Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 30, 1974 · Page 23
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Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, June 30, 1974
Page 23
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NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla„ Sunday, Jane 80,1974 Page ft Daly Risks Reese Was Pulling For Aaron #/ LOS ANGELES (UPI)—The But the fact that Ruth's must have been a million kids Reese was asked $12 Million MARGARET KEEFFEE (L), JANLIYN JONES Local Gymnasts Place 3rd, 4th NEW YORK (UPI) -* » 'Do you know Cassius Clay?' "They asked it Just that way, 'Cassius Clay'—not Muhammad AH." John Daly was momentarily bemused as he relaxed at his deak in the Hemdale Leisure Corporation's posh offices on Park Avenue and spoke of his recent visit to Kinshasa, Zaire. He smiled, recalling the day when youngsters left their soccer game to ask him about the fight that was coming to their dty v ' "You know how Alt keeps saying 'there's no Foremans in Africa?' That it's 'All' country? Well, these youngsters simply wanted to know If I knew 'Cassiua Clay' and 'the champion, George Foreman.' "All Is certainly the showman, but I think he may be surprised to find that not all of Africa knows him as All and idolizes him. The fight is the thing." Daly, the 36-year-old London entrepreneur who was making about $28 a week a dozen years ago, Is the man who put together the financial package which In September will bring All and Foreman Into the ring in the former capital of the Belgian Congo. The $12 million risk venture Is Daly's firm's first In the fight world after dazzling success in British music, leisure, motion picture, theatre and television fields, and although his father was a lightweight boxer, Daly has never been Interested In the sport. He frankly admits he looks upon AH and Foreman the same way he looks upon singers, actors, or anyone connected with the leisure or entertainment businesses. "People In those fields are well paid for doing their work," he observes, "and I think the two fighters are really just extremely worthwhile for a business enterprise such as this. I've met them both, just casually. I must admit, however, that I found their row at that dinner a little sad. I think two men as important as they are ought to be careful to confine their fighting to the ring on Sept. 24." Daly Is supremely confident his firm and the two others- Video Techniques Inc. and Don King Productions — associated with the promotion are on solid financial grounds. There Is on deposit In Swiss banks $5 million for each man, to be picked up 24 hours after the bout. LOS ANGELES (UPI)-The old man with the fungo bat stood on the sidelines and played a game of balls and strikes with a smiling Bob liver. Oliver, third baseman-first baseman with the California Angels, marveled as Jimmie Reese, from approximately 60 feet away, fired strike after strike past him—off the fungo bat. In his 51st season in baseball, Reese, 68, s an Angel coach who is happiest when he's on the field at Anaheim Stadium. "I feel great," said Reese, a teammate of Babe Ruth with the New York Yankees in 1930 and 1931. "As long as I keep swinging my fungo, I'll be okay." Reese and Ruth were extremely close when they were teammates. They roomed together during two spring training camps. "Mrs. Ruth still calls me every time the Angels are in New York,'' said Reese. As a relic from another era, Reese has spent the past two seasons answering questions about the Babe and the man who chased and caught Ruth's home run record, Henry Aaron. Reese was pulling for Aaron all the way. "I was very happy for Henry," the Angel coach said. "He has had 2,000 more times at bat than the Babe but he still broke the record." But the fact that Ruth'i career mark of 714 home runs has been broken has not dimmed Reese's memories of the Babe. "He was the greatest to play the game," said Reese. "And he would have been the first to congatulate Henry if he was alive. "1 particularly remember the way he treated kids. At heart, he was a big kid himself. I remember one day we came out of Yankee Stadium and there must have been a million kids waiting for the Babe. Do you know what he did? "He signed autographs for an hour and a half. I know because I had to wait. He was the greatest drawing card baseball ever had. He was a great player and a great human being.'' Reese defended Ruth against his critics. "Sure, Babe liked to take a drink occasionally," he said. "But he was always ready to play." Reese, was asked if Aaron's record would ever be broken. "If someone does," he replied, "It'll be a quarter of a century before it happens. "You know I felt two fellas had a good chance before Henry; Ted Williams and Willie McCovey. But Williams lost a lot of time in the service and McCovey had a problem with injuries." Reese will celebrate his 69th birthday Oct. 1. Margaret Keeffee and Janityn Jones from the Panama City Gymnaststlcs Club placed third and fourth, respectively, In the eight-state Regional USGF meet in Miami. At the end of the advanced compulsory routines, Janilyn was in second place In the meet. Margaret came on strong during the optional routines to capture third place all around with a score of 66.95. Miss Jones was close behind her with 65.65. Eileen Huck from Coral Cables took first place with 69.82, followed by Lisa Martin from Miami with 67.55 and Karen Ginsburg from Miami 6th with 65.45. Miss Keeffee placed second In all events except vaulting in which she placed seventh. Miss Jones placed third in vaulting, fourth in balance beam, sixth in uneven bars, and seventh in free exercise. Miss Huck will represent this eight-state region at the National USGF Junior Olympic meet In Kansas In August. Jane Allen Ties For Top Jane Allen of Panama City's St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club tied for first place In the Adams Cup preliminaries at Biloxi, Miss., and qualified for the semifinal regatta in Dallas, Tex. Mrs. Allen won two races and finished second In two and tied Barbara Stieffel, Bay St. Louis, Miss., for first place. Both women will go to Dallas. Mrs. Allen's crew consisted of Lyn Smith and Jill Barnes. NOTICE THE REGISTRATION BOOKS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 10th. AND OCTOBER 1st. PRIMARIES WILL CLOSE JULY 27th. AT 5 P.M. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY REGISTERED, WE URGE YOU TO DO SO NOW TO AVOID STANDING IN LINE LATER. THE REGISTRATION OFFICE IN THE BAY COUNTY COURT HOUSE IS OPEN FROM 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. DAILY. WE WILL ALSO BE IN THE FOLLOWING PLACES TO TAKE FOUNTAIN, PftfCMCT 1, JULY 2 AT 6 P.M. PARKER CITY HALL, PRECINCT SO, JULY 9 AT 6 P.M. SOUTNPORT, PRECINCT 7, JULY 16 AT 6 P.M. WEST IAY MEN'S CLM, PRECINCT 5, JULY 23 AT 6 P.M. I TO FURTHER HELP EVERY ELIGIBLE PERSON GET REGISTERED, WE WILL KEEP THE OFFICE IN THE COURT HOUSE OPEN EVERY SATURDAY BEGINNING SATURDAY JUNE 29th. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS CONCERNING REGISTRATION OR ELECTIONS CALL 785-7073 OR 763,8295. IGLADYS A. CHAPMAN SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS SPACE WHO NEEDS IT? Are Tools, Supplies, Furniture, Records., Surplus Stock, Boats, Etc. Taking up valuable space at home or. your place off business? SOLVE ME STORAGE IN YOUR SPACE PROBLEMS 12' x 10', 12' x 20' 12' x 30' Self-Servicestorage units can provide you with secure, convenient, economical storage space. GRAND OPENING 15% DISCOUNT DURING JULY t AUGUST HIGHWAY 77 Across From Entrance to Mosely High School 769-5082 24 Mouc Access You Keep The Key * * ******* * it it it it it it it it it it ATTENTION! J PANAMA CITY HOUSING MOBILE HOME SALES AND PANAMA CITY MOBILE HOME J *REPOSESSION LOT HAVE COMBINED THEIR INVENTORIES AT ONE LOCATION TO J * OFFER THE PEOPLE OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA THE LARGEST SELECTION OF * * MOBILE HOMES IN THE HISTORY OF THIS AREA. WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER 24 * J HOUR SERVICE, BANK FINANCING AND THE LOWEST PRICES AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST. I ALL HOMES WILL BE LOCATED Vi MILE NORTH OF 15TH ST. ON TRANSMITTER * ROAD. *C0ME BY AND SEE WHY EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT PANAMA CITY HOUSING AND PANAMA CITY MOBILE HOMES REPOSSESSION LOT. * x * i pj ™5v **************** *?*'***************•*• v* 1 ?*** 2 ** * *

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