Independent from Long Beach, California on February 26, 1969 · Page 32
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Peace Flag Hoisted; Play Ball! NEW YORK (UPI) -- A compromise three-year settlement featuring a yearly contribution of 55.45 million by the owners to the pension fund and the reduction in the qualifying limit from five to four years Tuesday ended the spring training boycott by the major league players. The final settlement still has to be ratified by the players and the club. But that's a formality and the players association recommended that all players report for spring training as soon as they sign their individual contracts. The two sides met until after 3 a.m. Tuesday before resuming later Tuesday morning. Joe Torre, player representative of the Braves, said it wasn't until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday that the agreement was finalized after the settlement plan was presented to the player representatives. Marvin J. Miller, executive director of the Players Assn., said, "We gave considerably" in reaching the agreement. But the players also gained several fringe benefits including an early retirement benefit at age -15, more life insurance, a denial plan, more widow, maternity and disability benefits and a modified severance plan. WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26, 1969 SECTION C, Page C-l The players also prevented the owners from cutting out their claim to a percentage of the TV revenue. The issue was bypassed ;md no attempt was made to define the players' rights to it. so the matter stands the same way it did in the old contract, and Miller claims the players ripht to a percentage (if TV rcvenuo is "unimpaired and unlimited." Although no percenta.se was written into the contract, the players managed to retain about one-third of hhe TV revenue. They had S4.1 million of the $12.3 million in the old pact and now have S5.-15 million of the $16.5 million in the new TV agreement. Bowie Kuhn, commissioner of baseball, was given credit by Miller for helping to get the negotiations off dead center. The owners apparently had been willing to wait for a two-week poll of the players by mail of their S5.3 million offer. They apparently had been hoping the players' boycott would collapse eventually But Kuhn, aware of the damage the continuing boycott would do to baseball's image, asked the owners to continue negotiating. The owners then agreed to raise their offer from $3.3 million to S5.-15 million, to reduce the eligibility limit from five to four years and to make several other concessions. The ptuvfis. who said iheir bin-con had been a success even though (hey admitted defections had hurt their cause, then decided to scale down their demands, and the settlement was hammered out. The players originally demanded $6.5 million per year and then pared that down to $5.9 million. Steve Hamilton, player representative of the Yankees, said, "We are pleased with the settlement. Under ideal conditions, wv could have done better, but 1 think under the present conditions we did as well as we could." He said the players had been "weakened considerably" by defections of some players who reported for spring training. uuiuimiimimimmimmmii HANK HOI 11X4 AVOHTH Executive Sports Editor A Fighting Chance to Do Some Good Long Beach Leadership Development, Inc., will stage its first boxing show of the year Friday night at Municipal Auditorium, and the following note will give you an idea of why you should give more than passing consideration to your attendance. "Hank- Harold Gunn (original president and founder of the'organization) is doing so much for the youth of mv area. 1 would like him to have some recognition for his work. He is a friend and I am proud to see him and his friends come into my place. Bobby (Baby Face) Shaw will be on Friday night's card and he is an excellent example of turning a bad boy to a good boy and a good student." The letter was signed by F.H. (Sandy) Haney, boss of the Rite Spot, 412 W. Pacific Coast Hwy. The still growing Long Beach boxing group has blossomed into a complete community project. The Chamber of Commerce is selling tickets at its Linden Ave. offices. Ducats also may be secured at Harbor Boxing Gym and Kenny's Sporting Goods. Leadership Development's new president is James Stutz, a deputy probation officer. Jim hasn't taken his office lightly, making almost daily visits to the gym at 1585 Chestnut Ave. Carl P. Bonds, a Masonic Lodge officer and executive with U.S. Borax and Chemical Corp., is the new vice president. One of the new directors is a man with years of experience in community service dealing with young people in Long Beach and Hawaii, August Pacheco, who is also asst. executive director of the Long Beach Boy's Clubs. So it's plain enough to see that LBLD is gaining more community support and acceptance with each passing week. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT isn't limited to strictly the boxing field. It is participating in the Neighborhood Youth Corps program as a training station. The enrollees are being trained to assist in recreational programs throughout the area during the summer. Additionally, the young men are being trained in office management, records-keeping and other phases of business administration. But the bills keep piling up and Friday night's program is one of the very few fund-raising affairs for the Leadership Development group. If you want to see more Bobby Shaws turning from a bad boy to a good hoy, I'd suggest supporting the amateur card Friday night. Success of this week's venture also will insure future amateur programs at the auditorium. WHILE ON THE SUBJECT of youth, this note from George Sullies of Cerritos is of special interest. George has been connected with wrestling since high school days either as a participant, coach with the llth Airborne Division in Germany, or an official. He's a member of the Southern Calif. Wrestling Coaches and Officials Assn. His comments: "During the junior varsity matches between Millikan and Wilson, was an eloquent example of the best in competitive sportsmanship. A young wrestler, blind from birth, scored a victory in spite of a difficult handicap. The only contact he had with his opponent as the match began was through extended arms and touching fingertips. "On the other hand, the meet was heated and intensely competitive with flaring tempers and displays of unsportsmanlike conduct. "If all participants could concentrate 100 per cent on wrestling instead of letting themselves be sidetracked into performing some of the antics displayed during this meet, I'm sure they would be both better wrestlers and better sportsman." No argument from me, George. THAT HARD-WORKING TROJAN CLUBBER, Chuck Steinman, has his German-F.nglish dander aroused because of -- who else? -- his Notre Dame sparring partner, Frank X. O'Neil. "I sent that O'Neil guy tickets to our Trojan Club party Friday night at Lakewood Country Club and he hasn't yet remitted his 10 clams for the two tickets," snorted Steinman. "After all the work the Trojans went to in helping O'Neil with his Elks Club benefit with Ara Parseghian last November, you'd think he would get busy and bring out half the Elks Club for our bash." If Frank doesn't show up, I'm afraid that he'll get flooded with telephone "reminders" once again. The dinner will be in the nature of a kickoff affair for Dave Levy who's back handling the Long Beach area recruiting for Johnny McKay. THE L.B. TOUCHDOWN CLUB is offering one of the more attractive trips to members and friends of which I've been aware. In mid-October when the 49ers play U. of Hawaii, the Long Beach fans will spend eight days in the Islands. And get this: The price for plane fare, hotel room and some meals is a rather modest $289. The tour will include trips to the outer islands also. Contact Hal Solomon at Hoefly's (438-4965) for further details. And basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is working on a tremendous package for cage fans next season. More on that one later, but it's really a stunner. Things indeed are looking up at the onetime "mausoleum." ON THEIR MARKS FOR LONG BEACH RELAYS Cal State Long Beach quartermiler Al Carlson Lee Roscoe (freshman), Miss Crocker (sopho- gets Long Beach Relays Queen Sally Crocker more), Marilyne Vaughn (sophomore), Chris (third from left) and her court in track and field Hurley (senior) and Christine Alessio (sopho mood for Saturday's annual event at Veterans more). Stadium. From left, gals are Gwen Kuhn (junior), Break Out the Umbrellas; L. B. Relays on Saturday By JOHN DIXON Staff Writer If meet director Jack Rose can arrange to have the rain fail mainly in the plain instead of Veterans Stadium, there will be a 28th Long Beach Relays on Saturday. Already more than 1,500 athletes have submitted applications to compete in 4:30 p.m. with the seniors 83 events -- biggest Relays in history -- but manufacturers of all- weather tracks would describe the Long Beach cinder surface as "a veritable quagmire." Competition is scheduled to commence at 8:30 a.m. with the open hammer throw, terminate at half-mile plod. In b e t w e e n, high schools, junior colleges, colleges, universities and clubs will be parading the talent which they hope will generate state and national championships in June. The Southland's giants are entered -- P a c i f i c Coast Club of Long Beach, Striders, Pasadena Athletic Assn., USC and UCLA. While each of the track Postman Doesn 'tRing for 49ers' NCAA Bid By JIM McCORMACK Staff Writer It could be next week before Cal State Long Beach learns if its basketball season ends Friday night. The 49ers were bypassed Tuesday by the NCAA in its selection of the field for its university division basketball tournament. Seattle was chosen over Cal State to comp'"te the at-large entries of the first round doublchcader to be played Monday, March 8 at New Mexico State. "The NCAA selection committee told me that it was between Long Beach and Seattle," Cal State athletic director Dr. Fred Miller reported. "They also told me that Seattle was chosen on strength of schedule. Seattle, which lost to Texas-El Paso Monday night, is 18-7 on the season, with one of its more impressive victories coming at the University of Houston. The Chieftains and host New Mexico State will meet the champions of the Western Athletic and Big Sky conferences in a doubleheader, with the NCAA PAIRINGS First-Round Play March 8 East: At Rhode Island Universitv--Du- qucsne vs. Middle Atlantic Conference champion. At North Carolina State--Villanova vs. Southern Conference champion, and St. John's vs. ivy League cliam- pinn. Mideast: At Southern Illinois--Mar- auetle vs. Ohio Valley Conference cham- oion, and Notre Dame vs. Mid-American Conference champion. Midwest: At Texas Christian University -- Trinity vs. Southwest Conference champion, and Colorado State vs. Dayton. West: At New Mexico State--New Mexico State vs. Western Athletic Conference champion, and Seattle vs. Bio Skv Conference champion. Ch-imnions from Pacific-F.ight, Atlantic Coast/ Southeastern, Big Ten, Missouri Valley, Big Eight and West Coast Conferences drew first-round byes. winners of those games advancing to the regional semi-finals at UCLA March 12. "I wouldn't be honest if I said I wasn't disappointed," Miller admitted. "I thought our 23-3 record would be impressive enough. We tried to improve our schedule, but it was impossible to get any of the nation's outstanding clubs on short notice." Although the 49ers are out of contention for the NCAA activity, they have hopes of landing one of 16 berths in New York's National Invitational Tournament. The NIT committee announced Tuesday that it may take up to a week to fill" the field, with the results of games this week being a big factor. "This puts double importance on our home game Friday night with Nevada-Las Vegas," Cal State coach Jerry Tarkani- an admits. "It is possible that the NIT is waiting to see how we do in that game." The Friday night contest, a sellout, will pit the 49ers against the nation's No. 3 ranked college division team, a club that beat Cal State, 91-86, in overtime in Las Vegas. West Keys Lakers' Win in Overtime By DOUG IVES Staff Writer Jerry West overextended himself but survived the ordeal to score nine points in overtime Tuesday night and lead the struggling Lakers to a 1 1 4 - 1 1 1 victory over Seattle before 10,311 fans at the Forum. The win, which broke a three-game losing streak, enabled the Lakers to boost their Western Divi- NUA Standings East Dlviijon *von uosi fcr. Bdltlmore 49 I/ 7j? Plifldt1el|hln . . J5 21 .6S2 New York . . J5 2-1 .652 Boston . 40 26 .606 Cincinnati . 34 33 507 Dclfoll 26 42 .382 Milwaukee . . . 2 2 4 5 .328 Western Division Lakers _ ,, 44 2-4 .«7 Ailanla 42 23 .600 San Franchco .... 33 36 .471 San Dleoo . .. 23 3? 418 Chicago 27 41 .397 Spalllp _ 25 44 .362 Phoenix 1J 5J .206 Tuesday's Results Philadelphia 120, Cincinnati 119 Boston 112, Phoenix 9? Milwaukee 114, San Oieno 112 New York 122, Atlanta 107 San Francisco 101, Chicago 99 Laken 114, Seattle 111, ovedin Games Tonight New York at Boston. Phoenix at Philadelphia. Chicago at Seattle. (Only games scheduled). Benin 5': 9 15"j 2J 71 i _ 3 llVj i y.'i 17 30 " 1C. SFOR.TS P A.N13 TV TELEVISION Olympic W r e s t l i n g , KTLA (5), 9 p.m. RADIO Boston vs. Kings, KNX, 8 p.m. titans will send athletes to the National AAU championships in Philadelphia, they will be represented by full teams in Long Beach -- the weatherman willing. USC coach Vern Wolfe hopes to break in his new sprint relay team of Dick Coulter, Fred Kulier, Ron Pharris and Lennox Miller. The Trojans equalled or erased world records a half-dozen times in the last two years. "We will have as much ground speed as last year," says Wolfe of his reigning national titlists, "We will have better over-all balance on the track than in any of the previous six years I've been here, but we will be a little thin in the field events except for (Olympic Games pole vault winner) Bob Seagren." Wolfe believes that the early meets -- beginning v.'ilh Saturday -- will determine whether USC has the big-meet caliber to win its 26th national title. "Generally, we have people who can blossom. There are lots of new faces, sophomores who must prove themselves before we can be classified as contenders." The examination tinder fire begins Saturday. Or will it be under water? CINDER SYNTAX . . . Chairman Chuck Benedict called the Southern Cali- forn-i Track Writers Assn. tooctr.cr for the first time Tuesday, and they o'Jt rioht dov/n to work by selecting Doug Wiebe of the Pacific Coast Clus (8:37.3 two-mile indoors) and Len Van Hofwe- oen of UCLA fdS B. 47.0 relay Icqs) track athletes of the weev. Field event honcrs were awarded Ed CarulhRrs of the PCC (11 hiqh iumn), and Mark Ostoich, UCLA sooho-nore, (59.4''* ihntDut. 167-5 di cus).. .63-foot shotrutter Neil Stein- haucr has injured his t-':k and is sidelined indefinitely. . . Saturday's AAU tv/o-mile nrcsaaly will be the last race for tlree-time Olympian George Young. Young is America's best at two mMcs, 5 and 10.000 meters, steepl^chd-e and m a r a t h o n . He's whipped Australia's mulliple v/crld record hoido r , Ron Clarke, in five of six races, he's also 31, and father of two. . . Vaultc r Paul Wilson of USC, still Injured, won't compete In '69... UCLA coach Jim Bush, deploring the paciflcfl ban on freshmen competing with the varslt/, says Kansas may be s sure thing in the notional title race. sion lead to three panics over Atlanta, which lost to New York Tuesday. West played 38 minutes, eight more than the "absolute maximum" set by coach Bill van Breda Kolff, and he showed the effects of a 15-day layoff by missing 14 of ?.() shots, including all hut one outside jumper. He did contribute 10 assists, however, and his ball-hawking on defense played a vital part in the game. "That ball felt like a monster," laughed the all- pro guard, "but the important thing was that my leg held up well. 1 didn't get tired." West wound up with 20 points, three less than team leader Mel Counts, and 8 of them came at the foul line, where the Lakers won the game. Outshot 45-39 in field goals, they made 36 free throws to only 21 for the Sonics. During the last 3'/2 minutes of regulation play and the first two of the overtime the Lakers failed to make a basket but still held the lead via free throwing. West made four charity tosses and Johnny Egan one in the last 50 seconds. The only baskets of the five-minute extra session were lay-ins by West, the second one following Wilt Chamberlain's b l o c k e d shot. It was a frustrating loss for the Sonics. They never led after the first three minutes but scrambled back to tie 100-100 by outscoring the Ixikers 8-1 in the final 3'/4 minutes of regulation. They once trailed by 15 points. Bob Rule scored five points and Len Wilkens the other three of the eight, and Rule blocked West's lay-in attempt with one second remaining. Rule's dunker gave Sea t t l e a momentary lead to open the overtime, but. when the muscular center fouled out it enabled Chamberlain to dominate the middle, from where two fouls netted him three free throws. Wilkens played all 53 minutes and led both clubs with 26 points, but the clever guard tried impossible shots that Chamberlain and Counts easily batted away and his slate showed 20 misses in 30 tries. Rule was worse, failing on 25 of 34. . The Lakers are off until Friday when Phoonix comes to the Forum. The last time the Suns came in. Chamberlain scored G6 points. (-alters Baylor Chamberlain .Counts Crawford Egan Frkkson '. .." Hawkins West ... Tot-Hs Percsntdqes: Seattle Harris Kauffmnn Kennedy Kron Wescerv Mueller Rule Tresva.i} Witke!i 7-17 7-3 5 4 2 21 3 3 8-21 23 6 4 14 . 10-21 3-J 9 1 5 23 4 5 00 6 3 3 8 ... 3-10 5-7 2 4 J U . . . . . 2-5 2 - 2 6 4 0 6 , 4 J 3-J 5 0 3 11 . . . 6-20 8-12 5 10 4 20 ith V W-W 36-58 41 3225 IU ·433 .621 FG-A FT-A R A F Ptv 9-1J 4-6 5 t 4 fl 2-2 3 - 4 2 0 0 7 . 7 - 6 1 - 1 2 0 1 5 1 2 2 - 2 5 3 5 4 5-12 1-4 15 4 5 II 3 - 9 0 - 0 5 2 3 6 ....9-3-1 3-4 20 3 6 71 .... J-3 1 - 2 6 1 6 f 10-30 6-7 13 8 33 26 Percentages: '.335 ".700 ' Lakers 31 31 50 13 14-IM Seattle 23 31 !U 75 n_i|, Technical fouls: Counts, Meschcrv. A M -- wm* """ Camuso - Horse Racing -- Santa Anita, first post 1 p.m. Prep Swimming -- Nnr- walk at Lakewood. Estancia at Millikan, 3:15 p.m. Prep Gymnastics -Baldwin Park and Newport at Wilson, 3:15 p.m. Hockey -- Boston vs. Kings, Forum, 8 p.m. Pro Basketball -- Stars vs. Kentucky, L.A. Sports Arena, 8 p.m. Wrestling -- Olympic Auditorium, 8 p.m. Poly Host to Pioneer in CIF Playoff Test It will be the Moore League against the Whit- mont League Friday night in opening r o u n d CIF 'AAAA' high school basketball playoff games. 'Hie Moore champion Poly Rabbits will play Pioneer of Whittier, the Whitmont's No. 2 team, at Long Beach City College. Runnerup Lakewood will play at Whittier. St. Anthony, which tied for second in the Angclus League, plnys at Corona del Mar, co-champion of the Irvine League. 'A A A A' Upper Bracket Norwalk at Comnton (Sat 1, Arnvo at South Hills, Cr.affev at Trov, Anaheim at Bellflowcr, Palos Veriies at Ventura. Lovo! i at North Tcrrance, Pasadena at Wlorningside, Pioneer vs. Polv at LBCC. Lower Bracket S.in Gabriel at Mulr, Lakewood vs. Whittier at California, Notre Dame bve, South Torrance at Santa Barbira, Centennial .it Huntington Beach. Tor- ranee at Arcadia, Santa Fe at Pacific, Sunny Hills at Covina. 'AAA' ui.nir Bracket Villa Park .'.! Garden Grove. Rive.-- ^ide Polv at Ch : no, Rowland at Glenn, El Modena vs. Pius X at Corriros. Santa Mir.i bve. Palminle at Aviation, Permin La-,ucn bye, Gancsna at Maanolla. Lower Bracket Basset! at Clarenvnl, St. Anthony at Corona del Mar, M.wt.iir at Fooothlll, BISHOP Amat at Cotton, Bsverlv tMis b/e. Serra at San iM»rc:s, Ranefto Aiamltos at Nogales, Antelope Valley bve.

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