Lake Charles American-Press from Lake Charles, Louisiana on July 26, 1964 · Page 29
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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Sunday, July 26, 1964
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; ' - SUNDAY ' JULY 26, WkCharte Americon Press CoasMo-Coast Golfer Has Colorful Journey By SAM TARLETON The world's most patient, golf- cr was in town Saturday afternoon — 59,866 strokes after he teed off at Santa Barbara, Calif,, last September. He almost, landed in jail-all on account of his burning love for golf and a heartfelt desire to do something to help fight juvenile delinquency. Floyd A. Rood, 51-year-old professional golfer and an old golfing pal of Gray Little, professional golfer of the Lake Charles Country Club, came within one stroke of getting locked up by Louisiana State police. , It, all came to light when Trooper Carl Henry, of Troop H saw a man standing on IH- 10, about a half-mile west of (he Columbia Southern interchange about, 1:30 p.m. Saturday. It's against slate and federal traffic laws for pedestrians to use the Interstate highways. Henry went to investigate. Here's what his investigation disclosed. Rood is staging a one man coast-to-coast "divot derby" in preparation for establishing the Floyd Rood Youth and Sports Foundation at Morgan City. He teed off on his cross- country, eight-state, golf marathon last September 14 and he expects to drive his final shot into the Atlantic ocean from Miami Beach, Florida, about Labor Day, September 7. Leathery and suntanned to the nth degree, the chesty golfer was undaunted by his "run in" with the trooper. After telling what he was doing, he hopped on his little motor scooter golfing cart, went back to the exact spot where he was stopped and continued on his way. Here's Rood's score card up to the time he was stopped when a yell "fore" didn't get the trooper out of the way: Total Strokes t 59,86*, including 137 kicks. Lost golfballs: 1,295. Total mileage: 2,123.7 miles. When he left Sulphur Saturday morning his score stood at 58,599. When Trooper Henry picked him up shortly after lunch time he had reached the point near the Columbia Southern turnoff in 267 strokes. He lost 11 balls between Sulphur and the time he was stopped. Anxious to get back to his golfing when the Troopers turned him loose with a stern warning, Rood had little time for interviews. He was losing lime on his 3,000-mile fair way. But he did tell how he got out of, the country's biggest sand trap, the Great American Desert and then had to be lowered Into a water hazard, the Grand Canyon, by helicopter, for another shot. Since teeing off he has been delayed 17 days by/the bite of a black widow spider; turned down a leap year proposal by a curvacious husband-hunter who learned he was a bachelor, and has been halted by police. "They call me the nutty golfer," fie explains. One! wondered how he was going tci cross the big Mississippi river at Baton Rouge, since his route carries him through the capiWl city on his way to the Missilisippi Gulf coast. "I'm going lo use floating golf balls," he said, adding, "I will cross the river in a boat and hit each ball from the deck of the boat." When ho finishes his cross- country junket Rood will have covered 5,280,000 yards. Par for the course?, 200,001 strokes. .J Post 179 Defeats Stevedores by 5-3 LONG TOSS — Dallas Long, a a 67 foot 10 inch loss in Saturday's dental student from Phoenix, Arizona, US-Russian track and field compel!bettered his own pending world rec- lion at Los Angeles. (AP Wirephoto). ord of 66-3'/z by more than a foot with Louisiana All-Star Contest Will Be Unreeled Aug. 6th BATON ROUGE (Spl.) - Two Lake Charles athletes, plus a pair of standouts from Basile, will be ready for the opening whistle of the 1964 Louisiana High School All Star game scheduled in Tiger Stadium August 6. John Delancy, a standout for LaGrange's Gators, and speedy Kenny Bouillon of Marion will be with the West team, along with Eugene Jeans and Jimmy Vidrine of Basile. The All-Star game is held annually in conjunction with the Louisiana High School Coaches Association Clinic. The West coaching staff will include Ed Sigrost of North Caddo, Elton Kelly of Minden and Dudley Hillman of Lockport. Delaney, a 5-8, lb'5-pounder, was an All-District selection last year. He plans to attend McNeese State College this fall. Marion's Kenny Bouillon • is a 160-pound speedster and is considered to be one of the best break-away threats on the West squad. Last year he carried the ball for 1403 yards on 120 tries for a fantastic 11.7 average. He was also the leading pass receiver in District 4-A with 16 receptions for 215 yards. He plans to attend college but has not decided on which school he will attend. | Another standout runner for the West will be Basile's Jimmy Ralston And Mof f itt Head Net Tourney SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) America's second - ranked players, Dennis Ralston and Billie Jean Moffitt, head the field for the Eastern Grass Court Tennis Championships, which begin Monday at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club. Vidrine. The 165-pound f 1 a s h rambled for 1055 yards rushing and passed for an additional 687 yards and seven touchdowns in 1963. He also handled the punting, averageing 38 yards per kick. Vidrine's honors, if listed, would run for columns. Suffice to say he was a four-sport star and received All-State recognition in three sports — football, basketball and wrestling. He was state wrestling champion for the past six years. Helping clear the way for Vidrine last year was guard Eugene Jeans. He hopes lo clear a few East All-Stars out of the way of his Basile teammate August 6. Jeans, who will enter McNeese State College in September, is a strong 6-1, 210-pounder. He played linebacker on defense last year for Coach Ernie Duplechin and averaged 12 tack- les a game. He was a four-year letterman in football and was named to the All District 3-A and to the All Slale teams both years. He also lettered four years in track. By FRANK ADAMS SULPHUR - Big Kylo Carlin pitched Sulphur Post 179 into ;he lead in the District 7 American Legion playoffs here Saturday night, slopping the Lake Charles Stevedores on five hils :or a 5-3 victory. The opening game of the district finale, rained out Friday, almost suffered the same fate Saturday. A late a f t e r n o on downpour forced a hectic repair job on the Frasch Park diamond and light, but persistent, rain through the first two innings kept the issue in doubt. The rain finally stopped, but it didn't help the Stevedores despite an auspicious beginning. Sulphur, which used a big second inning to win the sub-district final against Opelousas Wednesday, found the same tactics worked against Lake Charles as they shoved over four big runs. The Stevedores jumped ahead in the first inning with a pair of runs. Ray Cole got a walk and stole second. Then Wayne Savoy lashed a single to left center. The ball got through centerfield I Darrell Ardoin, allowing Cole to score. David Spell followed up with a drive that sailed past Terry Saucier to the fence for a triple, scoring Savoy. Sulphur settled down then. Spell wa out when De 1 m a n McNabb rapped to short, Carlin fanned Greg Dupin and Tommy Olney went out on a bouncer to short. Lake Charles starler Johnny Fryar retired Sulphur in order in the first and the Stevedores struck again. Greg Dowies walked but was hop single- past short, but Cole was out at third on a fine return by Saucier. Then came Sulphur's second and Fryar's demise. Richard Dore walked, then advanced on a passed ball and sailed home on Robert Babi- ncaux's single. Mike Me 1 v i n drew a walk and both runners advanced on another passed ball. A walk to Jim Singletary loaded the bags. Fryar fanned Ken Smith, but Carlin came through with a suv gle to left to score Babineaux and Melvin. Charles Venlsatt followed with a drive to left to score Singletary and Docker boss Bob Gilmorc waved in 01 ney to take over the hill work. Meanwhile, Venisatt tried to steal second and promptly gol out when Leonard Arsement grounded to second. Arsement went to second on Fryar's bunt, then took third on a wild pitch. Cole walked, then Arsement scored whcn Savoy got a bad- SPORTS CALENDAR and TODAY BOWLING: Pro-Am Tournament lor adults children, Recreation Lanes, 1 p.m. PUTT PUTT: Third annual City Amateur Championship tournament, 2 p.m. TOMORROW BASEBALL: Area Little League tourney at Huber Park, (Championship), 7:30 p.m.; American Legion playoff, Sulphur Post 179 at Lake Charles Stevedores, 7:30 p.m. Mills Is Leading Rockford Tourney Dodgers Down San Francisco In 7-4 Game LOS ANGELES (AP)-Bob Miller, making only his second start of the season, beat San Francisco for the first time in his career Saturday night as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Giants 7-4. Miller pitched a three-hitler through eight innings but needed relief help from Ron Perra- npske and Phil Ortega in the ninth when the Giants rallied for all their runs. Frank Howard drove in three runs for the Dodgers with his 20th homer—and fifth against San Francisco this year—and Willio Davis knocked in two with a pair of singles. The victory before a crowd of 52,975, was the first for the Dodgers in Iheir last six games wilh San Francisco and only their third in a dozen games with the Giants this year. SAN FRANCISCO caught in a rundown when Arsement pegged to Cole. First- sacker David Spell b o b b 1 o d Dole's toss, prompting Carlin to ry for home, but Spell recov 3red and fired back lo Arsement or the out. Then Olncy retired Saucier on a grounder to second lo end the inning, Sulphur done tho necessary damage, though. Sulphur added an insurance run in the fourth when Singletary singled and moved lo second on a passed ball. Olney got the next two baiters via the strikeout route but walked Veni- satt and Saucier singled to right. vSinglelary scored, but a wild play going from McNabb in right lo first to third, back to second and finally to third again finally got Venisatt, who had tried for third on tho play, The Dockers had loaded the sacks in the third without a hit but Carlin bore down to get out of the hole. The playoff series now moves (o Legion Field, where (lie Iwo clubs tangle again at 7:30 p.m. Monday. If a third is needed the site will be decided by a coin flip. LC Sfeveclorcj 510 noo ft-i 1 o Sulphur 179 040 100 x—4 / 2 Johnny Fryor, Tommy Olney (2) ond Lcwiord Arsement; Kylo (Corlln and Richard Doro. L—Hryar. BASEBALL STANDINQS INTERSTATE OPEN — Floyd Rood, who is driving golf balls from coast lo coast io aid a program to combat juvenile delinquency, gets ready to smack a shot down Interstate 10 just west of Lak« Charles. Rood, who left California in September, was halted briefly by state police as he hacked along the highway Saturday. Abbeville Defeats LC in 2-1 Game OPELOUSAS Charles' Babe (Spl.) Ruth — Lake All-Stan Houston Nips Cubs 5-3 On Kasko's Hit HOUSTON (API-Eddie Kasko rifled a double in the eighth inning Saturday night, driving ford Ann Creed of Alexandria, I.OJ ANGELES ob r h bl ob r h bl Kuenn rf 501 I Wills ss 4220 Lanler 2b 502 1 Gllllam 3b 3110 Mays ct 5 0 0 0 W. Davis ct 4 2 2 2 Hart 3b 401 OT. Davis It 4121 Cepeda Ib 411 0 Howard rf 4123 McCovey If 3110 Fairly Ib 4011 Holier c 4(2 I Oliver 2b 2010 Pagan ss 3111Tr'ikl pr-2b 2000 Hehdley a 000 OCamllll c 3010 Snider ph 1 0 0 0 R. Miller p 3 0 0 0 Shaw p 1000 Peterson ph 1000 Totali 14 4 » 4 TotaU 317127 Son Francisco 000000004—4 Lot Angeles 300 000 40x—7 E—Holler, Gllllam. DP—San Francisco I, Los Angeles 1. LOB—San Francisco 8, Los Angeles 6, 2B—Holler 2, Camllll. HR—Howard (20) SB—Wills, W. Davis, Tiarcwski. S-R. Miller. IP H Hcndley, I, 76 .. Mi Bolm 223 I Shaw 4 6 Duflolo I 0 R. Miller, W, i-S 8 M / Perranoskl 1-3 2 Ortega 1-3 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE _.„ , Won Losl Pel. Behind Philadelphia M 39 .596 — inn Francisco W 4? .571 J Cincinnati . 5:i 44 .546 4',!i Plllsburqh 47 43 .533 t. Milwaukee 49 47 .50.°, jv'i Ins Anoelei 4R 48 .500 9 SI. Louij .... 4B 4H ,500 9 Chlrarjo ... rt/ 48 495 91*3 Houslnn ... 4S 54 .455 VI l j Mew York .. 30 68 30(i 28 SATURDAYS CAME Hew York 10, Milwaukee 0 St. Louis 10, Phllodelphln 9 Pittsburgh 6, Cincinnati 3 Houston 5, Chkmio 3 l..os Anqcles /, San Francisco 4 SUNDAYS GAMES Pittsburgh nt Cincinnati 2, 1 P.m. St. Louis at Philadelphia, 7, 12:35 p.m. Milwaukee! at New York, 2, 12:30 p.m. Snn Francisco at Lo» AnrjelcJ, 3 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 8:30 p.m. MONDAY! GAMES Cincinnati at Mllwniikco i p.m. Only flama scheduled AMERICAN LEAGUE Won Lost Pel. Bthlnd Baltimore New York . ChkUflO Los Annelcs Minnesota Detroit Boston Cleveland Konsas City Washington . AO 57 .57 . 51 . 48 48 48 . 43 . 38 . 37 37 34 38 SO 4V 50 51 52 .41,1 .1*00 .MK .495 .450 .485 .453 I 7 11 12 12 '/l I.I 14 It lost a game that .stretched nl- most nine hours hero Saturday, then had to return to action in the Babe Ruth district tournament. At midnight, L;tkc Charles and Opclousas were in Hie third inning, with the winner slated for a 2 p.m. Sunday contest against the Ahbevillo Water Maids. Abbeville boat Lake Charles, 2-1, in Saturday's 14 inning marathon. The. game started at 2 p.m. and was halted by a downpour at fi p.m. with the score tied 1-1 in Ilia itth inning. Play resumed shortly after !) p.m. and the game didn't end until 11 p.m. l,;iko Charles scored in t h e fourth on a triple by Ilusly (luidroz and Ron O'Hrien's single. Abbovillo »nl its first run in the seventh on two walks, a double steal and a single by David Maynard. The. winning Inlly camc on a single by winning htirler .loliii Donahue, walk, error and single by Sam Hinkley. Lako Charles' gol. 10 liils to Abbcvillc's eight, using four pitchers in (ho process. Starter Diekie Wicks gave way lo Mike Kohlcr in Die seventh but after Kohler faced ono bailer Wicks was waved back lo die, mound and continued until Leo Stutes look over in the llth. Stan Levy look over in the Uth, but Stules was charged with the loss. Donahue took over in tho llth from Abbeville starter Marion Hurley. Lake Charles 10000000000—1 10 1 Abbovlllo 00000010001-2 8 4 Dickie Wlcki, Mike KoMer (7), Dkkla Wicks (7), Leo Sluts (ID, Stan Levy (14) and Zeb Johnson) Morion Hurley, Jnlm Donuhuo (11) and Bob Hebert, Charles Nuciler (6). W—Donahue, L—Slulej 65 .363 SATURDAYS GAMES Loi Angeles 18, Kansat City 2 New York 14, Detroit 2 Boclon 4, Cleveland 3 Chicago 6, Minnesota S, 13 Innings Baltimore 5, Washlnaton 4 „ _ „ . : Sunday* Gamti R ERBBSO|N(,w York at Detrolf, 1:30 p.m., clear 1 •* 0 0 I Boilon at Cleveland, 12:30 p.m., clear 002 I | Minnesota at Chlcatjo, 1:30 p.m., cloudy 4 * o 3 i Los Anaeles at Kansas City, 2:30 p.m., 0010' cloudy 4428 Y/ashlnoton ot Baltimore, 7 p.m., tloudy Monday's Garou New York q| Los Angeles, 10 p.m. HBP—By f?. MHIer (Bolm). T-2.57. Only game scheduled Ralston Advances In Tennis Meet UAVERFORD, l';i. lAP)- Dcnnis Ralston, the No. 2 ranking U. S. player, advanced to the finals of the men's singles in the Pennsylvania Lawn Tennis Tournament Saturday by di 1 foaling No. 3 ranked Frank Krochling 6-3, 5-7, 61. G4t HM MlidN wHh MM •Personal ««rvio« HOME INSURANCE AGENCY Dial HE- 9-8250 HE 3-9839 Ground Floor Gayle Building 502 Broad ROCKFORD, 111. (AP)-Mary Mills of Gulf Hills, Miss., took the second round lead in the $3,500 Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Open Saturday with her second straight 69. Miss Mills had four birdies • and one bogey in her three| under-par round which placed her two strokes ahead of Clif- in two runs and giving Houston a 5-3 triumph over the Chicago Cubs. Kasko's double off Bob Buhl with two out knocked in Joe Gaines, who started the inning with a single, and Walt Bond, who sacrificed but reached first on a fielder's choice. The Colls scored three runs in the fourth when Mike White doubled in two runs and came home on Kasko's single. The Cubs tied the game 3-3 in the sixth on doubles by Billy Cowan and Ron Santo and Ernie a 68, slumped to a 73 and fell back into third place one slroke behind Miss Creed, who tacked a 71 to her opening round 69 for 140. Defending champion Ruth Jessen had a 70 after a 74 Friday but remained well off the pace in a tie for ninth. Conspicuously absent will be Banks' single. Santo homered in the No. 1 U.S. player, Chuck Me-: the second for the Cubs' first Kinley, and Australia's Margar- \ run . et Smith, winner of the women's crown the last two years. McKinley has been hampered by a back injury since last year's U.S. Nationals and decided to take a week off to rest. Seeded behind Ralston, the Bakersfield, Calif., Davis Cup star, are Frank Froehling of Coral Gables, Fla.: defending champion Gene Scott of St. James, N.Y.: Marty Riessen of Evanston, 111., last sear's runner-up; Arthur Ashe of Richmond, V'a,; Mike Sangster of England; South Africa's Abe Segal and Charles Pasarell of Puerto Rico. Buhl suffered his sixth defeat against 12 victories. CHICAGO HOUSTON on r h bi ab r h tti Cowan ti 4110 Sponqicr I) 4010 Clemens ph 1 0 0 0 Fox 2b 4010 A'ltitano 2o 3000 Games rf 4220 Williams if 4010 Asp nle 'io 2100 Sanlo 30 3222 White cl 4112 Banks Ib 4011 Kasko sj 3023 Gabr'lson rf 4 0 0 0 Crate c 4000 Roznovsky c 4 0 1 0 Band 13 3100 Rodijtri H 3010 Bruce p 3000 Buhl o 2000 I Stewart c>n 1000 Totals 33 3 7 3 Totals 31 } 7 S Chicago 010002000—3 Houilon 600 300 tit—i E- Ania.nlQno. LOB—Chicago 7, Houston t. hfi—U^nii lift, i-Bvnl. Bond IP H R EB 88 SO Bun L, 1--5 8 75533 Bi—e 7 ' 3 1 2 t Lar»cn. IV. ! J ... 2 0 9 0 ! •( Br^ce tocea 2 n.en in 5'n , T-2'24. A—13-420, Va. The final round is scheduled Sunday. Marilyn Smith, who had an opening round 74 Friday, came in with the top score of 68 Saturday to move into contention with a 142, good for a tie for fourth place. Kathy Whitworth of Jal, N.M., the opening round leader with THE LEADERS Mar/ Wills 6769—1381 Clifford Ann Creed 69-71-140' Kathy VVhitworth 48-73—141 Sandra Spuzlch 70-72—142 Mickey V.'rlght 6973—142 Marilyn Smith 74-6»—142 Judy Kimboll 7J-71—143 Betsy Ro*!s 71-72—143 Shirley Englehorn 70-74—144 Ruth Jesien 74-70—144 Sherry Wheeler 70-74—1*4 Jo Ann Prentici 71-73—144 Mariene Hogge 73-72—145 Barbara Romock 74.71—14S Two Cowboys Are Nursing Injuries In Light Drills (AP)-Two Dallas Cowboys were nursing injuries today. Although Friday's drills were relatively light, they resulted in injuries to Billy Lothridge and Dun Bishop. Lolhridge, a kicking specialist from Georgia Tech, tore a ligament is bis left kn«e. FOR BETTER Insurance PROTECTION MARTIN SEZ: Now In the time to trade for a '64 Pontlao (or lowest prices and (till have cood selection. New Pontlacs (ram fz&3t.OO. CALL OE SEE MABT1N HELMS DONALDSON FONTIAC. INC. iEONT ST. 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