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T1 PART 4 SPORTS VOL LXXII CC MONDAY MORNING, SEPT. 21, 1953 Read The Times for Latest SporH Seixas Loses! Five-Selter ' - ? to Rosewall ; ' 1 " f LATE RALLY Doris Hart hits backhand to Shirley Fry during women's sinales finals of Pacific Southwest. Doris came from behind to win title, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. , SPORTSCRIPTS By PAUL ZIMMERMAN What a wonderful relief it Is to go to football game and know what players re on the field. This expression of satisfaction is not only ours but also that of many of the fans who liked their first peek at platoonless play. PARADE IS GONE That jammed parade of masses of substitutes was happily missing and those who complained that the offense would lack the spectacular and the scoring would be reduced certainly found nothing with which to confirm their greatest fears. As Coach Red Sanders of the Bruins expressed it on this point after his opening contest with Oregon State: "The team that has the players will score a lot, just as It did before." WILL LOOK SPOTTY Sanders, always an exponent of the single-platoon type of play, had this additional thought: 11 "It hardly would be fair to judge against single-platoon play this year, even If the scoring were down. "With a change as abrupt as this one was, all teams are apt to look spotty." He points out that it takes a number of years to build a team and the coaching staff well, sure, the alumni recruiters too were pointing toward teams of specialists and massed substitutions prior to last December. TAYLOR COMMENTS Kip Taylor, the Oregon State mentor who found himself in the anticipated position of fielding a team that took a bad pasting, made these observations: "We quickly discovered it is going to take a lot better physical condition of our players, especially teams like ours that run thin on replacements. "The coaches are going to have to learn a few things too. We're going to have to learn to use our time outs better and watch our substitutions more carefully to get the best use out of the material we have. "I think the defense and the punting will become a bigger factor. A tight defense and a good punting game are going to make a lot of difference between two ' teams this fall." FASTER GAMES The Bruin-Beaver contest Friday night gave indication of speeded up play. The actual elapsed time of the con-' test was two hours and 18 minutes. Under the two-platoon plan, it was a fast-mov- TODAY IN SPORTS HORSE RACING County Fairgrounds, Pomona, 12:30 p.m. BIKE RACING Interna tional Championships. Flying Saucer Velodrome, Burbank, 8 p.m. BOXING South Gate Arena, 8:30 p.m. WRESTLING Hollywood Legion Stadium, 8:30 p. m. ICE SHOW Ice Follies. Pan- Pacific Auditorium, 8:30 p.m. TIMES SfORTS (DITOt ing contest that could be run off in two and a half hours. Because of the decided edge they held, the Bruins substituted freely and, as a result, most of the boys were quite fresh right up to the end. Neither team had anyone play the entire game but Oregon State had several who played as much as 50 to 55 minutes. That seldom would have happened under the old system, even with a bench as short as that the Beavers possessed Friday night WHAT OF BRUINS? It is always tough to appraise a winning team when it opens the season with a comparative soft touch like Oregon State proved to be. The Bruins, however, certainly didn't look weak. While Coach Sanders was a bit disturbed about his line letting Oregon State get the early game jump, Dale Gentry, Washington State scout, thought the UCLA line showed a lot of quickness, especially on defense. Fred Marsh, Wisconsin spy, was impressed with the new Uclan backs. He agreed with the others that .Coach Sanders has more depth in this department than a year ago depth in good talent. BEST IV WEST? Hub Ulrich scouted for Kansas and he said this was the best West Coast team.'by far, that the Jayhawkers will have met. Kansas' other opponents in recent years have been Loyola and Santa Clara. Sanders expressed the fear after the game that the fast Kansas line would cause his forwards trouble if they didn't snap out of the type of play they demonstrated against the Beavers. Ulrich agreed that KU has a veteran line but he thinks the Jayhawker backfield inexperience, especially defensively, will make Kansas visit here an unhappy one. P.S. Any way you look at Friday night's tussje you have to conclude that both the Bruins and single-platoon football are here to stay. BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICA LEAGl H W I, Prt. Nm York B7 49 .fi(H Cleveland S8 fil .591 Chicago SB fi.'l .Wit Boston SI fi9 .S40 Washineton T5 74 .50.1 Detroit sn PI .:f9.'l Philadelphia f7 92 ,W1 St. Louis R3 97 .3,-1.1 18 40 41H 4IJ Games behind leader. Yenterdajr'a Renlt New York. 10: Boston. S. Philadelphia, 13-4: Washlnston, 9-3, Detroit, S-3; Cleveland, fi-8. Chicago, 4-5; St, I.ouis, 0-2. Game Today New York (Kraly, 0-2) at Boston (Henry, n. RATIONAL LEAGT K W I Prt. Brooklyn 102 48 .fiRO Milwaukee SB 60 ,.W7 St. Loula SO H7 .544 Philadelphia SO fin .537 New York fiS SI .456 Cincinnati fi5 S4 .4:ifl Chicago K2 M .422 Pltti-burfth 40 101 ,327 Games behind leader. Yesterday' Resnlta nvt 20 Si 21 H 33 , 3' Brooklyn, 51: Philadelphia. 4-2 (second game railed end fifth, dark ness). Plttfbureh, : Nw York. 4. Cincinnati, B-0: Milwaukee, 8-8. St. Louis, 11; Chicago. 6. Came Today , Chicago (Willis. ?-0) at St, Louli (Haddix. 18 9), night. POPULAR Braves Set Attendance Mark, Split MILWAUKEE, Sept. 20 ffl Milwaukee wound up its first major league baseball season in half a century In a blaze of glory today as the fans set a new National League attend ance record and the Braves beat Cincinnati, 3-0, after losing the first game of a double- header, 5-3. Bonus Pitcher Joey Jay, making his first major league start, shut out the Red' legs in a six-inning game short ened by darkness before a crowd of 36,011. The 36,011 crowd, precise seating capacity of the stadium, gave the Braves a total of 1,826,397 fans for 64 home playing dates, breaking the league mark of 1,807,526 set by Brooklyn In 1947. The double-header concluded the club's home games for the year. Jay, Middleton (Ct.) rookie who turned 18 this summer, struck out four and walked four to beat Joe Nuxhall in the 6-inning windup halted by darkness. Andy Pafko's two-run homer in the first over the 402-foot mark in dead center geld and Joe Adcock's long fly which scored Johnny Logan in the sixth accounted for the Braves' runs. Four unearned runs, gifts of Eddie Mathews, who booted a pair of ground balls, cost the Braves the opener, Tirst ttmt: Cincinnati AR B 0 A!MIItukM 4401 MoMlUan.M S i S OIPMHlIMon.Of 133(1 Adim(.3b S 0 O 1 I,fsn.M fill Ruiur tno KI'MtnM.lh 3 0 3 0 Crwngrasi.lf 4 3 2 0 Brokwwki.rf 3 O O 01 Patko.rf 411 Cranrtall.t ThoriM.lf Stat1,2D Crow 4 2 4 0 3 0 0 0 MarehiOi.rf 1 0 0 0: 4 113 2 4 110 2 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 21 1.1 RrM-.2l. FoObltUn.a 4 0 1 01 a,ntoneUI.-L 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 oooo Gordon Jnhrnon. Banabrlnk ToUla 3 T 27 41 TotaU 3ft 2T 18 Marahall flifd out for Borknwtkl la 7lb. Crtmt fanned fnr 8tj(l in 9th. nordon fannwl for Jolly In 7tb. BanabriDk walked for Johnson la Vth. Clntlnnarl 000 002 300 MllwaukM 001 000 020 3 F McMillan, T.ojan. Vatbawi, 1. RBI nreenerass. 3; BM1, Pfndletoa. Crancull, 2. HR Grenra. Crandall. B McMillan. DP Aotonellt to Losan to Adrock. LOB Cincinnati, 7; MllwaukM, a. B8 Podblaltn, 3: Antonrlli, 3, an Pndbialan, 8: AntoMlll, 3; jonnqon. l. Hita orr Antonaui, e in a lnnlnsa; .lotljt, 1 in Vi: .lohnaon, 0 la 2. K and P:R PodMa as. 3 3: Anton!!!. S-l lolly. 0-0: Johnson, 0-0. WP Podhttlan. Ar.tontllt. Winner PodMelan (6-11, Lnr Anrnnam (12-lZ. vmpin Ftnaill, engala, Stewart, Bofgeal. Tlma 2h. 32m. ftaeon gama: Cincinnati AR H 0 AIMItwaitkM All BOA Adami.Srt 3 0 0 0 Pndletnn.of J 0 8 0 Hatton.Zb 2 0 2 Z'Loean.aa 3 0 11 Rrll.ef 2 0 3 0!Mathan.3b 3 110 KlusirwakMb 3 0 6 1 Pafko.rf 3 2 2 1 Grefnzra.M.lf 2 0 1 OlAdrar.k.lh 3 17 1 Ma.rahall.rf 3 2 2 OlThorpMt 3 0 2 0 t.andrlth.e 3 0 2 OlRlatl 2h 2 0 0 2 McMillan. 3 0 1 it. Tlalra.a 2 0 6 0 Nuxhall.p 2 11 0 Jaj.p 2 0 0 0 Tot ,1a 22 a IS III TMala 2.1 a 21 5 Game called laat of 7th account of dark nesi. Cincinnati 000 000 0 0 Mllwtuko 200 001 3 'McMillan, RBI Pafko. 2; AtMwk. HR-Patko. DP Pa'ko to Adcock: AdcoHr to Rt, flalra. MR Cincinnati, 5; Milwaukee, 3. km ."vurhail. l; Jar. 4. so Mjahall. z: Jay, 4 B and RR Nuxhall. 3-2: Jay. 0-0 WP .lay. Pil St. Olnlre. Winner .lay tl-01 Ijia- ar Vnxhall (R 111. T'aHilraa Knaeln. attewart. Rt'icm, Pinelu. Time in. !8ta. Attendant an.un. Quantico Hangs On To BeatXavier, 13-6 CINCINNATI, Sept. 20 (JP) The Quantico Marines launched a two-touchdown first-half offensive tonight and then dug in the last two periods for a 13-6 victory over Xaxler University. SCORK BY QUARTERS tmntlea Martnei ... t 0 013 Xavler l 0 0 OBANTIOO: Touehdotyni Mounli. Harrta PAT Meynr. SAVTXR: Touchdown 0'L&r. I AUSSIE ACE Ken Rosewoll makes return to Vic Seixas during net struggle at LA. Tennis Club. The RAMS ROUT PITT, 49 - 6 BV BILL SHIRLEY Times Staff Representative PITTSBURGH, Sept 20 Pittsburgh fans probably thought the Brooklyn Dodgers were back at Forbes Field today. For their team lost again, only this time it was the Pitts burgh Steelers, Who were belted something awful by the Los Angeles Rams, 49-6, to be exact in a National League exhibi tion game. The only chance the 27,274 fans had to cheer was when it was announced that the Pi rates beat the Giants in New York, The Rams were superb as they continued their mysteri- ous mastery of the Steelers, who haven't beaten them in Pomona Fair Starts First BY PAUL LOWRY, Times Staff Representative POMONA, Sept. 20 Pomona's 1 half miler, off to a flying start by playing to more racing fans in the first two days than a year ago, launches the first full week of its 14-day meeting tomorrow. The fair track fans will see two stakes decided during the week the $5000 Citrus Belt Stakes for 2-year-olds at 5 furlongs Wednesday and the $10,000 Los Angeles County Fair Handicap over the Pomona course, 60 feet les3 than six furlongs Saturday. Broadcaster's 'Cap Today's feature is the South' ern California Broadcasters Handicap at the marathon diS' tance of the exposition course 60 feet less than a mile and one-quarter. The eight leather lunged routers in the race will shoot for a purse of $2500. The field includes Bullre turns, Andy Lee, Tony's Iron, IRON WOMAN Florence Chadwick is shown swimming the difficult, eight-mile Strait of Gibraltar in record time. The 33-year-old San Diegan negotiated the strait in 5hr. 6m., breakimg the previous mark ef Jorge Sugden by Ihr. 53m. UPt WlrtphoU a m a aava n 15 years. Not even a muddy j field could stop the Rams from ' banging across seven touch-; downs on this cool, cloudy afternoon. They scored twice in the first quarter in 50 seconds and then broke that record by 10 seconds in the fourth quarter. Versatile Attack ' Today, too, the Rams were versatile. They scored on passes, a pass interception by Dick Lane, a 66-yard punt return by Woodley Lewis and a 52-yard run by Deacon Dan Towler, who was born just 20 miles away in Donora, Pa. Norm Van Brocklin heaved two touchdown tosses, one to Bob Boyd and another to Tom Fears, who ran 60 yards after I he caught his. Rudy Bukich, Race Meet Full Week Big Brownie, Flagingower, Morning Bell. Little Bully and Star Princes . The early favorite for the Citrus Belt and the San Gabriel stakes a week later is Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Smith's For Exam pie, which turned in the fastest workout of the meeting yester day morning. The colt was clocked in 1:01 4-5 for five fur longs around the sharp turns Fred Miller will ride For Ex ample in both juvenile stakes. Time Trials Time trials for the Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Associa- tion Futurity were held today, following the regular program of betless harness races. The Futurity, to be run Saturday, has a value of $14,515 with $2250 being awarded in three divisions of today's trials. The ten fastest horses out of 25 qualifiers will be permitted to start in the finals. - - - i omazing young Australian made a late surge to win the Pacific Southwest men's singles crown. Times photnt br Art Roftn who took over late in the third quarter, also pitched one, a 17-yarder to Lane. Towler scored another on a short plunge and generally made a nuisance of himself as he spec tacularly accumulated 151 yards. Bukich at Quarter Bukich , incidentally, ably filled Van Brocklin's shoes the short time he was in the game, completing four out of seven passes and handling the ball effectively. The score could have been worse, for two otner Los An geles touchdowns were erased by penalties. In the second quarter a 32-yard scoring pass, Van Brocklin to Boyd, was called back and in the closing minutes Towler wasted a beautiful 80-yard run. Ben Aga- janian kicked the seven extra points, with his usual aplomb. Meanwhile, the Rams' defen sive unit effectively bottled up everything the Steelers threw at them. Rookie Teddy Marchl-broda, pinch-hitting for the injured Jimmy Finks, particu larly had a oaa afternoon. He "completed" only four passes in the first half, and three of them were caught by Rams. The Rams amassed an awe some 537 yards, 279 coming on the ground. Final Exhibition The game ended the exhibi tion season for both teams, Los Angeles finishing with a 4-2 record against National League opponents. Lewis fled 40 yards to Pittsburgh's 43 on a punt return to smooth the Rams' path to their first touchdown. -The Rams traveled the remaining distance in six plays, the key one being a 22-yard pass from Van Brocklin to Quinlan on the Steelers' 8. From there Van Brocklin pitched to Boyd on the goal line for the score. The Turn to Page 4, Column 1 - nr - dfc fcAltfir"'" GIBRALTAR Chadwick Swims Strait, Sets Record TARIFA, Spain, Sept. 20 (P) Florence Chadwick swam the Strait of Gibraltar today from Europe to Africa in five hours and six minutes, breaking all records. Experts who had expressed doubt that the 33-year-old San Diego (Cal.) swimmer could make the difficult eight-mile crossing immediately .dubbed her the Iron Woman of Gibraltar. She beat the previous record held by a man by one hour and 53 minutes. Jorge Sugden of Argentina had made the crossing in six hours and 59 minutes in 1950. Happiest Woman Florence, the only woman to swim the English Channel both ways, said as she emerged from the surf on the northernmost point of Spanish Morocco: "I am the happiest girl in the world. I said I would do it and I did." She made the first mile in 35 minutes. She was halfway across in two hours and only 400 yards from shore after four and a half hours. The first woman conqueror of Gibraltar's tough currents was Mercedes Gleitz of Britain who made it in 1928 in 13 hours and 42 minutes. Bright Sunshine Florence entered the water in bright sunshine. The water temperature was 68 deg. fane took off from Punto Maroqui, Spain's southernmost point. The British launch Firefly accompanied her on the crossing. She was pronounced in "marvelous" physical condition before she plunged in for the record swim. Chadwick swam like an iron woman but when she got there the was violently sea sick for about five minutes. Russian Races 50.4 400-Meter Stick Race j BUDAPEST, Sept. 20 (P) Soviet Union track and field stars today bettered a world record held by a United States athlete. Jurit Litvev ran the 400- meter hurdles in 50.4, two tenths of a second faster than the international standard of 50.6 hung up by Glenn Hardin, former Louisiana Mate nurcuer, at Stockholm in 1931. GONZALES WINS PRO NET CROWN QUEBEC, Sept. 20 (P) Pancho Gonzales of Los Angeles defeated Bobby Riggs of Miami, 6-0, 6-1, 6-4, tonight to win the Canadian professional tennis championship. Gonzales teamed with Frank Kovacs of Oakland, Cal., to win the doubles with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Riggs and Joe Fishback of Miami. ' ,,,aa,.AAaaaa.a.liaifcaal U.S. Davis Cuppers Beaten in Doubles : by Australian Duo . BY BIOX ABBOTT Australia's diminutive 18 year-old giant killer, Ken Rosewall, made a complete shambles of the U.S. Davis Cup team yesterday on the center court of the Los Angeles Tennis Club. The 5-foot 6-inch Aussie Whiz Kid edged out Defending Champion Vic Seixas of Philadelphia In a five-set thriller, 6.-4, 1-6, 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, in the men singles finals of the 27th an nual Pacific Southwest Cham pionships. With only a few moments' rest, Rosewall returned to the center court with' Lewis Hoad to defeat Seixas and Tony Tra bert of Cincinnati in the men's doubles finals, 17-15, 6-3, 6-2. Beats Both Champs Thus on successive dayi Rosewall whipped the national champion, Trabert, and the Wimbledon winner, Seixas, and this U.S. pair i3 expected -to carry the whole load in forthcoming Davis Cup competition. Doris Hart of Miami Beach and Shirley Fry of Akron, 0., monopolized the feminine finals. Doris recovered from a shaky start to trip Shirley in the singles finals, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4. Trabert Wedding During yesterday's Pacific Southwest finals it was announced that National Champion Tony Trabert would be married to Shuana Wood,. Miss Utah, in Salt Lake City on Oct. 26. Later they combined their talents to whip Louise Brough of Beverly Hills and Mrs. Thelma Long of Australia, 6-4, 7-5, for the women's doubles title. This Rosewall is an amazing little guy. His short 145-pound frame is capped by a shock of black hair and he weara a rather forlorn expression on his face. He could almost pass for one or the ball boys. Amazing Youth But once the tennis ball starts bouncing it seems as if he has six legs, eight arms and a 5-foot racket. He scrambles after everything and turns spectacular recoveries into siz zling placements. It's hard to remember he's only 18 after , watching him outslicker om9 of the foxiest players in the game. And he has the intestinal fortitude of a champion. The five-set struggle wifhV Seixas had it3 thriils and chills but the tension-packed final game was the real climax. Rosewall needed to hold his not-too-severe serve te win the match and Seixas was ready to throw everything he had into an attempt to break the delivery. Complete silence settled over the capacity crowd of 4500 fans. Pressure Mounts Rosewall missed backhands on the first two points to trail love 30 and it looked like he might be cracking under the" pressure. But he charged the net and Seixas missed a fore hand and it was 15-30. Once again the Aussie attacked, but Vic closed into the forecourt to jolt a backhand volley past his foe for a 15-40 lead, one point away from the game that would square the match. Then Rosewall came through in the clutch, winning four straight points and the match. He forced three straight errors off Seixas' forehand to gain the ad, then made good on the first match point with a smash after a desperate lunge by Vic sent up a short lob. Superior Backhand Rosewall's superior backhand probably decided the match. Most attacking shots were aimed in that direction. Seixas helped his own cause by land ing lob after lob within an inch or two of the baseline. Rosewall won four games in a row to wrap up the first set after trailing 2-4. Seixas ripped off the first four games of the second set and coasted home at 6-1. They traded service breaks to open the third set and Vic collected the deciding break in the eighth game "to lead two sets to one at inter mission. The Aussie ace captured five games in a row to close out the fourth set at 6-1, thus set ting the stage for the climactic fifth set. Rosewall got a serv-Turn to Fage 4, Column 1 aaaal. Vi

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