Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on January 26, 1958 · Page 27
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Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, January 26, 1958
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 28. 1958 THE PHAKOS-THIBUNE and LOGANSPORT PRESS, LOGANSPORT, INDIANA PAGE THREE HARNESS RACING'S GOLDEN CIRCLE 'Buzz' Sholty Ranks 10th As Sulky Driver George F. "Buzz" Sholty, 25, the mighty mite from Washington township, has reached the golden circle of harness horse racing al an early age. Statistics in the Harness Horse magazine reveal that the diminutive driver, son of Mr. and Mrs George B. Sholty, route 4. Logansport, placed tenth in the nation for drivers who started 300 races or less during the past year. In the 1957 racing season, the former local youth started 166 races. Among these he was the winner 39 times, second 29 times and third r;0 times for a remarkable .392 percentage. In the fall meet at the Haze' Park track, Detroit, Mich., Sholty was the loading percentage driver and was given special honors and awards at the conclusion of their race meet. Commenting .in a letter to his parents on the fact that he had had such a successful season, Sholty said. "I didn't think I would be that, close up. 1 always wanted to be in the top 10 but I didn't think it would be this soon. "If I have a year this year like I had last, I will be all set." "Buzz." as he was known in his Washington township school days, is believed to be the small est harness race driver in the United States, weighing only 105 pounds on a five foot, four inch frame. But he is a giant when it comes to winning races, as other harness race drivers will testify. Sholty's loyalty to the sulkies is constantly .being tested, for his small stature makes him a natural •for the hard boots. "Everbody asks me why I'm not at the runnig tracks where I can make some real money," Sholty says. "I've had many offers to gallop horses. But harness racing is in my blood and I'll stay with the sulky." Buzz isn't kidding when he says harness racing is in his blood. His grandfather, the late John Cyrus Sholty of Tipton township, was a pioneer in the training and breeding of harness race horses. His great-uncle, whose name also is George Sholty, 86-year-old Indianapolis resident, has never done anything but train and drive harness race horses, and at his peak was recognized as one of the best drivers in the business. It was, in fact, Uncle George, who gave Buzz his start in harness racing. On his IBth birthday a truck pulled up in front of his father's store at Anoka, and the driver unloaded a colt as a birthday present from his uncle. That was in November, 1951. The colt, named George Junior in honor of all three Georges in the family, was broken as a two- year-old, but Buzz didn't start racing htm until he was a three- year-old, in the 1953 season. He also assisted Fred Johnson of Shelbyville that season. Sholty's first heat victory was at the Clinton county fairground in the 28 class pace. His time •was 2:13. His first race victory came a short time later at the Kentland fairgrounds when he won two heats in the 26 class pace. In the 1954 season Buzz continued to race George Junior and worked for Gene Sears, prominent Indianapolis horseman, as assistant trainer. He catch-drove that season at Roosevelt Raceway, Congressmen Represent Wide Variety Of Abilities By ARTHUR EDSON WASHINGTON 05V-Rep. Lester Holtzman (D-NY) likes to tell of a trip he once took with Rep. James A. Byrne <D-Pa). They were invited to a formal party, and were in their hotel room, struggling into their tuxedos. Holtzman says he had trou- with his bow tie, so he turned -o Byrne, a former funeral direc- 111) is a magician (as well us a licensed auctioneer). Fun for all ages? Haley president of Ringling Brothers, Barnum & Bailey Circus. Backgrounds Vary background as are the chores they are called upon to How about Rep. James (D-Fla!? He's a former The congressional is almost as varied perform. Rep. John Kluczynski (D-I11) to lie down"j nas i 566 " a caterer , Sen. Everett '•It's the only wa y'l!McKinley Dirksen (R-I11) was a Byrne said. can tie it." This illustrates a little known fact about congressmen. Politically and occupational^, they're ready to provide services from the cradle to the grave. Law still is the leading profession among the lawmakers, But a s: prising cross-section of jobs- some most unusual—aiso are rep- baker, Rep. Frank C. Osmers Jr. (R-NJ) a jeweler, Rep. B. F. resented. Cradle-to-the-grave care could Athletic Club? Its easy—for anyone looking at page 153 of the Congressional Directory. Rep. Bruce Alger (R-Tex). Other tidbits of congressional history: Rep. Hugh Scott (Pal. former Republican national chairman, says that in 194-i he "enlisted incognito as a merchant seaman on a tanker carrying high octane gasoline to Great Britain." Rep. George Christopher (D- Mo), discloses in his biography that he's a great booster for soil conservation. He is, he says, "a Sisk (D-Calif) a tire salesman,' fi ™ believer in lime, sweet Rep Olin Teague (D-Tex) a post| clov€r and alfalfa." office worker and Rep. Walter M'Umma (R-Pa) a forester. congressional discus- transit strike. Rep. During a sion of a Charles Boyle (D-I11) arose to give expert testimony. He's an old-time bus driver. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell (D- 10th RANKING DRIVER—George F. "Buzz" Shnlty of Washington township, ranked tenth in the nation among harness race drivers Jast year, is shown above with "The Gracious King," with which he won the mile In 2:09.3 on Oct. 24, 1956, at the Jackson, Mich., track. get off to a flourishing start. |NY) is the minister of the Abys- Representatives Waller Jtidd (R- Minn), Arthur Lewis Miller (R- Neb), Ivor D. Fenlon (R-Pa), Thomas E. Morgan (D-Pa) and Will E. Neal (R-WVa) could preside at birth. They're all physicians. Know Their Drugs Any prescriptions they might write could be filled cilher by Sen. Hubert Humphre; (D-Minn) or Rep. Carl Durham (D-NO. Both are pharmacists. The food supply is simple. Many congressmen are farmers, Big Increase In People Over 65 Is Found In Indiana INDIANAPOLIS Wl — A group planning the Governor's Conference on Aging was told Saturday that a "new society" has come sinian Baptist Church. Everyone likes to look back on his athletic might, and a congress-! into being "in the "last 20"years, man is no exception. A 50-mcmber steering commit- Rep. Jack Weslland (R-Wash) u>e met in Indianapolis to corn- was the 1952 national amateur golf champion. Remember the Fordham football linemen who were called the Seven Bocks of Granite? Well, Rep. Hugh J. Addonizio (D-NJ) was standing right behind them. He was the Fordham quarterback. Dropping back a bit in sports history. Rep. Usher Burdick (Rand their specialists range from lND> P laved r 'S ht end on Minne- Rep. John Pilcher (D-Ga) who! sota ' E championship football calls himself a dirt farmer, to Sen j t<;ams ° r 19M and 19t>4: .Frank Carlson (R-Kan), who is a! And wno was tlle 195 3 handball j stockman, to R«p. Horace Seely-; doubles champion of the Dallas 'Brown Jr. (R-Conn) who is a fruit' 'farmer, to Rep. .James B. Utt (R- Calif), a citrus grower from, naturally, Orange County. Nor is schooling a problem. Congress can supply teachers at any level, grade school, high school, college, all the way up to Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark), a former president of the University of Arkansas. Everyone should have some relaxation. You like drama? Well Rep. Roy W. Wier (D-Minn) used to be a stage electrician. Mystification? Rep. Kenneth Gray (D-j plete plans for the April 24 conference. "We have found in our recent Indiana studies that there is a 96 per cent increase of people over 65 years of age since 1920," Dr. Leonard Breen of Purdue University, told the group. "Because of our modern, easier way of living and our newer medicines, this age groun is growing at an alarming rate." Dr. George E. Davis, chairman of the State Commission on Aging, conducted the meeting. A woman never forgets the man who remembers to give her a heart shaped box of Russell Stovers Kitchen Made Candies for Valentine. EXCLUSIVE AT TIMBERLAKE'S PEN] -A IWAYS FIRST OUAUTY CLOSE RACE—Cass county's mighty mite, 105-pound Buzz Sholly had some keen competition as he won this photo finish race with Royal Frisco in the excellent time of 2:04.2 at the Wolverine Race- Winn of Detroit. His ability to race horses so pleased Winn that le was given stake colts and other successful horses to race. Sholty was involved in a spec- hoof ripped George's driving cap, just missing his head. Buzz was back driving in less than a week. Last year Sholty raced at Hazel Park, Wolverine and Northville Downs tracks in Detroit, at Jack- :actilar four-horse spill at the S0 n, Mich., Maywood and Sports- Jackson, Mich., raceway that year j man park tracks in Chicago, and N. Y., and Foxboro, Mass. ;llf ®In 1955 he continued to assist i 'I and was lucky to escape with his Sears and raced the good horse, True Dan, for his own account, until midseason, when he went on his own, racing True Dan, 2:05 2/5, at Chicago raceways and at Englewood, Calif. Buzz really made a mark for himself as a race driver in 1956 when he took a job as assistant and second trainer for Tommy was driving Frisco Pearl," he recalls. "Suddenly a couple ot horses in front of me went down and we went over them. The next think I knew I was on the ground anil Frisco Pearl was on top of me." As if 1,500 pounds ot horse flesh wasn't enough, Ardis Abbedale also fell on George as he was trying to wriggle free. The horse's at Lexington, Ky. The hurrying Hoosier is currently grooming approximately 15 head of hopeful race candidates for a half dozen owners for the 1958 race season at winter training headquarters in Lexington, Ky. 'Rooting hard for him this year will be his bride, the former Myrna Joan Wantz of Adrian, Mich., to whom he was married 1957, at the Anoka Oct. 20, Methodist LOWEST PRICE EVER OFFERED! FAMOUS ARGUS C-3 COLOR-SLIDE CAMERA —Complete with case and flash! Regularly • World's most popular color-slide camera ... over 2 million in use • Has coupled rangefinder, 1/300 shutter, easy-to-use Color-matic settings • Two interchangeable accessory lenses available • Lifetime guarantee SAVE M 5 50 WHILE THEY LAST. AT QUICK FILM SERVICE 524 East Broadway Phone 4444 way, Detroit, Mich., on July 10, 1957. Tills was one of 39 winners he brought through to victory during the year to help give him his tenth place national ranking. church. 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