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Taylor Daily Press, Tuesday, February 23, 1960, Page 2
Thrall Tigers Seek
THRALL — Tonight in Temple
the Thrall Tigers will be going
after their first bi-district bas-
ketball championship in history
when they meet Midway (Waco),
champions of District 21A.
The game is scheduled for 8
p.m. in Temple High’s gymnas-
Thrall, representing District
22A, win its first district cham-
pionship on record as it went
through the district schedule with
a record of 9 wins against 1
defeat. Their only district loss
was a dose 41-40 contest to sec-
ond place Del Valle.
Coach Ivan L°sichber has a fine
Tiger squad, led by two all-dis-
Unanimous choices for all-dis-
trict were David Smith, 6’5”, and
Predon J hnson, 6’3”. Backing
them up are Harvey Laake, How-
ard Widmer, Larry Krueger, Lar-
ry Johnson, Donald Wemli, and
For the season, the Tigers com-
piled a record of 20 wins against
SPORTS by SCHWARZ
'59-60 CAGE RACE
LONG TO BE REMEMBERED
By BILI. SCHWARZ
Taylor Press Staff Writer
Taylor Merchants are your
friends — shop with them and
COACH — Ivan Leschber
produces champion in his
second year as Thrall bas-
•—Taylor Press Staff Photo
TAYLOR AND ROCKDALE has
ketball fans undoubtedly will lone
■emember the 1959-60 cage sea
The two teams waged one oJ
he hardest battles possible or
he courts to determine the dis
net’s representative in the state
’lass AA playoffs.
The two teams were all squar-
ed up after their two regular
eason games. Each team had
cored 81 points. Each had a
ictory on the other team’s home
curt, and in each game the
core war identical.
The season ended with Rock
’ale and Taylor co-champs of
Into a one-game playoff thej
vent to determine who goes inte
he playoff. The game followed
he same pattern as the two pre
Rockdale came out the winner
nd for the third time the win
ler had 41 points. But this time
he loser fell short, scoring onlj
So, after three games, there
,vas only a three point difference
n total points scored. Rockdale
scored 122 and Taylor 119.
Congratulations go to both
(earns. Probably never before
Phillies Hopeful of Moving Up
At Least One or Two Pegs in 60
By EDDIE SAWYER
Manager, Philadelphia Phillies
PHILADELPHIA <ff> — The
Philadelphia Phillies are hopefu
of moving up at least one or twi
pegs in 1960.
I think we should be improver
because of added youth, speed ane
better defense. We have a numbe
of boys up from our minor lea
gue farm system as well as some
young players obtained through
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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23
7 Brighter Day
: Comedy Theater
7 Secret Storm
7 Edge of Night
7 Am. Bandstand
6 People’s Choice
B Happy Hour
7 Quick Draw
6 Popeye Theativ
7 Unde Jay
8 Gene Autry
7 Doug Edwards
7 Snorts: Wthr
1 .<ews; Wthr.;
7 Fashion Window
6 Arthur Murray
7 Ozzie and Harrle*
6 M Squad
7 U.S. Marshal
10:00 P. M.
G Wthr.; News:
6 Jack Paar
7 News; Wthr.
7 Twilight Zone
7 Sports Final
1 Sword of
AH makes fixed!
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24
6:00 A.M. 3:00 P.M.
7 Cen-Tex News
7 Texas News
7 Red Rowe
7 Or. The Go
6 Play Your
7 I Love Lucy
6 Price is Right
7 December Bride
7 Love of Life
6 Truth or
7 Search for
6 Could Be You
7 Guiding Light
7 News; Wthr.
7 Woman’s World
7 World Turns
6 Life of Riley
7 My Little Margie
' Brighter Day
8 Comedy Theater
7 Secret Storm
7 Edge of Night
7 Am. BandslaiR.
8 People’s Choice
6 Happy Hour
7 Lone Ranger
15 Popeye Theatre
7 Uncle Jay
6 Roy Rogers
7 Doug Edwards
7 Sports; Wthr.
6 News; Wthr.:
7 Wagon Train
3 Wagon Train
7 Meet McGraw
3 The Price is Right
7 Perry Como
6 Perry Como
7 Star Parade
6 Pontiac Show
6 Wichita Town
10:00 P. M.
7 I’ve Got a Secret
8 Wthr; News;
7 This Is
Teals who should make us ar
Our prime need, however, ii
iver-al! depth. We still need heir
vith the bat, particularly right-
tanded. We need better relief
itching. Our bullpen was not
;ood enough last year.
I am pretty well satisfied with
ny four starters, Robin Roberts,
iene Conley, Jim Owens and Don
Cardwell. We are hopeful that
lurt Simmons, who underwent el-
tow surgery last year, will be
ible to give us sorely needed
louthpaw pitching strength. We
ire also looking for a greater
contribution from Ruben Gomez
Through trades and draft se-
lections we acquired John Calli-
•on, a young slugger of great
promise; 23-year-old Clay Dal-
cymple, B. G. Smith, Bob Malk-
:nus and Ted Leocio. From our
iwn organization, some of the
Tops AP Poll
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Cincinnati still leads the college
basketball parade with the end in
sight but it has a new challeng-
er in Ohio State which has moved
into second place in the weekly
Associated Press poll of sports
writers and sportscasters.
Although Oscar Robertson, was
held' to 14 points Saturday, Cin-
cinnati beat Houston 57-47 to boost
its record to 20-1. There is a com-
fortable 203-point gap between
Cincinnati and runner-up Ohio
Ohio State’s victories over Illi-
nois and Michigan State earned
enough support to give the Buck-
eyes the No. 2 spot in a scramble
with Bradley and California.
St. Bona venture advanced into
the top 10 for the first time by
knocking off Villanova and Mar-
The first 10 teams with points
on a 10-8-etc. basis (first place
votes in parentheses):
1. Cincinnati (66) 1,560
2. Ohio State (49) 1.357
3. Bradley (23) 1,324
4. California (19) 1,283
5. Utah (1) 632
6. Georgia Tech (2) 559
7. West Virginia (3) 443
8. Utah State 356
9. Miami (Fla) (2) 317
10. St. Bonaventure (2) 238
11. St. John’s (NY) 191
12. Villanova 166
13. Auburn (6) 159
14. New York University 124
15. Providence 118
16. St. Louis 101
17. Holy Cross 100
18. Texas A&M 97
19.. Toledo 85
20. Indiana 84
olayers who helped Buffalo win
he International League pennant
ire, we hope, ready to help us
let out of last place.
Jim Coker—15 homers, 64 run'
batted in, .290 average—looks like
l major league catcher. Bobby
Del Greco—21 homers, 72 RBI
tomes up with Kerby Farrell’s
•ecommendation that he now can
hit big league pitching. Henry Ma-
■on (12-3) could be helpful, parti-
cularly as a relief pitcher.
Our outfielders didn’t have im-
pressive years in 1959. Harry An-
derson, a natural hitter, should' be
better. I look for Wally Post to
bolster his .254 batting average
and increase his slugging. Ed
Bouchee, our first baseman, ateo
should do better.
If these players come through,
and if Conley and Owens continue
where they left off last year, and
if Cardwell can continue his im-
provement, then the contribution
to team success from returning
players could be impressive.
Wins LSC Title
ALPINE, Tex. UP) — Southwest
Texas took the Lone Star Con-
ference basketball championship
here Monday night by defeating
Sul Ross State College, 73-67
The Bobcats still have two
games to play but their 12-0 con-
ference record puts them a safe
distance ahead of other contend-
ers in the loop. Monday night’s
game left Alpine with a 2-10 loop
6 Quee* for a Day 6 Jack Paar
7 House Party
3 Loretta Young
7 The Millionaire
B Dr. Malone
7 Verdict Yours
8 From These
7 NeOvs; Wthr.
7 Law of the
7 Sports Final
Taylor Disf. Co.
have co-champions been so equal.
A JOKE AND A few facts.
Real progress is reported in
civilizing the cannibals on New
Suinea. A Missionary reports
rom there that on Fridays now
he cannibals eat only fisher-
The worid-rccord bluegill weigh-
'd 4% pounds. The fish was
caught on a surface bass plug
in Alabama in 1950.
When carrying containers of gas
oline in your car or boat trailer,
don’t have them full and leave
the cap loose enough to let air
md fumes escape. Don’t cover
:ontainers with anything like a
'rap which would tend to trap
hese escaping fumes.
SQUAY VALLEY, Calif. UP) —
Barring an amazing upseit. the
Stars and' Stripes of the United
States should flutter high on the
Olympic pole today for the first
dme in the eighth Winter Olym-
Already far ahead after comple-
'ion of the compulsory figures,
ovely Carol Heiss of Ozone Park,
Nf. Y., was rated a 1 to 100 shot
Y> realize a 15-year ambition and
vin the Olympic figure skating
gold medal—the only prize that
has eluded her so far.
The pert, 20-year-old. skating
queen stepped on the ice for the
free skating finale today with an
almost unbeatable lead' over her
arch - rival, 180-year-old Sjoukje
Diikritra of Holland. Carol, thr
fourtime world champion, had 9
ordinals — a perfect rating from
the nine judges — and 837.8
ooints compared to the European
champion’s 20 ordinals and 792
Carol was far in front despite
some eyebrow-lifting scoring on
the fifth and .final compusory fig-
Monday. Five of the nine
judges gave Miss Dijkstra more
points on this difficult backward
bracket change bracket figure
than they credited to Carol. One
other official had them even. Sev-
eral members of the U. S. family
charged the judges upgraded the
Monday was another black day
for the Yanks. In the fourth day
of competition, the gold medals
went to France, the U.S.S.R. and
Germany, and the Soviet Union
rolled up its advantage in the un-
official team point scoring.
The Soviets had 8614 points,
Germany 48, Sweden 29, the
U.S.A. 16, Switzerland 15, Cana-
da and Austria 13 each, Finland
and] Poland 11 each, Italy 8, Nor-
way 6, Japan 314.
GRANGER, Feb. 23 (Spl)-With
nly five seconds left in the
game, Judy Tallas roped the bas-
ket for two points that unraveled
a 31-31 deadlock, and gave tlv
Granger girls “B” quintet a 33-31
win over the Bartlett girls “B”
team aggregation at Bartlett Fri-
The game was closely contest-
ed from the very beginning. At
the end of the first quarter, the
Granger team led 10-6; at the
half, the Bartlett girls were lead-
ing 15-12. The last two quarters
were nip and, tuck, the Granger
girls having the edge till the
score became deadlocked in the
fleeting moments of the game.
Barbara Zajicek was top scor-
er for the Granger lassies, with
13 points and Krim Dawson for
the Bartlett group with a com-
mendable hoping of 22 markers.
The Granger High Lionettes
basketball team clipped the Bart-
lett girls “A” team for a tally
of 50-35. The Liond'l es grabbed
off the lead and kept it at the
the end of each period, 9-6 at
the end of the first; 20-16 at the
holf; 35-26 at the end of the
third quarter, and at the end of
the game, 50-35.
Granger’s top scorer Beverly
Ponder, again led' the squad with
24 points, and Janis Dillard scor-
ed 13 markers for the Bartlett
HOUSTON (IP) — Unranked Uni-
versity of Houston beat Bradley,
No. 3 team in the nation, 63-58,
Monday night in a major basket-
Gary Phillips made 30 points
for the victors, including a clinch-
er late in the game.
The Missouri Valley Conference
rivals were 29-23 at the half with
the Houston team leading. Hous-
ton never trailed after jumping to
a 4-0 lead.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (ffl
—Within two weeks, the Ameri-
can Football Coaches Assn, hopes
to complete details for a new
all-star East-West football game
to benefit the National Football
Hall of Fame.
Rip Engle, Penn State coach
and association president, said
Monday the “coaches are deter-
mined to promote such a contest
even if it fakes another year.
Present plans, he said, call for
the game to be played in June
at Hershey, Pa., and would match
senior players from each side of
the Mississippi River.
The Football Hall of Fame is at
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Seton Hall 72, Canisius 63
Manhattan 109, CCNY 67
St. Francis, Pa. 75, St. Vincent 54
St. Peters 72, Siena 53
Niagara 95, Scranton 66
Georgia Tech 69. Florida 55 (ot)
Vanderbilt 80, Georgia 75
Auburn 72, Tennessee 63
Wake Forest 89, Villanova 70
Duke 79, Virginia 63
Kentucky 75, Alabama 55
Mississippi State 70, Tulane 66
Miami, Fla. 104, Kentucky Wesleyan 95
Mississippi 90, LSU 70
Davidson 80, Pembroke 70
Marshall 86, East. Kentucky 79
Wisconsin 88, Michigan 82 (ot)
Iowa 78, Purdue 68
Oklahoma 50, Nebraska 49
Indiana 92, Illinois 78
Northwestern 71, Michigan State 69
To'edo 60. Kent 53
Missouri 82, Colorado 73
Western Michigan 76, Loyola,
Creighton 74, Washington, St. Louis 62
Cincinnati 85, North Texas State 54
Houston 63, Bradley 58
Arkansas 94, Rice 74
New Mexico State 2, West Texas St. 59
College of Idaho 60, Linfield, Ore. 54
Colorado Colege 89, Colorado Mines 74
Arizona State U. 78, Air Force
Adams, Colo. State 82, Highlands U. 70
At San Marcos
Claudette Ray, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Porter D. Ray of 608
West Sixth St., has been elected
as one of the seven most beauti-
ful girls at Southwest Texas State
Miss Ray, a sophomore elemen-
tary education major, was picked
for the honor in an all-college
beauty contest held Tuesday by
the staff of the Pedagog, SWTSC
She was a nominee for fresh-
man class beauty last year, and
was also elected as sweetheart ot
Harris Hall men’s dormitory club.
Miss Ray is a member of Al-
pha Delta Chi sorority; Angel
Flight, an affiliate of the college
ROTC unit; and has served on
the student senate.
She is a counselor at Retama
Hall, women’s dormitory, and was
president of the sophomore class
7:30 p.m. Junior-Senior High
PTA meets in music room in
7:30 p.m. Williamson County
Registered Nurses Association
meets at 1310 Cecelia.
7:30 p.m. Parish Education
Committee of St. Paul Lutheran
6:30 p.m. The VFW Post and
\uxiliary will hold a joint meet-
ing and social in the VFW Home.
6:30 p.m. Junior choir meett
at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
7 p.m. Boy Scouts of St. Pau
Lutheran Church meet.
7:30 p.m. Senior choir of St
Daul Lutheran Church meets.
7 p.m. Cub Scouts of St. Pau*
Lutheran Church to hold Blur
and Gold banquet alt VFW Hall.
7 p.m. Lutheran Layman’s
banquet in American Legion
Home with Dr. Ed Sagebiel o4
Seguin as speaker.
7 p. m. Cub Pack 167 blue and
gold banquet- in VFW Home.
7:30 p. m. The WSCS Circle
III of the Tenth Street Methodist
Church will meet in the educa-
tional building with Mrs. Homer
Pumphrey as hostess.
9:30 a. m .Council of United
Church Women meet in education-
al building of Tenth Street Metho-
9 a. m. Junior Lutherans of St.
Paul Church to meet.
9 a. m. Junior confirmation at
St. Paul Lutheran Church.
10:15 a. m. Senior confirmation
at St. Paul Lutheran Church..
7:30 p.m. The Fidelis Class of
the Baptist Church are invited
to the home of Mrs. J. M. Mecey
for a monthly meeting and birth-
Save gasoline and shop at home.
Pastor Brings Bible
Study at Aid Meeting
THRALL—The Rev. E. Herber
taught (the Bible lesson, based on
the Gospel of Mark, chapters 1
and 2, aft a meeting of the Mary-
Mantha Ladies Aid of the St.
John’s Lutheran Church Friday
An interesting film strip was
shown, and each deparltmen*
chairman presented a thought for
Mrs. Harvey Johnson presided
at the business meeting which
Refreshments were served dur-
ing the social hour by Mrs. Willie
Belz, Mrs. Alvin Brinkmeyer
Miss Sandra Kay Becker has
returned to her home in Freeport
after a’visit here with her grand-
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert
Becker. She also visited in Bas-
trop with her uncle and aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Harold Farley and their
Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Thaler vis-
ited in Dallas last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Sladek of
Montgomery, Alabama returned
to their home Monday after at-
tending the funeral of their
grandfather, William Meiske.
Sgt. and Mrs. R. F. Holton and
daughters, Kim and Lyn, have
returned from Guam where he
has been stationed for ithe past
year. They are visiting here with
Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Gilleland and
also plan to visit relatives in
Tennessee. He will be stationed
next at Gray AFB near Killeen
Mrs. Leo Livingston and son
David, were Austin visitors Mon
Miss Mary Moody left this
morning for San Antonio, where
she will attend Ithe South Texas
Jurisdictional of the Woman’s So-
ciety cf Christian Service of the
Methodist Church. She will re
turn to Taylor laite Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Van Slagle visit-
ed over the weekend with friends
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Griffith
and Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Holm-
htorm have returned from Dallas
where they attended Ithe meet-
ing of District VII of the Texas
Mrs. Horace Twiltlty was in Aus-
tin Monday afternoon.
To Represent Class
Maurine Leshikar, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Leshikai
1014 We sit Sixth Street, has been
chosen by her sixth grade class
alt West End School, as the stu-
dent they would like to repre-
sent their school as she goes to
Junior-High School next year.
Qualifications determining the
selection include good citizenship,
neatness, personality and scho-
lastic standing. She was present-
. ed with a pin from the school.
PAYOLA REPORT DUE
WASHINGTON UP) — Officials
of two government agencies will
report next month on what they
are doing to eliminate payola.
WHEAT TRADE DECREASES
WASHINGTON UP) — The For-
eign Agricultural Service predict-
ed world trade in wheat during
the marketing year ending next
July 1 will be slightly below last
season’s 1,260,000,000 bushels.
THIEF DOES SHOPPING
WORCHESTER, Mass. Iff) — A
thief did his weekend shopping
when he broke into Phil’s Market.
He stole $12 and also took 30
lbs. of sugar, 8 lbs. of pork, 3
lbs of coffee, 2 lbs of flour, 5
lbs. of bacon, 11 lbs. of beef,
3 doz. eggs and 10 cartons of
Mrs. Herman Brinkmeyer and
Mrs. William Diebel, hostesses.
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