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EVENING TIMES, CUMBERLAND,. MD., MONDAY, MAY .20, 1957 ..„ ...,.^ M> ^.^^ptupnun^v,. Jiu., JHU^»A», MAY , 2U, 1957 Dial PA 2-4600 for a WANT A1> Talc«|» IShelby Lives Up To Name By Winning FeatuM ^^w%^ki>*1r^n I ^»tt *c «-* 4~h .rf-k >*"* < A -I-•!-••«-» A A. ,"•?> ™, P ,™~ ""' ' ' "• ' "•• --- — - — • --- - - •- -—"-— — - - —._ —• JOHN HARRINGTON /nftrnafiona/ Ntwi S»rvie* BALTIMORE UN'S! — Sunny Jim KiUsimmoits, 83 in July, keeps his twinkling blue eyes on new racing horizons — in (his re -.,~—w.n u»t*i.i case Ihe Behuonl Stakes and the Ed « ar Vandegrifl Memorial, Tea- three-year-old championship for urc race on yesterday's^ National liis dark bay colt. Bold Kuler. """ " """ "' *' ' And Mr. Kill keep's figuring oul new ways to allaln his goals. For Bold Ruler on Saturday, It was a special bit. Improvised to protect the horse's tender mouth, and It enabled him to \vl» tlie Prcakncss and atone Tor a disappointing Kentucky Derby showing. The Belmonl, on June 15, is Ihe third of thoroughbred racing's "Triple Crown" glamor events, and this year it may very well establish the king of the muddled three-year-old division. There can he no Triple Crown winner. Bold Ruler took care ol thai Saturday in the Prcakncss, when he soundly whipped Calumet Farm's Iron Liege, winner of the Kentucky Derby by two lengths. Iron Liege barely stay/ed off a SO-lo-1 outsider, Inside Tract, by a neck for second. It couldn't he termed a walloping upset, in seven It was Ihe sixth lime meetings that Bold Ruler had taken the measure ol Iron Liege. The Pimlico crowd ot 32,838 thought enough of his chances that it placed only 52,437 less on his nose than on thai of the-nominal favorite. Bold Ruler paid only $4.80, 52.60 and $2.40. By Bclmont time, Bold IJuler may have to face some foes that weren't in the Preakness — Calumet's injured No. 1 horse. Gen. Duke, If he finally gets back lo Ihe races, perhaps yet another Calumclcor, Barbizon, and Clifford Lussky's Derby run- ncrup, Gallant Man/ Off Bold Ruler's run Saturday — a' streaking 1:56 1/5,' third fastest at the present Prcakness distance of a mile and three sixteenths — Mr. Filz thinks colt he trains for Mrs. Henry Carnegie Phipps' Avheatley Sta ble can stand off any of them. To achieve the Ruler's about face after t)is slip-shod fourth it the Derby, the wily old trainci took. a", snaffle bit—Hie simples; of Ihe many types of mouth hard ware—and wound guaze arounc ihe areas that contact the corn crs'of the mouth. He placed Bold Ruler's .lowe jaw fn a veritable sling by run niiig the gauze across the jnsid of the mouth and continuing i under the jaw. 'Jockey Eddi Arcaro. in effect, guided th horse, by the tugs at the lowe jaw rather than the ouchy mouth It worked—so well that Eddie the 41-year-old acknowledge peer, of jockeys, apologized t Mrs. Phipps for "a poor Derb ride":as they stood in the win ner's circle to receive the ancicn Woodlawn vase from Mrs. Rich ard Nixon, wife of the Vice Pre ident. The victory netlcd S65.250 f Mrs. Phipps, but more importar il was the first time her wel known colors had won the Freak ness. It was Arcaro's sixth vie lory in the race and the fourl for Mr. Fill. Fitzslmnions had not previously pinned any blame on his jockey, but after Eddie spoke but; he explained that Arcaro had been instructed to give the horse his head in Ihe Derby but "look a little too light a hoid'f c.irly in the race. Bold Ruler promplly lost interest. It was differcnl in the PrcaK ness, and Arcaro said: "He ran his own race. I sceluie fore. Sports Car Races Attract 45,000 In Spite Of Rain By J. SUTER KEGG Evening Times Sports Editor It's true what they say about Shelby! An estimated 45,000 fans learned first hand what hcy've read and heard about Carroll Shelby when Die unowned 34-year-old driver from Dallas, Texas, won the perls car program at Municipal irport, Shelby, who was Ihe Sports Car lub o[> America's 1056 unre- Iricted champion, drove the laserali 300S of Los Angeles' ohn Edgar to more than a half- ap victory over Walt Hansgen, le Weslfield, N.J. "low-flying ilol" who won Ihe Vandegrifl ast year. Shelby negotiated the 1.6-mile oursc in record time, mainlain- ng an average speed of 70.4 liles per hour for 44 laps. Hansen had sel Ihe record last year i a D-Jaguar wilh 68 mph. Fitch's Brakes Fall However, Ihe big turnout which raved a chilly, rainy day, was eprived of an expected thrilling inish when brake failure forced ut John Fitch of Stamford, Conn. Fitch, driving one of (our Rriggs Cunningham cars, trailed Shelby i second place during the great- r portion of the hour-long race ut eased past the Texas throt- le Ihumper on Ihe 30th Jap and eld the lead for the next two. Then, it happened. Going into he straighlaway after whirling round the "S" lurn past the im'sh line, Fitch's brakes began o smoke and instead of heading nlo the 2,200-foot back slrclch ic went off Ihe [rack and droppec ut of Ihe race. Shelby was never headed after jat and flansgen, who three imes skidded off the course, was inable to make up the big gap ilthough wilh two laps to go h vas trailing by about only 35 icconds. . Charley Wallace Third Hansgen, who also was driving i Cunningham Jag, was Ihe only ither driver to complete M laps Us .lime was 60:21.4. Charles Wallace of Clicvy Chase wounc up third in his Porsche US, com pleting 43 'laps, in 60:00.7. Filch, who won Ihe Internation al Grand Prix at Scbring severa years ago and who at one timi drove on the European continen or two straight years, posted he day's best lap time—1:20.4 Shelby had the second fosles time was 1:20.6.. The fealiire event was a mactic end to a wet afternoon that proved,a real test of Urivinj ability. Most of the time, it wa: Shelby holding a slight lead ove Fitch .with Hansgen . a clos third. Then when Hansgen wen off the track the first time, Fitcl made his bid and succeeded i! overhauling the Masserati. All three of the leaders wer brilliant with their jockeying fo posilions and Shelby Ihrillcd fan at the finish line aboul lialf-wa through the race when he artis tically escaped -from a pocke formed by a cluster of Ihree car to retain his lead. Paul O'Shea Fourth Taking fourth place in the fe, lure was Paul O'Shea of Ry- i\ T .Y. who was testing a Jfercede 300SL roadster for the first tim on an American course. O'She had won the seventh race her irf 1955 and again last year. Three drivers from lhc Wash ington area also notched wins Wallace overcame a poor start I lake the fiflh, while Dick Thomp son outhustlcd the great Shelb in the seventh—a batllc of Cor vettes—and Prank Baptista Hyatlsvillc copped Ihe second. •Wallace, driving the sam Porsche that brought him in Ihir in the feature, spun out on fh Kelly Springfield hangar turn a tcr leading the first lap and Lak Underwood of South Orange. r< j.J, also in a Porsche, zoomed t now that I got him beat in the Derby. He knows more aboul running lhan 1 do." Speeding around the airpor turns with a finesse that wo... almost indicate that he designe J the course, Wallace kept grind- Sfasoil ing away until he finally regainc o ^ t * S!O11 the pacing position after fou laps. The Chevy Chase drive had everything his own way afte jthal and was about two-thirds of [the course ahead of Underwood |at the finish. Rain Falls In Fifth >; i CAKttOLLSHELBY ... He showed Cumberland why he was SCCA's national champion in 1956. A'ashinglon, appeared to have he race won, but the Colonel ame roaring out of (he hangar urn with a slight lead in the lasl ap and whizzed across the finish ine in Ihe No. I spot. Denlse McCluggage wins Cappiello spun oul on the turn ifter crossing the (inish line, but'; moved back onto Ihe course. Denise McCluggage, the New York Herald Tribune reporter! vlio came here to cover the ria-« innal event, took the ladies' race : n Underwood's Porsche. She won ather handily over Suzy Dietrich )f Sandusky, Ohio, a co-favorite vith "Peg" Wyllic of Allison 3 ark, Pa. Mrs. Wyllie, driving Lotus, was third. Mrs. Dierich was behind the wheel of a "'orsche. i The overcast day began with' J. E. Hugus of Pittsburgh snatch- , ng the inaugural, a 40-minute ~fr x : est for production classes G and »E> GETTING HEADY FOK FEATURE HACE — Mechanics are making their last-minute checks in driving the cars to Ihe starting line for the feature eighth race at Ihe Municipal Airporl yesterday. At far right is No. 136, an Allard J2 X owned and I. in an Alfa-Romeo with „., average speed of 60.5 miles an lour. Robert W. Grossman of West Nyaek, N. Y.. also in an Alfa, was second and Bengt So- derslrom, East Orange, N. J., in an MG-TC. third. The Porsches dominated the bird — a 45-minule race /or Class F production cars. Lake Jndenvood won it, with Bengt Soderstrom, East Orange, N. J., second and William T. Hughes, Bossier City, La., third. Under- vood, incidentally, was lh& only repealer among the six 1058 winners who raced yesterday. He was also-second lo Wallace in he-fifth. All of the trophies were presented at the victory dinner yes- erday evening in the Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club. driven by Paul Whitestine of Washington. It was Ihe oldest sports car in the race and finished second in Class B behind J. E. Rose of New Haven, Conn. An estimated 45,000 watched yesterday's all-day program. iarrisoii Big O' A surprise At WhiteSulphui WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, '. Va. Lfl— Dutch Harrison dcni- nstrated yesterday in winning he Sam Sncad-Golt Festival lhal n old cfog may learn a new trick s well as leach one. He changed pullers, look a friendly lesson" and went out tonnm. .nun. mm juai me ucruy 10 hoot a 62 that was eight better Iron Liege by a nose in Die now- lan par for the Old White course famous finish misjudgmcnt by lid vaulted him into the $2,300 jockey Willie Shoemaker. Diilie Points For Playoffs .By The Associated Press Wilh the baseball season officially over in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Duke,' the league champion, is pointing for the PfCAA district playoffs beginning a( Gastonia, N. C,, May 31. . The tournament 'pits the Atlantic Coast, Southern and Southeastern Conference champions and one at-largc learn from lhc dislrict. Thus far only Duke and George Washington, the southern champ, are assured ot bcrlhs. Georgia Tech. the Southeastern winner, has declined to participate, and Alabama, runner-up to Tech, is going on a junket to Japan. Apparently this means that a ago on a couple of hot race days n Texas, and won easily both 1 imes. Now, he won't race with-, out them—Ihe same pair, every •ace for Xour years. Shelby started his winning ways at his first race in the summer of 1952 at Norman, Okla., driving an MG. Last year he won 40 out of 46 slarls, with 19 second at-large learn will - - Southeastern team—if Ihird place Mississippi Slate isn't offered a berth. Ul I ^County League INDIVIDUAL BATTING AR T1 Diehl, AUegany 42 22 Lease. AHcgany 40 to =er, Bruce SMILE FOR VICTORY — Dan Shclfi, left, of Glen Cove. L. I., mechanic for lhc Maserali Corporation, accepts the championship trophy in behalf of Carroll Shelby of Dallas, Tex., from Stanley R. "March, Pittsburgh, executive officer ot the Steel Cities Region, Sporls Car Club of America. Shelby won the feature eighth race, the Edgar I>. Vandegrift Memorial, driving a Maserati 300S in a record time of 70.4 MPH. Awards were presented last night at the Victory Dinner in the Ali Ghan Shrine Country Club. ( DalUisDandy 9 Superslitious. Fangio Sco ^ A r vi i' /"* WearsPainter-TypeOveralls Unlike many sports car drivers who wear colorful cover- ills in a race, Carroll Shelby won yesterday's feature here vhile attired in his customary painter's type overalls. The "Dallas Dandy" started wearing them four years itcphens, resulted in a change )f plans and the car has been old. Rain, which threatened all morning, held off until right before lhc fiflh race. It rained steadily all through the event, thus slowing the times, but the entire day was free of any serious accidents. Thompson leaped oul in front wilh his Corvette as the seventh 5 got under way and was in com- 1 inland throughout. Shelby was in [(contention most ot Ihe way but VYolford, fort Hill 33 K. Johnson. Allegany Bruce. Alleg.lny Younjj, Valley . Erode, Allcgan? Ahern, Bruce Morris, Bruce .15 Ililleeas, rort Hill ... 33 J. Johnson, Valley 36 FazcnbaXer, VaJlcv .. 25 Roy. Kort mil 34 never seriously Washingtonian. threatened the Winters. Bean Imes, LaSalte ... Mullaney. LaSalic Falkin. Beall ... Llewellyn, Beall ., Bennett. Bruee ... Richard. LaSallc . Shaw, Fort Hill . 33 ...33 ... 2J ... 51 ... 3J ... 32 ... K ... 31 17 It 17 13 13 13 1,1 13 I] 13 , .. Anderson. Beall LaSallc -. .Ml. Savace -. 31 straight victories to capture the Sports Car Club of America's national championship. His personal preparation for a race is extensive. He studies the diagram of the race course and often rides over the route 10 or 12 limes on a motorcycle which s carried in the truck van with the race car. Shelby spends two or three imirs'the night before each race, studying the diagrams of the Course and refreshing his memory from the trial runs, selecting (he groove he intends to follow and the exact spots to shift gears. On the average airport race course, two or three miles long, Shelby will shift gears 18 or IS times each lap. With the throttle located in the center, between the clutch and brake, he operates Ihe brake with Ihe ball ot his right foot and the fhrotlle with his heel, while simultaneously working the clutch with hi; left foot. Shelby had been scheduled lo drive in Europe with the Jlasc rali factory team this year, bul told Cumberland's Dr. Benedicl Skitarelic,. "father of the loca. races," that he has since changec his mind. The affable Texan alihough allowed to receive mon ey under European racing rules turned down the trip because o business commilmcnls in Ihis country. .. . Shelby plans lo participate in ;™]all major U.S. sports car races .33a!in various of John Edgar's nine laJJinew Xtaseralis, including the one .'313 in which he drove yesterday. 'TO llc also hopes lo return here ; 3 oo for Dr. Skitarelic's national hill thls summer. Edilie Robinson Sold To Indians CLEVELAND — (INS) — The Cleveland Indians announced to day that pitcher- Art Houtleman las been sold lo Baltimore to make room for veteran first base man Eddie Robinson, who was signed by the Tribe. The 29-year-old righlhanded mrler, who had his best season n 1950 when he won 19 garnet or Detroit, reportedly was sole for about 520,000. .361 .360 .3.13 hi Monte Carlo MONTE CARLO UNSt-Argen ina's Juan Manuel Fangio, the vorld's champion driver, has idded another feather to his iriving cap—the 205-miIe Grand >ri.\- De .Monaco Ihrmigh Ihc wisling streets of Monte Carlo Fangio captured Ihe race yes erday in a .Maserati. covering he course in three hours, tei minutes, 12.8 seconds for an avei age speed of 6-1.772 miles a: lour. Alihough the race was marret >y a number of minor accidents :here were no fatalities such a :he 15 deaths in Italy's Mill Miglja (he week before. Gcu. Dtikc Will Rest For Month CAMDEtf. N. J. w - Traine. Jimmy Jones announced today that Calumet Farms' slar 3-year old, Gen. Duke, will be reslc'd for at leas I a month which woiiU virtually eliminate (he coll from Ihe Belmont Stakes in New York Mine 15. Jones said new 7 X-rays of Gen Duke's injured foot showed m break. The diagnosis of Ihe injurj is a severely bruised fool wilh month's rest prescribed as fh :urc. Nine Win Matches In Spring Tourney Nine matches, in four flighfs were compleled yesterday in th spring handicap golf tourney o the lien's Golf Association at th Cumberland Country Club. R< suits: / CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT Russell Ponton defeated Robert Da' is, 5 acd t. Ed Juttirgly dclealed John Tonr* 3 and 1. Marshall Johnson dcFcaled Franfc M Cagh. 7 and 6. Cliftnn Van Roby defeated Mar Bai llan, 3 and 2. George GarCili defeated George Pel- ras. 1 up. 18 holes. tlr. A C. SandtioH defeated Dave Klein. 3 and 5. SECOND FLIGHT Vernon Wade defeated J. T. Mason, 10 2 and 1. THIRD FLIGHT: B. Fiecdman defeated N'. Taylor, 2 a and 1. FOURTH FLIGHT: Dr. Albert C. Eskin defeated "Bud 1 Frscdland. a and I. 3-Year-Olds Point Next For Belmont BALTIMORE, Uv-The answers o many riddles wore at hand to- 6 day as a result of Bold RuleiVj'li victory Saturday in the Prcakncss, ',* rat tiie question of outright supe- A riorily among horse racing's 3- year-olds remained unsolved The answer lo Ih'at one may not be certain even after the June 15 iclmont Slakes, bul it should bo ^ ess fuzzy. Wailing for another crack at Hold llulor, lhc Whealley Stable' slar which ran off wilh Ihe S65,250 f winner's slice of the $113.800"" I'reakncss pie, is Calumel Farm's' 1 Derby winner and Preakness run- ici-up, Iron Liege. His two-length' 'oss Saturday was his fourth in*" live meetings between the pair; but it left his handlers'still hopeJ ' fa). Sllll Wonderful Horse '" 'He's slil! a wonderful horse.' r soid Wendell Griffin, his groom, afler Hie race, "but today wasn't his day." ' • If Iron Liege isn't enough, Cal- ' nmet may also send out Barbizon,-' 1 ' winner of Ihe preposterously rich "* Garden Slate lasl summer and lha' ••', 2-year-old champion of 1956. " :; Gen. Duke, rated by trainee ' Jimmy Jones and jockey Willie llartack as Calumet's best, is still questionable for the Belmont be--cause of tha hoof injury which » forced him out of Ihe Derby and" Preakness. ...\ Others being pointed for (hi Bclmont are D. i M. Stable's In. : sitie Tract, the 54-to-l shot which*: finished a surprising Ihird in Oi9 - Prcakness. and Ralph Lowe's Gal-v lant Man, who lost the Derby lo- irst prize. The 48-year-old, easy going Ar- ansan came from practically no.'here to win only his Ihird lour- amcnt in the past Ihree seasons. ness a(lcr nis He started the last round a '" lhc Dcrb> ' vhopping eight strokes behind 'aul Harney, 27-year-old from Vorccster, .Mass. Harney piddled lis way around to a 72 to open he door for Harrison. While Harney couldn't "buy" a oirdie putt before the I6lh hole, farrison's n e w putter brought lim nine birdies and only one Jogey. Snead, for whom the 10-year-old ournamcnt was renamed in hon- »r of his 201h year as local pro, made a great but futile bid to win I for the fourth lime. He needed a 64 to lie Harrison and fell shy )>• two shols to wind up lied wilh larney as runner-up. Ben Hogan. gearing for his shot at a fiflh U. S. Open lille next nonth, went one over par 70 to ie for fourth place with Peler Thomson of Melbourne. Australia. Claude Harmon, another veteran iro from Ma'maroneck, N. Y. failed lo crack the S10.000 in prize money for the 72-hole tourney, bu won 51,000 salve in a separate 36- lole competition with amaleurs., Harmon and Chacc Morcey of; Palm Beach, Fla.. forged a combined score of 116. Inside Tract Surprises .. Gallant Man. considered loo tra- r ;ile for two hard races within a ,fortnight, passed up the Preak-.. ; ness after his brilliant stretch run «" the Derby. . . • Inside Tract was at Old Pimlico for (he Preakness, though, and ho .and Jockey Kldon Nelson nearly,., stole the show. Making up (hrec lengths on Bold "• Ruler in lhc stretch and losing : (he place money to Iron Liege by only a neck. Inside Tract an- . swcred the biggesl pre-race rid- die of all. Everybody at Old Hilltop had been puzzled aboul trainer J. J, IVciperl Jr.'s decision to start the colt. He had finished second in. an allowance race at Jamaica on-'"' ly five days earlier and had won only 815,300 in 16 previous slarls. PACIFIC COAST LKAGl'F- A San ri-AJX-Lffo M. 1,05 Anr*J« il ^ ' St««Ie 6-i. llol]y»ood 5-10 • ' (Other Mmei. ralfl) SOUTHERN- ASSOCIATION" .Memphis S A. Atlanta 8-3 Uule Hoc* 73. Birmir.chAm 34 Xew Orleanf 8-2 AMERICAN ASSOCIATION' W. L. Wichita .... 21 10 CharieMen St. Paul 19 10 Omaha Mioneapolia 70 13 Denver Ddianapolfi 16 la Louisville Denver l»3. .Minneapolis 98 Indianapolis a. Wlchila 4 (Other gamei. rain) W. L. . 15 13 . » 17 . 1! IS . 6 23 SLACKS -- $4.95 H ATS* $1'. $1.95 M««-. t. So,,' "M," Convot SHOES $3.98 « $4.98 Hub Army & Navy Sales Company 1? NOITH CENTRE St. nncrson. Beall 31 9 .290 ...." «> t*. (Includes players 25 or more times! Shelby bad hoped to drive at Baptista, piloting a l.olus-Mon- za. averaged 66.8 miles per hour j'in winning ihe second event for j'modificd classes H and G. Ilej.^.,,,,,, ______ lilappcd lhc course 32 times and!?, 1 "^,- <-» s »«e lixvos followed by Dr. M. R. J.!?!^u,,7Jl. I . \\yllic of Allison Park and Tom-j"''"' 0 "- B«MI ... jmy Gilmour of Toronto, Canada JSmlX B™""'' LLMDI.NG nrciiKRs w. L. Hate, Allepany B. Jones. Fort Hill ' Bruce .... in LolUSCS. ! The runway strips began drying j iin me sixth race and were in top] sirtkeom shape by lhc time the eighth and "" " fealure was run. The sixth race, Incidentally, hsd the most Ihrilling finish of . i.ooo i.ooo 1.000 .BOO' -.ISO .TM .«67 .500 .600 i t 1 1 .500 1 . 1 .SCO! —.. .. ... MarVtcy 64. Wilkinson 50. Faienbaker ^fi, REchartiK H Fleesrc (Ml. Savate) 41, tt'interi 41, R. Paje 39. fCompited l>y C. V. Burns) fndianapolis this year in a new car being built for Ed Walsh of St. Louis. A split between Walsh and his chief mechanic, Harr; 'nnaker. Valley 3 2 disappointed kid who showed fxirn, Ohio, both driving AC Bris points in 32 games. He averaged up Ule sharply illustrates.jtols.' Cappiello, who haiis from almost 28 poinls a game. THE MOTORISTS' 'FRIEND, Int. 173 Baltimore Street for AUTO ACCESSORIES SEAT COVERS MOTOR OIL TIRES * at LOWEST PRICES for more pleasure in bourbon OLD STAGG Kentucky's Top Bourbon ' NATIONAL LEAGUE elt St. Louis ••->« York Chltijlo Pittsburgh Brooklyn at 51. Lcoi, (S p m) — Dryio-ale t!0i vs Wehm.ier I- GAMF.S TOMORRO <Rur«n t Tim,,. ES'i Ne» York al Chl c ac Brooklyn at CincinnaU II B rMladel.Ma ,v M,l»a u ke« Pittsburgh at St. Loul, u p „, AMERICAN LEAGUE YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Chlrajro 6. Boston 2 STANDING OF THE TEAMS Won Pel. O. B. .720 . .630 J .630 .513 Chicago . Cleveland Mew Yoils Detroit

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