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SPORT ^ It is most interesting to get an outsider's view on one's own bailiwick from time to time, especially if the outsider happens to be a professional in the art, practice, or racket of looking at local bailiwicks. A week ago we happened to attend a social to-do at which we met one Chan Forman, a cousin of remote degree of the lady of our house. Anyone with access to the Sunday Chicago Sun- Times might hear a bell ring at the name, for Forman is a travel writer for that gazette, a gentleman of some 25 years in the field, a good share of it in getting paid to travel and write. This, of course, distinguishes him from the professional author, one who writes, gets paid for it, and then travels. This is the breed that becomes an authority on a country or location by merely flying over it in a jet. The conversation wandered to Wisconsin and recreation, somewhere between the salad and watermelon. Forman thinks outdoor recreation in Wisconsin would get somewhere if the northern resort owners did not have so powerful a voice in operations of the Wisconsin Conservation Department. His criticism did not deal with hunting and fishing aspects as much as with camping facilities and decent resort facilities. He thinks the Badger state is woefully lacking in state camping facilities when compared with, say, Kentucky. He says there are some decent private camping facilities in Wisconsin but they have a hard row to hoe due to hostile resort interest influence in the Legislature. As for the resorts themselves, he thinks that far, far too many of them have not yet become aware that increasing numbers of resort customers look for quality and "the good living" first and are not too concerned with cost. They want the best, are willing to pay for it, and become irate when offered make- do, poor accommodations and wretched food . . .all of them often at near- premium prices. He has come across all too many resorts which offer substandard services and facilities under the argument that "p^ple want to get out and rough it." There is a segment of our outdoorsmen—and women •—who do want to rough it, to be uncrowded and uncluttered and not hemmed in. It has been our experience that this breed is not found in resorts. They are the ones who "pack in" to remote areas, camp much as their ancestors might have a century ago. There are few things about resorts that attract them, many things that repel them. For the sake of argument, we will pass over these rugged individualists, concern this with the newer breed of campers and the camper-resorter and resorter. We cannot help but feel that Forman is right when he says this group Is demanding more home comforts for their stay in the woods. The outlet for 120 volt wiring in trailer parks and campsites is an indication of this. The cement block shower rooms, laundry rooms and flush toilets in campsites are other indications. Why fight city hall? If the purchaser of camp trailers and pickup truck campers asks for these refinements, he gets them and he must be using them. It is the way they want to camp and by the thunder in the mountain they will camp that way or not at all. Forman just believes that other states are ahead of Badgerland in recognizing this and giving the public what it wants. The resorter, loo, he thinks, follows this path of progress. The rustic pine-slab cabin with the chipmunks gamboling in the eaves and the plank floor and venerable electric or fuel oil range does not attract milady and her vacationing brood. And don't knock the feminine power in picking a vacation spot. Our travel writing friend may have been a bit harsh on Wisconsin. But he has seen a lot of places in his unn time and speaks from eX' perience. In our knocking around we have noticed things that indicate he might be closer to right than \yrong. The resort­ er in northern Wisconsin who moans loudest about everyone going to neighboring states or Canada is often the one whose facilities are the most backward. The one who hasn't time to condemn the I-system of highways for funneling vacationers through Wisconsin non-stop is the one whose place is modern, at- tive, busy and full through the entire vacation season and on into fall and winter. And he is too cotton pickin' busy running his spread to go to town meetings and fight against someone being granted a permit to build a commercial campground in the neighborhood. It is, as we said, most interesting to get an outsider's view of our little world. Especially when it is a pro at traveling that does the viewing. But we cannot help but wonder whatever gave him the idea the Wisconsin Resort Owners Assn., had any influence in Madison? >« * • The tourist dollar is often trapped. However, since the traps are live traps and the tourist is taken along with his dollar, he lives to' remember it and to tell about it. Word of mouth advertising is the most potent there is and one party moaning about an unhappy experience can undo thousands of dollars worth of carefully planned advertising. The individuals who are a success at catering to the vacationer, the traveler or the sportsman know this. Anyone can be "taken" once. We cannot help but feel that the man who invests thousands of dollars in a resort or lodge with the preconceived notion that he will be dealing with the public on a "one-shot" basis, that his customers are faceless boobs whom he must de-money while he can for he will never see them again, this man would be better off out of the business and undoubtedly soon will be. There are places we all have been, perhaps 2,000 miles from here, perhaps 50, that we want to revisit at first opportunity. There are others we will avoid like sudden death all the days of our life. —AP Wircphoto GRAND PRIX WIN — Jimmy Clark, rear, of Scot- British Grand Prix Saturday at Silverstone, England. He land, got the checkered flag signifying he had won the was driving a Lotus. He also won the Indianapolis 500. Jazy Loves Shiny Stopwatches PARIS — (JP) — Michel Jazy loves stop watches. They're small and shiny, models of regularity and easy to control. He has rocketed himself to the pinnacle of footracing fame by running against stop watches. Jazy is a home-loving Frenchman, and if he had his way he would prove that he is the fastest man at a mile, or 5,000 meters, or any distance in between, without ever leaving the borders of France. Through his efforts, he would like to stir up French youngsters to try serious running and revive a lagging interest in track and field meets in France. During the month of June, he has gone a long way toward meeting his objectives. He has set three world records — in the mile at 3:53.6, in the 3,000 meters at 7:59, and in the two miles at 8:22.6. And he set a European record — the second fastest time ever recorded — in the 5,000 meters at 13:29. Friendly Rabbits Each of his records was set with the help of friendly "rabbits" which set a fast and even pace, leaving Jazy to to carry on alone in the final stage. For the 3,000-meter and two mile, Ron Clarke of Australia helped out by alterna ting with Jazy in the lead. Clarke knew that the distance was too short for him, but he insisted he was running to win. When Jazy ran his 5,000 Pro Football Players Await Opening of Camp (By the Associated Press) The pro football season comes rushing into the midst of the baseball pennant races this week when the Cleveland Browns, defending champions in the National Football League, and a host of other teams in the NFL and the American Football League go to camp. Coach Blanton Collier of the Browns will have his first look at the champ's new crop Monday at Hiram, Ohio. The veteran Browns, who upset the Baltimore Colts last December, will report Thursday. Actually, the Los Angeles Rams will be the first to start training. The rookie Rams will check in with Coach Swede Svare today. The veterans are not due at the Orange, Calif, camp until July 26. Issue Early Call As many of the clubs will lose prize rookies to the All- Star game in Chicago, many coaches have issued an early call to get a quick look at the draftees before they move on to the All-Star camp. The Browns have to get cracking early because they play the College All-Stars Friday, Aug. 6. The Dallas Cowboys, who have two prize rookie quarterbacks, Craig Morton of California and Jerry Rhome of Tulsa, will have the new men check in Tuesday. The bulk of the Cowboys do not have to show up at Thousand Oaks, Calif., until July 23. Joe Namath, the New York Jets' $400,000 rookie from Alabama, has been testing his qut:.iionable right knee at Shea Stadium for a week, Namath and Johnny Huarte, Notre Dame's He^sman Tro­ phy winner, reported to have been paid $200,000, will be at the Jets* camp in Peekskill. N. Y. Wednesday night ready for picture day Thursday. All the Jets will be in camp by the end of the week. Others to Open In addition to the Jets, other AFL teams to open rookie camps during the week are Oakland at Santa Rosa, Calif., San Diego at Escondido, Calif. Denver at its new camp in Golden, Colo., Houston at Houston and Kansas City at Liberty, Mo. Boston and the defending champion Buffalo Bills will report the following week. One of the most interesting early camps will be the New York Giants' gathering July 18 at Fairfield, Conn., because Allie Sherman hopes to resurrect a strong running game around such rookie backs as Tucker Frederickson, Ernie Koy, Bob Timberlake and Chuck Mercein. The last NFL team to go to camp is Detroit with the rookie Lions due at Bloomfield Hills, Mich., July 27 and the veterans Aug. 2. Buffalo's starting date of July 23 at Blasdell, N. Y., is the latest starter in the AFL. meter race in Paris, a crowd of 12,000 was in the stadium and other thousands were turned away. His name on the program is the magnate to pull as many as 3,000 spectators — out of a total of 5,000. He has run in nine different towns in widely separated parts of France during his "June campaign." Jazy's races are produced live on television, his name is a household word from newspaper headlines, and his baby face and curly hair appear regularly on magazine covers. In his own field, he is the symbol for President Charles de Gaulle's program for raising the prestige of Fraiice. Slights Competition But Jazy usually slights one thing that is closest to the hearts of most runners: Competition. Jazy wants to prove that he is the fastest, and the stop watch is his witness. Most runners want to prove they are the best by beating their strongest competitors. Ron Clarke, who owns the world records at 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters, is on a tour of the United States and Europe to seek out his strongest rivals. He went out of his way to test himself against Jazy at Melun, France, in the two mile. Peter Snell of New Zealand also is on an American and European tour. Snell held the mile record before Jazy. But Jazy planned his whole program on a series of races in the first half of June, before the Americans, Australians and New Zealanders would would be in Europe. He blocked out the month of July — when most big competitions in Europe are held — for a vacation. Postpones Vacation It was only after the encouragements of his world records and the mounting pressures to prove he was not afraid of man-to-man tests that he agreed to postpone his vacation by a week. Jazy is a frail man of 29, running from a poverty ridden past. He stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 143. His running stride measures seven feet, GYz inches. His father and grandfather died of a lung disease contracted in the coal mines of Northern France. His mother. a restaurant waitress, brought Michel to Paris when he was 12 years old to make sure he did not go down into the mines. By the time he was 16, he was working as a hotel bellboy. Later, he became an apprentice typographer in a newspaper printing plant. Hours Flexible Now Jazy works in the public relations department of a big mineral water company, where his working hours are flexible enough to give him plenty of time for training. He lives in a house in the suburb of Ozoir la Ferriere with his wife, Irene, and two daughters, 5 and 21/2. He Trout Pond • • • Trouble and More Sunday, My II, 1965 RACINE SUNDAY BULLETIN 5D Wade Blasingame Curve Ball Prodigy Racine Anglers Receive Badges Two Racine anglers have received "Master Angler" badges and certificates for northern pike they landed at Kississing Lake in Northern Manitoba . Minimum weight for qualification is 18 pounds of northern. Karl Kumpel, 2401 William St., landed one that went 18 pounds, 4 ounces and Edward Burkhardt, 418 Wisconsin Ave., made the list with an 18 pound 2 ounce northern. Kississing Lake is north of Flin Flon, Manitoba, and is inaccessible by road. SEE US FOR ... ! Residential • Commercial • Insurance • GLASS — REPLACEMENT AUTO—PLATE—WINDOW MISC. AND SPECIALTY GLASS STORE FRONTS 2617 LATHROP AVE. 632-1665 Emergency Ph. 886-4522 BRYSON CITY, N.C. ~iJP) —A trout pond manager knows that bad luck—like lightning—can strike twice in the same place. A year ago a flash flood swept several thousand rainbow trout out of L. C. Barnes' ponds into nearby Fontana Lake. Barnes rebuilt the ponds so strongly he thought nothing could happen to the fish again. This week a tank truck loaded with acid overturned on a highway a quarter of a mile from the ponds. The spilled acid raced into a small stream and on to the ponds. Barnes said he lost 18,000 trout, and wildlife officials said he may not be able to use the ponds again for five years. drives a convertible car, an expensive luxury in France. Most of what he has he owes to his running, Jazy likes to think of himself as a battler, who pushes himself to the limits of endurance, but his biggest races against top competition have been punishing trials for a frail ego. In the 1,500-meter at the Rome Olympics, Jazy won the silver medal - but suffered a broken heart because Herb Elliott of Australia beat him by 20 meters. I surpassed myself that day," Jazy said. "I did the best I had ever done, but I was badly beaten. It took me two years to get rid of the idea that Elliott was a god." Never Tried It In all his record attempts, Jazy has never gone after Elliott's record of 3:35.6 set that day in Rome. Almost every Frenchman was convinced that Jazy would win the 5,000-meter at Tokyo. That looked like a gold medal with a tri-color ribbon around it. The pace was slow and uneven. No one wanted to take the lead — Jazy had turned down a proposal by Clarke that they share pace setting. At the start of the last lap. Bill Dellinger of the United States shot ahead, and Jazy followed. With 300 meters to go, Jazy was leading. At the head of the stretch, he was about two meters in front, then Bob Schul of the United States shot past him. So did Harold Norpoth of Germany. Jazy had nothing left, and his dream of a gold medal had exploded. He was even beaten out for third place by Dellinger. By Sandy Padwe NEW YORK — (NEA) — Some prodigies play the violin, others read Einstein and some, like Wade Blasingame, throw curve balls. His introduction to the curve came, incredibly, at age 7. "I know it sounds unusual," the 6-1, 185-pound southpaw said, "but it wasn 't when you consider that my father i raised me to be a major leaguer from the beginning. "One day he took me to visit a friend named Earl Jones, an old ballplayer, and Earl showed me how the curve ball worked. Of course, I couldn't remember everything about it, but I did remember what he told me about spinning the ball off my fingertips." Bent a Little Dale Blasingame "swears" the story is true. The elder Blasingame said, "When he was 7 he could throw the ball well enough so that it would bend a little." And now, 14 years later, Bobby Bragan, manager of the Milwaukee Braves, and his pitching coach, Whitlow Wyatt, believe they have the finest curve call pitcher in the National League. "Never," said Wyatt, "have I seen a youngster with such fluid motion and such an excellent curve ball. I don't know how young he was wiien he first learned it, but he sure has it down perfectly now." Blasingame was a $100,000 Wade Blasingame —Journal-Times Photo ARMY TENNIS TITLIST — Mike Plate, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Plate of 2053 Shoop St., receives a watch from Major General Lloyd E. Fellenz for winning the U. S. Army Japan singles tennis championship. Plate, a specialist fourth class, is stationed at Chitose, Japan. He defeated Pfc. George Alfaro representing Camp Zama 6-2, 6-0, 6-2 to take the crown. Both are members of the Army Japan tennis team which will go to Okinawa to compete in the Army Pacific tournament. WHOLE HOUSE CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING Including General Electric Air Conditioning ind installation. Now only CALL 637-6175 ANYTIME, DAY OR NIGHT General Electric Heating of Racine ^flS 16th Street ,^ Racino, Wis. Nelson Travels in Fast Group Four stock car racing champions and the current big car speedway king of the U.S. Auto Racing Club have entered the 200-mile national championship late model stock race at State Fair Park Milwaukee today. Stock car champs include Parnelli Jones of Torrence, Calif., defending titlist, and former champs Don White, Keokuk, Iowa, Paul Goldsmith, Munster, Ind., and Norm Nelson, Racine. A. J. Foyt, Houston, Texas and winner of the recent Firecracker 400 at Daytona Beach, Fla., is also entered. The race is limited to the fastest 40 qualifiers and has attracted 46 entries. Tickets go on sale at 9 a.m. today, time trials start at 12:30 and the race at 2:30 p.m. May Find 'Skiers Only' ANCHORAGE, Alaska—C?») —One day you may find your favorite fishing lake posted with a "water skiers only" sign, according to an official of the Interior Department. Dr. Stanley A. Cain, assistant secretary in charge of fish and wildlife and parks in the federal agency, told a convention of western states fish and game officials that some sort of "shared time" arrangement may have to be worked out. One suggestion would be to set aside certain sections of water areas for fishing and others for skiing. "There has also been a suggestion that fishing be permitted in some waters on alternate days with boating or water skiing, or during different hours of the day—a sort of 'time zoning,'" Cain said. bonus baby, signing with the Braves right out of Roosevelt High School, Fresno, Calif., in 1961. Picked Winner The Braves parted with the money because, from his first game in organized ball, the kid was a winner. "I remember when I was a year under the limit for Little League baseball," Wade said. "They made this rule that I could pitch only two innings until I came of age." As soon as he did, his Little League teams won four straight titles. Then he progressed to the Babe Ruth League and three pennants, to junior high school and three more titles and finally to Roosevelt High, where he was on three winners again. "I've always been blessed with an exceptionally strong arm," Blasingame said. "And I've always taken care of it. Because of this I was able to learn the fundamentals of throwing a curve ball earlier than others. This enabled me to develop the good rotation I have now." Although he was something of a phenom in high school, Blasingame shared the publicity with three well-known crosstown rivals from Fresno High School—Jim Maloney (Cincinnati Reds), Dick Ellsworth (Chicago Cubs) and Pat Corrales (Philadelphia catcher). Ahead of Him "Those guys were three years ahead of me," Wade remembers, "but once, in my sophomore year, I got a chance to pitch against them in the game for the championship of the San Joaquin Valley. Actually, I was on the junior varsity team at the time, with the rest of the 10th graders, but the coach called me up to pitch this game. Ellsworth was pitching for them, and MaJoney was playing shortstop. I beat them 4-3 or 3-2, I can 't remember which. You know it 's strange, but my first big league win was against the Cubs and Ellswortli was the loser then, too." Blasingame came to the Braves in June, 1964, from Denver, where he had been sent to work on his one problem—control. In 28 games, he compiled a 9-5 record and the Braves knew they had a comer. Better yet, a mature prodigy. LAKE PUCKAWAY Modern WEEKEND VACATION COTTAGES with PRIVATE SHOWERS—Only 125 miles from Racine BOATS • TACKLE* MOTORS LIVE BAIT S3 BEST of Flihini for Bais, Walleyea, Northernt and AU Fantlsh Tel. 414-394-3452 Stan's Pucka way Resort MARQUETTE. WISCONSIN 53847 It's Sandy For COLOR —TV — Magnavox and RCA Victor Ask About Our Free Home Triol THRIFTY SANDY'S Downtown — 512 Wis. Ave.

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