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Rtdlands Daily facts, 8 - Monday. Mar. 23,19M California Takes NCAA Final 71-70 LOUISVILLE. Ky. (UPI)-Defensive basketball, especially as played on the West Coast, took on new prestigate today as California's ball-hugging Bears carried home the national collegiate title, won in a 71-70 thriller over West Virginia in the NCAA finals here Saturday night. The defensive side of the collegiate game has been making a slow comeback in the past two seasons from the days when most • teams were content to have their' defense described as "a wave, a shout and a dirty look." The scoring average per game has sloughed off 10 points since it reached a high of 146.5 (both teams) in 1936 and 19S7, and with the new limitations placed on the dribbler this season, California slow-gaited to the national title by holding its opponents to just over 50 points per game. Even though West Virginia, with Jerry West alone getting 28, rolled up the season's highest total allowed by the Bears, it still was California's error-free, deliberate attack and clinging man-for- man defense that proved superior to the Mountaineer's style of run and shoot in the showdown. Scbaus Praises Newell West Virginia coach Fred Schaus in defeat gave all the credit to his coaching rival Pete Newell for "coming up with the best defensive club'we've seen all season." It took the Bears 10 minutes to set those defenses in the title game as West Virginia streaked to 23-13 lead in the first nine minutes. But the Bears doggedly played the game they knew best, and, held the Mountaineers to a single field goal for the rest of the half. That gave California the 39-33 halftime lead, and when West collected a fourth personal foul early in the second half, the issue was sealed, even if West Virginia did refuse to concede it. Trailing 69-64 with two minutes to go. West Virginia came within a point of tying it up when Buck Bolyard sank two free throws and West got a basket on a goaltending call. Play It Cool But the Bears played it cool worked the ball around West Virginia's zone defense until they got it in to 6-10 center Darrall Imhoff, who missed his book shot but tapped in the rebound for the game winning basket. It was a well-earned triumph for a team that had come from the coast almost unknown, and certainly the dark horse of the tournament, to give the Pacific Coast Conference its first NCAA title since 1942. Like Kentucky's 1938 champions California had failed to place a man on its own all-Conference team. It had no hot shooters, moderate speed and only fair rebounding strength. But as Newell explained, "We work hard on defense, and we hold the heck out of the ball." Since nothing succeeds like success this may set a new trend. * West-Most Valuable West Virginia's Jerry West was hailed as the individual star of the tournament. He scored 38 points against Louisville in the semi-finals and came back with 28 in the title game to tie a tournament record of 160 points for five games set by Hal Lear ofj Temple in 1956. That was enough to win him 45 of the 56 votes cast for the tourney's Most Valuable Player award. He also was the only unanimous choice for the all tournament team, being named on all 56 ballots. Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati, who racked up 39 points as the Bearcats plastered Louisville 98-85 for third place, drew 53 votes; Imhoff 48, Don Goldstein of Lou isville 34, and Denny FUzpatrick of California 28. Others getting votes were Bob Dalton of California, Ralph Davis of Cincinnati and Bolyard. R/ofous Celebrations Hail Winning UC Team BERKELEY (UPI) —This cam pus was nearly back to normal today after two days of riotous eelebratien touched off when the University of California basketball team captured the national title Saturday night at Louisville, Ky. Almost the second the final whistle sounded on Cal's thrill-packed 71-70 win over West Virginia in the finals of the NCAA tourney the bells of the Campanile rang out "Cal Fights On." Over 1,500 students immediately assembled at a victory bonfire in the Greek Amphitheater, and then thousands of others poured through Berkeley in a milling victory party which kept the town awake through most of the chilly night. The hysteria crossed the bay] Sunday when 5,000 fans welcomed the team home at San Francisco! International Airport, despite a light drizzle. Coach Pete Newell disembarked carrying the four foot high statu ette emblamatic of the national title. He was followed by his 15 player squad. As the group came down the ramp, the crowd roared, balloons soared, and a multitude of banners were unfurled proclaiming the magnificence of coach Newell and bis defense-minded charges. The scene shifted to the baggage room where a pep rally was held on the spot. A motorcade of hundreds o i cars escorted the team across the bay to the university campus where another giant celebration was held at the gymnasium. The Bears were underdogs at Louisville, but swept to their first title by downing Cincinnati 64-53 Friday and beating West Virginia on Saturday. Long Beach Wins Swim LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Long Beach City College humbled UCLA, 59-27, in a double dual swimming meet Saturday while UCLA topped College of the Pacific, 46-40. PLAN LEAGUE REACTIVATION DUBLIN, Ga. (UPD-Officials of the defunct Georgia-Florida League have tentatively agreed to reactivate the Class D league for l the 1959 season under an independent opration free from ma-j jor league ties. Mrs. Hales, Dr. Welch Win Golf Tournament Mrs. Edwin Hales and Dr. Aus-| tin Welch won the two ball mixed-foursome golf tournament at the Country club Sunday with a net score of 67Vi. Second place resulted in a tie between Mrs. Arthur Perry and Bob Campbell and Mrs. Peter Arth and Paul Gerrard with nets of 69. Tying for third at 70 were Mrs. Bill Howard and Richard Marsh, Mrs. Madison Finlay and John Blumenberg. Mrs. James Lauer and Phil Stearns were fourth with 71. Fifth at 714: Mrs. Richard Marsh and Julian Blakeley, Mrs. John Blumenberg and Madison Finlay. Sixth at 72: Mrs. Garn Hay cock and Bill Bates, Mrs. Ralph Weaver and Dr. Harold Morris. Prizes for highest score on short- test hole went to Mrs. Percy Dorn-j feld, Mrs. Dee Cowen, Mary McIntyre, Rex Cranmer, Percy Dora feld, Col Arthur Perry. Prize for lowest score on longest hole went to Mrs. Blumenberg and Mr. Finlay. Prizes for most average score, a 75 net, went to Mrs. Dick Finch and Bill Howard. A special prize was awarded Mrs. Marjorie Summers for substituting at last moment Consolation prize went to Mary Mo Intyre and Rex Cranmer. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bartley and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howard] were in charge of arranging the tournament Silver Spoon, Troilus Top Kentucky List AGUA CALIENTE. Mexico (UPI) —Silver Spoon and Troilus remained the 4-1 co-favorites today in the Caliente future book on the Kentucky Derby, but Tomy Lee moved up on the outside. Tomy Lee, the West's brilliant two-year-old, drew strong support in the book Sunday, moving from 10-1 to 8-1. The support for Tomy Lee came on a $1700 wager a $300 bet and scattered smaller action. "Tb; derby seems wide open id pricemaker Tony Alessio. "They are taking about everything in the race." 1 Jennings Wins Elks Golf Event Paul Jenning, Jr., with a low net of 69 won first place trophy: in the Elks club golf tournament at the Country club Sunday. Bob Cowie was second with 71. Third place trophies were won by Rod Cranmer and Bob Bourret with 72. Other trophy winners were Dick Rees Jr. and Emmerson (Red) Haverty. In the Blind Bogey competition which included all golfers without established handicaps, trophies were awarded to Frank Bums, first; Bob Emmerson, second; Harold Fortress, third; Al Bakos, fourth; Paul Zatzke, fifth, and Don Deardon, sixth. Refreshments were served and trophies awarded at the EIks| lodge at the conclusion of the tournament Schroeder Wins Golf Sweeps Joe Schroeder walked off with top honors at the handicap sweepstakes golf tournament held at the Redlands Country Club course Saturday. He shot an 81 with a 15 handi cap for the winning mark of 66 Other close contenders: Mike Logatber - 75 7 Mike Serbu 76 7 Ward Huges 85 16 Art Perry 78 8 Larry Heim 77 7 Paul Wilson 84 14 Len Sherman 86 16 Buck Weaver — 85 14 Carroll Douglas 80 9 Bill Lauer 81 10 GIANTS SIGN SCOTT NEW YORK (UPI)—The New York Giants have signed George Scott. Miami of Ohio halfback, to] i. 1959 contract Scott, a good runner and pass receiver, was the Giants' 19th draft choice. BOATS! PACKAGE DEALS EASY TERMS OTORS! TRAILERS! Lowest Prices In Redlands ley Seott Motors, Nytox loafs, Dorsctt Boats and Companion Boats. HERMAN'S MARINE 320 East Statt Phono PY 3-5745 Howard Most Promising Rookie In Baseball Today VERO BEACH, Fla. (UPI) Frank Howard is his name and according to the Los Angeles Dodgers he's the most promising rookie in baseball today. The Dodgers' farm director, Fresco Thompson, said the club said "a mighty healthy S100,000" for the 22-year-old outfielder who stands six-foot-six and weighs 245. 'We outbid all the other major league clubs for him," said Thompson. General manager Buzzy Bavasi couldn't have been higher in his praise of the young right-bander. 'He's so good that we're not taking any chances with him,' said Bavasi. "We'd rather have him playing with one of our minor league clubs every day than] sitting on the bench with us.' Bavasi admitted Howard "may| need some more experience," but be said: "The kid can't miss." Thompson was of the same opinion that Howard would be a big] major league star. "I'd stake my life on that," Thompson said. Howard was signed by the Dodgers last year off the Ohio State campus and sent to Green Bay where he hit .333 with 37 home runs and 119 runs batted in. When the Dodgers brought him up late in the season, he batted .241 in 29 times at the plate. Mays, Giants Ready To Go Again Unlttd Press International Willie Mays says he's ready to go again, and apparently so arc the San Francisco Giants. Willie, who has been out of action since March 12 because of a leg cut that required 35 stitches, was his old self Sunday during the Giants' pre-game workout at Phoenix, Ariz. Even Manager Bill Rigney was surprised when Willie showed up at Municipal Stadium all suited up and ready to play. With an OK" from his doctor already secured. Mays warmed up with a couple of wind sprints in the out field. There's no pain," he beamed to reporters standing by. And just to prove that the layoff hadn't hurt him one bit, he stepped ino the batting cage and rattled a dozen or so smashes over the left field fence. With his teammates rooting him on, .Mays said "I'll be in shape before the season starts. "Don't forget, we have 16 more pre-season games after today, the S80.000 a year star reminded. "If I play in half of them—which is a cinch — I'll be in condition don't you worry-" Giants Beat Cubs The enthusiasm engendered by Mays' lusty hitting carried over as the Giants backed up some solid pitching by lefty Mike McCormick with timely hitting for a 10-7 cactus league victory over the Chicago Cubs. Felipe Alou with a pair of homers and four runs batted in spearheaded the attack against a trio of Chicago pitchers. Jim Marshall rookie Ray Bel lio and Ernie Banks propelled homers for the Cubs while Andre Rodgers hit another for the Giants. Meanwhile a long bus ride a#ay at Tucson the Cleveland In dians learned that big Mike Garcia who is attempting a comeback after a poor 1958 showing, will be lost to them for at least week with a leg injury. Mike who took over for Gary Bell in the sixth was hit just inside the left knee with a line drive off the bat of Boston's Billy Consolo in the following frame. Garcia crumpled to the groundi and was carried off on a stretch- dence. Second team selections THE OLD GUARD — Wheel chair ridden Roy Campanella and Pee Wee Reese, who were the biggest of the Dodger weapons for years, now station themselves behind the batting cage at Vero Beach and pick out flaws in former teammates. Both are coaches. St. John's Tops Bradley 76-71 In Overtime NEW YORK (UPI) — Gradua tion will wreck St. John's newly crowned National Invitation Tournament champions, but Coach Joe Lapchick is expected to build jnother basketball powerhouse next season around "most valuable player" Tony Jackson. Jackson, the sophomore sensation who scored 21 points and grabbed 27 rebounds in the Redmen's 76-71 overtime win over Bradley in Saturday's nationally televised finale, is the only St. John's starter returning next year. Gone will be Alan Seiden, who vas a unanimous choice along with Jackson today on the All XIT team picked for United Press Internatonal by 16 sports writers who covered the 12-team carnival at Madison Square Garden, Named to the all-tourney team along with Jackson and Seiden were Bobby Joe Mason of Bradley. Cal Ramsey of New York U.. and Lermic Wilkens of J>iyvi- Lowly Hot Dog Gets Ready For 55th Anniversary Olmedo Cheered By Native Peru LIMA. Peru (UPI) -Davis Cup tennis star Alex Olmedo. hailed Sunday in Lima newspaper head lines as "an example of what 170 million Yankees did not produce." was scheduled to fly today to his home town of Arequipa for more] welcome-home celebrations. Olmedo, the Peruvian ace whose] feats gave the United States victory over Australia in last December's Davis Cup challenge round was met by 20,000 fans at the airport here Sunday when he returned to Peru for the first time in five years. Later 30,000 fans in Lima's athletic stadium watched him receive decoration from Manuel Prado Ugarteche, the president of Peru Then he defeated young Davis Cup teammate Earl Buchholz Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., 6-4, 6-3, in an exhibition match. Despite the newspaper headlines pointing to the United States' reliance on a foreign player to star on its Davis Cup team, Olmedo said he "very mumbly thanks the| land of opportunity for the chance to win back the cup." Olmedo was eligible for the U. S. team as a long-term resident of Los Angeles, where he is a student at the Uni versity or Southern California. Perry Jones, non-playing captain of the U. S. Davis Cup team who accompanied Olmedo and Buchholz on their visit, paid tribute to Olmedo as "the finest amateur player in the world." UCLA Rugby Team Wins LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The, UCLA Rugby Club moved into' first place in the Southern California Rugby Union Sunday with] a 12-11 victory over highly - regarded Santa Ana. Eagle Rock Athletic Club moved into second place with a 15-0 win over Imperial Valley. er. X-rays at St. Mary's Hospital showed only a deep bruise — no break. Erratic play by the Red Sox helped the Indians to three unearned runs and the Tribe went on to score a 7-5 victorv. Williams Has Cold Ted Williams was scheduled to make his Arizona debut in this game but was confined to his hotel room with a cold in his right shoulder. He reportedly was having some difficulty breathing. The injury jinx also hit the Washington Senators who dropped an 11-2 decision to the Kansas City Athletics at West Palm Beach Fla. The game was called after eight innings because of rain. Just before the game the Senators learned that catcher Clint Courtney will be sidelined from four to six weeks with a broken bone in his right leg. Courtney was injured Saturday in a collision with Kansas City catcher, Hal Smith at home plate. At the time it was believed that Courtney had suffered only a bruise but X-rays later showed that a small bone below the knee was broken. Smith was the A's big stick man with a pair of homers and four RBI's. Rookie first baseman Kent Handley and outfielder Roger Maris also homered for the winners. Yankees Los* Two The Baltimore Orioles enjoyed a rare day — for them — when they handed the New York Yan kees a double defeat — 6-3 and 4 -0. Milt Pappas a 19-year old Baltimore pheenom, pitched six of the seven scoreless innings of the nightcap after Jerry Walker and Jack Fisher, a pair of 20- year olds, had throttled the world champions on nine scattered hits in the opener. were Joe Billy McDade and Mike Owens of Bradley, Jim Peay of Denver, Bob Ferry of St. Louis, and Louie Roethel of St. John's. St. John's, after trailing Bradley by eight points during the opening mrOutes, didn't catch up until five minutes from the end. The Redmon led briefly in the closing minutes but the score was lied at 63-63 at the end of regulation time. St. John's led, 69-67. with 30 seconds left in the overtime when Gus Alfieri drove in for a layup and added a free throw for the winning point. By OSCAR FRALEY United Press Intarnational NEW YORK (UPD-The lowly hot dog is getting ready today to observe its 55th anniversary as a baseball adjunct. It was a cold spring day in 1904 at the Polo Grounds when a program vendor named Harry Stevens sent down to the corner butcher shop for "some sausages and buns." He heated them and they went like well like hot dogs. "Get 'em while they're hot" that day became a part of America's sporting language. The "hot dog king" is gone now but his four sons and their sons, still carry on the largest sports catering service in the world Harry M. Stevens, Inc., supplies major league ball parks, the New York Coliseum, 31 horse racing tracks where their events include the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, and three dog tracks. Preparation It Staggering Feeding the hungry horde of fans is taken for granted by the patrons but the amount of behind- the-scenes preparation is staggering. As example, one of the most imperative needs is adequate storage space. At Yankee Stadium, for instance, the Stevens' can refrigerate 70,000 servings of ice cream. 15,000 cases of soft drinks. 10,000 cases of beer and 10,000 hot dogs. Sports stars at the various parks quite frequently cat at the] Stevens employes' mess and two of the greatest knife and fork artists were Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. But the most epic trench erman of them all, the Stevens insist was the late. Charlie Rig ler, a National League umpire. Just A Snack Seating himself with the halp al Ebbets Field one day before Dodger game, Rigler consumed Six pigs knuckles, a bucket of] sauerkraut, six boiled potatoes four ears of corn, a double cheese sandwich and five bottles of beer. Then, wiping his mouth contented ly. he said: Thanks for the snack. I'll have dinner when I get to Manhattan.' Catering to sports crowds was practically unknown when Harry Stevens went to a baseball game at Columbus. Ohio, in 1887, it is related in the current issue of True Magazine, and Stevens was irate because the program he bought was practically illegible From the management he bought, for S500 on credit, the program rights and by the next day had sold $700 worth of advertising. Peddling his wares with another memorable slogan, "You can't tell the players without a program," Stevens launched the celebrated catering firm of today Oxy Defeats LA. State LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Joel Wiley of Los Angeles State Col-I lege broad jumped 24 feet, 7 inches Saturday for one of the best performances of the earlyj track season, but his team was swamned 100-31, by Occidental in a dual meet. Wiley's leap equalled a 27-year- old record for Patterson Fieldi originally set by Dick Barber of University of Southern California in 1932. the seventh inning, featured by Dick Schofield's three-run homer, carried the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 9-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The Chicago White Sox scored early and late to turn back the Cincinnati Reds and prize rookie Jimmy O'Toole, 9-6. The Detroit Tigers jumped off to| a 9-0 lead in four innings and went on to defeat the Milwaukee Braves, 10-4.. .And rookie pitcher Bob Gibson and 19-year old rookie shortstop Julio Gotay led the St. —- Louis Cardinals to a 3-1 victory Elsewhere, a six-run rally in I over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Betsy Rawls Wins Handily COLUMBUS. Ga. (UPI)—Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C., regained her winning ways Sunday to score an easy victory in the First Royal .Crown women's golf championship. Leading by seven strokes going into the final day's 36 holes, the educated golf maim played it safe and posted scores of 76-75 over the part (women's) 75 course and a 72-hole total of 294. It was good tor $1,050 prize money in the $6,000 event. Marlene Bauer Hagge of Defray Beach, Fla., closed out with 75-73 and a tourney total of 298 to finish second and win $810. Spaced back at two-stroke intervals were Mickey Wright. San Diego, Calif., with a 300. Louise Suggs of Sea Island, Ga.. at 302 and Wiffi Smith of St. Clair, Mich., at 304. EDMUND LOWE ILL HOLLYWOOD (UPI) —Edmund Lowe, 67-year-old veteran actor hospitalized March II with a virus infection, was advised by his doctor Sunday night to remain in Doctors' Hospital for two or three more weeks for treatment of a blood clot in the wall of his heart] Dr. W. C. Hixson said Lowe was seriously —but not critically — illj from the blood clot which develop ed after he was stricken by the virus infection. Redlands Wins Two Age Brackets In Swim Meet In a dual swimming meet between San Bernardino anS Redlands YMCA, Redlands won two age brackets but lost the overall meet by three points. Scores were: Team Redlands SB Midgets - _ 31 12 Preps 32 27 Juniors .._ 16 43 U.R. Tennis Team Loses To Stanford 6-3 The University of Redlands tennis team lost its second match of the season Saturday to a powerful Stanford squad 6-3. The loss climaxed the Bulldog Central California tour, closed out a 2-2 in four matches. Stanford star Dave Nelson edged UR's Ron Sandys 8-6, 64, in the feature match, but Sandys and partner Willy Smith gained first doubles 64, 6-3. The season's first loss was registered against San Jose State on Thursday. The Bulldogs and Coach Jim Verdieck returned home yesterday for the Easter break. Singles: Nelson (S) def. Sandys (R), 8-6, 64; Pelson (R) def. Ogden (S), 6-3, 6-3; Jcfferies (S) def. Smith (R), 64, 64; Carruth (S) def. Leichtfried (R). 6-1, 8-10, 64; Gould (S) def. Earl (R), 6-0, 6-1; Mosk (S) def. Harader (R), 3-3, 5-3, 6-0. Doubles: Sandys-Smith (R) del Nelson-Ogden (S), 64, 6-3; Carruth-Jefferies (S) def. Earl-Leichtfried (R), 6-2, 6-1; Harader-Pelson def. Ranney-EIi (S), 6-2, 6-1. Beswick Pigeon Wins Race From Yuma 82 Rigney Off To Good Start With New Stomach Ulcers PHOENIX, Ariz. (UPD-Ifs a moot question whether manager Bill Rigney of the Giants has stomach ulcers but if not, he's off to a good start this year on getting some installed. The gaunt, dynamic guy whose office in Seals Stadium is decorated with the comic sign "Quiet! Ulcers at work!!" has had more headaches so far this year than any other big league pilot. I It began last Feb. 8 when he dozed off at the wheel of his car and drove into a lamp post He came out of the accident with a fractured jaw which still is wired up and a broken collarbone. His wife sustained a broken hip in the crash. Six days earlier, as a portent of stormy days ahead, Rigney aroused the wrath of Sal Maglie by charging in a national publication that the veteran St. Louis hurlcr threw spitters. Lew Bur dette, as usual, MarV Grissom (a Giant last year) and Elroy Face of the Pirates also were cited. That's not true," Maglie retorted. "I never throw spitters.' Rigney. who still takes his nourishment through a straw and talks with difficulty through battered teeth, finally made it into camp where accidents and illness have who had his good moments last helped complicate the team's situ- year despite frequent ridings by ation. the crowd, then relented and said The biggest jolt was delivered on March 12 when Willie Mays split his right shin open sliding into catcher Sammy White of the Red Sox. In the meantime, the camp was rocked by the flu bug with Orlando Cepcda, last season's NaSonal League rookie of the year, among the more prominent patients. The big Puerto Rican now is battling to regain his strength. Then came l'affaire Al Worth ington. who was a good pitcher to take over in jams last year. First the burly right hander embarked on a holdout campaign at his nome in Birmingham, Ala. Then he'sustained an injured left knee by holding a squatting position too long while engaged in deep knee bends. Worthington finally arrived in camp, all signed, last Monday but the knee remains a question mark. Monzant Sulks The pitching muddle, a bad problem with the club, was made worse when Ramon Monzant first announced in Venezuela that he would retire. The reed-like tosser, he would come to camp if the club gave hm a $5,000 salary ad- \ance tax free. The Giants indicated be could stay in Venezuela. Just to keep the ball rolling, rightfielder Willie Kirkland was bitten by a spider and left fielder Jackie Brandt departed from batting practice the other day with a heavy nose bleed. The latter was a holdover from nasal surgery. Some who are close to the Giants say that Rigney does not] feel as gingery as he acts. The wreck was a bad one and he only has suited up occasionally at camp and then for photographs Recently be skipped a 200-mile bus grind to Yuma for an exhibi tion game with the Cubs there, preferring to stay in the hotel's penthouse anartment and let coach Salty Parker run things. In the meantime, a tough sea son is on hand. He was felled by a stomach upset, during the third! game of last year's campaign and as a result missed the opening day of major league baseball in Los Angeles. And who are you pitching tomorrow, skipper? Totals _ 79 Redlands results: Midgets: 20 free: Earl McWuiiams .first. Dean Kackley fourth; 20 breast Dean Kackley first. Carl McWilliams second; 10 back: Bill Wright second; 40 free: Bob Bruckart first. Dick Owens second; 80 free relay: Bruckart, Owens. McWil liams, McWilliams, first Preps: 160 medley relay: DeSalvo, Cleaver, Hahn, Lenker, first; 40 free: Tom' Hahn tie first, Parker foiirth; 40 breast: Dennis Trute second, Mike Cleaver third; 40 back: Mike Cleaver third, Bob] Reiter fourth: 40 butterfly: John Lenker second. Parker third; 80 butterfly: David DeSalvo first, Bob| Reiter fourth; 160 free relay: DeSalvo, Reiter, Hahn. Lenker. first. Juniors: 160 medley relay: Greenway, Ash. Parker, Harrison, second; 40 free: Randy Ash first, John Koningsmark second; 40 breast: Frank Greenway third; 40 back: John Koningsmark first, Don Mar-] tin fourth; 40 butterfly: Jim Harrison third. Don Martin fourth; 80 free: Mike Parker third; 160 free relay: Harrison, Parker, Ash. Greenway, second. Redlands will host Riverside YMCA in a dual meet Saturday at 2:30 p.m. 'Blue Volt II" from the George Beswick loft won the pigeon race from Yuma, Arizona, yesterday, leading the flight of over 150 birds all of the way over the 173 mile desert course in the third old bird race of the Redlands and Bantling Racing Pigeon clubs. Blue Volt II and the other birds in a race fought a tough head wind all of the way from Palm Springs to Beaumont then sprinted the balance of the way as they coasted down hill to Redlands. Blue Volt II is a blue check hen and, a full sister of Blue Volt, Beswick's first bird n from NOand last week for second place in that race behind Dale Ferguson's Blue Dandy. "Hi-Ho Silver" 'was second yesterday and was first bird in again at Warren Kistner's loft. Hi-Ho was fourth last week and second the week before, each time being the first Kistner bird to arrive. Last year he was a leader too on the San Joaquin /Valley flights. "Bluie" a blue bar from the loft of Lenker & Sons was third. Although a three-year-old. this is Bluie's first year in competition. He is a grandson of the late Sid Pepper's "Pickled Pepper". The birds were released in the Arizona city at 6.-30 and Blue Volt U arrived at exactly 11:30, for a speed of 1,02074 yards per minute or 34.78 miles per hour. The speed was considered good for the course and rnHit'ons. but doesn't compare with that of Beswick's "Nylon", winner of the Yuma race in 1952 in the time of J ,225.47 YPM. Best all time speed was turned in by Julian Blake- iey's "Sure Shot" on 1951. It was 1,290.26 YPM or 43.98 miles per hour. This week the birds will race from Gila Bend, Arizona. They will be entered in the race Friday evening and will be released in Arizona Saturday morning. Results of the Yuma race were as follows: Bird Owner Yd.PerMin. Blue Volt n, G. Beswick- 1,020.24 Hi-Ho Silver, W. Kistner 1,008.23 Bluie, Lenker tc Sons— 1,00651 L'l Brother, M. Milam.... 1,003.07 Taga-Long. H. Wallen..- 998.28 Well Contented, Kirshbaum &. Son 997.92 Shifter, D. Ferguson 982.84 Sno Ball. T. Vallaro 969.17 Pidge, W. Walker 909.96 At Last, J. Williams 882.82 Amick Leads Midget Racers LOS ANGELES (UPI) -George Amick, Rhinelander, Wis., sped to a two-length victory Sunday in a 100-lap USAC National championship midget auto race at Ascot Stadium. Amick, runner-up in the 1958 Indianapolis 500-mile race, took the lead on the backstretch of the 31st lap from Mike McGrevy, Hayward, and withstood a late challenge from Johnnie Parsons. Parsons winner of the 1950 In dianapolis 50, started seventh and finished second. McGrevy finished third, followed by Johnny Boyd] Fresno, and Shortly Templeman,' Seattle, Wash. Bruins Lose To SC LOS ANGELES (UPD-UCLA's two-year dual tennis win streak was snapped Saturday when the Southern California All-Stars beat the Bruins 8-1. Home Teams Win In Pro Playoffs United Press Internatinal It's starting to look like the first break in the pattern of home- court victories could decide both the Eastern and Western Division playoff finals in the National Basketball Association. Home teams continued to reign supreme Sunday as the Boston Celtics blasted the Syracuse Nationals, 133-111, at Boston to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern finals and the Minneapolis Lakers downed the St Louis Hawks, 106-98, at St Paul to square the Western best-of-seven series at one game each. The Western series resumes Tuesday night at St Louis, the Eastern series Wednesday night at Syracuse. "The pressure's back on us again," admitted Syracuse Coach Paul Seymour. '.'But we're going to win it Wednesday and put it right back on Boston." The Celtics wrapped the game up by taking a 20-point halftime, thanks to a 15-point second-period splurge by Frank .Ramsey, who had seven baskets in that frame to break by one a playoff record held by George Mikan. Ramsey totalled 24 points. Bill Russell also starred for the Celts with 14 points and 27 rebounds while Dolph Schayes led Syracuse with 21. Rookie of the Year" Elgin Baylor led the Lakers to theft- tying victory with 33 points and 15 rebounds while Cliff Hagan scored 27 points for the Hawks. The Lakers led at the end of every period.