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Toe Much Youth, Stamina The feeling around the fight crowd here, presumably flavored by the fact this is Olson’s home town, was that the head man of Sid Flaherty’s stable has too much youth and stamina for the aging Maxim, who is required to trim down to 175 pounds. Olson, 26, is expected to weigh about 170. , : ;. - The extra poundage on Olson’s middleweight frame flgures to add that much more punching power to the famed body attack which has given him 61 triumphs in 67 professional lights. It won’t, veteran observers say. slow him down a bit. Maxim, on the other hand, has had to knock nearly 15 pounds off his weight and the strenuous reducing program at his age—33—could weaken him in the late going, in the opin ion of the ringblrds. Maxim weighed just under 190 for his ! last light in November. He must be at 175 or below at tomorrow morning’s weigh-in or cost his manager. Jack Kearns a SIO,OOO forfeit to Flaherty. The light, however, will go on regardless of what the scales show. Both Have Big Plans Both fighters finished training yesterday, Olson with a three round workout in a downtown gymnasium and Maxim with a bag-punching stint at his train ing camp in nearby San Rafael. There’s been no official word as to what size the pay checks will be, but both men have made no bones about admitting they’re looking to bigger ones on the basis of tomorrow night’s show ing. Olson wants to challenge both Archie Moore, light heavy weight champion, and Rocky Marciano, heavyweight cham pion, while Maxim, already beaten three times by Moore, has visions of putting his weight back on and campaigning strict ly as a heavy. WELTERWEIGHTS SIGNED NEW YORK, April 12 VP).—A couple of promising welter weights, Johnny Busso of New York and Gene Poirer of Niagara Falls, N Y., have been signed by Matchmaker Ted Brenner for a 10-round bout at Eastern Park way Arena next Monday night. STANDINGS By the Associated Prm AMERICAN LEAGUE ~ , W. L. Pet. 0.8. Washington 1 0 1.000 Cleveland 0 0 .000 u Chicago O 0 .000 J£. Kansas City O 0 .000 (? Nr* York 0 0 .000 if, Boston 0 0 .000 il Detroit 0 0 000 3 Baltimore 0 l .000 1 TODAY'S SCHEDULE Washington at New York, postponed, rain. Boston at Baltimore. 2 p.m. 1 Chicago at Cleveland. 2:30 pm. Detroit at Kansas City. 3 p.m. YESTERDAY'S RESULT Washington. ’2: Baltimore, 8. Only tame scheduled. TOMORROW'S SCHEDULE Washington at New York. 2 p.m. Detroit at Kansas City. Boston at Baltimore. Only tames scheduled. NATIONAL LEAGUE ] Chicago 7’ o' IJH>() °' B 1 ML™: o 8 :88S & Pittsburgh 0 0 ,000 w , Brooklyn 0 0 .000 Vt ' St. Louis O 0 000 44 Milwaukee 0 0 .000 V, Cincinnati O 1 000 1 \ TODAY'S SCHEDULE ] New York at Phtla.. postponed, rain. , Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, postponed, rain. J Cincinnati at Milwaukee, f'SO. St. Louis at Chicago. 2:30. YESTERDAYS RESULT 1 Chicago. 7| Cincinnati, 5. Only came scheduled. TOMORROWS SCHEDULE 1 .1 WIN; LOSE OR DRAW BY FRANCIS STANN Dressen Wheels Really Whir THAT WHIRRING SOUND that must have been heard all over town on April 11, 1955, is simply a noise to which the natives must become accustomed. It is going to be a long summer and, throughout the season, those little wheels in Chuck Dressen’s head will be spinning thataway, not to men tion those of such other mental baseball giants as Paul Richards. During the long, Involved process of opening the new American League season with a 12-5 victory for the Senators over the Orioles at Mr. Griffith’s ball park, several niceties could not help but be observed. A pinch-runner for a pinch runner for a pinch-hitter, for instance, was a Dressen touch, and widely embracing It was, too. Shows what a manager like our tough little pixie has to consider. I liked that gesture by Dressen, which came in the sixth and key inning. His team was behind in a 3-2 game and off the bench he calls Jesse Levan to pinch-hit. Aside from President Eisenhower himself, Levan was as unknown to the ticket buyers as 90 per cent of Ike’s guests In the Chief Executive’s box. Boom! With authority, not to mention wrist power, Levan tied it up with a single and set up a three-run inning. But not for long did he linger cm'the scene. Those wheels ... www* AN EQUALLY UNKNOWN character named Pedro Ramos loped from the dugout to replace Levan on first base. A few minutes later Ramos, a 19-year-old pitcher with some of what Jesse Owens had in his legs, was on third base, rally still going. And what does our Little Genius do? Just calls in an English-speaking catcher to run for Ramos. Now a pinch-runner for a pinch-hitter is nothing new, but a pinch-runner for a pinch-runner is .. . well! So later in the dressing room, where Dressen was savoring the delights of initial victory while a bus firm, a motorcycle cop and the Pennsy Railroad stewed about getting the Senators on the 5 o’clock for New York, he told all. This Is not difficult for Dressen, who in a few hours time always has more all to tell. “Ramos can go from first base to third If we get a decent base hit,” Chuck put it. “On first base I got Cookie Lavagetto coaching. He ain’t Spanish—just Italian—but he can get some words across to Cubans. But when Ramos winds up on third base with one out I gotta get a new boy. “I don’t talk Spanish and maybe we got to put on a squeeze, with Porterfield at bat. So I send for a pinch-runner for the pinch-runner, one who speaks English. That’s all there’s to it.” It’s simple. Just like this new income tax form. WWW* CLARK GRIFFITH’S BANTAM genius, unblushingly stolen from the National League, compared well, indeed, in competi tion with Mr. Richards of the The latter, a lank Texan noted as a Scrabble player, also has been known to play pitchers in the infield In order to let a reliever throw to one batter and still retain the one of this choice to stay eligible for further pitching. Richards cleared his bullpen when he used five pitchers, so-called, and the feeling here was that he was overmatched in his mental duels with Dressen if only because the Senators have more horses than the Orioles. In that sixth Inning, for example, Richards yanked a right-hander for a southpaw when Dressen beckoned to little Ernie Oravetz to bat for Shortstop Bob Kline. “Oravetz will have news for that pitcher," it was observed by one in the press box. “Whether Richards knows it or not, he bats both ways—left and right.” As it turned out, Oravetz batted right-handed and got a couple of runs home op a fielder’s choice and a wild throw after a well-hit ball to second base. WWW* A NEWSPAPERMAN ASKED Dressen in the clubhouse office he’s getting fixed up for himself why he used Oravetz. Chuck blinked, then said: “Well, I thought he might get a base hit. Is that,” he queried, “a pretty good reason?” If his Senators had lost it would have been a snarling answer, at the mildest. “So it was a silly question,” acknowledged the newsman, "although there have been times when the silliest questions have produced the best replies or the most fireworks.” “Once when I’m managing Brooklyn a guy—l think he was a green pea from a wire service—asked me if I could talk to him after a game. It happened to be Important because the pennant was involved. We got beat, 3-2, and this guy comes back and says: “’Mr. Dressen, when that line drive went between Duke Snider and Carl Furtllo . . .’ “•Yes?’ I said. "‘Well,' he said, ‘don’t you think your outfielders were playing much too shallow?’ WWW* “I GOT GOOD CONTROL of myself, else I’d batted him," Dressen concluded, “but now where were we? Oh, yeah, this club in general, maybe. Well, you saw what happened. They fought that Kretlow until he gave up and then we won pretty good. We’ll fight some other pitchers. “Porterfield? You mean when he hurt his back fielding that tap by Waltkus in the ninth? Hell, it’s the same back he’s been telling me that’s been hurting for a long time. Notice he stayed in the game. Hell, he had better stuff pitching to the last two batters than he had all day and, don’t forget, he spun a pretty good six-hitter.” And so he did, although Little Oenlus was no drawback In the masterminding department. On opening day he was j t?oth good and lucky, and that’s a tough combination to beat., ' shown shaking hands before the President tossed out the first ball to start the game. When Mr. Eisen hower showed evidence of having a sore arm, Dressen advised him of a sure-fire treatment to clear up the trouble.—Star Staff Photo by John Mueller. llPjls Atkinson to Sub For Arcaro on Nashua in Wood NEW YORK, April 12 (JP).— Ted Atkinson, who has been named to ride William Wood ward, jr.’s Nashua in the SIOO,- 000-added Wood Memorial at Jamaica April 23, has the good wishes of Eddie Arcaro, sus pended saddle ace, who has rid den the powerful 3-year-old in all but two of his 11 races. The winning jockey in the Wood will collect about SIO,OOO, or 10 per cent of the purse, and the pilot of Nashua figures to have an excellent chance to get the dough. Atkinson ended a streak of 20 straight losers yes terday when he brought in Short Skirts at $4.20 In the fifth race. He also scored aboard Obstacle In the seventh at $6.90. Trainer Sunny Jim Fitzsim mons gave Atkinson the assign ment on Nashua after word from Bowie that Arcaro had drawn a second 10-day suspension for an infraction of racing rules. In both cases, Eddie was set down for bearing out on a rival in the stretch and Arcaro accepted the blame. Can Return May 4. “It’s nobody’s fault but my own,” he told reporters in the Jamaica jockeys’ room. “I was pressing a little too much in both races.” Arcaro will not be permitted to ride again until May 4, but will be eligible to take the mount on Nashua in the Kentucky Derby three days later. He said he is willing to work Nashua after the Wood if Fitzsimmons wants him to do it. “But it is Ted’s job now and I wish him the best of luck,” Ar- I caro added. Arcaro has been suspended a number of times before. He got 10 days at Arlington Park in Chicago only last year. The vet eran rider was set down for almost a year from September 26, 1942, to August 7, 1943, for an infraction aboard Occupation in the Cowdin Stakes at Aque duct. In 1936 he was suspended for six months following a dis qualification on Privileged In the Pimlico Futurity. Public Workout Thursday Atkinson, famed for his whip riding, took the news that he would ride Nashua calmly. Al though he has never been aboard the Woodward colt in a race, Ted has been on him in work outs and expects to have no trou ble with him in the Wood. Nashau is labeled a “propper,” a horse that sometimes tries to pull up suddenly after getting to the front, and Arcaro had his task cut out for him getting the big son of Narullah home first in the recent Florida Derby. Atkinson will be on Nashua In a public workout Thursday at Jamaica. The colt had a six furlong romp between races yes terday with Bill McCleary, an exercise boy, in the saddle. He was timed in a slow l:lsy s , but the workout to acclimate him to the noise of the crowd, rather than show his speed. Arcaro and Jess Higley, who rode Nashua in his debut, are the only two Jockeys ever to ap pear on his back in competition. Meanwhile, Arcaro had good reason to believe in the super stition that bad luck runs in threes. His 13-year-old daugh ter Carolyn, for whom the horse Carolyn A. was named, fell from a horse yesterday and fractured her collar bone. Be Sure Os Better Demis On Automobilea "•WHEELER -4800 WISCONSIN N W. THE PLACE TO BUY Chrysler — Plymouth—lmperial LARGEST CHRYSLER DEALER In Metropolitan Washington EM. 3-4800 Amplt *srkiitf READY FOR THE BIG PlTCH—President Eisen hower takes a good look at his target—members of the rival Orioles and Senators—before preparing to throw out the first ball at yesterday’s opening game. The President takes a half windup as Clark Griffith, president of the Washington club, watches approv JnjLj Pill WL jßt Eafj# M There it goes, with a determined grimace by the pitcher, who made a bad throw that struck the dirt, due to a kink in his throwing arm.—AP Photos. Wings Seek Cup In Game Tonight MONTREAL, April 12 UP).— The defending champion Detroit Red Wings can wrap up the Stanley Cup—professional hock ey’s most coveted prize—tonight but the pattern of the current series is against it. The power-packed Wings lead the best-of-seven set with the injury-riddled Montreal Cana diens, 3-2, but all their victories have been in Detroit. The Cana dlens, conversely, have scored both their triumphs here. “We are a good road club and although this has been a home ice series, there’s no reason why we can’t win a road game,” said General Manager Jack Adams of the Wings. “I’m reluctant to talk about the game,” Coach Jimmy Skin ner said with a mock shudder. Dick Irvin, coach of the Mon trealers, said he will have a couple of changes In his lineup. Forward Dick Gamble, up from Buffalo of the American Hockey League, probably will get one call, but the other would be nothing more than a guess. It probably will involve a defense man. If the Canadiens win tonight, they’ll be in an unenviable posi tion. The seventh and deciding game would be played Thursday in Detroit, where the Wings haven’t been beaten in 23 games. DEL FLANAGAN HURT ST. PAUL, Minn., April 12 UP). —Del Flanagan, St. Paul boxer, suffered a rib separation and his scheduled bout with A1 An drews Thursday night was or dered canceled. wTmodel AUTO RADIOS SQQ.9S ||| }<jjj C SJ°“. F I T ,. F .?J!| sSSL I oU.2SSSr # ‘ * VOLUME CONTROL || . I// '•18 rji"* Will mat fade anger 111 111 SS Bridges, Underpaasea. at# [| •56 Stadekaker '■ | I 'l* many ethers • EASIEST CREDIT • HIGHEST TRADE-IN • factory WARRANTY IMMEDIATE ¥ INSTALLATION Our 30 Yeart of Experience It Your Guarantee es a Square Dealt IM\WMM SENATORS , 12- ORIOLES, 5 BALTIMORE AB. R. R. 0. A. E. Cot. 3b 4 0 1 0 3 0 Leppert. 2b 4 0 12 11 . Coin. U 4 0 13 0 0 Woodllng. rs 4 110 0 0 ' Waltkus. lb 4 0 0 » 0 O , Abrams, el 3 1 0 3 0 0 Smith, c 3 10 5 10 Perrarese. p o 0 n o 0 n Alexander, p 0 0 I) (I 0 0 I Maxwell 1 0 0 0 0 0 Miranda, as 2 10 13 0 Kretlow p 2 0 1 0 0 0 Miller, p 0 0 0 0 0 0 Johnson, p o (I 0 0 1 0 Moss, c 11110 0 Total* 32 ~6 ~0 24 ~9 ~1 WASHINGTON AB. R. H. O. A. E. Yost. 3b 2 3 1 0 0 0 Busby, ct 6 2 3 3 0 0 Vernon, lb 4 0 0 11 0 0 Runnels. 2b 4 1 0 2 5 0 Slevers. It 2 2 1 4 0 0 Umphlett. rs 6 2 2 2 0 0 Edwards, o 2 0 0 3 0 1 2Leran 10 10 0 0 cßamos o o 0 o 0 o SOldls. e 11 0 0 0 0 Kline, ss 2 0 0 1 2 1 40ravets 1 0 0 0 0 0 Snyder, ss 1 0 10 0 0 Porterfield, p 3 1110 0 Totals 33 12 10 27 13 ”i lPlled out for Alexander In Oth. 2Singled for Edwards in Oth. 3Ran for Levan In Oth. 43afe on fielder's choice tor Kline in Oth. sßan for Ramos in Oth. Baltimore 000 030 011— B Washington . .... . 002 003 62x—12 Runs batted In—Vernon (2), Runnels, Kretlow (21, Levan. Oraveti. Slevera (21, Umphlett (2). Snyder, Porterfield. Cox, Abrams Two-base hits—Porterfield, Umphlett. Snyder. Moss. Cox. Busby. Three-base hit—Woodlln*. Stolen base —Yost. Sacrifice files—Porterfield. Ver non. Sacrifice—Miranda. Double play —KUne to Runnels to Vernon. Lett on bases —Baltimore, 2; Washington, 6. Bases on oalls—Oß Kretlow, 3: oB Porterfield, 1; oB Perrarese, 1; oB Alex ander, 1. Struck out—By Porterfield, 3; by Kretlow, 4. Hits—OS Kretlow. 4 in 614 tnnings: ofl Alexander. 4 In Its Innings: oB Miller. 0 In 0 Innings; oB Johnson. 2 In % Inning; ofl Perrarese, II In K Inning. Runs and earned runs —OB Kretlow, 8-4; ofl Alexander, 4-4: ofl Porterfield. 6-2; oB Miller, 0-0; oB Johnson, 2-2: ofl Perrarese, 1-1. Hit by pitcher—By Kretlow lYost); by Alex ander (Yos<). Wild pitches—Kretlow, Alexander. Winning pitcher—Porter field (1-0). Losing pitcher—Kretlow (0-1). Umpires—Rommel, Grieve. Hono chlck and Rice. Time—2:46. Attend ance—20.684. s)je petting SPORTS CLASSIFIED ADS TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 1955 ** Senators and Yanks Rained Out; Two Other Games Off Weather Hits Phils and Dodgers; Dressen Has Plan for Bombers BY the Associated Pres* Rain today put a big crimp on the full-scale opening of the major league baseball season, forcing postponement of three games which had been expected to attract a total of 67,000 customers. With the traditional early openers at Washington and Cin cinnati out of the way, the ma jors had expected a turnout of 258,000 at eight other cities. However, the games between the Senators and Yankees at New York, the Pirates and Dodgers at Brooklyn and the Giants and Phillies were washed out this morning. They had been ex pected to draw 25,000,17,000 and 25,000, respectively. In addition, the weather was threatening games at 3altimore, Kansas City and Milwaukee. It was clear, temporarily at in Chicago and Cleveland. Today's largest crowd Is ex pected in Cleveland, where some 50,000 fans will see the Indians open defense of their American League title by sending Bob Lemon, a 23-game winner last season, against Virgil Trucks, the veteran workhorse of the White Sox who posted 19 victories in 1954. Lopei Signs Through ’56 “We should win the pennant because we have the best ball club in the league.” manager A1 Lopez of the Indians said to day. Lopez felt optimistic be cause he had just signed to di rect the club for another two yean. The crowd appeal of the Ori oles in their second season at Baltimore will be tested as Paul Richards’ crew takes on the Red Sox, with Joe Coleman slated to start against Frank Sullivan. The Orioles, who were battered, 12-5, by the Senators in a loose game in Washington yesterday, were trying hard to sell all their 47,866 seats. It looked like the crowd would be around 41,000. Last year’s opening attendance was 46,354 and the Orioles drew 1,060.000 for the season. Kansas City Celebrates Kansas City makes its Ameri can League debut by playing host to Detroit. Alex Kellner is due to start against Ned Garver. A crowd of 35,000 is expected to jam refurbished Municipal Sta dium, which now has a seating capacity of 30,700. The Kansas City fans whooped it up for the Athletics yester day with a colorful parade through the downtown streets. The A’s held back 6.000 general admission tickets to be sold co day. A heavy rain and hail storm hit the city early today, but a group of hardy fans was lined up at the ticket windows at 5 a.m. All 43,000 seats are sold at Milwaukee, where Warren Spahn tangles with Gerry Staley of the Redlegs. At Chicago, the Cubs, victors over the Reds yesterday, 7-5, will send Paul Minner against the Cardinals’ Brooks Lawrence. The crowd estimate is 25,000. The National League’s most dramatic opener figured to be the one at Philadelphia, where 25,000 fans will have to wait until tomorrow to see Robin Roberts oppose Johnny Anto nelli of the Giants. Antonelli’s 21-7 record was See BASEBALL, Page C-3 igfia. TUCK THE SOLE Bso^ pSy Hiiiifiuat “ THOBOtBID HICNWty T'l»»< SIZE PLY LIST SALE SIZE PLY LIST SALE I 7.00x15 6 Ply 52,65 26.33 7.50x17 8 Ply 78.80 39.40 I 6.00x16 6 Ply 35.85 17.93 7.00x18 8 Ply 67.60 33.80 I fS* ff S y 7.00x20 BPly 69.45 34.72 I 7.00x16 6 Ply 52.00 26.45 ia ni 41 I 7.50x16 BPly 68.65 34.33 J0&20 10Py 83.20 41.60 I 7.00x17 8 Ply 65.00 32.50 7 -50x20 8 Ply 88.95 44.47 8.25x20 10 Ply 112.00 56.00 7.50x20 10 Ply 98.95 49.47 I • All Oth*r lilts la Stock • Tint MtaatoS Fret • All Meet thu tea I ■ v^oiV.M' 0 " I la IdjMmßßt ■ io ■ 30 XtO't « IAPIOS * Amw'HClS^Hliii mk o« *• * or "* ■BWHWPWWPBWBHHWbI^: M tocßtio" C-1 BY BURTON HAWKINS Bt*r SUB Correspondent NEW YORK, April 12.—Chuck Dressen, off to a sparkling start as the Senators’ manager, has mapped a battle plan to use against the Yankees, but he won’t get a chance to use it to ’ day. Rain late this morning washed out the Yankees’ opener wMa : Washington, and forecasts maw . it very doubtful if the teams wW i be able to play tomorrow. The Yankees had expected a crowd ; of 25.000 today. I Dressen’s strategy for stopping i the Yankees is to start left handers against them in all M their 22 games if it’s at all pq|- sible. This is no radical inno vation, for his predecessit l , Bucky Harris, followed the same line of thinking last year. He had early success with the the ory, but the New Yorkers wound up taking the season series, 13-9. McDermott to Face Ford Maury McDermott had been picked to face the Bombers to day and no doubt will start ip morrow. Johnny Schmitz, tfce veteran southpaw curver, was ®ie original selection for tomorrow's game. Casey Stengel is expected to stick to Whitey Ford. z “To my mind the most dan gerous hitters in the Yankees’ lineup are Yogi Berra, Vrv Noren and Mickey Mantle, wlisn he’s batting left-handed,” Dres sen said. “If we can stop thejjh. I’ll take my chances on beating the Yankees. “Mantle is a better hitter leit handed than he is right handed.” Dressen continued. “He can’t drag a bunt when b|’s batting right-handed and he doesn’t get that extra step on you getting away from the plate. Left-handers figure to bother ! Berra and Noren more thsn right-handers, so that’s what : we’re going to give them. Mast Beat Top Clubs “I don’t know if I can arrange our pitching schedule to throw a lefthander at the Yankees every time we meet them," Dres sen said, “but I’m starting out that in mind. I won’t hold back a pitcher I figure will win against another club just to fire him against the Yankees, but if I can work it out—and I think I can—they’ll see 22 lefthanded starters. “If we’re going to do well," Dressen said, “we have to knock off the top clubs—New York and Cleveland. I think we’ll be an improved club over last year. Detroit and Boston are supposed to be improved. So is Baltimore. Well, if we all can knock off those top fellows more than we did last year, maybe we can make things more interesting.” Chuck and the Senators pro vided plenty of activity for 26,- Contlnued on Page C-3, Col. • PROBABLE PITCHERS By the Auoclated Pres* (Won and I oat record, for 1964 la parentheees.) AMERICAN LEAGUE Wuhlngtoa at New York, postponed, rain. Bo»ton at Baltimore—Sullivan (IS -121 ve. Coleman (13-17). Chicago at Cleveland—Truck* <l9-133 T*. Lemon (23-71. Detroit *t Kansa* CltY —Garver <l4- 11) v* Kellner 10-17). NATIONAL LEAGUE New York at Phlla.. postponed, rain.- Pittsburgh at Brooklyn, postponed, rain. Cincinnati at Milwaukee—Staler <7- 13) ra. Spahn (21-12). St.. Louis at Chicago—Lawrence (18-01 vs. Minner (11-11).