Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California on April 14, 1964 · Page 11
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Redlands Daily Facts from Redlands, California · Page 11

Publication:
Location:
Redlands, California
Issue Date:
Tuesday, April 14, 1964
Page:
Page 11
Start Free Trial
Cancel

Technically speaJdng, the activities of CoL John Glenn of the Marine Corps don't belong in sports, even if he broke all American records for spinning around the world and was weightkss longer than a filibuster. A faU in the bathtub isn't sport, any more than Cassius X stumbling over a bunch of Mocks, all of them mental. Ihe closest Glenn came to qualifying for our group was sitting on a bench in Wooster, Ohio, about 20 years ago, which proved only that more than 11 men went out for football at the College of Wooster. However, Glenn's aborted flirtation with Ohio politicsj closely paralleled that of another old Marine whose office is just up the street in the KLM Building at 49th street and Fifth avenue. And Joe Foss is in sport, up to his $36 million collar. When Joe got out of the service, they wanted him to run for the Senate, too. . Foss. the great Marine flying ace of World War II who downed 26 Japanese planes confirmed (plus, in his own words, "M smokers"), is the commissioner of the American Football League and in a three^iay pe riod last January negotiat^l the five year television contract which made his league as ^re spectable as first class airfare. . Joe hasn't done much strenuous physical activity since he schussed off a bam top in his native South DakoU in 1954 and landed on bis head with nothing more than a cow in attendance. He was, before war service, a 165-pound varsity tackle at the University of South Dakota. When he first heard that Glenn was thinking of politics, Joe shook his thick curly mop (fertilized, says the local South Bakota gag, by what awaited him at the end of his ski run) and said, "I wish I could sit down with ol' John and tell him a thing or two." Because Joe had been all through it himself, the war hero who was a cinch to enthrall the voting public — all he had to do was kiss babies and wear his Congressional Medal of H o n o r where everybody could see it. He was elected to the state leg islature in 1948 and for two terms as' governor of South [Dakota. He also lost a gubema tonal primary and was defeated for C^gress. From experience, he knows what Glenn, whom he first met in the Marines, is missing. Joe didn't exactly push for a political career afier World War U, although he was approached to run for the Senate. He had a flying business in his native Sioux Falls when his name was one of 17 entered in a primary for the state legislature. •Politics." he scoffed, "iti seemed like a real dull subject I spent exactly $25 on the campaign, the cost of a picture of myself to put on posters." He won and caught the bug. In 1950, he announced he was nmning for governor. "The roof fell in," he reminis ced. "You just don't do this. It's like goujg through a field of! mines. You got to know where the booby traps are. That's what I wanted to tell Glenn. 'They cut me to pieces in editorials across the state: 'Where does that Joe get off? Just be cause he shot down some Jap planes, what's he know about being governor?' "I was beaten in the primary because there was a fellow in the western part of the state who was stronger than horse radish. So I went back to the legislature and I learned. I did my homework. I ran again two years later and when they asked the same question I answered, 'I never heard of any body being bom governor.' " Just like nobody is bom a war hero.' Palmer yoults into first in money derby DUNEDIN, Fla. (UPI) — Arnold Palmer-vaulted into first place in pro golfs money-win -i mng derby on the strength of his victory in the Masters. Palmer's first triumph of the year was worth $20,000, raising his 1964 earnings to §33,488.75, according to figures released Mcmday by the Professional (Jolfers' Association. Jack Nicklaus was second with earnings of $30,150 and Dave Marr moved into third place with a bankroll of $19, 369.49. Nicklaus and Marr earned $10,000 each in the Mas ters when they tied for second place. Mason Rudolph held fourth place with $16,847.32 and Bill (^sper Jr. followed with $15,475. Finley agrees fo remove new 'Pennant Porch' KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) Charles 0. Finley. oiwier of the Kansas City Athletics, once again bowed to baseball's brass. This time he agreed to demolish his newly constructed "Pennant Porch." Finley, the subject of controversy over the Kansas City Stadium lease, aroused the ire of baseball officials when he constructed his "Pennant Porch" and brought the right field fence inward to the 296- foot mark. But baseball Commissioner Ford Frick and Joe Cronin, president of the American League, told the Athletics' owner that his right field porch in the municipal stadium violated baseball rules. Ydiowhorse dies P.4WNEE, Okla. (UPI) — Funeral 5er\-ices were held Monday for Moses Yellowhorse, 66, the first fuUblooded Indian to pitch in the major leagues. Yellowhorse, \\bo died in a hosi- tal here last Saturday, pitched for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1921-2. Reluctantly, the fiery owner removed the fence, and at the same time said constmction would begin immediately on a KC One-Half Pennant Porch." Finley. in yielding to the latest demands of baseball's top brass, said he had done so because "the great respect and admu-ation I've always had for the offices of the commissioner of baseball and the president of the American League." However, he called the order grossly unfair" and pomted out that the Y'ankees were placed at an advantage. He said he could not understand how the rules could per mit the Yankees "to enjoy and benefit tremendously from foul Unes of 296 feet (right field) and 301 feet (left field)," while other clubs must operate under an absolute minimum of 325 feet foul lines. He offered the record book as proof. Finley said during the past 28 years, in which time the Yankees took 23 pennants, they have -posted a 1,459-707 record at Yankee SUdium, and a 2,143 1,345 homerun advantage over the opposition. LOS ANGELES (UPI) — UCLA's retiring tirack an field coach, Elrin (Ducky) Drake, today held the Jesse Mortensen memorial award for his contributions to the sport. The award in memory of the late University of SouUiem California coach was presented Monday to Drake, who is scheduled to retire at the end of this season, at the Southern California Track and Field Writers and Coaches Association luncheon. The association also honored Bmce Bess of USC as track athlete of the week for his all- time best mile agamst Stanford Saturday of 4:03.2. Trojan freshman pole vaulter Bill Fosdick was also cited for clearing 15-feet-6 Saturday, coming within two inches of the national frosh record and setting first-year record for USC. BEITE By JULIUS BOROS ^UiToPEN CHAMPION 25-LONG IRONS Newspaper Enterprist Assn. By long irons, we refer to tile No. 1, 2 and 3. Take a few practice swings with any of these. You will discover the swmg is a litUemore upright than with a wood, yet is not quite as upright as with the medium or short irons. The shorter shaft will cause you to swing this way automatically. (3lose the stance somewhat. Draw j-our right foot back about an inch from the intended line of flight. By closing the stance slightly you will gala a longer backs^^ing and j-ou can generate more power. Since you are swinging with a longer-shafted club in a more upright arc. the ball will need to be moved forward from your short iron position until it is approximately an inch behind where you had it for your driver. There is a slight difference in the downswmg with your woods. With the Koods you employed more of a sweeping motion — especially with the driver. However, the long irons, must be swung lo bit somewhat^ more down and through the baU. For those who want to try a No. 1 iron a lot of practice is recommended. It has the advantage of. accuracy over a wood and also is handy if you want to keep a ]ang shot low into ih« wind. SWING is a little more iip- right ibaa with a wood. jing with the 2 iron until >-ou 'get satisfactory results. There lis a definite place for it. The 3 will undoubtedly be your fa\-orite iron. The extra [loft helps you get the ball up. It's all right to make it your pet hig iron because confidence in a club is a great thing. , (rram ttw book. ~Far GoU or 8«t- to th* witui *>T JuUa Bora*. CoprrKht fa; 1 Strongly recommend work -t ^S^^^ Dodgers, Angels series may be obondoned LOS ANGELES (UPI) -The Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost boUi games of their weekend city series to the Angels, may may bow out of the series next year. Dodger general manager Buzzie Bavasi said. The Angels have made it five - in-a-row over the Dodgers m the city rivalry, but Bavasi said it was not chagrin but transportation problems which might cause the world cham pion Dodgers to abandon the series next year. He said the only reason the two teams might not meet next year was that the Dodgers open their 1965 season against the Mets in New York and it "would cost us about $16,000 to fly the team in from Florida and then right back fo New York just for two games with the Angels." Bavasi added that there is no chance the series would be dropped permanenUy. Drake wins Mortensen track award Stengel's team leads in player transfers By United Press Intematienil The New York Mets earned one distinction before launching what shapes up as anoUier sea son of frustration in the Na tional League. Casey Stengel's men topped the majors ia player transfers today as teams in both leagues trimmed their rosters to the 28- man opening day limit. Shuffled oU to Buffalo by tiie Mets were pitchers Mike Joyce and Grover Powell and catcher Choo-Choo. Coleman. Southpaws Ron Locke and Steve Dillon were recalled from the same International League chib and [right-hander Carlton Willey was placed ou the 30-day disabled list. Willey had hoped to be the Mets' openmg pitcher against Uie Philadelphia Phillies tonight However, those dreams were shattered two weeks ago when his jaw was fractured by a line drive during an exhibition game. The San Francisco Giants had a change of heart when they signed veteran southpaw Billy Pierce as a free agent. Released by the Giants at the nd of the 1963 season. Pierce rejoined the club this spring on a look-see basis. Manager Alvin Dark apparenUy wasn't too dis couraged by Billy's ERA of 9.58 for 10 innings of work in exhibition games. The Chicago IVhite Sox op tioned pitcher Dave DeBus- schere to their Indianapolis farm in the Pacific Coast League. A bonus player from the University of Debroit. where he also starred in basketball, OeBusschere had a 3-4 record with the White Sox last season. Other roster changes by clubs: Cincinnati Beds: Signed relief pitcher Jim Dickson and returned mfielder Steve Boros fo San Diego of the PCL. Philadelphia Phillies: Op tioned pitcher Paul Brown to LitUe Rock of the IL and placed pitcher Cal McLish on their disabled list. Cleveland Indians: Optioned outfielder Chico Salmon to PorUand of the PCL. ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY Redlands Daily facts TuesJkprill4J964-ll 29 top goffers qualify for tourney of champs Mets sell Duke Snider to Giants NEW YORK (UPI)—The New York Mets today sold veteran outfieldor Duke Snider to the San Francisco Giants for an un disclosed amount of cash. No other players were involved. Snider, now 37, a resident of Fallbrook, came to the Mets last year from the Los Angeles Dodgers. In one season with the Mets, he appeared in 129 games, many of them as pinch-hitter, and batted .243. However, the gray - haired southpaw swinger rates as one of the top all-time home run hitters still active in the game. His 14 homers last year gave him a career total of 403. CURTAIN GOING UP ON SPOTLIGHT COLORS: VANGARD SPORT SHIRT 6596 DACRON*-35% COTTON by VAN HEU3EN' Take the finest wash and wear fabric: 65% Dacron and 35% cotton. Now add the kind of tailoring touches Van Het^en is famous for. Top it off with an cxdtlng color concept: Spotiight Colon in a wide range of solid shades. Now jou have the Vangand Solid Sports Shirt SgOO Dress Shirts in White and Colors Short Sleeve $5 Long Sleeve $5.95 The Men's Store 107 Onn^ Sfreet LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) Twenty-nine of the nation's top golfers have qualified for the $65,000 invitational Tournament of Champions, ixr be played April 30-May 3. Arnold Palmer, winner of the Masters' Tourney last weekend, heads the field with fiveqaali tying victories. Of the 43 quali fying tournaments, 21 were won by seven men. Other multiple winners who became eligible for the Touma ment of Champions were Jack Nicklaus, the defendmg champion, and Juh'us Boros, each with four wins; Tony Lema, Mason Rudolph and Juan Rodriguez, who each won a pair. The total of 29 qualifiers ties the record set in 1962 but only 28 actually started that year because Jackie Burke withdrew. It was not yet certain whether Head for Africa NEW YORK (UPI) — Three offlcials and six athletes left Monday night for a series of track clinics and demonstrations in five African nations. The State Deartment is co- sonsormg the tour. the illness of Frank Beard would reduce this year's field to 28, too. However, Beard has sent word from his Louisville, Ky., home that he hopes to resume the golf tour with the Tournament of Champions. In audition to Palmer and Nicklaus, other former tourney wmners to qualify this year included Art Wall and Al Bes- seUnk. ToTmer winners who failed to qualify were Jerry Barber, Stan Leonard, Gene Littler, Mike Souchak and Sam Snead. Field of 10 in feoture LOS ALAMITOS (UPI)-Mirada Jo Bar and Hygro Leo headed a field of 10 quarter- horses in today's feature race at Los Alamitos Race Track. In Monday's featured Hadessah Southland purse. Lassie Bar Lady scored a tluree quarter length victory over Rocket Poise. Flow Anthor was third. Lassie Lady Bar, wiUi jockey James Dreyer aboard, finished the 350 yards in 18 seconds flat and returned $11.80 to win. Angels offer to lease stadium LOS ANGELES (UPI) -The Los Angeles Angels told Anaheim officials Monday that they were prepared to make a firm lease offer on a projected 50,000-seat stadium in that city. In a telegram to Mayor Rex Ci)ons, Angel president Robert 0. Reynolds said, "together, we can look fonvard to an association that will endure through the years, bringing the American League and the Angels...to a permanent home in your city." "The Anaheim City Council had voted last Friday to go ahead with the projected stadium after the Orange County Supervisors withdrew from the plan. Barok given Helms honor LOS ANGELES (UPI)- Allaround gymnast Ron Barak of the University of Southern California was voted Helms AUi- lete of the Month today for carrying his team to a surprise second place in the National Collegiate Gymnastic championships during March. Seals entertain Blades at Cow Palace SAN FRANCISCO (in>I)-The San Francisco Seals entertain the Los Angeles Blades tonight at the Cow Palace in the fourth game of the Western Hockey League finals for the Lester Patrick Cup. Defending champion San Francisco, despite a fourth place finish in the regular season, holds a 2-1 advantage m the best-of-seven series and they could wrap up their second title 'a. as many years with back-to- back wins tonight and Wednesday when the action moves back to the Los Angeles Sports Arena. If the Seals do manage the repeat, it will be only the second time m tije league's 16-year history that a fourth-place finisher skated home with the cup. The Edmonton Flyers did it m 1952-53 with Bud Poile m his njokie coaching season. Poile is now general manager while another rookie pilot Nick Mickos- ki, handles the San Francisco reins. Poile says that the Seals have acUeved their lead without getting much offensive punch from their top scoring Une of Charley Bums, Wayne Connelly and Gerry Brisson. "They're checking well and working hard, but I can't figure out what's keepmg them from scoring in this series. If they get going, we'll be in without any trouble." Instead, if has been Eddie Panagabko who has led the Seals through the playoffs with seven goab and sLx assists. Poile also praised the defensive play of Jean Picard and Larry McNabb. Bums was hobbling on a bad knee Monday, but is expected to play smce he will have lots of time to rest in a few days no matter what happens. As for Los Angeles, coach Alf Pike probably will switch back to rookie net-minder Jack Norris tonight after using him for the first two games and then using Jim McLeod here on Sunday. Norris won, 3-1, and lost, 5-4. McLeod was beaten, 4-2. Blades captain Bob Solinger, who didn't suit up for the first three games, worked out Monday and probably will be used on the power play. .TREASURE HOUSE Your unused fumitm-e or ap. pliances will find a ready mar. ket through Classified Ads. GOODYEAR NATION-WIDE "NO LIHIT'fiUARANTEE No nmit on monthi • No Iknit en mHet • No limit «s to roids • No emit as to speed • For the cnlin lilt of the tread ALL NEW GOODYEAR AUTO TIRES ARE GUARANTEED against defects in worlonansliip and niiterials and normal road hazards, except repairatUe punctures. IF A GOODYEAR TIRE FAILS UNDER THIS GUARANTEE any of more than 80.000 Goodyear dealers in the United States and Canada will malce allowance on a new tire based on onptai tread depth remaining and oinent "Goodyear Prist." NEW INSTANT CREDIT for holders of Charge-A-Plates and National Credit Cards.No MoneyDownl,. Ask aboat FREE lO-Foint Safety.Checkl

What members have found on this page

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free