The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on December 23, 1964 · Page 4
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The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana · Page 4

Tipton, Indiana
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Wednesday, December 23, 1964
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V PAGE 4 THE TIFTON DAILY TRIBUNE Wednesday, Dec. 23,1964 Third Ranked Mi Loyola of Chicago I, U. Launches Search For Grid Coach .• $LOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) —The search is on for a new football coach at Indiana University where Phil Dickens has guit after eight frustrating seasons. Dickens, 50, resigned Tuesday as football coach but 'will stay on at Indiana as general manager of off-campus facilities /which includes the school's bio^ logical and geological research ' stations. The announcement by University President Elvis Stahr Jr., said nothing about Dickens' salary which as football coach was $17,500 a,year. The hunt for a new coach was apparently launched about 24 hours before Dicken's resignation. Athletic Director -Bill Orwig, away from the campus for the holiday season, was said to have started shopping around .Monday. There was speculation that Bob Devaney of Nebraska was under consideration. Devaney compiled an impressive 24-4 won-lost record in three seasons at Nebraska where Orwig was once athletic director. Army's Paul Dietzel, an earlier "possible" notified Indiana that he was not interested. Life as Indiana's football coach was nothing but jolts and disappointments to Dickens who arrived on the Hoosier campus with one of the nation's best coaching records. Among his credentials were records of 40-16-8 at Wofford in South Carolina, and 29-11-1 at Wyoming. At Indiana, Dickens was jolted first by a one-year personal suspension and then by an NCAA four-year team probation. In his letter of resignation he told Stahr "our efforts have not yielded the results we had hoped for and which I am sure the university, the student body and our loyal alumni and friends throughout the state hail also hoped for." The campus newspaper, The Indiana Daily Student, recently editorialized that 20 years for losing "football was "intolerable" and that last season "has been harder to swallow than most." Dickens' open-end contract has 12 years to run. It terminates automatically when he reaches '62. The contract provides that Dickens can request reassignment of duties or the athletic director can recommend such reassignment. St. Louis University Overcomes Kentucky "-Send greetings daily . with a Christmas gift . subscription to THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE. Tipton County Library open Monday-Wednesday- Friday till 8:00 p.m. C-tf BROWN'S Barber Shop 'will be open all day Wed. bue will close Fri and Sat. due to Christmas. • By United Press International College basketball fans must either cheer for the home team or back the loser most of the time. Only a wide-eyed freshman has unswerving faith that his team will return from a road trip undefeated, and Tuesday night was probably enough to make him a believer in the odds. • " . Third-ranked Minnesota relied on double figures by five players to smother Loyola of Chicago 89-75 oh its home court to set an example. The Gophers never let Loyola come closer than 12 points in the second half and led by as much as 20 points during the first stanza. Mel Northway and Archie Clark bucketed 19 points apiece for Minnesota while Frank 'Perez contributed 20 to the Ramblers' losing cause. Billikens Drop Kentucky Seventh - ranked St. Louis came from behind on- Bob Cole's field goal with five minutes left to beat the visiting Kentucky Wildcats 80-75. Pat Riley of Kentucky led all scorers with 23 points, but Cole, who added six more point after his go-ahead goal for a total of 19, provided the difference for St. Louis. Detroit became an unhospita- ble host by beating Colorado State 75-73 on a shot by John Watson with four seconds left. Fans had to wait until the final buzzer before the_ ball stopped rolling around the rim and finally droppel in to-give Detroit a win after it had been, behind by nine points earlier in the game. Davidson Victor Davidson's lOth-rated Wildcats won another home-court heart stopped over Virginia 76-74, and Brigham Young hung a 112-71 loss on the deflated Ohio State Buckeyes. At least two exceptions stunned home teams, however. UCLA, fifth-rated nationally, got a 28-point effort from Gail Goodrich to beat Southern California 84-75 in a non-conference tilt, ;and Oklahoma City defeated Creighton 82-79. Nebraska withstood a California comeback for the second straight night to edge the pressing Golden Bears 63-59, only the night before the Cornhuskers had defeated the Bears 87-80. Vanderbilt knocked Miami of Ohio out of the unbeaten list with a 74-68 victory to strengthen its 11th place rating. The Commodores scored 15 straight points late in the first half to overcome an "ll-point Miami margin. Clyde Lee led the Commodores with 25 points and tied a schooli record with 25 rebounds. Michigan State spurted to an early lead and downed Loyola of New Orleans 94-70. Other home court winners included: Duquesne over Gonzaga 83-69, Georgia over Clemson 93-75, Iowa State over Marquette 73-64, Akron over Buckness 65-63 and Tennessee over Florida State, 65-43. Murray State and Western Kentucky advanced to the finals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament at Louisville, Ky. Murray State beat Tennessee Tech 79-75 and Western Kentucky whipped Eastern Kentucky 82-73. V.F.W. dance Saturday at 9:30. Garland Rush band. C-70 OUR OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THE SATURDAY FOLLOWING CHRISTMAS AND ^ NEW YEAR'S DAY MAY YOU ALL HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR LOCAL FINANCE CORP. Ken Suit, Mgr. SPORTS PARADE (Reg. U.S. iPat. Off.) By JACK CUDDY UP I Sports Writer. NEW YORK ;(UPI) — It's lucky that those old. buddies, the Duke of Windsor and "Sir Walter" Hagen, are convalescing now from their pre-Christmas carvings at widely separated hospitals in Houston, Tex., and Detroit — and not under the same roof. Were those two noblemen of the fairways recovering their pep in the same hospice, they certainly would be belting golf balls and highballs from surgery to maternity. As a tandem they would be going all out to recapture the glow of the "Golden Twenties" when, as swashbuckling comrades of country club and night club, "Eddie," the Prince of Wales, and Walt, king of the courses, did more to popularize golf than any other two men in history. Remembered as Rider The Duke of Windsor, now 70, is remembered by sportsmen as a devil-may-care rider of horses and an avid golfer and spectator. The Duke underwent surgery at the Methodist Hospital in Houston on Dec. 16 for the r^ moval of a bulge "a lot bigger than a golf ball", from his main abdominal artery. The great Hagen, 72, had a throat operation at iFord Hospital in Detroit last week. He is reported recovering rapidly —as his old pal Eddie at Houston. Fred Corcoran of New York, tournament manager of the International Golf Association and a long-time friend of both Hagen and the Duke, said Wednesday: "I've telegraphed my Christmas greeting to them. I didn't send cards because they'll be getting, them by the hundreds from people all over the world, telling them to get well—and mine might be lost in the shuffle." Colorful Golfer Hagen was not only a great champion 'golfer but he .was probably the most colorful big- timer of all. A ruddy - faced man with a booming, laugh, he won more than 60 big tournaments. They included two United States Opens, four British Opens, and five P.G.A. championships. He made more than $l-mii- lion and "blew" most of it. Chick Evans once said of him: "He's in golf to live— and not to make a living." Explaining his own philosophy of golf, Hagen told friends: It's customary-for players to tell about the great holes they made. But I like to tell about the locker rooms I visited around the world—the great 19th holes of golf." HORSE TRAINER KILLED 'PARIS (UPI) — Jean Piat, 42, one of France's leading horse trainers, died Tuesday in a car crash that also took the ife of leading veterinary surgeon Dr. Jean Cartier and Cartier's wife. JOCKEYS SUSPENDED MIAMI (UPIWockeys John Choquette and Bill Morrisey lave been suspended by Trop- cal Park. Choquette was given a 10-day suspension beginning Thursday .for rough riding while Morrisey was suspended Tuesday for i five days for interference. : - . GIANT SIGN FRICK NEW YORK '(UPI) — The New York Giants have signed their ninth-round draft choice, i John Frick. a 6-3. 225-pound ta' ckle from Ohio University. Giant Coach Allie Sherman plans to give Frick a shot at the starting guard position. KNOWS THE SCORE - - - By Alan Mover TWO $£/>$Otf£ *60 ££Udt/ T/£C> TM /?£C0AP 0 Of£0<3O/t£.£ /// <?//£ C4/H04/&tf SX C0A1///0 7#fiOiJ<S// MT// 30 /// T//£ Distributed by King features Syndicate Eyes of Texas On Georgia EL PASO, Tex. (UPI) — The eyes of Texas are on the surprise of Dixie. The Georgia Bulldogs, rags- to-riches team of the Southeast, are in town to put the finishing touches to their preparations for Saturday's Sun Bowl date with Texas Tech. Georgia, after three straight losing seasons, had been exp.ect- ed to be the doormat of the Southeastern Conference this year but instead finished in a tie for second place behind national champion Alabama on a wavev of upsets. The Bulldogs posed a 6-3-1 mark without either a passing or breakaway threat in their offense and along the way upset Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia Tech. They also beat Vanderbilt-and Clemson. .The only time Georgia was outplayed all season was in its opener with Alabama. The national champs won 31-3 but later said the Bulldogs were one of the hardest-hitting teams they met in '64. No one was more surprised than 32-year-old head coach Vince Dooley when his team earned the Sun Bowl bid. Dooley, who had said before the season that Georgia lacked the material to succeed, wSSnamed SEC coach of the year. The Bulldogs were a determined team this' past season- one that got the job done the hard way. Their leading rusher, junior quarterback Preston Ridlehuber, gained only 368 yards and their leading passer, sophomore quarterback Lynn Hughes, completed only 17 of 54 passes. But although Georgia got its yardage in short chunks, the Bulldogs had a well-balanced ground attack. Halfbacks Bob Taylor and Fred. Barber also gained more than 300 yards and seven runners averaged 3.3 yards per carry or better—just the ticket for getting that first down in" three tries. Georgia was dead last in the SEC in passing. The Bulldogs averaged only 58.2 yards per game through the air and completed a total of only 31 of 82 passes in 10 games. But they were.fourth in rushing, and ran with the ball more times than any other team in the league." PACKERS SIGN FULLBACK GREEN BAY, Wis. (UPI) — Utah fullback Allan Jacobs, a 6-foot. 205-pounder. has been signed by the Green Bay Packers of the National .Football League. He was the; Packers' 10th "choice as a future in last year's draft. - • - , 2 CARS INSTANTLY AVAILABLE Saban Thrilled Over Honors By GEORGE C. LANGFORD UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Lou Saban admitted today that being named the American Football League's coach-of-the- year sweetened a career that has had some bitter disappointments. Saban, once fired as head coach of the Boston Patriots, directed the Buffalo Bills to their first Eastern Division title this season, climaxed by a 24-14 triumph over the Patriots last Sunday. The normally sober-faced Saban was beaming when he learned of his selection by a United Press International panel of 24 writers who covered the AFL. "This, to me, is a great tribute and I'm very appreciative," Saban said. Says Team 'Responsible "There's no question that the team was responsible. They made the coach look very good out there," he added as he ran the Bills through drills for their championship clash with San Diego Saturday. Saban won the honor by a single vote over Boston Coach Mike Holovak, 12-11, with San Diego Coach Sid Gillman receiving the other ballot. Saban said he thought either Holovak or Gillman "could have, been named. A great deal depends on the success of the team and there are so many other facets." "I want to pay tribute to my assistants — Joel Collier, Jerry Smith, John Mazur arid Harvey Johnson," Saban continued. "All of them have done a tremendous job not only this year but since I've been associated with them." ' . • Fired By Boston The 42-year-old former Indiana quarterback succeeded Buster Ramsey at. the helm of the Bills in 1962. He was fired by the Patriots on Oct. 10, 1961 after compiling a 6-12 record. Saban inherited a last-place Buffalo team which had managed only 11 victories and one tie in 28 games. In 1362 the Bills finished third in the East with a -7-6-1. mark. The same record in 1963 earned them a ties for first ^th Boston, which won the pennant in a playoff. . Handling .the league's outstanding •'• and upredictable rusher, Cookie Gilchrist, has been one'of Saban's • primary concerns. The stormy Gilchrist was placed on waivers by the. Bills last month alter a run-in with Saban. Bui the coach managed to smooth things over; Gilchrist was withdrawnfrom the waiver list and has played brilliantly since. ON THE SIDELINES BY HAM R1GG Four days after the Peru game, .sports editor Kent Dove of the Peru Tribune is still talking to himself and his readers, about the magnificent shooting display given by Tipton's Donnie Curnutt against his own Tigers last Friday in the Tipton goalry. Hisl&Ummation of Donnie's all- around play in that .one is just about the finest tribute we've ever seen given to any Hoosier eager and that includes the many tales we've read about such as the Big O, Jimmy Rayl, Ron fionham or any others of the true Indiana greats.' His column is too long to repeat here in its entirity, but in fairness to a truly great performance ,the Tipton youngster and his many backers deserve to know the regard in which he is held by that writer. Mr. Basketball "If this writer were to pick up an all-state team, Mr. Curnutt would be number one in this state and the. other nine guys wouldn't matter. My only instructions to those other nine would be "feed Curnutt and head for the other end of the floor." 'He also convinced fellow scribes Bob Ford and Bob Hammel from Kokomo. And all the while, Ham Rigg, Tipton sportswriter who has watched wme great ones at the Tipton goalry in the past few years, sat silently watching his boy go through his paces. He might have been smiling a little at the end. It was a smile that said "I told you so." 'Add this writer to the Curnutt fan club. Alongside such adjectives as spectacular, unbelievable and amazing in this writer's glossary of descriptive terms goes another . . . Curnutt. It is the highest compliment any high school basketballer can be paid when someone says, "That boy reminds me of Don Curnutt" ... I would gladly pay the price of admision to see him play and hope I get to see him when Indiana and Kentucky square off in their annual classic at Butler Fieldhouse." Appreciated As we wrote earlier, any attention focused on-one member of the team automatically draws interest to all the others on that team, so in behalf not only of Curnutt but all his teammates, we send back to Kent Dove our appreciation for that column. And we hope that Don and his teammates will impress the writers at Hammond next week just as much. Last year those northern writers were completely unconvinced that Tipton's Dick Mcintosh belonged on the all star team until watching No. 7 in the all star classic. They felt, never having seen him perform, that he wasn't the ball player their own Vernon Payne of Michigan City was. Next Monday and Tuesday the Tipton team will have a chance to prove to them that all the good basketball players in the state do not come from northern Indiana. MOORE OKAY It was good news when we talked with coach Dick Barr this morning and he told us that Xray of Bill Moore turned out negative after examination of a hip injured in the game against Carmel. It is no secret that his coaches feel the Carmel game, after the first quarter, saw Bill come up with the best basketball he has played since the Lafay e 11 e championship tourney game a year ago. Barr said it took Bill a little while to get the football out of his system but he feels the husky forward is really coming around now • and that he'll make a big difference in the way Tipton develops the rest of the season. Merry Christmas .JUNCTION Barber Shop OPEN ALL DAY WED. ' BEFORE CHRISTMAS WILL CLOSE DEC. 25 & 26 We thank you for your patronage In. Hi* past ytari and with only th» best for 1965 Tipton County Co-Op Elevators , will close Dec. 25-26-27 OPEN Mbn., Dec. 28 CO-OP ELEVATOR TIPTON — KEMPTON SHARPSVILLE Another Opinion Alex sportswriter Bob Dickson, having seen Peru, Huntington and Elwood in earlier action, traveled to Carmel Saturday night to watch the Blue Devils and assess their potential. He writes "I trudged to Carmel vo see what was supposed 10 have been an outstanding ball game but really turned out to be sort of a flop. Realizing that the Devils were definitely not playing up to par, it was hard to judge the squad fairly, but from the personnel seen, it doesn't appear they have the horses they had a year ago Coach Dick Barr, probably thinking of enemy scouts in the stands (and there were plenty of them) didn't go to his full court press until the start of the second quarter. When he did, it was effective at times but it definitely isn't \ the same without last year's Dick Mcintosh. This is a good Tipton ball club and its going to win lots of ball games but if they have many more games like last Saturday night, it will be a longer winter than coach 'Barr thought." Tickets On Sale Tickets for the Hammond Holiday Tourney are now on sale at Carney's Drug Store. They're priced at $1.50 for adults and 75 cents^for students. Each ticket is good for both days of the tourney. Some fans are going to make the round trip each night, some are going to make a holiday out of it and after driving up Monday night, stay over at a motel or hotel and then drive back Tuesday night after the championship game. It might be of interest to note that Hammond Clark, which meets Fort Wayne Central in the tourney opener Monday, is Muncie Central's first opposition this year in a clash scheduled for January 2. Also, Fort Wayne North, which handed Kokomo its first defeat last weekend, has lost only one game and that was to Fort Wayne Central. Lafayette Catholic - Tipton's first game after the tourney is out of town at Lafa-- yette Catholic, currently rolling along undefeated and the featured entry in a holiday tourney at Terre Haute. There should be a crowd at Lafayette for that one. Real Gentleman Since Peru was so nice in its local praise, it's a pleasure to have a compliment we can hand back. Talking with coach Dick Barr this morning we touched on the fact that so frequently when a team loses, the first cry of a coach is about how the officiating contributed to the loss. In that connection we said that in talking with Peru coach Bob Biddle after the game last Friday, - he never once mentioned the officiating. Barr said, "No, he wouldn't. Bob's a real gentleman. I've coached against him for at least five years now. I've beat him a couple of times and he's handed me some wbackings, but he's never had a complaint. He's truly a gentleman." Local Chuckle Each day when we send our column back to lineotype operator Kenny Jester to put it in print, we slug it in "the upper left hand corner, "Sidelines . ." Since the Carmel game, when Coach Believes Specialty Teams More Important By JOE DURBIN -• United Press International CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPI) — Head Coach Blanton Collier of the Cleveland Browns believes that "specialty" teams are becoming more and more important to pro football teams. Collier, who is getting his club ready to face Baltimore Sunday in the National Football League championship game, pointed out the change in status of players assigned to the various kicking units. • "For so many years people have thought of pro football clubs as having only offensive and defensive teams," Collier said. "Those who didn't play regularly looked upon themselves as rinky-dinks and often became disgruntled. "But the picture has changed," he continued. "I think the game has developed to the point where we now have a three-team situation. The specialty units are extremely important to the success of a team." Collier cited the kickoff unit as an example. "If our kickoff team can get deep enough to tackle the ball carrier before he passes his 20- yard Une the other team has to go at least 80 yards for a touchdown. "Conversely, if our receiving unit on a kickoff can help the ball carrier get back to near mid-field the way (Walt) Roberts and (Leroy) Kelly have done several times this year, the offensive team has a strong starting point. Collier said "I look upon the work of the kickoff unit, and all of our other various units as offensive and defensive plays." PHILS GET DEL GRECO PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Veteran outfielder Bobby Del Greco was purchased Tuesday from Vancouver of the Pacific Coast League by the Philadelphia Phillies' Arkansas farm team in the same league. The Phillies said that as part of the deal they sold Chatta- noog catcher Larry Baughman to 'Birmingham -ol the Southern League. > Kenny gets it into type and sends the proof back to us for correction, he has changed the slug line to "Sad Lines". CLOSED Fri, Dec. 25 Re-Open 2 Days Only CLOSING FOR GOOD Sunday Night DECEMBER 27 Thank You for your Patronage JEANNIE'S 15c Hamburgers Q S L CARDS $2.50 per 100 $10.00 per 500 EYEBALL CARDS $1.50 per 100 $6.35 per 500 CHOICE QF Color of Ink BLACK BLUE B R 0 W N GREEN RED Color of Paper WHITE WITH ENAMEL FINISH • BUFF BLUE RIPPLE FINISH CRAY With One Week Service Bring Your Own Ideas In Ami W. Will Fix Yen Up . 221 EAST JAFFERSON ^0^Sony tfndicma •/..V! Hf m M» Ml «l MI-MI Ml Ml Ml Ml M«W'.T« Ml Ml"' •»'« Ml ' -M Ml ' v ' 4

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