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'Bird',The Jones Boy on Mound for Stars PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Mark "The Bird" Fidrych of the Detroit Tigers and Randy Jones of the San Diego Padres, two youngsters in a hurry, are the starting pitchers tonight in the 47th All-Star Game. President Ford will join 61,000" fans at Veterans Stadium who will attend the game, which will be viewed by a national television audience. Fidrych, the 'Gee Whiz Kid,' says he can't imagine pitching in the majors, let alone starting an All-Star Game. "There really are no words to describe it," the 21-year-old Fidrych said as the two teams held brief workouts Monday. "My body is feeling it but it's hard to get the words across. I thought that maybe I would get in an inning, but starting...Wow!" American League Manager Darrell Johnson picked Detroit's Ron LeFlore as his leadoff hitter. Following the leftfielder will be Rod Carew, Minnesota, first base; George Brett, Kansas City, third base; Thurman Scoreboard Munson, New York, catcher; Fred Lynn, Boston, center field; Toby Harrah, Texas, shortstop; Rusty Staub, Detroit, right field, and Bobby Grich, Baltimore, second base. In addition to Jones, National League Manager Sparky Anderson said he would have his own Pete Rose, Cincinnati, at third base and leading off, followed by Steve Garvey, Los Angeles, first base; Joe Morgan, Cincinnati, second base; George Foster, Cincinnati, center field; Gregg Luzinski, Philadelphia, left field; Johnny Bench, Cincinnati, catcher; Dave Kingman, New York, right field, and Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati, shortstop. With Fidrych and the 26-year-old Jones, the All-Star Game has two young pitchers who dash madly from dugout to mound, and mound to dugout. They not only run fast, they pitch well. Jones, a sinker-ball specialist, has won 16 games at the All-Star break, a National League record. His fast ball takes a long time * * to get to the plate, but he pitches fast games because he runs to and from the mound and seldom issues a walk. Jones won 20 last year and pitched 12-3 innings to gain a save in last year's All-Star game. "I'm not at all embarrassed when people comment about how slow I throw," he said Monday as he posed with Fidrych for traditional pictures. "If I do my job well, it will frustrate a hitter. On Astroturf, I have to be more careful. My success is all a matter of where I place the pitches." Fidrych is more colorful and the media favorite. He not only races to his position and back, he talks to the ball, smooths the dirt on the mound from his knees, shakes hands wi'th infielders who make good plays and, because of his nervous energy, is a cheerleader tye. He lost 1-0 Friday night. His only other loss in a 9-2 season was 2-0. He has completed every game but one. Asked if his friends consider him kooky, he told newsmen: "No, they're like me, too." iaht's Starters PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Starting for tonight's 47th All-Star Game: American League Ron LeFlore, Detroit Rod Carew, Minnesota George Brett,-Kansas City Thurman Munson, New York Fred Lynn, Boston Toby Harrah, Texas Rusty Staub, Detroit Bobby Grich, Baltimore Mark Fidrych, Detroit National League Pete Rose, Cincinnati Steve Garvey, Los Angles Joe Morgan, Cincinnati George Foster, Cincinnati Greg Luzinski, Philadelphia Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Dave Kingman, New York t Dave Concepcion, Cincinnati Randy Jones, San Diego * * * lineup If Ib 3b c cf ss rf 2b P 3b Ib 2b cf If c rf ss P By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE Foster 'Penciled' for Clean-up EAST WEST Phila Pitts New York St. Louis Chicago Montreal W 56 46 46 36 36 25 L 25 35 42 46 48 52 Pet. .691 .568 .523 .439 .429 .325 GB — 10 13'^ 20 '/•> 21 V 2 29 Cinci Los Ang. San Diego Houston Atlanta San Fran W 53 '47 43 42 40 35 L 33 39 44 44 45 52 Pet. .616 .547 .494 .488 .471 .402 GB — 6 10 '/.; 11 12 ',2 IBM- AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Detroit Milwkee 50 40 40 38 38 34 31 40 42 41 41 44 .617 .500 .488 .481 .481 .436 — 9'/i! 10M> 11 11 .14 '-4 Kan City Texas Oakland Minnesota Chicago California WEST 51 44 44 39 37 35 31 38 41 44 45 52 .622 .537 .518 .470 .451 .402 — 7 8'/2 12', 2 14 IB'/a Monday's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Game All-Star Game at delphia, (n) Phila- PHILADELPHIA (AP) __ Despite a power-laden group of sluggers from which to chose, Sparky Anderson had no hesitation about penciling in George Foster's name in the fourth slot in the batting order. "I think George has had the type of year where he's earned the right to bat clean-up," the white-haired manager of the Cincinnati Reds and the National League All-Star team said. Foster agreed. "If you're going to be in some spot in the line-up, being fourth is the major one," the smooth-hitting outfielder said during a workout Monday at Veterans Stadium here. "It's quite a tribute, but I feel I can do the job. I'm not Israelis Hot Looking Over Their Shoulders MONTREAL (AP) — The gallant Israelis are walking the foot paths of Olympic Village and the streets of Montreal without looking over their shoulders. "The attitude of the entire team is one of complete freedom," said Schmuel Lalkin, the team's chef de mission. "I find no tenseness, no concern at all. "Certainly memories of Munich four years ago are still indelibly with us, but no one is afraid. After all, if you want to find somebody, you'll find him. You can't hide." Lalkin, a handsome man in his 50s with graying hair and a thin mustache was in room 5, on the second floor of the Israeli headquarters when a band of Arab terrorists invaded the premises at the height of the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. He was one of the few who escaped. Before the long ordeal was ended that fateful day, Sept. 5, 1972, 11 members the Israeli team, five of the terrorists and a Munich policeman lay dead. It was one of the grim tragedies of sports. "We took an oath four years ago to return," Lalkin said. "And here we are." The Israelis, instead of retrenching, brought a much larger and stronger team numbering half a hundred athletes and administrative personnel. Lalkin praised the security provided by Montreal organizers. "It's the best I have seen at any Olympics," he said. Three hours after flag- raising ceremonies at the Village, the Israelis attended a memorial service at a Montreal synagogue for the Israeli martyrs of Munich. Five thousand jammed the synagogue for the moving ceremony. Neat in white suits and blue shirts, hey listened to a reading of selected passages from the Psalms by Canada's Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and a ringing commemorative address by Rabbi W. Gunther Plaut of Toronto. . "There must be no nation in the world left to give succor to those who hold others hostage at the point of a gun and the thrust of a bomb," the rabbi said. "And, if there is, let the rest of the nations shun it like the plague." * * * Olympic Hopes on Krumm MONTREAL (AP) — Peace hopes in the great Olympics dispute rested today on the shoulders of Philip O. Krumm, president of the U.S. Olympic Committee and a man with a reputation for patching up other people's quarrels. Krumm and his committee took over the role of mediators and became the central figures in the drama of the Taiwanese athletes who are shut out of Canada for political reasons. The Americans were talking with the Canadian External Affairs Ministry in Ottawa and the Taiwanese officials in the Olympic Village in Montreal. Olympic sources gave them a slim chance of success. But it was a last gasp effort to get the Taiwanese into the Games, opening Saturday, and to restore the battered image of the Olympic charter. "We are working like the dickens to get both sides in this dispute to concede a little," Kumm said. "The future of the Games depend on our success. Instead of friendly athletic competition between athletes, the Olympics have become a political contest between countries." , The International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes the national Olympic committee of Taiwan under the name of the Republic of China — a name which offends the Communist Chinese in Peking. Canada, clearly concerned about its big wheat export trade with Peking, refused to allow the Taiwanese to enter the country unless they agreed to drop the "Republic of China" label and abandon their national flag. going to go dancing in the street because I'm batting clean-up, but I feel I had the credentials and deserve to be there." Even though Anderson could be accused of playing favorites by selecting a member of his own team to-hit fourth, no one can argue with Foster's statistics. The 6-foot-l, 195-pounder, on the All-Star team for the first time, leads the major leagues in runs batted in with 72. He's also batting a .327 clip and has 17 home runs, third best in the National League. Foster, Cincinnati's regular City Scores More league Softball and baseball games were played Monday evening here in leagues sponsored by the Cily Recreation Depl. Scores, listed by leagues: Men's Softball—Garden Cily Farm Center 7-4 over Oswalt Division. Motor Electric 13-9 over Peerless Plastics. Santa Fe Motors of Deerfield 11-1 over Dart-In. Master Feeders 21-16 over Quint Automotive. Ehrcsman Packing 18-12 over Garden Cily Co-op. Women's Softball-Alfred Miller Tractor 16-1 over Norris Drugstore. Garden City Bullets won forfeit over Deerfield. L&R Repair of Holcomb 17-4 over Garden National Bank. Blue Streaks 7-5 over Goodtimes Communications. Rainbow League—Delta Irrigation 1 I'll over H4B Builders. Garst-Thomas 14- II over Ehrcsman Packing. Roark Realty 13-12 over Ray Rowland Concrete. Hcnl-Buy 21-20 over Garnand Furniture. Roark Realty 15-13 over Garst-Thomas. Skyline l-eague^-Eagles 12-3 over Oiroles. Falcons 19-11 over Cardinals. Owls 15-4 over Larks. Ravens 4-0 over Hawks. Eagles 6-2 over Orioles. Planet League—Saturn 9-2 over Neptune. Prairie League—Chipmunks 17-2 over Bunnies. Coyotes won forfeit over Holcomb. Zodiac League—Leo 6-2 over Holcomb. Tee-Hall league—Ducks 32-19 over Longhorns. Coyotes 16-7 over Bears. Major League—Yanks 6-5 over Decrfield. Jets 8-5 over Royals. Holcomb 7-3 over Indians. llabe Kuth League—Lions 13-12 over Shriners. Odd Fellows won forfeit over Lakin. left fielder who will open in center tonight, is just part of an awesome array of firepower that will highlight the NL attack. He'll be flanked in left by Philadelphia's Greg Luzinski, the league's top RBI man in 1975, and in right by Dave Kingman of the New York Mets. Kingman has blasted 30 home runs this year and has . driven in 69 runs. Foster, who hit .300 while Bears, Aeros Step Upward By The Associated Press Denver and Wichita both moved up in the American Association standings in the west division Monday night with Wichita defeating Oklahoma City while Denver took both ends of a doublehader from Tulsa. The Denver Bears won the eight-inning opener 10-9 when outfielder Warren Cromartie's single scored Jim Cox. The Bears won the nightcap 10-5. The double victory moved the Bears to within one and one-half games of the west , division leading Oklahoma City 89ers who lost to -third place Wichita. Julio Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the first and Ron Dunn had a solo homer in the eighth to give the Aeros their 5-3 decision over Oklahoma City. It was the Aero's sixth victory in their last seven games and the sixth loss in seven games for the 89ers. Bob Oliver slammed a two- run homer for Oklahoma City in the fifth. banging 23 homers last year, says the All-Star game is a different thrill from winning the World Series. "To be selected as one of the 28 members of the team is a great recognition," he said. "Winning the Series is kind of a group effort. The All-Star team is more of an individual thing. The voting is done on what you do as an individual." And Foster is quick to point out that six other members of the world champion Reds are part of the NL team. "That," he said, "just shows you how good a team we have. Big Catch Ttltgram Pholo Arlen Riggs, 7, went fishing Sunday evening west of the river bridge here in the old sandpit pond. He came up with just this one catch-but it was a good one. It's a 4 '/2-pound channel cat, hooked while using shad gizzards as bait. Arlen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Riggs, 818 Summit. Circumstances Unusual as Rams Open Training Camp Golf Playoff Decides Title PHILADELPHIA (AP) "The first might have been luck. But when you win a second, you feel like a pro." Such was JoAnne Garner's reaction after beating tiny but tough Sandra Palmer by two strokes Monday in their 18- hole playoff for the U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship. It was Mrs._ Garner's second Open title. Sh'e won in 1971, at Kahkwa Club in Erie, Pa. She became the fourth player in the history of the Open to win two or more times. • Mrs. Garner's victory wasn't exactly artistic. She blew a four-stroke lead with five holes to play, and came back to win with the help of an eight-foot birdie putt and a bogey by Miss Palmer on the 17th hole. Coaches Urged to Pick up Schedules Coaches of teams in nine kid softball and baseball leagues are asked to pick up new, revised schedules at Civic Center immediately. These are the final schedules for Rainbow, Skyline, Pee Wee, Prairie, Planet, Zodiac, Major, Minor, and Tee-Ball leagues. The reamaining schedules have been revised, and the older schedules are no longer being used. No more makeup games' can be rescheduled from now until the ned of the summer. Said a City Rec Dept. spokesman: "Failure to field a team for one of the games on the revised schedules will mean forfeiture of the contest." FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Chuck Knox agreed it was not the typical way to open a pro football camp. But the Los Angeles Rams' coach refused to cancel the workout despite the shooting deaths of seven persons a few yards from the practice field. As Knox, his coaching staff and the 61 players who had reported to the National Football League team's camp were preparing for their first workout Monday morning at California State University- Fullterton, a security guard barged into'the locker room and ordered them to "stay put." The guard told Knox a "lunatic" gunman had just gone on a five-minute shooting spree in the school library and killed an unknown number of persons. He cautioned that the suspect was still loose and armed and that the Rams should not leave the locker room until the gunman had been apprehended. Knox took the news calmly, waited a few minutes, then ordered the club onto the field. Campus police then approached the Rams' coach and told him to clear the football field. Again Knox refused. Sports In Brief By The Associated Press TENNIS CINCINNATI — Defending champion Tom Gorman advanced to the second round of the $100,000 Western Tennis Championships with a 7-6, 6-2 triumph over Nick Gaviano. GENERAL SANTA ANA, Calif. — Enrico "Hank" Marino, a native of Sicily who was voted Bowler of the First Half Century in a 1951 Associated Press poll, died after a long illness at the age of 86. "We'd walked through the the area where the violence had occurred to get to the field and I didn't see any sense in walking back through it again," Knox said. "I felt we were mucji better off on the field doing what we're supposed to do." He insisted the shootings, in which seven persons died and two others were critically injured, did not affect the club's practice session. "We heard a lot of talk about it and saw a lot of people scurrying around," said a club spokesman, "but we didn't actually see or hear the shootings. It happened just a short distance from where we were, but as for our involvement in it, it could have happened at another school 20 miles away. "Coach Knox made the right decision in sending the team out to practice. The players would have been more upset if he hadn't, talking about the violence and all." Knox said the workout went smoothly. 1( It - was a real good session," he said. "The, players were all very en-, thusiastic. If anyone was bothered by the violence, they didn't show it." •Less than an hour after the shootings, officers arrested 37- year-old library custodian Edward Charles Allaway on suspicion of murder. Rec Schedule Baseball Truce Reached — But Price Paid PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It seems only appropriate that after 13 months of haggling, peace should come to baseball in the City of Brotherly Love. But, like any truce, the agreement reached Monday between the Major League Players Association and the Player Relations Committee had its price. Both sides gave ground to reach the settlement. Although neither management nor the union would reveal any terms of the pact, these key elements of the four- year agreement were learned: —A player will have the right to demand a trade after having played in the majors for five years. He will have a veto right over six clubs. If he is not traded, he will become a free agent. —Players who become free agents, including those now governed by the Andy Messersmith decision, will be able to negotiate with a maximum of 12 teams, starting with the inverse order of the previous season standings. Each club will be limited in the number of free agents it can sign, being permitted one if the free-agent pool totals one to 14. However, a club will be able to sign as many free agents as it might lose. —The only compensation for a lost player will be draft choices, if one of the 12 lowest teams signs a player, it would lose its second choice in the next draft of college and high school players to the player's former team. If one of the top 12 teams signs a player, it would forfeit its No. 1 draft choice. —Players can take their salary differences' to arbitration as they did before the 1974 season. However, if a player is eligible to become a free agent, his salary dispute can go to arbitration only by mutual consent of the player and the club. The players also had to agree to stay five years with their new teams once they exercised their free agent option. The new contract also called for a 29 per cent increase in pension plan contributions by management. But the pact did not solve baseball's "one-and-one" dilemma created when pitchers Andy Messersmith and Dave McNally won free agent status last winter under an arbitrator's decision after completing the 1975 season without signing contracts. The 40 or so unsigned major league players still are considered to be "playing out their options," and unless they sign by October they will be free agents when the season ends. Other players who signed single or multi-year contrcts may still exercise their options at the conclusion of those pacts, should they choose to move elsewhere. The difference now, however, is that with an agreement, management has something of a deadline hanging over the players. Once they exercise or pass up that single option chance, the players will be tied to their teams for various lengths of time. But, of course, that six-year point could be reached quickly for individual players, depending on when they came to the majors. So baseball still faces a situation which could find many players moving around freely every year. That element and the continued 1-1 factor apparently has left some owners less than thrilled with the agreement which has the unanimous support of the Player Relations Committee and- Commissioner Bowie Kiihn. The owners will meet Wednesday morning to consider the pact. The committee will recommend approval and the commissioner said he would support that recommendation. "This is a constructive development for baseball,", Kuhn said. Approval of the pact would require 13 affirmative votes, a simple majority, from the 24 owners. There must be at least five positive votes from each league to pass the agreement. The player representatives were almost unanimous in approving ' the agreement presented to them by Marvin Miller, executive director of the union. There was just one abstention in the 23 votes cast. Asked if this meant the labor dispute that delayed the start of spring training some 17 days was over, Miller said, "I believe so." City Recreation Dept. officials have revised many schedules of local softball and baseball leagues for this week. A number of make-up games are being rescheduled. Here's the schedule of games for the next two days of this week: TUESDAY SOFTBALL Adult Men's Games — All at Pansier Field. El Rancho Chuck's of Holcomb vs. Garst- Thomas at 6:30 p.m. Road Gang vs. T&R Construction at 7:15 p.m. Pizza Inn vs. Craig Construction at 8:00 p.m. Don's Mill and Elevator vs. Ward's Garden Center at 8:45 p.m. Farmland Foods vs. 01' Soak Weed at 9:30 p.m. Adult Women's Games — All at Cleaver Field. Hapes Trucking vs. Rookies at 6:30 p.m. Audiophile Sound Shop vs. L&R Repair of Holcomb at 7:30 p.m. Norris Drugstore vs. Master Feeders at 8:30 p.m. Alfred Miller Tractor vs. Garden National Bank at 9:30 p.m. Rainbow League — Ehresman Packing vs. Ray Rowland Concrete at 6 p.m. Garst-Thomas vs. Zerr Canvas at 7 p.m. Rent-Buy vs. Miles Optical Lab at 8 p.m. Roark Realty vs. Garnand Furniture at 9 p.m. Skyline League — No games scheduled today. Planet League — Mercury vs. Jupiter at 6 p.m. Prairie League — Foxes vs. Cottontails at 8 p.m. Rabbits vs. Squirrels at 9 p.m. Zodiac League — Pisces vs. Aries at 7 p.m. Zoo League Tee-Ball — Antelopes vs. Bears at 6:30 p.m. Lions vs. Ducks at 7:30 p.m. BASEBALL Minor League — Aztecs vs. Mohawks at 6:00 p.m. Shawnees vs. Pawnees at 7:30 p.m. Kiowas vs. Holcomb at 8:45 p.m. Kanzas play at Deerfield in 7 p.m. games. Pee Wee League — Huskers vs. Jayhawks at 6:00 p.m. Deerfield vs. Cowboys at 7:30 p.m. Wildcats vs. Tigers at 8:45 p.m. Babe Ruth League — Odd Fellows vs. Garden City Implement Dealers Assn. at 6:30 p.m. Lions vs. Rotary at 8:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Softball Adult Men's Games—All at Fanlser < Field. Master Feeders vs. Oswalt Division at 6:30 p.m. Garden City Farm Equipment vs. Peerless Plastics at 7:15 p.m. Motor Electric vs. Dart-In at 8:00 p.m. Santa Fe Motors of Deerfield vs. Quint Automotive at 8:45 p.m. L&R Repair of Holcomb vs. Bell Creek Trucking at 9:30 p.m. Adult Women's Games— L&R Repair of Holcomb vs. Hapes Trucking at 6:30 p.m. Audiophile Sound Shop vs. Norris Drugstore at 7:30 p.m. Master Feeders vs. Garden City Farm Equipment at 8:30 p.m. Rookies vs. Turquoise Shop at 9:30 p.m. Rainbow League—Ray Rowland Concrete vs. Zerr Canvas at 6 p.m. Garst- Thomas vs. Delta Irrigation at 7 p.m. Rent-Buy vs. H&B Builders at 8 p.m. Roark Realty vs. Miles Optical Lab at 9 p.m. Garnand Furniture vs. Rent-Buy at 10 p.m. Planet League—Jupiter vs. Earth at 8 p.m. Prairie League—Cottontails vs. Coyotes at 6 p.m. Foxes vs. Rabbits at 9 p.m. Zodiac League — Holcomb vs. Pisces at 7 p.m. Skyline League —Falcons vs. Hawks at 6 p.m. Ealges vs. Larks at 7 p,m, Ravens vs. Orioles at 8 p.m. Owls vs. Cardinals at 9 p.m. Owls vs. Larks at 10 p.m. , Baseball Pec Wee League—No games scheduled today. Minor League—No games today. Major League—Yanks vs. Cowboys at 6 p.m. Royals vs. Pilots at 7:30 p.m. Deerfield vs. Jets at 8:45 p.m. Babe Ruth League—No games scheduled today. \

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