Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 27
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INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM-W*-? U.f H«li. CdH.. timely, itntHfi 4, Hit 73,200 Jam Rancho Course to Watch LA. Open -- (Stnt'f Photos by Don Webster) PART OF HUGE CROWD SURROUNDS J3TH GREEN TO WATCH THREESOME OF BOLT, HAWKINS AND OLIVER HOLE OUT. BOLT IS FOUR SHOTS OFF PACE. Officials, Fans OK Alex Use MELBOURNE UPl-Although some newspapers criticized the American use ot Peruvian Alejandro Olmedo to recapture the Davis Cup, there has not been a single beef from Australian tennis officials or fans. Most of the officials were resentful of the caustic comment relayed back from America saying the United States should be ashamed to accept the cup, that Australia would be justified using a New Guinea native and that the cup should be sent to Peru. "What is all this commotion about?" asked Sir Norman Brookes, retired president of the Lawn Tennis Assn.- of Australia and still one of the most influential men in the game. * * * * "THE UNITED States was justified in using Olmedo under the existing rules and would have been foolish not to have done so. "He p'.'oved a marvellous player and it would have been a shame to deprive him a stage to show his fine talents just he- cause he is a Peruvian--a country without a team. Don Ferguson, president of the LTAA, said he had not heard one word of protest on the used of Olmedo and he did not think any was warranted. "It was strictly an American affair and so long as no rule was violated, what room is there for protest?" he said. "Olmedo proved a great favorite with Australians. They loved him." * * * * AN INFORMAL poll of taxi drivers, housemaids and men in the street showed sentiment unanimously in favor of the U.S. policy using Olmedo. "Your people 'would need to have their head read if they didn't use him," said a cab driver. "He's a terrific player, that boy is, and we hope to see a lot more of him, no matter where he conies from." Olmedo, the center of all the controversy, arrived in Perth Saturday night to play in the West Australian tournament. He plays Frank Taaffe of Australia in his first match today. Sanders in 1-Shot Lead (Continued From Page B-l) .. Friday or even good runs at the leader. Sanders came in early with stretch would be in business. Maybe it will gc tomorrow." Maxwell was another who his-135. McMullin and Maxwell played the front nine in 33, both had to birdie two of thei b u l ne also faltered on the last" three holes to stay close.jback.nine for a 70. The .stocky and the only question was justj Texan brought a huge ninth- how badly Bulla. who teed off| n o l e gallery to Its Feet by hoi- late, would finish. | ing out a 120-yard wedge shot Venturi looked like a hot f o r an eagle-three, number when he eagled thej 542-yard eighth hole on a McMullin shot the front nine iron to the green and s even -'birdi foot putt, and birdied the ninth,! another pro-easy par-five, a chip and two-footer, to make | the turn in 33. But he bogiedi the 10th and llth and finished with a 38 for an ordinary 71. I in 35 with eight pars and a on the ninth hole on a four-foot putt, took bogies on e 12th and 14th, but rallied birdie the 16th and 18th on and 10 foot putts. . "The course played tougher today," said the baby-faced 150"I THOUGHT I had it going P°" nd er with the famed short after the first nine," he said.i hackswin " Dut : hit ]5 S recns "A 32 or 33 on the back and I and had the bal1 m P la v a11 tne time. I feel good now, but tomorrow will tell the story." * * * * WALL'S 68 was produced by four birdies against a single slip. His longest sub-par putt NO CLUB TOSSING YET Tommy Bolt, famed for his club tossing antics, is calm as he talks to his caddy after hitting tee shot on 14th hole during second round of L. A. Open Saturday. Bolt fired a 70 for 139 total-four strokes behind the leader. Kentucky Wins League Opener LEXINGTON W_Unbeaten Kentucky-rallied in the closing minutes to put down a Georgia! . . ,, Tech threat and take a 72-62. lnlssed 1S -' nch pulls on lhe basketball victory Saturday s e v o n t h and ei S hth holes ' one night as the Wildcats hit the trail after their 20th Southeastern Conference crown. Tech managed a 59-59 tie on a basket by Bud Bleemker with for a bogey and one for a par. Bolt's 70 was highlighted by birdies on the 15th and 16th holes on putts of 15 and 10 feet. 6:40 left but this was the last And so to the leading char- basket Tech made from the acters in the tee-script . . field. Billy Ray Lickert and SidjSanders, who spent much of Cohen led the final Kentucky the afternoon happily posing for charge that gave the Wildcats, (pictures with tourney queen Jill the nation's No. 1 team, their i St. John, and Bulla, who spent, llth victory, without a loss. (much of the afternoon sadly! Cohen and Lickert shared :0 n the golf course. \ scoring honors for Kentucky 17 WAS DROPPING WELL John McMullin, right, shows L. A. Open tournament director Don Montgomery of Long Beach ball which dropped into cup with regularity Saturday as McMullin fashioned a 70 for 136 total. McMullin is one stroke behind the leader, Doug Sanders. with 17 each. Irish Five Bows; Two Starters Hurt CHARLOTTE UP -- Notre Dame lost more than a basketball game when it was defeated 69-54 by North Carolina here Saturday. Co-Capt. Tom Hawkins came out of the game with a severely sprained left ankle that may idle him 10 days or more, and Don McGann suffered a broken collar bone that will idle him indefinitely. Orr, Ex-Ram, Named NFL's Rookie of Year NEW YORK (UPD-Jim Orr, an end who averaged 27.6 yards per catch for the Pittsburgh Steelers during lhe past season, Saturday was named the National Football L e a g u e's outstanding 1958 rookie in the annual United Press International poll. Orr beat out three other first-year players by the slim margin of two votes. Halfbacks Bob Mitchell of the Cleveland Browns and Ray Brown of the Baltimore Colts and Lou Michaels, defensive lineman and linebacker for the Rams, tied for. second with four votes apiece. Jim Gibbons, offensive end for the Detroit Lions; Alex Karras, defensive tackle for the Lions, and Phil King, offensive back for the New York Giants, were next with two votes apiece. Orr led the balloting in voting by 27 sports writers who covered the NFL games in the 11 league cities. No rookie dominated the poll this season as Jimmy Brown of the Browns did in 1957 when he received all except two of the votes cast. On-, who played his college football as a halfback at Georgia, started the 1958 NFL training season with the Rams. Coach Buddy Parker of the Steelers was impressed by Orr's play during an exhibition, with Los Angeles shortly before the regular season began and obtained him in a deal. Orr won the left end job and caught 33 passes for 910 yards and seven touchdowns. Only two others gained more yards on their catches and only two turned their receptions into more touchdowns. Del Shofner of the Rams turned 51 catches into 1,097 yards and eight touchdowns while Lenny Moore of the Colts gained 943 yards on 51 catches. Ray Berry of the champion Colts collected nine touchdowns while gaining 794 yards on 56 catches. In his club's final game against the Cardinals, Orr gained a total of 205 yards. Preps, Small Colleges Nix Bulla can be written off quickly. The same putter which befriended him Friday turned wretched Saturday. He couldn't' _ _ . _. . _ sink a birdie putt, and had sev-| 7 _ ^ Q / n T PAT eral three-putts in a six-bogey, ' w *"' ' / » · round of 39-3S. CHICAGO 1*1-The nation's Sanders had five birdies and|20,00n football-playing high three bogeys in his 31-35--69.!sehools and some 400 small col- m games twice a "week,"'says " ' ' ' ' * Don Drysdale of the Dodgers (my boy). "You don't What do you do in the off-season if you're the"' most feared pitcher in the majors· since Ewell Black-^ well--but you've just had a bad year? ' ''" "I run every day, and pitch! -'..'. Going out, he went under parileges continue to turn thumbs the third hole on a 2-iron d °«'n on the two-point conversion which currently prevails on major college gridirons. The National Alliance Football Rules Committee, meeting in New Orleans Monday and to the green and 20-foot putt; the seventh, a 4-iron and 10- footer, and the ninth, a chip and four-footer, but bogied the easy eighth with three putts. * * * * OX TUB BACK nine, hCj birdied the 13th and 14th on f ,--"~~~.~ ""I iinrf and the National Assn. for In- antl mean you cut was capable of for us, so the Moon trade figures to help, H I too." .i :. Since E w e l l (The Whip)'.. loose and throw hard, do you?", BlackweI1 jammed fear into the I said, aghast. "Sure do. I don't try to break't ers (back {hearts of National league bat. in Tuesday, will get a report that,TM 5 ' aTM, but I cut loose just | W a s ) Drysda i c the National Schools Federation ofj Athletic Assns. believe it . is the No/-'!" I Enemy of hitters around trie putts of 25 and 30 feet after taking three from the edge to bogey the 12th and before three-putting to slip on the 17th. He made a great par on the 18lh when he hit the green with a .5-iron from a near- stymied lie behind a tree. Sanders, whose wide stance and short backswing make him look more like a weekend golfer .than a pro, is a good example of the golf adage: "It's not how it's how many!" that counts, unanimously" favor retaining the one-point conversion for kick, run or pass. Sentiment was against a proposal to increase the value of jlike it's regular season." ^ I gulped. "You mean curves ieagiie. Like Blackwell, he loves to' ' come across sidearm from third base. The ball looks like it's" "Everything," Drysdale said positively. "After all, look at all the pitchers who play winter ball in the Cuban leagues, a field goal from three to four only thing I could think of, hav- going to hit the batter in the skull--not to Drysdale, but to and stuff." !, ne batter, and that's what"' Ehh, I said, that being the coun is. ' * points. ing lost the argument. The questionnaire brought a] "Yep," Don went on, "I work favoring attitude on these proposals: That no penalty shall move of the older Dodger players who! season HOW MUCH did the loss of the ball more than halfway from the enforcement spot to the offender's goal line. Van-Wade Duel Highlights Pro Bowl out every single day, then twice R °V Campanella mean in the a week we have games. Some D o d g e r s ' disappointing 1958.-; NORM VAN BROCKLIN Returns to Coliseum With Bobby Layne passing up next Sunday's Pro Bowl game at the Coliseum for the Hula Bowl, it is expected Norm Van Brocklin will do most of the East's quarterbacking. This is great news for Southern California fans who have waited anxiously for a Van Brocklin - Billy Wade duel. Van Brocklin, of course, turned in many an outstanding season for the Rams before being traded to Philadelphia after the 1957 season. That left Wade us the Rums' only quarterback and there was some doubt whether he could fill Van Brocklin's shoes. But Wade had a sensational season, \vas named the Rams' most valuable player, and his duel with Van Brocklin will be the feature attraction in the game which pits the top stars of the' Eastern Conference against those of the Western Conference. Layne and the Cardinals' Ollie Matson denied Commissioner Bert Bell's charge they had broken a contract in signing for (he Hula Bowl, although they had been selected for the Pro Bowl. "I accepted the invitation to play in Honolulu long he- fore the Pro Bowl people contacted me," d e c l a r e d Layne. Matson said, "they knew I was coming to Honolulu. I told the Pro Bowl people I was coming here to play. No one tried to stop me from making the trip or said anything." Coach Jim Lee Howell, of · the New York Giants and boss of the Eastern squad, called on Eddie LcBnron of Washington and Tommy McDonald of Philadelphia to replace Layne and Matson. Asked if he knew, as Commissioner B e l l contended, NFL player contracts require playing in the Pro Bowl game if selected, Matson replied: "I understood the contract was for the regular season. I was not informed that any action would be taken against me if I did not play in the Pro Bowl." Both the East and West squads held their first workouts Saturday. The East drilled at SC's Bovard Field and the West, under Wceb Ewhank, worked at Wrigley Field. Two of the players practicing Saturday, h a l f b a c k Hugh McElhenny of lhe 'IDers and end Gene Brito of the Redskins, will he honored at halftime Sunday for having been voted "plnycrs ot the game" a year ngo. live here take part in them.! "Plenty," Don will tell you. 4 Sandy Koufax is pitching, too."l"He sort of calmed the whole' ·'· -^ -^ JL Iclub down, gave them confir "I TAKE IT," I observed, dcnce - A11 th «* stories you profoundly, "that you believe| read about Ro ''s value aren't ij-our slow start last year was!P llon '- they're true. A man like 'due to the fact that getting! 1 "" 1 can mal c an awfully big" ' separated from the Army got difference in a team." you behind the rest of the flippers around the leag'je." "I sure do," replied the 6-foot, 6-inch, 204-pounder. "It's hard to understand, but that month at the start of training can be the most important of the year." How nbout the off-season trades, where the Dodgers got BILLY WADE Faces Ex-QB Mate "Don," I said, climbing on ft stool and patting him on the shoulder, "you're, known to get a little hot out there dur- · ing A gitnic, mad at yourself, not your teammates, when you walk a couple of men. What did Campanella say to you in a spot like that?" Chuckling, Drysdale remi- Wally Moon for Gino Cimoli nisced: "He'd walk out to tl)?,- and Rip Repulski for George|mound and tell me: 'Don, you Anderson (that was the basicwalk just one more man and · part of the trade). "I think they've got to help us," Drysilnlc tolil inc. "After all, anything Repulski duos Is Rrftvy, because A n d p, r « o n couldn't make tlio m a j o r s anyway. And Ohio Just wasn't playing the klml of ball ho I'm goin' to come back out here, and kick you right in the .seat of the pants -- and my spikes arc sharp today, too.'" ... (Tune floh Kclloy dully n| 8:211 a. m. and 6 p. m, on KMl'C.)

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