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2 PAGE 4 TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE - _ ^MMM^^Hpa Monday / OctoUr 12,1964 Passing Is A Safety Factor Editor's Note. The following .is another in the series of articles by Franklin college football, coach Red Faught, in an effort to ciari-. ^fy and create better understanding of the game by the- fans in the stand. This is the next to last article in -. the series. By RED FAUGHT In 1905 due to the many injuries occuring in football, President Theodore Roo.'/avelt threatened to 'ban the game unless the game was cleaned up. The forward pass was incorporated in the rules in 1906 to make the game safer. Prior to this time, teams relied on mass plays where brute strength and • great weight were major factors in moving the football. The rules eliminated, many of the .mass formations such as the "flying wedge" and the forward pass forced the defense to deploy their men. There is no evidence that one type of offense is superior to another. Each fall the won-lost| columns indicate that teams are successful'using a 'great variety of formations and plays. Some teams rely heavily on the passing attack while others seem to reject it as if it were a contagious disease. All coaches agree that there are times when it is handy to be able to move through the air. Yet there are running teams caught without this weapon in their attack. There is a psychological advantage in knowing that the pass is "combat ready." , Many coaches associate passing with the risk of interceptions and the thought makes them shudder. The frequent interception of passes can .bring disaster but there are many pass patterns that can he utilized which reduce 'the chance of interception. These can be thrown with no more danger than would occur in losing the ball by fumble on an off-tackle running play. The passer mus,t be schooled not to fear being thrown for a loss, and how to throw the ball away intentionally—but without penalty. An incompleted pass will hurt the team little more than a running play that fails to gain more than three yards. Often the coach rejects the passing game because there is no young man standing by with (Continued on page 6) , MUTUAL OF OMAHA WHETHER YOU RECEIVE BENEFITS I 1, 10, OR 100 TIMES Here's low-cost hospitalization insurance that can never be cancelled because of any change in your HEALTH . . . FOR FREE INFORMATION CALL Robert D. Shock R F D 4 Tipton Phone OSborne 5-6159 Sports Parade By MILTON RICHMAN UP I Sports Writer TOKYO (UPI)— World traveler and World Series winner Johnny Logan headed for Hong Kong Monday on the first leg of his trip home to Milwaukee and on what could be the last leg of his active baseball career. At 38, the travel-weary Logan has just about. had it insofar as playing any more baseball is concerned, although he can always claim he went out in first class style. "Shake hands with a World Series winner," he said, practically bubbling over. "That makes two for me. One with the Braves and now with the Nankai Hawks." Logan's cut with the Hawks, who beat the Hanshin Tigers at Osaka last Saturday night in the seventh and deciding game of the Japanese World Series, won't begin to approach the winning share he received from the Braves after they beat the Yankees in' 1957. But he's not kicking a bit. "This was really an" experience of a life-time," said the former Milwaukee and Pittsburgh shortstop. "It gave me, my wife and my children an opportunity to see Japan and I wouldn't-have missed it for the world. Average Was Low Logan didn't exactly make Japanese ' fans forget Babe Ruth and most of them were rather surprised the Nankai manager used him in each one of the seven series games. Despite his anemic .189 batting average during the regular 140- game season, Johnny rose to the occasion in the all-Japan Series and contributed - several key hits for the Hawks. "Funny thing," he said, "a curve ball is" a curve ball in any league and some of the pitchers they have here in Japan could make a pretty good living back home. True, I didn't see another Sandy Koufax down here but I didn't notice too many lambs, either." Logan,.who broke in with the Braves while they still were located in Boston, took a lot of hard knocks during his baseball career. It never seriously bothered him, though, and bis genuinely warm personality has earned him more friends than any three other ballplayers you can name. Always Has Smile Win or lose, Johnny always has a smile and a funny story to tell. Nor is he one of those guys who feels the world owes him a living. He proved that about a year ago when he traveled to San Diego, site of the winter baseball meetings, in an effort to' hook on with someone after the Pirates handed him his unconditional release. He had promises from the Mets and Colts, who subsequently told him they had no place for him. The Dodgers offered him a minor league job, which he rejected because he felt he could still play in the majors. Logan showed no bitterness even though he returned home from San Diego without a job. "Baseball doesn't owe'me a thing," he said at the time. "It paid me well and I have nothing to cry . about. But I still think I can play in the majors." Johnny knows better now. Stottlemyre, Gibson Match Pitches Today By STEVE SNIDER I . UPI Sports Writer j NEW YORK (UPI)—"I like our chances now better than I did when the series opened." I And with that confident remark, Manager Johnny Keane of the St. Louis Cardinals sent out his favorite clutch pitcher— righthand fastballer Bob Gibson in an efofrt to grab the lead in the fifth game of the World Series against tStf New York Yankees today. A victory for the dead game Cardinals would give them a terrific edge on their home grounds when the series returns to St. Louis for game No. 6 on Wednesday. For the Yankees, with the series all square at 2-2 as a result of Ken Boyer's grand slam home run for a 4-3 Cardinal triumph Sunday, it was rookie pitcher Mel Stottlemyre, who bested Gibson in the second game at tiny Busch Sta- diom last Thursday. Face Different Team But this time, it was a different sort of Cardinal team facing the 22-year-old righthander who has been a Yankee only since Aug. ; 11 when he rushed to the rescue from Richmond to shore up New York's sagging pennant hopes with a 9-3 record down the pressurized stretch. • The Cardinals, says Keane, know something now they only hoped for when the series opened at St. Louis last Wednesday. They've proved in four games they're as tough and resilient as the vastly more experienced Yankees, who are competing in their fifth straight World Series with a "strictly business" atti­ tude. . Only minutes after blowing Sunday's fourth game, many of the top Yanks were relaxing in front of a television set watching New York's football Giants against the Dallas Cowboys. Odds Mer.n' Nothing "Coming back the way we did does something for a club," said Keane. "And it shows we're even in every game. Those so-called odds just don't mean a thing." Odds on today's game showed the Yankees favored at 17-10 and 2-1 to win the series. Keane shrugged that off, too. The Cardinals actually made two comebacks Sunday—one to overcome a three-run Yankee lead achieved in the first inning and another to even the series at two games each. Stottlemyre learns quickly and one of the things he has learned in his brief career- as a Yankee is to take things in stride. " ' . "I'll be more relaxed today than I was "at St. Louis," said the lean young rookie. "And I know this park better. I don't have to worry about that St. Louis infield." Young Mel referred to the condition of the hard-baked surface at Busch Stadium that, according to the Yankees, afforded some daffy bounces. High On Chances But Keane was high on his chances with Gibson coming back. "He has been our" man all along for the big game," said Keane of his hard thrower who piled up a 19-12 record during the National League season. "We like him in the tough ones." No matter who wins today, the 19G4 World Series returns Wednesday to the ball yard where it all started — Busch Stadium in St. Louis. And right now the Yankees are hurting. Manager Yogi Berra still doesn't know whether he'll get another pitching effort from his ace—Whitey. Ford. Ford has aggravated a bruised heel. "It's strictly day-to-day with Whitey," says Yogi, who knows full well the days soon will be running out. NEW YORK (UPI) — Box score of the fourth game of the World Series: ST. LOUIS AB R H RBI Flood cf _ 4 1 2 0 Brock If 4 0 0 0 iGroat ss 4 110 1 K. 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LOB—St. Louis, 4; New York, 5. 2B—Linz, Richardson. HR—K. Boyer. ip h r er bb so Sadecki 1-3 4 3 2 0 0 Craig (W) 4 2-3.2 0 0 3 8 Taylor 4 0 0 0 1 2 Downing (L)x 6 .4 4 3 2 4 Mikkelsen 1 0 0 0 0 1 Terry 2 2 0 0 0 3 x—Faced one man in 7th. T—2:18. A—66,312. NEW, BIGGEST FORD SIX EVER BUILT This new Ford engine is 300 cu. In. big! It was designed to give increased performance and durability with traditional six-cylinder economy. NEW, UEAVYrDUTY SIX FOR FORp MEDIUMS This, new Ford 300-cu.; in. HD Six has a seyea-.maia- bearing forged-steel crankshaft and heavy-duty quality throughout for extra durability. DON Ine 125 W. JEFFERSON STREET 1 TIPTON, INDIANA RE-ELECT OLIVER D. WHEATLEY Judge Tipton Circuit Court Vote November 3. Your support appreciated. Paid Pol-7-9-11-13-15-17-191 21-23 FOR REAL ESTATE . & INSURANCE CONSULT Jfce &cS6 • 120 South West St. ON THE SIDELINES BY HAM R1GG George Frye, the Huntington sports scribe called Friday morning to see if we could relay the halftime score of that night's Elwood-Tipton game to him . . . Said the Huntington fans were tremendously impressed with Tipton's '13-12 showing against Cathedral and proud that the Blue Devils were proving such strong representatives of the Central Indiana Conference. Said he'd call us after the game was over for final statistics on the battle between the two conference leaders . . . in his call that night he expressed pride that his Vikings had gone out of the conference to defeat Columbia City 23-14 but said Tipton was by far the strongest club Huntington has played this year. Praise from El wood Gene Conard of Elwood, who had been impressed with Tipton when he watched them against Cathedral aUveek earlier, credited Tipton's "manpower" with the 41-7 victory over his Panthers Friday night. He pointed out that although coach Larry Shook used all of the 22-man squad'he brought to Tipton in an attempt'.to give his boys much needed rest, the speed of Danny Crouch and the power of Billy Moore, coupled with Tipton's, weight' advantage in 'the line was just too much for Elwood to stand up to and credited coach John Moses with a "real fine club". Didn't Pass Often Several fans have expressed' wonder that Elwood didn't try to pass more often against the Satans whose one weakness to date has been defense against aerials. In the first place, that WAS Elwood's obvious intention. When they announced that Junior Mike Manis was going to start his first game at quarterback, coach John Moses immediately anticipated Elwood was going to go (o the air against the Blue Devils for Manis, until Friday had only been the reserve quarterback. He is a good passer, and tall enough (6' 2") to sight over the line for his targets.. The reason the Panthers didn't follow through on that plan was obvious early. The Tipton line was too strong. It was breaking through the Elwood front line.into the Panther backfield before the passer could get set and it would have been suicide to set the quarterback up where he could be trapped from 10-15 yards behind the line of scrimmage. Secondly, through constant practice .as well as being under fire in the air during regular games, the pass defense is improving. That interception by Terry Weber in the last quarter was a perfect example of the timing that Moses has had his boys working on for pass defense. Weber stayed behind the intended Elwood receiver until just the right moment then at the last instant leaped in front of him to. snare the ball-and give Tipton possession as they finished out the game. Surprise In Store? The Blue Devils have now taken a momentary lead in the CIC (conference standings will be published Tuesday) but with three conference games remaining out of the four games left on the schedule,. they are far from out of the woods. On paper, the key game will be on foreign soil when the Satans visit Peru October 30. Peru like Tipton, is undefeated in league warfare but the Tigers have a 21-21 tie with Wabash on their record that keeps them in second place. But sandwiched around that Peru outing are games this Friday at Alexandria and in the season final Nov. 6 at home against those same Wa bash Apaches that tied Peru. Normally we'd consider Tipton an odds on favorite for the game this week against Alexandria, even though it will be played at Alex. We say NORMALLY. But an incident happened Saturday which gives us pause for wonder. A semi-retired Alexandria businessman, although not too old, visited this community over the week-end exuding confidence that Alex was going to beat the ASSOCIATE DEGREES Phone 742-1354 Fort Woynt, Ind f \AJInter ^Jerm * Business Administration & Finance * Secretarial Science * Professional Accounting 7 ) With I I.B.M. Blue Devils by a .t least six points. He lay claim to some "information" and "credentials" which we'd normally take with a grain of salt except for the fact tha 't he was waving a great big rolK ,of "green" to back up his confidence and asking for "takers." 1 .. Personally, we"re still inclined to think he was just an Alexandria native backing up his hometown team with personal loyalty and perhaps carried away by it. He wouldn 't be the first sporting fan to which that has happened. But bearing in mind two other events, all we can do is caution the Blue Devils not to take Alex too lightly or they may wind up in the same position Peru did in their conference opener when they blew a two touchdown lead in the last three minutes of the game to Wabash. IFirst, there isn't a coach in the conference we.'ve got anymore respect for, on his football savy than Alex mentor Jim Weh- sollek. It was three years ago if we recall correctly that we voted for Wehsollek as CIC "coach of the year" when he brought Alex from last place to second in one season. Secondly we'll never forget the following season when Tipton visited Alex looking for a victory that would give it the conference championship, and with all plans made for. an after-game victory bonfire, that the Tigers handled the Blue Devils a thoroughly sound trouncing. It'll be a long time until most Tipton fans forget that one. .By the same token, we have a well founded suspicion that Alex remembers just as strongly the 63-6 pounding which Tipton administered to the Tigers on the local field in last year's season final. They MAY not have the manpower to hold off the Blue Devils this year, but they are certain to be pulling out all stops in an effort to do so. We predict a Tipton victory, but we're not about to kid ourselves- it is going to be an easy one. Coach Wehsollek has a young Quarterback, we believe he's a junior, of whom he is expecting great things before the boy is through. The youngster's name is Steve Telfer, and it was he who scored three touchdowns in the Alex 33-14 victory over Columbia City a. couple of games back. He was green then, but scouting reports indicate coach Wehsollek is justified in his confidence in the boy. In all. Alex has six different boys who have scored .touch- downsfor him this season, so the Tigers, despite a 2-3-1 record, are not devoid of-scoring punch. In all, we're looking for a ball game that should make * it well worth .the Tipton fans' taking time out Friday night to help fill the spacious bleachers at the new Alex football plant. There will be plenty of seats for all. Making Good . Local friends will be glad to know that Dave JIassey. whose transfer to California cost the Blue Devils a tackle this season, has made the starting lineup as a tackle in his new high school at Novato. California, despite the fact that the school has a much larger student body to pick its candidates from. A writeup from the Independent Journal of that community, describing Novato's 20-0 victory over Ukiah High School reports: "On defense, Novato held Ukiah almost at will with tackles Jim Larsen and Dave Massey leading the charge." Dave was listed as a guard in preseason calculation bu»~his mastery of fundamentals and aggressiveness resulted in his beating out a trio of tackle candidates who weighed 220, 215 and 200. Massey scales 180. Want Ads Pay •£wt» (Satisfaction Guaranteed) 7771 Make Septic Tanks Work Like New ASK YOUR DEALER FOR TIPTON COUNTY FARM BUREAU CO-OP

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