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Reno, Nevada
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Tuesday, April 23, 1957
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STUFF * if * * by T Y C O B B Federal Government Seeks to Dissolve I. B.C. - _ * ' ^ ^ « « ^ ·· mm m v · Reno is picked for the 1957 California Lea'gue pennant by Sid Hosking, veteran Visalia sports editor who has been covering the Cal loop for many years. He figures that the new limit of two vets per team will help the Silver Sox, who have been generally younger than the competing clubs. Hosking looks for Stockton to finish second, Modesto third, Visalia fourth, followed in order by Bakersfield, Salinas, Fresno and San Jose. If any fans want to send a telegram wishing manager Ray Perry and his Reno Silver Sox good luck for the 1957 season, which opens tonight in Bakersfield: they're stay"ne at the Padre Hotel in Bakersfield. Two more "old-timers" have been signed for the California League, giving the circuit what may be its most experienced staff of arbiters in its 16-year history. Eddie Mulligan has lined up Murl "Dutch" Prather, who was umpire-in-chief in the Evangeline League last season Prather, a ballplayer himsetf for 24 years, was with Sacramento Solons in 1937 during his many stops in the minors. William Lynch, who umpired in the Southern Association (Class AA) last year, also signed a California League contract. This pair replaces Bob St. Glair, who is returning to college at San Diego, and Earl Lennon, who was purchased by the Pacific Coast League. Reno High School's Dick Trachok, a youthful veteran in the coaching business, has been honored by selection on the faculty'! of the fourth annual University of Utah football coaches' clinic which will be held in Salt Lake Citv Friday and Saturday. The Utes picked a good man to represent the high school_ division, because Trachok's Huskies have won six titles in eight years, and have an amazing record of 56 wins 16 losses, two ties. ' In addition to Dick Trachok, the Utah c'linic staff of lecturers will include Jack Curtice, the Utes' head coach and athletic director; Karl Schleckman, Pete Carlston Pres Summerhays, Andy Everest, Snowy Simpson, Dr.' Reed Clegg, Walt Deland, and Ned Alger. All Nevadans should be interested in a book just off the press, The Magnificent Rube," which is the most complete biography of the late Tex Rickard, greatest fight promoter ol them all. Charles Samuels authors the 300-page edition, published by (54.50) McGraw-Hill Book Company, and has quite a presentation of the gaudy career of the Texas cowboy who got his start in the mining camps of Nevada It presents interesting accounts of the Klondike gold rush in which are several mentions of the late Key Pittman, later U. S Senator from .Nevada. Much of the book tells about the adventures of Tex Rickard at Goldfield more than a half-century ago, when he operated the roaring K^fi 0 ^.??!,?"TM^^ the Gans-Nelson world it. The background details of . . , --idmg, and the early accounts [include some familiar names, such as George GJ or. RO, r.-" lard ' s ^tel purchase in Ely and his venture at Jack Joh PreC( ^ ed anot . her famous f te ht Promotion the oViir\ Vun4-M rm. T n i Urlu il 63. Vy \V61gilt CnEItlplOT!- ship battle. The skull-duggery behind this bout, which took months of public pressure on Jeff to come out of retirement 5 oSlS bV th the « St °/ y ° f ^ fight ^/chased out V^ZgSR; n ' ght int ° Ren °' S ^ St. Louis Hawks to Appear At Sportswriters Session Members of the Si. Lou H a w k s professional basketba team will be introduced at today meeting of the Sierra Nevada Sportswriters and Broadcaster Association, scheduled for noon i the Skyroom of the Mapes Hote Playing manager Alex Hannum and several others on the NBj Western Eivision championshi team will be available for a ques tion-answer period. The Hawk will stage a high school clini Wednesday afternoon in the Um versity of Nevada gym and tha night will play the basketbal team from the San Francisc 49ers pro football club in a chil dren's ward benefit game in th Nevada gym. Routine business scheduled fo today's session of the newspaper radio-TV sports reporters include election of the Athlete of the Month for March. Nomination have been received for Jimmj Olivas, boxing coach of the Uni versity of Nevada; Jim Lyon, Ne vada shot put ace; Nevada boxer Sammy Marias; and skier Ronni Rau of Verdi. Sahara Cup OK'd By Boat Group LAS VEGAS, April 22. (IP) -The American Power Boat Assn. has granted official sanction for the second annual Sahara Cup races for the world's fastest boats on Lake Mead October 12-13. The nation's top hydroplanes and drivers are expected to compete _ in the race, which probably will ' be conducted over a three-mile course instead of last year's 2.5 mile course. Lew Hoad Recovered NEW YORK, April 22. (IPi -Lew Hoad of Australia, world's top amateur tennis player, said today his injured back now is "as good as gold" and that he has no plans to turn professional. Don't Neglect Slipping FALSE TEETH Do false teeth drop, slip or wobble ·hen you talk, eat, laugh or sneeze? Don't be annoyed and embarrassed or such handicaps. FASTEETH, an ·ikallne (non-acid) powder to sprinkle on your plates, keeps false teeth more nnnly set. Gives confident feel- lac of wcurtty and added comfort. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or f eel- inc. Gtt FASTEETH today at aoj arm eounMr. ^^ The Dutch treat luncheon (Continental buffet, $1.75 a plate) is open to representatives of sports groups in the Sierra Nevada region. -*-Husky Trackmen Suspended Prior To Dual Action Track teams of Reno and Sparks high schools will hook up this afternoon in their traditional dual meet. · Slated at Foster Field, just behind Reno High School, the meet will start shortly after 3:30 p.m. The same teams met recently along with Lassen High of Susanville, in a tri-way meet. Reno won that one, and' then last weekend showed depth in repeating its championship of the annual Susanville 20-30 invita- Top Officials Of Ring Group Asked to Quit Counter-Proposals Seek to Retain Promotions · By ROBERT EVANS United Press Staff Correspondent NEW YORK, April 22. (U.R)_ The U. S. government, pressing its monopoly charges against the International Boxing Club, asked Judge Sylvester J. Ryan today to direct, the complete dissolution of the vast promotional empire controlled by Jim Norris and Arthur M. Wirtz. The · government's proposed judgment also asked that the court order Norris and Wirtz, president and vice president of the IBC of New York and Chicago, to dispose of their stock in the Madison Square Garden Corp. within six months. In counter-proposals submitted by the defendants, the IBC offered to relinquish its domination of the boxing game so that it might be permitted to remain in the promotional business. The IBC concessions included the abandonment of its long-practiced "exclusive" contracts with boxers, fight arenas, subsidiary promoters and television, radio, and motion picture films. The government initiated its case on March 17, 1952, charging that the IBC had been monopolizing the promotion of championship fights in violation of the anti-trust laws. The IBC companies of New York and Illinois, Norris, Wirtz and the Garden corporation were named as defendants. A nine-day lion-jury trial was held during April and May of 1956 at which time witnesses representing both sides were heard. Judge Ryan ruled last February 8 that the IBC was guilty and gave both sides a specified period to file proposed decrees for remedying the monopolistic conditions of boxing. The proposals by tha government and the defendants were filed formally today. Judge Ryan set May 20 to hear oral arguments by both parties. After that he will study the case for an indefinite period before issuing a final judgment In his final judgment, Ryan can decide to accept today's proposals by either side, or decree a compromise between the two. In any case, the IBC is not restrained from promoting the May 1 Gene Fullmer-Sugar Ray Robinson middleweight title fight at Chicago, or any other championship bout it has planned prior to the final judgment. The government proposals, submitted by William Elkins, Special assistant U. S. attorney, asked principally that: The defendants dissolve the International Boxing Clubs of Illinois, New York, Michigan and Missouri in accordance with the corporate laws of the respective stales; Norris, Wirtz Out Norris and Wirtz resign as officers and/or directors in the Madison Square Garden corporation within 30 days, and sell all their stock in the corporation within six months (if the stock cannot be sold within that period, the court will act as trustee for the sale of the stock "at a fair and reasonable price"); In the event that Norris and Wirtz promote any matches after dissolving the present corporations, they shall not be permitted to sign exclusive contracts for television, radio or motion picture rights, or dictate the disposition of such rights. Among the proposals filed by Littler in Third Straight Tourney of Champs Victory Three-Way Tie for Second Three Strokes off Win By HAL WOOD United Press Sports Writer LAS VEGAS, April 22. (UP)-Gene Littler, playin on his favorite course, beat back the challenge of Die Mayer in a great down-the-stretch birdie duel to win th $40,000 Tournament of Champions Sunday for the thir consecutive time. Victory not only brought Littler $10,000 cash fin, prize again, but paid off for singer Frankie Laine, who pu Chaser! him in rhp Palfiitta nnnl :!_ chased him in the Calcutta pool, for another $95,000 gross. Laine, who has owned Littler all three years, now has netted approximately $190,000 in the three tournaments. Littler, matching birdies with Mayer all through the last 18 holes, posted a 72-hole score of LAS VEGAS, April 22. (UP)-- Final results and money winnings In the $40,000 Tournament of Champions (played at Desert Inn County Club course, par 36-35--72) : 71-28 V 8 NEVADA STATE JOURNA SPORTS ·Reno, Nev., April 23, '57--1 Latr ° be ' Pa " 72 ' 73 ' 74 · T - 7fl - tional. Missing today will be two Reno regulars, s t a t e ^ u » champion Tom dark and high hurdles veteran Jim Atcheson, who have been dropped from the squad for disciplinary reasons, it las .been announced by coach Bob Foard of the Huskies. The meet today will be a tune- up for both Reno and Sparks which will enter the annual Yer- ngton Relays next Saturday. Cal Aide Resigns For Prep Position BERKELEY, Calif., April 22. OJ.R)--University of California as- istant football coach Dan Leahy oday upped and quit, saying he was returning to his old post as ead coach of a Nebraska prep chool. I.B.C. attorneys, the Norris-Wirtz combine agreed to refrain from signing contracts which tie up a fighter to them exclusively. However, they proposed that they be permitted to sign fighters for a single championship match and have the right to promote a return bout between the same fighters. The defendants also proposed that they be permitted to promote bouts under either the I.B.C. of either Illinois or New York, abandoning the other. Other proposals by the I.B.C. would permit them to promote not more than two championship bouts within a period of 12 consecutive m o n t h s . The I.B.C. agreed to retain from signing exclusive TV-radio-motion picture rights and offered its books' to inspection by the government, provided that the Department of Justice refrain from divulging this information. 285 compared^ with 289 for Mayer. The medal cards Sunday were 70 for Littler and 72 for Mayer. Actually, Mayer ended in a three-way tie for sixth place as he folded on the last few holes after climbing to within one stroke of Littler on the 10th. Veteran Jimmy Demaret and youngsters Dow Finsterwald, Billy Maxwell and Bill Casper were tied for second with 288 totals -- Maxwell shooting a three- under-par 69 Sunday. Littler had started the day with a one-stroke lead over Don January and a two-stroke advantage over Mayer, with whom he was paired at the end of nine holes Sunday, Gene and Dick each had one-under-par 35s. And on the 10th, Mayer pulled to within a single stroke of Littler by knocking in a birdie putt. But Gene, who never has played a poor round of golf here, came right back with a, birdie to go two strobes up and from there Mayer ran himself out of contention. Littler hit every green on the back nine in regulation figures, except the 501-yard 15th, a par five, where he got on in two shots and got a birdie with two putts. Together, the two men had six birdies -- but Mayer had too many bogies to catch the flying San Diegan. Tied for sixth with Mayer were January, who had a 73 Sunday, and veteran Ed Furgol. /Way back, seven strokes behind the winner, came Doug Ford and Johnny Palmer, each with 292 scores, Ford getting a 69 Sunday against a 73 for Johnny. · The 293 totals included Dr. Gary Middlecoff, Peter Thomson and Fred Hawkins, while Jay Hebert, who started the tournament by taking a fat 83 on a horrendous 11 on the eighth hole, came back with a 68 for a 293 total. Four Men Share Reno Golf Win In Easter Pla i Kickers' Tourney Begins Season At Washoe Four members of tlie Ren Golf Club shared first-pla honors Sunday as the tourn; ment season got un3er way off daily at the Washoe County go course. Romeo Capriotti. D Louis Lombards, Dr. Rober Crosby and G e o r g e Redica netted 76s Sunday to divide th laurels in the RGC's Easte Kickers' Tournament. The play was a blind-boge affair, with each contestant nam ing his own handicap for th day, figuring to finish b'etwee 70 and 80 in net scores. Hos professional Peter Marich picke the winning number--76--afte all hands were on the course. Sunday's f o u r co-chambion each received a $10 merchandis order as payment for their cor rect handicapping ability. Nine other members of th Reno Golf Club, among the 4 who teed off in the match, firt ished only one stroke off th winning number. Splitting run ner-up honors on the low sid at 75 were Bob Stampfli, Mack, M. Bishop and Dr. . Over half the high school boys n the country and one-third of he high school girls have part time work, according to the'In- ititute of Life Insurance. Scott, while the "high side' runners-up at 77 were Leo Gins burg, Jr., Bob Huggard, B. Bon ner, Ken Dolan and Frank Peter en. Next tournament action for the Rena Men's Golf Club wil be a flag tournament, schedulec for next Sunday on the Washoe County links. Bob Haynes and Bob Huggard are co-chairmen of the club's tournament committee 76--Romcto Capriotti. 89-13; Dr Louis Lombard!, 84-8: Dr, Robert Crosby, 84.8 George Beilican, 804. 75 --Bob Stampfll, 92-17; Dr Mack 95-20; M. Bishop, 89-14; Dr. Art Scott 92-17. 77--Leo Olnsburg, Jr.. 102-25; Bob Huggard, II7JO; B. Bonner, 84-7; Ke Dolan. 87-10; Prank Petersen. 85-8 74--Ben Curtln, 86-12; Lowel! Evans 8642; Dr. Maclean, 89-15; Gene Hawkes 77-3. 78--Walt Ryals. 85-7; W. Wells. 93-15; Or. Smerctaa, 90-12; John McGulre J4-6. 73--Orren Meeks, 78-5; P. Steward 85-12; Dr. Wlnltow, 88-15. ^ .,, 10930 . 8ft--Ed Mays, 87-7; Prank Morrlll, 16 71--George Sargent. 87-16; J Watso 88-17; Von'Smith. 71-0 70--Lynn Hall, S5 15 83--Frank Garske. 103-20. 8*--B. M. ZZlmmerman, 102-18 65--Art Sauber, 82-17 DNF--R. Wilson. The present number of dairy cows on farms in the United States is the smallest in two decades, but milk production is at an all-time high. HAWKS ARRIVE IN RENO First of the Western NBA champion St. Louis Hawks to arrive m Reno were greeted yesterday by Mert Wertheimer of the Riverside Hotel, where the profssional basktball stars will stay during their Reno visit. Wertheimer (center) is shown here with all-pro center Bob Pettit (left) and St. Louis player-manager Alex Hannum. The Hawks will stage a high school cage clinic at the University of Nevada tomorrow afternoon, and tomorrow evening will play an exhibition game against a reinforced San Francisco 49ers basketball team in the Nevada gym. The game will benefit the children's wards at Washoe Medical Center and St. Mary's Hospital in Reno. (Chamber of Commerce photo) Sports Calendar TUESDAY Track and field--Reno \s. Sparks ual meet. Poster Field, Reno, 4 p m Meetings--Sierra Nevada Sportswrlt- rs and Broadcasters Association, Sky- oom, Mapes Hotel ($1.75 Dutch treat) 2 noon; American Legion Junior Base- lall, Moana Hall, 7.30 p m.; Sportsmen, Ig game season discussion, state ulldlng Auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Golf -- Paschal-Tlde Tournament, athollc :30 a m. Clergy. W a s h o e course. WEDNESDAY Pettit Wins Hickok Ballot In March Vote NEW YORK. April 22. U.P.) Bob Pettit, St. basketball star, Louis edged Hawk: Gordie Basketball--St. Louts Hawks (NBA f K v » Western division champions) clinic. | t h e Year race Howe of the Detroit Red Wings hockey team by two points todaj to win the March poll in the Hickok "Professional Athlete of nlverslty ol Nevada gym, 2 p.m.; e Ibltlon game. University of Nevad gym, 8 p.m. Baseball--Portola at HOBO. Fost leld. 4 p.m; Gorman at Needles Golf--Oregon State College at Un ersity of Nevada, Washoe County BO ourse. FRIDAY Baseball -- Sparis at Carson at anogue at Fallon; Hawthorne a ovelock; Tahoe Ttuckee at Yerlugton ortola at Herlong; Chester at La n; Greenville at Qulncr; College c le Pacific at Dnlverslty of Nevad hrelkel's Park (two games) 1 p m . Tennis--University of Nevada. Chic ate, Humboldt State, Cal Aggies, a ilco. SATURDAY Track and field--Yerington 20-30 H ys, 10 a.m.; San Francisco State b nlverslty of Nevada, 1 p.m.; Basic In tatlonal, Henderson. Baseball -- Fallon at Reno. Foste eld, 2 p.m.. Carson City at Taho rruckee: Hawthorne at Manogue, Ren dustrlal League field. Idlewlld Park p.m.; Yerington at Lovelock; Un rslty of Nevada at Sacramento Stat wo games). Golf--Northern California Interco fiate matches Santa Cruz, CaUf. Tennis--University of Nevada Hum Idt State, Chlco State, Cal Aggies Chlco. hamp Greyhound Retired From Races AGUA CALIENTE, Max., Apri . OB -- Ed Willard, owner o dy Ann, holder of the world 1 cord of 137 victories in grey mnd racing competition, dis osed today that his fame ampion is being forced into tirement because of a leg iury. QUICKIES IN ELKO Good 1-slory brick building with full basement, which home. STAGE COACH INN, raitaurant, banqutl room, dance space, | org . bar. Hat 28 rooms upstairs. All cquipmant and leasts 90 with building. A good money-maker. Price: $8090,000, depending on dawn payment. Excellent terms. EARL R..GREEN 312 Henderson Bank BUg. T.I.:1123or451-Elko CANCEL MEET SANTA BARBARA, April 22. (IB--The 19th annual Santa Barbara Kaster relays scheduled for S a t u r d a y were cancelled because of rain, event officials announced. FREE TV in our rooms at the HOTEL CALIFORNIAN WWNTOWN W.WMIBICE * Opootlta AliNnts tut Timinil * ««W Nnt Door * ShtBS * TMitni * COFFEE SHOP DUO SHU. FAMILY PLAN *C50 "tctonnf.rriill.rii Min M O W the grwlest mm* in VODKA' SO and 100 Proof. Dlst. from (riln. Ste.-Plern Smirnoff Fit.(Olv. cf HeuMiln), Hirtford, Cong. By Ken Reynoldi 4-22 T. N. itf. tr.s. ftt. aff. "Forgot to hove that garage in the Gazette-Journal Want _ Ad§ fix th« brakes, I s««l" _ _ The nation's Sportswriters anc sportscasters select each month's outstanding athlete, and then at the end of the year choose one of the 12 as the "Athlete of the Year" to get the S10.000 diamond- studded belt, middleweight Gene Fullmer and welterweight champ Carmen Basilic won the first two monthly polls. Pettit's margin over Howe was the narrowest in several years of the poll, 101 points to 99. He got 24 first-place votes to 10 for Howe in voting in which three points are given for first, two for second and one for third. Other point totals: Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics, 51; Lou Campi, Bowling, 46; William Hartack, Hockey, 45. SAVITT VICTOR DALLAS, Tex., April 22. (IB-Dick Savitt of New York, the defending champion, defeated Sammy Giammalva of the University of Texas, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in the.sin- jcles Saturday at the llth annual 3allas Country Club Invitational tL-nnis tournament St. Louis Hawks Arrive in Reno For Cage Action NBA West Champs Luncheon Guests At Noon Today Playing coach Alex Hannum, all-American center Bob Pettit and Med Park, defensive star of the St. Louis Hawks, reached Reno yesterday afternoon for their clinic and game Wednesday at the University of Nevada. The Balance of the westein division NBA champions got in about midnight. All will be guests of the Sierra Nevada Sportwriters and Broadcasters Association and the Reno Chamber of Commerce at luncheon in Hie Mapes Hotel at noon today. Joe Arenas. Gordy Saltau, Bob St. Clair, Bill Wilson and possibly Y. A. Tittle and Bill Conner, of the San Francisco 49ers will arrive in Reno Wednesday eve.n- ng about 6 o'clock. Art Brnten, director of athletics at the "University of N'e- vada, was enthusiastic last night as postcards kept pouring in from coaches of Nevada and eastern California high schools, otating they were coming to Reno for Wednesday afternoon's clinir and expected to remain over for the game between the Hanks and the 49ers. Members of SI. Mary's Guild and the Washoe Medical Center Women's League were busy placing tickets for the game, not only in Reno and Sparks but also in neighboring communties, as the demand for tickets increased as the day of the game got closer. No more than the capacity of the gymnasium will be sold, and everyone having a ticket is sure of getting a seat for the game. The public will not be admitted to the clinic and only basketball players accompanied by their coach can get into the gym Wednesday afternoon. The Hawks will not want for entertainment while they are here. They will be the guests of the Riverside, the Mapes, Harolds Club, the Golden, the Cal-Neva at various functions and the wives pf the players will be entertained by members of St. Mary's Guild and the Washoe Medical Center Women's League. Clock Shipped The "24-second" electric timer for the game was shipped via Western Air Line from Minneapolis. The clock, a very sensitive one, was handed to the stewardess in Minneapolis and will be delivered by her personally to Oak Smith, Reno manager of the air line, to assure its safe deliven. Programs will be prepared tomorrow and will be ready for Wednesday evening's game. The basketball donated by the Sportsman to be autographed by every member of the St. Louis Hawks will be given to some fortunate ligh school basketball player between halves of the evening game. Tickets may be ordered by ielephone by calling the Reno Chamber of Commerce, and may e purchased at many stores in Reno and Sparks. 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