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Sunday, June 27, 1965
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JUDY BARTA AND PARTNER Robot Partners New Tennis Fad BRONXVILLE, N. Y. — (NEA) — For the tennis player who has everything, including money and a poor backhand, a local outfit is manu­ facturing what amounts to the ultimate in athletic automation — mechanical partners. They are ideal for the frustrated net nut; tliey are never late for a match, can't argue about the foul line and, best of all, never win. 700 Shots an Hour One is called the Ball-Boy, a $450 machine which throws balls across the net at the rate of over 700 an hour. The human half of the twosome can regulate it to simulate every shot in the game, from lobs to lacing line drives. The other actually plays the game with its opponent. But it's not as complicated as it sounds and, in fact, oper- Players NEW YORK — (i?)— The victory of singles hitter Gary Player and the collapse of muscle men Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in the National Open last week may have put some brakes on the wild stampede toward power golf. "I learned to hit the ball straight before I learned to hit it far," said Player, the 150-pound South African who whipped another soft-baller, Kel Nagle, in a playoff. "If 1 had to give one piece of advice to the week-end golfer it would be this: "Take it easy—don't try to kill the ball," Player said. Killing the ball—hitting it so hard you can hear it whine —has been the growing tendency in the sport for the last several years, producing what Byron Nelson calls "a new breed of home run hitters." Game Has Changed "It's a different game, said Lord Byron, the pro king of the 1940s. "Nobody worries about style any more. They just get up there and bang the ball. They don't worry about trouble. They don't play for pars. They're always going for birdies." "Big" is the new word for golf. The courses are bigger. The greens are bigger. The checks are bigger. So, reason the tournament players, the drive must be bigger. Palmer attacks the ball with such viciousness that he almost falls off the tee from the force of his follow- through. The 210-pound Nicklaus seems to leave the ground when he tears into one of his 300-yard-plus Women Track Meet Near drive.*!, Chi Chi' Rodriguez, the 126*pdurid bomber, digs his toes into the turf and unwinds like a steel spring. "There has been an evolution in the swing," said Robert Trent Jones, the famous golf course architect out of whose head came the terrifying Bellerive course at St. Louis where the 1965 Open was played. "Bob Jones turned his hips on his back swing and hit the ball crisply," Jones continued. "Fellows such as Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson played well within themselves. The swing has become fuller and freer. Today players hold their right elbow against their sides and reverse their shoulders and hips until they do almost a complete turn. Higher and Farther "They are driving the ball higher and farther than ever before. This has meant golf courses have had to be changed to meet these new conditions. Holes have been lengthened. Greens have been made bigger and tougher through subtle undulations. Falr.way traps have been moved from the 220 to 240 area to 250 and 260 yards out where the big hitters might send the ball. "Courses once measured 6,300 and 6,600 yards and put GARY PLAYER Distance Isn't Everything Harrelson of Athletics Isn't Exactly Bashful COLUMBUS, Ohio — m — A three-way duel for claim to ates on the same principle as | the world's fastest woman brick wall. Interwoven'title and a first-ever U.S. JIM PARKER The Parker Plan Works; Top Blocker MENASHA, Wis. — *(NEA) — Those hulking gentlemen with the taped hands and battered noses who man pro football's offensive lines every autumn Sunday are finally getting some recognition. The National 1,000 Yard Club Foundation Inc., which sounds like an outfit specially set up :for Jimmy Brown, named Jim Parker of the Baltimore Colts the winner of the first annual "Outstanding Blocker Award." The 275-pound left guard was 19 points better than tackle Forest Gregg of the Green Bay Packers in balloting among 47 representatives from the National Football League cities. The award made a prophet of Parker. Last September he announced exclusively to Newspaper Enterprise Association an 18-point standard which he called the "Personal Objectives of Jim Parker." Among the 18 were: • "Be the best offensive lineman on the field." • "Be all over the field." • "Hit someone hard on every play." • "Never give my man a chance." • "Be like Raymond Berry, only meaner." Jim Parker must have been meaner. strands of nylon are stretched on an adjustable rack and return balls hit against it with the approximate proficiency of a human being. The second structure can field championships be played long or short, de- weekend, pending on the angle adjust- The competitors in the fea- ment. Fast, realistic gamesitured 100-yard sprint and the can be played on a court, over! metric mile test of stamina a regulation net, or in the| will be just a few of an esti- championship women's 1,500- meter run are among events expected to highlight the 1965 National AAU outdoor women's and girls' track and next basement of a home over a clothesline. It costs $125. Meet the Inventor The ideas, belong to Judy Barta, a pint-sized gal who thinks in gallons. Long a leading figure in eastern tennis arid physical education circles, she originally dreamed up the mechanisms as teaching aids. When orders began trickling in, she formed Ball-Boy, Inc.,i_ j^,. • . ^ and now sells to thousands of BravCS iNight VsOmes institutions and recreationalj ggj. ^ JQI . y.JQ programs. Except for their design, the MILWAUKEE — (m — The machines adequately substi- Milwaukee Braves announced tute for people players and,'Saturday that all night games indeed, their functions are!at County Stadium for the bal- mated 400 distaff athletes in what promises to be a record- shattering show. The favorites in the 100 are Olympic gold medal winners Wyomia Tyus and Edith McGuire, both of Tennessee State and Debbie Thompson of Frederick, Md. Each has been clocked in 10.5 seconds. quite lifelike. About the only thing they can't do is jump over the net for the postgame handshake. Mrs. Barta's working on that one now. ance of the season will start at 7:30 p.m. Heretofore, night games Monday through Thursday started at 7 p.m. and on Friday at 8 p.m. Junior Golf Tournament Gets Underway Monday NEW Y O R K — (^) — If Ken Harrelson of the Kansas City Athletics ever becomes half as good as he says he some day will be, look out for another Jimmy Foxx. Modesty is not one of the virtues of the strapping young first baseman of the Athletics who admits "I excel in any game I play." Harrelson inherited the first base job with the A's several weeks ago when Jim Gentile was sold to Houston. He has yet to establish his credentials although he has at various times indicated he can hit distance. Fence Too Far Off "I should have about 15 home runs," he complained recently at Yankee Stadium after clouting his seventh of the season, off Mel Stottlemyre. "I would have that many, too, if I were playing in this ball park, or in any other normal| park. That Kansas City park is just too big." probably better known as a golfer than a baseball player. He won the ball players' golf tournament in Miami last winter after finishing second the year before. I'm Outstanding "I'm outstanding in just about every sport you can name," he said. "Bowling, water polo, billiards, basketball, football, skin diving, arm wrestling, even card playing. I'm just a natural. Anything I do, it comes quick." Harrelson went to high school in Savannah. He averaged 27.6 points a game with a one-game high of 49 at Benedictine Military Academy and was named to the All- America high school basketball team. He played quarterback, end and linebacker on the football team but did not gain All- America recognition. That's because my football coach was also my basketball coach and he wanted me to The 23-year-old Georgian is concentrate more on basket- a right-handed pull hitter and the left field wall in Kansas City is 365 feet down the line. "And don't forget that wall," Harrelson reminded. "It must be 15-20 feet high. Only five balls have been hit over that wall this season and I hit two of those. I hit a lot more off that wall that would have been home runs in other parks." At present, Harrelson Occasionally, Harrelson's confidence gets just a little bit out of hand, but he has so much charm and personality a listener tends to overlook it. "I like all sports," he said, "but baseball is my first love. I haven't done as well in it as I have in other sports but that's mostly because I haven't had too much of a chance. I'm playing regularly now and I'm anxious to show people what I can do. I think I can hit 40 home runs and drive in 100 runs if I play a full season. He 's Underpaid Too This is Harrelson's third season with the A's but his first as a regular. He is batting close to .280. I'm probably the most publicized, underpaid player in the game today," he said. "But give me time. I'm going to make a lot of money. That's what I'm in the game for." a premium on accuracy. Now they're puny unless they are 7,000 yards and over—and the trend is to make them bigger." Bellerive Country Club was both big and treacherous and made to order, the experts said, for sluggers such as Nicklaus and Palmer. Palmer started with two 76s and failed to survive the halfway cut for the first time in 51 tournaments. Nicklaus shot 299, 19 over par, and finished 17 shots back of the lead. Other power hitters floundered. "1 have never felt it was wise to attack a golf course and I know that to do so at Bellerive would have been suicidal," said Player. Admired Hogan "One of my idols in golf always has been Ben Hogan. I admired the way he was able to take a golf course apart mechanically, whether it was long or short. "Hogan always said he played management golf. Like a talented billiard player, he put every shot in position for the next shot. I knew from playing Bellerive in practice that it was a course that you couldn't overpower. "You had to out-think it." "Not all of us are gifted with the strength and power of Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer," Player said. "1 must admit 1 envy them. I have exercised and worked to get all the length possible out of my game. There's no doubt that power is a big asset on some courses. Power Over -Empliasizcd "But I think too much emphasis is put on power by American players. I remember when I was a boy, I worked hours just learning to hit the ball straight. "I think all golfers, who want to improve, should practice accuracy—a free, easy swing. Most of them want to get up and knock the ball a mile. That's where most of their trouble comes from." Racine Pair Among Blind Pin Leaders Two Racine women bowlers placed among the leaders in the Midwest Blind Bowling Assn. tournament, according to final standings released today. Both will receive trophies. Evelyn Quadracci was first in totally blind division with a 401 score while Gail Chambers was third among the partials with 459. The Midwest pin group now has 300 members in 17 leagues. DERADO WINS MANILA —iJP)— Vicente Derado, an Argentine living in New York, won a 10-round split decision over Philippine-based Arthur Persley of Red Cross, La., Saturday night. Derado weighed pounds, Persley 131 '/2- Wright Seeks 5th Women's Open Crown NORTHFIELD, N.J. — (/P) — Power-hitting Mickey Wright, who has dominated ladies' golf for years and is making her final swing as a full-time member of the tour, goes after an unprecedented fifth championship this week in the U.S. Golf Assn. Women's Open. Some 47 professionals and 39 amateurs will tee off Thursday in the richest women's golf tournament ever, with the winner getting $4,000. Last year's prize money of $9,900 has been doubled to $20,000. 4 Days Now For the first time, the Open is a four-day event. Like last weekend's men's Open at St. Louis, the accustomed 36-hoIe final day has been changed to two days of 18 holes each. The final hour of the tournament next Sunday will be televised (NBC-TV). After Friday's second round, the field will be cut to the low 40 and ties. The Atlantic City Country Club course, in Northfield a few miles west of Atlantic City, stretches 6,220 yards with a par 37-35—72 for the ladies. The divisional championships will be sure of new holders when the Washington Park junior golf tournament starts Monday with match play in the 13-year-and-under and the 15-year-and-under brackets. Nick S k 0 V e r, defending the State Jaycee meet in July at Sheboygan. The winner there gets a crack at the Jaycee National tourney in Texas. Monday's pairings and tee- off times are: MONDAT 15 -and-under 9:12 ».m.—Dave Pierce v» Craig Delchman; 9:18 — Steve Renlsh vs. ball," explained the 6-foot-2,| 190-pounder with the wavy blond hair and forearms of a blacksmith. As a bowler, Harrelson once competed in two leagues and carried averages of 197 and 198. In his spare time, he established himself as the uncrowned pool champion at Savannah. Until recently, he never had been beaten as an is'arm wrestler. His victims include weight lifters and professional football players. Predicts Golf Win "Curt Merz, who plays with the Kansas City Chiefs, pinned me," said Harrelson. "I'd like to meet him again." "Nobody is going to beat me again at the golf tournament in Miami..I played winter ball last year and had only 10 days in which to practice for the golf tournament. The next time I'm going to get in shape. They'll have to beat par to take me." Ump Asks New Ruling on Rain-Stopped Games ST. LOUIS—(^)—National League umpire Tom Goiman suggested Saturday that re play of games called because of rain be eliminated from major league baseball. "Once the game has started, if rain interrupts it, it should be picked up later from the point it was interrupted," he explained in an interview. Gorman was the chief umpire at Milwaukee June 20 when rain threatened to interrupt a game between the Braves and St. Louis in the first half of the fifth inning while the Cards were leading 5-0. National League Presidentk'/^ innings. Warren Giles subsequently fined Milwaukee Manager |Bobby Bragan and St. Louis Manager Red Schoendienst $200 each for their in the game. Bragan, who sent three relief pitchers against three consecutive Cardinal batters in the inning, was accused of attempting to stall the game. Schoendienst was accused of ordering his base runners to make outs intentionally. Under present rules, a game must be replayed in its entirety if the visiting team has not batted through five innings. The game is complete when it is interrupted with the home team leading after Miss Wright, 30, of Dallas, won the Open in 1958, 1959, 1961 and last year, when she 132!defealed Ruth Jessen in a jplayoff. She announced her retirement from the full tour because "There just isn't anything left to accomplish in golf." If she wins this Open, she will add to her list of records, which include earnings of nearly $180,000, (.$31,600 in one year) and winning 64 tournaments (including 13 in one year). Rawls a Threat Betsy Rawls, the Spartan- actionslburg, S.C., veteran who also has won four Opens in 1951, 1953, 1957, 1960 and ranks second on the all-time money- winning list, is one of those given a shot at dethroning Miss Wright. Others are Miss Jessen, Kathy^ Whitworth, the current leader in 1965 earnings; Louise Suggs, Margie Masters, Clifford Ann Creed, Mary Mills, Marilynn Smith, Sue Maxwell, Sandra Haynie, Marlene Bauer Hagge, Barbara Romack, Carol Mann, Kathy Cornelius and JoAnn Prentice. champion of the 18 and under i^'t^ l^'nians!:'; 9:24 - red spear vs. .,, . , , ^ J , . Oitg Silver; Jim Covelll. bye; 9:30 — group Will be back to defend Terry Long vs Bob Toeppe: 0:38 crown in this division -"i?;a°r^8'"ch ,re 'ider ''V/ joTS: his KEN HARRELSON Braggart of Baseball... Alomar of Braves a.m. Skover and Randy Dorece will tee off at 8:48. The tourney opener Monday will see the 15-and-under golfers get under way with Dave Pierce, last year's 13 and under champion, teeing off with Craig Diechman in the 9:12 a.m. opener. At 10:24 a.m. Monday the 13-and-under firing begins with Gary Priaulx and Tom Isaacson teeing off at that time. Another champ of last year, Craig Miller, king of the 15- and-under .set last tourna- .By NLA) iment, will be firing in the Most generally acceptedi 18-and-under division this story of the prigin of the year. He tees off Tuesday seventh inning stretch in against Al Hagopian at 9:06 baseball; 'a.m. Pres. William Howard Taft got up to stretch in the 7th Inning and the crowd, think- _ J . Ikoskl: Jerry Jacobsen. bye: 9:48 — i starting Tuesday tee -OII time'Tom Tracy vs. Jerry Jamleson: 9:M— C«_i. AfinnfM t .U„ f.-fof ^ofr-V, c-rf fi-'in'RIck Petm vs Greg Halvcrson; 10:00 -1 jeHT fO Aliania for the first match set at 8:j0 ,ji ,h„ p^iner vs Dan Krcmzar; Chuck| Smader. bye: 10:06 — Mike Rondonci Vjir WAUKFF (/P) The v» Joe Stommle; 10:12 - Jeff Horvath MILW AU JVE-C VI) J lie vs John prcres: 10:18 - Dan Meissner Milwaukee B r a V e s shipped vs Joe Van Bree; Tom Priaulx, bye. , i AI rookie infielder Sandy Alomar] their Atlanta farm club, subject to 24-hour recall, Sat- 7th Inning Stretch' Linked to Pres. Taft 13-and-under 10:24 — Gary Priaulx vs. Tom Isaac-itO son: 10:30 — Bob Howe vs. Oary Wolk; 10:36 — Todd Miller vs. Greg Schrocder: Bill Erlckson. bye; 10:42 — Greg Stephens vs. John Stapleman; 10:48— Tom Pelner vs. BUI Kcland; 10:54 — Brad Johansen vs. Frank Krlckson; Dan Hagopian, bye; 11:00 — Al Adzlma vs. Frank Pullce; 11:06 — Jim 8hal- lock vs. Dan Kyle. 11:12 John Hubbard vs. Wayne Feest; Al Francois, bye; 11:18 — Jim Mauer vs. Greg Desmond; Bruce Zimmerman, bye; 11:24 — Jim Smith vs. Mark Madsen: Frank Unger, bye TUESUAV IM-and-under 8:30 a .m. — Oary Ooodsell vs Larry Hartman: 8:38 — BIck Morlarlty vs. IJIm Kristan; 8 42 — Mark Olsen vs. 'BUI Kohler; 8:48 — Randy Oorece vs ; Wick Skavcr. 8:54 — Chris Long vs. Rick Relnhardl; 9:00 - Rick Swanlz vs. Tom Uminskl; 0:06 — Al Hagopian vs. Craig MUler; 1230 p.m. — Bob n^lnholtz vs. Pete Freres. urday. Alomar, hitting .263 in 42 games, was trimmed from the roster to make room for relief pitcher Dave Eilers, who reported Saturday from Atlanta where he had an 8-1 record. ing he was' leaving, rose to *:pay him honor. I This year the Racine Jaycees will sponsor the two top finishers in the 18-and-under division and the 15-and-under winner for an appearance in 1 GRIDDERS SIGN BOSTON —iff)— Defensive ends Larry Eisenhauer and Bob- Dee became the first veterans to sign contracts with the Boston Patriots of the American Football League Saturday. LAKE PUCKAWAY Modern WEEKEND VACATION COTTAGES with PRIVATE SHOWERS—Only )25 milei from Racine BOATS • TACKLE* MOTORS LIVE BAIT f BK8T or riihlng for ^ P Bali. Walleyci, Northern* .p g and All Panfiib f Tel. 4M-3»4-»4.Vi Stan's Puckawoy Retort MAKQUETT);. WISCONSIN »8>4T

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