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The Times from Shreveport, Louisiana · Page 31

Shreveport, Louisiana
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Wednesday, August 12, 1970
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2S' prfnfiiv, .An?. 12, 1070 The Shwtvfpopt Times Nico Van Thyn Strengths, Weaknesses Legion Baseball: An Allegiance I Football officially arrives in Louisiana today as the high schools open fall practice, but we'd like to offer some words on this summer's Fourth District American I Legion junior baseball program. enoea wnen The season ."Cinderella bunch of. B&N "Barbers lost In the finals of the ! North Louisiana tournament in Lake Charles last week. But the '. Barbers came a long way, winning five 'do or die' games '(games in which losses would have ended their season) before ;,' succumbing. ' The Fourth District program ? this summer probably had more -strone teams than it has ever had. But we think that there are still some changes tnat need to ' be made, In Baton Rouge and New .Orleans, the Legion programs are based on one team for each J high school. In many cases, the nreD coach also handles the Legion club. The Fourth District's City 1' Division made a conversion toward that system this year, There were teams for Byrd (B&N), Woodlawn (Industrial ; Sheet Metal), Southwood (Right Way Cleaners), tapiain anreve (Cobb's Barbecue), Northwood ? (Miller's Drillers) and Jesuit MFord. Walker and Hearn Insur lance). Only Fair Park was split into two teams Royal Crown l Cola and Kay's Cookies. The Suburban Division includ- ,ed Hartsfield and White Insur-f ance of Bossier City, a combina- tion of Airline and Bossier's prep i teams, and clubs at North J Caddo, Minden, Homer, Spring-hill and Ruston. We found three distinct imbal- ances: (1) the two-team Fair 'Park district, (2) an undermanned FW&H (Jesuit) team and (3) Bossier City's one team. A Loaded District true that Fair Park's J district was "loaded" this year. The Indians won the state I Triple-A title and there was enough material on hand to 'support two pretty fair clubs this t summer. Royal Crown Cola had no ' excuses for losing twice to B&N in the city playoff finals which J determined Shreveport's state I playoff representative. The Cola-men lost with their ace pitchers Mike Brock and Mike Ford on the mound. iHow to Spread the Wealth The revamping of the Louisiana High School Athletic I Association left Shreveport-Bossier with eight Class lAAAA schools (1300 students or more) and seven Class AAA schools (1299-600). The latter group includes North I Caddo and Haughton. W think th Fnurth District It's But RC could have used catcher Mike Carey, shortstop Freddy Mitchell, third baseman Steve Sanford and outfielder David Walton, all starters for Fair Park who played for Kay's Cookies. By the same token, Kay's didn't have the pitching in the stretch drive and dropped from second place to fifth and out of the citv d avoff picture. There's no guarantee that Fair Park's district will be as loaded every year as it was tms summer. And it isn't fair to split the district down the middle, creating two good clubs instead of one great one. The plight of FW&H (Jesuit) is best described in a letter sent to us by an interested parent, Mrs. Towner J. Pringle, in reply to our July 10 column. Mrs. Pringle, talking about tne FW&H club, said "You are possibly not aware that the total enrollment of junior and senior boys as Jesuit this past school year was approximately 116. From this number take those who do not play ball, plus those who had other commitments for the summer, then subtract the seniors who were permitted to play for last years teams. Subtract also two fine players who were prohibited because they live in Bossier. Simple arithmetic and the answer is an undermanned squad." We don t believe Jesuit has the enrollment to support one Legion team which can compete with the bigger schools. We 11 get back to this problem. United We Stand Bossier s Legion team was superb. It won the Suburban Division and was a favorite in the North Louisiana tourney, but played disappointing ball and lost in three games. Both Bossier High and Airline had Legion teams for several seasons, but both lacked manpower and couldn't compete with Ruston in the Suburban Division. So they combined into one team in 1969. But we believe there are enough boys in Bossier Parish to support two Legion clubs. Yanks Club Foe; Gibbs Raps Pair By Hal Brock NEW YORK (AP) - Jake Gibbs hit two homers in a game for the first time in his career and rookie Jim Lyttle and pitcher Mel Stottlemyre each hit one Tuesday wnlle stottlemyre held the Chicago White Sox to seven hits in a 7-1 New York Yankees' victory. Gibbs, who had only three ho mers all season before Tuesday, connected twice with the bases empty against loser Jerry Jane ski, 8-12. Lyttle, starting for only the second time this year, ripped his first major league homer in the third and drove in another run with a fifth inning single as the Yankees rapped Janeski for nine hits in only 4 2-3 innings. Meanwhile, Stottlemyre, 11-10, cruised through the Chicago batting order and did not allow a hit until Gail Hopkins lined a one-out double in the fifth. Ken Berry followed with a single to give the Sox their run. The hit extended Berry's batting streak to IS games. Rookie Frank Baker lined three singles, driving in two runs for New York and Horace Clarke also had three hits. 13 0 4 0 3 401 3 10 0 CHICAGO NEW YORK h r h hi h h M 1 1 I - 1- A a ... " " ' " rvturaies JO J v u U liarKI 20 Aparlcio SS 4 0 10 Baker si CMay If 4 0 10 Whit If Mellon rf 4 0 0 0 Murcer cf Josephsn e 4 0 0 0 Cater lb Hopkins lb 3 12 0 Lyttle rf Berry cf 4 0 2 1 Kinney 3b Knooo 2b 3 0 0 0 r.h r Janeski p 2 0 0 0 Stotlmyrt p CMAurphy p 0 0 0 0 Weaver p 0 0 0 0 Blanco ph 10 10 Wood p 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 4 12 2 3 0 0 0 llf f Total 32 I 71 Total 31 U J Chicago 0 0 0 ol Aai New York J 1 11) 0 1 x - 7 DP Chlcaan 1. New York 9 I n Chicaso New York 9. 2B Hopkins. n?jy'DD Lnl U' Stottlemyre (2). SB Clarke, Baker. IP H R fd rb cn Janeski (L.8-12) .. 4 2-3 9 5 5 4 1 D.Murphy 2-3 3 1 1 2 0 Weaver 1 2-3 0 0 Q 0 o Wood 1 2 1 1 o 0 Stotlmyre (W,ll-10) 9 7 112 4 re josepnson 2. T 2:14. A 13,454. , Legion program can be reshaped i with the new LHSAA districts in I mind. It's not really fair to expect a ? Class AAA Legion-based team to compete with a Class AAAA based club, so our plan calls for a combination of several schools. ? Keep in mind that when two or more schools are combined to sform a Legion team, the total I enrollment cannot exceed 3600 students (for grades 10-12). f Our plan has City Division teams for Southwood, Woodlawn. Fair Park, Captain Shreve and tByrd (all Class AAAA). North-Iwood and North Caddo, both short in manpower this season rand both Triple-A, could combine for one team. Jesuit players would play in the districts where they live, I which they always did until this 1 past season. I The sponsoring American Le-igion Post 14 must also consider (teams for players at Booker T. 1 Washington, Linear and Bethune, 'the predominately Negro schools Jnow in the LHSAA. Bethune, a 'Triple-A school with a small J enrollment, could be combined with another school's team. In Bossier Parish, there are four Class AAAA-AAA schools jj and Benton. Airline (AAAA) and i Bossier (AAA) have baseball f programs and there may be teams at Haughton and Parkway (both AAA) this spring. From that nucleus, there is enough total enrollment to, support two I good Legion clubs. Minden, Springhill, Homer and ' Ruston all draw from the high J schools in their towns plus i players from smaller schools in the area. I i Casanova Delivers Ruston has an advantage because Ruston High is a Class AAAA school. But it has one of the lowest enrollments in that class and much of the success the T. L. James Contractors have had is because Coach Billy Henderson always recruits well from area schools (i.e., Dubach, Spearsville, Simsboro, Jonesboro-Hodge) to go with the Ruston players. Recruiting players is one of the problems in Legion baseball because many kids have summer jobs or don't want to play. More often than not, the Shreveport teams hav3 come up with limited rosters and simply couldn't compete once they made the state playoffs. It will take better recruiting to make the Shreveport teams stronger and to fill the two teams in Bossier. One thing that could help fill the rosters is the addition of Negro players, who have never been included in the Legion program. We think Shreveport has a good Legion program now. But we think there is room for improvement, too, and we hope the Legion post sponsors, Fourth District Commissioner Marvin "Hoot" Gibson and the Legion coaches will consider our proposals when they meet to make plans for next summer. It's not that we weren't satisfied with the Fourth District season this summer. But we would like to see a strong over-all program which would produce stronger contenders for the state Legion championship which the Fourth District hasn't won since 1950. Over that same span Shreveport has had six state prep champions. NCL Playoffs Rescheduled This Weekend Nats Nip Twins in 11th WASHINGTON (AP) - Patf J Casanova ripped a run-scoring i double with one out in the 11th inning, sending the Washington Senators to a 3-2 triumph over J the slumping Minnesota Twins .' Tuesday night. ! Casanova's hit, a liner to left field off rookie reliever Bert ! Blyleven, 6-5, took a bad hop ! and went over Rick Renick's ' head, allowing Ed Brinkman, who had singled to score. It was ' Minnesota's fourth straight loss. Harmon Killebrew ripped his ' 36th homer of the season, fol-' lowing a bunt single by Danny ! Thompson in the first inning, the onlv hits off Senators' start er Casey Cox. who went seven' innings. Washington tied it off Jim Perry in the eighth on a bloop sincle bv Frank Howard and mer, his 16th. The homer was only the fourth hit off the Twins' right-hander. Perry was looking to bacome the major league's first 18-game winner. Ron Cerrudo Has Surgery PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -Ron Cerrudo, one of the best young players on the profes sional golf tour, was reported in good condition Tuesday after surgery on a ruptured disc. Cerrudo, 52, apparently suffered the back injury as a high school football player in Castro Valley. Calif. He had been in pain most of this year but missed only seven tournaments before enter Times Ruston Bureau RUSTON The twice-delayed North Central League playoffs wiu be neld Saturday and Sunday with opening round games to be played in Ruston and Bradley, Ark. The Ruston Vols, undefeated in 12 regular season games and one exhibition contest, will host sec ond place Simsboro of the Western Division in the first round Saturday night. Earlier. Bradley, champion of the Western Division, will entertain East ern runnerup West Monroe. The two winners will then play at the home of the hiehest finishing team on Sunday for the championship. In case of two teams of identical standing (two first, or two second place teams) surviving the semi-finals, the championship game will be played at the home field of the Eastern Division finalist. The winning team will receive a championship trophy provided by the National Baseball Congress in Wichita, Kan. As first-year members of the NBC, the league all-star team advanced to the quarterfinals of the state tournament at Poncha- toula before being eliminated by Lutcher, 9-1. r t ; - - . irf. S Three Baltimore pitchers appear to be headed for 20-win seasons as all have posted 15 or more already. The three are (from left) Dave McNally, Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar. McNally and Cuellar both won over 20 games last season and Palmer was a 16-game victor. (AP Wirephoto) Hippies May Be on Scene Hogaii Leaves PGA; Palmer Shoots for Elusive Crown Field Incomplete for State Open Meet at Huntington Jim Reynolds, who'll be host plenty of spectator tickets avail able for tne tourney. They can be purchased, he said, on a daily basis or for the entire tourney. They are available at all local pro shops. Americans Win On Tandem Bike LEICESTER, England (AP) Tim Mountford and Harry Cutting, the United States' Tandem sprint pair, got themselves a bike at the 11th hour Tuesday and then won a race in the world championships after only 20 minutes' practice on it. The two Californians Mount-ford comes from North Hollywood and Cutting from Riversidedidn't bring a tandem bike with them and up to Monday night still had not found one. Trevor Bull, British professional rider, fixed the Americans up just in time for the am-teur tandem sprints. Pro when Huntington Park puts on the Louisiana Open Golf Tournament Aug. 18-21, said Tuesday there are still plenty of openings for pro and amateur golfers for both the Aug. 18 pro-am and the 54-hole Open on Aug. 19-21. Reynolds said be has openings for 32 more amateurs for the Open and he needs 100 more amateurs for the Tuesday pro-am. Fifty more pros are needed to play in the open, said Reynolds. He has 52 pros signed up to play in the pro-am. There will be a cnampionsmp flight and a first, second and third flight. Amateurs, says Reynolds, will play with handicaps except in the championship f sht where they win piay scratch. Amateurs will be flight ed after the Wednesday round, Reynolds said. Deadline for entering the tour ney will be at 5 p.m. this Friday. Pro-am pairings will be available Saturday, Reynolds stated. Golfers desiring to enter the tourney should contact Reynolds at Huntington Park. Reynolds said there were also Watts Defeated In Mat Feature Waldo Von Erich and Cowboy Bill Watts tangled in the feature match at Municipal Auditorium Monday night with Germany s foremost challenger tor . tne North American Heavyweight title dropping his challenger in the third fall of the match. Watts manhandled his- foe in the first fall with an Oklahoma Stampede, then Von Erich used an elbow to the chest to even the fall count. During the third fall. as both feuded from in and out of the ring, Von Erich rolled his legs into a clasp and then took the match on a body press. Jerry Miller won the first bout over Konnie rail wnne ranK Dalton won out over Edwardo Perez in one fall matches. Bruce Kirk and John War Eagle lost a tag-team match to Mr. Ito and Mr. Ota in a best two of three falls. In the night s semi-feature, Luke Brown, the 300-pound former Kentuckian, won out over Chuck Karbo in eight minutes of their one-fall match with a big splash. Navarro Club Has New Look KILGORE, Tex. - When the Texas Junior College Football Federation teams open their training camps on Aug. 23, there will be a new look at Navarro. Coach Donnie Duncan, who moved here from an : assistant slot at Henderson County, will nave just three offensive starters and two defenders back for the bulldogs. From a team that went 3-7 last season and tied fop fifth in the loop with a 2-5 effort, Duncan will welcome offensive starters Bob Reid, 6-foot-l, 200 guard of Houston, Jones, and Steve Sheid. 6-foot-4, 230 tackle from Fort Worth. Southwest, and fullback James Nunn, 6-foot-l. 190 of Austin Johnston, and lettermen Ken Smith, 6-foot-3, 190 tight end of Malakoff, and part time starting quarterback Eddie Du- naway, 5-foot-10, 165 of Houston Galena Park. Spearheading the defenses will be all-TJCFF tackle Mike Hay-ner, 6-foot-l, 215-pounder from Mesquite. The other starter back is James Duffie, 5-foot-10, 165 of Rosebud at halfback. By Bob Grecu TULSA. Okla. (AP) - Bon Hogan withdrew, there were rumors of a nude hippie Invasion and Arnold Palmer braced again for a shot at the one major championship that has eluded him. Hogan, a living legend from another era of golf, told officials Tuesday that his ailing left knee, encased In a steel brace, was hurting him so badly he was forced to pull out of the PGA national championship that begins Thursday. Hogan, 57, a four-time National Open champion, has been in Tulsa for several days and played a number of practice rounds. He limped heavily. "The knee wasn't too bad over the weekend," he said, "but it started acting up Monday. Now I just can't do it." He said the heat wasn't a factor. One hundred degree-plus temperatures and high humidity turned the 'South Hills Country Club course into a steam bath over the weekend, but cooled off considerably early this week. "It's not the heat." Hogan said, "it's just this gimpy leg." Palmer, meanwhile, played a practice round with England's Tony Jacklin, the U.S. Open champ, and, naturally, drew the lion's share of the gallery. Palmer, the 40-year-old Athlete of the Decade, never has won the PGA, the one big one that got away In his storied career. He needs only that title to join Gene Sarazen, Hogan, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus as the men to sweep pro golf's big four championships the British and U.S. Opens the Masters and PGA. "It's always easy to get up for a national championship," Palmer said. "That's not a problem. And I'd be foolish to say the PGA doesn't have a special meaning to me." He's come close, finishing second twice. Jacklin made his first appearance in the United States since winning the national championship. In Akron, Ohio, last week in the American Golf Classic. He missed the cut. "My body was in Akron, but my mind was in Tulsa," the handsome young Englishman said. But the story that had the pros, and everyone else, tittering was the report that a flock of hippies planned an infiltration of the course. Police Capt. Bill Melton, in charge of the security forces at the course, received an anonymous phone call from a restaurant owner who said he overheard some hippie-patrons making their plans, . The strategy, according to the call, is for five nude girls to slip onto the course on some pre-tournament night and lure the guards away from the 18th green. While the guards were away, goes the plan, the male members of the group, armed with grass-killing chemical spray, would paint the word "peace" on the 18th green, thus killing the grass in time for their message to get national attention when the final two rounds are televised. The reports were not confirmed, but police said they were set to handle the situation. Hogan was one of four to with-draw. Ron Cerrudo, the young Texas Open champion who his been plagued with chronic back trouble for a couple of months, pulled out earlier, Chandler Harper and South African Har old Hcnning also withdrew, Hen- ' ning saying he wni ill. , That left a field of 135 to test : the hilly, 6,962 yard, par 70 layout. 7 Among the favorites were . Nicklaus, the British Open . champ, Masters title holder Bil- ly Casper, Lee Trevino, defend- ing champion Rav Floyd and Australian Bruce Devlin. )lf, The final two rounds Saturday ;; and Sunday will be telecast nan tionally by ABC-TV. SALEI British Briar Bxiutits f IqPipes 4Mj i PIPES REPAIRED MR. J't TOBACCO HOUSE 413 Edwards Slritt 7 Washington Youre Lobby T tk mmm Great Invincible SO GOOD THAT... selling f cigars. 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PAYMENTS PERCENTAGE KATE $2,000 $ 74 58 36 $2,684.88 jg2A- 3,000 H2.52 36 4,014.72 20.00 4,000 100.41 60 6,024.60 17.47 5,000 1 125.41, 60 7,524.60 17.43 Life, Accident end Heolrh Inturence evolloble. (Not Included lr obove figures.) CREW OF AMERICA rrrr in rMIF2l Wnl Sid South Sid 271S J.w.llo Rood SI1S Lln Avenue Ph: 435-7S56 Ph: SiS-4674 I have visited or attempted to visit all voters in Shreveport, Dixie, Belcher, Gilliam, Hosston, Mira, Ida, Rodessa, Zylks, Hyrtis, Vivian, Superior, Trees City, Shoreline, Oil City, Mooringsport, Bethany, Blanchard, Longwood, Greenwood, Springridge, Grawood, Lucas, Robson, Gayles, Gecile, Gaspiana, LaChute, Robinson Co., Zack Martin's Store, Green's Store, Summer Grove, Keithville, Reisor, Forbing and Flournoy. If 2 I fir "- m i - TO THOSE I MISSED, I AM SORRY BUT I TRIED TO SEE ALL THE VOTERS. I have visited over 50,000. Attended Law School al nighl while working days and attended day school while working nights. THOMAS A. WILSON CADDO DISTRICT JUDGE t AUGUST 15, 1970 "I request each voter to . . . ask someone who knows me about my qualifications. I have the living' experience and education that provides me with the. background to serve as a DISTRICT JUDGE. I sincerely solicit your vote and support in this election." VOTE WILSON No. 55 (Paid for by Thomai A. Wilten)

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