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Sfep to Top of Loop In Fashionable Attire By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer The fashionable Kansas City A's have countered the miniskirt rebellion with a new style of their own, and it was enough to touch off another Charles 0. Finlry colorful controversy. The American League doormats of the past have forsaken their former drab existence and Tuesday night stepped into first place wearing white shoes that ieft the Cleveland Indians kicking. The A's opened their 1967 season by beating the Indians 4-3 on Fred WhitfirJd's error with the bases loaded in the seventh inning in Kansas City, and j joined Baltimore. California and] Now York in first place. The Orioles, looking the same as they did as world champions last season, clubbed Minnesota 6-3 and the Angels dropped De- troit 4-2 to grab their share. The Yankees beat Washington 8-0 Monday. The only other At game, the Chicago White Sox at Boston, was postponed because of cold weather. In the National League, Pittsburgh stopped the New York Mets 6-3, the Chicago Cubs overcame Philadelphia 4-2, Houston belted Atlanta 6-1 and St. Louis blanked San Francisco 6-0. Cincinnati beat Los Angeles 6-1 Monday and the teams were not scheduled Tuesday. The A's unveiled their fashion show in the first inning when they took the field. Their wedding-gown white, Fort Knox gold and sea-foam green uniforms of lust season were a notch brighter, but the main addition was the rare albino kangaroo white shoes with kel- ly-rrrecn laces. Tho uniforms, of course, were the idea of Kansas City owner Finley, who in past years stirred the league with his pennant porch in right field, his mule mascot and his sheep grazing area beyond the outfield. Joe Adcock, making his debut as Cleveland manager, did not take kindly to the white shoe idea, not that he isn't fashion- minded. Adcock claimed the white shoes worn by Kansas City pitcher Jim Nash distracted his hitters and protested the game after the first pitch. "I want to get this settled right away,' 1 Adcock said. However, American League President Joe Cronin and Cal Hubbard, supervisor of umpires, already had given the A's permission to start the season with their classy and colorful footwear. "White shoes aren't going to bother a hitter," said A's Man- ager Alvin Dark. "A pitcher has both feet on the ground when he releases the ball. A hitter is going to be following the ball, not the shoes." Whether or not the shoes helped, Nash stopped the Indians on five hits and three runs for seven innings before leaving for pinch hitter Ramon Webster with the bases loaded on two walks and a wild pitch third strike that put Joe Rudi on base. With two out, Webster grounded to short, but first baseman Whitfield dropped the throw and Ihe A's had their victory. The • Orioles won without controversy in Baltimore as they jumped on 25-game winner Jim Kaat of the Twins for four first- inning runs. It was the same old story of 1966 as Frank Robinson singled home one run and Brooks Robinson homered for two more. Rain Ruins Sports Slate Tuesday's big rainstorm played havoc with the sport? schedule here and around the Telegram region. A track and field meet at Memorial Stadium was washed out. Officials will try to run it today and this evening, instead. Preliminaries start at 4:40 p.m., finals at 6:30 p.m. That meet features seven teams: varsity sauads from Leoti, Syracuse, Ulysses, and Dodge Citv St. Mary, plus B- teams of the three Class AA schools in Soutiwest Kansas, Garden City, Dodge City, and Liberal. Garden City High was to have hosted Dodge City in a dual tennis meet. It was also washed cut. Next action for the Garden netters now is Satur day: the annual Dodge .City Invitational for high schoolers. Coaches will decide then on a new date for Tuesday's rained- out dual meet. Trackmen of Garden City Juco were to have been at Panhandle A&M College in Goodwell, Okla., for a meet against four other squads: Panhandle; Northwestern Oklahoma State of Alva, and Jucos from Dodge City and Trinidad, Colo. That meet was postpone^ until Tuesday, April 25 — and Garden won't be able to take part then. Coach Homer Salter's Broncbuster trackmen have two more meets this week. GCJC takes part in the annual McCook, Neb.. Relays Thursday, and is in the annual Butler 1 County Juco Belays at El Dorado Saturday. A four-team high school track meet at Dighton was postponed until Tuesday, April 38. It will take in Dightou, Scott City, Ness City, aud Ransom. Joe Cronin has been American League baseball president since 1995. He's in the Hall of Fame for his hitting and ability as a shortstop. Netters Beat Ark City Busters Split Double Dual Garden City Junior College's tennis team opened its season Tuesday at Hutchinson with a double-dual meet. The Bronc- busters won one dual and lost another. In the morning there, Garden defeated Arkansas City Juco by 6-0 in a dual meet that opened the season for both rivals. In the afternoon, Garden lost to Hutchinson Juco by 8-1. Also on Tuesday, Hutch blanked Ark City by 6-0 in a Chiefs Sign 'Jet' Smith KANSAS CITY (AP) _ The signing of a bantamweight punt return specialist was announced today by the Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League. He is Nolan (The Jet) Smith of Tennessee State, at 5-foot-8 and 163 pounds the smallest player the Chiefs hav e ever drafted. Smith, 22, also is the fastest. He has been timed in the 100 at 9.4 seconds. Smith was the Chief's sixth round choice in last month's collegiate draft. At Tennessee State last year, he returned 32 punts for 572 yards, an 18-yard average, and four of them went for touchdowns. "Smith is the finest punt return man I have ever seen," said Chief's Coach Hank-Strain, who scouted him personally. Stram said he also plans to experiment with Smith as flanker and defensive halfback. He played flanker at Tennessee State and caught 19 passes for 570 yards, an average of 30 yards per catch. Seven resulted in touchdowns. dual meet. The event was Hutchinson's fourth meet of the current season. Ark City had just four netters. Garden City last season beat Hutch for the first time in school tennis history. The Busters defeated Hutch twice, in fact, cnroute to the best-ever GCJC net campaign. Next action for Garden's net- ters — coached by John Sims — is Friday. That will be a dual meet against Dodge City Juco, in Garden City at 2 p.m. Tuesday's individual results: Garden City 6, Arkansas City 0 Singles • No. 1 — Bob Krug (G) defeated Kent Hoyle by 6-4, 6-2. No. 2 — Kent Shaw (G) def. Daryl Bowser by 6-0, 6-2. No. 3 — Dick Kiteh (G) def. Wayne Wiggins by 6-0, 6-0. No. 4 — Dale Wilkens (G) def. Tom Simpson by 6-0, 6-0. Doubles No. 1 — Krug and Shaw def. Hoyle and Bowser by 6-0, 6-0. No. 2 — Duane Rose and Gary Swords (G) def. Wiggins and Simpson by 6-1, 6-1. Hutchinson 8, Garden City 1 Singles No. 1 — Steve Balzer (H) defeated Bob Krug by 6-2, 6-1. No. 2 — Carl Christian (H) def. Kent Shaw by 6-1, 6-3. No. 3 — Phil Taunton (in def. Dick Kitch by 4-6, 6-4, 8-6. No. 4 — Jay Phleger (H) def. Dale Wilkens by 6-4, 1-6, 6-0. No. 5 — Rocky Comes (H> def. Duane Rose by 6-1, 6-2. No. 6 — Keith Ratzloff (H) def. Gary Swords by 6-0, 6-1. Doubles No. 1 — Krug and Shaw (G) def. Taunton and Phleger by 6-2, 10-12, 6-4. No. 2 — Christian and Balzer (H) def. Kitch and Wilkens by 6-2, 6-0. No. 3 — Comes and Ratzloff (H) def. Swords and Rose by 6-1, 6-1. Whether buying or selling — Use Telegram Want Ads. FANFARE By Wolf Dirzer WHAT IMPARTIAL MEAN? NOU PONT CARE WHICH SIPE YflMS ' WHAT FUN IS THAT? Nevada Governor Levels Kayo Punch on Title Bout LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The champion packed up and went home. The challenger canceled his airline reservations. The promoter huddled with his lawyer to decide where to stage the Cassius Clay-Floyd Patterson heavyweight title fight Nevada Gov. Paul Laxalt a former amateur boxer pulled a surprise secret punch Tuesday and asked the Nevada Athletic Commission to rescind its approval of the license for the April 25 fight zi the Las Vegas Convention Center. Within two hours after the commission's four-minute meeting began, promoter Al Bolan had an attorney Stuart Silfen of New York City, on a plane bound for Las Vegas, Bolan, standing tired and slump-shouldered at the airport terminal here while waiting for Silfen, echoed his earlier heated remarks about Laxalt. "He eays the fight would give the state a black eye," Bulan said sternly. "I say he has done that with, this action." Bolan said that he had a pretty good idea where the fight would be held but he didn't want the site to be announced anywhere but in the city which will hold the bout. He said that this is a long-standing policy of his. Bolan admitted he may have an announcement later today after discussing the matter with his lawyer. When Silfen arrived, Bolan said he would not let the attorney comment on the matter until he had had a chance to brief him on the entire situation. Bolan hinted some legal action may be taken against the state to cover expenses his promotion firm, Championship Sports Inc., had incurred in setting up the fight. The announcement of the commission's decision came (less than an hour alter Clay, the champion who prefers his Muslim name of Mohammad Ali, had told a news conference that fans might be watching their idol fight for the last time. "Tell alJ the fans and all the people that their idol — the liv- ing legend — they may be looking at him for the last time." Clay has been ordered to report for induction into the Army April 28. Clay, who immediately flew to Los Angeles en route to Chicago, said he was "disappointed but not surprised" at Laxalt's action. "I need the rest anyway," he remarked. "The governor has a right to do anything he wants, but can't understand his reasons for this. "Well, I still got the championship," he added. "They can't take that away from me." The governor called the emergency meeting in Carson City of the five-member commission, and with one member absent declared, "You can not sanction this fight." He said Clay, who defeated Patterson here with a 12th- round technical*knockout Nov. 22, 1965, "indicated he carried Patterson for eight rounds. "Any new fight would create suspicion throughout the world," Laxalt said. Is Key as 7ferc Bomb Celtics PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ It may sound strange for a coach whose team scored 140 points to say a gam e was won with defense. But that was just what Coach Alex Hannum said Tuesday night after his Philadelphia 76ers buried the Boston Celtics 140-116 to win the National Basketball Assocation's Eastern Division final playoff series. "The turning point," said Hannum, "was our over-all defense from th e middle of the second period to the end." The 76ers, who beat the Celtics 4-1 in the best-of-7 competition, earned the right to meet the winner of the current. Western Division final between San Francisco and St. Louis. San Francisco, leading 3-2, meets the Hawks in St. Louis tonight. The 76ers trailed 53-37 after five minutes of the second quarter. That is where Hannum felt the game turned around. From that point to the end of the first half, Philadelphia outscored the Celtics 28-17 and sliced the margin to 70-64 at halftime. Then, at the start of the third period, Wally Jones came alive to hit on eight-of-nine shots and vault the 76ers into their first lead. "This was the turning point offensively," said Hannum, who in W57-58 coached St. Louis to an NBA total victory over Boston. It was the last time the Celtics were to lose the crown for eight years. Until Tuesday night, they had won 10 straight Eastern final playoff titles. The 76ers moved ahead to stay with 3:18 remaining in the third period on a driving layup by Chet Walker. This made it 95-93. The 76ers then turned the game into a rout as the Celtics went 6:34 without a field goal. They out-scored Boston 40-22 In the clutch final period. Hal Geer scored 32 points. Walker 26 and Jones 23, but in the final analysis it was the 7- foot-1 Wilt Chamberlan who was the difference. Chamberlain scored 29 points, grabbed 36 rebounds, handed out 13 assists and blocked seven Boston field goal attempts. Standing in the 76ers' dressing room, champagne, dripping from his head to his toes, Chamberlain grinned, shook his head, and said, "It's been a long time, a long time. It's great." Former KSU Grid Star with Falcons ATLANTA (AP) —Ron Barlow, former Kansas State football star, signed as a free agent with the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League, the club announced. The Falcons also signed a draft choice, Martine Bercher, defensive back from the University of Arkansas, and Sonny Utz, a running back from VPI, a free agent. JOBS OPEN IN $ AUTOMATION $ OPERATING IBM EQUIPMENT Future unlimited for men and women «ge 18-49 who want a career operating IBM data processing machines. If interested in high paying opportunity Wriie: Mr. Ford. Director of Automation, A.M.T.C. % Box F-535—Telegram, Garden City, Kt. All replies acknowledged and confidential. Faculty Members Turn Cowboys The Juco faculty calf-tying event Friday night was a real over the team of Cecil Davis and Tony Martin who crowd-pleaser during the first-ever Garden City Com- posted 1:16. Staats holds the rope while Fouse reaches munity Junior College Rodeo. The team of Warren r — ±L ~ A — l£ Fouse and Norman Staats, tied its calf in 1:15.8 to win ff^ftf I W M I • • W* ^ I V< M « •* for the Angus calf. Pro Golfers To Las Vegas LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, who have dominated the last five Tournament of Champions, figure to continue the role when the $100,000 golfing event gets under way for its 72-hole run Thursday. Palmer bagged the winning loot in 1965-66 and 1962, and Nicklaus was the big man in 1963-64. The field of professionals numbers 25, each having qualified to compete here by winning one or more P.GA-sanctioned tournaments in the past year. •Included is the newly crowned Masters champion, Gay Brewer, who tied for the lead with Palmer here a year ago and lost in a playoff. Brewer had already qualified for the 1967 T of C, however, prior to his Masters triumph last Sunday. The week before Brewer went en a birdie ram- nage and won the Pensacola, Fla., Open. The Stardust course measures 6,625 yards and par is 36-35-71, and is regarded as not quite as difficult as the Desert Inn.'s 7,200 yards and par 38-36-72. Palmier, Nicklaus and Art Wall Jr., who won the tournament in 1954, are the only former victors back this year. To Defend Title MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Featherweight champion Vicente Saldivar has signed to defend his world title against Howard Winstone of England in Cardiff, Wales, Jun e 15, the champ's business manager said today. Future Could Be Bright, Coach Says Soph Cindermen Shatter Records By BOB GREER There'll be some changes made. .That one-time popular song title might also be the theme for the crop of sophomores athletes on Garden City High's 1967 track and field team. The first-year Buffalo cinder- men have already posted several all-time best records — and they're gunning for several more. Soph standouts on the team are numerous; it apparently is one of the best such groups in some time. Wayne Dickerson is head track and field coach of the Buffs for the llth consecutive year. He took the post in the 1957 season. In the 12 seasons he has been here, all but four all-time school records for sophomore trackmen have been improved on. Only remaining such marks are the low hurdles (set in 1951 and tied in 1954), 880-yard relay (set in 1956), and the mile relay (set in 1956). Three GCHS sopb records have already been broken this season and several others may be surpassed. Here are the soph school records as they stand at this writing. 100-Yard Dash — 10.2 by Freddie Wright in 1962. 220-Yard Dash —*22.3 by Freddie Wright in 1962. 440-Yard Dash — 52.0 by Freddie Wright in 1962. 880-Yard Run — 2:04.7 by Gary Whitehurst at Sterling Relays on March 25 of this Zirkel, Farmer Set Bowling Pace Louie Zirkel, Jr., rolled high men's individual game of 233 at Garden Bowl here Tuesday night as the Prairie Mixed League finished its 31st week of 1966-67 action. He is a member of the Garden Belle Lumber squad. Best individual men's series was 544, by John Farmer of the Roots Construction team. Jo Roots of the Roots Construction team posted high individual women's gam e of 197. Best women's individual series was 513 by Lola Newton of the Producers Packing No. 2 team. Roots Construction rolled both high team game of 873 and top team series of 2,362. Del Strickert posted both Your Spring This Veor! high individual game of 226 and best individual series of 578 as the National League completed its 31st week of play. He is a member of the Red's Gulf Service Station team. He and his fellow squad members rolled both high team game of 1,038 and best team series of 2,972. Ruth Baird of the Red's Gulf Service team had high individual game of 213 as the Tornado Women's League finished its 30th week of action. Best individual series was 517 by Karen Ellis of the Morris Feedyard squad. Red's Gulf Service had high team game of 980. Top team series of 2,670 was recorded by Morris Feedyard. , OBRJGRAHD _ DATE HAS BEEN OPEN FRIDAY APRIL 14 FOR FULL TIME OPERATION! NOW! ENDS THURSDAY! In Color 7:15 and 9:20 Children 50c—Adulrs $1.00 season. That broke old record of 2:05.0 set by Robert Proudfit in 1964 and tied by Roy Caywood last year. Caywood transferred to Amarillo, Tex., this season. One-Mile Run — 4:37.9 by Gary Whitehurst, also in Sterling Relays ths season. That broke old record of 4:45.1, set by Mike Blackett in 1963. Two-Mile Run — 11:26.1 by Mike Banks at the Garden City Relays on March 30 this season. Banks finished fifth in the event. This is new event for Kansas high schoolers this season, and is the only time Garden City has run it to date in competition. 120-Yard High Hurdles - 15.3 by Kerry Phillips in 1965. 180-Yard Low Hurdles — 20.4 by Bob Harrington in 1951, and tied by Bob Henderson in 1954. 880-Yard Relay — 1:37.6 in • 1956 by Ray Mills, James Wright (Freddie's brother), Richie Morgan, and Cedric Fortune. Sprint Medley Relay — 3:46.0 in 1964 by Sam Hands (440), Bobby Williams (220), Lynn Lightner (220), and Robert Proudfit (880). Mile Relay — 3:46.8 in 1956 by Jimm Gottschalk, Frank McGaughey, Sy Huelskamp, and Lloyd Gray. Shot Put — 44-3 by Larry Farr, taking fourth place at Great Bend Relays on April 7 this season. Old record was 4110 by Mike Johnson in 1960. Discus — 134-9 by Vern Widows in 1958. Javelin — 161-7V4 by Ray Waters in 1965. High Jump — 6-OVi by Mike Johnsiu in 1960. Pole Vault — 12-0 by Mike Johnson in 1960. Broad Jump — 21-6% by Robert Mayo in 1963. Triple Jump — 39-8 by Jim Hartley in 1S65. This event is run in only a few meets. Mike Johnson, now a professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys, set three records in his soph season of I960 here: shot put, pole vault, and high jump. Freddie Wright also had a similar soph season in 1962, with records in the three dashes. Three athletes who set soph records here are now seniors and are still out for track: Bay Waters, Kerry Phillips, Page 10 Garden City Telegram Wednesday, April 12, 1967 and Jim Hartley. Waters has already set varsity school records for both the shot put and discus this season — and he's close to similar marks in the javelin and low hurdles. Says Coach Dickerson: "This is one of the better crops of sophomores we've had. If the boys can keep their pace through high school, we can continue our string of West Central Kansas League track crowns." Numerous possible record- breaking feats are possible, the coach says, including both the 880 relay and mile relay — two long-standing marks. "We could get those marks if we could run the soph boys we have," the coach says. The Kansas State High School Activities Assn. several years ago limited a trackman to eight meets per season, exclusive of regionals and state indoor and outdoor meets. Larry Farr could break the discus mark; he has done over 120 feet consistently. In the javelin (where the soph record is 161-7V2), Glenn Brungardt has thrown 140-plus and Steve Waters (brother of Ray) 140 to 145 feet. Ron Talley may break the soph high hurdles mark. He did 16.0 seconds an^ was third in his only meet to date. He has also done over 5-8 in the high jump and could erase that mark, too. Talley has broken his left arm twice in football and track, and now wears a cast on it. He also broke his leg during last summer. Jim Smith and Richard SchWerdtfeger have both made over 11 feet in the pole vault. David Pore (broad jump) and Clarence Dandridge (100) are real threats to soph records. Pore jumped 20-11 in the recent Garden City Relays. Dandridge has clocked 10-5 for the century dash in competition. Both Pore and Pat Sandoval have done the 440-yard dash in 53-plus seconds in competition — so records could tumble there, too. The Boston Red Sox split their last 64 decisions in 1966. Notice! Ed Boxler is now working for Rickman Body Shop on Stevens Avenue BR 6-2941 Garden City We will be able to complete work faster with the help of Mr. Boxler

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