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Tuesday, May 29, 1962
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Six Logansport. Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Tuesday Evening, May 29, 1962 Drivers Get Final Instructions For Memorial Day Race 500 Facts INDIANAPOLIS (DPI) - Facts and figures on the 46th annual 500-mile Speedway auto race: Place — Indianapolis. Motor Speedway. Field—The 33 ; fastest cars in qualifications. • Defending champion—A.J. Foyt. Race record—139.130 miles per hour; Foyt, 1961. Favorites —' Parnelli Jones, Rodger Ward, Foyt, Bobby Marshman, Len Sutton, Don Branson, Jim Bathmann, Jim Hurtubise. Starting time—Noon, EOT. Total purse—$425,000 estimated, with about $125,000 to the winner. Probable attendants — 200,000 Estimated. Weather — Partly cloudy, high near 80. Radio coverage—Speedway network of nearly 500 stations plus Armed Forces .overseas network. Television-r-'None. Baseball Standings By United Press International National League W L Pet. GB San Francisco 34 14 .702 .. Los Angeles 31 15 .674 l>/ 2 Cincinnati 25 16 .610 5 St. Louis 24 18 .571 6'/ 2 Pittsburgh 23 18 .561 7 Milwaukee 19 25 .432 IZ'A Houston / 17 27 .386 14'/ 2 Philadelphia 16. 26 .'381 14'/ 2 Chicago 15 29 .341 16V4 New York ' 12 27 .308 17 Tuesday's Probable Pitchers Milwaukee at Chicago—'Hendley (2-5) vs. Buhl (3-2). St. Louis at Pittsburgh (night) —Sadecki (2-3) vs. McBeari (5-1). Wednesday's Games Ix>s Angeles at, New York (2) San Francisco at Philadelphia (2) Cincinnati at Milwaukee (2) St. Louis at Pittsburgh Houston at Chicago American League -W L Pel. GB Cleveland 24 16 .600 New York 24 16 .600 ... Minnesota 26 19 .578 % Detroit 21 18 .538 2'/ 2 Los Angeles • 22 19 .537 2'/i Baltimore 21 20 .512 3'/£ Chicago 22 22 .500 4 Kansas City 20 25 .444 6% Boston 17 24 .415 7V4 Washington 11 29 .275 13 Tuesday's Probable Pitchers New York at Kansas City — Bouton (1-0) vs. Bass (1^5). Washington at Los Angeles — Rudolph (1-1) vs. McBride (3-3). Boston at Minnesota — Schwall (1-5) vs. Stange (1-0). Baltimore at Detroit — Fischer (0-0) vs. Mossi (4-4). Wednesday's Games New York at Minnesota (2) • Boston, at Los Angeles (2,lwinight) Washington at Kansas City (2) Chicago at Detroit (2) Cleveland at Baltimore (2) American Association W. L. Pet. GB. Indianapolis ....2414.632 ... Denver 1 21 17 .553 3 Omaha ....22 18 .550 3 Louisville 18 22 .450 7 Oklahoma City ...1724.415 8& Dallas-Fl. Worth . 16 23 .410 8!4 Monday's Results Indianapolis 8 Louisville 2 Denver .at Omaha (ppd. rain) (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Games Indianapolis at Louisville (night) Denver at Omaha (night) Oklahoma City at Daltas-iFort Worth (night) By ED SAINSBURY INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UP)The daredevil drivers who will challenge destruction Wednesday for racing's richest prize in the annual 500-mile auto race get their final warnings of danger today. The 33 starters will attend the drivers' meeting at which chief steward Harlen Fengler and other officials normally warn of the pitfalls inherent in piloting a sleek racer at speeds of more than 140 miles per hour on the tight 2'/j- mile Speedway track. Then both drivers and cars will be buttoned up until the starting bomb signals the slant of the race for more than $400,000 in prize money >at noon, EOT, Wednesday. Every one of the cars scheduled to start was on the track Monday during a three-hour period allowed for final shakedowns and testing. It was the first time the cars were in action in eight days, since the last day for qualification May 20. IVo Mishaps Despite the layoff, there were only two incidents, 1 .but both tin- dangered the chance of a start in the payoff race Wednesday. Gone. Hartley's motor blew up while . he was touring at' more than 140 miles per hour and Eddie Johnson's car developed clutch trouble.^ Mechanics immediately began work to replace Hartley's mo'tor and Johnson's clutch.and spokesmen for both cars predicted they would be ready when the 500-mile chase, expected to run almost four hours, begins. Favorites to win the more than $100,000 first .prize demonstrated their potential during Monday's drill. Parnelli'Jones, the first driver in history to turn an official lap of more than 150 miles an hour' on the track, and Rodger Ward, the 1959. winner, both were clocked at 149 plus miles an hour. Bobby Marshman, driving in the race for. the second time, and last year's victor, A.J. Foyt, turned several laps at 147 plus.- Most of the rest of the pilots were satisfied with 143 ^iles an hour upward. New Record Likely The testing speeds indicated the race should set a new speed record for the distance, barring mishaps which might turn on, the yellow caution light and slow the field for protracted -periods. The current record is 139.13 miles per hour, set by F'oyt in his victory last year. The main- .stretch has been paved with asphalt since last year and drivers believed this improvement plus improved tires made speed increases of two .miles an hour possible. ... ' . The 33 starting cars qualified at a record' speed of 147.33, more than two miles an hour faster than the, 1961 field average of 145.302. The weather forecast for race day was for, fair skies and pleasant temperatures. Jones said he was confident he can cruise at .-speeds of 148-149 mph during the race because the wear on his car and tires was no worse at those speeds than at a more moderate average. "We got excellent lire wear," he said, and tire wear may spell Mechanics Work to Cutdown Weights; Jones' Racer Down 100 Pounds From '61 -INDIANAPOLIS (UH) — Pole sitter Parnelli Jones flashed around the Speedway at 149 miles per hour Monday and pronounced his car ready for Wednesday's 500-mile Memorial Day auto Race. Jones and his 32 rivals for the estimated $425,000 purse took advantage of a three-hour carbur- etion practice period .under near- ideal racing conditions. The 2H- mile oval resembled race day, with the many-colored roadsters rolling in and out of the pits in the dress rehearsal for the holiday grind. No more running will be permitted before Wednesday's parade lap, to be followed by the pace lap and the flying start at 11 p.m. EST. The only accidents occurred when a car driven by veteran Gene Hartley blew its engine and skidded to a halt coming out of the, northwest turn, and. when Eddie Johnson's machine developed clutch trouble. the difference between winning and losing. Last'year, a fourth pit stop to replace a worn tire with just three laps to go cost Eddie Sachs the victory. , Mickey Thompson"s crew, changed four tires in 16 seconds in Tuesday's dress rehearsal; the best clocking reported along the pit wall. Jones made several tire changes at 20-21 seconds, and Shorty Templeman's crew was clocked at 19.7 seconds. Hartley's crew hopes to make the lineup with a new "engine. Should he be unable to start, the. first alternate, Dempsey Wilson, would- probably be permitted to join the'field in last place. Johnson's crew also was expected to repair the damage in time for the race. Wilson's car was the last "bumped" in- four days oi qualifications. Former "500" winner Rodger Ward, third last year and second in 1960, also sped around the racs course at 149 mph but most oUhe other contenders practiced at lower speeds. Defending champion A. J. Foyt was .clocked at speeds of 147 ,mph. Jones, co-rookie at the Speedway last .year when he placed 12th, said his car felt good. "It felt as easy at 149 mph as it did going 147", he said. "There was. no more wear on the car at the higher speeds and we got excellent tife wear." "I am more confident than ever that'we can win," said his car owner, J. C. .Agajanian. He said it was quite possible that theh heavy-footed Jones, first driver'to crash the 150 miles per hour, barrier in Speedway qualifications, may go the distance at that torrid pace in his bid for v.iqtory. If Parnelli can cruise at or near that speed and his machine holds together for 200 laps and he loses no precious time in the pits, he may be hard to catch. The Mickey Thompson crew changed four tires in 1G seconds for the fastest clocking reported in the pits. Jones' crew had a best time of 20 seconds for three tires and Shorty Templeman's . crew changed three tires in 19.7 seconds. A pit stop of about 20 seconds is considered excellent. Roman Line Picked In Jersey Derby CAMDJ3N,' N.J-. (UPD-Roman Line, which finished in the money in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, is expected to be the slight favorite over Jaipur in Wednesday's $100,000 added Jersey Derby at Garden State Park. •Roman Line..finished second to Decidedly .at 26-1 in the Kentucky Derby and was 'third at 14-1 behind Greek Money and Ridan in the Preakness. Ajiro'bable field of 12 has been lined • up for the mile and one- eighth Jersey Derby — oldest of all American derbys, which, first was run in 1864, BOUND FOR BELMONT STANTON, Del. (UPI)-<Preakness winner Greek Money will be moved to Bel-mont Park i'n New York Wednesday to complete his training for the Belmont Stakes on June 9. CHICAGO (UPI)-Allon Thomas, 171, Chicago, stopped Willie Williams, 174, Detroit (5). KEADY—During carburetion tests in Indianapolis Monday drivers gave their cars a final shake-down for the Memorial Day 500 Mile Race. Pictured at top is Bobby Marslunan, Pottstown, Pa. Shown at bottom during a pit stop for a change of tires is Bill Forhee's car No. 4 with driver Shorty Templeman in the cockpit. (UPI) Wynn Hands Donovan 1st Defeat Pitching Outstanding During Monday's Tilts Name Four For NCAA FORT WAYNE, Ind. (UPI)— Western Michigan, Illinois! Michigan and Detroit were named Sunday to the field for the NCAA District 4 college baseball playoff beginning Tuesday at Kalamazoo, Mich. The winner of the double-elimination tourney will join seven other district winners in the national finals June 11-16 at Omaha, Neb. First-round pairings Tuesday will match host Western Michigan against Michigan and Illinois against Detroit. The tourney will continue at least through Thursday with a game Friday if necessary. Charles Maher of Western Michigan was named "coach of the year" in the district. Named to the all-district baseball team were pitchers Tom Fletcher and Doug Mills, both ol Illinois; catcher Walt Osgbod, Notre Dame; first baseman Bob Wandersleben, Ohio University; second baseman Benny LaDuke Indiana; third baseman Dan Pre- dqdicr Western Michigan; shortstop Tony Eichelberger, Illinois; arid outfielders Dennis.'Spalla Michigan, Larry Thomas, .Ohio University, and Joe Porrevicehio Michigan State. By FRED DOWN UPI Sporls Writer Those young speedballers are okay but the Chicago White Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates will take "old geezers" like Early Wynn and Harvey Haddix. They're a pair o'E old fashioned >itchers — with a variety of sitehes, good control and the abil- ty to go nine innings. Both demonstrated Monday night that they're not yet ready 'or that old rocking chair as the Vhite Sox whipped the Cleveland 'ndians, 2-0, and the Pirates de- ealed the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1. Wynn, 42, pitched a three-hitter ,o post his third victory of the season and the 295th of his ma- or league coreer while Haddix, 36, scored his .fourth win of the year with a six-hit effort in addition to contributng three hits to the Pirates' 10-hit attack. ' Ncars 300 Mark Wynn, needing only five more victories to join the ultra-exclusive circle of 300-game winners, pitched .the 47th shutout of his career to i hand eight-game winner Dick Donovan'of the Indians his first loss. Wynn didn't walk a matter, struck.out six and retired 17 men in order during one stretch. Wynn also drove in the White Sox' second run of the game' in the • seventh inning when he sin- Jed home Mike Hershberger, who had walked and moved to second on Luis Aparicio's sacrifice. The White Sox took a 1-0 lead in the 'fourth when Jim Landis singled and scored on Floyd Robinson's dquble. Haddix walked only two bai- ters, struck out six and hit two singles and a triple to' lead the Pirates to their seventh win in nine games. At one stretch, Haddix retired 12 batters in a row and he didn't allow the Cardinals' first hit unlil the fifth. Bosox Beat Twins The Boston Red Sox defeated the Minnesota Twins, 3-0, the Detroit Tigers downed the Baltimore Orioles, 5-1, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Washington Senators,' 6-4, in other American League games. The Cincinnati Reds beat the Houston Colts, 9-B, and the Chicago Cubs topped the Milwaukee Braves, 2-1, in the other National League games. National League Milwaukee 000 000 001— 140 Chicago , 000 200 OOx— 241 Spahn -(5-5) and Crandall. Hob We (1-6) and Barragan. HR—H. Aaron. Baltimore 000 000 001— 131 Detroit 100 400 OOx— 5 6 1 Pappas, Hoeft (5) and Lau. Sunning (5-2) and Brown. Loser— 'appas (5-3). HRs — Colavito/ ^ernandez, Snyder. Boston 102 000 000— 381 ilinnesota 000 000 000— 030 Wilson, Fornieles (8) and Tillman. Kralick, Maranda (3), Salowski (7), Moore (9) and Zimmerman. Winner — Wilson (2-1). ,oser—Kralick (3-4), Washington 000 000 130— 4 11 0 Los Angeles 000 110 04x— 072 Burnside, Ripplemeyer (7), and Schmidt. Belinsky, Fowler (7), Morgan (8) and Rodgers. Winner —Morgan (1-1). Loser — Rippelmeyer (0-1). HR—HR-Moran. Houston 000 100 005- 6 11 Cincinnati 222 030 OOx- 9 14 Farrell, Anderson (2),, Tiefen- auer (5), MoMahon (7) and Smith Jay (7-4) and Edwards. Loser-.Farrell <'44). HRs—Zimmer, Jay 'Mejias. St. Louis 000 000 100— 161 (Pittsburgh 000 010'20x-310 ( B r o g 1 i o, Ferrarese , (7) anc Schaffer, Sa'watski (7).- Haddix (4-2) and Burgess. Loser-Broglio (1-1). ' (Only games'scheduled) American League Chicago 000 100 100— 281 Ileveland 000 000 000— 0 3 0 Wynn >(3-3) and Lollar. Dono-an (8-1) and 'Romano. INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) — The ppointment of Phil Eskew, 56- ear-old superintendent of school's t Huntington, as commissioner of he IrNliana High School Athletic Association was announced today. Eskew' on Aug. 1 will succeed .V. Phillips, who is retiring after 3 years in the position.' The board of control of the IHSAA announced that Eskew has jeen contracted for three years at salary of $17,000 a year. Phillips is presently receiving 19,200 a year. Eskew's appointment came only few weeks after Phillips an- ounced he wished to retire this ummer, having passed the age of 0. ' • • Eskew was among a handful of 'respects.mentioned in speculation s possible successors to Phillips. Slew York at Kansas City, ppd., rain. NCC-NIHSC Clash in Track Meet The lop track men in the North lentral Conference will oppose he best from the Northern Indiana High School Conference in a rack meet at Elkhart Tuesday night. The meet is slated to get underway at 6:30 p.m. Three performers from Logans. )ort will compete with the NCC ;roup, Bob Wolf running in both ;he high and low hurdles; Bob Kerns in the 100 yard dash and Jim Lowes taking part in the shot'put. The NIHSC has been a constant winner of these meets over the years and will be heavily favored again'tonight Bernie Rivers, the ace sprinter from East Chicago Washington, will operate in both the dashes. He is only one of numerous stars for the upstate -row. All events tonight will be finals, trials .being eliminated by the fact that only three competitors from ' each Conference will enter each race or field contest. Fight Besults By United Press International NEW YORK (UPI)-Tony Fortunate, 15314, New York, outpoint. ed Stefan'Redl, 147, Clifton N.J, (10). . PHILADELPHIA'(UPI)— Geor gie Fenton, 159, 'Philadelphia,' out pointed Jesse Smith 162, Chicagi (10); Len Matthews, 137, JPhiladel phia, stopped Johnny Palmer, 141 Columbus, Ohio (3).' SAN FBANOISCO (OTD—Eddii Machen, 196, Portland, Ore., out pointed . Roger Rischer, 197 ] /£ Oakland, Calif. (10). LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Archil Moore, 201%, San Diego, Calif, drew with Willie Pastrano, < 185 Miami, Fla. <UO). Huntington Superintendent Named IHSAA Commission -Eskew has been a member of the IHSAA's athletic council' for the past,nine years. He has been a member of the board of control for the past three months. Eskew has had considerable experience in athletic coaching and direction. ..He is' a native ,of Harrison Counly. ' Eskew was gradualed from Oakland City College, later received his master's degree from Indiana University. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree at Oakland City. He began his teaching career in Daviess County, Later, he was with the Bloominglon school system. In'1835 he went to Wabash High School as athletic director, dean of boys and assistant principal and became principal in 1945. Pastrano Draws With Arch Moore By NICK BECK United Press International LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Both Archie Moore and Willie Pastrano claimed victory in their 10-round non-title bout Monday night, but he fight officially went into the Tecord books .as a split di:aw decision. To-the aging Moore, it'' was an affront not only to his dignity, but ,o his record—and drawing power. He made] it dear he wanted everyone to .know he would ,be willing lo fight Pastrano again, jut "next time let's make it 20 rounds." "Everybody knows it wasn't a draw," said Moore, who is 45 .or 48 years, of age, according to a variety of computations. "Willie was the most >surprised guy in he arena when he got a draw," "I thought I won at least six rounds," Pastrano, 26, a fancy-dan who made the bulky Moore do jlenty of work. "I'd like 'to fight u'm again, anytime, any place and any weight. He's the smartest' guy I ever faced." The fight drew 6,7-31 persons, out left United World Enterprises, leaded by former .heavyweight champ Joe Louis, , a loser .at the jate. There was no rematch immediately .in prospect. Moore was guaranteed $25,000 and Pastrano $15,000. In the fight itself, referee Tommy Hart was the only official picking Moore the winner, with a 5-4 score in California's simplified 5-point scoring system. But judges Dick .Young and Lee. Grossman outvoted him, each scoring it 5-5, a draw. The UPI scored'it 44. M6or e was a 2MW favorite, despite the. fact the San Diego, Calif,, ring hero weighed in at a bulky 201% against an ' acknowl- .edged boxing specialist. Pastrano, i'.t 185 -for his second comeback 'bout, took,.the third and fourth rounds with flicking jabs and was making Moore miss— and look 'badly in the process. Moore, still recognized^ as work ight heavyweight champ in Cali- ornia, rallied lo take. the fifth, sixth and seventh rounds with a )unishing .body attack. Bui Pas- .rano came back with a late rally n the 10th round that probably saved his draw. Linzey Scheduled To Start Saturday The Logansport Merchants will open their initial season Saturday night by' entertaining Kokomo a Riverside Park. Game time is se for 8 p.m. Manager Jack Steinman sau Tuesday the squad will hold a practice 'session Thursday nighl at Riverside at"8 p.m.. in preparation for the tilt. , Bob Linzey will be the starting oitcher for the Merchants Saturday night, according to Steinman JOIN BOWL KOSTERS BUFFALO, ,'N.Y. (UPI) - The East 'squad has added tackle John Brown of. Syracuse, and the West has added halfback Hank Rivera of Oregon State and 'fullback Bob Jackson of New Mexico State for their annual clash in the All-America n Bowl Footbal. Game June 29. NOW OPEN Carney's Go-Carts -SPBOI'M'- Two Trophy Dashes' Memorial Day REG. HOURS Tues. thru fri. 6 to 10 Sat.-Sun.-Holidays - 1:00 to 10:30 (11 YRS.OROLDBR) 10th of a mile dirt track south edge of logansporl on Kokomo Pike In 1851, Eskew became Sullivan school superintendent and remained there until 1959 when.he .ook.a similar job at Huntington. Eskew is well known throughout he state as a public speaker. He also 1 is known widely as an ithletic official in basketball, foot- jail and track. For 20 years he las officiated in sports, including basketball in tourneys up through he'semi-state level. Eskew's wife is the former Elsa Jarker of Fulton County. They lave three children. Phil Jr. is a student at DePauw University, md Barbtoa enters DePauw next all. Another daughter is Mrs. Herbert Kleininan of Berkeley, Cal. Eskew is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, Indiana School- mens' Club, Indiana State Teachers Association, Indiana Associa- ion of City and Township School Superintendents, Indiana School Boards Association and a life member of Hie National Education Association. Phillips became .commissioner in 1944 shortly after the death of Arthur L. Trester, who was the first commissioner of the IHSAA. The board of control said it chose Eskew last Saturday at an annual spring meeting traditionally held hi connection with the finals of the IHSAA track and goll tournaments. Tipton Captures City Grade Title Tipton's Tigers captured the city grade school baseball championship at Tower park Monday afternoon nipping a tough team of Columbia Red Devils 4 to 2. The Tigers had to come from behind to turn the trick and at the same lime weather a home run barrage by Columbia's catcher, Don Tribbett, who blasted two out of'the park only-to have the bases empty each time. Jerry Burkhart pitched the •oute for Tipton and gave up four lits. Tribbett blasted his first lomer in the third to give Co- urnbia a 1-0 lead. The Tigers )unched over a run in the fourth' :iid then clinched it in the fifth as two walks and, an error loaded he sacks after one out and lonnie Henderson delivered a REGUIATIQN LITTLE LEAGUERS RUBBER SOLE 'N CLEATS Leather Uppers Boy's sizes 1 to 7 Big Boy's sizes tar K> 404 E.'Broadway single that plated two runs. Hnr- old Locke stole home later for the third run. Tribbett led off'ihe sixth for Columbia by walloping his second homer and the northsidcrs then put two more runners on base before Burkhart could retire the side. Burkhart with two singles and Locke with a pair of doubles led Tipton's 7-hit attack, The Iwo teams had advanced (o the city championship playoff by winning their respective division titles without a defeat. Summary: Columbia 001,001-2 4 I Tipton " 000.13X-4 7 0 D. Hatcher, Nicoles and Tribbett; J. 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