Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 19, 1971 · Page 3
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Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas · Page 3

Garden City, Kansas
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Saturday, June 19, 1971
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EYES ON PXLMER-NICKLAUS FEUD — ON AND OFF TH E COURSE KansanColbertSharesOpenLead ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — A 45-yeair-old outsider and a former football player with a seeing eye puttier were co-leaders of the 71st animal U.S. Open Golf championship today, but all eyes were on the two all-itime golfing greats. Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, feuding both on and off the course. "Old Gaffler" Bob Erickson of Sanford, Fta., and 30-yoar-old Jim Colbert of Overland Park, Kan., started today's third round with 36-hoIe scores of two under par 138, one stroke ahead of Jerry McGee, two up on Gay Brewer, and three over Palmer and Nicklaius. The field of 150 starters was cut at a 36 hole total of 148, I wi'jh 65 survivors of Merlon's I killing rough, 124 bunkers and merciless greens. Others within striking distance include George Archer, Chi Chi Rodriguez, Bobby Nichols and Bruce Devlin, all at 141. Defending champion Tony Jaoklin led a host of top flight tour members who failed! to make the cut. JackMn shot himself out with a 77 for a two round total of 152. Also-blowing the cut were two-time Open champion Billy Casper, 151, Tom Weiskopf, 153, winner last week of the Kemper Open; Tom Shaw, 150 and J.C. Snead 149, both winners of two tournaments this year; Bud Allira, 150 'and Frank Bear, 149, a pair of 1971 tour victors, and former PGA champion Dave Stockton, 150. Tine real excitement, however, was generated by Palmer and Nicklaus. "This is not sour grapes," said Nicklaus, after his 72 and winner of this year's PGA and of more major tournament titles than any active golfer. . "The pin positions were the most difficult I have ever seen. I think they're trying to preserve Merion and I think that's wrong." Nicklaus contended! that the United States Golf Association had set out to protect Merion golf club's reputation ' as a tough, tight little course. * * * Colbert Says 'Seeing-Eye Putter Answer to Problems " too great a golf course to trick it up," Nicklaus insisted. "It can stand on its own two feet this week." He said eveiry single pin was placed on a' knob and that it took luck not skill to get close. Several hours later, Palmer, golf's greatest money winner, checked in with a two under par 68. He was happy with his game, but up tight about it taking five hours to play a 6,544- yard, par 70 course, and he blamed it on Nicklaus. Palmer was egged on by a question on the pin placements. He was told what Nicklaus had said. "That's Morton," said the 41-yeair-old belter from Latrobe, Pa. ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — The trouble with 95 per cent of the world's golfers, says Jim Colbert, co-leader ' of the U.S. Open, is Dhat they line up a putt in tihe one direction .and hit it arother. "I ifcbimk I've found the answer," the stocky, 30-year-old touring pro from Overland Park, Kan., said today. "It's a putter with a built-in eye correction'. "I've been sitnokdag the ball lousy here, but *he baill keeps going in the hole. Prom 10 fleet in, I can hardly make * mistake" Young Oolb&rt might b« a victim of a mad illusion, but ilt doesn't show on the Scoreboard here at the Merion Club where he goes inito the third round today tied for first with 43-year- old dark-horse Bob Eiiefcson of Samford, Fla., at 138. Ericfcson is using an ordinary Wad®. Colbert is putting Merlon's tricky greens with a weird, misshapen implement that looks like the head of a driver that's been run over by a freight train. It's fat and flait, painted black anid White and has a black stripe painted across the •top of Sit. "They have a lot of funny names for it," Coflibsrt explained. "That ca'H it every- thang from 'moon pie' to 'black ugly,' 'potato masher' and 'surf board," I must confess it's made « believer out of me." The gadget was developed by a young engineer named Vance Elkins of the Merit Associates hi Freehold N.J. Bikinis, thirty- ish, in « graduate engineer from the university of Pennsylvania who worked on nuclear and computer projects before turning his latantion to one of man's most frastratimg jfe—<the flubbefd three-foot putt. "I began situdying the effect of faulty vision on putting," EXL kins explained. "I foumd that a great majority of *he people had trouble because flheir eye sight is not perfect 20-20. If I could make the correction in the dub face, then I might hilt upon, a very useful discovery." The strange putter,is made of plastic and is supposed to have two-thirds less friction than most blades. According to both Colbert and EUtinis, ilt imparts less spin and stays on line bet* tier. About 18 players on the tour, including former PGA champion Ray Floyd, are ex- periimenftinig with it. Tennis Meet on Drawing Board Plans are now, being formulated for a ladder tournament Oar men singles tennis players. The event will be run by the City Recreation Dept. If sufficient interest is shown. Only a singles division 119 planned. Interested men should contact Civic Center and pay a one-dollar entry fee. The ladder will be kept posted on the glass front door of Civic Center so that any contestant can see it >at any time, Netters will be able to challenge only those contestants one step above them on the ladder —'but they can challenge as often as practical. The tourney likely will wirid up in mid-August. At that time, the player listed atop the ladder will 'be awarded a trophy. Four Share Golf Honors Ettiene Codey was 18-hole A flight winner ait Garden Cilty Country Club Wednesday during regular weekly ladies day Lamoine Jones placed first in 9-boiie A {Might, and Wanda Kisner took top honors In 9-hole B flight. Winner of the (Whole C flAght was LcCeil Shepp. Play was for 4he tee shot landing closest to the pin on the No. 8 hole. This week's event wM be for the most putts. Pairings Wednesday: 18-Hole A Flight — Marilyn Chmelka, Nellie Lile, Sue Vuger and Barmioe Anderson. Kathryin Straokeljohn, Erdene Carley. and Kaye Kisner. Eva Marie Diggr Vetaia Piland, and Doris Sloan. Peggy Mayo, Graos Craig, KI Markxn Hess. 9-Hole A Flight >— Gen Stoneir Marty Sohrader, Sibyl Miller, aw Charlotte Spikes. Nadtae Hilyard, Lee Maxfiald, June Benedict, and Elsie PlumJee. Florence Naimhiga, Nataiie Dickerson, Elaine Fe.'iton, anid Mary Burden. Marilota Bach. 1 Abbe Morgan, Frances Cox, and Lamoine Jones. »-Hole B Flight — Pauline Weddle, Liucffite Kaiser, Betty Benson, and Bonnie Martin. Margaret Masoneir, Alma * Hobinson. De« Pankhauser, and Wanda Kisner. Blanche Salver, Roma Hainemaxm, Heten .• Fankhauser. and G-en Ken- Jck. Julifl Ijemke, Virginia Meschke, Jean Speckman, and Mabel Cleaver. . , . 9-HMe C Flight — Barbara Rcut- ing, Stella Gtaritand, and KuCeil Shiepp. Carol Nanminga, CaroJyn Kinney. and Judy Nusser. Jean MoKelvy, Marj Englemarm, and Pat Nannmga. Maureen Cteaver, Galene Wiley, and Mae Roonev. Pat Riooney, Maxtee Clars, yeta Lansdon, and Marie (Mat. Airlinks Tourney Set for June 27 An open golf tournament for men is scheduled ait Jaiycee Airlinks here a week from tomorrow — and all .area link- sfceins are welcome to compete. The one-day event will have a $4 enifcry fee, amd five flights are planned. Bach flight will plaiy 18 hollas. No limit wil be set on number of entries. Tee-olf time is 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 27. Gash and/or merchandise prizes will be awarded. PROFITS FOR PROJECTS Kiwanis to Run Raceway Sunday "Tlie placements weren't anymore severe than other places we play on the tour. I look at pin placements like this every week. I don't think we complain about them any more as long as they're on the green." Then, Palmer shifted his -attack. "If there is a complaint I'd like to mention the slow play," he said. "I understand Jack's group was 23 to 25 minutes behind the group in front of them. They should be told. After aOl, what's good for the goose is good for the gander." Bob' Howser, a USGA vice president and the man responsible for the pin positions, said that a true champion should! toe able to play under any conditions and) aU conditions, and be able to use every club in -the bag. While Palmer and Nicklaus were making the news in the press tent, Ericfcsitm and Colbert confined their activity to the golf course. The 6-foot-2 Erickson, who has had to work as a watch? maker and inventory clerk for an automobile company because of his slim financial pickings on the golf tour, shot 35"32—67 with four birdies and one bogey. The stubby Colbert, whose last tour victory was in 1969, is •putting the slick, fast Merion greens with a weird mis-shapen club. It's fait and flat and' hais a black stripe painted across the top of it. Colbert say® most golfers aim at the right side of the cup and play for a pull, and 'that with this putter you line up the ball with the black line on top of the putter ahead. Saturday. June If. 1971 Garden City Tologrniti FANFARE Page* ByWaltDitiei 5T.UW>NS....?HUa LEAP... MARK DOUGLASS TWIfttS ONE-HITTER AT H UGOTON Bison Win Again Even Ledger/ 5-5 HUGOTON -Season „_„.. for Garden City's Bison youth baseball team is balanced again: tihis *i;me ialt live wins and five losses. The Garden Citians copped their opener in ithe annual Ok- Kan League tourney Friday night here, edging host Hugoton 2-0 in regulation seven frames. Garden has now won two in a row, alter losing two in a row to dip to 3-5 oveuam. Friday, Huigoton miamaged just one hilt: ia single in the third in- niinig by Tim Webb, a Moscow High laitlhtebe playing for Hugoton this /swmmier. friiday was 1 *he second shutout of .ithe season lor ithe Bison —<amd 'the otlhetr one (7-0) was lalteo over Hugoton: at Garden in their first meeting June 6. Tonight at 7 p.m. here, Garden City goes against Berryton, Tex. — which drew an opening-round bye Friday might when. Walsh, Colo., dropped out of the meet. If Garden wins tonight, ilt plays lor the tourney title at 7 p.m. Sunday. If the Bison lose tonight, ifibiey play for third place Sunday at 5 p.m. Mark Douglass pitched the distance for Garden Ciltiy. He struck out 10 batters and walked four. Three of the four walks came in the fdiflth frame when Hugoton made its lone threat. The host club loadied tlhe bases on the three walks: with two out. But tihe final batter that tome ground out to pitcher Douglass. Hugfoton got only two other batters on base: the single amid another walk — both in the third gunning. Eight Bison Wits were recorded, 'amid the Garden Citaamis. played errorless ball; Hugoton was charted for four goofs. Rus-s Boone singled twice in three alt-baits for Garden. Other six hitis were all singles — by six different batters. Thus, seven of the mine players Who 'saw .action for Garden managed a 'hit. R H E Hugoton .. 000 000 0-0 • 1 4 Garden City 100 Ml x-2 8 0 Summertime Snow Blankets Ski Area AVIEMORE, Scotland (AP) — This Scottish ski center has received a summertime lease on life. It snowed. A snap blizzard left surrounding mountains under a thick carpet of snow Thursday. The fail caught campers out trekking and hill-walking in light summer gear. A Suffldiaiy nftght vM be Ki wamis Night ait Gatdien Cilfay Raceways, toe. — and a big turnout of fans Is expected ait tihe eighth-mile dirt banked oval. Once yearly the track here turns over its f adlMea to a tocal oivaic diulb for a benefit event. This year it'* the Ki* wanians' turn. Action 'Sitaarta ftt 7 p.m. With a fuU oard of micro-midgeits, go- karts, aracl motorcycles set to race. Kiwanis get aH net prof Ms for (he night, amid they will man the gate, concessions stand, and oifther omens. Eiglhitiy per cent of their "take" wfll go into their treasury: to use lor various projects for boys and girls throughout the year. Another % per c-enft will go to hedp Garden CJifey High cheerleaders at- tehid *he annual summer clinic at Souibhem Methodist University in Dallas, Tex. Tickets are $1.50 for adults, be,: $3 will admit an enttire fiaimaly — mo maDter how many children. Also, any .adult buying » ttc- fcet Sunday night can brraiig along one youngster (related or not) free of charge. Monday Rec Loop Tilts Are Listed More softibal amid baseball •action is scheduled Mondiay in progiiams sponsiored by the Oirty Reci<eaition Dept. The schedule, listed by play ing isilteis: MONDAY At Clint Lightn»r Field — '. p.m. Deenffield vs. Knights of Columbus. 9 p.m. Rotary Club vs. Shriniers. At Fanslcr Fi*ld — 7 p.m. Deilbeirt Masonry vs. Spar's 66 Service Station. S p.m. Pappa® Conicnetie vs. Western Kansas Sporting Goods. 9 p.m. Carmieiliiltia's Cafe vs. Pizza Garden 10 p.m. Team Eleotronicis vis. Diebert Masonry. At Cl»av»r Fitld — 6 p.m. Aries vs. libra. 7 p.m. Squirrels vs. Holcomb. 8 p.m. Cards vs, Falcons. 9 p.m. Maroons vs. Golds. 10 p.m. Whites vs. Hoi- comb. At Z«o L*agu« Field — 6 p.m. Tigers vs. JMiaamib. 7:15 p,m. Bengals vs. Hams. At Cardan Lta«u* Fiald — 6 p.m. Holcomib vs. Daisies. 7:15 p.m idlHies vs. Orchids. Three Snare Wins In Softball Meet Three games at. Fansler Field here Friday night kicked off a three-day tourney for women slow-pitch softballers. Ten squads are taking part hi the double-elimination meet. It continues today and winds up Sunday. Five local clubs are competing, plus teams from Oklahoma City, Liberal, and Sublette. Standard Supply shelled Garden By-Products 25-3 Friday in the tourney opener. Liberal Gas followed with an ll-l decision over Red's Gulf Service Station. Nightcap saw Kem.-^er Enterprises of Liberal defeat Sub-' left? 8-4. • Eight games were slated today and seven (and possibly eight) more on Sunday, To- day's session of five afternoon mixed was to start at 1 p.m. The night session of three games is set for 7 p.m. AU tourney action is ait Fansler Field. Sunday's afternoon session starts at 1 p.m., also. Final three (and possibly four) games get under way 'at 6 p.m. Sunday. Two exhibition games are slated at Pansier Field tonight after the-finish of regular tourney play. Both feature Pansier Tires of Garden City, the two- year state champ of Kansas. At 10 .p.m., the Fansler girls face the Oklahoma City Bears. At 11 p.m., Fansler plays the Oklahoma City Soonerettes. The Soonerettes have won four of seven meetings with Pansier this summer. • ^ At Jtnnit Wilson School — 6 p.m. Cowboys vs. Holcomb. 7:15 p.m. Jets vs. Royals. At Prtp L»«9u* Fitld — 6 p.m. Gfiianite vs. Raiders. 7:15 p.m. Chiefs vs. Spurs. At Gardnidal* — 6 p.m. Mohawks vs. Apaches. 7:15 p.m. Shawmeeis vs. Pawnieesi. Mo/or League Leaders AMERICAN LEAGUE BATTING (150 at bats) — Oliva, Minn., .381; Muncer, N.Y., .351. RUNS — Bulord, Batt., 47; R. Smith, Bosit, 42; Yastrzemski, Bosit., 42. RUNS BATTED IN — Kii- ebrew, Minn., 50; White, N.Y., 4v> HITS — Oliwa, Minn., 86; Tovar, Miinm., 80. DOUBLES — B.Conigliaro, Bos4., 17; Nor*thrup, Det., 15. TRIPLES — Clarke, N.Y., 4; Unser, Wash., 4; Scbaal, KC, 4; Oamnr, Minn., 4. HOME RUNS—Oliva, Minn,, 15;vCash, Det., 14. STOLEN BASES — 'Patek, K.C., 20; Otis, KC, 17. PITCHING (7 decJsiions) — Cuelar, Bait., 11-1, .917, 2.76; Blue, Oak., 14-2, .875, 1.42. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (140 at bats) - W. Davis, L.A., ,357; Torre, St. L., .357. RUNS — Bonds, S.F., 56; Brock, St. L., 53. RUNS BATTED IN — Star- Pitt., 50; H. Aaron, ML., 53. HITS — G-amr, Affl., 93; Torre, St. L., 92. DOUBLES - Brock, St. L., 18; Sanguillen, Pitt., 15; Staub, Mtt.,-15; M. Alou, St; L., 15. Triples — Harrelson, N.Y., 5; Clemente, Piitit., 5; Milan, ML., 5; W. Davis, L.A., 5; Speder, S.F., 5. HOME RUNS — Stan-gel, Pitt., 22; H. Aaron, AC, 19. STOLEN BASES — Brock, St. L., 20; Harrelson, N.Y., 13. STRIKEOUTS — Stoneinn Mtl., 122; Jenkins, Chic., 115. Pre-recorded Tapes $4.49 L1MITEDOFFER SAVE $2.50 save ON sreReo Tape rapes A 8-track portable stereo with AM radio Play 8-track pre-recorded tapes or tune In AM radio. Automatic or manual program switching. Detachable stereo speakers. AC, battery or 12 vDC. operation (Adaptor included ) TOY0396 $6488 SAVE $15.00 B UNIQUE portable 8-track stereo recorder and player Record or play 8-track tapes anywhere. 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