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THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 1956 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE ELEVEN BETWEEN * — - NEW YORK — (NBA) — The State Department spent $200,000 lasi year sending premier athletes to all points of the globe, promoting American sports and good will ... a program conceived and directed by Harold Howlarid, who used to play rugged lootball around Pittsburgh . . . plans are underfoot to ship members of the Olympic team through south Asia after the Melbourne games ... in the wake of the current European tour of the Syracuse Nats ... Significant comment on the itat* of New York raclnr by foremost official Marshall Caiiidy: "The lest laid the better." . . . Irrepressible Vic Marslllo, one of the multitude managing Sugar Ray Robinson, cracks: "They ought to send Sugar to Egypt and Israel instead of Dag Hammarskjold — he'd show 'em how to postpone the fight."" . . . Tuning up for Bobo Olson at Greenwood Lake, N. Y., Robinson is critical of the handling of campmate Floyd Patterson: "I have to tell him to use eyewash after a session in the gym. Resin and dust gets in the eyes, shortens your career." . . . A manag-er of champions offered ?100,000 for a half interest In Patterson . . , and was flatly turned down, for his Internationa] Boxing Club connections, among, other thing:! ... There are four European-born major leaguers — Elmer Valo of Czechoslovakia; Reno Bertoia and Marino Pieretti, natives' of Italy; DUKE SNIDER *nd Bobby Thomson, the Glasgow Scot . . . Every team in the majors excepting the Cubs, Orioles and Yanks includes at least one foreign-born ballplayer . . . Yankee future greats Jerry Lump*, the rookie shortstop who opened the season, and Norm Slebern, the outfielder who'd have made it If he hadn't been injured, were college roommates . . . * * * The Brooklyn Dodgers last year used more baseballs than the entire National League used in 1876, the year it was organized . . . The ball then, as now, was a product of Albert Goodwill Spalding, who used 'his own horsehides to pitch the Chicago entry to 47 victories and an inaugural pennant . . . Now 11,000 horses supply the annual production of more than a million baseball* . . . Both major leagues have never used a ball other than the one made by Spalding , . . Now we know baseball is in a transitory period — or what do you call Leo Durocher singing the Little Leaguers' Song before a national, TV audience? I • * * I Nobody was'more affected by the film clip of Gary Cpoper por-1 traying Lou GehrJg on NBC's baseball spectacular than the supposedly Impassive Duke Snider . . . who cried watching it on a monitor in the control booth . . . and confessed that he'd seen the picture six or seven times as a kid ... and had cried every time then, too ... Wonder why Ted Williams, baseball's top star, was never even asked to appear on the show? , . . Between you'n'me, Mrs. Jersey Joe Walcott has visited a lawyer io see if anything can be done about retrieving the fortune her husband made in the ring.. . . and never saw . . . AAU Sets Off TNT Charges Prexy O.K.'s Ferris in Blast; Runners Tell All in Magazine By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Amateur Athletic Union, a frequent controversia body almost since its founding, remained in the news tpdaj on both sides of the coimtry as its president upheld the in tegrity of its veteran secretary-treasurer and several former track stars called for a general over-hauling of the organ! zation. President Carl H. Hansen ol Oakland, Calif., said In a'prepared statement that "where .we have 'bad apples' ... we will rid ourselves of them" but Mr. (Daniel J.) Ferris, AAU secretary, Is from another orchard entirely." Hansen's statement was In answer to a charge made against Ferris by John Fulton, former Stanford track star. Fulton charged Ferris approved an ex- Major League Leaders By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting, (based on 20 at bafs)— Mantle, New York, .448; Skowron New York .438. Runs — Mantle, New York and Yost, Washington 10. Runs Batted In— Bern, and \ft tie. New York it. • Hits—Skowron, New York and Olson, Washington 14.- Home Runs—Berra and Mantle, New York 4 Pitching—Pierce, Chicago and Ford, New York S-0, 1.000. National League Batting (Based on » at bafs)— Boyer, St. Louis .500; Long. Pittsburgh. Sarni, St. Louis and Bruton Milwaukee .429. Runi—Ollllam, Brooklyn, Bruton, Milwauke* and Boyer, St. Louis, 8. Runs Batted In—Jablonski, Cincinnati 11. Hits—Boyer, St. Louis 15. Homa Runs—Jablonski, Cincin- nati 5. Pitching—Roberta, Philadelphia and Mixell, St .Louis 2-0, 1.000 Yesterday's Major Stars By THE ASSOCIATE PRESI Batting;; . . Dale Long and Frank Thomas Pirates — Long cracked tw doubles and a single, scored twice and drove In two runs in Pitts burgh's 6-5 victory over Fhiladel phla. Thomas banged two singles one of which knocked in the tie breaking run in the seventh In nlng. Pitching: Harvey Haddix, Cardinals — Hurled a two-hit shoutout, his firs since last July 19, as the Cardinal downed the Chicago Cubs 6-0. Life its Best! yo«*T« piloted your camp a&er a g[oocl day on ike itream, netting betti [j Jfourbon at its Best' I *i KENTUCKY STRAIOUT BOURBON WHISKEY ,-»«•. \ smoother Kentucky bourbon tinea 1370 ftSff, *"l 55 $ J 8 * *? CI V^' I '''*"• '44/5Qt. JPt Hllti HILL CO, DIVISION OF NATIONAL DISTILLERS PRODUCTS CORP, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY. 86 PROOF. , cessive expense account for him for a trip to Canada. Ferris lost no time denying it. Spotless Record "I do rely entirely on the outstanding character arid' spotless record of Mr. Ferris earned over a period of more than 49 years devoted to service in amateur sports," said Hansen. "He told me by phone that the charges are utterly irresponsible and without foundation. 1 A few hours later on a television program (DumonO, Elmore Harris, a ,600-yard star from 1945-47, and Roscoe Brown, former 1,000-yard national indoor champion, called for liberalizing of the AAU rules regarding the definition of an amateur and punishment of promoters who violate the rules by paying athlete excess expense monies. Harris, and Browne, along with Joe Nowlcki, former half-mile collegiate titleholder from Fordham, Jim Herbert, a one-time great running star for New York University, and Fulton related in a Life Maga zine story by Jack Newcombe how they flouted the amateur rules by accepting payoffs in expense money or cash. "I never ran unless I got my price/,' Harris was quoted. "Maybe inly a couple of us out of five or six starters were paid. But the promoters knew that without us they didn't have a race." "Sanee Case Unfair" Nowicki was quoted as saying, "it was the practice to talk with other runners" and find out what they were getting. If the man you were beating got more than you did, you asked for more the next time. When the Wes Santee case broke, I thought it was unfair to start enforcing rules that have been waived for years. I know AAU officials who, when they were competing, took just as much as Santee did." Santee was suspended for life by the AAU for accepting excessive expense monies. "I got paid bonuses, but I know I was AS pure In performance as the most rabid amateur," Browne was quoted AS saying;. j "Some meets were run strictly Cuban Nat Fireman To Start BOSTON (AP) — Washing; ton righthander Pedro Ramos may have parlayed a change- up curve and added control for his fast ball into a regular starting assignment. The 20-year-old converted catcher — slated for relief pitching for the Senators — turned his chance as a starter against the Boston Red Sox yesterday Into a brilliant three-hit job. "Manager (ChuelO Dressftn has changed my pitching style," explained Ramos, who held the Sox to one run (a Jackie Jensen homer) while striking out eight and walking six. "He's made me over so I throw the changeup," he said. "I guess I'm a lot better than I was a year ago, and my fast ball is going good." Maiferful Flnllh Ramos, a Cuban who will be 31 Saturday, surrendered a single to Dick Gernert in the first inning — then gave up Jensen's homer and a double by Mickey Vernon in the sixth. The last two hits came with one out but Ramos hurled his way out ol trouble masterfully. Don Buddin went for his tantallz-: ing, big bending curve to pop out' and Billy Consolo went down on strikes to end the inning. Earlier this year, Ramos appeared as a reliefer against Baltimore — giving no runs and three hits in two Innings. "Only Bob Turley (New York) and Herb Score (Cleveland) are as fast as Ramos — nnd I like this boy's control," Drcssen said. "I wouldn't trade Ramos for five Porterfield's." Bob Porterfield, traded by the Senators to Boston last winter, was the loser. for profit — that's why I demanded •liberal expenses'." said Herbert "Sure I made more money than AAU rules permit but I didn't mak« a living out of it. When I re- ilred, I didn't have five dollars in the banks." WHITE SHOE STORE brings you the finger- flexible, foot- caressing, wispy-weight BY MANSFIELD $1495 Black Calf WHff! ~ B. SON S SHOES Joseph Labeled Champ Material After Split Win NEW ORLEANS (AP) — No less a boxing sage than Jack Kearns today labeled New Orleans middleweight Charley Joseph championship timber and said the young stylist could "go all the way." Joseph, a 23-year-old high schoo student, used a talented left hand and a heady defense last night to score « 10-roimd split decision over mauling Mllo Savage of Sail Lake City, second-ranked contend, er for the middleweight crown. Kearns, who piloted Jack Dempsey to the heavyweight title »nd Joey Maxim to Ihe light heavy throne, was an interested spectator. "Why, this boy has everything a boxer could want," said Kearns. "He punches well «nd the way he moves he could dance circles around any middleweight today, and that Includes all of them." Convince! TV Fans Joseph convinced more than ,900 fans and a national television audience he easily deserves the Jo. 9 middleweight ranking he lolds. He puzzled Savage with his blinding speed during the early rounds and his defense neutralized Savage's furious attack in the late stanzas. But the officials were split on he verdict. Referee Roland Brown ad Joseph ahead, 5 rounds to 4 with 1 even, and Judge Eddie Brown tabbed him 4-3-3. 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