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Evening, May 24, 1957. Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Eleven Harvey, Trexler, Maple In State Track Finals Monon, Peru and Logan Represented Three Area Athletes to Compete for IHSAA Track Glory in Showdown Saturday at In- dianapoJis Tech Track. A miler, a pole vaulter and a sprinter from Monon, Peru and Logansport high schools will join '215 certified athletes Saturday in quest o£ IHSAA state track glory at the Arsenal Technical high ichool field. This capable trio includes George i Harvey, Monon's sensational dis-' tance runner; Terry Trexler, Peru's steady pole vaulter; andj sprinter Mike Maple, of Logansport, one of the few freshmen able to qualify for the state finals. Harvey earned his trip to Indianapolis with a convincing mile victory at the Mishawaka regional. Trexler and Maple came through the bulky field of competitors at Fort Wayne last week. On the basis of their regional performances, Harvey appears to rate the best chance of the three to earn a blue ribbon, despite a star-studded field of distance aces. The little White county athlete topped all sectional mile champ- Ions with his 4:31.9 at Mishawaka, only two seconds off the record he established in the White county meet a month ago. Redding Has Best Dave Redding, of Fort Wayne South Side, is credited with the best time o£ the season at 4:24.8, but was clocked in 4:32.1 winning Major League Standings National League W. L. Pet. GB at Fort Wayne. Other sectional champions were Ken Love, of Hillsdale, in 4:32.4 at Bloomington and Russ Lash, of Indianapolis Howe, in 4:33.4. Trexler, the No. 1 vaulter in the Cincinnati 23 10 .697 .. Milwaukee 19 10 .655 2 Brooklyn 18 11 .621 3 Philadelphia 16 18 '.552 5 New York 14 18 .438 8V4 St. Louis 13 17 .433 B Chicago 8 19 .296 12 Pittsburgh ' 8 21 .276 13 Friday's Probable Pitchers Milwaukee at Chicago — Spahn (4-1) vs Drabowsky (1-3). New York at Brooklyn (night)— Antonelli (3-4) vs Newcombe (3-3). Pittsburgh at Philadelphia night —Friend (3-3) vs Sanford (4-1).' St. Louis at Cincinnati (night)— Jones (2-2) vs Nuxhall (1-1). Saturday's Games New York at Brooklyn Pittsburgh at Philadelphia Milwaukee at Chicago St. Louis at Cincinnati (night) Chicago American League W. L. Pel. GB Cleveland New York Detroit Boston Kansas City Baltimore .741 .621 .586 .515 .500 .434 .414 20 7 18 11 17 12 17 16 16 16 14 19 , ..... .. 12 17 history of Peru high school, clear- Washington 9 25 .265 14'A ed 11 feet 8 inches at the Fort Friday's Probable Pitchers . Wayne regional to share the title \ Washington at New York— •with Kokomo's Tom Beety. The Stobbs (0-8) vs Sturdivant (2-2). winning height was two inches under his sectional mark. The Peru star has leaped 12 feet this season and probably will need whip at least that standard to the state's classy vaulters. Russ Smith of Indianapolis Broad Ripple and Jerold Bass of Morristown shared the capital city regional title at 12 feet, one-half inch. The Mishawaka pole vault crown also was divided between Ron Nelson of Hammond and South Bend Central's Dave Underly at 11 feet 9V4 inches. The southern champ- Ion, Don Keiser, of Seymour, qualified at 11 feet 6 inches. Maple will represent the up-and- eoming Loganberry track squad at the state finals. The LHS freshman placed fourth in the 100 yard dash at Fort Wayne, won by Pete Lundell of North Side. The dashes are loaded with out- itanding athletes, headed by Richmon's Bill Satterfield and Lloyd Robbs, of Torre Haute Wiley, both of whom have covered the century in less than 10 seconds. Heat drawings, announced by the IHSAA office, placed Maple in the second trial along with Satterfield, Ray Carter of Tech and Lundell. It is scheduled to be run at 10:45 a.m. Detroit at Kansas City (night) —Maas (6-1) vs Morgan (2-4). Chicago at Cleveland (night)— Harshman (3-1) vs Lemon (3-4). Boston at Baltimore (night) — Sullivan (2-4) vs Wight (0-1). Saturday's Games Chicago at Cleveland Boston at Baltimore Washington at New York Detroit at Kansas City (night) American Association W. L. Wichita 24 10 St. Paul 21 12 Minneapolis 7.2314 Indianapolis 1918 Charleston 17 21 Omaha 1519 Denver .: 12 Hi Pet. .706 .636 .622 Redlegs Find New Starter In Don Gross Cincinnati Opens "Up Two- game Lead Over Idle Braves With 6-2 Win Over Cai;ds Manager Birdie Tebbetts of the Cincinnati Redlegs was really chirping today over the sudden emergence of southpaw Don Gross as a starting pitcher. i Strapped for pitching talent three weeks ago, Tebbetts pulled Gross out of the bullpen and started working him into Cincinnati's regular rotation. • It was a move that could lead the Redlegs to their first National League pennant since 1940. Since getting his big chance, Gross has posted 'four straight victories for the front-running Redlegs, including a 6-2 decision over the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday night that enabled Cincinnati to open a two-game lead over the idle Milwaukee Braves. What's the story behind the sudden success of a pitcher who was farmed out to Havana last year "for experience," and now has allowed only 24 hits and seven earned runs in his last four games'? According to Ta!>betts, Gross, with the help of coach Tom Ferrick, has "learned to throw a change-up pitch almost overnight. "The story of every unsuccessful pitcher is the story of one extra pitch he needed to win," explained Tebbetts. "Many were made by finding it. For instance, Carl Hubbell with his screwball, EIroy Face with his forkball, and Bob Friend and Hal Jeffcoat with their sliders." This change-up pitch could make Gross," the articulate Cincinnati manager added hopefully. In Thursday night's game—the only scheduled major league contest — manager Fred Hutchinson shook up the slumping Cardinals by switching third baseman Key Boyer to center field, moving shortstop Eddie Kasko to third, and using Eddie Miksis in right field. But with Gross tossing that change-up pitch, the Cardinals [poked helpless in suffering their fifth straight defeat. Gross allowed only three hits until the ninth when he gave up singles to Don Blasingame, Stan Musial and FRESHMAN SPRINTER QUALIFIES Cubs Trade 2 Pitchers CHICAGO (UP)— The Chicago Cubs gave up two pitchers, Vito Valentinetti and Jackie Collum, to the Brooklyn Dodgers Thursday in return for pitcher Don Elston and cash. The Dodgers, who did not reveal the payment of any money, said that two other players, unidentified, also were involved in .the deal. One would be a Cubs player to be optioned to a Dodger farm team, probably Montreal, and the other a Pacific Coast League outfielder who would com'e to the Dodgers later in the season. The Cubs said Vice President John Holland had not mentioned any other players in his announcement of the deal and that the club would make no further announcement "today," thus indicating that verification of the two added players might come later. Elston previously hurled for the Cubs'- Los Angeles farm team and was traded to the Dodgers in 1955. He has pitched only one inning for the Dodgers this year and had a 7-8 record tor St. Paul in the American Association last season. Trading Oollum, who was ob- obtained from the St. Louis Cardi- j nals in a mid-winter deal, left the Mike Maple will represent Logansport high school at the state track finals Saturday ut Tech field, Indianapolis. The freshman sprinter qualified for the championship slrow in sectional and regional 100-yard dash eliminations. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Logan Golfers Seek State Title Saturday Indians Open 17-Game Hojne Stand May 31 PCC Adopts New Aid Plan SPOKANE, Wash. (UP)— The Pacific Coast Conference had a The Indianapolis Indians, fourth 1 now aid to athletes policy today place occupants in the American • along with the same old bugaboo association, will begin a long 17-; of secession which has plagued ' the group since last year's disclosure of illegal payoffs. Even while the conference's faculty members were loosening the lid Thursday on the amount of money an athlete can receive, alumni representatives of penalized UCLA were preparing to go ,514,Wally Moon. .447 i Moon's single with two out .4411 scored BUisingame and extended .400 j his. hitting streak through 10 „ no chances, Tebbetts then yanked Gross in favor of Tom Acker, who retired pinch-hitter Joe Cunningham on a game-ending liner to right fielder Wally Post. The Redlegs, meanwhile, had rapped loser Lindy McDaniel for I five runs in the third inning. Post's two-run homer and a two- run'single by Roy McMillan featured the big inning. Musial hom- ered in the fourth inning, while Post knocked in Cincinnati's sixth run with a single in Ihe sixth. The Yankees snapped out of their doldrums by rolling to a 17- hit, 10-7 victory over the Dodgers Thursday night in a benefit exhibition game. Louisville 7 26 .212 'straight games. Taking Thursday's Results ' _ . . . Wichita 8 St. Paul 6 Indianapolis 5 Minneapolis 4 Omaha 4 Louisville 3 Charleston 4 Denver 3 Today's Games Wichita at St. Paul Indianapolis at Minneapolis Louisville at Omaha Charleston at Denver game home stand Friday, May 31, with a doubleheadcr against Minneapolis, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Actually, the Tribe returns for • single appearance against Louisville on Tuesday, May 28, but is booked at Louisville for ,a single game May 20 and a twin bill on Memorial day. The Indians' home stand is as follows: May 2(1—Louisville May 31—Minneapolis (2) June 1—Minneapolis Juno 2—Minneapolis Juno 3—St. Paul Juno 4—St. Paul Juno 5 St. Paul Juno 6—Denver June 7—Denver June 8—Denver Juno 9—Omaha Juno 10—Omaha June 11—Omaha Juno 12—Charleston June- 13—Charleston Juno 14—Charleston Juno 15—Charleston (All game's start at 7:45 p.m., except the 2:30 starters on Sunday, June 2 and Sunday, June 9.) Yesterday's Results before the regents today in Wcst-' c ' incinnall National League wood and discuss the school's relationship with the conference. A move to have next fall's crop of banned seniors at UCLA and Southern California "play for 'Half the season as was the case last year was beaten down Wednesday by the PCC by a vote of 5-4: "We haven't decided what is the right thing to do yet," Alumni Association Director Harry J. Longway said, "If withdrawal in the right thing, then that's what we might do. We're trying to be sensible about Uie whole matter." Meanwhile, back at the meeting, the following changes were 000 100 001— 2 005 001 '(K)x— (i Bev Hanson Earns Three Stroke Lead In Sky Women's Open ASMEVILLE, N.C. (UP)— Bev- •riy Hanson of Indio, Calif,, took a three-stroke load into today's second round of the first annual $7,500 Land of the Sky Women's Open golf tournament. Miss Hanson fired a six-undcr- par 68 Thursday to set a ' new women's course record over the rolling, 6,200-yard Ashovillc Country Club course. She finished three strokes ahead of 20-year-old Wiffi Smith of St. Clair, Mich. The tall Californian, playing with pre-tournament favorite Marlen e Bauer Haggo of Dalla s.Tex., was in trouble early in the round but finished the front nine with a four-under-par 33. She had a 35 on Uie second nine. Mrs. Hagge matched iVliss Hanion's powerful drives but had trouble with her.irons as she finished the round with a onc-over-par 75 for a ti* tor sixth place. a new plan, which will made:" Under apply only to football and basketball players, an athlete will be able to receive twice the going rate of $2.00 per hour for a maximum amount of six hours per week when his sport is in season. Thus he could work for $4.00 per hour for a total of $24.00 per week. At the same time, he still could not earn more than the present ceiling of $100 per month. Tipton Scores 16-4 Grade Baseball Win Tipton's Tigers staged a pair of big inning rushes 'to subdue the Washington Continentals in a city grade school league baseball game at Crain field yesterday 16 to 4. Washington had taken a 2-0 load in the first inning on Dick Riggle's double but Tipton picked up a run in the second, hurried over eight in the third and clinched 'it with seven more in the fourth. Mike Smiilh's homer was the nig blow for Tipton in the fourth inning surge. Summary: Tipton • 018, 7—16 6 4 Washington 202, 0— 4 2 0 Fosler and Bell; Higgle and Hewitt. McDaniel, Wehmeier (6), Davis (8) and Smith. Gross, Acker (S) and Bailey.' Winner— Gross (4-0). Loser— McDaniel (2-2). HR—Post (5t'h>, Musial (5lh). (Only game scheduled.) American League (No games scheduled.) Patterson, Jackson May Sign for Bout NEW YORK (UP)— Julius Helfand hopes to pair Floyd Patterson and Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson today for their independently promoted July heavyweight title fight. "Only a last-minute snarl prevents their signing," said Chairman Helfand of the N.Y. state Athletic Corn-mission, "and I hope to fix that quickly at today's commission "meeting." He added, 'U'd like to have the signing then and there." The snarl is a last-minute demand by promoter Emil Lenco and Cus D'Amato, champion Patterson's manager, thai Jackson sign a return-bout contract and permit a portion of his purse to held in escrow as a guarantee he'll give Floyd a return title shot 'f he wins the crown. The Logansport Berries will mateh strokes with the state's best schoolboy golfers for the second successive year at the IHSAA state; finals Saturday , at Riverside course, Indianapolis. The IHSAA said it switched the Saturday show from Coffin course to Riverside because heavy rainfall and overflowing of streams fiooded the low half of the Coffin links. Coach Harold Jamison's quartet consisting of John White, Don Bessignano, John Wells and Bob Wolfe figures to improve on the lofty fourth place finish of 1056. Crnwfordsville won last season's tourney on a 310 score. Shortridge of Indianapolis, placed second with 316, followed closely by Seymour with 317, Logansport and LaPorte tied with 319. Broad Ripple of Indianapolis trailed far behind in sixth at 330. The Berries, were only third in last year's sectional, but moved up the ladder to fourth fn the finals. They ruled the LaPorte sectional last week to earn another trip to Indianapolis. The tourney affords Logansport's delegation an opportunity to avenge its loss of the North Central conference championship earlier this week to the Kokomo Wildcats, who won the Fort Wayne sectional to qualify for the state. Logansport and Kokomo were the only NCC members to survive the sectional tests. In addition to .the Berries, Riley and Adams of South Bend and La- Pcfrie qualified from the LaPorte sectional. Other state final entries include: Shortridge, Washington and Howe of Indianapolis, West Lafayette, Columbus, North and .Mater Dei of Evansville, Bloomington, Madison Heights, Elmhurst of Fort Wayne, Elkhart and Kokomo. Stobbs 0-8 Faces Yanks NEW YORK (UP)— Battered Chuck Stobbs of Washington, los- 0 eight gameshe has Picture glass is best cleaned with a cloth wrung out of hot water and dipped in alcohol. pitched so far, goes against the Yankees today with the reassuring conviction that "things can't possibly get any worse."_ "Talk about troubles," sighed the luckless Senator left-hander, "I've got 'em all. "I can't get anybody out. . .1 toss and turn when I go to sleep nights.', .and I'm afraid tf{ -going anywhere without people razzing me." Stobbs was Washington's outstanding pitcher last year withi 18 victories but he Has a 0-8 record now and has lost 13 games in a TOW dating back to last season. Despite his current record, however, he still is considered a fine pitcher. "I just can't put my finger on the trouble," he said. "I know my curve ball hasn't been as good as last year but my fast ball and slider have been every bit as good." Since the season started and the defeats began mounting up, the 27-year-old Stobbs has been getting mountains-of mail from people telling him what he is doing wrong. "The folks who write mean well but none of them came up with the solution yet," said the Senator '.southpaw. "I'm still going around looking for that famous worm that's always supposed to turn." A NECESSARY DIVORCEE VENTURA, Calif. (UP)—As far as Ruth Necessary is concerned, Roy S. Necessary Jr. isn't necessary. Mrs. Necessary filed suit for divorce Thursday, charging mental cruelty. DOUBLE-HEADER STOCK CAR RACES SUN. NITE KOKOMO SPEEDWAY Reg. 8 Events plus rainad- out Feature and Semi. NOTICE! WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT OUR NEW LOCATION 416 High St JOIN THE SAFE DRIVER LEAGUE B.FGoodrich B.F.GOOtlHell Cubs with only one left hurler, Dick Littlefie'.d. handed ColUim lad a 6-2 record with St. Louis ast year and is 1-0 with the Cubs .his season. Valentinetti has no record for ,his season and has been used only a a relief pitcher, He won six and .ost four for the Cubs last season. Wichita Increases Lead in Association By UNITED PRESS Carlton Willey boosted his American Association record to eight straight wins Thursday night, but needed help from veteran Don McMahon in Wichita's, 8-6, victory over St. Paul. In other league play, Charleston .riumphed over Denver and Omaha stopped Louisville, respec- ,:vely, by identical scores, 4-3. Indianapolis 5-4. downed Minneapolis, Wichita, by beating the second jlace Saints, secured a game and a half lead in their position as league leaders. Weather May Stymie 500-Mile Qualifiers INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—Driversj attempt to qualify, will get first and mechanics cast anxious crack at the 24 positions still open. glances skyward today amid indications the weatherman may be their top foe again in weekend qualifications for next Thursday's 500-mile auto race. The forecast of scattered showers was virtually a carbon copy of last week when only nine drivers beat the clock and the rain to nail down spots in the 41st annual Memorial Day classic. The trials were scheduled to end at 6 p.m. CDT Sunday. However, Speedway owner Tony Hulman assured car owners and drivers "everybody will get a chance," and that qualifications will be extended to Monday—Tuesday, if necessary—to assure a full field of S'3 starters. 22 Have Priority Twenty-two roadsters, which lined up along the pit wall last Saturday and Sunday in a vain Read the Classified Ads' Rosburg Holds One Stroke Advantage In Kansas City Open KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UP)—Bob Rosburg, San Francisco professional regarded as one of golf's putting artists, held a one stroke edge today as the second round started in the $22,000 Kansas City Open. The 30-y e a r-old Californian, known for his baseball grip, mastered the Hillcrest Country Club's fast, rolling greens for a 5 under par 67 in Thursday's opening round. Former U.S. Open champion Lloyd .Mangrum, Apple Valley, Calif., was just a stroke .off Rosburg's performance while Ed Furgo:, St. Andrew, 111., had a 70. Defending champion Bob WininR- er, Odessa, Tex., also cut two slrokes off Hillcre.st's par-72 as did ,A1 Bcsselmk, Grossingers, N.Y.; Billy Maxwell, Odessa, Tex.; Po', Schwab, Dayton; Tom Nieporte. Cincinnati and Gary Player, Johannesburg, South Africa. Masters champion Doug Ford, Maliopac, N.Y., th e favorite, and former U.S. Open champion Jack Fleck, Rochester, Minn., were deadlocked with 72's with 11 other golfers. About 20 additional cars that were not ready to make their four- lap, 10-mile sprints must line up behind them. National driving king Jimmy Bryan, Phoenix, Ariz., will be first oft from the starting line. Bryan was warming up last Saturday when showers closed the racing plant. Other speedy chauffeurs raring to go include Paul Russo and Tony Bettenhausen in the powerful Novis, Sam Hanks, former "500" champ Johnnie Parsons, Jim and Dick Rathmann, Andy Linden, Johnny Thomson, and Don Freeland. Novi To The Rear Bettenhausen's Novi must go to the rear of the waiting line since it was not pushed onto the starting apron last weekend. Russo's racer will be among the first few to get a crack at the records of 146.058 and 145.596 miles an hour set by Pat Flaherty last year. Pat O'Connor nailed down the pole position last Saturday. H3 averaged 143.948 mph, just an eyelash faster than rookie Eddio Sachs, to be the fastest first-day qualifier. Linden, Dick Rathmann, Gens Hartley, and Bob Christie eacli have one strike against them. All four tried to qualify last Saturday but wer e fagged off the course by their own crews for insufficient speeds. 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