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, JULY 5, 1968 ALTON EVENING fELEGfcAPH PAGfiB-S Betty Grable Jg to The First AU-Star Aaron Not Having Best Year Who'll Bid A Mfflion? What with the coming and going .of Brazil's $340,000-a-year soccer showpiece, Pele, allegedly the highest paid athlete now enjoying the breath of life, it impassioned many to believe the world's first million dollar (yes, $1,000,000) athlete will be showing up any day now. Even if it's tomorrow, it'll,only further emphasize just how far behind the times athletics really are. Shucks, years ago they insured Betty Arable's legs alone for a million. But if you think I'm warming up to compare Pele to Orable, you're dead wrong. He has his fine points, and she certainly has hers. Or did, at one time. ...:.' Besides that, Lew Alclndor, the television aerial who shot UCLA into another NCAA basketball championship, is said to have the inside track on becoming the first million dollar showman, anyway. The annoying part and the point of today's wheeze concerns salaries those propaganda peddlers—club presidents, general managers and publicists— Jfj The put out through gullible sportswriters who, in a way, are excusable for such phonus bolonus. Snorts World? They happen to like to eat and r must sell newspapers for their calories. It's as simple as that. Those cunning propogandists (club officials) never come across with the fine print, the cute little clauses, down to the last decimal. They operate on the theory that the butcher, baker and candlestick niaker don't have to reveal their stipe- ends, so why should they? Such high-powered figures are reminiscent of a conversation had with one of baseball's late greats, Rogers Hornsby, when he managed the Jong-disappeared St. Louis Browns. Parts of that dugout tete-a-tete showed up later tat a book, only in more minute detail; Hornsby recited headlines from memory: "Ted Williams Signs For $125,000." "Mays Gets $85,000-Tops In National League." "Musial Gets $100,000 Again." "Baloney," he growled to this listener. "You'll go-to hell for writing such things as that." In collaborating with writer Bill Surface in the aforementioned book, entitled "My War With Baseball," Hornsby thoroughly debunked those 18-cylinder salaries. In one paragraph he scoffed: Divide And Deduct "For the people who read this stuff and want to determine the actual salaries, they should divide by three and deduct a third. This has been one of my pet arguments for years. "Mentioning money, I know, isn't new in the promotion business. Movie people usually double or triple the price they pay for a book they plan to convert into a movie," he claimed. "They (club officials) start off by giving sportswriters a figure like some Junk auctioneer starting a bid on a second-band bedroom suite. "Like 'So-and-so Is worth $5l,tM. He knows what he is worth. And he's got a contract that he 18 perfectly happy with," Hornsby died. "But when the writer gets through with it," Rogers continued, "it's so enormous most ball .players wish they were getting paid by sportswriters instead of the ball club." Expiayer but now telecaster Pee Wee Reese is quoted by the book as saying: "I asked for $9,000 and got $7,000. It came out $12,000 in the papers," according to the former Brooklyn shortstop star. Musial'g Salary Inflated Hornsby related a case when Stan Musial's business partner, the late Biggie Garagnani, who oversaw Stan and Biggie's eatery in St. Louis, revealed that the ex-Cardinal great never drew $100,000 as reported so often. Frank Scott, agent of Mickey Mantle and a dozen of other sports celebs, stopped by the restaurant. "Say, Scott," Biggie qucrried, "does Mantle get $75,000 like the papers say?" "Unh, unh," the agent answered, shaking his head negatively. "Didn't think he did," Biggie replied. "Stan ain't gettin' $lM,Nf, either." Hornsby further accented, "Teams would be better off if they'd forget the salary publicity. At least it wouldn't look so bad when a player has to get on a stand and swear how much he's making. In 1957, for an example, the House of Representatives' Anti-Trust Subcommittee held a hearing on sports. Committee Deflated Williams, Too "One of the things that it talked about, and passed a few official reports on, Was baseball salaries. "The committee revealed that in the same year that Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox was getting $125,000, the highest salary paid in the American. League was $58,000. And Boston is in the American League, Isn't It?" he disclosed, sarcastically. Hornsby's literary effort also published the overall salaries of each major league club for the years 1952 through 1956, the last time Congress made them open their books. "The hearings proved that ball players' salaries, on the average, don't put them in the same .money-spending class as the President. Or Elizabeth Taylor." By MURttAY CHA88 Associated Press Sports Writer The Ati^Star voters, Hank Aaron said about his selection to the National-League team, must have voted the first day of the season. Aaron shoiwed again Thursday why he made that quip, Atlanta's efstwhile batting terror grounded into double plays his last two times at bat as the San Francisco Giants trimmed the Braves 6-4 and tied them for second place. Aaron's lack of Hitting has been evident all season. True, he has hit 15-home runs, second best in the league, and driven in 43 runs, sixth in the NL. But a large portion of th6se RBI has not significantly the Atlanta attack, and he's hitting an incredibly low .231, That compares with his .310 lifetime average, players. tops among active Still his fellow players voted him into the starting line-up for the All-star game in Houston next Tuesday. Against the Giants Thursday, the 34-year-old Aaron singled in the fifth inning, stole second and scored on Joe Torre's single. But it was a different story each of the other four tittles he bat' ted, especially the last two. Coming to the plate in the seventh with Felipe Alou at first base, and the game tied 4-4, Aaron grounded a Frank Linzy pitch to shortstop Hal Lanier, who promptly turned it into a double play. By the ninth inning the Braves were they rallied trailing and loaded but the bases with one out ott a walk to Mike Page and singles by Alou and Clete Boyer. Up stepped Aaron needing only a single to tie the game. Instead he bounced back to Linzy, who flipped to Dick Dietz at the plate for one out, and Dietz fired to first for the final out. In other NL games, St. Louis edged Los Arigeles 3-2, Pitts* burgh nipped New York 3-2 before losing 4-3, Philadelphia downed Chicago 7-4 after losing 6-2 and Cincinnati defeated Houston 7-4. While Linzy was stifling Aaron's bat, the Braves couldn't do anything with Dietz'. The Giant catcher drove in four'runs with a two-run double in the first and a two-run homer in the seventh that snapped the 4-4 deadlock. Bobby Bonds contributed a two- run single to the Giants' attack. Mike Shannon, leading a contended life on Los Angeles pitching, whacked a two-run homer in the eighth inning and led the Cards to a 3-2 victory over the Dodgers in a July Fourth day game. That made it four in a row for the Cardinals, over the Dodgers. And it also gave the Cards a 6-4 season log against Los Angeles. Combined with San Francisco's victory over Atlanta 1 , the Cards increased the gap be- tween themselves and the Giants and Braves, who are tied for second. Shannon's blast broke a 14 tie. Len Gabrielson brought the Dodgers one run back in the bottom of the eighth with a solo homer. But Joe Hoemer came in to quiet the trouble. Dick Hughes then stopped the Dodgers in the ninth. Ray Washburn started for the Cards and picked up one of his infrequent victories against .the Dodgers. He had a lifetime record of 4-10 against the Dodgers going Into the game. The victory raised Washburn's season record to 6-3. Claude Osteen was the -victim of Shannon's blast and saw his record slip to 7-11. Julian Javier rapped his second hit of the game to lead off the eighth and set up Shannon's tie-breaker. It was Javier who had brought the Cardinals even with the Dodgers in the third inning. The Junior Baseball It Doesn't Pay To Hurl No-Hitter It just doesn't pay to pitch a no-hitter for 'the Cubs' Don Richeson. He hurled one Wednesday night in the 9-10-year-old league of the Alton Junior Baseball program but lost it, 2-0, to the Blackhawks. The reason? His opponent, Dan Springman, also hurled one. It war, one of 12 games played in the league in which there were six no-hitters and three one-hitters thrown. In other games: The Giants slaughtered th.e Hawks, 31-1, with Mike Cunningham and Terry Genteliri combining for a no-hitter. Gentelin helped his own cause with two honws and a'single. Terry Wooden had a homer and single, Don Eberlin a homer and two singles and John Garvey two hits. Jim Graham hurled a no-hit ter as the Wildcats clawed the Cardinals 15-3. Jim Gillis had a double and John Smith had a double and single. Pat Springman was the losing pitcher. Winning pitcher Bob Schmidt pitched a no-hitter, struck out 14 and hit a homer and double as the Indians blanked the Mustangs, 5-0 Bob Braden had the same kind of luck as Richeson. He pitched a no-hitter but lost to the ReJbirds, 4-3. Jim Walters was the winner, Steve Bailey and Jonn Walker each had two hits. 49ers Swap Stickles SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League have traded veteran tight end Monty Stickles to New Orleans and may lose former star pass catcher Dave Parks to the same club. General Manager Jack White confirmed today that Stickles has been traded, to the Saints, but declined to say for whom. The Saints are to report that. Saint quarterback BUI Kilmer, a former 49er, said his club is dickering with Parks, who played out his option with the 49ers last season and is a free agent, The 49ers still are negotiating with Parks, who .has said he would sign for the best offer. With Steve Parton hurling a one-hitter and striking out 12, the Yankees blanked the Red- legs, 5-0 Matt Fessler had a trl- pie and single and Dan Johnson .a triple or the Yankees Carl Cw* was the loser% The Beavers blanked the Bluejays, 7-0, as Kelly Boyd threw P one-hitter and struck out 11. Roger Edsall had a triple and two singles and Bob Lyons and Rod Jones each hi homers for the Beavers. Mike Schleep^r was the loser with Galen Cooper getting the only hit. The Seils hammered the Red Sox, 111. behind the one - hit tandem pitching of Jeff Luken and Mark Gaines, who struck out 13. Dave Murray had a triple, double and single for the Seals. T»rry McGown was the loser. Tim Burns had the only Sox hit. Wally Springman hurled a two-hitter and struck out 16 as orside beat the Falcons, 15-5. dm Turner- had a homer, dou le and two singles and Perry 'larski bit a homer and 'single or the winners. Butch Green iras the losing pitcher. The Mets edged the Pirates, -8, with; winning pitcher Bob alley hitting a double. Ron Meyers had a homer and triple nd Darryl Walker had a double or the Mets. Dave Jones was he los»r. Bob Wegener hit ouble p.nd two singles for the irates. The Hornets stung the Eagles -4, with winning pitcher Wayne ommars hitting -a triple. Joe Morrissfty had a triple and two ingles for the winners. Mike "hies was the losing pitcher Dan Merkle smacked a double and two singles for the Eagles 11-12 It wasn't in the book for Ro iin Fied'er to win. He pitched a no-hitter and got h is team's inly, hit — a triple — as the Hornets io&t to the Braves, 6-2 ,ouis Bowman was the winner Andy Sohaumburg hit a horn er to account for the only run and Leon Alexander pitched as he Pirates nipped the Orioles 1-0. Mike Slaughter was the los er. 13-14 The Houndogs trounced th Eagles, 26-9 as John Lyon hurl ed the win. Ezell Cole had homer, Ricky Johnson a doubl and two singles, Keith Dooley triple and Kim Shearburn a tri )le, all for the Houndogs. Los ing plt?her Greg Jones had four hits an 1 Ed Conley, pounded ou a homer. With winning pitcher Kevir Dooley hitting a homer, th Falcons blanked the Red Sox 13-0. Harry Green bad a horn er, Tony Perry three hits (in eluding triple) and Bill Beile tw hits (including double) for th winners. Keith Croxton was th winner. Carlos Williams had tw hits for the Falcons. Denver Gets Pickens FISHERMAN'S PARADISE LAKE 6 «.m. te 9 p.m. Dally $1,00 FIRST POLE - 50c SECOND POLE 8 minutes from Alton, Butt Alton and W««d RJver, Heavily •looked with Channel CutfUn, WwoQiiiln Carp and BuU« bead*. 89 tawed liin with prise* to tiff. Camping, picnic* and luppllev, playground, complete bait «bop, Everyone welcome. 1 850 NiMH Co«Nit 180.00 prl*o ew>n wwb tor the teffiwt tub tritem - fi IUb« Ing panes for the 2uU largest flib token --Now co week - Contwt wu from fl pou. Sunday to I IM Kin' pulp lam, *f ftMMW Midi tHBB Rti« ' W fl>j TOWN And COUNTRY NEWS Town & Country Lqkei Meatlowbrook, HI. It looks like two.families have been particularly' successful at Retting the big ones last month. The Smves and the Storrners are both ranking high In the "Tackle Buster" contest. . Here are the final standings for June: 8BTTV 8TORMER-1I All of these winner the hi" "HIS Payl Wjf m^* p«r.j le aid Have you ever had the feeling hat the boat your fishing from ould be hindering your fishing uccess? A well placed boat is just as important as an accurate cast, and the hand on the throttle may be as responsible for subdii- ng a trophy fish as the tremb- ing fingers locked around the rod. DENVER (AP) -, The Den ver. Rockets, of the America Basketball Association Thurs day signed -Bill Pickens, a & foot-10, 255-pound Georgi Southern graduate. Pickens wa on the taxi squad of the Kansa City Chiefs of the America Football League during 1986 an part of 1967, Outdoors with John Stetson Dodgers were ahead 1-0 ofl first- inn'ng singles by Paul Popovich, Gabrielsofl and Tom Haller. then Dick Schofleld rapped a double off Osteen and Javier came through with another double with two out. That was it until the eighth, though both teams wasted several chances to break the game open. The high-rise Cardinals move on to San Francisco for a three- game series with the Giants. Lefty Steve Carlton, who has lost his last two decisions, starts for the Cards tonight against Mike McCormick, who has a 6-11 mark. Carlton stands at 8-4. Eighth-inning doubles by Donn Clendenon and Bill Mazer- oskl carried Pittsburgh pasl New York In the first game and handed Jerry Koosman hi fourth loss against 11 victories Koosman drove in one of the Mets' runs with a single. Maury Wills stole three bases for the Pirates in the game. The Mets came back in the nightcap behind Don Bosch, who socked a two-run homer in the third, then doubled and scored In the fifth, Cleon Jones added a homer for the Mets. Billy Williams elided an 0-for-l i slump by igniting a three-fun ally for Chicago in the fourth nning of the opener with a sin- le and then homering in the Proper boat handling, say the ishing experts at Mercury outboards, plays a vital role in ishing; Unfortunately, they add, its true significance often becomes apparent too late... after a good fish has been lost. Most anglers are reasonably adept at handling their rigs while trolling and casting. And hooking and netting ordinary size fish present no special prob- enis. However, things change quickly when the once-in-a-life; ime lunker comes along. Everyone focuses attention on the battle, and tends to forget that the boat can be a big aid to a happy outcome.' .•- : Some guides run their motors during the entire battle to help the fishermen hold the fish out in unobstructed water and to turn with the fish. When the fish shows signs of tiring and resistance slackens the guide backs off steadily so that continual pressure can be Alton Legion Defeated, 4-2 BELLEVILLE — Belleville edged Alton in a District ,22 American Legion junior base ball game here Thursday, 4-2 Stuart Pugh was the winning pitcher, giving up three hits striking out six and walking five. The loser was Rick Glaze brook, who allowed five hits struck out eight and walked six. "Alton, now 4-8, plays at hom< Tuesday against East St. Loui at 6 p.m. CARDS (2) LA (1) Player AB R H Player AB xerted without letting the fish get a second wind up near the lull. Large fish such as pike, salmon, trout and muskies have a peculiar -affection for boat hot- oms — particularly when about o be landed. They may.slide docilely alongside, appearing completely whipped. Then, plash...down and under. Unless the angler plunges his rod deep into the water and the helmsman swings the boat quickly, say the Mercury lads, omething's going to get snagged and the escape made good. Since you can't keep a big ish away from the boat, keep he boat away from the fish until he's definitely beaten. Camping In past years a camp out was an event for boys only but Brighton Police Chief Adrian F, Imith this year is making his July camp-out for boys — and girls — up to 15 years of age. This year's event (the fifth) will be held at the Martin Hubner farm, west of Brighton on July 19 and all young men Brock Javier Flood Cepeda Shannon Edwards Tolan Schofleld Brlles 8 0 5 0 5 0 4 1 4 0 4 0 3 0 1 1 1 Davis 1 Popovlch 2 Gabrlelson 2 Haller RH Totals Inning* CARDS LA 3 Boyer 0 0 Fairly 0 Lefeburo 0 Versallcs 1 Parker Keklch Agulrre Sutton i 34 2 10 Totals 123456789 4 o 4 0 312 402 4 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 34 ~1 RHE ooeoiooio—210 100000000—1 7 CARDS (3) Player Brock Javier Flood Cepeda Shannon McCarver Tolan Schofleld Washburn Hoerner Hughes Totals Innings CARDS LA LA (2) AB R H Player 5 0 2 Davis 2 Popovlch 0 0 Gabrlelson 0 2 Haller I Lefebure 0 Parker 1 Falrey 2 Savage 0 Versalles 0 Osteen 000 Sutton Fairly 5 1 ABRH 4 0 4 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 35 3 10 Totals 33 2 123456789 RH 001000020—3 10 100000010— 2 10 and young ladies will meet at Station at 5 McAfoo's Conoco P- m Fishermen have been advised to bring a lot of bait because Chief Smith said he thinks the fish will really be biting and this; will be one of the biggest camp-outs he has held. Registration will be held at Calls Market and boys and girls must sign up by July 15. Herr Pontiac and Buick Wood River Gordon Grider 81 Hovers to choose from hit a Cubs two-run la the fth. Dick Nen omer for the ighth. Williams smashed a three-run omer in the second contest, but Philadelphia broke a 3-3 tie with our runs in the seventh. Doules by Roberto Pena, Johnny iriggs and Clay Dalrymple owered the outburst. Jeff ames got his first major league victory. Alex Johnson and Mack Jones each drove in three tuns ifl Cincinnati's victory over Houston. Johnson singled across one run and Jones two in the three-run uprising in the ninth that was the difference. • Pemtelabe • Shell XI00 • Motor Oil $100 3 QTS. . . I Make TOM-BOY YOUR HEADQUARTERS FOR Flavor-Plus MEATS THURSDAY AD FOR BIG SAVINGSI CHECK OUR Rain A Rain Tom-! Alton Reid's Tom-Boy Meadowbrook WHY FIGHT THE CROWDS? SWIM IN YOUR OWN BACK YARD! 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