Some late trades and cutdowns (not all of which could be included in our SCOUTING REPORTS, pages 39-77) merit mention. The San Francisco Giants, for instance, again traded away Bobby Thomson, sending him this time to Chicago for Bob Speake. The St. Louis Cardinals, realizing their catching was weak, acquired Ray Katt from the Giants for Outfielder Jim King. At the same time, they decided that young Curtis Flood did need another year of seasoning and returned him to the minors. The Pirates sent Luis Arroyo to Columbus, while the Cubs gave up on Jerry Kindall, leaving a spot for Rookie John Goryl. Lastly, Detroit bought Stan Palys, an outfielder, from Cincinnati. As we go to press, other trades and changes are in the making.