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Sixteen Logansport, Indiana, Pharos-Tribune Today's Sport Parade NEW BUILDING FOR SPECIAL CLASSES f ' d ! v f on ' but xealut Ruane has captivated (American racing fans more.com- the liveliest in pi etely than any apprentice since Frank Bach- j the remarkable novitiate of Bill , Boland in 1949-'50. Texas Bill Don t go using superlatives, punctuated his. apprenticeship Don't throw hats into the air. The. gloriously by piloting Middle- middleweight class may be the '• ground to victory in the 1950 Ken- Dest in boxing today, but it's not;tu c ky Derby an unprecedented nearly as good as it was back in i feat. | Ruaiie, who' registered his_£irst unexpected was the 1920's." Somewhat Eachman's cold-water treatment. He manages Rory Calhoun, an outstanding 160-pound contender— , victory on April 23 aboard Trire-| me at Jamaica, has been so suc-| cessful since then that he recently succeeded 41-year-old Ted Atkin- ...... ___ _„ ________ „ ranked third, just behind ex-cham- son as contract rider for pions Hay Robinson and Gene j mous Greentree Stable. Fullmer. And any Kosannahs he might yodle about the division would indirectly glorify Calhoun. Veteran, But No Glorificr But Frank is no glorifier, even though he's a veteran manager whom one would expect to be a masttfr of the flamboyant boost. This middle-sized, dark-complexioned pilot with the rimless spec- the It went through the "old owned by John Hay Whitney, am bassador to England, and his sister, Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson. I Entirely unofficial estimates of Wee John's earnings this year place them at between $30,000 and $40,000. And the hardboots of Broadway predict "fifty grand and up" for That's 1958. rich fodder, indeed for the four-foot-1-1, 105-pounder, who never rode anything but, a plough tacles school" as manager of Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom from 1923 to 1939. Maxie became light heavy: horse on his father's farm in weight champion in 1930. Bach-1 County Mayo of the Emerald Isle, man also assisted Bob Olin to the!before the Ruanes came to the same title and he brought Lew j United States in 1954 and settled Jenkins to New York, where he in suburban Woodside. And it's became lightweight king. "Back around 1925, when Rosenbloom was fighting as a middleweight, that division was jammed with good men like Harry Greb, Mickey Walker, Tiger Flowers, Johnny Wilson, Jock Malone, Ace Kudkins, and the like,'" Bachman recalled. "Why, it seemed that every city had three or four very good middleweights — men who could put lip a good fight with the best. And there's no question in my mind that the best then — Grcb, Walker or Flowers — could have beaten Sugar Ray Robinson the peak day he ever saw. And Robinson has been held up by recent experts as the greatest ail-round fighter of the past 10 years, at least." But what about Calhoun, the 23- year-old slugger from White .Plains, N.Y., who has lost but two of his 34 bouts and registered 16 knockouts? Rory Hasn't Arrived Yet "I'll tell you frankly Rory hasn't arrived yet,'' said his manager, "but he could probably beat any very reassuring for the lad who was offered but $25 a week in a purse factory — of all places— when he first applied for work in this country. 'Began as Barn BOy Because of his discouragement with employment opportunities and his liking for horses, he signed on as a barn boy with Greentree Stable at Belmont Park. He was not permitted to ride a horse until he had been with Greentree for six months. Then he became an exercise boy. Nearly two years later he was permitted to ride in a race. He had 24 mounts before his first winner in April. The youngster hit his stride at the Delaware meeting, then tied Atkinson. as the leading rider at Saratoga. He was second to A:kin- son" at Belmont and he top-tied Bob Ussery with 39. winners at the Jamaica meeting, which closed Saturday. IU Votes Aloisio one in the division right now—if "Most Valuable" ' J """"' *"'" ""'" BLOOMINGTQN (UP) football the top guys would fight him. He's improving with every bout. If I can force a title fight before the end of next year, I'm sure he'll become champion. And perhaps a year or two after that he will become so good he can be mentioned in the same breath with Greb, Walker and Flowers. It will take time and experience." Muscular Calhoun, who has been called a "miniature Marciano" because his.style resembles Rocky's and because he is trained by little Charley Goldman, stopped Bob- Wednesday Evening, December 4, 1957. 3 Cleveland Stars Lead NFL Figures PHILADELPHIA (UP,-- Jimmy Brown, Tommy O'Connell and Lou Groza put a touch oC autumn brown to the National Football League statistics today as the three Cleveland sars led the loop in as many categories. Brown, with a 57-yard game against the Chicago CardinalsA nevertheless widened his gap as the league's leading rusher to 225 yards with a 10 game net of 828. Bold Ruler Judged Best 3-Year-Old Colt- MIAMI BEACH. Fla. (UP) — Whealley .'stable's Bold Ruler was judged the best 3-year-old coll and Claiborne Farm's Bayou the best 3-year-old filly of 1957 by the selection board of the Thoroughbred Racing Assn. Bold Ruler, whose chances of winning a championship appareni- ly were shattered when re finished fourth in the Kentucky Derby in May, won his crown wilh a fall comeback climaxed by his brilliant victory in the Trenton Handicap. In that race, Bold Ruler licked . , , the two other candidates for the O'Connell stayed in front as the Cnanl pi on5 hip, Ralph Lowe's Gal- league's leading passer witn a j anl Man an d Kerr Stable's Round Table. It was Bold Ruler's 11th win of the year in 16 slarts and 11.17 average, and Groza broke a triple tie to lake over as leading scorer wilh 66 points. •Tommy Wilson of Los Angeles,; y e " ar boosting his earnings to and Rick Casares of the Chicago • 5^15,160 for the season and his Iraded places among the into I and. Bears Iraded places rushers wilh Wilson moving second place with 601 yards Casares, the 1956 champion, dropping to third with 599 yards. O'Connell's 11.37 average was two yards belter than (hat of little Eddie Le Baron of Washington, who held down second place. Unitas continued as the top I his ninth stakes triumph of the lifetime tdtal lo $554,210. Bounce Back Without Bob Cousy By UNITED PRESS The Boston Celtics- have so many "big guns" they don't even miss star Bob Cousy. The red-hot Boston quintet. Work seems to be progressing smoothly on the new special school building for handicapped children which Is scheduled for completion in January. The building is located on S. Cicott near Taft street. ' • (Pharos-Tribune Photo-Engraving.) College Basketball Results By UNITED PRESS Navy 70 American U. 67 iVest Virginia 109 VMI 50 Tordham 94 Roanoke 50 St. Bonaventure 76 Siena 47 Villanova 84 Philadelphia Tex. 63 South Phillips Oilers 78 Richmond 61 Louisiana St. 6B St. M_ary's 61 Georgia Tech 74 Davidson 52 Auburn 89 Jacksonville St. 50 •Midwest Iowa 65 SMU 60 (OT) Notre Dame 82 St. Ambrose 63 Bradley 97 Illinois Normal 47 Missouri 73 S. Dakota 62 Drake 67 S. Dakota State 58 Southwest Trinity 72 Southw.ester 62 Texas Christian 85 Austin 33 West Gonzaga 79 Whiteman 55 Stanford 64 St. Mary's (Calif.) 60 Notre Dame 82 St. Ambrose 63 Hanover 77 Ball State 59 Indiana Central 76 Eastern Illinois 61 Franklin 109 Huntington 71 Manchester 81 Kalamazoo (overtime) touchdown producer with 22 scor-i paced by Frank Ramsey and Bill ing tosses, along with the top isharman, who pumped in 67 points yardage at 2,031. Tittle's percent-1 between tiiem, downed the Detroit age was high with 62.8 per cent pistons, 1:!4-113, Tuesday night for of completions. Billy Wilson of San Francisco their 16th victory in 18 starts. Elsewhere, the St. Louis Hawks, and Jack Me Clairen of Pitts- .playing a: a .667 clip, defeated the burgh, in a ding-dong battle for j Minneapolis Lakers, 115-108; (he the pass catching championship,!Syracuse Nationals downed the each nabbed four last weekend, i Philadelphia Warriors, 119-%, and Wilson retained first place with 421 the New York Knickerbockers ral- 75! receptions and Me Clairen had 40. lied after a poor start to defeat Taylor 95 Bunker Hill Air Base 78 Central State of Ohio at Anderson postponed to Jan. 18, weather. Groza's 66 points — 27 conversions and 13 field goals — had him four points ahead of George Blanda of the Bears. the Cincinnati Royals, 110-104. The Hawks broke a 96-96 tie with eight minutes left to play in gaining their 12th win in 18 starts. by Boyd in the second round at Members . of Indiana's football squad Tuesday night voted end Tony Aloisio the "most valuable" player of the .1957 season. Aloisio, a 6-1, 200-pound veteran from Chillicothe, Ohio, now is eligible to compete for the Big Ten's most valuable player award presented annually to the outstanding player in the conference. Aloisio caught 14 passes during the past season and was a stalwart on defense for the Hoosiers who won only one contest all year. Madison Nov. 22. Square Garden on I A regular end as a sophomore in 1954., Aloisio interrupted his career "I thought that impressive victory would get Rory consideration, at least, as a challenger for Carmen Basilio's title — in case Robinson decides not to fight Basilio again," Bachman explained. "But we found he wasn't getting any consideration, so we've accepted a match with Spider Webb at the San Francisco Cow Palace, Jan. 20—to keep busy and get experi- Ind., and Mai Robertson combined ence." Tuesday to give the University of Webb, ranked sixth, outpointed. Southern California a new U.S. •Calhoun in August, 1956. Rory's !-n>ark for the two-man, 10-mile •only other defeat was on a disput- 'ed decision to Joery Giardello, rated fourth, last May 17. for a stint in the Army and returned to the campus as a junior in January. He still has a year of competition left. Truex and Partner Set Relay Record LOS ANGELES (UP) - Little Max Truex, the pride of Warsaw, But we haven't been able to •get Giardello back into the ring >gain," Bachman concluded. NEW YORK ('UP)—'Tis sad indeed that racing has no "rookie- NCAA cross-country mark, averaged 62.9 seconds for his 20 laps and Robertson seconds. averaged 65.5 relay. The two runners each ran alternate laps of a quarter mile in lh<; race against time on the Southern California campus. Southern Pacific AAU timers caught them in 44:49.8, more than 7 seconds better than the old record .set by Grady Neal and Wes iof-the-year" year award that could, Bond of San Jose State on Nov. 22. -be handed to such a deserving lit i Tr.uex, who last week set a new ;tle apprentice as Irish John Ruane .-for his 1957 riding achievements. '. Perhaps his 114 winners at Ja- Tnaica, Belmont and Saratoga— "and at least 20 others at lesser "tracks — will inspire the Thor- ^cughbred Racing Associations to ^'establish a rookie plaque. j Apprentices have been over- •Jooked by the TRA, which has its -horse of the year and its "best" ;in each age division. 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