This is an article from the April 18, 1955 issue
Shelley Mann, tall, trim, brown-haired, 17-year-old high school senior swim star from Arlington, Va., captured three individual titles, churned 250-yard freestyle in 2:49.4 for new U.S. record, teamed with Mary Jane Sears, Betty Mullen and Wanda Werner to cover 400-yard medley relay in 4:33.5, giving Walter Reed Hospital Swim Club of Washington, D.C. credit for world mark in National AAU women's indoor championships at Daytona Beach, Fla.
Betty Mullen of Walter Reed succeeded Shelley as 100-yard butterfly champion, won in world-record-breaking 1:05.4 in same meet.
Jack Ballew, Dell Estey, John Samarin and Ken Harpham of Bellflower, Calif. High School ran four-mile relay in 18:55, bettered national inter-scholastic standard by 1.8 seconds in special race at Santa Ana College Easter Relays at Santa Ana, Calif. Old record: 18:56.8.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower threw out first ball at Washington, munched popcorn, cheered spiritedly, watched Manager Charley Dressen's Senators trounce Baltimore Orioles 12-5 before 26,684 in American League opener. Pitcher Bob Porterfield went route for Nats, who shelled five Oriole throwers for 10 hits. In National League, Chicago Cubs disappointed 32,195 Cincinnati fans, beat Redlegs 7-5 on home runs by Gene Baker and Harry Chiti. Big Ted Kluszewski also homered for losers.
Wake Forest, Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, exploded for three runs in eighth, whipped North Carolina State 8-5, captured Dixie Classic title at Durham, N.C.
Tom Blackburn, slender Duke University right-hander, made first start for Blue Devils, earned 10-0 no-hit, no-run victory over Rollins College in third-place game. Blackburn struck out eight, walked three, retired last 13 batters in order.
Cary Middlecoff, lanky, sharpshooting former dentist from Memphis, began play in Masters at Augusta, Ga. with first-round 72, took over lead with amazing near-record 65, then added 72 to hold four-stroke edge over Ben Hogan going into final 18 holes. An aggressive 70 on last round gave him championship with 279, record-breaking seven strokes ahead of runner-up Hogan, who finished with 73 for 286. Sammy Snead was third with 287, followed by Bob Rosburg, Mike Souchak and Julius Boros, who matched last year's winning score of 289 to tie for fourth.
Syracuse Nationals outscored Ft. Wayne Pistons 109-104 to even National Basketball Association play-off series, chalked up thrilling 92-91 victory on George King's successful foul shot with 12 seconds to play in seventh game at Syracuse, N.Y. to take league championship.
Ft. Eustis' Jim Bredar, former University of Illinois star, scored with 35-foot jump shot in last second, gave Virginia soldiers 90-88 win over Camp Chaffee, Ark. for world-wide All-Army championship at Columbus, Ga.
Detroit Red Wings thumped Montreal Canadiens 5-1 at Detroit after dropping two straight to aroused second-place team 4-2, 5-3, took 3-2 edge in National Hockey League play-off, needed one more victory to clinch Stanley Cup. Husky Gordie Howe slammed home three goals for Red Wings, set new play-off record of 19 points scored in nine post-season games, helped Howe-Ted Lindsay-Dutch Reibel line establish new mark of 49 points. Detroit also accounted for new league mark with 15th straight victory in 7-1 second game, as Lindsay scored four times.
Pittsburgh Hornets rolled over Buffalo Bisons 4-2 at Buffalo, N.Y. for fourth win in six games, added American Hockey League's Calder Cup to title it won in regular season play.
Shelley Mann's three title-winning efforts in 100-yard and 250-yard freestyle and 400-yard individual medley along with Mary Jane Sears's 3:29.8 victory in 250-yard breaststroke, Betty Mullen's record-breaking 1:05.4 in 100-yard butterfly and team triumphs in 400-yard medley and freestyle relays helped powerful Walter Reed Hospital Swim Club of Washington, D.C. roll up 95 points, romp off with National AAU women's indoor crown at Daytona Beach, Fla. Pat McCormick, slick-diving Long Beach, Calif. housewife, swept one-and three-meter events, accounted for her 20th and 21st national titles. Other winners: Maureen Murphy of Portland, Ore. Multnomah AC in 200-yard backstroke; Coralie O'Conner of Lafayette, Ind. Swim Club in 100-yard backstroke; Carol Tait of Santa Clara, Calif. Swim Club in 500-yard freestyle.
Hamed Mustafa, durable Egyptian, battled Nile waters for 26 miles in 8:15, next day swam 16 miles upstream in 7:57, won international marathon race at Cairo. Helga Weiss, 19-year-old blue-eyed blonde from West Berlin, led women swimmers with official combined time of 13:45 for 26 and six miles.
Beau Jack and Ike Williams, faded former lightweight champions attempting comebacks, showed brief flashes of old-time skill, brought back memories of Williams' two victories over Jack when both were top-notchers, battled to 10-round draw before 2,500 fans at Augusta, Ga.
Sandy Saddler, world featherweight champion, blasted Kenny Davis of Los Angeles with jabs and uppercuts for four rounds, knocked down opponent twice in fifth, won TKO in nontitle bout at Butte, Mont., began agitating for lightweight title shot at Jimmy Carter.
Raul (Raton) Macias, Mexico's serious, hard-hitting, NBA-recognized world bantamweight king, made first start since winning crown last month, was down in third, came back to knock out Memo Sanchez with terrific one-two combination to body in sixth round of nontitle affair at Mexican, Mexico.
Keeny Teran, high-strung, speedy Los Angeles bantamweight, stopped veteran Henry (Pappy) Gault of Spartanburg, S.C. in two rounds at Hollywood, Calif.
Tommy (Hurricane) Jackson, tireless, slap-punching, Far Rockaway, N.Y. heavyweight, absorbed solid blows from veteran Archie McBride of Trenton but kept windmilling to win surprise 10-round decision in New York.
Gil Turner, sharp-punching Philadelphia welterweight, registered repeatedly with heavy blows to head and body, smashed Gene Fullmer through ropes in sixth, pounded out decisive 10-round victory at Brooklyn, N.Y., handed West Jordan, Ut. slugger his first defeat after 29 victories.
Ft. Sill lost five of eight finals but managed to score 32 points, enough to dethrone Ft. Hood, Tex. in Fourth Army championships at Ft. Sill, Okla. Winners' Leroy Jeffrey won 125-pound title by TKO, was selected as outstanding boxer.
Camp Lejeune took six individual titles, dominated world-wide All-Marine tournament at Miami, Fla. Lejeune's Jack Lennon outpointed Jimmy Collins of Miami in 125-pound class, was named outstanding fighter.
New York AC scored twice in closing minutes to break tie, outscored Squadron A 14-12, retained Eastern indoor 12-goal championship in tournament final at New York. Zenas Colt hammered home seven goals to lead winners' attack.
Social Outcast, Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt's 5-year-old son of Shut Out, got perfect ride from Jockey Eric Guerin, outran Fisherman with handsome stretch sprint, won by nose in photofinish in record-breaking 1:42[3/5] for mile-and-sixteenth in four-horse $82,600 John B. Campbell Memorial Handicap at Bowie, Md.
Go Lightly, 16-1 shot who had never before competed in stakes race, beat off challenge of another underdog, Mr. Al L, went on to take $30,400 Gotham Stakes by half-length at Jamaica, N.Y. Favored Simmy faded badly, wound up fourth.
Democles, George W. Offutt 3rd's gray gelding, breezed over post and rails to easy eight-length victory in Deep Run Hunt Cup steeplechase at Richmond, Va., set new track record of 5:49[4/5] for three miles. F. D. (Dooley) Adams, top-ranked U.S. steeplechase jockey, saddled four winners in other races, broke course records with Winnie the Imp in Richmond Plate, Dear Brutus in Malvern Hill.
Queen Elizabeth's prominent colt, Alexander, scored upset win over Our Babu in 2,000 Guineas Trial as Her Majesty and Princess Margaret looked on at Kempton Park, England, moved into favorite's spot for 2,000 Guineas, first of English classics for 3-year-olds at Newmarket, Apr. 27.
Joseph Alston, San Diego FBI agent, trounced defending champion Eddie Choong of Penang, Malaya 15-5, 15-8 to take men's title in American Badminton Association open tournament, then teamed with Wynn Rogers of Arcadia, Calif. to whip Choong and Daryl Thompson of Vancouver, B.C. 15-6, 12-15, 15-8 for doubles crown at Long Beach, Calif. Margaret Varner, Mt. Holyoke College physical educational instructor, dropped first set 11-6, rallied to win next two 12-9, 12-9, upset Judy Devlin of Baltimore in women's singles. Judy and sister Susan overcame Janet Wright of San Francisco and Thelma Welcome of Glendale, Calif. 15-10, 15-9, won women's doubles championship.
Freeman Hanover, fast-stepping pacer driven by Ken Cartnal, came from behind to nip Hawkins Hoss at finish, won $17,475 Californian free-for-all pace at Santa Anita, Arcadia, Calif.
Jean Behra of France steered his Maserati around twisting 190-mile course, finished first in Grand Prix of Pau after favored Alberto Ascari of Italy, who set lap record of 1:34.5 with his 2.5-liter Lancia in trials day before, was forced out of race on 90th lap by oil leak.
HONORED—Willie Mays, sensational New York Giants outfielder from Fairfield, Ala.; first Negro to be commissioned honorary lieutenant colonel in Alabama militia, at Montgomery, Ala. Gov. James E. Folsom awarded similar commissions to New York Giants' Manager Leo Durocher, Alabamians Dusty Rhodes and Al Worthington and Cleveland Indians' Manager Al Lopez and Pitcher Early Wynn, remarked: "Alabama won the World Series last year, with a little help from other Giants."
DIED—Carson Cooper, 58, former hockey star with Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings, once known as Shovel Shot, scout for Detroit and New York Rangers; after operation for eye ailment, at Hamilton, Ont. Cooper was credited with turning up numerous big-league stars, among them Detroit's Red Kelly, Ted Lindsay, Terry Sawchuk, Harry Lumley, Gordie Howe.
DIED—Francis X. McQuade, 78, stormy New York City magistrate who resigned during famed Seabury investigation in 1930, father of law permitting Sunday baseball in New York, onetime treasurer and part owner of New York Giants with John J. McGraw and Charles A. Stoneham; in New York.
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD
Jerry Hoyt, Indianapolis, AAA 30-lap big car race, in 14:50, Oklahoma City. Runners-up: Mike Nazurak, Belmore, N.Y.; Bob Sweikert, Indianapolis.
Jim Delaney, Rockaway, N.J., NADCO 25-lap stock car race, Wilmington, Del. Runners up: Parker Bohn, Freehold, N.J.; Charlie Birdsall, Jersey City.
(American Badminton Assn. Open, Long Beach, Calif.)
Judy and Susan Devlin, Baltimore, over Janet Wright and Thelma Welcome, 15-10, 15-9, women's doubles.
Wynn Rogers, Arcadia, Calif., and Dorothy Hann, Los Angeles, over Joseph and Lois Alston, 8-15, 15-11, 15-9, mixed doubles.
Roy Lockwood and Richard Fleming, Glendale, Calif., over Wayne Schell and Fred Fullin, 17-14, 12-15, 15-13, veterans' doubles.
(Nat. Jr. tournament, Cleveland)
John J. Kevorkian, Watertown, Mass., over Ronnie Miller, 15-9, 15-5, jr. boys' singles.
McGregor Stewart, Baltimore, over Norma Slauer, 11-2, 11-8, jr. girls' singles.
Kevorkian and Gary McFarlane, Lewiston, N.Y., over Miller and Bill Davidson, 15-4, 15-7, jr. boys' doubles.
Nancy Metcalfe and Miss Slauer, Marblehead, Mass., over Miss Stewart and Jay Tischenger, 15-11, 15-11, jr. girls' doubles.
Kevorkian and Miss Slauer, over Miller and Linda Flack, 15-10, 15-0, jr. mixed doubles.
John Schultz, Norristown, Pa., over Garry Nippes, 15-7, 15-4, "under 15" boys' singles.
Sally Coulter, Baltimore, over Linda Windsor, 1-11, 12-9, 11-8, "under 15" girls' singles.
Charles Gambo and Dan Rudy, Baltimore, "under 15" boys' doubles (by default).
Miss Windsor and Miss Coulter, Baltimore, over Cynthia Dryden and Janet Ogilvie, 15-10, 8-15, 15-10, "under 15" girls' doubles.
Gambo and Miss Coulter, over Rudy and Miss Dryden, 15-8, 15-4, "under 15" mixed doubles.
Ralph (Tiger) Jones, 5-round TKO over George Johnson, middleweights, St. Louis.
Joey Giambra, 7-round TKO over Andy (Candy) Anderson, middleweights, Galveston, Tex.
Bobby Boyd and Lloyd Triplett, 10-round draw, middleweights, Chicago.
Charlie Cotton, 10-round TKO over Sammy Walker, middleweights, Miami Beach.
Tony Dupas, 10-round decision over Sonny Amoroso, lightweights, Richmond, Calif.
Ed Campbell, Charleston, S.C. News & Courier, Natl. Golf Writers tournament, with 80, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Campbell Brothers, Avonlee, Sask., over Kleffman Rink, Hibbing, Minn., 9-6, for unofficial N. American championship, Hibbing, Minn.
VICTORY MON: $7,500 Easter Handicap (trot), I m., in 2:04⅕ Roosevelt Raceway, Westbury, N.Y. Hugh Bell, driver.
SOMETIME THING: $24,250 Prioress Stakes, 6 f., by 1½ lengths, in 1:12⅕ Jamaica, N.Y. Eric Guerin up.
GETTHERE JACK: $18,000 Juvenile Stakes, 4½ f., by 1¼ lengths, in 0:52⅘ Gulfstream Pk., Hallandale, Fla. Steve Brooks up.
BELL O SHANDON: $17,475 Richmond Handicap, 1 m. by¾ lengths, in 1:37⅕ Golden Gate Fields, Albany, Calif. Roy Lumm up.
George Washington, over Princeton and Maryland, Hexagonal Meet, Tempest Class dinghies, with 39 pts., Washington, D.C.
(Alpine Ski tournament, Arapahoe Basin, Dillon, Col.)
Ralph Miller, Hanover, N.H., men's combined title, in 5:51.1.
Gladys (Skeeter) Werner, Steamboat Springs, Col., women's combined title, in 6:41.7.
Tom Jacobs, Boulder, Col., men's open combined, in 7:11.7.
H. Robert Reeve, NYAC, over Norman Foster, 15-6, 15-8, 15-3, for natl. singles championship, New York.
Vic Seixas, Philadelphia, over Luis Ayala, 13-11, 6-4, 6-3, Montego Bay CC men's singles, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Barbara Breit, Los Angeles, over Mrs. Carol Pratt, 12-10, 6-2, Montego Bay CC women's singles, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Vladislav Skonecki, Poland, over Budge Patty, 6-4, 6-2, 8-6, men's intl. singles, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Pat Ward, England, over Shirley Bloomer, 6-4, 6-2, women's intl. singles, Monte Carlo.
Gardnar Mulloy, Miami, Fla., and Patty, over Robert Bedart and Don Fontana, 6-2, 4-6, 6-1, 6-8, 6-3, men's intl. doubles, Monte Carlo.
TRACK AND FIELD
Browning Ross, Woodbury, N.J., Firestone War Veterans Assn. 15-m. road race, in 1:24.32, Hamilton, Ont.
RESULTS OF MAJOR LEAGUE EXHIBITION GAMES
6. St. Louis