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Santa Clare slipt fa third UCLA gets unanimous vote as nation's fop cage team NEW YORK (UPIl-Coadilteam in the naliod, reeeSi-edtrankiiigJ. T*e Tar Beds. Mrbo Steve BeUco <rf Oregon probably juaaiiiiaous support again today :slip|>ed to tUrd la* week after to Sontli Carolina, troonced Hie Otadd 106^. over the weekend to reclaim the put it best with his tonsue-in- as the top-ranked team in the i a cheek remark that "UCLA is I2tb v-eddy United Press the best expansion team I've InteniMional ratings. ^ . „ . seen in a long time." ^ Membere of the UPI Coad>es runnerup tpi* ahead ol SaoU Beiko made the comment Rating Board apparently share Clara, caiiier in the season when the the view that the Bruins are as; Santa Clara, handed its first Bruins demolished the Ducks S3- strong or stronger than the newjioss of the season by San Jose 64 and he got another reminder teams in the pro circuits as sute. slipped to third. The of UCL.i's pon-er last Saturday they gave Coach John Wooden's Broncos, leaders of the West night as the Bruins beat Oregon charges a perfect score of 330 Coast Athletic Conference, boast 91-66. points. ;a 22-1 record. The Saturday win over the North Carolina, anxious for Ducks pushed UCLA's season another crack at UCLA in the record to 22-0 and the Brums. NCAA champkmsbips, regained now the only major unbeaten the No. 2 positicm in the SPORTS Expansion in northwest Evergreen conference invites five sciiools NIT basketball fourney hopes f o draw big names NEW YORK fUPI)_The National Invitation "Tooniament 'NIT), hoping the idea of not hating to play machme-like UCLA and Lew Alcindor would attract some of the finals and avoiging a loss to the Bruins m the title game of the Holiday Festival Tournament two months ago. If SL John's followed form, it better ^ouW leave ninth-ranked Villan-'neld LaSalle, nearing the end of an excdlent season under rookie Coach Tom Gola, climbed to Jio. 4-bi^test laaking of the seaon for the Exptorers who are barred from post-seasoo touraament emnpetitkm because of an NCAA rules infraction which resulted in the Philadelphia school being idaced on two years probation. DavidsoD (22-2) was voted the No. 5 poation while Kentucky, hoping to make the NCAA championships to be {dayed next month in Louisville, Ky., SEATTLE (UPD—The fonr- team Evergreen Conference has linvited five other schools to join it in athletic competitkm. Issued invitations following a conference meeting Monday were Seattle Pacific, Simon Eraser UnivwsHy, Puget Sound, Portland State and Southern Oregon. Presently making up file league are Central Washington, Eastern Wadiington, Western Washington and Whitwortb. Evergreen Conference President Adrian Beamer said flie league's structure and some of its rules were changed to make it easier for the five teams to join. the conference. Beamer said the sdiools were asked to decide whether or net to accept the invitatk>ns by the spring meeting of the conference eaiiy in May. The University of Puget Sound in Taeoma was an Evergreen Conference memberi through 1967. AH the invited teams are now tadependents except Soothem Oregon in Ashland, which belongs to the Playersg owners settle pension plan dispute T -Knbtoplqf M •-- inmliJil neCOKS iinavfiii in QF piajfoff Yucapa Btgh TlinndaWrds. tuuueiaup in the Desert VaUey League, travel to meet Needles High tonight in the opeBiBgi Rwnd a< the CIF AA playcffi.| Needles Mustangs are the 0| champions U the Chaparral league. | The YaeaJpa vs. Needka winner win meet at El Centro Fri-; day mght Coach Kent Hayden's'wiU be submitted to the T-Birds are making it an aonu- members of the players associa- al habit to gain tiie idayoffs.jtion and the clubs for ratifica- Radlands Doily Facts Tuasdor, Feb. 25, 1969 - 9 NEW YORK (OTI)—Itie major league players and owners setUed their dispute over tiie funding of the penskm idan today when the owners a^eed to coatribate $5.45 million per year on a three-year agreemeat to the-plan, and reduce the quali^rmg limit from five to| four years. Tbe recommended agreement Oregon CoDegiate Conference. Simon Eraser, in Bnnaby, Briti^ Columbia, would give the league an intematunal flavor. Beamo- said the five hivited schools were the only ones Ohe of the changes will allow [which had expressed interest in independent college baskett )allovrT2W including a win over'^"PP's WiWcats, hokiing the teams, began doling out inviu- the Redinen) as the logical positions in the top 10 all v„ e /-^^.i. schoob to belong without fieWing a football team. Other at tions today to its annual post- choice to snap up the NTTs season classic. first bki for the tourney which UCLA and Alcindor, losers of begins March 13 and ends with only one game in three years, the championship game on the are ticketed ior the National' Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tourney as diampions of the Pacific Eight Conference. TTie NITs 16 berths were available to independent teams looking for the "easy way out.' those not invited to the NCAA event, and various conference runners-up. The NTT bapeA to nab eighth- ranked SL John's, the top rank ed ind^>endent with a 2^3 rec- aftemoon' of March 22 Madison Square Garden. Tenfli ranked Duquesne (17-3) and IStfa-ranked Boston College (18-3) also figured high on the NITs guest list and BC, with coach Bob Cousy retiring at the end of the season, was reported leaning toward the NTT. With the natiffli's IS major conference champkms automa- _ _ tic entrants in the NCAA event, irf. HoWer .'the B«5iSS[vierei|!^ NIT "lo <loubt, will spice its pracUcally assured an NCAA,with the ruimersupm the bid and figured to grab it in I Co^- Missouri VaUey. season long, have 17-3 record. Purdue; the best bet win in (he Big Ten crown, was ranked No. 7 wbOe St John's of New! York, waiting for m txpititA at-large berth in tte NCAA playoffs, heU tiie No. 8 position. Roundmg out the top 10 were a pair of Pennsylvania adMxds— Villannra (No.9) and Duquesne (No. 10). hopes of meeting UCLA in the ABA can e»st witbout Lew, player says LOS ANGELES (UPI)-The American Basketball Association doesn't need Lew Alcindor to survive, a member of the Los Angeles Stars fold the weekly meeting of the Southland Southeastou, Big Eight and Western Athletic Conferences, i Eilier second-ranked North Carolina (21-2) or 12th-ranked South Carolina (19-3) figured as the ACC runner-up. However, that team won't be decided until the completion of the annual ACC post-season tourney March 8. Dayton (18-6). the defending NIT champion, could be back to defend its crown along with Marquette (19-4), Notre Dame (18-5), New Mexico State (21-3), Colorado State (15-4) and Seattle (18-7). basketball writers Monday. George Lehmann, wiio was on the roster of the National Basketball Associaticm Atlanta Hawks when the season began, said be could not "see how one person, even Alcindor, can be the salvation of any league." The Stars player was with the! Hawks last season. j Heavy snows peril Worid Cup ski race SQUAW VALLEY, Calif. 'The big question up to now; (UPI)—Snow, of all things. has been whether the ABA might, fold," Lehmann said. "But it's not going to fold. It's here to stay." He pointed out that there were many veteran players in the NBA while the second-year ABA was using younger talent "There's got to be a place for two leagues," Lehmann szii. Larry Miller of the Stars was chosen professional player of the week by the .Alcindor, the giant today periled the International World Cup races scheduled this weekend at this hi^-Sierra site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Snow depths of 30 to 40 feet forced officials to move Hiurs- day's (Hiening event—the men's downhill—from Squaw Peak and Siberia Bowl to the runs on I peak KT-22. Heavy snows also ' buffeted the region Monday and _ officials were considering mov- writers.iing the competib'on to another UCLA ^ site if the storm continues center, was picked as university division player while Sam ' unabated. Urgent requests for trail Robinson, Long Beach State's!packers were issued by Squaw sensatiemal forward, was picked j Valley officials. Persons helping as the college division player.) to pack the rare courses will be — ; paid $2 per hour and given free I Uft tickets. NBA standings O'Malley sqys let negotiators do tlieir job VERO BEACH, FTa. (UPI)Ma jor league club owners should withhoki their comments on a threatened players' boycott, Los Angeles Dodgers owner Walter O'Malley says. "We have skillful men negotiating for each side and we should let them do their jobs," he said at the Dodgers' spring training camp Bfonday. O'Malley said he was "tremendously concerned" about the situation. "This is an important year for the Dodgers," he explained. "It concerns me to see a dub like Atlanta has four of its startmg pitchers in camp and we don't have any." Among the chib's 12 unsigned players are pitchers Don Drysdale, Claude Osteen, Don Sutton and Bill Singer, all starters last season. Three hurlers — Joe Moeller, John Duffie and Pete Mikkelsen —were fined tlooday for missing the ni^t curfew. Each fine was believed to be $100. changes being conskiered m volve financial aid (no athletic scholarships are presently allowed), national affiliation (presently NAIA) and the name of joming the conference. All of them had representatives atj Monday's meeting. Of the league schools. Whitworth is in Spokane, Eastern in Cheney, Central in Ellensbarg and Western in Bellingham Two Cougars end careers together after 10 yeors By United Pivw International Ted Wlerman and Lenny Allen have played basketball together for the past 10 seasons and they seMom faave been losers. So it was only fittmg that the seniors closed the home season of the Washington SUte Cougars in a blaze of glory Monday night Wierman, a 6-9 center, tallied 22 points and Allen, a 5-9 guard, added 18 to hdp the Cougars down California 84-66 in the Pacific Eight Conference. Meanwhile across the state at Seattle, Washington outscored Stanford 24-3 over the final nine minutes to emerge with an easy 68-45 Pacific Eight victory. The win left Washington State (8-3) in second place in the conference bdiind unbeaten UCLA (104)). Washington improved its conference mark to AF women vie in golf tournament Baltimore Philadelphia New York Boston Cincinnati Detroit .Milwaukee East W. 49 44 44 39 34 28 21 Pet. 68 .742 ... .en 4% .647 6 .600 9<A .51515 .382 24 .318 28 The annual Funship tournament between Mareh AFB and Norton AFB women golfers was squeezed in between rain showers recently. The successfiil competition was organized by Erleen Schlapper of Redlands. The two teams tied and a playoff will be bdd at a fiiture date. Among the IS low net score for Norton were Opal McClanhan, Ann Berry, Pat Campell, Dee IFojtik, and Erleen Schlapper (rfi More than 130 skiers from ISjRedjands ffiif!.^l!"..^"?.'*ff:.*!f^!?'! Along with the touniey a low competition was held. Whitey Urban won tte first (light with Ann Berry second night and today at this resort I p„tt Tbey include Karl Schranz and' Gertrude Gabl of Austria. Sduianz is comfortably leadmg the men's competition with 75 points while Miss G^l the women's division. France and Austria lead in and Dottie Boyce third. Betty Anderson and Bev Frazer won the second flight with : Marge O'Brien and Elaine Empey tied for second. Mae Lay West W. 43 42 32 28 27 25 14 World Cup points foUowed byi^on the thffd flight with Ann Pet. .642 .509 2 .471 UVJ J6S laa .209 29 Los .Angeles AUanta San Francisco San Diego Chicago Seattle Phoenix Mondtr-t Results Baltimore 123 Detrmt U9 Cliicago 119 San Fran. 108 (Only games scheduled) TuMday's Game* San Diego at Milwaukee I%oenix vs. Boston at NY Atlanta at New York Sesttle at Los Angeles Philaddpbia at Cincinnati Chicago at San Francisco (Only games scheikiled) Golf pro Hftt \tiie United SUtes. GB; Kiki Cutter of Bend, Ore., is ... i the top U.S. women's competi- j tor, ranking fifth in World Cap points, ae will be given an .424 l4V4f assist from U.S. skiers Marilyn .403 16 i and Barbara Codiran, Karen Budge and Cathy Nagle. Leading the U.S. men will be Siuder Sabich, 12tii in World Cup standings with 46 points, Bruce Edd and Rick Chaffee. Ottier foreign ^ers sdieduled to compete in the international slak>m and downhill are Henri DuviUard and Alam Penz of France, Jean-Danid Daetwyler of Switzerland and Rosi Mitter- maier of Germany. •nie 36-fate ladies downhill win be run Friday. Blen's and women's slaloms will be Saturday with each competitor making two runs. CULVER CITY (UPI) — Hany Bassler, head'golf pro at the Foot HiUs Cbootiy Ctab here the past 27 yeoss. died Monday. He was SB. Bas^ was past pccsideBt of the Souaieni CalifofBia PGA. He was a former winner of the Souiheni C^fonia PGA and! the SoodMtn CaUfnaU Open tournaments. MAMMOTH nmv NEW TOBK (UPIMtitid aulHyiat wffl be -fut the fidda for the fioalt af I [the jam IC4A iadoiir bade' dumpioadns hve Kuieh S. Aj total of 1,2» alUetet from ecdieces have beat Oeveling second and Pat Stitdy third. Lakers to host Seattle tonight at Forum INGLEWOOD (UPI) The Los Angeles Lakers, «1io didn't Iwlher to play much defense in thcdr last s^rt host the Seattle Supersonics at the Forum tonight and a loss could slice their Western Division lead to one game. The Lakers have lost th^ last three games, bowing to the PhUadelphia 76ers 125-121 at home Simday night It was their fifth loss in six cmttests with the 76ers this season. SeatUe edged ^e Boston Cdtics 118-U6 the same night While Los Angdes takes onl the Sonics, second-place Atlanta is at New York. The Lakers have dropped four of thdr last five encounters and Wilt Cbamberhin was in an unhappy mood after Sunday night's defeat "I'm getting sick of losing," the giant center said. Los Angdes has one other game this week. It is at home against Phoenix Friday ni^t Jerry West who has missed the Lakers' last tight games with a pulled hamstring muscle, is expected to return to the lineup tonight but figures to be used sparingly. In the absence of the talented guard, Los Angeles has four. &5. California is 4-7 and Stanford 3-8. Wierman and Allen have played together since junior high schooL They also were members of a state champion-] ship team from Davis High School in Yakima, Wash. Washington SUte steadily lengthened a 40-37 halftime lead in the second half. Califonua never got doser than six points after the t^gars grabbed a 6052 lead midway in the final period. Center Bob Presley bucketed 20 points to pace California. Guard Charlie Johnson had 19. Stanford had pulled to within two points at 4442 at the start of the fourth quarter when the Huskies switched from a man- to-man defense to a tight zone. The Indians were able to score only three points the rest of the way. Forward George Irvine, Washington's top scorer, was sideUned with an ankle spram midway in the second half after scoring 12 points. Center Jay Bond picked up the slack and collected 13 of his 17 pomts after intermission. Stanford's Mai McElwain led all scorers with 19 points. In other games. University of Texas at EI Paso downed Seattle 88-82, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, beat Northern Arizona 87-76, Montana State clung to second place in the Big Sky Conference by topping (k)nzaga 87-66 and Idaho whipped Montana 75-65. The Thundertiiids were second tion but that is expected to be to Hemet's 8-2 matt with a 7-3 only a formality, recnd in DVL play. The players assodaUon also Yucaipa will be led by Steve recommended that all players Trost Scott Humphrey, Rick;report fpr spring training as Waller and Dick Hunt who usually take turns being high pomt men. Waller waa fifth in DVL scoring and Trost was sixth. Humphrey was 10th and Hunt 12. Bandy Chrisiianson is expected to be the fifth starter for the Yucaipa cagers. Terrier tennis team defeats Riverside Poly Redlands High Terrier tennis team turned back visiting Riverside Poly Bears 7-0 in a match Thursday in both varsity and junior varsity itiviaions. Redlanda varsity wimers hi smgjes were John Jiminez, John Rundle, Gerry Byrnes, Gerald Cox and David Roaraberger. DouUes victors were Ridi C^eariiart and Bo St John and Tom FaOows and Bruce Bill- bardt Junior varsity winners were Rick (datura, Neal Mathur, Jim Gaston, Dan Dunkerly, and Richard MilkowskL Doubles, Wayne Pariter and Dave Sorenson and Jon Sto- bau^ and Bill Wilson. soon as they sign their individual contracts. The agreement was reached after a meetmg attended by Marvin Miller, executive director of the idayers association, Jdm Gaherin, council for the j owners, and the player representatives from each of the 24 dubs. The Monday night meeting, which lasted until 3 a.m., followed a presentation of the players' viewpoint by the executive board of the associa­ tion to Federal Mediator Frank Brown. Hie owners rejected Brown's mvitation to be repre- sotted at the meeting. More than 30 atiitional players of regular aid roster status arrived in spring traming Monday as the threatened general boycott by the pbyers continued to show signs of craddng. Fourteen dubs reported new agnings or arrivals m camp although the regulars of the world champion Detroit Tigers were all absent from camp and Mickey Mantle, the Yankees' $100,00(Ka-year star, said he will honor the boycott Among the prominent players who continued to honor the boycott are Jim Lonborg, Dick Ellsworth, Ray Colp, Jose Santiago and Lee Stange of Uie Red Sox; Jim Fregosi, Bobby Enoop. Rick Rdchantt. Bob Rodgers, Tom Satiiano, Vie DavalHlo and Jay Johnstone of the Angels; Rusty Staub, Maury Wills and Jim Grant of the Expos; Don Drysdale, Claude Osteen, Don Sutton and BiH Singer of the Dodgers and Joe Torre of the Braves. Maravich leads picks in 5.E. conference Kings tie Horth Stars in final ninutes ABA standings Miami Minnesota Kentucky Indiana New York East W. 32 31 28 31 16 Pet. GB .561 .534 VA .509 3 .492 4 .286 15V^ W. 45 34 30 27 24 18 Oakland Denver New Orleans Dallas Los Angdes Houston Monday's Resuitt Dallas 128 Oakland 117 Miami 128 Houston 114 (Only games scheduled) Tuesday's Garnet Oakland at New York New Orleans at Denver won Miami at Indiana (Only games sdieduled) Pet. GB .789 J8611V6 .508 16 .482 17% .42121 .3a26V4 INGLEWOOD, Calif. (UPI)At 6-fbot-3, Cesare Maniago presents a pretty tough picture in the Minnesota North Stars' goal He was particulariy rough on the Los Angdes Kings last season when he shut them out three times. Maniago neariy had his first shutout of the season against Los Angdes Monday but ike smaUest King of them all, Howie Menard, spoUed U for him. With 1:09 left the 5-foot-7, 160-pound center took the puck away from the sprawled Mmne- scta goalie and tapped it m to give his dub a 1-1 tie. Maniago fell on the puck 10 feet m front of the net after a shot by defenseman BiU White. But the pudc slipped under his I&nky body and Menard just managed to get his stidc on it to guide it into the open net The Kings, who host the Boston Bruins Wednesday night and the North Stars now have played seven games. Blinnesota has won four, Los Angdes one and two have ended in ties. Danny Grant, the North Stars' sensational rookie, scored his 2601 ^Ml of the season with only six seconds remainmg m the second period. It was his fiftii goal in his team's last three games. Grant 22, knocked in a rebound of a shot by Danny O'Shea. The Minnesota score came with Kings deftenseman Larry Cahan in the penalty box. Mam'ago, who had six shutouts a year ago but only one ATLANTA (UPI)—The class of "70, paced by point-a-mmute "Pistd Pete" Maravich, dominate the 1969 United Press Interna tiooal All-Southeastern Conference basketball team. Names with the record-setting Maravich to (he UPI team announced today were feUow rq)eaters Neal Walk of Florida and Tom Hagan of Vanderinlti and last year second-teamers Dan Isd of Kentudcy and Bob Liaihard of Georgia. The team was sdected by baSoting by newspaper, radio and television sports editors from throughout the Southeast Kentucky's Mike Casey, the other non-senior on last year's first team, slipped to the second team this time where he was joined by Tennessee's Bill Justus, second team last year too. Kentucky's Mike Pratt, Auburn's John Mengdt and Georgia's Jerry EpUng. Walk, Hagan and Justus are the only seniors on this year's 10 -num squad and Mengelt to the 00^ sophomore. Maravich, highest two'year scorer in NCAA Ustoiy, was the lone unammous choke to tha UPI team. The lioui^ana State star moved into the No. 1 position for two-year scoring ttiis past wedend when be climbed to 2,104 pomts—nine more than Elvin Hayes* prestigious record — with four games left to play. Making up this year's third team were Gary Elliott ol Al^ma. Bill Hann of Tennes* see, Andy Owens of Florida. Bobby Croft of Tennessee and Manud Washington of Mlsas- sippi State. The 1969 UPI AU-SEC first team averages 6-foot-7Va in hdgiit and, thanks to the big boost from "Pistol Pete," is averaging 27.8 ppg-^aldng it the biggest and highest scoring top five in the SEC's 37-year history. St. John's may get bid to NCAA as independent KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI)Eighth-ranked St. John's of New Yoric was expected today to accept the first of 10 at-large mvitations to compete in the 3l5t anmial National (>>llegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball diampionsfaips. Fifteen conference champions automatically qualify. The Redmen (20-3) are one of several independent powers being considered for (he three at-large berths in the Eastern bracket Other leading contenders in the East were ninth- ranked Villanova (194), lOlh ranked Duquesne (17-3) and 18th- Mrs.Dart»en loses match incomebacJK this season, had 32 saves to 30: for (jerry Desjardins, Kings' rookie goalkeeper. Co/ Griffith invites players to learn facts Owning a ball club has its problems Lover given top seed INGLEWOOD (UPI) —| Rod Law, the t«d-haiied Australian tennis marvd, was seeded first today in flie se(xnd annnal Los Anodes Inviiatiand. ne professional tennis tour- naaient opens Monday at the fVmoi. The nei^ three seeds, inl rder, wcrc Taay Roche. Kenj Bosewall and John Newcoobe, dso from Anstralia. DeCendiBK diawnwa of (he |a».«W Inmey is Pandwl Gonzales. By MIL-rON RICHMAN UPI Spans Writer NEW YORK (UPI)-CaI Griffith has extended a cordial invitation to his ballplayen. He wants 'em to know it's a blanket mvite for one and alL His door is open, he says, and his Minnesota players are mvited to come in at Uieir convenience and bear a'jout all the joys of owning a ball dub. The Twins' owner has tried tdlmg some of his idayers about a few of these joys before, pleasant little details they oooldnt possibly know until fliey get to be some day themsdves, but thdr reaction has dways been the same so far. Silence. Dead sOenee. "Biey dont say a damn Unng," Griffith dedaics. "ney're not the least btt interested and cooktat less." Spealdoc from the T»ins' trwiiK' qnrters in Oriando, na.. whm he put in a buqr day Monday atsriac iBfiddenj Ron Oarfc and Rick Benick, watching the workout under new manager Billy Martin when he could, and tending other dub business in his office, Griffith talked about some of the delights of ownra^p, some of which players never seem understand. players' meal money also went up from $8 a day to $12 and the to tell me that; I can tell them. Most people don't know that if so-called 'Murphy Money' we I we sign a boy to a contract and give 'em in spring training went;agree to pay his way through up from $25 a week to $40. On top of all that I had the second highest payroll in the American to'League last year." Griffith actually qualifies as' college we still have to pay his tuition even if he turns around and tells us he has decided not to play after he signs. We paid OAKLAND, Calif. (UPD- England's Ann Haydon-Jones spoiled the comeback of former amateur tennis queen Althea Gibson Darben Monday night at the Pro Invitational tournament in the Coliseum Arena. Mrs. Darben had trouble returning service as she fell in straight sets 6-2, 7-5. "I was reasonably well pleased with my game," the 41- J^' year-old Mrs. Darben comment' ed after the match. "My serves were good and the voUey was fairly strong. I just couldn't handle the service returns. In oUter action, fiery veteran Pancho Gonzales put on a wild show as he lost to stylish Ken RosewaU 4^. 6-3, 11-9. Angered by too much talk on the skldines and a couple of close calls against him, (Gonzales tossed his racquet off the playing surface and also spilled a cup of water on an official. The night's major upset occurred when Jon Newcombe. fourth seeded, was upset by Marty Riessen 6-2, 7-5. rated Boston College (18-3). Other mdependent teams believed under consideration were: East—Holy Cross, New York University and Rutgers. Mideast—Dayton, Marquette and Notre Dame. Midwest—Houston, Okldioma City, Colorado State, Lamar Tech, Trinity of Texas and West Texas State. West—New Mexico State, SeatUe and Long Beach State. Under a fiiU, 2S-team hradtet. nine first-round games are scheduled at five different March 8 with the winners advancing to thie four regkmals -East, Mideast Midwest and West^Marcfa 13 on IS. The finals are scheduled for March 20 and 22 at the University of Louisville. Defending champion UCLA, led by All-America Lew Alcindor, is shooting for an unprecedented third consecutive NCAA baskethaU title and its fourth in the last five years under Coadi Johnny Wooden. The Bruins, by winning the Pacific Eight are one of seven conference diampions who draw first-round byes into the region- als. Others are from tha AUantic Coast Southeastern, Big Ten, Jlissouri Valley, Big Eight and West Coast confer, ences. Joining Rosewall and Riessen "There are hundreds of things I the last of a vanishing breed. $50,000 for coUege educations, in Uie mens semi-finals wiU be players don't realize about running a ball club," said Griffith. "They don't realize'ience them because they don't want to. For example, I don't thmk idayers take into account tliat when you operate a Class A dub, you pay 100 per cent of all the idayers' salaries on that dub. We operate sx Class A dubs. We also pay all salaries over $150 a month for our class Double A dubs and all salaries over $tOO a month in Tripla A." The Minnesota prexy then got around to a few rontme expenses. "We travd in chvtered jets everywhere we go except •e we between Wasiangton and Balii- more," he said, ntening to the ball dub. "That cost akne went up $35,000 last year. Thel He's the ody owner left with any professkmal playing exper- unless you count such feUows as Ted Wlliams who, technically anyway, rates as part owner. During tiie late '30 's and early '40's, Griffith played with Charlotte in the Piedmont League. "Only when somebody got hurt though." he says, "I more or less ran the club by myself. I was president and manager and thurd base coach. Anytime somebody got hurt, I also was a player." For doing aU tins Cal Griffith received the priaedy sum of $5,000 a year or $100 a week. •1 know, I know. tbeyH tdl you times have ehanfcd now," says Griffith. "They dont hovaj bst year. It cost us another $15,000 for transportation d Tony Roche and Rod Laver, Uie top-seed, who dn^ped a set to those boys who had to do > Dennis Ralston before taking a reserve,duty on wedcends. De^ite the present impasse between the layers and owners, there's a sure way you can get a laugh out of Uie Twins' boss. Simply ask him If any player he dedt with ever has volunteered to take a cut since he began signing them more QMB 20 years aga. "Absotatdy never." be says. Nor does be expect any ever win in his natord fifdime. Be wodd like an his playen to know, however, that that invitatkn of bis stm stands. Tbe me to come in and bear all about the joys of owmng a bdi ehib. Griff doesnt imagine he's gdng to be boiried over in the rush. 2-6, fr3, 6-2 verdict Laver and feUow aussie Roy Emerson took G<mzales and Ray Moore in doubles by a 6-3, 6-3 count 12 missing from Padres training camp YUJU, Ariz. (UPI) — Although Buzzy Bavasi says 31 of the 35 players on the roster have signed contracts or intend to sign. 12 were missing from tiie San Diego Padres' training camp today. Tbey included pitchers Dick KeUey. Billy McCool and AI McBean, infieklers Ed Spiezio and Roberto Pena and, outfielders Tony Gonzales and Ron Davis. Kdly, McCool and ^iezio said last vreek they won't report tmtil after the major league players' penski^ dispute is settied. The camp opened Friday. SELL IT TOMORROW WiUi kiw-cost Clasdfied Ads PRO SHOP OPEN NIGHTS 7 to 9-JO OpM WMkMdi by AppoirtiMrt EMPIRE BOWL t40 W. CdtM A««. 7fl.2S2S

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