European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Jul 12 1968, Page 19

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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - July 12, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes Foy july 11, Packer vets ejected from training Camp f continued from Pago if tonal gains established in 1970be applied to players who end their careers in 1968 and 1969.the owners say they can t afford the players demands. The players have spurned the own ers of the clubs were pre pared to go ahead with training confined to rookies and free agents. Veterans Are to debarred. Owners have suggested that it May be necessary if there is no agreement that of Competition be suspended for the 1968 season. This would mean loss of More than $20 Mil lion in television receipts fro the Columbia broadcasting sys Tern which holds the nil con tract. Manders was quoted by the Dallas times Herald As saying pact okd for Al players continued from Page it for each player and each Mem Ber of his family from $15,000 to $50,000. Unlike the nil the Al never appeared headed for a strike. There was no talk of a strike in our league Kemp said other than a few players Mak ing statements on their own. This was due to one main Rea son we have had continued negotiations. While they have Bee Long and drawn out they have been also attributed the conclusion of the agreement to alack of publicity about the negotiations. We be been quiet purposely he said. When you make definite and extravagant state ments you lose your Kemp who announced the agreement with league presi Dent Milt Woodard and Ralph jr., owner of the Bills and a member of the player re lations committee declined comment on the nil negotiations. I Haven t been in on the of negotiations and i think it would be less than prudent for me to comment on their situation he said. Another item in the of agreement established a joint player Vyner study committee to examine institution of a Ca reer adjustment plan and to discuss any problems players might have. Three veterans agree to Patriot contracts Boston up the Bosto patriots have signed three More veterans the club announced Here. Accepting contracts were tighten Jim Whalen Center Jon Morris and offensive tackle an guard Charley Long. The Cowboy veterans had decided to hold their own Camp Pend ing settlement. Thore s too much at stake Manders said. We re going for the Manders said he had talked with quarterback Don Meredith by Telephone and the two had worked out a plan for starting training at a site at thousand Oaks calif., four Miles from the club s official quarters at Cali fornia lutheran College. Meanwhile at Green Bay Starr and a group of Packer vet Erans showed up for a workout but after loosening a few mus cles they were ejected politely by Lombard. Lombard unhappy i m very unhappy about this Lombard said. I did put 30 years into this business to come to this but i always Lombardi said owners we reunited in their stand and he die not know anything else that could be done. I Don t think anything is Ever final he added. He was forced to close train ing to the veterans because of the policy adopted earlier this week by nil owners. Starr declined , i have some feelings about All this the Star Quarter Back said. But i d rather not say rookies Given exam physical examinations were Given Green Bay Rookie wednesday with workouts scheduled , it appeared a vie Tim of the strike might be the annual College All Star game at Chicago aug. 2, Matching the nil champions against the col lege All stars. Lombard said the Packer would play Only if Able to Field a Well conditioned and representative team. The Detroit Lions reported physicals were being Given wednesday to about 10 player with the idea of starting train ing thursday. A Detroit spokes Man said he expected some 15 rookies and 10 free agents. The san Francisco 49ersopened Camp at Goleta near Santa Barbara with 50 Rookie son hand. Browns Steeles read the Cleveland Browns and Pittsburgh Steeles Are preparing to get started Friday. The Steeles expect 34 rookies at la trobe pa., while the Browns Are looking for around 45 at Ilioram Ohio. The St. Louis cardinals Ros Ter at Lake Forest 111., shows 27 draftees and 15 free agents invited to Start work saturday. Saturday also is the workout opening Date for the Atlanta Falcons who expect 36 Rookie sat Johnson City Tenn. The Baltimore Colts and Phil Adelphia eagles begin sunday the latter at Reading pa., with23 rookies and perhaps 20 free agents. The new York giants who already have held their Rookie Camp open at Fairfield,"onn., next monday. Training time mrs. Allan Bird accompanied her son Steve left and daughter Susan As the san Pedro calif., youngsters worked out Only . Entries among 5oo at the Eberstadt Pool in preparation for petition in an International swimming meet thu saturday and sunday. Is photo by Grandy 2 California youngsters make Long trip to compete in International swim meet by John Williamson staff writer Darmstadt Germany is Susan and Steve Bird have come All the from san Pedro calif., to compete As the Only two americans in afield of 500 european Young peo ple who will participate in the International swimming meet saturday and sunday at the Eberstadt swimming Pool near , hardly said their Mother mrs. Allan g. Bird Ashe watched the youngsters working out at the Pool thurs Day morning. We read about the meet Over Here in a swim Ming Magazine and it coincided with a business trip my husband was making to Europe so we wrote and asked if Steve an Susan could qualify. They were accepted and Here we is eight years old and Steve is 10 and they will be representing the san Pedro pen insula y swim club against teams from 79 German swim clubs and 26 clubs from Sweden Switzerland England Czechoslovakia Belgium and specially Steve has been swimming competitively for the san Pedro club for three years and is no stranger to swimming meets. He swims in All of the event though his specialities Are the breaststroke and the has been clocked at 2 min utes 30.0 seconds in the 200-meter freestyle and at 43 seconds Flat in the 50-meter breast stroke both pretty Good times for a 10-year-old. Susan also specializes in the breaststroke and freestyle and Hough she has Only been a Mem per of the san Pedro club for a Rew months has been swimming competitively for two has turned in time s of 1 34.7 in the 100-meter freestyle and 1 49 in the 100-meter breast stroke. Both youngsters were impressed tuesday morning on the difference Between water temperatures in Central Germany and those in Southern californians they emerged from their first kemp9 Gordy Swap barbs Tn??

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