Breckenridge American (Breckenridge, Tex.), Vol. 32, No. 160, Ed. 1 Monday, July 21, 1952 Page: 4 of 4
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I—BRECKENKIDGE AMERICAN-MONDAY. Jt'LV 31. 1932
Wilier Of Nigh Jump li Olympics
Says Knees Jist Wouldn't Held Hp
HELSINKI, July 21 'IP'—Walt
Davis could have done better, but
he wasn't complaining.
The tall and lanky Texan, win-
ner of the first American gold me-
dal of the l!lo2 summer Olympic
games with a new record in the
high jump, said Monday he could
have soared higher but "my knees
just wouldn't hold up."
Davis, who has cleared six feet
10S inches this year, had to set-
tle for "only" six feet 8*\ inches
Sunday. But that was enough to
jive him the title and to smash the
Olympic mark of six feet, 7 5-18
inches set by Cornelius Johnson of
the United States in at Ber-
Swmmers Of Tyler
Win Three Titles
TYLER. July <U —Tyler held
all three championships in the Te-
xas Amateur Athletic Federation
swimming meet Monday with a
(rand total of 172 points.
San Antonio Ai,uatic Club was
second in pver-all scoring, with
105 points, and College Station
third, with 84.
Five records were broken Sun-
day. the second day of the meet.
Wynant Wilson, University of
Texas swimmer competing unat-
tached from Dallas, established
two in the men's division. He won
the IQft-nu-ter free style in 1:IH).S,
and the 4*MJ-iiieter free stvle in
Jane Kneip, San Antonio, jet a
2tM-meter fre-' style record in the
women's division with a time if
2:51.She also tied the 50-meter
backstroke record of .'59.6 seconds.
The San Antonio men's 150-m ti>r
medley relay team set a record ot
Norman Ufer, Golf Crest Coun-
try club of Houston, set the f fth
new marking the boys' 50-meter
back stroke with a time of 33.9 se-
Tyler scored most of its points-
107, in the women and girls' divis-
ion. with San Antonio second with
74, arid College Station third with
In the men and hoys' division.
Tyler got 65 points, Golf Crest 4:i,
College Station 41, and the Dallas
Country club 35.
H. S. Shot Putter
Breaks Record li
By LEO H. I'KTKKSKN'
HELSINKI. July 21 U.P w
Parry O'Brien of Southern Cali-
fornia set a new Olympic shot put
record M'uni.iy on his first final
O'Brien heaved the shot 57 feet
—officially 17.41 meters. It «u
the fifth new record of the cur-
rent games and the third was si t
by an American. O'Brien broke the
old record of 17.12 meters 5< .l feet
set in 11H8 by Walter Thomuson.
Charley «.Moore of Ne.v York—
one of the Yanks who set an Olym-
pic record Sunday, l-<i the quali-
fiers into the finals of the 4110-
meter* low hurdles Monday with
a time of 52.2 seconds—<.ne and
two-tenths seconds off his 50.8
The other two Am rit ins enter-
ed werinmliate SHRDLUCMFWY
ed were eliminated, however. R<>-
land Blackrnon of the U. S. Army
finished fifth in his he:it. Lee Yo-
der of Arkansas was eliminated in
Bfoore's heat when he finished
Darn'W H wii t of Fort Worth,
Tex„ Parry O'Brien <>f Sinta Mon-
ica. Calif., and world lecord hold-
er Jim Fuchs of New York all ex-
ceeded the shot put qualifying dis-
tance of 14.* 0 meters about 47
feet. 10.8 inches without taking off
their sweat suit*; Finals were set
for Monday aftern<mn.
In freestyle wrestling competi-
tion at Messuhalli. Tom Evins of
Oklahoma threw Jarii Yard of
Ireland after seven minuter and
29 s«-conds of their lightweight
Bill Borders of Oklahoma lost a
decision, however, to Mohamed
Yaghoubi of Iran. three points to
n<me, in the bantamweight class.
Dan Hodge of Perry. Okla.. lost
to David Cimakuridze of Russi i by
fall in 5:5*.
Americ-i's three pole vaulters—
Bob Richards of Laverne. Calif..
Dou Laz of Aurora. III., and
George Mattos of Smta Cruz.
Calif,—easily cleared the required
height of four meters, about 13
feet, l!i inchel, to qualify for
oil Ihof your pres«nt
I if* insurance will do
lor you? Without obli-
gation, lot me show
Couldn't Keep doing
"When I hit six-eight to tie
Johnson's record. 1 felt I could go
right on up," said Davis. "But my
knees gave out on me somewhere
along the line and 1 couldn't do
what I felt I was going to do.
"But I'll settle for that quarter
of an inch I had left."
Davis really had to set a new re-
cord to win, for he was "pushed"
by Ken Weisner of the Navy, who
took second place with a leap of
six feet, 7' inches.
"I was in there trying," said
Weisner, "But I just can't seem to
get over six-eight. That's the third
time this year I've tied up at that
Thought Weisner Had It
But Davis said he thought for
a while that Weisner would take
the title. "You really were clearing
that bar," he said to the Navy man
Arnie Betton of Drake, third U.
S. entrant in the high jump, was
downcast at his failure to score
points. He was eliminated when
the bar went up to ♦>-«.
"1 just don't know what happen-
ed to me." said Betton. "I've been
jumping better than that all year."
Davis and Weisner consoled
their teammate by pointing out
that he's just a freshman in col-
lege and should be all the better
when the 1056 games come around.
Davis, whose wife is expecting
their second child next week, was-
n't sure whether he'd aim for the
'56 games in hopes of breaking his
"I'm as high now us 1 ever hope
to go," said he.
But he wasn't unhappy about
Eagles Need Rest
After Losing 3
The Te.vas League took a day
off Monday for the annual North-
South All-Star game, played at
Oklahoma City, and the break
came none too soon for the league-
leading Dallas Eaglet;.
The Eagles were slaughtered, 16
to 7, by second-place Shreveport
Sunday, for their third straight
loss to the fast-moving Sports. It
cut their lead to a game and a
half, the smallest its been in a
The other six teams played
double-headers, and they followed
the league's tradition by splitting
all of them. Beaunnrnt took Fort
Worth, 6 to 5 in 10 innings and
dropped the nightcap, 5 to 0.
Oklahoma City heat San Antonio
!> to 8, then lost 2 to I. and Hous-
ton beat Tulsa. 4 to 2, and then
the Oilers came through, 2 to 0.
Shreveport gave the Eagles a
real demonstration'of the way the
Sports have climbed out of the
league cellar, seven and a Mlf
games off the pace, within the last
three weeks. The Sports climbed
on four Dallas hurlers for li) hits,
including three homers, and scored
U runs in their big fifth inning.
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LEVELLAND, July SI. <UJ&
Milo Clark of Dallas held the Lev-
elland Country Club's Invitation
Golf tournament tile Monday by
virtue of a 4 to 2 win over Ray-
mond Marshall, Lubbock.
Clark took three out of the first
four holes and a lead he never lost,
as he won the third annual tour-
ney Sunday. He succeeds Billy
Maxwell, Odessa, the national am-
ateur champion, who was defend-
ing champ, and who lost in the
quarter-finals to Marshall.
At one time in the morning 18-
hole round, Clark was five-up over
Marshall, but the latter recovered
and they took time out for lunch
with Clark ahead two holes.
Clark was two under par for
the 34 holes they played, with
Marshall, a veteran of West Tex-
as tourneys, shooting one of his
poorest rounds to be three over.
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By LEO H. PETERSEN
HELSINKI, July 21. The
United States swept to three Ol-
ympic championships Monday
when Parry O'Brien of Southern
California set a new shot put re-
cord. Lindy Remigino of Manhat-
tan College won the 100-meter
dash and Charley Moore of New
York took the 400-meters low hur-
O'Brien's first heave in the fi-
nal round of the shot put was 57
feet 1.44 inches. Remigino won the
100 in 10.4 seconds.
Rain fell through most of the
afternoon's program, although oc-
casionally the ran broke through.
The victories surged the United
States into the team point lead.,
beating out the Russian margin
achieved Sunday mainly through a
sweep in the women's discus. That
was offset by the U. S. shot put
performance Monday. The Yanks
swept the first three places, with
Darrow Hooper of Fort Worth,
Tex., second and Jim Fuchs of
New York third.
It took a photo to decide Remi-
gino's victory finish over Herb Mc-
gino's victory finish over Herb Mc-
kenley of Jamaica. And third-plac-
ed Art Wint of Jamaica was not
far behind. Dean Smith of San
Antonio, Tex., was fourth in the
100, also in 10.4.
Ken Williams was the first ma-
jor league player to hit three home
runs in one game. He performed
that feat for the St. Louis Browns
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