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'SO DAD'S PUNISHING ME'
SCHOOL MUST-BE OUT
La Grande's small-fry took advantage 0 warm and school-less afternoons earlier this
week to line up at the city pool at Pioneer Park: The pool, which opened for the sea
son last Monday, has been doing a booming business according to manager Larry
.Seachrist. As yet the' pool is open only from 1 to 5 p.m., but hours may be expanded
as demand increases.
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DIVING DEMONS What a lot of preparation is re-
3uired before a fellow can enjoy a cool swim on a hot
ay. Wayne Hilliard (facing camera) and Bunny Trice
are busy strapping on all sorts of paraphernalia before
taking a dip. Similar scenes were in evidence all week
as La Grande's city pool became the new meeting place
for the younger set.
Yankees Are Coming
ifWith 'Real Vengeance
'i By FRED DOWN 's
' ' UPI Start Wrlt-
The Yanks are coming and
with a vengeance.
The hitless blunderers of a cou-
pie of weeks ago are rolling along
with seven victories in their last
l eight games. They've averaged
nine runs a gnmc in their Inst
I five starts. And they're rapidly
1 catching up to a whole league
1 that had them down and didn't
J know how to keep them there.
1 The world champions showed
' the largest American League
i crowd of the season, SI.U3."i, at
Cleveland Friday night that they
i ' am t dead yet when they pum
(melcd the Indians, 11-2, with n
17-hit attack. The .
I the Yankees into sixth place
but they're still only 4'4 games
J out of first place and it looks like
the big drive toward the top is
t The Chicago White Sox length
ened their first - place lead to
ll'i games when they beat the
Boston Red Sox. 5-2. the Ralti-
moro Orioles downed the Kansas
4V-uy niniuucs, o-i, anu me Lieu oil
Tigers kept one percentage point
ahead of the Yankees with a 7-G
t decision over the Washington Sen
ators in the other American
J ' The Los Angeles Dodgers do
, feated the Milwaukee Braves, 5-1,
Teams Tie In
j Bowling Play
"The "G utter Gang"' and "I'ir
Ups" tied for first place honors
1 1 Ins . week in the Wednesday
tafternoon- bowling league.
3 Both teams won 11 and lost 5
-in the competition: the Gutter
rGang had a score of 4,917 and the
:Pin Ups. 4.301.
' Lois Ferguson, with a score of
436, and Rosemary Teuscher, 159.
Jled the Gutter Gang, and Lou
JUurke, with scores of 3 and
1158, brought the pin Ups to first
' x ' Other teams, and individual
jjhowlers were: . -
S ' "Lucky Strikes" won 9. lost
7: Gloria Telfair, 453. 182.
, J 1 "Nameless Ones" won 8,
ilost 8; Gloria Nelson, 387, 152.
"McCoy's Bandits" won 7.
Jlost 9; June Ferry, 447; Betty
SBethel, 162. ' '
' ' "The Duds" won 2, lost 14;
iBetty1 Alexander, 392, 145.
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the Cincinnati Reds beat (lie San
Francisco Giants, 7-2,- and the
Chicago Cubs whipped the Pitts
burgh Pirates, lu-5. in National
League games. St. Louis at Phil
adelphia was rained out.
Gil McDougald and t'lston How
ard hit homers and Tony Kubck
had four hits in a Yankee 'attack
that routed Gary Bell and en
allied. Art Ditmar to win his
third gnmc. l.ate intiing homers
by Bill Martin and Rocky Cola
vito deprived Uitmnr of a shutout
after the Yankees ran up a i 11-0
lead. The crowd was the largest
in Cleveland since Sept. 4, 1955.
Harry Simpson's three-run eighth
inning double provided the White
Sox with their victory and gave
relief ace Gerry Staley his sec
ond win of the season. Luis
Apnricio and Al Smith paced the
White Sox' 10-hit attack with two
hits each while Frank Mulzone
homered for the Red Sox.
Milt Pappas allowed only five
hits in winning his fifth game for
the Orioles who are only 31 per
centage points out of first place.
Gus Trinndos and Gene Woodling
homered for the big blows that
dealt Ned Garvtar his fourth loss
against four victories. Triandos'
homer was his 12th and Wood
ling's his sixth of the season.
Al Kaline singled home Eddie
Yost in the ninth inning to give
the Tigers their victory over
Washington despite two homers
hy Bob Allison. Dave Sisler won
his first game of the year, allow
ing onlyi one hit over the last
three Innings, while Camilo Pas
eiial suffere'l his sixth setback.
Gail Harris homered for the Ti
The, Dodgers, only NL team
with a career edge over Warren
Spahn, handed the great Milwau
kee southpaw his sixth loss of the
year by tagging him for four runs
and nine hits in seven innings.
Gil Hodges, now hitting .857
against Spahn for the season, and
Charlie Neal each knocked in
two runs for Los Angeles. Johnny
1'odres went the route for the
Dodgers, limiting the Braves to
seven hits' and scoring his sixth
victory of the year.
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Fresno One Up
In NCAA Tilts
SEATTLE 1 UPI ) Fresno State
was one game up on the Univer
sity of Washington Huskies today
as the two teams squared off in
their bcst-of-lhree series for the
District 8 NCAA baseball crown.
1 Pitcher LcRoy Gregory deliv
ered a pinch hit single in the bot
tom of the ninth Friday night to
carry the Bulldogs to a 3-2 victory
in the opener.
The two teams were to play the
second and, if necessary, the third
Gregory's blow with one out and
the sacks filled in the ninth broke
up a tight pitching duel between
Fresno State's Dick Doepker and
Washington's Daryl Burke.
Burke, who fanned nine Bull
dogs, lost control to open the ninth
and walked Augie Garrido and Lee
Murphy. Burke then made a bad
throw to first on Jerry White's
bunt but was saved for the mo
ment when his second baseman,
Gary Snyder, backed up the nlay
and threw Garrido out at the plate.
Sophomore Bob Johnson then
relieved Burke and walked Jim
Garrett purposely to fill the sacks
and set the scene for pinch hitter
Jerry White singled in one run
for Fresno State in the second
and Garrett drove in White. Wash
ington tied it at 2-2 in the eighth
when they pushed across a run on
two singles, a sacrifice and an
Infield out. ,
, Doepker fanned seven and
walked but two.
REDS BUY ARROYO '
, CINCINNATI, Ohio I UPI)
Southpaw Luis Arroyo earned an
other chance in the major leagues
today when the Cincinnati Reds
purchased him from the Havana
Sugar Kings of the International
League. Arroyo, previously with
the Cardinals and Pirates, had a
1.47 earned run average with the
Sugar Kings. 1
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Observer, La Grande, Ore.,
Competition Is Stiff
For PCL Cellar Spot
By DON BECKER
UPI Staff Writer
The Seattle Rainiers are getting
some stiff competition for last
place in the Pacific Coast League.
Bui the Rainiers should be used
to this kind of pressure. Last year
they had to go right down to the
wire before they won sole posses
sion of the cellar from Spokane.
Right now, there are three
teams wedged in a hot dispute
for the' distinctive eighth place.
Seattle and Salt Lake a'e both
Wi games back while Siiokanc
is 10 games off the pace.-'
Who's In Last?
The Rainiers had a chance to
really get their teeth in the bot
tom spot Friday night but they
won an 8-5 decision from Salt
Lake. The loss put the Bees three
percentage points behind the
Rainiers. Spokane stayed in the
running by gracefully losing to
second place San Diego, 4-3, while
league leading Sacramento had
it s lead chopped by a full game
as it lost to Vancouver, 5-4 in 14
innings. Phoenix whipped Port
land 8-4 in the other PCL game.
Joe Taylor ended the 14 inning
Sacramento - Vancouver episode.
He hit a sacrifice fly with the
Major League Standings
United Press International
W L Pet. GB
Milwaukee 30 19 .612 . . .
San Francisco 28 22 .560 2'i
Pittsburgh 27 23 .540 3'
Los Angeles 27 25 .519 4'4
Chicago 25 25 .500 5'j
Cincinnati 24 26 .4H0 64
St. Louis 19 29 .3'JC 10'i
Philadelphia 18 29 .383 11
Chicago 10 Pittsburgh 5, night
Cincinnati 7 San Fran. 2. night
Los Angeles 5 Milwaukee 1, night
St. Louis at Philadelphia, night,
W L Pet. GB
Chicago 28 21 .571
Cleveland 25 21 .543 i"i
Baltimore 27 23. 540 l'i
Kansas City 23 23 .500 3 '4
Detroit 23 25 .479 44
New York .22 24 .478 4'i
Washington 23" 27 .460 51
Boston " 20 27 .426 7
Chicago 5 Boston 2, night
Baltimore 6 Kansas City 1, night
New York 11 Cleveland 2. night
Detroit 7 Washington 6, night
United Press International
W. L. Pet. GB
Sacramento 32 19 .627
San Diego 29 21 .580 24
Portland 24 22 .522 54
Phoenix 26 25 .510 . 6
Vancouver 24 25 .490 7
Spokane 21 28 .429 10
Seattle 21 29 .420 104
Salt Lake 20 28 .417 104
Phoenix 8 Portland 4
Seattle 8 Salt Lake 5
Vancouver 5 Sucramento 4
San Diego 4 Spokane 3 ,
La Grande, Ore.
Sat., June 6, 1959 Page 2
bags jammed to drive in the win
Dick Luebke. who came on in
relief for Vancouver in the 10th
inning in place of starter George
Bamberger, was credited with his
second win of the season against
no losses, lie uidn t allow a run.
Three walks and a stolen base
set the stage for Taylor's game
winning blow. Taylor, the big
slick man for the Mounties all
season, also batted in two other
Nippy Jones blasted a pair of
homers for the Solons, his sixth
and seventh of the season, and
batted in three runs.
San Diego's John Briggs scat
tered seven hits as he notched
his third straight win since join
ing the Padres from Cleveland.
San Diego pushed across the win
ning run in the eighth inning on
a bunt single and three walks.
Firemen At Work
Darrell Martin and Bill Kennedy
combined forces to toss some ex
cellent relief ball for Seattle and
give the Rainiers their win. The
pair threw four and two thirds
innings of scoreless ball. The
Rainiers jumped to a 6-0 lead but
they had it narrowed to 6-5 before
Martin came in and put a stopper
on the Bees. Kennedy came in to
pitch in the seventh inning to put
down another Bee threat.
Phoenix erupted in characteris
tic fashion for seven runs in the
seventh inning to gain its win
over Portland. The key ploy of
the inning was an errant throw
by George Freese, the PCL's lead
ing hitter.' The Portland third
baseman hit Jim J3ridweser on
the head with a throw aimed for
home plate. Two runs scored on
Bill Wilson belted his seventh
homer of 'the campaign to lead
off the frame and before it was
over, Ben Valenzuela socked his
10th with a pair of mates aboard.
Portland 002 090 0204 11 1
Phoenix 000 100 70x 8 10 0
Brunei, Pillette 7 and Tornay;
Choate. Wright 4), Navarro (8)
Spokane 000 210 0003 7 1
San Diego 200 001 Olx 4 8, 2
Ortega and Backlund; Briggs and
Seattle ' 312 002 0008 11 1
Salt Lake 002 030 0005 11 1
Stcnhouse. Martin (5), Kennedy
8i and Jenkins; Rowe, Sayer (1),
Wickersham 3 and Onuska,
Van. 110 000 020 000 015 8 0
Sac. 000 101 020 000 004 12 1
Bamberger, Luebke (1) .and
White; Nelson, Fox (8), Osen
baugh (13), Davis (14) and Dal
rymple. PATTERSON IS FAVORED
NEW YORK I UPI) New
York bookmakers have ' made
Floyd Patterson a 3-1 favorite to
whip Sweden's Ingemar Johans
son in their world heavyweight
title boot at Yankee Stadium June
25. A bookmaker said today there
is "very little (betting) action''
on the fight.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
On Union r Hot Lake
NEXT TO THE FLAMINGO
Car Trials Start 11:00 All
OVER 40 CARS
Adults $1.00; Children Undr 12 50c
tie Says Adults Should Give
Games Back To Youngsters
Editor's Not: Nail Andwson
is a tanior at tha University of
Oragon, majoring in journal
ism. ' Hit horn town is Port
land. This article is a summar
iution of his senior thosit.
By NEIL ANDERSEN
University of Oregon
The car left the little town be
hind and hurried through the
night. Its headlights probed the
increasing darkness of the coun
tryside. Suddenly a figure appeared on
A small boy, his head bent
forward, arms swinging dejected
ly at his side, shuffled aimlessly
along the shoulder of the road. A
baseball glove hung limp and
worn from his hand.
The car stopped and the driver
offered the boy a ride. As the
boy climbed into the front seat
of the car, the tears trickling
across his cheeks reflected the
glare of the lights.
"Where you going?" asked the
"Home, about three miles up
the road", was the boy's dejec
ted reply. '
How come you're walking
alone at this time of night?" the
driver asked next. '
"Dad's punishing me," the boy
explained. "When I get home I'm
going to have to go to bed with
out supper too. I play right
field for a Little League baseball
team an' I dropped a fly ball an
we lost the game," he continued,
"so Dad's punishing me."
This episode far from hypthe-
tical illustrates one of the many
problems that face prc-adolesccnt
The value of athletics in the
development of boys and girls
has long been recognized by edu
cational leaders, physicians and
parents. But the question of whe
ther or not these activities should
be organized and directed toward
highgly competitive sports is a
point to be resolved.
Within the last twenty years,
interest in highly competitive ath
letics for boys twelve and under
has greatly increased as a result
of the growth of Little League
and similar organizations in both
football and basket.
The growth of public rccrea
tion facilities, increasing empha
iis on physical education pro,
grams in the public schools and
glorification of the professional
athlete by the press, radio and
television have tended to rein
force the trend.
The conflict over such, parti
cipation has developed around
two aspects: the physical and the
psychological. The physical prob
lem concerns itself with the ques
tion of stress and strain upon the
organs and skeletal strictures of
the youngsters involved. Further
more, it considers the effect of
such strains in terms of the
child's growth and development.
The medical arguments against
bone injuries, organic harm and
physical fatigue cannot be dis
puted. However, they do not ap
ply only to competitive athletics.
Conditions that provide opportun
ity for physical injury are pres
ent in every-day play. A fall
while running or walking may
cause as serious an injury as slid
ing into second base. The relative
ease with which bone injuries
may occur in noncompetitive situ
ations makes them invalid as an
argument against organized ath
letics. Those who stress the psycho
logical aspect of the question are
concerned with the individual's
mental health. They are concern:
ed with his reaction and adjust
ment to psychic stress and wheth
er the tensions that occur in conf-
petitive athletics are significant
in the development of personal
ity. With children in their forma
live years, both physically and
mentally, two questions can be
asked about competitive athletic
competition. What good can re
sult and what harm can be done
to a participant in such a pro-
pram? No one really knows cith
As the controversy has grown
there has been an increasing
number of magazine and news
paper articles dealing with the
subject. Much of the so-called
iinformation in the fields of phy
sical fitness and competitive alh
lctics is idea, feeling or belief
tther than fact. Little clinical
evidence is given to support
claims for either the beneficial
or harmful effects of competitive
athletics for prc-adolescent youth.
Educators and psychologists
physicians and parents are in
general agreement that over-em
phasis of competitive athletics is
potentially harmful to the indivi
dual. The controversy, therefore,
c nters around the point at which
competition becomes harmful.
What most critics object to is
the over-emphasis place on these
For the moment, disregard the
implications of the physical prob
lem. Assume, instead, that phy
sical injuries are the result of
over-emphasis on participation.
As a result of external pressures
created by parents, coaches and
commercial interests, participa
tion is carried to the point where
the child is unaBle to cope with
the situation physcially. Any
physical harm then can be con
sidered, indirectly, as neither the
fault of the program nor the boy
This suggests that psychological
motivation is the area of poten
There seems to be no belief
that competition per se is psycho
logically harmful. Authorities
agree that a child is born and
reared in competitive society and
that he continually competes with
r.imself, his playmates and his en
However, just as there are lim
itations on physical ability, there
are also limitations on a child's
ability to comprehend and analyze
a situation. Children are sensi
tive to an extreme. The tensions,
fears and excitement of an adult
can be transferred to the child.
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TERROR IN A
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Also "APACHE WARRIOR"
If the child lacks the mental
ability to comprehend, the result
is an increase in emotional con
flict. These programs designed to
provide the children with super
vised activity, have been usurp
ed by the adult and his standards.
The child's idea of fun has been
replaced by the adult concept of
winning. As a result, commercial
ization by business and the vicar
ious satisfaction of parents have
combined to produce an unheal
thy over-emphasis 'on these pro
Commercialization has resulted
in an intricate system of playoffs
and championships with their tension-creating
situations. The ex
citement of these tournaments
and games has led many parents
to overlook their child's ability
and welfare to bask in the reflct
cd glory of the youngster's achieve
ments. Oftentimes the child is punish
ed,- criticized or berated for inab
ility or mistakes on the feld. Love,
understanding and help are for
gotten. Consequently, the child,
susceptible to adult pressures and
influences, will attempt tto gain
approval by attempting to fulfill
the adult s exjectations. Eventual
ly,, however, a child will reach
a paint where he no longer has
the mental or physical ability to
handle the pressures. A parent.
coach or sponsor who fails to put
the child s welfare first adds
measurably to the development of
tensions and frustration in the
child. ' '
Admittedly these situations are
ft'w; but they do exist, they must
be eliminated before they ruin
the game for the children. The
mental and physical' welfare of
one child is more valuable than
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