The Herald from Jasper, Indiana on January 7, 1955 · Page 6
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Page 6 THE DAILY HERALD Friday, Jan. 7, 1955 Big Rockport Club Heads Hunter Way Tonight Purdue To Open Conference Bid With NU, Illinois LAFAYETTE, Ind. —INS— Purdue hopes to put as good a foot forward in opening its bid for the Big 10 basketball title as it did in winning the “grapefruit” crown. The Boilermakers, consensus favorites to go nowhere before the ifcason opened, confounded experts toy compiling the best pre-confer- tnce record of any Big 10 team. Ray Eddy’s quintet, led by Joe ftexson with 17 points per game, opens conference play against Northwestern Saturday night and then entertains Illinois, Monday flight, both at Lafayette. Each of these compiled 6-2 grapefruit circuit marks while Purdue was piling up a 7-1 record. Eddy will send the same all- letfcerman starting combo against the Wildcats and Illini as he used in adding 22 points to the Boilermakers previous single game team high of 87 points set two years ago. Purdue has been hitting .398 from the field with all members of the starting five hitting in double figures. Northwestern, nearly as surprising to date as Purdue, may provide ample measure of how far the Boilermakers Will go in this Big 10 race. The Wildcats came from behind in the second half Monday to upset Minnesota 74-72. Purdue hopes to duplicate its 109 point performance against Northwestern to settle an old score which has Northwestern holding victories ©ver the Boilermakers in each of Purdue’s Big 10 high-point games . . . 84-83 and 85-83. "The Place To Trade SPORTS SCENE By JIM LEAS Claude Retherford, whose Rockport Zebras trod the boards against the Hunters at HHS gym tonight, has had a varied athletic career. He did his high school playing at French Lick. World War II was on when he was ready for college. Branch McCracken was in the navy and Harry Good was coaching Indiana university. Retherford went to Bloomington and earned a varsity letter his freshman season. Then he entered the armed forces too . Afterward, he followed Good when the latter went to Nebraska to coach the Cornhusker cagers. While playing there, Retherford made the all-Big Seven Conference team two years and in his senior season set a new league scoring mark. This subsequently was eclipsed by the great Clyde Lovellette, who was scheduled to atend I. U. and fell instead into the arms of Phog Allen of Kansas. // In'55 Feltman Motors Ph. 500 Huntingburg MAYTAG —and— FRIGIDAIRE Your best buy any time of the year. CHRISTOPHER Electric Shop “Your Maytag dealer for the past 25 years” HUNTINGBURG Coach Retherford succeeded Bob Sakel at Rockport after two years of tutoring the Red Raiders at English. Sakel, who’d gone to Rockport from Petersburg and whose Zebras copped the 1954 sectional championship, resigned to enter business. But he left for Mr. Retherford three of the biggest Zebras — 6-7 center Bob Stoermer and 6-6 Larry Erwin and 6-5 Vi Don Hinton, the forwards. They’ve teamed up with Delbert Lester and Shirley Greene to win 10 of 11 so far this season. Here’s the Rockport record: Rockport 75 Troy 30 Rockport 49 New Harmony 46 Rockport 66 Richland 42 Rockport 68 Mt. Vernon 38 Rockport 40 Chrisney 15 Rockport 61 Winslow 48 Rockport 46 Newburgh 34 Dale 40 Rockport 38 Rockport 70 Petersburg 36 •Rockport 53 Dale 46 ♦Rockport 66 Richland 40 •county tourney The Huntingburg-Rockport game is the only one in the county tonight. Dubois is playing but is at Cannelton. Birdseye plays tomorrow in a tourney at Marengo. Ferdinand has been idle this week. Jasper, Ireland and Holland already have been in action. Lincoln’s 10-0 Lions have only Mater Dei between them and the Evansville city title. Art Taylor’s boys withstood a belated Reitz rally last night to defeat the Panthers 45-43. The Lions also have beaten Central and Memorial. They built a 32-17 margin on the tall Panthers last night, and the defending SIAC champs finally made the climb to take a brief 43-42 edge with less than two minutes to play. They couldn’t hold on. Lincoln tied it and hit another basket. Lincoln has beaten Reitz six of the nine times they’ve met on the hardwood. The Lions are odds-on to stretch their victory skein tonight at Spurgeon. Lowell McGlothiin’s Hollanders are 9-1 after a lopsided tilt with visiting Stendal’s Purple Aces last night. More of an idea of how the Dutchmen stack up against possible sectional tournament competition will come next Tuesday night when they visit the Winslow Eskimos. Round and about—Dale Burgess of the AP calls him “the thin man” . . . “Emaciated” and ailing Don Bates failed for the first time in 53 games, they say, to start for the Wildcats . . . That was when he took a sore throat to Vincennes last Tuesday night . . . “Two prime factors in the Alice defeat,” writes George Byers of the Sun-Commercial, “were the fact that cold- shooting Vincennes couldn’t hit well enough from the field to force the visiting Wilcats out of their zone defense, and the scoring punch which Bates provided after he entered the game in the third quarter” . . . Two biguns in Knox county net circles come together with a smack tonight on the Bicknell floor . . . They’re Freelandville and Sandborn . . . The Fightin’ Dutch are 9-1 with a victory already posted over Sandborn’s Blue- jays .who’ve lost to them and to Elnora and I believe to nobody else this season . . . Harvey Roberts, ex-Indiana State tackle, is the new head football coach at Logansport high school, succeeding Bob Faris, who retired but stays on in a teaching capacity . . . One of the perennial rumors has been making the rounds, to the effect that Branch McCracken will call it quits after this season, and the next line usually is that he really is going to be I. U. athletic director after all . . . Right now the “Bear”, as they say his players call him, hasn’t given up hope on repeating for the Big Ten championship ... He says the tale will be told on the Hoosiers’ forthcoming road trip (three games: Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin), and how true, how true . . . Item says there were 25 football deaths in 1954, largest number since 1949 . . . Twelve of these were high school boys, compared wth six the previous year ... In the total number of 25 last fall, 19 were direct fatalities and 16 of these were caused by blows to the head . . . The committee on injuries and fatalities of the American Football Coaches association blamed weak and faulty headgear as a major contributing factor and' among .recommendations was increased emphasis on blocking and tackling practice throughout the season. NEW SERVICE RIVALRY NEW YORK — INS —The possibility was seen today that the newly- founded Air Force Academy in Denver, Colo., may send its football team to Philadelphia to meet either Army or Navy. WAIT for the BIG SURPRISE For 1955. • • ml m First ASI-New Tree tor in its Class since the War MUNDY IMPLEMENT SALES 13-1 Zebras Have Three Boys Who Go 6-5 Up To 6-7 Prime basketball attraction of the evening in this locality is* the Huntingburg-Rockport show at the big Hunter gym. Claude Retherford, who won a varsity letter as a freshman at Indiana university b^ck during the war days, has brought his Zebras along to a 10-1 record in this, his first season at Rockport. They’ve lost only to Dale, and in the recent Spencer county tournament which they won they got even with the Golden Aces for that setback. Rockport is big as all outdoors. There are a 5-11 and 6-1 in the starting lineup, but they’re little fellers. The forwards are Donnie Hinton, 6-6 senior, and Larry Erwin, 6-5V2 junior. Senior Bob Stoermer at 6-7 is the center. The shorties are Delbert Lester, 5-11 senior, and Shirley Greene, 6-1 junior, the guards. Bob Sakel, ex-Jasper Wildcat, guided the Zebras last winter to the first sectional title in Rockport history. Coach Retherford moved over from English, where he’d been a couple of years, when Bob quit to enter the business world. Mr. Retherford has done all right by the boys. The Zebras and Dale look like the class of the Pocket Athletic Conference this winter. One of the more outstanding victories chalked up by Rockport this season was on the Winslow floor, the Zebras outshooting the Eskimos 61-48. They’ve also beaten Troy, New Harmony, Richland, Mt. Vernon, Chrisney, Newburgh and Petersburg by margins ranging from decisive to it-shouldn’t-have- happened. Against them Howard Sharp’s 7-4 Hunters figure to have their hands full tonight. That they’re going to have to jump high and plenty is evident from the statistical data. Starting for Huntingburg probably will be the usual all-senior array of 5-11 Bud Blemker and 6-0 Wayne Singer at forwards, 6-4 Glen Fierst at center, and 5-11 Joe Henderson and 5-10 Donnie Elshoff at the guards. If they get an early and substantial lead on those out-younder and side shots by Singer and Blemker, the visitors may find it tolerably hard getting hold of the ball as often as they’ll deem it necessary to improve their scoreboard status. Huntingburg has lost a few games but also has licked several first rate ball clubs. The Hunters took care of Winslow 44-29, Reitz’s defending SIAC champs 60-56, Jasper’s otherwise-unbeaten Wildcats 49-40, Petersburg 82-46, Bedford 61-53, Franklin, conqueror of Columbus, in a 51-50 overtime, and Bosse, current co-leader of the conference with New Albany, 50-37 in a holiday tourney final. Washington, Princeton, Bosse and Mitchell have defeated them. Dubois’ Jeeps travel to the Ohio tonight to play the Cannelton Bulldogs in the only other game involving a Dubois county team. Other games this evening in this area include Chrisney at Dale. Winslow at Tell City, Chandler at Otwell, Evansville Lincoln at Spurgeon, Stendal at Francisco and French Lick at Corydon. On Saturday the Birdseye Yellow Jackets go to Marengo for an invitational tournament. Huntingburg Graders, Frosh Defeat Jasper Huntingburg high’s freshmen and the Huntingburg grade school net- ters defeated the Wildcat yearling and grade quintets last night at Jasper. The Hunter frosh won 35-28 after holding leads of 14-10 and 25-16 at the half and three-quarter marks. It had been 6-6 after the first six- minute session. Craig’s 16 points topped the individual scorers. Maxey got 8 and Struckman 7 for the Hunters, while Kluesner and Bohnert had 8 apiece for the losers. Fourteen of Craig’s points came in the last half. In the prelim, the Hunter kids led at the quarter 9-4 and half 16-14 but were behind 24-22 going into the fourth period. Denton was their chief pointer going down the stretch. Their scoring was well balanced, Nass getting 8, Denton 7, Patberg 6 and Peters 5. Giesler and Schepers with 9 each were high for the losers. PHONE 4-2771 IRELAND tíoAkjeXbxxflló Sugar Ray Isn’t Sure He Will Be Ready By Jan. 19 CHICAGO —INS— Sugar Ray Robinson, former middleweight champion who is trying a comeback, nursed a bruised nose today and was uncertain if he would be ready for a Chicago Stadium bout Jan. 19 with Tiger Jones. The 34-year-old Robinson suffered the injury Wednesday night when he stopped Joe Rindone of Boston in six rounds at Detroit. Robinson showed most of his clever footwork and a flashing left against Rindone. But his right hand was rusty and he commented: “I can’t honestly say it was one of my best fights. It will take time to regain the touch.” Robinson was offered the Jones bout by Truman Gibson, International Boxing Club secretary, on practically a no refusal basis. Sugar Ray’s new manager, Joe Glaser, said he would prefer a further delay before Robinson sees action again or at best a bout with Garth Panter of Salt Lake City rather than with a tough opponent like Jones. But Gibson said: “If Robinson wants to box in Chicago, it will have to be Tiger Jones or nobody. The fact remains that Robinson will be seen by millions. The bout is scheduled for national television. If he expects to continue fighting and wants the public to turn out at the box office, he’ll have to meet top opponents.” Glaser plans an early conference with Gibson to decide the issue. Robinson’s goal is a half dozen bouts and then an early summer shot at his old title with the present champion, Carl Bobo Olson, itobinson’s bout with Rindone was (Continued on Page 7) Holland 0» Stendal 23 i ’ncoln 45 Feitz 4.‘1 Mishawaka 03 South Bend Adame 01 Gary Tolleston 48 Hammond Clark 33 Gary Roosevelt 00 Hammond Noll 45 Gary Wallace 08 East Chicago Roosevelt 30 College Andeivon 113 Oakland City 75 Campbellsvtlle 8!) Vincennes 87 Evansville 70 Indiana State 70 Wabash 78 Indiana Central 6!) DePaul 101 Elmhurst 00 Loyola 03 John Carroll 85 St. Louis 85 Houston 84 (ov) Connecticut 00 Maine 58 Manhattan 05 CCNY 70 Penn 54 Harvard 52 Xuvicr <0.> 07 Cincinnati 04 Maryland 78 Virginia 05 Georgetown (Ky.) 00 Kentucky Wesleyan 01 Montana State 44 Wyoming 4‘i Utah State 85 Colorado Aggies 05 Ctah 82 Denver 58 San Die?o State Portland 00 PHILLIES DENY IT PHILADELPHIA —INS— The Philadelphia Phillies deny that they attempted to get Jackie Robinson from the Brooklyn Dodgers but were | turned down. i ELEVEN (11) BIG SHOWS FEB. 1 THRU FEB. 9 Nitely «I 8:30—Sunday Nite at 6:30 Sa». Ma», at 2:30—Sun. Mat. at 2 P.M. Price« $2.30, $2.80 & $3.30 SATURDAY MATINEE SPECIAL Children Under 12—Half Price Enclose Stamped, Self-Addressed Envelope IMease Mention This Newspaper In Your Letter ggfia 525 W. Wdnuf Louisville, Ky. The Madison Square Garden of the South

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