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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28. 196? SECTION C-P«g« C-l HANK HOLLINGWORT0 Ei«cu(!vt Sporh Editor John 0- Readers Speak Their Minds The viewpoints of others: "My personal opinion is that our national pastime will be facing its demise this year. With the new alignment, they will be playing the same teams, which will be monotonous, plus the expansion teams that will create no interesi. After the first month or so when the novelty of a new team wears off, they are in the cellar and have lost a million so they could fold up. The lesser cities involved are no longer Triple A thus costing more to maintain farms to produce the extra talent needed. TV has eased the strain to most, but how long ·will it last through lack of interest? Another point is that they have saturated John Q. Fan who pays the freight with two leagues of everything thereby letting the fan pick and choose (and what he can afford), costing all sports at the gate and plus the rising prices of talent, in all fields of sport." (signed) Arthur Burke, 1133 Magnolia Ave. Comment: I feel that sports has over-expanded its expansion Consider the San Diego Padres, the new National I eague baseball club. Even with the lively Buzzie Bavasi stirring up enthusiasm, the Padre season ticket sales have been pathetic. At last glance the figure barely had reached the 2,000 mark, hardly a major league recommendation. "I am fed up with the antics of Bill van Breda Kolff the 'acting' coach of the Lakers. In a recent game' with the Philadelphia 76ers VBK obtained two technical fouls (the Lakers lost the game by a mere four points), which is not an uncommon event for him. He has been unable to mold even a facsimile of a championship club -- at this writing the Lakers would be imbedded in fourth place if they were in the Eastern Division. With three tremendous superstars on one club, it seems to me that even yourself could do more with a team than VBK has done. I realize that West has been injured and Wilt is about as easy to handle as Don Rickles, but these are the normal hazards of the job. Mayhe Jack Kent Cooke better hire our own Jerry Tarkani- an _ a truly great, molder of talent." (signed) R. R. Watson, 4445 "flellf lower Blvd. Comment: I wouldn't be too hard on Van Breda Kolff even though I had felt (along with everyone else) that the Lakers would Cakewalk to the Western Division championship. On the other hand the man is faced with a terrific problem in handling three superstars. Though not showing it outwardly, West and Baylor have some slight inner resentment toward Chamberlain. Don't forget, too, that Wilt has been TROUBLE wherever he's played. "I ONCE READ your pedestrian column with considerably more interest than I do today. I do feel that your expressions regarding female jockeys require some rebuttal. Many of your comments and those of your nameless jockey sources presuppose an inability of a female jockey to react in a proper manner to certain racing situations. You also presuppose a basic lack of strength of a female jockey. It would seem lo me that if these factors are really important, a racing test must reliably evaluate them. It follows that a female jockey candidate would be eliminated if she did not pass such a test. I say it's time for you and your male jockeys to put up or shut up. If you and they don't, then I charge prejudice. And that ain't f u n n y no more." (signed) B. Austin Pruitt, 340 Janice St. Comment: I don't know, sir, of what you meant in your plehian note ;ibout "time to put up," but I can assure you 1 won't shut up. 1 still insist women riders do not belong on the same track as men. "I go to the track three or four times a week and 1 know l h a l the guys who hang around the $50 window want to see gal jockeys. That way they could chunk in even more on Shoemaker because he'd have even more winners riding against the ladies." (signed) Mel Hawkins, Torrance. Comment: He certainly would, too. "As an avid race track fan I say keep girl jockeys away "LEASE! Who needs them? I can just, hear it now -- Peggy Ann will not. ride today; she's got. the cramps. Those men jockeys should all walk off the track. Please keep up your end and don't give up. I'm with you all the way." (signed) Susan Snow, Lynwnnd. Comment: Clearly, it takes one woman to know another. * * * "I REALIZE THAT I lie new world lightweight champ. Mando Ramos, is from Long Beach but do all your writers have to fall all over yourselves praising him? He's just another fighter in these days of mediocre fighters. Also, he had the fortune to catch his opponent, Too Cruz, with his weight, up on the day of their fight. Ramos had every break and he probably realizes it, too. I'll bet. Mando didn't get all the publicity in other sections that he did in his hometown." (signed) Mitchell Donovan, San Pedro. Comment: He probably didn't. But obviously you haven't heard of the "local" angle and that's why you're not a newspaperman. "You haven't written much about the baseball players' strike. I'm curious as to your opinion of it all. I'm sort of confused about the whole thing and so are most of my friends. I'll say one thing when I saw this cute little fellow, Marvin Miller, who represents the Players Assn., on TV, I had to favor the owers. By the way, I'm not the former Dodger player." (signed) A. L. (Duke) Snyder, Rcllflower. Comment: I'm confused, lo, but I guess Miller did his job. He got a better deal for the players than they had before. Tuesdce Testa ami Gallarush Gallop -- hul i\ot Very Itapully Gal Wins 9th Place Staid old Santa Anita saw its first woman jockey in formal silks perform Thursday, but it was not an afternoon of the unbelievable for Tuesdee Testa. The 25-year-old, dark-haired exercise rider finished last in a field of nine, 11 lengths behind the winner and favorite, Indian Love Call in the United Crusade Purse. The crowd welcomed Mrs. Testa with mixed reaction. There was a ripple of applause when she first appeared in the saddling paddock with the mare Gallarush. The applause mixed with a few boos as she appeared in the walking ring. But there was a hurst of boos when she came on the track, obviously tenso and nervous. But a warmer mnod developed in the parade to Ihe post. The male jockeys for llio most part seemed amused at all ihe commotion before the race. Gallarush had the No. 1 post position, and Tuesdee broke the mare alertly. But in the run down the backstretch, her 7- Applause, at S'Anita year-old mount, who had not won in four starts this meeting and at 23-1 was second longest shot on the board, soon was trailing the field. She was never a threat. At the weigh-out, fans packed the area near the scales and gave Tuesdee a round of hand claps. Gallarush's impost was 120 pounds which the compact, comely Tuesdee had no difficulty making. Tursdpp wore dark blue silks and cap of thr I.loyd 1. Miller stable, which owns the great filly Dark Mirage, a horse Tuesdee exercises regularly in the mornings. Her husband. Al, is the stable manager for trainer Everett King. Tuesdre dressed in a new lady jockeys' quarters at one end of the saddling paddock. She appeared and took a seat behind a railing long before the seventh race. Her seat was adjacent lo the door leading to the regular jockeys' room. Mrs. King, wife nf the trainer, stood by. The t i m e for iho fi'i furlongs run for older fillies and marrs was 1:17 4-5. inillilllllllllll Simpson $300,000 2 Share Richer, Hasn't Put Tee Lead Touch on Bills Yet By I.OEL SCHRADER Staff Writer O. J. Simpson's bankroll has increased by nearly $300,000 and the Heisman Trophy winner from USC still hasn't put the touch on the Buffalo Bills, this newspaper learned Thursday. Simpson has signed a four-year agreement with the Chevrolet division of General Motors Corp. which will bring him nearly $200,000 in cash, automobiles and other emoluments. The agreement gives Chevrolet exclusive rights to Simpson's endorsement in connection with promotion of automobile sales. The all-America USC halfback is scheduled to fly to Detroit Tuesday, when formal announcement of the agreement probably will be made. Simpson and his wife, Marquerile, also have agreed lo a $100.000 contract with Gerber Baby Foods, which will use the name of their infant daughter, Arnelle, in promotional advertising. Money derived from this agreement will be placed in a trust fund for the child. Simpson's agent, Chuck Barnes of Indianapolis, was in Los Angeles Thursday to confer with h i m . Simpson reported thai he and the Buffalo Bills, who selected him as the No. 1 player in the professional football draft, are slill "far apart" on contract terms. Two Writers Snub Lew on A~A Vote MAYS HITS CONTRACT NEW YORK (/P» -Towering Lew Alcindor of UCLA, Pete Maravich of Louisiana State, -Spencer Haywood of Detroit, Rick Mount of Purdue and Calvin M u r p h y of Niagara were selected Thursday as the 1969 college basketball all-America team by The Associated Press. These five completely dominated the voting by 339 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the country. Charlie Scott of North Carolina headed an all-junior second team. Jo-Jo White of Kansas, Mike Maloy of Davidson, Bob Lanier of St. Bonaventure and Dan Issel of Kentucky rounded out the second five. Neal Walk of Florida, Bobby Smith of Tulsa, Howard Porter of Villanova, Dave Scholz of Illinois and Dave Sorenson of Ohio Stale were chosen as a third team. Rudy Tomjanovich of Michigan, Butch Beard of Louisville, Jim McMillian of Columbia, Bud Ogden of Santa Clara, Bill Justus of Tennessee, John Roche of South Carolina and Bob Arnzen of Notre Dame wore among the honorable mentions. In making the all-America t e a m for the third successive year, Alcindor, the 7-foor-l' senior star of the country's No. 1 college team, missed by only If) points of achieving a perfect score of 1,695. Big Lew collected 334 firsts and three seconds in the voting. He was omitted on just two ballots. On the basis of five points for a first and two for a second, his total was 1,676. -lack Vermeire of the Stillwater, Okla., News- Press and Robert E. Johnson of the iola, Kan. Register were the two who skipped Alcindor. Vermeire commented, "Alcindor was not named because of snubbing t he Olympics. A no-no for a player of his stature." First Team Lew Alcindor, UCLA. Hcigtif, 7 feet, IVj Inches. Class, senior. Hometown, New York City, junior. Raleigh, H.C. Spencer Haywood, Detroit, ft B'/i, sophomore. Silver City, Miss. Rick Mount, Purdue, 64, lunior, Leba nun. |nd, Calvin Murohy, Niaoara, 5-10, junior, Norwalk, Conn. Second Team Charlie Scott, North Carolina, 6-5, lor. New York City. Joseoh "Jo-Jo" White, Kansas, 6-3, senior. St. Louis, Mo. Mike Mfilov, Davidson, 61. junior, New York City. Hob Lanier, St. Bonaventure, 6-11, lun- lor, Buffalo, N.Y. Dan l«el, Kentucky, 6-8, junior, BattV via. III. Third Team Neal Walk, Florida, 6-10, senior. Miami Bedch, Fid. Robbv Smith, Tulsa, 6-5, senior, Mem ohis, Tenn. Howard Porter, Villanova, -R, sooho- more, Sarasota, Fla. Dave Scholz, Illinois, 6-6, senior, Deca Dave Sorenson, Ohio State, 6-7, Junior, Findlay, Ohio. Honorable Mention Rudy Tomjanovich, Michigan. Bulch Beard, Louisville. Jim McMillian, Columbia. Dennis Aw- trev. Santa Clara. Bob portman, Creii ton. Rich Travis, Oklahoma City. Ml Vanderbilt, Bill Justus, Tennessee. Bob Lien hard, Gcirgia. Lynn Sharkleford, UCLA. George Thompson, Marquette. Simmie Hill, West Texas State. Sam Lacey, New Mexico State. Terry Dricotl, Boston Col- York. Rusty Clark, North Carolina. John Roche, South Carolina. Herman Gil I lam, Purdue. Bob Arnif-n, Notre Dame. Curtis Row*, UCLA. Bob Tallcnt, George Washington. Johnny Jones, Villanova. Larry Cannon, LaSalel. Jim McOaniels, Western Kcntuc kv. Willie McCartcr, Drake. Ed Siudat, Holy Cross. Mflrv Roberts, Utah State. Cliff Mccicy, Colorado. Nate Archibald, Texas-El Paso. Elnardo Webster, St. Pe- 3ter's, N.J. Tommy Little, Seattle. . T\ ' 1 ell I -JOT*cl J ' S'L SI · 1" · * ' ' 65s; Nickliiti.s 72 MIAMI Ml Veteran Dan Sikes and youngster Tom Shaw equaled the tournament record with sevcn-under-par 65s Thursday to share the first- round lead of the $150,000 Doral Open Golf Tournament. Sikes, 38, and Shaw. 2G, fashioned nines of 31 and 34 lo tie the record first s e t - by two-time Doral -winner Doug Sanders in 1965 and tied by defending champion Gardner Dickinson last year. Dickinson was bunched after the first round with a large group at 71 and Jack Nicklaus with a larger group at even par 72 on this first stop of pro golf's rich Florida circuit. Both Sikes and Shaw had five-under-par 31s on the front nine of the 7,028-yard Doral County Club course. Sikes birdied Iwo holes on the hack nine and Shaw, who says he has fun on the golf course, birdied four but bogeyed two others. The pair hold a one-shot lead over the early first- round leader. Australian Bruce Devlin, a former plumber, who turned the front nine in 30 but slipped to even par 36 on the backside of the heavily trapped Doral layout. Sikes, a former University of Florida golf star. who favors Florida courses, missed an eagle 3 on the 553-yard par 5 first hole when a 12-foot putt lipped the cup. His longest putt of the day was a 20-footer for a birdie at No. 16. Tom Shaw 31-34-65 3 X' ln S'KCS ,. 31-34-65 " fr^on'" 1 ..'-:::.:...-.. g£3J Harold Hennino "" 34.33^7 · A?SS c p£mcr" .:"·;: ..::.;. SfcS · 79,? 1mv Bolt 33-36--69 Bil Collins . 35-34-- 69 , Dale Douglass 34-35-69 Don Jflrobs TJ TC *g Orville Moody S-itl? Sieve Reid :.;; 34-35-69 Al Balding 37-33--70 Rich Basset; ..' 36-34--70 Gardner Dickinson ... 35-35--70 » T .° n y A K !!' n 35-35-71) Y Frod Marli . . . 34-36-- ft) . Dick Rhv,in . ; 35-35--70 Bob Shaw . .. . 33-37--70 Charles Siftord ' ' 35-35--70 Dave Stockton . . " 37-33 -- 70 Wflyne Rollmer _.. 36-34--70 Johnny Stevens 35-35--70 1 Berl Yanccy ; 3535-70 Jerry Abbolt . . 34-37--71 - George Archer . . .... 33 38--71 Frank Beard 36-35--71 - Homero Blancas 36-35--71 Dave Bollman 34-37--71 · Charles Goody 34-36-71 Terrv Dill 36-35--71 r Paul Harney . . . 35-36--71 Hale Irwln 36-35--71 - Howe Johnson 35-36--71 1 Dave Miirr _ 34-35 -- 71 Bob McCallisler 35-36--71 /- Roy Pace . 35-36--71 - Sieve Sorav 34-35--71 e Tom Weiskoof 34-35--71 Jimmy VVrioht . . ... ..",,.' 36-35-71 i, Frank Bovnton . 37-35--72 L Cliff Brown .. . . 33-37--72 e Pele Brown . 34.35--72 H Richard Crawford . 33-39--72 1 Jackv Cuoit . . .. 35-37-72 n Bob Dlckson 35-37--72 i, John Ewinq 34 38-- 72 Dave Hill . . . 36-36--72 e, Dick Lol7 . . 34-3S-72 n. Don Mas^ingale . . 37-35--72 n, Jerry McGce 37-35--72 c- Jack tjirklnus . .. 35-37--72 1. Bob Rosburn . 35-37-72 e. Denny Rouse . 36-36--7? d, Cesar Sanudo . 35-37--7? e- aRichard Sldernwf . 37-35--7? S a m Snestl . . . . . 36-36--7? CASA GRANDE, Ari?,. l/T) -- Veteran San Francisco Giants ccnlcrficlder Willie Mays agreed Thursday to accept his fourth 8125,000 contract, and then showed why he's worth the money. Mays, after a mock contract signing behind home plate, took his first swings of the spring. He hit line drives off the left and rightfield fences, then lined a 425-foot shot to centerfield -- three for three. Club president Horace Stoneham told stockholders last month that Mays would get $125,000. SPORTS sail? C.A.X-ilHj 3STID.A.R. Horse Racing -- Santa Anita, first post, 1 p.m. JC Baseball -- Long Beach City College vs. Pierce, Blair Field, 1:30 p.m. .1C Track -- Pierce at Long Beach City College, 2:30 p.m. Gymnastics -- Cal Stale Fullerton at Long Beach City College, 3 p.m. Prep Baseball -- Lakewood at La Mirada, Artc- sia at Jordan, 3:15 p.m. Prep Swimming -- Poly at Warrun, Lakewood at Millikan, Jordan at Wilson, Downey at F.I Rancho, 3:15 p.m. Rodeo -- Long Beach Arena, 8 p.m. Basketball -- Nevada- Las Vegas al Cal State Long Beach; Pepperdine vs. 'Santa Clara, L.A. Sports Arena; USF al Loyola, 8 p.m. Prep Basketball -- Poly vs. Pioneer at Long Beach City College; St. Anthony at. Corona del Mar; Lakewood vs. Whillier al Cal High, all 8 p.m. College Swimming -- PCAA Finals, Belmont Plaza, Olympic Pool, 8 p.m. Pro Basketball -- Lakers vs. Phoenix, Forum, 8 p.m. Boxing -- Long Beach Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. i ir9 T^C^'f^.-Tr f^ I ^^tf ION T^AJDioL^L, .A.NTD TV IF* TELEVISION UCLA vs. Stanford, KTLA (5), 8 p.m. USC vs. California, KTTV (11), 8 p.m. RADIO Lakers vs. Phoenix, KNX, 8 p.m. UCLA vs. Stanford, KMPC, 8 p.m. USC vs. California, KFI, 8 p.m. PCC Aims for IIOME .«'" Track Double By JOHN niXON '.Staff Writer NIT DREAM IS ON LINE FOR 49ERS By JIM McCORMACK Staff Writer Gal State Long Beach basketball fans gel their slrongest. test of the season tonighl, 8 p.m. Their 49ers host Nevada-Las Vegas in a sellout conlesl lhal will lure 2,400 spectators into the Cal State sym- Nevada is an outstanding team, averaging 102 points per game on Ihe way to a 19-5 record The Rebels have four starters averaging more than 19 points per game, and two of those, Bruce Chapman and Tom Watkins, are sinking 50 per cenl of their shots. Despite all of that firepower, it was Nevada's rebounding which was Cal State's undoing in the first game. The Rebels outrebounded their visitors, (59-59, but more important, picked up 13 rebound or tip-in baskets, including eight in Ihe firsl half. "I'd like to t h i n k our rebounding has improved since Ihen," Long Beach coach Jerry Tarkanian muses. "I think it has. I think we have improved in all areas. "Bui rebounding is a game-lo-game situation. You Talent runs deep al HIP Pacific Coast Club nf Long Beach. Tom Jennings' track squad will be aiming for a doubleheader victory on Saturday. The PCC will strive to defend its National AAU indoor title at Philadelphia, and dominate Ihe Long Beach Relays al Veterans Stadium. Don't bet against it. "Last year was anybody's meet, hut we should win Hie n a t i o n a l s handily ·-- say, by nine points -- Jennings predicl- ed Thursday. "The Stri- derj and Villanova will be toughest. The PCC seems capable of winning five events -high jump, with Ed Caruthers (7-2 this semester); triple jump, Dave Smith (51-5); shotput, George Woods (66-9'/4); 35-pound weight Ihrow, George Frenn (73-5 1 /..); and 1,000. Tom Von Ruden (2:07.7). A one-two-three f i n i s h in t h e high jump with Ca- rutliers, John Rambo and Ron Tull -- all frequent 7-footers -- would nol be unlikely. PCC entries: Hloh lump--Edle Caruthers (7-2), John Rambo 17-0), Ron Tull 17-0). Lono lumo -- Gavtft Hooklns (25-Hi), Dave Smith (74-71. Trlole lumo--Dave Smith (51-5). SholDUl-Georoe Wood (46-9'A). 35-lb. weight--Georoe Wood (66-9Vi) 1.000 -- Tom Von Ruoen (2:07.7, Dav» Perry (2:08.9). Mil* -- John Lawson (4:04.0). Thrcc-mlle - Douo Wlebe (1:37.8 2- rnllcl D e s p i t e competilion from (he most talented groups in the Southland, t h e PCC appears capable of holding its own in the L.B. Relays -- weather permitting. PCC entries: ·140 relnv - Dwlnhf Mlddlelon, Dave Kurrle, Brian Polklnghorne. Mlckev 880 relay -- At Levlna, Charles Strong, Miller, Kurrle. Sorlnt medley relay--Leon Wabster, Miller, Strong, Ed Rlcke. Two-mile relay -- Webster (1:49.9), Steve Crane (1:31.7), Darrvl Taylor (1:49.6), George Scott'(1:51.01. Distance medley relay -- Charles Evans (J8.6, Crane 1:51.7, Randy Johnsen 1:51.0 880, Scott «:(H.3). ICO -- Mlddleton, Bobbv Turner, Mill- High hurdles--Kurrle Olscuj -- Don Totlefson (190-8), GarY Ordwav (190-5). Miles Llester (196-1), Dave Weber (177-5). Sholpul -- Tollelson (58-10'A), OrdwfW (.55 ;, Hanneflela (60-4W). Javelin- Chuck Pollul (245-10). Hloh lumo -- John Dobroth (7-'/i) , Greo Heet (6-10). UCLA Guns for Clincher STANFORD-(Special) -UCLA can clinch a tie for Ihe basketball championship of Ihe Pacific-8 Conference tonight when il. clashes with Stanford in the Indians' new 8,000- seat Roscoe Maples Pavilion. The Bruins are 10-0 in the conference going into tonight's game. Their closest, contender is Washing- Ion State, which is 8-3. If the Bruins win and the Cougars stumble al Ore- gun Slate, UCLA will capture its t h i r d consecutive conference championship and a berth in the Far West Regional NCAA Tournament al Pauley Pavilion in W e s t w o o d on March 13 and 15. UCLA will be seeking its 43rd consecutive conference victory aid its 39th in a row against all opposition. Bruin coach John Wood- en expressed his usual caution upon arrival Friday. "We can't take our games with Stanford and Cal lightly," he saici. "II Pacific-8 Standings League Over-ill W L W L ...!°S 0 3 % 1 J! 4 7 13 10 12 10 1? If) 11 II 10 12 7 IS UCLA Washington Stale Washington . USC . California Orelon Oregon State Stanford Game) Tonight UCLA af Stanford. USC at California. Washington St. at Oregon SI Washington St. at Orcao* Games Saturday USC at Stanford, 2:30 D.m. UCLA at California. Washington at Oregon St. Washinoton St at Oregon. appears Stanford is playing fine basketball at the presenl. I've always felt Cal can play as well as anyone in our conference." UCLA's games against Stanford tonight and Cal Saturday will be televised live at 8 on Ch. 5 in Los Angeles. Trojans Battle Cal, Friday Night Jinx have lo he eager all the time. If you aren't, you are no! going to gel the ball." It was the rebounding of Don Lyons, which impressed Tarkanian the most. Lyons, one of the most remarkable athlete playing college basketball today, had 23 rebounds and scored 25 points. Lyons, a 6-foot-5 forward, is a deaf-mute. With dreams of an invitation to the National Invitational Tournament, it is important that the 49ers control the lempo of the game and the backboards. They need their 24th win in 27 games. BERKELEY (Special) -If there's anything consistent about USC's basketball team, it is the Trojans' inability to win on Friday in the Pacific-8 Conference. The Trojans have lost all four of their Friday night league games. They get what is probably their last chance to break that jinx tonight when they meet Cal at Harmon Gym. USC's only other remaining Friday night game is with undefeated UCLA next week at the L.A. Sports Arena. If the first meeting between the Trojans and Bears is any indicator, USC should be heavily favored. The Trojans walloped the Bears, 98-70, in Los Angeles last month. USC goes into tonight's game with a 5-5 record in the Pacific-S while Cal is 4-7. The Trojans wind up their Bay Area swing Saturday afternoon at Stanford.

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