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Page Eight


Thursday, March 20,_1969

Page Eight THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, March 20, 1969


Astro- Expo deal fizzling

MIAMI, Fla. UP)- Commissioner
Bowie Kuhn has directed the
Houston Astrosand Montreal Ex-
pos to work out a settlement of
their recent trade by Friday or
he will do it himself, The Asso-
ciated Press learned yesterday.
The Astros traded Staub, a
first baseman-outfielder to the
expansion on Montreal Expos for
outfielder Jesus Alou and .first
baseman Donn Clendenon. But a;
snag in the deal deleveloped when
Clendenon, a long-time player forI
the Pittsburg Pirates; announced#
his retirement to concentrate on
a business career.
In Atlanta yesterday, Clenden-
on, in a statement, reiterated that
he does not plan to play again.
As q result of Kuhn's order,
executivesbof the Montreal and
Houston clubs scheduled a Wed-
nesday night meeting here in an.
attempt to solve the dispute. 4
Kuhn, it was understood, has
asked the Montreal club to give
Houston another player or cash.
The Commissioner, who recently
returned from a trip to Western1
training camps, could not bei
reached immediately for confirma-<
Staub, a 24-year old slugger,c
batted .291 last year, hitting six1
homers and driving in 72 runs.
He said he has adjusted to thet
trade and does not want to re--
turn to the Astros.e

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Big Ten Gymnastics Tourney
The schedule for this weekend's Big Ten Gymnastics
Championships being held in the All Events Building is,
Thursday 3:30 p.m. Required Olympic routines for all-
around competitors


2:00 p.m.

Preliminaries - floor exercise, s i d e
horse, rings, vaulting.

7:30 p.m. Preliminaries - trampoline, parallel
bars, high bar.
2:00 p.m. Team finals (Top three teams from
Friday's preliminaries)


7:30 p.m. Individual finals (Top six competitors
from Friday's preliminaries)
Friday's preliminaries will also determine the team repre-
sentative to the NCAA Championships.
Admission Thursday and Friday is f r e e. Saturday, the
charge is $0c for students and children, and $1.00 for adults for
each session. All seats are unreserved.

"I should like to finally and
irrevocably set the record straight
and reconfirm my retirement,"
said Clendenon, now a vice presi-
dent of a pen company in At-
The Houston Astros claim the
trade should be nullified by Clen-
denon's retirement. Montreal, anj
expansion team, wants to keep

Staub, and the young slugger has
said he may quit if he has to go
back to Houston.
"I was certainly not one of
baseball's super stars, and I
neither anticipated nor desired
the confusion that has arisen in
Houston, Atlanta and Montreal
because of my decision to retire,"
Clendenon said.

Superman' Howe skates
toward silver ice campaign

Tiger Freehan breaks nose;
o. J., Bilts far from terms
By The Associated Press
0 LAKELAND, Fla.-Detroit's Tigers were left temporarily with-
out an experienced catcher yesterday when Bill Freehan's nose was
shattered by a pitch from Jim Northrup duripg practice.
Doctors at the Tigers' spring training camp said 1Freehan would
have to remain completely inactive until Monday. with a guaze
protective mask covering the middle of his face.
After that, they said, it would be a week to 10 days before
Freehan could resume training.
Freehan was still tapping the plate with his bat when the ball
struck him, cracking the bone along the upper left portion of the
"Jim shouted and I looked up just in time to get smashed,"
Freehan said.
"It was stupid of me not to look before I threw the thing." said
Northrup. "I could kick myself for being so dumb."
0 ORLANDO, Fla.-Superstar O. J. Simpson says he might play
for the unheralded Orlando Panthers of the Continental Football
League if the Buffalo Bills of the American Football League don't
meet his $600,000 plus price tag, according to Elmer Cook, Panther
The Southern California halfback's price tag would be under-
written by the Florida Citrus Commission, which would capitalize
on Simpson's nickname-Orange Juice, Cook said.
Ralph Wilson, owner of the Buffalo Bills, said recently that he
and O. J. were far apart on that salary question, and added that
Simpson must think that he, Wilson, was as rich'as Howard Hughes
to be able to meet the price Simpson asked.
* * * *
" PALM SPRING, Calif.--The 26 club owners of the National
and American Football Leagues 'took time out from their 1970 re-
alignment problems yesterday to move the 1970 Super Bowl from
Miami to New Orleans.
By a vote that Commissioner Pete Rozelle said was not unani-
mous, the Super Bowl returns to an NFL city for the first time since
the first game, which was in Los Angeles in 1967.
The pro:football title game between the champions of the two
leagues has been in Miami's Orange Bowl the past two years. The
1970 game will be played Jan. 11 in the Sugar Bowl, which seats
approximately 81,000, about 5,000 more than the Orange Bowl,
" STOCKHOLM - The Soviet Union took a long stride toward
retaining its World Amateur Hockey title yesterday by defeating
Finland 6-1 while runnerup Czechoslovakia was blanked by Sweden,
The Russians had an easy time against the Finns, who have
yet to win. The defending champions have eight points on a 4-0
record and have scored 34 goals and yielded only six.
* LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND - Col. Johann Westerhoff,
resigned secretary-general of the International Olympic Committee,
yesterday blasted IOC president Avery Brundage of Chicago.
Westerhoff, 53, retired Dutch artillery officer, quit abruptly last
January after three years in office. -
In an interview with the Swiss Sport magazine he made it
clear that he resigned after a running feud with Brundage, 81-year-
old U.S. millionaire.
"Brundage cannot tolerate strong people around him," Wester-
hoff said. "He took over everything himself. So he looked for depen-
dent, servile people."
His sucessor is expected to be announced this week.
" GROSSINGER, N.Y. - Buster Mathis watched Jerry Quarry
box yesterday and then gave the California heavyweight some advice
from the ringside.
"Don't drop your hands when you get into the Ping with me
Monday night," said Mathis. He made some other comments as
Quarry boxed two rounds each with Tom Sheehan and Joe DeNato.
They will meet in a 12-rounder at Madison Square Garden
Monday night.
0 In its monthly ratings published yesterday, RING maga-
zine listed Muhammed Ali as Heavyweight Champion of the world.
Joe Frazier and Jimmy Ellis, both of whom are recognizedas champ-
ions, by other boxing "authorities," were named the top contenders.
The undefeated All, also known as Cassius Clay, was stripped of
his title following a conviction for refusing induction. That court
ruling is currently under appeal.




DETROIT (R) - Gordie Howe,
Detroit's superstar now in his 23rd
season, is shooting for 25 years "in
the National Hockey League.
It looks like he might make it.
"I plan to try for 25, that is if
I stay healthy. I have another
year on my contract which takes
me to the end of next season.
Then I may try for one more."
2?. Billboard :f
The Harlem Globetrotters will
play the Washington Generals
at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, March
31. Tickets for the performance
are on sale at the Athletic Ticket
Office at State and Hoover.

Howe made his comments in an "We still have two games left with
interview with Bill Brennan, De- Toronto, home and home. They
troit News hockey writer. are four-pointers. We must win
The amazing Howe is having both of them.".
one of his best seasons ever. He Mr. Red Wing has been with
has 40 goals and 54 assists-94 his team since 1946. From 1949-
points, and has an excellent 50 through last season Howe has
chance of topping the 100-point been among the top five scorers,
mark in Detroit's six. remaining with 1,480 points racked up during
games. 19 campaigns. His all-time total
The 41-year-old right wig says is 1,677 points.
of his decision to go for two more Asked if he plans to coach after
seasons: retiring from active play, Howe,
"I've always said that, if I had!said, "I don't think so. I don't
two bad years in a row I'd quit. want to sound like I'm crying,
Well this one has been good. So but I've been in hockey a long
even if I have a bad one next time. Coaching I think is tougher
year, it would still give me the thanaplaying. My family is grow-
following season to prove myself." ing and I've missed it.
Howe takes care of his -body. "In the summer I'm away on
"That is a hockey player's hain I or for. I don't seemy
equipment. You keep in shape family for a month and the chil-
and watch your weight. You eat! den all look as if th'ey've grown a
the things you know you should." foot.a .y
Howe is still optimistic about "They go skiing and then come
the Red Wings' chances for mak- home and I hear them talk about
ing the East Division playoffs this it. I'm not a part of it. I'm mis-'
year. ing this part of their lives. No,
"We can still. do it ourselves by! I think when quit as a player I
winning our own games," he said. will just take it easy."
Tuesday, March 25
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