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Redlands Dally Facts lO -Tues^ March 24,1964 Clay contract IS of rules HAGERSTOWN, Ind. (UPD- Testimony at this week's boxing hearings in Washington, D.C., is practically certain to decide whether the World Boxing Association (WBA) will withdraw recognition of Cassius Clay's heavyweight title. Arch Hindman disclosed today. Hindman of Hagerstottn is cx Hodman of HagerstottTi is ex- j„cutcheon led coach Al Ende ccuUve secretary of the WBA ^^^.^ ^^p^^^^^ ^^ ^ and the hub of aU its acUviUcs. ^^rThe Citrus Belt League U"In my opinion these Senate „ sub-committee hearings, start- "^^^"'^ ^^f'""; ing today, will be the most im portant in the history of box ing," Hindman said, "not mere The 6-4, 200 pound senior | postman was named to the ), L third team by the All-Southern ly because they wiU dig into the California Board of BasketbaU pre.fight contract before last at Helms AthleUc FoundaUon. month's Clay - Sonny Liston match, but because they may Bernardino's Ernie Powell and definitely bring about federal control of the sport." Despite widespread criticism of Clay's crusading for the Black Muslim organization, Hindman said, the make-or- break issue for Cassius will be testimony about the alleged $50, 000 contract with a promoting organization headed by ex- champion Liston. Contends Violation That contract allegedly gave Listen's outfit the right to promote Clay's next fight if Clay won the title from Sonny. "Such a contract, I'm sure, would be a serious violation of our rules," the executive secretary continued, "because it might cast suspicion on the fight. It might lead people to believe that the Liston camp didn't thuik Liston was in good shape for the bout." Regardless of the testimony, however, there will be no chance of a return Clay-Liston title fight until Sonny's suspension is lifted by the British Boxing Board of Control and the WBA, Hindman disclosed. Sonny was suspended recently by the British board fbrhis alleged failure to go through with the last two exhibitions on a boxing commissioner. Greene, managing editor of tlie Paterson (N.J.) Evening News, is now "permanent" commissioner of the WBA. He has been connected with the sport in various official capacities for at least 40 years. McCutcheon named to All-GIF third team Redlands high Terrier center Tom McCutcheon was named to the AU-C.I.F. basketball team Two other CBL players, San jchaffey's John Lundquist were named to the team. Powell who led the GIF players with a 24.6 scoring average gained a berth on the first team and Lundquist the Chaffey sparkplug went on the third squad with McCutcheon. Members of Ibe first team at for^vard were Lyim Shackelford, Burroughs high Jim La- ICour, Pius X; David Lawyer, Oxnard; Ernest Powell, San Bernardino. Centers, Mel Reed, I Long Beach Poly; and Joe Chrisman, Ventura. Guards — Gene Sutherland, Crescenta Valley; Nyal Leslie, Orange; jjlichae! Myggard, Norwalk and Doug Westlake, Pomona. Player of the year in the AAA CIF Southern Section was I Oxnard High school's David Lawyer the star senior forward .on Coach Bill Gragg's channel {League champions. He led his teammates to the semifinals of the tournament In five playoff battles he scored 146 points, 39 average. Yueiipa Forward Dennis Hare of Yu- TOM MeCUTCHEON I boosted. Coach Kent Hayden's Thunderbirds to the DVL title and on into the playoffs. Hare ended the season with a 20.6 average. Other members of.the AA first team were: Forwards — Dominic Healey, Lasuen; Ken Heitz, Rlghetti; Hare, Bill Halligan, Service. Centers —Dure] Carpenter, Chino; Karl Weide, Bell Gardens. Guards- Jerry Sharman, Charter Oak; ; Art W i 1 m o r e, Atascadero; Bruce Nelson, Falmdale, Den- m's Polosky, La Salle. Jerry Sharman was named as the AA player of the year. against Pasadena for a hot 29.2 He is the son of the all-Ume great USC Trojan and Boston Celtics star who now coaches at Los Angeles State CoUege. fcUUld naic \Ji- A I*' —- — a ^ —^ Icaipa High, the leading scorer Sharman scored 705 poinU in in the Desert VaUey League. 27 games for a ^^1 Don't measure up uie last iwo exmoiuons on a was named to the first team the highest ^ five-exhibiUon tour of the Brit- AA division of the CIF. Hare section action this season. ish Isles, Hindman explamed. Then the British board, which cooperates closely with the WBA, asked for Sonny's suspension by the WBA—and that was done. His suspension can be lifted only by the British board. No N.Y. Lictntt Moreover, Sonny can not fight in New York State, where he has no license. Ed Lassman of Miami Beach, president of the WBA. has recommended that the WBA withdraw title recognition from Clay because of the pre-Cght contract with Liston's outfit and "conduct detrimental to boxing." Lassman also will Mets appear to be doomed to cellar again (EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the eight of 20 disptaches on the 1964 prospects of the 1964 major jeagus baseball teams.) BY LEO H. PETERSEN UPl Sports Editor , ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) - The New York Mets ...„ recom- appear doomed to finish in the mend federal control of boxing National League cellar again. ,?''w''t'',S'"'T '^^"'•^l ^y Despite the Herculian efforU] i™,n!^^^r "n'™^'' fJ- of amazing Casey Stengel, thei ^nnlf^'? r 'il'"'?'"',^' MeU' mixfure of kids and dis- Tv ^Tr..^ ^rf" cards simply does not measure °LFJ!}':f±.I:^- ^«^^">lup. And no one knows it better Cowboys sign three D.ALLAS (UPD-The Dallas Cowboys have signed linemen Bob Wozniak and Bill Schade and quarterback Jake Jacobs as free agents for the 1964 football season. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads I than the 73-year old StengcL , The Mets manager will promise only one thing — if they llose this year it will be with kids. He's going to keep some of his na.mc players like Frank Thomas.and Duke Snider, who are over the hill, but mostly he go with youngsters. 'If you are gonna lose," I Stengel philosophizes, "you might as well do it with kids. At least, there is hope they are going to make it some day. You can't improve your ball club playing fellows who the other clubs gave up on." His big hope for the future is {in his pitching. 'There we have youth and [good looking kids," Stengel claims. "And we are going with three kids Uiis year-win, lose or draw." They arc Ron Locke, Jerry Hinsley and Dick Selma. Hid In Minors Hinsley is a 19-year old right bander the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to hide in the minors last year and has never pitched a game in organized baseball. Locke, a Sl-year old left band­ er, won IS games with Auburn and Selma, a 20-year old righty, {won 12 games with Salinas. As starters, Casey is counting on lefty Al Jackson (13-17), and right banders Carlton Willcy (S- 14), Tracy SUUard (6-17). Jay Hook (4-14) and Jack Fisher, a six game winner with the |San Francisco Giants last year. U.S.mayget awakening at Olppics SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)- "Tbere's too much apathy in sports between the Olympic Games," coach Bud Winter of San Jose State College said today. I "The result is that we may I be due for a rude awakening in the 1964 Games at Tokyo." Winter, one of the country's {outstanding track and field coaches warned that there never should be any place for 'complacency in the Olympic competition. "In checking over the world records recently." he said, "I ! noted that United SUtes held 24 marks, while the rest of the world held 31. "With memories of the Rome fiasco (I960 Games) still bum ing, we have been fiddling be tween Olympics." Oiiagrttmtnt Tnnter, who spent last sum mer in Mexico City on assignment with the state department, didn't get much support for his belief from two other top-rank coaches in this area, however. Payton Jordan, who is the assistant bead coach for the 1961 U.S.men's track and field team, said that Russia is relying too much on "old men" for {the 1964 Games. "The old champions still are listed as the top men on the Russian team for the Tokyo Games," says Jordan. "I can't see that these fellows will con tinue as champions. "I thmk that United States youth will do the job. Our team will pull together in spirit and preparation." Brutus Hamilton, University (of California coach who headed the United States team in 1952, agreed. Best Ever 'This will be the best Araeri can team, as far as records go," he said. "However, the rest of the world will have im proved teams, too. "I had expected to see the Russians come up with a fine crop of youngsters. But 1 don't know, now." . Hamilton, looking back over the years of his experience in the game, said it would be no great tragedy if a Russian iiigh jumper beat a Yank. "I'm not distressed at all on how we will fare," he said. •As a matter of fact, I'm .more disturbed over the fact (that the Russians have 80 of the top 100 great chess players in the world and we have only five." PoweU. who came up late last underway next month. He season and won one game while ^ „^ , total „f olavers losmg one. the Mets since they were created three years ago has been By JULIUS BOROS UI'OPEN CHAMPION J ... _ w _ "I hope to carry either 11 or ed three years ago has oeen 3 jtchers when the season catchmg. but Sengel looks for ^ Washington on April improvement this year wnthJes-13.. j,^ ^^jj j,*^^^ ..Jter so Gonder the No. 1 man. Gon- , der can hit, but is not rated too ., well defensively. Bob Taylor, obtained from 12—Sfop-Watch Swing People tell me you could time my pre-swing pattern with a stop watch and it would always be the same. You should strive for a consistent pattern. When I'm executing my swinging swing I never feci that I am going to crush the ball. I never try to apply maximum power. I want to remain in control of ray swing. I've learned from experience that a smooth controlled swing at the ball will send it almost as far as a perfectly - timed all-out effort. Naturally, the slower controlled swing will provide square club-ball contact more often than will a faster swing, which requires finer timing and endangers smooth, proper rhythm. Sometimes a mental count during the swing will help a golfer develop a smoother action. Some people I've helped have counted "one and . . ." on the backswing and "two" on the downswmg. Since the back- sning is slower than the downswing it requires twice as many counts. Don't count too slowly. While I prefer a smoothly-limed swing, mine is only a Bob Taylor, ootamea rom ^ ^-^^ to a decision the Milwaukee Braves will be ^ ^ 1 ^ [the No. 2 receiver with rookie John Stephenson, who hit only John Stephenson, wno mt omy them and me." .261 at Auburn last season, hav- ^ ing a chance to stick. Thomas is going to be the Mets' third baseman this sea- I SEEK to achlere a fall windup on the backswing, free from tension. fraction of a second slower {than the fastest . I seek to achieve a full wind(up on the backswing, free from tension, and a controlled return move to the balL I never rush (my downswing. A more controlled swinging Rigney splits his squad INDIO, Calif. (UPI)-Manag er Bill Rigney sent his Los Angeles Angels against oppo nents in two states today. Rigney split the club Jlonday, keepmg one squad here to play the Angels' Hawaii Islanders farm team in the first of three games and dispatching the second group to Scottsdale, Ariz., to face the Boston Red Sox. Piloting the Arizona contingent was the trio of Del Rice, Marv Grissom and Salty Parker. The second squad will remain across _ . ,. , the state line for games through The Mets' No. 1 rehef man Sunday - - -^ht harder I^n;y ^.^'^ , p^^tty 23-year old touth^w Goi ^e 8^ »'L^ ^"^"^ PoU Who came^up late last t«vt.^ Ton^Z can carry a total of 28 players for the first month before he The weakest department of n,ust cut down to 25 men. ir.i.. 4f.n., tfnfM fr ^'ii \ these. The Angel skipper said he had on noted 'this week is mighty im that Gridder breaks leg son. Outfield Days Over "His outfield days are over. ^^^^^ «I Stengel says, and Thomas says Casper Mountain. •-- ••- *•Doctors said the leg would be a cast for about three CASPER, Wyo. (UPI) — Defensive halfback Jerry Lee Overton of the Dallas Cowboys broke his leg while skiing on 4-5 1' vC V? CHAMPION — Jean Saubert, lakevlew. Ore., sails through the gates of the slalom on her way to a sweep of the ladies events in the National Alpine Championships. Miss Saubert won the downhill, giant slalom and slalom in the meet at Winter Park, Colo., Sunday. (UPI Telephofo) State board to decide on county special hunts The California Fish and Game Commission Y/iU decide April 3 whether to schedule a repeat of three special deer hunts held in San Bernardino C^ounty last year. The three county hunts are (among 37 either-sex or antler- less hunts proposed in the state for 1964 by the Department of Fish and Game. A quota of 50 permits would be issued for a proposed San Bernardino Desert hunt for ant- lerless deer. Another antlerless hunt is recommended for West- em San Bernardino county, with 500 permits authorised. The third proposed special hunt would be an either-sex hunt in the San Bernardino Mountains, with a 150-permit quota. The Fish and Game Commission will announce its proposed orders for the taking of antler­ less deer and will fix the time and place at which local hearings on the proposals shall be held. Hearings will be held in (the county seat of each county where a special hunt is proposed. Dodgers encouraged Howard will play If can agree with Bavasi he is happy about that. Ron Hunt is a fixture at sec- in _ ond base and Stengel is leaning months but that Overton should to Amauo Samuel over Al Mor- be ready for the 1964 National an at shortstop. Samuel couldn't make it with the Braves and Moran never has been able to make it with the bat. Ex-Dodger Larry Burright may be re- tamed for utility duty along nith Rod KanehL First base is a wide open scramble. "I've got a lot of Stengel says. There's Tim Hark-t^" ^^^^^ ^ ness, ^ Kraaepool. Duke Car- pennant in 1964. mel, BiU Haas and Dick „. ... ^„ff„^ , Smith." All but Smith hit left , ^ P'i*^^ Bdl Stafford, a h,n^ 25-year-old right - bander the ° I r .™oi c^iiK Yankee high command tabbed Kranepoo^^Carmel ami Smith ..anoth .rAllie Reynolds" in ^,"L ^.u^ ouffidders. I960 ^^^^ !,„ t Nicklaus leads in earnings DUNEDIN, Fla. (UPI)-Consistent Jack Nicklaus, who picked up a $4,000 check for a nmnerup spot in the Doral Open last weekend, is leading all pro golfers in 1964 earnings with a total of S17.50O. Nicklaus. has been among the first five finishers in four of the five tournaments in which he has participated this year. The unofficial list of money winners released by the Professional Golfers' Association has .Mason Rudolph and Arnold Palmer in the second and third positions with $13,947.92 and S12.643.75, respectively. Juan (CHii Chi) Rodriguez is fourth with Sll.651.43 and Billy Casper, who collected S7,500 for his victory at Doral last Sun day, is fifth with $10,112.50. Rounding out the top 10 are GREEN BAY, Wis. (UPI) Only a "few loose ends" stood in the way today of a return to baseball by Frank Howard, and Los Angeles Dodger General Manager E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi was determined to tie them together. Howard, the big Dodger outfielder, astounded baseball people last week when he said he was retiring because of "personal problems." But he said at his home here Monday he "wuld play this season"—if he and Bavasi could agree on things when they had their scheduled telephone conversation today. "I have no idea what Bavasi and I will talk about," said Howard. "I want to play," he said. "But first I'd like to kick around a few things with Bavasi. I don't know what be has on his mind. I'm ready to go down to Vero Beach (the Dodgers' Florida spring training base). I hope Buzzic feels the same way I do." Bavasi said at Pompano Beach, Fla.. he was "encouraged" by the possibility that Howard would play this season, based on reports he received during the weekend from Green Bay. Howard's change of heart cv- idently occurred during the weekend. His wife said Sunday he had received a wire from Bavasi. The 6-foot-8 onetime Ohio State basketball star said he had a long talk with George Macklin, an executive of Green Bay Packaging Corp., a paper firm for which Howard works in the off-season. "I knew he would be com pletely impartial and give me some sound advice," said Howard. "That's the way it turned out. Mr. Macklin made me see the light. He said that I was new to the paper business and that there was a lot to learn about it, that it would take some time. My best future is in baseball." Denish Kid favored ARCADU (UPI)-Danish Kid. with one previous win in the Western Harness meeting, today headed a field of eight in the $2,600 Duarte Trot at Santa Anita. Rex Raster ($9,006.25), Gary Player ($8,490.00), Dave Marr (S8.424.49). Paul Harney (S7, 595.00) and Jacky Cupit ($7.495.25). Royals meet 76ers in second playoff game By United Press International The CincinnaU Royals bring the National Basketball Association's most valuable player and rookie of the year plus a 1-0 playoff record into Philadelphia's Convention Hall tonight, where they hope to take one more step toward an Eastern Division showdown meeting with the Boston Celtics. The Royals meet the 76ers in the second game of a best-of- five series which will determine who is to meet Boston for the Eastern title and a berth in the NBA final playoffs versus the Western Division champion. Cincinnati, whose backcourt star Oscar Robertson was named Sunday as the league's .MVP to earn the club's second individual award after forward Jerry Lucas had captured rookie honors, is the only chib in the NBA this year to hold a se^ ries edge over Boston. Adrian Smith, one of the Royals' main outside shooting threats, will be sidelined tonight with a sprained ankle, but is expected to see action Wednesday night when the two clubs resume their series in Cincinnati. The St Louis Hawks can wrap up their division playoffs Wednesday when they journey to Los Angeles for a game with the Lakers. The winner of this series opposes the San Francisco Warriors for the Western title. Stafford may be key to N. Y. pennant By JACK CUDDY UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI)—The forgotten man of the 1963 New Jl ^m," Yopt Yankees may be the key another American League Only two of the outfieU posi-|to tions are set — Jim Hickman' in left and George Altman, ac quired from the St Louis Card achieve his first 15-\icto"ry season but the Yankees still think they were right in their swing is ccrtam to give you ajjnals, in right Other outfielders more consistent game. (From the book. "PIT Golf or Better" by Jxilius Boros. Cop>Tisht by PrenUce-HaU. Inc., Entlewood CUUt. NJ.) (include the veteran Duke Snid cr, who may be playing his last year, Joe Christopher and rookie Ron Swoboda. original evaluation. Stafford is doing his best this spring to prove they're right "Everything went wrong in 1963," recalls Bill, discussing his 4-8 season. "I dropped out of rotation and I couldn't get back in. When I went on relief, I got bombed. It went from bad to worse. I wouldn't have blamed Manager Ralph Houk if he had quit on me." Now as the Yankees near the end of spring training, Stafford is once again an important man in their immediate future. New Manager Yogi Berra has let Stafford work regularly in the exhibition games and the black- haired, good-looking native of Catskill, N.Y., has responded with consistently good efforts. "The Stafford I remember is the Stafford of 1960 and 1961." says Berra. "He wasn't the same fella m 1963." Stafford has a fine fast ball and several good curves but the attribute which impressed the Yankees most in 1960 was his self-confident approach to pitching. He posted a 3-1 record in 60 innings of big league competition during the tail-end of that 1960 season. He had a 14-9 record with a 2.68 earned run average in 1961 and came back in 1962 with another 14-9 tally and a victory over the San Francisco Giants in the World Scries. Yankee teammates describe Stafford's walk as a stmt or a waddle and be often is teased about it Bill readily concedes "I might look cocky" but L always felt you had to go out there feeling you were going to win. otherwise you couldn't win. "I've got a fast ball and a lotta curves," he sums up, "but I still say my best asset is con^ fidence." That confidence was never shaken by the bitter experiences of 1963. "Although you expect to win, you know you are going to lose sometimes; and in baseball you also know you are going to have some bad years," he says. "Well, I had a bad one in '63 and I think that means I'll have a good one in '64." A good season for Stafford might proWde a campaign of woe for nine other teams in the American League. Skowrojfis word that scares tJiem By United Press IntMiMtioNr Say "Frank Howard" and tb* Los Angeles Dodgers cringe: say "BiU Skowron" and they're likely to cry out in horror. Howard is the 250 - pound right - handed slugger who may quit baseball and leave the Dodgers painfully shy of long - range hitting power. Skowron is exactly the type right • handed slugger the Dodgers need to protect against that possibility. The catch is that the Dodgers sold Skowron to the Washington Senators last wmter for a mere $25,000 — about haU of what they willingly give to a good high school prospect. The Dodgers were made painfully aware of the curious spot they've contrived for themselves Monday when Skowron hit a pair of two • run homers to lead the Senators to a 7-3 victory over them. It was the second straight game in which Skowron's hitting was the difference. On Sunday his two - run homer was the big blow in a victory over the Minnesota Twins. Hit Well In SM-it« Skowron batted .385 for the Dodgers in the World Scries sweep of the New York Yankees but the Dodgers had already agreed on the basis of his .203 season average to sell him to the Senators. Both of Skowron's homers off Larry Sherry, hard - throwing relief hero of the Dodgers' 1959 World Series win who is making a comeback. Tom Brown also homered for the Senators while Wes Parker, a rookie outfielder, had a double and a triple for the Dodgers. Deron Johnson, Mel Queen and Hal Smith homered to lead the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-3 win over the Kansas City Athletics. Chet Nichols went the first four innings to pick up the win for the Reds. Nichols shut out the Athletics for three innings and then yielded all three runs in the fourth. Jack Fisher became the first New York Met pitcher to go six innings and yielded four runs in a 7-6 triumph over the Twins. Bob Allison hit a two- run homer for the Twins, who suffered their sixth straight exhibition game defeat. Three Pirates Homer Willie SUrgell, Donn Qen- denon and Bill Mazeroski each homered off Roland Sheldon as the Pittsburgh Pirates downed the Yankees. 9-2. Vem Law, making a strong comeback effort, yielded two nms in five innings. The Pirates now have hit 18 homers in eight games while Elston Howard's homer Monday was only the third of the spring by the Yankees. Bob Lniis' three - run triple was the big blow of a 13-hit attack that carried the Houston Colts to an 11-2 wm over the St Louis Cardinals. The Colts bombarded Ray Sadecki for nine runs in three innings to raise their spring record to 7-3. Lillis. Rusty Staub and John Paciorek bad triples for Houston and Phil Gagliano, Ken Boyer and Doug Clemens had triples for St Louis. Dave Nicholson and Jim McNertney each hit a two • run homer as the Chicago White Sox broke a three - game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phil- h'es. The win was the third in eight exhibition games for the White Sox. Indians Shade Cubs Al Luplow hit the first pitch of the game for a homer and the Geveland Indians went on from there to shade the Chicago Cubs, 6-S. Gary Bell, Don McMabon, Ted Abemathy and Pete Ramos each pitched a shutout innmg to hold the lead for the Indians after the fifth inning. Chuck HiHer, Cap Peterson and Randy Hundley had two hits each as the San Francisco Giants beat the Boston Red Sox, 7-4, for their 13th victory m 15 games. Gaylord Perry went the last five innings for the Giants allowing only four bits and one run. Warren Spahn allowed only one hit and one run in five innings and Tony Cloninger completed the four - hitter to lead the Milwaukee Braves to a 4-3 decision over the Detroit Hgers. It was the Braves' eighth win in 10 exhibition games. Double main event cancelled SANTA MONICA (UPI) -A combination of illness and injury caused cancellation of the double main event Monday night at Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. The rematch between heavyweights T h a d Spencer and Charlie Leslie was taken off the card after Spencer suffered a fractured rib during training Saturday. Mayico Robles of Hermosillo, Mexico, withdrew from his bantamweight bout with Dwight Hawkins due to a virus infection contacted Sunday night

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