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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, May 16, 1962
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Twenty Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Wednesday Evening, May 16, 1962 L JERRY LUCAS — The three-time All-American basketball star from Ohio State says in a copyrighted magazine story that he plans to sign a two-year contract with the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball League, (UPI) Minoso Can't RememberHis Bad Accident ST. LOUIS (UPI)-Minnie Minoso, recuperating from a skull fracture and a broken wrist suffered in a May 11 baseball game, revealed that he could not remember his accident when news photographers were permitted in his room Tuesday. The Cardinal outfielder, who doctors said was not yet out of danger, moved slowly with his eyes closed most of the time while t he photographers were present. Dr. I. C. Middleman, Cardinal team physician, reported that the 39-year-old athlete has shown steady improvement since his injury, suffered while chasing a line drive. Minoso said he couldn't recall hitting the wall. "I don't remem her anything about it," Minoso said. "I saw the ball when it was hit and I knew I was very close to the wall. But I don't remem- ' ber after that." Dr. Middleman said Minoso is allowed to get out of bed for short periods now and to dangle his legs over the side of the bed. He will be out of the Cardinals lineup for at least six weeks and the Redbirds have asked for permission to put him on the disabled list. Lucas Says Hell Sign With Pipers JHr. • . ^^B^B^^ Expected to Sign Three-Year Pact CLEVELAND, Ohio (UPI) Three-time Ail-American Jerry Lucas is expected to sign a two- year contract today with the Cleveland Pipers of the American Basketball. League. Details of the pact were scheduled to be disclosed at a press conference called by the Pipers. Lucas, who .arrived, here late Tuesday night, met with a close friend, Joe Hardy, and Pipers President George Steinbrenner. Lucas indicated the proposed contract called for a salary of about $10,000 a season, plus investments worth about $40,000. He added that he decided to sign with the Pipers parrtially because he would be able to complete two quarters of work at Ohio State and get his degree before the start of the ABL's 1062-63 season. The fact that the ABL plays fewer games than the National Basketball League also was a factor, Lucas said. Lucas' decision to sign with the Pipers was disclosed Tuesday in a copyrighted article in Sports Il- lustrated magazine, '; . The article, written by Lucas, detailed his .reasons for rejecting a pro career until now. "The Pipers had carefully studied my objections to professional basketball and came prepared with answers" he wrote. Meanwhile officials of the Cincinnati Royals of the NBA expressed surprise at Lucas' disclosure. Executive Vice President Thomas Grayson and coach Charles Wolf, who played golf with Lucas Tuesday, said he told them he would make a decision within the next 10 days.. Royals' General Manager Pepper Wilson said "until we get a definite no, or confirmation' that he's signed a contract, as far as we're concerned we're still in the running." Lucas was the number one draft choice of both the Pipers and the Royals. The signing of Lucas is considered a big boost for the ABL which began operation last Gary Player Added to Open Golf Tourney Parnelli Jones Gives Credit For Cracking 150 Barrier To Mechanic O Fairview Tops Lincoln, Riley for Track Title INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — Gary Player, Johannesburg, South Africa, was added today to the field for the $50,000 third annual 500 Festival Open golf tourney to be played next week at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway course. Player, who finished third in the tourney last year, was one of 12 top golf pros added to the list of entries today, bringing the total so far to 85. Another added to the list today was Dow Finsterwald, Tequesta, •Fla., who wound up in a three- way playoff with Player and Arnold Palmer, Latrobe, Pa., in this year's Masters Tournament. Palmer, runner-up to Doug Ford here in a playoff last year, is not expected to enter the tourney because of oilier commitments. Other new entries hoping to end. Ford's two-year reign were turi, San Francisco; Jack Burke Jr., Kiamesha Lake, N.Y.; Jim Ferrier, Burbank, Calif.; Julius Bc/os, Southern incs, N.C. ; A3 ^eiberger, Carllon Oaks, Calif.; Bob Rosburg, Portland, Ore.; Lionel Hebert, Kern City, Calif.; Ted Kroll, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and Don Massengale, Jacksboro, Fla. RETURNS TO GRID HOUSTON (UPI) - Dan Lan phear, a defensive end with the 1960 American Football League champion Oilers, will return to 'action with Houston this year after a one-year layoff. Lanphesr returned his signed contract to the Oilers Tuesday. Also signing were rookie halfbacks Bobby Jancik ol Lamar Tech and Dean Wright ol Duke. Fairview's Trojans won the city junior high school track and field championship in a meet at LHS Stadium Tuesday afternoon, clinching the meet by winning the mile relay and taking, second place in the 880 baton event. Fairview scored 45 points, Lincoln 37% and Riley 32%. Ronnie Holcomb of Fairview was the only double winner, taking the high jump and racing to victory in the 220 yard dash. Next track show at the stadium will be on Thursday at 4 o'clock when Logan and Kokomo B squads or athletes who failed to qualify for regional competition in last week's sectional will compete in a dual meet. The IHSAA regional is at Ft. Wayne on Friday afternoon. Summary: 100 yd. low hurdles—1, Johnston (R) 2. Redd (L) 3. Babb (F) 4. Jones (R) 14.2 seconds. i-l. Fiscel (F) 2. Smith (F) 3. Morgan (L) 4. Skelton (L) 2:36. '100—1. Lowe (R) 2. Johnston (R) 3. Brewer (F) 4. Caughell (R) 11.9 seconds. 440—1. Reddy (L) 2. Henry (L) 3. Martin (F) 4. Booher (R) 62.2 seconds. 220—1.' Holcomb .(F) 2. Lowe (R) 3. Johnston (R) 4. Coon (F) 27 seconds. Broad jump—1. Kraugh (L) 2, Reddy (L) 3. Coon (F) 4. Bowen (F) 27 feet even. High jump—1. Holcomb (F) 2. Kragh (L) 3. Miller (F) 4, tie, Lewellen (R) and Babb (F) 5 ft. 2 inches. Shot put—1. Brewer (F) 2. Hershberger (R) 3. Gresham (L) 4, Johnson (L) 40 ft. 8 inches. Pole vault—1. tie, Edwards (R) and Moore (L) 3. tie, LaDow (F), Sherman (R), Gust (L), Gibson (F) 8 ft. even. Mile relay—1. Fairview (Barber, Martin, Smith, Fiscel) 2. Riley 3. Lincoln. 4:29.4. . 880 relay—1. Lincoln (Henry, Redd, Kraugh, Reddy) 2, Fairview 3. Riley. 1:53.1. By KURT FREUDENTHAL United Press International INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) -'One •ear's experience made Parnelli ones the hottest driver at the peedway, but he gave most of the redit today to his mechanic—"the man behind the scenes," The baldish California comet New Season Marks Posted LA PORTE, Ind/ (UPI)-Two new season best performances were chalked up Tuesday in the 14th •high annual school LaPorte Invitational track meet won by Gary Froebel, LaPorte's Jerry Saffell won the high hurdles in : 1.4.3, the besl time by a Hoosier schoolboy this season. And Gary Mann's 880-yarc relay team set a new season mark of 1:30.1. Froebel scored 49 points to 'or LaPorte and 41 for third-place Mann. South Bend Adams third at 35 and Hobart s 4'/ 2 . Saffell, who also won the low hurdles, and. Mann's Richard Di] ling, with victories in the 100 art 220-yard dashes, were the meet" only double winners. COLTS DROP GERNERT HOUSTON (UPI) - Vetera outfielder-first baseman Dick Ger nert has been handed his uncon ditional release by the Housto Colts to make room for Bill Goodman, another long-time ma jor league player. rriade auto racing history last Saturday when he became the first peedster to crash the 150-miles- per-hour barrier in 500-mile race qualifications—a feat that also ;ave him the pole position in the loliday classic, "Sitting on the pole feels .real = reat," he said as he relaxed in iis garage in Gasoline Alley, "and .'m happy, especially for my mechanic, Johnny Pouelson. "I know how hard lie has worked. He has been determined o make the car run faster than any of the others, that's why really wanted to sit on the pole. The mechanic never gets the credit he deserves—he is the man jehind the scenes," Jones said, Finished In 12th Jones, 28, is a relative new comer to this gasoline derby. He earned his spurs last year, finished 12th in the race after leading part of it, and made such an impressive debut that he tied for "rookie of the year" honors. That was fine with Parnelli, as a starter, but he was shooting for higher stakes. "I learned a lot here last year," he said. "I suggested a few changes for the car, and Johnny really went to work." Although basically the same cai he had last year, it is about 5C pounds lighter, the front end was lowered and the engine puts oul "a little more" horsepower. "The strategy is to run as fast as you can and do it safely," said Parnelli. He did just that to grab the pole at a record speed, to the delight of about 150,000 fans. Jones, a year-around race driver and owner of a filling station at Gardena,- Calif,, is sitting pretty for two weeks while many of his rivals are still battling to get into the race. He plans on some test runs before his machine is torn down completely for final inspections. Plans 3 Pit Stops He wouldn't disclose any race day strategy, but indicated he plans to stay with the leaders and make his move at the right time. "I plan on three pit stops and hope to cruise at a speed of 146-147 mph," he said, "but it doesn't always work out that way. Barring major accidents, he predicted the race winner will average a record 143 mph. "I feel pit strategy and the breaks are the most important in :he race," he said. Last year, Jones grabbed the lead from Jim Rathmann and lee for 27 laps before ignition trouble forced him back. Me was awarded 12th place. "We were running at the finish, but two-thirds of the race we ran on three cylinders," he recalled. This year's chase for the checkered flag of victory could go to any of nearly a dozen drivers, Jones said. He predicted that defending champion A.J, Foyt, Roger Ward, Bobby Marshman, Len Sutton, Rathmann, Eddis Sachs, Jim Hurtubise, Don Branson and rookie Jim McElrcalh will be !iis toughest competitors. 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