This is an article from the April 11, 1955 issue
Wes Santee, tall-talking, swift-running Kansan, followed pacemaker Art Dalzell for more than half-mile, then struck out on own, roared home first in 4:00.5 mile for new U.S. record in Texas Relays at Austin, Tex.
Jack Wardrop, University of Michigan's rapid Scot who broke world standard for 220-yard freestyle last month, added 400-yard individual medley world record to list with 4:36.9 clocking in National AAU swim championships at New Haven. Other record breakers in same meet: Bob Gawboy, barrel-chested University of Minnesota
sophomore blinded in left eye by accident at age of four, trying 220-yard breaststroke in competition for first time, set world record of 2:38; Al Wiggins of Ohio State powered through 100-meter butterfly special trial in 1:01.5 for new world long-course mark; Yoshi Oyakawa, Ohio State's Hawaiian speedster, established new long-course record of 1:02.5 for 100-meter backstroke.
Mary Kok, diminutive 14-year-old Dutch star, swam 400-meter medley in 5:47.3, 100-yard butterfly in 1:06.1 to set women's world records at Hilversum, The Netherlands.
Major league teams abandoned spring training camps in Arizona and Florida, began northward trek home as some rookies who glittered in March packed their bags, headed back to bushes. One rookie, Cleveland's sensational Herb Score, continued his spectacular pitching, shut out New York Giants with one hit in four innings, stretched scoreless string to 13 frames.
New York Yankees cut roster and fattened bank account by selling Pitchers Ewell Blackwell and Tom Gorman, First Baseman Dick Kryhoski to Kansas City Athletics for sum "in excess of $50,000."
Boston Red Sox released veteran Pitcher Sid Hudson as active player, signed him as scout for Texas area. Alpha Brazle, 40-year-old one-time St. Louis Cardinals' relief artist, was given unconditional release by Chicago White Sox, was picked up by Sacramento of Pacific Coast League. Philadelphia Phillies cut loose Outfielder Johnny Wyrostek, 35, who hit .239 last year.
Bobby Brocato, Joe W. Brown's home-bred son of Natchez, surged along rail, swept past Blessbull and favored White Skies in stretch, finished first by length in $29,550 Paumonok Handicap on opening day at Jamaica, N.Y.
Joe Jones, held off early pace by Jockey Conn McCreary, took lead in late stages, won going away in $25,000 Bowie Handicap at Bowie, Md., became favorite for rich John B. Campbell Memorial Apr. 9.
Summer Tan, idle since winning $269,965 Garden State Stakes last Oct. 30, made 1955 debut at Jamaica, demonstrated he has fully recovered from near-fatal embolism by romping to 14-length victory in mile-and-sixteenth allowance race.
Syracuse Nationals nosed out Ft. Wayne Pistons 86-82, 87-84 in first two games, lost third contest 96-89, held 2-1 lead in best-of-seven series for National Basketball Association championship.
Andrews AFB had 52-game winning streak snapped by Sheppard AFB 74-64, bounced back to even score with 47-44 win over Texans, then routed same team 81-56, ran off with Air Force world-wide championship in double-elimination tournament at Orlando, Fla. Cliff Hagan, former Kentucky All-America, paced star-studded Andrews club with 27 points in deciding game.
Larry Hennessy of Ft. Eustis, Cliff Hagan of Andrews, Ernie Beck of Bainbridge, Dick Groat of Ft. Belvoir, Richie Regan of Parris Island Marines were named to
Armed Forces All-Star team picked by Armed Forces Press Service.
Detroit Red Wings came from behind on three goals by Vic Stasiuk, Marty Pavelich and Ted Lindsay in last seven minutes, whipped Montreal Canadiens 4-2 at Detroit in opening game of final series for Stanley Cup. Victory was 14th straight for rampaging Red Wings, tied National Hockey League record set by Boston Bruins in 1930.
Gil Cadilli, little-known San Francisco featherweight, opened cut over right eye of Willie Pep in fourth, was awarded unpopular 10-round split decision over former featherweight champion at Parks AFB, Calif. California Athletic Commission disciplined judges who voted for Cadilli, removed Eddie James from official list, placed ex-fighter Tony Bosnich on probation.
Sugar Ray Robinson, in good physical condition for third comeback effort, fought cautiously in early rounds, showed enough skill in late rounds to win 10-round split decision over Middleweight Johnny Lombardo at Cincinnati.
Michigan State's Herb Odom, shifty, smooth-hitting 147-pounder fighting with cracked rib, outpointed Ted Contri of Nevada to retain title, led Spartans to team championship in NCAA tournament at Pocatello, Ida.
Johnny Horne, husky Air Force 175-pounder, won decision from Orville Pitts in final bout, gave New York 4-4 tie with Chicago in intercity Golden Gloves tournament at Chicago.
Tenley Albright, pert, blond, 19-year-old Radcliffe College pre-med student who won world championship at Vienna in February, flashed near-perfect form in free skating, outscored 15-year-old Carol Heiss of New York by comfortable margin, captured her fourth consecutive national senior women's figure skating crown at Colorado Springs, Col. Hayes Alan Jenkins, lanky world senior men's titleholder from Colorado Springs, treated home-town fans to dazzling exhibition, was easy winner over brother David. Among other champions: 13-year-old Nancy Heiss of New York, junior women; Tom Moore of Seattle, junior men; pretty 14-year-old Carol Wanek of New York, novice women; Jim Short of Los Angeles, novice men; Robin Greiner and Carole Ann Ormaca of Berkeley, Calif., senior pairs; Charles Foster and Maribel Y. Owen (daughter of nine-time national champion Maribel Vinson Owen) of Boston, junior pairs.
Ralph Miller, U.S. Army ski instructor from Hanover, N.H., slammed through Barrier Mountain's 49 gates in 2:10, was judged winner of national giant slalom at Stevens Pass, Wash. Austria's Martin Strolz, ineligible for this event, posted best time of 2:07.1. Jannette Burr Bray of Seattle took women's title with 1:37 effort.
Fred Pinkham of Glendale, Calif. zipped down three-quarter mile Lake Peak course at Santa Fe, N. Mex. in 1:25, captured national veterans' giant slalom. Edna Dercum of Dillon, Col. was timed in 2:10.3, snared women's championship.
Billy Maxwell, 1951 U.S. amateur champion from Odessa, Tex., staged late comeback, finished with 270, edged hard-hitting Mike Souchak by single stroke in $12,500 Azalea Open at Wilmington, N.C., earned his first major tournament win since turning pro in 1953. Little Bob Toski of Livingston, N.J. fired record 63 in second round, grabbed third place with 275.
Louise Suggs of Sea Island, Ga. overcame putting difficulties in time to par last three holes, outlasted rivals to win Oklahoma City Open with 229, took over Ladies PGA money-winning lead with $4,828.
Bud Wiget, 41-year-old Concord, Calif. walnut rancher, piled up 2,000 points with his Class C service runabout Crosswind in five Florida winter outboard races, won American Power Boat Association's Colonel Green Star Island Trophy for highest total in single class. Runner-up: Bill Tenney, Dayton, O. research engineer, with 1,369 points in his Hornet XV in C hydro class.
TRACK AND FIELD
Oklahoma A&M set meet records in four-mile and distance medley, won 880-yard and sprint medley, dominated Texas Relays at Austin, Tex. Little Abilene Christian, anchored by Freshman Bobby Morrow who also captured 100-yard dash in 0:09.8, established new college division marks in quarter-mile and half-mile. University of Texas quartet won university division quarter-mile relay in record-breaking 0:40.6, also took one-mile and two-mile titles.
University of Michigan rolled up big point advantage in running events, snared 10 first places, out-scored Stanford team 67 1/3-54 2/3 in intersectional meet at Palo Alto, Calif. Michigan's Jim Love took both high and low hurdles, was outstanding for Wolverines.
Ford Konno, brilliant Ohio State star, put on spectacular show in National AAU meet at New Haven, Conn., won 440-yard freestyle in 4:28.2, one tenth of second over world record, for new meet mark and beat out Michigan's Jack Wardrop in 220-yard freestyle. Two other Buckeye swimmers scored doubles, Yoshi Oyakawa winning 100- and 220-yard backstroke races while Gerry Harrison's superb form earned victories in one-and three-meter diving events.
Dr. Melvin Northrup, 47-year-old San Francisco veterinarian who won his last national title in 1945, registered five victories, two on falls, grabbed 160½-pound freestyle crown in National AAU matches at Amityville, N.Y. Bill Kerslake of Cleveland, 289-pound defending champion, pinned three rivals in quick order, became first to win three successive heavyweight championships, also retained Greco-Roman honors next day Japanese trio of Katsutoshi Yokoyama, Etsuma Iwano and Motoichi Motohashi were among newly crowned title-holders in freestyle, Yokoyama, Shuhei Imada and Todashi Numajiri won in the Greco-Roman competition. Boston's Jim Peckham, 174-pound titlist, won seven bouts, was chosen best all-round Greco-Roman wrestler.
Eintracht Soccer Club of Astoria, N.Y. dropped 1-0 decision to Philadelphia Uhriks but won Eastern title 4-3 on total goals in two-game series, qualified to meet Los Angeles Danish-Americans, who beat Simpkins of St. Louis 5-2 in overtime for Western division honors, in National Challenge Cup final.
England's Stanley Matthews, veteran 40-year-old booter, had foot in five goals, led team to 7-2 win over Scotland for British championship before 100,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium.
HONORED—Hamilton Richardson. Tulane University senior, intercollegiate tennis champion, member of winning U.S. Davis Cup team, third-ranked nationally; named to Phi Beta Kappa. Richardson was recently awarded Rhodes scholarship, plans to enter Oxford in October.
DIED—Camilla Koffler, 44, world-famous photographer of wild animals, known professionally as Ylla; of cerebral hemorrhage after operation for head injuries received when she fell from Jeep while photographing bullock-drawn cart race near New Delhi.
DIED—The Rev. Arthur Howe, 65, All-America quarterback for Yale in 1911, Eli coach in 1912, teacher at Loomis School and Dartmouth, one-time president of Hampton, Va. Institute; at Plymouth, N.H.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Bob Baker. Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR 100-m. Grand Natl. race with 73.13 mph avg. speed, in 1954 Oldsmobile, N. Wilkesboro, N.C.
Bob Sweikert, Indianapolis, Midwest AAA 25-lap sprint race, in 10:18.45 (track record), Dayton, O.
Tommy Hinnershitz, Oley, Pa., AAA 30-lap sprint car race, in 13:16.76, Reading, Pa.
Jimmy Reece, Oklahoma City, AAA 100-lap midget race, in 26:56.17, Phoenix, Ariz.
Piero Taruffi, Italy, 1,080-kilo. Tour of Sicily, in 10:11.19.4, in a Ferrari, Palermo.
Bonnie Lassies, Brooklyn, N.Y., over St. Louis Simpkins, 77-54, Women's Natl. Basketball Assn title, Kansas City.
Ernie Bence, Fairleigh Dickinson College, Eastern Intercollegiate Bowling Congress championship, with 67.22 pts., New York.
Hans Friedrich, 10-round decision over Gene Thompson, heavyweights, Phoenix, Ariz.
Frankie Daniels, 10-round decision over Henry Taylor, light-heavyweights, Phoenix, Ariz.
Bobby Dykes, 10-round decision over Gus Rubicini, middleweights, Miami Beach.
Danny Giovanelli, 5-round TKO over Jimmy Martinez, middleweights, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Eduardo Lausse, 5-round KO over Gil Edwards, middleweights, Providence, R.I.
Chico Vejar, 10-round decision over Billy Graham, welterweights, Syracuse, N.Y.
Ralph Dupas, 10-round decision over Bobby Bickle, lightweights, New Orleans.
Paddy De Marco, 10-round split decision over Libby Manzo, lightweights, New York.
Don Jordan, 12-round split decision over Lauro Salas, for California lightweight title, Los Angeles.
Kenny Lane, 10-round decision over Armand Savoie, lightweights, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Jimmy Soo, 10-round decision over Charley Slaughter, lightweights, Trenton, N.J.
Peter Keenan, 15-round decision over Bobby Sinn, for British Empire bantamweight title, Sydney.
Ch. Frefax Royalist (English springer spaniel), best-in-show, Intl. Kennel Club, Chicago.
(U.S. championships, Colorado Springs, Col.)
Ray C. Sato and BARBARA STEIN, Los Angeles, silver dance title.
Mr. And Mrs. Edward L. Bodel, Berkeley, Calif., gold dance title.
Los Angeles Figure Skating Club, team championship & Harned Trophy, with 70 pts.
Pine Grove Smokey (pointer), shooting dog stake, Jockey Hollow Field Trial Club, Bevans, N.J.
Massie's Sassy Boots (male Labrador), open all-age stake. Oregon Retriever Trial Club, Portland, Ore.
SHARP NOTE: $18,225 Californian Trot, 1 m., by ½ length, in 2:02⅖ Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif. Stan Adams, driver.
ADIOS HARRY: $7,500 Westbury open pace, 1 m., by 1¼ lengths, in 2:01 4/5, Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, N.Y. Luther Lyons, driver.
Cincinnati Mohawks, over Troy Bruins, 7-0, for Intl. Hockey League championship & Turner Cup, Cincinnati.
Delise Coffee Raiders, New Haven, Conn., over H. Fabrics, Lewiston, Me., 5-3, U.S. Sr. Amateur Hockey Assn. title, Lewiston, Me.
BELL O SHANDON: $16,500 Golden Gate Oaks, 1 1/16 m. by 7 lengths, in 1:43 1/5, Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif. Willie Shoemaker up.
QUEEN MARGIE: $14,950 Singing Tower, 3 f., by 1½ lengths, in 0:32 3/5 (track record), Gulfstream Pk., Hallandale, Fla. Jimmy Nichols up.
REPOSE: Carolina Cup (steeplechase), 3 m. by 1 length, in 5:38 (new record), Camden, S.C. John Cotter up.
Squadron A, over Manhattan, 15-9, Eastern 12-goal semifinal, New York.
Navy, skippered by Midshipman George Atkins, McMillan Cup Regatta, for 44-ft. yawls, with 21¼ pts., Annapolis, Md.
(England championships, London)
Zoltan Dolinar, Yugoslavia, over Rene Roothroft, 21-15, 21-12, 21-14, men's singles.
Edward Klein, Hollywood, Calif., and BERT ONNES, The Netherlands, over Tom Densham and L. F. Landry, 21-12, 12-21, 24-22, jr. boys' doubles.
Klein and Pam Bates, England, over Don Backhouse and Ann Haydon, 21-16, 21-18, jr. mixed doubles.
(Puerto Rico invitation, San Juan, P.R.)
Tony Trabert, Cincinnati, over Vic Seixas, 8-6, 5-7, 5-7, 7-5, 6-2, men's singles.
Trabert and Seixas, Philadelphia, over Herb Flam and Ulf Schmidt, 6-1, 6-4, men's doubles.
Darlene Hard, Montebello, Calif., over Mrs. Dorothy Head Knode, 6-1, 6-3, women's singles.
RESULTS OF MAJOR LEAGUE EXHIBITION GAMES
3. New York
8. Kansas Cit
3. New York
6. St. Louis