MONDAY, MAACX M, MM BLTTHEVILLB (AM.) COURIER NEWS ELEVEN Colavito Rips At .462 Clip For Indians By ED CORKIGAN The Awoclated Fre» When the Cleveland Indians opened their spring training camp in Tucson, Ariz., Rocky Colavito, a muscular young outfielder, approached Bob Feller. "W«v Bnh " he saJd. "will VOU ield , Bob," he saJd, "will you throw me some curves when you get In shape? I ligure that 11 I can hit curves as well as I can phia Phillies 9-0 at Sarasota. hit fast balls, I'll do all right." Feller's lessons must have paid off because today Colavito J _s-'-stands a towering 6-3, shows ho. , smart- .462 batting average on 12 - . hits in 26 trips to the plate. He also leads the Indians in runs-batted-in with 12 and has hit lack the Baltimore Orioles 6-3, at Scottsdale Ariz, when Walt Mo- rynbrolce a 3-all tie with a three- un homer in the eighth inning. At Lakeland the Detroit Tigers three 'home runs. One was .a won their second exhibition game grand-slammer and two yesterday of the season by crushing the Mil- gra.nci-si«"iinicr u.uu i>wu jt^t^iuMj ui uie ac<iouu "j ^ «;M««5 < enabled his club to whip the New wa ukee Braves, also 6-3. York Giants 8-6 in Los Angeles. " Colavito was up with the Tribe last year for a while and got into five games. He hit .444. He spent practically all last season with In- dianpolis of the American Assn. Although he hit only .268, he knocked in 104 runs and hit 30 homers. Sal (The Ancient Barber) Maglie made his first appearance against his old Giant mates and held them to one run in- a three- inning stint. The New York Yankees seem to have come up with a find too in Mark Freeman a 24-year-old right-handed pitcher. He started scoreless for four innings, giving up only two hits. It. wasn't until the ninth that the Yankees were able to push over two runs and win the game 4-3. The Brooklyn Dodgers polished off the Chicago White Sox 4-1 with Boy Campanella hitting his first home run of the spring. Pittsburgh's two-man pitching staff, Bob Friend and Dick Littlefield, came up with a rare ac complishment while the Pirates were blasting the St. Louis Cardi nals 7-2 at St. Petersburg. Thej combined to hold Stan Musial hitless. Prank Sullivan Bob Porter GOOD VIEW — Fred HatHeld, Detroit innelder, watches batting practice from this vantage point at Lakeland, Fla., camp. $100.00 IFOR YOUR OLD STOVI (In Working Condition) ON ANl FULL SIZE I Florence Gas Range JHubbord & Soi •Furniture Phone 3-4409| At your Call " *•'« '._.. •ad i'cin«t_,, Woods Drug Store Phone FOplur 3-4507 ield and Leo Kiely of Boston also urned in a slick pitching per- ormancs blanking the Fhiladel- if-Ytor-OM Southpaw Irwin K/ein Win* Open ToWe Teiwk Crown WHM* lEAOW. H. T. tft-Sr- wic Klein, 17-year-old lefthanded star from LOB Angeles, won the men's singles title of the 26th national open table tennis ohampion- ship« eartf today with a 18-21, 1821, 21-19, 32-20, M-U victory over. Bernard Bukiet of Cleveland. Klein, who used the new sponge rubber racquet, is the youngest player to win the men's title since Sol Schif fof New York captured it in 1934 at the age of 16. Earlier in the night, he won the national junior singles by trouncing Norbert Van De Walle of Chicago, 21-14, 21-14, 21-9. Leah Neuberger of New York won the women's singles for the seventh time by trouncing Mildred Shahian of Chicago 2-7, 21-14, 21- The Washington Senators beat the Kansas City A's 7-5 in Or- •andor-The-Cmrago Cubs turned CHIC GARIBALDI, top-ranked heavyweight wrestler from St. Louis is one of the headliners on this week's Legion Memorial wrestling show which features the appearance of The Phantom. Stairway for Trout HUNGRY HORSE, Mont. HI—To build a mountain highway, a creek was guided into a culvert but it was too steep for spawning trout to make the grade up Flat- Jyjnd River's South Fork. Steps were built along the 138-foot culvert for the trout to climb. Five series of three sheet metal baffles in each series provide slack water, from which the trout can leap. Louisville, Duquesne Square Off NEW YORK M—Louisville's Cardinals, treated like po' relations by the gents who handled the seed- ings, get their first chance to strut their stuff tonight in a run-in with Duquesne as the National Invitation Basketball Tournament enters the quarterfinals. The Cardinals, who matched Dayton's 23-3 record and twice dumped the Ohioans C66-64, 59-56) during the season, were allotted the No. 2 spot in the seedings behind the Flyers, who hold thij favorite's role. Champ Wasn't Seeded Louisville's meeting with Duquesne, the defending champion which didn't receive a seeded ranking, is the afterpiece in the double-header at Madison .Square Garden. Fourth-seeded Niagara . plays St. Francis of Brooklyn in j the opener. Dayton meets Xavier of Cincin nati,' weakened considerably b; the disciplinary shelving of 6-! Dave Piontek, and third-seeded St Joseph's of Philadelphia plays Se ton Hall in tomorrow night-s quar terfinal finale. Louisville, at worst a legitimate cofavorite with Dayton, is making its fifth trip to the NIT with no much to show for the previous ef forts. The Cardinals got a first round bye with other seeded en tries, bat will have to get righ down to business against Du quesne, which did a fine job in ousting Oklahoma & M 69-61 Saturday. v Beaumont of St. Louis Is Cage King of State ST. LOTOS (/P)—Beaumont of St. Louis, with six state titles to its credit, reigns today as king of the Missouri State Class L High School Basketball Tournament. Tom Stanton's Bluejackets, with four players hitting for double figures, wrapped up the crown "Saturday night with a convincing 67-56 victory over suburban Maptewood. The state title had been won by out-state teams the past two years, Cape Girardeau winning in 1954 and Joplin in 1955. '80' and Ronnie Repair Crippled Tech Machine "Bo" Adams Protest By Paul Surprises Giles TAMPA, Fta.-tfl — Oabe Paul, general manager of the Cincinnati Bedlegs, likes to tell this story — in public — about his old boss, Warren Giles, now president of the National League. And he usually does it when Giles is present. Last sumer Giles slapped a fine on Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbetts for a ruckus in a game and Paul sent a rather bitter letter of protest to Giles. "For several days when I'd see Mr, Giles he'd have nothing to say to me," Paul relates. "Finally, one day he said rather sharply, 'what did you rnean sending me a letter like that one about the fining of Tebbetts'." "Why, Mr. Giles," Paul says he replied, "that was a carbon copy of one you sent to Ford Frick when he was president of the league and you were genera' manager of the Reds." Two bright lights in the bas- 'ketball life of Coach Sam this season were Charles "Bo" Adams and Ronnie Kennett, both of Leachville. Hindsman's championship machine from last year was wrecked by graduation and he had a tough rebuilding job on his hands. Ronnie and Bo proved to be something more than just spark- plugs in the new machine. The 6-4 Bo was a rebounding standout during the campaign. He switched to join Ronnie on the back line about midway through the schedule after starting as a center and forward^ Although Bo's specialty i* defense he managed to bucket 17S points for an 8.2 game average. His accuracy at the free throw line was .6ZO (51 good on 92 attempts) and bis field average was .326 (21 food on 58 tries). The Wonder Boys didn't recapture the conference flag but they marched right by all opposition to qualify for the NAIA basketball tournament at Kansas City. In the national meet they were bumped off hy one of the top- seeded quintets. * * * ; RONNIE KENNETT was an all- around standout for Tech. He's just 5-10 but was second-highest scorer on the team with a total of 278 points and a 13.2 game average. He was a slick operator at the charity counter, registering 86 on ill attempts. That's an average of .774. In the last trio of James before Kansas City, including two tournament matches, he hit 31 on 31 free throw attempts. Netting 21 goals from the field on 96 tries, his average was .351. Ronnie was the floor general for Tech, and his last-half shooting sprees accounted for many victories. Guard Bobby Smith of Arkansas College grabbed seven votes to make the all-AIC first team, while Ronnie, a sophomore, and three other guards-received six votes each. - Both Bo and Ronnie played in all 21 games during the season. Only seven geldings have won the Kentucky Derby. The last was • iyde Van Dusen in 1929. Phillips, Peoria Look Past AAU to Olympics DENVER (AP) — Phillips 66 and Peoria, HI., perennial amateur basketball leaders, were pdds-on favorites again at firing began today in the 21st national AAU tournament. The Oilers, from Bartlesvilie, Okla., and the Peoria Caterpillars were seeded No. 1 and 2, respectively, and had their sights on the Olympic playoffs at Kansas City, April 2-4. Phillips represented the United States in the 1948 Olympic Games and Peoria served in the same capacity in 1952.. This year's AAU champion and runnerup will tangle at Kansas City with a team of college all- stars and a picked squad from the armed services. The winner will supply the most men on the 14- man U.S. entry for the 1956 games in Australia. Phillips regained the AATJ crown last year after seeing Peoria take the bunting in 1952-54. The 66ers have practically the same team back, plus rookie stars Burdette Haldorson and Bob Jeangerard from the University of Colorado. Haldorson was the National Industrial Basketball League's leading scorer with 515 points in 24 games as Phillips grabbed the title for the 8th straight year. Peoria tied for second in the NIBL with the Wichita, Kan., Vickers one game behind Phillips. The Cats can start a lineup averaging 6 feet-9. They were bolstered late Uiis season by Don Schlundt, 6-10 star from Indiana University. Wichita has the tourney's tallest skyscrapers in 7-3 Wade -Halbrook from Oregon State and 7-0 Don Boldebuck from Houston. The firing starts at 3 p. m. (CST) between St. John's of Linden, N. J., and .King Motors of Hesi- ton, Kan. .Nine other first round contests follow today and tomorrow. Phillips, Peoria' ma four other seeded teams — Seattle Bikers, Denver Bankers, Wichita »nd Akron .(Ohio) Goodyear — draw first round byes. Their first games are scheduled in Wednesday's secound round of the single elimination meet. Quarterfinals are OR tap Thursday, semifinals Friday and th* title game Saturday. Infielder Granny Hamner of the Philadelphia Phillies made his major league debut with this club In 1944 at the age of 17. Bufford Shoe Shop Expert Shoe Repair Good Shoes at Good Prices 112 S. Broadway Moon Still Has Fight at First CLEARWATER, Fla. (/Ft— Strong armed Joe Cunningham and tall Tom Alston are giving Wally Moon a strong battle for the first base job with the St. Louis Cardinals. Cunningham, tl»e club's first baseman during the' last hah" of the 1954 season, singled twice in four times up and batted in a run yesterday as the Hedbirds lost to Pittsburgh 7-2. 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