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Western World Worse Player Defends South Africa JOHANNESBURG. South Africa (AP) -- Gary Player, embroiled in the widening controversy over apartheid, praised hi* native South Africa Monday, but admitted some changes had to be mate. The diminutive professional golfer, who has won some $88,000 on the U.S. pro tour this year although under police guard against demonstrators at many tournaments, said his travels have showed him that South Africa has only minor problems compared to western nations, South .Africa was the best country in the wdHd to live in, lie said, free from race riots, campus troubles, and still maintained discipline and law and "What's more I think we have a greater love for and understanding of the nonwhite people in this country than they nave in America for their Negroes," be said. "If if s a matter of sacrificing our country for sport, we must sacrifice snort** But he'did say that being forced to make such a choice would be a tragedy. "Basically, what Fm trying to say is that if we want to compete with the rest of the world at it is thinking now, we are going to have to comply with the way they are thinking,*' he said. "We will have to make some changes. What they are I dont know. This is where *e government will have to make the decision.** Sooth Africa's segregationist policies have led to the banning of South Africa from the last Olympic Games, and its being kicked out of the Olympic move- ment and the Davis Cup in ten- ris. Prime Minister John Vorster hat defied the complaints of the rest of the world. "If the choice is between taking part in international sport and our way of life, which we have developed in this country over generations, then naturally the majority of our people will say that we have no choice in the matter whatsoever," he said. Player, who returned to South Africa several weeks ago fbr'a rest, revealed that lie plans to play in the U.S. Open, the British Open and American PGA tournaments, although there had been some speculation that he might skip the U.S. tournaments because of the intense pressure placed on him by his country's policies. Touching All The Bases WITH STAN GOLDBERG Gary Player ...Defends Country THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Taesiay. Jet* t, ItTt Page 6-1 Short Running For Governor MINNEAPOLIS (A!*) - Rob- leaving his Florida retreat and Two Challenge US For America's Cup Reserve Clause In Trouble IN 1922 THE Supreme Court put baseball on a pedestal. The High Court, acting of a suit brought by the Baltimore club of the Federal League, declared that bdseball was not engaged in interstate commerce and thus not subject to the anti-trust laws of the land. For years baseball basked in this exemption. No matter how much loot the club owners took, in, the sport was not subject to the anti-trust laws. Some of the owners made fortunes that would make Rockefeller blink, but they did it without any fear of being brought to court for monopolistic practices. _ . Other sports weren't so lucky. In 1957 the Supreme Court said that football was subject to these laws. Basketball and boxing were already under them. The 1957 ruling created a stir in Congress and a bill was put forward to put baseball under anti-trust laws. But thanks to some effective lobbying it was defeated. * * * NOW THE COURTS ARE getting into baseball again. It all started when the St. Louis Cardinals traded outfielder Curt Flood to the Philadelphia Phillies. Trades like this have been going on for years but this is a time of protest and Flood turned out to be an angry young man. Under the impression that slavery was outlawed in this country, Flood decided to do something about it. "I do not feel I am a piece of property to be brought and sold," he declared. With that he brought suit against baseball and especially its reserve clause which binds a player to the team that signs him until he is traded. Flood showed he meant some business when he hired Arthur Goldberg, a lawyer of note who also happens to be running for governor of New York. Then in late May the trial began. It is still going on with so many baseball personalities being brought to the federal courtroom in New York that it is beginning to resemble the Hall of Fame. Those in favor of the clause claim that baseball needs it to survive. Those opposed say it is human slavery. * * * IT IS NOT the first time since the 1922 decision that baseball has been threatened with court action. In 1946 four players, all of whom had been banned from organized ball after jumping to the outlawed Mexican League, brought suit against baseball charging that radio and television had carried the sport into interstate commerce which would make it subject of the anti-trust laws. Commissioner Happy Chandler didn't feel like a court case at this time. So he lifted the ban and the players suddenly dropped their suits. Then in 1953 several minor league players and a minor league owner brought another anti-trust suit against baseball. This one went to the Supreme Court which upheld the 1922 decision 7-2. * * » FLOOD'S CASE IS a little different because it is the first that mainly attacks the reserve clause when it charged that baseball is violating anti-trust laws. The case will probably go to the Supreme Court before it is decided. While the court battle is going on the baseball front office just might study football's option clause in which a player may play out his option on the second year of his contract and then become a free agent. The new club must compensate the old one for his services. Football has managed to survive with this clause and baseball probably could also. It may have to because today's court, which is somewhat more liberal than the 1922 one, might feel that slavery ended 100 years ago and its about time baseball realized this. NEWFOHT, B.l (AP) - It's the world's oldest and most famous sailing prize-- the America's Cup, Holy Grail of yachtsmen. For more than a century this ornate, bottomless silver mug has lured rich gentlemen and gifted sailors to bring their country's finest racing yachts to Yankee shores. All have failed to win it But this year may be different. For the first time two nations have entered challenges- France and Australia. This is the third try in eight years for the Aussies, with Sydney newspaper owner Sir Frank Packer heading a syndicate bringing the all-new Gretd n, whose designer, Alan Payne, says "I think we have a chance." The French groap, led by Baron Marcel Bich, the ballpoint pen tycoon, is also bringing a new boat named France. The group indicates it is ready to spend and spend in the contest where jmly the very wealthy need apply. "We have prepared ourselves the best way we know how,*' says Bich's son, Bruno. After long drills and tuneups, these two boats and their crews will begin in mid-August the crucial final trials to determine which will be the challenger. There would have been two more challengers, but. groups in Great Britain and Greece bailed out. They had jumped in with challenges in 1967 after Australia's Dame Pattie was trounced n four straight races by the de- ender, Intrepid. There are also three groups of Americans jockeying for the right to defend the historic mug - two new boats plus an Intrepid so greatly revised and edited as to be considered a new one. The one watched closest is Valiant, designed by Olin Stephens, who has been in on the ilans for every America's Cup defender but one since 1937. Syndicate head Bobert W. Mc- Culiough of Riverside, Conn., Leonard Gains In Auto Standings INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Joe Leonard moved into the Top Ten of the U.S. Auto Club championship standings with his victory in the Rex Mays 150 miler at Milwaukee Sunday. Leonard's teammate, Al Unser, extended his lead among Indy-type car drivers by picking up 210 points for a third place showing. Unser earned 1,000 points for winning the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day. Last year's Indy winner, Mario Andretti, moved ahead of Dan Gurney for second place by placing Fifth at Milwaukee Gurney did not compete. In the USAC Stock Car Divi sion, Jack Bowsher moved from fifth to second place with tw weekend race finishes of secom and fifth. Norm Nelson dropped from second to fourth. las signed up at least nine veterans of the 1967 Cup campaign, as crew- and he will be her lelmsman. The other new one is Heritage, from Charlie Morgan of St. Petersburg, Fla. He designed ler, completed model tests, built her in his own boatyard, made the sails himself-- and now is also going to skipper her in the trials. The Intrepid group, with the boat that left Australia's best far behind in 1967, made drastic alternations to the hull, plus a new deck layout and lighter gear. Bill Picker of Newport Beach, Calif., former World Star Class champion, will be her skipper. America's Cup competition is in match races, two 12-meters fighting it out over a 24.3»inile triangular course with three tacking legs. It's a best-of-seven race series. The preliminary trials begin today on Long Island Sound, but these are just four days of shak- down runs and tryouts with a chance to spy on what the rival boats are using. It's also to give a ride to the syndicate members who are putting up the money. After that, the 12s come to Newport where intensive training begins in advance of the observation trials July 7-18. The U.S. boats begin elimination races off Newport Aug. 18 to choose a defender and the challengers launch similar racing three days later, . The finals open Sept. 15. ert E Short, owner of the Washington Senators baseball club, said Monday his name will be offered to the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party convention as a candidate for governor. Short, 52, said however, that he would encourage all of the party's candidates to take their case to "the people's court" the Sept. 15 primary election. Short met with reporters at a preview of a $6,000 half-hour television film plugging his candidacy. It was aired throughout Minnesota Monday night He has never formally announced his candidacy, but sprinkled his conversation with phrases such as "when I am elected." and said he is prepared to place his varied bus- ness interests into trusteeship of elected. Short is principal owner of the Senators, two Minneapolis hotels, a truck line and a charter air service. He said Ted Williams, manager of the Senators, probably would be named president of the club in the event a trusteeship is created. Short purchased the majority stock of the Senators before the 1969 season. His most famous move was to talk Williams into managing the club. Since his stint as owner he has almost become as well known as the Senator's manager. He travels with the team a good deal of the time and takes a great interest in all of the players. He incured the wrath of some of the fans when he '-Vised the Senators ticket prices. The team still drew close to a million spectators for the first new Senators time were since the organised. Since he became president, Short has become good friends with President Nixon who attended many Senators games last year. He currently employs David Eisenhower, son-in-law of the President, on his staff. Under Short and Williams the Senators finished over .500 last year for the first time since the 1950's. This year he and his manager both claimed that Washington was a pennant threat but the team is currently playing under the .500 level. Their has been some speculation that Williams might leave the club after the current season. But if he is put in charge as president the chances of him staying on are excellent. In a statement made earlier in the day Short said that Williams might as well become pres- dent of the club since he is already running the team. There are five announced candidates for the DFL party endorsement, but all are pledged to support the winner and are on record against an open prim-^ ary. Under Minnesota law, political parties may endorse a candidate but voters actually make" the nominations in the primary.^ Leaders of both political parties, however, stronely uree candidates to accept the verdict of state endorsing conventions-: "The people want to control the politicians, they don't want the politicians to control them," Short said. ' For some months, Short had said he would not seek the party endorsement but he said he had been urged to do so by close friends, even though he is op-' posed to the system. "The place to test products is in the marketplace," he said, meaning that candidates ought to test themselves in a popular primary rather than depend on he support of party delegates. "The people today have opened up the political process,"Short said. "They are go, ing to insist on having their, voices heard in the primary.'^ Grid Star Garrett Retires To Baseball NEW YORK (AP) - Mke Garrett at the height of his career as a star running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, formally announced his retirement from pro football Monday because "I just want to try something else"- baseball. The 26-year-old member of the Super Bowl champion Chiefs confirmed that he would play out the final year of his reported $450,000, five-year contract with Koosman Out For A Week HOUSTON (AP) - Left-han- der Jerry Koosman, hit in the face by a line drive Sunday, was found to have a slight fracture Monday and will be out of the New York Mets pitching rotation for a week. Koosman, 2-3, who has been idled by a sore left elbow, last pitched nine days ago. Flood Defense Completes Cose In Flood Antitrust Suit Kansas City next season, and then turn to baseball. Garrett, 5-foot-9, 200 pounds, had talked about quitting for some time when his present pact ran out and he let it be known last Friday after baseball's Los Angeles Dodgers picked him in the free agent draft that the time had come. The formal announcement came at a press conference Monday. "I'm not tired of football. . *. I love it" he said. "I just want to try something else. It's not an achievement. I just always wanted to play for the Dodgers." He shrugged off any idea that bis retirement might be a play to coax more money out of the Chiefs, or to get himself traded to a football team nearer his Los Angeles home. "I'm not talking about money This is not a money decision,* he emphasized. "If money was the problem, I'd stay in football "I know some people have used this as a way of bargaining, but if I wanted more money, I would just ask for it "It wouldn't make any differ ence if I was traded to the (Los Angeles) Rams. And if anyon else had drafted me besides the Dodgers, I would have become, television announcer." , Garrett presently works during the suirmer with a Los Angeles television station and aim is a curator at the California, Vfuseum of Science and Indus-try, developing sports-oriented, exhibitions. He is certain to take a huge. cut in salary in the switch from' football to baseball, and he alstt- accepts the fact that he will be playing in the minor leagues- j the Dodgers drafted him on the 35th round for their Bakersfield', Calif, farm club. LA Stars To Move To Salt Lake City SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Official announcement of the transfer of the American Basketball Association's Los Angeles franchise to Salt Lake City is expected Wednesday at a oress conference here. * Los Angeles Stars owner Bill Daniels and general manager Vince Boryla, who called the conference, are expected to make official the long-rumored move of the ailing Stars. Boryla had said Sunday he planned a telephone conference Monday with the team's attorney and Earl Duryea, manager of the Salt Palace, a huge sports-recreation c o m p l e x where the Stars would play. NEWSJPAPFRflR C H I V E ® -- . . "We haven't signed a deal yet, but we are proceeding along the lines that everything will be worked out,*' Boryla said. Both of Salt Lake's daily newspapers reported Saturday the switch was all set, with only the signatures on the dotted line lacking. The almost-new Salt Palace, which can seat between 14,000 and 15,000 for basketball games, is the big attraction for the ABA franchise. The Stars had poor attendance in California last season, partially due to competition from the more established Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. NEW YOBK (AP) - The defense completed its case in Curt Flood's $3 million antitrust suit against baseball Monday when an economist testified average player salaries had increased from$19,500in 1965to $38,376 in 1970. Dr. John Clark, Jr. of Concord, Mass, an economist for the firm of Arthur D. Little of Cambridge, Mass, said his analysis of baseball's net margin after expenses had declined from 12.5 per cent in 1965 to 3.7 per cent in 1969. The defense witness contested the earlier testimony of Bobert Nathan, an economist who appeared for the Flood side, and said the reserve system "tended to depress wage levels because there is no opportunity to negotiate." Dr. Clark said salaries increased at a reasonable level, within the structure of the reserve system, and the pay of es- tablished players increased substantially. He said the elimination of the reserve system would result in "the stronger teams getting stronger and the weaker teams getting weaker." He said the same results were to be expected in the case of most modifications that had been suggested during the three previous weeks of the trial. Jay Topkis, acting for Flood in the absence of Arthur Goldberg, his chief counsel, cross examined Dr. Clark who said "a player, toward the end (perhaps after 15 years) might have something to say" about rejecting a proposed trade. The cross examination of Dr. Clark will continue Tuesday. Rebuttal witnesses to be called by Flood include Marvin Miller, executive director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, and Dick Moss, the nation's counsel. Bill Veeck, former big league clubowner who now operates a New England race track, will be the last witness Wednesday when the case is scheduled to end. Dr. Clark testified that the average cost of developing a player was $316,000 and that only seven per cent of those signing professional contracts make it to the big leagues. Asked what made baseball a unique operation that needed the reserve system, which binds a player to a club for life, Dr. Clark said the extraordinary cost of developing players (25.2 per cent of operating revenue in 1969) made it quite different from ordinary business. He also said baseball owners had an intense desire to win but also did not want to see the weak get weaker in order to preserve competition. He also said the seven per cent who made the grade was remarkably small as compared to at least 50 per cent in most business operations. TJ Playoffs Set Today ; Thomas Johnson will meet Al-' legany at Donahue Field in Cum-" berland in the Class A-AA dis-' trict baseball finals today at 4p.m. The game was originally sched-, uled for Saturday at Frostburg State but was postponed because 1 of wet grounds. Walkersville Wins AAVAL Net Crown Walkersville dominated play in the first annual Monocacy Valley Athletic Association tennis tournament held at Thomas Johnson Saturday. The Lion girls, who won the district title captured all five of the top finishes. Karen Bachtell remains undefeated and top seeded, Kitty Buzza was second, Brenda Hedges took third, Kathy Mercer finished fourth, and Sue Mainhart was ranked fifth. The Walkersville girls lost only one individual match all season. Walkersville captured two of the top boys honors with Richard Currence holding the number one position. Ray Shortt ranked fourth in singles competition also for the Lions. Charles Gearhart, Calvin Chatlos, and Fred Tresselt of Catoctin finished, second, third and fifth respectively to give the Cougars a second place finish. North Carroll ended up third as Linganore, Middletown, and Brunswick tied for fourth place with three points each. Let hear it from Frederick. The most exciting team in the American League wants to hear from you. Come to Baltimore this week and shout for the Orioles as they take on the surprising California Angels tonight thru Thursday at 8 P.M. Then this weekend make noise for the Birds as they play the colorful Oakland Athletics Friday Saturday nights at 8 and Sunday 2 P.M. Ball Day. Bring the whole family and get a free baseball for all the kids 14 years and under. Choice seats available at: Shipley's Inc. 123 N. Market St. Remember, the more the Orioles hear from you, the more you'll hear from them. Baltimore Orioles Forget The Heat. Relax la The Cool Of this 3 Speed Blower With 4 Way Louvers. JUPITER 111 289 95 Eludes Installation Air Conditioned To Fit All Makes and Models BEAT THE HEAT WAVE . . FINANCING AVAILABLE .fcWSPAPlRl

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