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r> c o F « THE ARIZONAREPUBLIC ports Friday, April 4, 1969 Page 31 Davis exits Akron field ^ MONEYBAGS JOE — Joe Namath, bearded quarterback of the New York Jets, sits with check for $1,788,500 representing net proceeds from public offering of shares in his Broadway AP Wirephoto Joe restaurant chain. In center is Thomas. Marshall, president of the organization; at right, Amos Treat of the fund raising firm. 3 share Greenboro lead Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. - Gene Littler, the year's top money winner; amateur Dale Morey whom he beat for the U.S. Amateur title in 1953; and rank outsider Gordon Jones shot five-under-par 66s yesterday to share the first round lead in the $160,000 Greater Greensboro Open golf tournament. Littler and Jones each scored 32-34 and Morey had 35-31 over the 7,034-yard Sedgefield Country Club course, where .par is 36-35. Jones had to play a qualifying round Wednesday to get into the tournament. Morey, 50-year-old furniture hardware salesman from nearby High Point, knocked in a 30-foot sidehill putt for a birdie on the 15th hole and paired in to gain his tie for the lead. THE THREE leaders were only one stroke ahead of their four closest pursuers. PGA champion Julius Boros made the runnerup foursome by finishing eagle-birdie-bogey-eagle as he played the front nine last under the two-tee system in use. Tied with Boros were Tom Weiskopf, back on the tour after six months in the Army; George'Archer, winner here two years ago; and Rod Funseth, who lost a chance to take the lead when he hit into the woods on 15 and wound up with a double bogey six to mar a round of seven birdies in the last 15 holes. FOURTEN MEN followed at 68. They included Bunky Henry, tour rookie who last Sunday took the $40,000 top prize at Miami Fla., and another fledgling pro, Jim Grant, who slipped to 37 after a back nine start of 31. Twenty were tied at 69, including eight-time Greensboro winner Sam Snead. Morey, winner of several amateur and open titles in the Carolines in recent years, had doubted Wednesday he's be able to play because of bursitis in his right elbow. But a doctor administered a shot and he responded with his great round. HE ADMITTED he was "shaky and nervous when I three-putted the first hole," but after that he settled down to make six birdies, four in a stretch from the llth hole through No. 15. Littler, 38-year-old former U.S. Open ane Amateur champion, has won over $54,000 this year including top money at Phoenix in February. ALTHOUGH HE didn't win a tournament last year he picked up $61,000 Celtics eye wrapup tonight in playoffs while the 39-year-old Jones netted $1,890 in a few appearances—195th on the money list. Jones devoted most of last year to a Windemere, Fla., club pro job and his aviation service business, now headquartered in Columbia, S.C. He served in Korea as a Marine captain and it was there his attachment for flying developed. HAD HE putted better he would have had the lead to himself. Both he and Littler made only one bogey, on a three- putt green, and each missed only one green. Jones' longest birdie putts were from 15 to 10 feet as his putter did him in on several occasions/He missed an eagle from eight feet on the sixth hole, a birdie from four feet on the 12th and on four holes missed birdie tries from 10 to 18 feet. On the 495-yard ninth his No. 5 iron second shot left him a 2»/2-footer, which he knocked in for an eagle. Littler, who said he's simply "putting everything together" this year, pointed out, "I've been putting well for the last couple of years and am playing only slightly better right now." Asked to assess his chances in next week's Masters at Augusta, Ga., he answered with a grin, "Right now I'm interested in one tournament — Greensboro." Associated Press While the New York Knicks revel over their surprising four-game sweep of the Baltimore Bullets, the six other teams still involved in the National Basketball Association playoffs will see action tonight. The Boston Celtics will try to wrap up their Eastern Division series with Philadelphia on the 76ers' court. The Celts lead 3-1 in games and if they win, the first game of the Divisional final with the Knicks will be played in New York Sunday afternoon. IN THE OTHER best-of-seven series, San Francisco will be at Los Angeles and Atlanta at San Diego. The Warriors and Lakers are deadlocked 2-2 while the Hawks leads the Rockets, 2-1. The 76ers, who lost the first three games to Boston, are confident they can prolong the series. Everyone counted us out," said Hal (freer, one of Philadelphia's top scorers. "If we get them in Philly, it will put a little pressure on them. We're definitely going to win this one." Philadelphia is handicapped by the strained tendon in the right knee of Chet Walker, a forward. He is a doubtful starter for the fifth game. LOS ANGELES, which trailed the Warriors 2-0 at one point, now has a decided edge. Two of the next three games, if three are needed, will be played in Los Angeles. In the Lakers' 10348 victory Wednesday night, they ran up a 41-16 lead. "You've got to show them i who's boss," said Laker guard Johnny Egan. "There's a lot of psychology in the first quarter. If you get off to a good start shooting and rebounding, it can go a 'long way." San Diego dropped its first two games to Atlanta, but bounced back to beat the Hawks 104-97 Tuesday night. Hampton Auld 37-35-7 Monty Kaser 35-37-72; _.,„ S ockton 38-34-72; Bob Goalby 36-36-7a; pa ...... 1;. Wllf Homeynlk 37-35-72; Dick Rhyen J7-35-72; Pay* Georae H Martin Re . J7-35-72; 0 v^.;-72; Jim Ha Jim wlech •man .Flyrm echers ioe D U U" ' ~ f -. ir>t-vi -i «/ DODDV >*iv'iwiy Adams 37-35-72; Dou» Ford 37-5s-7! iron" Harris 36- Nlchofs 37- Hardy 39-33- 372; Dow ; Gumlla 27-34-73; Ma WBKtfffi |A| C— [&fe'^°lfe;W ; Randy Gfover 35-38-73; Butch Va ».»«' ^RrisaiV irty p|«sckma.n 37-; Pins «?n»«1 •7 i-lllMJlSli>««,-«, lurl 37-37-74; Lou Graham 39-35-74; Chtrll* Sittprd 3*-3>74j L«« Elder 36-38-74; Bruce Poble 38 Bill Robinson W-38-74; John Levinson 3«-3«-74. X-Amaluer. '68 Firestone champ 31 pins shy of cutoff By HARDY PRICE Republic Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio — "I may go to the Keys and go tarpon fishing fo ra while." Thus spoke Dave Davis, defending champion here at the $100,000 Firestone Tournament of Champions bowling tournament, after he failed to make the cut for the finals. Davis rolled a 24-game qualifying block of 4883, 405 pins off the leader, Dick Weber. He missed the cuty by 31 pins, but still pocketed $1,000. "I DON'T know What's wrong," continued the Phoenix pro, "I just can't knock them (the pins) over. I try to change and I still can't. I try it fast and hard and don't hit the pocket, then I slow down and I still don't hit the target — I guess I just need to get away from it for a while." Davis only went over 200 in four games during the last qualifying, and ended the day with a disastrous 176. WEBER, THE St. Louis pro who has won every major bowling title save this one, continued to click on the lanes. Only once did he dip under the 200 mark yesterday, hitting a 167 on his third game. Moving into second place is the 1967 winner here, and last year's top money winner on the PBA, Jim Stefanich of Joliet, 111. Stefanich made his bid for honors in his final two games, hitting 256 and 258 for a 5224 total. TEMPE'S WAYNE Zahn, another former champ, stayed in the running with a 5089 total good for 10th place. Tucson's Pete Tountas continued his bid for the $25,000 first-place money, making the cut in 14th position. One of the biggest surprises of the tourney came when Teata Semiz of River Edge, N.J., failed to make the finals. Semiz, one of the strong pretourney favorites, floundered to 44th place. DON GLOVER, winner of this year's Valley of the Sun tournament, was the only left-hander to make the 24-man finals. But it took the best eight-game block of the tourney, 1858 — a 232 average — to cut it. Weber is now the odds-on choice to capture his first TofC win, which went into match-game play late last night. Match-game action continues today and tonight with the finals televised live tomorrow afternoon (1:30 to 3 p.m. Phoenix time). ABA might raid NBA for players DALLAS, Tex. (AP) - Max Williams, general manager of Dallas of the American Basketball Association, said yesterday th'a't the organization may decide to raid the older National Basketball Association. He also expressed a belief that the NBA "is tampering signing with the top collegians while they are still in college — and I mean even before their senior years. A lot of other people feel this way also." Williams' statements came in an interview by Jim Brannan of the Dallas Times Heald. Blackie Sherrod, executive sports editor of the Times Herald, said in his column yesterday that "we have to believe Lew Alcindor didn't accept the ABA offer $3.25 million because he couldn't. And the reason he couldn't, was because he had already signed a Milwaukee contract. "There are even some suspicious souls who believe the NBA had Alcindor signed to a contract before his college eligibility was completed, an old trick made popular in the recent pro football war." Williams said in the interview, "There is increased talk about the ABA not getting a fair shake at the college players, so we may have to reconsider the possibility of going stronger after the NBA players." Williams added, "For instance, if New York and the ABA could afford to offer Alcindor $3.25 million, then you can bet they could take that same amount of money and buy a lot of talent away from the NBA." Willie Cothrum, one of the Chaparral owners, said, "1 think we have to reevaluate some of our basic policies about obtaining talent. And I don't think it would be out of place to say one of the areas which might be studied involves the signing of NBA players." is = S BU LLDn Sports Editor \j. Physical fitness byword at YMCA I JIM CHAPEL, WHO directs a staff § of 63 (predominately volunteers) as 1 head of health and phsyical educa- f tion at the downtown YMCA, is a S man on the move. | Those who want to talk with him | usually have to do so on the run. | But Jim, 34, married with two boys, 1 sat down recently and caught his 1 breath long enough to discover "that G it was too comfortable around here. I "This is one of the top Y's in the f country. We have almost every type i of program you can think of. Most | of the ideas I came here with four 1 and a half years ago have been im§ plemented. Everything is running f smoothly. I decided I needed a new | challenge." • HE FOUND ONE in Hollywood, 1 Calif., where he reports to work 1 April 15 to rebuild that Y's physical | education program "almost from the i ground up. I'll be starting again al- ii most from scratch. But it ought to 1 keep me from getting soft." ^ A Tucson High and University of 1 Arizona graduate, Chapel claims "the I Y has been part of my life as long 1 as I can remember. I've had a lot of 1 other opportunities that would have t paid better, but I love this work." | JIM, WHO HAS spent 12 years in Y i work (at Tucson, Santa Monica and 1 Phoenix), figures 75 per cent of his 1 time is taken up with paper work and 1 administrative details, "which I dell test. I get a kick out of working with 1 people — what I call an eyeball-to• eyeball relationship." gg: § Assessing his stewardship, Chapel 1 is proudest of the physical fitness pro- 1 gram because it got the adults of the | community more actively involved I in the Y. "We started out with one class of 10 people," he laughed. "Now 2,200 a month go through our courses. We try to educate people on how to use their leisure time." JIM HAS ONE pel project he hopes to push through before leaving, a $40,000 Tartan track for jogging. He will launch a fund-raising drive next week. He warns that "with the growth of the community, the facilities of the downtown Y are rapidly becoming inadequate. The health club and gym are overcrowded, dressing facilities are cramped, there are still no squash courts, we open at 6:15 a.m. three days a week attempting to accomo- date members, it's nearly impossible to get on the handball courts. We are rapidly outstripping our facilities." CHAPEL ADVISES his successor, Tom Harris of Detroit, "to use the tremendous resources of our people — those volunteers who donate so much of their time to helping others at the Y. "In this job, you can't, begin to do all the things, yourself. You are only a catalyst. "You work with rich, the poor, the bad, the good, the agnostic, the religious. They get together from all walks of life in this laboratory of physical fitness. "OUR PURPOSE IS to leach people to live a little better together, to gain self-confidence, health and appreciation of others. "It doesn't always work. But when it does, there is no greater feeling of satisfaction. That's what I love about this job." IIIEIiil'll'llii'SIB'l': Max Hirsch, noted race trainer, dies Associated Press NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y. - Max Hirsch, famed horse racing trainer who developed three Kentucky Derby winners, died of a heart attack yesterday at Long Island Jewish Hospital. He was 88. He was active to I the end. Heartland, la horse he trained pwned by the King I Ranch and ridden 3y John L. Rotz, i won the feature i race at Aqueduct Wednesday, paying $6.20 for $2. Hirsch was admitted to the hospital only a HIRSCH week ago yesterday. Hirsch's three Derby winners were Bold Venture in 1936, Assault in 1946, and Middleground in 1S50. Assault went on to win racing's Triple Crown — the Preakness and Belmont in addition to the Derby. Other famous race horses Hirsch trained included Grey Lag, Sarazen, Tick On, Vito, Better Self, Dawn Play, Dit, Dispose, High Gun and Buffle. HIRSCH, WHO brushed aside the suggestion of retirement on his 86th birthday, lived in Cottage No. 1 at Belmont Park, where he won many of his most famous racing victories. His faculties were so sharp that he never needed eyeglasses. He rose each day at 4.45 a.m. and by 6 a.m. he was on the track working his horses. Hirsch was born in Fredericksburg, Tex., the youngest of six children, and started his racing career as an exercise boy at the age of 12. At 14 he became a jockey, riding 123 winners in 1,117 races before be became too heavy. IN 1936 HE began training for the King Ranch of Robert Klebert and, at the time of his death, his string numbered 37 horses. Hirsch is survived by the widow, two children, William J. "Buddy" Hirsch, a thoroughbred trainer in California, and Mrs. James Reynolds of Greenwich, Conn. There are nine grandchildren. Ta Wee wins stakes Associated Press Tartan Stable's Ta Wee, rated off the hot early pace set by William S. Farrish Ill's Frances Flower, took command in midstretch and drew out to win the 22nd running of the $28,500 Prioress Stakes yesterday at Aqueduct. The 3-year-old daughter of Intentiona - ly-Aspidistra sped six furlongs in the sizzling time of 1:092-5, fastest ever in the Orioles send three pitchers to minors MIAMI, (AP) - Manager Earl Weaver of the Baltimore Orioles resolved his pitching dilemma yesterday by keeping Dick Hall and sending Marcelino Lopez to the Rochester farm team. To make the 25-man limit, Baltimore also assigned pitchers Larry Miller and Al Severinsen and catcher Vic Roznovsky to Rochester. The 38-year-old Hall is making a comeback bid as a free agent. Released by Philadelphia last October, he was invited to Baltimore's spring camp and pitched 11 scoreless innings for his former teammates. Lopez, 25, allowed five runs in 14 innings. On the Hall-Lopez decision, Weaver was governed by the fact that Lopez remains Baltimore property, and can be recalled in an emergency, whereas Hall would have been free to make a deal for himself with another club. slake, to score by four lengths. Frances Flower finished three lengths ahead of Gustavo Ring's Juliet, who took the show end of the purse by half a length over Mrs. Daniel W. Evans' Merry Mill. Second choice in the betting with the crowd of 30,265, Ta Wee paid $7.80, $4 and $3.20. Frances Flower paid $3.20 and $2.80, and Juliet was $3.80 to show. Irish Rebellion, whose only victory in 1968 was a dead heat for first in Gulf- stream's Pan American Handicap 12 months ago, finally won another race — a dead heat at Gulfstream Park. The 8-5 favorite in the Sword Dancer Purse, Irish Rebellion drew even with Spartanburg two jumps before the finisher but could not pass him. Elogic finished third and Royal Trace was fourth. Irish Rebellion, ridden by Dave Hidalgo, paid $3.20, $3.40 and $2.40. Sparlan- burg, ridden by Robert Gaffglione, paid $4.80, $5.20 and $2.80. Elogic paid $2.3* to show. The time for the 1 1/16 miles on the turf was 1.43 1-5. Both Irish Rebellion and Spartanburg were far back down the backstretch and both made their moves turning for home with Irish Rebellion on the extreme outside and Spartanburg just inside him. Spartanburg, a Inegth in front of Irish Rebellion straightening for home, took Spartanburg, a length in front of Irish Rebellion by IVa lengths 70 yards from the wire, The favorite was gaining with every stride but was unable to get his nose in front when it counted. 1

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