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Southern Illinoisan (Newspaper) - July 7, 1974, Carbondale, Illinois SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN SUNDAY WCt Play Wednesday 105000 season tickets sold for WFL openers c New York Times New York With the best players they have under contract striking the rival National Football League the 12 teams of the World Foot ball League open for business this week hoping they can con vert the optimism in their hearts into money in their pockets Unlike the established NFL which is threatened with the cancellation of its preseason schedule the WFL has schewed exhibition games in favor of a 20game regularseason schedule In other words the league hasnt given prospective fans a chance to see how bad its teams really might be before they begin playing for In Soldier Field keeps That happens Wednesday night when fivegames will be played the Portland Storm at the Philadelphia Bell the at the Florida Blazers the Squthern California Sun at the Birmingham Americans the Houston Texans at the Chicago Fire and the Dteroit Wheels at the Memphis Southmen Then Thursday night the New York Stars will play the Jacksonville Sharks in the leagues first nationally televis ed game over the independent TVS Network No reasonable estimate on the attendance at the games can be made but the leage reports hat Fire expect 35000 Chicago AP The Chicago Fire with brightest flame takes on the defensively strong Houston Texans fai a World Football League opener here Wednesday night Brisk promotion by aggressive Fire owner Tom Origer who has made exChicago Bear Carter his showpiece could produce a crowd of 35000 at Soldier Field The 55000seat stadium also is the home of the Bears of the rival National Football League Along with Carter a fiveyear pro with the Bears and Cincin nati Bengals Fire Coach Jim Spavital has a lineup sprinkled with other former NFL players carryingcredentials They include such offensive starters as tackle Steve Wright 10year NFL players guard Dave Bradley a No 2 Green Bay Packer draft three years ago running back Cyril Finder wide receiver Jim Seymour and center Guy Murdock a star Houston Oilers rookie two years ago Of brothers death Misconception Dayton Ohio AP The death of his brother is not a subject race driver Salt Walther likes to discuss Skipp Walther 27 died in a violent hydroplane racing acci dent last month at Miami while Salt and other family members watched from shore Skip was a year older and I always looked up to him said Salt straining to keep his voice emotionfree His death was very painful to me But I have to believe that he died doing something he en joyed You know the dangers of racing boats or cars every time you race He knew what he was getting into But Salt badly burned in the 1973 Indianapolis SCO his brothers death was not a signal to take up a safer livelihood I wont stop racing said the husky Dayton Ohio wouldnt have wanted Skipp to Hole in one Fred Lane of Murphysboro shot a hole in one recently on the par three 175yard No 5 hole at Jackson Country Club Lane used a five wood forthe first ace of his career as he played with Jim and Gary Vin yard of Carbondale Herschel Ellis of Murphysboro In other Jackson news retired 74yearold jurist C E Wright of Carbondale shot his age again 363773 stop racing hydroplanes because of what happened to me at In dianapolis The accidents that Skipp and I had were flukes Racing cars or boats just isnt that dangerous It was a very unfortunate coincidence After Skipps death Salt took some time off from the US Auto Club championship circuit to sort things out Some rumors started that he might retire in fluenced by his brothers fatal accident Buf Salt whose given name is David was back again for the Schaefer 500 at Mount Poceno Pa on June 30 Visitors to his garage found him happy about the chances of his blue and white McLaren racer winning the race He was running well in the race until a broken transmission sidelined him after 79 laps and he finished 20th among the 33 cars Before and after the race Salt talked with newsmen answering more questions about his near fatal crash at Indy and some about Skipp Several writers reported him callous or insensitive about Skipps death Im sorry for that Salt said I guess I tried to act a little tougher about that than 1 really feel Skipp was my big brother I loved him It hurt a lot more than 105000 season tickets have been sold by the 12 teams Fans who show up for the openers either out of starvation for football or curiosity will recognize some of the players but the overwhelming majority they wont know even with a scorecard Besides not knowing most of the players the fans wont recognize many of the new features of the league which beat the NFL to some revolu tionary rules changes In the WFL which is Me fourt professional football league to begin play in this country a touchdown will count for seven points instead of six and the one point coversion attempt will be made not by a kick but by a run or a pass from the line Among the other rule changes in the league which is the creation of Gary Davidson a founder of both the American Basketball Association and the World Hockey Association Kickoffs from the 30yard line goal posts at the back of the end zone missed field goals tried from outside the 20yard line returned to the line of scrim mage no fair catches on punts offensive backs permitted to go in motion toward the line before the snap receivers need just one foot in bounds for a com pletion a fifth quarter to break ties The rules obviously favor the offense which undoubtedly will prevail just as it did at the start of the American Football League in 1960 WFL people in cluding former NFL coaches feel the new league is ahead of the AFL at the corresponding time primarily because WFL teams have raided the NFL for talent The AFL really didnt become involved in a raiding war with the NFL until the new leage was six years old vs Japanese for boxing Inglewood Calif AP Mexicos boxing pride Ruben Olivares battles to prove ties shed the playboy image Tuesday night when he fights Zensuke Utagawa of Japan for the World Boxing Association version of the featherweight cham pionship Olivares 26 the former world bantamweight king says hes been taking this fight more seriously than any in his career His manager Pancho Resales agrees Olivares boasts at 7341 record including 66 knockouts His challenger the 126pound champion of the Orient is 352 with 10 kayos RAMADAINN Flamenco Room The finest in dining EVENING SPECIALS MON ITALIAN SPAGHETTI WITH WINE TUES ROCK CORNISH HEN AND WILD RICE WED PRIME RIB OUR SPECIALTY THURS TEXAS STYLE BAR B Q RIBS FRI CHEFS FISH SPECIAL WITH HUSH PUPPIES SAT PRIME RIB OUR SPECIALTY SUN AFTER CHURCH SUNDAY BRUNCH am to pm BUSINESSMENS LUNCHfON DAILY ENJOY OUR CARBONDALE FAST SERVICE ROUTE 13 WEST Milwaukee A5 Ed Sneed the leadetallthe way shattered the wouldbe challengers with NSH eaglfrthree on the sixth hole and breezed to a comfortable four stroke victory in the Milwaukee Open Golf Tournament Sneed 29 claimed the second title of his sixyear pro career with a final round of 72 and a 72 hole total of 27612 under par on the hilly 8001yard Tuckaway Country Club course The handsome 6foot2 native of Columbus Ohio became only the third man this year to lead through all four rounds of a regular tour event Jack Nicklaus and Johnny Miller were the others Grier Jones who made one brief run at the leader finished a distant second with a 71 280 Chuck Courtney Bob Zender and Dave Hill tied for third at 281 Courtney had a 69 and Zender a closing 73 Hill failed to make a challenge and had a final round 73 Three share LPGA lead Grand Island NY AP Sue Roberts fied a fourunder par 69 Saturday and vaulted into a tie with Murle Breer and Joanne Garner for the lead in the Niagara Frontier Golf Classic with scores of 143after 36 holes Mrs Breer the firstround leader with a 70 matched par73 on the 6377yard River Oakes Golf Club course Mrs Garner one stroke back of Mrs Breer after 18 holes turned in a 72 Next with 145s were Jo Ann Prentice the leading money winner on the Ladies Lytham St Annes England Open is figured at 161 along professional Golf Association AP with Bob Charles of New tour and Pam Barnett Miss Jack Nicklaus with the added incentive of scoring a third sweep of he four major titles has been installed a 92 favorite in this weeks British Open Golf Duke Former Southern Illinois University at Carbondale quar ttrbaek Brad Pancoatt will not direct At Cahokia High School football form thli fall recently contracted to do Tht Shelbyvllle prep product has been named junior varsity coach at Dukt University where hit former SIUC head coach Dick Towers will strva as an assistant coach this fall to Max McGee MeCee Is the brother of former SIUC as sistant coach Jerry McGee The people from Cahokia were very kind and under standable to let me out of my new contract Paneoast said SIU Photo Nicklaus favored Jack seeks sweep i Championship The men most likely to challenge the goldenhaired Only second ever Ed Sri wins The group at 282 was made up of Lee Trevino Tommy Aaron arid Larry Hinson Hinson had a lastround 70 while Aaron and Trevino matched 71s Sam SneachLva 62yearold marvel now in his fburtii decade of competition stumbled to a 75 287 Sneeds opening 66 staked him to a twoshot lead in me first round He had a threestroke margin after36 holes and led by four going into the last round of this tournmanet that began and ended one day early in order to give some players a quick start on their trip to England for next weeks British Open Sneeds winning margin has been exceeded only once this season No one got closer than three shots in the sunny breezy final round and Sneed all but clinched it with his eagle on the 524ryard sixth hole He lashed a longiron second shot that reached the green and trickled up about five feet to the leftof the cup Sneed made the putt and from then on it was a fight for second place The composed unemotional Sneed reeled off seven con secutive pars after that and put Zealand winner of the British Prentice shot a 71 and Miss title over this same demanding course in 1963 Nicklaus who failed after being heavily favored in both the Masters and US Open this year will be determined to pro ClKlilcItKO Ulc guiuciiiiancu JOOA American star according to ve that at the age of 34 he is not Londons legal bookies are losing some of his skills as did gritty Gary Player of South Arnold Palmer at the same Africa and Johnny Miller stage leading money winner of the 1974 US tour Playerwho captured his se cond Masters title in April is rated who enjoyed a winning streak early in the season is 81 The event begins Wednesday over the Royal Lytham course founded in 1886 in this quiet suburb of booming industrial Blackpool Its a tough dunes course whipped by winds and sprays from off the sea Loquacious Lee Trevino the winner in 1971 and 1972 is back as is Tom Weiskopf the defen ding champion They are rated 101 and 121 respectively Hale Irwin who conquered Winged Foots lightning greens last month in winning the US A 73 by Karolyn Kertzman and a 71 by Jane Blalock put them together with 146s Miss Roberts 25 carded six birdies three on each nine and two bogeys Her secret she said was lagging the ball up on those fast greens She three putted only the seventh and 15th itout of reach be hotod 22foot a birdie two on the 14th v That a fiveshot margin with ftjuicyholes to play softspoken articulate Sneed came into his own with tiie Kaiser Open last Jail but has been bothered by health pro blems and had been in a slump since then Canadian golf tour Clyde Webb secretary of Southern Illinois Senior Golf As sociation says he has a few more vacancies for an Aug 18 24 vacation trip to Banff Springs in Alberta Canada Twenty couples from our group have signed for the trip but a few vacancies remain and the trip is open to any other interested couples in the area Webb said The cost of the trip is per couple Anyone 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