The Tipton Daily Tribune from Tipton, Indiana on April 8, 1965 · Page 5
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Tipton, Indiana
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Thursday, April 8, 1965
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Thursday, April 8,1965 THE 1 1PTON DAILY TRIBUNE PAGE 5 New Purdue Cqa<:h Ex-Scoring Leader LAFAYETTE, 2nd. (UPI)— George King, whose recruiting and coaching talent brought West Virginia University thret Southern Conference championships, has been handed the job of reviving Purdue's slipping basketball fortunes. In a surprise move Wednesday night, athletic director Guy (Red) Mackey announced that the 36-year-qld King had been named to replace Ray Eddy who retired as coach last month after 15 years of leading the Boilermaker cagers. King had not figured in the speculation regarding a successor to Eddy who decided to concentrate on teaching after a season in which his team posted a. 12-12 record. Ironically, one of King's recruiting losses will be a mainstay of his first Purdue team.. The top returnee from the 1964-65 Boilermaker team will be all-America forward Dave Schellhase. Purdue's No. 2 all- time basketball i scorer almost went to 'West Virginia Univer­ sity.before deciding on Purdue. King was naWd Southern I Conference basketball "coach of the year" in 1961, his first season at the helm of the Mountaineers and his teams won Southern Conference crowns and berths iiiSthe NCAA tourney in 1962, 1963(and 1965. They posted an overall record of 102 victories and 43 jiefeats. King said he took the Purdue Lions Basketball Harlem Travelers Perfect Circle Ringers April 10,1965 Adults SI .50 Students $1.00 Jr. High Gym. 8:00 p.m. post "fori the challenge offered in what I regard as the best athletic conference in the country—the Big Ten. He said he had enjoyed his seven years at West Virginia as an assistant and head coach and expressed confidence that the school's basketball tradition "will be enriched by the fine -basketball players currently enrolled and those who will join them." . I ' A native of Charleston and one of the state's all-time great athletes, King led the nation's college basketball players in scoring in 1949 and 1950 as a 6-foot guard at Morris Harvey. His 31.2 points per game average in 1950 was a national record as was his career point total of 2,535 for 117 ^ames. He was named West Virginia's amateur athlete of the year in 1949 and 1950. After graduation from Morris Harvey, he played industrial basketball for the Phillips Oil­ ers in 1951 and then spent five seasons with the Syracuse Nationals of the National Basketball Association. He coached at Morris Harvey in .1957 while doing graduate work at West Virginia and then returned to the NBA for one year with the Cincinnati Royals. He became West Virginia's first fulltime assistant coach in 1959 and took over the head coaching post in 1961 when Fred Schaus quit to become coach of the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Mackey said that assistant coach Joe Sexson and freshman coach Bob King, no relation to the new head coach, probably will remain as assistants. FIGHT SCHEDULED PARIS (UPD—•Frenchman Jo Gonzales, who won a silver medal as a welterweight at the Tokyo Olympics, will meet Dick Knight of Oakland, Calif., in a 10-rounder at the Palais des Sports April 26. Ernie Banks Still Like Rookie of Year at 34 By JOE GERtt&J UP I Sports Writer At an age when most ballplayers have lost their youthful optimism ! and enthusiasm for the game, Ernie Banks acts like the eternal rookie. The 34-year-old Banks, preparing for his 13th National League season, still insists that his Chicago Cubs could win the pennant despite the fact that the lowly ; Bruins haven't even finished in the first division during the past 18 years. And while most aging veterans slowly go through the motions of the spring training ritual confident that their jobs are secure, the Cubs' slim slugger tackles the task with the zest and hustle of a first-year man trying to stick with the club. As a result, Banks, whq holds the major league career record for home runs by a shortstop, usually wastes no time in settling into mid-season form and if his spring is any indication of his regular season play, the likeable Ernie could wind up as the Ail-Star first baseman. Plagued By Injuries Banks shifted to first on a permanent basis in 1962 and since that time has been plagued by a series of illness and i n j ur i e s which have dropped him far below his peak form of 1958 and 1959 when he won the 'Most Valuable Player award. ° All signs point to a renaissance, this season, however, as Banks has been hitting at a .392 clip with four home runs. Ernie, who needs only 24 homers in 1965 to reach the 400 plateau, collected a triple and single Wednesday in Chicago's 8-5 victory over the Cleveland" Indians. •Billy. Williams, the Cubs' outfielder whose whiplash swing reminds many people of Banks' form, rocked his fifth circuit of the training period while Doug Clemens added two doubles and a single to the Chicago attack, which figures to scare a few teams this year. - • • More Tough Luck Hard-luck Tracy Stallard, who gained a dubious sort of fame by serving the 61st home run ball to Roger Maris in 1961 and then had the misfortune to labor for ; the New York Mets where he promptly became a 20-game i loser, encountered more misfortune with the St. Louis Cardinals. Stallard hurled six shut-out innings in the Cards'-6-0 defeat of the Philadelphia Phillies, but- was decked by Richie Allen's drive which hitihim in the groin and forced him to leave the game. Pete Richert, an ex-Dodger making the most of his new surroundings with the Washington Senators, pitched three scoreless innings to preserve Bennie Daniels' 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Don Blasingame and Ed Brinkman collected three hits apiece to pace the Nats' 13-hit attack. The New York Yankees continued their weak hitting as Clay Carroll and Danny Osinski limited the Bombers to eight scattered-hits in a.4-1 triumph for the Milwaukee Braves. Felipe Alou and 'Mack Jones slugged sob homers for the lame-duck Milwaukee team: Elsewhere, the Detroit Tigers raked Jack Fisher for six runs in the second inning, including Al Kaline's third homer of the spring, en route to a 9-4 conquest of the New York Mets, who named Al Jackson as their opening day pitcher against the Dodgers ... Tony Perez and Pete Rose socked round-trippers and Tommy Harper added a double and triple as the hot Cincinnati Reds whipped the Minnesota Twins 5-3 to stay atop the Grapefruit League standings ... And the Pittsburgh Pirates handed the Kansas City Athletics their ninth straight defeat, 4-3, on the strength of Gene Alley's three- run homer. Joe Morgan became the first Houston Astro to set off the stampeding scoreboard in the new Astrodome when he slammed a three-run shot that helped the National League club to an 8-3 romp • over its Oklahoma City farm club ... And the Tacoma Giants edged their parent San Francisco club' 7-6 despite Willie McCovey's 500-foot home run. T.H.S. Golfers Capture Opener Anderson Highland visited the Tipton golf course Monday and Tipton coach Phil Sullivan's linksmen won their opening match of the 1965 season 9-6, although C. Geiger of -Highland shot a 76 to capture medalist honors. , i Geiger was the visitor's No. 1 linksman and opposed Mike Jones of Tipton whose 42-41 - 83 wasn't good enough for Geiger's 40-36 - 76 shooting. Tom Mason tied the match up at three points apiece when he shot a 39-42 - 81 to beat the card of 47-45 - 92 turned in by Richwine of Highland. Steve Lett put Tipton in front to stay with three more points when his 39-42 - 81 beat Nevins' 51-44 - 95. Gary Ertel shot a 47-50 - 97 and lost V5> to ZV-i against Chambers- of Highland who had rounds of 47-42 - 89. Don Donofrio clinched the match in the No. 5 spot with 46-49 - 95 against McKnight's 51-49 - 100 to win ZVi. to \<i. REVERSE TREND SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)—The Matson Navigation Company has come up with a hew twist. It's going to tear up a parking lot to construct a new 10- story office building. Zing into spring Chevelle by Chevrolet with color-keyed all-vinyl upholstery ^ t It's the most popular mid-size traveler built which isn't surprising when you consider who built it There's no doubt that a car like this could get by on its!good looks alone. Without ever"haying to rely on family connections: But the fact that it is built by Chevrolet assures you right off it's got a lot more going than merely meets the eye. It tells you, for example, that beneath those impetuous-looking ljnes you can have the impetuous kind of power—6 or V8—that Chevrolet has a reputation for putting in its cars. It tells you that you' get Body by Fisher handiwork inside and put (with the kind of meticulous attention to detail that goes into some of the most expensive cars around)."It tells you that you're going to get a ride developed by engineers who are old-hands at putting the squelch on bumps (Chevelle has Full Coil suspension at all four wheels, similar to the regular Jet-smooth Chevrolet). Knowing all this, you probably won't be startled by the fact-more people are now buying Chevelle than any other car; its size.' But you will have a happy surprise when you check wMt you< can buy one "for—right now'.down at your. Chevrolet dealer's. - - HIGHT1MET0 TRADE ATYDUR CHEVROLET DEALER'S Zing into spiing in a new Chevrolet, Cheyelle, Corvair, Chevy Uon Corvette MOORE BROTHERS Inc 311 E. Jefferson Street, OS 5-2143 Tipton SPORTS PARADE (Reg. U.S: Pat. Off.) By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (UPI) — Champagne Tony Lema feels kind of B-L-A-H, like a glass of wine, perhaps, left sitting out in the sun too long. He's playing- that way also. "I'm playing so bad I almost wish I wasn't here," frowned the not-so-long-ago golden boy of goif, who startled everyone in these parts in 1963 when he finished runnerup to winner Jack Nicklaus in his first appearance at the Masters. "I remeember my first time here very well," Lema said. "I was so awed by this place that I was nervous as 'a cat. Now I'm not nervous at all but I wouldn't give a nickel for my chances. \ "My game is simply terrible. Which part? Only from tee to green," he laughed hollowly. Low In Spirit -"My spirits^ are so low that I don't even think you could place a ball marker under them. I haven't won a tournament since last August and I'm starting to wonder whether I'll ever win another one again." The feeling is quite a comedown "for the usually happy-go- lucky 31-year-old from Oakland, Calif., who won the British Open . plus four other tournaments last year, and pocketed $139,489.65 from all competition in 1964. What-he has won so far this year hardly -would serve to keep him in champagne. An incident which occurred while he was playing a pre-Masters practice round with Arnold Palmer serves better than anything else to illustrate his feelings. Lema and Palmer had finished nine holes and Arnold was headed for the 10th when Tony suddenly announced he was quitting. "What's the matter, you sick?" inquired Palmer. Tony took a deep breath and replied: "If you were driving the way I've been, you'd feel sick, too." What's Wrong? In desperation, Lema even asked some of his fellow pros what, he was doing wrong and one of them informed him he was bringing in his hands too quickly before hitting the ball. Tony tried delaying and he hit some screamers for a -while but soon the old trouble came back. "My timing is way off," he said. "I really, can't put my finger on it but I just don't feel as good and solid as I should. I get a laugh when (Continued on page 8) Tipton" cinder men, undefeated in their own class of competition, face an afternoon of reckoning today at Kokomo . The Wildcats are not the best in the state, but, like Tipton, they take their track seriously and usually come up with several candidates for individual honors at the state'championships the end of May. One or two of their stars have been hampered by injury, like Dave Wright, the sweet- striding half ,miler who crossed the finish line in the No. 2 spot last year in the state finals. But several others "are ready for top efforts, such as Hilligoss, the defending the shot put. Kokomo doesn't have a regulation track, the Wildcats oval stretching only 375 yards instead of the standard 440, and this factor also throws visiting runners off balance in detenmin- ing their pace and staying power. The Kats also have one of the largest student bodies in the State from which to choose their material. Tipton usually gives the Kats a good meet, but it is a rare year when the Blue Dexils have the overall depth to win. Tough Test ' We're hoping for better, hut try as we will, based on performances turned in to date by the two schools, and Kokomo has the advantage of a number of pre-season indoor meets under its belt, we can't see the Satans capturing more than three first places today and at least two of those are questionable. Tipton should have the edge in the high hurdles with both Bill Moore and Kim Hand wearing the Blue and White and we predict a 1-2 finish for Tipton in this event with Jim Barber of Kokomo in third place. Barber is a however, and is favored to win the low hurdles although that could be a real good race. Senior, Dick Heron could capture the mile- if. he continues to improve.but he'll have a tough race on his hands. And Keith Smith might win the broad jump although if the weather is good, it'll take a 20-foot leap to do it. Good Marks In the dashes Kokomo runners have already bettered Tipton .times by at least a half second arid in the 440 they have run several seconds faster than Tipton's best. Even without the injured Wright in the half mile, Kokomo has another runner who has turned in a 2:03 effort and at this stage of the season, sophomore DanTragesser and freshman .Ted Davis aren't ready to match that kind of running. The race should however,, result in continued improvement for both of them and by next year it'll be THE PERFECT JACKET ...FOR LAND OR SEA Here's the jacket for you — no matter if you're an active sailor or if you prefer shore duty. A fully washable madras with a hide-away drawstring hood, two roomy zipper-close slash pockets* elastic push-up cuffs CflJfQC and a drawstring ^••'^ ! bottom. || Boys Sizes $8.98 WW££#£8&A' DanvHl* Co. *" DANVILIC. HLINO'S VVvVAWyVvVA FALVEY'S "Where Your'Friends Buy Their Clothes" a different story. In Steve Jones, Kokomo has one of the state's few 13-foot vaulters, and Hilligoss should have the shot put well in control. The high jump might possibly go to Tipton if Lex Boyd and Lester Smith come up with their very .best efforts'but that may depend on the weather. Tipton is improving in both relays, but has the .depth necessary to win is problematical. Combining their best fcur, they could win one of them, but right now it is paying off to develop four boys in each relay and that may cost the Blue Devils both of them today. Note From Miami 3 Had a long letter in the morn-, ing mailbag from Miami (Florida) University coach Bruce Hale. Speaking of Don Curnutt he writes, "I know for sure that if his 'team had gone further in the State he certainly would have been No. 1." But Bruce is tickled to death Don made No. 4, and he'll be in the stand to watch both of the all star games at Louisville and Indianapolis. Although it hasn't been announced yet in Indianapolis, Bruce's AH' American eager Rick Barry, will be on the College All Star team which will oppose Russia's all stars in Indianapolis later this month and Bruce hopes to bring him up to Tipton before returning to Miami. Barry finished the season as the nation's highest scorer this year, and Miami also captured team honors in that respect as the nation's highest scoring large college team . . . it goes without saying that Bruce wants Tipton's "Don" real badly, and he says "That'll give you an excuse to visit Florida in the winter and watch him play." The personable Hale is flying Curnutt to Miami for a visit to the campus and to meet the Miami players the first part of May. Miami Captures Scoring Laurels NEW YORK (UPI) —The Miami Hurricanes walked off with the individual and team scoring crowns for the .1964-65 collegiate basketball season, according to statistics" released today, by the NCAA, as well as setting a new record for accuracy from the free throw line. Led by 6 feet 7 senior Rick Barry, who topped all scorers with a 37.4 average in 26 games, the high-flying Floridians blistered the hoop for 98.4 points per contest, snapping the previous high of 96.1 established by Detroit a year ago. Coach Bruce Hale's foul shooting drills paid dividends again as the Hurricanes annexed their second consecutive free throw title, connecting on .796 per cent of their attempts. The old team mark was .793 set by Tulane in 1963. Barry was one of five men to reach the 2,000 career point plateau this season as he to­ talled 2,298 and set the single game high for the campaign with 59 against Rollins. In all, Barry surpassed the m?oint mark six times. Others soaring over 2,000 points for their collegiate careers were All-America Bill Bradley of Princeton; Davidson's Fred Hetzel; Flynn Robinson of Wyoming: and the late Wayne Estes of Utah State. ASS'T COACH NAMED IOWA CITY, Iowa (UPI) — Prentice (Pin) Ryan, veteran •Michigan high school coach and a 1950 Michigan graduate, Wednesday was named as an assistant football coach at Iowa, < replacing Andy MacDonald, who resigned to accept the head coaching position at Ark- zona State. SWIMMER PICKED NEW YORK (UPI) — Rick Girdler, a 100-yard freestylcr from Mountain Lakes, N. J., and 500-yard freestyler Michael Burton of Sacramento, Calif., have been selected by the AAU Men's Swimming Committee to represent the U.S. in an international meet at Brussels Saturday. ' Easter story hour, Tipton. Library, 11:00 a.m. Saturday. I C-161 EASTER HAM SHOOT 12:00 D. S. T. SUNDAY APRIL 11th STILLBOABD ONLY Vi Mile East or Atlanta on County Line ' Atlanta Conservation Club

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