The Morning Call from Allentown, Pennsylvania on December 9, 1975 · 38
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Tuesday, December 9, 1975
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30 THE MORNING CALL, Allentown, Pa., Tuesday, December 9, 1975 Marti life fruitful and pS n a new easair By WILL GRIMSLEY AP Special Correspondent NEW YORK (AP) The life of a Yankee capitalist has been a fruitful and pleasant one for tennis' teen-age Czech defector Martina Navratilova. "I get homesick for my parents sometimes, but I am having a ball," the 19-year-old lefthander said Monday as she poured coffee from a silver pot in her 16th-floor suite atop a fashionable hotel overlooking Central Park. Two gold chains dangled from Martina's neck. There were rings on four of her fingers. She wore a floral blouse from Giorgio' s, the exclusive Hollywood boutique which caters to movie stars, and faded blue jeans for which she said she paid around $30. "I like blue jeans," she said, "but I don't like cheap ones." Martina disclosed that she had just bought a new car a $20,000 Mercedes-Benz sports model and is planning to take up residence at the Mission Hills Country Club in Palm Springs, Calif., where she will be a touring professional. That is the site of the annual Colgate-Dinah Shore golf tournament, the richest on the ladies' pro tour. One of Martina's many new friends is Jane Blalock, the golf professional. "I have many friends but no serious boy friend yet," Martina acknowledged, her pleasant face reddening a bit. "It's not as easy for the girls on the tennis tour as it is for the men," she said. "If the guy goes around with a lot of different girls, he is regarded as a swinger. If a girl is seen with different guys, she is put down as a bad girl." Martina said most of her male friends are tennis players in whom there is no romantic interest. "We have just come back from Tokyo," she said. "I went out dancing with Tony Roche, John New-combe and Alan Stone but it was just a fun party. "One of my friends is Dino Martin, Dean Martin's son. He is learning to play tennis. I think he is terrific." Martina dropped a bombshell during the U. S. Open Championships at Forest Hills last September when she announced that she was not returning to Czechoslovakia but was defecting to the United States. Her application for American citizenship is pending. She said at the time that she made the move because she wanted more freedom. "In the United States," she said, "you can even go to Hawaii if you want to." Life in Communist Czechoslovakia was more restrictive. "I got very depressed," she said. "It is good not to have everybody on your back." When Martina, a prodigy, started playing tennis on the world tour, her tournament schedule was dictated by the Czechoslovakian Sports Federation. All the money she won, except bare expenses, went back to the federation's coffers. "When I reached 18 (Oct. 18, 1974), they took 20 per cent, but I had to give 30 per cent back to the U.S. in income tax and I hardly had enough to live on," she said. "Last year the federation at home started giving me a lot of trouble. When I went home for a visit, they kept saying that if I got out of the country I wouldn't come back and that I was ready to defect. "The thought never had occurred to me until then. With the help of Jan Kodes (top Czech male player), I got permission to go to Wimbledon and later the United States. "At Wimbledon, I was accused by the Czech federation officials of associating too much with Americans Billie Jean King, Chris Evert and Rosie Casals, all my best friends. "In April while I was playing in a tournament at Amelia Island, I was ordered to come home. I didn't go. When I got to Forest Hills, I decided to ask for American citizenship." Martina said she telephones her parents and 12-year-old sister, Jana, at least once a week. The family lives in a suburb of Prague called Revnice, with a population of 7,000. Martina's father, Miroslav, works in a tram factory. He also was her tennis teacher. Martina, who made $185,000 last year, lives with her business manager, Fred Barman, and his Japanese wife, Rumiko, in Beverly Hills. Barman, as agent, exacts a 10 per cent slice of her winnings. The sturdy Czech lefthander, after her New York visit, will go to Montreal for four days of training before opening the 1976 campaign in the World Series of Women's Tennis Jan. 10-11 in Austin, Tex. Then she will set off on the rich Virginia Slims tour. "My aim is to be No. 1," she said. "Chris Evert is the only player with an edge on me. She beats me here...," pointing to her head, "not here...," pointing to her arm. As for Christmas, Martina plans to spend it with Czechoslovakian friends in Colorado. I S A " i' i i i! J V"1 v, '? Ashe replaces Connors in magazine rankings Having a ball Young fans toss a beach ball onto the ice and Square Garden prior to Sunday's game with New York Ranger hockey players bat it back in Washington. The playful players are Carol good-natured play during warmup at Madison Vadnais, Doug Jarrett and Jerry Holland. Olga, Russian teammates get raves despite bobbles (C)1975 N.Y. Times News Service NEW YORK Somewhere in the Soviet Union, there must be clumsy girls who can't even jump rope without tripping. You would never know it, though, from watching Olga Korbut and her playmates on the Soviet national gymnastics team Sunday at Madison Square Garden. Despite a 21-hour flight from Moscow that didn't get them here until Friday night, the Russians were so good they made bobbles look like part of the act. Because of the 10-hour jet lag, there were more bobbles than usual in the exhibition as the visitors opened a nine-city American tour. But only the experts in the capacity crowd of 20,000 noticed the occasional wobbly landing. How do you make what amounts to a scoreless tie exciting enough to keep a crowd cheering and applauding for two hours? Simple. Spread blue mats over the basketball court, set up the equipment, and turn people like Olga and Ludmilla Tourischeva loose. "We told the kids there wasn't going to be a winner," said Howard Nutter of Basking Ridge, N.J., "and they weren't disappointed at all." Mr. and Mrs. Nutter, with a 16-year-old daughter and a 9-year-old son in tow, reflected the preponderance of family groups. As usual, the most talked-about members of the 14-member Soviet squad (seven men, seven women) were Olga and Ludmilla. Poor Ludmilla. She's still the queen of women's gymnastics. She still has more curves in the right places than any of her teammates. But she still can't match 20-year-old Olga, the sweetheart of the 1972 Olympics, in crowd appeal. "Ludmilla's better," said 11-year-old Robin Pagnotta, "but Olga's more exciting. We like her style, the way she does things." Robin and 13 girl friends, all mem-bers of a gymnastics team in Hackensack, N.J., carried a poster and a bouquet of white chrysanthemums to Keystone results am Keystone Today's entries 1-Purt U.S00, 1 Y04UP, t fur, Tim 1:141 5 Power Move, towards 4 00 2 60 1 40 2 Roliin Bibol, M 3 00 2 80 12 Above the Honon. MrCaulev 4 DO 2-PurW I3,;o0, 1 YOAUp, 1 VI mil. Tim 1:42 6 Easy Mike. Lovato IS 80 1 00 i 00 Amanng Fliqnt Burr era 2 20 2 20 2 City Glovei Gome; i 80 Dally Double - 4 (0 1-Pun 15, M, 1 Y04UP. t fur, Tim 1: 11 2 Roman Scythe. Marley 7 20 2 60 2 40 Boyene. Barrera 2.20 2 20 4 Running Over, McCauiny 3 60 Eiacta 14 IS JO 4 Pun 14,700, J YOAUp, 7 fur, Tim 1:2 4 Crimson Signal, Enwardt 4 60 3 00 2 10 10 Marked Down, Betancouri 300 3 00 Stage Review, Biark 4 40 E'act 4-10 17 40 i-Pvm MOM. 2 YO, t fur, Tim 1: 15 t Clean Slat, Long 74 SO 25 40 7 20 7 Provpic. Guadalupe 11.70 5 60 I Vluting Card. Brown 4 20 Eiacta 6-7 547.10 e-Pun M,SO0, t YO, 1 116 mllet. Tim t-42 6 Amirzar, Lillik 46 80 12 20 2 SO 1 Qullla Can, Black 3 SO 2 20 2 Northern Lullaby. RL TurcoMe 20 Enact 6-1 160 00 7-Purt 17,000, ) YOAUp, i fur, Tim 1: 13 2 Up Alone, R j Turr oti 3 20 2 80 I totic Mnncesv Marley 3 60 3 Malay Maid, Edward Eiact 2-1 120 S-Pun w,000, 2 YO, 6 fur, Tim 1: 1J3 I Party Kina. Pneloi 4 80 3 00 3 Star tiavid Ciarnecki 5 Ibenaa Imgot, Tnornburg 220 280 340 t-Pun tMM, I YO, V fur, Tim 1- W 3 Strong It ing, Rj Turcotte 10 20 6 IX) 7 Vern i PrWe. Ru Turcotte 540 4 impatient Fool, Marley AttediKf 477 Handte-f5,IS7 240 380 260 400 400 280 POST TIME 12:30 P.M. 1- Purt 13500 1 YO A up 6 furlongj M Guntiill Road, Black 120 Daring La, Lee 117 Tony Boom, Lovato 122 Holdentime, Edwardi 120 Buy Pilot, McCauley 113 Pepper Doll, Rodriguez 172 Sterdutt Lana, Kimball 122 Fnar'i Image, Lilli 113 Dennv't Gal, Kimball 122 Mis Surprit. Croker 117 Pertect Squelch, Torres 120 Scom Somebody, J. Betancourt 120 2- Pun t3SO0 1 YO A up, 6 furtongi Gentl Zephyr, Thomas 1?2 French Cookie, no rider 113 Vileehl, Lee 117 Pile O Gold, Guadalupe 113 Instant f ire, Torres 111 Miss Charming, Baker 120 Good Susie, Carebeilo 11' Jemario Princess, Lee 114 Busy Lady. Lee 114 Queen of the Race, Bradford 113 Flyer, O'Sheugn y 113 2-Pursi t47W 1 YO 4 furlongs Omaha's Pride, McCauley 113 Nin Thrills, no rider 120 Swamp Girl, Guadalupe 120 Mistress Gay, RJ Turcotte 115 Joyeun Nuel 2nd, Campanelli 113 Passa a Nic Day, Baker 170 Pristino, Ru Turcotle 170 Lady Cecilia, Bradford 120 4-Purs SHOO ) YO A up 7 furlongs Atoptekey, Edwaras 118 Sable Cape, Carabeilo 120 fast Tune, no riner 120 Native Touch, Tanner 120 Morning Tower, no rider 116 Mrs Magellan, Rodriguez 120 Snaron Ann, Thomas 114 Ante Lil, Marley 1 16 3- 1 4- 1 5- 1 6- 1 6-1 10-1 10-1 10-1 20 I 2! 20-1 20-1 31 4-1 5 1 6-1 6 1 10 I 10 I 101 20 I 20-1 20-1 S2 3-1 4 1 6-1 6-1 10-1 t0 1 15-1 4 1 6 I 6-1 10-1 in lit I 10 10 II 10 12 II S-Purse S5000 1 YO A up 6 furlongs Brass Ball, Edwards 118 Luschen, Marley 114 Gem King, Belvllle 122 Lasso 2nd, Tnornburg 112 Royal Trance, Phelps 1 14 Saint Maurice, Edwards 112 ?oom Fella, J Betancourt 122 nple Three, Barrera 114 Florious John, Lee 107 Take Charge, Lvoeto 112 4-Purs 55700 1 YO t furlongs Cape Diamond, Edwards 120 Speed Princess, no rider 1 16 Dancing Lucy, McCauley 115 Sharon's Pride, Edwards 122 Miss Kingwood, RJ Turcotte !I5 Lite Jacket, Thomas 116 Brendas Bosun, R L Turcotte 120 Laoy Kario, no rider 120 C Men C'Mun, no rider U0 Sigheway. Rodriguez 16 KflKo, Lee 'l' 7-Purt 16500, 2 YO 1 A 1H mil First Chair, Edwards 112 K O Curdy. Marley 1 15 Trooical Home, Barrera 115 Forward Dancer, Phelps 117 Usable, RL Turcot! 112 Tropic Monkey, RL Turcotle 112 Shawn's Baoy, ViHon 112 S-Purs 1000, 1 YO A up, 1 A 114 mil Sir Hannibal, no rider 112 Problem 2nd, Barrera 112 Chilhnosworth, RJ Turcofl 111 Bold irVhp, Edwards 119 Seieri's Swinger, no rider 112 Sea Squall, RJ Turcot! 107 f-Purs S42O0, ) YO, 6 furtongi Cavaha Mia. RJ Turcotte 111 Faithful Friend, Edwards 112 Slan Leal, Barrera 1 16 Skieur, J Betancourt 1 16 Heidi Jamilie, Thomas 118 Sweet Sassy, Edwards 112 jooami, Lee HI B"iie Of Deiray, Loguerclo 116 bold Maud, RJ Turcolie 115 Theodora, no rider 116 Greek Promise, Lovato 116 Yvonne's Delight, Marley 120 5- 2 3- 1 4- 1 6- 1 6 1 52 10-1 10-1 151 15-1 5- 2 J-l 4 1 5- 2 6- 1 61 101 10-1 10 I 15-1 15-1 52 3- 1 4- 1 6-1 6 1 101 l(M 21 52 3- 1 6-1 6-1 10-1 31 5 1 6 1 4- 1 10 I 10-1 10 I 701 20 I 20-1 Semis'- present to their idol. Each member of the group had purchased a $9 courtside seat three months ago, and each held a $2 program. There were other indications that gymnastics, popularized by television exposure in general and the Russian women in particular, may be sweeping into vogue in America. For example, Mrs. Carol O'Connor of Berkeley Heights, N.J., noted that the high school there had just made gymnastics, a varsity sport for women. Last summer, 35 girls from the town of 10,000 including her 10-year-old daughter, went to gymnastic camp. Among the Soviet men, Nicolai An-drianov generated heavy applause. So did a pair of acrobats, Vladimir Alimanov and Vladimer Nazarov, whose specialty is not part of Olympic gymnastics. Apart from Ludmilla and Olga, 18-year-old Nelli Kim looked like a contender to watch in next year's Olympic Games at Montreal. entries NEW YORK (AP) - Arthur' Ashe, winner of the Wimbledon and World Championship Tennis tournaments, is the world's No. 1 tennis player in 1975, according to rankings released Monday by World Tennis Magazine. Ashe replaces Jimmy Connors as the magazine's topranked player. Connors, runner-up in the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, was rated No. 2, followed by Bjorn Borg of Sweden, U.S. Open champion Manuel Oranges of Spain and Romanian Hie Nastase, winner of last Sunday's Masters Tournament in Stockholm. Completing the first 10 were Guillermo Vilas of Argentina, Raul Ramirez of Mexico, Rod Laver of Australia, Roscoe Tanner and Harold Solomon. Conduct fines STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) - Rules of discipline, carrying fines of from $50 to $5,000, and mainly dealing with unsportsmanlike conduct on the court, were announced Monday by the International Professional Tennis Council, which controls the world pro circuit. Throwing a racket or hitting or kicking a ball out of bounds in anger or appearing on court in unprofessional dress can cost a player $50; using obscene language or hitting a ball at officials, ball boys or spectators will bring a levy of $200 and betting on a match or accepting a bribe will cost $5,000. Champion to return as hero LONDON (AP) - John H. Stracey, new World Boxing Council welterweight champion, will return home from Mexico City Thursday to a hero's welcome in his native East End of London. The 25-year-old bachelor who still lives at his parents' municipally-owned apartment, became the first Briton to win the welterweight crown in nearly 60 years when he stopped champion Jose Napoles in the sixth round Saturday night. British sports writers had a field day Monday as they ecstatically reported Stracey's victory. "The greatest of British boxing achievements," said the Daily Mail. "Top of the world," said the Dally Express banner headline. And even the sedate, intellectual Guardian broke into its in-depth feature page to profile the bachelor boxer from Methnal Green. He became only the third British boxer to win a world title abroad. Lightweight Ken Buchanan did it in 1970, and Ted "Kid" Lewis, the last British fighter to win the welterweight crown, brought home his title in 1917. Stracey joins light heavyweight champion John Conteh as the second current world champion from Britain. Conteh also is a WBC titleholder. A sports fanatic, Stracey first put on boxing gloves when he was 10 and boxed as an amateur until the Mexico Olympics in 1968 when he lost in the second round to the eventual gold medal winner in his class. The next year he turned professional and in 47 fights since then has won 43, 37 inside the distance, and has lost three and fought one to a draw. 1 v Gift wrapped in Packs and Boxes ' 1 x EDWARD America's Largest Soiling Cigar The rules were announced in a statement issued by Derek Hardwin, president of the International Lawn Tennis Federation. And although no names were mentioned by the council, its action came a day after the Masters Tournament here which was won by temperamental Die Nastase who was disqualifed from his first roundrobin match with. Arthur Ashe for clowning and arguing. Ashe was disqualified for walking off the court but was later awarded the match by officials. A player now may be fined $1,000 for abusing officials or spectators, walking off the court during a match or dodge a final ceremony. A similar fine will be assessed any player who in the opinion of the umpire or referee is not trying his best, and if the player delays play he will be defaulted. Fines will be taken out of the players' prize money. The new code is effective, Jan. 1. Any player who is assessed more than $3,000 in fines in any 12-month period automatically will be suspended for 21 days. The council will decide when the suspension begins. Fines of $250 will be imposed for failure to start a match within five minutes of the scheduled time, with an additional 10-minute delay costing $750. Also, if a player accepts money or gifts in exchange for guaranteeing a tournament appearance, he will be fined $2,500. Nastase on top UPPSALA, Sweden (AP) - Die Nastase of Romania, who captured the Masters title in Stockholm Sunday, downed Swedish Davis Cupper Rolf Norberg 6-3, 7-5 in the Uppsala Open Tennis tournament Monday night. The $15,000 round-robin event was co-arranged by the Swedish Tennis Federation and a local tennis club to help the Swedish Davis Cup players maintain their form before their Davis Cup finals match against Czechoslovakia in Stockholm Dec. 19-21. In other matches, Ove Bengtson edged Fred McNair of Chevy Chase, Md., 64, 7-6, Wojticek Fibak of Poland whipped Kjell Johansson of Sweden 6-1, 6-3 and Birger Andersson of Sweden struggled past Sherwood Stewart of Goose Creek, Tex., 6-3, 5-7, 64. IF YOUR 1975 mil you will nm RADIAL SNOW TIRES! STEX-EIITED 175-13 F.E.T. $2.13 a wvk nnn MM AGGRESSIVE TREAD DESIGN STEEL EELTS TO KELP SHIELD AGAINST PUNCTURES ROAD-GRIP AND TRACTION RADIAL CONSTRUCTION FOR COMFORT fM STEERING CONTROL Steel Belt Whitewall Tubeless Six Special F.E. 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