Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 27
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 27

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 16, 1961
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LB. STATE'S KEELOR, ROOKIES REPORT TO 'REDLANDS MONDAY INDEPENOENT-PRESS-TELESRAM-C-5 Ung Beach, Clllf.. Sunday. July II, INI Christmas in July: Rams Open Training Camp By JERRY WYNN It will be Christmas in July for Dick Keelor of Long -Beach State and 15 other rookie professional football players Monday. Each one certain he can beat the broiling sun, the odds and a returning veteran out of a job, the group reports to ' 'Redlands University to open the training camp of the Rams. The rookie party, led by coach Bob Waterfield and his staff, will take physical examinations and draw equipment on Monday, then cavort for cameramen on Tuesday ,,.before being joined by the balance of the squad--33 veterans--on Wednesday. * * if * 'PRETTY DARN GOOD' * * Veterans and rookies again will pose for photographers on Thursday, and begin regular, two-a-day workouts on Friday. Maybe the anticipated heat at Redlands will be a good omen. Old Simon Legree Waterfield is sure to keep physical contact at a blistering level throughout training, and not even Jayne Mansfield in a bikini should generate the heat of the dogfight forecast for the Western Division of the National Football League this season. Packers, Colls, Lions, 49ers, Bears and Rams . . . take your choice. There's nary a few touchdowns separating the talent of all six clubs. * * * The Rams' first pre-season game Is less than a month away, the Washington Redskins the opposition in the annual charity tilt at the Coliseum, Aug. 11. Then come the Giants (Aug. 19), Browns (Aug. 25) and 49crs (Sept. 1) to the Coliseum before tha Rams finish preliminary action at Minnesota against the new Vikings (Sept. 10) and begin main-event slugging at Baltimore against the Colts (Sept. 17). A vastly-improved club in Walerfield's first year as coach despite a 4-7-1 record, the Rams look ahead to the new campaign with a mood of cautious optimism. They feel all it will take to become a t i t l e contender is strength- Rookie Quarterbacks Win Praise From Van Brocklin BEM1DJI, Minn. (UPI) -Minnesota Vikings' c o a c h Norm Van Brocklin Saturday praised quarterbacks Fran Tarkenton of Georgia and Mike McFarland of Western Illinois following a .scrimmage which "rookie week." With play starling at the 20-yard line, the offense scored five of 20 times and defensive halfback John Tiir- pin of North Central, 111., dashed 60 yards for a touch' down with an intercepted full-scale climaxed] pass. Tarkenton connected Dome Only Salvation of S. F. Stadium Since the wind-blown All-Star game Tuesday revealed to the nation the terrible conditions in San Francisco's Candlestick Park, a new move has been launched to get the city to seal out the elements by erecting a dome. However, Mayor George Christopher continues to oppose a dome. Instead, he says that he hopes a new wind study costing 555,000 can be completed promptly so some solution can be worked out. A number of solutions have been proposed. One has been to build some 25,000 additional seats in (he outfield 'so the field would be completely walled in. This also would give the park a capacity to handle pro football games five completions in eight at tempts, gaining 131 yards and accounting for two touch downs. He led the offensive unit to paydirt in the only two series of plays in which he participated. * * * + McFAKLAND hit six of 12 pass attempts, good for 120 yards and one touchdown. He participated in three series of plays and his unit scored another touchdown when Ken Waddell of Tennessee plunged over from five yards out. Bob Luske of Detroit connected on a 36-yard pass for the remaining touchdown. Van Brocklin said lie was over-all pleased and "I figure it's pretty darn good for the first week. We've worked them a lot harder than normal for the first week." JOEY JAY Identifiable Now the A more modest proposal is to plant a heavy stand of trees beyond the outfield -fence. However, observers feel 'that "walling" in the park will not eliminate the wind problem . . . that a dome costing in the neighborhood of $3'/2 million is the only- answer! ' ', IN Al.r, probability this 'is the last year the major -leagues will stage two All^Star games. · ' The players are the only "ones who want to continue ·with two games because it "boosls their pension fund. ·And although the owners _.'are against two games, -they'll go along with the .·players. . - · However, with the Na- -·tlonal League following the American next season by expanding to 10 teams, fight schedules will make it tougher tn get in two. But the major reason the second game may be discontinued is that television--main contributor to the receipts which go into the fund--is losing interest in airing it. TV people point out (hat a second jiame is anti-climactic and that it is becoming difficult to sell the event to sponsors. AFTER A GOOD ROOKIE SEASON with Milwaukee, ' Joey Jay never pitched back to his potential until traded to Cincinnati this season. Now he's the National League's leading hurler. What's the reason behind his resurgence? Johnny "Logan, Jay's former teammate on the Braves who is now with the Pirates, explains is thusly: "At Milwaukee, Joey was lost in (he shadows of Spahn, Burdelte and Buhl. He had no idenlity of his own. Now he's a big man with the Reds, given his regular turn and allowed to pitch. He's always been a good pitcher. He has more confidence now, and his new manager has confidence in him--something Joey .lay never had when he was with the Braves!" * i: * When Roger Maris belled his ,'!4th homer Friday, he moved 14 days and 15 games ahead of Babe Ruth's record "60" pace, while Mickey Mantle pulled even with the Bambino's record pace with his 30th round-tripper in the same game. Although four behind Maris at this time, Mantle is 1 conceded by most baseball men to have the better chance of closing in on Ruth's mark as the season progresses due to Maris' past record of tailing off in the later stages of Ihe campaign. Ruth's record is highlighted by 17 home runs in the final month. U has always been said (hat whenever anyone got too close to "60" that opposing pitchers would help preserve Ruth's mark by giving up a rash of walks. But wilh an entire new generation of players in the game, this "threat" may not exist any longer. Incidentally, it is estimated that a player who equals or betters Ruth's mark would collect well over $100,000 from personal appearances, endorsements, etc., in the first six months following his achievement. Drag Mark by McEwen Tom McEwen of Long Beach defeated Lefty Mudersbach of Pico Rivera by .001 of a second Saturday night to take the $500-top eliminator award in the July racing championships at Lions Drag Strip. McEwen also broke Mud- crsbach's n a t i o n a l elapsed time record with a run of 8.81 seconds for a speed of 173.41 miles per hour before a crowd of 8.648. Results: Open fuel--Gary Cag'e 168.E5: Madilled roadster--Herman Bros.. 150.75; B gas- Sandblaslino 120.15; Roa«st«rs- LONG, LONG ONE World record holder Hal Connolly lets go hammer after new four-spin turn and it soars 217 feet, 10 '/ 2 inches before digging into the ground in all-comers meet at Long Beach State.--(Staff Photo by Skip Shuman) ening of the offensive line and defensive backfield plus a come-through job at quarterback by candidates Frank Ryan, Zeke Bratkowski and Buddy Humphrey. A deal for Y. A. Tittle is not dead yet. Gone from the 1960 roster are such familiar names as Bill Wade, Will Sherman, Lou Michaels and Carl Karilivacz (the latter will make all headline writers happy.) New to the squad are Lindon Crow, Frank Varrichione, Bratkowski and the rookies, who slop front and center this week. All but four of the yearlings will report Monday, and those four already are hard at work in Chicago drilling with the College All-Stars, 'hey are the much-heralded jair of linebacker Marlin VIcKeever from SC and lalfback Pervis Atkins from ·Jew Mexico State, guard rial Beaty from Oklahoma State and end-halfback F.l- aert Kimbrough of Northwestern. An illustration of the ap- 3eal of the Rams, fostered by their exciting tradition and the winning personalities of p r e s i d e n t Dan Reeves and general manager Elroy Hirsch, comes in (he fact that nine of their 10 top draft choices of 19CO have signed on with the club, the lone absentee is Northwestern back Larry Wood, who decided to play in Canada. The draft choice include linemen Charles Cowan, New M e x i c o Highlands; Willie Hector, COP; Bruce Olderman, Allegheny; Joe Scibelli, Notre Dnme, and Dave Jones, So. Carolina State; backs Duane Allen, Santa Ana, and Bill Strum- ke of Georgia, and end Dick Dorsey of SC. Free agents to check in Monday are linemen Angelo Brovelli, Washington State; Richard Max, Cal Poly; Lou Popelar, F r e s n o S t a t e ; Wayne Bock, formerly of the Cardinals, and Keelor, former captain and star guard at Long Beach Slate, and backs Tony Yini, Occidental; Chuck I.ongo of San Jose State, and Alvin Hall, Marines. It's off to Redlands and Christmas in July. SIKES TAKES PUBLIC LINKS GOLF CROWN DETROIT I/V) -- Dick Sikes, a skinny kid with a safecracker's touch around the green, captured the U.S. Public Links golf championship Saturday with a decisive 4 and 3 triumph over fellow collegian John Mnlenda nf Detroit. Sikes is only the third player ever to win medalist honors and go on to the championship in this event's 36-year history. Sikes shot two-over par 72 in (he morning 18 while Molenda had 73. Sikes had a two-under 33 for the first nine of the second round, Molenda getting a 36. HOLSCHER, ADAMSON DUEL Heath Captures Asset Feature Allan Heath, Northridge, Saturday won the main 30- lap event in the California Racing Association's big car meet at Ascot Park. C o l b y Scroggins, E a g l e Rock, placed second while Billy Cantrell, Anaheim, was third. In the semi-main 15-lap event, first place honors went to Jack Brunncr, Gardcna, while Clay Robbins, North Hollywood, was second and Ken Boyer, Signal Hill, third. (Continued From Page C-l) with the Air Force in Tokyo. * * * * BUT FROM his sensational performance in handing Barker the first extra hole defeat of his career, you can't underestimate the chances of Adamson today. He was faced with a string of four pressure putts from the 17th through the final hole that would have made a Palmer quiver and he was equal to everj one. match, anothe on 18th for a Giant's Open Monday FAIRFIELD, Conn, (ff) The New York Giants start training for the National Football season with the opening of a rookie camp at the [·"airfield University campus Monday. There was a three-foote for a birdie on the 17th tha evened the three-footer lalve, a five-footer on the 19th for a birdie after Barbe lad rolled in a 12-foole from the fringe, and the pay off p u t t on the 20lh was i six-footer. But the shot that set U] the final putt was the on neither Adamson nor th huge gallery with the mate; will ever forget. The stocky, blonde pro o two years had pushed hi drive horribly, and the ba rested under a tree. He ha to approach about 100 yarc between two trees and ove a trap to reach the green nd with the tree imparing is follow-through. He hit IB shot, using a wedge, su- erbly. After the match, Barber :ormed off the course com- laining about the slowness f the match. He was so up- et, he almost caused an acci- ent while driving his car iut of the parking lot. The match was pathetically slow. Barber is noted for hir ainstakingly m e t h o d i c a lay and snail's pace on the reens, and Adamson wa: : ar slower Saturday. He'c ine up a putt, back away ine it up again, etc., etc. * * * * "I DID'NT want to putt un !il I had control of myself. le explained. "I didn't wan o miss by choking. And whe you are playing Jerry Barbei playing slow is the bcf way." Whatever the reason an result, it was bad golf. The thrilling windup of Ih Adamson win stole the thnn der from what had bee Pinky Stevenson Day. The home-town favori had wowed his highly-part san fans by railing to ups Jimmy Thompson on the lf)t hole in his morning quarte nal match. He had to blast om a trap and sink an 18- ot putt on the 16th hole to, atch Thompson, and then eat him with a fine pitch lot and four-foot birdie putt n the extra hole. But Pinky's magic vanished gainst Holscher to t h e roans of a great portion of ie record Saturday gallery stimated at 2,500. He just oiildn't sink a putt. * * * * HOLSCHER WON the first nd third holes on 20-foot lirdie putts. S t e v e n s o n missed a two-footer on the ourth, three-putted to lose he fifth, hit out-of-bounds vith a 4-wood second shot on .he seventh, and blew an 18 nch tap for a birdie on the ninth. At that juncture, he was 5 down. But then Holscher under went a wild streak. He over shot the l l t h green to lose t a par, and hit a 4-iron out-of bounds on the 12th. An when Pinky sank a two-foo birdie putt on the 13th, h was only 2 down and sue denly back in the match. Stevenson had one mor big chance when he lined u a 10-foot birdie putt on th Hlh. He missed, and Ho cher sank a five-footer for s birdie. Bud then closed ut Ihe match with a six-foot rdie putt on the 15th. "I hated to knock out the illcry favorite," said Holcher. "Pinky's a fine player." * 4 * 4 FOR HIS INITIAL foray in he pro ranks. Stevenson is 400 richer today. H was an mpressive debut. Holscher, in his first match of England BIRKDALE, England (/Pi- Arnold Palmer won the British Open golf championship by a single stroke Saturday with one of his patented late surges and became the first American to win the coveted titla since the immortal Ben Hogan did it in IS53. The Latrohe, Pa., professional started the rain-splattered day one blow off tha pace. T h e n , came one of lis dramatic charges. He I jlazcd o v e r \ the soggy front |)'. nine of the B i r k d a 1 e c o u r s e , ^ where par is ·J6-3G --72, in 32. That car- PALMER ried him to a third-round 69 which put him out in front. A comfortable par 72 on tho fourth round brought him tho title. Dai Uees of Wales finished with 285, just one stroke be- aturday, had to shoot five nder par and birdie the ISth n a spectacular 51-foot chip hot to subdue young Nils iemeling, 1 up. Barber was also five under n ousting veteran Jimmy -lines, 3 and 2, and Adamson --then still a "who's he"-- leat Mike Austin, 1 up, whnn iig Mike three-putted on the 8th green. The "who's he" became a 'he's who" shortly. Saturday's results: Quarterfinals -- P.nkv Stevenson rtel. Jimmy Thomnscn. ISth ho'c; Bud Ho:- sct-er det. Nili Senwl'rq, 1 un; Bob Arfamsork det. Alike Ausln. 1 Barber def. Jlnwiv Mines, 3-2. hind Palmer. same margin That was tha by which Palmer failed to win the crown a year ago in his first try. Paul Runyan of La Jolla, Calif, was the only other American in the 48-man field. He had 75-72 for a 299. Palmer stretcted his legs in the locker room and said: "Why should I complain about Ibis English climale? I think it's beautiful -- just beautiful." \rryd Pa'-itsr, U.S Da. Rcci. 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