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Five Cities in New Continental League,
leven Others Show Interest in Circuit

NEW YORK (IP--A third major
baseball league was formed yes-
terday to operate in 1961 with
five foundin gcities - New York,
Houston, Toronto, Denver and
Minneapolis-St. Paul. At least
three more will be added later.
William Shea, chairman of
Mayor Wagner's New York Base-
ball Committee, announced at a
press conference the founding of
the circuit, to be known as the
Continental League.
Shea said there will be a mini-
mum of eight cities, and perhaps
more, in the league which will
play a 154-game schedule. He
listed 11 additional cities that had
expressed interest. They were
Buffalo, Montreal, Atlanta, New
Orleans, Miami, Indianapolis,
Dallas-Fort Worth, San Diego,
Portland, Seattle and San Juan,
Puerto Rico.
The new league hopes to have
two or more franchises definitely
lined up by Aug. 18 when .the
founders meet with Commissioner
Ford Prick's seven-man commit-
tee from the existing majors.
Expects Cooperation
"I look forward to the fullest
cboperation of the National and
American leagues and expect a
program will be initiated at our
Aug. 18 meeting to bring the Con-
tinental League into the structure
of major league baseball," said
Shea. "We are therefore proceed-
ing on the basis of complete and
unqualified cooperation of the
two existing major leagues."
Prick in his Radio City office
said he had been aware that the
founders were meeting.
"We are going to sit down and
M1iajor League
W L Pet. GB
Chicago 56 40 .582 -a
Cleveland 56 40 .582 -
Baltimore 50 49 .505 7%
New York 48 49 .495 8%
Kansas City 47 49 .490 9
Detroit 48 52 .480 10
Washington 43 55 .439 14
Boston 41 55 .427 15
Kansas City 7, Washington 6
Boston 4, Cleveland 0
Baltimore 5, Detroit 3.
Washington at Kansas City (N)
New York at Chicago (N),
Boston at Cleveland (2-N)
Baltimore at Detroit (N)

talk with them," he said. "At that
time we will discuss the whole
situation. Apparently they now
have set up their organization."
Met ThreeTimes
Frick said he had met with
Shea three times and talked to
him several times on the phone.
In additio nto Frick, the com-
mittee includes President Warren
Giles of the National League,
President Joe Cronin of the
American League, National League
owners Lou Perini of Milwaukee,
and Bob Carpenter of Philadel-
phia and American League owners
Tom Yawkey of Boston and Ar-
nold Johnson of Kansas City.
The Continental League met for
the last three days, adopting a
constitution and setting up pro-
cedures for screening and quali-
fying other cities for membership.
Credit Shea
As Big Man
Behind Loop
NEW YORK (') - Bill Shea,
the driving power behind the em-
bryo third major league, is a dy-
namic, highly-articulate 52-year-
old with a jutting, you-bet-I-will
jaw and a convincing manner.
A native New Yorker, he was
graduated from Georgetown Uni-
versity in the 1930 class. He min-
imizes his athletic accomplish-
ments there, but modestly admits
he played football and basketball.
Since his graduation he has be-
come a markedly successful law-
yer, and he's now a senior partner
in the firm of Manning, Hollinger,
and Shea.
His choice for the job of head-
ing the committee appointed by
Mayor Robert Wagner of New
York to bring another major
league club to the city was a nat-
ural, although he did not promot-
ing himself in that direction.
Interested in Sports
"I always was interested in
sports, and particularly baseball,"
he says. "My firm was attorney
for the Brooklyn Dodgers and the
Brooklyn Trust Company, and we
also handled the bid for George
McLaughlin, Brooklyn financier,
when he tried to buy the New
York Giants."
Shea says that his efforts to
form a new league are strictly a
labor of love.
"I haven't received a cent of;
expenses," he says. "I've paid all
my traveling expenses, everything.
"I got to thinking that a city,
such as New York should have,
more than one major league club.
Then I realized that there were
many other cities over the coun-
try that deserved major league
baseball and were in a position to
handle such franchises."l

It also made plans to comply with
the request from Senator Ke-
fauver to appear before an anti-
trust subcommittee in Washing-
ton July 31. Each founding, city
put up $50,000 and reportedly is
prepared to invest as much as $2,-
Result of Demand
"The Continental League is the
result of increasing demand of
cities in this country and Canada
for major league baseball," said
Shea in a mimeographed state-
"Not only New York, since los-
ing the Giants and Dodgers, but
many other cities have done
everything in their power to ob-
tain franchises in the two exist-
ing major leagues without success.!
By trial and error it developed
that the only way to provide ma-
jor league baseball for an increas-
ing number of communities on
this continent was to form a new
major league."
The chief backers of the new
New York franchise already had
been identified as Mrs. Joan W.
Payson, sister of John Hay Whit-1
ney, American ambassador to
Great Britain; Mrs. Dorothy Kil-
lam of Montreal and Dwight Da-
vis, son of the donor of tennis'
Davis Cup.
Associated with the principal
backers are G. Herbert Walker,
Jr., William Simpson and Donald
Grant. Mrs. Payson owns a sub-
stantial amount of stock in the
San Francisco Giants. Grant, her
representative, is a director of
the Giants.
The Houston backers were list-
ed *s the Houston Sports Asso-
ciation with Craig F. Cullinan, Jr.
as chairman. Toronto was repre-
sented by Jack Kent Cooke,
owner of the Maple Leafs of the
International League. Denver's
backer was Robert L. Howsam,
owner of the Denver club of the
American Association. The Min-
neapolis-St. Paul joint operation
was represented by Wheelock
Whitney, Jr.
Civilians Enter
Pistol Contest
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (P)--Three
civilians entered in the National
Pentathlon Championships being
held here, took the top three places
in the pistol shooting event yes-
Rogert Miller, a Seattle, Wash.,
school teacher firing his .22 caliber
pistol at turning silhouett targets,
garnered 197 of a possible 200. Only
three points from a perfect score,
Miller was warded 1040 points to
win the third of five pentathlon
Miller moved into the top posi-
tion in overall ratings with 3032
points, while Pvt. Paul Pesthy,
Sunday's leader after 41 bounts of
epee fencing, was dropped to fourthI

Star Game
AL Hurlers
BOSTON (P) - Casey Stengel
apparently is determined to pre-
vent another American League de-
feat when the All-Stars of both
circuits meet again in Los Angeles
next Monday.
The Yankee pilot has replaced
three pitchers and added three
outfielders to the American League
squad announced yesterday by
league president Joe Cronin.
Named to the pitching staff for
the second game are Billy O'Dell
of Baltimore, Cal McLish of Cleve-
land and Camilo Pascual of Wash-
ington. They replace Whitey Ford
of Stengel's Yankees, Jim Bunning
of Detroit and Billy Pierce of Chi-
The three dropped hurlers were
used in the first all-star game at
Pittsburgh July 7 which the Na-
tionals won 5-4 with a ninth in-
ning outburst climaxed by a mighty
triple by Willie Mays of the San
Francisco Giants.
Squad Limit Raised
With the squad limit raised to 28
players from 25, Stengel.has added
these uy chasers, Gene Woodling
of Baltimore, Roger Maris of Kan-
sas City and Bob Allison of Wash-
The rest of the squad is the same
that appeared in Pittsburgh with
pitchers Bud Daley of Kansas
City, Early Wynn of Chicago, Ryne
Duren of New York and knuckle-
bailer Hoyt Wilhelm of, Baltimore
rounding out the hurling stay.
They were on the Pittsburgh game
The infielders are Harmon Kille-
brew and Roy Sievers of Washing-
ton; Luis Aparicio and Nellie Fox,
Chicago; Pete Runnels and Frank
Malzone, Boston; Vic Power, Cleve-
land; Gil McDougald, New York.
Bill Skowron of New York was
named on the original list of in-
fielders but is out of action for at
least 30 days because of a broken
wrist suffered Saturday in Detroit.
No replacement has been an-
nounced for Skowron.
Williams in 15th Game
Veteran slugger Ted Williams of
Boston, on an All-Star squad for
the 15th year, is on the outfield
list with Harvey Kuenn and Al Ka-
line of Detroit, Mickey Mantle of
New York, and Rocky Colavito and
Minnie Minoso of Cleveland.
Behind-the-plate duties will be
handled by catchers Sherm Lollar,
Chicago; Yogi Berra, New York,
and Gus Triandos, Baltimore.
Stengel's new. set of coaches
will be Harry Lavagetto of Wash-.
ington and Frank Crosetti of the

Rawls Wins Top Honors
In Mount Prospect Open


-Daily-Peter Anderson
REPAIR FIELDHOUSE ROOF - Workmen are repairing the
gaping hole in Michigan's Yost Fieldhouse caused by the May 11
storm. The repairs are slated for completion in mid-September.
Hickey Appointed Coach
To Replace NC's Tatum

Betsy Rawls yesterday won the
$20,000 Mount Prospect Women's
Open Golf Tournament by one
stroke over her roommate on the
ladies PGA circuit, Mickey
Miss Wright, 24-year-old
National Open champion from
Bonita, Calif., blew a chance to
tie on the final hole when her
second shot, a pitch from the
rough, went into a trap.
She exploded out to the fringe
of the green. Her putt from there:
hit the cup 15 feet away and
bounced out. The bogey five gave
her a final round of 35-37-72 for
a 292 total.}
Seventh Tourney Win
Miss Rawls, the 31-year-old
LPGA champion from Spartan-
burg, S. C., captured her seventh
By Jap Meet
SYDNEY (A)-The fast swims
of Japanese and American stars
in meets in Japan the past two
weeks have. greatly impressed
Australia, rated the world's top
swimming nation.
The Sydney Daily Mirror made
the overseas swimming perform-
ance its page one lead story under
the heading: "Threat to our swim
It said: "New world record
times by Japanese and American
swimmers have ended Australian
dominance of the sport. During
the past 14 days both Americans
and Japanese have set up phe-
nomenal times."
Australian swimming c o a c h
Frank Guthrie said that on times
there was not one men's event
Australia was certain of winning
at next year's Olympic Games in
The Sydney Sun reported the
weekend swims of Japanese Tsu-
yoshi Yamanaka under the head-
ing: "World record- swim orgy."
It added: "Improvement by the
Japanese will give Australia's top
swimmers every incentive to train
harder next summer to insure
they retain supremacy at. Rome.
Japan has a great reserve of good

University of North Carolina yes-
terday appointed genial assistant
coach Jim Hickey as head football
coach under a three-year contract.
Hickey, a proven head coach in
his own right before moving to
North Carolina three years ago,
succeeds Jim Tatum, who died last
Thursday night from an over-
whelming virus infection.
The three-year contract calling
for an annual salary of $12,000
came as a surprise to most ob-
servers who figured the school to
name an interim coach, tlen select
a name coach.
Appreciates Opportunity
"Of course I appreciate this op-
portunity," Hickey said. "It is one
I have always wanted. My only
regret is the circumstances under
which it has come about."
Referring to Tatum, Hickey con-
tinued, "We have lost a guy who
perhaps cannot be replaced."
Hickey, noting that Tatum had
mapped extensive plans for the
1959 season before his death, said
he planned no change in the
coaching personnel or in Tatum's
Sees Good Team
Hickey agreed with this yester-
day. He said, "I think we have
got the best team we've had since
I've been at North Carolina. It cer-

tournament of the season with a
finishing 34-38-72 for 291, five
strokes under 37-37-74 par for
the 72-hole distance on the com-
pact 6,421-yard Mount Prospect
The winning award of $6,500 -
biggest prize ever presented in a
women's tournament - gave Miss
Rawls a total of $19,654 for the
year. It put her within easy reach
of the all-time money-winning
high of $20,235 set by Marlene
Hagge in 1956.
Runner-up money was $2,100,
boosting Miss Wright's booty to
Fay Crocker, 45, Montevideo,
Uruguay, three-putted the 17th
hole for a bogey five and finished
with 34-38-72 and 293. Third
place money was $1,400.
Suggs Takes Fourth
Fourth place and $1;100 went to
Louise Suggs who fired a 35 and
then slipped to a 40 for 75 and
295. At 296, worth $920, was Bev-
erly Hanson. She and Miss Rawls
were tied for the lead after 54
holes with 219, but Miss Hanson
faltered with a 36-41-77.
Miss Wright, who started the
final round with a 220 tally, drew
abreast of Miss Rawls on the 12th
hole. Betsy was short of the green
,and took three taps from the edge
for a bogey six. Mickey birdied
by chipping three feet from the
Mickey parred the next two
holes, then birdied the 14th with
another fine approach. Mean-
while, Betsy missed a 4-foot putt
and took a bogey four on the
Fith four holes to play, Mickey
let Betsy by two strokes. Betsy
birdied the 15th and parred the
next three. Mickey parred the
15th and bogied the 16th because
of a trap - leaving her needing
to par the last two holes to tie.
She got her regulation four on
the 17th, then blew her chance
with trap trouble on the 18th*
Settle Claims,
Champ States
GOTEBORG, Sweden (W)-Ed-
win Ahlquist, advisor of heavy.
weight champion Ingemar Jo-
hansson, said last night there will
be no negotiations about a world
title rematch until all questions
are fully settled about the income
of the last Johansson-Patterson
Ahlquist, at a press conference
said promoter Bill Rosentohn is
going back to the United States
today to get a complete rundown
on the income of the world title
match in Yankee Stadium June 26.
"Not until Rosensohn has re-
turned with that account will we
discuss the terms for a rematch,"
Ahlquist said.
Ingemarm Johansson, sitting
next to Ahlquist, replied to a
question that he was ready to
fight Patterson on September 22
"if a match is arranged for that
The heavyweight champ said
he would prepare for the next
fight in much the same way as
he did for the last one.






W L Pct. G
San Francisc* 55 43 .561
Milwaukee 52 43 ,547
Los Angeles 55 46 .545;
Chicago 49 48 .505
Pittsburgh 49 50 .495
St.' Louis 47 '51 .480
Cincinnati 44 54 .449 1:
Philadelphia 40 56 .417 1,
Cincinnati 8, St. Louis 3
Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 2
Philadelphia at San Francisco
St. Louis at Cincinnati (N)
Chicago at Milwaukee (N)
Pittsburgh at Los Angeles (N)


6 a


Oriole itter hips Jetroi45-2

tainly appeared so in spring prac-
Hickey; 39, was graduated in
1942 from William and Mary where
he was a tailback. A native of
Springfield, Pa., Hickey was head
coach and athletic director at
Hampden-Sydney College in Vir-
ginia for five years before joining
the North Carolina staff in 1956,
the year Tatum left his successful
reign at Maryland to"return to
his alma mater.
Maple Leafs
MONTREAL (A') -International
League President Frank Shaugh-
nessy yesterday blasted players on
the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball
team after a report they had voted
unanimously against playing in
Havana again.
"I don't care what they said or
did," Shaughnessy said, "we've got
a schedule to play out and we're
going to play it."
The Toronto Telegram reported
the Leaf players signed a petition
refusing to play in Havana after
a Rochester and a Havana player
were shot and wounded there Sun-
day during a celebration of Prime
Minister Fidel Castro's July 26th
revolutionary movement.
Shaughnessy said he had no
official word of the vote, which
the Telegram says was taken in
Richmond, Va., after a game be-
tween the Leafs and Virginians
But, he said, the players "had no
right to make any statements un-
til they knew the facts and none
of them was in Havana at the
He said George Sisler, general
manager of the Rochester Red
Wings told him after the team re-
turned from Havana that "it was
a one - day celebration and he
would not hesitate to return to
Havana with his team if they were
scheduled there."
Fern Dubois, general manager
of the Montreal Royals, declined
to comment on the situation in
"I'll want to talk to our man-
ager Clay Bryant, about it," Du-
bois said. "But I don't expect to
have any comment for a couple of
The Royals have been on the
road for the past'two weeks, re-
turning here for a game tonight.

" I

Apache Wins First Place
In Ma ckinac Yacht Race.



-Apache, Class B winner, yes-



By The Associated Press
DETROIT - Gene Woodling,
who will be 37 next month, drove
in all of Baltimore's runs yester-
day in a 5-2 victory over the De-
troit Tigers.
The Orioles' outfielder hit a
bases-loaded homerun in the
third inning and drove in another
tally with an eighth inning single.
The ageless slugger has dirven
in his team's last nine scores. His
offensive show yesterday pulled
the Orioles out of a skid that had
produced six defeats in seven
games, and dealt the Tigers their
second loss in the last seven
Woodling's home run, his 13th,
followed a pair of singles, a force-
out and a walk. He hit it off Jim
Bunning, who has made 27 goph-
erball pitches this season and 87
over the last 22 seasons.
Billy Loes made his 16th save,
pitching three hitless innings in
relief of starter Skinny Brown.
Loes got into a seventh inning
jam on two walks, but squirmed.
out and retired the last eight bat-
ters in succession. He struck out
three in his brier stint.
Barry Shetrone, a 21-year-old
outfielder up from Vancouver,
made his first major league ap-
pearance, starting in centerfield
for the Orioles. The youngster
collected two hits in four trips
and scored two of the Baltimore


Washington took a 6-5 lead in
the fifth on an exchange of grand-
slam homers and held it until the
eighth when Frank House and Joe
Demaestri singled in the tying
and winning runs.
Roger Maris hit Kansas City's
grandslammer in the third and
Mary Throneberry equaled it in
the fifth. Until the eighth it
looked as if Harmon Killebrew's
leadoff homer in the fourth would
prove to be the winning margin.
The Senators drew first blood
with a second inning run on Bob
Allison's pop fly back of third, an
error by Dick Williams who over-
threw first on Jim Lemon's
grounder and Clint Courtney's
sacrifice fly.
Red Sox 4, Indians 0
CLEVELAND - Jerry Casale
gave only three hits in pitching
the Boston Red Sox to a 4-0 vic-
tory over the Cleveland Indians
last night in the opener of a five-
game series.
The loss dropped the Indians to
a tie with the idle Chicago White
Sox for the American League
The victory, the seventh against
six losses for the hard throwing
right-hander, was the first for
Boston on the current western
trip and snapped a six-game los-
ing streak. The Indians had won
five straight.
Casale struck out three batters
and walked five. The only hits off'

run in the second inning when
Dick Gernert led off with a single,
moved to third on two walks and
scored on a force play at second
base. They added another in the
third on a single and a double
and made it 3-0 on Jackie Jen-
sen's leadoff homer into the left
field stands in the fourth.
Reds 8, Cards 3
CINCINNATI (A') - A three-
run homer by skinny shortstop
Johnny Temple headed an erup-
tion of Cincinnati hitting last
night that sank St. Louis' Cardin-
als, 8-3.
The Cards got to Bob Purkey
for five hits and all three runs in
the fifth inning.
But otherwise,the moon-faced
veteran had little trouble hold-
ing sway over the Cards, striking
out three men and walking two.
Four Cardinal pitchers tried
their luck, but were shelled by 11
hits, four of them for extra bases.
Starter Wilmer Mizell, knocked
out of the box for the second
straight time by the Reds this
season, took the loss.
Former Redleg George Crowe
led off the Cards' scoring with a
double, took third on a wild pitch
and scored on Hal Smith's single.
Don Blasingame's following triple
and Joe Cunnnigham's single
drove in the next two markers.
But the Redshstretched their
lead to 7-3 in the home half of

Joey Jay, the 6-4 right-hander,
held the staggering Pirates to five
hits as the Braves inched past the
Los Angeles team by two percent-
age points and to within a game
and a half of first place San
Milwaukee, which had dropped
eight of nine games before the ar-
rival of Pittsburgh at County Sta-
dium last Friday, has a 52-43 mark
for a .547 percentage. Los Angeles,
idle as was San Francisco, is 55-46
with a .545 mark.
Stopped on three singles for six
innings, the Braves jumped on
right hander Ronnie Kline in the
seventh to pull out the victory.
Pittsburgh had gone out in front
2-0 with runs in the third and
sixth innings.
Wes Covington started the up-
rising by lining a single to right
for his second hit and advancing
to third on a safety to center by
rookie Lee Maye. Johnny Logan
then worked his way aboard with a
walk to fill the bases.
Del Crandall, battling to shake
off a batting slump, then smashed
a drive off third baseman Don
Hoak's glove, scoring Covington
and Maye and sending Logan to
Jay was called out on strikes
and Crandall stole second as an
attempted pickoff on Logan was
too late. Bobby Avila, the Ameri-
can League castoff, then tripled
off the right field wall and scored

terday was adjudged winner of
the overall title in the annual
Port Huron to Mackinac Island
Yacht Race.
The Apache, a 45-foot sloop
owned by Wilfred Gmeiner, fin-
ished the race with a corrected
time of 39:43.11 for the 235 mile
race up Lake Huron.
Second in overall competition
was Last Straw owned by Dr. Da-
vid Holden of Chicago. Last
Straw finished second to Apache
in Class B with a corrected time
of 39:50.19.
Class C honors went to Vashti,
a Detroit boat owned by John
Detwiler. The 25-year-old boat
finished with a corrected time of
Gypsy, a 54-foot sloop owned
by Charles Kotovic won the Class
A crown. Clayton Ewing's defend-
ing champion Dyna was second
in Class A with a corrected time
of 41:48.02. Hilaria was third with
The Class D crown winner was
to be announced later when the
rest of the 85 boat starting fleet
finished the race.
Last Straw's skipper, Clarence
(Moon) Baker, was responsible
for Apache's victory.
The judges originally had Last
Straw timed at 44:28.18 and
39:40.19 but added 10 minutes to
the times at Baker's insistence.

"I'd like to win the race but
not that way," Baker said.
The hassle over the exact time
the Last Straw finished developed
shortly after she and the Apache
crossed the finish line. Both Baker
and Gmeiner contended the judges
made a mistake in clocking the
Last Straw and demanded that
the times be changed. The judges
at first declined to do so but then
agreed at Baker's insistence.
"We don't want anything we
didn't earn," Baker said.
The Last Straw and Apache
crossed the finish line shortly aft-
er the speedy 87-foot yawl Sabre
zipped in, first.





Bicycles 'Built for Two'



TOM JOHNSTON, age 28, height 5' 10", eyes brue,
occupation . . . Sports Editor radio Station WOIA.
Find this man Tuesday, July 28. Reward . . * 90
dollars in cash.

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