A roundup of the sports information of the week

July 05, 1965
July 05, 1965

Table of Contents
July 5, 1965

Fast Teen-Agers
Mission For L.B.J.
How To Serve
  • By Bill Talbert

    If you have the ability to throw a ball and the patience to practice, you can learn how to hit the most important stroke in tennis. Learn to hit it well and you are going to be hard to beat

Ranking Family
Hardest-Hitting Snead
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

A roundup of the sports information of the week

BOATING—No one was any finer than 58-foot DYNA in the Annapolis-to-Newport race. Clayton Ewing's aluminum-hulled yawl, which once raced 1,000 miles without a rudder, completed the 468-mile course in 66:18:42 to win the event for the second time.

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After the fourth day and the 44th race on Lake St. Claire, the UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND was declared the North American collegiate sailing champion. San Diego State finished second.

FENCING—ALEX ORBAN won the national amateur saber title and led the NEW YORK ATHLETIC CLUB to the team championship at UCLA. JOE ELLIOTT of Los Angeles won the épée and ROBERT RUSSELL, a New York garment cutter, took the foil. JANICE LEE ROMARY repeated as the women's foil champion, and the SALLE SANTELLI fencers—two New Jersey school teachers and two secretaries—won the women's team trophy.

FOOTBALL—The EAST beat the West 34-14 in the All-America game in Buffalo as San Francisco 49er rookie Ken Willard (North Carolina), voted the Most Valuable Player, gained 133 yards in 18 carries and New York Jet $200,000 Quarterback John Huarte (Notre Dame) threw two TD passes and scored once (page 16).

GOLF—Fun-loving RAYMOND FLOYD shot rounds of 66-70-65-69 to win the $100,000 St. Paul Open with a 14-under-par 270, four strokes ahead of second-round leader Tommy Aaron and Gene Littler. It was the third time in 13 weeks that Aaron, who has never won a tournament, blew an early-round lead. His explanation: "My game isn't good. That makes it hard to hold on for four days."

South African COBIE LeGRANGE shot a nine-under-par 279 in wild and woolly weather to win the Pringle of Scotland tournament at Barnton. Bernard Hunt was second, three shots back, and a tired Kel Nagle, runner-up in the U.S. Open a week earlier, staggered in 15 strokes behind LeGrange.

The hotshots of college golf made a mighty splash in the NCAA championships at Knoxville's Holston Hills Country Club as they came up with two holes in one, 10 eagles, 41 subpar rounds and, along the way, a ball hit into the swimming pool. Team winner, for the ninth time in 10 years: the UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON. Individual winner: Houston's MARTY FLECKMAN, with a seven-under-par 67-68-72-74—281.

At last, precocious, six-time Pee Wee champion ROBERTA ALBERS has a title to talk about. The Floridian, now 18 and a freshman at the University of Miami, won the women's collegiate championship by defeating Rhonda Glenn 12 and 11 in the 36-hole final played in Gainesville, Fla.

Blonde CAROL MANN (6-foot-2, eyes of blue), shooting a 211, finished three strokes ahead of Marlene Hagge (5-foot-2, eyes of brown) to win the 54-hole Lady Carting Open in Ellicott City, Md. French Amateur titlist Catherine Lacoste, playing in her first U.S. tournament, finished ninth with a 223.

HARNESS RACING—Happy in the worn leather hopples he raced in at home, New Zealand-bred ORETI ($4.70) outlasted fast-moving Cold Front in Roosevelt's $25,000 Duane Hanover Pace to win by a neck. In his previous U.S. race the homely-looking gelding had performed badly in plastic American hopples.

With the once-invincible Ayres laid up with a serious leg injury, BIG JOHN ($7.60), driven by Eddie Wheeler, won the fourth leg of the Harness Tracks of America Trot by a head over Speedy Rodney.

Pigeon-toed RACE TIME ($3.20) coasted to a 20-length victory in the $80,731 National Maturity at Washington Park when his closest competitors in the field of 4-year-old pacers were trapped by a series of spills on the final turn.

HORSE RACING—Twenty years after quitting Suffolk Downs and a job mucking out stalls. Trainer Eddie Neloy returned to the Boston track with full pockets, high hopes and the million-dollar stallion, Gun Bow. But Neloy's return was ruined. His bay was upset in the Massachusetts Handicap, losing by a nose to Christiana Stable's SMART ($10.80).

With 111-pound Walter Blum, 19 pounds of lead and a seven-pound saddle on her back, 5-year-old AFFECTIONATELY ($4.10) won her sixth New York stakes of the season, the Vagrancy Handicap, by a head over Sought After.

The day after purchasing a one-third interest in MEADOW COURT from Canadians Max Bell and Frank McMahon, Bing Crosby saw the colt, with Lester Piggott up, go off the 11-10 favorite and race to an easy two-length victory in the Irish Sweeps Derby in Kildare.

The Queen Mother, whom British racegoers refer to as "Queen Mum," watched WHISTLING SEA ($16.50) become the first horse from the western prairie to win the Queen's Plate, North America's oldest horse race (106th running), at Woodbine in Ontario.

MOTOR SPORTS—JIM CLARK whipped his Lotus into the lead at the start of the Grand Prix of France and held his position to the end of the 200-mile race by averaging 89 mph on the twisty 40-lap course in the Auvergne Mountains. It was Clark's third Grand Prix win and it put him 10 points in the lead for the world driver championship.

Sideburned JIM HALL and his partner, Hap Sharp, rode side by side in their Chevrolet Chapparals during the final lap of the 200.1-mile Watkins Glen road race and. by prearrangement. Hall edged forward at the finish to win the event with a 99.11 mph average.

TENNIS—UCLA psychology major MIMI HEN-REID, the 20-year-old daughter of actor Paul, defeated Wellesley's Nadine Netter 6-1, 1-6, 6-1 to win the U.S. women's collegiate tournament in Greensboro, N.C.

Bobby Goeltz of Landon School in Bethesda, Md. took his second straight national interscholastic title by defeating schoolmate Dick Dell (the 17-year-old brother of Davis Cupper Don) 6-l, 2-6, 6-2, 6-2.

TRACK a FIELD—BILLY MILLS edged 19-year-old GERRY LINDGREN by inches in the six-mile run as both broke Ron Clarke's world record by 6.2 seconds with a 27:11.6 in the National AAU championships in San Diego (page 14). Another teen-ager, JIM RYUN, upset Peter Snell and Jim Grelle in the mile and posted the fastest time ever by an American—3.55.3. Snell finished in 3:55.4, followed by Grelle (3:55.5) and Czechoslovakia's Josef Odlozil, whose time of 3:57.7 was the 187th under four minutes since 1954. OTIS BURRELL high-jumped 7 feet as did Ed Caruthers and Bill McClellon, a 17-year-old New Yorker just out of DeWitt Clinton High, but Burrell had the fewest misses and was declared the winner. For the ninth time in 10 years, HAROLD CONNOLLY won the hammer throw, setting a meet mark with a 232-foot, 1-inch heave. Other winners: Czech LUDVIK DANEK in the discus (205 feet, 7 inches, a meet record); BOB SCHUL, the three-mile run (13:10.4, a meet and citizens' mark); GEORGE ANDERSON, the 100 (9.3); ADOLPH PLUMMER, the 220 (20.6); OLLAN CASSALL, the 440 (46.1); MORGAN GROTH, the 880 (1:47.7); GEORGE YOUNG, the 3,000-meter steeplechase (8:50.6); WILLIE DAVENPORT, the 120-yard high hurdles (13.6); REX CAWLEY, the 440-yard hurdles (50.3); JOHN PENNEL, the pole vault (17 feet); RALPH BOSTON, the broad jump (26 feet 3½ inches); ART WALKER, the hop-step-and-jump (53 feet 1 inch); BILL FLOERKE, the javelin (258 feet 7 inches) and JOHN McGRATH, the shot put (63 feet).

France's MICHEL JAZY lowered the world two-mile mark by 3.8 seconds to 8:22.6 and, along the way, the 3,000-meter record by two-tenths of a second to 7:49.0 as he beat Ron Clarke by 14 yards in Melun, France. Two days later, at the Saint Maur Stadium near Paris, Jazy ran the third leg on a French 6,000-meter relay team that clipped nine seconds off the world mark for the event with a 14:49.0 clocking (Gerard Vervoort 3:41.8, Claude Nicolas 3:44.2, Jazy 3:40.8, and Jean Wadoux 3:42.2).

An old Olympian, 32-year-old PHIL MULKEY, gained the U.S.T. F.F. decathlon championship in Gainesville, Fla. by accumulating 7,008 points—225 more than the 20-year-old runner-up, Harry Winkler of the University of Florida.

For the fifth year in a row PAT DANIELS WINSLOW, the blonde, 170-pound wife of a San Mateo, Calif. policeman, won the U.S. pentathlon title, with 4,399 points, in Lafayette, Calif.

MILEPOSTS—INJURED: Poland's Olympic foil champion, EGON FRANKE, when a foil broke and pierced one of his lungs, during practice in Bydgoszcz for this week's world championship.

SOLD: the BOSTON CELTICS, pro basketball's finest team, to Ruppert-Knickerbocker, which advertises its product as New York's finest beer, for $3 million. The main effect of the sale, according to Coach Red Auerbach: "We'll have Knickerbocker beer in the dressing room."

DIED: ADIOS, 25, sire of the swiftest harness horses in the world, of laminitis, in Meadow Lands, Pa. (page 18).