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Black athletes air gripes;
Oklahoma ousts smrnters

By The Associated Press
KALAMAZOO - Negro athletes
at Western Michigan University
presented a request to school of-
ficials yesterday for "more equit-,
able treatment." A spokesman for
the Negroes said the request was
"not to be considered as any forn
of threat."
Tom Randolph, a sprinter on
the WMU. track team and spokes-
man for the group, said, "We have
no plans for any boycotts by black
athletes. Further action awaits a
reply to a letter we gave to school
authorities today."
In the letter delivered to WMU
President Dr. James W. Miller
and Athletic Director Joseph T.
Hoy, the Negroes asked for chan-
ges in the school's coaching setup,
scholarships, counseling and util-
ization of personnel.

The e ws no uf 1n':;e i .
the unive sity.
The st'iet.s s '. - T u
sity is incapitble of e ;r;M :
lationships with th b> ;t
lete." They teo med ihe r
ions "realistic. curst '
posals which we hove t i
the ef fo: t being nac1e by 1'vk

Pros alter PAT


in interleague play

ATLANTA, Ga. (')-An experi-
mental change in extra point
scoring which requires teams to
run or pass on conversion attempts
will be tried in 23 exhibition games
between American and National
Football League teams this sum-
Owners of the AFL and NFL
teams voted unanimously yester-
day to make the test but they de-
cided to retain the old extra point
rules in games matching teams of
of the same league.
Under the decision NFL teams
playing each other in exhibition
games can kick' or run or throw
for one point. Teams in the AFL
will be able to kick for one point
or run or pass for two.
The old rules also will apply
during all 'regular season games

unless, further action is taken by
the owners.
The experiment is being tried
to see if it would produce more
excitement because extra point
kicks have become almost auto-
matic in both the NFL and AFL.'
No conversion kicks will be al-
lowed in interleague exhibition
The extra point experiment pro-
duced the only news at the morn-
ing session of the spring meeting
which football officials said will
now stretch on into today.'
wners of the NFL teams con-
tinued to discuss strategy on ways
to counter claims by players that
they, deserve a bigger cut of the'
financial, payoff.
Mtill up' for° action by ,AFL own-
*ers is a proposal to eliminate the
use of names on player jerseys.

* e' e ' ollient
'L c :. " Cl 30 Ne-
- M U .ts rosters
T U i. Negro
Soy cu) i e4 sp)im g football
'he r.nive sl'y of Cali-
t yes'e ~y and Coach Ray
1 s1 y , i ! e cemands
'ham( Cn t m
'Theae .men, by not reporting
tor p wctice. Co e ,hemseives. in ef-
fect. eiovinl' themse'ves from
the Co'i'omia football team." he
He issued a statement saying.
"a list .of coaching demands re-
lating to the playing of personnel
was presented to me by one of
these athletes and by another per-
son representing the black com-
Wilksey d'eclined to make public
the demancs or to name either
of the two who presented them.
He did siy both are students.
NORMAN, Okla.-Four Negroes.
three of them members of the
varsity track team, were suspend-
ed yesterday for the remainder of
the season by Jim Martin, Uni-
versity of Oklahoma track coach.
Martin said the action was
taken because of the "unfavorable
attitude and behaviors of the four
and had nothing to do with race.
The varsity men are sprinters
Wayne and Glen Long and Robert
Brown, all juniors' and three-
fourths of OU's 440-yard relay
team which won at the Kansas
and Drake relays.
They will be missing at the Big
Eight track and field champion-
ships this weekend at Boulder,
Colo. e
Graham, a freshman, had com-
pleted comnpetiton this season.
. Martin said the. athletes didn't
Iwear the. red and~ white meet
uniforms las everyone else on the
squad did at the state federation
meet here Saturday.
"And their flippant behavior
toward their competitors in this
meet was witnessed by everybody
there," Martin said. "They made
no attempt whatsoever to show
unity or cooperation toward me
or the rest of the team with their
attitude and the manner in which
they conducted themselves."
He said the four also missed all
of the Sooner's workouts the past
eight days. Martin said Brown in-
formed him it was a boycott. Mar-
tin said he would talk later with
the athletes about next year if
they are interested.
Recently, some 20 Negro athletes
lodged a series of protests with
Athletic Director Gomer Jonea
who said they had some justifi-
cation with two oftheir 27 griev-
ances. Martin said the athletes
promised not to take part in any


A different kind of riot on Detroit's Twelfth Streetr


wh eels


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shake his hand. Teenagers *n
the nearly all-black crowd
jumped onto the slow-moving
car, at some points, some tef
th.4 nearly landing in the !an
o' 1he senator's wife, who is
c ently expecting her elev-
en h child. .
Later, Kennedy stopped at
St. Paul's African Methodist
Episcopal Zion Church. where
Vice President Hubert Humph-
rey had appeared the day be-
fore. There, he addressed dele-
gates to the 38th Quadrennial
Session of the Negro denomina-
tion, and was frequently 4nter-
rupted by applause as he called
for adequate jobs, medical care.
housing and education for they
poor - black and white alike.
A motorcade through large-
ly-Polish Hamtramck ;nn-
prised the last part of Ken-
nedy's Detroit visit. The e,
hundreds lined the curb )f Jo-
seph Campau St., the commun-
ity's largest thoroughfare.
The senator left Detroit late
yesterday afternoon for the,
West Coast, where he is begin-
ning the stretch drive of t! e
primary season. Balloting in
Oregon on May 28 and in Cal-
ifornia on June 4 is considered
crucial by the camps of ootn
Kennedy and Sen. Eugene Mc-
Carthy. Vice President Huirdi-
rey is not on the ballot in eith.
er state.

Taking the foot out of football

w MINNEAPOLIS-Charges of ra-
cial discrimination raised by a
Negro athlete formerly at the
University of Minnesota are due
"o uthrpobn y nvest

The candidate n the crowd at Kennedy Square


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'Birds blast Tigers,10-8;-
Pirates blanked again,1-0
By' Jhe Associated Press PITTSBURGH - Steve Carlton
DETROIT -. Boog Powell and fired a four-hitter and. Julian
Curt Motton each hit three-run Javier slammed his first home
Homers as the Baltimore Orioles run of the season, sending St.
snapped a seven-game losing Louis to its second straight 1-0
streak with a 10-8 vfctory over victory over Pittsburgh last night.
Detroit in a free-swinging game Carlton, 4-1, pitched hitless ball
of six home runs and three triples until Donn Clendenon beat out
last night. a bouncer in back of second base
Powell slammed his first inning "leading off the fifth, and only
homer, his fifth, off loser Denny on- Pirate reached second bpse.f
McLain, who lost his first game The Piratns now haven't scored
after five straight complete game in 25 innings.
victories. Powell drove in another '.
run with an infield out in the
third. CLEVELAND - New York and,
Rookie Elrod Hendricks hit his Cleveland played to a 2-2 tie v s-

task force on human relations.
The accusation was made Tues-
day by Randy Staten, a Gopher
lineman from 1963 to 1965.
He said he knew of Negro ath-
letes "who were told they would
not play if they dated white girls."
And he charged that such athletes
were systematically excluded from
outside work opportunities, but
that the jobs were available for
He blamed the athletic de-
partment in each instance.
Athletic Director Marsh Rya-
man and Glen Reed. his assistant,
Were not available for comment.
Prof. Geor-e Donohue, who
hea('s the task force set up by
nive-sity Psesident Ma'colm C.
Moos. to' investi-ate such matters,
s-id Slatern's chernes w-e-e the
'st to be ail ed. He added that
he committee r-ould meet again
't week to look into them fur-
,9t. a ";' e of Charlotte,
N C.. sid he h ( witnesses to the
in(cents he spoke of.


first homer in the second and
Dave Johnson belted his third off,
relievei John Hiller in the fifth
for a 7-3 lead.
Motton hit his decisive pinch
homer, his third, off Jon Wardn,
the fifth Detroit pitcher, in the
eighth to wrap up the Oriole scor-
Mickey Stanley drove in four
runs for Detroit with a two-run-,
homer, a single and a force .out
and Norm Cash hit his first homer
in the sixth to pull Detroit within
Dick McAuliffe hit a pair of
triples and Al Kaline had the
other three-bagger.
Detroit scored twice in the
ninth before winner Eddie Watt,
1-2. got the last out.

terday in a game called on ac-
count of rein after a 42-minute
delay in the first half of the
eighth inning.
The game must be renla yd at
a later date. All indi irlii' '"cords
will go into the book, however.
Perry survived a nintih inns-isr
scare with relif hlp and Willie
. tavs crack-d a twi-rn homr
ycst'rday es th- ,eSP -) cIrJq-o
GUpnts downd thp jroslon As-.
tres 7-3.
MPys bolt-d his s-x-nth homer
of the ssorni arid 571st of his
car.eer with t'-o out in th- fi-0t
innim aftr PonP unt t rych

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