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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 8, 1967, Tokyo, JapanOlympics to have baseball Houston Tex. Up the president of the United states baseball federation says the sport May be added to the olympic program shortly. E. F. Dutch Fehring baseball coach at Stanford University said he was working with olympic officials in Mexico. Baseball in the past has been played Only As a exhibition at the olympics. Fehring said the 19g6 world baseball tournament at Honolulu was successful. Japan beat the United states in the Amateur tournament final. He said the federation planned another world tourney and hoped to have teams from More coun tries. The federation is meeting along with the american Assn. Of col lege baseball coaches at the out set of the 61st annual Mcaa convention. The baseball coaches opened their executive committee meeting Friday and hold their business sessions saturday and sunday. The Mcaa will meet monday through wednesday. Phils sign Call son Wagner Philadelphia up out fielder Johnny Callison 27, and Pitcher Gary Wagner 25, have agreed to terms of a 1987 con tract with the Philadelphia Phil lies general manager John Quinn announced Friday. It raised to 16 the number of phils who have signed or agreed to terms for 1907. Callison will be starting his seventh season with the phils. Last season he hit 40 doubles to Lead the majors. Wagner plagued by shoulder injuries had one loss and no Vic tories in five games with thephilus last season. Mchale mentioned Atlanta a. A Constitution said the Job As special assistant to baseball commissioner William Eckert i about to be offered to John my Hale the Atlanta braves presi Dent. Mchale said at this time i have no comment to after Cuvalo Mildenberger wants Clay go Frankfurt Germany up Karl Mildenberger the european heavyweight Champion is ready and willing to come to the United states in order to earn another shot at Cassius Clay. Prospective candidates for the German fighter Are Canadian George Cuvalo and former heavyweight Cham Pion Floyd Patterson both victims of Clay. Mildenberger was dumped by Clay last Mueller Mildenberg Ireland eyes try at Mark 12 years later recognize him it s Ervin preacher Roe who threw his last pitch in the major leagues 12 years ago. The Arm that used Tothrow strikes Tor the Brooklyn dodgers in the National league now sacks groceries in the Southern Missouri town of West Plains. Roe who operates a supermarket there will be inducted into the Arkan Sas sports Hall of Fame on Jan. 19. He grew up in the Ash Flat ark., area. A Trio first to enter Indianapolis 500 or s manager made known Sev eral offers from american pro motors. All plans Are. Contingent on Mildenberger making a Success Ful defense of his european title against Piero Tomasoni feb. 1. In Toronto Canada Cuvalo s manager said George May fight Mildenberger in new York Early his year if terms of the con tract Are right. Irv Ungerman said he. Was in formed that Mildenberger has agreed to terms As set out by promoters who Hope to stage the fight at Madison Square Garden. Well wait until we see a written contract before we make any decision said had been hoping to arrange a fight with Joe , but that s off for the time Cuvalo the Canadian heavy weight Champion is the Only fighter to last 15 rounds against Clay. He lost in a 15-round Deci Sion to Clay in 1966.Mildenberger lost to Clay in the 12th round of a scheduled 15 round title fight several months later. Indianapolis ind. Up Veteran Lloyd Ruby Rookie Leeroy Yarbrough and hard Luck Cale Yarborough became the first three Drivers submitting entries Friday for the 51st running of the Indianapolis 500-mile race. Ruby of Wichita Falls Tex., will be trying for his eighth consecutive starting spot in the memorial Day classic. He an Yarbrough of Jacksonville fla., will drive new rear engine machines for Gene White of Indiana Polis. Yarborough of Timmonsville s c., will have his Choice of two new rear engine machines entered by Phil Hedback Indiana Polis for the Vollstedt enter Prises inc., of Portland Ore. Yarborough was one of 11 con tender eliminated in last year s first Lap wreck involving 16 cars Ruby who made his Best show ing in the 1964 race in third Sei the Pace last May 30 before be ing sidelined with just 50 laps Togo. Yarborough failed to make the Field last year in his initial bid to make a Start in the Field of the fastest s3 cars. Alongi s win causes stir los Angeles a a near riot occurred thursday night at the olympic auditorium in los Angeles when an unpopular boxing decision was greeted by the throwing of Beer cans and other debris into the ring. Ring announcer Jimmy Len non was attacked by irate spectators but was not injured. Some 2,000 fans were involved. The split decision went to heavyweight Tony Alongi of Long Beach Cal Over Chuck Leslie of los Angeles. Leslie outfoxed Alongi for four rounds but Alongi came Back Strong in the final two rounds. London a Innes Ireland,36-year-old scottish racing Driver offered to jump into the role of the late Donald Campbell and go after the would water Speed record. He came Forward As Royal Navy frogman were still search ing. The Muddy bed of Lake Coniston for Campbell s body amid the wreckage of his Jet Coniston England up Navy divers Friday groped in the Depths of Lake Coniston for the body of Donald Campbell. Campbell died wednesday when his j t e n g i n e d boat Bluebird somersault a at More than 300 . As he attempted to break the world water Speed record set by himself in 1964 at 276 . Bluebird Yas located thurs Day split in two on the bed of the Lake 142 feet below the sur face. Top notch Field in All american meet san Francisco up ele Ven world record holders including Tommy Smith Charlie Greene Bob Seagren and Rand Matson help launch the 1967 in door track and Field season at the cow Palace saturday night in the ail american games. Meet directors Are predicting Matson the. 6-6, 260-Pounder from Texas am will break Gary Gubner s. Indoor shot put record of 64 feet 11 3/4 inches and sea Gren the jumping j a k from Southern California will top his own pole vault indoor Mark of16 3/4. Matson of course is the world outdoor shot put record Holder with a heave of 70-7 and Seagren owns the outdoor pole vault Mark of 17-5 1/2. Bob did 17-4 indoor earlier this week but it did t count As it occurred after he had been eliminated. Smith the world s fastest human who is from san Jose state has set world Marks in four events and Greene the world 100-Yard record Holder from Nebraska match strides in the 60 Yard dash. Greene is Holder of the world Mark of 5.9 for the classic indoor event. The other world record holders among the More than 200 competitors in the All a m e r i a n games Are decathlon King Russ Hodge Long jumper Ralph bos ton 440-Champ Adolph Plummer Tom Farrell the Board track 880 record Holder and Lee Evans Ray Saddler and Dennis Carr who share global relay Marks. Matson s opponents in the shot put include Neal Steinhauer the world s second Best in the event behind Randy and former world record Holder and two time olym Pic Champ Parry o Brien who is beginning his 20th season of com petition. Seagren faces a Tough struggle in the pole vault where his us teammate Paul Wilson is also entered. Wilson has done 17-1 outdoors and eight other vaulters in the All american have topped 164 or better. The Smith Greene race could be the Best on the program with Greene holding a slight Edge Over the Man whose world record performance in the 200-Rncter race Down a Straightaway last year was regarded As the greatest Effort Ever in track. An interesting sidelight to this event is the fact Tommy will be running against his kid brother Ernie of Oregon state in com petition for the first time. Ernie according to Tommy once beat him in a practice race. Plummer s Competition in the440 includes Farrell the nation s top half Miler olympian Jack Yerman and 1965 Mcaa Champ Jack Kemp while Boston goes against Gayle Hopkins who is the world s fifth Best Long jumper and Hodge goes in the 60-Yard dash and the shot put. Saddler tangles with Evans in the 600 and Carr goes in the mile a race which has such As Dave Sirl of new zealand Jim Grelle the world s most prolific sub four minute Miler John Damien and Tom Ruden. Steeplechase George Young and Tracy Smith Are the top entries in the two mile and the High jump list is topped by Otis Burrell and John rambo the High hurdles by Don shy and the triple jump by Les Bond. There is Only one other for Eigner in the meet besides Sirl and he is Menzies Campbell of Scotland in the 160-Yard dash. The ail american games Kickoff another crowded indoor sea son during which More than 20 meets Are scheduled. On Jan. 15, the Athens invitational will be held at the new Oakland Coli Seum Arena to be followed six Days later by the los Angeles invitational. Speedboat Bluebird. The 45-year-old British Ace crashed to his death at 310 . Wednesday in a bid to break the record for the eighth time in 10 years. His father did it three times before him. Ireland was unperturbed by Campbell s violent end or by his own Lack of boat racing experience. He has done All his racing in cars. Until this happened i had no thoughts about attempting to beat the water Speed record Ireland said. But i thought about it All last night and decided it would be a shame to let the project think i m like Campbell in Many ways. I like waving the Flag around from time to time and i m certain Campbell s achievements have clone a lot for British Ireland said he hoped Backer from British Industry would give him 200,000 pounds $5 50,000 Campbell s own estimate of the Cost of his last disastrous at i tempt on the world Mark set by Camp Bell two years ago is 276.31 . To string ends Portland me. Up Gene i Herrick of Saco me., barely missed extending his first round knockout Streak to six but won anyway with a unanimous Deci Sion Over Willie Williams of new Waterford Nova Scotia in an eight round bout at the Portland exposition building thursday night. Herick weighed 144 pounds Williams 146. Pacific stairs & stripes 21sunday, Jan. 8, 1967

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