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REPUBLIC BULLDOG ! 44 Tlw Aritottft Republic Wwetrtx, Wed., Jttltt 17, IW9 Ooo/i ? it's swollen Associated Preii Billy Casper gently patted his swollen cheek as he showed up to practice at Hazeltine National Golf Club Monday, site of the 1970 U.S. Open which starts tomorrow. Casper, who also has an injured hand suffered in an exhibition match six weeks ago, had a wisdom tooth extracted last week and a few weeks earlier he was hit by a virus and 102 temperature. 'Who-She' becomes peril of women's track and Held By JIM MURRAY Los Angeles Times Service Chi Cheng is tall for a Chinese, fast for a woman, pretty for an athlete, and old for a competitor. What you're supposed to get out of China is little, doll-like women who giggle excessively, have their feet bound so they can scarcely walk, let alone run, live in walled cities amid rustling silk and tinkling bells, are full of Confucian logic and all look like Madame Butterfly or Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth." We know all about them because of Pearl Buck and Madame Chiang. Human lotus blossoms. Now, look at Chi Cheng as she breaks from the starting blocks and starts down the track, passing one American women's lib after another. Big feet pound the track. Muscles glisten, arms pump, hair flies. Clocks break. Records fall. A Chinese girl in public in shorts?! Wearing shoes iwth nails in them?! Shouldn't she at least carry a paper fan? A veritable Chinese puzzle. Chi Cheng was born in what was then Formosa but is now "the Republic of China" in March 1944, to a long line of nonrunners. Home was a place called "Hsin-Chu," which was 45 minutes from Taipei, if the cows were off the tracks. Father was a green grocer and the Chis were from Fu-Chien in mainland China generations ago. Formosa, or Taiwan, un- Sports menu TODAY PRO BASEBALL - Phoenix Giants vs. Eugene, Municipal Stadium, 8 p.m. RACING • Apache Greyhound Murray .to'LLgGE" TENNIS - Arizona State, Arizona — NCAA championships, Stlt Lake. TOMORROW PRO BASEBALL - Phoenix Giants vs. Eugene, Municipal Stadium, 8 p.m. COLtEGE TENNIS - Arizona Stati, ArTzoni — NCAA cnimplonihlpi, Salt DOG RACING - Apache Greyhound Pfl <fpLtlGE TRACK . Arizona State - NCAA championships, Dei Molnes, la. FRIDAY PRO BASEBALL - Phoenix Giants vs. Eugene, Municipal Stadium, 8 p.m. COLLpGE TENNIS — Arizona State, Arizona — NCAA championships, jgalt ALLEGE TRACK - Arizona State - NCAA championships, Des Molnes, la. DOG RACING - Apache Greyhound PRO {vRESTLING - Madison Square Garden, 8:1} p.m. AOTO RACING - Manzanita Speed- sandbuegles, clalmers, cycles, SATURDAY PRO BASEBALL - Phoenix Giants at Tacoma. DOG RACING - Apache Greyhound Park, 8 p.in. AUTO RACING • Mdrzai.Ha Speed- "rXRlEGE 'TkA(,K' J '"*n/^!'j"iloit der Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and his wife was westernized enough — and beleagured enough —to want both its men and women fit. National esteem had been served by tho great dec athlonist and Olympic silver - med- alist, C. K. Yang, and Chi Cheng's, school teachers used to launch the whole student body on a lap around a 200-meter track every day even in the dead of winter. Chi Cheng, who was to grow to be 5 feet, 8 inches tall and had the long legs and long stride of an American or European or African girl, regularly used to beat even the boys back into the heated classroom. But the weight of centuries and the legacy of generations of women who had been conditioned to lower eyes or hide behind screens in the presence of strangers made Chi Cheng go into a shell when she went to the Rome Olympics in 1960 as a 16-year-old member of a three-girl Formosa team. At the Practice field, acutely embarrassed to run in the presence of Caucasian girls, she contented herself with endless sitting-up exercises. One would have thought she came there to lift weights instead of her feet, She lasted only one heat. To give you an idea of her training program, she gained 15 pounds. "I was just a spectator," she admits. "I carried C.K. Yang's baggage, and I didn't take myself seriously. I was shocked at how fast Wilma Rudolph could run." ' p.m. Ballon signs, Olsen still out BOSTON (AP) -The Boston Patriots of the National Football League announced yesterday the signing of Mike "Cat" Ballou of UCLA, the Pats' second-round draft pick. Ballou, a 6-3 238-pound linebacker, was a two-time All American for the Bruins, leading the team in tackles the la.st two seasons. Hallou'.s si By the time Tokyo's Olympics had come along, Chi Cheng had been shipped to American schools and put under the training of coach Vince Reel. She managed to survive heats, but it was not until the Mexico City Olympics that she gained her first medal — a bronze — in the hurdles, the first medal ever won by an Asian woman. Chi Cheng today is in the tradition of Babe Didrickson or Stella Walsh, or Fanny Blankers-Koen. Mrs. Blankers-Koen is the Dutch girl who placed sixth in the high jump in the Berlin Olympics in 1936, then waited 12 years for another Olympics to come along. By 1948, she was 30 years old, had a husband and two children — and came home from London with four gold medals, in the 100, 200, 80-meter hurdles and relay. . In the 1932 Olympics, Babe Didrickson broke the world record in the javelin, the hurdles and the high jump (although she had to settle for a silver in the high jump, after being penalized for "diving" over the bar, whatever that is). Stella Walsh broke the Olympic 100-meter record in the same Olympics and was to win almost 40 national titles over the next 20 years. Chi Cheng, who will be 28 at the Munich Olympics in '72, is that kind of athlete. Last Saturday, she broke the world record in the 100 and 220. She is the American pentathlon champion, victor in a competition invloving hurdles, dashes, shotput, high jump and long jump. Her colleagues tease her — the "Yellow Racer," Wun Long Hop," the "Chinese Chicker," they call her — but, Confucius say, if the heats are staggered at Munich, the white, browns, blacks and reds may wonder where the yellow went. Jonei successes FANFARE adding to legend by Walt Dltem By SHAV CLICK Los Angeles Times Service LOS ANGELES - Parnelli Jones is only 38 years old, younger than one-third of the drivers in the Indianapolis 500, but his name is already as legendary in racing as Barney Oldfield, or Wilbur Shaw or Rex Mays. And the legend is growing every day. When Parnelli muscled his Ford Bronco around 560 miles of Baja California's ruts in 11 hours, 55 minutes at an average speed of 46 mph to win the Baja 500 last week, even his detractors had to take off their hats and admit that "he's too much." The anti-Parnellis have been saying, since the day he first entered an off-road race, that "he'll never finish, he just puts his foot down and goes until the car breaks, he just wants to knock people off the road as long as he's running, which isn't very long." Parnelli had heard all that and it Irritated him. In his "old age" he is becoming a sensitive man. Jones measures his victories not as successes to savor, but as stepping stones to even bigger ones. "Wait until the Mexico 1,000 (in November) and I'll really have something new for the race," he promised. "I'm PHOENIX MUNICIPAL STADIUM PHOENIX GIANTS EUGENE 8:00 P.M. 5999 E. Van Buren For Information building a Bronco similar to a drag racing funny car, with a fiberglass chassis and tubular frame. It'll be much lighter and still look just like a Bronco. Bill Stroppe is starting to put the finishing work on it today." Jones' junket to Ensenada was only an interlude in an unprecedented year of victories both as a driver and car owner. Perhaps never before in racing has a new three-car stable of racers been as successful as the Lola-like Parnelli Colts built by and for Parnelli and his partner, Vel Miletich, in their own garages. The first car they completed, the No. 2 championship car, won its first race, the Phoenix 150 with Al Unser driving. The second car, the Indy Colt, also No. 2, won its first race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, also with Unser at the wheel. The third car, No. IB, made a brilliant showing at Indianapolis as Joe Leonard moved it from 15th to second before an ignition-switch failure put i t out of the race. Then in its second race, at Milwaukee, Leonard drove it to victory. Three cars, three checkered flags. BevosraplThits; down Tucson 10-5 Top Ten on ISO at (HIS. AMERICAN LEAGUE Associated Press Pliytr Club White NY A. Johnson Cal F.Robinson Bal Ollva Min Plnson Cle F.AIOU Oak W.Horton D»t Klllebrew .Min clo Chi Aparlclo F.Howird, Baltimore, He TUCSON—Greg Goosen and John Felske drove in three runs each to pace a 17-hit Portland attack that carried the Beavers — --.,-. ^...w.™. ,«,„„»„,. to a 10-5 Pacific Coast League victory over the Tucson Toros o${a™rt; w°Tohon, 14 W M it' Monday night. WS]ton ' «"*•«*••• "• .322 I* Runs Iton, 19; J.PowelJ, •ew, Minnesota, \ Mincht 'owell, a, }{; nchtef, t, W was a two-run single by Felske. Auerbach and third baseman John Kennedy also produced run-scoring singles. «ar iiitiiuti'H Portland blasted Tucson pitching for six runs before the Toros managed a five-run rally stretched over the sixth and seventh innings. Portland built its early lead with a run in the second, two in the third and two more in the sixth. Tucson started a comeback in the sixth with three run's. 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