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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - August 5, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseThe stars and stripes log 21 Stewart Matra Ford take wet race at nuer Burgering that has been the greatest single contribution to the world w of sports and recreation in the past two decades if probably could be any number of things better facilities the Advent of domed stadiums better equipment in Ved coaching and teaching methods to mention Only a limited few. Domed stadiums guarantee Protection from the weather int no future baseball game would have to be postponed arise of the elements and there would never have to be any win playoff games staged under the miserable conditions that sled in Green Bay twice last Winter. The creation of Houston s famed Astrodome brought Forth Holt we consider one of the most important developments in the trails world Good synthetic turf. Astroturf became a Neces sary element when the Best natural grass available simply was lot Good enough to survive in the dome. Fatmie development of a Good synthetic surface opens Many new i roads in the sports and recreation areas. Baseball and football have been played regularly in the Astrodome in fact it recently was the site of the annual All Star baseball game. Tennis Golf track and Field practically any outdoor sport can Benefit from such innovations. All that would be necessary would be lining the courts or Fields As needed. After the games Over the lines could merely be washed away. What a Boon this can be for Golf. Already a nine Hole course has been opened in Tennessee with artificial greens. Maintenance of Golf courses is a major Factor these Days. Artificial Green would eliminate the threat of burnouts that exist in the hot sultry areas or in the dry painless territories. This would be a big help too on Public courses where Many thousands of people play. And there would not be any necessity for having temporary greens in the Winter months like we have on the courses Here on the continent. Trying to putt on some of the patches called temporary greens around the military courses can be quite exasperating. We certainly would advocate making All greens synthetic fair ways too for that matter if it would be economically feasible. The biggest use for the artificial turf we believe comes in the realm of municipal stadiums places like Peoria 111., where fou High schools and a College use the same football Field. In Peoria it is not uncommon for a football game to be played on thursday night Friday night saturday afternoon and night and sunday afternoon of the same weekend. It does t take any stretching of the imagination whatsoever to envision the condition of the stadium turf Halfway through a season which stretches from the second weekend in september through the annual thanksgiving Day traditional finale Between the City s two oldest Public schools. By the third or fourth week of play the Center of the Field would be chopped Bare of grass. If that night s game happened to be played in Clear weather it would resemble a dust bowl. If i happened to rain it would soon be impossible to identify players wallowing around in the quagmire. Of course this could t happen with synthetic turf. The game would go on As scheduled and players and spectators alike would Benefit. There would be less slipping and sliding on the Parton players and of course the uniforms would remain relatively Dean. Selling school Board personnel on the installation of artificial turf would be a major obstacle the initial Cost probably would be quite prohibitive but savings realized from not having to re place the turf every year not needing to buy expensive equip ment and not having to maintain a Large maintenance staff would More than recompense for the outlay at the Onset within a relatively Short time. But use of synthetic grass in the above areas barely scratches the surface. The dirt floors of College and University fieldhouse could recovered and indoor Tennis and track meets could be staged merely by lining the areas. This would make for better playing an watching conditions too. And the fieldhouse could be used for such things As banquets commencement exercises Assembly pro Grams etc., too. The uses that City Park and recreation boards could find for artificial turf Are infinite. Playgrounds could be covered creating safer place to play and reducing the number of scrapes and cuts suffered by youngsters falling on Blacktop or Concrete decks. Along that line Bill Yeoman the University of Houston football coach said that in the two years the school has played or practice in the Astrodome it has had no knee or ankle injuries on the turf lie said this is because of the consistency m the and How about laying synthetic grass outside the City swim Mug and wading pools indoor or out. Such ideas should certainly meet with the approval of City Beautifier advocates. Since be grass has been developed to the extent that it is mildew for Litiuz lit _ 1.1 a am a Adenau Germany up Scotland s Jackie Stewart defied atrocious weather conditions on the nuer Burgering track sunday to score an overwhelming Vic tory in the German and euro Pean grand prix in his French american Matra Ford. He Drew steadily away fro the first Lap of the tortuous Cir Cuit to finish As the unchallenged Winner in 2 hours 19 minutes 3.2 seconds at an average Speed of 139.8 Kilometres per hour 87.37 Miles per hour he was chased All the Way by England s Graham Hill in a Lotus Ford but the former world Champion never looked like he would catch Stewart who finished More than three minutes ahead. In third place Only 200 Yard behind Hill was Jochen Rind of Austria in a Brabham Repco. The win enabled Stewart to draw up into second place in the world Drivers championship with 26 Points. Hill kept the Lead however with 30 Points. Patches of fog swirled Over the circuit sunday and rain poured Down throughout the race but Stewart never appeared were so bad that the race was Only allowed Totake place after a special inspection by the organizers an swedish race Driver Joakim Bonnier president of the grand prix Drivers association. Local experts dubbed Stewar the fog master after his win. He won the dutch grand Privat Zand Voort earlier this year in similar car a Happy marriage of a French Chassis and an Arneri continued on Page 11 German grand prix Winner Jackie Stewarte route to Victory through dense fog s ars and stripes local sports knits 5-3 Wuerzburg Germany special the Kitzinger Kolts who cinched the Marne league championship saturday r anther season record to 15-2 by Downing the second place Wuerz Burg warriors 5-3. Here sunday to sweep the weekend series. Left hander Bill Mason and Bob Erickson teamed up on the Mound to limit the warriors to four hits. Mason went the first six innings struck out 13 an gained credit for the Victory his third in four came on in the seventh As nearly the entire Kol Bench was pressed into service for playing experience prior tothe Usa eur playoffs. Erick son gave up one hit in his three inning stint. A three run fifth inning High lighted by Jim Fischer s two run triple paved the Way to the win. Fischer came Home on de Adraius sacrifice Fischer Dave Sacharski and Fred Jarmuz each had two of the 10 hits off starter and loser Dave Moilanen 3-3 and Mike loss left Wuerzburg with a 10-7 record. Kitzinger 100 030 010-5 0 3 Wuerzburg 000 011 100-3 4 0mason, Erickson i7 and Karle Kint Moilanen Burger i.7i and Alexander. A Mason 3-1. A Moilanen 3-3. Crusaders rip bad Kissinger j Schweinfurt German y special Home runs by Nedi Salter and Everett Jenkins led a 13-hit Schweinfurt attack Here sunday As the crusaders Ham mered out a 12-2 Marne league Victory Over bad Kissinger. Greg Allen Wallace Nye an winning Pitcher Preston pop eat had two hits apiece for Schwein Furt now 8-8. Paul Boisberg got four of eight bad Kissinger hits. J bad i Singen. 000 001 0012 Schwem Furt. 032 221 02x-12 i Miller. Faber i4 and keen die s 2 ,3 s Pei Ami Salter. A pop eat u-3k Iol. Or bad kiss Mineen Sci Weinfurt. Salter a Jenkins my Vul ?lwln7u we mi3 a a pm resistant and can be readily cleaned by washing or even vacuum waning maintenance there would be no problem either. C l 4 it n i .�4 a t-1 of w that hic Green. Caning Eime Riliey say that the grass is Greener on the other Side of the neut but that would t be so if All recreation facilities were a null la l l i n maps softball Champ Fuerth Germany special the 404th my co won the 4tharmd div slow pitch softball tournament sunday by beating the 2nd in 14th arty 5-4. In the final game. Germany la tourney postponed by rain by Ben Abrams staff writer Ramstein Germany is foiled by the elements sunday officials wintry to get the Germany Little league championships snders with the Ante schedule monday. Defending Champion Ramss hosting the Germany eliminations Aga n and i elber were paired in the first game and Wiesbaden matched skills w in Wuerzburg in the Nightcap. Games have been set for 2 an4 double elimination tournament features a twin Bill on Luo Dav and single games for the duration the finals to Kinig p Acet Nur Day if one team is fortunate to go through uns ath her Wise an if necessary contest will be played Friday. Kamsie in la. Wo3sd dil entry in an Effort to go the rejment started on time but a Small Lake two thuds of the a a Between Home plate and first base proved too big a water Hole awl tournament director Vernon Wilcox had to throw in the Mutl the Winner of the tournament will join entries from Jiu Greece Belgium the Netherlands the u.k., Turkey spam and Norway in the european championships at Bonn German.-, aug. 11-14

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