The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on June 28, 1974 · Page 5
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Sweaty grass problems Omaha's Gold No. 2 Nastase is happy Cupset about rainy Wimbledon Fergus Falls (Mn.) Journal Fri., June 28, 1974 "Ilk MOTORCYCLE TRAINING - Motorcycle safety Instructor Wayne Swenson directs students Kevin Knick, 16, and Frank Gerdin, 16, during a recent training session. Driving classes are held in the senior high school parking lot and an off-road area outside the city limits. (Journal photo by Phil Hage) Motorcycle program stresses safety skills By PHILHAGE City Editor More than 240 Fergus Falls area students and adults have completed a motorcycle safety training and education course since the course was started in 1972. The Fergus Falls School Board authorized the training program to be offered as part of the regular driver education program, after the 1971 state legislature passed a law requiring 16 and 17-year-old drivers to complete a motorcycle safety course in order to obtain a motorcycle endorsement on their drivers license. Students in School District 544 pay no tuition for the course. Students from other school districts and adults pay a $20 tuition fee. The training program consists of eight hours of classroom instruction and six hours of road training on a motorcycle. The classroom sessions use films, handouts, and discussions pertaining to motorcycle operation and . special problems uvtraffic. Road instruction helps new riders learn the necessary skills for safe operation, and : improves the skills of riders i with previous experience. Emphasis is placed on developing proper techniques in starting, gear shifting, braking, balance, turning and general control of a motorcycle in motion. The program is supported by three local motorcycle dealers who loan the cycles to the school district, permitting students to learn the necessary cycling skills without having to purchase a motorcycle. During the first year of the program, 73 students completed the training course. The following year, 104 students completed the course. This year, as of June 19, 60 high school students and nine adults have completed the training. Students 15 years of age or older who have completed a certified auto safety program are eligible to enroll in the course. Adult courses may be scheduled for evening hours. New classes are scheduled to begin July 18, July 29 and Aug. 8. Pre-rcgistration is necessary for class entrance. "A motorcycle operated by an unskilled rider or on a borrowed motorcycle are the most likely candidates for an accident," according to Wayne Swenson, motorcycle instructor. "The rider must be completely familiar with the machine he is operating. Defensive driving is the key to a safe trip whether it is around the block or across the eoun- .. try,"_he said. . ; ,. . • Swenson emphasizes that his students wear high visibility clothing and drive with the headlight on at all times. Swenson says the success of the training program is difficult to measure in terms of the number of accident reports and traffic citations. "It appears that fewer young people are involved in traffic accidents. We can teach the necessary skills but it is difficult to control the attitude" of the motorcyclist. Governor Wendell Anderson proclaimed the week of June 2329 as "Eye that Cycle Week," to increase automobile drivers' awareness of motorcycles and driving problems faced by cyclists. There are 246 franchised motorcycle dealers in Minnesota. The number of state cycle registrations has doubled in less than four years. Minneapolis-St. Paul ranks ninth in the nation in terms of the number of motorcycles owned. WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Hie Nastase had the contented smile of Lewis Carroll's Cheshire cat as it rained and rained... and rained some more at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Thursday's rain was good news for Nastase, No. 2 seed from Romania, and other European clay court players. As Wimbledon's famed lush lawns sweated beneath covers, they presented a grim view for the Fergus skins Underwood, Pelican Rapids The Fergus Falls' American Legion team won it's second game this week 6-3 against Underwood. Earlier, it swept Pelican Rapids after only five innings because of the 10-run rule. The leading hitter against Pelican Rapids was Mitch Becker, 3-5. Neil Brendmoen, winning pitcher for Fergus Falls in the Underwood game, struck out 10 batters, walked eight and allowed five hits. For Fergus Falls, Barry Dolan hit a two-run blast over Underwood's left field fence making the score 6-2 in the sixth. Leading hitter for Underwood was Gary Bjorklund who went 2-2. The next game is at 1:30 p.m. Sunday when Fergus Falls hosts Wahpeton. grass court whiz kids of the United States and Australia. "I feel good," said Nastase, at his best on Europe's slow clay courts. "I've never known Wimbledon to play so slow," he said. "I think I might go a long way this year." Nearly two days have been lost in the 87th championships to rain. The program should have reached the last 32 in both the men's and women's singles by today. But only a handful of players have completed second-round matches. Safely through to the men's third round were top-seeded John Newcombe and fellow Australian Ken Rosewall, Stan Smith and Tom Gorman of the United States, defending champion Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, fifth-seeded Swede Bjorn Borg and Nastase. In the women's singles, the top two seeds, Billie Jean King and Chris Evert of the United States, as well as British veteran Christine Janes, were the only players through to the round of 32. Nastase wasn't the only player who could see the change in Wimbledon's usually fizzing surface. Manuel Orantes of Spain, seeded only 12th but considered among the finest slow clay courts players in the world, could have a good chance of a big breakthrough here unless the grass dries fast. Other Europeans who might enjoy the changed conditions include Alex Metreveli, the Soviet Union's best player ever, and Borg, who already has won the Italian and French titles this year— on clay. The hopes of Newcombe, Smith and third-seeded Jim Connors of Belleville, 111., could be buried in the slow courts. Because of the rain, only two matches were completed Thursday, and both had been halted by rain and darkness Wednesday. Miss Evert outlasted Lesley Hunt of Australia 8-£, 5-7, 11-9, and Borg beat Ross Case of Australia 3-6, G-l, , 7-5. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bill Hartack will ride J.R.'s Pet in Saturday's $75,000-added Omaha Gold Cup at Ak-SarBen. The purse in the race for 3- year-olds at 1 l-16th miles will reach $80,150 if all nine entries start. J.R's Pet, Destroyer and Sharp Gary—all winners of $100,000 races this year—will be top-weighted with 124 pounds. Ismael Valenzuela will ride Destroyer, the local favorite who won the Santa Anita Derby. Both J.R.'s Pet and Destroyer ran in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness. J.R.'s Pet was fourth in the Derby and seventh in the Preakness. His biggest win was the $100,000 Arkansas Derby. Expos option Humphrey MONTREAL (AP) - The Montreal Expos of the National league Thursday sent catcher Terry Humphrey to their Memphis affiliate in the International league. Humphrey was optioned to make room for right-hander Dennis Blair, who was called to the parent club earlier in the week. Humphrey, 24, appeared in 20 games with the Expos this season and had 10 hits in 52 at-bats for a .192 average with three runs batted in. Last season, he hit .167 with one home run and nine runs batted in. WHA's racers hire Gerry Moore as coach Talks break off in NFL strike INDIANAPOLIS (AP)-The Indianapolis Racers, yet to see action as an expansion team in the World Hockey Association, have hired a new coach and added a rookie defenseman. Gerry Moore, who coached the Oklahoma City Blazers to the Central Hockey League playoffs last year, was named to succeed Johnny Wilson, now with the Michigan Stags of the WHA. A veteran of 14 years as a player and four years as a coach, Moore had been with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins organizations. The Racers also announced the signing Thursday of 18- year-old Craig Hanmer, a second-round WHA pick from St. Paul, Minn. The 6-2, 210-pound defenseman played during the 1973-74 season with the St. Paul Vulcans of the Midwest Junior "A" Hockey League. Following the announcement of his hiring, Moore said: "I'm really pleased for the opportunity afforded me by the Racers. "I'm looking forward to being a part of the Hoosier sports picture and feel most enthusiastic about the prospects for major league hockey in Indianapolis." Doug Wood, Hanmer's former coach with the Vulcans, described the youngster as "eventempered...and not a hothead .on the ice." ; , "He loves to hit and bump the opposition," Wood added. "And believe me, he can be as tough and mean as anybody out there...meaner and tougher than most if the occasion warrants it." Sources said Hanmer would receive more than ?250,000 in the three year contract. Hanmer was forced to pass up his last year of high school hockey at St. Paul Johnson after the Minnesota State High School League ruled that he was ineligible because he had participated in a midget tournament in Canada. "It turned out to be the biggest break in the boy's life," said his father, Stuart. The league action led the youth to join the Vulcans. "Hanmer has more potential than any American hockey player I've ever seen," said Chuck Catto, player personnel director for the Racers. "He has an unbelievable future ahead of him." WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Football League Players Association is asking all rookies to support a strike threatened for Monday by staying away from training camps that open next week. The players union and the Scoreboard Women's Fastpitch City League Kroneman Insurance Service Food Rosenblatt's Olson's Furniture Suhr Ford Hintgen-Karst 18 16 1 26 2 Dorn & Co. Inc., Women's Traveling Softball Team Weekend Schedule: Saturday, 3 p.m. vs. Sweeney Brothers of Fargo (fastpitch) at Grotto Diamond in the Sports tacular. Sunday: Wahpeton Invitational SlowpUch Tourney Play "Ro-Banks" at 9:30 a.m. . Defending champions the past two years. NFL Management Council, bargaining agent for owners of the 2G teams, are deadlocked on 63 contract demands made by the players. Despite the aid of federal mediators, talks broke off Wednesday. In a letter to all rookies Thursday, Players Association President Bill Curry of the Houston Oilers asked their support in "our efforts for your own benefits, protections and freedom." The owners have planned to use rookies and free agents in exhibition and regular-season games if the veterans strike. Royals reactivate pitcher Briles KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Royals have reactivated pitcher Nelson Briles and sent infielder Bobby Floyd to their Omaha farm club in the American Association. Briles will be making his first appearance tonight against the Oakland A's since he underwent knee surgery more than two months ago. He will be opposed by the A's Glenn Abbott. 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