Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on June 29, 1974 · Page 12
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Two years in the makinfl Awesome excitement! gulf drive-in FIFTEENTH STREET/763 2492 GINGER • 8:00 ABDUCTORS 9:50 GW6ER SCQRESTWUX f -» •' "You've leased and jj,' tortured and killed «|p to bust my racket Well, you re gonna get it back in spades Connors Wins Struggle WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) — Jimmy Connors and Arthur Ashe, men with opposlg views about the game of professional tennis, Friday gained he last 32 of the men's singles at rain-sodden Wimble •don with victories as contrastig as their temperaments. Connors, the third seed from Belleville, 111. defeated Autralia's Phil Dent, the man he beat to win the Australian title back in January, 5*7,6-3,3-6,63, 10-8 while Ashe, the eighth seed from Miami, Fla. nipped muscular Russian Telmuraz Kalulla.6-1,6-4,64. For the third succssive day rain played havoc with the program and referee Mike Gib* son, a man who always retains his cool, admitted "I'm worried." With the tournament running nearly 180 game behind schedule, the committee took the unprecedented step of ordering play to start at two hours earlier than normal on Saturday and Monday. ..Not all the 14 courts were playable and of the 72 matches scheduled, only 10 were com* pleted, ironically under clear skies. Tony Roche, tipped as thehelr apparent to double grand sam- Ashe Sees Money Doubling WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) — Arthur Ashe, newly elected president of the As* sociatlon of Tennis Professionals, said Thursday the day may not be far off when ordinary circuit events offer $100,000 in prize money —double the present figure. Ashe, of Miami, Fla., sue- ceeded South Africa's Cliff Drysdale as head of the players' trade union. "With the sponsorship there now is in tennis, it won't be long before circuit events offer $100,000 in prize money,"Ashe, who'll be 31 next week, said. ATP membership now stands at 145 and Ashe says it will not be too long before the figure reaches 200. "This week 10 guys joined at Wimbledon. They Just handed me their entry Dowling Jumps To WFL Stars NEW YORK (UPI) - The New York Stars of the World Footall League Friday announced the signing New England Patriot back-up quarterback Brian Dowling to a multi-year contract beginning In the 1976 season. Dowling, 28, thus becomes the first Patriot player to Jump to the new WFL. A former standout at Yale University, Dowling Joined the Patriots in 1970 after failing to make the grade with the Minnesota Vikings who drafted him In 1969. Dowling appeared in 11 games last season as Jim Plunkett's back-up man and 13 the year before. His current contract with the Patriots runs' through the 1976 season which would prevent hm from Joining the Stars until that time. Horizon South Tennis Tourney Horizon South will sponsor an open tennis tournament July 5 through 7, pro John Lucas has announced. There is no entry fee and entries may be made by phone to 234-6663. Trophies will go to the winners in the various age groups, male and female. fee and said 'sign us up.'" Ashe said that ATP may set up tw\> schools, one in Europe and the other in the United States, where youngsters entering the pro ranks would have to familiarize themselves with pro rules. "Before we give a member his card, we want to be sure he knows all the rules so that there can be no misunderstandings on court,'Ashe said. Earlie today ATP announced 20 tournaments—10 each In the United States and Europe— which will run alongside the USLTA and WCT circuits from Jan. 15-May 1 next year. Ashe said, "We're not trying to set ourselves up in opposition to he USLTA or WCT. We are setting up tournaments where our members can play if they chose to pass up the other circuit. "It's quite likely (John) Newcombe, (Rod) Laver, (Ken) Rosewall, (Tom) Okker and a few of the other older guys will not sign with WCT. This way they'll have alternative tournaments In which to play should they wish. "Also, WCT only signs 84" players. The USLTA circuit usually has 32-man fields, so there is a need for another alternative to keep our people employed." Ashe said these tournaments would not offer as much prize money, "but they will be worth points to the Grand Prix bonus pool, an that Is Important" With the growth of tennis continuing around the world, Ashe feels it will be necessary to establish satellite circuits. "Fellows who have Just won their cards will have to play this circuit to earn the right to play in the main events. "It is possible. In Europe promoters are happy enough to have just two name players in the field. We'll be able to do this, at the same time helping our younger members." Ashe did not discuss ATP's trouble with World Team Tennis, but he said, 'I'll never pay WTT. The competition does not suit me." mer Kod Laver before a nagging elbow injury threat* ened his career, finally got his match completed when he defeated Australian country man John Alexander, 84,6-4,46,8-9,6-3. It took the pair 74 hours tocomplete the match wheh must be some kind of record. It certainly was the longest singles match played at Wimbledon. The normally jocular Roche was In no mood for jokes when It was all over. "It's no good, period," he said. Connors, the joint U.S. no. 1 with Stan Smith, had a tremendous struggle to get by Dent, who did his own cause no good by serving 14 double faults, the final one to put himself tove-40 In the 16th game of the fith set. He saved one break point but Connors took the next and then rapped up the match at his second attempt after having failed to put It away In the 10th game by electing to stay back. Connors, who has gone his own way and refused to follow the herd on the pro tour, said, "I think I played as well as I possibly can. Phil played his best and brought out the best In me." Connors' fiancee, Chris Evert, who had her own troubles In second round Thursday before defeating Lesley Hunt, watched every stroke of the match and suffered with Jimmy when he made errors. Ashe, who'll be 31 next week and heads the players' trade union had little difficulty with Kalkulla, but he complained his rhythm had deserted him. This from a man who served six aces in an U-minute first set. After showering, Ashe found himself a television set which was showing a delayed tale of his match—it was raining outside—to se if he could discover what was wrong with his game. "I'm hitting the balla hard as. hell but it's endingup in the net. My rhythm has gone completely. I just can't get the ball over the net." Five Americans were among the 16 males to make it to the last 32. Erik Van Dllen of San Mateo, Calif.defeated Harald Elschenbroich of Germany, 6-4, 7-5„5,6-4, while Smith, the.'our- th pick from Sea Plnes.S.C, andllth seed Tom Gorma of Seatte, wash., advanced on Tuesday before the rains came. With seventh-seeded Tom Okker of the Netherlands and 12h choice Manuel Orantes of Spain also progressing, the seedlngs committee still are batting 1.000. Fourth-seeded Rosi Casals of San Francisco was one of three girls to get a match In. She def eatd Pam Teeguarden of Los Ageles.6-2,9-8. Also advancing was third seeded Evonne Golagong, a 62, 6-4 victor over Ilena Kloss of South Africa. Canadians Get Boost CHERICAFFAR0 >nN. H JOSEPH BRENNER ASSOCIATES NC IA 0ERX) Production COLOR by Deluxe jg[ CHERICAFFAR0 »M >. JOSEPH BRENNER ASSOCIATES. WC U 0EFW Production COLOR by 0e*»« g isle of view drive-in EVERITT AVENUE/785 4110 IOHlfiHII CHINESE GODFATHER 8:00 BRUCE LEE • 10:00 OTTAWA (UPI) - A contract hammered out between the Canadian Football League and Its players association providesfor almost $1.2 million in pay increases over the next three years, CFL President George Reed said Friday. The basic agreement on the new three-year contract was reached at about midnight martin theatre 409 HARRISON AVE /78S b ?95 LATE SHOW TONIGHT 11:15 P.M. |New Strokes! New Tricks! He fought dirty the meanest killer of them all! THE (HINEi'E ddDFUWEll Wu Chin Ting Pel Pink Wu ® LBONUSI! "The Final Days Of BRUCE LEE" r on the same program He aims to please. METROCOLOR MOM Thursday but Insertion of figures in the memorandum of agreement and addition of a number of clauses dragged talks out to almost 3 a.m. Friday. Announcement of details of the agreement was delayed as the CFL Players Association contactd player represetatives from the various teams during the morning. Reed said pay under the new contract would be "quite a bit better" than it was, amounting to an increase of 47 per cent over the 1973 pay level, spread out over a three-year period. The actual increases to be •shared by the association's 288 members will amount to DOWNTOWN THEATRE 220 HARRISON P.H. 785-8331 Fox Resigns, SF Selects Westrum DICK WILLIAMS SAN FRANCISO (up!) Charlie Fox gave up his job as manager of the skidding San Francisco Giants Friday, and former New York Mets manager Wes Westrum took over. Fox, under fire from critics after a month-long slide that landed the Giants one game Williams Elated NEW YORK (UPI) Dick Williams will warm up for his return as a major league manager Sunday when he guides one of the teams involved in a charity Softball game at Hartford, Conn. Leading the other team in the softball game will be Casey Stengel who managed a few teams during his daysln the majors. For Williams, however, the real thing will take place Monday night when he assumes his new role as managr of California and leds the Angels against the Oakland As, the team he letd to two straight world championships before quitting last October. "I'm quite elated,"Wllliams said after It was announced the Angels hired him to replace Boby Winkles. "I said It would have to be an out- standng offer and it was. It's the best I've ever had. It was something I just couldn't turn down." The financial terms of the offer that lured Williams back into basebal and away from his home and job with a land developer in Riviera Beach, Fla., were no annouced but it was believed to be around $100,000. The Angels were able to sign Williams after getting Oakland owner Charlie Fily's per- mis-sin. Williams still had two years to go on his contract with the A's when he quit following last year's World series. Flney went to court to prevent Williams from taking over as manager of the New York Yankees during the winter. The court order forced former American League president Joe Cronin to refuse to recognize the conract Williams had signed with the Yanks. Eventually, however, Filey said he would allow Williams to manage any team except the Yankees and got a San Francisco Federal Court judge to rescind the injunction against Williams, clearing the way for the Angels to hire him. "The club is better than its record indicates," said Wil­ liams, referring to the Angels' last place standing In the American League West. He will get his chance to prove it beginning Monday night. Kathy McMullen Opens With 67 MONTREAL (UPI) - Kathy McMullen fired one of the finest rounds of her four-year career, a slx-under par 67, for a one- stroke lead after the first round of the $60,000 Peter Jackson Ladles Classic Friday. The 24-year old from Bran- denton, Fla., who has yet to win a Ladies Professional Golf Association tournament, toured the Candiac Golf Course with six birdies and 11 pars for her 67. Four players were tied for second with five under par 68s —Betsy Cullen of Tulsa, Okla., Judy Kimball of Sioux City, Iowa, Carol Ko Skala of Eugene, Ore., and Sandra Palmer of Fort Worth, Tex. Miss Skala had eight birdies, but bogeyed three holes. Miss Kimball had only 22 putts In the first round, the best in the field of 82 pros and six Canadian amateurs. Miss Kimball and Cynthia Sullivan are the co-holders of the LPGA record of 20 putts in a tournament. Miss Kimball got her record in St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1963 and Miss Sullivan in Amarlllo, Tex. in 1967. Using the preferred He, 30 players broke or matched par on the opening day of the 54hole tournament. Temperatures rose into the mid-80s and there was only a slight breeze on the opening day. Kathy Whltworth of Richardson, Tex., was next at fourunder par 69. Three players had 70s, Kathy Farrer of Decatur, Ala., Murle Breer of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Shelley Hamlin of Fresno, Calif. from last place, will replace Westrum as the team's major league scout. "With the club losing," said Fox, "I felt that for the good of the organization I should step down and take over In another capacity, which I am doing as major league scout," But the 52-year-old former catcher added, "I feel If" General Patton when they took his troops away from him," Fox, manager since replacing Clyde King on May 24, 1970, guided the Giants to the National League Western Division championship in 1971 but lost the playoff to Pittsburgh in four games. Westrum, 51, a longtime plant, joined the Mets in 1964 as a coach, replaced Casey Stengel as manager the following season and compiled a 142237 record before resigning^ September 1967. He then rejoined the Giants as a coach. Westrum's appointment came only hours before the Giants met the league-leading Los Angeles Dodgers here to start a weekend series. Horace Stoneham, the Giants' president, said Fox, in his 33rd year with the Giant organization, "resigned in the best interests of the club,',' Fox's managerial record with the Giants was 356 wins and 327 losses for a .521 percentage. Some critics charged Fox had lost touch with young player- sand was unable to exercise leadership and control. Like Fox, Westrum has spent most his career with the Giants. He broke into the major leagues in 1947 with the New York Giants and was the regular catcher on the 1951 "miracle" Giants that caught the Brooklyn Dodger from 13 % games back in mid-August and won the playoff on Bobby Thomson's historic home run. Westrum also caught for the 1954 world championship club that wiped out the Cleveland Indians in four staight. Westrm hit .217 in 919 major league games and was one of the game's best defensive catchers. After retiring as a player in 1957, Westrum became a coach in the Giants first major league seaon in San Francisco in 1958 and remained until he joined the Mets in 1964. ..Westrum was named the Giants major league scout in 1972 Westrum and his wife, Jo, have two daughters, Barbara and Joann, and reside in Phoenix, Ariz. Winkles Shoulders Blame $284,280 this year, $362,660 in 1975 and $504,240 in 1976. CFL team contribuions to the players' pension fund will be Increased from $220 a player last year to $400 this year and in 1975 and $500 in 1976. The association also secured a minimum salary for the first time, $11,000 for veteran players and $10,000 for rookies. It also obtained increased payments to players in the Grey Cup—$4,500 to players on the winning team and $2,000 per player to the losers, compared with $3,000 and $2,000 last year In 1975 the payments will be increased again to $5,000 and $2,500 and in 1976 to $6,000 and $3,000 SAN CLEMENTE, Calif, (upi) Bobby Winkles, not visibly downcast by the loss of his job as Caliifomia Angels manager, smilingly shouldered the blame Friday for his sudden unemployment "I was misquoted as blaming Harry Dalton and rank Robinson but that's not right," he said. "It's my fault I was fired." Robinson, 38-year-old slugger, "is an oustandlng influence on a ball club and I was not able to handle him," Winkles said. Daiton, the general manager, "did what he had to do,' said the 42-year-old Winkles. Winkles lasted less than two seasons in his first major league managing job. He will be paid off for the rest of this season on his $35,000 contract In 1972, said he would like to stay in baseball. He also said he would like to maintain his home here in this community which is the locale of President Nixon's western white House. "Maybe I could get a job cleaning up the grounds over there,"said Winkles with a laugh. "I like this place." He said he had two job offers the day after he was fired, but not in baseball. "I'd like to stay in baseall," he said. "It'sbeen good to me." P. C. Swimmers In Home Meet Gigi Berrry James Bucker, Steve Burdeshaw, Jimmy and Bobby Carter, Robin Conklin, Daniel and Kathy Davis, Scott Dorsch, Brya , Ronnie, Jeff, and Bruce Frassmann, Cherly and Jean Fuller, David Gaddle, Harry Galther, Nancy Haller, Monica, Mary Ann, and Michelle Heller, Use Kent, Kathy Kruse, Kevin and Anita Langford, Tommy Lawrence, Greg and Chris Langford, ;«,ou..«.....«*»~iv -v _ l Talltha Mannl, Kenneth and When he hewrd that Charlie football CoaChCS Adrlene Ma< The Panama City Swim Team will host their first home meet of the summer season at the Open Sands Pool, Panama City Beach, today. The Sailfish will compete in Individual and relay events against the Capital City Swim Team, Tallahassee, starting at 8 a.m. Sailfish participating are: Starke Needs Fox resigned Friday as manger of the San Francisco Giants, Winkles quipped,"It looks like I started a trend." Remarks he was quoted as making about Dalto were "out of context," according to Winkles. "One paper said I blasted Harry," Winkles noted. "That's terrible I did no such thing.My remarks were taken from a routine I've done as a banquet speaker. I used to say that I'd like to see a ball club get rid of the geneal manager and the players before the manager was fired If he club wasn'twln- nlng. It was all a big joke" Winkles.who spent 13 years as coach at Arizona State before coming to the Angels as a coach Collins Out For 8 Weeks HARRISONBURG, VA. (UPI) — The Florida Blazers of the World Football League said Friday veteran player-coach Gary Collins will be lost to the team as a player for eight weeks due to a fractured collarbone suffered In a Thursday Intra-squad scrimmage. Collins, a 10-year National Football League veteran who played for the Cleveland Browns, cpme out of retlremerit to join the Blazers. David Hurse, head football coach at Bradford High, Starke, Fla., needs two assistant coaches Adrlene Mackenzie, Mark McMillan, Larry Olivier, Paul and Cathy Penewltt, Rachel and Tim Pratt, Karen Purer, Chris Sabato, Ann and Carla An experienced offensive line Saloman, and Sammy and Eric coach and an experienced Smith, defensive secondary coach are needed. Teaching duties are driver education and physical education. A supplement of $2,000 is paid. Those interested may contact Hurse at 964-6470 or his home, 533-2615. St. Andrew Team Travels St. Andrew Bay Swim Club will compete today against the Tallahassee YMCA at Tallahassee. Softball First Baptist (No.l) 18, Central Baptist 6. HR—First Baptist, Sammy Rowe. Three or more hits—First Baptist, Rowe: Central, Cary Hedrlck. Tyndall 29, Marine Corps 0. HR-Tyndall, Walthall, Hagan, Dieeler. Three or more hit*—Tyndall. Walthall, Wengert, Teat. Dlesler. Gulf Power 20. Kirby 3. HR-Gulf Power, Mike Frady, Charles Bryant, Three or more hits-Gull Power, Ray Cole, Frady, Bryant. Austin 15, Ptxza Hut 6, Three or more hits—Austin, Aaron Richardson, Roger Plppl, Tony Seaborn, Sam Dortch; Kirby, Bill McGlocklln. Mister Ponut la, Pasquale's IS. HR—Mister Obnut, Graham, Walker, Ray, Tucker, Marlowe, Chowe, Walker: Pasquale's, Kenny Brown i, Gary Holden, Carl Gatewood. Three or more hlts^-Mlster Donut, Marlowe, Chowe; • Pasquale's, Danny Brown, Pan Gall. First Assembly 18, St. Andrew Assembly 4. . HR—First Assembly, Jerry Forehand, Three or more' hits—First Assembly, Forehand, Charles Lucas, Charles Kolmeti, Jerald AuU, Steve Foster. Stock Cars Run At Lynn Haven Stock car racing will be held tonight at Lynn Haven's Gulf Coast Speedway, with the first race starting at 7:30 p.m. Lucas, Fields Win Tag Match Ken Lucas and Ricky Fields beat Rock Riddle and Duke Miller in a tag team wrestling match at Rainbow Garden. Johnny Fields won from Bulldog Drummond, Dick Dunn and the Mighty Yankee wrestled to a draw, and Mike Boyette beat Wrestling Pro No. 2. PCC Winners Ann Frederick topped A division play during ladles day golf at Panama Country Club. Irene Toske and Shirley Edwards tied for second. Claire Hollinhead and Margrarlte Fyfe were 1-2 hi B division and Bea Drake and Tip Merrill 1-2 In C division.

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