The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 22, 1964 · Page 5
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 5

Tipton, Indiana
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Tuesday, December 22, 1964
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PAGE 4 THE TIPTQN DAIfcYTRlBUNE Tuesday, Dec. 22,1964 Texas Tech To Utilize Defense In Sun Bowl By WILLIAM E. DONNELLY United Press International LUBBOCK, Tex. (UPI) — With speed and agility making up for a pronounced lack of beef and muscle, Texas Tech's Sun Bowl-bound Red Raiders come up with a defensive against rushing that rated only a shade below that of nationally-ranked Arkansas and Texas And, despite the explosiveness on offense furnished by two- time All-Southwest Conference back Donny Anderson and his speedy cohorts, those close to the situation on the Tech campus feel that defense played a major part in the Raiders' best season in a decade. Coach J. T. King, who served hitches as defensive boss at Texas and Tulane before taking over the Reins here, rates the current Bandit squad at Tech along with the best he's been associated- with. Not A 3ig Team "We're .not as big as some . . . ," King says, '"but I think this one has a lot of speed, agility and desire' that makes up for a lack of size." Led by linebacker C. C. Willis, whom folks in the Plains country feel has no superior at his speciality, the Tech defense allowed an average of just over 100 yards rushing per game on ; a -schedule that included the Cotton and Orange Bowl teams, Arkansas and Texas '•One thing we definitely have with this defense," says King, "is the ability to make the big play. Guys like Sam Cornelius. John Carrell, Doug Young, James Henkcl. Willis and Teddy Roberts — they all came up with their share of them." Young Doubtful Starter Cornelius is an end, Carrell a tackle, Young and Henkel are guards.' Young, injured in the Baylor game, missed half the season and is a doubtful start• er against Georgia next Saturday afternoon. x Roberts led the league in interceptions. Two of his steals were timely, indeed — one lie swiped in' the end zone to thwart a Mississippi State scoring threat and another he returned for a touchdown against Texas Christian to nail down an important victory. Matt Lair, too, must receive considerable credit for Tech's defensive showing. The Raider defensive coach took over last spring after moving here from Kentucky and, with sophomores and offensive castoffs, molded the stingy unit. Send greetings d-aily witli a Christmas gift subscription to THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE. ON THE SIDELINES BY HAM RIGG BROWN'S Barber Shop will be open - all day Wed. bue will close Frj and Sat. due to Christmas. How a team can go on the floor and play a strong club like Peru the way Tipton did Friday night, then turn around and put up a first quarter like the Blue Devils did against Carmel the following night, we'll never know. Donnie Curnutt hit the first and last baskets of the quarter for Tipton . . .the only two baskets they did get that period. Between those two Tipton baskets, Tipton got just four free throws and two of them were also by Curnutt, while Carmel was racing to 22 points. Certainly Carmel w a s fired up, but for a high school varsity to score just four free throws while their opponents are scoring 22 points is almost unbelievable. Particularly a team as highly regarded as Tipton has been by the so-called experts this year. Lost Their Heads Some folks say coach Dick Barr. should have called a time out. We'll agree—if the purpose of that time cut had been to send in the entire second five. . .to heck with winning. . . if t h e first five didn't want to play ball together—if they wanted to run about like a group of chickens with their heads cut off then they'didn't deserve on the floor. After the Frankfort fiasco a week earlier Barr worked his head—and the kid's heads—off all last week. Friday night against Peru that work paid off and Barr thought he had his troubles solved. Certainly ' during that first quarter he thought the kids were capable of pulling themselves together—he had warned them who to watch for those outside "bombs". But when a team commits 12 errors in one period, as many as most teams commit in a whole game—well, there's no excuse for an all senior team to become that disorganized. Must Put Out We hate like the dickens to get "on" these kids for personally we like everyone of them. After the Frankfort game we said th loss might have been ?ood for them. . . but are we to keep saying that after every other game this season? If boys are out there on the floor playing the best game of which they are capable, and then still get beat we'll be just as proud of them in defeat as we are in victory and give .all due credit to the team that beat 'em for doing a good job. Carmel wasn't a bad team Saturday night. It showed some ability, seme determination and a lot of courage. But Tipton showed, when it woke up in the second, third and fourth quarters, that it had its mind on anything except the job-at-hand in that opening period. Carmel Used Heads There's no alibi for the fourth quarter, although the Blue Devils outscored Carmel seven field goals to two in those eight minutes. Carmel played the game then that it knew it had to play to win. That was a ball-control game that would make Tipton have to come out for the ball To get it Tipton was going to have to commit fouls, and Car mel earned its victory under pressure by hitting IS of 18 free throws. There's no beating that kind of shooting. A couple of the Tipton fouls may have been, to put it mildly, "foolish", but at least then, the Satans were trying to do what they knew had to be doen .' . "get the ball". In the first quarter, when they HAD the ball, they threw it away. When an all-senior, all- letterman starting five does that, then we'll say the heck with the outcome; turn the ball over to the second five and-let them have some fun. Stop Looking Ahead If the fact that Carmel was fired up led to Tipton's undoing, then the boys are going to have to realize that every team they play, as long as they are rated, is going to be fired up; they're going to have to learn the truth of the old adage that on a given night, any team can beat any other team. We know the one the kids are looking-forward' to is Noblesville in the tourney. Perhaps the fact that the Millers rose to the occasion a week earlier and defeated Carmel led to overconfidence on the part of the Satans. That's a poor. excuse for the kind of a game they played Saturday. It a kid isn't going on the floor ready t o put out his best all the way, then the whole purpose of competitive sports is 'being overlooked. Learn Lesson Now The game of life—the battle for success in the business world, can be very much a "dog-eat-dog" affair. The man who hopes to make a happy and nrosperous home and career for his wife and children, is supposed to learn now, in the classroom and on the athletic field, to put out his best effort at all times. The sooner that lesson is learned, the quicker are its results going to bear fruit in success. Now the B-Team We were tickled to death to see the B-team pick up its sixth victory in seven outings, 51-35 against Carmel. There may not be as much talent in some' spots as there is on the varsity, but there is certainly spirit. Four good guards in •Bill Grishaw, Larry Deakyne, Oren Rector and Terry Mcintosh; a couple of tall'prospects who.are scrappers in Bob S-hor- tle and Bill Complon. And we got a genuine kick out of- the ear-to-ear grin that lit up the face of Fritz Surber when he got his first B-team basket. His second one, moments later was even better. Fritz has a long way to go in learning what to do ' under the basket—getting used to body contact and fighting and positioning for the rebounds, but he's got two factors going for him right off the bat. He's gonna be about G'7" his senior year and he's naturally, a pretty fair shot. With those two things in his favor, and the thrill that he now knows can come with a couple of baskets in competition, he should have the incentive to barge in and use his size under the basket for those rebounds. It'll take some work . . .nothing comes easy . . but he's got the equipment if he takes advantage of it. DAUGHTER IS' DAD'S ACADEMIC ADVISER —Henry Schlewi- Ing, 50, Southern Illinois University freshman In Carbondale, HL, gets some pointers from daughter Carol, a graduate student In the English Department' She Is his academic adviser. Another daughter, Gail, a sophomore, looks on. Schleunlng worked at mechanical design, jobs around Chicago for 30 years, UIPQ decided on higher education. Van Arsdales Spell Trouble For I. U. Foes By United Press International Undefeated Indiana' has bewildered seven opponents this season and you could _say the Hoosiers had them seeing double. The mirror twins, Tom and Dick Van Arsdale,, have been double trouble for Indiana foes, including Monday night's 107-81 victim, Notre Dame. The eighth ranked Hoosiers enjoyed a 12-point, advantage at halftime and never allowed the Irish to come close after intermission. Indiana's zone-court press forced Notre Dame into 21 ball-handling errors as the Hoosier offense put five men into double figures? Including the Van Arsdale's 32-point combined effort. * .NAMES NEW COACH COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (UPI) — Newly appointed Texas Aggie Coach Gene Stallings has named the fifth man to the A&M staff in two weeks. Stallings announced Monday that he had hired Dee Powell, a defensive line cqach at Ala : bama and his former teammate at Texas A&M in 1954-55-58 Earlier Stallings had signed Elmer Smith, Don Watson, Lloyd Taylor and Jack Hurlbut. Michigan Back On Top Again In College Poll By CURT BLOCK UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI)—Pre-sea son favorite Michigan is back at the top of the United Press International major college basketball ratings today • after one week absence. The Wolverines, dethroned for a week by Wichita, regained the No. 1 position in a confrontation of the nation's top two teams on Dec. 14. Michigan handed Wichita its first loss by a slim 87-85 margin and pushed the Shockers into the runnerup spot. = Michigan received 21 first place votes from the UPI Board of Coaches ad totalled 325 points. Wichita was second on both, counts with seven votes for the top spot and 295 points. GOOD REPORT LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Gloria Morgan \i)anderbilt, mother of heiress Gloria Vanderbilt and widow of Reginald C. Vanderbilt, aws reported in "most satisfactory" condition today in Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Attendants said Mrs. Vanderbilt was improving nicely. She was admitted to the hospital Dec. 8 and underwent surgery Dec. 15 on an artery that carries blood from the heart. FREE! 5 Gal. of Gas for ** $ 100 ON USED CARS UP TO $1,000 UNTIL DECEMBER 31,1964 50 Gal of Gas 00 FREE FOR OVER $1,000 USED CAR--TILL DEC. 31st LATE MODELS —NEW CAR TRADE IN'S —INSIDE UNDER ROOF, 1964 DODGE — C-880—4 Dr. H. Top 1964 DODGE—C-880—2 Dr. H. Top—4 Spd. 1964 CHEV.—IMPALA—2 Dr. H. Top 1963 FORD—2 Dr. H. Top—Fast Back—4 Spd. 1963 PLYMOUTH—Conv. , 1962 DODGE:—440—4 Door Sedan 1962 CORVAIR—2 Door 1961 BUICK—Conv.—All Power 1963 STUDE—S. Wagon 1961 CHEV. Conv. 1962 TEMPEST—Conv. 1961 CHEV.— 4 Dr. H. Top (2) 1962 FORD— 4 Door Sd.-r -6 S. 1961 FORD—2 Door Sd.— 6 S. 1961 FALCON—S. Wagon 1960 OLDS—88— 4 Dr. H. Top S. S. '64 Stude y z Ton Pick-up '62 Dodge % Ton Pick-up •'to-Int'l. 'A Ton Pick-up CLYDE OVERDORF MOTORS Inc., UPI Cage Poll Is Discontinued For Holiday United Press International will, conduct a poll of its coaching panel while Indiana's high school 'basketbal teams take time out from classes during the Christmas and New Year holidays and a few of them participate in holiday' tournaments. The UPI poll will be resumed after games on Friday and Saturday, Janaary 8 and 9th' and the results of that poll will be announced in newspapers of Wednesday, January 13. The ratings will be published weekly thereafter until time for the state tournament. •'• -MAGLIE GETS POST NIAGRA FALLS (UPD — Sal M^glie, former major league pitcher has been approved for the $10,800 a year deputy state athletic commissioner post by Niagra County Republican ' Chairman, Allan Vandermark. SETS RACE DATE RIVERSIDE, Cal..(UPI) — The Riverside SCO, a $65,CO0 NASCAR championship that is racing's first major event of 1965 in the United States, will be . held Jan: 17 at Riverside raceway for late model stock car's. STATE ROAD.28 EAST TIPTON OS 5-7426 LOS ANGELES (UPI) — For Los Angeles Laker Coach Fred Schaus "Santa Claus came early" because Rudy LaRusso's fractured vertabra, which was expected, to have sidelined him six weeks, has been discovered ,to be an old injury and he will probably return to action Wednesday against Philadel phia. GOOD NEWS JUNCTION Barber Shop OPEN ALL DAY WED. BEFORE CHRISTMAS , WILL CLOSE DEC. 25 & 26 We thank you for your patronage in the past years and wish only the best for 1965 REVIEW OF THE YEAR-By Atan Maver -j -DECEMBER Ed Meloche says... ,"H> of I .ruvrll * lliilcs WIKII to extend to alt our cUNtomtra and frlend» a very happy Chri»tmu» and a mo»t prosperous ^-'-w Year. ' • Muncie Back In Good Graces With I.H.S.A.A. INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) —The IHSAA today announced the reinstatement of Muncie Central, Indiana's only five-time high school baksetball champion, as of Jan. 1, 1955, on a "probationary"' basis. In Muncie, principal John Huffman said "it's the best Christmas present we could have received." Muncie was suspended by the IHSAA last Jan. 15 o n charges of "laxities and irregularities" in the administration of its athletic program. The penalty meant that for the first time, the reigning Ind iana high school basketball champion could not defend its title. . Muncie was called on the carpet in connection with un­ sportsmanlike conduct of players and fans following Frankfort's holiday toruney last Dec. 28, and the penalty was to be for one year. Since that time, IHSAA Commissioner Phil E. Eskew reported Muncie school officials "have been .making a concerted effort to see that the athletic program meets the standard as set out by the IHSAA." Earlier this month, Muncie made formal application for reinstatement and Huffman and athletic director John Longfellow went before the IHSAA Board of Control. -They said their efforts to follow "all rules and regulations" would continue. Eskew said . 'Muncie i s "granted probationay membership in the IHSAA" as of Jan. 1. This means Muncie will b e permitted to participate again in all varsity athletics in a full program, including IHSAA tourneys and meets. The Bearcats, who have been playing four independent basketball teams in preparation for resumption of regular-season play, will open at home Jan. 2 against Hammond Tech. On Jan. 8 Muncie launches its North Central Conference schedule at Lafayette, the defending state champions. . "It is hoped that the entire community Muncie will cooperate to the fullest wiich school authorities in their attempt to restore Muncie Central to its respected position in high school athletics," Eskew said. He added that prior to Jan. 1, 1966, Muncie's case will be reviewed for full membership in the-IHSAA. "We just think it's the best Christmas present we could have received," beamed Huffman. "I'm sure everybody in the whole- organization is happy." , He added that Muncie "certainly has been working at it," to put its house in order. • Before the suspension was announced last January, Eskew had been quoted as saying he was growing tired of reports of improprieties from Muncie. 'And after the suspension was announced, Huffman' said, "we'll show the state that Muncie Central can take defeat bravely." It was. the most severe penalty handed; out by, the IHSAA in 13 years-since little Glenn, which no longer exists, fell a-foul of regulations in 1951 and surrendered the Wabash Valley basketball title it had won shortly before. Just a week before the'. pen- The CHRISTMAS SEASON calls for a lot of CASH for many purposes, if you are facing a MONEY problem, get in touch with LEAVELL & BATES. (Closed Saturfday, Dec. 26) LOANS 112 N. MAIN OS 5-4433 MIK£ VS//SZ/A, /9-y£AR~oi.c> jpPXE/tr/ce. M/SJ/£SJ?#0 or P*Y BPSEP W/OLP Mo/toKs-0y$8t. t3, e&rs 6C/P//trtf/Mr/aML Tot/Mey. Y.A.T/TTL£ pecoRP- Dutnbutcd by Ktug Features Syndicate Dickens Quits As Grid Coach At Indiana U. •BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) —Indiana University football coach Phil Dickens resigned today, less than a month after the campus newspaper said edi torially that 20 years of losing football is "intolerable." The resignation was announced by President Elvis Stahr ftr., "with feelings of official regret and genuine personal reluctance.'-' Stahr said under a new "open end" contract which Dickens received only last September, the former Wyoming coach will become general manager of the university's eff-campus physical facilities on Feb. 1. Dickens, who earlier denied speculation that he would resign, called it quits after a 2-7 season, one of the most disappointing in recent ~IU history, and after the campus newspaper Indiana Daily Student said the 1964 season "has been harder to swallow than most of the others in the last 20 years." Stahr, former Secretary of the Army and himself a former athlete, told the annual IU football banquet recently he did not come to the university to watch the demise of intercollegiate football. "Indiana University is on the move and football will move with it," Stahr. said. Dickens took most of his Wyoming staff here in 1957 to succeed the coaching regime of Bernie Crim'mins. He had never experienced a losing season before, in 10 years of head coaching, but his Indiana tenure was shadowed by misfortune from the very start. •His very first year here he was suspended by the Big Ten for one year for allegedly offering illegal payments to prospective athletes and line coach Bob Hicks piloted the Hoosiers to a dismal i-8 record. Since then the Hoosiers have had only one winning season in 1958, when the yfinished 5-3-1 and 3-2-1 in the conference. They'broke even at 4-4-1 in 1959. In 1S60 Indiana was hit with a sweeping four-year probation by the NCAA for allegedly illegal football recruiting, a move school officials said was a "ter- alty was announced, two Muncie, players, Andie Higgins and Billy Ray, were suspended by school' officials. In announcing the suspension, the IHSAA Board of Control also issued a stern warning to other schools io xeep t^h e j r playerh and fans in line or face similar action. "The board respectfully requests," the sta:emeni said, "that all fans review their responsibility to the total sports program." rible blow" to their athletic program. •Even then there was speculation the penalty might cost Dickens his job, but university officials closed" ranks behind] him and the Hoosiers continued' varsity sports under the handicap. The penalty applied to all sports, and among other things kept Indiana from collecting its share of Big Ten television receipts and appearances in postseason athletics. Hardest hit by the probation, besides the Hoosiers' football fortunes, were their swimming teams, which under Jim (Doc) Counsilman, this year's U.S. Olympic coach, became one of the most powerful in the nation. In his rletter of resignation, Dickens said his coaching staff had "given every ounce of energy and dedication to rebuilding football at Indiana since our arrival in 1957." "We have been dedicated to a program of building a winning footb,aU. squad; consistent with the aims of .the university," he said.' "There : have been some bright lights ... our freshman squad this year is the best in my time." But by and large, Dickens said, "our efforts have not yielded he results we had hoped for and which I am sure the university, the student body and our loyal alumni and friends throughout the state have also hoped for." In view of the situation, Dickens wrote Stahr he felt he should "provide you the opportunity to search for new leadership for the football program." "Therefore, under terms of the new contract... I formally request to be relieved of my responsibilities ... and ask that jl be reassigned to another position within the university." ! Dickens' "open-end" contract 'will terminate automatically at. the age of 62. It has 12 years to • run. The contract also stipulated that Dickens could request reassignment of duties, or Athletic Director Bill Orwig could ;recommend such reassignment. ! No mention of a successor was made by Stahr or • any other university officials, but ;Orivig said the university "must now begin our search for a re- j placement." • j Both Stahr and Orwig lauded ; Dickens and his staff for "ex- 'cellent contributions to Indiana University." "His work in the football program has been most beneficial to the university ... he has constantly striven to give us a foot-* ball team that gave its utmost at all times under difficult conditions. He has done much to lay the groundwork for future success." . Dependable Ambulance Service 1 *»rv**v-M 2 CARS INSTANTLY AVAILABLE OSborne 5-2425 Tipton County Co-Op Elevators will close Dec. 25-26-27 OPEN Mon., Dec. 28 CO-OP ELEVATOR TIPTON — KEMPTON SHARPSVILLE

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