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TWO %,· BECKLEY POST-HERALD, BECKLEY, W. VA., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 23,1970 -Owners Agree To Accept Mediation In Contract "NEW YORK (AP) -- National Football League owners agreed late Wednesday to accept federal mediation in their contract dispute with, veteran players. said tiie NFLPA had promised a delay any settlement/ 5 reply about the All-Star game in 24 hours'. Halas and Hunt, owner of the world champion Chiefs and "Washington is not the place to go," Kheel continued. "We'll meet any place else. We are ready to meet right away, as lut refused to go to Washington American Conference president, soon as the players get back for a scheduled Wednesday iissued the NFL statement at a from Washington." Bight session -with the Federaljnews conference. They fielded -»«· . .1- .t- J /-«,-_ ~;ii^.4-5^v* Ca.1*.. /IJlive^-irmC fmm TIAXV-CTTlAn 5»Tlf1 Mediation and Conciliation Ser- Tice. And, in Washington, repre- questions from newsmen and were joined by Theodore M. sentatives of tile NFL Players Association said they -arfiisMa't meet any place but the nation's capital. "ThQ owners, in a statement is- Kheel, noted New York labor thing to do." t-. .-.^_ Y.^"l.«^l 1. AA I%.A** H -_ Xl__ -nr_- -A. He described mediation "as a form of persuasion to try to get people together. I think it's the lawyer. Kheel has been in the employ of the NFL but has not d[v ^voi\ea in negotiations with the NFLPA. Kheel said the owners would The owners, n a saemen not go to Washington for media- araed at the end of two oa\s oi^ sessions because "there are Hunt, in response to a question, said the sentiment of the 26 owners "was 100 per cent behind the action taken, and any future action that might be tak- ciosed door meetings here, I some indications that en by the negotiating committee." efforts! He admitted that some own- preseason training "an impasse Asked to amplify this com- ^i^^rv.-- ~ *!,,,, " -TJuMXCVl. W aHiJt/JLU..y LLLU CUU1~ ·with no immediate solution. mentj j^^ wou}d only gay ^ The attitudes are disappoint- In^ " said J. Curtis Counts, di- je?tor of the FMCS, in a statement issued in Washington. **The parties are obviously at an Impasse in the very sort of situation that Congress intends in the labor laws for this service to "assist in settling." "In an effort to forestall cancellation of the College All-Star Game July 31 in Chicago, the owners asked the NFLPA if would direct Kansas City .Chiefs' veterans to report to training camp if it is opened. George Halas, Chicago Bears owner and president of the NFL's National Conference. Giants Whipped By Philadelphia - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) jjim Bunning drove in two runs land limited San Francisco to Jfive hits but needed relief help Srom Dick Selma in the nintii onning as the surging Philadelphia Phillies beat the Giants 5-? -Wednesday. · Bunning, 8-9, who had i ^three-hitter after eight innings :hit Ron Hunt with a pitch with 4ne out in, the ninth. Then after 3im Hart struck out, pinch-hit- rters Willie Mays and Willie 31cCovey singled to score Hunt -to make it 5-2. Selma 1iien .came on to get Dick Kietz to Ifoul out. ^ 'Tony Taylor contributed four 'straight hits, including a double, is the Phillies concluded a West -Coast swing with seven victories 3n eight games--the one loss .i)eing B21 Singer's no-hitter ^Monday night at Los Angeles. 5 Bunning fell behind in the ^Erst when. Bobby Bonds singled, " his major league-leading base, went to third on ^grounder and scored on Ron -Hunt's sacrifice.£Ly. ^ Terry Harmon's triple and -Bunning's sacrifice fly produced tee off loser Gaylor Perry, 14-9, in the third. Taylor's double "and Money's single gave the -PhiHies a 2-1 lead in the sixth. ; Bunning and Taylor collected -run-scoring singles in the Phfl- .Ties' two-run seventh and Phil- iies added a run in the ninth. - FHHADELFHE- · SAsrnuasci ~ abrhbi · abrhbi -TTaylor tt 4 1 4 1 Bonds c£ ~ 4110 -Browne If 1011 BTaylor rf 3 0 0 0 -Doyle 2b 4 0 1 0 Hunt 2b 2101 ·Money 3b 4011 Hart K 4 0 1 0 DJbbnson 3b 4 0 1 0 Gallagher 3b 3cO 0 0 ~~Bri£St rf 4 0 1 0 Mays ph 1010 fiiil* cf 4110 FJohttson lb 3 0 1 0 .Hannn si 4 2 1 0 McCovey pb 1 0 11 ·ielma p -- Total 4110 Faeates pr 3 0 1 2 RGttson · 0 0 0 0 Dietz ph Lanier st Perry p Heise ph McMahon 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 l O p O 0 0 0 0 365135 Total 3 1 2 5 2 .... 001 001 2 0 1-- S Ian Francisc* ... 1*0 0 0 * 0 01--2 ~ E-- Bonds, F Johnson. DP-- San -Francisco 2. LOB-- Philadelphia f Sao Jfrancisco 5. 2B-- T.Taylor, MJtyan. 3B-- ^Harmon. SB-- Bonds. SF-^nnt, Bnntting. Y IP H RERBBSO Bunning (WjS-9) ,._S2-3 5 2 2 0 6 "Sehna ........... 1 - 3 0 0 tJ'erry CLJ4-9) ..... * 11 4 J/LSabtm ..... ... 1 2 1 - Save-- Selma. HBP-- by ' ^B.TayIor), by Bunnini (Haat) T-- 2:24. A-- 0 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 1 Bunniag WP-Crab Orchard DrJn m thepottibilitkc COUMStt PICTURES prtimti A flUNKGViai MOOUCT10W NATALCWOOO ROBERTCULP | BOB A CAROL ATED A AUCEI rtus ADULTS ONLY some congressmen--ie wouldn't name any individuals--would become involved and "it would headed by Tex Schramm of the Dallas Cowboys, "had gone too far," but repeated that the negotiators would be backed "100 per cent" In Umpires'Case BOSTON (AP) -- Americanl Cronin said he was in Chicago League President Joe Cronin said Wednesday "I still maintain that negotiations , of contracts (with league umpires) are individual matters and should be negotiated individually.' Cronin said, however, durini his second day of testimony at a National Labor Relations Board healing into the firing of umpires Bill Valentine and Al Salerno, that they were fired because of "arrogance" and failure to keep an even temper. "An umpire must exercise patience and judgment," said Cronin, quoting from the official baseball rule book. Salerno, a major league umpire for seven years, and Valentine, an umpire for six years, contended in practice suit an unfair labor that they were fired for trying to organize a collective bargaining unit for American League umpires. Attorney Henry Kafleher, counsel for Valentine and Salerno, said that Cronin was in Chicago Sept 12, 1968--four days before the umpires were fired-and at a time that Salerno attended a Chicago meeting of the National League umpires organization. to attend a meeting with the television committee of the baseball commissioner's office. He said he had no idea Salerno was at the umpires' meeting and did not know what was discussed. Cronin said Salerno and Valentine were fired by telephone Sept. 16, because the commissioner's office was pressing for the list of American League umpire scheduled to work the World Series. He said earlier that Salerno was scheduled to work the series but "because Salerno had been in trouble all year,'* and "because Ms contract would not be renewed," Cronin did not want him to be in the series. Also, Cronin said he had umpires on option from the minor leagues and wanted to test them in the major leagues before the 1968 season ended. Crpnin further told examiner David Davidson that between 1960 and 1968, four major league umpires had been returned to the minors. When asked by KaHeher why bis clients were not optioned to the minors, Cronin said Salerno had an offer from the International League but turned it down. Bando walked, Knowles came on. Joe Rudi ripped a pinch double, scoring Bando with the lying run but Knowles then fanned Reggi Jeackson and got Frank Fernandez on a ground- put before walking Dick Green intentionally. With Dave Gomez Gets Paid To Win Games SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego Manager Preston Gomez says he gets paid to win games, and thaf s why he took day Eirby out of Tuesday nigh?s game even though the 22-year-old pitcher was to within three outs of instant baseball game. Kirby was the major league's only 20-game loser last year and prior to Tuesday night's game with the New York Mets, he was i-11, which is more than half way to losing another 20. He walked two men in the first inning Tuesday night, permitted a double steal '^because I wasn't careful," and then gave up a fatal run on a ground out. ^t first, that run didn't look like much. . . - . Eight innings later, trailing 1) but having allowed no hits, Orby came out for a pinch hit- :er to the boos and catcalls of the ired fans. ?ame 3-0 back of a three-hitter jy Jim McAndrew, and in the dressing room after the game, he normally hot-tempered Kir- spoke calmly with reporters. He had spent 20 minutes with Etching coach Roger Craig be"ore visiting with newsmen. "Sure I was a little mad and a tittle surprised that he would take me out but he's the manager and we wanted to win the game/' Kirby said philosophically. The young pitcher said it was probably the best game he'd ever pitched---"considering that I didn't give up any hits/* But he said he would rather have had the Padres win the game than to have pitched a no hitter and lost Losing no hitters is not uncommon. Ken Johnson of Houston lost a hitter to Cincinnati in 1961. But it is probably a major league first for a manager to pull a pitcher who has hurled eight innings of no-hit ball, even if he is losing. Gomez, however, said he had done the same thing once before. He was managing at Spokane in the Pacific Coast League a few years back when Phil Ortega was hurling a no hitter through eight Gomez pulled the pitcher for a pinch hitter, the pinch hitter doubled and Spokane won the game 2-1. Gomez was losing 1-0 in that game when he made the big decision. But his move Tuesday night was unpopular with the fans. One who remained in the stands long after the game put it this way: "I can see Gomez puffing the pitcher if this club is fighting for a pennant. But we're in the cellar. What's one more game lost? I feel for the Md..." OPEN TODAY - 1:30 Palmer, Nicklaus Favored In Four-Ball Golf Tourney LIGONIER, Pa. (AP)-Thej holes, with the field cut to the Athlete of the Decade. ARNOLD PALMER JACK NICKLAUS Favored. In Four-Ball Golf Championship imposing-duo of Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus ranked tsi the favorites in a sparkling field assembled for the $200,000 National Four-Ball Golf Championship. The event, the only one of its kind on the pro tour, hasn't been played for two years, when George Archer and Bobby Nichols captured the title in Oklahoma City. They're also likely to be among the favorites for the team tournament that carries the official title: National Four- Ball Championship Tournament Players Division, Professional Golfers Association of America. The format calls for 60 teams of two players each, competing in medal play, with the team scoring only on. the better balL They'll play in foursomes for 72 low If) teams and ties for 40th position after 36 holes. Oakland As WnSinger Amazed Over Washington WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oakland erupted for three eighth inning runs, the last coming across on Washington reliever Darold Knowles* throwing error, helping the A's to a 4-3 triumph over the Senators Wednesday night Felipe Alou opened the A's eighth with a homer off starter Casey Cox, cutting Washington's leading to 3-2. After Sal With Success LOS ANGELES (AP) -- '"If season and didn't rejoin the you think everybody else is surprised that I've done so well, you should ask me. "Honestly," continued Bill William Robert Singer. Singer, "I am absolutely amazed." Those comments* came before the Los Angeles Dodger right- Duncan at bat, Knowles attempted a pickoff at first and his throw sailed wild and Rudi came in with the game-winner. _The Senators got a run in the first on Frank Howard's run- scoring single added another in Casanova and Del TJnser and got their final run in the fourth on Casanova's homer. WASHINGTON: abrhbl abrhbi tampans es 5 0 2 0 Bmtanan it 4 0 1 0 Monday £ 3 0 0 0 Maye if 4110 'Aim. If 5 1 2 1 FBoward If 3011 3 1 0 0 ARodrttz 3b 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 2 2 1 4 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sando 3t Marcher lb 3 0 1 0 BAHen 2b Kndi lb 1111 Epstein lb RJacfcson if 4 0 2 0 Cas*ova · nandz c 4110 Unser ct XJreen 2b 3 0 0 0 Cox p Stater p 1 0 0 0 Knowle* p Tpavis PQ 1011 Pincers p 0 0 0 0 Hovley ph 1 0 0 0 ;phmaT p · 0 0 0 0 Duncan ph 1 0 0 0 Grant p . 0 0 0 0 Total 35 410 3 Total 34 3 7 3 Oakland 0 · · 111 § 3 0 -- 4 fa*llinrfon 110 100 0 9 0 -- 3 E--iEncher, , Knowles. DP--Washington 1. LOB--Oakland «, Washington 5. SB- Casanova, TJnser, Rudi. HR--Casanova (6), F^Aloa (7). SB--A-Rodrifuez. S-Monday. Itmter IP . 4 H RERBBSO Lachemann (W,2-0) 1 2 Cox ' Knowles (la-*) -.- 2 9 3s3 1 1 0 Save--Grant WP--Hunter 3, Cox. PB-Fernandez. T--2:20. A-- 9,072. TOMORROW! WAltWSNEV'S TKNMCIUrnaiMMW- SEA FARMING NEW YORK (AP) -- "Mari- culture"-the farming of the sea-could become a major world industry by 1980, according to Marine Office-Appleton Cox Corp. (MOAC). MOAC said that there will not be enough arable land available in the future to grow food for a population increasing at the rate of 60 million a year. USE GUM BANCHARY, Scotland (AP) -- Tiventy-five Brownies (junior Girl Scouts) from here thought they wouldn't make it to the Kincardine Girl Guides (Girl Scouts) diamond jubilee celebrations when their bus radiator began to leak. But they found a solution. The chatter stopped and they started chewing gum which the driver used to plug the radiator hole. The girls reached their destination gumless, but on time. RALEIGH DRIVE IN THEATRE NOW SHOWING Carillot Resigns As Tulsa Coach TtJLSA, OHa. (AP) -- Vince Carillot resigned Wednesday as tiead football coach at the University of Tulsa, admitting he tad been wrong in the transportation of a prospective player. Claude "Hoot" Gibson, 31, a member of the TU football staff since February, was named to succeed him. The resignation came in the midst of a National Collegiate Athletic Association investigation into the number of alleged violations in athletic department functions. "This in no way is an indication that the NCAA allegations are true/' Carillot said. "In fact, the only wrongdoing on my part was that of providing transportation for a prospective student-athlete in a private plane." But, he said, "due to personal feelings and as a result of allegations made by the NAACP concerning recruiting policies of the football staff at the University of Tulsa, it is my belief that in the best interests of the university I should tender my resignation at this time." The resignation was announced jointly by Carillot and Dr. J. Paschal Twyman, university president, at a mid-afternoon news conference. Carillot, who came to Tulsa last season, had a five-year contract He and Twyman said settlement of the contract would be negotiated. Carillot said he had no immediate plans for his future. He came to TU from Michigan State. There has been speculation he will take a business offer in Michigan. Twyman said the university's work of replying to NCAA charges is about half finished. It must be submitted to the NCAA by Sept. 12. Several months probably will be necessary, then, for the athletic association to take action. The University of Tulsa is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Curtis Cup member from Whittier, Calif., fired her finest round of the tournament, notching four birdies without a bogey in the 12 holes she played. In the day's biggest upset, 21- year-old Curtis Cup member Cindy Hill of St. Petersburg, Bla., was defeated 1-up by Mrs. William Zmistowski, St Paul, Minn. In another mild upset, Mrs. Carol Sorenson Flenniken, JanesviHe, Wis., who won the title in 1962, was defeated by Mrs. Robert Sharpenter, Fontana, Wis., 4 and 3. PINEVILLE DR. IN "'SPEEDWAY" llvif Prtiley--Nancy Sinatra -- PLUS "YOUR CHEATIN HEART" Hank William*, Jr. -STARTS SUNDAY- 'THE UNDEFEATED" John Wayn* - PLUS "THE BOSTON STRANGLE*" hurled a no-hit, no-run, no-walk game to defeat the Phillies 5-0. Phillies 5-0. Since he won 20 games last season, Singer must be considered one of the better pitchers in the National League. The amazement over his performance results from his winning battle against hepatitis, a debilitating liver ailment He was hospitalized for three weeks, and much of that time looked up at a bottle dripping glycerine into his veins. He was out of action 52 days of the ROCKFORD, HL (AP) -Jane Bastanchury took another step toward the defense of her women's western amateur golf title Wednesday by scoring a decisive 7 and S victory over Dorothy Germain. Dodgers until June 14. Singer credits the doctors for his recovery. The doctors credit Dr. Robert Woods called the recovery of strength "fantastic. A remarkable show of determination. It is a miracle." Woods adds, "Bill Singer is here today because he is Bill Singer. The therapy is only as good as the patient will make it' The pitcher said the recovery would have taken longer if it weren't for Woods, explaining: "He guided me from the start He was my schedule from day to day... and it is because of him that I am here today." Even before he hurled his game against the Phillies, Singer was known as Billy No No. There are two versions how he acquired the nickname. The one subscribed to by Singer is that it came following a seven-inning no-hit, no-run game when he was with Spokane in the Pacific Coast League. The other is that Don Drysdale watched Singer, as a rookie, moving Ms head from side to side while running and observed, "He's always indicating no, no.'" Since his return to action, the Miss Bastanchury, 22-year-old 26-year-old pitcher, a 200-pound- er standing 6-foot-2, has posted a 6-1 record. He pitched 7 2-3 innings of no-hit baseball against Atlanta and finished a two-hitter against San Francisco. On Monday, the game started at 4 p.m. which would permit the Phillies enough time to get to San Francisco-for a 1 pjn. encounter on Tuesday. Actually, that worked to Singer's advantage. Twilight never has been the best time for hitting the balL There are shadows. And there was some smog at Dodger Stadium. The field is possibly th« strongest of the year. About the Silfinal two rounds Saturday only major names missmgani and Sunday will be telecast nationally by NBC-TV. U S Open champion Tony Jack- Tin, Scuta. African Gary Player The site is the* demanding and Frank Beard. Laurel Valley Golf Club, Pal- In addition to the mer's home course. It's a 7,045- yard, par-71 layout that has been toughened and lengthened since it served as host to the 1969 PGA National Championship. It's a lushly beautiful course set in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania. It's heavily trapped, studded with trees and features undulating, two-level greens. Water conies into play on seven holes. "A team that can average 66 should be in pretty good position/* said Palmer. "I \von't say that score, 264 will win it, but it will be close, unless the course is playing a lot faster and the greens a lot slower than I expect them to be." Nicklaus and Palmer, the two giants of the game, won this event in 1966 and are the heavy favorites this time. Between them they have about §2.2 million in official earnings and have a total 89 tour victories, including 15 major titles Nicklaus and Palmer- Archer-Nichols N i c k l a u s , crowned British the recently Open champ, withdrew from last week's Philadelphia Classic, complaining he was tired. He was not expected to arrive until Wednesday. Palmer played a practice round with Howie Johnson and Chris Blocker Wednesday, did not keep score, then went into Pittsburgh, to be honored at a testimonial dinner for Ms selection by the Associated Press as combos, some other outstanding teams are Ken Still and Gene Littler, winner of the team-play CBS Golf Classic last year, Australian Bruce Devlin and Bob Charles of New Zealand, and Masters champion Billy Casper and Bert Greene. Greene has been out of action with an injured shoulder for two weeks but Casper said he has been assured bis partner will be available. "I sure hope so, ! "I can't handle ' Casper said. Palmer and Nicklaus alone. One at a time, okay, but not both of them." Dave Hill, paired with brother Mike--both are tournament winners this year--was a late arrival. They are one of four brother combinations in the tournament. The others are Dick and John Lotz, Tom and Mickey Shaw and South Africans Harold and Allan Kenning. And there's one uncle-nephew team, Charles and Curtis Sifford. Leading money winner Lee Trevino is Whittenton, and Trevino's business partner. Some other outstanding teams include Sam Snead and Gardne Dickinsn, Bruce Crampton-Or- \ille Moody, Dave Stockton-Bob Lunn. Doug Sanders-Chi Chi Rodriguez, Dave Marr-Johnny Pott, Bunky Henry-Larry Binson, Hay Floyd-Bob Rosburg and Miller Barber-Don January. paired with Jesse a part-time tourist Pepitone Ponders Future In Baseball HOUSTON (AP) -- Joe Pepitone, upset by a fine, a new roommate and an elbow injury, was believed Wednesday to be in Brooklyn pondering his future in baseball. Pepitone, a mod dresser and hair stylist, left the Houston Astros Tuesday night after asking Spec Richardson, general manager of the National League club to place him on the voluntary retired list ·Richardson said Pepitone's status was not determined. Pepitone had asked Monday to be placed on waivers so he could move to another club. The first baseman-outfielder said he had, in effect, been accused of lying about the seriousness of the-arm injury that had sidelined him since July 9 when he was struck by a pitched balL Houston obtained Pepitone last winter from, the New York stiff fines for twice leaving the club without notice. Pepitone asked to go on the voluntary retired list after learning he had been assigned a roommate, pitcher .George Culver, for the road trip starting with Wednesday night's game at St. Louis. Keino Receives Threats, Wins Medal In Games EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) Olympic champion Kip Keino of __, ·· « . · * * . .«. ,1 , A.AAAAA.VI* *' **Vfc ·*«. M M-*** «" *-" AJ- VJLU. feLLV- f Kenya disdained threats on 3 0j ooo spectators, Keino rerun Wednesday in a dramatic bighlight of the Commonwealth Games. he 30-year-old distance ace outsped Dick Quax of New Zealand in an exciting stretch run to take the event in 3 minutes, 36.6 seconds, setting feoth a Games and United Kingdom Jim Fink Rejects Published Report MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL (AP) -- General Manager Jim Finks of the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday rejected a published report that quarterback Joe Kapp is asking SI million over a five year period to sign a new contract with the defending National pio.ns. The Football league cham- St. Paul Pioneer Press published that figure Wednesday. Finks, in New York City for league meetings, said in a prepared statement that he felt "compelled to refute the various figures being bandied about." Kapp recently became a free agent and now is represented by John Elliott Cook, San Francisco, his bargaining agent The newspaper said Cook would not elaborate on the $1 million report The newspaper also said the Vikings had offered a contract involving six figures over a shorter period. "The Vikings policy of not disclosing player salaries or other contract terms was in effect before Joe Kapp joined the team and it is still in effect," Finks said. Finks added that he had talked to Cook as late as Monday and said: *'I informed him of our willingness to negotiate and that is where we now stand." He said that Vikings negotiation discussions will "con- inue to be private." MULLENS DRIVE-IN "CHANGE OF HABIT" PLUS "WATERHQLE #3" BOTH IN COLOR record. Quax clocked 3:38.1. jl,000 meters cycling sprint and Amid wild applause from the the gold medal from Queen Elizabeth, who attended the Games with her daughter, Princess Anne. Minutes after Ms victory, it was disclosed that an anonymous telephone call and two unsigned letters were received at the athlete's village headquarters, warning he would be killed No one was able to explain the reason for such threats. Keino is one of the most popular track and field competitors in the world, nered. quiet and mild-man- Officials said they were sure the threats were not racially inspired. Keino's gold medal was the first by a black African in these Games. Keino. and his team manager, Ben Gethi, both were disinclmed to discuss the threats. "Let us not spoil the show," Gethi said. Keino said he knew of the threats but refused to be concerned about them. "All I think about on these occasions is winning," he said. Commonwealth Games authorities said they had been advised by Gethi of the threats and had immediately called in the police. They said police investigations had gone beyond the local level A guard was put around the Kenyan star, who plans to race in the 5,000 meters later this week. Meanwhile, Australians Rae Boyle and John Nicholson collected a couple more gold medals for their country and made sure the Aussies stayed on top of the medal standings after days of competition. The Aussies now lead the medal score with a total of 46-19 gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze. England is second with a total of 40-15 gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze with Canada in third place with a total of 29., Miss Boyle won the women's 200 meters run and Nicholson collared the 1,000 meters cycling gold. Miss Boyle won her event in 22.7 seconds and was followed home by Allice Annum of Ghana in 22.8 seconds and Margaret Critchley of England in 23.1 seconds. Gordon Johnson, also of Australia, won the silver medal behind teammate Nicholson in the Leslie King of Trinidad and To- 'bago won the bronze. Lynn Davies of Wales retained his broad jump title with a leap of 26 feet 5% inches. George Peuce of Canada took the discus with a heave of 193 feet Wz inches. Don Quarrie, a 19-year-old Jamaican who is studying at University of Nebraska University, won the gold medal in the 200 meters in a time of 20.5 seconds which equalled the Games record of Stan Alidtey of Ghana set four years ago. Mary Peters of Northern Ireland won the women's pentathlon with 5148 points--a Games record and the best in the world this year so far. Keino and his team manager Ben Gethi after the race evaded questions about the death threat Gethi said he had known all about it but had kept quiet in case Keino should be worried. Keino, asked if he knew about the threats, laughed and said: "Yes, but all I think about on these occasions is winning." Gethi promised he would give more details after conferring with the Kenyan government. It was not clear whether any reasons were given for the threat Keino said he was worried and did not run the race in the way he planned. But when newsmen asked him if this was because of. the death threat he just lauched. · "I was really worried because Quax was right there behind me and I knew he was capable of a powerful finishing kick in the last 200 meters," Keino said. "I felt I had to keep something in reserve so as to be able to hold him off on the last lap." Keino's time Commonwealth beat his own Games record of 3:37.3, set at Kingston, Jamaica at the last games in 1966. Keino took over the lead at about 400 meters and he and Qyax pulled right out ahead of the field. The New Zealander stayed a couple of strides behind Keino until they turned the bend into the final straightaway. Then the Kenyan gradually widened the gap between them. Keino said afterwards he thought this would be his last Commonwealth Games. "I haven't had a roommate In seven years," Pepitone said. "I was promised when I came here I wouldn't be roomed with anyone." Richardson said he did not remember if Pepitone had been given, such a promise but did say he considered the matter a key to Pepitone's discontent. Pepitone was fined $250 and a day's pay for missing a July 15. workout and asked to be placed on waivers after rebelling against instructions to enter a hospital until his arm would permit him to play. The roommate assignments were posted before Tuesday night's -game in which Houston took a second straight game from the division leading Pittsburgh "Pirates. Pepitone was on the field before the game but was not on the team's plane when it departed about midnight for St Louis. Pepitone said recent, events indicated lie club would be watching him the rest of the season for reasons for additional fines. "This roommate thing just confirms it," he said. "They're down on me and don't believe I'm hurt and it's going to be lik« I'm in prison the rest of the year. I know I won't be able to take it" He said he was flying to New- York to discuss the situation with 'his family. Floyd Patterson Returns To Ring NEW YORK (AP) -- Floyd Patterson, 35-year-old former world heavyweight champion who has not fought since Sept 14, 196S, will return to the ring Tuesday, Sept 15 to box Charlie "Devil" Green of New York at Madison Square Garden. Patterson, inactive since h« lost a controversial decision to Jimmy Ellis in Stockholm in 1968, is the only man ever to win hack the heavyweight title. He won it by beating Archie Moore in 1956, lost it to Ingemar Johansson in 1959, won it back from Johansson in 1960 and lost it to Sonny Liston in 1962. The 1952 Olympic champ failed in attempts to regain the championship against Liston in 1963, Cassius Clay in 1965 and Ellis, who held the World Box- ong Association title, in 1968. It will be Patterson's first appearance in the new Garden and his first main event in the Garden, new or old, since 1965 when he beat George Chuvalo. His career record, dating back to 1952, is 46-7-1 with 35 knockouts. He has been stopped four times all in title bouts. Green, 28, is a tough puncher with a 13-6 career record. He has knocked out eight men and has been stopped twice, beating Henry Hank and Ray Anderson in his most recent local stars. The 10-round match will be part of the Garden's Fight of the Month series on a special television network that reached SO stations for last week's Dick Tiger-Emfle Griffith match. The next in the series is an Aug. 4 heavyweight match between George Foreman, unbeaten, 1968 Olympic champ, and Chuvalo. Main Injured MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL(AP) -- Denny McLain, struck m the shin by a Minnesota Twins line drive Tuesday night, was walking without a limp Wednesday and will not be X- rayed, a Detroit Tigers spokesman said. McLain suffered' a bruised shin bone from Cesar Tovar's line drive in the eighth inning. The injury forced McLain from the mound, but tfce Tiger 5-2 victory was McLain's first sine* returning from suspension.

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