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iNjcWS-MiUKALU, Jfaiiania Uty, tia., Monday, Jteoruary m, i !»va I'age IB Three-Year Contract Signed By Baseball Owners, Players ROUNDING BUOY - Flying Scots make it around one of the buoys in St. Andrew's Bay during the mid-winter regatta here. SCXDTS IN ACTION - Hero is part of the fleet of Flying Scots competing in the mid-winter championships in St. Andrew's Bay. Officials in the committee boat (foreground) cheek closely for possible fouls. Stieffel Winner In Scot Regatta By FRANK PEBICOT^ Sports Editor Lavish in their praise of Panama City's weather and hospi- taliiy, skippers from all over the nation departed for their homes Sunday afternoon after participating in the national mid-winter Flying Scot championship regatta in St. Andrew's Bay, won by Woody Stieffel. young Bay St. Louis, Miss., sailor. Stieffel took a fourth place in the final race Sunday after an opening first and second, for a total of 6% points, well ahead of Marc Eagan, a fellow townsman, whose seventh place Sunday gave gave him a total of 11% points. Both are members of Bay Waveland Yacht Qub. Fred Meno, Columbus, 0., veteran, who won Sunday's final run, was right behind Eagain with 12%. Fourth place went to Tommy Meric, Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans, La., who was ninth Sunday for a 14-point total, and George Haynie, Pensacola, fifth Sunday, got the fifth place trophy with 27 points. Actually Haynie was tied in points with John Murray, Mobile, but he finished ahead of Murray in two of the three championship races. Murray was second behind Meno Sunday. There was no question about challenger division honors. Bob Barrett, young Pensacola Yacht Club sailor, won all of the three races in his division for a minimum of 2% points, and received a trophy from Buddy PoUak, Pensacola, past district governor and first vice president of the national association. Brad Baker, Jackson, Miss., with a second place and two fifths, won second place with 12 points, Jim Smith, Detroit, was third with 12 points, the same as Baker, but he finished behind the Mississippian in two of the three races. Bill Sudduth, also of Jackson, finished second Sunday to wind up with 13 points and fourth place, and Fort Walton Beach's Jess* Borthwick rode a fourth place Sunday into an overall fifth with 18 points. Trophies were awarded by Allen Douglas, president of Gulf Yachting Association and past commodore of the host St. Andrew's Bay Yacht Club, at a brief ceremony in front of the clubhouse. After qualifying seven of its nine skippers for the championship division, St. Andrew's did not get any of the first five places in either bracket. Best finish for a Panama Ci- tian was a seventh place by Jack Laird, former national Flying Scot champion, with 31 points. He was eighth in Sunday 's final race. St. Andrew's did not draw a total blank in awards. Bill Wiselogel received a trophy for winning one of the qualifying races, though he was well down the list in the championship division with 77 points. Kevil McBrlde, also of St, Andrew's, got an awai"<i as a crew member on one cf the top Scots. Of the other St. Andrew's skippers Floyd Davis got 50 points, C ha r 1 e s Wesley 61. Mike McBride 65, Newton Allen 74 and John Morrow 74 in the championship division, and Jimmy Ruthven 33 and John Hamm 49 in the challenger class. Young Ruthven got a. third place in Sunday's race. Next races here will be April 7 and 8, a Gulf Yachting Assoei- a t i o n regatta. That's when Douglas retires as association president. Dignitaries from all over the nation attended, including Ted Glass, Mount Vernon, 111., national president, and Sandy Douglass, Oakland, Md., Scot designer. Point totals tor the other skippers were: Championship division — Arthur Deckelman, Miami, 63; Stewart Robinson, Pensacola, 44; John Aras. Washington, D.C., 46; Bob Whitehurst, Pen­ sacola, 30; Bill Ewing, Carbondale, HI., 51; Dick Elam, Austin, Tex., 42; Clewis Powell, Mobile, 76; Dwight LeBlanc, New Orleans, 32; Robert Stine, Pensacola, 39; Alfred Scurr, Pensacola, 52; Larry Taggert, New Orleans, 55; Vince de Maio, Toledo, O., 45; Jack Huling, Columbus, O., 51; Dick Schultz, Lake Henderson. N.C., 33; John Oerting, Pensacola, 31, and Pollak 56. Challenger division — Bill Singletary, Durham, N.C., 27; James B. Willis. Durham, 35: Scott Barrett, Gulfport, Miss., 55; R. E. Bellows, Pensacola, 19; Donald Bosley, Pascagoula, Miss., 58; Jerry Dees, Fairhope, Ala., 55; Glass 32; Charlie Gay, Fairhope, 59; Parker Smilie, Montgomery, Ala., 76; Harry Chapman, Bay St. Louis, 76; Bob Slaughter, Paseagoula, Miss., 37; Dirk Lundquist, Pensacola, 76; Jack Dulley, Minneapolis, Minn., 41; Beman Weathers, Dallas, Tex., 69; Robert Myers, -Miami, 50; Joe Goddard, Fairhope, 31; Walter Mills, Washington, D.C., 29; and Robert MacKenzie, Muncie, Ind., 35. BEAT PACERS By STU CAMEN UPI Sports Writer NEW YORK (UPI) — Play ball! A possible delay in the scheduled March 1 opening of spring training was averted Sunday when representatives of baseball's club owners and players announced agreement on a new three year contract. The announcement was made following a 90 minute meeting between the representatives in the offices of the owners' chief negotiator John Gaherin and culminated 10 days of intensive talks. Catcher Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Reds had hardly heard the news before he donned a pair of spikes and headed for his team's training complex in Tampa, Fla. "Great, now we can get started. I'm anxious to get going," said Bench, the National League's Most Valuable Player last year. "Hallelujah!" was the reaction of Cleveland Indians' owner Nick Mileti. "Thank the Good Lord that it's over," Mileti said. "The significant thing there is the three years because it's awful nice. We're grateful that an agreement has been reached." The agreement is subject to ratification by all 24 owners and the players and until that I 'atification is reached both sides agreed to withhold details of the new contract. But its approval by the negotiators virtually assured there would be no delay in the opening of the season similar to the one last year when a players' strike set the start of the season back 13 days. Marvin Miller, the executive director of the Players Association, said a meeting of his group's executive board, comprising a player representative from each of the teams, will be held Wednesday in Miami. At that time the board is expected to urge ratification of the pact. "The ratification by the players will begin as soon RS possible in spring training," MiUer said. "We wilt meet with two clubs at a time to speed it up." Chub Feeney, president of the National League, said shortly after Sunday's meeting that the members of the owners' player relations committee had been informed of the agreement and that all clubs would be notified and told that spring training camps may open on schedule. There was speculation, fol- towing Saturday's meeting at Miller's office, that an agreement was at hand. However, both Miller and Gaherin denied that an agreement had been reached prior to Sunday's get- together. "There were several loose ends and a major issue still to be settled today," Miller insisted. "The agreement was reached in this room today," Gaherin added. "I'm vory happy it's over with," said Minnesota Twins pitcher and player rep Jim Perry who was the only player present at the meeting. Despite the reluctance of both sides to discuss the new contract, the two phief stum- I'lJng blocks almost from the start of regotiations were the players' in.sistenro on having outside arbitration in salary disputes Fiv .d the owners' refusal to budge on changes In the reserve rlsuse. When the o^-ners saw the players would not relent in their demards' they announced spring training camps would not open until an agreem-»nt was reached. The protracted negotiations proved costly to some clubs. The Pittsburgh Pirates cancelled three playing dates in Mexico and figured their losses at $22,500 for missing March 2-4 exhibition games. In addition to Miller and Perry, Dick Moss, an aide to Miller, represented the players at the final meeting. The owners' group included, besides Gaherin and Feeney, American League president Joe Cronin, attorneys Barry Rona, Lou Hoines and Jim Garner and Harry Allen, an actuary. Following the meeting, one of Gaherin's secretarys told a departing newsman, "see you in three years." Royals Rep<orting KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) Kansas City Royals General Manager Cedric Tallis Sunday instructed all players who have signed with the club to report Tuesday for spring training at Ft. Myers, Fla. The first full workout is scheduled for Wednesday. The spring training plans were announced following agreement by players and major league club owners on a new three-year contract, subject to ratification by both sides. Tallis said pitchers and catchers already in Ft. Myers i would be able to work out Monday and Tuesday, if they desired. Commenting on the player- owmer pact, Tallis said, "Needless to say, I am gratified aiid we will be right on schedule. Now for the next three years, and hopefully much longer, we will be able to concentrate on baseball." Cashen Relieved BALTIMORE (UPI) - Baltimore Orioles vice president F'l-ank Cashen said Sunday he was "relieved" that the impasse between major league club owners and players was resolved. "I'm certainly happy it is over," he said. "I have talked to the coaches and the managers and everyone will report to Miami Workouts will begin Tuesday." Cashen said he wasn't sur[ prised at the break-through because, "we had been told they were close. I'm not surprised but I am relieved that it is over," he said. Dodgers Leaving The LOS ANGELES (UPI) Los Angeles Dodgers announced Sunday they will leave for their spring training camp in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday. A team spokesman said all players living in the Los Angeles area would ride tlie team's 720B jet, along with club officials, staff and newsmen, while the other players would fly or drive directly frorri their homes to Vero Beach. Dodger Manager Walt Alston already is en route to Vero Beach, the spokesman added. The first workout will be held Tuesday morning as the Dodgers prepare for their first spring game against Baltimore in Miana Beach March 9. Cubs Ready CHICAGO (UPI) — The Chicago Cubs Sunday "invited" all players on their major league roster to report at once to the club's spring training campt at Scottsdale, Ariz. The announcement came after negotiators for major league baseball owners and the players reached an agreement in New York for a new three- year contract. The pact is subject to ratification by both sides. TTie Cubs' original spring training schedule called for tornorrov/. pitchers and catchers to be in camp starting last Wednesday and for tiie rest of the team to report Feb. 28. All players were invited Sunday to report immediately. "Because of the terms of the contract, we can't order the players to report but we can invite them," a team spokesman said. "I'm leaving im mediately for Scottsdale." Pistons Clip Rockets, 129-112 Nets Victorious UNIONDALE, N.Y. (UPI) - BiUy Paultz scored 25 points and added 21 rebounds and six blocked shots Sunday afternoen to lead Ihe New York Nets to a 118-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers in an ABA game Sunday afternoon. The game marked the return to play of Bill Melchionni and Tom Washington. Melchionni played 22 minutes and had eight points, while Washington played 25 minutes with seven assists. The Nets won the game up front. George Carter scored 17 points and had 17 rebounds, and Jim Chones had 16 points, They, in turn, held George McGinnis to 17 and Darnell HJllman to five, while Paullz kept Mel DanTels off the boards and limited the Pacers' center to two points. The Nets jumped out to a 5548 halftime lead, increased their margin to nine at the end of three quarters, and blew the Pacers out of the game in the fourth period, outscoring Indiana 33-21, as John Roche came alive with 10 of his 20 points and John Baum came oft the bench to add 10 of his 16 points. Indiana's and the game- leading scorer was Freddy Lewis with 34, The Nets moved 2 % games ahead of the Memphis Tarns in VOTEFOR A WINNER! arguerite W TUESDAY FEB. 27 ainwrigl»t / h,' (lis .dHoiA.i. CITY COMMISSION WARD 2 the battle for the final playoff berth in the ABA's Eastern Division. Terry Produces DENVER (UPI) - Rookie guard Claude Terry, pressed into duty by fouls and illness, made two free throws with six seconds to play Sunday to give the Denver Rockets an 87-86 American Basketball Association victory over the Kentucky Colonels. The victory, the sixth straight for Denver, stunned the Colonels, who had como from behind and only needed to run out the clock in the final 26 seconds for the triumph. But guard Al Smith, who had 13 points, made a diving steal at mid-court and, while lying on the floor, threw the ball to Terry, Mjho was fouled by Ron Thomas as he went in for a layup. With the Rockets in the bonus situation, Terry missed his first free throw, and then sank his next two. "Terry played only IS minutes and had seven points. Jones Hits MEMPHIS, Tenn, (UPI) — Guard Steve Jones hit 25 points as the Carolina Cougars, playing half the game without forward Billy Cunningham, defeated the Memphis Tams 128 -127 Sunday night. CRASH B'ATAL KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) — Carl Williams, a professional race car driver, died Saturday In a motorcycle crash, WEST GERMANS WIN KOENIGSEE, Germany (UPI) — West Germany Sunday won a seven „nation toboggan competition in which Austria took second place. Redwings Blank Blues DETROIT (UPI) - Denis Dejordy recorded his first shutout in three seasons Sunday and the Detroit Red Wings scored three times within 6 -A minutes to defeat the St. Louis Blues 5-0 in a nationally televised National Hockey League game. The victory pulled Detroit to within two points of fourth place Buffalo in the East Division, pending the Sabres game with Pittsburgh Sunday night. St. Louis, in fourth place in the West Division, retained a three-point edge over the Penguins. Rangers Rally NEW YORK (UPI) — Jean Ratelle scored a pair of goals Sunday night, including the game-winner at 18:04 of the final period, as the New York Rangers overcame a three-go.il deficit to defeat the Minnesota North Stars, 6-5, and move back into sole possession of second place in the National Hockey League East. Ratelle's second goal, his 34th of the season, came after Bobby Rousseau had apparently won the game for New York with his eighth goal of the season. The tally snapped a 4-4 deadlock at 4:25 of the third period and was the fourth straight New York marker after Minnesota had taken a 4-1 lead early in the second period. Seals Blanked OAKLAND (UPI) — Goalie Doug Favell recorded his first shutout of the season, and his Philadelphia teammates scored three times within a 48-second span of the opening period Sunday, to blank the California Golden Seals 7-0 in a National Hockey League game. Favell stopped 31 shots and was aided by a pair of goals by Tom B1 a d o n. Philadelphia, meanwhile, fired 47 shots at harried Seals goalie Marv Edwards. Hull Shines CHICAGO (UPI) — Dennis Hull scored his ,S3rd and 34th goals of the season Sunday night to lead the Chicago Black Hawks to a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Flames, breaking a four-game National Hockey League losing streak. Sabres Click BUFFALO. N.Y. (UPI) — Gil Perreault's 23rd goal of the season midway through the third period Sunday night lifted the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 National Hockey League victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win kept the Sabres four points ahead of the Detroit Red Wings, who beat St, Louis 5-0 earlier Sunday, in the battle tor the fourth and final playoff spot in the East Division. DETROIT (UPI) Lanier and Dave Bing paced the Detroit Pistons to their fourth straight National Basketball Association victory Sunday as they blasted the Houston Rockets, 129-112. Lanier scored 42 points and pulled down 21 rebounds while Bing connected on 32 points to lead the Pistons to the first victory of their season over Houston. Detroit, battling to keep its third place position, in the NBA's Midwest Division, won I its 10th game out of the last 14, Detroit is now 1 Vz games in front of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings in the NBA Midwest. The Pistons streaked ahead 65-43 in the first half as Lanier and Bing totaled 44 points them. Houston cut Detroit's lead to 11 points, but never could catch the Pistons. The Rockets were led by Mike Newlin with 24 points and Rudy Tomjanovich with 18. Suns Win KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) Reserve Clem Haskins pumped in 10 points, hitting four shots in a row, to fire a fourth quarter rally Sunday and spark the Phoenix Suns to a 111-109 victory over the Kansas City Omaha Kings. The loss was the Kings' sixth in a row and the game was played before 10,007, the fourth straight sellout in Kansas City. The Suns outscored the Kings 20-9, in the first six minutes of the last quarter to take a 98-88 lead. The Kings closed within two with 3:06 to go, but consecutive baskets by Charlie Scott clinched the victory. Nate Archibald, who scored 33 points, tallied three field goals in the last 15 seconds as the Suns dropped off and allowed him to drive at will. Celtics Surge CLEVELAND (UPI) - The Boston Celtics, after being held to only 17 points in the second quarter, tossed in 58 second- Bob half points Sunday night in rolling to a 105-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. A three-point play pulled the Cavs to within one point at 7978 with 8:44 left in the game, but the Celtics outscored Cleveland 14-2 over the next 4 Vz minutes to put the game out of reach. Dave Cowens tossed in 22 points and John Havlicek added 20 to pace Boston while Lennie Wilkens topped Cleveland with 23. The Celtics grabbed a quick 9 -0 lead and led 30-20 after the first quarter. The Gavs, hitting on 15 of 21 shots, bounced back with 34 second-quarter points to take a 54-47 halftime lead. A pair of foul shots by Don Nelson put the Celtics ahead 6968 with 2:32 left in the third quarter, and the score wag tied three times before Steve Kuberski flipped in two foul shots to give Boston a T7-75 lead with 9:59 left to play. The Celtics won the battle of the boards 62-47 with Paul Silas grabbing 21 and Cowens pulling down 19 rebounds. Scoreboard NBA BASKETBALL Los Angeles 91fMllwaukee 62 Phoenix 111 KC-Omaha 109 Detroit 129 Houston 112 Los Angeles 91 Milwaukee 82 Boston 105 Cleveland 92 . Phllodelphia 115 Portland 11) ABA BASKETBALL New York 118 Indiana 97 Denver 87 Kentucky 86 Carolina 128 Memphis 127 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Duquosne 105 Crelghton 73 NHL HOCKEY New York 9 Cleveland 5 Detroit 5 St. Louis 0 Philadelphia 7 California 0 N Y Rangers 6 Minnesota S Buffalo 2 PHtsburgh 1 Chicago 4 Atlanta 2 WORLD HOCKEY Los Angeles 4 Quebec 2 Houston 4 Minnesota 1 Ottawa 3 Alberta 2 Winnipeg 5 Philadelphia 3 AHL HOCKEY Baltimore 2 New Haven 2 (tic) Nova Scotia 5 Richmond 2 Cincinnati 3 Providence 1 Rochester 5 Springfield 3 76ers Win Agoin PITTSBURGH (UPI) - Tom Van Arsdale and Don May, recently acquired by Philadelphia, combined for 63 points Sunday night to lead the 76ers to their fourth victory in their last six starts with a 115-111 triumph over the Portland Blazers. A crowd of only 2,493 saw the last place teams play at the Civic Arena. Philadelphia, now 8-60, is at the bottom of the Atlantic Division of the National Basketball Association while the Blazers at 16-50 are in the cellar of the Pacific Division. Van Arsdale scored 29 points and May 24, but the game was not iced until 45 seconds remaining when Jeff Halliburton sask two fouls to give the 76ers a 113-107 lead. Sidney Wicks was high for the losers with 30 points and teammate Geoff Petrie, who missed the first period, had 23 points in the game, that was touch and go most of the way. Portland had a 52-51 halftime lead and was ahead 80-79 going into the last period. Wilt Stars INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI) Wilt Chamberlain poured in 24 points and hauled down 20 rebounds, and Jim McMillian added 92 points as the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Milwaukee's cold shooting in the fourth quarter to trim the Bucks, 91-82, in a nationally televised game Sunday afternoon. A capacity crowd at the Forum saw Milwaukee blow an eight-point third quarter advantage by scoring only 11 points in the final 12 minutes. The Bucks made good on just four of 23 field goal attempts after taking a 71-67 lead into the final period. The Lakers tied the game at 71 apiece with 10:30 to go, and took the lead for good on McMillian's faSt break jump shot with 8:40 remaining. McMfllian then hit a jump shot from the corner after a steal from Pat Riley to make the score 79-76. Then Gail Goodrich, who made good on only two of 11 shots from the floor in the first half, sank three long jumpers in a row to put the ganae away. During that fourth period blitz, Los Angeles outpointed the Bucks 14-3 in a four minute span. Raiders Take 9-5 Contest NEW YORK (UPI) - Wayne Rivers and Gene Peacosh scored three goals each and Ron Ward added a pair Sunday as the New York Raiders defeated the Cleveland Crusaders 9-5 in a nationally televised World I-I o c k e y Association game. The victory was only the second for the Raiders in seven games against Cleveland. Aeros Romp HOUSTON (UPI) — Ted Taylor scored two goals in the first period to lead the Houston Aeros to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Fighting Saints in World Hockey Association action Sunday night. Sharks Romp LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Tommy Gilmore had two goals and Joe Szura was credited with three assists Sunday when the Lbs Angeles Sharks beat Quebec 4-2 in a World Hockey Association match but they had to share honors with a 42-year- old goalie, Bob Perreault. Perreault, a Shark scout who last played for Des Moines 11 months ago, was pressed into service by Coach Terry Slater for ailing George Gardner. Gets Hat Trick WINNIPEG (UPI) — Winnipeg right wing Norm Beaudin scored a hat trick all in the third period Simday night and Bobby Hull scored the first two Winnipeg goals as the Jets defeated the Philadelphia Blazers 5-3. A crowd of 8,047 watched Beaudin send his season goal total to 31 with the hat trick, and saw the Jets win their seventh straight game and increase their WHA West Division lead to 13 points over Houston. The Blazers remained fourth in the WHA East Division, 16 points behind Cleveland. LOANS TO FLORIDA CORPORATIONS We make corporate loans to Florida corporations up to $500,000.00, or more, and we do it quickly. Call or write our Dothan office. CUmERLANlf Bob EysM Phono: 205/794..2681 401 North Foster Street. Dothan, Alabama 36301 Non-stop dinner flight Wishinaton and on to NewTork (viaNewark Airport) Most flights Miami Oriando Southern AIrwa|[s We serve Sie ziicest people When you're going places, call 769-2221, or your Travel Agent. i

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