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   Progress-Index, The (Newspaper) - July 19, 1970, Petersburg, Virginia                                Sports Editor Ravin About Dove Dave name crossed my desk twice m the last couple of weeks brought asmile The other The first occasion was an th New York Knickerbocker of5e Sat Da Rave had signed a new contract for S 197071 National The Second time I saw Dave Stallworths in a news al W0ks out for the best a Sp0t in W W sports and he deserves no less than the best many Some The only demonstration Dave Stallworth ever led was on the basketball court Those other demonstrations the ones which have become so fashionable recently would have been too loud for Dave He could never be a loudmouth Dave was quiet studiousand courteous He called his coach sir a practice which seems to be going out of style He never threatened to boy cott a team The only ultimatums he issued were to opposing players during the heat of battle lNeSro also was the product of a broken home Which is one reason I didnt smile when I read of his divorce He easily could have become a streetfighter and troublemaker But Dave found his escape from the concrete playgrounds of Dallas by choos ing to play basketball and study at Wichita Kan University By the time he finished school he probably could have been elected mayor The city white and black alike adopted Dave Not just because he played ball like no one had ever seen before at Wichita but because he was a great ballplayer and at the same time conducted himself like a respectable human being In turn he was treated like a human being and with respect When he led his school into high national ranking and was named AilAmerican for his efforts Dave became a hero to adults and an idol to thousands of young boys hoping to follow in his footsteps When it came time to join team there was no hassle over his contract Dave simply wanted to play basketball and he realized how fortunate he was to have the chance In the offseason much of his time was spent working with youth programs in Dallas Wichita and New York where he launched his pro career with the Knicks When he joined the Knicks Dave was an instant success both on the court and in his personal relations with the team New York writers found him a refreshing break in the big city pollution and big sports gloom Story after story was written about Dave and his seemingly glowing future Those who had known him earlier were not surprised Ik Then one dreamshattering night there was a story about Dave which made no one glow The hero had fallen flat on a hardwood floor in California where the Knicks were playing a game Dave had suffered a heart attack And that unbelievable night countless other hearts felt the pain In the ujtrastrenuous world of probasket ball perhaps no physical ailment is so feared as heart trouble Ask any player coach or doctor and hell say its the automatic end of a career Thats what they told Dave too when they flew him to a New York hospital For weeks in a strange arena with teammates dressed in white he waged his toughest battle against an unseen opponent within himself Cards and letters flowed into his room from all over the nation And they were written to a human being not just a ballplayer Each day Dave was visited by Eddie Dono van then general manager of the Knicks And he was told not to worry hed always have a job with the team as a fulltime scout if he wanted Slowly with the quiet determination that had marked his earlier career Dave did fight back to his feet and then out of the hospital Still the doctors warned no more basketball So two years ago he returned to Wichita to finish working toward his degree and to coach the freshman team Unknown to all but a handful of close friends he also coached himself Hour after hour he skip ped rope and did calisthentics It was a strain at first but he never considered quitting When he felt he was nearing full strength Dave informed Donovan what hed been doing and that he wanted to play again Donovan told him to forget it to keep his health and come back to his job as a scout Dave just skipped rope some more And as the freshman coach he worked himself into some scrimmage sessions Finally he called in local doctors to examine him They confirmed what Dave had hoped His heart as well as his body seemed to be sound again This time Donovan listened when Dave told him the news After consultations with the team doctor it was decided to make the gamble Dave received an immediate hike in salary which he hadnt asked for and he was quickly back on the Knicks roster Last season he was an important part of the teams drive to a championship He had lost none of his touch as a player and joined the brilliant group of subs called the Minutemen which time after time came off the bench to relieve tired start ers They were the ones who made the difference in the stretch drive title And Dave Stallworth according to the an nouncement of his new contract still holds an im portant spot in the Knicks plan for the future Thats fine Thats where he belongs Hes one player whose heart really is in the game Casper Beats Heat And Stretches Philly Lead PHILADELPHIA API wii UL i it PHILADELPHIA AP Bil ly Casper scrambled through wilting heat to a onemnderpar 71 Saturday and stretched lead to two strokes after three rounds of the Philadel phia GoM Classic Casper the reigning Masters champion held a onestroke lead going into the days round He opened as if he would run away with it reeling off birdies on the first three holes but couldnt keep up the pace The placid veteran finished with a 54hoe total of 206 10un derpar on the 6670yard White marsh Valley Country Club course and two in front of non winning tour regulars Terry Wilcox and Dick Crawford Crawford had 67 and Wilcox a 68 while the rest of the field drifted back in the ping heat A group of six were tied for fourth at 210 sixunderpar and four strokes back of Casper They were Labron Harris and Miller Barber 69s Frank Beard 70 Bunky Henry and Bruce Crampton 72s and Charles Coody 74 Tom Weiskopf in contention at 213 after his second consecu tive 68 pulled out of the with drawaldecimated field Weis kopf had failed to sign his card when he left the scoring tent aft er Thursdays first round but a member of the scoring commit tee found him and later got his signature Failure to sign the card is a violation that calls for automat ic disqualification but the com SPORTS Pregmslndex Sunday July 19 1970 23 mittee not knowing all the facts accepted his card as val id When the facts became known Saturday Weiskopf withdrew saying it would not be right for him to compete and win prize money if he had violated a rule British Open champ Jack Nicktaus leading money winner Lee Trevino and former US Open champ Ken Venturi with drew earlier in the week Casper gunning for his third tour title of the year opened up as if he would make a rout of it pulling out to a fivestroke mar gin at one time But he began drifting back as mistakes caught up with him in the scrambling round that in cluded six birdies three bogeys a double bogey and only eight pars Golf said Billy is a hum bling game He rifled an iron to within three feet on the firsthole ran in a 20foot putt on the second and chipped in from about 30 feet when he missed the green on the par five third But he put his tee shot in puddle on the fourth took a drop chipped past the hole and missed a 21foot putt colnv ing back And it started getting scrambly He birdied the next when he pitched to within twofeet bir died the seventh from 36 feet but bogeyed No 8 a par four when he was in the left rough with his first two shots That Wt hrn three under for the day but his bid to pull away was ruined on the 175yard para three 12th where he took a double bogey five Caspers seven iron to tht green went to the left down steep embankment He tried chip up the hill but it hit the top and rolled back almost to where he was standing He was on in three and twoputted I completely misjudged tha wind Casper said of his tea shot Thats exactly where I deserve to be He matched a birdie on tha 13th a fivefoot putt with a bo gey on the 15th where he missed the green and closed out with a disappointing 71 Bob Murphy who had started the day just two strokes off fell back with a 75 for 215 Snow Heads The Funnies Fractions Mean Happiness By JOHN PHELPS ProgressIndex Sports Editor YORK PaGene Snow the used ear salesman from Texas who drives at speeds his custo mers never dared emerged slowly from under the uplifted body of his brilliantlypainted Dodge Funny Car and couldnt decide whether to smile or frown Snow the nations fastest drag racer in his division has reason to be at the same time reason to be dis appointed Im happy because1 we did twotenths of a second better than anyone else grinned the 30yearold bachelor after grab bing yesterdays top qualifying epot for todays Summer Na tionals drags Snow closed his afternoon just beftjre sunset with a run showing an elapsed time of 7258 seconds per quarter mile and a speed of 21126 miles per hour Hed turned a slightly better ET earlier but that was his best speed and it all over shadowed his nearest challeng ers Tom Sneden Vic Brown and Phil Castronovo So how could he be disap pointed I could take it off the truck now retime it and do a seven oh declared Snow who just last week in Chicago became the second Funny Car driver in the country to break into the six second range with 697 Snow doesnt expect to equal or better his Chicago mark here The York strip one of the oldest major dragways east of the Mississippi is famous for a tricky bump near the fin ish The main reason I ran a third time today was to try the right hand lane said Snow I ran the left Jane earlier and Ididnt like that bump at all Well the right lane is a hun dred percent better On the right side you dont hit the bump until just at the finish line With that in mind Snow is hoping to draw the right hand lane this afternoon when this NHRAsanctioned meet moves into its more serious business eliminations Whether he will or not depends on a coin flip before each run Snows best lapsed time yes terday was a 7232second ef for He was followed in the Funny Car those nitro fuel guzzling darlings of the fans by Sneden at 7430 Brown at 7450 and Castronovo the Suf folk raceway record holder at 7550 Jim Nichol of Spring Valley Calif was top in the fule drag ster class with a 6724 elapsed time 22004 mph Tom Raley followed at 6777 Jim Walter had 6818 and Marshall Love had 6864 Best speed of the day belonged to William Nansen in a dragster at 22277 The pro stock qualifications was a thriller down to the wire and nearly passed the 10 pm cutoff time Dick Landy had led the field as of 8 pm with a 10012second effort Two hours later Ronnie Sox of Burlington N C was clocked at 9998 seconds And before Sox had a chance to return to the pits Dick Oldfield of Huntington Woods Mich turned in a 9936 Oldfields mark was better than the official record of 994 seconds for the pro Stock class but this meet is not recognized for new records Ray Motes of Olathe Kan took top gas qualifying with a 7428 ET at 20594 mph Bill Mullins followed at 7535 Jack Jones at 7574 and Larry Brown at 7622 Williams7 Triple Leads Cubs Win Over Astros HOUSTON AP Billy Wil Jams rapped a tworun triple in a fourrun seventhinning rally hat sparked the Chicago Cubs to a 73 victory over the Houston Astros Saturday night The Cubs trailed 31 when pinchhitter Johnny Callison sin gled with one out in the seventh ook second on Don Kessingets Dingle and scored on a single by Giants Hunt Has New Record SAN FRANCISCO AP Ron Hunt of the San Francisco Slants established a National League record Saturday when ie was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career He was hit on the back in the fourth inning by Montreal Mike Wegener vho earlier in the game gave up the 3000th hit of Willie Mays career Hunt had shared the league iitbypitch record with Frank Robinson who played with Cin cinnati in the National League and now is with Baltimore of Jie American League It was the 18th time Hunt had been hit this year He is in his iighth season in the league Glenn Beckert chasing Houston starter Jack Billingham Williams greeted reliever Jack DiLauro with his goahead triple to right center field and scored on Jim Hickmans infield hit off Jim Ray A single by Williams and Hickmans 20th homer gave the Cubs two ninth more runs in the The Cubs spotted the Astros a 30 lead before Hickmans sin a grouhd out and a run double by Ron Santo the comeback in the scoring started sixth Thoroughbred Auction Highlighted Monday LEXINGTON Ky AP Perhaps the most talentladen thoroughbred yearling sale in Keeneland history highlighted by the auction of a full brother to Majestic Prince gets under way Monday In four sales sessions Monday and Tuesday afternoon and eve ning 169 yearlings will seek new homes change nearly hands million will and dozens of dreams of racing glory will be born It was just four years ago that Frank McMahon a Canadian lumber tycoon paid for a colt by Raise A NativeGay Hostess at the Keeneland auc tion He named the colt Majestic Prince and watched as it won the Kentucky Derby and Preak ness Stakes before suffering an injury and finishing second in tht Belmont in a bid to become the first Triple Crown winner in two decades Now comes the same Spend thrift Farm of Leslie Combs II that sold Majestic Prince to McMahon with another chestnut colt by the same sire and dam But this one is far from the only star of the twoday Keene land sale where more than 500 entries were turned down so on ly the finest in breeding an con formation could be offered for sale Billy Casper Waves Putter Alter A Birdie Larry Hinson Watches Chip Miss The fiucs Stun Sandston 20 By FRED TALBOTT ProgressIndex Sports Writer COLONIAL HEIGHTS The Colonial Heights Post 284 Buc caneers gained a tie for first place in the Third District American Legion baseball race by downing previously unbeaten Sandston Post 242 20 at Shep herd Stadium last night It was a scoreless mound bat tle until the bottom of the sev enth when the Buccaneers Jim Jesse took advantage of a Sandston error to score The second Colonial Heights run scored on a passed ball in the eighth with Post 284 left fielder Randy Collins crossing the plate with two away Winning pitcher Reggie Bow en held Sandston scoreless yielding six hits Bowen walked only two batters Linwood Loving suffered the loss for Sandston Loving held Post 284 to two hits fanning five but allowed five base on balls Both starting pitchers re mained through the games en tirety Yarborough Captures Bristol Pole BRISTOL Tenn AP Thirty of NASCARs top drivers ed by Cale Yarborough of Tim monsville S C will shoot for 33000 in prize money Sunday n the Volunteer 500 Grand National race at Bristol Interna ional Speedway Yarborough won the pole posi ion and was one of nine drivers who surpassed the previous rack qualifying record in Fridays trials which deter mined the first 10 spots G C Spencer of Jonesboro Tenn who hit 103366 miles per lour in a 1969 Plymouth led the 20 drivers who qualified in time trials Saturday One of the fastest qualifiers was Fred Lorenren of Elmhurst til a threetime winner on the Bristol track whos making his third start since coming out of retirement in May He took the 13th position in a 1970 Dodge with a qualifying speed of 102460 mph Spencer will start llth while the No 11 spot win be filled by Friday Hassler of Chattanooga Tenn in a 1969 Chevelle Hass ler stood on his Friday speed of 1 2687 mph Newcomer Dick Bown of ort land Ore won the I4th position with a speed of 102096 mph in a 1970 Plymouth and Grand National point leader James Hyl ton of Inman S C will start 15th in a 1969 Ford after stand ing on his Friday qualifying speed of 102085 mph Yarborough driving a 1970 Mercury whipped around the 533mile track at a speed of 106192 miles per hour to wipe out the previous record he set himself of 103432 mph Defending NASCAR Grand Na tional champion David Pearson of Spartanburg S C won the outside pole position with a speed of 105967 mjph in his 1970 Fords Dodges and Fords took all but one other spot in the first 10 positions The exception was Richard Petty of Randleman N C who was sixth jn a 1970 Plymouth with a speed of 104261 mph The Dodge drivers were Bob by Isaac of Catawba N C third with a speed of 105749 mph Richard Brooks of Spar tanburg seventh at 104010 mph Dave Marcis of Skyland N C eighth at 103924 mph and Bobby Allison of Hueytown Ala 10th at 103146 mph Allison was the only firstday qualifier who failed to better the previous track record Other Ford qualifiers were Donnie Allison of Hueytown Ala fourth at 105449 mph Benny Parsons of Ellerbe N C at 104347 mph and Lee Roy Yarbrough of Columbia S C ninth at 103675 mph This has been a particularly good track for Lorenzen who won the Volunteer 500 in 1963 and the Volunteer 500 and South eastern 500 in 1964 and for Pear son a fourtime winner here who has taken the last two Volunteer 500 events Hylton holds a lead of 28 points over Isaac going into Sun days winner picks up 100 points Virginia State College Tennis Finals Set Today Fred Gandt and Cariton Leadbetter kept their upset string intact yesterday and will meet today in the Virginia State College Amateur Tennis Cham pionships this afternoon Leadbetter stunned Harvey Goldstock 61 62 and Gandt advanced by defeating Reinhart Reiss 62 63 The singles finals are sched uled to start at 4 pm Gandt will team with Chip Morgan to meet Ronell Thomp son and Willie Mabry for the doubles championship Play is set to start at pm There is no admission charge and the public is invited to attend The courts are located in front of Dannield Gym BINGIEK Rtlnhart Itetsi 8 d 2 63 Carltoa Leadbetter Goldstock 61 62 and Willie Ma Reinhari Rein Ronell Thompson hry d Ronell and 7V 38 75 Fred Gandt and Chip Morgan d Carlton Vernon Ma with a drop of two points per position after that Ive never won here but Ive come close said Yarbor ough and maybe tomorrow will be my day BRISTOL Titan AP Startim line M NASCAR SC Allison Hueytown Ala 1969 NC JL Rcnani Petty Randleman NC 1970 Plymouth 104M1 SC NC 1969 1S69 ink 1969 Plymouth 1W010 SkyUnd 1969 Hyton ni Ore 1970 SC 1369 NC 17 Bill Champion Ford 100581 SMford Ford Fort IkjUnd NC 1M Thorn u Va Plymouth 98 The only real Sandston threat came in the top of the ninth inning Shortstop John Binns led off with a single followed by a base hit by Kip Coughlin Bowen then fanned the next three batters to win the game Danny Clayton and Steve Fanis collected Colonial Heights only two hits of the night both singles Dave Crea sy and Coughlin each had two hits for Sandston Jim Haw thorne Post 242s right fielder had the only extrabase hit of the game with a fourth inning single Both teams played tough de fensive ball Colonial Heights second baseman Steve Farris started two double plays San slon also had a second inning double play The Buccaneers will host first half champion Lakeside Post 125 Tuesday at Shepherd Sta dium Game time is pm Rindt Wins Blazing Duel In British Grand Prix Run BRANDS HATCH England AP Jochen Rindt won a blazing duel with Jack Brabham when Brabhams car ran out of gas on the final lap Saturday then came out on top in a dis pute almost as heated as the race itself to be officially de clared winner of the British Grand Prix Rindt powered his Lotus past Brabham in the movescript fin ish then watched his world driving championship lead tot ter for hours while an inter national jury conducted an in quiry after Hindis disqualifica tion on an equipment technicali ty Ashe In Finals WASHINGTON AP Ar thur Ashe and Cliff Richey de feated the two topranked Ro manians Saturday to gain the fi nals of the Washington Star tennis Tournament Ashe second ranked Ameri can downed Ion Tiriac Roma nias second ranked player 61 63 in the second match shortly after Richey Americas fourth ranked player upset top seeded Hie Nastase Romanias No l player 63 62 Ashe and Richey wil play for the first prize Sunday aft ernoon Ashe of Richmond Va breezed past Tiriac in jg min utes in the first set but ran into trouble when the 31yearold Ro manian continued to lob to his Norfolk backhand Ashe recovered in the third set to overcome a 31 deficit by winning the last five 1969 games utilizing a strong back WM hand Richey of San Angelo Tex had little trouble with Natase who complained throughout the one hour and 12 minute match about the tightness of his racket strings Richey playing primarily a defensive game built a 31 lead Fairfield Ala 19W jn tne fjrst sct Nastase Dwviitt va rallied to pull even But Richey won the next seven games to win that set and take a com manding 40 lead in the second The jury found in Rindts fa vor and the victory in this clas sic for Formula I cars boosted Rindts points o 36 in the race for the driving title Brabham followed with 25 and defending champion Jackie Stewart of Scotland has 19 Rindt zoomed past the sput tering racer of Brabhanvits en gine bone dry to duplicate their 12 finish in the Monaco Grand Prix in May but the 28yearold Austrian was disqualified by race officials Rindt immediately filed a pro test against the ruling and an inquiry was begun If the jury had ruled against Rindt Brabham would not only have won a race but the Aus tralian driving a car of his own construction would have taken over first in the driver stand ings The disqualification came when officials claimed the struts which support the aero foils on Rindls car had been bent before the race and then straightened afterward Regula tions say the struts may straight Officials said that when tha struts were straightened the aerofoils were higher than tha 80centimeter limit The jury however ruled that the aero foils were within the permitted limit The purpose of aerofoils is to give the car better roadholding ability Rindt covered the 80 laps or 212 miles in 1 hour 57 minutes and 2 seconds for an average speed of 10869 miles an hour Brabham who barely finished was clocked in for a 10818 mph average Denis Hulme of New Zealand was third in a McLaren 10785 mphClay Ri of Switzerland fourth in a Ferrari and Chris Amon of New Zealand fifth in a March Mario AndreUi of Nazareth Pa went out after 10 laps when his March got jammed into sec ond fiear Colonial Heights Triumphs Behind Corberts Pitching W Pel GB Col Hpijhtu 11 1 92S Woodpecker Ij in 4 714 3 McKenney a B 600 4 WakcMetd 9 B 600 4A Old Hlrkory 5 R 384 Emporls f 9 357 R Rocky Run 9 30S fi Dundan 4 B 30S 8H Bait Corner 3 11 214 10 VEBTERDAYR nESUlTfl Colonial HelBhts 12 Dundas 1 Wakefleld 16 Baltimore Comer 4 Emporia 3 Old Hickory 0 McKenney 22 Rocky Run 12 The Colonial Heights Gener als extended their Virginia League baseball lead over idle Woodpecker Lodge yesterday with a 121 victory over Dun das Willie Corbett hurled five hitter for the Generals and fanned nine batters Ken Hatcher led Colonial Heights at the plate with three including two doubles Hatcher drove in four runs Dundax collected hiU in the fourth frame when It scored its tone run In other action yesterday McKenney crushed Rocky Run 2212 Wakefield romped over Baltimore Corner 164 and Emporia posted a 30 victory over Old Hickory George Meinhard was the winning pitcher for Wakefield and Barry Roach hit a solo home run Dave White Windell Gwallney and Chip Parker each had three hits for the winners Jim Garwood shutout Old Hickory and Earl Sykes socked a loaded double orner 200 600 4 104 R R   

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