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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
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Tuesday, September 4, 1973
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PN Track Marks Shattered Lebanon Dally News, Tuesday/ September 4, GRANTVILLE-They have called him the best handicap horse in all of New England and 9,846 fans at the Penn National Race Course would probably agree after watching Kiss and Run, a gallant five- year-old gelding, wear down Blue Chip Dan in the last eighth of a mile and take the first division of the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stake Race on Labor Day. Kiss and Run, bred and owned by 0. H. Wienges and 0. H. Wienges, Jr., laid off the pace and stalked the front-running Blue Chip Dan for nearly all of the one and one-six- Bill Dawson Hangs On In Marathon Lebanon's BUI Dawson held on to the finish and won the first annual Harrisburg National Marathon Monday afternoon in mid 90 degree temperatures. Dawson, who received a congratulatory kiss and hug from his wife, Nancy, after crossing the finish line, which was the Penn National Race Course finish line, is a 25-year- old West Chester State College graduate now making his home in this city. It took him two hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds to tour the 26-mile, 285-yard distance. That's about a mile every six and three quarter minutes, • which isn't bad at afl. A total of 125 runners participated in this first annual 1 event with 52 reaching the finish line. Al Sommerville of Cincinnati, Ohio was second, almost a full minute behind Dawson. Hershey's Jim Brandt came in fifth with a time of 3:13.32 and another Lebanon Runner, Randy Brandt, took 14th. The master's division winner (age 40 and over) was Bill Jackson of Hagerstown, Maryland, who finished sixth in the race while 16-year-old Ken Vierra took the 18-and- under class with a ninth-place finish. Dawson is a 5-9 138-pounder, married to the former Nancy Fortna of Lebanon, who plans on a high school teaching career. For preparation of this marathon, Dawson said he ran 400 miles a month daring Jane and July and then 50 miles a day for the past 25 days. I. Bffl Dwson, Lebanon, 25633; 2. Al Sam- tnnvillt, Ciichnati, Z-57.36; a Park Earner, Enola. 3B2J5; 4. Al Laskowski, Halifax, ail 31} 5. Jim Brandt, Hersiiey,3:13.32; 6. Bill .lacteal, Hagerstamt, Mi, 3:18.47; 7. Irv Zabfocky, ShMwsbury, 3=1946; 8. Dr. Bill Gordon, Ungtes- town, 223.11; 9. Ken Vmrra, Montoursvilfe, 32832} 10. Tom Bortner, Spring Grove, 3:30.25. II. Nick M arshaD, Camp H ill; 12. Slevs M31 a, Yoifc 13. Dave Hinchberger, Exton; 14. Randy Brandt, Lebanon; 15. Bernard Greene, Renovot 16. Dick Heiks, Hagerstowrt, Hd^ 17. Slevs Taylor, York; 18. Neil Bleichman, Camp m-. 19.'. Harry Smelts Codoric, 20; Leon Bierbower, Ctambersburg. 21. Dean WalGze, New Columbia; 22. Gary ' Stner,MontoursvL!!e; 23. Wesley Reade; 24. Eddy DeCoolr, Hamsburg 25. Walton Greene. Camn Hill; 26. Dave Bayer, Caisle; 27. Merv O'Neal, GrMMlls 28. Mark MaltacKMt. Camel; 29. Alex ' Uadafis, Mt Carmel; 30. Bill Miter, York. 31.Tim Bowman,Carlisle; 32. Mark Krttermart, York; 33. Cane Walllre, New Columbia; 34. Mike Ranck, MPton; 35. Shawn Norton, Camp Kill; 36. Al Sutch, Spring Grove; 37. Jim Hoffman, Middft- town; 38. Harold Carrolus, Burnham, 39; Greg Haffet!, York; 40. Stiwe Taylor, York. 41. Don Homiller, Ballmore, 42; Dan Wagner*, 43. Duans Johnson, New Cumberland; 44. Carl Llewellyn, Hagersl own, MM5. Harry Shoff, Ship- pensbure 46. Dick Hoffman, Lancaster; 47.Terry Bayer, Bethlehem; 48. Enos Martin, Alentown; 49. Lee Campbell, Harrisburg; 50. Sandy Zeranu, Harrisburg; 51. Bob Aiehart, Harruburg; 52. Pauline Bayer, CarEsle. John Gadd Winner Of Hershey Title John Gadd of Hershey is- the new club golf champion at the Hershey Country Club following a one-stroke victory over Bob Carter, also of Hershey. Gadd fired a 36-hole score of 77-78—155 during the Labor Day weekend to nail down his first club crown. Dr. Tom Holtzman of Paxtang finished in third place, four strokes off the pace. Eastern League (Final) NATtOXAL DIVISION W L Pet GB X-Reitag « 62 .551 - Soerhrooke 76 63 .547 W Trois-Hivierss 67 JZ .482 VA Quebec City 65 72 .04 1IH4 AMERICAN DIVISION W L Pet GB X-PJttsfMd • 75 S! .551 West Haven . 72 86 .522 4 Bristol 62 77 .M '!« Waterbury 59 79 .428 17 x—CHinched division title Moray's Reswll Reading 6. Water bury 1 Saerbrooke 4, Trols-Rivieres 1 PiUsfldd *. West Haven 3 Bristol 3, Quebec City 1 Sunday 1 * Late Remits Reading 8, Waterburv 4 . • West Haven 10, PiUifield 1 Quebec CUy 9, Bristol R Toelgtt'i Game (PltyoJf) . Reading at Pltts/icM BouV Postponed BERLIN (UPI) - Promote! Fritz Gretzschel has postponed until S«pt. 28 a non-title middleweight bout between West German Eckhard Dagg« »d Matt Donovan of Trinidad scheduled for Friday. Kiss And Run, Mr. Correlation Share Governor's Cup teeiith mile test. Setting fractions that were hot enough to establish a track record for the distance, Blue Chip Dan, fresh off a win in the West Virginia Derby, reached the quarter in 23 2/5, got the half in 46 3/5 and reached the three-quarter distance in a red- hot 1:10 3/5, .-: At the head of the lane, Kiss and Run, under excellent rating by his rider, Don Meade, Jr., moved to the outside and engaged Blue Chip Dan in a stretch duel that had most of the crowd gasping. At the eighth pole, Kiss and Run caught the leader and pre- Governor's Cup Seventh Race, Pur** $11,000, hdcp, lit* Brvlilon, 3yo and up, 1-1/1 ft ml. Kill and tun (M«od>) S.OO i.lO 3.SO »kj» Chip Dan (Salomon.) 4,40 3.39 Mo/igongo (Thornbura) 400 Of*4:ll. Urn* 1;»1.1. Scrakh«*-KJItln S , Glory to U, I la Crty Ixacta 3-7 Ji1,00 BgMh tote, fvnt $1J,OOO •rfcted, hdcp, 3 yo and up, 1-1/16 ml,, 2 tie 1 Blvlilon. Mr. Correlation (Thornburj) 4,OO 2.JO 2.20 tea I*, loo (AgnoHo) 3.20 1.1O Jhirley llret (Salomon*) 2.60 Oil 4l4». . Tim* l:42.1.<Tra<*C«nra < ). Scratch.d—Preito C, H«*d Th» CoB, Katky teef. Ixacta 3-2 $6.60 vailed by three-quarters of a length. The running time, 1:42 2/5, smashed the old record by one and two-fifths seconds. Kiss and Run paid $5.00, $3.20, $2.60 and combined with Blue Chip Dan to return a $21.00 Exacta to backers of the 3-7 combination. The track record lasted exactly one race. In the second division of the stake, Mr. Correlation went wire-to-wire and finished the route distance in the time of 1:421/5, knocking a tick off Kiss and Run's one- race record. Mr. Correlation, trained by Dan Perlsweig and owned by Mrs. R. S. Lytle, hopped out of the starting gate on top and was never headed. The 4-year-old colt stormed . into the clubhouse turn with Test Run and Bee Bee Bee, the 1972 Preakness champion, hot on his heels. Midway down the backstretch, with about five furlongs left to race, Bee Bee Bee moved up alongside Mr. Correlation and lodged a strong challenge. But Mr. Correlation, who earlier this season had gone wire-to-wire to win the Keystone and Trenton Handicaps, confidently ridden • by Buck Thornburg, just ran away from the bid and steadily drew off. At the finish, Mr. Correlation had earned a four length win over Bee Bee Bee with Shirleybird an even more distant third. Mr. Correlation, who carried high weight of 122 pounds in the stake's second division, paid $4.00, $2.20, $2.20. The txacca combination of 3-2 returned $6.60. So the inaugural running of the Pennsylvania Governor's Cup Stake has been won by Kiss and Run, via a come-frorn behind score, and the front- running Mr. Correlation, both of whom established track records. The Labor Day handle of $847,242 was the largest amount ever wagered at the Penn National Race Course. It eclipsed the previous total of $827,715 that was bet on New Year's Day 1973 Track Record Mr. Correlation Outdistances Bee Bee Bee (Daily News Photos by Jim Zengerle) Bonds Steals Spotlight; Hammerm' Hank Hits Two . _. _, First Division Winner Kiss and Bun (left) beats Blue Chip Ban (right) and Mcngongo (center).(DaityNem Photo) Nolan Ryan Sets Whiff Records By United Press International Nolan Ryan says a littte zip has come unglued from the Ryan Express but the Oakland A's would find that hard to believe. Ryan fired a three-hitter, struck out 12 batters, and established two American League strikeout records Monday night in pitching the California Angels to a 3-1" win over the A's. Ryan, evening his record at 16-16, broke his own mark by striking out at least 10 batters in a game fSr the 19th time this season and bettered the record of 650 strikeouts in two seasons set by Rube Waddell in 1903-04. He now has 326 this season and 655 for the last two. Ryan got 10 of his first 14 outs on strikeouts but .seemed to lose a little on the famed fastball in the late innings, as evidenced by a two-out .ninth inning homer by Pat Bourqua '1 seem to be losing the zip In my fastballs in the late innings these days and I think it showed in that homer. It's probably because I've pitched more innings than I ever did before." First Run Doubled In Leroy Stanton doubled across the Angels' first run in the second and Sandy Alomar's double and a sacrifice fly by Vada Pinson tallied two more California runs. In other American League action, Chicago swept Texas, 87, in 11 innings, and 5-2, Boston topped Baltimore, 9-8, after bowing 1 , 13-8, New York beat Detroit 4-3, Minnesota clobbered Kansas City, 11-5, and Milwaukee won, 13-5, before losingtb Cleveland r 10-5. Eric Soderholm blooped a tie-breaking, run - scoring double in a seven-run ninth inning to rally Minnesota over Kansas City. Bobby Darwin capped the inning with a three-run homer. The loss kept, the Royals from gaining ground on the first-place A's and left KG 3 Vz games behind. Thurman Munson hit two home runs, including the game-winner, a two-run blast in the eighth, to lead New York over the Tigers. Craig Nettles added a solo homer to lift the skidding Yanks to only their sixth victory in the last 20' games. " Hikes Winning Streak Chicago hiked its winning streak to five games and nine out of the last 10 by sweeping Texas. Chuck Brinkman's run- Sports Schedule TU1SBAY Lab.Lan So tear Laogv* scoring single was the deciding blow in the Chisox' second game win while Carlos May led the Chicago attack in the- opener with five RBIs, keyed by his 16th homer, a three-run shot. Pinch-hitter Danny Cater's two-run single highlighted a seven-run eighth inning Boston explosion and led the Bosox to a split with Baltimore. Earl Williams, who had three homers.in the two gamesrhit a grand slam and a solo shot to provide Baltimore's second game firepower. Baltimore's win in the first game was all Paul Blair, as the fleet outfielder hit a three-run inside-the-park homer in the third and another three-run shot in the fourth. John Lowenstein drove in three runs on two doubles and a single as Cleveland beat Milwaukee in the second game, featured by a triple play the Indians pulled off in the first inning. In the opener, Don Money drove in four runs. In addition to picking up his fifth save, Eduardo Rodriguez became the .first American League pitcher to hit safely this season when he tripled and scored in the eighth inning. Eagles Waive Walik, Others iy UNITED PRESS INTERNATIOHAl Bobby Bonds stole the spotlight Monday night but Hank Aaron could still have the whole show for himself before the season is over. With a dramatic grand slam homer in the ninth inning of a nationally televised game, Bonds gave the San Francisco Giants an exciting 11-8 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers, who blew a seven-run lead. The loss dropped the Dodgers into a tie for first place with Cincinnati in the NL West, Walt Alston, the veteran Dodger manager, seemed shellshocked. He mumbled, "I've never seen anything like it." While- Bonds was captivating the national TV audience, Aaron entertained just 8,333 fans in San Diego by hitting the 707th and 708th homers of his career to move within six of Babe Rufh's career record of 714. The homers paced Atlanta to a 7-3 victory over San Diego. And now Aaron has a real chance of cracking the record this season. Many TV fans missed Bonds' heroics because they turned off their sets when the Dodgers rolled to an 8-1 lead after six innings. But the Giants rallied for six runs in the seventh. Bonds scored the last run when he raced home from second on an infield hit by Tito Fuentes that Dave Lopes fielded but held too long before making a late throw to theplate. That Run was Crucial That run was crucial because it cut the Dodgers' lead to one run and meant that when Gary Thomasson opened the ninth by walking, the Giants could sacrifice Both Dave Rader and Mike Sadek bunted and the Dodgers botched up both plays with late throws to second. That loaded the bases and Jim Brewer came in to face Bonds, who hit a 1-1 pitch for his 36th homer to wipe out the 8-7 Los Angeles lead. '1 wasn't looking to hit it out," Bonds said. "All I wanted to do was get a sacrifice fly to tie the game." Aaron homered in consecutive times at bat in the third off Clay Kirby, and in the fifth off Vicente Romo. That enabled him to tie one of Ruth's lesser known records of 708 homers in one league. Six of Ruth's runs came in the National League. Aaron said it's "possible" he still might catch Ruth this year. "I hear Ruth's name every time I turn around. But I still don't Ihink I'm as ob- sessed with it as everybody else seems to be." Cincinnati moved into its first- place tie with Los Angeles when Ken Griffey bit a two- out, two-run pinch single in the eighth inning to beat Houston. Griffey was just called up on . Aug. 25 and Reds' Manager Sparky Anderson beamed, "I think he'll be another Lou Brock." Pittsburgh remained a game behind St. Louis by splitting the doubleheader with the Cards. Brock, Ted Sizemor* and Bernie Carbo knocked in two runs each to give St. Louis the second game victory. In th« opener, Richie HebneVs 13th inning inside-the-park homer gave the Pirates the triumph. Jerry Koosman pitched a seven-hitler to hand the Mets the first-game victory over th» Phils. But the Mete blew a • chance to pick up a game on the leaders by losing ths second game as Greg Luzinski's homer highlighted a three-run fifth inning. Steve Renko, who went eight innings, picked up his 12th vie- i tory as the Expos downed. Chicago to move within'three- games of first. Renkq helped his own cause with a- two-run double in the-seventh. Mike Marshal) got the save up two runs in the ninth. Lob-lan Field Hockey Northern Lebanon at Cocalico (4:00), WEDNESDAY L«b'lan Soccer league) BizabetMown at Cedar Crest (4:15). leb-lcm Reid Hock«y Ephrata at Ubanon (4.00). Cedar Crest at Bizabethom (400). . YqH»y Midge! Soccar League* Sdiaeffefrtown at Lebanon. Richland at Harmbuig. Hcrshey Jt Jonestown. CQM at My erst own. PHILADELPHIA (UPI) Billy Walik is looking for a job today. The former Villanova star was waived Monday along with seven others as the Philadelphia Eagles reached the current mandatory 44-player limit. Head coach Mike McCormack said Walik, a four-year veteran, was waived at this juncture "to give him a chance to get a job." He said Walik, a wide receiver and kick return specialist, "feli into the category of an extra specialist." He said rookies Stan Davis and Bob Picard gave the team more flexibility at the wid e r ecei ver positi on. In three seasons, Walik averaged 25.9 yards on 67 kickoff returns and 4.7 yards on 132 punt returns. Last season he caught 15 passes. The other players cut were linebackers Ralph Tiner, Claude Harvey and Billy Mantooth, defensive tackle Carl Taibi, defensive back Pat Gibbs, guard Roy Kirksey and offensive tackle Richard Stevens was waived injured. McCormack said Stevens' status is still doubtful. He was injured in last week's loss to the New York Giants. Kirksey, obtained last week from the New York Jels, failed to pass the team's physical. Stratton Acquired . SAN DIEGO (UPI) - The San Diego Chargers have acquired linebacker Mike Stratton, a 12-year veteran, from the Buffalo Bills for an undisclosed future draft choice. Smith, Evert Top Hopes In U.S. Open Tennis Play FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (UPI) — Without Billie Jean King and Hie Nastase— the two 1972 champions—the U.S. Open tennis championships resumed today with Stan Smith America's No. 1 hope in the men's division and Chris Evert squarely on the spot to win her first major title. Smith, who has dropped only one set in the tournament thus far, was slated to meet Seattle's Tom Gorman, while Miss Evert, by a strange quirk in scheduling, had the uay off before her quarter-final clash withRosie Casals. For Rosie, Monday had been a traumatic day. Her great friend Billie Jean had fallen, as much or more to the heat and humidity than to the play of Julie Heldman, while Rosie bad waltzed through that same horrendous weathe'- to wipe out Kris Kemmer of Los Angeles, 6-3,6-4. Monday Was A Disaster For Mrs. King, Monday was a disaster. She had all but toyed with Miss Heldman in a 6-3 First set, and ran off the first three games of the second Buck Has Become King With Tennis, Too FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (UPI) —I turned my back on tennis five minutes and it played a dirty trick on me. This utterly delightful sport, which was supposed to have been so beautiful, so pure, so virginal, sashayed out in the street and brazenly prostituted itself. It sold out. For what? For money, what else? "As with every other sport, the buck is king," says Gene Scott. "Ifs.just taken tennis a' little longer to get around to it, that's all." Gene Scott is what you might call a tennis jack-of-all trades. He's a former Davis Cupper, National 'men's 35-year-old champ, president of the Eastern Lawn Tennis Association and legal counsel of the U.S. Open now in progress here at th e West Side Tennis Club. When he^ays^whathe does, he's not necessarily indicting fiie game of tennis, he's merely saying it has followed the lead of all the other sports in the world. The turning point of course was 1968 when "Open" tennis came into being. Open turned out to be the perfect word because it signified a period in tennis when, they took all the money from under the table and put it up on top so everybody could see it for the first time. With the money came the various power groups. There's the ATP, WTA, WCT and WTT not to mention the ILTF and USLTA. If you ask the average guy in the street what any of those initials stand for, he figures they're some way connected with the WCTU or maybe the DAR. For years, all that the winners here ever received were silver trophies. Now the men's singles champ will go home with 25 big ones, and the women's titlist will get the same. Some people used to consider this place, the West Side Ten- VFKHK&^^ § Sfwtfo PARADE •• X nis Club, the Wimbledon of U.S. tennis. Some even thought it was the shrine. All that atmosphere is gone now. Instead, the dollar is in clear evidence everywhere. The very odor of the buck practically permeates the place It hits you from the minute you walk into the main gate, and when you consider that tennis once was supposed to be a game played exclusively for * the sport and enjoyment of it, the out-and-out commercialization is a bit stomach-turning. !y MILTON RICHMAN | :^^^^;«^W^A::W^:i%%W^-«r5«:?^ At least that's the effect it has on me, and since a number of others have told me the same thing, I gather I am not alone. You come in the game and there's a booth with two nice young ladies trying to get you to sign up for theMontego Bay Racquet Club in Jamaica. All rooms air-conditioned. Suites run from $90 a day to $120. Okay, you don't want to go to Jamaica, then you can join the .Wall Street Racquet Club where for members' convenience each court is equipped with a telephone. You walk some more and there's another bpoth. This one is pushing California Products Plexipave Realite. Whadd'ya mean yon never heard of it? "The product we sell is the acrylic 'colon-Ln-depth 1 surfacing technique you'Jl find on some of the best courts," claims a saleslady. At another booth only a few feet away, you can get the "official" camera of the tournament Outside the press tent there Ls a blood red 1974 Mustane II 'Ghia with a white top and a sign which says: "This Mustang H will" be glvji to the men's singles champion. Compliments of the Ford Division." Less than three feet away .stands another car, a white one, and it has its own sign which says: '"Virginia Slims, in tribute to" all women pTSyers, will match the car given to the winner of the men's singles by giving this Mustang II Ghia to the winner of the women's singles." All this commercialization has produced a notable side effect among both the players and patrons here, a sort of breaking down of previous standards. , , . . , , I was watching a singles match on one of the side courts, and if the player had said the same thing 10 years' ago that he said Monday, he would've found himself outside the back door. The cumulative results for tennis is not good, to my way of thinking. It hurts the game rather than enhancing tennis, I think it cheapens it. Speaking specifically for the commercializing aspect, Gene Scott says: . "The whole thing is a little bit like a whirlwind. You have' a super-abundance of activity, and a lot of confusion with it." i Confusion describes the; situation well enough. Another word is greed. I turn my back on tennis for five minutes anditwentoutin- to the street set, but then it began to come apart at the seams. Julie won a game. It was 3-1. Billie went to 4-1, and then Julie raced through five straight fortheset at (H and opened the third for six straight and a i-0 lead. The heat was pressing the defending champion now, but Mrs. King hung in there for that one last time. The 27-year- old Miss Heldman broke her for a 3-1 edge, and it was Billie's service. Mrs. King was now wandering around the court, not chasing her opponent's returns. She was in a daze, and between points Miss Heldman asked if she were alright. "I feel like I'm going to faint," Billie Jean replied, and promptly lost the game to trail, 4-1. As they changed sides, Miss Heldman, a stickler for rules, noted that time was passing, and that rules stress only one minute of respite is permitted.- She asked the umpire if the time was up. If it was, then, she said, "if she wants to retire she has to now." Billie, her dreams of adding a fifth Forest Hills title to the five Wimbledon crowns she now holds, gazed through the haze and said: "If you want it that bad, you can have it." She May Have Collapsed Dr. Daniei Manfredi, the West Side Tennis Club physician, examined Billie and said it was just as well she had retired, for she may have "collapsed" on the court He said the 23-year-oW champion had been taking medication for a virus condition and that could have contributed to her inability to stand the ferocious 96 degree temperature and high humidity. Ken Rosewall, 38, continued (Continued On Page IS)

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