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DCS iUoincs ftciustcr SPORTS DCS Moines, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, Aug. 26,1975 W|*«"pi?>" - t -- - •>< i , , « v •""b&J'ZLi „ 4 ,x -f » , >,* Coovrinh), i«7), on MoihM *etut«f •nd Tribune Comow ***** What's the score? New Scoreboard to aid Iowa fans ,-«£ ... » ^ jSrt&r>.diiAi&,. j At long last, it seems people will know what the score is at Kinnick Stadium in Towa City this fall. If you're among the thousands who have watched Iowa football games there in' recent years, you know what an eyesore it was trying to read the scoreboards at the north and south ends of the field. Even when Iowa wasn't scoring any points, it was always nice to at least have an idea how much time remained in the game. But the scoreboards weren't working much of the time. Even when they were, the lighting was so poor that it took 20-20 vision or a good imagination to make out the numbers in the afternoon sun. So now Bump Elliott, the Hawkeyes' athletic director, has done something about it. The old scoreboards, which REGISTER REPORT By Ron Maly •UMP •LUOTT •OB COMMINGS were installed before Elliott arrived on the scene, have been torn down and new ones have been ordered. "We've. ordered them from Naden Industries, Inc., in Webster City for a cost of about $23,000," Elliott said Monday. "They're similar to the scoreboards Naden put in at Perm State, and they'll be up in time for our home opener with Illinois Sept. 13." BOB NADEN, vice-president of Naden Industries, said the Iowa scoreboards will be a bit larger than those his company has installed at Iowa State's new stadium. Iowa State also got a better deal. The scoreboards were some points to make it all seem worthwhile. <j "Gardner (Naden's brother, who is president of Naden Industries) and. I hope both schools do well," said Bob. IOWA PRACTICE - Coach Bob Commings is being more particular this year about who is admitted to the Hawkeye practices. Visitors are stopped at the gate and asked if they have a card — issued by Commings or someone else in authority — that will admit them. "We just want a little more security," Commings explained. "I want to have an idea, who is watching our practices." Seemingly, this will help eliminate the presence of an unwelcome visitor who might just want to do a little scouting for future opponents. Or doesn't that happen in college football anymore? 31 FOR 9 HOLES - At one time, Tom Zug of Des Moines was a part-time sports writer. Now that 'he's quit the newspaper business, he has MALY Please turn (o Page Two "We made a gift of them to Iowa State," said Naden. Even though Iowa didn't get its boards free, Naden said his company gave the school a good deal on them. "Iowa saved about $10,000 over what the normal fee would be for the boards it is getting," he explained. On the boards will be the score, time remaining, timeouts left for each team, the down, yard line and yards to go for a first down. Now, it is hoped, both Iowa and Iowa State will score Ford declines to pick winner of Big 10 tilt MILWAUKEE, WIS. (AP) President Ford, a .star football center at Michigan more than 40 years ago, diplomatically declined Monday to predict a winner of the Wisconsin-Michigan football game at Madison Sept. 13. Both schools are considered contenders for _the Big Ten championship, and Ford was asked for a-pr,ediction during an interview with local tele-* vision newscasters. "The only game 1 played against Wisconsin was in 1934 and they defeated us at Ann Arbor," he said. "That rivalry's great. I'm a little prejudiced for those Wolverine^. "But I think it will be a great game," the President added. "I understand the Badgers are going to be tougher this year so we better be a little cautious and go to work between now and then." MT EFFORT 3Y HOOKER LIFTS BOGS Stargell bats in 2 to doom Braves PITTSBURGH, PA. (AP) Jim Hooker fired a three-hitter and Willie Stargell delivered a pair of run-scoring singles, leading Pittsburgh to a 4-0 vic- t o r y over Atlanta Monday night. The Pirates maintained their three-game margin over Phila delphia and now lead St. Louis by 3Vz games in me Eastern Division of the National League. The only hits off Rooker (109) were Rob Belloir's one-out single in the first inning, a leadoff single by Dusty Baker in the second and Vic Correll's leadoff double in the eighth. "This is the kind of sharpness I had last year," said Rooker. "I don't even know how many bits I gave up. I just had my mind into the game." "But if I had been pitching this way all season we'd probably have a three or four-game bigger lead then we do." Correll was the only Atlanta runner to get past first base. He reached third with two out but was stranded when pinch- hitter Clarence Gaston grounded out. Rooker walked one and struck out three in pitching his first shutout of the season. Stargell tagged Mike Thompson (0-5) for run-scoring singles in the first and third innings. ATLANTA PITTSBURGH r» -<wv.ii < w.iwiu«u!Mniv »» i,.«..H«>»m^«.l.A.fe.».l««, V? .. m y^f»/-^ni jm w^. G»rr If .elloir ss vans 3b ab r h bl 4000 Stenneff 2b i! 5 1 5 Reynolds ss 22 l 1 •Wlllarns 1b 3 0 0 0 Stargell Ib iak«r rf 3010 OParker rf JOIOZIsklf 3000 Hebner 3b 3000 Dyer c. 1000 Rooker p Blanks 2b MThpsn r> "adeckl p o o o o Jllbreath ph 1 0 0 o Beard p 0 0 o o Gaston Ph 1000 House p 0000 abr_h.bl 4011 4 0 2 ! 3010 3010 4000 2000 29 0 3 0 Total 31 -( Total Atlanta oot ooo not— o Pittsburgh in 100 oox- 4 E—Hebner, Baker, Bellolr. DP—Atlanta Pittsburgh 1. LOB-Atlanta 3, Pitts- irgh 7. 2B—D.Parker, Correll. S—Roo- IP H R ER BB SO 31-36 4 3 2 2 12-310011 2 ! 0 0 0 0 MThpsn (L.0-5) Sadeckl Beard House "looker (W.I 0-9) T-1:59. A-l ,146. 10000 3001 Cards trail-rained out ST. LOUIS, MO. (AP) Rain washed out an eleventh- inning home run by Houston's Cliff Johnson, the sixth consecutive game in which he had connected, and Monday night's game between the Astros and St. Louis reverted to a 10-inning 3-3 tie. The game will fee replayed from the start as part of a doubleheader tonight. After Johnson's home run had given Houston a 4-3 lead, the umpires waited 2 hours 14 minutes during a heavy rainstorm before calling the contest. The Cardinals had a runner at first BASEBALL Please turn to Page Two •~l WIREPHOTO M Soggy pizza at the ballpark Kansas City Royals' fan struggles with piece of pizza during rain delay before start of Monday night's game with Baltimore at Kansas City. The fans got a chance to eat the pizza—in the rain—hut didn't see any baseball because game was rained out. Royals and Orioles, both 7i/i games behind in their respective divisions, will play doubleheader tonight. Indianapolis rolls, two Oaks injured By BILL BRYSON The Oaks' effort to damage Indianapolis' frail pennant chances was injurious only to themselves Monday night. Iowa lost the game, 4-0, and two players in the semi-privacy of Sec Taylor Stadium. The Indians, however, came closer to their dying breath despite Tom Hume's four-hitter for his second straight shutout against the Oaks. 6-Gatrie Deficit Evansville, which had just taken four of five from Indianapolis, kept its six-game lead in the American Association Eastern Division by defeating-Omaha 1 J^.__ The Triplets are two games from unseating the Indians as division champions, with seven games remaining for each. They could settle it with another victory tonight if the crippled Oaks can beat Indianapolis. Iowa, wounded emotionally by Dave Revering's leadoff tiomer (No. 21) oVer the center- Field fence in the fourth inning, began to suffer physically in the three-run seventh. Collision at 2nd Larry Milbourne wound up in a hospital for ankle X-rays af- American Association Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. G.R. Evansvillc 74 55 .574 .... Indianapolis ...68 61 .537 ft Omaha 63 66 .488 1) IOVM 53 76 .411 21 WESTERN DIVISION W. L. Pet. fi.B. Denver 76 50 .603 .... Tulsa 67 60 .528 - 9>/2 Wichita 62 66 .484 15 Oklahoma City 50 70 .388 27Vz Monday's Games Indianapolis 4, Iowa 0 Evansville 1, Omaha 0 Oklahoma City 8, Tulsfl 3 Only qames scheduled Today's Games 7:30 p.m.—Indianapolis (Zachry 105) at Iowa (Siebert 11-10) 2—Denver at Wichita Evansville at Omaha Tulsa at Oklahoma City ter he and shortstop Alex Ta- veras collided back of second and rebounded from the path of Joel Youngblood's single. One inning later, catcher Bob Didier was a foul-lip casualty. The man to see for replacements was in the stands — John Mullen, assistant to the general manager for the Oaks' OAKS! Please turn In Paye Two The Scoreboard American League Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. Boston 77 Baltimore 69 New York 64 Cleveland 59 Milwaukee ....57 Detroit 51 L. 51 58 64 67 73 78 Pet .602 .543 .500 .468 .428 .395 WESTERN DIVISION W. Oakland 78 Kansas City ...69 Texas 64 Chicago 63 Minnesota 61 California 60 L. 51 57 67 66 69 71 Pel. .605 ,548 .489 .488 469 .458 G.B. V/i 13 17 21 26Vz G.B. 15 15 171/2 19 Monday's Games Cleveland 5, Chicago 1 (N) Texas 1, Detroit 0 (N) Minnesota 6, Milwaukee 3 (N) Baltimore at Kansas City, rain (N) Only' games scheduled Today's Pitchers N—California (Figucrna 11-10) at Boston (Tiant 15-12). N—Chciago (Osteen 6-12) at Cleveland (Bibby 4-13) N—Oakland (Sieberl 3-3) at New York (Hunter 17-12) 2-N — Baltimore (Alexander 5-7 and Palmer 19-7) at Kansas City (Leonard 9-5 and Busby 15-9) N—Minnesota (Colt/ 11-10) at Milwaukee (Broberg 10-12) N—Detroit (Coieman 9-14) at Texas (G. Perry 13-15) National League Standings EASTERN DIVISION W. Pittsburgh .... 73 Philadelphia ...70 St. Louis .....69 New York 67 Chicago 60 Montreal 55 L. 56 59 59 62 71 72 Pet .566 .543 .539 .51<) 458 .433 All: Amazing boxing shrine at dot on map HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION'S TRAINING SESSIONS DRAW OVERFLOW CROWD the great Cuban fighter of two decades ago, former welterweight champion of the world. When Muhammad AH found him, he was a man in the depths, broke and broken. Now he has a job, the nature of which is difficult to determine, but he has an income and he has his pride. Overflow Crowd The gym was crowded to overflowing and Muhammad All had just gone through ordinary paces, no boxing. But without hitting another human, he entertained; without punching a man, he worked hard. There was the rope- skipping, the shadow-boxing, pounding the heavy bag, riffling the light bag. And although it was not very humid, the perspiration flowed freely. Now he grabbed a stool and carried it into the ring and he sat down heavily and began his monologue, the bast part of all for those who had journeyed hours to see him. "I'm the onlicsl heavyweight champion who lets you come in here and watch me work oul for nothing," he said "No other heavyweight champion ever did that." Sadler There Someone leaned over closer In Dick Sadler, who was with George Foreman from the 11,mp he turned pro and is The man was Kid f.avilan with.^li now, and said, "You By PHIL PEPK Ntw York Niwi DEER LAKE;, PA. - what is it about him that turns so many people on? What is it about, him that brings people here to this tiny dot on the map, some 150 miles from New York City, driving for hours for the chance to get even a glimpse of him? What is it about him that makes them journey to this training camp from all over the country, as if on a pilgri- age, to watch him work for an hour? "It's like he's a shrine," says Gene Kilroy, an aide to Muhammad Ali. "Look at the license plates on the cars parked here. They're from all over the country. People come here in campers and park them up there on that hill overnight so they can watch him work out. the next day." Most Amazing Man "He is." says publicity man, Bob Goodman, "the most remarkable fighter I've ever worked with; the most amazing man I've ever met You don't know the thinss he does that make this job easy Nobody knows a lot of the things he does. Take that fellow over there." He pointed to a black man sitting ringsideT a man in his fifties with black hair slicked WESTERN DIVISION Ci.nciniMh ,, l.oi Anijelfi . San Fr-incKr.o San Diego .. Atlanta ..... . .V/ Houston ......50 W .fi.'j .ffi .63 .60 ft? feft 70 71 82 Pet. .650 .523 4B8 462 43-i GB 6 14 17 G.B 22 WHA Saints, Orr near agreement BOBBY ORR TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA (AP) - Efforts to lure Bobby Orr from the Boston Bruins intensified Monday when Orr and his attorney met again with Wayne Belisle, president of Minnesota of the World Hockey Association. Alan Eagleson, Orr's attorney, said following the meeting his client would give the Bruins until the start, of the season to make a counterproposal. Orr has one year remaining on his $225,000 annual contract with the National Hockey League club. Orr, one of the premier de- fnnseman in the NHL, has been negotiating with the Fighting Saints since last spring and reportedly is close to signing a multi-year contract with the WHA dub. "Best Package' Terms of the offer have been released, but. it will not re.- portedly cover Orr, 27, for the rest of his life. Belisle said his offer was "the best, package ever offered an athlete and maybe the best employment package offered any businessman." He suggested Orr would be looked after for life "as well as his children and his children's children." In Boston, Harry Sinden, vice-president and managing director of the Bruins; said the NHL club is pursuing negotiations with Orr. Met With Orr "We've had a meeting. We've made an offer," said Sinden. "I don't want to get, into any of the negotiations in a public way. We're trying to do it on a first-class basis and want to continue that way." Meanwhile, the newspaper Quebec de Soleil reported Monday the Fighting Saints were assured of participation in the deal by II of the other 14 WHA teams. The paper said Orr would be. paid a bonus of $1.5 million to sign and $600,000 a year. The papp.r also said Monday's W H A league meeting here would he used to convince the three dissenting clubs to coop- irate in the plan. 20 Monday's Games Cincinnati 11, Chicago 4 Pittsburgh 4,...Atlanta 0 (N) New York 4, San-Diego 0 (N) Houston 3, St. Loim 3 (10 in nings, rain, N) Philadelphia 4, Los Angeles 2 (N) Only games scheduled Today's Pitchers Cincinnati (Billinghatn 04-h) * Chicago (S. Stonr- 11 -6) N—Atlanta (Easterly 1-6) M Pill burijn (Candflana /-3> WTT TITLE TO PITTSBURGH PITTSBURGH, PA. (AP) Vitas Gerulaitis broke Tom Okker's service three limns in men's singles and carried Pittsburgh lo a 21-14 victory over (Houston signs Elmo Wright ! HOUSTON, TEX. (AP) Elmo Wnghl, the wide receiver u'ho played out his option with I he Kansas City Chiefs last season,, signed a three-year con. tract Monday with the Houston . Oilers. Wright is a former University Muhammad AH: The champ people flock to see San Francisco in the third and : ° f " ousfon star who was the deciding game of the World, J^* 71 ' 1 f:h ° ice ° f the Chiefs Tram Tonms rhampionship' Hniision must compensate the playoffs Monday night Chiefs, presumably through a Until Iho men's smglns, H ap- future draft choice. Should a 2-N-Houston (Richar-i -j-R nnri ,i • pearcd the championship match'mutually agreeable solution SOM 0-1) at si LOUI-, (Rerri 12-0 and i would go down to the wire. Bet- fail, Ihr matter would fall un- Rasmussen 2-2) (y stove and liana Kloss had dor the Rozelle rule, under N-New York (Taie 4-12) * Sa.. i WQn (h( , womcn ' s doubles, K-2, which Pete Rozelle, National N-PhiUdeTphi'a "(underwood 12-8) jbcaling Evonne Goolagong Football league commissioner, Cawley and Peggy Michel. would determine the com,Then Cawley came hack lo pensation. heal Stove by the same, score in singles to tie the score. fi-<! ' Orulaitis and Mark Cox won men's doubles from Okkrr and Frew McMillan, 7-5, and Pills- PHILADELPHIA, PA lAP) burgh led, IS-1.1. al mler- -•- Backup quarterback Mike mission. Boryla will start in place of Pittsburgh nailed down lhr> Roman Gabriel Thursday when championship with Gcrulailis' the Kagles meet Cincinnati at easy 5-1 victory over Okker, a Veterans Stadium. Netherlands native. \\ \II.\HLK ,v\,v IIKNMVGTOV A BKTSY |«OSS FLAGS To Celebrile the BieealeMMl from <b\\ ."O at Los Angeles (Rau 10-8) N—Montreal (Warthcn 6-4 or Fryman 8-0) at San Franusr.o 8-9) Gabriel to sit tack. ».' had to have ;m appointment to see George." Sadler nodded. "Me too," he said. "I got the world all shook up," Ali was saying "I was left for dead seven times, but every time 1 look up, you're coming to one of my fights. I'm the savior of the tight game, the resurrecfor. i got AL! 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