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THURSDAY, MARCH 22,1956 BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE EI.EVEX BETWEEN Ramon Monzant's notice lhat he was taking a Giant leave of absence for personal considerations was no bluff — even if he did reconsider . . . the Venezuelan is a very religious, conscientious young man, who devotes a good part of his day to prayer . . . Second base Dodger aspirant Charley Neal is a better infielder and hitter right now than Incumbent Don Zimmer, Insists former Brooklyn chattel Pete Wojey ... « . . Down Florida way, Stan Musial juts the popular interpretation on the deal that landed Randy Jackson with the Dodgers . . A "Just when we got Brooklyn hurting a little at third base, the Cubs fix 'em up." . . . Bucky Harris says the Cardinals got the nian to jack up their sagging pitching in Ben Flowers, a Bed Sox and Tiger castoff . . . The parting w a s outwardly friendly between the New Vork Knicks and Joe Lapchick . . . and the old Celtic rebounded "To St. John's ... but privately he's still biiter at the shuffle he got . ; . Ralph Branca, the erstwhile pitcher, huddled with Leo Durocher in Hollywood for half an hour and came out of conference with this bit: "I'm certain Leo will never return to baseball — this year." drumming up the Kentucky Club Derby Day contest (the one where you win a horse), has travelled 40,000 miles in a couple of months , Give him two years, says our North Carolina agent, and Jim Tatum will have completely overhauled the Tar Heel athletic staff . . . » • • The wife of Vic Molodet, NC State basketball guard, was telling an interviewer how the Wolfpack conference title drive traced back to a secret squad meeting a month before season's end . . . "The boys," quoth the noble missue, "vowed right then and there to quit smoking, late hours and women . . . (pause) . . . wild, wild women, that is." . . . Rookie hurler Dave Slsler of the Red Soi, son of the immortal "George, is a pretty fair athlete In his own right — a four letterman In high school and captain of the Princeton cagers ... Larry Doby says his sunglasses fad in spring training (he even wears them to bat) Is only to beat the Florida glare ... To show you what a batting average will do, Al Kaline .didn't even,own a suit when he first signed with the Tigers three years ago - today he's one of the league's best dressed . . . White Sox shortstop Luis Aparicio was found and signed by Luman Harris, who followed Paul Richards to Baltimore as a coach . . . Most baseball veterans «»y it's the legs that go first, while their batting eye rem»ln« . . . One-time Yankee Red Rolfe, now athletic directing at Dartmouth, «ay« with him It's just the opposite — he wouldn't dare take his licks In pr.ctice with the college kids became he doesn't truts himself to se« the ball . . . Stan Musial Branca, now a publicity man There's a possibility the first draft choice of the National Basketball Association (by the last place Rochester Royals) will NOT be fabulous Bill Russell of San Francisco but Duquesne's Sihugo Green . . . because of Russell's Olympic ambitions, the Harlem Globetrotters' and Clowns' big money offers ... and the Royals already lead the NBA in rebounds . . . Between you'n'me, the biggest hammer on pro basKetball Is held by Abe Saperstein, who plays ball-with the NBA-clubs by bringing his Globetrotters in to jack up their gates . . . only if they play ball with him by laying off collegians he covets ... Spring Count: NL28,AL 24 Cards Believe Lane- National Is Tougher By BEN OLAN The Associated Press There may or may not be something in Frank Lane's recent observation that "the National League is a stronger league than the American." The senior circuit has captured the last two World Series — by the Dodgers last year and the Giants in 1954 — and five of the last six All-Star Games. And the National League has the statistics going for them in the grapefruit-cactus competition this spring. In 53 interleague exhibition games, NL teams are out in front 28-24 With one tie Lane, who took over as St. Louis ing Milwaukee its fourth straight 6-0. Bobby Avila, playing his sec Cards' general manager this year alter a similar tenure with the Chicago White Sox, said, "II the Cards were in the American League they'd finish ahead of the Sox." Considering that St. White Louis Dusty Might Desert the Bench PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) — James LaMar Rhodes, who is more familiar *s plain Dusty of pinch-hitting renown for the New York Giants, just might desert the bench for regular day-to-day duty. Dusty was a standout hero of the 1954 World Series Giant championship team. He could do no wrong with his large bat., and he did things with it at the most propituous moments. Last year he was something less than a sensation, and so was the third-finishing Giant team. True, his official average for 187 times at bat in 92 games was a respectable .305. But the dramatic game- winning blow was lacking. The outlook is different this spring. He is hitting close to .400, as compared to a minute .095 last spring. And he has whacked out four home runs, where last spring he couldn't buy a home run or a hit. The man from Montgomery. Ala., reported to camp in excellent shape, which was In contrast to a year ago when he was still cele- bnrtlng the 1954 Giant conquest over Cleveland. Back of this is a more signifi- Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS St. Louis — Virgil Aklns, 14'8Vi, St. Louis, outpointed Hector Con- Flanagan. 158'.:i, Minnefl.riolis, out- pointed Johnny Neal, 156, Indianapolis, 8. Buenos Aires t— Pascual Perez, 108, Buenos Aires, stopped Antonio Gomez, 112(5, Argentina, 8. (non-title). cant point. Bill Rigney, the new New York manager, promised that Rhodes would be given a chance to play every day, not just as a pinch hitter, and Rigney has played Dusty as often as possible. In the. last two games, Rhodes has hit two home runs, a triple, a double and a single. Essakow, KO'd Boxer Dies JOHANNESBURG HI — Hubert Essakow, 21-year-old boxer, died early today after being knocked out by Willie Toweel Monday. It was the second death in the professional ring this year. Essakow was knocked out in the llth round of the scheduled 12- round fight and never regained consciousness. Doctors, who operated on the young fighter after the knockout, said he suffered a brain hemorrhage. The fight originally was billed for Toweel's South African featherweight title but Toweel, unable to make 126 pounds, forfeited his crown and the bout went on as an overweight match. wound up in seventh place and the ^White Sox in third a year ago, that's quite a statement. And Mr. Lane's Redbirds are carrying the National League banner in fine style in' the exhibition games. They've beaten American League clubs five times and lost only twice. But it's been the Pittsburgh Pirates who've done best against American League opponents. They're 5-1. The Dodgers are 5-3, Hie Chicago Cubs 5-4, the Giants 4-4, Cincinnati 2-4, Philadelphia 1-3 and Milwaukee 1-3 with a tie. Williams Injured The Boston Red Sox have put together 'the best American League mark. They've won four, lost one with one deadlock. The other records are,: New York Yankees 4-2, the white Sox 3-2, Cleveland 5-4, Washington 2-3, Kansas City 2-4, Baltimore 3-6 and Detroit 1-6. The Red Sox, however, may have lost their No. 1 slugger, Ted WH- Hams, for the remainder of the exhibition season. The Boston Post reported Ted pulled a leg muscle In a workout and has been advised by team trainer Jack Fadden that at Williams' age, 37, the injury won't heal as quickly as In his younger days. The National won both inter- league skirmishes yesterday. The champion Dodgers edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 on Randy Jackson's lOth-inning single and Pittsburgh downed Washington 6-3 behind the effective pitching of Vernon Law and Ronnie Kline. Cards Slug Braves In games involving National League clubs, Cincinnati parlayed four singles and 11 bases on balls into a 5-3 victory over the Phillies. The Cards pounded Chet Nichols and Dave Jolly for 15 hits in hand* * * Birds in Right Loop After All ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. W) — Until their 9-2 victory over Milwaukee yesterday, that St. Louis Cardinals were wondering if they were in the wrong league. It was their first victory of the spring training season over a fellow National League rival, after four straight losses. Against American League teams they have won five and lost two. Six players banged two hits in the 14-hit spree. Rip Repulski snapped out of a long slump and Joe Cunningham kept the first base battle hot by driving in three runs. Red Schoendienst raised his average to .321 and Stan Musial to .345. Ben Flowers, the 6-4 American League casto'ff, became the first Redblrd pitcher to go six innings. Stu Miller blanked the Braves the last thr« innings. Paint Closeout Many Tjpes And 0«l«n i Price Hubbard Hardware CHATTER-BOX "A Better Place to Go." 441 So. 21st St. MICHELOB DRAFT BEER Grover L. Frailer, owner W. L. Pugh, Mgr. 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In the American, Larry Doby connected for a 400-foot homer as the White Sox blanked the Red Sox ond game of the spring, drove in four runs with two triples and a single to lead Cleveland to an 11:4 victory over Baltimore. And Mickey Mantle continued his prolific hitting with a homer and a triple as the Yankees tripped Kansas City 0-3. i Alabama Seniors Clip Seeded Team, in AAU DENVER (AP) — Two talented collections of collegians from the deep South and the far West challenge veteran AAU clubs in tonight's quarterfinals of the 49th annual National AAU Basketball Tournament. The Pasadena, Calif., Mirror Glaze five, featuring Pasadena Nazarene College players, advanced yesterday with the meet's biggest upset — an 86-75 conquest of the Peoria, 111., Cats. 1954 champions and seeded No. 2 in the current meet. Almost matching the Pasadena performance, seniors from the University of Alabama's Southeastern Conference champions moved ahead with an 85-77 triumph over seeded Akron, Ohio, Goodyears. Q-Final Features Pasadena meets tne Seattle Buchan Bakers and the Albanians, flying the colors of Ada Oilers of Mobile, clash with Wichita, Vickers Oilers in the quartefinal features. Other quarterfinal games send defending champion Phillips 66 of Bartlesville, Okla., against the all- Negro Rainer Comets of Chicago and the Denver Central Bankers against Milwaukee Allen-Bradley. Arnold Short and Chuck Darling Furgol, Burkemo Golf Pros to Beat MIAMI BEACH, Fla., (/ft— Touring golf professionals teed off today in the 515,000 Miami Beach Ed Furgol were regarded as the ones to beat. Burkemo and Furgol shot five under par 61s. yesterday in the pro-am tournament to lead the field. Gardner Dickinson, Jr., Tommy Bolt and Don Finsterwald tied with 68s: Sam Snead, Chick Harbert, Gene Littler and Mike Souchak tied with 69s. Vic Ghezzi teamed with amateurs Norton Harris, Key West; Ad Schwartz. Miami each, an Dr. Louis Jackson, Miami, to win pro-amateur team honors with 57. The 72-hole tournament Will be played over the 6,577-yard Bayshore course where par is 36-36— If. accounted for 38 points in leading Phillips 66 past the Marine All- Stars, 84-66. Dick Boushka. formerly of St. Louis University, and Les Lane, ex-Oklahoma, were the chief weapons in Wichita Vickers' 75-66 victory over Boulder, Colo., Luckett- Nix, made up of Colorado and Wyoming college standouts. With Peoria's upset, Wichita is rated the strongest threat to Phillips' bid for a second straight title. PINKY LEE'S Weatherbird Shoes Fir Correctly. HEUER'S PROLIFIC — Mickey Mantle continued his prolific hitting with a homer and a triple yesterday as the Yankees tripped Kansas Oily 9-5. Mantle roams the outfield for the "weaker" league club. 'Sox' Walseth To Take Over At Colorado BOULDER, Colo. (JP) — Russell (Sox) Walseth, head basketball coach at South Dakota State College, is expected to report in about 10 days as cage mentor at the University of Colorado. Appointment of the 29-year-old, former Colorado athlete was . announced yesterday by CU Athletic Director Harry G. Carlson' choice by the school's regents. Salary terms were not announced but Walseth was expected to draw about S7.0CO yearly. He received a four-year contract. Walseth is expected on the campus about April 1, the date Coach H. B. Bebe Lee departs to become athletic director at Kansas State. Both Colorado and K-State are in the Big Seven Conference. ROTHROCK DRUG STORE Remember us for prescriptions At your Call 'This Rtlul,!, aundr for •« charge. Tu Woods Drug Store Phone POplar 3-4507 [INGE 1877 lyirtol of... DEPENDABLE FREIGHT SERVICE AG E N T'S NAM E PHONE & ADDRESS G. L. 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