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(Art.) Courier Kwn - 9ttor«*r, April I. MM.- Pag* Mtot_ SSI * ^ ^.,, ra „,„„„„___._ . "?'• *•&•&*, \£!•>?..•*"*!. > .".-• • .,•,'- v- ii-!>J favorites for gold medals are sprinter Dave Morton (left) and hurdler Richmond is trying a comeback at th* age of 33. He won the 400-meters in Tokyo. Boycott Will Hurt Chances Of Topping Other Nations By'lRABERKOW NEA Sports Writer '-• NEW .YORK — (SEA) - White athletes are expected to represent the United States Olympic team in most of the events to be held in the 1968 parties at Mexico City in October. This would be so even if the proposed boycott is successful and many Negroes do not compete. : Of the 24 men's! track and: field-events, for example, 15 will have few if any Negroes in'the Olympic Trials, with or without a boycott. For reason probably sociological rather than physiological, Negroes rarely participate in events like the discus throw, shot put and pole vault (in which white Americans won gold-medals at Tokyo). .; In the 100-meter 'dash, only. Jerry Bright of California, among "white hopes," has run consistently well in national meets. But he has never beaten the outstanding Negro competitors. . . "Jerry Bright has been improving steadily, said -Payton Jordon, Olympic track coach, "and it sometimes happens with sprinters that all of a sudden they mature and are right up there with.the best." '' : .As of now, though, Bright would hardly have a chance against prospective Olympic competition like '-Lennox'Miller of Jamaica, Paul Nash of South Africa and Roger Bambuck of France. It's the same story with the same competition in the 200- meter dash. "White Americans like Bright, Bob Rovere, Dalton LeBlanc and Fred Kuller are no match for Negroes in that event. "The best white on .his best day," said one track expert, "might, just might, be able to beat the nation's 15th best Negro in the 200." And there are those same tough international stars as in the 100. Mike Larrabee, a white American, won. a gold medal in the 1964 Games in the 400-meter dash. He was 29 then, and no one thought he had a chance. Now he is getting back in condition for another try. And no one is giving him a chancs in '68, either. Other whites who are prominent in this event are Dave Morton, a college freshman, and Mike Mondane. None, though compare to Tommie Smith, Lee Evans or Vince Matthews. U.S. whites, at this writing, would rate little chance against foreign stars like Jay Werner of Poland, Benedict Cayenne of Trinidad or Clifton Forbes of Jamaica. . The.400- and.1,600-meter relay teams would also be appre- ciably'weakened since the. sprinters usually make up these teams. Countries like Trinidad, Jamaica, Poland and West Germany would then be favored. " Richmond Flowers has beaten top Negroes in the 110-meter hurdles. Except for Eddy Otoz of Italy, he would probably rate tops in that event if the boycott came to fruition. White U.S. high jumpers like Frank Costello, John Dobroth, Ed Hanks and Dick Fosbury are.among the best in.the world, though a notch below the star American Negroes. Without our colored jumpers, the gold medal would probably go to either Valentin Gavrilov of Russia or Lawrie Peckham of Australia. Without Ralph Boston or Bob Beamon in the long jump, the gold medal there certainly would go to Igor TerOvenasyan of the U.S.S.R. or Lynn Davies of Great Britain. No U.S. whites are comparable to them. The triple jump is one of America's weaker track and field events, and even with American Negroes Art .Walker and Charley Craig, the top prize is expected to be taken by any one of three Russians or two Poles. - .. . What would be the gold medal prospects in men's track and field for America if its Negro athletes did not participate? From a long-range perspective it appears that chances for seven gold medals would surely be lost—the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, the 400- and 1,600-meter relays, long jump and high jump—and three others would have diminished chances —the 110-meter hurdles, the triple jump and the intermediate hurdles. And in some of those events, it would be the Russians who would benefit most. Baseball iiiiiiw 1 !"" 1 " 1 "" ....... ............... "i" 1 . Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Friday's Results St. Louis 3, Detroit 2 Pittsburgh 6, New York, A, 2 Oakland 7, Cincinnati 6, 10 in- „,. At Chicago, N, vs. .Chicago, A, at Evansville, Ind., canceled, wet grounds. ' i • Baltimore at Atlanta, night, canceled, wet grounds. New York, N, 4, California 2 Cleveland 9, San Francisco 4 Minnesota 3, Houston 2 Today's Gtmat St. Louis vs. Detroit, at Lake-. land, Fla. Baltimore at Atlanta, night Cincinnati vs. Oakland at Shreveport, La. Pittsburgh vs. New York, A, at Richmond, Va. Chicago, N, vs. Chicago, A, at Milwaukee, Wis. Minnesota at Houston, night Los Angeles vs. Cleveland at San Diego, Calif., night i New York, N, vs. Philadelphia at Palm Springs, Calif. San Fran, at California, night Boston vs. Washington . »t Louisville, Ky. Sunday's Games ,St. Louis vs. Detroit at St. Petersburg, Fla., canceled, national day of mourning for Dr. Mar tin Luthor King Baltimore at Atlanta Cincinnati vs. Oakland at In. dianapolis, Ind. Pittsburgh vs. New York, A, at Richmond, Va. Chicago, A, at Chicago, N Minnesota at Houston Los Angeles'vs. Cleveland at San Diego, Calif. New York, N, vs r Philadelphia at Palm Springs, Caiif. San Francisco at California Washington vs. Boston at Louisville, Ky. UNITED FUNDS; INC. mutual fund shares Dick J. White tflttttti Jl»j>rM«iitoUv» Phone PO 3-3592 P.O. Box 12 FEMALE BOYCOTT UNLIKELY— Dr. Nel Jackson, a Negro who heads the National AAU track and field for women, said there is no threat of black women boycotting the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City. "All of the girls that I've talked with," said Dr. Jackson, "aaid they would compete." In the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, American colored women 'won two gold medals—Wyomia Tyus in the 160-meter dash and Edith Maguire in the 200-meter dash. Maguire and Tyus teamed with Willye White and Marilyn White (both also Negro) to win a silver medal in the 400-meter relay. Tyus, Willye and Marilyn White and other black women like Barbara Farrell, Diana Wilson and Janet McFarlane also figure prominently for this October's Games. (BOWLING SHAMROCK LANES Tues. Twilight STANDINGS Jack's Shoes Dreifus Decker Ins. George Mtr. Co. Plaza Drugs Randall Co. Hays Supmkt. 1st Natl. Bank -49 -50 58 -61 53 -67 36%-83% HIGH GAMES AND SERIES Jean Gardner Ann Lowe Alyce Hickerson George Mtr. Co. SPLITS Alyce Hickerson Joan Hudson. 224- 60( 211- 57: 211- 983-2,76f 3-7-1 4-9 Pro Playoffs Celtics, Lakers, Buccaneers Win Wednesday Nite Ladies League STANDINGS Seven-Up ' 76 -40 Coca-Cola 70 -46 Razorback 64 -52 Hood's Service 62>/ 2 -53V4 Phillips Ford 60 -56 Pepsi-Cola 58%-57% Meador's . 35 .-81 Farmer's Bank 32 -84 HIGH GAMES Jan Moore 234 Doris Burnham 225 HIGH SERIES Sue Richardson 553 Doris Burnham 536 Yankee Clip per Back In Uniform BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - (oe DiMaggio, the Yankee clip- jer, is back in the dugout—as a ull-time coach with the Oakland Athletics. ' Oakland owner Charles 0. Finey announced DiMaggio's • new duties Friday,, while, the A's vere in Birmingham for an ex- libition game with the Cincinnati Reds.. DiMaggio has accompanied the New York Yankees to Florida as a batting instructor dur- ng spring training for six years, jut, except for that, had been out of baseball for 17 years un:il Finley made him an Oakland vice president earlier this 'year. The former Yankee center fielder accompanied the A's to Florida for spring, training this year and, infected with the eagerness of the young Athletics squad, agreed to go back into uniform. . "I have become attached to these kids," the 53-year-old Hall of Famer said at the news conference announcing his new job. "I have never been around a group so eager to learn." DiMaggio repeated emphatically that he has no intention ol going in managing and said his plans presently do not go past this season. , By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer There's one thing the Boston Celtics want to accomplish this year more than anything. It's to dethrone the Philadelphia 76ers and regain the National Basketball Association championsiiin. They got the jump on the 76ers by beating them 127-118 Friday night in the opening game of the best-of-7 series in the Eastern Division final playoffs. It was a big win for the Celtics since they did it on the 76'ers' home court in Philadelphia. Los Angeles, playing at home, routed San Francisco 133-105 in the first game of their best-of-7 series in the Western Division final playoffs. * * * New Orleans, also playing at home, defeated Dallas 104-99 in the opener of their best-of-7 series in the Western Division final playoff in the American Basketball Association. No other games were scheduled. John Havlicek, Sam Jones and Bailey Howell combined for 86 points as the determined Celtics downed the 76ers. Havlicek got 35 points, Jones 27 and Howell 24. * * * Their efforts offset the combined 64 points by Wilt Chamberlain and Chet Walker for the 76ers. Chamberlain scored 33 and Walker 31. A ?,0-fopt -jumper by Howell put Boston ahead for good in the second quarter at 48-46. A tough defense helped the Celtics stay I on top. Gail Goodrich sparked a Los Angeles spurt late in.the first half that turned'back the Warriors. The former UCLA Ail- American came off the bench with San Francisco ahead 43-42 and six minutes left in the first half. Doug Moe and Jimmy Jones each scored 28 points and paced New Orleans over Dallas. Sparkling defensive play by Jackie .Moreland also helped the Bucs to defeat the Chapparrals. Dallas, led by Johnny Beasley, erased a 10-point New Orleans lead to 82-81 at the end of. the third period. Moreland then, came up with several key defen- 1 '. sive plays that p ut the Bucs.. back on top. Beasley led Dallas with 27 points. Sam Jones points to put the Lakers ahead 63-51 at intermission. Los Angeles opened a 24-point lead in the third quarter and c oasted thereafter. Elgin Baylor and Jerry West paced the Lakers with 29 and 27 points, respectively, with Goodrich finishing.with 17. Jeff Mullins- was high for the Warriors with 29. LEADER. JACK EMERY \Ve are happy to announce that Mr. Jack Eincry led the entire sales force in used car sales for the month of Marchat Bob Sullivan. See Mr? Emery for the best deal for a new '08 Chevrolet or one of the many OK used Cars on hand. * • * * Goodrich hit five field goals and added .two fouls for 12 Sinking lay up Sinks Ouachita GALLUP, N.M. (AP)- Marjaret Propst sank a layup at the final buzzer to.give Raytown, Mo., a 48-46, victory over Ouachita Baptist University, Ark., Friday night in the semifinals of the Women's AAU Basketball Tournament. * * * Defending champion Nashville, Tenn., defeated Long Beach, Calif., 49-37, earlier to advance to the finals. Raytown and the University team from Arkadelphia, Ark., battled through a game in which the score was tied eight times and the lead changed hands 14 times. Carole Aspedon was top scorer for Raytown with 20 points while freshman Linda Gamble had IB for Ouachita. BOSTON (AP) - The 10-mile Cathedral road race, an annual speed tuneup for the Boston A.A. Marathon, was postponed indefinitely Friday because of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. 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