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Notebook At the beginning of August it is not too early to think about hunting. But not the pipe-dream thoughts of stag elk and mossy white-tail bucks. What's necessary is a good deal of thought about the hunter's place in the field of game conservation. Is conservation serving the interests of hunting, or is hunting a tool of conservation? It can to a two-way street, and in many regions of the United States posted seasons and limits indicate that "trophy" hunting nnd indiscriminate thinning of vegetarian big game herds is on the way out In Colorado, under the name of "happy hunting spree," game conservationists have instituted a big game season and schedule which reads something like a list of departing trains at Grand Central Station. There will be 11 special deer seasons in that state, as well as "hunter's choice" elk permits designed for highly concentrated control of herds on local level.
Some permits allow up to three deer, while permit thr taking ol antler-less elk. Even though the seasons are lagged a hunting Is controlled by locality and by need. Thr fanciful name serves to show that hunters and conservationists can both be happy at once. For years, hunters have justified their places in the field by terming themselves replacements for disappearing predators. They have been keeping "nature's balance" according to the ancient law of survival But the hunter who always goes after a trophy animal forgets that it was easier for the wolf, bear or mountain lion to take a doe or a weakened animal.
This, ideally, was the balance of nature. The law was survival of the fittest, and it worked well. Not only was the number of any given herd kept within the limit of the habitat, but the stock which survived was the cream, not the cull of the herd Today's primary predator, armed with a reasoning mind and modern hunting equipment, has his choice. He Is by no means limited to dropping stragglers from the tail of a herd, or picking weaklings from the brush. In the past, the hunter has even been encouraged or required to limit his choice to the strong adult male.
It looks good stuffed, but it might have looked better in breeding figures. Now, in almost every state with sutitabte habitat, big game populations are on the upswing. Seasons are being opened and expanded throughout the country as they have been for Illinois deer in the past seven years. More and more the hunter will be presented with a choice of his own. Regulations will give him an opportunity to shoot wisely Thr challenge of hunting has been measured in ivory anri rhino horns In Africa, the curl of a ram's horn and the Irnglh of a bear skin.
But there is an equal challenge in hunting with an eye toward the future of the species, be it elk, deer or antelope. In selected areas the bold challenge awaits today's hunter. How many can let the antlered buck pass while waiting for doc' Record 63 By Griffith Paces 'Evans 9 Isaac Griffith a Chicagoan playing unattached, rat-lied White Pines' South Course with a scorching, rec- i K3 to grab a three lead in Tuesday's opening lound of thr Eighth Annual Chick Evans Amateur. Griffith's blistering round erased the former record of lil (by several players) from the books and led five par breakers home in the 1 171 man field. from the North Course replacing Ten featured Grif- ne same holes from tne Soutit i track.
The switch will add 440 i round and left yards 0 he 63M yard plo him three up on Wayne Os- go trod the first two days, borne, ol Oak Park, who and increase par from 70 to 71. Also at stake is the team title, won last year by the host White Pines entry of Harold Erickson, Frank Hulka and Bill McGurn, who totaled 431 for 36 holes. fat-limned a NKXT IN line was Hick Hae- Rcle, representing Kishwaukce whose 32-36--6H was a better than the 69's card- ctl by Joe McDermott. Palos and Jeff Jones of Crystal 1-akc. No one matched the par of 70, hut Dean Lind.
of Rockford, and The proceeds of the tournament will go into the "College Award" fund, a scholarship which goes annually to a deserving and needy member of the (icnc McCauliff, another Chica- i Chicago Boys' Club. goan, turned in 71's. I Defending champion Naronde Nanmam, of Highwood, lagged KeCOrtl nine strokes back at 72. The field played another 18 yesterday, and the low 100 qualify for the final 36, to be played today and tomor- lou (Friday). TL'KSDAY'S low scores may rise in the last 36 holes.
The first two rounds were played on the South Course The course will be redirected for the final 3K i the Ibth. 17th and 18th SWIM POOL CHEMICALS I Wrltt fer Our iw Mctj IOC In ir llOIlt: "Villf HfMtn, Twr Swlmmlnf It YW." CO. 5331 SK Chie.qc 31. III. Mm--MMtn Wtin Links Headliner August 18 Golf Teams on Top Saturday Qualify for Paddock Tourney DEFENDING CHAMPION, Norando Nannlni takes turf as he fires his approach on number four in Tuesday play In the Chick Evans Amateur at White Pines.
Nannlni will have to rally it he hopes to repeat. His first round 72 left him nine strokes back of the record 63 turned in by Isaac Griffith. (Photo by Dave Fornell Another talented field is shaping up for the summer spectacular that has attracted area golfers since 1950. By Saturday, Aug. 3, the alignment will be set for Paddock Publications' 14th annual Inter-League handicap tournament.
First place teams of local divisions as of Saturday will be eligible for the links headliner at a i Hillcrest Golf Club on Saturday, Aug. 18. Several crack outfits already have qualified for the Paddock meet although there are some Friday divisions still to be heard from. They'll be in action tomorrow evening with tense action expected as the clubs battle for tourney slots. DEADLINE for entries is Saturday, Aug.
10, although Paddock's sports department encourages early filing for additional promotional purposes. Greens fees of $16 per four man team are to be paid at time of making entry to Tournament Manager, Paddock Publications, Arlington Heights. There will be no other costs to College League Has Bright Future, But Few Dividends Today by ED SAINSBURY VPI Sports Writer Chicago, (UPI) Organized baseball's "noble experiment" and $50,000 investment to subsidize amateur baseball may pay off, but not right away. The future for the Central Illinois Collegiate Baseball League looks bright, and perhaps some time the major leagues will reap dividends from their investment, $2,500 from the world To Second in 59ers League The Record climbed into second place in the Hoffman 59ers ladies golf league with an 11-3 victory over the Clothes Basket Tuesday. Plaza Liquors continues to hold the top rung with a two- point bulge over The Record.
Winners of the "Mystery Event" competition were (1) Darlene Koertgen; (2) Joy Keesee: and (3) Polly Culpepper. The standings: Plaza Liquors The Record Jupiter Cleaners 94 Frank's Clothes Basket Al Griffith CONVERTIBLE SOOItas mnrthw STADIUM MANNHIIM AND MVING PARK RACIN9 IVUY MIDAV SATURDAY SUNDAY series share of each of the 20 teams. This year the crop will be small, if there's enough to harvest. Though there are about 120 players on the six teams--P i Springfield, Bloomingtoti, Lincoln, Champaign-Urbane and Galesburg-even the most optimistic scout doesn't believe more than 10 have "major league potential." ONE MAJOR league scout, wht has watched the circuit of college players since its inception, said "There're no more than there are fingers on one hand, if that many." Still the majors may get their money's worth from intangibles this year and perhaps much more in time to come. The six- week operation of the league can't cost more than $50,000.
"The way we're set up," President Bob Stewart, who is Athletic Director of St. Louis University during the school year, said, "We only have to average 10 people per game at the gie to break even." That's because each team received $2,500 from the league to match locally raised funds. The collegiate baseball foundation pays the coaches, $1,500 each, the umpires, and all incidental expenses. THE PLAYERS are volunteers from colleges from coast to coast who want a chance to develop and display their baseball skills for major league ivory hunters. They are unpaid.
Instead each is guaranteed a job and the league seeks a min- imin wage of $50 per week. Some get more. One has a $3.75 hourly rate for 32 hours a week. Each team has one player whose job is groundskeeper or janitor at the ball park for the minimum. Some work in construction, some in offices.
There are dividends for some players. Tim Murtaugh, son of the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, catches for Bloomington. His job is in the actuarial department of a large insurance company, "It's good on-the-job-trainjng for me," he said. "I'm minor- ing in mathematics and I'm doing the same work that the com pany has college graduates doing." ANOTHER Bloomington player, Monty McBryde from Flor kia State, is the envy of the league because "be wears a white thirt and tie to work, has his own office, and a McBryde is majoring in insurance and it in tnt invMtmmti department of the insurance company. "We try to put these kids in jobs that fit their college cours- Stewart said.
"But for some we can't find anything that fits." The jobs are not sinecures. Two players working in construction found the labor too tough for ball players. They quit and got other jobs. NOR DOES the league put up with questionable activities off the field. Two players were dismissed because of such antics.
The players generally work full time or even extra hours on Monday and Friday, then half days or six hour days on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to put in their 32 hours a week. "You ought to see our games on Sunday only," Bill Wall, one of the administrators from MacMurray College, said. "The kids don't have to work Saturday so they're well rested and can play better." Generally the baseball is good. Branch Rickey said he couldn't rate it equal with Class but suggested it might be better. Coach Jack Horenberger of Illinois Wesleyan, who coaches the Btoomingtoc team, said it was "better than what I usually see in our type of competition, but I don't know whether it's better than that in major college leagues." "BUT I told that to a Big Ten audience over at he said, "and they told me it was better." The players, who were chosen for a one week tryout camp, are in the league because they want to make the majors and big money.
About 80 of them were recommended to the camp by major league teams, but only about half of these were good enough to play in the circuit. "One of the things the major leagues are getting out of Stewart said, "is that they can find out early whether the kids they're thinking of are go enough. If they can't make our Schedule Grid Registration In Bensenville Football registration for the Bensenville Little League will bit held Sunday, Aug. 17, and Sunday, Aug 24, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at Tioga School The registration is for boys eight through 13.
There is a $5 registration fee for the first boy and 13 for other boys in the family. league, I would think they could forget them." About 200 boys were invited to the camp, receiving their expenses. Others turned up, paying their own way, and those who mhde it had their expenses refunded. All had to be college underclassmen with at least one year of competition remaining. "WHETHER they make the major leagues or not," Horenberger said, "They'll be better college players in their remaining competition." There has been a in the amateur ranks that major league baseball might harpoon the infant circuit before it's really under way by signing some players after the season ends August 15, thus making them ineligible for college play.
But there's little likelihood of this. For one thing, it would be too late in the season to obtain much competition from the player this year. For another, there isn't any standout talent in the league at this time. Also, baseball has agreed it won't sign a college player until he's completed bis sophomore year and that rules out about half the league. FORTY-FOUR scouts and ev- evy major league team get full statistics on the league every week.
The players are under inspection constantly. No great dividends are in sight for the majors right now. But less than 15 years ago there were 49 minor leagues to stock the name teams Now there are 18. Maybe such circuits as the Central Illinois Collegiate Baseball League are the answer. The majors are spending $50,000 this year to find out.
competitors. BUSSE currently rests i Busse Automotive of the St. second place in league play and Raymond's league captured the wm need tn explosive effort den Acres layout cl tourney berth. Plaza Liquors Vaults to Ninth In Hoffman Golf Plaza Liquors captured low team net for the second time in three weeks with 185, won their fourth straight team victory and vaulted from the basement to a tie for ninth place with a 15-1 win over Snyders Drugs in the Hoffman men's golf league. Scott MacEachron salvaged the only point for the druggists by a i his match with a Reedy, while losing the medal play.
Alternate Roger Leland, subbing for Plaza Shell Cap- The Paddock tournament was initiated in 1950 with Arlington Bank of toe Arlington Heights capturing first place with a 285 net. The handsome first place trophy has been passed around among various leagues in Paddock's circulation area although the Mount Prospect Monday division enjoyed a three-year reign from 1954-1956 with Mount Prospect Hardware, unt Prospect Lions, and Whitton Realty. tain Roy Jenkins took individual low net with a 33 to help the Shelters nose out Roselle Ace Hardware 8-7. ONE-SIDED scores were in the majority as Monroe Auto Equipment blasted Tony's Sinclair 13-3, Jupiter Cleaners cleaned up on Kiczula Insurance Rainbow Inn took Roselle State Bank 1(H and Schaumrose Inn downed Roselle Color Center 9-7. Ray Larson shot the week's low gross 40 in a losing cause, bowing 0-3 to John Milke.
Point pacesetter Nick Choch- ron kept his individual lead alive with a 3 point sweep over Paul O'Dea and a Goetsch took over second place by taking three from Earl Conrad. Plaza Shell 119V4 Rainbow Inn 119Vi Monroe Auto Equip 117 Roselle State Bnk. Kiczula Insurance lOSVi Tony's Sinclair 101 Schaumrose Inn 96Vi Jupiter Cleaners 96Vz Roselle Ace Hdw. 95 Plaza Liquors 95 Snyder's Hoffman Drg 90Vi Roselle Color Gtr Seimers Stops DownersAgain, 2-1 on 3 Hits Perennial DuPage County Legion champion Downers Grove faces the distinct possibility of becoming a former champion, and if they do fail, the oft time champs can blame the bulk of their failure on a two headed lefty from Bensenville who signs his name 'Jim Three times Post 1205 coach John Giannini has called on the lanky youngster Weichert Replaces Lions Weichert Heating benefited from a heavy schedule that saw them take the fuld three last week, to vault past Lions No. 1 and into first place in the Major Division of the Itasca Little League The Heaters, a winner on all three occasions, one the big one on Tuesday, an 11-2 rout over Lions No.
1. Little and Binneboese did the hurling. With the same pair on the hill Thursday evening, Weichert's edged the Kiwanis Club, 7-5. Then, with EUsberg giving the two aces a helping hand, they completed the week with a repeat over the Kiwanis on Saturday, this time 8-3. Lions No.
1 bounced back on Saturday to edge Lions No. 2, 9-8 behind Ceding and Falkenberg. Earlier in the week Lions No. 2 had throttled the Itasca Bank, 6-1 with Dlugoscz and Kramar- cyzk doing the hurling, and on Friday the Bankers bounced back to whip Itasca Basket, 3-1. Neis and Schaper pitched for the winners.
STANDINGS Weichert Heating 10 4 Lions 1 9 4 Lions 2 7 7 Itasca Bank 6 8 Kiwanis Club 5 8 Itasca Basket 3 9 (SP to put the i on Downers. Three times the youngster has given him a victory, and his pitching success against them has been little short of phenomenal. In 21 innings against Downers, Seimers has allowed just one run and eight hits. Thirty-one hitters have gone down on strikes in the 21 frames. Seimers fired a one-hitter to delay Downers' victory in the pre-season tourney, and since has dealt them both of the losses they have suffered in league play.
THE MOST RECENT was a 2-1 three-hit effort on the Downers Grove diamond, Tuesday, June 23. It was a battle for the top spot in the DuPage race, with the result leaving Post 1205 on top with a comfy 14-1 mark, and Downers a game and a half back at 9-2. Seimers survived with just one mistake--a sixth inning hoper over the right field fence by Chuck Morrison in the sixth inning--and needed a brilliant defensive play by Cliff Stetter to ease a touchy situation in the seventh, but overall be was again the master. Eleven Downers hitters went down on strikes. Jerry Kucera was the tough luck loser for Downers.
It was the second time Bensenville has whipped the Downers right bander, and this time he pitched well enough to win. Kucera spaced eight Bensen ville hits nicely and fell just one short of Seimers' strikeout total. The first run he allowed was a gift. THAT CAME in the fifth With one out, Seimers hit a roller to the right side and was safe when the first baseman muffett it Jim Marinangel singled him to third, a wild pitch allowed him to score. The decisive run crossed the plate in the top of the sixth and Kucera had no one but himself to blame for this one.
Singles by Stetter, Engel and Picket filled the bases, and a walk to Carl Reed forced in a run. Further damage was avoided when Seimers missed the pitch on a suicide squeeze and Engel was railed at the plate. Downers made a serious gesture in the seventh. With one gone, John Lounibos singled. Seimers tried to pick him off, and when his throw got away, Lounibos moved to second.
Kucero dropped a fly into short left and Stetter's diving catch saved what would have turned into a run because the final out of the game was a fry to center. ROBERT T. PADDOCK (right), vice president of Paddock Publications, presents the Paddock and Jack Gunnell's trophies to winners Frank Matayas (left) and John Novotny during Golf and Dinner Outing for Randhurst employees and their friends. The festivities were held at Old Orchard Country Club. Matayas won the trophy for first low net with a 66, and Novotny carded a 67 for second tow net Cougars Shock Bobcats Past performances went out the window in toe first games of the second round of the Bensenville Ponytail league last week.
Two of the top three finishers in first round play were dealt defeats in their second half openers. The i came on Thursday evening when the Bobcats, undefeated first a champions, dropped a 6-5 verdict to the Cougars. Jackie Harmon putdueled Mary Economoc to gain the Cougar victory. The other upset saw the Leopards knock off the Jaquars, 2416 on Tuesday evening. Marsha Custer was the Leopard he.oine.
In addition to her pitcoicj duties, she banged out a pair of homers. Phyllis Strew homered for the losers. On Wednesday, the Wildcats the Panthers, 25-11. Jean Garry was the winning hurter for the Cats. Mary Chapman homered for the Panthers.
STANDINGS Cougars 1 Leopards 1 Wildcats i Bobcats 0 Jaquars 0 Panthers 0 To Wash Autos The Keeneyville Babe Ruth League will sponsor a car wash from 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. Saturday, August 3, at the Keeneyville Garage Shell Service on Lake two miles west of Roselle Rd.
Funds from the project will go to the support of the boys' baseball program. BROWN IROS. SALES Ml WM AIM. VM. PM.
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