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Wednesday, March 21, 1956
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?»gt 8 JTJh* SaglnuJit Wednesday, March 21, 1956 Sports Murray-Go-Round By TOM MURRAY Bad Weather Hampers Practice- Gulf Relay Squad Not Definite Wally Still B'ngin'Em In WALLY WILSON .is up to his old tricks . . . coming from behind to snatch victory from almost certain defeat. Many are the stories told how this great piece of running machinery, the finest track man ever produced at FvObert E. Lee, saved race after race and finally anchored the Gander, mile-relay team to a scintillating world-record and. Lee's first state title. But where he had Baytown folk talking in their sleep. Waliy, along with Eddie Southern, has University of Texas partisans licking their chops. Handsome Wally, in first real competition since the season opened for the UT freshmen, took the baton third on the Frosh mile-relay team at Fort Worth's Southwestern Recreation Meet Saturday, When Jimmy Watson, subbing for injured Hollis Gainey, passed off to "Wiisou, Texas was in third place, 10-yards behind. But the churning ex-Gander caught and passed all three on the first turn, and passed off to anchor-man Eddie .Southern with. 10-yards to spare. • Southern then ripped off a 46.9 lap to bring Texas, sans Gainey, in with a 3:19. Wilson was unofficially clocked in 4S ilat for his third lap. . In the open quarter,. Wally won easily with a 49.3. trailed by Eminett. SMU: Covert Oklahoma A and M and Newton Arkansas. Vic Davis, Wilson's All-American buddy at Robert E. Lee, finished out of the money. But Jack Patterson, Baylor's smooth new track coach. is bringing Davis along slowly. He's not built sturdily as Wilson'and needs greater strength, down the stretch. SI Made Costly MistakeSSSS By TOM snjRR.-VV Sun Sports Editor With miserable weather, more ne.irly representing; the East than South Texas, Beverly Kockhold is in a quandary over who will nm •\vhat at Freeporl's Seventh Annual Gulf Coast Relays Friday. Wednesday is the usual day for running: time-trials, but the Ganders, who surprised the experts.with' 37 points in the Lee Relays, are not likely to try for time. The weather' is too damp and cold, unless it takes;a mercurial change. Tuesday's practice was confined to over-distance work as a cold \\inA swept the Memorial Stadium track. Rockhold would not name his team for the Frceport carnival,. whore' his green sophomore-junior studded squad again challenges powerful state-title favored Lamar ancl remainder of. Southeast Texas' track elite. But fans at Herbert Hopper's meet, predominantly Baytown in 1955. could see something like this: POLE-VAULT—Terry King and Fred Garner. DISCUS —Bill Finch, Prentice Davis and Tillman O'Brien. HIGH .TUMP — Anton Smajstrla and Ronnie Cornelius. 100-YARD DASH —Lynn Gray, Stan McKinney and Mike Hammon. SHOT-PUT—Finch' and Davis. BROAD-JUMP—-Bill Young'. HIGH-JUMP.. — Leonard Neuer- berg and Robert Ehhardt.. SPRINT- MEDLEY— Jerry Head* Up! * SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF JOKE'S on the popular national Sports Illustrated. Seems they're following CT frnsh, Kd- elie Southern, with multi-lensed imajre-makers for a big spread on him as potential Olympic stalwart. It's claimed SI photogs have "been si Longhora track workouts, at meets and on the campus. It's ironic, for the big- ne - .vs media coula've saved money and gotten itself one of the scoops of the year with little Jess snobbery toward Texas. Last spring, just before the state track meet at Austin, we urged Sports Illustrated io be on hand with its camera. That something was in the niii!. But back came the reply, "Thanks for the consideration, but ive find It very hard to sell hiph svchool sports on a national stale." Wei! they were told this ivas jronna' be special .. . world record- breaking and all. But the linn reply was still. "No I" While SI fiddled., two'world records were shattered, another tied end one more =r>-as missed by .1 of e second at Austin. Big star of the show was Dallas Sunset's graceful Southern, finest track man ever produced in the state and perhaps the entire United States. Southern, and the Gander's Wally Wilson, turned in fa-stec quarter-mile*, than any colleiriate runner at that point in the. season. Southern's 47.2 broke by .8 second the world's record and his 20.7 220-yard dash tied the incomparable Jesse Owens' 22-year old mark. -The loose-striding Big-D youngster proceeded to top the 110-yard hish-hurcles in 14-2 barely ,1 of a second above the national mark. Big-time, sports writers, some more proficient at the business than Sis staff, called the Texas championship carnival, "The greatest, rnost thrilling track meet ever held." Last event of course was the mile-relay, with the state's finest foursomes. Baytown and Fort Worth North Side poised, realizing victory for either meant x state team-championship. What transpired in the lengthening shadows of UT's Memorial stadium, as I6,K>0 people stood spellbound, while Xorth Side pushed the. Ganders .to a world record smashing 3:1".9, is already Texas lore. But did SI stick'to its guns? No. Less -than two weeks later, out came a three-page spread on high school track team* competing at the big relays. : (See MURRAY—Pafe Xi0e) By. UNITED PRESS DALLAS—Southern Methodist Wins, eighth exhibition baseball name 'of season with 2-0 victory over Sum Houston Stiite. XEW -rORK—Dayton'Flyers slip as title choice in XIT basketball 'tournament after shaky 73-68;win over Xavier. NEW YORK—Wes Sanlee's suspension back in effect as judgv awaits further evidence in wiier's suit against AAU. PALM BEACn.. Fla.-—Waiter BurUemo win* first place money of $1300 in SeJiiinole golf tournament. LOS AXGELES—Former lightweight boxer Tommy Campbell tells committee he was told to lose a 1950 fight by Art Aragrou. FEULAS, WE'VE 6OT A NEW SPONSOR/ Series Star Banging Away- Rhodes Puts lock' On left field TED WILLIAMS the Boston Red Sox ducks his head as Gil Ko-dges of the Brooklyn Dodgers tries vainly to snag Pitcher Chuck Teinpletoa's wild throw on a pickoff attempt curing exhibition game' .-in Miami, Flau /International). Hector On TV Tonight ST. LOUIS—UP—Virgil (Honey- bear! Aldus will be aiming at the welterweight crown and Hector Constance' will seek to rise in the division Wednesday night when they meet in a nationally televised fight at the areana here. The sixth - ranking 14"-pounder from St. Louis will be snooting for his fifth consecutive knockout: but •will have to catch, .the :fast,'*nd. elusive Britisher from Trinidad W inflict the intended damage- By UNITED PRESS Giant Manager Bill Rigncy hardly ever mention Dusty "Rhodes as a left field candidate, but the hitting hero ; of the 1954. World Series appears Wednesday to have a "lock"' on; the. job. .!•-..' Rhodes, one of: •former Manager Leo Durocher's favorite characters and a legitimate long' - ball threat, is banging away at a .357 clip in exhibition gn.mes thus far and what's more most of his hits are going for extra bases. Tuesday he got. three hits in. all, two of them homers, to lead the Giants to a 9-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles. The homers were his fourth and fifth of the spring : and he's been up only . 31 times. Significantly, he batted only .095 last spring. : Durocher was reluctant to use Khoucs regularly because of his poor fielding. Rigney knows this, too, having played an the same team, with Dusty" in past years, but the new manager needs hitting 'in the middle of his batting, order and Rhode's, who batted .3-fl and .305, respectively the past two seasons, is the best hitter among the left field candidates—Whitey Lockman. Bob Lenon and Foster Castleman. Dusty knows his shortcomings as a fielder, but says he can improve if he plays regularly. The" homer-hitting Cubs made It two straight over the Cleveland Indians, 14-7 with Ernie Banks. Hank Sauer, Walt Moryn and rookie Ed Winceniak suonlying the jackpot pokes. Early Wynn. Art Houtteman and Ray Karlcski absorbed , the punishment The New York Yankees, who had won five in-a-row, suffered a 3-2 loss as St. Louis pitchers Luis Arroyo, Lam- Jackson and Gordon Jones set them down on just five hits. .Mickey Mantle poled a 450- foot homer off Jackson, The Cincinnati Redlegs gained their second win in as many days over the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-3, with a crowd of only 575 looking on in chilly Tampa, Fla. The.Red- leg? bunched eight hits in the third inning for seven runs. Max Lanier, attempting a comeback in the major leagues at the age of 40, hurled three fine innings as the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Senators 7-1. Lanier allowed only one run after some uncertain fielding because of a strong wind. Capps, Buddy May, Smajstrla, and John Ruseell. •140-YARD — M c K 1 n n c y, Bill 1-Icaron, Darrel Johnson and Lyn Gray. BIG-MAN RELAY—Finch, Davis, O'Brien and Young. 440-YARD DASH—Capps, Taylor and others. • ; SSO-YARD KBLAY — Hearon, Ponies Head East, Hoping For Big Upset DALLAS—<tn—Southern Mcth- wlist headed'.for Evanston, III., Wednesday, hoping for the b'tc* pest upset in college, basketball this year. The Mustttnics face the University of San Frnncisc'o.; undefeated In 5S striiifflit RamWi. Thursday night in the semifinal game of the • SCAA champion- Khip;:. Conch Doc Hayes said his SMU team .was "riKht mentally" as tlicy got ready to board a chartered plane Ht 12:13 p.m. The Mustangs plan to work out In the huge Northwestern University gym Wednesday night. The biKK^st difference be- nvcon the two teams jteem* to be San Francisco's sensational Bill Russell, 6-10 AU-Americn center. "It's much the support-.- tnit ea.fl' hut the star of the show," Hayes s«id in, conunent- 1ns- ivt»out Kussell. __^_ Woriey, Johnson, and \V. C. Wallace. MILE-RUN—Jerry Mabry, Jimmy McLean, and Bubba Hawkins. • ' "LE-RELAY -- Four of thLs Taylorr May, Young, Smaj- and Capps. .verttl otheM lire to be added to that list :uul Koclchold would not he;,nailed down »» to whero ho would plucu eacti man. Wednesday the Lee's go through ovcrdislance work once mora should the weather not warm suffi" cicntly. . : . With warmer weather, Rockhold plans to send them through long baton passing drills and excessive work on starts, . BUY A NEW 1956 FORD BEFORE LICENSE TIME l April! st) Thod Felton's Talent Is Still Needed In Teen*Age Baseball League Teen-Age baseball aspirants are urged to continue signing up 'or the Optimist summer league, Sunday from 1-4 p.m. ;,;.,.-All new entries, those boys not i.-ijfjaying I 35 * summer, will have to firing birth-certificates. Those who played last summer definitely must sign up again but will not"have to bring A birth-certificate since- their true age is already on file at Teen-Age headquarters. 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