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M-6 THE EVENING SUN Friday. January 9. 1970 Flood In War With Baseball By ED. NICHOLS Curt Flood says he’s going to court to challenge baseball’s reserve clause. That means the Supreme Court of the United States. IIK OBJECTS to playing for the Phillies. The Cardinals traded him last fall. “T won't be bought and sold like cattle,” said the outfielder Well, I don’t think anyone that's paid a reported $90,000 a year is treated like an animal. One can't feel sorry for him in that respect. Let’s define the reserve clause ... IT IS ,\ catch - all term for a number of provisions in professional baseball law. First, there is the rule that a player must be employed only under the standard contract. Second, there is the standard contract which commits the player to his employer this season — unless he is traded, sold, suspended. injured or fired — and giv^ the employer an option on h'ls servcces for the next i son. The same option will appear in every succeeding contract. So the player is bound for a lifetime. Third, there is a rule that forbids a club to “tamper with” — i.e.. offer to employ — a player on another club. Flood has obtained Arthur Goldberg as his counsel. Having sat on the bench of the Supreme Court for years, Goldberg just might know how some on his sers’ices for the next sea-1 ington fee! about the constitutionality of baseball’s reserve clause. Even when a ball player reaches social security age he's not a free agent. That is. in some cases. For instance, Babe Ruth died the property of the Boston Braves. He was never released from that club. THE CLUB owners could have headed off this problem by agreeing to a modification — say, a 10-year escape, or a version of pro football's play- out a year. Now the game has a hot potato on its hands. Well recalled is the Gardella case of 1946. Danny Gardella, a war-time outfielder of limited ability with the New York Giants, jumped his reserve class to play in the Mexican League. Barred from organized baseball for five years he sued the game for damages under the anti-trust law. Baseball concurred, and bought Gardella off for a fat settlement. THE THINGS going against baseball are Arthur Goldberg’s ties in the Supreme Court, and the fact that Curt Flood is Negro. It is more difficult to beat a black man in court than it used to be. Take the continuing case of the U.S. Government versus Cassius Clay. Flood also has the support of the Players Association in his battle. I understand the association is picking up the legal tab. Meanwhile, the Players Association is negotiating its new’ contract with the club owners. Yes. negotiating with one hand and suing with the other. This looks as though bad faith is involved. It also could lead to a strike. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn has wiggled out of some tight jams since he took office, but this one could be a painful squeezer. ,\C Conference Teams To V ie Bv thf ; ,\SS0( IATEI) PKESS Basketball actionin the Atlantic Coast Conference ends a two- day shutdown today as all eight ACC teams prepare to battle within theconference Saturday. The University of North Ca- rolma Tar Heels will host neighboring Duke in an afternoon donnybrook as they play their third' nationally ranked team this week. So far, the No. 4 Tar Heels have whipped tenth-ranked North Carolina State, 78-69, and dropped a 65-52 decision to third-ranked South Carolina. Duke is currently holding down 19th place in the national ratings and is riding a three-game winning streak. The Blue Devils have lost only to Kentuckv. Vireinia will visit Clemson. Marvland travels to South Carolina and N C. State will play Wake Forest in other games Saturday. 'In this week’s .Associated Pro.ss poll, the four ACC teams were given rankings in the top 20 leams in the nation and many ^poiisbuftshavequestionedhow II is possible to have this amount of basketball power in one con- ^HOLS [?]ORTH >Y tíK&Mí Pro Draft Coming Up The Baltimore Colts have the No. 18th draft pick this time, moving up seven notches. And you can be sure they’ll pick some good ball players. After the first 17 there will be plenty standout talent to choose/ This grab-bag is unpredictabl&V lust because a team selects on the early rounds is no assurance of getting a dandy. One of the prizes of the 1969 rookie group was Larry Brown of the Washington Redskins. In the NFL final statistics you will note that Brown finished fourth among the ball carriers. He made 202 trips, gaining 888 yards for a 4.4 average. The Redskins took Brown as the ninth choice :-)n the eighth round last winter. No fewer than 216 players had been chosen before him. (,». J. Simpson, the No. 1 choice of Buffalo, and the most publicized college player in the nation, ended up sixth in the AFL rushing statistics. He carried the ball 181 times, gaining 697 yards tor a 3.9 average. It's true the Colts picked a pair of spark­ lers in the second round — Ted Hendricks and Tommy IVIaxweU. They proved themselves after the midseason shakeup. Just suppose the Colts drafted 18th last year as they will January 27 in New York. Here are the players that were taken in order between (hat round and the 25th. Bob Babich, Miami (0), linebacker; Roger Wehril, Missouri, defensive back; Ron Johnson. Michigan running back; Bob Klein, USC iitlht end; Art Thomas, Syracuse defensive tackle; .Jim Marshalis, Tennessee State defensive back, and Calvin Hill, Yale running back . '['here were some sparklers in that group. Hill was the standout of the whole draft. Still, the Colts wouldn’t picked any of them, including Hill, ahead of Eddie Hinton, their No. I choice. Judging from his performance of the last three games, Hinton will eventually prove a most wise selection. Here And There ('•aining Respect . . . F'or the first time since the Super Bowl started, the American League entry will go into the showdown not a decided underdog. Early odds tavor .Minnesota by 11 points, but by game time chances are the margin will not be more than a touchdown, not by the usual 17 or 18 points. ,\ Familiar .Name . . . Perhaps you didn't notice in the Cotton Bowl lineups the name of Hob Layne, the No. 2 Texas placekicker ... He's the son of Bobby Layne. tlie great pro quarterback, and placekicker, who starred at Texas Too Hasty . . . TheNFL sMost \'aluable FMayer Award went to Homan Gabriel of the Los Angeles Rams . . . It’s true that Gabriel, great as he is, was deserving of the honor at that time, but it was a hit too hasty . . H a vote were taken this week, .Joe Kapp would no doubt be the choice. His performance in the last two games against Los Angeles and Cleveland gained him heaps of nation-wide admiration. Denies Accusation . . . The rumor is snow - balling that Coach Lefty Driesell is struggling through Maryland's basketball season while spending most of his time recruiting.notcoaching. “'('hat's not ture,” Driesell declared, “even though some of our games may have looKed that way.” .\ story in Sunday’s Greensboro, .N. C., paper said Lefty was not coaching his team, but looking ahead, and recruiting either by personal contacts or telephone.” "1 haven't missed a practice.” he said, “and we had two - a - day practices during the holidays, 1 admit we're not neglecting our recruiting program, but the team is not suffering either.” Driesell says the reason Maryland has won hree ot the last four games is “because they have adjusted to my way of coaching philosophy. They understand my defense and offense ht'tter.” What about Will Hetzel'^ “That's another reason for our improvement,” Lefty replied. “He’s done a tremendous job the last four games.” Hetzel, verbally blasted by his coach at the start of the season “for being too lackadaisical.''' scored 34points over the weekend against Wake F'orest and North Carolina State. He moved into fourth place in Maryland's all- time scoring list with 1,117 points. Paralyzed Olympic Champion Turns To Wheelchair Archery By JOHN FARROW Associated Press Sports Writer STOKE MANDEVTLLE, England (AP) — A bearded man in a gray sweater and khaki trousers lets fly with an arrow from his wheelchair. So did eight others—all shooting at the archery target from wheelchairs. That event was only one of many in the Para- olympics involving 450competi- tors from 27 countries—all in wheelchairs. The bearded gentleman had no more attention from the fans than the eight others. But here was Abebe Bikila, thegreatestmarathon runner in the world, proving that a broken neck and a paralyzed body was not the end of the road. Bikila won the Olympic marathon in Rome in 1960 in his bare feet. He repeated that victory in Tokyo four years later. He started as favorite to make it three straight in Mexico —but had to retire because of a leg injury. A teammate of Biki- la’s won that one. The winner in Mexico was Mamo Wolde who appeared before newsmen and said ; “I owe much of this to my teammate, Abebe.” Suddenly Abebe’s career as a marathon runner ended in an auto crash. He wound up with a broken neck. Most of his body j was paralyzed. Even his fingers ! have little movement. “But he's the sort of man who can conquer disabilities,” said Sir Ludwig Guttmann, the man who started sports for paraplegics 21 years ago. “He can extend the bow by use of his wrist and then with a special hook he can fire the arrow. “I believe that sports for the disabled is one of the most important things in life. Also I believe that being able to earn a living, instead of lying flat on a bed, is equally important.” Guttmann has proved his philosophy to be right. Bikila is the pertect example. Many years ago the 37 year old captain of the Imperial bodyguard would have no chance of taking part in things that interest him—mostly sports. Now Bikila, the first man to win two Olympic marathons, is back in business and despite his disability he is cheerful and at terms with himself. “This is the greatest thing that could happen to anyone like me.” said Abebe. “I've been shooting at archery for only a week. .Now I see people, in the same chairs as myself, swimming, playing bowls, weight lifting, playing basketball and table tennis. “It's just incredible. We can talk to each other. W'e can understand each others problems. And we get confidence from each other.” Bikila, during a break in his archery exercise at the F^ara- olympics, spelt out his view of life from a wheelchair—a view from a man who enjoyed and delighted in the cheers of the crowd for his marathon exploits. “You have to come to terms with yourself, " he said with a slight grin on his face. “You have to realize that anybody- big and small—can have these problems. “An auto crash, a surf riding accident, even a strange fall at home could put you in a wheel chair. Remember, too. that though we be in wheelchairs we can still think logically, talk logically and act logically.” Bikila, who speaks broken English, explained his philosophy through a team male—Abraham H. Michael, a 34-year- old Ethiopianschoolteacher who has been paralyzed 10 years after a gunshot accident while hunting. Said Michael: “I know how difficult it is. I’ll help Abebe as much as I can. I know so many other people will, too.” Then Abebe, after his archery exercise strapped in his chair, said: “Perhaps I’ll be able to help people back home—as soon as 1 leave here. “I hope so. I hope, too, to be able to take part in all the other sports for wheelchair athletes. I’m sure I will be able to do so. “This is not the end for me. Perhaps it’s a new beginning. I know the emperor is interested. He’s visited me here. There’s still a lot of work to be done.” Teams Feted By Civitans; Get Awards The Civitan Club of Westminster honored managers and coaches of champion Little League teams at a dinner meeting Wednesday night at the American Legion Home. The Civitans sponsor the league in Westminster, aided by other civic organizations who sponsor individual teams. The Mayor’s trophy was presented by Mayor Jospeh H. Hahn to James Young, manager of the Giants. Young also accepted ihe Heagy Award, presented by Joseph Heagy. of Heagy’s Sport Shop. .\rt Weaver, manager of the minor league-leading Pirates, accepted the Timmy Bayline .Award, presented in honor of llie late Timmy Bayline by his mother, Mrs. Melvin Bair Sr. Young's coaches for the past season were Charles Peeling and P^lliot Burger. Weaver was as.sisted by Dick Hull, George Barrett, and Robert Bell. The outgoing league president, William O. Boothe, ^ave a report on the success of the little league season, and acknowledged the support given the league by the community. League officers for the coming season are John Reaver, president; Dr. Raymond P. Klinger Jr.. vice president; Al Hierstetter, secretary; and William Miller, treasurer. A<l(iitional Food For Quail, Deer .A.N.NAPOLIS — Feel sorry for those poor quail and deer out there foraging for food in all tfiis snow? Want to help out by providing some additional fofnl'’ “While supplemental feeding duringthehardest part of winter may seem to be humane, studies by game biologists show that it generally does more harm than go(Kl,'' the department advised Thursday, “Therearetwonatural factors that insure survival of wildlife. “One IS the winter culling of weaker individuals that provides the hardiest breeding stock. St'condly. nearly all species produce more young than their haliitat can support. ••Artificial feeding interferes with these natural factors and promotesoverpopulation. P’eed- ing points, because they are visited by so many animals, also serve as transmission points of disease and parasites." ! College Basketimll B\ THE AS.SOriATED PRESS ! Thursday's f^esults Navy 76. (iettysburg 56 j Mount St. Mary's90.Shippens- i burg .57 Don^t fight over your INCOME TAX !t's easy to keep o sweef disposition when income fax problems gel you down. 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Art Weaver, second from left, received the Timmy Bayline trophy as manager of the minor league leaders, the Pirates. The presentations were made following a dinner meeting of the Civitan Club of Westminster, sponsor of the league. (Evening Sun Photo) Living Room Furniture CLEARANCE We must make room for new shipments. We need the space — You Save Money! All Must Ga Here are some of the bargains. Kroehler 77” Sofa and Matching Chair - Solid maple wood trim, gold tweed. Scotchgarded to repel stain and resist soil. Was $4:54. NOW *347 Prestige 87” Modern Sofa with Mr. and Mrs. Chairs. Extra soil defense with Scotchgard. Sofa is solid green, Mr. and •Mrs. chair cushions and back are green print. Was $439.!M) NOW F’or all 3 Pieces and Arm caps. 90” Traditional Loose Pillow Back Sofa with two bolsters. F'abric is a beautiful pale green damask. Was $419.95. NOW PRICED to sell at $336 Prestige 92” Modern Sofa and Chair. Quilted scotchgarded fabric latex foam cushions. Arm caps. 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