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    November 5th 1966

    Jacy sizzles, Toni fizzles

    Like most of us, Toni Lung always anticipated keenly the coming of the postman ...and like us, so often he disappoints with bills. begging or boring letters, too seldom does he proffer cheques, or the prospects of cheques with the news that rich old Uncle Elmo has died leaving one lots; but we never learn...always we feel this anticipation as Toni did now as the postman entered Jacy Conway's shop in Mayfair, London

    She, herself, never received a letter from anywhere, not even Japan, which she didn't mind but was beginning to puzzle Jacy "Doesn't your father want to know how you're getting on?" He would ask her, now and again.

    "Oh, he knows..." she replied confidently "...I write often to him . I tell him of me, and I tell him of you..." "
    Not that we screw I hope..." interrupted Jacy, although, truth be told, he didn't really care if Mr Lung knew that a Brit was banging his daughter nine ways to Sunday "After all..." Jacy had told himself "...what could her old man do from the other side of the world?"

    She giggled deliciously "No , no, no. Yace..." she had problems pronouncing his Christian name "...a geisha never tells...I write only that I work for you, you pay me good, you treat me nice, and you are good man...no need for him to write...remember always, Japanese men always lord over Japanese women...geishas are trained never to question them"

    "But you're always questioning me...”Jacy had pointed out.

    "Ah, that is because I need to know about life here...I wish to stay for ever, with you "

    "Well we've certainly kept the immigration wankers at bay, so far..." remarked Jacy, coarsely "...let's see how long we can keep you under our hats" and then he had walked off for lunch at the pub round the corner, as he did around noon each day, leaving her in charge of the shop, as was the case on this Guy Fawkes Day.

    She wondered if Jacy remembered that, then told herself, even if he did, it wouldn't stop him from going for his cheese and tomato crusty rolls and two or three pints of bitter ale. She wished that he wouldn't do that...Jacy, she'd discovered was quite susceptible to alcohol ; two or three pints of the strong ale that is English "Best bitter" is a mood -changer in many a man, and she often saw a darker side of her beau when he'd had a few...sometimes his teasing of her nationality could be quite nasty.

    Still, she thought to herself as she accepted the letter for him which the postman cheerily proffered, " If he's in one of those moods when he comes back, this letter will mellow him." For the return address was that of his mother in Canada.

    Toni was however, dismayed to see that he was in one of his moods to bait her, when he returned from lunch, even as he looked over the envelope from his mother. "You see..." she pointed out to him "...even mothers do not write...this is first from her, since I come here" He looked at, then at the unopened letter

    "She wrote..." he said slowly, and with slightly slurred pronunciation "...in answer to a letter of mine" She looked surprised, she had never known Jacy to write a letter, he conducting business by phone, and if, rarely did the family contact him, that too, was by telephone, no matter the distance.

    "A letter..." he went on deliberately "..asking her to check up on you"

    "On me...?" Toni gasped, unbelieving "...how could you, Yacy...I thought you love me"

    "Nuttin' to do with love, Darlin'..." he assured her with a smirk "...everythin' to do with bein' business -like ...if you can lie to yer old dad, you can lie to me, know what I mean...it don't hurt to be sure"

    "But, suppose your mother makes mistake ..you know she has no Japanese"

    "She don't make mistakes in her business, ...she's paid to find out things...she's got the money and know-how to find out anything about anyone ...an' when you got a mum like that, it makes sense to use her..." Jacy now leered at her "Now before I open this, is there anythin' you wanna tell me yerself? "

    She hesitated "Perhaps I remember some things wrong...I say wrong things because of my English "

    "Your English is fine when you want it do be, Gel..." he contradicted her "..in fact you're a good little actress all round, I've noticed, when you think i'm not looking that, an' you lyin' to your daddy made me suss you enough to ask Mum to check on you..." He now slit the envelope
    "Now before I dive in for the sordid details is there anythin you wanna tell me?...better for you if you tell me, not her....Last chance"

    Toni Lung made her choice "Very well..." she straightened "...you are right, all is an act. I am an orphan who ran from an orphanage to the streets of Kobe. I was more clever than most, so I made something of me, respectable woman always a virgin, but getting men and women to look after me, somehow, always looking for better opportunity. I thought of advertising and you answered. When you said you had shop, I thought I can make me and Yacy rich ..." she indicated the shop "...you see...how well we do since I came?...what I was in Kobe,is no matter, I am good friend here."

    By now, Jacy had extracted the contents of the letter. It was a greetings card. "No need for all that, Luv..." His smirk was ugly to see "...I was jus' pullin' yer pisser..." I never sent no letter...she's jus wishin' me happy Guy Fawkes Day!"
    "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 London "Daily Mirror"

    October 31st 1966

    A dreadful month

    by Chatty Cathy

    The awful event at Aberfan, South Wales, dominated all else this month...how could such a shocking disaster have happened? Those responsible for the gradual build -up of coal dust and slag from the nearby mines, have probably long gone from our world, but the rest of us who remain as horrified witnesses, certainly could never conceive of the entire unholy heap, loosened by an excessive rainfall, disintegrating and flattening out into an avalanche which blotted out an entire school of 116 little ones and 28 adults, but, at the very least, someone should have realized that such a toxic heap so near a school was not a good idea.

    The finger -pointing and recriminations will last for a long time, our universal sorrow for the bereaved families, we'll feel forever, but we can learn from this: there must be many more instances in the land of disasters of this magnitude waiting to happen, so it behooves us all, to take a dim view of the proximity of any dangerous stuff to the vulnerable; if this be paranoia, then colour me guilty.

    It may be unprofessional of me, but I really would like to leave out mention of any more bad news occurring this month, so overwhelming is Aberfan, why spread our national gloom? That said. I feel that I must pay tribute to the late Alma Cogan, the English singer who died this month. I never met the lady, but I have all her records, and loved the laughter in her voice. She left us far too soon, at the age of 34.

    Now let me recount some of the positive things which happened this month.

    Let's get right away from a depressed U.K. for a while and take a refreshing look at stuff which I don't normally touch, 'cos I know so little about it. American baseball and Canadian hockey for instance

    At least I've heard of the Los Angelese Dodgers, since they're the only baseball team I can remember seeing in a film - or was it reading of in a book? Anyway, Sandy Koufax, one of the team's pitchers - that's the nearest thing to a bowler in our cricket - helped his team "..win their third pennant in four years" Also, still in baseball, which is their big summer game Over There, " Oriole Jim Palmer, 20, is the youngest to pitch a World Series shutout" and "Baltimore Orioles sweep LA Dodgers, in 63rd World Series" Whatever any of that means.

    October is a big month for sports in the United States it seems...perusing over the American papers , as we do, here at the "Mirror", we are stuck by how all their main sports come together in the month. We read that someone named Mickey Wright won the LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational Tournament named after - Mickey Wright; that Wyoming's Jerry DePoyster(I cleverly deduce who is some kind of footballer) kicks 3 field goals over 50 yds (54, 54, 52). and that in ice hockey everybody is expecting great things of a young player, Bobby Orr, who just turned out to play for a team called the Boston Bruins.

    Whatever all the above stuff means.

    Now I'll turn to something that I've got, at least, a clue about -Pop music

    A new Rock group called "Rolling Stones" produced their first long-playing record "Got Live if you Want It" I've seen them perform on t.v. and they're an interesting lot, as scruffy as the Beatles are well-groomed. Their lead singer looks and jumps about like a toad, whilst Keith Richards, a guitarist, fascinates by his look of blankness. Their music is very wild, and sexy...they may yet give the Fab Four a run for their money. Also wild and sexy, I hear, is the new song "I Can't Control Myself" by the Troggs wich has been banned in Australia because it's "terribly obscene"
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    Folk-singer Joan Baez & 123 other anti-draft protestors were arrested during October in California, which State, for good measure, also banned the drug LSD

    And guitarist Jimmy Hendrix has changed his name to - wait for it - Jimi Hendrix

    More substantial stuff:

    Canadian Roy Thomson has gone and bought the weighty "Times" of London newspaper. I suppose our "Mirror" was too pricey for him; and talking of news, all that info I gave you on the American sports scene was probably conveyed across the Atlantic by the First Pacific communications satellite " Intelsat 2 "ever to be launched., Also going into orbit this month was a young Belgian runner Gaston Roelants who ran more than twelve miles in one hour. 12 MPH? That's faster than my bus to work every morning - methinks I'll catch Gaston, each day, instead. Too, he looks dishy.
    -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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    Pasco Pirates at California Cavaliers
    November 16, 1966

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Cavaliers.
    Gary Blackmon grounded to short. <--->
    Kevin Schworn struck out. <--->
    Paul Boykins 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
    Buster Barrow takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Scott Judge grounded to short. <--->
    Brian Campbell popped up to second. <--->
    Scott Howard popped up foul down the first base line. <--->
    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
    Ezra Gabusi popped up to second. <--->
    Alex Sezuro grounded to second. <--->
    Vern Kernan struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Paul Hough doubled down the third base line. <-2->
    Ron Prada doubled down the left field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Corey Belisle popped up to second. <-2->
    Rob Salvant allowed a passed ball. <3-->
    Buster Barrow threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <--->
    Dave Gardner singled through the left side. <--1>
    The Cavaliers put on the hit and run.
    Alan Arnason grounded to second. <-2->
    Augusta Conway struck out. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, California leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Tristan Buemi grounded to first base. <--->
    Rob Salvant grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Buster Barrow grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Pasco trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Scott Judge grounded to second. <--->
    Brian Campbell struck out. <--->
    Scott Howard walked. <--1>
    Paul Hough grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, California leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Gary Blackmon singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Gary Blackmon was caught stealing second. <--->
    Kevin Schworn flied out to right. <--->
    Paul Boykins struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Pasco trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Prada walked. <--1>
    Corey Belisle grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Dave Gardner walked. <--1>
    Alan Arnason flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Ezra Gabusi grounded to second. <--->
    Alex Sezuro singled through the left side. <--1>
    Vern Kernan struck out. <--1>
    Tristan Buemi struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Pasco trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Augusta Conway struck out. <--->
    Scott Judge struck out. <--->
    Brian Campbell singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Scott Howard homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Paul Hough homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Pat Copple now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Ron Prada flied out to center. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Rob Salvant struck out. <--->
    Pat Copple struck out. <--->
    Gary Blackmon singled up the middle. <--1>
    Kevin Schworn popped up to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Pasco trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Corey Belisle doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Dave Gardner grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    Alan Arnason walked. <-21>
    Augusta Conway flied out to left. <-21>
    Scott Judge singled to right-center, scoring a run. <-21>
    Brian Campbell flied out to left. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Paul Boykins grounded to first base. <--->
    Ezra Gabusi singled to center. <--1>
    Alex Sezuro struck out. <--1>
    Vern Kernan struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Pasco trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Scott Howard lined out to left. <--->
    Paul Hough grounded to third. <--->
    Ron Prada popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Tristan Buemi struck out. <--->
    Rob Salvant struck out. <--->
    Sean Novak pinch hit for Pat Copple. <--->
    Sean Novak struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Pasco trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    C.J. Meyers now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Corey Belisle struck out. <--->
    Dave Gardner grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Alan Arnason flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Gary Blackmon struck out. <--->
    Kevin Schworn struck out. <--->
    Paul Boykins struck out. <--->

    CAVALIERS WIN: 6-0
    "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.

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    Pasco Pirates at California Cavaliers
    November 16, 1966
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Pirates (PIT) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  4  0
         Cavaliers (CIN) 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 x    6  8  0
    
    PASCO                        ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Gary Blackmon (LF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .345
    Kevin Schworn (2B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .207
    Paul Boykins (CF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .200
    Ezra Gabusi (3B)              3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .255
    Alex Sezuro (1B)              3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .304
    Vern Kernan (RF)              3  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .236
    Tristan Buemi (SS)            3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .135
    Rob Salvant (C)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .271
    Buster Barrow (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
     Pat Copple (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Sean Novak (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     C.J. Meyers (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  4  0  0  0  0 16  0
    
       CS:  Gary Blackmon
    
       DP:  Alex Sezuro, Kevin Schworn, Tristan Buemi
    
                       PASCO   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Buster Barrow  4.2  6  3  2  5  5  4  91   4.78
                  Pat Copple  2.1  2  1  0  1  1  0  34   3.12
                 C.J. Meyers  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  1   6   5.14
                      TOTALS  8.0  8  4  2  6  6  5 131
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Scott Judge (LF)              4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .196
    Brian Campbell (SS)           4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .176
    Scott Howard (1B)             3  1  1  1  1  2  0  0    .450
    Paul Hough (RF)               4  2  0  2  1  1  0  0    .304
    Ron Prada (3B)                3  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .154
    Corey Belisle (CF)            4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .259
    Dave Gardner (2B)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .267
    Alan Arnason (C)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .273
    Augusta Conway (P)            3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .283
    TOTALS                       31  8  4  6  2  5  5  0
    
       2B:  Ron Prada (3), Paul Hough (3), Corey Belisle (2)
       HR:  Paul Hough (6), Scott Howard (1)
       GDP:  Corey Belisle
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Augusta Conway  9.0  4  0  0  0  0 16  99   0.79
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  0  0  0  0 16  99
    
         WP: Augusta Conway (3-1)
         LP: Buster Barrow (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 76F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 8,208
         Time: 2:36
    "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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    December 31st 1966

    Another year, another family

    Since her own boys, Augustus and Valentine had opted to spend Christmas in Culver City to keep Gussie company whilst her father was away, covering the Viet Nam war, Lynn found herself at a loose end - she clinging to what she, herself. acknowledged was a silly resentment against the young woman, her own daughter, whom she basically held responsible for Lynn's estrangement from Dan Conway, back when Gussie was a willful schoolgirl - declined that daughter's invitation. Some things, Lynn told herself, a mother just can't get over.

    But, in searching her own sub-conscious, she had to admit that she wanted to be alone this Christmas, in the hope that she could spend it with Tom Howard, without any encumbering family, hers or his.

    Tom had met the other's children, during the past summer, but his own far-flung brood had only been described to Lynn as being Del a law student, until recently, interning with Tom's own firm, but now, dodging the draft up somewhere in Canada. Tom was embarrassed as much by the draft-dodging, as by the fact that Del would not even let his own father know where he was hiding in that vast frozen land.

    Tom also had a divorced daughter, Susan, who, grieving for her dead mother, could not abide staying in the city where the woman had died, no matter that it was attractive and livable as was Salt Lake City, and that she still had a loving and generous father there, so earlier in the year took her own small daughter, to go live on the other side of the country in New York.

    Lynn had rather expected Susan to invite her father to the Big Apple for Christmas, which, indeed, had proved to be the case, for as Tom had told her in one of their many phone conversations, that Susan had taken up with a common-law boy friend, and as the lawyer had quipped "Three's company - four's a cacophonous quartet!"

    During that same conversation, Tom had asked her Christmas plans, and when she admitted to being alone, He said "I would like you to be with me for Christmas and the New Year's festivities" Social protocol having being observed, the gentleman popping the question, Lynn felt free to respond "Your place or mine...?" swiftly adding "...my Winnipeg's a cold place in the winter...I'd rather fly to you"

    She put a wealth of meaning into those last five words, and Tom responded in kind.

    The upshot was, that here they now were, the initial instant bond which they had experienced during that first business meeting had now blossomed into a full-blown man/woman relationship.

    They had shopped and slept together, wrapped gifts and gorged together caroled and cuddled together, now here they were dating and dancing at the New Year's Eve ball at Salt Lake City's poshest hotel. All too soon the magic evening drew to its close, and a couple of minutes only remained until midnight, when they joined the expectant crowd of revelers on the dance-floor awaiting the advent of Nineteen-Sixty -seven.

    Tom said "While we're waiting would you like to hear my New Year's resolution?..." at her nod he continued "...to marry, again, next year"

    Lynn raised an expectant eyebrow "Anyone special?" she inquired archly

    "Only the loveliest woman in this ballroom...." was his warm response "...what do you think, Lynn, Darling?"

    "I think that would be me, the lady replied in all modesty..." quipped Lynn. Then she played the coquette "I'll let you know..." she said, consulting her watch "...next year"

    Even as she spoke, the crowd was counting down "Seven, six , five..." that had always been Lynn's lucky number, so as soon as she heard it, it was she who swept him into her arms and bussed him long and hotly, never mind the dam' social protocol, she thought.

    They held the kiss throughout the entire twelve chimes, and when at last they came up for air, Tom spoke

    "I'll take that as a 'yes' " he said.
    "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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    The "Philadelphia Courier"

    27th December 1966

    Christmas in 'Nam

    by Dan Conway

    The Brass here, did what they could to brighten the Grunts' Christmas Day, but the odds were against their best efforts; the supply-wallahs had ensured that there was a flow of turkey, hams, plum pudding, ice cream, cigars, into our mess tent at Christmas chow-down time, held from dawn, through the morning, noon and night, to accommodate the comings and goings of countless soldiers on various assignments, patrols, and guard duties, there was even an allocation of two cans of Pabst beer per man, but no more, for each of us had to keep a clear head, knowing that this was just the time that Charlie would choose to strike, when the " round-eye"s guard was down on this grimly misnamed "Festive" season.

    We kidded each other that we were having a whale of a time as we nibbled at heaping plates of Christmas fare, nervously glancing up at each opening and closing of the reinforced - against shrapnel - entrance flaps of the mess-tent, as personnel came and went for a hurried celebration with the seasonal fare, for it was quite on the cards for a stealthy Viet to slither over the mud, and under the harsh light of the arc-lamps that we'd set up against intrusion, and confound all our efforts at security this Christmas by adding a grenade to the miseries of leeches on our bodies, bugs in our food and drink, the enervating humidity, the incessant rain, and the constant fear.

    It was almost a relief, when the squad with which I was embedded, had their own mid-afternoon Christmas chow-down interrupted by the sudden drone of choppers overhead. "They've spotted Charlie, nearby..." shouted the duty officer holding a field telephone "...All troops...grab side-arms, douse all lights, form up in your designated groups, outside, let's go!"
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    And with the well-oiled precision of long practice, we forgot all about it being the Season to be jolly, and prepared once again for the harsh realities of this war in Viet Nam. There is no time for peace, goodwill towards all men.
    -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.

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

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    December 13th 1966

    A decision for Jacy.

    He enters his shop after his lunch of beer and rolls. Toni has had care of the shop while he was away.

    Jacy: Wassa matter? ...you're tremblin' ...no need, you're a slag, but I'm not gonna punch you up in the air or anything, I'm not that canned

    Toni: Yacy , The postie just brought me a letter.

    Jacy: For you?...Blimey, that's gotta be a first...'oo's it from, Missus? ...your ficticious daddy?

    Toni: The Immigration

    Jacy: (Suddenly totally sober) Ooh-er...that's a bloody turn-up...what they say, Tone?

    Toni: Why I stay past my visa

    Jacy: (Grimly thoughtful) Cor, that's nasty...could be trouble, Girl...you deported, me in clink for harbourin' you...we'd lose the shop, the lot.

    Toni: I have idea

    Jacy: Thank Gawd fer that...let's hear it , Missus...we're in queer street, here

    Toni: We should marry

    Jacy: Do what?

    Toni: I have thought about this for long time...a con -something plan

    Jacy: Contingency ...go on...why should I marry you after all you've led me up the bleedin' garden path?

    Toni: If I'm your wife, Immigration not able to touch you or me...they may say marriage of convenience...but they will not split us...you are English citizen with rights to wife

    Jacy: (The beer returns again to start talking) You expect to be my wife after all your lies an' actin'? I don't trust you as far as I could throw you.

    Toni: No need for trust...I don' like you now as bully...but you know I am what how you call...an assett?

    Jacy: (sneering) I'd call you an arse'ole, meself.

    Toni: You see...? Why I don' like you anymore? You have choice, Yacy...I stay as wife, good in shop, good in bed for you...or I go back to Kobe, start again to find rich man while I am young and lovely, leave you to go to prison and lose shop

    Jacy: You cow! You think you got me knackered six ways to Sunday, doncha ?

    Toni: Well. haven't I ? You choose, Yacy... you want me as wife or enemy? You know me, that I can be how I say...form...?

    JacyMuttering ) Formidable..that you bloody can be, Miss Tojo, I suss that!...lemme sober up an' think about it.
    "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"

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    Rongar writes: I should have mentioned, yesterday, that I was posting another 3 episodes then, simply to finish with 1966
    Back to the normal 2 per day until Saturday,now.

    Georgia Fortress at California Cavaliers
    November 24th, 1966

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Cavaliers.
    Justin Kyles walked. <--1>
    The Fortress put on the hit and run.
    Justin Kyles stole second. <-2->
    Edgar Maldonado struck out. <-2->
    Kyle Wald singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Fortress put on the hit and run.
    Don Elyassaki grounded to short. <-2->
    Randy Helpers singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paul Dukette struck out. <--1>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Georgia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Gary Volk takes the mound for the Fortress.
    Scott Judge lined out to right field. <--->
    Brian Campbell singled down the third base line. <--1>
    Scott Howard popped up to short. <--1>
    Paul Hough grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, California trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Salvador Mir struck out. <--->
    Conner Gillard struck out. <--->
    Gary Volk struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Georgia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Zack Wallace singled to left. <--1>
    Ron Prada flied out to right. <--1>
    Dave Gardner singled up the middle. <-21>
    Zack Wallace was caught stealing third. <--1>
    Alan Arnason grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, California trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Justin Kyles singled to center. <--1>
    Edgar Maldonado walked. <-21>
    Kyle Wald singled to left, scoring a run. <-21>
    Don Elyassaki popped up to second. <-21>
    Randy Helpers grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Georgia leads 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Augusta Conway singled to center. <--1>
    Augusta Conway went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Scott Judge grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Brian Campbell lined out to center field. <-2->
    Augusta Conway tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Scott Howard singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Paul Hough walked. <-21>
    Zack Wallace struck out. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, California trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Paul Dukette grounded to short. <--->
    Salvador Mir singled to right field. <--1>
    Conner Gillard struck out. <--1>
    Gary Volk singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Justin Kyles grounded to first. <3-1>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Georgia leads 3 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Prada singled to right. <--1>
    Dave Gardner grounded to first. <-2->
    Alan Arnason grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    Augusta Conway struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California trails 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Edgar Maldonado reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Kyle Wald walked. <-21>
    Don Elyassaki hit an infield single to short. <321>
    Steve Ellison now pitching for the Cavaliers. <321>
    Randy Helpers walked, scoring a run. <321>
    Paul Dukette struck out. <321>
    Salvador Mir singled to center for two RBIs. <-21>
    Randy Helpers advanced on the error by Zack Wallace. <3-1>
    Conner Gillard singled into right field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Gary Volk popped up to second. <-21>
    Justin Kyles flied out to center. <-21>
    4 runs, 3 hits, 2 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Georgia leads 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Scott Judge lined out to right. <--->
    Brian Campbell grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Scott Howard singled to center. <--1>
    Paul Hough grounded to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California trails 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Edgar Maldonado struck out. <--->
    Kyle Wald singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Don Elyassaki walked. <-21>
    Randy Helpers reached first on a throwing error by the second baseman. <321>
    Nate Beavon now pitching for the Cavaliers. <321>
    Paul Dukette struck out. <321>
    Salvador Mir grounded to short. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Georgia leads 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Zack Wallace singled up the middle. <--1>
    Ron Prada struck out. <--1>
    Dave Gardner struck out. <--1>
    Alan Arnason homered to deep right-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Nate Beavon singled through the left side. <--1>
    Marc Grimm now pitching for the Fortress. <--1>
    Scott Judge flied out to left. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Conner Gillard lined out to left. <--->
    Marc Grimm grounded to third. <--->
    Justin Kyles flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Georgia leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Brian Campbell walked. <--1>
    Scott Howard struck out. <--1>
    Paul Hough grounded to second, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Zack Wallace struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Edgar Maldonado struck out. <--->
    Kyle Wald flied out to center. <--->
    Don Elyassaki grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Georgia leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ron Prada grounded to third. <--->
    Dave Gardner grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Alan Arnason lined out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California trails 7 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Randy Helpers struck out. <--->
    Paul Dukette grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Salvador Mir grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Georgia leads 7 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Mike Quelch pinch hit for Nate Beavon. <--->
    Mike Quelch popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Scott Judge struck out. <--->
    Brian Campbell singled through the left side. <--1>
    Scott Howard grounded to second. <--1>

    FORTRESS WIN: 7-3
    "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:
    A Gussie Conway game
    
    Southern Winter League
    
    Georgia Fortress at California Cavaliers
    November 24, 1966
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Fortress (GEO) 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0    7 10  0
         Cavaliers (CIN) 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0    3 11  3
    
    GEORGIA                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Justin Kyles (1B)             4  1  1  2  0  0  0  1    .361
    Edgar Maldonado (SS)          4  0  1  1  0  0  3  0    .111
    Kyle Wald (LF)                4  3  1  2  0  2  0  0    .419
    Don Elyassaki (3B)            4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .293
    Randy Helpers (RF)            4  1  1  1  0  2  1  0    .250
    Paul Dukette (C)              5  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .111
    Salvador Mir (2B)             5  2  0  0  0  2  1  0    .274
    Conner Gillard (CF)           4  1  0  0  0  1  2  0    .216
    Gary Volk (P)                 3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .308
     Marc Grimm (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       38 10  5  7  0  7 11  1
    
       GDP:  Randy Helpers
    
                     GEORGIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                   Gary Volk  5.2 10  1  1  3  3  4  91   3.86
                  Marc Grimm  3.1  1  1  0  0  0  3  41   1.59
                      TOTALS  9.0 11  2  1  3  3  7 132
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Scott Judge (LF)              5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .198
    Brian Campbell (SS)           4  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    Scott Howard (1B)             5  2  0  0  0  1  1  0    .400
    Paul Hough (RF)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .282
    Zack Wallace (CF)             4  2  0  1  0  0  2  0    .238
    Ron Prada (3B)                4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .197
    Dave Gardner (2B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .232
    Alan Arnason (C)              4  1  0  1  1  2  0  0    .267
    Augusta Conway (P)            2  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .284
     Steve Ellison (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .500
     Nate Beavon (P)              1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Mike Quelch (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    TOTALS                       37 11  2  3  1  3  7  0
    
       2B:  Augusta Conway (11)
       HR:  Alan Arnason (1)
       CS:  Zack Wallace
    
       DP:  Scott Howard, Dave Gardner, Brian Campbell
       E:  Dave Gardner 2, Zack Wallace
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Augusta Conway  4.0  7  3  0  6  5  6  82   1.76
               Steve Ellison  1.1  3  2  0  1  1  2  33   4.97
                 Nate Beavon  3.2  0  0  0  0  0  3  39   5.87
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  5  0  7  6 11 154
    
         WP: Gary Volk (4-1)
         LP: Augusta Conway (3-2)
         SV: Marc Grimm (2)
    
         Temperature: 62F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 9,386
         Time: 2:53
    
    Note: Augusta Conway was injured during this game and took no further part in the Southern Winter League in 1966
    
    Future posts wil feature a few Philadelphia Phils Spring Training games, before the Regular 1967 season begins
    "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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    January 7th 1967

    "Okay, boys and girls..." the teacher addressed his class "...now that you've been back to school for a morning, and have gotten the holidays out of your system ...now the real work begins...." a collective mock-groan from the class, as the smiling techer continued "...I want you to write an essay on how you think Canada will be, another hundred years from now."

    One boy's essay

    "By 2067, Canada will be like Europe is now, all different countries, only better, because we'd be speaking the same two languages as each other, and all ten of us would share, roughly, the same ideals, and policies for getting along with each other.

    Most of our provinces , now, are big enough to be called a country, all each province needs, is enough people to make that country work, and by then, by immigration, and a hopefully increased birth-rate, each province should have enough population. The Maritime provinces and P.E.I. might be rolled up into one country, and Quebec would be a French country.

    One hundred years from now, I think we could all get around by beaming ourselves around like Captain Kirk does on "Star Trek". We'll have the technology to split ourselves up into small particles, then stream our way into our new destination in seconds rather than days or weeks, or perhaps we will be able to think our way there the way that thought travels so fast.

    Television will be different, too, we'll all wear them like wrist-watches, and turn that little knob on the side, and you can get any programme you like. As for films, anybody will be able to make a movie, you just think up your characters, imagine them in your t.v. than imagine the story...say I wanted to do Goldilocks and the three bears,first I would dream up the three bears, then Goldilocks, and if my imagination was good enough, they would all look lovely, the bears with shiny fur and different voices, and Goldilocks a pretty girl with pigtails just like Doris Day. You could even imagine the steam coming out of the porridge.

    Perhaps, by then we needn't even talk to each other, just think a thought and flash it over, that would help deaf people like my stepfather, well, he not totally deaf but he has troble if everyone's talking at once. Come to think of it, a lot of people have that trouble, but they don't let on, but my stepdad says I'd rather have them know I'm deaf, than think I'm stupid.

    I can't think of any more inventions we would have, but I hope that we can improve ourselves in a hundred years, no more fighting and the hockey goons trying to stop the guys who are really playing hockey, no more food fights or pie-eating contests on telly, in a hundred years, there may not enogh food to go around the way land is being built on , and polluted by mining and stuff. Oh, yes, and maybe we'll pay more attention to kids, and stop pampering the pld people. My parents say its only because the politicians know that the old folks vote, so they suck up to them-"

    "Time's up...pens down " Called the teacher. His name was Conway, and the name of the boy who wrote the above essay, Mercier. Respectively Augustus and Valentine.
    "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"

    January 1st 1967

    A big deal?

    by Lynn Carroll

    Canada officially turns one hundred years old on July the First, and already, we all are getting into a lather about it, with the politicians and media whipping up a storm, the former because "Centennial Fever" will mean lots of opportunity for their cronies in and out of office to rake in the dollars, some of which, will go, in gratitude, towards those same politicians to help get them elected again, whilst the media will have lots of nonsense to comment on during those slow news days.

    Instead of going rah-rah over the fact that we've been around for -more than- a century, and, still, with all our resources and potential, the world doesn't take us seriously, and instead of planning to blue our tax dollars on un neccessary rejoicing that Canada hasn't sunk below the waves, or been kidnpped by aliens, we ought to be figuring out, in the next hundred years how we can be undoing the mistakes we've made in the past hundred.

    We ought to start by re-imbursing the tribes from whom we've stolen their land by force or by fraud, by letting them back on that land. There's plenty enough for all - we 're still a vast under-populated country. And it's no good trying to solve that problem of too few people by encouraging the wrong people to come over and live off the fat of the land. We need the young, dynamic, ambitious, hard-working best of Europe, the United States, and Asia, to make this country work as it should.

    We should quit trying to define ourselves as distinctive from the Americans...the America of the pre-war years,( not so much now, when she can be perceived as gradually declining into a harried and conned policeman-come-nursemaid to the world) provided an excellent model for any state to follow with its freedom, opportunity, ingenuity, and above all, integrity.

    One of our biggest problems is the love-hate relationship with Quebec...we should hold a referendum, a put-up or shut-up question...do you want to become a separate sovereign nation?...or do you want to stay with one of the best federarations in the World? This One Hundred Year-Old Canada.
    -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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    Culver City Cougars at Cleveland Indians
    February 15, 1967

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Steve Hargan takes the mound for the Indians.
    Bobby Bonds singled up the middle. <--1>
    Bobby Bonds went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Duane Josephson singled through the hole, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Cougars put on the hit and run.
    Brian Lethbridge grounded to short. <-2->
    Wes Parker grounded to first. <3-->
    Sal Bando flied out to right. <3-->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, Culver City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Cougars.
    Cesar Tovar grounded to second. <--->
    Steve Demeter walked. <--1>
    The Indians put on the hit and run.
    Chico Salmon singled to right field, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Billy Williams struck out. <3-1>
    Roger Maris walked. <321>
    Jose Pagan struck out. <321>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Cleveland trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Larry Hisle grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Tom Satriano grounded to second. <--->
    Johnny Grubb flied out to right field. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Culver City leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Joe Cunningham hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    Ed Bailey grounded to short. <-2->
    Steve Hargan flied out to right. <-2->
    Cesar Tovar popped up to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Cleveland trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Augusta Conway walked. <--1>
    Bobby Bonds singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Duane Josephson grounded to the third baseman. <32->
    Brian Lethbridge singled through the hole for two RBIs. <--1>
    Brian Lethbridge went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Wes Parker lined out to left. <-2->
    Sal Bando singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Larry Hisle flied out to center field. <--1>
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Culver City leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Steve Demeter struck out. <--->
    Chico Salmon grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Billy Williams struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Cleveland trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Tom Satriano struck out. <--->
    Johnny Grubb was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    The Cougars put on the hit and run.
    Augusta Conway laid down a sacrifice bunt to first base. <-2->
    Bobby Bonds struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Culver City leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Roger Maris struck out. <--->
    Jose Pagan flied out to center field. <--->
    Joe Cunningham was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Joe Cunningham stole second. <-2->
    Ed Bailey struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Cleveland trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Duane Josephson popped up to the catcher in foul ground. <--->
    Brian Lethbridge grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Wes Parker singled through the left side. <--1>
    Sal Bando singled through the left side. <-21>
    Larry Hisle grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Culver City leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Steve Hargan flied out to left. <--->
    Cesar Tovar grounded to short. <--->
    Steve Demeter flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Cleveland trails 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Clay Carroll now pitching for the Indians. <--->
    Tom Satriano popped up to second. <--->
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Augusta Conway singled into right field. <--1>
    Bobby Bonds lined out to left. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Culver City leads 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Chico Salmon homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Billy Williams reached first on a fielding error by the second baseman. <--1>
    Roger Maris grounded to second. <-2->
    Jose Pagan struck out. <-2->
    Joe Cunningham walked. <-21>
    Buddy Gilbert pinch hit for Ed Bailey. <-21>
    Buddy Gilbert singled through the left side. <321>
    Clay Dalrymple pinch hit for Clay Carroll. <321>
    Clay Dalrymple struck out. <321>
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 3 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Cleveland trails 4 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Bob Duliba now pitching for the Indians. <--->
    Doc Edwards came in to play Catcher. <--->
    Duane Josephson grounded to short. <--->
    Brian Lethbridge grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Wes Parker walked. <--1>
    Sal Bando grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Culver City leads 4 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Cesar Tovar homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Steve Demeter struck out. <--->
    Chico Salmon struck out. <--->
    Rick Austin now pitching for the Cougars. <--->
    Billy Williams struck out. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Cleveland trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Larry Hisle flied out to right. <--->
    Tom Satriano grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Grubb grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Culver City leads 4 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Roger Maris struck out. <--->
    Jose Pagan flied out to center. <--->
    Joe Cunningham popped up to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Cleveland trails 4 to 2.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Rick Austin struck out. <--->
    Bobby Bonds grounded to short. <--->
    Duane Josephson singled to right field. <--1>
    Bob Duliba threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Brian Lethbridge singled to right field, scoring a run. <--1>
    Bob Davis now pitching for the Indians. <--1>
    Wes Parker struck out. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Culver City leads 5 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Doc Edwards flied out to center. <--->
    Jack Kubiszyn pinch hit for Bob Davis. <--->
    Jack Kubiszyn hit an infield single to the shortstop. <--1>
    Jack Kubiszyn took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Cesar Tovar singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Indians put on the hit and run.
    Cesar Tovar took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Steve Demeter struck out. <-2->
    Chico Salmon doubled to left-center, scoring a run. <-2->
    Billy Williams was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Skip Guinn now pitching for the Cougars. <-21>
    Roger Maris grounded to second. <-21>

    COUGARS WIN: 5-4
    "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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    A Gussie Conway game
    
    !967 Spring Training game
    
    Culver City Cougars at Cleveland Indians
    February 15, 1967
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
           Cougars (CCC) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1    5 10  1
           Indians (CLE) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2    4  8  0
    
    CULVER CITY                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bobby Bonds (LF)              5  2  0  2  0  0  1  0    .273
    Duane Josephson (2B)          5  2  0  1  0  1  0  0    .308
    Brian Lethbridge (SS)         5  2  0  1  0  3  0  0    .308
    Wes Parker (1B)               4  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .250
    Sal Bando (3B)                4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .182
    Larry Hisle (RF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Tom Satriano (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .273
    Johnny Grubb (CF)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Augusta Conway (P)            1  1  1  1  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Rick Austin (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Skip Guinn (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36 10  2  5  0  5  4  0
    
       2B:  Brian Lethbridge (1), Bobby Bonds (1)
       HBP:  Johnny Grubb
       E:  Duane Josephson
    
                 CULVER CITY   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Augusta Conway  6.2  5  3  2  2  2 10 123   2.70
                 Rick Austin  2.0  3  1  0  2  2  3  43   4.50
                  Skip Guinn  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  0   3  13.50
                      TOTALS  9.0  8  4  2  4  4 13 169
    
    CLEVELAND                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Cesar Tovar (CF)              5  2  0  2  1  2  0  0    .429
    Steve Demeter (3B)            4  0  1  0  0  0  3  0    .231
    Chico Salmon (2B)             5  3  0  1  1  2  1  0    .571
    Billy Williams (LF)           4  0  1  0  0  0  3  0    .100
    Roger Maris (RF)              4  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .273
    Jose Pagan (SS)               4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .200
    Joe Cunningham (1B)           2  1  1  0  0  0  0  1    .300
    Ed Bailey (C)                 2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .286
     Buddy Gilbert (P)            1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0   1.000
     Doc Edwards (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    Steve Hargan (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Clay Carroll (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Clay Dalrymple (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Bob Duliba (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Bob Davis (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Jack Kubiszyn (P)            1  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .500
    TOTALS                       36  8  4  4  2  4 13  1
    
       2B:  Chico Salmon (1)
       HR:  Chico Salmon (1), Cesar Tovar (1)
       HBP:  Joe Cunningham
    
                   CLEVELAND   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Steve Hargan  5.0  7  1  0  4  4  2  96   7.20
                Clay Carroll  1.0  1  0  0  0  0  0  16   0.00
                  Bob Duliba  2.2  2  1  0  1  1  1  45   3.38
                   Bob Davis  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1   3   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  2  0  5  5  4 160
    
         WP: Augusta Conway (1-0)
         LP: Steve Hargan (0-1)
         SV: Skip Guinn (1)
    
         Temperature: 37F
         Wind: 5 MPH (out to left)
         Attendance: 11,734
         Time: 3:22
    "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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    The "Canadian Chronicle".

    February 15th 1967

    Lynn Carroll's nuptials

    by Gary Gee

    It was my privilege to be invited to cover the wedding, yesterday, of my colleague on this newspaper, the one who writes some of our pungent editorials, Lynn Carroll, who was engaged to Thomas Howard, a lawyer.

    This was Miss Carroll's third wedding, she being divorced from baseball mogul, Dan Conway, and, eventually, the widow of the late Colonel Joe Mercier.

    The currently affianced pair pledged their troth at a New Year's Eve ceremony and decided on an early wedding - they met, for the first time, last summer, in consultation over the likely inclusion of a Canadian baseball team in the American Major Baseball League, since they humorously reminded me that they were'nt getting any younger - she's 48, he's 53.

    They decided on February the 14th, Miss Carroll being noted for her whimsical naming of people and events according to the months (Guess in which month her twins August and Augusta were born?), and Valentine missed his namesake day by just a few hours, being born on the Fifthteenth of this month -happy Thirteenth birthday, young fellow!

    The present Mr and Mrs Howard were married in a Vancouver registrar's office, since both have been married before - Mr Howard is a widower - in a simple procedure witnessed by this reporter, and a Mr Lionel Chadwick, a member of the law firm that Mr Howard manages, and partly owns, the bridal pair exchanged vows, signatures, fond kisses, and handshakes all round, then the four of us departed for the Reception to be held at the vast mansion in tony North Vancouver where Miss Carroll's parents, now retired financiers, yet live, she, herself having departed from the sparkling city where she was born, to make her considerable mark in the world, back in 1939.

    The bride's parents, as tradition dictates, wanted to pay for this Reception which was as huge as the ceremony, itself, was simple, they being comfortably off, but Miss Carroll who is even more comfortable, she , too, being a tycoon, of sorts, insisted on footing the huge bill, for the attendance was enormous.

    First, of course, was the bride's family, she having had three children by the aforementioned Conway, and one, a boy, Valentine, by the late Colonel Mercier. Mr Conway, who remained good friends with his ex-wife, and a fond father of all her children, was also invited, as was their children's former Nanny, Anne Harris from England. Also from England was the "Daily Mirror" columnist, Eileen Lodge, better known as "Chatty Cathy", who was a former Fleet Street columnist in Miss Carroll's time at the "News Chronicle"

    On Mr Howard's side was his son, Derek, 25, the father of three lively youngsters who delighted the only other youngster, Valentine, and his elder brother, Augustus, who both happen to attend the same school in Winnipeg, one as pupil, the other as a teacher. Mr Howard also has a married daughter, Susan, who lives in New York, and could not attend. A third Conway son, Julius Ceasar ("Jacy") Conway, who has a shop in England, also could not attend

    A feature of this reception was that Miss Carroll insisted on no alcohol being served or consumed, she averring that she had seen too many events spoiled by drunkeness. Such a ban must have sat hard with her former spouse, Dan, who is known to like his rum-and-orange juice, as well as bitter ale, which he often claims was the only thing that he liked about England, which is not likely to endear him to Miss Carroll's present husband, Tom Howard who happens to be a former English airman,(Wing -Commander), as was this scribe (A/C Plonk) - altogether, there was quite a contingent present from the Old Country.

    Everything went well, however, the " Gastown Gang" dance orchestra played great music, and the glowing bride and dashing groom danced with almost everybody. It ended at midnight, shortly after bride and groom left with her schoolboy son, Valentine, who they plan to entertain on his birthday, today, before they fly off to their honeymoon in the lovely Florida town of Saint Petersburgh, Tom Howard, who was an R.A.F. Wing Commander during the war, piloting his own Cessna aircraft down there.

    We here at Miss Carroll's newspaper wish the happy bridal pair a bright and long future together. A personal interview with Miss Carroll will be published soon.
    -3
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    January 31st 1967

    A contentious month

    by Chatty Cathy

    Nothing like starting a new year off with a bang is there? And there is plenty of controversy already in the first thirty-one days of 1967.

    It's nice to start off though, with a message of congratulations to Canada on its hundredth "birthday" occurring this year. The country's been around a lot longer than that of course, but the First of July in 1867 is when they first started taking themselves seriously, and since then, they've proved to be one of the nicest countries in the world, reasonable, friendly, generous to all nations in peace, but formidable enemies of those who would disturb that peace - just ask the Kaiser's Germans, and Hitler's Nazis. As well as Musso's Fascists.

    Canada has certainly been a good friend to this country, and although she's a centarian, she has a bright future ahead of her.

    Somebody else with a bright future, it seems is sometime actor, Ronald Reagan. he wasn't actually a mega-star in his Hollywood career, although I enjoyed particularly his "Voice of the Turtle", and the part he played in "The Hasty Heart", but he's certainly captured the heart of the electorate Over There, where Republicans speculate that he could be their future president.

    Like the Americans, we now seem to be choosing style over substance, since handsome Jeremy Thorpe has now been elected leader of our own Liberal party this month...so different from bald old Attlee, and fat old Churchill . Not even Ron Reagan as their leader could do that moribund Centrist party of ours any good though...pity really...this country could do with an alternative to Tories who grind us working stiffs into the ground, and Labour, who want the government to take over everything, and run it into the ground, Parliament's just voted to nationalize the steel industry.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Jerem...DYPejwOGz7iIAg

    That won't endear us to the Europeans, whose Common Market Harold Wilson is trying to get this country into...perhaps it’s just as well if he fails...at least we won't have an influx of Europeans changing the face of this country, as well as the Colonials now flooding in.

    As well. our busy-busy, make-work Socialist government is founding a whole New Town in the region of Milton Keynes by Order in Council, with a plan to become a city of 250,000 people enclosing three existing towns and twenty one villages. The area to be developed is largely farmland. which makes yours truly cringe...how on earth can sane people give up the good earth that feeds us all?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=New+T...OJLIjwO01JagBg


    A visitor who is most welcome, though, is our own dear old Charlie Chaplin...the funny little silent star has returned to his homeland, to make what will be, probably, his last film "The Countess From Hong Kong" starring Sophia Loren (I don't know how Charlie's going to represent the voluptuous Sophia with a pair of huge luminous orbs as a scrawny, slant-eyed Asian). This movie is going to be so different from those knockabout little silent comedies that he started with.

    Of course, Chaplin was never very popular with various American administrations, and the present Johnson administration is not, itself, going to be high on the world's estimation list when it learns that the United States army is conducting secret germ warfare experiments.

    On the other hand, one has to feel sympathetic towards the Yanks...whether or not you think that their whole space programme is a colossal waste of time and money, one has to commiserate with them on the loss of their three fine astronauts, Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White, and Roger Chaffee blown up, ere their space ship ever left the launching pad.

    To finish this survey of the start of the new year with a cliff-hanger, one wonders what the result will be in Munich, Austria, of the trial of Wilhelm Harster, accused of the murder of 82,856 Jews (including Anne Frank) when he led German security police during the German occupation of the Netherlands. If found guilty, it is difficult to devise a suitable and drastic enough punishment for such a heinous crime against humanity
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Wilhe...K8LRjAOuzpGACA

    -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.

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

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