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TV LOG Tuesday Night Killers" 500 57th Runs Time IT TOOK ALL WINTER to do it but the two men above have a new fuel injection dragster which they built from “the ground up.” It is powered by a 327 GMC engine and they have plans to enter drag competition in thè area. They are, left to right, Gene Klapper and Gary Brown. (Staff Photo) 55-Year-Old Courts Fate Bobby Riggs: Male Chauvinist or Hustler? By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK — (NEA) — Bobby Riggs has done nuttier things than challenge Margaret Court to a tennis match. He has played opponents while carrying a bucket of water in one hand and a racket in the other. He has held a suitcase in another match; played in galoshes and raincoat; has been weighted down like a racehorse with lead around the ankles and waist and wrists. Riggs has given opponents the doubles alleys while he has to play the singles court. He once played Hank Greenberg, the former star baseball player and a good amateur tennis player, with chairs and park benches on his (Riggs’) side of the court. Riggs won when there were two chairs in his court, when there were three and when there were four; he lost after Greenberg insisted on adding the two benches. Riggs is a hustler and one of the most bizarre handicappers in a staid sport; you can usually tell a tennis-club member by the clothespin on his nose. Riggs has played it straight, too. He won the U.S. men’s singles open at Forest Hills in 1939 and 1941, and was Wimbledon champ before World War II. In the late 1940s he turned pro and was tops. Big Bill Tilden, when asked who he thought was the best modern era player, said simply, “Riggs.” None of this, however, was zany enough for Riggs. Besides, he was always on the alert for a few under-the-net, so to speak, quid. And he’s not playing Margaret Court for Cokes. There is a $10,000 prize put up. Actually, he put up $5,000 and a San Diego group put up the other $5,000. On the surface, Riggs’ challenge (which was first offered to Billie Jean King and turned down) went like this: “They (women tennis players) have complained bitterly in recent months that women’s tennis is not getting its deserved share of public attention and prize money. “If they’re all that good, why wouldn’t they jump at a BOBBY' RIGGS watches from the sidelines with more than casual interest as Margaret Court goes through a recent workout in Richmond, Va. than I can afford to lose.’’ The old con man has stimulated enough excitement in the match that television and newspapers and magazines will cover it. And Riggs will not turn down any side offers to pay him for TV rights, or requests to endorse Fountain ol Youth potions, or what have you. How will he do against Court, one of the finest woman tennis players in the world? Some experts think he will win without doubt. But former star player Bill Talbert said, “I think the first 100 or so men players could beat the top women players. The question is, how far down the list is Bobby?” And another expert says, “Court has a big, powerful game and her shots will be too much for him.” Riggs’ friends, however, know that Bobby can, after a 30-year hustling career, pick his spots. Although Riggs plays down his hustling, calling it “friendly wagers for fun,” he has been known to play for thousands of dollars. And usually he has won. Once, though, he was taken. Pro Len Hartman, a steady partner of Riggs’, recalls that a young amateur named Steve Ross came up from Florida to play in New York, where Riggs lived a few years ago. Hartman knew of By MIKE HARRIS Associated Press Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis 500-mile auto race will run the 57th time May 28 with another colorful show drawing more than 250,000 persons and heard and seen by millions iiiore around the world. But it hasn’t ahvays been so. In 1945, when Anton “Tony” Hulman of Terre Haute, Ind., bought the Indianapolis Motor SPOR TS NOTES By The Associated Press FOOTBALL BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The National Football League Minnesota Vikings announced that middle linebacker Lonnie Warwick and reserve quarterback Bob Lee, who had played out their options, have been signed by the Atlanta F'alcons in return for quarterback Bob Berry and Atlanta’s first round draft choice next winter. TENNIS LAS VEGAS — Defending champion John Newcombe of Australia defeated Georges Goven of France 6-2, 6-2 in the first round of the $150,000 Alan King-Caesar’s Palace Tennis Classic. HOCKEY PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League traded defenseman Rick Foley to the Detroit Red Wings for defenseman Serge Lajeunesse. BASEBALL ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves traded catcher Bob Didier to the Detroit Tigers in return for catcher Gene Lamont. KANSAS CITY - The Kansas chance to play me, a tired old man?” That last phrase, “tired old man,” comes right out of a back-alley shill game. Riggs is 55, and at 5-foot-7 weighs about 153, only a few pounds more than when he was at the height of his game. He says he has been playing four and five sets of tennis a day, jogging four miles a day, and dieting carefully in preparation for the May 13 match with Court in San Diego. Riggs has played regularly all his life. Last fall, in fact, he went to the finals of the 45-and-over men’s hardcourt singles final before losing to Pancho Segura. So Riggs is still tough. Riggs plays some of the top young guys, too. But Jie gets them to give an inch. He recently split sets with Bob Lutz, for example, and gets a spot of two games, gets the alleys and allows Lutz just one serve (while Riggs gets two). “I can play just about anybody in the world that way,” said Riggs. Riggs said that he still itches for an exciting challenge, something that will give a fillip to his lust for tennis lunacy. “I’m an old campaigner,” he said. “I’m retired from business and this thing with Margaret Court is something I can look forward to. “An old ham like me needs to be on stage. And if I lose the money, well, I can afford it. I’ll never play for more the kid, Riggs didn’t. The kid city Royals of the American had a most jriiserable-look- League sold catcher Jerry May to the National League New York Mets. mg serve, a high floater. He was an excellent player, otherwise. Hartman wanted Riggs to see Ross’s serve. BASKETBALL Hartman said, “Wanna play , SEATT'-Ef Bm ,Hussel'i him, Bobby?” Riggs, holding f°r™er d^tensive star and back his joy. said, well, coach ot the National Basket- okay. Riggs first spotted Ross a few games. And lost! couldn’t believe it, losing to that serve. He tried again, and again. Soon, Ross was spotting Riggs three games. “It just goes to prove,” said Hartman, “that even a hustler can get hustled.” Riggs, though, will not give ball Association Boston Celtics, was signed as general manager JT.a and coach of the Seattle Super- He Sonics. GOLF FORT WORTH, Tex. - Bruce Crampton fashioned a 59 and maintained a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the $150,000 Colonial National Invitation Golf Tournament. BALTIMORE, Md. — Kathy a Margaret Court any kind of Cornelius fired a three-under- sporting edge—except on one par 70 t0 take a two-stroke lead COndltlOn. I 11 C3ri y 3 buck* oftor thofirct rnnnH nf thn T qHi/ carry et of water,” he said, “but only if she carries two buckets.” (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) Ron The Fairly Big Hits -Wins BY ALEX SACHARE Associated Press Sports Writer Ron Fairly has a good memory-but then again, nights like Monday aren’t all that hard to remember. Fairly got only one hit in five times at bat against the Pirates, but it was the big one-a solo homer in the 10th inning that lifted the Montreal Expos to a 32 victory and sent Pittsburgh to its sixth consecutive loss. “I think it was a fast ball,” said Fairly of his game-winning shot off Nelson Briles, “but I’m not sure. All I know is, I hit it well. “It’s easy to remember the good days,” observed Fairly, who had fond memories of Briles and the Pirates even before his blast. He hit another tie-breaking homer off Briles in a game won by the Expos earlier this season. And back in 1965, while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Fairly again beat the Pirates with a last-inning homer. In other National League baseball games, Philadelphia whipped St. Louis 10 5, Atlanta topped Houston 7-1 and San Diego beat San Francisco, also by a 7-1 count. The New York Mets’ game against the Cubs in Chicago was postponed due to cold weather, and Los Angeles and Cincinnati were not scheduled. In the American League, Texas beat Minnesota 7-6 in the opener of a twin-night doubleheader but dropped, the second game 6-4 in 11 innings, Detroit defeated the New York Yankees 8-0, Boston edged Baltimore 1-0 in 11 innings, California nipped Kansas City 32 in 10 innings, Cleveland slipped past Milwaukee 2-1 and Oakland beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. The defeat was the 14th in the last 19 games for the Pirates, last year’s NL East champions. And Briles, who suffered his fourth defeat in five decisions, feels its the pitchers who must pull the club out of its rut. “When you’re not getting anything going, you’re pitching has to pick you up. It’s up to us.” Philadelphia scored six runs on six singles in the fourth inning to beat the Cardinals. Greg Luzinski had a single, double and triple and rookie Mike Schmidt drove in three runs. “My swing hasn’t been what I wanted it to be,” said Luzinski, who came into the game batting .206 Last year he hit .281 with 18 homers. Atlanta’s Mike Lum had a three-run double and a solo homer in the Brave’s victory. “It seems like everv time we come to Houston, I’m hitting good.” said Lu, adding that the double was off a high, outside fast ball, the homer off a low, inside fast ball. Rookie outfielder John Grubb’s tie-breaking single sparked a five-run outburst in the seventh inning that boosted San Diego past the Giants. Jerry Morales and Clarence Gaston each drove in two runs for the Padres. Alvin Crenshaw Wins Award AMARILLO, Tex. (AP) — Alvin Crenshaw, who has never lost an 880-yard race nor a 440- yard final, has been named the 1973 winner of the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Texas High School Trackman Award. Crenshaw, who runs for Dallas’ Roosevelt High School, holds the world indoor 440 record for high school athletes at 47.4. He also won the state’s Class 4A half mile title in 1:51.1, the fastest time recorded by a prep school runner this season. Local Women Bowlers Place In State Several local members of the City Women’s Bowling Association won cash in the recent annual State Tournament in San Antonio. In Class B doubles Ginger Smith and Shirley Neel won third in the state with a scratch pinfall of 1,105 and a cash prize of $275. In Class E singles Linda Loter won 14th and $28 with a pinfall of 501. Judy Carter came up with $18 for a scratch pinfall of 478 for place 29. Charlene Christensen brought back $5 by placing 55th with a pinfall of 436 in the Novice Singles. In Class C, All Events, Ginger Smith placed 149th. She earned $5.73 and had a pinfall scratch of 1,454. Army's 1973 lightweight football team will be captained by quarterback Gene Richardson of Waxahatchie. Texas. Dutch Deutsch. supervisor of the Eastern area scouts for the Pittsburgh Pirates, formerly played for Elmira in the old Eastern League. He also played for late actor Jim Barton's Nighthawks, a Long Island semi-pro team 25 years ago. RIGGS PONDERING FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Bobby Riggs made a fuss about giving up 25 years to Margaret Court in their celebrated tennis match Sunday. He now has to ponder whether to give up 37 years and play Chris Evert. Fort Lauderdale promoter George Liddy announced Monday he was willing to put up $30,000 for a confrontation between Riggs, 55, and Miss Evert, 18, here Sept. 22. after the first round of the Lady Carling Open LPGA golf tournament. TENNIS BOIJRNEMOUT, England Ilie Nastase of Romania downed Australian Barry Phillips — Moore 6-3, 6-0 and gained the finals of the $67,500 British Hard Court Tennis Championships. TOKYO - Bilie Jean King Long Beach, Calif., eliminated Valerie Zeigenfuss of San Diego 6-2, 6-3, and advanced to the semifinals of the Toray-Sillook Women’s Professional Tennis Tournament. MEXICO CITY — Harold Solomon of Silver Springs Md., beat Mexico’s Joaquin Loyo- Maye, 7-5, 6-4, 7-5, in the opening round of the Davis Cup North American Zone finals. DALLAS — Favored Stan Smith, Pasadena, Calif., defeated Australian Rod Laver 4-6, 6-4, 7-6, 7-5 and advanced to the finals of the $100,000 World Championship of Tennis, where he will face fellow American Arthur Ashe. HOCKEY VANCOUVER - Industrialist Jim Patterson of Vancouver has purchased the Philadelphia Blazers of the World Hockey Association for $1.9 million. HORSE RACING NEW YORK - Breakfast Bell, $3.40, won the $15,000 Miss Press Photographers Purse at Adueduct. CHICAGO - Fussy Girl, $2.80, captured the $16,600 Florence R. Stakes at Arkington Park. ALBANY, Calif. — Lucky Wallet, $5.20, galloped to a triumph in the feature at Golden Gate Fields. INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Free Space, $23.80, posted a three- length victory in the $15,000 feature at Hollywood Park. Speedway, it was in disrepair. Interest in the Memorial Day classic had diminished after the track was closed four years during World War II. The Speedway, which was built in 1909 as a proving ground for automobiles, is now known in some racing circles as “the house that Tony rebuilt.” The 21v-mile asphalt track is the focal point of the Speedway on the city’s far west side, but it isn’t the only attraction of the 539-acre property. Hulman has replaced the ancient wooden grandstand that nearly circled the track with steel and concrete grandstands. There is now an estimated seating capacity of 235,000 and room for an additional 100,000 persons in the track infield. Hulman has supervised construction of a more-than-100- room motel, a 27-hole golf course with nine holes in the infield and an office-museum building as well as press and hospitality quarters. Speedway officials never announced attendance figures, but an estimated 60,000 persons watched the 500 in 1946 and prize money totaled $75,000 after a prewar high of $96,259. Hulman, whose great wealth comes from varied business and real estate interests, has made the Indy race the richest in the world of auto racing. For the third straight year prize money this year will total more than $1 million. His newest improvement at the Speedway is an addition to the motel to house VIP suites which rent for $10.000 a year on the second floor and $20,000 for the third-floor. There are six suites on each floor. The rooms, which overlook the track, were all rented long before the addition was completed, most of | them by large companies« involved in racing. For race day, tickets for reserved seats sell for from $10 to $40, and it costs $5 a person to watch the race from the infield in the midst of one of the world’s largest picnics. Gasoline Alley, the strip of concrete that connects the garage area with the pits, provides one of the few places in major sports where fans can mingle with their heroes. In fact, drivers, owners and mechanics often have to push their way through the crowd, signing autographs and talking with excited people. The museum of 500 and Speedway relics is free and open year-round. There is even the opportunity to ride around the track in a Speedway bus for 50 cents, except in May. But it’s the race cars, the speeds and personalities that draw most people here. Racing has changed tremendously since the first Indy 500 in 1911. Ray Harroun won the first race in a Marmon Wasp at an average speed of 74.59 miles an hour. Mark Donahue, last year’s winner, averaged a record 162.962 m.p.h. in a winged McLaren-Offenhauser. KFDX TV Channel 3 5:30—NBC Nightly News 6:00—Ben and the Weather 6,05—News Highlights 6:30—Hogan's Heroes 7:00- KFDX TV Ch. 3 Movies: "Company Of 9.00—N.K.C. Reports 10:00— news Report 10:10—Weather 10:15— NBC News 10:30— Tonight Show 12:00—Sign Off KGNC TV Channel 4 5:30— NBC Nightly News 6:00—Newswatch 6:30- Hollywood Squares 7 on-Tuesday Night At the Movies: "Company ut Killers" 9:00—It Takes A Killer 10 : 00 —Newswatch 10:30—Tonight Show 12:00—KGNC News TUESDAY. MAY 15, 1973 KSWO TV Channel 7-9 6:30—To Tell The Truth 7:00—Temperatures Rising 7:30-Movie of the Week KAUZ TV Channel 6 5:30—Walter Cronkite CBS News 5:30—Weather, News, Sports 6:30— The Mancini Generation. 7:00—Maude 7:30—Hawaii Five-O 8.30— KAUZ TV Ch. 6 Tuesday Movie: "The Family Rico" Night Ben Gazara 10:00—Ch 6 News 10:20—Ch 6 Weather, Sports 10:30—KAUZ TV Ch. 6 Late Movie: "Pretty Poison" Anthony Perkins, Tuesday Weld 9:00—Marcus Wlby 10:00—News and Weather 10:30—Wide World of Entertainment KVII TV Channel 7 5:00— Petticoat Junction 5:30—ABC Evening News 6:00— Pro News 6:15—Weather 6:30— Hee Haw 7:30—ABC Tuesday Night Movie Of The Week: "Women In Chains" Ida Lupino, Lois Nettleton 9:00—Marcus Welby 10:00—KVII Pro News 10-30—Bonanza 11:30—ABC Special KFDA TV Channel 10 5:30—CBS News Walter Cronkite 6:00—Scene at 6:00, News, Weather, Sports 6:30—To Tell The Truth 7:00—Maude 7:30—Hawaii Five-0 8:30—New CBS Tuesday Night Movie 10:30—KFDA Late Movie, TBA 11:45—The Tri-State Scene Texas, Oklahoma, & New Mexico AUTHORIZED SALES & SERVICE 100% Solid State AccuColor WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1973 KFDX TV Channel 3 6:35—RFD 3 7:00—Today Show 7:25—Women and the Weather 7:30—Today Show 8:25- Your Life Today 8:30— Today Show 9:00—Dinah's Place 9:10 Baffle 10:00—Sale of the Century 10:30—Hollywood Squares 11:00—Jeopardy 11:30—Who, What or Where 11:55—NBC News 12:00—Noon Report, Weather & News 12:25—Focus 12:30—Three on a Match 1:00—Days of Our Lives 1:30—The Doctors 2:00—Another World 2.30— Return to Peyton Place 3:00—Somerset 3:30—Hiqh Chaparral "The Arrangement" 4:30—Perry Mason 5:30—NBC Nightly News 6:00—Ben and the Weather 6:05—News Report 6:20—Sports Report 6:30—Hogans Heroes 7:00—Adam 12 7:30- KFDX TV Ch. 3 Wednesday Mystery Theatre: "Cool Million" 9:00—Search 10:00—Evening Report 10:10—Weather 10:15—NBC News 10.30—Tonight Show 12:00—Sign Off KAUZ TV, Channel 6 7:26- CH 6 News 8. Weather 7:30—The New Zoo Revue 8:00—Captain Kangaroo 9:008The Joker's Wild 9' 30- The $10,000 Pyramid 10:00—Gambit 10:30—Love of Life !? nn News- Douglas Edwards :00 The Voung and the Restless 11:30—Search for Tomorrow 12:00Channel 6 News and Weather 12:25—Donna's Notebook 12:30As the World Turns 1:00—The Guiding Light 1:30—The Edge of Night 2 00 The New Price Is Right 7:30 Hollywood's Talking 3:00 The Secret Storm 3:30—Green Acres 4:00—Big Valley 5:00—Truth or Consequences 5:30— Walter Cronkite 6:00—Weather, News, Sports 6:30—Hollywood Squares 7:00 Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour 8 00 Medical Center 9:00 Cannon 10:00 Channel 6 News, Weather c Sports 10:30—KAUZ TV Ch. "The Bandlanders" Borqnine 6 CBS Late Movie: Alan Ladd, Ernest f CLINE MOTOR CO. | 108 AVENUE C. NW KELVINATOR MOTOROLA APPLIANCES COLOR TV KGNC TV Channel 4 s: 15 Morning Devotional WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1973 KFDA TV Chann,. 6:40—Golden Spread Agriculture 7:00—Today Show 7:25—KGNC Weather 7:30—Today Show 8:25—News 8:30—Today Show 9:00—Dinah's Place 9 10 Baffle 10:00—Sale of a Century 10:30—Hollywood Squares 11:00—Jeoprdy 11:30—Who, What, or Where 11:55—NBC News 12:00— Newswatch 12:30—Three on a Match 1:00—Days of our Lives 1:30—The Doctors 2:00—Another World 2:30—Return to Peyton Place 3:00—Somerset 3:30—KGNC TV Channel 4 Dialing fc- Dollars Movie: ''Li'L Abner" Peter Palmer, Leslie Parrish 5:30— NBC Nightly News 6:00—Newswatch 6:10 UFO 7:30—NBC Mystery Movie 9:00—Search 10:00—Newswatch 10:30—Tonight Show 12:00—KGNC News Farr 6:15—Amarillo College 7:00—CBS News with John Hart 7:30—New Zoo Revue 8:00—Captain Kangaroo 9:00—The Joker's Wild 9:10 The $10,000 Pyramid 1) :00—Gambit 10:30—Love Of Life 11:00 The Young 8. The Restless 11:30—Search for Tomorrow 12:00—Scene fNews, Weather, sewing Show 12:30—As The World Turns 1:00—The Guiding Light 1:30—The Edge Of Night 7:00 The New Price Is Right 2:10 Hollywood's Talking 1:0Q The Secret Storm 3:30—Green Acres 4:00— Big Valley 5:00—Truth or Consequences 5:30—CBS Evening News-Cronkite 6:00—News Scene At Six: News 6:30—To Tell The Truth 7:00—Sonny & Cher 8 oo—Med.ical Center 9 00—Cannon 10:00—Scene at 10, News, Weather, Sports 10:35—KFDA Channel 10 Late Movie: (To Be Announced) 11:30—Tri-State Scene: Mexico, Oklahoma Texas, New FOR BETTER COMMUNITY ANTENNA SERVICE TELEVISION SERVICE CABLECOM’GENERAL, INC. 241 COMMERCE (CHILDRESS) Men Women Tennis Matches WEDNESDAY/MAY 16, 1973 PHONE 937-4202 KSWO TV CHANNEL 7 (9) 6:00—News, Sports, Weather 6:30—To Tell The Truth 7:00— South Pacific 1U:00—News & Weather B% ■ |\ I i i O. 30—Wide World Of Entertainment Being Planned r———" ----* ......™ S micv'c ni crfYifirr B BY WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent RAMONA, Calif. (AP) Bobby Riggs says if he beats Margaret Court in their $10,000 challenge tennis match here Sunday, he’ll probably take the show on the road. I had a call from Bill Talbert in New York”, the 55-year-old former world men’s champion said today, “and he told me that if a place like the San Diego Country Estates can hold a match for $10,000, Forest Hills should be able to hold one for $ 20 , 000 . “We talked about a return match at Forest Hills. Billie Jean King will want a shot. The whole world is interested. I may go all over the world, playing the top women players.” Talbert is the chairman of the U.S. Open championships. Riggs and the 30-year-old Mrs. Court, the No. 1 player in women’s tennis, will meet in a best-of-three set match at the San Vicente Country Club here for a winner-take-all purse. READ THE CLASSIFIEDS RILEY'S TV "Your New Authorized SERVICE fgNITH, Dealer" S_®. JIJMAIN ' PHONE 937-8761 ! WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 1973 KVII TV Channel 7 6:30—English Kindergarten 6:40—Pro News 6:55—The Electric Company 7:30—Cartoon Time 8:00—Sesame Street 9:00—Dennis The Menace 9:30—Munsters 10:00—Eddies' Father 10:30—Bewiched 11:00— Password 11:3)—Split Second 12:00—Pro News, Weather, Far 12:30—Let's Make a Deal 1:30—Newlywed Game 1:30—Dating Game 2:00—General Hospital 2:30—One Life To Live 3:00—Love American Style 3:30—1 Love Lucy 4:C0—Gilligarvd's Island 4:30—Gomer Pyle 5:00—Petticoat Junction 5:30—ABC Evening News 6:00—Pro News 6:30—Jeannie 7:00—Paul Lynde 7:30—KVn tv Ch ’ ABC Movie Of The Week: "South Pacific" 10:00—Pro News ’0:30—Bonanza 12:00—ABC Specials

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