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7C -.H*v 30, 1976 · SMII^CY CcMtte-Jfcif : Chvtafbn. »« Virile* HALL OF FAME 1920 Mile Great Joie Ray To Be Inducted June 11-12 BERR1EN SPRINGS. Mich. Lfi - More than half a century after he set a world record in the mile run, Joie Ray is being inducted into the National Track and Field Hall of Fame. · Ray, now G, says be plans to be on hand when he and nine other track stars are honored during the June 11-12 ceremonies at Charleston. W. Va. "I never really tried to get the mile record," Ray recalled. "I just went out and tried to beat the other fellow . . .that's all." He claimed the world mark in the mile during 1925. When he set that record at 4 minutes and 12 seconds, Ray was 32 years old. Some sports writers of the 1920s labeled Ray "the greatest running machine ever" and he dominated the distance events in this country for nearly 20 years. Ray won the AAU national title in the mile eight times, and held it for seven consecutive years. He also is the onetime holder of nine other national AAU titles. He amassed over KO medals, ribbons and trophies for his running feats. He made the U.S. Olympic squad three times but injuries hobbled his bids in 1920 and 1924. He finished fifth in the 193 marathon, his best Olympic performance. Confidence was one of Ray's hallmarks. His brother, Robert Rtv of Milwaukee, Wis.. reported Joie sometimes spotted challengers leads of 100 or 200 yards and still woo a mile race. Ray's competitive career ended in 1932 but until three years ago. he still ran at least one mile per day. He will be -the oldest of the 10 persons being inducted Into the hall next month. Others Include Bobby Hayes. Billy Mills and Steve Prefontaine. Dr. Kenneth J. Doherty, former University of Michigan track coach, also will be honored for "meritorious achievement" in sports. Trabk Star Joie Ray With Medals and Trophies He Held World Record in Mile During 1920s U.S. Olympic Foe */ M · 7-2RussianWoman NEW YORK (AP) - The tallest member of.lhe U.S. Olympic basketball team 'is 6 feet 4, and the average height of the squad is only" about 5-10. But the coach is optimistic that the Americans will emerge as challengers to the heavily, favored Soviets and their 7-foot-2 center. . ;It's'not'that the Americans are short. It's just that 7-2 is tall fpr a woman. · For the first time in Olympic-history, women, led by the Soviet center Uliana Se- menova, will be competing for medals in basketball. The six-team roundrobjh tournament begins Monday, July 19 at Montreal's EtienneDesmarteau Centre, site ,o( what probably will shape up as a USA- USSR duel among the men.:. ; The top three finishers in the World Championships at Call,. Colombia--the Soviet Union; Japan and-'CzechoslovakL- j-are assured .of berths for the women's was entered as the host nation. But the Un- team ' or seven years of international competition," Billie Jean Moore, head coach of the U.S. team and coach at Cal State-Fullerton, said. "But if we get in, and there's no reason we shouldn't/then I'd have to say we're very much in contention for a medal." The United States, which is practicing at Central Missouri State University in Warrenburg. Mo., drew North Korea, Poland, France and Mexico in Group A of the qualifying round. In Group. B are South Korea, Bulgaria, Italy, Cuba and Great Britain. After roundrobin play, the top two teams in each group meet to determine who will get the two Olympic berths. · "The only thing I can go by," said Coach ; Moore of the- United States' chances to qualify, "is that Italy and South Korea fin. isned fourth and fifth in the World Championships. Mexico was No. 2 to us in 1 the Pan Am Games, and France has a strong . i'ted States and nine other nations must compete for the other two spots in aqu.ali; fying round at Hamilton, Ont., beginning t-he.. last week^in June.. , : . USSR Favored ·: "I think that there is no question that the USSR is favored/They haven't lost in. six Charlotte Lewli Tallest charlotte Lewis of Illinois State University. is the tallest American team member at M, but Miss Moore says the nucleus of what she calls a well-balanced team is Nancy Dunkle, of Cal State-Fullerton; Lu- s ia Harris of Delta State; Ann Meyers of UCLA and Julie Simpson of Gallup, N.M. "They've had previous international experience and we're looking to them to give us a lot of leadership," she said. ;The women will play by international rules, using both zone and one-on-one defense. "International rules are similar to what we play, but it's much more physical," she said. "The adjustment is sort of like a college player going into pro basketball.''- . . . 5 City Players In Semifinals Of Tourney SPRINGFIELD, Ohio-Five Charleston players have advanced to the semifinals of the Howard Z. Dredge Memorial Pay Tennis tournament that started here Friday. In the boys 12-and-under top-seeded John Prokity won, as did No. 3 seed Jimmy- Lewis. Second-seeded Bud Vredeveld won i boys 14-and-under.. in girls 14-and-under Vickie Thaxton is NO. 1 seed. She drew a bye the first round. Bobby Jacobs is second-seeded in boys 16. The girls 18 will start today and Char- · lesion's Anne White is top-seeded. Perry's Wins Midweek Title Pt-rry's Nationwide Insurance is the Midweek Bowling League champion. The team is composed of Terry Lilly, Herb Hively, Bill Lanham, Lawrence Fields, -Bert Shea, Brady Cummings, Jack Perry and Phil Bender. Runner-up - Shaffer's. High league average: Don Ronk, 184; high series - Dennis Meddings, 663; high game - Dennis Meddings, 267, Arch Nida, 267. Most improved bowler - Keith Buckalew. Other league champions: St. Albans major: champion - Posi- seal. Team members -- Frank Sdtoen, Joe Mitchell, Eldem Jones, Bill Dent, Bill Hammar, Walt Gerhold, Arch Nida. Runner-up - Spring Hill Pastry. High average - Chuck Powers, 191; high series - Chuck Powers, 6M; Dennis Meddings 692; High game - Gary Grinstead 267. Most improved bowler - Richard Connett. . St. Albans city champion - Sherwin- Williams Paint. Team members - Jim Cassell, Hurlid Ashworth, Howard Cody, David Show, Jim Stelle, Gene Show, Bob Spradling. Runner-up - Bill Morrison Realty. High average - Ernie Lore 183; high series - Dave Snyder high game - Bob Sampson 266. Most improved bowler -Garvie Eggleton. Portable Compressors, Compactors, Brokers and Rock Dris · SALES · SERVICE t PARTS · RENTALS For Industry, Mining, Construction and Aiod fields WATCH FOR NEW LOCATION ANNOUNCEMENT In The Meantime 1111 toftrnM RMd bM Mfc SKOAL AIUNGIMENTS h ffct y« fat, JipmMU M4l cmpltti itnkt wHfc frit · flkk tf fa Ml CALL COLLECT Casey...412-922-3200 a\ Ruin Your Vacation With Tire Troubles. . .Buy Now When You Can Choose Your Price ZETA STEEL BELTED RADIAL WMTEWALL BUMS BR78xl3 UCN FR78x)4 OR 78x15 33 (MM HR8xl4 HR78xl5 JR78xl5 LR78xl5 A1LHKB WWII WALLnKLBS PU« I!.T. 11 Itt 3.47 p« tin fcp«ittit t*yi ll-vndw John Prokity bye; Jim Lewis (C) d. Matt Chapman (Portsmouth) M, 6-3; Kep Smith (Dayton) d. Rick Bosen (Parkersburg) 6-3, 6-1; David Rhodes (Parksrsburg) d. John Ruian (Springlield) 6-2, 6-0; Steve Pllman (Indianapolis) d. Shawn Modesitt (Vienna) (-1, 6-0 Second Round Chtrnpiontnlp Prokily d. Steve Sopko (Columbus) 6-3, 6-4; Lewis d. Rhoades 6-0,6-3 a · · Clrli 12-tindor First Round CMmpitnUilp Wendy Detrick (Springlleld) d. Gfgi Kendel (Parkersburg) 7-6, 3-6,6-2; Boys 14-Undcr First Round Championship Bud Vredeveld (Chas) d. Brian Fennerty (Indianapolis) 6-0, 6-2; Ricky Rhoades (Park) d. Andy Vance (Zanesville) 64, 6-0; Chris Laux (Springlield) d. Robby Robertson (Chas) 64, 6-4; George Huang (Detroit) d. John Nilson (Vienna) 7-6, 0-6, 6J; SKond Round Championship Vredeveld d. Merlh Mutlu (Springlleld), x6-0,6-0; Phil Hollcmay (Columbus) d. Rhoades 6-2, 4-6, trt Girls 14-Undcr First Round Championship vickfc Tnaiton (Chas) bye; Kim Walker (Vienna) d. Lo, i Sheehan (Sprlnglield) 5-7, 6-0, 6-0; SKOIM Round Championship Thailon d. Jamie Bechel (Springlteld) 6-0, 6-0; Cindy Hall (Indianapolis) d. walker M, 64 Beys lt-Unotr First Round Championship .. John Howerton (Logan) d. Ted Plaltcnburg (Dayton) 6-1 6-; Mark Holstein (Chas) d. Stewart Wilson (Portsmouth) 6-1.6-1. Pete Srarft (Springfield) d. Scott Cochran (Vienna) 6-1. 6-2; Bob Jacobs (Chas) d. Greg Forsyth (Jackson) 6-0. 6-3 Second Round CMmplonihlp Rusty Schuberl (Springlield) d. Howerlon 6-1 6-0; Andy Huddle (Lancaster) d. Holstein 1-6.6-3.6-2; Jact*s d. Jim HuMmgn (Springlield) t-', 6-2 Cirls 16-Untftr First Round Chimplonsnip Keli Custenborder (Dayton) d. Janet Dinicola (Vienna) 6-1. 6-2; Lynn Shores (Chas) d. Carol Stevens TIGER PAW WHITEWALL · 11/32 Treed A78xl3 E78xl4 F78xU 078x14 078x15 EACH EACN H78xl4 H78xl5 1.78x15 Mis 1.74U 3.00 Fderri ExchcTm Jtr Tire *«M«*I I" .fat N.Trdt UNIROYAL FASTRAK' 2 Polyester Cord Plies| in0tnnn 2 Fiberglass Belts WHITEWALL A78xl3 C78xl4 C78xl4 E78xU F78xl4 F78xl4 G78xl4 G78x15 H78xl5 H78xl4 J78xl5 L78xl5 Second Round Cnampionsnip Leah Earl (Cokimbus) d. S!VB 3-4, 7-4. 6-2; Firti Ktund c*noln*n . Sara Kou-s (Psrti-oum) 6-0. 6-1 Dcpendivt on Size No Trade Required Fiat Bound OumpmiUBf Tor.y Tof line (S5ri--s!*l(!) C. John B«vere (Perk) 6-1. M; Don Warner (Park) d, Kyl« BucMnnon (Pert 6-1. M: Pete CuRice (ZaTO'iUe) d Jonn Kin; (St. Mbsnu 64, 6-1; M!ke l*jr?*r (Zant) d. Ot~ Oadjiarb (Chas) 6-3. 14. 6-2; B"! Start! (SpringlieH:) C. «lly Counn (S A ) 6-1. 6-1; Dt" Keltlos (Park) drew trrt . warntr «. H; Rissiu Women Led by 7-foot-2 Uliana Semenova (6) jAverage Heigit of U.S. Womwi Is 5-fdoMO UNIROYAL 1MB 344-2321 TIRES TWWf ·OttlSfcUWBST. 342-6118 irs (SX) S«; 6yt: CoirrtJ (S.»

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