Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 25
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 25

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
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Cref a to Be Honored as L B. 'Athlete of Year SUNDAY Independent · fVess .(telegram Long Beach, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 4,1959 Page B-l LANE FLEES -WASN'T A MOVIE MIAMI (UPl) _ Frank Lime, general manager of the Cleveland Indians, landed here from rebellion-torn Cuba Saturday hungry but smiling. Lane went to Havana Jor * vacation and to re-sign outfielder Minnie MInoso, play- Ing in tho Cuban Winter League. "I kept thinking I was looking at n movie until (whang' n bullet would hit the wall and I knew it wasn't a movie," Lano said, But even with the bullets flying, Lano was welcomed by Cuban baseball lovers who recognized him. He said a group of youths armed with submachine guns rushed up to him on tho street and wanted to talk baseball. · Lane flew to Miami with n planeload of Americans fleeing the revolution. He ·lighted from the plane car- lying n book entitled "loo Young To Die." . L B. 'Athlete of Year Nitehawks, Poly Also Take Bows at Jan. 22 Dinner Long Beach's third annual Sports Night will be held Thursday Jan. 22 and the guest of honor as Long Beach's athlete-of-the-year will be internationally famed channel swimmer Greta Andersen. That announcement was made Saturday by Sports Night chairman George C. Flowers, on behalf of the sponsoring Long Beach Century Club. . . Flowers said also that along with Miss Andersen the Century Club would honor the Long Beach Nitehawks, world softball champions for four consecutive years, and the Poly High School football team, 1938 CIF champions. Danish-born Greta is recognized as the greatest woman swimmer in .the world today--and perhaps even the best long-distance swimmer (man or woman) of all time. Her outstanding achievements during the past year were winning the English Channel^ swim for the second straight time over .a field of both mep and women, then becoming the first person ever to swim' 1 the tricky Catalina Channel both ways non-stop. · ' ' The Sports Night banquet will be held, as jn the past two years, in the Lafayette Hotel. Tickets priced at S10 will go on sale later this week. More than 100 Long Beach athletes have been honored on each of the previous two Sports Night affairs. The initial honoree was Pat McCormick, two-time double Olympic Games; diving champion, while last year's special honoree was Bob Lemon, longtime pitching ace of the Cleveland Indians. Century Club president Oscar Contralto said also that- special awards were distributed last year, with injured foot-' ball player Don Klosterman being honored as comeback ath: lete-of-the-year, and both Contralto and Councilman D. Patrick Ahern accepting awards as Long Beach citizens who did the most to promote sports in this city during the previous year. Master of ceremonies for the third annual affair will be Jim Crooker of the Century Club. Crooker was m.c. for the Century Club's annual Kicltoff Banquot for Long Beach State and City College football players last fall. A host of leading sports figures throughout Southern- California will be on hand again for I-ong Beach's premier sports banquet of the year. Sanders Leads McMullin by Stroke as Bui la Blows to 77 Five Birdies, 69 for Doug [.xcrnlive Spnrls Eililur . WRAPPING UP THE FOOTBALL SEASON ."(finally): . . . If you want to have your name stricken from Sid Gillman's Christmas card list, ask him today why he shipped end Jimmy Orr to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Elsewhere on today's sports pages you'll read that Mr. Orr wa s chosen NFL rookie- of-the-year by United Press! . . . Anyway, the Steelers never would have been interested in Orr JF Sid hadn't used the Georgia boy in the fading minutes of that runaway exhibition game against the Steelers in the Coliseum. .. . The boy got into the game only for a couple of plays," coach Buddy Parker confided during the past season, "but when he faked our best defenders out of their shoes to catch a 70-yard touchdown pass, I fell in love with him. I almost had a stroke when I saw his name on the waiver list two days later, but I grabbed him quicker'n I pick up my pay check!" Cest la vie. . . . WEEB EWBANK, Baltimore Colt coach who has been in the Southland the past week setting up plans lor next Sunday's Pro Bowl game, tells of an incident in 1055 just after he drafted his great fullback Alan Ameche. "A Green Bay Packer official came up to me during the draft and pumped my hand," recalled E w b a n k. "He thanked me for getting him off the hook by drafting Ameche. 'We'd have been em- WEEB EWBANK harassed not p i c k i n g Taken Off Hook Ameche,' said the Packer guy, 'because he's too slow to make it in this league!'" And maybe that's why the Green Bay Packers are the Washington Senators of pro football. . . . Speaking of Green Bay, is there any truth to n rumor which circulated right after the Rose Bowl game that town's Rundy Duncan will sign witii the Packers this week because that club promised faithfully to peddle him to a team of his choice? Duncan positively does NOT want to piny with Green Bay and, renlly, who can blame him? * * * . . . FOREST EVASIIEVSKI, whose Hawks played both clubs, privately thought the underdog Air Force team would whip Texas Christian in the Cotton Bowl. Evy thought the Airmen had tremendous talent, but was impressed more with their spirit. "I've never seen a team anywhere with the fine attitude of the Air Force," confided Evy. "They really weren't as good as their excellent record, but their spirit plugged the few holes they might have found." . . . Pittsburgh coach John Micheloscn, also here for the Rose Bowl game, has an antidote for over-confidence on his Panthers. "Here it is," he told reporters, whipping out a BELL RESIGNS AS CHIEF OF RULES»GROUP DALLAS .MR--Matty Bell, Southern Siethodlst athletic director, · has resigned as chairman of the NCAA Foot- bull Rules Committee. "I just don't have the. necessary time to devote to the job," Bell said. "It's quite an honor, but it's also plenty of work." Bell was elected chairman of the Football Rules Committee nt last year's NCAA convention, being scheduled to succeed H. O.-(Fritz) Crisler of Michigan on Jan. 1. Crisler will serve as chnir- a meeting next man until week. Rivers Decks Vaughn to Get Decision N e a l Rivers floored Willie Vaughn in the seventh round Saturday night and went on to score a unanimous decision in a 10-rounder at Hollywood Le-ir.j gion Stadium. ' Rivers, a 2-1 underdog, un- oaded a thunderous right to he head in the seventh that put Vaughn down for a five count. Rivers also shook Vaughn in .he third with a f l u r r y of punches and had the loser in By JERRI' WYNN Dapper Doug Sanders of Miami Beach, rated a young Doug Ford because his swing isn't pretty but is effective, is the surprise 36-hole leader in the §40,000 Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament at Rancho. While Johnny Bulla blew skyi high from his 64 first round to the 36 . ho]e cutoff total rf WEIGHT PROVES DIFFERENCE Hillsdale Outlegs Round Table in Great Stretch Duel By HANK HOLLIXGWOUTH Executive Sports Editor The Cinderella team of Hillsdale and Jockey Tommy Barrow struck for the second time in as many weeks at Santa Anita Saturday to whip the famed Round Table by a head in the 556,400 'San Carlos Handicap. . Hillsdale, which had nabbed the Malihu Stakes last Saturday, w a g e d a tremendous stretch duel with Travis - M Kerr's greatest money-winner in horse history and in the end a 17-pound w e i g h t spread spelled the difference. Michigan - o w n e d 'Hillsdale packed a 115-pound load, while Round Table was logger* down with 132 pounds in the 7-furlong chase. Hillsdale returned $9.60, ?4.60 and 53.70, while Round Table's supporters didn't lose their shirts as their hero paid $3.70 and S3.20. The 35-1 shot, Eddie Schmidt, which' blazed from last place to grab the show money, returned $7;40. Surprisingly, the crowd of 48,421 sent off Round Table at almost 2-1 odds, too. HILLSUALE netted 533,300 'or his victory, while Round Table added 510,000 to bring lis record all-time earnings to a staggering 51,346,364. Barrow, a 27-year-old jockey a 77 Saturday, Sanders fired! other we i Mmown failurcs wereiTM'TM, cam f V S ° Uthern Ca "a two-under par 69 to go withl Diclc Mayer and Porky 0 ' Uver _ his opening 66 for a total of 135. The 26-year-old Georgian, who failed to qualify for the' 185S L. A. Open but was good fornia only because owner C. W. Smith had promised him the mounts on Hillsdale, was ALTHOUGH skidding to a almost too excited over beating i78 for 151, John Richardson of the famed Round Table to R/CHARDSON AND SON ; Long Beach golfer John Richardson walks' of f:~. 18th green with son Kemp after firing 78 in second round of Los' Angeles Open Saturday,Richardson is one of top 10 amateurs with 151'' total. : ;.v LA. Open Scores ige over another young longshot, Johnny McMullin of Alameda. McMullin, 23, shot a 70 for 136. Thus the big question today s can the two youths withstand the great pressure o vhat is referred to by the pros as the "moving, round" . jwhen the older hands make y ° Unser Ones 84 (Ouch) for 163. Saturday's play, j t h a t Round witnessed,to get to r o u b l e in the final round, 'aughn outboxed R i v e r s most of the other rounds, but J as unable to overcome Rivers' ead. Both fighters are from Los Angeles and are former Califor- ia middleweight ' champions. ivers weighed 162 pounds, two more than Vaughn. Referee George Latka and udge Tommy Hart both had t S6-92, and judge Russ Bracl- ord scored it 95-94 for the win- ier. copy of the 1900 Pitt schedule. "I just flash this around at school when some of the boys get cocky on campus." (Tho schedule will take Pitt from coast to coast against the top 10 football powers.) . . . . A story is circulating that Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa almost bought a National Football Ixiaguo team. He reportedly made an offer of more than 51,000,000 and the owner was ready to come to terms--UNTIL he learned Hoffa was behind the deal. You can breathe with relief now too! * * * . . , IOWA REPORTERS and supporters got quite an education during their holiday visit to the Southland. "Until I came here, I always thought a screwdriver was just part of a carpenter's equipment," quipped one newsman, licking his wet lips. 'Teh," chimed in another, "and I never knew driving could be such-an ordeal 'til I cnme here. I made a (Continued on Page B-5, Col. 6) Class Bowling Champs Crowned in City Tourney ASKED FOR HIS reaction to holding the lead, Sanders had a smart answer: "It doesn't make any difference to me if I'm one stroke ahead or 10 behind, I'll play just as hard either way. But *****^---- -rfs^v^^^wwwvw^AAAAAJSA* Tourney on TV The L.A. Open will be televised on KTTV (11) today beginning at n o o n. KNX will rarry the radio account nt 3:30 p.m. w*~~~«- -,-.-- . . . . . -.»»~~vws~v. since it doesn't make any difference, I'd rather be ahead.' McMullin replied to the same query: "I don't care where I am, always get the wobbles!" THE CONTENTION for the top two begins quickly with steady Billy Maxwell in third place at 137 with a 70 Saturday, and gets even meaner with the dangerous trio of Art Wall. Dow Finsterwald nnd Tommy Five class champions were Bo " f o u r strokes off the pace crowned Saturday night in the: a t ]3!) - Wall had the day's best Bowlers Victory Legion city round, a 68; Finsterwald a 69, championships at Java Lane. The five, who won out over 164 participants, will represent Long Beach in the state tournament at Oxnard, March 6. Winners were (five game series): Class A--Dell Emmons, 925; Class B -- Mabel Kelley, 911; Class C--Ila Mouradian, 931; Class D--Mnxlno Strickland, non; Class E-Ruth Sten- gcr, 802. Sports on Radio-TV RADIO L. A. Open-- KNX, ,1:30 p , m . TELEVISION (11), 12 nmn . ' and Bolt, 70. At 140 come Paul Harncy, Howie Johnson and amateur pacesetter Al Geibcrger, while at 141 is another tough group composed of Jim Fcrree, Mike Souchak, Arnold Palmer, Lloyd Mangrum, Dutch Harrison and the crestfallen Bulla. And no one's counting out Julius Poros at 142, Ken Vcn- turi at 143 and Billy Casper at 143. But one favorite who'll not even be around today is defending champion Frank Stran- ...onv iiertiy-iifa YnV A Tm' nhnn ', w h ° s c disappointing Boiling D(rby-K!IJ (»),' I()':5 p.m. 1'Ollnds Of 74-77 WCrC OI1C BDOVC by a throng estimated at 13,200, was devoid of any sensational rounds such as Bulla's Willie S h o e m a k e r (Continued on Page B-3, Col. 4) Dow Flnster- . _ J t , 60-70. Table Was going 1 Paul Hatnej-.TlUSTAIHn Gtlbcreer, us. I sure hope we, 7 °-' 0; Holvl! Johnson^ GO-TI. 70-71: Mike Souchak. Palmer, 72-69: Lloyd p"h u , Rnenim. 63-72; D u t c h Harrison, 74-76. don't have to hook him again'^m. crree. 70 for a long time." [Manc'rum. 63-72; Willm C h r . A TM n i n * . T«:J 72-69; Johnny Bl ·num. 72-75; Nell C.oles, --148-- ' ""-'^f Dick Knleht. 71-77: Leon Andrcus; !-76: Charle.1 71-74: Bill Johns, ton 73-75; Jimmy_ Clark. 71-71. - ;; Alyerspt^ ; Bulla. --Hi- Bo Winlnger. 70-72: Julius Boros. S-71; Tony Lema. 73-69. 3) ,. . ., . ^~ 1 ,^?~^. _. ,, 'Pratt! 71-77; 'John Rlchanlson;'73-7S; l.harlcs_ XIalchnski. i l - i 2 ; Cliarles Don White. 71-80: 'Tony Marmlmon, ?'l!S"k,~i 3 -£··,*?'' A 0 " 1 .?:, il!-TM;; 75 - 7 ^ J °= Jl»ln«. 73-7S. i f t t , 70-73; Babe Lie! !te Cooper. 72-71. Francis Cardi. 71-79: Billy 'Parlier, 73-77; Jerry Barber, 71-76: Bo'Ooalby, 72-7S: Al Baldinc. 77-73: -George ilc- Caliister. 71-76; Lionel tlebcrt. 74-76; "-"' O'I.eary, 74-76; J. C. -Goojlt, NOX-QUA!,iriK!tS . ' v' -- Ifil-- · , .,' Dan Morgan. 75-76; H.irrv...Del, ~ "--*· -Bob ;6: Frank Stranahan. Ijjo ... Bill Effurlh. 73-79: Jim Griffiths, !h- 71-S1: Bud Holsclier. 74-7S; Kil Firrcoi, 79-73: Porttv Oliver. 7.1-77: Bill rVun* Inally. 72-SO: Sat Her. 72-SO; Paul is. Ru.iyan, 76-76. T.J --15*-Vic Ghezzi. 7S-7f: Kdriic Nowak, 78-75; Busier Cnpit. 76-77; John deary n. 75-7S. -·?; Willie Barrier. 71-M): E. J. Fox, N77; Alex Sutti.n. 77-77: John Lugo, I Si; Dick Mayer. 76-7S; Al« Fox, i-79; Jeiry Mitpee. 7«t-75. --l.Vi-- Tom Nierporte, 76-79; E. J. £oy, ,',ddlc Joseph. 7S-7S: Dale And reason, _ '76; Howard Smith, 7S-7S; \Villio Hunter, 75-S1. - - --1A1-- ·Mike Stark man. 7S-79; 'Boh Adam- .'ison, £0-77; Don Ertckson, 77-50; "Sey- ·' ~ Black. 79-7S. Felice Ge'lsei Ed lynch. Torza, 77*31; Bill Spi'l'r- "'··;: -Artie n, 7S-SO. - -160-- '9-S1. --Ifil -- 1-frelt Hardy, S2-79; James Sptnrtlt, Max Bayha. 77-Sii; -Tom Hickman, "--IJenotfs amalurr. * * * Today's Feature Pairings 7:52--John Ricri.irdson. Dan Morpin . 9:00--Tommy Jacobs, Ellsworth V!nei r 'Bob Krainey. I 10:?0 -- Gene Littler, Kris Monti, Robert Watson. i 10:2S--BUI Collins, Billy Casper. Don FalrfifW. 11:00 -- Ken Venturl, Dave- R*£an. Mike Horns. 11:20--I.loyJ Manjrrum. Johrny Built, Julius Bans. 11:30--Al Goibcrcer, Mike Souchak, Arnold I'nlmer. ll:40--Paul Ilarney, Howie Johnson, Jim Frrrpf. ]l:. r 0-John McMullin, Art Wall Jr., Tcmim' Bull. 12:00--Dour samicrs. Billy Maxwell, Dow KIiwlerwaM. KING AND QUEEN L. A. Open queen Jill St. John straightens out a flaw in Doug Sanders' swing prior to second round play Saturday. Sanders turned in a 60 which game him a 135 and one-stroke lead.--(Staff Photos by Don Webster.) Today's Sports Card r.nlf--I,. A. Open, Rfinclin. all dfiy, lli»r** Knrlns Callente. 12 noon. Hiisrhnll-1,. p. Kiwkem v«. L. A. KHKlt.t. Blair Kidil. I M S p.rp. Six-err--U B. Soccer riuh vs. Hplly- wuod Bears, Stephen.-! Firlii (7th and X l m e i m i , 2 p.m. Anli» Ilndnt -- Jilopies, Giudtn* SUilinm. 2:;iu p.m. n n n l l n c - M r n 1 * fi;M!*r L.B. Travel* Inc r.ciiRiic circle rtn\v!. fi-.ii) ptn.: Women's All ytiua. Major Bowl, 0 p.m.

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