The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on August 2, 1974 · Page 11
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Easy-going Heard tied for lead with Snead By BOB GREEN AP Goll Writer SUTTON, Mass. (AP) — Jerry Heard doesn't like to grind. "Some players can play six, eight weeks in a row, even more," Heard said. "But I find if I just play four or five, then take a break, I make more big checks than if I stay out here just piddling around." And, fresh from a month's break from the pro golf tour, Heard returned to action Thursday with a three-under- par 68 and a share of the first- round lead in the $200,900 Pleasant Valley Golf Classic. The easy-going Heard, one of the game's top young players, was tied with big J.C. Snead and Victor Regalado, an obscure tour sophomore from Mexico. Dave Hill was one stroke behind at G9. Snead and Hill also are just back from time off. Snead hasn't played competitively in a month, but had a 60 during his time off in Virginia. Hill hasn't played on the tour in three weeks and had a 62 during his break in Colorado. Jim Marshall, I-arry Hinson and Lee Elder, who usually plays extremely well here, had 70s and were the only others *** by Th« FU. Pti'ila N.Y. J'vilM CM. Birm. Mem. Del. So. Hous. Kawai. PIW. Western Cal W L T.-Pcl. Pis. OP Division 3 I 0 .750*731 3 1 0 500 71 a 320 500 77 IS 130 -2« 71 n Division 4 0 01.000 124 73 400 1.000 12? B7 310 .750 108 94 0 1 0 .000 63 109 Division 220 .500 62 M 1 2 1 .500 21 38 1 3 0 .250103115 040 .000 45 101 legion baseball By The Associated Press Thursday's Results Disl7 quarterfinals Appleton 3, Canby 0 Dist 9 quarterfinals Moorhead 9, Perham 3 Warroad 12, Gonvick 1 Dist 10 Princeton 3, Robbinsdale Armstrong 0 Hopkins Eisenhower 11, Cokato 1 (6 innings) able to break par-71 on the tough, hilly, 7,119-yard Pleasant Valley Country Club course. Elder was runner-up in this tournament each of the last two years when the event was known as the USI Classic. Defending champion 1-anny Wadkins bogeyed the last hole for a 72 and Tom Weiskopf had a 71. Many of the game's premier attractions, including Jack Nieklaus, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and U.S. Open king Hale Irwin, are skipping this tournament that immediately precedes next week's PGA National championship. Heard, 27, got off to a fast start this season. He won the Citrus Open, finished second the next week, third the next, later lost in a playoff and amassed more than $120,000 before taking a vacation in his home town, Visalia, Calif. "1 didn't do anything—just goofed oft, fished, shot pool, drank beer," he said. "When I take a break like that, I find I'm more eager to play when I come back out. If I player seven or eight weeks in a row, I get mentally tired—I don't want to play." Snead echoed the sentiments. Snead, the current Australian Open champion, birdied three of his first six holes, then cruised home on a string of 12 consecutive pars. He didn't have a bogey. Heard, his playing partner in the mild, sunny weather, had a phenomenal putting round. He used only 27 strokes on the biggest greens the pros play all season. He had nine one-putts, including one monster from about 70 feet, two others of 20 feet, four others of about 15 feet and, in all, holed putts totaling almost 50 yards in length. Regalado, 26, hasn't made expenses in two years on the American tour and hadn't challenged before. But he ranks as one of Mexico's top players. He has won the Mexican Masters twice, last year took the Mexican PGA and finished second to Trevino in the Mexican Open. Leading first-round scores Thursday in the $200,«W Pleasant Valley Golf Classic: Vic Regalado 35-3IMM J.C. Snead 33-35-08 Jerry Heard 3S-33-G8 Dave Hill 35-S4-6!) Jim Marshall 35-35-70 l.arry Hinson 36-34-70 lee Elder 35-35-70 No veteran Vikings have reported yet MANKATO, Minn. (AP), — The Minnesota Vikings foster' stands at 42 rookies and free agents following three cuts and one addition Thursday, a club spokesman said. Acquired on waivers from Houston was guard Howard McGhee, a product of Howard University, Washington D.C. Dropped from the squad were tackle Chuck Knott and wide receiver Lee Patten, both out of Bemidji, Minn., State, and defensive end Curtis May field, a University of Minnesota alumni who was on the Vikings' taxi squad last year. The spokesman said 299 veterans in the National Football League have crossed picket lines and reported for practice so far, but no Minnesota veteran has yet appeared at the Viking camp. Coach Bud Grant, who must prepare a team by Aug. 10 for the first Viking exhibition game at Denver, said much progress is being made despite having no veterans in camp. "This time is worthwhile, " DNR study termed 'too narrow 1 said Grant. "We're spending 30 teams ready to play in local tourney Sunday The third annual Fergus Falls Fastpitch Softball Tournament which gets underway on Aug. 4 at.8-.30 a.m. is still looking for two teams to fill out its roster. Thirty teams are participating. Umpires have been hired from Fargo and Grand Forks, N.D. Associations. Games begin at 8:30 a.m., 10, 11:30, 1 p.m., 2:30, 4 and 5:30 p.m. on eight different diamonds. The championship, which will be played on diamond o and the consolation game on diamond 2, will each begin at 7 p.m. 8:30 a.m. Diamonds 1 First National Bank, Detroit Ukes-Becker's Supper Club, FF 2 Dan's Oil and Service, Horace, N.D.-M & J Auto Parts, Fargo 3 Hunter, N.D.-Sweeny Brothers, Fargo' 4 Rustad, Minn.-Smedsrud's, FF 5 Fargo Packing Company, West Fargo-Parts House, FF 6 Villard Office Bar, Villard, Minn.-M & J Steakhouse, West Fargo 7 Bye-Rib-Rack, Conislock, Minn. -Bye 8 Jim's Interstate, FF- Roggensach Installation, Fargo 10a.m. 1 Fairmont Foods, Moorhead-Argusville Seniors, Argusville, N.D. 2 OK Tire, Bemidji-Moran's Steak House, Krskine, Minn. (Last year's champs) 3 Our Place, Edgely, .N.D.- Town Hall Bar, West Fargo 4 Thief River Legion, Thief River Falls-Bye 5 VFW, Thief River Falls- Rosenblatt's, FF 6 Sabin Sapphires, Sabin- finis Falls (Mi.) hriai Fri.,Auciftl2,1974 11 Projects bill okayed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has approved a $4.56 billion spending bill to fund scores of public works projects throughout the nation. The bill, passed Thursday by vote of 78 to 17, is J92.8 million more expensive than the House version passed earlier this year. The Senate rejected attempts to make major cuts in the bill's pricetag. Although the bill also funds the Atomic Energy Commission and several other federal agencies, the bulk of the appropriation pays for dam, reservoir and other water- related projects around the country. The differences between the House and Senate versions must be resolved in a conference committee. SPAN COLLAPSES AFTER COLLISION — Louisiana Stale Trooper Lt. Martin Dunn looks over a collapsed section of the 24- mile Lake Pflntchartrain Causeway Thursday after a tugboat pushing barges crashed into the span. At least two vehicles plunged into the lake following the accident. I AP Wirepboto) Veterans wavering Mediator calls five-day recess in NFL talks :xaiu vjiaiii. ?, >,i»- u^-.i^i.'o o odum *j«Ht/"' more time with the rookies and Ernie's Foods, "FF they seem to be an intelligent group. We're accomplishing a great deal." No Minnesota rookies arid free agents have responded to Monday night's call by Viking veterans to join the NFI, players strike. Some have expressed sympathy for the veterans' cause, but no one has left camp. Said Minnesota first-round draft choice Fred McNeill: "What if we join the strike and don't make the team? Where does that leave the rookies." 7 Bill's Bar, Wild Rice, N.D.-River Queen, Grand Forks 8 Jamestown Merchants, Jamestown, N.D.-Gardner, N.D. Softball Diamonds 1 - Grotto 2 - Athletic Park 3 - State Hospital 4 - Cleveland 5 - Jr. High 6 - Dalton 7 - Levee 8 - Southeast corner of WASHINGTON (AP) The on-again, ott-again contract talks in the National Football league labor dispute and 33- day strike are off again. W.J. Usery Jr., chief federal mediator, recessed the negotiations for five days Thursday amid charges and countercharges by the striking players and the owners. The NFL Players Association Mils a news conference this morning to give what it called a comprehensive statement on the union's position. Bill Curry of the Houston Oil- ers, president of the association, said the NFI. Management Council, the owners bargaining agent, has not taken the union's demands seriously. "We were asked for counterproposals which we submitted," he said after Usery recessed negotiations until 2 p.m. EOT Tuesday. "Then we were told they were not satisfactory, that they were not serious enough." Usery recessed the negotiations, bogun on. Monday after they broke down seven days previously, because "an agreement can't lie consummated at this time." And the duration of the strike seemed to be taking its toll in veterans' sentiments, too- Several players expressed wavering opinions on their positions. "I don't think many ballplayers can afford to go through most of the exhibition season (on strike) and 1 don't think the owners can afford it either," said Miami running back Jim Kiick. He also suggested that the exhibitions "are going to tell the tale," in that a strong turnout by the fans might solidify the owners' stand against the freedom issues. But Kiick also said he didn't expect the fans to turn out in large numbers for the preseason games. The NFJ.MC said the number of veterans in camp reached the 300 mark Thursday when running back Bob Hudson reported to the Oakland Raiders. "I'm sure if we are not back in camp in two or three weeks, all the veterans will have to reconsider the situation," said San Diego running back Cid Edwards. Usery said he had hoped to be able to get the two parties to agree to a new contract before the playing of the first preseason games tonight but it became apparent that the two warring parties could not reach an agreement. "There are still a lot of issues, major differences, ous- tanding and we hope that they can be bargained," said Usery. "They are far apart on many issues." Wellington Mara, owner of the New York Giants and chairman of the management council, said the counterproposal made by the union differed little from the list of 30 demands, since reduced to 63, presetted March 18. "We're no closer on the issues than we were on March 16," he said. M-ra said the players offered only a few modifications in their 13 so-called freedom demands and did not change any of their major ones such as the elimination of the reserve clause. Twins' Blyleven not lor sale Bl.OOMlNGTON, Minn. ( AP) - The Kansas City Royals offered the Minnesota Twins $1 million for pitckher Bert Blyleven last fall, but Twins' ['resident Calvin Griffith rejected it. Joe Burke, Royals' general manager, verified the offer by Royals' owner Ewing Kauffman this week, however another spokesman for the club said the offer has not been renewed since last year. DANCE SILVER DOLLAR Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3 The Best In Rock & Roll Music by GRAVEL ROAD Wedding dance reservations now beiru taken for August and September . . . Phone 739-9981 SPORT SHORTS Eddie Ford, son of Yankee coach Whitey Ford, hit .296 in 46 games for Bobby Richardson's South Carolina baseball team this spring. SUNDAY I SWISS STEAK-ROAST BEEF-BAKED HAM FRIED CHICKEN ' Also Your Choice Off TheMenu Sundays7:30to2—Dinners 11 toZ Monday thruSaturday 6: JO to 5:00 LUBE'S CAFE CORNER LINCOLN & MILL Make it Mercury at year-end clearance time! All is go for football on television—for now MADISON, Wis. (AP) James MacDonald's blueprint for investigating the Department of Natural Resources was termed too narrow Thursday by the chairman of a legislative committee. . . "For a narrow study, it is being competently undertaken. But it is not the investigate!) we all hoped for," Rep. James Warmer, D-Milwaukee, told a hearing of his Assembly Environmental Quality Committee The committee interviewed MacDonald about his inquiry into allegations of mismanagement, unequal enforcement of laws and yielding to political pressure. Attorney MacDonald was named by Gov. Patrick J. I.u- cey to study the allegations in the wake of newspaper articles about DNR affairs. The committee decided to express its reservations to Lucey, saying it might hold its own investigation if MacDonald's is not expanded. MaeDonald had said he will investigate only 10 allegations made in the newspaper series, and that he did not intend to look into ether complaints he has received. Time limitations prevent the inquiry from being broader. MacDonald said. He said he hoped to "develop some understanding of major problem?, which will be reported to the legislature. By JAY SHARBUTT AP Television Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The three TV networks, electronic eyes steady and microphones ready, say their annual pro football blitz will start on schedule this month, even if some of the best-known players don't. The 32-day-old NFI, players strike still is under way and less than 2 V 2 weeks remain betore the start of preseason play, a Cincinnati Bengals-Atlanta Falcons joust NBC will televise on Aug. 17. Even if the strike isn't over by then, ABC, NBC and CBS officials say, there still are no current plans to drop any games from the three-network schedule of 196'vames, from preseason to Pro Bowl. The only uncertain note is sounded by a spokesman for ABC Sports President Roone Arledge, whose network has 18 pro games— .including the Jan. 20 Pro Bowl in Miami — coming up this season. Asked if ABC might not televise several of the early games ii the strike doesn't end, the spokesman replied: ••That's a hard question, because we've talked about that and really haven't made a decision." But he emphasised thai as of now, ABC's schedule remains unchanged. As if ABC doesn't have enough to worry about, its ••NKI. Monday Night Football opener on Aug. 19 will, for the first time in its history, be competing against NBC's -Monday Night Baseball game. At CBS, and NBC, each facing an 89-gaine schedule, the official word is no games will be dropped even if the strike continues. The year's pro football pack age is costing the networks in excess of ?52 million. Industry sources say ABC, whose games are in costly prime evening time, is charging national advertisers an average of $100,000 per minute for its preseason and regular sea- son games. The preseason tab at CBS and NBC is SGO.OOO and $49,000 a minute, respectively, sources say. The networks, which decline to say what prices they're charging, each plan to air three preseason games. Comet with Custom Option Dine in Air Conditioned Comfort at... IOAKWOOD GOLF COURSE] 1 Miles West of Henning on Co. Hwy. 16, or 12 Miles East of Battle Lake on Co. Hwy. 16 - SPECIALS - — Friday, August 2 — Fresh Ocean Shrimp (NTEMPURA BATTER IWafai Chicken — Friday, August 9 — "Special Oriental Cooking" Also Regular Menu Selections Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday, August 2 & 3, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday JIMMY JENSEN Saturday -MM GERBER OAKWOOD DINING ROOM HOURS: Tuesday thru Thursday ... 5 p.m. to 10 Friday and Saturday . ..5p.m. to 11 Sundays.. . 5 p.m. to » Phone Henning 583-2127 tor reservations On Sale Liquor Bar —Tuesday thru Saturday Sunday ... Beer and Set-ups from 12 noon to » p.m. DIDN'T KNOW THAT! If you didn't know about the way we're dealing these days, it's time to visit the sign of the cat. From smooth-riding, luxurious full-size models to gas-stingy small cars, you'll discover an excellent selection ready for quick delivery. And remember this —if you're ready to buy, we're ready to deal! Now that you know- make it Mercury! SUHR FORD SALES, INC. 326 West Lincoln Avenue— Fergus Falls, Minnesota MERCURY! Sign o) the Times

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