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--Page'C-l By DAVE LEWIS " ; Spnrli Editor POT POURRI: . ,, ,. +1 EUgible again for the NCAA, track and field- title this year, the Trojans of Southern California are early favorites to walk off with the national crown as they have done so many times in the past. - . Their, "cause" was greatly helped the past week when the ' University of California spike forces were dealt a severe.blow Leamon-'King,'co-holder .of world records of 9.3 and .10.1 seconds in the 100-yard and 100-meter .dashes and -a member of the 1956 Olympic team, has been declared scholastically , ineligible. .A rugged pre-pharmacy course threw him because ! he didn't.-have the background for several of the more, difficult subjeqts. " ·nn-K -ROWTIFTV DON BOWDtlV 7OOOSeeHoa It took Richard (Pancho) Gonzales a while, to get warmed up to~'his task, but vrtjeh he reached his peak Sunday he vanquished' Australia's tenn,is ace, Lew Hoad, 3-6, 24-22,-.'6-1, in one of.the greatest matches ever played in :Southerri California The 29-year-old · Gonzales,. wi'o had''lost seven straight matches to Hoad, seemed much the stronger, at the finish .than his. 23-year-old adversary. He'played ;the final 32 games without.losing his service. .' ' ·' · ' · - , - . ; · ' · ' · . ' .; . Their ..second 'set lasted,:! -hour,- 50- minutes and this seemed to take "something .from Head's- confidence.; The Australian looked /great in the opening'set-.and. broke'. Gonzales' "service to start the second' set. It. appeared that the world champion was on .the way. to a .quick defeat. He didn't'get into 'his"real.stride until the 10th·'game, when he broke .Head's service .and-evened'things'at Sail At .this point Hoad- seemed- to be rattled by a. little heckling ·from-the crowd. ' ·· ' ' -' '\'' . "' .Then followed a stretch of 36 games-with each holding service. But even-here, Hoad was holding his.service much S easier than the Los Angeles player Many times Gonzales was down 0 30, 15 40 30 40 and several adds In the 46th game Hoad fell behind with a series'of three errors and he was 0 40 when Gonzales whacked a cross- court backhand that found Hoad standing helplessly in imdcourt , In that second set Gonzales served eight aces and Hoad' four ( i -· The third set .was 'all'Gonzales. He scored two .-quick service breaks hit five clean aces on his service to none for the Aussie; and ended the set in 15 minute's. Gohzales/deadly; serious occasionally was curt with both his opponent and the balLboys. The crowd partisan in behalf of Gonzales gave a stand irg ovation to the two perfcrmers at the end of the second set and after Gonzales wrapped up ^e final set The entire match lasted 2% hours at Pan Pacific Auditorium It drew 7000 spectators Gonzales' victory evened matters on the American leg of their world tour Hoad won Saturday night in San, Fr c "Co in another marathon 6 4 20 18 Hoad also won, Australian leg,~"eight matches to five all played on the gra Gonzales exuded confidence Sunday ( alter the match . Slid that while he was trailing Hoad he still isn t wonyA tfbout the outcome of the tour ^ ^ ^5 I feel as fast as ever" said the champion 'and Em confident I am going to beat Lew He has-~been playing ternflj tennis all righf but I know my way around these -ndo£ courts Today was a good»example ' Gonzales said he isn't-having : any : ,-trouble-.with-his.:injurj nand and that he is ready for tjhe hard matches ahead Th| vrcsume -their 'battle. Wednesday,-nigh't in New York's'Madi! '.Square Garden. __ When that cash, register rings for the last time M have my big hand in it,' said the champion with a wi| gnn ·? Tony Trabert beat Pancho Segura 8 5 in a preliminaj to the; HoadrGorizales,' attraction. $ figure in the two sprints, Cali · fornia was looking forward to the finest -track team in the history of the school. King, it is reported,, wil continue running in AAU anc relay competition with an. eye towards returning next . year £or his final season of eligibility ,; Despite ^King's loss, -Ca may -still come; up with its greatest team because the Bears have a ready substitute in Willie White, who holds decisions over Olympic sprint champion Bobby Morrow. in the 100,.. and world record holder Ancel '.Robinson in · the low hurdles. · White, is transferring into'.C'al from Oakland. j.e. .- - ' . Another. ·'Olympian'-', on. the Bear squad is America's -'firs miler to . break four" ··minutes Don Bowden. Also Wayne'Crow the Bear? , stron g man fc shotput, discus and. javelin, has regained his eligibility. . ' . ^L ^ ^ · ' UPON HEARING OF KING'S unfortunate' situation, ! Lon Spurrier, .-former world record holder in 'the '880-yard run said, this '.week ' encL -that , "'King . is the one who made- a half mile! out of me:" ' - ; · · ' · · Before attending California, .- Spurrier was a star sprinter at Delano High School when' Leamori, then, only a sixth-grader was brought over to the high school for a match,' .race: - , , "Leamon won the 100 going away,',' Spurrier' recalls; -"and. I decided right then and there it was the. quarter and -half-mite. for me."' .' ' ' ' . . - · . ' . - '.-' · THE NEW SAN: FRANCISCO ball park very, probably will be ready for the Giants by. next. season, According ''est word from the north. Only- a'serious. delay would'- throw -this time schedule off. Plans are being rushed to such a degree thai-Mayor George . Christopher, declares that if the Giants possibly get into the World Series this year, "they could play their series games-in the new stadium." -. . . '· . ; Christopher explained the latter statement by saying "if the Giants are in serious contention for the pennant in early July. I believe- it is entirely possible we can rush the work and have 'the stadium ready for the series." Charles Hamey, whose construction, firm will build the stadium,' says its could be done "if they have the extra money to spend on it." It would require extra shifts and a tremendous jump in labor costs. Meanwhile, actual construction work on the 45,000-seat, roofless stadium is scheduled to 'start this week and be completed by the end of. the year under normal conditions. -A- " '* ' * , IN THE OLD DAYS OF BOXING, the late 1920s and early 1930s, many of the top "name" boxers fought every week on some '.occasions and were in action at least every other week. There were many main eventers-. who had as many as two or three bouts" a week. Today, 'bouts. are. few and far between. In. fact, the only "name" campaigner -around who maintains a- busy week-in- week-out schedule is Lauro Salas. There is -little chance, though, of any fighter on the scene under the .current conditions -of the fight game, who could ever approach the amazing record set by Beau -Jack, ex-lightweight king, during the month of March. 1944. ; During that month, he made three appearances at Madison Square Garden, which were attended by 57,522- spectators who paid §442,479 .to see him' against such top-rated./opponents as Bob Montgomery, Al (Bummy) Davis and Juan'Zurita. * '.* *· ·DURING HISvBECENT VISIT to Southern California with the Harlem Globetrotters, Abe Sapersteiri .revealed he has flown over 3'iOOO,000 air miles. In. 31 years of traveling with the Trotters, 'he has circled the globe so many times that he claims he is the one who established the orbit for the Army's satellite, Explorer. ' ' , " Saperstein "lives, out, .of a suitcase." And as such an experienced traveler, it was interesting to discover what he carries on his trips.' ; . His usual wardrobe on these flights includes two suits, one pair of slacks, a suede jacket, two pair of shoes, 20 ties, eight shirts, a dozen pairs of socks, 20 handkerchiefs, a half- dJzen pairs of shorts, two pair of pajamas and a medical kit . plus a briefcase with his business papers and publicity leleases. . ' · . One Interesting observation from. Abe is this: "I've been in 67 countries and I find I can't .do any better than buy my clothes and luggage right here jn the United States!" GRANPA, DAD, DAUGHTERS HAIL THE CHAMP ...'..; Craig Olson-received'big-family .welcome-,after, winning'Eong : Beach Masters Golf Championship Sunday. Holding. Independent, Press-Telegram Perpetual- trophy are Olson's grandfather, Henry. Gleed .(left).,and father, Carl Olson; while. Craig.sup'pbrts'daughters Marla,..2, (left) and Cheryl, 5.--(Photo by Jasper Nutter.); -' * r ' ' ' . ' . · s · ' - ' . ' Dons, Pepperdine Vie in Long Beach Friday USF, .rated the No. 3 college basketball team in the. nation by United Press; meets Pepperdine in a West Coast Athletic Conference game Friday night at Long Beach City College. , Led by all-America candidate Mike'Farmer, : the-'Dons have posted. an 18-1 record,. losing only to Stanford i n ^ a n early season tilt. Guard Gene Brown PURE STANFORD -LEFT $250,000 PALO ALTO f*--David S. Jacobsen, general secretary of Stanford University, Sun-' day announced a Southern Califomlan has willed at least $250,000 to the school, because 'it came out of the PCC mess with a clean shirt." The donor apparently re- · ferred to the Pacific Coast Conference squabble last year. over aid to athletes. Stanford trustees may use It to provide scholarships for athletes. is USF's leading scorer, averaging 14.4, followed by the.6-7 defensive stalwart, Farmer, with 12.3. ·Sophompre Sterling Forbes, is the -Waves' leading scorer, with a 19,6 average. LBCC meets Santa . Monica JC in a-'.Metro Conference game at;7:30, followed.'by.the Don'rWav'e clash at 9:3(X KTLA (5) 'will televise thVuSF game. TicketTare priced at $2 (reserved), $1.25.(general admission) and 50 cents (children). They may be obtained at the following locations: Norm Meaeer's, C220 Hazelbrook, Lakewood. ·Proctor'l Sporting Qoodi, ilSV W: Broadway. Brown'i Sporting Goods, 42SO Atlantic- Ave. ' .. Acet es Sporting Goods, 035 ·· Fine V pepp«rdlnn Collese. 1121 W.' 70th St.. Loi Angeles. \ · Sports on Radio-TV RADIO HUM RM'Jlts--KRKD. B:SO MB TELEVISION Wreitlini--KCOP (13). p.m. Boiler Jierty--KTLA. 6s. 8:30 p.m. Olson Breezes Masters Vicllor A · . - . - . . - · . - ' · · .. ... v...- */.§ : · : · ByJERRY WTNN *'··'.-· '····'; ', ." Craig Olson of Lakewood breezed to a'10-stroke victory :in the. Long Masters Golf Championship by carding a ' one-over-par ,73' at Recreation- Sunday for a 72-hole total of 295. , . , It was, :an,, easy, wire-to-wire triumph' for the 30-year-old public. links ace*who was : never less .than -six .strokes ahead . after opening -.up a' big . first, round lead with .-a 70 at -Lakewood. His other scores were 75 .at -Meadowlark and' 77 -at Virginia C C . , ' . ' . · · Weil .White "of. Virginia finished . second, coming ,in with Sunday's' low round, a 71, for 305. In third' place at 311 came .Frank Cantreli .of Hecreation Park who closed with a .74, Lynn Meyers of '-Meaddwlark also' shot 1 a 74 to wind up last at 317. .- . , .. Olson's; rewards were the In- ·dependent, Press-Telegram -Perpetual Trophy (to be kept at Masters Box Score OD -CHP OK 1-P 3-P TP Whlti (71) ,, 0 11 1' 7 . 0 !29 OUon m) 4 1 3 - 1 3 ' 2. . 33 CantrtU*f7-). 2 13 3 5 - 1 . 3 2 Meyers -(74)_. 3 - 10 2 " S 6 0 30 · OD--Out-drlv« or closest to pin' on 3-Iir»;-CHr--Gr«n hit In par; OF-Off f«Jrw»ys; 1-P--1-putt weens; 3-E-- 3-DUtt greens; TP--Total .putu.. Jones Davis Cup Boss NEW YORK (AP)--Perry T.''Jones, long-time czar of Pacific Coast tennis, was. named U. S; Davis Cup captain Sunday night to succeed Bill Talbert. Talbert has served since 1953. change r PERRY T. JONES L. A. Man Heads Team The' surprising . change was announced, by Victor Denny of Seattle, new -president of- the U. S. ' Lavvn Tennis Assn. Denny also disclosed sweeping changes in the- administration of the ruling tennis body. The tennis executive said his group, would continue to explore the possibilities -of- 1 an open 'tennis: tournament, rejected by the USLTA last year. Denny said he personally appointed Jones but added-.that the decision' was mo reflection on the work of Talbert * . * . * * :^ 'JONES HAS proved himself a wonderful administrator and developer -of- talent._ We think' he* will do. a. great' job for -us in that- capacity, you must remeinber Jack t Kramer, Waller revealed Sunday that a Ted. -Schroeder and Pancho Gonzales came out of his hip pocket."' , .' ' t Jones, of Los Angeles, for many years has/been president of the Southern California Tennis Assn.. and director of the Pacific Southwest tournament. A retired business »executive now in his middle-60s, he has governed tennis · in his area with an iron hand. It is Jones who decides what Southern 'California' players come east and who may go overseas: ·-He long has been active in junior development. , # - # » · ' m - · -' D E N N Y , a i . bespectacled baiiker, promised a-'new look" in the- national tennis .picture, saying.'- the. .'-administration NOT ENOUGH AID Ron Waller Seeks NFL Franchise SANTA MONICA U.E)--Los Angeles Hams halfback- Ron syndicate he heads -has .informed Commissioner Bert Bell of the National, F o o t b a l l League that it is ready to spend a mijlion dollars or more .to build a winning big league pro gridiron team for Miami, .Fla., if that city is granted a! NFL franchise. · Waller, who is married , to Marjorie Durant, an heiress to the Post cereal fortune, reported .in a letter to. tlnited Press that he has been secretly campaigning for' a NFL franchise for Florida. for .the past four months. .. ' . . \ r The star" halfback said a' telegram he sent to^ell thisiweek- end .stated: "Possessing a','desire, when''my football playing days are over, to'be.-associated to-let you know that if-and when the NFL expands I head a group desirous · of financing a franchise for. Miami,. Fla. It is our opinion th'at-Miami with its ever- increasing population and huge Orange' Bowl stadium will eventually be just-as.lucra- tive a franchise-, as the..-Los Angeles'Rams." .. :· 'The former.. University'-of Maryland star said he believed the NFL would expand 'to a 14-club circuit, "in the not too distant future." in the ownership, of a'-National would -have.-national.-rtpresen- Football' Leagues-franchise; I ta ^ on for-the^ first tiTM 6 ^.^ want to take this- opportunity ..Denny said ·· Jones,serving as Davis . Cup captain, also would head the committee studying :the (prospects' of an open," tournament "The professionals are mak- jng.'-a'.world'of .money and" we would like to.see if we could share in it. Jones should be a to us on his visit to Australia." campaign . to.,-form tennis "little leagues" throughout the country .with the. idea of stimulating interest in .the sport./. Dukes Coach to Resign? PITTSBURGH Moore, one of tlie 'nation's o u t s t a n d i n g basketball coaches,' 1$ expected to-resipn his post as head coach at Daquesne TJnlverslty after the .current season, a .university official' said Sunday. The source said that Moore and the administration ate In disagreement over Duqnesne's program Pf scholarship Hid for athletes. JVYTJ Is Interested In Moore as coach.. Bryan Wins., Unser Second PHOENTX Iff)--Jimmy Bryan of Phoenix,-last-yearns national big · car - champion, - outlasted 1957 national 'stock car champion .Jerry Unser Sunday to win. v the 100-mile late model stock-' car race- at the State Fairground. His time, was : one hour,·'·' 27:55.62 in the USAC sanctioned- run. Bryan,' driving" a. 1957-'Mercury," dueled .with Unser, oi Lakewood,. .Calif., on '.the .Ias1 20 laps,, but secured his,.lead on the 93rd when Unser slowed his 1957 Ford, for a: ·caution flag after another.racer, bangec a guard rail. . ' . - . ' . . ' George .'..-Amick 'of 'Venice, Calif.,"walked off unscratchec on .the 63rd lap after his 1957 Chevrolet ' skidded' through :a guard; rail and landed upside down.. ' After Unser came Les Snow Bloomington, 111.; Tr'oy Ruttman^ Lynwood; . Al,(Cotton) Farmer; Ft. Worth;. Les'Scott Martin Tressel. will head, a Pacoima; Gordon Gorman; Lib- ertyviEe, HL: Marvin-Porter Lakewood,. Calif.; 'Bfll .Boldt, Tcarance;. and Marshall. Sargent, : San Jose. Lakewood) r '*n ;: Indivi'dual-'trOr phy' and "a S30' merchandise order. White' received ' a $20 prize; Cantreli $16 and Meyers $14. The prizes'''were contributed 'by the club professionals. · · * s * . *' *·· 'TM VEBY PLEASED," said Olson, who was a~finalist in the 1954 Long Beach City Championship but had never before won a major:' tournament.. "I wanted to win.this'very.-much and practiced hard. "It was .a great thrill." ' Sunday's play was "in contrast to' the first three rounds. The weather was' fair, the golf good, the scores most presentable. Olson would have scored better if his normally, terrific put- ;er hadn't failed him' on the four, holes he .bogied--all by missing putts of 'four feet and under. However, he-sank;-putts of 20 and 25 feet for birdies- on the fourth'-and-15th' holes ; and made another on the 'par-five ninth on a booming brassie that .anded pin high, 15 feet''from the cup. His nines were 36-37. ' * · * · * » WHITE'FINISHED strongly with birdies on. three of. the last lour holes." He two-putted on the par-five 15th and knocked ERNIE BANKS ... Played 424 Games in Row Power Hitter Among Shortstops Slugger Consistent Cub (20tb of » Mriei of urticleii. on the JT«tIon«l Larue it»r» who. will vlttl lot An»ele« In 1958.) . ' " When Ernie Banks, who. never -played a .ball game in the minors,- donned a Chicago Cubs uniform for his first game Back in. 1953, he was inaugurating a major, , eague- record. -Ernie played ten. games - .that' season and. then .rolled'--a consecutive-game streak to. 424- gaines. No rookie'ever, played, that-many in a row without being sent-now and-then to the sidelines. has. been Masters 1 Cards' ,_'444'434 44S--36 415 434 545--37 445 335 444--36 414 435 34-t--37 .- · 445 425 315--3S . PAH Iff _L__TM 443 445. 543--36-M--7Z Whltft ' 443 454*532--34-37--71 Olson :_:. 543\4M 353--37-36--73 Cuntrell- ... :_ 413 311-.554--37-3?--74 Meyers _.i_ 4'54 415 543--3S-36--74 72-UOLE TOTAJ.S . . · Olson 70-75-77-73--295 \Vhlte SO-71-S3-71--305 Cantreli .: 78-79-80-74--311 M«ytrs : 86-72-85-71--317 in putts of 8-,to .15 feet after short irons to the 17th and; 18th greens. They .were his only birdies. He -made, two bogies and needed good putts-for pars on several holes. : It was the second round in which'he posted low score. : - 'Cantreli .finished'-,poorly -with bogies on the final two holes to spoil- by far. his best 18 holes of the". tourney. He hit 13 greens in regulation figures and made : .birdies on the-'ninth arid 13th-holes'on-'putts of 15 and 9 feet, the-,former.after blasting from a trap..;' . Meyers shot the · front nine in'36" but faltered on the back side-for-'a 38i He birdied the fifth on an 8-iron-and 10-footer an'd the seventh on a 4-iron and 25-footer. The first earned him two golf ^ball^ as 'the .fifth' hole was used:for a';March of Dimes circle.: . · · · ' . . ' · · And: so-:the second annual tournament: of · club'-. champions becomes history!-Olsons victory .was "-in- a sense fitting.\as he holds the, club titles .at -both Lakewood :and KeadpwlarK Today; ;he reigns : 'as master' ; of the Masters! "'.""" ' But Ernie has. been mpre than just a 'consistent performer for the Cubs. He. : has 'been heir mainstay, at" the plate and one of the power men in' the history of shortstopping. : Ernie holds two major league records n the home run department. No shortstop has--e.ver hit" as many'as the 44 he cudgeled in 1955-.and his live grand slammers in the same; season also stands' as' an all-time-mark.. : Although, he has .been -with the Cubs for only-.four full seasonSj he already has 136 lome runs' and .that leaves him No.. 5 in Chicago Cuts', history jehind' such" renowned sluggers, as Gabby Hartnett,- Bill Nicholson, Hank Sauer arid Hack Wil- DEPENDS ON N.Y. SrdMttior --. ·......' ·' -'-"---·'.-..--... - PITTSBTDRGH Rickey : St.,. chairman of.the board of , directors of *the Pittsburgh Pirates, said Sunday that baseball may see a third major, league "faster than" we think" Rickey, appearing on a; XV program; said a third 'major league could become: a reality "If It becomes » fact that the National league Is barred from going; into .New York .City by the American League." · ,'.'·'.-. / He added that it .would be easier to form a third major league .than, to add' a' ninth ;or tenth team.'to.'the present National League.' NOR HAS BANKS b e.e n merely a'home'(run" hitter, flis lifetime'collection.'..of, 679. .hits, has been 1 generously sprinkled; with'doubles and triples as well, giving' him' a total-base record, oj 1,257." ; _ , - " . ' · . .- . Twice ..' d.u.r i n : g. his : career Banks.has hit three home runs., n a-'game!''He,-accomplished this feat against the Pirates-'on-each occasion. He was the only " National Leaguer, with three, circuit socks last season. Banks hasn't won the home, run championship of his 'league yet but'he'-came as possible ;.las.t' year when .he jailed Hank' Aaron of-;..the; Braves, 44-43; He also .--was; second, 118-113, to Aaron in.the RBI department and 'third-,in . total bases behind Aaron ' : and . the Giants' Willie;-Mays. ";.-'·;. · . . ' * . * - . . " » ; * '·'..." ·'·. · · BANKS- RAISED haypc'.-.with'. the. Dodger '"pitching-.: staff- 'last' season,. hitting. 11 of-· his-:.43j' homers off ' .skipper. Alston's", flippers' and driving .in -25 :runs.-.-. Strangely, ho.wey-er, : .be.:has alternated ".good-: 'aijcl poor .-'seasons against -them.-. Since^l954 his[averages ag a i n s t Dodger pitching :have :been : .239, '.310,. .193 and ..305. But'don't cpiih.t on that succession .taking"~iti scheduled dip in''58. · · - ; : " . ; Here are Ernie's 195T-and lifetime statistics: . '' -'. -"-. '· "· O.K. II TB. 21) 3b HK RBI Trt.' K'aS r SMS iSi-jS 3 8 i ii!-:U .·Leagu« leader;: ' . ' - ' _ - ^ Today's Sports Carii BMkitbUI--1» S:30'. p. A. BUtl .._ j'wnit--HoUywood dlum, «:30 p. in. at Xxiyola, rlon . ill-

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