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Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, November 14, 1957
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LOGANSPOK! PUbLIU Thursday Evening, November 14, 1957. Berries' Net Hopes Hinge On Defense Has Winning Coach In Minnesota Legally Blind Jack Marion Loses » His First Football Game in 10 Years MINNEAPOLIS (UP) - Jack Marlon, a 29-year-old package oE energy, is one of the winningest coaches in the sports world. His junior football teams lost their first game in 10 years this fall, and his basketball clubs have dropped one decision in six years.' shooters and should score well in Marten's records are awesome,. competition. But their defense— New Coach Discovers Senior Ball Club Good Shooters And Adequate Height By JOHN STREY (Pharos-Tribune Sports Editor) Jim Jones, the Berries' new basketball coach, studied the 12 piayers racing up and down the Borry Bowl boards. "These boys are new to me. We're still busy getting .acquainted. Perhaps we'll know a little more pf what to expect in the North Centra! conference after our three opening non-league tests. "But during these early workouts, I've been impressed by two Berries' Roster Ht. Wt. Cls. Jim Moss 6-2 180 Sr. Kon Jones .. •. 6-5 175 Sr. Larry Jones 5-11 170 Sr. Jim Fiedler 6-6 195 Sr. Larry Cart 5-11 155 Sr. Dave Dickerson — 5-8 John Gibson 5-10 Jim Sweet 5- 8 Larry Arthinglon 6- 2 Billy Cuppy 5-9 i'om Hayward , , , nil T i -I »viiii*Hjw«iu., M- things above all ' Jones admit- Kcn ]Ies 6 . ted. "These kids are excellent 6- 1 D 165 170 155 145 150 180 165 around, sometimes playing for-! ward and other times handling the' pivot. Several different patterns have been outlined for the trio of big men. "Of course, we've got a couple of shorter senior veterans fighting [or a starting forward assignment," Coach Jones added, "One of them may land it." Larry fButch) Jones at 5-11% but the coach himself is even more amazing. He is legally blind. "That doesn't mean I can'l see a Ihing," said Marlon. "I have 2-200 vision. What you see al 200 feet I can't see until I'm two feet away." , Marlon's blindness developed while he was in the' Army during' the Korean conflict. When he went into the service in 1950 he had three years of successful coaching behind him and was regarded as one of Minnesota's brighlest young ^ ^ backgronn(Ui , ... ,. j • A sore i! P ot could be alleviated. He was discharged in 19o2 and a Man-To-Man brilliant coaching career apparent that's another story." Sizing up his varsity candidates in the overall picture, Jones believes the speed is slightly above average. "It's certainly adequate, although we coaches seldom admit complete satisfaction. "The ball handling, generally, is adequate, although in spots I can see where some improvements must be forthcoming." the Fort Wayne semi-finals, smiles when you mention his front line. He's blessed with three boys of substantial height for backboard duty, headed by all-conference center Ronnie Jones (6-5) and ably abetted by Jim Moss (6-2) and a pewcomer Jim Fiedler (6-6). "Ron is an outstanding shooter, either inside or outside, and he piays pretty well on defense." Coach Jones ventured. -"We think the boy shows signs of turning in"The Berries appear weaker in,to a good rebounder, too". rebounding and defense than anything else. But if a couple of our , . , « big boys ly was ended. However, with the help of two friends, Dick Erdall and Paul Munson, he resumed coaching and kept right on winning. Marlon coaches football, basketball and baseball in Minneapolis' athletic program for junior high school boys. His teams compete in the public park program, for boys up to 13 years of age. He watches his football and basketball teams through 10-power binoculars. "But baseball is different," he explained. "The glasses don't help much so I have to rely on a play-by-play description." Although his baseball records aren't phenomenal, two of the boys he has worked with, Gordie Sundin and George Thomas, recently signed major league contracts. "I think "That brings us down to defense. There's no use kidding ourselves. Until the boys learn to shoulder a definite defeasrte responsibility for one man, we way give away as many points as our offense works so effective- Jones figures Moss, the Berries' lugged right tackle on the gridiron, will provide a much-needed boast under the boards. "He's a fierce competitor and very aggressive." Moss apparently shows no sign of the leg injury which hobbled him a year ago and forced him to the sidelines. Fiedler Could Help "We're hoping Jim Fiedler, standing an inch taller than Ron Jones, comes along as rapidly as ly to get at the other basket. jhe has in pre-season practices, Jones expressed a dislike for the zone defense, which Logansport played much of the time last year. "I've never used one, although I don't mind playing against a zone," he revealed. The Berries' mentor, who last year took his Wabash Apaches to Coach Jones &aid. "Several mem' bers of the coaching staff are impressed with his giant strides of improvement. Apparently all he needed was .a measure of confidence. HeMl help us." The LHS mentor reported Jones, Berries' Schedule Nov. 23—Winamac Nov. E7—Rochester Nov. 29—At Fort Wayne Central]there's only one thing the awe- Aggie Coach Boosts Crow For Heisman COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (UP) —.John David Crow's coach says probably is the most consistent, Jan j_ A ' t all-around player on the roster. He can handle himself capably in all departments of play is an effective defensive rebounder for his 1 Dcc.\ 6—Muncie Central Dec. 13—Frankfort Dec. 17— At Peru Dec. 20—Ellthart Dec. 28 —Holiday tourney at Logan (Kokomo, Flora, MonticeJlo) height. Another steady performer—.John Gibson at 5-H)'«—just reported from football and requires additional work to regain his basketball 'legs. Larry Cart, the ball - thieving pest, apparently is a fixture at one back court post. Coach Jones labels him "a good shooter and good robounder for his size but his greatest asset is a blazing competitive spirit." TJ:> For Grabs The other guard position is up for grabs among senior Dave Dickerson and juniors Billy Cuppy and Jimmy Sweet. "I told these three the job belongs to the one who can show me an effective defensive performance. I'm hoping we'll find a .pepper-pot for this spot," Jones emphasized. "Dickerson, an accurate outside [linger, is doing more driving this year. Cuppy is an excellent ball handler and makes the quick-break look easy. Sweet has the scrap and tremendous speed." A trio of juniors rounds out the group of 12 picked by Coach Jones for varsity ball games. Available for spot duty at any time are Lar Jan. 10—At Kokomo Jan. 17—Richmond . Jan. 21—At South Bend Central Jan. 24—At New Castle Jsn. 31—Lafayette Jeff Feb. 1—Hammond Peb. 7—At Anderson I'eb. 12—KHinllngloii Feb. 14— At Marion Feb. 21—Indpls Tech some Aggie from can't do well. Texas A&M Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven Tiogans Are Toll, Experienced Rival Coaches Wary of Veteran Monticello Five MONTICBLLO — The word around the Lafayette semi-final district, and it seems- pretty accurate these days, is that Monticello is hungry and capable for another trip. and invade Brookston to meet a White county rival on November 26. Coach John Baslin is gone (to Berries, LaPorte), but the new mentor Paul Moore discovered a tall and talent- Monticello goes to Logansport for the holiday tournament involving Kofcomo, Flora and the host „„ , . , , „ . ed group of performers relurninj „ He s not a good pun er,' coach | for , more hardwood honors. Paul (Bear) Bryant said, "but he : could do that very well loo before I gol hold of him." Bryant made the latler remark in somewhat of a jocular vein, but the slern Aggientaskmaster seldom i says anylhing he doesn't feel deep- 'ly, even if Ihe words are accompanied by a smile or a chuckle. Bryant feels so strongly about Ihe abilities of his 214-pound dou- er, particularly with the valuable experience gained during last year's 12-14 season, but it's diffi- In fact, the only one missing from last year's tournament team which swept through the Logansport regional before bowing to Lafayette Jeff in the semis is Dave Ring, the 6-1 captain and play- maker. Despite the abundance of talent available, Coach Moore oails for a measure of caution until he - - • , . ble duty terror that he says if i learns whether the Tioga Indians Crow doesn't win the cnvBtorf wl11 cl:ck m Jlls ^ of P la y- . Crow doesn't win the coveted Heisman Trophy "whether we win another game or not — they ought to quit giving it." Crow will carry the burden Sat- afternoon when Texas cult to measure the relative mer-| b * inlo Rice t Houston 7 ull ; its of the opponents on that power- ,, p ,° rminp ., tn SBW lm , h »ir " „„„? packed schedule. Winamac (Nov. 22) and Rochester (Nov. 27) for instance, retained their units nearly intact and are anxious to avenge the lickings suffered at Berry Bowl a year ago. The night after Thanksgiving, the Berries must go against a tall and veteran Central of Fort Wayne quintet in the feature game of a Fort Wayne Coliseum dmible header. The usual North Central conference lid-lifter against Central of Muncie follows on December 6, this time at Berry Bowl. First public appearance for the 1957-58 Loganberries is scheduled at the Thursday night "sneak preview" in the Berry Bowl for members of LHS official family, press determined to sew up their second straight Southwest Conference Championship — and the automatic host role for the New Year's Day Cotton Bowl classic in Dallas. He has repeatedly come up with the key clutch plays on defense all season — the timely interception or the jarring tackle that shakes opposing ball carries loose from the ball. In this connection, it will be interesting to :>ee how pass-happy Rice and its .great King Hill are against the Aggie aerial defense ry Arlington (6-2), Tom Hay- 1 and radio. Two freshmen teams ward (6-1) and Ken lies 6-0). i-will perform at 6:30 p.m. and Ihe Moss and Fiedler are apt to shift! The Berries figure to be strong-1 varsity-B team clash at 7:45 p.m. Eddie Machen $™mooo Money Next Year coaching is great, Marlon said, "but it's also hard work. I'm luckier than the other coaches in our leagues because I can devote full time to working with the teams." "I have always loved coaching. I like working with the kids, watching Ihem develop, and it's a real thrill when one of them makes good." But Marlon's biggest sports I fight had been scheduled for 12 LONG BEACH, Calif. (UP)-Th e SAN FRANCISCO (UP)— Eddie 'ever-expanding PGA tournament Machen, a hero in California but still a bum as far as Floyd Patterson's manager is concerned might just as well quit dreaming of a crack at the world crown because he won't get one. Those are the sentimenls at least of Lippe Breidbart, manager of Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, whom Ihe undefeated Machen stopped after ten rounds Wednesday night for his 24th professional triumph. The nationally televised trail looked ahead to its greatest year in history today after Tournament Bureau Manager Edwin C. Carter announced prize money ments. Few Favor Grid Profit To Players in many tourna- said the pros would play for $1,400,000 during the 1958 campaign and among the purse increases were these: 1. The George S. May tournaments at the Tarn O'Shanter in Chicago would give prizes totaling 5159,000. This included $105,000 in thrill was the success of his "assistants," Erdall and Munson. "Erdall is on Ihe coaching slaff at Ihe University of North Dakota and Munson is a high school coach in central Minnesota," he said. "I was real proud when those boys got jobs I can only dream aboul." Area Cage Results EVEN SPLIT ROYAL CENTER—Royal Center and Lake Cicott. split even in a pair of junior high games here Wednesday night. The Lakers took the seventh grade or reserve tilt 26-25 in an pvertime and the Royals ran off with the eighth grade battle 56 to 12. Seventh grade: Lake Cicott — Straw 2, Million 2, Spencer 16, Crocker 1, Smith 3, Burns 2. Royal Center — Hayden 6, Frushour 2, Hammer 6, Stillwell 11, Smith. Eighth grade: Lake Cicott — Crocker 2, Taulman 3, Slraw, Myers, Blackketter 1, Smilh 3, Grandstaff 1, Spencer 2. Royal Center— M. Maloy 19, T. Maloy 11, B. Smith 12, Williams 14, Berkshire. HATCHETS WIN TWO Washington Tp. Junior high cag- ers won a pair of games from Galveston at the Hatchets gym Wednesday night 33-15 in the preliminary and 24-23 in a feature overtime tilt. Mize got 6 points and Dutchess 5 to pace Galveston in the opener while Zollman hit 7 and Gremel- spacher had 6 to lead the Hatchels. Eighth grade: Galveston—-Moss 8, Buckner 10, Butcher 5, Shafer, Corden, Rice, Walker, Mize, Day, Wooley, Day. Washington Tp. — Ream, Cunningham 4, W. Zollman 2, Rush 2, P. Gremelspacher, Let- heats. "Machen left my boy in worse condition than Patterson their-title fight last July," Braid' '' said. "But Floyd never will face him. Floyd only likes to take on amateurs — and Machen definitely ain't one." Breidbart's guess that Machen and Patlerson won't meet seemed \ to be backed by Cus D'Amato, manager of Ihe champion. D'Ama- lo claimed Pete Rademacher, lak- en^out by Patterson in six rounds, "would have knocked out Machen in three or four rounds." "I never considered him chcn) nearly as good as Ps.tter- son, and this fight lowered him further in my-estimation," D'Amato said. "But 1 offered Machen the first shot at Patterson's title last summer, der to make things difficult for us. So, he's slill out, we're concerned." Setltaseball Draft Dec. 2 NEW YORK (UP)—Big league clubowners hold their annual ''bargain basement day" on Dec. 2 at Colorado Springs, Colo., when they study a list o fmnior leaguers; that range from el Paige to Nippy Jones, a real live World Series hero of 1957. The rummage sale, better known as the annual draft, is a feature of the major league meetings. For as little as $2,000 or as much as $15,000, an owner can take the chance that his choice will blossom into choices do but the owners don't stop trying. Baseball Commissioner Frick, who supervises the drawing, announced that player selected from the open will go for '$15,000. Triple A players are available for $10,000, BOXING ELIMINATION NEWARK, N.J.. (UP) — Promoter Willie Gilzenberg announced today he had offered Virgil Akins $30,000 to fight Vince Martinez in a welterweight elimination 12- rounder early in January. The fight would be staged at COLUMBUS, Ohio (UP)—A re- j one of the big armories in Newark or Paterson, N.J. Akins of St. Louis and Martinez of Paterson were among the six contenders named by the world boxing committee Nov. 1 to compete in a tournament for the vacant 147-pound crown. Monticello stock was enhanced considerably when after early workouts this fall, Jim Zerface, 6-2 forward and a three-letter man, appears ready lo 'shake his back injury. Zerfa'ce, who allracted nation' wide acclaim for his selection on a 'prc-season high school All-American list by Dell magazine, was ruled off the gridiron because of the injury. Ron BandaU, standing 6-7, developed rapidly in the latter stages of the 1956-57 season and should be capable of handling the pivot post for the Tiogans. The schedule: Nov. 22—Rcnssclaer Nov! 26—At Brooksfon Nov. 29—Winamac Dec. 6—At Plymouth Dec. 7—Delphi Dec. 13—Royal Center Dec. 17—At Motion Dec. 28 — Tourney at Loganspori ' (Kokomo, Flora, MonticcIIo) Jan. 3—Crawfordsvilie Jan. 10—Wabash Jan. 11—At Muncic Burrl* Jan. 17—At West Lafayette Jan. 18—Warsaw Jan. 24—At Elwood Jan. 25—Hammond Noll Jan. 31—Nortli Judsou Feb. 7—Rochester Feb. 14—At Peru Feb. 21—At TIpton Duncan Tops Total Offense CHICAGO (UP) Michigan ' State moved to the top of the Big Ten in both offense and defense, today, with a slight edge over rival's Ohio State and Iowa. Less than eight yards per gam* Ted Lane, (5-9) the pepper-pot| separate thc tnree 0 ff ens j V c lead- driving leader of the Monticello squad and Paul Wiseman (6-0) were valuable point getters a year a&cuiob nit: n&uic acildl UCLUllbU j j 4 „ -„ that has intercepted M enemy *&. amj . are readv . ^> 8°?S a " ) -. passes, kept anyone from scoring,, »!8» jump spec.a hsl Bill Hata "> nb « " » b * through the air and allowed rival passers only a 36 per cent completion average. th(j share in reaction from universities around the nation. Herbert 0. (Fritz) Crisler, University of Michigan athletic director, said he "certainly would not" STREET NAMED SCHRICKER BRAZIL (UP)—The Brazil City , , . . .. f.. JJlvrv/Jlu ^ U.T / lllti £>Ld£ll \ favor players sharing m the profits- Council has namgd a st t of the football program Lakers Snap Seven Came Losing Streak The Minneapolis Lakers, once the scourge of the National Basketball Association, were mighty happy fellows today because they won just one game. After losing their first seven games of the season, the Lakers finally came to life Wednesday night with a 134-106 victory over Ihe New York Knickerbockers at St. Paul, Minn., in the only league game of the night. This "sensational" development came one day after the Lakers gave a hint of better things to come by holding the unbeaten Boston Celtics lo a Ihree-point win. Syracuse meets Philadelphia in the only league game tonight. INDIANA BASKETBALL job, with Ron Hively (6-0) and Donel Criswel (5-7). Other squad members listed by Moore include: Bob McNaught (5-7), Jeff Smithburn (6-2), John Solomon (5-10), Dennie Hively <5-Ul), Tom Holmes (6-0) and Barry Henderson (6-1). Spiril at Monticello is booming as a result of last year's regional title (the second in three years) and an impressive 5-3-1 football record, the best here in 13 seasons. The Tiogans open al home next Friday night. November 22, against the Rensselaer Bombers Los Angeles Wants No Part of Nickname Bums LOS ANGELES (UP) — The Dodgers may have,been known affectionately in Brooklyn as "the Bums" but in their new Los Angeles home that nickname will not be used by newspapers. The newly-organized Los Angeles Chapter of the Baseball ers. Michigan State has covered ' 359,4 yards a game to 359 • for Iowa and 351.6 for Ohio State. In defense Michigan Stale has allowed its opponents 188 yards per game lo 197 for Iowa, last ; week's lop defensive club. Randy Duncan, Iowa's sharp- ; shooting quarterback, took over the conference leadership in total offense with 659 yards gained in passing and running. Duncan's 601 yards passing and • 58 running gave him a wide edge • over Ohio State's Don Clark, who has amassed 535 yards on the ground. Clark remained the running leader and was far in front of his closest rival, Bob Mitchell oE Illinois, who had 349 yards. Jim Ninowski of Michigan State remained the passing leader with 27 completions in 44 tosses. End Jim Gibbons of Iowa was top receiver, catching 20 for 312 yardi and three touchdowns. Iowa's Mike Hagler led in pass interceptions with three and on kickoff returns with an average of 25 yards per carry. Dick Larson of Minnesota was the best man on punt returns. Otter Creek 60 Terre Haute State Writers of America today went on!bringing back four for an average of 35.2 yards. Frank Luksik, Wisconsin's fullback, led the punters with six kicks for an average of ferl 6, Small, Berkshire 4, Cabi-jble A for $7,500; Class ness 6, Deeter, Martin. Bowling MONDAY LADIES LEAGUE W L Wolf Coal Co 2654 3 : a Pasquale Truckers 22% 7Vz Eberts Drugs 20 10 Foster Furniture 18 12 Pat & Maria .16 14 Marshall Chevrolet 14 16 Farm Bureau 13 17 ILGWU 13 17 Farmers & Merchants ...12 18 Bungalow Bar 11 19 Fashion Beauty Shop 8 22 First Federal. Savings .... 6 24 500 Series — Margaret Monahan 603 (150-138-215) 450 Series — Jo Werner 453 200 Games — E. Barker 162, B. •Duddy 162, J. Werner 160, T. Goodale 169, P. Dillon 169, M. Barbour m record as frowning on the use of T. Leroy Martin, Northwestern's Ihe World evenl, which has been Henry F. Schricker, only Indiana the nickname "Bums Austin 78 Saluda 50 ' changed from open lo invitational; faculty representative, said "some to refer to the club only as the Colfax 55 Rossille 52 of 'our faculty feel that way too," iDecatur Catholic 66 Arcola 60 $30,003 in the All America; $16,000 but thought the report was made in the World for women and $8,000 in the All America for Women. 2. The Palm Beach round robin since the enlire faculty had not in New York, formerly a $50,000 event was expanded to a $60,000 play. $25,000 Miami Faculty representative Bob Ray of Iowa said "I'm not sure we've exhausted all possibilities. Many Open replaces the $12,000 Azelia if not most colleges would abandon athletics if pay was Ihe only way lo continue Ihem." Ivy Williamson, athletic director at Wisconsin, said the report "sounds to me like an endorsement of our present program...! Fullmer's Manager instant Will Ask Crack at Midleweiglit Title find their proposal confusing. NEW YORK (U!P) — Manager Michigan State Atiletic Director Marv Jenson disclosed today he Biggie Munn called it "all a mat- guaranteeing letter from Jim Norris that would enable him I have never known a college to force a middleweight tille fight football player who didn't play be in case Gene Fullmer beats Neal cause he loved the game," he said, Rivers at Madison Square Garden and I have never known a player coach who was forced to coach." crown from Sugar Ray Robinson last Jan. 22, Jenson explained. Fullmer consented to defend against Robinson indoors at Chi- GIANTS EQUIPMENT SAN FRANCISCO (UP)—Three semi-trailers Wednesday ended a cago Stadium on May 3,000-mile transcontinental journey of the letter of guarantee from from New York bearing all of the equipment of the San Francisco Gene lost his title on a fifth-round ticket dispensers and turnstiles. Fullmer is rated second only to PT SPT COLTS STILL Robinson among contenders, and if he beats unranked Rivers Fri- in case Robinson day night, Jenson said, 'shot at' Basilic, that Fullmer gets the first title retires and doesn't fight him. CHRISTMAS TRICYCLES TRICYCLES BICKELS $6,000, Class B for $4,000, Class C for $2,500 and Class D for $2,000. Most of the players selected from the top two brackets. The Washington Senators will get first pick, as befits their eighth-place standing in the American League, followed by the Pitts : burgh Pirales, Ihe eignlh-p lace Nalional League learn. The world champion 'Milwaukee Braves have Ihe 16lh choice. CAB HITS HOGS NEW CASTLE (UP)-^anice S. Cable, 16, New Cas'le, escaped with minor Injuries Wednesday when her automobile plowed into a .group of hogs near the Fred Hardin farm northeasl of town, killing ll of them. Cable sustained a cut right knee and abrasions, but damage to the car and hogs was estimsited at nearly $1,000. ... 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