Independent from Long Beach, California on February 4, 1960 · Page 35
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Page D-2--INDEPENDENT Lln3 tKh CllM " Ttlurl - f « b ' *· "" CARMEN BASILIO Perfect Tribute ·liy'llANKIIOLlJiWOItill- [xrculivt Sports hlilur Basilio's Managers Scapegoats Thanks to professional mud-slingcrs like Bobho Kellcy, Carmen Basilio's co-managers have been tried, sentenced and lynched in the public prints. I'd like tn register a few words in defense of John DeJohn and Jncy Netro. who this week were banned for life from New York rings. Thanks also to Mr. Kellcy, I have been knocked roundly for taking DeJohn's side when John was kicked out of Art Aragon's dressing room before the mismatch of the century in September, 1958. At that time, DeJohn, knowing well the reputation of Aragon, insisted that he be allowed in Arthur's quarters to watch the bandaging of "Golden Rod's" hands. He made a squawk when he was given the royal boot, but what manager worth his salt wouldn't under similar circumstances? After Carmen had crucified Aragon, DeJohn still was stunned at the attitude of Arthur's handlers. It's common practice for a member of one fighter's camp to watch the bandaging of his opponent, so DeJohn was doing nothing new. THE PICTURE painted of DeJohn and Netro being mobsters is idiotic, especially to people who met both in Long Beach when Carmen was training here. DeJohn and Netro were guilty of BEING FORCED to pay a portion of each purse to boxing's controlling hoodlums in order to get any fights for Basilio. When Carmen left the Marine Corps 10 years ago, he couldn't line up a fight anywhere. The only way DeJohn and Netro could get a fight for Basilio was to pay a portion of the purse to the hoodlums--an unsavory practice, but who is honestly to blame, the managers OR the Frankie Carbos who created such a situation? I think Basilio's comment after the ban was announced Monday is a perfect tribute to his managers: "John and Joey never did a single thing to hurt me. They were honest and above board in all dealings." Anyone who has met Basilio--and I exclude Kclley who is too enamored of Aragon to study any situation correctly--knows that Carmen speaks his own m i n d , regardless of where the chips might fall. DeJohn and Netro are scapegoats for a crummy situation--hut please leave the lynching parties lo the uneducated, Mr. Kellcy! At the insistence of such revered Long Reach sportsmen as Oscar Contralto, Charles C h e a t h a m , Harry Albert and B. Ncls Simons--who usually make a bundle by wagering against my scleclions--this corner is ready to divulge its predictions for tonight's two Coliseum title fights. In the bantamweight brawl, I'll go against the odds- maltcrs nnd tab challenger Alphunse Halimi to lake the crown away from Jose Bcccrra. In the junior welterweight 'fracas, with the chalk Carlos Ortiz to title a g a i n s t Torres, the Border Tornado' I also leaned toward Halimi before he was splattered by Bccerra in (he Sports Arena last summer, so you'd think by this t i m e I'd have learned my lesson. Certainly the hard-hitting Mexican should be even more poised against H a l i m i this t i m e around, especially w i t h the confidence he p a i n e d b y l i f l i n g t h e Parisian's crown in their first meeting. However, the suspicion lurks has more ingredients in the brains department than Mr. Bcccrra and, consequently, will be i n f i n i t e l y better prepared to battle his tortilla-eating opponent this time. There is no s u b s t i t u t e for the big punch--which Jose definitely owns--but he's going to have to catch Alphonse in order to tag him. Halimi certainly isn't going to swap bolero punches with Bccerra this time, thus the fight should resort to a boxing contest. That's why I like Frenchy--by a decision--unless he tires out Jose and manages to sneak over a roundhouse from the direction of the Eiffel Tower in a late round! ·*· £ * I'VE INFINITELY MORE f a i t h in the Ortiz selection than in the Halimi prediction, however. The Puerto Rican from New York is a proven champion--he has plenty of savvy and loads of class. Why Carlos is only a 6-5 choice at t h i s writing is beyond me. Torres is just 18 and I think has been rushed along too fast. Like his tamale-criinching partner, Torres boasts a hefty wallop. But that's all. He could tag Ortiz early, but that's his only hope. I t h i n k the Border Tornado is going to run out of wind in t h e m i d d l e rounds and Ortiz w i l l s l a u g h t e r him Let's call it O r t i z by TKO in the eighth heat. Maybe the cloublclipadcr will change this corner's box score. If memory servos correctly, t h e last major fracas t h i s sccr (!) lalihed correctly was Basilio's rout of Aragon--and t h a t was like taking candy from a baby. I'll stick and peg retain his Battling CARLOS ORTIZ An Easy Winner? ' here that Mr. Halimi Mayfair Wins in Overtime., 61-59 Mayfair High squeezed out a 61-59 Suburban League basketball win over Duarle in overtime Wednesday afternoon in the winners' gym. Dave M e i r o v i t z , Mike Robinson and Bill Kite contributed the overtime points \vith Kile's second basket of the game the decisive one. Meirovitz led scorers w i l h Ifl AUSTRALIA, .U.S. OKAY 'OPEN' TENNIS Cooperate or Else, Kramer Threatens NEW YORK (UP1)--Jack Kramer warned the amateur tennis world Wednesday that he would boycott proposed international "open" championships unless it came to solid terms with his professional troupe. On the heels of Australian and U. S. approval of "open" tennis--and expected major open championships there and in England and France by 1961--Kra- mer said flatly that he expected purses of at least "They can't bargain with the pros individually because I have them under contract," K r a m e r said. "We have the right to expect proper purses, remuneration for excess traveling expenses and a say in the scheduling and the draws." Kramer also asserted: --That A u s t r a l i a a n d U. S. amateur tennis should work out schedules favoring themselves b e c a u s e until now Europe "has had the best of it and it's time to fit into the present instead of the past." --That the pros eventually would have international competition similar to golf's professional Ryder Cup between England and the U. S. "which will make the Davis Cup look like a match between Harvard and Cambridge. "If 1 want to be troublesome," said the pro tennis boss, "I can keep the world's best players out of their open tournaments. I don't want to be troublesome. But I've got to have something to say about dates and such after the years I have spent building up the pros." Kramer i n s i s t e d that "during the first few years" the amateurs would have to appoint "my company" as director of professional activities for the four major open championships--U. S., Australian, British and French. Obviously intent on protecting his independent pro tour, and with most of the name stars under contract, Kramer a d m i t t e d that "open tennis has to come." "When it does," he said, "everybody of any note or hope is going to want to turn pro. That's when the pros will really take charge. Amateur tennis will then do what it is supposed to do, spread the tennis gospel and leave financial doings to the professionals." Fail Again to Elect Hall of Fame Player BOSTON (UPI) -- For the! town, N.Y. He had 146 votes, second successive time, the far short of the necessary 205 nation's b a s e b a l l writers Wednesday failed to elect a former major leaguer to the Hall of Fame in their biennial election. Though'a record 269 members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America participated in the balloting, none of the slayers active for at least 10 seasons in the majors between 1930 and 1954 received sufficient voles. Edd Roush, former Cin- minimum needed for election. The balloting was Roush's last chance for enshrinement by the writers. He will be ineligible in the next election in 1962 because he completed his 17-season National League career in 1931 and the last active player date in the next election will be 1932. Failure, to elect a new Hall of Famer this year meant t h a t nobody has won w r i t e r election to the baseball shrine cinnati outfielder, led the 129 since Joe Cronin/ now Ameri- players receiving votes, but can League president, and 'ell 56 short of a place in the aseball shrine at Coopers- TICKETS FOR TROTTER TILT NOW ON SALE Tickets are on sale at Proctor's Sporting Goods, 128 W. Broadway, for Saturday's matinee featuring the Harlem Globetrotters at the Municipal Auditorium. Following Tuesday night's sellout and t u r n a w a y crowd, the Trotters immediately scheduled an encore for Saturday. Karol Fageros and Althca Gibson again will put on a tennis exhibition prior to the basketball game. Tickets arc priced from $1.25 to S-l. Sugar Ray Rated 5th ov NBA PROVIDENCE, R. I. (UPI) --The National Boxing Asso- iation Wednesday dropped iugar Ray Robinson from first n f i f t h among middleweight ontenders, his lowest rating n any division since his sec- nd year as 9 years ago. Hank Greenberg were elected in in. r )6. Cronin said he was "terribly sorry" nobody else has since been elected and suggested a change might be made in the voting procedure. "There arc so many great players who should be recognized," he added. Commissioner Ford Frick a l s o expressed disappointment. "I am disappointed that the votes were scattered so widely that nobody was elected," said Frick. Results: 37 'BANNED' NATIONS MAY COMPETE IN OLYMPICS SQUAW VALLEY (UPI)--India a n d Nationalist China have not been banned or barred from the 1960 Olympic Winter Games, according to statements Issued Wednesday by Olympic officials. Avery Brundage, president of the International Olympic Committee, and H. D. Thoreau, secretary general of the Games, agreed that the two nations still may compete in the Games here. "It is wrong to say they are barred or banned from the Games," said Brundage in Chicago. "They are merely Ineligible to compete until they send in the proper documents to the International Ski Federation (FIS). Once they do that, in accordance with the rules, they can compete." "All they have to do now is forward the proper credentials to Hodler (Marc Hodler, FIS president) in Switzerland," said Thoreau. Cal Extends Search for Football Coach CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL ihcll Cham Jets (60) Clemens (II) F .larkct (12) Cato (10) G Turley (10) G SC subs: Eddy. AO subs: Chapman (6). .L.W.U. Voice («) loc:.,...c (6) F Mollhcw (i) Snuoo (2) Cachoun (1) OunlflD (II) Andrews (2) No Recruiting Fund Since 1954--Sooners NORMAN, Okla. W) -- T h e University of Oklahoma regents Wednesday directed at Wyoming after a confer- president George L. Cross to ence with university Presi- tell the National Collegiate dent G. D. Humphrey. Coast Guard (28) G.iiijuier ili) Alexander (6) . ... G Wcathford (2) Vlculin (14) G Hallack (3) IL subs: Ezcll (6), Scholemcycr (4). CG subs: While (0). Tilers (21) Em dees (34) Bowl Huuhcs ut Scjtlon (4) Rich (81 Alrnquist IUJ RJd Rot;sh U6 Chuck Klein EDP.I R"CV 1« LoiT "aoudreM 35 ' APPOllos (33) 3 | | P - Graven . R-jrlcIgh Grimes 9? Buck y Harris Botfomlcy Charley Ruffing Urban Fnbcr H, irk Wilson Kikr Cuvlcr Luke Aonling Tonv I MICH cfty O'DoijI Earl Cnnmh* Joe McdwicK lank Gowdy 89 John Vflndcr Mccr FA Goose Goslin 83 Dave Bancroft 77 Chkk H.ifcv 7? Wfl-fc llovt 7? Pc»nor AA.irt'n 59 Jfmmv D v k« 5 A-!llc LO R D r°v : nold S jS Joe Scwcll X3 Ltovd Waner 3H Jess 1 ; Hilin« 38 Heinle Manush Wllllai Srnhh F Dulton (2) C (10) H) G _ suos: Henry (6) Body Snatcueri Ml) L.B. Blue Devils m Davis (Jll F L.ine D, Hill HJ) F Winklcr (2) -. (3) G HcnNcr '(?) Iruilt (9) G Sandoval (4} L.B. subs: (J). ichwind (4 Casn Cii. Collegians (40) HuddiC-..on 121 Athletic Association no illegal football recruiting fund has been in existence since 1954. The NCAA recently put OU on indefinite football probation because of a 1953-54 recruiting fund handled by Arthur Wood, Oklahoma City accountant. Wilf ic Wins Close Nod CHICAGO (UPI) -- Wilfie Greaves, bleeding from three places on his face, hooked his way to a revenge decision over R a l p h (Tiger) Jones Wednesday night in a nationally televised 10-round fight. Greaves, weighing 159'/ 2 to lones' 162, lost to Jones Sept. 14, 1956 in his 13th pro fight, a professional bt!t Wednesday, appearing in lis 43rd bout, he was the a Hc.ivv»cmhis cn.iTMinn mocnw j»' grcssor all the way and he nrtSiOn. t--T-lovd Paltcrbon. 2--Sonnyi , )nv n nn ornimrl In hie islon. 3-Zor,i roil;,. 4-Hrnry Cc.oncr.|B ave M0 P'OUilCl 10 IDS ft'i.ulien. 6 - Kuv H.vrn. /- Biilvipvnprintirnft fnp !-AIC Mile". 9-M,kc DcJolui. l--M' u H.I1U.U IC)(.. Greaves was cut under t h e left eye in the second round began bleeding from the nose in the third, and in the sixth he was cut inside the mouth. Jones began to bleec slightly from the nose in the n i n t h . The decision was unanimous for Greaves. Judge Harolc Marovitz gave him a 50-44 edge, Judge John Bray had it 48-14 and Referee Joey White scored it 48-43 for Greaves. , , , . ' . Gravclt ((S) F Bronaugli (2) 30 L . Gravctf (51 c uaniris (81 3(i;H. Gr.lvctt G Fcmicssv (5) 2 9 ' C . Gravett 110) G D. 1 5 ) 27 Annollo subs: Rodrlctuc' (81, Anderson 79! Collcolan subs: Hole Ul B. 111 Collegian subs: Bole (J), B. smllhcran 14 1 ' GAMES TONIGHT 2-lJ Af Jordan Hloh--7:15--Dcul. A22-250 vs ?2,Material; 5:15--Inspection vs. Dcol 403; 20 9:15--Piopulslon vs. Dcpt. 8515. 20 Al Poly Hloh-;:15-- Firel,ohters vs. Kino's Service; 8:15-Richfield oil » L.B. Nile " ' B Hradiey Oregon Stale Aide CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI)-Oregon State has hired a former UCLA halfback as assistant football coach. Doug Bradley, 25, recently a member of the staff at Iowa State and Texas A£M, played at UCLA under the late Red Sanders in J95-!-5!-56. Tom- "mr^'^.^'^T^SS'r.n 80 "" »' Prothro, the Oregon State *' o wu "'°VK 0 -/ : 'j«P,' p 'v, K g,l£ hciid couch, was Bradley's 9:15-Chalco vs. Bclmonl Hclgl,l.|b ac kricld Coach at UCLA. j BERKELEY (#)--The University of California has broadened its search for a new football coach by turning to the Skyline Conference. Marvin Levy, coach at the University of New Mexico, Flew in Tuesday night for in- erviews, starting Wednesday. Earlier in the week, a c o a c h - hunting committee Pete Elliott; Eddie Erdelatz, former Navy coach, and John Ralston, coach of Utah State. Elliott's resignation to !become head coach at Illinois created the vacancy. tevy, asked if he had been offered the post, told the Oakland T r i b u n e "there's been no commitment on ei- talked for the second time thcr side." with Bob Devaney of the U n i - versity of Wyoming. But late Wednesday night Devaney innounced he had rejected the offer. D e v a n e y said he had ·cached his decision to stay Shamrocks Play Ahern's Shamrocks will meet Biola College of La Mirada at Hoover Jr. Hiph (Grccntop St. in Lakcwnod) Friday at 8:15 p.m. There is no admission cost. "I weighed the merits of the two jobs and decided to stay at Wyoming," he commented. Interviews previously have jeen held with Dee Andros, assistant to outgoing coachi OPEN BOWLING Alter Mldnlli on MOH., TUES., WED. ALL YOU CAN BOWL FOR , GROWN BOWL Artcsla I Orange $050 2 BRAKE SPECIAL $1 yi44 Includes-* LABOR * LINING * FLUID * FREE ADJUSTMENT B, F. GOODRICH All American Can BUDGET TERMS 1212 Lang loach Blvd. HE 6-6205 the true old-style Kentucky Bourbon -Cleveland '.Vi . . -l{jdt hc.ivyv. j e:ofi!s (175 pounds )--CJi. in Archie AAoorc 1--H.iro'd John; Eric Miocrtpncr. 3--Mike Holt. 4--?n odrinucs. 5--Von Clay. 6--Sonnv Ray.! lip -Willie P/islr,vio. 8--Bcljo Olicn. 9-- inie Amonl'. 1--Jesse Bowdry. Middleweight! (160 uounas) Chamolor enr Fullmer. 1--Snider Webb. 2--Gusta\j cdoli. 3--Hcnrv Hank. ·(---P.vjl I'rnder Suiitir Riv Robinson. 6-- C.irmen Bo o. /--.lory HitirdcMo. 8--Dick Tloer. Ace Armslrong. 10-- joev Ulambra. WcltLTwuiohti (W Doundst--Chamoion on Jordan. I--Luis Rodriouer. 3--Rudi 'itch. 3--Federico Thompson. 4--flennv d P.iret. 5--Charley Scotl. 6--Florenlino crn.indez. 7--Sugar H.irl. 8--Gatpar Or ·Raich DUB,IS. 10--Denny Mover Junlor-welterweighti -- Chnmpion Carlos r'n. 1--Dulio Loi. ?--Kenny Lane. 3-- onnle Esolnos.i. Unhtwelghti (13S pounds) -- Champion JC Brown. 1--Carlos Orlir. 3-- Paolc oil. 3--Battling Torres. 4--O.ive Ch.irn- ·. 5--Johnny Busso. 6--Willie Toweel. ten Miitthewv 8--Caul ic --Mario Vecchiotlo. 10-- Alfredo Urbino. Jnnior-llohtwelghts -- Champ-on H.irolc omcs. 1--Poul Joroenscn. 2--Solomon . . . . 'Flash. Elorde. FMlhcrwelohls (12A pounds)-- Charnpi. ivev Moore. 1--Harold Conies. 2--S( o!. 3--Ike Chestnut. 4--Graclcux iDerli. 5--Percy Lewis. 6--Rnliu Ki -- Ricardo Moreno. 8--Suoar Ramos. 9-- ordano Campari. 10--Roberto Cru:. Bitntiimwelohrs (118 pounds)--Champion ,c Decerra. 1--Alphonse Halimi. 2-- sridie Gflrov. 3-Plero Rollo. 4~ Erier fre. 5--Kenli Ynnckura. A-Leo Espln- 7 -Dannv Kid. 8--Jose LOPCI. 9-- ian Maraues, 10-- Zurdo Pina. Flyweight* ( 1 1 ? pounrts) -- Champion ?.cual Pcrci. l--Pone_ Klngoctch. 2-" icda. 4--Johnny :Iao Yaoila. 3--Larry ildwell. 5--R.imon A Mao. 7- Riilo Luukkoncn. fl--Ray eco. 9 -- Dcriniv UrsiM. 10-- Rrt Ba- Doflil Adds Assistant ATLANTA (UPI)--Georgia Tech head coach Bobby Dodd announced Wednesday that Marvin Bass, chief assistant coach at South Carolina for the past four years, lias accepted the position of defensive line coach for the Engineers. 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