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

    Code:
    The nightcap
    
    Houston Colt .45's at Philadelphia Phillies
    March 31, 1962
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
        Colt .45's (HOU) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3    4 10  0
          Phillies (PHI) 3 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 x    9 19  2
    
    HOUSTON                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jim Gilliam (2B)              5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .220
    Al Silvera (LF)               5  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .308
    Jim King (RF)                 4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .324
    Ralph Kiner (CF)              4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .306
    Vic Power (1B)                4  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .250
    Lee Elia (SS)                 4  1  0  1  0  0  0  0    .231
    Ken Hamlin (3B)               3  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .257
    Vic Roznovsky (C)             4  1  0  0  0  2  0  0    .138
    Phil Niekro (P)               1  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .286
     Tom Baker (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Sonny Siebert (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rex James (P)                1  0  0  0  0  1  0  0    .143
    TOTALS                       36 10  1  4  0  4  4  0
    
       2B:  Vic Roznovsky (1)
       GDP:  Ralph Kiner, Al Silvera
    
       DP:  Vic Power, Jim Gilliam, Lee Elia
    
                     HOUSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Phil Niekro  4.1 13  1  1  7  7  5 100   5.12
                   Tom Baker  2.2  6  0  1  2  2  3  61   3.60
               Sonny Siebert  1.0  0  1  0  0  0  1  16   3.38
                      TOTALS  8.0 19  2  2  9  9  9 177
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             4  3  1  3  0  1  0  0    .231
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             5  3  0  2  1  2  2  0    .351
    Dick Perry (1B)               5  3  0  1  0  2  0  0    .417
    Karl Pairre (C)               5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .189
    Felipe Alou (RF)              5  2  0  1  1  1  2  0    .303
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  2  1  0  0  1  1  0    .389
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          5  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .286
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .167
    Charlebois D'monde (P)        4  2  0  0  0  1  2  0    .375
     Thornton Kipper (P)          0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       42 19  2  9  2  8  9  0
    
       2B:  Dick Perry (5), Carmen Mauro 2 (3)
       HR:  Harvey Kuenn (1), Felipe Alou (1)
       GDP:  Brooks Robinson
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 2, Bill Mazeroski 2, Harvey Kuenn 2
       E:  Bill Mazeroski
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
          Charlebois D'monde  8.0 10  1  0  4  3  4 137   2.08
             Thornton Kipper  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  0  10   0.00
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  1  0  4  3  4 147
    
         WP: Charlebois D'monde (3-0)
         LP: Phil Niekro (2-1)
    
         Temperature: 41F
         Wind: 8 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 3:39
    
    Phils (8-1) lead the NL by 1 game over the Cards (8-3).
    "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.

    "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...

    Houston Colt .45's at Philadelphia Phillies
    March 31, 1962

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Syd Williams takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Jim Gilliam struck out. <--->
    Al Silvera struck out. <--->
    Jim King doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Ralph Kiner struck out. <-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
    Hal Newhouser takes the mound for the Colt .45's.
    Carmen Mauro grounded to second. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Dick Perry grounded to short. <-2->
    Karl Pairre grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
    Lee Elia grounded to short. <--->
    Ken Hamlin popped up to short. <--->
    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
    Felipe Alou hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Frank Howard singled through the hole. <-21>
    Felipe Alou went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Brooks Robinson grounded to short. <-2->
    Bill Mazeroski flied out to center field. <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Vic Roznovsky flied out to center. <--->
    Hal Newhouser struck out. <--->
    Jim Gilliam popped up to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Syd Williams singled to center. <--1>
    Syd Williams stole second. <-2->
    Carmen Mauro singled into right field. <3-1>
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to first, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dick Perry singled to short left-center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--1>
    Felipe Alou walked. <-21>
    Frank Howard singled into right field, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to second. <3-1>
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Al Silvera popped up to short. <--->
    Jim King singled to right. <--1>
    Ralph Kiner grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Houston trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Bill Mazeroski singled to left field. <--1>
    Syd Williams laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Carmen Mauro struck out. <-2->
    Harvey Kuenn lined out to right. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Philadelphia leads 3 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Vic Power grounded to first. <--->
    Lee Elia singled to left-center. <--1>
    Ken Hamlin grounded to first for a double play (3-6-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Houston trails 3 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Dick Perry doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    Karl Pairre flied out to left. <-2->
    Dick Perry tagged up and reached third. <3-->
    Felipe Alou singled through the left side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Felipe Alou went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Frank Howard grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    Brooks Robinson singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Jerry Casale now pitching for the Colt .45's. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to second. <--1>
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Vic Roznovsky grounded to third. <--->
    Jerry Casale flied out to center. <--->
    Jim Gilliam singled to left. <--1>
    Al Silvera doubled down the right field line. <32->
    Jim Gilliam advanced on the error by Felipe Alou, scoring a run. <-2->
    Jim King singled through the hole. <3-1>
    Ralph Kiner grounded to third. <3-->
    1 run, 3 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Houston trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Syd Williams hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    Harvey Kuenn walked. <--1>
    Dick Perry hit an infield single to second. <-21>
    Karl Pairre singled to center, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Felipe Alou doubled down the third base line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Frank Howard homered over the center field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Brooks Robinson homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Sonny Siebert now pitching for the Colt .45's. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski struck out. <--->
    6 runs, 6 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 11 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Vic Power grounded to second. <--->
    Lee Elia struck out. <--->
    Ken Hamlin grounded to first. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Houston trails 11 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Syd Williams struck out. <--->
    Carmen Mauro grounded back to the pitcher. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn reached first on a fielding error by the catcher. <--1>
    Dick Perry singled to short right-center, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Karl Pairre popped up to the second baseman. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 11 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Vic Roznovsky grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Rex James pinch hit for Sonny Siebert. <--->
    Rex James popped up to short. <--->
    Jim Gilliam grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Houston trails 11 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Ray Herbert now pitching for the Colt .45's. <--->
    Felipe Alou was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Frank Howard singled to left. <-21>
    Brooks Robinson walked. <321>
    Bill Mazeroski singled to right for two RBIs. <3-1>
    Syd Williams doubled down the left field line for two RBIs. <-2->
    Carmen Mauro singled back through the middle. <3-1>
    Ray Herbert threw a wild pitch - a run scored. <-2->
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to short. <-2->
    Dick Perry struck out. <-2->
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-2->
    5 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Philadelphia leads 16 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Al Silvera grounded to short. <--->
    Jim King grounded to third. <--->
    Ralph Kiner struck out. <--->

    PHILLIES WIN: 16-1
    "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.

    "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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    1st game of a double-header
    
    Houston Colt .45's at Philadelphia Phillies
    March 31, 1962
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
        Colt .45's (HOU) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0    1  6  1
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 3 0 2 6 0 5 x   16 22  1
    
    HOUSTON                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jim Gilliam (2B)              4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .222
    Al Silvera (LF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .324
    Jim King (RF)                 4  3  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
    Ralph Kiner (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .313
    Vic Power (1B)                3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .222
    Lee Elia (SS)                 3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .229
    Ken Hamlin (3B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .250
    Vic Roznovsky (C)             3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .120
    Hal Newhouser (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Jerry Casale (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Sonny Siebert (P)            0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Rex James (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .167
     Ray Herbert (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       31  6  0  1  0  0  6  0
    
       2B:  Jim King (2), Al Silvera (2)
       GDP:  Ken Hamlin, Ralph Kiner
    
       DP:  Jim Gilliam, Lee Elia
       E:  Vic Roznovsky
    
                     HOUSTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Hal Newhouser  4.2 11  1  0  5  5  2  83   4.79
                Jerry Casale  1.0  6  1  2  6  6  0  33  11.57
               Sonny Siebert  1.1  1  0  0  0  0  2  30   4.15
                 Ray Herbert  1.0  4  1  0  5  5  2  39  45.00
                      TOTALS  8.0 22  3  2 16 16  6 185
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             6  2  0  1  0  0  1  0    .171
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             5  1  1  1  0  1  0  0    .313
    Dick Perry (1B)               6  4  0  3  0  1  1  0    .387
    Karl Pairre (C)               6  1  0  1  0  1  2  0    .188
    Felipe Alou (RF)              3  3  1  3  0  3  0  0    .286
    Frank Howard (LF)             5  4  0  2  1  3  0  0    .375
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          4  2  1  2  1  2  0  0    .267
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           5  2  0  1  0  2  1  0    .161
    Syd Williams (P)              4  3  0  2  0  2  1  1    .571
    TOTALS                       44 22  3 16  2 15  6  1
    
       2B:  Dick Perry (4), Harvey Kuenn (3), Felipe Alou 2 (4), Syd Williams (1)
       HR:  Brooks Robinson (2), Frank Howard (2)
       HBP:  Felipe Alou
       GDP:  Carmen Mauro
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 3, Bill Mazeroski, Brooks Robinson, Harvey Kuenn
       E:  Felipe Alou
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Syd Williams  9.0  6  0  0  1  0  6 118   1.06
                      TOTALS  9.0  6  0  0  1  0  6 118
    
         WP: Syd Williams (2-0)
         LP: Hal Newhouser (1-2)
    
         Temperature: 38F
         Wind: 11 MPH (left to right)
         Attendance: 33,608
         Time: 2:53
    "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"

    31st March 1962

    March madness, moderation, and Machiavellism

    by Chatty Cathy

    The month began with a Burmese bang, democracy being done for in that country by a General Ne Win coming up with a military coup. He proclaims a weird concoction of a "Burmese way to socialism" a military Revolutionary Council, and Buddha.Burma was one of the first countries that Britain let go even before World war two...see what happens once the good guys leave a place?
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    In mid-March the Soviets craftily invited the United States to remove its military personnel from South Vietnam. Since President Kennedy has assiduously been building up an American army there, ever since he took office, Kruschev and Co know full well that there's nothing doing in that department, giving cunning ol' K the excuse to bung in brigades of Ruskies of his own into 'Nam

    Better news in Algeria; after seven and a half years of French colonists cutting up ugly over Algeria's right to go its own way,,it took a giant of a de Gaulle to sort it - there is now an armistice in Algeria – the result of the General's negotiation of the Évian Accords. Algerians are able to freely circulate between their country and France for work.

    Europeans in Algeria retain their French citizenship, but, it is reported thousands of them consider themselves hard done by de Gaulle and, in protest, begin leaving Algeria for France. Um...wait up, fellas... that's where the General lives, remember? He's boss of the shop there, too!

    President Kennedy continues to act all cheesy to poor ol' Cuba by not only continuing the ban against all imports from Cuba, but, as well to shut out all stuff made in other countries containing Cuban materials. Really vindictive over that bay of Pigs thingy, aren't you, JFK?

    Equally spiteful, Mr President, are your Republican adversaries in the Congress. They've got their heads together on a smear campaign against the more liberal Democrats. They plan to label 'em as "Advocates of international surrender". Again, you chaps, why don't you hold your horses? When you work it out, that's just another name for American non- intervention, what Bertie McCormick, Dan Conway, old Joe Kennedy ( this Prez's , Daddy,yet!) et al, are notorious for - definitely a Republican thingy.
    -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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    The "Chicago Tribune"

    April 1st 1962

    British B.S.

    by Dan Conway

    I think it was Nikita Kruschev, himself, who referred to the British sympathizers with Communism, such as the Red Dean of Canterbury, the philosopher, Bertrand Russell, the radical journalists to be found in the left-wing media Over There as "Useful idiots", and All Fools' Day is appropriate to discuss such idiocy as has been spewed forth lately, in the British press.

    Of course, we have our own idiots who are closet Communists, but, keep that dirty little secret to themselves, much as a pederast hides his weakness from the decent citizenry surrounding him, but so far from giving them space in our own media, as the Brits so blithely do, we had little idea of their presence until the late, much-maligned Senator Joseph McCarthy and others, exposed them.

    Over the years since the war ended, indeed, the drumbeat of anti-Americanism has grown ever louder in Europe, and especially, in Britain, with whom we are supposed to have this "Special relationship" How soon they forget who saved them first from Nazi aggression, and now, are in a struggle to the death to save them from being swamped in a Red Tide.

    The latest shrill cackle against "The Yanks" as the Brits derogatorily refer to us, comes from two female journalists, who probably never heard a shot fired in anger. They rant against the President who is trying to damp down the conflagration in South-East Asia before it flares up, the Reds now trying to depose the present democratic ruler of South Viet Nam, Ngo Din Diem.
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    JFK has sent an elite force of Green Berets which one Communist reporter insultingly describes as "Sweepings of the streets" and thugs. These so-called journalists make much of the Communist propaganda about napalm, which like any weapons of war, besides killing enemies before they can kill us, often affect that enemy's women and children; I was going to refer to this collateral damage as regrettable, but I don't recall hearing any regrets from the Brits when we atom-bombed entire civilian populations into oblivion to end the bloody war with Japan; in fact they were dancing gleefully in the British and European streets on “ VJ” Day (Victory over Japan).
    https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?...&hsimp=yhs-001

    Neither did the British have any compunction about drowning thousands of German civilian men, women, and children by their busting of the Ruhr dams, which they account a glorious page in their history, and how they cheered when Churchill ordered the razing of the beautiful city of Dresden.

    How soon do these detractors of their saviors, us "Yanks" forget, that war is Hell, a fact that most Americans realized prior to 1917, when we allowed ourselves to be drawn into Europe's eternal squabbles, and ever since then have been paying the price in American blood and money, trying to save these ingrates from themselves.

    Sometimes I wonder why we Americans bother...why not pull up the drawbridge and let the Communists have their way with these nincompoops, see how they like them Red apples, gulags in Glasgow; serfs in Swansea, and commissars in Canterbury?
    -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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    Re: "SPIKES" ...on their combat boots...

    Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates
    April 24, 1962

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Larry Foss takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Carmen Mauro struck out. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn doubled down the right field line. <-2->
    Dick Perry walked. <-21>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <-21>
    Felipe Alou grounded to third. <-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
    Charlebois D'monde takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Maury Wills singled to right. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Maury Wills stole second. <-2->
    Jerry Scala singled to left field, scoring a run. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--1>
    Jerry Scala stole second. <-2->
    Allie Clark singled up the middle, scoring a run. <--1>
    Allie Clark went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    Johnny Goryl singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ernie Banks flied out to center. <--1>
    2 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the first, Pittsburgh leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Frank Howard dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    Brooks Robinson grounded to short. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Philadelphia trails 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Don Zimmer struck out. <--->
    Sherm Lollar singled to center. <--1>
    Larry Foss grounded to the shortstop for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, Pittsburgh leads 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Charlebois D'monde doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Carmen Mauro popped up to the first baseman in foul ground. <-2->
    Harvey Kuenn doubled into the left field corner, scoring a run. <-2->
    Dick Perry popped up to third. <-2->
    Karl Pairre grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Philadelphia trails 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Maury Wills singled back through the middle. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Maury Wills stole second. <-2->
    Jerry Scala grounded to first base. <3-->
    Rex Johnston grounded to first, scoring a run. <--->
    Allie Clark singled through the right side. <--1>
    Allie Clark went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Johnny Goryl grounded to first. <-2->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Felipe Alou grounded to short. <--->
    Frank Howard doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Frank Howard stole third. <3-->
    Brooks Robinson grounded to short, scoring a run. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski reached second on a throwing error by the second baseman. <-2->
    Charlebois D'monde struck out. <-2->
    1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Philadelphia trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Ernie Banks singled to right. <--1>
    Don Zimmer lined out to center. <--1>
    Charlebois D'monde threw a wild pitch. <-2->
    Sherm Lollar struck out. <-2->
    Charlebois D'monde threw a wild pitch. <3-->
    Larry Foss grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, Pittsburgh leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Carmen Mauro tripled in the right field gap. <3-->
    Harvey Kuenn walked. <3-1>
    Dick Perry grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <--->
    Karl Pairre was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Felipe Alou walked. <-21>
    Frank Howard grounded back to the pitcher. <-21>
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Maury Wills grounded to short. <--->
    Jerry Scala grounded to first. <--->
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Brooks Robinson singled through the left side. <--1>
    Bill Mazeroski struck out. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Brooks Robinson was caught stealing second. <--->
    Charlebois D'monde singled to left. <--1>
    Charlebois D'monde went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Allie Clark grounded to third. <--->
    Johnny Goryl singled to center. <--1>
    Ernie Banks grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Carmen Mauro grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn singled to left field. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Dick Perry grounded to third. <-2->
    Karl Pairre flied out to right. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Don Zimmer struck out. <--->
    Sherm Lollar grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Larry Foss popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Don McMahon now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Felipe Alou walked. <--1>
    Frank Howard grounded to first base for a double play (3-6-1). <--->
    Brooks Robinson grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Maury Wills walked. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Jerry Scala laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Rex Johnston reached first on a throwing error by the first baseman - a run scored. <--1>
    The Pirates put on the hit and run.
    Allie Clark grounded to short. <-2->
    Johnny Goryl grounded to the second baseman. <-2->
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, Pittsburgh leads 4 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Lee Walls came in to play Left Field. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski struck out. <--->
    Charlebois D'monde singled into right field. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro popped up to the second baseman. <--1>
    Harvey Kuenn flied out to center field. <--1>

    PIRATES WIN: 4-3
    "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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    Code:
    THe nightcap
    
    Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates
    April 24, 1962
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0    3  9  1
           Pirates (PIT) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 x    4  9  1
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             5  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .267
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             4  3  1  0  0  1  0  0    .252
    Dick Perry (1B)               3  0  1  0  0  0  0  0    .385
    Karl Pairre (C)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .271
    Felipe Alou (RF)              2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .262
    Frank Howard (LF)             4  1  0  1  0  0  0  1    .305
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          4  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .286
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .319
    Charlebois D'monde (P)        4  3  0  1  0  0  1  0    .450
    TOTALS                       33  9  4  3  0  2  5  1
    
       2B:  Harvey Kuenn 3 (7), Frank Howard (7), Charlebois D'monde (4)
       3B:  Carmen Mauro (2)
       HBP:  Karl Pairre
       GDP:  Dick Perry, Frank Howard
       CS:  Brooks Robinson
    
       DP:  Dick Perry 2, Bill Mazeroski 2, Harvey Kuenn 2
       E:  Dick Perry
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
          Charlebois D'monde  8.0  9  1  0  4  3  5 126   2.91
                      TOTALS  8.0  9  1  0  4  3  5 126
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Maury Wills (SS)              3  2  1  3  0  0  0  2    .314
    Jerry Scala (CF)              3  1  0  1  0  1  0  1    .233
    Rex Johnston (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  1  2  0    .317
     Lee Walls (P)                0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .368
    Allie Clark (RF)              4  2  0  0  0  1  0  0    .296
    Johnny Goryl (2B)             4  2  0  0  0  0  0  0    .306
    Ernie Banks (1B)              3  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .267
    Don Zimmer (3B)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .228
    Sherm Lollar (C)              3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .181
    Larry Foss (P)                3  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .211
     Don McMahon (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       30  9  1  4  0  3  5  3
    
       2B:  Allie Clark (4)
       GDP:  Ernie Banks, Larry Foss
    
       DP:  Ernie Banks 2, Johnny Goryl, Maury Wills 2
       E:  Johnny Goryl
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                  Larry Foss  7.0  8  3  0  3  3  4 123   3.54
                 Don McMahon  2.0  1  1  0  0  0  1  26   2.22
                      TOTALS  9.0  9  4  0  3  3  5 149
    
         WP: Don McMahon (2-0)
         LP: Charlebois D'monde (2-4)
    
         Temperature: 48F
         Wind: Calm
         Attendance: 35,000
         Time: 2:38
    
    Phils(17-9) are 2nd in the NL, 1 GB of Cubs (18-8)
    "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 Pittsburgh Pirates
    April 24, 1962

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Dick Rusteck takes the mound for the Pirates.
    Carmen Mauro grounded to second. <--->
    Harvey Kuenn flied out to center. <--->
    Dick Perry 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
    Syd Williams takes the mound for the Phillies.
    Maury Wills grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    Jerry Scala lined out to left. <--->
    Rex Johnston struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--->
    Felipe Alou popped up to the pitcher. <--->
    Frank Howard grounded to first. <--->
    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
    Allie Clark grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Goryl struck out. <--->
    Ernie Banks grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Brooks Robinson grounded to second. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski flied out to right field. <--->
    Syd Williams singled up the middle. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro flied out to right field. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Don Zimmer struck out. <--->
    Sherm Lollar struck out. <--->
    Dick Rusteck flied out to right. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Harvey Kuenn struck out. <--->
    Dick Perry lined out to left. <--->
    Karl Pairre was hit by a pitch. <--1>
    Felipe Alou struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Maury Wills grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Jerry Scala grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Rex Johnston grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Frank Howard singled to left field. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Bill Mazeroski tripled in the left field gap. <3-->
    Bill Mazeroski went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    Syd Williams singled through the left side. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro grounded to the shortstop. <--1>
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Allie Clark grounded to first. <--->
    Johnny Goryl struck out. <--->
    Ernie Banks popped up to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Harvey Kuenn flied out to left. <--->
    Dick Perry walked. <--1>
    Karl Pairre struck out. <--1>
    Dick Perry stole second. <-2->
    Felipe Alou walked. <-21>
    Frank Howard flied out to center field. <-21>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Don Zimmer singled up the middle. <--1>
    Sherm Lollar grounded to first. <-2->
    Dick Rusteck grounded to short. <-2->
    Maury Wills reached first on a fielding error by the shortstop. <3-1>
    Jerry Scala grounded to the second baseman. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, Pittsburgh trails 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Brooks Robinson grounded to first. <--->
    Bill Mazeroski singled to center field. <--1>
    The Phillies put on the hit and run.
    Syd Williams laid down a sacrifice bunt to first. <-2->
    Carmen Mauro popped up to the shortstop. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Philadelphia leads 1 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Rex Johnston popped up foul down the third base line. <--->
    Allie Clark grounded to short. <--->
    Johnny Goryl doubled to left-center. <-2->
    Ernie Banks singled through the right side, scoring a run. <--1>
    Ernie Banks went for an extra base and was thrown out at second. <--->
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Harvey Kuenn grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Dick Perry grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Karl Pairre popped up back to the pitcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Don Zimmer grounded to second. <--->
    Sherm Lollar flied out to center field. <--->
    Lee Walls pinch hit for Dick Rusteck. <--->
    Lee Walls struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Don McMahon now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Felipe Alou flied out to right. <--->
    Frank Howard flied out to center field. <--->
    Brooks Robinson flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the ninth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE NINTH
    Maury Wills struck out. <--->
    Jerry Scala struck out. <--->
    Rex Johnston grounded to short. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the ninth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE TENTH
    Bill Mazeroski popped up to short. <--->
    Syd Williams singled to center. <--1>
    Carmen Mauro laid down a sacrifice bunt to the third baseman. <-2->
    Harvey Kuenn struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the tenth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE TENTH
    Allie Clark grounded to second. <--->
    Johnny Goryl singled through the left side. <--1>
    Ernie Banks laid down a sacrifice bunt to third. <-2->
    Don Zimmer grounded to second. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the tenth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE ELEVENTH
    Moe Savransky now pitching for the Pirates. <--->
    Dick Perry singled to right. <--1>
    Karl Pairre laid down a sacrifice bunt to the catcher. <-2->
    Felipe Alou singled to right, scoring a run. <--1>
    Frank Howard flied out to left field. <--1>
    Brooks Robinson singled to left, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Brooks Robinson was picked off first. <3-->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eleventh, Philadelphia leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE ELEVENTH
    Walt Kellner now pitching for the Phillies. <--->
    Sherm Lollar struck out. <--->
    Moe Savransky struck out. <--->
    Maury Wills grounded to the shortstop. <--->

    PHILLIES WIN: 2-1
    "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"

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    1st game of a double-header
    
    Philadelphia Phillies at Pittsburgh Pirates
    April 24, 1962
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
          Phillies (PHI) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1  2  9  1
           Pirates (PIT) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0  1  4  0
    
    PHILADELPHIA                 ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Carmen Mauro (CF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .270
    Harvey Kuenn (SS)             5  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .233
    Dick Perry (1B)               4  1  1  1  0  0  0  1    .398
    Karl Pairre (C)               3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .280
    Felipe Alou (RF)              4  1  1  0  0  1  1  0    .267
    Frank Howard (LF)             5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .308
    Brooks Robinson (3B)          5  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .287
    Bill Mazeroski (2B)           4  2  0  1  1  1  0  0    .333
    Syd Williams (P)              3  3  0  0  0  0  0  0    .333
     Walt Kellner (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       37  9  2  2  1  2  5  1
    
       HR:  Bill Mazeroski (2)
       HBP:  Karl Pairre
       GDP:  Brooks Robinson
       CS:  Brooks Robinson
       E:  Harvey Kuenn
    
                PHILADELPHIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Syd Williams 10.0  4  0  0  1  1  8 127   2.02
                Walt Kellner  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  12   0.00
                      TOTALS 11.0  4  0  0  1  1 10 139
    
    PITTSBURGH                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Maury Wills (SS)              5  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .304
    Jerry Scala (CF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .229
    Rex Johnston (LF)             4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .330
    Allie Clark (RF)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .288
    Johnny Goryl (2B)             4  2  0  1  0  0  2  0    .298
    Ernie Banks (1B)              3  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .265
    Don Zimmer (3B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .235
    Sherm Lollar (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .175
    Dick Rusteck (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .077
     Lee Walls (P)                1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .368
     Don McMahon (P)              0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Moe Savransky (P)            1  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
    TOTALS                       36  4  0  1  0  1 10  0
    
       2B:  Johnny Goryl (10)
    
       DP:  Ernie Banks, Johnny Goryl, Maury Wills
    
                  PITTSBURGH   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Dick Rusteck  8.0  5  2  1  1  1  4 116   4.07
                 Don McMahon  2.0  1  0  0  0  0  1  25   2.42
               Moe Savransky  1.0  3  0  0  1  1  0  19   4.15
                      TOTALS 11.0  9  2  1  2  2  5 160
    
         WP: Syd Williams (5-1)
         LP: Moe Savransky (2-2)
         SV: Walt Kellner (2)
    
         Temperature: 55F
         Wind: 5 MPH (out to right)
         Attendance: 35,00
         Time: 2:57
    "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 "Philadelphia Courier"

    May 25th 1962

    Hundreds killed, injured, in soccer match
    http://oddculture.com/historys-top-1...cer-disasters/
    by Bill Williams

    The ingredients were all there for a tragedy of the first order in Lima. Peru, yesterday afternoon. There was the intense partisanship of thousands of hot-blooded rival fans from Peru and Argentina, playing a close game for all the marbles under a scorching sun. The match that sparked the conflagration to follow, was struck by a referee who, quite rightly, disallowed a goal for an opponent's shirt -tugging of a defender.

    Today's soccer matches usually being almost two hours of boring tedious passing around of the ball, eked out by numerous fouls habitually going unremarked by officials who are leery of stopping and starting what is already a moribund game, knowing that today's fan would rather see a win than decent football, to whistle down a run-of-the mill foul like this, actually adhering to the rules of soccer, is a definite no-no...what was the referee thinking?

    He certainly wasn't thinking that several hundred fans would rush on the fields to lynch him, nor that several hundred fans from the rival country would hurtle to meet them, while those rabid fans left in the stadium also set about each other with fists, boots and bottles.

    After the police, at long last, were able to settle things down, three hundred soccer followers lay dead, whilst five hundred more sustained injuries. It was the worst soccer disaster ever.

    The referee, by the way, with his two linesmen, escaped injury.
    -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 "Morning Star" (AKA "The Daily Worker")

    April 5th 1962

    Conway crows

    by Bridget Canron.

    To hear Dan Conway tell it, America having won World War Two for us, is now engaged in "A life or death struggle" to save us from Communism.

    To understand this sort of delusion, one has to remember that Mr Conway has been a purveyor, in the past, of Hollywood "Potboiler" war epics, the sort of fantasies in which the splendid victory General Slim's Fourteenth Army won over the Japanese in Burma was portrayed by Errol Flynn, and other glamourous American movie stars, whilst the Battle of Britain was actually won by John Wayne's "Flying Tigers"
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    His fantasies are matched only by his loose grasp on history; he seems not to realize as Franklin D. Roosevelt did, commendably early in his presidency, that the British Isles under a Nazi flag, would prove a dandy launching -pad for the missiles, aimed at the U.S.A. which modern-day technology would eventually bring. F.D.R. foresaw that it was always America's fight to join, in its own self interest.

    Of course, its present crusade against Communism is also a self-interested one - a desperate struggle to preserve the old evil status quo; keeping the poor under, while the rich get richer; keep tyrants like General Batista in place, and when they're overthrown by true patriots like Fidel Castro, conduct a vicious vindictive campaign to bring Cuba to its knees by applying strangling sanctions.

    And worried by the proliferation of previously squabbling East European states now living in amity and brotherhood under the Communist banner, the U.S.A. seeks to intimidate their sponsor, the Soviet Union, by brandishing its atomic weapon at it, much as it seeks to subjugate Asia, now, under a horrific tide of napalm and Agent Orange.

    In his diatribe against "women journalists" Mr Conway also reveals his own misogyny, and his own lack of general knowledge, in accusing us of "Not hearing a shot fired in anger". For his information, I can assure him that I heard worse than shots as an ambulance driver during the London blitz...how about bombs whistling down as you raced to save whom you could from burning streets and heaps of rubble, Mr Conway? And, unlike yor, Sir, being a well-informed journalist, I happen to know that the other woman you disparaged, Eileen Lodge, otherwise known as "Chatty Cathy" served in the W.R.N.S. in that war, having been a sailor, no doubt, accounting for the salty language in which she indulges.
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    We all know what you did in the war, Mr Conway; first, your then wife got you out of France before the advancing Germans (Only she to be discarded by you at war's end), then when after the Normandy invasion you ventured back again to France, although you cowered under the status of a non-combatant, you yet managed to kill an unsuspecting German officer and his men, who had earlier spared your own life. Then later on when, again, you were supposed to be a non-combatant war correspondent, you brutalized a teen aged wounded Japanese soldier to the point, almost, of death.

    And now, in your middle age, you exhibit an airy concern over the horrors of napalm, Agent Orange; and the mushroom clouds of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, dismissing them as collateral damage,while accusing us of barbarism by giving the Nazi homeland which spawned the evil Hitler a taste of its own bitter blitzing medicine.

    You call us "ungrateful" for what you allege you have done for us. You mean that we should give thanks for your country's example of loose living. low morals, over consumption, love of luxury, mad science, and worship of the Almighty dollar?

    If one compares recent American history with that of the peace- loving Communist and neutral states, Mr Conway, the impartial observer will conclude which is the barbarian in this world of ours.
    -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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