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Fri., July 9, 1976 3B ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH l.fv Jlli 'V WW Of Tevye, Giesler, Kiev, Colleges I 1. ,..v. bob broeg sports editor e-6w loss in the meet by which area college teams St. Louis University, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, University of Mis-souri-St. Louis and Quincy will compete against four invited opponents. To celebrate St. Louis's part of the Bicentennial appropriately in sports, chairman Milt Bischoff and other interested persons had sought originally to bring here collegiate or national youth teams of the countries whose flags first flew over St. Louis France, Spain and England. Additionally, the ethnic heart of this old French fur-trading post would have been saluted with the national juniors of West Germany, Ireland and Italy. For that matter, there was talk that the Israeli national team would be invited to play the Stars as part of the Strassen-fest. But Dynamo Kiev, a great professional team en route to an amateur event, the Olympics, was available more reasonably. And before Anheuser-Busch stepped in, the soccer tournament didn't have the money to invite the countries mentioned. By then invitations had been extended to Mackenzie University of Brazil, to the French-Canadians of Quebec Select, to Canada's National Youth Soccer Club and to Venezuela's Youth Club of Caracas. They bring interesting credentials to test the four St. Louis-area college teams, as Walter Giesler would attest. The Final Whistle A conciliator in an argumentative sport, Giesler insisted despite a rwnt heart attack to attend the annual USSFA meetings last week at Valley Forge, Pa. There, as manager of the United States team that upset England in the 1950 World Cup in Brazil, 1-0, Walter was asked to induct the American stars in the national soccer Hall of Fame. Seated awaiting induction were St. Louisans Frank Borghi, Charley Colum-bo and Harry Keough. Proudly, head bobbing characteristic-ly, Giesler related his "greatest thrill," remembering how goalie Borghi had astounded the Brazilians by throwing the ball beyond midfield and how Colum-bo of the underdog Americans had delighted the host nation by tackling an Englishman in the clear. Then, at the height of recalling his and America's top soccer moment, Walter Giesler collapsed and died. He'll be missed wherever soccer is cussed and discussed, but all of us should be so fortunate as to be thinking and talking about our first love at the Final Whistle. Artists should appreciate each other even if they don't appreciate or comprehend what the other does or says. Dynamo Super, But . . . Walter Giesler, as one of America's best-informed soccer men, a former player, referee, sponsor, Olympic manager and ex-president of the United States Soccer Football Association, would have understood a soccer note received yesterday from sports buff Jack Moran. Without demeaning Dynamo Kiev's earlier Super Cup conquests of Bayern Munich, West Germany's top professional team composed of most of the defending World Cup players, Moran pointed out that captain Franz Becken-bauer had been minus injured Gerd Muller and a couple of key players in the home-and-home series. Even if the sun long since has set on the British Empire, begging the pardon of Her Majesty on her royal visit to the colonies, the sun never sets on the No. 1 international sport soccer. Sure, Walter Giesler would like to be there to break bread at the St. Louis Bicentennial soccer dinner Friday night, Aug. 6 at Stouffer's Riverfront Towers and, of course, Giesler would have been at virtually all games of the area's international invitational soccer tournament scheduled Aug. 8-15. Most assuredly, the 65-year-old Giesler, sporting-goods executive and sportsman, would have been out there with the v record 12,000-plus crowd at Francis Field for Wednesday's mismatch in which Russia's Olympic-bound Dynamo Kiev toyed with those enthusiastic, ever-trying St. Louis Stars, 4-1. Giesler, a pixy whose eyes squinted in a smile from behind horn-rimmed glasses, would have grinned even wider at the story toldkout the sons of the Soviet Union. In Asked what they would like to see in St. Louis, they opted for the famous Municipal Opera in Forest Park, but hypersensitive hosts politely suggested a trip downtown to Busch Memorial Staai-, urn instead. Not that the political Reds wouldn't see more zeroes at the ball park than the Zero starring as, if he'll forgive the expression, the most delightful ham ever to portray Tevye. But because inoffensive St. Louisans felt that the young Russians might be offended by watching "Fiddler on the Roof." Although the mistreatment of the Jews came under the Czarist regime, the young Russkies, sons and grandsons of the Bolsheviks who threw off the suppressive royal yoke, might have found no joke or even understanding in Tevye's whimsical soliloquy with God as a silent listener. Somehow, even if the Kiev kids' interpreter had tailored Tevye's translation to suit the party line, I rather wish the Russians had seen Mr. Mostel. Thinking of buying a new carr 01 Which of these luxury cars has front-wheel drive, the most trunk space. Subsequently, at full strength, Moran pointed out, Bayern Munich won its third straight European Cup championship by beating St. Etienne, the French "Foreign Legion" team that eliminated Dynamo Kiev. Naturally, Giesler would have known that, just as he glowed to learn unofficially earlier that Anheuser-Busch, like Pepsi-Cola long interested in the local soccer program, had come to the rescue of the Bicentennial tournament. Losses Underwritten As a result in part of the brewery's participation announced yesterday by vice-president Denny Long, one of the area's most enthusiastic soccer supporters, Anheuser-Busch will underwrite any .Othebcst gas mileage, and costs half as much? WHO'S GOLDIE? Bill Hudson, the efdest of the Hudson Brothers, was married to Gjbldie Hawnpn Saturday. But with Goldie unavailable, Bill grabbed hold of two Missouri Watermelon Queens, Sherry Overton (left) and Linda Saputo. Bill and his brothers took part in last night's benefit Softball game. (Post-Dispatch Photo by Wayne Crosslin) Celebrities Capture Crazy Benefit Tilt Jf ef 45P !U MUl.j CMHUM .U-L A.W ijut W41 LIST PRICE 7188 Tennis Results U.S. Women's Open Quad Cities Golf MOLINE, III., July 9 (API Scores of NEW '75 AUDI 100LS Air-Conditioned, Tinted glass, special paint steel-betted radials, much mere. Limited Supply HUGE SAVINGS ON '76 MODELS! PHILADELPHIA, July 9 (AP)-First-round scores yesterday in the 72-hole U.S. Women's Open golf championship on the 6066-yard, par-71 Rolling Green Golf Club course: Connie Chillemi 35-34-69 Sandra Palmer 37-33 70 Mary Lou Crocker 34-3670 0 Corol Semple 35-36 71 JoAnne Corner 37-3471 Amy Alcott 34-38-72 Chako Higuchl 36 3472 Bonnie Laver 37-3673 Susie Berning 37-3673 74 Joyce Kazmierski, a-Donna horton, Sandra Post, Peggy Conley, a Lauren Howe, Pat Bradley. 75 Hollis Stacy, Jane Blalock, Laura Baugh, Mary Mills, a-Lida Kinnicutt, a-Deborah Massey, JoAnn Washam, Beth Stone. 76 Susie McAllister, Sandra Spuzich, a-Mary Beth King, o-Nancv Porter, Marlene Hagge, a-Betb Barry, a Lori Nelson, Kathy Ahem, a-Dorothy Porter, Judy Kimball, Mary Canney. 77 Marlene Floyd, Clifford Ann Creed, Jerilvn Britz, Morilyn Smith, Mardell Wilkins, Maria Astrologes, o-Judith Oliver, Gloria Ehret, Betty nira Is Mi the leaders yesterday in the first round of the 5100,000 Quad Cities Open golt tournament at the 6305-yard, par-71 Oak wood Country Club course: Fuzzy Zoeller 35-28 63 George Archer 32-3264 MikeMcCullough 34-31-65 Gene Fronk 32-3365 Carlton White 33-32-65 Bob Dickson 34-3165 Joe Porter 33-3366 Gary McCord 34-3266 Rex Caldwell 34-32-66 67 Lon Hinkle, Babe Hiskey, Barry Jaeckel, Tommy McGinnis, Mike Morley, Bill Mallon, Pat Fitzsim-mons. 68- Allen Miller, Dave Sheff, Ken Still, Dave Stockton, Joey Dills, John Lister, Lorry Nelson, Mike Reasor, Jack Ewing. Legion Baseball ST. LOUIS COUNTY FERGUSON 110 Ml 000-3 6 3 PINE LAWN NORMANDY 000 026 0OX-8 12 0 Steinbecker, McDonald (6), Killian (7) and Sawlich; Mathis and Murphy. NONLEAGUE Betlefonlaine 4, Alton 3 TULSA, July 1 Results of yesterday's matches involving St. Louis entries in the Missouri Valley lunior tournament: SINGLES GIRLS 18-YEAR-OLD SEMIFINALS Kim Steinmetz, St. Louis, defeated Maria Rothschild, St. Louis, 6-0, 6-3; Lori Oberheide, St. Louis, defeated Sue Clark, Kansas City, 6-4, 6-1. BOYS 18-YEAR-OLD SEMIFINALS Joe Hoffman, Topeka, Kan., defeated Eric Pepping, St. Louis, 6-3, 6-3. BOYS 14-YEAR-OLD SEMIFINALS Ken Floch, St. Louis, defeated Ian McLaughlin, Rock Island, III., 61, 5-7,6-1. DOUBLES GIRLS 18 YEAR-OLD SEMIFINALS Joan Flynn, St. Louis, and Kim Steinmetz, St. Louis, defeated Debbie De-neberg, Omaha, and Dianne Kobs, Omaha, 6-1,6-1. Gateway Golf At Oak Brook Golf Club 15-17-YEAR-OLD DIVISION: 1. Larry Shannahan, 69; 2. (tie) Rich Jarrett and Joe Schwent, each 71; 4. (tiel Greg Bevolo, John Symington and N0RTHGATE PORSCHE-AUDI LEWIS & CLARK (HIGHWAYS 367 & 270) 355-4414 Paul Tnttler, eacn 72. 13-14-YEAR-OLD DIVISION: 1. (tie) Bret Burroughs, Bernard Boran and Tom LaBarbara, each 74; 4. Tim Day, 75; 5. Rik Constance, 76. lost, 15-9. Sherry Overton, 1976 Missouri Watermelon Queen, and Linda Saputo, 1975 Missouri Watermelon Queen, gave out watermelons for every home run. Mark Hudson was impressed. "They have the best watermelons I've seen in a long time," Hudson said. "And you can quote me." Only five home runs were hit despite an inviting left-fieldfence that was only 235 feet away. "Still a long ways to me," said Metcalf. Metcalf got his watermelon the hard way. He hit an inside-the-park-homer. The Hudson Brothers, in St. Louis to rehearse "On The Town" for the Municipal Opera (July 19-25), got no watermelons. But the California-based lads got to meet two of their heroes, Hart and Metcalf. That was thrill enough for them. "I'm still in awe that Terry Metcalf and Jim Hart are here," Mark said. "We're fans of theirs." "Both you guys made the Hudson Brothers All-Star team," Brett told Metcalf. "We were the only guys in LA rooting for you." "I was kinda rooting for us, too," Metcalf said of last season's playoff game against the Rams. Last night, most of the crowd was rooting for the Hudson Brothers even if they had a hard time telling Bill from Brett. All the brothers were wearing old baseball Cardinal uniforms. But while Mark was wearing a Ken Tatum jersey (No. 19), Bill and Brett were each wearing a Tim McCarver jersey (No. 15). Most of the fans were too far away to notice Bill's wedding band (he married Goldie Hawn Saturday) or Brett's earring ("He's trying to be like Errol Flynn," Mark said. "But he looks more Huckleberry Flynn.") A fenterfielder with a pierced ear, though, is no more uncommon than a lefhanded catcher. Gary Bender, KMX-TV sportscaster, entered the game as a catcher, lefthanded though he is. "I'm afraid I'm going to set this game back a little bit," Bender said. , He shouldn't have been afraid. By Jerry Stack Of the Post-Dispatch Staff There was Minnesota Fats warming the bench. There was a belly dancer who didn't dance. , There was a hot-air balloon. And there was Steve Mizerany. There was Jack Buck with a cigarette and Ron Jacober with a pipe. "And the fellow with the nickel cigar is Mayor John Poelker," said the announcer, Mickey Garagiola. There were big names from sports (Jim Hart, Terry Metcalf, Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Al Hrabosky), from show business (the Hudsrfn Brothers) and from politics (Representative James W. Symington). There was a show by the Brass Unlimited Senior Drum & Bugle Corps and there was a show by the Green Beret 102nd Airborne Assault Force In Action. Trouble was, both were trying to put on their show at the same time. All this and a fireworks display, too. Yes, the seventh annual St. Louis Police Relief Association benefit Softball game was held last night and more than 8000 persons wandered around Washington University's Francis Field trying to figure out what was going on. As Bill Hudson said, "Well, this so far has been pretty crazy." The craziest scene occurred when the helicopter carrying the Green Berets hovered over the field with the Brass Unlimited Senior Drum & Bugle Corps still on the field playing. The wind created by the helicopter propeller blew the hats right off the Drum & Bugle Corps members and sent them scurrying. "That was really something," Mark Hudson said. "I bet a lot of people lost wigs, glasses and bras." Jim Otis, the football Cardinals fullback, was one who didn't lose his wig. "Thjs is the true test," Otis said in triumph. When the game got underway, it became apparent that the police were at a disadvantage against the celebrities., The police made it clear to Otis that stealing was not allowed, but still they m am mm Amateur Baseball MISSOURI NATIONAL BASEBALL CONGRESS TOURNAMENT At Heine Meine Field, Lemay TOOAY Kutis vs. Missouri-lllinoikCollegiate League All-Stars, 6 p.m. Texas Lady Braves vs. H. B. Deal, 8:30 p.m. SATURDAY ComptonHill vs. Sun Oil, 9 a.m. Houston vs. Union, 11:15a.m. Giesler-Jorgen vs. Blazers, 1:30 p.m. O'Fallon vs. Angels, 3:45 p.m. Knights vs. Flat River, 6 p.m. Carondelet Badgers vs. Cape Girardeau Capahas, 8:30p.m. ORVILLE HENTZ ii imiiiniiiiiiiiiMi ill Your Honda dealer has your Honda at your price right now! Check out the incredible savings on these seven models. Then come to your nearby Honda dealership ready to deal. You'll find great new prices on almost all the bikes in the 1 line. New 1975 CB-125S2 Manufacturer's suggested retail price. New 1975 CB-200T Manufacturer's suggested retail price. WE MAKE A BIG THING ABOUT OUR LOW PRICES ... WE'RE NEW AND WANT TO EARN YOUR BUSINESS Jim Lynch CADILLAC 9091 Dunn Road M 270 At N. Lindbergh a. sports shorts TONIGHT 7:00 ESM. V. V V V. V,, i: V: New. 1 975 XI -?50 K? Npw 1975 XI-35D K1 New 1975 CB-360T Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Manufacturer's suggested retail price. Manufacturer's suggested retail price. the Pittsburgh Triangles defeat the visiting Phoenix Racquets, 24-23f before 13,492 fans, the largest crowd in World Team Tennis history. Triangles owner Frank Fuhrer, who had promised fans a free ticket to the next match if the Triangles lost, was so pleased with the size of the crowd that at mid-match he announced that all fans in attendance would receive a free ticket to the next match regardless of the outcome. Motor Sports Don Prudhomme set a track-record of 232.55 miles per hour in the qualifying for the National Hot Rod Association Summernationals in Eng-lishtown.I. J. Soccer John Bertos, former owner and coach of the Boston Astros of the American Soccer League, has been named coach of the Boston Minute-men of the North American Soccer League. He replaces Hubert Vogelsin-ger, who resigned for "personal reasons." HOWDfl. Golf Connie Chillemi, an 18-year-old from Orlando, Fla., who turned pro last December, shot a two-under-par 69 to take the first-round lead in the United States Women's Open in Springfield, Pa. Sandra Palmer and Mary Lou Crocker were tier! for second with 70's entering today's second 18 holes. Fuzzy Zoeller shot a course record eight-under-par 63 to take the first-round lead in the $100,000 Quad Cities Open in Coal Valley, 111. Starting today's play he held a one-stroke lead over George Archer. Zoeller shot eight straight birdies to tie the Professional Golfers' Association record set by Bob Goalby in the 1961 St. Petersburg Open. Basketball Adrian Dantley scored 18 points and Scott May added 13 points, including his team's final six, for the United States Olympic team as it defeated a pro all-star squad, 79-78, at Monticello, N.Y. Chris Ford, Gus Gerard .'and Larry McNeill each scored 10 points for the pros. Baseball The Houston Astros have withdrawn what they call a "fair and equitable offer" to University of Arizona pitcher Floyd Bannister, who wasthe first'choice in last month's free agent draft. Tennis Evonne Goolagong defeated Chris Evert, 6-4, in women's singles to help CARDINALS New 1975 CB-500T Manufacturer's suggested retail price. New 1975 CB-400F Manufacturer's suggested retail price. vs. DODGERS a I Boxing Former world welterweight champion Jose Napoles announced his retirement from boxing in his hometown, Mexico City. Football Defensive back Kerry Reardon of the Kansas City Chiefs said he was retiring to devote full-time to his insurance business in Kansas City. He played five years for the Chiefs. flU Hill Manufacturers suggested retail price plus tax, license, transportation and dealer set-up if any Wear a helmet and eye protection XL-350 designed for operator use only. "K" numbers indicate model changes ffi 1976 American Honda Motor Co . Inc

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