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June 12, 1966

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Sundoy, Jun« 12, 1966--Van Nuys (Calif.) THI N E W S Ea*-~49.A W«t--31-A No. la*--45-A lur.--45-A Ctntrol--Sl-A 202 Horses Eligible for Futurity Stakes Del Mar's famed 2-year-old classic, the Futurity reached a new plateau with the announcement that a record number of 202 juveniles has been kept eligible for the 19th running. The stake is the richest event of the 42-day summ.er season opening July 26. Currently, the six furlong fixture has a value of $76,535. This amount is easily expected to hit the $100,000 mark with the addition of entering Munson Signs Contract for '66 Campaign Bill Munson, half of the Los Angeles Rams' young quarterbacking .duo, has signed his 1966 contract with the club. Munson has fully recovered from the knee injury and ensuing surgery that sidelined him last year for the final four games. "Bffl's devotion to therapy work Is an example for all athletes," said Dr. Daniel Le- vmtihal, who has kept close watch on Bill's right knee since performing the surgery last November. "Bill refused lucrative off- season employment so that he could devote full time to therapy and, with the fine help of trainer George Menefee, he has done a great job," Levinthal continued. "Bill has -worked so hard that right now the right thigh muscular strength exceeds that of the uninjured left one. The right knee should be every bit as useful to Mm as it was before he hurt it" Before giving -way to Roman Gabriel last fall, Munson completed 64% of his passes with 144 completions" in 267 attempts, against Has the best day came when be completed 27 passes, the greatest number of completions by a Ram quarterback in the past 14 seasons. In that game he drove the Rams on three long 'touchdown marches In the fourth quarter, hitting Terry Baker ·with the winning touchdown pass with only 29 seconds left. won that filly in 1956 wit! and starting fees, plus supple mentary nominations, when the Futurity is contested on closing day, Sept. 13. The 202 eligibles, 16 more than the former mark set a year ago, ' are 2-year-olds drawn from an origin'al nomi nation list of 705, also a rec ord. A positive indication of the stature of the Futurity is seen from the fact that 43 of the eligible! are owned by horsemen outside of California. . Mr. and Mrs. John J. El more, prominent breeders anc owners of San Olemente, lead the nominators with 10 oandi dates. The Elmores have nev fir _won a Futurity, but thei: luck has been immeasurablj better in the Del Mar Debu tante, having classic twice Blue Vic and last summe: with the sensational Century. Seven candidates have been kept eligible by Mr. and Mrs E. B. Johnston of Pasadena Among other nominators with multiple candidates are Howard Keck and Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery Fisher with five each and Sidney Factor Deerwood Stock Farm anc Middle -Ranch with four. Of the 202 eligibles for the 1966 Futurity, 16 have already visited the winner's circle, among them the stakes-placed Gentleman's Game, Palo Fierro and Title Game. Other winners include E q u i p p e d , Greco Tune Henchman. He's Bong Again. Irish Ride, Mister Pie, Pagan Gem, Sand Devil, Short Tale Sfcalkaho, Snappy Nashville Tout Nagea and 'Twill Do. Recognised as one of 'the most " important 2-year-old Chicago Bears stakes in the nation, the Futurity was annexed last year by Louis Rowan's . brlllian colt, Coursing, who ftashec the six furlongs in 1:03 4/5 fastest time of the year for his age division. The victory en abled Coursing to be rankec third on the Experimental Handicap, just below Buck passer and Graustark. Open Registration for Laker Summer Basketball Clinics Registration cards are now available from basketball coaches at 28 high schools where the Los Angeles Lakers will conduct free basketball clinics this summer.. The basketball schools will be open to any boy 12 years or older, and will include personal instruction by Laker Coach Fred Schaus and members of the Western Division Champion Lakers, along ; with a showing of the Laker highlight film and drawings of basketballs and Laker T-shirts. In addition, each boy who participates in one of the instructional sessions will be mailed two free tickets to' a 19667 Laker home game. Dates and sites for the free basketball schools: June 20, E3 Monte; June 21, Pomona; June 22, Lincoln; June 23, Morningside; June 24, Compton; June 27, Glen flora; June 28, San Marino, June 29, Arcadia; June 30, Re dondo; July 5, South Hills; July 6, Temple City; July 7, La Habra; July 8, Westminster; July 11, Bellflower; July 12, Marshall; July 13, Artesia; July 14, Marina; July 15 MarkKeppel; ^ July 18, Hawthorne; July 19, Lakewood; July 20, South Torrance; July 21, Foothill; July 22, Cleveland; July 25, Pius X: July 26, Monrovia; July 27, Dorsey; July 23, Rosemead; July 29, Villa Park. Junior high and high school boys may obtain registration cards from the varsity basket ball coaches at any of the 28 locations, Preregistration is the only requirement for the free instructional sessions. WORLD'S LARGEST TRANSMISSION SPECIALISTS. INSPECTION SERVICE RemirraL, dismairtlinE, rtcrtinjcf all parts Exclusive 19-jttiJrt UMCO Multi-Ret All Minor Mjnrtmorte MMCO Roafl Test 1-0 AY SERVICE FREE fOWINC EASY TERMS BURBANK, 1121 W. Magnolia N. HOLLYWOOD, 7121 Vincland VAN NUYS, 7012 Van Nuys Blvd. 843-3555 764-2323 989-1440 Thomas, Meisenzahl Go Point leaders Nick Thomas of Gardena and Jerry Meisenzahl of Redondo Beach will be the favorites in a 100-car field that will see action in tonight's 14-event Figure-8 stock car racing program at Garden's Ascot Park. Mor» than 100 laps of racing starts ait 7 pjm.., preceded by time trials at 6'oclock. Thomas holds a slim 42%point lead over Meisenzahl going into this evening's 20-lap main event. He survived a flip two weeks ago to return to action last Sunday night. place finisher/ Willie Kim-'' Meisenzahl, who has 450 points to Thomas's 492%, was leading last week's main event going into the final lap when he slammed into the fence. He restarted to run fourth In the 20-lap race, after winning the trophy dash earlier. Out for his second main event win of the year will be Bob Queener of Torrance who missc-d Meisenzahl's crash last week to. score his first triumph of the year. Other top drivers entered _ include Ben Steele of Gar- Vermont Ave. speed plant. dena, second last Sunday; brough, Los Angeles, third", last week; Jerry Tallman c*J Bellflower; Ed Sauer, Bob' Marshall and Stogie Smith, all of Torrance; Dorsey Steel« of Huntington Park; Bob Baxter; of Glendale,- Ted Shuster of Oomptan and Ed Ferrp of Lo- - mlta. / Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. _ when 7500 general admission seats go on sale at popular I prices at the 183rd. St. and So. EASY AS 1-2-3 Stanley Kogut MD, of Encino reeled these three sailfish in one day's "outing, fishing in Mexican waters off Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. Sailfish, as^marked on display stand in photo, weighed (from left to right) 95 pounds; 140 pounds and 75 pounds. Kogut was aboard the day-boat "Marlin," out. from Hotel Miramar. Drag Racing School has Very Successful Grads A school for drag racing? There is one, with minimum enrollment, and it has graduated a very successful clientele. Gerry Glenn, who comprises 3ie class of 1965-66 in Ron Winkle's exclusive course in 200 miles-an-'hour drag racing, will show what he has learned. at the Hot Rod Magazine Drag Races next week end at.Riv- eiside International Raceway. A year ago, We young father from Panorama City was sitting in the grandstand at Riverside watching the nation's best racer drivers perform. He had never known the exhilaration of match racing or felt the G loads of a seven and one-half second run down a 440-yard course. Down on the track Winkle was hatching an idea: Take a beginning driver and make a race driver out of him--a young man who will pay attention and do things the way yon want him to. Somehow they got together. How do you train a man to race one of these 1000-horsepower slingshots? 'From the very first," Glenn said, "he told me to go as fast as I could. I never had to take it easy. What he did was to put a little engine in my dragster at first, so I couldn't go fast enough to get in too mudh trouble. 'As I learned, Ron kept in- Three Linemen Sign Contracts Three veteran offensive linemen and two kickers have signed 1966 contracts with the Los Angeles Rams. Guards Don Chuy and co- captain fensive, inked Teen Center Signups for 'Murals Set Registration is open to all teenagers of the Valley for the intramural basketball' .and baseball teams at the Valley Teen- Center; 17400 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys. Team play will begin Monday, June Z7, will be held each day from 1 to 5 p.m. and continue throughout the Si I'm nnffr !DlQ!D/tllS. Trophies will be given fbr jreasing the horsepower until was running right up with the 'hotdogs'." Glenn's debut at the con- rols of a hot 392-Chrysler- ·owered dragster was auspi- aous. Last November, he set a course record at San Fernando and became the first Winner of the pro series at Bakersfield in December, putting down another promising newcomer, Tommy Allen. Glenn's first big payoff was a$50pprize, As' driver of the" Winkle- ?rapp-Glenn dragster he has best marks of 209.54 mph and sec. At Riverside he will be shooting at prize money of more than $5000 in the top fuel class. That's better pay for three days' -work than most graduates wall call for this month. miost valuable players and to players on the championship teams. Lessons in boxing and tennis are also scheduled at the center. Under the direction of Al Bermeo, program director, be held each Monday afternoon at 3 p.m. Instruction in this class will include- conditioning, proper use of foot work, reflex techniques, and individual style. 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