Independent from Long Beach, California on January 25, 1970 · Page 56
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mSS-TfUCIAM - ' DAVE LEWIS ers Ernie Nevers: Unforgettable I ·',', PEBBLE BEACH -- Ernie Nevers is a product of the golden era of sports -- the 1920's -- which gave us -"so many of our legendary athletic heroes. J- In'fact, no other man had the unique distinction of competing -against Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Harry Heilmann, Eddie Collins and other hall of famers I in Baseball as well as the likes of Jim-Thorpe, Red ? Grange, Bronko Nagurski and other immortals of pro football. A concensus all-America at Stanford in the mid- 19205. Nevers has been listed on most all-time teams and was among the first to be admitted to the College Hall of Fame as well as its pro counterpart, the NFL shrine in Canton, Ohio. Pop Warner, his coach at Stanford, often said that Ernie was the greatest all-around athlete he ever coached, including Jim Thorpe. ." .Today, at the age of 66, Ernie still looks like he '.could-give a good account of liimself on the playing --field- Now a partner in a thriving food service in the Bay :Area, he is making his annual appearance in the Bing · .Crosby Pro-Am tournament here. Ernie is a nine-handicapper. ' , TWO NEGATIVE aspects of his career often creep into his recollection of the old days. Against USC, for .·'instance, he punted five times and a'll five kicks were /Mocked by the Trojans. ·;.. And two of Ruth's home runs in 1927, the year Hie » Babe walloped 60, were off Nevers at old Sportsman's .;Park in St. Louis. The first was the Bambino's eighth of u .tlie season on May 11, and the other was the 42st on Au- Jjgust 27. ??!'."-;.. Nevers, of course,- pitched several seasons for the · iS-Sl Louis Browns and says "I think I could have become J:.aTeal good pitcher or outfielder if I had given up foot.. Sail. My baseball days ended after I injured my back in .'.football." ;;''· Ernie reveals that the three college games he most Remembers. W ere Stanford's Rose Bowl meeting with ii-Notre Dame in 1925, and the '25 California and USC :i games. ·*'/ The Rose Bowl game climaxing the '24 season is singled 'out as Nevers' greatest collegiate performance. r ..He played the entire game on two injured ankles -.'fractures which barely had healed. *' * Until the bowl game, Ernie had played only three minutes of the '24 season after his left ankle was broken I in a September scrimmage. ; In the next-to-last game of the season against Montana in November, Ernie was in the lineup for the first time. Three minutes after the contest started, he was u carried off the field with a broken right ankle. t - W h e n Stanford was chosen to play in the Rose Bowl . 'f, against the Irish and the immortal Four Horsemen, Nevers walked through plays in practice on crutches. » - i fr WHEN THE CAST finally was taken off, Ernie had only four- days of active practice before the game. He went-into the Rose-Bowl battle with his legs taped up to his knees. '·'' Warner figured Ernie would last about 10 minutes, but Nevers played the entire.game and at the end, the crowd gave him a standing ovation. . ;. :He carried the ball 34 times -- a record in those '· days-7-- and gained almost as much yardage as the vic- -'-torious Notre Dame team. ;: On defense, he was in on nearly four out of five tackles and intercepted a pass to start the- Indians on the way .to a third-period TD. Nevers still thinks Stanford would have won the game, but for a questionable call fay the referee. The V late Walter EckersaU was head linesman and he threw his hands and put the ball on the one-inch line where Dame held for downs. Bruins ..'- ··' '·· : ··· '. \ '. ·". New York Romps, 8-1, Boosts Lead Combined News Services The New York Rangers scored- four power play goals, three of them while Boston's John Bucyk was serving a five-minute majority penalty midway through the second period Saturday and went on to rout the Bruins 8-1 in a National Hockey League game. The victory moved New York four points ahead of Boston in the NHL's Eastern Division race. In other--games, Andre LaCroix scored' one goal and got two assists and reserve goalie Doug Favell got his first shutout as the P h i 1 a d e 1 p h i a Flyers blanked the Minnesota North Stars, 6-0; Gary Unger scored his 20th and . 21st goals of the season to lead- the Detroit Red Wings to. a 5-2 win over the Western Division-leading St. Louis-Blues and Bobby Rousseau's 25-foot drive in the first .period stood up the rest of the way and .proved to be the winner, as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Chicago Black Hawks, 4-1. Bucyk was sent to the penalty box at 6:21 of the second period for drawing b l o o d while high sticking R a n g e r Brad Park. At 8:32, Vic Hadfield took a lead pass, from Jean Ratelle, and scored the first of three Ranger' goals within a 3:21 span which blew the game open. At 10:41 Ratelle scored on a 15-foot slap shot, and eight seconds later Ratelle knocked in a rebound to give New York a commanding 5-1 lead. WHAT BIRDIES ARE MADE OF Not every birdie comes after a booming fairway shot. Dave Hill had to excavate his approach from trap Saturday. Hill got within Pebble Beach's second,'hole. Hill is four 10. feet of cup and dropped putt for birdie on shots behind leader Bert Yancey.' _AP wir Crbsby Leader Protects Elbow With Bracelet BRITISH SOCCER Blackpool Imllih CUP-- fourth round kpool 0, -- lackpool 0, Minefield 2 rlisle 2, Aider-shot 2, tl« "If we had made that touchdown, the score would have been 20-17 and being only three points behind, we 'rjwbuld-not have had to game so much with our passing," *;Erhie. says. Notre Dame finally won, 27-10. .. _ : ,In his first pro appearance, .Ernie got $25,000 for one -;:.v; post-season game against Grange's All-Stars in Jackson- ;j|.;-yille:-.That was late in '25 after his senior year at Stan-' ,,._ ,/.:THE FOLLOWING YEAR, 1926, he signed to play -£· football with the. Duluth Eskimos for $20,000 and base- .jjiball.: with the Brown's. |,v The football season, Ernie played 29 games, an ay- ;|t-.erage,pf one every four days. In one stretch, he per- i,;'Sformed in five contests in eight days, going the full 60 I immunities in each. In fact, he missed only 27 minutes of ;;.;.·action all season. i!';-. He was stricken with appendicitis two days before H, the;Eskimos' key game with Green Bay. The doctors ;jj told, him not to- play, but he went ahead anyway and ;.;S threw a record 62-yard touchdown pass to Joe Rooney, "^longest ever thrown in pro football up to then. · v .. In 1927, Nevers set a new pro record by completing Call 17 passes he threw against Pottsville. In another game, he kicked a record five field goals in as many attempts against Hartford. '»: But it was on "an icy field in Chicago in 1929 that i.Nevers set the record of which he is the most proud. Then with the Chicago Cardinals, he led his team to a stunning 40-6 victory over the champion Bears, scoring all of his team's 40 points -- a mark never equalled -- on six touchdowns and four extra points. Quite an athlete was Ernie Nevers. A.T , ' ?' -ai'ciiiciu uiinew v Giflingham 5, Peterborough T Liverpool 3, wrexham 1 Manchester United 3, Manchester City 0 Middlesbrough 4, York Clly 1 Sheffield Wednesday 1, scunthorpe 2 Southampton 1, Leicester 1, tie Sutton 0, Leeds 6 Swindon 4, Chester 2 Tottenham 0, Crystal Palace 0, tie Tranmert 0, Northampton 0, tie Watford 1, Sloke. .0 English League I Division 1 Everton 0, Newcastle 0, tie Nottingham Forest 2, Sunderland 1 Wolverhampton .2,. Ipswich 0 Huddersfield 1, Cardiff o Hull City 2, Millwall 1 Portsmouth 2, Oxford 1 Division 3 · Barrow 2, Reading 2, lie Bradford City 8, Bournemouth t Bristol Rovers 3, Torquay 1 Bury 1, Luton 3 Plymouth 0, Rotherham 3 Shrewsbury 1, Barnsley 1, tie Walsatl vs Fulham, postponed Division 4 Brentlord 1, Port Vale 0 Chesterfield 4, Lincoln 0 Colchester 3, worklngton 0 Exeter 6, Hartlepool 0 Gnmsby 0, Swansea 2 Oldham 0. Bradford 0. tie Southend 2, Notts County 5 Scottish Cup-- FIRST ROUND Aberdeen 4, Clyde 0 Airdrie 5, Hamilton 1 Albion Rovers 1, Dundee 2 Arbroath 1, Clydebank 2 Celtic 2, Dunfermllne 1 Dumbarton I/ Forfar 2 Dundee United 1, Ayr United 0 East Fife 3, Raith Rovers 0 Falklrk 3, larff 0 Kilmarnock 3, Partlck Thistle 0 Montrose 1, Hearts 1, tie Morton 2, Queen Of The South 0 Motherwell 2, St. Johnstonel . Rangers 3, Hibernian 1 St. Mlrren 2, Stirling Albion 0 · Stranraer 2, Inverness 5 Scottish Le**u« Division 2 Alloa 3, Berwick 1 Cowdenbeath 4, Queen's Park 0 Slenhousmulr 3, East Stirling 4 i . . · Junior Baseball 1 signups for (he Plaza Little Leasue will be held Monday night between 4:30 ( and 9 p.m. at the following locations: Helen Keller Aud torlum, 7020 Brittain; Patrick Henry Auditorium, 3720 cinehlll; and Cubberly Elementary School cafeteria, 3200. Monogram. Tryouti are scheduled F e°- 14 "rid 15 at Plaza Field diamonds. City Baseball At Milllkin: 12:00 -- Douglas Bullets vs. Rebels; 2:30 -- Kaufman Broad vs. Sun Hardware. At Wilson: 12:00 -- Mots vs Douglas ^ets; 2.-30 - LBJACL vs. South Bay At'Cherry Park: IJ:00 -- Local 14! vs. Lynwood; 2:30 -- Davis Wire vs. Main St. Hawks. Today's Soccer At Rincho cienefa: 10:00 -- Montebello Armenians vs. Scandla; 12:00 -San Pedro Olympla vs. St. Stephens A.C.; 2:00 -- L.A. Hungarians vs. Croatia Club (U.S. Cup district final). Collins Captures Virginia Sweeps Mel Collins fired a 77-9 --68 Saturday to win the Class A low net sweepstakes at Virginia Country Club. Class A Low Ntl -Mel Collins 77-9 -- 68, John Wallace 74-4--70, Hugh Glbbs 65-14-71. Class A Blind Bogey (75): Bob Kelley, c. F. Van de Water* Roy Brown, Chuck Cassaday. Dr. John Mitchell, Howard Cleveland, Bill Wyalt. Class B LOW Net -- John Roggeveen 54-15-69. H. Tletlen 94-24-7orBlli Cook - - . . n . 86-15-71. Class B Blind Bogey (78): Roger Dunn. Lauren Conley, Ralph Settles, Ty Ellis, Gordon Shallenberger. ij Exhausted Ralston Tackles Ashe [{. SYDNEY, Australia Iff) |} -- Dennis Ealston, who lii.oiitlasted John. Newcombe "Tii a 93-game match, the longest in Australian big- time -tennis, will meet Arthur Ashe in an all-American. semifinal which boost* ed - U i e . United States' chance to win toe Australian crown for the first time in 11 years. Kalston, coach of the -:U.S, Davis Cup team, dc- l;fcated Newcombe, Austral- ia's No. 2 rated player, 19-17, 20-18, 4-6, 6-3, in a marathon which lasted four hours, 41 minutes. The match, which began under lights Friday night at the While City Club, was interrupted after the third set because of heavy midnight dew on the turf. \ The sixth-seeded professional from Bakersfield took only 21 minutes to win the fourth set when play was resumed Satur- day afternoon in the combined New South Wales and A u s t r a l i a n Open championships. Ashe, from Richmond, Va.. lost the first set but he had a much easier .time in eliminating Australian Davis Cupper Ray Ruffels 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, 6-2.. Richard C r e a l y , the promising Australian Davis Cup hopeful, plays the winner of the Tony Roche- Roger Taylor match in the other semifinal. PEBBLE BEACH - It seems Bert Yancey, who" earlier in the week revealed that one of the reasons for his fast start in the Crosby clambake was due to his new "image" of having fun while playing golf, also has another gimmick going for him. He's.wearing a bracelet on his left wrist . . . but it's not from superstition, nor does it carry any sentimental value, and it doesn't signify an old love such as. the:tattoo on Lee Trevino's arm which the El Paso Mexican star now keeps .covered with a Band-Aid. It's made of pure copper and Bert wears it because of a "tennis elbow." "It is designed to absorb the calcium from the deposit on the elbow," Bert explained. "It's also good for arthritis, they tell me. Anyway, I'll sure endorse it because it works for me. I believe in it." Yancey r e v e a l e d he learned of the copper bracelets "when I first went to work at Whitemarsh Valley . Country Club in Philadelphia several years ago. I' noticed · several members wore them. One close friend, a real good golfer, got so'he couldn't swing a club, but the copper somehow cured him and he·· was able to play as good as ever. "After I saw the two Australians -- Roche and Newcombe -- wearing the bracelets in the U.S. Nat i b n a 1 Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, I asked them about it and they also swore .by it. "So," Bert, went went on, "when I played in the Kaiser tournament last October in Napa, I asked the tennis .pro if he could get me one. He ordered it and sent it to me and I've been wearing it ever-since the Heritage the last week in November and it sure has worked. "Yes,-" he admitted with a grin, "they call it a voodoo bracelet on the box, but I understand they're going to change the name of it to 'Absorba' or something like that." · ; · Attendance records continue to fall in the Crosby. Thursday's crowd of 11,600 was the largest opening- .day turnout in the history of the event; 12,000 more showed up Friday despite the miserable weather, while a ' record 17,500 checked in Saturday resulting in one of the worst traffic jams ever seen here. Gross gate receipts for the first three days hit $146,500 and the all-time record of $171,000 is sure to be surpassed today. Jack Nicklaus, tied for 17lli at 214, five strokes off the pace, needs to pass 10 players ahead of him today to become the third man to push his. all-time money winnings over the $1 million, mark. Jack's total right now is $996,524: Arnie, Palmer was .the first to go over a million late in 1968, and Billy Casper went over the top two weeks ago when he captured |20,000 first money in the Los Angeles-Open. There' were several CROSBY GOLF SCORES Bert Yancey .: 67-70-72-209 Don Masstngali ; 70-70-70--210 Bob Goalby 67-72-71--210 Rod Funseth 744J-6J--210 Bob Dickson 69-74-68--217 Dave Stockton ..'... .. 69-76-67--212 George Archer ' ' 68-71.71--2 2 George Knudson . . . . . . . TM Bobby - Nichols : -"name", casulaties who failed, to make the cut in the Crosby. It took 219, four over par, to make the field for today's final 18 holes. Among those who barely missed at 220 were Gene Littler,' Gay. Brewer and .Johnny.Pott, who won the 1968 Crosby from- Casper in a sudden death playoff when he holed out'a 20-foot chip shot from off the green. Among those at 221 were Julius Bores, Al Geiberger and Hale Irwin, while at 222 were Frank Beard, leading money winner of 1969, and Dave Douglass, winner of last * week's Phoenix Open. Two others who failed to make it were Don January and Dan Sikes at 272 --Daves Lewis Mason. Rudolph Ron Cerrudo ... Jim wiechers .. Dave Hill . . Arnold Palmer Howie Johnson . Paul Harney ... Jack Nicklaus ... - - -.. 67-76-70--213 .. 68-71-74-213 ..71-74-48--213 .. 69-72-72-213 .. 68-74-71--213 .. 69-72-72--213 .. 70-72-72--214 D * f. ' * .u .. .. .... BOO Stone 72-74-68--214 John Jacobs : : . . : : . . . . . - 74. Richard Crawford Dick Un ... Miller Barber g rville Moody . eorge Boutcll ·Tom Welskopt . Bob Murphy .. Jim Colbert ... Al Mengart Phil Rodgers .. t-ee i revino Roberto Bernardlni. ...'. Huflh Royer Jerry Abbott Bert Greene Bruce Devlin Bob Rosburg- Harold Hennlnu ... ·Randy Wolff........"; Larry Hlnson ' Steve Spray .,:;...,.... Tom Shaw .. Bill Collins .... Tom Bolt .... Jack Ewing ." Mike Hill Grler Jones John Miller Bobby Mitchell Terry DIM Lionel Heberf Joel Goldstrand Bill Casper Dous Sanders Billy Maxwell';.".".""".' Ken Venturi .... Jerry Pittman .-. Bruce Crampton . Ray 'Floyd Rocky Thompson Don Bles ; Ernie Georsi John Lotz Lou Graham . . Mac McLentJorv . Brian Barnes 69-74-73--216 70-70-7t-216 6fl-82-6fi-- 216 74-72-70--216 70-75-71--216 71-70-75--216 71-72-73-216 70-76-70-- ?lfi ...:. 71 .74-71-- 216 ..... 71-74-72--217 75-72-70--217 ....'. 68-72-77--217 70-82-65 -- 217 70-78-69--217 73-75-49--217 72-75-70-217 73-72-72--217 72-73-72--217 69-73-75--217 74-73-70 -- 217 73-72-72-217 72-76-70--218 72-75-71--218 69-7-1-75--218 72-75-71 218 72-74-72--218 73-75-70-218 71-75-73--219 70.79.70 21 9 74-77-66--219 72-74-73--219 72-74-73 -- 219 70.76-73--21$ 74-74-71 219 " 71-76-72 219 73-73-73 219 .V*'·*;·. :.'; *" · n. - v r J /f ·j.,w* i * ~ C* , " .'^s^ttT^^v £'^ *Z *« V*' v *~*V^'^'" 1 , ^*%"%*~ * '**£% ^^j^fl *t -x".^^^^^^ . Non qualifiers Johnny Port . Jerry McGee Tom Nieporte John Schroeder Al Baldina Gene Ltltler Rich Martinez Gay Brewer Bob Menne Cesar sanude Bob Smith Frank Beard Bob Stanton .". Lee Elder Kermlt Zarley ; Julius Boros -. ' Joe Porter ; Herb Hooper ; DayeEIchelberoer ; 'I'LL DRINK TO THAT' Dean Martin starts leaning toward 19th hole after-10-foot putt for birdie curled away from cup on.second green at Pebble Beach Saturday. Deano is Bruce Devlin's amateur partner at Crosby Clambake. -AP Wlrephoto 72--220 H§ Kathy Schmidt Paces L.B. Track Club Hale Irwln ..."""?.'','.'.'.'.'.'.',.' 72-77-72--221 Jerry Mowlds " 73-7J-74-222 Ramon Soli 74-76-72-222 Dale Douglass : 74-7J-70-222 Dave Gumlla 75-74-73--222 John Lively 75-74-73-222 Hal Underwood 70-79.73--222 Bob P«yn« ,. 71-74-77--222 cByScWrtKw:::::::::::::'^^:^ BUI Johnston ; 74.74-75-223 Jack Montgomery 74-77-72-223 Jim Jamleson 76.74-73--223 Dow Ffnsterwald 72-74-75--223 Claude Harmon, Jr 75-74.73--224 Dean Rcfram 75-76-73-224 Doun Ford . 74.78-72-224 Kathy Schmidt finished in the discus and in ' the shotput to lead the Long Beach Track Club in the SPAAAU sponsored Inland Empire meet at Edgemont- High Saturday. Miss Schmidt, of Wilson threw the discus Debbie Nolan was meet, finished fourth in the mile and fourth in the Carlos .Remains Undefeated in 50 · PHILADELPHiA Ifl - Kipchoge.KeinOi the popular Kenya Olympic champion, made a shambles of the field. Saturday night, capturing the mile run in 4:00.6 at ,the third Philadelphia Track Classic. ·: The much-heralded d u e between V i l l a n Olympian Marty Liqudri, and the 1,500-meter Olympic champion never mater- -ialized as the'flashy Kenyan, took the lead after the half-mile mark' and opened up a 50-yard edge on his nearest competitor, John Baker of Maryland. Liquori, America's premier miler, was a well- beaten third, 80 yards back. Keino, leading a parade of meet and Civic Center marks that .went crumbling, raced around the 12-lap boards to the approval of a standing crowd of 7,150. Keino's time was the second fastest ever on a 12-lap track and was one of 10 meet marks that went tumbling. Earlier John Carlos, the United States' top sprinter broke the meet mark in the 50-yard dash with a 5.2 clocking. The Olympic medalist, winning his fifth successive race of 1970, nipped fellow Olympian Charlie Greene of the U.S. Army at the tape. Other marks falling were the 50-yard high hurdles, when Olympic run- nerup Erv Hall of the Philadelphia .Pioneers nipped Leon Coleman of the Southern California Striders and Bill High of Tennessee in 6.0. Juris Luziris, formerly of William Mary, also ran the fastest 880 yards ever over 12 laps en route to his record 1:50.9 victory. Martin McGrady of S p o r t s International romped to a five-yard victory over Villanova's Larry James.in the 600-yard run in 1:11.7 as the indoor record holder at this distance broke the meet record. Angels Chart Early Workouts Manager Lefty Phillips announced Saturday the Angels, beginning Feb. 9, will start M o n d a y Wednesday and Friday p r e 1 i m i n ary workouts. Spring training for the full Angel squad will begin at Holtville Feb. 23. General manager Dick Walsh has signed 12 players. The latest to ink contracts were pitchers Lloyd Allen, .Bob Foderaro, Joe H e n d e r s o n and Washburn, outfielder Roger Repoz and infielder Doug Griffin. Awards Await the Absentees Those award winners'who were unable to accept their trophies at the Long Beach Century Club's Awards Banquet Thursday night may pick them up at the Pacific Coast Club, 850 E. Ocean Blvd. · Trophies are being held there for Phil Keller, Harriet Glanville, Bill Mc- Corniick, Gary Albitz, Randy Leavenworth, Gary Pike, Tom McKibbon, John Van Blom, Susie At-wood, Kimla Brecht, Gary Hall, Gary Bennett, Earl O'Neill, Jr., Dennis Trout) and Jim Montrella. Dodgers' Mound Trio to Appear Tony Jacklln""".".'"""" 76.75.74-22! Mike Rcasor 75-79-71--2J5 Peter Towijsend 73.77-75-J2S Larry Zloglor 70-83-72-225 Jolm Schloo 8il-73-73--226 Maurice Vor Bruges 75-75.74-^221 Jerry Heard 74-78-74-2?6 Baby Hlskcy 76-74-74-226 Charles Montalbsno eo.75.71--226 MIko Morloy ,-. 75.78-73-276 Don Cherry 72-J0.74-226 Dan Ron Don January .... Labron Harris .. Byron Cormtock Rich Basset! .... Charles, (.older 1 ,. *n Towni Dodger pitchers Joe Mbeller, Alan Foster and Ray Lamb will .appear in Long Beach next Sunday when the National Leaguers play (lie Major League Ail-Stars in a benefit game at Blair Field. All three Dodger players are products of Southern California high schools. .. Moellcr, who was called on 23 times by-manager, Walt Alston in 1969, will bo pitching his seventh year with the Dodgers. The 6-6; 225-pound righthander attended Mira Costa High. Foster, who graduated from Los Altos High, -figures to be the Dodgers' fourth starter Oils season. Alan replaced Don Drysdale In the starling rotation last year and registered back-to-back- shutouts against the Mets and Padres while compiling a 3-9 record. ' Lamb appeared in 10 games in relief while post- ing a 1.80 ERA. Ray'at- tended Glendale High.' Proceeds go to the medical fund of the Southern California Baseball Assn. Tickets for the season's first exhibition game will be on sale today at the Blair Field box office from 10 a.m.. until 4 p,m. All grandstand tickets are priced at $2. Youngsters under 12 will be admitted for fl. Tickets also will be told next Friday and Saturday at Blair Field. .

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