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WKDNESDAY, JULY 29, ($69 Comic Dictionary PLAGIARISM—Takinjf the writing* or ideas of another person and making M them worse. (Copyright, 1?6», by f v»n Elirl RAIN-ALL-STARS TO PLAY JACKIE'S RACIAL CHARGE IS DISPUTED- Robinson. Feller Clash * \ WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Hall of Famcrs Jackie Robinson and Bob Feller clashed Tuesday over Robinson's charge that the baseball establishment ignores the black athlete when his playing days are over. Robinson, appearing at a news conference with Feller and other former greats honored Monday night, said baseball "has made great FELLER PICTURE: Page 2S strides over the years, but baseball ownership has not moved ahead with it." The statement .was an obvious reference to the fact that there are no Negro managers or high-ranking club officials in the major leagues. "I think it's a tragedy in view of the contributions black athletes have made to b aseball," said former Brooklyn star Robinson, the first Negro to play in the big leagues. 'No Debts' "T can understand what Jackie Robinson is saying but T think he's wrong," countered Feller, the former fastballer from Van Meter, la.;- who was honored Monday night as FLADOOS' 75 TAKES LEAD the game's greatest living right-handed pitcher. "I don't think anyone' owes anyone anything. "Professional baseball has done as much for the colored players as they have done for baseball. "F think baseball has done more for underprivileged people, ,/or minority groups, than anything else. And I think the club owners deserve a great deal of credit. ''Ability alone is what should count — in the front office, too. ,1 think there will be a Negro with that ability." "I can see that Bob Feller hasn't grown any from 1947 to today," Robinson shot back. "He still has his head in the sand when it comes to race relations. But I don't want to get in a hassle with him today." Mays Speaks At the awards dinner, Willie Mays, the only Negro honored — he was named to the team of greatest living players — said Robinson had provided the inspiration for himself and other black players. Robinson, however, said he was disappointed that the late Branch Rickey, who broke BY 3 SHOTS Harman and Lichty Next in State Golf The Leaders Jacque Fladoos, Dubuque 75 Bobbe Lichty, Waterloo 78 Sue Harman, Cedar Rapids 78 Rosemary Mueller, Davenport ...80 Lynn Sandeman, Creston 81 Linda Sehelldorf, Marion 83 Eileen Van Horn, P.M. 83 By Jim Moackler (SUff Writer) SIOUX CITY, IA. - Jacque Fladoos, 21-year-old two-time champion from Dubuque, took the lead after 18 holes in the Iowa Women's Amateur golf tournament Tuesday with a two-over-par 75. The pretty California State of Long Beach co-ed chipped and putted consistently well as she moved three shots ahead of Bobbe Lichty, 18, of Waterloo and Sue Harman, 18, of Cedar Rapids. While the young players were taking command over the relatively flat «,103-yard Boat Club course, Mrs. Fred (Corkey) Nydle, 40-year-old defending champion from Ottumwa, Buffered through a bundle of trouble and probably shot herself out of contention with an 89. Mrs. Nydle, who has won this event four times, found five sand (raps on the outgoing nine for a 44 and visited the rough frequently as she came in with o a 45. Needs 27 Putts Miss Fladoos chipped so precisely with her 7-iron that she required only 27 putts, taking , only one putt on nine greens. . Her longest putt was a six-fool- er for a birdie on No. 18 that gave her a 37-38 card, "The chipping saved my neck," Jacque said. "If it hadn't been for that, my game would have been bad bananas." Columbus of Waterloo and the Iowa girli champion, required 30 putts and dropped her longest for the gallery on No. 18 — a 15-footer. She was out in 39 and WOMEN- Please turn to Page Three Sports Today Auto Racing STATS — U.S. Auto Club midostj it Knoxvlllt. Golf STATS — state Women's Amateur *t Hjux city. Tennis STATE — Iowa Open (I Cedar Rap- Softball ORSATBR OSS MOINES - City tourna- Hent, The Future: 3 Leagues ~GrMaybe4 WASHINGTON, D.C. 0 (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn Tuesday predicted the game would be played between continents in the not too distant future. He could not make the same prediction for play between the American and National Leagues. «owie Kuhn also K " H N foresaw a change in the makeup of the two leagues. In a speech at the National Press Club, Kuhn said: "I think it is not inconceivable) that we break up into more : leagues." Now with two leagues of 12! teams each, he said it might he I possible to develop three eight- club leagues .or even four six- team leagues. Kuhn said his "office is evaluating such proposals. The commissioner said baseball, celebrating its 100th birthday during 1969, has created a great deal of excitement this year. He said the enthusiasm for baseball has extended to many foreign countries. "I see in Japan an enormous enthusiasm," he said. "Perhaps that enthusiasm pales that in America. I see it also in South and Central America. "I also see it in Europe although I don't think it yet rivals cricket or soccer in England. But it's there in The Netherlands, France, Germany, and Italy. The game is developing and making its mark. He said he sees intercontinental baseball developing in the Orient, particularly Japan, and in Latin America, j "It's got to be coming," he' said. In answer to a question oiv whether he foresees interleague play, Kuhn replied: "That's' sort of the bug-bear' of my life." He said the American League I Jackie Robinson 'It's a Tragedy' baseball's color line by bringing Robinson up to the Dodgers in 1947, failed to receive any recognition during the ceremonies. "Had I failed as a player, Mr. Rickey would have found someone else I'm sure," Robinson said. "The credit belongs to Mr. Rickey, but there was not one mention of him and it bothered me a little." OAK RALLIES iMLflUL DENVER, 7-5 STORM HITS PARK, RUMS GALA EVENT McLain vs. Carlton Thii Afternoon WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) Baseball's fortieth All-Star game was postponed until this afternoon when heavy thun* dershowerSxdrenched Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium Tuesday night. \ Game time today is 12:45 p.m. (fowa time). It was the first postponement in the history of the All-Star series. The 1952 game in Philadelphia was shortened to five innings because of rain and a 1961 game in Boston was wash* ed out as a 1-1 tie after nine innings. In the absence of President Nixon, who was able to get an early start on his Pacific trip due to the rainout, the first ball this afternoon will be thrown out by Vice-President Agnew. The gates had been open for hours and the early birds of an expected crowd of 45,000 were on hand, huddling under the projecting upper deck. Heavy rain soaked the outfield and formed puddles on the tarpaulin covering the infield. Weird Setting Sharp lightning flashes lighted-the—sky-and-thunder rumbled. It was a weird setting, with the fans sitting in the darkness brightened only by Iowa Narrows , Gap, Then Stalls G.B. American Association Standings W. L. Pet. Omaha 65 33 .663 .... Tulsa 57 38 .600 6»/2 Indianapolis ....50 45 .526 13>/2 Iowa 40 54 .426 23 Oklahoma City . .38 53 .418 23Va Denver 32 59 .352 29Va Tuesday Night's Game Denver 7, Iowa 5 Only game scheduled Wednesday Night's Games Iowa at Denver Omaha at Indianapolis Tulsa at Oklahoma City By a Special Correspondent DENVER, COLO. - Denver relief pitching, normally an invitation to opponents' success, stopped the Iowa Oaks in the Jate innings Tuesday night to protect a 7-5 victory. Lefty, Dick Estelle posted his eighth triumph, but it was the relief work of Gale Kennedy and a brief brush of success 1 for Bob Radovich that proved decisive. The Oaks, Irailing, 6-0, caught Estelle for four runs in the fifth, surrendered another run in the Bears' fifth, then threatened to take charge in the seventh. They had a bases-full one- out situation after singles by Ernie Fazio, Fred Velazquez and Allan Lewis before Estelle walked Al Driscoll on four pitches and left the ball game. Now it was 7-5 and the 3,632 Bear fans stirred uneasily as Radovich took the mound. But Radovich's second pitch to Ossie C'Havarria brought a. soft one-hopper to the pitcher for a home-lo-lirst double play. the flashes of lightning. j The washout was a blow for g.Qjthe baseball brass who had opened a gala centennial celebration Monday night with a spectacular dinner honoring the all-time all-stars. The 1N§ All-Stars had been guests of President Nixon and a White House ceremony Tuesday afternoon. The rain started to pour down before they had left the grounds for the ball park. They already had received the word that there would be no batting or fielding practice. The rugged early customers cheered when the electric Scoreboard in right field lit up with the message: "Good evening. Welcome to the 40th All- DUGOUT WASHOUT —Water frorrKflooded field gushes down dugout steps Tuesday ^hight in Washington leaving no doubts that All- x Star jrame rescheduled \V1 for he todav postponed, at 12:-15 Game was p.m. (Iowa WIREPHOTO (AP) BLAME IT ON TELEVISION, SAYS FELL LLER tegemhGiverllw^Edge WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Is it really _ true modern- day baseball players such as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron and Denny McLain are not the equal of the oldtime stars who played prior to 1940? That is the almost inescapable conclusion that has to be drawn from the naming Monday night of baseball's all-tune team, with only one player who has performed in the last 25 years — Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees — cracking the squad. But it isn't the only conclusion. Legends Vital "Legends build with time — they always do," says Bob Feller, the great Cleveland right-hander and strikeout ace of the 1940s "Legends probably are an asset when it comes to picking all-time teams. "Legends were created much easier before television. I'm not taking anything away from the selections, but it isn't as easy for legends to grow in the television era. Star game." Cloudy, Warm, Humid Commissioner Bowie Kuhn waited until 8:27 p.m., 12 minutes after the scheduled starting time, to announce that the game had been postponed because of the unplayable condition of the field. The weather forecast for today: cloudy, warm and humid with a chance of scattered thundershowers in the afternoon and evening. The Weather Bureau forecast a 50 per cent chance of rain this afternoon. The game was called after a! long discussion and personal inspection of the field by Charles S e g a r, representing Kuhn; American League President Joseph Cronin; Washington Senators owner Bob Short, Senator ALL-STARS Please turn to Page Two McLain Makes Quick Trip Home to Dentist-He'llStart WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) - Denny McLain, the American League's scheduled starting pitcher in the All-Star game, flew back to Detroit after Tuesday night's postponement to keep a dental appointment, but promised he, would return in time to start I pitcher if McLain fails to ar- today's game. I'm getting out of here right after I take a shower," said McLain after the postponement, "Mayo asked me to be back so I'll be back." Manager Mayo Smith is rive on schedule Smith would only say: Gilbert Signed By Fort Worth HOUSTON, TEX. (AP)-Chris' . .. ,.-.•„ Gilbert, University of Texas' It was the only thing Radov- iha | fback the past three y ich did right in his brief tenure !j oined the Fort Worth B raves , but it was a significant accom- O f the Continental Football phshment. League Tuesday. Tommy Mercer, owner of thej Braves, said Gilbert the National League does not.' "That puts the commissioner' where he often is — in the middle of the fence," he said. "And he has not leaned one way or the other." Kuhn said interleague play will continue to be discussed "but It won't come in 1970." The commissioner also attempted to dispel the notion, as cited in public opinion polls, baseball is not as popular with young people as it once was. =^gg— _ ._ IOONE SPEEDWAY Rally Fizzles He opened the eighth by L , , ^ ,- , . walking Bill McNulty and Jose a °n e -y ear contra <* but didn't | - 7: W P.m. Morales, and Manager Don Heffner wasted no time waving in Kennedy, who entered with a 1-6 record, no saves and a mon- OAKS Please turn to Page fwo The BAVARIAN HAUS SINGERS Wed. thru Sit. 2 Show Nightly First Show 7 PM BAVARIAN HAUS RESTAURANT $216 E. 14th 266-1171 disclose salary terms. Gilbert, the only collegiate ever to rush for 1,000 yards in each of his three seasons, was a fifth round draft choice of the New York Jets but was unable to agree to terms with the club. ,>•*»»»«*•••««*«»*«»»< : Cecyl & Johne/s Silver Swan Jftckth— TrttMn RESTAURANT 912 Sixth Aw. M UoMireom OMN MON THaU FRIDAY* MA.M.-1I P.M. "We'll start Homebody else then. There's no problem now. They've all bad an extra day's rest." National League Manager McLain's manager with the Ti-j Red Schoendienst also said his gers and his manager here as : starting pitcher would not be the A.L.'s skipper. i changed, and that Steve Carl- Jet Back ' on wou 'd be on the mound. "I've got one of my prop planes here, and I'll fly back tonight, then take one of our jets back and that should put me here about 12:30." That allows McLain just over an hour to reach the ball park from the airport, suit up, take some warmups and walk out to the mound to face the first National League batter. "Don't worry about it," said Smith." He'll get back. If he doesn't get this teeth thing done now, it will have to be postponed for • week, so he has to go." McLain spent about IVa hours before the postponement in the dugout — a prisoner of the rain, which was so heavy there was no way he could get back to the dressing room. "Cooling Off" Asked what he was doing out there, McLain said, "I went out there to cool off." When pressed for his itarting Pat CorraZes' Wife, 27. Dies CINCINNATI, OHIO (AP) Mrs. Sharon Ann Corrales, 27, wife of catcher Pat Corrales of the Cincinnati Reds, died Tuesday afternoon at a hospital here shortly after giving birth to a boy. A hospital spokesman said the infant was in satisfactory condition. There are three other Corrales children. | Corrales played for D e s jMoines in the Three-1 League in 1 1961. He was married in 1963. Featherweight Bout SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (REUTERS) - American Willie Pep will referee Australian Johnny Famechon's world featherweight title defense against Fighting Harada of Japan Monday. People are more i'amili;ir\ with players and no! so awestricken. "Where pcople used In rely on what (hey read about a player, they rely a l»t more on their own eontaet these days. Television not only shows a player when he's good, but when he's having a bad day." Feller said he thought that was the main reason so many olcltimers were named to (he- all-time team, despite the fact* it is generally acknowledged today's athletes are bigger and stronger. DiMaggio was the only post-1940 star to crack the team that listed Walter Johnson and Lefty Grove as the pitchers. Mickey Cochran. the catcher; Lou Gehrig, first baseman, Rogers Hornsby as the second baseman. Pie Traynor as the third baseman, Honus Wagner as the shortstop and Babe Hull). Ty Cobb and DiMaggio as the outfielders. "~~ Measuring Sticks This, despite'the fact that in sports, where; accurate measurements of athletic feats can be made — such as in track and swimming modern, day performers have shown how vastly superior they are in comparison with their forerunners. Baseball's measuring sticks, of course, have changed with the game — the change in parks, the accent on pitching — therefore Feller suggests the only way to judge baseball talent is to measure players against their contemporaries. "There have been so many changes in the game," he said, "that the only way to determine how great a player really is is to see how much better he is than his contemporaries. "How many more homers Ruth hit than the players he played against. How many more games Johnson won than the pitchers he pitched against." Those sentiments seemed to be reflected more in the companion voting Monday night for an all-time living team that was sprinkled with mod- ' ern-day stars. Living Team On that team, Feller and Grove were the pitchers, Bill Dickey was the catcher, Stan Musial and George Sisler tied at first base, Charlie Gehringer was at second, Traynor at third, .Joe Cronin at short and an all-post-1940 outfield wa.s selected — DiMaggio, Willie Mays and Ted Williams. Mays was the only Negro to make the team, and Williams wa.s the only living player who failed to appear .1! the banquet. His wife accepted his award and may have added one more qualification for greatness 1 when she explained his absence. "You know Ted's sentiments about formal occasions," she said. "He hasn't changed any. "Maybe that's why he continues to be great." BACK AGAIN! ~n "The Tramps" PERFORMING EVERY Wf 0. • FRI. t SAT. " 2 for 1 "happy hours" THE "LAOVIUI LOUWGE" W- lit* It. FRIENDLY FREDDIE is EAGER to please! And save you money too it our — COLDKN ANIS1VKKSAHY -Off S*tk rw, I. FRIEDMANS CHRYSLER • IMPERIAL PLYMOUTH atmi i«t. 'til 4 M* r LOCUST Open f vit. 'til f

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