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    The "Chicago Tribune"

    August 12th 1966

    Lennon had a case

    by Dan Conway

    So John Lennon of the Beatles has apologized for claiming that his Rock group was "...more popular than Jesus, now ..." Yesterday, the usually arrogant insouciant rocker, humbly backed down for so saying, because of a publicity-hungry disk jockey urging his radio audience to boycott record stores and bookstores that sold music and memorabilia of The Beatles, telling reporters "We just felt it was so absurd and sacreligious [sic?] that something ought to be done to show that they(the Beatles) cannot get away with this sort of thing."

    No doubt, some of this DJ's more nutty listeners complied, as did other trendy folk, the hysteria spreading, as is usual during these "Sixties, which shall be noted in history as the decade in which the inmates took charge of the asylum, but such is the popularity of the Beatles, that it is doubtful if much damage was done to their bottom line.

    But, somebody in the Beatles gravy train, must have feared a little spillage, for John was compelled to apologize before yesterday's concert in Our Town, totally contradicting himself by announcing "I'm sorry, I'm sorry I said it really. I didn't mean it as a lousy, anti-religious thing. I was sort of deploring the attitude toward Christianity. I wasn't saying the Beatles are better than God or Jesus."

    Perhaps Lennon was right the first time. Is Jesus ( or God) being discussed these days as extensively, and as devoutly as the Beatles? And which is being regularly blasphemed more – the Holy Trinity, or the Fab Four ? There may be more songs extant about the Father and/or Son, but whose get performed more? Do the Sikhs like Jesus more than they like the Beatles? ...do Hindus? ...Buddhists?...any other religious sect bar the Christians (and, whisper it gently, not even all of them)?

    No, the most disappointing thing to me in all this mayhem in a microphone was Lennon's groveling yesterday. Hitherto, he had been presented to us as a sturdy, in-your-face, my way or no way Brit with a spine, now, richer than the God than he may truly exceed in popularity he snivels a rebuttal of his own truth, lest he, and his chums, and the vast army of leeching hangers on to this money- making phenomenal foursome, lose a few bums in seats, ergo dollars.

    Moolah corrupts. Mucho moolah corrupts, big time.
    -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"

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    July 31st 1966

    The Principalities rebel

    by Chatty Cathy

    There were two instances of principalities rebelling against the not so United Kingdom this month, and another one muttering about devolution

    The most serious assault, unbelievably, was upon our own world-wide esteemed Majesty , Queen Elizabeth the Second. She and the Duke of Edinburgh were touring Northern Ireland, when a woman smashed a bottle of whiskey over the bonnet of their Rolls-Royce limo, then later, a 30-lb concrete block was dropped from the fourth floor of a building onto that same bonnet, narrowly missing the Queen. No way to treat a fine car, nor our gracious Lady.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=the+q...N8KYjwP8oIPgDA

    Then, look you, a Welshman, Gwynfor Evans, the President of the Welsh Nationalist party Plaid Cymru, won the Parliament seat of Carmarthen, from Labour-at a by-election with a majority of 2,435, Plaid Cymru, which wants to take back Wales for the Welsh, gaining its first representation at Westminster in the forty-one years of the Party's existence.

    Then, Sean Connery, the very Scottish film star who plays the very English James Bond, was heard to remark that Scotland would be better off as a separate Sovereign state...what's that, Sean...? Exchanging sovereigns for groats? That's nae fair, the noo.

    American President continued to do his bit for the poor and underprivileged of his country, by signing into law, the Freedom of Information act, which made the mouths of us ink-stained wretches water, because it gives us the right to demand written material from all levels of officialdom, including governments, they no longer able to hide their dirty little secrets under the guise of security or ongoing litigation...oh, but still my excited heart - only in America.

    Also passed by the President's Congress and approved by him was the Medicaid bill, which ensures that everyone from billionaires to beggars can get treatment at a hospital whether or not that they can pay for it. Better later than us then never, eh, Yanks?

    As if we didn't know it, the Communists are definitely lining up against the United States in the battle for Viet Nam. the Warsaw Pact countries, en bloc, have now promised to back Ho Chi Min against the West.

    Meanwhile, our P.M. Harold Wilson gets rebuffed by the Soviets, when he flies to Moscow to try negotiating peace in Nam, whilst back home he survives a vote of confidence in the House of Commons, which means for us, the great unwashed, that we'll have to grin and bear the most severe case of austerity since World War II, income tax goes up 10%, there are new surcharges on petrol and alcohol; higher purchase taxes on most consumer goods; the raising of the minimum down payment on installment purchases from 25% to 40%; a decrease of the amount of the foreign travel spending from 350 pounds to seventy; less government spending; and a freeze on wage, price and dividend increases.

    As consolation, I am happy to report that England won the World Soccer Cup by a score of 4-2, even though the crucial third goal was based on a referee's decision.
    -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"

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    Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox
    November 1, 1966

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Chris Van Cuyk takes the mound for the Red Sox.
    Ron Hunt grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Dick Perry singled to right. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Felipe Alou grounded to second. <-2->
    Frank Howard grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Luis Tiant takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Maury Wills popped up to short. <--->
    Tony Taylor popped up to short. <--->
    Jim Hickman walked. <--1>
    Joe Torre grounded to first. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Hank Aaron singled to left. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Bill Mazeroski singled up the middle. <-21>
    Clete Boyer grounded to first, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Dave Duncan singled into right field, scoring a run. <-21>
    Luis Tiant popped up to first base. <-21>
    Ron Hunt singled to right field, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Dick Perry grounded to second. <3-1>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Philadelphia leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Willie Horton homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Charley Smith dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    Vada Pinson grounded to short. <--->
    Ed Stroud walked. <--1>
    Ed Stroud stole second. <-2->
    Chris Van Cuyk lined out to right. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Boston trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Felipe Alou doubled to left. <-2->
    Frank Howard grounded back to the pitcher. <3-->
    Hank Aaron singled down the third base line, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Bill Mazeroski doubled to left field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Ed Figueroa now pitching for the Red Sox. <-2->
    Clete Boyer grounded to third. <-2->
    Dave Duncan homered around the foul pole in right for two RBIs. <--->
    Luis Tiant singled to left. <--1>
    Ron Hunt grounded to first. <--->
    4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia leads 6 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Maury Wills grounded to second. <--->
    Tony Taylor singled to right-center. <--1>
    Jim Hickman flied out to center. <--1>
    Joe Torre walked. <-21>
    Willie Horton struck out. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Boston trails 6 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Dick Perry singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Felipe Alou homered to right-center for two RBIs. <--->
    Frank Howard grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Hank Aaron grounded to second. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled up the middle. <--1>
    Clete Boyer reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <-21>
    Dave Duncan grounded to first base. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Charley Smith struck out. <--->
    Vada Pinson lined out to center. <--->
    Ed Stroud grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Boston trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Luis Tiant hit an infield single to the pitcher. <--1>
    Ron Hunt grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Dick Perry singled to left. <--1>
    Felipe Alou singled to center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Chi-Chi Olivo now pitching for the Red Sox. <3-1>
    Frank Howard grounded to second. <3-1>
    0 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Chi-Chi Olivo popped up to second. <--->
    Maury Wills flied out to center field. <--->
    Tony Taylor singled to right. <--1>
    Jim Hickman popped up to third. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Boston trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Hank Aaron singled down the right field line. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Clete Boyer grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Joe Torre struck out. <--->
    Willie Horton flied out to right. <--->
    Charley Smith lined out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Boston trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Dave Duncan grounded to third. <--->
    Luis Tiant reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <--1>
    Ron Hunt grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Vada Pinson walked. <--1>
    Ed Stroud grounded to first base. <-2->
    Chi-Chi Olivo struck out. <-2->
    Maury Wills flied out to left field. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Boston trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Dick Perry grounded to short. <--->
    Felipe Alou struck out. <--->
    Frank Howard walked. <--1>
    Hank Aaron walked. <-21>
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the pitcher. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Tony Taylor grounded to first base. <--->
    Jim Hickman grounded to second. <--->
    Joe Torre grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Boston trails 8 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Clete Boyer struck out. <--->
    Dave Duncan popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Luis Tiant walked. <--1>
    Ron Hunt grounded back to the pitcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, Philadelphia leads 8 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Willie Horton popped up to short. <--->
    Charley Smith grounded to third. <--->
    Vada Pinson flied out to right. <--->

    PHILLIES WIN: 8-1
    "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)

    Generation 35.

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    1966 World Series - Game 6
    
    Philadelphia Phillies at Boston Red Sox
    November 1, 1966
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 0 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0    8 17  0
           Red Sox (BOS) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    1  3  2
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ron Hunt (SS)                 6  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .208
    Dick Perry (1B)               5  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .261
    Felipe Alou (RF)              5  3  0  2  1  2  1  0    .375
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .130
    Hank Aaron (CF)               4  3  1  2  0  1  0  0    .333
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           5  3  0  1  0  1  0  0    .227
    Clete Boyer (3B)              5  0  0  1  0  0  1  0    .227
    Dave Duncan (C)               5  2  0  1  1  3  0  0    .182
    Luis Tiant (P)                4  2  1  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    TOTALS                       43 17  3  8  2  8  2  0
    
       2B:  Bill Mazeroski, Felipe Alou
       HR:  Dave Duncan, Felipe Alou
       GDP:  Bill Mazeroski, Ron Hunt 2
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Luis Tiant  9.0  3  4  1  1  1  4 127   1.06
                      TOTALS  9.0  3  4  1  1  1  4 127
    
    BOSTON                       ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Maury Wills (SS)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .174
    Tony Taylor (2B)              4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Jim Hickman (RF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .048
    Joe Torre (C)                 3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .190
    Willie Horton (LF)            4  1  0  1  1  1  1  0    .136
    Charley Smith (3B)            4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .273
    Vada Pinson (1B)              3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .167
    Ed Stroud (CF)                2  0  1  0  0  0  0  1    .222
    Chris Van Cuyk (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .400
     Ed Figueroa (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Chi-Chi Olivo (P)            2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  3  4  1  1  1  4  1
    
       HR:  Willie Horton
    
       DP:  Tony Taylor 3, Charley Smith, Maury Wills 2, Vada Pinson 3
       E:  Maury Wills, Vada Pinson
    
                      BOSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Chris Van Cuyk  2.1  8  0  0  5  5  0  46   4.76
                 Ed Figueroa  2.1  8  0  2  3  3  0  52  11.57
               Chi-Chi Olivo  4.1  1  3  0  0  0  2  61   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 17  3  2  8  8  2 159
    
         WP: Luis Tiant (1-1)
         LP: Chris Van Cuyk (1-1)
    
         Temperature: 35F
         Wind: 2 MPH (in from left)
         Attendance: 33,524
         Time: 2:57
    
    Philadelphia Phils win the 1966 World Series 4 games to 2.
    "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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    Associated Press

    September 7th, 1966

    Verwoerd assassinated

    Our political staff reporting

    The Prime Minister of South Africa, Mr Hendrik Verwoerd, was assaulted and killed, yesterday afternoon by an apparently deranged courier, as the P.M. sat at his table in the Parliament in Capetown
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Hendr...LuekjwT8pKHAAw

    Mr Verwoerd was preparing to make a major announcement at the time, possibly describing further stringent measures to be adopted in furtherance of the P.M.'s own policy of apartheid. There were, of course, no bodyguards present in the House, and the P.M. obviously had no apprehension of being attacked by an approaching official parliamentary messenger, as was his assailant, one, Dimitri Tsafendas, who approached Mr Verwoerd purportedly to deliver a message, then produced a knife from his official uniform. stabbing the unsuspecting Premier repeatedly in the upper body and neck.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Dimit...OZGHjwTnooaICQ

    The knife wielder was overpowered immediately, and a number of M.P.s who happened alo to be physicians, worked to save Mr Verwoerd, to no avail. The Prime Minister, at the age of 64, died ten minutes after arriving in hospital.

    It was announced that Mr Theophilus Eben Dönges, the South African Minister of Finance, will serve as acting Prime Minister until Mr Verwoerd's successor can be selected later.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Theop...DZK9jwTQ7afQBg

    One would , naturally assume the assailant, Tsafendas, although a white man, to be a protestor against the Prime Minister's apartheid policy, but, ironically, it was reported that the assassin expressed assertions that Mr Verwoerd had been "...Doing too much for non-whites and not enough for South Africa's white population"

    There are reports from the scene that the forty-eight year old Tsafendas gives indications of being mentally unstable.

    A.P.
    "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
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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    August 31st 1966

    Around the world in 31 days

    by Chatty Cathy

    Events far and near this month.

    The mayor of New York,John Lindsay, cut the ribbon for the start of building the long projected World Trade centere in New York City's Manhattattan area at the site of the old Radio Row.
    .
    The Centre will consist of two towers each 110 stories high, and they will be the tallest buildings in the world when completed in the early 'Seventies.

    In London, this month, three policemen in plain clothes were shot dead whilst they were on patrol, and stopped to question a group of men. Their assailants fled, and three men are now being sought in a nation-wide hunt, for the killers. who, the public have been warned, are armed and dangerous.

    It was announced in August that the New York Herald Tribune would not resume publication after the last edition was published four months ago, with its circulation dropping for a considerable time before that. So sad when another newspaper dies...even though so far away in a foreign land...we are all sisters under the by-line.

    Beatle John Lennon was obliged to eat humble pie in Chicago this month, for his foolish statement that his group was "...Now more popular than Jesus" Even if true- and it probably is - he should have kept it under his mop-top ...rock and religion don't mix Over There.

    At any rate he held a press conference in Chicago, to address the American backlash against the group, during which time Beatles' records were smashed , Beatles' memorabelia dumped by irate fans, and an embargo on playing Beatles' music placed by some radio stations. John was confused but contrite as he mumbled " I'm sorry, I'm sorry I said it really. I didn't mean it as a lousy, anti-religious thing. I was sort of deploring the attitude toward Christianity. I wasn't saying the Beatles are better than God or Jesus."

    The Un-American Activities Committee also sounded confused when they began their s investigation of Americans who have aided the Viet Cong, "with the intent to make these activities illegal." Illegal? America is at war with the Viet Cong....aiding an enemy is downright treachery.

    The fifty anti-war demonstrators who actually disrupted the meeting of these clowns, if they had done that in Britain during World war 2, we'd have interned the lot, and thrown away the keys!
    -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
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    California Cavaliers at Chisum Furies
    November 2nd, 1966

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Cory Hughes takes the mound for the Furies.
    Scott Judge flied out to right. <--->
    Corey Belisle struck out. <--->
    Rafael Gurdian grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Cavaliers.
    Brett Heffernan singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Tommy Vance struck out. <--1>
    Brett Heffernan stole second. <-2->
    Derek Thompson struck out. <-2->
    Leona Haley homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Joey Wolfsheimer struck out. <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Chisum leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Paul Hough struck out. <--->
    Eric Shuker lined out to center. <--->
    Ron Prada singled through the right side. <--1>
    Brian Campbell lined out to center. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, California trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Mark Scholes grounded to second. <--->
    Zach Bovey grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Marc Woodbury flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Chisum leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Dave Gardner walked. <--1>
    Augusta Conway laid down a sacrifice bunt to first base. <-2->
    Scott Judge grounded to short. <-2->
    Corey Belisle homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Rafael Gurdian doubled into the left field corner. <-2->
    Paul Hough was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Eric Shuker grounded to second. <-21>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Cory Hughes grounded to third. <--->
    Brett Heffernan popped up to short. <--->
    Tommy Vance struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 2.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Ron Prada doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Brian Campbell struck out. <-2->
    Dave Gardner singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Augusta Conway walked. <-21>
    Scott Judge singled through the left side. <321>
    Greg MacEachan now pitching for the Furies. <321>
    Corey Belisle doubled into the left field corner for two RBIs. <32->
    Rafael Gurdian struck out. <32->
    Paul Hough was intentionally walked. <321>
    Eric Shuker singled to center field for two RBIs. <-21>
    Ron Prada singled down the first base line, scoring a run. <-21>
    Paul Cullum now pitching for the Furies. <-21>
    Brian Campbell singled to center field. <321>
    Dave Gardner grounded to the pitcher. <321>
    6 runs, 7 hits, 0 errors, and 3 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, California leads 8 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Derek Thompson walked. <--1>
    Leona Haley struck out. <--1>
    Joey Wolfsheimer flied out to center field. <--1>
    Mark Scholes dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Chisum trails 8 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Augusta Conway flied out to center. <--->
    Scott Judge singled to right. <--1>
    Corey Belisle walked. <-21>
    Rafael Gurdian grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, California leads 8 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Zach Bovey struck out. <--->
    Marc Woodbury struck out. <--->
    Paul Cullum struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Chisum trails 8 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Paul Hough homered over the right field fence. <--->
    Eric Shuker flied out to center. <--->
    Ron Prada struck out. <--->
    Brian Campbell grounded to second. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, California leads 9 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Brett Heffernan walked. <--1>
    Tommy Vance grounded to the third baseman, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Derek Thompson grounded to third, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Leona Haley struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Chisum trails 9 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Dave Gardner struck out. <--->
    Augusta Conway struck out. <--->
    Scott Judge singled to short left-center. <--1>
    Corey Belisle popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, California leads 9 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Joey Wolfsheimer homered into the left field bleachers. <--->
    Mark Scholes singled to short right-center. <--1>
    Zach Bovey lined out to the third baseman. <--1>
    Marc Woodbury struck out. <--1>
    Jeff Connell pinch hit for Paul Cullum. <--1>
    Jeff Connell lined out to center. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Chisum trails 9 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Rick Teets now pitching for the Furies. <--->
    Rafael Gurdian grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Paul Hough struck out. <--->
    Eric Shuker struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, California leads 9 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Brett Heffernan grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Tommy Vance popped up to third. <--->
    Derek Thompson doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Leona Haley struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Chisum trails 9 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Ron Prada grounded to second. <--->
    Brian Campbell grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dave Gardner struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, California leads 9 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Joey Wolfsheimer struck out. <--->
    Mark Scholes reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
    Mark Scholes took second on defensive indifference. <-2->
    Zach Bovey grounded to short. <-2->
    Marc Woodbury walked. <-21>
    Timothy Sheets pinch hit for Rick Teets. <-21>
    Timothy Sheets struck out. <-21>

    CAVALIERS WIN: 9-3
    "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"

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    A Gussie Conway game
    
    Southern Winter League
    
    California Cavaliers at Chisum Furies
    November 2, 1966
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cavaliers (CIN) 0 0 2 6 0 1 0 0 0    9 13  1
            Furies (CHI) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0    3  5  0
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Scott Judge (LF)              5  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .600
    Corey Belisle (CF)            4  2  1  2  1  4  1  0    .500
    Rafael Gurdian (1B)           5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Paul Hough (RF)               3  1  2  2  1  1  2  0    .333
    Eric Shuker (C)               5  1  0  0  0  2  1  0    .200
    Ron Prada (3B)                5  3  0  1  0  1  1  0    .600
    Brian Campbell (SS)           5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .200
    Dave Gardner (2B)             4  1  1  2  0  1  2  0    .250
    Augusta Conway (P)            2  0  1  1  0  0  1  0    .294
    TOTALS                       38 13  5  9  2  9 10  0
    
       2B:  Ron Prada (1), Corey Belisle (1), Rafael Gurdian (1)
       HR:  Paul Hough (1), Corey Belisle (1)
       GDP:  Rafael Gurdian
       E:  Eric Shuker
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Augusta Conway  9.0  5  3  2  3  3 13 137   3.00
                      TOTALS  9.0  5  3  2  3  3 13 137
    
    CHISUM                       ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Brett Heffernan (SS)          3  1  1  1  0  0  0  1    .333
    Tommy Vance (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Derek Thompson (RF)           3  1  1  0  0  0  1  0    .333
    Leona Haley (LF)              4  1  0  1  1  2  3  0    .250
    Joey Wolfsheimer (C)          4  1  0  1  1  1  2  0    .250
    Mark Scholes (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Zach Bovey (2B)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    Marc Woodbury (1B)            3  0  1  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    Cory Hughes (P)               1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Greg MacEachan (P)           0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Paul Cullum (P)              1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Jeff Connell (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rick Teets (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Timothy Sheets (P)           1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       33  5  3  3  2  3 13  1
    
       2B:  Derek Thompson (1)
       HR:  Joey Wolfsheimer (1), Leona Haley (1)
    
       DP:  Brett Heffernan, Zach Bovey
    "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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    Early October 1966

    Augie Conway had discovered a couple of flaws in his impeccable Miss Vines. One was that she was no longer the good companion which she had been when they had their heads together over her own cherished project of making a filmed documentary about donating blood. Once the project had been shelved because of sister Gussie's intervention in getting a far superior professional version made, Miss V, seemed to lose interest in making any more movies, ergo, loosening the bond 'twixt her and Augie.

    Certainly, after expressing disappointment on Canada Day when Augie had to tell her what had happened, she pitched in like a good trouper when the dazzling Tom Howard suggested making a substitute home -movie, doing her bit to make that project a keepsake for the Conway family to enjoy in future years, the lovely female teacher, herself, not being impervious to Tom's good looks, mellifluous voice, and charming manner.

    But thereafter, for the rest of the school holidays throughout July and August, Augie saw nothing of her, and after a few abortive phone calls when she did not pick up, he assumed that she had left Vancouver to spend her holiday, elsewhere.

    Augie could well understand this, Vancouver with its seaside location, famed Stanley Park, gouging prices aimed at the now substantial tourist population, was not exactly a restful haven for fatigued local schoolteachers, but he did feel snubbed by Miss V, with not even mentioning to him that she was going away...the second flaw in his idol became apparent when he happened upon a fellow school-teacher, Miss Mason, at the opening of a new Vancouver supermarket in early August.

    "Big Mac...?" offered Miss Mason a gossipy old spinster, who taught history, boringly, Augie thought "...didn't you know?...she's off ski-ing at Whistler, with her fiance' "

    Her fiance' ? News and a bit of a shock to Augie; however he didn't need a third strike to call Miss Vines (soon, according to Miss Mason, to be known as Mrs Bennet, married to a dashing Merchant Navy officer) out of his affections. The fact was, that the phone call from Lee on the eve of Canada Day had affected him more deeply than any other happening at that time. He felt guilty at betraying her by his fascination with the unattainable Miss Vines; anguish that he might have hurt a sweet woman like Lee with his neglect, and, most of all, a dread that such neglect might have convinced her, that there was no future for her with Augustus Conway.

    That phone-call of hers, and its aftermath, really opened his eyes to how he felt about Lee; he didn't know if he loved her, but he really liked her as a friend, as an agreeable companion, and although he was streets ahead of her, academically, he appreciated her quiet commonsense and essential kindness. She, indeed, brought back early memories of his own mother when Lynn Carroll Conway, too, was a nice wholesome Canadian young woman And most of all, he felt despair at the thought that Lee Hudson, too, might go marry someone else.

    So it was, that the "shortcomings" that he discerned in Miss V's image mattered not a jot to him now, he was so pre-occupied with winning back the affection of Miss Hudson.

    It turned out that he had never lost it; Lee, in her wisdom had perceived that Augie's attraction to Miss Vines was but a young man's passing fancy, and that the twenty-two months that she and Conway had been sharing had forged a sturdy bond between them.

    So it was, that the pair resumed their dating in early July, and throughout that summer, the attraction between them growing mightily, because of the man's eyes being opened to what the woman had always known...that they were meant for each other.

    The climax came one late night in early Fall, when a goodnight kiss in his car, turned into heavy petting on her doorstep, strong friendship having evolved to lust on his part, acquiescence now appealing to the hitherto virginal Miss Hudson.

    Lee, characteristically, was the one to rein in their passion. "I think that we had better quit while we're ahead" she murmured, gently easing her breast away from his groping hand.

    Augie gazed at her adorably mussed hair, sweetly flushed face, and cute smear of lipstick, all of his doing, and felt an instant epiphany - it was now revealed to him that he wanted this girl for his wife.

    "I say..." he panted "...aren't you supposed to propose or something...this is a leap year, you know....it is a woman's prerogative"

    "No way, Jose'..." Lee declined the (inaccurate) opportunity with a Canadian favourite bantering put-down of the time "...it's the man's job"

    "Very well..." A smiling Augie countered "...since you insist...will you marry me?"

    He could discern the gleam of her grin in the glow of the moon, and his heart leaped "You know darn well I will" she murmured.
    "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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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    September 30th 1966

    A sombre September


    by Chatty Cathy

    Much nastiness this month, People. Most shocking of all, of course, is the stabbing death by a mentally unstable man, of the Prime Minister of South Africa; whatever one thinks of the late Afrikaans’ leader’s apartheid policy, no one deserves to go like that, done to death in one's own workplace.

    Neither did Valerie Percy, the 21-year-old daughter of a United States politician, Charles H. Percy, deserve to be stabbed and bludgeoned to death by an intruder in the family's Chicago mansion during September.

    It is a credit to the South Africans, that they were able to name a successor ( B. J. Vorster) to the slain Mr Verwoerd within a week...can we expect similar dispatch from the United Nations Organization which is going to lose its Secretary-General U Thant who, this month, declared that he will not seek re-election, because his efforts to end the war in Vietnam have failed? Will there be a democratic vote to replace this most able of U.N.'s leaders? Or will there be the usual uproar, with Russia or China or both, seeking to veto anyone who, they suspect, is not going to toe the anti- American line, as U.N. has been doing for so long, now?
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    There has certainly been uproar in America, itself, lately, what with the rioting by, and police attacking, anti-Viet Nam war demonstrators, and in the Frozen North of that country, the Canadian armed forces are in turmoil, admirals resigning, and much hootin' and hollerin' all through their civvy street, because Lester Pearson's wooly-headed Liberal government wants to weld all its armed forces into one - no more proud Army, Navy, or Air Force, they're all going to be rolled into one anonymous Force. Whatever next? Trade unions allowed so that the awkward squaddies can complain that the drill sergeant shouted at them?

    Anyway, Canada's getting more like America all the time...we hear that its biggest city, Montreal, is going to join the American baseball league in 1969. Even further removed from being the game being an American institution, is that Montreal is part of a French-Canadian province. Froggies playing baseball? - they'll have to hop to it!

    There's been another arrest of a Great Train robbery suspect. Scotland Yard, in September, roped in one, Ronald" Buster" Edwards as being a member of the gang that performed the heist in 1963
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    As one Englishman goes into prison, two Germans come out, Baldur von Schirach and Albert Speer being recently released from Spandau Prison. One could readily question the fitness of ever releasing Speer, the highly efficient overseer of the Nazi industrial effort that rained so many bombs and shells down upon Hitler's enemies, but then we'd have to condemn our own industrial heroes like Lord Beaverbrook, the Lord we lauded for turning out all those planes and guns that rained bombs and shells, etcetera, on Hitler's friends.
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    It's like the saying goes...the winner of the war get's to write that war's history.
    -30-
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    "Oh, Those Conways!"

    On September 17th 1966, an outline of Chapter Twelve of the book to be published by Sandy Gobbi, reporter for the "Bronx Cheer"

    In my twelfth and final chapter, I will sum up the accomplishments and failures of the Conway clan, and try to predict its future course.

    I think the most striking feature of the Conway family is their extraordinary children, starting of course with Augusta, who, it seems, just cannot keep out of the news, beginning with her first unbelievable runaway to America at the age of seven! An infant prodigy, without a doubt. And thereafter proving brilliant at engineering, baseball, vaudeville, and now cocking a snook at her adoring public by flaunting her love for another woman!
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    Her male twin, Augustus, is a study in contrasts; he is quiet, modest, self-effacing, but equally brilliant, it seems...whereas his sister is renowned for her ability in construction, he is of a creative disposition, playing the piano divinely, acquiring Ph'ds in both Psychology and Philosophy, and earning kudos for a remarkable thesis when graduating from Cambridge University- the author's own alma mater - in his native England, since then, he has settled for a idealistic under -achievement of teaching at a Junior High School in Vancouver, British Columbia with a substantial contingent of aboriginal children, he living in that seaside resort, apart from his mother, Lynn, and brother, Valentine, in Winnipeg, where the remaining contingent of the Conway family has now settled.

    Augie Conway opted for this comparatively humble, if benign calling, in spite of being eligible for bigger bucks from lecturing at any college or University of his choosing. But of course, he has little need of big bucks, being the son of Lynn Carroll, a wealthy woman in her own right, as well as she being a media celebrity, like her ex-husband, Dan Conway. She, no doubt, was tutored by he of the Midas touch whilst they were married, but the lady has plenty of God -given business acumen of her own.

    Lynn Carroll Conway Mercier also has the reputation of being a sober, fair and objective observer of the domestic and political scene in England where she is acclaimed as a war hero along with Conway himself, man and then wife receiving medals for their exploits at Dunkirk. Lynn, in private life is considered to be a model citizen, with an eccentric streak...why else would she burden her children with names based on the month in which they were born (a third boy, Valentine, about whom, not much is known was born on February 15th 1954), and why would she disown a genius child like Gussie Conway?

    Jacy, Lynn's second son by Dan, shares some of his mother's eccentricity, opting to remain in England whilst most of the family relocated to his Mom's native Canada, after the war. English -born he prefers to remain in that country quietly running a shop, certainly he is not as bright as the Conway twins, but accounted as street-smart, by some of my less respectable sources over there.

    And so we come to the scion of the family, Dan Conway, himself, an American success story if there ever was one. Beginning as a third pr fourth-string catcher for the Chicago baseball franchise, down in the minors, back in 1938, he also dabbled in journalism , winning the attention of the publisher of the Chicago Tribune, Colonel Bertie McCormick, by writing a newspaper article deploring seniors’ “exploitation" of working folk, the Anglophobic American publisher, admiring the young stringer's chutzpah in taking on one of the sacred cows of our modern society, then dispatched him to England, where Dan gained fame and fortune in his efforts to keep both England and his own native America out of the war to come. Although both Britain and France honoured him with medals and awards galore, he never took to either country, and left for America in 1945 taking daughter Gussie with him.

    Since then, with a mixture of Irish-American luck, and shrewd Yankee trading, he has become one of the richest men in America. In acquiring a baseball team, the Philadelphia Phils in 1944, he has become one of the most successful sports managers in history.He is the originator and occasional writer for the long-running and lucrative soap opera "Company Town" . In writing a regular column for the "Chicago Tribune" and his own recently acquired "Philadelphia Courier", he is beloved of the conservatives, and feared and despised by the liberals in these United States. The working class regard him as their champion for his long-running, but subtle campaign against the elderly, whom, own feels, he would if he had the power, legislate, to be turned out into the wilderness, once they are no longer productive in the community, should he ever become President, which many American right-wingers are presently touting for.

    Despite all of his money, Dan Conway could never buy himself that presidency, as is the case, currently. The Senior's lobby against him, grows in antipathy and in their own numbers, towards the man, daily. History will regard Conway as just another poor little rich guy.
    The End.
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    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: The Saturday threesome follows 3 more on Monday, none tomorrow, (Sunday)
    "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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    California Cavaliers at Los Angeles Leathernecks
    November 12, 1966

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Lyle Erkkila takes the mound for the Leathernecks.
    Scott Judge flied out to right field. <--->
    Brian Campbell singled to center field. <--1>
    The Cavaliers put on the hit and run.
    Scott Howard doubled to right. <32->
    Paul Hough was intentionally walked. <321>
    Ron Prada flied out to center. <321>
    Brian Campbell tagged up and scored. <-21>
    Corey Belisle grounded to first base. <-21>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, California leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    Augusta Conway takes the mound for the Cavaliers.
    Ian Schmidt struck out. <--->
    Jake Cook struck out. <--->
    Tom Powers hit an infield single to second. <--1>
    Logan Perdock struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Dave Gardner popped up to the second baseman. <--->
    Alan Arnason singled to left field. <--1>
    Alan Arnason went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Augusta Conway struck out. <-2->
    Scott Judge flied out to left. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, California leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Chris Pattison grounded to second. <--->
    Greg Smith walked. <--1>
    Billy Rawson grounded to first for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Brian Campbell popped up to first base. <--->
    Scott Howard walked. <--1>
    Paul Hough flied out to right. <--1>
    Ron Prada grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, California leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Lewis MacNeil struck out. <--->
    Lyle Erkkila struck out. <--->
    Ian Schmidt struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Corey Belisle singled to right-center. <--1>
    Dave Gardner struck out. <--1>
    The Cavaliers put on the hit and run.
    Alan Arnason struck out. <--1>
    Augusta Conway singled to center. <-21>
    Scott Judge grounded to second. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, California leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Jake Cook struck out. <--->
    Tom Powers grounded to third. <--->
    Logan Perdock grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Brian Campbell lined out to second. <--->
    Scott Howard flied out to center. <--->
    Paul Hough grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, California leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Chris Pattison struck out. <--->
    Greg Smith singled to left. <--1>
    Billy Rawson struck out. <--1>
    Lewis MacNeil grounded to the second baseman. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Los Angeles trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Ron Prada homered over the center field fence. <--->
    Corey Belisle struck out. <--->
    Dave Gardner lined out to right field. <--->
    Alan Arnason flied out to right field. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, California leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Lyle Erkkila popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Ian Schmidt walked. <--1>
    Jake Cook struck out. <--1>
    Tom Powers grounded to short. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Augusta Conway popped up to second. <--->
    Scott Judge struck out. <--->
    Brian Campbell grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, California leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Logan Perdock grounded to third. <--->
    Chris Pattison grounded to third. <--->
    Greg Smith singled through the right side. <--1>
    Billy Rawson flied out to left field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Scott Howard flied out to right. <--->
    Paul Hough singled to right. <--1>
    Ron Prada popped up to second. <--1>
    Corey Belisle singled through the hole. <-21>
    Dave Gardner grounded to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, California leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Lewis MacNeil lined out to right. <--->
    Lyle Erkkila struck out. <--->
    Ian Schmidt struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Los Angeles trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Alan Arnason singled through the hole. <--1>
    Augusta Conway grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Scott Judge flied out to center field. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, California leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Jake Cook grounded to short. <--->
    Tom Powers struck out. <--->
    Logan Perdock singled to left. <--1>
    Logan Perdock advanced on the error by Scott Judge. <-2->
    Chris Pattison was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Greg Smith struck out. <-21>

    CAVALIERS WIN: 2-0
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

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    A Gussie Conway game
    
    Southern Winter League
    
    California Cavaliers at Los Angeles Leathernecks
    November 12, 1966
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Cavaliers (CIN) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    2  9  1
      Leathernecks (LAL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  4  0
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Scott Judge (LF)              5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .125
    Brian Campbell (SS)           4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .211
    Scott Howard (1B)             3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .417
    Paul Hough (RF)               3  1  1  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Ron Prada (3B)                3  1  0  1  1  2  0  0    .158
    Corey Belisle (CF)            4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .308
    Dave Gardner (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .281
    Alan Arnason (C)              4  2  0  0  0  0  1  0    .400
    Augusta Conway (P)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .291
    TOTALS                       34  9  2  2  1  2  5  0
    
       2B:  Alan Arnason (1), Scott Howard (1)
       HR:  Ron Prada (2)
       GDP:  Augusta Conway
    
       DP:  Brian Campbell, Scott Howard
       E:  Scott Judge
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
              Augusta Conway  9.0  4  3  0  0  0 14 127   1.08
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  3  0  0  0 14 127
    
    LOS ANGELES                  ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Ian Schmidt (CF)              3  0  1  0  0  0  3  0    .167
    Jake Cook (RF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  3  0    .385
    Tom Powers (LF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .410
    Logan Perdock (1B)            4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .243
    Chris Pattison (3B)           3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .286
    Greg Smith (2B)               3  2  1  0  0  0  1  0    .226
    Billy Rawson (SS)             3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .118
    Lewis MacNeil (C)             3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .125
    Lyle Erkkila (P)              3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  4  3  0  0  0 14  0
    
       GDP:  Billy Rawson
    
       DP:  Logan Perdock, Chris Pattison, Greg Smith
    
                 LOS ANGELES   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Lyle Erkkila  9.0  9  2  1  2  2  5 117   1.50
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  2  1  2  2  5 117
    
         WP: Augusta Conway (2-1)
         LP: Lyle Erkkila (1-1)
    
         Temperature: 73F
         Wind: 5 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 26,723
         Time: 2:29
    "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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    The London "Daily Mirror"

    November 30th 1966

    Politics, politics

    by Chatty Cathy

    The month of November is, traditionally, when American politics, particularly in years ending in even numbers, like our current one, for that's the time when the United States holds either its Presidential or "Mid-Term" elections i.e. to elect members of the Senate, Congress, or Governors of states.

    Naturally, those in power, already, do everything to boost their particular stock with the voting public, and thats what Lyndon B Johnson appears to have done by , at the beginning of the month, signing into legislation a bill allowing 123,000 Cubans the opportunity to apply for permanent residence in the United States.

    Since this is probably a dream come true for these immigrants who obviously prefer living in the U.S.A. than in their own poverty-stricken country, oppressed by a Communist regime, LBJ can be sure that most of these new U.S. citizens will vote for his party this year, and for his own presidency in 1968 out of sheer gratitude.

    Whether or not, this latest influx of potential voters for the Democrat party remains to be analyzed in any event, the Democrats came off best in the November 5th mid-terms, this year, the most remarkable of course, being actor Ronald Reagan's election as governor of California. Who'da thought it?. Also, the first black American was elected to the United States Senate, in the form of former Massachusetts Attorney General Edward Brooke
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=which...BJy4jAOinpi4Bw

    The U.S.A. is not the only one playing politics - As well as Spain's General Franco declaring an amnesty for crimes committed during the Spanish Civil War for his own Fascists, almost 40 African states - who knew that there were that many? - are demanding that the United Kingdom use force against the Rhodesian government. That'll never fly... set Brit against Brit at the behest of blacks?...not even a namby-pamby Labour government would dare to do that, they'd be hanged, drawn and quartered by an irate English electorate.

    Politics as it should be, was practiced by the British in the latest phase of giving up their empire, they granted full independence to the colony of Barbados after 300 years of occupation by the Brits.

    And it is to be supposed as politics of a sort in the film industry, when Jack Warner - no relation to our own beloved "P.C.Dixon" Jack - the Hollywood tycoon sold his entire studio to Seven Arts Productions (What are the seven arts, anyway?). Mr Warner is the producer of films like "Casablanca" and "My Fair Lady", and responsible for the hiring of such stars as Errol Flynn, James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart. Ingrid Bergman and uh- the newest governor of California, Ron Reagan, himself.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=What+...GVIsegjwPm3rkg

    That makes him almost as celebrated as our Jack Warner.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=%22Di...IYW6jwPF6pGYBA
    -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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