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Liston arrested for speeding, carrying gun DEN^VER (UPI)— Charles (Sonny) liston, who turned his lough talents into drawing millions of dollars as heavyweight boxing champion of the world, was arrested Tuesday night for carrying a concealed weapon and speeding. Liston, a Denver resident who ' lost his heavyweight crown Feb 25 to Cassius Clay in Miami Beach, Fla., was arrested on an East Denver boulevard not far from his home by patrolman Jataes (Buster) Snyder at 10 p.m. • Snyder said he gave chase to a black sedan which passed his radar patrol car at 76 miles per hour in a 30-mile-per-hour zone. The officer said the speeding car "hit a bump at Holly SI. and bounced into the air." Snyder searched Liston following a short chase, he said, and "found a gun in his coat pocket and told him he was under arrest" There was one empty shell in the .22-caliber revolver, officers said, but it had not been determined it the weapon recenUy was fired. Snyder said as he was driving Liston to police headquarters, not knowing who his prisoner was, Liston "just came unglued. He wanted to mix it 'up and he became belh'gerent." Snyder said Liston attempted to get out of the patrol car, but the officer ran around to the passenger's door and shoved the brawny ex-champ back in with his nightstick, applied handcuffs, and resumed the trip to headquarters. Snyder said he was not aware of Liston's identification, Icause the ex-champ did "the other side." Father Murphy, a Koman CaUjoh'c Jesuit priest was cred ited with the "rehabilitation" of the boxer, beginning in 1900. when Liston came to Denver to defeat boxer Zora Foley. Liston spent three months in the summer of 1961 with Father Murphy. Father Murphy said in an interview in 1962 the press still build up a picture of him be-jar a criminal, and it's not true, not life has no criminal characteris Younger Alou showshe also has it have a driver's license with him. Liston spent less than an hour in jail, and then was charged with careless and reckless driv ing, carrying a concealed wca pon, and driving without an operator's permit. He posted $300 bond. Police said he bad $815.94 with him. Liston moved to Denver shortly after he took the heavyweight championship with a first-round knockout of Floyd Patterson in 1962. He bought a luxurious house in northeast Denver. One of the reasons given for Liston's move to Denver was his close friendship with Rev. Fr. Edward P. JIurphy, who promised that Liston—an ex-convict and having a police record in at least two cities— would showilater released. tics at all. He WAS a tough guy once, there's no doubt about that." Father Murphy was unavail- abcl for comment regarding Tuesday night's incident. Liston had no police record in Denver. He was sent to prison in 1930 for participating wth three other youths in the rob bery of a St. Louis restaurant. Before liston's summer visit in 1962, he bad been suspended by the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission after being arrested in Philadelphia on a charge of impersonating a police officer, liston was acquitted. Liston also was picked up by policeman in Philadelphia while driving his CadDIac slowly Uirough a park at night. He was Pepifone loses jitters, forgets series bobble By MURRAY OLDERMAN Newspaper Enterprise Assn. FORT LAUDEKD.4LE, Fla.— (NEA) — \Vhcn Joe Pepitone thinks of 1963, does it mean the blur of a throuu baseball by Clete Boyer lost in a sea of white and squirting off the heel of his glove to set up the win- nmg run and lose the World Series for the New York Yankees? Not on Pep's life. Does it mean the blot of a Fred Merkle forgetting to touch second base or Fred Snodgrass muffing an easy fly ball, Mic key Owen letting a spitter go through him or a dazed Ernie Lombard! snoozing at home plate? Again, not on Pep's life. For the honker - nosed pai- san from Brookij-n who works in the Bronx, 1963 means hitting the home run that clinched the pennant for the New York Yankees. It means coming to the slick training camp in Fort Lauderdale with the biggest team in baseball, knowing he has a job and doesn't have to scrounge any more to prove himself. "What a difference," explained the olive - skinned Pepitone, slouched on a dugout bench, balancing little Joe Jr. on one knee. "I'm relaxed. I>ast spring I was scared to death, jumping up and down. N o w, look at me. I'm 26 pounds heav ier". Manager Yogi Bcrra walked by. "Hey, Yogi," yelled Pepitone, "every 10 pounds means 10 more home runs." "Then these guys," pointed Berra to a couple of writers, "are gonna come around every day and ask, 'Why didn't you Bit one today?' Like with Rog er." "Let 'em." "Roger," said a writer, "is sorry he hit 61." "I wouldn't be," shrugged Pepitone. - "I'm gonna try (Pedro) Gon lalez oa first," said Berra. Pepitone sniffed. "Bring 'em all on. I got the glove." Pepitone isn't bugged by the fielding error in the final game of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers which closed the gates on the Yankees. He heard plenty about if during the winter, but he won't retreat into he lifelong shell Jlerkle created for himself after his blunder half a century ago. " "I made a joke out of it," flipped Joe. "Hey, Yog, I w a n n a play every game." NO THANKS FOR THE MEMORY A MAU OP A. Ml NO TkJEeS WAS COLOSSAL. PAiiMfiB ra TOAVEC To ,.:TMB ...OS, flBCBiJTLf/ AS /-AST FALl., ^ C/ZASTfC MUFI= AT f^ieSTBASe RedlandsDaily foets Wed, March 11,1964-17 Santa Anita season a success despite strike Last season, his first full one in New York, Pep got into 157 games, more than any man on the chib. The 23-year-old first baseman has a few other goals in mind. "I'm only gonna strike out 40 times," he said. "What'd I have last year? 63. In the minors I cut 'em down every year. I want more homers (27 in '63) and more ribbys" (baseball vernacular for runs batted in). „^Pepitone says he won't get more than the 23 walks allotted him last summer. "I'm up there to swing," he .explained. He hit .271 in his .debut as a regular, knocked in S9 runs and was a brilliant fielder with the versatility to take a turn in the outfield when he club was jammed by injuries. • Ambition seethes in Joe Pepitone's vibrant muscles, but Yogi Berra, his new sldpper, is a iot calmer. "If Pep gives me the same year," he mused, "I'll be satisfied." TREASURE HOUSE Your unused fiimiture or appliances «ill find a ready market through Classified Ads. ARCADIA (UPI)-Santa Anita tallied up the results of its 55- day meeting today which was opened and closed with stakes wins by CiTano and found (hat despite a strike it had enjoyed a successful racing season. CjTano, winner fo the Palos Verdes Handicap on opening day, carried top weight of 126 pounds to victory in the S27,950 San Bernardino Handicap Tues day by three - quarters of a length. Manuel Ycaza tied with Willie Shoemaker as leading rider of the meeting in a poll of tuxi ttTiters. Shoemaker for the 14th successive season led in vie tnries with 65 to 55 for the Pan amanian. The wagering total for the meeting was $139,964,352, less than 1 per cent below last year's toUl of $140,102,317. The attendance showed a drop of 3.3 per cent with a total of 1,571,981 as compared with 1,625,466. WHL standings W LTPtsGFGA 43 22 2 88 258 191 64 211 217 64 196 229 61 209 242 60 228 206 51 208 225 Denver PorUand 29 29 6 Los Angeles 28 29 3 San Fran. 29 33 3 Seattle 27 31 6 Vancouver 24 36 3 Tuesday's Results San Francisco 7 Vancouver 4 Denver 6 Los Angeles 1 Wednesday* Schedule San Francisco at Portland Vancouver at Los Angeles. The track attributed the drop to the loss of one Saturday's racujg during the six-day strike. The days were made up on Mondays. Mrs. Ann Peppers' Mr. Con sistency captured the Santa Anita Handicap and a division of, the San Juan Capistrano. He was voted the top handicap horse. In the San Bernardino Handi cap Cyrano raced the 1 1-I6th miles in 1:42 1-5. He returned S3.60. $2.80 and $2.20 across the board. A crowd of 35,433 wit nessed the final program. Griffith in non-title bout ROME (UPI) — Welterweight champion . Emile Griffith con tinues his world tour tonight with a 10-round non • title bout against Argentina's Carlo Duran. Griffith's last start was in Sj-dney, Australia. He knocked out Ralph Dupas of New Orleans in the third round, Feb. 10. A capacity crowd of 15,000 was expected at the Palace of Sport. AIRPORT AID WASHINGTON (UPI) - Airports for the use of business and sporting planes rather than airlines will get $18.7 million in federal government aid in fiscal 1964. By Unifed Pre%t International It won't take San Francisco Giants' fans long to forget Felipe Alou if younger brother! Jesus has any say in the mat ten The Giants traded Felipe, the eldest of three brothers playing in the major leagues and their starting right fielder last sea son, to the Milwaukee Braves in December with the hope that Jesus (pronounced hay-soose) would uphold the famUy tradi- Uon. And the youngest Alou has done nothing in the intervening period to dispel San Francisco's fervent hopes for a family succession to the right field throne. Instead, Jesus has flashed much of the form that carried him to numerous minorj league awards despite his youthful 20 years. Tuesday, Jesus cracked a triple and a single to lead a 12-\ hit Giant attack in a 5-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox- Frisco's fourth Cactus League win in as many games. Another rookie, Jim Ray Hart, collected (wo safeties as Bob Shaw picked up his second triumph of the spring campaign. Playboy Bo Belinsky was rocked for a three-run home run in the first inning by Cleveland Indians' retread Wally Post as the Los Angeles Angels were beaten, 9-7. The erratic Belinsky pitched two innings in all, strikmg out the side in the second frame after walking the first two batters. Bill Robinson, a 20-year-oId Milwaukee farmhand, clouted a grand slam homer and two doubles as the Denver Bears outslugged the Braves, 10-7. Os- sic Virgil, Phil Roof and Rico Carty all hit circuits for Milwaukee. Around the camps: Don Drysdale, makmg his first ap pearance in a Los Angeles intra-squad game, pitched three scoreless innings, surrendering two hits and fanning a like number.. .rookie first baseman John Hermstein unloaded three-run homer off Chris Short to give his team a 6-4 victory in the Philadelphia Phillies second intra-squad game of the year. Reserve outfielder Ken Berry lashed an inside-the-park home run to highlight the crhieago White Sox training camp con test ... Ted Savage coUected four hits for the Pittsburgh Pi rates and Bob Saverine went 3-for-3 in the Baltimore Orioles' camp. Big Walter Bond, a double and a single in three appear ances with the Houston Colts... Ernie Banks suffered a slight fracture of the ring finger on his right hand in the Chicago Cubs' workouts and will be out for three or four days.. .Bob Skinner smacked a three-run homer and Don Pavletich hit two doubles in a Cincinnati scrimmage. Ron Kline, the Washington Senators' last holdout, came to terms for what was reportedly the same salary as in 1963—approximately $18,000. Kline successfully fought off a S3,000 cut after compiling a 3-8 record and a 2.79 earned run mark last season. Catcher Choo Choo Coleman of the New York Mets is ex pected to be out of action for a month as the result of a broken left thumb suffered Monday, while Jim Hickman's twisted ankle should be fit in four days. REBOU^4DS — Sub Dayton Dickey, 23, gets set 1o control the loose ball for the University of Redlands Bulldogs during the NAIA playoffs. Dickey came in off the bench when forward Bob Engberg fouled out and dropped in 14 points as the Bulldogs made a comeback try in the closing minutes. DRIVES — Senior guard Gary Smith drives down the base* line during the University of Redlands vs. Kentucky Siata game yesterdoy in Kansot City. Kentucky State scored a 71-65 victory to knock coach Lee FulmeKs Bulldogs out of the NAIA playoffs. Smith ended his collegiate career with 18 points. (Photos by Rick Wiedmon) Louis picks Liston over Clay in rematcli LAS VEGAS, Ner. (UPI) - Ex-hea\-yweight champion Joe Louis said Tuesday night he would pick Sonny Liston to beat new heavyweight champ Cassius Clay m a rematch "even though I thought Liston won only the fifth round of the fight at Miami Beach." "Everyone seemed to think the fi^t was fairly even through six roimds," Louis said, "but I can't see how anybody could give Sonny more than the fifth round." A composite of the cards of the three officials at the fight had liston and Clay even at the end of six. Louis, who was a par of the Liston entourage during the de throned hea\-yweight champion's traming for the bout, made the comments in answer to fight fans' questions at the Castaways' Hotel. Louis refereed one of the preliminary bouts. Louis said be was pretty sure that Qay's first defense would be agamst Liston. Whst about the challenge from Floyd Pat terson? "I think that Patterson might be able to beat Clay, but 1 don't think there is any possibility of the fight being held," Louis replied, Louis was at ringside for the bout last month. "I was stunned as anybody when Liston qnit in his comer," he said. By MURRAY OLDERMAN FORT LAUDERDALE, F 1 a (NEA) — "I don't say," says Mickey Mantle, "I'm the great est. I say I'm better than that pitcher." . . . Cassius CHay does say he's the greatest, even to his immediate family. Right aft cr winning the championship stiU in the ring, he rushed to comer where his mother was standing and bleated directly to her: "I'm the kmg of the world. I'm the best that ever Uved." . . . Wonder if boxing ever will get back to the simple days of Rocky Marciano, who did noth ing but fight? . . . Big buddy of Clay is Jimmy Brown, the Cleveland fullback who calls him "a nice kid. How did they meet? ... "I was walking down Broadway one night when Cassius came up and yelled, 'Jimmy Brown'," recalls the football great. "Then he in troduced himself and we started talking—about condifioning and stuff like that. He's ail right when you're alone, imtil one more man shows up. I imagine he'll be stinging you guys for a while." . . . Interesting note about the swap of Jim Gentile to Kansas City from Baltimore (which had to sweeten the pot by $25,000 in getting Norm Siebera) is that the Athlefies were the only team in either league interested in getting the tempestuous slug ger. . . . One of the intrigumg rookie species in the New York Yankee camp in Fort Lauderdale is Jimmy Marrujo, a young pitch er who is half Cherokee and half Irish. He's from Oaks, Okla., just down the du^ road from Big Cabin, the home town of the established Ralph Terry. ... "I heard a lot about him," said Ralph, "after he stmck out 21 guys in a state championship high school game. He's sup posed to be the best in the area since Allie Reynolds (another Cherokee)." . . . The Yankees drafted him out of the Houston organization, which tried to hide hira in Durham last summer after he was 6-0 starting the season at Moultrie, Ga.... Jack Faulkner of the Broncos invited Gary Lewis, a fullback from Arizona State, to look at the Rockies, then gave him $50 to look over Denver , . . after which Lewis tumed up the next morning, signed by San Francisco. . . . Big question Harry Bright had to answer all winter was how did it feel to be the ISth strike out victim in Sandy Koufax's record World Series fling agamst the Yankees. "I was lucky," grinned Harry, a utility man. "The guy to feel sorry for was in the locker next to me. He Cassias Clay came to bat 630 times all season and struck out only 22 times. That afternoon, Bobby Richard son fanned three times without getting a smell of the ball. I got a foul tip." . . . Dan Devine's wife, Joanne, is, like him, a native of Duluth. Minn. Comfortably settled with seven little Devines m theur self- designed home in Columbia Mo., where Dan is the thurd winningest college football coach in the country, the only things they miss are the snow and the hills. Joanne used to be a ski jumper. Dan remembers her once cased in a cast from ankle to hip, trudging around a Frank Stranahan ni the Western Open. . . . Between you'n'me, when Ralph Houk, general manager of the Yankees, got lost one night fishing from a dinghy in the Florida Everglades, he couldn't compare it to the ex perience of Fort Lauderdale public relations executive Jack Drury, who got stranded on coral reef. Houk and his companion, navigating by star, staggered out at 10 p.m. Former Seton Hall basketball player Dmry stayed overnight Mth his star—Jayne Mansfield. Her hus band was along, too. . . . $21,171 payoff HALLANDALE, Fla. (UPI)— Gulfstream Park, which already holds a twin double rec ord payoff of $84,114.20, produced a $21,171.20 twin return Tuesday. There were four winning tickets on the 12-3-2-1 combination that included Goshen Lane ($29.00), Hasty Pine ($42.00), Be On Time ($7.40) and Formal Gent ($5.80). Leslie wins bout LAS VEGAS (UPI) —Charlie Leslie, 175, Los Angeles, won a unanimous 10 - round decision over Bobby Rascon, 170, Agua Prieta, Mexico, Tuesday night at the Castaways Hotel. Leslie dropped Rason with a left hook for the mandatory eight count in the final round. THIRSTY U. S. NEW YORK (UPI) — The U.S. public keeps getting thirstier: 1963 '5 total consumption of, distilled spirits set a new high of approximately 254 million gallons, according to Schenley Distillers. This was an increase of about five per cent over| 1961's previous record of 240 million gallons; '62 was the eighth consecutive year in which the national rate of consumption increased. Pistons down Royals to help Celtics By United Press International The Boston Celtics took another big step toward their eighth consecutive Eastern Division title Tuesday m'ght with out lifting a foot. The lowly Detroit Pistons, did the work in beating Eastern Division runnemp Cincinnati 114103. That assured the Celtics, the defending National Basket ball Association champions, at least a tie for the division crown. Boston must win only one of its four remaining games, or the Royals need lose just one of their remaining three games, for the Celtics' triumph to become a mathematical certainty. Detroit beat Cincinnati the hard way, overcoming a 59-56 halftime deficit. The Pistons, led by Ray Scott's 27 pomts, rallied to take command near the end of the third stanza and they were never in trouble. The win was only the 20th of the season for the Pistons, who are ahready assured of their worst NBA season since moving to Detroit. The setback brought Cincinnati's record to 53-24. The Royals are assured of one of the best records ever for a division runnemp. The Western Division race remained as tight as a dmm Tuesday night as both San Francisco and SL Louis posted victories. The Warriors exploded for 41 points in the third period and swept past Baltimore 129-111. The win preserved San Francisco's one game division lead. Wilt Chamberlain paced t h e Warriors in scoring with 32 points, but it was his play-mak- Invaders thump Blades i-1 LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The Los Angeles Blades, unsuccessful against the league champs m Denver Tuesday night, try to improve their standing tonight against the tailenders. The Denver Invaders humped the Blades 6-1 Tuesday night and kept the Blades tied for second place with Portland— both with 64 points. Coach Alf Pike's team squares off against the last - place Vancouver Canucks tonight in the Sports Arena. Though the Can­ ucks are last in the Westem Hockey League, they are by no means a -soft touch for the Blades, who have but a 6-5 edge in games against the Canucks this season. Denver goalie Al Millar came within two minutes of a shutout in Tuesday night's game when Gordy Vejprava shot the puck past him for the Blades' only score. The Blades close out their regular season March 21 against the San Francisco Seals at the Sports Arena. First Police Force On Aug. 12, 1638, a "Rattle Watch" of eight men was established in the colony ol New Amsterdam, the first police force in .America. ing in the third stanza that provided the cmcial difference. Chamberlain finished the game with a career high of 13 assists. The second place Hawks outscored New York 15-1 in t h e opening minutes of the second half and went on to a 124-105 victory. Cliff Hagan paced St. Louis with 34 points, including 12 in the first six minutes of the second half. SHIBTMAS£BS MADRAS PULLOVER ID m nulti colorings and not often Ken Madras patterns. Gant hand picked and imported ttiem from India, loiuioa {inished, superbly tailoreii viiUi ilartd twttoiHiTm coUar. K .95. for McH 308 Orange Streef, Redionds OPEN FRI. NITE5 TIL 9 — 5. < H. (JREEN STAMPS

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