Blue Island Sun Standard (Newspaper) - December 29, 1960, Blue Island, Illinois
Martinez Starts First Local Ping-Pong Tourney For School Teen-Agers
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For tho first time in Blue Island all the teen agers attending school (grammar, high or college) will be able to meet periodically for competition in the sport of ping pong.
Jesse Nares Martinez, of 2711 W. 122nd Pl., Blue Island, a sport enthusiast, has made all arrangements for the teen-agers in this area to meet at his home regularly for a ping-pong tournament. Martinez has all the equipment in his recreation room and has stated that there will be small prizes at the corn pletion of the tournament.
Marteninez, employed by U S. Steel, has coached sports from volleyball to baseball with participants of every age bracket. He served on the athletic pro
gram at U.S. Steel.
Mid-January The Blue Island Pingpong Tournament will get under way after the holidays, toward Mid-January. Martinez and his wife with the aid of Harold Strohm, member of the Argonne Laboratory staff and interested in sports, and a third party will be present at the tournament to serve as referees.
The only qualifications are that the participants be teenagers attending grammar school, high school or college.
Free entries are now being accepted for the tournament. For further information phone Jesse Marteniz, Fulton 8-4599, at his home between 6 and 9 p.m.
DIANE BROWN. SPORTS EDITOR
Head For Second Midget Series
Indianapolis “500” drivers in the USAC midgets return to the International Amphitheatre on Saturday night, Jan. 14, for the I second in a series of four winter-time indoor championship races.
In addition, more than 250 go-karts from the Go-Kart Club of America will race all day Saturday and all day Sunday, Jan. 15. More than 40 midgets and 209 go karts raced on Dec. 17 and 18 in the season opener I which drew nearly 4000 race
fans from three states.
Tremendous interest, both from spectators and participants, has developed in the go-kart sport. Over 100,000 adults are presently engaging in kart racing in the United States, Canada and Mexico. The sport is beginning to arouse interest in Western Germany, England, Belgium, and France also, manufacturers report.
At the December meeting, 15 karts entered which were capable of speeds upward of 90 miles per hour if run on a straight strip. Around the indoor road course, many karts were clocked in excess of 40 mph per lap with one turning the track in 11,573 seconds. Don Surwall, the driver of this tiny speedster, recently set world records at the international kart races iii Nassau, BWI.
Past Two Years
Bob Tattersall, winner of the Saturday night midget feature race, has departed for Australia to race throughout the balance of the winter. He has held the Australian national race championship for the past two years.
Don Branson, third ranking USAC big car driver, has entered the Jan. 14 races witha fast Offy, and Rex Easton will return in the Lloyd Rahn Offy. Rex made his first racing start since his serious injury in the summer of 1959 and grabbed 4th in the Dec. 17 feature race.
Bob McLean, 1960 indoor champion, and “Chuck” Rodeo, two-time indoor champ, are both in the lineup along with Byron Fischer, Danny Kladis, Ernie Zartler, Bob Wente, Ray Elliott, Mal Kenyon, Chuck Wey ant, Gene Hartley, Ross •seedier, Johnny Roberts, Allan Crowe, Bernie Wilhclmi, Frank Burany and Johnny Riva.
Wrestling Life, the all exclusive national wrestling magazine has named Fred Kohler, Chicago’s mat promoter as ‘The Promoter of the Year’. A trophy designating this honor will be presented to Kohler in the ring at the Amphitheatre on the night of Kohler’s next major show, Friday, Dec. 30. The trophy to Kohler marks the third annual award presented by Wrestling Life.
No mat impressario in mat history has achieved the results in wrestling that Kohler has accomplished during the year of 1960. With ore more show to be held, Friday, at the Amphitheatre, Kohler has so far featured 12 cards in the Amphitheatre and White Sox Park attracting 166,547 patrons. So it can readily be seen that the gate receipts for the year including the Dec. 30 card will pass the half million dollar mark.
Breaking down the figures show that in three White Sox Park cards the past summer within less than two months, Kohler drew 74,212 persons.
Nationally known TV stars of wrestling were signed by Kohler for these fabulous shows- Such stars as the W’orld’s heavyweight Champion Pat O’Conner, the United States heavyweight titleholder Buddy Rogers, Sweet Daddy Siki, the World’s tag team Champions. The Fabulous Kangaroos, Don Lewin and Mark Curtis, the Volkoff Brothers, the Bastien Brothers, Crusher Lisowski, Johnny Valentine and many others-(treat Interest
In addition to the splendid shows and the great i interest in his Ball Park and Amphitheatre shows, Kohler features wrestling every Saturday night in professional training matches. These shows add anither seventy five thousand patrons to his record of I attendance.
On Friday night, Dec. 30 the all star card at the Amphitheatre will feature a Texas Death Match with the United States heavyweight titleholder Buddy Rogers meeting Johnny Valentine. The pair met recently and the match proved so brutal and vicious that Referee Fred Ledebuhr was forced to stop the match because both principals were so badly cut around the face that a serious injury to one of the other participants would have resulted had the match gone on much longer.
Kohler, with an eye on featuring the spectacular, brings the rematch to the fans as a Texas death match which means that pin falls do not count and submission holds only are the rule. There will be a sixty minute time limit.
The all pleasing Bearcat Wright and Sweet Daddy Siki, one of the nation’s most successful tag teams, will I clash with the team of Boris and Nicoli Volkoff, the bearded Russians. Wright and Siki have appeared in no less than eight of Chicago’s former 1960 cards with distinction.
A newcomer to Chicago, the talented young Dick Steinborn is the son of Milo Steinborn, once rated the strongest man in the world and a capable wrestler.
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Trotters At Stadium
Basketball’s Harlem Globetrotters are reassembling at Asbury Fark, N.J., after a holiday—their first of a season that started early in October for them— and resume a schedule that will bring them into Chicago Stadium next Friday night (Dec. 30) for a return game with the Washington (D.C.) Generals.
The fabulous nomads of the hardwood court follow their Asbury Park appearance with games Monday night in New Y’ork City’s Madison Square Garden, Atlantic City Tuesday, Philadelphia Wednesday and Syracuse Thursday, after which
they fly into Chicago for the Stadium showing, the 80th game of their thirty fourth season. They close out 1960 at Milwaukee New Year’s Eve.
Abe Saperstcin Abe Saperstein's clever showmen are still undefeated, a status they have enjoyed in 750 : consecutive games played all over the world .since 1958. Sap erstein, founder, owner and head coach, has flown in from Europe to personally direct the team the rest of the month oe-fore taking off for the Far East and Australia. Abe also has a I (Continued on I’aje IS)
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Lenny Kallis, basketball coach at Augustana College in Rock Island, has a huge task confronting him this season. The Augie cage mentor must almost completely rebuild the 1960-61 squad, having lost four starters and two of the top reserves from last season’s team.
Earl Bruzan, 6-3 senior, is the only returning regular from the 1959-60 team. He led the College Conference of Illinois (CCI) in field goal and free throw percentage last season and is the center of the Viking attack. Two seniors and two freshmen fill in around Bruzan to make up the starting five.
The Vikings have 14 more games before they finish the season. Of the 14 yet to be played, eight of the games will be CCI matches.
During the 195960 season Augustana won IO games and lost 14, and their CCI record was 5 and 7. All of their semester games were forfeited due to the use of an ineligible player.
4 And 3
Augustana s swimming team met their first opponent Dec. 7. Their schedule continues through Feb. 25. Last year’s record was four wins and three losses.
Six lettermen returned to the squad plus an outstanding group of freshmen. Junior George Casa and senior Bucz Rasmussen provide the needed experience.
Not to be left out in the category of sports is a favorite by many, the mat game. Last year’s
wrestling team was undefeated in a dual meet season.
Defending CCT champs are junior Terry Schockley of Rock Island who'll wrestle at 130 pounds, senior Jerry Boyuna, the Vikings top wrestler at 157 pounds, hailing from Moline, | and another Rock Island boy,
sophomore Glen Suter who will grapple at either 167 or 177 pounds.
In addition to these veterans, Augustana has three other lettermen.
Coach Ken Tillman is depend ing on some outstanding freshmen to aid in earn ing his team.
Bob Spee Leads
The official statistics of this years Tri-State competition showed that Bob Spoo, A11 League quarterback from the Chicago Hornets football team, was the only passer in the league to complete more than half of his attempted passes. Dick Pesewitz of the championship team, She>boygan, lead the league in both rushing and scoring. This was the third straight year that Hakes has lead the Hornets in scoring.
C.E.T. INVITES PUBLIC TO VIEW BOWL GAMES OVER COLOR TV
The public is cordially invited to watch Hie bowl games over the ROA color sets at the C E T. store, 147th and Western on Monday Jan. 2,
WE ARE HAPPY!
To Announce That Due to Layoffs — Strikes — Election — Opening of Numerous Discount Houses and Outlying Shopping Centers
— Lack of Buying In Blue Island
— and the Recession In General in 1960 — That We Are Going To Continue To Go Broke As Usual
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“Father” Bill Daly and jockey Edward “Snapper” Garrison lend thmr names to colloquialisms of Thoroughbred racing that describe two very opposite styles of riding. When it is said that a horse is “on the Bill Daly”, he Ss running in front under strong persuasion. But when a horse comes from behind and gets up to win by a photogenic nose, he does so iii a “Garrison finish”.
Snapper Garrison, a top rider in the 1890’s and later
a prominent racing official at Hialeah, Arlington Park, etc., obviously developed his riding •style after his apprenticeship to Father Bill Daly. William Cronin Daly was a stem tutor, and used a baling stick to emphasize a point. He also carried a pocket full of quarters and, Win or lose, the jockey got a shiny 25c piece for every pole at which he had his horse in front. Daly’s reasoning was simple: “Son,” he’d say,
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