The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on February 20, 1968 · Page 36
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · Page 36

Los Angeles, California
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Tuesday, February 20, 1968
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ROCKETS' GET THE BEST Bill Drescher, who claims lie's world's best basketball player, meets San Diego coach Jack McMahon (right). Drescher will get chance to prove claim in tryout with Rockets. Iff) Wirephoto 'World's Best' Arrives for San Diego Tryoyt SAN DIEGO (UPD The self-acclaimed best basketball player in the world arrived here Monday for a tryout with the San Diego Rockets. He is Bill Drescher, a 6-foot-4, 200-pound graduate student of the University of Florida. He recently wrote every National Basketball Assn. club asking for a tryout on grounds he has the moves of Elgin Baylor and the shots and dribbling ability of national scoring leader Pete Maravich of LSU. Rockets coach Jack McMahon said he planned to watch Drescher work out at the University of OWNERS ON SPO" Continued from First Page seven-club divisions, the NFL will get half of that money, too. The two leagues have not quite merged yet. That will happen completely beginning in 1970 when AFL and NFL teams start playing each other during the. regular season. Now they meet only in exhibition games and the Super Bowl. But they are now presenting a common front against the athletes who have been organizing for more money. Horrid Word The new players' representative in the NFL, John Gordy, has already advised the owners that the $1.2 million donation promised the players' pension fund for the last year, and the next two, is not enough. His introductory figure is $5 million. The AFL players are serving the same kind of notice on their owners and have reinforced it by filing for union recognition by the National Labor Relations Board. 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Drescher, 22, played col-1 e g e basketball at t h e University of Delaware but was dropped after his sophomore year for disciplinary reasons. He said his trouble was women but that this will help him be a big drawing card. by owner standards. But they insist they will not be soft in the negotiations. They also want $500 a game for each exhibition contest and this would be a costly item for the club owners, who have been paying them nothing for exhibitions except the $10 per day in training. The clubs average five preseason games and squads number as high as 60 players. At $500 a player, they are asking as much as $30,000 a game, a figure that often exceeds the guarantees given each team. WARRANTY GUARANTEE m 1 les! ' wits tr Divides, Multiplies, Adds, Subtracts, 10 Key Automatic You'll pay over $600 for a new one Mail and Phone Orders Accepted No Shipping Charges largest Typewriter Oiain - store WEST C0VINA General Office Appt. Co. 334 N. 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RAY RISSMILLER: A SINGING SAINT !C1 ' NEW ORLEANS ffi Ray Rissmiller started singing in public at the age of 10 in a Pennsylvania church choir. Now, the 6-foot-5, 250-pound offensive tackle of the New Orleans Saints is performing off-season in a Bourbon St. bistro and packing 'em in. "I love to entertain and be in front of people " says Rissmiller. "I love songs with soul and meaning." Rissmiller, a free-wheeling bachelor, lives most of the time in his own world of professional football and music. He mixes a devotion to what he terms "soul music" with an unbridled appetite for good food. Always, he tells you, football is No. 1 in his life. But music is close behind. He's forever singing snatches of songs that tell a story even with friends and teammates. Admittedly an extrovert by every standard now, Ray wasn't always one. "I remember back when I was a kid in Easton, Pa.," he recalls. "Once I was in a Sunday school play when I was CRENSHAW 2S5S CRENSHAW Blvd. RE 30101 RE 3-1245 ho 3 sill she "VKsar sas hs vvss smis -1 n .... . , , INGLEW0OD & SO. LOS ANGELES 10750 S. WESTERN Ave. PL 7-2278 about 10. Right before the play I cried because I was scared to death. Frightened. Then, this new mill i s t e r took over the church and formed a choir. My dad made me become a part of it because he thought I could sing a little. "Well, I joined it and started singing," continued the big tackle. "Then I was asked to do a solo. I practiced and practiced and then came the Sunday I was to solo. My knees were knocking. The organist began playing and I opened my mouth. "Nothing happened. I Ex-Award Winners to Attend Banquet When Randy Matson, the world's shotput champion, receives the Sullivan Award at a public dinner at the B i 1 1 m o r e Bowl Thursday night, several former winners of the coveted trophy will attend. They include Glenn Cunningham, Rafer Johnson, John Pennel, Parry O'Brien, Dr. Sammy Lee and Bob Richards. IV. ICS AN5CIES CULVER CITY 5547 SEPULVEDA Blvd. UP 0-8777 EX 1-6281 couldn't get a word out. The organist started again. Then, out came the voice, a little rough, but as the song went along, I gained confidence and started belting out the words." Rissmiller's interest in music continued when he went to the University of Georgia on a football scholarship. Later, as a player with the Philadelphia Eagles, he recorded a song called, "Big Ray." Obtained by the Saints last spring in the expansion draft Ray fell in love with New Orleans, its haute cuisine and high-living nightlife which exists almost round-the-clock. rwORLD'sl BEST BUYERS ere in Beverly Hillsl Check our '68 FORD prices & you'll agree! Their low prices are YOUR pricesl EQUIPPED AS YOU WISH BEVERLY HILLS FORD USD Wilstllri Call 655-9400 PANORAMA CiTT VAN NUYS 8100 VAN NUYS Bl. ST 6-1 520 TR 3-2950 GIEN0AIE BURBANK 6750 SAN FERNANDO Rd. Ci 4-4141 1 i ESI "I'm taking singing lessons to develop more range," says Rissmiller, "and to learn to breathe while I'm singing. "I feel like I will make it as a singer," he observes. "If I see that I can't get the Job done with the voice, then I'll step aside just like I'll do in football. I hope to eventually travel around and sing in supper clubs and make more recordings." Distributed by The Alfred Hart Company TARZANA & WEST VALLEY 13401 VENTURA Bl. . 881-2222 987-1466 ORANGE COUNTY GARDEN GROVE 14Q4Q BROQKHURST (Cor. of Brnnfcnnrtt andWtstmtnster) 530-3200 TUES., FEB. 20, 1968 Part j Rissmiller likens singing to football. "I'm nervous at the beginning of a show like I am before a football game. But after you. hit the first lick or sing the first note, you get UK.." . 80 Proof 100 Grain Neutral Spirits NEW STORE...ANAHEIM-BUENA PARK! CORNER CF LINCOLN & KNOTT 6962 UKCOLN BLVD. 826-5550

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