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Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, April 4, 1962
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NOT OLD INJURY --PARET AUTOPSY ' NEW YORK WV-An autopsy on (he body of boxer Benny (Kid) Paret Tuesday showed no evidence o( »n old brain Injury. Dr. Milton Ilelpern, clly chief medical examiner, reported the findings after a four-hour autopsy on Paret, who died early Tuesday of a beating suffered In a Madison Square Garden flahl with Emlle Griffith 10 days ago. · Dr. Helpern's statement said "Death was caused by complications of brain Injuries sustained as a result of the boxing bout. The autopsy did not reveal any gross evidence of old brain injury-" The 25-year-old Cuban, star of one bruising battle after another since he started his U. S. campaign four years ago, never regained consciousness after being pounded against the ropes In the 12lh round. A two-time welterweight champion, he became the first defender of a title ever to suffer fatal Injuries In the ring. He was the third fighter to die of boxing Injuries this year and about the 450th since 1900, according to ring historian Nat Fleischer. Death came at 1:55 a.m. at Roosevelt Hospital. It was foreshadowed when pneumonia developed Monday, complicating the severe brain damage. His brother, Antonio, 26, and his manager, Manuel Alfaro, were with him when he died. The 21-year-old widow--mother of Benny Jr., 2, and expecting a second child--was called to the hospital when the fighter died. "I've lost my man," she sobbed. "I want to go with him. Take me along . . ." Clutching a gold cross hung on a chain around her neck, she cried hysterically. Then she fainted. She was given sedatives. The body will be sent to Miami on Thursday for burial, rather than In the Castro Cuba he opposed. Those were the funeral plans desired by the widow. ICwr*ik4 Frfi rw« i*,,k« The Los Angeles Lakers re ready for the big battle --for the world championship t professional basketball. The Boston Celtics, who gured to'meet the Lakers n the finals, were thwarted n their bid Tuesday night by he Philadelphia Warriors. » » * * NOW IT is up to the War ors and Celtics as tn which cam will meet the Lakers in IB finals. Elgin Baylor and Jerry Vest, the "gold dust" scoring wins of the Lakers, scored 8 points each Tuesday night t Detroit as the Lakers oust- d the Pistons, 123-117, after ilowing a 24-point lead in the inal period. AT PHILADELPHIA, rookie 'om Meschery and veteran * * -A- Arrt 0 F P T Plttvnt 6 I,lor 13 1111 4 31 Howcll 4 «ii J M » t Scott ·REREAVED FAMILY Maxima Crcspo and her son, Antonio, mother and brother of late Benny (Kid) Paret, share their grief at the home of friends in New York. Paret, former welterweight champ, died Tuesday from brain injury. _Ry HAVE inns Sprit Idilor .».; Another Talc of Whizzcr While But for eWorld War II and a burning desire to follow a Jaw career, our newest Supreme Court justice likely, would.have become one of football's great immortals. . / · Even so..Byron (Whizzcr) White left an indelible mark on the .ration's gridirons. Al'lhe;Univcrsity of Colorado, White was everybody's all-America as he led the Buffs into the Cotton Bowl during the 1937 season. He also starred in basketball and baseball while maintaining the No. 1 scholastic position in his class, winning Phi Beta Kappa honors and a Rhoder scholarship. He also was student 7 'body president. Classmates at Colorado remember him as a student with a] photographic memory, who could -scan a pine and remember most of Its contents, i After graduating, White signed with the Pittsburgh Steclcrs of the National Football League for $15,000, said |o be the largest salary In pro football at the time. The Steclers more than cnt their money's worth. In his firit season, While led the NFL in rushing. In 1939, Whizzcr took the year off from football to study at Oxford on his Rhodes scholarship. It was while in England that he first met the Kennedy brothers, Jack and Bobby. Their father then was the U. S. ambassador to the Court of St. James. RETURNING TO THIS COUNTRY in 1940. he signed to play with the Detroit Lions as well as entering law school at Yale. The Lions had obtained his contract from -the-Steclcrs for--a-paltry $5.000,-a-«iiall sum by__loday's standards. In 1910, he again led Ihe NFL In rushing and also won'all-pro honors. He had another fine season In 1941 before he bid farewell to football. As one old-time pro football man said recently, "It was a shame'he didn't play a few more years after the war. His tremendous talent and desire was a pleasure to watch." World War II played a vital role in his rise to Supreme Court justice for It brought him once more into contact with John F. Kennedy. WHITE WAS A NAVAL INTELLIGENCE officer in '43 in the Solomons when President Kennedy returned to that Pacific base after his PT boat was rammed and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. White also worked behind the Japanese lines in the Solomons and won two bronze stars and seven battle stars. After the war, While passed up football to get his law degree. He became law clerk for the late Chief Justice Fred M. VInson for the 1946-M7 court term. · '· JFK had just been elected to Congress and his office was right across the street from White's. While the former chose, to stay 'in politics. White returned to Colorado to become a corporation lawyer in Denver." ' DAVE. LEWIS Whlzzcr Was Immortal IN 1960 WHEN PRESIDENT KENNEDY decided to run for the presidency, White organized his Colorado campaign and succeeded in winning 27 of the state's 42 delegates to the Democratic convention. Ono of President Kennedy's fint acts after his election was to appoint White assistant attorney general and now Supreme Court justice. His success is no surprise to those who knew him. As his old coach on Ihe Detroit Lions, Potsy Clark, said many years ago: "No matter what he docs, he'll be a success at it. Never in my life have t met a guy who can apply himself like the Whizzcr can." There's one thing White doesn't like--his nickname Whizzcr. He hates it. Yet. Whizzcr fits him perfectly . . . now as it did on the football field! DODGERS-BRAVES TICKETS Some general admission tickets ($1.50) for Sunday's Dodgers-Braves game at Blilr Field remain available *t the following ticket agencies: Brown's, Miller's, Proctor's a n d Kenny's Sportip." G~rfs Stores. All reserved and box seats have been sold. 2 Rams Aides to Depart By JERRY WYNN "They're breaking up that old gang of mine." That nostalgic refrain was ;ard in the Bob Watcrficld lome Tuesday night as he xmdercd the problem of replacing Ram assistant coaches Tom Fears and Don Paul. Fears and Paul, members of Watcrficld's "gang" since college days at UCLA and close personal friends of the Ram skipper, submitted a joint resignation to club gen- :ral manager Elroy Hirsch Tuesday. End coach Fears said' that ic will join the National Foot- all League champion Green Bay Packers as their end coach, but emphasized that it was a "business opportunity too good to pass up" that caused his decision. · * · * PAUL WILL retire to devote full time to his restaurant business in the San Fernando Valley. "I've spent eight years as a player and three as a coach on the Rams, and it was a tough decision to make," said Paul. "It is impossible to express how much the Rams have done for me." Fears was one of pro football's greatest ends, and still holds the single season reception record of 8-1. Paul was Ram-captain and-a-no'holds barred middle linebacker. * · * * SELECTION OF replacements is expected to be made within the week. A guess by this writer would bo Bill Swiackl for the end position and Harland Svare for the defensive line. Swiacki is a former Ram end coach, Svare former Ram who coached the Giants' line last season. The dual resignation has an ironical twist. For the Rams' three other assistant coaches --Hamp Pool, Jim David and Vic Lindskog--all were rumored for new positions. Not so Fears and Paul. L«lf iMCtl. bill. Wtd, AOTrt 4, 1141 INDEPENDENT--Pago C- TOM FEARS DON PAUL THE 1962 schedule was re leased by the NFL today, and shows that the Rams will play ihe' Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys as their. East' cm division opponents. They open the season against the Colts at Baltimore. Sept. 16. S«»t. II--CotH «t B«mmort: J*ot. IJ- CHICAGO BEARS; int. W-OAILAS COWBOY]! Oct. 7-- RHlklnt l W4t»u«- ton; Ot. 14-- Llont «t Dt'roit; Oct. II-MINNESOTA VIKING5; (XI. It itin «1 SKI Fr«KiKo: Nov. 4-ORTROIT LIONS! Mo«. ll-RALTIUORr tnLTJ: Hoy II-SAN FRANCISCO 4tERt: NOV. tt -l"41 at Mlw*56t4; Off. -- P»tr*t iiwKrtn: OK. *-B»ri t Clucno; Off. It--GRCEN BAY PACKERS. Today's Spurts (jiril Htntnl RttMt-lMtl AMU. 1:10 Dm. BmtMt-lBSC PtH IPamtwt), UT f.fd, 1 »m. Timn-- S«nl «UM« l IBCC. I B m. S«lmml»t tBSC at tl C*"iiro. 4 9m. AwHorlum. I M ViKing '9' Wallops S.M., 18-3 By KEN SCMWOERER. Long Beach City College kept a firm hold on seconc place in Metro play by drubbing Santa Monica 18-3 at Blair Field Tuesday. The Vikings now own a 3-1 conference record comparec to pace-setting Harbor's 3-( mark. Long Beach scored four times in the third and it was all downhill after that. Bill Gaynor led the Viking attack with three hits and drove in three runs. John Shaw addet a pair of safeties to the win ning total of 12. SMUMMC4I IICC frxmw.a 1 1 0 0 Etov-tt 4 0 1 1 thorrtM.rf 1 0 Stn' 4 0 4 1 rrjmf tr.rf I 1 Brm'on.rf 4 0 0 0 utnMiUf 1 ) BrrwtrJb 7 0 0 0 VKhtri.u 1 1 rortm.!» 4 0 0 0 Smirnc ' ' Vlyermnx 1 0 1 0 U.u iri. I.WOO 1 0 0 0 V»«.!l 1 0 Wrtlttwt-OV-t'c AuttJrtvo. IS Sport* on IJiuIio-TY · iCHO vr Cut*, tn. 17 M »m. n. C"i. rwrc 11 u »r» . Ottrrwttl Soortt Stow, K L F M M K l FMI. I» »m. I mtvition | M»I«»« c«n u« »··». ICOP tui.'i wwi~i. r r i A in. f m om l i Oil I'M. KM; (»). 11.u « m , T»I«'I it i t i T«tiu mi in ·»wt b4**tf in. M« MMK4I . ON 0«t M»- IICC . . M4 IM Kl-1 C-- Cm 7. trrwtr 7. Hftton. C4u*ti S*»M. IB-SlrciM. !«- T f h IF). IO 17 O f -- . v»rmjn. * u t --tuff). Trxyvtl (H, M-» OR-- {·"·· , Mon-ca t, I B C l ir n v t K V B : I II It l It 4H 4 l i t r, i · i i Seraphs Trigger H-Blasts By ROSS NEWMAN. I. r-T SUtf Wrltir ALBUQUERQUE--Without telling Geneva, JFK resume*: atomic testing Tuesday. The first blasts, however did not come at the nearb; White Sands Proving Grounds Instead and Angels am Houston Colt 45s used Ting Icy Field here to. launch 2. anti-pitcher missies with th Seraphs winning 10-9. The game was six inning and only one and one-hal hours old when they starttt exploding the big fireworks Over the final three inning the two clubs lit the matcl to 19 hits and 10 runs before the Angels limped away will their third straight victory. · * * · FIRST pinch-hitter deluxe Tom Burgess blasted th Angels' biggest H-omer-bomb of the spring when he stroke a grand slammer in th seventh to turn a 4-1 Houstor advantage into a 5-4 Scrap cad. - -Then the 45s drilled Dean Chance and Art Fowler fo six hits including home run by Ramon Mcjias and Jo Amalfitano and five runs i the eighth. The Angels likec what they saw so much tha when they came to bat in th final half of the frame they also sent nine men to bai socked six hits and score* five runs. This time, the Angel relic litcher, · George Witt, pre served the slim lead with a perfect ninth-inning perform ance. · · * * BESIDES the aforcmcn tioned H-bombs, the ncwcs Angel, muscular Frank Lcja stroked one In'the second. I was the first of three straigh hits by the 26-year-old left [ l a n d e d slugger who wa acquired for $10,000 from St Louis Sunday.' Burgess' homer, his second of the spring, lifted the 33 year-old veteran's average to .451 and virtually-cinched a [wrmanent pinch-hitting if no starting job. Before the game, manage Bill Rigncy -expressed th opinion that he would prob ably move Lee Thomas hac to first, using Burgess, Lcj or Steve Bilko there occasion ally. After the game, R i g n c y dropped his own bomb b revealing that Thomas ma go to ccnlerficld. · · · · "I LIKED the way Lcj ripped the bat today," salt the manager. "He'll get a good look thi« week. If h can play the position I'll be (Continued Page C-3, Col. 1 Lakers Now In; Celts Thwarted (Paul Arizin backed up a sub- performance by Wilt Chamberlain to enable the Warriors lo defeat the world champion Celtics, 109-99. The Lakers wrapped up heir Western Division finals 'our games to two over Detroit. The Celtics and Warriors arc tied in their scries, 3-all. The deciding game will ( played In Boston Thursday night. Winner of Thursday night's game will host the Lakers in the first of the championship playoffs Saturday. · * * · DETROIT, who treasured thoughts of a comeback unprecedented in NBA playoffs, erased the Lakers' 24-point lead with a brilliant rally that t Dolw 7 31 Jon« »7 3 7 Coin 00 I 2Ftrrr HO t tUart\tmt I I 4 J O n l i: » » m if »n in 1 11-1411 SM Sll 1 1 1 4 : Tot. O O S I J l i n . .... _ ..... AtttndKKt: ».J4T. Tot. 4 J J V 4 7 4 J 1 1 T 11 III) It-Ill ------ It II » l-m tied the score. 117-117. with 1:21 left. BJUJJ^ Baylor, playing on a one- %£${ day pass from the Army, put'ifTM^., the Lakers ahead with a jumpX. c?ToV shot 1-4 seconds later. Thcn^iS' 0 ' 1 West added two free throws and reserve Wayne Yatcs. inserted into the game as the Lakers' big men--Ray Felix, Jim Krcbs and Rudy LaRusso --fouled out--sank an insurance basket. · · * · FRANK SELVY once again played a major part in the Lakers' victory. The veteran · guard was superlative on dc-. fcnse and scored 18 points. ' Of West's 38 total, 20 camo via the free throw line. He'- missed only three. Arizin scored 28. Meschery . 27 and Chamberlain 32 in the · Warriors' win over the Celtics.' Tommy Hcinsohn and Bob Cousy shared high point hon-' ors for the Celts with 22 each. · Philndclphia led all the way. The closest Boston came was three points with nine minutes to play. * * o r r ...... 10 3 4 4II Arum 7 H 4 » Mncrxrv _ S 34SltOvTtrtrt t i t 10 » 4 7 7 77 Ro*xn 7 3-4 t 34 I IS Attin 014 n 4 1 1 7 10 Cowin 914 0 0 7 3 O t v n l 0 0 0 I 000 ? 0 0 0 5 0 6 F P J il 3 3 77 '·" 8 lol.l 43 It 11» Btlttfl ftalJd**ptii« Attend*TM*: II.ilt. Tot. 41 55. )4 HIM 11 » 14 11-- tt . H II II 11-1N iiunvs i.\ TKOUIU.I: Rudy LaKtisso of the Lakers, trying for Inoss ball off boards, pets lanplcd up between Bailey llowcll (left) and Jackie iMoreland of Detroit Pistons durinj; playoff action in Detroit Tucsilay ni^lit. Just showing in photo at extreme ripbl is Inkers' Jerry West. iRLY's nounu; IIKATS nosox, 2-1 Drysdale Draws Starting Job for Blair Field Game Sunday By GEORGE LEDEREK Don Drysdale will be the Dodgers' starting pitcher at Blair Field Sunday in the final exhibition game against the Milwaukee Braves. Manager Walter Alston made the announcement Tuesday night after the Dodgers edged the Boston Red Sox, 2-1, at Scottsdale, Ariz. "It looks to me as though you fellows will see the 'best squad," Alston told the Independent from the Adams Hotel in Phoenix. · · » » THE LONG BEACH half of :he split-squad arrangement ncludcs Ron Fairly, whose double drove in the winning run Tuesday: Wally Moon, Tommy Davis, rookie sensa- lion Larry Hurright, Norm Sherry and Dick Traccwski. Stan William'; will he the Martcr for Sunday's San Diego portion of the twin bill windup. Coaches Leo Duro- chcr and Greg Mullcavy arc in charge of the local squad. Milwaukee manager Birdie Tcbbttts has selected four pitchers to face Drysdalc and Ms successors. They are regu lar starters Don Nottcbart and Tony Cloningcr and re- liefers Cecil Butler and Bob Shaw. All are righthanders. While Alston has established a regular rotation among his starting pitchers, he still 1m not decided be DON DRYSDALE Faces Braves Here twecn Sandy Koufax and Johnny Podres for next Tuesday's league opener against the champion Reds. Koufax, although he said he "didn't forl right" Tuesday appears to he the sharper ol the two. He is the only Dodg er who has gone nine innings After five days of rest from that losing effort against the Mcts, he pitched six scoreless innings Tuesday and held the Red Sox to three hits. "I was a little lucky," wid Koufax. "I made a lot of bad pitches, hut there were ome great plays behind me. "I lost my fast ball in the last two nnings and threw nothing hut curves and changcups." Alston had given Koufax nstructinns to try for nino nnings again, but took him ut "bocmise he was forcing himself. It didn't make much difference, anyway. I wanted o look at (Larry) Sherry and Ron) Pcrranoski, too." · * · · ALSTON WAS unhappy vith Podrcs' performance against the Angels Monday. 'He was wild and when I'odrcs is wild, he's terrible. ile can't walk five, hit some- ody and expect to win. But "'m not worried about him. If he's sharp next imc, I'd bo eniptcd to start him against Cincy. "There's one disadvantage f I decide on Podrcs. AnninM a lefthander (Jim OToole), I'd like to use as many right- lianded hitters as possible. And against a righthander, xvc can use Podrcs' bat. With Koufax is wouldn't make any difference. He won't hit anybody." The starting rotation, in order, now consists of Podrcs, Koufax. Drysdale and Williams. Dryulalc and Williams will get two more exhibition starts, Podrcs and Koufax one each. DRYSDALE (0-1)' will face Iffth.indor Dick Ellsworth anil (Continued PJRC C-3, Col. 1)

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