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Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, December 27, 1957
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Friday Evening, December 27, 1957. T PUBLIC LIBRARY Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Seven Berries vs. Monticello, Kokomo vs. Flora Saturday Here arc the Kokomo Wildcats, performing at 6-2 this season. Left to right: Bill Thomlson, Don Bowling, Jimmy Rayl, Ray Harbaugh, Dick Graham, Sherman Goldsberry, Roger Thurston, Dick Campbell, Ed Thompson, John Glllcm, Tom Beety and Chuck Fawcclt. Coach lot Platt is kneeling in front. (Photo, courtesy of Kokomo Tribune — Pharos-Tribune Engraving.) Shown above are the Flora Badgers, winners of four out of nine games this year. Front TOW, left to right, are: Lowell Craft, Gary Mullcndorc, Cullan Eikenberry, Terry Guycr. Back row, left to right, are: Coach Frank DeBruicker, Don Driggs, Wayne Esscrman, Cart Oylcr, Carl Wagoner and Asst, Coach Henry Smith. Ned Parrett, Herman Ncff and Steve Collins were missing. (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) Stray Slants On Sports BY JOHN STREY Rayi's Coming, Bar the Door, Jim He's coming Saturday, fans! Maybe we should bar the Berry Bowl doors and keep him out of the gym in the first place. This might save the Berries a lot of grief ... Of cource, we're referring to Jimmy Rayl, aptly named "Kokomo's Splendid Splinter," who does wondrous things when he puts his paws on the basketball . . . And if there are some doubting Thomases around these parts, we suggest you buy a ticket to the show and get an eyeful yourself. it: lit $ Rayl should fill the gym himself. He's that sensational! But nine other boys are coming with him from Kokomo, plus tlie full court complements of Monticello, Flora and our own Logansport Berries . . . This tournament boasts several "naturals". It gives the smaller clubs like Monticello and Flora an opportunity to put their big brothers on the griddle . . . And in the event of Kokomo and Logansport opening victories, it sets up a North Central conference argument. He Convinced Us Early Stray Slants received an early introduction to the prowess of the skinny Rayl youngster. He started right off with a bang in Kokomo's initial pasting of the Wabash Apaches. After seeing that effort, we wondered what defense rival coaches would use against him. . . . Apparently they're still wondering, too, because his smallest production in a single game to date has been 22 points—and that was against the state's top defensive unit and top-ranked Jefferson of Lafayette. $ * * If you're interested in Rayi's basketball capers, he's chucked 227 points in eight games to maintain a 28-point average while working an A-l schedule . . . But the eye-popping characteristic of these figures is that Rayi's 93 baskets have been hooped in only 171 attempts. That adds to an awesome 54.4 percent shooting average . . . Probably 90 percent of these field goals were from medium or long-range ... Nothing wrong with his free throwing, either, 41 of <!8. * * * We anticipated Kokomo scribe Bob Ford to work himself into a Tourney Records dither whenever Ray] is mentioned Take this report of Attucks 88-85 conquest of Kokomo, for example, when Rayl exploded for 46 Ford fumbled for suitable adjectives and settled for "tre- Flora (4-5) 62— Rossville .................... 52 73— Kirklln ...................... 63 54— Camden ..................... 93 68— Western ..................... 73 60— Royal Center 88 56— West Lafayette .............. 55 80— Burncttsville ................ 58 52— Delphi ....................... 53 Height Pos. Class Carl Wagoner ...5-10 F Sr. Ned Parrett 5-9 G Sr. Don Driggs 5- 8 Carl Oylcr 5-8 Wayne Esscrman 5-18 Attractive Card at Berry Bowl Tourney Monticello Tioga Indians Defend Invitational Title Against Classy Field of Entrants. PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS Logansport Pos. Monticello Larry Jones (5-11) F Jim Zerface (6-2) Ron .Tones (6-5) F. Jim Moss (6-2) C . Larry Cart (5-11) G. Jim Sweet (5-8) or Billy Cuppy (5-8) .. Ted Lane (5-9) Ron Randall (6-7) .. Ron Hively (6-0) G Don Criswell (5-7) Kokomo Cullan Eikenberry 6- 0 Terry Guyer 5-11 Lowell Craft 5-11 Herman Neff 6- 0 G F G C G F F Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Flora Carl Oyler (5-8) Ray Harbaugh (6-2) F or Terry Guyer (5-11) Don Bowling (6-0) F Carl Wagoner (5-10) Roger Thurston (G-3) C.... Cullan Eikenberry (6-0) Monticello (4-2) 51—Renssclacr 40 69—Brookston 68 71—Winamac 59 57—Plymouth 68 CO—Delphi ...: 40 55—Royal Center ,..63 Ht. Jim Zerface 6-2 Ron Randall 6- 7 Ted Lane 5- 9 Don Criswell . . Paul Wiseman " points . . . - - , mendous, marvelous, stupendous, great, fabulous," in addition to *°. n „„ four times for fantastic. . _ . _ . Attucks Tries Everything Attucks Coach Bill Garrett and Athletic Director Ray Crowe were convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt Garrett said "We tried everything in an attempt to stop Rayl. But it was impossible. We finally gave up. He's out of this world." . . . Crowe, coach of two state champion quintets at Attucks before moving u? opined: "He (Rayl) is a better shooter than Oscar Robertson. I don't believe he can do as much as Oscar, but he'll shoot circles around Oscar from the outside." ; . , That's quite a compliment for the kid, who's only a. junior. Lions' Fans Hunt Tickets DETROIT (UP)— Fans who braved freezing temperatures and bedded down Thursday night outside the Detroit Lions box office led the final assault today for tickets to the Detroit-Cleveland A'ational Football championship game. Gov. G. Monnen Williams also made a final plea to NFL Commissioner Bert Bell, urging him to "reconsider" his ban on local tele- X'ision for the game. The contest will be televised nationally, outside a 75 mile radius of Detroit. Bell rejected earlier requests by Williams, U. S. Sen. Charles E. Potter (R-Mich.), sportsman Lou Gordon and many others to lift the blackout of Detroit for the title game. wind up heavy drills for the Lions today. A light workout is scheduled for Saturday. Wilson continued his_ban against sports writers watching the practice sessions. But indications were the Lions would be in good shape for the game. John Salomon Dennis Hively Tom Holmes . 5- 7 6- 0 6- 3 6- 0 .5- 7 .6- 1 5-10 .6- 0 .6- 1 Barry Henderson 6- 1 Wt. 190 210 185 155 ICO 175 160 1GO 170 180 165 160 155 Class Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Kokomo (6-2) 85—Wabash 58 77—Tipton : 40 81—Frankfort 41 69—Elwood .'. 62 59—Lafayette Jeff 65 Jim Rayl (6-1) G. Don Driggs (5-8) SOUTH BEND VS. ELWOOD Aussies Win Davis Cup U.S. Routed in Doubles Match MELBOURNE (UP) Mervyn Rose, the "forgotten man" of Australian tennis, and young Mai An-i ranking Lafayette and South Bend derson defeated an American pick-! Central, Fort Wayne Central and up team today in the Davis Cup Jeffersonville risk their lofty sta- State Prep Powers Risk Status in Net Tourneys INDIANAPOLIS (UP)—A powerful array of Indiana high school basketball big-shots, led by top- chalftnge round doubles match, enabling the _Aussies to walk off with the famed mug for the third straight year. Rose, appearing in his first challenge round match since 1951, paired beautifully with Anderson in routing Vic Seixas of Philadelphia and husky Barry MacKay of Dayton, Ohio, in straight sets, 6-4, G-4, 8-6, to give the Aussies an un- tus in perilous holiday tournaments today. fourth period in the closely-fought game. Lew Reynolds scored 20 for the losers snd Tom Blackburn netted IS for LaPorte. Roosevelt derailed Michigan City 53-51 in overtime, despite the fact that the host team had the ciite in fielders. A poor five of 11 Lafayette's Broncos and the thi I attempts from the free throw line rated South Benders, who knocked-led to the downfall of the dcfend- heads only last Saturday, were fav- ing champs. Nap Goshay hit on. Chuck Fawcctt (5-9) G.... Wayne Esscnnan (5-10) beatable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five ored to reach Saturday's finals in the annual Lafayette clasic. . Lafayette goes against Fort Wayne Catholic after South Bend Central opens the session against tough Elwood. TOURNEY DATA—Logansport vs. Monticello at 1| series. p.m.; Kokomo vs. Flora'at 2:15 p.m. OFFICIALS—Dee Williams (Indianapolis), Tom Dean (Wabash), Bill Larkin (Winamac). Two North Central conference schools and two neighborhood quintets, capable of upsetting the big boys on a given night, join forces Satusday to stage the final Berry Bowl invitational basketball tournament. The host Loganberries, losers only to Central of Fort Wayne and Frankfort in seven appearances this season, will encounter the Monticello Tioga Indians, carrying a 4-2 mark at this time with their only losses to Plymouth and Royal Center. This struggle will open the program at 1 o'clock. Tournament favorite Kokomo, running at 6-2 after defeats by Lafayette Jeff and Crispus Attacks, fires against the Flora Badgers in the 2:15 o'clock attraction. The Carroll county quintet has been victorious in four of its nine starts. Monticello is the defending champion of this meet, which last year included Delphi instead of Kokomo. The Tiogans trimmed Flora in ftieir opener and followed up with a conquest of Logansport. Coach is New The White county delegation re- Hanks Wrecks Car On Public Street SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UP)— Retired race driver Sam Hanks, winner of the 1957 Memorial Day 500-Mile race, said today "driving on San Vicente Boulevard is worse than driving in the Indianapolis (race)." Hanks was driving down the boulevard Thursday when an unidentified woman motorist pulled away from the curb and forced Hanks to ram another car. Police said the woman, who con- More than 40 hardy fans, includ-1 tinned without stopping, pulled out the Lions ticket office all night. California race driver skiddad his Some of the early arrivers brought} car into the vehicle which had sleeping bags. Others were bun-(stopped. died in blankets and heavy winter Hank was unhurt, but his car c.othmg and brought coffee-filled suffered a crumpled front end. It thermos bottles as they prepared wa > the pace car he won for his 71—Marion SOJturns intact, with the exception 72—Indpls Shortridge SSiof Forward Dave Ring and Coach 85—Indpls Attucks 88, John Bastin. Ring graduated'last i June and Bastin moved to LaPorte, to be succeeded by Paul Moore. Monticello's nine returning lettermen are led by Jim Zerface, 6-2 senior, one of the outstanding set shot artists in this part of the state, and jumping Ted Lane, the 74, and nailed Elkhart by two points, 56-54. That boosted their Australia whipped the States, 5-0 in each of the last two Challenge round matches and can complete another whitewash job by winning Saturday's concluding singles "exhibitions." Billy Talbert, non-playing captain of the U.S. squad; lost one of the biggest gambles of his life when he chose 22-year-old MacKay to team with Seixas in today's back-to-the-wall match. MacKay just wasn't good enough and neither was Seixas, a seven-year veteran of the Davis Cup wars, to handle the Aussies on this warm, sunshiny day on the famed Kooyong Courts. Jefferspnville was top dog in its own session, and Fort Wayne Cen- Uniteditral, although favored, may get an argument or two in Elkhart's holiday shindig. a jump shot with 23 seconds remaining to give Roosevelt the victory. Wilt Strikes For 41 Points record to 5-2 for the campaign. i The Aussies won the first set by (in the game. Plymouth, South Bend and Vincennes. High-scoring Pete Auksel, a G-5 junior sharpshooter, pumped in 46 points to lead host East Chicago Washington to victory in the first major holiday tourney Thursday. Auksel scored 21 points as the Senators—ranked 16th in the United Press Coaches poll—dumped Valparaiso, 79-70, in the championship game. The winners took an •early lead and Valpo never was Flora suffered through several I breaking MacKay's service in the Height Pos. Class Don Bowling .6- 0 ,6- 3 G- 0 .6- 2 .6- 2 .6- 4 Ed Thompson . Ray Harbaugh Dick Graham . Sherm Goldsberry G-4 Dick Campbell . .6- 1 Tom Becty ....... 5-10 Jim Rayl ........ 6-1 Chuck Faweett . . .5- 9 F F-C F C F C C G G G G Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr, Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Logansport (5-2) 65—Winamac 52 Other veterans in- Eandall, 6-7 pJVot 5-9 fireball. elude: Ron man; Paul Wiseman, Bill Hahn, Ron Hively, Don Criswell, Bob McNaught and Jeff Smithburn. Wiseman, the youngster who broke free under the basket for numerous layups and collected 26 points in the sectional against Logansport, came down with a heavy injuries to key personnel to register a 4-5 mark for its pre-tourney activity. Most recent setback was two performers benched for dis- plinary measures. Coach Frank DeBruicker's quintet, although short in stature, figure to battle the big Wildcats to ehe wire. "The boys seem to be fired up and anxious to face Kokomo. That's a good sign," DeBruicker declared. Rayl Leads Kals Don Briggs, who missed several games with a foot injury, has returned and will team with Wayne Esserman in the back court. Cullan Eikenberry, standing an even 6-feet, will handle the center duties with Carl Wagoner and Carl Oyler or Terry Guyer at the forward positions. The Wildcast of Joe Platt, boasting the torrid-shooting Jimmy Rayl, rightly earned the title of tourney favorite. Kokomo took Attacks' in the 80s, before losing an 88-85 scorcher last week. Rayl, averaging 54.4 percent from the field while scoring 28 points per game, and Don Bowling, seventh game, Rose scoring the winning point on a scorching cross-court drive. In the third set, Seixas dropped his service in the fifth game but the Yanks deadlocked the score at 4-4 in the eighth game by breaking Rose. However, that gave the Americans only a temporary reprieve. Seixas dropped his service again in the 13th game without notching a single point, allowing the Aussies to gain a 7-6 lead. Anderson served the next game and Australia swept to a quick 40- love advantage. On, the next serv- . . '-Frankfort 61 M ° ore Ht. ing a delegation from the Lions''and caused the car in front of j Jim Moss 6-2 "bleacher club" camped outside | Hanks to stop suddenly. ^The lanky i R 0n Jones 6-5 Larry Jones 5-11 Jim Fiedler 6-6 Larry Cart 5-11 Dave Dickerson ..5-8 John Gibson 5-10 Jim Sweet 5- 8 Larry Arthington 6- 2 Billy Cuppy 5- 9 Tom Hayward 6- 1 Ken lies 6-0 91—Rochester .76 ° . . , j . *- *--- ~ ' "• 56—Fort Wayne Central 71| cold and ls Dot ex P ected <» Se 6'with his 48.6 percent mark and 15 l m ,, 0 V. «^Hnn =,. n m.H,n<r . »„ f.napt, ^^ pef contest> gjyg the Wj]d . cats an effective 1-2 punch. Chuck Fawcett, a transfer from Eastern, helps Hayl in the back court, while Hay Harbaugh, a 6-2 senior, .plays the other forward slot. Roger Thurston, 6-3 senior, and Dick Graham, 6-4 senior, like- 5775—Peru 74 56—Elkhart 54 for the night-long vigil. When sales started today, ticket manager Maurie Schubot had about 5,600 bleacher seats, 4,000 reserved seats and 4,000 standing- room tickets. A sellout, including standing- room, would mean a crowd of more than 56,000 at the game in Briggs Stadium. Coach George Wilson planned to victory in the Speedway classic. Antarctica's massive burden of ice may be responsible for depressing the land beneath it. At one place, recent measurements have shown the ice to be 9,750 feet deep, with the underlying land 5,000 feet below sea level, the Na- Monal Geographic magazine says. Wt. 180 175 170 195 155 165 170 155 145 150 180 165 Class Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. V. C. STOVER DIES CAMP HILL, Pa. (UP)-Urban C. Stover, 90, who served for 17 years as a deputy attorney general for Indiana, died Thursday. Eager to avenge last year's setbacks both in the invitational and regional tournaments, the Logan* Berries have drilled hard this week to prepare both their offense and defense for the Tiogans. Cuppy Recovers Coach Jim Jones revealed that regular guard Billy Cuppy has recovered from an ankle injury andj will share the position witih Jim Sweet. Others ready to open the tourney are the Jones boys—Ron snd Larry—at forward; Jim Moss at center; and Larry Cart at the other guard. Big Jim Fiedler, John Gibson and Dave Dickerson will spell the delegated starters. The Berries were riding on a thin 3-2 rail before last week's profitable double header in which they tripped Peru by a point, 75- In the preliminaries, Auksel chipped in with 25 points as Washington downed Hammond Noll, 6557, in a one-sided contest on its way to the final game. Gary Roosevelt, tied with Michigan City for 12th spot in the poll, took consolation honors by defeating Noll, 7667. The Panthers lost to Valpo, 6866, in an afternoon contest as ace flying starts today in; college basketball's Christmas tournament whirl. Kansas, the nation's top-ranked team, breezed to a 68-50 triumph over Oklahoma in the opening round of the Big Eight Tournament at Kansas City, Mo., Thursday night while North Carolina, hoping to regain the top rung, defeated 16th-ranked St. Louis, ti3-48, in the first round of the Dixie Classic Tourney at Raleigh, N.C. Fifth-ranked San Francisco, California and Seattle, meanwhile, all scored impressive victories that helped to zoom Pacific Coast Conference court prestige to a new season high San Francisco *• feated Denver, 65-48, in its All- College Tournament .opener at uk- lahoma downed City New while York California University, 96-65, and Seattle beat Connecticut, 87-83, in Holiday Festival scorer Ron Heflin saw only minor,openers at Madison Square Gar- action. Heflin, bothered with a leg den. injury, did not play in the consolation game. LaPorte and East Chicago Roosevelt advanced to tonight's finale at Michigan City. ice, MacKay returned Anderson's i LaPorte had difficulty with stub- drive but ' Barry's next volley I born Hammond before the Slicers missed the baseline by inches and i came out on top, 57-51. The score the Aussies closed out the match in 67 minutes. College Basketball Results Midwest Tournament (at Ten-e Haute, Ind.) (First Round) Capital 67 Indiana Central 65 Bellarmine 98 Bald-Wallace 67 Indiana St. 83 N. Central (111.) 63 Quincy Tournament Illinois Normal 82 Lake Forest 63 Kirksville 75 St.John's (Minn.) 52 St. Benedict 54 Culver-Stockton 47 ly will share the pivot duties. The consolation affair is scheduled at 7 o'clock and the championship encounter at 8:15 o'clock. Tickets were reported selling at a brisk pace at Downtown headquarters. Greensfelder Bros, store, 3i5 East Market street. 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