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Pollodlum-ltem, Richmond, Ind 2 I 001 IV-".! C t Tub.ua ,07 sKJu Law II Russians Lose Two By Narrow Margins The Russian junior national bus-kelball team, which plays In Rich-mond against the Indiana All-Stars Saturday night, dropped the first two games of id American tour Saturday and Sunday nights on the west coast, both by narrow margins. The Soviets dropped a 76-71 decision Saturday night at Santa Clara. Calif., and a 74-72 squeaker Sunday at Los Angeles. Sunday's game wasn't decided until the final second when Rich Branning, a high school star who has been recruited by Notre Dame, swished through a jump shot. The Russians were led Friday by Nikolai Fesenko's 28 points and 14 rebounds. Vassili Fedorinov netted 21 Sunday. Four of the five Russian starters fouled out Sunday in a game in which 67 personal fouls were whistled. The Russians were Idle Monday. They return to action on their nine game U.S. tour Tuesday at Chattanooga. Tenn. Wednesday they're at Toledo, Ohio. Friday at Cincinnati. Ohio, and Saturday at Richmond with an 8 p.m. starting time. Good seals are still available for the game here but Harry Davidson, director of local promotion, encourages fans planning to attend to purchase tickets early. Ticket sales picked up over the weekend." Davidson said, "and people shouldn't wait until Saturday with plans to buy them at the door. There may not be any good seats left by then if any at all." Tickets are on sale locally at Kesslers, Phillips, First National Bank and the Indiana Football Hall of Fame as well as the Rush-ville National Bank in Rushville. Colescott Headed For North Carolina By L'PI "Mr. Basketball" Marion's Dave Colescott, will attend North Carolina this fall. Colescott met Monday night with Tarheel Coach Dt-an Smith to sign a national letter of intent. Colescott's decision ended speculation on his choice of colleges, which he had narrowed down to North Carolina, Illinois and Michigan. Colescott led Marion to two straight Indiana high school basketball championships and was selected Trester Award winner in this March's finale. He was later tagged "Mr, Basketball" to lead Indiana's high school all-stars against a Kentucky team in a two-game charity series in June. Colescott will make his first appearance with the Indiana all-stars this Saturday as the Hoosier prep stars take on a touring Russian team in a game at Richmond. Tony Branch, another All-Star from Michigan City tlston, signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Louisville Monday night. Next Race May 15 Dsath Stops Greatest 60-Minute Football Player In Ernie Nevers SAN RAFAEL. Calif. (UPI) - Ernie Nevers, a crashing fullback whose line plunges and tackling made him one of football's greatest 60-minute players, died Monday at the age of 72. Nevers died in Marin General Hospital. He had been under treatment for a heart condition. A resident of Tiburon, Calif., Nevers was a six-foot, 205-pound blond athlete whose power, agility and speed became a legend at Stanford University. The Indians retired his numeral "1" after he had played his final season there in 1925. 40 Points In One Game But he continued to knock records apart, such as on Thanksgiving Day of 1929 when he scored 40 points for the old Chicago Cardinals against the Chicago Bears to set a National Football League standard. Nevers tallied six touchdowns and converted four of them during his big afternoon, a feat unapproached until 1951 when Bill Jones of Cleveland scored six touchdowns against the Bears. A week before his Thanksgiving splurge, Nevers had accounted for 19 points against Dayton. He had loss success as a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. His major league record was 6-12 over three seasons from 1926 to 1928. He only figured in one baseball record. During the 1927 season, he gave up two home runs to Babe Ruth when the latter was en route to hitting his major league mark of 60. While with the Browns, Nevers had an agreement with the management that he could leave shortly before the season concluded to join the football Cardinals, providing the baseball club was not in pennant contention. After retiring from both sports, Nevers was head football coach at .Lafayette for the 1936 season and a year later joined the grid staff at Iowa. During the war he served as a captain in the Marine Corps, then afterward worked for a distillery and was prominent officiating at football games, analyzing the San Francisco 49ers' contests on television and golfing. In 1967 he joined the front office of the then-Oakland Clippers professional soccer club. In Football Hall Of Fame Nevers' great years at Stanford came in 1923-25, years that were to earn him a spot in the National Football Hall of Fame. In 1924 and 1925 I. t lav'- i - ; s I " -. 1 f t - C. . i f " I ;i , W V.I (A i Ernie Nevers he made All-America while contributing the power to Coach Pop Warner's dazzling doublewing attacks. Nevers was an end with the Stanford frosh but became a 60minute fullback on the varsity during an era when platoon football was unheard of. His drives up the middle were complemented by a superb ability to block, pass, kick and back up the line. Yet his greatest game for Stanford came when Notre Dame downed the Indians, 27-10, in the 1925 Rose Bowl. Nevers had broken an ankle in pre-season practice and remained sidelined until the last two regular contests of the season. Then he fractured his other ankle during the "Big Game" with California. He still made it into the Rose Bowl where he netted 114 yards rushing in 34 of the 45 times that the Indians ran the ball. The blond star also intercepted a pass in the third period that set up Stanford's lone touchdown and he made about 80 per cent of his team's tackles. Strength and endurance were his hallmarks. As a freshman he placed third one day in the discus during a track meet, then changed uniforms and pitched for the Indians against California. Nevers was strictly the "iron man" of the gridiron, accomplishing feats Major League Baseball National League Standings East Division x-Philadelphia New York Chicago Pittsburgh St. Louis Montreal W L Pet GB 11 6 .647 - 14 8 .636 11 11 .500 214 9 9 .500 2'i 8 12 .400 4'i 7 12 .368 5 x-games behind based on Philadelphia. West Division W L Pet. GB Cincinnati 11 8 ,579 Los Angeles 12 9 .571 Houston 12 11 .522 1 San Diego 10 11 .476 2 San Francisco 8 12 .400 V,t Atlanta 8 12 .400 3'i Monday's Results , No games scheduled. Today's Games (All Times EST) Los Angeles (Hooton 1-2) at Chicago (R. Reuschel 1-1), 1:05 p.m. San Francisco (Caldwell 0-3) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 2-2), 6:35 p.m. St. Louis (Denny 1-1) at Atlanta (Niekro 3-1), 6:35 p.m. Houston (Dlerker 3-2) at Philadelphia (Lon-borg 2-0), 6:35 p.m. San Diego (Strom 1-1) at Montreal (Kirby 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Norman 3-0) at New York (Sea-ver 3-0), 7:05 p.m. Sunday's Results Montreal 8, Cincinnati 4, 16 innings. San Diego 4. Pittsburgh 2. Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 1. Chicago 6 6. San Francisco 5-5. 1st game, 14 inn.; 2nd game. 11 inn. Philadelphia 8, Atlrnta 2. Houston 5-4, New York 4 7. American League Standings (West Coast Night Game Not Included) East Division W L Pet GB Milwaukee 9 4 .692 New York 10 5 .667 - Detroit 8 6 .571 1 Cleveland 8 8 .500 2(4 Baltimore 7 10 .412 4 Boston 6 9 .400 4 West Division W L Pet. GB Texas ' 116 .647 Oakland 10 9 .526 2 Kansas City 7 7 .500 2'i Minnesota 6 9 .400 4 Chicago 5 8 .385 4 California 7 13 350 54 Monday's Result Cleveland at Oakland. Only game scheduled. Today's Gaines (All Times EST) Kansas City (Fttzmorris 2 0) at Boston (Lee 0-2), 6.30 p.m. Chicago (Wood 2-3) at Baltimore (Hoitzman 2- 0), 6:30 p.m. Texas (Briles 2-1) at Milwaukee (Colborn 2-1), 7:30 p.m. Minnesota (Goltz 0-2) at Detroit (Coleman 2-0), 8 p.m. New York (Ellis 2-0) at California (Ross 0-3), 9:30 p.m. Cleveland (Peterson 0-1) at Oakland (Torrez 3- 3), 10 p m. Sunday's Result Oakland 6-3, Baltimore 2-4. Cleveland 12-4, California 3 5 Kansas City 2, New York 1, 11 inn. Texas 6, Boston 3. Milwaukee at Minnesota, ppd., snow. Detroit at Chicago (2), ppd., rain. which made him a charter member of the college and professional football halls of fame. When he was player-coach for Du-luth against Milwaukee in the early days of pro football, a physician had ordered him to stay on the bench because of a bad appendix. But after Milwaukee had taken a 6-0 lead, Nevers ordered himself into the lineup and threw a 60-yard pass to Joe Rooney for the tying score the longest toss of his career. Then he kicked the extra point which won the game. His splurge against the Chicago Bears came on a frozen field. Nevers recalled that all the touchdowns came on power plays off tackle and that none covered more than 20 yards. Pop Warner, who coached both Nevers and Jim Thorpe, claimed that Nevers was the greater. "Nevers could do everything Thorpe could do," Warner would say. "And Ernie always tried harder. Ernie gave 60 minutes of himself in every game." Although pro football salaries were meager in 1926, Nevers received a guarantee of $25,000 that year to play with a group of college all-stars against Red Grange and the Chicago Bears. "The money was in the bank before the kickoff," Nevers once said, smiling. Nevers is survived by his widow, Margery, and a daughter, Tina Galli-son, and son, Anselmo. Funeral services will be private and the family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Football Hall of Fame. Industrial Softball Reid... i 023 10a 0-16 15 3 Belden 112 004 0- 8 7 3 Bogner and Hogenaur; Whirley and Hilde-brand. HR's Belden: Carey. Pal-Item 002 153 6-15 16 5 ' Eaton Gear 101 100 3- 5 10 7 B. Robbins and Cook; J. Conley and B. Van-dervorde. HR's - Pal-Item: Holt, Amyx, Cook. Local 5780 042 85-19 20 7 RP&L 200 Ix- 3 7 8 Hargrove and Helsm; Dillion and Pressler. HR's 5780; Martin; McAvene; RP&L: Sheckles. D.Lehr 016 412 0-14 13 6 LeeCyclinder 030 160 0-10 II 8 William and Nuss; Tompkins and Miles. HR's D-L: Hamilton; Lee's; Perry, Ballard. Hills Roses 030 330 1-10 10 3 State Hospital 550 500 x-15 22 2 Hoy and Warren; Robinson and Blevins. HR's State Hospital: Butler. C&BDis 115 070 4 S Robinson 303 035 0-14 15 4 Armstrong and Clarkston; Sheham and Tyler. HR's C&B: Davis, Witter, Leonard; S. Robinson: Sadler (3), Sickmann, Stegall. M.E.G 040 010 2- 7 13 5 Alcoa 235 211 x-14 18 3 Price and Moore; Lang and Byrd. HR's - M.E.G.; Brumfield. Kemper 354 500 0-17 14 1 H&PTool 000 000 0- 0 3 3 Mann and J. Lahrman; Simpson and Mikesell. HR's Kempers: Sheckles. Burkhart. Gen. Telephone 200 000 0- 2 4 3 FOP 353 600 x-17 17 1 Phenis and Marshall; Ross, Williams and Lee. HR's - FOP: J. White. Centerville Girls Win Over Union County 4-3 LIBERTY Centerville nipped Union County 4-3 in girls tennis here Monday afternoon. Union County, now 3-3. goes to Connersville next Monday while Centerville entertains Union City Thursday. Summary: Singles Morrison (UCo) defeated Markley (CE) 6-3, 6-4; Senters (CE) defeated Gulley (UCo) 6-1.6-3; Maddock (UCo) defeated Vemor (CE) 6-2, 6-3; Morrow (CE) defeated Thobe (CE) 6-0, 6-0; Centerville also won one by forfeit. Doubles Scherer-Wilson (UCo) defeated Williams-Combs (CE) 4-6, 6-3, 6-3; Christian-Hom (CE) defeated Chaney-Cohen (UCo) 6-2, 6-1. old Forbes Resting efore Preakness Trip LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) - The much-traveled Bold Forbes was again on the move Monday after his mile and a quarter victory in Saturday's 102nd Kentucky Derby. E. Rodriquez Tizol's horse was taken from his Churchill Downs stall Monday morning and flown back to his home stuble at Belmont Park in New York. He will rest there a week before going to Baltimore and the second Jewel in racing's Triple Crown, the May 13 Preakness. The John J. McCabe Agency of New York City brought the Derby winner back to New York. He arrived at Kennedy International Airport around 11:45 a.m. (EST) and was taken by van to Belmont. "Everything went just fine," a spokesman for the McCabe Agency said. Trainer Laz Barrera Mid Saturday he planned to keep Bold Forbes at Belmont for a week, then ship him to "the Chick Lang track," Barrera was referring to the general manager ol Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore where the Preakness is run. Honest Pleasure In Baltimore Honest Pleasure, the odds on Derby favorite who finished second to Bold Forbes, was scheduled to be shipped to Baltimore late Monday. Play the Red. the Johnny Campo trained colt who finished eighth in the nine-horse field Saturday, rode on the plane with Bold Forbes. Campo has indicated he does not plan to enter Play the Red in the Preakness. Barrera said he was sending Bold Forbes to New York first so he could spend some time at home. Barrera runs a stable that trains horses from coast to coast and he said he made seven trips from New York to California in preparing Bold Forbes for the Derby. Monday's trip was nothing new for Bold Forbes. He was bred and sold in Kentucky; began his racing career in Puerto Rico; und raced in California this year before winning the Wood Memorial in New York last month. Barrera may get to see several of his horses run at the same time in the Preakness. He is considering entering Life's Hope, who won the Illinois Derby Saturday, and possibly Barrera, a horse named for him, which is entered in this Saturday's Withers Mile at Aqueduct. Ashe Opens WCT Defense Today Against Spunky Harold Solomon DALLAS (UPI) - The World Championship Tennis finals, its prestige threatened by a lack of some of the sport's household names, opens Tuesday night with Arthur Ashe favored to retain the title he won a year ago. Ashe, who claimed the No. 1 ranking in 1975 thanks to his victories in the WCT and at Wimbledon, will face spunky Harold Solomon in a quarterfinal match Tuesday evening, the only competition scheduled opening night. The tournament continues Wednesday night with a quarter-final match between Sweden's Bjorn Borg and Eddie Dibbs. The other quarter-finals will be run off Thursday night with Raul Ramirez of Mexico vs. Dick Stockton and Guillermo Vilas of Argentina taking on Bob Lutz. Semifinals will be Friday night and the nationally televised championship match, with $50,000 going to the winner, will be run off Sunday afternoon. But the players who are not here are coming in for some attention. too. Jimmy Conners, for instance, is not present. Nor is John Newcombe, a past winner. In fact, there will be no Australian present for the sixth WCT finals. Top Eight Qualified The top eight point winners over a three-month worldwide tour qualify for the Dallas finals. "It doesn't help this tournament that some of the best players pass up the opportunity to qualify," said Ashe. "But the fact that there is no Australian here is not that important. "Actually, the only Australian of any name who did not try to qualify was Newcombe. The rest of them tried and failed and that is the way it goes. "I doubt whether Conners will ever play in WCT. You have to commit yourself to so many tournaments and you have to do so nine months in advance. "Conners doesn't want to commit himself to anything. And, after all, that is his preogalive. "He doesn't have to worry about Area Results Baseball Earlham 5-7. Cedarville 0-6. Northeastern 19, Monroe Central !. Eaton 8. Northridge 1. Brookville 6. South Decatur 5. Golf Richmond 152, Hagerslown 180. Randolph Southern 174, North eastern 192. Track . National Trail 73. Hibberd 35 (9th grade). Girls Track . Centerville 58. Union City 47. Girls Tennis Richmond 4. Connersville 3, Centerville 4. Union Countv 3. the money. He passed up the challenge cup (a round robin tournament in Hawaii sponsored by WCT) and the WCT tour itself. He passed up a chance to win about $:M0,000." WCT Future Clouded Ashe sees the future of the WCT also being clouded by possible conflicts with the European grand prix circuit. "I think we may see conflicts in the scheduling of tournaments of the two tours," said Ashe. "I think I can see the handwriting on the wall." Ashe was named the favorile for this event by the other players on the WCT tour with Borg, who has been runner-up the past two years, chosen second. John Ritter Named Mississippi Assistant OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - John Ritter, a three-year starter at Indiana who's been in private business since he graduated in 1973, was named Monday an assistant basketball coach at Mississippi. Ritter, 25, played two of his seasons with the Hoosiers under Mississippi head coach Bob Weltlich, who was then an assistant at Indiana. The Goshen, Ind., former high school all-state forward captained the 1973 Hoosiers, who finished third in the NCAA finals. Save money... on office help. 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