Mets Do It Again

NEW YORK-The New York Mets shut out the Baltimore Orioles 5-0 yesterday to take a 2-1 lead in the World Series.

Delighted by his team's second consecutive victory, Met manager Gil Hodges said, "We just picked up some more non-believers. Somebody must be rooting for us after what we did in this one."

Met pitchers Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan yielded four hits in defeating Jim Palmer and the favored Orioles as 56.335 fans jammed Shea Stadium for the first home Series game in Met history.

Met batters produced six hits including home runs by center fielder Tommy Agee and first baseman Ed Kranepool. Starting pitcher Gentry aided his own cause with a two-run double-his first hit since August 3.

New York fielders reinforced their pitchers as Agee and shortstop Bud Harrelson made spectacular catches. In the seventh inning, with the bases loaded, Agee dove to grab a dropping line drive and rob Baltimore's Paul Blair of an extra-base hit.

Shirley Sicingin' at the UN


UNITED NATIONS, NY-"Little Shirley" would now like to be just good old Mrs. Black. the newest member of the United States delegation to the United Nations said yesterday.

And with that revelation. speculation that the UN delegation would change its name to the "Good Ship Lollipop" faded into the underbrush.

"I am grateful for the good life I had as a child, but I want to live in the present." Mrs. Black told an Associated Press reporter.

After her first five weeks in the UN, the still dimple-faced former star of "Little Miss Marker" discussed her eye-opening experiences on the UN Social Committee.

"It has proved to me that whatever country they come from, people are the same underneath. They are all human beings," she said.

"I sit between a gentleman from Upper Volta and a lady from the United Republic of Tanzania in the committee." she added. "Often, before the debate starts, we chat about our children and our household problems."

Thieu Asks U.S. to Stay

HUE, So. Vietnam-President Nguyen Van Thieu. in a funeral oration Tuesday at the common grave of 400 persons massacred by the Viet Cong last year, appealed to Americans "to have the courage and clear sight to remain here" and help South Vietnam.

Without making an overt reference to today's Vietnam Moratorium in the U.S., Thien said, "I am determined against a coalition government in South Vietnam and an unconditional withdrawal of the allies when South Vietnam is not yet ready to defend itself."

He invited American anti-war students to visit his country. "I would welcome any delegation of students to come here and visit Independence Palace. Hue Cemetery, and our soldiers in the field... and I think they would change their minds," he said.

Another Russian Satellite

MOSCOW-The Soviet Union yesterday launched an unmanned satellite containing scientific instruments. The satellite. Intercosmos 1, joins the unprecedented seven cosmonauts in three manned spaceships now in orbit.