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2D -July 18, 1976 · Sunday Ga*ette-Mail Charleston, West Virginia SSACPayouts Total$65,821 -'.It's not all take and no give for the Secondary School Activities Commission, which not only operates and supervises all forms of schoolboy athletics in West Virginia but also the activities of the school bands. 'If there is one organization, totally non-profit, which suffers the rigors of undue criticism, it is the SSAC. All of which goes to show that you can't please everyone. A member of the K a n a w h a C o u n t y school board in- q u i r e d t h e o t h e r day: "How much money does that bunch have, anyway?" referring of course to the SSAC bank account. Well, if this man is especially interested in this he can get all the information he wants by calling upon Williams the office of the state auditor of West Virginia, where reports are made annually on the income and outgo of SSAC finances. Of course, the state high school basketball tournament, which always shows a nice profit, and now the annual football playoffs, which bring in some much needed revenue, leave the idea that Sam Williams and his SSAC staff are getting rich. Not so. Indeed, six of the eight sports sponsored by the SSAC are found in the deficit column and if it were not for the yield from the basketball and football championship events there would be no SSAC. There would be no schoolboy athletics, as we know them today. To be sure, the SSAC has a surplus. It just wouldn't be good business to operate without a little financial cushion. But there is no astounding amount left after all salaries and office expenses are taaen care $l$lof. . . * * * Basketball Brings Biggest Payoff We called upon Sam Wiliams, executive secretary, to provide a run-down on the income and outgo of various sports activities sponsored by the SSAC. And we got some eye openers. For instance, from the income of football and basketball, a total of $65,821 was paid to participating schools during the last fiscal year. So it goes to show how important it is for teams to win in football and basketball these days as well as to participate in the minor sports tourneys. Schools which had teams in the regional * * * Minor Sports All in Deficit Column That's the shiny side of the coin. The other side is not so bright. Indeed, the six other sports sponsored by. the SSAC all show deficits. Fortunately, however, the yield from the two other sports makes it possible to pick up the tab and then have something left for other expenses. Track is the biggest money hog. It showed a $10.045.23 deficit this year. Wrestling showed a loss of SI.168.05. tennis dropped S3.149.25. golf S2.166.63. baseball 5855.95 and cross country SI.030.48. In addition to the gate receipts for various championship activities, the SSAC picks up S36.72 for each school which sponsors athletic teams and a band. The fee is pro-rated according to the student enrollment. It amounted to S6.500 for senior high schools and ?1.400 for junior high schools the last fiscal year. . It is interesting to note that in addition to repayment to schools, the SSAC expends a total of $6.640 on trophies and awards alone, which all but wipes out the revenue from membership dues. This amounts to an average of $37.51 for all 'member senior high schools in the state * * * There Are Many Other Services Provided Williams points out that the SSAC also provides many other services to member schools. This includes the distribution of rules books for various sports, amounting to an average of S5.93 per school. The SSAC also edits, publishes and mails to each school a quarterly copy of "The Interscholastic," a magazine which serves as the official instrument concerning regulations for tournaments, playoffs, matches, etc. It also serves as a means of channeling information from the National Federation of High School Athletic Associations, which sets up the rules and regulations which all state members adhere to when they make up their own individual rules. Other publications sent out to member schools to keep them up to date on activities throughout the nation include a Director of School Personnel, composite football and basketball schedules, game contracts, officials, contracts, and bulletins pertinent to eligibility and athletic administration. A yearly financial report is made available to all member schools, as well as the state auditor ... * * * »,,· A Small Staff Doing a Giant Job CERTAINLY, it just follows that any organization which attempts to set down rules and enforce them hi such a large organization, there will be disagreements and some embarrassing errors. But all and all, considering the size of the SSAC staff in its offices in Parkersburg, the schools of West Virginia are getting the job done in a most satisfactory manner and at a dirt-cheap price. If there are those who feel that the SSAC is rolling in money, they need only to look at the record. But it wouldn't be anything like a disgrace if it were. After all, Wil- liams, his assistant, Bill Hanlin, and the rest of the staff at Parkersburg aren't ex- jjictly 'laughing all the way to the bank when payday rolls around. Part of their compensation, however, comes in the satisfaction of seeing their jobs well done. They are entirely dedicated to their work and their only purpose is to see that there is fairness and efficiency in what they do for all their members. An overwhelming majority of the people of West Virginia are aware of this and they appreciate the SSAC ... Plan to Smuggle In China Flag Scrapped MONTREAL (AP) - A plan to smuggle a Republic of China flag into the Olympic Stadium and carry it in Saturday's opening ceremony was scrapped at the last minute. The Associated Press learned. A source close to the N a t i o n a l i s t Chinese Delegation which has left Montreal said five men, two of them Americans, had offered $100,000 if two Chinese agreed to the scheme. The plan was rejected as being too political, said the source, who asked that his 'name not be used. "They would have been wearing American uniforms and they would have been carrying the Chinese flag on a umbrella- type pole," said the source. " They would have been at the back of the U.S. delegation and once they got into the stadium they would have slowed down until there was a gap and then they would have shot the flag up the pole." The collapsable pole, the flag, and even the U.S. team uniforms had all been arranged for, the source said. He added that only two other persons knew of the plan--two American athletes who had agreed to provide the uniforms. The Republic of China delegation left Montoal after the Canadian government refiw to permit it to use tflt name. Can- T w ada recognizes the People's Republic of. China and not Taiwan. The source said the plan was developed by persons unconnected to the Taiwan delegation. Taiwan Athletes Visit Disneyland LOS ANGELES (AP) - Members of the Taiwan Olympic team, heading home after refusing to participate in the Montreal Games, stopped in Los Angeles Saturday. The team spent an afternoon at Disneyland before returning home without memories or medals from the Olympic events. The delegation had announced Friday it would pull out of the Montreal Games when the Canadian government said Taiwan could not participate under- the name Republic of China. Twenty-five of the athletes arrived at Los Angeles International Airport late in the morning, linked up with 17 others already in Los Angeles and set off for the entertainment center, according to an airport guard who ushered the delegation off the plane. Graham Holds 4-Stroke Lead -AP Wirephoto and state high school tournaments picked up the highest returns. The regional participants each received an average of $116.46. Each team in the state tournament was paid an average of $1,241.40. The total return for basketball was $25,452.56, this being the only sport which the SSAC pays off on regional participation. The average return for the 11 participants in the football playoffs was $1,393.76, and the total returned to these schools was $15,331.38 . . . Canadian Couple Puts Torch to Olympic Flame Sandra Henderson Holds Arm of Stephana Prefontaine Scalpers Ask $400 For Opening Tickets MONTREAL (AP) - Scalpers were asking $400 a ticket as thousands poured into the Olympic Stadium Saturday for the opening of the 21st Summer Games. "Help a poor man see the Queen, 1 ' yelled a big black man in a white leisure suit outside the huge concrete complex. He was waving $35 in bills. Nobody paid any attention. "I have been asked $400 for a ticket," said an American in a big Texas hat. "I may be able to get a pair for 50chlmholding out for that." "I'll pay anything--name your price," yelled an elderly woman leaning against a post. The tickets sold originally for $40. It was like a new world casbah. The money changers were active on the steps of the holy Olympic temple. The opening ceremony, with Queen Elizabeth officially declaring the beginning of the Games, was a 72,000 sellout. The concrete complex, reported to have cost $700 million, sat like a snoozing turtle in the bright sun. Spectators flocked in from all directions--most of them by subway but many by automobile and on foot. The VIPs were being whisked under a Marbury Released By Seattle Seahawks Kerry Marbury, a former West Virginia University running back, was released Friday by the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Marbury played at WVU in 1971-72 before passing up his senior year to play in the Canadian Football League. The New England Patriots signed him from the CFL and then he was chosen by Seattle in the expansion draft. Kodes, Orantes In Net Finals KITZBUEHEL, Austria ( A P ) - Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia and Manuel Or- antes of Spain gained the men's singles final of the Head Cup international tennis tournament Saturday. Kodes. seeded third, beat West Germany's Hans Juergen Pohmann, 6-0, 7-6 in an hour arid 40 minute match. Sports On the Tube Here are the sports shows scheduled to be on the television this week: Today 1-Championship Fishing O 1:30-Cincinnati v. Pittsburgh O 1:30-NFL Championships Games O 2:30-NFL Action 0) 3-OlympicsQD 4-Westchester Classic O 6-Sports Challenge O 7--Olympics (D Monday 8-01ympics(D ll:30-01ympics(B Tueidiy 8-Olympicsa ll:30-01ympicsflj Wednesday 8-01ympics(D ll:30-01ympicsH Thurtday 8-OlympicsB ll:30-01ympicsB Friday 8--Olympics · 9:30-AH-Stars v. Pittsburgh · Saturday Noon-Olympics 0 2--Denver v. Detroit · 2-Major League Baseball · 4:30-Sports Spectacular 0 5-01ympics0 8-01ympics0 purple canopy into the stadium to the accompaniment of roaring police motorcycles and ear-splitting sirens. HARRISON, N.Y. (AP)--SteadyDavid Graham, the transplanted Australian, fired a one-under-par 70 Saturday for a three round total of 12-under 201 and a four stroke lead in the $300,000 Westchester Classic. Beckley's Carlton "Slugger" White fired a 74 Saturday to give him a three-day total of 209, eight strokes behind the leader. The 30-year-old Graham, a winner in this country only at Cleveland in 1972, shared the lead in the first round of this 72 hole test after an eight under 63, and took a four stroke lead after 36 holes with a three under 68. The slim built Graham; a goif club, designer who now resides in Hollywood, Fla., carded three birdies and two bogeys in his Saturday round over the 6,603-yard par 71 Westchester Country Club course. He leads Mike Wynn of Crittendon, Va.; who has earned $1,966 this year and is seriously considering giving up the tour if he doesn't do better. The 31-year-old Wynn, whose best finish since joining the pro tour in 1972 was 12th at Houston last year, hung in with a one- under par 70, including three birdies and two bogeys. Wynn, who has made only five cuts in 21 tournaments entered, shot a first round 64 to trail by a stroke, and a par 71 Friday for a 36 hole total of 135 that tied him with Carlton White and Larry Ziegler. His 70 Saturday left him at eight-under par 205. Ben Crenshaw, a double winner on the tour this year and the third leading money winner, shot a third round 69 for a 206, five strokes off the lead. Crenshaw, who was tied for third with Ziegler, who shot a 71 Saturday, would be within two strokes of Graham if not for a triple bogey on the seventh hole in Friday's second round when he put the ball in the water. Johnny Miller, who won the British Open last week, shot a two-under 69 in the third round and was six strokes behind at 207 tied with Al Geiberger, Miller Barber, Fuzzy Zoeller and Jerry McGee. 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