Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on July 2, 1974 · Page 11
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Public Getting Tired-Howley NEWS-HERALD, Panama City, Fla., Tuesday, July 2,1974 Page 3B NEW YORK (UPI) - Veter- And Bill Curry of the Houston an players In the National Foot- Oilers, the association presl- ball League officially went on dent, called on the public for strike Monday, but hardly support—to prevent the owners, anybody noticed and presuma- Curry said, fron\ Imposing "a bly even fewer people cared. pickup brand of football" on There were no picket lines, them by playing exhibition work stoppages or mass walk- games with rookies, outs to mark the second strike It may not be easy for the since 1970 by the NFL Players players, whose average salary Association. for a six-month season Is Instead, they passed the day $30,000, to get much public sym- dolng pretty much what they pathy, however, have been doing all spring, "There Is a tremendous because even the first training response of non-Interest," said camp Isn't scheduled to open Chuck Howley, the retired until Wednesday, and the first Dallas linebacker. "The more exhibition game still is than three weeks away. Mostly they spent their first day on strike talking tough. Ed Garvey, executive director of the players union, announced he was filing an unfair labor practice suit against the owners, saying they players have gripes and the owners have gripes... and the public is getting tired of listening to it." The players say they'll stay out all season if necessary 'to support their key demand for "freedom"—the right to transfer freely from one team to refused to bargain In good faith another, and the end to and were trying to "undermine discipline such as fines and cur- the union.'' fews-but It's hard to take them seriously. No one doubts, however, they would be willing to skip the exhibition games to make their point because the exhibitions are a moneymaker only for the owners. "We've got some things that have got to be Ironed out, and If it Isn't done now, It will never be done," said quarterback Bobby Douglass of the Chicago Bears. "I don't think we're asking for too much. Basically we want the same rights as any other person who is working. "I don't think we'll come out with everything we asked, and 1 don't agree with everything we asked, but some of the things we've got to have," Douglass added. "We want the ability to function just like In any other business or Industry," said Preston Pearson, player representative of the Pittsburgh Steelers. John Thompson, manage- Games Has Young Team DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) American competitors in this week's USA-USSR track and field meet began arriving Monday while the Russian squad got down to practice sessions for the International competition. Though he has a relatively young team on his hands, American coach Jimmy Games feels the meet Friday and Saturday is a preliminary for U.S. track and field stars aiming for the 1976 Olympics In Montreal. "It doesn't bother me a bit to go against the Russians with a young team. Some of our members are just young eijough not to know they can be beat. "I know the promoters in Durham would lil<e to have the best there is now, but we've got to start developing new talent and that meet is certainly the place to do it. It's going to help us in Montreal," he said. Several top performers .are not on the American team, including 5,000-meter runners Steve Prefontaine and Paul Geis, North Carolina University mller Tony Waldrop and Frank Shorter, a 10,000-meter winner. Bush Feature Victor Richard Buse, Panama City David Osborne, Fort Walton driver, won Sunday night's Beach, Donald Herring, Ver- feature stock car race at non; black flag. Bush, Trout, Beaches Speedway when Mike Osborne; feature, Bush, Cole, Nixon was involved in a six-car Osborne, Trout, Hudson, John- pUeup and did not finish. son. Herring. Track officials said the $50 Bomber A heat-Bill Comer, bounty still applies on Nixon, Lynn Haven, Tom Galbraith, who had won five consecutive Vernon, Den Boyd, Panama feature races. City, Mike Nixon, Panama City, Tom Galbraith, Vernon, won Charles Watford, Panama City, the bomber feature. Buford Suggs, Lynn Haven; B Results: heat bomber-Dwaine Newton, Match race-Donnle Hardy, Panama City, Wayne Snyder, Elba, Ala., spectator A heat, Youngstown. Reuben Ward, Larry Hudson, Panama City, Panama City, Bobbie Hatcher, Ronnie Trout, Tallahassee, Panama City, Gene Purvis, Hardy; spectator B heat-Pop Panama City, Bob Williams, Cole, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City; feature, bom- Richard Bush, Panama City, iier-Galbraith, Comer, Newton, Evan Johnson, Marianna, Snyder. They passed up the National AAU meet which served as a qualifying meet for the U.S. team. Members of the Pacific Coast Club aren't in the event because of dispute with the A Ay, thus eliminating An/ierican representation in the shot put by world record holder Al Feuerbach and in the high jump by Dwight Stones. Also missing will be Jim Bolding in the intermediate hurdles and John Powell in the discus throw. "I think a great deal of all those people and I'm disappointed they're not here, said Carnes, coach at the University of Florida. "But I don't want to use that as an excuse. We do have the best available talent and I really think we can beat them," he said. Carnes pins a portion of his optimism on Steve Williams, who recently tied the 100-meter record of 9.9, and 800-meter standout Rick Wohlhuter, holder of the world record in the 880-yard dash. North Carolina Central hurdler Charles Foster is "just fantastic," said Carnes. "In closing (the final five hurdles) he is second to none. He's got to be one of the great hurdlers in the world today and should be one of the favorites for the 1976 Olympics." ment's top negotiator, said the owners were willing to compromise but not give In on the key "freedom" Issue. "We could not be further apart," he said. There are a flood of other, unresolved Issues pertaining to the master player contract, such as the role of Commissioner Pete Rozelle, minimum salaries, pensions and Insurance coverage, but "freedom" Is at the hub. No more negotatlons are presently schedule*^, Rozelle was In his office and undoubtedly keeping an eye on things but referring all questions to Thompson and the NFL Management Council. The first pickets are due to appear Wednesday at San Diego where the Chargers open their rookie training camp. The first exhibition game Is scheduled for July 26, the annual charity contest In Chicago between the College All-Starr and the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins. We are preparing with our plans," said Cooper Rollow, sports Editor of the sponsoring Chicago Tribune. "The rookies will be here next Sunday. "The situation is very comparable to four years ago, and we were able to get the game in then." During the first strike by the players, the then champion .Kansas City Chiefs were given persmission to report to camp for one week during the strike to get ready to play the Chicago game. The last time, the veterans didn't get too concerned over the rookies reporting to camp, since rookies aren't members of their association. This time, they're making a concerted effort to keep the rookies out and will post pickets, which they did not do the last time. Late Monday, the league officially responded to the unfair labor charge. It called it "nonsense." "The union's definition of meaningful bargaining is total acceptance of its demands," the NFL Management Council said in a statement. "The union prefers litigation, no bargaining along with no fines, no curfew, no discipline, no football. "The union says we are trying to 'bust' it. The quickest way to do that would be the union way—to break up the league by our complete acceptance of the union's 90 demands." Borg Out Of Wimbledon QUITE A STRING-This nice string of fish was caught by Henry Creel of Decatur, Ga^, while out on the Capt. Anderson No. 9 over the weekend. WIMBLEDON, England (UPI) — Bjorn Borg, the Swedish teenager who melts the hearts of schoolgirls but usually breaks those of his opponents,. surrendered tamely to Egypt's Ismael El Shafei Monday, 6-2, 6-3, 6-1 and is out of the Wimbledon championships. The manner of his defeat raised eyebrows. "There should be an investigation,'.' muttered an angry gentleman. "It was a waste of money to see this match." But if the elder fans in the crowd of 27,000 were unforgiving, the schoolgirls still swarmed after Borg, autograph books at the ready, as he tried to leave the club grounds. The fifth-seeded Borg, riding the crest of impressive victories In the Italian and French Opens, had complained of tiredness upon arriving here, and he played like a tired man. His normally deadly volley sailed over the baseline. He dumped easy shots Into the net. At one point In the third set he swung behind his back at a volley he could have reached with a proper backhand. Yet the blohd 18-year-old seemed singularly undismayed by his poor showing. "I'm not disappointed," he said. "I'm happy that I can now go home for a rest." El Shaf6i seemed somewhat mystified by his easy triumph. The Egyptian said that Borg "either gave up or felt too tired to come back from two sets down. Even though it looked as though he was not trying too hard, I had to keep on the pressure." Borg was not the only seed to fall. Arthur Ashe, elghthseeded, was dumped 7-5, 6-3, 89, 6-3, by Roscoe Tanner of Lookout Mountain, Tenn. While Borg and Ashe were falling by the wayside, the favorites were advancing without undue trouble. Top-seeded John Newcombe of Australia, the reigning U.S. and WCT champion who Is seeking his fourth Wimbledon title, had no difficulty with Yugoslavia's Nikkl Plllc, 6-2,75, 7-5. Stan Smith of Sea Pines, S.C., the 1972 champion and fourth seed, lost a first set tie-break to Jeff Borowiak of Berkeley, but then put it together for a 8-9,63, 6-4,8-6 win. Jimmy Connors, third seeded, hardly raised a sweat in beating Italian Adriano Panat- ta, 6-2,7-5,6-2. Defending champion Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, the sixth seed, advanced thanks to an nth game break in the fifth set against Dick Crealy, 4-6, 64, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5 after it looked as if the big-serving Australian would blow him off the court. Also advancing to the round of 16 were 11th seed Tom Gorman of Seattle, Wash. 8-6,61,6-1 over Rolf Thung of Holland; Erik Van Dlllen of San Mateo, Calif. 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 75 over Gulllermo Vilas of Argentina, and Dick Stockton of Port Washington, N.Y. moved up when doctors advised Buster Fishing Is Excellent By Bob Rogers Fishing In local waters was excellent this past weekend. The weather was beautiful and water conditions smooth and clear. Visitors arriving in Panama City and the beaches found a great chance to get out on that long awaited fishing trip. The fish cooperated and everyone had a good time and caught lots offish. John Varner and David Federer of Atlanta, Ga., caught a nice bunch of red snapper and grouper and an eight-foot hammerhead shark on the Fisherman with Capt. Harold Ryals out of St. Andrews Marina. S.R. Smith of Chattanooga, Tenn, was out with Capt. Sandy Ware on the Capt. Sandy and had several kings, dolphin and Spanish mackerel. Nichols from Cartersvlle, Ga., caught some nice kings on the Johnnie K with Capt. Bill Jenkins. The Blue Waters with Capt. Stan Strub came In with some kings caught by Jack Burch and Richard Bird of Nashville and Ed Lancaster, Melvin Mays and Jack Wood of Center- vlUe, Tenn. Eighteen people from the Bates and Associates Who's Playing? JUNIOR MAJOR LEAGUE Rhett Borland League: Petticoat Junction vs. OptlmiitClub.Tp.m. WOMEN 'S SOFIBAIX Oakland Terrace Parlt: Glenwood vs. Gibb's. Tp.m.; JonLawvi.Rlzzuto's,8:30p.m. MEN'S SOFIBAIX Oakland Terrace Park: Lynn Haven Crusaders vs. Sportsman's Lounge, Wallace Memorial vs. Immanuel, Quality Cars vs. Welders Supply, 6:45 p.m.; Parker Baptist vs. First Assembly, Dent Insulation vs. Local 3114, Army Recruiting vs. GAG, 8 p.m.; Lynn Haven Baptist vs. St. Andrew Assembly, Bay Liquors vs. Sunshine-Jr., Bear Creek vs. Cove Baptist, 9:15 p.m. Gary Blalock and David General Contractors of Bainbridge, Ga., chartered the Capt. Bert, the Plxle P and the Scorpio out of Smith's Yacht Basin and made good catches of kings, dolphin and bonito. CD., Peg and Ken Riley, Frank and Connie Fambrough and Rudy Wilson of Atlanta, Ga., were out on the Little David with Capt. Leroy Parish and had a good bunch of kings and bonito. Ed Grimes of Atlanta, Ga., and Ray and Dale Belcher of Montgomery, Ala., had good strings of snapper and grouper on the Gulf Pride with Capt. Bobo Hobbs. Henry Creel from Decatur, Ga., and L.T. and Vera Whitsett of Atlanta, Ga., caught lots of snapper, grouper and triggerfish on the Capt. Anderson No. 9 with Capt. Sigurd Smeby. Mottram not to play because of a throat infection. Ninth seeded Ken Rosewall had no trouble with Petr Ken- deral of Switzerland in a straight set victory, but Alex Metrevell of the Soviet Union, seeded tenth, was taken to five sets by Andrew Pattlson of Rhodesia, Tanner, 22, has one of the hardest first services in the game today, but because of the wind elected to employ a heavy slice, which proved the key to a fine match. Tanner kept Ashe under pressure in the opening two sets, lost the third set tie-break 9-8, but then raced to a 5-0 lead In the fourth set and Ashe was finished. There were no surprises In the women's division, although third seeded Evonne Goolagong of Australia, the 1971 champion, was a break down in the final set before she defeated countrywoman Kerry Harris, 4-6,7-5,64. Billle Jean King, seeking her sixth Wimbledon crown, ran into second set problems before beating Frankie Durr of France, 6-1, 7-5, but Chris Evert; seeded to meet BJ in the final, waltzed by Colombia's Isabel Fernandez, 6-1,6-1. Keeping pace with Mrs. Kirig and Miss Evert were Rosie Casals, 6-3, 6-4 over Mima Jausovec of Yugoslavia: Pattl Hogan of LaJolla, Calif. 6-4,6-2, over Ann Kiyomura. of San Mateo, Calif: Tory Fretz of Los • Angeles, 6-3, 6-2 over South Africa's Greer Stevens: Kris Kemmer of Los Angeles, 6-4,36, 8-6 over Firoella Bonicelll of Uruguay, and Mona Schallau of Iowa City, 6-2, 6-3 over Australia's Chris O'Nell. Virginia Wade of Britain and Australia's Kerry Melville, the fifth and sixth seeds, respectively, won in straight sets but Russia's Olga Morozova, the eighth seed, was taken to a 9-7 third set by Australia's Janet Young. Successful BOSTON (UPI) — Carlton Flsk, the Boston Red Sox All- Star catcher, was reported resting comfortably Monday after undergoing major knee surgery that will sideline him for most of the season. 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