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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 7, 1956
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BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NKWI SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1956 PAGE SU BLITHE ViLLiE tAKR.} (JUUK1CK KEYY1 . — • Ken Venturi Still Shooting Master Golf Unworried About Gary Middlecoff In Second Place By MERCER BAILEY AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Cairn Ken Venturi, 24, well on his way toward proving he is the world's greatest amateur golfer figures today's third round should determine whether he wiU win or lose the 20th Masters championship. "I'll try to make my bid In the* rd round." the poised, San I /»« I Dogged Giambra Gets Nod Over Tough John L, thi , Francisco automobile salesman tald after his 66-69—135 put him four strokes out front at the midway mark. "I'll either win It or lose it the third round." Not Cocky Confident rather than cocky, •olid rather than sensational, the handsome, well - built Venturi didn't seem overly worried that defending champion Gary Middlecoff. an old hand at winning .the big ones, was In second place with «7-7Z— 139. Asked about the difference in the pressure on Middlecoff and on himself. Venturi studied a moment, then said: "You can't dispute a man of success, like Middlecoff. Let's put It that way. If anyone cracks, It won't he Middlecoff— but It won't necessarily be me either." If he doesn't crack, Venturi eon become the first amateur to win the Masters classic. Just as Venturi had h comfort- tble lead over Middlecoff. Cary had a three-stroke bu'^ie over his nearest challengers for the top professional prize of $5,000. Tied at 142 were veteran Pete Cooper, POA Champion Doug Ford Shelley Mayfleld 'and Tommy Bolt. Next came Jerry Barber and Jackie Burke at Ml ana Bob Rosburg and Fred Hawkins Venturi. Cooper, Burke at 144. Only and amateur Harvle Ward mastered par In the second round over Uie wind lashed 6,985 yard Augusta National course with its standard of 35-36—72. Ward, like Cooper had a 70 and Burke a 71. Hofan Shoot* 78 On the other hand, Ben Hogran, only man who ever really brought this storied course to Its knees, had to settle for a 78. He took 41 strokes. Kogan set the Masters tournament record of 274 when he won his second championship here In 1053. Jimmy Dcmnrel and Snm Sncad who hold three Musters victories each, had 148 and 140, respectively. Venturi's 135 matched the 30- hole record for the Masters, set by Henry Plcard In 11)35 and •quailed by Byron Nelson, wliom Venturi credits for his golfing success, In 1942. Plcard didn't win in 1936 despite hi* fine start, but Nelson did—after a playoff with Hogan. Collegiate Shot Mark By Nieder By HAROLD V. RATLIFF AUSTIN (AP) — Powered by a new collegiate outdoor shot put record by giant Bill Nieder, a great javelin toss by Les Bitner and a flock of blistering relay teams Kansas dominated the Texas Relays today. j Thn massive Jaylwv/k was the feature of yesterday's opening session of the hu KG track and field By OWEN CRUMB SYRACUSE, N. Y. {AP) — Middleweight contender Joey Giambra today was in the market for (1) a new dog, and (2) a crack at the championship. They are listed in the order li which he Is most likely to ge them. He earned them last nl^h' with a hard-won unanimous 10 round decision over battling John L. Sullivan, one of the gftmeat con tributlons England has made to the American fight scene since Don Cockell took on Heavyweight Champion Rocky Marclano. Itolining Battle The fight wns a rousing battle the best seen In the County War Memorial here in many months Much of the way they stood too to toe and slugged as Sullivan tried to crowd Giambra and force him to abandon the clever, boxing-master style he lias used to climb the middleweight ladder Into the same ring with then champion Bobo Olson. Jpey earned his title crack and had the.contract In his pocket Then Sugar Ray Robinson upsel Olson find the contract became souvenir. But to get back to the dog. Olambra Is probably the mosl outspoken dog lover in boxing. Prom each purse he sets aside $100 to buy another duchslnind for his kennel. But after last night's victory. Joey remarked he thought he might like to get a basset hound this Lime Instead. Sullivan said, "I thought I hac won. I'd like to fight either Giambra or Rocky Castellan! n time." Castellan! beat Sullivan ill February. 'Til bent either of then: the next time. 1 ' There were no knockdowns las! night. Judges Richie Fazio and Paul Cummins scared It 5-4-1 Olambra. Referee Harry Kesslei had it 6-3-1 for Joey. The Associated Press favored Sullivan by 5-4-1. Photographers Take a Dip WINTER HAVEN, Flu. I.I 1 ) — A jftillery of photographers poised to take shots of .spec-illMH water skiers was IO.HKLM) Into lake \vulcrs when a stand collapsed. The hlff splash came yesterday at Cyprcsn Gardens In the annual Dixie Witter Ski Tournament. No one wax hurt — Just wet clothing and spoiled film. Zebras, Cats Take Tennis Meet Wins LITTLE ROCK Itf — El Dorado and Pine Bluff dominated the Blfj I tennis tournament here yes- carnival with a mljjhty throw of I teiday, with Kl Oonido winning the 59 feet 9 Inches, .shnvlny Parry O'Brien 1 !, collegiate record of 50 lect 2', Inches set in 1953. It also! blnsied the Texas Relays jrucord held by Dnrrow Hooper of Texas A&M by 3 feet OS inches. 7t still was n qunrler of an inch under Nieder 'H National CoIlCRi- ntc, indoor record set this year .singles, nnd Pine Bluff tilling the doubles title. set by Rona Id Hn yncs of the United States Navy In 1952. The college division set no records but It featured a 1:-15.5 half- mile by Billy Tlc'wel] of Kansas Slate Teachers ol Emporja In Bitner didn't ruin the colle«l:Ue u . (irijllp his Ienm [0 vlctory in the record but he filing the Javelin 220 feet 8 inches to wipe out the Tex- sprint medley relay. TldweH's time equalled the if, R A°il^r ^U" d " rd Of1 , 219 i? l::c ,u5 world's' record for the RHO yimls T,,,,.. „. ti n ..,ii.. <?<.» ^ ^ ^^ Spurrier of the Sim FnincLsco Olympic Club last year but could not be considered for a record because H wns in n relay with n running start, Kansas wound up with t>3 points in the first session while Texas wns second with 38. by Alton Terry 01 Hardin-Sim mon.s in 1937. These «rcat showings plus a handy win by Kansas in the distance medley put the Jayha\vk.s on the way to R top-heavy vie- too* in the biff meet. There an; 23 more final events today and Kansas is ex pec led to notch several more first places. The opening session saw six new records put in the books, three In the unlvcrsity-colleRe class. Bob Buchanan, former Oklahoma athlete running unattached, raced the 5.000 meters in 15:18.1 to bellei the Texas Relays record of 15:24.0 "" MONTE IRVIN, his old roommate, lifts Willie Mays' cap so the people can get a better look at the Giants' star. Irvln is now Cubs\ big outfield hope, Irvin Now Looks Like 'Comeback of Year' The way Monte Irvin, 37, is going in spring training, he stacks up as prime material tor baseball's "Comeback of the Year." Once n World Series hero with and It looked for a while as if the New York blunts the panther like outfielder Is finding new life with the Chicago Cubs. With a potent bat which has hammered out a .500 average In the ten games, he apparently has clinched the left field spot. Four-For-Four Yesterday Irvln got four singles in four times at bat and Joined with Ernie Banks, who knocked in live runs. In blasting the Baltimore Orioles 15-11 at San Antonio. Irvln's major league career has been one of hill tops and chasms, with th ccnd of his bnseball life several times Just nil eye flick away. After his groat World Series per- lormancc with lh> Giants In 1051. when he batted .458, he suffered n compound fracture right nnkle In a spring training game nt Denver. Out a year, he mndc a line comeback In 1953 only to be sidelined ugnln as the result of n plnte collision nnd inter n recurrence ol Ills ankl injury. Lust June he was sold outrlBht to Miimi'npolls, the Olntits' fnrm. his major league days might be over. Then the Cubs drafted him lust November tot 510,000. Rookies stole the limelight as major league teams continued to move north Friday, Hearing their home bases. Rookie Infielder, Bob Richardson of the New York Yankees drove In four runs as the Yanks broke a slx-gmne winning streak of the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 at Mobile, In the tenth Inning. Rookies Grand Slain At Jacksonville. Fla., Marty Keough and Don Budclln, rookies, each bit grand-slam home runs for the Br.ston Red Sox In beating Jacksonville's Sally League entry 19-4. Connie Orob, rookie right-hander with Washington, joined Dean Stone In pitching the Senators to a 4-3 triumph over the Cincinnati Redlegs at Florence, S. C. After two straight shutouts, the Giants unloaded on the Cleveland Indians, winning at Houston 13-6. The Pittsburgh Pirates won over Kansas City 0-8 at Austin, Tex. Landy Under 'Four' in Mud MELBOURNE. Australia (API — Lanky John Landy. world's fastest mllcr. run a blazing 3:58.6 In a special mile race at Olypmic Park today that missed Ills world mark of 3:58 by only six-tenths of a second. other 3:58.6. "ft was very disappointing getting so close," Landy said, but 1 A heavy track, soaked by an overnight rain, may have cost the Australian a chance of setting a new world record. As It was Landy now Is the holder ol the world's three fastest miles on record, lie ran his 3:58 In June. 1054, and only last January did an- Richards Definitely Shopping for Deal SAN ANTONIO, Texas Wi-Man- uer Paul Richards of the Baltimore Orioles, who said "we're definitely in the market for a deal." huddled here yesterday with Lou I Boudrcnu, skipper of the Kansas C O v in M@mnhlC Ity Athletics. | JUA ln mempniS "You can assume anything you! want." Richards told newsmen af-j Are you a White So\- supporter? talking with Boudrean. And Cardinal fan? Regardless of your realize I will have to be pushed to get inside that 3:58. I am sure you cannot do It on your own." Landy now has run four of his last five miles under four minutes. The exception came last month when he did 4:04.2 after he pulled up and stepped off the track to see it Ron Clarke, who had tripped and fallen, was hurt. It was estimated that this act of sportsmanship cost him 4 or 5 seconds. Redbirds Try On Bondreau said. "We tossed a lot of names around." The A's manager was believed dickering for centertielder Chuck Dierlng, catcher-first baseman Gus Trianrios and some pitching. jinswer the fact remains the same: St. Louis pliiys Chicago today and tomorrow at Russwood Park in Memphis. Roth exhibit ion bn.seb:ill games shirt nt 2 o'clock. PIONEER SEED CORN Guaranteed Stand Jack Robinson Implement Co. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Monday, April 9 8:15 p.m. 6-MAN TAG MATCH 90-Mimitc Time I.imil—Best 2 out of :i Falls BUTCH BOYETT, JOE McCARTHY and PRINCE OMAR —V*.— BOB BOYER, JOE WELCH A NO BILLY SHARBER Adults 50c — Children 15c Also 3 1-Fall Matches Boyctt vs. Boyer Sharbcr vs. Omar McCarthy vs. Welch Claim Wilt The Stilt Is Pro Cager NEW YORK (AP) — An official of the Amateur Athletic Union said today he had a report that Wilt (The Stilt) Chamberlain had played under an assumed name and against professionals, but the widely-publicized Kansas freshman basketball star promptly denied it. Col. Harry D. Henshel, chairman of the U. S. Olympic Basketball Committee, said he had checked a report that the 7-foot star had played under the name of "Marcus" against pros at Cumberland, Md., when he was 16 years old. But Henshel said he has no interest in Chamberlain or in professionals of any sort. "This is strictly a college matter. Neither the AAU nor I have anything to do with it." Philadelphia Story At his Philadelphia home, where he is on a spring vacation. Chamberlain denied ever playing in a pro game or under an assumed name and added "I never played basketball in Cumberland, Md.. in my life," Reaves Peters, Big Seven commissioner, said he had no comment but added that any comment or action would have to come from the faculty representative at Kansas, Walter Byers, NCAA executive director who is attending, with Peters, a meeting of athletic commissioners at White Sulpher Springs, W. Va., could be not reached for comment. Henshel said he got a tip from a friend in Philadelphia and checked with Suter Kegg, sports editor of the Cumberland Evening Times, who sent htm a copy of the story. "The article said that Chamberlain, playing under the name of Marcus, had scored 44 points in a team called the Cumberland Old Germans," Henshel said. "The team had a playing coach who was a pro. Bob Pence, and other pros named Lou Bell and George Goetz." Henshel said "I cannot substantiate these reports as facts. I, am not attempting to. It's not an AUU or an Olympic problem at all." Olympics Spurred Check The committee chairman said he started the check when he thought Chamberlain might make a bid for a position on the U. B. Olympic basketball team. But under Big Seven rules, freshmen are forbidden to participate in post-season events. Henshel said he believes his name was projected into the case because of a $35,t)OQ slander suit which he recently filed against Dr. Forrest C. Phog Allen, who retired after this season as Kansas' basketball coach. Allen, who was turned down by the school's board of regents in an attempt to be retained another year so he could coach Chamberlain as a varsity player, was on a lecture tour and unavailable for comment. Porkers Drop Second Game TULSA, Okla. (.T^The University of Tulsa shaded the Arkansas Razorbacks 4-3 here yesterday to deal the Porkers their second defeat, against five victories, of the 1956 baseball season. Bob Remey singled to drive home Uie winning; run In the last of the j ninth inning. Arkansas had tied the score at 3-all in Its half of the ninth when Walt Matthews singled to score two runs and Don Horton hit a sacrifice fly to bring in the other. ONE MORE RUN — Navy's 1952 Olympic championship crew carries its shell out of the Academy boathouse for a turn on the Severn River. Plans are to break up the group into an eiaht and two fours for the Games in Melbourne. AH are in some branch of Naval service. Giles Latest to Give HutchStankyWoes • By JOE REICHLER MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Freddy Hutchinson, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals, is going through the same experience Eddie Stanky did a year ago. As was the case last spring, big things are predicted for the Cardinals because of the fine showing of the pitchers during the exhibition games. The latest to join the Redbird bandwagon is Warren Giles, president of the National League, who was quoted recently as saying that St. Louis was the best club he had seen in Florida. Like Stanky, Hutchinson refuses to be swept along by the optimism. "We'll go as far as our pitching will carry us," was Stanky's observation a year ago. Stanky's worst fears were borne out once the season got under way. The pitchers flopped so badly the team finished a miserable seventh, the Cards' worst showing in 30 years. Reaction Is Same Hutchinson's reaction is almost the same. "It's up to the pitch- Ing " he said. "If It continues to be as good as It has been, we'll lie all right. If it doesn't, we're knows if the Cards are sunk." Hutch Cage Clinic at SMU WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. 1*1 — The annual basketball clinic of the National Assn. of Collegiate Commissioners will be held nt Southern Methodist University Oct. 29-30. to improve, fellows like Harvey Haddix (12-16). Torn Poholsky IBID Gordon Jones (1-4) and others must better their 1855 records. Wilmer (Vinegar Bend) Millez must fulfill the promise he showed before he went into the Army two years ago. And veterans like Ellis Kinder, Prank Smith. Paul LaPalme and Jackie Collum must provide the relief pitching the Cards didnt get a year ago. Pitching is not the only problem confronting Hutchinson. Because of the club's predominance o'f lefthander power, the new manager expects the other clubs to save their southpaw pitchers for the Cards. As a countermeasure, Hank Sauer. the veteran right- handed hitting outfielder, was obtained from Chicago. "We've got two pretty good rlghthanded power hitters in Ken Boyer and Rip Repulski," he said, "but we could stand one more." With the exception of shortstop, the infield is set. Wally Moon, the converted outfielder has done an acceptable job at firs'. base. He is not the fielder tha! Tom Alston is. nor does he hit with as much power as Joe -tun- ningham, but he'll hit for a higher average thnn either. Alston probably will be kept. Red 'Schoendienst at second base has-had a wonderful spring. So has Boyer at third. Dick Scho- fleld, the $40.000 bonus youngster, is giving Alex Grammas a terrific battle for shortstop. The outfield is set with Repulski in left. Bill Virdon, last year's "Rookie-of-the-Year In center and Stan Musial, still a great hitter, in right. Stan normally a poor spring hitter, is leading the club in hitting. The catching should be better. Bill Sarni looks like he did two years ago. Hal Smith is a fine defensive catcher with a strong arm and Walker Cooper has demonstrated he can still swing a dangerous bat. * <f * MEMPHIS, Tenn. UK — Tile St. Louis Cardinals added 21-year-old Jackie Brandt to their outfield roster yesterday and it is predicted that Archie Wilson is on the way out. Wilson, purchased from Toronto last fall, has been sidelined with a bone chip in his left hand during most of the training period. Brandt, whose contract was purchased by St. Louis from the Redbirds' farm club at Rochester, N. Y., made the jump from class D ball to the major leagues in three years. Fran kLane, Redbirds genera manager, said Brandt won't ride the bench. "He has to make It as a front-liner," Lane said. "li we thought he was still some distance away, we would not have put him on our roster." £1 Dorado Has Golf Title in Big Eight LITTLE ROCK Wl - Eddie Adair and Richard Crawford gave El Dorado the team championship of the Big Eight golf tournament here yesterday. Spartans Take Outside Runs In Stride QUANTICO, Va'. (AP) — Under ordinary circumstances Michigan State would be a threat in any track meet. But the circumstances are not ordinary and the Spartans' efforts in the Marine Relays—the first major outdoor test of the Olympic year— at this sprawling Leatherneck base has left their rivals gasping. Coach Carl Schladerman's team already has won two events and could win two more today in the closing: session of the big carnival. And this is a club that didn't set foot outdoors until it arrived here early this week. From Tasmania Dave Lean, a Spartan by way of Tasmania (an island near Australia), won the 400-meter hurdles in 54.4. MSU also captured the four- mile relay in 17:57, and qualified for the university section of the sprint medley in 3:35.5. in addition, Ed Brabham got in for the 100-yard final, and Joe Savoltii qualified for the 120-yard high hurdles final. "Yes, I'm surprised that we've done so well," admitted Schlader- man. "But you must realize that Lean is a wonderful boy. He was No. 1 on the dean's list last quarter and is upset this quarter because he got one B." Lean was anchor man on the sprint medley team and Schlader- man was pleased with his performance. "I expected him to win the hurdles and he will have a good chance of beating some of those Russians in the Olympics (he'll fun for Australia because Tasmania is under that nation's rule). But the way he came through in his leg of the sprint medley was a revelation. He's a natural athlete and there's no limit to his capabilities." 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