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Star Single by Robinson Means Win By DICK COUGH Associated Press Sports Writer ! Oakland's' Floyd Robinson still is ahead of Dooley Worn* ack, but the New York Yankees' pitcher has shortened the distance by about 350 feet. Robinson, who beat the Yanks a week ago with a 400-foot pinch hit homer off Womack in the ninth inning, nicked the slender OSeliever for an infield single "" two out in the ninth Mon- night, fomack, however, retired the "next batter, preserving a 2-1 cJSfeW York victory that ran the Athletics' losing streak to four rgames, ^California's Jack Hamilton pitched a three-hitter and drove v,lh the deciding run with a fourth-inning single, leading the i(Angels past Washington 4-2 in ^another American League night .".game. Baltimore nipped Minnea sota 24 on Andy Etchebarren's •«iiipth-inning homer Monday aft• fcrnoon in the only other game "$h the AL schedule. "$,• In the National League, Los "'Angeles trimmed Pittsburgh 5-3 f &td Philadelphia shaded San fjfaariciscb 2-1 in 10 innings. • Womack, whose home run 3 '{)itch to Robinson last Tuesday . at New York cost Yankee southpaw Fritz Peterson a victory, ^rescued Peterson in the eighth • Tnning at Oakland, striking out Sal Bando to escape from a bases-loaded jam. He> stopped the A's in the ninth-with the exception of V;tRobinson's second hit of the •i season— to protect Peterson's first triumph. The New York fcstarter yielded six hits and •v.'struck out nine. '?<!•' The Yankees managed only "%>ur hits against loser Lew Krausse, who fanned seven be- re going out for a pinch hitter 'the eighth. Singles by Horace - - - - rights Last Might By f HE. ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO - Toshlaki Matsumo* to, ll2V 2 , outpointed Ric Mag* ramo, li2V 2j The Philippines, 10, SECAUCUS, N.J.- Frank De Paula, 174, Jersey City, N.J,, knocked out Matt Edwards, 173, Freeport, N^Y,, 1, Dodgers in Win Over the Pirates By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Zoilo Versalles, turned hunter again, used a Bull to bag a Moose, and came home with the' limit for the second straight day. The Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop capped a three-run ninth-inning rally with a two- run triple off reliever Bob Moose that shot down Pittsburgh 5-3 Monday night. "I used the Bull-that's Al Ferrara's bat," said Versalles, describing his weapon. "This way we keep him in the line-up," he added, referring to the absence of Ferrara, who is out with a broken ankle. Versalles, far off the mark in 1967 after leading Minnesota to the American League pennant in 1966 by shooting down pitcher after pitcher, appears back on target now after last winter's trade to the Dodgers. He is only hitting .154, but the big hits are returning. He drove in four runs, including a game- winning two-run double in the ninth inning Sunday and now has 11 runs batted in, close to the National League lead. Cookie Rojas was the top marksman in the only other NL game as he set up one run with a hit and then singled home the winning run with one out in the 10th inning to give Philadelphia a 2-1 victory over San Francisco. Track Team Test Coming at Magnolia By RALPH ROUTON Star Sportswriter After a time-flying regular meet schedule, the Hope High track team must be at its best in the 4-AA championship competition this week in Magnolia. Tonight the preliminaries will be held at Magnolia's spanking- new track, Defending champ Crossett returns as a strong favorite, with Magnolia likely to be a strong opponent in the team scoring. Even though few records are likely to be reestablished, almost every event should bring this year's best performances with the large gathering of top athletes. The finals will begin late Saturday afternoon, again at Magnolia, and the top four finishers in each event will qualify for the State AA meet. The HHS squad, coached by Ronnie Higgins, should improve from last year's fifth-place finish. Buzz Andrews should have no problems in defend Ing his hurdles titles, both the 120 highs and the 180 lows. Also, the Bobcats have Jerry Hartsfield, who will be a strong competitor for the state meet positions. James Rowe, who as a junior this year has lowered the school record by 15 seconds in the mile, will be in a strong field in which he could better his present mark of 4:42,1. Rowe also will run the half-mile, an event in which he is untested. John Spragglns and Alan Phillips will compete in the 440 dash, and they also will be vital in the three relays. Also on Saturday will be the 4- AA tennis and golf championships. Magnolia, with state champ Todd Landes, should take the tennis title with ease. Saturday morning at 9:30a.m, the golfers tee off at Magnolia Country Club for an 18-hole test in individual and team medal play. Camden and Magnolia will be the golf favorites, with Hope, Malvern, and Warren very close. The individual favorites are Tommy Green of Camden and Magnolia's Sid Moore. From Hope, Ralph Routon will play in the first position, with the other participant undetermined at this time. HCn OHO STAI, MM to __ , South Africa Gets Hit Wild Tom W, 7 6 6 6 5 5 5 4 3 L. 4 5 5 5 6 5 5 5 7 7 Pet, G.B, •636-, .583 Vi .545 1 ,545 1 .500 1/2 ,500 1% ,500 1/2 ,500 l|/4 .364 3 ',300 3% By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League St. Louis Los Angeles San Fran, Atlanta Phila'phia Cincinnati Houston Pittsburgh New York Chicago Monday's Results Los Angeles 5, Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 2, San Francisco 1, 10 innings Only games scheduled Today's Games Atlanta at Chicago Houston at New York San Fran, at Phila'phia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Wednesday's Games Houston at New York Atlanta at Chicago San Fran, at Phila'phia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati at St. Louis, N fly, sent the winning run across "in the sixth. Hamilton spotted the Senators two runs in the second inning, then held them hitless the rest bf the way to win his first 1968 Heclsion. The husky right-han- der snapped a 2-2 tie in the fourth with a run-scoring single off loser Dick Bosman. Roger Repoz scored three jruns, one of them on his third homer, as the Angels ended Washington's winning string at tour games. ,* Etchebarren drove his first Joiner of theyear into the left field pavilion at Minnesota with |ne but in the 10th, sending the JQrioles past the Twins. Jim jMerrttt, who had given up a 5irst inning homer by Paul Blair, was the victim of Etchebarren's winning blast. Dave McNally, who allowed just tourhits before leaving for a pinch hitter in the 10th, picked up his second victory without a loss. John O'Donoghue finished up, retiring the Twins in order in the bottom of the 10th. Cubs and Tulsa Trade Players CHICAGO (AP>-The Chicago Cubs obtained pitchers Jack La. mabe and Ron Piche from Tulsa Monday and sent pitchers Pete MiKkelsen and Dave Dowling to the Pacific Coast League club, innings in' me* afternoon and the New York Yankees tripped Oakland 2-1 and California defeated Washington 4-2 at night. Versalles took aim at a Moose fast ball after singles by Tom Haller and Len Gabrielson and a tying double by Wes Parker. Using Ferrara's 32-ounce bat, which is two or three ounces lighter than his own, Versalles smacked a drive over center fielder Matty Alou'shead. The Pirates, aided when Willie Davis dropped a fly ball, scored twice in the sixth Inning for a 3-2 lead against Jim Grant, who came to the Dodgers with Versalles, Moose protected the lead with 2 1-3 shutout innings until the ninth. Grant, winner Jim Brewer who struck out five of the six hitters he faced, and Jack Billingham stopped Pittsburgh on three hits as the Dodgers won their third straight. Rojas connected against reliever Frank Linzy as the Phillies won their fifth straight. Richie Allen, who didn't start because cold weather bothers his injured hand, walked as a pinch hitter, stole second and reached third on Tony Taylor's hit before Rojas zeroed in. With two out in the third, Rojas singled off Gaylord Perry and scampered home on safeties by Johnny Callison and Tony Gonzales, Travelers Sweep a Twin Bill N N American Detroit Minnesota Boston Baltimore Wash'n. New York Cleveland California Oakland Chicago W. 9 7 6 6 6 5 4 4 4 0 League L. 1 3 4 4 5 5 6 7 7 9 Pet. G.B. .900.700 2 .600 3 .600 3 .545 3% .500 4 .400 5 .364 5V 2 .364 5 l / 2 .000 8% Monday's Results Baltimore 2, Minnesota, I t 10 innings New York 2, Oakland 1 California 4, Washington 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Oakland, N Washington at California, N Boston at Chicago, N Detroit at Cleveland, N Wednesday's Games Baltimore at Minnesota New York at Oakland, N Washington at Califironia, N Boston at Chicago, N Detroit at Cleveland, N Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W. L. Pct.G.B. Memphis Shreveport 6 6 2 3 uu I® form » study ia perinecUve while li la 9 Warsaw, Poland, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas swept a doubleheader from Shreveport Monday night, 2-1 and 5-3, and knocked the Braves out of first place in the Eastern Division of the Texas League. Joe DiFabio went the distance in the first game despite allowing nine hits. Shreveport got three doubles and a single in the first inning off DiFabio but scored only one run. The Travelers tied it in the fourth and Charles Day's single scored Frank Devanon with the winning run in the fifth. Shreveport's Skip Guinn blanked the Travs for the first five innings of the second game but Bill Murphy singled home one run and Mike Christino blasted a three-run homer to clinch the victory for the Travs, Bob Watkins pitched a six hitter as Dallas-Fort Worth snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Memphis 2-0. There was no change in the Western Division standings because no team played. Albuquerque at San Antonio was postponed because of wet grounds and El Paso at Amarillo was called off because of the cold. Porks, KU Golf Teams Split Match FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas golf team split the individual matches here Monday but won both low ball events and defeated TCU 4-2 in a Southwest Conference match. Wayne Meeks, Arkansas, defeated Jess Claybourne, 7 and 6; Thomas McNair, Arkansas, defeated Bill Merjit, 4 and 2; Steve Smith, TCU, defeated David Matthews, 4 and 2, and Dan Dogen, TCU, defeated Chuck Brownfield, Arkansas, 4 and 3. Meeks, who was the medalist with a 68, teamed with Hit- thews to defeat Claybourne and Smith, 1-up. Brownfield and McNair beat Dogen and Smitli 2 and 1 in the other team match. The United States produced a record 3.2 billion barrels of oil during 1967. .750 .667 >/ 2 Arkansas 3 5 .375 3 Dal-FW 2 7 .222 4V 2 Western Division W. L. Pet.'G.B. Amarillo 5 2 .714 Albuquerque 3 3 .500 IV: San Antonio 3 5 .375 2Vz Monday's Results Arkansas 2-5, Shreveport 1-3 Dallas-Fort Worth 2, Memphis 0 Albuquerque af San Antonio (2) postponed wet grounds El Paso at Amarillo, post- cold Today's Games Albuquerque at Amarillo Arkansas at Dallas-Fort Worth Memphis at Shreveport El Paso at San Antonio About Out of Olympics LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — South Africa is out of the Mexico City Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee said today. The IOC said it has received the necessary minimum of 36 votes approving its recommendation to withdraw South Africa's invitation. An IOC spokesman said at least 38 of the IOC's 71 members have thus far voted in favor of barring South Africa, thus ensuring the necessary simple majority, The vote was based on an appeal made by an emergency session of the IOC's executive board Sunday urging all IOC members to agree to the withdrawal of an invitation to South Africa. This reversed the postal vote taken in Grenoble, France, during the Winter Olympics which re-admitted South Africa to the Olympic Games with a majority of three. More than 40 nations, including the Soviet Union, had threatened to stay away from the Summer Olympics if South Africa were allowed to participate. The South Africans had said they would field a mixed team. Meanwhile, Jean Claude Ganga, secretary general of the 33- natlon African Sports Council, called the new IOC poll "a victory for wisdom and good sense." He said he was optimistic that African nations would be represented in Mexico City. However, the South African member of the IOC, Reg Honey, called on the nine-member Executive Committee to resign. Brundage, admittedly distressed over the controversy which brought politics onto the Olympic scene, told The Associated Press he has not made up his mind whether to accept a new term as IOC president if such an offer is made in Mexico City. Brundage, 80, has been head of the ICC for 16 years. He has been Involved In the Olympic movement since 1912. Minnesota Climbs Off Deck Again By LEW FERGUSON Associated Press Sports Writer S T. PAUL-MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota North Stars climbed off the deck once more Monday night, but it may be just a matter of time how long they can stay on their feet. The North Stars came from behind twice In the third period to force an overtime, then beat — Hope Star photo RAY NORMAN This 20 pound wild turkey gobbler was killed in the Proving Ground area last week by Ray Norman of Hope Rt. 4. Tuesday, April 23,1969 Records Are Set in Pro Cage Playoff BOSTON (AP) - The National Basketball Association'splay- off record book is getting a wholesale rewrite job with the Los Angeles Lakers meeting the Boston Celtics in a championship showdown. A check of the records shows that two of the game's all-time super stars, Elgin Baylor of the Lakers and Player-Coach Bill Russell of the Celtics, hold playoff marks in 10categories. Baylor's 24 points In a 107-101 loss to the Celtics In the opener of the best-of-7 series hiked his career playoff total to 2,857. Sam Jones, who had 19 for Boston, is runner-up with 2,520 points. Then come Jerry West of tho Lakers, whose 2 5 boos ted his total to 2,427, and Russell, who hit for 19for 2,394. Baylor also led with an average of 31 points a game, in field goals with 1,007 and in field goals attempted with 2,435, entering the series with Boston. Russell hiked his NBA playoff records in six departments. He has played the most games, 142; the most minutes, 6,424; grabbed the most rebounds, 3,628; collected the most personals, 453, and played on the most championship teams, 9. The second game of the playoffs is scheduled for Wednesday night at Boston Garden and the third game in Los Angeles Friday. Some Watch Horses, Hell Watch People Ruling Help U.S. Olympic Team PALO ALTO, Calif. Payton Jordan, head track coach of the U.S. Olympic team, says the recomrnr-ndation of the International Olympics Committee executive board to exclude South Africa "will obviously help our team." The Stanford head man made the statement to Northern California track and field writers shortly after two top Negro track stars said they had second thoughts about an Olympic Games boycott in the light of the IOC decision. "This is one of the things we were after," world record-holding sprinter Tomtnie Smith said Monday. "The chances of my going to Mexico City would have been much less had South Africa been allowed to participate." Lee Evans, who has run the 440 in 44.9, said, "This certainly Basketball Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals NBA No games scheduled Monday or Tuesday Wednesday's Garm; Los Angeles at Boston, Boston leads best-of-7 series, 1-0 ;:. By Mijor League Leaders THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (25 at bats)—Allison, Minn., .421; Freehan, Det., .400. Runs-Sims, Cleve., 12; 3 tied with 9. Runs batted In-Hansen, Wash., 10; 3 tied with 9. Hits-Allison, Minn., 16; Un- sor, Wash., 16. Doubles-5 tied with 4. Trlples-4 tied with 2. Home runs—3 tledwith4. Stolen bases— Cardenal, Cleve,, 6; Ollva, Minn., 5. Pitching (2 decisions) — McNally, Bait., 2-0, 1.000; Ellsworth, Bost., 2-0, 1.000; Was- lewski, Bost., 2-0, 1.000; Warden, Det., 3-0, 1.000; Boswelln Minn., 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — McDowell, Cleve., 27; Me Lain, Det., 23. National League Batting (25 at bats) - Flood, St. L., .420; L.May, Cin.,.400. Runs-Flood, St.L., 11; Javier, St.L.,9. Runs batted in— Cepeda, St. L., 13; Swoboda, N.Y., 12; B. Williams, Chic., 12. Hits-Flood, St.L., 21; Cepeda, St.L., 18. Doubles — Banks, Chic., 6; Rose, Cln., 6. Triples-5 tied with 2. Home runs—Swoboda, N.Y., H.Aaron, Atl., 4; Hart, S.F., the St. Louis Blues 3-2 on Park- changes my mind some about er MacDonald's rebound goal at participation." 3:41 of the extra period. Scores of the nation's leading That tied the National Hockey Negro athletes and more than 40 Legue West Division final play- nations had threatened to boy- off series at one game each, and sent the best-of-7 series back to St. Louis for the third game Thursday night. The fourth and fifth games cott the Olympics in objection to inclusion of racially divided South Africa. A poll of the 71-m<.HTibor IOC Is now being taken, but observ- By also will be played In St. Louis ers say it's almost certain that because the North Stars rented the inviratlon to South Africa out Met Sports Center here to will be withdrawn, the Ice Follies the rest of this week. Minnesota has a 1-1-4 record this season at St. Louis, including Sunday's t-3 loss to the Blues In the series opener. Minnesota pressured Blues' goalie Glen Hall for two periods Monday-outshootlng St. Louis 18-9 in the first two periods-but trailed 1-0 on Jim Roberts' goal which appeared to glance off the skate of North Stars' de- fenseman Bob McCord in the first period, St, Louis dominated the third period, 15-5 In shots, yet the Stars managed to bounce back twice to tie it, The first time on Hockey NHL Hockey Playoffs THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Result West Division Minnesota 3, St. Louis 2, overtime, best-of-7 series tied 1-1 Today's Gumo East Division Montreal at Chicago, Montreal leads best-of-7 series, 2-0 No games .scheduled Wednesday Californicm Leads Classic Byron Nelson Classic with three-under-par 67 Monday, 5; 4. DALLAS, Tex, (AP) - Ron Rill Goldsworthv's Cerudo of San Rafael, Calif,, led goal to cap a picture the qualifying for the $100,000 play by Minnesota, The Blues went back In front 24 on Frank St, Marseille's power play goal, but Minnesota tied at 7:00 of the third on Milan Marcetta's goal, That set the stage for Mac- ABA No games scheduled Monday or Tuesday Wednesday's Game Pittsburgh at New Orleans, best-of-7 series tied 1-1 The Lighter Side of the Sports World By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Laughing at Sports: Don January had a par 5 on the final hole to win the Las Vegas Golf Tournament. He made his point. Irving Crane won the $3,000 first prize in the World Pocket Billiards Championship. He'll probably tank it. Wonder whether ready got Roberto penciled in for next year's Masters. Williams, a rnens' college, was beaten in rugby football by Vassar, a girls' school. Must have been discouraging to lose to a makeup team. The new Oakland A's opened at home before 50,000 spectators and Charlie Flnley's donkey. Baltimore's baseball team, though, turned out to be the stubborn mule. After losing its opening game, Detroit's baseball team suddenly turned Tiger. The National Football League announced Its 19G8 season will start on Saturday night, Sept, 14, It's liable to encounter the final game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The veteran, 3C-year-old San Francisco Giants' centerfielder is batting .394. Who does lie think he is ... Willie Mays? By MICHAEL A. LUTZ LOUISVILLE, Ky. (A P) While the 100,000-plus race fans watch the horses in the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs May 4, Al Schem will be watching the people. Schem is director of security at this home of the nation's most famous thoroughbred horse race, and a major portion of his job involves evicting a curious breed of undesirables, including touts, stoopers and pick pockets. Stoopers appear after the day's racing program, Schem said. They search the clubhouse and grandstand area for the ' $1 million worth of winning tickets that are Inadvertently discarded yearly at race tracks. "Some of them make their living at It, although not a very good one," Schem said. "We try to discourage this because they are always looking at the ground and keep bump.lng into people." Schem said many stoopers, so called because they walk In a stooped position, have developed a fine art of finding winning tickets. "They can flip the tickets over with their foot and tell at a glance If it's awinner," he said. The touts are real con men, they've al- Schem says, "They'll try to get De Vlcenzo a sucker to bet on a certain horse and agree to pay him for the tip. But the tout actually gets a sucker for each horse in the race, sure to get his fee." Schem purposely made his job tougher this year by suggesting enforcement of a rule prohibiting fans from bringing liquor to the races. Downs officials wont along with the request, and now Schern is faced with enforcing It. Schem said something liad to be done about the growing rowdiness in the Downs' Infield area. "It was really getting out of hand," he said. "They were bringing in big galvanized cans of Iced-down beer. It got pretty rough." Oil Dorby Day, Schem qill operate with a security force of 70 to 75 in on, in addition to city, county and state police and about 400 National Guardsmen from nearby Ft. Knox, I I SOLUNAR TABUS A vision institute estimates that one man in 20 has some degree of color blindness. By RICHARD ALDL'.N KNIGHT L.A, Stolen bases—W.Davis, 4; Wills, Pitt., 4. Pitching (2 decisions)-Niek- ro, Atl,, 2«0, 1.000; Jenkins, Chic., 2-0, 1.000; Regun, L.A., 2-0, 1,000; Koosman, N.Y., 2-0, 1.000; Me Bean, Pitt., 3-0, 1.009; Briles, St.L., 30, 1.000; Marl dial, S.F., 2-0, 1.000; Sadecki, S.F., 2-0,1.000. Strikeouts-Singer, L.A,, 24; C,Short, Phil., 23. Monday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING - Zoilo Versalles, Dodgers, drilled a two-run triple to cap a three-run, ninth-tuning rally and Uiat Pittsburgh Donald's goal. 5-3. PITCHING - Jack Hamilton, Angels, held Washington to three hits In a 4-2 victory over the Senators, Minor League Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS International League Rochester 10, Richmond 3 Syracuse 1, Jacksonville 0 Louisville 8, Toledo 3 Buffalo 2, Columbus 0 Pacific Coast League Indianapolis at Denver, wet grounds Tulsa 6, Phoenix 5 Only games scheduled The schedule uf Solunai Periods , as printed below , ha< been taken from Richard Alden Knight' sSOL UN AH TABLES Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good tei ritor or hunting in good cover during these- times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to >ffei . The Major Periods are shown in boldface typ«-. These begin at the times shown and lastfoi an h.mi and a tulf or two hours thereafter. 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