Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on June 19, 1974 · Page 12
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Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 12

Carroll, Iowa
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Wednesday, June 19, 1974
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United S is Pacific Track Club By DAN BERGER AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) -The United States will be favored to beat the Soviet Union when the two nations collide next month in a major dual track and field meet but right now Tom Jennings wields the balance of power. Jennings' Pacific Coast Club has just 22 members but it includes two defending AAU champions, three world record holders, an American record holder and a host of world leaders this year. Only 12 PCC athletes are entered in this weekend's national AAU track and field meet at UCLA. Since the top two in each event qualify to meet the Russians July 5-6 at Durham, N.C., all PCC people figure to be on the U.S. team. "We won't compete against the Russians unless they lift the travel permit restrictions against us and all other Americans," Jennings said Tuesday. "This isn't a communist country and they can't force us to do anything." The PCC plans to compete in Europe this summer. But to do so, each athlete needs a travel permit. The AAU, however, has a rule that prohibits Americans from competing overseas Times Herald, Carroll, la. « f* Wednesday, June 19, 1974 1 2 from June 30 through July"?. An AAU official said it was to ensure that Americans wouldn't make other commitments and thus be available to represent their country. "That's fine," said Jennings. "I understand why the rule exists, but if they lift the restrictions, then we will compete in Durham. It's as simple as that. What I object to is the coercion, and so does every one of my athletes." During the eight-day freeze the PCC will miss only one meet, "but it's the biggest meet of the year," says Jennings— the DN Galan Games in Stockholm July 1-2. If the travel permit restrictions are lifted on Jennings' people, those who place first or second in the AAU meet plan to.: —Travel to Europe imme- jdiately after the AAU meet for a June 25 competition in Paris, June 26-27 at Helsinki and June 28 at Vaasteras, Sweden; on to Stockholm for the Galan Games; fly back to Durham for the July 5-6 Soviet-American dual meet; back to Europe for the rest of Jennings' tour. Possibility of Merger Bet ween NBA and ABA Leagues is Highly Unlikely Major Leagues NEW YORK (AP) - The possibility of merger between the National and American Basketball Associations apparently has been run into a temporary roadblock and both leagues again will operate as separate entities next season. The NBA Board of Governors was scheduled to vote today or Thursday on the merger issue— after trying to choose between Los Angeles lawyers Alan I. Rothenberg and Henry J. Steinman Jr. to succeed the retiring J. Walter Kennedy as commissioner. A vote of 14 members of the 18-man board was necessary for passage in both matters. But an ABA owner, preparing for his league's meetings in Louisville, Ky. Thursday and Friday—a gathering that Commissioner Mike Storen has said would "give us our starting lineup for next season"—said he didn't think the NBA could get 14 votes for merger. Among those NBA teams reportedly against merger are Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, Milwaukee,FN w OQrleans and Seattle. Kennedy has said he did not expect a merger to be negotiated at the week-long NBA meetings that began Monday. However, it is on the agenda. With a consolidation unlikely, the struggling ABA likely may go with eight teams for th'e 1974-75 season, including New York, Indiana, Kentucky, San Antonio, Denver and Utah. The other franchises would be in Los Angeles and Cincinnati, two cities that did not have ABA teams last season. However, they would be acquiring existing ABA teams, with San Diego moving to Los Angeles and Carolina to Cincinnati. That would mean the demise of the Virginia Squires, already under league receivership, and the Memphis Tarns. Their remaining players then would be distributed among the other eight clubs in a dispersal draft, though George Thompson, the Tarns' leading scorer during the 1974-75 season, already has signed with the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA and Tarns No. 1 forward Wilbert Jones reportedly has been signed by the ABA's Kentucky Colonels. Carolina's move to Cincinnati, however, could pose a problem regarding the team's No. 1 player—forward Billy Cunningham, the league's Most Valuable Player Award winner for the 1972-73 season. He reportedly has a clause in his contract saying he will play for Carolina or Philadelphia of the NBA, from where he jumped in 1972—and no other team. Philadelphia owner Irv Kosloff said recently he was confident Cunningham would be in a Philadelphia uniform next season. American League East Boston Baltimore Cleveland Detroit New York Milwaukee W 36 32 32 32 33 29 L Pet. 27 30 30 30 33 30 .51 .516 .516 .516 .500 .492 GB — 3'/2 svfe 3'/ a 4 1 /-! 5 West Oakland Texas Kansas City Chicago California Minnesota 34 33 31 28 28 25 30 31 30 30 37 35 .531 .516 .508 .483 .431 .417 — 1 Hi! 3 6'* 7 Tuesday's Results Kansas City 7, Milwaukee 0, 1st . Kansas City at Milwaukee o •GIBSON'S COUPON- 3 Lb. Can CRISCO 1503 Reg. $1.63 Without Coupon I. Good at Gibson's Carroll thru Sunday,June 23 With Coupon Si' PRINGLE'S POTATO CHIPS 3 Pack i3'/i-oz. Reg. $1.1 2 Stokely i - otoKeiy van (amps Van Camp PORK& BEANS 16-Oz. BEAN* 27 c OREO SANDWICH COOKIES 19-Oz. 69 GOOD VALUE HALVES ELBERTA PEACHES No. 2'/2 Can Reg. 51 41 € Good Value APPLE SAUCE l p PL€ SAUC5 16-Oz. Reg. 35< 29 NESTEA Reg. $1.35 $107 3-Oz. PURINA DOG CHOW v* PURINA DOG CHOW 50 Lb. Bag •A, GOOD VALUE 2-Lb. Box Reg. $1.25 CHEESE 97 C PREMIUM BACON ^W .^^fe. C OLD HOME DONUTS (Assorted) WAFFLES Prices Good thru SUNDAY, June 23 9-9 Mon. & Fri. 9-6 Saturday 1-6 Sunday 2nd, postponed Chicago 7, Cleveland 3 Baltimore 10, Minnesota 1 Texas 6, Detroit 0 Boston 6, Oakland 1 California 3, New York 0 Wednesday's Games Chicago (Bahnsen 5-7) at Cleveland (Arlin0-0), N Minnesota (Butler 1-1) at Baltimore (McNally 5-5), N Kansas City (Busby 8-6) at Milwaukee (Wright5-8), N Detroit (Coleman 6-7) at Texas (J. Brown6-2), N Boston (Tiant 8-6) at Oakland (Blue 6-6), N New York (Stottlemyre 6-7 or Medich 7-5) at California (Stonemanl-5),N Thursday's Games Chicago at Minnesota, N Baltimore at Milwaukee, N California at Texas, N Kansas City at Oakland, N Only games scheduled National League East Philadelphia 34 30 .531 St. Louis 32 30 .516 1 Montreal Pittsburgh Chicago New York 29 26 25 24 28 34 34 38 .509 .433 .424 .387 l'/2 6 6'/2 9 West Los Angeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Fran San Diego 44 36 37 33 32 28 22 26 27 33 36 .42 .667 .581 .578 .500 .471 .400 — 6 6 11 13 18 Tuesday's Games San Diego 9, Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 2, Los Angeles 0 Houston 1, Philadelphia 0 Montreal 2, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 6, New York 1 St. Louis 3, San Francisco 0 Wednesday's Games Montreal (Torrez 6-4) at Cincinnati (Gullett 7-3) Atlanta (Capra 6-2) at New York (Matlack 5-4) San Diego (Spillner 2-1) at Chicago (Todd 1-0) Los Angeles (Rau 5-2) at Pittsburgh (Ellis3-5), N Houston (Griffin 7-2) at Philadelphia (Lbnborg8-5), N San Francisco (D'Acquisto 4-6) at St. Louis (Gibson 3-7), N Thursday's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago New York at Philadelphia, N Only games scheduled Major Signing by ABA League DENVER (AP) - The ailing American Basketball Association has received a shot in the arm from Bobby Jones, who signed a multiyear contract with the ABA's Denver Rockets. The signing, made official at a news conference Tuesday, is the first involving a major player by the ABA in 1974. Terms of the contract offered the 6-foot-9 North Carolina defensive standout were not disclosed, but the pact is believed to be in excess of $1.5 million for six years. Rumors concerning an impending collapse of the ABA or possible merger of the ABA's stronger teams with the National Basketball Association apparently did not disturb Jones. Acknowledging negotiations with both Denver and the NBA's 1 Houston franchise, Jones said, "I felt I was as secure coming here as at Houston." Jones, a forward who averaged 16.1 points and 9.9 rebounds a game at North Carolina last season. originally was selected by the Carolina Cougars of the ABA in a special 1973 draft. When Denver signed former Carolina General Manager Carl Scheer and Coach Larry Brown on June 3, the Rockets also obtained negotiation rights to Jones in exchange for "future considerations." Houst chose Jones in the first round of this year's NBA draft, but their negotiations ended Saturday night. Ray Patterson, Houston Rockets president and general manager, said his team was withdrawing its contract offer to Jones because the bidding had placed the team in "an untenable position." Denver owner Frank M. Goldberg called the signing "one of the most significant in ABA and Rockets history Jones was a starter on the U.S. Olympic team in 1972, and was named to play in three major post-season all-star games in 1974, including the Coaches East-West contest. Irwin and Palmer Head Classic Field By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Hale Irwin and still-dangerous Arnold Palmer head the elite, invitational field of about 100 players arrayed for the Thursday start in the $170,000 American Golf Classic. "Some of the big names are missing, but we've got the King and the kids," one tournament official said. "We're delighted." The King, of course, is the long-time title applied to the rejuvenated Palmer, who broke a lengthy slump with a solid performance in last week's Open. At 44, Palmer still hopes to gain the one more triumph he needs to tie Ben Hogan for second place on the all-time victory list. The kids are the title-hungry group of young players who have played such a dominant role on the pro tour this season. Among them are Forrest Fezler, runner-up to Irwin in last week's national championship; third-round leader Tom Watson, plus Jerry Heard, Ben Crenshaw, Lanny Wadkins,. John Mahaffey, Tom Kite, Eddie Pearce and Allen Miller. All but Wadkins either have won or finished second this season and Wadkins is trying to regain the form that enabled him to set money-winning records as a rookie and a sophomore in the last two seasons. Other standouts include defending champion Bruce Crampton of Australia; Lou Graham and Bert Yancey, who tied for third in the U.S. Open; host pro Bobby Nichols, winner of the San Diego Open earlier this season; Tom Weiskopf, winner of last year's World Series of Golf on the same course; Australian Open champion J.C. Snead and such 1974 tour title-winners as Rod Curl, Bob Menne, Dave Stockton and Buddy Allin. They can expect little relief from the exceptionally high scoring that marked last week's U.S. Open. The site for the 72-hole test that offers a $34,000 first prize is the long, rambling Firestone Country Club course. SUMMER STORE HOURS 9 - 5 Mon. to Thurs. 9 - 9 Friday 9 - 2 Saturday JEWELRY WESTCATi MAL

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