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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1969 SECTION C Page C-l HAVE LEWIS Sports Editor Kemp Believes O.J. Instant Hit When 0. J. Simpson makes bis professional football debut this summer w i t h the Buffalo Bills, the quarterback handing off "the b a l l to him will be the veteran , Jack Kemp. And Kemp, who has a home and business in San Diego where he played several seasons with the Chatg- crs." is confident that Simpson w i l l be running for Buffalo despite a current hitch in contract negotiations. "(). .1. doesn't realize how lucky be was to have been drafted by Buffalo," -lack says. "He'll be w i t h the best organization and under the best management situation in pro football. You won't f i n d a more generous owner in the game than Ralph Wilson. And John Ruuch is going Hi give the team excellent coaching." From what he has heard, Kemp Siiys "whatever O. J. gets, there still won't he very much cash involved because (f taxes. 1 think what is holding up the .signing is that they're trying to work out a satisfactory deferred payment plan." Is there a possibility a l t e r all of his p u b l i c i t y t h a t Simpson might be a big flop in pro football? "I'm sure a lot of people w i l l be disappointed if O. .1. doesn't run 100 yards for a touchdown the f i r s t time he handles the ball." Kemp says. "But 1 don't see any chance of bis being a flop. "in fact, I t h i n k he's a cinch to make it real big. He's the greatest r u n n e r I've ever seen. I've watched him play several times and I've spent a lot of time looking at m o t i o n pictures of him. He's tremendous." * * * A KNEE I N J U R Y SUFFERED BY KEMP I h e past season is what set the stage for B u f f a l o being in t h e position to draft Simpson. Joe Collier, then coach of the Bills, was irked at a performance of his club in an exhibition game and sent the players through a b r u t a l scrimmage the next day. It was during the scrimmage thai Kemp was hurt and sidelined for the year. Collier was fired as B u f f a l o scrambled (lie rest of Ihe season w i t h five stop-gap q u a r t e r b a c k s to the worst record of any pro team, 1-12-1. " B u f f a l o , w i t h Simpson, now has the mieleous of a c h a m p i o n s h i p contender." K e m p said while visiting some of bis fellow a t h l e t e s who played in the recent Aslrojct golf t o u r n a m e n t at I.aCosta near his San Diego home. "I can't be like Joe Namath and say that we'll go from lust place all the way to the championship, but we certainly will make a run for it. And Simpson will get all the credit. "0. J. is going to do more t h a n just run for us. He's going to do a lot for our pas.s o f f e n s e because now we will be able to throw a lot to our backs." Simpson was given the ball 30 to 35 limes a game at USC. Will Kemp call 0. J.'s signal t h a t much? Jack feels that perhaps 20 carries would be the limit for O. J. in pro ball "although be might handle the ball more than that when you count pass plays." As Kemp explains, "0. .1. made at least two or three spectacular plays for USC in p r a c t i c a l l y every game. Therefore, Ihey wauled to give him more oppor- t u n i t i e s to come up with t h e big play and t h a t ' s why he was given the ball so much." " * * * KEMP IS ONE OF THOSE NIT, CASTOFFS who was given a new lease on l i f e when Ihe Al-'l. was formed. He o r i g i n a l l y was d r a f t e d and signed by Ihe Detroit Lions and q u i c k l y c u t . He also spent some "coffee lime" w i t h three or f o u r o t h e r N F I . clubs. When ihe A P I , w a s s t a r t e d . K e m p w e n t w i l h t h e -Los Angeles Chargers and stayed w i t h the club when it moved l o San Diego a year later. He produced a league 'championship in the l a l l c r c i t y before being traded to Buffalo. Buffalo was one of t h e pro-season f a v o r i t e s in Ihe East the past year u n t i l the c l u b collapsed a f t e r Kemp was injured. Jack says his knee is as good as new. In fact, it recently withstood two weeks of skiing at Aspen, Colo- · rado. "I'll be all right. After all," he pointed out with a laugh, "look at what iNamalii has been able lo do on bum knees." Kemp c r e d i t s N a m a l h w i t h doing, "a great job a f t e r Ihe Super Bowl revealing to the. press w h a t all of us in the A F L had fell the past few years; t h a i our league deserved a b e t t e r break from the public. (Continued Page C-4. Col. 7) Playoff Bid in Future for 49ers? By JIM iMcCORMACK Staff Writer The only wailing game more nerve-racking than the one Cal State long Be.ich played with Fresno State is the one the -tilers aie playing today. Winners of the school's f i r s t C a l i f o r n i a Collegiate A t h l e t i c Assn. and victors of 2.i of 2 season outings, t h e -liters w i l l know Tuesd.iv m . i i n m g if iheii sc.i-on extends bvyond I'nd.iy n i g h t ' s hosting of N e v a d a - L a s Vegas. Tuesday mnming. t h e NCAA t o u r n a m e : - : i o"imc.',ce w i l l :v..;ke 10 phone calls, tilinv.: P-^ :r:'.'.:ini"i !" po-i:io:is in its t'oi:r :ogi"r..i! -"ii: n a m e n t s . Two hours later, by m u t u a l a g i c e m c n i . New York's N'.iiiunal lnvuatioii.il Tournament c o m n u t t e r will make Hi phone calls, f i l l i n g :he b c n h s in iis Madison Square (i.irdrn ,!.·-.-:,·. l-'or the first time this ye.tr, the -tilers h.ive heen acknowledged as a contender for poM-sea- sun activity. A United Press linernaii.in.il story from ;he NCAA offices in New York Sunday listed t'.ie 49ers as a "good longshot" 10 receive a bid tu '!:e W.-steri r e g i o n a l i:; l'(.!.A's ."iiiiley P a v i l !i"i: TWII tea:;;.. I'CI.A and Siinta Clara, a u t o - m a t i c a l l y q u a l i f y as ;he champions of t h e i r con- :'--:e;:cex t h e I'.uir'ic Fight and We-i Coast A t h V ' i c Conference. I w n i l l - l a r g e t e a m ? are needed : f i l l t h a t Mi.nunv.'!!:. i'he key '" C.i! State's -ele,: ' - n . perh.ips is .,:.,..,, ·),., N C A A sends New Me\: " St.ite and C. '"Md" S t a ' e I: th"se two lean:-- .re p i n e d in !:'·" Mit! »..-i i e j m i l . i . . w h e n - lil.'ei- a ; - i . i ; , i IC.ilVi-, \\ . ' '0 ;·.!. ed. J i i e n t b - 1'lcis w o u l d .ippear io if \ ]· ·.l:.t'.'.\ .iv-i:red i.f a p l . u c i". ;hc I'.iale;. !ir- 'T'.e i ' i i ! v Wes!e;ri t e a m wu 1 ! i hette: 1 r r : " - . l : ' i i i i C,ii M a : e is Weber S t a t e , winch i.-. 22-2. 1':.! - . :\.:..des :he ·.:'.'.ic.iie;i Kr.nrs :"\ ··"..·· I v . l t l 1 ! ! B l o l l i o s . l o n g Beach o t m i a i s have also worked sin, e !.:st v,:m:nei t o get the -Irters alto the N I T . -i New Y o i k o i n c i a l s are at least aware t h a t C.il S t a t e . ;n its fisx .spainn of big t i m e basketball. ( C o n t i n u e d Page C-1, Col .") Bad 6 Minutes Wrecks Lakers By DOl'd IVFS Staff W r i t e r ivvu t e , Im.c.ii (on!:., uiic I h . i t i based i o.ii h Bill \ a n B:rii.i K o l l ' f . ,uul s.-nie a t i o c i o u s h a l l - h a n d l i n g in ihc' f i n a l six m i n u t e s r u i n ed an iiihc-iwi.se .splendid e f f o r t by the L a k e r s Sunday night and helped P h i l - adelphia score a 12r-12l victory at the Forum. The win was t h e f i f t h in six games for ihe "tiers over the Lakers, but t h i s was by far t h e i r toughest 10 achieve. The others were by IS. 1f. H and 27 p o i n t s . Archie C l a r k , ibe former Laker, made t h e biggest c o n t r i b u t i o n l o r t h e 7(iers. n e t t i n g 10 p o i n t s i n ( h e t i - n;sl period and t w o i n s u r - ance free t h r o w s in the hist t w o seconds. The Lakers t r a i l e d by 12 p o i n t s w i l b only 1:55 remaining h u t b a t t l e d back to a p o s i t i o n where t h e y could have drawn even. A charging foul on K e i l h Frickson, one of m a n v Laker b a l l - c o n t r o l v c i i M d s I n ; Wi!: C h . i . i i i i c i l . t i n led . i l l - . j . · : , - : , w i : h :',ii p u n t s a m i . i l l :rbo.aider:, w i l l h i . b u t i t w.ir. i h e iv.iitgeni e 11!' l-.l^tn B a y l o r m i h e si\ . n u i h a l l ( i s p . i i n t s ) l l i . i t l i i . u i e I l i e LMi'.ie lo.-e. i la! .\Ii.V Standings E.iilorn Division Won IOM Pet. Bel .313 n .(·n Sund.lv'!. Results l i O W I N C TO W I N D Crewmen of Santa Barbara Yacht Club ship Argonaut .study a l u m i n u m mast bent double by winds and collision d u r i n g Midwinter Regalia Sinulay. Argonaut collided with a n o t h e r Cal -10. the Windhover, near the middle section of breakwater. A r g o n a u t was able to limp back to purl. Inn W i n d hover went aground on breakwater and was reported destroyed. Two of seven crew members were taken off rocks by Coast Guard helicopter and taken to hospital. --Stall Photo bv DONNELL CULPEPPFR Hockey--Kings vs. M i n - nesota. Forum, S p.m. C u r l i n g -- N o r w a l k Ice R i n k . 7 p.m. P r e p Baseball--See schedule page C :i College Baseball - - Cal S t a t e Long Beach vs. Pep p e r d i n e (douhleheadcr), CSI.B. 2 p.m. ON I ^Kro TV TELEVISION' No even!s scheduled R A D I O K i n g s v s . M i n n e - i K N X . 8 p.m. l i r i v r l e d P h i l l y ' s balanced a t t a c k w i t h 2 ( i p o i n t s a n d H i l l y C u n n i n g h a m n e t t e d ·;·) The t u r n i n g point came w i t h ( i : l l l e f t a n d t h e Lakers down 1 1 2 - l O f i . C l a r k fouled H e w i t t in t h e I aker b a c k c o u i l , but t h e rookie lost his t e m p e r and t h r e w the hall at the feel of referee Jack Madden. The .second o f f i c i a l , Mendy R u d o l p h , saw it and called a technical f o u l . Van Breda Kolff jumped off the bench and Rud o l p h , t h e sc-nior o f f i c i a l in t i n ; N B A w i t h Hi years 10 his credit, wasted l i t t l e l i m e i n sending V B K t o Ihe .showers. H u t c h , who picked u p h i s f i r s t l e c l i m i a l i n t h e t h i r d q u a r t e r , c l a i m e d he never t i l l e r e d a word t o R u d o l p h . "'I h e i r bench veils i h e e n t i r e game a n d t h e rets d n i i ' l call one t e c h n i c a l . " V l i K c o m p l a i n e d . "I s t a n d up and Hicy t h r o w nir o u t . " A n o t o r i o u s referee- b a i t e r who has d r a w n 2-1 i c c h n u a l s . V B K a d m i t t e d v.-jnila .m:." he a d r u M c d P l u l K c u a i i i .lack Ramsey agreed. W h i l e I h e t e c h i i i i a l I m i l shoi-,. b o t h made bv ( i r e c ) . s l a : ; e i l t h e Lakei d o w n h i l l , i t w a s t w o b a l l i . n i i i o l e i r o i s by B a y l o r and one each by Ericksnn and H e w i t t t h a t sealed t h e Lakers' t h i r d consecutive loss and seventh in t h e i r lasi Li games. Two of the f o u r miscues led lo baskets and gave P h i l a d e l p h i a 1 Ki-HHi lead w i t h 5:0") l e l t . From 8:21 l o Mill t h e L a k e r s d i d n ' t scoie a [ m i n t , p r i m a r i l y because t h e y gave t h e h a l l up w i t h o u t a shot on f o u r nt se\ en oi casioiis. i he scoi e was ! 2 l i - l 12 w h e n t h e y s t a r t e d t h e i r b e l a l e d r a l l y . C h a m b e r l a i n made t h e f i r s t t h r e e p o i n t s . Baylor t a l l i e d on a l a y - i n and Fred Crawford c o n t r i b u t e d a threc-poinl play I h a t made i t 12D-1 I ' 1 at 'l:02. P h i l a d e l p h i a failed lo c o n n l e r and Ihe crowd of D.HSS t h e second s m a l l esl in the last 15 games --began c h a n t i n g as t h e red-hot Lakers were in a position to close w i t h i n t w o points. The cheering t u r n e d In boos m o m e n t s l a t e r when Frickson t r i e d lo run over D a r r a l l I m h n l T a n d w a s c a l l e d lor charging. '1 ho l . a k c i s did gel w i i h i n two p o i n t s on C h a m b e r l a i n ' s d u n k b u t i l v r e were o n l y eight seconds r e m a i n i n g All i b e v l o n l d d o t h e n was f o u l C l a r k . who uro:iprii in b o i b free t h r o w s .lerrv W e s i . wbo took over i h e e n . i c l i i n g r e i n s * ' * r-c A FT-A R A r PH SAD, SOGGY REGATTA FINISH Bv nONNFLL CULPEPPF.R Staff Writer The Southern California Yachting Assn's 4 0 t h M i d - W i n t e r Regatta came to a soggy end Sunday in a major disaster for one boat and smashed masts and booms for o t b e t s as the ocean racing classes s t r u g g l e d t h r o u g h a r a i n storm, d r i v e n by winds of 25 k n o l s and gusts, at times, of '10 knots. The d i s a s i e r occurred when two Cal 4f)s, Terrell Green's Windhover ( C a l i - fornia Y a c h t C l u b ) a n d Mort A n d r o n ' s A r g o n a u t ( S a n t a Barbara Yacht. C l u b ) collided o u t s i d e I b e m i d d l e segment of t h e federal b r e a k w a t e r . Seven men were t a k e n off tiie Windhover which went out of control and smashed i n t o the rocks Two of t h e men were rein o v e d by i Coast ( i u a r d h e l i c o p t e r , t h e o t h - ers by a C.'oast ( i u a r d c u l - ler. W i n d h o v e r was a lo- l a l loss. Robert Taylor and M i k e Levin wo;e i n j u r e d b a d l y HAPPY FACES SUNDAY WAS happy day for Leeroi Yarbrough and dad Lee Roy, l e f t , and for Lee T r e v i n o. Yarbrough captured Daytcma :")()(). w o r t h $37,12.') i n prix.es and . T r e v i n o w o n P h o e n i x Open «olf tournanicnl, good for $2f).n(in. Sec stories I'afic C-1. --AP Wiri-nhnlo enough to be bospiiali/.ed. They were members of i be W i n d h o v e r crew. ' I h e A r g o n a u t s a l u m i n u m mast was bent in h a l f hut i h e boat made anchorage on u s a u x i l i a r y power. The A r g o n a m was on a port t a c k . W i n d h o v e r on a s t a r b o a r d lack w h e n tin: i o l l i s i o n occurred. In . m o t h e r ai i idem an a m b u l a n c e iiad :o oe called to i h e Los Angcl'-.s Y a c h t C l u b when M a l a - g n e n a i l i e - i i r n e d t o ns aiicliorage The s w i n g i n g boom ii.id u i i a i e i i one "I Ihc i rexv n i e m t i e r s . M a l a - guena was a (Jo-IS out of i h e S a n t a B a r b a r a Y , i ' i ' . i C l u b . O n e n t i h e l a i g e - t i j o a t s of the Oi can r.i; ing class. S u m a t r a . Alner: M a i t i n ' s 1.50, was damaged badly. Sumalr.i c.une i n w i t h her ma.si l o o k i n g b k ' - a preu- ei. S i i t n a t i a was a l.AYC boa: .Inn .lone 1 '' A i l a i i i a r k . a Cal-:;i ( l . A Y C I was dismasted and several boats s a s i a m e d m i n o r damage f i o m r.igmg seas t h a t I h i e v . .-wells up to 10 l i - e i Dc.-jjile Ibe Coast (iuard s small c r a l t w a r n - ;ng and the Weather lUi re.iu's prediction of a ma- i l . r s t o r m , Ihe ocean rai - ing c!ass(-s went out in a d r i v i n g l a i n a l 1 1 a.m. l o s t a r t t h e i r f i n a l day's racing. M a n y h o a i s I m i s h e d w i t h o u t m a j o r damage h u t a n u m b e r of skippers ad- m i t t e d it was the worst weather t h e y had ever enc o u n t e r e d . In t h e big ocean r a c i n g I-J 2 .1 1 «« 1? 1 4 3 3 3 i 5 ' i ? .1 i ) .' J 4 3 // 10 ? :/ Kings Hold On, Home Tonight O A K L A N D (Spci t a l l ' I l i e K i n g s needed an ur. l i k e l y hero in t h e mosi u n l i k e l y spot Sunday n i g h t t o check t h e n t a i h p i n a n d M I L Slanilin^ Enl D i v i s i L I P'.s,CF04 Kings' ' !1 32 » 18 1« Hi ;.-,n.,c-o-.i ··- :- / ·; ;M jci p.-Vit!''.'v. " : : .': \ l':': r', Suno.iys RCMiUS p,it i l i i M i i m .1 w i n n i n g f r a m e oi m i n d for i b e w m d u p of w h i r l w i n d weekend ag.un.-l t h e Min- n e s ' i t a N o r t h S t a r s ai i h c 1-orum to!i,-.:hi. I . c f t w m g T e d I t v i n e , who oi;!cin't have hn tb' 1 ocean from an airplane i h e way lie's been going i l i i s season, scored the decisive goal in ihe Kings' ·l-!i v i c t o r y , ending a f i v e game losing streak w i t h f i r s t win ever in the Oakl a n d Seals' arena. l i was only the Kings' f i f t h win on the road t i n year. Tonight at S. t h e y ' l l face one of the h o t t e r t e a m s in the West D i v i - sion. The N o r t h Stars, moving i n t o c o n t e n t i o n 'or a p l a y o f f position since i h e f i e r y Wren Blair resumed the coaching re- s p o n s i b i l i t y Ia.-l m o n t h , t r o u n c e d Toronto in Sun- ( C o i i u n u e d P a g c C . 2 , Col. 7)

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