8 - Monday, May 17,1965 Rsdiands Daily Facts Humphrey confronted with difficult role By Doris Fleeson WASHINGTON - Vice-President Hubert Humphrey has many roles to play in the Great Society, and so far he is pleasing both the show's producer, President Johnson, and his public. But politics is like an iceberg in that eight-nmths of its mass is below water. The Vice-President tries hard to stroll serenely on the one-ninth which is visible to the naked eye, never complaining and never explaining. Last week, however, the footing was slippery and he did not escape some slight embarass- ment. A liberal by conviction, the Vice-President has favored outlawing all poll taxes. He belongs, therefore, with the bipartisan coalition of House and Senate liberals who are trjing to Insert into the voting rights bill a flat ban on poll taxes in slate elections. In the Senate they were opposed by a coalition led by Democratic and Republican leaders Mike iMansfield and Everett Dirksen, who had the President with them. Besides holding first place in Ihe Presidential succession, the Vice-President has only one constitutional duty, which is to preside over the Senate and break a voting tie. At first it did not seem that Humphrey had to take sides publicly in the Senate polltax fight, but as actual voting neared, it became clear that a tie was indeed possible. Humphrey friends, among them Walter Beuther, head of the United Auto Workers, foresaw his peril and, for that and other reaons, sought a compromise. It was too late. The proposed ban went to a vote and lost 49-45, a moral victory for which Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts gets major credit. A switch of two votes would have forced the Vice-President to break a tie. Though he was spared that embarrassment, he has been denying that he lobbied on the floor against the ban just before the roll call. Few Democrats believe that the Kennedy brothers. Senators Robert and Edward, will lightly concede to the Vice-President the right to succeed President Johnson in 1973 or earlier if fate decrees. All three have the same minority power base and, ob^ sriously, Humphrey is jealously guarding his title to it. It appears that if Senator John Sherman Cooper, tlie Kentucky Republican liberal, were more political or more mischie reus, he could have sharpened ihe poll tax thorn. His colleague, Sen. Thruston Morton, had promised to stick with Cooper, ivho is up for "re-election next year and has an important stake in civil rights legislation. Cooper chose to stick with the leadership. The Vice-President can expect similar problems; in fact, he has had them. He has been described as a convert to big business after making a speech to an important private gathering 3f what Franklin Roosevelt called "economic royalists." The next morning he was giving the new president of tlie Steelworkers a careful account of his views. As he looks to the complex New York elections next fall, which have been energized by Rep. John Lindsay's decision to run for mayor, he can console himself with the thought that Sen. Robert Kennedy is even more firmly trapped. Kennedy must do all he can to help his only major rival in the state. Mayor Robert Wagner, defeat Lindsay. (Copyright. 1935, by United Feature Syndicate, Inc.) WESTERN BOOK SHELF By DONALD B. THACKREY United Press International SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Over the years Uie Golden Gate Bridge has intrigued many persons — dreamers, travellers, servicemen, suicides and camera bugs among them. It also has intrigued a former San Francisco newspaperman named Allen Brown. As a result Brown has WTilten a book, just published by Doubleday & Company, on the subject. It is entitled "Golden Gate" and subtitled "Biography of a Bridge." Brown oiscusscs the first visions of a bridge to connect San Francisco to Marin county and follows the planners up through the completed structure. But he docs not content himself with the facts of how a bridge district came into being and how a bridge was built. He tolls the stories of many of tlie workers on the bridge, of many of the stunts that involved it and of many of the people who have chosen to end their life by jumping from the span. Tlie book includes 15 plioto- graphs. including one of several workers falling to tlieir death when the traveling scaffold upon which they were workuig fell into the safety net. ripping it away from the bridge's underside. The safely net, incidentally, saved 19 lives and kept the Goiden Gate from living up to bridge workers' predictions that bridges of ils sort cost a life for every million dollars of con- stniction costs. Bro^-n also includes a handy facts-at-a-glance page that tells the reader everythmg from the date construction started (Jan. 5, 1933) to tlie amount of con- Explosion rocks coal Mine in Wales TO.NYP.-UvDY, V/ales (UPD- An explosion ripped through one of the largest coal mines in north Wales today, killing at least six miners and trapping others 600 feet underground. Nearly six hours after the blast, rescue teams had brought out six bodies and 12 miners suffering from shock and injuries. Reports on the number ofj men trapped in the blast were confused. First reports said at least 30 men were in the tunnel. The blast occurred at the Cambrian colliery, high on the side of Rhondda Valley, a famous Welsh coal mining region. The road up to the pithead was lined with tense, silent women, some of them carrying children in their arms. They were waiting for news of tlieir men. The blast occurred while the men were working in a mechanized coal plough face. This is a mining operation in which the coal is cut from the coal face by a mechanized plough. Crete used (330,000 cubic yards) and including the number of wires used in each cable which holds up tlie suspension part of the bridge (27,572 wires). S.AN FRANCISCO (UPI) — There are several reasons why the author of a novel may want to hide behind a pseudonym. Despite the standard disclaimer that all characters therein are fictitious and that resemblances lo the quick or the dead arc coincidcnlal, the novelist is not always safe — especially if his main source of income is from a non-writing job. Suppose you were a Hungarian scholar with a mild, harmless sexual aberration who taught middle European history in a small Catholic girls' college in New Jersey. Or knew such a person. In that case you might well sign your novel "By Felix Bastian." Whoever Felix Bastian is. and it is admittedly a pseudonym, he has a great deal of fun in his novel "The Enclaves," just published by Doublcday & Coom- pany. He pokes fun at sex, religion, scholarship, nationalism and such other varied targets as health foods and honeymoons. And the reader has fun too. Most of tlie Ininior is subtle and subdued, making one think Bastian is probably a college professor. But on the ether hand, his descriptions of an ethnic argument among a group of Magyars and of an engagement party pu! on by a wild Hungarian chef for a compatriot who has become "engaged" to a Negro prostitute might lead to the belief that Bastian is a long lost Marx brother or the script writer for Llie Three Stooges. The book also includes some ibscure facts that may be historical—or might represent Bastian as a tongue-m-cheek leg-pullcr. SIDE GLANCES By GUI Fox e IKS W KM. W. TJK. li «i W. Oft 'I'm going to learn to drive this tiling if it takes till it's paid for!" Fifty-two satisfied WASHINGTON (UPI)—Fifty- two per cent of Americans are satisfied with the U.S. handling of affairs in Viet Nam, according to the Gallup poll. The poll, published Sunday, showed that 27 per cent believed the situation was being badly handled and 21 per cent had no opinion. An earlier sun'ey showed 55 per cent supported U.S. policy in Viet Nam. Not for Scotland LONDON (UPI) — The Scottish National party will write the postmaster general here that stamps marking the TDOlh anniversary of Parliament should not be sold in Scotland because .. . "the anniversary is a purely English affair commemorating an obscure meet- uig of the medieval English pariiament." Whatever displeasure Gene Mauch, manager of the Phillies, might show about the nonchal ance of first baseman Dick Stuart (he benched him as one gesture) doesn't count as much as the no-comment disapproval of the other Phils . . . who feel the first baseman disturbs the style of selfless play bred in them by Mauch . . . Walt Blum, the nation's leading rider of thoroughbreds last year, is from Brooklyn. His first mount was a stable pony on the bridle paths of Prospect Park near old Ebbetts Field . . . Last winter, Frank Catron?, trainer for Mrs. Ada L. Rice's stable, a.sked Blum to work a young colt that had raced only once as a two-year-old and finished out of the money. Blum gave him a blow out and liked the horse. Catrone scheduled the Jockey to ride him in a race on Dec. 29 at Santa Anita. That was the day Blum took a nasty, near-tragic spill which hospital ized him. It knocked hib out of future mounts on Uie horse . . . which turned out to be Lucky Debonair, winner of the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown candidate. P.S.: Blum has yet to ride in the Derby. . . Moving the Liston-Clay fight from Boston to Lewiston, Me., gave it a shot in arm. At least it put that sorry spectacle in the papers for a few days . . . A tennis nut in this area of golf is Richie Ashburn. tlie old ma.ior league centerficlder, now a radio-TV spieler for the Phillies. Richie offers to play a match with any tennis player| in tlie country—and he wouldn't use a racquet. Ashbum would field the shots bare-handed, throw his return "shot" across the net, and take it from there . . . When Ralph Terry was traded from the Yankees to the Indians, ho determined to come into camp in the best shape of his life. So he spent the Kansas winter throwing to Bud Schaffer, his partner in the oil drilling business . . . Mel Anthony, Michigan's Rose Bowl fullback, used an agent to dicker with the Cleveland Browns. All he asked for was a 530,000 bonus and a 530,000 no- cut contract for three years. And all he has to beat out is Jimmy Brown. So coach Glanton Collier told him to go talk !o someone else . . . Uke Denver 3f the .AFL. Collier provided a footnote to the great performance of linebacker Galen Fiss in the Colts-Browns championship game. Fiss, never the strongest tackier in the world, broke his finger during the season. Tills, accorduig to CoUier, made him get closer to the nin- ners and knock them down with more force . . . Olympic gymnast Muriel Davis Grossfeld is now a pro, a youth consultant for Campbell soups, but still w^orks out on the parallel bars for kicks. She started initially as a liigh div- mg champ . . , Frank Broyles, Arkansas' vol- Long Beach wins track championship H.AWARD (UPI) — Long Beach State ruled as Pacific Coast NCAA regional college track and field champion today. The Forty Niners w-on the title Saturday by six points—55 to 49 — over Far West Conference champion Nevada. Long Beach won by capturing four firsts in the 19-coIlege field. Two meet records were set — by Hayvvard State's John Lodin in the six mile run (31:03.8) and Lee Johnson of Redlands in the shot put (58 feet, 11 inches). John Rambo of Long Beach, an Olympic bronze medalist, was forced to withdraw from the high jump after suffering a torn calf muscle when he missed at 64. Walter Blum uble coach, blew into New York tor a sports dinner and got tak en immediately by a cabbie for a 10-buck fare. Talk got around to the pros invading the cam puses, and Frank smgled out the Minnesota Vikings as the worst offenders. Said they blatantly tried to get one of his Arkansas gridders to sign a contract before the draft — and a month before their Cotton Bowl windup . . . This'U kill the hockey purists. Maurice Richard, the Rocket, 3ne of the all-time greats, is in (avor of getting rid of the blue lines and settling for a center line to open up the action . . . Between you'n'me, the Sonny Liston camp has secretly solicited the help of a famous boxing figure to help with the strategy for the Clay fight. Finger leads use to golf title PALM DESERT (UPI)-Sherman Finger led defending champion University of Southern California to the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) golf tiUe Saturday as he took the individual crown. Finger fired rounds of 71-7069-76 over the two-day tournament for a 72 - hole total of 286. Teammate Jerry Preuss was right behind him with a 289. Final team scores included: use, 1,186; UCLA, 1,215; Stanford, 1,217; Washington, 1,222; Oregon, 1,226; Oregon State, 1,244; California, 1,250 and Washington State, 1,297. Ashe leads Bruins to victory LOS ANGELES (UPI)—UCLA took Association of Western Universities (AAWU) tennis champion role by ending Southern California's three - year reign in the matches which concluded Saturday. Arthur Ashe led the Bruins to the title, defeating USC's Tom Edlefsen in the singles finals, 0-6, 6-4, 11-9. Edlefsen and Jerry Cromwell of USC took the doubles title, however, ivith a 7-5, 7-5 defeat of Ashe and Ian Crookenden of UCLA. The Bruins ended with 18 pomts to 15 for USC, while Cali fornia and Stanford with 5, Washington with 2 and Oregon State with 1 trailed. Oregon and Washington State did not score. OFFSHORE OIL HOUSTON (UPI) — Offshore oil production is in for spectacular new development in the year 1965, World OE magazine predicts. The magazine's forecast indicated Texas offshore new productive wells would more than double in the year, to 30 oil wells. There were 12 new productive oil wells drilled offshore in Texas waters in 1964. WITHIN REACH—Ron Santo, left, of the Chicago Cubs and Luis Apancio of the Baltimore Orioles go sprawling in an attempt to beat throws back to first base. Both were successful, too. Addifional Sports Sports on Page 13 GREEN STRIPES—Catcher John Blanchard, traded by the Yankees to Kansas City, won't be wearing those blue pin stripes any more. Now it's the green stripes of Charles Finley. Debonair seventh BALTIMORE, Md. (UPI) Tom Rolfe, the last horse on the scene but the first at the wire, and Ron Turcotte, his daring young jockey, were the toast of the racing world today following their victory in the S180.6U0 Preakness Stakes. But Lucky Debonair, the Kentucky Derby winner who fin ished seventh in the second of the Triple Crown Classics, was a hospital case and out of racing for about two months. He "bucked his shms" and only time will heal them. Tom Rolfe was the last horse shipped to Pimlico, the last horse entered in Saturday's Preakness. and so late in getting to the paddock before the race that trainer Frank Whiteley could be fined $50 for his tardiness. But after game little Tom Rolfe, the smallest horse in the field, charged to a neck victory even though he lost a shoe somewhere on the track. Whita ley couldn't care less. His colt won $128,100. The trainer already was planning for the Belmont Stakes at Aqueduct on June 5. Before the sun set at Pimlico he had .shipped Tom Rolfe back to the quiet of his barn at Laurel race course — far removed from the commotion stirred up by his victory over Ogden Phipps' Dapper Dan which resulted in a charge of intimidation by Ismael Valenzuela, who rode Dapper Dan. Turcotte, a 24-year-old rider from Grand Falls, N. B., get ting his first crack at the classics, engineered the move that had Valenzuela afraid for his life. When Turcotte saw Dapper Dan streaking down the rail he moved Tom Rolfe from the middle of the race track toward the oncoming horse. He moved little farther than he planned but managed to straighten out Tom Rolfe before doing any damage and the foul claim against him was not allowed. LA. State wins tennis title SANTA BARB.ARA (UPI) Los Angeles State won the college western regional NCAA tennis title here Saturday. Jse Huey of L.A. State took the singles crown by default over teammate Gary Johnson. L.A. State had 14 pomts to 13 for runner-up Redlands. RHS qualifies five for CIF preliminaries The Redlands high Terriers qualified five tracksters for the CIF semifinals in the preliminary meet Saturday at Fonlana. In the varsity division, two- miler Nolan Beukema ran an easy race to place sixth and make the semis. Kunkle of Pomona won the event in an easy 9:59.3. Sprinter Steve Peterson zipped to a second place finish in his heat of the Class B 220 to make the trip to Chaffey next Saturday. Andy Soulek in the 660 and Steve Shawver in the 1320 both finished in second place to qualify for the Terriers. In the Class C division, pole vaulter Dennis Kessler cleared 11-6 and ended in a five-way tie for first place. After the competition was over Kessler cleared 12 feet. San Bernardino highs Richard Saterfield, Pacific's Eddie Harper and Mike Neely shared the Class A spotlight with double wins. Saterfield won the 220 by 10 yards in 21 flat and took the 100 in 9.9. Harper won his 100 heat with 9.9 time and the 220 in 21.5. Neeley won the 180 low hurcles in 19.2 and the 120 highs in 14.6. Who can pitch to Willie Mays? SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Anyone here know how to pilch to Willie .Alays? That's the question they're asking in all National League clubhouses these days. Mays, with 23 hits in 39 at bats, has a .590 batting average for his last 11 games with the San Francisco Giants. He has boosted his batting mark from .321 to .408 during that stretch. Willie went five for seven in Sunday's doubleheader with Houston. He hit his 13th homer in the opener. MacDondd signs LOS ANGELES (UPI)—Tom my McDonald, the swift pass catching star who has caught more touchdown passes than any other active National Football League player, is a Los [seconds Long chip shot proves winner for Dick Mayer NEW ORLEANS (UPD- Sports writers and golf buffs are calling Sunday's final round in the 3100,000 Greater New Orleans Open one of the most spectacular finishes they have ever seen. Dick Mayer of Palm Desert, Calif., snatched the $20,000 first prize money from three other potential winners with a fantastic 90-foot chip shot on the 18th hole. That final shot gave him a four-under-par 68 for the day and a 15-under-par 273 for the 72 holes. Tied for second a single stroke behind at 274 were Bill Martindale of Jacksonville, Tex., and Bruce Devlin of Canberra. Australia. They each earned $9,400. Martindale and Devlin both had 70s Sunday on the 7.020 yard Lakewood Country Club course. Jack Nicklaus finished in a deadlock for third place with George Knudson and Jacky Cupit, but his $4,500 winnings made Nicklaus top money man on this year's PGA tour with $38,900 in official earnings. He also won $5,000 in unofficial money Sunday for taking the Roosevelt Cup. Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer were the only players in contention for the cup, given to the golfer who scores the lowest total in the U.S. Open and the PGA of last year and the Masters and the New Orleans Open of this year. Nicklaus finished the four- toumamenls with 1.115 strokes, nine better than Palmer's 1,124. Both entered the tourney tied at 840. Sunday, Palmer fired a one- under-par 71 to finish the four rounds with a 284 total. Mayer, 42. had not won a tournament since he was leading money winner and PGA player of the year in 1957. He played little from then until last year. Now he is ready to play "every week as long as I hold together." Homero Blancas of Houston, Bobby Nichols and Gene Littler were in fourth place with 72- hole totals of 277 and prize money of $3,200. Foyf grabs pole position Indianapolis big race INDIAN.APOLIS, Ind. (UPD- Defending champion A. J. Foyt has grabbed the pole position in what shapes up as the fastest starting field ever put on the bricks for the 500-mile Memorial Day auto race. Foyt earned the choice starting spot by leading 19 first-day qualifiers Saturday in a successful assault on the 160-miles-an- hour barrier. Only two other drivers managed to make the field at the wind-whipped Speedway Sunday. That left an even dozen spots to be filled next weekend when the trials end, to round out a field of 33 starters battling for a May 31 jackpot of more than $500,000. The 21 weekend qualifiers have an average speed of 156.645 mph, more than 4 mph faster than tlie 1964 field. For the second straight year the .Angeles Ram today. MAIRESSE WINS FR.ANCORCHAMPS, B e 1 - gium (UPI) — Willy Mairesse of Belgium, driving a Ferrari 250 LM, won the Grand Prix of Spa, Sunday with an average speed of 126.29 miles per hour. His time for the 315.22 miles was two hours, 29 minutes, 45.7 seconds. The Ford Cobras continued to dominate the grand touruig class as Bob Bondurant of the United States turned in 36 laps in two hours, 32 minutes, 49.8 for an average speed I of 123.75 miles per hour. rear-engined machines powered by Ford V-8 engines will occupy the front row on tlie flying start come race day. Foyt, who also won the "500" in 1961, grabbed a thrilling battle for the pole at an average speed of 161.233 mph; Jimmy Clark, the flying Scot who had the pole position last year did 160.729; and Dan Gurney, Costa Mesa, Calif., nailed the outside spot in the first row at 158.898. Italian - born Mario Andrct- ti, Nazareth. Pa., the fastest rookie in Speedway history, was next at 158.849 and 1963 "500" winner Parnelli Jones, Torrance, Calif., followed at 158.625. Andretti and Jones also drive Ford - powered racers. Robinson wins drag race at Fontana Doug Robinson of Pasadena, the nation's No. 7 rated fuel dragster driver, defeated Nando Hasse of Upland to win top eliminator honors before 4,156 fans Saturday night at Fontana Drag- way. Former world record holder Ken Safford of North Hollywood had the evening's top speed and fastest elapsed time with a run of 201.34 mph in 7.66 seconds. Bill Moore of Riverside took middle ehminator honors, with little eliminator going to Bob White of San Bernardino. Chicago White Sox blast by Angels in two games By United Press International Al Lopez has his Chicago White Sox hitting, hustling and healthy. But most important, believing. They received excellent pitching once again Sunday as they registered a 6-2, 5-4 doubleheader sweep of the Los Angeles Angels to surge 2 '/2 games in front of Minnesota. Reputed to possess the best all-around pitching in baseball, the Sox have surprised rivals with enough timely hitting to lead all teams with a .263 average, almost 50 points more than the ever dangerous Yankees, who have sunk to eighth place. In other American League contests, Boston took Detroit twice, 5-0 and 5-3; Kansas City hammered Minnesota, 7-4 an 4-2; Baltimore beat New York 7-5; and Washington defeated Cleveland 8-7 in 11 innings and then lost 7-3. NL Action St. Louis dominated Pittsburgh 6-3 and 5-1; the Mets clubbed Cincinnati 6-2 and 8-5; San Francisco won two from. Houston, 10-5 and 4-3; Chicago nipped Los Angeles 5-3 in 10 innings and then lost 3-2; and Milwaukee rallied to defeat Philadelphia 8-6 in 10 innings. Veteran John Buzhardt won his fourth without a loss m the j opener and young lefty Tommy John took his third victory in as many decisions in the nightcap. Chicago's ace reliever, Eddie Fisher, appeared in both contests, picking up his ninth jsave in 16 games in the second game. Bill Skowron drove m three runs with three hits, including his fourth homer, to back up Buzhardt. The Pale Hose took advantage of three Angel miscues in the second game to push over four unearned runs, the winning runs coming in the seventh on Ron Hansen's two- run triple. Welcome Gift The Kansas City Athletics presented their new manager, Haywood Sullivan, with a pair of wins over second place Mm- nesota. Ed Charies' three-run homer in the 10th decided the opener. Jim Gentile contributed one and Dick Green added tv/o in that encounter. Tony Oliva and Jim Hall socked roundtrippers in a losing cause for the Twins. Jim Landis' seventh inning' single snapped a 2-2 deadlock and gave Moe Drabowsky his first U-iumph of 1965. Baltimore slammed four home runs off Yankee pitching, including one by Jim Palmer, a 19-year-old rookie, who picked up his initial major league victory. Luis Aparicio's two-run clout in the sixth gave the Orioles a 6-5 advantage to which they added in the eighth on Curt Blefary's double. Blefary and Norm Siebem also hit for the distance. Halts Win Streak Boston halted Detroit's six game win skem on a nifty four- hitter by Earl Wilson. The Red Sox righthander struck out eight and walked one in fashioning his whitewash. The hottest the Tigers got all day was when Willie Horton accused Wilson of throwmg at Detroit batters and moved toward the mound. He was stopped before more than words could be. exchanged. Carl Yastrezemski and Tony Conigliaro homered to aid Bill Monbouuette's 10-hit pitching. Mombo, now, 5-2, needed help from big Dick Donovan gave Washington its opening game' victory and Fred Whitfield's grand slam home run in a pinchhitting role gave the Indians a spUt for the day. Luis Tiant went aU the way for the Tribe and square his record at 2-2.
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