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Logansport, Indiana
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Wednesday, June 6, 1962
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Eighteen Logansport, Indiana Pharos-Tribune Wednesday Evening, June 6, 19(i2. S if ford Winds Up As Best Qualifier Rambling At Random Six athletes from the Logansport area have been presented their awards for participation in spring sports at Ball State. A freshman baseball award was given to Joe Hoffman of Buffalo and John Atkinson of Peru received a freshman award in golf. Phil Rush of Peru received ths same award for his tennis activities. Jerry Johnson, who turned in the second fastest time by a Car' dinal this year in the mile run, 4:29.8, won award. his varsity track Logansport's Al Thomas added another track letter to the many letters and honors he's captured • while attending the Muncie school. • Larry Jones of Logan picked up his v,arsity baseball letter and ended the season as the fifth leading hitter on the Ball State squad with a .290 mark. * * * Starting in 1963 you won't find any high school football teams opening on Labor Day night and • then playing again that Friday, as is the case with many teams in the state this coming fall, including Logansport. The new rule adopted by the HISAA limits each member school to one varsity football game per calendar week. * * * Have you ever wondered where the "blood" comes from in a professional wrestling match. Al Silverman,. editor of Sport Mag. azine quotes one of the "name" grapplers as saying, "It comes from what we call the,'kicker', a small plastic capsule containing red powder. You carry the capsule in your .mouth or under a knee bandage. You can break it pretty easy with your fingernail or your teeth and when the powder comes out and hits sweaty flesh, it immediately makes that area look like its bleeding." * * * There is little to talk about in comparing sports in Indiana with those in New Mexico, but we'd • like to pass along some times recorded in the state track -meet, tile state's best sport, in Albuquerque last month. The 100 winning time was :9.3; te 220 :20.3; 440, :48.5; 180 low hurdles, :18.9; high hurdles, :13.9. High Jump, 6-5. But here's the odd tiling. Nobody could break 2:10 in the half mile or 4:50 in the mile. Usually some Indian from one of the reservations out there turns in a fantastic time in the mile. The Curtis Creek golf course in Rensselaer will never be the. same. Seven golfers from Logansport, and surrounding areas, took the course apart Sunday. All seven had the sharpest wedges you ever saw. Sharp from the standpoint that the, divots were large, not from pinpoint shots. Curtis Creek is actually a fine course and offers a real challenge to 'the golfer. To us it was a challenge to keep our sanity when tee shots kept straying from the narrow fairways and into. Curtis Creek itself, which looked more like the Mississippi River. You have to cross the darn thing more times during a round of 18 holes than there are pins on the course. But .the ride back to Logansport Speaking of tearing a golf course apart— the Logansport Country Club is in danger of suffering from holes in the fairways Thursday. The coaches at Logansport High School will hold their annual tournament and we have warned all farmers in near-by areas to keep the cows and other animals locked up for the day. There's one coach up there who hits the ball so far off the tee he's looking for the darn thing most of the round. Only trouble is he hits it west when facing south. We understand that when he picks up a golf club its the same as Machine Gun Kelly with a tommy gun— its a real deadly Baseball Standings National League W. L. Pet. GB San Francisco 4(K 15 .727 ... l.os Angeles 38 17 .691 2. incinnati 29 19 .604 7% 'ittsburgh St. Louis Milwaukee Houston Philadelphia 19 31 .380 18'/ 3 Wednesday's Probable Pitchers San Francisco at Chicago—Me- ^ormick (2-2) vs. Ellsworth 03-7). Los Angeles at Pittsburgh night) — Moeller (3-4) vs. Mo- Bean (5-2), Cincinnati at St. Louis (night)— Jay (84) vs. Jackson 4-6). Milwaukee at Houston (night)— Burdette (24) vs. Golden (3-2). New York at Philadelphia 2, wi-night) r— Hook (3-6) and Jackson (2-6) vs. McLish (4-1) and Mahaffey (5-7). Thursday's Games York at Phila, 2 twi-night San Francisco at Chicago lincinnati at St. Louis, night iios Angeles at Pittsburgh, night Milwaukee at Houston, night American League W. L. Pet. GB 27 19 .587 ... 27 19 .587 ... 28 20 .565 1 29 23 .558 1 weapon. DICK WATTS Three Best at 500 Will Be at DuQuoin DU QUOIN, 111. (UPD—Racing promoter Bill Hayes said today the top three finishers in the Indianapolis 500-mile race last week are .expected to enter the Du Quoin State Fair auto races Labor Day weekend. Hayes said that Rodger Ward, Len Sutton and Eddie Sachs, who finished 1-2-3 at Indianapolis, will be among a dozen or more well- known big-car drivers to compete. PROMOTES TOURNEY TRENTON, N.J. (UPI) — The Greater Trenton Junior Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday a four-team Christmas basketball tournament 'involving Rider College, St. Francis (Pa.), lona and the University of Massachusetts will be held at the Rider College Alumni Gym Dec. 27-28. Braves, Dodgers Win Openers in Babe Ruth Mike Parrett pitched a one-hit- White in a pitching battle to enter for the Braves and Steve Pankow of the Dodgers and Mike White of the Indians locked horns in a pitching battle that highlighted the opening night action of the Logansport Babe Ruth League. The play was at Riverside Park Tuesday night. The Braves topped the Cubs, 11-2, and the Dodgers nosed out the Indians, 1-0. The Eagles Braves walloped the Elks Cubs 11-2 and the Kain Dodgers nipped the Alpha Indians in a tense tussle 1-0 as the Babe Ruth baseball league got under way at Riverside park diamond Tuesday night. The Eagles team clinched the opener with a seven-run blast in the first inning. Mike Parrett then went on to pitch a 1-hitter for the winners, that lone hit,being a single by Mike Wood, who scored one of the/two Cubs runs. Phil Bauer got the other one. Lee Gaumer had three hits, two of them doubles and Dave Apt had two singles to pace the Braves. The nightcap was a real thriller as Steve Pankow outdueled Mike able the Dodgers to win. The lone run came in the first inning when Neil Adams of Kain's singled and Gary Terrell swatted a long double to plate him. Terrell later got another double but was left stranded. Mike White had Iwo singles, Steve Maple and John Reddy a single each for the losers. The Dodgers got out of a tense situation late in the game with a double play. League play will resume Thursday night with the Elks Cubs meeting the Kain Dodgers at 5:45 and the Eagles Braves opposing the Alpha Indians in the second tilt. Friday's card matches the Pepsi-Cola Red Sox against the FOP Giants in the first game while the First Federal Tigers meet the General Tire Jets in the second clash.' Summary: Cubs Braves Oil 000-2 1 7,01 003-11 9 . 0 Bauer, Brewer and Mc'Lochlin; M. Parrett and Gaumer. Dodgers Indians 100 000 0—1 3 1 000 000 0—0 '4 0 Pankow and Adams; M, White and S. Maple. Host Pro Lew Worsham Picks Palmer In Open 28 21 .571 9 25 24 .510 12 24 28 .462 14>/ 2 22 29 .431 16 Chicago New York 16 35 .314 22 12 34 .261 23% 'leveland New York Detroit Minnesota Los Angeles 25 23 .521 3 Chicago 27 25 .519 3 Kansas City 25 27 .481 5 Baltimore 24 26 .480 5 Boston ' 19 27 .413 8^ Washington 14 34' .29214 Wednesday's Probable Pitchers Cleveland at New York—Grant (3-0) vs. Terry (64). Detroit at Boston (2, day-night) -Regan (4-2) and Foytack .(4-1) vs. Monbouquette (3-6) and Conley (5-5). Kansas City at Minnesota night) — Walker (6-2) vs. Kaat 03-4). Chicago at Los Angeles (night) —Herbert (4-2) vs. McBride (4-3). Washington at Baltimore (night) — Osteen (1-5) vs, Roberts (0-1). Thursday's Games Detroit at Boston Kansas City at Minnesota Chicago at Los Angeles Cleveland at New York, night Washington at Baltimore, night American Association W.L. Pet. GB Indianpolis 28 20 .583 Omaha 2820 .583 .. Louisville 24 24 .500 4 Denver 23 24 .489 4'/4 Dallas-Ft. Worth 20 25 .444 6'/ 2 Oklahoma City ... 19 29 .396 9 Tuesday's Results Oklahoma City 3 Indianapolis 0 Louisville 10 Omaha 3 Dallas-Ft. Worth 3 Denver 0 Wednesday's Games Dallas-'Ft. Worth at Denver (2 night) Louisville at Omaha (night) Oklahoma • City at Indianapolis night) By FRANK BERKOPEC United Press International OAKMONT, Pa, (UPI) — Lew Vorsham, host professional.. for he 1952 National Open but a vic- im of sectional qualifying, today ingled out Arnold Palmer' as the ellow who should take it all at he Oakmont Country Club next week. Worsham, himself an Open champion in 1947, sat in the club- louse at Oakmont "devouring a dng-size .lunch when he was asked the inevitable question— 'Who do you think will win it his year?" Lew, hardly pausing between bites, named Palmer to- win his econd Open here June 14-16. Arnie annexed his -first Open crown in 1960 at Denver's Cherry Hills. "I have to go along with Palmer," burly Lew replied. "He's rom this area (Latrpbe", about 40 miles east of Oakmont) and he mows this course pretty well, le's played it quite a bit as an amateur and a pro." "H« has the game to beat it (the course) and he's been play- ng good golf," Lew added. "Billy Casper also has the jame. But then, just about any of those fellows on tour could win it." Fails To Qualify Worsham, who has been under reatment for shoulder, bursitis, 'ailed to .qualify Tuesday at the nearby Pittsburgh Field Club. He )layed in a steady downpour which tended to aggravate the condition. A muscle inflammation, bursitis cept Ben Hogan from even at- .emping to win his. fifth Open championship this > year. It would Attendance InNLUp CINCINNATI OUPI) - Attendance in "the expanded National League is up 41 per cent 'this year, with the 1 flew Houston and New York franchises, accounting for 74.5 per cent of the increase. Official figures 'released by NL President Warren Giles' office Tuesday showed that 3,491,545, fans paid their way into NL games through Sunday, June 3. The total is an increase of 1,017,095 over the same period in 1961. Houston has drawn 406,516 fans on 25 dates (a 16,261 average) and New York has drawn 351,928 on 20 dates a 17,598 average) to account to rail but 258,651 of the gain.- The Los Angeles Dodgers, playing their first season in the new deluxe Dodger stadium, have drawn 800,542 on 25 dates for a stunning 'average of 32,022 per date. The San Francisco Giants are second with 527,421, lave been Hogan's second try to win at Oakmont, the course where lie added his fourth Open crown in 1953 with the lowest four rounds ever recorded here—a 283 total. • . Worsham believes a 72-hole total of 280, four under par, will win the championship. "We changed the par from 72 to 71 by making the first hole a par four," Worsham said. "It was a par five in 1953 and quite a lew birdies were made there. There won't be too many birdies on it this time. "That hole is downhill all the way but not many players are going to hold that green. Lalways run. it up there 'cause it's almost' impossible to hold a ball on the green." In 1953, Hogan scored birdies on the starting hole all four days of the tournament. Course Is Tougher Worsham, who won .the Open in 1947 at St. Louis in a playoff with Sam Snead, said the Oakmont course has been made "tougher" than it was in 1953. "We have the fairways narrowed down a good bit more than they were in "53." he said. "And the rough here is mean. It will be five inches high for the tournament and two inches high for six feet along the edge of the fairways. Of course, there are the traps and bunkers, too." The Oakmont course, located on fashionable Hulton Road, has long been known as the "Hades of Hulton" because of its many sand traps — some of them miniature deserts (hat jut out to the cen ter of some fairways. "Myself, 'I'd rather hit out of the sand than out of that rough," Worsham noted. The Oakmont rough is loaded with a tough, vicious grass known as poa annua. Some lies are virtually unplayable when bedded down solid in the rough just a few feet off the fairway. Sharpen Wedges A caddy related that some of Che pros have been using wedges honed down to the sharpness of a razar to cut through the tough grass.when their ball strayed into the rough. Worsham has probably done more to popularize the wedge among weekend golfers than any other professional in golf loday. He sank a "104-yard" wedge shot at Tarn O'Shanter in 1953 to win first prize of $25,000 in George May's now-defunct world tournament. How did Lew know that shot was 104 yards long? "George May called in the Army and with instruments and photographs they figured the' shot traveled 104 yards," Lew grinned. "They now have a marker and a placque on the spot from where I made the shot," SIGN TOP PUNTER EDMONTON, Alta, (UPI)-The Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League have signed Bobby Walden to a 1962 contract. Walden led the Western Conference in punting average and kickoff returns in his rookie year last season. Today's Sport Parade By OSCAR.FRALEY UPI Snorts Writer T/AFTON, Pa. (UPI) - Former middleweight champion Billy Soose, the poet of the Poconos, predicted today that Floyd Patterson would knock out Sonny Listen to retain the world heavyweight championship "in a fight that should never.have been." Soose, who could out-Shake speare Gene Tunney, defied the 7 to 5 odds favoring the challenger and picked Patterson "because of his dedication, condition and boxing skill." "Boxing is dead enough now," said Soose, one of the few college graduates ever to win a world title. "Television has it leaning over the coffin and if a man of Listen's background should w i n and fail to walk with extreme caution, that might be the coup de grace." The one-time Penn State athlete, who won 34 bouts and thej middleweight crown against six losses in little more than four years as a professional, said that his selection of Patterson was "more than wishful thinking." "I'll take a boxer over a puncher anytime," Soose asserted. "Besides, Liston hasn't proved himself. Patterson, on the other hand, is always in condition and is a more 'dedicated man." . 'Listen Has Killing Punch Admitting that Liston has a killing punch, .and that Patterson has shown a certain .wedgewood quality in the region of the chin, Soose pointed out that while Patterson has been knocked down in almost every one 1 of his bouts he always has been able to get right back up! , "That Ingemar Johansson was supposed to be a great puncher," said Soose, who 20 years after winning the title scales only 12 pounds more than he did in his last bout. "He knocked Patterson down seven times but still couldn't keep him there." Billy, who owns a 465-acre lodge with scenic Lake Wallenpaupack in its front yard, scored knockouts in six of his first 10 pro fights. Then he broke his hand and turned boxer, still going on to beat Ken Overlin for the title in 1941; "1 .couldn't punch after I broke that.hand," he said, "but I want to tell you, if-1 put a mar. down three times he wasn't going to get up. Johansson did it seven and couldn't keep Patterson down." That, he analyzed, may be attributed as much to Patterson's courage as to Johansson's ineptitude. Can't Question Courage "Maybe you can knock some .of Patterson's opponents," Soose held, "but you can't question his courage. I think he!s making a mistake by meeting Liston, simply because they could have elevated boxing by waiting until Liston proved himself as having been rehabilitated. Yet it is typical of Patterson's character th-at he wants to face Ihis challenge. "They were. starting to do a good job in cleaning up boxing," continued the outspoken Soose, who at 44 shows only a little gray at the temples, '"They got rid of 'Frankie.Caroo and had the undercover guys on the run. Which is one reason I hope Patterson wins .before they kill it off completely." • ' Soose,. whose career came to an early end when he went into the Navy early in 1942 and stayed for the duration, thinks that the only way to bring boxing back is to "keep it off television." "That's the only ; way the little clubs can get ba'ck into operation and build more boxers," he insisted. "It takes a long while to make a.good fighter and television gobbles theni up too fast. The way things are going now, they'll soon have to use kangaroos." Which they might, at that. SIGN HALFBACKS CHICAGO (UPI) — Defensive halfbacks Pete Manning and Don Mullins have signed with the Chicago Bears for 1962^ owner coach George Halas said today. Manning was the Bears' No. 8 draft choice two years ago while Mullins signed as a free agent last year. Three Former Champs Fail; Sam Still at It By JOE 5AHG15 UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Cigar- smoking Charlie Sifford, five-time national Negro champion, wound up as the best shooter among the nation's 131 qualifiers for the U.S. Open golf championship with a 66-70—136. The 39-year-old native of Charlotte, N.C., now laying out of Los Angeles, put together his four- under'-par 36-hole total at the Ra- visloe Country Club to lead nine players at Chicago who qualified for the tourney proper, which gets under way at Oakmont, Pa., next Thursday. Sifford's 136 was a stroke better than four.others among 497 competitors in the final qualifying rounds at 13 sites on'Monday and Tuesday, which whittled an orig- nal entry field of 2,502 to 131 plus 19 exempt players for the Open. Include Former Winners The 19 who'were exempt from all qualifying included the last five to win the Open, headed by- defending champion Gene Littler, Masters champion Arnold Palmer, Bill Casper Jr., Tommy Bolt and Dick Mayer. Former United States and British amateur champion Deane Beaman of Silver Springs, Md., shot a 69-68—137 at the Manor Country Club in Washington, D.C., the same site where Dick-Whetzfle of Pikesville, _Md., carded a 72-65— 137, while veteran pro Claude Har. mon of Mamaroneck, N.Y., paced a lough field qualifying at the Montclair Country Club in Montclair, N.J., with a 70-67—137. On Monday, little Fred (Butch) Baird of Galveston, Tex., playing only his third year on the pro circuit, fired a 68-69—137 to pace shooters fr6m six sites. Snead Qualifies A total of 5ft players qualified through the second round on Monday and 81 made the grade at seven sites Tuesday. Included in the field of name players who passed the lest Tuesday was perennial Sam Snead, four-time runner-up in the Open back for still another crack at his first title. Slammin' Sam shot a 71-70—141 at Monlclatr, where 32 players in all earned starting berths. Missing out were former Open champions Lew Worsham (1SM7), Sam Parks Jr. (1935) and Jack Fleck 01955); former PGA champions Jim Turneiia and Jim Perrier; Bob Toski, Chick Harbcrt, Dick Stranahan, Dutch Harrison, Don Fairfield, Mike Fetchick,' Al Besselink, veteran Ryder Cupper Ted Kroll and famed amateur Harvie Ward. Art Ditirnar Gets Chance With Mets PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - Art Ditmar, whose poor showings in the I960 World Series may have hastened the departure of Csey Stengel from the New York Yankees, is being giwn a chance lo return to the majors by the 71- year-old pilot of Ihe New York Mels. Stengel agreed to "look over" Dilmar for a few days here after the 33-year-old rigJit-ha'nder (ole- phoned Casey for a job. If Ditmar is added lo the Met stuff, another player must be cut. Ditmar pitched for Stengel's Yankees from,19S7 through 1980, compiling successive 8-3, 9-8, 13-9 and ltf-9 record >. He was the team's most consistent pitcher in 1950 and Slengd passed over Whitey Ford to pilch Ditnjar in the opening gan:e of the World, Series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Ditmar was rolled in the first inning and also was clobbered in. a second World Series start. Ford, meanwhile, pitched two shutouts in •the series whith the Yankees lost, four games to three. Ditmar was ineffective at the start of the 1961 season and the Yankees traded him to Kansas City on June 14. He was released as a free agent by the Athletics last month. Olympic Committee Asks One Team Enter From Germany By JOSEPH Y. SMITH United Press International MOSCOW (UPD—With the "political" phase of the International Olympic Committee's annual meeting practically disposed .of, members get down today to more pertinent questions closer related to sports. Tuesday the committee calmed socialist bloc nations' fears by confirming that a unified German . team will represent that divided nation in the 1964 games at Austria and Japan; took steps to promote entry of a joint team from Horlh and South-Korea; anS re- jected a Soviet effort to expand the committee membership on a national basis. v The case of Germany, which has fielded a joint .team from East and West Germany in the last (our Olympics, was -settled once and for all when IOC President Avery Brundage of Chicago assured the membership that "there will be a united East German- West German team, period." Gets Top Priority The German question received top priority after East German athletes failed to get visas to attend the international ski cham- pionships at Chamonix, France, and the international ice hockey championships at Colorado Spring Colo., last winter, ., The Korean question also was laden with politics. According to IOC Chancellor Otto Mayer, Tuesday's session voted to extend pro. vjsional recognition to a North Korean Olympic Committee, 'thus giving North Korea .the -right -to enter the 1964 games. It was felt that the move was designed to put pressure on the South Korean committee to agree to field a joint team with, the North. The South Korean commit- tee rejected such a move in the past on the grounds the two divided sections of the country technically were sti'll at -war. Rejects Expansion The Soviet Union's bid to expand the IOC to include greater geographical representation and a companion move lo promote athletics in emerging areas, particularly Africa, both were turned down. ' Mayer said the first idea was rejected because "then we would 'have 200 persons at our meetings He indicated that such expansion would curtail the efficiency of the committee,. The present, committee is made up of 67 members without specific national affiliation. . • • Only four members voted for the Soviet proposal, which Brun- /lage said would have "thrown the" Olympic' movement open to politics." The second Soviet proposal was turned down on the ground thai UNESCO already is active in the field of promoting ''.'athletics in emerging areas, and that the'To- kyo'Olympic Committee is organizing for such a conference at Manila next December. .-•"'•• You'll relish our blend for cool, casual living sport jackets Here's dacron polyester blended with cotton in a weave that's light as a lettuce leaf! Spike the Palm Beach fabric with interesting patterns and colors, and you have summer's smartest sport jackets. - $29.95 Other Dacron-Cotton Sport Coats as low as $22.95. /&at$#<f #

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