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THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
WEDNESDAY. MABCH M. IMS x —; C-2 * RHH ’ . W ,; I w JKa I - : /jy® V a. 4 dflL” I ' ***: jjSß^ ji pj^ J»gaL ' 'W l f l\f I K A Mr _ v jjmb.. |H CAVALRY CHARGE IN FIRST RACE AT GULFSTREAM Hoofs and dust fly as the thoroughbreds battle for position at the first turn yesterday at Gulfstream Park. Solid Rock (extreme right, rear), under Jockey Willie Zakoor, moved up to finish in front, GOODWILL ENVOY Winner of Chilean Derby Arrives as Gift to Senator NORFOLK. Va., Mar. 30 ffl— Ductil. a handsome, 6-year-old stallion that won the Chilean Derby in 1951, arrived in Norfolk yesterday on a mission of inter national good will. The horse is being delivered to Senator George W. Malone. Re publican, of Nevada, as a per sonal gift from President Carlos Ibanez of Chile. Senator Malone became a close friend of President Ibanez when President Eisenhower sent him to Chile on a goodwill visit. Ductil arrived at Lambert's Point docks after a 33-day voy age from Santiago. Chile, aboard the steamship Tofo. A special trailer was sent to Norfolk by the Senator and was Siting for Ductil when the ship : ■ived. All of Ductil’s reception com mittee had a chance to get into the act after the horse, housed in a special crate, was lowered to Rosecroft Set For Training Harness racing interest in the Washington area will perk up Friday as Rosecroft Raceway opens for training and New York's Roosevelt Raceway launches the earliest Eastern trotting season in history. Officials at Rosecroft, which ojlens the Maryland season with a 20-night meeting starting May 6, as well as officials of Laurel Raceway will go to New York Friday night to attend the Roosevelt opening. First-nighters from Rosecroft will be John W. Miller, track president, and General Manager James M. Lynch. Laurel offi cials going to Roosevelt will be Dick Hutchison, jr„ president and general manager, and Rac ing Secretary Charles Larkin They hope to get an early look at some of the horses which will race later on the Maryland circuit. Meanwhile, Rosecroft is put ting out the welcome mat for hundreds of trotters and pacerß converging on the Oxon Hill track for a shot at the quarter million-dollar purse distribution. Barns and groom quarters have been put in order and the horse men's restaurant will open Friday. About 50 horses already are at Rosecroft, including those in the stables of Bill Hylan, Hal Story, Hans Neilson, Otis Shirley and Wallace Marvin. QUARE TIMES GETS BIG WELCOME HOME MULLINGAR. Ireland, Mar. 30 UP).— Quare Times, Irish winner of Saturday's Grand National Steeple chase, got VIP treatment on his return home yester day. Two bands led the victory parade through the streets of this West Meath town, home of Mrs. Ciceley Wel man. winning owner. Train er Vincent O'Brien, Jockey Pat Taafe and Mrs. Welman Joined Quare Times in the 1-mile parade. Cheering crowds lined the street. Mullingar’s town com missioners threw a recep tion for the winning party. Dr. Elkins Leaves For Texas Relays Held in His Honor "“Dr. Wilson H. Elkins, presi dent of the University of Mary land. left by plant today for Aus tin. Tex., where the Texas Re gs that start Friday will be licated to him. The Relays each year are dedi cated to a prominent person. The current running will be the l#th. Dr. Elkins was a three-sport atar at Texas, track being one of |tfiem. He also taught at Te*s before being named presi de* of Texas Western. the dock. His handlers ran into difficulty persuading him to get aboard the waiting trailer. The horse traveled the 30 feet from the ship to the interior of the trailer in 2 hours and 55 min utes—and then only at the in sistent coaxing, bribing and exas perated swearing of handlers, crewmen, dock workers and visit ing dignitaries. The animal’s show of reluc tance (which vanished as soon as an inspired crewman removed the canvas cover from the trailer) could have been a tribute to the attention lavished on him while aboard the Tofo. No less than five crewmen were assigned to attend Ductil’s needs during the trip. The ship's cap tain, Domingo Vidal, was his personal guardian and crewmen provided special blankets as the ship passed from hot to cold climates. Team Match Heads Turner's Mat Card Antonino Rocca, the popular bare-foot star from Argentina, will team up with Rufly Silver stein against Mr. Moto, the Japa nese expert, and Frank Jares of Utah in a two-man team battle, feature of the wrestling program tonight at Turner’s Arena. The match is set for two out of three falls or 60 minutes and marks one of the few times Rocca has appeared in a team battle. Three 30-minute bouts also are on the program. Freddie Blassle takes on John Tolas, the new Greek star; Dave Jones of London meets Willie Davies, who used to masquerade as “Doctor X," and Jack Witzig tangles with Buddy Lee. District Boy Named Army Cage Captain Special Dispatch to The Star WEST POINT, N. Y„ Mar. 30. —Norris B. Harbold, son of Maj. and Mrs. Norris B. Harbold, 2710 North Twenty-fifth street, Ar lington. Va., has been elected captain of the 1955-56 Army bas ketball team. Young Harbold also is a can didate for the Army varsity foot ball and lacrosse teams. He suc ceeds Jerry Gilpin of Allegan, : Mich., as basketball captain Harbold is a native of Washing j ton. D. C., and attended St. Ste | phen’s School in Alexandria, Va.. in his freshman year of high i school. Chuck Noll Signs CLEVELAND, Mar. 30 UP).— Chuck Noll has signed his third contract with the Cleveland Browns. An offensive guard the past two seasons, he is considered a possible successor to Tom Cat lin as a linebacker and defensive signal caller. HIGH WINDS AND HEAVY SEAS DELAY JUAN DE FUCA SWIM VICTORIA, British Columbia, Mar. 30 (A 3 ).—High winds and heavy seas late last night forced postponement of 18-year-old Janice White’s scheduled attempt to swim the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Victoria to Port Angeles, Wash. Officials announced shortly after 11 p.m. (PST), four hours before the Toronto teen-ager was scheduled to at tempt long-distance swimmers’ greatest challenge, that the swim was called off. A tentative new date of 4 a.m. tomorrow was set, but officials said that even that is doubtful because the weather may not have moderated sufficiently. Winds of 25 miles per hour were blowing in the Strait at 11 p.m. and gale warnings were up. Miss White, an unknown in Eastern swimming circles, was to dive into water of between 45 and 50 degrees at 3 am. (PST) to swim 22 fniles across the Strait to Port Angeles. Decision to postpone the swim was made at a weather conference held at the 11th hour. Weather officials had been watching a low-pressure area moving in from the pacific. Officials had thought that it would either pass "He Strait or not reach here in talc to hamper the swim. j paying $12.90. In front position are Fireproof (left), Devil Acres (center) and Imperial Jay, who ran third.—AP Wirephoto. Nashua Fine After Long Trip North NEW YORK. Mar. 30 (A 5 ). Nashua, the glamour boy of the | equine set and current 2-to-l future book favorite to win the Kentucky Derby, stretched his legs at Aqueduct today after a I long trip from Florida and Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsimmons j said the colt looked fine. “He seems to have shipped very well,” Mr. Fitz commented. “That’s the important thing. He looks as bright as a dollar.” Mr. Fitz said Nashua, fresh ; from last Saturday’s mud-splat tered triumph in the Florida j Derby, would be rested and ; given only a brisk walk for sev eral days. Wood Memorial His Next j Nashua probably won’t go to the post until the Wood Me | morial at Jamaica on April 23 and he figures to get a good test i in that one from Summer Tan. who is expected to be his main j rival in the big 3-year-old stakes. I “Summer Tan sure looks , good,” observed Eric Guerin, i who will ride Mrs. John W. Gal breath’s colt. “I don't know if he can beat Nashua, but he sure will make the horse run faster to win.” Summer Tan, who hasn’t, been in action since winning the Garden State Stakes last fall, may go to the post once before tackling the Nashua-Eddie Ar caro combination in the Wood— the last big Eastern race for Derby eligibles. Summer Tan Training Well Trainer Sherrill Ward thinks i Summer Tan has been coming along well, but only a race will tell. Ward would like to get a | stiff one under the colt’s belt before tangling with Nashua in the Wood. There are three al lowance races at Jamaica for ; Wood eligibles and Summer Tan probably will go in one of them. Meantime, Roman Patrol, I winner of the Louisiana Derby i and the 4-to-l second choice in the future book, was withdrawn yesterday from the Kentucky Derby because of an osselet in his left front leg. This is a small bone spur on the knee or fetlock. ! “It's a tough break, but we i know Roman Patrol is a real good horse and are going to take no chances,” said Bob Aber j crombie, one of his owners. "We expect him to be ready to race again in three or four months.” Home Plate Meeting Charles B. <Yoh> Murray, an outstanding sandlot baseball player in the 1920 s and for 25 years one of the District's leading lawyers, will speak at a meeting of the Home Plate Club at 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Touchdown Club. A membe'r i ship report and baseball clinics . to be held this spring will be , the principal business of the meeting. AAU Diving Tomorrow The District AAU senior and junior highboard and lowboard diving championships for both men and women will be held at 8 o'clock tomorrow night at the Anacostia Naval Receiving Sta tion. Officials have received 21 entries to date. • • The Finest Gunther Ever Brewed! 13 Golden Cans iifewnth^unth LhiJl Get in the Golden Mood with Gunther Yes, today’s Gunther is the finest ever brewed since we first started brew* M A _ ing fine beer in 1881! I HH So now . . . when you're in the mood for beer that's really beer HI I I H, I I HT\, I golden best... get in the GOLDEN MOOD with Gunther! Gunther's not just brewed—it’s GOLDEN-BREWED! Now actually/mer in flavor than less filling! So look for Gunther in golden cans and bottles, and on tap at your the GOLDEN MOOD GUNTHER l U \ 4 ■ yjt ■ ... DIM* 6*n*i«f Iroi*i Company, laWw*. MA p. ■ A ‘ / ,4 i HE'S BEEN OFTEN ON THE SPOT Bowie Steward Says Suspension Os Hartack Was Tough Decision BY JOSEPH B. KELLY Joseph F. Flanagan, Maryland Racing Commission steward, who has been on the spot throughout the Bowie meeting with numer ous foul claims, admitted that he had one of the toughest deci sions to make yesterday before announcing the 10-day suspen sion of Willie Hartack. The sensational 22-year-old jockey from Johnstown, Pa., who won 35 races in 18 days to be come the leading rider of the meeting, begins his suspension today and will not resume riding until April 11 He loses a chance of riding Joe Jones in Satur day’s $25,000 Bowie Handicap and in the $75,000 Campbell Handicap April 9. Flanagan said yesterday that he dreaded to make the decision because he knew the foul that led to the decision was caused partially through Hartack’s en thusiasm to win Monday’s eighth with H. W. Wageley’s Inn Keep er. On the other hand, he said that there was no doubt that Hartack was guilty of “careless riding” when he was passing H. H. Hecht's Practice and that a foul had occurred. Prac tice finished second, two lengths behind Inn Keeper. The Maryland head steward on the board of three pointed out that he had checked rulings made in Florida against Hartack and that all were based on care less riding. Flanagan said he appreciates Hartack’s zest for riding and rates him an excellent jockey, particularly " for his uncanny ability to judge pace and make his move at the right second. After being blanked through the first six races yesterday, Willie put up a .fine exhibition when he rallied with Abbe Dryad to capture the seventh and record his 35th triumph. I A field of eight middle-distance. platers will provide the feature | action in the fifth race on j Bowie’s mid-week program to- j day. Hecht’s Side Saddle will seek her third straight victory and probably will be a decided favor-1 ite over seven rivals at the mile j and an eighth distance. Nick Shuk will handle the reins. The opposition will come from Irish Admiral and Bonaparte. • i Cold weather continues to in terfere with training. Yester day’s workouts at Laurel were held up to mid-morning because the track was frozen. The racing strip did not freeze at Bowie although the temperature stood lat 22 early yesterday. Marty Myers reported that his crew worked throughout the night, harrowing the track. Word from Pimlico, where the ballots are being tabulated on the Jockeys Hall of Fame, in- j dicates that Sonny Workman will have an excellent chance 1 of being selected as one of the : seven inactive riders whose names will be listed on the final ballot. Hirsch Jacobs will saddle the 1 entry of Joe Jones and Man of Destiny for Saturday’s Bowie Handicap. It is likely that the j pair, which carry the silks of; ' Mrs. Ethel D. Jacobs, will be favored if Heliscope does not start. Man of Destiny, a 4- year-o’d colt by Stymie, gets in j with 106 pounds and has been 1 turning in some fine workouts. Chuck Thompson, owned by ! D. M. Cohen of Baltimore and Powder Flask, from Thomas T. i Mott’s Auburn Farm of Sandy . Spring, Md. will leave Bowie to i compete in the Experimental 1 Handicap at Jamaica Saturday. 1 Chuck Thompson will carry 113 pounds and will be ridden by I Eldon Nelson. The veteran Jim !my Lynch will handle Power , Flask, who is weighted at 107. j Both colts will return to Bowie j to race In the $30,000 Governor’s j Gold Cup, scheduled for April 16. Laurel's spring opening has j been moved up one day to Mon day, April 18, and there might be further revisions in the Mary land racing schedule if a bill be fore the Legislature is passed. The bill, which has the backing of D. Eldred Rinehart, chairman of the Racing Commission, pro poses that the Maryland mile tracks receive a total of 108 days instead of the present 100. Under this scheme each of the three major tracks would get 36 i days apiece each year. Should : the bill become law, Bowie’s j share of the eight days for 1955 would probably be run at Pimlico : , or Laurel. TIME 1:30 Dai,y Doub,e Closes 1:20 Clin NOW THRU APR. IS bOwie ACRES OF X t A FARM 19 SPACE SPECIAL BUSES AND TRAINS DIRECT TO TRACK Saxton, De Marco End Workouts for Friday's Title Bout BOSTON. Mar. 30 (/P).—John ny Saxton, welterweight cham pion, and Challenger Tony De Marco of Boston wind up their drills today for Friday night's title bout in Boston Garden. The box office sale is near $50,- 000 for their 15-round, non televised, non-broadcast match. De Marco passed his first pre fight physical yesterday at the office of the Massachusetts Box ing Commission. Afterwards he went three rounds with Irving Steen and one with Jimmy Sulli van in his liveliest workout to date. He was just about at the welterweight limit of 147 pounds. The champion, who went through his physical examination Monday, did not get into the ring yesterday. Perfect Practice Bowler MACOMB. HI. UP).— Robert Erickson, a shoe store clerk, en ; tered the bowling “Hall of Fame” i by rolling a perfect 300 game. ; He was practicing in competition \ with his wife. His best previous I mark was 289 which he has chalked up four times.