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Franklin Cubs Roll to 41-28 Conference Win Over Pirates By DON AUSTIN Taking advantage of a woefully weak local defense that consistently permitted long gains on running plays, the Franklin Grizzly Cubs rolled to a 41-28 victory over Greensburg's Pirates in a wide open South Central Conference football game at Shriver Field here Friday night. A Homecoming crowd estimated at 1,500 was on hand for the high-scoring contest that saw the Buccaneers of Coach Bill Bless jump off to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and hold a 14-7 advantage in the second period before fading. However, the sadly lacking Greensburg defense gave up four touchdowns in the second quarter and the visitors were in command the rest of the way. It was the same story as last week in the 26-21 loss to Martinsville — good enough offense but no defense. Slow reaction, faulty maneuvers by the secondary and poor pursuit enabled the fleet-footed Cub runners to rack up a total of 401 yards on the ground, including seven runs of 20 yards or more. Franklin also had one 43-yard pass play that was good for a touchdown. The Tree City gridders, on the other hand, netted only 121 yards rushing, considering 32 yards were lost when the passer was smeared, but gained 140 through the air as quarterback George Lanning completed eight of 14. The sloppily played affair was marred by an even 200 yards in penalties — 115 against the winners and 85 against the locals. For the Grizzly Cubs, who so far have either won big or lost the same way, it was their second victory in three outings and brings their conference record to 1-1. The loss was the third in a row for the Pirates and . their second straight in league play. Pirates Score The rather weird game started off in normal enough fashion. After an exchange of punts the Blessmen chalked up the first touchdown midway in the opening round after a 55-yard gallop by halfback Danny Jones to the Franklin one yard line, from where quarterback Lanning went over on a wide sweep. Jones added the PAT with a placekick for a 7-0 Grensburg lead. The nightmarish second period first saw Franklin fullback Jesse Leach break away for a 23-yard gain on what should have been a routine off-tackle smash and then score from 12 yards out on the same play. Halfback Denny Dougherty added the point on an end run for a 7-7 tie with 7:20 to go in the half. The Pirates came right back with a TD on a 60-yard pass play from Lanning to split end Bob Lay, who juggled the ball momentarily after it was deflected slightly by a Cub defender before turning and racing unmolested to the endzone. Jones' kick was good again and it was 14-7, Greensburg. But local fans had little to cheer about thereafter as it was all Franklin in the last — Daily News Photo. GREENSBURG TOUCHDOWN — Bob Lay, who plays split end for the local Pirate foot- boll team, is pictured going over the goal line for Greensburg's second touchdown against Frankiin Friday at the end of a 60-yard run after he caught a pass from quarterback George Lanning in the second quarter. This TD and the subsequent PAT gave the Pirates a 14-7 lead but the Grizzly Cubs won the game 41-28. Franklin players in the picture, who futilely chased Lay to the- goal, are Steve Nash and Mark Hart. brought the count to 28-14 at the halftime intermission. Second Half Things setled down a bit after the break. Two Franklin marches were halted at the local 25 yard line — the first when linebacker Bob Barker aroke through to drop Cub quar- :erback Ed Faught for a 12-yarc oss and the other when reserve tackle Steve Boyd fell on a fumble. About the only good offensive maneuver for Greensburg in the period was a 27-yard carry by fullback Bill Tucker to the Franklin 45. The Pirates couldn't get going though and late hi the period were forced to punt to the Cub 40. A 15-yard penaly for grabbing the lace mask moved the pigskin to the local 45 and McMahon moved it 15 more to a first down on the 30. The hard scrambling Leach added eight and then circled left end for the remaining 22 and another Franklin touchdown. Dougherty's run for the extra point made the score 35-14 as the third stanza came to a close. The victors got their final TD early in the fourth canto after recovering a Greensburg fumble at the local 37. Dougherty set it up with a long run to the five yard marker, where he was tripped up by Lay. Quarterback Faught sneaked over from the one three plays later. A fumble in the Cub backfield nixed the try for point. The Buccaneers did come back with a pair of late "face-saving" touchdowns that at least made utes of the half First halfback i th e final score more respectable, Ron McMahon slS off t?cae f lthou f the issue had already and scampered 49 yards to a been declded score. Leach adding the point on a line plunge. Next, Dougherty intercepted a long pass at the Cub 35, returning it to the local 40, from where he made another 20 around left end and Leach took it over in two plays on runs of 17 and three yards. Leach j also added the point again on J '-> min- a long pass to Dougherty, snatched it from between a line plunge. Then, to cap off the disastrous quarter, with one second showing on the clock Leach heaved who two Greensburg defenders and raced across the double stripe for Franklin's fourth six-pointer within a space of 7% minutes, the play covering 43 yards. McMahon's successful sweep of his right end for the point-after Steve Chitwood Is Lineman of Week The Lineman of the Week belt for play in Greensburg's 41-28 defeat at the hands of Franklin Friday night went to Steve Chitwood, a 6-3, 185-pound junior tackle. While anchoring one side of the local line on both offense and denfense, Chitwood stalled a Grizzly Cub march in the second period with a fumble recovery at the Pirate 35 and in the fourth quarter scored a touchdown on a five-yard tackle eligible pass, then blocked a Frank- ;lin punt at then: five yard line, setting up Greensburg's fourth TD. He succeeds Daryl Smith, junior end, as Lineman of the Week and as such will wear the belt provided by the Greensburg Jaycees until the game next Friday at ShelbyviUe. Burney Sure Of Tie For Loop Crown Burney clinched at least a tie for first place in the Decatur County High School Baseball League Friday by winning a fourth straight loop game, 19-0, at the expense of Clarksburg. In another tilt postponed from Thursday Jackson whitewashed St. Paul 14-0. Burney, which can wrap up the title undisputed with a win over New Point Monday, blasted 17 hits and scored in every inning while Charles Elliott was spacing seven Clarksburg hits in hurling the shutout. Elliott, who fanned nine and didn't walk any, was aided by two double plays and helped his own cause with a triple and two singles. Nugent and Whipple also had three safeties apiece for the winners and Joerger and J. Elliott collected two each. Gillespie was the losing pitcher for visiting Clarksburg. Jim Muckerheide had two of the losers' seven hits. Jim Petro. Jackson hurler, turned in a brilliant pitching performance as he twirled a two-hit shutout to lead his team to an easy decision over visiting St. Paul. He got all the backing he needed as Hunsinger unloaded a three-run homer in the contest which saw the hosts score freely. Jackson will host Sandcreek Monday. A contest between Sandcreek and New Point, scheduled for Thursday, has been postponed until Tuesday. STATISTICAL SUMMARY Gbg Fr First Downs 9 15 Total Net Y'dage 324 572 From Rushing 121 401 From Passing 140 43 On Interceptions 0 25 On Kickoff R'tns 63 83 On Punt R'tns 0 20 Passes Attempted 16 5 Passes Completed 8 1 Passes Int'cepted by 0 1 Fumbles 3 6 Fumbles Lost 1 3 Ave. Yards on Punts 28 21 Yards Penalized 85 115 After the ensuing kickoff to the Pirate 22, where Dodds made a second fumble recovery — this time by one of his teammates — Lanning hit Lay with a pass that was good for 38 yards. A four- yard aerial to halfback Phil Shutters and a six-yard carry by Jones enabled a first on the Franklin 30 and a pass interference penalty produced another on the 15. Score on' Pass Halfback Alan Goddard made five yards and a half-the-distance penalty against Franklin moved the ball to the five before Lanning passed to Steve Chitwood, wide open in the end- zone, on the tackle eligible play. Jones' first placekick was nullified by an offside penalty but rie made his second try also. On the next series of downs, Chitwood blocked a Franklin punt, with help from end Daryl Smith, Greensburg taking over on the Cub five. Goddard drove :or four yards and Jones tore :hrough a hole over left tackle :or the score. The placekick by Jones was deflected by a Frankin defender but still made it over the crossbar, barely, bring- "ng the final score to 41-28. Greensburg got the ball once more, for the last play of the |ame, after a fumble recovery guard Pat McCarty at the Franklin 38, but Lanning was unable to get rid of the ball because of a strong rush and little protection — a situation that prevailed most of the evening. The Pirates played the last half without the services of tackle Jim Klene, who was sidelined with a bruised shoulder. Greensburg's next game is at Shelbyville Friday night. Seeing action for the locals were: Quarterback, George Lanning; halfbacks, Bob Barker, Danny Jones, Larry McCam- ment, Alan Goddard, Mike See, Phil Shutters, Danny Lyons; fullback, BUI Tucker; ends, Bob Lay, Bruce Baldwin, Daryl Smith, Mike Dodds; tackles, Steve Chitwood, Jim Klene, Ed Parker, Tom Ogden, Steve Boyd, Dave Boone; guards, Rick Phillips, Pat McCarty, Dave Riedeman, Roger See, Rodney King; centers, Ted Thornburg, Frank Hamilton. Franklin starters: Quarterback, Noel Heminger; halfbacks, Denny Dougherty, Ed Faught; fullback, Jesse Leach; ends, Warren Craft, Darrell Lyon; tackles, Fred Mitchell, BUI Bensheimer; guards, Tim Coble, Jerry Rupley; center, John Norton. Grccnsburg (InJ.) Daily News, Saturday, Sept. |g, 1965 P«E3 Parkside Lanes Ladies Wednesday Afternoon League W L Public Paint Store 6 2 Harris City Stone Co. 6 2 Bower TV Service 4 4 Redmond and Son 4 4 Herbert's Shell 4 4 Team No. 9 44 Stapp & Miller Const. 3 5 Team No. 5 . 35 Team No. 7 \ 3 5 Lake Santee 3 5 High series: Mary Cruser, 495. High games: Mary Cruser, 200-171, 169-151; Dorothy Schroeder, 178; Patty Fonseth, 168; Gin Reisman, 167; Lillian Poling, 166; Mabel Fry, 164; Leora,Walters, 161; Mary Alice Bauer, 154; and Maxhre Lauer, 151. Splits converted: Marceal Graves, 7-9; and Mary Weston and Doris Kendall, 2-7. Officers previously elected are: Jean Stephen, president; Martha Fry, vice president; Mary Cruser, secretary; Mary Weston, treasurer; and Leora Walters, sargeant of arms. NEW CONTRACT PHILADELPHIA (UPI) —The Philadelphia Phillies announced Friday that they had entered into a working agreement with San Diego of the Triple A Pacific Coast League. The PhiUies dropped their agreement with Little Rock last week. San Diego has been a part of the Cincinnati organization for the last two seasons. Bob Mathias May Run for Congress VISALIA, Calif. (UPI)—Two- time Olympic decathlon champion Bob Mathias acknowledged Friday that he is considering running for Congress next year as a Republican. Rumors have been circulating for several weeks that Republicans in the 18th congressional district were trying to talk Mathias into running against incumbent Harlan Hagen. The 33-year-old Mathias conceded he is giving serious consideration to the proposal and may make up his mind within a few weeks. "I think this area needs a young, energetic person with ideas and fortitude to work for the people in this district," he said. Mathias said he belongs to no political organization and has not been active in politics. "I could start clean," he said. The closest he has come to politics was his appointment to the President's Youth Fitness Program. Parkside Lanes Wednesday Late League Pts. Decatur National Eckrich Franks Broadway Florist Curtis Barbershop Gordon Foods Kams Katers Millhousen Knights Greensburg DaUy News Batterton Drugs Bob & Mac's Royals Gulf Plastics High series: Bob Huber, 671; Walker Beagle, 617; Art Duerstock, 605; Hubert Meyer, 599; Paul Hoffman, 584; and Dutcn Kanrerling, 575. High games: Bob Huber, 257; Don Martin, 234; Paul Hoffman, 232; and Walker Beagle, 232. Bob Huber received the first 250-club bowling shirt for rolling a 257 game. 10 10 8 8 7 7 7 5 4 2 2 2 Wednesday Early League Pts. Bush Music 10 Colonial Bread 9 Johnson Foods 8 Prudential Ins. 7 Einhaus Ins. 7 Kerr-Wood Appl. 7 Hometown Finance 6 State Farm Ins. 6 Biltrite Auto . 5 Kbcher Ford 3 .Leo's Ranch 2 Bill'.s Furniture 1 High series: Earl Clark, 588; Carl Wolter, 585; and Donn Tatman, 567. High games: BUI Wood, 234; Donn Tatman, 226; Don Osting, 221; and Sheldon Abbott, 221. Delta Faucet League Pin Blasters Handicappers Honkers 'S'tarfires Raiders Eliminators Pts. 7 5 4 4 3 1 High series: Karl Droege, 575; Joe Stagge, 532; and Ron Foley, 495. High games: Karl Droege, 205; Don Galbraith, 199; and Ron Bokelman, 193. West Bowl Wednesday Night League Pts. West Bowl 8 Union Bank & Trust Ranch K. of C. Dairy Queen Davis Bros. D-X 3 City Restaurant 2 Team No. 6 1 High series: Jack Hammerle, 626; Everett Wonn, 576. High games: Jack Hammerle, 253; Maurice Osting, 228; Everett Wonn, 221; Ernie Stephens, 215. Parkside Lanes Fraternal League Pts. Golden Eagles No. 1 12 American Legion No. 2 11 Golden Eagles No. 2 10 Odd Fellows 10 R. E. M. C. 10 Kiwanis Gold 10 Luken's Legionnaires 9 K. of C. 8 Knights of St. John 6 Masons ' 6 Crusaders ' 4 Kiwanis Blue 0 High game: Paul Nienaber, 238. High series: Paul Wolter, 613. Colts Favored In Sunday's Opener FIREMEN CALLED No damage was reported by local firemen after extinguishing a fire around the motor of a car belonging to Jess Gannon and parked on the east side of the public square at 8:45 a. m. today. Firemen said a rag, which had been left on the motor, had ignited. The changing season . . . Calls For A Visit To Huber's Sport Coats ._ $22.50 to $32.50 Slacks $8.95 to $15.95 Sweaters $5.95 to $14.95 Suits $45 to $65 Your Best Bet Is HUBER'S By FRED DOWN UPI Sports Writer It'll be the old stylist against the new scrambler when the Baltimore Colts begin the defense of their Western Division title with Johnny Unitas throwing against the Minnesota Vikings' Fran Tarkenton Sunday on the opening day of the National Football League's 46th season. The odds-makers, stringing alog with Unitas and the home team, have made the Colts a six-point choice. But the Vikings split their two games with the Colts in 1964 and believe 1965 is the year in which they will win their first Western title. The N.F.L. champion Cleveland Browns—27-0 victors over the Colts hi the '64 title game- have been made a four-point choice over the Redskins at Washington while the Green Bay Packers are rated fourteen points over the Pittsburgh Stee- lers and the St. Louis Cardinals are five over the Philadelphia Eagles in other games involving prime contenders for division titles. The Detroit Lions are one point over the Los Angeles Rams, the San Francisco For- ty-Niners are one over the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys are seven over the New York Giants in the other games. Unitas' role as the league's No. 1 passer faces a serious challenge, according to many experts, from the scrambling four-year veteran Tarkenton. Tarkenton threw for 2506 yards and 22 touchdowns—with only 11 interceptions—in 1964 and has improved-each season since he broke in as a rookie sensation hi 1961. As usual, the Browns will be led by fullback Jimmy Brown, greatest rushing ground-gainer in N.F.L. history, and star passer Frank Ryan, who came into his own last season. The Redskins are starting the season with high hopes for their best showing in years primarily because of veteran quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and important additions in their offensive and defensive lines. Star kicker Pat Richter is lost to the Redskins with a kidney injury. The Packers, who won four of five exhibition games and look almost as strong as hi their 1963 title season, face a Steeler team disorganized as a result of the sudden resignation of Coach Buddy Parker. The Cardinals will be led once again by brilliant - bu t - erratic Charlie Johnson and the Eagles will counter with Norm Snead at the throttle. THEATRE TOWNS HOLLYWOOD—More than one- third of the movie theatres hi the U. S. are located in towns of 2,500 or less population. A Date to Remernbef Monday, Sept. 20 Adams P.T.O. Pitch-In Supper at Adams School 6:30 p.m. Bring food basket and table service. For News Items Here Call 663-462?, ask for Doris Vanderbnr today's Sport Parcfde— Mantle Will Be Most Frightened Fellow in Joint By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI)—They're expecting 70,000 or better at Yankee Stadium today and the most frightened fellow in the whole joint will be Mickey Mantle, the guy they're all coming out to honor. . So many people want to 'be on band lor the occasion that the Yankees will do something they haven't done in a long time- sell standing room tickets.. "I never thought when I was a kid hi Oklahoma that the greatest city hi the world would be honnoring me," Mickey told the Mayor Friday .when he was his guest at City Hall. Mantle, who will be 34 next month, not only is overwhelmed at the prospect of them holding a Mickey Mantle day hos him, jut he's also scared and admits it, too. One of the factors which has added to his apprehensiveness .s that he knows he'will have to make a speech and feels he isn't a good speaker. 'Til be glad to help you prepare your speech, Mick," offered club publicist Bob Fishel recently. "Thanks," said Mantle, "a couple of other people also said ihey wanted to help me, but this is something I want to do myself." It isn't generally known to many outside his wife and children, but the truth is Mick- iy actually is a softie. You .can tell he is hi many of :he things he does. Soft Spots Like how he carried around r or days a home-made Father's Day card sent to him 'by his joys. Like how he chokes up sometimes when he speaks of lis late father. Or like how he went off in a corner and broke nto tears the day the Yankees sent him back to the minors briefly hi 1951. Few (ballplayers in the history of the game have received as much publicity as Mantle, yet ew have as many questions asked about them as he has. "What kind of a fellow is Mickey Mantle really like?" the fans always inquire. That .question, is. .impossible ..to answer within a limited space. Here are some facts, however, :hat may offer a better insight 'nto Mantle: Hitting a baseball out of Yan- jee Stadium never really intrigued him. What did much more, and still does, is Lou ehrig's record of ' playing hi 2,130 consecutive games... .He can speak a little Italian. .. .He likes to-drink a lot of milk and sees to it his sons d°» too.... His favorite food is Veal Parmegian. Mickey watches TV by the hour. He knows all the programs and will tell you which are good and bad He has two prime frustrations: He would have liked to have been a pitcher and an accomplished guitar player on the side... .Mantle becomes emotional once in awhile. He admitted he felt like kissing Yogi Berra recently after he hadn't seen him in a long time. Mickey also has a long memory. His favorites include Tom Greenwade, the scout who originally signed him; Harry Craft, his first manager in the minors; Billy Martin? his former roommate, and Yankee general manager Ralph Houk, whom he said has had the greatest influence on his career. Ralph'll Be There Houk doesn't get down to the dugout much these days hi his present capacity but he'll be there today when they honor Mickey before Mantle goes out and plays in his 2,000th game. "You remember a lot of things about a fellow like him," says Houk. "You remember his ability, you remember his leadership and you remember his modesty. "But the thing I guess I remember best about Mickey was the way he came to me during the 1961 World Series with the Reds when I was still managing the club. He had a hole in his hip the size of a grapefruit. "I remember him coming to me and saying, 'Skip, I'm ready.' He played and bled so much through his uniform I finally had to take him out. "He says I've helped him in his career," Houk adds. "He'll never ..know, .how.. mu.cb,...,bs meant to me during mine. In my book, there'll never be another one like him." POPULATION GAIN CAPETOWN — The population of the Union of South Africa is now more than 11 million persons. When the British came about 150 years ago it was about 50,000. YOU r INSURANCE A public service column about Property, Casualty and Auto Insurance By Maurice Moeller Decatur Insurance Agency, Inc. TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST WINDSTORMS Severe windstorms and several small tornadoes have been reported in Indiana this week, even though this is not the usual season when we expect this kind of weather. However, since severe windstorms can strike anytime, here are a few precautions you .should take when high winds are predicted as recommended by the American Insurance Association: 1. Listen to radio and television stations and check newspapers for advisory notices. 2. Clear away from open areas around your house an swings, picnic tables, chairs and other movable objects which can be blown dangerously about. 3. Remove or secure tightly all awnings. 4. In seriously threatened areas, board up windows and put storm shutters in place well in advance of an expected storm. 5. Check the sides and roof of your house for loose boards and bricks. When a major storm strikes, the insurance business puts its catastrophe operations plan into action. Extra adjusters are rushed to the scene to assist regular staffs in the inspection and adjustment of claims and insurance agents activate emergency operations to serve your needs. As a result, policyholders get prompt service on payment of claims and are able to repair damage quickly. This column win be glad to answer question's you may have about property or casualty insurance. Send them to DECATUR INSURANCE AGENCY, Inc. 2nd Floor Decatur County National Bank SOLICITORS CHARLES LOWE JAMES DOERFLINGER

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