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t i Decatur, Illinois, Friday, July 5, 1974 THE DECATUR REVIEW PAGE THIRTEEN Chris Evert Wins Title at Wimbledon (AP) Teen-ager Chris Evert won the women's singles title at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship today by beating Russian Olga Morozova 64), 6- Miss Evert, nervous as a kit- rwhen she lost the Wimbledon al to Billie Jean King last ar, was ice cool against Mrs. orozova, who was the first lussian to reach a singles final ere. I Miss Evert attacked from the outset. ! The opening game went to deuce seven times before Miss Evert won when the Russian hit a backhand voiles into . the a backhand volley into the net. j Mrs. . Morozova then lost her first service game and again tost her service in the fourth game when Miss Evert scored oh a backhand volley. Chrissie then held her service and won Ihe set on a backhand crosscourt Bnash. Pearson Nips Petty in Fierce Firecracker Duel Daytona Beach (AP) David Pearson admits he needed a trick to win the Fire iracker 400 stock car race for ie third straight time Thurs- av. Richard Petty called it a dirty ick. K tacn accused the other of un sportsmanlike conduct as they jockeyed through the last of 160 aps around the 2.5-mile Day- ona International Speedway. Passing the grandstands filled with a record crowd of 55,000 going into the final lap, Pearson suddenly cut the throt- ale of his Mercurv. with Pettv's Dodge right on his rear bump- !T. "I never thought he'd let off !mat quickly with somebody so Jose behind," Petty fumed. "I ;iad to let off. Otherwise I xmldn't have turned the steer- ng wheel fast enough to miss tm." i Pearson complained that Petty tried to drive him into the Ed Sneed Holds Lead At Milwaukee Milwaukee (AP) "Of course," Ed Sneed said, purveying the scoreboard that showed him three shots clear of the field in the $130,000 Milwaukee Open Golf Tournament, "you start thinking about winn- "It s the thing that comes to mind. It's almost impossible not to think about it. But there s another 36 holes to go. I've got ito just try and play as well as I ! did the first two rounds. j Sneed, riding a hot putter that j has taken only 55 strokes in two rounds of play, put together a ifive-under-par 67 in Thursday's 'second round and extended his llead to three strokes midwav through this chase for a $26,000 first prize. His 133 total, 11 under par, : was within one stroke of the best 36-hole total of the year on the pro tour, and left him well clear iof former Masters champion JTommy Aaron, alone in second with a pair of 68s and a 136 total. jl Cesar Sanudo followed with 68138 and Bob Zender and 70-139. : Lee Trevino moved into con tention with a 69 despite a double bogey five and was tied at 140 with Dave Hill, Chuck Courtney and Curtis Sifford. I Hill's 67 matched the best Bound of the windy day on the 1010-yard, par-72 Tuckaway Country Club course. Courtney Had a 69 and Sifford 72. i Sam Snead, still a challenger it age 62, had another 71 and a J42 total. Hubert Green, a three-ime winner this season, also was at that total after a second- round 70. Ed Sneed Tommy Aaron Cesar Sonuooo Bob Zender , Lee Trevino . Dave Hill : Curtis Sifford Chuck Courtney Bob E. Smith Bruce Fletcher ' Dale Douglas 1 Sam Sneed Hubert Green ! Lorry Hlnson : Allen Miller ; Dick Rhyon i Chi Chi Rodriguez John Lister Crier Jones Cary McCord Perry Leslie Chorles Coedy I Don Maddox Wonty Kasser ; Jim bent Pave Elchelberger , Bob Stanton 46-67 133 134 70-68138 69-70139 71-69 10 73-67140 68-72140 71 -9 140 73-68141 71- 71142 72- 70-142 71-71142 72-70142 70-72142 72-70-142 72-71143 72-71143 71- 73143 72- 71143 72-71143 72- 71143 71-72143 71-73144 73- 71144 76-68144 73-71144 73-71 144 Wimbledon Jimmy Connors and amazing Ken Rosewall marched into the men's singles final with sizzling displays of tennis. The 21-year-old Connors, 21, of Belleville, 111., the No. 3 seed in the tournament, gained his first Wimbledon final by beating unseeded countryman Dick Stockton 4-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. For a time it looked as if it would be an All-American final as Stan Smith built a two-set-to- one lead over the 39-year-old Rosewall. But the gritty little Australian stormed back to reach his fourth Wimbledon final he has never won the title with a 6-8, 4-, 9 8, 6-1, 6-3 victory over the 27-year-old Smith who is co-ranted with Connors as the top men s player in the United States. The Connors-Stockton match, played on the No. 1 court, pitted two young men who've competed against each other since they were tykes. Stockton, 24, of Dallas Tex., pits in a sprint to the finish line off the final turn. "He came down so far I thought I was going in the pits," Pearson said. "I'd have hit him before I'd have gone on the grass." i gave him a iane, coun tered Petty, not mentioning that it was the asphalt track apron he left open. Pearson, using the familiar slingshot technique off the high bank, managed to cross the fin ish car line a little more than one-half car length in front and $18,000 richer. Petty had to set tle for $10,925 and second place for the fourth straight year. Although it was a two-car race on the last lap, Buddy Baker in a Ford and Cale Yarborough in a Chevrolet had been contenders to that point. They finished in a dead heat for third, as not even a photo could separate them at the finish. Because of qualifying and equipment money, Baker had the bigger payday of $6,087 to Yarborough's $5,912. Bobby Allison, taking a one-race ride in Roger Penske's Matador, was one of nine drivers who held the lead at various times and was very much in contention until valve trouble in the last 30 miles dropped him to fifth place for $4,650. At 138.302 miles per hour, it was the slowest Firecracker 400 ever run. A total of 41 caution laps for blown engines, spins and one light rain shower slowed the pace. The only driver taken to the hospital was Indianapolis 500 winner Johnny Rutherford. His Chevrolet, starting next to last, smacked the outer concrete wall along the west turn when his engine exploded after only seven laps. He was checked and pronounced not seriously injured. Chevrolets took the sixth through 10th places, driven by Bobby Isaac, Dennis Pond, Jackie Rogers, David Sisco and Cecil Gordon. A's Jackson, Carew Top A.L. All-Star Voting New York (AP) Oakland slugger Reggie Jackson and Minnesota second baseman Rod Carew continue to dominate the voting by fans for the American League's starting lineup for major league base ball's All-Star Game July 23 in Pittsburgh, according to figures released today by the commissioner's office. With just three days left in the voting, Jackson leads all comers with 1,524,790 votes. New York's Bobby Murcer has moved ahead of Detroit's Al Kalme for second place among outfielders. Murcer has 614,923 votes to Kaline s 562,187. Carew maintains a huge lead over runner-up Cookie Rojas of Kansas City, 1,187,760 to 445,081. Boston's Carlton Fisk, side lined last week with a knee in jury, leads, the catchers with 712,129 ballots to 487,054 for New York's Thurman Munson. Chicago slugger Dick Allen tops Boston s Carl Yastrzemski at first base, 697,851 to 471,978. Oakland's Bert Campaneris hold a wide lead over Detroit's Ed Brinkman at shortstop, 986,512 to 393,783. Brooks Robinson, Baltimore's veteran third baseman, leads runner-up Sal Bando of Oakland, 684,334 to 429,475, in that department. Balloting ends Sunday. had advanced further than any other darkhorse here, and he appealed en route to a major upset in the first set, covering the court well and pulling off surprising shots as he won by forcing Connors into volleying errors with sharp backhand returns. But Connors, his weight-lifting shoulders hunched and walking with a. swagger, took command early in the second set when, trailing 2-1 after Stockton had broken his service, he broke service and held it for a 3-2 lead Connors broke Stockton's service again to lead 4-2 and was never in trouble after that. Stockton a fi-fnot-9. native Npw Yorker. aDDeared shattered bv Lxinnors victory. T 4 Bobby Unser Winner Again At Pikes Peak Colorado Springs (AP) After a five-year absence, Bobby Unser came back to do what he does best compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Club. The veteran Albuqerque, N. M., driver won the climb for the 12th time in his career Thursday, bettering his own record time by nearly 27 seconds. He turned the . 12.5-mile course, which finished at the 14,100-fooi. summit of the mountain, in 13 minutes, 13.60 seconds. Unser returned to Pike! Peak this year because he felt his 1969 record of 13:40.05 was in jeopardy. He was proven right when Bob Silvers of Colorado Springs cruised in with a clocking of 13:32.64 for second place. ; Tourney Starts Tonight At Maroa Maroa Perfect sponsors an eight - team, double elimination tournament starting tonight at 7 o'clock. Tonight's games are Decatur A's vs. Missouri state champion Jefferson City and Perfect vs. Kankakee Kardinals. Saturday, starting at noon, the Sullivan Chiefs meet Terra Haute, Ind. and the Southern Illinois Jakes, formerly the Murdale Oilers play Canton. The Jakes were runnersup in the Illinois state tournament last year and champions the previous three years. The tournament continues Saturday night and Sunday, with the championship game scheduled for 7 o'clock Sunday night. A's Lose Two To Danville Danville swept the Decatur A's in a Softball doubleheader Thursday at the Macon County Fairground by the scores of 7-2 and 4-0. Charles Shupe was the losing pitcher in the opener, giving up seven hits. Decatur s runs came on a walk and singles by Tom Cook and Rich Tolly. Bobby Thornton was the losing pitcher in the second game. Doug Smith had a double for the A's, and Larry Moffitt added a single. RAINED OUT The American Legion Post 105 baseball team's doubleheader was rained out Thursday in Galesburg. The Legion plays a twin bill at 6 p.m. Saturday in Charleston and a 1 p.m. doubleheader Sunday against Bloomington at Fans Field. Shade Redbirds 3-2 Cubs 'Still in Race' St. Louis (AP.) Baseball's Chicago Cubs have reached the game's traditional July 4 milestone 7 games back in the National League East, but Manager Whitey Lockman sees hope. A 3-2 victory Thursday over the front-running St. Louis Cardinals was the Cubs' fifth on an eight-game trip and each was by one run. "Obviously you better win your share of those kind," observed Lockman, whose young club also made the most of one scoring inning. But the division race is wide open," he insisted. "Not only our club is in it, but there are five others who'll stay bunched all the way." Photo by Karen Elshout WAND's Jeff Beimfohr presents winning trophy to Marcia Morey Record Time Marcia Morey Wins Lake Decatur Swim By Jerry Westwater Marcia Morey. American record holder in the women's 100-yard bre?ststroke, won the half - mile 11th Lake Decatur Distance Swim in record time of 10:31.6 minutes Thursday. The 18 - year - old Morey, swimming for the Decatur Swim Club, broke the record of 10:43.5 minutes set by Steve Grube of Peoria in 1970. Four other Decatur swim mers, Paul teldman, Laura Winters, Mary Doyle and Brian Clark all bettered the old mark. Last year Morey won the over - all female title and entered the Lake Decatur Swim again because "it's, a change of pace from the regular training program." Her "regular" training program consists of swimming over four hours a day totaling almost eight miles. Morey, who currently has the world's fastest times in the women's 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke became the second Decatur swimmer and second female to win the over -all championship. Jerry Westwater was the first Decatur over-all champion when he won in 1970. Lynne Allsup of Bloomington, a member of the 1964 Women's Olympic Swim Team, was the first female winner in 1965. Morey will swim in the AAU Nationals at Concord, Calif, in August and plans "to keep swimming at Millikin University and hopefully make the 1975 Pan - American Games to be held in Brazil." The first Lake Decatur Swim Champion in 1964, Jon Gray Noll, won a repeat title in the special class for men 25-34. He was awarded the Soy Capital Bank trophy for being the top senior swimmer. Wendy Welch of Decatur won the novice female championship and John O'Neil of Peoria won Right-hander Steve Stone, 3-2, who had never beaten the Cardinals, was the Chicago man of the hour in a strong starting performance. Shelled by the same team May 17, the 5-foot-10 pitcher restricted the Cards to a single earned run through 7 2-3 innings and let Oscar Zaomra mop up. The keys as viewed by the mustachioed Stone were disposing of dangerous Reggie Smith four times at bat and retiring Lou Brock in a sixth-inning pinch hit role. "Don't tell me about Smith," sighed Stone, who was acquired by the Cubs last December in the deal that sent Ron Santo to the Chicago White Sox. "I was in the other league the male novice chamDionshiD. They both won trophies from the Decatur Swim Club. Morey was awarded the Grand Champion" trophy by WAND-TV and the Cook - Myers Perfect Wins Round Robin Maroa Perfect won its own round robin Softball tournament Thursday by beating Bement 6- 0 and edging Peoria Prospect Florist 7-5 in eight innings. Perfect finishes with a 3-0 record. Peoria was 2-1, Decatur Auto Body Rebuilders was 1-2 and Bement 0-3. In other scores, Auto Body Rebuilders beat Bement 7-5 and Peoria ripped Auto Body Rebuilders 14-2. Terry Workman was the hero for Perfect against Peoria, slamming a two-run homer in the eighth. Workman also had a sacrifice fly. Elston Mitchell slammed a two-run homer and Steve Williams and Joe Tomlinson both had three hits. Bill Chamberlain, who came in the fourth in relief of John Bowers, was the winner. In Perfect's 6-0 victory, Jim Melhorn pitched a two-hitter and Workman slammed a double and single and drove in two runs. Steve Thrall ripped a triple and two-run homer for Auto Body Rebuilders against Bement. Stan Phipps finished the tourney with seven straight hits. . IOWA BOUND Decatur's D&R Welding team will compete in a slow pitch softball tournament at Waterloo, la., starting July 6. Forty teams are entered in the tournament. with him," he recalled, "and he hit one at least eight miles off me. I had a few coming against him." And of Brock, who bounced into a force play to thwart a budding Cardinals threat, Stone noted, "I was glad to get him on the first pitch. I remember a lot of times he's drilled the first one right by me." St. Louis' scoring came in the third inning on a walk, Bake McBride's single and a grounder and in the sixth courtesy of a Vic Harris error. But the bursts were too little to offset a three-run Cubs rally in the fourth featuring Andre Thornton's run-scoring double and a run-producing single by rookie Steve Swisher. Sports Center trophy for being the fastest female swimmer. One other Decatur swimmer, Brian Clark, won a major award. That was the First National Bank trophy for the fastest male. Clark was only four seconds off Moey's time and might have done better had he not strayed off the course after the one-quarter mark. Jack Westwater of Decatur, the oldest competitor at 52, finished second in the special class for men 45 & Up, after winning twice in the last five years. In all, Decatur swimmers won six of 10 events in open competition and three of six novice class events. Last year's champion Robert Thomas, who swam for Eastern Illinois University, did not return to defend his title. OPEN CLASS Half-Mile 11-12, Male Steve Weygandt, Normal, 13:10.0 13-14 Mole Paul Feidman, Decatur, 10:44.0 13-14 Female Laura Winters, Decatur, 10:44.6 15-17 Male Brian Clark, Decatur, 10:35.7 15-17 Female Mary Doyle, Decatur, 10:46.2 18-24 Mole Greg Peterson, Decatur, 11:j9.9 18-24 Female Marcia Morey, Decatur, 10:31.6 Quarter-Mile 25-34 Male Jon Gray Noll, Urbana, S:S1.9 25-34 Female Alicia Jarzembski, Decatur Eighth-Mile 45 & Up, Mole Dr. Paul Huntinqer, Macomb, 2:44.2 NOVICE CLASS Quarter-Mile 11-12 Male Kevin Martin, Decatur, 7:21.8 11-12 Female Wendy Welch, Decatur, 6:18.6 13-14 Male John Gubbins, Niantic, 11:59.6 13-14 Female Rachel Ferry, Decatur, :15.5 15-17 Male John O'Neil, Peoria, 5:1-7.9 15-17 Female Julie Trend, 9:20.9 KAllRECIJE EVERY SAT. 6-10 P.M. PUBLIC INVITED AMERICAX LEGIOIV Post 105 WHICH RADIAL TIRE HAS THE DEEPER TREAD? SEIBERLING michelin X ANSWER: SEIBERLING RT-78 STEEL RADIAL RED CARPET TIRE CENTER We're gonna be No. 1 2780 N. MAIN Open 9-6 Mon.-Sat. Ph. 877-4744 S-Hitter for Little Commodores Win on Shutout By R. B. Fallstrom Jeff Little, who pitched a no-hitter earlier this season, was on the beam again Thursday night with a three-hitter as the Decatur Commodores slipped past Wisconsin Rapids 1-0 in Midwest League baseball at Fans Field. Little struck out seven and walked none, and was aided by a base-running boner by Wisconsin Rapids' Arthur Castillo. Castillo, who got two of the hits, singled with one out in the eighth. On a hit-and-run play, Terry Bulling punched an apparent single to right, and it appeared Castillo would go to third easily. Instead, Castillo got to second and turned, back toward first base, thinking the ball was L.A. Won't Play Dead For Cincy By the Associated Press The Los Angeles Dodgers are out to prove they're not riding a bicycle built for two collapses in a row. "Down with the Big Red Machine," said second baseman Dave Lopes after a two-run ninth-inning rally Thursday produced a 3-2 victorv over Cincinnati and dropped the defending National League West Division champion Reds a whopping 9'2 games behind the runaway Dodgers. "This is the year of the Little Blue Bicycle," Lopes added, referring to the Dodgers' color. "We blew it last year and we haven't forgotten. It won't happen again." Los Angeles' biggest lead over the second-place Reds a year ago was 8V2 games on Julv 17. Expos 2-2, Pirates 1-3 Richie Zisk doubled home the tying run in the eighth inning of the nightcap against rookie Dennis Blair after an intentional walk to Willie Stargell. and Bob Robertson followed with a game-winning sacrifice fly. Pepe Frias drove in the deciding run for Montreal with a fluke double in the seventh inning of the opener. Mets 5-2, Phillies 3-4 Wayne Twitchell, making only his second start of the season since knee surgery, pitched a five-hitter to help the Phillies end an eight-game losing streak in the nightcap. New York's Cleon Jones drove in four runs and John Milner homered in support of Jon Matlack's 10-strikeout pitching in the opener. Astros 4, Braves 3 Cesar Cedeno doubled home the winning run in the 10th. off Tom House after a leadoff single by Roger Metzger. Giants 9, Padres 2 Gary Matthews hit a tie-breaking two-run homer in the fourth inning, Ed Goodson drilled a three-run shot in the seventh and Tom Bradley regis-! tered his first victory since June 4. ft PPOOf KENTUCHY STRAIGHT BOURBON WHlSKfV DISTILLER AtlO BOTTLEO if THE JAMES B. BEAM DISTILLING CO.. CLERMONT, BEAM. KENTUCKY caught. With the runner going the wrong way, Commodores' rightfielder Dave Orr flipped to sacond base for a force out, ending Wisconsin Rapids only threat of the ball game. Little faced only three batters above the minimum, getting the side in order six times in raising his record to 5-6. The Commodores, scratched across the only run of the game in the sixth inning. Jim Ray led off with a bloop double and scored from second when shortstop Ronnie Farkas made an error on Dave Stabelfeldtls slow grounder. The Commodores left the bases loaded in the seventh inning and Mike Wilbins was thrown out at home while attempting to score on Tony Cabrera's triple in the eighth. The Commodores surpassed the attendance figure of 36,411 for 1973 in the game, witnessed by 2,634 fans. The current figure for this year is 36,714. A fireworks display followed the game. WISCONSIN RAPIDS AB R H R8I E Farkas ss 4 0 0 0 1 V.'ard rf 4 0 0 0 0 Woods ct 4 0 10 0 Wolle 3b 3 0 0 0 O Steigerwold lb 3 0 0 0 0 Clarey 2b 3 0 0 0 0 Castillo If 3 0 2 0 O Bulling c 3 0 0 0 0 VanDeCasteele o lOOOO Buehner p 0O0O0 Hill ph 1 0 0 0 0 Heinen p 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 29 0 3 0 1 DECATUR AB R H RBI E Roy cf 3 110 0 LeMoster ss 3 0 0 0 0 Orr rf 3 0 2 0 0 Stobelfeldt c 4 0 0 0 0 Sasser lb 4 0 0 0 0 Wilbins If 4 0 10 0 Cabrera 3b 4 0 3 0 0 Lee 2b 2 0 0 0 0 Little p 3 0 10 0 Tolols 30 1 8 0 0 Wisconsin Rapids 000 000 0000 Decatur 000 001 OOx 1 LOB Wisconsin Roplds 3, Decotur 9. 2B Ray. 3B Cabrera. S Van DeCasteele, Lee. H 9 10-3) .1 1 BB 0 0 3 0 0 SO 7 5 1 1 Little (W. 5-6) VanDeCasteele Buehner Heinen WP - Little, VanDeCasteele. 2,634. SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL MEET AT FORSYTH Teams from Dacatur, Peoria and St. Charles are entered in the Cook-Myers women's slow-pitch softball tournament to be played Saturday and Sunday at the Forsyth Grade School diamond. The tournament opens at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and resumes again on Sunday at 1:30 o'clock. FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL SKILLS MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY Elementary Junior High High School JULY 15-26 CALL Griswold Center The world's finest Bourbon since 1795.

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