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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 28

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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6C -lu 'Sunday Gazette-Mail -C tor lesion. West Virginia- By \. L. llardman VAD TONIGHT Huff to Turn Nonviolent Side As Fete Honors Sports Greats Cleaning lp The Sports Desk: The death last week of Denny Shute, the famous golfer, left his thousands of West Virginia friends sad. Denny had grown up on the golf courses of Cabell County during the 20 years he made Huntington his home. His dad. Herman Boyce Shute. had been a Huntington pro as Denny developed his talents as a golfer. As an 18-year-old, Denny won the W. Va. Amateur back in 1923 and repeated in 1925. Four years later he won the Ohio Amateur as his stature as a golfer started to grow. Like another transplanted West Virginian. Sam Snead. Denny always lamented the fact that he never won a" U.S. Open title, despite the fact he had won back-to-back P.G.A. championships in 1936-37. had won the British Open in 1933 and had three times been a member of the U;S. Ryder Cup team. The closest he ever came to.taking the Open was in 1939 when he lost in a playoff with Byron Nelson and Craig Wood. Denny died in his sleep last Monday rmjrning of a "stroke after expressing to his wife a'desire to sleep late.. . . * * « Saddens s Hall of Fame Members And so the Victory Awards Dinner at the Civic Center tonight will have a note of sadness as five new members are inducted into the W. Va. Sports Writers Hall of Fame. Shute had been in Huntington for the 1971 V.A.D. and had expressed a desire to come back for the dinner this year to join the other 33 living members. His death is the second for a Hall of Famer since the last V.A.D in Morgantown. Greasy Neale died last November. Indeed, 31 of the 65 members of the Hall are deceased but 13 of them lived to go through their indoctrination It is hoped that a great number of the Hall of Famers will make it to the dinner tonight, especially those living nearby. George Springer and his staff have certainly worked hard to bring them back for a r e u n i o n . . . . * * * Parker Warned About First Dave Parker, he revealed here last week, was warned to stay away from first base in his struggle to find a permanent position on the Pittsburgh Pirates. His close friend, Gene Clines, was pop-eyed when he saw big Dave with a first baseman's glove late last season in Atlanta. He was taking infield at the gateway. "Gene had told him to stick to the outfield." Dave said, "but I wanted to make myself available for first base, too." And almost before Clines had scolded him, a ground ball popped Dave in the eye. "But I stayed with it," Parker said, "and I still like first base, al- thhough I would just as soon play the outfield. Main thing is, I just want to play". .. .Richie Zisk has bought a home in Pittsburgh. The Pirate outfielder says it's in the Mt. Lebanon section, between the airport and the city. Which nrineans Richie plans to be around Pittsburgh for 'ar time.. .. Whipped Before They Start There is much to be said in favor of girls' athletics. But a few more incidents such as those taking place at Laidley Field during track meets there could beat the program even before it begins. From a junior high meet last week, the report conies that a John Adams gal called a DuPont gal a bad name. And so the DuPont gal got her gang together and waited for the name-calling gal on the parking lot after the meet. There were complications, however, as the name-calling gal had changed her numbered shirt with another John Adams gal. She then became the target for the mob, which surrounded an automobile in which the girls were to ride home. Some quick rolling up of the car windows prevented any serious damage but one of the DuPont girls did get in a good lick on the head of a John Adams girl with a baton. Sam Huff made middle linebacker a household word, but he'll turn his nonviolent side tonight at the Civic Center. H u f f , now a sharp bread winner for the Marriott chain, will deliver the principal ad- dress at the 28th Victory Awards Dinner. He'll have an audience of approximately 500, including athletic greats of the past and present, at the 6 p.m. all- sports banquet sponsored by Kennedy Award Donor Congratulates Danny Shute Parker Wilson of the Kennedy the eve of the Award, Victory And this little gal, of course, was completely innocent of any wrong-doing.... * * * "Been Going On For Years" As we have written so many times before, Laidley Field has become such a danger spot that there should never be any activities there without police protection. As far as we know, there are never any faculty representatives from the schools attend these girl track meets there. And last week when the principals were advised of the baton-beating, it is reported that both the John Adams and the DuPont principal passed it off with statements something like: "Oh well, these things like this have been going on at a Laidley Field for a longtime." Which is typical of our school administration today. They don't want to become involved. This not only applies to the principals but the higher ups in the school system. Most of the hoodlums who stir up trouble there used to strike at night. But now it isn't even safe there in the daytime. And, mark this down, one of these days there's going to be a real tragedy there unless some measures are taken to protect the people who go there for athletic events. . . . * * * How About A Decent Scoreboard? Speaking of Laidley Field, which has given Charleston its claim to the title of "state track capital of West Virginia," and with plans going forward to make our city the nation's home of track and field's "Hall of Fame," isn't it about time some things are done to bring Laidley Field up to decent standards? There's already an all-weather track there, but that's where the upgrading has ended. There is NO space for reporters, who cover the meets, and there is NO acceptable Scoreboard to give the spectators an inkling of what's going on. The only semblance of a Scoreboard is a small and disgraceful blackboard attached to the P.A. bench along the finish line. And most of this is hidden by the P.A. men and the little girls who pass out the medals. A good Scoreboard wouldn't cost much. We are sure local track enthusiasts would contribute to buying one. And it would be nice if the writers wouldn't have to stand and/or roam the field in search of the results * * * Danny Cook to Annapolis? Word is that Danny Cook, who was a standout quarterback and defensive safety for Frank Vincent's Charleston Mountain Lions until an injury laid him low last year, is heading for Annapolis and a football career with Navy. He not only is a good football player but a standout man in track's 440 and mile relays. Also an excellent student. He's the third of five CHS seniors to be heading for a football scholarship. Tackles Tom Marcum will attend Marshall and Martin Miller will go to Fairmont, it is reported. .. .The V. A. D. tonight may be a long sKow but that old master toastmaster Wilfred "Squib" Wilson, the Fairmont a.d., will run the program in a hurry. It's nice to have "Squib" with us but most unfortunate that not all of the West Virginia Conference schools will be here to take in the dinner which is in celebration of its 50th anniversary. . . . John Dwight Kennedy, donor sent the following telegram on Awards Dinner: Please convey my heartiest congratulations to Danny Williams for his unique achievement in winning the Harry H. Kennedy Memorial Award for the second time. I share your pride in this outstanding football player and wish him every success in the future." The telegram was routed through A. L. Hardman, executive sports editor of the Charleston Gazette and Sunday Gazette-Mail, who tabulates the Kennedy Award balloting by members of the West Virginia Sports Writers' Assn. Golf Entries Being Taken The Women's West Virginia Golf Assn. is accepting entries for its 51st State Tournament, which will be held July 15-19 at Berry Hill Country Club. The entry fee is $15 for women golfers of member clubs and $25 for non members. The entry dreadline is June 14. Entries may be sent to Mr. Fred W. McClure, tournament c h a i r m a n , 1137 Emerald Road, Charleston, W. Va. 25314. The field will be limited to 96 players. Haddix Added To Old-Timers CINCINNATI (AP) - No hit pitchers Harvey Haddix and Ken Johnson have been added to the list of those who will play against former batting champions June 15 in the Cincinnati Reds Old Timers Game. Haddix went 12 perfect innings in 1959 before losing to the Milwaukee Braves in the 13th. Johnson fired a no-hitter against Cincinnati in 1964, but lost 1-0. Also accepting were hitting stars Johnny Mize and Mickey Vernon. Mize won the 1939 National League title and Vernon . was a two-time champ for Washington. the West Virginia Sports Writers' Assn. Huff blossomed into an all- pro linebacker after wearing with Ail-American distinction the mustard Gold and Blue of West Virginia University during the late Pappy Lewis Football dynasty. The dinner will center around the 50th anniversary of the West Virginia Conference, its first and retiring commissioner, George Springer, and its champions as well as high school All-State and championship teams. » * * SPECIAL AWARDS will go to two-time Kennedy Award winner Danny Williams of DuPont High School; Danny Buggs of WVU, Amateur Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Year; Don McKibben of Lewis County High School, Lineman of the Year; Maurice Robinson of Welch High School, Basket- ball Player of the Year; Joe Retton of Fairmont State, College Coach of the Year, and Don Arthur, East Bank's High School Coach of the Year. On a national level, Dan Hose of United Press International will deliver the UPI small college basketball trophy to Retton. Retton's Falcons finished on top of the UPI board of coaches small college basketball poll. The five newest members of the sports writers' Hall of Fame -- Ed Tutwiler.Joe Miller, Russ Parsons, Bob Gain and Leonard "Feets" Barnum -- will be presented. Of the scholastic championship teams, East Bank, celebrating its second Class AAA football title in three seasons, will have the largest delegation. . The Charleston Charlies will open the Watt Powell SAM HUFF Main Speaker gates to all All-Staters today. The Charlies take on Tidewater in a doubleheader. MOVING? Sell the furniture and appliances you don't need with a fast acting, low cost Gazette- Mail Want Ad. Just call 348-4848 and let one of our friendly Advisors help you word your result getting ad! Snead Has 66; Tut 67 S^OAK HILL - Agless Sam Snead shot a 66 round and his ;old buddy, Ed Tutwiler, carded a 67 score Saturday to highlight "Ed Tutwiler Day" fes- ·tivities at White Oak Country 1'. State Amateur champion Bill Campbell of Huntington ·also played with his old friend arid rival, Tutwiler, but did n0t turn in a scorecard. White Oak club champion Bill Mc. Knight completed the foursome and had a 74 on the par ;70 White Oak course. ; "Sam and I bad a lot of fun .playing with Bill and McKnight," commented Tutwiler. "We hit some good shots ; and shanked a few but it was v great seeing some of my old friends. It's the first time I've played here in at least 10 ;years." "-Tutwiler, who now lives in .Indianapolis, first started playing golf at the White Oak Bears' Butkus May Return - ^CHICAGO (AP) - Veteran ^linebacker Dick Butkus may , -be able to return to the lineup : "oif the Chicago Bears if he has [ surgery on his deteriorating Iknee, owner George Halas ·said Saturday. ",; Halas said there seem to be , many medical opinions on the -subject and "we have received several that indicate ; .there is hope that he will be 1 "able to play after surgery. ··; "We want Dick to see a doctor or doctors... and whatever the medical expenses for the ^consultation and for any sur- jgery, the Bears will pay it." . "Butkus said, "I want to try lp play football again with the -·Bears in 1975." B u t k u s has ''written off the 1974 season as a player and has not yet rejected a Bear proposal that he work out the four remaining years of his contract in some capacity if he is u n a b l e to play. course at the age of 10 and was club champion at 15. He still holds the course record of 62. Tut, who won 11 State Amateur golf titles, will be inducted into the West Virginia Sports Hall of Fame at the Victory Awards Dinner tonight at the Charleston Civic Center. * * * IN CONJUNCTION with "Ed Tutwiler Day" at White Oak, club manager Bill Miller arranged a 36-hole tournament of Champions involving 11 area club golf champions. Lefty Bob Johnson of Berry Hills took the first day lead with an even par 70 round. Harold Payne of Sleepy Hollow is a stroke back at 71. W h i t e oak c h a m p i o n McKnight is third at 74. Lester Miller Jr. of Hawk's Nest and Dick Hedge of Meadowbrook carded 75s. Ned Payne of Black Knight, Brian K n e a f s e y of G u y a n and George Bryant Jr. of Kanawha all had 76s. Then came Fred Lancaster of Summersville with 77, Tom Bowles of Edgewood with 79 and Carl Lytle of Sandy Brae with 89s. 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