Oakland Tribune from Oakland, California on August 21, 1960 · 34
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1 34 cccco QikUnd Tribunt, SunJiy, Aug. 2), 1960 ON SECOND THOUGHT Max Baer's Son Gets Movie Pact By ALAN WARD, Tribunt Sport Editor The late Max Baer Sr. was a competent" prizefighter who might have become a popular actor had he not deliberately miscast himself. Nature physically had fitted him to the role of matinee idol,sbeloved of women and envied hv men. Max insisted on being a comedian. That role didn't fit his Dhvsiaue or eood The son of the heavyweight champion, also named Max. is built like his late father and facially is as good looking. Some critics say he is handsomer. Reserved and studious, the kid wants no part of pugilism. He wants to be an actor. He will be or at least, he will be given every opportunity to click. Before, during and following his one-year reign- as champion, the elder Max did . . 1 i - T T ciud ana television wont, ne eood enough. He insisted on scripts in favor of ad libs, of extemporizing television re marks which at times were both weird and startling. The champ's son, 22 years old and weighing 195 pounds, has been signed by Warner Brothers to a long term movie-TV contract. It is possible the trouping ambitions of the father will be realized in his offspring. The studio reportedly has high hopes for the handsome young man who stands well over six feet and is dedicated to the theater. Young Max already has played roles in television, but nothing of importance. His attitude as much as his per formance to date has convinced makers of movie and television shows he has a future in a profession every bit as bitter and heartbreaking Months ago at the funeral of his illustrious father, Max Jr. told this writer he was determined to become an actor; that he intended leaving in a short time to try his luck in Hollywood. The utterances were recorded in these pages, although the listener imagined they might have represented more a whim of the moment than tion. Many handsome young day dreams or the sort, out This one did. One wonders what direction young Max would have taken had he possessed more his father, As a student at Santa Clara he boxed scholastically, being stopped in the first and winning others. He had a terrific punch but, as he explained ruefully, "he sometimes had trouble landing it." The senior Max didn't encourage his boy to become a fighter. If anything, he discouraged the notion. However, he was willing the kid try his hand at college boxing. The son rather than the parents decided the game wasn't for him. Courage wasn't lacking, but incentive was. Max graduated from Santa Clara with a bachelor degree in business administration. At one time he planned to be a lawyer, but found he wasn't intensely interested in that field. The stage, as represented by movies and television, was for him. As an actor and television at once the delight and despajr of those for whom he worked. And with whom he worked. An incurable clqwn, whose tomfoolery was physically robust, Max would break up many a filmed sequence with his remarks and didoes. t Producers and directors found the happy warrior was costing them more money in time and film than his stint warranted. Max's co-workers loved him, and went into hysterics over his stunts, but in Hollywood time is money and film ish t cheap A well known director years ago told his writer: "If that big guy would play it straight he's be a sensation. "He has the build of a Greek god, the most appeal-ingly masculine face in movies and enough pure ham in his makeup to make him a star. He'd rather have fun. He can't be serious. Some of his ad libs are great. Others were well, let's say they are disruptive." Young Max, it is believed, possesses few of the zany characteristics of his father.. Come to think of it, perhaps that absence is a partial liability. Max Sr. had a warmth, an unhibited attitude toward life which probably never has been matched in pugilism and in the field of acting. The definition bestowed by author Rafael Sabatini on his Scaramouche fitted the elder Max. It reads: "He was born with a gift tf laughter and a sense that the world was mad." Young Baer is the James so resemble the Maverick character thev could be broth ers. Max being the younger, The grapevine savs Max logiqal successor to Garner, but whether in the current popular -TV series or another cowboy sequence remains to be seen. - Another member of the Baer family has done reason ably well as an actor. Uncle Buddy, now making tele vision films in Europe, for Hollywood property. Buddy, himself a heavyweight contender in his fight mg days, also was a singer of the nightclub circuit and had A generation ago Eastbay the pugilistic advancement of a Max Baer. Theatrical progress of another Max Baer henceforth will be ob- served with similar intensity; Fog Fouls Raider Game Film; Prebola to Miss Bills Game Continued from 1st Sports Page much spirit and hustle as any team I ever had at Annapolis and that includes the 1954 Team Named Desire and the 1957 Cotton Bowl club. .."We need help in some spos; but even if we don't get it, this club will still do OK." The Raiders will drill tomorrow in Santa Cruz for the last time. They break camp Tuesday morning and head for Buffalo for Wednesday night's game against the Bills. Friday's game against the Chargers was a rugged physic cal battle, but only right end Gene Prebola suffered a serious injury. .Gene has a pulled hamstring muscle and prob- ably will miss the Buffalo game, although trainer George Anderson said Prebola may be looks. considerable movie, night- - ... J V. . MtitiA was guuu, uut nwi unc clowning, ignoring movie as prizefighting. an expression of determina men such as Max indulge in rareiy ao anyiamg aoout it. of the combative talents of - -, -- emcee, the elder Max was Garner type, and is said to of course. is stronglv considered as awhile was considered a hot brief reputation. He was on fan clubs. folks watched with interest in shape to plav before his home-town folks against Bos ton next Sunday. Defensive end Carmen Ca valli suffered a broken nose and halfback Billy Lott bruised a shoulder; but both will. start Wednesday. San Jose Colt Nine in Triumph ONTARIO, Calif.. Aug. 20 (3 San Jose, Calif., which lost its only game so far in the Colt League World Series to Tampa, Fla., tonight evened the score forcing the championships into another day's play. - .. San Jose and Tampa will meet again tomorrow. San Jose downed Tampa 3-1 tonight before 2,700 fans. U.S. Cage - Team Romps In Warmup GENEVA, Aug. 20 Wl The American Olympic bas ketball team trounced a rehv forced Swiss club 122-37, to day in the first of two pre Olympic Games in Switzer land. Leading 60-23 at halflime the Americans won with dis-arming ease, nonchalantly piling up points in the team's first international workout Their outclassed opponents never had a chance. Top scorer for the Swiss team, which included three French players and five Ge neva University students, was an American. He is Fred Johnson who played for Duquesne University before he came to Eu rope. He scored 12 of the Swiss points. He is a medical student at Geneva University. 'Top scorer for the Americans was Walter Bellamy, 6-11 player from Indiana University with 23 points. UNITED STATES ' SWITZERLAND G F P T G F P! Haldorjon 3 Robertson Wast t Arnerte 4 Boozer 7 Olschlnger 4 Imhott 0 Lane 4 Smith I Bellamy 10 2 4 Albrecht 1 2 16 Redart 2 3 13 Toutoundjn 1 0 9 Johnson 5 1 21iLiebich 1 2 8 Riethauser 1 2 O'Currat 0 1 10 Miletic 2 2 U.GoyanovIc 1 2 231 4 4 2 4 4 2 1 12 2 2 1 2 1 0 3 9 0 2 Totali 54 14 17 122 Totals 14 f II 37 Prediction On Winners In ICS Continued from 1st Sports Page say. alter men s iracn ana field is completed the total a 1 points will be added up and each nation credited on a master list with 10 points for first place in the sport, with 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 distributed as individual events. Here is a capsule rundown of Olympic sports with Gold Medal predictions: MEN'S TRACK AND FIELD All-pow erful in the field events, the United States may have trouble this time in the shorter races. But even then Americans should get 14 Cold Medals, one less than was won at Melbourne. Russia is picked for 3, Germany 2, Australia 2 and other nations 6. WOMEN'S TRACK AND FIELD Here Russia comes Into its own with the Press sisters and should pick up 4 Gold Medals, with Australia taking 2, the United States 1, and other nations 3. MEN'S SWIMMING Australia Is fight- ng to retain supermacy won at Mel bourne, but pre-games Indications are that The United States can win 6 out of the 70 Gold Medals with Australia taking and Japan 2. WOMEN'S SWIMMING Here again tha United States in favored to get back on fop with 6 Gold Medals, compared to 2 for Australia and 1 for the Netherlands. BASKETBALL The" United States team is the clear favorite to win with Russia second. BOXING Russia should pick up 3 Gold Medals here, the United States 2 Ger manv 2. and other nations 3. CANOEING Russia and Germany could win 2 each with other nations taking 3. CYCLING Italy is due to get 3 here with the other 3 scattered. EQUESTRIAN Germany looks for here, the United States 1, and others 2. FENCING This Is Hunoarv's sport with 3, followed by Russia with 2 and other nations 3. GYMNASTICS Here Russia scores Its best, taking at least 10 Gold Medals with Japan picking up 4. FIELD HOCKEY India should win as usual. MODERN PENTATHLON Russia gets Gold Medals here. ROWING The surprising Germans should get at least 4 medals In rowing with the United States hoping to pick UD 3. SHOOTING Russia gets z nere. me United States 1. and others 5. SOCCER Thi looks like Yugoslavia's championship. WATER POLO Hungary, always sirong, favored here. WEIGHT LIFTING Russia Is expected to edge the United States, 4 championships to 3. FREE STYLE WKta I LIlNVj Kussia and Turkev should share honors with Gold Medals each. Japan can pick up 2 GRECO-ROMAN WRESTLING Russia can get 3 here, Turkey 2, and others 3 here, the United States 1 and others 2. yachti ng uenmarK snouia win Olymp fill VfaSSww P&M Motors 3934 Easi iAihSi, i OLYMPIC TUNEUP-Glenn Davis (right) raci to victory in th 200-mter burdlos In eight-nation international meet at Bern, Switzerland, yesterday. A 400-meter specialist, Davis was timed in 22.5 seconds. Dick Howard deft) finished second. Davis Ties World 4 Mark in 'Exercise' BERN, Switzerland, Aug. 20 UP) The U.S. Olympic track team warmed up for next week's Rome Games tonight by playing it cool. They7 swamped .. mediocre opposition from seven European countries without straining a muscle. Team coaches urged them all to regard the meet as only a training exercise. Unused to competing under lights and concerned about the chill night air, the Yanks performed just well enough to win every event except the 1,500 meters where Austria s Josef Cegledi crashed through. A capacity crowd of 18,000 in Bern Stadium cheered the Americans. Best performance of the night came from Glenn Davis, America's gold medal hur dler for the first three in three years and recorded a smash ing time of 22.5 seconds in beating teammate Dick Howard. Long after the meet ended, surprised officials said on consulting the record book they found he had matched the world mark for the event around a curve set by West Germany's Martin Lauer. "I was surprised to hear that," Davis said, "and I am very gratified." Next to Davis' effort, the American 400 - meter relay team captured the most fancy in the good time of 40.2 sec onds, only seven-tenths of i second off the world mark set in 1956. Hayes Jones, Paul Winder, Stone Johnson and Ray Norton handled the ba ton. Meet officials decided to conduct the 100 meter and 400 meter races in two sepa rate heats without finals. In the century, Norton dem onstrated his superiority with the best time of the, night 'Iff J ' ' If' ;' rv v 'f ; . ' Q 10.4 seconds. Dave Sime and Winder raced in 10.5, finishing the second race in a dead heat. Sime said after his race "I'm just too cold here. Makes me feel a little weak." The Yanks smothered the competition in the 400 meters double heats as well, led by Otis Davis in 45.6 seconds. He said he found the track a little heavy. "I could not really hit my stride but I'm satisfied and I'm ready," he said. Poland's Jerzey Kowalsky pushed Davis in his heat with a good 46.5 second effort. 200 METERS 1, Glenn Davis, U.S.A ;22.5. 2, Dick Howard, U.S.A., :22.8. 3, Edmund Roudniska, France, :24.2 (French record). 4, Franco Sar, Italy :24.2. S, Siegfried Allemand, Switzer land, :25.2. HIGH JUMP 1, John Thomas, U.S.A.. i ft. V'A in. 2, Joe Faust, U.S.A., 3, Helmut Conner, Austria, 6-434. 4, Dieter Krake, West Germany, 4-2. 5, Erie Amiet, Switzerland, 4-23. HAMMER THROW 1, Hal Connolly U.S.A., 215 ft. 10'7 in. 2, Tedeusz Rut, Poland, 215-1. 3, Al Hall; U S A.. 205-V. 4, Ed Bagdonas, U.S.A., 194-8.. 5, Hans- ruedi Jost. Switzerland, 186-10. 10.000 METERS 1.- Max Truex, U.S.A. 29:35.8. 2, Karl-Heini Paetow, West Ger many,-30:09.4. 3, Paul Watschke, West Germany, 30:44 8. 4, Yves Jeannotat, Switzerland, 31:27.4., 5. Karl Rheinshagen, Switzerland, 32':26.2. 1,500 METERS I, Josef Cegledi, Aus tria, 3:46.8. 2, Herbert Mlssilla, West Ger many, 3:47.0. 3, Pete Close, U.S.A., 3:47.2. 4, Phil Coleman, U.S.A., 3:47.6. 5, Mike Wiggs, England, 3:47.8. 6, Tom Murphy, U.S.A., 3:58 0. 100 METERS (first heat)-l, Ray Nor ton, U.S.A., :10.4. 2, Kurt Gamper, West Germany, :10.6. 3, Hemz Kamler, Austria, : 10.9. 4, Marcel Stadelmann, Switzerland, : 10.9. , K. Riesen, Switzerland ; 10.9. 100 METERS (second heat) 1, Dave Sime, U.S.A., :10.5. 2, Paul Winder U S A., :!0 5. 3, Marian Foik, Poland, : 10.6- 4, Kurt Joho. Switzerland. :T0., 5. Richard Schwarzgruoer, Austria .10 9 400 METERS (first heat) 1, tis Davis, u.s., :.. 2, jerzey Kowpi- sy, Poland. :46.5. 3, Ted Woods. U.S.A. :46 8. 4, Vincenzo Lombardo, Italy :47 2. '5, Giuseppe Bommarito, Italy. :47.6. 400 METERS (second heat) 1, Jack Yerman, U S A., :46.5. 2, Earl Young U.S.A.,- :44.. 3, Hansruedi Buder, Switzerland, Rumr and Renato Panciera, Italy, :47.4 (tied). 5, Andriano Loddo, Italy, :47.7. DISCUS 1, 01 Oerter, U.S.A., 190 ft, 84 inches. 2, Rlnk Babka, U.S.A., 182- 6Vj. 3, Dick Cochran, U.S.A., 178-5. 4, Carmelo Rado, Italy, '168-lVj. 5, Stone Johnson, U.S.A., 164-144. 6, Franco Sar Italy, 154-10'j. 7, Dave Edstrom, U.S.A 144-1V2. 8, Phil Mulkey, U.S.A., 135-2'r HOP, STEP AND JUMP-1, Ira Davis, U.S.A., 52 ft. 4in. 2, Plerluigi Gatti Italy, 50 ft. Vt In. 3, Bill Sharpe, U.S.A 49 ft. 744 in. 4, Herman Stokes, U.S.A., 48 ft. 2' in.; Federico Bisson, Italy, 4 n. z' in. irieai. WlreptMtt U.S. GAMES SWIMMERS NIX SHAVE CRAZE ROME, Aug. 20-W-The have craze among the swimming set hasn't affected the formidable Indianapolis threesome of George Breen, Alan SomerS and Mike Troy. "We don't go for that stuff," said Breen, the brawny, blond freestyle veteran. "I think it's purely psychological. They may not go for it, but most of the other swimmers are giving it a try. The Australians started it all in 1956. They shaved their egs and the hairier ones had the fuzz skimmed off their chests and backs. Since -the Australians cleaned up in the game at Melbourne, swim mers in the united States followed suit.. St- m- f, "9 "iww ""T"f wfMm -r , , , - - --. y I Ur p;CAR safetwv- hn UMiiiumUK.iiih iilll.n tli 'I ii . ii mmum'mm .mm. vmiu! wpiitom !' imam u. LET US CORRECT THESE ADJUST CORRECT BALANCE BRAKES ALIGNMENT FRONT WHEELS f Z' l 3i 3 " " v"'""''' 1 ' ' f f- j! - Inapect brake lining and wbel cylinder, add fluid and pre-ctfion adjust brusa. Correct castor and csmbe-r and too-in and toe-out to manttf icturar'a specification. f miE IIF It- 1 TTtl i ENGINEERED, i w 1 .T,1S Mack layaa, TaawTra ALL SIZES LOW PRICED Ptvt taa aiiet wxappoWe fire EMERYVILLE 47tk t Sh Piill. OL 2302 BERKELEY Un1er$ity t MiWi. TH 3 S454 Rome Set For Games Opening Continued from lstSports Page coming in included 90 Indo nesians and representatives of Hungary, Czechoslovakia, the United Arab Republic, Holland, Peru, Tunisia, Turkey, Britain and France. The executive committee of the International Olympic Committee completed its ses sions and prepared a report for the general IOC meeting Monday. The report deals mainly with political problems, particularly issues involving Nationalist and communist China. Hait Equals World Mark During Trials ROME. Aug. 20-i.?WPaul Hr.it tied the world record for the 100-meter breaststroke in a recent time trial, it was disclosed today as the Americans set the dates for swim-offs for berths on two relay teams.. Gus Stager, coach of the U.S. Men's Swimming Team, said Hait, a 6 foot 4Vi, 200-pounder from San Jose, Calif., cupped off the 100 in 1:11.5 two days ago in equaling the listed world mark set by Russia's Wladimir Mina-schkin nearly three years ago. At stake in the swim-offs are berths on the 400-meter medley and the 800-meter freestyle relay teams. Phoenix Advances In Legion Tourney BEND, Ore., Aug. 20 Mt-Phoenix stayed alive and Salt Lake City dropped out of the Western Regional American Legion Junior Baseball play offs Saturday. The Arifona team shut out the Utah entry 3-0 as Phoe ruxs Bob Gordon threw a one-hitter. mime Precision balanc both front wheels and install all nec-aury weights. UP Quieter, stronger, built to last longer! Made to fit jri your car. Ruitproofed to I last longer. OAKLAND 30th t Breaiwiy. T 2-4321 SAN LEARDR0 1495 L 14tfe SL NE U3CJ El t:i OilofAr immii, K...U A rl IS L 1 1 J it WALNUT CREEK isss m mt KEEP PACE Score Hurls White Sox to 3-Hit Victory KANSAS CITY,' Aug. Herb Score pitched Chicago to a 3-0 two-hit victory over the Kansas City Athletics to. day and the White Sox' kept their pace 1V4 games behind the league leading New York Yankees. The shutout was the second in a, row for the White Sox over the .Athletics and was the Kansas City club's tenth straight defeat. Luis Aparicio drove in Jim Landis with the first run in the eighth inning. Landis had led off with a single and had gone to second on Score s sacrifice bunt before Aparicio singled into center field. The Sox added two runs in the ninth inning when Gent Freese bunted safely against reliever Ken Johnson, stole second and scored in front of i Al Smith, who hit his twelfth i home run, a drive over the left field fence. i The game was a pitching duel between a pair of once great h u r 1 e r s attempting 'Jj comebacks Score and Don ; Larsen. Score, whose career was al most ended by a line drive that struck him in the eye in: 1957, was threatened only by his own wildness. He walked ; four and heaved a wild pitch f. i but struck out, nine. Two of i I nis oases on Dans came in tne ninth inning but he got Hank J Bauer on a fly to center field I that ended the game. CHICAGO KANSAS CITY y ao I h roi f" ab r h rbi: Apsrio.il Fox 7b Sievers.tb M'noso.lf Freese, IB Smilh.rt Lollar,c Lardi,cf Score. p - 1 I Tu'iie-cf 0 0 Lumpe.2b ) 0 Care, 36 0 0 Ca'ey.jb ! O Wllitmi.lb 7 1 S.ebern.lf 0 0 Bauer, rt 0 Oaiey.c 0 0 Hamlin ss Larsen.p Jaolonskl ' Johnson, P 2 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 4 0 0 3 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 ) 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 Totals 33 3 8 3 Totals 28 0 1 : Jab'onski struck out tor Larson In llth. ; Chicago 000 000 OU-J i Kansas City . 000 000 000-0 E None. PO-A Chicago 77-4, Karsei City 2?- DP-Carey, Lumpe. LOS Chicago S, Kansas City 2B Sievei-s. Landis. 3B Smith. Frse ? S Score, Tutf'e Pitch. IP H R ER 88 S3 J Score t,4-; 2 0 0 4 I Larseo (U 1-1) .... ' ' ' Johnson 7 1 I ' WP-Scort U Stewart, Score, Fliher ty. Hurley. T-J:2. A 10.07. am CONDITIONS GET THIS STICKER ON YOUR CAR! CAR SAFETY HEADQUARTERS OAKLAND 11tl l Harrison. TE 2-1044 HAYWARD 24S1I Mistiii BryoJ. LO 2-2232 biyi ye M54i 1 !Mf mm St t 8 f! it

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