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Albuquerque Tribune (Newspaper) - April 28, 1959, Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Albuquerque Tribune LOCAL FORECAST: Ctear and unseasonably warm today through Wedrwsday. Vol. 37, No. 20 Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday, April 28, 1959 weond cliH mitur N. In TVvn U1 1WO HOME EDITION PRICE: SEVEN CENTS Highway Office Asked To Explain Bids Setup Court Battle Due on Foose rcu RARE BIRDS: Newest Albuquerque Zoo residents are male and female demoiselles, black-chested bluish gray Indian cranes. Dr. Ivo Pog'layen, di- rector, swapped the lion .cubs for them. Only way to distinguish be- tween unless you happen to be another demoiselle, is by the iris. The male is red-eyed, the female's are brown. (Staff photo) Horse Players Take Heart Computer Makes Its, Selections lenard Xpwspapfrs of the world take -hejarf. You have nothing "jo, lose' but your change. Push-button "figuring of the races becomes a reality today as the Remington Rand multi- million dollar UNIVAC and the Tribune come up with the electronic selections for the Derby Trials at Churchill Downs. Tile UNIVAC, an electronic "brain" times faster than any human mind, told us in I minute and 42 seconds the probable order of finish in- volving 16 top horses which run sections of Ihe one-mile derby trial .this afternoon, Royal Orbit UNIVAC, in the first Derby trial, picks Royal Orbit to win; Troilus to place and Open View third. In the second Derby Trial, the Remington Rand prognoslicator like First Land- ing Our Dad (2) and Quantrell In Louisville, where a spring drizzle soaked Down turf and whertPthe price- makers brooded ovft Troilus nasal catarrh (a factor beyonc the comprehension of UNIVAC; the human handicapping had an uncanny similarity to UNIVAC's. The frail human minds down there like Finnegan (at 8 to 5' as the probable winner of the first Derby Trial. UNIVAC says that Finnegan rates no more than a fourth. World Telegram turf specialist Bil Bloome at the track, down grades Royal Orbit to the No. 2 spot, and Troilus to No. 3. In the second Derby Tria the humans at Churchill Down like First Landing (even Master Palynch (6 t J) and Sundown (6 to 10) Dunce, original second choic of both the morning line an the machine, was scratched pushing the other horses up notch. Asked lo Remember In figuring the Derby Tria the scientists at Remingto Rand in New York aske UNIVAC to "remember" a these facts at once: Distances run by all th horses in dozens of previoi races. How each horse finish against whom. Th past record of each horse run- ning'in the Derby Trial against dozens of other horses rated s top horses -but not running i the Derby Trial. Narrowing down on the fine oints, the UNIVAC has been to use a minus 1 for ach pound gained by a horse id a plus 1 for each pound st by a horse. Why? Because the increasec isfance of a race aggravates ic change in weight. It is im ossible for the human brain make an instant appraisal i these plus-and-minus fac- ors so important to the pre. ictable of each horse. And mentioning speed INIVAC lias only sfarled. Example: If horse "X" in the lerby Trial, equals or exceeds he track record at Churchil owns he is given a "value o 00 points." A second slower e loses 1 point in the UNIVAC brain." And it is never for otten. Lastly, as the horses line t the starting gate UNIVAC onders the frailty of the hu lan mind. Into its almost lim tless capacity for "analysing ias been poured all the hunch s and "variables" that plagu he turf specialists, the book nakers and the professiona landicappers who riave pick d the 1-2-3 finish of the Derb Trial with the all-too-huma jrain, Kind of a Secret Said one UNIVAC engineer "We have even taken the so called record of authority he human handicapper. H s u c c e s failure ove months of human predicting dumped into the magnetic surg job last year when the lighway Commission decidec hat a mysterious failure of ma- erials could be blamed for the pavement difficulty, and sale he project would have failec anyway, whether or not Adam: conformed strictly with origin plans and specifications. Denies Failures Last night in his first forma statement on the new squabble Adams denied there had been 'allures on any of his concrete structures on the Lordsburg road. Wilson in effect replied tha that was the gist of all the new that the an ;wer remains to bo determined Wilson denied Adam's, state ment that previous invesliga live reports were withheld. H said there had been much pub licity given to his own admis sion that an inadequate pav ing formula was to blame fo water's seeping into the pro- eels. This caused the forma ion of a mud-like substanc See WILSON, ays Governor Picks Sides' )n Chairman Precinct Official Charges Hood Ha NSIX Frank Talsch, Republican, who Silver City called the TOMORROW: How d UNIVAC do? The result of th Derby Trial and a post-morle on UNIVAC's first step into! the sport of kings. Plus more dope on electronic selections for races later this week. Machine vs. Man Roval Orbit UNIVAO Selections Morning Line at Track FIRST DERBY TRIAL: (8 to 5) 2-Royal Orbit <7 to 2) View 3-Troilus (9 to 2) SECOND DERBY TRIAIx I-First Landing 1-First Landing (Even) Our Dad Master Palynch (6 to 1) Quanlrell Sundown (6 to 1) BASEBALL TODAY American New York at Chicago; Wash- ington at Kansas City; Balti more at Detroit; Boston Cleveland.