Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 17, 1975 · Page 14
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Page 14 Freeport (III.) Journal-Standard, Thursday, July 17, 19^5 Charlie 0. Just Doesn't Like Bowie> That's All By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Editor MILWAUKEE (UPI) - Better 10 friends than one enemy. If Bowie Kuhn never knew that before, he does now. Wittingly or not, he made an unforgiving enemy of Charlie Finley and there's a good chance now that will cost him the baseball commissionership. , Charlie Finley never was a big Bowie Kuhn booster to begin with, and Kuhn only succeeded in alienating the Oakland A's owner more and more by some of the actions he took against him the past few years. Remember how Bowie Kuhn interceded in behalf of Vida Blue when Finley was having trouble signing him a couple of years ago? Charlie Finley remembers. Then there was the famous Mike Andrews affair, and the action Kuhn took against Finley when he turned on the lights during a world series game in Oakland. Kuhn imposed fines on Finley both times and Finley remembers that, too. It was never any secret. Charlie Finley simply didn't think Bowie Kuhn was a good commissioner and he felt Kuhn had jumped on every possible opportunity to •embarrass him. Charlie believes in an eye for an eye. If Bowie Kuhn was going to embarrass him, he'd do what he could to embarrass Bowie Kuhn. The perfect example was last fall after the A's beat the Dodgers in the world series. Finley felt he had the perfect chance to get back at Kuhn for some of the indignities he believed Kuhn had inflicted upon him. Traditionally, the commissioner presents the championship trophy to the owner of the winning world series team and in last year's case that would have been Charlie Finley. A call was made to Finley asking him whether he would come down to accept the trophy from Kuhn and his booming angry answer was - no, no, a thousand times no - not from someone like Bowie Kuhn. Then Charlie came up with art idea. He would have his clubhouse custo- ,dian accept the trophy from Kuhn so the whole world could see what he thought of the commissioner on TV. Somewhere along the line he had a change of heart and, in the end, Sal FAST Rips Rochelle Bando, the A's captain, Joe Rudi and Reggie Ja'ckson made the acceptance. Kuhn was aware Finley purposely had snubbed him, but there wasn't anything he could do about it. What could he do, fine Finley again? Even should the move to fire Kuhn be tabled today, there is the strong likelihood he will simply finish his present term and be let out after the world series or at the winter meetings in Hollywood, Fla., four months from now. That means he will be nothing but a lame dttck; a token commissioner until then. No matter what, you have to score this one for Charlie Finley over Bowie Kuhn and in a way it is ironic that the Yankees were the fourth and final club to swing over to Finley's side in the consolidation against Kuhn. Only a year and a half ago, Charlie and the Yankees had no use for each other whatsoever over the question of Dick Williams' managerial services. The Yankees signing of Catfish Hunter seven months ago didn't endear them any more to the anguished A's owner. Now, though, they are united in a common cause. Politics makes for strange bedfellows. Baseball makes for stranger ones yet. FAST, the Freeport Park District AAU swim team, defeated Rochelle 832-311 Wednesdaay night in dual meet competition here. "^ Freeport swimmers taking firsts were: 8 and under girls: Rhonda Richter - 25- yard freestyle, 25-yard butterfly, 25-yard backstroke, 25-yard breaststroke. 8 and under boys: Matthew Burt - 25- yard backstroke. 9-10 girls: Jill McKeever - 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly; Jodie James - 100-yard I.M., 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard breaststroke. 9-10 boys: Mike Perini - 100-yard I.M., 50- yard freestyle, 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard breaststroke; David Jinkins - 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard freestyle. 11-12 girls: Jennifer Doden - 200-yard I.M., 50-yard backstroke, 50-yard butterfly, 100-yard freestyle; Lori Meile - 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard freestyle. 11-12 boys: Mike Ballard - 200-yard I.M., 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard butterfly, 50-yard breaststroke; Todd Mercier - 100-yard freestyle; Bill Murray - 50-yard backstroke. 13-14 girls: Diane Ballard - 200-yard I.M., 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 100- yard backstroke; Nancy Andregg - 100- yard breaststroke, 100-yard freestyle. 13-14 boys: Roger Kohlmeier - 200-yard I.M., 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly; Gary Pearson - 100-yard backstroke, 100- yard freestyle; Ron Bose - 100-yard breaststroke. 15 and over girls: Sue Welch - 200-yard I.M., 100-yard butterfly, 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle; Maureen Wahler - 100- yard breaststroke; Laura Grant - 100-yard backstroke. 15 and over boys: Tom Hartog - 200-yard I.M., 100-yard butterfly, 100-yard backstroke; Jay Witte - 100-yard breaststroke; Kim Lawler - 100-yard freestyle; Larry Dornink - 50-yard freestyle. Bridge It isn't always enough to know such plays as the throw-in. You still have to watch the fall of the cards if you want to know what the opponents are up to. North dealer East-West vulnerable NORTH K832 964 A63 .764 EAST Martin-Tanner Showdown Set For Tonight In Chicago J7 65 Q 10 8 7 1098 J 9 CHICAGO (UPI) - No. 2 seed John Alexander, Brian Gottfried, Andrew Pattison and Haroon Rahim moved into the quarterfinals of the $50,000 Chicago International Tennis Championships after winning matches Wednesday night. Four more quarterfinalists were to Basketball Camp At Dakota HS DAKOTA-The third annual Dakota Indian Basketball Camp will be held Monday through Friday next week in the Dakota High School gym. The camp will be run by the Dakota High School basketball staff. Each day's 12«30 to 2 p.m. session will be for fifth, sixth and seventh grade boys. A session for eighth and ninth grade boys will be held from 2 until 4 p.m. The camp was originally scheduled for the morning but had to be changed due to a scheduling conflict. A fee will be charged each participant to cover the cost of insurance. An open house will be held during Friday's sessions for parents of the campers. be determined tonight, with the main attraction a showdown between newly crowned NCAA champion Billy Martin and top-seeded Roscoe Tanner. Alexander defeated Bill Brown 6-3, 62, in a match at Soldier Field. Gottfried, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the No. 6 seed, ousted John James of Great Britain, 6-3, 6-1. Pattison of Rhodesia and Rahim of Pakistan, both unseeded, each went three sets to earn spots among the final eight. Pattison, who stunned Hie Nastase at Forest Hills in 1972, defeated Phil Dent of Australia 6-3, 4-6, 64 in the most closely fought match on the program; Rahim, a former standout at Notre Dame who now lives in Los Angeles, overcame a stubborn Eddie Dibbs of- Miami 6-4, 4-6, 6-4. 100 Meter Mark Tied SIENA, Italy (UPI) - Steve Williams of the United States, appearing in an international meet here, equalled his world record for the 100 meters Wednesday with a 9.9 clocking. 0 *. WEST 4 A 109 V A K J 3 2 0 KJ752 <f None SOUTH * Q4 Q? 5 0 Q4 AKQ 108532 South West 5 •)» Double North East Pass Pass All Pass Opening lead - C? K South ruffs the second heart, draws trumps and-then leads the four of spades. West must play low, since otherwise declarer would make two spade tricks. Dummy wins with the king of spades, and South proceeds to rattle off the rest of his trumps. In theory, West's last three carfls must be two diamonds and the singleton ace of spades. Thereupon South leads a spade. West must win and return a diamond, permitting declarer to win a trick with the queen of diamonds. Expert Maneuvers An expert West might discard the jack of diamonds, saving K-7 of diamonds and the ace of spades. If South leads, a diamond, instead of the spade, thinking that the king of diamonds is unguarded, he loses a diamond and a spade. If West doesn't have the jack of diamonds, he might try blanking the king DREWRY'S BEER Case 24-12 Oz. Bottles Summertime Means Savings At Walnut Hill CZARINA VODKA Half-Gallon GORDON GIN Half-Gallon OLD THOMPSON BLENDED WHISKEY, Fifth SOUTHERN COMFORT Fifth CALVERT EXTRA BLENDED WHISKEY, Quart HOUSE OF PEERS SCOTCH Quart ;.., ARROW BRANDY Quart RON RICO RUM QUART Walnut Hill Wines Make All-Meals Better COCA COLA 8 Pok-16 02. 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The main stadium is In the foreground and construction still consists of only the 34-maih concrete piers which the stadium will rest on. When the footings are all completed construction should speed up as precast units are waiting to be hauled into place.-UPI Photo. ' . Fastbacks Win Pair Freeport Fastbacks women's softball team scored eight runs in the fifth inning to down M.illedgeville 13-6 Wednesday at Milledgeville. Tuesday, the Fastbacks blasted the Micro Switch women's Softball squad 40-1. The Fastbacks take on Lanark at 8 p.m. Friday at Read Park. LOW COST OLDSMOBILE RENTALS Day - Week - Month MODEL FIAT 124 SEP. OMEGA CUTLASS -SEAT WAGON DAILY $11.00 $12.00 WEEKLY $66.00 $72.00 $25.00 $30.00 $40.00 $45.00 MILEAGE. 8' + Gas 9c '+ Gas 11' + Gas 12' + Cos Bj ALFRED SIIEISWOI D of diamonds fairly early. A player who tries this stratagem must discard the low diamonds calmly and without apparent pain. 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