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Bennington Banner (Newspaper) - April 8, 1966, Bennington, Vermont Lion Init in in Linum. I riday pril s. 1966 holds three stroke Edge Nicklaus determined to win for Friend what Cha Gonna do a Jack Nicklaus watches in disgust As his Ball hangs up on the Edge of the cup on the seventh Hole in masters Competition thursday. Nicklaus nevertheless bombed the course for a four under Par 68 to take the Early Lead. Up Augusta a. Up a big Jack Nicklaus Tough enough under Ordinary circumstances May never be caught in this masters Golf tournament because he a dedicating it to the memory of his Best Friend. The defending Champion who took a three stroke Lead into today a second round said the death of Robert Barton a probably made me a Little More determined to win for Barton and three other persons were killed wednesday night when their plane crashed into a Tennessee Hillside while they were in route Here to cheer Nicklaus in his bid to become the first Man Ever to win two masters titles Back to Back. A it made up my mind How in a going to play this week a said the Blond belter who fired a 4-under-Par 66 in thursdays opening round and left the remainder of the Field in the rear. Pros Billy Casper Don january and Mike Souchak and Amateur Charlie Coe All at 71, were the Only other golfers in a Field of 103 who were Able to break Par Over the rolling Augusta National Golf club course in the face of a whipping wind that sometimes went up to 30 Miles per hour in gusts. Nicklaus fast Start left his opponents in fear that he might Auerbach a we still have an Edge after 76ers i track cos 111-106 Philadelphia up a the Boston celtics were unbowed to Day following a loss to the Philadelphia 76ei s in the Eastern division finals of the National basketball association playoffs. A we still have the Edge and Well be Tough at Home on sunday a coach red Auerbach said after thursday nights game. The 7gers jumped out to an Early Lead and were never headed As they downed the celtics 111-106, to Cut Bostons playoff Edge to 2-1 in the Best of seven series. Boston stormed Back from a 24-Point second period deficit but fell one Point Short of tying the score in the final minutes. Philadelphia coach Dolph Schayes pleased to see his 7gers shake off the doldrums of a two week Layoff said thursday nights win a got us out of the a we played Well but we can play better a Schayes said. A a we re in a very Good position now to win the playoffs. This was the first game we played any real Auerbach however had a different idea on the outcome of the series. A we made a great comeback but we get that one Field goal near the end to get Williams Lacrosse Loach accepts Princeton Post us even or ahead a he said. A but we still have the Schayes said Boston had been playing the 76ers a head to head in their first two victories a so we decided to get up on a when we got in trouble a he said a we went to the big Guy Wilt Chamberlain. When they sagged on Wilt he passed out. He made two key assists near the end which resulted in vital Field goals by Hal the Philadelphia coach thought the key play of the game came with 3 10 remaining when Chamberlain blocked a shot by big Bill Russell with the score 104-101. Schayes praised Dave Gam Bee for an a excellent game one of his Best of the he said he decided before the contest to use Gambee instead of Bill Cunningham particularly because he played a stronger defense. A the gave us a Bonus of six Field goals a he added. The game also saw the resurgence of Hal Greer who had slumped badly in the first two games of the series. Greer com tribute 19 Points to the Victory including key Field goals in the final minutes. He said he never was discouraged and a decided just to keep the third game found Philadelphia finding the Range which had eluded them in the two earlier contests. The 76ers hit 44 of 99 attempts for a 44.4 per cent average. Boston dropped in 45 of 92 attempts for 48 per cent. Turn the masters into another rout like he did last year when he posted a record breaking 17-under-Par 271 to beat runner ups Arnold Palmer and Gary player by nine strokes. Four time Champ Palmer who is six strokes Back after his 74 thursday figured the Only Chance anyone else might have is for the wind to keep on blowing. A if the wind keeps up anything can happen a Palmer said. A but if the wind stops someone would have to go like hell to catch the 26-year-old Nicklaus who won the masters in 1963 and last year and was second in 1964, was the pre tournament favorite to win again this year. Nicklaus was the Only one who did no to have a single bogey thursday. He had four birdies. Nicklaus was wild with some of his Long drives but always managed to recover. He set his Pace on the very first Hole when he slapped his tee shot into the Woods then blasted out to the Green and earned a Birdie. A i actually played about As Well As i did last year when i had a 64,�?� Nicklaus said. A i missed several Short putts which would have taken two or three strokes off my score. But then i guess i made a few i probably should have expected to miss a so they even player Only foreigner Ever to win the masters was at 74 As was Doug Sanders the colourful native georgian who has won three tournaments and More than $60,000 so far this year. Sanders blamed his Putter and a sudden loss of Confidence for his opening round. A my Little Golden Wand Wasny to so Golden today a Sanders commented wryly afterwards. A i sure done to have that feeling that in be had the last few the Small list of Par Breakers was in Stark contrast to a year ago when 33 golfers were below that Mark. Only four others were Able to equal Par thursday. In at 72 were Ray Floyd Randy Glover Jay Hebert and britishers Peter Butler. Jays brother Lionel Hebert Winner of the Citrus open headed the 73 list that included Canadian George Knudson Amateur Rodney Horn r. H. Sikes Dow Finsterwald and Bob Rosburg. Two time Champ Ben Hogan Williamstown mass. A Arthur e. Robinson coach of varsity Lacrosse and freshman football at Williams College for the past five years is leaving to accept posts of assistant varsity football coach and assistant varsity Lacrosse co Chat Princeton University. Robinson 30, joined the Williams coaching staff in May 1961, succeeding William d. Mchenry after serving As assistant la a i Iii it i to Binson first prize whole or half Crosse coach at Rutgers University and head Lacrosse coach of Rutgers preparatory school in new Jersey. He is a 1957 graduate of Rutgers where he won honorable mention As a Lacrosse player and was co Captain of the varsity football team. Robinsons Williams Lacrosse squad last year won the new England intercollegiate Lacrosse league championship and was awarded the Briggs cups symbolic of the title. The team had a 10-1 season losing Only o a powerful Rutgers squad by 3ne goal 8-9. In gaining the championship Williams downed some of the top teams in the nation Baltimore University Colgate Harvard Yale Hofstra and Dartmouth. He is the current Vic president of the new England intercollegiate Lacrosse league and would have assumed the presidency next year. His Overall Lacrosse record is 23 wins and 18 losses. A native of Houlton Maine he is married to the former Nancy Joan Farrell. They have two sons Arthur 3, and Michael iv2. The departure of Robinson is the third change in the Williams coaching staff announced this Spring. Veteran swimming coach Bob Muir is retiring after 30 years service and track coach Tony Plansky is retiring after 35 years at Williams. Ham ,85< roasting Chicken .59 Boneless Rump roast. 99t Walker s Market gym workout a Patty Godek practices one phase of her act on the uneven parallel bars in preparation for the annual Beni gym exhibition scheduled for tuesday night april 12, at the school gymnasium. Beni boys and girls instructed by mrs. Anita Caswell and Ted Eisenman will be performing just such Maneu vers on the big night. Hughes Cassius a All paid up full service banking 4 Man needs full service banking when he has the responsibility of a Home car and family. Get full service at the Vermont Bank and Trust company Bellows palls Chester a Brattleboro Rutland a Bennington a Manchester member Federal Deposit insurance corporation Miami Beach up a Cassius Clay May still be the a most wanted Man in the heavyweight division but Dade county police have scratched him off their list. For a while there though it looked like Clay we going to spend his first stint in the Pokey thereby robbing some Thunder from predecessor Sonny Liston s record. Clay did t show up for the final Bell in court Here thursday and his pretty sex wife won the Battle hands Down. Sonji Clay walked out of court with $27,500 in Back Alimony and lawyers fees. Judge Harold Spaet had warned Clay after calling off police from an arrest order tuesday that if the Money Wasny to paid at thursday s hearing Cassius had better pack his Toothbrush. A a who a the greatest now i am me a Sonji told newsmen after collecting the Money for Clay s attorneys. The Money represented $22,500 in attorneys fees growing out of their Jan. 7 divorce <2,500 representing two the old a a Hawk was under Par through 13 holes but weakened and wound up two other at 74 while three time Champ Sam Snead was All the Way up to 77. Thursdays wildest round was turned in by Billy Joe Patton the Amateur from Morgantown ., who came within a stroke of winning the masters in 1954. Patton was three under Par at the end of seven holes a stroke better than Nicklaus but his game then collapsed and he wound up six Over at 78 a a loss of nine strokes in the last la holes. Rieli an blasts masters officials As his a a Ilaine Ltd autocratic rude Augusta a. Up a the masters is a Lousy place to visit but i want to live there. Some of my More peevish colleagues in the writing fraternity like to compare the staid Augusta National Golf club to a concentration Camp. This is a Little unfair. No one is free to leave a concentration Camp. At the masters on the other hand the High handed officials who run the show take the rather lofty attitude that anyone who does no to like it can go. These masters officials Are intensely proud of their tournament and that a where the trouble arises. They re so proud they be become arrogant autocratic and downright rude to the people who Are supposed to be their guests. Maybe they Haven t looked it up lately but there Are any number of books in which they can discover that Golf is Sun it posed to be a gentleman a game. They act As if they re doing anyone a favor by letting him even walk on their precious Golf course. While in a perfectly ready to admit they have a Beautiful layout i somehow get the feeling i would live survived without Ever having seen it. To make sure proper Law and order Are maintained masters officials usually go out and hire approximately 150 Pinkerton Security guards and station them at highly strategic places. This gives the place the general atmosphere of a police state where no one can come or go without signed and countersigned credentials. Maybe you think that a Good. All i know is that ifs a bad state of affairs when you need to memorize the password just to get into the rest room. Finances Are another thing at Augusta National. To make sure the clubs Treasury does no to suffer unduly you Are permitted to Purchase a pot of Coffee in the clubhouse providing first you have a special Button entitling you to enter said clubhouse and second that you have the necessary 80 cents to pay for the Coffee. The golfers who compete Here offer a significant tip off. They All talk about the tradition of the place and How Happy they Are to be invited Here yet every last one of them takes off immediately any time he fails to make the Cut. A near crisis Between masters officials and members of the press erupted thursday when a communique was posted on the bulletin Board inside the quonset hut where the writers Are huddled together. It said the golfers had suggested the locker room be placed a off limits to the press photographers to and radio and the bulletin was signed by Clifford Roberts general chairman of the tournament and Charles r. Yates chairman of the news committee. The writers complained and threatened to walk out whereupon the ban was rescinded an hour later. A some of the players said they must have a Little privacy a said Yates. A who Are the players a inquired a few of the writers. A Well guarantee them Complete a ooh that be fair for me to say a hedged Yates. A number of the golfers names including bin hogans and Ken venturis were bandied about As to which might have been responsible for the ban and later in the Day Hogan and Venturi made it Plain they had never asked for any such restriction. Since no golfer could be found who had asked for the privacy the suspicion grew that Augusta National officials were really the ones responsible. A the golfers need privacy a Yates repeated to members of the press. A for example you Fellows done to Ever go into the baseball dressing rooms do you a a remark like that gives you an idea of How slowly news travels to the Augusta National Golf club. Another comeback for Roberts Veteran hurls i Alimony payments of $1,250 each which Clay Hadnot paid $1,000 in additional attorney s fees for the current Legal feud and $250 for Sonjii a expenses. This was in one Cashiers Check presented Sonji from$26,250. A second Check was Given to her by clays lawyers for $1,250, representing the Alimony payment due easter sunday. Sonji had expressed some doubt that she would get that one. By Jeu Meyers up sports writer Veteran hurler Robin Roberts 39, Felt the satisfaction of pitching the Houston astros to a g-3 Victory Over Detroit. Roberts scheduled to oppose Claude Osteen in the astros Home opener against los Angeles next tuesday hurled the first seven innings. Jim Gentile belted his first run Ever in the Astrodome since being obtained by Houston last june. John Bateman also hit for the circuit for the astros. The St. Louis cardinals notched their 16th Victory in 25 starts by exploding for five runs in the fifth inning to Shade the new York mets 6-4. The Triumph gave the cards first place in the National league while the mets Are in second with a 13-9 slate. The Chicago White sox the hottest team in the Al with a 20-6 record jumped on Milt Pappas for nine runs in two innings to Wallop the Cincinnati reds 10-4. Tommy Agee stroked a two run Homer for the sox while Don Pavletich blasted two homers and Dick Simpson one for the reds. The Baltimore orioles favored to win the Junior circuit Flag whipped defending Champion Minnesota for the second time in As Many tries 7-3. Taking advantage of an unusual Streak of wildness by Camilo Pascual who walked seven Myca league the martians had an easy time defeating the boules 97-65, in the Semi final game of the Myca basketball tournament. Ron Ballance controlled the backboards and was High scorer for the night with 45 Points. Bill Warner paced the losers with 30. On monday the martians face the 69ers with what could be the final game of this double elimination tournament. A Victory by the martians will mean a second game Between the two teams on thursday. Scores of previous games in the tournament were 69ers 75, boules 70 martians 96, crawdads 46 boules 101, crawdads 49 martians 87, lobs robbers 71 boules 86, lobs robbers 48 and 69ers 63, martians 48. Men during the game the Birds scored five runs in the first inning. Juan Marichal turned in a Strong six inning stint As the san Francisco giants upended the California Angels 7-4. Willie Mccovey whacked a two run Homer in the first inning and the giants added five runs in the fifth. Whitey Ford tuned up for opening Day by pitching the new York Yankees to a 7-3 decision Over the pirates. Roy White whose .316 batting average tops the Yankees picked up three hits in four at bats. Lou Clinton wrapped a three run Homer for new York. Frank Bollings sacrifice Fly in the 16th inning gave Atlanta a 3-2 Triumph Over the Washington senators. The braves must decide today whether to have surgery performed on the ailing shoulder of Mack Jones who would be out of the lineup for at least three weeks if an operation is necessary. Ossie Chavarria walked in the ninth inning to Force in the winning run As Kansas City nipped the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6. Pc shortstop Bert Cam Paneris the Toubas stealer in 1965, was spiked in the first inning and will be out of action for to Days. The Cleveland indians relied More on fire Power than pitching thursday night As they whipped the dodgers 7-5. A big six run third inning against Osteen cushioned the Cleveland Victory. Osteen is slated to Start the opening game against Houston tuesday. Scott will Start at third Iii sox opener is. Orioles Winter Haven Fla. Up a the Boston red sox break Camp and head North today after completing their first Spring training session in Florida in recent years. The red sox who spent the past few Springs in Scottsdale ariz., still have two exhibition games left to play before opening another american league season tuesday. The sox take on the Washington senators saturday at Winston Salem ., and conclude their Grapefruit league schedule sunday against the senators in Charlotte The red sox open regular season play tuesday by hosting the Baltimore orioles at Fenway Park. Boston completed its training in the sunny South thursday with an Intra squad game. Manager Billy Herman Farmed out pitchers Dennis Bennett and Pete Charton to Toronto of the International league later in the Day. Bennett and Charton hampered last season by sore arms ran into the same problem this Spring. A we just can to have any forearmed pitchers around a Herman said. The red sox manager also announced thursday that Rookie sensation George Scott will be in the opening lineup tuesday at third base. Earl Wilson will Start opening Day against the orioles. Scott who was named the most valuable player in the Eastern league last season took the starting third base Job away from another Rookie Joe Foy. Foy the 1965 minor league player of the year was conceded the hot Corner Job last fall when Veteran Frank Mal zone was Given his outright release. But Scott who played for Pittsfield last season was second Only to Tony Conigliaro in Home runs this Spring and pleased Herman with his solid defensive play at third. Foy who spent the 1965 season at Toronto and led the International league in hitting will remain with the red sox a at least temporarily. Weekend special baked Ham with has in sauce a 1.95 deck w Ith Orange sauce �2.23 both Complete dinners v e r \1 of it est a r a it North Street Bennington it. Time to change shop Oneida

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