Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on June 15, 1960 · Page 21
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 21

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, June 15, 1960
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 1960 ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH Jake LaMotta Admits Fixing Bout Big Blowup Expected In Hearing WASHINGTON If — Senate investigators calted a self-styled underworld money lender from a prison (Ml to teMify in today Its hearing* on High level scan- als in professional boxing. From the volubjfe convict, Irving Mishel, they sought inside information about money deals in the promotion; of bouts. As a witness before the Senate rackets committed last year, Mishel told a detattan story of loaning "many, many millions" at usurious interest tates as a sort of unofficial banker for New York underworld .figures. Serving Setteuce He is serving It to 20 years in Clinton State Prison at Dannemora, N. Y., tor grand larceny of about $89,000 worth of securities in a omplex money deal. i Just where his testimony might fit into the boxing probe the Senate Antitrust and Monopoly sub committee refused to say in ad vance, except that it would dea with "money transactions in boxing." As the hearings opened Tues day, former middleweight cham pion Jake LaMotta testified he purposely lost a fixed fight in 1947 to Billy Fox. He said he had been offered— and had rejected— offers o: $100,000 each to lose that fight and another the same year to Tony Janiro. He won the bout with Janiro. He agreed to take a dive in the Fox fight, he said, in return for the promise of a shot at the middleweight tile. Despite the agreement, LaMotta testified he had to pay $20,000 to get the bout in which he won the championship nearly 'two years later from Marcel Cerdan. Cerdan's American representatives, Lew Bernstein and Sammy Richman of New York, testified they had/received no money for arranging the bout, and had never heard of any payoff. Fight Investigated The LaMotta-Fox bout, which was stopped by the referee in the fourth round, was investigated both by the New York State Athletic Commission and by the office of the New York Dist. Atty. Frank S. Hogan, Neither the commission 1 nor a> grand jury reported finding anything wrong. A spokesman for Hogan said Tuesday night that "now that the statute of limitations has run out, Mr. LaMotta is saying what he refused to say, at the time." LaMotta conceded he lied during the earlier investigations. PUNCH TESTIMONY WASHINGTON — These are candid shots of Former Middleweight Champion Jake La Motta as he testified Wednesday before the* Senate Monopoly Committee. La Motta told senators he was offered $100,000 bribes to throw two fights but rejected the cash. He testified he did agree to throw a 1947 bout with Billy Fox on a guarantee he would get a shot at the middleweight title. (AP Wlrephoto.) Pirates Whip Giants, But Cards in Light By ED WLKS faftoriatrd Press Sport* Writer Thr Pittsburgh Pirates have a two-Romp load after getting past San Franrisoo In t h c opener of a three-game scries, but right- handrr Larry Jackson and the surging St. Louis Cardinals are stealing thr spotlight In th Na- flonal League pennant race. Four unearned runs gave the Pirates a 6-3 decision over the second - place Giants Tuesday night while the Cardinals backed Jackson with home runs for his eighth straight victory In a 6-3 decision over Cincinnati. It gave Jackson 9-5 a tie with Pittsburgh's Vem Law as the major's top winning pitcher, and Yankees Making Climb To Top After Victory League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American tongue Batting based on 100 or more at bats — Runnels, Boston, .377; Marts. New York, .341. Runs Mantle, New York. j moved the Cards past the Redsj 45; Marts, New York. 37. Runs batted In — Marts, New York, 45: Hansen, Baltimore, 41. Hits — Runnels, Boston, 72; Minoso, Chicago, 63. Doubles — Lollar, Chicago and Skowron. New York, 16; Allison, Washington, 14. Triples — Fox. Chicago, 6; Aparicio, Chicago and Becquer, Washington, 4. Home runs — Marts, New York, 18; Lemon, Washington, 16. into fourth place. Stolen bases — Apnricio, Chi- icago; 15; Minoso. Chicago and The Chicago Cubs defeated |piersall, Cleveland. 9. GOLFING NOTES LOCKHAVEN LADIES The Lockhavc-n Ladies featured a hole-in-one contest as the event at the Lockhaven Country Club Tuesday. Winners: 18-hole-First flight — Mrs. George Bassford. Second flight —Mrs. George Pi-out. 9-hole-First flight — Mrs. Ben Vine. Second flight — Mrs. Robert Jourdain. GREATER ALTON WOMEN The Greater Alton Women's Golfing Assn. featured "low gross" as the event during play- day at Rock Spring Golf Course Thursday. Winners: Championship flight—low net —Mrs. Joe Klngery. Low gross —Mrs. Lee Wrest and Mrs. Joe Kingery tie. First flight—low net—Mrs. Claude Huss who also won low gross. Second flight—low net—Mrs. George Sample who also won low gross. Third flight—low net—Mw. Nelson McReynolds who also won low gross. Air of Mystery Still Surrounds Title Bout I third place Milwaukee 3-2 behind a two-hit pitching job by Glen Hobbie. Lust-place Philadelphia defeated Los Angeles 6-5 in 10 innings. Editor's note: Marty Blake, public relations dl. rector for the St. Louts Hawks professional basketball team, is in the East with the Hawks, who' are conducting a rookie school in the Catskill mountains. While there, Blake is covering the training of champion Ingemar Johaiiasson and Floyd Patterson ex. clusively for the Telegraph. Johansson and Patterson will meet for the heavy, weight championship at the Polo Grounds In New York, Jane 20. Blake will also cover the fight for the Telegraph. By MARTY BLAKE GROSSINGER, N. Y.—There still is an air of mystery surrounding the upcoming heavyweight struggle between Ingemar Johansson and the dethroned Floyd Patterson, and the plot thickens with each passing day. Seldom has selecting the winner of a heavyweight joust been so difficult, seldom has the various attributes of the two fighters been questioned with _so much intensity by so many. And, so vociteriously. Much has been exploited, explained, related, touted, regaled and what have you about Ingo's now almost legendary right hand . . the Hammer of Thor, kept conveniently under wraps under the proper moment almost a year ago. Then, the Spendid Swede unleashed this Nordic bolt of terror and the myth of Floyd Patterson, concoct so brilliantly by Svengali, Cus D.Amato, crumbled like so much cheap china. Unknown Talents But, while Ingo has carried the mantle of the heavyweight boss into the lime light (unlike I Patterson who crept, close to oblivion even as the heavy kingpin) there are still those who question his talents. They say, and perhaps rightly so, that. Patterson was, and is, nothing more than a blown up heavyweight. Crafty?—Yes. Cunning? Possibly, A great fighter? No. He was moved up the ladder of fistic fortune by D'Amato, now shuttled to the sidelines but still lurking in the wings. Then, he battered ancient Archie Moore in slumber one quiet night in Chicago and the heavyweight crown was Tiis. Patterson has hand-fed such fistic lumanaries as Pete Rademacher, Brian London and Roy Harris on whom he feasted not too wisely but too well. Rale- macher made his pro deput against Patterson, surprising everyone including himself and D'Amato by actually flooring the champion. He retired 'from the bout shortly afterward London was a willing, ponderous Britisher adept at stopping punches. He stopped a few quickly before the referee halted his buffering. Harris was tall Texan who should have stayed put in his native Cut and Shoot or at least brought a more lethal weapon than his fists. This derelection of duty was fostered upon the goodly citizen of Los Angeles who at latest reports has still not recovered completely. Frankly, Johansson was selected as Patterson's next foe on three counts: (1) Fooeign fighters usually attract good gates in'the heavyweight divisions. (2) A one-round victory over Eddie Machen, a handsome do- nothing from the Californias. (3) A reluctance to meet St. Louis' Sonny Liston, even then recognie/d as perhaps the best heavyweight around. Mystic Power But what of Ingo? He came blithely, proclaiming the im morality of his stout right arm himself describing it as a mystic power that strikes only 'when the iron is hot." His training methods were bl azrre. His roadwork appeared to be contracted for the dance floor at the Copa and his en tourage, including mother brother, sister and his cousins were conspicuous by their presence. Nay, once, did he throw his right hand during his somewhat short practice sessions despite the pleadings of the pro- motor, his handlers, and his cousins, by now increased by more dozens The fight result is past hist ory and Father Time writes that no one has ever regained the "big one" once- it has slip ped. Such as Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis have tried to their anguish. When the two adversaries climb through the ropes at the Polo Grounds, it will be almos a year to the day that Ingo first made believers of those who saw nothing in his mus cular right hand. Patterson is still a blown-u| lightheavyweight As a heavy weight champion Johansson has become an international person ality. As a fighter, his abilities are still bordering the unknown Yesterday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitting — Roger Maris, Yan kees, drove in five runs with a home run, double and single in 6-2 victory over the A's. Pitching — Glen Hobbie, Cubs allowed only two hits, eighth and ninth inning home runs, for 3-2 victory over the Braves. Pitching based on 5 or more decision — Coates. New York, 7-0; B. Daley, Kansas City 8-2. National League i Batting based on 100 or more A two-out error by Willie Mc-| a t bats — Burgess, Pittsburgh, STOP FIGHTING your »torlngwh««l I Ufvsofta* yew wneeb A* tccwimv u • •tuii.of.uwr YOU'D tore yvur tire.... wve yew energy • • • 9*4 pouibry MV« youi We by having yew wheel* precision- aligned en our MW Hunter (ITE-A- UMf...e*tMO»V cfcecki yew tf/e/MMAi vHk beam •! lighn Step in Man fa/ • complete Mwt«r front End Safety Check... tgket only • f«w minutet. OENIHAL TIRC luviei, INC. tnUlWdBeUe DRIVE A BIG BARGAIN Lower-than-erer prices... Ewier-than-ever terms... Better-thai* ever trade*...Immediate delivery on all models, all colon. we (fare* b*f mnm vfcjr VALIANT • Kiaf of the Compacts: f) VatUnt topped Falcon and Coma ia the Mobilgas Economy Run; 2) Valiant took th* tort wen placet in the Dayton* Trials; 3) Valiant offers at no extra cost 101 h.p> inclined engine, alternator electrical system, dual headlamps, electric wiper* Tonhon-AiM Rid* uitued body, automatic choke and safety rim wheek. Covey with the bases loaded set up three unearned runs in t h e second inning for the Pirates. Dick Groat's two-run single capped it and beat Sam Jones 8-5, who lost his first in eight (decisions at Candlestick Park. Bob Friend 8-3 was the winner. Hobbie, a right-hander with an 8-2 lifetime record against Milwaukee, held the Braves hitless for seven innings, then gave up home runs by Del Crandall and Ed Mathews in the eighth and ninth. The Cubs had five hits off loser Bob Buhl 5-3, two of them home runs by Banks and Frank Thomas. A single by Clay Dalrymple scored two runs and won it for the Phils in a three-run 10th off losing reliever Clem Labine 0-1. The Dodgers blew a 3-2 lead In the ninth. Dick Farrell 3-1 won it in relief, getting Norm Larker on a pop up for the final out with the tying run on second after giving up two runs in the Dodger 10th. .363; Clemente, Pittsburgh, .344. Runs — Skinner, an d Hoak, Pittsburgh, 43; Mays, San Francisco, 41. Runs batted in — Banks, Chicago, 49; Qemente, Pittsburgh, 44. Hits —Groat, Pittsburgh, 76; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 75. Doubles — Groat, Pittsburgh, 15; Robinson, Cincinnati, Bruton, Milwaukee and Cunningham, St. Louis, 14. Triples — Pinson, Cincinnati and Kirkland, San Francisco, 6; Bruton, Milwaukee and Skinner, Pittsburgh, 5. Home runs — Banks, Chicago and Boyer, St. Louis, 17; Aaron, Milwaukee, 13. Stolen bases Mays, San Francisco, 15; Pinion, Cincinnati, 14. Pitching based on 5 or more decisions — Williams, Los Angeles, 5-0; Lay, Pittsburgh, 9-2. Strikeouts — Drysdale. Los Angeles, 104; Friend, Pittsburgh, 82. American faagire Sports By ED WllJiS Associated PIWM Sports Writer Nine years ago Jim Coates signed with the New York Yankees because his mother didn't like the looks of another club's scout. Now, after seven seasons in the minors, he is the hottest pitcher in the majors and has put the Yanks within three percentage points of the American League lead. The lean right-hander put away a 7-0 record and his llth con secutive victory over a year's span Tuesday night as the third-place Yankees won their seventh straight, 8-2 at Kansas City. That gnvc New York the longest streak of the season in the AL while closing in on the front-stumbling Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles. The Orioles edged within one percentage point of the top by handing the Indians a third straight defeat, 7-4, in the opener of a four-game series at j Cleveland. Detroit defeated Boston 2-1 in the only other game played in the AL. Wet grounds at Chicago postponed the White Sox' game with Washington. Roger Maris kept his major lead home run lead with No. 18 and drove in five runs for the Yankees. It was the Yankees' eighth in a row over the A's, sixth this season, and handed Johnny Kucks a 1-1 record. Coates, 27, didn't allow a hit until Dick Williams homered with one out in the fifth. He finished with a six-hitter for a 13-1 major league mark and a perfect record as a starting pitcher. A four-run eighth-inning — which took an hour and 42 minutes to play because of rain- did it for the Orioles. Al Pilar- cik's squeeze bunt scored the clincher and Gene WoodUng then capped the rally with a two-run single. Gary Bell 6-5 was the loser. Milt Pappas 4-5 won it, but needed relief help from Jerry Walker. END OP The Southwestern Cortfetenci Basketball race is going to be pretty tame next season. Joe Lucco, veteran Edwardsville cage coach, has accepted the assistant principal's position at Edwardsville High School and will give up all coaching duties. He will retain the athletic directorship. Lucco has been a member of the Edwardsville staff since 1944 where at one time or another he has coached every varsity sport Including football. He left some of his greatest marks In basketball. Three of his teams, 1951-'54-'56 participated in the State Tournament at Champaign. His 19M-M squad made It all the way to the final Sports Editor Suggests Cards Trade Musial ST. LOUIS /P— The Post- Dispatch suggested Wednesday that Stan Musial, expected to wind up his illustrious career on the St. Louis Cardinals' bench, would be willing to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sports Editor Bob Broeg, writ ing in his column, indicated that Musial liked the idea of winding up his career with a wnner. He is a veteran of 19 major league campaigns, all with the Cardinals. Broeg said the Pirates would have a better chance of winning their first pennant since 1927 if they acquired the $80,000 star. Musial comes from Do nora, Pa., not far from Pittsburgh. Commenting on Broeg's col j iimn, General Manager Bing Devine of the Cardinals said: "as far as I'm concerned, on and off the field Musial has been, is and always will be a Cardinal. When he is no longer an act ive player we've always assumed he'll be an important member of the Cardinal organization. The possibility of a trade for Musial never came to my mind.' Loom mike* to drop 0tt of In . , A few weeks ago, ARon CMOt Shefrtll Hanks accepted * ptei* tton as athletic director WkTbto- ketbalt coach at Quincy Riff A School. The cage battles the part y*i« have been torrid among the gfcv- en member schools and With Vet* eran coaches like Luceo and Hanks gone, the confeMMfc ;is going to be missing a lot of action. TOP LADY GOLF8B Much of the area's hope for a winner from among the en* trants in the Southwestern part of the state in the Illinois Women's State Amateur Tournament will rest upon a quiet young woman. Miss Doris Phillips, Belleville, who carries'a one handicap, Is a very modest person who likes to play golf. She is a very unusual person, never talks about her self but of others who she considers good golfers. In addition to being • fine golfer, she also has a private pilot's license and flies her families four • place Stinson for relaxation. She recently . flew her father, Gerald Phillips, a Belleville electrical contractor, to Bull Shoals, Ark. Although she has never won a title in the state tourney she reached the semi-finals a couple of years ago and was co-medal- ist with Mariam Bailey of Palatine in 1957. Miss Phillips has been in amateur golf for about six years and has played in the Florida circuit. 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