Ironwood Daily Globe from Ironwood, Michigan on May 27, 1965 · Page 8
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EIGHT IRONWOOD DAIIY BlOBE, IRONWOOD, MICHIGAN THURSDAY, MAY 27. 1965. Controversy Continues to Rage Over Clay-Liston Fight Calls Made for Investigations, Bans on Boxing By MURRAY ROSE Associated Press Sports Writer, LEWISTON, Maine (API — j Nothing seems to faze Cassius Clay. In the wake of international condemnation of the first-round; knockout of Sonny Liston, nationwide calls for a probe of boxing, and proposals in several states for the banning of boxing, the undefeated and undaunted heavyweight champion talked today of fighting Canadian champion George Chuvalo or form er champion Floyd Patterson next, or "anyone the public picks." "Maybe I should fight three of them — Floyd Patterson, George Chuvalo and Ernie Terrell'— in one night," said Clay. "But who would bet on Chuvalo, Patterson and Terrell to beat me?" All three want the next shot at Clay, despite his one-punch kayo of Liston Tuesday night in one minute, two minutes, or take your pick of the time. The question of the time may be officially decided before long. But how much power really was generated by that one short, right-hand blow to Liston's left cheekbone never will be known by anyone except Lis- fon. Either the cocky 23-year-old Clay unlashed one of the mightiest punches ever or Liston's ability or desire to take a punch was gene. Clay, Liston, referee Jersey Joe Walcott and Patterson ail say it was a hard smash. Chu- valo, who dashed Into the ring Tuesday night to argue with Clay, charged the knockout was "fl fflT*f*P ** "Listen's reflexes were slow and his coordination was gone," said ringsider Jimmy Braddock, one of the many ex-heavyweight kings at the fight. "He got hit a good shot and fell apart. A fighter is the last one to know when he's finished." Arriving home in Denver, Liston remarked that he had gotten a "fast shuffle," but did not explain the statement. Sonny said he'd like to fight Clay /again, "but I guess I'll have to give some other guys a chance." Liston said he thought Walcott separated him and Clay because the round was over. "I thought maybe I didn't hear the bell or something," he said. "It was a real hard smash." said Patterson, who added, "I want to fight Clay more than ever now. I haven't seen any body throw a right hand like Clay since Joe Louis. But I believe I know how to beat him." "I'm not afraid of Clay;" said Chuvalo, the Canadian champion from Toronto who lost to Patterson in a savage 12-rounder Feb. 1. "Nobody's knocked me down and Clay won't either. All I ask is the chance at him." Terrell, the Chicago string- bean who was named champion by the World Boxing Association after the WBA stripped Clay of his title for signing for the re turn bout with Liston, has repeatedly challenged Cassius to fight him. A Chuvalo-Clay fight would put Merv McKenzie, the president of the WBA in a terrible dilemma. He is from Toronto, one of the sites proposed for the fight. McKenzie called the Clay-Liston fight "unfitting, illegal and a disgrace to boxing." Clay, after he had won the title when Liston quit on his stool 15 months ago, said right after that fight that "Liston is an amateur who should be made to fight his way up again." Clay made Liston look like an amateur again, if you took the fight as you saw it. But Just like many of the fans in the small high school hockey rink Tuesday night who chanted "fake" and "fix," newspapers from California to Moscow carried bold headlines screaming of "farce," "fraud" and "fake." In Washington, D.C., Sen. John O. Tower, E-Tex., called for another Congressional investigation of boxing and described the Tuesday bout as the "nadir of a sport." Rep. Robert H. Michel, R-I11., proposed a probe of the fight, calling it "quite a fraud" and "a disgrace to boxing." Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., who has had a shot at it before, said he would propose a 1965 verson of his bill to create the office of a federal boxing commissioner with the machinery f r investigation of controversial} professional bouts. He said ^e will Introduce it in the Sen •te, probably next week. Pre- 11 ioiiis efforts to set up a federal bpx)ng commissioner have died. Other renewed calls for feder- •J iupervision of the battered ••nd* deflated sport came from farmer heavyweight champions Cffpe Tunney and Jack Demp- •ey, former Olympic champion Eagan, WBA Commis,At* J. Greene, legisla- James Ippolite, Bessemer High School Senior, Gets VFW Award BESSEMER — The Bessemer! Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Trophy award was presented to James Ippolite, A. D. Johnston High School senior, in JAMES IPPOLITE recognition of his outstanding record of athletic performance, scholastic achievement, character and citizenship during his tors in many states, former postmaster general James A. Farley and many other public officials. Because of the controversy over the time of the knockout, Walcott's failure to pick up the timekeeper's count, the accounts of a "phantom" and a "thunder and lightning" punch, more money will be added to the promotional purse by an added television show. The American Broadcasting Co. said the fight will be shown on its television network Saturday from 4 to 5:30 p.m., EST. The sale price was not disclosed. Clay and Liston each will gross about $600,000 for the fight. The time of the bout may be officially decided soon by the Maine Boxing Commission. The timers announced a one-minute knockout after the bout. An unofficial viewing of the film by newsmen using stop watches Wednesday showed Liston floored at 1:44, up at 1:56, and declared out by Walcott at 2:11 Duncan MacDonald, a member of the Maine Commission, said the three-man commission would get a copy of the television tape and a radio tape "and will consider everything at a full meeting, later.", It was obvious, however, the old time record of 1:28 for a heavyweight title fight will still stand. That was set, accordng to the Ring Record Book, by Tommy Burns when he downed Jim Roche in Dublin, March 17, 1908. Aurora Pounds Smeeth's Club The Aurora Athletic Club won a resounding 28-13 decis ion over Smeeth's Wednesday evening in the second game of a doubleheader in the Ironw o o d Slow-Pitch Softball League. Smeeth's got off to a first inning lead with a lone tally and also scored one run in the second but a two-run surge by Aur ora tied the game going into the third inning. Aurora continued to put on the scoring pressure in the next two innings while Smeeth's attack came to a sudden standstill and the winners led at the end of the fourth inning 7-2. Smeeth's came through with five scores in the next two innings and held Aurora to only one but a seven- run seventh inning combined with an 11-run eighth inning put the winners out of reach of the Smeeth's unit. Jack Richards put the spark into the Aurora hitting attack with a pair of homers and Ken Borawskl also hit a four-bagger. The big guns at the plate for Smeeth's were Don Morin and Kermit Nordling, both with home runs. The winninng pitcher was Bill Zawlocki and the loser was Joe Krause. After winning his first five races, Hempen ran 10th and last In the Gardent State. three years in high school. The award, presented by thel County Seat VFW Post, institut-1 ed as the Outstanding Sen i o r j Athlete of the year award, is | dedicated by the post. In memory of former Speed Boy athletes who paid the supreme sacrifice In World War II for the welfare of humanity. Ippolite is the eighth Speed Boy to receive this award. The others are James Corgiat, Gerald Felix, David Nemacheck, Roland Carlson, Robert Carpenedo, Byron Johnson and Anton Plesh. In selecting Ippolite as the candidate for the award, the judges note that he not only was outstanding in athletics, but in scholarship and in participation in extra-curricular fields and in his general attitudes toward t h e welfare of high school life. He took part in football and track during his three years in high school; played basketb a 11 and baseball for one year: took part in the ROTC program two years; took the college preparatory course and maintained an average of 3.480 out of a possible four in scholarship dur ing his high school career; was active in student government as president of the junior class and student council representative; was active in Senior Government Day, delegated as speaker; served on the staff of the "Crier," student publication; took part in the senior class play; was active in the "Pep" Club; was prom king, and a member of the homecoming royalty. Ippolite is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Ippolite. He plans to enter Marquette University in the fall, to major in dentistry. Wakefield Will Be Host to UP. Class C-D Tennis Tourney Frrday Lou Brock Wins Battle, but Maury Wills Is Winning War ligers, Yankees In 1st Meeting By BERNIE KENNEDY Associated Press Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — New York manager Johnny Keane will learn tonight how his team fares against this year's edition of the Detroit Tigers. Wednesday night's scheduled game between the Tigers and Yankees was postponed because of rain. It will be replayed as part of a twi-night doubleheader but the date has not been decided. + * * Keane, making his first circuit of the American League, met informally with members of the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America Wednesday. He admitted that his eighth- place Yankees have been treated roughly by seven of the teams they have met so far. They are slated to play in Chicago over the weekend for their first meeting with the White Sox. Keane, who resigned as manager of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals last year and later signed to manage the Yankees, had a number of ideas on the new team and differences between the two leagues. "There is no doubt in my mind that we would have a better team if we had not suffered so many injuries," Keane said. Keane has played his starting nine as a complete unit only once—on opening day. * * * Since then, Mickey Mantle and Roger Marls have been sidelined for lengthy periods due to assorted injuries. And catcher Elston Howard recently underwent surgery "and is not due back until June 13. Keane said he heard a lot about the Tigers' Jim Northrup and Ray Oyler while making the rounds of the winter banquet circuit. He termed shortstop Dick McAuliffe -a "scrappy player." Asked what he Intended to pitch to Willie Horton, who is expected to return to the lineup. Keane said he didn't know. "We'll just have to wait and see on him. And, we'll ask if any of our players have a line on what weaknesses he has. if any," Keane said. Pitchers Joe Sparma and Whitey Ford were the announced probables Wednesday WAKEFIELD - The 21st annual Upper Peninsula Class "C-D" tennis tournament will be staged at Wakefield Friday. Schools competing in the 1965 event will include Alpha, Crystal Falls and host Wakefield. Wakefield's Cardinals are the defending "C-D" champions, having won the title for the second year in a row at Crystal Falls a year ago. In the 1964, meet the Cardinals tallied llVa points, with Alpha in the run- nerup spot with 8V 2 points and host Crystal Falls netted 3 : U points. Crystal Falls has been tabbed as the favorite in this year's event. The Trojans, under the tutelage of Ken VanHolla, former Bessemer netter, have virtually the same lineup back from last year's team. To date the Falls netters have see red dual meet victories over Wakefield, Kingsford, twice and Iron Mountain twice, but drop p e d meets to Stambaugh. A p h a's Mastadons are an unknown entrant this year, with no dual meet scores available. Wakefield's defending champion Cardinals have posted dual meet victories over I r on Mountain. Menominee, Ironwood and Negaunee, while losing to Marquette, Stambaugh and Crystal Falls. In addition the Cards regained the M-W Conference net title this year from Ashland. The Crystal Falls Trojans placed second to S t a m- baugh, perennial winner, in the Menominee Range meet last week. Meet play will get underway on Friday at 9:30 a.m., with matches scheduled for the Wakefield and Bessemer High School courts. Roger Koski-Jerry M a ki, Wakefield, are the defend i n g doubles champions, having defeated their teammates, Terry Salmi-Jim Smith, a year ago at Crystal Falls, 7-5, 3-6, 6-3, while Bernard Alexa, Alpha, copped the singles crown a year ago, defeating Wakefield's Bob Jurkovich, 6-1, 6-1. Koskl and Maki are back to defend their title, while Alexa has gra* uated. Many of last year's meet participants are back from last year and the meet is expected to be closely contested. In drawings made ear Her this week by meet mana g e r , Eugene Maki, the following opening round matches are scheduled: SINGLES Opening round at 9:30 a.m. Bill Stream (CF) vs Gary Waligursky (A) at Central, the winner will play Jim Smith (W) at Central at 10:30 a.m. Dan Seppa (W) vs Gregory Leonard! (A) at Wakefield. John Petranek (W) vs Gary Friestrom (CF) at Bessemer. Tim Stankewicz (A) vs Bill Kallio (A) at Wakefield at 10:30. The semi-finals and finals matches will be played at Wakefield and Bessemer at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. DOUBLES 9:30 matches: Al Inkala-Sheldon Jakkola (W) vs Bruce Trudell-Dennis Ski b o (A), with winner meeting Dave Campana-Mark Si m e o n i (CF at 10:30 at Bessemer. Earl Lepisto-Randy Bjork (A) vs Mike Casanova-Leo Schiavo (CF) at 9:30 at Wakefield. 10:30 matches: David Kudwa-Dennis Tebout (A) vs John Valesano-Bill Lehotsky (W) at Bessemer. Roger Koski-Jerry Maki (W) vs Dick Horner-Ron Albie r o (CF) at Wakefield. The serni-finals will be played at 1:30 p.m. at Wakefield and the finals are slated for 3 p.m. at Wakefield. Twins Unload 3 More Bombs In Outlasting Red Sox 9-7 By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer i Minnesota's bombs soon may be banned In Boston. The Twins unloaded three more bombs Wednesday night as they outlasted the Red Sox 97 and moved into first place tn the American League The home-run barrage gave the Twins eight In their first two! days in Boston this season. That| put them far ahead of their 1964 pace at Fenway when they hit 13 homers In nine games. Earl Wilson was the victim of the Twins' latest assault. Bob Allison Ignited the attack, slamming a three-run homer in the first Inning. Harmon Killebrew Schedule Is Set By Little League MERCER — The following is the schedule for the 1965 Mercer-Flambeau Little League: May 17 Yankees vs Cubs Pirates vs Braves May 19 Cubs vs Pirates Braves vs Yankees May 24 Braves vs Cubs Yankees vs Pirates May 26 Pirates vs Braves Yankees vs Cubs May 30 Braves vs Yankees Cubs vs Pirates June 2 Yankees vs Pirates Braves vs Cubs June 7 Yankees vs Cubs Pirates vs Braves June 9 Cubs vs Pirates Braves vs Yankees June 14 Braves vs Cubs Yankees vs Pirates June 16 Pirates vs Braves Yankees vs Cubs June 21 Braves vs Yankees Cubs vs Pirates June 23 Cubs vs Braves Pirates vs Yankees June 28 Yankees vs Cubs Pirates vs Braves June 30 Cubs vs Pirates Braves vs Yankees July 5 Braves vs Cubs Yankees vs Pirates July 7 Pirates vs Braves Yankees vs Cubs July 12 Braves vs Yankees Cubs vs Pirates July 14 Yankees vs Pirates Braves vs Cubs July 19 Ail-Star game continued It to the third with a bases-empty blast, and Tony Oliva finished It with a leadoff homer In the fifth The final homer also helped finish Wilson, who left the game after the next batter, Killebrew. reached first on Ed Bressoud's error. •* * * While Minnesota was winning its fifth game in the last six, the Chicago White Sox were losing their sixth in the last seven, a 31 decision to Cleveland, and dropping into second place, seven percentage points behind the Twins. In other AL games, Kansas City defeated Baltimore 6-3 and Los Angeles edged Washington 2-1. Rain washed out New York at Detroit. Oliva's homer, his eighth, tied the Red Sox 6-6 andn triggered a four-run rally. Earl Battey doubled in two of the runs, and Allison, who walked, scored on a grounder by Zoilo Versalles. Boston erupted for five runs In the second inning, Carl Yas- trzemski driving in three with a double. Cleveland's Luis Tiant and Chicago's Gary Peters were engaged in a scoreless duel until the seventh Inning. Chico Salmon doubled with two out, and the Indians were on their way to a three-run rally. Chuck Hinton singled in Salmon and scofed on Max Alvis' double. Tiant held Chicago to five hits. * * * Diego Segui pitched a five- hitter and rapped three singles while Bert Campaneris contributed three runs-batted-ln to the Kansas City cause. Campaneris homered following a Segui single, tying the game 3-3 in the fifth inning. Jim Gentile then socked his 10th homer, putting the Athletics ahead to stay. Pete Richert held Los Angeles to one hit through eight innings — Joe Adcock's fourth-inning homer — but had to give way to Bennie Daniels in the ninth because of the heat. The Angels won it in that inning when Jose Cardenal singled, stole second and came home on Jim Fregosi's single. Two Top Pros Enter Tourney GRAND BLANC (AP) — Sam Snead and Dow Finsterwalcl have entered next week's $100,000 Buick Open golf tournament. Snead is golf's No. 2 all-time money winner. Finsterwald has finished second in three of the previous seven tourneys played at the Warwick Hills Golf & Country Club. Their entrance brings to 149 the list for the starting field of 144, the PGA limit. Approximately 60 are exempt under PGA rules from the qualifying round at the Flint Golf Club Tuesday, June 2. The tournament will be held June 3-6. Minor League Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Rochester 6, Buffalo 4 Syracuse 10, Toronto 7 Atlanta 7, Jacksonville 0 Columbus at Toledo, rain Pacific Coast League San Diego 6, Arkansas 2 Okla. City 7. Indianapolis 2. 2nd game, rain Vancouver 8, Portland 7, 10 innings Seattle 4, Tacoma 3, 11 innings Spokane 4, Hawaii 1 GREAT GIFTS for a GREAT GUY • DRESS WEAR • SPORTSWEAR •ACCESSORIES MROFCHAK'S Ironweed-Ph. 932-2422 Start The Road to Success In FREEMAN SHOES £ GRADUATION SUIT from Mrofchak's DAVE'S Zephyr SPECIALS 5 Quarts Zephyr ALL SEASON 10 W-30 MOTOR OIL . (Cash & Carry) GARBAGE CANS 2c ° ap " a8 £ yn 50 Ft. '/2-inch I.D. GARDEN HOSE .... *• • DAVE'S ZEPHYR SERVICE Corner of Suffolk and Frederick Sts. Ironwood Phone 932-9826 SIX-PAK SPECIAL Six 12.os. disposable bottles *HAMM'S *SCHLITZ *BLATZ *PABST *BUDWEISER MIX 'EM OR MATCH 'EM SPECIALS! 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And he hinted that it just might be the guy who played shortstop for the Dodgers. Carlson's Tops Standard 76-8 The Carlson's Super Ma r k e t team rolled to its secon d straight Ironwood Slow-Pi t c h Softball League victory Wednesday night with a 16-8 win over the Standard Oil Squad. Carlson's league record n o w stands at 2-0. Standard Oil started the scoring with, a pair of runs in the first inning, but Carlson's tallied three runs in the second. The winners added to the margin in the third with four runs and again in the fourth inning came up with a single score. Standard initiated a rally in the fifth inning with five runs and Carlson's crossed the plate twice. Carlson's scored again in the sixth with three runs, in the eighth with one run and In the ninth inning with two runs while Standard could manage only a single run in its half of the final inning. Tony Kutz belted out a double, triple and a home run to aid the Carlson win and Andy Hendrickson came through with a home run and a double for the winners. Theron (C h u c k) Peterson chalked up the win on tha mound. Al Norman homered for the losers and also hit a double while Bob Olson and Bob Sertich also connected for round-trippers in the losing cause. Gene Alonen was the losing hurler. Charley Taylor, Washington Redskins rookie rusher last fall, caught 53 passes, a record for a National Football League running back. "I think it's possible to break the record," Wills said. "And the way I feel I think I can go at top speed all the way. I feel better than when I was 18. Maybe I'm getting my second wind." Brock, on the other hand, still is learning how to use his first wind. He's only 25 — eight years younger than wills — and didn't, develop into a Wills-type stealing threat until he was turned loose after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs last June. The Cardinals' victory pulled the defending world champions to within I'/a games of the first- place Dodgers, who stayed one game ahead of Cincinnati in the tightening NL struggle as the Reds bowed to Houston 8-3. Elsewhere, Milwaukee belted San Francisco 10-4, Pittsburgh upended Philadelphia 5-3 and the Chicago Cubs edged the New York Mets 8-6 in 10 innings. Brock scored the first Cardinal run in the first inning on Ken Boyer's sacrifice fly but the Dodgers tied it in the second on singles by Ron Fairly and Lou Johnson, a walk and a double- play grounder. The Cardinals brought home the winner in 6the seventh on successive singles by Bob Uecker, Curt Simmons and Julian Javier. Simmons got the victory with a five-hitter for a 3-5 record, outdueling Sandy Koufax, now 6-3. Jim Wynn was the big gun for the Astros against the Reds, driving in four runs in support of Bob Bruce's five-hit, 13- strikeout pitching. Wynn singled home a run in the first, .broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run triple in the third and hit his seventh homer in the fifth inning as Bill McCopl was tagged with the loss in his first start. The Braves bombed Giant ace Juan Marichal for 11 hits and nine runs in 3 2-3 innings, with Joe Torre and Felipe Alou each hitting a pair of homers. Torre drove in five runs and Alou three with the shots that sent Marichal down to his fourth loss against seven victories. The Pirates snapped a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning when Andre Rodgers doubled, moved to third on a long fly and sped home on a two-out bunt by Manny Mota. Willie Stargell padded the margin with his eighth homer. The Mets replaced the Pirates in 10th place when former teammate George Altman hit a two- run homer for the Cubs' victory in the 10th inning. The Mets had tied the score with a two-run sixth-inning rally after the Cubs built an early lead behind Vic Roznovsky's three-run homer. 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