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The Golden Bear And 'Diamond Cal' ATLANTA <AP) — In 10 years, Calvin Peete has gone from a poor black peddler plugging his jewelry with diamonds in his teeth to a pro golfer paired with Jack Nlck- laus in the final round of the U.S. Open. "Imagine that," said the 32-year-old Clewiston, Fla., resident, who never picked up a club until 10 years ago. "Jack and I don't live too far from each other, but I've never even spoken to him before. We don't travel in the same circles, you know. "He made me feel at ease right away. He asked where I played and my personal history," said Peete, still sporting a gleaming smile. He said Nicklaus talked about country club courses. Peele talked about municipal layouts. While Nicklaus was becoming a golf millionaire, Peete was learning the game by reading books and making a living peddling to migrant workers. "I had nothin' to do one day and decided putting diamonds in my teeth would be good publicity for my line of work," he said. 'I'd sell jewelry and stuff to the farm workers. It was a pretty good job. I'd make about $9,000 a year without working hard at it." , Peete's made more than $9,000 on the tour already this year. "If he learns to play a little better, he'll be able to afford more diamonds in his teeth," said Nicklaus after Sunday's round. Bogies on the last three holes cost Peete a tie for, 16th and a chance to qualify for the Masters. As it was, he finished with a 73 for 292, 12 over par. Nicklaus watched Peete shoot a one- under-par 34 the first nine holes despite missing six greens. "The guy could get up and down from a trash can," Nicklaus said. Peete said, "I think more of him (Nicklaus) now than before we played, and before I thought he was the best. He helped me, calmed me down. Outside of playing in the Open, playing with Nicklaus was the greatest thing that ever happened to me. I learned how far I am from being a super golfer." : Peete grew up as a farm picker and said his father, from Pahokee, Fla., and eight brothers and sisters are still migrant fruit and vegetable pickers. Peete turned pro in 1971, playing in Florida's mini-tours. He earned his PGA card last winter, obtained a sponsor and qualifed for the Open. His wife, Chris, who also grew up as a farm picker arid is now an eighth grade teacher in Belle Glade, Fla., said, "It's beautiful. He's made us proud." Cincy-Chasing Staves Buy Mike Marshall ATLANTA (AP) — "We're after Cincinnati and when you go after the Reds you have to go for the best in the game," said Atlanta Braves General Manager John Alevizos, explaining his ( newest acquisition, reliever Mike Marshall. "Marshall was my prime objective," Alevizos said Wednesday night, shortly after obtaining the 33-year-old right-hander from the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I consider him one of the premier relievers in baseball." The Braves also sold relief pitcher Elias Sosa and in- fieJder Lee. Lacy to the Dodgers. Marshall, a veteran of nine big league seasons and winner of the 1974 Cty, Young Award when he pitched in 106 games for the Dodgers — winning 15 games and losing 12 with an earned run average of 2.42 — came to the Braves in a straight waiver deal, not a City Scores Men's Electric Softball Games — Motor 16-0 over Oswalt Division. Regan Trenching 177 over Ol' Soak Weed. Quint Automotive 13-3 over Peerjess Plastics. T&R Construction 147 over Farmland Foods. Don's Mill and Elevator 18-7 over Road Gang. Women's Games — Master Feeders 12-11 over Rookies. Hapes Trucking 18-17 over Garden City Farm Equipment. Alfred Miller Tractor Shop. L&R A Wimbledon for'Big Hitters' WIMBLEDON, (AP) — Jimmy looking to regain the Wim bledon title he lost to Arthur Ashe last year, will need every ounce of energy his 5-foot-10 frame can provide to reach the 1976 final. The way Jimmy sees it, this is a Wimbledon for big hitters. After shedding 20 pounds since losing that 1975 final, Connors, at 155 pounds, is hardly in the same physical class as big men like Stan Smith and Roscoe Tanner. But Jimmy hits the ball as hard as anyone, once his accurate — if not mercurial — serve is in play. That's due in part to Connors' patented two- fisted backhand and, perhaps even more, to his fierce determination. After reaching the fourth round Wednesday — the first men's singles player to do so England"— with a 6-4, 6-0, 6-3 sweep of Connors, Ismael El Shafei of Egypt, Connors talked about this' year's battle of the belters. 'So far, I've played only big hitters and that's the way it is through the whole tournament for me, if you look at the draw. I've got all the big hitters. Maybe it's good for me." Then he added: "If I get to the final, I don't care who I play." Connors, No. 2 seed behind Ashe, has a day off from the singles today while his opponents face off in third-round clashes. Smith, of Sea Pines, S.C., the last seed at No. 16, could be Jimmy's next foe if he can dispose of Russia's Tamuraz Kakulia. Smith, the 1972 Wimbledon champ, is a lanky . serve-and-volley artist. Connors' next opponent will probably be Tanner, the left- hander from Lookout Mountain, Tenn., with ;the blistering serve, who is seeded seventh. Tanner's third-round foe is Carlos Kirmayr of Brazil. Through the first three days of the two-week, $280,000 Wimbledon championship, the 14 men's singles seeds have won all their matches. ; The main contenders for the women's title, vacated by 1975 champion Billie Jean King, who has retired from singles play, are Chris Evert of Fort ;Lauderdale, Fla., and Evonne Goolagong Cawley of Australia, the top two seeds. ; Miss Evert won her second- round match Wednesday, routing Annette Coe of Britain 6-0, 6-0, and Mrs. Cawley also won through to the third round, defeating Sharon Walsh of San Rafael, Calif., 60, 7-5. Virginia Wade of Britain, the third seed, had an easy 6-1, 6-0 win over Sue Mappin of Britain and Sue Barker, the other British seed listed seventh, beat Cecilia Martinez of San Francisco 6-4, 7-5. Fourth-seeded Martina Navratilova, the 19-year-old Czech star who now lives in Beverly Hills, Calif., beat Belgium's Michel Gurdal 6-2, 6-1. The other winning women seeds were San Francisco's Rosie Casals, ranked sixth, who beat Pat Bosgom of Seattle 6-2, 6-4; Kerry Reid of Australia, seeded eighth, who beat Pam Teeguarden of Los Angeles 6-4, 1-6, 6-2, and Russia's Olga Morozova, the fifth seed, who beat Mary McLean of Fort Worth, Tex., 6-2, 6-0. Rec Schedule THURSDAY Spc-clnl Note: No mimes will be played tiTtcr 9 p.m. on I he Peebles Complex this week. Soflbnll Adult Men's Gutnes — All at Funster Kield. Ward's Garden Center vs. Dank's Wrecking Crew at B:30 p.m. El Hancho Chuck's of llolcomb vs. Garden City Coop at 7:15 p.m. Bob's B3 Restaurant vs. Ehresimm Packing at 11:00 p.m. durst- Thomas vs. L&H Repair or llolcomb at 11:45 p.m. Pizza Inn vs. Bell Creek Trucking ut 9:30 p.m. Adult Women's dunes — No league games slated tonight. llainbow League — Annual league tourney is under way on Northeast Field. '/(Milne I.eiiKiie — Libra vs. Aries at tl p.m. on Northwest Field. I'nilrlc League 1 — Cottontails vs. Squirrels at 7 p.m. on Northwest Field. 1'lanel LenKur — Earth vs. Pluto at f> p.m. on Northwest Field. Skyline Leiigur — No games slated today. llnsrbiill I'ee Wee Lrugue — No games today. Minor League — No games today. Major League — Three games on Southwest Field. Dcerfield vs. Hoy ills al 0:00 p.m. Pilots vs. Jets at 7:30 p.m. Cowboys vs. Indians at 8:45 p.m. llabi 1 Until I.euRiie — Two games tonight on Clint Lightner Field. Odd Fellows vs. Lions at (i:30 p.m. Shriners vs. Rotary ut H:30 p.m. Also at 8 today. Lakin plays at Deerfield. PKIDAV Softball Men's (James — No league play tonight. Fansler Field will be in use for women's tourney. Women's Games — No league play tonight. Cleaver Field will be in use for women's tourney. Planet League — Mercury vs. Pluto at 7 p.m. on Northwest Field. Skyline LCUKUC — No games scheduled today. Zodlnc League — No games today. I'rnirle League — No games today. Kalnbow League — Annual league tourney is under way on Northeast Field llaseball I'ee Wee League — I No games scheduled today. Minor League — No games today. Major League — No games today. Habe Itulh League — Two games on Clint Lightner Field. Kiwanis vs. Garden City Implement Dealers Assn. at 6:30 p.m. Lions vs. VFW at 8:30 p.m. Tennis League Matches Listed Three Tilts in Rainbow Tourney Three more games were played here Wednesday evening in the annual Rainbow League Tournament. . In the 10-team single- elimination meet are teenage girls playing slow-pitch softball. The meet started Tuesday, and winds down Friday evening. Wednesday's opener saw Ehresman Packing defeat Garnand Furniture 16-5. Roark Realty then downed H&B Builders 13-9. Ray Rowland Concrete took the nightcap 11-9 over Garst- Thomas. Only four more games remain in the meet. All tourney contests are being played on the Southeast Field of the new Peebles Complex. Remaining schedule: Today — Delta Irrigation vs. Roark Realty at 6 p.m. Ray Rowland Concrete vs. Ehresman Packing at 7 p.m. These are semi-final games. Friday — Third-place game at 6 p.m., matching Thursday's two losers. Tourney- championship game at 7 p.m., matching Thursday's two winners. Now under way is the City Recreation Dept. summer tennis league. Action started this week, and all first-week contests should be completed by Saturday. In each division, competition is on a round-robin basis. That means every player will face every rival in his other division one time. Play in the league will be completed by August 28, occupying much of the summer. Prizes will be awarded the top three finishers in each of the four league divisions. Schedule of play for the current week: Men's A Division — Bob Krug vs. Larry Hunter. Larry Hladek vs. Bob Peat. Emil Krug vs. Brian Francis. Dennis Gabel vs. Marlin Wells. Bruce Baker vs. Don Bowlby. Men's B Division — Vern Hoops vs. John Yarbrough. Doug Eshnauer vs. Mick Ringler. pan Guy vs. Duane Rauhut. Roy Heilpern vs. Dennis Zorn. Gene Dugan vs. Keith Randall. James Frazier 4,000 SRO Tickets For All-Star Tilt PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Phillies announced Wednesday that 4,000 standing room tickets for the All-Star baseball game next month at Veterans Stadium will go on sale June 26. j vs. Greg Shearmire. Women's A Division — Debbie Ford vs. Carolyn Smith. Michelle Hoffman vs. Nancy Goscha. Darlene Knaus vs. Bernie Hauff. Betty- Jo Johns vs. Rene Renick. Vickie Brown gets opening- week bye. Women's B Division — Lucinda Miller vs. Pat Jones. Marsha Patterson vs. Karen Birney. Jan Ringler draws a bye. 11-7 over Turquoise Audiophile 14-2, over Repair of Holcomb. Skyline League — Cardinals won forfeit over Orioles. Ravens ,won forfeit over Falcons. Hawks 12-6 over Larks. Prairie League —• Rabbits- Coyotes game rained out. Squirrels 8-0 over Holcomb. Zodiac League — Taurus 6-3 over Holcomb. , Baseball Minor League — Mohawks- Kanzas game rained v out. Comanches 16-13 over Kiowas. Sunday Net Meet Is Set Another City Recreation Dept. tennis tourney is scheduled Sunday here — and this one will have 12 classes: six for singles and six for doubles. All play will, be on the Finnup Park ! courts, and action gets under way at 8 a.m. Players will be seeded and bracketed. In the Youth Division, classes will be age 14-and- under, 16-and-under, and 18- and-under. In the Adult Division will be men's open class, women's open class, and men of age 25 ,and over. Entry fees are $5 per singles player, or $7.50 for each doubles twosome. Signup deadline is tomorrow (Friday) at 5 p'.ni., closing time at Civic Center. No entries will be' taken after that time. . l Golf League Session Tonight Final organizational session for the Merchants Golf League being formed at Buffalo Dunes Course here is this evening. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the Commissioners Room of City Hall. All interested team sponsors and players are asked to be on hand.' League officers will be elected at the session. A definite date for 'weekly evening play will also be decided. trade, which cost Atlanta $20,000, Alevizos said. ' "I spoke to Mike in Houston and the first thing he asked me was, 'Where are you tomorrow?' I told him we're in Atlanta and he said, Til be there.' . "I told him, 'With that kind of spirit, I'll meet you at the airport.' If I'd have known he was that kind of guy, I'd have' doubled my efforts to get him," Alevizos added. Marshall, contacted in Houston where the Dodgers were playing the Astros, said: "A trade is something that should be accepted by any player. Players and fans should accept the fact that players are sold and traded with little concern for the players' wishes ... but that is the owners' perogative. "But I don't think a player should be blamed for trying to shape his own destiny," Marshall continued. "That's an aspect,of free enterprise." ' "There is nothing physically wrong with me and hopefully I can get all the work I want there," he said. , Dodgers Manager Walt Alston said Marshall indicated no hard feelings when told of the trade. .. "I never had any problems with Mike," Alston said. "He has always given 100 per cent. I used him when I had to and I didn't use him when I didn't need to, just like any other player. I feel he can still pitch." "We gave up a lot, but we got a lot," said Atlanta Man- Page 8 Garden City Telegram Thursday, June 24,1976 ager Dave Bristol, whose club is virtually brand new from one that finished 40% games behind the Reds last season. Atlanta is currently 30-37 after winning seven of its last eight games and is 11% games behind Cincinnati in the National League West. Marshall was 4-3 this season in 30 appearances. He had eight saves and a 4.45 ER'A but had been used sparingly of late with the emergence of Charlie Hough in the Los Angeles bullpen. Sosa was 4-4 in 351-3 innings and his ERA was 5.40. Lacy was hitting .272 with three home runs and 20 runs batted in. Palmer-Grich Act Center Stage Again By The Associated Press • Bobby Grich isn't Baltimore's designated hitter, but you'll have forgive Jim Palmer if he doesn't buy that. It seems that when Palmer is pitching, Grich is usually doing something useful with his bat. Last year, the Baltimore "second baseman hit home runs to provide Palmer with a pair of 1-0 triumphs. Wednesday night he was back at it, slamming a two-run homer with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning, transforming Palmer from loser to winner with one swing and lifting the Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox. In other'-American League action, the Cleveland Indians topped the New York Yankees 4-1, the Texas Rangers downed the Kansas City Royals 7-5, the Oakland A's trimmed the California Angels 8-2, the Chicago White Sox won a pair from the Minnesota Twins 4-3 and 9-5 and the Milwaukee Brewers out- slugged the Detroit Tigers 9-5. Baltimore's sudden rally — Tony Muser's two-out single preceded Grich's first-pitch homer off Jim Willoughby — gave the third-place Orioles their eighth triumph in nine games, pulled them within seven games of first place and made Palmer the first nine- game winner in the AL. Jim Rice hit solo homers for both Boston runs. Indians 4, Yanks 1 Don Hood checked New York on six hits over the first eight innings while ex-Yankee Charlie Spikes drove in a pair of runs with a fourth-inning single off Ken Holtzman. The Major League Baseball Frisbeesto Fly Sunday Here's a different-type "athletic" event — a Frisbee contest. It's a promotion of the City Recreation Dept., and is scheduled here Sunday afternoon. Action starts at 1 p.m. in Finnup Park. Contestants are to show their skills at the grassy area just east'of South Main Street in the park. That is where the tanks and rocket are located in Finnup Park. ; Entry fee is 50 cents for boys and girls (ages 14 to 18), and one dollar each for men and women (age 19 pnd older). First, second, and third prizes will be given in each of the four separate divisions. Meet officials would Hke 4 to have contestants sign up in advance at Civic Center. But if they cannot, contestants need only show up at the park on Sunday afternoon to take part. First prize will be a Master Pro Whammo Frisbee from Alco Discount Store, plus a Frisbee Aerodynamics book from Books Etc. Second prize will be a small pizza (of the winner's choice) plus a small Coke from Pizza Inn. Tjiird prize is a world-class Whammo Frisbee from Sonic Drive- Inn. By The Associated Press AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. GB New York 38 24 .613 — Cleveland 32 30 .516 6 Baltimore 32 32 .500 7 Boston 30 32 .484 8 Detroit 29 34 .460 9%' Milwkee 25 35 .417 12 West Kan City 39 25 .609 — Texas 35 27 .565 3 Oakland 33 34 .493 7% Chicago 31 32 .492 7% Minnesota 30 35 .462 9% California 28 42 .400 14 Wednesday's Results Chicago 4-9, Minnesota 3-5 . Baltimore 3, Boston 2, 10 innings Cleveland 4, New York 1 Milwaukee 9, Detroit 5 Texas 7, Kansas City 5 Oakland 8, California 2 Thursday's Games Chicago (Gossage 5-5) at Minnesota (Goltz 8-3) . Detroit (Fidrych 6-1) at Boston (Wise 5-4), (n) Cleveland (Dobson 8-5) at New York (Alexander 4-4), (n) Kansas City (Fitzmorris 8-3) at Texas (Peterson 1-3), (n) 6akland (Abbott 1-1) at California (Monge2-2), (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games Chicago at Texas, 2, (tn) Cleveland at Baltimore, (n) Detroit at Boston, (n) Milwaukee at New York, (n) California at Kansas City, (n) Minnesota at Oakland, (n) Atlanta 5-3, Montreal 2-0 Philadelphia 4, Cincinnati 2 Los Angeles 1, Houston 0 New York 5, St. Louis 4 ' San Francisco 7-8, San Diego 6-7 ' Thursday's Games Pittsburgh (Candelaria 6-4) at Chicago (Renko 1-3) San Diego (Foster 2-3) at San- Francisco (Halicki 5-10) Montreal (Stanhouse 5-2)' at Atlanta (Ruthven 8-6), (n) Philadelphia (Christenson 73) at Cincinnati (Nolan 7-3), (n) Los Angeles (John 3-4) at Houston (Dierker 6-6), (n) Only games scheduled Friday's Games New York at Chicago St. Louis at Philadelphia, (n) Pittsburgh at Montreal, (n) Cincinnati at Houston, (n) Atlanta at San Diego, (n) San Francisco at Los Angeles, (n) Indians scored twice in the first inning before Holtzman could retire a batter. Rick Manning led off with a single, Larvell Blanks tripled and George Hendrick singled. Rangers 7, Royals 5 Texas pulled within three games of Kansas City in the AL West behind Steve Foucault's clutch relief pitching and Toby Harrah's three-run homer in the opening inning. The Rangers broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth when Mike Hargrove singled, took third on Harrah's single and scored on Dennis Leonard's wild pitch. 1 A's 8, Angels 2 Bert Campaneris lashed four straight singles and pitcher Mike Norris gained his first victory since early last season as Oakland made it six straight over California this season and nine in a row over a two-year span. Sal Bando slammed a two-run homer off Andy Hassler, 0-5, who was saddled with his 16th successive loss, three short of the American League record. White Sox 4-9, Twins 3-5 Jorge Orta slammed a decisive triple in the first game and added a two-run homer in the nightcap. In the opener, Bart Johnson won his first game in exactly a month with relief help from Terry Forster. Jack Brohamer, who homered in the opener, doubled two runs across in the nightcap. Brewers 9, Tigers 5 George Scott, miffed at being dropped from fourth to sixth in the batting order, collected his seventh home •run and two singles and drove in two runs to spark Milwaukee over Detroit. Sixto Lezcano capped a three-run fourth inning with a two-run double and Robin Yount knocked in two runs with two singles as the Brewers broke a four-game losing streak. Lakin Meet Suffers 'Weather Setback 1 Finley-Kuhn Hassle to Be Aired WASHINGTON (AP) Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn and Oakland A's owner Charles 0. Finley will soon have their monumental hassle aired in the halls of Congress in addition to the courts and news media. Finley shocked the sports world June 15 by holding a clearance sale of players who led the A's to three world championships. He handed pitcher Rollie Fingers and outfielder Joe Rudi to the Boston Red Sox for $1 million apiece, then dealt pitcher Vida Blue to the New York Yankees for $1.5 million. Three days later, Kuhn pulled an even bigger shocker. He voided the deals, saying he r r, was taking his lawsuit- producing action in the interest of preserving baseball's integrity. The new House Select Committee on Professional Sports want the two combatants, along with owners George Steinbrenner of the Yanks and Tom Yawkey of the Red Sox, to come to Washington to defend their positions before the panel. Some members want them here for a hearing next week. Chairman B.F. Sisk, D-Calif., said at the panel's first meeting Wednesday that an attempt will be made to schedule a hearing next week or, if that's not possible, the week of July 19. The hassle was broached during the meeting when Rep. Silvio Conte, R-Mass., said he couldn't understand how Kuhn could do what he did. "Finley has had poor attendance out there and he says he needs money," said Conte. "If Finley wants to sell his players to keep going, that's the American enterprise system." Reps. Ronald Mottl, D-Ohio, and John Wydler, R-N.Y., then suggested that the hearing be held "to air for the American public their positions in this controversial issue. The American public is very interested in the reasons both men did what they did." Rep. Leo Zefertti, D-N.Y., said the committee should look into the hassle "because it goes beyond the sale. It deals with the reserve clause and playing out the option and just where baseball is going." The 13-member special House committee formed to investigate professional sports was created last month as a result of baseball's rebuff of Sisk's ad hoc panel, which has been seeking unsuccessfully to bring baseball back to the nation's capital since the end of the 1971 season, when the American Ability and A Desire To Serve You. Philip C. Vieux for County Attorney. Paid for by P. C. Vieux. —Adv. League's Washington Senators moved to Texas. Sisk said the committee would first investigate baseball and then move on to other sports. NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. Phila 45 19 .703 Pitts 36 27 .571 New York 34 37 .479 St. Louis 30 37 .448 Chicago 29 37 .439 Montreal 23 38 .377 West Cincinnati 42 26 .618 Los Ang 38 31 .551 San Diego 36 31 .537 Houston 31 37 .456 Atlanta 30 37 .448 San Fran 27 44 .380 Wednesday's Results Chicago 6, Pittsburgh 5, game ppd., darkness GB — 8% 17 20% 4% 5% 11 LAKIN — Rain Wednesday evening delayed the annual Lakin Invitational Tourney for men slow-pitch softballers for one day. Four games are being played nightly — until Sunday's round of six (and possibly seven) afternoon contests. The four contests slated for Wednesday will be played tonight, instead. And the four rained-out games likely will be made up Saturday afternoon. Twelve teams from eight towns are in the double elimination meet. The towns are Marienthal, Deerfield, Ulysses, Lakin, Leoti, Garden City, Scott City, and Tribune. The meet is a promotion of the Lakin Recreation Dept., with Kenny Waechter as meet director. Tonight's revised slate (all times are Mountain Standard): 5:30 p.m. — Ulysses Co-op vs. Lakin Texaco. 6:30 p.m. — State Farm Insurance of Ulysses vs. Santa Fe Motors of Deerfield. 7:30 p.m. — First National Batik of Tribune vs. Rafter-7 Ranch of Leoti; 8:30 p.m. — Bell Creek Trucking of Garden City vs. Brown- Dupree of Ulysses. Or. Howard T. Curry Chirapracticoffice 24 Hr. Emergency Care 276-8284 IF NO ANSWER 276-7606 708 No. Main- Garden City 2nd Greg's Shirt Shack 142,Stevens Custom Lettering 'Greek , f Script •Block •Heat Transfers Compare Our Prices "You pickem'-We stickem" PADDLE BOATS WILL ARRIVE AT THE BEACH HOUSE IN SCOn PARK LAKE SATURDAY JUNE 26.

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