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uerto Ricans Crazy
or Baseball, Boxing

Jordan Decisions Moyerin 15 Rounds

N JUAN, >P.R.-Puerto Rico
ports-crazy, and the biggest
;ement comes when a_ Puerto
n makes good in the States.
rrently earning the biggest
lines are first baseman Or-
o Cepeda of the Giants and
I junior-welterweight cham-
Carlos Ortiz.
peda, first-stringer for the
rious National League All-
s, is batting a hefty .331, good
second behind Hank Aaron's
The progress of the young
-sacker's average is charted
day in a top-of-the-page
1 shares the baseball limelight
e days with Puerto Rico's oth-
major leaguers: Vic Power of
eland, Valmy Thomas of San
cisco,'Ruben Gomez of Phila-
hia, Arnie Portacarrero of
imore and" Juan Pizarro of
nple headlines read:
zarro Strikes Out Eleven
4lot 2-for5 in Indian Win
ctor Pellot is Vic Powe'rs real
e-all his fans here know him
is interest in Puerto Rican
layers goes beyond newspa-
pages. The average fan down
follows the batting averages,
knows how his boys stand as
iat day.
e interest has been sparked
,rge part by the Puerto Rican
ue, one of the toughest of
winter loops. The fans have
their island-bred heroes play,
they've seen some of the
r stars of the majors.
illy Mays played here a few
ns back, as did Bob Turley.
,st winter one team started
only Cepeda but three of his
a Fial
"an1 r a1

land, Jackie Brandt and


Champ Batters YoUth;
'Judges' Vote Unanimous

Giant team-mates: Willie Kirk-
I saw a game in which hits
by Power helped Brave farm-hand
Lloyd Merritt to a win over Go-
Gomez, incidentally, compiled a
fabulous record down here-13-31
or something of the sort-and
seems to have gotten stale, for
now he can't buy a victory in the
National League.
* * *
BOXING is the other sport in'
which Puerto Rico has made in-
ternational headlines. The base-
ball stadium, about half a mile
from my house, is named for
Sixto Escobar, Puerto Rico's first
world champion.
Escobar,, featherweight king in
1936 and '37, lost his crown to+
Harry Jeffra but took it back a
year later and retired as champion
in 1940. -
He lives in a suburban develop-
ment just east of here, still the
standard by which- Puerto Rican
fighters are measured.
Now young Ortiz holds the reac-
tivated junior-welterweight title,
having defeated southpaw Kenny
Lane of Muskegon on a cut.
Fans here are hoping he will
defend the title (Ortiz has indi-
cated he would prefer to take on
the wily lightweight king Joe
Brown),.and hoping the still slim-
mer hope that he will fight here
again, as champion.
Also making boxing headlines
these days is Cus D'Amato's num-
ber two man, Puerto Rican Jose
Torres. Much of Torres' activity
thus far has been in New York,
where the large Puerto Rican pop-
ulation has seen him progress
easily through a string of D'Ama-
to-picked opponents.
The boy has been getting the
big build-up, in Sports Illustrated
and the New York papers particu-
larly, and as a result is a real
hero to the folks back here at

PORTLAND, Ore. - Don Jar-
dan, constantly boring in, banged
out a unanimous decision over
young Denny Moyer of Portland
to retain his world welterweight
championship last night.


Jordan scored heavily with
hooks and uppercuts and had
Moyer bleeding from the second
round on. By the sixth round it
seemed a question of only whether#
the 19-year-old challenger could
go the distance.
But Moyer pulled up reserve
strength in the closing rounds and
the bout went without a knock-
The closest to a knockdown
came in the eighth round when'
Jordan staggered the hometown
challenger with a series of hooks
that had Moyer holding on.
In that round, as in several oth-
ers, the champion from Los An-
geles knocked Moyer's mouth-
piece out and had blood flowing
freely from Moyer's nose and
Moyer's best weapon against
Jordan was a left jab. Occasion-
ally Moyer also sneaked over a
right cross but it became appar-
ent early that Moyer did not have
the strength to hold off the
Jordan weighed 147, Moyer
Jordan blocked most of Moyer's
rallies but the few occasions when
Moyer punches landed solidly
they seemed not even to bother
the champion. He was unmarked
at the end.
Moyer's face at the end of the
bout was lumpy and bloody.
All the officials scored it as a
lopsided victory for Jordan. The
most rounds credited to Moyer by
any official was five by Judge
Ralph Grumman. The other judge
and the referee each gave Moyer
only three rounds.

The Associated Press did not
give Moyer a round, although it
called four even.
Jordan had to swim off 1/2
pounds before he could make the
147-pound welter limit. He was
over it at the 10 a.m. weigh-in but
had shaved off the extra weight
by a second examination at noon.
Interest in the bout was height-
ened when it became known that
Mickey Cohen, whose reported
underworld connections bring po-
lice attention everywhere he goes,
had visited Jordan at one a.m.

Cohen, who said he had a
casual acquaintance with Jordan
and was interested in the fighter,
sat 15 rows from the ring and
laughed heartily on several oc-
casions as Jordan scored in flur-
ries of hooks and uppercuts.
There was more police surveil-
lance at the fight than is custom-
ary, presumably because of Co-
hen's presence. Both the Portland
police chief and the county sher-
iff said they had been watching
Cohen and principals in both
fight camps after Cohen's pres-
ence here became known.
Moyer was retreating from the
start, trying to pile up points with
long distarce jabs and long right
crosses. He had charge of the long
range fighting but the picture
changed whenever Jordan moved

inside and began whistlingl
and uppercuts at Moyer.
By the sixth round Moyer
and shoulders were red fro:
stingiig blows.
Jordan coasted through
10th and 11th rounds bu
dominated the fight, clear]
fearing Moyer's blows. In
12th, Jordan lost his mouth
but it apparently was fron
force of his own blows as he
a series of hard hooks at I
Moyer took the offensive
trying to cut Jordan'sr
while he was without the
guard. But Jordan, boxing c
ly on defense, avoided dama
For Jordan, it was his 46t1
tory against 11 losses. He nc
won 11 in a row, three since
ning the championship,
For Moyer it was the fir
feat after 20 professional
and it ended Moyer's hopes
coming the youngest welterv
champion on record.
Jordan may get a cra(
middleweight Sugar Ray J
son, Jordan's manager said
the fight.
"We have been offered a
money to fight Robinson,
Don Nesseth.
Nesseth added the offer
Jordan-Robinson fight came
an eastern promoter, but i
to elaborate.

Palmer Leads Golfers

Five Wolverine Swimmers


PITTSBURGH (IP) - The home
folks roared yesterday as Arnold
Palmer of Ligonier, a homegrown j
product of western Pennsylvania
golf, slashed four strokes off the
Field Club's 70 par for a glitter-
ing 66 and the 36-hole lead in the
Western Open Golf Championship
at 133' shots.
Palmer, driving yards beyond
nearly all his competitors, record-
ed an eagle and two birdies on
the three par five holes. He slipped
a shot over par with near-miss
putts on two par fours.
Another local favorite, Mike
Souchak of Grossinger, N.Y., fired
a second successive 67 for a 134
total, one shot behind Palmer.
The first day leader, Joe Camp-
bell of Knoxville, Tenn., struggled
to a one-over par 71 that gave
him 136 strokes, good for a third
place tie with power-hitting
George Bayer, Lemont, Ill.
Campbell's first round 65, a
competitive course record, stood
unchallenged as scores generally



BAASTAD, Sweden (IP)-Amerl-
can players, led by Beverly Baker
Fleitz, yesterday gained the finals
of three divisions of the Baastad
International Tennis Tournament.
The ambidextrous star from
Long Beach,Oalif., routed, Nor-
way's Tone Schimer, 6-1, 6-0, in a
28-minute singles semifinal, and
then teamed with her husband
John to enter the mixed doubles
final. They beat the Los Angeles'
pair of Joan Johnson and Robert
Sherman, 6-4, 6-2.
Miss Johnson and Jeri Shepard,
the United States Public Parks
Doubles Champions, advanced to
the doubles final by defeating Fin-
land's Thelma Salo and Greta
Staahle, 6-3, 6-4.
There's a good chance of an
all-American final in the Women's
singles. Miss Johnson plays the
Swedish champion, Ulla Hult-
crants tomorrow for the right to
meet Mrs., Fleitz in the final
round. In the doubles final to-
morrow the Johnson-Shepard
team will meet Sweden's Solveig
Gustavsoon Gudrun Rosin. The
Swedes beat Denmark's Lise Kaae
Sorensen and Ulla Riise, 6-2,-6-2.
In men's singles; India's Ra-
manathan Krishnan and Chile's
Luis Ayala joined Alex Olmedo
of Peru and Los Angeles and Jan
Lundquist of Sweden in the semi-
finals. Krishnan, who meet 01-
medo tomorrow, downed Sweden's
Sven Davidson, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Ayala
defeated ailing Ulf Schmidt, 6-4,
6-3, 6-3.
Schmidt, suffering from a bad
cold and bedded until match time
by a fever, wore a woolen scarf
around his neck despite the 90-
degree heat.
In the mixed doubles final, the.
Fleitz team will oppose Ayala and
Miss Rise who eliminated Miss
Hultcrantz and Jan Leschly of
Denmark, 7-5, 6-4.
Major League

LOS ALTOS, Calif.-Five Michi-
gan swimmers qualified for the
finals in the 1959 National AAU
Men's Swimming Championships
yesterday and another was upset
in his bid.'
The five varsity nators, Joe
Gerlack, Dick Kimball, Alvaro
Gaxiola, Carl Wooley, and Dick
Hanley will enter the finals of
the three-day meet today.
A surprise in the event was the
failure of Michigan's collegiate
champion Frank Legacki to qual-
ify among the eight finalists in
the 100 meter free style. He was
third in his heat with a time of
1:00.4. Qualifying time for the
event was :58.0 or better.
Michigan diver Joe.Gerlach,
representing the Detroit Athletic
Club, qualified second to former
Ohio State star Don Harper in
the three meter springboard div-
ing event. Gary Tobian of the
Los Angeles Athletic Club placed
Two other Michigan divers qual-
ified in the three meter event.
Kimball qualified fifth and Gaxi-
ola seventh.
"Wooley and Hanley, both repre-
senting the Detroit Athletic Club,
qualified seventh and eighth re-
spectively in the 100 meter free-
In other action, Bill Barton,
Indiana University sophomore,
smashed the meet and American,
records in the 400-meter indivi-
dual medley.
The 20-year-old Barton, repre-
senting the Indianapolis Athletic
Club, surprised himself 'with a
performance of 5 minutes and 19
seconds, a full 9 seconds faster
than his previous best perform-
ance. He beat both the American
record of 5:20.2 by Gary Heinrich
of San Leandro, Calif., and the
5:20.6 meet record by Frank
Brunnell of the Indianapolis AC.
Defending Champion Burnnell
failed to qualify.
Asked why he went so fast in
the trials, Barton replied, "I don't
know. I just thought I was pacing
In the medley the swimmers go
100 meters each in the butterfly,
backstroke, breaststroke and free-
style. Barton's best was the but-
terfly, his specialty.


Winners of the other heats were
Heinrich in 5:22.2 and Ennis
Rounsavelle, Los Angeles AC, in
'Goodwill' Sets
Sailing Pace
LOS ANGELES (M) - The giant
schooner Goodwill-- whose top
mast was ripped off in wind
squalls Thursday night - was
still out front yesterday in the
2,225-mile Transpacific Yacht
Race. But her lead over the sec-
ond-running Chubasco had dwin-
dled to 22 miles.
The 161-foot schooner appeared
to have lost any chance it had to
set a record in the Los Angeles-
'to-Honolulu run.
The Goodwill was preparing to
jibe (turn) when her main top
mast snapped, leaving topsail, top


mast wire guys

and sheets

HUTCHINSON, PAUL HUDDLE-Freddie Hutchinson, left, new
Cincinnati Reds manager, arrived at Cincinnati from the West
Coast and went into an immediate huddle with Reds' general
manager Gabe Paul, right. Hutchinson replaced Mayo Smith,
fired Wednesday by the Redlegs.


Major. Leagues Hold Quick Meeting

CHICAGO (iP)- - The major
leagues yesterday approved again
the inter-league trading rule, then,
announced appointment of a com-
mittee to deal with any group
seeking to establish a third major
The controversial inter-league
measure was approved in a whirl-
wind 14-minute joint meeting, one
of the shortest in major league
baseball histgry.
Commissioner Ford Frick op-
posed the rule when it was first
approved in December and asked
the leagues to reconsider their
action. He said neither the Na-
tional nor the American League
had changed their vote yesterday.
The American voted 7-1 in favor
and the National 5-3.
Passage Not Personal
Frick said he did not view pass-
age of the rule as "anything per-
"I was against it and asked for
reconsideration 'when the presi-
dents of both leagues suggested
we think about the matter alittle
"If they want it, they have it,"
said Frick. "I don't know if it
will work out or not, but I hope
it does."
The new rule allows teams from
the two leagues to trade with each
other from Nov. 21 to Dec. 15
without obtaining waivers on
players involved from member
clubs of their own league.
Frick Likes Group
Frick, one of the seven members
appointed to the committee to
deal with groups seeking a third

of the Philadelphia Phillies; Tom
Yawkey, owner of the Boston Red
Sox; and Arnold Johnson, owner
of the Kansas City Athletics.
Wary of Third League
The owners and representatives
of the various teams were reluc-
tant to discuss the* possibility of a
third league. The general attitude
appeared to be "Let's wait and
see what happens.'
George Weiss, general manager
'of the New York Yankees, and
Johnson felt putting across a
third league will be much more
difficult than some people seem to
think. Both, however, said:

"We're out for the good of base-
ball and expansion."
In other actions, the leagues
approved a formula to allocate
one million dollars for faltering
minor league clubs. The funds will
be drawn from World Series tele-
vision receipts and will be allo-
cated by Bill De Witt who has
handled minor league appropria-
tions in the past.
Also, the two leagues announcedj
that a series of 26 video-taped
major league game will be pre-
sented on a weekly national tele-
vision series next fall an'd winter.

dangling over the deck. Ten crew-
men went aloft and spent eight
hours cutting away the mess.
The Goodwill reported later she
was under sail again and no one
was 'injured. She was running
about 100 miles ahead of the pack
when the accident occurred.
The big schooner was 1,048
miles out of Honolulu when she
reported yesterday. The Chubas-
co was 1,070 miles out and the
Maruffa 1,096. Next among the
leaders were the Kamalii, 1,105;
the Escapade, 1,113; Jada, 1,128;
Criterion, 1,132; Constellation,
1,145; Skylark, 1,156, and Nam
Sang, 1,165.
Two Enter
'Golf Finals
CHICAGO OP)-Marge Lindsay
of Decatur,, Ill., 34-year-old former
Curtis Cup player, and 20-year-
old Jo Anne Gunderson of Seattle
yesterday battled into the finals
of the Women's Western Amateur
Golf Tournament.
They will tee off on the tree-
lined, 6,567-yard Exmoor Country
Club course today, starting at 9:30
a.m. on the 36-hole route for the
meet's 59th championship.
Miss Lindsay, daughter of a
newspaper publisher and winner
of the Western crown in 1951,
eliminated Barbara Williams, 20-
year-old California State Cham-
pion from Richmond, 2-up in yes-
terday's semifinals.
Miss Gunderson, sturdy blonde
who won the 1957 National Ama-
teur title, trimmed Andy Cohn of
Waterloo, Ia., 19-year-old North-
western University sophomore, 3
and 2.
Met Once Before
Miss Gunderson and Miss Lind-
say have met only once before on
the tournament trail. Miss Lind-
say, five-time Illinois State titlist,
trounced the Arizona State physi-
cal education major 5 and 4 in
the second round of the 1958
Trans-Miss at Springfield, Mo.,
and went on to win the champion-
Miss Gunderson, a 250-yard
siege gun off the tees, was one-
under par in eliminating the er-
ratic Miss Cohn. She turned the
first nine in, 2-under-par 35 for
a 4-up margin after firing four
birdies, including birdie deuces
on the 170-yard No. 7 with an 18-
foot putt and the 142-yard No. 9
with a 4-footer.
Miss Cohn, meanwhile, used up
20 putts, including misses of 3
and 5 feet.
Miss Cohn won the long 10th,
in birdie 4 by reaching the green
in two shots and took the 14th
with standard 4 when Miss Gun-
derson got her only 3-putt green.
Missed Three-Footer
Miss Cohn missed another 3-
foot putt on the 15th whic~h woulid

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of Ann Arbor, Michigan CHAPEL AND CENTER
Washtenaw at Berkshire 1511 Washtenaw Avenue
Edward H. Redman, Minister (The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod)
Summer Sunday Evening Series Alfred Scheips, Pastor
"Spectrum of World Problems"D
July 12, 8 P.M. - Some Problems Associated With 4 Sunday at 9:30: Eible Study
Our Increasing Exposure to Irradiation. Sunday at 10:45: Worship Service, with Holy
James V. NedI, Professor and Chairman Communion, withsermon by the pastor, "Zion,
Depatmet o Humn Gnetcs, . o M.Mount of Deliverance."
Department of Human Genetics, U. of M' Sunday at 6:00: Lutheran Student Fellowship Sup
per & Program.
Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:30 "Open House"
LUTHERAN STUDENT CENTER at Center for Summer Session Students.
National Lutheran Council
Hill St. at S. Forest Ave. GRACE BIBLE CHURCH
Henry O. Yoder, Pastor Corner State and Huron Streets
Sunday-9:30 A.M. Bible Study. William C. Bennett, Pastor
10:30 A.M. Worship Service 10:00 Sundy School - University Class.
6:00 P.M. Supper 11:00 "ALL LOVE EXCELLING"
7:00 P.M. Speaker: Prof. Gerhard Lenski, 5:45 Youth Groups.
Dept. of Sociology 7:00 "WHEN FAITH 15 PUZZLED."
Tuesday-7:15 P.M. Discussion Group.-}t Wednesday-7:30 P.M. Prayer Meeting.
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1432 Washtenaw Avenue, NO 2-3580 Wilafn hopo tet
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Night Games Not Included
W L Pct. GB
San Francisco 47 35 .573 -
Los Angeles 48 37 .565 1
Milwaukee 44 34 .564 1
Pittsburgh 44 -39 .530 3'
'Chicago 39 42 .481 7
St. Louis 38 43 .469 8'
Cincinnati 35 46 .432 113
Philadelphia 30 49 .380 153
(See night game results below)
San Francisco at Cincinnati
St. Louis at Philadelphia
Chicago at Pittsburgh
LosAngeles at Milwaukee
W L Pet. GB
Cleveland 44 33 .571 -
Chicago 44 35 .557 3
Baltimore 43 38 .531 3
New York 41 39 .513 49,
Detroit 40 42 .488 6V
Washington 37 43 .463 8M

Russian Press Ignores'
UsMe et


MOSCOW WP) - The sports-
minded Soviet press still was with-
out a word of the impeding duel
yesterday as the 74-member Rus-
sian track and field squad picked
up visas for its trip to Philadel-
phia and the July 18-19 meet with
the United States.
The Soviet men's and women's
teams, plus a doctor, six trainers
and two sports officials, received
visas at the U. S. Embassy. The
squad leaves Sunday morning by
jet plane for Brussels and then
on to New York, arriving early

off the Russian squad. Reports
have circulated that the ailment
may end the championship career
of the double gold medal winner
of the 1956 Oylmpic Games.
Track Aces
Out of Meet
withdrawal of decathlon ace Rafer
Johnson yesterday means the U.S.
trrl nti.....,fipld +anm wxill hp with-

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