Shows he likes money Mays ignites Giants in 10-8 triumph By UniM Prtts IntcmaKenal Watch wondrous WiUie. He's playing for his $105,000. Willie — Mays, of coitfse — is the barometer for the San Francisco Giants, and right now Willie is hot So are the Giants. Mays shouldered much of the blame for the Giants' failure to repeat as the National League champions last season. He remembers how he slugged 10 home runs in the first month of the Giants' championship year, in 1962, then slumped to a .232 batting average and only four homers in the first 30 days of the '63 season. Willie's slump, along with his teammates', prompted Chub Feeney, the Giants vice presi dent, to moan: 'Tve never seen so many guys play like they didn't care about money." Well, Willie does. And he's out to prove he deserves his six - figure salary. Hits Third Homer The Giants' centerfielder hammered his third home run in two days Wednesday night to ignite a 10 - run Giant spree which carried San Francisco to a 10-8 triumph over Milwaukee. Ma.vs has driven in sbc runs, scored three and all of his hits have been for the circuit in the Giants first two victories. Milwauke, down 10-1 afteri four innings, threw a scare into the Giants with the aid of homa runs from former team- mats Ed Bailey and Eddie Ma thews. Loser Bob SadowsM and rookie Larry Kelley were the victims of the 10 - run fourth, which included five walks and l<vo wild pitches. Former Brave Bob Shaw shut the door on a final Milwaukee rally in th ninth to protect the win for starter Jack Sanford. Ken Boyer and Bob Gibson led the St Louis Cardinals to a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers; Philadelphia whipped the New York Mets, 4-1, and Pittsburgh outlasted the Chicago Cubs, 5-4, in 12 innings. Houston was idle and Cincinnati dropped a 4-3 verdict to its San Diego farm club of the Pacific Coast League in an exhibition game on the West Coast Senators Nip Angels Bill Skowron's homer helped the Washington Senators to a 6-4 decision over the Los Angeles Angels in the only American League game. The Yan- kes' opener at New York with Boston was postponed for the second straight day because of rain and the other six teams were not scheduled. Boyer's bases-loaded single in the eighth inning started a five- run Cardinal uprising against loser Don Drysdale in Los Ang eles. Gibson, who went the route allowing nine hits, started the rally with a single. Rookie Johnny Lewis, Curt Flood and Tim McCarver followed with run - producing singles. Frank Howard of the Dodgers slugged bis second homer in two nights in the ninth. The Phils sent the Mefs down to their second straight defeat at Pliiladelphia with three unearned runs in the eighth. Tony Gonzalez accoonted for all three with a home run after first baseman Tim Harkness had committed a two-out error. Jim Sunning, the ex-Detroit Tiger making his first start ic- the National League, was the winner and Tracy Stallard was the loser. Both went the distance. Reliever Don Elston walked Bill Virdon with the bases load ed and two out in the 12th to hand the Pirates a victory at Pittsburgh. The walk followed two intentional passes after Bob Bailey, who had three hits, singled, was sacrificed to second and went to third on loser Elston's wild pitch. Ernie Banks had provided the Cubs with a 4-1 lead going into the ninth on a three - nu blast, but the Pirates tied it, primarily on pinchhitter Smokey Burgess* two-run single. The sixth Pittsburgh pitcher Roy Face, who lost the opener, won in relief. Skowron's poke started a six- run Senator rally in the second inning at Washington. Winner Bennie Daniels, Don Bias- ingame and Chuck Einton contributed run - scoring hits off loser Barry Latman. Jim Fregosi connected for the .Angels. Yanks will win for him Yogi is their buddy By OSCAR FRALEY UPl Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) - The smile was gone and Yogi Berra worried a big brown cigar •tuffed into the center of his mouth. It made him look a bit like Ralph Houk, the man he succeeded as manager of the New York Yankees, both of them being short and solid. Only Houk was different He favored brown suits most of the time and after the war years he put in the Rangers the major always wore a cloak of placidity. Berra was dressed in .blue. His irritation was obvious as he jittered from one foot to another. "I gave up cigarettes during Lent and haven't gone back to them," Yogi said around the cigar. "Nervous? Yeah, a little." he admitted. "I just wanna get the show on the road." He prowled the almost empty dressing room after the players had run a few laps, loosened up their arms and straggled away one by one. Yogi didn't sit in the swivel chair in the manager's office. He paced the roomy locker room in which, until this year he always was the center of the jokes and the laughter. Two Games Postponed The Yanks hadn't played a same yet because the opener was postponed twice and his actions seemed to say that he hadn't earned the little side room with the swivel chair. "Whitey Ford still pitches the opener," he said. "Jeez ain't this rain ever gonna let up? TWO AGAINST THE HOUSE AHARRLO, Tex. (UPI) - It was two against the house in a poker game Wednesday. Two bandits broke into a house where a five-handed game was in progress, scooped up $420 in cash and some checks fiom the pot and faded. It's sure gonna foul up my.ro tation." The cigar went back into the scowling mouth, squarely in the middle, and came out again as Berra frowned at the question of shortstop Tony Kubek's fitness. "It's a pulled back muscle," he said. "High up." "It's called myosititis," a bystander vohmteered. "It's a what?" Berra demanded. The guy said it again and edged away as if he thought the guy was pulling his leg. "No wonder it hurts him." Yogi stopped momentarily in front of his old locker, drawn there almost by habit Only now another's gear hung on the hooks. He started toward the little office but then switched Attendance up opening day By United Press International Attendance for the first full day of the 1964 major league baseball season increased by an average of more than 5,000 persons per game over the 1963 figures. Last season nine games were played in both leagues on the first fun day compared to seven Tuesday. Total attendance for the' seven games was 222,854. Last sea son it was 234,647 but two more games were included in that figure. The National League drew 140,738 Tuesday and the American League 82,166 for only three games. Average attendance Tuesday was 31,835 compared to 26,067 in 1963. It might have been much higher Tuesday, but the Boston - New York game was postponed until today due to rain. The two largest crowds Tuesday were in Los Angeles, 50,451 and San Francisco, 42,894. The largest American League gathering was in Detroit, 35,733. By Kate Osann •Vt « mix and match outfit I can mix th* ddrtvrith CiMn** swestsr and match tha bipfuaa with ^ . Tnidyaaladtar his route and passed around the room, as if checking that everybody's gear was in place. Worrits About Start Berra could have been the awkward kid with the big bat who came to the Yankees so many years ago and had such a difficult time learning to catch. There were times they called him a clown and, as he contemplated a new career with the Yankees, the firetfiil waiting had to provoke thoughts of possible disaster. Yet there is a big plus sign gomg for him. Houk was friendly with his players but he wasn't their pi. Berra is and, while you give your best as a Yankee or you don't stay long on the premises, they figure to put out a little bit extra for Yogi. Mickey Mantle, the last man on the field, summed it up best after delightedly throwing a few knuckle balls which the batboy couldn't catch. "Shucks," ManOe ribbed so that Yogi could hear it, "we'll win despite him." Spealdng for the whole club, he meant they'd win because of him. Yogi is their buddy and they want him to feel at home sitting in that swivel chair in the little side office. BATTER UP - Redlands High Terrier outfielder Gary Crowther is ready to unleash a drive with the hickory for coach Joe DeMaggio's RHS nine during a recent Citrus Belt League game. Redlands will host Fontana tomorrow at 3 p. m. on the Terrier diamond in a league game. (Photo by E. J. Franken) Warriors can take St. Louis, Hannum says SAN FRANCISCO (UPI)-"If we play our kind of a game, we can take St Louis right off the Ifloor." Thus did Alex Hannum, coach of the San Francisco Warriors, size up tonight's climactic NBA [Western Division game against the St Louis Hawks. The winner captures the best of seven series, nurently tied at three games apiece, and faces the mightly Boston Celtics this Saturday in the opener of another best of seven game playoff for the NBA me. 'Home court advantage doesn't mean much now," Hannum said of the Cow Palace hardwood. "Physically we are in the best shape we've been in the past two months. We can take St Louis right off the floor if we play our kind of a game. And we intend to do it." Last Sunday, the Warriors were somewhat removed from the court themselves in St Louis where the Hawks banded them a 123-95 smasher to square the playoff. This followed a 121-97 pounding which they had absorbed from the Warriors at the Cow Palace on Friday. Money definitely is an object] in this basketball World Series. The Western Division playoff winner gets $12,500 to split up; while the losers collect $10,000. Then the winner of the series with the Celtics pulls down $25,^ 000 in prize money while the runners-up divide ^7,000. Boston handled the Cincinnati Royals in five games of their Eastern Division playoff and has been resting since last Friday while the Hawks and Warriors took turns sandbagging' each other. Don't adopt wildlife babies State warns It's spring again, and with a new crop of wildlife "babes in the woods" roaming the woods, hills and other natural surroundings, the Department of Fish and Game today repeated its annual warning to leave the baby animals alone. DFG wardens have reported several cases recently where well-meaning persons, out enjoying the spring weather, have come upon fawns apparently abandoned in the forest and have taken them home to keep as pets. This delicate young creatures, however, require expert care and feeding, and they usuaBy «cken and die when taken away from their mothers and their natural environment Please remember, says the DFG, although you may think a fawn is wandering alone in the woods, the chances are its mother is watching anxiously nearby, rehctant to come out into the open when people are around. Not only is it bad judgment to tamper with these attractive wildlife babies, says the DFG, it is also unlawful to possess a spotted fawn at any time. NOTICE OF DISSOI-mON OT PAKTNEURir HoOee ii berdiy strai ihat the putnenhip bcrctofore m^iHng between TnakUn B. Ver Steec and B. £. Bortozi tukder the firm name of Fmklitt'i Cense and doins buxl- aess at 500 Oranse Stieet, Bedlands. CooBtr of Saa Beniaidlso, State of CalUornia. has tfaie date been dissolved by raotsal eaoaent: that R. E. Horton hai ictlred from uld firm and buainea. and TTMokitn B. Veri Steec wiU continue tlie bnilnea at the wme place and under the tame firm name, and that the eald Trank- Un B. Ver Steec is herebr auttor. ized to eonect, neetre and tceetpt tar aU mooie* do* said builaen, and to djicbaxie aU oblifations ot taid paitaenhip and to perform an of its onexecuted oosiacta. Sated^ Aptil 14th. 1964. S. E. BOKTON, TBANKLm B. VEH STEBS. He found the combination won $63J21 HALLANDALE, Fla. UPI)— Vincent Palmisano, a former publicity man, said his good luck started when he found piece of paper on the floor with the numbers 3, 7, 8 and 1 on it The payoff came Wednesday when Palmisano collected $63,721 in cash as the lone winner of Gulfstream Park's twin double. The winning combmation of numbers was the ones on the piece of paper, Palmisano said. Unshaven and coatless, the 50-year-oId North Miami resident was fuU of smiles when he walked off with his winnings in cash. It was the fourth largest pari- mutuel payoff of the Florida season. Palmisano is a former publicity man for a Miami Beach moteL He said he is taking over management of a restaurant next week and needed the financial boost Palmisano said it was in the restaurant that he picked up the piece of paper with the winning combination on it The horses Palmisano picked were Swift Stream in the fifth race at $14.40, Brillians Needle at $5.80 in the sixth, GaUant Chief 2nd in the eight at $20.40, and Belfast a $47.00 winner, in the ninth. It was Belfast which figured in a $77,040.60 doable earlier in the season. There also have been twin doubles paying $84,- U4.20 and $8U80 at Gulfstream during the season. DESERT STUDY STANFORD, Calif. (UPI) — Thirty-one years of study of 119,370 square miles of desert in four U.S. states and Mexico is represented in "Vegetation and Flora of the Sonoran Desert," 1,740-page, two volume work recently published by Stanford Universi^ Press. The author - surveyors are Stanford Proi Ira L. Wiggins and the late Dr. Forrest Shreve of the Carnegie Institution's Desert Laboratory. SEE & TRY RCA COLOR TELEVISION Autherixed RCA Sale* A Service SOSOraage PY 3-2743 Rookie two hours late, overslept NEW YORK UPI) - Tony Coniglario is one major league rookie who doesn't wish to appear too anxious. The 19-year-old Coniglario, designated as the Boston Red Sox starting centerfielder by Manager Johnny Pesky, showed up two hours late Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, where the Red Sox were scheduled to open the season against the New York Yankees. It seems that Coniglario, at 6-foot-3 a growing boy who needs bis sleep, slept through his room call at a mid - Manhattan hoteL Fortunately — for Coniglario — the game was postponed by rain and wet grounds. Conigliaro's only comment was, "Pesky should fine me a thousand dollars. Can you imagine, if I ever have a son and he said to me: 'Pop tell me about yuor first time in Yankee Stadium' and I have to tell him, 'son, I slept through it'" NOW YOU KNOW By United Prtss Infematlenal The Virgin Islands form' the most easterly U.S. territory in the Western Hemisphere, according to the World Almanac. Hedlands Daily faets Tbun, April 16,196^13 All -American boy Alston excited over Rookie Wes Parker By HARRY GRAYSON NEW YORK — (NEA) — When the Dodgers started training at Vera Beach, Walter Alston felt that the Los Angeles club was in the untenable position of having to defend the world championship with just 21 men. The socialistic first-year bonus rule was making four of the Dodgers' brightest prospects count against the player limit of 25 after the first month of the season. Only one could be returned to the minors as a des ignated player. A player such as Jeff Torborg, the catcher who was ^ven a $70,000 bonus £resh out of Rutgers University, could be claimed by another outfit for $8,000. Manager Alston saw the Dod gers combating the other National League toughie while shy in depth. But that was before Alston saw Wes Parker, a switch- hitting outfielder-first baseman of whom he had never heard. Alston is as conservative as Barry Goldwater. The Solid Man out of Darrtown, Ohio, is the antithesis of his predecessors, Leo Durocher and Charley Dres- 8en,'who see every good-looKng kid in their possession as the neatest thing around. Tommy Davis, for example, wasn't anj outstanding hitter in his^eyes until he had thoroughly demonstrated that he could lead the league. That is the way Alston has been for 11 years, but Wes Parker, a dead linger for the All America Boy, has the ordinarilyj taciturn skipper popping off Bke Lippy Durocher, who is back again as one of his coaches and joins in the chorus. 'Parker has me excited," Alston admitted before the Dod- Wes Fariter gers left Florida. "He was the story of our camp. If I had to have a replacement for Willie Davis in center field, "I wouldn't hesitate to use him. He has the aptitude and desire. He's intelligent eager to learn and catches on quickly. He has asked me more questions than any player ever had. "Parker is the running, hustling type of player the Dodgers like. He's a fine looking hitter ftom either side of the plate and as fast as Maury WiHs." All this after just one season "SCARES At Tri City Bowl; Wednesday Scratch Trio High Game—E. Williams 221, Series — R. White 610. 200 Oub - B. Peters 204, J. Coleman 203, E. WiUiams 221, L. BUey 210, R. White 209, B. Fisher 205, H. Sanders 200. A and P Auto Farts defeated Mikes Barber Shop for first place in the years iMwling 1963 pins to 1610. J. Martinez rolled a 247 game in the roll-off. Final Standings second half— A and P Auto Parts 38-21, Mikes Barber Shop 34-26, Woods Rental 33V4-27W, Team Four 2832, Three Aces 27-31, Team Two KITE TROUBLE ELLISFIELD, England UPI) —Martin Pobjoy, 13, was just flying his kite Wednesday when it suddenly broke free — and caused three fires. The kite's metal frame fell on high - voltage wires, causing fuse boxes to overheat Fires started in a chicken shed, a garage at Martin's home, and in the floor-heating system of a nearby bungalow. Gonzales to return to tourney play LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Richard (Pancho) Gonzales, onetime "king" of professional tennis, is coming out of retirement to resume regular international tournament play. The 36-year-old Gonzales disclosed Wednesday that he would end his three - year retirement and begin tournament play by the middle of next month. of organized ball and a whirl in the Arizona Instructional League.'Parker — 24. 6-1, 180 — is extraordinary in present- day basebalL He was not given a bonus and his father, a building development man in the Los Angeles area, is wealthy. Parker, ^ blond with a big neck, went to Claremont College in Southern California, where he quarterbacked the football team until someone warned him against the risk of injury. He was ineligible for baseball when he transferred to the University of Southern California in his senior year. Chuck Dressen, then coachmg the Dodgers, knew Parker's father. Dressen guided the youngster throughout his Little League, American Legion and college career. Parker hit .303 for Santa Barbara in the Class C California League .350 when moved up to Albuquerque in AA. Parker, in the mold of Tommy Henrich, is gracefully fast If he can be faulted, it is hij arm, which is average. He prefers the outfield to first base. His father is a tournament bridge player and the boy is good enough to be one himself. He is so good indeed that Don Drysdale already has claimed lum as his partner. That's acceptance, too. Yorty hopes to keep Angels in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (UPI)-Mayor Samuel Yorty said he wants to meet with Los Angeles Angels president Bob Reynolds when he returns to town in hopes of keeping the American League club in Los Angeles. The city of Anaheim in neighboring Orange County has made offers to the Angels, who are dissatisfied with their arrangement at Dodger Stadium, to build a $20 million stadium by the start of the 1966 season if the Angels would enter into a longtime lease. Named to teom BUFFALO, N.Y. 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