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aturday, May 29, 1971


Pag Eleven


'Ruby tries for win at Jndy
Editor's Note: Lloyd Ruby, who s Probably it's because of the this year as I have had in any
been driving race cars for 25 yea tradition that goes with the car I've ever driven.
dianapolis 500-mile race since 196 , Memorial Day 500. So, I'm going to try to win
figures it's about time he won at Another thing that makes this it.
4 indy. In this column, written for the big one is the $1 million in T
The Associated Press, Ruby talks te$ ilo n Tefnllnu o oa'
about his chances - and other prize money that goes along Indianapolis 500 mile race,
drivers chances - of winning the with it. Al Unser collected more First Row - Peter .Revson, Mc-
55th running of the auto classic, than :t971 a n Mt ,n,.s r, in - Laren Offenhauser, 178.696 m.p.h.

By the time you read this, of
ylloyd Ruby will have seen his
12th sun come up at the Ind-
ianapolis Motor Speedway. I
say the sun come up because,
as you know, it never rains in
Race time is 11 a.m. and I'm
as ready as I'll ever be for the
,start. As a matter of fact, when
you've been driving race cars
25 years as I have, race day
always is just another day in
your life. Except when you're
driving the Indy 500.
There's something about the
place that gets next to you.
n spite of the fact that you
pend practically the w h o l e
month of May here, and in spite
of the fact you know the grounds
and the old race course like
you do the back of your hand.

uan ;zs,uu iasu year. un-
derstand the ante goes up to al-
most $300,000 this year. Boy,
you can buy quite a few Texas
calves with that kind of money.
I have been asked who I think
will win the race this year.
Well, I count myself in on this
one just as much as I do any-
body else. I'm going to run flat
out every foot of the way, and
if the old Mongoose holds to-
gether we ought to be out there
in front at the end.
Now I have had bad luck at
Indy in the past, in spite of the
fact that I have led four out of
the last five races. I have had to
come back from far back in
the pack several times to lead,
from 27th position last year, for
So, I know I can stay near the
front as far as driving ability
is concerned. And I have as
much confidence in our cars
in Lounge
ty-Ann Arbor

Mark Donohue, McLaren Often-
hauser, 177.087. Bobby Unser,
Eagle-Offenhauser, 175.816.
second Row - Denis Hulme, Me-
Laren-Offenhauser, °174.810. Al Un-
ser, Colt-Ford, 174.622. A.J. Foyt,
Coyote Ford, 174.317.
Third Row - Lloyd Ruby, M o n-
goose-Ford, 173.821. Joe Leonard,
Colt-Ford, 172.761. Mario Andretti,
McNamara-Ford, 172.612.
Fourth Row - Jim Malloy, Eagle-
Offenhauser, 171.838. Bill Vuko-
vich, Brabham Ofeenhauser, 171.674,
Gordon Johncock, McLaren-Offen-
hauser, 171.388.
Fifth Row - Gary Bettenhausen,
Gerhardt-Offenhausec, 171.233. Carl
Yarbo-ough, Mongoose-Ford, 170.770.
Bentley Warren, Eagle-Offenhas-
ser, 169.627.
sixth Row - David Hobbs, Lola-
Ford, 169.571. Bud Tingelstad,
Birabham-Offenhauser, 170.156. Rich
Muther, Hawk-Offenhauser, 169.972.
Seventh Row - Mike Mosley,
Eagle-Ford, 169.579. Donnie Allison,
Coyote-Ford, 171.903. George Snid-
er, Eagle-Offenhauser, 171.600.
Eighth Row - Roger McCluskey,
Kuzma-Hopkins-Ford, 171.241. Wal-
ley lallenhach, Km-uzRa-enyon-Oi-
fenhauser, 171.160. Johnny Ruther-
ford, Eagle-Affenhause,, 171.151.
Ninth Row - Sammy Sessions,
Lola-Colt-Ford, 170.358. Larry Dick-
son, King-Offenhauser, 170.285.
Steve Krisiloff, McNamara-Ford,
Tenth Row - Denny Zimmer-
man, Vollsteda-Offenhauser, 169.755.
George Follmee, Ring-Offenhaus-
er, 169.105. Mel Kenyon, Kuzma-
Kenyon-Ford, 170.705.
Eleventh Row - Art Pollard,
Scorpion-Ford, 169.500. Bob Hark-
ey, Gerhardt-Offenhauser, 169.197.
Dick Simon, Vollstedt-Ford, 170.164.

LlbePrty I

MARIO ANDRETTI (left) and Bobby Unser enjoy a laugh yester-
day at a driver's meeting for the Indianapolis 500. Perhaps they
were laughing at fellow driver Lloyd Ruby's column, which is re-
printed left.

Hill sues PGA for $1,000,000

By The Associated Press
MEMPHIS - Professional
golfer Dave Hill filed a $1 mil-
lion damage suit against t h e
Tournament Players Division of
the PGA yesterday.
The suit was filed in Hill's
behalf by his Memphis attorn-
ey John P. Colton, in Federal
District Court in Memphis.
Hill, reached on the golf
course where he was competing
in the Danny Thomas - Mem-
phis Golf Classic, declined com-
The often-fined Hill was re-
quired to pay a $500 fine for
"conduct unbecoming a pro-
fessional golfer" for his ac-
tions in the second round of
last week's Colonial National

Invitation tournament in Fort,
Orr leads NHL stars
MONTREAL - Bobby Orr
and Phil Esposito of the Boston
Bruins were unanimous selec-
tions for the National Hock-
ey League's All-Star team.
Two other Bruins - K e n
Hodge and John Bucyk - join-
ed Orr and Esposito on the
first unit, along with goaltend-
er Ed Giacomin of the N e w
York Rangers and defenseman
J. C. Tremblay of Montreal,
the Stanley Cup champion.
Deny Canonereo illness
NEW YORK - Trainer Juan

Team Batting
ab r I hr rbi pet. ab r h hr rbi pet.
Minnesota 1531 196 405 30 180 .265 St. Louis 1567 220 448 28 214 .286
Chicago 1322 150 349 27 139 .264 New York 1438 170 384 28 157 .267
Boston 1425 204 363 46 192 .255 Los Angeles 1551 181 411 22 173 .265
Baltimore 1354 178 333 33 166 .246 Pittsburgh 1517 186 394 39 174 .260
Kansas City 1401 152 344 21 147 .246 S Fran'co 1593 209 412 49 197 .259
New York 1391 152 341 23 146 .245 Atlanta 1596 177 400 49 165 .251
Detroit 1482 184 362 47 168 .244 Chicago 1456 167 364 38 162 .250
Oakland 1567 209 381 46 192 .243 Montreal 1225 132 302 21 118 .247
Cleveland 1409 141 322 28 132 .229 Cincinnati 1499 148 360 36 137 .240
Washington 1497 143 336 21 131 .224 Houston 1517 158 364 13 140 .240
California 1541 155 345 34 146 .224 San Diego 1505 150 361 33 144 .240
Milwaukee 1293 118 281 22 114 .217 Philadelphia 1384 123 310 32 117 .224
Toward an Understanding
of Homosexuality
An informal seminar open to all interested persons
Tuesday, June 1, 1971, 7:30 P.M.
Lutheran Student Chapel
801 S. FOREST (at Hill)
Michigaon Un.on (3rd floor) 764-744

Arias said yesterday that Ca-
nonero II has a skin rash but
that the Kentucky Derby and
Preakness winner does not have
a blood disorder.
Dr. William O. Reed, the
veterinarian attending the colt
since he arrived from Balti-
more, joined Arias in denying
published reports that Canon-
ero II has a blood infection.
"The horse has no blood dis-
order," said Reed. "He d o e s
have a skin rash."
However, there was an in-
dication that the colt, who will
try for the Triple Crown in the
Belmont Stakes, has problems
other than a skin rash.
Sports oppose OTB
NEW YORK - Officials of
baseball, basketball and hockey
joined pro football's Pete Ro-
zelle in opposing a projected
extension of New York City's
off-track betting to any sport
other than horse racing.
Howard Samuels, OTB chief,
has hopes of extending o f f -
track betting to other sports.
Orioles trade Hardin
BALTIMORE - The Balti-
more Orioles traded pitcher Jim
Hardin to the New York Yan-
kees for right-handed pitcher
Bill Burbach yesterday.
The Orioles also signed right-
handed pitcher Dave Boswell,
26, who refused to report this
spring to the Detroit Tigers
farm club at Montgomery, Ala.
Today's Indianapolis 500~will
be broadcast beginning at 10:30
a.m. on CBE, 1550, and WBRB,
1430. It will be telecast on Chan-
nel 7 on a delayed basis at 7:30
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