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   Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa                                The Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., April 7, 1974 TV's Wide World' Eyes Girls' Tourney .THERE is no doubt the state .1 of Iowa has been a leader in girls high school athletics, and little argument that the annu- al state basketball tournament series has become the state's No. 1 sports production. But, all that has happened in the past might pale in compar- ison to what could happen to the future of the annual spring ritual that winds up as the "Sweet 16" state tournament field in Des Moines. And, it is well beyond the ru- mor stage. Several television networks have expressed an interest in the Iowa girls state tourney which drew record crowds again last month. They shot film of the tourney which in- cludes not only exciting bas- ketball, but also spectacular entertainment between and preceding games. As a net result, the ABC Wide World of Sports has ex- pressed a desire lo include the Iowa girls tournament into its highly popular, nationwide sports production. E. Wayne Cooley, the ener- getic executive secretary of the Iowa High School Girls Athletic Union, is currently on the road, 'apparently in con- tact with ABC officials to ne- gotiate for the network pro- duction. No Rumor "It's more than a Bob Smiley, Cooley's top aide who is currently hold- ing down the fort in Des Moines. "There is nothing definite yet, but it is in the discussion area and that is why Wayne is out of town." It follows, of course, that the girls final might wind up as an afternoon event if the ABC contact is completed. The Wide World of Sports i, an afternoon show. Such an eventuality couli put a little pressure on sur rounding states, and, in fact on all 50 states. Cooley recently hinted tha some neighboring states tha are being literally draggee into the world of girls basket ball, have ignored the popula Iowa 6-player, 2-court game ir favor of a game that is simi lar to boys basketball. Such a game, he suggested might not be as popular as the one played in Iowa and th sport might not reach the stage it has in Iowa. Nationwide exposure coulc wind up being a lever that could turn Iowa's popular girls game into a nationa' pastime. Decisions The Girls Union represent- ative council and board in control could wind up acting on the television spectacle at an important June 19 meeting in Des Moines. Another matter that will be up for discussion will be a decision on whether to go to the 2-class system in girls basketball, similar to that now in use by the boys. More than a year ago, Coo- ley's suggestion for a 2-class meet was rejected by the board. Cooley had feared that a large number of new basket- ball schools might become dis- couraged by tournament fail- ure, even though most repre- sented the state's largest schools. "I don't know how the group will go on that admits Smiley "but I would guess they may put off a 2- class decision for at least an- other year." The reason would be simple. "Some of the new big schools, like Cedar Rapids Iowa Defeats Coe Keglers IOWA CITY-The University of Iowa's bowling team downed Coe in a dual match at the Iowa Memorial Lanes Friday. The final score was 2863-2478. Brad Haddy had a 210 game and a 589 series for the winners, while teammate Bill Bloomquist rolled a 225-586. Coe, now 2-1, was paced by Dan Herbst with a 200-586. Helen's Old Style To Host Softball Tourney CLINTON-The Helen's Old Style 12-inch Slo-Pitch softbiill tourney at Erickson Center will be held April 27 and 28. The tourney is a double elimi- nation affair and the entry fee is sixty dollars. Rain dale is May 4 and 5. Meet the Preps k Ilu Jack Washington, Ottumwa and Estherville showed up very well in the recent tourney explained Bob. ''They came very close to making the state tour- PfQD nament." Another Track Time Linn-Mar will also host the first East Central Iowa confer- ence girls track meet on May 14. The outdoor track season gets underway in earnest this week, weather permitting. Several Metro area schools will be running in the annual Viking relays at Vinton Tues- day and more will be involved in the Tiger relays at Tipton on Saturday. Linn-Mar, with its final all- weather surface, may have the area's most ambitious track program. That school will host four major track meets in addi- tion to numerous smaller events. The third annual Lionette relays are slated on Friday May 3, with an afternoon ses- sion at and a night ses- sion starting at That field will be the best ever, including the three Cedar Rapids public schools, two Iowa City schools, along with DeWitt, Lincoln, Lisbon, Mar- ion, Northeast, Norway, Prai- rie, Tipton and Vinton. The llth annual Lion relays are set for May 7, with an- other fine field. Then, on May 11 Linn-Mar hosts a class A and AA district meet. of the growing number of summer sports camps is the WISA junior and senior high program at West- mar college in LeMars. Sioux City Heelan grid boss Beanie Cooper heads up the football end and Hinton's Garie Risk the girls basketball division. Some of the aides will include Keith Markow of West Union, Richard Bangs of Garnavillo, Jim Harris of Maquoketa and Deb Houg, scoring standout from M-F-L will be one of the counselors. For information, write to WISA, Box 253, Le- Mars, Iowa, 51031. Duane Kramer of LaSalle, Bob Jennings of Prairie and Jefferson's George Hidinger recently attended the Iowa High Schoool Athletic Direc- tors Assn. meetings in Des Moines. ..Dick. Motta. and. three members of the NBA Chicago Bulls Norm Van lier, Jerry Sloan and Bob Weiss will participate in the Tiger Bas- ketball camps at Iowa Wes- leyan college in Mt.Pleasant. For information, write Barry Holtgrewe, Tiger Basketball Camp, 104 E. Green street, Mt.Pleasant, 52641. Sports Slate MONDAY Kennedy al Iowa Ten: Hoover at W Tr.: JelfiBenton at Mar.4, cids Tec.: Wahlert at Jell, YORK (AP) Form SB: Coe at Upaer Iowa. G: Iowa at Iowa Slate. BB: Iowa at Northern Illinois. BB: Regis at Norway, lr.; Prairie, Linn-Mar, Marion la Vik :ng league manager D Williams is considering the of commissioner of the n G: Linn Mar al Reals, Ten.: Prairie at Baseball Association. G: war at Prairie. Ten..- um at feel honored that my nar Tr.: Tipfon at Marion, 4, oirls been brought up in ct G: Prairie at JeH, 3-15, giris Tr.: I.e. at Jeff. with the new league THURSDAY Tr.: I.C.West at Jell, Tr.: Linn-Mar al Wash, 4. girls. Ten.: Prairie at Wash, 4-30, Williams in a telphone terview here Friday nig Tfci.: Kennedy at Iowa City. girls. Ten.: Jeff al Linn-Mar 4-30 going to listen to wh BO: Upper Iowa al BB: Drake al have to say." G: Linn Mar at who managed 1 Ten.: Linn-Mar at Prairie, G: Anamosa, Monticello, Tipion A's to two Woi Marion, victories, was the cenl Tr.: Clinton al Jell. p.m. Tr.: Kennedy, Wash at Go-Hawk relays, 2 p.m. Ten.: Jeff al controversy when he 1 Charles 0. Finley's team la Ten.: WashjKennedv at Dubuque, BB: Luther at BB: UPOer Iowa at Penn. Ten.: Iowa at Michigan. Tr.: Iowa at Wisconsin. G.: Iowa In Illinois Pleased G: UNI IMiole invitational. BB: Iowa at AMnnesota. Ten.: Cornell at New Pac Tr.: LaSalle, Prairie, Linn Mar, in T aer relays at Tiplon.noon. FB: Drake spring (AP) Defensh BB: Gnnnell at Bubba Smith, who finishe Set Two Changes season on the Oaklat Raiders' bench, has signed Cyclone Assignments AMES Iowa State contract with the N tional Football League team. Football Coach Earlc Bruce got a new contract. announced the change in it a couple of days a? ments of two members of I'm very pleased with it Cyclone said Friday. "Now I ca Randy Hart, 26, will on getting in shap Iowa State's defensive play this season." and Keith Kephart, 29, will was still recuperatin sume Hart's old position as a knee injury last sun Cyclone's head junior when the Raiders acquire coach. Kephart had been on from the Baltimore Colt ISU staff as a full-time opened the season as er and Bruce says he hopes have that position filled in want to prove to th near of Oakland that I'm Iowa State's Spring ballplayer than I wa sessions begin Saturday said Smith. will conclude May 4 in was drafted by th Williams Field with 'the Sharks of th squad game. 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VBA offers. i MacArthur said he plans to "I've had three short conver-j conduct a feasibility study for a sations with those said mew stadium on Long Island Williams, although might be used to house a "I have no idea what the job; team in the WBA. would entail." The WBA is here to stay, said Williams, and will challenge the established American and National leagues for some of their talent. "I know of 70 players who Westphal Honored as Top College Athlete OSKALOOSA, William Penn women's basketball star Kris Westphal, formerly of Wyoming, controversy when he leftlgolf team gained a in becn contaeted Iowa, has been named to appear rles 0. Finley's team last'first two meets of the seasonihe added- "Il's Sot bit ofjin the 1974 edition of Olltstand- chance to go. I think thejing College Athletes of America. WBA will put a lot of pressure; Westphal, who is a guard on the team, led it to a fourth place Friday. In the first match, Kirkwood r K i, n on the rest of baseball, defeated host Keokuk 10-5. Later, Burlington downed the! Eagles 8.5-6.5. Medalist for Roger Hoover the of meet was Burlington with a 78. Gene Owens led Kirk- wood with an 80. Yost Resigns Cage Post at Deep River MILLERSBURG-Bill Yost, a graduate of Cedar Rapids Jef- ferson, and the head basketball coach at Deep River-Millers- burg for the past four seasons, lias resigned to accept the bas- ketball post at Sac City. SAVE Sears Sale Ends Sat. P.M. Pairs ItYESTER CORD PLY ifrength Guaranteed Miles Two steel belts mean strength while .two polyester cord plies j help smooth out the road. Wide 78 series tread really grabs the !road. 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CONCRETE STEPS IRON RAILS CONDITIONER PADS PITS WORK call collect 365-7003 Williams was in town with lohn D. MacArthur, the Florida multimillionaire who hired him as a public relations consultant finisli in the national tour- nament. She is the first woman from Penn ever to receive the honor. says ALL EXCLUSIVE DIAMOND GLOSS COLORS CHOICE OF ANT 1 COLOR-INCLUDING COSTLY REDS METALLICS ANY CAR-ANY COLOR BODY FENDER REPAIR with tvciy Enl Schtib paint job: BARGAIN DES MOINES lllOtOCUSTST. 236-6526 CEDAR RAPIDS 1000 2ND AVE.S.E 365-7544 DAVENPORT 810 WEST RIVER DR. 324-0631 Bob Zimmerman WONDERFUL AUTO WORLD PART IX And now let's all pilch in and destroy free enterprise WHAT CAN BE DONE BY BUSINESS? The hour is late. Business and free enterprise are in deep trouble. The responsible business com- munity must speak out now. What's going on here? Who owns big business anyhow? Big fat cats who grind us' all under their maniacal heel? Hardly! Twenty million Americans own stock far and away the majority percent: American people own stock through mutual funds, pensions or privately. The real capitalists, the real entrepreneurs, the real owners of American business are stockholders. Labor unions also have a big investment in the survival of free enterprise, and there are tens of millions of them. What voice and what collective bargaining rights would they have in a police state society? It's not hard to see why labor has been so powerfully pro- and pro-democracy and pro-free enterprise. How about the cynical voices from the pulpit, the intellectuals, the media, the literary journals, the basic sciences and the arts? What have they to lose if they can no longer complain, as surely they would be prohibited from doing, in any society not as free as ours. Remember FREEDOM IS INDIVISIBLE. You cannot have a half-free or nine- tenths free society and still be "free" Here is a breakdown of Americans by occupation groups, courtesy the last full census in 1970: 1. Semi-Skilled (factory and other workers, operators, apprentices, etc.) 18.6% 2. Clerical and Office Workers 15.5% 3. Skilled (craftsmen trained in a trade or skill such as plumbers, woodworkers, electricians, mechanics, butcher, watch repairs, etc.) 12.8% 4. Professional (doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, nurses and other technical workers) 12.3% 5. Unskilled Labor (domestic, industrial, farm worker, etc.) 11.2% 6. Service Workers (bank, advertising agency, research, consulting, etc.) 9.8% 7. Sales (retail and wholesale) 6.5% 8. Agriculture (farm owners and managers) 3.1% 9. Miscellaneous (retirees, housewives, students, etc.) 10.2% TOTAL 100.0% Which of these groups, would you say, would like to change over to the only three alternatives (or a combination of the three) to free enterprise, to wit: police state (Communism, Fascism socialism or welfare state? Which occupation group do you belong to and which political system would you prefer as an alternative to free enterprise? You say, big business runs congress? Big business gets anything it wants from congress by way of legislation or congressional "winking" at corrupt practices? Better think again! There is, in congress, and has been, a strong anti-business attitude. Business, admittedly not perfect, as you are not perfect in your own life, is viewed with great suspicion by many congressmen even though it is and has been stromg competitive business efforts which have raised America's, and much of the world's, standard of living to the highest level in history. In this, the ninth and last of my own personal effort, as a businessman, to counterattack those critics who are anti-free enterprise, may I propose some positive steps my fellow businessmen, as well as you, may take to guarantee the continuance of our free people. 1. Speak up lo college and university presidents and boards and ask that there be BALANCE in presenting BOTH SIDES OF THE FREE ENTERPRISE STORY TO STUDENTS.. 2. Speak out, as I have done in a yet free press, in defense of what is "good" and "right" in America. 3. Volunteer to speak at colleges and universities, on the radio and on TV also, purchase paid advertising through all media to inform the public about the benefits of free en-' terprise. 4. Evaluate college textbooks, as do civil rightists, labor unions and others to see that there is BALANCE in what is presented as the BEST INFORMATION to students. In a word, BALANCE. We have had too much of the cynics of our society and not enough from defenders. As we all near the 200th anniversary of the great American Dream freedom for all let us renew the effort lo make that vision come true. BOB ZIMMERMAN FORD The Man Who Pul SERVICE Back in The Auto Business IstAve. Eol 40th Si. 364-0181   

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