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Designated Tournament Cheered By Trevino, Criticized By Palmer FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -Jack Nicklaus says he wouldn't be playing if he didn't have to. Arnold Palmer says it's just plain unfair, And Lee Trevino says it's the greatest thing since they put dimples on the golf ball. · Those were some of the mixed reactions of pro golf's great players to the new designated tournament concept under which the game's leading players are required to play in certain tournaments. "In my own mind," the 44- year-old Palmer said, "I feel that it is not quite fair to all the sponsors. And it is not fair to the players, either." "I approve of the concept," Nicklaus said, "but I' m not sure that this is the way to go about it. It's impossible to make a judgement based on one round of one tournament, "We'll just have to wait ant : see." Trevino. on the other hand was enthusiastically in favor of the designated player set-up that got its first test Thursday in the first round of the $250,000 Colonial National Open Goll Tournament. TEXAS MASTERS · "This is Ihe Masters of Texas," Trevino said. re required to play die gnated tournaments. "It's great for the tournament that is taking place," Palmer said. "But it will hurt ither tournaments. "No player can play in 52 ournamenls a year. He has to akc time off sometime. He ;an't skip these. So he has to ;kip others. I'm not sure that his is the proper thing. "I think it should be his prcr- ig alive to skip where and when ic wants." Nicklaus had much the same "I've played here every year I've been eligible. I'll play her?; every year 1 continue to be eligible. Colonial has always done so much for Ihe players. Now this year they jack the purse up another $100.000 and theyr'e doing even more for you. "This is one of the fines! tournaments, one of the best- run tournaments in the country It always has been. Now iff even better. "Think what a great thing 11 would be to win a tournnmpnl like Ihis. All Ihe great players are here. If you win, you bea 'em all, beat alt of the best Think what a great thing tha would be." The designated lournament is a brainchild of Tournamen Players Division Commissionei Deane Beman and former com missioner Joe Dey. It is de signed to highlights ing up to a TPD championship in the f a l l . MAXIMUM OF 10 ; The Colonial is the first o three designated events on Ih schedule this year. The rule provide for a maximum of 10 in a season. All leading players provide a series of to the season, learl deas :ism. vould but He not tempered his criti- said, however, he be playing in the as," he said. "I :ourse pretty well, lave trouble here. Colonial if he weren't required . "I would have played in Dai- play that I always I think a player owes it to himself tn lay where he has the greatest chance of success. But I wu-i't give up my time with my fami- "So I missed a tournament where I play well to'play in a .ournament where I don't play well. TICKET SALES UP "Obviously, however, this has Teen a great thing for this tour- namenl. They've got Ihe besl field they've ever had. Their advance ticket sales are way up. The advance publicity has been great. "But I like the idea and what they're trying' to accomplish. I'm witling to go along with the concept. I don't know how much good it does or how much harm it docs. "What we'll wind up with, nobody knows." Charles Coody, who was on Met Reliever Pitches NY Past St. Louis ST. LOUIS (AP) - Baseball's revised scoring rules denied the New York Mots' Harry Parker credit for a save during strong relief pitching Thursday. But the lanky right-hander, workhorse of the thin Mets staff, couldn't have cared less after preserving a 6-4 National League victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. "That doesn't matter," maintained Parker, whose one-hit stint over the final 2% innings vas statistically unrecorded in jrotecting the decision for left- landor George Stone. 1-3. "We've got to 5(art winning," le emphasized in Jisting higher ariorities. "We've got to get to he .500 mark and then take it 'rom there. "1 don't feel any special hur- den on this staff," Parker added. "When I do get the call, though. I like to he able to do my part. 1 ' Raises Batting Average To .538 Nerthw*** Arfeamoi TIMES, Friday, May 17, 1974 rjkvrrrrviLLC, · 9 Brett Sparks Pittsburgh Past Cubs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitting against Ken Brett may not be as tough as pitching against him. The Pittsburgh Pirate left- hander can throw a baseball as hard as most pitchers in the big leagues--but he also hits as hard as most hitlers. Brett raised his batting average to .538 and his pitching av- the TPD's policy board when the new concept was approved said "We'll have to take a look at it. You never know how something on paper will look in actuality. Unless something nn foreseen comes up. I think it will he a good thing." Tom WeiskopF. once a critic of the plan, said he's changed his mind "Anything work . when along--if it's going at 7:I5 instead of o'clock- -maybe you don't like it at first but the more you think about it the better you like it. "It won't make t h a t much difference in my schedule. "We all have to play under the rules of golf. This is a rule, Big Indy Hopefuls Yet To Qualify CARDINAL REJECT Parker, once a Cardinals' Farmhand, was called in from the bullpen Thursday because :be Mels had sent ailing reliever Tug McGraw to New York Tor examination of a rib cage muscle pull. And the persistent injury lo McGraw disturbed Manager Yogi Berra. whose team has a 15-19 record. "We're hitting the heck out of the ball, but we need more pitching," Berra reflected. "We've got 25 days without a day off, and if we have to put Tug on the disabled list we'll have to find another hurler." Stone pitched well until Mike Tvson slashed a one-out double wilh the Mets ahead 6-3 in the seventh. That brought on Parker, who surrendered a pinch single to Jim Hickman setting up the final Cards' run, Ihen stopped St. TEMPERATURE CHANGE "I got tired, but I don't think it was because of the four innings I worked Monday night," observed Parker, who survived two ninth-inning walks. "I think it was the heat," he suggested. "We just came from Chicago, where it was cold like the middle of winler." Don Hahn's second home run of the season, a two-run blast. and utility infielder Teddy Martinez' two-run double sparked the early Mets' attack. "He just happened to get it nto my zone," Hahn said of his clout off Cards' starter John Curlis, 2-4, who surrendered all of New York's runs and squandered a 2-0 lead. The failure of C u r t i s irritated Cardinals Manager Red Schoendiensl. 'He just hasn't been able to find the plate all year," Schoendienst complained. "He's got good stuff. All he has to do is throw it over the plate." Victoria Slaps Arkansas Trays Again, 12-8 VICTORIA, Tex. (AP) -- Angel Canlres and Ron Diggle each slammed home runs in a six - run sixth inning to spark Victoria to a 12-8 victory Texas League victory over the Arkansas Travelers here Thursday night. The victory pushed Victoria 314 games ahead of Arkansas in the Texas League East. The loss was the Travelers' fourth straight. Arkansas got off to a 4-0 lead .i the third inning, but the Toros scored three runs in the bottom of the third and then went ahead to stay with three ire in the f o u r t h . Carlob Sagredo accounted for two o: the runs in the fifth inning with his t h i r d home run of the sea son. Arkansas cut the lend to 6-5 when Jerry Mumphrey tripled home Larry Hcrndon in tin fifth. A bases loaded single bv Randy Trap and a fielde choice netted two runs in the sixth and Ihen Canlres account cd for three more wilh hi. home run. Moments later Diggle crashed his scvcntl homer of the season and fourtl rage to .500 Thursday night ·hile helping the Pirates beat he Chicago Cubs 5-2. "Hitting has helped me get where I am." Brett said after ollecting two singles and nocking in two runs. "I'm not he kind of pitcher that's going o have a 1.09 earned run aver- ge. I've got to help myself anyway I can and hitting does t for me. 1 take pride in my lilting." Brett, who didn't slick around o pitch a complete game, iayed around long enough to Set the victory--his third in six iecisions. In the other National League !ames, the New York Mets .topped the St. Louis Cardinals i-4; the Philadelphia Phillies rimmed the Montreal Expos 6-li ind the Atlanta Braves bombed he San Diego Padres 11-1, ROYALS WIN In the American League, the Kansas City Royals defeated .he Texas Rangers 5-3 and the ^hiciago White Sox tiippcd the Oakland A's 4-3. Shortstop Mario Mnndoza collected the first three hits of his Tjitior league career, coin -lining with Brett to lead the Pittsburgh victory. The Pirates Forged a 2-0 lear n the second inning off loser Ken Trailing, 2-3. Hichie Heb ner and Mcndo/a triggered the in four nights. Arkansas and u p t h e i r three Victoria wine game serie. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Five of American auto racing's big men are awailing Saturday's second round of qualifications for the Indianapolis 500-mile race in an unusual position. Those drivers--Mario An- drelti, Al Unser. Gordon Johncock, Johnny Rutherford and Roger McCluskcy--are usually solidly in the field and well on their way fo having cars set up for the race by this lime. And. under the new shortened qualifying setup for the Indy classic, they could end up on Ihe outside looking in on race day, May 26. ; The five represent 49 years of Speedway participation, four victories, four poles and five national driving titles. Un'ser and Rutherford lost out in the opening session of qualifying last Saturday when they blew engines in the morning practice period and failed to get into line for the time trials before the 11 a.m. start. Johncock, the defending Indianapolis champion, and An- drctti were left waiting in line when rain ended the first ses- Fiesto Bowl Switched PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) -- The NCAA Extra Events Committee has granled a Fiesta Bowl re quest for a change in time anc date. Fiesta officials said Thursday. The fourth annual post-season football game, to be televiset by CBS for the first time, wil be played Saturday Dec. 28 a t ' p.m., F.DT. It will be second half of a television double header following the Sun Bow in K\ Paso, Tex. tonight and then the Traveler: return to Ray Winder Field Sat urday night -for a throe-gam? series against Shreveport. Bellinger Named ITHACA, N.Y.'(AP) -- Larrj Ballinger was named Thursda; as defensive line coach at Cor nell University under head foot ball coach Jack Mustek. ally with two-out singles. i A single by Brett knocked in tebner and Mendoxa came ome with the second run when irett was momentarily caught n a rundown play before first nd second base. Brett made It afely to second, llebner and Mendoza' also ig- ited a two-run rally in the ourth. Brett drove in one of he runs with a bloop single to center and another one scored m Al Oliver's single. Mendoza singled in the sixth and scored another Pirate run with the help of sloppy Chicago nficld play METS~6, CARDINALS 4 Hahn hit a two-run and Teddy Martinez Don lomcr pounded a two-run double, ral- ying New York past St. I/ouis. Losing 2-0. the Mets were ignited by Hahn's homer in the econd inning. Martinez followed with a two-run double in the ifth, when the Mets chased St. L.ouis starter John Curtis with a four-run explosion. Tour Announced AKRON, Ohio (Al 1 ) -- The $75.000 Professional Bowling Association National Champion ship at Downey. Calif., will in augurate Itic PBA 12-city sum mer lour on June 2. First prize is $9,000. and the f i n a l s will he carried on nation televison (CBS), the PBA an nounccd Thursday. National Tournament Direc tor Harry Golden said thai tola prize money nn the sumnie tour wil he more than 5600,000 The tour winds up in Detroit or Sept. 3. TERMITES ? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Rooche*, Anti, Spiders, e COMMERCIAL · RESIDENTIAL, 442-7298 PHILLIES (, EXPOS 3 Tommy Mutton drove in five r u n s with two homers and a single, leading Philadelphia past Montreal. Hutton gave the Phillies their first run with a single following Del Unser's double in the first inning. The first baseman then hit a three-run homer in the third and a bases-empty shot in the fifth. Hulton's performance, the best run-producing effort of his major league baseball career, helped Sieve Carllon win his fourth game in seven decisions. BRAVES 11, PADRES 1 Marty Perez drove in six runs with a single, double and home run and Carl Morton pitched a six-hitter, leading Atlanta past San Diego. The Braves shelled Rich Troedson and three other San Diego pitchers for IS hits. ROYALS 5, RANGERS 3 John Mayberry hit a mammoth, two-run homer and Ha McRae slammed a bases-empty hot, powering Kansas City ver Texas. The defeat was the third in a row for the Hangers' Ferguson "cnktns, 6-4, who was relieved or the first time this season after Maybcrry's 440-foot blast n the sixth inning. WHITE SOX 4, A'S 1 Home runs by Buddy Bradord and Ken Henderson car- led Chicago over Oakland in a game shortened to seven in- trigs by rain. What Blis Howe did for the illiams didforBourboiu Evan. Williams' Siiux, 1763, Kentucky's 1st Distiller Lions and people are family creatures. lions need each other. They live in communities while olher cats prowl the darkness atone, or in pairs. Lions need each ot her for p rolect fon. We, too, need the love and protection a family provides. But who provides for the family should something happen to one/ or both parents? The Lioness could. You need a plan to provide the cash your family will need and life insurance is the only sure way to provide a specified amount of money at an unspecified time. Call your Kansas City life Agent for family Plan Protection. GARY CHANEY 7/17 nciiz. KANSAS CITY LIFE INSURANCE COMRMW please Mnd ft's coupon for a hw 17* x 22" posttr ([jam and Pmple are Family Creatures) foi your children and [nformaliori mboat ^^ State. sion nearly two hours early, ind defending national champion McCluskej 1 wasn't any- vhere near ready to put his new Riley-Offenhauser in the ield. In the past, the top drivers vho experienced trouble the first clay could come back Sun- clay and slip into the field. A n d . when that failed on occasion, .hey could qualify during one of "he two sessions the next week. But now, after a time cutback because of the energy crisis, there are only seven lours of lime left. A blown engine or other serious mechanical problems could knock one of Ihe five veterans out of the 33-car field. Unscr, who won here in 1970 and 1971, said. "There's nothing you can do about it but just hope it doesn't happen. If you have any problems the morning of qualifications, you are just out of luck." Johncock and Andretti set the pace in Thursday's surprisingly light practice session. In all, 26 drivers made practice runs, hut most of them were running in the 170s. Johncock could do no better than 184.049 miles an hour, leaving him more than seven miles off A.J. Foyl's 191.632 m.p.h, thai currently sits on the pole. BMiiMiiiMiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiDiiiiinmniiiiiiiiaffliiiiinii Beaver Level Arizona Put On Probation For One Year KANSAS CITY (AP) - The National Collegiate Athletic As sociation has placed the University of Arizona on probation for one year for violations hi recruiting track and field athletes. The NCAA said a coaching staff memtwr provided transportation for a prospective athlete to the university, and also contacted a junior college athlete without the permission of junior college officials. The NCAA nntccl that the u n i - versity already had placed track Coach Willie Williams on Probation for one year. Tho .school's probationary period began Feb. 25. During probation the university is barred from recruiting track and field athletes and fro initially awarding athletically related financial aid to track and field men for the 197-1-75 iicademic year. HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER Beaver Lake level stood Friday at 1123.28 feet above s e a level. Engineers reported lhat the generators were not being used. INTEGRITY Of Public Officials h necessary to maintain confidence in our government from top to bottom* ELECT DICK HOYT SHERIFF WASHINGTON COUNTY Pol. Ad Pd by Hoyt for Sheriff Comm. Opal Hammond Chairman 00 INSTALLED · Lifetime Guarantee DUALS Adding One Side £ A A Including One 9 ^~9 Muffler ·"·«·' Both Sides Including Both Mufflers SEEBURG MUFFLE master charge THE INTERBANK CARD ... an easy way to mark them all 'paid' The time you save making one payment for all purchases and services each month just might be the greatest thing your First National MASTER CHARGE "buys" for you. 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