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for Friday Night
The annual La Grande All-Comers Swim Meet, previously
.postponed because of cold weather, will be held at 7 o'clock
Jfriday night this week, La Grande Swim Club coaches an
... :; The meet is open to all boys and girls of the area up to 16
years.' Contestants will be divided by age groups, 10 and
under, 11 and 12, 13 and 14, and 15 apd 16. '
l'.- Ribbons will be awarded to the first six place winners in
each event and any new pool re-
By FREP DOWN
United rest International
"'" They always Raid It couldn't be
'done but Sandy Koufax can
make "rival batsmen look like
'Worse hitters than ho is.
:' It's no mean trick, too, when
Jfou consider that the 23-year-old
isputhpaw sncedballcr thinks noth
ing of striking out 10 times in a
i row or going a full season with
ojie or two hits.
It's a joke, son', when he's hit-
tin' but it's not so funny when
'Sandy is pitching and getting
the bull anywhere near the plute.
Koufax, a Brooklyn-born $20,-000-bonus
baby who once sprained
an ankle when ho "tripped over
the foul line", at Ebbets Field,
looked like he finally is coming
of age as a major league pitcher
Monday night when he struck out
IS batters while pitching the
Dodgers to a 6-2 victory over the
Shy of Dean's Mark
Koufax' performance fell one
strikeout shy of the National
League mark set by Dizzy Dean
in 1933 but he did earn a couple
of lines in the record book:
The 16 strikeouts snapped the
major league record of 14 for a
night game previously held by
Johnny Vanden Meer, Bob Feller,
Bob Turley and Sam Jones.
.The total of 16 strikeouts in
one game also equalled the all
time mark by a left-hander-shared
by Kube Waddell, Nun
Itucker, Jack Harshmun and
At the same time tho total
equalled . the club single-game
strikeout record held by any
Dodger pitcher in this case,
Mucker, July 24, l'JO'J.
Koufax struck out at least one
bntter in every inning up to the
ninth. Three strikeouts in the fi
nal frame would have set a new
major league mark, two would
have tied Feller's existing record
and one would have lied Dean's
N.L. mark. But ho couldn't get
Clinch Win In Fifth
The Dodgers clinched the vic
, lory when they scored three runs
In the fifth inning, the key blows
being a two-run single by Oil
Hodges and a run-producing sin
gle by John Roscboro. The Dodg
ers made only nine hits compared
to 10 for the Phillies but they
got seven walks. Eight Dodgers
struck out, the game total of 24
for both clubs equalling a major
Mickey Muntle drove In six
runs wijh two homers and a trl
pic to lead the New York Yan
kecs to an lt-6 victory over the
Kansas City Athletics and rookie
Kddie Fisher won his major
league debut as the Son Francis
co Giants downed the Pittsburgh
Pirates, 4-1, in the only other big
Mantle sent the Yankees off
winging with a two-run homer in
the first inning, tripled with two
aboard in the fifth and connect
ed for his second two-run homer
in the seventh. Bill Skowron also
homered for the Yankees to help
roller pitcher Bobby Shantz win
his second game.
Fisher yielded only three hits in
seven innings and Al Worthinglon
cleaned' up in the eighth nnd
ninth for the Giants, who handed
Ron Kline his fourth loss by scor
ing four runs in the seventh inning.
Mr. and Mrs. Morris Kcuhn
returned homo Thursday evening
ufter spending two weeks in
Alaska visiting members of their
family and fishing. Mrs. Lawrence
Nedrow 'managed the store in their
absence with the assistance of
their son Larry.
John Rysdnm Jr. enjoyed his
eighth birthday party Thursday
afternoon with 20 boys his own
age attending. H received many
gifts, and the boys report a won
Elgin firemen were called to tho
Western Stud mill Friday after
noon about S o'clock when smoko
started coming from the sawdust
fuel bin. No blaze resulted from
the smoke,' and with the firemen
standing guard Tor a spoil, the
smoko also quit, '
cords will be recognized providing
tho record breaker swims against
competition. ' " '' 1
' Interested boys and girls are
asked to sign up for events at the
start of the meet at th Veterans
Memorial Pool. Entrants will be
limited to three individual swim
ming events, plus relays and
Decision to hold the All-Comers
Meet this Friday was made last
night wh?n plans to hold a home-and-home
meet scries with the
strong Selah, Wash., club fell
Events scheduled for the Fri
day night meet are, by age groups:
10 and under boys and girls
freestyle, hrcaststrokc, backstroke
and butterfly, all 25 yards.
11-12 boys and girls freestyle,
breaslstroke, backstroke and but
terfly,1 all 50 meters.
13-14 boys and girls freestyle
and breaststroke, 100 meters:
backstroke and butterfly, 50 met
ers; Individual medley, lfiO yards;
200 meter freestyle. ' ' '
15-16 boys and girls freestyle,
breaststroke, backstroke and but
terfly, loo .meters: individual med
ley, 100 yards; 200 meter free
style. 16 and under boys and girls
diving, 1-meter board, 5 dives
Belays for all age groups boys
and girls I GO yard freestyle and
ICO yard medley relays.
Pool length Is 40 yards and eight
float rone lanes comprise the
width. Signup will start promptly
at 6:40 Friday night at tho pool.
Delayed because of one post
ponement, several cancellations
and inability to . agree on dates
with prospective opponents, the
La Grande Swim Club competitive
swimming schedule for the sum
mer was onnounccd today by
George Chnllis, meet director.
The schedule includes the ap
pearance here of the strong Bois?
YMCA team, the Washington Open
AAU championships at Pasco and
tho Oregon Open AAU champion
ships at The Dalles, as well as
the Junior Olympics at Portland
on two successive weekends.
The schedule follows:
June 18, Thursday, llermiston,
June 26, Fridny, La Grande All-
Comers Meet, 7 p.m.
July 2. Thursday, Pendleton, nt
Ln Grande. 7 p.m.
July 8 or 10, Wednesday or Fri
day, four-way meet between
Boise, llermiston, Pendleton nnn
La Grande, at La Grande. Date
of this meet to' be confirmed.
Time: 7 p.m.
July 17-18. Friday and Saturday,
Washington Open AAU champion
ships at Pasco.
July 23. Thursday, open, nt La
Grande. To be announced if op
ponent is found.
August 1, Saturday. Recreation
Commission Meet, at The Dalles.
August 8, Suturtluy, Eastern
Oregon Swimming & Diving
Championships, at La Grande,
Time: 1:30 p.m.
August 1516. Saturday and Sun
day, Oregon Op'-n AAU champion
ships, at Tho Dalles.
August 21-22, Friday and Sat
urday, Junior Olympics, short
course, at Portland.
August 28-20, Friday and Sat
urday. Junior Olympics, long
course, at Portland.
September 8-7, Sunday and La
bor Day. Luke Oswego swim meet,
at Lake Oswego. Dates to be con
firmed. : ' ' '
Beavers Swat Bees
Motilities, Suds Win
LITTLE BUT MI3HTY ,
Ted Sidor helps Gary Fincher get ready for action.
I Neil Andersen
Observer, La Grande, Ore., Tues., June 23, 1959 Page 2
SPORTS ACTION FOR LOCALS
SETS RAPID SUMMER PACE
noSTON iu'P! The American
League lies recalled Umpire Bob
Stewart from the Amcricnn Assn.
where he had been on option. The
contract of Umpire Frank Tabac-
chl was assigned by the major
circuit to the American Assn.
MECHANIZED RELIEF CORPS
MILWAUKEE (UPH-The Mil
waukee Braves will have a mech
anized relief corps beginning to
night. Bullpen hurlers Wll! arrive
from their center field shelter on
RIDES THREE WINNERS .
BOSTON (UPI i Jockey Warren
Snyder had three winners at Suf
folk Downs Monday. Snyder's tri
ple included Puzzler. Sunglittcr
ami Massacre in the feature race.
APPOINT HEAD COACH
CINCINNATI (UPIl-Ed Dolier
ty, former Boston College star
quarterback, has been appointed
head football conch at Xavier Unl- j
versity. lie replaces ex-tenmni.ilei
Harry W. "Mick" Connolly. I
The summer grows hotter and
so does sports action for local
In golf yesterday, Wendy Mo
berry lead local qualifiers in the
state junior golf championships
in Portland. Miss Moberry fired
an 88 over the Columbia-Edge-water
Three other girls from La
Grande also participated in first
day action. Maureen Devaney
shot a Ul, Susan Schriver a 107
and Denise Wagner, 108.
Gordon DeVore shot a 100 to
pace tho efforts of the boys rep-
tescnting La Grande. Murph
Karns putted and pitched for a
114 and Lurcn Fihn shot a 12!).
Bobby Lyman, Elgin, got a 47
for nine holes.
Local littlo league action con
tinues at the high school field
in the mornings. Practice hours
were changed too because of the
The boys will be grouped this
Week by ability and position and
then assigned to teams. This is
Rifle Match Honors
Harvey Mutch of F.ntcrprisc
walked off with top honors in a
smallbore rifle match held in
Springfield June 14. Mutch scor
ed 11!)7 of a possible 1200 points
with 83 X s or hits in a small
circle inside the bullseyo while
besting 37 topflight marksmen.
Charlie Smutz of La Grande
won the Expert division with
score of lli)2 in the meet sponsor
ed by the McKenzic Rifle and
Guy Davis, Enterprise and
Charles Bowles, Pendleton, also
were entered but did not place
in any event.
fad MacMllRRAY-Jean HA6EN
mo j nenne
"GOOD DAY FOR A
t insure that no one team will
be overloaded with "stars."
With the jamboree only five
days away, the sluggers seem to
have the advantage over pitchers.
Yesterday s practice was high
lighted with several long pokes
by the pre-teen players.
Tentative plans arc being made
for a banquet and trophys at the
end of the season. In addition
to championship trophies for
each winning team there will be
trophies for the outstanding bat
ter, pitcher, and most improved
player In each league.
Two All-star teams will be se
lected at the end of the season
in each league and a best of
three series held climax action
for the summer.
The Shriners' Hospital an
nounced the lineups for their
fifth annual East-West game in
Portland August 25.
From the area around La
Grande six players were selected.
Gary Marr from Enterprise was
the only back named. The five
linemen nominated to the East
si(uad are Ellis Cheney. Elgin,
Frank Fruilts, Cove, David Hock
ett, Joseph, Clifford Johnson,
Wallowa and Ronald Itobinson.
Trainer for the East squad
will be Archie Dunsmoor of EOC
in La Grande. Named as manag
ers of the team were Ron Walk
ur.d David Wylde, both of La
United Press International
A six-run outburst in the fifth
inning powered the Portland Bea
vers to a 6-4 victory over the Salt
Lake City Bees Monday night in
the opening game of a Pacific
Coast League series. The win was
Portland's second in 10 contests
with the Bees and left the Bea
vers in fourth place.
Winning his fourth game in sev
en decisions was Art Houttemaii
He was relieved by Howie Reed
in the ninth inning when the Bees
scored one run and had the tying
runs on base with only one out,
The loser was Hugh Pcnner who
now is 5-5.
Beavers Ice Game
Salt Lake opened the scoring in
the fourth frame when Carlos
Bernier singled to score Keri
Toothman from second base. The
Salt Lake lead was short lived.
however, as the Beavers came
back in the fifth to put the game
on ice with the six tallies.
The fireworks started when Len
Noal and Houtteman singled and
Milt Graff walked to load the
bases. Consecutive singles follow
ed by Charlie Secrest, Russ Sny
der and Jim Greengrass. At this
ooint Salt Lake manager Larry
Shepherd took Pepper out and
brought in reliever Dave Wicker-
sham who was greeted with a
triple by Clarence Moore.
Bernier's single in the sixth
drove in two Salt Lake runs and
narrowed the score to 6-3 and R.
C. Stevens narrowed the gap to
6-4 in the top of the ninth when
he hit his second round tripper of
the season for Salt Lake.
The significance of sound relief
pitching was brought sharply into
play last night.
In all three scheduled contests,
bull penners played paramount
Darrell Martin turned in a per
fect ninth inning relief stint to
choke of a San Diego threat and
give tho last place Seattle Rain
icrs a 2-1 victory over the Padres.
Howie Reed came onto relieve
Art Houtteman in the ninth in
ning to save a 6-4 decision for
Portland over Salt Lake. Connie
Johnson saved Fred Besana's
win as he worked three-plus in
nings as Vancouver beat Phoenix,
Ma-tin, appearing in his 22nd
game this season, was the most
spectacular. Ho came with the
bases loaded, nobody out and
with Seattle leading, 2-1.
He got Bill Renna to line to
shortstop for the first out. He
fired a .third strike past Al Jones
and then made Bill Hunter ground
into a force play to. end the
Jay Hook, who pitched eight in
nings of good baseball, was cred
ited with his seventh win against
six defeats.' . .
Seattle pushed across tho win.
ning tally in the fourth when Dee
Kondy and Buddy Carter singled
and Hook belted a sacrifice fly.
Salt Lake had already scored
one tally on Art Houtteman when
Reed came into put down the
threat. It was Portland's second
STIFF LAW TO STAY
SYDNEY, Australia (UPD Aus
tralia has refused to relax the
stiff quarantine laws prohibiting
importation of horses from over
seas. At present, only horses from
New Zealand or the United King
dom may enter Australia without
a: six-months prior residence in
the United Kingdom.
A magic carpet might seem to be a pleasant mode of
travel; actually, we understand they're rather drafty.
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win over the Bees in nine at
tempts this season.
A six run outburst gave the
Bees their margin of victory in
the fifth inning. Houtteman, the
winner, is now 4-3.
Fred Besana Wild
Fred Besana hit a wild streak
in the sixth inning which caused
Jchnson to be called in from the
bull pen. Besana hadn't given up
any runs and Vancouver led 5-0,
but the Mounties, who are now
only one and a half games be
hind Sacramento, played it safe.
Johnson was able to hold the
lead though he did give up home
runs to Bob Speake and Roger
Veteran Joe Frazier, out with
injuries for much of the season
and hitting around .150, hit his
first homer of the campaign and
a single to drive in two Mountie
runs. Ray Barker hit three singles
to also contribute heavily to the
' Major League Standings
United Press International
W L Pet. GB
38 28 .576
38 30 .559
San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 1
Los Angeles 6 Phila. 2. night
(Only games scheduled.)
W L Pct.GB
New York 11 Kansas City 6, night
Only game scheduled.)
Pacific Coast League
W. L. Pet. GB
Sacramento 40 30 .571
Vancouver 39 32 .549
San Diego 36 33 .522
Portland ' 33 32 .508
Spokane 35 34 .507
Salt Lake 34 35 .493
Phoenix 30 40 .429
Seattle 30 41 .423
Vancouver 5 Phoenix 2
Portland 6 Salt Lake 4
Seattle 2 San Diego 1 '
(only games scheduled) .
Oregon Sixth .
In NCAA Golf
EUGENE (UPD Oregon's PCC
champion Webfoots led northwest
teams going into today's second
and final round of NCAA . team
golf championships here.
Oregon, with Tom Jakobsen
shooting a three-under-par 6. was
in sixth place with a team total
of 289, five - over - par. Defending
champion Houston appears well
on its way toward capturing a
fourth straight title.
Seattle University was 10th with
297. and Oregon State held down
11th spot at the end of Monday's
action with 299.
University of Washington was
tied for 16th pla.ie with Princeton
at the end of the first round ac
tion with 304. The University of
Portland was in 18th place with
308 and Idaho held down 19lh spot
Oregon State's Larry Copple fol
lowed Jakobsen in the Northwest
individual race with a one-un:ler-par
70. Leighton Tuttle of OSC
and Ed Pearsall of Seattle had
Other Northwest scores includr
73: Chuck Hunter, Oregon and
Perry Overstreet, Washington
74: Tom Shaw and Keith Gu
brud, Oregon; Bill Warner, Se
attle; Jerry Mowlds, Portland;
Gary Congdon, Washington.
75: Clint Names and Jim Shaf
ro. Washington. ,
Freese Remains As
PCL's Top Hitter
SAN FRANCISCO (UPD -George
Freese, 32-year-old Port
land slugger, held onto his Pa
cific Coast League batting lead
desnite a drop from .351 to .340
during the past week.
Big Steve Bilko continued his
lead in the runs batted in depart
ment with 58.
Willie McCovey, 21, of Phoenix,
was tied for the leadership in
home runs. With veteran team
mate Bill Wilson at 15.
Eddie Fisher's 10 wfns for
Phoenix was still thd top pitching
record in the league, although the
young hurlcr has moved up to
the San Francisco Giants.
Best earned run average for
pitchers going 70 innings or more
was held by Dick Hall of Salt
Lake City with a nifty 1.47 in 12
NAME ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
CHICAGO (UPD Loyola Uni
versity has named head basket
ball coach George Ireland to suc
ceed Rev. John Bieri, S.J. as ath
letic director of the school. Ire
land, who will remain as court
coach, has led Loyola teams tn
97 victories and 94 losses in eight
' CHATHAM. N.J. (UPD Floyd
Patterson, though razor sharp at
the finish of his training, still
leaves openings in his peek-a-boo
defense that could be disastrous
Thursday night if. challenger Inge
mar Johansson really has a dev
astating right fist.
Peeking from behind his gloves
and forearms, held well up before
his face, the heavyweight cham
pion attempts to slide in under
an opponent's left jab and launch
his terrific hooking combinations
at close quarters. But, as he
comes in, he breaks out of the
peck-a-boo to throw the first hook
and sometimes leaves his face
Find Four Openings
Four men, none of them with
Johansson's reputation as a punch
er, found that opening during Pat
terson's professional career and
floored him, without doing him
They were Jacques Royer-Crecy
of Franc?, amateurish Pete Rade
macher, middleweight Jose Tor
res (in "training camp) and Roy
And the openings may be more
apparent than ever before, be
cause the sometimes cautious Pat
terson is eager for an impressive
"killV-He. admits he'll be shoot
ing for public recognition as a
good, champion-agoing all, out to
win public approval.
Pictured At Ordinary
"I'm not criticizing the sports
writers," he said today. "They've
pictured me as a very ordinary
champion. They had two reasons
for that. They considered my four
challengers bums, although I did
not. But I'll admit I didn't help
the situation much because I
wasn't sharp for any of those" de
fensesnot sharp like I was when
I knocked out Archie Moore.".
It's a big question whether Jo
hansson has enough explosives in
his right to knock out Patterson
whose only defeat in 36 fights was
on a questionable decision to for
mer light-heavyweight champion
Joey Maxim in 1954.
Ingemar says, "No man can
stand up when I hit him with my
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