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Tuesday, March 20,1956 17 \ WINNING WILLIE - - - - By Alan Year Of Decision For Red Sox Hurler • .BROUGHT FIR5T MfttlSR. 0/i APR/L 20.1949. K r /Wv-w Mel Parnell Stands At Crossroads 24-, BUT Tri! 1 ? COULP vie 6rnysAR /// WHICH ,-> --., Y/ILUB"? PZL HE'5 RlPPSt!O'SSR-?OO i •% Hfo'zrtDCOtlZcwiivs. 7—TMS £A<yT£RSI ;:'. K&lTUCW PSRBY P.R£ if- Tfi£ COW, 0=R FOR WlTA AtiiTA WMHER. W/LL To5 DtslrOruUai try £iu3 SPORTS PARADE NEW YORK —UP— You'll be hearing a lot starting- Tuesday about "the Stanley Cup and may find it of interest to know that this bit of hijacked silverware is symbolic of the game of ice hockey. The Stanley Cup is a battered sterling silver mug all dressed up in a shiny new silver setting. That, in a way. is hockey itself because the game was .kicked around heartily before the pros' took it' over and made it sparkle. They appropriated tho game— rind "took .the cup right along with it. It's quite possible that hockey isn't your dish. But as the four top teams in the National Hockey All American Floyd Has Tough Choice By Mn,L FKKGUSOX ATLANTA —UP— All America Dan-ell Floyd, one of college basketball's top scorers, is trying to decide whether to set his sights on a professional contract or n. possible Gold Medal in the Olympics. The slender Furman University senior, who has averaged more than 32 jwints » game in three seasons, could have a chance st oithor one, but a crack at the Olympics could cost him some n'!!ck money with the professionals. The 23-year-old n a t i v c of Thomasville, Ts'.C,, has been offered n lucrative contract to make ::r, exhibition tour with the professional Globetrotters. The tour would cost him his amateur stand- inc. By Oscar Froley League start the Stanley Cup playoffs, the citizens of: Canada are as excited as we are at World Series time and possibly a bit more so. After all, they're the ones who invented it. Kvcn Canadians can't gel together on just who started skimming a puck over the ice. But it is generally agreed that tho students at Montreal's McGill University made it into a standard game in"the iSWs.' .... .. It was played primarily on an amateur basis until, you'd never think it, but the first pro league was formed in northern Michigan in 1303. Stanley of Preston, the governor general of Canada, donated the mug which now is known as the Stanley Cup. Jt was for amateur competition and was a challenge cup, with any bona fide league champion being eligible to make a bid. The National Hockey League was formed in 190S ami three year."; later, when the Pacific Coast League was organized, the ambitious professionals talked the holders into putting it up for a playoff between the two pro leagues. l.'p to then the cup had u rough time of it. The winners kept spnitohinff their initials on it with nulls or knives. In 11)07 a Montreal crlul) fought its way through snow rtt Kcnor:i with an engine and one car to tvin If. Once 'he pros got it, they never pave it iip. Then, in 1926. the National Hockey League squeezed out the Pacific Coast League. It had thi 1 - cup nud it decided that the cup would go to the winner of a playoff among; its ranking teams. That's the way it still works. And if Lord Stanley was nrounc!, he probably could be governor general of Canada all over again. Man, they're really gone on his cup. By MILTON RICIIMAN SARASOTA, FJa. —UP— Southpaw Mel ParncH of the Red Sox, at the crossroads of his baseball career, grimly realizes that this is the "year of decision' 'for him. "If rny arm doesn't come around this time, then I guess I'll go into business," said the veteran 83- year-old left-hander who won 21 games for the Red Sox in 1953 but has been able to notch only five UpToFrick, Says Williams In Draft Row SARASOTA, Fia. —UP— Ted Williams said Tuesday it is up to Commissioner Ford Frick to protect major leaguers from "draft board evils" such as World Series hero Johnny Podres" induction into the Army. • "I'm just a hired hand so what I sav'll be forgotten in a few days," the Boston Red Sox' $100,0'00-a-year slugger said. "I can't do anything about protecting players but I know who should. "It's up to Will Harridge (Amer-. ican League president) and Frick to handle the situation," Williams added. '.'It's something they can handle and they ought to go ahead and handle it." Williams, speaking even as .his cxhibit-A, Podres,, was leaving for New York to be inducted into the Army next Monday, refused to back" down from his position that "gutless politicians, gutless draft boards and gutless sportswriters" were responsible for "players beg- drafted" because Is'tasthey"esr ing drafted because they're stars." "I'm standing pat on my statements 100 per cent," the 37-year old Marine A5r Corps veteran said. "Some people say I'll wish I'd backed down, but I don't think it takes any courage to stand up and tell the truth." Asked why he happened to let loose the blast that has rocked the We league camps from'Florida to Arizona. Ted replied: "No special reason: a guy just asked me xvhat I thought of' Podres going in the Army so I told him. I'd been thinking about the lad for a while." Podres. 23. was ordered Wednesday by the New York director of sefective sendee to report to New York for induction Monday. Sugar Bowl Gets Flyers NEW ORLEANS —UP— The Dayton Flyers became the third team to accept an imitation to the 195G Sugar Eowl basketball tournament classic here, Chairman Claude CMonk) Simons announced Tuesday. The Fivers are seeded No. 1 in tile National Invitational Tournament and No. 3 in the final col- lejriatc ratings of this season. Kentucky and St. Louis have accepted invitations to the Sugar Bowl tourney, scheduled here Dec. 2S-29 as part of the mid-winter calendar of sports. A fourth team for the tournament is yet to be named. Dayton" won 23 and dropped three" in its regular season this year. Trv Sun Classified Ads—Dial 8302 TRADES DAY SPECIALS! WEDNESDAY ONLY Brand New Miracle Dacron and Wool in Weights for Spring and Summer MEN'S SLACKS Reg. 14.95 55% Dacron, 45% Woo! 198 10 Sizes 27-42 Cuff Alterations Only TRADES DAY ONLY Men's Short Sleeve SPORT SHIRTS REG. 4.95 3 89 All new 1956 sfyies. Near patterns, plaids and novelties in brand new shades in finest cotton. In Continental and regular color stylos. Also 100% dacron. Small, medium, large, extra styles. Sforo Hours 9:30 — 6:00 217 W. Ttx«$ Ditl 2994 victories for them over the last two seasons. 'I'm confident that I'm going to help Boston a lot more this year, though," he added. "My arm feels strong again for the first time in almost two years and I have the freedom in it that I had three years ago." Panic!!, once the aee of the Red Sox pitching- staff, has been, of little aid to Boston since he. suf- tared a fracture of his left arm on April 25, 195J. "Talk about being- discouraged," he said. "I got as low as any human being can get last year. My wife," Velma, "would try to encourage me by saying.'Don't.give up, your arm will come around again' but I was beginning to doubt it ever would. "Believe me, I really hit the bottom of the barrel last season. Now everything seems all, right again." After his arm was broken, Parnell's troubles were compounded, when calcium, deposits developed in it. He tried to throw in his old natural manner last year but found he simply could not. "No matter what I did, the arm just didn't feel right," he said, as he . sat 'in front of his wooden locker. "I wasn't able to -throw overhand at all. Before I knew it, I began throwing from the 'side and everyone began teling me I know you can't do that and wjn up here." From the moment.. he . came to camp this spring, however, Parnell started throwing completely overhand again and the ..difference was noticeable immediately to veteran P.ed Sox observers. "We think he can make if, back again,' 'said-Manager Mike Hig- 'Butcher Boy' Hernandez fs Back In Ring After Layoff | CONTROVERSIAL decision in that Johnny Saxton-Carmen Basilio welter title bout in Chicago sets up a retain match, according : to word from the boxing front. Saxton, shown viewing news pic- \ tures of the bout, won the decision although most writers at; ringside, fans and television viewers, thought Easilio, the defend- i in? chamo. had won. (International} [. By SCOTT j .Love that butcher- boy! Ruben Hernandez, a club fighter hereabouts with a remarkable following, has returned to the ring after a 15 month layoff- and probably is the only preliminary boxer in history to double the gate. •When ihe broad-nosed meat cut-, ter started, his comeback on a regionally televised show here two weeks ago the house grossed approximately S300 better than it had on previous Thursday cards which were becoming "studio" affairs. Why the sudden upsurge? Hernandez was back, if only as a preliminary attraction. s The so-called ''butcher boy" helped the advance sales himself by selling 65 ringside tickets to those who wanted to see him come back if only to lose. And he got rid of another fistful last Thursday- "We want Ruben." goes the chant. Main eventere are forgotten and promoter .?Timmy Murray claims he is bombarded with phone calls t'rom TV viewers who want to make sure that the Hernandez rights, which'• follow the featured , attraction, make it onto the air. What's Ruben got that gets 'em? Aside from a roll that developed around his middle during the past 15 •.• months, Hernandez owns a handsome pair pi; biceps, a right that can drop a horse if it connects, dark hair and big brown eyes that draw wolf whistles from the lady fans. Hernandez should :be on top of the world but he. is down in the dumps. gins. "Me has certainly looked « lot better this -spring than he tihi last year." Pamell makes it plain that he-' doesn't intend to be a mere • hanger-on again this year. "I'm aiming for a starting spot," he said. ''If my arm is sound again—and it looks to me like it is—there's no reason why I can't carry my share of the load. If everything goes right, they'll' have to cut the uniform off me' before I quit. 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