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    The "Canadian Chronicle"

    November 16th 1976

    Levesque's in - blame Bourassa

    By Lynn Howard

    So we now have a fully-fledged Separatist party ensconsed in one of our most inflammable provinces, Quebec, thanks to the wishy-washy governance of Robert Bourassa.

    It is the former Premier's pig-headed refusal to join with Pierre Trudeau in bringing the patriation of our Canadian Constitution from England to this country, thereby helping to quiet the cries of Canadians who felt disenfranchised, and eased the desires of others to free themselves from England by breaking away from Canada, itself, plus Mr Bourassa's empy-headed decision to call an un-necessary election, at a time when his party was most vulnerable.

    Bourassa deciding to let Trudeau go it alone, allowed Rene' Levesque to close in upon the weakened Prime Minister with Levesqe's promise to hold a referendum on the question of Separation, rather than announce it as a fait accompli if his party acceded to power in La Belle Prevance.

    This encouraged those voters who were disgusted at Bourassa's mishandling of the Air Line pilot's strike, and the labour troubles connected with the Montreal Olympics, and the James Bay project, yet fearful of an immediate wrenching away of the province to vote for the Parti- Quebecois, in the hope that it would govern the province more wisely than Bourassa's Liberals, without arbitrarily, taking it out of the Canadian Federation.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=the++...DMbe8Aenw5DIBg

    So, one man, Robert Bourassa, is to blame if, ultimately, the Separatists after winning power, go on to win the referendum and take Quebec out of the federation of Canadian provinces; only Pierre Trudeau, now stands in the way of that occurrence, for good, or for ill.
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    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

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    The London "Daily Mirror"

    October 31st 1976

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    A mixed bag of grotty, good, and grey-area news this month, People

    I'm happy to report that the British Rail Class 43 InterCity 125 high-speed train services began in October 8th at Chesterfield. Hands up all those who claimed it would never fly.

    One aeroplane which will never fly again is the Cubana de Aviación Flight 455 brought down by a suspected bomb placed by Cuban dissidents, hostile to Fidel Castro's iron regime.

    The plane crashed shortly after taking off from a Barbados airport, all 73 people on board, dying. The Communists in Cuba, of course, claiming that the atrocity was perpetrated by a CIA agent...one hopes not; whether such acts are performed by black hats, or the " good guys", those deeds are mass murder, for which the highest penalty is too lenient.

    Mass murder was also committed in Thailand during October when ??? students demonstrating at Thammasat University in Bangkok were gunned down, while protesting the return of ex-dictator Thanom Kittikachorn.

    An un-holy coalition of right-wing paramilitary and government forces,were deemed responsible for the massacre, which, in turn, set up the restorationn of the military government.

    Coming and goings; The People's Republic of China has a new Chairman ( Hua Guofeng), of the Communist Party of China, replacing the deceased Mao Zedong, while Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh (!), the 5th President of Ireland, resigned after being publicly insulted by the Minister for Defense,, who called the President "A thundering disgrace". Talk about a shillelagh in a soup spoon - how could a bonny Celt be so sensitive?
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Cearb...G8Xe8Ae6tL_YAg

    In legal news, the Copyright Act of 1976 enacted into law this month, extends copyright duration for an additional 19 years in the United States.
    This means that movie mogul Dan Conway in America, has to wait for sixty-nine years to make a major motion picture of "Milestones of the Month" after I've snuffed it.
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    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
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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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    California Angels at New York Mets
    October 18, 1976

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Jerry Koosman takes the mound for the Mets.
    Bert Campaneris grounded to first. <--->
    Gil Flores reached first on a fielding error by the first baseman. <--1>
    The Angels put on the hit and run.
    Bruce Bochte reached second on a throwing error by the third baseman. <32->
    Aurelio Rodriguez struck out. <32->
    Willie Horton grounded to short. <32->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 2 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the first, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIRST
    John Caneira takes the mound for the Angels.
    Johnny Briggs struck out. <--->
    Dave Concepcion grounded to first base. <--->
    Ken Griffey 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
    Jim Dwyer popped up to second. <--->
    Pedro Garcia grounded to third. <--->
    Manny Sanguillen singled through the hole. <--1>
    John Caneira struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Amos Otis singled to left field. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Ken McMullen popped up to second. <--1>
    The Mets put on the hit and run.
    Amos Otis stole second. <-2->
    Johnny Bench dribbled weakly in front of home plate. <3-->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the third baseman. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Bert Campaneris grounded to short. <--->
    Gil Flores struck out. <--->
    Bruce Bochte struck out. <--->
    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
    George Theodore walked. <--1>
    Jerry Koosman laid down a sacrifice bunt back to the pitcher. <-2->
    Johnny Briggs grounded to first. <3-->
    Dave Concepcion reached first on a throwing error by the third baseman - a run scored. <--1>
    Ken Griffey grounded to third. <--->
    1 run, 0 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, New York leads 1 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Aurelio Rodriguez homered down the right-field line. <--->
    Willie Horton struck out. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to second. <--->
    Pedro Garcia popped up to short. <--->
    1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Amos Otis singled into right field. <--1>
    Amos Otis stole second. <-2->
    Ken McMullen struck out. <-2->
    Johnny Bench grounded to second. <3-->
    Ken Boswell grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Manny Sanguillen flied out to left field. <--->
    John Caneira grounded to first base. <--->
    Bert Campaneris flied out to left. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    George Theodore grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Jerry Koosman struck out. <--->
    Johnny Briggs singled through the right side. <--1>
    Johnny Briggs went for an extra base and reached second. <-2->
    Dave Concepcion grounded to the shortstop. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, the game is tied at 1.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Gil Flores grounded to third. <--->
    Bruce Bochte walked. <--1>
    Bruce Bochte was picked off first. <--->
    Aurelio Rodriguez grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, the game is tied at 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Griffey singled to right. <--1>
    Amos Otis singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Amos Otis stole second. <32->
    Ken McMullen reached second on a fielding error by the right fielder - two runs scored. <-2->
    Johnny Bench flied out to center. <-2->
    Ken Boswell tripled to the wall in center, scoring a run. <3-->
    Ken Boswell went for an extra base and reached home, scoring a run. <--->
    George Theodore grounded to third. <--->
    Jerry Koosman popped up to second. <--->
    4 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, New York leads 5 to 1.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Willie Horton lined out to right. <--->
    Jim Dwyer grounded to second. <--->
    Pedro Garcia singled through the hole. <--1>
    Manny Sanguillen struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, California trails 5 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Jim Brewer now pitching for the Angels. <--->
    Johnny Briggs walked. <--1>
    Dave Concepcion walked. <-21>
    Ken Griffey singled up the middle, scoring a run. <-21>
    Dave Concepcion stole third. <3-1>
    Amos Otis grounded back to the pitcher, scoring a run. <-2->
    Ken McMullen struck out. <-2->
    Johnny Bench grounded to short. <-2->
    2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, New York leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Doug Griffin pinch hit for Jim Brewer. <--->
    Doug Griffin grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Bert Campaneris grounded to the shortstop. <--->
    Gil Flores singled to right. <--1>
    Bruce Bochte grounded to second. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, California trails 7 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Denny McLain now pitching for the Angels. <--->
    Ken Boswell grounded to first. <--->
    George Theodore walked. <--1>
    Jerry Koosman struck out. <--1>
    Johnny Briggs walked. <-21>
    Dave Concepcion grounded to the third baseman. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, New York leads 7 to 1.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Aurelio Rodriguez walked. <--1>
    Willie Horton struck out. <--1>
    Jim Dwyer popped up to short. <--1>
    Pedro Garcia struck out. <--1>

    METS WIN: 7-1
    "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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    1976 World Series - game 5
    
    California Angels at New York Mets
    October 18, 1976
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Angels (CAL) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0    1  4  2
              Mets (NYM) 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0 x    7  7  2
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Bert Campaneris (SS)          4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .179
    Gil Flores (CF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .371
    Bruce Bochte (1B)             3  0  1  0  0  0  1  0    .286
    Aurelio Rodriguez (3B)        3  1  1  1  1  1  1  0    .300
    Willie Horton (LF)            4  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .243
    Jim Dwyer (RF)                4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .342
    Pedro Garcia (2B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .216
    Manny Sanguillen (C)          3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .167
    John Caneira (P)              2  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .000
     Jim Brewer (P)               0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Doug Griffin (P)             1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
     Denny McLain (P)             0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  4  2  1  1  1  8  0
    
       HR:  Aurelio Rodriguez
       CS:  Bruce Bochte
       E:  Aurelio Rodriguez, Jim Dwyer
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                John Caneira  6.0  6  1  1  5  1  4 108   3.38
                  Jim Brewer  1.0  1  2  0  2  2  1  21  16.88
                Denny McLain  1.0  0  2  0  0  0  1  23   1.80
                      TOTALS  8.0  7  5  1  7  3  6 152
    
    NEW YORK                     ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Johnny Briggs (1B)            3  1  2  1  0  0  1  0    .244
    Dave Concepcion (SS)          4  0  1  1  0  0  0  1    .180
    Ken Griffey (RF)              4  2  0  1  0  1  1  0    .208
    Amos Otis (CF)                4  3  0  1  0  1  0  3    .333
    Ken McMullen (3B)             4  0  0  1  0  0  2  0    .091
    Johnny Bench (C)              4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .267
    Ken Boswell (2B)              4  1  0  1  1  2  0  0    .268
    George Theodore (LF)          2  0  2  1  0  0  0  0    .143
    Jerry Koosman (P)             3  0  0  0  0  0  2  0    .000
    TOTALS                       32  7  5  7  1  4  6  4
    
       2B:  Johnny Briggs
       HR:  Ken Boswell
       E:  Johnny Briggs, Ken McMullen
    
                    NEW YORK   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
               Jerry Koosman  9.0  4  2  1  1  1  8 132   3.91
                      TOTALS  9.0  4  2  1  1  1  8 132
    
         WP: Jerry Koosman (2-1)
         LP: John Caneira (0-2)
    
         Temperature: 76F
         Wind: 6 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 50,000
         Time: 3:14
    
    The New York Mets win the 1976 World Series 4 games to1. .
    "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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    Famous last words

    "It'll be a fabulous Holiday, Hon...." Dan Conway promised, as he ran his Remington around his overnight stubble whilst watching fondly over his new wife, Hedy, tenderly bathe their new baby Julie "....Nice quiet quick trip in the Concorde....angelic service from the stews ...London in the Autumn....Christmas with my son Jacy, and his family...you'll love it"

    It didn't quite work out that way. Although Dan booked business class on the Concorde, figuring that the already high coach prices would eliminate all but the most well-heeled who could afford that exclusive booking, and would also desire, as Dan did, the peace and quiet of the toniest section of the plane, as well as having the manners and the indifference to celebrity, that celebrities themselves own, would not bother the famous pair, and their little daughter.

    In the event, someone at the booking agency must have blabbed to the media about the Conway family's October flight, consequently, hordes of newsmen, expense accounts no object, also booked as passengers, business class, and haunted Dan and Red whose tempers were'n't improved by discovering that their Julie was a gal who had a fear of flying and the stamina to express it trip-long in a megaphone of a wail, from such a tiny frame.

    And the much-proclaimed quick trip, proved to be over long on this occasion, for shortly after leaving Kennedy airport the Captain reported that he was turning back because something was "Not quite right" with his starboard engine.

    The aborted trip, the consequent wait at the airport - the passengers not being allowed to deplane - while the aircraft's growing pain was fixed, gave the media time to think up even more inane questions of the famous three, fresh oxygen for the brass lungs of little Julie, and stressing out, even more, the aircraft's flight crew, who proved, to a man, to be no angels, harassed by an unmannerly media, and distracted by Julie's constant screaming.

    The problem fixed, the flight resumed, with no let up in the media's questions, Julie's crying, the flight attendants' snappishness at the simplest request. Since Dan, in particular, was not used to making simple requests, he noticed it, and became ugly in his turn, while his wife, Hedy, grew ominously silent, as she tried to placate her baby.

    Even that trip from Helll ended eventually and the three emerged at London's Heathwick airport, running through teeming rain borne on freezing Autumn winds into the welcoming arms of Jacy and Toni Conway, plus a trio of the most vicious-looking thugs that the Americans had seen in a long time, Jacy insouciantly introducing them as "My mates, the Boyer brothers, and Kenny"

    All five crowded around the tiny child in Hedy's arms, billing and cooing trying to make the infant smile, but little Julie, after causing all that aggro on the plane, seemed satisfied and was now fast asleep, so the three London punks started ogling her mother, instead, which didn't improve Dan's temper.

    Nor did the boxing promotion, although a success in itself, and a box-office bonanza, all sorts of extra costs, manifested themselves, due, Dan suspected, to the creative accounting of his son, Jacy.

    His irritation at all that had gone wrong was tempered by the reflection that here was another Conway who would go far with such a talent, and since that it was all in the family, he would settle down, and enjoy this Christmas with the Conways
    "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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    No good deed....

    Augustus Conway, as much as he lamented the Court's decision to hand sole custody of his children to his estranged wife, Lee, was conscientious in carrying out that same Court's orders (such Body being aware of his personal wealth as sole CEO of the Conway Corporation, his sister Gussie handing over the reins after her own election as a Congresswoman), that he pay for their maintenance and substenance, as well as that of his wife.

    The joint concern of both he and Lee, was that the children have adequate care whilst Lee ran her dressmaking business, which she had carried on even as a married woman, not because she needed the money, but because she needed to fulfill herself. Augie understood this, so he readily cast about for a nanny who would look after his children.

    To this end, during November of 1976, he took up residence at the Dominion hotel in Toronto where Lee and the children were also residing in a rented townhouse, besides giving him blessed access to his children for a few weeks, he was able to negotiate with an agency for the services of an English Nanny, one, Violet Squirrel, a tall dark spinster, certified as a Social Worker, with a no-nonsense air that Augie perceived would be good for his kids, but little did he reck how she would change his own life.

    For after she took up residence in Lee's roomy suite, Miss Squirrel observed with a stern eye, Augie's own interactions with his twins, Winston and Winifred, in his many visits to the apartment in the weeks leading up to Christmas, which, itself, was a joyous get-together for Dad and the children, whilst the two women looked on with some jealousy.

    Once, Augie had reluctantly but necessarily returned to his duties in Culver City in the New Year, Violet delivered her verdict to Lee.

    "My Dear, it is all very well for your husband to love and leave the children, then go back to his own life...she began to an attentive woman, already with a chip on her shoulder "... but he leaves a problem for us, who have to calm down these volatile children newly unbalanced by the fun with their father. If they are to grow up as obedient responsible adults, I suggest that we not run the risk of subjecting them, any more to his influence"

    " You mean...a divorce?" Lee's eyes widened.

    "I mean..." proclaimed Violet Squirrel "...not only a divorce but no access by him to the children...I'm sure a Court will grant you that...after it hears my testimony"
    "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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    Rongar writes: Early Christmas (2018) present, Chaps - three items today, finishing up "Spikes"' 1976 chapter...back to the two-posts per day,tomorrow, Monday, starting in on the goings -on in the world of 1977.
    ******************************************************************************** **********
    The London "Daily Mirror"

    November 30th 1976

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    America has gotten itself a multi-talented new President, People, in the form of Jimmy Carter, who has a ticket as a nuclear engineer, a career as a naval officer, a record as a successful Governor of a State (Georgia), a farm of his own, and deeply-held religious beliefs...this should be an interesting four years, Over There.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Presi...J87e8AewsZPYDQ

    Mr Carter, though may have trouble with one, Tom Tancredo who was elected to Colorado’s state legislature as a representative of a party called “The Crazies" because of their absolute opposition to taxes....what's so crazy about that? - aren't we all so opposed?

    Here's one for the books; The Utah Supreme Court granted the wish of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore to be executed. Now why can't all convicted murderers be that obliging, and do us all a favour?

    Peaceful old Canada looks like coming apart, anytime soon, now that Rene Levesque's "Parti Quebecois" won the election in Quebec, this month. The party wants the province to split from the rest of the Anglo Federation to become a separate Frenchy nation.
    https://www.google.ca/search?q=Rene+...F9He8Aej9aSYDQ

    South Africa also got it in the neck, again, this time from the multi-coloured United Nations who voted among other things to call its white elected government "Illegitimate". I suspect that the white"bastids" are not much bothered

    This country also got into kick-the-whites act with Parliament embracing the Race Relations Bill with its sweeping anti-racial laws banning "racial discrimination". This is a license to allow ill-educated, half -civilized, unqualified types to get to the top over experienced white applicants for jobs and important positions in our still-Caucasian society.
    -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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    Arlington Aliens at California Polar Bears

    October 29, 1976

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    José Umagas takes the mound for the Polar Bears.
    Eric Colyer popped up to short. <--->
    James Miyate lined out to first. <--->
    Jay Jackson flied out to center. <--->
    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
    Travis Clegg takes the mound for the Aliens.
    Jerry Remy grounded to the second baseman. <--->
    James Madeley walked. <--1>
    The Polar Bears put on the hit and run.
    Donny Twinn doubled to deep right field, scoring a run. <-2->
    Mark Vest walked. <-21>
    Bradley Edison homered to left-center for three RBIs. <--->
    Roy Smalley grounded to third. <--->
    Patrick Lindholm grounded to short. <--->
    4 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the first, California leads 4 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SECOND
    Gordon Watson flied out to left. <--->
    Nick Sharp reached second on a throwing error by the first baseman. <-2->
    Pat Carver singled up the middle. <3-1>
    Jake Burns struck out. <3-1>
    Rico Salas flied out to right. <3-1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, Arlington trails 4 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Jesus Alou hit an infield single to first. <--1>
    Ernie Patmore singled to right, advancing the runner to third. <3-1>
    Jerry Remy grounded to the second baseman, scoring a run. <--1>
    James Madeley grounded to the shortstop, forcing the runner at second. <--1>
    Donny Twinn grounded to second. <--1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the second, California leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE THIRD
    Lewis Flynn struck out. <--->
    Eric Colyer flied out to center. <--->
    James Miyate popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Arlington trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Mark Vest grounded to first. <--->
    Bradley Edison popped up to second. <--->
    Roy Smalley grounded to third. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the third, California leads 5 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Jay Jackson popped up to short. <--->
    Gordon Watson reached first on a fielding error by the third baseman. <--1>
    Gordon Watson stole second. <-2->
    Nick Sharp struck out. <-2->
    Pat Carver struck out. <-2->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Arlington trails 5 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Patrick Lindholm hit an infield single to third. <--1>
    Jesus Alou struck out. <--1>
    Ernie Patmore doubled into the left field corner. <32->
    Paul Melancon now pitching for the Aliens. <32->
    Jerry Remy singled to left, scoring a run. <3-1>
    James Madeley grounded to first. <32->
    Donny Twinn flied out to right. <32->
    1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Jake Burns grounded to first base. <--->
    Rico Salas struck out. <--->
    Lewis Flynn grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Arlington trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Mark Vest grounded to short. <--->
    Bradley Edison lined out to third. <--->
    Roy Smalley singled to center. <--1>
    Patrick Lindholm struck out. <--1>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Eric Colyer singled to right. <--1>
    James Miyate grounded to the second baseman for a double play (4-6-1). <--->
    Jay Jackson struck out. <--->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Arlington trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Jesus Alou hit an infield single to short. <--1>
    Ernie Patmore grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    Jerry Remy doubled to right-center. <-2->
    James Madeley popped up to third. <-2->
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Gordon Watson walked. <--1>
    Nick Sharp grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    Pat Carver grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, Arlington trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Donny Twinn grounded to short. <--->
    Mark Vest popped up to third. <--->
    Bradley Edison dribbled weakly to the catcher. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 6 to 0.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Jake Burns popped up to the shortstop. <--->
    Rico Salas grounded to second. <--->
    Lewis Flynn flied out to center. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Arlington trails 6 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Roy Smalley walked. <--1>
    Patrick Lindholm lined out to third. <--1>
    Jesus Alou hit an infield single to short. <-21>
    Ernie Patmore singled through the hole. <321>
    Jerry Remy singled to center field for two RBIs. <-21>
    Jerrad Shaw now pitching for the Aliens. <-21>
    James Madeley walked. <321>
    Donny Twinn singled through the right side, scoring a run. <321>
    Mark Vest grounded to second for a double play (4-6-3). <32->
    3 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 9 to 0.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Eric Colyer grounded to second. <--->
    James Miyate flied out to center. <--->
    Jay Jackson grounded to the pitcher. <--->

    POLAR BEARS WIN: 9-0
    "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"

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    Code:
    California Winter League Game.(in which various Padres play)
    
    Arlington Aliens at California Polar Bears
    October 29, 1974
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
            Aliens (ARL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0    0  2  0
       Polar Bears (CPB) 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 x    9 14  2
    
    ARLINGTON                    ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Eric Colyer (LF)              4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .361
    James Miyate (2B)             4  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .302
    Jay Jackson (C)               4  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .304
    Gordon Watson (3B)            2  0  1  0  0  0  0  1    .357
    Nick Sharp (CF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .312
    Pat Carver (1B)               3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .182
    Jake Burns (SS)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .234
    Rico Salas (RF)               3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .280
    Lewis Flynn (DH)              3  0  0  0  0  0  1  0    .264
    TOTALS                       29  2  1  0  0  0  6  1
    
       GDP:  James Miyate, Nick Sharp
    
       DP:  James Miyate 2, Gordon Watson, Pat Carver 2, Jake Burns
    
                   ARLINGTON   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                Travis Clegg  3.1  6  2  1  6  6  1  66   3.76
               Paul Melancon  4.0  7  1  0  3  3  1  67   6.04
                 Jerrad Shaw  0.2  1  1  0  0  0  0  12   4.85
                      TOTALS  8.0 14  4  1  9  9  2 145
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Jerry Remy (SS)               5  3  0  0  0  4  0  0    .271
    James Madeley (LF)            3  0  2  1  0  0  0  0    .238
    Donny Twinn (1B)              5  2  0  1  0  2  0  0    .333
    Mark Vest (3B)                4  0  1  1  0  0  0  0    .244
    Bradley Edison (CF)           4  1  0  1  1  3  0  0    .259
    Roy Smalley (2B)              3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .241
    Patrick Lindholm (DH)         4  1  0  1  0  0  1  0    .255
    Jesus Alou (RF)               4  3  0  2  0  0  1  0    .277
    Ernie Patmore (C)             4  3  0  1  0  0  0  0    .247
    TOTALS                       36 14  4  9  1  9  2  0
    
       2B:  Ernie Patmore (3), Jerry Remy (9), Donny Twinn (3)
       HR:  Bradley Edison (4)
       GDP:  Ernie Patmore, Mark Vest
    
       DP:  Jerry Remy 2, Roy Smalley 2, Donny Twinn
       E:  Mark Vest, Donny Twinn
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 José Umagas  9.0  2  1  0  0  0  6  93   2.24
                      TOTALS  9.0  2  1  0  0  0  6  93
    
         WP: José Umagas (1-0)
         LP: Travis Clegg (0-1)
    
         Temperature: 79F
         Wind: 6 MPH (in from center)
         Attendance: 9,154
         Time: 2:21
    "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 "Canadian Chronicle"

    January 5th 1977

    Coups are cool?

    by Lynn Howard

    During a turbulent 1976 summer when the talk was all of the "Permissive society", "Feminism", and "Trades Union tyranny" (in North America, anyway), I was handed a remarkable book to review, for my holiday reading.

    It is called "The Case For The Coup", advocating rule by the military, no less, written by a recently retired soldier, General Sir John Adam Keene, whose own life is a storybook in itself.

    At age nineteen, he enlisted in the stern ranks of the Scottish Spartan Guards in the Spring of 1938, once he realized that war was imminent, serving with distinction, in the British Expeditionary Force sent to France at the outset,rising to the rank of Sergeant in that brief campaign, and after Dunkirk, assisted in organizing the British Home Guard, gaining recognition as a soldier who got things done, and being enrolled into the officer corps before being posted to the British Army serving in North Africa, where his regiment, the fabled Scots, crossed swords with Rommel's Afrika Korps, until the Allies had the final say with El Alamein and the Tunisian campaign.

    From there, he accompanied the Scottish Spartans as they fought their way up the leg of Italy, until they could join in the Allied victory of Europe; as if that were not enough that he had served in all the major campaigns of the European war, he, and his staff were attached to General MacArthur's staff, even as that worthy was fighting his way across the Pacific, Colonel Keene, as he had evolved lending his undoubted gift for organization to the General's Councils on planning for the governance of occupied Japan after the war.

    He was able to practice what he preached. when he returned from the Pacific, by being awarded the custodianship of Sicily, his cherished Scottish Regiment, of which he was now the colonel, being the military government of that wild island.

    In the two=and- a- half years there, his little force brought law and order and economic stability to a land long oppressed by the Mafia on one hand, and the carabinieri on the other.

    On his return to Britain, he was knighted for his many services to the army, in which he remained as a post-war planner with the rank of general
    with the assignment of personnel training for the National Service, turning Teddy Boys into Troopers, before his retirement at age 55.

    So, the general has some ideas about running things, especially countries, and he expounds these in his own book, written in retirement, called "The Case For The Coup", in which he advocates that military rule of a country is the way to go. I shall be reviewing General Keene's book in future columns.
    -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"

    December 31st 1976

    Milestones of the month

    by Chatty Cathy

    The Sex Pistols recently used profanity on TV - on this family newspaper, we can't reveal what they sang, and got branded as "rotten punks." Was that the worst name thought of....? I have several more severe.

    Fidel Castro was elected president of Cuba. You mean he was actully opposed?

    On December 4th, Benjamin Britten (b.1913), English composer, died. He was celebrated for his operas "Peter Grimes", and "Billy Budd', as well as his "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra"

    The UN Security Council endorsed Kurt Waldheim (1918-2007) of Austria for a 2nd 5-year term as UN Secretary-General. I'm doubly amazed at this with Waldheim's history of alleged World War Two crimes.

    Hazel Frost testified that she left a Napa restaurant and bar and that Richard Allen Davis jumped into her car and held a shotgun to her neck. She managed to roll out of the car a grabbed a gun loaded with birdshot from under her seat and fired in the direction that she thought Davis was running. Davis had escaped from Napa State Hospital after he faked a suicide attempt in the Alameda County Jail. Good on ya, Girl!

    Israel's PM Yitzhak Rabin resigned.like most Israeli politicians, he servd in his country's military in the wars with the Arab nations. Before that he belonged to one of the Jewish terrorist organizations that plagued us British, so, before we gave in and let them have Palestine.
    http://www.thehypertexts.com/Israeli...ts%20Nakba.htm

    In Japan Takeo Fukuda was chosen as the 8th LDP President and formed his cabinet while everyone expects great things of his party in putting some zing back into his ailing country's economy.


    On Christmas Eve, The Liberian-registered "Flag of Convenience" tanker " Argo Merchant" polluted the area near Nantucket Island, by going on the rocks, spilling millions of gallons of oil into the North Atlantic. What a Christmas gift to the environment!

    And on Christmas Day, itself, something like a hundred Moslem pilgrims, returning from Mecca, perished when their boat sank in the Red Sea. Got to be the ultimate in tragic irony, that so many devout people should perish on one of the holiest days of the year.

    Happy New Year, anyway, People
    -30-
    Last edited by Rongar; 01-16-2018 at 02:13 PM.
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    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
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    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    Anaheim Assassins at California Polar Bears
    November 2, 1976

    TOP OF THE FIRST
    Les Pitcher takes the mound for the Polar Bears.
    Chris White grounded to first. <--->
    Alejandro Villasis grounded to the third baseman. <--->
    Anton Needham grounded to third. <--->
    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
    Glenn Edgar takes the mound for the Assassins.
    James Madeley lined out to center field. <--->
    Jesus Alou grounded to the pitcher. <--->
    Willie Crawford grounded to short. <--->
    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
    Mark Brown popped up to short. <--->
    Brian Goldinger flied out to center field. <--->
    Keith Hannan doubled in the right field gap. <-2->
    José Morel popped up foul down the first base line. <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the second, the game is tied at 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE SECOND
    Donny Twinn grounded to short. <--->
    Rick Whiteaker grounded to short. <--->
    Roy Smalley struck out. <--->
    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
    Greg Parrish doubled to deep center field. <-2->
    Barry Grendon struck out. <-2->
    Chris White doubled in the right field gap, scoring a run. <-2->
    Alejandro Villasis grounded to the pitcher. <3-->
    Anton Needham doubled down the right field line, scoring a run. <-2->
    Mark Brown struck out. <-2->
    2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the third, Anaheim leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE THIRD
    Ken Henderson popped up to first. <--->
    Ernie Patmore doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Ernie Patmore went for an extra base and reached third. <3-->
    Joe Broad grounded to the shortstop. <3-->
    James Madeley was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Jesus Alou grounded to third. <3-->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    At the end of the third, California trails 2 to 0.

    TOP OF THE FOURTH
    Brian Goldinger walked. <--1>
    Keith Hannan grounded to third for a double play (5-4-3). <--->
    José Morel singled to left field. <--1>
    Greg Parrish hit an infield single back to the pitcher. <-21>
    Barry Grendon grounded to short. <-21>
    0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the fourth, Anaheim leads 2 to 0.

    BOTTOM OF THE FOURTH
    Willie Crawford struck out. <--->
    Donny Twinn grounded to short. <--->
    Rick Whiteaker doubled in the left field gap. <-2->
    Roy Smalley was intentionally walked. <-21>
    Ken Henderson singled to left field, scoring a run. <3-1>
    Ernie Patmore struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fourth, California trails 2 to 1.

    TOP OF THE FIFTH
    Chris White struck out. <--->
    Alejandro Villasis grounded to first. <--->
    Anton Needham grounded to second. <--->
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    In the middle of the fifth, Anaheim leads 2 to 1.

    BOTTOM OF THE FIFTH
    Joe Broad grounded to first. <--->
    James Madeley lined out to right field. <--->
    Jesus Alou singled to right. <--1>
    Willie Crawford walked. <-21>
    Donny Twinn tripled to deep left field for two RBIs. <3-->
    Rick Whiteaker was intentionally walked. <3-1>
    Roy Smalley flied out to right. <3-1>
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the fifth, California leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SIXTH
    Mark Brown singled through the right side. <--1>
    Brian Goldinger reached first on a throwing error by the shortstop. <-21>
    Keith Hannan flied out to right. <-21>
    José Morel grounded to the third baseman for a double play (5-4-3). <-2->
    0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the sixth, Anaheim trails 3 to 2.

    BOTTOM OF THE SIXTH
    Ken Henderson lined out to left. <--->
    Ernie Patmore lined out to left field. <--->
    Joe Broad walked. <--1>
    James Madeley singled to left field. <-21>
    Jesus Alou grounded to first. <-21>
    0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, and 2 left on base.
    At the end of the sixth, California leads 3 to 2.

    TOP OF THE SEVENTH
    Greg Parrish singled down the left field line. <--1>
    Barry Grendon laid down a sacrifice bunt to the pitcher. <-2->
    Chris White singled to center, scoring a run. <--1>
    Zane Kent now pitching for the Polar Bears. <--1>
    Alejandro Villasis reached first on a fielding error by the pitcher. <-21>
    Anton Needham grounded to short, forcing the runner at second. <3-1>
    Mark Brown struck out. <3-1>
    1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, and 2 left on base.
    In the middle of the seventh, the game is tied at 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH
    Alan Lundgren now pitching for the Assassins. <--->
    Willie Crawford doubled to deep right field. <-2->
    Donny Twinn walked. <-21>
    Rick Whiteaker popped up to short. <-21>
    Roy Smalley singled through the left side. <321>
    Ken Henderson struck out. <321>
    Ernie Patmore doubled down the third base line for three RBIs. <-2->
    Ernie Patmore went for an extra base and was thrown out at third. <--->
    3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the seventh, California leads 6 to 3.

    TOP OF THE EIGHTH
    Brian Goldinger walked. <--1>
    Keith Hannan struck out. <--1>
    José Morel lined out to left. <--1>
    Greg Parrish flied out to right field. <--1>
    0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, and 1 left on base.
    In the middle of the eighth, Anaheim trails 6 to 3.

    BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH
    Lance Cryer now pitching for the Assassins. <--->
    Joe Broad singled back through the middle. <--1>
    Joe Broad stole second. <-2->
    James Madeley grounded to short. The runner was tagged out at third. <--1>
    Jesus Alou homered over the left field fence for two RBIs. <--->
    Willie Crawford walked. <--1>
    Donny Twinn grounded to short for a double play (6-4-3). <--->
    2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, and 0 left on base.
    At the end of the eighth, California leads 8 to 3.

    TOP OF THE NINTH
    Barry Grendon singled to right field. <--1>
    Chris White flied out to center. <--1>
    Alejandro Villasis popped up to short. <--1>
    Anton Needham lined out to center. <--1>

    POLAR BEARS WIN: 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)

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    Code:
    California Winter League (In which some Padres players took part, encouraged to by their management, for extra training)
    
    Anaheim Assassins at California Polar Bears
    November 2, 1976
    
                         1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +  R  H  E
         Assassins (ANA) 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0    3 10  0
       Polar Bears (CPB) 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 2 x    8 11  2
    
    ANAHEIM                      ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    Chris White (LF)              5  2  0  1  0  2  1  0    .290
    Alejandro Villasis (SS)       5  0  0  0  0  0  0  0    .328
    Anton Needham (RF)            5  1  0  0  0  1  0  0    .297
    Mark Brown (1B)               4  1  0  0  0  0  2  0    .271
    Brian Goldinger (DH)          2  0  2  0  0  0  0  0    .284
    Keith Hannan (3B)             4  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .234
    José Morel (CF)               4  1  0  0  0  0  0  0    .254
    Greg Parrish (C)              4  3  0  2  0  0  0  0    .288
    Barry Grendon (2B)            3  1  0  0  0  0  1  0    .223
    TOTALS                       36 10  2  3  0  3  5  0
    
       2B:  Greg Parrish (17), Keith Hannan (14), Chris White (4), Anton Needham (14)
       GDP:  Keith Hannan, José Morel
    
       DP:  Mark Brown, Barry Grendon, Alejandro Villasis
    
                     ANAHEIM   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Glenn Edgar  6.0  6  5  0  3  3  3 121   4.10
               Alan Lundgren  1.0  3  1  0  3  3  1  24   3.80
                 Lance Cryer  1.0  2  1  1  2  2  0  13   7.03
                      TOTALS  8.0 11  7  1  8  8  4 158
    
    CALIFORNIA                   ab  h bb  r hr bi  k sb     avg
    James Madeley (P)             4  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .286
    Jesus Alou (RF)               5  2  0  2  1  2  0  0    .276
    Willie Crawford (LF)          3  1  2  2  0  0  1  0    .320
    Donny Twinn (1B)              4  1  1  1  0  2  0  0    .329
    Rick Whiteaker (SS)           3  1  1  1  0  0  0  0    .299
    Roy Smalley (2B)              3  1  1  1  0  0  1  0    .301
    Ken Henderson (CF)            4  1  0  0  0  1  1  0    .252
    Ernie Patmore (C)             4  2  0  0  0  3  1  0    .286
    Joe Broad (3B)                3  1  1  0  0  0  0  1    .241
    TOTALS                       33 11  7  8  1  8  4  1
    
       2B:  Ernie Patmore (17), Willie Crawford (22), Rick Whiteaker (7)
       3B:  Ernie Patmore (3), Donny Twinn (3)
       HR:  Jesus Alou (4)
       GDP:  Donny Twinn
    
       DP:  Joe Broad 2, Roy Smalley 2, Donny Twinn 2
       E:  Rick Whiteaker
    
                  CALIFORNIA   ip  h bb hr  r er  k pit    ERA
                 Les Pitcher  6.1  9  1  0  3  3  3  86   5.39
                   Zane Kent  2.2  1  1  0  0  0  2  40   3.30
                      TOTALS  9.0 10  2  0  3  3  5 126
    
         WP: Zane Kent (4-2)
         LP: Alan Lundgren (1-3)
    
         Temperature: 93F
         Wind: 2 MPH (out to center)
         Attendance: 5,341
         Time: 3:12
    "Whate'er should be our Zodiac's star
    We all are born to make or mar.
    To each is gi'en a bag of tools
    Some mentors, and a set of rules:
    And each must carve, ere life has flown,
    A stumbling block, or a stepping-stone"

    (Author unknown)

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    The "San Diego Clarion"

    February 1st 1977

    Baseball gossip

    by Al Terego

    So just when we all thought that the glorious New York Mets' saga was all over, they demonstrated that last year, they merely let those usurping Los Angeles Dodgers take the World Series, whilst the Mets reloaded to come back this year to win their sixth Classic out of the last seven.

    The annual Met heroes led the charge , although a quick scan of the line-up makes one blink wondering if one hasn't turned the page to the Cincinnatti Reds, instead, when one reads of Ken Griffey,Johnny Bench, and Dave Concepcion; one wonders why the Reds' management let this gifted trio slip away, although only catcher Bench did much with the bat in the actual Series, while short-stop Concepcion was content to shine with the glove, along with the quicksilver second -baseman, Ken Boswell.

    The big hitting was provided by the usual suspects - first-baseman Johnny Briggs, outfielder Amos Otis, and third-baseman Ken McMullen, whilst the oldest man on the squad, Jerry Koosman, was the dominant pitcher for the New York team, at 33 years old, winning both of his starts in the Series one going , of course, to Tom Terrific, the fourth to rookie LaFayette Currence, a reliever who, pitched but one inning in relief of the ageless Nolan Ryan, who was content to rest on the laurels for bringing his team to this exalted state with his 23 wins and 341 strikeouts during the regular season.

    One season over, another impends...what does 1977 hold for the San Diego Padres?

    For one thing, another Expansion Draft, Seattle Mariners and another Canadian team, Toronto Blue Jays joining the fray this year. -Since the Blue Jays provide a new national rival to the Montreal Expos, in future, this newspaper will feature the Jays, form time to time, along with their fellow Canadians, the Expos, with the main focus of course, and as ever, being on the San Diegp Padres.

    The only really good player that the Padres' franchise lost in the Draft was Luc Pascoe. a 24 year -old starter with the Portland Beavers who tried out for the Major League team last Spring.He was picked by the Mariners. Bob Christian, the Padres' most consistent hitter, until last season went to Toronto, where he may prove productive at first base for a season or two, but Dan Conway, the Padre G.M. deeming Bob beyond his prime, at 31 and already having the exciting prospect Donny Twinn, and the proven veteran, Larry Bittner, covering that position this season, had already consigned Christian to the Minors, anyway.

    He also dispatched into outer darkness, starters Jose' Umagas, who wanted too much money and Johnny Lee "Blue Moon" Odum, who had too many years on the clock. Jose' will have his shot at revenge on his former club now that he's with the San Francisco Giants as will Odum picked up by the Houston Astros now.

    For his part, Dan Conway released a quartet of nondescript relievers from the Beavers, and signed on Steve Yeager from the Dodgers, to join the impressive catcher Steve Swisher, who replaced Phil Roof, he being consigned to the Beavers over Coach John McNamara's strenuous objections, we understand - there may be repercussions between him and G.M. Conway later in the season over Phil's demotion.

    In any case it will be a season to look forward to, with the expected improvement in the Padres' fortunes.
    -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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    The "San Diego Clarion" (SYNDICATED)

    February 8th 1977

    President Carter

    by Dan Conway

    So James Earl Carter is now President of these United States. Jimmy Carter is acknowledged to be a brainy engineer, distinguished naval officer, a diligent former Governor (of the State of Georgia), a prosperous farmer, a fine man...and, I claim, totally unfit to be President of these United States.

    I have long railed against previous administrations which I deem to have meddled in the World's affairs to America's detriment, Republicans and Democrats, alike. But this Democrat president is likely to give away the store, entirely.

    Because you see, he is deeply and sincerely religious (Presbyterian); and because of that mystic belief, in what is, after all, the "Supernatural", he is a dangerous man. It is good that those beliefs will compel him, as he claims, never to lie to, or cheat the American people; there is no doubt that he will strive to improve the lot of all Americans, the poor, the sick, the "disadvantaged"...since I cannot honestly back losers, I don't pronounce this as "good" for this country, but apparently,those who voted for Mr Carter, do.

    His intent is to reach out to foreign friend or foe of America, and try to win them over with goods and greenbacks, which is what America has been doing since 1938, which is why this country is now stoney - broke, totally divided, run-down, and still the butt of the envious world's derision and denigration.

    Besides all this, Mr Carter seems determined that we all throw away the nuclear shield which has kept the Communist hordes from over-running the free Western world, he want's to totally abolish the atomic bomb with which President Truman won the war against the unbeatable Japanese, the bomb with which President Eisenhower cowed the implacable Chinese from invading Korea, the bomb which kept the armed Soviet might on its side of the iron curtain.

    It will take the combined effort of both Houses of Congress to keep this much-accomplished man with this fatal streak of naivete from taking us all down in flames...and it will take a sadder and wiser electorate four years hence, to see that never again will James Earl Carter be anywhere near the levers of America's power.
    -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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