The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on November 24, 1964 · Page 4
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Tipton, Indiana
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Tuesday, November 24, 1964
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PAGE 4 THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Tuesday, Nov. 24,1964 SPORTS PARADE (Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) • By MILTON RICHMAN UP I Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Now it can be told. Warren Spahn was offered the managership of the Milwaukee Braves' last June and turned it down cold. "I'm not ready to manage at this point," Spahn told the Braves' brass. "I feel I can still pitch and win." Disclosure of this unusual mid-season offer did. not come from either Spahn or President John McHale of the Braves, who may even feel obliged to deny it. Nor did it come from the New York Mets, who signed the amazing .43 : year-old southpaw as a pitcher-coach Monday. Teammates Reveal Offer The story is true, however, and not only can be but already has been substantiated by several of Spahn's former teammates. Spahno received $80,000 from the Braves this year. Undoubtedly, one of the prime reasons he turned down the offer to manage them was because he'd be forced to take a cut. "Cut" really .isn't the right word. It would be more like an amputation, slicing his salary to a point somewhere between $30,000 and $35,000. The Mets' proposition looked much better to him. Under questioning, President George Weiss revealed the Mets did not cut Spahn's salary, the full 25 percent. Loosely translated, that means it was cut only: 20 per cent. \ It also means Spahnie will be collecting $64,000 next year from the Mets and that ain't exactly hay. Extends Contract Shortly after Spahn rejected the - Braves' managerial offer, Bobby Bragan, who already had a contract to manage the club through 1964, had the document extended through 1965. The Mets paid, little, if anything to get Spahn from: the Braves. It could turn out to be the best deal in their brief history^, To begin with, they^needed a pitching:coach and Spahn could develop into one of the best." He certainly knows his subject. Secondly, he could snap back after a woeful 6-13 season and add to his record total of 356 victories. Casey Stengel remembers the first time" he ever noticed Spahn, way back with the Boston Braves in 1942, he bore down harder "than any pitcher I ever saw." He still does. FARRELL SIDELINED SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) — Fullback Joe Farrell will be sidelined when nationally-first- ranked Notre Dame closes its football season next Saturday against Southern California. Farrell was operated on Monday for torn ligaments in his knees. RATELLE RECALLED NEW YORK (UPI) — Center Jean Ratelle was recalled by the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League Monday from Baltimore of the American Hockey League. ELECTED CAPTAIN CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (UPI)— Ken Boyda, a 195-pound end from Carnegie, Pa., has been elected captain of the 1965 Harvard football team. Boyda played in several games this year although he suffered a shoulder separation in pre-season drills. Notre Dame Boosts Lead Over Alabama AMBULANCE-SERVICE .... anytime Day or Night Our Two Ambulances Are Fully Equipped With Oxygen looting. - yjiclioli * FUNERAL HOME 216 W. Jefferson OS 5-4780 By GEORGE C. LANGFORD UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) -f-Top- ranked Notre Dame increased its lead over Alabama and Big Ten champion Michigan jumped up to fourth place today in the United Press International college football ratings. The national champion will be named next week by the 35 coaches on the UPI rating board. Notre Dame market its fourth consecutive week in the No. 1 spot' by boosting its total of first place votes from 29 to 31 and point total from 340 to 344, the highest rating of any team this season. Second-ranked Alabama held its three first-place votes but dropped six points to 301. Both Notre Dame and Alabama, unbeaten in nine games, have contests remaining this week. The Irish visit. Southern California Saturday and the Crimson Tide faces Auburn at Birming'- ham Thanksgiving Day. Arkansas, which completed its season with a perfect 10-0 record, the Southwest Conference title and a berth in the Cotton Bowl, remained solidly entrenched in third-place. Michigan swapped places with Nebraska, which lost its first game of the season last week to Oklahoma and tumbled from fourth to sixth. Texas, the 1963 national champion, continued as the No. 5 team. Louisiana State and Ohio State also switched positions. LSU advanced from eighth to seventh with the Buckeyes sliding back to eighth after their defeat at the hands' of Michigan. Oregon State, unranked last week, vaulted to ninth place after clipping Oregon 7-6 for a share of the Pacific Eight Conference title. Florida State (8-11) returned to the top 10 in 10th place following its 16-7 triumph over Florida. Georgia Tech remained 11th, Illinois jumped from 18th to 12th, Perm State, winner of the Lambert Trophy symbolic of eastern football supremacy, climbed from 15th to 13th, and Southern California, which tackles Notre Dame Saturday, rose from 17th to 14th. Tulsa was placed 15th, Syracuse dropped from ninth to 116th, Prfricetpn, one'of four major college teams- with a perfect record, ranked 17th, Mississippi remained 18th and Purdue and Utah tied for 19th. Oregon, 10th a week ago, dropped out of the ratings completely after its loss to Oregon State. NEW YORK (UPI) —The United Press International major college football ratings with first-place votes and won-lost- tied records in parentheses: Team Points xl. Notre Dame (31) (9-0) 344 x2. Alabama (3) (9-1) 301 3. Arkansas (1) (10-0) 289 4. Michigan (8-1) 236 x5. Texas (8-1) 201 6. Nebraska (9-1) 151 x7. Louisiana State (7-i-l) 115 8. Ohio State (7-2) 71 9. Oregon State (8-2) 49 10. Florida State (8-1-1) 41 x-Have not completed season. Second 10 —11, Georgia Tech 22 ; 12, Illinois 16; 13, Penn State 13; 14, Southern Califor nia 11; 15, Tulsa 0; 6, Syracuse 9; 17, Princeton 8; 18, Mississippi 7; 19 (tie), Purdue and Utah 6 each. Other teams receiving points —Oregon, Missouri, New Mexico, Arizona State U. WINS CHAMPIONSHIP PARIS (UPI) —Bruno Visitin of Italy retained the European light-middleweight boxing championship Monday with a 14th round knockout of French champion Soulem'ane Diallo. SUPREME COURT MEETS WASHINGTON (UPI) —The Supreme Court meets today to hand down opinions .and orders before taking a recess until Dec. 7. The court has had under advisement since Oct. 5 challenges from Birmingham, Ala., and Atlanta, Ga., to the public accommodations section of the 1964 civil rights law. This decision could be forthcoming any Monday the court is in session. COOL VIEWERS BASKINGSTOKE, England (UPI) — Fifty old people com tinued sipping tea and watching TV Sunday night while fire- ment put out a blaze on the floor above them. When you're looking for a full-size car (a Ford/Chevy-type car), but you want it hot and handsome and at a lower price—you haven't seen anything till you've seen Coronet. Any way you look at it, Coronet's the most for the least.:. with optional power to 426 cubic inches. With room,, ride and style. With a price that's lower by a long, shot—model for model—than every full-size Ford and Chevy in the book, Coronet! It's the 'sellingest Dodge, because just about everyone who looks—buys. Have you seen Coronet, yet? CLYDE OVERDORF MOTORS •Ine State Boad 28 East TIPTON' 5 1 ON THE SIDELINES BY HAM RIGG We were just plain sick at heart yesterday, and the thought of watching the Blue Devils play a 'basketball game Wednesday night after we attend services that afternoon for Wally Murray was just downright meaningless. Then we had a phone call moments before the press started to roll. ""The caller wished to remain unidentified, so we'll suffice it to say that his is one of the most revered names in Tipton basketball history. And it was his suggestion, after Mr. • and Mrs. W. O. Murray had given their permission, that a "Wally Murray Scholarship Fund" be established from friends and fans of Wally's who would like to perpetuate his memory with contribution towards a scholarship instead of flowers. For Baskerballer The idea was necessarily hurried and details remain to be Worked out. The essential fact was, however, that it would be a scholarship for a basketball player from T.H.S. wanting to go to college. The size of the scholarship and whether it would go to one boy or to several, will of course depend upon the amount of contributions received. And the recipient will' be something to be worked out in cooperation with school authorities. Creation of the fund did nothing to remove our sense of sadness over the loss of a wonderful young man—but knowing Wally, we're certain he's looking down on us now with that pleased grin and a word of blessing and encouragement for whoever benefits from this fund. And we know that his parents cannot help but be proud of this testimonial' to the esteem in which he was held by this community. Game Statistics Figures kept on the players bench by coach Dick Barr's statistician do not always agree with those kept at the scoring table but pretty generally they are in close accord. Sometimes with four or five hands reaching for the ball under the basket, there is disagreement as to who got the tip because of the difference in angle of the respective viewers but as long as both benches are agreed upon the number of shots, there can be no argument overall. And in the final analysis, the figures kept by the school statistician on the players bench are the. ones that go into the record as official, so we'll give those after each game, on each of the boys appearing in the contest. For last week's Clinton Central game: Rebounds Bill Moore lead the team in rebounds with -six, although he was not around at the finish. Don Curnutt, Keith Smith, Gary Meyers, Dan Crouch and Dave Quigley each had four and Lex Boyd who also left the game twice because of foul trouble, had three. Assists Dan Crouch had three assists and Bill Moore two to top the team in that department with one each to the credit of Curnutt, Smith and Boyd. And Curnutt had half of the team's steals with two while Moore and .Crouch each had one. Errors On the minus side of the ledger were bad passes and violations, under the Iqtter heading being traveling calls, remaining too long in the center lane, etc. The team had eight bad passes, two each charged to Moore and Curnutt and one each to Crouch.. Quigley, Harmon and Jim Hannah. Three violations were charged to Moore and one apiece to Gary Meyers and Keith Smith. It is elimination of bad passes and violations that the coaches work on in practice sessions. They also watch closely to see who is guarding their man too loosely and letting him get off "good" shots instead of CAMEL0T 7JMST-0fJ£Jf A CLASSIC ACHIEVEMENT «9K . • r ? - ' L '.'i!>l. Q*. , flu- ><->••••••• •><•• —* '•' jeweler" : 'i bc pressing the man closely and making hifti hurry his shots so as to affect their accuracy. And then there was the case of the Clinton Central game where at least a dozen times, a Tipton man lost his opponent completely and the Bulldogs wound up with sleepers, all alone under the Tipton basket. In the first game of the season these things can be expected. The kids are tense and make • m i s t a k e s through over eagerness to do a good job; sometimes they notice an opponent slipping away from the man supposed to cover him and in trying to pick up the uncovered man they lose their own player. And then *oo, there is still a bit of football in some of the boys for the first couple of games and fouls come more frequently than they should. All these things-work themselves out early, as a rule, and coach Dick Barr, overall, was well pleased in his team's opening showing against an opponent which already had a strong victory under its belt. As he expressed it after the game, Clinton Central is a good, hustling ball club and they'll win their share of games before the season is over. Accuracy In the shooting department Barr's bench statistics for the team agreed with ours, the Satans hitting 30 of 61,,. although in the case of individuals we were off on a couple of occasions as to who we credited with the shots. Barr's figures show Curnutt hitting 13 of 26, Moore 6 of 12, Crouch 5 of 10, Keith Smith 2 of 2, Li:i Boyd 1 of 2, Gary Meyers 0 of 4, D;vc Quigley 2 of 3 and Jim Harmon 1 of 2. That's a team percentage of .492 which is good enough to win 19 out of 20 games when a team is shooting 60 or more times a game. Ken Boyer Is Most Valuable By DICK DEW UPI Sports Writer BOSTON (UPI)—Ken Boyer, the most successful member of baseball's most famous family since the DiMaggiosJtoday was named the National League's Mofjf?Valuable Player for 1964. The St. Louis third baseman was a no-contest winner in balloting announced by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. He collected 14 of 20 first-place votes for a 243 point total, 56 ahead of ranking challenger Johnny Callison of Phil : adelphia. Boyer learned of the award when he returned from quail hunting in the little town of Hermann, Mo. He refused at first to believe he had actually been selected. Then 'finally convinced, he said he was "very pleased." When told he had received. 14 of the first place votes, Boyer said, "I guess that's my lucky number. I shot 14 birds today and my uniform number is 14." Helped By Teammates He said he believed his selection was due in large measure to the outstanding performances of several of bis team mates, notably Bill White, Dick Groat and Bob Gibson. "I was very lucky I had such fellows on the ball club," he said. Selection of the 33-year-old Boyer, one of three members' of the same family who have been active in the major leagues, came just a week after another third baseman, Baltimore's Brooks Robinson, was chosen the most "valuable player in the American League. It marked the first time in the history of the balloting by the BWAA that two third basemen have been picked in the same' year. Boyer, an eight-time National League All-Star selection,. was chosen for a season in which he led the major leagues in runs batted in with 118 while compiling a .295 batting average that is a single point below his major league career average. Star In Series But because the voting had to be completed before St. Louis whipped New York in the World Series, the writers H> couid not know that Boyer was to crash a grand slam homer for a big 4-3 series victory oyer'the Yankees. : ., • That grand slammer was typical of Bpyer's season/his tenth with the Cardinals, because he delivered many clutch hits in the St. Louis pennant : drive. '.He was one of six St. 'Louis player*' 'among the 26 listed by the writer* this year. Bill White of, the Cardinals picked mp two first place votes as did power hitter CaUison. Single first-place Votes went to Jose *Torre of Milwaukee and Lou Brock of St. Louls^Ul^delpMa^ad #W (Continued on F«ga I) "• t Sl'Ai 'Vv'-Vtf.v if' Blue Devfls^af Home Against Sparfrens Ini Hometown Opener Tipton (1-0) < : Moore, 6'3''-.--— -'. Smith, 6T%-^_^_ Boyd, 6'2/ 2 "__-_ Crouch, 5'10"____ Curnutt, 6'4"-L'_J_- ^. COACH: Dick Barr TwC Uneups,filled with cmes- tionmarks have, .'been advanced for tomorrow . night's .renewal of the annual' Tipton-Sharpsville - Prairie basketball. clash in the Tipton gym, and the only certainty about the '' game appears, that the season will start off locally with-a full house. Dick Kingery; biggest man in the Spartan lineup has been under the weather this' week as has Jerry Ogle,' and coach Bob Blessing said this morning that any lineup announced now would at best be' only a tentative one. Kingery, he f e 1 t, would be able to start, but there was doubt whether Ogle would even dress- for the- game. And Tipton mentor Dick Barr expressed the same doubt about one of his starters,. Last Friday after the victory over Clinton Central there appeared no doubt as to who one of the boys would be' w h o would take up the scoring slack left by the graduation,of Dick Mcintosh and Harvey Harmon. That was . after Don Curnutt singed the hoops with a 33-point output. What wasn't known at the time however,- was that he was playing with blistered feet and coach Barr said Curnutt was so badly hobbled yesterday that he could only take a limited part in the action. He also said it was extremely doubtful that Curnutt would see action at all against the Spartans, let alone be on the floor for the opening tipoff. Should Curnutt not be able to play, there will will a real opportunity for one of the "bench strength" which Tipton feels is so much stronger than a year ago, to prove which of the various contenders will be able to team with Curnutt as the season progresses in giving the Blue Devils a 1-2 or 1-2-3 punch such .as they displayed a year ago in becoming one of the top cage p*vers in the state. Should Curnutt not be able, to, play, the likelyhood was that Keith Smith might be moved back to a guard position along with playmaker Dan Crouch, and either Gary Meyers or Dave Quigley would move into the lineup. Meyers would go in a forward position but Quigley could go either at forward or step to center and advance Lex Boyd under the boards. There was also the possibility that Smith could remain at forward because of his jumping-jack rebounding ability and that Jim Hannah, Jerry Carter or Jim Harmon might take over the guard position vacated by Curnutt, All in all, it presented Barr with quite a disposition of his men and the possibility that a much closer contest than was originally expected could arise. Sharpsville-Prairie has shown a lot of potential but with a new coach it sometimes takes half a season for the boys and coach to adjust to each other and familiarize themselves with the style of play advocated by the coach. Blessing has several other boys too, with whom he could go and Mughmaugh has shown a lot of possibility although needing experience after not trying out for basketball during his . sophomore and junior years. The Spartans took a 95-41 drubbing against' the Blue Devils last season, when Mcintosh chipped in with 33 points and Harmon added; 23. Rounding out the scoring in that game were Bill Moore with 6, Curnutt with 14, Crouch with 5, Butch Myers with 2, Steve Shafpsville (0-2) Carter, 6 '1" "'"•'• ,F Stout, 5'11" A . .C Kingery, 6'3" G ^.Watson, 5'6" G-_! _Cuilison, 510" Bob Blessing VanHorn with'-4 and Keith Smith with 8. This year they're" determined to •> make much more of a game out of it North Controls Cage Strength In The Rockies (EDITORS NOTE: This is another in a series of dispatches dealing with the nation's college basketball teams.) • The Rockies By STEVE SMILANICH UPI Sports Writer SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) — The struggle for basketball supremacy is expected to shift from the south to the north in the Rocky Mountain-Southwest area this season. Brigham Young University, Wyoming, Utah State and Montana State, all located on the northern fringes of the wide open area, are being branded the favorites. Meanwhile, New Mexico and Arizona State, co-champions of the Western Athletic Conference last year and giants of the Southland, are being relegated to challengers' roles. Brigham Young, boasting a wealth of material including all- conference performer John Fairchild, is the favorite to win the WAC race and represent the league in the NCAA playoffs. Led By Estes Utah State, led by high scoring Wayne Estes, the nation's 10th best scorer last year with a 28.3 average, is expected to be the class of the are's independent teams while Montana State, also boasting exceptional experience, is favored to take the Big Sky Conference title. -Wyoming and- Arizona figure to give BYU a run for its money in the WAC race while Weber State, Idaho State and Montana are the top contenders in the Big Sky. Colorado State, Air Force Academy, Denver and Regis all are rated a step or two below Utah State among the area's in- pendents. Coach Stan Watts could have his best team at BYU since the glory days of Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson. Fairchild,, who averaged 20.3 points a game last year, will be the key to BYU's offense. However, he will have much more help this season. Wyoming will count on Flynn Robinson, the league's leading scorer last year with a 25.6 average. Even with Estes Hack, Utah State will be hard pressed in matching last year's fine 21-8 record. Returnees Offer-Key Montana State is building jts squad around returnees Don Rae, Kermit Young and Bob Gustafsoh. New .Mexico and Arizona State both lost, key players but have the nucleus for strong squads. . '' •' Coach Burce Larsen is counting on eight returning lettermeri including regulars Warren Rustand and Al Johnson to make his Arizona squad a title threat. Coach Jack Gardner enters his second decade at Utah with a lack of height and experience. Jim Williams at Colorado State and Bob Spear at the Air' Force Academy both face big rebuilding' tasks. WATER PIPE THAWING !!! ELECTRICALLY OS5-6298 for ALLWATER Problems WATER CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT CO. SALES—SERVICE—RENTAL WATERPH*E THAWING si-'.',. CLIP THIS AD AS WE ARE NOT IN THE TELEPHONE 'DIRECTORY

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