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Breaks the pattern Allen proves bowler con be left-handed and good By BILL McCormiek NEW YORK — (NEA) — Left handed bowlers usually are a menace to traffic on the lanes. They tend to roll wide, sweeping curves that hang precariously on the rim of the left gutter before taking one of three courses. If the bowler is lucky, the ball will trundle back on course, • smack in the pocket between the head and No. 2 pins. More likely the baU wiU drop off into the gutter. Sometimes the worst happens and the ball skips the gutter and lands on adjacent lanes. Billy Men, a 28;year-oId printer from Florida, breaks the pattern. He is the second back to-back winner on the Profes sional Bowlers Association win ter tournament tour. Winning the Sertoma PBA Open in Mo bile and the Greater New Orleans PBA Open in consecutive weeks, Allen duplicated the feat of Dick Weber in 1961. As of the moment, the tall, blond native of Ocoee, near Orlando, is the big money winner of the current tour, with more than $11,000. He has before him the Denver Open April 4, t h e Southern California Open at Costa Mesa April 11 and the j Northern California Open at Lo: di April 18 to further bulge his • purse. i Allen chose his unorthodox , method of rolling deliberately. ' He does everything else right• handed. "When I started, it just BILLY ALLEN "It just f«lt better" felt better to swing the ball with the left arm, so I kept on that way." In most sports, with the pos sible exception of baseball, southpaws usually convert to right-handers. Bob Charles, the master putter from New Zea land and who won the 1963 Bri tish Open, is the only portsid- er who ever gained major golf honors. "They seldom turn leftbanded golfers around in my part of the world," Charles says. "We have plenty of southpaws." Only 4 per cent of American golfers use left • handed clubs, according to Charles Harmon, a professional tournament player. "Most American pros try to convert natural southpaws,' said Harmon in the Ben Hogan Pro Shop which be nms in New York. "ITus is not because you can't get good left-handed clubs, as many suppose. It is primarily because the left band plays such a dominant part in t h e right-hand swing. It leads the club throughout, so this gives a tumed-around southpaw a natural advantage when he plays right-handed." Ben Hogan started as a south paw — the first chib be got hold of was left-handed — but quickly converted to the orthodox manner. The few left-handers to win the U.S. single tennis champion ship since it began in 1881 have been Beals Wright, R.Lindley Murray, Johnny Doeg. Arthur Larsen and the Australians, Neal Fraser and Rod Laver. In boxing, no southpaw has ever won the supreme title, the heavyweight championship, and there are few leftbanded boxers mainly because nobody wants to fight a boxer who "does everything backwards," as they say around the ring. In most sports good lefthand­ ers may be as scarce as 300 games in a senior women's league, but there is always a guy like Billy Allen to prove it can be done. I Trades please Dressen Detroit tries to remedy weakness at second base (EDITOR'S NOTE: This Is th» 15fh of 20 dispatches on tht 1t64 prospects of the major liigu* baseball teams.) By LEO H. PETERSEN UPl Sports Editor LAKELAND, Fla. (UPD-Ifs been 19 years smce the Detroit Tigers have won the American League pennant, largely because of a weakness at second base, and this is the year they think they have corrected that fault. In an off season of major deals, they came up with Jerry Lumpe-from the Kansas City Athletics in an effort to fill the gap. "He'll do the job," says Manager Charlie Dressen confidently. "We like the other players we got in trades, too." They are outfielder Don De meter from the Philadelphia Phillies and pitchers Ed Rakow and Dave Wickersham from the Atlhetics. To get them they gave up pitcher Jim Bunni outfielder Rocky Colavito and catcher Gus Triandos. "We gave up a lot," admits Dressen, "but we think we got more in return." Kansas City and Philadelphia may not agree with that appraisal, but baseball men will. They also feel, however, a championship infield and also come up short in the relief pitching department Dressen insists he's not wor ried about cither one. "Lumpe Is bound to be a big help to Dick McAuliffe at Blades must win Friday to stay in playoffs LOS ANGELES (UPI) - The Los Angeles Blades must beat the Denver Invaders Friday night if they hope to have a fighting chance of winning the Lester Patrick Cup in the West em Hockey League playoffs. Blade coach Alf Pike said Wednesday night his team would have a "hard time of it" if they went back to Denver needing to win both games. The Blades fell to the Invad ers Wednesday night 3-2 as Lou Jankowski, leading score in the regular season, hit for tnv goals. The Denver \^in tied the semi - final plaj-offs at two games e a c h in the best - of- seven series. After tomorow's game, the two teams return to Denver for the final games. In last night's game, the Blades took the lead midway in the opening period on a 10- foot shot by Leo Labine. The Invaders came back five minutes later to tie it up as Tankowski hit his first goal. Denver went ahead early in the second period, but Los Angeles tied it up seven minutes later on a rebound shot by Marc Boileau. short," Dressen claims, "and that's gomg to Ughten up our infield." It will have Norm Cash, who hit 26 home runs with 79 runs batted in, at first base and Don Wert, a gamble at third. Wert came up from SjTacuse last season and hit only .259 in 78 games with the Tigers. But Dressen liked what he saw o£ his potential. If Wert fails to measure up the "ngers could be in trouble for they haven't too much behind him. There's Jake Wood, who for one season looked like he would fill the Tigers* second base gap, and then slumped off and veteran Bubba Phillips, who has been kicking around baseball for 16 years without finding a permanent home. Demeter will be the center fielder with Bill Bruton in left and the meal ticket o£ the Tigers, Al Kaline, in right Demeter hit 22 homers for the Phillies last year and knocked in 83 runs on a baiting average of only .258. Dressen thinks he will better all those marks. For oae thing, Demeter will be an outfielder only and will not have to play third base as he did with the Phillies. Bruton has been patrolling centerfield, but he has slowed up so he is being shifted to left. Kaline, one of the game's super stars, hit .312 last season and wound up with 27 home runs — low for him — and 101 runs batted in, also betow his par. To back them up the Tigers have George Thomas, a disappointment last season after being obtamed from the Los An geles Angels; Willie Horton, who came up late last year after hitting .333 for Knosville and Pumal Goldy, who hit only .261 at S >Tacuse. In Bill Freehan, the Tigers thin 38 women pros tee off in $10,000 open ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) — A wide-open scramble shaped up today as 38 women professional golfers tee off in the $10,000 St. Petersburg Worn en's Open. The only thmg certain about the tourney, is that the record of no defending champion re peating will remain unbroken. Defending champion Mickey Wright, who won last year m a play-off with Marilynn Smith, is not compeUng this year, Miss Wright is being kept out of action with an injured ankle that has been slow to respond to treatment But even without the 196J top money winner, the tourney shapes up as one of the best in the 11-year history of the event All of the others in the top 10 money winners list for last year are here. The women pros will play 72 holes over the par 71, 6.237 yard Sunset Country Club course. A large field of ama teurs will play the first 54 holes with the pros and any amateur within 10 strokes of the leader at that point will play in the final 18-hole round. Tebbetts out for season after heart attack TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI) -Oeve- land Indians Manager Birdie Tebbetts, 54, probably is out for the season as a restilt of a heart attack suffered Wednesday night although he was reported "out of danger" at St Mary's Hos pitaL The mianager's wife, Mary, was told by a hospital spokes man "not to count on his return to work for 6 to 8 months" although cardiology reports were not complete. Tebbett's physician. Dr. Arthur Dudley, said early today that the patient was "in satisfactory condition and out of danger." Consulting cardiologist Dr. Samuel J. Grauman said it would be several days before results of his tests showed how serious the attack was. Cleveland General Manager Gabe Paul said third base Coach George Strickland would be actmg manager for today's game against the San Francisco Giants. Paul and Hoot Evers, vice president and director of play er personnel, heM a pre-dawn meeting then called Strickland and put him in charge of the squad. 'He will manage until we come to a decision on what we are going to do," Paul said. Tebbetts played golf Wednesday afternoon and complained of chest pams after dinner, his wife said. He was rushed to the hospital by ambulance shortly before midnight. Tebbetts spend 14 seasons in the majors as an active player, catching more than 1,000 games and maintaining a .270 batting average. A naUve of New Hampshire, he began his career at New Bedford in 1934 but by 1936 had his first fling at the majors with Detroit Most of his career was spent with Detroit but he al so played for Boston and Cleveland. His managing career began in 1953 with Indianapolis but Sets tourney date MIDL.4ND, Te.\. (UPI)—The first annual Tall City Open invitational golf tournament sanctioned by the Ladies Professional Golfers Association, WiU be held at the Midland Country Chib, Nov. 6-8. they have one of the game's com ing stars. He'll be the first string catcher this year, and not share first base duties, as he did in 1963. H«i Hitting Tool* Freehan hit only .243 in his rookie season with nine home runs and 36 RBls but it's gener ally agreed he has the hitfing tools. Behind him will be Mike Roarkc, whose 1963 average of .318 was decepUve for he played in only 23 games. Even with the addition of Ra kow and Wickersham, there is a big if on the Tiger pitchmg staff—relief hurling aside. The question mark is Frank Lary, who used to be an even money bet to win 20 games or more, Lary, who has looked better this ^spring than at any time since he came down with arm trouble in 1962, won only four games and lost nine with the Tigers last year. That leaves for starters Ra k-ow (9>-10), Hank Aguirre, (14-15), Phil Regan (15-9) and SUckey LoUch (5-9). Wickersham (12-15) wanU to be a starter but Dressen is thinking of him in terms of relief, putting him in the bullpen with Terry Fox (8-6), Fred Gladding (1-1) and rookie Pete Craig, up from the minors where he won eight and lost six with Duluth and Knox\ille. The only trouble with that array is that all are right band­ ers. Dumas hopes to make team INGLEWOOD (UPI) - Char ley Dumas, gold medal winner for the U.S. in the high jump at the 1956 Olympic games in Australia, said Wednesday night he plans a comeback and hopes to make this year's Olympic team. Dumas, 27, took first place in the Melbourne Olympics with a leap of 6 feet, 11 Vi inches. He also made the Olympic team in 1960 and finished sixth at Rome with 6 feet, 71% inches. He said he will compete Saturday for the Southern California Stridors in a meet against Arizona State University. His best mark in practice during recent weeks was 6 feet, 9% inches. year later he was at Cincinnati, He spent 1961-62 with Milwaukee and came to the Indians during the 1962 World Series. Juan Pizarro signs with White Sox SARASOTA, Fla. (UPI) Juan Pizarro, "the Chicago White Sox' wandering pitcher, is in camp today, signed, sealed and delivered — just one month after the White Sox pitchers were supposed to re [port. Pizarro arrived in Sarasota Wednesday and agreed to a 20 per cent raise over his 1963 salary, givmg him about $25,000. Actually Pizarro was "only" 16 days late, since the White Sox management had extended his reporting date to March 15 because he hurled more than 100 innings last winter in the Puerto Rican League. The White Sox gave no indications that Pizarro would be penalized for his tardmess and Juan was scheduled to work out today. NBA Standings Playoff Standings Eist*m Division Finals (Best of Seven) L Boston 1 Cincinnati 0 Wettem Division Finals (Best of Seven) St Louis 1 San Francisco 0 Wednesday's Reiuitt St Louis 116 San Francisco 111 (Only games scheduled) Food Factory The cow probably is the world's most efficient food fac tory. Its milk provides high quality protein, calcium and vitamins A, B and G. MORE ACTION THAN THE FIGHT R9dlands Daily facts T1iir$,ApriU19«4 -13 Liston company silent on report PHILADELPHIA (UPI) - Inter-Continental Promotions Inc., the corporation set up for for- 'mer heavyweight champion jSoony Liston, would neither confirm nor deny today a report that it may be reorganized. The Philadelphia Inquirer said in a front page story that .negotiations are underway in [nearby Chester, Pa., to reorganize the firm which was the subject of hearings by the Senate antitrust and monopoly subcommittee in Washington. Garland D. (Bill) Cherry, the company's attorney, refused to comment on the Inquirer story at this time. He said that "when all the facts and figures are in, we will release it to the public in a press conference and also the future of Inter- Continental Promotions." Chester concessionaires Bob and James Nilon now own 45 per cent of the corporation, Liston has 22 ^2 per cent, and Sam jMargolis, Yeadon, Pa., vending [machine company operator described as a close friend of Liston, also has 22 ^3 per cent. Cherry and Salvatore J. Avena Camden, N.J., attorney, each have five per cent of the stock. Margolis told the Senate subcommittee he was given the stock for bringing Liston and the Nilons together. Boxing investigation shows little By OSCAR FRALEY UPI Sports Writer MIAMI (UPI) — Sen. PhiUp [A . Hart, the Michigan Democrat who headed the Washing,ton investigation into the Sonny I Liston-Cassius Clay fistic farce, has to be credited today with the pugiUsUc understatement of the year. The money machinations which went on behind the , scenes aren't too amazing be- I cause the boxing tiger seldom changes bis stripes. But after .hearing President Ed Lassman I of the World Bo.xing Association admit he knew two Runyon- esque genUemen who were on the spot it drew a significant [remark from the senator. WBA and state commission regulation of "Uie game," the senator asserted, has not been an "astonishing success." This investigation, like the [previous Kefauver sideshow, is [expected to produce just about the same results. Namely nothing. One reason is that the Senate is boxing a civil rights issue and the politicos are anxious to get home and do some politicking. But certainly Lassman, a Mi- lami Beach sandwich man, jproved once again that there is an awful lot of ham on rye I even outside the nation's Capi toL This is the same Lassman who wanted to strip gaseous Cassius of his world heavyweight tiUe until he reformed. There could be only two rca- [sons for such an inane act. The first would be because yon Cassius has a big mouth. The second would be because he is an admitted Black Muslim. Now I'U have to admit tiiat Old Fearless thmks Cassius is [a cheese champion, whether on white or rye. I was not one of those who applauded him as 'the greatest." So that he I would stay for his post-fight in terview the night Liston had sit ting sickness. For all of me ha could have walked right then, and still been walking. But I didn't think it made Lassman a gladitorial genius when he mouthed that nonsense about stripping Clay of the ti- tie. If just being mouthy is a [cause of deportation I'd have [been in Tibet long ago. And even the Black Muslims have to be part of the world which the championship represents. Some day the Senate may find time to appomt a federal [boxing commissioner, which is .the only sensible ans^ver. But [then what will we do for laughs? SIDE GLANCES By Gill Fox Boxing Writers ask for national commissioner NEW YORK (UPI) — The Bo.xing Writers' .\ssociation (BWA) added its voice today to the chorus asking for a nation al boxing commissioner. Barney Nagler of the New York Morning Telegraph, pres ident of tiie BWA, telegraphed a "commissioner" resolution to Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., in Washington, D. C. Senator Hart is chairman of Senate's sub - committee on anti-trust and monopoly, which has been holding hearings re cenUy on the sport. The resolution, voted unanimously at Wednesday's BWA luncheon, assured the senator Uiat tiie BWA was wholeheartedly behind his committee's effort to get "BiU S. 1474" enacted into legislation. That bill, drawn up by the late Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee when he was head of Senator Hart's sub • committee, was designed priiparily "to curb monopolistic contirol of professional boxing and to es tablish within the Department of Justice the office of the na tional boxing commissioner." BiU S. 1474 was introduced into the Senate by Sen. Kefau ver on March 29, 1961. It was read twice and then referred to the judiciary committee, where it still remams. "Mist Brentwell, has anyone ever told you you'd look good «n a paperback?" Celtics host Royals in KBA playoff Yanks Blanchard lauds Howard as best there is FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (UPI)—Johnny Blanchard gazed out the Yankees' dugout toward the batting cage, studied the man who will keep him sitting on the bench most of this year and said quieUy: "Thank God he's on my side." He was looking at and talking about Elston Howard, the American League's most valuable player in 1963 and the player primarily responsible for the fact Blanchard appeared in only 76 games last season. Praises Elsten "Hell, I can't carry his mitt," Blanchard said, without the least bit of resentment. "I'm not half the catcher he is. He's the best there is around. I hope nothing ever happens to him. I mean that sincerely. 'You can't throw a ball by Howard. If he can touch it, he'll get it. He can hit, he can move and he is as smart as they come. It's a pleasure to watch him play. He deserved the MVP award going away." All ball players hate to sit on the bench and Blanchard is no exception. With Yogi B^rra moved up to manager, Blanchard is supposed to be in line to do more catching. But he's not so sure that will be the case. May Pliy Outfield 'My status hasn't really changed," he said. "They say that I'm going to be strictly a catcher from now on. For years though, I've been used as a catcher, outfielder and first baseman. "I still think they'll send me out to the outfield if either Mickey (ManUe) or Roger (Maris) gets hurt. I hope neither of them do get hurt, but I'm ready to play anywhere they can use me." Taking a realistic look at the general Yankee picture, the 29- year-old Blanchard realizes he will always play second fiddle as long as Howard is around. That fact doesn't particularly dismay him. He's had tougher obstacles to overcome in the past. "This isn't the roughest situation I ever faced in baseball," he said. "I remember when I was with Denver m 1959 and I looked up at the Yankees and wondered who I would have to beat out. You know who were in front of me? Only Berra and Howard, that's all. "You might say there were two MVP's ahead of me then. Now there's only one. I've moved up a notch." Redlands Y. swimmers in final practice Redlands YMCA boys swimming team will resume practice this evening at 6 p.m. m a final practice session before meeting Riverside YMCA, Saturday, April 4Ui, 12:30 p.m. at Cutter Pool in Riverside. Riverside YMCA, the stirong- est opponent in the Eastern division is undefeated in the Prep and Junior divisions. Saturdays meeting will decide the eastern division champion in the Prep division. A win in the Junior division will throw the league in a three-way tie for first place between Riverside, F o n- tana and redlands. Redlands is the tmdisputed champion m the Midget division and the intermediate division. Following are the Redlands YMCA standings in the eastern division. Midget 4 -0-0; Prep 4 -0^); Junior 3-1-0; Intermediates 4 -0-0. BOSTON (UPI) — The Bos ton Celtics may in truth be "too old" to win anoUier National Basketball Association crown, but advancing years have done nothing to hmder their bird dog style when prize money is mentioned. The Celtics host Cincinnati's injury-wracked Royals at Boston Garden tonight in the second of their best • of - seven series for NBA Eastern Division supremacy. And Boston carries into the match a one - game advantage from a 16 - pomt series - opening victory on Tuesday night The oddity is tiiat the Celtics, six • time playoff champions in the past seven seasons, had grave difficulty with this same Cincinnati club during regular season. The Royals scored 7-5 edge in games between the two clubs before pbyo^ began. 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