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18 Morning Newt, Wilmington, Dtl. Sot, Sept. 5, 1964 Trot feature won by Duke Rodney By MATT ZABITKA Duke Rodney, rallying from third place at the half-mile point, finished strong to win the $25,-000 Marquis de Lafayette Free-For-all Trot last night at Bran-dywine Raceway. The 6-year-old brown horse, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Patrick DiGennaro of Scottsville, N.Y., covered the mile in 2:02, three-fifths off the track record of 2:01.2, shared by Duke Rodney and Su Mac Lad, set in 1962. The time doesn't indicate the closeness of the race, which saw Porterhouse, driven by Earle Avery, set the early pace, taking the sting out of Su Mac Lad. It was nip and tucK down tne stretch, with Su Mac Lad coming on fast. Duke Rodney, second leading money-winning trotter of all time, unleashed a streak of speed at the finish to win by a head over Sumie. DUKE RODNEY returned $5, $2.50 and $2.20. His share of last night's jackpot was $12,500, bringing his lifetime earnings to $620,992. Su Mac Lad, with Stanley Dancer in the sulky, finished second, three-quarters of a length in front of third place Porterhouse, paying $2.30, $2.10. Porterhouse, driven by Earle Avery and owned by the Clear- view Stables of wintnrop, Maine, paid $2.40. Royal Demon, 6-year-old bay gelding, son of the famed Demon Hanover, and the only Delaware entry In this classic, featuring the big guns of trotting, came in fourth, two-and-one-quarter lengths ahead of fifth-place A. C.'s Viking, which was six and-three-quarter lengths ahead of last place Lord Gordon. IT WAS ANYBODY'S race right down to the wire and had the estimated crowd of 13,700 in suspense. Dancer, the gentleman farm- Navy diver wins berth in Olympics NEW YORK W.-Frank Gor man, 26-year-old Navy lieutenant from New York, and Jeanne Collier, a petite 18-year-old brunette from Phoenix, Ariz., won the three-meter springboard diving events of the U.S. Olympic trials yesterday. Gorman, former Eastern Intercollegiate champion at Harvard who competes for the Navy and the Dick Smith Swim Gym of Phoenix, Ariz., paced the eight men's finalists with a total of 841.95 points. LARRY ANDREASEN, 18, of Los Alamitoes, Calif., was sec ond with 831.00, and Ken Sit berger, 19-year-old sophomore at Indiana University, was third with 820.35. They won berths on the Olympic team. The runner-up in the women's competition was Sue Gossick of the Westlake A.C., of Los Angeles. The 16-year-old blonde had 695.75 points to Miss Colli er's 737.50. Third place, and the final Olympic berth for the women, went to Patsy Willard, a 1960 Olympian from Phoenix, who chalked up 684.15 points. Rick Gilbert of Bloomington, Ind., who had been second going into the finals, wound up sixth after poor scores on his first two final round dives. ANDREASEN, A 5-4, 132 pounder, had the highest score of the final round-318.10 as he pulled himself from third to sec ond place. He is a junior at El Cerritos Junior College in Call fornia. Bernle Wrightson of the Dick Smith Swim Gym, Phoenix, Ariz., was fourth with 779.00, Air Force Lt. Tom Gompf, an Ohio State graduate, was fifth with 768.10. Then came Gilbert, 745.75; John Vogel of the In dianapolis A.C., 725.20, and Lou Vitucci of Hollywood, Fla., 724.15. Lesley Bush of Princeton, N.J. was fourth among tne women with 667.30. Barbara McAlister Talmage, this year's National AAU champ, was fifth with 657.20; Linda Cooper, City of Commerce, Calif., 612.85; Micki King, Ann Arbor, Mich., 607.60, and Paula Jean Pope, veteran of the last three Olympic games, 594.95. HAL BODLEY Shockley hurtiri says Bobby Locke JAauch on Short Chris Short has a 15-7 record but hasn't pitched against the San Francisco Giants this year. Even if it's Short's turn to and the Giants are the opposition, Manager Gene Mauch always holds him out of the series. ' "It's not that we want him to miss the Giants," explained the Phillies' manager, "but ever since I've been in Philadelphia, the Dodgers have followed the Giants on our sched- Parkway plays today Parkway, Semi-Pro League baseball playoff champion, wil! compete against seven other teams in the Eastern Seaboard Tournament at Wheaton, Md, this weekend. The tourney is a double elimination affair. In addition to Parkway there will be clubs from Brooklyn, Richmond, Buffalo, York, Dis trict of Columbia and Baltimore Parkway, which is making its seventh trip to the tournament, will play its tat game today a 9:45 a.m. The tournament sponsored by the Maryland State Baseball Association. In 1961. Parkway was co- champion with Fort Meade finished third in 1959 and was runner-up to York in 1960. Parkway finished second to Richmond in both 1962 and 1963. Two N.Y. teams reach polo final TOUGHKENAMON, Pa.-Cave Creek, Huntington, N.Y., and Centaurs, Brookville, N.Y., yesterday gained the finals of the Gerald Balding 8-Goal Memorial Polo Tournament with triumphs ner of today's match between at the Brandywine Polo Club Brandywine Blue and Goose Creek at Brandywine s field at 5 p.m. This matcn originally was scheduled for the airport. field. Cave Creek piled up a 5-2 lead in the first two periods and went on to defeat Potomac, Va., 7-3. Centaurs outlasted Brandywine White, 9-8, in the other semifinal match. The two will meet for the championship Monday at the Brandywine field at 3 p.m. In the Tar Baby Plate Conso lation Tournament at Du Pont PHILADELPHIA Cos ten Shockley's 13-day tenure with the Phillies in July harmed the Georgetown, Del., first baseman. The authority is Bobby I-ocke, 30-year-old pitcher the Phils recalled from their Little Rock farm club early this week. "Being brought up for such a short time and then being sent back to Little Rock really shook Costen up," said Locke in the clubhouse the other night. "He wasn't the same batter when he came back to Arkansas. When he was recalled, he was hitting .303 and last week had dropped to .281. "He was striking out at pitches he was hitting before. Not making the grade took a lot of fire out of him." ule. Whenever we play L.A., Chris Short is going to pitch in one of those games if he's able.' When you spend a few min utes going back over the sta tistics it's easy to see Mauch's reasoning. Everyone who fol lows Short and the Phillies knows he has a fine record against the Dodger3. But just how good is it? This summer the left-hander is 3-1 against Los Angeles and his only loss was 3-0 on June 4 when Sandy Koufax pitched a no-hitter. Last year he was 3-0, Over-all, since 1960, Short has won 10 of 14 decisions with the Dodgers. By contrast, he is 1-5 lifetime against the Giants. THE COLTS' Don Larsen, who pitched the four-hit shutout over the Phillies the other night, doesn't concede them the National League pennant. "Sure, they're 5Vi games up now," said the only pitcher who ever hurled a perfect game in the World Series. "But they have a tough schedule. I think the race will go right down to the wire unless some team gets hot and wins 10 or 12 straight games." Green 4-0 Dallas Green, who lost his job in the Phillies' bullpen on July 25, is undefeated at Little Rock. He defeated Salt Lake City, 4-2, Thursday night for his fourth victory. This came only a day after he flew to Wilmington for his father's burial. If the Phillies blow the National League pennant a lot of work and money will go down the drain. Club officials are busy making plans for the series and although the Phils probably won't clinch if they do the flag until late this month. Pictures are being taken and advertising space sold for the souvenir program. A new lunch room is being con structed in the press box to make room for more writers. The club has already obtained permission from the commissioner to put in special box seats for baseball brass. Rookie publicist Larry Shenk spent a day in New York with Yankee public relations director Bob Fishel this week trying to find out what to expect when the frantic October fling opens. Fishel, of course, is an old hand at handling the press during World Series. And then when the club gets the okay from the commissioner's office, it will print series tickets. This all costs money and will be wasted if the Phils don't make it. er from New Egypt, N.J., was disappointed but not discouraged by 10-year-old Su Mac Lad's showing. 'We were coming on fast at the head of the stretch," said Dancer. "I thought I'd get away from Duke Rodney when we were about a half-length from the wire, but it just didn't happen that way. Duke Rodney is a truly great horse. He had the ounch when he needed it the most." WINNING DRIVER Bill Haughton credited Porter house's early fast pace, going head to head with Su Mac Lad, in helping Duke Rodney pocket his second straight win in the 5-year-old Lafayette series. "For one-quarter, the horses set a real fast pace, then slowed down. That's why the time was slower than antici pated. "I honestly didn't think the horses were too sharp tonight. They might have gone faster had not they just come off the long distance tracks. "WE BEAT a great horse to night in winning over Su Mac Lad. Had it not been for Porterhouse's fast pace at the start would have been forced to change my driving tactics." Royal Demon, owned by E. W. Roberts and Dover attorney Herman Brown, might have done better but broke stride near the finish, while Lord Gor don, a 5-year-old brown horse driven by Eddie Wheeler, broke at the three-quarter mark. The daily double combination of 7-6 paid $85.50. Landmark (No. 7) with Fred Parks in the sulky, took the opener and the No. 6 horse, Princes Cindy G., with Alan Myer driving, won the second. Landmark, a 6- year-old brown horse owned by the Seymour Stable of De Kalb Junction, N.Y., picked up $1,750 in taking the first race, which was more than the horse won all last year ($1,718). I n o rr;;:,"":v,:'.tV v ,'rtwrtis-r.r f rtnttttr.uq first round . m t-t.il I'iiliii 1 1 !. uJ neat ye Eut;h::';ttU i4lH;t:Puu;vl UUVtnnr;ur Tennis lXXUXmVJ; 5 OTn 3m0 iVX' Plained, "I w c.i. itsi ,Huift ' t'45V, t,l last long. htxiVnrs t . nW'iUVlV man r ' Tr-- v - , " , v . x if . Ralston ekes out net win AP Wirephoto CHAMPION IN FLIGHT - Shadow leaps with Brazil's Maria Bueno (forecourt) as she backhands ball to Jenny Morris, Southern Rhodesia, yesterday in national tennis championships at Forest Hills, N.Y. Miss Bueno was the winner, 6-2, 6-1. Next Wednesday Sacramento plans to honor Leonore Phillies sign Pa. schoolboy YORK, Pa. CSV-Phillies scout Jocko Collins said yesterday his club has signed Greg King, York County scholastic baseball star, for a "substantial bonus. Collins said King would report to Bakersfield in the California League for spring training next year. King starred at Northeastern High, Manchester, in both baseball and basketball. He plays third base. In the American Legion junior baseball championships near Al- lentown, King hit four home runs. II i,t y, 1 . - -v., i Airport, Casanova, Va., reached the finals with an 84 win over Columbia, S.C. In the finals Sunday at 3 p.m., Casanova will oppose the win- Trailing 8-4, Brandywine scored three goals in the fifth period to pull within one goal of Centaurs at 8-7. The team exchanged goals in the final chukker. Alan Corey III paced the winners with five goals, while Sam Dixon was high for Brandywine with three. mm mm mi m AP Wirephoto CHANNEL CONQUEROR Leonore Modell, 1 4-year-old Sac ramento, Calif., schoolgirl, has a late breakfast at hotel in Folkstone, England, yesterday after she swam the English Channel from Cape Gris Nez, France, to Dover, in 15'j hours. Nine lertermen boost Tatnall's grid hopes By BOB HERTZELL Nine returning lettermen give Tatnall School coach Bill Mc-Kinley reason to be optimistic about the school's third varsity football season, but the Tatnall pilot isn't about to go out on a limb. "We look for a season of few bright spots," said McKinley, "We lack depth at all posi tions. Any injuries to our front line boys would reduce us to a J.V. team playing a varsity schedule." LAST YEAR the Hornets showed 3 wins and 5 losses over-all and 2-3 In Delaware Independent School Conference play. Lost through graduation were five regulars including quarterback Joe Schell, who was chosen to play in the Delaware AU- Star High School Game. However, an entire line of lettermen, along with a power-driving fullback and fast halfback, make it seem Tatnall's first team will be stronger than last year. Tatnall opens its season Fri day night, Sept. 18, at Havre de Grace, Md, FRED KRAPF is the key to Tatnall's offense. A threat inside, the 6-foot, 210-pound junior fullback combines size and speed. If McKinley's experi enced line produces, the Hor- Pitt gridders in two drills MEADVTLLE, Pa. (fl-Coach John Mlchelosen sent his Uni versity of Pittsburgh football squad through two long prac tice sessions yesterday, end ing each workout with kicking drills. Michelosen, preparing the Panthers for their Sept. 12 opener against UCLA, had the offense run plays through a UCLA-type defense in non-tackling drills that stressed blocking assignments. Michelosen plans a full-scale scrimmage this afternoon. The squad will break camp tomorrow and return to Pittsburgh. ies. will replace Schell at quarterback. UP FRONT, Bob Armistead, the team captain, a 5-foot-10, 205-pounder, gives the Hornets a solid tackle while Pete Nagle, the team's biggest player at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, holds down the other, tackle post. Charley Rouh (5-foot-8, 185 pounds) and Mike Feduk, (5-foot-8, 190 pounds) will start at guards with Frank Melick, 195, a junior letterman, at center. Pete Blatz and Mike Eaton, 160 and 170 pounds respectively, return at ends. It doesn't appear Tatnall has the horses to wrest the crown away from Tower Hill but with an improved offense, thev nets possess the makings of a should cause trouble in the con- powerful ground game. ifcrence. Pete Van Scivef and Web Jones hold down the halfback posts. Van Sciver, a 5-foot-9 speedster, who scored 10 touchdowns last year, adds experience at one halfback while Jones, 6- SACRAMENTO. Calif. WV- Sacramento set aside a day to day to honor its favorite mermaid, Leonore Modell, the 14-year-old graduate of playground swimming pools who became the city's second successful English Channel swimmer. The youngest person ever to swim the channel will get a rousing reception from family, friends and civic leaders when she and her coach, Paul Herron, step from their plane next Wednesday. For Herron, the cheers and speeches will have a familiar sound. The husky athlete was the capital city's first channel swimmer and he made the dangerous crossing three separate times. WHEN IT HEARD about Leonore's accomplishment Thursday night, the city council began plans for a Leonore Modell Day. That sounded good to her proud mother, Mrs. La Nell Modell. She and Leonore's father, George, plan to round up a big group of family and friends for an airport homecoming ceremony. At the city's swimming pools, where Leonore was first taught to swim by her dad, old friends spoke proudly of the 151A hours crossing from France to England. AND THERE was quiet pride at the YMCA, where Leonore worked out In the Indoor pool before dawn each morning. At the Modell residence, the parents began making plans for the future after Herron assured them by telephone that their daughter was feeling fine. "It's only the beginning," said Modell. "Leonore has some tremendous goals for the fu ture." Right now, however, the junior high school student must get ready for school, which opens Sept. 14. FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (0-Sppond-seeded Dennis Ralston. m.i one of the big two in America's Davis Uup aeiense, won a nouow victory in sweltering sterday in the National Championships and com as lousy. t get better I won't the gifted but erratic from Bakersfield, grumbled after winning over Terry Ryan of South Africa, 10-8, 6-3, default. After losing the second set, Ryan told the umpire he was unable to continue. "I COULD'NT breathe," the handsome, dark-haired South African said. "Every time I tried to breathe I felt I had to cough." He was whisked from the center court to the marquee where a doctor examined him anH rfprlarprl him a vintim rif aluj heat exhaustion. The tempera ture was near 90 and the humidity was high. Ryan was one of three players forced to default because of the sweltering conditions. Steve Wilkinson of San Antonio, Tex,, quit in the third set against Di-mitri Sturdza of Switzerland, who was leading, 5-7, 6-0, 5-0, at the time. "I felt miserable," Wilkinson said. ROBERT BRIEN of Australia retired in the fifth set in a match against Ernesto Aguirre of Chile. Brien won the first two sets, 6-3, 6-0, and then started wilting, losing the next two, 3-6, 6-8, and trailing 0-4 in the fifth. "I just couldn't go on I was ready to collapse," Brien com plained. Unaffected by the heat were the defending champions, Rafael Osuna of Mexico and Maria Bueno of Brazil, who lazed through straight-set triumps as if getting ready for an afternoon siesta. OSUNA, QUICK AS A CAT and utilizing his delicate touch, trounced Claude de Gronckel of Belgium 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. Biss Bueno seeking to add her second U.S. title to the Wimbledon crown won earlier this summer, erased Jenny Morris of Southern Rhodesia, 6-2, 6-1. There was great concern over Ralston's condition when he took the center court at West Side Tennis Club, playing on a right ankle injured in the Newport Casino tournament and later agravated at Southampton. . "It wasn t my ankle that bothered me, it was my shots," said the one-time problem child of U.S. tennis. "I just didn't seem to have any timing. I was terrible." LEADING 5-3 IN the first set, Ralston let Ryan pull level and then he had to battle 18 games finally to win it when Ryan missed two high backhand volleys. Pumping his three-quarter pace service into the corners, Ralston ran up a 3-0 lead in the second set and won rather easily before the South African called it quits. He showed no effects of the ankle injury. Ralston served several double faults but admitted he was taking unnecessary chances with his second service. Braves recall Hook from PCL Denver club MILWAUKEE un - The Mil waukee Braves brought up righthander Jay Hook from Denver of the Pacific Cpast League yesterday. The 27-year-old pitcher, acquired from the New York Mets May 8, had a 5-6 record at Den ver, where he was used both as a starter and reliever. Austria skier now American CONCORD, N.H. W - Egon Zimmerman, an Austrian ski star who married an American Olympic skier, has become an American. Zimmerman married Penny Pitou of Gilford, N.H., shortly after the 1960 Winter Olympics. He was a member of the Aus trian team while Miss Pitou won two medals for the United States. The Zimmermans now operate a ski school at Gunstock Mountain in Gilford. Zimmerman took the oath of citizenship Thursday in ceremonies here. ACJ1BHI.7. Reds cut Smith CINCINNATI tfl - Hal Smith was released yesterday as batting practice catcher by the rinrinnati RpH nnrt spnt in thp foot 180, out all of last season Ly,., San Dieg0 team in JUiyB'SEPTIZ Yvnu wijuiics, is iiiKiny uiuuKiu :D;fi nnn T .! by McKinley. BRANDYWINE bteve unode, a 5-foot-8 junior, Smith was on tne Keds azUnPfAIV also out last season with injur-'roster. nHULwfttJ ' ' ill TOURNAMENT POLO TAR BABY PLATE FINALS SUNDAY. SEPT. 6th 3 P.M. BALDING EIGHT GOAL FINALS MONDAY, SEPT. 7th 3 P.M. BRANDYWINE POLO CLUB TOUGHKENAMON, PA. mummnn KIAWJW fostTimtl:2$m Ditintf : phont 47l-IS(i mm DOUBLE EVERY NIGHT! n L ill rt ir.HMIIlM . II IN Bum direct to trick. PHILADELPHIA) 13th & F.lbart 6:30 PM., Brotd I Snydr 6:40 PM.,69th St.Trmmil 7:00 PM. CAMDENi Pirkadt Building 6:0 PM.. 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