Garden City Telegram from Garden City, Kansas on June 25, 1976 · Page 7
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AH Doesn't follow TOKYO (AP)—After standing impassively in front of boxer Muhammad Ali's threatening jabs,.wrestler Antonio Inoki shed his- splendid robe, with its gold sun over Japan's symbolic Mt. Fuji, and beckoned. v With that showy gesture after their weigh- in Friday, Inoki joined in the mood of spectacle for their "World Martial Arts Championship" Saturday in which he is supposed to wrestle, AH is supposed to box, and such actual martial arts as karate are mostly banned. So far, Inoki had reacted to Ali by sitting with arms folded and putting on his most inscrutable face, as he did when Ali came in for the weigh-in shouting "Inoki, Inoki ..." Except for muttering "ano baka" — "that idiot" —he left all the talking to the world heavyweight boxing champion. And Ali -brought howls of delight from Japanese newsmen when he went off shouting "mata ashita" — "I'll see you tomorrow." Ali didn't really follow through on his "sayonara," however.'He circled back to block Inoki's exit, and that's when Iripki beckoned and Ali's handlers finally dragged Ali away as the boxer'screamed, "Let me at him." , Inoki, whose main credentials are that he is president of New Japan Pro Wrestling Co., < weighed in at 221 </fe pounds. Ali was 218V4. The other formalities of the weigh-in ceremony were declarations by.both fighters' doctors that they were in top condition. Dr. Sanzo'Sato said Inoki's recent left shoulder injury had been cured. Aside from that, it was all posturing, starting with the late arrival of both fighters. Ali's camp had let it be known the boxer wouldn't appear until Inoki's camp returned signed copies of a winner-take-all agreement. Ali's handlers said that when Ali signed it Wednesday night, he thought it was a publicity stunt and he couldn't turn down a challenge. But, they said, only Ali's manager had the authority to.make such a deal, that Ali deserves his $6 million guarantee because he is the drawing card and Inoki has little to lose, and Ali's Black Muslim religion bans such a gamble as a winner-take-all deal. Inoki was expected to make up to $4 million, depending on fight revenue. Inoki's camp denounced Ali as a dishonorable man, but said Inoki was willing to let Ali back down to make sure the fight went on. After the weigh-in; a spokesman for Ali said the papers had been returned. Inoki arrived 23 minutes late for the weigh- in, and AH entered five minutes later. Climbing off the scales, he assumed a grappling post with Inoki, but the wrestler threw his arms off with a sudden, violent move. Both sides have x insisted the match is serious. Angelo Dundee, Ali's Drainer, declared, "After he knocks out this guy, you'll .see it's not a hoax." AH went out in pouring rain at 2 a.m. Friday for his last roadwork before the scheduled 15- round fight at 11:30 a.m. Saturday (10:30 p.m., EOT, Friday), Dundee said. A spokesman for Inoki said the wrestler "wanted to be left entirely alone. This is the day before the biggest fight of his career and he wants to rest physically and mentally." Six Splendid In 'Pitch Game' Tourney iitie_ Ry nners p re pf Or Atwood 10-Mile Road Race On Line Tonight Delta Irrigation and Ray Rowland Concrete" meet this evening for the championship of the annual Rainbow League Tourney. . . Rainbow League play is slow-pitch softball for teenage girls. The^lO-team single- elimination meet has been . running throughout the week on the Southeast Field of the Peebles Ball Complex. Today's title^ame is set for 7 p.m. Meeting for third place at 6 p.m." on the same field will be Roark Realty v and Ehresman Packing. •-.'• / - Semi-final games were played Thursday' evening in the meet. Delta downed Roark by 10-3. Rowland took a 12-2 decision over Ehresman. ATWOOD — Numerous runners are now working out with an eye trained on the calendar and the date of Saturday, July 31. That's when the fifth annual Lake Atwood 10-Mile Road Race is' scheduled. The gruelling event has grown in stature each of the four years .. it has been held. It is set for 7:45 p.m. — after the worst part of the day's heat is past. It's a race,for anyone who ,wants to participate. Last year the big meet attracted 137' runners ranging- in age; from 9 to 53 years. They came from five states and from more than 30 Kansas counties. Alan Walker — a former all- American miler at Wichita State University — won the 10- mile run last year. He was clocked in 52 minutes, 45 seconds. The course record of 51:43 was set in 1973 by Frank Rodriquez of Salina, an outstanding cross-country runner who competed for Kansas State University. Each contestant who finishes the-'iO-mileirace gets an award. The divisions within 'the race have been expanded this year to a record level —13 in all. The divisions are: Men's open. Women's open. Age 11 and Under. Ages 12-13. Ages 14-15.- Ages 16-17. Ages 18-19. Ages 30-34. Ages 35-39. Ages 40-44. Ages 45-49. Age 50 and over. Women's Division II. Runners entering by July 10 get a refund of their $2 deposit if they participate in the race. Runners entering after that date will be charged $3. Entries close on July 24 — one full week before the race. No.entries will be accepted after-thai date. Organized track clubs or running clubs may enter teams of five or more athletes. No limit is set on the number of such runners by one group. But only the first five to finish the race count in team scoring. Team entries must be received by July 24. A trophy will be awarded the captain of the winning squad. Finney County has had one finisher in past Lake Atwood Road Races.Tim Algrim (who went on to be a state- champion distance runner) finished the course in 1974 with a time of 64 minutes, 59 seconds. Forty-one runners finished the 1972 inaugural race, and 96 finished the following year. In 1974 the race had 114 finishers. Last summer a record number of 129 crossed the finish line. Starter for the meet this time will be M. E. (Bill) Easton, former head track coach at University of Kansas. Additional information on the July 31 race can be obtained from meet director Bob Creighton. His phone is area 913, 626-3679. He can be written to at-Box 46, Atwood, Kansas, 67730. By The' Associated Press Six American: Association hurlers put on a display of splendid pitching Thursday night. Two of them lost anyway. Former Cincinnati Red Pat Darcy, fighting to regain the big leagues, knew only renewed frustration. Darcy, now a member of the Indianapolis Indians, yielded just two hits and struck out five in the seven innings he worked, but lost, 1-0, to Oklahoma City's John Montague. Montague scattered eight hits, but never encountered serious trouble in going the distance. The long run came in the 89er first when Rick Bosetti legged out an infield single and eventually came around and scored on a hit by Wayn.e Nordhagen. jf Omaha's Daye Hasbach struck out nine batters and did HEINOLD OCONNOR & CLOONAN ,Page7 Garden Cfty Tetegrtnt. Friday, June 25,1976 ' not give up a walk, but watched his fumbling teammates allow three unearned runs in the ninth inning and lose to Wichita, 3-1. Iowa's Jack Kucek gave up just two hits as the Oaks belted the Bears, 8-1 to run their victory streak to five. Sam Ewing knocked in four runs for the Oaks and Hugh Yancy drove home three. Tulsa right-hander Earl Bass, with assistance from Mike Proly, scissored Tulsa"s six-game losing streak with a 7-1 decision over Evansville. Bass left the game with a sore shoulder in the seventh inning and Proly squelched an Evansville rally a few minutes later. . The same teams play tonight. MEMBER! Midwest Slock Exchange Chicago Board Options Exchange National Associationol Security Dealers Dr. Howard T. Curry Chinpnctic office 24 Hr. Em«f|Kiej Can 276-8214 IF NO ANSWER 276-7608 708No.Miin-GtrdmCiti An affiliate company of Heinold Commodities, Inc. INEZ PHILLIPS & CLYDE DIBBENS , NASD REGISTERED REPRESENTATIVES PHONE 316-275-9131 ; 151 IE. FULTON GARDEN CITY, Ks. Ability and A Desire To Serve You. Philip C. Vieux for Cpunty Attorney. Paid for by P. C. Vieux. —Adv. MINI CLUB Memberships Are Due This Month. They Should Be Purchased At The Door. Rec Schedule - FRIDAY 8oUb.ll . Men's Games — No league play tonight. Pansier Field will be in use for women's tourney. Women'! 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 League — No games scheduled today. Zodiac League — No games today. Prairie League — No games today. Rainbow League — Annual league tourney is under way on Northeast Field. • • . , Baseball Pee Wee League -'No games scheduled today. Minor League — No games today. Major League — No games today. 1 Babe Ruth League — Two games on Clint Lighlner Field. Kiwanis vs. Garden City Implement Dealers Assn. at 6:30 p.m. Lions vs. VFW at 8:30 p.m. MINTER- GARDEN CITY AREA PRIVATE CLUBS' Entertainment Schedule Saturday, June 26 s For Members & Guests Only AMERICAN LEGION Wed., Fri., & Sat. MUSIC MACHINE EAGLES LODGE Sat. - BUCK MARTIN and-theMuskmakers 9-1 Grain Bin Saloon & Supper dub . Fri.&Sat. HOTLICKS& HONEY 'No Cover Charge <>« % dil < »>ds \««-i>pt«-d LIVE ENTERTAINMENT6NICHTS A WEEK! CORRAL CLUB Fri. Continentals Sat. -'Brown Dirt Cowboys Kitchen Now Open Serving Your Favorite Steaks j Dancing Nightly THE ELKS Thurs. Family Night • Swiss Steak Featuring Vernon & Benny Sat. - CONTINENTALSJljjKljO. WITCHES & BREW (3.2 Tavern) Fri. & Sat. - HITCHCOCK ROAD BAND One of the top Rock and Roll Band in the Midwest MINI CLUB Fri. & Sat.- THE OKLAHOMA SUNSHINE Steaks & Sandwiches Kitchen open 6:00 - 11:00 - W. Hiway 50 NO COVER CHARGE WHEN LOCAL BANDBPLAYING. MOOSE LODGE Sat J- RAY HUDSON 9-1 Wedding Dance — Plowman & Farris Sun - Lodge Open 1 p.m-_ "vi Happy Hour 6-7 Every Night Sat.-SOUNDESIGNERS 9-1 DRILLING CO. Now Off ering New ,,,. -,;•:,!-.., -'M, .;...-.. I.;.; .jhi'.w ,• '.-I.- v"-;;- '" •:.'••••* ;^ ••"'" . "'.^Ti.' '•' -••:• ': -.. •'.".'.'.'.. ; '-'..'" . And Expanded Services! 1. CUSTOM MACHINE WORK EXPERIENCED MACHINISTS. 2. GEARHEAD REPAIRS FACTORY TRAINED REPAIRMEN AND LOANER GEARHEADS WHILE YOURS ARE REPAIRED. 3. TURBINE PUMP REPAIRS SPECIALIZING IN ALL MAKES AND BRANDS. 4. CUSTOM DOZER WORK WITH WINCH 24-HOUR SERVICE. 5. CUSTOM WELDING 24-HOUR SERVICE MINTER-WILSON DRILLING CO.. INC. 2764269 West Highway 50 Garden City

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