Steinkamp's Three-Hitter Paces Breda to Midwest Championship BREDA — Freshman Dale Stein k amp tossed a three-hitter and struck out six as St. Bernard's of Breda captured the Midwest Conference Championship here Wednesday night with a 10-0, six inning victory over Jefferson. Steinkamp and Jefferson's Nick Wand were locked up in a scoreless dual for the first three innings. But in the fourth, Breda grabbed a 1-0 lead as Tom Koster walked, stole second and third and came home on a wild throw. The Bobcats didn't do anything in the fifth, but in the sixth, they scored nine runs to wrap up the victory. Steinkamp and first baseman Rob Geier slammed Underprivileged Hit by NFL Strike sorry that the game can't be played, but the cancellation may bring about a quicker settlement of the contract dispute." The 11-day-old strike involves "freedom issues" and the players' demands—63 contract demands in all—that the option clause, the reserve clause and other restrictive rules be wiped from the standard player contract. By The Associated Press The two sides are getting back together again, sort of, but the National Football League players' strike has already claimed its first victims—the underprivileged kids of Chicago. Officials of the NFL Players Association and NFL Management Council agreed Wednesday to try and resume contract negotiations. But a few hours later, the striking players achieved a bitter-tasting goal when the July 26 College All-Star Game, an annual charity affair was cancelled for the first time since its 1934 inception. Chicago Tribune Charities, sponsor of the game which traditionally kicks off the NFL exhibition schedule, said it couldn't finance and plan a game under the prevailing uncertain conditions and decided to cancel the contest. Cooper Rollow, chairman of the charities, said the decision to call off the game—an action which will cost underprivileged Chicago-area youngsters about $200,000—was taken after the players' union failed to give "its full sanction" to the playing of the game. Two days earlier, the collegians, trapped in the middle of the dispute, voted by a slim majority not to play unless the (Continued From Page 6) strike was settled by game day. They would have earned $250 apiece for playing. It'll also cost some NFL players a healthy chunk of dough. Miami's Super Bowl-champion Dolphins, the other team in the game, would have earned about $175,000, with some individual stars getting one-game paychecks upwards of $5,000. At least four Miami veterans had said they would cross their union's picket line to play. It seems pretty clear the cancellation will cost more than money, too. It's likely to -cost the players some public support. Ed Garvey, executive director of the Players' Association, said the union "is back-to-back triples to get Dale Lesle's team going in the sixth for a 2-0 lead. A single by Koster made it 3-0 and a triple by Tim Nieland made it 4-0. After Kevin Nieland and Ken Schettler reached base on errors, Neil Schaefer walked to forced in the fifth run. Another walk by Wand forced in another run and the The striking players' next target would seem to be the July 27 Hall of Fame Game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills at Canton, Ohio. They have achieved their first success in a stated plan to prevent the NFL from staging any exhibition games. Friday's meeting between NFLPA and NFLMC representatives won't actually be a resumption of contract talks. It is, instead, merely a meeting with federal mediator James Scearce to see if there is any basis for reopening negotiations, broken off two weeks ago by Scearce when no progress was being made. Golf No Longer a Laugh for Lee LYTHAM ST. ANNE'S, England (AP) — Golf is no longer a laugh and a lark for happy-go-lucky Lee Trevino. "I'm tired of it," says the garrulous golfer from El Paso, Tex., who brought entertainment to millions with his light approach to a game he played so brilliantly. "Nothing would please me more than to take two years off, "he said. Trevino made his remarks •Curl Economical Too! MOORTONE LATEX HOUSE PAINT For Wood Siding 4 Trim, Masonry & Brick • Smooth, easy brushing • Fade resistant colors • Soap & Water cleanup season. "I'm overpowering courses, especially one like this," he said, referring to the par-71, 6,501-yard Crow Valley Golf Club course. Curl is three-quarters Wintu Indian and did not take up the game until he was 19. The tour was "a hard struggle" until last year, he recalled. "I barely made ends meet until last year," he noted. "But I think that last year was the turning point. And with a lot of hard work I have built from that this year." Curl is the leading money winner entered in this tournament—the 29th stop on the tour, but that's something he doesn't like to talk about. "Every time I hear the press mention who isn't at a tournament it gripes me," he said. "I think it hurts the game—and the sponsoring agencies. "Why not emphasize people like Ed Sneed and build them up. He beat the best in the game last week (at the Milwaukee Open). Instead, we hear that Johnny Miller, Jack Nicklaus, Hubie x Green and others aren't here." Miller, Nicklaus, Green and other leading tour money leaders are competing this week in the British Open. But that's a trip Curl doesn't feel bad about missing—this year anyway. "I don't think my game is ready for the British Open yet," he offered. "By next year it should be. I want to go over there and win, so I want to go when I'm ready." First prize in the Quad Cities Open is $20,000. The 147-man field began play Thursday and the 72-hole tournament runs through Sunday. r. after shooting a 79 in the first round of the British Open—a score that left him 10 strokes off the pace and virtually eliminated him as a title factor. "I missed putt after putt of around three feet," he said. "I three-putted from 15 feet. I just don't like to play any more." Trevino said he used to hit 1,000 balls a day in practice. "I don't hit any now," he said. "I can't stand it." Trevino came here at the last minute to play in the Open and told everybody it was his s t r a t e g y—that he always played better without advance preparation. What he meant to say was he couldn't go through the torture of preliminary practice rounds. Trevino used to regale his friends with tales of how he once played for hamburger money by hitting the ball with a taped-up soda bottle. In recent months, they have noticed a change in Trevino's personality. He became less accessible. Sometimes he would drive a trailer up beside the golf course and never go in a locker room. He fled the course in his spiked shoes. He didn't want to see anybody. What Trevino craves is privacy. "I can't take my wife to a pub for a drink or to a restaurant without being bothered," he said. "I am just sticking my knife and fork into a steak when somebody comes up and asks me if I'm Lee Trevino. "They ask me how Jack Nicklaus' game is. They want to know what's wrong with Arnold Palmer and what I think of young players." Everybody thought Trevino was having a ball when they surrounded him, patted him on his back, bought him a beer and laughed at his jokes. They didn't know he was dying inside. Trevino seems to know what he wants, and now he wants a long rest. He'll probably take it, but he won't leave golf. "Without golf, I'd be a truck driver or a brick layer," says Trevino. "I just need to refresh my interest." Best 2-year-old trotter in 1973 was Starlark Hanover. Boyden Hanover was voted top juvenile pacer. Bobcats ended matters with a two-run single by Steinkamp and a single by Geier. The Rams only threat came in the fifth as Ed Whitver walked to start the inning. Whitver was sacrificed to second and a single by Bill Ganoe put runners at first and third. A walk to Wand loaded the bases, but Steinkamp got Ron All-Stars Stunned by Decision EVANSTON, 111. (AP) Dyche Stadium, the practice field which was headquarters for the College All-Star football team, was a deserted arena today, and the Chicago Tribune Charities were bereft of perhaps $200,000 after Wednesday's unprecedented cancellation of the annual game, which had been scheduled for July 26. The 41st annual College Ail- Star Game became the first casualty of the National Football League Players' Association strike Wednesday when the Tribune canceled the contest against the Super Bowl champion Miami Dolphins. The move came two days after the 47 collegians, in a close vote, decided not to play the game unless it was given some sort of dispensation by the NFL union and club owners. Bill Curry, NFLPA president, told the Tribune his group could not meet this demand after the NFL management indicated the game could be played without affecting negotiations. Most of the All-Stars were stunned when news of the game's cancelation reached them in informal workouts outside Northwestern University's Dyche Stadium late Wednesday afternoon. Many apparently had believed an agreement could be worked out. All-Star Coach John McKay of Southern California Wednesday noon canceled a scheduled mid-afternoon workout, the first since the All-Stars arrived Sunday, apparently forewarned the decision to cancel the game was imminent. Guard Mark Markevich of Times Herald, Carroll, la. v Thursday, July 11, 1974 / Rohovit and Bob Tuhn on strikeouts to end the inning. "It was a great game for as young as we are," said Lesle Thursday morning. "And Danny Nieland played an awful good game for us. He's our shortstop." The Bobcats, now 16-4 on the season, started five freshman. The champions have a doubleheader at Cedar Valley Friday before opening sectional play at 8 p.m. Monday in Carroll against Carroll. Innings: Jefferson 000 000-0 St. Bernard's 000 109-10 Box Score: Jefferson: AB R H BI Ganoe, 3B 3 000 Wand,P .....2 0 1 0 Rohovit, C 3 0 0 0 Tuhn.CF 2 0 1 0 Cuddy, RF 3 000 Blackburn,SS......2 0 0 0 Hall, IB 2 000 Whitver, LF 2 0 1 0 Sorenson, 2B 2 000 Totals 21 0 3 0 Penn State, a San Diego Charger draftee, asked a question on the minds of several players. "I'm very disappointed. But how come a decision to cancel was made so early? Why, if charity is such a worthy cause, couldn't the sponsor let this blow over for a few more days?" According to the sponsoring Tribune Charities, it had picked up the tab for transportation of more than 60 players and coaching staff members, plus room and board for three days, without any assurance of practice until the game or that it would be played. It also provided final expenses, including $75 incidental money per player and return transportation to the All-Stars' homes or pro training camps. The Tribune Charities—NFL contract provides for temporary interruption due to uncontrollable events, including a strike. Tribune Sports Editor Cooper Rollow, president of Tribune Charities, said the contract automatically carries over for next year. Still hanging was the player union promise of $100,000, if the game was canceled, to match half of last season's Tribune Charity receipts of more than $200,000. After the game was canceled, Curry said he did not know where the union would get the money, but that it would be found. Rollow said: "The 41st renewal of the game, which has produced $3.2 million for Chicago's underprivileged children, now is scheduled for 1975." Shortly after the game was canceled, most-All-Stars were en route to their pro club training camps where they face the same union picket lines they elected to honor at Dyche.Sta- dium. ... ISports Glances Large Crowds Spark WFL MILE AWHILE ^ CASE POWER&EQUIP.I $ IT WOULD BE MEAN NOT TO TELL YOU OF THE COUKTIOUS AND RILIABLI SERVICE OF MY HUSBAND IS THE MEANEST MAN 1 KNOW. HE TOOK CADDY FEES OUT OF BABY'S BANK RIGHT WHEN THERE WAS OUST ENOUGH FOP ME TO 6UV . ""/ CASE POWER & EQUIPMENT By The Associated Press It was novelty night in the world of professional football and the gimmick was a bigger hit'than the organizers of the World Football League had expected. At four of five sites for the first football games in the new professional football league, crowds were bigger than originally anticipated—although at no site did the demand exceed the supply of tickets. The WFL gets a sterner test tonight during the telecast of the game between New York and Jacksonville which will provide the armchair fans with a chance to judge the merits or demerits of the infant league. In the first night of WFL activity Wednesday, the Chicago Fire defeated the Houston Texans 17-0, the Florida Blazers edged the Hawaiians 8-7, the Philadelphia Bell trounced the Portland Storm 33-8, the Memphis Southmen beat the Detroit Wheels 34-15 and the Birmingham Americans beat the Southern California Sun 11-7. Birmingham drew the biggest crowd, where the 53,231 fans, long hungry for a football franchise, saw their dream come true and gave the Americans an extended ovation before the game. "I was awed and impressed with the enthusiasm of the Birmingham fans," said league President Gary Davidson who was attending the game. "I was expecting a crowd of perhaps 40,000 and to get a crowd of 53,000 is just wonderful." Philadelphia drew 45,000, al- most 13,000 above what had been expected, but still way short of a sellout in mammouth 102,000-seat John F. Kennedy Stadium. The Chicago Fire drew 42,000 to 55,000-seat Soldier Field, well over its anticipated crowd of 35,000, while Florida drew 18,625 fans to the Tangerine Bowl, which holds 30.000. A crowd of 40,000 is expected for tonight's game in the Gator Bowl between Jacksonville and the Stars. What the fans saw Wednesday ranged from aeriel displays by Philadelphia's King Corcoran, and Chicago's Virgil Carter, who each threw two touchdowns. Even in rolling up its big margin, Philadelphia, according to some observers, appeared well below the standard of the established National Football League and not even as good as the old American Football League in its first season. The Blazers suffered a loss off the playing field Wednesday when they released linebacker Bill Bergey from his WFL commitment, allowing him to be traded from the NFL Cincinnati Bengals to the Philadelphia Eagles. "Bill had not received his July 1 bonus payment from the WFL and Orlando was willing to release its contract with Bergey," said Bengals' Coach Paul Brown, who added the release enabled Bergey to be traded with no strings attached. Softball Tourney Teams can still enter the Willey Girls Softball Tournament, according to Marilyn Tigges. Teams interested should contact Tigges at 792-3989 by July 19th. Entry fee for the tournament is $10 and prizes will be awarded to the top four teams. HR Triumphs HR Cleaners downed the Breda Zekerettes in girls softball Wednesday night at Mount Carmel, 12-10. Sherri Pudenz drove in what proved to be the winning run with a homer and Shirley Eischeid added a triple. Cleone Hermsen was the winning pitcher, while Jo Pudenz took the loss. HR Cleaners' next game is Wednesday, July 17th at Mount Carmeli Little Gus'Wins Little Gus' of Maple River downed Western Inn of Carroll, 4-2, in slow pitch softball Tuesday night. Retiring Denis Menke, veteran utilityman of the National League's Houston Astros, announced he was retiring as a player. Pro Shop Event Marilyn Spindler carded a 31 to take low net handicap honors in the pro shop event Wednesday at the Carroll Country Club. Betty Tharnish was second with a 32. Tharnish-captured top honors in low gross handicap with a 37 and Joan Blohm was next with a 42. For the high handicappers, Marge Stangl and Alberta Wittrock fired 55s for low gross honors. Second went to Linda Provopolus with a 56. Low net went to Stangl with a 30 with Agnes McKone second with a 33. Player Traded.... Linebacker Bill Bergey, free of a World Football League commitment, was traded within the National Football League, going from the Cincinnati Bengals to the Philadelphia Eagles for three future draft choices. Boryla Resigns Vince Boryla, president of the Utah Stars since 1970, announced his resignation as chief operating officer of the American Basketball Association team. All's Last Fight Muhammad Ali says his Sept. 23 bout in Zaire with heavyweight champion George Foreman will be his last fight. The Louisville Courier- Journal, in a copyrighted story in its Thursday editions, gives as Ali's main reasons for quitting his desire to retire as a champ, his age and his religion. "This is my last fight," Ali said. The last, win or lose? "Yup. But I ain't gonna lose." Six weeks ago in Louisville, Ali said he would fight after the Foreman bout. But in interviews at his training camp here over the past three days, the newspaper said, Ali repeatedly stressed his decision to quit after the September fight. Renewals Down The Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League say season ticket renewals are down about 10 per cent. The Cowboys sold 33,476 season tickets last year, but are currently in the 28,000 range. Offered Contract Center Gregg Sheppard of the Boston Bruins has been offered a contract to jump the National Hockey League club to the New England Whalers of the World Hockey Association, according to his attorney. Bob Woolf, who handles contract negotiations for numerous professional athletes, confirmed Wednesday that the Whalers, now based in Hartford, Conn., have offered Sheppard a $125,000 contract. His contract with the Bruins runs another year. League Picnic Carroll Jaycees held the Little League picnic at Breda AB R H BI Dan Nieland, SS.... 3 1 0 0 Steinkamp, P 3 1. 2 2 Geier, IB 3 1 2*2 Koster, C 3 2 1 1 Tim Nieland, 3B.... 3 1 1 1 Steve Nieland, CF.. 3 1 0 0 Schettler, 2B 2 1 0 0 Kevin Nieland, RF .3 100 Schaefer, LF 2 1 0 0 Totals 25 10 6 6 Graham Park shelter house during their meeting Tuesday night. Robert Beeson reported on the Little League program. A state board meeting in Des Moines is scheduled for this month. The local Jaycees decided to contact more merchants about installing gumball machines and discussed painting the bleachers before the tournament. Major Leagues By The Associated Press National League East W L Pet. GB St. Louis 43 41 .512 Philadelphia 43 42 .500 V4 Montreal 40 42 .488 2 Chicago 37 45 .451 5 Pittsburgh ,37 45 .451 5 New York 36 48 .429 7 West Los Angeles 60 28 .682 — Cincinnati 48 37 .565 10V 2 Houston 46 41 .529 13V 2 Atlanta 46 42 .523 14 San Fran 39 49 .443 21 San Diego 38 53 .41823Vz Thursday's Games Cincinnati (Kirby 6-5) at Chicago (Reuschel8-6) Only game scheduled American League East W L Pet. GB Baltimore Cleveland Boston Milwaukee Detroit New York Oakland Kansas City Texas Chicago Minnesota California Thursday's Games Texas (Hargan 7-4) at Boston (Lee 9-7) Cleveland (Peterson 7-4) at Minnesota (Decker 8-8), N New York (Medich 9-7) -Jt Kansas City (Briles 1-2), N Baltimore (McNally 8-6) at Chicago (Moran 1-3), N Only games scheduled 46 37 45 37 46 38 43 41 43 42 41 43 West 48 37 42 41 42 45 40 43 39 47 32 56 .554 — .549 '/a .548 >/ 2 .512 3V 2 .506 4 .488 5V 2 .565 .506 5 .483 7 .482 7 .453 9'/z .364 17V 2 Reg Benjamin Moore JOE'S PAINT CENTER If You Need A Building . . . 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