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Page 4 TodayVSports THE TIPTON (INDIANA) DAILY TRIBUNE III., Purdue Have Math Possibilities By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer TAMPAL Fla. (UPI)—Johnny Bench had just signed his contract. It wasn't for as much as baseball's boy wonder originally said he was going to ask the Cincinnati Reds—$500,000 over three years—but for enough to keep him off welfare/About $85,000 a year, or right around the same figure Babe Ruth got at his salary peak. Now it was time for Johnny Bench to go to work. He kidded briefly j with some of his teammates the way ballplayers do their first "day back on the job and then Sparky Anderson, the . Reds' wise and patient manager, told him he'd like to see him in his private office a minute,' Working On Attitude "John," said the Cincinnati manager to his 23-year-old catcher when they were alone, "things are no different this spring ! than they were last. They're the same, and I expect the same fro you." "Don't worry about it, skip," Bench assured Anderson.. "Everything is gonna be the same." Johnny Bench led the National Iieague last yer with 148 RBrs\and with 45 homers while baitingS293. He waw a traffic cop behind the plate, cutting down 29 runners, and pickeed up his third straight Golden Glove award. On top of that he also was MVP. . • ' t But that really wasn't what Anderson was talking about to bench the other day when he told him he expected, the same from him this year as last. • The J Reds' manager was talking \ about something completely different — Johnny Bench's ; general equilibrium and overall attitude. In other words, ] he was talking to him about, i the way he handles himself. . j'Obeys The Rules' ° "I think the world of the boy personally," Anderson says. "I think jjohn can do more "for baseball off the field than he doj'onthe. field, that's how much I think of him; On the field he's 'capable of doing things that'll surely make him a Hall of Famer. Off the field I think he can do as much for baseball as Babe Ruth. I mean that sincerely." ; Sparky Anderson has three children, two boys, 12 and 9, and a girl; 10. Sometimes when he talks about Bench he sounds as if he's tailing about one of his own sons. "Maybe I have a fault, talking about Johnny Bench too much," he says. "I don't mean to because we have a great many Johnny Benches on our team. They're all fine'. high- grade fellows.. That's the kind we have in our entire organization. But when I talk about John personally I must say I don'tknow of any other athlete who has had as much success in so short a time who has. conducted himself any better; He obeys the rules. He at no times takes advantage of being' Johnny Bench." By ED SAINSBURY UPI Sports Writer CHICAGO (UPI)-Ohio State gets a chance to clinch at least a tie for the Big Ten basketball championship at Northwestern • Saturday, and Michigan, has to turn back home state rival' Michigan State to retain any hope for the crown in highlight conference games. The Buckeyes, who have not lost a conference game on the road 'in six previous starts, were an overwhelming choice to trip the Wildcats, who have won. only once in the last 11 games and who have a 5-16 season record compared to 17-5 for Ohio State.. Ohio State, with an 11-1 conference record, plays Iowa next Tuesday on the Buckeye court to close the season, and by beating both Northwestern and Iowa, Ohio State would grab its ninth undisputed Big Ten cage crown regardless of how Michigan fares. Frazier, All Predict Self can at Your Friendly Bank FARMERS LOAN & TRUST COMPANY I 110 E. Jeff. St. Tipton, Indiana PHILADELPHIA (UPI) While Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali predict victory in their Monday night heavyweight title fight, former world champion Jersey Joe Walcott observes the bout "could end in a draw." Walcott, a visitor at Frazier's Thursday workout, call sthe bout the "greatest and mot exciting fight in my estimation in the history of boxing," but refuses to give the edge to either fighter. Frazier completes the main phase of his workout today.and then leaves for New York to participate in the richest fight of all time. "There's only one thing in my Ufe that I haven't, achieved yet," Frazier said. "I've come a long way from working as a butcher and - I've achieved wealth and security for my family and I don't have to worry for the rest of my life. But Monday night, I want to achieve that last thing. I want to be the true champion." Frazier, who expects to weigh 205 • pounds for the fight, kept Bowling Starts 79-day Tourney ' DETROIT (UPI)— The 1971 American Bowling Congress tournament opens here Saturday for a 79-day run that will see more than 31,000 bowlers roll 265,004 games for prizes totaling $750,412. Entrants are coming from all 50 states plus Canada, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, Japan, England and Venezuela for bowling's top attraction. This year, the bowlers will compete on 40 lanes, specially installed at the riverfront Cobo Hall for the event. This year also will mark the return of Bill Doehrman of Fort Wayne, Ind., who will be competing in his 61st straight ABC tourney. Bqb Strampe, of Detroit, winner last year in the classic all events-category, isn't . scheduled' to bowl this, year until May 5. • chanting "two to go, two to go" as he completed Thursday's training session with five rounds of boxing against two sparring partners. Today's tapered-down workout and some road excercises Saturday in New York completes the training grind. The : Philadelphia^ who recounted his "seven long hard weeks of training and approximately 200 rounds of sparring," said 'there are "no secrets" for this bout. "I know what he's going to do and he knows what I'm going to do," Frazier said. "There are no secrets. We haye different stylesj want him to reach me because If he can't reach me, I can't reach him. And when he reaches me, I'll get inside and give him punishment like he's never had before." Can Frazier do it? He thinks so, despite Walcott*s casual "draw" observation. ABA Standings By United Press International East W. L. PcU GB 46 24 .657 ... 39 32 .549 7% 34 36 .486 12 31 41 .431 15% 29 40 .420 16% 30 42 .417 17 Virginia Kentucky New York Pittsburgh Carolina Floridians West W. L. Utah Indiana Memphis Denver Texas 48 44 36 25 22 20 23 35 44 47 Pet GB .706 ... .657 3% .507 13% .362 23% .315 26% Thursday's Results New York 114 Pittsburgh 110 Kentuckv 128 Floridians 119 Friday's Games Indiana at Utah Denver at Texas Memphis vs Carolina at Raleigh Floridians at Kentucky Pittsburgh vs Virginia at Norfolk (Only games scheduled) ARE YOU AVERAGE Motor News, published by the Auto Club of Michigan, has established through nationwide figures that the "average" motorist: 1. Has one minor moving vehicle violation every 3.7 years, such as improper turn, one armed driving. 2. Has a serious moving violation every. 9.2 years, such as running a red light, driving left of center, careless driving.. 3. Has a negligent property damage accident costing over $100 once in ten years and a non-fatal injury accident every 68 years. 4. Would drive, 16,400,000 miles before having a fatal accident. The average motorist drives about 500,000 miles in his lifetime. 5. Gets a reckless driving ticket every 69.5 years and a speeding ticket every 15 years. . 6. Gets a ticket for driving under the influence every 436 years. Our agency is looking for the average or better motorist. Come see us. RITZ AGENCY 115 North Main Street • AGENTS: V, Eugene Ritz C.P.C.U. Tipton, Indiana Nancy Curry Michigan, though, also will be ) and could tie for the crown playing for a tournament berth/ should Ohio State lose both re- The Big Ten champion automatically qualifies for the NCAA tournament and this year the conference has cleared the path for its runner-up, or more than one team, to play in the National Invitational Tournament, and should Michigan finish second, an NIT bid would be almost automatic. Michigan; though, could get a rugged battle, even at home, from Michigan State, which has a 3-8 conference record compared with 9-2 for the Wolverines. Only two other teams, Purdue and Indiana, retain a mathematical chance' for a title tie. Both have 8-3 conference marks. Bucks Win Again MILWAUKEE, Wis. (UPD- The Milwaukee Bucks tied two National Basketball Association records with a.U&413'win.over the Buffalo Braves Thursday night and will be trying to break one of them tonight against Detroit. The win was the 18th in a row for the Bucks, tying an NBA mark set last year by the New York Knicks, The Bucks also tied the record for games won at home—33—set in the 1949-50 season by. the old Rochester Royals. The team will be trying ,to bteak the- consecutive win record, tonight against the Pistons at Detroit and Milwaukee coach Larry Costello said he maining games and Michigan lose two of its three. Both had only a long shot chance, therefore, and must win Saturday [ to retain any chance at all. Indiana will be at home against' Iowa and Purdue at home against Illinois, while Wisconsin plays at Minnesota in the final conference contest. While a mathematical chance remained for a playoff, it appeared that only Ohio State and Michigan were logically in contention for such a game. Should they finish in a title tie, they would be listed as-co-' champions and would play each other, probably at Purdue, on March 16 with the winner advancing to the NCAA tournament. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1971 Cage-ology ' UPI 88 Teams Rbssvilfe, C-0 Favorties :.. . Thanks Parke Mehlig Clip and Save Parke Mehlig I.U. Swimmers Lead Meet COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI)The onlyj thing Indiana swimming coach Dr. James Counsil-. man found ot to his liking after the first I night of action in the 1971 Big ; TenjSwimming championships was ''the times, were too slow." ' Counsilman, who has built the Hoosiers into the top swimming power in the nation, saw his squad capture four of the five events held during Thursday night's opening round. Minnesota's Craig Lincoln, with the one-meter diving title, was the" other winner. Counsilman said he was satisfied | with the favored Hoosiers' 184-86 . margin over runnerup Ohio State, with 13 more events to follow Friday and Saturday. "But the times were, too slow," Counsilman said. "This is a slow pool." The young Indiana swimmers, led by John Kinsella, Gary Hall and Mrk Spitz, swept to one NCAA 'and three conference records in the 500- yard freestyle, the 200-yard freestyle, the^Off-yard individual medley and the SDryari freestyle. The Indiana 400-yard medley relay team of Stamm, Hall, Gary Conelly and Peder Dahlberg won in 3:29.25. 1 taite Major League Baseball- lay Ball" Brings Out Braves' Cepeda By United Press International It's funny the way some holdouts react to the impending cry of "play ball." ' Atlanta first baseman Orlando. Cepeda just managed to would "go all out" for that one. beat today's opening of the "Sure, I- want the record,' Costello said. "But after that we're just.going to take it easy. We've got to get ready for the playoffs. They're a hell of a lot more important than any records." ,'''.•.,> For most of the game against Buffalo it looked like the Bucks were going to tie the record in a breeze. But with the score 102-82, Buffalo ran off 14 points in a row and moved at one point to within three at 107-104. But the Bucks got a couple of quick baskets and wrapped up the win. Oscar Robertson with 32 points and Lew Alcindor with 25 led Milwaukee while Bob Kauffman with 26 and Dave May with 25 led Buffalo. Colonels - Nets ArV Preparing for Playoff By United Press International The New York Nets and the Kentucky Colonels, two of the hottest teams in the American Basketball • Association, are priming themselves for the upcoming playoffs. The Nets, sparked by Rick Barry's 33-point effort, beat the Pittsburgh Condors 114-110 and Kentucky, led by Dan Issel's31 points, ripped the Floridians 128-119 in a 1 doubleheader at Miami Beach Thursday night. Barry, who missed 25 games earlier in the season as the Nets floundered, hit two cluth free throws with eight seconds left to give New York its eighth victory in the last 11 games. The Nets led 112-110 when, Barry was fouled and he converted both attempts to put' the game out of reach. Braves' | exhibition season by signing bis 1971 contract for an estimated $95,000. Cepeda thought he had the credentials for a hundred-grand season with his 1970 record of a . :305 batting average, 34 home . runs and. Ill RBI's. But Paul Richards is a tough competitor at the negotiating table and. the club vice president convinced the Dominican 1 Republic player to settle for less. r . Manager Luman Harris 'named j George Stone, Tom Kelley and Steve Barber to -j, pitch against the Montreal Expos today. Atlanta, however, lost some strength Thursday, when second baseman Felix Millan suffered a cut left big toe when he was stepped on by Ralph Garr in a base-running drill. Rookie Earl Williams then Jl suffered a broken nose when he collided with Garr in a rundown Play. Stan . Bahnsen, Bill Burback and Ron Klimkowski make up the New* York Yankees pitching rotation against the Washington Senators, who sch3eduled Bill .Gogolewski, Mike. Thompson and Jim Southworth for today's game. • . - J In other games, Pittsburgh plays the Chicago White Sox, San Francisco meets; the Chicago White Sox, Oakland faces San Diego, Boston tackles Houston and the Tokyo Lotte Orions play an exhibition with Milwaukee. Boston Manager Eddie Kasko recieved word that Ray Culp's shoulder muscle pull has healed and the veteran righthander is ready to test his arm early next week. Culp had a 17-14 record last year. Outfielder Tom m i e Agee (possible ; kidney stone), and infielders Al Weis (bruised right knee) and Bob Aspromonte - (pulled groin .muscle) were New York Mets casualties who will miss Saturday's game with the St. Louis Cardinals. Most other teams were at top physical strength. ; NBA Standings By United Press International Mengelt, Steele On All-Sec Team ATLANTA (UPI)-Two players from Indiana were named today to the 1971 United Press International all - Southeastern Conference basketball team. John Mengelt of Elwood, Ind.,. and Auburn, a 6-2 senior, was named to the first team. '• The third team included 'Larry Steele of Bainbridge, Ind., a 6-5 senior for Kentucky. Atlantic Division New York ,Philadelphia Boston j Buffalo W. 47 42 39 19 L. 26 32 34 55 GB Pet, .644 ... .568 5% .534'8 "'.257 28% Baltimore Atlanta Cincinnati Cleveland Central Division W. L. Pet, 38 33 29 44 27 45 12 60 . GB .397 10 .375 11% .167 26% Midwest Division W. 63 44 44 42 L. 11 26 27 28 Pet. .851 .629 -.620 .600 Phone 675-7477 Carr, Humes, Mengelt, McGinnis In Top Ten GB 17 19 GH NEW YORK (UPI)-Johnny t 40-point per game average. Au Neumann of Mississippi con- burn boasts the talents of John tinues to hold the top spot in ; Mengelt of Elwood, 1 Ind., who is 9% 12% 13% individual scoring in the latest major college basketball statistics released by the NCAA, but the state of Indiana is represented in the next three places. Neumann carries a 40.1 average into Saturday's windup against Auburn and needs 37 points to finish with an even 10th in scoring with a 27.9 average. Second is Austin Carr of Notre Dame, 37.4; third is Idaho State's Willie Humes of Madison, Ind., 34.0, and fourth is Indiana's George McGinnis, 30.7. ; X-Milwaukee Chicago Phoenix Detroit X-CIinched div. title . Pacific Division W. L. Pet. Los Angeles 45 27 .625. San Francisco 36 37 .493 San Diego 33 40 .452 Seattle 31 40 .437 Portland 23 49 ,319 22 Thursday's Results Milwaukee 116 Buffalo 113. Friday's Games , Milwaukee at Detroit New York at Philadelphia Atlanta at Los Angeles Chicago vs. San Francisco at San diego Seattle at San Diego Porltland vs. Cincinnati FOR A WINNING WEEKEND See the 1971 Tractors & Mowers I- ''at Henderson Sales 4th & Jefferson By Eldon Cage This column voted for six hoos­ ier connected College Basketball players for the 10.spots on the UPI All-American first and second teams. Too, we voted for a Hoosier native John Wooden as the Coach of the Year. I ; The six Hoosier connected All- americans of our choice are ustin Carr, Billy Sherpherd, orge McGinnis, John Mengelt, b. Ford and Steve Downing. This left only room for Artis ilmore, Sidney Wicks and a couple ot more pretty fair cagers. The UPI "will be ready, to announce the AU-Ameriean team fJunday or Monday. C-0 Rossyille's Hornets, winners e Frankfort Sectional last jweek, faces the strong Lebanon Tigers of "Rick Mountville" in the Frankfort Regionals at 2 p.m. following the Crawfordsville-North Putnam game at 12:30 p.m. We saw Lebanon. in the Holiday Tourney and the Tigers are tough, but on a given day the Hornets sting would be too much for Lebanon. C-0 This column has had many interesting and sports educational correspondence during the past few weeks, and we are grateful for all of the fine contributions and today we are privileged to pass on to the readers a composition' by an 80 plus year old Tipton native, Mr. Parke Mehlig who graduated from Tipton High School in 19Q3, was in many fine occupations and is a retired CoUege Professor and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon. He was a corresponding friend of the late Ham Riggs, which he explains in his letter today.. Our" sincere thanks to Mr^ Mehlig and an invitation to make another contribution soon. Mr. Mehlig's letter is as follows: = , C-0 835 S. 11th St. . Corvallis, Ore. Feb. 25, 1971 Mr. Eldon Cage Sports Editor Daily Tribune Tipton; Ind. Dear "Cage-ology"; I see by your column that you would like to have some information about football at Tipton H.S. in the early part of the 19 hundreds and I am sure I can help you as I was right in the thick of the fight in those days. There was no organized football at T.H.S. before 1900.. In 1898 and 1899 we had a kid-team, not connected with the high school, called the Tipton Athletic Club. This team was the source of most of the players who made up the real first T.H.S. team in the fall of 1900 when 1 was a sophomore, I had played right halfback on the T.A.C. team and continued at that same position in 1900, 1901 and 1902. Our first game in 1900 was a massacre" Kokomo won 62 to 0. Then Sheridan beat us 18 to 0 and we decided we had had enough for one year except for a class game in which our sophomore-senior team beat the junior-freshman combination 17 to 16. By the fall of 1901 we were ready to try again, this time- with much better results. We beat Peru.HJS. at Peru'11 to 5 and Boxley HJS. at Tipton 11 to 5. Kokomo H.S. beat us at Tipton 5 to 0 on the last play of the game. Kokomo was not scored on that season. Our season ended on Thanksgiving when we beat our. Alumni 35 to 0. ! Touchdowhs counted five points. In the fall of 1902 our first game was against the Alumni at their request as they wanted to play early before we had had much experience and.the game ended 0 to 0. Apparently they had a point. Noblesville swamped us 32 to 0 in our next game and then we beat Hobbs HjS. 82 to 0 in a game shortened, by 15 min- Tribime Sports Writer utes at Hobb's request. In those days Hobbs had a three year high school. That was all for that season. . It was always bard to get much of a schedule. The 1900 and 1901 gameswere played at the old Innis grounds just across Cicero Creek at the foot of Diehl St. In 1902 we played at the. old . fairground, southwest of town.. I recall having played with the Alumni in 1903. when we won 11 to 6. I do not have any further record of that year. During the 1906 season I was the volutiteer, unpaid coach of the team, of which Ray H. Bower, later County Surveyor and City Engineer, was captain.. We tied both Frankfort and Elwood OtoO, won a forfeited game from Noblesville when Noblesville left the field, and beat the Alumni 24 to 0. From the 1913 Tiptonian — "The football season was short this year (1912). Only a few games were played with other schools. Tipton 24, Goldsmith 7, and Tipton 0; Goldsmith, 0. .In the first game Daniels and Frisz were quite sensational with their forward passing which was successful three times. The other games although of lesser importance were on- the whole successful," no scores for these are given. From the October, 1913, Tip­ tonian (a monthly publication that year) I find that the team bea the Tipton Specials 10 to 0, but lost to Goldsmith 67 to 0. Quote "This contest is only referred to in whispers and then only in secluded places. We believe every'member of the team will remember this game until time immemorial." No effort wasf made to continue football in 1914. The first issue of.the monthly Tiptonian that fall says under football, "This sport has vanished from our midst never to be recalled. The parents of the students will be glad to hear this." However,' like the Phoenix from its ashes T.H.S. football has been recalled and J am sure most of the parents are glad. This is all the information I have on the early nineteen hundred football teams. If you wish I shall be glad to write further to you regarding the Conditions under which we played. I am sure the present day players would more fully appreciate their fine facilities if they knew of our handicaps and difficulties. ' I would also like to recall the 1915 track teams of which I was the' coach and to tell just what happened that caused T'.HJS. to drop out of. the Tipton County Track Meet. I am very glad ypu.have started your Cage-ology column. I had had a notion, to write to you asking you to start such a column. I had always enjoyed Ham Riggs "Sidelines". He and I had a very enjoyable letterwriting friendship and I hated to see him leave the Tribune and when he died I-knew I had lost a fine friend. With best wishes to you and your column. Sincerely Yours, Parke Mehlig T.H.S. '03 „ SERvffl 122 W.J.fforcoi 675-2540 * Tune-up * Washing •Brake Service * Lubrication j REOPENING Ruth Anne'l Beauty Shop Coll For Appointment- Atlanta 292-2571 Ruth Anne Bryant

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