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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Tuesday, August 17, 1971
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,;;.:··::' ^ m i I T a g l i a b u e Former Local Resident Nearly Gets Into Act Odds and ends: At right is a picture from the Minnesota-San Diego exhibition game Saturday night in which the Chargers' J. W. Wilburn has his head jolted by a strong left from Vikings' lineman Carl Eller. The fellow in the T-shirt who looks as if he probably shouldn't be there is Greg Doramus, a former Corpus Christian and student trainer at Texas AI who now weekends with the Chargers as an aid for visiting teams. Doramus works on the West Coast for General Dynamics Corp. Corpus Christi's top hope for a berth in the national AAU svyim championships starting tomorrow in Houston, Adrian Ridgeway, didn't make it in the qualifying meet last weekend, but she still set three state records -- a 19:02 in the 1500 meters; 4:53 in the 400 meters and 2:20.2 in the 200 meters -- in the 15-17 year old division. The former King High 'student swims for the Spartan Athletic Club. Another former Corpus Christian, Jesse Avalos, will appear in a 10-round co-featured bout in Houston's Sam Houston Coliseum next Tuesday, facing veteran Jose "Polio" Gabino, the Reynosa native who now fights out of Port Arthur. Avalos, now a Fort Worth resident, has a 17-1-1 record and holds the Texas welterweight title. Oldtimers, Bowl, Coaches Add the names of Stan Musial and Lou Burdette to the list of greats who have accepted invitations for the annual Old-Timers game in Houston's Astrodome Aug. 28 prior to the Astros-Pittsburgh game. Nervous Nellies who fear college football will over-expose the bowl business with the ever-increasing list of post-season games, may have their fears quieted for the moment. If there is over-saturation, you can't tell it from the experiences of the newest bowl game -- the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Ariz., which is already a near sellout in 51,000-seat Sun Devil Stadium. The inaugural Fiesta classic is scheduled Dec. 27, pitting the Western Athletic Conference champion against a top-ranked outside team. The rumor is that Bob Rule, recently resigned executive secretary of the Houston Golf Association, has asked to return to the post. Former Texas AI players in new coaching jobs this season include: Ted Unbehagan, who has moved from Houston Westchester to Texas Tech; Gene Wal- Icoviak, from Mathis to Rice Consolidated, where he joins another former Javelina, Jerry Hajovsky; and Mike Williamson, moving from Orange Grove to Pear- sail. Russian Football? MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL (ff) -- The Russian who introduced hockey in the Soviet Union Wants to see the insides of a National Football League training camp. Murray Williamson, the U.S. Nationals' hockey coach who just returned from a trip to the Soviet Union, said he is trying to make arrangements with the Minnesota Vikings to allow Anatoly Tarasov to tour then: facilities. "He is interested in going to an NFL camp," Williamson said. "I have a feeling they want to start football over there." Williamson, who spent six days with- Tarasov inspecting the Russian training methods, has invited the Soviet coach to Minnesota Sept. 2-12. "He didn't say he wants to see a training camp because they want to start football over there," Williamson said. "It may be he wants to get new ideas for his hockey training program. "But 20 years ago they didn't have hockey in Russia and lie's the man who started their program," said Williamson. The Soviet hockey team has dominated the world tournament for years, and will be the favorite in the 1972 Winter Olympics in Japan. "He claims Ms goal in life is to play a National Hockey League team," Williamson said. "He made a toast to a proposition of playing three National Hockey League games. "He said, 'We may not win. The outcome doesn't matter. We will learn from it.' " A spokesman for the Minnesota North Stars hockey team said his club would be "very happy to play them." Williamson called Tarasov a gracious host, a very popular man among Ms people. "He likes to hold court," said Williamson. "He likes fun. He's very astute. "They train 11 months a year," Williamson said. "Are they professional? It's not debatable. There's no such thing as an amateur or professional in Russia. They are just athletes." TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1971 4-8 GAINING ON GOLF PHILADELPHIA (AP) Gary Ballman was hit by P r e s i d e n t Nixon's wage freeze, but apparently it didn't have any effect on the performance of the Philadelphia Eagles' veteran wide receiver. The 31-year-old Ballman has been squabbling over salary with Eagles' general manager ' Pete Retzlaff. He has refused to sign a new contract and apparently decided to play out STARGELL, JEN KINS Swinging Vibrations By Th» Associated Press Willie S t a r g e l l felt the vibrations--and the Houston Astros'got the shock. Ferguson Jenkins felt like swinging--and the A t l a n t a Braves got kayoed. Stargell, the major league leader in home runs with 41 and in runs batted in with 108, cracked three singles and a double and drove in four runs Monday night, pacing the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-3 victory over the Astros. J e n k i n s , the winningest pitcher in the N a t i o n a l League, moved closer to his fifth consecutive 20-game season, hurling a two-hitter for his 19th victory as the Chicago Cubs blanked Atlanta 3-0-with the help of a two-run double by the big right-hander. I n t h e other N a t i o n a l League games, Cincinnati defeated St. Louis 6-5 and New York topped Los Angeles fi-0. The powerful 6-2^, 215- pound Stargell had been in a recent slump, going in days w i t h o u t a homer, before crashing two against St. Louis Sunday. He then felt, he had shaken his slump. "I could feel it when I picked up a bat," he said. "My strength was coming back. Somehow wlien I do that, a message goes to my brain and tolls nie if I'm ready lo hil or n o t . " He certainly was ready against the Astros. After the Astros scored two runs in the top of the first, the Pirates tied the score in the bottom of the inning on a single by Dave Cash, a triple by Vic Davalillo and a single by StargeU. The Pirates broke open the game with four runs in the fifth when Cash walked, Dav- alillo smashed his second triple, Al Oliver walked, Stargell doubled in two runs and Bob Robertson hit a sacrifice fly. And they completed their scoring in the seventh on a double by Davalillo, a single by Oliver, an RBI single by Stargell and another sacrifice fly by Robertson. Pittsburgh starter Dock Ellis was forced to leave after seven innings because of a sore elbow, which has been bothering him the past few starts. However, he gained his 171 h victory against six losses. The victory ended a four- game Pirate losing streak and i n c r e a s e d their National League East lead to five g a m e s over St. Louis. Jenkins, the high-kicking 6- v5, 205-pound Cubs' 'ace, limited Allanla to only two hits--Ralph Garr's single in the foiirKi and Ear] Williams' single in the f i f t h , lie also stopped Ihe 22-game h i l l i n g streak of Ilio Braves' Hank Aaron, retiring him three straight, times. And he walked just one and struck out seven, giving him only 26 bases on balls and 204 strikeouts in 243 2-3 innings this season. But he wanted to talk more about his hitting than his pitching. "I was sure fortunate to get the double in the ninth inning and have the two extra runs," he said. "If the ball's over the plate like that one was, I'm going to swing at it," Jenkins, is on the threshold of being the first pitcher to string together five consecutive 20-victory seasons since Ihe Braves' Warren Spahn did it from 1956-60. The triumph moved the Cubs within one-half game of St. Louis in the NL East. The Cards were beaten by Cincinnati on George Foster's lorn-scoring single in the ninth. The hit scored Tony Perez, who had walked and reached second on Johnny Bench's single. The Mets, behind the seven- hit pitching of Tom Seaver, snapped a five-game losing streak and dealt the Dodgers their I bird straight loss, dropping Los Angeles 01/2 games 1) c 'h i n d front-running San Francisco in the NL 'West. his National Football League option. But Monday night he caught nine passes for 166 yards and one touchdown in the Eagles' 34-28 exhibition victory over the Buffalo Bills. "I'm not going to worry about it (the money)," Ballman said. "I learned a long time ago not to worry about anything until it comes into being." The passing combination of quarterbacks Pete Liske to Ballman keyed the. Eagles' second victory in two exhibition games. Liske played only two quarters, but completed 12 of 19 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns. The Eagles scored first when Happy Feller, the rookie from Texas, kicked a 25-yard field goal in the first period. Buffalo came back to score a touchdown on a 10-play, 65- yard drive which featured the running of former Southern California All-American 0. J. Simpson, who gained 29 yards, including the final two into the end zone. Philadelphia regained the lead on a, 75-yard drive that featured five pass completions by Liske, three to Ballman, who finished the drive with a nine-yard touchdown catch to put (he Eagles ahead 10-7. Buffalo, with Dennis Shaw leading the way, scored three second-period 'touchdowns to go ahead 28-10. The first came on a 25-yard pass to Simpson, Ihe second on a 14-yard aerial lo Bob Chandler and the third on a 23-yard pass to rookie J. D. Hill, the Bills' No. 1 draft choice. The Eagles scored with 30 seconds left in the second quarter for a 2S-17 halflime deficit. Buffalo went scoreless in the second half and Liske and Ballman generated a two touchdown third-period for the Eagles. Mark M o s e I e y 's 17-yard fourth-period field goal completed the Philadelphia scoring. En Dream TenniS OH Boom Stadium FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -The d r e a m of a stadium has come true for the New England Patriots after a decade of frustration, but. its opening turned into a night mare for thousands of motorists. The new era which skeptics long insisted would never come arrived Sunday night with the opening of the $6.2 millibn, 61,000-seat Schaefer Stadium in this little town midway between Boston and Providence. Everything was fine until the fans started arriving--and then it was chaos. The monumental traffic jam which ensued has been the talk of New England ever since. Impractical Sites The P a t r i o t s previously played their ' games at the Fenway Park home of baseball's Boston Red Sox or at college facilities such as Harvard Stadium or Boston College Stadium. Such arrangements, always impractical, became impossible with the National Football League's requirement of a 50,OflO-seat capacity. The new structure is located near the Bay Stale Raceway and uses the latter's 10,000-car parking area. Patrons of the trotting track, aware of the tieups caused by crowds of ] 5,000, warned of Irouble when 60,000 fans converged upon Ihe area, but nobody realized how bad il would be until the moment came. 7-8 Mile Jam Fans stalled arriving in the afternoon for the scheduled 8:30 p.m. exhibition game with the New York Giants, and by 7 p.m. a traffic jam was already developing. Cars backed up until Stale Police said traffic at game time was at a halt on U.S. 1 for "seven or eight miles on both sides of the stadium." Many drivers abandoned overheated cars and walked several miles lo see the game. More than an hour after the start, a reporter said traffic appeared to be standing still for as much as 15 minutes at a time. "It looks like a vast parking lot," he said. Somehow a crowd of fiO,423 got inside sooner or later to watch the Patriots inaugurate their new home with a 20-14 victory. The ticup continued throughout, most of the game, however, and an untold number of fans never did make il. After the game it was the .same thing all over again, with traffic snarled until after 2 a.m. The next pilgrimmage lo this new football mecca is scheduled for Aug. 29, when the Patriots play an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Rams. Club officials are hopeful of alleviating the situation somehow before then--possibly by greater use of public transportation. NEW YORK m -- Tennis will replace golf within the next 10 years as the most popular off-season sport for leading athletes, Pancho Gonzalez predicts. "A few years ago twice as many people played golf as played tennis," the former professional tennis champion said. "Now there are 12 million playing golf and 11 million playing tennis. "In a few years, tennis will be ahead." Gonzalez' comments were made at a New York luncheon Monday announcing the first, annual Sports Celebrity Tennis Tournament, to be staged Sept. 14 at the Concord Hotel in Kiamesha Lake. N.Y. Gonzalez will serve as tournament chairman. William F. Talbert, former U.S. Davis TWO-POINT LANDING BY PIRATES THIRD BASEMAN RICHIE HEBNER . . . Astros' Jesus Alou barely beats throw after double by Joe Morgan (AP Wlrcpfiolo) This as Reach for KING' EDWARD I N V I N C I B L E D C L U X E Cup captain and director of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships at Forest Hills, will be tournament director. Among the early entries are . Allie Sherman, former coach of the New York football Giants; Rocky Graziano, former middleweight b o x i n g champion; Whitey Ford, former New York Yankee pitcher; Otto Graham, former pro quarterback and head football .coach; Satchel Paige, legendary HaH of Fame pitcher; Marty Glickman. o n e - t i m e Olympic sprinter; end Bobby Thomson, the ex-New York Giant basketball star. "We are getting more applications than we can take care of," a spokesman for the sponsor said. PANCHO GONZALES .. zooming toward No. 1 Bat Does Talking HO* By Tl-.s Associated Preis Controversial Billy Conigliaro settled one argument in a hurry and he didn't need a single press conference to do it. Conigliaro whipped a three- run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning Monday night, moving the Boston Red Sox to a see-saw 6-5 victory over California with Ms brother, Tony, watching from the stands. The homer, Conigliaro's ninth of the season, sailed over Fenway Park's friendly left field screen, which hadn't been so friendly for the Red Sox, who had dropped seven straight -- all at home. Elsewhere in the American League Monday night, Baltimore shaded Milwaukee 3-2 and Minnesota blasted Cleveland 112 in the only games scheduled. Conigliaro had a falling out with some of his teammates last month about; the same time that his brother left the Angels. Within a few days, the Conigliaros staged first separate and then a joint press conference to air their problems. "If words were dollar bills," said Red Sox General Manager Dick O'Connell, "we'd have the wealthiest players in the game in Boston." Then owner Tom Yawkey suggested that "The Conigli- aros have called more press conferences in one year than I have called in all the years I've owned this team." Billy let his bat do the talking against Tony's ex-mates, and called his game-winning homer "my most satisfying hit of the year." The Sox had rallied for three runs in the seventh inning on homers by George Scott and Joe Lahoud to wipe out a 1-0 California lead. But the Angels bounced right back for four in the eighth after an error by Luis Aparicio opened the doors. That made it 5-3 California into the ninth but Rico Petrocelli and Scott opened with singles and Conigliaro ripped a 3-2 pitch for his game-winning homer. It was Conigliaro's first home run since June 9 and first game-winning hit since April 12. Frank Robinson, not a bad hitter against anybody, raised his season average against Milwaukee to .500--ll-for-22-- and helped Baltimore beat the Brewers. Milwaukee was leading 2-0 in the fourth inning when Robinson doubled for Baltimore's first hit and came around to' score on 'Brooks Robinson's single. In the fifth, the Orioles loaded the bases on singles by Mark Belanger and winning pitcher Jim Palmer and a walk to Merv Rettenmund. Boog Powell forced Belanger at home but Frank Robinson delivered a two-run single, putting the Orioles in front to stay. Minnesota collected a season-high 18 hits to shell Cleveland for Jim Kaat's 10th victory of the season. Cesar Tovar scored runs in each iof his first four times at bat and Harmon Killebrew increased his American League RBI total to 87 with a two run triple, his first of the season. All in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Muhammad Ah 1 arrived unexpectedly in Mexico City Monday to try to arrange an exhibition fight here against Colombian boxer Santiago Garcia Oct. 4. The f o r m e r heavyweight champion reportedly plans to vacation in Acapulco while in TWexico. Distributed by Eli Witt Cigar Company *********************** * * * * Salesman? you give $250 to know step by step techniques to increase your sales? DECISION DYNAMICS guarantees 15% increase in 90 days or full refund. * * * * CALL 853-3693 Corpus Christ! OR 664-4338 Alice Another feature of Decision Dynamics, P.O. 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