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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 25

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Sunday Gazette-Mail Cbartesfco, Wfcst VVgiwa VennarVs Future Cluttered By A. L. Hardman West Virginia Conference presidents must now have some'doubts that their newly appointed commissioner, Paul Vennari, will take over the post when George Springer retires in September. At least, the Beckley Junior High principal is giving every indication that he'd rather be in some other position than to accept the $12,000 per year job as head of the WVIAC. He was selected from a large group of applicants for the job last year and has said since then that he has every CHESS intention of assuming Springer's duties Sept. 1. But Saturday Vencari campaigned for and was elected president of the West Virginia Education Assn., at its con- vention at the Daniel Boone Hotel. And this is a job that will be demanding of at least a good part of Vennari's time. Meantime, he has not announced his resignation as principal at Beckley Junior High School. Indeed, he has Magnolia Juniors llth In National Tournament : By Edward M. Foy Magnolia J u n i o r High School of New Martinsville finished in second place (a mere half-point behind Clen- deriin) in the state junior high school chess tournament here Makes FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -- ^Scrambler Chuck Courtney, now a leader by two strokes, looked over his shoulder at the threatening figure of Jack Nicklaus. ?-' You're always aware of him. Very aware of him," Courtney said Saturday after his long birdie putt on the final hole had preserved a par round of 70 and a 54-hole total of206 through three rounds of the $250,000 Colonial National Open golf tournament. "Sticklaus, generally regard- edjas the greatest player in the game today and holder of a lecord 14 major championships, closed up with a 69. £A few years ago," Courtney said, "Everybody always wanted to know, 'What's (Ben) Hogan doing?' Now it's ihelsame thing with Nicklaus. ·iEveryone wants to know wfeat he's doing. Everyone is aware of him. And no one, is more aware of him than I am;" ChucK" Courtney Rod"Curl JacK-Nlcklaus TonTWeltkopf Hal«*lrwln JullCB Boros Hubert Green David Graham Graj-Player Gary McCord Leejrevlno Larry Hlnson Monjy Kaser Slevjl Melnyk DaiuSlkes Orvflle Moody 1 Coody Lionel Hebert Rik-Massengale Bruce Devlin Lee- Elder 70-M-70-206 70-67-71 -208 71-69-49-209 70-6J-72-210 65-72-73-210 69-70-72-211 68-73-71-212 73-69-70-212 74-68-70-212 72-74-66-212 72-69-71-212 67-72-72-212 73-73-46-212 72-69-72-213 71-68-74-213 69-72-72-213 Charles 68-72-74-214 71-73-70-214 71-72-72-215 71-71-73-215 71-69-75-215 JAMES BARKER , 'Darix · Elkins Rrrntit Richwood -T Cage Ace Picks DE - ELKINS -- James Barker, the 6-foot-7 star for Richwood High, has signed to play basketball for the Davis Elkins Senators. Barker averaged 26.5 points and 15 rebounds per game in leading the Lumberjacks to a 15-8 record. He was named to the All-New River Valley Conference team twice and was selected to the Class AAA all- state second team. ^Barker plans to major in forestry. "I liked the forestry program at DE," said Barker after signing. "DE coach Ed McFarlane noted that Barker is a good ball handler for a man his size and expects to use him at forward. , "He is a good shooter from 20 feet and has strong moves inside," McFarlane said. ; Barker is the second eager to sign at DE. The first was 6;foot-6 Randy Hill from Irvington, N. Y. last month. One week later they journeyed to Cleveland to compete in the national junior high school championship. ,The West Virginians made a respectable showing, finishing llth in a field of 41 teams. The tournament winner was Great Neck (N.Y.) South Junior High School. The second- place team came froh Riverdale, N.Y. We understand that the w i n n i n g players are coached by a chessmaster and that an expert spends 20 hours a week with the group! (Will we have a chess equivalent of Little League Baseball?) The Magnolia team was not overly impressed with the tournament arrangements at Cleveland. The recent junior high school tourney at the Charleston High School cafeteria was better handled. A total of 237 players took part in the National Jr. High School Tournament. (We had 169 players here in Charleston, from 29 different schools.) * * » BORIS SPASSKY'S evaluation of Anatoly Karpov's chess ability in the recnet issue of Chess Life Review indicated that he realized that he would face a formidable opponent in their candidates match. Yet, after winning the first game of that match, Spassky lost four games out of .the next 10 (the other six were drawn). To some extent, Spas- sky could blame himself for his losses in the third and sixth games of the match, but he was definitely outplayed in the ninth and llth contests. Karpov is for real! Perhaps Spassky was not at his best against Karpov. Tigran Petrosian did not look any too good in losing his match so quickly to Vicktor Korchnoi, either. Who will win the Karpoy- Korchnoi match in Moscow in September? Well, Korchnoi has already stated (in Chicago) that either he or Petrosian would be the one to face Bobby Fischer next year -- not Karpov or Spassky. Korchnoi is certainly forewarned now before facing young Karpov; undoubteedly their match will be closer than their recent semi-final series of games. (Incidentally, in Korchnoi's Chicago statement, he also said that he expected Fischer to beat whoever he met in 1975.) 28 Slated In Open Qualifier HUNTINGTON - A field of 28 golfers are scheduled to tee off Monday morning in a U. S. Open local qualifier at Guyan Golf and Country Club. The top four finishers will advance to sectional qualifying at either Cincinnati, Pittsburgh or Charlotte June 3 or 4. The field of 15 pros and 13 amateurs will begin play at 8 a. m. Monday morning, director Fred Burns said. They will play 36 holes. Four Kanawha Valley golfers are in the field. They are Berry Hills pros Joe Taylor and Ed Carte, Edgewood pro Barry Rollison and South Charleston amateur. Harold Payne. Local and sectional qualifiers across the country will trim the field to 150 players for the U. S. Open slated June 13-16 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N. Y. Monday's pairings follows: a--amateur 8 a.m., a--Donald Pollard, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Ferrell Bailey, Ashland, Ky. 8:06, a--Joe Feaganes, Hun- lington, and Jack Frost, Portsmouth, Ohio. 8:12, a--Robert Larkins, Blacksburg, Va., and Joe Taylor, Charleston. 8:18, a--Claude Loiseau, Parkersburg, and Pete Byer, Huntington. 8:24, a -Frank Sexton, Barboursville, and Barry Rollison, Charleston. 8:30, a--Harold Payne, South Charleston, and Bob Carpenter, Oak Hill. 8:36, a-John Robrecht, Parkersburg, and Linden Meade, Chapmanviile. 3:42 a.m., a--Joe Keener, Parkersburg, and Bernard Wentls, Marietta, Ohio. 8M8, a--Russell Coleman, Portsmouth, Ohio, and David Baker, Beckley. 8:54, a-william Wellman, Huntington, and Larry Martin, Parkersburg. 9a.m., a-Clydc Huffman, Portsmouth, Ohio, and Robert Watkins, Parkersburg. 9:06, a --Eddie Morrison, Huntington, and Jerry Walker, Parkersburg. 9:12, a- Fred Games, Huntingfon, and Jay Hardwick, Pearisburg, Va. 9:18, Ed Carte, Charleston, and Edward Bignon, Mor«- head, Ky. « announced that he will be an applicant for the principalship at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley, which will become vacant at the end of this school term when Hubert Jackson is promoted to the Raleigh County Board of Education offices. So, there is every indication that Vennari is holding the West Virginia Conference job as a "bird in the hand" while he explores richer fields. * * * SPRINGER, contacted Saturday at his home in Beckley, said he would be interested in carrying on as commissioner "under certain conditions" if he is invited to do so. Meantime, he is scheduled to appear before a conference retirement committee at Morris Harvey College en Monday to discuss the terms of his retirement, which now promise to be entirely unsatisfactory and totally inadequate. It has been pointed out that the conference has set up regulations which require all personnel to retire at the age of 70. But, in drawing up these regulations, there was no provisions made for payment of a pension in the case of Springer. And the committee is reported to have arrived at a very low annual retirement payment to the outgoing commissioner. "They have established the mandatory retirement age but they have not set up a pension plan to cover it," Springer reported. John Saunders, president of Beckley College, headed up the committee appointed to select the new commissioner. He could not be reached for comment Saturday. Dr. D. Banks Wilburn, president of Glenville College, heads up the committee which is trying to arrive at a pension payment plan for the commissioner. But it seems that the important question now is not what the pension payment will be for the commissioner but instead a question of whether there will be a commissioner at all come September, if their man is still Paul Ven- nari. Marshall Cage Slate Features ISHome Dates Broom . .~ ,. Sweeping off the shoes of Charleston second baseman Tony LaRussa is Miss Cheryl Roberts, who is the new^broomgirl for the Charlies. Cheryl will sweep off the bases during the games. She is 16 and a student at Charleston Catholic High School (Staff Photo by Lawrence Pierce) PAULVENNARI Rirhpr Fipliis? Camp Fee Hike of 50 Cents Due Camping fees on public hunting and fishing area campgrounds will be increased 50 cents beginning May 25, wildlife resources chief Dan Cantner of the Department of Natural Resources announced. The raise is needed, Cantner said, to defray increased maintenance and labor costs. Camping fees at these areas range from $1.50 to $3 per night for a group of six or less (25 cents for each additional person). Following are the fees at the various state owned areas: Moncove $3, Big Ugley $2.50, Chief Cornstalk $2.50, Conaway Run $2.50, Fork Creek $2.50, McClintic $2.50, Laurel $2.50, Plum Orchard $2.50, Teter Creek $2.50, Handley $2.50, Bluestone $1.50, Lewis Wetzel $1.50, Nathaniel Mountain $1.50, Pleasants Creek $1.50, Short Mountain $1.50, Sleepy Creek $1.50. Swimming pools at these public hunting and fishing areas will open May 25, weather permitting. Pools located on Laurel and Berwind Lake will open at noon and close at 7 p.m. daily except Mondays. Pools will be closed on Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day) for cleaning and maintenance. Admission fees at the pools will be 50 cents for children 5 through 12, and $1 for adults. ; Children under 5 will be admitted free. HUNTINGTON - The 1974-75 Marshall University basketball schedule announced by Director of Athletics Joe McMullen features 15 home dates that include teams of national prominence and others in immediate quest of that status. The Thundering Herd opens its season with back-to-back Saturday home engagements with the touring Athletes-In- Action team and Capital University of Columbus, Ohio, on Nov. 23 and 30 respectively. Other visitors will include traditional rivals such as Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and Morris Harvey; some newer rivals such as George Washington, Illinois State, DePaul and Rhode Island; brand new opposition in Howard University of Washington, D.C., New Jersey- based Fairleigh Dickenson and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; and an impressive Marshall Memorial Invitational tournament field that brings Long Island University, Oral Roberts and Idaho State to Huntington. THE HERD winds up its schedule at home on Saturday, March 3 against the Universi- Kidd, Ellis Take Old Pal Delbert Kidd and Bill Ellis Sr. shot a best ball 57 Saturday to win an old pal golf tournament at Kanawha Country Club. Gene Byard and Bill Byard finished second with a 58 score. Louis Tyree and N.E. McDougald were third with 59 and Dr. Sterling George and C.P. Beatty came in fourth with 60. Pitman Gets Ace Steve Pitman of Dunbar aced the 143-yard seventh hole at the Charleston Municipal Golf Course Thursday. Pitman, who used a seven- iron, was playing with Mike Young. ty of Akron, a team that returns to the Marshall basketball schedule for the first time in 23 years. The Herd road show includes visits to Stetson, DePaul, Eastern Kentucky, Morris Harvey, Old Dominion, Canisius, Duquesne and Morehead which were all on last season's schedule and Florida State, South Carolina, Jacksonville and Samford. Of the latter group, only Jacksonville is a new opponent for the Herd which played the other three as recently as the 1972-73 season. In a n n o u n c i n g the new schedule, McMullen said, "It is our goal to develop some new long-term rivalries for the Thundering Herd. With such teams as George Washington, Old Dominion, Illinois State, Canisius, Duquesne and Jacksonville on the Marshall schedule each year along with other traditional foes such as Morehead State, Eastern Kentucky and Morris Harvey, we hope to establish some cpn- sistency in our scheduling without losing any quality in the opposition we play." McMullen noted that 21 of 26 regular season games in the 1974-75 basketball season would be against NCAA Divi-. sion I opposition. * * * ANOTHER NEW feature to the 1974-75 home schedule will be the new look of the Memorial Field House. A new tartan playing floor and a new ceiling to upgrade the building's acoustics have already been ·-.;. installed and are expected to be of benefit to both the par- ;·" ticipating teams and the spectators. '_~ Last season, Coach Bob -* Daniels' second at the helm of the Herd, an inexperienced Marshall team won 17 of 26 games including 10 of 16 against teams who will return to the 1974-75 slate. The 1974-75 schedule (with series record in parenthesis): November-23, ATHLETES-IN-ACTION (1-0); 30, CAPITAL UNIVERSITY (0-0). December--5, at Stetson (2-0); 7, at Florida State (3-0); 1 or 10, MOREHEAD STATE (31-35); 13-U, Marshall Memorial Invitational with LONG ISLAND (2-2), IDAHO STATE (0-0) and ORtoL ROBERTS (1-1); 21, EASTERN KENTUCKY (12-20); 28, at DePaul (0-2). January--8, at Eastern Kentucky; 11, GEORGE WASHINGTON (5-1); 13 or 14, HOWARD U N I V E R S I T Y (0-0); 18, at Old Dominion (3-0); 22, ILLINOIS STATE (0-1); 25, at South Carolina (1-1); 29, DEPAUL. F e b r u a r y -- 1, at Morris Harvey (71-19); 5, FAIRLEIGH DICKENSON (0-0), 8, at Canisius (1-0); 13, at Duquesne (1-H; 15, RHODE ISLAND (0-1); 18, MORRIS HARVEY; 22, at Jacksonville (0-0); 24, at Samford (3-0); 26, at Morehead State. March --1, WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE (0-0); 3, AKRON (5-1). --Y0 Fashion Directions"^ Put your name in the game ... 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