The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on July 26, 1974 · Page 7
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off-side by Irice lakki NFL owners playing foul: It looks like the National Football League owners are out to break the back of the players who are on strike with "mad" money. The owners and the players, some not all, have been warring for the past 26 days and the way it looks the strikers and the owners will hold out until the money runs out But, the owners are trying to woo mad veterans into training camps with a 10 per cent bonus and this lever might work. It seems the name of the game isn't football it's money. The only people that will loose are the fans that pay their way into the stands to watch Sunday's heros at work. If the strike ends: Listed below are a few things to watch for if the strike does come to an end in time for the 1974 NFLseason. *League Continued from page 1 try the professional route at an early age only to find discouragement the end result. Murrae Freng, executive director of the State High School League, spoke about the goals of the organization and present policies. Curling and soccer are among the activities presently being discussed as additions to the league's programs, he said. Dorothy Mclntyre, assistant executive director of the league, discussed the role of girls athletics. (Many of her views were discussed in a front page story in Thursday's Daily Journal) She said some rules regarding women's coaching certificates will take effect in 1975. About 50 area residents attended the subcommittee hearing. Firgis Fills (Mi.) feirul Fri.. Jury 26,1974 ]] Abrams back WASHINGTON (AP) Army Chief of Staff Gen. Creighton W. Abrams, recovering from surgery, returned for a brief visit to his office but is not expected to resume full-time duties for some time. Abrams' visit at his Pentagon office on Thursday was his first since he underwent surgery for removal of a cancerous lung nearly seven weeks ago. From the "Look For In '74" —George Blanda playing inhis25thpro season, atage47. —Blanda and Oakland teammate Jim Otto playing in their 200th consecutive game (they ended '73 sharing the NFL aMme record of 196). Two behind them—at 194-are Jim Marshall of Minnesota and Len Rohde of San Francisco. —Tim Turner (7 to go) and Bruce Gossett (27 to go) scoring the 1,000th NFL point (previously reached by George Blanda, Lou Groza, Fred Cox, Gino Cappelletti and Jim Bakken). —Turner (211) and Fred Cox (197) challenging Tommy Davis' record of 234 consecutive extra points without a miss. —O. J. Simpson topping Jim Brown's lifetime total of four games in which he rushed for 200 or more yards. 0. J. has three, including the record 250. —Dan Abramowicz (91) breaking Lance Alworth's record of 96 consecutive games in which he caught at least one pass. —Jerrell Wilson winning an NFL record sixth punting title (he shares the record at 5 with Sammy Baugh). —Bobby Joe Green becoming the first player to punt 1,000 times in the NFL. He ended '73 at 970. —Kansas City and Pittsburgh extending their shutout-less streaks. The Chiefs have scored in 143 regular season games in a row, Pittsburgh in its last 130. Record is light years away, 274 by Cleveland in an 11-year streak that ended in 1971. Penalty ruling gives Still lead PORT CREDIT, Ont. (AP) — When the penalty was on, Ken Still trailed the leaders by one shot. When the penalty came off, Still vaulted in front. "You go to court and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose," the 39-year-old veteran said Thursday after he'd won relief from a two-shot penalty, a ruling that gave him sole control of first place in the $200,000 Canadian Open Golf Tournament. His score first went up as a 67. But after the rules committee rescinded the two-stroke DANCE SILVER DOLLAR Friday, July 26 and Saturday, July 27 The Best In Rock & Roll Music by IMAGINE THAT Wedding dance reservations now being taken for August and September . . . Phone 73»-9981 penalty his score was changed to a 65, five under par on the 6,788-yard Mississaugua Golf Club Course. Lee Trevinb and Rik Massengale once shared the lead at 66, but dropped back to second with, the unusual and controversial ruling on Still. The big group at 67, three under par for the first round of this national championship, included rookie Ben Cranshaw, Gay Brewer, Bobby Nichols, Labron Harris, lefty "Sam Adams, Bobby jSastwood, Jim Jewell, Dave Barber and Dick Rhyan. Defending champion Tom Weiskopf had a 72 that included a triple bogey seven on the ninth hole where he drove into the water. Jack Nicklaus matched par 70 and Arnold Palmer got in at 69. Gary Player, winner of the Masters and British Open, U.S. Open king Hale Irwin and Johnny Miller, the season's leading money-winner, are not competing. PORT CREDIT, Ont. [API Leading firstround scores Thursday in me S200.000 Cana- d'an open Golf Tournament: 34-31 45 3333—44 1132—46 33-34—47 32-35—47 33 34—67 34 33-47 34-33 47 3J-35—67 3431—47 Strip mine bill okayed WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a bill that would establish national environmental controls for coal strip mining, sending it to the Senate where similar legislation was approved last fall. A House-Senate conference to iron out differences between the two versions was viewed likely. A major difference is a provision in the Senate bill prohibiting strip mining of millions of tons of federally owned coal beneath ranch and prairie lands in the West. The House bill, approved 291 to 81 Thursday, does not include such a prohibition although it would require the surface owners' consent before the federally owned coal could be mined. Approval in the House came after six days of debate, during which environmentalists attacked the bill as too lax and energy-industry forces criticized it as too stringent. The bill would establish a set of federal environmental standards for surface coal mining and would create a new strip mining agency in the Interior Department to enforce them. States would be permitted to establish their own enforcement programs under the bill. But their standards would have to be as strong or stronger than the federal ones. AT H.S. LEAGUE HEARING — Four Minnesota legislative representatives and one attaUnistratlve assistant shared the spotlight during a hearing on the Minnesota State High School League Thursday evening hi Fergus Falls. From left are Rep. Carl Johnson, St. Peter; Richard Schrodermkr, subcommittee administrative assistant; Rep. Bill Qulrin, Rochester, subcommittee chairman; Rep. Cal Larson, Fergus Falls and Rep. Dick Anderson, New Brighton. (Journal photo by Tom Hintgen) ML attendance up by 150,000 DANCE LAST RESORT Friday, My 26 Music by KEN LEINE Saturday, July 27 Music by COUNTRY VENTURES SUGAR FIVESf SET NEW ORIGANS (AP) Houston, Alabama, Furman and LaSalle of Philadelphia will compete in the Sugar Bowl basketball tournament set here for Dec. 29-30. Houston will be making its sixth straight visit to New Orleans. Alabama has played in two previous tournaments preceding the Sugar Bowl football game. By KEN RAPPOPORT AP Sports Writer Winning isn't everything— but it sure helps attendance. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been living by baseball's "golden rule" for some time and now the San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Cleveland Indians are finding it to be true. Attendance in the major leagues is up over last year by 150,000 with the dramatic help of those teams, who are winning more games this season and concurrently more fans. The Padres have made the most dramatic attendance leap, according to an Associated Press survey. By the All-Star break, the Padres had drawn 763,930 fans, compared with 434,468 last season. Last year, the Padres had a 33-65 won-lost record in the National League West. This year, although still last, they have improved to 43-58. The Rangers also have helped push major league attendance to 17,701,547 by mid- season. Last year at this, point, the total attendance figure was 17,551,406. Involved in a pennant race for the first time, the Rangers have drawn 775,120 into their stadium so far. Promotional gimmicks have helped the Indians, but the fact that they are in the American league East race is the main reason for better attendance there, club officials feel. In 1973, the Indians were out of contention in last place and drew only 400,907 by All-Star time. This year, they're righting for the East Division lead and have produced 657,046 fans so far—more than Cleveland drew all of last season (605,073). At the end of the season's first half, the National League West leaders, the Dodgers, had pulled a stunning total of 1,539,004 fans into Dodger Stadium. That's 405,110 more than last season and by far the best figure in the majors. This year's figures show the National League in front, 9,956,004 to 7,745,543. (Last year at this time, the Nationals led, 9,520,980 to 8,030,426). Attendance has skyrocketed also in Cincinnati, St. Louis and Philadelphia as well. Each has gone over the one million mark—something no American League team has accomplished. The Reds have drawn 1,190,755 so far, up from 957,604 last year; the Cardinals are at 1,029,767, compared to last year's 895,029 and 1,000,778 have attended Phillies' games this season, a climb from last year's 856,312. All three teams are involved in pennant fights. The Atlanta Braves, who have drawn 659,746 fans this year, are the other NL team on the plus side. Their attendance, up 181,335 from last year, has been aided by Hank Aaron. While the National League has six teams which are drawing more than last year, the American League can only boast three. The Baltimore Orioles, up to 555,816 from 508,227 last year, join Cleveland and Texas in that category. The Boston Red Sox, leaders in the American League East, also lead the American league in attendance despite having the smallest park (seating capacity 33,379). The Red Sox have drawn 803,446 thus far, down from last year's 886,481. The Houston Astros took the biggest drop in attendance, from 993,376 to 721.174. 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