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Clay's attorney appeals for federal control WASHINGTON (UPl) - An attorney for heavyweight cham pion Cassius Clay today joined in the appeal for federal gov emment control of professional bojdng because the World Boxing Association's (WBA) super- visipn is "not effective." Gordon B. Davidson toM Senate panel Thursday he would welcome federal regulation as "desirable and essential" to forestall deals such as the one in which a group head ed nominally by former champion Sonny Liston demanded as the price for agreeing to challenge bout. Further deUils of the Clay- Liston contract and other proposals to put interstate professional boxing under government control were expected to be heard Monday when the Senate anti-trust and monopoly subcommittee resumes its hearings. Robert Nilon was called to testify. Jack and Robert Nilon are principals in Inter-Continental Promotions Inc., of which Liston is nominally president. The spokesman for the group of 11 LouisviUe, Ky., businessmen who have supervised Clay's boxing career told the subcommittee "if you have the No. 1 contender, you have to go to the champion to deal." As a result, Davidson said Clay's backers were "forced to • swallow" an arrangement un der which half of Clay's championship purse—about $225,000— is being held in escrow as a guarantee that Inter-Continental will handle Clay's first title defense. Liston's group also agreed to pay Day $50,000 plus his 22.S per cent of the Miami Beach gate when Clay took the crown from Liston last month. Davidson said this deal was made last year for the right to promote Clay's next fight. This was a "disguise,'' he said, to give Clay more than it appeared he would receive. He said the escrow provision of the contract was a "subterfuge" to get around the WBA ban on guaranteed rematches in title fight arrangements. Masters, US; phenomenon now Dixie status symbol By HARRY GRAYSON Everybody I talk to, it seems, is headed for the Masters Tournament If the.exodus is what it ap pears to be there will be a lot of ghost towns when the 28th renewal of the Masters is held on the magnificent Augusta National Golf Club course April 9-12. They come from faraway places for this one. Bobby Jones' tremendous show actual ly does depopulate many south em cities. It has become a status symbol in Dixie. Bob Quincy, sports information director of the Universily of North Carolina, formerly was sports editor in Charlotte. The Greater Greensboro Open, an established touma ment with much of the same field, precedes the Masters, Qmncy pomted out, "but the people of Charlotte won't drive 90 miles to it. The same people break their necks to drive 167 miles to get to Augusta and the Masters. The same is true all through the South." The Masters is an American phenomenon and a rousing tribute to Robert Tyre Jones Jr., the living legend who won 13 national championships in seven years and retired to practice law at 28. From a practical standpoint, International Falls, M i n n.. would have been as logical site as Augusta for a tournament the size of the Masters. Augusta on the Savannah River had faded as a posh winter resort when Jones sent out the original 72 invitations eariy in 1934. The city opposite Aiken on the South Carolina line still is on no main air or rail artery. It is an hour's flight from .Atlanta.The bulk of galleries numbering 40,000 or more drive there, many great distances. Sleeping accommodations Augusta National Golf Club was conceived — the Augusta Country Club and Forest Hills. There hardly seemed any reason for another, but Jones bad his us ual success in the Augusta Open and hunted in the vicinity with Ty Cobb. So the Augusta National Golf Club was organized by comparative handful of wealthy men and the course designed with every hole a replica of a famous one elsewhere. The property formerly was a tree and shrub nursery, accounting for much of the layout's natural beauty. The first tournament was not called the Masters. Later someone bobbed up with that wonderfully descriptive tag. The tournament was meant to be nothing more than a leisurely gath ering of the golf clan, which it has remained, with all the old champions coming back. The prime requisites of a successful tournament are timing Jack Nicklaus "A lot of golftr." leave much to be desired. They are next to impossible to ob tain unless reserved from year to year. People sleep four and six in a room. Residents move out of homes and rent them from $250 to $1,000 for the week. It's Christmas in April. Giving you a rough idea of bovf tough it is to obtain a place to sleep, special planes fly from Chicago and other metropolitan centers for the final round and return the same day. There were two excellent courses in Augusta before the and people. The Masters had the liming with the winter tour finished and courses opening in the North. Players and spectators are returning from Florida. The magic of Bobby Jones the Grand Slammer, returning to the wars after Z^i years of fun golf, brought the people from the start Attendance was limited last year to prevent overcrowding the park - lik grounds, and for the first time it was held to the previous year's total. Jack Nicklaus, a lot of golfer, defends the Masters champion ship this time around against a crack field which includes all the famous names. But thousands will agam go to the Augusta National Golf Club in the hope of just getting a glimpse of the incomparable Bobby Jones. That's how great he was — and still is. All-Stars on TY REASON FOR QUITTING LONDON (UPI)-Sir Gerald Nabarro, the fiery conservative MP who amiounced lus retirement from the House of Commons, said Tuesday he decided to quit because it is "better to LEXINGTON, Ky. (UPI) The East-West College All-Star basketball game at Memorial Coliseum Saturday afternoon will be televised nationally by Sports Network, Inc., to 106 stations. The game is sponsored by the National Association of College Basketball Coaches. Like death and faxes be a live vegetable than a dead politician." HIS BOY— Manager AI Lopez, right, of the Chicago \Vhite Sox believes there are enough hits in the bat of Don Buford to make him an American League star second baseman. Buford is so highly regarded that the Sox traded Nelson Fox. uzzr By Kate Osana Yanks pretty close to a sure thing (EDITOR'S NOTE: Thi« is the 11th of 20 ditpatchcs on tht 19f4 prospects of the major league bascbill clubs.) By LEO'H. PETERSEN UPI Sports Editor FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI) — The New York Yankees come pretty close to death and taxes at ratmg as a sure thing. They aren't counting the 1964 American League pennant in the bag, but they'll be mighty surprised if they don't whi it It may not be easy," admits their new manager. Yogi Berra, "but I can't see any club beating us out" Neither can the vast majority of baseball experts. Providing their two slugging outfield stars, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, are sound, the Yankees look like money in the bank. They won last year with Mantle and Maris out a large part of the season and despite the fact they had to reorganize their pitching ^tafL It was said of the 1963 Yankees that they won the pennant with their junior varsity and then lost the World Series to the Los /\ngele£ Dodgers in four con- secuUve games with their varsity. The Yankee lineup for the coming season is set, with only couple of pitching spots and outfield and infield utility berths open. There's no chance of breaking into the regular lineup. It features an outfiekl of Mantle, Maris and Tom Tresh; an infield of Joe Pepitone at first, Bobby Richardson at second, Tony Kubek at short and Clete Boyer at third with Elston Howard, the league's most valuable, player last season, behind the plate. Although he played in only 65 games last season because of injuries. Mantle still hit .314 with 15 home runs and 35 runs batted in. An off season operation seems to have overcome his left knee trouble. Maris got into 90 games, hitting .269 with 23 HB's and 53 RBI's and shows no signs of being handicapped by the shoulder injury he suffered in the Worid Series. Tresh, as a sophomore, batted .269 with 25 home runs and 72 runs batted in. Futur* It Bright Pepitone, a goat in the Yankees World Series disaster, had a fine year otherwise, and is generally regarded as a future great He batted .271 with 27 home runs and 89 runs batted in. Richardson, Kubek and Boyer had only average seasons last year, batting .265, .257 and .251, respectively. Howard hit .287 last season with 28 HR's and 85 RBI's. Berra believes that pitching could be the Yankee's biggest asset. For starters he has left band­ ers Whitey Ford (24-7) and Al Downing (13-5) and right band­ ers Jim Bouton (21-7) and Ralph Terry (17-15). Behind them are Stan Williams (9-8) and Bill Stafford (4 -8), both right banders. The bullpen brigade will be headed by Hal Reniff, a right hander with a 4 -3 mark last year, and left bander Steve HamUlon (5-2). Three rookies have a chance of winning a spot on the roster —Tom Metcalf, Bob Jleyer and Pete Mikkelsen. Metcalf and Meyer won nine and four games, respectively, for Richmond last year, while Mikkel- .sen was an 11 game winner at •Augusta. NCAA protests Russia hoop team tour KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI)The National (Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) today criticized the State Department and issued a protest against^ the department-sponsored Russian tour by U.S. Olympic basketball team members. Olympic Coach Henry (Hank) Iba said in Lexington, Ky., that he declined several weeks ago an invitation to coach the tour team because of prior commit-| ments and "reservations about the trip's worth." The tour, scheduled before next month's' Olympic trials, would include Italy, Yugoslavia and Russia during three weeks in April. Walter Byers, NCAA executive director, acting for the as sociation's officers, issued a strong statement denouncing the tour. He said the collegiate team should be under no obUgaUon to participate in the tour. He said the trip should have no bearing on the selection of the Olympic basketball team which will represent the United States in the Olympic games at Tokyo next October. Byers said he was concerned over class time players will miss and "academic problems because of the Olympic trials preparafion period and Olym Redlands Daily Facts Friday, Mar. 27,1964 - 7 STRETCHING A POINT—Ho-hum, and who's afraid of the big bad coach? That seenu to be the attitude of Jim Stewart, center, as he yawns in the middle of a lecture by coach Bobby Adams at the Chicago Cubs' Mesa, Ariz., training base. Stewart and Leo Burke, right, are candidates for the second base job left vacant fay the death of Ken Hubbs. During the last World Series, piVgames parUdpa 'tion Tts'eif!°""'«W<='" ^""^ fr^** mandatory for make it mandatory for the NCAA to be certain no addi tional obligation on the part of the college players be in volved." John Yeomans clowns Tidball University of Redlands John Yeomans downed highly regarded John Tidball at the Los Angeles Tennis Club yesterday to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 win over the Club team in an informal match. Yeomans, the number one net- tcr on coach Jim Verdieck's Bulldog team, defeated Tidball in three sets 6-4, 5-7, 7-5. Results: SINGLES: J. Yeomans (R) del. TIdbaU. 6-4, 5-7, 7-5; Morris (R) def. Atkinson, 6-4, 7-5; E. Yeomans (LA) dcf. Iloyt, 64, 6-2; B. Yeomans (LA) dcf. Schoeo, 6-4, 6-1; Hamilton (R dcf. Eisenberg, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6; Peacock (R) dcf. Bond, 6-8, 7-5. 6-4. DOUBLES: Hoyt & Scboen (R) def. B. Yeomans & Marcin, 8-6, 6-3; Hamilton & Peacock (R) def. Wright & Ripchin- sky, 6-3, 63. ly confessed to us that he was very disappointed in his Dodger doings for 1963, and that he doubted he'd ever reach his full stride in Los Angeles, wasn't only the personal angle that disturbed the slugger. We don't beheve UCLA, un defeated king of collegiate bas ketball, is that good. The Udans maximized what they had, butj what they had was a soft sched ule which let them concentrate on two big tournaments — thel Roseboro out for two weeks BRADENTON, Fla. (UPI) The Los Angeles Dodgers today faced the situation of having to do without veteran catcher John Roseboro for at least two weeks. Roseboro, who returned to Los Angeles for an examination by team physician Dr. Robert Kerlan Wednesday, was told he must undergo treatment for calcium deposits in his right knee. Kerlan said Roseboro must remain in Los Angeles "until I can see what will happen." Meanwhile, the Dodgers beat the Detroit Tigers Thursday 6-2 as Don Drysdale hurled five shutout innings. Ron Fairly smacked a single double and home run to lead the Dodger hitting. national League game at Jacksonville, when the little Vene-j zuelan was primarily a pitcher.. Over his brilliant career, which has covered a dozen sea sons. Whitey Ford bas culUvat ed a reputation for pitching genius. His mind is supposed to be as effective as his limber^ left arm. And it did get him a dual job as pitching coach. But Whitey poobs poohs the whole cerebral bit Control, he points out is the only difference in winning and losing. . . "Sandy Koufax," he iUustrated, "didn't get smarter. He got some control." The barrage of criticism from around the country about pro football risking the dangers of over-exposure with its multimillion television deals and doubleheaders has NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle burned. . . "There were more telecasts of pro football gams in 1960 and 1961," he points out, "than there will be this year". . . because both CBS and N'BC were cutting fa on NFL games in those prepack age days. . . Jobii Havlicek Back with Orioles MIAMI (UPI)-Catcher John Burrows officially became reclamation project Thursday when the Baltimore Orioles bought the young receiver from the Detroit Tigers for $8,000 after the Tigers had drafted Burrows from the Orioles In the first-year player pool during| the winter. SELL IT TOMORROW With low - cost Classified Ads • MM »> Mk, he. TM. W OS. >A K "All these medical shows on TV have knocked out any idea 1 might have had of becoming a nurse!" Learn to swim campaign set for spring vacation The annual Yl^ICA - Redlands^ Daily Facts Learn to Swim Campaign for boys and girls in the elementary grades will be held from April 6th through April lOth in the Y pooL The YMCA has been teaching people how to swim for" more than 160 years and once again this spring vacation the experienced Y leaders will teach the boys and girls. The learners should finish the course started on the right road to l>ecommg a proficient swimmer. The course is open to any boy or girl eight years of age and older in the elementary grades who cannot swim. (Mdren that can swim are requested not to register for the course. A $1 fee will be charged each fadlvidual for the five lessons and may be applied to regular membership of the Y. Wes Ogle, physical director said. (Hisses for boys will be held in the mommg at 9 a.m. and girls REGISTRATION BUNK I wont fo sign op for the YMCA-RedlonA Doify Focfj leom >o Swim Campaign which runs from April 6 through April 10, 1964. My Nome is ond I om yeors old. My address Is Phone number I am now o member of the YMCA.. I am not a member so I am enefosing $ My son or daughter has my permission to participate in the learn-fo-Swim Campaign. courses will be m the afternoon. A parents and friends night wiU be held on April 13th at 7 p.m. to allow the boys and girls to demonstrate their new skills. Information and registration Porent or Guardian blanks have been distributed to the school and are also available at the Y or by clipping the blank out of the Facts. Deadline for entering the course is April 4. L. A. Christmas Invitational and the NCAA windup. Lack of height would wear them down fa a tough conference. . . John Havlicek doesn't get credit for it, yet he's really the man who replaced Bob Cousy in Boston and kept the Celtics champions. Because he's 6-5 and can play up front or backcourt, he's regarded as a swfag man. But Havlicek pofats out he played almost every mmute (he was second only to Bill Russell fa time in scorfag) as a guard Why did he take a shot at pro football fa '62 with the Cleveland Browns (who gave him a bonus)? ... "Because I wasn't sure which sport I'd make it fa best". . . Cleveland's Vic Davalillo was a leading contender for American League Rookie-of-the-Ycar last spring and justified the rat- fag with a .292 bat mark. But Pete Ward of the Chicago White Sox, another outstandfag debu­ tant remembers him m another role. Pete struck out twice agafast Vic's slants in an Inter- Valcry Brumel, the world's greatest high jumper, side-stepped with all the niftfaess of an All-American halfback when Harry Grayson braced him dur- fag his recent U.S. visit about the possibility of conttaufag his higher education at an American school as an exchange student . "East is' East West is West," he countered, "and the best place is home.". . . But Valery does dig EUa Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Connie Francis, and, hold your hats, Elvis presley. He doesn't big the Rus sian national drink. How many times has be tasted vodka? "You can count it on the fingers of one hand.". . . Between you'n'me. the Davis Cup is befag saved from limbo, literally, and not just because the U.S. happened to wfa it back last year. 'The venerable refic had been polished and buffed so much that some of the en- gravfag had rubbed off, and a new polish - free silicone finish was applied to elimfaate the wear and care. . . Mike Donaldson regains his scoring eye By Unittd Press Intamatienal Bad boy Mike Donaldson hat regafaed his scorfag eye and Portland's hopes in the Western Hockey League playoffs are lookfag brighter today. Donaldson's performance during the regular season was. dis- tfaguished only by the fact that he spent 226 mfautes sittfac in the penalty box, more than any other player fa league history. Before Thursday night you would have had to go back to October 16 to find a Portland scoring summary fa which Donaldson was credited with a goal. But Donaldson broke his scoring drought at 4:24 of the first period Thursday night and started the'B'uckaroos to a 5-2 wfa over the San Francisco Seals. That left both Portland and San Francisco with 1-1 records m their best-of-seven first round playoff series. Tom McCarthy added a goal for Portland at 6:22 and fave the Buckaroos a 2-0 lead after the first period. The Seals came back quickly fa the second period and tied the score when Gerry Brisson got two goals fa less than two mfa­ utes. But that ended San Francisco's scoring for the night. McCarthy's second goal of the night when the Seals were short handed fa the second period, put Portland m front to stay. And Art Jones added two third period goals for good measure. All four teams in the WHL playoffs are idle today. The action m the Seals-Buckaroos series shifts Saturday to the San Francisco Cow Palace and will sUy there for the next three games. Denver and Los Angeles resume their series at Denver on Saturday night before travelinf to Los Angeles for three games. Los Angeles holds a 1-0 edge fa that series after scorfag a sur- prisfag 7-3 wm Wednesday night No swim class Sgturday Redlands YMCA classes fa swiramfag instrucUon for 5 to 7 year old boys and girls will not be held tomorow. The class will resume ne.xt Saturday, April 4th. Wes Ogle, physical director said. SIDE GLANCES By Gill Fox Fresno State wins tourney SANTA BARBARA (UPI) — Fresno State College walked away with the Santa Barbara InvitaUonal Baseball Tourney Thursday by defeatfag the University of California at Davit and the University of C^egon to mafatam a perfect 4-0 record. In the first game, Fresno State dumped UC Davis 7-6. In the championship game, Fresno State won 6-4 after scoring two runs fa the lOth inmng when the Oregon rightfielder fell dowo after catchfag a fly ball. In the only other game Thursday—the final day of the three- day tourney—the University of California at Santa Barbara beat Westmont 10-6. 3-J7 "Look, can't you piople come over for a game of bridge? William is on some dreadful kick.about being a non-herol" Oregon crew wins SAN DIEGO (UPI)—The Oregon State College rowfag squads swept aU three divisions of a dual meet against San Diego State Thursday on a 2,000-meter course at Mission Bay. LUBE ROOM By DICK ANDERSON City driving is hard en spark plugs..This lew tpttd, eeld operation permits deposits I* buiM up and lessens effic- «eney. Take your city-drivan frequently to bum off the points. DICK ANDERSON'S MOBfL SERVICE EXPERT LUBRXAIION J BRAKE SERVICE

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