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COE, 3 UNKNOWNS HIT SEMIFINALS SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 11 Lean Charlie Co, tired and drawn but playing like a man with mission, von his way into the semifinals of the 53th National Amateur golf championship Thursday along with two college boys and a virtually unknown salesman-golfer. Coe, the 34-year-old Oklahoman who won the title in 1949, fired two year rounds ; Thursday over the rugged, hilly Olympic : club L,ak3s pourse and struggled in with a pair d l-Bjr victories over Dan Morgan of Bakersfield, Calif., and Deane Beman of Bethesda, Md. Joining him in the semifinals Friday, when trying 36-hole matches are in order, were- Tommy Aaron, two-time Southeastern, conference champion; from Gainesville, Ga and tbe University of Florida; Dick Foote. a UCLA senior from Santa Ana, Calif., whose! biggest tournament victory has been the Western Junior; and Roger McManus, a 34-year-old woolen salesman from Cincinnati., who never got past the fourth round in three - previous appearances in the Amateur. Coe plays McManus and Foote plays Aaron. . Sent to the sidelines Thursday, were two-time champion Harvie Ward,. San; Francisco's favorite son; his conqueror, Ward Wettlaufer; and three players who have been finalists in the Amateur championship John Dawson, Chuck Kocsis and Dr.-Frank "Bud" Taylor. Wettlaufer, who knocked out Ward, 3 and 2, with a superb morning performance, went down before McManus. 1-up, in the afternoon. Foote eliminated Taylor, runner-up to Hillman Robbins Jast year, 4 and 3; and Aaron handed Chuck Kocsis, runner-up to Ward in 1956, a 7 and . S beating. Dawson went out in the morning fifth round, losing' 3 and l-to; Bman, who came very close to stopping Coe Thursday afternoon. In Friday's, semifinal matches it will be Coe. the smooth-swinging fermer champion who is determined-to repeat. " against McManus. the mystery man of the tournament, and 21-year-old Aaron against 20-year-old Foote. Regardless of who wins the second match, it will mark the first Mme a college golfer has reached the : finals since Blly Maxwell won ths title in 1951. Coe. ;20" pounds heavier than when he won the championship nine years ago but still looking as if a strong wicd would topple him, has been fighting weariness all week. after dark each night and packs a seat stick around the course to rest between shots. But he has -played some of the finest golf seen on the trying: 6,630-yard, par 35-3570 Lake course.' Thursday he was up against two of the strong. nerveless college kids who have dominated this tournament. In tho morning he shot a 36-3470 against Morgan in a match that was settled when the 23-year-old Fresno State student skulled a shot out of a trap on the short 15th hole. t In the afternoon Coe's score again was 36-34 and he had to sink a couple of big putts on'the back- beat Beman, a 20-year-old University of Maryland junior. One up at the" turn, .Coe lost the lead when his young opponent won the' 10th and 12th holes. He made an amazing rebound shot to the green from the base of a tree on the 10th but had a bogey there. Then he knocked in an 18-foot birdie putt to draw even on the 14th hole and he canned an eight-footer after a firSs" approach shot on the 603-yard 16th. "I played a little better this-afternoon," Coe said; 'I only hit about two bad shots while I had five or six in the morning." . Wettlaufer, the pudgy 22-year-old Hamilton college lad who hardly made a mistake in his morning victory over Ward, continued his fine golf in the afternoon. But he had nothing to match McManus scorching putter. The youthful looking Cincinnati" salesman trailed at the turn after Wettlaufer shot.' an even par 35 on the front" "nine, "But he stuck his approach two feet from the pin to square the .match with a birdie on the 429-yard 11th. caught up again." with, a .10-footer for a deuce at the 13th and then roUed in a 15-foot putt on the short 15th to take the lead. Then after Wettlaufer had put his approach about a foot from the cup on the. long 16th, McManus calmly knocked in a 35-footer for a birdie and saved his lead. Aaron, who shot a 33 on Olympic's ragged front nine in the morning as he eliminated former champion Dick Chapman, 3 and' 2, did the same thing against Kocsis in the afternoon. "He was wonderful," Kocsis said. "I just had no "chance. He went out in 33 and was even better corning back." , , . " Aaron was four up at the turn, halved the 10th. then won the next three holes to bring the match, to a mercifully quick end. Foote. who was hospitalized for a month last winter with mononucleosis and had to drop out of college for a semester, dumped big Don Bisplinghoff of Miami Beach, Fla 2 and 1, in the morning then smacked down Taylor with a two under par afternoon performance. Dick birdied the eighth and ninth to reach the turn, one up then won five of the next six holes, three, with birdies, and ended the match with a shot on the 144-yard loth that stopped about three inches short of being a hole in one. Other morning results saw McManus defeat ciaude" Wild jr. of Bethesda, Md., 3 and 1; Taylor defeat Eric Hanson of Toronto. 2-up: and Kocsis edge Clyde Oskin, Bethlehem, Pa., 1-up. ONCE THE smallest ihan on the team is giving Philadelphia some big ideas about the eastern division of the National Football league. That would be Tommy McDonald, Oklahoma's all-Arrierican halfback who has developed into a corking good slot back for the Eagles, who at 8:05 p.m. Saturday match muscles with the Detroit Lions, the NFL's defending champions. Tightly wound Tommy, at 5-10 and 182, is a wisp of a lad among Eagle behemoths who range up to tacKie jess icicnarason s ampie o-o, 272-pound frame. But exactly as he did at OU, McDonald more than makes up for what he might lack in size with his indomitable spirit, and Philly- has taken t.o him like a prospector to uranium. The Eagles have something pretty special to assay at that, and from coach Lawrence Timothy "Buck" Shaw down to the water-boy, McDonald, originator of the Sooners' fast break, has won the admiration of tnem ail. . Tommy McDonald First he etched a deep impression last year when Philadelphia switched him from halfback to end, figuring that because of his blinding speed and sticky fingers they had "wasted" him for two-thirds of the season. First in Punt Returns AT his new station, Tommy played end as if he owned: the patent and in addition was almost as devastating on put and kickoff returns. In the last four games he palmed nine passes .for 288 yards and three touchdowns. Longest gain was 61 yards, on a scoring 3lay, and his aerial average was a bulging 25.33. In punt returns he led the league with 127 yards off 26 carries. He also ranked high in kickoff returns with 304 yards from 11 such cruises. That was enough to win his pro spurs as a freshman. This year the courage shown in fighting off a nagging leg injury- has won more admirers for the wiry blond blur who was indestructible while in col-ege. In the exhibition opener at Baltimore last month Tommy, who had scored earlier on an 83 yard punt return, went over again on a 26 yard pass play and was hurt when tackled in the end zone. . Pleading to get back into action the following week, McDonald talked the trainer into some practice action and worsened the wound. Since then he hasn't hit a lick but the Eagles say he will be ready at least for limited duty on tbe familiar Owen turf he used to blister as a Big Red member, Oklahoma Remembers Shaw SHAW, who has been around the pro and college coaching circles for considerably more than a short cup of coffee and coached those good looking Santa Clara teams Oklahoma met in the old days, had seen Tommy only in films when he took over the Eagles as Hugh Devore's successor. Says the'Silver Fox of the Albuquerque flash, "For t little man he has a tremendous .competitive spirit, he blocks well and has a wonderful pair of hands. He has the kind of speed that can break any game wide open." Principally because their offense has been bar-anced and beefed up due to McDonald's showing and the addition of Norm Van Brocklin, things are looking up for the team that made off with only three league victories for the last three years. Philly is delighted with the deal that brought Van Brocklin to the Eagles in exchange for former quarterback Jimmy Harris, another player and a draft Ch"CAt quarterback Norm has the ball club in the palm of his hand," runs the Philly consensu.-,. "As Van goes, so go the Eagles, and he is in complete command on the field, at all times." , t Philadelphia figures it is going to hurt someone with its improved pass-run weapon, believing it has as good a chance as any to win what is shaping up as one of th NFL's most hectic races. Eagles tc Be Better FOR nine years Van Brocklin has been one of the best, a guy wlic can thread a needle, while at alot back McDonald will catch anything on which he 'a5Norm isnow 32 years old but after playing a few games for the Eagles he commented, "I'd like to spend nbout 10 more years under coach Shaw." Philly likes to kid Mm about the running feud he had as a Ram with Sid Gilmnn. Right off the bat this year Shaw wanted to know what the score was and Van Brocklin laughed it off like this: "Well, T wanted to coach the team and Gilmnn refused to let me." Philndelphia has a, strong first loam and is thin among the reserve, but hopes to add- some players when cutdown time roll- nlong. The Eagles believe thoy have the ingredients of n contender, for giving them some strong running are Bill Barnes, Inst year's rookie sensation, and Clarence Peaks. Add to that the Van Brocklln-McDonald tandem and Philly could be hard to handle. They'll keep th defense honest Chicago Clubs Red Sox, Pads 2nd Place Gap CHICAGO. Sept. 11 UP) The second place Chicago white . Sox hammered Ike Delock for four runs in the fifth inning' Thursday to defeat the Boston Red Sox, 4-1. for a sweep of their series and a 3'.-z game lead over the Red Sox. The victory went to Dick Donovan, -with help from Turk Lown after he developed a wild streak in the eighth. It was the big right hander's 13th of the year and evened his season's record. Ted Williams made two hits and batted in the Boston runs, raising his batting average to .320 and tying his teammate, Pete Runnels, for the America league lead. Runnels made one hit in three times at bat. 115iilfe!!i! ess vS'h!n 1 7th. ' m&.'WJi!.' Nats' 7, Tigers 6 DETROIT, Sept. 11 W) A ninth-inning Detroit rally fell short and the Washington Senators edged the Tigers. 7-6, Thursday in the final contest of the season between the two clubs. Four of the seven Washington runs were . unearned as Tiger fielders committed three errors. l5Sb- spill 2WS. fez I n If? 2 0 'fell! I 14 Tol.l. 38 in? A's 7, Orioles 1 KANSAS CITY. Sept. 11 Mi-Ned Garver's miserly four-hit pitching was too much for Baltimore and their southpaw Billy O'Dell Thursday and the Kansas City Athletics scuttled the Orioles, 7-1. The A's ganged up on O'Dell in the eighth inning for five runs topped off by Bob Cerv's 33rd homerim that brought in three of the tallies. Garvor notched his 12th victory compared M'ith io losses and 0'Doll 'a record read 14-11 after his defeai. Jh'5 I mi WW pi"AU i sfe So V S j M ft 1 FACE before Saturday's battle in the $100,000 United Nations Handicap are Round Table ( left) and Clem. Fischer Is Master. P0RTOMOZ. VHBBslavln, Sept., It Bobby Fischer of Brooklyn, 15-year-old United States chess champion, became a chess Brand master Thursday, tho youngest ever to hold this title In chesi history. Cowboys Have Lots of Backs STILLWATER, Sept. 11 Three sets of halfbacks are deemed ready to play as Oklahoma State primes for its Denver opener. But the exact manner in which they wiU fit into the Cowpoke two-unit backfield is something that Saturday's closed game scrimmage will help decide. It now appears that the backbone of one attacking unit will have Dave Cross at quarterback and Larry Rundle at fullback. The spine of the alternating starters will have Dick Soergel, quarterback, and Forrest Campbell, fullback. Campbell was the No. 1 fullback a year ago but was hurt in the opening minutes of the Arkansas opener and played no more in 1057. ftanficld Shake Cold Runclle estahlished himself as one of the hardest driving Cowboy fullbacks in years, on a par with Earl Lunsford, coach J. B. Whitworth's standout back of the early 1950s. On that framework, coach Cliff Speegle will deploy seven halfbacks: Dunne Wood, Chester: Pittman, Jim Dobson, Vern : Scwcll, Tony uanncia, Jim win- nine anri Tlannv Northcutt. Ban- field has been fighting off a cold but is back at work. Banfield and Wiggins are prepared to help out at fullback, should injury strike that position, but at present Ronnie Hall is the No. 3 fullback behind Rundle and Campbell. Northcutt can work either left or right halfback. Racking up Soergel and Cross are quarterbacks Tom Pontius and Dan Wagner. The latter is shaking off an ankle injury but will be ready. 40 Player Ready Regarded as coming fast, although still with No, 4 listing, are son, LG: Dave Cundiff, C; Jack Tayrien. RT; and Larry Banner, i RE. Those players are engaged in hand-to-hand combat with the No. 3 line, which Thursday had Don Hitt and Blanchord Reel at ends, Ralph Bock and Lynn Pitts, tackles; Jerry Hyden and Jim Frazier, guards, and Tommy Fine, center. Approximately 40 hands are ready to play, coach Cliff Speegle feels, and presumably 33 or so of them will make the traveling squad for the September 20 kick-off at Denver. The Pokes stayed with liming work much of Thursday, but had some spot humping as they continued to sharpen for Saturday's showdown scrimmage. Sandlor Finals Mrs. Dunson Wins Central Golf Title By BOB HARTZELL Mrs. Raymond Dunson came through with six-foot putts on the 16th and 17th greens to hold off Mrs. Claude Beeler's final bid and win. the Central Oklahoma Women's Golf association for the fourth time at Lincoln South Thursday. 2 and I.Mrs. Beeler was the defending champion and Mrs. Dunson had been medalist for the past six years and had won the tourney in 1953, 54 and 55. . t Mrs. Dunson took the lead with a par on the second hole but Mrs. Beeler evened the count on the third with a par. Mrs. Dunson then went ahead to stay by win- , , I he Results Mrs. ChsrlM Wft!"Tit.v. rter. Mri. 7"H Zil?S!?Sltr. Ed B.i!Btt.sc.& rgy,1;- frrij)r.iii CONGOU atiok j MA' iition,0"-itn"m' "' Mr"' WKY-TV Seeking Aggie-Denver Tilt ning the next two holes with pars. It was only the second time in four matches in the tournament that Mrs. Beeler trailed her opponent. She was three holes behind Mrs. Joe Davis in her quarterfinal round before finally winning 4 and 3, Player Trad Hole The pair halved the sixth, seventh and eighth holes before Mrs. Beeler's par on the ninth hole cut Mrs. Dunson's lead to one hole. But Mrs. Dunson regained her two-hole advantage with a par on the 10th, Mrs. Beeler then mad hnr move with a beautiful chip shot after overshooting the par 3 lltn green l0 par me noie while Mrs. Dunson missed a six- rnnt rinn fnr a hofiev. But Mrs. Dunson came back putt for par while Mrs. Beeler Sooners Move Wahoo to End NORMAN, Sept. II Iff! It as "switch-around" day again Thursday at the University of Oklahoma as coach Bud Wilkinson made five new assignments to 'his -first and second football teams.. ' Wlkinsbn; moved center Wahoo McDaniel to alternate team left end; center Jerry Payne to starting left guard; alternate Halfback Jakie Sandefer to the first team; fullback David Rolle. who was moved to right half on the alternate team, back to fullback on the alternate team; and sophomore Bill WinWord to center on the alternate team. Four players were on the Injured list during Thursday's two workputs which included a scrimmage in the morning session. They are guard Jerry Thompson, fractured left hand; fullback Glenn Scars, ankle injury; guard Jim Davis, illness; and center Gerry Marchbank. who re-fractured a wrist in the morning scrimmagt Dark Is Listed As Top Choice For Cards' Job ST. LOUIS. Sept. 11 UP) Alvin Dark, an aging pro with a flail for leadership, emerged Thurs. day as the No. 1 candidate to replace Fred Hutchinson who is or shaky ground as St. Louis Cardinal manager. Hutchinson seemed certain te be fired by the end of the season, barring a change of hearl by club president August A. Busch jr.. or a last-minute surge to third place or better by the Redbirds. r Dark, veteran shortstop-third-baseman traded by the Cardinals to Chicago earlier in the-season, will be 36 Ln January. He has been a perennial team captain and considered a natural leader since his college days at Louisiana State. He has been frequently mentioned as managerial timber since he led the then-New York Giants to pennants in 1951 and 1954. Several others have been mentioned for the Cardinal job Birdie Tebbetts, Solly Hemus, Red Schoendienst, Johnny Keane and Harry Walker but Dark appears to be on top at the moment. Tebbetts, who quit recently atf Cincinnati manager, talked witlj Dick Meyer, executive vice pres ident of the Cardinals, Wednesday in New York. But both insisted he was offered an administrative job. "I've been offered jobs of that nature by se-veral clubs," Birdi said, "but not a single one ha offered me a managerial job. The delay by the Cardinals in making public a decision oa Hutchinson, with the . close of ina season si n e a r, indicates tha present No. 1 choice is a player. The only way the Cards could obtain a player before September 29, the day after the season ends.L would be on waivers. ' Hemus. 34, at Philadelphia, and 'Schoendienst, 35; at Milwaukee, both are former Cardinal players now late in their careers. . Keane, manager at Omaha, has been passed over repeated-ly, and Walker, at Houston, was given a brief trial as Cardinal manager replacing Eddie Stanley in 19S5. ALJJflMANfcOt 424 N,W. rd St.. JA 5-2101 ptliS Oklahoma City's WKY-TV is They halved the next five holes j the Nntional Broadcasting Com pany in an effort lo nring rue regionally leieviseu umuhu- Beeler theatened to win almost every hole. Beelor Bid Pall On the 14th, Mrs. Beeler's approach shot to the green missed I he i up by only inches but Mrs. Dunson came up with a 125-yard shot out of the roujjh which left her only a four-foot putt for a par to halve the hole. Mrs. Recl-er made bids again on the 16th and J7th but Mrs. Dunson sank t!-.'nrfrr on f.irh of tho !iolo State-Denver football game of the week to Oklahoma , football fans, The ok i,.; .St.il r Drnvf . halvi Neither of tho women had a three-putt on the greens which had been snaked by an morning rain. Othor winners were Mrs, Forrest Blnklov in chamnionshiD consolation, Mrs. Frank Watson in A, Mrs. wort strong in a consolation, Mrs. Charles File In B. Mrs. S. H. Smith In B consolation, Wrs. Charles Pitt-man in C, Mr. C. B. Roberts in C, consolation and Mrs. Sam Ad-kisson in D. Rademcicher Invited TOTIONTO. Sept. U W-Henvy-woiBhl Pole Bademacher of Grnndvlow, Wash., has hcen Invited to fight the winner of the bout for the Canadian championship between George Chuvalo and .lames J. Parker, Chuvaln and Parker clash at Maple Lef garden! Mondy. contest has been set up by NBC to be televised only in the Rocky Mountain area and points west of Denver. The eastward portion of the United States, including Oklaho- m,,, ! In i-inw (ho -MiollH- Vandcrbilt name being played at Columbia. Mo. But a spokesman for WKY-TV early!. said Thursday that all posslblo rights to the Oklahoma State-Denver game for this area will be attempted. A Pay only 2.50 per week. A j Y Open your account today. X j A.,Ne LQAl Buhl Is Eligible NEW YORK. Sept. 11 (aT-Tho Milwaukee Braves' request to make bob mini, inoir aironc-armed right-hander, ellfilble for World Sorios competition was approved Thursday by commissioner Ford Frick. 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