THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Thursday, July 30, 1970
Thursday.. July 30 ..197,+-I --
Vol. LXXX, No. 56-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, July 30, 1970 Ten Cent
CHICAGO (M - The National Football League Players
Association declared last night that it was "shocked" by
club owners' actions in opening training camps to any
players wishing to report.
The NFLPA continued a meeting, and stated "we are
tonfident that all NFL players will support their associa-
tion" and remain out of the camps.
A statement said: "Although the NFLPA had antici-
pated that owners might lift the lockout they imposed,
we were shocked that we were not notified of their decision
and that the owners had chosen to go directly to the
THEODORE KHEEL (left), labor consultant for the NFL owners, announces that contract talks
with the players are being broken off. Also shown are Baltimore Colt end John Mackey (center),
president of the Players' association and Leonard Lindquist, labor adviser to the players. The move
occurred prior .to yesterday's action by the owners opening the grid camps.
TO PLAY CENTERFIELD
Cubs pick up
CHICAGO UP) - Controversial Two weeks ago he was fi
Joe Pepitone, whose personal $250 by. the Astros for mis
escapades sometimes oversha- practice.
dow his baseball ability, was A week ago, when Hous
picked up yesterday for the started its current road trip
$20,000 waiver price by the Chi- went home to New York,t
cago Cubs. time because the club wante
The 29-year-old first base- assign recently-acquired Geo
man-outfielder had been on sus- Culver as his roommate.
pension from the Houston As- Pepitone declared he ne
tros for the last week following had a roomie in his eight y
a series of squabbles. in the majors and wasn't g
d to .
to start now. The suspension
followed, and Joe began moon-
lighting on television shows.
The Astros got Pepitone from
the New York Yankees last De-
cember in a trade for Curt Ble-
fary. His salary reportedly was
The Yankees signed Pepitone
as- a free agent in 1958 for
$20,000 and after a run through
the minors he was brought up
to stay in 1963. Three times he
wasAmerican League fielding
champion at first base.
His carrer batting average in
the majors is .252 and in the
last seven years with the Yanks
he hit 161 homers, 27 last year.
Manager Leo Durocher, trying
to fortify the third-place Cubs
fornthe National League pen-
nant drive, said that "I'm very
glad to have him and we will
start him in center field when
he reports to us in Cincinnati
T h-e statement continued:
"The NFLPA believes this ac-
tion is not in the best interest of
pro football. It could mean the
splitting of teams and we are
acting now to present such a
thing from happening.
"The NFLPA has called this
meeting for all 26 representa-
tives and other members of the
ossociation at which time the
entire matter of negotiations
will be -thoroughly discussed as
well as our immediate course of
"We will do all within our
power to resolve this dispute in
accord with the wishes of all
"All players should be aware
of the facts that they cannot be
penalized of fined for not re-
porting to camp and that their
right to strike and their stand-
ard player contracts are pro-
tected by federal law.
"We are confident that all
NFL players will support% the
NFLPA and we will be in touch
with the players as soon as our
meetings have ended here."
An association spokesman es-
timated that already 40 players
had gathered at the meeting
Club owners earlier yesterday,
in a move obviously aimed at
cracking the holdout of veteran
players said that they will open
their training camps to "any
player wishing to report.
A joint statement issued Wed-
nesday by owners George Halas,
president of the National Foot-
ball Conference, and Lamar
Hunt, president of the American
Football Conference, said:
"The training camps of all
member clubs of the National
Football League are being open-
ed at 6 p.m., local time, today.
to any players wishing to report
and contribute to their squads'
1970 team development.
"We are making this an-
nouncement on behalf of the 26
clubs who believe it necessary
that supervised conditioning and
properly trained squads nust be
developed now so the entire 1970
season can be played as sched-
NIGHT EDITOR: -
"On July 25th, the National
Football League Players Asso-
ciation publicly stated it had
not called a strike. Accordingly,
we expect the Association to ad-
vise its members to live up to
their individual playing con-
"The issue here, as the Asso-
ciation has been told, is econo-
mic. This action is not a power
move to break the Association
but an essential step to properly
prepare for and carry out the
"Also, the loss of any portion
of the clubs' preseason revenue
must be necessarily reflected in
the offer made by the owners'
"There is a continuing role
for the Association in profes-
sional football, but the econo-
mic stability of the 26 teams
must be preserved."
Jim Burton, Michigan's fire-
balling lefthander, has received
honorable m e n t i o n on The
Sporting News' All-American
Burton, who shattered the
Wolverine record for strikeouts
in a season by fanning 119 bat-
ters in 85 innings, was the only
Michigan player honored.
The only other Big Ten base-
ballers to receive mention were
Iowa infielders Jim Cox and
of the M:
over the n
At a ne
years in p
of a spec
come to e
at this tin
'-Col. Fredrick Davids
DETROIT PARK CLASH
Commissioner to investigate
Tigers to host all-stars;
Barry may be- set free
By The Associated Press
* MONTREAL-Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announc-
ed yesterday that Detroit's Tiger Stadium will host the All-Star
game next summer for the first time since 1951.
The Tigers will be hosting the All-Star game for the third time.
The 1941 game was also played there when the Stadium was still
known as Briggs Stadium.
r SAN FRANCISCO - Earl Foreman, owner of the American
Basketball Association's Washington franchise, was here yesterday
reportedly to talk with Rick Barry about selling the star player
The San Francisco Examiner and New. York Post said Barry
would be given a chance to buy up his contract. The Post said
Foreman was asking $200,000.
Barry hopes to buy up his contract and return to the San
Francisco Warriors of the National Basketball Association.
Major League Standings
charges of police
By BILL ALTERMAN
Detroit Police Commissioner Patrick
Murphy has ordered an investigation
of the actions taken by Detroit police
Tuesday night in quelling a disturbance
in Balduck Park.
Murphy took this step after several
people informally charged the police with
Balduck Park has been the scene of un-
rest most of the summer. After-receiving
complaints from park area residents, the
authorities decided last Monday to change
it's closing time from 10 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Since then, almost 200 people have been
arrested at the park after clashing with
police when they refused to leave the
park at the new closing time.
Tuesday's clash resulted in the arrest
of 22 with six people hospitalized. Ap-
proximately 200 people threw rocks and
bottles at the 80 to 100 policemen.
Police then smashed in the windows
of a car owned by Dale Honecker, 20.
The three occupants of the car, Hon-
ecker, John Nash. 21, and Annie Zwolin-
ski, 14, were -then reportedly beaten by
police. Honecker suffered two broken
shoulders, a broken arm and a leg wound
which required six stitches.
Nash reportedly needed 18 stitches in
Rick Walker was running with the
crowd when he stopped and yelled to the
pursuing police "I give up, I give up!"
He was beaten over the head and six
stitches were required.
Rick Gold, who was charged with fe-
lonious assault, was also reportedly
Last night, disturbances broke out
anew with 24 arrests. According to police,
windows on five cars, including three
police cruisers were smashed by "thrown
missiles." Witnesses report however that
one car had its windows destroyed by
One of those arrested last night, Has-
kel Cantor, 18, was charged with felon-
ious assault. He was taken to the hos-
pital with unknown injuries.
Earlier in the day, Assistant Prosecutor
Arthur Kuscinski threw out four charges
of felonious assault arising from Tues-
day's incident. He also lowered two other
felonious assault charges to misdemean-
Commenting on Tuesday's action, In-
spector Teddy Sikora of the Conner Pre-
cinct Police, described it as "just one of
those things." He denied that anyone
The police involved in the disturbances
are assigned to the Tactical Mobile Unit,
especially trained to handle disturbances.
None of the policemen have been injured
in any of the incidents up to date.
M Murphy announced the investigation
last night while he was addressing an -ad
hoc police action group.
Balduck Park is located in a predomi-
nantly white part of East Detroit near
Meanwhile, in New Hartford, Conn.,
roving bands of black and Puerto Rican
youths ranged the streets of Hartford
yesterday for the second straight night,
setting fires and throwing rocks and
bottles at police. '
The disorders apparently stemmed
from Tuesday's outbreak, prompted in
part by the city's not opening some fire
hydrants for children's hot summer play.
Yesterday's disorders were reported at
their worst in the predominantly black
North End section, but they also spread
to other sections police said.
Officers used tear gas to d i s p e r s e
crowds. About 25 arrests were reported,
at least seven of them on felony charges.
Police said there were no reports of
Minnesota 62 34 .64
:California 58 43 .57,
xO~aland 55 44 .55
Kansas City 37 64 .36
Milwaukee 37 64 .36
Chicago 36 68 .34
Washington 4, Milwaukee 2
Chicago T_, Baltimore 1
Detroit 10, Kansas City 3
Cleveland 9, Minnesota 8
Boston at Oakland, ine.
New York at California, Inc.
Boston at Oakland
New York at California
Washington at Milwaukee
Kansas City at Detroit
Minnesota at Cleveland
Only games scheduled
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3
Atlanta 9, St. Louis 7
Chicago 9, Houston ?
Los Angeles at Philadelphia, cancelled
Montreal 4, San Diego 3
San Francisco 4, New York2
Los Angeles at Montreal
Houston at Chicago, day
St. Louis at Atlanta
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, day
Only games scheduled
Now where's the ball
Houston second baseman Denis Menke bobbles Johnny Edwards' throw as Cub ironman Billy Wil-
liams slides safely into second with a stolen base during the second inning of yesterday's 9-2 Cub
victory. The steal was one of six for the Cubs.
High and dry
The Alaska ferry Taku, with 342 persons aboard,
West Kinahan Island in Prince Rupert, British Co
oil spilling from her ruptured tanks threatened to