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Palmer Favored in Masters Tourney

The Inside Corner
with Dave Andrews

AUGUSTA, Ga. (R)-Arnold Pal- ball off the tee and he'll give
mer, bold as a pirate and strong Palmer a target to shoot at in
enough to choke a tiger with his distance.
bare hands, is a 3-1 favorite to While wagering is illegal and
whip a record field in the 26th frowned upon by the Masters
Masters Golf Tournament, start- sponsors, an Augusta bookmaker
ing today. put out a line which showed Pal-
The relaxed, confident profes- iner at 3-1 one of the shortest
sional from Latrobe, Pa., heads a priced favorites in the tourna-
list of 110 of the world's premier ment's history. Ben Hogan, in his
amateur and pro shotmakers who heyday, was seldom better than
tee off, starting at 9:15 a.m., on 6-1.,
the first round of a four-day, 72- Defending Champ
hole battle with the Augusta Na- The defending champion, Gary
tional Course. Player of South Africa, was listed
Largest Field as a 4-1 second choice with Bill
The field is so large, surpassing Casper Jr., whose phenomenal'
by eight the previous record of putting. touch has projected him
102 in 1957, that the organizers to the top of the year's money-,
found it necessary to break with winner list, and Doug Sanders,
tradition and send the competitors the man with the hurry-up swing.
off on the first two days in three- Jack Nicklaus, 21-year-old slug-
somes, instead of the customary ger from Columbus, Ohio, who
twosomes. turned pro shortly after winning
Palmer, who has won two of the the National Amateur title last
last four championships and miss- fall, is rated a strong threat at
ed the other two by the combined 5-1.
margin of three strokes, goes off An amateur has never won this
at 12:58 p.m. with Bill Hyndman prized championship, but two of
III, the stylish Walker Cup ama- them-Charlie Coe of Oklahoma
teur star from Philadelphia, and City and Billy Joe Patton of Mor-
Mike Souchak, the former Duke ganton, N. C.-are rated at "6-1
football player. with- U. S. Open Champion Gene
Good Pairing Littler, Dow Finsterwald, Ken
It's a good pairing for the fa- Venturi and Phil Rodgers.
vorite. Hyndman is one of the Ben Hogan, whose 274 in 1953
game's finest craftsmen. Souchak, still stands as the Masters record,
like Palmer, loves to pulverize the is an 8-1 choice despite his chronic
attack of putting jitters. You can
get 10 for 1 if you like such mas-
ters as Sam Snead and Cary Mid-
dlecoff. '+
Perfect Weather
Perfect weather-fair and warm
-was forecast for the weekend.
The sun brought added warmth
yesterday after a brief cool spell
and indications were the tourna-
ment would be played in 70-
degree temperature.
The 6,990-yard, par 72 Augusta
Course is lush and green after
spring rains, with flowers which
frame most of the holes in full
bloom. The course is playing long
but its. broad, deceptive greens
are soft enough that bold marks-
men can go for the pins.
No Inhibitions
Palmer, determinedly whipping
his game back into championship
shape after a brief slump brought
on by. business distractions, said
he was entering the tournament
with no inhibitions over last year's
renowned blowup.
Coming to the final hole need-
ing only a par to win, Palmer took
a double bogey six and finished in
a tie with Charlie Coe for second,
one shot 'back of Player.
"If I worried about every hole
.L DAY WITHOUT GREASE' I goofed up in a tournament, I'd
Vitalis With V-7, the have nightmares in the daytime,"
ps your hair neat all day - Palmer said. "I'd like to come up
Vtlstdy to the 72nd hole again, with a one-
ss, too. Try Vitalis today. stroke lead."

... favored to win

Mental 'Test
For Count
tion of the 10 count in favor of a
quick mental test was suggested
yesterday as a means of helping
to avoid fatalities and permanent
injuries in boxing.
Dr. Robert Goff, Professor of
neuro-surgery at Pennsylvania,
emphasized there was no way of
preventing death in the ring short
of destroying the psychology of
boxing-to knock out your oppon-
ent. But he urged a better means
of determining a fighter's mental
condition after a knockdown.
Make Definite Test
The professor told a conference
on athletic injuries that just be-
cause a fighter gets up before the
count of 10 doesn't mean he has
regained his mental facilities. He
said questions such "Where are
you? Who are you? What day is
it? etc." constitute a more definite
test of a man's ability to go on.
Speaking in the wake of the
death of Benny (Kid) Paret, the
neuro-surgeon said he was against
boxers wearing protective equip-
ment. He said that if boxing is to
continue as a sport-he doesn't
think it is a sport-wearing such
equipment "would destroy the psy-
chology of boxing, to knock out
your opponent."
Couldn't Save Paret
The doctor said that under the
circumstances nothing could have
saved Paret. He declared also that
it was impossible to determine
duriig a fight if a man has suf-
fered a brain injury.
ATO Champs
In Water Polo
Alpha Tau Omega repeated as
social fraternity water polo cham-
pions Tuesday night by defeating
Sigma Alpha Epsilon 8-1. Captain
Andy Crawford paced the victors
with four points.
Never in trouble throughout the
game, ATO held a comfortable 4-0
lead at halftime and wrapped up
the game with a four-point out-
burst in the final quarter. SAE's
lone tally came in the third quar-
ter on a penalty shot.
ATO defeated SAE last year 1-0
in the finals. Members of this
year's winning team are Crawford,
Bill Rose, Dan Molhoek, Dave Mol-
hoek, John Enns, and Bob "Bear"

Sunshine Ho!
GUESSWHAT folks? Spring is here!
The last of the winter sports-swimming-wraps up the season
this weekend with the National AAU Meet at Bartlesville, Okla. The
rest of Michigan's varsity teams finished earlier, gymnastics being the
last five days ago.
The University golf course opens Friday, Ferry Field's ball park
has dried out, the tennis courts aren't in bad shape and the track
is at least runable.
So what do Michigan's spring teams do? Head South.
At the time when 20 major league clubs are breaking camp
for the northern half of the U. S., Coach Don Lund is bringing
his diamond squad to Phoenix. The track team under Don Can-
ham will run at Coral Gables, Fla. Coach Bill Murphy's tennis
team will work out at Miami. And last and least Coach Bert
Katzenmeyer's golf squad leaves Ann Arbor for Pinehurst, N. C.
They take the cake.
Oh, there are arguments that can be made for their leaving.
Things like warmer weather, experienced competition, a break *from
school, etc., but none seems to be worthy enough to override the
advantages of working out on the home course.
The sophomore inexperience adds another home course
advantage. And what about sun-tanned Wolverines coming home
to play in Ann Arbor's chilly rains?
Michigan does have two home meets this year. Northwestern and
the University of Detroit come in first on May 5. Purdue, Ohio State,
and Michigan State follow on the 12th. Hum!
A better case can be made for the other Michigan training trips.
Need Competition .. .
TrHE BASEBALL TEAM needs the competition. And Arizona,
Arizona State and Grand Canyon College-yup that right G.C.C-
are no slouches.
Lund still fondly remenibers the beatings Phoenix J. C. handed
his Big Ten champions last spring.
"But that wasn't fair," he'll tell you. "They (Phoenix J.C.)
played their outfielders so far back we could hardly see them. There
were no fences.
"To illustrate," he'll go on, "Bill Freehan got a double one
time on a grounder past short. Their leftfielder was so deep
by the time he got in to pick up the ball Freehan was on second.
"We hit 500 foot outs."
This year the two teams don't meet.
"We tried to schedule them," Lund says, 'but their classes won't
let us play during the day and the lights on the J.C. field aren't
fit for night ball. We couldn't get the city park.
This year Grand Canyon takes J.C.'s place. Wouldn't it be
In Florida the tennis and track teams, hampered in efforts
to get outside work because of the recent chilly atmosphere, can
point to the warm weather-hopefully.
Both Canham and Murphy have been saying their prayers,
Florida, a la John Glenn, has a history of having many more
clouds than Arizona. We wish them good luck.
Ra yRejoinsCeits
Leafs .Dress Brewuer

Research Professor of Psychology
University of Illinois

By The Associated Press
The return of Frank Ramsey
and the home court advantage
make Boston a favorite over Phila-
delphia in the% seventh and final
game in the National Basketball
Association's Semifinal Playoff
Series tonight.
The teamswill play at Boston
Garden and the winner will play
the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA
best-of-seven championship series.
The Celtics are favored to win
tonight and to defeat the Lakers
as well and win their fourth con-
secutive championship.
Ramsey, who has been out of
action because of a leg injury, will
bolster the Celtics' defense. He is
expected to be assigned to guard
either Paul Arizin or Tom Mes-
cherny, the two Warrior corner
men who have been bad news for
the Celtics in this series.
After a skull session and a light
practice today the Celtics' peren-
nial star Bob Cousy said:
"We won't be able to let up for
a minute but if we play the de-
fense we'll win it."
Carl Brewer, one of the Natiofal
Hockey League's outstanding de-
fensemen, is likely to be back in
the Toronto lineup tomorrow night
when the Maple Leafs and New
York Rangers battle to break the
deadlock in their Stanley Cup
semifinal series.
"Keep A-Head
of your Hair"
We specialize in
near Michigan Theatre

"He looks good, he'll dress."
Toronto Coach Punch Imlach said
today after Brewer went through
a tough, one-hour workout at
Maple Leaf Gardens. "I won't say
any more than that," Imlach add-
ed. However, at appears certain
that Brewer will play in the fifth
The 23-year-old defenseman has
been sidelined since March 18 with
a charley horse in his left thigh,
The Montreal Canadiens will be
trying to halt the aggressive Chi-
cago Black Hawks' onslaught when
Football Managers
Any freshmen or sophomores
interested in becoming football
managers can do so by contact-
ing head manager Tony Klain,
NO 3-7894. Spring football
practice starts April 17.
the two clubs meet in the fifth and
key game of their best-of-seven
Stanley Cup hockey semifinal
The, Canadiens, out to avenge
last spring's humiliating loss to
the Hawks, haven't been consist-
ent -- even though the present
series is tied 2-2 in games.
They were hard pressed to win
the first two games 2-1 and 4-3
here last week, before losing 4-1
and 5-3 at Chicago Sunday and
Coach Toe Blake was particular-
ly disturbed about the club taking
too many penalties and its in-
ability to kill them.
"I thought we played well enough
to win that last game, but the
penalties killed us," said Toe.
"When we were shorthanded we
;ust stood there watching the
other fellows put the puck in the



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