High Point Enterprise Newspaper Archives Dec 9 1973, Page 39

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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - December 9, 1973, High Point, North Carolina Pen is mightier than draft Choice by Bert Rosenthal a sports writer new York a Bernie Fryer has not yet established himself As one of the Premier players in the National basketball association but he has become known As one of the Best letter writers in the league. Of How he can write letters. For months the determined s-foot-3, 185-Pound guard from port Angeles wash., sent letters to Stu Inman vice president of the Portland Trail blazers requesting a tryout. When the Trail blazers failed to sign a draft Choice this year the confident Fryer wryly wrote Inman Quot it really is a Blessing in disguise. I can do the Fryer s persuasion eventually got him a tryout he made the team and has proved he can do the Job. He has become Portland s no. 3 guard behind Geoff pet Rie. The team s High scorer and defense minded Larry Steele the leagues runner up in steals. Fryer however has been a valuable substitute. He came off the Bench in a game against Houston and scored 21 Points and had six assists sparking the Trail blazers to a Victory. And he is the team Leader in free throw shooting averaging better than 90 per cent. Quot i knew i could make it if somebody gave me a Chance Quot he says. The Trail blazers one of several teams he sent Quot form letters Quot to gave him that Opportunity. They invited him to their Rookie Camp last june with about 15 other rookies most of them free agents like Fryer. He was the Only guard asked to return to the team s Veteran Camp in september. Two f or Ward s also were invited Back but neither is with the club now trades injure baseball cards by Jim Clark associated press write1 Duryea a. Apsy Berger approaches his morning newspaper with apprehension knowing the news on the sports pages May ruin his Day. Berger is director of bubblegum trading cards for the Topps co. And knows there always is the Chance the Chicago cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies have swapped infield such trades mean millions of his company s Leeball cards Are obsolete but it s an occupational Hazard for the Man who supervises the printing of a half billion trading cards each year in baseball football basketball and hockey. Quot every time there is a Trade people Call up to Tell me about it Quot Berger said. At the Plant Here which employs More than 1.000 persons. High Speed machines print the trading cards in sheets and package them with a piece of Flat bubblegum which costs to cents since the company began producing them in 1951, baseball trading cards always have been popular. Today they account for More than half of All cards sold in second place Are football cards which claim 25 per cent of the Market. The rest is divided evenly Between basketball and hockey. The company first came out with basketball cards in 1957, but they proved such poor Sellers that they were taken off the Market. Twelve years later tin a George Quot Lowe of Southern Chrysler Plymouth the More mostly you follow Tho manufacturers suggestion of greasing and hanging the Oil and Oil filter on your or the better and the longer it will run. It turns out that a Multi viscosity Oil is bettor ond safer than a single Grade Oil. This will flow freely no matter what the temperature. Hard starting in Winter is Many times caused by the use of the wrong Grade Oil. Wash Tho vent a on top of the Oil filter neck every 5,000 Miles in kerosene then squirt Oil Over it. When you leave the servicing of your a to the men at Southern Chrysler Plymouth 901 South main st., 8837111 you con be sure we follow the manufacturers suggestions. Our red carpet service Quot assures you of no unexpected breakdowns w2while at the same time insuring your safety and lowering your repair costs thru regular servicing. Open service . 7 a.rn.-5 30 ., sales . 8 .-9 Helpful hint tire traction Spray is Good for icy driving. Often they tried again and this time the world was ready. Hockey came in during the Early 1950 a but the cards were Only distributed in Canada. However As hockey spread to the inned states and the National hockey league expanded and the world hockey association was born. Berger began to expand distribution of the hockey cards he says now hockey cards sell As Well As baseball cards in new England each athlete receives a Flat fee of about $250 for posing for a trading card whether he is a Veteran superstar or a Rookie Berger says that making a professional team does not guarantee a player a card of his own baseball rookies from the same team Are often grouped on the same card. Quot when i see some of the rookies at Spring training they ask me if they will have a card for themselves next year a Berger says for baseball teams Berger usually chooses 25-30 players about 20 from football teams and to each from basketball a trades on 12c Quot i knew the Trail blazers could use some guard help if they did t pick up some Star who would put my out of business a he said. That was what had happened to him with the Denver rockets of the american basketball association last year. Denver which had picked him ninth in the 1972 Aba draft Quot i guess they did no to think very highly of me Quot a had dropped him before the exhibition Campaign because Warren Jabali one of the league s top guards who had been acquired by the rockets when the floridians franchise folded ended his holdout and signed. Phoenix of the Aba also had chosen Fryer in the 1972 draft taking him seventh but the suns did no to conduct an Early Rookie Camp. Instead they asked Fryer to report to their summer Camp. Quot i could t afford it and anyhow they had Charlie Scott for his first full season Scott had jumped the Aba and signed with Phoenix so i sat out the year in Seattle playing aau and City Ball and got my degree from the University of earlier he had attended Peninsula College a two year Community school in the state of Washington and Brigham Young University where he averaged 19 2 Points per game in his Junior year and 182 Points As a senior. Hemery goes after world title London a David Hemery. Gold medallist in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1968 olympics in Mexico City is trying to interest britons in general in athletics and David Jenkins in particular in becoming Britain s next world Champion. Jenkins currently is the european 400-meter title Holer. Hemery now 30. Retired from track and Field after finishing third in the 400-meter hurdles at the Munich olympics in 1972. He has been teaching at Millfield school in the West of England famous for the sports stars it produces. Now he is to be director of the new $4 8 million Michael Soblit sports Center in Islington. Hemery has a staff of 70, including a Large team of qualified coaches and is preparing to Deal with 2.000 customers a Day. Islington a Large sprawling Borough bordering the City of London is one of the fastest growing areas of the capital. The sports Center has a Large Arena which will be used for basketball Badminton Field events and a miniature version of soccer Britain a National game. There is not enough space for track events however but Hemery said hurdles will be Able to practice indoors. Quot that is just what i would have liked when i was preparing for the olympics Quot he be Hemery on so High Point Enterprise sunday december 9,1973. To Freitas top bin nation new York a san Diego state quarterback Jesse Freitas dominated College footballs passing game this season winding up not Only As the nations no. I passer but also the Leader in total offence Freitas a 6-foot-l, 195-Pound senior gained passed for 2,293 Yards and 21 touchdowns in la games for a completion average of 20 6 Yards per game according to final statistics released saturday by National collegiate sports services. In addition his completion percentage of 654 is the second highest Ever. Freitas completed 227 of 347 attempts with 17 interceptions. As the total offence Champion. Freitas who led the aztecs to a 9-1-1 season averaged a gain of 263.7 Yards per game on a total of 2.501 Yards in 410 plays. In addition to passing Tor 21 ads he ran for two More. At mid season he came up with a badly bruised hip. Forcing the team to switch from a veer to to a spread-4 formation so he could perform strictly As a Drosback passer. As a result his average per attempted pass was 9 49, exceeded Only by Arizona state s Danny White runner up in total offence. White s 9 85 Yards per attempted pass shattered the National record of 9 51 set by san Diego states Dennis Shaw. White who averaged 260 2 Yards per game on total offence for the runner up spot by gaining 2.862 Yards in 325 plays also smashed six other major College records. The 6-3, 182-Pounder also broke Pat Sullivan a record for Yards per Rushing passing play with 8 81. Sullivan s Mark at Auburn in 1970 was 8 58 White s career records include Yards per total offensive play 7 94 Yards per attempted pass 914 Yards per completed pass 17.19 touchdowns he ran and passed for. 73. And Points run or passed for. 453. White s father led the nation in Rushing at Arizona state in 1950 and owned the National career record for All purpose running yardage for 21 years. Gary Sheide of Brigham Young ended the season no. 3 in total offence and second in passing. Sheide averaged 234 3 Yards per game in total offence and 17 7 completions per game in passing just 2 completions ahead of Davidson s David Harper. Kupp to retire new Orleans a offensive guard Jake Kupp of the new Orleans saints said saturday he will retire at the completion of the current National football league season to go into the real estate business. Kupp is one of two saints remaining from the original squad of 1967 guard Del Williams is also still with the club. Kupp was drafted ninth by Dallas in 1964, was traded to Washington in 1966 and came to the saints in 1967. He spent most of the 1967 season with Atlanta however then was reacquired by the saints in 1968. Dave Jaynes of Kansas no. 4 in the final passing statistics had the fewest interceptions of any major College quarterback in the nation based on a minimum of 300 attempts. He finished the season with Only nine in 330 attempts to put him third on the All time list behind Tulsa a Jerry Rhome who had wily four in 326 attempts in 1964, and Tony Adams of Utah state who had nine in 351 attempts last season. Yoshikawa leads tourney Miyazaki. Japan apr Kazuo Yoshikawa of Japan grabbed a one stroke Lead after saturday s third round of the Phoenix Golf tournament by firing a four under Par 68 for a 215 total a in Siss a is a Sisi yuletide special Surprise your family with a new International trave Lall 4 scout or pick up truck. W Heel j discover armchair shopping lease pick a present gift guide a just the things gift suggestions in today s want and pages new 1974 International trave Lall new 1974 International scout-4 wheel drive a new 1974 International pickup truck $135.00 $99.00 88.00 per month per month rates based equipped. On 36 months lease. Vehicles Are deluxe amp lease div. 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