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Richmond, Indiana
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Thursday, January 10, 1974
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Rangers Sign In B Roy Smalley, Jr., gets a hug became the No. 1 pick in baseball's from his mother, Jolene, and con- winter free agent draft. The gratulations from his father, Roy, younger Smalley, a shortstop like right, and uncle, manager Gene his father, was chosen by the Texas Mauch, left, of the Montreal Expos, Rangers. The elder Smalley played in Los Angeles Wednesday after he for the Chicago Cubs. NEW YORK (AP) Relatives of major league players past and present were the popular choice in baseball's free agent draft Wednesday. The Texa Rangers opened the draft by selecting shortstop Roy Smalley Jr. and then announced at the conclusion of the first round that they had signed the son of the former Chicgo Cubs' in-fieldor. Smalley, a nephew of Montreal Manager Gene Mauch, starred at the University of Southern California and had rejected four previous drafts two of them by the Boston Red Sox. The San Diego Padres, choosing second, picked in-fielder Tom Ashford of Covington, Tenn. Ashford is a brother-in-law of veteran major leaguer Phil Gagliano. Later in the first round, the California Angels choose shortstop Lawrence Howser of West Palm Beach, Fla., brother of Dick Howser, New York Yankee coach, and a former major league in-fielder. "Let it be sufficient to say I'm pleased by very excited," the 21 -year-old Smalley said in Los Angeles. Smalley's father, former Cubs' shortstop, said: "It's an ego trip for me just to be compared to my son." Half of the 24 first-round selections came from California, and 13 of the players chosen were pitchers including Daniel Smith, who also plays first base in the outfield and NL Nixes Padres Sale CHICAGO (AP) The National League refused ; Wednesday to approve proposed sale of the financially-. troubled San Diego Padres to a Los Angeles group headed by Marjorie Everett. League President Chub Feeney announced the negative action after league officials met more than three hours in the fourth try in five months to dispose of the stalemated Padre situation. ; "The league plans to ex-' plore and consider other pos: ; sibilities in the near future," said Feeney. Feeney declined to disclose ; the dissenting votes but pointed out that approval of nine of the NL's 12 clubs was required. Feeney said the proposed sale of the Padres to the nine- Wabash Scores 62-61 Triumph CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) Senior guard Jack Roudebush pumped in 16 points and led Wabash to a 62-61 victory over Hope in a college basketball game here Wednesday night. After Jerry Root's two free throws pushed the visitors within one point of Wabash, Hope missed four tip-in shots in the last 25 seconds. The visitors then lost the ball on a traveling violation with nine seconds to go. Wabash now is 5-6 and Hope is 5-3. Brian Vriesman topped Hope with 14 points. Pro Hockey NNL Toronto 8, Pittsburgh 4. t Atlanta 3, Buffalo O. Los Angeles 4, Chicago 4, tie. Detroit 2, Minnesota 2, tie. WHA Edmonton 8, Minnesota 4. aseball Draft t ' -if.' was chosen by San Francisco from Los Angeles Valley Junior College. Cleveland, choosing third, selected outfielder-third baseman Steve Cook of Miami. THe next three choices were all pitchers Morris Cooper of Fort Worth, Tex., by Philadelphia; John Caneira, a right-hander from Nau-gatuck, Conn., by Milwaukee, and Larry McWilliams, a lefty from Hurst, Tex., by Atlanta. The Chicago White Sox, - choosing seventh, picked third baseman Kevin Bell of Covina, Calif., and the Chicago Cubs, next in the selections, took Eric Grandy, a first baseman-outfielder from Baltimore. After California took Howser, Montreal picked right-handed pitcher Joe Kerrigan of Philadelphia and the New York Yankees selected outfielder Ken Phelps of Seattle. Then the teams went back to pitchers, with Pittsburgh taking right-hander Dan Bishop of Kent, Wash.; Minnesota selecting lefty Mark Lockwood of Anaheim, Calif., and St. Louis choosing righty John Urrea of Norwalk, Calif. Detroit selected outfielder Randall Nail of Glendora, Calif., and Houston took outfielder Joe Cannon of Pensa-cola, Fla. Then five more pitchers went, including Smith to the Giants. Kansas City took Mark Souza, a lefty from Belmont, Calif.; the New York Mets selected righty Robert Carroll of Gardenia, Calif.; Boston chose Charles Rainey, member group, headed by Mrs. Everett, majority stockholder in the Hollywood Park's race track, was the only item considered at the meeting. However, he said there was discussion of a continued effort by a Washington, D.C., group to obtain the franchise. The drawn-out San Diego dilemma leaves the franchise in the hands of owner C. Ar-nholt Smith. Smith, under heavy financial pressure, originally sought to sell the Padres last May to the Washington group, headed by Joseph Danzansky. The barrier to that sale involved indemnifying all concerned parties against any settlement stemming from a $12 million law suit by the city of San Diego should the club be moved from that city. Opposition to the Los Angeles group was believed to involve objection by some NL owners to the connection of Mrs. Everett in a race track stock scandal several years ago in Chicago. Mrs. Everett formerly headed the Arling- ton-Washington race track plants. Feeney, who declined comment on specific possible objections to the Everett group, said it was uncertain when another league meeting would be held on the Padre situation. With time running short before the 1974 spring training season, Feeney said that league schedules for the coming season would be made to cover both San Diego and Washington locations of the Padre franchise. "What's the deadline in this matter, obviously the sooner the better," said Feeney. In the December meeting at Houston, the Padres were Pick f a righty from San Diego, and Oakland took Steve Williams, a right-hander from Garden Grove, Calif. The last three selections of the opening round were outfielder Claude Westmoreland of Fresno, Calif., chosen by Los Angeles; catcher Lee Brownell of Santa Maria, Calif., by Baltimore, and righthander Mike Armstrong of Sea Cliff, N.Y., by Cincinnati. New Castle Hurler Dennis Bolden, pitcher from New Castle, was picked by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the second round of the baseball draft Wednesday. Besides Armstrong, the Cincinnati pick in the first round, the Reds selected the following players in th.e regular phase: Dennie Gentry, Bethel, Okla., pitcher, second round; Bruce Ryals, Middleburg, Fla., outfield, third round; Scott Miller, St. Petersburg, Fla., outfield, fourth round; Alan Kunick, Bismarck, N.D., outfield, fifth round; Ronnie Corder, Highland, Kan., infield, sixth round; Kevin Gal-linari, E. Clifton, N.J., pitcher, seventh round; Tom Ko-tchman, Seminole, Fla., infield, eighth round. In the secondary phase of the draft, the Reds selected Jim Diventi, Baltimore, Md pitcher first round; Richard Barrett, Goochland, Va., pitcher, second round; while the California Angels tabbed Steve Barrett, an infielder from Otwell, Ind., in the third round of the secondary phase. To Los Angeles Group withheld from the balloting in a reported 11-0 vote favoring the sale to the Danzansky group which then became stalemated. When the NL voted unanimously Dec. 6 to move the Padres to Washington for the 1974 season, the sale price agreed upon was $12 million. Muffler Guarantet If muffler fails while the original purchaser own the car, it will be replaced upon return, free of charge. If the defective muffler was installed by Sears, we will Install the new muffler with no charge for labor. . CHARGE IT on Satisfaction Guaranteed or SHOP AT SEARS AND SAVE Sears ,AAS, roebuck and CO. Tire and Aute Bengals Trade Virg Carter For Chargers Backup QB CINCINNATI (UPI) The Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday traded discontented backup quarterback Virgil Carter to the San Diego Chargers for Wayne Clark, also a backup quarterback. Both players had elected to play out their options this past season. Carter, unhappy about sitting on the bench behind Ken Anderson, had indicated he wanted to be traded. Carter, a seven-year veteran, was injured in the final 1973 preseason game and missed the entire regular season. Bengal coach Paul Brown warned that the trade "could be a standoff," with neither team getting anything since both players are being wooed by the World Football League. "Carter had indicated he did not want to come back to Cincinnati," said Brown, "and when the opportunity presented itself for a trade we Evansville Up After Topping By The Associated Press The University of Evansville moved up from fifth place to third in the weekly Associated Press college division basketball poll, but the . Aces' stunning victory over Kentucky Wesleyan didn't shake the Panthers loose from the top spot. However, only 61 points separated Kentucky Wesleyan, runner-up Alcorn A&M and Evansville in the voting announced Wednesday. Kentucky Wesleyan, 7-1 after a 103-79 upset by Evansville last week, received nine firstplace votes and 572 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Alcorn A&M, 10-1 after beating Arkansas-Pine Bluff 130-73, held on to the No. 2 spot with" seven first-place votes and 519 points and Evansville, 6-3 through games of last Saturday, had seven top votes and 511 points. The previous week, Kentucky Wesleyan had a comfortable 215-ppint margin over Alcorn A&M in the poll. Tennessee State, which was No. 3 last week, dropped to fourth despite an 88-76 triumph over West Liberty for a 5-2 mark. Old Dominion, 6-2 after ripping Delaware 92-80 Santo Signs CHICAGO (UPI) Ron Santo, moving crosstown after 14 years with the Cubs, has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago White Sox. The star third baseman was acquired by the White Sox several weeks ago after he rejected an earlier Cub bid to trade him to San Diego. In a letter from Danzansky, circulated at the meeting, Danzansky asked the club owners to force Smith to live up to his contract. Smith terminated the agreement with the Washington group two weeks ago, but Danzansky and his associates contend the deal still is in force. M Scars Low Price Sear. Revolving Charge A LJ Your Money Back ' Monday Thru Saturday s A.M. to r.rvi. Sunday 12:30 to 5:30 Center , decided to take a shot on a guy with a lot of potential. "Clark is a strong thrower and was recommended highly by our west coast scout, Tom Bass. We had tried to get him early in the season after Virgil was injured." Clark, a three-year veteran from U.S. International College in California, was a substitute quarterback for the Chargers last year and saw considerable action late in the season. The 26-year-old 6-2. 210-pounder was the Chargers' eighth-round draft choice in 1970. Carter, 6-0, 195, has been with the Bengals since 1970. Before that he played for Buffalo and Chicago. Cater was a starter for Cincinnati in 1970 and shared the starting job with Anderson the next two seasons before Anderson finally beat him out of the job. To 3rd Spot No. 1 Team in its only outing of the week, moved up one rung to fifth place and Tennessee-Chattanooga, unbeaten in seven season starts, vaulted from 10th place to sixth. Tennessee State received two first-place votes, Old Dominion one and UT-Chattanooga five. No. 7 Bentley and No. 11 Midwestern received one top vote each. Bentley, which preserved its 8-0 record by taking the week off, moved up from ninth. Augustana, 9-1, after a victory over Illinois Wesleyan, and Sam Houston State, 8-1 after two triumphs last week, each slipped one notch to No. 8 and No. 9, respectively. Wittenberg, 12th a week ago, moved up to No. 10 after running its record to 7-1 by beating Baldwin-Wallace. Rounding out the Top 15 are 12-0 Midwestern, 5-2 Southeastern Louisiana, 8-4 Roanoke, 9-0 Fairmont State and 10-1 Morgan State. The Top Fifteen, with first-place votes in parentheses, season records and total points. Paints tabulated on basis of 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1: 1. Ky. Wesleyan (9) 7-1 572 2. AlcornA&M(7) 10-0 519 3. Evansville (7)6-3 511 4. Tenn.St.(2)5-2 400 5,Old Domin'n (1)6-2.... 344 6 UT-Chatt. (5)7-0 .....308 7, Bentley (1)8-0 295 8. August ana 9-1 .275 9SamHstnSt.8-l 244 10. Wittenberg7-l 189 11. Midwstn(l)12-0 149 I2.S.E. Louisiana 5-2 117 13 Roanoke 8-4 103 M.Fairmont St. 9-0 99 15,Morgan St. 10-1 84 75 more hazard protection than conventional 4-ply bias tires. 2 Dynacor carcass plies protected by two belts of high tensile strength steel overlaid with a nylon cord "cap." 20 better handling than conventional 4-ply bias tires. . Cooler running 1 2 better traction. 3 BANKAMERICAflO G0HS0UB&TE9 YDuE ONE OF RICHMOND'S LARGEST WHOLESALE & HOURS: Mon. thru Fri. 8 to 5; Sot. 8 The Palladium-Item, Richmond, Indiana, Thursday, O. J. Simpson Selected Most Valuable In NFL NEW YORK (AP) -Buffalo's O.J. Simpson, who set an all-time National Football League rushing record with an awesome 2,003 yards, was named the league's Most Valuable Player in an Associated Press poll Wednesday. Simpson, who earlier was named the Offensive Player of the Year and was a unanimous choice in the balloting for the All-Pro team, soared to the MVP title by a huge margin in the voting by three-man panels of sports writers and broadcasters who cover the 26 NFL teams. The only other players receiving votes in the MVP poll were Los Angeles' passing battery of quarterback John Hadl and wide receiver Harold Jackson. Each received two votes. The rest of the ballots went to Simpson, whose rushing feats were the talk of the league all season. O. J. started the year with a record single-game splurge of 250 yards against New England and ended it with a another 200-yard day against the New York Jets. In between, he ground out yardage week after week and stayed on the trail of Jim Brown's NFL rushing record of 1,863 yards set a decade before. He came into the season's final game with 1,803 yards. The game was meaningless except for O. J.'s bid to get into the record book. Simpson wasted no time, shredding the Jets' line repeatedly early in the game and shattering the record before the first period was over. Valpo Victorious VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) Guard John Semmelhack pumped in 30 points Wednesday night, leading Valparaiso to an 83-73 college basketball victory over visiting Illinois Wesleyan. Valpo surged ahead early in the first half after a 10-10 tie and was never headed. The Crusaders led 46-43 at halftime before widening the margin in the final period. SALE ENDS JAN. 16th RADIAL SNOW TIRES NOW I --if. AP Wirepholo O. J. Simpson Then the powerfully built graduate of Southern California went after the 2,000-yard barrier, a plateau once con No. 1 Anderson Faces Test By The Associated Press The coming weekend of high school basketball ought to be a tester for No. 1 Anderson, which plays Fort Wayne Wayne on Friday night, then an improved East Chicago Washington squad Saturday. Both games are on. the road for the Indians. The Washington game, postponed from December, should be a little tougher with the Senators' allstate possibility Bobo Jackson now available. He wasn't in action when the game originally was scheduled. Washington started the year on the Top 20, but has dropped to honorable men-. tion. The Senators could make their way back on the list with a victory Saturday. Another game of interest will be Friday when No. 5 Jef-- fersonville is at New Albany, the defending state champs and the 14th-ranked team. New Albany, though 6-3 has had no shortage of top opponents this year. The Bulldogs meet Tell City, another honorable mention squad, on 1 With 40,000-Mile Written HEOUTSTaMiMGP No Extra Charge For BR78x13 38.95 FslticlnTaiho. ER78xl4 46.95 Fti Excise Tax. IrcL FR78xl4 49.95 Ft Excise Tax. Ind GR78x14&15 53.95 Fti Excite Tax luck HR78xl4&15 53.95 Fii Excise Tax Ind JR78x15 57.95 FtiExcbeTaxlaol LR78xl5 59.95 Fii Excise Tax lad FREE MOUNTING IN STOCK-TO FIT MOST CARS RETAIL DEALERS to 1 2 17 sidered unthinkable. And in his season of spectacular achievements, Simpson reached that mark too. After the game, the NFL provided an interview room to accommodate the hordes of writers who wanted to talk with Simpson. It is typical of O. J. that he insisted that each of his offensive teammates be introduced as well. "These are the guys who got me the record," said Simpson. His 1973 rushing title was the second in a row for Simpson, who ran for 1,251 yards last season. The former Heis-man Trophy winner was USC's all-time rushing leader in his college days but says he did not start making his presence felt as a pro runner until Lou Saban took over as Buffalo's coach in 1972. "He gave me the football and he gave me a line," said Simpson. Saturday. Jeffersonville is host to Shelbyville on Saturday. No. 7 meets No. 9 when Mishawaka is host to South Bend Adams on Friday. Mishawaka takes on Plymouth Saturday, while Adams plays at Gary Roosevelt. Richmond, ranked No. 3, has Friday and Saturday home games, first with Marion, then Indianapolis Bre-beuf. Eighth-ranked Lafayette Jefferson splits the weekend with a game at Muncie Central, then back home Saturday against Indianapolis Attacks. The only game this week for No. 2 Hammond is Saturday at home against Michigan City Elston. In games Friday, No. 4 Lebanon is at Frankfort, No. 6 Kokomo is host to Logans-port, and No. 10 Gary West entertains city rival Wirt. The only other game between ranked teams is Friday when Elkhart Memorial, No. 12, plays 15th-rated LaPorte. Treadwaar Guarantee' Whitewalls t3j January 10, 1974 415 N. 12th St. Phones 962-3234 - 966-6090

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