ISATtT DAY, MARCH 29,195*
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Co-Managers Praise BasiliofTL$E OUT FOR TEA:
For Courage in Title Fight Long Cricket Matches
CHICAGO W) - "If Basilio saw
those movies, he wouldn't think
he let anybody down."
This was the comment of Car-
men Basilio's co-manager, John
De John, yesterday after he
viewed abridged movies of Car-
men's dethroning as middleweight
king by Sugar Ray Robinson in
the Chicago Stadium Tuesday
night. Basilio is in a hospital for
WILMINGTON, N.C. (M) - Ar-
nold Palmer birdied seven holes
after three-putting the first green
yesterday to shoot a 66 for a one-
stroke first round lead in the $15,-
000 Azalea Open Golf Tourna-
The 28-year-old Latrobe, Pa.,
professional who won the St. Pe-
tersburg, Fla., Open last Sunday,
with 'a final round of 65, was one
shot ahead of Dow Finsterwald of
Tequesta, Fla., who was runner-
up to Palmer at St. Petersburg.
Palmer, 1954 national amateur
champion, put together nine hole
scores of 34-32.
treatment of an eye injury which
was the fight's turning point.
The film was viewed privately
by a few members of the press,
representatives of the Illinois
State Athletic Commission, De
John and Basilio's other co-man-
ager, Joe Netro.
"Did you ever see such guts?"
said De John, referring to the
showing of parts of five rounds
after Basillo's left eye was puffed
closed in the sixth round.
"Even today, Carmen apologized
to Netro and me and said he was
sorry he let us down - he didn't
think he fought a good fight,"
said De John. "Any other guy
would have jumped out of the
Meanwhile, in New York it was
announced that if Sugar Ray has
another fight, he will make it for
the International Boxing Club
and receive 42 per cent of all
receipts for his efforts.
The recrowned middleweight
champion still won't say, however,
if he will fight again.
Harry Markson, managing di-
rector of the IBC, said yesterday
Robinson signed an option for his
next fight calling for the 42% per
BATTER UP-India's College Cricket Player of the Year, 1956,
seems to be getting ready to paddle someone, but actually he is
preparing to hit the ball in a cricket contest.
SPORTS NEWS IN BRIEF:
Montreal, Boston Hold Edge in Stanley Cup Playoffs
By The Associated Press
The script in the Stanley Cup
semi-finals yesterday called for
backs-to-the-wall stands by the
Detroit Red Wings and New York
Rangers as the National Hockey
League playoffs shifted to differ-
The Red Wings were two games
down to the champion Montreal
Canadiens as they left Montreal,
where they haven't won a playoff
game since 1954.
The Rangers broke even with
the Boston Bruins in two New
York games and that put it up
to the New Yorkers to win on
foreign ice. The remainder of the
best-of-seven series will be played
in Boston because a circus is
taking over Madison Square Gar-
The third New York-Boston
game will be played in Boston to-
night. The Canadiens and Red
Wings will meet in Detroit to-
Badger, MSU Heavyweights
Meet in NCAA4Semi-Finals
Former Star Dies
INDIANAPOLIS - Chuck Klein,
former major league baseball star
who won the National League's
Most Valuable Player award in
1932, died of a heart attack at his
home here yesterday.
Klein, 54, was found dead in his
bathroom a short time after he
finished working in his yard.
One of the National League's
all-time great outfielders and hit-
ters, he spent most of his career
with the Philadelphia Phillies but
also played with the Chicago Cubs
and Pittsburgh Pirates.
Klein got a total of 2,076 hits
in his major league career. He
broke in with the Phillies in the
1928 and played until the 1944
season. He was with the Cubs in
1934, 1935 and part of the 1936
season before returning to Phila-
delphia. He spent part of the 1939
season with Pittsburgh.
Klein had 300 major league
home runs and hit four in one
10-inning game July 10, 1936. His
major league lifetine batting aver-
age was .320.
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ST. LOUIS-Here is the sched-
ule for- the first four games of the
National Basketball Assn. title
playoffs between Boston and St.
Louis. Times are all eastern stand-
Today at Boston, 2:30, nation-
ally televised; Sunday at Boston,
3 p.m.; Wednesday at St. Louis,
9:30 p.m.; April 5 at St. Louis,
Times and place of the other
three games will be set later if
needed in the best-of-seven series
for the world title.
NIL Rival Seen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (M-Lou
Perini, head of the Milwaukee
Braves baseball club, believes New
York will have a National League
team again in the near future.
And he feels that the National
League club 'and the American
League's New York Yankees will
both play in one modern park
with ample parking facilities.
Perini said he believed a new
park would be built at New York
and that the Yankees would al-
ternate with a National League
club on playing dates.
SACRAMENTO (M--Harold Es-
py, defending NCAA heavyweight
champion from Idaho State Col-
lege, was the underdog last night
in the semi-finals of the NCAA
National Boxing tournament here.
Espy's opponent last night,
Archie Milton of San Jose State,
has already whipped him twice
this year. A 20-yr. old sophomore
from Redwood City, Calif., Milton
won the Pacific Coast title in
Reno, Nev., last week.
In the other heavyweight semi-
final, Ron Freeman of Wisconsin
met' Tom McNeeley of Michigan
State. Freeman, who outpointed
Don Tessier of Cal Poly in a pre-
liminary Thursday night, has a
victory and a draw in two previous
bouts with McNeely this year. Mc-
Neeley split a pair with Espy.
Jim Flood of Sacramento State
won a bruising battle from John
Gehan of Michigan State in a 165-
lb. semifinal bout.
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