Independent from Long Beach, California on February 20, 1964 · Page 37
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 37

Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 20, 1964
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Late Lancer Surge Good : By BRUCE YOUNG The Lakewood Lancen rig- ragged their way through a torrid fourth quarter to clip Wflson High. 70-62, in a finale basketball ·ijr DOUG HI!- f J*lWiC - UC«jLU^ UAMC. kh*m - . _ - 1rtlft» ,lay Wednesday night in the**nne in the late 1940s, .akevrood nm There'* Just a world of i Petlit Lauds Today** Players Paul Pettit, the new baseball coach at Jordan, can't get over how much better ballplayer? are today as compared to when he was a prep pitching phenom at Nar- . By DOUG IVES Old reliable Bin Johnston eatery sank four three throws n the , final cf Moore play Wed , _,,-- , . . . . ... Lakewood gym. There'* }us\ a world of dif Ia winning, the Lakewood ference. almost unbelievable. crew kept iti hopes alive for My {ayvee team at Jordan last a OF berth. r e a r was as Wuson led by eight points g o o d * * the early, but the Lancen keptjvarsity team I to-kittling away In fact, they.was on." Pet- wouldn't rtop. Dick Nelson, tit s a y * con- who had 21 points, had two vincingly. free throw* to tie the score at| As for Long CO-CO, then a minute later Beach baseball age. and it has paid off," Ptttit says. Some of the playen Ptttit made a tip-in and added a fret throw. Lakewood home free from there. 'ffiHS? Jr 4 n -*«»r.*i ItltClur. in relation to other a r e a s. or two old when Paul made baseball history In 1950 by signing for the, then astro- 'nomtcal bonus of $100,000 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. TO MANY in those days ( that a m o u n t must have seemed like the national debt [Certainly to Pettit that large (reward was to have a pro- · ' s ^ ' " ,' " · Millikan Scrambles Past Jordan on 21 by Johnston minutes Wednesday night as Millikan ligh scrambled past Jordan. 53-50. in a wild contest marked by 53 fouls. The victory threw Millikan. to administrator* to draw from a hat ia selecting the league's other GIF playoff en try. A boisterous crowd ia the wood LIASVI fm* imijiini ?9t1_ ^ i| iJhyW · MiUAUl * SWUM* is coaching were just a year Jordan and Ukewood la a then fall to the free throw accuracy of Johnston. Held to one field goal. Johnston made 13 foul shots. including eight la the last period, and combined with guard Hal Tunboe to spark tM Ram comeback. Timboe Prep Basketball . UOOll IIASUl n. »to noxoo UACUI C. SOT MjrM* CUrw CM II. Wt H***n* 71 ·«· G«rdn« n.lfmp:f CCV *· tM CA1SIIL VAtXIV ItACUI ?sM.vasrr.ft iKT.UCf U. El UncM J*. ^^ (CDVWQOtf 5 AfTW* JO. SlMon 74. lm C4VM M. IVBUMAII LI1CUI 7*. i« MITN a 31. trmit a. a. sum i W* Now Have Parfs 7o'5erv/c« Your VW 1500,0 RICKETTS MOTORS' Panel. D.d.r tor d» LX Harbor Art* ' 999 LONG BEACH BLVD. SZBYICE BE t-lKt »- SALES HE J-7UI ..- . Ram gym Jirce-way tie (5-5) in the rally in the third period, take Moore League and left it up' a 6-point lead with 6:00 to go,' watched Jordan had I4 P"* 1 ".·'* a A * rmal s r i t T _. security at Pettit says he ·£, J J t i a s n ' t s e e n P t l l l l ,{enough to make a 1 appraisal, but would guess | there aren't many, if any. bet-'age «,ter areas than here. major league baseball pre- Poly From what he has seen, dieted by age 20. Pettit was'points in Pettit says. 'I do know some never to enjoy the Utter as'^ tlost of the kids here could play in his arm went dead in his first it , |Cth Poly Explodes to Rip Dcnviiey in Finale by 31 By BRUCE TENNEN Leading only 43-40 two.league record with 4-6. Four 18 and the glamor of minutes into the third periodjc* the Vikes' losses were by technicals also were whistled. ,r league baseball pre-|poly High . exploded for 48 *· ?; i*?^!,^^ _.. ., . Doc Savage kept Jordan in 14 minutes to clob- It was Poly's 27th wia of for minutes. Johnston made two from the line at 2:34 as Millikan went on top. 49-48. then Timboe'i jumper at 2.01 made it 51-48. After Doug Franklin scored for Jordan. Johnston's two charity tosses at :35 sewed it up. Three players fouled out for both dubs and 75 free throws were taken. Three the running with 13 points. clars C ball right now.- " ]pro season and ended his Carrying the analogy fur- pitching career. Locals lO Mix ther. th» bespectacled Pettit in Gloves Bouts i'^ 0 "-," 1 knew .P ro f^" ^-^^^^ A ' i f i t o wren 1 was active that are D e f e n d i n g light-heavy^cot is pood as many of the weight champ Dick Vipl of kids in this (Moore) league." Long Beach and local heavy-! The Lomita resident cites vejjht Lance Holmburg are better teaching and more picked as feature performers progressive baseball pro- when the Southland's finest grams »$ the major reasons Amateur mittsters mix at for the superiority of to- Olympic Auditorium Saturday dav's youngsters. " T h e y In the 1964 Golden Cloves: started learning correctly Championships. 1 tbs fice points at an early ^Sol f Ji I' fl fi :J THE FABULOUS LAST JUSDAY 2 PEOPLE EACH WON I 29,441.0fl! TKOEOO£HBE£0 UCINS IVIIT SAIUSDAT £ SUNGAT 12 RICES/TiJSI POST-11:50 iU. r» ruu usrarw ua (u) SOXM.E CMl lliln J«tl 0 ira. to 5JO JL) scoring title with a 202 Chuck Moore had 17, au,u»M but one in the final half and,£JS Billy Richard 14. I s ***' Guard Bob LtpQ and - . ,«umpert led Downey, with the bat and made it to rmished wfth n ^^^1 ·«: jo*!* $««(».· triple-A ball, but not that onej important step higher, foil m ^^^^^^^^ m ^^^^^ m seven of his II seasons he played in the Pacific Coast Paul could have quit then and there except for "ray love of the game. I had confidence in ray · ability and felt I could battle back as a hitter -- playing first base or outfield." Pettit did show promisi League win. | Poly's Mel Reed tallied 30 19 in the first half, to 91-60. forjMuUigan-coached team. The minutes remaining. T h e n -- MooreiHares have won 23 in a row.| SUn WalthalTs rebounding but he fouled out with '. 1 was sensational for Jordan. TMrtn 0 r P T ttrmUi* I 44 I I I *»it»a I J.f I J JCrwikrtt · »I1 1 I Utnm · ^J I U JHIkin *L Jordan i3. I ··· «cn:'MBik«i V. "Jordan i£. C*. ten: ' ~ Jordan won. W o r r i e d ? ABOUT YOUR ENGINE? or TRANSMISSION? STOP WORRYING! Coll GE 4-8431 let C-A-E-R TAU irrrii CAM or TOUI CAfl RING VALVE JOB MOST 6's $49.50 Kintaftafactwr.d .naint (Sk.rl Hocll Ck.r, JLI tn\m I Tmmriuim "TRANSMISSIONS SEAL t S3C 5 0 ) REBUILD ADJUST 39 { Lilt New O7 Labor N* Uo«ry Dtwi -- Frf« Ltai Cars airf TtwTig ,,^;. t. 201SE. ANAHEIM ,r,t PHONE 434-8431 v League, i n c l u d i n g se\-eraJi years with the Hollywood Stars. · · · · · PAUL SAYS one of the reasons he kept hanging on was his hope to eventually reach the majors, and while this seems true, there was another reason Paul never mentioned but one which some of his f r i e n d s have passed on to us. "He always fe!t he owed ,t to the Pirates to give them their money's worth--for the bonus, that is." said a friend. I "He did have potential as a hitter, but he stayed around after he knew he would not reach the majors because of Pittsburgh's high stake in lim." Pettit tells us he never regretted his lengthy stay in organized ban, but the father of three boys and a girl paid for it in trying to get an education. Going only in the off-season, Pettit has gone to college for 11 years, including eight at L.B. State, where he is still a part-tine student in quest of his administrative! credentials. It wasn't until 1955 that he really decided to make teaching, and coaching, his life's work. "It was ray first love and. I guess, what I ahrayi knew the best." PAUL. OF course, was still in baseball at the time, so it took him until 1961, one season after quitting the game. to earn his teaching credential. He substituted in 1961 62. then went to Jordan on a full-time basis in 19S2-63. As head varsity coach. Pet tit inherits a mediocre team which was l-IJ-1 in league last year, but with his experience, his patience, his determination and his humility, many youngsters will learn a great deal -- and that's not just baseball skillj. either. PRICES EFFECTIVE THUES.-WED. Open Sat, Feb. 22 V/eshugrsa'i iirtbdcy! 'BIG A' ALWAYS OUTSELLS THEM All! DISCOUNT CENTERS FAMOUS NAME TIRES... BY THE CARLOAD! · NO GIMMICKS! . . . 'BIG A' SELLS WHAT 'BIG A' ADVERTISES! Best VJWWJ GUARANIIO? 18 J MONT»S BRUNSWICK'MD-5- Our Economy ... NYLON TUBELESS S/rni l/ne rr'fiifeyo//s 10 6.70x15 7.50x14 8.00x14 SET of 4...42.00 · Whiff walls odd $2 per tirt e Tube-type 6.70x15 black · ANY EXCHANGE ·'FREE MOUNTING · ALL TIRE PRICES PLUS TAX! Poly, No. 1 Seed, Faces 'Grove Five Poly High has teen seeded No. I and will play Garden Grove in the first round of the CIF playoffs beginning next Tuesday. The contest will be held at Cty College. Long Beach's other two playoff entries, St. Anthony land Jordan, wUI play away from home in their openen. and both drew cnenviable opponents, j Jordan will tnttt Piuj X. cn-Cathotie Lea pie leader and a seeded team. St. Anthony tangles with Pomona. .which has already won the Mrmtview League and boasts a 22-2 record. Pius X is 20-3 [ Poly*! opponent. Garden ( Grove, finished second to Orange in lTe F r e e w a y League. Pairings: BRUNSWICK Safety Full 4-PLY · NYLON TUBELESS tONGER WEARING TREAD COMPOUND BRUNSWICK 4-Ply Nylon/ TUBELESS · Extra Wide Trtad · Extra Deep Trtad 700x11 · 750iM 100x14 · *7ffxlS 71 Oil 5 19 ^^TM ^^ 6 Al Th*tt Sbti Al OM rriee «49-«:Ox1S *50-700iU tTOilS · 71 Oil 5 710x15 · 7$hl« ISCxH · 150x14 14? db | IDC · SET OF 4...56.00 YYVfrwoEs. . . U.I* . . . SCT OF 4 WHITEWAUS J14 09 SET OF 4 $7i.09 Sn O F 4 . . . (3.04 '·SLIMLINE WHnrWAU- "36 MONTH ROAD HAZARD GUARANTEE!" 00 BUCKWAUS IK AVAILABLE SIZES L*ss Brunswick 'Sport King 1 4-Piy TUBELESS NYLON TIRES SUES . . . 500-540i15 MO-*59ilS 4 hr UC9 MWVWiMMIUWUVAMNNMg^^^ BRAKE OVERHAUL OPEN DAILY. ALIGNMENT MUFFLERS Fr.. Glass Pak., Factory if f|{ Stock. 1U BATTERIES RETREADS II MONTH HJilillTW · K. C«!. f Spam CtmfaOt rf* 8 it*. Ta WUr« I 1.CI 14200 ROSECRANS ·t VaSry VTt» IN IONG IEACH 5500 N. Cherry Are at CandUwooJ IN CAN06A PAM 8341CAHOGA AY£. 1-irk.M.*f IOSCM Of EN 7 DATS · *..m.lO-7r.U?*

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