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Long Beach, California
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Thursday, February 27, 1969
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AMATEUR PAYS $50,000 'PLAYERS RECEIVED TO PLAY WITH ARJSIE TOO MUCH'-McHALE MIAMI i/P) -- To Florida amateur Hal Winkler, playing golf with Arnold Palmer is worth $50,000. That's how much Winkler paid to play in Palmer's foursome Wednesday in the pro-am preliminary to the $150,000 Doral Open here. Observers say Winkler's contribution is a record for a pro-am anywhere. "I've admired Palmer for years," Winkler, a 30- year-old president of a North Miami securities agency said. Winkler turned over the. money to the American Cancer Society, which pets the Doral tournament proceeds, on condition he be paired with Palmer in the pro-am. The others in the foursome paid $1,000 each and £01 Arnie through the luck of the draw. Winkler, who claims a handicap of about 13, says IIP was terrified in the first hole, that Arnie's Army didn't bother him after lhat. "Arnold calmed me down," he said. Winkler said he shot about 91. Palmer fired an even-par 72. The li'am scored a best-ball 63, eight shots behind the winning foursome. Did Winkler get his money's worth? "The money wasn't important," he sad. "I had a good time." As for Palmer, he said he thought the whole Ihing was wonderful. Asked if anyone over paid thai much lo play IS holes with him, Palmer .said, "Not t h a i I know of." United Press International MONTREAL -- If John McHalc had been elected baseball commissioner last month, the pension fund dispute might still be unsettled. McHalc, who had been a compromise candidate before he withdrew his name from consideration because he wanted to remain as president of the Montreal Expos, Wednesday became the first club executive to strongly criticize the settlement. As players were streaming into the 24 training camps now that the boycott is over, Mcllale said, "the players were given more concessions than they deserve. The majority of p l a y e r s would have been willing to take anything they could get." He added, "the players got 95 per cent of the things they asked for and they should have settled for S5 per cent. I sent a wire to Warren (Jiles (president of the National League) Monday asking him to hold f i r m nn our latest offer. 1 wasn't even consulted on the final decision," Mcllale said. HOLD REMS, FIRST GAL TO RIDE AT ANITA Sama A n i t a will have the first g:rl j i n k e y in its history today when 25- year-old Tuesdee Testa rides Gallarush in the I'nited Crusade Purse. Tht' 25-year-oM married woman, regular exercise rider for the great filly Dark Mirage, was given permission by the Board of Stewards for the competi- t i v e race. On tcb 7 at Hulcah m M i a m i , Ma , Diane C r u m p became the f i r s t woman to ndc m an American parimutiiel r a i f . Mr";. Testa will ride a 7 - y e a i - 1 d brown mare who won line? races in I n i i ^ and has made I m i r m m - w i n n m s s t a l l s ai t h r i urreni Santa A n i t a men- II'.U. (jallarusli is owned by Lloyd I. Miller, also the owner of Dark Mirage, and is trained by Kverett Kin;;. Mrs. Testa', ompH'.vf-r. iic-r iiusb.ind. Ai. is .stdbk- foreman fur King. The United Crusade will be the seventh race un the program. At fi'/j f u r longs with an SS.OOO, the race drew entries of older fillies and mares. and Lively Gypsv were high weighted .11 120 pminds. Stewards wi'l w a i i h Mr/. Testa's per- furm.nvo in t h i s race and subsequent I ' d e s !n d e t e r m i n e if she should hn grained a jockey license. This is standard pnii edure for all aspiring riders. HANK IIOLLIIVGWORTH Executive Sports Editor Al Home With Mr. Lombard! Everyone who knows the difference between a f i r s t down and a goal post realizes lhat Vincc Lombard! has Mie reputation of h a v i n g one of the biggcsi t a l e n t s and one of the shortest fuses in football. So w h a t would it he like 10 be married lo him':' Myra MacPherson captured t h a i story just, after Lombard! ended a 10-year hitch with the Green Bay Packers and signed with Ihe Washington Redskins. Marie Lombard! produced some interesting quotes on her 30-year marriage to the Italian "madman" and revealed that Vince's temper wasn't confined to the football field. "During our days in Green Bay I was one of the guys," said the woman who missed only two Packer games in the 10-year period. "In fact I was always afraid Vince would suit me up one day. And he probably would have done just that if he had felt that I could do any good." As Mrs. Lombard! tells it, life wasn't, too different around the house with Vince than it was with his players on the field. "He would never say to me. 'would you please clean the garage?' He'd say, 'why the heck didn't you clean HIP. garage?. But he really meant 'please clean the garage,'" said Mrs. Lombard!. She just instinctively loves her husband, hut a f t e r 30 years' wedded life with the complex coach a d m i t s "1 can't understand thoroughly why myself." Marie Lombard! classifies the days of Vince's week: "Monday was his worst day, Tuesday and Wednesday he would taper off, and by Friday he was almost human." 'llie Lombard! marriage was by no means some Hollywood version of life with America's No. 1 coach. "When we were first married, there were plenty of fights," admitted Mrs. Lombard! in a statement not d i f - ficull lo believe. "There was a restaurant we would go to on Friday nights and we always seemed to wind up arguing. I t e l l you, WE were t h e entertainment. "And (here were sonic real battles around HIP house u n t i l 1 learned lo turn on Ihe r a d i o and forget it." THE LOMBARDI scathing tongue look its loll on t h e i r two children (Vince. 27. and Sue, 21), too. "11 wasn't, very easy raising the children," continued Marie. "I always felt t h a i Vin was a little too hard on the children. I think my son had a terrible time in the father-son relationshop. "Living up to his father was a handicap in sports for Vincc. He played high school football and I think he could have been great, but because of this thing with his father he was very tense. "Sometimes my husband would scream at football players and Vince would want to go and hide. If embarrassed him very much." * * * LOMBARDI BANISHES overly inquisitive sportswriters from locker rooms and yells like a Genghis Khan al his players. "He was particularly infuriated if his curfew was violated," recalled Mrs. Lombard!. "He would scl Saturday night curfew at 11 p.m. Arriving at 11:01 p.m. was jusl as bad ns rolling in at 3 a.m. All the players would set t h e i r watches 10 mimiles fast. They called it 'Lom- hardi Time.' "During the week, 1 would sec him around 5 p.m., give him a quick meal, and then he'd fall asleep for 1(1 minutes, awake refreshed and be back at the office until 10 p.m. "Vin always said you didn't get a game ready on Sunday. And he was more upset, strangely enough, not when they lost, but when they'd played a sloppy game and would win by three points when they should have won by M." Lomhardi's wife is no doormat, however, and talks about his temper as a sort of lovable foible. "It's an instantaneous thing --- it's over in a minute." * * * WHEN LOMBARDI relaxes he's a "real fun guy. claims t h e woman who knows him best. "But he won't relax now for two years. "I hope people tmdersland I h a l . htil 1 don't suppose I hey will. The first year in Green Bay we didn't go out once socially. People in Wisconsin had the idea I was lonely _ hut I was jusl. so happy w i t h my kids and our house and Vin. "Those people arc all so friendly out there. At first (hey annoyed me they were so friendly. Both Vin and I are from the cast, and there isn't too much friendliness in New York and New Jersey. In the midwest people would say, 'there's a new painting at a museum' -- and collect 40 people to go see it. I'd rather go by myself. "I feel sorry for the women who have to find their own niche in life and can't. I never wanted to be anything but married to Vin." * * * IN THEIR EARLY DAYS of marriage -- they waited to he married five years while Vin was on a football scholarship at I-ordham -- Mrs. Lombard! said money, or the lack of it, never bothered her. "I never was jealous of friends who had mink coals. I knew someday Vince would get me mine." And Dial's what he has done. Mrs. Lombard! now has alligator purses and shoes, matching dress and coal nuifiis, diamond and gold pins, diamond, gold and ruby rings and a massive bracnlel loaded down with gold championship football charms. Maybe living with a temper l a n l r u m dors have its rewards after all. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1969 SECTION C Page C-l RICHEST A.l. PACT IN LINE FOR YAZ? WINTER HAVEN, l-'la. (/!'( - "This is a happy moment in my life" Boston Rod Sox .slugging star Carl Yastrzcmski said after it was all over. And well it should have been. Yaz, Triple Crown and Most Valuable Player award winner in 1967, signed Wednesday what Red Sox General Manager Dick O'Connell described as the richest contract in the history of the American League. O'Connell declined to give any -specific figures, but informed sources placed Ihe f i g u r e in excess of S125.000 a year for the next two years. "He is the best ball player in Ihe American League and as far as I know this w i l l make him i h n Inchest paid player in the American League," O'Connell said. Yaz himself said he believes the contract make. 1 him "the highest paid player in Red Sox history." The previous high -- thought to have been $125,000 -- went to Ted Williams, now manager of the Washington Senators. "All I can say is that if he Williams got $125,000, then I'm the highest paid player in Red Sox history," Yastrzemski said. HOW DO YOU READ THIS CRIiEiN? Water hazards are one thing, but this is ridiculous. The par three, No. 4 hole al San Jose's Municipal Golf Course today calls for a 28-handi- cap. slow The swollen Coyote Creek caused the really green. --AP Wlreohott Kings Get the Message, Boston Back Strong, 4-2 Cheered by Fans COLORADO S P R I N G S (Special) -- Irina Rodnina and Alexei Ulanov. two young college students from Moscow, won the pairs title in the World Figure Skating Championships Wednesday night, ending the. four-year dynasty of Russian compatriots Olcg and Ludmila Prolopopov. The Paramount Arctic Blades of Jo .Jo Starbuck and Kenneth Shelley drew a standing ovation as a result of a sensational performance featured by dram a t i c j u m p s and axels. The sellout crowd of 7,000 in the Broadmoore Arena booed when the judges awarded the pair a lower mark than three the Russian teams of Rndnina- Ulanov, Moskvina - Mishin and the Protopopovs, who finished 1-2-3. The pair finished sixth. H o r s e Racing--Santa A n i t a , first post I p.m. Prep Baseball--Poly vs. Santa Fe Springs al. Blair Field, Redondo Beach al M i l l i k a n , Jordan at Montebello, all 3:15 p.m. Prep Track--Pasadena at Poly, Lakewood at Dominguez, Fcrmin Lasuen at St. Anthony, all 3:15 p.m. College Baseball--Pop- perdine at Cal State L.B., 2:30 p.m. College Swimming--Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. finals, Belmont Plaza pool, S p.m. Pro Basketball--Denver vs. Stars. L.A. Sporls Arena, S p.m. Boxing--Bobby Valdo/ vs. Richie Conzalcs. f c a l h crwcighis. Olympic Aurli- I n r i u m , 8 p.m. I OKT 3SLAJDIO TV TELEVISION Boxing. KTLA (S), 8:30 p.m. RADIO ,\'o events scheduled. By RICH ROBERTS Staff Writer The Kings got the message and forwarded it to Montreal: The Boston Bruins are back, and that's bad news for t.he Canadicns. It was even worse news for the Kings, who caught the Bruins coming out of a four-game losing streak, ·1-2, at the Forum Wednesday n i g h t . The Kings led on goals by Lowell MacDonald and Ted Irvine going i n t o the last period before thf Bruins roared back w i ; h three, i n c l u d i n g two by John McKeir/.ie. That comeback cost the Kings ground in their rate for second place in the West Division because Oakland topped Minnesota, 6-5. The Bruins, looking to regain the lead in the East with Bobby Orr and their otJier stars healthy again, stayed within sight of Montreal. The Bruins, shut out in their two previous games, showed why in the first period. Center Phil Esposilo, within five points of Ihe N a t i o n a l Hockey League s t o r i n g record of NHL Standings Eost Division W L T Pis. GF GA Moritral .1= 16 ? 3.1 221 164 .U U Vi cO 22J 165 32 23 6 70 175 152 .10 2-. 9 69 200 173 27 '/I ;i 65 181 165 ·fl ;l 6 64 223 2(10 New Y o r k Delro.l T o r o n t o Chicago West Division Kinos Fi.iidtir:rhi 33 13 12 75 l » 125 74 23 v S/ !?"· 1^ 2' 33 7 4? 149 101 lt .IS 10 J2 15/i ?13 1.1 .1.1 15 4! V.'l rxl n ',,* i :s iji :o. Wr-dnrsdavs Rrsulti 7/n-ltlMl .', 0C!r,,l- ; loronio j. si. Lo-j". 2 fjr.v York 5, Chiono 3 8o--:un 4, Kings 2 Dak,--i;i-i 6. /.'.inncso'd 5 97, blew an open net from the edge of the crease when he couldn't control a bouncing puck, then John Bucyk hit the post. Thai left the game open for the Kings, who took a 1-0 lead midway in the second period when Mac- Donald sneaked up on B r u i n goalie Gerry Chei'vers from behind the net and s t u f f e d a loose puck in the corner. Boston, its luck improving, got even four minutes later. King defense-man Hank Cahan was caught up ice when the Bruins' Dallas Smith blocked his shot and headmanned il to Fred Stanficld and Mc- Ken/.ie w i t h Dale Rolle back all alone. A f t e r a smooth exchange of passes. Stan field flipped it i n i o ( h e net for the Bruins' f i r s t £(«! in 2 hours, HO m i n - u t e s and 10 seconds. The Kings tc-gaincd i h n lead when Irvine out raced S m i t h for MacDonald's long, slow pass. But the last period--and the game--was Boston's. Chcevers stopped Joyal twice in two seconds from his knees, seemingly inspiring the Bruins to fierce assaults t h a t got RAIN HASN'T HURT PRACTICE Bruins Out in Force for L. B. Relays By JOHN DIXON Staff Writer There will be little surprise if UCLA dominates the university-open division at die 28th running of the Long Beach Relays Saturday. The Bruins are the Southland's only team that, hasn't missed a day of practice. UCLA has a new Tartan all-weather track, resembling the one in Olympic Stadium. "Ours is even bolter," in- sisls Bruin coach Jim Rush, "ll's wider--nine, lanes--newer, improved. "The kids like il. They stay warm by running, but I don't know how long the coach will be around. 1 was with them for three hours the other day, and il was wet and cold." Bush's outlook is much brighter than the weather. "UCLA has Ihe greatest collegiate track stadium in the country. We havn a loi of new faces--one of the greatest groups of j u n - ior college transfers anywhere, nnd possibly the- bcsl frosb group in UCLA hislory." Al. relays meet last week, Bush was cheered by a Hock of newcomers' performances: --Dave Smith, transfer from Pasadena City College, ran the first steeplechase of his life in 9:12.8, a school record; --Sophomore weightman Mark Ostoich put together two lifetime bests, 167-3 in the discus, 59-4U in the shotput; --Doug H u f f , high j u m p transfer from Los Angeles CC, won at fi-S'/J. --Soph quartet-mile Wayne C o i l e l l anchored a 3:12.S m i l e lelay w i t h a ·I6.S leg; --High hurdler Joe Rip- pinger bettered :. career pinnacle w i t h a 1-1.6 clocking -- despite knocking down f i v e hurdles. They'll all participate in Saturday's Long Beach Relays at Veterans Stadium. Weather permitting. UCLA's entires with lifetime and 1969 bcsl listed where available: 140-YARD RELAY - S-inrly Lynch. VV'Wne Colic". Josn J-innsO'. Regnie RotJinsO-l 141.51. Allern^tc. H3'- 330-YARD R E L A Y - V . i r . t , s.tnl/ Lv.icn- .V.fl-'.hall .Y.^cQ.M'nlfi. RCT; .R...a,ns-n. V«VM Co.1C!'. Ai:c".te. Hi-, old r«/.:v. MILE R C L A Y ~ v-,rs_itv V.H|_I.:: Lt-'i v-tn Hcfwencn ( 4 7 0 ) . /V'Knr C-:l- lelt (46=1. .1 17.R. Altrrnfllr-. R.indy V T\VO.MILE RELAY ... Varsity D^vi- He-oflrri, Rrtndy H^rtman. D-lvc Smitl 1 . Cnio Mmnick. AllcrnalE, Jim Mosher. SPRINT MEDLEY R E L A Y - i-rT,h (?: r ;i. RICH Moo r (2iOi. Paul v.'iil ao-; '^DISTANCE MEDLEY R E L A Y -- Mat. '^'/: Lcn V^o f-,t*c-9Cr I :401. L-yo .',', niiicy i:tj), D-)/e Bo-JHrd (ISCi. DtwC Smith ifiilc). Allcrnatc, J-fn Mover. ICO -- Vrt-si'/: Harold Biro/ (9.4), Rc;.7ic Rob-men ( 9 5 i , R^ndv Lvncn (3.51. FroiM: Ruh tt.xre (9.8). 120 HIGH HURDLES -- Varsity: D.T1 Ka:scr (14.3, 14.1), Jose RiDDinser (14.6, 14 M. 30JO-METfcR STEEPLECHASE -- vi,-. lie.I Svaort 19:13.2, 9:13.!). Jim Du-irte (9:14.5. 1:14.31. THREE-MILE RUM -- V i f S . t / Oan Preston. Ron Fistcr, Jir- r.'.:s.-cr, Kc-'h Gr,lum-in. Frr'h Cave S.lrfoM. HIGH JUMP - VirsiU. Dim Hu'f (6-10':. A 3 1 : ) , C-irv Ross (6-B'i), Fro iv Jim Arnold i6-7'. : , 641. LONG JUMP - V a r s i t y Jr.-.n Jonn. sen I2i-0'.. 22-101. Denrw Roqcrs (21-i. 2J. 10M. TRIPLE JUMP - V,.r-,.tv .Irrrv JlCkson 153 3-., 4 / - S .). Dciny Rogers 149.*!,. -.73..1. SHOT PUTT - V , i - - - ' . '-!cvc --.--vcr. (-3 j .. 60 *i. V.drv rxtMJ. i;9 4 ' . , 5J: .'. Cuss H--I-IC ' ' 3 V .-5 '1 DISCUS T H R O W - V,-ryV. *.5di* Ov ·OTh (l;7-5, -*7.t. Ji- i Peters [174.1, li'j), ^enon Anrlrus/Jivn (lf.4.5. 150-2). Steve viarcus H5'-6). JAVELIN THROW - V a r s i t y Jim Su'liy^n (?1'0. 211-9). Eail S.mdnvP (2.-i5-r.-, 19fl 51, Zcrion Arulrusvshvn (242.2';. 184.1). t h e m on lop w i t h goals by defenseman Ted Green from 25 feet and Me- Kcnzie in front. King coach Red Kelly pulled goalie Gerry Dcsjar- dins for another gun with a m i n u t e to go and Mc- Kenzic, who bad been out for three weeks, lighted the vacancy sign w i t h four seconds remaining. Esposito, who was suspended last week for punching refereo Bob Sloan, f i n a l l y picked up two points by assisting nn McKcn/ic's goals, so hp has three to go for the i p - '·orrl. "There's no pressuir." he said, "not with 17 games left. And the record uself doesn't mean any money, either. I p a s s e d my bonuses at Christmas when I had SO points." Boston coach Harry Sinden agreed that Cheever's stop on Joyal gave his club a tinvjly l i f t . "1 wouldn't have wanted it to go 3-1 Kings." he said. "Then a f t e r Gerry did t h a t I thought. 'Gee, we might win this.' " (ire-en made the play t h a t broke t h e Kings' backs, t h o u g h , s l i t h e r i n g a r o u n d t w o K i n g s t o f i n d Deajar- d i n s wick- open. K e l l y i h n u g h l "ihe hi; t h i n g t h e r e ,s to take i h f guy," but Sinden countered privately, "Ever try to hit a snake?" Kelly shrugged it o f f . "We played pretty well. We never let down -- and we were playing a pretty good hockey team. They were fighting back, too." Boston _ .. 8 1 3 -- 1 Kings » 2 o -- j FIRST PERIOD No scoring. Penalties -· Cr-ceyors (81, »-35; I. Huo'ies ( K ) , 12-30: W'-e (1C), 16.20. SECOND PERIOD t. Kinns. MacDcidid a (Laooisicr-. Ir. vlncl, 10:3'. 2. Boston Slamicid 22 (.UcKerui*. Smitri). 14 ;n 3.,. Irjiir II I\\acOorMlrf. Lflbov Slcrcl. la 34 THIRD PERIOD i Bost:n. Green 7 r.vestialll. ' 1 ? S. B-SMI-. UcKmiie 19 E,,mv!ri. Or-) !] 's c Boston. McKnuis W (EsDoslin Orrl 19-u. Pon.tltrs -- Vnli IK). II 07; I -.p.nllft (B). !::"»· Sh-ts on go*:On Cnccvcrs (Bl . . 1 11 7-JJ On Deslardms IK) y 10 H-) Ret. - Skc-y. Att. - 10.279.

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