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Eighteen Logansport, Indiana Pharos-Tribune Thursday Evening, May 31,11)62. Ward Gets $240 Per Mile For 500 Victory MISHAPS—In top photo of action at Indianapolis Wednesday Lloyd Ruby passes A. J. Foyt's lost wheel during the 500 race and in the bottom picture cars driven by Turner, Rodce, Crowe and Christie spin out of control during 18th lap. (UPI) Will Get at Least $120,000 for Efforts Hy ED SAINSBURY UPI Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (UPI) - New Speedway king ' Rodger Ward's record roar around the Indianap- ois oval figures out tq at least ?240 a mile. Ward's average rate of 140.292 miles an hour was the fastest yet. And what is just as pleasing to a professional driver, his purse also figures to reach the record proportions of $120,000, mayibe more. It was the second Speedway victory for the 41-year-old Ward, who is due to receive the paycheck tonight. Ward, who took a lot of pre- race kidding about his age, compared to the ages of some other drivers, indicated afterward he in- .ends to go'right on competing without stepping -aside for the young drivers coming up. And Ward and A. J. Watson, wilder of the winning car, both showed slight dissatisfaction .with .he winning car despite the record speed. Exacted Mure Speed Ward commented that the car 'didn't run quite as fast as I bought it would, but it ran quite well." Said Watson, "we didn't' lave the p'oWer in the straightaways, and Rodger had' to drive larder-in the'Corners." That payoff will make him the •ichest driver ever to run on the indent 2'/ 2 mile track, and it'll ncrease his' total earnings from the Speedway to about $250,000. His dollar earnings just about (qual the number of people in he crowd who watched him Wednesday, when he held his own n the early going with faster rivals and then was in excellent rosition and condition to take charge in the late going. Youngster Parnelli Jones, the only driver ever to run an official Speedway lap over 150 miles )er hour, set the pace from the start. He led unofficially for 123 of the first 124 .laps. But during that stretch, his brakes gave out. Thus when he had to come in to the pits for- tires,, fuel and reassurances, Ward was ready to take charge. He moved in front and led until only 40 laps remained in the 200 lap race. At that point, he made his third stop 1 for fuel and tires and teammate Len Sutton took charge for nine laps before he paused to pit and Ward set the pace for the last 30 laps. Sutton Finishes Second Sutton, driving a twin to Ward's car, finished. second to give car owner Bob Wilke of Milwaukee a one-two finish, the third time in Speedway history. The only previous occasions were 1 in 1947, and 1'948 when'Mauri Rose and Bill Holland ran one-two each year in Blue Crowns specials owned by Lou Moore. The first four finishers broke the old speed record of 139.13 set by A. J. Foyt in winning- last year.- Sulton was 'timed at 140.167, third place Eddie Sachs at 140.075, and fourth place Don Davis at 139.768. The scorching speed came.de- spite five accidenU which slowed the field to speeds of not more than 120 miles per hour for 38 minute's and 18 seconds. Two drivers, Jack Tuener and .Roger Mc- Cl'uskey, were hospitalized w j t h injuries classed as not serious. LIKES NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS (UPI).— Former Louisiana State star Billy Cannon says he would like to play for a pro football team in New Orleans, if this city ever gets a pro'franchise. Cannon told newsmen at a banquet 'here Wednesday night he will become a free agent when his contract with the Houston Oilers of t h e American Football League expires at/the end of the 1962 season. Ward Says He Has No- Plans Of Retirement By KURT FRUDENTHAL United Press International INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UPI) "Old man" Rodger Ward had a special message today for Parnelli Jones, A. J. Foyt, Bobby Marshman & Co.: He'll keep right on racing, with no thought of retirement. The 41- year-old Ward showed the-younger set Wednesday how it's done as he raced to his second victory in the last four years in the 500- mile Speedway auto race. And he made it look. easy. "It sure is a pleasure to be back here,", he said as he rolled into victory lane for the tradition. al back - slapping, whooping-it-up ceremony. He was grimy, but he was happy. He beat teammate Len Sutlon to the checkered flag of victory by nearly 12 seconds, but he said victory didn't come easy. "I was pretty lucky," he told car builder A. J. Watson and the other crew members. "Winning was a big thrill, but I had a great car and a great crew." Ward, winner also in 1960, said he wasn't sure of victory "until I saw the checkered flag." "There was no turning point," he said. ."But I began to see a bit of daylight when I saw Parnelli Jones was having troubles. If Parnelli hadn't had his (brake) trouble, I don't know if we'd have won." p In victory, Ward proved himself a prophet. He said before the race "we have a potential winner." But he said this year's field was the best in years and indicated, the competition would be tough. "The car didn't run quite as fast as I thought it would, b u t it ran quite well." Watson, who rode home h i s fourth winner as chief mechanic, said Ward "ran as fast as lie could all the time, but in t h i s rate you have to have luck to win." Ward, who has numerous busi- ness'interests here''won't rest on his laurels. He indicated he will compete on the championship circuit, beginning with a 100-mile grind at Milwaukee June 10. He served notice he'll be a "fighting champion." That may ba bad news for his rivals. Watson said Ward's machine wasn't running to perfection. "We didn't have the power in the straightaways, and Rodger had to drive harder in the corners," he said. Let Sutton, Ward's teammate who finished second, said his machine vibrated at speeds of 146 miles per hour, preventing him from challenging for the lead. "I decided to play it safe," he said. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ward, the winner's parents, and his sons, David, 16, and Rodger Jr., 20, were in victory lane to greet (he- speedway's hero. "Maybe some day I can race, too," said David. "Right now it's sort of a pipe dream with me." Official Standings at End of 500 Race INDIANAPOLIS ('UPI)-Official landings of the 500-mile Indianapolis Speedway race Wednesday as announced at 8 a.m. EST today by the United States Auto Club: 1—Rodger Ward, Indianapolis, 140,293 mp'h. 2—Len Sutton, Portland, Ore., 140.167. 3—Eddie Sachs, Coopersburg, Pa., 140.075. 4—Don Davis, Phoenix, Ariz., 139.768. 5—Bobby Marshman, Potlstown, Pa., 138.790. 6—Jim McElreath, Arlington, Tex., 138.653. 7—Parnelli Jones, Torrance, !al., 138.534. 8—Lloyd Ruby, Houston, Tex., 138.182. 9—Jim Rathmann, Melbourne, Fla., 136.913. . 10—Johnny Boyd, Fresno, Cal., 136.600. 11—Shorty Templeman, Seattle, Wash., 135.844. 12—Don Branson, Champaign, III., 135.836. 13—Jim Hurtubise, Lennox, Cal., 135.655. 34—Ebb Rose, Houston, Tex., 11)4.001. 15-Bud Tingelstad, Dayton, Ohio, 133.170. 3 6—Roger McCluskey, Tucson, Ariz., 169 laps. 17—Elmer George, Indianapolis, 147 laps. 18—Troy Rultman, Dearborn, Dodgers, Giants In Two-Way Race Rambling At Random - - '--—*• -^ ? Tf*' Memorial Day is considered to be one of the three check-points during the course of a season on the big league pennant races. The others being the Fourth of July and Labor Day. The season is a little better than one-fourth over and by this time there's a pretty good trend, as^the politicians say, toward determining the contenders and the also-rans. Annually the National League is-a dog-fight between anywhere from three to six teams, while the American is strictly the Yankees and one other team that manages to stick around until a little after Labor Day. Last year it "was Detroit and the year before Baltimore. * * * But at this stopping point the picture pigments seem to have been switched. Just about every so-called "export" figured San Francisco and Los Angeles to be in the thick of. things in the National League, but also counted on Pittsburgh, St-. Louis, Milwaukee and defending champion Cincinnati to be right there causing ulcers for the odds-makers. But to date it's strictly Los Angeles and San Francisco. The other four seem to be worried about Houston, Philadelphia, Chicago and New York getting lonely in'the basement. * *' * In the American loop you must search to eighth place and the Kansas City before any kind ol a separation, -and then the lowly A's are only six games' out compared with the National's eighth place team, the Phillies, who are IB'/i behind the Giants. * * * Some thought that Chicago, Cleveland and Baltimore would be in the thick of things in the junior circuit for a while and make things slightly interesting for New York and Detroit—a( least until the All-Star split. But a donut would have returned f dollar that Los Angeles would have been only two games out o first come the first of June. Am what about the Twins? They're making things tougher than eat ing soup with a fork for severa of the teams—especially the Tig crs. But this is an old story in the Motor City. The Tigers are known for battering such teams a» Chicago. Cleveland and New York, but can't win one of tliree with Kansas City and Washington. * * * The Yankees are without the 'antaslic Mickey Mantle, but likewise Detroit is minus Al Kaline. Wantle will be back in a couple of weeks, but it'll be al least six more before Kaline returns to -he Tiger lineup. This is one of many factors ,hat keep the American race from }eing it's usual drag. * * * It's highly likely that one of .he other teams in the National will get hot and make the Dodg- rs and Giants uncomfortable, >ut any more than one is im- >robable, unless, of course, the ledgers and Giants both hit u .ailspin. * * * Things to look for: Kansas City's Jimeniz is likely to tail off from his present .381 batting average and finish less than .300. But Cleveland's Chuck Essegian may be another Norm Cash . . . Rocky Colavito has found the range and will be in the thick of the home run parade before too many other changes are made . . The Giants Harvey Kuenn will carry the hitting load for the Giants, if and when • Cepela and Mays fall off ... The Boston Red Sox will make one of the biggest trades out of the 1 Hub City in several years, . . . Pete Runnels wUl probably be one to change uniforms ... This writer will be asked.to prove his sanity after the July 4th doubleheaders. DICK WAITS WELSHMAN WINS BELT CARDIFF, Wales (UPI) -Howard Winstdne is the first Welshman in 40 years' to win a-Lonsdale belt, symbolic of a British boxing championship. To win permanent possession of a belt, a fighter must defend his crown successfully three times and Winstone made his third defensfe on Wednesday with a technical knockout over -Harry Carroll ol Cardiff after six rounds. , BABE RUTH PRACTICE The Pepsi-Cola Babe Ruth team will hold, a practice session Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Riverside Park, according to Manage! Wayne Young. Wild Scramble In Junior Loop By TIM MOIUARTY UPI Sports Writer The Los Angeles Dodgers needed only 'one look at the Polo •rounds to fake a happy liar jut of manager Walt Alston. "We don't knock down any ences — we just rely on singles, steals and sacrifices," Alston said Vednesday when the Brooklyn expatriates showed up at the his- oric horseshoe ballpark for the irst time since 1957. A crowd of 55,704 — the largest Polo Grounds turnout in 20 years —then watched the Dodgers hit leven home runs in sweeping heir holiday doubleheader 1 over he New York Mets, 13-6 and 6-5. 'he twin victories increased the )odgers' latest winning skein to 0 straight and left Casey Stengel's Mets staggering with 10 consecutive defeats. Willie Davis, Maury Wills and Ion Fairly each hit a pair of lomers and Frank Howard added one for Alston's men. Davis' iecond. clout of. the day provided he Dodgers with their winning un in the pinth inning of the nightcap after Sandy Koufax coasted to victory behind a 18-Jiit attack in the opener. The infant Mets also provided heir fans with a chance to cheer when they pulled off a triple play n the sixth inning of the second game. Gil Hodges, playing against his 'ormer Dodger teammates, also rocked the old park to its founda- ion by hitting three homers to .ie Ralph Kiner for 10th place on the all-time home run list with a career total of 369. Giants Hold Lead The Giants remained 1% games ahead of the second place Dodgers in the National League race by downing the Philadelphia Phil, lies twice, 4-3 in 12 innings and 5-2. The Cincinnati Reds outlasted the Milwaukee Braves, 4-3, in 16 innings after ' dropping the opener of their twinbill by the same score, : the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, and the Houston Colts edged the Chieago Cubs, 8-6, in 14 innings. In the American League, the Cleveland Indians club to their % game lead over the New York Yankees by splitting their doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles by identical 7-0 scores, .The Yankees dropped an 11-ihning, 5-< verdict to the Minnesota Twins a night after winning their morning opener, 10-1. ' . The! Chicago White Sox also split with the Detroit Tigers, win ning the nightcap, 6-3, after suf- ering a 7-3 setback in the opener; the Kansas City Athletics xjuneed back .from an 8-0 defeat o clip the Washington Senators, i-2 and the Los Angeles An"els )eat the Boston Red Sox twice, 10-5 and 4-0. Wednesday's Baseball Results By United Press International American League (1st Game) ew York 104 000 104—10 16 0 Minnesota 010 000 000— 173 Stafford (4-3) and Howard. Bonkowski, Kraliek (6), Maranda (9) ,nd Naragon. Loser — Bonikowski 3-4). BR-Bl'anchard. (2nd game, 11 innings) Vf.Y. 200 100 0(H 00— 4 S 1 Minn. 021 000 001 01— 5 13 1 Sheldon, Goates (7) and .Howrd. Pascual, Moore (10), S tig- man (11) and Naragon, Zimmerman (9). Winner — Sligman (3-1). Loser — Coates (4-2). HR —Mars, Howard, Power. (1st Game) Boston 000 103 010— 5 10 0 jOs Angeles 230 012 20x—10 .13 2 Monbouquelte, Nichols (2), Earey (6) and Tillman. Chance, Jrba (6) and Rodgers. Winner — Chance (2-3). Loser — Monbou- quette (3-6). HR - Wagner. . Chicago 111) 020 020— 6 13 1 Detroit 011000100—3 62 Horlen (5-2) and Lollar. Jones, Kl'ine (5), Aguirre (5), Casale (6), Fox (8) and Roarke, Brown (8). Loser—Jones (0-1). 410 020 010— 8 10 0 ODO 000 000— » 6 1 (1st Game) Washington Kansas City Osteen (1-5) and Retzer. Rakow, Pfisler (1), Jones (5), Kunkel (7), MdDevitt (8), Segui (9) and Azcue. Loser—Rakow (4-4). H'R— Retzer. (2nd Game) Washington 010 000 100— 270 Kansas City 000 000 32x— 560 Cheney, Kutyna (7), Burnside (7), Hobaugh (8) and Schmidt. Bass, Jones (8) and Sullivan, Azcue (8). Winner—Bass (2-5). Loser -4<utyna (1-4). . . National League 'St. Louis 000 010 000— 170 Pittsburgh 200 100 OOx— 390 .Washburn, Bauta (5), Ferrarese (7) and Sawatski. Francis, Olivo (7) and Burgess. Winner—Francis (2-2). Loser—Washburn (3-2), HR -rStuart. Sstuart. (1st Game, 12 innings) San Fran. 000 100 110 001— 4 18 0 P'hila. 000 010 Oil 000— 3 10 3 Marichal, Miller (10) and Bailey.Hal ler 010). McLish, Bad- iibhun-(fl), Short (10) and Da!- •ymple, Winner—Miller (34). Loser—Short (1-3). HR — Davenport, sievers. (2nd Game) Boston 000 000 000— 032 os Angeles 400 000 OOx— 4 10 1 Conley, Radatz (8) and Tillman. Xiren, Fowler (4) and Rodgers. Winner — Fowler (1-2). Loser — lonley 05-5). (2nd Game) Ian Francisco 220 100 000—5 11 1 'hiladelphia 000 002 000— 280 McCormick, Larsen (7), Miller 9) a nd Haller. Hamilton, Green 2), Badschun (8) ' and White, 3alrymple (9). Winner — McCormick( 2-2). Loser—Hamilton (3-5). IR—Haller, Sievers. 8 (1st Game) !leveland Jal'timore 003 004 000- 7 000 000 000— 0 Ramos (2-1) and Romano. Estrada (3-6) and Lau. HR—Ramos (2), Luplow. (2nd Game) Cleveland Baltimore 000 000 000— 050 000 102 22x— 7 35 2 Laiman, Hawkins (7); McDowell (7) and' Edwards. Brown, Wilhlem (8) and Johnson. Winner—Brown (2-2). -Loser-iLatmati (1-4). HR — 'Brandt, Nicholson. (1st Game) Chicago " 000 010 002— 3 Detroit 110 113 OOx—7 12 1 'Buzhardt, Fisher (4), Debuss chere (7), Elslon (7) and Carreon Regan (4-2) and Brown. Loser— Buzhardt (5-4). HR—Wood, Cola vitp, Cash. {•2nd Game) (1st Game) 'jos Angeles 024 420 001—13 19 2 New York 000 300 102— 6 13 1 Koufax (7-2) and Roseboro, N. Sherry (6), Hook, Hfflman (3), Moorhead.(4), Mizell (9) and Tayor, Chiti (5),'. Landrilh (9)'. Loser —Hook (3-5) : . HR-^W. Davis, Fairly, Hodges, Wills. (2nd game) Baseball Standings By United Press International National League W. L. Pet. GB 35 14 .714 ... .688 l'/a .605 .581 .545 .447 13 .400 16 .364 16!/a .326 18'/a 6 7 VA San Francisco Los Angeles Cincinnati Pittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Houston. Philadelphia Chicago New York 12 28 .293 19 Thursday's Probable Pitchers St. Louis at Pittsburgh, night- Simmons (6-1) vs. Friend (4-6) . Houston at Chicago — Bruce (2-1) vs. Ellsworth (3-6) 33 26 25 24 21 18 16 15 12 Los Angeles 300 000 201— 651 New York 003 010 100- 5 9 1 Podres, L. Sherry (7) and Roseboro. Miller, 'Anderson (8) and Chiti. Winner — L. Sherry (3-1). Loser-Anderson (34). HR—Fairly, ' Hodges 2, Hickman, Howard, W. Davis. ' (1st Game) Cincinnati 020 100 000— 361 (Milwaukee 010 200 001— 4 8 0 O'Toole, Sisler (9) and Edwards. Piche (3-0) and Torre. Loser — Sisler' (2-1). HR—Robinson, (2nd Game, 16 Innings) Cinn. 000 102 000 000 0001-4 11 2 Mil. 000 101 001 000 000 0-3 10 3 Dyabowsky, Henry. (9); Brbsnan (ill), Klippstein (14) and Foiles. Curtis, Fischer (8), Cloninger (14), Notlebart ! (16) and Crandall. Winner — Klippstein (1-0). Loser — Mbttebart. (0-1). ,H R- Zimmcr, Mathews. (14 Innings) • , H'slon 022 100 100 000 02— 881 Chi. 004 020 000 000 00— 6 11 2 . Stone, Witt (3), J, Anderson (5), Giusti (6) and Ranew. Koonce, R. Anderson (4), Schultz (12), Hobbie (14) and Tappe, Thacker (12). . Winner — Giusti (l-3).,Loser-Schulb (3-2). HRs- Amalfitano, Msjias. Cincinnati at Milwaukee — Pur Bowling Tournament Party Mixed Couplet — 'Scratch Count FRI., 10 p. m.—'Mcrke a dale and'try this Something New and Different'Each Week CASH PRIZES-TROPHtES FREE •SNACK-SOFT DRINKS-COFFEE MYERS IANES LOGANSPORT key (8-1) vs. Willey (0-2) San Francisco at Philadelphia, night - O'Dell (5-2) vs. Mahaffey (4-6) LOK Angeles at New Y o r k, (night)—Moeller (34) vs. Jackson (2-5). Friday's Games S. Francisco at New York, night L. Angeles at Philadelphia, (Iwi- light-night) Houston at Pittsburgh, night St. Louis at Milwaukee, night Cincinnati at Chicago American League W. L. Pet. GB Cleveland 25 17 .595 ... New York 25 18 .581 J/ 2 Minnesota 27 21 .563 1 Detroit 2:i 19 .548 2 Los Angeles 24 20 .545 2 Baltimore 22 22 .500 4 Chicago 23 23 .500 4 Kansas City 22 28 .458 6 Boston 18 26 .409 8 Washington 13 30 .302 J2'/4 Thursday's Probable Pitchers Washington at Kansas City, light—Stenhouse (3-1) vs. Walker (5-2). Chicago at Detroit — Z a n n i (2-1) or Baumann (1-1) vs. Foy- (ack (3-1). Cleveland at Baltimore, night- Grant (2-0) vs. Roberts (0-0). (Only games 'scheduled) Friday's Games New York at Los Angeles, flight Boston at Kansas City, night Washington at Minnesota, night Cleveland at Detroit, night !hicago at Baltimore, night Mich., 141 laps. 19—Bobby Grim, Indianapolis, 97 laps. , 20--Dan Gurney, Cosla Mesa, Cal., 93 laps. 21—Chuck Hulse, Downey, Cal., 92 laps. 22—Jimmy Daywalt, Indianapo. lis, 75 laps. 23—A. J. Foyl, Houston, Ti'X., 70 laps. 24-43ick Rathmann, Roselle, 111 52 laps. 25—Eddie Johnson, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 39 laps. 26-Pau] Goldsmith, Si. Claire Shores, 'Mich., 27 laps. 27—Gene Hartley, Indianapolis, 24 laps. 28—Paul Russo, Indianapolis, 21 laps. 29—Jack Turner, Seattle, Wash., 18 laps. 30—Bob Christie, Grants Pass, Ore., 18 laps. 31—Allen Crowe, Springfield, III., 18 laps. 32—Chuck Rodee, Indianapolis, 18 laps. 33—Bob Veith, Fort Bragg, Cal., 13 laps. BRIDGE ACCEPTS ETNA GREEN COACHING POST ROYAL CENTER - Roger Bridge, who has been assistant coach in all spoils at Royal Center high school for the past year, has resigned to take over as head coach in all sports at Etna Green high school in Kosciusko county, he reported Wednesday. Bridge is a graduate of Manchester college and the past year was his first in Hie teaching and coaching business. He will assume his new post on June 1 to handle a summer program at Etna Green in conjunction with his regular school duties, which start late in August. Fight Results By United Press International TOKYO - Pone King-notch. 112, Thailand, outpointed Kyo Noguchi llO'/a, Japan (15). (World flyweight title). JUAREZ, Mexico — Caspar Or- Ortegoa, 148, Tijuana, Mexico, knocked out Federico Payas, 153, Sonora, Mexico (2). CARDIFF, Wales - Howard Winstone, 122'/ 2 , Wales, stopped Harry Carroll, 125%, Wales (6). * PATIO FENCES BASKET WEAVE -LOWERED RUSTIC FENCE • Round Rail • Stockade • Split Picket • Basket Weave SEE CLOSSON FIRST CLIISSIIHIIBEHCO--,- NINTH fr ERIE AVE. LOSANSPORT, INDIANA ^ \

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