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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ('• Want Ads Financia Section ll ChiSox Hang On, Win, 9-8 DETROIT (AP) - Home runs by Carlos May, Dick Allen and Rill Melton helped Chicago to a 9-0 lead after five innings and the White Sox hung on for a 9-8 victory over the Detroit Tigers Saturday. The White Sox staked Wilbur Wood to a 6-0 lead with six runs in the second inning off Luke Walker, 4-1. May blasted a three-run homer in the inning. Ken Henderson singled in a run and Hon Santo singled in two. In the fifth, Allen and Melton hit homers off Dave Lemanczyk. Allen’s homer, his 21st, bounced off the Tiger Stadium roof in left field. Bucky Dent also singled in a run in the inning. But the Tigers scored five times on six hits off Wood in the fifth. Ed Brinkman hit a two-run homer, Willie Horton a tw'o-run triple, and Jim North-rup an RBI single. I five hits off loser Joe Decker. 8-8, who left in the eighth. Three double plays in the first five innings aided Cham-■ pion, 3-1. George Scott walked to open Jhe Brewer second, but was thrown out trying to steal. How-; ever, Decker walked Mike Hogan and Darrell Porter and both scored on May’s double down the right field iine. MINNESOTA ab r h bl Hisle cf Carew 2b Terrell 2b Oliva dh Darwin rf Braun lf Holt 1b 3 0 10 10 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 10 3 0 2 0 MILWAUKEE ab r h bi Soderholm 3b 3 0 0 0 Thomqsn ss 3 0 0 0 Brqman c Brye Dh Roof c Decker p Buramier BCmobeil i Money 3b Younf ss Briqqs lf Scott 1b Heqan rf Berry cf Porter c 4 0 2 0 4 0 11 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 noo 10 0 0 2 10 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 idJohnson dh 3 0 I Mitchell pr OOO DMav cf Coluccio rf Tjohnson 2b Chmoion d EdRdqez o TMurohy p 3 0 I OOO 3 I 0 OOO OOO OOO Total Minnesota Milwaukee 30 0 6 0 Total 27 3 5 3 OOO OOO OOO— 0 020 000 0IX—3 E—Terrell. DP—Minnesota I, Milwaukee 3. LOB—Minnesota 5, Milwaukee 4. 2B—D.May. IP    H    R ER BB SO 7    5    3    2    4    21 CHICAGO ab Richard 2b 3 Orta 2b CMav lf Share lf DAilen lb Melton dh KHndrsn cf Downino rf Santo 3b Hrrmann c Dent ss Wood o Forster p r h bi I 0 0 000 1 I 3 000 1 I I 2 I I 2 I I I 2 0 I 2 2 0 I 0 0 I I OOO OOO DETROIT ab MStanlev cf 5 Suthrland 2b 5 Kaline dh 4 WHorton lf 4 Sharon lf 0 Northrup rf 5 Freehan lb 5 ARodraez 3b 5 Moses c 5 EBrnkmn    ss    4 LWalker    d    0 Lemncyk    p    0 Slayback    o    0 r h bi I 2 3 I 2 0 I 2 0 1 3 2 OOO 0 I I 0 I 0 OOO 2 2 0 2 3 2 OOO OOO OOO Decker (LJ 8) Burqmeier BCamobell Champion (W,3-l) EdRdqez T.Murphy 1-3    0    0    0    0    0 2-3    0    0    0    0    0 5 2-3    5    0    0    2    3 2 1-3    1    0    0    0    0 I    0    0    0    0    1 Save—EdRdoez (4). T—2:24. A—11,550. Total 36 9 IO 9 Total 42 8 16 8 Chicaao    060    030 OOO— 9 Detroit    OOO    053 OOO— 8 E—D Allen. DP—Chicaao I. LOB—Chicaao 7, Detroit IO. 2B—KHenderson, Downinq. 3B—W.Horton. HR—C.May (4), D Allen    (21),    Melton    (IO), E Brinkman (8), M.Stanley    (5).    SB-Meiton. IP    H R ER BB SO 5 IO 4    6 I 2-3 4 3    4 4 1-3 2 (131. HBP Wood (W.14-9) Forster L Walker (L.4-1) Lemanczyk Slayback Save—Forster (W.Horton). 17,470. WP—Wood. Forster 44 A— May Aids Brewers 3-0 MILWAUKEE I AP I - Dave Mays two-run double in the second inning and six-hit pitching by Billy Champion and Eduardo Rodriguez swept the Milwaukee Brewers to a 3-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday. May's double was one of only Royals Belt Boston, 5-3 BOSTON (AP) - The Kansas City Royals belted Boston start-j er Rick Wise for IO hits in less than five innings and w'ent on to a 5-3 victory over the slumping Red Sox Saturday in a na-' t i o n a 11 y televised baseball 1 game. Amos Otis, Hal McRae, Tony; .Solaita and Fran Healy had two; hits apiece in helping the Roy- 1 als to their fifth victory in the last seven games. KANSAS CITY BOSTON ab r h bi ab r h bi • Patek ss 4 0 10 Harper lf 5 0 10 Roias 2b 5 0 11 Griffin 2b 4 0 I O’ Otis cf 4 12 0 CooDer dh 5 1111 McRae rf 5 12 1 Yztrmski 1b 3 0 0 0 1 COwens rf 0 0 0 0 DEvans rf 4 12 0 Mayberry db 3 I I 0 Petrocelli 3b 4 112 Solaita lb 4 12 1 PMiller cf 4 0 10 Wohlford lf 3 0 0 0 Guerrero ss 2 0 10 GBrett 3b 4 0 0 0 Burleson ss 10 10 Briles P 0 0 0 0 Blackwell c 2 0 0 0 Fifsmrris o 0 0 0 0 McAulife ph 10 0 0 Healy c 3 12 1 Mntomry c 10 0 0 Huqhes or 0 0 0 0 Wise d 0 0 0 0| Cleveland p 0 0 0 0 Total 35 5 ll 4 Total 37 3 IO 3 j Kansas City 021 HO OOO— 5 Boston 021 OOO OOO— 3 lias< k l»2lll Standings AMERICAN LEAGUE E—G Brett 2, Pafek. DP—Kansas City ii, Boston I. LOB -Kansas City 9, Boston' 9. 2B—Solaita. D.Evans, McRae. HR —: Petrocelli (12), Cooper (7). SB-Otis, McRae, Harper. S—Griffin. I IP H R ER BB SOI 5137    3    3    I    3 3 2 3 3 Briles (W,l-2) Fitzmorris Wise (L.3-4) : Cleveland Save—Fitzmorris 1 23,393. 4 1-3 IO 4 2 3 I (I). T 0 0 5    5 0 0 -2:58. 0 A—I East w L Pct. GB Cleveand 44 35 .557 Boston 43 36 .544 I Baltimore 42 37 .532 2 Detroit 43 38 .531 2 Milwaukee 39 40 .494 5 New York 38 42 .475 6' J Oakland West 46 36 .561 Kansas City 40 38 .513 A Texas 41 42 ,494 S'j Chicaao 39 40 .494 5' a Minnesota 35 46 .432 IO' A California 32 52 .381 15 Saturday's Results Kansas City 5, Boston 3 Chicaao 9, Detroit 8 Milwaukee 3, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 3, Oakland New York 9, Texas 3 Cleveland I, California 0 Pitchers Today Chicaqo (Johnson OO or Moran 1-3) at Detroit (Lolich 10 8), 1:30 p m Kansas City (McDaniel 1-3 and Dal Canton 4-4) at Boston (Morel 1-2 and Lee 9-7), 2, i p.m. Minnesota (Butler 3-3 and Corbin 5 1) at Milwaukee (Colborn 4 5 and Rodriquez 5-2 or Travers 0-0). 2, 2 p m. Baltimore (McNally 7-6) at Oakland (Holtzman 9-9), 4:30 o rn Cleveland (J Perry 7-7) at California (Tanana 4-12). 5 P.m. New York (Dobson 6-10) at Texas (Har-i qan 6-4). 9 p m. Orioles End A's String OAKLAND (AP) — Ross Grimsley fired a five-hitter and Brooks Robinson and Paul Blair homered as the Baltimore Orioles snapped Oakland's five-game winning streak 3-0 Saturday. BALTIMORE ab r h bi Blair cf 4111 Grich 2b 4 0 2 0 TDavis dh 4 0 10 EWillams lh 4 0 0 0 Baylor lf 4 0 0 0 BRobinsn 3b 4 I 2 I Fuller rf 3 0 0 0 Etchebrn c 3 110 Belanoer ss 3 0 11 Grimsley p 0 0 0 0 OAKLAND North cf Campnris ss Bando 3b RJackson rf Rudi lf Tenace 1b Manquai dh Kubiak 7b J A Iou ph Maxvill 2b McKinev 2b Haney c Hamilton p Odom p r h bi 0 2 0 0 2 0| 0 0 0^ OOO 0 10 OOO. OOO OOO OOO OOO OOO OOO OOO OOO East W L Pcf. GB 43 36 .544 41 40 .506 3 39 38 .506 ta 35 43 .449 35 44 443 8 34 46 .425 9' a West 56 27 .675 — JA • A*>6 IO 44 40 .52* 12' a 43 40 .518 13 37 47 .440 19' a 36 51 .414 22 NATIONAL LEAGUE St Louis Philadelphia Montreal Pittsburah Chicaqo New York Los Anqeles Cincinnati Atlanta Houston San Francisco San Diego Saturday s Results Atlanta 3, Chicago 2, IO inninqs San Francisco 5, New York 2 St Louis 3. Cincinnati I Philadelphia 6. San Dieqo 2 Montreal 6. Los Anqeles I Houston I, Pittsburgh 0 Pitchers Tod*' 1 Atlanta (Capra 9 2) at Chicaqo (Reus chal 7-6), 2:15 p m. St Louis (Forsch O O and Thompson 0 2) at Cincinnati (Gullet 8-6 and Carroll 5- Los Anqeles (John 12-2 and Rau 6 5) at Montreal (Torrez 7 5 and DeMola 1-0), 2, ' San 0 Dieoo (Jones 5-12) at Philadelphia (Lonborq 10 7), 1:35 O tn. San Francisco (Bryant 2-10) at New York (Seaver S A). 2 05 p m Pittsburah (Rooker 5 6) at Houston (Osteen 7-7), 3:05 p rn MIDWEST LEAGUE Waterloo Appleton Wisconsin Rat Dubuque Cedar Rapids Clinton Burlington Danville Decatur Quad Cities Saturday's Results Cedar Rapid-. 3. Appleton 2 Quad Cities 4, Danville I t linton 2, Decatui 0 Burlington 9,Dubuque 5 Waterloo at Wisconsin Rapids, ppd Sunday    .    ,    _ Sunday s Games Cedar Rapid' at Appleton Decatur at Clinton Waterloo at Wisconsin Rapids (2) Dubuque at Burlington Danville at Quad Cities 33 3 8 3 Total Total Baltimore Oakland F--E.Williams. DP—Oakland I. LOB Baltimore 3, Oakland 4 2B~Etchebarren 3B—Grictv HR—B Robinson (8) IP    H 9    $ 5    7 4    I 2:05. A- , Grimsley ! Hamilton ; Odom I WP—Grimsley W.10 7) L.S-2) 31 0 5 O' 010 Oil OOO- 3 OOO OOO OOO— 0 (3), Blair, R ER    BB    SO 0    0    0    6 3    3    0    3 0    0    0    3 32,319. \Yanks Whip Rangers 9-3 ARLINGTON (Al 1 ) — Thur-man Munson slammed a two-run homer in the fourth, and Chris Chambliss blasted a three-run homer in the fifth Saturday night to lead the New York Yankees to a 9-3 victory over the Texas Rangers. W L Pct. GB 8 4 .667 8 5 .615 1 1 s 7 I .583 I 5 I .417 J J I .417 I Sou tire rn f I .SIJ mmrnmm 6 .538 Vj .. t 7 .462 I I 8 .385 2'a 4 I .333 I NEW YORK ab r h bl Maddox cf 5 2 2 0 RWhite lf 4 110 Murcer rf 5 13 3 Rlomberq dh 5 0 I I GNettles 3b 3 2 0 0 Chmbliss lb 5 113 Munson c 4 12 2 Mason ss 3 0 10 Gonzalez 2b 3 I 0 0 Medich p 0 0 0 0 Total New York Texas DP Texas I 37 9 ll 9 TEXAS ab r h bi Tovar cf 5 12 0 DNetson 2b 5 12 0 AJohnsn ti 5 110 Burruqhs rf 3 0 13 t.ovitto rf 0 0 0 0 Harqrove dh 4 0 0 0 Spencer lb 4 0 10 Randle 3b 4 0 3 0 Harrah ss 4 0 10 Sundberg c 10 0 0 Suns c 10 0 0 JBrown p 0 0 0 0 Thomas p 0 0 0 0 Clyde p 0 0 0 0 Total 16 3 ll 3 LOB IOO 242 OOO— 9 201 OOO OOO- 3 New York 6, Texas, 9 2B- Murter 7, Harrah, Spencer. 3B IA Johnson, R While HR Munson (8), I ChambMss (41. SF —Burroughs. Medich (W.9 I) J Brown (L.7-6) Thomas Clyde I J 06 A 33,817. SB D Nelson. Randle IP V 5 13 0 3 2 3 H R ll 3 »    9 I 0 I 0 BB SO 2 6 Says Most Dolphins Will Play By Cindy Rose MIAMI (AP) — Veteran center Jim Langer of the Miami Dolphins said Saturday he will ignore the picket line and report to camp and even if most of his teammates want to play in the College All-Star game they probably won’t get the chance. Langer said the National Football League Players’ Association may be able to stop the game simply by setting up a picket line. “Other unions would honor a picket line and then there would be no lights, no one to sell tickets, no ushers, and no concessions,’’ Langer told The Associated Press. “A lot more people are involved in a game than football players.” Langer said the decision to play or not would have to be ; made by each individual player. A New Look for Yankee Stadium —UPI Telephoto Joe DiMaggio, former New York Yankee great, stands on a n elevated subway station to look over the field where he made baseball history, Yankee stadium. The stadium is being refurbished for play in 1976. lied I ppers % Huh St-Ii rn ii it 73 All-Americans? — "Before your fine sports department gives the No. I college football rating to Ohio State, Notre Dame or Alabama,” the letter says, “would like to make a case in behalf of Oklahoma.” Well, sure, we would. Only thing is the letter came from one Carl S. Grisham of St. Louis, who must be the biggest Big Red fan of them all. What’s more, his letter is a duplicated copy which we assume he sent to many other newspapers. So how does he know' we ALL have "fine" sports departments? Grisham sure does have a crush on Oklahoma football. He encloses a list of the entire Sooner squad. At most schools they would call this a “three-deep” roster. In Oklahoma's ease, it is NiNE-deep at some positions, and at least five-deep at all of them. "Players encircled are 1974 potential all-Americans.” notes Grisham. “Players marked with 'N’ have future all-American potential “ Guess what. Ile encircled 15 “1974 potential all-Americans” and put an “X” by no fewer than 58 others! We met Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer at the National Football Coaches .Assn. golf tourney at Hot Springs. Ark., recently. First question we asked him: Does he believe Grisham is correct in rating his Sooners so highly? “Don’t believe I know him.” replied Switzer thoughtfully. “He claims we’re that good, huh? Are you sure lie’s really trying to do us a favor?” Forget Ohio, Michigan Grisham also has done a thorough job of comparing schedules of the top teams. He draws this conclusion: “. . It is very easy for a top school to play a weak schedule and make themself (sic) look like a real powerhouse. “Also think any team that does not play a full schedule (ll games) should not he ranked iii the top ten. Teams like Ohio State and Notre Dame only play IO. This gives them an extra week s rest and practice time.” He airily dismisses the other top contenders as follows: Ohio State—“Plays only IO games, of which two are against top teams—Michigan and Michigan State (and there is a question about Michigan State).” Notre Dame—“Also plays only IO. Will play only three top teams- Purdue. Pitt and Southern Cal, which are spaced out, making this a very push over schedule." Penn State—“Will play four decent teams out of ll. They are to be given some credit for up-grading, as they usually play only one or two top teams every year. Would not be surprised if Stanford, Maryland, N.C. State and Pitt beat them.” .Michigan—“They do play Stanford, Colorado, Michigan State, Purdue and Ohio State. This still leaves them with six cinch wins.'' LSC—“They have six real wcakies on their schedule.” Alabama—"The Bear also has six shoo- ins.” Arkansas—"They also have only five top teams on their schedule.” USU—“They do play five top teams in Colorado, Tennessee, Texas Ags. Mississippi and Alabama. Again no Oklahoma, Nebraska, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame. Missouri or Penn State to upset their apple cart. ’ Money in the Bank Texas Tech—“Five decent games with top teams. After Texas. Texas Ags, Oklahoma State and Arkansas their schedule looks like money in the bank.” Texas—"They also ha\e only Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas Ags and Baylor who can be considered better teams.” Nebraska — “They should he complete!) jelled by the time they open with four straight push-overs.” Missouri—“Believe you will agree Missouri ;ftid Oklahoma have the toughest schedules of any top teams. Besides the Big Eight, Missouri has Mississippi, Baylor and Arizona State (plus Wisconsin).” By now you must hi' wondering who the heck Oklahoma has scheduled. Maybe ll pro teams, huh? No. Grisham brushes aside the fact the Sooners face Utah State and Wake Forest (theres a pair to draw to!), and he doesn’t even mention Baylor, which is not exactly scaring opponents into cardiac arrest of late. And even though we all agree the Big Eight has been awfully rugged lately, certainly a team bidding for the title of Toughest Schedule couldn’t get many points for facing Iowa State and Kansas State, which had 4-7 records last year. Come to think of it. Oklahoma last year was tied by USC, which lost to Notre Dante aud Ohio State. And the Sooners barely beat a 5-6 Miami (Fla.) team 24-20. Their 31-17 victory over Iowa State wasn’t a bell-ringer. But we are afraid to argue with Grisham. Not when he fearlessly points out: “Oklahoma has perfect balance. I am sure any of the 15 players (the ones with “1974 potential all America”) would he stars on any college team iii the country. From kickoffs. field goals, punting, kick returns and offense and defense, they would he letter perfect. “Put this all together with the country’s top young coach and his hand-picked staff and you end up with the country’s top team. Thanks for your consideration.” Signed: Carl S. Grisham. Elenes Leads C.R. Win 3-2 APPLETON. Wis. - Larry Elencs pitched and batted the Cedar Rapids Astros to a 3-2 Midwest baseball league victory over Appleton here Saturday night. The Ast nos. who had been Clinton’s victim by the same 3-2 count in Cedar Rapids Friday night, opened the scoring with Rafael Tatis’ solo home run in the top of the fourth. /Appleton bounced right back to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom •of the fourth on Larry Walters’ I single and Kevin Bell’s homer down the left field line. That was the only serious dif- j Welty and Aurora Split AURORA. 111.—Welty Way of Cedar Rapids split a pair of one-run decisions with Home Savings and Loan of Aurora in a softball double header here Saturday night. Aurora, a long-time national softball power as the Seal-masters, used a run-producing first-inning single and the one-hit pitching of Dick Brubaker to win the opener. 1-0. Welty Way came back to win the second game, 2-1, on a two-! hitter by Al Rausch. The split left Welty Way with a 49-6 season record, Home Savings and Loan with a 30-2 mark. Welty Way    OOO    OOO 0—0 I 0 Aurora    IOO    OOO    x—I 8 0 W. Gatfner and Anderson; Brubaker and Qumn ficulty Elcnes encountered en route to the victory, only his third in nine decisions. He fanned 13, walked four and yielded seven hits. But to get the win. he had to come through with a double that turned the tide in the seventh. The Astros began their winning rally with two down. After Stan Floyd drilled a single to center, Jorge Moreno sent him home with a bad-hop double over third. Flenes then delivered a clean double over third, and Floyd sprinted in with the winning tally. Appleton Cedar Rapids ab Portley,2b Traveras.ss Tatis,3b Perez,lb Jones lf Rvma.cf Floyd,c Moreno rf Elenes,o (3) h rn 0 0 Medrano,cf . 0 Jeter .cf .... 1 Ondina.rf 0 Foster,lf 0 Walters,lb 0 Bell,3b 0 DllKMch.C 1 Wolf.2b I Thomas ss Kautzer.D Combs,o ... Holly,oh Sands,p Rudacille.bh (2) abb rh 2 2 0 0 0 I I I I 0 I 0 0 0 I 0 0 0 I 0 Totals 33 6 3 Totals 30 7 2 Cedar Rapids    OOO IOO 7"0—3 Aop.eton    OOO 200 OOO—2 E Pell. DP Appleton I, Cedar Rapids t. LOB —Appleton 7, Cedar Rapids 5 2B Moreno. Elenes. HR—Tatis, Bell. SH Dluoahc, Keizer IP H R ER BB SO Eienes (W, 3-6) Kautzer Combs (L. 4-4) Sands T — 2: CS. A 495. wally Way    OOO    101    0— 2    7    0 Aurora    OOO    OOI    O—l    2    0 Rausch and Zuccato; Carlson and Quinn. Martin Wins 2 Features INDEPENDENCE - Glen Mar-tm of Independence won the stock car feature here Saturday and also took a rain-delayed ifeature from Wednesday night. LATE MODEL Feature: I. olen Marlin, Ind ; 2. Karl I Sanger, Wat ; 3 Bdl Barthelmc Troy ; Mills; 4 Jack Mitchell, Cedar Falls 5. I Jim Burbridqe, Greeley. vv cu. Feature:    I, Glen Martin; 2 Jack Mitchell; .1. K Sanger 4 Bardie! mcs; 5. Ed Sanger, Wat. Heal winners: D Arthur Nestebv, Wa! ; Glen Martin . I Semi: Ed Sanger. SPC Indians Take Lead in East ANAHEIM (AIU - Dick Bos-man, making only his third start of the season, got late relief help from Tom Buskey Saturday night and pitched the Cleveland Indians into first place in the .American League East with a 1-0 victory over the California Angels. Busman and Buskey collaborated on a four-hitter as the Indians took a one-game lead over Boston in the East Divi sion. CLEVELAND db r h bl Lowenstn lf 2 0 10 Brohamr 2b I t-llis 'lb Spikes rf Gamble dh Hendrick cf BBell 3b 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 110 4 0 10 4 0 2 1 Duncan c 3 0 10 K i O’ r es pr 0 0 0 0 tis lb 10 0 0 Dultv ss 2 0 0 0 Crosby ss 2 0 0 0 Bosman p 0 0 0 0 Buskev D 0 0 0 0 Total Cleveland c.. iiOrim 32 I 6 I CALIFORNIA db r h b Rivers cf Chalk 3b Stanton rf FRobnsn dh Lahoud lf Doherty lb EIRdrqez c D Dov Ie 2b Kamirez ss Fiqueroa d 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 4 0 0 0 4 0 10 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 E Duffy, Cleveland I. Total JO 0 4 0 OOO IOO OOO— I OOO OvO OJO— 0 Brohamer, Fiqueroa DP LOB Cleveland 8. California ‘ORTSMAN      ..    ____ ____________ _____ I Feature: I Bob Schulte. Delhi; 2. Don 5. ?B Lahoud. SB Gamble, Lowen'tein I Johnson, Cedar Falls; 3. Bob Brenner,    IP H R ER BB SO Wit.    Rosman (W,l )    6 1-3    4    0    0 I    0 ROADRUNNER    Ruskev    7 2 3    0    0    0 I    I I Rainout-    I. Mike Krait, Wet.    Fiqueroa (LO!)    9    6    114    6 Want To Play “I still say 80 per cent of the 'Dolphins want to play the game,” he said, repeating a statement he had made earlier in the week. “I’m not saying they will all come out for camp or will do absolutely anything to play the game, but not play-| ing is a hard thing to swallow.” I low.” Langer said he would ignore the strike, report to camp and be ready for the July 26 All-Star game in Chicago. He said I some other Dolphins also plan to cross picket lines but declined to identify them. Tight end Jim Mandich said Friday night he would not honor the picket line. Union United “I want to play the All-Star game but I do understand the union’s point of view,” Langer said. "The union is united and behind their cause. They believe if we play the All-Star it will loosen the morale around i the league and they don’t want that. “But I don’t think they should be able to decide for us about the All-Star.” he added. “Most of the Dolphins can sacrifice the game check. But we earned the right to play in that game.” On Friday, Ed Garvey, executive director of the NFLPA, said that any veteran players who decide to play in the All-Star Game would have to “walk through a mighty hefty picket line.” He said that at least 20 Dolphins had agreed to picket the Sunday opening of the squad’s training camp at Biscayne college when rookies and nonregulars are scheduled to report. Veterans are to report June 14. NFLPA Will Flail Exhibitions By Bruce Dewitt Associated Press Sports Writer The president o! the National Football League Players Association said Saturday the NFLPA would do everything legally within its power—including soliciting help from other unions—to prevent NFL exhibition games if a strike against the owners is not settled. Bill Curry, a starting center for Houston last season, joined It other veterans in picketing at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Tex , as the first of 104 Oilers’ rookies and free agents filtered into training camp. “They (rookies) can practice here all they want to,” Curry said, "but if this thing is not settled, they’re not going to play the exhibition season.” Curry said the NFLPA could get help from broadcasters’ unions and the Teamsters to picket stadiums. “If nobody shows up at the stadiums and nobody broadcasts the games, why play the games?” he mused. Curry said he and other (Continued: Page 31), Col. 5.)