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Lakers r ~~/*~ Defeat 10,'Tp, Boost ^,. ·/Season Record for Attendance ;By DOUG WES I t w a s experimentation night for the Lakers Friday and coach Fred Schaus's makeshift lineup turned out just the way you would expect--in a loss. Detroit's c e 11 a r-dwelling Pistons wrecked the Western Division champions' h o m e coming, 116-114, in a game in which reserves from both NBA Standings EASTERN DIVISION W L Pet. Of PrnljrfclDTil* __._i -SO M .467 - Boslofl ' 50 26 -SM 'A Ctndnmll I .« » .»5 5'A New York L 29 44 .397 20 WESTERN DIVISION W L Pet. 61 Liken 1..-..4J M -5SJ -- y'ESff ±r=3S fl :!" * Friday'* Results Baltimore 1», New Yorfc 123. Detroit 116, Liken 114. (Only Games Scheduled), GftffleS'TonCgBt St. Loots at CtiKinnall. Ne* York at · Philadelphia. (Only cames .scheduled). clubs played most of the contest. It wasn't a total loss for the 'Lakers- f r o m a money standpoint, however, as 10,797 showed up at the L.A. Sports Arena lo break a season attendance figure. The turnout g a v e the Lakers a total of 398,703 for 37 home dates (10,776 average), breaking last year's record and making Jack Kent Cooke's investment look like a gold mine. With regulars R u d y LaRusso, Walt Hazzard and Leroy Ellis on the bench in the fourth period, the Lakers just didn't have the firepower to win this one e v e n though Jerry West and Elgin Baylor almost pulled it out. West, playing only 30 m i n - utes, finished with 27 points and Baylor with 23. West nil 13 of his in the last perioc but it wasn't enough. Chico ; Vaughn, Don Kojis and Ron Reed, all subs, offset the West-Baylor combination with a tola) of 40 points to insure the Pistons' second ·wiri.in nine tries against the Lakers this" season. T h e teams meet in L.A. again Tuesday. Schaus's k e y experiment was the use of rookie Gail Goodrich for 30 minules, including .the . entire second half." His play \yas mediocre at best. The ex-UCLA star rallied from a horrible beginning, however, and made four of his five baskets in the fourth quarter to help tlie Lakers in their comeback. For the nighl, he m a d e only five of 14 from the field and made three or four bal' control errors. On Ihe posi five side, his defense conlin lies lo improve and he also picked off seven rebounds. · ' * + * * SCHAXJS admitted G a i could have done much better but "he needs more playing time and I'm going to give him plenty in the next fou games." '; Down 58-51 at halftime the Lakers caught up in thi final period, 107-106, on ; three point play by West. The advantage was shor lived, however, as John Barn hill stole the hall from Bay lor and passed to Kojis for dunk. Moments later West' had pass resulted in two fre throws by Vaughn. The Lakers made one mor threat, h u t Notre D a m rookie Reed scored fou points to make it 114-10 with 1:52 to go and it wa all over. West and Bob Boozer eac hit a bucket in the last 3 seconds, but it was too littl too late. Wills Balks at Tinal Offer,' Won't Join Club in Florida Throw It... FELLED BY FLU By GEORGE LEDERER I, r-T stall Wrllir VERO BEACH, Fla--There nay be no way for the Dodg- rs this season because there may be no Wills. Captain and All-Star short' top Maury Wills changed his mind Friday night and re used to accept a $75,000 con- ract, which general manager Buzzie Bavasl said is "Diurnal offer." The climax to a hizzare day of contradictions came when Bavasi refused to meet with the press and made his announcement v i a messenger service. Vice-president and public relations director Red Patterson quoted Bavasi: "I have just had a long talk with Maury., 1 offered him $75,000, a raise of 25% from last season. Maury turned it down. I'm sorry, but it looks like we will have to play without Wills. This is our final offer." Earlier in the week, when Bavasi announced that Wills would be in camp by Friday night, he said, "Wills will make as much this season as 3abe R u t h ever made." This offer was interpreted as an $80,000 contract, Ruth's peak salary. Wills told Bavasi he would negotiate on these terms and fly to V e r o Dodger plane Thursday. Bavasi decided il might be better for Wills to take a commercial flight and that's how things stood Fri- was ready to Beach on the day morning. Suddenly, Wills took a new stand in a radio interview with Chuck Bennett of KFI. "I will not go to Vcro Beach." Wills told Bennett." If 1 did, 1 would be nogotiat ing out of weakness. 1 would have a desire to join the boys. I made that mistake two years ago and didn't gel ,the con tract 1 thought 1 deserved." Wills also lold Bennett thai $80,000 was a great deal n f l s h o u l d say something." money In Ruth's days. lhat's comparable lo $160,000 today." Would Wills seltlc for less lhan six figures, say $99.500? "Yes," he told Bennetl. Will's next conversation was with this reporter. He was reluctant at first to discuss the Bcnnelt interview, hut f i n a l l y said. "I thought I h u t ! Wills would not admit that he had talked to Bavasi earlier in the day, that he had, in fact, threatened lo quit if his demands were not mel. "I can't say whether I talked to Bavasi," he said. "Is it true thai you refused the $80.000 offer?" "I don't w a n t to be accused (Continued Pp. B-2. Col. 7) MAURY WILLS Turns Down $75,000 Cubs Open Minus Billy By AL LARSON Billy Williams, who set a major league record for his " i r o n man" perform- ' Channel 5, 1 p.m. ance by appearing in every inning in 164 games last season, was confined to his room Friday by a virus al- lack and will miss the C u b s ' exhibition opener wilh the Angels 'at P a l m Springs today. Team p h y s i c i a n D r . Jacob Suker ordered the 27-year-old outfielder to rest. This forced Williams to miss Friday's workout at Blair Field as well as the trip to Palm Springs. Manager L e o Durocher will shift George Altman to right field and play Wes Covington in left. Williams may be available for Sunday's game. Dodger c a t c h e r .lohn Rosehoro and Solly Drake, former Cub player, were surprise visitors to Blair Field Friday. R o s e b o r o flew lo Los Angeles from Vero Beach to attend to business matters. Roseboro returns to Florida today. Durocher h a d another unexpected dressing room caller. His 20-year-old son, Chris, stopped lo say hello. He had just driven home from Brigham Young University in Utah. Former St. Louis Brown first baseman, Chuck Stevens, spotted a Poly High l i n e u p card pasted on the dugout from Thursday's game at Blair. Al the bot- tom w a s Ihe name Sturgeon, son of former Cub major leaguer Bob Sturgeon. "Bill pitched yesterday. And to t h i n k it was 30 years ago that Bob (Sturgeon) and I were playing for Poly," Stevens s a i d . "We won Ihe GIF iliat year and had a pretly good club. "There were five members of lhal learn t h a t went on to the majors-Vern Stephens, Dick Lang, Boh Garbould, Sturgeon and myself." Longden Faces Final Post Trip Eleven horses will go to the ost in today's $125,000- uaranteed San Juan Capis- rano Handicap but the sen- mental center of attention t Santa A n i t a will he a re- larkable little ian c l o s i n g u t 40 years s a top jock- H e i s 5 9 ear-old Johny L o n g d e n , w h o e a r l i e r his week an- ipunced h i s etirement af- er one more ride in a major stakes. Longden, whose 6,030 win ners slands as a world record will ride George Royal, a Ca nadian-bred 5 - y e a r - o l d he rode to victory in this same stakes a year ago. Financial sentiment prob LONGDEN bly will .ride-.with the team f El Peco Ranch's Hill Rise nd Manual Ycaza. The San Juan is raced on he grass course at a distance if about 1% miles. Second betting choice prob hly will be Cedar Key, with Bill Shoemaker aboard. * * * * OTHERS entered -- a l l by nivitation by Racing Secre ary Jimmy Kilroe -- w e r e Tom Cat, the entry-of Pola Sea a n d Going, Abroad O'Hara, Straight Deal, a 4 year-old filly, Plaque, Or E Argent and Tudor Fame. Many brilliant memorie ill be with Longden. H won the San Juan four time including the 1950 editio: when he and Noor beat th great Citation by the closes of noses after a head-and head battle in the entire fina half mile. and Duck! * * * if *. * Roy Bel/ Picks M i l l Rise JieV--EIGHTH R A C E . arST-**- 1 *" ilts en turf ]-vear-aldi Grid DP- The Sat Juan wilder «"5,000, «cond 125,040. Wrd Hi/-- ?79S HiU RE« (Ycaja) ...... v -!2750)Cedar Kev (Shoemaker) .. [2an}PlaQue (Uisery) - . 2795 Georce Roval (Lonoden) .. 279S Tom Cal rWahorrtev) ... 2750 O'Hsra (Piercel _..-.-1717 Or El Argent (Blum) .... 7747 Tudor Fame (Lambert) .... {J747)a-Polar Sea {Hartackt I7f77)$!ralgM Deal fGuitlneH "T4 a-Golng Abroad (Moreno) _-. a--J. 5ull1van-Iralned enlry. LONGSHOT--O'HARA. 174 ... .: I 2 Best'graH f-orse In U.S. . . .... .. Figures rich! Ihere .... - : 1T^ Must be caucht ,, _ 118 Won 1hls race fait v,ear 114 Strong In the sfr«1di IH Good [ongihol cJisnc* 120 Far of( beat f o r m . " 115 Oulslde threat 1 118 Game wirjicr last start } 116 Willing but In lough - .._ -... 1 110 Neetft easier ._ 1 Complete Handicap Page B-4 Beavers^ Utah in Finals Michigan Skins by Western Ky.; K e n t u c k y Rolls Compiled rrfrm Wirt Keporti AAWU champion Oregon Slate, the nation's top defensive learn, d e f e a t e d Houston, the nation's leading offensive team, 63-60, Friday nighl in the West Coast NCAA regional haskelbal lournamcnl at UCLA. A crowd of 10,106 saw Ore Ron Slate, a f t e r falling bchinc by six points on three ocr;\ sions in the early portion n NCAA Regional^ FAR WEST Utah a, U. ol Pacific 74. Orcoon Slate 63, Houjrcn 60. Kansas 74, SMU 70. Texas Western 78, Clndnnair 74 (OT] MIDEAST Kentucky M, Dayton 79. Mlchloan U, Weilern Kentucky 79. EASTERN Syracuse 94, Oavldion 71. Dufce 76, SI. Joseph's (Pa.) 74. Ihe game, steady itself ant play al its familiar ball con Lrol tempo. The Beavers, led by Rick Whelan's 23 points, lini charge of (he pace against th Cougars, who averaged, 10 points per game during Ih regular season, first collegia! team ever to do so. A demoralizing stall for the last six minutes and the unerring shooting eye of Jer ry Chambers propelled Utah to an 83-74 victory over University of Pacific in the first T ame. Chambers, a 6-foot-4 jump- ng jack from Washington, D.C. hit on eight of his firsl nine shots in the first half and went on to take scoring lonors in Ihe game with 40 points. Chamhers' 40 poinls was a new Pauley Pavilion record + * * * ALL-AMERfCA C a z z l c Russell s c o r e d two free throws in the final 11 seconds lo give embattled Michican an 80-79 victory over lough Weslern Kentucky in the Mideast regional tburnamen al Iowa City, Iowa. Big Ten champion Michigan will meet Kentucky's Wild cats who won an openin] thriller, 8S-79. Russell, the college basket hall Player of the Year, wa held to 24 points. Duke tripped St. Joseph's 76-74, and Syracuse trample outmatched Davidson, 94-78 (Continued Page B-3, Col. 1 * if * Ore. SI. G f T Houilen Pelersen 1-2 13 BalMro Wr.ire 4 2-4 O Lenn FrerJenbro 3 4-7 10 Haves Ealon 2 7-7 6 HamotxJ WnfMn II 7-5 24 Chancy Gunrxr 0 0 - 0 0 Krusp GrkJtr Aooh*-* Independent org Beach, Cllil., ill , Mircli II, 1111 --Pago B - l Poly, Sierra Clash Tonight for GIF Crown By JIM McCORMACK Pnly's blitz loward its Ihird consecutive GIF basketball lille faltered a few times Friday night before the Rabbits finally made il to the finals by clipping Crescenla Valley, 6-1-55, before 8,520 fans in the Long Beach Arena. For Ihe second successive year, however, Ihe Jackrabbils will not face the learn that challenged them all season. Torrance, Ihe No. 2 team, bowed In Sierra in Ihe first game of the doublehcarier, 8377. Four games are scheduled oday with Torrance playing resccnta Valley In the opcn- ng game at 1 p.m. At 2:30 Olympic .League representa ives Bellarmine · Jefferson 22-2) and Lutheran (23-5 angle for the Single A cham lionshfp In the concluding ;ame of the afternoon session At 7:30, Santa Maria (23-5) vilh the CIF's greatest score n history in Steve Patterson hallenges Antelope Valle; 23-3) in the AA champion hip. The CIF big s c h o o hampionship p i l t i n g Pol; igainst Sierra is scheduled fo o'clock. FOR THE FIRST limfi li 'our games Friday night, Pol didn't play ils kind of game ut by the time the Rabbit ost (heir finesse It was tor ate for Crescenta to do any thing more lhan make th ;ame respectable. For all practical purpose: Poly ended the game in Ih second quarter when it ou scored the Falcons, 25-6. Poly's pulsaling pair C h u c k Moore a n d Tren Gaines combined wilh cenli Ken Booker lo lead Ihe second - period b u r s t . Moore scored 8 points, Booker 7 and Gaines 6. Poly m a i n l a i n e d most nf its advantage in (he t h i r d quar- hef'jre Crescenta Valley! w i t h f i nd played extremely well on efense. » · · « FOERSTER was an astute bserver during the Sierra anie when Bill Clapperton's assing and shooting over- ame a grcal performance by orrance's Barl Johnson to ut the Tartars inlo the con- olation bracket. P.. Johnson hit 15 of 30 hots from Hie floor to finish vith 31 points. He scored 12 f those in the last quarter as 'orrance tried desperately lo atch up with the third-ranked iparlans. Clapperton, however, re- waledly came up with the big lay, never allowing Torrance o get closer than two poinls. The Spartan guard, who isn't opposed lo shoot, finished ,vith 20 poinls and nearly a dozen assists, 4 coming in Ihe ast quarter. . Foerster svatched the Spar- ans run well with Torrance md predicted tonight's loser would be Ihe team that ran out of gas firsl. The Jackrabbit coach, who has never lost Moore League or CIF playoff game, was disappointed in his leam's performance. Poly hit 28 of 70 field goals (40%), marking the first lime that the Rabbits -is a team have been under 50% in the playoffs. Pair Mooro Johnson ker nw Lemon Payne Reynold* Vta'.e Edwards Bruneir* 0 F \ ii iisftfw, . M 1S S 2-4 »ShltfrJj 5 5-5 15 0-0 OTop« S U TM 0 C-0 ODalb«ck 5 5-0 ID 0 U I S h u l I r e 6 frO 0 0 M 0 Olivet/ I 0-0 I 0 00 0 0 0 - 0 0 Tola 11 36 12-19 4 PolV 9, Crwcetita 14. Total fouh: Fouled out: uaioeci. Total rebounds: Potv *- Cretan}* 39. Shoe ting % H«W ocal,: Po!y «,*. Cresctfifa 30%. Shooting % (ret 1h.row»: Pot/ M%, 1 72%. F FT TP 9 1-3 17 5 5-? "S t 1-* H ; 64 TO 0 W 8 t 35 TtrraKt G Jannioo " K r e v e l Dovle Carpnlr Flshtr Crockett T SlMT* . 3 1 Farwril J 1-t 7 Wilson 0 H 3 Perisho 5 10-U 70 CiacW^on S d-4 16 Frulnool 14 0 MoMf 0 0-0 LEE MEYERS, Chicago Cubs' 19-year-old "millionaire rookie," gets fast return on this offering during workout at Blair Field. Meyers, of Huntington Beach, will receive SI million al age 21. Tolab tt 11-2063 To 1 H i l l l i r r SIMS n. Fouled oof: Peferjen. TcMI fouls: Qrtscn S«l« K Houston 19. AlFendiiiKe--10,^0*. Utah (83) O F T Pacific LAdckav _4 2-5 l.OOda. 6 1-i U 6 S-R IB 3 1-1 6 I II t j j t e r before Crescents Valley!^V",', fH , rs: H opened the last period with 6 ftSJ^ffil; · Shocr-no ^» 8 KltklJ "77 toiaii 2 00 4 , u II II II 7-» tvttfxt n. S'frri 1.1. B l f r M M margin lo 11. The Rabbits protected i h a t i ~ " A I throughout their,' Ockel Talr JackiO Black · akr 17 l4!KrvMn 3 4-7 lOSwagtrtY 3 1-3 7 Fox 5 0-7 10 Parsons 2 Gilbert i Sellm 3-5 1 0-0 0-0 Totals J4I5-7/J3 Total! 31 13.19 7 Halflinu: Ulali a. Pacific 11. Foultd cut: Krulllh. Total fouls: Ula^ n.pjcllie__l_. Baylor .... laRusso .. Ellis . ... Hanaro* · - v,'t*l ... . Booze' . FalrcMkl Goodrich . Imholl .... Xlrco .. .. Wile/ .... Scolt ._.. Strawder Milts VanAncfale Bjrnnlll Kolll _ - - 8-15 a n 0-0 H Landlords Open Up--Angel Crisis Over . . . 7-13 - .. 4-7 ._.. ·? '! ? i i 5 7 0-3 2-3 .. 6-12 1-1 . 4-15 4-7 '? 3 J 4 5 1 Totals Pflloni - .Laken IT- 3) At!.--10,797. r;.± 1 .'V*8 6 Si K 7?L!ii WHL Standings :B . ·» T PM, GF GA K ill (Only M » . Vancouver al Blade*. Seallle At Portland. . Vlctcrii II Plttlburotl (ALL By ROSS NEWMAN I, P-T SlaH Wrlt«- PALM S P R I N G S -Orange County threw open its doors to Negro pitcher Rudy May and Cuban o u t fielder Jose Cardenal late Friday after the two California Angels charged they were refused housing in the few hours before, was elated w i t h the developments. "Thes es good," said the swift center fielder. " A l l the colored b o y s on the team want to do their best for Anaheim. Et would be a shame ef we were forced to live in Los Angeles and city of Orange on the basis drive one hour to the ball- the other day." admitted park every day." "1 have been out all day so 1 d i d n ' t k n o w about these offers," said May, bidding for a starting b e r t h in his sophomore season. "Il makes me feel much better because we sure had the heart taken out of us the other day," admitted of their color. "The p h o n e has been ringing off the wall," said general manager Fred Haney. "There have been so many offers of apartments and houses for the boys that I may go into the real eslate business." Cardenal, an angry and dejected young man only a Sports Calendar Tennis--Long Beach Junior Champion- 1 hlos, Liktwood CC and LBCC/ 9 a.m. Volley ban -- Long B*4th invitational Towflament, Downtown YMCA, 9 a.m.-Swimming -- Soul Kern California Irv vitatlo«na1 a l Cflv a I Commerce Aqua- rtwlmri, wjon nnd 6 p.m.; NCAA v/e»ltrn Reokyvih, $an Fernando Valley 3 aod 7 p.m. HofJSfr Racing ~ Sanls An-tfl, !?:» p.m.; C^Mente. 11:30 a.m. Colkoi Baseball--San'a ClarA at UCLA " \ p.m.: Cal «t [SC {1\. * o.m.r Santa Birbara al Let Af«eiei Si IS- lO « :30. 7:30 Track--San D^ego St. nt Long Beach St., 12:30 p.m.; Cal al Occrdenlfll. 1:30 p.m.; Val'ev $1. al Loi Angeles 1:30 pjn. frit B»!kjllall --CIF . ... . aames). Long Beach Arv-a, 1, 2:30. and 9 o.m. Colleot B»sk-tbJII-HCA* Wttltrit SI gional Plavoffi at UCLA. 7 and » D.m GYmnailici -* CCAA ChamD'-ciuNos. Long Beach Slare, 7 D.m. Orw Rscino-Lkxij SlrW. 6:30 D.m. Hackly -- Blades v*. Vanco'jvcr. L. A. Sporli Arena, a o.m. May. "I am sure thai what happened lo (he hoys is nnt i n d i c a t i v e of the wonderful area to which Ihe Anscls will be playing in a few weeks," said Haney. "What occurred might have happened in any section of the greater Ixs Angeles area," c o n t i n u e d Haney. "I anticipate no problem or morale factor on the club and ! am sure t h a t most homes in the Anaheim area will he open to our personnel." One who found l h a t (o he the case was Cuban pitcher Marcelino Lopez, who earlier t h i s week signed a lease nn an a p a r t m e n t only n i n e blocks from Anaheim Stadium. "This fellow (a Cauca-) sion) came down last week and told my w i f e and 1 about his apartments," said Lopez. "He went out nf his way lo be friendly. The rent es very high, but the apartment es so beg and well- equipped t h a t et es almost like a house. "I don't think what hap- j f Tiadvantage 'w i?! period unlil Gordon '1 iti scored 5 points and Mike !j,,..- 1 ger 3 in the last three minutes! to cut ihe f i n a l lead to 9. I Although Moore and Gaines; shared game scoring honors! with 20 each, coach W i l l a r d j j F o e r s i e r t.ihbwl forwardj Shawn Johnson as the Rab-' nils' top player f n r ihe eve- nine Johnson poinls. prahhcd CHUVALO OK'S PACT FOR FIGHT S p n r l s n n TV, K a r l i o TELEVISION HIT Basketball (USF vs Pe^n S'atet, Oyrnnaillcs 1USC VI. UCLA), K T T V j '%S M Cla.«, K N X T (2). J-»D.m.l B°»linS. KABC 'l arv) ^HJ m. Bolnj 'Wiarni M4tia_y Po^er Boat Rare (lapel. 1 K Sa*n' S An?la : °F°iilu«. KNXT 171. :» "'WoKeriul v;orl!l of Coif. KNBC (4). ABC'i Wide Worla" cf Sooru. XABC [71, J p.m. HCAA v/es1frr, Reso-val B*skerMH, KTLA (51. t OT1. RADIO Oodoers vs. Braves^KF^. 10 :» a m . pcned' lo Rudy and Jose will have any effecl on t h e i r a t t i l u d e . We all w a n t to do our besi for the club en Ihe (Continued Page B-1, Col, 1) College Bnsoball i J. UC Vtita Barbara 1. 'lions Slate U. 10. Long Beach S'jle I TORONTO (UPI) -- The most bizarre preliminary in scored 1 1 , any heavyweight champion- K rehnunds| srl ip fighl apparently was resolved Friday when il was announced officially t h a t Cassius Clay w i l l defend his world t i t l e against George Chuvalo at Maple Leaf Gardens March 29. Chuvalo, once dubbed the "Washerwoman" by Clay, thus replaces Ernie Terrell in the scheduled 15-round bout. Terrell, recognized as the world champ by the World Boxing Association, unexpectedly backed out of the bou; Wednesday nighl because he was dissatisfied : | with the terms. i The 28-year-nld Chuvalo i has lost three of his last four ftphts. including a d» cisinn to Terrell. ArliO"a 17, Peowrdine 2.

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