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Alton Evening Telegraph Friday, August 25, 1972 B-3 Bavaria to welcome torch Making ready Debbie Van Biekebelt ot Canada trains Thursday. (AP Wirephoto via cable with her Yugoslav trainer Walter Kos- from Munch) trie at the Olympic track in Munich By HUBERT MIZELL MUNICH (AP) - Bavaria's festive capital welcomes the Olympic torch tonight, as a relay runner from Greece jogs into historic Koenigsplatz where Hitler plotted his course to infamy. The 20th Olympic Games, a $1 billion undertaking of contemporary West Germany, becomes a reality Saturday with athletic teams of 122 nations marching into the 80,000 capacity Olympia Stadium On the eve of that opening ceremony, the Olympic torch, fenced by hundreds of runners from Olympia, Greece, will reach Munich to be received by Olympic officials and a likely international ovation from tourists and sports fans gathered in Koenigsplatz. That monumental central square of neoclassic architecture was the site of the Outdoors with John Stetson Champions boat race If you like boat racing, especially the big oulboards that hit the 100 mile-per-hour range, you won't want to miss the First Annual 225 mile St. Louis Intel-nation Grand Prix Boat Race Sunday at Winter Park on the Meramec River near Fenton, Mo. The top 25 boat drivers in the country will put on the show as they race 225 miles for thousands of dollars in prize money. The top 10 Mercury Outboard factory drivers, plus the top 10 combined Evinrude-Johnson Outboard factory team, in additoin to five top national independent drivers will be competing. Sponsored by the Concord Village Lions Club the race will start at 1 p.m. and should take approximately three hours to run. If you want to save trouble getting tickets stop at Clark Boat and Motor Mercury dealers in East Alton, they have them, or, you can get them at the gate. Pi-ice one dollar for adults; children under 14 free. Large bass caught A six and one-quarter pound bass was taken this week by veteran angler Donald Hampton of Camelot Lane, Godfrey. Don, using a plastic worm, was working a farm pond hi the Delhi area when he hooked the largemouth which took close to seven minutes to land. Weekend fishing prospects Temperature cooling rains the last couple of days, pins a forecast of continued cooler temperatures should at least make it a more comfortable weekend for Telegraph area fishermen. A fishing check Thursday afternoon showed some improvement in fishing productivity with a pretty fair report from the impoundments of ShelbyvUle and Rend Lakes. At both lakes fishermen Thursday morning did weU — for this time of year — but at Carlyle things continued slow according to fishermen we talked with. We've had a half dozen good reports of farm pond fishing this week, with most fishermen taking largemouth on plastic vorms. In almost every instance the longer 9 inch plastic worms seemed to be getting the action instead of either shorter worms or other deep water baits. Smith's crack irks Simon Olympic shorts MUNICH (AP) - Inflation has not spared the Olympic gold. During the 16 days of the Munich Games, 195 gold medals will be distributed. There were only 150 titles at Rome in 1960, 163 at Tokyo in 1964 and 169 at Mexico City in 1968. SPRINGFIELD — "There are areas of southern Illlinois with enough beauty to inspire awe even in a columnist for the New York Times," stated Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon in a telegram to "Red" Smith, famed sportswriter. Lt. Gov. Simon wired Smith, who had written an article about DuQuoin and the Hambletonian in the Sunday New York Times in which lie stated, "In scenic splendor, southern Illinois runs a poor No snacks are allowed BEIRUT (AP) — Leaders of 483 night watchmen on a hunger strike in Beirut have taken precautions against anyone eating. They have sealed the mouths of all the strikers with adhesive tape. The strikers are demanding higher pay. second to the East Bronx." Lt. Gov. Simon immediately took exception to the statement and wired Smith inviting him to take a 30 minute auto trip with Bill Lyons, head of the Information Service at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Lt. Gov. Simon, a former newsman, added, "After the trip, if you like southern Illinois enough to want to stay, please leel free to use my name as reference for a job at either the Carbondale or DuQuoin newspapers." MUNICH (AP) — Chris Taylor, the U.S. heavyweight wrestler, isn't depending on his 400 pounds alone to intimidate his opponents. Taylor. 22, of Dowagiac, Mich., trains in a T-shirt with this inscription on the back: "Yea, though I walk in the Valley of Death, I fear no evil. For I am the meanest ... in the valley." MUNICH (AP) - Ard Schenk, the handsome Dutchman who sent hearts throbbing with three speed skating gold medals in the Sapporo Winter Olympics, will be a Dutch television commentator during the Munich Games. Skier Karl Schranz, who won no gold medals at Sapporo but collected acres of headlines when he was ousted for professionalism, will be a member of the Austrian television crew in Munich. Bill Toomey, the 1968 decathlon champion, and Marty Liquori, ace miler who was forced out of the 1972 Games by an injury, will be on the staff of experts for the American ABC network. Debbie Meyer, the first woman ever to win three individual women's swimming medals, will be in the press box at the swimming stadium as a reporter for The Associated Press. Debbie was a star of the 1968 Games in Mexico City and retired before she reached age 20. Sport Shorts Frank Howard of the Washington Senators topped the American League in home runs with 44 last season and in runs batted in with 126. 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OLE MEL HAS NOT BEEN CAUGHT! 99 Silver Dollars To The One That Catches Ole Mel, Turn North off Belrline at new Venture Store on Seminary and juit follow signs. Unfurlijig Old Glory Members of the United States delegation to Olympic Games stand at attention Ihursday as West German sailors raise the American flag during a ceremony at Munich's Olympic village. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Munich) Springfield race rerun date set SPRINGFIELD - Sam Sessions, Larry Dickson and nollie Bealc, the 1-2-3 point leaders for sometime in the United States Auto Club's sprint division, will lead a field of 30 drivers in the rain- delayed sprint car race at the Illinois State Fairgrounds one- mile track Sunday. The race was washed out June 4 and rain checks will be honored. At least eight of the first 10 in the point chase as of Aug. 11, will return for the Springfield race, USA C officials said. Beale won at Terre Haute Saturday to take first place. Dickson is second, Sessions third. "Brown House" which sei-ved as Nazi Party headquarters at the time of Hitler's rise to power in 1933. It was also the scene of the signing in 1938 of the Munich Pact, the ill-fated agreement to guarantee what Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain of England called "peace in our time." When the pomp and pageantry fades into the cool Bavarian night, the 10,000 athletes in Olympic Village will be poised to match their skills for 195 gold medals in 22 sports. Wrestler backs self into corner MUNICH (AP) - Dan Gable, a strong U.S. contender for an Olympic gold medal in freestyle wrestling has backed himself into a corner. "I feel I should win the gold medal. I'm the best. If I lose it will be my fault" Gable said. Gable, 23, from Waterloo, Iowa, says he has been singlemindedly preparing himself for the gold medal sice he graduated from high, school. "I decided then if I worked harder than anyone else I'd end up beating them," he said. Gable has punished himself with a seven-day-a-week training schedule which ends only when he cuts a deck of cards and does the same number of pushups as the number shown on the card. While other wrestlers relax after a training session here he grapples with men heavier than his 149-pound class. "Working with Dan is murder," wheezed teammate Wayne Wells, of Norman, Okla., a gold medal contender in the 163-pound class, after working out with Gable. "If you try anything new he really drums you." Gable, who has won more than 200 matches and the 1972 world championship, believes his strongest competition will come from Japanese, Russian and Iranian wrestlers. The effort, Gable says is partly for personal reasons but more for the people who are rooting for him, "my family, my friends, people I've worked with." "If I lose I'll be able to face myself easier than to face them." Sport Shorts Kermit Washington, 6-foot-8 junior center for the American University quintet in Washington, D.C., has been averaging 21 rebounds a game. The Inter national Olympic Committee announced Thursday night, it had offered to welcome Communist China into the athletic festival, but Peking s?iys no as long as Taiwan is admitted. In other IOC action, the foiir-inan bobsled competition was eliminated from the 1976 Winter Games as too expensive a sport — with an estimated possibly cost of $100,000 an entry. The move will allow Denver the Winter Olympics' next host city, to conduct all events in Colorado. Tentative plans had been made to switch the four-man bobs to Lake Plncid N.Y. The IOC added six women's rowing events to the 1976 Summer Games calendar at. Montreal '>pfore reaching Friday's closing business session. Jesse Owens, the svelte black man who won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, returned to the country of his famed accomplishments. The welcome was more than warm. "It. gives me a good feeling," r,;iid the Chicago Series planned to aid minor leagues resident, now 58 years old. "I walk down the street with my wife and grandchildren and 1 hear people say, "There he is— Yesseee Owensss." Owens, snubbed by Hitler duo to his heritage, is an honored guest of the German Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Owens won the 100 and 200 meters dashes, the long jump and helped on the 400-meter relay team. His one-Olympics record of four golds has been equalled just once, by U.S. swimmer Don Schollander at Tokyo in 1964. Golf record tviped off again ORDER YOUR BOWLING SHIRTS NOW Open Daily 9 to 9 Sat. 'til 6 Sun. Noon to 5 p.m. Leader' Department Store 710 E, Broadway KRAMER'S WAREHOUSE SPECIAL TOP VALUE FREEZER At This Special Com* And Get It BARGAIN! MODK1. NO. C-li Many Other Bargains You ( aii't Afford to KRAMER ELECTRIC CO. 29 E. Ferguson Ave—Wood River—254-4364 NEW YORK (AP) — Minor league baseball, which lost a good deal of whatever glamor it. once had when the major leagues expanded from 16 to 24 teams, will attempt to regain some of that attention this fall with the inception of the Kadak World Baseball Classic. This series, a round-robin affair to be played in Honolulu Stadium Sept. 10-19, will feature five teams: the champions of the three U.S. Triple-A leagues — the American Association, In- Pacific Coast League; the ternational League and host team, the Hawaii Islanders of the PCL; and an a 11 - s t a r team of Latin American ball players from the Caribbean winter leagues. "This is the first real, progressive step that we in the minor leagues have taken to help ourselves, to develop our product," said George Sisler Jr., president of the International League and chairman of the tournament. The series is the successor to the Little World Series, which paired the winners of the International League and the American Association. Sisler explained that the Kodak tournament was designed to be wider in scope than the Little World Series, since it includes the PCL as well. "Then we asked, why not throw it open to the whole world—to anyone who can meet our standard of play?" Sisler said. Belleville wins plant ST. LOUIS (AP) - Inter- therm, a St. Louis based furnace manufacturing company, announced plans Wednesday to build a 278,000 square foot furnace manufacturing plant at the Belle-Valley Industrial Village in Belleville, 111. The plant will be used to manufacture Intertherm's line of gas, oil and electric furnaces, a company spokesman said. DUNNELLON, Fla. (AP) That swinging record for consecutive holes of golf has been broken again—this time by a couple of men in their 30s. Ed and Chuck Massey of Ocala played 1.100 holes at. the Rainbows End Country Club between 6 p.m. Monday and 1:30 p.m. Thursday. They said they could play fast because rain kept most golfers off the course. They broke the record of 1,067 holes set last week at Orlando by teen-agers Jess and Bubba Riles. Ed, 34, averaged 92.5 strokes per 18 holes and Chuck, 31, averaged 96. They said they tried for the record just to see if they could break it, but said it would be a long time before they picked up another golf club. Ed's feet were so swollen when they finished he couldn't tie his shoes. Sport Shorts Charlie Schmitter is in his 33rd year as fencing coach at Michigan State. o <> o <> <> > o 4 4 < 4 ^> <> CHUCK DIERING DIERING'S CORNER Q. What was the largest ice cream sundae ever prepared? l Everything Is sugar and spice at Chuck Dicrlng Chrysler • Plymouth. Inflation melts away like Ice cream when you trade your 4 > old car with Chuck. Come t In and Check us oul. Check jy our stuck. 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