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    Surprise, Suprise.

    March 31st 1968

    Augie having secured the loan from his father, soon found a house in Ladner, about ten miles outside Vancouver. He had worked as a beer waiter at the hotel there, during his early days in Canada, whilst he was waiting for his teacher's accreditation, and he had formed strong bonds with the rough and ready farmers,fishermen, and businessmen who dwelt in this dormitory suburb, which happened also to be a port with access to the
    Pacific via the Fraser river. ???

    During his stay in Ladner, he had rented this very house, which, while it was too big for a bachelor, was most affordable, the owner despairing of renting it, anyway, it needing some fixing and painting. It was in worse shape than ever when Augie and Lee viewed it early in the new year, but they agreed that with a little help from the friends that he had made in the community, the shack, with its two bedrooms and kitchen -come-sitting-room would make an affordable starting residence for this new sprig of the Conway family.

    With Spring newly sprung now, they were putting the finishing touches to the bedroom designated as the nursery. They still didn't know the gender of the imminent child, by the bulge in Lee's belly, it was going to be what they laughingly termed, a "walloper", so decided on a blue and yellow paint job in a room which, with its windows facing South would positively glow for their child, throughout the seasons

    Tino, the son of the chief of the nearby Tsawassen First Nation (TFN) Reservation, along with Milly, his white girl-friend, were lending them a hand this fine March Saturday morning when school was out, and the beer-parlour yet to open, which was why Tino, who patronized it, and Milly, who worked in it were available along with schoollteacher Conway himself, along with Lee, comprising the labour force, the men presently hanging the nursery door, the women putting the finishing touches to the paint work.

    Suddenly, Lee gasped "Aug...my water just broke!" Knowing that the nine months' gestation period was almost up, the expectant couple and their friends had long prepared for this emergency. Augie went to his wife. "Okay Love, everything's in the car, I'll run us up to Vancouver General, they'll be ready for us if Tino..." he turned to his friend "...will phone ahead tell'em we're coming?"

    The young Aborigine nodded "Will do , Buddy..." he indicated his girl friend "Milly will go with you to support Lee, I'll lock up here before I go phone"

    After seeing the trio off, Tino put the tools and paint away, locked the house, then hied to the Ladner hotel just up the street to use its phone, and inform them that Milly would be late for work, being engaged in midwifery.

    The beer parlour opened soon after, and Tino got first dibs on the popular shuffle board. There were quite a few of Augie's old customers around on this Saturdeay morning and they quizzed him as he slid rocks, and sipped draft lager. Pretty soon, the waiter who had taken Augie's place, when he finally got his job as a teacher, came to Tino's table to inform him that he had a call from Augie. Tino hurried to the phone; he had a bet on with his cronies that his friend would father a girl...he seemed to the sturdy Tino, to be that kind of guy "It's Augie " mouthed the barkeep, as Tino hurried to the phone, handy to the bar.

    "Tino here, ol' Buddy..." an excited Tino was jovial "...what's the good word then? ...Boy or a girl?"

    "It's amazing Teen..." Augie sounded rather dazed "...It must run in the Conway family...it's both...a boy and Aand a girl...I'm the father of twins!"
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    March 15th 1968

    Minimum wage increase, jobs decrease.

    by Lynn Carroll

    So, the New Democratic Party's proposal of an increased countrywide minimum wage increase is gathering momentum, in what is probably a Federal election year in this country, politicians of all political hues scrambling to get on the bandwagon of a popular, but short-sighted concept.

    That's the trouble with fringe-parties like the Communists, Fascists, and N.D.P.ers, they have little chance of getting elected in our lifetime, but their zany ideas infect the more sober politicians of the Centre and Right-Wing who are also now clamouring for this killer of jobs to be hoisted to a drastic $2 per hour, something like 25% over the annual rate of 2.5% existent in the Canada of these inflationary 'Sixties.

    Economics 101, which politicians of any stripe should be conversant with, decrees that such an arbitrary increase will lead to a general rise in prices, copycat demands for higher wages from the fat-cat trades unions, and the reduction of labour forces by merchants,small businessmen, and corporations, all of whom want to protect their precious "Bottom Line"

    The statesmanlike view should be that what any country needs is full and stable employment...any country which experiences mass joblessness for any length of time (witness Germany between the wars), is apt to become demoralized then desperate...chronic unemployment saps the spirit and the moral fibre of the most upright citizens.

    Maintaining full employment should be the first objective of any Canadian politician; offering the public's own money to that public, instead, in the form of a higher minimum wage, is the height of political cynicism.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Dan meets Tom.


    Although Dan Conway was in no hurry to meet his newest "in-law", if the new husband, Tom Howard, of Conway's ex-wife, Lynn,could be so termed, he deemed it politic to do so in this early Spring before it got too sticky down here in California, and while it was yet freezing up in far-off Winnipeg where the Howards currently lived.

    He'd discovered that Tom was a golf nut like himself, so Conway thought that an invitation to the man would heal the rift that had grown between Dan and Lynn, and, above all, that Tom Howard had come up with a scenario which interested Dan Conway, so the sometime film magnate had invited the man down to Culver City for a few days, to get acquainted, to play golf, and to discuss Howard's concept.

    "You say that the chief protagonist never actually appears in the movie, although it's all about him?" He asked Tom, as they practiced on the putting green, of the Conway golf course, yet another cash-cow in the Conway financial empre, Dan, himself, having designed and ordered it built, shortly after establishing his film studio there, near Culver City, decades ago, prior to their game.

    "Yes..." replied the elegant Englishman, as he smoothly dropped a fifteen-footer "... a good example of that was 'Edward, My Son' you remember that Robert Morley play, just after the war?"
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=who+w...fFkwaSPA_zrong
    .

    "Yeah...remembered Dan "...Dam' clever play...saw it with Lynn... they made a movie of it, later"

    "Always an intriguing concept, don't you think, if gimmicky...?" Howard continued. Conway was beginning to appreciate Lynn's attraction to this man - he thought so much like himself! "...the main character never appears, but dominates the story"

    "Especially, if we hear him off-camera, singing snatches of song..." Conway nodded his agreement "...I've got some great writers in my studio...we could have this same guy singin' 'em off-camera while the action takes place"

    "Neat idea of yours to make this brown job the singer" Howard was retrieving his ball after another long putt.

    "Keith Washington...?" Dan was busy lining up his putt "...Yeah, he's getting on a bit, but he's still got the pipes...I've sounded him out, and he'd love to do it...no actual filming, while he gets to warble a bit, just a few stills to show during the movie while his character's in gaol, and his character's fictional family listens to the records he made before his drug bust"

    "If your songsmiths are as good as you say, Dan..." Tom shook his head as Conway flubbed an easy putt "...Like Chaplin's 'Limelight' or the 'Dambusters' March, the music will appeal, even if the film, itself, should not"

    "Oh, I don't think a film like that can do anything but make money...all you have are three characters, no need for big names, Washington's voice will carry it, and he's paid for,already." Conway finally potted a three -incher "...The location is a farmhouse with a few shots of the desert, the main man is black, romancin' a white woman, and Sidney Potier's made that feasible to today's public, and Keith's character never appears in person, which will intrigue anyone...we can't miss, Buddy"

    "I wish that we could say that about our golf game..." remarked his newest "in-law", Tom Howard, in that mellifluous voice of his as they proceeded to the course itself "...This March wind is just the job for tempering the heat, but its going to be the Dickens, in the open stretches"
    (To be continued)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    May 31, 1968

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Syd Williams takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Dick Schofield grounded to short. <--->
    Tony Gonzalez grounded to third. <--->
    Floyd Robinson grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Von McDaniel takes the mound for the Reds.
    Ron Hunt popped up to first base. <--->
    Felix Mantilla tripled to deep right field. <3-->
    Bill Mazeroski walked. <3-1>
    Felipe Alou grounded to second, scoring a run. <--1>
    Frank Howard doubled to deep right field. <32->
    Felipe Alou went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <-2->
    Clete Boyer doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Karl Pairre popped up to the second baseman. <-2->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Al Ferrara flied out to right. <--->
    Charley Smith grounded to short. <--->
    Pancho Herrera grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Roe Skidmore flied out to center. <--->
    Syd Williams singled to left. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Ron Hunt grounded to the pitcher. <-2->
    Felix Mantilla flied out to left. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Pumpsie Green struck out. <--->
    Johnny Edwards grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Von McDaniel grounded to first base. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bill Mazeroski hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Felipe Alou grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Frank Howard singled through the right side. <--1>
    Clete Boyer flied out to right. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Dick Schofield grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Tony Gonzalez grounded to short. <--->
    Floyd Robinson grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--->
    Roe Skidmore doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Roe Skidmore went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Syd Williams singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ron Hunt grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Felix Mantilla flied out to right. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Al Ferrara singled to left. <--1>
    Charley Smith singled up the middle. <-21>
    Pancho Herrera grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <3-->
    Pumpsie Green grounded to first. <3-->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Bill Mazeroski doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Felipe Alou grounded to short. <-2->
    Frank Howard walked. <-21>
    Dave Eilers now pitching for the Reds. <-21>
    Clete Boyer grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Johnny Edwards grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Dave Eilers struck out. <--->
    Dick Schofield grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Karl Pairre walked. <--1>
    Roe Skidmore singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dave Eilers threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <-2->
    Syd Williams struck out. <-2->
    Ron Hunt singled to left, scoring a run. <--1>
    Felix Mantilla grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Tony Gonzalez doubled into the right field corner. <-2->
    Floyd Robinson singled to left. <3-1>
    Al Ferrara grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    Charley Smith singled up the middle. <--1>
    Pancho Herrera doubled to deep center field. <32->
    Pumpsie Green struck out. <32->
    1 run, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to third. <--->
    Felipe Alou singled through the left side. <--1>
    Frank Howard grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Johnny Edwards grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Hank Allen pinch hit for Dave Eilers. <--->
    Hank Allen grounded to second. <--->
    Dick Schofield grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Terry Fox now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Clete Boyer grounded to second. <--->
    Karl Pairre flied out to left. <--->
    Roe Skidmore grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Tony Gonzalez grounded to short. <--->
    Floyd Robinson grounded to second. <--->
    Al Ferrara popped up to short. <--->

    PHILLIES WIN: 6-1
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    Code:
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    Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 31, 1968
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Reds (CIN) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    1  6  0
          Phillies (PHI) 3 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 x    6 12  0
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dick Schofield (SS)           4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .253
    Tony Gonzalez (CF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .279
    Floyd Robinson (RF)           4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .281
    Al Ferrara (LF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .328
    Charley Smith (3B)            3  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .242
    Pancho Herrera (1B)           3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .260
    Pumpsie Green (2B)            3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .247
    Johnny Edwards (C)            3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .242
    Von McDaniel (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .091
     Dave Eilers (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .250
     Hank Allen (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .450
     Terry Fox (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
    TOTALS                       31  6  0  1  0  0  3  0
    
       2B:  Pancho Herrera (13), Tony Gonzalez (12)
       GDP:  Pancho Herrera, Al Ferrara
    
       DP:  Pancho Herrera 4, Pumpsie Green 4, Charley Smith, Dick Schofield 3
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Von McDaniel  4.1  9  2  0  4  4  1  67   5.04
                 Dave Eilers  2.2  3  1  0  2  2  1  36   3.93
                   Terry Fox  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  10   4.24
                      TOTALS  8.0 12  3  0  6  6  2 113
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .304
    Felix Mantilla (CF)           4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .462
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           3  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .279
    Felipe Alou (RF)              4  1  0  1  0  1  0  0    .337
    Frank Howard (LF)             3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .232
    Clete Boyer (3B)              4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .239
    Karl Pairre (C)               3  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .226
    Roe Skidmore (1B)             4  2  0  2  0  0  0  0    .368
    Syd Williams (P)              3  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .447
    TOTALS                       32 12  3  6  0  5  2  0
    
       2B:  Bill Mazeroski (11), Clete Boyer (7), Frank Howard (12)
       3B:  Felix Mantilla (1), Roe Skidmore (1)
       GDP:  Clete Boyer, Felipe Alou, Frank Howard, Felix Mantilla
    
       DP:  Ron Hunt 2, Roe Skidmore 2
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Syd Williams  9.0  6  0  0  1  1  3 119   1.53
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  0  0  1  1  3 119
    
         WP: Syd Williams (14-1)
         LP: Von McDaniel (3-8)
    
         Temperature: 75F
         Wind: 11 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 2:37
    
    Phils (47-20) lead the NL by 4.5 games over the Giants (43-25)
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 31, 1968

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Luis Tiant takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Dick Schofield flied out to center. <--->
    Tony Gonzalez singled to left. <--1>
    The Reds put on the hit and run.
    Floyd Robinson grounded to second. <-2->
    Al Ferrara doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Charley Smith grounded to third. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Ralph Mauriello takes the mound for the Reds.
    Ron Hunt grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to second. <--->
    Dick Perry singled to center. <--1>
    Felipe Alou grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Pancho Herrera grounded to third. <--->
    Pumpsie Green struck out. <--->
    Johnny Edwards singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ralph Mauriello singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Dick Schofield popped up to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Frank Howard grounded to short. <--->
    Hank Aaron reached first on a throwing error by the pitcher. <--1>
    Clete Boyer grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Philadelphia trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Tony Gonzalez popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Floyd Robinson lined out to short. <--->
    Al Ferrara walked. <--1>
    Charley Smith lined out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Cincinnati leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave Duncan struck out. <--->
    Luis Tiant doubled down the third base line. <-2->
    Ron Hunt walked. <-21>
    Bill Mazeroski homered into the left field bleachers for three RBIs. <--->
    Dick Perry singled to left. <--1>
    Dick Perry went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Felipe Alou homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Frank Howard lined out to third. <--->
    Hank Aaron struck out. <--->
    5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Pancho Herrera singled up the middle. <--1>
    Pumpsie Green flied out to right field. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards flied out to left field. <--1>
    Ralph Mauriello reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <-21>
    Dick Schofield walked. <321>
    Tony Gonzalez grounded to the shortstop. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Cincinnati trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Clete Boyer grounded to third. <--->
    Dave Duncan singled to right. <--1>
    Luis Tiant grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Floyd Robinson flied out to left. <--->
    Al Ferrara grounded to third. <--->
    Charley Smith popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Cincinnati trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ron Hunt grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled into right field. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Bill Mazeroski was picked off first. <--->
    Dick Perry singled to center. <--1>
    Felipe Alou doubled to deep left field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Pat House now pitching for the Reds. <-2->
    Frank Howard struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Pancho Herrera flied out to left. <--->
    Pumpsie Green flied out to center field. <--->
    Johnny Edwards flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Cincinnati trails 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Hank Aaron hit an infield single to first base. <--1>
    Clete Boyer struck out. <--1>
    Dave Duncan homered into the center field bleachers for two RBIs. <--->
    Luis Tiant popped up to third. <--->
    Ron Hunt grounded to second. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Pat House singled to right. <--1>
    Dick Schofield grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Tony Gonzalez grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Cincinnati trails 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Bill Mazeroski reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Dick Perry singled down the first base line. <-21>
    Felipe Alou doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <32->
    Terry Fox now pitching for the Reds. <32->
    Frank Howard grounded to short, scoring a run. <--1>
    Hank Aaron grounded to second for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 10 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Floyd Robinson grounded to third. <--->
    Al Ferrara singled to center. <--1>
    Charley Smith singled to center. <-21>
    Pancho Herrera homered over the center field fence for three RBIs. <--->
    Rick Austin now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Pumpsie Green walked. <--1>
    Johnny Edwards grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Hector Martinez pinch hit for Terry Fox. <--1>
    Hector Martinez flied out to right. <--1>
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Cincinnati trails 10 to 4.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Dave Eilers now pitching for the Reds. <--->
    Clete Boyer lined out to right. <--->
    Dave Duncan reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Rick Austin grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 10 to 4.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Dick Schofield singled through the left side. <--1>
    Tony Gonzalez flied out to left. <--1>
    Floyd Robinson singled to right. <-21>
    Al Ferrara walked. <321>
    Charley Smith singled through the left side, scoring a run. <321>
    Verle Tiefenthaler now pitching for the Phillies. <321>
    Pancho Herrera struck out. <321>
    Pumpsie Green grounded to the shortstop. <321>

    PHILLIES WIN: 10-5
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Code:
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    Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies
    May 31, 1968
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
              Reds (CIN) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1    5 12  3
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 5 0 1 2 2 0 x   10 13  1
    
    CINCINNATI                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Dick Schofield (SS)           4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .257
    Tony Gonzalez (CF)            5  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .280
    Floyd Robinson (RF)           5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .282
    Al Ferrara (LF)               3  2  2  1  0  1  0  0    .330
    Charley Smith (3B)            5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .237
    Pancho Herrera (1B)           5  2  0  1  1  3  1  0    .259
    Pumpsie Green (2B)            4  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .252
    Johnny Edwards (C)            4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .246
    Ralph Mauriello (P)           2  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .150
     Pat House (P)                1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
     Terry Fox (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .200
     Hector Martinez (P)          1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .143
     Dave Eilers (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    TOTALS                       39 12  4  5  1  5  2  0
    
       2B:  Al Ferrara (10)
       HR:  Pancho Herrera (3)
       GDP:  Tony Gonzalez
    
       DP:  Pancho Herrera 3, Pumpsie Green 4, Charley Smith, Dick Schofield 3
       E:  Pumpsie Green, Charley Smith
    
                  CINCINNATI   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
             Ralph Mauriello  4.2  9  1  2  6  6  2  83   4.22
                   Pat House  1.1  4  0  1  4  3  2  32   5.72
                   Terry Fox  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0   8   4.43
                 Dave Eilers  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0   8   3.71
                      TOTALS  8.0 13  1  3 10  9  4 131
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 3  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .305
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  2  0  2  1  3  0  0    .274
    Dick Perry (1B)               4  4  0  3  0  0  0  0    .339
    Felipe Alou (RF)              4  3  0  1  1  4  0  0    .339
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  1  1  0    .226
    Hank Aaron (CF)               4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .275
    Clete Boyer (3B)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .239
    Dave Duncan (C)               4  2  0  1  1  2  1  0    .176
    Luis Tiant (P)                3  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .107
     Rick Austin (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Verle Tiefenthaler (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       35 13  1 10  3 10  4  0
    
       2B:  Dick Perry (15), Felipe Alou 2 (19), Luis Tiant (2)
       HR:  Bill Mazeroski (5), Felipe Alou (13), Dave Duncan (1)
       GDP:  Clete Boyer, Hank Aaron, Luis Tiant, Rick Austin
       CS:  Bill Mazeroski
    
       DP:  Dick Perry, Bill Mazeroski, Ron Hunt
       E:  Dave Duncan
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luis Tiant  7.1  9  2  1  4  4  1 125   4.75
                 Rick Austin  1.0  3  2  0  1  1  0  32   1.96
          Verle Tiefenthaler  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   9   2.88
                      TOTALS  9.0 12  4  1  5  5  2 166
    
         WP: Luis Tiant (5-4)
         LP: Ralph Mauriello (6-6)
         SV: Verle Tiefenthaler (6)
    
         Temperature: 50F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 3:05
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    April 1968: From the desk of Dan Conway

    April 4th: A telegram to Richard M. Nixon "Welcome back Mr Vice - President. You have my vote, Sir. And my newspaper, the "Philadelphia Courier" will support your presidential bid.

    Dan Conway"
    ******************************************************************************** *********
    A letter from from the son(Valentine) of his ex-wife(Lynn), by her second husband (The presumed dead Joe Mercier)

    "Dear Uncle Dan,

    I guess that Mom has told you that I'm starting Junior High this Fall. Do you know of any Canadian schools that have a good baseball program? I want to be a catcher. Thanks, in advance.
    Val"
    ******************************************************************************** *********
    Letter from Dan to Val "You should go where your Mom decides. I hope that you aspire to being more than a catcher. I was a third-rate one because I have a first class brain, as have you...don't waste it, shoot for the moon, and maybe land at the top of the tree.
    My regards to your Mom and family

    Uncle Dan"
    ******************************************************************************** *********
    April 5th

    Telephone conversation between Dan and Conway Studios' film producer Milty Roy

    Dan: Hi, Milt...I want you to front for me

    Milt: (Sighing) What else is new?...wait, don't tell me...it's that crap that your ex's Limey husband wrote, right?

    Dan: Hey, it wasn't that bad...I thought it had possibilities at first.

    Milt: Not for a full-length movie, Dan. Might do as an episode in a pot-boiler "Tales of the Wild West", maybe?

    Dan: Whatever...I want you to write me giving reasons why you can't use it.

    Milt: Then we play bad cop, good cop, just like in one of our pot-boilers, right?. You then pass on to this new buddy of yours...what, he's like an in-law, I guess, then you make suggestions on how he can improve it. Am I right?

    Dan: You know me so well, Milty...In fact I think I can make it over, myself, into something we can use, but I'll give him first dibs...he's not a bad guy, and I do think "Oh, Johnny Boy" has the makings. No hurry, Milt...like yesterday will do (They both laugh as Dan rings off)
    ******************************************************************************** *********
    April 5th A telegram from Richard Nixon "So happy for your endorsement, Dan. I need a V.P. Interested?"
    ******************************************************************************** *********
    Dan sends a letter in reply

    "Dear Mr Vice-President
    Thank you for your consideration for me as running mate. I am highly flattered, but fear that I have too much baggage to join your wagon which I most earnestly wish to see first past the post in November. You must be aware that I am supposed to be the devil incarnate, in these United States, of all the " isms" race, religion, sex, you name it (The liberals do). Worst of all, Sir, I am now reverting to my old non-interventionist ways, now that we've lost the war against Communism.

    Besides which, once I've sold the Phils (I need a buyer. Interested? (Grin)), I'm looking to manage one of those four expansion teams, after one last stint as war correspondent in Viet Nam...this third upcoming tour after the baseball season, will be my last, I'm getting too old for soldiering, and I've got to make some money to cover that which I've spent on the Phils these past years.

    Once again, Sir, in the coming Presidential election I wish you the best of luck, to go with your excellent judgement

    Your #One supporter

    Dan Conway"
    ******************************************************************************** ********
    April &th
    Letter (and Attachment ) from Dan to Tom Howard.
    "Hi Tom,
    As you can see from the attached critique from my production boss, down in Culver, they've poured cold water on our project. I still think it has possibilities, but what does an old ballplayer like me know? I hired them to make these decisions, and if I buy a dog I don't bark, myself, particularly if its barking brings success.

    I suggest you keep on trying, do what the man suggests, lengthen the story, twist the plot, add some characters, and don't be afraid to fantasize...t.v. gets zanier every day. You know what they say about genius - one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration...show business is the same. Go to it, Tom. good luck, and when you're happy with the revision, invite me up there, we'll go over it together, and get some golf in, what say? Your tip about the pause at the top of my swing has worked big-time, and I thank you for knocking about ten strokes off of my average round I expect to break 90 any day now! (Grin)
    Dan"
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Rongar writes: Having caught up, I'm only posting two "chapters" Today. Tomorrow and Monday it'll be back to the weekend trio on each day (FD)


    The London "Daily Mirror"

    31st March 1968

    A shattering month

    by Chatty Cathy

    Of course, the biggest news in this month is that which broke in Washington D.C.yesterday morning, when after a month of having go wrong, what could possibly go wrong for him, as President, Lyndon Baines Johnson announced that he would be stepping down from that presidency, come the November elections in the U.S.A.

    What drove him to that unprecedented abdication - American Presidents usually cling to the toughest job in the world like limpets, FDR would likely have schemed to stay in office forever, if he hadn't been mortal - was, presumably an accumulation of jarring shocks to his presidency, during the month, viz:

    Messrs Eugene McCarthy, and, more tellingly, Bobby Kennedy, the late President's brother, announcing that they would oppose their fellow -Democrat, Johnson for the job in November, a vote of no confidence in the incumbent, if you like. McCarthy, in particular, came within 230 votes of defeating the sitting president in the New Hampshire primary election

    Viet Nam, of course, the war that Johnson inherited from that dead president, Kennedy, is the source of most of the evils that have attended LBJ since he took office, bedevilling a president who has striven to do the right thing, otherwise, with his concept of the Great Society which promises much good for America

    The country for the past year, has been restive about the war, but the first reports of the unbelievable My Lai massacre have really made a bonfire of the vanity that Americans felt about their humanity - that U.S. soldiers could, allegedly cut down innocent defenceless women and infants indicates an army driven beyond desperation, by a war that they need not have waged, and have no hope of winning.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Martin Luther King's march in Memphis results in a 16 year old black boy being killed, while 60 people are injured, and over 150 arrested

    The rest of the world can scarcely congratulate itself on serene times because, for example, Czechoslovakian head honcho, Antonin Novotny resigned the Czech presidency giving fits to his Soviet masters, who hurriedly convened a meeting of the Warsaw Pact, countries...this probably means trouble for us, in the West.

    Another coal mine shuts down - with the closure of Baggeridge Colliery in the Black Country,another nail is driven in the coffin of our vaunted British Industrial Revolution.

    There was some good news...the Labour government has, at last, come to its senses and brought in the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1968 which reduces right of entry for any old body from the British Commonwealth to the U.K. No more unproductive "Asylum Seekers". "Refugees", Grand parents", or Con artists, to live in this country now, they'll have to work for a living.

    Of course the Socialists are reverting to type,writing these bills making it easier for us to get away with murder, to sodomize each other, and to divorce...talk about a Permissive Society...what is this world coming to?
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    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    American League at National League
    June 19, 1968

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Syd Williams takes the mound for the National League.
    Don Kessinger grounded to short. <--->
    Tony Taylor flied out to left. <--->
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Juan Pizarro takes the mound for the American League.
    Willie Davis flied out to right. <--->
    Dick Perry struck out. <--->
    Felipe Alou struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Joe Torre grounded to third. <--->
    Billy Cowan singled to right. <--1>
    Boog Powell singled to short left-center. <-21>
    Mack Jones doubled in the left field gap, scoring a run. <32->
    Eddie Mathews singled to center for two RBIs. <--1>
    Billy Williams pinch hit for Juan Pizarro. <--1>
    Billy Williams grounded to the second baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Don Kessinger grounded to first base. <--1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, American League leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Phil Niekro now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Jim Ray Hart walked. <--1>
    Tony Oliva singled to right. <-21>
    Bobby Knoop doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <32->
    Ron Hunt hit an infield single to the shortstop, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Karl Pairre singled to right, scoring a run. <-21>
    Carl Yastrzemski pinch hit for Syd Williams. <-21>
    Carl Yastrzemski grounded back to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Willie Davis singled through the left side, scoring a run. <-21>
    Phil Niekro threw a wild pitch. <32->
    Dick Perry grounded to second. <32->
    Felipe Alou grounded to short. <32->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, National League leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Jim Palmer now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Tony Taylor grounded to second. <--->
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--->
    Joe Torre grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, American League trails 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Dave Dowling now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Jim Ray Hart singled to center. <--1>
    Tony Oliva lined out to center field. <--1>
    Bobby Knoop struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt walked. <-21>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, National League leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Billy Cowan doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Boog Powell popped up foul down the third base line. <-2->
    Mack Jones grounded to short. <-2->
    Eddie Mathews struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, American League trails 4 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Al Ferrara pinch hit for Jim Palmer. <--->
    Al Ferrara grounded to third. <--->
    Willie Davis hit an inside-the-park home run to deep center field, scoring a run. <--->
    Dick Perry homered to left-center. <--->
    Felipe Alou singled to right. <--1>
    Jim Ray Hart walked. <-21>
    Tony Oliva singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Sterling Slaughter now pitching for the American League. <3-1>
    Bobby Knoop struck out. <3-1>
    Ron Hunt grounded to short. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, National League leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Bob Sprout now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Jerry Adair pinch hit for Sterling Slaughter. <--->
    Jerry Adair singled up the middle. <--1>
    Jerry Adair was caught stealing second. <--->
    Don Kessinger singled down the first base line. <--1>
    Tony Taylor grounded to first base, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, American League trails 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Hector Maestri now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Karl Pairre flied out to right. <--->
    Dick McAuliffe pinch hit for Bob Sprout. <--->
    Dick McAuliffe grounded to short. <--->
    Willie Davis grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, National League leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Dennis Musgraves now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    Billy Cowan grounded to first. <--->
    Boog Powell doubled to deep center field. <-2->
    Mack Jones grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, American League trails 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Dick Perry grounded to second. <--->
    Felipe Alou lined out to short. <--->
    Jim Ray Hart flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, National League leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Eddie Mathews walked. <--1>
    Wayne Causey pinch hit for Hector Maestri. <--1>
    Wayne Causey grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    Don Kessinger flied out to left field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, American League trails 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rollie Fingers now pitching for the American League. <--->
    Tony Oliva grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Bobby Knoop struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt singled up the middle. <--1>
    Karl Pairre lined out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, National League leads 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tony Taylor was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--1>
    Joe Torre doubled to deep right field. <32->
    Billy Cowan singled to short left-center for two RBIs. <--1>
    Ramon Hernandez now pitching for the National League. <--1>
    Boog Powell grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, American League trails 7 to 5.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Brand pinch hit for Ramon Hernandez. <--->
    Ron Brand dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    Willie Davis doubled down the left field line. <-2->
    Dick Perry flied out to center. <-2->
    Felipe Alou grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, National League leads 7 to 5.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Lindy McDaniel now pitching for the National League. <--->
    Eddie Kasko came in to play Third Base. <--->
    Mack Jones struck out. <--->
    Eddie Mathews singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Carl Taylor pinch hit for Rollie Fingers. <--1>
    Carl Taylor grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Don Kessinger grounded to the pitcher. <--1>

    NATIONAL LEAGUE WIN: 7-5
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Code:
    1968 All-Star game
    
    American League American League at National League National League
    June 19, 1968
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
    American League (AL) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0    5 11  0
    National League (NL) 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 x    7 12  0
    
    AMERICAN LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Don Kessinger (SS)            5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .334
    Tony Taylor (2B)              3  0  0  1  0  0  0  0    .325
    Rex Johnston (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  4  0    .381
    Joe Torre (C)                 4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .337
    Billy Cowan (RF)              4  3  0  1  0  2  0  0    .291
    Boog Powell (1B)              4  2  0  1  0  0  0  0    .336
    Mack Jones (CF)               4  1  0  1  0  1  1  0    .314
    Eddie Mathews (3B)            3  2  1  0  0  2  1  0    .316
    Juan Pizarro (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .240
     Billy Williams (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .326
     Phil Niekro (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .214
     Dave Dowling (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .205
     Sterling Slaughter (P)       0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .220
     Jerry Adair (P)              1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .307
     Hector Maestri (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .300
     Wayne Causey (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .307
     Rollie Fingers (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Carl Taylor (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .326
    TOTALS                       35 11  1  5  0  5  7  0
    
       2B:  Joe Torre, Boog Powell, Billy Cowan, Mack Jones
       HBP:  Tony Taylor
       GDP:  Boog Powell, Wayne Causey
       CS:  Jerry Adair
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Juan Pizarro  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  10   2.27
                 Phil Niekro  1.0  5  1  0  4  4  0  36   2.84
                Dave Dowling  1.1  5  2  2  3  3  2  38   3.09
          Sterling Slaughter  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  1   9   3.06
              Hector Maestri  2.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  21   2.98
              Rollie Fingers  2.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  27   0.71
                      TOTALS  8.0 12  3  2  7  7  6 141
    
    NATIONAL LEAGUE              ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Willie Davis (CF)             5  3  0  1  1  2  0  0    .338
    Dick Perry (1B)               5  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .339
    Felipe Alou (RF)              5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .330
    Jim Ray Hart (3B)             2  1  2  1  0  0  0  0    .297
     Eddie Kasko (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .266
    Tony Oliva (LF)               4  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .307
    Bobby Knoop (2B)              4  1  0  1  0  1  3  0    .286
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 3  2  1  1  0  1  0  0    .285
    Karl Pairre (C)               4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .219
    Syd Williams (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .407
     Carl Yastrzemski (P)         1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .314
     Jim Palmer (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .205
     Al Ferrara (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .332
     Bob Sprout (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Dick McAuliffe (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .276
     Dennis Musgraves (P)         0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .111
     Ramon Hernandez (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Ron Brand (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .297
     Lindy McDaniel (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36 12  3  7  2  7  6  0
    
       2B:  Bobby Knoop, Willie Davis
       HR:  Dick Perry, Willie Davis
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 2, Bobby Knoop, Jim Ray Hart, Ron Hunt
    
                               ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Syd Williams  2.0  4  0  0  3  3  1  40   1.55
                  Jim Palmer  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  2  28   2.50
                  Bob Sprout  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  1  19   2.38
            Dennis Musgraves  2.1  3  1  0  2  2  2  40   2.20
             Ramon Hernandez  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  0   3   1.74
              Lindy McDaniel  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  19   2.72
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  1  0  5  5  7 149
    
         WP: Jim Palmer
         LP: Phil Niekro
         SV: Lindy McDaniel
    
         Temperature: 79F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 44,500
         Time: 3:10
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    The Trinity forms

    Jacy thought that it would be a good idea to sound Tommy Cooper out on the Conway's proposed thrift shop. Tommy seemed to know everybody and everything, all over.

    Besides travelling with the carnival in the London area of a summer, the wily old carny ran a caravan (mobile home) site down on the South East coast, somewhere. He seemed to have fingers in lots of various enterprises, some more shady than others, the man, who was a regular customer in Jacy's shop, was ever joking about goods that ".. fell off the back of a lorry, didn't it, that's why I can offer it to you, cheap, Jace"

    That's when he wasn't trying to wheedle something out of Jacy, ever suggesting a lower price, or even that bane of storekeepers, customer credit "...put it on the slate, Mate, you know I'm good for it "

    Over time, the three, Tommy, Jacy and Toni had formed a sort of mutual benefit group, each scratching the other's back. Jacy would sell Tommy, say, the odd packet of cigarettes at cost, and then sooner or later, a new customer would show up saying "Tommy Cooper recommended you...said you keep your prices down", or Tommy himself would occasionally turn up with a tip about a " ...Runner in the two o'clock...bet the rent on it , Mate" At first the ever skeptical Jacy, did little more than check on the winner of that particular race, but as time went by, it was an attentive and researching Toni who realized that Tommy knew what he was talking about, his hot tip usually being placed, more often,than not, an unexpected winner at long odds

    The young Conways suspected skullduggery somewhere, and Tommy Cooper was in the know - ergo, Tommy Cooper was a useful bloke to cultivate. The three of them got to discussing the possibilities of a "Non- profit " thrift shop, the main difficulty being supply and labour.

    Once that all the good stuff left by the departing emigres had been disposed of, where was the next lot of disposable second-hand stuff to come from?

    "The old folks, Mates..." Tommy informed them with a wink " ...their whole lives they're spendin' a bomb on this an' that, then, when they 'ave their chips, they leave all their good stuff, that their young 'uns turn their noses up at...when these young 'uns are sortin' things out at the death, they can't be bothered, and bung everythin' willy-nilly at the nearest second-hand store. You should snap up that old record shop round the corner, it's luverly placed...You've got a lot of toffs in this Mayfair area, a lot of 'em are gettin' on an' when they snuff it, they..." with a cynical grin "...Bein' people of taste an' discernment, leave a lot o' quality stuff behind "

    Jacy shook his head in disagreement "We've found that to be a fallacy, Tom..." he demurred "..most of 'em haven't got a pot to piss in...it's all show...on the never -never...or they borrowed it...or they pinched it "

    But Tom was undeterred "But the fing is, Mate..." he pointed out "...They do leave stuff be'ind, whether its paid for, on tick, knocked off, or what...it's there, and 'ooever's got the bloody job o' sortin' it, just wants to get rid of it, the sooner the better,no questions asked...you got the storage for this stuff, Mate, you're in clover"

    So it was arranged that Tommy would go round his many contacts in his roomy old lorry, and collect any clothing, appliances, tools, furniture, left by the dear departed, just like the rag and bone men of pre -war, only this time, the unwanted salvage was of a far better quality and desirability. Cooper made sure that he got this merchandise for little or nothing, then pass it on to Jacy.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=rag+a...62IOPQ0gLU1ocg

    The two Conways would then refurbish it a little, and sell it at a substantial markup. The profits would be shared between the three of them but economics 101 dictates that it is better to have a sure modest margin, than an inconsistent high one. They would have to keep a steady flow of contraband, whether or not, elderly folk were dying like flies...sooner or later, they would have to "come by" their stock by less legal means.
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    3
    10th April 1968

    Endings and beginnings

    by Chatty Cathy

    This month saw the close of one era, and the start of another, both in North America.

    In the United States Martin Luther King was assassinated by a white man with a rifle; in Canada, Pierre Elliott Trudeau was anointed the country's new Prime Minister by the Liberal Party; and in this country, it looks as if we'll soon have an end to Socialist Wilson, followed by a beginning for Conservative Edward Heath, since the stock of the Labour government seems to be slumping as opinion polls show the Tories holding a lead of more than 20 points.

    Small wonder the Socialists are losing...they've gone too far in approving of homosexuality in this country, and now, bringing into effect their Abortion Act of 1967, legalizing abortion on a number of grounds, with free provision through the National Health Service. Doesn't all this "Anything Goes" of our Nineteen Sixties remind you of Caligula's Rome, People?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=legal...FdeyjwODrJHAAQ

    And the Right Wing can get it wrong - its upsurge in the polls is despite Mr Heath's unpopular dismissal of Enoch Powell, the Tory Shadow Cabinet for Powell's famous " Rivers of Blood" speech,on prospective massive immigration, from the Commonwealth and Europe, even though there are indications that the majority of the British public shares Mr Powell's apprehensions
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Powel...HISWjQOs67HIBg

    Perhaps in preparation for the expected punch-ups between resident Btits and invading immigrants, the Thames Valley Police Force is being formed by the amalgamation of Berkshire Constabulary, Buckinghamshire Constabulary, Oxford City Police, Oxfordshire Constabulary and Reading Borough Police. The authorities are chucking in everything but the kitchen sink, and the City of London police - where the racial rhubarb will most likely begin!

    Also in preparation for this influx of individuals accustomed to the decimal system, this is the month where we revert from the dear old pounds shillings and pence lolly to five and ten pence coins are introduced for Decimalisation, which will be complete within the next three years- - if Wilson's government can last that long..

    As if the war in Viet Nam wasn't causing enough heartburn in the Excited States, the death of Dr King set off even more rioting by the Blacks of that country, including Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Newark, Washington, D.C., and many other cities across the country, the death toll, Over There, so far pegged at 46.

    In spite of all the Viet Nam aggro, The Johnson administration keeps piling it on . Their defence department has now called for a further 24,500 military reserves to serve in that embattled Asia for 2 year commitments, while the Secretary of Defense Clark Clifford, announced that 549,500 American soldiers would, ultimately be fighting in Vietnam.

    It is sad to report, that one of our most successful sports stars, motor racing world champion Jim Clark, was killed when his car hit a tree at 170 mph, during a Formula 2 race at Hockenheim. So young, at 32, why does he, and the other speedsters risk their lives -and the happiness of their loved ones, in this senseless race to be first - to be so irresponsible is to revert to infancy.

    To finish on a brighter note, you've heard the joke about selling London Bridge to the gullible? Well, we just did - flogging it to American entrepreneur Robert P. McCulloch, for £1,029,000, this bloke reckoning to rebuild it at Lake Havasu City, Arizona. And the best of British luck with that, Mate!
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    April 28th 1968

    How soon they forget

    by Lynn Carroll

    So Pierre Elliott Trudeu is going to call an election after all, secure in the certainty that his Liberal party will win. It is a far cry from just a few months ago, when polls suggested that Robert Stanfield's Conservatives would sweep the nation. More in desperation, than with conviction, former Prime Minister Lester Pearson, looked around for a gimmick that would save him from the embarrassment as the Liberal leader who lost the country to the Tories.

    That gimmick was the new darling of the Canadian media, Mr Trudeau, a comparatively young (48) Minister in the Pearson administration, who seemed determined to cast himself as different from the normal sober substantial Canadian politician, as could be. Pierre has the reputation of squiring the ladies', yet being a confirmed bachelor, in his late Forties, living with his widowed mother (!)

    The whispers about the man's alleged homosexuality, have not been quieted by his eagerness, as Justice minister, to push through a bill during his oh-so-brief parliamentary career of three years, enabling homosexuality throughout the land. The opinion that he is not ready to lead this nation is borne out by that brief term as an M.P. The guy seems to have gotten to the pinnacle by sheer charisma.

    He is reputed to be brilliant intellectually, he's comparatively young, he doesn't appear to be especially interested in politicking, and the women adore him. All of these things could be said of the late President Kennedy, and look what a morass that he led America into with his campaign in Viet Nam.

    That is the trouble with us Westerners it seems in these 'Sixties where the old values are upturned, anything goes, and we choose style over substance, opting for glamourous gimmicks over proven worth.

    This was epitomized in Britain by the electorate going nuts over a Lord (Douglas -Home) diddling the constitution to become a commoner so that he could outshine a man of proven worth, R.A. Butler. The rookie senator Kennedy ousting the experienced Vice-President, because he looked better on t.v. than Nixon, the equally inexperienced Trudeau, now lording it over a proven minister, John Turner how trivial can an electorate be?

    Trudeau will undoubtedly win the election which, out of the blue, he called for, yesterday, already displaying signs of flip- flop, when he had previously said that he saw no need for one. One hopes that when we come down to earth after our infatuation with this flamboyant fellow, because he is so "different", this loose cannon posing as a free spirit would not have done too much damage to our Canadian ship of state.
    -30-
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

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    Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros
    July 26, 1968

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Bob Baird takes the mound for the Astros.
    Ron Hunt lined out to center field. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski walked. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Dick Perry reached second on a throwing error by the third baseman. <32->
    Felipe Alou flied out to center. <32->
    Bill Mazeroski tagged up and scored. <-2->
    Frank Howard flied out to right. <-2->
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Al Spangler walked. <--1>
    Marty Keough grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    George Banks singled to right. <--1>
    George Banks was caught stealing second. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Hank Aaron grounded to first. <--->
    Clete Boyer grounded to first. <--->
    Karl Pairre grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Santiago Rosario singled to left. <--1>
    Santiago Rosario went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Rocky Colavito grounded to first. <3-->
    The Phillies brought the infield in.
    Jimmie Coker struck out. <3-->
    Ed Brinkman walked. <3-1>
    Tito Fuentes grounded to short. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Augusta Conway struck out. <--->
    Ron Hunt popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski walked. <--1>
    Dick Perry flied out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Bob Baird singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bob Baird went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Al Spangler popped up to short. <--->
    Marty Keough lined out to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Felipe Alou flied out to right. <--->
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    Hank Aaron struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    George Banks struck out. <--->
    Santiago Rosario grounded to short. <--->
    Rocky Colavito singled to right. <--1>
    Jimmie Coker grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Clete Boyer lined out to second. <--->
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--->
    Augusta Conway grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Ed Brinkman reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Tito Fuentes popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--1>
    Bob Baird laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Al Spangler walked. <-21>
    Marty Keough struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Hunt singled to right field. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski lined out to left. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Dick Perry flied out to right. <--1>
    Felipe Alou grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    George Banks struck out. <--->
    Santiago Rosario grounded to first. <--->
    Rocky Colavito grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Frank Howard singled to center. <--1>
    Hank Aaron grounded to the pitcher, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Clete Boyer singled through the left side. <-21>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-21>
    Brooks Robinson pinch hit for Augusta Conway. <-21>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to first. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Mike Joyce now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Jimmie Coker struck out. <--->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to third. <--->
    Tito Fuentes grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Houston trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Hunt struck out. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Dick Perry homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Felipe Alou homered over the left field fence. <--->
    Frank Howard struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Gene Michael pinch hit for Bob Baird. <--->
    Gene Michael singled to right field. <--1>
    Al Spangler laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Marty Keough popped up to the second baseman. <-2->
    George Banks grounded to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Houston trails 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Steve Hamilton now pitching for the Astros. <--->
    Hank Aaron grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Clete Boyer homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Karl Pairre singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Felix Mantilla pinch hit for Mike Joyce. <--1>
    Felix Mantilla struck out. <--1>
    Ron Hunt popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Philadelphia leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Verle Tiefenthaler now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Santiago Rosario grounded to second. <--->
    Rocky Colavito tripled to deep center field. <3-->
    Jimmie Coker struck out. <3-->
    Ed Brinkman grounded to short. <3-->

    PHILLIES WIN: 4-0
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

    Generation 35.

    "Spikes" The cleats on baseball boots
    "Spikes" On which newspaper editors impale copy for future reference, or ultimate destruction.

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