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.frl Star NOPE (AfiK) STAft, Printed by Offset Wednesday, April 3,1968 SPORTSMEN IN MOTION ORTS in Again War Likely to Continue •- The N&tfonal Collegiate Athletic As* soefettioft's silence in advance of' today's scheduled announce' fflent of 'its f'espbnse to a Sen* ate-supported proposal of peace witirthe Amiteuf Athletic tto- ign has spurred speculation the track war may continue. the NCAA and its protege, the U.S. Track and Field Feder- a.tibtt,. called -a rte^s conference for late today without delivering any advance reply - to Senate sponsors of- the suggested track settlement, "They very carefully .didn't tell us," one source said Tuesday, The long and bitter track feud has given birth to fears the rivalry could peril tryouts for the U.S. Olympic team, . , The Senate is virtually certain to be asked to step-in and write a settlement into law if the NCAA spurns the -compromise shaped by an arbitration panel: two months ago.- ."•.,• . The AAU already has;-accepted the recommendations. So-has the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics^ . The NCAA' president, ,i.Prof. Marcus L. Plant of the University of Michigan, and'the USTFF head, the Rev. Wilfred H. Crowley of Los Altos, Calif., both criticized the panel's .report when it was issued Feb. 1. They were to conduct today's hews conference. • The arbitration board, created,, by the Senate, said the AAU should' sanction all international and 'open domestic track meets while the NCAA could conduct meets limited to fulltime students. . . ! The board said.the. USTFF could' sponsor open domestic meets if they were sanctioned by the AAU, and added the approval w ouM be considered automatic if the ftWtnpetition"jnetfi AAU requirements. Father Crowley said in February the USTFF would proceed without AAU approval. Sen. Warren G. Magnuson, D- Wash., .chairman- of the Senate Commerce Committee, declared the provisions of the compromise tentatively in effect two • weeks ago while waiting the NCAA-AAU reply, originally due Feb. 10. Elimination Fights Called Ridiculous By HUGH MORGAN DETROIT (AP) — Joe Louis, former world heavyweight boxing champion, said Tuesday that the elimination tournament to determine a successor to dethroned champion Cassius Clay "is ridiculous." The 53-year-old Brown Bomber, who rose from the slums of Detroit to win the heavyweight title, held his first news conference since undergoing surgery last Thursday. His gall bladder, containing five gall stones, and his appendix were removed. looking. a bit weary but fit, Louis spoke from a wheelchair at the new $3 million Kirwood Hospital on Detroit's northwest . Exhibition Baseball 6y .THE- ASSOCIATED-MESS • Tuegday's Re.sults - • Philadelphia lj Boston 0 . ; Giflriinftati 4, Houston 2, • Washington 5,-Bo'ston'4 , Detroit.5, Chicago, A, 1 , Pittsburgh 3, Oakland 2 . Los Angeles 5, Chicago, N, 4 San Francisco .6,' Cleveland 1 St. Louis 3, New York. N, 2 Baltimore 2, New. York, A, 1, 12 innings • Thursday's Games Philadelphia vs. Boston at iClearwater, Fla, Si, Louis vs, Oakland at St. Petersburg, Fla, Houston vs. Minnesota at Houston, night Los Angeles vs. Cleveland at Tucson, Ariz. New York, N, vs. San Francisco at Phoenix, Ariz. Chicago, N, vs. Chicago, A, at San Antonio, Tex. Washington,vs. New York, A, at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Many State Records May Fall "As far as I'm concerned, Clay is still champion, at least until he goes to jail or retires," he said, "I think be nude an awful mistake by not going into the Army, He threw away a brilliant career," Clay was dethroned when a jury found him guilty of a draft dodging charge, Louis spent four years in the Army during WorW War H. Using his old toting instinct, which enabled Win to win 86 title fights, Louis diuiked. the question on whether b$ couW have beaten Clay with baft men in (heir prime, "flt wouM of been a good Wijtcb," lie safe}, "I don't know wba WQ«M hive won. I think Clay 1$ good enough to fight urning to a proposed Negro boycott of the Olympics, Louis gajg It would be "a serious mis- lib if they decided, opt to rep- America at the Olympic At they don't have equal In America, bat 'i'e gaining It every day/' addad, 54ylug; "And were going it voJjJW be different." By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter Although it has been a wet spring in Arkansas thus far, many state track records are being approached early, and this could be the year of the upheaval of the sprinter. ' For example, in the 100 yard dash two Little Rock speedsters have already bettered the state overall mark. Carl Low of North Little Rock and Philip Herndon of LR Central have both run a 9.6 century, while the state record is 9.7. Both of these two are excelling in other events, too. Lowe has clicked off a 21.4 time in the 220, which could foretell the downfall of the standard of 21.2. Herndon's accomplishments, r however,are. eyen, more forceful. Recently :he -recorded a ; 13;8 in the 120 yard high hurdles, which is only a tenth of a second away from the best any Arkansas has ever done. In the 880 and mile, though, last year's superstars are gone. Crossett's Roberto Lenarduzzi left by shattering all mile records with his 4:17.7, a time that should stand for a good while. Crossett still retains Wayne Dotson, though, and he is among the state's best in the 440 yard dash. Joe Willett of Smackover should rank high among the state's best in the 880 and mile, and he should easily better 2:00 in the half-mile. The Bucks' pride is Wilfred Jackson, who has the state's best effort in the high jump this year with a leap of 6'4". Areal boost to Arkansas track was Karl Salb of Crossett in the discus and shot put, but now he is gone to Kansas University. It will be a long while before his bests of 69'6" in the shot put and 184'4" in the discus will be matched in this state, Surprisingly, 4-AA Magnolia is in the State's top 5 in the 880 and mile relays, but they have a strong trio of Randy Fitshugh, Mike Richards, and Danny Hasley on both relay teams. As usual, LR Central is dominating the relays with their boundless depth. With such as these leading the way, the state track meets come May should be real spectacles, and this writer for one is looking forward to a big change in the record book, 86 Players Trying for Olympic Team ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 45-»man committee begins evaluation sessions, some at midnight, Thursday of 86 play, ers trying out for the 12-man U,S, Olympic basketball team. M We know something of their reputation," said Ben Caraevale of New York University, chairman of the committee. "We ask statistical sheets on each player and then we'll have meetings after each day's games and select the best players we feel will fit in to win the Olympics." The 88 players represent eight teams which will play three gimes each In the U.S. Olympic basketball trials tournament, WttPh wljl be held in University of New Mexico's 14,83Useat J&$%, Vty opens at 4 p.m., B8T, TbW&y with four games sei ew day through Saturday, of the final By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer ' NEW YORK (AP) - St. Louis has the pitching; power and bal^ ahce to win the National League pennant again but it won't be any lOVa -game romp this.time. If there is any complacency in the camp of the defending world Champions it didn't show in Florida where Orlando Cepeda and Lou Brock weje bombing the fences. Man'aler Red 'Schoendtenet's toughest prob- 'lent was cutting his "pitcning staff! ... ' ' Cincinnati look's tough it it can escape the injuries that ['ruined •them last season. San Francisco should be close to the big money on an expected super. year by Juan Marichal. Pittsburgh,, the team that had everything but 'finished sixth, -has added, a pitching ace in Jim Bunning. Leo Durocher's Chicago Cubs rate as contenders after making believers of the cynics last summer. Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves can make trouble if they play up to their potential, Philadelphia has to sweat it out with Richie Allen's damaged right hand. Houston .'appears to have enough to keep the New.York Mets in last place; Here's the way. it .lo'oks from here: • . : ' • 1. St. Louis -.•;"•'. ..2. Cincinnati • 3. San Francisco 4. Pittsburgh 5. Chicago 6. Los Angeles 7. Atlanta. '.' 8. Philadelphia 9. Houston . 10. New York The Cards are up to here in solid pitching with Bob Gibson showing the way to a staff that includes Nelson Briles, Steve Carlton, and the others who did the job last season. John Edwards will give Tim McCarver a<chance to take a rest and Djck Schofield provides shortstop insurance behind Dal Maxvill. A batting order that includes Brock, Cepeda, McCarver, Curt Flood, Mike Shannon, Roger Maris and Julian Javier packs f] enough punch to carry an ordi- 1 nary staff and the Cards' staff is not ordinary. Injuries, of course, can ruin any club. Any serious problems with Cepeda's knee or Flood's arm could bring them back to the pack. The Reds might have made a good run at it last season if the injuries hand't chopped down the club in midseason. Dave Bristol has a group of versatile players who think they can win. A staff that includes Jim Maloney, Mel Queen, Milt Pappas and Gary Nolan (assuming he is sound) can make it close. Much depends on a Marichal comeback and a return to form by Willie Mays if the Giants are to win. Mike McConnick must back up his fine year with another good season and the Hal Lanier-Ron Hunt combo must click in the middle of the infield. The Giants do have that home run power and good pitching. The Pirates lead the league in hitting every year but the pitching lets them down. The addition of Bunning makes them a formidable factor. Any line-up that includes Roberto Clenu-nte has to be a threat. The Cubs went far with a kid pitching staff last season and count on the same group, plus a full season from Ken Holtzmsn, to take them all the way. Ron Santo, Ernie Banks and Billy William;-, must carry the big load and Adolfo Phillips must continue to improve. Zollo Versalles, Tom Haller and Mudcat Grant are the Dodgers' hopes to pull off operation comeback. The pitching is solid with the addition of rookie Alan Foster but they still lack hitting, Atlanta has the power of Hank Aaron and Joe Torre but the pitching is questionable. While the Phils wait on Allen's hand and sweat oat a shortstop problem, they hardly figure as contenders, Houston's hopes to rise rest on better pitching. Consecutive Long Shots By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK (AP) - Jockey Ron Turcotte brought home consecutive long shots at Aqueduct race track Tuesday. He scored with Weary Traveler $27.80 in the third race and Mid-Billingsgate $50.80 in tile fourth. U.S. Olympic team and six alternates is expected Sunday. The committee includes 23 Amateur Athletic Union officials. Other members cotne from tiie NCAA, Junior colleges, armed forces, high sclwols and other amateur organizations. THE ARTFUL FORM OF MAN in motion in the world of sport is depicted by a diver (left) making a perfect entry, a hammer thrower unwinding (top) and hurdlers competing for an Olympic berth in this summer's Mexico City games. Underdog Warriors in Playoffs SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Underdog San Francisco has become the fourth member of the National Basketball Association playoff cast with a 111-106 victory over the St» Louis Hawks. "It's the greatest upset in NBA history," said a happy Bill Sharman Tuesday night after his Warriors disposed of the Hawks, four games to two, with fine outside shooting in every game of the Western Division semifinals. "We truly didn't expect to be here," said Rlyde Lee, who tipped in the Warriors' final basket after the Hawks had pulled to within 109-106. The Warriors, plagued by injuries— the biggest to star Nate Thurmond— ended in third place in the regular season behind the Hawks and second-place Los Angeles. Los Angeles, winner over Chicago in their semifinal series, entertains the Warriors Friday night in the first game of the Western Division final playoffs. The teams were 4-4 against each other during the season. Boston and Philadelphia open their fight for the Eastern Division crown Friday night in Philadelphia. Rudy LaRusso led the Warriors with 30 points, but it was Bobby Warlick who put the game away. He scored seven of his 20 points in the final four minutes. Jeff Mullins also collected 20. San Frankisco led 57-47 at halftime and stretched it to 7357 early in the third quarter. Len Wilkens hit a field goal that brought the Hawks to 98-96 in the fourth period, but that was the closest they came, "It was the biggest disappointment of my life," sad Hawk Coach Richie Guerin, "after we played so well during the regular season." He credited the Warriors' outside shooting as being the big. gest facto, but Sharman said it was rebounding. Sportscasters Honored by Association SALISBURY, N.C (AP)-Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times aivl Chris Schenkel of the AtiK'iic;ui Broadcasting Co. have lie-en honored as the nations best sportswriter and sportscaster, respectively, during 1967. They and top men in the two categories from 49 states were honored Tuesday night at the annual National b'portswriters and Sportscastt-rs Awards I/in- qui-t at Catawba College. Winners weie determined by a vote of their colleagues in a poll conducted by the Salisbury- Rowan CoJiily Chamber uf Commerce. Fights Last Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WALPOLE, Mass.—Ted Whitfield, 146, Brockton, Mass., out- pointed Dave Ditmar, 147, White Plains, N.Y., 10. SAN ANTONIO, Tex.-Wayne Heath, 218, Los Angeles, knocked out Humberto Ghiotti, 220. Argentina. .1. SAPPORO, Japan—Paul Fuji, 143, Japin, knocked out Roberto Cruz, 12, Philippines, 2, non- title. BUFFALO, N.Y.-.Timmy Ralston, Buffalo, knocked out Herman "scatterhawk" Dixon, Miami, 1, light-heavyweights. STOCKTON. Calif. - Rollie P e n a r o y a, 124, Stockton, knocked out Wallace Brooks Jr., 123, Phoenix, Ariz., 5; Jose Moreno, 120/2 , San Jose, stopped Richie Fiores, 127, Phoenix, 10. FRESNO, Calif.-Mac Foster, Fresno, stopped Sonny Moore, Dallas, 2, heavyweights. Blazers Are Purchased for Players The Bobcat Booster Club and the Hope High Coaches announce that the drive to secure team blazers for Bobcat athletes lias been completed. Team supporters were asked to pay the cost of the blazers that are to be worn by football and basketball teams on out of town trips. The forty- five coats will be ready for wear when the footballers make their first out of town trip. The basketball team will dress in the cardinal and white blazers for travel during basketball season. The blazers are made of top flannel. They are cardinal with the name 'HOPE' in white across the left front pocket. The name of the sponsor is on a label on the inside. Each blazer cost $25,00. The following Bobcat backers purchased blazers: Anderson-Frazier Insurance, Anthony Hardwood Lumber Co., A-Z Pac, Barry's Grocery and Market, Raymond Byers, Bobcat Drive-Inn, Citizens National Bank, City Cleaners, Corn Belt Hatcheries (2), Dairy Diner; Dairy Queen, Dean's Truck Stop, Diamond Cafe, Gulf Service, Bank, George Frazier, Freddie Glaze Insurance; Goodyear Tire and Appliance, Jimmy Griffin, Hope Auto Company, Hope High School Key Club, Hope High School Student Council, Hope Junior High School Student Council, Hope Club (3). --, Edmond's First National Have Lost Another for Opener By MIKE REC HT Associated Press Sports Writer The Baltimore Orioles will be without another of their 19G6 pennant heroes when the 1968 baseball season begins Monday and last year's champion Boston Red Sox are not doing much better. The Red Sox, already without pitching injured ace Jim Lonborg for at least the first month of the season, sent slugging Tony Conigliaro flying to Boston Tuesday to undergo further eye examinations. "There's no doubt that I have a problem," the 23-year-old outfielder was quoted by teammate Carl Yastrzemski in a story written for the Boston Evening Globe. "I have to admit my eyes are nowhere near perfect." Conigliaro admitted he has difficulty focusing on pitches in daylight. He suffered blurred vision when he was hit near the left eye by a pitch last August, and missed the rest of the 1967 season and the World Series. He had 20 homers, 67 runs batted in and a .287 batting average at the time. This spring, he is hitting only .167 and has struck out frequently. Baltimore's worries are not as acute as the pitching rich Orioles sent Wally Bunker to join Jim Palmer in the minor leagues to work out pitching problems;. Bunker, also 23, won 19 games in 1964 and 10 garm's and a World Series game in 1966 before tendonitis limited him to a 3-7 record last year. Palmer, another Series winner who was 15-10 that year, also has been bothered by arm trouble- and was sent down earlier this spring, and Stu Miller, the star of the bullpen, was sold Mon'Jay. Other pitchers, like Bo Belinsky, had a goal day. Belinsky got his wish from the Houston Astros and was sold to Hawaii of the Pacific Coast League where lie hopes to pitch and open a dule ranch. On the mound, WoorJy Fryman, Mike McConnick, Earl Wilson, Milt Pdppas and Jerry Stephenson sparkled. Fryman, acquired by Philadelphia from Pittsburgh in the Jim Dunning trade last winter, turned in a three-hitter for sev- Basketball Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Tuesday's Result WesternDivision Semifinals San Francisco 111, St. Louis 106, San Francisco wins best-of-7 series 4-2. Today's uames No gamos scheduled.' Thursday's Games No games scheduled. ABA Tuesday's Results No garm'S scheduled. Today's Gam-:- WesternDivision Semifinals Denver at New Orleans, best- of-5 series tied 2-2. Thursday's Game Eastern Division Finals Minnesota at Pittsburgh, 1st game of bost-of-7 series. the Reds went on to a 4-2 decision over Houston. Ron Hansen hammered a two-out ninth inning homer to break a tie and hand Washington a 5-4 victory over Boston, despite Stephensen's efforts. Stephenson stopped the Senators on two lu'ts and one unearned run for seven innings before Washington scored four runs in the last two innings against relievers. Jim Hardiu, John O'Donoghue and Pote Richert stopped the New York Yankees on five hits in Baltimore's 2-1 12-innirig triumph on Elro-J Hendricks' sacrifice fly, Bobby Tolan stole home with the winning run off Don Shaw in the eighth inning to give St. Louis a 3-2 victory over the New York Mots. Hockey Playoff Scheduled Released NEW YORK (AP) - A television problem solved, the National Hockey League has released its 1968 playoff schedule. All four quarter-final series open Thursday night with Chicago at New York and Boston at Montreal in the East Division and St. Louis at Philadelphia and Minnesota at Los Angeles in the West. Th'r^e.^pf the series,cpn'tinue.,' Saturday and the fourth- Chicago at New York— will pick up on Sunday with a national television audience looking on. The TV-game had delayed a final decision on playoff dates. NHL teams have a home city blackout option on games shown nationally but the Columbia Broadcasting System, which airs the NHL Game of the Week, was hesitant at closing out the New York area and its high sales potential. The Rangers, who had sold tickets for a closed circuit telecast of their two soldout home games, finally agreed to waive the blackout, and Sunday's ; game will be shown locally. 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