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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - July 21, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Ruth j Essen of takes Lead in tourney la Grange 111. Apr Ruth Jessen a Semi retired pro who has played Only four competitive rounds in three months surged from the pack with a one under Par 71 to grab the 54-Hole Lead by a stroke saturday in the wide open . Women a open Golf tournament. Miss Jessen competing Only because of a $1,000 sponsorship from her Pinetop country club near Phoenix ariz., popped into the Lead from four strokes off the Pace As disaster hit the Trio of 36-Hole leaders. Of the Halfway pacesetters Carol Mann faltered for a 77, Amateur Debby Massey slumped to an 80 and Kathy Ahern ballooned to an 81. Thus miss Jessen a 19-season pro whose Best previous open performance was runner up in the 1964 championship moved into sunday s final round with a three Over Par total of 219, a stroke ahead of Joanne earner Sandra Spuzich and Sandra Haynie. Mrs. Earner the years no. 2 Money Winner also shot a one under Par 71, while miss Spuzich matched Par 72 on the Tricky la Grange country club course and miss Haynie scored 74 to create the three Way deadlock for second place at 220 miss Mann was sailing along in apparent command until she encountered three straight bogeys from the Lith to the 13th holes and a double bogey on the Par three 15th she wound up at 221 miss Jessen who said that even a potential open championship would not lure her from her Golf teaching Job. Said a i had t even planned on playing Here but the kind people at Pinetop where i teach insisted that i file an entry and then surprised me with a $1,000 Check to Send me Here. A live been a pro 19 years and nothing Ever happened to me like that. A i know 1 11 be awfully nervous sunday but it will be fun it s always fun playing Well in this miss Jessene a last tournament this year was the Rich Dinah Shore miss Mann lamented a i Only had one Birdie All Day and that s kind of bad. By the loth Hole i kept getting weaker and weaker and you can just say i blew it. A however if i can t be ahead by five i d rather be behind by two so i can put the pressure on somebody miss Massey the top Amateur finisher among 14 no pros in the Field of 54, wound up in a three Way tie for sixth at 224. Also knotted at 224 were Sandra Post shooting a one under Par 71, and Hollis Stacey who matched Par 72. Miss Ahern who thursday started explosively with a record Matching four under Par 68 first round was notched at 225 with Maria Astrologes Beth Stone and defending Champion Susie Berning seeking an unprecedented third straight title. Miss Berning posted a third round 75. Lagrange Iii. A third round scores saturday in the United states women s open Golf tournament at the Par 72, la Grange country club a de notes Amateur Ruth Jessen Sandra Spuzich Joanne earner Sandra Haynie Carol Mann a Deborah Massey Hollis Stacy Sandra Post Susie Berning Beth Stone Kathy Ahern Maria Astrologes a Jane Booth Kathy Whitworth a Bonnie Lauer Donna Capon Young a Peggy Conley sue Roberts Nancy Loper a Anne Sander Sally Little in All Day closed session players owners Down to their shirtsleeves out of Bounds Dino Martin son of actor Singer Dean Martin climbs out from under a table after he Slid out of Bounds while returning a shot during his professional Tennis debut saturday at the Washington Star news tournament in Washington. Martin s return was Good for the Point but he lost the set to Peru a Felix Ponte 6-2, 6-3. A Wir photo Washington a bargaining in the National football league strike headed through the weekend As both sides got Down to their shirtsleeves saturday in an All Day closed session with Federal mediators. The owners and their striking players each continued to observe their vows of secrecy established when the latest round of talks began Friday. Saturdays session began at to a m. At an otherwise deserted . Labor department and broke up at 5 15 p.m., followed by a 30-minute caucus of the players. Another bargaining session was scheduled for to a m. Sunday. A we re going to keep on keeping said Bill Curry of Houston president of the nil players association. As for the Progress of the talks Curry replied a i wish i could Tell you except i d be in a lot of trouble if i the Calm and somewhat casual atmosphere and the toe Hoe Point Enterprise sports sunday july 21, 1974section c sea i Block engines encouraged 1975 racing rules set Daytona Beach Fla. Apr the National association for Stock car Auto racing said sunday it will encourage Small Block engines on its 1975 grand National circuit by new rules. A the rules will allow big engines but Small engines will be More competitive a Lascar spokesman Joe Whitlock said saturday a it Means we re encouraging use of Small Block engines for the first time in Stock car the rules still will permit engines with maximum displacement of up to 433 cubic inches but engines Between 358 and 433 cubic inches of displacement will be restricted to using a 340 cubic feet per minute fuel flow Carburettor. Engines now Are allowed carburettors that allow up to 411 cubic feet per minute Whitlock said the reason for the Rule change is that rising costs of big engines makes it hard for Drivers without Rich sponsors to be competitive. He also said the move by automakers toward smaller engines is partly responsible. Whitlock said Otiis was the first time rules for an upcoming season have been announced so far in Advance. A it gives a Guy six months to get a sponsor and prepare his car a he explained. A usually we wait until september or october when the new cars come the first race of the 1975 season will be the Riverside 500 on Jan. 19. Bill France jr., president of Lascar said a so far this year indications have been that the Small Block engines have Given us Somp of the most exciting and competitive races in history. A a Good illustration of that came in the recent firecracker 400 at Daytona where five different brands of cars were equally competitive and finished in the top five positions after running together throughout the entire Hometown hero Karl shares . Lead Endicott. N y a Hometown hero Richie Karl who grew up just across the Street from the Golf course charged into a share of the Lead saturday with a 68 in the third round of the $150,000 . Open. Kart now an assistant pro at the Host in Joie Golf club when he in t playing the tour had a 205 total eight under Par he was tied for the top spot with Curtis Sifford. Sifford a 32-year-old Nephew of old pro Charley Sifford and the second round Leader scrambled to a one under 70 in the mild Breezy weather. A this is my bad round a said Sifford one of the few Blacks on the pro Golf tour. Quot i got it out of the Way. I got my choking round out of the veterans John Sethlee and australian Bruce Crampton were two shots off the Pace at 207. Schleet a 65 represented the Best round of the tournament while Crampton got in with a 70. A i know i can win a said Crampton Winner of 14 american tour events. A i done to know if Richie knows he can win. Well find out neither Karl nor Sifford has Ever won on the tour. Another pair of non winners Tim Collins and Mark Hayes were at 208, each with a third round 72. Most of the games top names skipped this tourney which immediately followed last weeks British open. Hubert Green the defending Champion Here was an exception but he failed to qualify for the final two rounds. Karl 29, has played part time on the tour for four years but has not yet come close to winning. For his to previous events this season Only one since March he has an official Money winning total of $256.38. Karl has played this 6,804 Yard layout since he was 6 years old a a it a a Good neighbourhood to grow up in and playing Golf Well your Mother always knew where you were a and is seeking to become the first Host pro to win a tour title since Earl Stewart captured the Dallas open in 1960. The pressure of playing before the Hometown gallery does no to bother him he said. A there is no pressure a Karl said. A i grew up across the Street of i Don t know the Golf course who does i have made up my mind to play the course not the Karl birdied the first Hole from 15 feet wedged to three feet for birdies on two parties and punched a Short Iron to within six feet for a Birdie on no. La. His Only bogey came on the 12th when he drove under a tree and could t reach the Green in regulation. Sifford scrambled All Day a i was Lucky to get out of it with what i did a he said and regained a share of the Lead with a 20-foot putt for a Birdie on the Par three 14th Hole. Endicott n y apr third round scores saturday inf he $150,0008 c open Golf toornamentonthe6,, par71 in Joie Golf club course Richie Kart Curtis Mitford Bruc Crampton John Schiewe Mark Hayes Tim Collins Ray Floyd Bruce Flesher Mike Wynn Sam Adams Lee elder Mike Hill Dale Douglass Charles Coody Rod curl Forrest Feller Dan Sikes Bob Payne Dick Rhyan Leonard Thompson Don Iverson Ralph Johnson Mac Mclendon Andy North Pat Fitzsimons Larry Wise Spike Kelley Allen Miller Jim Masserio Frank Beard Bob Wal Al Butch Baird Gary Groh Larry Hinton Gibby Gilbert Sam Farlow Terry diem Richard Crawford Charles sittard Gary Sanders Ken still a 70-67-68 �?205 66-67-70 a 205 7-166-70 207 66-74-65 -207 66/0 72-208 69-67-72 a 201 69 72-66�?209 66-70-73 209 6 69 72 a 209 69 71-69 -209 67-70-73 210 69 69-72-210 71-67-72-210 71-70-70�?211 70-66-73-211 66 71-74-211 71-66 72-211 67 72 72�?211 70-73-66-211 71-70-71 �?212 66 70-76-212 72 66 72 212 70-73-69-212 67-73-72 212 70-71-71-212 �?�72 72-68 212 77-66-70 213 69 69 75-213 67-74-72�?213 70-73 70-213 74 68 71-213 69-73-71 �?213 70-74-69�?213 73-70-71-214 72 69 73-214 73-70-71 a 214 70-72 72-214 67-73-74-216 66 72-74-214 74 69 71-214 73-72-69-214 decision by both sides to keep silent on the talks were seen As indications albeit slim ones that the negotiating finally had gotten off dead Center. By contrast a number of earlier meetings since the players issued their demands last March were marked by stiff formality and considerable acrimony. At midday Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson stepped out of the room momentarily to Call his wife and ask her to join him in Washington. Other negotiators agreed that the sessions were not Likely to end soon although a precise timetable was not set. Federal mediator James Scearce observed Only that pro Grid exhibition will begin by the associated press with or without their striking veterans National football league teams move toward their full scale exhibition season this week with at least two meetings of league teams on the schedule. The highlight of the week is on saturday when the St. Louis cardinals and Buffalo Bills meet in Canton. Ohio in the annual Hall of Fame game. The game which would have followed by one Day the now cancelled College All Star classic is going ahead even though both clubs will Field teams of rookies and free agents. The first paid a a exhibition a of the season was Friday night in Washington where a crowd of 14,207 showed up at Robert f. Kennedy stadium to watch the redskins in a a controlled Rookie quarterback Joe Theismann the former notre Dame standout who signed with Washington after playing in Canada completed 15 of 35 passes for 209 Yards and one touchdown. The Houston oilers who scrimmage in a prison last week were to meet a semipro team in san Antonio on saturday night. This thursday night rookies and free agents representing the Green Bay packers and Chicago bears will meet at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Adults will be charged $1 kids 50 cents. Neither the bears nor the packers have Many veterans in Camp the most notable being Green Bay linebackers Jim Carter and Larry Hefner. The Hall of Fame game in Canton is important because it is the first official exhibition game and also because it will be carried nationwide by a ctr which has already lost the All Star see pro Grid on 9c a we Aren t afraid of he declined to predict How far the talks might extend beyond that. Whatever the Progress a settlement did not appear imminent because of the sheer volume of the Union s proposals. Though there has been some movement by the owners in the latest round on Money items the players say they will continue striking until they receive concessions on a Host of so called Freedom issues. They include elimination of the Rozelle compensation Rule the waiver and option clauses and the practice of fining players As routine punishment. Not even the loquacious members of the two bargaining teams would offer any clue As to the developments. De Garvey the generally outspoken executive director of the players association simply shrugged his shoulders when asked substantive questions. Players Tom Keating of Pittsburgh and Kermit Alexander of Philadelphia jest fully clamped their hands Over their Mouths whenever a reporter got near. A prayer for Diz Dean Singer Roy Acuff left gov. William Waller dizzy Dean Laid to rest a wire photo Wiggins. Miss. A dizzy Dean was Laid to rest saturday on a country Hillside following a simple ceremony which reflected none of the flamboyance that characterized him in life. Quot he has left us but he has not left us empty a said the Rev. Bill Taylor pastor of the tiny Bond Baptist Church in Wiggins Little More than a pop Fly from Dean s sprawling ranch style Home just North of Wiggins. Jay Hanna Dean blazed into the limelight during the trying times of the Early 1930s As a baseball Pitcher of uncanny ability. But it was his gift of gab and uninhibited Down Home humor that made him a fixture on the National scene for nearly half a Century. A few men will be remembered As he will be a Man of kindness and Good will a said the Rev. Taylor. A the was an institution it would have been been a tragedy to institutionalize. A this speech did no to always follow the rules but he was better understood than our Best the minister said Dean s dialogue with life was like a letters writ from the heart not the dizzy s childlike tendency to blurt out whatever came to mind endeared him to millions including Many younger people whose Only knowledge of his prior baseball greatness came from what they read and heard. Sometimes they heard it from Diz himself As he entertained millions on televised games during the 1950s and 1960s with tales of How great he and other old timers were in their Days. But when dizzy bragged it see dizzy on 9c pro sports franchises Are multiplying like rabbits by Bill Scholl North american newspaper Alliance those Handy Little pocket calculators came on the Market just in time. At least now Joe fan has a fighting Chance to keep some sort of tabs on the mind boggling explosion throughout the spectrum of professional sports. Lured by the Promise of that big Dollar sign in the sky sports franchises at the so called major level Are proliferating at a rate previously regarded by rabbits As secure from Challenge. Some sort of birth control would seem to be a High priority item in pro sports these Days. At last count no less than 147 teams spread around in six sports were in various stages of operation. The Crystal Ball is a Good Way As any to Hazard a guess what the figure will be a year from now. Pro football with the world football league wed officially off the ground is the most prolific of the Bunch with 38 clubs. Hockey has 28, basketball 26, baseball 24, while Tennis has 16 and soccer 15. What a difference from the a a Good ? old Days of Only 15 years ago when the list was a cozy collection of 42, or so and in Only four sports. Every school kid on the Block had a working knowledge of every team and in season could recite the names of most of the players. Today those school kids and their parents who care can to even begin to keep track of All the team nicknames. How can they be expected to when the multiplicity of franchises threatens to clean the animal fish and Bird kingdoms out of names not to mention on a wide Range of other subjects there Are bears bulls Lions tigers rams Colts Broncos Bruins. And dolphins whalers gators and lobsters to swim around in White Caps with a Birds Eye View by eagles orioles flamingos and penguins. There also Are cowboys indians chiefs braves and redskins angles saints and even fighting saints astros Cosmos comets stars and North stars jets mets nets and sets pirates and raiders and assorted extras such As loves strings triangles atoms quakes and aztecs. The Field became so overcrowded that the Wal struck upon the novel idea of employing singular names. Hence handles such As Sun storm fire and Bell. Some of the nicknames spill Over from one sport into another. And Why not if entire leagues can be duplicated a two in football basketball and hockey to go with the original two in baseball a Why can to names it just adds to the general confusion however. And confusing it certainly is with at least one third of the 147 teams now thrashing about the sports scene a Mere two years old or less. What is behind the Siren Call of pro sports that causes men to fall Over each other in an endless Rush to buy team franchises a Large part of it has to be the excitement and Glamour radiated by sports. To become a part of the inner Workings and rub elbows with assorted heroes on a first name basis is a longing of countless frustrated jocks with Money. Another reason for the explosion of sports franchises is Little known to the Public that ultimately foots the Bill. It is a series of intricate rulings by the internal Revenue service enabling sports entrepreneurs to write off their losses against other income. This often reduces their real out of pocket losses to nothing. Even so Many new owners go in fully expecting to take a financial Bath at the outset but hoping for better years ahead. Some drown in red Ink before those better years arrive if Ever but the strangest part is that most still manage to come out Bent but unbroken. That a because there always is a lineup of monies jocks waiting outside the door to pick up the Gauntlet and franchise and at the same time bail out the latest victim. And franchises almost invariably escalate in Selling Price no matter How dismally they have done on the balance Sheet. Bob shorts recent profit of a Cool million dollars on the Sale of the Texas rangers should renew the Faith of every other owner in pro sports. If Short can accomplish that on the track record of the one time Washington organization it s obvious the Mother lode Hasni to been mined out yet. Although sometimes it seems As though new teams sprout from the ground As if by magic the key Factor is the formation of new leagues. Young Gary Davidson is a prime mover in this area. Once the californian swings into action the gathering of new owners and clubs to match is Little More than a formality. Davidson is the Johnny Appleseed of pro sports. He launched the american basketball association to Challenge the Aba put together the world hockey association to a monopolize hockey from the nil and now is almost a year into his biggest venture the world football league. While the established leagues Dole out new franchises at a painfully slow Pace Davidson tosses entire new leagues into the picture and turns everything upside Down. A Davidson a 39-year-old Newport Beach attorney has shaken pro sports by his ability to create new leagues Strong enough to Challenge the entrenched establishment. Although he looks like Robert Redford and comes on like a prep school product with old Money behind him Davidson is a Tough Street Wise product of Compton calif., a town so rough it has lately attracted the attention of the Federal government looking for an Ideal ant crime experimental Laboratory. A sports kept me out of jail a Davidson told one biographer. A in order to play sports i had to have Good grades. I got his playing was Good enough to make him a four letter Man football basketball track and Tennis and his grades were Good enough for Urcla and Law school. His system is deceptively simple. He creates a new league simply by calling a press conference a and always awards himself the first franchise. Other would be owners flock to buy franchises of their own and always the Deal includes installing Davidson As league president at a salary befitting his lifestyle. His Law firm is also assured of the new leagues business a Likely to be formidable As old leagues contest so pro on 9c

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