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THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1970 *****' 1-S Comic Dictionary — ^An unconventional young man who, after he gets a, haircut, always hears better. (Copyright. 1»70, bV Evafi Esar) rsi IU White B ILLY MARTIN and several friends were dining in a Farlbault, Minn., restaurant recently when a stranger asked the 1969 Minnesota Twins manager to step upstairs and say a few words to a banquet crowd. The one-time -New—York Yankee infield star graciously obliged and talked for maybe 20 minutes — basically to one man. It was a .gathering for the deaf. Whatever Billy said had to be flashed to the audience in hand language. "I em joy people and, when they're sincere, I can find time -to-talk-to-themr'-says-Martin7-| "Just because I'm not in baseball now doesn't mean I'm. not still in love with the game. "I might be- a little disenchanted with some parts of it at present, but I still love baseball and still love to talk about it." Billy didn't need an "interpreter" here W e d n e s day noon when he spoke to a crowd of 300 at a Big Brothers lunch .at the Hotel Fort Des Moines. He came through loud and clear in a crisp, humor- tinged 15 minutes. He spoke kindly of Owner Calvin Griffith, who fired Billy in spite of the Twins winning a ivisional—pennant;—and—an- swered a question from .the floor about last season's famed street brawl with pitcher Dave Boswell. He told Yankee antecdotes and mentioned his three road, r o o mie s.:_ Joe .DiMaggio ("Why he ever switched to Marilyn Monroe is still' a mystery to me."), Phil Rizzuto and Mickey Mantle. One thing Billy barely mentioned was the 1970 Twins. Small wonder. .Although still a resident ' of the Twin Cities area, he has yet to make it out to the Met this season. "/ don'i intend to, unless my little boy wants to go out," he said. Billy-Joe is 5. ' 8TH STRAIGHT HIKES RECORD TOGAUDY13-2 First D.M. Shutout, Vida Fans 10 American Association ReedGone** Wilt Powers \L. A.,135-113 SEAVER TOPS DODGERS, UPS STREAK T016 LOS ANGELES, CALIF. ( A P) _ wilt Chamberlain broke loose in the absence of| New York's Willis Reed to i rip | D *1 r\ «, score 45 points and lead the! * aylor Bails UUt Lakers to a 135-113 victory over! the Knicks Wednesday night, i squaring their National Basket-1 ball Association playoff at threej NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Mets'Ace, 5-4 " Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Pel. Iowa 13 . 2 .867 Indianapolis .... 8 7 .533 Omaha 5 8 .385 Evansville 4 9 .308 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. Oklahoma City ..10 8 .556 Tulsa 9 9 .500 Wichita 10 10 .500 -Denver-rrrrrrr G.B. ... 5 7 8 G.B. ,.. 1 1 DAVK BOSWELL REGISTER PHOTO BY JERVAS. BALDWIN Billy Martin and 'Little Brothers' Billy Martin, one-time star with New York Yankees and former manager of Minnesota Twins, is flanked Steve Connors, 13, of 4412 University, during appearance here Wednesday. Martin was speaker at third by Louis Waugaman, 10, of 1427 Frazier st., and annual Big Brother luncheon at Hotel Fort Des Moines. BEN: NOT PLANNING COMEBACK• • / • . . . Hogan, 56, Enters Champions Tourn Wednesday Night's Games Iowa 4, Tulsa 0 Indianapolis 4, Wichita 0 Oklahoma City 4, Omaha 0 Denver 13, Evansville 6 Tonight's Games». Iowa at Oklahoma City Omaha al Tulsa Denver at Indianapolis Wichita at Evansville By Ron Maly Flam e-thrower Vida. Blue sent the Oaks' winning streak to eight games Wednesday night with a three-hit, 10-strikeout work of art that cut down Tulsa, 4-0, at Sec Taylor Stadium. Blue didn't like the weather, but Manager Sherm Lollar liked what Vida did in it as the -Qaks-stcetchedJheir first-place games apiece. The series returns to New York's Madison Square Garden for the deciding battle Friday night. Reed, the N.B.A.'s Most Valuable Player, was out with strained hip muscles suffered in the fifth game. New York Coach Red Holz- .man_started resenre__cen.tet Nate Bowman, replaced him with Bill Hosket and then went to frantic strategy of moving S I r o n g-armed Tom Seaver struggled to his sixteenth con- ecutive r e g u- ar-season v i c- or and Tommie Agee ran his iltting streak to .7 games as the Wets edged JOS Ang el es W e d n e s • Dave DeBusschere from forward to center. _ • 27 Rebounds, Too Chamberlain scored 24 points to help give the Lakers a 71-51 first-half bulge and added 17 in the third quarter. He collected four in the final session before leaving the game with 2'minutes 21 seconds remaining. In addition to. his biggest point production of the playoffs the 7-f o o t. 1-inch veteran grabbed 27 rebounds. HOUSTON, TEX. (AP) The figure of Ben Hogan, the Texan who dominated another era of _ golf, Wednesday loomed over the slimmed- down field for today's -first round of the Houston Champions International. But the balding, ailing little stylist, who has not played competitively in almost three years, denies he is planning any major comback. "Don't talk about a. comeback,!!, said Hogan, 56, who has captured four U.S. Open championships. "I'm just going to play this week, just to see if I can walk a tournament, see if I can play. If I finish, depending on how I play and how I feel, I may play next week. But I have no plans beyond that." Hogan has not played since the 1967 U.S. Open. He has had a shoulder operation since then and now is suffering from an old injury to his left knee. But his appearance gave a major boost to the tournament that is lacking many of, golf's greatest names. Among those, missing are Jack Nicklaus, 'Winner of last week's Byron Nelson Classic; PICTURE: PAGE 4-S Arnold Palmer; Billy Casper; Ray Floyd and Tony Jacklin. Frank Beard, the 1969 leading money winner, and Bob Lunn, winner of the Citrus Invitational earlier this year, made late withdrawals because of illnesses in their families. . That left the sentimental choice for the top prize in the $115,000 event. But Lee Trevino and Gary Player ranked as the men to beat in the field of 95. Another of the top candidates is Orville Moody, who won the National Open title on this same course last year. Aaron, Carty M ARTIN, 41, is a lean, trim, medium-sized man who misses not putting on a baseball uniform every day in the summer. The habits of 24 years are hard to shake. He's got plenty to do, but it isn't quite the same. Billy speaks and does sales promotion for Grain Belt beer, cuts television commercials for a financial institution and does several brief sports com-, mentaries daily for a radio station in which he has a financial interest. • ' "My title is assistant to the president of Valjon Corporation," he explains. "We have three radio stations now . . . in the Twin Cities, CoZt/ornia and Hawaii.!. and eventually uM have the maximum of Moses Still Undecided; seven radio and five TV stations." As a'player, the feisty second baseman was aptiQ..attempt to solve a tough problem by grabbing it around the neck and 1 shaking hard. Onc.e he even swung on 6-foot 8-inch Gene Conley. He aimed for the jaw but only reached Gene's Adam's apple. Martin's all-time dilemma came last in his first (and so far only) year as a major league manager. He got fired, to spite of winning the Western Division. It's since then that he's truly, shown bis class. The Twins owner has said that lack of communication, rather than matters *uca as WHITE — Please turn to Page Four Run Braves 9 Streakto9 •• ,.._ ATLANTA, GA. (AP) Hank Aaron rapped his eleventh home run, Rico Carty extended his hitting streak to 25 games and knuckleballer 'Phil Niekro hurled a five-hitter Wednesday night as the Braves 'streaked to their ninth straight victory, 3-0, over Pittsburgh. Aaron's homer, the 565th of his career, came in the first inning after Felix Mfflan walked. After going out twice, Cafty doubled in the sixth inning to score Aaron, who had singled for the 2,988th hit of his career. Niekro (3-4) made the Pirates his third straight victim. He walked one, fanned 10 and allowed only seven balls to be hit out of the infield. The. Pirates have now lost seven straight.. 9 Dowling Stars Signed By Chuck Bur dick — The "where's East Waterloo's Jerry Moses going to'college?" question remained unanswered Wednesday — the first official day that high school athletes could sign' national letters of intent; ATL * NT * MAlOU lou cf 4010 trqski 2b 4 0 0 0 liver. '.I 1989 ^'/IblS?? *v nil 000( taraei Robr MBUl e emi .br hb . "»L. iSi I Ib 2000 SaVef JOio ler c 3000 isKro o 3000 *H«r> -p mit! p (11). S>-C»( Elite ((,2-2) ....... 1 Glustl ............ 1 A— MARE 'SHAPES' TROTTING FIELD TCTEND^ttJMF PHILADELPHIA, PA. (API- Corn Maid had a habit of stopping everytime the bright lights viere turned on as she approached the finish line at Liberty Sell Park. Monday wight, driver Walter Marks put sun glasses on the trotting mare and she edged Circus Maximus for her first wctdiry in nine races this year. Hint Meitmoi? Not Protected The 185-pound : halfback, : who scored 38 touchdowns and won ail-American honors last fall, said earlier this spring he wanted to sign at the earliest possible date. But he apparently h a d a change of heart. His home telephone was busy for a major part of the day, then later a special operator said the plume had been temporarily disconnected. His high school coach, Bruce Wiegmann, however, told The Register, "I don't think Jerry's going to sign for a. while. I think he'll take a week ,or-sp and really look over the schools he's interested in." Many people were looking for the talented Moses. "There was one coach at his •door at 7 a.m.," Wiegmann said, "and I saw three carloads of coaches heading toward his hfiuge_on my way to school" Wiegmann said Notre Dame aide George Kelly had been in Waterloo Tuesday night and Iowa State's Johnny Majors Iowa assistant Bud Tynes and a representative from Missour were in Waterloo Wednesday- It's doubtful that any Iowa ligh school football team has lad as many major signings as Dowling of Des Moines did Wednesday When three Ma- oons signed for Notre Dame, thsee for. ..Wyoming, tsyo. .for and one for Iowa Alabama State. First-team all-state end Tim lullivan, second-team center D e n ri i s Olson and halfback Mike Noble, injured most of ast season, selected Notre Dame. Wyoming's catches'were second-team all-state quarterback Joe Malsam, tackle Tony Sdoriatta^and~ fullback-Ron-Bo ed Wire to The Register DETROIT, MICH, - Former Drake star McCoy McLemore, a forward, is expected to be placed on the Pistons^ ujipro- tected list for the upcornwgT^a- tional Basketball Association draft, if was learned Wednesday. Forwards Bob Quick and Bill Hewitt are also expected to he on the list. West Coast Events Hit By Protests FRESNO, CALIF. (AP) The West Coast Relays, scheduled this weekend at Fresno's Ratcliffe Stadium, were ordered canceled Wednesday by Glenn S. Dumke, chancellor of the California State College System. -The prestigious track, event, which annually attracts world- class athletes, was called off in compliance with a request by Gov. Ronald Reagan that all state universities and colleges close early for the weekend to help cool off antiwar protests. The action also forced can- celation or postponement of record in the Eastern Division of the American-Association-to a fancy 13-2. "He was more . consistent • tonight than he was in his first game," Lollar explained. "Vida threw 127 pitches — about the same total he had in 6 2-3 innings last week." However, Blue said he "felt better" in last Friday's victory over Oklahoma City. "The weather was "cooler tonight," the 20-year-old left- hander commented. "It was even harder jor me to warm up. before each inning in this- gam&r" First Shutout Nevertheless, Vida became Lakers built a 36-16 first-quarter lead when rookie Dick Garrctt hit seven field goals in as many tries to lead the attack. The Knicks matched the Lak- ers_pQint_.for^point-in-the_sec* ond frame with reserves Cazzie Russeil-hitting-for-42-and-Dave Stallworth for nine. Chamberlain and West contributed 13 and 11 respectively for the Lakers, who hit 62 per cent of their field goal attempts and 15 free throws in the first half compared to 44 per cent from the floor for New York. Rally Fizzles In the final stanza the Knicks managed to cut the 11 point deficit to 107-94 but couldn't emulate their comeback of LAKERS Please turn to Page Two S e a v e stopped the Dodgers for the seventh straight time and ran his season mark to 6-0 after finishing the 1969 campaign with 10 straight. Seaver, 9-1 lifetime -over-Loa Angeles, was reached for a solo home run by Ted Sizemore in the second inning and a three- run shot by Willie Crawford in the ninth. Billy Grabarkewltz and Sizemore singled following Crawford's one-out homer, but Ron Taylor came on and retired Andy Kosco and Von Joshua. Agee, the Mets' center fielder, singled off loser Don Sutton X3^Un-thc-first4nningT-He-ai9O- walked twice, scoring three Tuns; while Bud Harrelson; chipped in with three singles. LOS ANGELES NEW YORK ' ' " . ab r h bt • Agee cf • 3310 jier WPafker'' :rawford rf 4133 Jorflensn Ib 4 Grbkwltz 3b 4 or ilzemore 2b 4 1 Sultan p It-- r ^oeller D 0000 RTaylor o Gabrlelsn ph 1 0 0 0' 'ascual p 0000 .efebvre ph 1000 >ena p 0000 Cosco ph 1000 Brian Faino, a fifth-team all-state halfback, and offensive tackle Steve Paulsen picked Alabama and defensive end Francis Pierce chose Iowa State, Either Iowa State or Alabama is expected to get another Dowling star*— tackle John Trave, who was a sixth-team all-state choice. The University of Iowa's top early catches among in-state players were Oelwein quarterback Rob Fick, a first-team selection last fall and Fairfield fullback Kent Rinaberger. New Cyclones Iowa State's signees included first-team tackle-guard Bob Herman, his Jefferson of Cedar Rapids teammate, Doug Keown,: Kennedy of Cedar Rapids half- JLETTBRS — Please turn to Page Four events, including Saturday's 'P_a~c i f i e Eight Conference Southern Section Relays at U.C.L.A. and several spring football games. Among those entered in the forty-fourth running of the two- West Coast Relays were the first Oak to pitch a shutout this~season before a!-' nounced as 1,415. And he had to get up early to make sure he'd get back to town. "f had to get out of bed at 6:30 this morning so I could catch my flight," said Blue, who put in four days of military reserve duty in Oakland, Calif. Bill McNoIty'provided' more than enough offense for—the- Oaks with a run-producing single in the third inning and a two-run homer in the fifth. Iowa also scored in the seconc on walksr to McNulty and Bobby Brooks and "a single by Dwain Anderson. Blue's brilliant performance made it a perfect .home stand for the Oaks. They won three straight from Oklahoma Cit> and four in succession from Tulsa. ~ : Hit the Road The club left at midnight fo 2 1-3. 25 ? 0-1 IB 4 2-2 10 6 2-4 14 4.JW) J. 10-02 10 3-3 23 5 M H 1 0-0 Totals sTf-ltm New York . Los Angeles NEW YORK Bradley 3 0-1 DBsche 12 1-3 Sowman Jarnett =rarler Hosket . {Jordan italwth Warren LOS Baylor ANGEL|S T aylor 3 2-2 I rkson • 3 0-0 i hmbln 20 5-14 4. 20 i .. 9 0-0 1 1-1 0 0-0 W 17,509. kson hmbln arret! Tresvnt Egan Lynn MCarter Robecin Totllf 57iT-3J13S ,,.16 35 29 33-1K ,..36 35 39 34-135 27, Los Angeles 001 000 001—4 .... 210 200 0 0 X— 3 E-Sudaic.,. OP-JJew Yorjc 2. LOB- Total , 344114. .Total. Lot Angeles ••-- York _ Sudak .os Anodes -. ..— . _... Sizemore (1), Crawford (2). SB—Agee, Harrelson, Boswell, Jorgensen. IP H R ER BB SO Sultan (L.3-4) 3 64541 Moeller 1 01000 Pascual 3 30002 Pena 1 0-0001 Seaver (W.A-0) ,,,, 81-311 4 4 1 B. R.Taylor 2-3 o o 0- .0 0 Save—Ryan. HBP—by Sutton (C.Jones). WP—Sutton, Moeller. T-2:21. A—18,027. Expos-Giants Game Postponed "Snow MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (AP) — Snow forced postponement of the game between the San Francisco Giants and Expos Wednesday night. The Baseball Scoreboard * ( American League National League Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. Baltimore ...... }6.. Detroit ........ 14 Boston ........ 13 Washington ....13 L. 8 .9 10 12 13 14 Standings EASTERN DIVISION Pet. G.B. ,„,, W. L. Pet. G.B. W-7 .. ChicagiT 13 9 .591 ... " - NeW York .....13 12 -.520'" I"" .609 .565 .520 .519 .391 Oklahoma City, where it open: an eight-game road trip tonight Fred Talbot (0-0) will draw tto pitching assignment. "I just hope we can keep it up," said Lollar. "So far we've OAKS - ~ Please turn to Page Two New York ..... 14 Cleveland ...... 9 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. Minnesota" ... ;/15" 8 -.652 California ...... 15 9 .625 Oakland ....... 12 14 .462 "Chicago ....... 11 13 .4 IVz 2>/z 3>/z 3Vz 6V Z G.B. 4>/z shot putter Randy Matson, discus star Jay Silvester, Olympic gold medalist Lee Evans in the 440-yard run, and crack distance medley relay teams from Villanova, Texas at El Paso and Houston University. REJOINS G.C.A.C, NEW YORK, MLY. {AP)-West Virginia University, which resigned in 1952, Wednesday rejoined the Eastern College Athletic Conference. TULSA . abrhbi IOWA oulter 2b ossek I Pitts 3b Thqcnas rf Melendez cf -uln Ib iVanon si \m eter ph l sera o P _ ..ndrsrfsi 0 Blue P 0 TPt»l* Tolill MOJO HR Kansas City .... 8 16 .333 7Vz Milwaukee 6 20 .231 lOVz .Wednesday's Games Baltimore 3, Kansas City 1 (N) Chicago 2, Cleveland 1 (N) '^ Milwaukee 4, Boston 3 (N) Detroit 5, Minnesota 2 (N) California 4. Washington' 2 <N)New York 7, Oakland 6 (N) Today's Pitchers N—New York (Peterson 2-2) at Oakland (Fingers 1-0) iWn 3??a N—Washington (Coleman 1-2) at 4» - ? fi '' 8 ^California (Murphy 3-2) N—Boston (Gulp 2-3) at Milwaukee (Krausse 2-5) N-^Minnesota (Perry 4-1) at Detroit (Niekro 3-1) N—Kansas, City (Morehead 1-0) at Baltimore (Cuellar 3-2) Only games scheduled ab r h bi 4000 Driscoll 2b 4000 4000 Reynolds Cf 4220 3000 Marauez ID 4 o o o 4010 Tenace c 401' 4000 t 0 2 J 3000 000 000 00 0—0 00 000 il 020 uv ( llis (L, 0-1) Philadelphu ..'..13 12 .520 1 St. Louis 10 12 .455 3 Pittsburgh 11 14 .440 3Vi Montreal 6 16 .273 7 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pel. G.B. Cincinnati ......21 6 .773 ... Atlanta 15 11 .577 5Vz Us Angeles ':. .13~12 v ,520' 7"", San Francisco ..13 14 .481 8 Houston 12-15 .444 9 - San-Diego-.~... 10 17 .37011 Wednesday's Games New York 5, Los Angeles 4 (N) - Philadelphia 4, San 'Diego 3 (N) Atlanta 3, Pittsburgh 0 (N) San Fuocisco at Montreal, wet grounds Only games scheduled Today's Pitchers Cincinnati (McGlothlin 2-2) at Chicago (Hallzman 3-3) N—San Francisco (Perry 3-3) at Montreal (Morton 2-0) N—Los Angeles (Foster 2-1) al New York (Sadecki 0-0) N—San Diego—(Oobson 2-3) it Philadelphia (Short 2-3) N—Pittsburgh (Veale 1-3) at Houston (Wilson 0-0) Only games scheduled - •r v-j-j-- 1 00002 9 3 0 0 3 10 tPHts). P6—Olerud 2. STATE-Parsems »J Qulnev. Loras at 1 NO. 1 TEA6T08 & MOW!* IN SALES! CUB CADET 7-10-12 H.P. HAVE NO BELTS — NO PULLEYS! 4-li H.P. 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