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Another first for the CFL is that it managed to settle differences before the regular season was affected. A third first is that during the strike the CFL still managed to put on its All-Star Game.
But not so this year. The Indians are alive and well and headed for first place. In fact, maybe the people of Ohio will be spending a few early October days taking short drives into either Cleveland or Cincinnati to watch the master, Gaylord Perry, battle the hustler, Pete Rose. And won't that be a sweet joke on us!
At Kansas, which has one of the richest basketball traditions in the country, the list of alltime single-game high scorers includes the name of Lefty Sproull, who in 1913 scored 40 points against Washington University of St. Louis. Only Wilt Chamberlain, Clyde Lovellette, Bud Stallworth, B. H. Born and Walt Wesley ever scored more points in a single Kansas game. Jo Jo White never did. Sproull did it on 14 field goals and 12 free throws. He still holds the alltime Kansas free-throw record for conference games with 279.
The alltime Kansas single-game free-throw record goes all the way back to 1911, when Vern Long, the designated free-throw shooter (although of course he wasn't called that) scored 22 against the Kansas City Athletic Club. My recollection is that the rule was changed to put more of a premium on versatility. Now the trend seems to be to go the other way, as witness not only the designated hitter but the suggestion for designated base runners.
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TALE TOLD OUT OF SCHOOL
Miller was a member of a junior high social studies class she was teaching. The pupils were given the assignment of choosing a vocation they would like to follow, doing research on it and writing a report on their choice. When my friend saw that Miller had written about horses, she went to the principal for advice. Should she accept this paper? Was raising horses a serious vocation? The principal advised her to accept the paper since Del's grandfather did have horses on his farm, and with some misgivings she gave Del credit for it.