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Hope ,jtf Star PORTS ..... --f A (ARK) STAR, Printed Bjr Offset WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES Baseball •*-1fJXjr* TT L \J l\ *X—"I iV E* r\ l"~* Wdchuek hunting is a long wsy from being a national pa'stifne, but it is becoming art Increasingly popular summer shooting sport. For many hunters;--it's,a spoft in Itself, but deer Hunters (using lighter loads, of course) also indulge as a means of familiarizing themselves with their equipment. tike deer, woodchucks are one wildlife specie that has benefited from man's presence —particularly, HIS agricultural activity. Originally woodland creatures, Woodchucks moved out Into open pasture land to be nearer favorite foods like clover and alfalfa. Not really a menace to farm crops, they're more of a persistent pest. Down South, woodchucks are called groundhogs, and out West there's a close cousin called the rockchuck. All are members of the marmot family and distant cousins to the squirrel. Woodchucks are true hibernators. They live in burrows in the ground and spend .four to six months in a state of suspenddd animation —a deathlike s 1 e e p where the pulse rate d r o p s to about seven an hour and all bodily functions are suspended. (Bears, on the other hand, merely s 1 e e p, waking frequently and even giving birth to and suckling young.) A woodchuck may not go back to sleep if he sees his own shadow in early spring, but he'll dive back into his hole if he sees yours. They have extraordinary eyesight and are very wary. Hunting chucks, therefore, becomes a sport of long-range shooting. They may be stalked, using elbows and toes to push you along and freezing whenever the chuck looks your way. Or, you may take a position behind cover (brush pile, rock S, etc!) and wait patiently for the chucks to emerge 1 : '" r ?' ' '"" '" • - In both cases; "good ch uck territory usually is scouted With binoculars or spotting scopes. Some states classify chucks as game animals and have regulated seasons, but in most states they are not protected. Late summer is the favorite hunting season for two reasons—many hunters do not shoot until after the breeding season, and chucks tend to hole up in wet spring weather. Many a farm boy has gone chuck hunting with a .22 rifle, but it takes a head or spine shot to stop one of these creatures with such a light load. Most hunters prefer the smaller centerfire calibers. A scope is essential. This may range from a 4x on your favorite deer rifle to the classic lOx varmint scope. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) Today's Baseball fiy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W, L, P6t,-G.B, San Fran, St. Louis Atlanta Los Angeles 21 Phila'phia 24 17 22 11 22 19 21 21 16 18 20 21 19 20 17 26 17 22 17 22 .585 ,564 ,§3? .500 .500 .488 .481 .459 .436 .436 Mtt 1 •2. 9 A 3V 2 4 4 5 6 6 Pittsburgh Houston New York Friday's Results San Francisco 4, Chicago 2 Atlanta 4, New York 2 Pittsburgh 8, Cincinnati 5 Los Angeles 9, Houston 7, 10 innings St. Louis S; Philadelphia 1 Today's Games San Francisco at Chicago Philadelphia at St, Louis, N New York at Atlanta, N Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, N Los Angeles at Houston, N Sunday's Games San Francisco at Chicago Philadelphia at St. Louis New York at Atlanta Pittsburgh at Cincinnati Los Angeles at Houston Monday's Games Houston at Los Angeles, N Only game scheduled American League W. 23 22 22 20 20 19 17 16 17 16 L. 14 17 17 18 18 21 21 20 22 24 Pet. G.B. .622 .564 .564 .526 .526 .475 .447 .444 .436 .400 _ 2 2 3V 2 3»/ 2 5V 2 ey 2 6 J /2 7 8V 2 Detroit Baltimore Cleveland Boston Minnesota California Oakland Chicago New York Wash'n. Friday's results Boston 9, Minnesota 7 California 2, Cleveland 1 Baltimore 5-3, Washington 3-2 New York 1, Chicago 0, 13 innings Detroit 2, Oakland 2, 7 Innings, rain Today's Games Chicago at New York Boston at Minnesota Washington at Baltimore, N Cleveland at California, N Detroit at Oakland, twilight Sunday's Games Detroit at Oakland . Cleveland at California Boston at Minnesota Washington at Baltimore Chicago at New York, 2 Monday's Games Boston at Oakland, N Detroit at California, N Cleveland at Minnesota, N Only games scheduled Texas League THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Memphis 18 17 .514 — Shreveport 19 19 .500 Arkansas 17 18 .486 Dal-FW 15 24 .385 Western Division W. L. Pet. Albuquerque 22 13 .629 El Paso 20 18 .526 San Antonio 17 17 .500 Amarillo 16 18 .471 Friday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 2, Oemphls - By Major League Leaders THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American League Batting (90 at bats)- F. Howard, Wash., .351; Yastrzemski, Bost., .313; Carew, Minn., .313. Runs-Campaneris, Oak., 24; F. Howard, Wash., 24. Runs batted in—F. Howard, Wash., 36; Powell, Bait., 27. I SPORTS EDITOR N5WSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSOCIATION Hits—F. Howard, Wash., os; MTTU; vr»r>t^ /ATT-.A, A Carew Minn 45 N £ W Y °RK-(NEA)-A year ago this time, Bill Monbou- Doubles-R* Smith Rn<;fr !«;• ^ l ! e " e was an unemployed pitcher in West Medford, Mass., •ksvwivtjr—— J.\ t wiuiLilt jJUQlt* 1 *A U/ifn eft*r*\r «-»f kir* f-<iv\nnt« n «.U.l^] i. j t -/ B Rohinsnn Ran i? wun gray at nis temples, a bald spot on top and a future you Triples^ Fre si Calif 4. couldn * even cal1 limited. y McCraw, Chic. 4- McAuliffe T And no ^ he>s the most effectiv e pitcher in the American especially have been' influ- D e t 4 ' ' ' League—the earned-run averages prove it, with a yield of a enced by baseball. They have *' ' fraction more than one run per game and four victories the incorporated many English - iu - XT " ' " • KnnnUnll ...«_,!_ :_i- H- - • Kellogg With Denver CINCINNATI (AP) - Mike Kellogg, a tight end for the Denver Broncos the past two years, was signed Tuesday by the new Cincinnati Bengals of the AFL, Watch Your Language, Sports Fan By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK—iNEA)-The influence of sports terms on the English language are well-known and widely used in areas other than the" athletic field, gymnasiums and other sweatshops. Just listen to some of our politicians, seeking the common man's ground, for graphic examples: "We've got to play ball with . . . ." "Caught flat-fooled" "Pinch-hit" "To get in one's innings" "To warm up" "To be caught napping" "Pitch him a curve" On the other glove, some politicians are called "screwballs." English • language sports terms also have been gaining yardage in other languages. Dr. Mario Pei, author of many books on linguistics, including "The Story of Language" and "The Story of the English Language,' 1 has kept score of this phenomenon, "If English is ever accepted as a universal language," he said, "it will be due almost as much to America's predominance in sports as to our leadership in trade. "Baseball terminology in particular has had a greater influence on explaining the American way of life abroad than all of our direct cultural propaganda." Pei said that the Japanese Saturday, May 25,1968 Graham H///— Man in Hurry By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Sports Editor INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—(NEA)—Graham Hill, an Englishman in a hurry, was the first man in history to cruise around the two-and-a-half miles of the Indianapolis motor speedway at an average speed of more than 170 miles an hour. Me did it in one of those fire-engine turbine jobs that slope forward in the shape of a door stop and swoosh silently down the track like a quick gust of wind. "You're going so fast," said, Graham, "the feel of acceleration or power isn't impressive. It feels like the front wheels are clawing at the ground. You're sitting on a wild thing." It's precisely this feeling of exotic rage a man can produce with a machine which appeals to Hill, who wears a pencil mustache under a straight, sharp nose and straight, swept- Hnmp rune IT u n w a * H " a< - tlu " muie man one run per game «sriS"w.iwi °i»£ r it *? rt '° rrtthhe N ™ y sf *•&—• Stolen bases - Campaneris u - changed because Bill—or Mombo, as the players call Oak., 18: Oliva Minn 8- White* m T was dnvin 8 to Fenway Park in Boston on May 31, 1967, N/Y.; 8. * nd na PP ened to stop at a gas station in West Medford. 'pitching (3 decisions)-John, . Bi . n £ ad . b ?? nf ° ut of work for three weeks and, since he had Chic., 4-0, 1.000- Warden Det p i tched , e1 ^ U sea ? ons for the Boston Red Sox, kept in 3-0, 1.000; Perranoski, Minn!' pe by P ltchm g batting practice and running in the outfield 4-0, 1.000. baseball words language, g ^ Ce and runnlng A* „ * f . •*• r * AR V *, S as . station waiting, for the tank in his Volkswagen passed into Their Japanese acquired a great admiration for America because of baseball," he said. "The game really caught on there. When Gen. Dolittle flew over Tokyo early in the second World War, he said he over innumerable the eame iSS Ct Banzai chlrges the Japanese By 5 Strikeouts- McDowell * «„ », ga l sta . tlon ' waiting.for the tank in his Volkswagen passed over Cleve., 90; Tiant, Cleve., 64. to h r Mombo Picked up a newspaper, turned ritually to the baseball fields. s P° rts P a g e and saw one of those small items at the bottom National Leaeue S/i?* ^""i P e New York Yankee s, on a road trip, had sent Batting <w2 batsT- Rose, W ™ ey Foi ?. h ™ ^ " ****"*' -- —Cin., .358; Flood, St.L. 327- M He immedia tely fished out change and called Lee MacPhail, thought they were hurtling Alou, Pitt. .327 ' ' genial manager of the Yankees, in New York to see if they terrible insults upon the Runs-Rose Cin 30- Santo co i"3 I 56 a 3 °- vear -° Id righthanded pitcher who was still de- Americans by shouting. To Chic 25- Flood StL 25 Playing baseball. MacPhail told him to keep on hell with Babe Ruth.' " Runs batted in-Perez* Cin g omg to the ball park that he was trying to get waivers on a English has fielded many 27; McCovey S F 27 C ° Upl ? °J fi ay Su S '., J " cal1 you back ln a cou P le of hours '" Fre ^h terms, but the Gauls Hits-Rose Chi" SB' F Aim, promised MacPhail. also have racked up many of Atl 53 ' ' ' ' Monbouquette, who had sent telegrams to 17 clubs in the ours - ' Doubles - L Johnson Chic I£ aj0r ^agues and called the general managers of most of 11- Bench Cin 11-A Tnhncnn'' them< Wlthout any results - wasn>t counting on it. 11, Bench, Cin., 11; A. Johnson, ^Blithe did call back," said Phil, "and he signed me right And the bitterness hasn't quite dissipated at the cold shoul- - '*,£% received from baseball, a guy who had won 20 games in 1963 and never suffered a sore arm. Cin., 11; Staub, Houst., 11. Vz Triples- Clemente, Pitt., 4; 8 * tied with 3. Home runs— H. Aaron, Atl., 9; Hart, S.F., 9; McCovery, S.F., 9« K . . _ . m.. * E1 Paso 10 » San ^onio 6 rignffS Last Nlghl Shreveport 2, Arkansas 1 Albuquerque 10, Amarillo 5 Today's Games Amarillo at Albuquerque Dallas-Fort Worth at Mem- 'phis San Antonio at El Paso Shreveport at Arkansas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Bob Foster, W/4, Washington, D.C., knocked out Dick Tiger, 168, Bia/ra, 4. Foster won World Ught.Heavyweight title. G.B. 9. "I was 30," he mused, "and I guess they figured I was too — Stolen bases- Wills, Pitt. 12- •• , Flrst thing they'd ask me, 'Plow much money you mak- 3V 2 R. Jackson, Atl., 9. m g ? 4 ] / 2 Pitching (3 decisions)-Reed, "They were, what would you say, penny-wise and pound- 5V 2 Atl., 6-0, 1.000; Kelso, Cin., 3-0, , f o° llsh - l felt I could still pitch, or I would have quit right 1 000; Selma, N.Y., 3-0. 1.000 then - At the time, though, my confidence was shot. Every Strikeouts-Singer LA 75- mistake J made pitching, I got the bleep kicked out of me. '"- " ' "At Detroit in the spring (Note: the Tigers released him unconditionally on May 10), I finally realized I had to change my style. I was daring batters with the high fast one, like I did when I was a kid, and getting the bleep kicked out of me. "So I changed the grip on my fast ball. I hold it with the seams instead of across. And now I've got my fast ball running and sinking low to the outside." Ryan, N.Y., 68. Rockets SAN DIEGO (AP) _ Harry Barnes and Darryl Jones, two fourth-round college draft selections, have signed with the San Diego Rockets, the National Basketball Association team announced today. It got so bad that a Frenchman wrote a book deploring the Statue of Liberty play. "A good example of the French invading English is the word 'groggy,' taken from prize fighting. I remember the first time I heard it was on a French record about wine, women and song. It was pronounced 'groh-GEE.' I could not figure it out. I had the song transcribed. Then I asked a Frenchman who was a sports fan about it. He said, 'You know the word, like when you're out on your feet— either in the ring or from too much merrymaking.'" Of course, the game is played on both sides. English sports words often come from foreign fields. "From Italian," said Pei," comes the word 'sport' from disporto. The With the Yankees, he also regained his pride and a decent salary. The Tigers had offered to let him spend the summer m Toledo at $1,200 a month for the four remaining months of French took the Italian word than^SOOob M °oar° ^ * P ' t0her Wh °' d ^^ making more r a c c h e 11 a and made it He won a half dozen games for the Yankees, with a fine earned-run average of 2.36, and came back this spring with no illusions. The Yankees would use him as a spot relief pitcher. Manager Ralph Houk told him the second week of the season that he'd be in the bullpen as the "long" man and maybe go to the "short" chores in the late innings of games if he did well. " Then Al Downing, a lefthander, started his first game in Oakland one night, got into trouble in the first inning, and Monbouquette came on to shut out the Athletics the rest of the way. He has been a starting pitcher again ever since. "I feel now like I did in '63." he said. "I like to get to the park early and think about the game. I start preparing days before. I know I'm going to work every four or five days For instance, I pitched in Chicago, so I figured I'd be facing Cleveland. I started checking Indian box scores to see which batter is hot, how I might pitch around him. I'm like a little kid Every day I can't wait to get to the park." Then he added soberly: "It's not an easy game." He could have said it a year ago, too. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn I NEATLY baseball pro Kit It Uurry lines up a shot during a pruciiri* round N*V- B«rr> will tuiu^tf Ju the upeomiug aunuul Hurrah 1 !, invitational a| Syutu Til hot-. Named to Auto Racing Fame INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The late Tony Betterihausen, tw>j- Urns winner of the national driving championship, and m - chanic Jean Mercenal were named Tuesday to auto racing's Hall of Fame. College Names Wrestling Coach NEW YORK (AP) - Henry Wittenberg, acting wrestling coach at City College and a 1948 U. S, Team Was Held Up PARIS (AP)-The defending champion U.S. tea in was unable to reach Paris on tiin'j Tuesday because of the nationwide strike, and the start of the woman's International tennis competition hud to be delayed 24 hours. Olympic champion, was nainod coach of the U.S. Olympic Gre- racquet. Tennis is a French word. And the tennis term 'love* meaning zero is corrupted French. It was originally Toeuf meaning egg. Rodeo is of Spanish origin and means 'going around.' The Palestra, the sports palace in Philadelphia, is the literal Italian word for gymnasium." Sometimes, English expressions as used by Britishers, need translation in American. Pei's favorite is a sentence by George Bernard Shaw when he was a young sports writer covering a prize fight. Shaw wrote: "Plush on the boko napped your footman's left," "It means," said Pei, "the fighter rapped his opponent square on the nose." Shaw was no man to pull his punch. He hit straight from the shoulder, with some fancy footwork thrown in. (Newspaper enterprise Ann ) Negro Pro Golfer Dies at Age 90 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - J 0 | m M, Shippen, believed to be the first Negro ever to play competitive golf in the United States one of the first American- Graham back brown hair that trails raggedly at the back of his neck— the only disorderly symptom about him. Graham has been the world's champion driver and a winner of the Indianapolis 500 in 1966. His pursuit of speed has added another dimension. Graham also flies. "A Peeper, as the French call it," said Graham, and then explained that it was actually an American plane, the Piper Aztec. "It's directly the result of winning two year r s ago here. I made a lot of money one day and spent it the next" The evening before he broke the 170 m.p.h. barrier at Indianapolis, Graham zoomed over the city for an hour in a friend's plane just for the kick of being unchained from the natural boundaries of man. He's very philosophical about the whole bit. "I have discovered two entirely new sensations in my life-, time," he said. "One is speed, the other is flying. The other sensations we've had since Adam and Eve. I feel exceedingly fortunate. "The feeling of flying is the same as in driving—you're controlling a machine—but there is also a great sense of liberty when you take off. With the restrictions of the society we're living in, increasingly, you like the freedom it gives you. "When you're up there, nonchalantly buzzing around, you look down and say to yourself, 'well now, there's a nice garden . . . that's a bloody marvelous swimming pool.' "I feel free like a bird. Speaking of birds . . . ." His mustache twitched upwards at the corners and a faint smile deepened the lines at the corner of his eyes. Graham didn't feel the need to explain that among colloquial Britons, birds also light on two feet, but they don't spread wings to fly. And in Graham's locale they're generally sheathed in micro-minis and high boots on their shanks. But business is business, and the night before he went out to qualify for his year's Indianapolis 500, Graham read himself to sleep. He finished a book, "Topaz," by Leon Uris. Then he got up and before noon and a quarter of a million fascinated spectators, he set a times trial record of 171.208 miles per hour for the four laps, which lasted just four hours until Joe Leonard (also driving a turbine) broke it.' "I have an ugly feeling," Graham had speculated, "some unmentionable is going to do it a little quicker. This circuit is ideally suited to the gas turbine and four-wheel drive." The world of Graham Hill, however, moves too fast to allow real disappointment. He left immediately that same afternoon to fly to England and test a new formula 4 car the next day on an old used bomber field outside London. Then he'd fly to Monaco for the Grand Prix at Monte Carlo, after which he'd /ip hack to Indianapolis in time for the carbure- tion trials at the motor speedway preceding the 500-mile ex- travagan/.a on Memorial Day. "With the schedules," pronounced "shed-yewls" by Graham, "flying around Europe has become essential for a racing driver. U saves a lot of time and tension." So does having a turbine to race that can uo 170 miles an hour. It made him the first man to qualify for this year's Indy 500. A year ago, at this time, he was almost the last and quickly dropped out of the actual race latoX "I was having to stay here another week," lu' grimaced "It was dreadful. II was a bloody nightmare." It was, ifi other words, for the birds. ' v w. *». (Newspaper Enterprise Assn ) f , • i T —••••a w»*v W* U*V 44*. .31 *MUyjKJiXIl- co-Roman wrestling team rues- &,„, golf pros, died Tuesday at the age of 90. Minor League Results By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pacific Coast League Taconia 1, Phoenix 0 Portland 5, Seattle 0 Spokane U, Vancouver 2 San Diego 8, Denver 2 Tulsa at Oklahoma City, wet grounds Indianapolis at Hawaii International League Rochester 13, Toledo G Buffalo G, Syracuse 5 Louisville 13, Richmond 0 Jacksonville at Columbus, wet grounds Friday's Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Steve Carltou, Cardinals, hurled a three-hitter, giving ujj only one unearned run as St. Louis wliijjjjud Phlladel- By PHIL PASTORET t off till tomorrow what should do today and you just might have time to deaS up yesterday's work. The fellow who gets Kltuts I'ummy to him is •fery Surtunute, considering how deliveries have been mixed up Ititely. phia 5-1. BATTING- Bob Bailey DodK- or.s cracked four Hits, including •i three-run homer that trig! geredaflve-rm 10th inning and boosted Los Angeie., to a 9-7 victory over Houston.

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