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ICAGO (P) - Alex Olmedo, I
ly awaited, arrived from Eu- Pe
yesterday at the National te
ourt Tennis Tournament site, m
never set foot on a tennis
tead, he sped off in a taxi to no
'erry Jones, captain of the cia
d States Davis Cup Team, to
so prepared for a dinner in rot
of Jones and the team, ran
i upset Australia in the chal- J

Misses First Matches

Sikes Leads Qualifying
In Publinx Tournament

nge round last year. Olmedo, of
ru and Los Angeles, was the
am's star, winning two singles
atches and a doubles contest.
He was stopped at the gate when
arrived here because he was
t recognized. Tournament offi-
ls went out to hurry his route
the court and a delayed second
and singles match with un-
nked Gordon Fleming of Flint.
But Olmedo informed them heI

ecerra Plans Fight
o Defend Bantam Title

IEXICO CITY (') - Manager
ncisco (Pancho) Rosales said
night Jose Becerra, who has
ailing leg, will be ready to give
haonse Halimi of France a re-
a match for the world ban-
weight title within the con-,
t period of ninety days.
ecerra won the crown by
cking Halimi out in the eighth
and in Los Angeles last
dnesday night.
osales said he had been mis-
erstood when he said Monday
new Mexican champion could
fight before ninety days. He
he meant this relatively. The
gager said the contract with
chmaker George Parnassus
s for a return bout between
ind 90 days.
:e said he does not want Be-
a to fight at the first of the
lay period but toward the end
[ am completely sure" that
erra will be ready then, he
.. "We have a signed agree-
it, and we will keep it."
octors at the military hos-
1 said Monday that Becerra
a pulled muscle in his left
h and said he should remain
ly inactive for 20 days. The
rnpion" is not in the hospital,
is taking' it easy except for
s to various authorities.
osales, asked about a report
Becerra would fight Ramon
is in Caracas on Aug. 22, said

no definite agreement had been
made for the bout.
He said he talked with a Cara-
cas promoter in Los Angeles
aboutp the possibility of such a
bout but that nothing firm was
Such a fight now is definitely
out of the question, he said, add-
ing "Becerra will not fight with
anyone until he meets Halimi."
Rosales said Becerra may be
able to start training in another
two weeks. He said the Mexican
champ first noted the pain in his
leg while running during train-
ing for the Halimi bout,
Cup Drawings
Moved Ahead
MEXICO CITY (P) - Drawings
to decide the lineup for the Aus-
tralia-Mexico Davis Cup singles
matches have been moved up a
day to Thursday to give Mexico's
most publicized tennis tourna-
ment even more publicity. 7
Drawings were orig in ally
scheduled for 24 hours ahead of
the July 18 opening date, or Fri-1
day. But captain Harry Hopmanj
of Australia. and Captain Manuel
Rincon G a 11 a r d o of Mexico
agreed to hold. the drawing

had to take care of other matters
and could not play. He sped away
without most of the crowd of about
750 spectators learning that the
tournament's star had come and
Officials were disappointed but
said they would welcome him again
today at the suburban River Forest
Tennis Club where he probably
will have to play at least three
matches in a single day.
So will Barry MacKay of Day-
ton, Ohio, who was due in last
night from Europe to start his
competition with a first round
match against unranked David
Nelson of Skokie, Ill.
MacKay phoned tournament of-
ficials earlier yesterday to say he
would be in even later than earlier
anticipated. Both he and Olmedo
had been scheduled. to arrive yes-
terday-one day after the start
of the. tournament.
Sally Moore and Gwyneth Thom-
as, two of the nation's most pro-
mising young women's stars, yes-
terday whipped through first round
matches under a broiling sun.
Moore Takes Turber
Miss Moore, 19, of Bakersfield,
Calif., started slowly in her first,
round match against Sarah Mae
Turber, Evansville, Ind., and trailed.
in the first set' 5-2. Then she
loosened up, uncoiled, rocketing
serves and charged to the net to
humble her foe 7-5, 6-1.
Miss Thomas, 18, Shaker Heights,
Ohio, No. 2 nationally in the girls'
ratings behind Miss Moore, pow-
ered past Judy Peoples of Gary,
Ind., 6-0, 6-1.
The top two women's seeds, Mrs.
Dorothy Head Knode, Forest Hills,
N.Y., and Sandra Reynolds of
South Africa, No. 1 foreign entry,
moved up on first round byes.
Mrs. Knode is trying for an un-
precedented fourth championship
here after retiring the trophy with
her third title last, year.
Men's and women's doubles ac-3
tion begins today. The tournament
runs through Sunday.
Men's singles play has assumed
added importance with the an-
nouncemeit by Perry Jones, United
States Davis Cup Captain, that the

1959 Cup team will be named this
weekend, largely on the basis of
performances here.
Selection will be different this
year with the addition to the squad
of about six of the nation's top
juniors who will have full status
with adult players.
Plans Return
ST. LOUIS (A') - Red Schoen-
dlienst, sawed off bat and all, may
be back in the Milwaukee Braves'
lineup by September as a part-
time performer.
The red-haired second baseman
said so himself yesterday, almost
nine months after being stricken
with tuberculosis.
Schoendienst's own version of
spring training will begin late1
next month with the approval of
Dr. William Werner, his personal
Dr. Werner cautioned that Red
probably won't be able to play
every day in September, but he
said, "I don't expect any restric -
tions on what he can do next
Red said, "I don't know how
much I can play and won't until1
I see how the legs and wind holdI
"Right now I feel I can play
nine innings," added the 36-year-i
old infielder, his freckled face

DENVER (I)-Defending cham-
pion Dan Sikes, 28, University of
Florida law student, sank a 12-
foot side-hill putt for a birdie 4
on the final hole to snare medalist
honors with 69-68-137 in the Na-,
tional Public Links Golf Tourna-
ment yesterday.
Sikes' 68 put him five under par
in the 36-hole qualifying play over
the 6,617-yard par 71 Wellshire
municipal course. The qualifying
play Monday and yesterday
trimmed the starting field of 150
to 64 for six rounds of match play
starting today.
Golfers who shot 150 had to play
off to reach, the match play.
Sikes' putt on the 18th hole
edged him a stroke in front of
Mat Palacio Jr., 43, San Rafael,
Calif., auto salesman, Rich Casa-
bella, 18, Louisville, Ky., and Dr.
Don J. Keith, San Diego dentist
who shared Monday's first round
lead with 67.
Casabella, in the same three-

TENNIS STAR-Alex Olmedo is shown here playing at the
Wimbledon Tennis Tournament in England last month. Olmedo,
is expected to enter the National Clay Court Tournament at
Chicago today after returning from Europe yesterday.

Red Track Stars' Plans Stopped by Rain

vetoed plans yesterday to enter-
tain visiting Russian track and
field stars here.
A boat cruise, a visit to a tele-
vision station, window shopping,
inspection of American homes all
were washed out.
Instead, the Soviet guys and

Goodwill Leads Ifachts
In Trans- Pacific Contest


Chandler Hits Major League Officials

F1RANKFORT, Ky. (fP) - Gov.'
B. (Happy) Chandler took a
all windup yesterday and deliv-
ed a roundhouse wallop at big
ague baseball and some of its
ading figures.
C ommis sioner Ford Frick,
ational League President War-
n C. Giles, and minor league
Iief George M. Trautman all
rew critical comment from the
entucky executive on his .61st
rthday and the eighth anniver-
ry of his retirement as base-
all commissioner. He served
oni 1945 to 1951. ,
"So far as leadership is con-
erned, baseball is bankrupt,"
handler said. "Baseball liquidat-
I the office of commissioner
hen it refused to renew my con-
'act, and got just what the own-
rs wanted when they named pli-
ble Frick."
Attacks Frick
Chandler said:
"Frick knows nothing of base-
ill, and he spends more time in
Laces like Toots Shors than he
oes on baseball matters. He and
rautman are more interested in
olding their jobs, and pleasing
ie major league ownersy than in
elping baseball, the players and
he fans.
"Frick and Trautman end Giles
re just time-servers, all work-
tg for big salaries and big ex-
ense accounts, and accomplish-
ig nothing.
"The office of commissioner

was set up to restore public con-
fidence in baseball, and to pro-
tect the people and the players.
The players have so little support
from, and so little confidence inr
Frick that they had to get their
own representatives to fight for
them. That lack of confidence on
the part of the players would
have caused me to resign - but
Frick is interested only in the
Caliber Slipped
Chandler said the caliber of
major league baseball has slipped
25 per cent in the last few years,
and predicted it will continue to
deteriorate as the minor league
training empire dwindles.
"We have a limit on how little
a fish can be caught," he said,
"but baseball has no such limits
on ball players. They've vetoed
the rule which banned signing of
high school and college players,
and they're paying these huge
bonuses to untried youngsters.
"Major league ball players must
be smart and mature - or at
least mature. But you'll find a lot
of kids up there who just aren't
ready, and a lot of old timers who
should have retired years ago.
Baseball just isn't as good as it
used to be. ,
"They hit a new low last week
when they passed that rule to al-
low inter-league trades without
getting waivers. Frick was against
it, but that made no difference to
the owners. It just shows how
much power Frick has. I just
wouldn't have permitted it, no
matter what the owners wanted."
Rivalries Necessary
On the third major league plan
which is being studied, Chandler
"If baseball is to survive - andI
I think it's headed for destruc-

tion - you must have local ri-
valries. Who cares whether the
Phillies beat Los Angeles or San
Francisco? You can't find out un-
til the next day anyway, if they
play on the coast.
"The three-league answer is to
set up one circuit on the east
coast, one in the mid-west and
one in the far west. It would cut
traveling expenses and set up ri-
valries which do not now exist.
"I also think umpires should be
handled only by the commission-
er, and that they should be offi-
cials of baseball -1 not of the
National and American Leagues.
That would get away from World
Series and All-Star game inci-
dents such as choke-up signs.
Umpires should work in both
leagues during the season."
Start Channel
Swim Season
FOLKESTONE, England A) -
Denis Pearson, 26-year-old South
Rhodesian sergeant, yesterday
swam the English Channel in 15
hours, 36 minutes -- the first
swimmer to make the crossing
this year.
Pearson plunged into the water
off France early yesterday and
waded ashore at Folkestone about
1 p.m. (EST).
The Rhodesian's successful
swim across the 22 miles of water
marked the start -of another Eng-
lish Channel swimming season.
By the end of September about
a dozen swimmers - men and
women - will have added their
names to the list of Channel
swimmers started by Capt. Mat-
thew Webb in 1875.

HONOLULU (A) - Ralph Lar-
rabee's 161-foot schooner Good-
will moved to the front yesterday
as leaders in the Trans-Pacific
Yacht Race neared the finish line.
But because of her handicap,
the Goodwill, only 188 miles from
Honolulu just before dawn, was
far behind in standings.
The handicap leader was the
Chubasco, of Newport Beach,
Calif. The Chubasco was 215
miles from Diamond Head.
Race officials said the leading
boats probably passed Diamond
Head last night or early today.
The record, set by the ketch
Morning Star in 1955, in 9 days,
15 hours, 5 minutes and 10 sec-
The Goodwill, with a crew of
more than 50, had moved well
south of the rest of the fleet,
seeking better winds which
brought her to the front. Most of
the other boats were strung out
northeast of the Hawaiian Island
At the 5 a.m. (HST) roll call,
the schooner Constellation from
Los Angeles was third in fleet po-
sition - 232 miles from Hono-
lulu. The Constellation is skip-
pered by Sally Blair Ames, 19, the

only woman skipper-owner in the
race. She was in seventh place in
fleet handicap standings but in
first place in Class A handicap.
Third in fleet standings was
the Jada, a 56-foot yawl owned
by George Stugis opofNweifthe
by George Stugis of Newport
Beach. She was 336 miles out.
The Honolulu catamaran,
Aikane, which was not allowed to
compete in the race but made the
run anyway, crossed the finish
line at 7:30 a.m. yesterday. Her
time was 9 days and about 221/2
hours. Owner Ken Murphy made
the crossing to show the sea-
worthiness of twin hull cara-
Sox Hire Norman
BOSTON (P) - The Chicago
White Sox yesterday announced
they have hired Bill Norman,
former Detroti manager, for a
special scouting assignment.
Norman was fired as the Tiger
manager early this season and
was replaced by Jimmy Dykes.
The White Sox said Norman
will scout the high minor leagues
for the team.

gals marked time sitting around
the hotel lobby, as did their
American counterparts.
Both teams, however, expected
to work out late in the day --
rain or no - for the weekend in-
ternational track and field meet
between U. S. and Soviet stars.
The Russians spent most of
their time sitting in little groups
talking among themselves. Some
stood outside under a canopy
Watching the people and cars go
by. The hotel is located on a busy
downtown street.
Reporters Gather Stories
The lobby bustled with activity,
too. Interpreters helped reporters
gather information from the
Russians, who, in turn used the
interpreters to gather informa-
tion about all they saw.
"That's Filipe Alou and Willie
Mays of the San Francisco
Giants' baseball team," an inter-
preter told one group of Russians.
The interpreter seemed more im-
In another corner two slim
I nanother corner two slim
Russian pole vaulters plied husky
Don Bragg with questions about
his pole vault technique. The
Russians - Vladimir Bulatov, a
teacher, and Igor Petrenko, a
veterinarian were amazed at

Bragg's size. The former Villa-
nova star at 197 pounds is big fors
a vaulter.
"They were very intense in
their questions and certainly en-
grossed with my answers," Bragg
said. "I think they want to buy
the same type pole I use- to take
home with them."
Excludes Politics '
Asked if they'talked about any-
thing besides sports, Bragg said:
"If 'you mean politics, no. After
all they're here for only a week
and I'm not going to ask them
what they think of Poland.'
They're friendly, cooperative and
interested in track."
Frank Potts of the University
of Colorado, head U. S. coach,
said everything was r u n n i n g
smoothly with Russian coach
George Korobkov. "He's very co-
operative," Potts said.
"The only questions that came
up were on the use of asphalt
runways and the schedule of the
broad jumping event.
"The Russian jumpers are used
to performing on clay runways.
We are getting them needle
spiked shoes suitable for asphalt.
If they like it we'll use the as-
phalt. If not, we'll go back to the
regular runways."

some with Sikes and Keith, holed
out a spectacular No. 2 iron shot
from 200 yards for a double eagle
on the 477-yard par 5 18th.
That gave Casabella a 69 to
match his opening round score.
Keith, missing a 12-foot side hill
putt that curled away at the last
second, finished with 71. Palacio
had 69-69-138. Hal McComas, 24,
Dallas favorite who shot 67 Mon-
day, slipped to 72 and was brack-
eted at 139 with Gene Dahlbender
of Atlanta who shot 70-69.
Following them were Gene Dix-
on, Memphis, 69-72-141; Don Es-
sig III, Indianapolis, the 1957
champion, 72-69-141; Rolf Dem-
ing, Minneapolis, 72-70-142; Ray
Patak, Dallas, 68-74-142; and Al
Benefiel, Denver, 68-74-142.
Dallas won the Warren G. Hard-
ing Trophy for the team champ
pion ship with a three-man ag-
gregate score for the 36 holes of
425. On the team with McComas
and Patak was Gene Towry. San
Francisco was runner-up with 431.
There will be two rounds of 18-
hole matches both today and
Thursday. The semifinals Friday
and finals Saturday are over 36
holes. The winner receives an invi-.
tation to play in the National
Amateur Championship in Sep-
tember without qualifying sec-
Yacht Race
To End Early
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. (A') -
Early afternoon Coast Guard re-
ports indicate leaders in the
Marblehead-Halifax, N. S. yacht
race might finish last night, ear-
lier than expected.
Because of limited visibility in
fog; the, Coast Guard cutter Yak-
utat could not tell which craft
Was in the lead.
The 43-foot yawl Aquila, owned
by George H. Clowes Jr., a Woods
Hole, Mass, doctor, was sighted at
noon headed northeast, tabout 24
miles off Liverpool, N. S.
The Aquila was carrying a spin-
naker and rode a 10-knot, south,
southwest wind. Visibility there
was 300 yards.
The Aquila is a Class C craft,
much smaller than any yachts
sighted in the area so far. Her
position indicated that larger
boats are near enough to Halifax
for an evening finish.



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Milwaukee 46 36 .561 1
Los Angeles 49 40 .551 %
Pittsburgh 47 40 ,540 2%
Chicago 42 44 .488 7
St. Louis 41 44 .482 7V2
Cincinnati 37 49 .430 12
Philadelphia 31 52 .373 16%
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Chicago 10, Milwaukee 5
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W L Pct. GB
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Chicago 48 36 .571 -
Baltimore 45 41 .523 4
New York 42 43 .494 6%
Detroit 42 45 .483 7 4
Washington 40 44 .476 8
Boston 38 46 .452 10
Kansas City 36 48 .429 12
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