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Times-Bulletin, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1974, Van Wert, Ohio Area High School Football Scores Celina 26 St John 15 22 Elida 76 Lima Bath 7 Kenton 0 14 St Marys 0 Crestview 14 Lima Perry 12 Parkway 50 Ansonia 6 26 ne Trace 8 Col's Grove 44 Jeff 0 See Sports Page For Details And Other Scores The Weather Cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers tonight Lows in the mid 40s Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday Highs in the low GOs Probability of precipitation 30 per cent tonight and 20 per cent Sunday THE Vol No 124 Saturday October 12 1974 Van Wert Ohio Zip Code 45891 15 Cents Today's Editorial The Times Bulletin comments today on Firemen Save Lives With Heart Unit Please turn to Page 4 Tope Hurt In Cell Appearing There's Joy In Thriller In Court Tuesday Won By FORT WAYNE Richard Tope 21 g I'M HEADING HOME Brian No 44 with ball appeals headed ioi the goal line as he takes olt light end in Friday's Pern homecoming football game at Teammates ot pictured in white horn lett aie Van V ami Rusu 85 and Mark Heller 23 was successful in its quest ot its Mist of the season beating Pern 14 to make the evening a one Ioi Knight tans Stall There's Happiness In Commodores SPORTS STAFF CONVOY The Crestview Knights picked Homecoming Night at Convoy to win their game of the season by a score ot 14-12 over the Lima High School Commodores With Homecoming Queen Natalie looking on the Knights scored a down with two extra points in the first quarter a touchdown in the third ST C P First Downs 14 12 Rushing Yardage 249 Passing 20 61 Total 269 224 Passes Pass Interceptions 0 2 Punts 1 15 Score 8 0 G 0 i 0 left end run two-point run In TinneD Swain run quarterback sneak one v ard extra point no West left end sweep for conversion attempt no quarter and then held off a determined band of Commodores ho bent on taking the game away from them Ci icw on the toss and elected to Dave Luchini kicked off to Brian Tinnel at the Crestview 27 and he returned to the Crestview 42 Don Carrier hit the middle twice for nine yards and Tinnel swept left end for 21 and a fust down at the Perry 28 Tinnel hit left tackle lor three and then right tackle lor three but here an offside penalty hurt the Knights cause and they sun the ball on downs at the Pei 20 From there Mike est circled the right end for five Kevin Swaim went through the center for two and Emerson Johnson went around end for a n at the Perry 31 West then passed to Johnson picking up 23 yards and a first down at the Crestview 46 West and Johnson each gained seven first down at the Crestview 32 ith three and two at the Crestview 24 Johnson went up the middle for three but fumbled with Van Crabtree recovering at the Crestview 21 Carrier went up the middle for two Tinnel around right end for 11 and a first down on the Crestview 34 line On the next play Tinnel Please Turn to Page 5 FORT WAYNE Richard Tope 21 of Decatur indicted for first murder April 20 for the April murder of Cheryl Ann Felger 19 of Van Wert fell against a window in his cell block about a week ago in the Allen County jail He sustained a cut on the left side of his head requiring 10 stitches to close Tope and Timothy Heckert also of Decatur were transferred to Allen County Jail shortly after Adams Circuit Judge Myles F Parrish granted a change of venue from Adams County on Sept 23 He w as held in a cell block with 20 to 30 in mates accused for major crimes Heckert is also held in a similar cell block but the two cannot com Mrs Irene Tope Dye Martin mother of the accused and his sister Mary went to visit him Sunday in Fort and found that he had been injured His attorney Richard J Sullivan visited him Wednesday declined to comment directly on the incident but said his client had been moved to another cell block while undergoing treatment and medication and was fine otherwise Tope and Heckert are to appear in Allen Circuit Court Tuesday at which time the judge is expected to appoint Allen County attorneys to help in the presentation of then cases According to the Daily Democrat neither murder suspect was at all happy over their transfer to Fort Way ne although it was necessary when the cases were to Allen County While it was ascertained that no other jail personnel were involved in accident the possibility remained that some of the other m- Please turn to Page 8 World War I Auxiliary Hosting District Meeting Van Wert County Barracks No 340 World War I Veterans and Auxiliary will host a meeting of the 2nd District Sunday m the American Legion Post home Registration will begin at and the meeting will be at 1 p m A lunch will be served by the auxiliary following the meeting Harold Parks of St Marys district commander and Leona Moody of Celma district president will be pi at the meeting Several department and national officers are to be present for the event THE SPORTS STAFF On a beautiful evening for football homecoming ceremonies and all the merits that go with a hometown victory Van Wert carried it off against the Bulldogs of Defiance Friday evening at Eggerss Stadium Last quarter seem to be sweeter still and for coach Jim then s came with 0 4 left in the game as fullback John Gamble barreled over from the live KICKED off to the Cougar 11 Ron Gutierrez the pigskin back to the 27 but the Cougars Mailed and punted Defiance took the ball on its 37 lued a brace of passes and punted to Van Wei t on its 25 From that point the Cougars took 14 plays to travel the 75 yards as Dave Shi urn carried the burden of the drive Van tried one pass which failed quarterback Denny Stripe pitched w ith three keepers Jeff Wilson carried once around left end for 10 yards and a fust down and Gamble finally smacked over the TD from a yard out Todd kick made it with 3 13 left in the first canto Defiance came roaring back Tailback Ron Gutman took Shrum s at his 15 and lugged it back to his own 40 In eight plays coach Hughes Blue and White were en camped on the Cougar seven with fullback Jim Morris shooting through steady gains The last play of the first quarter was a pass complete from quarterback Terry Feeney to Dave Bowen SPITE of a four-yard loss to begin the second quai ter and Defiance's only Please turn to Page 5 ALL HEMMED IN Van Dave Shrum 23 with ball finds himself in the middle ot a in night's Van loot ball game fiorn left in white aie Mike Hanover Doug M Denny Stripe 11 and Jeff Wilson 80 I he pulled the labbit out of the hat in the last 34 seconds ol the game as to make Van Wert homecoming festivities photo Bands Go All Out For Homecoming Shows STATISTICS First downs Hushing yards Passing Total Passes Interceptions In yds Score bv quai 7 0 Defiance 20 I it 127 -21 151 2 0 0 10 Gamble I Van Weil run McFarland Hartman run run Gamble run Gamble itin Morris i mi Castillo Castillo field goal Crow ell punt return The pi egame and half time shows for the Van Wert Homecoming game against Defiance Friday evening featured the Cougar and Defiance Bulldog marching bands Foi the pregame show the Van Wert band entered the field from the north end ol the stadium formed a giant V and then marched to a block for- mation From there the band played and drilled down field in a huge heart formation to Cougar fight songs The bandsmen kneeled and played You are the Sunshine of My Heart while Homecoming Queen Kim Miller and her court were presented to the audience At the conclusion of the crowning ceremony the band in the center of the field and was joined by the Defiance band for the flag raising and the playing of the Stai Spangled Banner The com- bands were conducted by Vince Polce visiting director and Larry Schaufelberger sang the national anthem Pt egame activities concluded when I he Van Wert band formed a funnel to usher onto the field the Cougar football team AT HALF TIME the band entered the field to a drum cadence and played a fanfare introducing the band the corps of majorettes and drum major Kevin Wermer This was followed by a company front drill down field to tne song Night Tram The drill was completed by the band moving the company front to an block band and forming an unusual countermarch drill in front of the stadium Tom Marxen trumpet section leader was featured soloist during one point of the drill THE DEFIANCE BULLDOG Marching Band went through various their finale was a big semi-circle that encompassed three quarters of the field Fifteen color girls were lined up behind the formation Seven majorettes were featured Cougars Knights Panthers Claim Homecoming Victories HAIL TO THE QUEEN Van Wort High School's 197.3 Homecoming Queen Jennie Bilimek crowns Kim Miller the 1974 Queen just he Homecoming game Friday evening Miss Miller was accompanied bv Cougar Denny Stripe In the game thai followed the pulled he rabbit out of he hat to win over the Defiance Bulldogs with 34 seconds remaining on the clock photo A CROWN FOR THE Everyone smiles as 1974 homecoming queen Natalie is crowned bv lasi queen Beth Sinn at preceding Pern football game Others in photo arc John Reed wearing No boy Donald Schumm and Dave Loftus partially made il a night to as it won its first game ol the season 12 Stall photo PAULDING ROYALTY Mary Coc was crowned homecoming queen at football game between the n l lu is and Wayne 1 lace She is pu mud with Joanna Mooie sophomore attendant I he Panthers won their homecoming game 1 he Wayne Trace Raiders with this loss now stand V3 on he season Staff photo
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