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Bob Rosburg Wins
I Neil Andersen
Observer, La Grande, Ore.,
Chicago Ups League
United Press International
.Thirty .shapes up toduy as the
"magic number' which could give
the Chicago White Sox their first
'. pennant in 40 years.
..That National League raco is
still as tight as a can of sa-dines
but 11 victories in their last 12
games have the White Sox going...
going.. .and perhaps very soon
. "gone" in the American League
'. The red-hot White Sox stretched
2 their latest winning streak to six
- games and opened up a three
. game lead Sunday when they
" swept a doubleheader from the
Washington Senators, 3-2 and 9-3.
Z The losses stretched the Sena-
tors' losing streak to 16 games
Z two short of tiieir club rccoru
" and four shy of a IcaHiic mark
share by three teams
- With 52 games left, the White
7 Sex :can reach the 92 - victory
. mark by winning 30 games and
losing 22 for a .577 pace. The
J second place Cleveland Indians
then would have to go at a MO
pace to tie. The New York Yan
2 keest. A mere 42 out of 52 or
.808 woudl be enough Is i.
- i- No Break in NL
. -There'!' no sign of a major
break in the National league
i where the Snn Francisco Giants
I Points In Two
' Members of the La Grande
Swim Club's "traveling squad"
who appeared Thursday and Krl
day at the Spokane meet fared
well in, competition at The Dalles
Recreation Meet Saturday.
Mike Challis. who earned two
third place trophies at Spokane
in tho 100 and 50 yard freestyle
events, took two seconds at The
Dalles, in the backstroke and
, Art Samson, who won fifth in
the 100 yard freestyle at Spokane
and gained the finals in the 50
yard freestyle, took the 100 met
er freestyle, 13 14 division, and
was second in the 200 meter
brcasstroke at The Dalles.
Jennifer Smith, fifth in the
junior women's 100 yard back
stroke at Spokane, placed sec
end i nthc 100 meter backstroke.
1516 division, at The Dalles on
Mike Jones, who went unplac
ed at Spokane, wen thirds in the
100 meter freestyle and 100 meter
backstroke, 13-14 divisions, at
The Dalles. 9
The La Grande contingent
scored 25 points at the Spokane
t 4ors CUT THREE
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: day halfbacks Joe Helland of
Arizona Tempci State, mid
J Frank Bailey of Rice and lino-
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retained their half -game lead
with a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh
Sunday. The Los Angeles Dodgers
moved back into second with a
4-3 decision over the Philadelphia
Phils and the Milwaukee
Braves are only a game behind
San Francisco despite their split
with the St Louis Cardinals. The
Cardinals won the first triumph.
The Indians bounced back from
a 5-4 Winning loss to beat the
Baltimore Orioles, 6-3, the Yan
kees downed the Kansas City Ath
letics, 7-5. and the Boston Red
Sox scored a 5-4 win ' over the
Detroit Tigers in other AL games.
The Cincinnati Reds beat the
Chicago Cubs. 2-0. in the other
The White Sox scored their 26th
one-run victory of tho season
when lliey tallied two runs in the
ninth inning of their opener and
then breezed to an easy win in
the nightcap with the help of key
doubles hy John Romano and
Rookie sensation Willie McCov
ey did it again with a two-run
homer and Willie Mays did it for
a change with a clutch double as
the Giants handed the Pirates
their 12th setback in 14 games.
Homers Kaye Phillias '
Homers by Duke Snider and
Charlie Ncal were the big blows
for the Dodgers who rallied for
three runs in the fifth to givo
reliever Larry Sherry his second
Ken Buyer singled for his fourth
hit and then went the rest of the
way around the bases on errors
by Hank Aaron and pitcher Don
Mc.Mahon as the Cardinals pulled
out a ninth-inning win over Mil
waukee. The Braves came back
in the nightcap with a 12-hit at
tack. Tito Fruneona, who went 7-for-B
and raised his average to .416
during the doubleheader, hit a
three-run ninth-inning homer to
give Cleveland's Gary Bell his
11th win in the nightcap. The
Orioles won the first game in 10
inuinijs when rookie Barry Shet
rnne tallied from third on a
"Baltimore chop" single by Willie
Klston Howard drove in four
runs with a double and two sin
gles and Yogi Bcrra had three
singles to lead the Yankees' li
Jackie Jenseu's three - run
eighth-inning homer brought the
Red Sox from behind and gave
Ike tVlotk his seventh win after
Paul Fcylack carried a five-hitter
into the ninth.
Rookie Jay Hook and veteran
Brooks Lawrence combined in a
five-hitter as the Reds won their
sixth game in seven starts.
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MINNEAPOLIS UP1 Bob
Rosburg, the new PGA champion
who finally won "the big one
I've been looking for," wasn't
sure today whether his triumph
came on merit or "little Jerry's
Little Jerry is the 43-year-old,
five-foot, five-inch, 138-pound Jer
ry Barber, who blew the PGA
championship Sunday when he
begeyed the last two holes.
"1 gave the tournament away."
Barber said. "When I put my
approaches on the last two holes
in sand traps, I blew it."
But he didn't take anything
away from the bespectacled Ros
burg, who with three children,
ages eight, seven and six, wanted
to win "a big one" in the hope
he will get a good job with a golf
club so he will be able to spend
more time at home, rather than
travel the tournament golfing
"When you shoot a 66 like Bob
did, you deserve to win," Barber
said. "But when it looked like I
had frosting on the cake going to
the 17th hole, it turned out to De
. Started Strakts Behind -Rosburg,
who bas been making
his living playing golf since he
turned professional in 1953, was
hit six strokes behind the leading
Barber going into Sunday's final
round. But that four-undcr-par 66
gave him a 72-hole total of 277,
one stroke better than Barber and
Doug Sanders. ' Sanders, one
stroke behind Barber ping jnto
the final round, carded a two-over-par
72 for the second place
champion Dow Finster
wald was fourth at 280. He shot
a fourth round par 70. Tied for
fifth at- 281 were the favored
Mike Souchak, whose nutter failed
him again. Bob Goalby and Ken
Venturi. Next at 282 came Sam
my Sncad and Cary Middlecoff.
Souchak 'Come in with a t hoover-par
74 and, with only six
players left in the field, there
were only . three golfers in the
running Rosburg, Barber and
Sanders, who was in the tour
nament on a pass, shot a final-
round 72. He lost his chance when
he three-putted from 22 feet on
the 17th hole. - . .
Souchak weet out of the running
when he bogeyed three of the
first four holes: '
Closed Cap Early
At the nine hole turn, Rosburg
had picked up those six strokes
on Barber by going out in 30
against little Jerry s 36.
So going to the 10th Rosburg
and Barber were all even. Ros
burg was in the clubhouse when
he heard that Barber had parred
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SHRINE QUEEN Kristine Ann Kenny, Pendleton,
will reign over the eighth annual Shrine East-West All
Star Football game to be played in the Round-Up Stad
ium August 22. Kristine has been treated in the Shrine
Hospital in Portland and still receives outpatient treatment.
Stewart lundqren Paces Swim
Club At The Dalles Meet
Paced by the sparkling perfor
mance of Stewart Lundgrcn, who
Von firsts in the breaststukc,
freestyle and backstroke, 11-12
division, the La Grande Swim
Club scored 83 points Saturday
at The Dalles Recreation meet to
place well up among the team
Team scores and standings arc
not tallied for the meet.
Other first place winners for
La Grando were: Leury Dodson
1(1 and under girls division, in
the 50 meter backstroke, and
Art Sampson, 13 14 division, 100
Individual performances for
10 and under division Ncls
Osterholm, fifth, and Mike Sater.
sixth, in the 50 meter freestyle;
Hal Carman and Barbara Gray
went unplaced in the finals.
Laury Dodson, first, and Barbara
Gray, sixth, in tho 50 meter back
stroke; Mike Perrine, fourth.
and Nels Osterholm, fifth, in the
50 meter backstroke. . '
11-12 division Stewart Lund
gren, first in the 50 meter breast-
stroke; Stewart Lundgrcn, first
and Ken Chrusoskie, fifth, in the
50 moter freestyle; Katie Shorb
sixth In the 50 meter freestyle;
the 16th. It looked like Tiny Jerry
was home free. He needed only
two pars to win. But he took two
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freshness in (Eddn
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Stewart Lundgren, first and
Ken Chrusoskie, fourth, in the 50
meter backstroke. .. j
13-14 division Mike Jones, third
and Tim Dodson, sixth, 100 me
ter backstroke; Art Samson,
first, and Mke Jones, third, 100
meter freestyle , Art Samson.
second and Tim Dodson, third
200 meter breaststroke.
15-16 divlslonJeonifer Smith,
second, 100 meter backstroke
Mike Challis, second, and Rolfe
Pitts, unplaced, 100 meter back
stroke; Mike Challis, second, and
Kolfc Pitts, unplaced 100 meter
backstroke; Mike Challis, sec
ond, 100 meter freestyle.
The closest race of the meet
was the final event on the pro
gram, the 15-16 boys 10O meter
ficcstyle. Mike Challis, who has
chased The Dalles' Nathan Fran
cis in four years of competition
but never succeeded in catching
him, took the lead from the start
and at the turn was leading
Francis, in second place, by four
Fifteen yards from the finish
Fiancis began to overhaul Chat
i; and. amid a screaming throng
of fans -and teammates, .i1' the
tail two inches ahead of Challis
in the time of 1:06.2. Challis was
timed in 1:06.3.
La Grande's next meet is the
District Championships this Sat
urday afternoon in La Grande.
There were thrills and chills
aplenty ior spectators at Sunday's
itock car races at the JC Speed
way. Jim Zanelli was the day's top
driver capturing-the Trophy Dash
nd the fourth heat race then
coming back to grab th- A Main.
The Jack Ricker family had a
good day too. Jack finished sec
ond in the B Main to Ray Mohni
and Lucille Ricker captured the
special Powder Puff deby.
De Lay Christensen, Pendhton.
turned in the fast time of the day
in time trials driving car 81.
Jerry Williams in car No. 2
iterally drove off with the first
heat race. Williams jumped into
the leading during the first lap
and steadily widened the gap to
win going away.
Lloyd Anthony drove car No.
00 to victory in the second heat
beating off the challenge of Dick
Bill Turner raced away with
the . third race and Jim Evers
The fourth eat race produced
the day's closest finish. Ken Hall
lead during the first part of the
race until Bud Inglert piled his
car into the railing. Zanelli and
Hall had dueled for the lead up
until this time. The cars were
restarted alter the wreck and
Zanelli zoomed into the lead.
Jeff Griffin, Pendleton, driving
car No. 18 stayed close to Zanelli
until the final turn. Griffin got
inside Zanelli's Car No. 0. The
cars raced for the finlstt line with
Zanelli winning by a foot.
Twelve cars went to the post
in the A Main and when the dust
had cleared only six were still
Zanelli once more got into the
lead and Jim Evers was hot on
his tall. The two cars continued
to battle for top spot throughout
the race. j
Zanelli gradually increased his
lead and captured the 30 lap event
Three cars went to the post in
tho Powder Puff special. Lucille
Ricker lead all the way. Betty
Williams ' finished second and
Myrna Woodcll was third.
Trophy Dash: Jim Zanelli, 0;
Bud taglebcrt, S; De Lay Chris-
1st Heat: Gerald Williams, 2.
2nd Heat: Lloyd Anthony, 00.
3rd Heat: Bill Turner, 45.
4th Heat: Jim Zanelli, 0.
B Main: Ray Mohni, 96; Jack
Ricker, 9: Robert Wilhelm, 69.
A Main: Jim Zanelli, 0; Jim
Evers. 77; Jeff GrCfin, 18.
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fop By Double Loss
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The Portland Beavers, who had
a brief look at first place in the
Pacific Coast League during the
weekend, returned home tonight
to open a series against red-hot
Portland went into first place
by one percentage point Saturday
nicht by walloping Salt Lake City
15-5 In a game which saw the
Beavers score nine runs in the
first inning. '
But the Beavers.were dumped
out of the top spot Sunday by
losing a double-header to Salt
Lake City, 6-1 and 4-1. Portland
is now 14 games behind pace
San Diego defeated Vancouver
twice Sunday 3-1 and 5-4 to move
its winning streak to nine straight
Sacramento moved back into first
and Phoenix took Seattle 5-4 in
the other game.
George Perez held Portland to
three-hits in the first game and
Hugh Pepper scattered 10 hits to
the Beavers in the second at Salt
The Portland pitching losses
went to Tom Gorman and Art
San Diego, which once was at
the top of the PCL before crash
ing ' to seventh place on the
strength of two months of brutal
baseball, is now only three and
a half games back in a tie for
fifth place with Phoenix. Seventh
place Spokane is only five off the
Steve Jankowski and Dee
Fondy provided the Padres with
the batting punch that enabled
them to sweep their pair with
The Solons banged out 12 hits
off five Spokane hurlers in re
gaining first place. Bob Perry
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