that the federal court ruling on Joe Kapp (Scorecard, Jan. 6) "makes our
proposal...look like we were five years ahead of our time." He could be
wrong there. First right of refusal has the ring of a sterling idea that won't
wait that long.
THOSE ARE THE
Hurst, Texas, a Dallas suburb, went three straight years without a pedestrian
death, and there was Mayor Bob Hampton receiving a safety award from the
American Automobile Association—in his hospital bed. The mayor was recovering
from a concussion, a couple of broken bones in his shoulder and assorted cuts
and bruises. Fell off his bike.
If you have not
been particularly aware of the fact, the people of East Chicago, Ind. have.
Three basketball players who graduated from Washington High in 1971, Pete
Trgovich, Junior Bridgeman and Tim Stoddard, start for UCLA, Louisville and
North Carolina State, which were ranked second, third and fourth nationally
last week. A fourth player, Darnell Adell, transferred from Murray State and is
being redshirted at North Carolina State, where he may start at guard next
East Chicago was
riding a hot streak. The state champ in 1970 was Roosevelt down the street from
Washington. That team was led by Jim Bradley. He will be recalled as the
pleasant giant who took Northern Illinois University to national ranking before
quitting last year to join the ABA's Kentucky Colonels.