The Times from San Mateo, California on September 26, 1956 · Page 23
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The Times from San Mateo, California · Page 23

San Mateo, California
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Wednesday, September 26, 1956
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Who's Tired?...Not Me SWIMMER-- Elizabeth Thompson embraces ssa-fi photo) Farallon Sivim-- She Could Have Gone Further, Says Coach Ray Taft of San Mateo, who trained and piloted Myra Thompson for her victorious Farallori island swim said today she could have gone farther if he had not convinced her The q Dluckv 22-year-old San Francisco State college coed outswam «ven competitors, including six husky males but failed in her attempt to be the first person to swim the wave-chopped 26tt miles from the Farallon islands to the mainland. . ·'Considering the elements," Taft said, "there was no pom In going anv farther. What good would it have done if we went or six mUes more-it wouldn't have given her any more money or "^/ThomToSho quit U miles short of the coast, gained flu ultimate in recognition. She completely_ humiliated h^er^even^ com Polio Hits Big Ten; Salk Shots Given Salk antipolio vaccine was given or planned for three Big Ten football squads today after an Indiana university player was stricken with polio, but Indiana sources discounted any talk of a postponement of the Indiana-University of Iowa game at Bloomington Saturday. Iowa players were Inoculated with Salk vaccine during the week end, team handlers said. The 48-man University of Wisconsin squad was to get the shots today. Foreigners Mop Up In Berkeley Tennis BERKELEY (UP) -- Foreign entrants continued their mastery over the domestic players Tuesday in the second round of the sixty-seventh Pacific Coast tennis championships at the Berkeley Tennis club. Sven Davidson of Sweden,, tec- ond seeded foreigner, defeated Larry Axtell, San Francisco, 6-2, 10-8, and third seeded Neale Fraser of Australia downed Don Laurie of Berkeley, 6-2, 6-2. In other matches, fourth seeded Ashley Cooper of Australia defeated Morris Sockoloz, San Francisco, 6-3 6-2- eighth seeded Luis Ayala of'Chile defeated Bill Friestat, Berkeley, 6-0, 6-4: Michael Davies of England defeated Don Gale, San Jose, 6-3, 3-6, 6-2; and Paul Wiley of Canada downed Bob Stevenson Jose Cortinas of Cuba, conqueror of the 22-mile Catalina channel in Southern California; Bert Capps, the first man to swim the full length of Lake Tahoe, and Paul Herron, former National distance champion from Stanford university. A $500 first prize went to the pretty San Francisco State college coed for her triumph. The other half of the $1000 put up by a sponsoring San Francisco night dub went to the next three -- Herron, Cortinas and Capps. Miss Thompson, who was pulled from the water at 5:06 p. m. after she had been in the frigid Pacific water for nine hours and 36 minutes, was still in fine · condition and could have gone on, according to Taft. "Most people felt that'the de- menti beat her," Taft said, "but they didn't. She was itlll In perfect shape. We quit because we didn't know what the was made of, but I know DOW It must be bronze or steel. We'll take her on any swim, anywhere." Taft said the decision to pull up short was Miss Thompson's. A stiff outgoing tide was blamed. Myra's Decision "I gave her all the facts and then left the decision up to her," Taft said. "She wasn't dejected over quitting, though she was disappointed in not winning the trophy." "Darn It," she said, "I don't get the trophy jnst stopping here." Miss Thompson said she would go after the huge award next year again. Her first words when she was pulled aboard the accompanying boat were: "are they going to do this again next year? If so, I want to sign up right now." Miss Thompson, was the only surviving competitor of eight starters who plunged into the Pacific from the Rocky Lighthouse islands off San Francisco, at 7:30 a. m. yesterday. At 3:50 p. m. PDT the stocky, 145-pound blonde was reported 11 miles off the coast and going strong. Miss' Thompson took over the battle with the elements alone at 2:16 p. m. PDT, after the previous leader, Herron, 35, was seized by double cramps and hauled out of the water. At that- time, Herron was 11 miles from his goal and swimming strongly at 47 strokes a minutes. Herron, who had previously been painfully stung by a passing jellyfish, was reported in agony when h* was pulled aboard his escort boat. When her last competitor droppec out, Miss Thompson was reportec about .12 miles offshore--approximately a mile behind Herron's farthest advance. Other unsuccessful starters in eluded Kim- Kimmel, 46-year-old Ross, Calif., housewife; Bonapart Haumea of Porterville. Calif.; Woody Greenwood, San Francisco and Don Sherwood, San Francisc television entertainer. Sherwood, clad in a frogman sui and swim fins which made him ineligible for the prize, called i quits after only 45 seconds in the frigid water. Capps Quits Capps, who was the favorite to win the gruelling event, dropped out due to exhaustion and cold a 9:30 a. m. "It will be * miracle if they mike it," he said (board bis escort boat. "The person who makes It It m npcnnai." SPORTS J A C K B L U T H Calgary Won't Forget John Henry Johnson "John Henry Johnson is the only back I ever taw," said Bob Robinett, "who carried out every one of the event, in the de. cathlon while running to a touchdown." Robinett, who coached at Calgary in Canada before taking over s as head football coach at qarl- jmont High school, hailed John | son as a fabulous runner. "I saw him go all the way on » iickoff return once . . . he broadjumped, highjwnped, sprinted, ran lidewayi, backward and forward . . . «nd he would have pole vaulted--If he had a pole ..." Contrary to reports quoting Charlie Trippi, Johnson was well | liked in Canada, Robinett said. "No «r, he didn't get jun out of Canada. He wai well liked up In Calgary. The great est. thing that could happen to Calgary would bs If J o h n J. H. JOHNSON Henryj went back up there." Trippi, now a coach with the Chicago Cardinals, claimed John son was run out of Canada because he played dirty football. He predicted Johnson would be run out of the National Football league, too for the same reason. Johnson broke Trippi's nose last year and qui Hobinett is the second witness, who saw Johnson play In Calgary who has stamped Trippi's testimony as bunk. "With the exception of a few players, pro players dont go around trying to rack each other up," Robinett laid. "They realize the other guy is out there making a living, too." OLYMPIC GAMES CREWMAN Conn Findlay, who came up with a unique gimmick for shippin; shells to.Syracuse while at Stanford, will compete in the Olympi Games crew this year. , _ , , . · Findlay, who lives in Belmont and is now training in Washing ton, didn't take up crew until college in. Southern California ar j later rowed at the University of California. While coaching freshman crew at Stanford, FindlRy devised new way to ship the shells for competition in the east by putting them in long tubes for mailing. SCRIBE ADDS A P.S. Dick Stuart, the San Carlos dandy who broke the Western league home run record this season, got the business from a iportawrite- who read about him in Sports Illustrated. "It doesn't tell though," the scribe wrote, "how unpopular Stuart was with his teammates, Lincoln sports writer, and club officials, who actually are worried for fear the chesty young man might be back with the Chiefi next season ..." · Cortinas started complaining of cramps at 11 a. m. He was forced, to surrender two hours later and was taken from the water in a semi-conscious condition.. . The powerful ocean currents pulled the swimmers steadily to the south and sponsors of the marathon said they expected the finisher -- if any -- to wind up off Point San Pedro, about 10 miles south of the Golden Gate. The rules.marked the finish at one-half mile off the beach to prevent the swimmers from being caught in the surf or in the powerful coastal undertow. High tide is at 3:10. p. m. PDT, making the final hours of'the race the toughest because of outgoing water. It would be impossible for a swimmer to enter the Golden Gate because the ebb tide flows through the narrow neck of San Francisc Bay at about five miles an houi · The stocky, 145-pound blue-eye coed, who started swimming belatedly at the age of 15, said sh took on the 'challenge because "n one ever did it before . . . and b sides I'm working my way throug college and I need the money." Miss Thompson helps financ her education by.working as an in structor and life guard for the Sa Francisco Recreation departmen She resides in San Francisco bu lived here whil« training for he swim with Taft. Taft operates Ra Taft Swim school here. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (TO-- erick, rated as one of the world fastest speedboats, today -joine a list of top entries for the firs annual Sahara Cup Regatta Lake Mead, October 14. , Hemus Registers A Kick Wednesday, Sept. 26,1956 San Mateo Times-23 \t 7-3, FALLMCK Roberts Halts SOL HEMUS, Phillies second baseman, directs a violent kick at his helmet after being banished from the gam* with the Brooklyn Dodgers in the eighth Inning last night. Hemus grounded tato a double play but protested that the ball was foul. Phillies Man- ager Mayo Smith argues with Angle DonatelH, right, as second base umpire Toir Groman stands by. Dodgers won, S to 0, on Sal Maglie'* no-hitter. (See story, on page 24.) (AP WIrephoto) Sugar Ray Sets $76,000 Offer CLEVELAND, Ohio (tP)--Sugar ay Robinson today had a. solid 75,000 offer to defend his mid- leweight championship. Promoter Larry Atkins said a vealthy Chicago builder and res- aurateur, Bernard Glickman, wired that he would "personally guarantee Ray Robinson ?75,000 0 defend his middleweight title gainst Bobby Boyd in Cleveland n December should Biyd defeat oey Giardello Friday night" Big Ten, Stanford ?o Hold Luncheon Stanford university will join with the bay area Big Ten club 1 staging a noon luncheon Fri- ay at the Leopard cafe in San Francisco. Slated for informal talks are liggie Munn, athletic'director at Michigan State; Al Masters, who olds the same job at Stanford; 3on Liebendorfer, Stanford news irector, and Fred Stanley, direc- or of publicity at Michigan State. VALDES IS BEATEN PHOENIX »-Zora Folley of Chandler, Ariz., outlasted a sluggish Nino Valdes and won an unam- lous decision over the Cuban eavyweight in 10 rounds last night. Sports On the Air WIDXtSDAT 1:1! r.m.--Mel Allen " * 5:15 pjn,--Hal Wolf an KN S:JO p.TM.--Tom Hannon on 5 T 45 D m.--Sportireel «n A alls ?:S:-sSorU Roundup on B:00 p.m.--Mnjor Leanu BMi 8:00 p.m.--Ira Bhi« on KSBC «:!! p.m.--Sport of Klnr» on VOO p.m.--Flihtf on -KGO-IV Bai«, KGO nni,--Soortl Time «n K Q ^ ?:£.--Bairtall MalJbn on KTA p.m.--lUc« »n -KJ* 1:00 p.m.--Sporti «n KFKC S'SO p.m.--Ontdoonman on S.m.-SporU " ' Golden Gate Entries CI«ir and Fait. Tuaf Tlma l.U T.M. FIRST--* fnrlanci. 3-jear-oldll maldcni. Clalrabii. rant J200O. AU antertd tor 15000 Bad Debt 11« B«d Ventura 11! Royal Sand 11» Bed Chip Bond lit Entranct Hall'. 118 Bankroll 118 Comcti Luiter 118 LucHjr Call 118 Ashford US Callurej 118 Strike Zone 118 Holly Royal 118 8ECOMD--I farJonn, !-jtar-olai and up. Clalmlni. F«ra« |2000. 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S-Ttar-oIds up. Allowaneea. Pant «HO». Keyhole Kate xioft Jo Host ""nnle'Lu San 112 Xliilr n Emblem H IIS Best Speed 115 EIGHTH-1 mile. Claiming. rin entrr. d« and i ·ntertd Fitters Ramiart Bullbat 11T SS2.SSU- iSSS Betttr Kit Bat 114 Yterlta Four at Albany ALBANY, Calif. Iffl--Johnny Longden rode four winners at Golden Gate Fields race track yesterday, boosting his lifetime-wins to 4887 His victories were on Focus $5.60 in the .featured Steve Donaghue Purse: Drop'N Turn $4, Cinnamon Stick 115.90 and Malpii $3.25. fPNIES ·L-- W I N E S · L I Q U O R i 1310 Burlingefnw Ave. BURUNGAME and FARMERS MARKET HILLSDALE FARMERS MARKET HILL8DALE MIAif 0 1M1 MKIMIULa Honey, Riddle Renew Old Ties With Braves MILWAUKEE UP)--There was a reunion of'sorts when Johnny Riddle joined the Milwaukee Braves as a coach after. Charlie Jrimm resigned and spunky Fred Haney became manager. Johnny, 50, and Fred, 56,-were teammates at Indianapolis in 1928. "Fred led the- league in stolen bases that year," Riddle recalls. "He was one of the fastest men in' baseball. We won the pennant, and the Little World Series, too." Rialdle is the first to admit that his chief claim to fame during parts of seven seasons in the major leagues as a catcher was his younger brother, Elmer, a pitcher. Elmer was one of the National league's 'best pitchers, winning 19 in 1941 and 21 in 1943, with Cincinnati. Although the Riddles were together with the Radlegs in 1941 and 1945 and with the Pirates in 1948, they seldom got a chance to put on a brother act. Johnny spent most of his time in the pullpen. Besides Cincinnati, Pittsburgh and Boston in the N a t i o n a l league, Johnny pat in some time with Chicago and Washington in the American league. He picked up managerial experience as skipper of Birmingham in the Southern Association in 1942. Riddle was a coach with the St. Louis Cardinals from. 1952 until last year, when the new regime took, over there. His las coaching stop, before getting a call from the Braves, was a W i c h i t a , Kan., Milwaukee'. American Association farm team Johnny says he'll always have a warm spot in his' heart for [ndianapolis, where he spent 1 seasons. In fact, he likes th city so much he now makes his home there even though Colum bus, Ga., is his real home. He was born in Clinton, S. C. "I was 41 when I had my bes year," says Riddle. "I hit .33r for Indianapolis in 1947 and mad the American Association Al Star team. The next year I wen to Pittsburgh and quit playing when they made me,a coach. Riddle's biggest thrill in baseball was my brother Elmer's suc- Rams Ship Lewis LOS ANGELES OP)--The Los Angeles Rams have traded veteran end and halfback Woodley Lewis to the Chicago Cardinals and released rookie tackle Kfen Panfil on waivers to trim their squad to the 35-player limit. Champs With Base Hits By FRED DOWN (United Prew Saort» Wrlt«r) · BROOKLYN, N. Y. (IP) --Robin Roberts, striving for his seventh straight 20- win season, pitched the Philadelphia Phillies to.m 7-3 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers today in a game that may have sounded the death knell of the world champion's pennant hopes. A tiny crowd of 7847 saw the Phillies avenge Tuesday night's no-hitter at the hands of Sal Maglie by knocking the Dodgers a full game behind the idle Milwaukee Braves in the tense National league pennant struggle. The Dodgers now go into the final three games of the season trailing the. Braves by a game in both the loss and win columns. Roberts _:deprived the Dodgers' of a pennant six years ago when he beat them on the final day, of the 1950 pennant race and he may have done it again today with a gritty five-hit performance that earned him his nineteenth victory. The powerful right-hander yielded two home runs to Duke Snider in addition ip an unearned run in the second inning, but ha struck out 10 batters and gave up only one hit over the last six frames. Twenty-six game winner Don Newcombe was matched against Roberts in this "must" game but did not have his stuff and was further hurt by a two-base error by left fielder Endyy Araoros-- fielding hero of Brooklyn's world series victory last falL That .'error helped the Phillies score two unearned runs in the second'in- ning when they took a 3-1 lead. PhlladelDhli 031000300--111) 1 Brooklyn ...! 100001000--3 · 1 Newcombe. Be«aent (5). Lablne ») and CamDanella-. Roberts and Lopata. Honeywell to Play For Stanford Frosh Jim Honeywell, Peninsula Athletic league player of the year last season, will be among the 60 candidates to turn out for freshman football at Stanford October 1. The six-foot, one-inch, 185- pounder was a three-year letterman at Jefferson High in D_aly City. Only other PAL prep-on the preliminary · roster Is 7an Stypula, an end from Willow Glen in San Jose. Bob Ghilotti is coach of the Card frosh. cess," says Johnny.. "And the other is this new job with the Braves. Believe me, there's only one place to be in this game and that's the major leagues." Times Selections By SOL TICHNOR 1--Bad Debl, Bankroll, Red Chin Bonf. 2--L'Mcle, Baker. Lamar'f Reward. S--Vlnorltn, · She'i-A-Brle, Mantonlan. 4--Lost GfoTH, San of Qaeen, AU Mill. 5--Tiny Maid, Alcodon. Sonetie Bet. 0--Chalk CD. Master Flan, Top TriaL 7--Sundaj- Paper, Emblem II, Ryana Rose. 8--Father* Flash, Katnasarl, Connt 'BEST--SUNDAY PAPER, 7th Ducks Unlimited The eighth annual Ducks Unlimited shoot will be held Sunday at the Lake Merced grounds of the sponsoring Pacific Rod Gun club of San Francisco. The shoot will begin at 9 a. The program includes three events: 20 targets at skeet, 5ff at the lyard traps and 23 at th« 56-foot duck tower. 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