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Tribune (Newspaper) - September 3, 1976, Tipton, Indiana \ Tipton Tribune Friday, Septembers, 1976 PAGE S McElreath may Tharp takes be on last lap lead BEND OF THE GAME— Three outstanding golfers show their form Thursday as they take part in the first round of the World Series of Golf at the Firestone Country Club. Johnny Miller (left) chips a shot while Jack Nicklaus (center) waits for a verdict from his ball and Tiawan’s Hsu Sheng- San reacts toa shot. (AP LASER PHOTO) ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — It was a situation to which Jim McElreath was well accustomed. He tried most of the week, unsuccessfully, to land a ride for Sunday’s $314,000 California 500. His credentials couldn’t have been much better: he won the race in 1970 and has been a top six finisher six times in the Indianapolis 500. But there he was, in a clean, crisp driving suit, helmet in hand, still waiting on the pit wall at 5 p.m. for something to happen. He’d been there before, more times than he cared to remember, waiting until some frantic car owner begged him to put his car in the show — someone who wouldn’t bother with him earlier, when there would have been enough time to adequately prepare. And once again it happened. Warner Hodgdon, concerned Standings Lions tame Colts, that his young driver Billy Scott couldn’t get his struggling 1973 Eagle above 172 miles per hour, callea McElreath off the wall. With 10 minutes before the end of qualifications, the task was a formidable one even for the savvy McElreath. Find more than four m.p.h. in an unfamiliar car, without so much as even one practice lap, without any adjustments to suit his driving style; and nurse 10 miles out of the problem-stricken car at a speed faster than anyone else had even driven it on that track before. He almost succeeded. , McElreath left the qualifying line at seven minutes to 6 p.m., where only one other driver, A1 Lxx]uasto, waited. McElreath was experienced enough to know that he could ace Loquasto out, and make sure he was the last one with a chance to qualify. All he had to do was take all three of AMERICAN LEAGUE New York Balt. Cleve. Boston Detroit Milwkee W 79 69 East L 50 67 63 61 58 61 63 68 70 71 Pet. .612 .531 .515 .481 .466 .450 GB 101/2 121^ 17 19 21 Kan City Oakland Minn. Texas Calif. Chicago 61 69 72 74 75 .591 .538 .489 .455 .444 .432 7 131^ 18 19Vz 21 West 78 54 71 66 60 59 57 Thursday’s Result Minnesota 8, Milwaukee 4 Only game scheduled Friday’s Games New York (Ellis 13-6) at Baltimore (Garland 15-5), (n) Boston (Tiant 16-10) at Cleveland (Brown8-9), (n) Milwaukee (Augustine7-9) at Detroit (Fidrych 15-6), (n) Texas (Boggs 0-4) at Kansas City (Fitzmorris 15-9), (n) Chicago ((Message 8-13) at Minnesota (Redfern3-7), (n) Oakland (Torrez 10-10) at California (Ross7-14), (n) Saturday’s Games Milwaukee at Detroit Chicago at Minnesota Boston at Cleveland, 2, (t-n) New York at Baltimore, 2, (t- n) Texas at Kansas City, (n) Oakland at California, (n) Sunday’s Games Milwaukee at Detroit Boston at Cleveland New York at Baltimore Chicago at Minnesota Texas at Kansas City Oakland at California NATIONALLEAGUE East W L Pet. GB Phila 83 48 ’ .634    — U.S. (Continued from Page 4) “I was really mad,” said the 20-year-old Miss Navratilova. “They canceled everyone else’s match. I was waiting five hours. I was sure there was no way we would play and I wanted to eat. “Then, suddenly, they told us we’d have to play.” Fourth-seeded Virginia Wade, fifth-seeded Nancy Richey and seventh-seeded Kerry Reid all managed to get their first- round matches in between the showers. Miss Wade trounced Australian Wendy Turnbull, 6-1, 6-2, and said she didn’t mind the rain a bit. “It’s lovely, really,” said the lady from London. “It’s just like being at home.” Miss Richey topped Kathy Harter, 6-3, 7-6, and Mrs. Reid beat Linda Thomas, 6-3, 6-1. Top seed Chris Evert plays Saturday, second seed Evonne Goolagong played today. Borg, the winner of the Wimbledon and U.S. Pro Championships, looked devastating in trouncing unheralded Australian Cliff Letcher, 6-2,6-2. Vilas had slightly more trouble before downing Ross Case of Australia 6-2, 6-4. The lanky third seed coasted through the first set before Case rallied in the second, breaking Vilas to tie at 4-4. But Vilas, playing mostly in the back court, quickly broke back, then won the final game as Case s^nt a backhand shot sailing over the base line. Vitas Gerulaitis, the only other men’s seed to see action, cruised by Steve Krulevitz 6-2, 6-2 in a second-round match. Pitts NewYork Chicago St. Louis Montreal Cin LosAng Houston SanDiego Atlanta SanFran 74 57 67 65 61 72 57 70 43 83 West 84    50 76 56 68 68 63 72 59 74 57 77 .565    9 .508 I6V2 .459 23 .449 24 .341 37 V2 .627    — .576    7 .500 17 .467 21V2 .444 24^/z .425 27 Thursday’s Results San Francisco 10, New York Los Angeles 2-5, Montreal 1-3 Pittsburgh 5, San Diego 0 Only games scheduled Friday’s Games St. Louis (Forsch 5-10) at Chicago (Burris 12-12) Pittsburgh (Rookar 10-7 and Candelaria 13-5) at Montreal (Fryman 10-10 andStanhouse8- 8), 2, (t-n) PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Garth may not have the girth, but he seems to have the guts to make it in the National Football League as a linebacker with the Detroit Lions. The Lions have until Monday to pare 10 players to reach the league maximum of 43, but Thursday night Garth Ten Napel did his best to insure he won’t be among those cut. Ten Naple, a meager 210-pounder from Texas A & M, had perhaps the best performance of his career in a last-ditch effort to make the. squad, and led the Lions to an injurv-marred 24-9 preseason victory over the Baltimore Colts. At least seven players suffered sidelining injuries, four of them Colts, but lightweight Ten Naple didn’t seem to be the slightest bit damaged, after playing'virtually all the battering game on defense. Not only was the seventh-round draft choice a tenaciou*-tackier, but he also blocked a David Lee punt, returned it 29 yards for a touchdown, and intercepted a Bert Jones pass and returned that 36 yards to set up another TD. “It was my greatest all around effort ever,’ ’ Ten Naple said. Lions Coach Rick Forzano said: “The kid likes to play football. It looks like he has a good chance now of making the team.” The round of exhibition action continues today with four games. Chicago, 4-1, visits Washington, 2-3, while the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Cardinals battle for the unofficial championship of Missouri. Atlanta, 1-4, meets Green Bay, 2-3, at Milwaukee and Cleveland, 4-1, travels to Buffalo, 1-4, in tonight’s other games. Cincinnati (Billingham 11-9) at Atlanta (Niekro 14-10), (n) - Philadelphia (Carlton 164) at New York (Seater 10-10), (n) Los Angeles (Hooton8-12) at Houston (Dierker 13-12), (n) San Diego (Jones 2610) at San Francisco (Barr 1611), (n) a ISA L Lea(ders American League BATTING (325 at bats)— McRae, KC, .352; G.Brett, KC, .330; Carew, Min, .327; Bostock, Min, .326; LeFlore, Det, .316. 160; Saturday’s Games Philadelphia at New York St. Louis at Chicago San Diego at San Francisco Cincinnati at Atlanta, (n) Montreal at Pittsburgh, (n) Los Angeles at Houston, (n) RUNS—R.White, NY, 85; LeFlore, Det, 84; Rivers,.,NY, 84; Otis, KC, 84; Grich, Bal, 80; Carew, Min, 80; North, Oak, 80. * Sunday’s Games Cincinnati at Atlanta St. Louis at Chicago Philadelphia at New York Pittsburgh at Montreal San Diego at San Francisco Los Angeles at Houston RUNS BATTED IN—L.May, Bal, 90; Chambliss, NY, 86; Munson, NY, 84; Mayberry, KC, 84; ReJackson, Bal, 82; Ystrzemski, Bsn, 82. 164; LeFlore, Det, Chambliss, NY, 158. DOUBLES—Otis, KC, 38; McRae, KC, 30; Lyrin, Bsn, 29; Rivers, NY, 29; Carty, Cle, 27; G.Brett, KC, 27; Rudi, Oak, 27. TRIPLES—G.Brett, KC, 12; Garner, Oak, 12; Carew, Min, 10; LeFlore, Det, 8 ; 5 Tied With 7. HOME RUNS—L.May, Bal, 24; Bando, Oak, 24; G.Nettles, NY, 23; ReJackson, Bal, 22; Hendrick, Cle, 21. STOLEN BASES—Ni rth, Oak, 63; LeF-lore, Det, 51; Campaneris, Oak, 49; Baylor, Oak, 45; Patek, KC, 44. HITS—G.Brett, KC, 175; Carew, Min, 166; Rivers, NY, Foyt Pearson favored in 500s PALATINE, 111. — A. J. Foyt and David Pearson, two of the top professional race drivers in the country, have been named in a nationwide poll as the favorite competitors to win the different 500-mile races they will drive in this Labor Day weekend. In a poll conducted by the exclusive Union 76 Racing Panel of Experts, 41-year-old Foyt of Houston, Texas, received 25 first-place vote$ as the driver to win the California 500 race for Ind napolis-type cars scheduled o ^ run on Sunday, Septen. er 5, at the Ontario (Calif.) Motor Speedway. Pearson, 41, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, gathered 20 firs'.-place votes to be named the favorite^ win the nation’s oldest major stock car race, the Southern 500, at Darlington, South Carolina. That event will be run on Labor laurels should he win the California 500 as no driver has ever won the race twice or twice in a row. Foyt won the event last year. Pearson is having one of the best years of his long career. In the 15 races he has driven in so far this year, the racing grandfather has won eight of them to collect almost $199,000 in prize money. However, Pearson has never won a Southern 500 stock car race and will be seeking his first victory at the famed Southern track. KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Foolish Pleasure, the 1975 Kentucky Derby winner, will run two or three more races, then retire to stud, says owner JohnL. Greer. National League BATTING (325 at bats)— Johnstone, Phi, .339; Madlock, C3ii, .338; Morgan, Cin, .335; Griffey, Cin, .330; G.Maddox, Phi, .327. RUNS—Rose, Cin, 115; Morgan, Cin, 101; Griffey, Cin, 98; Schmidt, Phi, 96; Monday, Chi, 95. RUNS BATTED IN— G.Foster, Cin, 112; Morgan, Cin, 97; Schmidt, Phi, 87; Luzinski, Phi, 83; Watson, Htn, 81. HITS—Rose, Cin, 179; Montanez, Atl, 164; Buckner, LA, 161; Garvey,- LA, 159; Griffey, Cin, 153.    % DOUBLES—Madlock, Chi, 33; Johnstone, Phi, 33; G.Maddox, Phi, 31; Simmons,* StL, 30; Rose, Cin, 30. TRIPLES—D.Cash, Phi, 11; Gerónimo, Cin, 10; Tyson, StL, 9; W.Davis, SD, 9; D.Parker, Pgh, 8; Stennett, Pgh, 8; Chaney, Atl, 8. HOME RUNS—Kingman, NY, 32; Schmidt, Phi, 32; G.Foster, Cin, 28; Morgan, Cin', 26; Monday, Chi, 25. STOLEN BASES—Morgan, Cin, 50; Taveras, Pgh, 48; Brock, StL, 47; Cedeno, Htn, 44; Lopes, LA, 43. Day. The Union 76 Racing Panel of Experts is the nation’s only group of ♦ professional motorsports writers and broadcasters to regularly establish the favorite driver to win major automobile races held throughout the United States. The California'500 is the third leg in championship racing’s “Triple Crown” of three yearly 500-mile races. Other events are at Indianapolis and Pocono, Pa. While Foyt has beeome a legend in his own time in the field of motorspons competition, A.J. will have another opportunity to add to his Tipton Gun & Knife Show 4>H Building, Tipton, Ind. Sept. 4 ft 5 Saturday 9 to ? Sun. 9 to ? Admission 50*    PuHfic    Invitod No Floa Market Items Allowed III Loeal, State and Federal Sun Laws Shall Be eStarvad. Houston, winless in five starts, tries to upset 2-3 Dallas in a nationally televised game Saturday (9 p.m., EDT). Unbeaten Los Angeles, 5-0, hosts 4-1 San Francisco Saturday night. Other Saturday games are Seattle, 1-4, at Oakland, 4-1; New York Jets, 1-4, at Pittsbur.gh, 4-2; Miami, 5-0, at New Orleans, 4-1; New York Giants, 4-1, at San Diego, 2-3: and Cincinnati, 3-2, at Tampa Bay, 1-4. Exhibition play concludes Sunday with 3-2 Minnesota invading Denver, 4-2, for a nationally televised game (3:30    p.m., EDT) and Philadelphia, 0-5, at New England, 2-3. The Bears will be completing their best preseason since 1958 when they were 4-1 as they play Washington. Chicago Coach Jack Pardee will be hoping halfback Walter Payton, 68 carries for 305 yards in exhibition action, will produce a victory against his former boss, George Allen, who continues to build his club by picking up veterans from other clubs. Jim Hart has completed 38 of 49 passes-in? preseason play thus far and the Cardinals quarterback could improve on those statistics against a young Kansas City defense, while Coach Paul Wiggin of Kansas City will be giving Mike Livingston and Tony Adams another chance to win the starting job at quarterback. The two were dumped six times by Detroit in the ♦ ^ Chiefs’ last game. Atlanta hopes to have momf ntum from a 21-7 over Baltimore — a g,iint 111 which quarterback Steve Bartkowski completed three touchdown passes. The Falcons will have to stop 5-foot-9, 182-pound Willard ^‘'iHarrell, who has rushed for 220 yards on 52 carries to lead the Packers in preseason play. , Canaida routs Finlari(d The Bills are still trying to make up for the absence of O. J. Simpon, while Cleveland aims for its fifth straight exhibition win. That’s something the Browns haven’t done since 1962. OTTAWA (AP) — Bobby On-said it. Richard Martin said it. It seemed everyone on Team Canada expressed the same feeling after the opening game of Canada Cup international ice hockey tournament: “We’re not foolish enough to think that the other teams we’ll meet in the next two weeks will be like Finland,” said Orr, the defenseman who set up three goals in Team Canada’s series-opening 11-2 rout of Finland Thursday night. Martin, who had three goals and two assists, said that “we’re going to have to forget this game. I don’t think we should let this game influence us about the way the other teams are going to be. They’re going to be a lot tougher. ’ ’ Team Canada started in high gear, missing several early scoring chances but still scoring three goals before eight minutes had been played. The other four teams open play tonight with Sweden meeting the USA in Toronto and Czechoslovakia, defending World Cup champs, meeting the Soviet Union, the Olympic gold medalists, in Montreal. Canada’s next game is Sunday against Team USA. The round-robin competition will be completed with a best-of-three championship series for the top two clubs Sept. 13,15 and 17 if needed. Bobby Hull and Phil Esposito scored two goals each with single scores coming from Reg Leach, Steve Shutt, Gilbert Perreault and Darryl Sittler. Lasse Oksanen and Kari Makkonen scored for Finland. The victory may have cost Canada the services of its scrappy center and j^aptain Bobby Clarke. Clarke was helped to the dressing room midway through the third ^ period with what appeared to " be a stretched achilles tendon in his right leg. Now Taking Applications For Paper Routes Earn Money While Going To Sohool ROUTES Tipfon Aréa Sharpsville • Kempton Windfall Atlanta Phono 675-2115 or como in. his permissible warmup laps at a deliberate speed, then the four qualifying laps. By then it would be after 6 p.m. Too late for Loquasto. Instead of dawdling, McElreath took oné slow lap to warm up the Eagle’s Offenhauser engine properly, . then came thundering down to take the green flag. If the car wasn’t going to measure up, McElreath still wanted to give Loquasto enough time for a shot. McElreath’s first lap was almost good enough — three miles faster than Scott, despite his unfamiliarity with the car — but at 174.995 m.p.h. still about a mile an hour too slow. By the second lap, 174.689, it was clear there was no more speed in the car. So the gracious McElreath, a driver who enjoys the respect of his peers but seldom their charity, quickly pulled off to give a chance to Loquasto, who unfortunately couldn’t capitalize oh it. A collective sigh rose from the crowd, and many gave the disappointed McElreath a standing ovation for his dramatic and courageous effort. It was a timely tribute, for it may have been McElreath’s last hurrah in an Indianapolis car. At his age, 48, the future probably doesn’t hold much more for the quiet man from Arlington, Texas. Another 48-year-old Lloyd Ruby, is finding out the same thing. McElreath’s last ditch try completely overshadowed another bad day for Janet Guthrie and her balky Vollstedt racer. Eight positions were filled in the 33-car field Thursday, the last day for qualifvine. While McElreath was stumping for a ride. Miss Guthrie’s lifeless car was being shoved back to the garage for a postmortem. It had yielded the slowest qualifying times of the day, 174.757 and 173.444, on an abortive run. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Richard Tharp has taken the lead in qualifications for the 22nd annual U.S. Nationals drag races. 'The Houma, La., driver who leads the race for the 1976 World d3iampionship in the top fuel class, had an elapsed time of 5.85 seconds Thursday and 246 miles an hour. Tharp drove for the team of Paul (Tandiez and Leonard Hughes. The championships at Indianapolis Raceway Park conclude Monday with the final elimination runs in nine categories. Funny Car drivers Don Prudhomme, Granada Hills, Calif., and Raymond Beadle, Dallas, Tex., shared the spotlight Thursday. Prudhomme recorded a time of 6.03 seconds after Beadle posted a 6.07, both surpassing the previous event and track records in the Funny Car class. The two were finalists in the 1975 Nationals, won by Beadle in his “Blue Max” Mustang. The No. 1 and 2 qualifiers don’t meet until the final round, so Thursday’s performances improved the chances of a Prudhomme-Beadle rematch. Prudhomme, winningest driver in National Hot Rod Association competition, has not lost since the 1975 Nationals. And with three races remaining, he has clinched his second straight World Championship. More than 1,100 entries are vying in the Top Fuel, Funny Car, Pro Stock, Pro Comp, Competition, Modified, Super Stock, Stock and Fuel Motorcycle divisions. Trailing Tharp in the qualifying chase were Jeb Allen, Santa Rosa, Calif., and John Wiebe, Newton, Kans, both at 5.93 seconds. Larry Lombardo, Lavern, Pa., leads in Pro Stock at 8.65 seconds, .06 over his own old national record. Miss Guthrie, who had the unfortunate timing,of,trying to break into the most competitive California 500 field in four years, took it all as graciously as McElreath. “We’ll just have to wait until next time,” she said as cheerfully as possible. COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri Tigers will fly the colors of the United States in the R. William Jones Cup International Basketball Tournament Oct. l-5 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. McElreath, meanwhile, strolled silently, almost expressionl^s, back to the garage area to change back into his street clothes. It appeared everyone felt a little sorry for him. But apparently not sorry enough to help—not in time anyway. RACES EVERT SUNORT RIGHT Super Spriuts A Hobby Stocks SPECIAL THIS SUHDAY HITE. SEPT. 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