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Monday, April 2, 1956
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Tribe 07ps irMes, Hun SpF'Bmg IFfimHSiB Giambra, Sullivan Vie Friday Vnce Martinez After 21st Win Wednesday Middleweight Joey ' Giambra and welterweight Vince Martinez, a couple of ring adonises with title aspirations, are favored to win in the featured bouts of the week's boxing program. ' Giambra, of Buffalo, N. Y meets rugged Johnny Sullivan of England, in a radio television (NBC-TV, radio, 10 -p.m., EST) 10-rounder at the Syracuse War Memorial Auditorium Friday night. The Friday night fights are on the road until May 2o because the circus has taken over Madison Square Garden. A high-ranking IGO-pounder until he went into the Army, the 24-year-old Giambra is determined to fight his way back to the top and into a title" fight this year, just before he received his Army discharge, he lost a close, split decision to Carl (Bobo) Olson, then the champion. Giambra's record is 42-4-1 with 2i knockouts. Sullivan, winner of three of four fights in U.S. this year, has a 65-18-3 record with 35 kayos. Martinez, fourth-ranking 1 17-pound contender from Patterson, N.J., guns for his 21st straight victory Wednesday night against Cuban welterweight King Miguel Diaz at the Miami Beach, Fla Auditorium (ABC-TV, radio, 10 p.m., EST). The- wavv-haired, 20- year old Martinez has a 47-3 rec ord with 23 knockouts. Diaz, 24 has a 46-0-2 record including 28 knockouts. Gaspar Ortega, 20-year eld Mexican middleweight prospect, opposes Hardy (Bazooka) Small- wood, Brooklvn, in the television 10-rounder (Dumont-TV, 10 p.m., EST) at New York's St. Nicholas arena Monday night. Ortega, a re cent graduate of the semifinal ranks, has a 32-7 record with 14 KOs. Smallwood's record is 17-4-2 He has stopped four opponents. Other featured fighters in tion around the country include heavyweight Willie Pastrano and featherweight contender Paul Jorgensen and lightweight John ny Gonsalves. Pastrano, seventh ranking contender from New Orleans, who has an unbeaten streak of 16, meets strapping Johnny Arthur of South Africa at New Orleans Wednesday night. Jorgensen, ninth ranking featherweight contender from Port Arthur, Tex., faces Dave Walden of Youngstown, O., at Houston In another Monday night scrap. Gonsalves, No. 7 among the lightweight challengers, meets Frank Skidmore at Fresno, Calif., Tuesday night. Phoenix Stars Open Practice PHOENIX, April 1 (it Spring training starts on schedule tomorrow for the Phoenix Stars, who have threatened to drop out of the Arizona-Mexico League if a better schedule can't be worked out. The Stars say. there are too many 6hort road trips for their pocketbook. A compromise is reported under discussion. Manager Billy Capps said he will begin workouts for a few players who reported in early. They will be held in Municipal Stadium, which was vacated today by the New York Giants, who left town on their exhibition swing east. Glatz, Quiroz Win In Handball Hector Quiroz and Jack Glatz defeated their opponents in the Tucson YMCA handball tournament in the class B division yesterday. Quiroz downed Gene Lauck while Glatz was whipping Bob Nuchols. In other matches, Howard Bellows bounced Earl Matteson and John Grimson was the winner over Alex Russin. Sports Was His Beat World To Bv WHITNEY MARTIN NEW YORK, April 1 OTI Some stories practically write themselves. Others are the product of excruciating mental toil, the phrases coming reluctantly and painfully. But the toughest of all is that which concerns the passing of a friend, as each word brings the vivid picture of a vibrant personality. You see him seated nearby at his typewriter, dapper and immaculate as he composes some of the sweetest prose you would care to read. You hear him telling his latest story, with an explosive little chuckle as he reached the point. So maybe the best way to tell about our late colleague, Gayle Talbot, is to try to forget sentiment and give a factual account of the sweet guy as we knew him. He wouldn't like that sweet guy appellation, but it fits. He was a sweet guy, but also a very positive, determined fellow who loved an argument and who wouldn't back down for any man. He was a little on the small side, plumpish, with knowing eyes peering through steel-rimmed, specs ahd his face constantly wearing a whimsical expression as If secretly amused by life In generaL .3 eft " fey? !--. r I ,WJ jJ 'ff '.. j- r r " ;.f,iT-.T...l 1 1 , t (rn j" ., ,..! .in i ,imi i iwrfjjfaritftK, Cleveland Indians coaches picture taken at Hi Corbett field PAGE ONE, SECTION B "Big Mike' Wins Open Defeats Dick Mayer By One Stroke In Azalea Tourney; Gene Littler Cops Third Place WILMINGTON, N.C., April 1 WV-Mike Souchak rolled in a five-foot putt for a birdie on the last green today to win the Azalea Open golf tournament by one stroke from Dick Mayer. The 210-pound Souchak, former Duke. University football end who plays out of Grossingers, N.Y., matched Mayer's four under par 68 finish to preserve the one stroke lead which he had held over the St. Petersburg, Fla., professional at the start of the round. Victory was worth $2,200 of the total pot of $12,500 to the 28-year-old Souchak, who boosted his stock for the Masters classic opening Thursday at Augusta, Ga. He tied for fourth place last year in his first appearance in the blue ribbon event. Souchak had three-putted the short 16th and parred the 17th to come up to the last hole needing a birdie to win. After a fine drive he unfurled a great 11 iron shot to the green and the ball stopped five feet from the hole. He studied the putt briefly, tapped the ball and turned his back to the pellet. Later he said, "I knew it was in all the way as soon as I hit it." When the ball dropped he tossed his cap high in the air by way of celebrating his first tournament victory since taking the Caliente Open in Mexico last January. MONEY WINNERS Mikt Souchak, Grossinger's, N.Y. 70-70-65-6827 $2,200 Dick Mayer, St. Petersburg, Fla. 69-70-67-68274 1,500 Gene Littler, Palm Springs. Calif. 66-70-69-71276 1,170 Remember Talbot yard .until Monday mornings He would ease around serenely, never hurrying, the picture of bland self confidence. Yet, as a perfectionist, he labored over;' his work to produce the smooth-flowing sentences that were a sheer delight to read. He had a genius for the apt phrase, the pin-pointed description. Who but Gayle Talbot would designate Doc Blanchard and Glenn Davis When they were such a devastating force in the army backfield a decade 'ago as "the atomic twins?" He could, and did, write about anything and everything, and no matter what the subject his finished product, typed with the care and precision that w-ere a trademark, was a little masterpiece in itself. We recall one dull winter day, bleak and chill, when he glanced from the window at the ice "skaters on the Rockefeller Center Rink, commented on the abbreviated costumes of the performers, and promptly wrote a highly-entertaining story comparing the skating attire of today with that of years long gone by. A devoted husband and the father of two fine teen-age daughters, he loved his home in Long Island's Port Washington. On summer weekends he woBid-rahnr. happily in the Farewell To doff their hats in farewell to Tucsonans In this as Tribe wrapped up 1 0th anniversary stay here. gEfc Arizona Doug Ford, Mahopac, N.Y. 68-72-70-67277 980 George Bayer, Cincinnati t 67-70-72-69278 790 Art Doering, Cedarhurst, N.Y. 71-70-68-69 27 790 Stan Leonard, Lechute, Canada 67-70-71-71279 640 Jerry Barber, Los Angeles 72-71-71-66280 416 Bob Roebura, San Francisco 71-74-65-70280 416 Arnold Palmer, Latrobe, Pa. 67- 70-73-70280 416 Bud Holscher, Apple Valley, Calif. 68- 69-68-75280 416 Don January, Abilene, Tex. 70- 68-70-72280 416 Walter Burkemo, Franklin, Mich. 71- 66-70-73280 416 Billy Maxwell, Odessa, Tex. 69- 70-71-71281 235 BUI Casper Jr., Chula Vista. Calif. 68-72-69-72281 235 Don Finsterwald, Bedford Heights, Ohio 75-67-73-67282 183 Gardner Dickinson Jr., Panama City, Fla 68-71-71-72282 183 Shelley Mayfield, Westbury, L.I., N.Y. 69-69-71-73282 183 Ernie Vossler, Ft. Worth, Tex. 69-70-73-71283 150 Ed Furgol, St. Louis 70-73-69-71283 150 Art Wall Jr., Pocono Manor, Pa. 71-68-72-72283 150 Mike Fetchick, Mahopac, N.Y. 71-71-72-70284 92 Al Smith, Danville, Va. 73-69-73-69284 2 Sam Urzetta, Rochester, N.Y. 70-73-71-70284 92 Jay Hebert, Sanford, Fla. 68-74-71-71284 92 Dave Douglas, Newark, Del. 68-69-71-76284 2 found him sunburned and aching, but content in his weariness as he told in detail of his war orr crabgrass and the progress of his new hedge. He detested phonies, and could spot one a mile away, and when he decided such an individual rated censure in print he virtually could take the hide off with one deft word or phrase. A Texan horn and reared, he nevertheless was irked by professional Texans, and with his pixie sense of humor could deflate anyone from his native state who went overboard in relating its wonders. We saw him last 10 days ago in Tampa, where he died suddenly . last Thursday, and we heard his last joke. We can see him now, propped up in bed and chuckling as he told of the Texan who had three swimming pools one filled with ice water for his rugged friends, a second containing warm water for his friends with more sensitive skins, and the third empty, for his pals who could not swim. There never was , anything negative about the little guy. As Spike Claassen remarked so pertinently: "He was a cocky little so-and-so, but we all loved him." Sunny Tucson, Arizona Tribe coaching Cuccinello and Hctilfl Star MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1956 Wildcats Facing Pepperdine Today The Arizona Wildcats, with an unbeaten string of 21 games working, collide with the Pepperdine Waves today at Los An-, geles in the first game of a five-game west coast road series. Coach Frank Sancet has tentatively named Ernie Ooster-veen to hurl against the Waves. The Wildcats hold two wins over Pepperdine this season. Arizona defeated the Waves, 21-2 and 9-1, in games played in Tucson earlier this year. Tomorrow, the 'Cats face the strong UCLA Bruin baseballers in Los Angeles before moving to Fresno for a single contest with Fresno State. Other road trip opponents are Camp Pendleton and the San Diego Naval Training Center on Friday and Saturday respectively. NBA PLAYOFFS Fort Wayne 84, Philadelphia 83 (series tied, at 1-1). AHL Cleveland 5, Pittsburgh 4 (double overtime) (Cleveland leads series 2-1). Buffalo 4, Providence 1. (Series tied at 1-1). BASKETBALL Harlem Globetrotters 61, College All-Stars 52. COLLEGE BASEBALL Michigan 5, Quantico Marines 1. ' " Souchak Leaps With Joy Mike Scuchak, Grossinger's, N. Y., jumps with joy after a 70-foot putt on the green rolled into the cup for an eagle on the 14th hole yestercjay during the Azalea Open at Wilmington, N. C. Souchak, playing four under par, won the tournament with a blaiing 273 icore. (AP Wire-photo) staff, left to right: Bill Lobe, Manager Al Lopez, Red Kress, Tony Mel Harder. (Photo by Lou Pavlovich) Hoak May Be Cub Sparkplug In 56 MESA, April 1 OB In a deal that elevated a few eyebrows, the Chicago Cubs last winter got Third Baseman Don Hoak, Outfielder Walt Moryn and Pitcher Russ Meyer from the Brooklyn Dodgers. The way some people looked at it, the Cubs got something else in the deal robbed This feeling was based on the I other half of the trade. To obtain Hoak, Moryn and Meyer, the Cubs had to give away Third Baseman Randy Jackson and Pitcher Don Elston. The key men in the swap were Hoak and Jackson. From the standpoint of hitting,, it might be hard to figure out what the Cubs were thinking about when they let the dangerous Jackson go for a man who hit only .240 in 94 games with the Dodgers last year. But Chicago Manager rStan Hack figures that if the Cubs sacrificed a little batting punch they gained In another depart ment nustle. And in Hoak, they've got a man with enough hustle to make a carnival barker look lethargic. The other day, for instance, Hoak pulled a stunt that Jackson might not even have contemplated. With the score tied in a game with Cleveland, the larce- nous new Cub third 'sacker took off from second base and roared into third head first with a stolen base. The Cub batter hit an infield bouncer and Hoak hurried home with the lead run, and a score the Cubs probably would not have acquired with a more conventional man running the bases. - In a game against the New York Giants in Phoenix, Hoak came up with another performance that indicated he's adopting the gambling, exciting base running style of Jumpin' Jim Rivera of the White Sox. Don socked a hard liner at the shortstop and the ball bounced into center field for a hit. It looked like a single, but Hoak, running like ' a man caught in an air raid, shot around first base without even hesitat ing and belly flopped into second with a double, picking up that extra base again. Hack said here recently that he hoped Moryn could take up any batting slack produced by the absence of Jackson. But Hoak hasn't been leaving much slack lately. In the last five games up to today, for example, he accumu lated 12 hits in 21 times at bat. And Hack is confident Don will improve on his 1955 hitting aver age by playing every day. The 28-year-old infielder is something of a throwback to the days when injuries were taken a little less seriously than today. In Phoenix this week, Willie Mays of the Giants came sailing into third and accidentally jammed one of his spikes into Hoak's left wrist. r Hu3k g0t a.lrape 3b, a"dte,d in the game. "I was afraid to look at my wrist," he said. "But the spike went in clean with no jagged turn and it'll be okay." El Rio Invitational Slated This Week The annual El Rio Country Club Invitational golf tournament begins this week with some of the finest golfers in Arizona expected to take part. Knox Corbett will be in charge of the event which will run Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this week. Score Stars In Six Inning Stint Spring Training' Crowds Set Mark At Hi Corbett; Indians Win Cactus Loop Title By DICK CASEY The Cleveland Indians captured the Cactus League pennant and made their 1956 spring training exhibition finale a victorious one in breezing to a 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles yesterday at wind swept Hi Corbett field. Starter Herb Score yielded only one hit and struck out four batters in hurling five scoreless innings, The win cave the Tribe the Cactus League pennant with a 14-8 record. The Indians now embark on a homeward bound road series with the New York Giants. The Giants and the Tribe collide today in Albuquerque. Fireballer Score set the Orioles down one-two-three in the first two while the Indians scored two runs in the first and one again in the second inning. Gene Woodling opened the first inning with a single to rightfield. Larry Raines followed with a walk and Rocco Calavito layed down a perfect The Cactus League Standings (final) W L Pet. CLEVELAND. 14 i .636 NEW YORK 13 t .591 CHICAGO 10 11 .476 BALTIMORE 6 15 .266 Sunday's Resulte Cleveland 6, Baltimore 3 New York 7, Chicago & sacrifice bunt. Al Rosen, who had a perfect day at the plate, brought both of his team mates home with a double to center. The Tribe picked up another run in the second inning when Raines got his second walk and Calavito tripled to deep center. Calavito's three-bagger looked like a sure out but Oriole cen- terfielder Chuck Diering lost his footing in attempting the catch. Starting Baltimore pitcher Ray Moore settled down to blank the Tribe until the sev enth inning. In that inning, doubles by Woodling and Calavito gave Cleveland a 4-0 lead. In the eighth inning, the Orioles climbed on Tribe reliever Sal Maglie for two runs. Singles by Jim Pyburn, pinch hitters Bob Boyd, Tito Fracona and Wayne Causey gave Balti more two runs before Gus Tri- andos lined into a double play to end the inning. The final run of the game came in the ninth inning when Oriole leftfielder Jim Dyck belted a solo homer off Cleveland pitcher Bud Daley who had replaced Maglie in the previous inning. PRESS BOX NOTES Even though gusty winds and blowing dust cut the Easter Sunday crowd to 1,625, the Indians set a new attendance mark for 1956 at Hi Corbett with 26,662. This bettered the old record of 26,506 set last year. . . . Herb score ran his strikeout total to 13 for the 17 innings he has pitched since the exhibition season opened. . . . Al Rosen's two hits and two RBIs gave him 20 RBIs and 20 hits in 41 times at bat for a .489 average this spring. ... Two brilliant fielding gems were turned in during the contest. Baltimore's Freddie Marsh came up with a beauty in the sixth Inning when he made a reaching grab of Stu Locklin's sinking liner. Tribe second baseman Larry Raines duplicated the feat in the seventh Inning when he made a one-handed stab of a wind-blown fly in short left field. The Indians play 14 straight games on their return road trip to Cleveland. The Tribe expects to reach home April 15. BALTIMORE CLEVELAND AS H O A AB H O A Marsh, st 8 0 2 7 3 10 0 Aaams.iD aval 1110 Philley,3b 1 0 0 0 Rines.2b 1 O 4 Causev.Sb 110 1 Cal.vita.rf 1110 Tnanaos.lD (lli! R0sen,3b 2 2 0 1 eiio Regaldo,3b 1020 mnn.o a v u v Wertz,1b 4 2 10 1 Gastall.o 2 0 4 0 Locklin.lf 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 10 2 3 110 0 Averill.o 4 14 0 Pyburn.rf 2 110 Score.p 2 10 0 Nelson.rf 2 10 0 Maglie.p 2 10 0 Moore. p 110 0 Daley, p 0 0 10 Zuverink.p 10 0 0 a-Boyd 110 0 b-Fracona 110 0 C-Hal 10 0 0 Totala 35 10 24 13 Tdtalt 111127 11 a Singled for Moore in 8th. b Singled for Marsh in 6th. c Grounded out for Zuverlnk In 9th. BALTIMORE 000 000 0213 CLEVELAND 210 000 11x i n Woodling, Mele, Ralnee 2. wertx, Dyck, Pyburn, Boyd. E Diering. RBI Fracona, Causey, Dyck, Calavito 2, Rosen 2, Averill. 2B Woodling, Calavito, Rosen, Dlaring. SB Calavito. HR Dyck. SAC Calavito. Left Cleveland 6; Baltimore S. BB Moore 3, Score 1. SO Scor 4. Moor 3. HO Moore, 9 In I; Zuverlnk 2 In 1; Score 1 In 6; Maglie In 2t; Daley 2 In 1'a. R-ER Moore 6-4; Score 0-0; Maglio 2-2; Zuverink 0-0; Oaley 1-1. Winner Score. Losers Moore. HBP Adame (Maglie). DP Triandoe- Adams; Marsh-Adams; Strickland-Raines-Werta. U Umont end Hurley; T 2:10. A 1,625 (paid). Capture Doubleheader Trotters Rap All-Stars NEW YORK, April 1 UP) The Harlem Globetrotters swept both ends of a day-njght doubleheader from the College All-Stars today by taking the night game 72-64 before 10,085 in Madison Square Garden. An afternoon crowd of 12,135 witnessed the Globetrotters' 61-52 victory over the same All-Stars in a game which opened the seventh annual cross country tour of the troupe which will cover 20 games in 18 cities in -as many days with Boston Monday night's stop. The Globetrotters had to go all out in the nightcap as they battled from behind to gain a 57-57 tie at the end of three periods. Then in the last quarter the Collegians stopped cold, scoring only seven points while the Trotters collected 15. Andy Johnson was the Globetrotter hero with three tap-ins in the final period but it was Bob Hall, who scored 10 of bis 14 points in the second half, who enabled the club to overcome its 43-37 half-time deficit. Ermer Robinson, who tied the Collegians All-America Tom Heinsohn of Holy Cross for scoring honors with 16, combined with Josh Grider as the Trotters' big guns in the first half. Fencing Tourney Opens At Bear Down Gym Sat. Competition In the Western Intercollegiate Fencing Conference opens at Bear Down gym at 8 a.m. Saturday with more than eight schools expected to . be represented. Hugo Castello, coach at New York University and former member of the United States fencing team, will be present at the conference and will act as chairman of the bout committee. One of the schools entered the Air' Force Academy has a former Tucson High School fencer on its team in Mike Lipscomb. He is scheduled to compete in the tourney. Schools taking part Include the Air Force Academy, the University of California, Colorado A&M, Reed College, Stanford, Pomona and possibly Tempe. Head Man Favored At Jamaica Three Year Olds Open Thoroughbred Season NEW YORK, April 1 Of) Ten 3-year olds, seven of them eligible for the Kentucky Derby, will start the New Yrrk thoroughbred racing season off with a bang tomorrow in the $20,000-added experimental free handicap at Jamaica. Some have reputations, others will have to earn their press notices, but this six furlong sprint should produce a horse to be reckoned with in the big races to come. There are nine colts, and a lone filly Glamour In the lineup. The big names are Mrs. Anson A. Blgelow's Nail, 1955 champion 2-year-old; C. V. Whitney'a Head Man, who finished second, to Nail in the Belmont Futurity last fall; and the Speedy Polly's Jet, from John McShain's Barclay Stable, Head Man is the probable favorite, and the presence of Eddie Arcaro in the saddle won't hurt the chances of this roan son of Eight Thirty. A week ago at Bowie, Head Man zipped home an easy winner in his first start of the season after wintering In South Carolina. Nail is the top weight of tht field with 125 pounds in the experimental, a yardstick, of racing class as drafted by the handicapping pencil of, racing secretary Jimmy Kilroe. If the fickle spring weather brings rain. Nail moves way up, for the grey colt sloshed through mud last fall to win the Belmont and Pimlico futurities, and the Remsen. He earned $239,930, second highest amount ever banked by a 2-year old. Tolan Captures Phoenix Race PHOENIX, April 1 CD Johnny Tolan of Denver moved past Johnny Boyd of Fresno, Calif., In the 72nd iap and won a 100-lap national championship auto race at South Mountain Park here tonight. Tolan finished a half lap ahead of Boyd. Boyd had taken the lead in the 65th lap, when Johnny Baldwin of San Carlos, Calif, crashed into the east wall after his throttle Jammed. He was not seriously injured. Segura Beats Trabert HAMILTON. Bermuda, April 1 t?) Pancho Segura today retained the professional tennis championship of Bermuda, defeating Tony Trabert 6-8, 6-1, 6-4 in the finals.

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