PAGE 4 THE TIPTON DAILY TRIBUNE Wednesday, April 7,196S Blue Pevil ed: Down Last year the Tipton Park outdoor court saw dozens of basketball players from Kokomo, Anderson, Noblesville, Marion, Muncie, visiting here Sundays for action one word out that Dick Mcintosh was on the all stars, j The same situation will prevail this year, and in fact two Sundays ago the visitors started before word got -out on Don Curnutt. To prevent disappointment, we wrote yesterday t o sports editors Bob Barnett of Muncie, Jack Lake of Marion and Red Havens of Anderson, as well as to the Kokomo Tribune that Curnutt would be visiting college - campuses for the next couple of weekends, but that they'd be welcome once his visits are completed. So Tipton fans are bound to get a close look at some of the state's better players during the summer - particularly once Curnutt is joined by Mcintosh and Harvey Harmon when they finish their freshmen years. And the competition won't hurt Tipton's underclassmen one .bit. April FooT • Even the wire services got "hooked" on one April Fool gag last week when the Wabash Plain Dealer announced signing of a new basketball coach from an Akron (Ohio) High school who had compiled a fantastic "winning record. One wire service editor, reading the story next day in the morn ing's mail, announced the sign" ing without reading the story thrpugh to its finish and put an announcement on the signing to all its member newspapers throughout the state. It wasn't until editor Tom Shumaker of the -Plain Dealer saw ;the story on the wire and called the service back, that they realized it was an April Fool gag and sent through a "mandatory kill" on the story. Peru Fooled Us And a lot of local friends, as well as this writer, got taken in when sports editor Kent Dove of Peru announced an all star team April 1, that included its own Mike Eikenberry as No. 5. We "bit" even though we had been informed the night before of the all star team's complete makeup, thinking perhaps our informant had been incorrect. It wasn't until we got to the last paragraph and saw the words "April Fool" that we realized Hambone had been suckered again. j Attracted by Satans The Howard Dye f am i 1 y didn't know they were' being interviewed for "On the Sideline's" when visited by a "Welcome Wagon" visitor yesterday but word gets around. Tipton's Blue Devils caught the eye of the Dyes over the last two seasons as they avidly followed the basketball wars while living in South Bend. Then Dye was idled by the closing of the Studebaker plant • and his job hunting resulted in a position with,the Chrysler plant in Kokomo. That gave them the op-, portunity they wanted to get firstj hand knowledge of the Bluej Devils so now they've moved to this community. . . and a hearty welcome is extended; Alumni Win The Parsons All Stars, a group of Butler graduates, were a little too smooth last night for the T.H.S. faculty and won 78-64 over a local team made up of Oberhelman, Woods, Haas, Treesh, Bruns, Whelchel, Walters and Moses. One last game remains on the local schedule and that is Saturday when the P-C Ringers meet the ,Harlem Travelers in the junior high gym. Tickets can -be bought at the door or from Lions Club members who ,are sponsoring the game for park equipment. •. Scout's Opinion • Each to! his own, of course, but we got a note in the morning mail from a friend of ours who has coached basketball at Kansas State, Utah and Penn State and is currently scouting for college basketball material. He passes on a suggestion for one of Tipton's players which might be applicable to a lot of others. . . at least worth thinking over. He writes "Believe me, Ham, it is a lot easier physically, to get an educa tion via the basketball grant than the football. I have coach ed both, on the college level, and there; are damn : few who don't have the knee or> ankle to remind them of the friendly fields of strife. . ." Purdue Coach One of •! the most discussed questions in Indiana today will be answered at 6:30 this evening in Lafayette when a hurriedly announced press conference will result in naming of the successor to Ray Eddy as Purdue basketball coach. A late morning phone call, inviting us to a press party at Purdue said "we'll have to leave that up to you to guess" when we absent mindedly inquired as to the nature of the announcement which would be made at the party: BASEBALL ERROR NEW CASTLE, Pa. 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Back in Houston, Tex., where they will begin a fantastic five-, game weekend exhibition schedule celebrating the opening of the $3I.6 -miJlion Astrodome, first enclosecf stadium in sports history, the Astros are bringing their fans more than Florida suntans to recommend thsm. . In short, the Astros, bring home, a 12-8 Grapefruit League record — nothing marvelous, of course, but a lot better than the world champion St. Louis Cardinals or the American League champion New York Yankees can boast about. And not too bad when they're trying to sell oil-rich Texans season tickets with deluxe reservations at as mucch as $18,000 a year. Close-Out Schedule The 1 Astros, who finished ninth in the 10-team National League last season, closed out their Florida exhibition schedule Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Don Mincher homered for the Twins in the fourth inning but a homer by Jim Wynn tied the score in the bottom of the frame and another homer by Chuck Harrison in the seventh inning gave the Astros their winning margin. Then the Astros flew back to their Houston Taj Mahal where they'll "reign" for a few days at least — .or until they begin playing for keeps on Monday night. Commissioner iFord Frick will fly down for that historic 'Monday night opener—and if there's one last favor he can do for them the Astros would like to be transferred to the American League because they ran up an 8-3 log, against AL opponents in spring training. Even Spring Mark The Philadelphia Phillies evened their spring mark at 11-11 when they beat the Kansas City Athletics 5-1 with the help of a two-run homer and a double by Rich Allen and Ray Herbert's six innings of one-run pitching. It was the eighth straight loss for the Athletics, who • have won only five of"'£0 exhibition games. • • Elsewhere, Don Drysdale pitched a seven-hitter over the nine-inning route and homered in the sixth inning to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory over' the New York Yankees. Al Ferraro also hom ered for the Dodgers before a capacity crowd of 6192 at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Tommy John,- Carl Bouldin and Eddie Fisher combined in a four-hitter as the Chicago White Sox downed the New York Mets 3-1. Warren Spahn, 44 - year'- old pitcher - coach of the Mets, pitched seven innings and gave up eight hits and all three White Sox runs ... The White Sox also von an afternoon game 7-6 over the Pittsburgh Pirates, giving them the honor of winning the first doubleheader of the 1965 "campaign." Perry Goes Nine Gaylord 'Perry pitched a 10- hitter over the nine-inning route as the San Francisco Giants defeated the Los Angeles (Continued on Page 6) RENT-IT Hours — 9:00 'till 5:00 907 N. 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Last season when the Yankees were five games behind, the players called a private meeting, agreed to cut out all the non-sense and promised each other to win the pennant. They did, which gives you a rough idea of what they can accomplish when they mean business. Predicts Big Margin This year Mickey Mantle claims they'll win by 10 games and he isn't the type to go shooting off his mouth. The Yanks insist Mel Stottlemyre is a sure 20-;:me winner. Add Whitey Ford, Jin 3outon and Al Downing plus all that slugging and suddenly the White Sox don't look so good Cincinnati's pitching is even better than the Yankees, may be even the best in baseball with the likes of Jim Maloney, Jim O'Toole, Sammy Ellis, Bil ly McCool, John Tsitouris, Joey Jay, Gerry Arrigo, Roger Craig and Billy Henry. The Red have ample power with Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson, Deron Johnson . and Tommy Harper and could have an extra added longballeri in rookie Tony Perez. St. Louis figures to give jthe Reds the most trouble but could be hamstrung by a bullpen problem while Philadelphia somehdw-doesn't seem to have enough pitching even assuming Bo Belinsky comes through. The Braves will break down a lot of fences but their pitching may break Bobby Bragari's heart while. the Dodgers will have trouble crashing the first division if Sandy Koufax can't wcrk every fourthday. ^ Sanford The Key ' j If Jack Sanford really is as good as he has looked this spring, the Giants could be heard from. The Pirates and Cubs both show too many weaknesses; the Mets may climb out of the cellar with the help of Warren Spahn and a couple of kids, and the best that can be said of the Astros is that they'll certainly be playing in a magnificent, stadium. Back in the American League, the White Sox have the pitching but not the power so, Al Lopez may have to wait until next year. Watch the Indians, they could be the most improved club in both leagues with such additions as Hockey Colavito, Chuck Hinton and Ralph Terry. . Baltimore's pitching, -which was always the club's long suit, could leave the Orioles standing around in their short, underwear, and 'Minnesota makes plenty of noise at the plate but is awfully quiet on the mound and on the field. The story is more or less the same with Detroit. Not enough pitching. Dean Chance will have to-do it all for.Los Angeles; Washington should move up a notch on the basis of these winter deals; Boston will be in deep trouble if Dennis. Bennett can't pitch, and the less.said about Kansas City'the better. So here is our view of the races: : American New York Chicago Cleveland Baltimore Minnesota Take Nine First Places In Meet .Tipton's . cindermen raced to their second consecutive victory over conference opposition Tuesday . afternoon adding Huntington's Vikings to the list, 71-38, after a previous conquest of Elwood. Blessed with the best weather they've enjoyed yet, although the hurdles and dashjnen still encountered heavy gusts of winds at- times, the 72 degree weather resulted in sharply improved performances in a number of events. Tipton took first place in nine of the 13 events on the program, including..both of the relays, and appear to have the strongest group of hurdlers in the entire conference. Take Quick Lead The Satans jumped off to an 8-1 lead in the opening event on the program when the CIC's defending champion, Bill Moore, led teammate -Kim Hand across the finish line of the high hurdles in.a clocking of 15.9. Hand finished 16.1 and was well in front of Ware who was the first Huntington finisher. A still improving Dick Heron and junior Rob Recobs picked up six more points, sending the Tipton lead.to 14-4 as they broke the tape in first and third place in the mile run, separated by Hoseinger of Huntington who took second.place by a narrow margin from Recobs. The winning time was lowered by more than four seconds over his best previous effort as Heron was clocked in 4:422. Good Century Jim - Rumbaugh . picked up the next first place when he outraced Pete Thorn to the tape in the 100 yard dash in a good 10.8-seconds. Thorn has been a finisher in the CIC century for two years and has been given a football scholarship as an end at Indiana University. Sophomore Louis Guenther took third place in the dash and Tipton was in front 20-7 after three events. (Fulton snapped the string of Blue Devil firsts when he stepped the quarter mile race' in a fast 53.6 seconds with Dan Crouch getting second place and Carroll of Huntington. third. Fulton was winner of one of the QIC 440's last year .and 5s probably the ' fastest' quarter miler in the conference this season. - Real Good Race Danny Tragesser was the victim of inexperience in the half mile run when the gutty little sophomore took second place tbehind Huntington's Cantrell and ahead of ^Allison, also of Huntington, in a good 2:06.2 with Ted Davis,- the promising Tipton freshman fourth. Tragesser, starting from the second lane, got off a little slow and found himself 'boxed at the start of the 880, and going into the first turn was running last in the field of nine runners. He took the overland route, elect ing "to pass runners on the turn and heading into the b a'c k straightaway moved up into fourth position. By the time the runners had reached the second turn he was in second position and again went to the outside on the curve to move into the lead Cantrell used the straightaway to !get back into the lead and all through the second lap it was a battle between the two. Tra gesser, doing his passing on the curves, • probably ran an extra 25 yards in the course of the racel and just didn't have enough left at the finish to catch the Huntington senior but it might be another result when they meet in the CIC championships.! i ( .Another Victory Louis Guenther, the other top-notch Tipton sophomore, brought the Blue Devils back into the victory column when he led from start to finish in the 220 yard dash, with Pete Thorn once again taking a second place and North-of Huntington running ithird. The winning time was :34.7 seconds, .03 better than recorded by Guenther against Elwood a week earlier.C National , Cincinnati St. Louis 'Philadelphia Milwaukee Los Angeles Hurdles Sweep Kim Hand came back to lead Tipton to a sweep in the low hurdles as Hand, Rumbaugh and Moore finished 1-2-3 ahead of the Huntington runners. Hand's winning time was 21.3 seconds, very good for so early in the season, and he held a clear lead, with Rumbaugh and Moore in almost a dead heat for the second spot. Lex Boyd tossed the- shot 47'9%" to win that event, and Crouch gained another point for Tipton by finishing third with Jerry Franks of Huntington in the second spot on a 44 foot toss. 'Franks came back to capture the broad jump with a leap of 20'3" with Keith Smith second for Tipton and Chapin third. Cope took the high jump clearing a measured 5'8", with junior Lester Smith second and Boyd third after Boyd accidently knocked off the crossbar while getting ready for ^a jump. Close To Record Steve Burkett accomplished the -best Tipton pole vaulting mark since Bobby Strong set the school record of ll'lO" when Burkett took first place against Huntington yesterday by clearing H'9". Jim Harmon was second for Tipton and Chapin third for Huntington. Both. relay races were close ones, Dan Crouch, Keith Smith, Dick Heron and Bill Moore winning the mile relay in 3:43.7 and Jim Rumbaugh, Kim Hand, Larry Deakyne and Louis Guenther teaming for victory in the half mile relay in the winning time of 1:38.4. It was almost perfect baton exchanges Tuesday that enabled the latter group to win, contrasted with their two earlier outings where bad exchanges cost them one victory and almost another. Tipton visits Kokomo Thursday afternoon and travels to Marion Saturday for the Marion Relays, scheduled to start at 1 p.m.. Atlanta Plans For Baseball • The Atlanta Baseball League will hold its annual meeting tuesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. in the library basement*. 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