Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on November 29, 1967 · Page 30
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 30

Phoenix, Arizona
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Wednesday, November 29, 1967
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Ashford's a Comedian, Too Three Repeats as Little All-Anierieans By FRANK GIANELLJ Emmett Ashford, lone Negro umpire in major league baseball, isn't a man to turn accolades aside. A a funny banquet speaker, he's enjoyed success. Arid when, after speaking to a Lutheran group in Minneapolis, the toast-master complimented "from now on, you're Ashfordahl." Emmett found no fault. At San Diego it was an Italian banquet and the dubbing "Ashfordini;" at a Jewish temple in Boston, "Ashfordstein." But he drew the line at a Los Angeles Slavic group's proposal of 'Ashfordovich." "I could just hear those guys in the stands needling me: "Ashfordovich you !" he jested. No stranger to Arizona, since he was umpiring the old Arizona-Texas league in the 50s, Ashford returned this week in the offseason role of sales and promotion man lor Hamm's Brewery. "Got the first tap account we've had in Casa Grande," he gloated yesterday. "Going around talking to the outlets making friends for the company." Which should be no chore for the pleasant, roly-poly whom success has fattened to the point where he looks as if a chest protector Is,' ti '- ' 1 "At 1 i yl M EMMETT ASHFORD Doing A Little Selling was hidden 'neath his business suit. There were serious moments amid his levity, though. "These Negro athletes threating to boycott the Olympics. All wrong. All wrong." he said. "Just look at gains the Negro has made in sports. It's been his major stepping stone. "You notice," Ashford stressed." the professional athletes aren't involved. Not the players making the big money in the pro ranks. Just the impressionable kids. The ones who came up the tough, tight way aren't complaining.'' Up the tough way it was for Ashford, onetime postal clerk at Los Angeles. He's got 17 ears in umpiring. 15 of it in the minors. His two in the American League have been a delight for fans and players, and for Emmett. "I've missed a call," he says of his trade, "but I don't remember just when." 'This was a good year not much beefing about balls and strikes," he noted. Ashford, who works some 200 games a year, counting spring training, hopes to keep in umping so long as "my seeing eye dog keeps passing his physical and I get good grades in the Helen Keller refresher course." ! NEW YORK (API - Halfbacks Carl Garrett of New Mex ico Highlands and Don Hass of Montana State and end De-Wayne Nix of Texas A&I have! been named to the 1967 Little; College all-America football; team for the second straight year. The three are the only repeat-err or squad selected yester day following a national survey' of coaches and newsmen. , Hass is a senior, but Garrett' and Nix are juniors and have a chance to equal the record of Eddie Lebaron of the College of the Pacific, the only player to make the team three straight years. Lebaron was named in 1947. 19-18 and 19(9 before moving into a successful pro career. Charles ' Chuck" McKee of Lawrence was chosen for the quarterback spot over Bob Tole do of San Francisco Suite and Gary Sandbo of Augustana College" of Sioux Falls, S.D. McKee is the only athlete in the past 20 years for whom unsolicited recommendations were received from all coaches whose teams he opposed. Toledo, the total offense leader among small-college players. 'was picked for the second team while Sandbo received honorable mention. Lee White of Weber, rated by some scouts the best college fullback in the country, com pletes the backfield. He is a hard-running, 6-foot-4, 232 pounder. j Victor Bender of Northeast Louisiana State was the choice at center while Haven Moses of San Diego State was the other pick at end. Moses was one of the big reasons the Aztecs have finished on top of The Associated Press' small-college poll the - r Phoenix, Wed., Nov. 29, 1967 The Arizona Republic C-.1 past two seasons. Spergon Wynn of Lamar Tech John Gloistein of Wagner and and Leland Hughes of Delta Eddie Joyner of Lenoir Rhyne State for the guards on the first we picked for tackles and offensive team. i J FORMAL p AS .. f wear y f SALES Y fJMj J j RENTALS I. rV 1 I NEXT TO WESTWARD HO j ; l 70? N. CENTRAL ,j U MOO N. CENTRAL ,i I DEL WEBB BLDG. LOBBY .J fS,! JfTRANSMISSIOKS ; (!' v NiS-""" FREE MULTI-CHECK ROAD TEST tf0 TOWING fg00" 3435 WEST INDIAN SCHOOL PHONE 264-6447 tit Grand Avt. & 35th Av.) 1819 WEST MCDOWELL PHONE 254-8843 (Across from Fairground) NOW IN MESA 27 SO. ROBSON PHONE 964-1786 More Abotil Baseball (Continued from Page 1-C) Cali- Pacific Coast League, a fornia Angels' farm. Joe DiMaggio, his first appearance at a baseball gathering in his new capacity as executive vice-president of the Oakland A's, made the first draft pick. He selected Ed Sprague, a right-handed relief pitcher from Tulsa, a St. Louis farm, who had ; an 11-7 record at Modesto in the California League. The Athletics were hit hard, losing four players from their Vancouver farm of the Facinc Coast Leaeue. The Yankees took outfielder Kosco, once a $50,000 bonus baby at Detroit. Cleveland obtained catcher Suarez. Minnesota took Holt, a young outfielder who played at Peninsula in the Carolina League and hit .312. Houston surprised the A's by grabbing Skip Lockwood, who was being converted from a shortstop to a pitcher in Arizona. Lockwood reportedly once was paid a $90,000 bonus. Players selected Tuesday in the maior league draft in clubs: CHICAGO CUBS Ramon Hernandez from Richmond, right-handed Pil.cjwr; Jose Arcia from Tulsa, shortstop; William Plummer from Tulsa, catcher. HOUSTON ASTROS-Ted Martinez from Jacksonville, shortstop; Joe Moeller from Spokane, rioht-handed pitcher; Claude Lockwood from Vancouver, shortstop. NEW YORK YANKEES Andy Kosco from Vancouver, outfielder; Ken Poulsen from Toronto, infipider; Dale Spier from Phoenix, right-handed pitcher. NEW YORK METS Clyde Mashore from Buffalo, outfielder; Don Wilkinson from Seattle, outfielder. ATLANTA BRAVES Robert Casti-glione from Denver, riqht-handed pitcher; Sandy Valdespino from Denver, outfield- 'rvUNNESOTA TWINS Bruce Look from Snokane, catcher; James Holt from Vancouver, outfielder. OAKLAND ATHLETICS Edwin Spraque from Tulsa, right-handed pitcher. CLEVELAND INDIANS Ken Suarez from Vancouver, catcher. LOS ANGELES DODGERS Vincente Romo from Portland, right-handed pitch- "WASHINGTON SENATORS Bill Bryan from Syracuse, catcher.. BALTIMORE ORIOLES Elrod Hendricks from Seattle, catcher. PITTSBURGH PIRATES Chuck Hiller from San Dieqo, infielder. CINCINNATI REDS Jim Schaffer from San Dieqo, catcher. BOSTON RED SOX George Spriggs from Columbus, outfielder. MEXICO CITY (AP) Minor leaque teams drafted 49 players including 26 pitchers for $412,000 Tuesday during the baseball winter meetinqs. Class AAA SYRACUSE Joe Dawson, drafted from Waterbury, lelt-handed pitcher. Wayne Swango, Reading, Pa., righthanded pitch- eiTULSA James Hutto, Pitt?fiel4, third baseman. John Lynch, Waterbury, left-handed pitcher. BUFFALO Fred Katawczlk, Alburqu-erque, left-handed pitcher. Bill Blucher, Williamsoort, infielder-pitcher. . SEATTLE Bill Edgerton, Birmingham, left-handed pitcher. DENVER Tom Tischinski, Knoxvllle, catcher. JACKSONVILLE Joe Bobby Cherry Rending. Hector Valle, Albuquerque, catcher. TACOMA Ken Myette, Bmghamton, left-hanfled pitcher. COLUMBUS John Parker, Pawtucket, catcher. , OKLAHOMA CITY Ron Cook, Bing-hamton, left-handed pitcher. Robert Iznui-erdo, Charlotte, catcher. John Walsh, Macon, left-handed pitcher. ROCHESTER-L o r e n z o Fernandez, Evansville, Shortstop. John Dixon, Little Rock, third baseman. RICHMOND Santiago Rosario, Birmingham, first baseman. Federico Olivo, Binqhamton, right-handed pitcher. PORTLAND Michael Biko, Readinq, riqht-handed pitcher. ... ., SPOKANE Michael Strahler, Reading, right-handed pitcher. Gustavo , Sposito, Birminoham, infielder, Henry Williams, Macon, riqht-handed pitcher SAN DIEGO Howard Edwards. Ama- rillo, catcher. Jerry Johnson, wiinams-port. riqht-handed pitcher. HAWAII Colbert Harrah, Reading, second baseman. Class AV .. . YORK Mark Scallv, Ashevil e, pitcher. LITTLE ROCK Thomas Alger, Ken-newick, left-handed pitcher. MACON-John Griffin, Asheville. catcher Bob Litchfield, Stockton, infielder. Gordon Vogt, Lodi, pitcher. PAWTUCKET Darrel Sutherland, Durham right-handed pitcher. Robart Sank-ev, Cedar Ranids, infielder. AUSTIN Don Spain, Ogden, right- hflREADING-Gary Weldon, Wilson, right-handed pitcher. Henry McGrow, Lodi, catcher. .... AMARILLO Secundino Almonte, Modesto, right-handed pitcher. Dionclo Almonte, St. Petersburg, left-handed Pitcher Rafael Batista, West Palm Beach, first baseman. Monte Little, Lewiston, second baseman. . WILLIAMSPORT-Steve Christopher, St Cloud, Pitcher. John Ryedy, Burlington, infielder. Hiram Lewis, Salt Lake City, riqht-handed pitcher. ALBUQUERQUE Elbv Bushong, Lodi, '"BIRMINGHAM Terrance Parks. Man-kato, left-handed Pitcher. PI TTSFI ELD David McCamoon, Santa Barbara, outfielder. Brendon Ounjiam, San Jose, catcher. Steve Coley, Gastonla, ""BINGHIAMTON-John Leevell, Eugene, right-handed pitcher. Colorado Tackle Jailed for Firht BOULDER. Colo. (L'PI - John Hokanson, 21, a starting f)pfnn;iup tarkle for the Colora do football team, was in Boul der Citv Jail yesterday for investigation of assault with a deadly weapon. Pnlir-P said Hokanson and an Hier man pot into a fight Mon day night with several hippies If you're looking for your Chevrolet dealers. y look at 1 f T'VfjpTi 1 1 ,,' ' mi' "'"liii ,,l'i'llJi , m rct'-z: jiW' -r?. '-3!:s " ': r., m Leif: Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon. Center: Chevrolet Bel Air Station Wagon. Right: Caprice Estate Wagon. Our lowest priced wagon. All new Nomad. $2602.00 Manufacturer's suggested retail price for standard Six Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon shown above (left) includes Federal Excise Tax, suggested dealer delivery and handling charges. Whitewalls $31.35 and Wheel Covers $21.10 additional. Transportation charges, accessories, optional equipment, state and local taxes additional. Be smart! Be sure! Buy now at your Chevrolet dealer's Treat yourself to the thrill of owning a brand-new model! The Chevelle Nomad Station Wagon makes it easy. As you can see the price is low, but there's been no scrimping on the quality. You'll find Nomad has many worth-more features like solid Body by Fisher, Magic-Mirror acrylic lacquer finish and thick all-vinyl interiors. You won't find more wagon for the money. Be sure to see the Chevelle Malibu Station Wagon, too, for the same high quality with added luxuries. Bel Air Wagon-More room and the silent ride of quality. Full-size Chevrolet station wagons for '68 are nearly 1 8 feet long, the largest we've ever built. And the Bel Air shown here is one of them. You'll especially like the expansive cargo compartment. It'll handle just about anything you care to haul even 4' x 8' plywood sheets, lying flat. And you'll be surprised at the smooth, silent ride and precise handling. Bel Air's wide front and rear tread; refined Full Coil suspension, shock absorbers and exhaust system; and computer-refined engine and body mounting give you the smoothest, quietest wagon ride in Chevrolet history. Caprice Estate Wagon. Luxurious roominess with high style. For the ultimate in wagon luxury, end your search with the spacious, gracious Caprice Estate Wagon. You'll be surrounded by beautiful paneling with the look of hand-rubbed walnut. You'll relax in an all-vinyl interior richly done in your choice of four colors with plush deep-twist carpeting at your feet. Standard Hide-A-Way windshield wipers and electric clock add an extra touch of class. Concealed headlights and new Astro Ventilation are also available. Extra value features. Something else you get on all Chevrolet wagons, regardless of price, is proved safety items like the GM-developed energy-absorbing steering column. New ones this year include energy-absorbing front seat backs and seat belts with pushbutton buckles for all passenger positions, among many others. And only Chevrolet wagons can give you all this: self-cleaning rocker panels, inner fenders, and Chevrolet's traditionally higher resale value. See your Chevrolet dealer for the best buys and the most beautiful selection in station wagons. 1 tUAK Qf UCtLltKTl Authorized Chevrolet Dealers in Phoenix are; COURTESY CHEVROLET 1233 East Camelback 279-3232 MIDWAY CHEVROLET CO. 750 Grand Ave. 258-6811 RUDOLPH CHEVROLET, INC. West Camelback Rd. & 27th Ave. 264-7211 BROWN & HOEYE CHEVROLET 145 East Kf mi Street, Mesa 969-1471 MADISONS CHEVROLET, INC. 7224 E. McDowell, Scottsdale 947-3535 SANDS MOTOR COMPANY 5418 N.W. Grand Ave.. Gleqdale 937-2791 on a Sdl west ot tne cuy. I

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