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MONDAY, MAY 4, 1970 - flMipSOtJL —theman who 'fieattra" procession until he's dead. i tCoeyriaM. i«7,(i, by Ev'tri fe»ir) TULSA, 13-7 W ILFRED HETZEL was the subject of a recent Sports Illustrated story titled "47 Years a Shot-Freak" and, about the same time the magazine came out, a letter arrived from (gasp!) W. Hetzel. "One of the many memorable accomplishments in my "career took place at Drake Fleldhouse a few days after Christmas in 1941," writes Hetzel. "Bobby Feller was at the clinic In the afternoon bnt couldn't stay for my exhibition. "That night'before 6.000 fans 1 scored my 45-to 50-foot forward pass shot on the first try in a swishing goal. As I drew back my arm to pass the ball, a man in the complimentary section yelled real loud: 'Two bits!' "Thej.wQr_ds wcre-hardly-out of his mouth before the ball was in the basket. It was a terrific thrill for me and fans cheered for severl minutes. Fans near .the fan nudged him as he red- el e n e d and tossed a quar- te r on the floor." The 58-year- old native oi Melrose, Minn., never played basketball, but has spent an estimated 30,000 hours directing a bail through a hoop by drop- kicking, shooting while blindfolded, legs crossed, on knees, etc. Wilfred formerly was billed as the man with "1,000 ways to make a basket." Now he prefers "thrice featured in 'Believe It or Not' and twice in 'Strange as It Seems.' " TTETZEL'S cross-country .ll. rambling, mostly Jrom high school gym to high school, gym, piled up 42,000 miles in 1944-45, his busiest year. It you'll read on, the logical conclusion is that he is one of the great diary keepers of all time. "Did Storm Lake win the boys' state cage title?" asks Hetzel (No, the Tornadoes were second). "I performed there in 1943-44 and scored an over-the girder shot. "I made my dropkick shot on the first try at Luther College in 1941; I have now , scored on the first kick at 68 schools. In 1936, I performed at a high school game in Emporia, Kan., at which Ralph Miller played for Chanute. • "My last Iowa appearances were in December, 1955, 'at Tama, New Sharon, Marengo and Sigourney.'' : , w How many other performers keep records on who was in the audience? )U GET a letter such as this and the next stop is 'the microfilm closet. Sure enough, on Dec. 26, 1941, Hetzel gave afternoon and night shows at Drake. "Unlike most exhibitionists, Hetzel doesn't make any pretense of being perfect but does point out that- he has booted in -46—of—his—€4—dropkicks this Tops Palmer 14-INCH BIRDIE *"£Ti* DIITT AU VTTU ^°* ^' Reds ruuuwj/m RoHOn)// . r HOLE WINS IT Big Crowd Cheers Bogey by Jack DALLAS, TE*. (AP) - The inonsterous gallery of some 15,000 was largely and loudly "Arnie's Army" Sunday when Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus engaged in a classic duel for the Byron Nelson Golf Classic championship. "It's kind of like Ohio State playing football against Texas in Texas," quipped Nicklaus after he won with a 14-inch birdie-putt 1rT~thT TirsT'extra" hole — their the day. thirty-seventh of "Anyone has to expect that- -tbfi r err.ant..pitch when they play with Palmer. He's a verjL_popular__man.Jt doesn't bother me. "Arnie has earned everything he has. He's made such a great contribution to the game. I just fortunate to be a part of year," read the story. Hetzel had also started carrying his own basketball. In the olden days, before the molded ball, it was common to blow up maybe a half-dozen balls before a reasonably round one came along. The story the following day described Feller, then the reigning strikeout king of major "league" baseball," as "being""the" hit of the clinic. No mention was made of Hetzel'g picking up that ejrtra two-Wts for nuiking his long forward pass shot, bat it was a good thing that he wasn't counting on a bonus for drop- kicking. "Wilfred Hetzel, who claims to be the world champion trick basketball shot, tried and failed at least 10 times on his so- called dropkick specialty as a climai to Friday afternoon's clinic." said the story. "He managed to hit fairly consistently from a position on both knees." Well, you can't win 'em all. feel it." Huge Crowd The struggle drew one of the biggest galleries of the year, a monstrous throng that stampeded over the course, shouting, milling and cheering. There was no doubt that Palmer was the favorite. There was even applause when Nicklaus got in trouble on the final hole of regulation play. . Palmer, who trailed by as many as four strokes at one point during the 36-hole windup, forced the playoff when Nicklaus took a bogey on the final hole. Nicklaus had a final round of 71 and Palmer had a one- • under-par 69. They were deadlocked at 274, six under par. They immediately started the playoff, and their thirty-seventh hole of the day. Both drove the fairway, with Nicklaus some 20 yards in front. Palmer was short of the green in two and Nicklaus was pin high to the left. Palmer chipped 18 feet short GOLF- Please turn to Page Three JACK NICKLAUS ARNOLD PALMER CINCINNATI, OHIO (AP) John Bench lashed a three-run homer and keyed two rallies with doubles as the ReHs whipped Pittsburgh, 11-7, Sunday for their fifth straight victory; Bench drilled his seventh homer in the third inning after Bobby Tolan singled and Tony Perez walked to give Cincinnati a 5-1 margin. After the Pirates closed to within one run in the seventh on Bob Robertson's two-run homer, the Reds tallied four runs. Bench led off the seventh with_ his second double and the Reds eventually scored with the help of two errors and a wild pitch. Two runs came home on Jim Merritt went 6'A innings and picked up his sixth triumph tops in the major leagues. He has lost once. Perez put the Reds ahead, 1-0, in the first with a single after Tolan had doubled. Bench followed with a double and Lee May scored Perez with a single. PITTSBURGH ab r h b! MAlou cf 5000 Rose Pagan 3b 5000 Heir CINCINNATI ab r h bi Clemente rf BR ' ' - iefrn/ 2b \ 1 0 Tolan el 53X2 Perez 3b 5130 Bench c 5 0 2 2 LMav Ib 4210 Carbo If 1000 Chaney is 1 McRae ph "larrpll D 3 0 '. . . 1000 1 0 1 1 < 0000 T 0 0 0 0000 0000 1010'. 0000 leriTtt lonlnger D 0 5111 5231 4221 3233 5 1 1 J 3000 3000 0 1 0 C 0 0 0 C 3001 0000 :onceocn s> 0100 M11U» 2*1 — 7 41 7. IS < Total 0 1 •- 1 0 1 111 00 J 48X-11 2. Merritt. Alley. ~ DP—Pittsburgh I. ir'Sangulllen, Perez, Rose, tomente. • A.Oliver. HR—Bench (7). .Robertson ,2,. S-j-Carbo^ ^^ * 2 0 1 4 i 102 1 0 41-310 2-3 1 . 2 4 1 M E ATo5 er " W 1 * Blais (L.2-3) feln Hartensfeln McBean ribbon DalCxnton Merritt (W,«-l) lonlnger :arrolT WP— Cloninger, Sangulllen. T-2:29. n Gibbon. A-15.219. I Burbach Ripped, Sent to Minors NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) The Yankees . optioned right- hander Bill Burbach, former Dubuque, la., prep to their Syracuse farm team in the International League Sunday after he was shelled in the opener of a doubleheader with Milwaukee. Burbach, 6-8 a year .ago as a rookie, had an 0-2 record and an earned-run average of 10.55 in four 1970 starts. He was relieved in the third inning Sunday. 2 Die as Turkish Soccer Crowd Riots TURKEY TAP) ~ Fighting broke out Sunday between rival fans at a soccer match in Siirt in Eastern Turkey and two. students were reported killed. REGISTER PHOTOS BY DAVE LEWIS Pizarro Runs Into a Roadblock Oaks pitcher Juan Pizarro tries to find right way to turn after being trapped off third base in' third inning of Sunday's game with Tulsa. Pizarro had hit first of his two doubles and advanced to third on infield out. He tried to score when .Ron LEO IS FINED, OUT ONE GAME ATLANTA; GA. (AP) - Chi cago Cubs Manager Leo Durccher was fined. $200 and. suspended for one game Sunday by NationaKLeague President Chub Feeney over an incident that led to Durocher being-ejected from Saturday night's Cubs- Braves game. Dgrocher left the dugout in the sixth inning to question a ball- strike call by umpire Harry Wendelstedt with Braves' pitcher Pat Jarvis at the plate. After discussing the call with first base umpire Tony Yen- zon, Durocher gestured at Venzon. Venzon threw him out of the game, Sunday's game was rained out. Feeney did not say whether the suspension would apply to the 2ubs' next game—tonight -' Houston. at RUMANIAN WINS FLORENCE, ITALY (AP) ion Tiriac of Rumania defeated Boro Jovanovic of Yugoslavia, 8-6, 6-4, 6-2, Sunday to win the men's singles in the Florence International tennis tournament. SPAHN SIGNALS - Tulsa Manager Warren Spahn directs attack from third base coaching box with help of two canes. Former star pitcher with Boston and Milwaukee Braves is recovering from surgery to correct deterioration of both knees. The Baseball Scoreboard National League EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. G.B. Chicago 13 7 .650 .... flew York ....12 11 .522 2V Z Philadelphia ..12 11 .522 2Vz Pittsburgh ....11 11 .500 3 St. Louis 1 10 .500 3 Montreal 6 15 .286 7V 2 American League EASTERN DIVISION W. Baltimore ....14 Detroit 13 Boston 12 Washington ...12 New York ....13 Cleveland .... 9 L. 8 8 9 11 12 12 Pel. .636 .619 .571 .522 320 .429 G.B. "vj 2Vz 2»/j 4V2 WESTERN DIVISION WESTERN DIVISION G.B. "W. L. Pet. Cincinnati ....19 6 .760 Atlanta 12 11 .522 6 Los Angeles ..12 11 .522 6 San Francisco .12 14 .462 7Vi Houston 10' 15 .400 9 San Diego .... 9 • 16 .360 10 Sunday's Games Los Angeles 15, Montreal 1 San Diego 4-2, New York 3-3 (first game 10 innings) Philadelphia" 8-13, San Francisco 6-6 (first game 13 innings) Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 7 St. Louis 7-1, Houston 4-8 Chicago at Atlanta, rain Today's Pitchers N-,Pitlsburgh (Walker 3-1) at Atlanta (Stone 3-1), N—St. Louis (Torrez 2-2) at Cincinnati (Nolan 4-0). N—Chicago (Jenkins 2-3) *t Houston (Ray 0-1). Only games scheduled. »/j W. L. Pel. G.B. Minnesota .. .14 7 .667 .... California .. Oakland .... Chicago ... Kansas City Milwaukee .. .14 8 .636 .11 13 .458 . 9 13 .409 . 8 14 .364 . 5 19 .208 lOVi VZ 41/j 5Vz Sunday's Games Minnesota 4, Baltimore 3 Detroit 6, Chicago 5 Ctewland 6, Kansas City 3 Oakland 3-4, Washington 1-6 New York 8-4, Milwaukee 7-2 California at Boston, rain Today's Pitchers No games scheduled GBTHINTQPS BRANDS HATCH, ENGLAND (AP) — Peter Gethin, driving a McLaren-Chevrolet, captured the Guards European Formula 5,000 championship Sunday in I an average of 94.16 miles per I hour. The BAVARIAN HAUS SINGERS thru Sat. 2 Showt Nightly 7 «nd y P.M. Seng* From BYE BYE BIRDIE Through May 13 BAVARIAN HAUS BBSTAUBANT 5216 E. J4*fc 244-1173 514 Yards Passing Spice Drake's Last Spring Drill By Buck Turnbull Despite the loss of star receiver Duane Miller, there was no letup m-Drakfr's-Jagh-powered^assmg-attaek-as the Bulldogs concluded spring football drills with an intrasquad game Sunday. Quarterbacks Mike Grej * Clark hit" grounder to third baseman Gaylen Pitts (left), but Pitts threw to catcher John Olerud to trap Pizarro. Flag in background 'is at half staff for umpire Cal Drummond, who died Sunday after collapsing during Saturday night's game. i> " • Umpire Drummond Dies; Collapsed at Oaks' Came Cal Drummond, 52, former American League umpire, died at Des Moines General Hospital early Sunday morning after collapsing while officiating Saturday night's American Association game at Sec Taylor Stadium. An autopsy revealed that Drummond, a native of Greenwood, S.C., died of a cerebral nfarct, a decreased blood sup-^ ply to an area of the brain that required surgery last year. Drunynooi .wasJ^ his tenth American League season when i foul tip injured his head and left him unconscious for about two weeks in 1969. After surgery, Drummond recuperated until joining the Association staff to work.his first game here Friday night. Drummond retired in the early innings of that contest, complaining of feeling ill. But he returned, balls and strikes for the first seven innings Saturday night. Drummond went to the Oklahoma City bench at the end of the seventh, saying: "I feel dizzy. I think I'm going to pass out." Dr. John Cisna, a team physician for the Oaks, said Drummond did not lose consciousness DRUMMOND Please turn to Page Two bowski and Dennis Redmond combined to throw the ball for a whopping 514 yards. Grejbowsk), the sophomore standout from Skokie, Hi., piloted the dark blue-sbirted regulars to a narrow 24-18 decision over the light blue reserves, hitting 18 of 29 attempts for 287 yards and one touchdown. Redmond, a promising freshman from Kansas City, Mo., totaled 227 yards by connecting on 13 of his 31 tries. And he Mother'* Day May 10th teamed with another Kansas City rookie, Rex Perry, for the day's longest scoring strike — a 60-yard play. Coach Jack Wallace might not have one receiver who can match the exploits of the record-breaking Miller, but be has a bunch who could make the aerial assault more diversified. Perry, Bernie Cook and Doug Winslow each snared six pass- DRAKE- Please torn to Page Three GiUHLLATIST! • Natural Should*** • Edwarjianj • Shoi*. Portly, T«U t. t u» yew •Mt/«tiMt «J «li Ww»» SERVICE ' KING GEORGE TAILOR 11* Fourth it. 5660 Fleur Dr. Across from Airport Ph. 285-»S« Monday - Luncheons 1I A.M. io 2 P.M. FINi FOOD . TILL II P.M. SOUTHSIDE'S NEWEST & FINEST ENTERTAINMENT NIGHTLY Featuring " Genuine Italian Spaghetti t, Meat Choice Steaks DON CLEMIT Guitar— VotaJ* at their Beet You'll Lew* Him Cal Drummond Worked 1966 Series AN 'AGELESS* BID FOR BEAUTY AT FINAL RITES NEW YORK, N.YTfAP)""-" Ken Kling, former race horse owner, handicapper and cartoonist, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. A family spokesman said he was in his 70's. Kling made a final wish that his pallbearers be beautiful girls and that his age not be given in his obituaries. JIMN HURLS, CtODTTPIIir Of 21 AGGERS 5th Victory in Row; Reynolds Hot By Bill Bryson Pizarro didn't ..pitch a game_but.he hit ohe Juan perfect Sunday afternoon, helping the ferocious Iowa Oaks to their fifth straight' vie t o r y, 13-7, over Tulsa. Pizarro boomed two doubles a n d a single' in three official times at bat, a hit total exceeded only by Tommie Reynolds. Tommie had two doubles and a single, too, in the Oaks' 15-hit carnival for 1,786 sun-kissed cli-. ents at Sec Taylor Stadium. 10 Out of 12 - But—Tommie—also—bashed ^ a ime7rurr-over the left-field fence "after Bobby Brooks walked in lire-eighth for the finishing touch on Iowa's tenth success in 12 outings. Pizarro had to bear down to protect a 1-1 tie through four innings, then doubled to help himself to a 3-1 lead in the fifth. The 33-year-old lefty could afford to take it easy after the Oaks' next turn. The sixth was their most violent of the season, good for seven runs. Reynolds lashed a single to right to start the commotion. Veteran Jose Morales, catching his first game of the season after four pinch-hitting failures, then slammed a homer far OVT the left-field boards. Reggie Cleveland, Jose's victim, vented his anger by hitting Jim Driscoll in the back with a pitch. He couldn't regain his composure against Dwain Anderson and walked him on four pitches. Cleveland Relieved Reggie had a chance to cool off under the shower after Pizarro sacrificed and Allan Lewis' first hit of the season scored Driscoll. The merry-go-round spun on OAKS- Please turn to Page Two American Association Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. Iowa 10 2 .833 Indianapolis ... 6 6 .500 Omaha 5 5 .500 Evansville .... 3 7 .300 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. Tulsa"... 9 6 .600 Wichita 9 8- .529 Oklahoma City T 8 .467 Denver .3 10 .231 Sunday's Games Iowa 13, Tulsa 7 Omaha 8, Oklahoma City 7 Denver 6, Evansville 5 Indianapolis 5, Wichita 3 (N) Tonight's Games 7:35 p.m.—Tulsa at Iowa Oklahoma City at Omaha Evansville at Denver Indianapolis at Wichita G.B. "4" 4 6 G.B. .... I 5 Inventory Clearance Save 40 to 50% on this Mojdva tan, Beig* Scrim top ASE desk, 60x30. SPECIAL Leasing available FREE CITY DELIVERY Des Moines Stationery WNTOWN UdnngjgjHgp N 171 50 Fra* Part & Shop CHARGf ACCOUNTS INVITfD Supply ART Exhibit BY KURTZ JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS MAY 4-15 VALLEY BANK AND TRUST COMPANY WALNUT AT FOURTH

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