Statesville Record And Landmark from Statesville, North Carolina on March 26, 1965 · Page 9
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TODAY, MABCB M, MM maumtM neon * fMSlt Clay Seeking Training Spot For Big Bout BOSTON (UPI) - Heavy. weight champion Casslus day may be forced to delay his arrival in Boston for his May 26 title fight with Sonny Liston If he can't find a suitable training camp. Clay, who prefers to be known by his Black Muslim name, Mahammad All, currently is training at Miahii, Fla. and is supposed to arrive here not later than May 4 to meet a contract stipulation that his final three weeks of drills be held in Massachusetts. The young champion does not want to work out in the 500-seat Boston Arena annex which he used last time. He and his backers don't believe that gym is large enough to "accommodate the people that want to see the heavyweight champion of fche world in action" That was the line Clay used when he visited Boston City Hospital last Feb. 8 for a final examination of the hernia surgery he underwent Nov. 13. "I'd like to find another place to train" the champion said. "Maybe some college or something like that." But officials of the dozens of colleges in the greater Boston area have shown no Interest whatsoever in Clay's plea. The problem of finding a spot /or Clay to work out has fallen on Harold Conrad of New York, publicist for the title bout-promoting Inter-Continental Promotions, Inc. "I've talked with the champ and his manager, Angelo Dundee, about this," Conrad said. "It's our job to keep the champion happy and he's not happy with the arena annex where we worked out before. "The ideal spot would gtlll be a college gymnasium or a sum- er resort. Listen's set-up at Plymouth Resort Hotel is ideal. But we haven't been able to find another one. "I can't understand It, either. Having the heavyweight champion of the world on the premises for three weeks would be worth $8 million in publicity to anyone. 76ers, Bullets Are Tabbed Favorites In NBA Playoffs •y Unite* Press International The Philadelphia TSsre and (he Baltimore Bullets, two teams which had to battle from behind all season, move into the second round of the Nation' al Basketball Association divisional semifinals tonight with the odds finally in their favor. Philadelphia meets the Cincinnati Royals at Philadelphia while the Bullets encage the St. Louis Hawks at St. Louis. The 76ers and Bullets are the choices to win the best three-oWlve series following their opening- game victories. Philadelphia won the first game of the Eastern Division •trie. 11M1T Wednesday ntfht in overtime despite a so-so performance from Wilt Chamber- laia, bothered by a stomach ailment, ecored Just 26 points in the contest but came up with two key free throws in the overtime period. Chamberlain figures to get better, but Cincinnati's Oscar Robertson ia an- ether matter, Robertson, who Injured an ankle last week, could not run sufficiently in Friday night's game and thus the Royals were robbed of the key figure in their offense. Their fast break could not function properly without the "Big 0" in top shape and just how fast he can recover remains • Question. Baltimore defeated St. Louis 106-105 in the their Western Division opener and (he Bullets seem to be running smoothly at the moment. Walt Bellamy, who was a major disciplinary problem for the Bullets a few months ago, has played well since regaining the favor of Coach Buddy Jeannette. Qua Johnson is also in top form after recovering from a late season injury. The Hawks, meanwhile, do not have a completely healthy Bob Pettlt and their other key veterans, Cliff Hagan and Coach Richie Guerln, can not play a fudl game anymore. SPORTS IN SHORT Ktlso On Tour LAUREL, Md (UPI) — Kelso, five-time horse of the year, began a U.S. tour Wednesday at Laurel. He will appear at the track daily through Sunday. l* rent Wire The 26th segment of the North Carolina Invitational Bowling Championships comes up here Saturday at the Bowler's Club with at least two of the expected entrants prime examples of the old proverb that "if at first you don't succeed, try again." Gene Benfield of Charlotte and Jack Welch of Siler City will be squarely ia the spotlight this weekend and with good reason'. Benfield became the find different NCIBC winner last weekend with a victory at Greensboro's O. Henry Lanes while Welch continued his recent serge with a second place finish. The victory by Benfield hiked his season earnings to $747 and Welch has won $866. Benfield had won only $41 in all previous competition prior to this year, while Welch had pocketed $108. Statesville's Leroy Johnson has won over $500 this year and is expected to be in the event along with several other local bowlers. The Gwyn Staley Memorial 250-mile race, postponed last Sunday at North Wilkesboro Speedway, has been rescheduled for April 11— with practice on April 9 and qualifying on April 10. This schedule is contingent upon the completion of the "Atlanta Mb" as scheduled on April 4. Atlanta had first call on April n as a rain date. Richard Petty, rated among the nation's outstanding late model drivers, will unveil a new hemiipowered Barracuda in the Charlotte NATAC One- Eighth Mile Super Stock Drag Racing Championship meet at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Sunday. Petty Informed promoter Ed Otto that he and his father, Lee, have the new Barracuda ready and will test it during Saturday afternoon runs at the speedway. He will clash with Amie Beswick of Morrison, HI., hi a best of three match race between the rounds of the super stock program. Beswiek will be driving his famed Pontiac GTO. Davidson College'* ace relief pitcher Howard Bryan, has been chosen team captain, 1965, Coach Tom Stevens has announced. American Right to Freedom From Fear j It Temporarily Suspendedl Blood Thirsty Pulse Pounding Technicolor Horrors! 2 Girls: Be sure U see the terrific new hairstyle! TODAY (last complete show to- nite et 6:40) Meeting Held In Salisbury SALISBURY — The Western North Carolina Swim Associa- held its annual meeting at the Salisbury-Rowan YMCA here Wednesday night. Bob Roberts of Gastonia was elected as the new president succeeding R. D. Reamer of Salisbury. The meeting Is held for the purpose of scheduling dual meets throughout the summer with the six cities which compose the WNCSA. They art Statesville, Shelby, Hickory, Morganton, Gastonia, and Salisbury. The local club has won the league title for the last five years and will begin defense of their crown on June 8. The league meet is schedule for Gastonia this year on July SO. Following in the hilarious fun-steps of "Mister Roberts"! PLAYHOUSE Sat. Matinee Wow-EE--Late Show See • the SEX KITTEN do the "Bomba" . . . race in a midget car ... A the most exotic striptease everl IRIGITTE IARDOT PLEASE, NOT e NOW! T II ft' M O S T PH jvrr.Aiive 4 O O t.» t: D Y OP >»fc^" int. y e A R i jfijt I / • htaniMM ^T • ClH*~»»_ f • felMW) ^gf People Have More Fun Than Anyonel Tonito At 9:30 * * * Why not join your friends . . . they'll •II be herel WOMEN! WARNING: See this picture before he does! The wife you sove moy be YOU! iififiniim ^^^^^^% IMW^^v^VQ^^V HownMUROiRvewwrr Ensign •urn. TOMMY •NWIHtSIINDS —Technicolor— AND THE FASTEST GUN TO IINCDON CONE! Five Baseball Games Today Weather permitting several high school baseball teams will ry to get conference games in :he area this afternoon. Five games are scheduled today, all for 4 p.m., with Statesville's Greyhounds kicking the lid off their 1965 slate. Herb Sampsd's Statesvflle nine travels to Kannapolis for a South Piedmont Conference affair while the other four games include Hiddeni*e at Celeste Hetir kel, Stony Point at Cool Sprinigs, Union Grove at Harmony, and Central at Scotts in Iredell- Alexander Athletic Association play. Only two games have been played in the IAAA to date with Hiddcnite downing Stony Point, 11-4, on Tuesday, and Scotts edging Union Grove, 1-0, on Wednesday. The Celeste-Central and Cool Springs-Harmony battles Tuesday were postponed and will be played at a later date. Despite the bad weather conditions the local teams have been trying to prepare for the coming schedules. Mooresville and Troutman open up their 1965 slates next Tuesday. The Blue Devils host West Rowan at 7:30 p.m. while Troutman hosts Monroe at 4 p.m. Taylors- vilie's Bears do not get into action until April 6 when Wilkes Central comes to town. Bristol Pole Up For Grabs BRISTOL. Tenn. (UPI) — Practice for Sunday's Southeastern 500 stock car race at Bristol International Speedway was cut short by rain Thursday and tones turned in were relatively alow. Among drivers practicing despite the wet track were Ned Jarrett, Camden, S.C., Dick Hutcherson, Keokuk, Iowa, and Bill Morton, Church Hill, Tenn. More practice was scheduled today until noon, when compe- tion begins for the first 12 starting positions for the fifth running of the 250-mile race. The pole position and 11 other starting slot will be filled this afternoon. The remaining 24 car» will be determined Saturday. Out of a total purse of more than $25,000, Sunday's winner will pick up a check for about $5,000. Fred Lorenzen of Elm Keane Thinks New Yorkers To Win Flag FORT LAUDERDALE, Pla. (UPI) — Johnny Keane has pulled the biggest switch (n baseball and aims to finish exactly where it sUrted—in the World Series. If he makes It, however, It will be M the manager of the New York Yankees, the club he beat In the World Series last year when he piloted the St. Louis Cardinals to the National League pennant. "I feel the responsibility of winning," Keane says, "and if I didn't think I could win with this club I would not have taken the job." "This club" he talks about Is the same one which won the American League pennant last season — the Yankees fifth straight pennant. No team ever has won it six years in a row but the odds-makers say it will be done his year, for Keane's Yankees are a 6-5 favorite. Keane inherited a set ball club—with power, speed and pitching. "We haven't any problems," he Insists, "or we wouldn't be talking pennant." At the most there are only three positions open on the 1965 team and they are not in starting roles. The Yankees start off with an outfield of Mickey Mantle, Roger Marls and Tommy Tresh; an infield of Joe Pepitone at first base, Bobby Richardson at second, Tony Kubek at short and Clete Boyer at third, and the game's all- around best catcher, Elston Howard. Then there's the pitching, beginning with starters Whitey Ford, Jim Bouton, Al Downing and Mel Stottlemyre and Pedro Ramos in the bullpen. The Yankees were hurting for a starting pitcher and a relief hurler last season, so first they called up the 23-year-old Stottlemyre and he won nine games while losing three. Then they got Ramos from Cleveland and he responded by winning on game and saving 13 in the Yankees' stretch run to the pennant. But that isn't the end of Yankee talent. Phil Linz, the harmonica Braves Bombard Twins, 9-3 Spohn Hub Met* To Win Over Yonks hurst, El., champion. is the defending Presented at • public service , . Srortf Sot. Night FRANK LOVEJOY At 7:00 A 10:10 Tonito A Saturday -ALL NiW- .Spring Opening * April 2 Libby Given 1964 Award SALISBURY (UPI) - The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Awards program (NSSA) Thursday named Los Angeles, Calif., free lance writer Bill Libby the outstanding magazine sjportswriter for 1964. Libby, 97, will b« honored at the annual NSSA awards program April 5-6 along with the nation's top sportscaster and aports writer. A native of Atlantic City, N. J., Libby moved to Los Angeles three years ago after a stint as sports editor of the Yonkers (N.Y.) Herald-Statesman and sports writer for the New York Post. The editori of about 23 national magazines chose Libby on the basis of general writing excellence. The 1963 winner was also a Californian, Arnold Hano of Long Beach. Only 2 Squadi Enter Fast-Pitch Only two teams, Blackwelders Gulf and Lambreth Gulf, were represented last night at the fast-pitch soflball meeting at the Grace Park Recreation Center. Things look dim, but it is still hoped that a fast-pitch league can bt organized if two or more team* will enter by the next meeting on April 8. A fast-pitch league has not operated in the city since 1962, although in 1963 a couple of local teams participated in an inter-city league. Fast-pitch softball has given way to the slow- pitch game where a talented pitcher« sot player, Is rated one of the best utility Infielders in the business; Hector Lopez can play the outfield or infield and has a knack of coming up with hits in the clutch; and Johnny Blanchard not only can catch but also play the infield and outfield. The other utility men figure to be Infielder Pedro Gonzales, bonus boy Jake Gibbs as the third string catcher and one of three rookies — Elvio Jimenez, Ross Moschitto or Roger Repoz for the final outfield post. Keane is looking for a fifth starter with Steve Hamilton, 7-2, Bill Stafford, 5-0 and Roland Sheldon, 5-2, the leading candidates. The two who don't make it will form up the bullpen corps with Ramos, Pete Mikkelsen (7-4) and Hal Reniff (6-4). It's a tip off on the kind of horses Keane has going for him as he strives to become the first manager in baseball history to win two pennants and two World Series in separate leagues in successive years. Not many baseball men will bet against him. By FRID MCMANI UPI Sports Wrlttr Bobby Bragan may yet have the last laugh on Warren Spahn, but give round one of their celebrated feud to Spahn- nie and credit the Met hurler with a much deserved belly laugh. The feud between the Milwaukee manager and the former Brave southpaw, which began last July, was rekindled Wednesday when Bragan told reporters that he didn't believe Spahn could pitch any more than three innings a game any more. When Spahn heard this statement, he preferred not to talk but Insisted he would let his pitching speak for him. The 43-year-old hurler wasted no time in proving his point. He went out Thursday and calmly held the New York Yankees at bay for six innings ai the Mets defeated the Bombers 3-2. Not only did Spahn'a arm do some talking, but his bat as well as he stroked a home run in the seventh off John Breenneman to give the Mets their margin of victory. Allowed Four Hits Spahn gave up only four hits during his six-inning stint and tile only run off him came on a homer by Phil Linz. Larry Bearnarth took over for Spahn in the seventh and preserved the victory, the Mets' fourth in succession. Al Downing took the loss for the Yankees. While Spahn was busy laughing up his sleeve, Bragan's Braves were unleashing a 18- hit barrage to defeat the Minnesota Twins 9-5. Mudcat Grant was the chief victim of the Braves' onslaught, surrendering six runs and eight hits in three innings. Milwaukee's Tony Cloninger worked five Innings and allowed only one hit, but tired in the sixth and Wade Blasingame finished the Job. Woody Woodward had i home run for Milwaukee anc Jim Jenkins hit a two-run blast for the Twins. In other action, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Kansas City Athletics 8-5; the Balti more Orioles topped the Detroi Tigers 74; the Chicago White Sox ripped the Pittsburgh Pi rates 10-4; the St. Louis Card! nals edged the Houston Astro: 8-7; the Cincinnati Reds nipped Three Local Clubs In Track Meet Three local track teams open their 1965 schedule today in a meet at North Rowan High School in Spencer. Statesville, Troutman, and Mooresville cindermen travel to North Rowan along with East Rowan, and Children's Home for a six-school meet beginning at 4 p.m. he Philadelphia Phillies 74; he Chicago Cubs downed the San Francisco Giants 8-7; the Cleveland Indians whipped the Los Angeles Angels "B" squad (VI; and the Angels "A" unit tripped the Boston Red Sox 8-4. Plneh-HIt Hemtr Tommy Davis* three-run pinch-hit homer in the eighth nning powered Los Angeles to victory over Kansas City. Don Drysdale picked up the victory over the Dodgers, but the ace righthander was tagged (or nine hits and five runs in his seven-inning stint, including home runs by Bill Bryan and Jim Landis. Catcher Jeff Torborg also homered for the Dodgers. Relief pitcher Dick Hall singled in the winning run in the ninth inning for Baltimore after the Orioles had tied the game at 4-4 in the eighth. Boog Powell homered for the Orioles as the Tigers dropped their •ixth straight game. Homers accounted for all but one of the White Sox runs as they pounded out 15 hits against the Pirates. Tom Agee, Ken Berry, John Romano, Don Buford and winning pitcher Manly Johnston all hit round-trippers for Chicago while Jim Paglia- roni hit a three-run homer for Pittsburgh. More disheartening than the defeat, however, was the fact that the Pirates lost second-baseman Bill Mazeroski for at least five weeks with a broken bone in his right foot. Mazeroski broke the foot round- Ing third base. Rally In Ninth Tim McCarver's wind-blown two-run pinch double capped a three-run ninth inning rally which enabled St. Louis to defeat Houston. McCarver, who has been out for nine days with a broken finger, batted for pitcher Mike Cuellar and sliced a drive to left to send in the tying and winning runs. Redbird starting pitcher Ray Washburn had the game's only home run. Cincinnati outfielder Art Shamsky, who entered the game when Frank Robinson was ejected, smashed a leadoff homer in the ninth to give the Reds their victory over Philadelphia. Tommy Harper also homered for Cincinnati while Tony Gonzalez, Johnny Callison and Clay Dalrymple hit round-trippers the Phils, Ralph Terry became the first Cleveland pitcher to work nino innings as he limited the Afr gels blue squad to one ru» while striking out seren and scattering eight hits.. .Boston'! Dick Radatz was belted for four runs and six hits in only twe innings of work as the Angel. collected 16 hits off four Red Sox hurlers. Bobby Knoop had a two-run homer for Los Angeles ... Ernie Banks' single capped a three-run ninth inninf rally which brought the Cuba a victory over the Giants. Willie Mays played his first complete game of the spring for San Francisco and had two singles. Be Sure You Vote Tomorrow RE-ELECT WILKES KIVETT City Councilman for Ward Onel Vote For WILKES KIVETT Tomorrow Left Keep StatesvUIe Truly "The dty of Pragma* King Leads Azalea Event WILMINGTON, N.C. (IIPD- Husky Claude King, playing on the course where he once worked as a caddy, took a one- stroke lead score of 65 into today's second round of the 17th annual Azalea Open golf tournament. King, a native of this port city but now playing out of Virginia Beach, Va., needed only 25 putts Thursday as his approach shots consistently put him within inches of the cup. But his putter was hot when he needed it, especially on tile 18th hole where he rolled in a 60- footer for a birdie. The long birdie putt gave him a 32-33 round and a one-stroke edge over Glenn Stuart of Grand Rapids, Mich., at the Cape Fear Country Club c ours e, where King once worked as a caddy. Following King and Stuart into the second round was host pro Hamp Aulcl with a 67. Five golfers — Phil Rodgers, Jackie Cupit, Bob Johnson, Bill Martindale and Gary Sloan — were bunched in fourth place with four-under-par 68s. Vote for P. T. (Doc) Raymer FOR STATESVILLE CITY COUNCIL TOMORROW ELECT —the Candidates of your choice In the coming election. And while you're at it, why not oloct to put your family in a safe dopendablo used car? Wo suggest that you consider these "candidates" now. '64 Ford Fostbock Light blue color, radio, heater, automatic, power steering, air condition. One owner, like now. -__ '63 Pontiac Bonn. Cpe. Local one owner, full power, radio, heater. Like now, extra clean. $2295. 63 Chev. Impola Cpe. One-owner, radio, heater, powerglide, power steering, light blue color, real sharp, tHfiAf clean (2 to select from) IplVVj. '63 Pontiac Cat. 4-Dr. Solid white color, full power, radio, heater. One owner. Look this one &1OOC over, today. «pls/D« '63 Chev. Bel Air 4-Dr. Blue and white color, radio, heater, powerglide. One-owner, extra clean, priced right. '63 Chev. Bel Air 2-Dr. Solid whito color, radio, heater, powerglide, One owner, one of the cleanest in town. '62 Olds '98' 4-Dr. Black and white color, radio, heater, air condition, Power seat, power &1OOC windows, extra clean. 3>l/73« '62 Pontiac Carolina 4-Dr. Solid whito color, radio, heater, power steering and brakes, extra clean, '59 Pontiac Star-Chief 2-Dr. Blue color, radio, heater, automatic, power steering. Good tires, extra clean, priced right, local owned. '57 Chev. Bel Air 4-Dr. New paint (2-ton green) radio, heater, powerglide, local owned. These kind &COC are hard to find, «pD/J» '57 Chevrolet Station Wagon Bel Air 4-door, radio, heater, power steering, power brakes, powerglide, green and white color. Local one owner. Only 50,000 actual miles, one of the cleanest in town, £7 CA ThU weekend only V jl), Mid-Town Motors Across from Carnation Milk Plant on T.ylorsville M, if Dick Stikeleathtr * Irvin White N.C, No, 3154 Ttl, 1724111

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