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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ft \ Tile Cedar Rapids Gazette: Mon., August 12, 1974 J 3 Clown Prince' Trevino Wins First PGA Title Nicklaus One Shot Off Pace CLEMMONS, N. C. (AP) -The clown prince of big time golf is back, and everybody is hailing him as a king. “Do you feel like the old Trevino?” Lee Trevino was asked Sunday after he had beaten out Jack Nicklaus by a stroke in a cliff-hanging victory for the 56th PGA Golf Championship. “I don’t know how the old Trevino felt,” the bouncy, (Final Scores Page 14) ebullient Mexican-American retorted. “Maybe I will have to ask my wife.” It was hot and humid and there was no icy drink waiting for the new American professional champion. “I will buy,” Trevino said. “Can anybody cash a check.” He reached in his dark trousers and pulled out the first prize check for $45,000. Everybody laughed. Almost everybody laughs at Lee Trevino. He is loose and uninhibited. He is quick with the quip. He has a rich home-spun philosophy. He is to golf what Yogi Berra and Dizzy Dean have been to baseball and Muhammad AU—without Ali’s occasional venom and militancy—to boxing. He has enriched the game with both his skill and his Trevinoisms: Rod Peppers % I*a# Svhrudvr When Champions Meet —UPI Telephoto Lee Trevino (right), the new PGA champion, received congratulations from Jack Nicklaus after turning in an almost flawless round Sunday to capture his first PSA championship. Nicklaus was second, one stroke back. NFL Players Will Report WASHINGTON (AP) — Fromlmated negotiations the sublime to the ridiculous, j starting Thursday. Bad Breath That’s been the mood Thus, an even more critical If you keen your mouth shut throughout the 42-day-old Na- sta & e may arise m two weeks, ii you Keip your mourn snui b ijf a settlement isn’t reached by It could go one of two continue, I by no means, a unanimous one. Although no tally was released, too long, you get bad breath.” tional Football League strike— 1 1 * “I missed three fairways- and that’s the mood now that it: ways . the first and 15th. might be closer to a settlement! Either the than ever before. (walk out en ers believe the strike’s death! knell has been sounded. “I’m not about to take a vet- NFL Players Association’s seven-player executive committee agreed to a suggestion by federal mediator W. J. Usery Jr. that the veterans report to training camp for 14 days starting Wednesday, a sort of “cooling-off” period while stale- “ Some times, you got to change putters. You look at one so long you get tired of it, the! j WQ Directions way you do your wife.” “Now that I got all this money, maybe I’ll buy the Alamo and give it back to the Mexicans.” “I come from such a poor family, my sister was made in Japan.” Since Trevino joined the tour in 1967, he has established himself as one of the giants of the game—twice U. S. Open and twice British Open victor, win-1 ner of 18 tour victories and banker of more than $1,270,000 in golf purses alone. His first PCA triumph solidified his position as one of the three best players of the current era along with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. He gave one of his most im-1 pressive and gutty perform-1 ances in winning the 1974 PGA crown in a head-to-head duel _ . with Nicklaus, who had to be Cl1 Bluffs Sunda y content with the second purse Cedar Rapids met host Ottum-of $25,700 after finishing one wa in the title game of the dou-stroke back ble-elimination format at 1:30 Trevino has become a person-; P t m - ? Iond ?>'- Ottumwa battled a1 nemesis of the great Nick- ,hr » u « h the losers bracket laus, beating Big Jack in a ranksforthe ri 8 ht t0 meet C.R. playoff for the U.S. Open Reihmann collected three hits crown in 1971 and also beating including two doubles while Guy him out for the British Open ti- Stoecker, Dick Church and ties in 1971 and 1972. Dave Gaskill had two hits each. Nicklaus paid him the su- Wilson sparked CU. to pre me tribute after Sunday’s; 2 - 0 in the first inning on -futile chase over the 7,050-yard, I run double but Council 1 tallied two of their own veterans masse, once again!Payment offices, scene of the er is threatening the season that is prolonged talks, none of them I ve c now barely a month away. The strike reached a water- ; Or the strike could be, for all shed phase Sunday when the intent and purposes, broken— C.R. Legion in State Finals 7-2 it appears the vote was a slim one, perhaps passing by only a cran under those conditions,” 4-3 margin. ; Houston Coach Sid Gillman One thing was clear, though, said. “All it would do is disrupt When the executive committee our camp. To come in and then could members left the Labor De-j maybe walk out two weeks lat- the most ridiculous thing ever heard of.” was smiling. Some were ob- Bud Adams, owner of the Ob viously bitter, muttering that ers, agreed. “We want players the new turn of events was a [who will come to camp and step towards ending not the stay,” he said. “If they all ly sapped—if a majority of the I but the unions strength, come in, we may be forced to players, with two weeks of solid Ed Garvey wasn’t smiling ei- cu t some of our rookies and training under their belts, de- ther. But the executive director, then they (the veterans) might cide to stay in camp. 'of the NFLPA was pragmatic waJk out again. We’d be back The decision to return to about the situation, explaining where we started, without any camp and play in the next two that while the 0WTiers have the players weeks of exhibition games was J ^sources to withstand a pro-j Joe Thomas, general ___[longed strike, the players sim- ager of the Baltimore ply don’t. I added: “I would look at The idea of working—that is, | with a very squinty eye, so to reporting to training camp— speak. My personal concern is and the union’s strength severe- How To Break Ties —A couple of readers have responded quickly to our invitation to suggest possible tie-breakcrs for college football games. As it is now, the college brand is the only level of football without some kind of post-game tiebreaker. Bob Young, 3617 Skylark lane SE, . Cedar Rapids, offers this idea: Flip a coin to decide which team gets to go first, then see which can return the other’s kickoff farther. The kickoffs would be from the same end of the field so there would be no advantage in wind, etc. Team penetrating the deepest on the kickoff return would win. Reader from Independence who asks to remain anonymous, writes this one: “Why not, after every touchdown, give the team TWO tries for the extra point(s)? Going further, after the second TI) of each team, they would have THREE chances.” Don’t scoff at either of these unless you can come up with a better one that wouldn’t require an extra 15-minute period. It’s not easy to arrange one that would be acceptable to coaches, players and fans. . As for tho first one above, we suppose coaches would be reluctant to decide a 60-minute game on the basis of one kickoff return (especially if they didn’t have a long kicker). In the second, even scoring all those extra points would not guarantee the game would end un-tied. We think the current option of going for two points or one has reduced the number of ties, but we still have them—some in crucial title games, like last November’s 10-10 tie between Ohio State and Michigan. Shrine Game Echoes —Gee, we were just writing the other day about colleges seeking to discourage their football signees from playing in high school all-star games for fear of injury. So Davenport Central’s Curtis Craig suffered an ankle injury in the Iowa Shrine All-Star game at Drake stadium in D M. Saturday. Let’s hope it won’t hinder him when he reports for practice at Nebraska next week. Incidentally, attendance at the game in Drake stadium was announced as 11,321. We don’t know if that will guarantee the Shriners a sizable amount to turn over to Shrine Crippled Children’s hospitals or not, but we certainly hope so. Another thing: If the Shrine does not show a significant profit, it probably will lose permission to hold future games. The sanctioning NCAA doesn’t want to give its blessing to all-star games that aren’t successful. We have one suggestion to the Iowa Shriners if they hope to continue (and we urge them to do so): For goodness sake, hire some professional people to promote the game for you. It was very difficult for the news media to obtain adequate news on the contest in advance. With all the potential ticket-buyers among Iowa Shriners and their friends, this game should be a sellout every year in a stadium the size of Drake’s (18.000). It ought to draw at least 30,000 in Iowa’s Kinnick stadium. Pass the Hash —A welcome note from P.L. “Pinkie” George, who has returned to D.M. and announced plans to promote some pro boxing in D.M., Waterloo and Council Bluffs. “The reason Cedar Rapids was not included,” explains Pinkie, “was because Bobby O’Dowd, former Cedar Rapids boxing man, told me he had some tentative plans for promoting some events in your fair city. “I have promoted in Des Moines and Waterloo for over 40 years. Council Bluffs was added due to the fact Ron Stander, ‘Iowa’s Tony Galento’, lives there. . .Since Stander lost in Minneapolis to Rodney Bobick, I am giving it all second thoughts.” OOO —When Earl Morrall went to Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula and asked if he should take a coaching job in the WFL, Shula replied: “Sure, if you want to work twice as hard for half the money.” OOO —Quoting Bear Bryant: “Here at Alabama we are concerned with winning national championships. If we do that, we figure conference championships will follow.” Kollsinith Wins Sam* Scholarship The Iowa Golf Assn. has awarded one of three Herman man- ^ ar u scholarships to Kenneth J. Colts, Kollsmith, 1434 Tenth street this NW, Cedar Rapids. Ken is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kollsmith. OTTUMWA- The Cedar Church Rapids American Legion baseball team unleashed a 13-hit attack led by Ron Reihmann to advance into the Legion state finals with a 7-2 win over Coun- par-70 Tanglewood course. No Mistakes “This man is fantastic,” Nicklaus said. “He hardly made a mistake out there. He, nt , 1 A u t 1 “ * . . walk, Church delivered a double hit almost every fairway and , n _ . in j u nmrx urn Bluffs in the fourth. However, C.R. plated three runs in the bottom of the fourth to virtually ice the win. After Wilson reached on a every green. I hate to lose but, when a guy plays as well as Lee did, there is nothing one can do.” Trevino fired a final 69—a score matched by Nicklaus—for a 72-hole score of 276, four-under-par. Nicklaus finished at 277, with the closest other pursuers a quartet two shots farther back at 279. They were the fantastic, 62-year-old Sam Snead, 69; Dave Hill, 69; Hubert Green, 70, and Bobby Cole of South Africa, 71. Player, winner of the Masters and British Opens this year,! never got untracked. Playing; well but failing to ignite one of his birdie charges—such as that marked by his second round 64—he shot 70 for an even-par 280 and seventh place. and Gaskill singled home Wilson. Sherman singled home CLOSE-OUT CARRY-OUT TIRE SALE SAVE 50% j or mort on popular sixes while they last ATLAS 4 PLY * PLYCROM * Complete Personal S«rvic« VERNON HEIGHTS STANDARD 1904 Mf. Vernon Rd. S I. I Phone 365-9008 | ★ leaving men on first Ken Kollsmith i during negotiations, then strik-i this might be some kind of ing if no settlement is achieved, 1 ploy. The veterans will come to The ot her scholars selected is not a new one. It happens in| camp, owners might start cut- '! ero Jeff J 10 ™^ 0 ” ’ I industry regularly. And it was ting rookies, 14 days later the shall town and Timothy \1ll1ngu considered months ago when! veterans walk out and there is 0 0ran 8 e taty, Iowa. the players association first no team.” j The scholarship is in memory; ther their education. The schol- idea Kansas City Coach Hank 0 * ^ errnan S 3 ™* w h° serve d the arship is in the amount of $2,000 Strain said- “Very honestly I * owa Assn. I° r more than over a four-year period and the don’t like it Either you’re 30 y ears - Its purpose is to assist I recipient must attend an Iowa going to play football or you’re outstandin g >’ oun g men to fur-!college or university. Kollsmith fine pitching stint as he went And now that they’re will- not going to play. The two-week the route, striking out 13 and ing—somewhat reluctantly—to grace period is not good. If allowing only three walks and report, at least one coach and they don’t come back to play J.' one owner don’t want them. football, then they should stay [ <- Sr others seem to feel it's out until they are ready to play : r * a gambit. And some play- football.” players association and second when Reihmann I met in Chicago. But the poked one of his doubles knock- was voted down then, ing in Gaskill. < Mike Boddicker turned in a Poor Conditions plans to enter Iowa State this fall to major in computer science. Kollsmith was named a State of Iowa Scholar for 1974, was a member of the Society of Outstanding American High School Students and the National Honor Society of LaSalle high school. In 1973 Ken was winner of the Cedar Rap-ids-Marion City Junior golf tournament and has been runner-up medalist for Boys State golf tournaments during the sectionals for the past two years. five hits. Council Bluffs ... OOO JOO OOO-2 5 *, e __ Cedar Rapids 200 310 lOx— 7 13 I Some Neely, Sorely (5), Cannon (7) and Rln- i,»cf done; Boddicker and Gaskili. U usl Get a grip on the gin that started the dry martini. Try Fleischmann’s in the handy half gallon. 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