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PALMER FADES TO 74 ininger Tied at 69 - By WILL GRD1SLEY 'AUGUSTA. Ga. WV-Frantis (Bo) Wininger. * prema- turely''gray ing unemployed also had a scrambling 74 and.ter la golf--the only others: of Las Vegas, Nev. South Africa's Gary Player a;in the field of 82 selected "This is the toughest open- 71. (pros and amateurs able to'ing day I can remember." said Thus the titanic threesome pro (ran Oklahoma City, and *"** have dominated golf for Mike Souchak, barrel-chested'tin last two years fen back ex-Duke football player with- into secondary status while cut a' tour victory in two » collection of misfits, has- ., . years, over-shadowed golfs beens and invalids took early homa City, had a chance to gust cf 35 miles per hour. crack the 35-36--72 par of :e famed Georgia course. · · · * AMATEUR C h a r l i e Coe, lender oil broker from Okla- y *c Ai A. v* d'aii*uw* CU KOU li ' '' * ·*····» un ruiu^ iwu^ CJUIJT «* r ' · · ~"j oTM**** »· ·"*' ·····«, j j^-* »*^**«*, heavily favored Big Three and control ever the rock-hard, pester the pros but blew to -But I can't complain." the ihot into the first-round lead wind-swept Aueusta National three bogeys on the five.fia-.branzed c h a m i o n added »hot into the first-round lead wind-swept Augusta National of the Masters golf touma- course, tnent Thursday with 3-under- par scores of 69. DEFENDING champion AT One shot back of Wininger and Souchak in second place came two ailing, aching veterans, Sam Snead and Ed Fur for a tied him with Billy Maxwell cold Palmer, s e e k i n g hisJgoJ. and the handsome Cajun fourth title, took a dub-like 7 on the 15th hole and finished with a 74. five strokes back. Jack Nicklaus, the roly- from Lafayette. Li.. Jay Hebert. tied at 70. Player was bracketed at 71 with gargantuan, 6-foot-5 poly U.S. Open champion. George Bayer, the longest hit Lira tl*cX CJIi. FrUn. Airi V -Pcgt C-l By DATIUW1S ; - " · Ipertt [(« " Las Vegas Gamblers Under Scrutiny HOTIN' THE HIGH SPOTS: The sports world is a bit uneasy these days after learning via the grapevine that a team of McCIellan Senate subcommittee invest: gators spent the past month in Reno and Las Vegas probing sports gambling. It is heard that the agents found so many "interesting* things that when they left last week it was hinted the would be back in even great t numbers later this spring t continue checking on possibl P a l m e r , recognized as the world's foremost golfer, after wrestling with the hard, lightning fast greens 'and the capricious winds which reached c h a m p i o n added wind blew FUN TONIGHT AT BB FETE, BUT THEN ... The Dodgers and Angels win talk baseball Instead of play it and swap Jokes as well tonight in the season- opening baseball banquet at the HoBywood Palladium. After tonight's frivolity, the teams open their Cnil War series in Dodger Stadium Saturday. They also play on Sunday. B o t h games are at 1 o'clock. Tonight's banquet win include entertainment by both Dodgers and Angels. Tickets, priced at $20 each, can be reserved by telephoning 624-OM9. or everybody. We all played the same course." · Nevertheless, the gripes of many of the contestants could heard whistling through the tall pines that dot the course which Bob Jones conceived and built into an institution. They watered the fairways acd left the greens hard," said Player. They were hard to pitch to and they were slow to putt. They were very deceptive." Bob Rosburg of Portland, Ore, who skied to a 77,'said: "It was impossible to make the ball stick on some greens. And the wind--it was » nightmare. ' · · · * THE MASSIVE, 6£50 yard (Continued Page C-6, CoL 4) CO-LEADERS HAVE WINNING SMILES Mike Souchak (left) and Bo Wininger make like buddies after they came in tied with three-under- --AMOCilttd fTtsj Wutoturt. par 69s to share first-round lead in famed Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta, Ga^ Thursday. Angels, Dodgers Return Home Is Tremblin 9 , Laughs Wagner! By ROSS NEWHAX ... the Angels returned home £ft.felSflu*S Stw^n!TM 1 ^ evening with a 16-10 exhibition record in their hip pocket and sounds of the opening day bell faintly gamblers and pro and amateur | athletes, and also unusually ( heavy wagering on certain boxing matches. I Word from Vegas reveals' sounding in the future. In between tonight's Southern California Baseball Writ- see somethin. *If Drysdale wants to bet $500 tell him to ers Association Banquet at come see me," said the fiery that the McCleHan agents the Palladium and Tuesday [Thomas. Ten him he's go- handed out so many sub- evening's season opener with! ing to have to do more **·" poenas to gambling figures Boston are two more exhibi- sing out there." that they had to send back to Washington for more. Those served were told tions with a team from the National League. "Exhibitions,** to stand by for an appearance,^^ the 1- FRANK LANE Spring Training Too Long before the committee, which I may open its hearings sooner! thaa t! Ip f Cte ^" _-. .v .I th * ral McCoy. There'll" be | It also « "ported that ^ ^ rid the agents subpoenaed tele-j^ !ine this weeken £- phone company records and. financial statements of various Vegas figures. The telephone records could prove to be the most; explosive evidence that could blow the lid off pro sports... especially football. It was estimated that the agents may have discovered calls between Las Vegas and the homes of several football players. ' - Although the probe was very hash-hush, the word has ' leaked out that the Vegas phase of the investigation could seriously involve three football stan who haven't been mentioned so far. "IF HE wants to bet $500 cried Eddie he * etter see * Ccmmission- ,~~ri«r first," added Wagner. "1 0 i Frick may frown on that little action." Ken McBride, a most reserved guy, also got into the act If they couldn't win one game for the pennant and Dodgers and Don Drysdale, in particular. "We is tremblin* at the thought As we pointed out before, information being dug up byi · - ' «-- ·» 3 the McCIellan agents is one reason why NFL commissioner! has been reluctant to close the books on his league's "cases." to S«t my uniform on." It is said he doesn't want to be embarrassed by any new facts that might be revealed at the hearings. * * * . Drysdale was quoted Thursday as saying: Td like for each player to put $500 in MEAXWHILE, federal indictments were issued earlier this week against three Las Vegas bookmakers, including the colorful handicapper, Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder, one of the top oddsmaken in the business. Odds quoted from Vega s in recent years have been those posted by Snyder. The indictments charged George Specht, licensee for Las Vegas Sports and Turf; Snyder, his handicapper, and another employee with conspiring to violate federal laws to conceal interstate wagering activities as wefl as laws concerning interstate transmission of wagering information by telephone. ; * * * . SPEAKLNG OF BOOKIES, London alone has over 2,000 legalized horse parlors. It is cow being called "Las Vegas without a desert. And the bookies in London and the rest of England stood to lose a fortune last week if Gregory Peck's 10-year- old grey jumper, Owen's Sledge, had won the Grand National Steeplechase. That's the race on which the Irish Sweepstakes based its prizes. The bone, purchased by Peck for 120,000 }ust two weeks ago, warranted some tuppcut, bat cot Eke be received. He was bet down from 32-1 to second favorite by British women fans of the movie star. Britain's top bookmaker revealed that in the FIRST HOUR after h had been announced that Peck owned the horse, he booked bets that would have cost him nearly $100,000 if it had won. He and the thousands of other bookies reported brisk and steady action oa the horse right cp to race time. the kitty and play winner- take-alL Then you'd really But they were saved fm-»nrt»i embarrassment when N"** MickoskTi shot 1:05 Owen's Sledge finished seventh! WHY DRAG OUT spring training to six or more weeks beat the Giants how can they expect to beat us. I think we won four of four from the giants this spring, didn't we?* man hav it" Man if he can't get Me Covey out how does he ex pert to get me out." . . . . THE A.NGELS and Dodg (Continued Page C-5, CoL 2 *^ ^ " ^ ^\ ^\ , Alston Ready to Take Spring Stocks By GEORGE LEDERER Their exhibition record ever so humble, the Dodgers were no place in particular in the exhibition standings, but happy to be home today. On this, their second off-j day since the start of spring.tus League record of 12 wins raining, Feb. 23, nunager.and 13 losses, needing a . Walter Alston will be able to,weekend sweep of the Angels take stock. He may do so* to finish above .500. even while riding in * motor! white McMullen's -245 jjafade -. through downtown' average is far from impres- Los Angeles this morning. s ; ve; it is on the rise and his ' If he waves back, it wffl fielding has been sensational . be by instinct. With the Na- ever since he replaced Tommy - tional League season opener! Davis, only four days away. Alston Alston already has as- probably win be wanning up signed XIcMuIlen to start; to motion position to his out-Ugjujst the Angels Saturday fielders. [and Sunday. It is more than · This is what Alston win be^iy that he wffll remain in ·'. ""' the lineup at Chicago Tues- · While settling one situa- d Prtu Va cuhiaia CLOSE MISS FOR GARY Gary Player whips his chib in air as attempted birdie putt on fourth green fust misses during first round of Masters tourney Thursday. THE THIRD base situation' appears to be settled. McMuUen, a rookie in Ken tion. will be the starter. McMullen enjoyed his sec- Alston experimented ' another Thursday. He *· tried John Roseboro in the'- No. 2 spot in the lineup, hop-' , , - -. . . i n g that Roseboro's recent ' ond super day of the week; win ^^t ^ ^j Thursday, but his four hits ^^ Ieadoff tatter ^ were the only enjoyable Por-lvfiUs. ·· tion of the getaway after-] ; « * . noon in Arizona. The Chi- ROSEBO RO failed to hit for ; cago Cubs, led by BOIy WJ-|, he fim tiae in m week but , downed the Dodgers, 6-2, Mesa. The Dodgers thus limpedp home with a Gnpefnrit-Cac- (Continued Page C-5, CoL I) |With Juch a ^^^ John the ball as wen as any* LAKERS DRUBBED IN HAWKS 9 LAIR Ex - Blade Hero in Overtime as Seals Register 5-4 Victory By AL LARSON' t, P T SMI WrUtr SAN FRANCISCO -- The Blades* war chant "San Francisco Here I Come" turned i into a funeral song instead here Thursday night. An ex-Blade, Danny Be- Ksle, piped in the somber music. Little Danny tipped in ling 2-0 in the first peripdJing as the Seals protected gave the Blades their last ..... .- r .^. . v. t ^. overtime record this'iead with eight minutes left Pettit Paces Comeback · Playoff Win in 3rd Tilt | ST. LOUIS t¥»--The St., Lakers in the first two games. Louis Hawks fought off sev-Jfired in 21. had to fight from behind twice, trailing 3-2 and 4-3, to throw the game into over- death 20-minute period. when, as Frank Lane points out, a into the overtime period to give the Seals a come-from- behind 5-4 win in the third of three weeks'md deciding game of the Is an that is needed to get a major league club in physical .Southern Division paryoffs. shape? . . . . Ballyhoo, is the answer. Spring training costs the 20 dubs J13 minion of which they recover around a THE SEALS now move million from gate receipts of exhibition games. Bui the $1 mflDon It costs fcr training is extremely cheap at the prirt, accordoif to Lane. [onto Portland this weekend 'in begin the best four-of[seven series in the Westtm J: -Anything more than three weeks is just plain baDyhoo Hockey. League division fi- to whip np interest for the sale of tickets. The Jong training nalj . wha e «*« Blades K * period is designed to get tie n~i of the public off basket- the£r Star until Oct. 10. ban end hockey and turned toward basebalL Sla Francisco, after fead- "Furthermore, nowhere else for the approximate $50,000 it costs each club for training can you advertise any product by newspapers, magazines, radio and television with the enthusiastic splash you get on baseball cm-en ge in the xpring from one end of the country to the otherT Sports on Radio-TV the year. They have yet to winning four and tying one.) The Seals started wt in 1 lightning fashion as Mickoskij 0 ^ one ' , . goal was the thir l period. -«U4 «*· V~kA4**4M k.C 1^-4 «*·*·*· H f e J l H t i t t f r * A » I U W i A «» j"i n-M'3M I ·» ~ ~ TM f ^ Ed Panagabko, another ex- *°d Belisle rammed in goals) "Disappointed Blade coach Blade, scored the tying goali to 8"* th * *? Area sextet Red Bownass could only offer nHth f*» fir«i rvriM iw'» 2-0 lead with only 43t' Ki congratulations to the ^layoff series in the Nationalj with the final period 432 along. Then after San goalie Jim McLeod picked off [wo LA. shots in the early moments of the extra session, the Seals stormed down the ice for their winning rush. MICKOSKI sent a screamer two steps over the blue line and Eelisle swept across in front of the mouth of the goal to slap in his biggest £oal of the year. elapsed. back i knocked in the game's second goal and the 24-year-old left winger added insult to injury when he chalked np three assists. A crowd of 2S7 had the old Cow Palace really rock- . .Seals in their next step to- ngM ward u^ tester Patrick Cup. **·**.* «-.iSU!Sdys££ ££ Cup title last season, thought his club turned in one of its [most gallant efforts of the "I think LA. octskai and I don't thick to period closed. BOB ahead , the Seals even midway in the second period. Gordy Haworth ~-« i * put LA. '"» Today's Sports Card X MMM-LJL vine* rr net buBlrtKMer. tj MOO. K Tract-Co* IJL THE LOSER'S share in the first playoff series amounted to J250. while Seal players Baylor was high for * Lakers with 34 points.': eral late rallies and defeated. he Los Angeles Lakers 125- the _ _ 112 Thursday night. puHing hu t fcj, Aiming mate.'jerry. to within a game cf squaring, West , was held to 18, eight the Western Division final ,hdaw his average. 43-point third quarter". the Hawks into the . Basketball Association. the L a k e r s . The series resumes here Saturday night . . . BOB PLUM'S 33 point! paced the Hawks, but the Kg difference was the offensive support of Charlie Vaughn and Zelmo Beaty. Vaughn, promoted to start- play by whittled the lead to 103-93 with 5 minutes, 34 . seconds to play, but baskets by Pettit. C l i f f Hagan and Beaty an but dinched it. ALTHOUGH the action was rugged in the opening quar-; ter. o n l y nine fouls were s t a t u s in the secood'called and St. Louis didn't game, hit 23 points. Beaty.'draw a violation until the held to four points by the'game was eight minutes old. !«»»*» the Southern Divi- Thursday's ».*te ^c *"* day ' $ Uck-Iustrt contest wtuch' (ConrL-, JC d Page C-2, CoL if | The Hawks led 50-13 at c r r T half time and Vaajn steered V*i iw^them to a 17-pouit edge,' |»i i n 63-51, after five minutes of J t f j a the third period. Dick Bar' tif jnett's long-range bombing' 'brought Los Angeles to within seven. 77-70, before StI; Louis rattled in 12 straight points to go 19 up, J

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