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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 9, 1956 Burke in Breeze as Middlecoff Blows Caruthersville Is First in State B Meet Tigers Win 3 Trophies, Set For Chicks By SONNY SANDERS Courier News Correspondent CARUTHERSVILLE — Ca ruthersville's Tigers won the first place championship in Missouri's Class B Indoor track meet at Columbia Fri day night. They returned home this weekend with three trophies and 14 medals. But it was back to work Jor the Tigers this Monday afternoon as they went Into a long workout session prior to Tuesday's meet here. The Tigers will play nost to the Blythfrillc Chickas»ws »nd Poplar Bluff Mules at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow. The Tigers scored 44 points—second highest ever scored in the annual meet. DeSoto was second with J7 Brookfleld's defending champs made 21. Crystal City got 11 for fourth place. Caruthersville was second last year as Brookfleld had a two-thirds of a point edge. Cmnithersville rot trophies tor first place, BW yard relay and the mite relay. Jim Leslie was high point man for the Tigers with 12. Lee Bennett Jones racked up 11 and Morris Patterson scored 10. Edgerton got three. Scoring two apiece were George Cook, George Hollowell, Gerald Clayton and Bob Bartholomew. TIM tm yard relay team IF.ilger- ton, Clayton, Hollowell and Leslie) wen first and broke a 25-year- oU record. Their new 'time was 1 mhiBte 38.8 seconds. The mite relay team (Leslie, Bm 1 - tholomev, Cook and Patterson) broke the state record with a time of 3 minutes 43.4 seconds. Patteraon was first in the mile in 4 mtautec 4V seconds. Lmtte Med Hie stale record'for tht W yard dash with a first place ki 6.4 seconds. Edgcrton was flfUi In the 80 yard dash. Jones Ucd the state record for 90 yard high hurdles with n second place 7.9 seconds. He got third in the 95 yard low hurdles and third In the broad jump. Jack Streete and Larry McCoy put in good running performances In the 860 yard runs, but they didn't place. DETOUR SIGN SHARP cwve* AHEAP THE MAJOK& W-,'X'-:.S>I;'^ CAMP AND — ^k$t?;$ ^^jji Bi.D=RHM8 Tim Flowers Blooms In White Sox OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — Hard-firing Ben Flowers has projected himself to the front in a battle with Larry Jackson for the No. 5 spot on the St. Louis Cardinal pitching The big fireworks of the Sunday DOGHOfSE? - Casey Stengel looks" down the 1 Yankee dugout and wonders. The athleto next t,o the manager is pitcher Don Larsen, who wound up with his automobile wrapped around a telephone pole at 5:30 a.m.. us the American League chtiinpion,^ were about to break camp at St. Petersburg, F!a. Texas Trade Winds Blow: Orioles, A's SAN ANTONIO, Texas;.-?; — Luni Harris, a member of the Baltimore Orioles' coaching staff, was around with the Kansas City Ath-j letics on the exhibition circuit yes-[ terday, and of course there was; speculation the Birds and the A's' might haye a trade working. | There wasn't an inlrHng who j might be involved. ! Certainly it wasn't the A's Alex, Kellner, who showed Harris an eyeful by giving up only three i hits and no runs through seven in-i ning.s as Kansas City beat thef Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0. Kcllnevi was Kansas City's most effective pitcher last year, with an 11-8 record, but he hns been a slow starter this spring. His performance Sunday probably got him the opening-day pitching assignment The appearance of Harris as n [ spectator apparently was a follow! up on the conference here Friday | between manager Lou Boudrcau! of the A's ftnd Paul, Richards, manager of the Orioles, j staff, Flowers shut out the Chicago White Sox the lust six innings, allowing only five hits, as the Redbirds rallied to win yesterday »t Memphis, Tenn., 8-li. Jackson, in his first, bad showing of the spring ;ave up the six runs. Manager Fred HuU'hinson indicated that unless Willard Schmidt returns to form, the (i-4 Flowers might shoulder his way into the innings than any other man on Big Four. Flowers now has pitched mure innings than any oLhcrr man on the staff. 32, and has a sparkling earned run average of l.UG on seven runs and 29 hits. Alex Kcllncr, n big 31-year-old lefthander certainly never will go down in the record books as a reat pitcher, but he's an essential cog in the plans of Uie KIUISH.S City Athletics. Last year, Kellner was Hie most effective hurlev on the A's stivli with an 11-8 record, and mniuigpr Lou Boudreiiu was hoping he might regain some of (he touch that enabled him to win 20 games back in 1340 when the club was in Philadelphia. A good year from Kellner with an ns.si.st from the comebackinf? Bobby Slmntz. mid the A'.s possibly could move to the top of the second division in the American League. Until yesterday, Kcllner had been singularly unimpressive, losing (wo exhibition trnines and giving up 12 runs in '20 innings. Even the New York Yankees in their heyday needed belter pitching than that to win. j Bui ycMerdny Kellner tossed j seven scoreless innings m the A's 4-0 triumph over Pittsburgh in San Antonio. He crave up only three hits and enabled the A's to break a five-fin me losing .streak. Arnold Portocarrero handled the final two innings mid iarcd only six Buccos. He too hud been totally ineffective in previous appear- aiu-cs. The second beginning of the exhibition se-iison muvrfti the New York Giants' 10-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Dallas. Ray Katt, New York catcher was hit. on the head by Art Houttemnn in the' seventh inning. X-rays at ! Baylor Hospital were negative, | but Katt was held there overnight.' schedule worn provided Biillimore Orioles, one the the weakest-hitting' teams in the American League. The Orioles found the range for 24 hits against Chicago in Corpus Chrlsti and went on to batter the Cubs, 9-fi. Dave Philley, Bob Nelson an Tito FYancona all hit homers for the winners and righthander Ray Moore yielded only four hits in the first seven innings. The world champion Brooklyn Dodgers upended Braves, in the Milwaukee Nashville; the Yankees edged the Phillies. 4-2, in New Orleans; the St. Louis Card! rials oiitsluggccl the Chicago While Sox. 8-(i. in Memphis and the Cincinnati Rod legs halted the Washington Senators, 9-6, in Charlotte, Gil Hodges returned the Brooklyn lineup after an absence of a Weak because of a pulled muscle and celebrnted with a home run— one of the n safeties the Brqpks collected against the Braves. Junior Gilliam led with four hits. Tlie Yanks' Bob Turley held off the Phillies for seven innings.' but weakened in the eighth. Tom Morgan had to rescue him. Morgan. himself, needed a fine catch by vrnierfielder Tony Kubck of Jim Groengrass* liner to ?et out oi it. In major-minor league games. the Boston Red Sox cut down Birmingham of the Southern As- solution, fi-3. in Birmingham, and the Detroit Tigers trampled Houston of the Texas League, Houston, 6-1, Uo On Frank Smith ST. LOUIS i.'Pi — The Si. Louis Curdinuls announced today (hoy have pivon up on 28-year-old Frank Smith, a relief hurler with a sore arm. Tht 1 c'lub announced that. Smith. Amateur Ken Venturi Soars In Wildest Masters Finish By MERCER BAILEY AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A friendly puff of wind blew Jack Burke Jr. right into the 1958 Seminoles To Defend In Missco WILSON — Mississippi County's. Second Annual Track and Field Aleet for class B senior and junior high schools is to be held here Thursday, starting at 9 o'clock in the morning. Names of schools to participate in the meet have not been released yet since the official closing date on entries isn't, until tomorrow. Osceola, however, will return to defend both its senior and Junior championships. Once again they rule as strong: favorites. But Wilson's juniors should furnish the Seminoles with at least a small headache. It's expected that seven junior and six senior squads will take part In the affair. One of the stars to watch will ue Armorers Jerry Coats, He won the brand jump last year with a leap measuring 19 ft., 2*4 in, A returning champ who will prohahly run Into some stiff trouble Is pole vnuitcr Kenny Sano of Wilson.. Even Sunn's teammates have given him warning- that they'll be out to set a new murk. Speedy Ben Wells will be back, I too. The Osceola flash pounded out j n king-sized 57.8 440-yd. dash in j 1955. j The high jump ended In a Lindsey Chandler-Hudgins tie at 5 ft. !-a in. last year. Only Luxora's Hudgins is expected back to defend | the record. Chandler was from Wilson. ALL preliminaries are to be held in the morning with finals beginning- in the afternoon at 1 o'clock There will he tin prelims in tin; 440. 8811, mile, 880-n-Iay, or mile relay. If more Uian six (cams participate hi the -140-rcIay, however, there will be preliminaries. In .shot put, discus and broad jump prelims, each contestant is to be given [our trials with the live best marks qualifying for afternoon finals. Junior ft. 2 in,, moving U Inches at a time to 5 feet, then an inche at a time. Seniors begin at 4 ft. 6 in., moving 2 inches at a time to 5 ft. 4 in., then 1 inch at a lime. All jumps will be finals and made in the iiorning. Pole vaulters in the junior division start at 6 ft..9 in., move 3 inches at a time to 8 ft., then 2 inches at a lime. Seniors began at 8 ft., tnovinc 3 Indies a a time to 9 Ft., then 2 inches at n time. Vaults are Til finals, too, starting and finish- ng in the morning. Ribbons are to be awarded first four places in each event. But ribbons will be placed in team envelopes and won't bi\ distributed until after the meet is finished. A sweepstake trophy is to be given the winner in each division. Scoring of each event will be on 5-3-2-1 basis. ON THE PIN—Tommy Bolt's putt seemed to stick to the pin when he went for a birdie during the Masters Tourimmeiit. Masters golf championship. Burke breezed in to claim the crown after amateur Ken Venturi and "old pro" Cary Middlecoff blew up and out of the championship picture in one of the wildest finishes in Masters history. The small. 33-year-old Texan came from eight strokes back to capture his first major championship yesterday with a one-over-par 7 ifor a 289 total. Venturi, the amateur stylist who had kept the pros playing second fiddle all the way, soared to an 80 and 290. Middlecoff, the lean, cagy veteran who won last year, took a 77 and 291. Once again the formidable Augusta National course, with its 6,965 yards of wooded fairways and gigantic greens, kept alive two traditional Masters jinxes: . ID no amateur has ever won it and (2) no winner has ever been able to repeat the next year. It was a heartbreaking loss for Venturi. the 24-year-old auto salesman who captured the solfing world's fancy. It was tough on Middlecoff to look back on the chances he muffed. But Burke's victory was a popular one, for he is one of the best- liked golfers in the game. Sam Snead, a three-time winnei of the masters, and Lloyd Mangrum, who usually finishes high among the leaders here, tied for fourth at 292. Snead matched Burke's 71, Mangrum shot a 72. Next came Dug Ford 1 -and Jerry Barber at 294, then Ben Hogan, Shelley Mayfield and Tommy Bolt at 296. Mayfield shot a closing 74, Hogan and Barber 75s, Bolt 76 and Ford 77. Par for the Augusta National is 3G-3G—72. The tournament was won—and lost—on the 71st hole, and the wind which buffeted this storied course most of the final three rounds played a major role- After 16 holes of the final round, Venturi and Middlecoff were tied at one over par for the distance. Burke was a stroke back. Middlecoff was short at 17 and chipped up. A nufi' of wind blew his first putt off line and he took two more to get 'down. That gave him a double-bogey six — his third of the round — and put him three over par. A few minutes later Burke got on in two, 15 feet from the cup. "I hit my putt and about a foot from the hole it almost died," he related. "Then the wind got behind it and took it on in.". In the next twosome was Venturi. His second shot rolled to the- back of the green, paused at the top then trickled over. A chip and two puns for a bogey and suddenly the youngster who had led at the end of every round needed, a bii'dle on the last hole to tie Burke. He didn't get It. high jumpers start at 4 unable to throw hard or naturally ' consider. j this spring, has been returned to | St. l.miis to await reassignment tf he isn't claimed on \vaivfci> by another major league team. Frank Lane. Rt-ribird general manager, MI id Smith had indicated he might quit rut her than i;o to the St. Louis farm club at, Rochester, N. V. | .LaUP .said he urged him to re- j to He0d Cage Clinic WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Vii. ij?i—Tho annual conference of the National Assn. of Collegiate Commissioners was scheduled to end today after a brief timU meeting. In a husint'.s.s session yesterday, Victor O, Schmidt, commissioner of the Pacific Coast Conference, WHS rceleclcri president of the group and Reaves Pcter.s of the Big Seven was reeJecled secrctury- treasurer. Inline Will Settle For Short Circuits HOUSTON, Tex. MV-Told today the first of two home runs he hit against the Houston Buffaloes Saturday cleared a Sii-fool fence at the 342-foot mark, Ti- RCI- outfielder Al Kaline responded: "I don't RO for the distance. They can measure Mickey Mantle's homers. Just so mine frcl out of the imrk, that's all I * want." PONY BASEBALL LEAGUE PLAYER REGISTRATION -1956 NAME Tel. No ADDRESS DATE OF BIRTH Boys born in 1941 and 1942 are eligible to participate in this league. Registration closes April 24, 1956. 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