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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Friday, June 19, 1970
All Italy goes wild; Brazil studies films
ROME (P)-A mood of euphoria and
rare patriotism engulfed all Italy fol-
lowing the national soccer team's World
Cup victory in Mexico City Wednesday
Millions of Italians from poets to peas-
ants were blissfully hung over from
night-long celebrations of the team's 4-3
triumph over West Germany in the semi-
For sheer energy, scope and spontan-
iety, this jubiliation had no equal in this
Latin land which in normal times has
no shortage of exuberance;
Hospitals rported a sharp increase in
heart attack victims during and after the
In cities from quick-paced, sophisti-
cated Milan in the North to easy-going,
sun-washed Naples in the South, tens of
thousands of fans danced in streets and
fountains until dawn. All Italy's cares
and woes-inflation, shaky government,
chronic strikes--seemed gone in the
smoke of red, green and white fireworks
that lit the night sky.
The colors belong to the national flag,
which suddenly appeared in shop win-
dows and in bars on the via veneto and
other Roman thoroughfares this bleary-
eyed yesterday morning.
Many businesses opened, late and of-
fices went understaffed, but nobody
seemed to mind that little business was
When the television network ran a tape
of the game in the middle of the after-
noon, thousands foresook the afternoon
siesta to relive the joy that "la hostra
bella squadra"--our beautiful team-had
given them the night before.
In a country where denigration of na-
tional institutions is commonplace the
exalting of the flag and the chanting
of "It-al-ia, It-al-ia" in the streets were
MEXICO CITY (A)-Brazilian soccer
king Pele withheld any prediction yester-
day for Sunday's World Cup final game
The Brazilian team flew into Mexico
City from Guadalajara yesterday to pre-
pare for the championship.
"We know the Italian selection," Pele
said. "And I know that it is a very strong
team. It is good in both defense and at-
tack, while the Uruguayans are only good
at defense. This will be a totally different
The Brazilians broke camp in Guada-
lajara and boarded a plane for Mexico
City after a morning of rest in their
motel of Guanajuato, where they have
been since the beginning of the champ-
Another Brazilian forward, Tostao,
"We have seen several video tapes of
Italy and we were all very impressed," he
said. "They have a very good attack and
a very good defense."
Brazil's team doctor reported three
players were lightly injured during Wed-
Pele, he said, suffered from muscular
fatigue, Clodoaldo had a sore thigh and
Everaldo had a slight pain in his right
The Brazilians were scheduled to train
today at Azteca Stadium, where the title
match will be played.
That was the only practice session
planned before Sunday's big game.
On Sunday. Brazil could well pass the
100 goal mark in its World Cup career.
The Brazilians have scored 99 so far in
the nine Cups. They have allowed 48.
Brazil downed Uruguay 3-1 and Italy
beat West Germany 4-3 in overtime in
Wednesday's semifinal games. Uruguay
and West Germany meet here tomorrow
for third place.
Vol. LXXX, No. 32-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, June 19, 1970 Ten Centr
NBA, ABA agree
to seek merger
By The Associate. Press
ATLANTA-Owners of franchises in the National and Ameri-
can Basketball Associations voted yesterday to seek from Congress
permission to merge into one professional league.
Walter Kennedy, commissioner of the NBA, said the vote
came on a statement of principles agreed to by merger committees
of both leagues before a U.S. District Court in New York issued
an injunction in May legally barring a merger until disposition
of a suit filed by the NBA Players Association.
"I'm quite sure it would be much longer than a year . . . I
don't anticipate Congressional action so we can have a unifica-
tion at the end of next season," Kennedy said as the NBA's Board
of Governors concluded a two-day meeting.
Kennedy made the announcement for both leagues, saying
NBA owners approved the statement 13-4 while all 11 ABA owners,
meeting in Denver, approved it unanimously.
The agreement touches only basic items that would be in-
cluded in a merger provision and Kennedy said he was .certain
there were other items that would "have to be added" in the
event Congress and the courts approved a merger.
Items already agreed upon call for a 28-team league to be
known as the National Basketball Association, a single league
schedule as early as practicable, a world championship playoff
between the two league winners, a common draft of college players
and expansion by at least two new teams before the single league
schedule goes into effect.
Kennedy would serve as commissioner of the merged league.
He said the statement would now be prepared for submission to
the Judiciary Committees of the U.S. House and Senate.
Meanwhile, Oscar Robertson, longtime superstar of the Cin-
cinnati Royals, said yesterday that National Basketball Association
players "are unanimously against" a merger of the NBA and the
American Basketball Association.
"Who do they think they are kidding?" Robertson asked from
Cincinnati in a telephone interview with George Cunningham of
the Atlanta Constitution. Robertson now plays for the Milwaukee
"This merger would benefit only one party, the owners,"
Robertson said. "And all this sweet talk is not going to sway one
player in the NBA. We are unanimously against it."
"Anyway, it is an atrocity for them to say what they are
going to do when the merger when, to begin with, it is illegal," he
A U.S. District Court in New York issued an injunction in May
legally barring a merger of the leagues until disposition of a suit
filed against a merger by the NBA Players Association. However,
the court said the leagues could submit proposed legislation to
Congress requesting permission to merge.
The 13-4 vote by the NBA owners came after a gruelling five-
hour meeting that carried through the lunch hour. Five negative
votes would have killed it.
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Jim Mooney's sexy kneecap aptly reflects the plight of all linksmen in the opening round of the
U.S. Open on the soggy and windblown course at Chaska Minnesota. Only Tony Jacklin broke par,
as the big name players saw their scores float (as it were) around 80.
TALKS BREAK DOWN
players to sue ownters
--Daily-Thomas R. Copi
Regents meet with ENACT
At an open hearing yesterday, members of Environmental Action for Survival (ENACT) called on the Regents to establish
an advisory committee on the University's investments in corporations. The committee would attempt to guide the University
away from corporations it feels contribute to pollution and other social ills. (See story, Page 3).
MAJOR HIGHWAYS CUT
Communis troops move
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NEW YORK W) - The National Football
League Players Association revealed yesterday in
a statement issued by president John Mackey that
it had filed an unfair labor practice charge against
The statement by Mackey, a tight end for the
Baltimore Colts, came some 12 hours after the
owners negotiating committee announced that
negotiations had broken down over two issues-.
the powers of the commissioner and the matter
of pre-season pay.
Mackey's statement, issued by the players'
public relations director, Tom Vance, by phone
from Beaumont, Tex., said that the NFLPA had
filed its unfair labor practice charge Wednesday
after the association "had negotiated in good
faith" through three sessions.
Mackey said "at the Baltimore meeting last
week, the NFL negotiating committee broke off
negotiations. We regret that it therefore becomes
necessary to seek intervention of the National
Labor Relations Board to convince the employers
to resume negotiations."
Mackey also' said the NFLPA was ready, to
resume negotiating at any time and that, the
organization's position was that "a reasonable
agreement could be reached without resort to
legal procedures or economic action."
The statement also took note on the major
issue in dispute-the role of commissioner Pete
"We have been accused," said Mackey, "by cer-
tain parties of attacking the very structure of
professional football by naming the League as a
joint employer of the players. This is not and
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (P) - Two
more of Phnom Penh's links to the out-
side world were cut off yesterday as the
communists tightened their stranglehold
around the almost isolated capital.
Travelers trying to use Highway 1 lead-
ing to Saigon said Viet Cong and North
Vietnamese forces have severed the road
about 25 miles south of Phnom Penh.
In another move, near Skoun 38 miles
northeast of Phnom Penh, the enemy
cut off a second highway which is the
sole land route to provincial and regional
military headquarters at Kompong Cham
where two Cambodian regiments are lo-
There was no late word whether gov-
ernment forces have succeeded in restor-
ing traffic on the last rail link of Phnom
Penh, severed Wednesday when the com-
munists seized two trains about 41 miles
northwest of the capital.
spokesman said the communists had oc-
cupied nearly all of the vast 12th cen-
tury ruin of Angkor, Cambodia's greatest
"More seriously," said the spokesman,
"they are puttingeinantiaircraft gun em-
placements around the temples."
Cambodian planes have been hitting
at communist positions in the vicinity
of Angkor, but have stayed clear of the
temples, the spokesman said. Cambodia
has declared Angkor an "open city," and
said its troops would make no move
against enemy forces occupying them,
in order to save the buildings from de-
As communist pressure mounts, the
Cambodian government has begun draw-
ing on strategic reserves in the capital
region to bolster its defenses in the
countryside where roads and rail lines
are being cut and provincial capitals are
under communist attack.
Battles were reported raging around
the provincial capitals of Kompong Thom
80 miles north of Phnom Penh and Kom-
pong Chhnang about 55 miles northwest
of the national capital.
never will be
Major League Standings
W L Pet. GB
Chicago 34 24 .586 -
New York 31 30 .508 4%
Pittsburgh 31 33 .484 6
St. Louis 28 31 .475 6%
Philadelphia 27 33 .450 8
Montreal 23 38 .379 12%
Cincinnati 45 18 .714 -
Los Angeles 35 28 .556 10
Atlanta 33 27 .550 10 X.
San Francisco 29 34 .460 16
San Diego 29 39 .426 1814
Houston 27 37 .422 18%
Chicago 6, San Francisco 0
Montreal 10, Atlanta 7
Other clubs not scheduled
Philadelphia at New York
St. Louis at Chicago, day
Los Angeles at Cincinnati
San Francisco at San Diego
Houston at Atlanta, 2, twi-night
Montreal at Pittsburgh
USC nips Florida State
2-1 in 15- for NCAA title
OMAHA, Neb. AP) - Frank Alfano's infield single with the
bases loaded in the bottom of the 15th inning gave top-ranked
Southern California a 2-1 victory over Florida State last night
and the College World Series championship.
Shortstop Cal Meier, who singled home the tying run for USC
in the seventh inning, scored the winning tally after walking to
lead off the 15th in the battle of the bullpen.
Carl Gromek, Florida State's fifth pitcher, replaced Mac
Scarce, who had done a brilliant 73 inning relief stint. Dan Stoli-
grosz walked. Dave Kingman advanced the runners with an- infield
roller filling the bases. Alfano then grounded slowly near the third
Gromek slid while trying to field the ball. He threw to the
plate while falling and was too late, the ball getting away from
catcher Harry Saferight as Meier slid in.
an objective of the association."
"It is only because the em-
ployers have now refused to ne-
gotiate in good faith that we
felt compelled to file this
in world meet
Former Michigan gymnastics
star George Huntzicker will
compete today in the world
trampoline championships in
Huntzicker, who won the
NCAA trap title in 1968 and
again this year, was also a
member of Michigan's gym-
nastics team which this year
won the NCAA crown.
New York 3, Boston 2
Cleveland 6, Washington 3
Other clubs not scheduled
Detroit at Cleveland
Washington at Baltimore, 2, twi-night
Milwaukee at California
Minnesota at Kansas City
New York at Boston
Chicago at Oakland