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Long Beach Independent Press Telegram (Newspaper) - August 30, 1958, Long Beach, CaliforniaB-2�?independent-press-Telegram Iong seach icalif., sunday aug. 31, 195f state Moore grids open sept. 8 football candidates for Moore league teams report for physical examinations and equipment checkouts this week but practice does no to Start until sept. 8. Poly and Wilson Are expected to Battle it out for the championship with Millikan Jordan and Lakewood vying for the no. 3 spot in the five team league. First game action for the leagues teams will be sept. 27 in the annual milk bowl exhibition. It will be played on saturday afternoon and All league teams will participate. First regular games Are scheduled for oct. 3. First league games Are oct. 24. The teams play eight game schedules. Ohm Ove i lion dts i�., Nurr i via tic 0 9 a Dave Lewisj Mil the stage has been set for one of the great pro Gridiron Battles in recent seasons and certainly one of the most important opening games in the history of the National football league. No nil opener that we can recall off hand Ever carried More of a a a crucial tag As the showdown Battle Between the pams and Cleveland Browns in the coliseum on sunday sept 28. Because in this instance both the Western and Eastern division championship races could be decided by the outcome of that game. If the rams win and their chances Are pretty Good they could Well be spurred on to possibly a 7-5 seasonal record perhaps even to an 8-4 standing. It is possible that a 7-5 Mark might be Good enough for a tit in what looms As one of the tightest Western division races in history. And most pro football men concede that an 8-4 record is a certainty to at least share a piece of the Crown. A Victory Over the Browns also would give the rams a tremendous lift As they embarked the following week on a rugged three week Road trip on which face the likes of the san Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Chicago bears. A loss to the Browns followed by one of their usual shaky Road trips on the other hand would pretty much drop the rams out of the running before one third of the Campaign was completed. A a a meanwhile the game also figures prominently in the Eastern division race. The Browns most Likely would use a Victory Over the rams As the springboard to another division championship with perhaps As Good As a 9-3 record even though the Eastern part of the league looks to be much tougher this season than a year ago when Cleveland fashioned a 9-2-1 Mark. A loss to the rams of course would Cut the Browns potential to 8-4 and produce a More vigorous Challenge from the new York giants who figure to snap this year from last seasons 7-5 a a slump after they had won the nil title in 1956. Thus you can see How critical the sept. 28 opener looms. Neither Side would rate the favorite a role off Friday night s game when the brow is came from behind to win 13-10 on two fourth period Field goals by Lou Groza the second a towering 50-Yard placement with Only 15 seconds remaining to play. Both clubs used their rookies liberally and also played it close to the Vest while looking ahead to their return match. The rams also had such key men As Leon Clarke Art Hauser Lou Michaels and Ron Waller out of action. And used Tom Wilson sparingly. However if i had to pick a Winner of their return game four weeks hence at this time i would have to string along with the Browns. Not so much off their a a win Friday Pight but mainly for two other reasons 1 the Browns Are much farther along in their conditioning program at this stage than usual because of the critical opener and 2 the mighty Brown line had the ram Forward Wall pretty Well worn Down in the final Quarter and figures to be even More effective next month. It was the first time the rams did no to finish stronger than their opponents this season. A a a meanwhile the Browns were impressed with the improvement of the rams this year but almost to a Man expressed the feeling that Detroit is the team to beat again in the West. As one Veteran said a a it a hard to compare the clubs at this time because Detroit Moreno than the rams played everybody against us to get a look at the players. However of of saw enough of the Lions to see that the club has great potential and most of us feel that they should develop More than the rams As the season goes on. A they also were surprised at the improvement of Billy Wade. Although Wade was not As effective As in the first two ram games he nevertheless gave a fairly Good account of Jii self ,. Good enough at least to Lead the Veteran Brown Neman Don Colo to say that a Billy looks More like a Topflight quarterback this year and it looks like he s going to make the Grade this time. He a Learned to stay in the pocket find hell give the rams More consistent passing now rather than in a flashes As he did Colo also liked the looks of Rookie Frank Ryan of Rice during the Brief time he spelled Wade. In the meantime the Brown Camp was highly pleased with the performances of their red hot Rookie flashes quarterback Jim Ninowski from Michigan state and halfback Bobby Mitchell big ten sprint Champ from Illinois. Mitchell impressed everyone with his dazzling runs including two that covered 49 and 36 Yards. As Paul Brown himself says a Mitchell is very fast and he a going to be one of the greatest running backs we be Ever had. Every club will have trouble turning him in. The rams found that out. But a a a since Otto Graham retired and left Brown with a quarterback problem the Cleveland Mentor had relied on his great defensive unit to carry the Load More than his offence. The defensive might is still present ,. And the offence appears to have a sharper Teeth than it had the past two seasons. With an inconsistent air attack following Graham s retirement Brown concentrated on his running game to gain a shall with what is known As a the Sti Giest defense in pro football a Paul counts on holding the opposition to a minimum score while his running attack and Grozav a kicking a produces enough Points to win. Mitchells great outside running combined with Cleveland a tremendous threat up the Middle in fullback Jim Brown will make the Browns running attack even More dangerous. While Ninowski and second year Man Milt Plum should provide the Best passing since grahams departure at least Good enough to keep rival defences a a honest so they wont Jam up against Mitchell and Brown. The Browns definitely appear to be the class in the East. Fate of the rams though depends greatly on what happens sept. 28. Drills tuesday 49er vets show a new look in uniforms Long Beach state College line stars Stan Guzy seated and Don Davis Model new uniforms which 49ers will show off when they open drills tuesday morning for 1958 football staff photo by Roger Coar 49ers to feature new look by Jerry Wynn from a new head coach to a new marching band i Here la be a new look on the football front at Long Beach state College this season. Some 60 players Are expected to turn out for tuesdays initial practice session More than half of them new faces. Two a Day drills will begin wednesday and continue until the 49ers Fly North for the seasons opener at san Francisco state Friday a night sept. 19. The theme of newness is omnipresent. A the team wearing new uniforms see models Stan Guzy and Don Davis at left will play a nine game schedule for the first time in states first year As a full fledged California collegiate athletic association Mccaa football member. New opponents will be Fresno state san Diego state and Chico state. Three of four Home games at veterans stadium will be played on saturday nights a departure from the Friday night scheduling of past years. An lbs freshman team will be fielded for the first time with a five game schedule planned. Topping off the new look will be an almost completely revitalized coaching staff headed by Don Reed a football Man of knowledge and experience. Reed who was Backfield coach under since retired Mike m Vikings expect 15 1957 vets Dick Perry new 49er assistant Ford Larsen see doctor Washington Whitey Ford and Don Larsen a pair of Star new York Yankee pitchers will have their ailing arms examined by or. George e. Bennett of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore today. Two a Day slate for Saint team by Jerome Hall the Long Road through the metropolitan conference football schedule the toughest in Jaycee balls begins for Long Beach City College tuesday when the largest crop of Letterman in half a generation reports. Jim strangeland beginning his second season As Viking head coach can count on 15 letter winners. The �?T57 squad finished third with a 5-3-1 record. Additionally he has a heartening crop of freshmen who spiced the regions High school Campaign last autumn. This freshman group includes several from the Downey High club that won the if championship who Are following their coach Rollie Eil erts who a moving up to an Locc assistants position. A though strangeland is not sure exactly what he will have in the Way of Talent a Jaycee never is until the Roll is called and All the hands Are raised there is reason to be optimistic. There will be an experienced hand at every position including two quarterbacks Mel Montalbo and John Mcdonald who alternated last season. Mcdonald set a school passing football practice for of to most of firms gained a a Tatj Iper completion 25.8 and per Anthony High school be a Nooi with Tvrz Inai gins tuesday. Head coach Leo Haggerty will hang out the Welcome Shingle for 10 let attempt 12.9. With typical caution strangeland says he is reasonably satisfied that it will be an interesting season and what the candidates Lack experience and ability they _ t it Termen and a crop of in cotes evil a7aa half Zaycek for sophomores and make up in enthusiasm the University of Idaho and coached at Glendale pc and Culver City High before coming to state. Returning with Reed is Bob Pestolesi who May be needled As the a grand old Many of the 49er staff inasmuch As he is the Lone survivor from 1955 when the schools first team was formed. But even Pestolesi a St. Mary a alumnus will have a new assignment this year continued on Page b-5, col. 1 he s a Veteran Veteran Gary Griffin a returning Letterman from the 1950 Junior Rose bowl team could be the key to the Long Beach City College Ball club which opens practice tuesday. Fifteen letter winners Are . Griffin no. 22, above during Job game is 190-Pound fullback. Wifi trails tiny Amateur by one after 1st round Burneyville okla. By it a Clifford Ann Creed 19-year-old Amateur from Opelousas la., combined her whip like swing with sensational putting saturday to take the first round Lead in the $7,500 Opie Turner open Golf tournament. The Louisiana girl weighing a Bare 105 pounds put together nines of 39-35 for her 74 and forged one stroke ahead of Pudgy pro wifi Smith of la Canada Calif. Miss Smiths 75 was Good for a $250 special prize As the Low pro shooter for the Day. A Clifford Ann Creed. 39-35�?74 wifi Smith. 37-38�?75 Beverly Hanson. 37-39�?76 Marlene Bauer Hagge. 39-37�?76 Louise Suggs. 37-39�?76 it j Loria Fecht. 39-38�?77 Betsy Rawls. 38-39�?77 Patty Berg. 38-39�?77 Ruth Jessen. 37-41�?78 Peggy Kirk Beil. 38-41�?y9 Betty Dodd. 40-39�?79 Sybil Griffin. 30-40�?79 Wanda Sanches. 38-41�?79 Marilyn Smith. 41-38�?79 Bettye Mims Danoff. 40-39�?7� Mickey Wright. 40-40�?80 Murle Mckenzie. 42-39�?81 Joyce Ziske. 40-41�?81 Fay Crocker. 41-40�?81 Betty Bush. 42-39�?81 juniors. Haggerty has scheduled two a this is the most enthuse a Day workouts through the attic Bunch in be Ever seen a he first week. The saints open their season sept. 26 against Compton High. First Catholic league contest is oct. 10 with Serra High at Saint stadium. St. Anthony will Field a question Mark club this year. After winding up second last season with an almost All senior team the task of rebuilding looms Large. Only a sprinkling of experience can be found among the Backfield candidates. Halfback says. A we wont have the highly publicised players a la Mickey Flynn this year but the Fellows will work into a smooth unit a he declares. Strangeland has a solid nucleus to build around. There Are five returning who won a player of the week laurels. Center Don Brockett tackle John of Dowd guard Tom de Long and quarterback Montalbo gained the honors last year and Gary Griffin in �?T50. The latter Jim Rivard who saw action two Are fullbacks during the latter part of the �?T57 season is the top Prospect in one of the pleasant sur the pre season vie but Dick Prises f0r strangeland was the Wurth who is being shifted from guard to fullback looks like a Good bet to inject Power into the offence. Graduation wiped out the Saint Backfield two deep. A three deep at quarterback a laments Haggerty who will be Fielding a team without heralded stars a1 roman Walt Osgood and Dave Schilling for the first time in three years. Campus appearance of Griffin a fullback on the 1950 Locc club that Defeated Boise in the Junior Rose bowl. Griffin is just out of the service and reportedly ready for action. Among the returning running halfback is Mickey Byers the team Leader in Kickoff and punt returns with a 21.6 average he is a Scooter Type runner who should operate Well in strange lands straight to attack. 69 keeps Ferree in quarterback candidates Are Doug Schilling and Pat Horan seniors with no game ex-1 Prience and Junior Rick Sanchez who saw limited duty a year ago. The Anchor of the team looks to be Louie Faust a 210-Pound Middle guard. Another Strong a Point in the line will be Marty a Al h fun Johnson a Fine double duty end. A a a a a a a a my a a my Haggerty has scheduled workouts on a morning afternoon basis with the sessions to Start at 9 30 and 3. Bakersfield duo takes links Lead 8-Birdie Boit gig of i Repaso by Jerry Wynn it was 98 degrees in Bakersfield saturday but not quite As searing As the Brand of Golf displayed by the Bakersfield country club team of Hugh Sill and w. Willis Weekes in the first round of the Virginia cd invitational tournament. Sill a three handicapper and Weekes a nine combined on a 12-under Par 59 Best Ball to take a two stroke Lead into to a Days concluding round. Even j More Brilliant was their 64 Gross score which leads the Field by a margin of six strokes. Sill a real estate broker who won the California Junior championship in 1926, was the spark plug of the duo As he fired an individual four under Par 67 with eight natural birdies. Weekes an engineering contractor carded an approximate 79 with two birdies. Tied for second place at 61 Are the Host club duos of de Davies Buford Smith and Jim Craig Yeager along with arrowheads Pete Pavlian a. Gierman among three teams at 62 is the highly rated Virginia combo of Jim Ferrie Jim Crooker. Medallists Greg Mcphate Jim Moffitt of Arrowhead came in with a 65 while defending champions Ralph Rice Lester Steirer of Al Caballero were out of Contention at 67. A you can Call it a combination of Luck and Good judgment of distance on the part of my Caddy a answered Sill modestly As to a reason for his sensational round. A you know this was Only my second round on the the Caddy was identified Only As a to die. A greens were Fine weren to they quipped a member of the tournament committee. A even the rough was great a shot Sill. And it was from the tall rough on the first Fairway that still hit a 4-Iron three feet from the pin for his first Birdie to get the team off to a sub Par Start. Sill also made a Birdie finish with a five foot putt on the dog leg 18th Hole but it was one there by Weekes on a 15-footer that counted for a Echols leads of Santa Ana pin Carmody stroke Ray Echolsjr. Of the Host club carded a three under Par 68 to take the first round Lead in the 12th annual 72-Hole Santa Ana City Golf championship at Willowick saturday. Traffic is heavy in second place with seven players grouped at 69. They Are defending Champion Billy Donovan of Brookside Park. Dick Carmody of Lakewood Pinky Stevenson of recreation Park Bob Howe and Tom of Rancho and Bart Brown and Ray Young of Willowick. Echols 21 year old Fresno state College student from Santa Ana had nines of 36-32 on the Par 36-35 course. A double bogey six on the ninth Hole took some steam from a round of five birdies. Carmody had a Chance to tie on the 18th Hole but overshot the Green for a bogey. He had five nine birdies for a 31 after going out in 38. Joe Gallardo of Griffith Park who shot a 70, holed a wedge shot on the 305-Yard 10th Hole for an Eagle Deuce. Leaders Gge Ray Echols. Willowick. 6g�?Billy Donovan Brookside Park Bart Brown Willowick Bob Howe Rancho Dick Carmody. Lakewood Pinky Stevenson. Recreation Park Ray Young. Willowick Tom . Rancho. 70�?chuck Hargrove Willowick Gor Don Hough Willowick Joe Gallardo Griffith Para Frank Donaldson. Huntington Beach Mike Fedderly Lake Wood 71 a it Koch los coyotes Don Thornton. Rancho Dink Cheney. Santa Ana cd Verne Burnett. Recreation Park a might 5-7 70�?hal Mccloud. Fox Hills 71 Hank Gowdy. Meadow Lark. 72�?lew Webster. Meadowlark Don Miller Willowick. R flight <8-10 11�?ron Comfort. Brookside Park. 72�?jack Robertson. Meadowlark Mike Block Alondra Pafk c flight la it 73�?harry Ostrom Willowick. 77�?joe Witalus Griffith Park John Moone recreation Park. D flight 13-14 72�?marion Cole Brookside Park. 76�?jake Everett Willowick. 77�?dr. Cross Yorba Linda. Net Eagle and climaxed a round of 10 net birdies and no bogies. Other Birdie holes for Sill were the 4th, 5th, 8th, 12th, 14th and 16th on putts of 6, 30, 1, 7, 2 and 3 feet. Yeager a 10 handicapper stood out for his team by shooting a Gross 75. One of his two birdies was a 15-footer on the 12th Hole for a net Eagle. Davies a nine shot three birdies to Lead to his teams 61. Ferrie and Crooker were five under Par after the first four holes but hold that torrid Pace. Ferrie had birdies continued on Page b-5, col. 4 player sets record in winning tourney Adelaide Australia at Gary player of South Africa shot a record equalling 66 saturday and won the australian open Golf Crown with an aggregate of 271. His total wiped out the 1955 Low of 278 with which Norman von Nida won that year. Players rounds were 68-67-70-66. Vancouver b. C. Up a smooth swinging Jim Ferree withstood the pressure from Veteran pros saturday to Post a three under Par 69 and maintain his four stroke Lead at the end of three rounds in the $50,-000 Vancouver b.c., Centennial open. Following his fantastic 61 Friday Ferree played an even Par first nine saturday and then put on a blazing finish to clip three strokes off the regulation figure on the nine. That gave him a 54-Hole total of 199�?four strokes ahead of Fred Hawkins and six strokes ahead of Ken Venturi Dow Fin Sterwald and Billy Casper. A this boy is in the right Frame of mind and is playing so Well hell win it a said Casper. Third round leaders Jim Ferree. 69-61-69�?199 Fred Hawkins. 68-70-65�?203 Billy Casper. 71-66-88�?205 Ken Venturi. 70-67-68--205 Dow Finsterwald. 69-65-71�?205 Don january. 74-68-64�?206 Don Whitt. U9-71-67�?207 Mike Souchak. 69-65-73�?207 Howie Johnson. 69-70-69�?208 John Mcmullin. It 70-67�?209 Art Wail. 69-70-70�?209 Mike Fetchick. 69-70-70�?209 Koichi Ono. 68-70-71�?209 Stan Leonard. 70-68-71�?209 Doug Sanders. 69-71-70�?210 Ernie Vossler .�?69-70-71�?210 de Porky Oliver. 69-70-71�?210 Marty Furgol a <0-73-68�?211 a1 balding. 68-72-71�?211 Wes Eilis. 70-.0-71�?211 George Bayer------z9���?~z2�? Bob Duden. 71-6 it -74�?212 Doug Ford. 72-6--72�?212 Gene Littler. 69-39-74�?212 Frank Stranahan 69-69-74�?212 Park Junior Golf trials scheduled qualifying for the annual recreation Park Junior sweepstakes Golf championship at the South course will be held tuesday for boys and thursday for girls. Match play is set for sept. 8-10

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