Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on March 25, 1968 · Page 8
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, March 25, 1968
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f in Try to last Y*or ?' By DfCK COUCH ^Associated Press Spofts Writer 1 ' VERO BEACH, Flft, (Ap) ~ "'2oik> Vefsftlles has unpleftstfit memories of i§67 in Minnesota, ,'but his new Los Angeles team* '''mates are trying hard to help him lot get, .j: It's a kind of group therapy ^lor the Dodgers, They, too, have .been trying to forget 1967 all ."winter, u' Vefsalles, the American .-League's Most Valuable Player ,'in 1965, struggled through the .worst year of his career, batting "'just ,200 for the Twins and wish* ,ing he were miles away from .'.Minnesota. ',' The Dodgers, meanwhile, ,,.stumbled through their worst ^National League season in 62 _|years, finishing eighth after "'winning the pennant in 1966, n ; Now, Versalies is the Dodg* '.]srs' shortstop, having come to »','Los Angeles with another dis- .'.gruntled Twin, pitcher Jim i-prant, in a winter trade that sent catcher John Roseboro and relief pitchers Ron Perranoski and Bob Miller to Minnesota. • r '2oilo can return the favor by .plugging a big gap in the Dodgers' infield opened when shortstop Maury Wills was dealt to Pittsburgh last year, Wills hit .302 for the Pirates '•while Bob Bailey and Gene Ml- ; chael, picked up by Los Angeles 'in the deal, plodded home at ;.227 and .202, respectively. ' ; They had plenty of company. *vJim Lefebvre developed a power failure, sagging from 24 ho- ''mers in 1966 to eight last year; Willie Davis fell from a .284 av- .ferage to .257 and Ron Fairly 'plummeted from .288 to .220. ,"•• "It was almost like aplague," !! said Fairly. "There's only one thing about a season like that. It surely humbles you." The rehabilitation of the Dodgers started with the Minnesota deal, picked up steam when catcher Tom Mailer was obtained from San Francisco In exchange for Ron Hunt and progressed through a rigorous winter conditioning program that carried into spring training. Walter Alston, dean of major "league managers, is cautiously -optimistic about the Dodgers' 1968 chances as he embarks on his 15th go-round. "We've filled a few holes," he said, "and we might bounce back a little higher than expected." Pitching was, and still is, the big plus for the Dodgers. Claude Osteen, 17-17, Don Drysdale, 1316, Don Sutton, 11-15, and Bill Singer, 12-8, are returning starters. Rookie Alan Foster also has earned a starting shot. Grant, 5-6 with the Twins, will start or relieve, or both. Phil "Regan and Jim Brewer head up the bullpen crew. Newcomers John Purdln, Mike Kekich, John Duffle, Jack Billingham, Vicente Romo, Larry Staab and Leon Everitt, all impressive thus far, are battling for the remaining two' or three spots. ,i • Haller, .251 with 'the Giants, gets the nod at catcher, backed by Jeff Torborg and Jim Campanis. Wes Parker, .247, is at first base, with Lefebvre at second and Bailey at third. Davis, Fairly and Al Ferrara, .277, OLD AUTOS never die and they won't fade away, cither, If antique-car buffs have their way. A new firm has been organized In Cleveland, Ohio, to supply hard-to-find part* for cars that have become collectors' items. In top photo, Thomas J. Lester, president of Lincoln Highway Tire Co., supervises as Richard Martin tightens a wheel on a Lozier. A 1926 Rolls-Royce, above, gets a new tire from Joseph Mlchellcr. We Set Up New Bookkeeping Systems: BLOCK BOOKKEEPING SERVICE N&R BLOCK LOCATION Stars, Stripes Ho Longer Over I wo Jimo By ROBERT POOS Associated Press Writer TOKYO (AP) - The Stars and Stripes no longer flies over Mount Suribachi on the island battlefield of Iwo Jima, a spokesman in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo reported today. For years, Suribachi of the few places in where the American flag flew 24 hours a day Instead of from dawn to sunset. A photograph by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosen- thai of the flag-raising on Suri- bachi by U.S. Marines at the height of the battle for Iwo Jima in 1945 was one of the most memorable to come out of World Warn. Last week a small group of Marines from Honolulu lowered the flag on Suribachi "quietly and without much ceremony." A bronze replica of the flag was placed at the site. The spokesman said he had no other details. Iwo was one of the bloodiest battlefields in the Pacific fighting. The invading Marines lost 5,895 men, and soldiers and sailors who died there raised the toll to 6,821, The Japanese lost 19,000 men. Iwo Is one of the Volcano islands which along with the Bo- nins are to be restored to Japanese rule later this year. Since the war. the Volcanos and Bo- loom as the starting outfielders, with rookie Jim Falrey close be» hind. TONIGHTi nins have been under American administration. Recently there had been discussion that the Japanese might object to the American flag flying over their territory when the island is restored. The Tokyo newspaper Ashal Shimbun termed American desire to keep the flag above Suri- bachi as "very childish." The American monument atop Suribachi is a small whitewashed concrete platform which already contained two bronze jnotesjithls was the spot upon which "the flag was raised and the other contains Fleet Adm. Chester W. Nimitz's quote that "among the Americans who served on Iwo Jima uncommon valor was a common virtue." Kansas JC Team Wins Hat'l Title HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) San Jacinto of Pasadena, Tex., runner-up last year, won the National Junior College Basketball Tournament Championship Saturday by edging Mercer County of Trenton, N.J., 66-64. Two free throws by Terry Mullen with 28 seconds left provided the victory margin. San Jacinto's season record was 44-2, Mercer's 30-3. Murray College of Oklahoma placed third; Northeastern of Sterling, Colo,, fourth; Iowa Central fifth; Vincennes, ind,, sixth; Miami-Dade, Fla., seventh, and Robert Morris of Carthage, 111., eighth. TRIM THE FAT OUT OF YOUR INCOME TAX We exercise ypur rights in making deductions, and reducing your tgxesl jJe- cause BIQCK knows taxe> tnside-pyt, we'll make jure ypy get every legitimgte Deduction—and maximum sgyjng>! Qyr service is convenient ana 1 in- BOTH FIDIRAl AND STATf LIFE Ti* §eryice with Qyer 2Q9Q 10? tenth Ilm itrttt Cox Drug Store Phone PR7-5416 Office Hours: " SUQ, 9: AM- digs jo 0t Kke $wh »bi?re s.ooo y.s. jroops aye mter y f Q'UWUA)$t fcfc?*- ^. MPtfAMn Toms onders About Viet Mirefi ft 1HI NEW YoRK-(NBA)-Waf novels thai explore the hearts and minds of fighting men usually afe written wen after the fiiMing is over. Examples are "Battle Cry," "the Naked and the Dead" and "From Here to Eternity." Now, as if out of the day's hews, comes a first novel from Tom fiede, one of the most highly acclaimed "eye and ear" War reporters, that plumbs the soul of the American fighting man, Tiede's novel, "Coward" i $5.9!), Trident Press) reflects his sympathy, admiration and above all understanding of those he calls "the legions of ordinary people who are snatched from their homes, spirited into the obscurity of war and there suddenly commit actions to beggar belief," Told largely in dialog and in fictional format, Tiede's book reports the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of a war he has seen in three tours of front-line duty as a correspondent, a performance which has won him the prestigious Ernie Pyle Memorial Award and several other writing prizes. If "Coward" has a hero, it must be Pvt. Nathan Long, whose thoughts and actions thread through the book ty- ing together the true life slices, of men at war. And Long, by the standard definition, must be called a coward. He refuses to fight, . , ... A discussion Long has with a priest who attempts to convince him of the responsibilities of soldiers establishes the private's long, lonely battle with his conscience: "The priest interjected: 'No one wants to serve in Vietnam.' " 'No sir, f guess not,' Long replied. " 'But the laws of our land are quite unyielding on this point. If a man is of age and Is called, he must serve . . . in peace or war.' " 'Vesslr.' " 'H must be that way. If every soldier were to be given the right to choose whether he wished to fight or not, this nation would not exist today.' "Nathan agreed respectfully, but added a rebuttal. 'Father, if every man in this nation and every other nation were to speak the truth, they would admit fear of war. And if all of them had the choice, they would not go to war. And all of the nations would not have to worry about existence and nonexistence. 1 " 'It doesn't work that way,' the priest said. •• -Why?' Nate asked. " 'You're smart enough to know/ , "'No,' Nate sighed. -I'm dumb enough not to know.' " f iede's narrative, except for his powerfully wfllten descriptions of firelights and the business of living and dying in hot, bug-infested jungles, is sparse, the dialogue carries the story. And it is here where the author's keen eye and ear for detail keep the reader in* terested and turning pages to the explosive conclusion. "Coward" is more than a good adventure story. It is a thorough investigation of a young man. buffeted by the pressures of a powerful estab* lishment, trying to remain loyal to his beliefs. Finally, the book offers a comprehensive picture of Vietnam which somehow is never really seen on television. For the* parents of soldiers whose letters carefully avoid the pain and deadening frustration of a vicious war. "Coward" should be required reading. In fact, anyone concerned about Vietnam —and that ought to be everyone — will find Tiede's novel a valuable addition to his library. 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Lets you see what you're cooking, but oven interior "disappears" when light goes ofl. Oven doors come off for easy clean- Ing... They're ventilated, so doors stay cool! Bake or roast on Timed Cook & Keep-Warm oven system! (and at the same time in both ovens of the Caloric 403. A "first" by Caloric!) EASY-READ front-mounted controls are ideally located at front of cooking surface, and don't steal precious cook- top room. Burners are tri-set, too, with three burner settings for controlled cooking: Full "on," keep-warm positions, Stay-cool controls offer 1.001 heat settings —the exact heat you want, instantly. "LADY LEVEL" COOKTOP...Two inches lower than counter level, Non- clog "flying saucer" burner caps drop and lock in place to seal off cooktop. Easy-clean spill well holds full cup of spillover! More room between double ovens on Model 403 — 13>/ 2 inches, for ample "stirring space" when oversized pots are used. A "Condiment Caddie" on this model, too! 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