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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 20, 1975
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Julv20, 1975 Sex Discrimination Banned -- Battle Not Over By Ttm Seppy WASHINGTON IAP) -- Sex discrimination against women in the nation's schools and colleges will be banned officially Monday but. according to groups involved in the controversy, the battle is far from over. Regulations implementing Title IX of the Omnibus Education Act of 1972 go into effect. They prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in 16.000 school districts, 2.700 institutions of higher education and educational associations that receive federal aid. The regulations apply to a wide variety of educational areas such as recruitment,, hiring, admissions, housing and scholarships. But the section on athletics brought the most discussion from the colleges and the women's groups, with some male athletic officials claiming Title IX will bring an end to big-time college athletics. Unsuccessful Move During the past few weeks, there was an unsuccessful move to reject the regulations in toto and return them to the Department of Health. Education and Welfare for rewriting. After that effort failed, opponents of the regulations-including the National Collegiate Athletic Association-proposed amendments designed to safeguard revenue-producing sports such as basketball and football. Rep. James G. O'Hara, DMich., introduced a proposal two weeks ago and Sen. John Tower, R-Tex., introduced a similar one last Tuesday. No further action has been taken although hearings can be expected in the fall. "We're not going to roll over and die." said Kay Hutchcraft, acting director of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women, one of the major proponents of the regulations. "We will anticipate from the latest action that there will be further attempts to make changes in the athletic portions of the new regulations." Will Comply With Law She said the AIAW believes the majority of the institutions affected will comply with the law. "We finally have a set of regulations that can go into effect, yet we are still concerned about further attempts to limit those regulations." he said. "It puts our people in a huge quandry." An NCAA spokesman said colleges must act as expeditiously as possible to implement the regulations, although secondary and postsecondary schools have three years to comply and elementary schools one year. "In the area of athletic scholships, we may see some immediate changes," he said. "We may see a flood of applications in the fall on the part of women." He said the NCAA has a possible lawsuit under consideration but that no final decision has been made. School systems and colleges are not required to spend the same amount of money on athletic programs for women as they spend on those for men. But the HEW regulations say that equal opportunities must be provided for both sexes. The test the government will use includes whether women get a fair share of monetary support for their sports programs, equipment, coaching salaries and scholarships. The NCAA has taken the position that the Title IX requirement, even if it does not require equal spending for women and men sports programs, will drain the big- time men's football and basketball programs of a large proportion of their revenues. Nevertheless, an Associated Press survey of colleges during the past few weeks indicates most schools are preparing to comply with the regulations if they have not done so already. Stanford Model For instance, a Stanford University spokesman believes the school has com, plied with the requirements of the regulations, may have exceeded them and could serve as a model for other institutions. "We planned ahead and we merged our men's and women's departments in March, so all sports programs of the university, including intercollegiate, club sports, intramurals and physical educa- Pirates' Parker Rising Superstar There are a number of professional athletes who have a certain type of charisma that allows them to create enthusiasm among the sports fans by their mere presence on the playing field. Certainly Willie Stargell, Johnny Bench, Pete Rose and Lou Brock can be included in this group. Naturally, it takes many years to gain the r e c o g n i t i o n that these stars have achieved. But, if there is any young player in the league who has the ability to eventually be considered one of the games' top attractions it's Pittsburgh Pirates right- fielder Dave Parker. Parker's size alone is enough to suggest awesome potential. He stands 6'5" with a powerfully built 230-pound body. And unlike most big men he has outstanding speed and is aggressive on the bases. Originally a highly-scouted high school baseball and football player in Cincinnati, he was overlooked in the early rounds of Baseball's 1970 June Free Agent Draft, after injuring his knee in a football game, until the Pirates made him their 14th selection; and the dividends have paid off ever since. Dave was named Most Valuable Player in the Gulf Coast League in 1970 and then voted Player of the year in the Carolina League in '72. He played with the Charleston Charlies in 1973. He joined the Pirates in mid-season of 1973 and hit .288 in 73 games. Last year he got off to an outstanding start, hitting over .300, while playing 1st base and the outfield. But then a torn hamstring sidelined him for 2Va months and he finished the season with a .282 average while playing on a part-time basis the last two months of the year. * * * DURING SPRING training Pirate manager Danny Murtaugh decided to move Willie Stargell from his position in leftfield to first base, thus allowing Richie Dave Parker Creates Enthusiasm Zisk to assume his natural position in left with Parker taking over right field on a full time basis. The move has certainly paid off as Dave has more than lived up to his advance billing. At the All-Star break he was among the league leaders in hitting with a .336 batting average and 15 home runs. And he is beginning to display the tremendous home run power of teammate Willie Stargell, as many of Dave's home runs have traveled well over 400 feet. "He has as much potential as you would ever want to see in a flayer", commented Pirate batting coach Bob Skinner. "You have to remember that this must be considered his first full season, because of his injury last year, and I have never seen a batter hit the ball as well as Dave has his first full season," continued Skinner. "But what pleases me the most is his defensive play. He has worked hard to become a fine fielder and his arm is above average. I jan can't say enough about hiw overall ability." In spring training Dave said that his 1 goal this year was to hit .300 with about 15 home runs. Well, since the early part of May he has hit over .350 and he already has 15 home runs. * *,* "YOU KNOW the home runs have kind of surprised me", said Parker. "In the past I have always hit the ball hard, but I have been more of a line driver hitter and haven't had a lot of home runs. I talked to Willie Stargell about this and he said that the same thing happened to him early in his career. He said that after a few years he naturally developed a litle more of any upper cut and the home runs just began to come. I guess the same thing has happened to me," explained Dave. Dave has been very consistent with the bat, hitting lefthanded pitching as well as righthanders and he has cut down on his strike-outs. "The important thing for me is playing every day," he said. "I have been around the league several times now and I have a much better idea of what the pitchers are going to throw. I just want to make contact and the base hits and home runs will fall." He is making those -Pirate scouts look good -- those who once described him as possessing "super-player credentials", and those who tabbed him "one of the outstanding young prospects in all of baseball." tion now are under one department," said publicist Can- Cavalli. Intramurals and physical education have been coed for the last couple years, he said. Another change is that there will be one head coach for both men's and women's teams such as tennis, basketball and swimming. This year, for the first time, women will be given athletic scholarships. There will be at least nine, including tennis, swimming and golf. The university will pay for the scholarships until a separate fund raising group is organized--like the Stanford Buck Club, which raises money for men's athletic scholarships. Can't Let Football Slip There are 18 men's varsity sports and seven women's teams at Stanford. However, football produces 70 per cent of the revenue for the athletic department and won't be cut back. "We can't let football slip," said Cavalli, "because that pays the bills. We can't bite the hand that feeds us." The university will reduce its sports budget by $120,000 over the next three Bill Introduced To Block Rules WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Jesse Helms. R-N.C., has introduced a bill to block new government rules that require schools to integrate their physical education classes by sex. The senator said in a statement Saturday that his measure would sharply limit the rules, scheduled to take effect Monday, that implement a 1972 law banning sex discrimination in education. Efforts to block the guidelines issued by the Department of Health, Education and Welfare were defeated by both the House and Senate last week. The House first approved such a move but, after the Senate refused to go along, reversed itself Friday on a vote of 215-178. years, limiting travel for some men's teams, partly as a general cutback necessitated by finances and partly to make more funds available for women. Among other comments: At the University of California, Berkeley, men's athletic director Dave Maggard said the school is complying with the regulations. "Before it came about, we were getting ready for it sothe effects won't be earth shattering for us as it will be for some. "1 don't see any insurmountable problems with fundings," he said. "I think that by and large the women's needs on our campus can be met. They may have to get into the kind of fund raising that we do. I think they should and will try to promote their own athletic events in an effort to raise their revenues." Separate Offices Les Dye, men's athletic director at Syracuse, said the school now has a men's and women's athletic director. "They're two separate offices which don't function together. We don't exchange budget dollars but it'sa very workable method." The women's athletic department, headed by Doris Soladay, was created on July 1 with a budget of $50,000 for five sports. Miss Soladay said she was not completely satisfied with the present funding but "I'm not dissatisifed either. There is always room for improvement in anything you do, and women's athletics is certainly one area. "With Title IX in the picture, the university has made a start and I would just assume it would continue along the way to do the things that need to be done," she said. At Kentucky. Athletic Director Cliff Hagan said, "We're all for the women having their athletic programs, but we don't want them to tax what we've spent 100 years to develop and ruin what we think is very good." Feels Court Test Needed University of Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham believes a court test will be needed on the question of the federal government controlling programs which do not use federal money, an argument made often during congressional hearings. "I don't see how anybody can say you shouldn't have equal tennis teams," said Caham. "They're out of their mind if they think men and women don't deserve equality between facilities, coaches and everything else. But don't tell me I have to spend the $800,000 on tennis that I put into football which brings in $3 million. We can't have equal scholarships and expenditures for women's sports which have no revenue coming." There is no doubt that the subject of Title IX will be among the major topics facing NCAA officials when they meet Aug. 13 in Chicago in a special cost-cutting convention. As Florida Athletic Director Ray Graves said: "We are the crossroads of intercollegiate athletics, and this is the reason for the NCAA meeting Aug. 13, to pass some legislation which will reduce costs and hopefully not reduce the quality of competition. This is a challenge we face and I think we can meet it." The so-called Title IX rules require equal access to men and women at all levels of school sports, except hard contact sports such as football or basketball. 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S. Open at Night The U. S. Open Tennis Championships will be played at night this year for the first time in history. The U. S. Tennis Association announced Saturday that eight nights of Open competition is scheduled at the West Side Tennis Club, starting Aug. 27. Special lights are being installed at a cost of S100.000. Czechs Win Davis Match Czechoslovakia won its doubles match against Hungary Saturday and gained the European Zone B final of the Davis Cup tennis tournament. The Soviet Union won its doubles match against Sweden in the Zone A series, reducing Sweden's lead to 2-1 in the best-of- fjve series. Keeneland Sales The annual "biggest gamble" in the horse racing business begins Monday when Keeneland offers 364 yearling thoroughbreds for sale. Among the untested youngsters going through the ring will be a chestnut full brother to Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Majestic Prince and the champion in Europe. Crowned Prince. Parker Activated Pitcher Harry Parker has been activated from the disabled list by the New York Mets and pitcher Nino Espinosa has beer optioned to Tidewater of the Internationa) League, it was announced Saturday. Thomas Missing Duane Thomas, the talented but moody running back, didn't join the Washington Redskins Veterans in training camp Satu£| day because of a contract dispute. Thomas Rawls Thomas, a free agent since May 1, met with Redskins president Edward Bennett Williams Friday but no agreement was reached. Williams was not optimistic about the Redskins signing Thomas to a new contract. "We're just too far apart," he said. Riot at Track Six persons were charged Saturday with disturbing the peace following a riot at Richelieu Park in Montreal which caused about $50.000 damage and forced cancellation of Saturday night's program at the harness racing track. Vilas Top Seeded Guillermo Vilas of Argentina, winner of the Grand Prix circuit 1974 and its current leader, has been top seeded in the $100.000 Washington Star International Tennis Championships which begins this week. Arthur Ashe. newly crowned Wimbledon mer.'s singles champion and winner of the World Championship Tennis title last May. was seeded second in the tournament, which offers a Jl 6.000 first prize plus a 1975 automobile to the winner. Rawls New Director Betsy Rawls. a four-time U.S. Open winner and veteran of 25 years of pro golf, has been named tournament director of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. £ Her appointment is effective immediately and her first tournament as direc- tor will be the George Washington Classic at Horsham, Pa., next week. Forbes Trial Bruins hockey player Dave Forbes doesn't, know how an aggravated assault trial has affected him, but he's sure that he doesn't want to go through another trial. "I'm not looking forward to going through it again," said Forbes after the jury told Judge Rolf Fosseen Friday night that it was hopelessly deadlocked and could not reach a verdict. Alexander Winner John Alexander of Australia fought off the heat and humidity of Chicago's Soldier Field Saturday and beat Andrew Pattison of Rhodesia 6-4,6-4, reaching the finals of the $50,000 Chicago International Professional Tennis Championships. Giants Obtain Hunter The New York Giants obtained quarterback Scott Hunter from the Buffalo Bills.' Hunter starred at Alabama and was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 1971. Forego Tops Million Forego became the 16th horse to top the million mark in winnings Saturday when the 5-year-old gelding won the $114.000 Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park. Forego won by a head over Arbees Boy. It boosted his earnings to $1,036,678. Forego returned $3.20. $2.60, and $2.20 to his backers. Foyt Grabs Pole A. J. Foyt, whose blazing orange Coyote has started first in all but one Indianapolis-style car race this season, nosed into the pole position again for today's 200-mile race at Michigan International Speedway. Foyfs Coyote was clocked at 193.809 miles per hour. Powerful Rvssita Powerful Russian Irina Kalinina and graceful Americans Christine Loock and Carrie Irish led eight qualifiers Saturday into the finals of the women's springboard diving competition at the World Championships at Cali. Colombia. 75 DART With the famous Gas-Saving 6 cyl. Slant Engine IN STOCK NOW-NEW 4 SPD. OVERDRIVE TRANSMISSION RATED UP TO 28 MILES A GAL. FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY 96 IN STOCK As Low As 3488 FREE TRANSMISSION *232 VALUE PLUS Equipment THE PATRICK PLAZA REBATE I I h PATRICK ST. PLAZA-343-5623 OPEN EVENINCS 'TIL 9-OPEN SUNDAY I

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