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f • , Page 26 f f, r Satifmtm f mt YANKEE SHORTSTOPS-COUNT 'EM, NlNI! MANAGER CASEY STENGEL of the .New tork Yankees has enough shortstops—nine—in camp at St. Petersburg, Fla., to fill all positions on a baseball team. From Jef.t, they" are Tony Kubek, Jerry Lumpe, Bobby Richardson, Woody Held. Billy Hunter, Phil Rizzuto, Jerry Coleman." GU McDougald and Tom Carroll. They're all scrambling for the first string job held by one of .them who is, of course, the incomparable Little Scooter, Rizzuto. " '. (International} SPORTS PARADE By Oscar NEW YORK: —UP— Life looks g-ood this spring- io the man who. at long- last, nay prove to be the "new- Lou Gehrig." That would be EiH (The Moose) Sko'A-ron. a hulking young- fellow with tremendous power and bona- fids promise. He has everything" to fill the first base gap the Yankees have known since the "Iron Horse" rusted awsy. And, after two bitter disappointments. Skowron is giving it iKe big try which fina'.Jy may pay off. The first, of his black moments canie after he had been in the Yankee chain three years. A football star at Purdue, the Polish boy from Chicago had left his collegi- at.es aspirations behind him for a 120,000 bonus. His rise was swift. In 1351. ihe Moose* Jed the Piedn7ont Ix»a.jeue nloi a .334 a\'eraiE;e and the following season he was the minor league player of the year as he hit .341 at Kansas City, leading the American Association -with 31 homers and 134 runs batted in. Bui. the next spring:, he ~as one of the first players cut frcrn the Yankee roster. Skowron, who headed South with high hopes, let it pet him dou-n. His play at Kansas City suffered and he batted "oniv .315 in IS53. Getting back on the ball, he made tho Yankees rhe next year and hit .340 in S~ game 1 ;. The Yankees finally figured that Moose was "it." In the years since Gehrig- stepped down. STS' base aiwavs has been a big problem vciih the Bombers. As season followed season, they tried a total of more than 30 different players at the position. None lasted very long- or did the old Gehrig job. Last spring ihe club \vas convinced that, finally, the situation ivas solved with long-a-waiied brilliancy. For the Moose was banging- the bail like one of those ancient denizens of murderers' rovv. He even iookr-ti the part, being- a 200-pound six-footer of the old moid. Through the spring- and into the start of the rsgvlsr season. Skcw- ron V.-HS tremendous. Tliers. on April 27. when he was leading- the American League in hitting- and in runs batted in. i: happened. Running: oui a triple, he pulled a (high nmsc(« and was out five weeks. It worried him. For the first time in a busy athletic career he had been injured. And when he came back he was over anxious. He nresseci. lc«t the strike zone" and began to swing at bad pitches. Slowly his average colapsec and he wound np the season batting .319 in 10S games. But this spring- it's different. This is the old "Skowron of the liquid power swing- and eagle eye, a man chock full of confidence. Last week, as example, he hit .470 in seven games. Only the grapefruit ieagrue. you'll say. But Casey Stengel sums it up: "He's a feller full uh muscles— and it's nice to see him using- them al again." Mann Junior High To Honor Athletes At Sports Banquet Horace Mann's annual sports banquet will be held Saturday night in the Horace Mann junior high cafeteria, honoring all participants in Mann athletics. Fifty-seven boy s from the foot- bai), basketball and tennis teams and their dates have been invited to the banquet. Plans for the big event have been made by five committees formed by the' players. Serving on the decoration committee are James Kennedy, Mickey Ryais. and Johnny Davis. The food committee is made up of Scott Mann, Bobby For.tenot, and Andy Ainsworth. Tom Rushing, Norris Long, and Bill Frochncr are serving- on the program committee and Ray B r a c b u r y. Bill Hartman, and Frank Nichols have been working en the finance committee. The invitation committee is composed of Bobby Wallace, Paul Nichols and Vic Wration. Food for the banquet is to be prepared by mothers in the cafeteria and served by girts from the homemaking department. Special guests have been invited by the invitation committee, including coaches from Robert E. Len. Tom Murray. The Bayto'.vn Sun sports editor, will be the master of ceremonies. Fred Hartman, editor of Tho Eayto'.vn Sun. wijj be the main speaker. I SAVE U? TO 5600.00 O.V A NEW 1956 PLYMOUTH I Highlands Junior Deputy Tryouts Set Psu! Patterson will hold tryouts for the Highland's area Junior ERNIE DITTMAN I 707 EAST TEXAS To Plant More Trout PORTLAND —UP— The United Sute.s Fish and Wildlife Service hopes to plant six million catch- gbic-"h=d trout in v.-st°r? on federal lands and near federal installations '.his year—an increase of about 60 f>er cent over 39->; and considerably higher than the 1955 dis'.ribiition. Deputy baseball team Saturday at the junior deputy field. Patterson's team has -von the jur.ior deputy titie in Harris county for the last two year. 1 ;. He has bf-rn managing the Highland's team for the past four years. The team is open to boys through 13 years old v/ho live in the Highland's area. Try Sun ClasMfird Ads Ycu Con Own a h4ew WIZARD For as little as 10% Down! LIBERAL TRADE-IK For Yoisr Old Oyfboard! Eight Boys Miss Practice Virius Hits Thursday. March 22, 1956 REL Track Squad was mUsinjr lit Gamier truck practice Wednesday. "About half our hoys,'' moaned head-man. Beverly Rockhold. Eight lads missed the workout with bad cases'of virus, including- Captain Anton Smajstrla and others were not feeling well. With the weather warmer th:in fvperted KockhoHl had planned to run time trisUs but the sicsv of illness stopped those plans. Buddy May. Bill Abbott. Jimmy McLean. Clyde Holmes, Kenneth Envjn and Don Ruyle were absentees. "Where was little Smajstrla?" queried Rockhold. "I suppose he's sick as well as Anton.'' the Gamier mentor sighed''as he surveyed his predicament. The situation was dire since the youthful Ganders need all the strength they can muster for the battle with other tough regional t?i>yi3 in an attempt to derail favored Lamar at the Gulf Coast Relays. One bright thing shone through the pall of sickness, however. Bill Finch. 230-pound Gander shot-putter, kept up his amazing improvement, twice putting- the iron-ball over 54 feet. Mis second toss, 54-4, would have taken first place ut the l.ee Relays. He won second with a toss 0 iiO-S. When Finch and Prentice Davis began putting the 12-pounder this spring-, first tines in their lives, neither did over 41 or 42 feet. But with added work their distance begun increasing. They got up to 45 then 47, 48 and • suddenly besan pitching it past 50. Now Finch has gone almost four foot past his best'.-previous throw. May and • Smnjstrlii are integral parts of Gander mile, and sprint-medley relay learns while McLean is counted upon for vulu:il)!e points in the mile-run. Their loss for Friday's Kreeport meet would severely cripple Kobvrl K. Lee's shot at prestige. As the Freeport meet draws within one day. it becomes suddenly, evident that all records, save possibly one, in Herebtr Hopper's carnival are in danger.-' Possibly Bobby Whilden's 100- yard dash mark," 9.9, in 1953, can stand the' gaff. Best this year among men competing at Free- port has been Regan David Myrow's JO-flat. Hut records like the 4-KI-yiml dash, 81.0, set liy Urcnliaiu's •lames I'elers in 1953, could lie sitting ducks. I.amnr's ft>arsonu*. fonrsoitip lias been around Hie 4-!(l-yard shuttle in 4;t-flat, compared to the 48.5 record held by Houston Austin. Bubba Hawkins' 4:40.8 mile- stc.iulard has been undershot by Lamar's Barnott Garrison and Port Arthur's Johnny Walker. Austin's BSD-yard . relay mark. 1:30.8, has been bettered. L.ce has gone below Freeport's s p r i n t- • medley record of 3:39.2. and Lftnmr has been 1..S seconds beneath Lee's mile-relay mark, . 3:25.S. ' Pasadena Joe Dove threatens Larry Graham's 8-2 high-jump mark, set- In ' 19!31, : while Finch and Lfunar't! Jm Alison are within Jim Somers' shot-put mark, 53-3, set Insl spring. Allison and Reagan Milum Schverait could smash IVornuin Adams" discus (rljoiv, I50-*i arid Reagan's Len fawcctt is an almost certainty to break another Emmctt SmuIlwQod broad-jump' record. Snnillwood hold's the Oulf- Oiiflsf murk u( iS-H'/i while Faweett has leaped past 2.1 f C(-( "the last two weeks. Karl Keith'* rt-'Z poli>-v::ult record is within reach of J'asiidfna's Adrian Kii^ht, who's f^one 12-8 this year. Prelims begin at 2:30 p.m. and the finals at 7:30 p.m. Alt ac.tiqn is scheduled at Freeport's Hooper Stadium. . Deer Power In Valley Relays Li! Leaguer Deer Park's track team should !>e one of the. featured entries in Liberty's Trinity Vallsy Ke- Jays. Saturday. If they get there. Several top Deer runners, including the versatile William Henderson, were suffering: shin-splint misery and Coach Shorty Hughes "•as about to succumb to a terrific case of virus Wednesday. The Deer and Lloyd Kelley's Barbers Hill Eugle.s. sparkled by Golden Gordon Speer, should continue their cross-channel tattle—all even with :t roset victory apiece. But this pair of small-school behemoths are liable to get competition from. larger schools out of Beaumont. Port Arthur areas. Barbers Hill won the Dayton meet handily but fell victim ;o Deer Park at its own relays, *2Vj- 40H last Satruday as Spcer was nipped at the wire by Dayton in the SSO-relay, th<; deciding factor. Hughes' Deer pack seven veterans from the state power and refrfonai champs of 19*5. They include Henderson, multi-talented Bubhft McLean, half-miler V.'ilhert Bisrirolt. Darrel Stout another versatile lad. Clarence Shinn from the mile-relay team and shot-putter, Bennie Stephenson. McLean. All-State footbai! and basketball player, has been clocked in the hundred at 10.1. He's competed in and -.von the following events in the last two years: high and lo-,v hurdles. 100-yard dash, mile-relay. SSO-yard relay, shot-put and broad-jump. His 45-foot shot-put h c a v G brought third at Barbers Hill's Relays ana his 20.3 broad-jump was second. Henderson pole-vaults (He Ued for first at Barbers Hill where he est a record in 1955) puts tho shot, anchors the mile-relay, runs on the 880-rclay and occ.i- Deer Cager Is All-Star Deer Park's U'ilbcrt Eiggott. Class A 6-5 All-State center, has beer, .sleecied to represent the South at the High School All-Star game in Lubbock the first week in August. ' The sharp-shooting Ei^gott. one of the state's moie soutafter collegiate prospects, scored over fiOO points in leading the Deer to a third-place finish arnon;: rail Class A teams across the state. Tho lithe Biggott. as good at hitting from outside as in. joins L/;<V.-A 11-Slate 4A '•enter. Jerry Don Smith, on the South team. sionally runs the open quarter- 1 , mile. Stout, another Deer handy-man, runs the quarter, doss a leg on the relay teems and has been clocked in 10.2 for the 100. A surprise has been the work of basketbailcr. Johnny Scheer. on mile and SSO-yard relay teams. 'HONEYBEAR' EYES TITLE AFTER BEATING HECTOR ST. LOt-IS—(IPr—Virgil (lloni-yhenr) Aldus, rising St. Louis wt-lter- \v<%ht, figured Thursday he has the iiifrrpdients to take chnmpion Johnny S«A'ton's crown. "We'll l«ej> after Snxtpn until he (jives us a fight,' 1 Akins' manager dmgrsist KflVlic Yftwitr. said following his hoy's "Rrcatest fiehf." Akins, ni'jikpd Xo. 6 in the division, outsluggiul Hector ConsfUncfl of Trinidad in the early round*, weathered a boxing lesson in the middle session nml took a decisive JOth round with n furious body nttack Wenewlay night in a nationally-televised fight at the arena. ' The decisions of the officials, Judges Fred Council and Vlownrd Mess 1 MIC! Refer;-e -Bonny Kessler were identical, 51-40, in favor of tho local puncher. Devveloping Into 'New Dimaggio?' Mickey Is Hitting That Ball This Spring By UNITED PRESS From the way Mickey Mantle is hitting tho ball out oE sight Uiis spring'. 1936 may be the year he finally becomes the "new "joe Di- Masrgio." The New York Yankees have been waiting for the Commerce. Okla., outfielder to bloom Since .1551. but each season ho has missed top greatness. Mickey Carver Track Team Competes Saturday In Lincoln Relays Coach Roy Hutchins 1 Carver truck team enters Fort Arthur's potent Lincoln Relays at Yellow Jacket stadium, Saturday, after Inking third in Galena Park's Fidelity Relays last week-i-ml. The Panthers .surprised the big field at Galena Park, grabbing 4Ui points to finish behind powerful •Houston schools, John Yates, 55V-i. and Washington 43 Vs. The Panthers, paced by tprisiter Dan Hiidreth anil wcightman Earl Malone. grabbed three first-places, two seconds, five thirds and four fourths in racking up their point- totals. Malone was a double-winner taking tho shot-put with a heave of 49-7 and the, discu.s nt 131-fi. i Hiidreth flashed a 10-flat 100- ! yard clash to win that event and Robert Burns, Earnest Brown, Hiidreth and Archie Lewis did the SSOyard relay in 1:32.3 to take another victory. Lewis has n second !n the hundred. .Sherman Anderson was third in the shot, Lee President third in the discus. Alvin PJchardaon third in the broad-jump at 20-feet and the 440-yard relay i'jam grabbed another third. Hiidreth, Rrown, Burns, nml Iy<-wis al^o did the 440-rolay. Richardson' was fourth in th< shot. James Blacicshear fourth ir the broad-jump arid the Carver mile-relay team was fourth. Hunchinson's mile foursome listed Burns. Brown, PvObcrl Durio and Blackshcar. never has batted higher than .311 in any of his previous five major league seas o n s, alUiotigh he reached his peak year in home run production in 1955—banging out a league-leading 37. He reported io training- camp Ihls season determined to get off to a good start. Thus far. .Mantle hasn't disappointed. In fact, he is batting' a robust .-183 including: five home runs. There was no doubt about a triple and a. home run Mantle hit in Wednesday's 9-5 victory over the Kansas City Athletics." The best part of Mantle's spring showing has been the Inck of. strime-outs. In 31 trips to the plate, ho 'hasn't been fanned yet. One of the biggest jri-lpcs Mami'g-er Casey Stengel has had in the past was the number, o;! times AIicta?y has gaiK clown swinging chasing bail pitches. Bobby Avila and Mike Garcia, a couple of guys Cleveland is banking: on for comebacks in 1950. let! the Indiuns to an 1M victory over the Baltimore Orioles. Avila. the American League's batting champion in !!>">! with a .3-11 mar, smacked a pair of triples and drove in four runs. Bobby slipped to .272 in ISW. HORACE STONtMAM, president of the New York Giants, meets ons of his old "hired hands" aa he is greeted by Monto Irvin, former Giants' slugger, in Scottsdalc, Ariz., where Stoneham stopped off to sec the Chicago Cubs and Baltimore Orioles play an exhibition game. Irvin is now a Cub. (International Soundphoto) FORD BEFORE LICENSE Welcome, brother, if you're a Bourbon Man OUTDOORS WIZARD Super Power 25 Here's Arnfrica'j only 4-qlindc.- 25 h.p, ourboard . , parked wi:h !:phrn;r.;; accclerHtion ana rugged depcnd ahc-rnjtf.'-iir.'n); 5urt:n;-, Ic'/s vibrarron. M*l*% in — ' J 25" mean easier s-T.ooihcr idliri.c. WIZARD Powermafic 12 f uL,-(boarti ro outperform t^ery or her merer in j'ts WIZARD Super 10 ,.,»!! at an aRin/.tr*jtiy lov.- pncf' J'7,8 cu. in, phzon WIZARD Super 5 Thf perfect fiihi'nir moror' Lightvcifbr, ctmpacr, quic-i! ' .us. ,- MertJnj:, iv/at-ftip ihratle. r.on- Jjtujunj-td remou- Cut! svstirn. 'Cii'O CONTROLS •<* h*vc the cor- rcmotf control tot -jour IWcm Mo F.n.ily Stort Open Thursday Nigni 623 W. TEXAS | The- Bayshorc Rod and Reel and Gun Chici held its third mcrtinjj Tuesday r.i;ht at the WOW hall and finished clotting officers. SOME LADY OFFICERS Klizabfth Taylor was '.-k-ctc-d financial secretary r.r.d Florim; Thil.ioda.ux wa.': fier-lc.-l n'rording secretary to compk-te the- slat' 1 of officers. The officers having already birr, elected are 'iV. T. iiur.t, president; R. K. Taylor, vit-c-prcsi- desit; Keith Dutson. corrc.sponding secretary; and Jim X<;-lson, tn.-a.s- u rer. The hoard of director. 1 -: also elected Tuesday night arc David Y. Arnett, Bnoc Badgl-y, Buddy Bray. C. D. Clanahan. Arthur Cbrisk'y, W. E. Ganno-i, A. S. Hudson, L. W. Massey, J. K. I-'rewitt, A. .E. Taylor, O. R. Walking, L. A. Wilkic, R. R. Kicrlcin and \j.a Wotlpka. OTIfKR ACTIONS The organization voted to join the .Sponsrnens Club of TV-xas. i Inc. and to send the . (,-ffircrs of i the club to Ken Antonio as dele! K:itfr;;. I Thi.y also volc-d to oppose un! controlled ni-tti'iff in T,-ilf Hous- i ton fln-j instructeH Ihr secretary i f. writr- Garni- and Ki.sh Commis| sion DirfCtor Howard Dodft.-n, and advise him of our opposition. ' l..%0 XO\V Tii. J - Hayshorn Rod Heel and Gun Club now has 121.1 recorded . membres and an estimated fifty lor sixty that have not h<-cn turn- i ed in to be rccordcfi, so we hav« ! about I.'IOO rrtombfrs now. i Prr-.S'idcnt Hunt rfportM that j the Sportsmors Clubs of Texas was roiling' ritfht aTon/; with sor/if:thi*i^ over 300 wm'o'.-t '-'.isbs and with t>tiiy iv-'o #>i:nt;o« in the ?'fttc of Tftsis nit rrf>rc«,r-n!.Cfl by With Jim Nelson county '.'.'as one of the two so with the vole; of the cH:h to join the state wide organization this situation was changed. FJK.ST TARPON Freddie Palmer of Frreport told UK :it the boat show the oth'-r night that a fe-.v tarpon showed up in rhe now river at Freeport ia:;l Snturday. They are a little early this year and Freddie predicts good tarpon fishing by the middle of April. BOAT SHOW GOOD \\'e have bc-.-n anked by many how the boat and sports show is this yi'iir a"d ••'.-<> are happy to report that it is top notch. The annex to the Coliseum is completely full of boats and motors and gadgets of Interest t.o sportsmen. Tin/ C.'tnie and Fi.sh Commission has a fine display of »11 ?:-irne and fish in the state, and the national manufacturers of tackir are .well represented. In addition to all this the specially ants in the entertainment part o!* the show are all first rate. FRESH \VATKK W. E. Gannon sends word that. Corbif, r;ro-f-n. ,T. W, Shivers and Bob Hefner all came by his pliirr With thc-ir limit, of white perch '•.night from r-ither Highlands or Lji'rci- Houston. C&uon Chandler, Alton Tsaacks and Sam NV.vUu have all brought in limltK of b'tsfl <inrin,'c the past w.--f-k hist Sam is sfill in the )cnt\ for the prize for the most (\^ registered during March and April, .SAT/f WATKR Last .Saturday was calm f-n6uf?h to K<:i out in Trinity Bay again for a t-lin-fiKc- and Speck Williams brouRh', in sfvorn! trout, in tho *i:-: | pound cia.'is. J.Uileh Moody had t< I 'nin] f,t forty speaks and" one of I thf Bn<Jf-(lj brothers i-^'A 1',. Th« Bourbon Man knows that if a whisky in genuine bourbon, it Jinn to nay "straight !murbon"in Inrge IcLlcra on l.ho label. Tliis is bourbon at its best. Virile. Robust. Smooth— the way you wish all bourbons were. These arc not just words—the proof is in every barrel. Every bottle. Every glass. Extra years enrich Old Hickory's great bourbon flavor. Takes longer for us to make, bu( worth it in the added pleasure you get. OSSHViP IN THE HIT CIRCUS ' •- BOURBON SIXTMKSHD & peoof • AIS*) mum IN 100 nw norruo m BOND »oio HICKORY wsTfiime CORPOSATFOJT * fwrtAnrirWA,

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