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Palmer Thinks He's Capable Of Winning aittpaOatliiNtui* i\ PAMPA.TEXAS «<th YEAR Tuesday, June 13, 1»72 PEBBLE BEACH, Calif (AP) - It's the IHh US Open coming up for Arnold Palmer and, if Arnie's Army has despaired of his chances of ever winning another big one, the same can't be said of Arnie. "I don't remember when I've worked harder for a tournament—that is, in a concentrated period," the deeplytanned, fit-looking miracle man of the 1170s said today. "I've played 30 days in a row now. Since Thursday when I arrived here, I've played at least 27 holes a day. "I'll guarantee you—when I tee up the ball Thursday I'll know all that's possible to know about my game. I'll be as physically ready as I can be." As for his psychological condition, that may be something else. "I haven't really been confident in a long time," he added. "I can't exactly put my finger on it. Maybe it's my age. Maybe I'm not concentrating as I Phillips Dead At 53 ORANGE, Calif. (AP) Harold "Lefty" Phillips, whose V/t seasons as manager of the California Angels ended last fall In the wake of internal strife, died Monday night of an apparent asthma attack. He was S3. A veteran scout and coach for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, he was hired by the Angels in May of 19N after California had won only II of its first 39 games that year. Even though the team achieved a 7191 record that year, things looked bright for the Angels after the 1970 campaign when they won 86 games. Off-season trades made the Angels pre-season picks prior to the 1971 season but discipline problems revolving around outfielder Alex Johnson, who was eventually suspended, made the team more of » curiosity for its locker room noises. By season's end, even though California managed to climb to fourth in the American League West, a grand overhaul was made with Phillips stepping down to scout. His recurring asthma was a constant problem and that was believed the cause of death. A county coroner's autopsy was pending. should. Certainly, putting has "But! still think I can win. if! dUn't think to, do you think I'd be out here knocking myself out getting ready? I've never won at Pebble Beach. Maybe the odds are with me." The 42-year-old professional's son from Latrobe, Pa., with career earnings off l.MO.QM on the U.S. tour atone, has won only one Open— that in I960 at Denver-but three times he has tied only to lose In playoffs. His last major triumph was the 1914 Masters. the rugged, thick-shouldered winner of four Masters and two British Opens, still maintains an electrically charged appeal to golf galleries. Playing the picturesque, 6,115-yard Pebble Beach links Monday with dapper Doug Sanders and Glenn Johnson, Palmer drew a gallery of hundreds. After finishing, he stood for close to an hour signing autographs for fans. Baseball Roundup By AafccMetf Press Maxie Rosenbloom Suffers Memory Loss SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom ranks as one of boxing's beloved. He was a master boxer without the kayo punch. He was an actor who could deliver punch lines. As a restaurant host, he made all guests feel like winners. Today, Maxie can't remember how great he was. He can't remember his friends. The toll of 2M professional fights, including the time he was light- heavyweight champion of the world, has stopped him. He's confined in a sanata- rium under care of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Physically he's fine for a man of 63. Back in 1925, he fought to no decision against middleweight champ Harry Greb, and he beat Jim Braddock and Mickey Walker long the line plus Ace Hudkins, Lou Nova and Lee Ramage. Braddock was to become heavyweight champion and Walker was the best of the middleweights in his prime. In 1932, Rosenbloom had 30 main events. The following year he was a headliner 25 times. He fought often and he boxed well, holding the I75pound title 193034. but he was hit. Dr. Russell Jones, Director of Medicine for the Motion Picture andTelevision Fund, says, "He has a good deal of damage to his brain, the intellectual portion. There is a loss of memory and he is confused. He lacks judgment and mental responsibility." Jones says examinations by neurologists p. 1 "' psychologists indicate the condition stems from the aggregate blows Rosenbloom took in the ring. Asked how this should occur in the past year or two after Rosenbloom had been long retired from the ring, had appeared in more than 100 films and operated his own restaurant, the physician said, "I have seen it in other instances." Five years ago Maxie began having trouble with his hearing. Then his friends noticed he was having other troubles. He wasn't boisterous or pugnacious. Mostly forgetful. Friends asked that he be helped and the aid was forthcoming. But even with the help, doctors fear that former boxing champion Maxie Rosenbloom never will remember he once was the champ. Torre Leads All-Star Votes NEW YORK (API - Third baseman Joe Torre of the St. Louis Cardinals, who isn't tops in any National League batting category, apparently is No. 1 with National League Fans. Torre collected 73.129 votes from fans across the country in the first day of balloting Monday for the July 25 All-Star Game in Atlanta. Ron Santo of the Chicago Cubs, his closest contender, was second with 26,227 votes. Second in the voting was outfielder Hank Aaron of the Atlanta Braves with 69.548 votes, followed by shortstop Bud Harrelson of the New York Mets with 56.759. The closest competition was shaping up for the catcher's position with Manny Sanguillen of Pittsburgh leading Johnny Bench of Cincinnati 48,203 to 47,305. Following Aaron in the balloting for the three outfield spots were Roberto Clemente of Pittsburgh with 53,812 and Rusty Staub of the Mets with 50,713. AMERICAN LEAGUE Vida Blue's fastball is alive and humming in Oakland. Too bad the same can't be said of the A's bats whenever he pitches. "I hope one of these games ! pitch, the A's get some hits and runs," said Blue after losing a heart-breaking 1-0 game to Pat Dobson and the Baltimore Orioles Monday night. In 25 innings, the left-hander has been backed by a grand total of one run and hasn't won" a game in three decisions because of it. Elsewhere in the American League Tuesday, the Detroit Tigers defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-1 and the Texas Rangers swamped the Milwaukee Brewers 7-1. Blue's best performance of the year was witnessed by the largest crowd to watch the A's' since they moved west from Kansas City—50,182. The enormous crowd also saw Dobson pitch one of the best games of his career, a powerhouse three-hitter. Don Buford collected one of only five hits off Blue in his eight innings of work, but it was a big one—a single in the eighth that knocked in the game's only run. Norm Cash and Mickey Stanley cracked home runs while Joe Niekro and Fred Scherman pitched out of constant trouble in Detroit's victory. Cash connected off Bert Blyleven with one out in the second inning to give Detroit a 1-0 lead while Stanley unloaded off the Minnesota righthander to break a 1-1 tie in the fourth. National League Once upon a time, there was a baseball team—a very bad baseball team—called the New York Mets. This particular baseball team had a very difficult time with the national pastime. After many years of very bad baseball, this team started to change. Soon, it became respectable and even won a world championship. But no matter how successful it became, this team always remembered its humble beginnings. The Mets got nostalgic in the eighth inning of Monday night's game at Atlanta and in a spectacular recreation of their early, zany years, they delivered an 8-7 victory to the Braves. Elsewhere on Monday's abbreviated schedule in the National League, Houston downed Montreal 3-1 and St. Louis edged Los Angeles 3-2. New York used home runs by John Milner, Wayne Garrett, Rusty Staub and Ken Boswell to build a 7-4 lead as the Braves came to bat in the eighth. With Tug McGraw working in relief of Gary Gentry, Atlanta bunched three singles by Ralph Garr, Rico Carty and Hank Aaron for one run. Then the nostalgia hit. Darreell Evans attempted to sacrifice Aaron and pinch runner Sonny Jackson along. He bunted towards first base and Cleon Jones threw to Garrett at third, trying for the force. The play looked good except for one thing. Garrett forgot to catch the ball. PADRES ARE COUSINS SAN DIEGO (AP) - When New York Met pitcher Tom Seaver faces the San Diego Padres just mark iip another win. When he beat them 5-1 here in April it marked his tenth victory without a defeat against them. However, when the Padres scored their run it snapped Seaver's 1972 scoreless inning string which had reached 21 innings. Sport's Mystique and the U.S. Open By MURRAY OLDERMAN PEBBLE BEACH, Calif(NEA)—The romantic mystique of sport is getting harder to maintain. Like who cares which horse really won the Kentucky Derby. Baseball is not a bucolic exercise but a turgidly run business on plastic fields. The Indy 500 is not for the betterment of machine and exaltation of speed but a debris-strewn quest for the buck. The mystique is artificially re-inflated by the aura of the traditional event, like the one coming up on us now. The 72nd renewal of the United States Open Golf tournament. At glamorous Pebble Beach in view of the ocean. With Jack Nicklaus still hot on the trail of the holy grail. The Grand Slam of golf. Which never has really been achieved in pure, modern form (Bobby Jones won the amateur version thereof). It does give Nicklaus personal, contrived motivation since he has already won the Masters, and the PGA and the British Open lurk beyond if he can jump this hurdle. From a self-satisfaction viewpoint there's no doubt Jack desires the Slam but sometimes we wonder if it isn't equally important for him to pick up his annual $200,000 in prize money on the tour; this frees him for his other avocations, like fishing and tennis. And to the other pros, the Open is beginning to merge into the prize blob of more than $6 million. After all, there are 11 regular tour events in the year which are worth more in total loot. "We're always playing for a $20.000 to $50,000 first prize," emphasizes Frank Beard. "And I'm playing the same bunch of opponents 30 times a year. The public has been brainwashed that the site is automatically great just because it's the U.S. Open. There's no guarantee that the title will be won by a great player." Ah yes. there, Orville Moody. Some of us remember you well. More remember Sam Park and Tony Manero of another vintage. THIS IS WHERE IT GETS ROCKY, SENOR' EASY LANDING— Luke Garvin, one of the participants in Sunday's Motocross races held west of town, tops a hill while competing in the 175cc class. The Explorer Post 202. races were sponsored by (Staff Photo by John Eblmg) Memphis Pros Have Got Potential Buyer NEW YORK (AP) -There's a buyer ready to shell out $1.2 million for the Memphis Pros, one of the three insolvent franchises in the American Basketball Association. But if Langdon "Zip" Vira- cola can't buy the Pros now, he may take his cash and go home to Dallas. The ABA's board of trustees resumes its annual meeting today and it promises to be a stormy session. The sale of the Pros most likely will be the first item of discussion for the trustees, who failed to reach any decision following two sessions Monday. After they resolve the Pros' issue, the trustees will tackle the future of the league's two other weak franchises, the Pittsburgh Condors and the Floridians. Reports circulated Monday that the Condors would be moved to New Haven, Conn., and the Floridians would be shifted to Montreal for the 19723 season. Nicklaus Retains Golf Money Lead NEW YORK (API - Jack Nicklaus, despite a two-week absence from the tour in preparation for the U.S. Open, still m intains the lead among pro golf's money winners, according to statistics announced Monday by the PGA Tournament Players Division. Nicklaus has earned $153.051 while Lee Trevino, who withdrew due to illness after the second round of the IVB-Phila- delphia Golf Classic, continues to retain second place with $118,572. Jerry Heard is third with $113,311. The Memphis problem, however, could be the most difficult to settle. The Pros are a community- owned team, with more than 4,600 stockholders, each of whom paid $5 a share when owner P. L. Blake withdrew during the 1970-1 season. The stockholders' outpouring of money saved the team then. For the Pros to be sold now, approval must be given by 55 per cent of the stockholders, who hold the majority shares. Under Tennessee law, it would take 10 days to call a stockholders' meeting. Viracola is not interested in waiting that long for approval. He wants immediate action. Before the trustees' sessions Monday, there was some doubt that the young league would continue to operate with 11 teams next season. But after the meetings, the mood changed and there appeared optimism that the ABA again would have 11 clubs, although not in the same sites. Prior to the Monday meetings, there also was much talk about the ABA merging with the older National Basketball Association. Dolph said there was no discussion of merger Monday. He said the issue would be taken up today, along with the problem of whom would be the new commissioner. Only Sun Devils Remain Unbeaten OMAHA, Neb. (AP)-Lightly regarded Temple gets a chance tonight to stop the Arizona State college baseball juggernaut. The top-ranked Sun Devils blanked defending two-time champion Southern California 3-0 Monday night to become the tournament's only unbeaten of the four left from a field of eight. "We don't care who we play, we have to win or it's over," mused Temple Coach Jim (Skip) Wilson after his club dumped Connecticut 7-4 to stay alive. A six-hit, nine-strikeout complete game by Jim Crawford let the Sun Devils streak by Southern California (47-13- m SHAVING mm by Frank Beard 50-Heel and Toe People frequently are alarmed that I address the ball off the heel of the club. They're afraid I'm going to shank the shot off to the that's because understand a A generation ago singular episodes were magnified for lifetimes. For example Fred Merkle failed to touch a base and never was allowed to forget it. But Willie Davis in modern times made three errors in one World Series inning and it has left no psychic trauma in him. We're in a much more cynical, or maybe relevant, age. We are still, however, prone to exaggerate. Take, for instance, the image of Nicklaus as the gigantic boomer of golf balls. Jack does hit the ball a long way. So does Bob Lunn. Because, when he came along. Jack had an ample posterior and weighed around 220 pounds, there was a general notion that his power came from his size. The current Nicklaus is not a big man at all. He has trimmed down to 186 pounds. He's an inch and a half shy of six feet. He wouldn't make a pro football scout blink. Yet he's still the greatest golfer in the world. It emphasizes touch as the paramount quality in golf. Nicklaus gets his from supreme concentration. Lee Trevino, who won the Open last year, uses an air of insouciance to blot out the pressures of championship golf. They're the favorites at Pebble Beach because they're mentally gathered together to function well in a dramatic setting such as the Open. Nicklaus is quoted at 6-1, Trevino at 8-1. You don't hear about Arnie Palmer, the darling of the 1960s, because the years have eroded the swagger which enabled him to dominate a field. A man's only as good as the last time he won, which also reduces the mystique of sport. (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN ) so right. But they don't shank. A shank is the closest thing to a perfect golf shot! The sweet spot on the club- face—the spot that will give you the best and most consistent hits—is closer to the shaft than to the outside of the face. If you hit the ball with the outside of the face, the club will turn and you'll lose leverage. I address the ball near the heel of the club because that's where I want to hit it. (NfWSFAPU ENTERPRISE ASSN.) (HHT: Putting Over Humps.) 1), which faces Texas tonight's other game. Texas (40-8) stayed alive by beating No. 4 Oklahoma 71 behind a combined four-hit pitching job of sophomores Zane Grubbs and Jimmy Brown. "We just ran into one helluva well pitched ball game," said USC Coach Rod Dedeaux, whose team is seeking a record eighth crown. "This does not bother us to lose one ball game. We just don't plan to lose two.'' One record was set and one missed in the two night games. The attendance failed to pass the anticipated million mark for the tournament's 23-year stay in Omaha. Officials refused to say how many persons short of the mark they were, but expected to pass the milestone tonight. Arizona State's Ail-American shortstop, Allan Bannister, slugged a run-scoring triple, giving him a national collegiate record 99 hits for a season. The old mark of 98 was set by teammate Roger Schmuck last year. FISHING THE RIVERS NEW YORK (AP) - Ernest Schwiebert made his first cast at the age of five into Michigan waters and came up with a 12- inch brook trout. Since then he has fished in Europe, South America and Canada and tells about the wonderlands of nature in his book, "Remembrances of Rivers Past," (Macmillan, $6.95). Schwiebert takes the reader to his teenage years on the rivers of Wyoming, Colorado and Montana, tells about losing a tigerfish in Nepal, but landing a 51-pound salmon in Norway's Vossa river. Don't Blame Antelope AUSTIN - "That herd of antelope has to go," declared the irate Panhandle rancher. "They've infected my cattle with disease, and I won't sacrifice my cows for the sake of wildlife." Angry landowners have confronted Parks and Wildlife biologists in the past with fears that wildlife will transmit disease to their livestock. The June issue of Texas Parks and Wildlife magazine disclaims this belief. A 10-year study, according to the magazine, shows that antelope, auodad sheep and white-tailed deer are not guilty of infecting Panhandle livestock with such diseases as leptospirosis and brucellosis. Exhaustive studies of antelope, white-tailed deer and auodad proved that the wildlife were free of the diseases. Conclusions of the study indicated that Panhandle livestock probably contacted the diseases from a variety of sources including local water supplies and insects. Little League Celanese beat Fatheree Insurance 10-4 in National Little League play last night. Julian Clark got the win. Joe Greenwood was two for three at the plate and Clark got one hit in two official times at bat. In the second game Dixie Parts downed Cabot 14-10. Tom Albus was on the mound for Dixie. Leading batters were, Bob Taylor, three for four, Albus two for two, Steve Burger and Andy Richardson, each two for three. In the Al's first game, Carmichael-Whatley beat Harvester Barbeque 13-8. Gary Mayes got the victory. Gary Free was three for four at the plate, one of the hits being a home run. Motor Inn trounced Gibson's 18-7 in the AL second game. Kevin Muns was the winning pitcher. Muns got seven strike-outs while giving up eight bases on balls and only three hits. Muns was three for four at the plate and got a home run to help his cause. For Gibson's Kemp was one for three at bat. Fischer Insurance beat Thompson Parts 12-4 in the first far league game of the evening. Putnam was the winning pitcher. In the second game Malcolm Hinkle edged Citizen's Bank 10-9. Paul Roye was on the mound for Hinkle. Roy D. McCoy went four for four and knocked in five runs. Dale Langford and Billy Burke each were three for four at the plate. OPEN 7:00 Ad. 1.25 Ch. 50 THINGS WERE QUIET CINCINNATI(AP)-Oneof Sparky Anderson's favorite stories is about the quiet winter spent by the manager of the Cincinnati Reds. "It got so lonesome one day," Anderson said, "I dialed my own number and then ran upstairs to answer the call." 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