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Roberto Duron Deposes Ken Amidst Controversy affipa {tally Ntwi lly Ntw i\ PAMPA, TEXAS Mth YEAR Tuesday, June 27, 1872 NEW YORK IAP)-Roberto Duran, winner of the world's lightweight boxing championship on a bizarre note, was un- miffed by controversy shrouding the bout while deposed title holder Ken Buchanan admitted he didn't know what happened. Duran, a mauling 21-year- old former street fighter from Panama, won the crown Monday night at Madison Square Garden when Buchanan was ruled unfit to continue after collapsing from an apparent low blow after the 13th round of the ISrounder had ended. Duran landed a smashing right to the head just as the bell sounded and the two continued Explanation Due From Bernice Gera NEW YORK <AP)-"Everybody's been looking for me," said Bernice Gera, whose career as professional baseball's first female umpire began and ended Saturday night. "I don't want to say anything now. I'm tired." But Mrs. Gera added: "I'll talk at the news conference." The 40-year-old housewife from the Jackson Heights section of New York called The Associated Press Monday to announce she will hold a conference Wednesday at a restaurant near her home. Mrs. Gera made her debut at Geneva, N.Y., in a Class A New York-Pennsylvania League game between the Auburn Phillies and Geneva Rangers, culminating six years of legal battles to break down baseball officiating's sex barrier. It was the first game of a doubleheader—but she wasn't around for the second one. In the opener, she called an Auburn runner safe at second when he was caught off base on a line-drive double play. Then, realizing the runner did not have to be tagged, she reversed herself and called the runner out. And when Auburn Manager Nolan Campbell ran onto the field and questioned the call, Mrs. Gera threw him out of the game. Immediately after the seven- inning contest, Mrs. Gera announced, "I've just resigned from baseball." Evert's Childhood Dream Will Finally Come True to exchange blows. Suddenly, Buchanan pitched forward onto the canvas and writhed in pain while clutching his groin. He was helped to his corner and referee Johnny LoBlanco halted the fight. "Buchanan had taken a terrific pounding," LoBlanco said. "The bell rang and they didn't hear it. Duran landed a hard blow in the solar plexus area. It was a fair blow." Bedlam erupted after the fight ended, with Duran's supporters among the 18,121 who paid 1223,901 to attend the bout leaping about, waving Panamanian flags and attempting to climb into the ring. "I just felt a terrific pain between my legs," Buchanan said later after he had showered and changed into street clothes. "They helped me to my corner and then the referee said I couldn't come out. I told him I could keep boxing but he said ' You're not coming out'." Duran, a 2-1 underdog who Sho Mo Tamo Is Best Horse Sho Mo Tamo, owned by Mary Ann Willoughby of Hugoton, Kans., was named the All Around Horse at Sunday's Top 0' Texas Quarter Horse Show. The All Youth award went to Cronton Bar Wink, owned by Tracy Clinkenbeard of Odessa. Jefe Decotoc Jr. was named Grand Champion Stallion. Detroit Wheels was Reserve Champion. The Grand Champion Mare is Pearlie Deck, owned by Peggy Politza of Amarillo. Spanish Kay, owned by Bret Tonozza of Guymon Okla., was named Reserve Champion. Lonnie Bentley of Pampa, riding Euricka Rac, took first place in barrel) racing. Bos Angeles Jay, owned by Betty Briley of Pampa was awarded second in the two year gelding class. Master Two, owned by Bill Skaggs of Pampa, got second in the yearling colt division. Sue Smith of Pampa, riding Col. Red Buck, took second in junior reining. 4-H and FFA Western Pleasure second place also went to Miss Smith. recorded his 25th knockout in winning all of hi* II starts, claimed he struck Buchanan with a "good right hand to the stomach. A lot of boxers try to make you think they were hit low because they are losing. I won it legally." Buchanan, a nimble-footed master boxer who relies on a peppery left jab and a standup stance, couldn't contain Duran's bull-like rushes and could never get going against his aggressive foe. The loss was his second against 43 triumphs. Baseball Roundup By AsMdated Press 34 28 31 17 27 31 28 32 25 33 22 37 West 41 20 38 25 33 28 28 32 29 35 26 38 .567- JM 1 .488 8 .448 7 .431 8 .373 lift .672.590 5 .559 7 .487 12'* .453 13'* .419 15ft The Standings By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS America* Leagae East W. L. Pet. G.B. Detroit Baltimore Cleveland New York Boston Milwaukee Oakland Chicago Minnesota Kansas City California Texas Monday's Results Milwaukee 3, Baltimore 0 Cleveland 7, Boston 3 Minnesota 7, California 4 Kansas City 4, Chicago 1 Oakland 3, Texas 0 Detroit 4, New York 3 National League East Pittsburgh New York Chicago St. Louis Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Houston Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco 25 San Diego Monday's Results Chicago 11, Philadelphia 1 San Francisco 3. Atlanta 0 New York 4. Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 4, Montreal 3 Houston 14, San Diego 7 Cincinnati 5, Los Angeles 0 W. L. 39 38 35 30 27 22 West 39 39 35 29 a 25 21 22 25 26 32 35 39 25 26 29 33 45 42 Pet. .639 .603 .574 .484 .435 .361 .609 .600 .547 .468 .357 .333 G.B. — 2 4 9'* 12',* 17 — ft 4 9 17 17ft AMERICAN LEAGUE Bill Slayback is on a baseball treadmill. He keeps pitching more no-hit innings but keeps getting farther away from a no- hitter. Recalled from Toledo by the Detroit Tigers on Monday, Slayback hurled seven hitless innings against New York his first major league appearance, but then needed ninth inning help for a 4-3 victory over the Yankees, Johnny Callison's leadoff single in the eighth left Slayback two innings short of a pitcher's dream. But he was even closer to a no-hitter in his last International League start when he fell two outs short in a seven-inning game against Charleston. Elsewhere in the American League Monday night, Mil• waukee shut out Baltimore 30, Cleveland dropped Boston 73, Minnesota downed California 74. Kansas City defeated Chicago 4-1, and Oakland blanked Texas 3-0. Imagine the drama of the situation in which Slayback found himself. The strapping right- hander was trying to become the first pitcher in modern baseball history to hurl a nohit- ter in his first major league appearance. It was like something right out of Hollywood, which, of course, is where Slayback was born. "I heard Sunday night that I was coming to Detroit," said Slayback. "Then, on the way to the park, I heard on the car radio that I was pitching. It scared the heck out of me." Slayback reported to Tiger Manager Billy Martin when he reached the ball park. "I was walking around on a cloud. He welcomed me and said, 'just throw strikes.'" That seemed like good advice and Slayback did more than that. He throttled the Yankees on an assortment of pitches that kept them off-balance until the eighth when Callison opened with his hit. Mickey Stanley's basesloaded single drove in three runs in the sixth inning and Slayback Moe Berg: An Einstein In the Tools of Ignorance By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK—(NEA)—I will never again enter a baseball press box and happily expect to hear tales of Einstein and Moe Berg, Ethel Barrymore and Moe Berg. Walter Johnson and Moe Berg, Bernard Berg and Moe. I will never again expect to be quizzed on the Greek name of Mercury for the Times of London Literary Supplement crossword puzzle that Moe had with him. And I will never again have all this suddenly interrupted by Moe for a delightedly expert explanation of such esoterica as why the second baseman has just moved one step to his right for the next batter. Moe gave his opinions, sought your thoughts and asked his far-flung questions in a soft, agreeable, distinguished yet boyish manner. No more. Berg died recently, unexpectedly, at age 70. And now some of the questions that people had for him—those who considered him "a mystery man"—may be answered, somewhat: How did he earn a living when he was so often in the press box? If he had money, why did he always wear a familiar dark suit? Was he really a secret agent during World War II? Did he know eight, 10, 12 languages? And most mysterious, how did a guy who couldn't hit stick 15 years in the big leagues? (His lifetime average was .243, with a total of six homers.) Being a Princeton man did not hurt his playing career, which ended in 1939, after seasons with the White Sox, Red Sox, Indians, Senators and Dodgers. While many catchers of his time had trouble remembering yesterday, Berg could catalogue in his mind the various strengths and weaknesses of opponents and help the pitchers. But other mysteries enshrouded Moe. Friends say that they would make arrangements to meet him on a corner at a certain time, and as they pulled up at an empty corner, Moe would emerge from behind a post. Much of his penchant for intrigue evolved from his work as an OSS agent during the Second World War. He was sworn to secrecy and rarely discussed his work behind enemy lines in pursuit of secrets. But some of his amazing adventures are documented in the book, "The Hunt for German Scientists," by Michael Bar-Zohar. Moe was an intellectual of the highest order, apparently, and had a ge>iius for languages. His brother, Sam Berg, a 75-year-old Newark physician, said it is apocryphal that Moe knew 12 languages. "He knew English, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Japanese fluently. That's all," said Dr. Berg. "Unless you count Greek and Latin. But they aren't useful for conversation. And he had a working knowledge of Russian and ..." Moe was a guest on the popular radio show "Information Please," answering questions on everything from astronomy to the Latin derivation of obscure French words. He received some 1,500 letters and was back twice. Once I asked him if he had ever written anything. He said no. A year later I ran across an Atlantic Monthly anthology. And there was a piece entitled "Pitchers and Catchers" by Moe Berg, written in 1946. "You saw it!" he said, when confronted, as if a cheerful riddle had been punctured. "Funny story about that," he said. And told me about Einstein and him. Both, it happened, had articles in that same Atlantic issue. A mutual Princeton friend took Berg that month to see "The Professor," who was then at Princeton. "The Professor made me a glass of tea and played the violin." said Moe. "And he told me, 'Mister Berg,'—he said it in his German accent—you teach me baseball and MOE BERG, left in a 1939 photo, almost arranged to teach baseball to Albert Einstein in return for lessons In relativity. I will teach you the laws of relativity. No, we must not. You will learn relativity faster than I would learn baseball." 1 Moe would talk about how he left baseball tickets for Ethel Barrymore to be picked up under an assumed name. And how she left theater tickets for him for an assumed name. And when he caught for the White Sox, he used a false name at the Chicago public library. He didn't want any fuss made about a baseball player requesting that they save daily the New York Times for him. In 1929, Moe was going to the library each day to see if the Times had yet published the list of those who passed the law bar. Moe had been studying at Columbia Law School during the off season. One day after catching a doubleheader against the Yankees, Berg found the list at the library. And he passed. One of very few to do so. He called his father, Bernard, in Newark. "He was a stern disciplinarian," said Moe, smiling. "I got him on the phone. 'Pa,' I said. 'I passed the bar.' And he said. 'You didn't have to call long-distance. I read the papers.'" There was more to this than just saving on phone bills. "Pa and I detested the baseball part of his life," said Dr. Sam Berg, shortly after his brother's death. "Moe was a barrister, a brilliant lawyer who had been with a prestigious Wall Street firm, who was capable of arguing before the Supreme Court. But he gave it all up because he loved baseball. "He said law was too mundane for him. He had three clients when he died. He consulted with them once a week or so. And that provided him with enough money to live on. But he really didn't give a goddamn for money. He could have been a multi-millionaire. He was in with the Rockefellers and Mellons, and all that crowd. "He wasn't practical. He was like the younger generation they've got today. He loved to gain knowledge, but didn't want to do anything with it. We lived together in four rooms for 25 years. Then three years ago I asked him to leave. All his books and magazines and newspapers had forced me into a corner. "Baseball killed a great law career for Moe. And all baseball gave him in return was his happiness." (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) carried a 4-0 cushion into the ninth. He needed all of it as the Yankees knocked him out and rallied for three runs. But the outburst fell short and the rookie had his victory, just the way Hollywood would have written it. The Tigers' victory, combined with Baltimore's loss to Milwaukee, left Detroit one game ahead of the Orioles in the American League East. Skip Lockwood and Ken Sanders combined for the one- hitter for the Brewers. Lockwood, who also pitched a one- i hitter earlier this season, lasted I eight Innings and Sanders came on in the ninth after the starter walked the first two Oriole batters. Joe Lahoud homered for the Brewers in the sixth after singling and scoring the Brewers' first run in the first inning. NATIONAL LEAGUE You can tell Joe Torre's in a slump because he hit a home run Monday night. Balor Moore, the Montreal rookie who was the victim of Torre's three-run first-inning shot in the St. Louis Cardinals' 4-3 victory over the Expos, might not believe that, but Torre insists it's true. "Matty Alou had it right when he said you can always tell when I'm in a slump because 1 hit home runs," Torre explained. "You can tell by where I hit the ball. When I'm in the groove, 1 hit a lot to right- center." Torre, a right-handed batter, pulled his home run off the concrete facade of the left field < nds following scratch hits by Ted Sizemre and Alou. Lou Brock doubled home what proved to be the winning run in the second inning when Montreal center fielder Boots Day misjudged his line drive. That was all Bob Gibson needed as he stretched both his own winning streak and that of the Cards to six games. He was nicked for a first-inning run thanks to two St. Louis errors and yielded a two-run double to Ron Fairly in the third, but allowed only two more hits the rest of the way. Torre, the National League's 1971 batting champ with a .363 mark, saw his average drop 65 points to .309 in the last month. But he gave a hint that he may be coming out of it when he singled in the third inning ... to right field. Elsewhere, the New York Mets shaded Pittsburgh 42, the Chicago Cubs trounced Philadelphia 11-1. Cincinnati blanked Los Angeles 5-0, Houston clubbed San Diego 147 and San Francisco whitewashed Atlanta 3-0. Pittsburgh's lead in the NL East shrank to two games over New York when Jerry Koosman of the Mets came within one out of his first complete game since last Aug. 30, yielding seven hits and fanning nine. Tug McGraw came on to retire Dave Cash on a pop-up with two on and two out in the ninth inning of a game the Pirates played without Willie Stargell and Roberto Clemente, both suffering from muscle pulls. Bud Harrelson, who doubled and scored the tying run in the sixth, singled home the tiebreaker against Bob Moose in the seventh after Ted Martinez singled and stole second. Harrelson scored an insurance run on Tommie Agee's double. The Cubs, who dropped a three- game series to Pittsburgh over the weekend, chopped a game off the Pirates' lead and closed to within four games when Rick Reuschel, making his first major league start, stopped Philadelphia on six hits. The starfish has no teeth. MOBILE HOME Tiedown Service APPROVED MATERIALS REASONABLE RATES Writ* or Call B & K MOBILE HOME ANCHORING SERVICE & SUPPLY Box 2137 Ph. 665-4455 Pampa, Texas 79065 WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — "Ever since I was • little girl," said Chris Evert, "I dreamed of playing in the Wimbledon championships. And now it's come true." The 17-year-old tennis princess from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was scheduled for her first Wimbledon match today knowing that a crowd of 15,000 was waiting to see her. "I'm not worried," Chris lid. "I was at first, when I was just another school girl. But I'm getting used to the publicity now." The fair-haired American girl has had two weeks of glory in England. First, she led the United States to victory over Britain in the Wightman Cup. Then, last Saturday, she won the Women's title in the London Grass Court Championships at the Queen's Club. Little League Playoffs To Be Staged Tonight A game matching Cabot, winner of the first half, and Moose, winner of the second half, will determine the overall champion of the National Little League Championship tonight at 7:00 at Optimist Park. Cabot won the first half with a record of 7-0, while Moose came on strong in the second half to take the title with a 6-1 record. The winner of the game will advance on to this Saturday night's showdown with the FINAL STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Second Half Team W L Moose 6 1 Cabot 5 2 Celanese 5 2 Dixie 4 3 Duncan 4 3 Fatheree 2 5 Holmes 1 6 VFW 1 6 Season Moose 10 4 Cabot 12 2 Celanese 11 3 Dixie 9 5 Duncan 7 7 Fatheree 4 10 Holmes 2 12 VFW 1 13 AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS Second Half Team W L S&J 5 2 Carmichael-Whatley 5 2 Motor Inn 4 3 Rotary 4 3 One Bull 3 4 Harvester BBQ 3 4 HaralsonOil 3 4 Gibson's 1 6 Season Motor Inn 10 4 Carmichael-Whatley 10 4 S&J 95 One Bull ' 9 5 Harvester BBQ 6 B Rotary 6 8 HaralsonOil 4 10 Gibson's 4 12 playoff winner between the American League champions. Motor Inn and S&J will also play at 7:00 to determine that champion. This game will be played in the American League Park. Losers of the two games will meet in a preliminary game at 6:00 p.m. Saturday while the championship encounter will get away at 8:00. A 14 player all-star squad will be picked from both the American and National Leagues. These players will represent the locals at tournaments to be held next month in Borger and Memphis, Tx. The National all-stars will participate at Borger starting July 17. while the Americans will get wunderway the same night at Memphis. The local program is under the sponsorship of the Pampa Optimist Club and it is the second year in a row that they have participated in the National Little League program after an absence of several years. Last year's American League team advanced all the way to Waco for the state championship series before being eliminated. Hughes Wins Tennis Tourney Jim Hughes defeated Bud Satterwhite of Amarillo, 6-2.7-6, in the finals Sunday of the singles competition of the Men's Over-35 Tennis Tournament. The tourney was sponsored by the Pampa Tennis Club. Jim Carter and Dub Rushing of Lubbock beat Hughes and Jack Wells, 6-2,6-4, in the finals of the doubles competition. Satterwhite and Don Roush of Amarillo won the doubles consolation, besting Dick Stowers and Robert Adcock 6-0, 6-2. Here, in the All-England championships, she is seeded No. 4—behind defending champion Evonne Goolagong of Australia, Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif., and Nancy Richey Gunter of San Angelo, Tex. Miss Evert and Miss Goola- gong never have played each other. But if they win their matches as expected, they will clash in the semifinals. Chris had to play Valerie Ziegenfuss of San Diego, Calif., in the first round today. Miss Goolagong was paired against Marilyn Pryde of New Zealand and Mrs. King faces Sharon Walsh of San Rafael, Calif. Jim Connors, the 19-year- old left-hander from Belleville, III., fashioned the biggest upset on opening day Monday. He eliminated seventh seeded, Bob Hewitt of South Africa 6-3, 97,7-5. Pitzer Wins Quebec Open ROSEMERE. Que.l API—Aided by a birdie on the 12th hole after his bad shot hit a spectator's umbrella and bounced back on the green, Greg Pitzer of Los Angeles won the $16.000 Quebec Open Golf Championship Monday. Pitzer shot a five-under- par 66 for a 54-hole total of 208. Phil Giroux, of Montreal, finished second with a 70 for 213. Jay Dolan, the defending champion from Leicester, Mass., also posted a 70 and finished third at 215. Coldest BEER In Town Ballentine BEER 6 » 99 c W cans f f Minit Mart 2100 Perryton Pkwy. REGoodrich Free 10-day Trial lest drive our finest tire Prove to yourself that Goodrich Lifetavor Radials are unmatched in cornering, unmatched in traction, unmatched in all around dependability! We'll put a set of new lifesaver Radiols on your car for a 10 Day Trial. 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