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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 14, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Aba loses franchises but picks up Charley o Evelyn Dorn left aids Barnhill while Palmer Center and Futch observe the tally a wire photo new York a in this age of sports expansion the american basketball association is contracting. But the league is adding one of sports most colourful owners Charles 0. Finley. An 11-team league since its birth in 1967, the Aba will operate Only nine clubs next season. The Pittsburgh condors and the floridians were dissolved tuesday. At the same time the controversial Finley who says his Middle initial a is 0 for owner a acquired the Memphis pros leaving football As the Only major professional sports that he a not involved As a proprietor. He already owns baseball a Oakland a a and hockey a California Golden seals. While Finley was saving the pros with a last minute offer the Abas two other insolvent franchises the condors and the floridians were going Down the Drain. Commissioner Jack Dolph who has submitted his Resigna Tab High Point enter Hub sports wednesday june 14, 1972. Page 3-c Tion effective when his three year contract expires in october disclosed the development late tuesday. A the league has purchased at undisclosed terms the franchises of Florida and Pittsburgh and approved the Sale of the Memphis franchise to Charles 0. Finley a said the commissioner. Dolph explained that Finley a acquisition of the struggling pros is subject to approval in principal by the Memphis stockholders and the leagues counsel. The pros currently Are a Community owned team with More than 4.600 stockholders Paul Juffy Howard leading Aga the Only thing missing tuesday afternoon at Willow Creek was the smell of Cotton Candy and Popcorn in the air. But there was definitely a carnival atmosphere with the sounds of laughing people just out in the pleasant afternoon Sun enjoying life to the fullest. Done to get me wrong. In a not making fun of the North Carolina women s Golf association tournament. In fact i believe the 23rd annual event offers Many valuable assets for other tournaments menus and women a alike. I Don t know How Many Golf Hamm on ships the average Golf fan has actually attended by being in on or just watching but the one thing in be always dreaded was the seriousness of it All. Everyone walks around with sweaty Palms cleaning clubs criticizing a certain Tough Hole or just crying Over a flubbed shot. It really gets depressing looking at All the sour faces. That certainly Isnit the Case at Willow Creek. Despite its importance a potential stepping Stone to something like the Curtis cup team and its efficiency with the help of tournament chairman Dot Stevens and others so dedicate the sunday picnic Type feeling is a pleasant change. Right away i ran into Ruby Daniel the president of the state association. A Twenty five putts Twenty five she kept saying. A a what a wrong with that a i said. A i finished with a 93 is what s wrong with that a she said shaking her head. But then she smiled. A but those greens were so Lovely. A Little fast maybe. By True. You play Golf done to you. Well then you know what was wrong. I just hit the greens. But i had 25 putts now that was what i liked. She still smiled after shooting a poor round. A pro golfer on the menus tour or even an Amateur would usually be picking the spikes out of his locker door by then. And the personalities there Are so varied and colourful. Take for instance Ruth a a Granny Hill a woman of indeterminable age from Waynesboro and a Veteran of the no Aga tournament for 15 years. I asked the Gray haired 12-Handieapper How she did yesterday. A i ainu to Gonna Tell a a she said. To the Point huh but a a Granny is surprisingly efficient on the course something her Pink Bonnet and Corn cob pipe would disguise if you did no to see her tee off. And the quotable quotes pore Forth. Frances Johnson of Jacksonville was kidding Mary Presley of Maggie Valley about her unfortunate skill in finding Sand traps. A i counted Mem Mary. You were in 22.�?� a i know it. But look at All the experience in a getting in blasting out. I must be the Best Sand blaster Here a said mrs. Presley. A a in la say you Are. You sandblasted the numbers right off your laughed mrs. Johnson. A i can smile said mrs. Presley a even if i do have Sand in my and of course there Are the More serious golfers there like Kathy of Briant an 18-year-old from Greensboro who finished with an 80 in the first round who explains a particular problem she has in playing Golf. A a my Boyfriend wont go with me. He a afraid 111 beat Helen self of Greensboro said she was having a Good time although her chief problem is not challenging someone in her foursome but just a worrying about what a going on Between her All in All 1 11 have to say it s one Heck of a Fine tournament. By Paul Kutz Enterprise sports writer Margaret Howard a seven handicapper from Durham fired a one Over Par 73 to Lead the 148-woman Field in the North Carolina women a Golf Assn. Tournament for the first round tuesday. Pebble draws Pebble Beach. Calif apr Jack Nicklaus carries a torrid love affair with a Golf course into the 72nd . Open championship thursday As the solid 6-1 favorite to add the second leg to an unprecedented professional grand slam. A this is the finest strategy Golf course in the world a the masters titleholder said As he prepared for his final tuneup today on the wind whipped Pebble Beach links that has most of the other 149 competitors chewing on their fingernails. A you have to use your head to win Here a Nicklaus added. A like Augusta it is a position course. You must place your tee shots in the right Nicklaus who needs to add the . And the British opens and the . Pc to his list of 12 major championships to Complete a sweep that has escaped All golfing giants of the past was asked by one interviewer what is his favorite course. He needed Only a moment 1� reply. A i like Pebble Beach better than any of them a he said it was Here that he won one of his two . Amateur titles in 1961, and the Crosby in 1967 and 1972.�?� Nicklaus ardor for the 6.815-Yard course that winds along the crashing Waves of Carmel Bay is not shared by Many of his adversaries in the Star studded Field teeing off thursday at 10 30 a in. Edt. A if its such a great Golf course a groused Frank Beard a Why do they have to add too traps and add acres of knee High both Arnold Palmer and South africans Gary player chimed in with criticism of the fresh Sand in the bunkers. A i think there is too much Sand you can lose a Ball in the bunkers a said player. A at All open courses you can expect new rough tighter fair a hot lips Quot is Bock in that smash called Mash laughs Start Friday Pointer drive in theatre mrs. Howard charged around the 5.707-Yard Willow Creek course with a 36-37 to take a one stroke Lead Over favored Sandy Barnhill last years runner up. Maxine Palmer a four Handi capper from Thomasville posted a 79 going into today a Beach blasts ways and new added Palmer. A i think the new Sand could have been added a year ago to allow time to Settle. Former masters Champion George Archer a native of the area had the most graphic reply when asked what he thought about the course. A what course a Archer answered. A i can t find it. After practising Here. In be got to go Home and let my mind defending Champion Lee Trevino recovering from a Case of viral pneumonia was due to make a dramatic appearance on the scene today and perhaps go into the tournament without a practice round. He rates As a second Choice behind Nicklaus at 8-1 along with player and Young Jerry heard who has won More than $100,000 on tour this year. Britain s Tony Jacklin is snapping Back from his slump of 1971 and the 42-year-old Palmer honed by 21 Days of unbroken Golf is seeking his first major title since the 1964 masters. Pond giants play in Finch the Winston Salem Pond giants will play another of their semipro baseball games in Finch Field sunday afternoon at 2 30 against the Danville All stars. The Pond giants have a 12-3 record. Second round of the 54-Hole event to place third. After today a finish the Field will be grouped into flights for the final round thursday. Kathy of Briant from Greensboro playing for the first time in the women s state affair shot an 80 to share fourth place with Helen self also of Greensboro. Miss of Briant plays out of Longview while mrs. Self is a member of Forest Oaks. Mrs. Howard a former physical education teacher attributed her Fine performance to her better physical shape. A last year i won the City championship and a sportswriter there said a Stocky Margaret and he was being polite. It was More like a roly poly Margaret Well that did it. I decided to lose weight so i went on a special diet and i lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks. I lost my old swing so i took a series of lessons and now in a playing the now svelte golfer always had a great affection for the game. A i played at the University of Oklahoma in the Days of Bud Wilkinson. If i had Only concentrated on my studies like i did on my nine Iron a smiled mrs. Howard. Golf is not the Only sports she loves. A i also teach Tennis although in a not that Good. But it gives me enough Money so i m Able to go to mrs. Howard feels that the secret to winning the state title is not playing Safe. A the Only Way to do it is to be aggressive and bold. You have to go straight for the Green and try to get it to hold because the fairways Are so hard you re liable to get a weird Bounce if you pitch and Sandy Barnhill a physical education instructor at Rose High school in Greenville Felt that the Bent greens were her biggest problem. Margaret Howard Sandy Barnhill a i a Palmer. Kathy o Brien halon Saif. Jana Lloyd Ann brands Margaret Stewart Jana Reinhardt Mildred Dixon e Uniat Potch Eunice Futch 7j 74 a so to to 12 by a a i is is a a in a just not used to them. I was one under until i got to no. 6, and then i got into other top scorers include Jane Lloyd of Durham and Ann Brandis of Asheville with an 82 each. Margaret Stewart of Waynesville and Greensboro a Jane Reinhardt tied for sixth with 83 apiece. Mildred Dixon of Elkin shot an 84 and Power hitter eunies Futch of Winston Salem carded an 85. Six women shot 86�?Ts including High Points Linda Marsh Greensboro a Gloria Anthony and former seniors Champion Pat Prevost of Winston Salem. Give dad gift certificate for fathers Day having paid $5 a share last year to keep the team alive. Representatives of the pros and league attorney Martin Heller were in Chicago today to Confer with Finley. Terms of the Deal were not released but it was Learned Finley placed $109,000 in the Abas Bank account tuesday to cover the pros debts to the league. He reportedly will assume Memphis other debts. Finley moved into the Memphis picture when Landgon a a zip Viracola and Charles Napper sr., Dallas businessmen withdrew their offer of $1.2 million for the pros. Efforts to save the Pittsburgh and Florida franchises were not As successful. The condors reportedly were going to move to new Haven conn., and the floridians were going to be transferred to Montreal. A fall the decisions we made were designed to strengthen us As a league a said Dolph. A we have pruned our league to what we Call the following the announcements concerning the three weak franchises the trustees reconvened and worked out a dispersal local Boxer in Cincinnati Willie Davis a 112-Pounder out of High Point will be taking part in the Eastern regional boxing championships this weekend in Cincinnati. Fighting begins on thursday and concludes on saturday. Draft of the Pittsburgh and Florida players. Memphis which had finished last in the West division last season was Given the first pick and took Pittsburgh a George Thompson who had averaged 27 Points per game. Denver had the next Choice and grabbed the floridians a Warren Jabali a 20-Point scorer. Carolina followed by taking Mike Lewis of Pittsburgh and Dallas tabbed t h e condors John brisker the highest scorer among either of the defunct clubs. Brisker averaged 29 Points per game last season. Dallas Carolina Denver and Memphis each picked again before the other five clubs were Given their first choices. Altogether 42 players were chosen in six rounds. Several had been draft picks of the floridians and condors earlier this year. Dolph said the West division lineup would remain the same for next season with Indiana Utah Denver Dallas and Memphis. The East will have Only four teams Virginia new York. Kentucky and Carolina. The league will continue to play an 84-game schedule. Double knit the world s most comfortable of you Aren t sure we have a Large selection of sporting equipment come in today let us help you select a gift. We service what we sell 77r� Toon 134 South main High Point 69�?�,. 120 sport Coots 59�?�,.79�?� clothing stores downtown Greensboro Mig pain Winston Alt v r a i i v open Fri n11 e s 11l v o j second mortgage Loans get up to s7,500 to meet education expenses. Putting your child through College today May Cost $10,000 or More. But you could have the Money hidden in your Home in the equity you be been building up with your mortgage payments All these years. 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