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Campbell relieves ex-Rofhsay athlete Twins split with Brewers, Goltz gets 6-4 win By MttE O'BRIEN A double error by third base- „..«,., , —.,.. ,--., ..,, ^ By MIKE O'BRIEN AP Spxte Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) - The Milwaukee Brewers and Minnesota Twins, whose sub-.SOO records can be traced primarily to lade of pitching, appeared to have found help in Bill Travers and Dave Goltz Friday night. Travers, whose pitching last year was limited to two innings in the minors because of two arm operations in nine months, earned his first major league victory with 3 M innings of strong relief as the Brewers took the first game of a doubleheader W. Goltz, a spot starter who hadn't won since May 13, boosted his record to 2-4 in the nightcap with a four hit shutout for seven innings as the Twins mounted a 6-0 lead. The Brewers chased him with two runs in the eighth and scored two more in the ninth, but Bill Campbell preserved a 6-4 victory. Three walks by Brewer starter Clyde Wright, a two run single by Danny Thompson and a sacrifice fly by Glen Borgmann staked Minnesota to a 30 lead in the fourth of the opener. The Brewers tied it in their half on Deron Johnson's llth homer—his fourth since joining Milwaukee from Oakland June 25—a single by Bobby Mitchell and John Vukovich's third homer. A double error by third baseman Steve Braun set up the decisive runs in the Brewer fifth. "At first, 1 really had thoughts about not having the second operation," Travers •±ys,8a« abrhbl abrnbi S 0 0 0 Monty3b 4000 5030 Berrycl 3 1 J ft 5000 CMoorec 4100 Ib 1 0 0 0 ScottlB 4021 2100 idiohnsndh 4111 3110 Mitctielllf 3130 4020 Brigpslf 0000 r---"~ 2110 Collector! 4000 Sooerhlrn 3b 1 0 0 0 Garcia 2b 3000 Thompson ss 1 0 I 2 Vgkovcn ss t \ i 3 Gom«» OOOOHantenph 1010 3001 YoyntM 0000 0000 CWriohtp 0000 0000 Traversp o 0 0 0 TMurphy p 0000 Total 323 t 3 Total 32 771 Minnesota 000300000-.J p^\l^k* • 000 320 OCX— 5 i Milwaukee 2. LOB—Mirawtola i^^Mi* S^r" f 38—Darwin. C*rew. HR— DJonnsndll.Vukovich (31. SB-Mitchnl, Youm. SF—Borgmann. Brytcf C.r«w» Oliv«* Kiltebrwrl Kuiicklb Oarwmrf HulHf Brauna Brsmanc Alburyp Kandsp Hands i 10011 C.WrigM 4 43340 Traverj (w.l-OI 32-3 4 0 0 2 2 •T.Miirphy 11300000 T _^» 2 <pT-Murphy (O. WP-C.Wrfohf. SECOND SAME MINNESOTA MILWAUKEE ... , Hnltrt Cartw 2b T«rrHI» Oiivadn Darwinrf Braunlf HOltlb Golfip Bbrhbi abrhbi 5242 Bert yd 3)10 5011 Scott pti 1000 0000 YounIB 5112 4001 MoniyjD 4050 4110 Brijgslf 3010 4 0 1 o Porter c 4000 SllIHnanle 3020 2100 idionrsndh 3i?o 4131 DMayrt 4111 4000 TJonniona, 3011 0000 Slifonp 0000 grounder for an error, then threw wildly past first for another error as Berry scored and Moore raced to third. George Scott singled in Moore to chase loser -Vic Albury (4-8). Travers checked the Twins on three hits— one a routine fly by Rod Carew which fell for a double when Mitchell lost it in the setting sun-from the fifth through the seventh. Reliever Tom Murphy pitched out of a jam in the eighth, then retired the side in order in the ninth for his eighth save. Travers, a 21-year-old left- hander, feared his career might be over following surgery to remove bone chips on his pitching arm in September, 1972, and a nerve transplant in the same area the following June. Astiby ends regular season with 8-4 win UNDERWOOD - Ashby's American Legion baseball team closed out its 1974 regular season with an 8-4 victory over Underwood Friday night. On Monday, July 8, Ashby swings into North Sub-District Baseball Tournament action. The game is set for 6:30 p.m. At this time it is unknown who Ashby will face in tournament P'ay. In last night's game, Steve Ellingson scattered seven hits and fanned six Underwood batters. Dale Christopherson, catcher, provided the power at the plate for Ashby with two doubles and a single, good for 3 RBIs. Scot Anderson and Terry Johnson each got two hits in Ashby's ninth win in 14 starts. Leading hitter for Underwood was Pat Lannon. He had a double and a single. Ashby 015 200 (W 11 3 Underwood 020 100 1-4 74 Steve Ellingson (WP) and Dale Christopherson; Dan Ledding (LP), Ken Rostad (3) and Gary Bjorklund. chances were maybe 40-60 I could never pitch again. But baseball is my life, so I took the chance." "Besides, 1 thought il it didn't work I could possibly come back as a first baseman," he said. "I was a pretty good hitter in high school and the minors. When I signed, 1 had the choice of being a pitcher or a first baseman." Travers said he thought he surprised the Brewers with how well he threw this past spring. He was assigned to Sacramento, where the ball park's short fences are a pitchers' nightmare, but was called up in mid-May. "I think pitching in Sacramento actually helped me," he said, "It made me try harder and concentrate. You have to put the pitch in just the right spot there or somebody is liable togetacrackedbathomerun." "Tonight I think I had the best slider I ever threw, although I started missing with it in the eighth," he said. "I was getting my fast ball where 1 wanted and kept them off balance with my change. I think my arm is stronger than before the operations." Larry Hisle put the Twins ahead to stay in the nightcap with a leadoff home run, his 12th, and added three singles for a string of six straight hits until reliever Kevin Kobe! fanned him in the eighth. Hisle made it 2-0 in the second when he singled, stole second and continued to third on a throwing error, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Tony Oliva. Carew singled home another run In the fourth, and Hisle capped a three run fifth with an Major League Leaders American L««gut BATTING (17S al batsl- Carew. Min, .384; Hargrove, Tex, .35?; R.Jackson, Oak, .335. HUNS—Campaign's, Oak, 53; D Allen, cni, si; rlarrah, Tex, RUNS BATTED IN-Bur. roughs, Tex. M; D.Allen, Chi. S7; Rudi, Oak, Si H I T S-Cart*, Min, 11?; Rudi, Oak, It; A. Johnson, Tex, boUBLES-Rudi. Oak, 23: 8ri995, Mil, 20; Burroughs, Tex, 20; B.Rob'nson, Bal, W; drew, Min, 19. TRIPLES-Rivers, Cal. J; Otis, KC, 7; Hisle, Min, t; Campaneris, Oak, 6; Brigos, Mil, 5; Wohllord, KC, 5; Darwin, Min, s. HOME RUNS D.AIIH1, Chi, 20; Maybwry, KC, U.- R.Jackson. .Oak, 14; Hendrick, Cle, 15; W.Horlon, De,, i 5i . Briggs. Mil, IS. STOLEN BASES-Nwtn, Oak, 34; Campaneris, Oak, 23; Patek, KC, 20. PITCHING i; Oecisrtns)- G.Perry, Clt, li-l. .«a. 1 31 Sprasue, Mil, 61, .857, 2.W Fin- oers. Oak, 7-2, .778, 3« STRIKEOUTS-N.Ryan. Cal, HI; G.Pwry, cie, us. siyle- ven, Min, 115; M.Lolich, D«r, YAMAHA TEAM - The Fergus Falls Yamaha team have collected many racing trophies this season at Detroit Lakes Race Park. From the left along with the trophies are Scott Zimmerman Tom Davte, Tim Pfper and Al Pergande. Also on the racing team are Chuck Bigwood, Bruce Lindbloom, Gary Eggen and Alan Sholts. (Journal pboto by Bruce Bakke) Second NFC picket line set up By The Associated Press Some 35 Miami Dolphin veterans failed to reach a unified decision on what to about the six-day-old player strike during a meeting with leaders of their union. But Miami tight end Jim Mandich said after the Friday night session with officials of the striking National Football League Players Association ionp 0000 ecmpbellp OOOOKotortp 0000 .' -- -. . B-«irne»la 9. Milwaukee JilV~, Brig » Sl Ht9an - D-"*"""- D.May. BCimptMl 12-3322 Staton (L.7.101 < 9 5 5 K0b« 5 ! 1 1 HBP-by siaKm (Darwin), by I- WP-SI»ton. Kot*. T-2:x Pebble Lake ladies' golf tourney set The annual Pebble Lake Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament is set for Wednesday, July 10, in Fergus Lady golfers entering in the 16-hole tournament are asked to register at 9 a.m. and 9-hole tournament registration is set for noon. Entry fee includes coffee, rolls, golf, lunch, dinner and prizes. Sneed leads Milwaukee into finals MILWAUKEE (AP) - "It's a good feeling to be leading by four strokes," Ed Sneed said after three rounds of the $130,000 Milwaukee Open Golf Tournament. But Sneed, the pacesetter all the way and now enjoying one of the largest 54-hole leads of the season on the pro tour, is not without a challenger going into today's last 18 holes in the chase for a $28,000 first prize. "I have a number in mind," said dangerous Dave Hill, referring to his target score for the last round. "The number is 65." Sneed, who has led ever since Wednesday's opening round, clipped one more shot off par with a scrambling 71 Friday and put together a 54-nole total of 204, 14 under par on the 7 010-yard Tuckaway Country Club course. Fergus Summer Recreation Schedi Hill, who played the par five holes three under despite some erratic driving and uncertain putting, had a 68 and was tied for second at 208 with big Bob Zender. Zender had a 69 in the almost ideal playing conditions, mild, sunny weather with just the hint of a oreeze. Sneed's four-stroke advantage has been bettered only twice this year. Grier Jones' blazing 66ibroulht him from out of the pack to fourth alone at 29. It was another two strokes bac? to the group at 211, seven shots off the pace. At that figure were Tommy Aaron, Lee Trevino, Hubert Green, Larry Hinson, Bob Smith and Cesar Uanudo. Aaron, alone in second after two rounds, blew to a 75. Green and Hinson had third-round 69s Smith 70, Trevino 71 and Sa- nudo 73. MILWAUKEE (AP) - Top thirdround scores Fr.aay - a the SI30.00C V.l»auk« Ocer, Golf yard. e Lake M.rs<!ay SWIMMING: TMfici ir.5 i.Ff JfJJ'di on dvl from 1 00 13 ? 00 p.m . SWIM LESSONS: Re 3 ,s!ration for VJS'on i sum Mows, a! IM Recrwlior, Off«. s«s*«i t includes t Dinners dsss al Peeole Lake wntre pup : i wiaM ,s f>& 3 fSClOT 52TZ* *o LL i °" irttl "-""•• "With at ACa-r.s p, rk „, TllR Starting ji 4 33 fm •£" B «y al Asa-r.s Park ira the sute Hospital stanir, ,1 7:00 p/r.. Moxjay •nd Weaned,. Laaie vxttwn s'.n:^ ai t M at tw AtMew Park or Tuesday 3£ aa ^ rV *' Y < H League p'«, w^'/. Weanesday Bno Frk)v 5 t S rt,r\s a) 7-30 p/n. BASEBALL: Mtor League basrta': ii pl*y« at rh« AfnWic p, rh , f^ n fir ^ «-«J R-vtrtide Park at t.OC »jn. rfl\lr Lewe tMsefeaii is p)jy« at m, j u i. «. ar« 3 "T" Leases ana lt«y pi e , « p.m.af RjversxJ* Park; the Arhletv Pa-k ana Oe»H«rx! S»c*l. Tr* Toss l.e»gue w;" Plajat tr* AtUrr.1 Park 41 t.OC pOr, Tl» 1 Dwarf Leagues pity at RiverS'Se , p '^ k * no c "vi«"a SOOTI stjrtine «i 2:00 p JTV HORSESHOE: League p'ay on Monday n.gnl at 7.00 prr.. »t tr.t Eisenwwef SctiOO' Courts. GOLF: Open >o ill boys sna oirll »** w;n rot reach tr*;r l»i birtway in is year ar«J whose parents are rnttents ol Fergus Falls Lessons at Ire Soil Course al 9 00 am. tor 11 and under; youngsters over 11 meet at 10 00 a m. »ATON TWIBLINO; Open to all efementary and Jur..or High gir.s At Adams School on Monday ar>d Thursday at 1:00 pm.,- Athletic Pirk on Monday and Thursday al ?:CO pjn ; Eisenhower School or, Tuesday ana Friday at l 00 fun., and Jetlerson School on Tuesday »od Friday at J. 00 p.m u™«y MACK t FltLO: Opfn <o all ooys ana girljl or older. At rf.e Junior High Track on Monday, Tuesday ana Thursday All 0»PS at 1 00 pm.; Elementary el 3-30 S m ; ana junior and Senior High boys at .00 on Governors Distrkl One Meet . here WednesdMy. Te»IKl5: Monday al Athletic Park r <y Elementary itudenti at 3 00 p.m . Jun ar H:gh students at 4-QO p.m ; aro a'l Senior High students at 5 00 cm. AOjil *wr.ens teori-s i-istruction on wonaay even : ngs at 7 00 p.m at the Jun or H.O.I The mer.s tennis meets Wednesday at 7 ocprr at tie Junior H ; QI COJ^S GYMNASTICS; At !l-e Jun : or Hijh SC.V30I »irn Elerr.er.ta-y Jirls at 1 .X and 2.03 pm. a->d Jc^'or High g-ris at 2 45 pn on Wor.Gay. So Gymnast,cs Wed- resdaybeca.'seofGoverrwrs Track Meet WRESTLING; O=en to all boys ages 7 nroush 15 s t ,. e JlM , H ^ h ^^ room on Tuesday a'x) Tr jtsoay. 7 n-.rough I2yea'0-aiat7 OCprr and 13 mrougrTlS year o'as at e 00 c rr WEIGHT LIFTING: Ooen to boys 12 andovfco Tuesday r*a Tri.rstfay. al the Junior M.gh ichoo' ,- 7:OC om. Jgnor 3, 1™ S "' ' iltefv 7 °° P-™- S*"^ "is" and older at t.OO p.m OPEN OYM: Open to ooys 1J arx] over *! lh€ , J S' ior "^ Sovoot. JW^ MSih boys. 1.00 - l-.OO prn _ Monajy. w«. nesaay, arx! Friday Senior High bCys. Fr"* "' Mav)ST ' Weanevlav. and COMPETITIVE SWIMMING; Open !0 all boys and girls able la s*im in rhe deeo end of the pool Monday tt-ro^gh Friday ».tn 10 and under a' 5 00 p.m ; 11.13 >l t COp.m and 1^ and ever at 7 00 p m PLAYGROUNDS; Four pl*y areas are in operation. They are located at fee Amid* Park. Jenerson school, Aaams School, and Eisenhower Sc^ool Therours are from 10 00 a m.to I! 00 noon anal 00 to 5.00 p.m . Monday lt-.roJ9h Friday Handier alts; A new one is introduced each ween. Tl-e craft tor this wee* a< 1 oo p/n will be working *ith Plaster of Paris. Games: Each afterroon at 2 00 on a ga-r.eo* loworgan-'iafion is played by a'.\ This week il will be Four Square Story K«w; for the tiny ID'S al 3 00 p n . the glayarouod d'recior »:i reaa stories. Toomtmtflt: The tournarr.enls lor th : s week <n each play area win be Chinese Checkers Special Evenl; On Wednesday at ] <s p.m. win be a Pel Show The Recrwi.cn oilice is located at IIS Soulh Mill with oflke hour! Irom a 00 to 5 00 Monday through Friday The phone number ;s 714 U70 Ed Dave Boo Grer L« Cesar Tomny Be* Larry Hubert creek Sam C^ri.s To-jmament pa- ?7 course Sneed Hi'l Zender -'ones Trevino Sa^^aj sreaa S-(toro 7 010 Cdm'ry MS7 71-»J . *o 7j~2EI *5 75--2I1 'OIJ49-2-.1 "70t5-;i; that he would cross any picket line and would be at camp on July 34, the date Dolphin veterans are scheduled to report. Meanwhile, the second picket line of the strike was to be set up today at Sam Houston State College in Huntsville, Tex., site of the Houston Oilers' training camp for rookies and free agents. Team officials said 104 players were expected in camp. Ed Garvey, executive director of the NFLPA, said in Miami that at least 20 veterans of the Super Bowl champion Dolphins would picket the opening of that team's training camp at Biscayne College Sunday, when 48 rookies and non- regular veterans are expected to report. He vowed the picketing would "go on all day, every clay." Gadvey and other leaders of the players' union met in Miami with the Dolphin veterans Friday night. Afterward, Mandich said: "Nothing in the meeting made me change my mind about not going along with the strike. I am very tired of the business end of football." Other veterans, including linebacker Bob Matheson and center Jim Unger, said they still hadn't decided what to do while placekicker Garo Yepr- emian said he would go along with whatever the majority of his teammates decided. Doug Swift, Dolphin player representative, said his teammates would not vote as a team on whether to honor the picket line, but rather that the decision would be left to each player's discretion. Garvey, who says he is "ab- solutel}- convinced" that 90 per cent of the 1,300 NFLPA members are behind the union without question, said before the meeting that if Miami veterans planned to take the field for the College AlkStar Game in Chicago July 26, they would have to cross a hefty picket line to get there. "No special exemption will be granted to the Dolphins for the All-Star Game," Garvey said, explaining that "if the Dolphins play, it will put added pressure on other teams in the league." Earlier in the week, Langer said that at least 80 per cent of the Dolphin veterans want to play in the Ail-Star game. Other than to say he hadn't made up his mind about reporting to camp, Langer declined further comment after Friday night's meeting, but said he planned a statement on Saturday. He had harshly criticized the NFLPA leadership earlier. The NFLPA went on strike Monday over 63 issues. Among those are the so-called "freedom issues," including the Registration for Governors meet Monday The annual Governors District 1 Track Tournament is set for Wednesday, July 10, on the all-weather track in Fergus Falls. All boys and girls who wish to enter the meet should register on Monday, July 8, at 3:30 p.m. Registration will be held at the track site. Church League Slow Pitch In Church League Softball action last night, Trinity defeated Grace Methodist 9-3, Bethel "A" won by forfeit and Stikklestad toppled Zion 8-6. Virgil Toso hurled the win for Trinity and teammate Ken Anderson was 3-for-l at the plate including 3 RBIs. Dave Christiansen was the winning pitcher for Stikklestad. Sandy Christiansen was 2-for-i in hitting including a home run for the winners. right to negotiate with any team a player wishes and the right of a player to veto trades. National League BATTING (175 at bats)- Ga/r, AN. .355,- R.Smith, SIL, .J4J; Gross, Hth, .341. RUNS-Wynn, LA, B; Bonds, 5F. 57; CMeno, Htn. 54; D.Cash, Pni. 53; Brock, StL, 53 RUNS BATTED IN-Cedeno, LA"' 6?'' V ' LA ' * 3; W '™' HITS—Garr. All. 151; Gar»WL LA. 104; D.Casri, Phi, \SH. DOUBLES—Cardenal. cm 21; Stargell. Pgn, 21; stennelt, Pgn, 20; Garvey, LA, 20; Maddox, SF. M TRIPLES-Garr, Atl, «>• D.Cash. Phi. «; A.Oliver. Pgh', SF 6Gefonimo ' cin - «•• Boms, HOME RUNS-Wynn, LA, 19; Schrrudl, Pni, 18; ceaeno. Htn, 18; Stargell, pgn, n ; Bcn< . h , C<1, 14; T.Peref, Cin, 14; Garvey. LA, 14. STOLEN BASES-Brock, StL, Xn, $*""• «"• "•' Crt ^' PITCH1NG (7 Oecteons)- John, LA, 122, .B57, 2.48 Capra, Ml, 92, .818. 1.43 MCGIOthen StL. 123, .800, 2.42. STRIKEOUTS Canton, Phi in'' of" 1 "' iny ' "* ; p ' Nl€kro ' RBI single. Goltz, aided by four double plays, pitched out of trouble until Berry singled and Robin Yount homered in the eighth. Doubles by Deron Johnson and Dave May and a triple by Tim Johnson with one out in the ninth off Campbell produced two more runs, but Scott struck out and Yount grounded out to end the game. "Goltz' sinker was the difference for him tonight," Twins' Manager Frank Quilici said. Journal SPORTS Fergus Falls (Mo.) Juraal Sat., July 6,1974 g Fergus MGA golfers win at Detroit Lakes DETROIT LAKES - The Pebble Lake Junior MGA golf team won the District 20 title at Detroit Lakes Friday with a team score of 232. Teams entered in the tournament were Frazee, Breckenridge, Detroit Lakes, Moorhead, Perham and Fergus Falls. Representing Pebble Lake were Jeff Mauch, Jon Gust, Doug Bentley and Tim Iverson. Mauch came in at 82, Gust had V7, Bentley had 76 and Iversen fired a 79 on the par 70 course at Detroit Lakes. Only the low three scores were counted. Girls from Fergus Falls also won yesterday. Lynn Noak had 110 and Mary Harlow had a 119. Amy Gervais is also on the team but did not compete Friday. Yankees pound out 20 hits in 14-2 romp By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer The New York Yankees drove the Texas Rangers batty Friday night. Swinging like they haven't done all season, the Yankees socked 20 hits off assorted Texas pitching enroute to a 14-2 romp over the Rangers. "This was long overdue," said New York Manager Bill Virdon. "We've been struggling lately and a game like this should get us going. At least I hope it gets us going." The Yankees, who broke a seven-game losing streak with a S-4 decision over Detroit Thursday night, made it two in a row by humiliating Texas phenom David Clyde. "The kid has great velocity but he just missed with a lot of pitches tonight," said New York's Bill Sudakis. "He was very close but his problem was that he was not close enough that often." In the other American League games, the Detroit Tigers took a doubleheader from the Chicago White Sox, 9-6 and 7-4;' the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 5-3 in the first game of a doubleheader before losing the second 64; the Oakland A's tripped the Baltimore Orioles M and the California Angels downed the Cleveland Indians 7-2. Kansas City and Boston were rained out. Tigers 9-7, White Sox 6-4 Jim Northrup hit his sixth home run this week and Joe Coleman won for the first time since May 15 as Detroit beat Chicago in the first game of their doubleheader. Norm Cash and Gates Brown each belted two-run homers and Ed Briukman drove in two runs with a homer and single, leading the Tigers to their second-game victory. A's 6, Orioles U Reggie Jackson and Bill North each hit two-run homers to power Jim "Catfish" Hunter and Oakland over Baltimore. The victory was the fifth straight for Oakland and put the A's five games ahead of the Kansas City Royals Indians 7, Angels 2 George Hendrick blasted a mammoth two-run homer following a two-out error in the seventh inning for the first hit off Nolan Ryan and Cleveland went on to victory over California. Hendrick also singled in a run in Cleveland's five-run ninth inning as the Indians climbed into a tie with Boston for first place DANCE SILVER DOLLAR Saturday, July 6 The Best in Rock & Roll Music by THE UGLIES Wedding dance reservations are now being taken for July, August and September. Phone 739-9981 ! AT THIS . m . w MONEY SAVING ^ SPECIAL KODACOLOR 8 OR 12 " P °- SU AI? OU ?.. JUMBO PHOTO FININISHINQ OR 1C PROCESSED wm%NTS ONLY... HAPPY MEMORIES PRESERVED FOREVER AT 1/2 THE PRICE (20 EXPOSURE ROUS only $2.49) 3SMM M EXrOSWK'SHOES PIOCESSID.. .»1J» *MM MOVlt FILM ftOCESKO $| J» ANY lUCK « WHtTE IOU MOCtSSID.. .H< THI^AO MOST ACCOMPANY OtOER FOR SPECIAL OfFW. ' , USE ANY ENVtlO'E »USH TO LA CROSSE FILM SERVICE Oept 408 LACROSSE WISCONSIN S46C- Connors fakes men's title Chris Evert wins Wimbledon By FRED COLEMAN AP Sports Writer WIMBLEDON. England (AP) — Jimmy Connors crushed 39-year-old Ken Rosewall S-l. 6-1, 6-} in the singles final today and joined fiancee Chris Evert as a Wimbledon tennis champion. Miss Evert won the women's singles title by beating Olga Morozova of Russia M, $-4 Friday. The 21-year-old Connors, of Belleville, 111., simply overwhelmed the veteran Aussie with well-placed serves and blistering ground strokes. Connors changed tactics for the championship match. He forced Rosewall into a duel of groundstrokes by holding back instead of rushing the net at the first oportunity, then after several exchanges he would rush the net. In the second set Connors remained at the baseline after his serve, on the theory that Rosewall s service return was the Australian's best shot Rosewall had little chance to try passing shots, and Connors wore him down with sharplv hit groundstrokes. " But it was a formidable task. Rosewall, who was playing tennis here the year Connors was born, has upset top-ranked John Newcombe of Australia and fourth-seeded Stan Smith of the United States in his bid to win the only major tennis title ne has never won. The crowd was expected to be cheering loudly for Rosewall If any man can appreciate Connors' problem, it is Rosewall. Twenty years ago, Rosewall, only 19, faced veteran Jaroslav Drobny, then 33, in the 1954 Wimbledon final. It was a setting much like today's. The spectators figured Rose- wail still had plenty of time to win at Wimbledon, and they made Drobny their favorite. He won in four sets. But despite one of the greatest backhands in the game, and appearances in two other finals here, Rosewal! never has won at Wimbledon. Lew Hoad beat him in the 1956 finals and Newcombe took him in five sets in the 1970 final. This time against Connors Rosewall will be in the Drobny role with every middle-aged man pulling for him. "I'd like to be 33," Rosewall said. Rosewall had played Connors only once before, in Los Angeles two years ago on a hard court, and he beat him badly. Conditions were different then. As Connors' manager, Bill Riordan says, "That was before Jimmy got good." Scoreboard 4-H Softball League Results French 18, Fergus 0 Wolf Lake 17, Fridale 10 COMING 65th — ANNUAL — 65th OTTER TAIL COUNTY S FUN-PACKED DAYS JULY 10-11-12-13-14

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