Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Owners Upset Over Back Pay Demands
No Headway During Brief Friday Talks
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Fourisioner Pete Rozelle were two years ago today, owners and | major stumbling blocks in ne-players in the National Football,gotiations.
League patched up their differ- Thompson said the two sides! ences and turned to playing were currently about $36 mil-! football after engaging in an in- ,ion aPart* with the players! tensive labor dispute asking for an additional $40
ii i cf nr u e™™ ii i * million in comparison to the!
History seems unlikely to re- owners offcr of ^ milljon |
poa itself, with both sides cur- Hozeile, the NFLPA is at-rently trading charges and tacking the man who stepped in counter-charges on why talks to settle the 1970 strike. How-have failed in the month-long ever, Mozelle has not been able strike by the NFL Players As- to take any part in this year’s sociation. negotiations. The players asso-
Both the owners and the players association held briefings Friday, and the testimony that emerged showed why talks recessed Thursday for lack any movement.
Bill Curry of the Houston Oilers, president of the association, said his group had made substantial changes in its bargaining demands, but that the owners “did not increase their
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ciation has modified its demands in this area up to the point of including Rozelle in the settlement of disputes and to of: use instead an outside arbi-Itrator.
Thompson described the owners as “disillusioned, but resolute” in their determination to keep a united front, and Thompson said he did not see| much hope for optimisim when
offer by one cent during the j talks resume Tuesday, past three days; they continued Curry said the 17 to try to bust this union.”
John Thompson, executive director of the NFL Management Council, said in New York the players association had indeed
modifications made by the players included the concession that1 Rozelle could have the same! rights as his counterparts in other sports to govern over
sports to govern made changes, but also had in- what he called the “integrity of creased the number of their de-'the game.” mands. “In other words,” Curry con-
“We had expected them to,tinued, “we have substantially!
give a little. And they did give reduced our position here and some, but they took in some! suggested impartial arbitration areas too,” said Thompson. for day-to-day grievances while “What we received Thursday allowing the commissioner to we might have been able to see concern himself with matters as an opening bid, but not for such as gambling and moral the amount of time we have torpitude.”
been negotiating.”. Thompson recalled that in the
One of the new demands own- 1970 strike, some 21 veterans ers were most upset about was reported to training camps dur-
Cmon Fellas, Don't Cross Over
Jeffs Barber Zips No-Hitter
We knew the rotation would work out this way and you’ve got to play them one at at time,” explained the veteran Jeff mentor.
By Steve AUspach
NORWAY—The third time is always a charm.
That’s what Cedar Rapids Jefferson maintained a couple weeks back when they defeated city rival Kennedy for the third the first and sixth innings, time this season in baseball. In the first Dave Gaskill led But for Hie J-Hawks Hi turn off with » sin8|e but was erased the trick four times, that was on a fielders choice by lony
Jeff did all of its scoring in
Moyer. Then Moyer eventually tallied an unearned run on two Kennedy errors, one on an overthrow at first base.
Stoecker added an insurance run in the sixth when he belted a 360-foot home run over the
even more charming. And they did just that Friday night as Bruce Barber fired a nohitter to propel Jeff into the sub-state finals, 2-0.
Jefferson will face Burlington
Saturday night at Norway in an rcft^cmerfieldlence 8 p.m. contest that will determine a berth in the class AA state tourney.
The J-Hawks have relied on Barber all season long and the fireballing senior didn't let his teammates down Friday.
Using a curve and a sizzling fastball to baffle the Kennedy hitters, he twirled his third no-
Those were the only two hits off Kennedy starter Dick Church.
For Lloyd Spier’s Kennedy club, it was the second straight year that the tourney trail had ended with a no-hitter.
“We just weren't meeting the
Roy Jefferson, all-pro rookies and some veterans to the picket lines, Jefferson and
wide receiver from the Washington Redskins, shouted at a bus that carried a pre-season game with the New England Patriots Friday night. As the bus
several other veterans shouted that fans would see "scab football" at the game.
hitter of the year. He has also kad* M’s that simple,” Intoned
been the winning pitcher in all Spier.
“Yes, we’ve been hitting the ball, but tonight Barber must have had something we couldn’t pick up. He’s certainly not a stranger to us,” quipped the Cougar boss.
Barber, now 14-5, hiked his
four Jeff wins over the Cougars. “It’s great,” beamed Jeff
Elliott Likes New Slate
By flus Schrader
forced all of the schools to start had his heart attack, I sent him Iowa coach! usinS the same rule the Big Ten
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back payment to all strikers,ing the labor troubles, whichjBob Commings was too busy has had for a number of years
a note saying, “My old coach once advised me to get plenty of
dating to the beginning of train-were. at a confrontation slags! wondering if the llawkeyes can1-30 players a year exercise as the best medicine
ing camp. from two to three weeks. bind sombody to beat on this The Big Ten also has the for preventing heart attacks.”
The money issue and what There are currently over 300 year’s football schedule. red-shirt rule now. It may take
Thompson termed a “direct at-1 veterans in camp—with 1,183 on tack” on the office of Commis- strike.
Sparse Crowds At NFL Openers
But the rest of the Iowans at-! ?h°ut three more yours for the Sure, misery loves company, Maybe it should be not have Barber to throw,
tending Friday’s Big Ten foot-jP1^301 to be completely, Notre Dame recently lost S1X pointed out their schools tied for «Gllv stoecker will Ditch
ball kickoff luncheon were'!but,soor! w? c?.? ^ competitive |s t a n d o u t sophomore players the Big Ten basement last year y plUh
coach Vern Bredesen after the win, “but Bruee certainly had us worried in the last inning.”
I Ie was referring to a dramatic seventh inning when Barber! season strikeout total to 210, walked the bases full, including!equalling a Jefferson school a hit batsman, with nobody record. He allowed just one runout. He then struck out Rocky ner to second base before he Dales and Jeff Novak and got'pitched himself into the seventh-opposing pitcher Dick Church to inning jam. ground out and preserve the Kennedy closed out the year win, Jeff’s 23rd against ll set- with a 27-9 record, backs
Burlington was rated among MhNrovak,,f Commings and Corso, howev-jthe state’s top five teams allj|'™™^b cr, drew the biggest laughs! summer, but that doesn’t bother gggj* from the audience with their! Bredesen, even though he it
possible,’ panned, “and did.’’
’ Condon dead-apparently he
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. 3 0 0 GaskiH.c .. I I 0
2 0 0 Mover.rf .....2 0 0
Simmons, ss 3 0 0 Jacobsen,ss ..300
3 0 0 Stoecker,lb 3 11
.2 0 0 Earnest,cf ..200
OOO Kohl, lf .....5 0 0
.2 0 0 Doonan,2b ..300 OOO Trosky,3b ... .2 0 0 3 0 0 Barber,p .... 0 0 0
.2 0 0 Smith,ph I 0 0
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ptaised about the schedules tie|*fth 'bos® 'n thelwho were suspended .....
conference has approved for Hig Eight that have been re- school for at least a year be- meet
with 0-8 records, as they didn’t
1975 and ’76.
“One of the most recent schedules the Big Ten office had run through their computer and mailed out for us to
cause a young woman said they „Wc (hjnk we can ,um (he had raped her rn a dormitory ,owa program around .■ said
Commings the only new head coach in the league. “Of course,
By Bruce Lowitt
Associated Press Sports Writer
Francisco at San Diego. The defending Super Bowl cham-' pion Miami Dolphins—or, more properly, a skeleton of the champs—are in Cincinnati to
National Football League club owners got a boot in the gate and striking players received a bit of heavy blockingI play the Bengals, from the fans as the exhibition Bills’ owner Ralph C. Wilson
season kicked off before more took a hard line following the
empty seats than people. Bills’ loss.
Friday night's three rookie He predicted that there will and free-agent infested pre- be “absolutely no break in the
cruiting 45 new players a year * * *
Michigan’s Bo Schembechler I About tho same time two Inseemed to be the happiest coach diana players were charged by
MStdSSfJSS: *,“g raid '^r auk;.” They
look over had us opening leashed on the Big Ten athletic against Miinnesota in 1975 and 'directors and commissioner ’76,” said athletic director ! Wayne Duke when Ohio State Bump Elliott. I Was picked for the Rose Bowl
and he’s been doing a fine job.
Norway Faces LaPorte City
20 0 0
Totals .... 20 2 I
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I Jefferson .....................100 001 x—2
E—J. Novak, Choate. LOB—Jeff 4, Kennedy 7. HR—Stoecker. SH—Gaskill, M.
IP H R ER BB SO
Church .............6 2 2 14 3
Barber (W) ......... 7 0 0 0 I IO
HBP—by Barber (Dunbar). T—1:32. A— 500.
the Hoosier campus.
“I’ve always said I wished
always think they can program around even
turn a if the
we had a football team like Dame’s,” said Indiana publicist Tom Miller with a wry smile “and I guess now my wish has come true.”
Norway Gains State Berth
season games drew 74.543 fans. I stalemate unless the players about the same number of en- change their position,” adding,. . ... . „
thusiasts who packed any one that if the owners give in to the'in^ a^ains 1 01S-
stadium a year ago, when players’ freedom demands “it Bump also agreed, with some
“This was unthinkable for us. Mast November.
Gosh, our traditional rival is Bo expressed great pleasure Minnesota. I was ready to fight when George Hill, Ohio »State
against approving that. defensive coach who represent- We told Indiana Coach Lee
‘kThi<; week after the Bit? Ten ed Woody> said Woody was re- Corso we noticed he had hired
athletic directors had turned °®ve™1f swiftly from the heart a female assistant coach but
attack that hospitalized him in wondered if he shouldn t have June. hired a narc instead.
“Did you read what Woody j “No, I can t help what kind of said at his first press confer- i People were recruited before I ence the other day?” laughed Bo. “Someone asked him if he
down three or four earlier ones, we finally approved schedules for 1975-76 that have Iowa open-
BOONE (AF) — Pairings were
announced Saturday by the
Iowa Highs School Athletic As-
j ah a ca au .sociation for the Class A sub-record was 0-11 orO-St) the year state games jn (he summer
“irdon7h^rany long-range ^!LhJfn,Sch001 b#y* b^bal(fete™ded from an e^ly
plan at Iowa Right now I just ,0!T“Ca^ m„, Mnn to whale -Twin Cedars
The state meet begins Mon- 20-2 in a Class A substate
(Continued: Page IO. Col. I) ! day at Memorial Parkin Boone, final Friday night.
- At 6 p.m., Corning meets After surrendering two first-
Granville-Spalding, followed at 8 inning runs, Norway hurling ace
p.m. by a game between La- Mike Boddicker settled down
carne to Indiana.” lamented Corso. Later he said he had def-
Sports Club Captures 12-13 Title
Pat Valant ripped a three-run
Porte City and Norway.
Wagamans 32 Wins Shrjner Golf Stag
Dale Wagaman fired a nine-
and pitched shutout ball the rest of the way for a two-hitter. Boddicker aided his cause with a double and home run to garner four RBls.
Doug Himmelsbach and Kevin
starters and other veterans would mean the death of pro c«uld~c.ach«Tmi7aad he .mite rules on his squad against S’/tefflEjW; V° Wm the ,rophy in the Miller each added ,hree runs
football as we know it. j. P P . . .J rep|ied. ‘Coaching football is using drugs. He made it clear in. (o Cedar R jds El Kahir Drum and Bugle Corps batted in for the winners, with
all I can do - the only sport I the two men will be kicked off sports Club to a 5-4 win over ,6th annual golf staS Friday at Himmelsbach getting a pair of
know. I can’t play tennis, and they are found guilty - over Kllborn phot() m thp - eham_ the Hillcrest course in Mount singles and Miller a double and
I don’t believe I have the i what action the university pjonship 0f 12-13 Kids league ^ernon- two triples.
right temperament for golf.’ ” against therm ^ ^ j baseball Friday. ^ championship flight Was ■ Norway's summer record is
Randy Trachta had two hits won by M' Kerr with a 32- Clos-j now 27-3, while its overall mark
est to the pin was Frank Jeker- stands at 39-5.
were in full force on the fields ________ ...
In Washington, the New Eng- Asked if he would go along :two years- So in 19/5 Iowa will! land Patriots beat the Redskins with any changes in the own-^Pcn w‘th Illinois at Iowa City, 21-16 before an announced ers’ current position. Wilson then face Syracuse, Penn State crowd of 16,403 paid, the smal- said flatly: “Absolutely not. and Southern California in non-)
lest crowd ever to watch pro They wouldn’t get my vote.”|COrderence P\aY before playing | football in REK Stadium—and He also said he was was op- seven more Ten foes-
Schembechler had a heart at-
it appeared that even fewer posed to binding arbitration to; “We will close against Michi tack before the 1970 Rose Bowl people than that were on hand settle the 34-day-old strike. gan State every year for the game against Southern Cal. At in the 54,374-seat park. Running back Skip Lyman.
There were 28,021 people in dropped by the New York Jets Los Angeles’ 92.000-seat Coli- on their final cut last year,
scum to see Bob Thomas, a'scored two touchdowns to give World Football League reject, the Patriots their 21-16 victory kick a 19-yard field goal with over the Redskins. He scored two seconds to play which gave I on a seven-yard pass from the Rams a 24-21 victory over quarterback Neil Graff and ran the Cleveland Browns. in from the three-yard line.
The crowd was the smallest; Joe Theismann, a former Cain the 29-vear history of the I/is | nadian Football League star. Angeles Times Charity Game.
Last year it drew 7,461
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Dave Condon, Chicago in- and gd ijthoff struck out nine burn- sports columnist, was the for thc wjnners whUe Mar|f luncheon emcee, row of the
est to the ninth pin was Franklin cedars
foreseeable future,” Bump said. I that time I had a wonderful let-“This is because for so many j ter from Woody.” Bo said.
years we played Notre Dame in "He said he didn't want to tell Bob Commings )iad cajn. the vear'with a lis'remrd' our final came. Thc other, anyone what to do. but he added , out tne year with a lJ-5 record,
„n ......inn ,h,i ho had horn a rnimtv heart Pdlpned 10 Rel l,ie l<ma J0D' While Kllborn ended up at 13-4.
... , Lukes had two hits for Kilborn
coaches escaped his barbed photo
comments. He took note of the city champ Sports Club closes ",a"hadttf' longest drive on
'the third hole.
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Jekerle while Walt Heaton was ^.n. closest to the eighth pm. Waga- Boddicker and Wain.
And in Buffalo’s 80.020-seat
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passed for the Redskins’ only! All of the Big Ten head touchdown when he hit Tim;coaches except convalescent Paulus with a 24-yard pass. Woody Hayes spoke at the huge Rich Stadium, which was filled Mark Moseley kicked field luncheon in the Palmer House. to the brim a year ago when goals of 20, 49 and 47 yards for j and most of them got around to the Bills played their first pre- Washington. saying how much they appreei-
season game, 30,119 fans turned Thomas, a soccer-style kicker ate the new RCAA rule limiting out to watch the Green Bay from Notre Dame was signed^ school to recruiting 30 new Packers score a 16-13 victory, and cut this summer by Jack- players a year.
Unlike Washington, which Isonville of the WPL. had about 70 pickets en hand, Rams’ owner Carroll Roscn-the I/is Angeles and Buffalo!bloom called it “sad and dis-games were not picketed. jtressing when we play a game
and it loses mon-|at indiana.
schools are paired off against' that he had been a county heart long-time rivals — Michigan fund chairman, recommended against Ohio State, Purdue plenty of exercise for heart pa-1 against Indiana, Minnesota I Hents. Well, when I heard he against Wisconsin and Illinois;
“Bob Conunings said he wanted to get into Big Ten coaching in the worst way
1st flight—Richard Bleakly 35. 2nd-N or man Long 3V, 3rd—Hite 41; 4th~ D Karnal 4«, 5th—Jim Ulrlcti 52.
Wins AAU Mat Title
ALWAYS IN FIRST
The Chicago Bears and St.! for charity Louis Cardinals played an exhi-jey.” bit ion game today Champaign, 111. Tonight, the New York Jets at Denver,
Dallas at Oakland, Pittsburgh at New Orleans, the New York Giants at Houston, and San
atj Late-reporting third-year it’s j quarterback Jerry Tagge, and rookie wide receiver Steve Odom each scored a touchdown in Green Bay's victory over the Bills.
By Steve Allspach ! Kurth of Tama captured the
Bruce Kinseth of Decorah was heavyweight title. Jay Struve of the only Iowa winner in the free- Benton Community was third at style division of the National 123 and Bob Jenkins of C.R. Jeff ... , , rn-, im i AAU age group wrestling tour-1 was second at heavyweight.
•Wove been fighting an un-1 . at Coe freestyle
equal battle,” said Johnny Pent.!11y v im pounds Ed Snook. Grand Rapids,
starting his second season at Kinseth, who will be a senior J Northwestern after eight, years won tho 154-pound title. Lymi Now the NCAA has Mifihler of Bettendorf finished j second at that weight and Dick!
Briggs of C H. Jeff was fourth.
Highlighting the freestyle action was Brad Smith of Ro- I mulus, Mich., who won tho 143-pound title, and Jimmy Jackson of Grand Rapids, !
Jackson won the heavyweight1 title and the 315-pounder was; the defending United States)
Wrestling Federation champion!
in 1973, before being unseated lead m q!lal‘fy'nRJ“r .llw_ cdy by John Bowlsby of Waterloo!du,dor R
Joe Hines had two hits and I this year. Bowlsby was not en-two UBI s for tilt* winners, while toted in the competition at Coe. teammate Jim Wright pitched a | rn,oie were three Iowa win-thrce-hitter and struck out ners in the Greco-Roman portion eight. Steve Bear had two hits |0f the tourney. for the losing Optimists. Mike Knight of Clinton won D^n'.; HenS;a!, Sdm^JKoii»m'ithf;«i;'
Both teams finish with 11-2 the Ila championship, while 14’if.V7divlai«*r\T (tit)'Jeff McN«tf Rod records. I Mushier won at 154 and Kevin1 ?7rucJ v^a 0rmll,°"'
Wis. Rapids 5- Burlington I
Appleton ll, Decatur 6 Danville at Cedar Rapids, 2 C
Pct. GB .615 — -111 Va .564 2 .444 6Va 371 8'a
.564 — .528 I’a .486 3 402 6
389 6’. a
Texas (Bibby 14-12) 12-6), 2:15 P.m.
Baltimore (Grimsley (Lolicti 11-13). 2:15 p m
it Chicago (Kaat 12-8) at Detroit
California (Ryan 13-11) at Kansas City iplittorff 10-11), 2:30 p m Cleveland (Arlin 2-4)
Iowa Man. Wins 10-11 Title 4-3
East side titlist Iowa Manufacturing is the new Kids league 110-11 city champiom following a 4-3 edging of Thursday Dp timists at Ellis park Friday.
115- Neal Seaqren, Ispcminq, Mich 123—Hollis Frierson, cleveland, Ohio.
132 Kevin Pueblo, Moline, III.
143- Brad Smith, Romulus, Mich 154—-Bruce Kinseth, Decorah, iowa.
178 Bud Palmer, Muncie, Ind.
IVV Gerry Norway, Weyauwega, Wit Heavyweight -Jimmy Jackson, Grand Rapids.
GRECO ROMAN 106 pounds Mike Ribble, Minnesota.
115 Mike Knight, Clinton, Iowa.
123 Mike McIntosh, Illinois.
132—Dale Eaqert, Illinois.
143 Ron McKinney, California.
144 Lynn Mshle*. Bettendorf. Heavyweight- Kevin Kurth, Tama,
Johnson Tops Junior Qualifying at Ellis
Randy Johnson shot a 78 to
Clinton at Quad Cities, ppd, ram Waterloo at Dubuque, ppd, rain Saturday's Games Appleton at Wis. Rapids Waterloo af Cedar Rapids, 7:30 Dubuque at Clinton Quad Cities at Burlington Danville at Decatur
sunuay s Games Same as Saturday
(Spjittorff 10-Mi, 2:30 p m.
... 2-4) at Milwaukee
(Coiborn 6-8), 2:30 p m
Sunday's Games Boston at New York, 2, I p rn.
Oakland at Minnesota, 2, 1:30 p m. Cleveland at Milwaukee, 2- 2 P.m Texas at Chicago, 2, 2:15 p.m.
Baltimore at Detroit, 2. 5:3o p m California at Kansas City, 2, 7 p m.
San F rancisco
j Junior golf title Friday in 115-17 division at Ellis park.
Jeff McNaff and Bruce den tied for the top each with a 91.
Cleveland 8, New York 2 Kansas City 4. Texas 0 California 3, Minnesota 2, 6 Innings Detroit 4. Milwaukee I Oakland 3, Chicago 2
Saturday's Games Boston (Moret 5-3) at New York (Dobson 8-13), 2:15 p m.
Oakland (Hamilton 6TD af Minnesota (Decker 119), 2:15 p.m.
Montreal 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 3, St. Louis 2- 14 Innings Chicago at New York, ppd , rain Los Anqetes 2, San Dieqo I Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 4 Only qames scheduled
Saturday's Games Chicago (Reuschel 10-8) at Pittsburgh (Reuss 10-8), 2:15 p m.
Atlanta (Capra 10-5) at San Francisco (Barr 8-5), 4 P.m.
Philadelphia (Lonborq 12-10) at St. Louis (Siebert 7 6), 6:30 p m.
New York (Matlack 9-8) at Montreal (Renko 7-10), 8:05 p m.
Houston (Dierker 7-6) at Los Anqeles (Messersmith 12-2), IO p m,
Only oames scheduled
Sunday's Games Chicago at Pittsburgh, 2, I OS p m. Philadelphia at St. Louis, 2, 2:15 p rn. Atlanta al San Francisco, 2, 3 P.m.
New York at Montreal, 2:15 p.m. Cincinnati at San Dieao, 2, 4 p.m, Houston at Los Angeles, 4.15 p m.
DID YOU KNOW THAT:
| Russ Von Atta broke in with the Yankees on April 25, 1933 in super fashion. Not only did he |
I pitch a shut-out over the Washington Senators, he also contributed to his own victory by i
• banging four consecutive singles, as the Yankees won 16-0. Russ is one of six Ma|or leaguers
j to accomplish this; but he is the only player to get four consecutive hits in his first game. ‘