Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 14, 1968 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 14, 1968
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HOfi (Mn) STJUlf ffirtll wf futtf tSWtoff Won Races in a "Walk' THOMAS NEA SpdfH Writer NEW YORK Therc is ofity ohc event in which a track coach fttlghl shout to his pupil, "Walk — don't rim," but then the sport of walking Is an unusual one anyway—with all softs of unusual guys competing. Some Wear funny hats, some wear beards. All of them wob* ble from side to side, arms swinging, heads bobbing and weaving, cadh face reflecting the wish to break into a dead run and whoosh right by the other athletes. For the fans, the walking event is a good time to have a few laughs or go stand In line for hot dogs, During some track meets and at the Olympics, the long-distance walkers usually take a lap around the stadium track, then head out Into town for the remainder of the stroll, finishing up back at the stadium to a round of applause. At least they get encouragement during those last few steps. America hasn't produced many outstanding competitive walkers. In international meetSj the U.S. guys usually come in about 732nd. After competing in the 1964 Olympic trials, one athlete was given a ticket for jaywalking. Although a career as a long- distance walker doesn't appeal to many men, it's one sport that exercises every muscle in the body and is also demanding, The walker must heel and toe as fast as he can without breaking into a run. Most walkers are former distance runners who still enjoy striding for the tape. Ronald Zinn of Orland Park, 111., was one of them. While at the U.S. Military Academy, he lettered In track and dfos$> country running. He also set foui 1 American walking fe« cords from two to five miles. In the I960 Olympics, he finished 19lh IH the ao-kilometer race (over 12 miles), highest ever by an American, Sound unimpressive? Then try on a statistic for size. In 1962, he established the U.S. Indoor record for one mile* walking the distance in six minutes, 18 seconds. Most guys can't even run It that fast. Upon graduation from West Point, Zinn was commissioned as a lieutenant and continued In competition. At the Tokyo games, he earned prestige for the U.S. track team by taking sixth place In the 20-kilometer race. He was nominated by the AAU for the Sullivan award the following year. At 26, Ron Zlnn looked forward to the Mexico City Games and the possibility of becoming the first American ever to win a medal in his sport. But his destination lay not with the '68 Olympians but with the 173d Airborne Brigade. In May of 1965, he was sent to Vietnam. Two months later, he was killed in action. UK!I IT NAME, WRONG STEP MIAMI, l-'ln. (AP) Dancer's Image, now at Ilialcah, was odds- on and racing well in front in the New Year's Handicap at Laurel when he spoiled a piece of paper on the truck, procrastinated iind lost the race, l-'ans rewarded him wiih a shower of snowballs,. TRAVEL HORSE CHAMP MIAMI, l-'lu. (Al>) CVar Alexander, Guslave Ring's .Vyeiir-old race horse, now al Mialean. gels the Travel Club award for 1967. The Irish-bred colt began his racing career in l-nglancl in April, svus in (•'ranee for the summer, Germany for the fall, and in New York for the early winter scene. Phone PR7-5777 Howard: / Need Money t'K> nj ?.<l)wr,d fi.l.,9irt>A Httiit <:••"-">•• -" ' ,.••<••"-»>•' I Get from Baseball POMPANO BEACH, Fla.—(NEA)--Soliloquy by Frank Oliver Howard, who is known as Hondo and has signed a contract for more money than any baseball player in the history of Washington, D.C.: "In baseball, it's not how much you made that counts, but how much you saved. There's nothing else when you're through. I'm not talking about superstars. There are only five, six of them. A superstar can do five things great. I could do two of them—hit with power and throw. And after I hurt my arm, I could do only one. "I am just an ordinary run of guy. They're going to forget me the day I'm through playing. So I want to give my family security. "But I can make a living in baseball. I can be a damn good ballplayer. I never tried to kid myself. I need the money I get from baseball," (Note: Frank Howard has five children and also works in the winter as a salesman for a Green Bay, Wis., paper company. He would like to sit down some day with Vince Lombardi and talk about the psychology of being a professional athlete. When he was holding out, George Selkirk, the general manager of the Senators, said contemptuously he could not run, throw or field.) Continued Howard: "I thought it was a general manager talking. I'd be lying if 1 didn't say 1 was hurt. I'm no defensive genius, but 1 don't hurt the club. I'm not the greatest player in the world, but I'm damn sure not the worst. I think I deserve what I'm getting. Or let 'em get somebody else to play left field. "I handle my negotiations as a gentleman. He wrote me a letter before I came down here and apologized if I took what was written in the newspapers seriously. "If I thought I was holding 'em (the Senators) up or stuck a gun to their heads, I would have signed right away. I don't use a lawyer or an agent. I've been negotiating for myself all my life. I made my own living as a kid in Columbus, Ohio. I shined shoes, set pins in a bowling alley, caddie;!, repaired lawns. Started working soon as I could walk, "We're jiving in the highest period of prosperity in our nation. You're my boss. I like to feel you have enough respect to pay me what I'm worth. I'm 31 years old and going into my ninth year in the majors. I've had two out' standing seasons. No, let's say last summer was just a good year. If I hadn't got hurt at the All-Star break—I twisted my knee and ankle—it would have been outstanding. I had 24 home runs at that point, and I'm sure I would have had 42 to •J5. "I think home runs. That's my job. Gil Hodges was disappointed in me the years I hit .289 and .278. He came to me and said, 'You're a funny guy, Frank- Npbody can reach you.' "And maybe that's true. I've never depended on too many people. »Vou like it here,' Gil said, 'you do it my way.' Helluva man and helluva manager. He spread my stance and told me to put the ball in the air more. With my power, the homers would fall in- Gil said, my average wouldn't suffer if J get it right. My average went down, but that's because I didn't get it entirely right." (Note; Frank Howard batted .256 for Washington last year, but hit 36 homers and drove in 89 runs.) "Jim kempn, our new manager, has the same ideas about my hitting th§t Gil had,. So I'm going to keep doing the same thing. I'm going to try tp play this game several more years. For financial reasons. I learned one thing early from the people I dealt with- YPU sell yourself cheap, you'll be doing it (he rest of ypur life. "Negotiating j§ ihe worst pill pf the whole thing. Now all 1 got to do is worry ibout the euj-ye bill." And Frank fiPWard trotted his 6^ bulk out into the sun. holding a bat like a. tpjothpick. In hjs locker was a signed contract for I47JP0- Thjt's mwe JJW Walter Johnson eyer made in one season- Or Jpe ProjUfl PI' Goose Goslin or Sam Rice. They all played, for Wasjingtpii. too. And they're all in the }la|l of Refrigerator Freezers March Winds Are Blowing Savings Your Way! Westlnghouse Refrigerator 14 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator-Freezer A* juttabU Full-Wldth Shtlvtt for rnof. fitxiblt food arrant* imnt Slim-Wall liMiilatlfM that in$'"••• food atoraia area by 33Mi%. Copper or White Colors Auto Ice Maker. Was $375.00 Now ? I- 325 No Money Down TELEVISION Limited Number AS Little AS $3.50 Week ELECTRIC RANGE No Money Down - Easy Terms 1 Only * Was 199.95 Now Only 2.00 Per Week Westinghouse FREEZER NO MONEY DOWN 399 Only $5 Per Week h I KFH364 95 WT White Or Copper Only $2,50 Per Week 198' BUDGET 17 cU. ft.-859 pound capacity Recessed Control SLIM-WALL Insulation Plus 3-Year Food Spoilage Warranty, Built-in Quality OO 19ft Limited Number As Little As $2.75 Week CLOTHES DRYER I Model DGH 350 HEAVY DUTY 15 Lbs. CLOTHES DRYER .Automatic Time Control with automatic shut-off . 3 Temperature Settings: Regular for regular fabrics and Wash 'N Wear- Low for delicates— Air Fluff for pillows, winter-stored clothes, etc. . Easy-to-Reach Unt Collector . Balanced Air Flow System . Standing Pilot with Safety Shut-Off for Main Burner and Pilot Burner, Only 1.75 Per Week All Purpose Stadium Cushion IDEAL FOR FISHERMEN IN CUSHION POCKET FOR RAIN PONCHO _ Plenty Of FREE PARKING Electric Coffee Pot 9 Cup Only [95 Blinker Lantern o,uy *1 19 JUST SAY "CHARGE IT" AT GOODYEAR Westlnghouse WASHER ECONOMY AGITATOR WASHER ,2 Water Temperatures: Warm Pre.Wash gives heavily soiled garments extra treatment prior to regular Hot Wash.Warm Rinse washing. Automatic Fill (time Lock, Porcelain Enamel Tub, »199 9 J! Model LAH250 I f I ! SERVICE STORE Third & Fiflf §tf§itl Hope, Ark. nwn

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