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AP»H/ i, ww (ABK.) OOUBIBB PAGE SEVEN Air of Championship Grips Exhibition Baseball Games Kansas Expected To be Dethroned In Texas Relays Managers Practice Heavy Strategy By ED WILKS The Associated Frew Exhibition baseball almost had the air of championship competition about it yesterday, what with managers giving strategy a good workout and pinch hitters and relief pitchers getting the spotlight. Pour of the games were decided by one run, including a 3-2 decision by the Milwaukee Braves over the Brooklyn Dodgers as rookie Al Facchini broke up a 2-2 tie between the two National league contenders with a pinch single in Azalea Par Blasted By Pros WILMINGTON, N.C. W—Today Is April Fool's Day but there was no kidding about the going manner in which the touring golf professionals rolled out their big guns for another assault on par in the second round of the Azalea Open Golf Tournament. BUly Maxwell, 25, chubby 1951 national amateur champion from Odessa, Tex., and Fred Haas, 39- year-old one-time national intercollegiate champion from Claremont, Calif., were the big bombers in yesterday's opening round that saw par 72 for the 6,795-yard Cape Fear Country Club course bettered by 32 players and matched by eight others. Maxwell and Haas shared the first day lead at 65 in the chase for top money of $2,200 in this four-day $12,500 event, but they couldn't afford to relax. Pressing them were eight first day 89 shooters, nine who posted 70 and eight others with 71. Sharing the interest with the feats of the top two were a hole in one by Dene Littler, 1953 amateur king from Palm Springs, Calif., and a double eagle by Ted Kroll of Utica, N. Y., who is fighting to get the berth still open in next week's Augusta, Ga. .Masters Tournament. Attempt to Swim Strait Canceled VICTORIA, B. C. I/PI — Eighteen- year-old Janice White, of Toronto, has canceled plans to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca between here and Port Angeles, Wash. Unrelenting winds and the menace of a new storm crowding in from the Pacific led her last night to abandon the try at crossing the cold and menacing channel which defeated Florence Chadwlck last August. She has been trying for three days to start the 18 - mile - plus splash from Canada to the United States during a period of favorable tides. the eighth. With less than two weeks remaining before opening day, there was only one game that had more Wallop than finesse. That was a 14-11 comedy won from the world champion New York Giants by the Cleveland Indians. Among other things, there were 18 ground-rule doubles, caused by an overflow San Antonio crowd of 11,649, and a short skirmish In which Umpire Lon Warneke, onetime Gas House Gang pitcher, pushed a local peace officer off the field. Brooklyn and Milwaukee were neck and neck until Facchini, up from Corpus Christi of the Big State League, dropped his shot into left with the bases jammed. The hit came off Tom LaSorda who came on after Ron Negray had walked three with one out. LaSor- da, a lefty, fanned pinch hitter Andy Pafko before running into Facchini. Comedy Brooklyn played first baseman Gil Hodges in right, second baseman Junior Gilliam in left and shortstop PeeWee Reese at second. "Nothing significant," said Manager Walt Alston. "I Just wanted to see what the boys can do." Mickey Vernon lined a two-out pinch single in the eighth to score the winning run in Washington's 4-3 triumph over Cincinnati. Lino Donoso, a left - handed re- liefer, got the job done for Pittsburgh in a 6-5 success against Baltimore by fanning Hal Smith with the bases full in the ninth. Bob Tiefenauer pulled a similar pitching trick for the St. Louis Cardinals, working out of a jam With his knuckler after the Chicago White Sox had loaded the bases with none out in the eighth. Eip Eepulski's lOth-inning single gave it to the Cards 3-2. Crowd Revolts The Red Sox ganged up on Rookie Jack Meyer for all the runs during the first six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies before veteran Hurry Dickson set down nine Boston batters in the final three frames. Boston won 6-4. The Giants and Indians each had 9 of the 18 automatic two-base hits in their 25-hit slugfest that also had five errors. Cleveland clubbed Sal Maglie for eight runs and 10 hits in 3 1-3 innings. Ralph Kincr hit a two-run homer for the Tribe. Willie Mays and Al Dark did the same for New York. The crowd caused Umpire Ed Rjmge to rule interference in calling a Giants fly an out in the eighth. That led to an argument between Runge and manager Leo Durocher of the Giants. And when the cop tried to butt in, Warneke pushed him out. Caruthersville Cops Track Event HAYTI — Caruthersville's Tigers won a track meet here Thursday afternoon by only four points. Caruthersville racked up 54 points while Hayti obtained 50 and Wardell got 46. The Tigesr were at a disadvantage as their top 15 squad members already had left to compete in the indoor state track meet at Columbia. Lewis Davis of Caruthersville was high point man. His total was 11 and % points. Among his victories were the mile and half-mile runs.' He was also a member of the winning mile relay team. PACKAGED ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM ICE CREAM Guaranteed Quality We manufacture our own High Quality Ice Cream KREAM KASTLE DRIVE IN Guaranteed Watch Cleaning 3.50 36 Hour Service Your watch is completely disassembled—all pivots polished —springs adjusted and machine cleaned. Chronographs and Automatics not Included at this low price Thompson Jewelers 1!4 W. Main ON THE 'IN' Pee Wee Reese, Brooklyn's veteran shortstop gives rookie infielders Charley Ncal, center, and Chico Fernan§»» som,. nrfvir,. ns Flnrk sfarts iournev from Florida to Flatbush, Graham, Vejar Tangle For 2nd Time Tonight SYRACUSE, N. Y. (AP) — Young, ambitious Chico Vejar has another 10-round date tonight with Billy Graham, the ring veteran who once almost had within his grasp the worlc welterweight championship Chico yearns for. The bout will be telecast and broadcast by NBC at 10 p.m. EST. It was five years ago that Graham, after working his way into a shot against Kid Gavilan for the title, missed the crown in an explosive, controversial split decision. That's when Graham was in his prime. Now he's 3?, slow and balding, trying to convince himself he'll quit alter just one more. He had retirement in mind before he met Vejar March 4 in Madison qua re Garden. Chico won that one. in another split decision, but Graham decided he wanted more. In Top Shape Graham says he's in lop shape for this one, but Vojar's youth and speed make him an 8-5 favorite. Chico, a 23-year-old collegian from Stamford, Conn., wants to look good in his rematch with the New Yorker. His manager Steve Ellis is looking ahead to coming back here "in the summer to figh Carmen Basillo for the crown," That needs some exr' .Infng. Ba silio doesn't have A he crown. Johnny Saxton has it, won from Gavilan in that Philadelphia hor ror last year, and- will defend i against Tony DeMarcn in Boston tonight. Ellis was assuming Ba silio would meet and beat the win ner for the crown. Fights Lost Night ByJIlE ASSOCIATED PRESS Los Angeles — Don Jordan ,134'/ 3 Lo.s Angeles, outpointed Laun Snlas. 127%, Los Angeles ,12. Cowpokci May Go Far Ahead On First Day Major League Previews Richards Counting on Five Ex-Yanks as Oriole Regulars AUSTIN. Tex. tfl — A trio of Scandinavian track stars will bolster the Oklahoma Aggies when tiey try to dethrone the Kansas Jayhawks today at the opening session of the 28th annual Texas relays. The three exchange students from Europe should help send the Aggies far ahead of the field in he first day of competition with victories In the distance and sprint medleys. Seven other championships will be decided today with the rest of the titles on the line tomorrow afternoon. If the form charts hold true, the Cowpokes will end Kansas' domination of the longer relay rftccs by relying on their foreign imports—Fred Eckhoff, Sture Land- qvist and Bjorn Bogerud. They are threatening the world record in the distance medley and could also break the relays record in the sprint medley. Kansas has set world marks in the sprint medley the past two years, but the Cowpokes are favored to overturn the Jayhawk dynasty. Another long domination should end with the University of Houston considered likely to beat Texas University in the shorter races. Houston has already unofficially equalled the world record this year in the 440-yard reiuy. while the Longhorns have been running without the services of their ace, Dean Smith. In other opening day events, the Oklahoma Aggies have entered In the 3,000-meter race their defending champion, Henri Geller. who rates as solid favorite to repeat. Don Sneegas and Bill Blberstein should keep Kansas in the running during the earlier events Sneegas, 1954 winner in the javelin throw, and Biberstein, defending 120-yard high hurdle champ, are both back again. Ronald Beauford of southwest Texas State heids the array of broad jumpers that includes Southwest Conference champion Raymond Vlckery of Baylor and Big Seven tltlfst Erwln Cook of Oklahoma. One of Series By JACK HAND DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Paul Richards counts on five of the nine ex-New York Yankees he picked up in the much-criticized deal for Bob Turley, Don Larson and iilly Hunter to hold down reg- ilaf jobs with his Baltimore Orioles. 'We're going to be pretty good." said the manager-general mana- Notre Dome Grid Staff Completed SOUTH BEND, Ind. (/P)—Notre Dame's football coaching staff ha;, been completed for the 1955 season with the naming of Jack Landry, former Irish fullback, freshman coach. Landry, 29. played on Notre Dame's 1948-50 teams and micceedi, Frank (Blacky) Johnston, who re signed to become line coach at the University of South Carolina. Another new assistant is Bil Walsh, former Pittsburgh Steele center, who joined Head Coacl Terry Brennan's staff a month ago Lo help line coaching. RADIATOR WORK • Boiled Out • Repaired • Flo Tested • Re-cored ALL WORK GUARANTEED GROVER'S RADIATOR WORKS 508 Cl. 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By NEA Service Fr.;nk "Bud" Holscher is a lanky, six-foot California!! who suddenly sprang up seven inches in his senior year at Santa Monica High School. The Finest USED TRACTORS Are Traded in on the NEW FORD 600 and 800 TRACTORS You Can Buy Them At Bargain Prices-Easy Terms SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Phone 3-8951 Well Print Your Advertising Message 182,000 Times For $7.00 That's the cost of a one inch ad for one month in the Blytheville Courier News Where, we ask, could you find a better bargain? The blond 24-year-old, who now plays out of Apple Vulloy, Calif., is one of the valuable members of the Spaldlng playing staff, is considered by some the equal, if not the superior, of Gene Littler. Holscher defeated Littler, 6 and 5, when he won the lutlonal junior championship in 194D. Holscher's determination on a golf course Is something to see. He fights, without putting on a production, for every shot. "When he comes off the course after a tough round," comments one veteran, "Bud looks as if a truck had run over him." He realises his shortcomings, which are more mental than anything else. "I have to learn to slow my pace a little," says Holscher. "I play a little too fast and don't stay as relaxed as I should." Holscher is married, Is expecting to become a father within a few weeks. lie served a hitch in the Navy, had two years of college before he deckled that pro golf was for him in July, 11153. "I started to hang around a neighborhood salt course when I was only 9," says Holscher, "and then for a while I wanted to be a baseball player. But I never got Into It. Oolf has been my Richards' first big move artar eaving the Chicago Wlilto Sox to ake the more Important double o'j at Baltimore was the nln*. or-nlne swap with the Yanks, Another deal with Chicago brought Jitchers Don Johnson and Don ^errarese, catcher Matt Baits and nflejder Freddie Marsh to tho Orioles. So fur, the reported §260,000 for new talent, has been *a* ouched. "Likes What He Sees" "I like wbjit I have seen so iav,** said Richards. "Gene Woodling, Gus Trlandos and Hal Smith (air- ox-Yimks) will help us. I expect great Improvement in Gtl Coan, especially on defense. Frankly, 1 have been a bit disappointed in' Harry Byrd and Bill Miller (two ex-Yanks) and Lou Kretlow." The Yanks parted with Smith and Trlandos wiUi great reluo- .anco because both were highly rated among their farm system Mitchers. Only the fact that Elston Howard showed such great promise and the pitching staff badly needed help like Turley and Lar«!i ore expected to provide, mada the deal possible. Trlandos (.296 at Kansas City) is strictly a first baseman under Richards. The Yanks kept switching him from first to catcher in. the last two years. The husky fellow, only 24, will alternate with, the veteran Eddie Waitkus at ffrst base. TrlauUos will play against the lefthanders. llul Uolschcr game all the way." 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