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Ageless Opinion Not Shared by All V1G11T RATED EVEN AWAY SOM6 20 Y6ARS T?N/ctHT AT 1H6 SPURTS ARENA WH6N Tug New Arch, Lavorante Tangle Tonight RCHIE _ ALEJANDRO MOOR6 UAVORANTE · i I \2U I ·"·/AdC' VI^ I N U I i It/*-' HrWb' l^/ ^VY|N£f l U *--- *ARCH... WHO MST HAS.TOO MUCH exp£RI6NC6 ANP *» ._ V^FS. C~» k a l l X t k l * · · * * · » -- *. · » ^ i y» I *-*" SAVVY Ft)R"W5 3RP RANKING Dy HANK HOLLINGWORTH CimtIM »wm t«ltir One of the most important (and a t t r a c t i v e ) boxing matches hosted in the South land in recent years will take place tonight at the Sports Fight Tickrls Tickets (priced from $20 to $3) will be on sale at the Sports Arena and Olympic Auditorium all day. They also will be available here at Trans-America T i c k e t Agency, 143 W. O c e a n Blvd., until noon. Arena when ancient Archie Moore meets Argentina's Ale jandro Lavorante in a 10- round clash. First bout is set for 8:30, with the main battle slated about 9:30. There will be no television nor radio account ings. Betting has fluctuated all week, with first Moore then the 25-year-old Latin boasting favoritism. At the writing. wagering was G-5 and take your pick. ARCHIE, at least 20 years older than his opponent, is : expected to weigh-in this noon at about 102 pounds, considerably over the 175- i pound limit hc had been forced to meet when defending his light heavyweight title. | Lavorante, No. 3 ranked [heavyweight, will tip the scales around 210. In addition to a hefty weight edge. Ale- ·jandro will have a sizable ^height advantage, standing ;G-4 to Moore's 5-11. Moore has been stripped of his bauble in all states except California, but the crown won't be at stake tonight. However, the bout is a big 'one for Archie because he in; tends to engage Gene Fullmer J i n June--and a loss to the inexperienced Ijtin could kill 'the forthcoming big money '. match. Lavorante. on the other jhand, will gain international 'recognition by w h i p p i n g Moore. The youngster has a {record of 19 wins in 21 bouts, .both losses (to Roy Harris 'and George Logan) being logged in the "debatable decision" category. Fifteen of Alejandro's wins were by KO. Tonight's bout will be No. 21C for Moore, who began boxing before Lavorante was · bom. Archie is the all-time j knockout record-holder with 133 in 215 matches. MOORE will receive $35.000 for tonight's clash, while (Continued Page D-3. Col. G) TALK OF THE TAPE V.f-3-t M licet. !« «rp i f I I . 1 . fr 1 in J I". 4', 1 I". J l ' l '". JM^ tfp Independent- LMI IIKH cut, fffcur. MIT. »i. mi Page D-l Step Up Vocal Campaign Against Yankrrs POT POUKKl: Several club officials in the Ameri-| can League are so fearful that the Yankees will make! n runaway race of it that they have stepped up a campaign to downgrade the Yanks' chances of repeating so as to stimulate interest in the junior loop. It is heard that the front offices arc encouraging their, field managers to rap the Yankees whenever possible. Most vociferous skipper, of course, has been Al Lopez of the White Sox, who doesn't need much prodding in the first place to discuss the Yankees' chances. He insists that the Yanks can be "had" by as many os three clubs this season . . . his own Sox, the Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles. Lopez bases his reason BROWNS TRADE PLUM TO LIONS MILT PLUM DETROIT 1-H--The Detroit Lions moved to bolster their weal: offense by acquiring quarterback Milt Plum, the National Football League's top passer the last two years, in a thrce-for-thrcc trade Thursday with the Cleveland Drowns. The Lions sent quarterback Jim Ninowski, back Hopalong Cassady and defensive end Hill Glass to the Browns for Plum, hard-running Tom \Vatkins and linebacker Dave Lloyd. "We're getting what we've needed most--offensive help," said coach George Wilson of the Lions. "But I think it's a good deal for both teams. "The Browns have needed a defensive end and Glass will help them there." The Lions had what many considered the best defensive unit in the NFL last year. But their sagging offense killed them in several games--and they finished second in the Western Division to the champion Green Bay Packers. "Plum isn't the only big man we wanted." said Wilson. "Don't forget Waikins. He's a big. strong runner -rand he's fast, too." ' ' "With-Ninowski running the option beside Jim Brown and Ernie Davis," said coach Paul Brown in Cleveland, "we hope to have a much tougher offense to defend against. r "We've gone four years without winning and felt some major changes were required." Plum, who .played at Pcnn Slate, had lccn critical toward Brown, who calls every offensive play for the Browns. The 27-year-old Plum had 177 completions in 302 attempts last season as the Hrimns finished third in the Eastern Division. He threw IS touchdown passes. Plum's over-all statistics left him ranked No. 1 amonq NFL quarterbacks. HOWARD CASSADY Lakers Nipped by 1 in Bid for Sweep JL JL */ v J- rts» Piston Subs Overcome Huge Point Sprees by Elg, West; 5th Game Sat. Celts Rush to Mop Up; Losculol'i', Wilt Scuffle BOSTON /r--The Boston Celtics suddenly feel ° f (i " ishin « ° (f Philadelphia as quickly as Ing that the Yankees are no lead-pipe cinch fnr the . pennant on four Yankees , "who played over their possible- in the National Haski'thall Assn. Eastern Di- heads last season and can't ,vision playoffs. j be expected to do It again." j Several players made it The four players arc clear Thursday they fed Los' Whitcy Ford, who had a 25-4 Angeles is mopping up the record last yean Roger Marts, Western Division competition who belted Cl homers; Luis speedily and the Celtics can't 1 Arroyo, whose great relief afford to give the Lakers too pitching was a major factor | on g a rest, in the pennant victory-, and ,, os , on took a ;,., ^ hlston Howard s .348 batting m , cr ,, hibdel p h j a in thcir avfr!t " f - U-»t-uf-.sfvtn suits Wcdncs- CH»M»r»L»!N WALLS PRAISED 'ersNip Yanks By GF.ORGF. LEOERER i, r-t lun writ* 'lively. Walls hit .318 in Florida games. VF.RO BEACH, Fl.i. -- "If "I started to write Walls day's ['.ime until he grounded ·· · - Ut'sl*tlI*St!V I'll il'I ICS \VCUHt'S* - · - · · - - . . . . « . - . - · . , i . - . . . - - i ' -- , ·· r t-. ·- "Maybe one of them ^ . '| )t pcj.u^ The next 1 Lec ^ Va " s doesn't play a n - o n my lineup card at St.; out as a pinch-hitter while the might have another good year., '* f ',,,"..,.. phjii,|nlnhii. otllcr inning, he'll still be a Petersburg Wednesday," said'Dodgcrs staged a tying two- t.itt «nt ill nf flin»»i ·· lh« o«rt,l ^ Illiauinniia . . . ,, _ _ ,,, ... ^|.,|. I . A I c t n n "TVinn t rhlnoiO mv'niM ,-illtf nrt-iinct Ili,/l Mi!«. DETROIT Ml-- The Detroit Pistons, fiphting for dear life, staved off elimination in the National Baskethall Association's Western Division final playoffs JThursday night with a 118-117 victory over the l.os Angeles Lakers. The Lakers stilt lead the bcst-of-scven scries 3-1 and the teams will return to Los Angeles for the fifth gamo Saturday night. Bench strength won it for the Pistons with reserves John Egan, Bob Ferry, and Willie Jones playing largo j roles. They offset tho Lakers' jone-two punch of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. Baylor scored 45 points and 1C one else." | Walls did not enter Thurs- AL LOPEZ Yanks Can Be 'Had* but not all of them." the good s aturdav LOS Anceles needs valuablc man to lhis clul) - ' Alston ' " lhcn ' changed my:run rally against Bud Daley «··""· .i.«-iii-«« i '' * Detroit ; J ust wis ' 1 wc ' lai1 a ' cw more mini ' an * put ^ a ' r 'y at ''"'·: i" the ninth inning. Prior to : with his desire." .hoping that he might come j that. Walls ran a few laps in to wran un "HE'S Bob Cousy. "We want to; pion Ncw York Yankees]might have to go with some- (Continued Page D-3. Col. 1) clinch the end of the playoff ]Wal , Moon anothcr DmlKcr no later than Sunday. Then who cxemplifies , hc tritCf but we will have a couple of days true ..j le - to rest before we go for the big one." The big post-game discus- came to play" phrase, scored from first base.! * · * * | AS THE Dodgers finished, sion concerned a budding their G r a p e f r u i t League! bump-and-push war between schedule with a 13-8 record THE help ; type of guy VISITS ANGKLS CAMP No Predictions...Ike Philadelphia's giant scorer Wilt Chamberlain and the Celtics' muscular Jim Loscutoff. With the score 62-50 in Boston's favor Wednesday night and Boston center Rill Russell burdened by four p e r s o n a l fouls, Loscutoff came off tho bench to keep Chamberlain away from rebounds. When he had done his job, Boston was in front 90-70. senor declares. , . "Even with all four hav-|°"'» * ing great ycarsand with Man-;...,, ivestcrn't'itlc"' "'"'' "''' The praise came from m a n - o u t of his slump. Mt's in prac-'the outfield and sat on the tie having a good one, too. the Yankees weren't able to, . . . . iager Walter Alston Thursday jlically the same rut as he was bench, shake Detroit until their September showdown. It could ,, ,. . after Walls' double with two last spring. ' . . . . be a lot closer this time." : "WE DO.VT want to givci out j n ,j lc JQ^ j nn j n( , j lac |, "I'd like to sec some of our * * * i Los Angeles too much of aj K i v c n , he D(x ] KC rs a 5-4 tri-phcnoms break their slumps OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE transfer of the r«t. said Celtics captam| um h OVCf , he wor|(1 cham .! an j soon . If they don't I, Philadelphia Warriors to San Francisco, which we have ""'* '""""' " w " " i . .. . reported on from time to time, it expected to be made any day now. Those involved have been meeting regularly and only a fcw more details need to be ironed out. The Lakers, of course, have led the movement to have the Warriors transferred to San Francisco. This season, for Instance, the Lakers had to subsl- · ill/e rival clubs' travel expenses West to the time of $80,000. With a team in San Francisco, the subsidy not only would be eliminated, but the Lakers' own travel expenses Would be cut slightly. Meanwhile, the rival American Basketball League has created a defense fund of $100,000 to fight the move in the courts on behalf of the San Francisco Saints. The NBA is not particularly worried about it, though. A member of the new Warrior syndicate revealed that his group "asked George McKcon, owner of the Saints, if he would like to join us. Hc didn't, so we're going ahead without him." * * * REPORTS FROM RUSSIA REVEAL that two young American figure skaters who have included the "Twist" in thcir act are a smash hit with Soviet spectators. In fact, the Russians have gone completely wild ovcr the "Twist" exhibition staged by Dorothy Ann Nelson and Pelrr Killcn. No other act in the international skating group currently touring Europe has received so many encores. LEE WALLS and prepared to head west this morning, the question By ROSS NEWMAN I, P-T Staff Writer PALM SPRINGS--Like an- was, "how often will Walls other famous general. Divight play and where?" ID. Eisenhower did West 41. * * * * HIE TWO Lakers almost pulled it out in the final quarter. after the Pistons led by C points with 59 seconds left. West and Baylor scored all but one of the Lakers' 31 points in the final period. Detroit never trailed after the first quarter, but the 1 Pistons' largest lead was only jnine points midway through 'the founh period. Egan, Ferry and Jones each had a hot spurt In the game. jit was Jones' 10 points in the I final quarter that saved De- Angels would do better than|hclp the Washington club.|troit. anticipated last year, con-jilt's a good player. He justi He scored 17, Egan 21, and gratulatcd Rigncy on the sur-jputs on a little." jFerry 19. Starter Bailey Ho- ii-nlt 11-1* t\*n tiletnnc* Mnfi Kocky Bridges, of course, well was the r^t-ljlnd picoTlllnll-n^ IfitK t\ln' In seven seasons with the Pirates, Cubs, Reds and Phils, the 29-year-old Walls has Thursday. played the outfield, third base'Rigney when the two meet at and first. He has played thclEIdorado Country Club scv- I "I think you brought us provided Eisenhower with the i.,.]'luck." answered Rigncy. "Are! bi KK«t chuckle. When he lyou predicting a pennant forced for Jke's^autograph on this season? 1 ' scorer w-ith 21 Pistons' points. THE PISTON'S played without their starling guard, Don ment. While Alston said it is dians. j about was Albie Pearson. "Is pure murder." doubtful that Walls would be It was the second visit for he still around? He's sure a| FOR DODGERS at 10 a m Ia addition - the u - BEARCATS LAUDED AT'HOME CINCINNATI OPI -- A j squad they defeated for ths| crowd of about l.OPO fans!title. I , . ,, · · , . saluted Cincinnati's fl C A A| Senior Paul Hogue and jur.-l. If . lhat ^ scuto « « '°° k -, basketball champs Thursd.iy|ior Tony Yatcs picked up the'"" f n r n bo '" n ' ? mlich - he night, and the team added its:Lion's share of the awards at| l . . . ., plaudits to the Ohio Stale the annual dinner Thursday Chamberlain s-iid '. ; night for the Bearcat Muad. "Chamberlain does more ____^^___ 'pushing than anyone, Loscu r,^« l Lttm S |h^ U Vpirh C «kM U '» 0 "«rf'"and lion I^'irly, bat-iwatchcd an mtra-squad game in golf." b a l TM in the country'llinK .1M and .151. respec-from the dugout last year, bail piaver in trie country n Jkc waj acc nicd ! ·,",. i, ,, f J , Tirt rTcnV K \ I P hy his constant companions terost. Pearson responded in both hands and hc r,cts [ TM '' "· !·"« nx S . A I 1 7 , * ' away ON SALE FOR nonr.KK TILT Tickets arc still available for a boxing match, he! f n r thc Dodger-Milwaukee nows where to find it," cxhihllion baseball game at AT BANQUET A brand-new song, "We Love the Dodgers," will he Introduced at the Baseball Writers' banquet at the Beverly Hilton Holt) Sunday night by Jerty Rosen Charles Jones, George Allcn,with three hits as the Angels] and his orchestra. and Freeman Gosden of Amos whipped Cleveland. I Thc Angels'song, "Angel- and Andy fame. ] Eisenhower revealed that! town," also will be featured · · · · .his golf has been spotty. ELSENHOWER did not visit; "Spotty," laughed Jones, an office will Saturday. The Pistons, in 12 tries, have never won it at the Areru. lAirt O F P T rt%t.m a f f T r i . j r 11 1 1 1 H I O · · I 54 · ' » » · · I I I l l l l * · J '" H » * ' t I 7* I *'.T* · 1 1 J T H . ' 3 t / 8 8 » 1 O H . - . t l II 44 ·:{ 1 . 3 ill 4 II 4 II J="t I I I 4 I' · » , , I » J 1 4 W 3 - » - 4 1 ·» 1 V.t.l « II 1H 41 !tcl » » · ! « Blair Field April S. They thc Ar.pcls' dugout Thursday, cxeculivo with Richfield Oil. Sports on HaiHo-TV · AOtO »"W1 «n imrn. liMPC. 1 30 » n . J6*wv*v Oturmkl loom SVw. KFLM. MlKWi fcorli. «CO^ 111). I JO »n. ie**awty. KTLA (SI. I »n. *-Mm. IUU (fl, fl.0»m. AAU Basketball IO««rtfrf.ii«H) O-vtr It Vv ii »-».-i i ll.V.) SJ. ' tf. vt « · 41 mtt II, raft cf }M Dr . l«'t lilt C V *4. n. turnfim Dmtt »». i'i toff replied. "I don't know what they're beefing about.", stores. ·Jim did the job so well 1 J1JO. may be purchased at Km ny's, Miiici', inmn's and Proctor's sporting we were picking the rebounds up off the floor," chimed in 5dm Jones. 'but watched the game from a "I wouldn't call six pars and a front row box behind first birdie spotty. That's what hc base. He sjent about five shut this morning. I think hc Prices are $2 and minutes chatting with Rigncy had a 33 for nine holes." in the stands before thc con-, Ike said he hadn't seen the test and then met several of new stadium in Washington, the Angels top stars. 1D.C. as yet. "I understand it's Ike, who had predicted the beautiful. I think Picrsall will The Braves lineup will be announced In Sunday's edition. by Rosen. Tickets are still available for the affair, which will present the full squads of both teams. Entertainers h; will be emcee Danny ··'· Thomat, singer Go;l Grant ,i and comedian Bob New hart, I ! with additional acts by the ;°, players. Phone MA 6-7373 |~, for detail*. I ! lirt ~.~-Today's Sports Card '-S'·'£?"·? i"»?c. if» . t- '· I V I »n Pic'

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