Independent from Long Beach, California on January 23, 1960 · Page 9
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OBSCURE FENDER SURPRISES i, i I Sugar Ray Loses! FENDER'S RIGHT SLOWS SUGAR RAY Sugar Ray Robinson tries to crowd Paul Fender during early going of'fight Friday night but the . longshot challenger's right catches Ray on the chin --Page B-l to slow former champion. Fender came on in late rounds to win split decision.--(AP Wirephoto.) By JACK HAND BOSTON UP)--Paul Fender, an obscure former fireman from Brookline, Mass., who was a 5-1 underdog, won a two-state version of the world middleweight title Friday night on a split 15-round decision over champion Sugar Ray Robinson at the Boston Garden. The two judges voted for Fender, ranked No. 10 in the division, while referee Joe Zapustas cast his ballot for the faded 39-year-old "Sugar Man" from New York. Fender weighed 159%, Robinson 159V4. * * * * ACCORDING to the con tract, there will be a re-match within 90 days. Robinson, hampered by inactivity, m i s s e d his big punches and failed to score with his combinations of old. Fender, fighting a cautious battle, was content to jab, move and grab in the early rounds while trying to wear down Robinson. He stepped up the pace momentarily in the fourth and fifth and came on fast after he reached the tenth round. Thus Robinson, who was stripped of his title by the National Boxing Association last year, lost the rest of to a man who wasn't given much of a chance outside his immediate family and close friends. He will be recognized however, only by Massachu- Lonp. Beach, Calif., Sat., Jan. 23, 1«0 EJatcd Face of llie New Chump setts and New York while Gene Fullmer rules in the NBA states. The big G a r d e n booed and jeered for more action with rhythmic handclaps . in the middle rounds, but cheered madly as the split decision was announced. There were no knockdowns n this battle of attrition with the old man trying his best 'or a knockout and his 29- year-old opponent hoping to wear him down. * * * * ROBINSON, starting h i s 21st year as a ring pro, did most of his heavy work with a left h o o k and a straight ·ight to the body. Once the ight strayed low to draw a varning from the referee, ylany times it was so close to ow territory that the ring- ide fans complained. This was a pale copy of the old Robinson, missing his ong right hand leads and 'ailing to put together his lashy combinations. Still it Continued Page B-4, Col. 1) O'Brien Shatters Mark-63-1! Bingaman Returns to Lions as Line Coach The biggest man who ever played professional; football, Les Bingaman, is returning to the game next season as an assistant coach with the Detroit Lions. "Bingo" was Detroit's great middle guard in the early 1950s when the Lions ruled the NFL for several seasons. He literally was "blubbery block of granite." He was immovable. Bingaman became a legend in pro football and those in the trade are happy to see him back on the scene. Les idolized Bobby Layne during his playing days and they're still buddies. In fact, they were together sev eral times during the past few By DAVE LEWIS Parry O'Brien, who has de veloped quite a successfu hobby of breaking records smashed still another one Fri LES BINGAMAN Idolizes Laync days. Layne was out here for the Pro Bowl while Bingaman was vacationing, and Les gave the .mutuel windows a whir Santa Anita and also walked a few horses for his close friend, C. W. Smith ; owner of the great Hillsdale, Bobby was reminiscing about some of their escapades during Lions. "I remember one time;' their days with the he said, "I had just bought a new car and Bingo and I were off around the town in it. Well, we got to arguing about something. I don't know what it was now, except it was something quite trivial. "Anyway, Bingo got mad. He wasn't mad enough to hit me. He was always careful about that because he could · hurt you bad by just slapping. So he just got out of the car and kicked the side in. A brand new car. . , ." Bobby sighed as he shook his head. * * * AFTER BINGAMAN QUIT PLAYING for the Lions following the 1954 season, he bought a half-interest in a bar, which immediately became a financial success. When Layne was arrested on a drunk driving charge a couple of years ago in Detroit, it developed during the trial that part of his tour that evening included Bingo's watering trough. Bingo gallantly took the stand and testified that the scotch he served had practically no alcoholic proof what soever, and he served it in glasses that measured less than an ounce. After this was recorded in the newspapers, Doc Greene, one of Detroit's top scribes, observed. . . . "Greater love hath no man than he should ruin his business for a friend." There was another time that Bingaman did a great service for his fellow players when Buddy Parker came up with a'test to determine how hard his men were working in training camp. The players, of course, didn't like it. The idea was to clock the players running a distance of 440 yards at the beginning and end of training and check the relative speeds. Presumably a man who had trained hard would be running faster at the end of the training siege. * * * ON OPENING DAY OF CAMP, Parker lined up the players and started timing them. Everything was all right until it was Bingo's turn. As Green described it. ... "Like most fine athletes, Bingo didn't understand how to quit. He managed to get to the finish line where he collapsed, gradually turning a solid blue. He was carrying too much weight." Anyway, the bluer Bingaman turned, the more pale Parker became. He stopped the test right them. There was the time when Parker and his assistant, Buster Ramsey, got into an argument over Bingaman's Weight. This occurred after Bingo leaned over to tie a shoe on a bench in the locker room and the bench collapsed. Finally a steak was wagered on whether Bingo weighed closer to 300 or 400 pounds. They had a tough time finding a scale, however. They found one at last in a feed and grain store where Bingo weighed in at 349 pounds, eight ounces. Ramsey was the winner by a half-pound. . * · * * BINGAMAN SOLD HIS BAR a year ago and settled down to such matters as playing the horses, thus it was natural that he headed west with Smith and Hillsdale in December. · Many times you can find Bingaman at 6 .· m. walking horses after workouts. This naturally brings out such quips as "which one's the horse?" . One other horse owner walked up to Smith one morning and said "that's the I ever saw. I don't imagine you have arty bad-acting horses in your stable!" True. If Bingo can cave in the side of a car, he could r.ure take care of a bad-acting horse. Former football oppo- ; rents remembering his strength agree! Vikings Smother Huskies By JIM HANCHETT Long Beach City College turned two football weapon? --a multiple offense with' ; balanced line and an air-tigh pass defense--into a sensa tional 94-79 basketball vie tory.over.high-powered Eas Los Angeles College Friday night on the Huskies' court. It was the sixth straighi Metropolitan Conference vie tory for the league-leading Vikings. Three men scored 20 points or better for the Norsemen who, at the same time, pui th~e lid 'on the Elans potenl scoring attack. HUEY Thomas, East L.A.'s sensational freshman forward :allied only 19 points, compared to his 30.5 conference average and guard Ross Fontes (18 per game average) scored only 12. Only forward Henry Johnson hit with any consistency as he bagged 25. The Vikings' variety of pat- :ern offenses constantly kept the Huskies off balance and enabled LBCC to score with The Vikes, having their hot:est night of the season, hit a 'antastic 56.5 per cent from the floor. * * 4 THE Elans held the lead mefly in the opening moments but fell behind, 27-25, never to catch up. A flurry n the closing moments of the first half by Bob Thomas, Aron Carmichael and Jim Mil- lorn boosted LBCC to a 47-41 ntermission lead. Center Lyn Hodge, who had :hree points and four fouls at mlftime, poured in 10 mark ers in the first five minutes of the second half to push the Jorse to a commanding 63-47 advantage. From there, it was not a matter of whom, but of how much. Long Belch CC (M) East L.A. (7)1 G F PT G F PT :armlchel 9 2-4 3 20 Johnson 9 7-9 2 25 ;OK 3 2-3 3 8 H.Thomas lodge 6 4-4 4 IfiGoniales i.Thomfls 8 4-5 1 20 Lona Mllhorn 10 2-5 3 22 Fontes 3urrl 1 0 - 0 0 2 Murohv Regier 0 0 0 ) 0 Roberts UcCutchln 0 0 - 0 1 0 Herberlson 1 0 - 0 1 2 (Ing 0 0 0 2 0 8 3.6 5 19 1 0 - 0 4 2 i 1-2 013 5 2 - 4 4 1 2 1 2-3 1 4 2 0 0 2 4 Tolals 39U-241994 Tolals 3315-24 U 79 Today's Sports Card Hone Racing--Sanla Anita. 1 a.m., Cal- enle. 12 noon. tee Hotkey--L.B. Hornets vs. L. A. anadlens, Paramount Iceland, 5:30 D.m. AAU Basketball--Lockvors vs Mirror Glaze. Pasadena College, t D.m. College Basketball--Long Beach Stale lollepe VI. Cal Pol/ (San Luis Oblspo), ' ' " leO ... _ _ . ISC gym, 8 p. L.A. State, I p. . --. p.m.; :al Poly (Pomona) Sports on Radio-TV None. Warriors vs RADIO TELEVISION PUtons. KR RCA (4). 11:15 day night to garner the spotlight in Southern California's first major indoor track and of 12,752 fans. Naturally, it was one of his own that he broke--the infield meet in the Sports Arenaldoor shotput mark. Parry before an enthusiastic crowdHossed the leather-encased 16- pound ball 63-1 to better his old mark of 62-1 % set 11 months ago in New York. The toss earned him the award as the meet's outstand- Claim L.A. to Get NBA Franchise PHILADELPHIA M') --Los Angeles Friday appeared tick etcd for a franchise in UK National Basketball Assn while there appeared to be some doubt whether Chicago would get into operation as scheduled next year. A source close to the league's meetings, which are closed, said "Los Angeles will be granted a franchise in the NBA, possibly next season, but definitely in the 1961-62 PARRY IN RECORD HEAVE Parry O'Brien is shown here getting off world record indoor shotput heave of 63-1 in Sports Arena meet Friday night.--(AP Wirephoto.) season." Meanwhile, Max Winter, who heads the new Chicago franchise, did not appear as scheduled to tell the board of governors what progress his club had made in acquiring Chicago Stadium as a home site. Maurice Podoloff, president of the NBA, said he received a telegram from Winter in Miami Beach, Fla., saying Winter was ill with the flu and would not be able to ap pear. "There has been some question how far negotiations have gone with Chicago Stadium," Podoloff said. "I have called a special meeting of the board of governors for Tuesday in New York at which time Winter will report on his progress." Pro Cage Scorns Eastern All-Stars 125. Western All-stars ing performer. O'Brien's record throw, almost n full foot better than his former mark, came on hif f i f t h effort following two successive fouls. Up to then his best for the night was only 60-9, which wouldn't have been good enough to beat Dave Davis, who finally fin ished second with a 61-6/2 heave. O'Brien was exceptionally pleased with his performano especially since he has been fighting the flu for the past week. * * * * MEANWHILE, S w e d e n ' s touted distance star, Dan Waern, who has bettered fou minutes six times, ran a poor fourth in the featured mile as Oregon's D y r o l Burleson roured into the lead on the last lap and beat Phil Coleman, winner of the mile at Boston last week, by eight yards in 4:06. Waern finished 40 yards behind the winner after running close to the leaders for three-quarters of a mile. The Swede tired badly in the final 'our laps. He explained after the meet that he is far behind in his training. It was very cold when he left Sweden and en route he picked up a sore, throat that has been troubling him. «· * * # WAERN HAD high praise for the winner, Burleson. "He's a fine runner and I expect him to be a finalist in the 1500 meters at Rome next summer. He also will break four minutes when he runs outdoors," he said. Coleman led virtually all he way in the mile, cutting 'ractional times of 62 seconds, 2:04.5 and 3:07.6. George Larson, Burlcson's cammate from Oregon, took he lead briefly with 2 ! / 2 laps o go, but as Coleman and - a r s o n were shoulder-to- SIZZLES WITH 6-UNDER 66 Souchak in Slim Lead By JERRY WYNN PEBBLE BEACH -- "I like Mike." That's the theme song in Bing Crosby's big golfing how here today as big Mike ouchak tees off with a one- troke lead in the third round f the $50,000 National Pro- imateur championship. Souchak's only politics Fri- ay was the luck of the draw, whose 16 on the 16th hole at]way tie for second at 131 Cypress Point several years ago is now legend. And San Farnisco's pride, Ken Vcnturi. Oliver shot 68 at Monterey CC, Venturi posted a sterling 71 for low round at Pebble. Alone in fifth place at 142 is Dow Finsterwald, who toured Monterey CC in 71. S o u c h a k , Littler, Oliver Venturi and Finsterwald vhich allowed him to play:there you have five champs he easier Monterey Penin-jjust three strokes apart in ula Country Club course.,one of the greatest of tourna- nd he was elected unani-|ments. nously with a landslide six-| Contention runs -much under-par 66 for a 36-hole!deopcr with Bellflower's Paul otal of 139. lo'Leary one of three at 143, His platf.orm was a birdiejdefending champion Art Wall, n every pot-^-well v in eight ofiTommy Jacobs and Julius hem, anyhow. One stroke behind Souchak s genial Gene Littler, who Boros among six at 144 and Bob Goalby, the only one of the leaders yet to play Mon- ardcd a one-over par 73 atjterey, at 146. Goalby had Fri 'ebble Beach for 140. Littler!day's low score at Cypress !was first-round co-leader with'PoinS, a 70. VTnv Handicap, Hiaieah, KRCA 0j c k Knight, who soared to a 1 Leading the pro-amatevir di- San Marcos Handicap, Santa An!'*, 1NXT (2), 4:M p.m. All-Star Golf, KABC (7), S p.m. Bowling (Welu vs. King*, KT.TV (11), :30 p.m. and All-Star Bowling. KHJ («), :30 p.m. Baseball Re-creation (Phillies raves), KCOP (13), p.m. 77 at Pebble Friday. vision is Chick Harbert and Phil Harris, an amateur from TIED FOR third place at'Old Grand-Dad CC, with a 64 ' |141 arc L'd (Porky) 01iver,|Friday for 129. There's a five- among duos led by Souchak, Venturi, Boros, Goalby and Art Bell. LONG BEACH amateurs fared thusly: Dan Ridder with Harry Dee, 70 for 135; Julie Bescos with Fred Hawkins, 67 for 143; MIKE SOUCHAK Sets Crosby Pace Vern Stephens with Everett Goulart, 68 for 144; Bob Lemon with Jerry Priddy, 72 for 144. Celebrities were respon siblc for the day's most spectacular shots. Jim Garner of Maverick television fame made a birdie on the famed 222-yard 16th ocean hole at Cypress Point with a fearless drive to the green and 12-foot putt. It earned him a net ace. D e n n i s Morgan of the movies went one better with an eagle-three on the 471-yard f i f t h hole at Cypress. He hit his drive into the woods, another wood back on to the fairway, and then a 4-wooc into the cup. . . Unlike Thursday's tempos tuous first, round, there was little wind and no rain to send scores soaring. Even so, there were 27 rounds 80 and over. Souchak started his round steamingly with a 40-foot birdie putt on the -first hole; bogied the fourth, and birdied the fifth and seventh holes on (Continued Page B-4, Col. 2) shoulder as they swept into Lhe gun lap, Burleson came charging around them on the outside and won easily going away. * + * * UPSET OF the night came in Ihe two-mile run as Jim Bcatty from North Carolina clipped the favored Max Truex by two yards with a blazing finish. Bcatty, a complete outsider, trailed Truex by 10 yards going into the last lap ol 160 yards. He finally caught Truex on the curve at the top of the stretch and the ex-Trojan ace was unable to meet the challenge. Alex Henderson of Arizona State was third. The time was 8:57, over 10 seconds off the indoor mark. * * Ht * DON BRAGG gave the crowd a big thrill when he attempted to crack the 16-foot ceiling in the pole vault after winning the event at 15-5'/ 2 . le failed to score a "break hrough," however, when he ticked the bar off with his 'eet while going up on his .wo attempts; was over the bar on the final try but came down on top of it. Easy wins were recorded in he other "distance" track :vents. Mai Spence of Arizona State won the 600-yard ·un by 20 yards, and Jim Grelle of Oregon copped the 1,000-yard run by 15 yards. The two "shorties," the ligh hurdles and dash, were aken by the favorites--Lee "alhoun and Bill Woodhouse. * * # * CHARLEY D U M A S annexed the high jump at 6-10Vi vhen he cleared the bar on lis final jump to shake off determined Paul Stuber. Pierce JC won the college mile handily over Glendale in 1:29.2. Long Beach State ran burth all the way. * * * Results TRACK EVENTS o.yard dash-Woodhouse (Abilene), Hall Poly), Garten (East Texas Stale). fiO-vard high hurdles -- Calhoun (un- illacnod), Robinson (Central Calif. A . A ) Cawlev (SC Frosh), 7.2. «8?-vard run-Soencc (Arizona Slats), gulbreath (Philadelphia), Farmer (Oxy Frosh), 1:11.4. 1.000.yard run--Grelle (Mgltnomah A.C.), Peake (Santa Clara Youlh Vlllaoo Spcnco (Arl:ona Stale). 2:09.5. Mill run--Burleson (Oregon), Coleman (Chicago TF Club), Larson (Oregon), u 'aern (Sweden), 4:04. (Waern's unofficial RELAYS College mile--Pierce J. C., Glendale, Redlands U., L. B. Stale, 3:29.2 open mile--Occidental (Cervcny, Wilier, Tunncv, Blavlock), Oxnard Air Force Base, Los Anoeles Stale, 3:29. Two-mile -- Stanford (Lloyd, Lassen, Kller, Cunllffc), SC, UCLA. No offlcla time due to lap count error. FIELD EVENTS 35-pound weight (held In afternoon at Occidental College)--Connolly (Slrlders), oS-lOtt; Paonnl (New York A.C.), «2-7V; Jongewaarfl (San Joscl, 51-5. Shotput--O'Brlcn (unattached), 63-1 (new ndoor record); Davis (San Fernando Valley Slate), «!-6Vi; Roberts (Slridcrs), 55-10; Humphreys (Strlders), 55-4. Pole Vault-Bragg (U. s. Army). IS 5'.i; lie lor second bcTwccn Gulowskl (Marines) and Helms (Oxy), 14-6. High lump--Dumas (SC), 6-10'A; Stuber (unattached), o-B'/i; Faust (unattached), LOCKYERS, PASADENA VIE TONIGHT Lcaguc-'lcading Lockycrs seeks to make it two straight over poxycrful Mirror-Glaze of Pasadena tonight in an AAU basketball battle scheduled, for 8 p.m. at Pasadena City College.- Lockycrs toppled Mirror-. Glaze from the ranks of the unbeaten, 89-77, last Tuesday to take over the league lead with a 4-1 record. The Pasadena q u i n t e t Kirby's Shoes are tied for ' second with 5-2 marks. V

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