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Redlands Daily Facts 8 -Monday, Jan. 27,1944 January Rodriguez, in S. F. playoff SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Juan (Chi Chi) Rodriguez, a 120-pound pepperpot from Puerto Rico, and lean Don January tee off today in an 18-hoIe playoff for first prize money in the $50,000 Lucky International golf tournament. The two wound up in a tie with 12-under-par totals of 272 Sunday when the game little Latin, trailing January by one shot, birdied the final hole from 10 feet away. January had a chance to win it all with a routine par four on the finishing hole—but three putted from 30 feet away to set up the tic. The playoff is worth $7,500 to the winner and $4,000 to the runnerup. Held Stroke Lead Going into the final round Sunday, January had a one- stroke lead at 204 over Arnold Palmer and sophomore Ray Floyd while Rodriguez was an other shot behind at 206. At the end of nine holes, Jan uary had widened his lead to two strokes over Palmer while Rodriguez had moved into a tie with Arnie. January had a three-under-par 33, the same as Rodriguez while Palmer had a 34. Both Palmer and January bo gied the 16th hole when tbey had tree trouble whle Rodriguez scraped out a par four. That left January a shot in front of Rodriguez with Palmer still two behind. On the 177-yard par three 17th hole, January seemingly wrapped it up. After Palmer parred tbe hole, the Texas-born pro who now plays out of Walnut, Calif., hit a six-iron three feet from the bole and made the putt for a birdie and a two- stroke lead over Rodriguez. Sank Difficult Putt But Rodriguez sank a difficult 10-footer on tbe final hole. January's second shot left him 30 feet from tbe pin and his first putt came up four feet short. He missed that one by an inch to set up the tie. Rodriguez had a 5-under- par 66 in the closing round while January came in with 68. Palmer's final 70 gave him Chi Chi Rodriguez top showman on pro circuit SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Line up, all you bantamweights, and challenge Sonny Listen for the championship. You, too, can lick the big guys if you'll take the advice of Juan (Chi Chi) Rodriguez, the little golfer's answer to George Bayer and Man Mountain Dean. Rodriguez, 120 pounds of well- packed dynamite from Puerto Rico, tangles with tail, lean Don January for $7,500 first prize in the playoff today for the Lucky International championship. The colorful little Puerto Rican, who is 28 and stands 5-7',i, thinks he'll win. And he'll have a lot of support from the gallery. Not that anybody dis likes January, the quiet man from Texas. But it's just that Chi Chi is the closest thing to a showman now on the tour. He gives the gallery its money's worth—ei ther in golf or in songs, whis tied tunes or gags. But that's not all. Chi Chi has written a book. "I caU it 'Chi Chi's Golf Se cret,'" says the little man. "I explain bow I get all that pow er off the tee from such a small man." If that sounds like bragging, just consider this: Paired with Arnold Palmer on the fourth round, the little man outdrove the "King" at least half the time. He claims that he has had one measured drive of 450 yards—with a tail wind on a hard fairway. Tbe book will be on the market in March. "I've already had at least 20,000 people ask me about it,' says Cbi Chi. "So I think the sale is assured." Chi Chi is proud of his hitting ability off the tee. Once in a round with Palmer he blasted 15 yards past Arnie's big drive, "Not bad for a little man huh?" Rodriguez said to the gallery. When he sinks a good birdie putt, be does the cba-cha-cha up to the pin to pick up the ball as the crowd cheers. Or be tosses his straw bat high in the air. He'll whistle the lead-in to the famous "charge" cry that rings out for Palmer in many tournaments—and in football games. He walks along giving himself a pep talk in Spanish. Hot Selfish But if Chi Chi is confident, he is far from selfish. When he captured the Denver Open last summer, he tossed his hat high into the air as the last putt dropped. Then, as he stood before the cameras, be called his first teacher, ailing professional Ed Dudley, to his side and gave him all the credit for the victory. Two months later Dudley was dead. Rodriguez hates cold weather and usually refuses to play in it. "But I found out if you are to be a champion you have to play championship golf in all kinds of weather," he says. He did that here—in spades. Win or lose today, he'll give the gallery something to cheer about. Life rosy as National League owners gather 275—three shots back of the leaders—and a tie for third money with Floyd who birdied the final hole for a 70 and i 215. Each won $3,100. Mason Rudolph and Gene Lit' tier closed with 72s for 277 and $2,450 apiece. Bill Casper and Tommy Jacobs shot 278 worth $1,950 while Jon. Gustin, Art Wall and Dave Ragan collected $1,500 apiece for 279 finishes, Jack Nicklaus, Julius Boros and Jim Ferrier shared 12th place at 280 and $1,200 each. Tony Lema. the first-round leader with 66. finished back in the pack at 283, worth $587.50. West, Baylor too much for Wilt Chamberlain LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Jerry West and Elgin Baylor have again proven that they are too much for Wilt Chamberlain and company—at least in Los Angeles. Behind the scoring of West and the scoring and defensive play of Baylor, the Los Angeles Lakers extended their lead in the Western Division of the National Basketball Association Sunday night by beating the San Francisco Warriors 108-96. West scored 31 points for Los Angeles, but the sharpshooter suffered a jammed thumb that rendered him nearly useless in the final quarter. X-rays were planned today to determine if there was any break. The Lakers led only 54-52 at halftime. but early in the third period, West began dumping in shots from left, right and center court and by the end of the period the Lakers held an 84-72 advantage. The win was the second in three games against the Warriors over the weekend, both victories coming at the Sports Arena. Wilt Chamberlain tallied 49 points in the game, but tbe Laker defense, led by Baylor, held the rest of the Warriors to only 47. Baylor also managed to hit for 22 points. The Lakers were scheduled to leave late today for Detroit where they take on the Pistons Tuesday night Another honor PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Pitcher Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers will be honored tonight as the outstanding athlete of 1963 at a Philadelphia Sportswirters Association dinner. Scott Appleton, All-America tackle from Texas, will be designated outstanding college lineman of the year. MIAMI BEACH (UPI)When the barons of the Nation al Football League headed here last winter, this palm-dotted resort must have been as inviting as Siberia in a snowstorm. From the time Commissioner Pete Rozelle and the club officials got off their planes until the time they flew north again, they were clubbed with queries on the big gambling scandal. On that occasion — the annual winter meeting of the NFL — the booming popularity of pro football was stymied over the embarrassing revelation that players were betting on games. There were heavy rumblings from within and without the league. As a result, golden boy Paul Hornung of Green Bay and Alex Karras of Detroit—among the cream of the pro crop- were given indefinite suspen sions by Rozelle. Warnings were issued and threats flew thick. But the storm has blown away and times have changed. League leaders begin their 1964 winter meeting here Tuesday with the following feathers in the NFL helmet: —The most successful and lucrative season ever during the past year. —Rozelle came out of the gambling incident with flying colors, including "sportsman of the year" award by a national magazine. —A fat television contract calling for $28.2 million during the coming season giving teams in both divisions at least $1 million before they even take to the field. Several important constitutional changes and rules pro- Gun Bow 5-2 in future book AGUA CALIENTE. Mexico (UPI)—Gun Bow was the favorite today at 5-2 in the Caliente future book on the Santa Anita Handicap Feb. 22. Gun Bow, who opened at 60-1 odds, replaced Cyrano after winning the Strub Stakes Saturday by a record 12 lengths. Cyrano was at 3-1 odds. posals will be brought up this year. The meeting, set at the posh Kenilworth Hotel, is expected to last three days. The controversial tie - game subject came into prominence during the 1963 season when, until the New York Giants beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the final game of the regular sea son, there was a possibility that the Steelers would win the Eastern Division with a weak won- lost record despite a large number of ties. Under the present system, tie games do not count in compiling league standings — just as if they were never played. One proposal expected to come up could count tie games as half a win and half a loss. Another big constitutional change to be brought up would be to conduct the annual player draft by telephone, telegraph and teletype to avoid long draft sessions such as encountered 1 this winter in Chicago. Yucaipa to play San Jacinto Taking time out from Desert Valley League play, coach Kent Hayden's Yucaipa High Thunderbird basketballers meet San Jacinto tomorrow night in a non- league contest. The Junior varsity game will start at 6 p.m. in the San Jacinto gym with the varsity contest following. The Thunderbirds took over sole possession of the DVL lead Friday when they smashed In dio 52-44. while Banning upset Palm Springs 53-38. Following tomorrow nights game the T-Birds host Palm Springs in a league crucial on Friday night. Skiers fake solemn look at course LIGHTING THE WAY Blades, Seals deadlocked for second place By United Press International Los Angeles and San Francisco are deadlocked for second place in the Western Hockey League today, and it was a tie that accounted for the deadlock. The Blades moved a point ahead of the Seals in the standings with a victory Saturday. But that slim margin vanished Sunday when the Blades could manage only to tie portland 4-4 while the Seals grabbed a 3-2 overtime victory from Vancouver. Los Angeles jumped to a 3-2 lead in the first period at Portland and was still in front 4-3 at the second intermission. But Tommy McVie's second goal of the game, at 4:19 of the final period, pulled Portland into a 4-4 tie that stood up throughout the remainder of the third period and an overtime session. Art Jones and Cliff Scbmautz had Portland's other tallies, while Bob Solinger, Norm Johnson, Jim Baird and Gordon Haworth scored for Los Angeles. Len Haley meshed a rebound at 9:07 of a sudden death period to account for San Francisco's ictory—the Seals' eighth in a row at home. Haley had started the scoring with a goal at 5:39 of the first period. Bob McCusker and Buddy Boone scored in the second period to give Vancouver a brief lead before Mo Mantha tied the score later in tbe period. Tonight, as usual, is an off night for all teams in the WHL. Action resumes Tuesday with San Francisco at Vancouver and Los Angeles at Denver. INNSBRUCK, Austria (UPI) —With the tragic death of 19 year-old Ross Milne still fresh in everyone's mind, the worl'd finest downhill skiers gathered at nearby Patscherkofel today for a long, solemn look at the course to be used in the upcom ing Winter Olympics. Although no one spoke about it while inspecting the course the skiers obviously were think ing about Saturday's shocking death of the 19-year-old Australian youth. Milne hurtled off the course during a practice run and slammed into one of the many trees which line the course. Coaches led their squads down, stopping every hundred yards or so to chock the course and point out things to the men. Later, they gathered together to go over ways of making the course even safer. After several days of practice, athletes agreed that the course was very fast and a real test of the skiers' ability. There is no room for mistakes when hurtling about 60 miles per hour over the hardpacked track. Buddy Werner, Steamboat Springs, Colo., veteran United States skier and perhaps his nation's best bet in the downhill, described the course this way: "It isn't the toughest course I have ever raced on, but it is quite different. There are many more high speed turns, and flashing around them is a real test for any skier. The course is real good, fast and very well prepared. But most of all I would say it is safe." Redlands Y basketball team wins Redlands YMCA boys 15 and under basketball team defeated Jurupa Riverside Y 38-31 Saturday afternoon in a game played on the Redlands court Steve Wilson led the winners with 20 points, 14 in the first half. Mike Snow scored seven, Chip Haight had eight, Jim Fulmer two and Kevin Keenan had one for the winners. Others seeing action were Dean Badders, Dana Doss, Danny Tally, Barry McArdle, Don Hamilton and Steve White. WHL standings W L Denver 3115 San Fran 23 22 Los Angls 22 20 Seattle 20 22 Portland 18 24 Vancouver 16 27 Sunday's Results San Francisco 3 Vancouver 2 (overtime) Los Angeles 4 Portland 4 (tie) T PU CF GA 2 64 186 130 48 150 168 48 137 158 44 165 147 41 148 160 35 144 167 American-bred trotter again wins French race PARIS (UPI) — American- bred trotters keep winning the $100,000 Prix d'Amerique for non-American owners. Nike Hanover, purchased by Lumbcrto Bergami of Italy for $30,000 from Don Millar of Co lumbus, Ohio, slightly more than two years ago, won the 39th edition of Europe's richest sulky derby at Vinccnnes Sun day at the staggering odds of 81-1. The 7-year-old son of Star's Pride rallied in the stretch to defeat France's Nisos H. by about lVi lengths. Morland D. another French (rotter, was third in the bulky, 19-horse field. Three American horses wound up among the also-rans in another futile attempt to give the U.S. its first victory in this classic. Duke Rodney, owned by Peter Di Gennaro of Rochester, N.Y., finished 11th; Elaine Rodney, representing the S.L.&K. Stable of Eggerstvilie, N.Y. was 12th and Porterhouse, owned by Norman Woolworth of Winthrop, Maine, finished 16th. Seven trotters bred in the U.S. now have won the Prix d'Amerique but all represented non-American stables. Bout postponed ERIE. Pa. (UPI) — The scheduled Jan. 30 lightweight bout between Kenny Lane and Johnny Bizzarro has been postponed until Feb. 19 because Lane is 10 pounds over the 137 pound limit for the fight. Sunday team defeats March Air base 27-21 Redlands Country Club Sun day golf team defeated the March Air Force Base squad 27-21 here yesterday in the opening match of the season. Co-captains of the Redlands team are Dr. Austin Welch and Bob Bourret. Results of the match were: Paine and Marsh (R) def. Adams and Wilson, 4-2. Peterson and Seiver (R) tied Reynolds and Flory, 3-3. Crear and L. Heim (R) def. Roberts and Masi, 4-2. Barnett and Preston (R) tied Brown and Guidera, 3-3. Bourret and Blakely (R) tied Garza and Gregor, 3-3. Welch and R. Heim (R) def. House and Smith, 4-2. Freeman and Washburn (R) def. Michas and John, 6-0. Sterns and Heers (M) def. Pierce and D. Smith, 6-0. Wrestlers to go to El Monte Oregon State skier Jean Saubert America's best hope in Olympics INNSBRUCK (UPI) — Head i day of supervising the first Coach Bob Beattie of the U.S. training session on the worn- Olympic Alpine ski team is en's slope at Lizum and the mildly worried about the pres-| men's course on Patscherkofel sure building up around Jean Mountain. Saubert as America's best — if Beattie was asked whether not only — hope for a Gold I the knowledge she is carrying Medal in the ninth winterjthe team's brightest hope for a games opening Wednesday. Beattie does not accept the view of most expert observers here that the 21-year-old Oregon State University junior— with five major European vie tories behind her this season- is all by herself on the Ameri can team as a potential Olympic titleholder. 'We may spring a surprise or two," he said after a busy Gold Medal on her shoulders might affect Miss Saubert, When she was spotted on her first trip down the Lizum slope Sunday a small army of on lookers hurriedly converged at the finish for a look at the famous American. "Jean is in good form and has the right temperament," Beattie said. "But too many people are bothering her right now." Miss Saubert, a powerful, compact skier of superlative style, does not appear to be troubled by the attention she is getting. She took it easy on her runs this morning, studying the fast track with its sharply angled bend about half way down. All the women agreed the surface is a bit ridged but they expect- u ed it would be perfect by the hold on second place in the! time competition begins. Western Division of the Nation-! New Slope Redlands high Terrier^ wrest- 1 al Basketball Association. I Lizum is a newly-developed Hagan had just tied the score slope some 20 miles from this 104-104 on two free throws. De- citv - It gets very little direct troit brought the ball up court! sun so il sti11 nas a natural only to have it stolen and Ha- 1 snow surface in contrast to the Hawks nose Pistons 106-104 By United Press International Cliff Hagan sank a field goal with three seconds remaining Sunday night to give the St. Louis Hawks a 106-104 victory over the Detroit Pistons and a ling team takes time out from Citrus Belt League competition tomorrow when they travel to meet El Monte. Coacb Bob Chambers matmen will go to work at 3:30 p.m. in the El Monte gym. Friday the Terriers return to CBL grappling with a match against Ramona in Terrier Hall. Redlands has lost only one CBL encounter, to powerful Pacific, while dumping Riverside Poly, Colton and Chaffey. Pacific was defeated by a strong Fontana team last week. If Redlands downs Fohi on Feb. 7th they will nab a share of the league title, $10,000 for hole in one PALM SPRINGS (UPI)—Pros and amateurs entering the Palm Springs golf tournament will have the opportunity to pick up a quick $10,000 for a hole-in-one again this year. The hole-in-one feature, which tourney officials had planned to drop from the $100,000 event, will be retained, according to tourney President Robert McCulloch. P. Clay, List on nearly get in fight By OSCAR FRALEY MIAMI (UPI) — Cassius CTay's chances against world heavyweight champion Sonny Liston may be more than somewhat debatable but the Louisville Lip certainly holds the ham on rye title today. Yon Cassius won this one hands down when he appeared at Miami Airport to ruin Liston's arrival for their world title bout at Miami Beach Convention Hall on Feb. 25. He overlooked tbe fact that of late be has rubbed the champ the wrong way. Liston almost applied tbe mustard in a near clash in a corridor which could have ruined what may be boxing's biggest dollar scuffle. j Using words that should be confined to churches on a pleasant Sunday, manager Jack Nilon finally pulled Liston away and on his way. "Imagine," said Nilon, turning white on white, "if he had busted Clay's jaw right there with only 15 people on hand and nobody paying." It could have been a publicity man's dream when Clay turned up at the airport decked out in a white ruffled shirt and tuxedo and began shouting "this city ain't big enough for the two of us and I'm gonna whup him right now." Except that nobody in on this promotion has temerity to let Liston get within 10 feet of Clay. Young Gaseous went to New York last week and castigated Liston at a Black Muslim meeting for "training among white people." When the plane landed. Clay whipped off his jacket and offered to fight "right now." Liston was spirited off in a VIP cart but Clay ran after him and almost caught up to him in tbe corridor. "The whole fight almost went out the window right there," said red-faced panting Bill MacDonald. mopping his brow with a shaking hand that put up $650,000 to back the fight. "Why don't the police get that guy out of here before they tear down the building?" By this time Liston was in a private room at the airport andj Nilon was demanding from a bystanding police sergeant that Clay be locked up for disturb ing the peace. Liston sat impassively in a big leather chair, staring with hard eye's at the door on which Clay was pounding with a hand carved gaudily painted cane. He clamped down with methodical anger on a piece of chewing gum. The agitated Nilon finally corralled four policemen and Liston was escorted through a rear door to an automobile. They weren't trying to protect him. All those interested were concerned about was that he might knock the dollar spots off the Louisville Lip right then and there. gan broke down court, took a pass and went in to score on a layup. In other action in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers downed the San Francisco Warriors 108-96, Boston beat New York 115-102 and Baltimore Bullets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 131-120. There are no games scheduled in the NBA tonight. St. Louis' Bob Pettit took game scoring honors wit . 25 points, which gave him a career total of 19,065, 125 points behind all-time leader Dolph Schayes. High man for the Pistons was Don Ohl with 22 points. Jerry West paced Los Angeles in their second win over San Francisco in a three-game weekend series. West exploded with 15 points in the third period to break the game open. Wilt Chamberlain was high man for tbe game with 49 points, followed by teammate Wayne Hightower's 19 for the Warriors. West had 31 points for the evening to top the Lakers, and Elgin Baylor tallied 22. The Boston Celtics, in down ing New York, opened up a five ante lead over Cincinnati in the Eastern Division. Willie Naulls scored 20 points to lead the Boston attack, and Sam Jones and Tom Heinsohn each added 19. Walt Bellamy, 6-foot-ll Baltimore center, scored 42 points to lead the Bullets over Philadelphia. The win was the fifth straight for Baltimore, the longest win streak in the club's history. Patscherkofel where the course has been covered with snow imported from remote valleys. Bill Marolt, 20, of the University of Colorado, said the Patscherkofel was not the fast- test he has ever raced on but it is "tough and tricky" — a verdict echoed by Beattie In common with all other men skiers Marolt eased his way down in 200 meter stages examining the rough spots which may have contributed to the toll of one dead and two badly injured the slope has taken thus far. Howard gets award NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (UPI) — Catcher Elston Howard of the New York Yankees, voted the American League's Most Valuable Player for 1963, was honored Sunday night as New Jersey's top professional!of athlete of the year, lives in Tenafly, N.J. Strampe takes home $15,000 bowling prize West Coast basketball resumes By United Press International Stanford seeks to get over a case of the chills tonight while West Coast basketball breaks out of a two-week deep freeze that was caused by midterm examinations. The Indians, who have kept on playing because they are on the quarter system, check into Utah tonight where they seek to end a four-game losing streak. Top ranked UCLA started it on Jan. 17 as it launched a weekend sweep of their big series with the Indians. Tenth-ranked Oregon State kept it going by knocking off coach Howie Dallmar's troops by the same score on successive nights last weekend, 65-57. Tough Gauchos The Bruins resume action this weekend against their ambitious U.C. Santa Barbara cousins, who have beaten three West Coast Athletic Conference teams this season as a fledgling member. After a two-game set with the Gauchos, the Bruins will invade Berkeley the following weekend for two against California. Both games are sold out. The Bears resume action this weekend when they play a pair against the Oregon Ducks. Stanford is at Washington State at the same time for a brace of Big Six games while Southern California visits Arizona this Saturday and then goes the following weekend to Washington for two league contests. USF, which heads the WCAC race with a 3-0 mark, cranks up this Tuesday in an outside tilt with San Francisco State and then faces Redlands Saturday. Brones Go East Santa Clara, 1-2 in the league and 4-7 for the season, hits the road for a tough Eastern swing starting with Providence Tuesday and NYU Wednesday. Oregon State, winners of 16 of 19 games, books up with Seattle in a northwest natural Friday and is at Washington Saturday. A rundown on Saturday's scattered action: Frank Peters scored 20 points to bolster 17 by the mighty Mel Counts as Oregon State downed Stanford for the second straight night, 65-57. Tom Dose, the Tribe's star center, was cut off with 12 points. Washington State rallied from a 13-point deficit to defeat Oregon, 81-71, and salvage a weekend split. Dale Ford's tip-in put the Cougars ahead to stay with the aid of Ted Werner's 25 points and 13 rebounds. CCAA Games San Diego State and Los Angeles State both won their CCAA games. The Aztecs defeated San Fernando Valley, 9474, with Craig Nettles hitting for 21 points. The Diablos, in the meantime, put away 15 points in an overtime session to down Long Beach State. 90-85. Jack Rambo of Long Beach starred with 37. A 21-point production by Bob Davies helped Westmont defeat Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo) 8770. Cal Poly of Pomona took the CAHPER Basketball Tournament with a 79-66 win over Nevada Southern. Gary Tapper of Nevada Southern paced all scoring with 18 points. In a consolation game, tha University of San Diego turned back Occidental, 81-67. DALLAS (UPI) — Bob Strampe of Detroit today took $15,000 home to his wife and four children, his prize for de feating Tommy Tuttle in finals of the $100,000 All-Star bowling tournament. Mrs. La Verne Carter, wife of St. Louis bowling great Don Carter, won the finals in the women's division Sunday, over Evelyn Teal of Miami, Fla. and pocketed $8,000. It was Strampe's first championship in five years of professional competition. During that five years, Strampe averaged $15,000 a year in winnings but never won first place. Strampe, 34 put together games of 257, 225 and 203 for a 715 series while Tuttle, an unknown from Rural Hall, N.C., had sets of 220, 170 and 226 for a 616. Mrs. Carter, 38. also won her first championship, bowling games of 247, 256 and 180 for a 683 series, the highest ever bowled by a woman in the history of the All-Star finals. Mrs. Teal, 40 and the mother |Oi a 21-year-old daughter, Howard I rolled games of 184, 131 and i2U for a 609. Globetrotters at Swing Feb. 8 It was 37 years ago that Abe Saperstein, a fellow who has netted a fortune from basketball, came out of Chicago with an unknown and undistinguished Negro basketball team he chose to call the Harlem Globetrotters. Today you'll have to change two of those words for the Globetrotters are most assuredly known and distinguished — undoubtedly the world's most successful professional team in any sport They'll be here in style and class to play the Atlantic City Seagulls in San Bernardino's Swing Auditorium on the National Orange Show Grounds, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. The show includes "Pegleg Bates" and a big all star show. And still running the show. . . hustling and promoting. . . is the vitalic Saperstein, a five- foot-three-inch fireball known the world over. Year in and year out Abe's teams give the sports public the finest show for its entertainment dollar anywhere. That's why the Harlem Globetrotters never wear out their welcome. Both showmanship and ability have made this amazing squad a favorite all over the world. Twice Saperstein has taken his troupe on globe-circling tours. The Trotters have performed in 82 countries, drew 75,000 for a single game in Berlin Olympic Stadium, played before 50,000 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and attracted 35,516 one evening in the Rose Bowl at Pa;?dena, California.

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