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Wednesday, June 5, 1968

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By The Associated Press
CHICAGO - Outfielder Elliott
Mydaddox; sophomore on Michigan's
fifth-place baseball team, won the
Big Ten batting title with a .467
mark for the recently completed
conference baseball season.
It was the second straight sea-
son, and third time in four cam-
paigns, that a Wolverine player
took the leatgue hitting crown.
Final loop statistics yesterday
also certified Lance Primis of Wig-
consin as the winningest pitcher
with a 5-1 mark. Prinis also
pitched the most innings, 37, and
had five complete games for the
third-spot Badgers.
Last year's conference hitting
champion, outfielder Andy Fisher
of Michigan, plummeted from his

winning .459 to only .132 this sea-
Other hitting leaders included
Dave Heiss, Ohio State first base-
man, .422; Geoff Baillie, Wiscon-
sin outfielder, .400; Steve Garvey,
Michigan State third baseman,
.378, and Mike Wymore, Iowa first
baseman, .375.
Three pitchers had perfect 4-0
marks. They included sophomores
Dave Carey and Al Hoffman of
title-winning Minnesota and Dan
Bielski of runnerup Michigan
/ Michigan State's.Mickey Knight
(3-1) had the top earned run av-
erage, 0.79. Another Spartan hurl-
er, Mel Behney (3-2) led in strike-
outs with 44.
The Big Ten's RBI leader was

Ain't life a kick in the head

--Associated Press
The post office department sure knows how to cut up. My oh my.
For instance, the lady in the picture is holding a postcard mailed
30 years ago to her late husband. The funny thing about it,
(ready for this?) is that it was delivered yesterday. Those delight-
ful devils in the mailroom sure must have chuckled about that one.
(EdItor'LNote: This article is the second of a six-part series by
Associated Press writer Wil Grimsley. - H. W.)
NEW YORK - College football is on a multi-million-dollar
escalator to heaven-knows-where, and can't get off.
Sports budgets at major institutions have doubled and even
quadrupled in the last ten years. Yet the mad race goes on. In-
tensified recruiting. More scholarships. Bigger coaching staffs.
Newer and modern sports complexes. Increased pay rolls.
College business managers, in a financial squeeze, are won-
dering like the government where they can whittle away some
of the lard. The prospect is bleak.
Many are raising ticket prices-Michigan and Michigan
State to $6, Notre Dame to $7-but this only fills a small
fraction of the need.
The Big Eight Conference recently took under study
a proposal to cut the number of yearly scholarships from
45 to 40.
There's a strong under-current in some academic circles
to get rid of two-platoon football, with its required special-.
ists and over-sized coaching staffs.
Suggestions have been made to arrive at a gentlemanly
agreement to cut down recruiting. "It can cost you as much
as $500 to court one prospect and then you're apt to lose him,"
says one coach-but nobody seriously expects it to happen. It's
the life-blood of big time college football.
Throughout the country, the competition for top talent is
fierce, and costly.
The day of the flagrant buying of a star quarterback with
a Wall Street bonus, a flashy sports car or a closet full of new
silk suits is gone, but there still are under-the-table paymentsj
and devious means of getting a desired athlete.
"You've got to keep with the Joneses down in this league,"
said a coach of one big Southern school. "If the other guys
start getting ahead of you, you just have to cheat."
The story is going the, rounds about one farm boy sought
by many schools. Ihis father was a destitute planter. The son
goot a college schplarship. The next day the father walked into
a bank and paid off a $3,000 mortgage.
It's just a story, with perhaps basis in fact. It's hard to
prove. If it were provable, the National Collegiate Athletic As-
sociation would swarm in with penalties flying .
The NCAA still keeps a sharp eye peeled for abuses
and cracks down on violators, but it never seems to run out
ex-culprits. There's always somebody on the penalty list..
Many get away.
The source of the financial problem is obvious.
College football is big time, outdrawing major league
baseball and pro-football in many areas such as the Big Ten
with its 60,000 and 70,000 seat stadiums. Yet it is in a tight
Baseball continues until the middle of October-half-
way through tle college season-and pro football is a con-
stant competitor for the entertainment and television dollar.
On top of this, college enrollments are multiplying, neces-
sitating enargement of facilities; costs geherally are rising and
it's taking more than twice as much money than a few years
ago to educate athletes on full scholarships.
Alabama figures it costs $1,500 to put a boy through a year
of colege, Yale puts the sum at $3,000. Either way, it's marked
against the. athletic budget.
The NCAA places no limit on the number of scholarships
that can be awarded. leaving this to the conference or individ-

Mike Wlseth, Minnesota first
sacker, with 18.
In team play, Michigan State
led in hitting with .289; Michigan
was tops in fielding with .968 and
Indiana, with a 5-8 record, was
the pitching leader.
* * *
NEW YORK - Bernie "Boom
Boom" Geoffrion, one of the Na-
tional Hockey League's all-time
great players, was named coach of
the New York Rangers in a sur-
prise development yesterday.
At a press conference, it was
also disclosed that Geoffrion will
retire as a player. He scored five
goals in the 1967-68 campaign
during which he was troubled by
a stomach ailment. He under-
went surgery last month after
being sidelined during the Stanley
Cup playoffs.
Geoffrion, 37-years-old was a
star right winger for the Montreal
Canadines for 14 seasons through
1963-64 when he quit as a player.
He coached the Quebe Aces of
the American Hockey League the
next two seasons, then was coaxed
out of playing retirement by the
Rangers in 1966 and signed to a
three-year contract at a reported
$25,000 annually.
Bengals get
,bopped; bop
Bosox back
By The Associated Press
BOSTON-Relief specialist Pat
Dobson pitched a five-hitter in
his first start of the year and Don
Wert snapped a scoreless tie with'
a leadoff homerun in the seventh
inning, leading the Detroit Tigers
to a 2-0 victory over Boston and_
a split of their doubleheader last
The Red Sox won the opener
2-0 on a bases-loaded double by
George Scott and the fine pitch-
ing of Gary Bell, who allowed only
three hits in 82/3 innings before
reliever Sparky Lyle got the final
Dobson, promoted from the
bullpen to help the Tigers' injury-
depleted pitching staff, retired1
the first 11 men he faced before
Carl Yastrzemski grounded a sin-
gle to right.,
A walk, Dalton Jones' bunt sin-
gle and a sacrifice put Red Sox
runners on second and third with
one out in the fifth, but 'Dobson
got Russ Gibson on a tap back to
the mound and retired opposing
hurler Gary Waslewsk on a pop
up to escape damage.
Singles by Jose Tartabull and
Joe Foy brought Yastrzemski up
with two out and runners on first
and third in the eighth, but Man-
ager Mayo Smith stuck with his
young righthander and Dobson
got the 1967 Triple Crown winner
on a fly to center.
* * *
lashed a run-scoring single in the
sixth inning to snap a 1-1 dead-
lock and fire the Cincinnati Reds
to a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta
Braves last night.
Alex Johnson walked to lead off
the sixth against Atlanta rookie
Ron Reed, took third on Fred
Whitfield's single and scored the
go-ahead run on Perez' single.
Whitfield took third on the hit
and scored the Reds' third run as

Johnny Bench bounced Intoa
force play.
Major League
W L Pct. GB
Detroit 31 19 .620 -
Baltimore 28 21 .571 21,
Cleveland 29 22 .569 22
Minnesota 26 24 .520 5
Boston 25 25 .500 6
Oakland 23 25 .479 7
California 23 28 .451 8%
New York 22 28 .440 9
Chicago 21 27 .,438 9
Washington 20 29 .408 10
Yesterday's Results
Cleveland 2, Chicago 1
Minnesota 3, New York 0
Washington 4, Oakland 2
California 5, Baltimore 3, 10 innings.
IBoston 2-0, Detroit 0-2
Today's Games
Chicago at Cleveland, night
oakland at Washington, night
California at Baltimore, night
Minnesota at New York, night
Detroit at Boston, night


Sky above, mud below and soul within




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"Hey brother, can you give me
a ride to the concert," one mud-
dy little girl asked 'another Res-
urrection City resident in a beat-
up '54 Ford.
A week , before she hadn't
known this "brother''. Chances
were fair that she didn't know
him the night of the Memorial
Day concert by the Reflecting
Pool. But for Resurrection City
residents, formal introduction is
a custom of the outside.
In more ways than one, Respr-
rection City is a little land of its
own. Camped amidst the monu-
ments of a capital city, people in
Resurrection' City could be living
in the county fair-like' excite-
If you were a new resident of
Resurrection City you would be
surrounded by people from all
over the country who were
anxious to meet you and directed
by a concerned and approving or-
ganizer (Southern Ch r i s ti a n
Leadership Conference).
But also there's the mud -
fine liquid silt covering that can't
be warded off by boots or wooden
shanty wallS. And there's the
urge to lose sight of ,the prin-
ciple and go home. You're maybe
bored and undoubtedly would like
to get your clothes dried off.


Education extension service at the Poor People's University




W L Pet. GB
St. Louis 29 21 .580 -
Atlanta 27 23 .540 2
xsan Francisco 27 23 .540 2
xPhiladelphia 23 21 .523 3
Chicago 25 24 .510 32
C~incinnfti. 24 24 .500 4




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