The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on June 8, 1969 · Page 10
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It Sunday, June 8, 1969 For Willie Mays' Son, Mike Education Will Come First Ira Berkow JVEA Sports Editor NEW YORK— (NEA) — It was deep in the Depression days, Willie Howard Mays Sr. was saying, and he would come home from his good jol)—"breezy and easy"—in the supply room at the U.S. Stcci plant in Hirmingham. Ala., and after supper sit on the floor with his infant son and roll a rubber ball to him. "I wanted Willie to be a good baseball player," he said, "because if you were a ballplayer you'd play on the company team in the city league. And the good players got the soft jobs. "Willie loved to play ball even when lie was a tot. And "If I'd get up to go read the newspaper or something, little Wlllic'd burst out crying because he wanted to play some more." Willie Mays Sr., now 59, stood outside the San Francisco Giants locker room at Shea Stadium and smiled about those davs when a $100-a-week salary was as foolish a dream as a black man playing in the big leagues and earning 5100,000 a year, which, of course, is what Willie Howard Mays Jr. goes about doing these days. It is what Willie Mays Sr., who once played center field for the highly respected Birmingham Black Barons, would like to have done, too. But it is probably not what Michael Mays, ag'i 10, will be doing. Mike is the son of the Giants' centerfielder. And he and his father have never sat on a floor and rolled a rubber ball back and forth. For Mike's father, when he was a boy, dexterity with a ball could mean an easier life. But Mike's father and grandfather believe that to try to develop Mike into a star ballplayer would be putting an unfair burden on him. "Willie and 1 talked about it when Mike was young," said Willie Sr. "We decided that it would be wrong to emphasize baseball to him." Willie Jr. said, "I don't want Mike to become a baseball player, unless, of course, he wants to. But I Ihink It would be too much pressure for him to have to measure up to me. What I want him to do Is get that education. After that, he can do anything he wants." II was mentioned that Mickey Mantle has a teen-age son who plays on a military school team and Mickey Jr. gets so Nervous when his father is at the game that his father, without son knowing, has watched games from far away with binoculars. "Mike's not in a Little League now," said Willie Jr., "and even if he were 1 wouldn't want to see him play. I'd be afraid I'd critici/e him. "I didn't want my father to see me play, either, though we did play together for a half year. (They played on the Fairfteld Fled Sox, a local Birmingham team.) Did Willie's father criticize him? "You bet I did," said Willie Sr., smiling with the same broad boyish smile that his son inherited. "At one time Willie was a pitcher, too. In fact, the Boston Braves wanted to sign him as a pitcher. But one day when Willie was 15 or so he pitched a game and won it with a home run in the iast inning. He came home and collapsed. I told him that he'd better stick to the outfield. "But you know, Mike is smarter than Willie was when he was coming up. I think kids in general are smarter than they used to be. It's television that's done it, probably. "Before Mike was even five years old he could count to HK) forward and backward, stop, talk and what not, and then go on counting. "Mike likes baseball, but not the way Willie did when he was 10. Of course, in those days there wasn't much of anything else for a kid to do but play baseball. Mike knows his father is a star player, and Mike thinks Willie's the greatest, that there's no one else. "But we never ask him what he wants to be when he grows up. We're afraid he might say 'baseball player.' " (Hcwspopcr Enterprise Ann.) Sun Classified Ads STATED MBETIMO o« Ct* or MYOJ LtxlB« N°. n1 ' A.F. 1. A.M.. Wll » helJ Soiurilay. June 1, 196», 7:30 p.m. All members ore ura- •d to attend, jo|ournlr>9 Brelhrtn cordially Invited. G. D. Mulkcy. W.M. B. P. Fov»l«r, S*c'y GARAGE JAL6 - 1«0« f. Foyto, W«d.. hurs.7 Frl. Gins, boys clothlnc lufril- ru« oppHonCTS wlfl, bowling ball etc. THREE BOOMS FURNITURE — M««. Regular price »3»,M. lor Wlc*w« Jothinn *>wn, W.75 p*r week. Big World MJRNITURE corrwr N. Main and D«f« 2J-5145. Special MottaM I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE for any debts Incurred by anyone other Ihon myself. Wayne L. Emonue! d*or«s«i pr» - TotHnV bldi on II Inrti ShlH«Y T.mel. doll, mint condition. THE LITTLE OLA3S SHACK, 703 North Rood oHGOfthRMd. TIMBER WANTED — Pin* and hero- wood, log and pulpwood and estimated. Purchases In bulk or per thousand and milts. HERB TIMBER CO., Box 15. Liberty, Texas. 77575. Phone 336-3841, Liberty or 5-19-2401 Devers, R. B. Evan*. HEV BOYS AND GIRLS! I I I I Place your free ad June 1-15 Cuy—Sell—or Irade Sho^e unused Items. Even got a |abl CLASSIFIED ADVERTISERS an urgtt to checfc the first Insertion of on ad for possible errors. The Baytown Sun will no-charge for an Incorrect od II the advertiser calls the classified department before rho second Insertion. MOST REASONABLE men in town, men ar ladles, appoinmwnrs optional. TEXAS BARBER SHOP, 16 S. AshtMl, 422-MK. I-C Geuage Sol* PORCH SALE — 303 Travis, Monday ana Tuesday, Jane 9, 10. Articles from S.05 to UO. GARAGE SALE — 304 Live Oak, Starts Monday B a.m. sharp! Six I'amltles, fur- nllure. refrigerator, clothing, hardware file. ',1, B.'S MOVING TO HIS NEW HOME Cleaning House!! GARAGE SALE — 2Z7 W. JomeS, MOn day 'til? Jim Meam, bohlcs, odds and ends, dairies oalore. GARAGE SALE — 5119 Lorraine — Sat urday, Everylhlng including furnltun ond bedspreads, clolhlng. MICHAEL MAYS, 10, son of Willie, plays catch with himself during San Francisco Giants' game. He caught ball when it landed In stands. ITS A LONG wet (rail "awlnding" as members of the 1st Marine Division's 5th Marines cross the Vu Gia River 17 miles south of Da iirtug timing n;t-em action. They were pursu Ing an enemy force of nboul 4M. (UPI Tele photo) VfefiL' ,«*•£' tj ^!«a GARAGE SALE — 301 Greshnm, Tu«s. Wed., Thurs.. e a.m. to 7 p.m. Furnl ture, antiques, clothes, plants, mlscel laneous. GARAGE SALE - m CoblMsi Won. rues. 9 til 4 p.m. Clothing; ladles, baby to 6 years. Lois of bargains. 8IG GARAGE SALE — CroJby, ISM FM 2100. Starts June 9 till? Several torn Hies, clothes, shoes, plostlc molds, etc ANTIQUES *,<* from l»Yln« "Ip. >-•*» ol wlorj.1 /, of i/- PRICE SALE!! FAYE'S FASHIONS un Pork, «i-s«i Monuments-Lots FOUR CEMETERY LOTS — Loaned In Memory Gardens, $175 cash. For com- ple-le details call RAY8ORN JOHNSON, INC., 427-17M; Glen Erwln, 424-7847. 5. Personals YIPEEE ! I I MONEY FOR summer fun ... Get a lob boys and girls by placing your ad freel June MS. tNCREASES KCADERSHIP TAYLOR HAMMACK — Formerly of Baytown says "If you are fn San Marcus this summer, visit us at the Mustang Motel," On Int. 35, off Riverside Dr. ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS — Information on alcoholism. If you have a drinking probtom Call J27-WOO. Lett-Found LOST — Thursday, tjlnck Poodle, vicinity Eos! Fayle. Please coll 427-1968. DOG FOUND — Young ,')ipeckinl mother. Wirerialred terrier type, very nice. Country Club area, 424-5178. LOST — Brown pur« ond bidck nrnWo prescription glasses, 2 weeks ago, Please coll 426-2424. Classified Display Classified Display DURH of Pasadena, Texas ANNOUNCES NEW CLASSES • I'BX Receptionist • Drafting • IBM • Typing-Shorthand FREE Parking • Secretarial • Bookkeeping • Office Machines • Accounting FREE Placement Mail Coupon Today For Free Bulletin I Name Phone I Street I D a.v QJ Night Q Slimmer Course Q Student Loan i 242 West Pasadena Freeway 47S-Z8«S Ask About Veteran Approved Courses Actor Works 40 Hours A Week As Policeman RESCUE WORKERS SHUFFLE tbroagh wreckage of Mexl- cana Airlines' Boeing 727 jetliner which crashed into a *,fKK> foot mountain peak Jane 4, near Monterrey, Mexico, killing all 79 persons aboard. Rescue workers reported that only bones and ashes remained after the crash. Try Sun Classified Ads Today! Over 700 Established and More Coming Sports Camps a Flourishing Business for Athletes By LEE MUELLER NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK — ( NEA) — It all began somewhere in the dew-dipped Catskills almost 20 years ago, they say, when a fellow named' Kutsher decided it was time somebody invented the sports camp. Now, they say, nobody is sure where it will all end. At last report, in fact, the sports camps of America were about to replace fire extinguishers, hamburgers, fried chicken and carry-out pasta as supreme off-season money-makers for coaches and professional athletes. Only U.S. Army Reserve camps are more popular. The last five years have seen young boys sent off to such distant points as Bridgewater, Va., and Covington, La., at a rate (number and expense) even draft boards wouldn't believe. Latest estimates are that more than 700 sports camps now exist, with more on the way. The original concept was simple and effective. Sports camps were formulated by: • An established coach or pro athlete who would give his name to a camp which would specialize in his field. • Renting a c a m p site (usually a college gym and dormitory) where boys could JOHNNY UNITAS has some tips for youngsters at his All-America Sports Camp, one of nation's largest. be housed and fed. • Hiring a staff of area high school or college coaches and some players to help conduct the camp. • And usually bringing in at least one big name star for one day to perhaps stage a shooting exhibition and meet the kids. The camps usually consisted of two one-week sessions, with about 200 boys paying between $60 and $100 each for his six-day stay. Obviously, the camps made money and, inevitably, several major universities found it saved revenue for their coaches to conduct camps. Down in Durham, N.C., for instance, Duke University reportedly paid its former basketball coach, Vic fluhas, a modest $16,000 a year for his fine talents. The school, however, donated the use of its gymnasium and dormitory facilities to Bubas and fed each of his campers for 99 cents a day. Bubas, it is said, made about $25,000 extra on the camp each summer. Lately, however, professional athletes have been taking over the sports camp business. No fewer than seven member. 1 ? of the Boston Celtics are conducting their own individual basket- ball camps, while guys like Jerry West get $1,000 for a one-day visit. In San Francisco, Warrior players Jeff Mullins and Jim King decided to start their camp this summer. "We wanted to locate somewhere in Connecticut," said Mullins, "but we started checking and there must have been at least 300 camps already on the east coast. You just wouldn't believe how many brochures and ads we saw." Perhaps the largest and, big name-wise, most impressive camp in (he country is the Johnny Unitas All- America Sports Camps, Inc., which — says the quarterback—is headed for national proportions. Unitas and teammate Jimmy Orr have recruited 21 ^"super-super" National Football League players— guys like John Mackey, Dan Reeves, Bill Kolmer, Bubba Smith, Chris Hanburger and Earl Morrall — as a full- time staff to conduct one- week sessions in Baltimore, Atlanta, New Orleans and Greensboro, N.C. Rick Barry will handle the basketball division of Unitas' corporation which, he says, will extend into places like Miami, Dallas, Detroit, San Francisco and Los Angeles next year. One of Johnny U.'s former teammates, meanwhile, has already shown the serious level which sports camps have reached. While most sports camps dab in a bit of everything, ex-receiver Raymond Berry has narrowed his camp's scope considerably. Berry says he operates the only offensive end camp in the country. (Nefripoper enterprise Assn.) Keeping It Under The Hat Keeping something under his hat? A burglar found this to be so at 2123 Avon where he took |15 in bills and an undetermined amount of money in coins. All the- money was under a hat on a chair, the owner Willard Cowins told police. Co wins said the money was stolen sometime between 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 8:30 a.m. Friday. THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Recently a burglary suspect peered Into the face of the investigating detective and inquired, "Say—aren'l you that actor on TV?" "Nah, I Just look like him," said the detective, and he continued his interrogation. Such inquires are sometimes put to Ventura County sheriffs Deputy Michael O'Shea, but most people never suspect that an actor would be doing actual police work. He usually introduces himself as Michael Shaw to forestall recognition. Film fans and students of the late, late show will recall O'Shea as the bustling, fast-talking star of "Lady of Burlesque," "Mr. District Attorney,'.' "Captain China," "Fixed Bayonets" and a few dozen other films. He also costarred with James Dunn and Bill Bishop in a television series, "It's a Great Life." O'Shea now lives In this hilly community 30 miles north of Hollywood with his wife, actress Virginia Mayo, and their daughter Mary, 16. He still takes an occasional acting job, but his principal activity is working full time for the Ventura County Sheriffs Department. "Ive been on the night shift from 4 to 12, but now I'm going on 8 to 4 in the morning," he said. "I work with a younger man, and we travel all over the county on burglaries, robberies, murders—whatever can't be handled by the black-and-white [patrol) cars. He turned to acting on the Broadway stage and then in films, but his ambition to be a cop never died. One night he met the Los Angeles County sheriff at a party and told him of his offstage interest. The next day the actor was sworn in as a deputy, and he put tri duty in the tough Firestone and East Los Angeles districts., Attend Church Sunday LEGAL NOTICE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION HEARINGS FOR THE YEAR 19«: Notice is hereby given that the'Tax Board of Equalization for the City of Baytown, Texas, will be In session In the Conference Room of the City Hall, 2401 Market Street at 9:00 a.m. Jure 12, ,19*9, for Uie purpose of equalizing the value of Oil producing properties, Utilities, Industrial Compar.Ecz, Railroads, 'and Pipeline Companies. : Sessions on June 17, 18, 19, IMS at 9:00 i.m. will be held for the purpose of equalizing the value of local Real Estate and Personal Properties, situated In the corporate limits of the City of Baytown, Texas, County of Harris, for the year 1949. Any and aU persons desiring to meet with said Hoard are requested tn contact the tax department at the City Hall for appointment. : BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION I C. I,. Umholu Chairman of the Board WIVES, CHILDREN *mt reUOre* «f 74 ultor* killed when tke destroyer Frank E. Evaw was sliced hi half by the Australian aircraft carrier Melbourne attended a special service at (be Long Beach Navy Yard Sunday. l»ride mingle* with grief as relatives of tot crewmen are given memorial flags. (UPI Tefepfcoto)

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