European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 25 1961, Page 20

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 25, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseFog 20 the stars and stripes a tvs ctr. Bar hike Lucas 8-Harrison Rowbotham. President of the powerful new England Lawn ten Nis association has declared him self solidly opposed to the open Tennis movement in any and the president of the Usta s largest Section who says he a enough backing to kill any such proposal has fired off Aletter to Usta president George Barnes in Chicago spelling out Hix position. I be told Barnes that the Usta is not United As he stated after our convention last month. Many of us Are not for open ten Nis in any form Rowbotham said and went on to Tosa a few polite but still pointed barbs at pro ten Nis Czar Jade Kramer. Barnes indicated favouring quasi open tourneys and directed former Duvia gup team Captain Perry Jones to work out a plan to bring the pros and amateurs under one Beady for do cd Tiiu we re going to keep Amateur Tennis Amateur Rowbotham insists. Tin willing to sit Down with Barnes and discuss what can Bedone about the problem. But i m not going to sit by and watch Amateur Tennis thrown to Kramer. And i m not alone in this. I think we have 56,000 out of 79,000 votes if the open Tennis proposal comes before the Usta that s enough to kill it Kramer recently proposed a tourney or series of tourneys which would be open to both pros and top Amateur players. He also said Amateur Tennis is doomed. Rowbotham disputes this. The fact is the Amateur Tennis game has never been healthier he Aid. In new England alone we have More member clubs 375 bed sox set 56 to dates boston., the Boston red sox have announced they will televise 56 games including 19 Road games this season. The schedule includes 24 sunday games 19 sat urday dates three holidays and 10night games. And we ran More tournaments 168 last year than Ever before. Well the time Effort and Money we be expended Are paying off now. The top 68 juniors in the world Are in the . Amateur Tennis ranks which have never been healthier at the grass roots he has his own plan to keep the game More or less Amateur at the tournament level. Let s ditch the hypocrisy he said let s get our expense ments out in the open. Establish a maximum amount that a tournament committee can a player. Make it $.300 tops. It could be let s publicize How much he is getting. If a player in t Worth anything Don t he also suggested finding six or seven Davis cup prospects then get them jobs for six months year. Make them earn their Money. That Way. A boy won t be supported by an undercover and finally to wants a Stro Garm to take Over the Usta. Somebody at the top has to be firm he said. As Long As i can remember nobody has put Teeth into our Amateur rules. We need strict soccer convention site new York a the . Soccer football association has picked Baltimore for the site fits 1961 convention. June 17-18 de Vicenzo holds Lead at Caracas with 135 after 36 Caracas a Roberto de Vicenzo the Veteran Argentine pro who plays out of Mexico City held the Lead in the Caracas open Golf tournament thursday by shooting a 70 Over the Valle Arriba course Hereford a 36-Hole total of 135. He had a five under 65 for the first round. Billy Booe for de Vicenzo Mer Yale football place kicker from Aston pa., shot 68 to move into second place with 138. Pete Cooper Dorado Beach puerto Rico and Lakeland flft., also had a 68 for a third place total of 139. Tied for fourth were Don Whitt Borrego Springs calif., Winner of the mor Acibo open last week with 72-68140 and Joe Antonio. With 69-71140. The leaders Rekort 4t vat to ss-70 i3s Billy Boa 70-b813 it Cdr 71�4139 pm my �9-7f140 Don Whitt. 72.6smo cd Lii Rodr Liichi ,73-68141 Emit Vot or. 70-71ml Antonio Curdt 69.7314 Hubby Hui bin .19-73142 Art Drin 72-71143 Bob Wilion 73,701.13 jul Al menu .,., 71-72143 aun eth Flitton 79.74144 a Burntt 72-72144 Stin oud i76-ss144 Paul Kelly 72-72144 Malleti Maui if ,.,. T-7144 Lull rap Urdl. 73-72 us Bruti Dage hits p Canada setup Montreal a Avery Brundage of Chicago president of the International olympic com Mittee said it May be time we investigated the Canadian olympic hockey Brundage told reporters in an interview that there have been several complaints in recent years regarding the Canadian hockey players but they All signed the pledge and it was countersigned by three the Loose Canadian definition of Amateur usually suffices for the annual world hockey Champion ship tournament except in olympic years when competitors in All sports Are required to sign a pledge stating they have never received Money for playing. Duly accredited Brundage said it is up to the committee governing an olympic sport in the country concerned to see that the players Are duly accredited. We can t very Well Call the canadians liars As Long As they Are duly he said the Ioc Hopes to make its. Amateur code clearer and stronger when it meets in Athenson june. In world hockey tournaments since world War ii Canada has lost the title Only once in a non olympic year to. Russia in 1954, Canada did not compete when Sweden won the 1957 Crown. In olympic years however it has been another Story. Russia won in 1956 and the United state sin 1960. $25 Bond offered As contest prize who s got a name for new com z nine by Bob Wicker 86s Paris Bureau Orleans. Frances a pirates giants. Comets knights cubs Hawks cardinals. Tigers. Crows or panthers. Or May be the new 1961 com z baseball team needs a name. In an Effort to fit an appropriate nickname the com z special services division is offering a $25 . Government Bond to the Wlsh Nei of a name the club contest which runs through March 29. All com z personal stationed in France including department of the army civilians and their de Pendents Are eligible to submit As Many names As desired for nickname must be printed clearly on a separate Sheet of paper with a Brief reason for Choice along with the contestant s name and Apo mailing address. The entry with the earliest Post Mark will be declared the Winner in event the name adopted was nominated by More than one per son of he baseball team which will compete in the Usa eur North Western league will not be named after the base or town in. Which it is located but will be known As the com 2 the nickname selected will also be adopted by other command level sports teams. Ail entries should be mailed to chief sports Branch special serv ices division he com a Apo 58, . Forces -.-, evening. I player Thomas Hajj carrying Sedmack s hit irom outside for losers \ to Torrejon ,

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