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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 19, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI UTHBRIDGE HER AID Tuesday, June 19, 1973 No woman s libber, she just wants to p lay ball Carol King started quite a stir it seems YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) Twelve-year-old Carol King says she's not a woman's lib- er, just an athelte who hap- pens to like baseball. And it's her fondness for baseball that has created a stir at Little League headquarters in Wil- liamsport, Pa. This spring she decided to try out for the Little League in Ypsilanti and the pyrotech- nics began: threat from the na- tional organization, officials of the American Little League of Ypsilanti dismissed Carol from the team she'd already made. city council then re- taliated by voting unani- mously to bar all Little League teams from publicly- owned fields. was reinstated. charter committee at Little League headquarters in Williamsport then revoked the charter of the Ypsilanti Little League. "We acted in good explained Robert Stirrat, the public relations director in Williamsport. "We lean heav- ily here on the fact that ail medical knowledge available to us indicates it's unsafe for girls to play baseball. "There is ample laboratory added Dr. Creigh- ton Hale, executive vice-presi- dent of Little League and himself a research physi- olgist. "It shows differences enough in bone structure, muscle fibres and reaction time to preclude girls playing with boys in such sports as baseball, football and ice hockey. "I personally don't think it'd be dangerous at countered Dr. James Nixon, a Philadelphia orthopedic sur- geon and former team physi- cian for Philadelphia Eagles' National Football League team. "By training, social in- habitions, role playing, what have you, a little girl is at a tremendous disadvantage playing with a little boy. "But in the early teens, a little girl is literally years ahead If you could raise a little girl like a little boy, she would beat hell out of the boy until 13 or 14." The conflict over Carol's participation in Little League baseball began building when William Anhut, president of the Ypsilanti Little League, requested the national organ- ization's executive committee to review the charter com- mittee's action. The executive committee was to review Ypsilanti's plea at its June 13 meeting, but failed to do so. The Ypsilanti group, mean- while, has been ordered to stop using the Little League name, to turn in its Little League patches and refrain from competing with other Little League teams. Yspi- lanti must also pay higher in- surance rates than are avail- able through the national or- ganization. City Attorney Kenneth Bronson says the national group has threatened to seize the bank account, the uni- forms and the equipment of the excommunicated league. "But if they attempt he warned, "they better have a court order. "If not they'll face possible criminal prosecution." The question of the admit- tance of girls into Little League baseball was consid- ered last April at the national organization's annual meeting in Tampa, Fla. Five hundred district ad- ministrators r e p r e senting some leagues decided then that the present ban on girls should be upheld and that a study should be in- itiated to decide the feasibil- ity of forming a parallel, soft- ball program for girls. Because the Little League organization has been granted a federal charter, it is forbid- den from passing any by-laws that are inconsistent with state or federal statutes or with the U.S. constitution. A clerk in Anhut's law firm has researched the question for three weeks. "I don't think there's a logi- cal reason for their Anhut asserts. "I think they've got a rule and they won't be pressured into changing it. "I think they think girls don't belong in baseball and now they're trying to find any and all straws to support this theory." Since her season opened, Carol King, the centre of the controversy, has found herself suddenly very much a public personality. A w o m a n 's magazine in Ann Arbor has featured her struggle, and Time noted her debut and presented her smiling face to millions of its readers. In her first game, Carol walked twice, struck out once, and her team lost. The same pattern has persisted through- out the season, so that now, with four games remaining, she has managed only two hits and her team is mired in last place, having won just one of seven. "I'm afraid I don't have any great and glowing things to admitted Carol's mother, Priscilla. "She hasn't quite put it all together though things are getting back to normal. "I mean, less people are coming out to watch her play. I think she's still trying too hard. She feels the pressure on herself. Her coach and I have even agreed not to talk to her about baseball." "It's going pretty good Carol herself says. "I'm more relaxed. "I don't have to worry about all those other things. I'm also finding that most pitchers were afraid to pitch hard to me before. I was get- ting a lot of walks. Now they pitch. And to the boys on the team I'm just another boy. They treat me like another boy, which I'm grateful for." Balding survives challenge at Calgary It was Jocelyne's turn to win did if Jocelyn Bourassa, drops her putter in excitement Mon- day after she had won the Canadian championship tour- ney, La Canadienne, in a playoff with Sandra Haney and Judy Rankin. Race results CALGARY and Brink- man. HR: (121 Oaklsnd 410 000 1 Kansas City COO 002 0 Hamilton f2-l) Fingers (6) and Fosse; Littel (0-1) Dal Canton (1) Bird (71 and Healy. HR: berry LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. 127 23 51 .402 126 17 45 .357 227 42 76 .331 196 33 63 .332 209 37 69 .330 182 31 Blomberg, NY Horton, Carew, Mm Kirkpatrick, KC Allen, Chi Kelly, Chi 182 31 60 330 Henderson, Chi 135 21 42 311 Leon, Chi 183 18 56 .306 Home Runs Mayberry, ]7, D Allen 15 Runs Batted 62; R. Jackson, Oakland, 55. Pitching 6 Decisions Colborn, Mil- waukee, 9-2, .818; Lee, Boston, 7-2, .778. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICK TIRE LTD. TIRf SALES SERVICE ;