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Page Eight


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Wednesday, August 19,1970






Sullen Namath says*
he still might not play

Maddox rips
Clay as being
gun patriotic'
ATLANTA, Ga. U)( - Gov.
Lester Maddox said yesterday
that a proposed championship
fight for the world heavyweight
title should not take place here
between Cassius Clay and Joe
Frazier unless Clay "is ready
to publicly proclaim his readi-
ness to fight for his country."
The fight itself remained an
unclear affair, with Atlanta
Stadium, home of the baseball
Braves, reserved for the fight
on Oct. 26 and Frazier's manag-
er saying, however, he had no
communications with anyone
connected with such a fight.
It has been Clay's conviction
on a charge of refusing to report
for military service, a decision
being appealed in the courts,
that has made the proposed
bout an object of controversy
in Georgia.
The governor originally ex-
pressed mild approval of the
fight, saying he had been as-
sured by fight promoters that
Clay had had a change of atti-
tude. Later, however, Maddox,
who is running for the lieuten-
ant governor nonmiation in the
September primary, reversed his
The governor, however, does
not have any direct power over
the fight, since local ordinances
regulate such exhibitions. At-
lanta Mayor Sam Massell has
declined to take sides, saying
that whether or not the fight
can be staged is a legal matter.

Quarterback Joe Namath check-
ed into the New York Jets'
training camp yesterday and
declared: "I don't think I can
play. I'm going to find out in
the next couple or three weeks."
He said his problems that
kept him away from camp were
both business and physical. He
wouldn't elaborate on his busi-
ness problems.
Asked if his ailing knees were
in bad shape, Namath s a i d:
"Yes. I've been dancing a lot
lately and they hurt after I
Incthe taped interview, with
guards cordoning off newspaper-
men and fans, Namath said that
he had lost his enthusiasm for
football and blamed last year's
loss to Kansas City in an Amer-
ican Football League playoff
game as changing his frame of
mind. The Chiefs downed New
York, 13-6.
"Physically and mentally it's
getting worse," he said.
"I used to look at football dif-
ferently. It used to be my whole
life. It used to be everything
I looked for, logically and real-
istically. It's not now.
"When you're out there on the
field you're putting out 110 per
cent, you're striving for one
thing -- to win. But I got a lot
of other things to do than foot-
ball. It's not my main concern
at this time.
"It leaves a bad taste. I didn't
know if I wanted to do that
again. I didn't know if I wanted
to get up in the morning,"
Middle linebacker At Atkin-
son, who had criticized Na-
math's action and said he was
quitting football earlier this
month, checked into camp Mon-
day. Of Atkinson's remarks,
Namath said: "I respect Al's
opinion. Maybe I should have
done things differently in the
past. I don't know. I haven't
had a chance to talk to him yet."

NEW YORK OP) - A federal
judge left the door open yes-
terday for a' possible trial to,
decide if Cassius Clay has the
right to fight in New York state.
Judge Marvin E. Frankel lis-
tened to Clay's lawyers, who
argued that scores of boxers
have had criminal records that
did not prevent their licensed
Then Frankel denied a motion
by the state's attorneys to dis-
miss a Clay complaint that
the New York State Athletic
Commission let others box in
similar circumstances.
Judge Frankel, when asked
about a trial by state law-
yer, Charles A. LaTorella Jr.,
at the end of Tuesday's hearing,
replied "I only denied the mo-
Frankel had dismissed t h e
original complaint of Clay, also
known as Muhammad Ali, last
Dec. 24.
Clay's claim is that the state
athletic commission has denied
his constitutional rights by not
allowing a license to fight.
The former heavyweight
champion is free on $5,000 bail,
appealing a five-year prison
sentence and a $10,000 fine im-
posed-in Texas in 1967 for his
refusal to be inducted into the
armed forces.
The conviction was recently
upheld by the United States
Court of Appeals for the Fifth
Circuit in New Orleans.
Clay has announced his in-
tention to challenge Joe Fraz-
ier, the current heavyweight
champion. They've been turn-
ed down in several states.
Clay's lawyers, at the hear-
ing Tuesday, said a study of
state commission files showed
that 94 boxers were licensed or
re-licensed since 1939 after fel-
ony convictions ranging to man-
slaughter and murder; 133 after
being found guilty of misde-
In reply, state lawyers assert-
ed that Clay was "not only con-
victed of a felony, but had yet
to serve his five-year sentence."
~Major League






Pirates Mets leaving
the pack further back

ir rig n





More and more it looks as
though the National League
East race . will boil down to
Pittsburgh hitting vs. New York
pitching, with Chicago and St.
Louis fading away for lack of
enough of either commodity.
Burly Bob Robertson drove in
three Pirate runs last night with
a triple and a single to lead
Pittsburgh to a 6-2 victory over
San Francisco, while Gary Gen-
try twirled his second straight
four-hitter to lead the Mets to
a 7-1 rout of Houston.
Robertson, who is platooned
with Al Oliver at first despite
his .300 average and 19 homers,
belted his third circuit clout of
the season in Pittsburgh as the
Bucs frusturated Juan Mari-
chal, still not recovered from a
pre-season reaction to penicil-
Gentry, meanwhile, continued
to show the kind of stuff he had
in helping the Mets win it all
last year. He had been bothered
with shoulder troubles most of
the season, but he appears to
have shaken them.
The Cubs and Cards both got
trounced. Chicago's p i t c h i n g
failed for the umpteenth time
this year as San Diego pounded
out an 11-2 decision with the
help of three homers. One of the
Padre homers was a grand slam
by Ed Spiezio. It was the 41st
grand slam in the NL this sea-
son, a new major league record.
Los Angeles pulled out of a
mild tailspin by trumping the
Cards, 7-2, Sandy Vance, re-
cently recalled from Spokane,
checked St. Louis on five hits
as the Dodgers ended a three-
game losing streak.
In other NL action, Montreal
surprised Cincinnati 7-4 and
Clete Boyer led off the ninth
with a hooming homer over the
centerfield fence to give Atlanta
a 3-2 decision over the Phillies.

Viking Eller
threatens to
MANKATO, Minn. (A) - De-
fense end stalwart Carl Eller
dropped another bombshell- on
the Minnesota Vikings Mon-
day with a threat to retire from
the National Football League.
Eller, 28-year-old all-pro, was
fined $100 by General Manager
Jim Finks for not reporting to
training camp at Makato State
Sunday and was hit with a
$200-a-day fine until he reports.
"There's better things to do
than playing ball and not get-
ting paid," the 6-foot-6, 255-
pound Eller said.
Eller has not yet signed a
1970 contract but has not play-
ed out his option to become a
free agent.
Quarterback Joe Kapp, called
the catalyst of Minnesota's 1969
team that won the NFL cham-
pionship, is a free agent and
has said he will not report until
demands for a five-year, $1.25
million contract are met.
Eller, one of the key front
four linemen who made the Vik-
ings defense terrors in the
league, underwent hernia sur-
gery more than a month ago
and was fulfilling a military re-
serve commitment until late last
Ellen stood on the sidelines
Saturday night as the Vikings
lost their second straight ex-
hibition game, 20-13, to the
Pittsburgh Steelers.
Finks said, "Our doctors feel
he's capable of participating in
training camp up to his limita-

Vol. LXXX, No. 70-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Wednesday, August 19, 1970 Ten Cents

7der Ba8
West Park has recently been
scale clashes between bands of yo
incident erupted there resulting in
and the arrest of four black youths
The bandshell in the park has
center for city summer programs
people off the streets and out of tP
encountered strong resistance fr
Park area.
Several weeks ago police protecti
following a request made to City Coun
banks (R-5th ward). Fairbanks said
windows being smashed by black youtt
in the park.
Monday, Fairbanks presented a pe
persons living near the park request
nightly by 10:30 and tha" police pat
"The bulk of the complaints," Fat
the fact that residents of the area are
formance of loud music -and boisterous
the morning."
Councilman John P. Kirscht said
were initiated on the suggestion of the
there had been "some trouble caused
around the Office of Economic Oppor
Kirscht said, and the police felt a city
relieve the problem.
As a part of the summer recreatic
city, roller skating at Slausen Junior 1
until 9:30 each evening.
The problems arising from the you
ties are aggravated by the people reti
left off by the city bus just outside the
Police say the trouble Monday in V
complained that a gang of black youth
Lurie Terrace, on the park's west side.9
blacks attempting to take the white you
Police Chief Walter Krasny claims
tacked" by a group of 12 to 15 blacks w
Blacks present during the clash, hc
after a rock was thrown through a pol:
"busting heads." It was only then, they
up baseball bats and struck back.
About 40 blacks disrupted City Co
to tell their side of the story. Odell L
Action Movement, grabbed the micro;
Supt. George Owers and demanded that
At the height of the disturbance
recessed the meeting, and when the se
disrupters to wait their turn, assuring
quested to speak would be permitted to
"I'm black just like you," Curry s
tonight, but we need law and order."
Curry an "Uncle Tom" and accused
problems of the blacks.

43 aalt

-Associated Press

.Nixon in New York

In waving goodbye to the crowd at the Wall Street heliport in lower Manhattan, President Nixon
appears to be making a last ditch attempt to keep his country's name up. While he was in New
York, the President met with the editors of the Daily News.
Congress overrules



New York
Kansas City

43 1




x-late game not included
Yesterday's Results
Detroit 3, Oakland 1
Baltimore 3, Milwaukee 0
Minnesota 8, New York 7
Boston 8, Chicago 4
Kansas City 12, Washington 8
Cleveland at Calirornia, inc.
Today's Games
Detroit at Oakland
Cleveland at California,
Baltimore at Milwaukee
New York at Minnesota
Kansas City at Washington
Chicago at Boston, day

ate voted overwhelmingly yes-
terday to overrule P r e s i d e n t
Nixon and enact a $4.4 billion
education appropriations bill de-
spite his veto.
The vote was 77 to 16 to join
the House in overriding a Nixon
veto for the second time this
The Senate vote was 15 more
than the two-thirds required to
override. All of the 16 votes to
sustain Nixon were cast by Re-
Twenty-three other Republi-
cans, some of them showing
signs of political embarrassment,
contributed to the administra-
tion rebuff. '
A m o n g them: Republican
Leader Hugh Scott of Pensyl-
vania, and Sen. Norris Cotton of
New Hampshire, senior GOP
member of the committee which
produced the education bill.
"I am an administration sup-
porter," Cotton said. am a
Nixon Republican and make
no bones of it."
Nixon vetoed the bill, along-
with an $18 billion measure cov-
ering housing and an assort-
ment of other agencies, on
grounds they exceeded his bud-
get by nearly $1 billion, and so
would fuel inflation.
Cotton said while the educa-
tion measure was $453 million
over the budget, it was $375 mil-
lion below the level originally
approved by the Senate.
"I felt that we had done an
excellent job," he said.-
For Scott, the veto decision
posed a dilemma between his
role as GOP leader and his role
as a senator seeking re-election
in Pennsylvania, where schools
are anxious to have the extra
-money, and soon.

He voted to override the veto,
after saying he would have sided
with the President if his vote
had been crucial.
"If it is not needed," he said
in advance, "I will act as the
senator from Pennsylvania."
Democrats did most of the
talking in a two-hour debate on
the veto.
"For the life of me, I cannot
agree that investing money in
raising the educational level of
this nation is , inflationary,"
-said Sen. Warren Magnuson (D-
Wash). "Surely it must have the
opposite effect."
Sen. Robert Griffin (R-Mich)
said Nixon took a courageous
position with the veto, and "has
the support of the American
people in his fight to maintain
the value of the dollar."
Sen. John J. Williams (R-
Del) said "We can't keep on
this Way increasing these appro-
priations bills or we are going to
face the necessity for a tax in-
crease next year."
"The federal government can-
not continue to allocate money
which is not in the Treasury,"
said Sen. Robert Dole (R-Kan.).
All three Republicans. who
spoke in support of Nixon had
voted for the measure in the 88-
0 Senate roll call which sent it
to the White House in the first
S e n a t e Democratic Leader
Mike Mansfield said the real
issue was not federal spending
but government priorities-"not
priorities by rhetoric, but pri-
orities by action.
"It is so easy to vote millions
for ABMs and SSTs and then to
reject money for the ABCs,"
Mansfield said.
Mansfield said, "the Senate
has saved three times as much

City Council dis
action a fter par

on the military bill we are now
considering as the increase, in
this education bill."
Magnuson said if the Senate
sustained the veto "we turn our
backs upon 52 million school
children who will be returning
to classrooms in the next few
The House voted 289 to 114
last Thursday to override the
veto, with 77 Republicans voting
against Nixon.


New York
St. Louis
Los Angeles
San Francisco
San Diego

68 55
64 56
63 60
57 65
54 66
51 70
82 42
68 52
60 61
60 61
54 67
48 73



City Council held a special
meeting last night to discuss the
clash between black youths and
police in West Park Monday.
The incident resulted in four
arrests on counts from "intent
to do great bodily harm short of
murder" to assault.
Although C o u n c i 1 members
would not disclose the content
of the council meeting held
yesterday, Mrs. Albert Wheel-
er, chairman of the local chap-
ter of NAACP, who attended the
meeting, said that she had re-
quested that the details of the
meeting be withheld until a
public hearing on the matter
had been held.
Mrs. Wheeler did reveal, how-
ever, that Mayor Pro Tem H.
C. Curry had read a statement
which "clearly exonerated the
police" from fault for the inci-
dent, at the meeting.

"It would have been disas-
trous for the black community
if that statement had been made
public," she added.
Although Mrs. Wheeler said
yesterday that it was her un-
derstanding that a further
council meeting would be held
today to discuss the holding of
a public hearing, Curry denied
it. "I don't know anything about
it," he said, "she hasn't talked"
to me about it."
Police Chief Walter Krasny
refused comment last night on
allegations that police drew
their guns Monday night while
dealing with the incident in
West Park. Krasny said that
city council had asked him not
to release the report on the in-
Krasny denied that there was
additional patrolling by the po-
lice last night, although he ad-
mitted that some extra men
were on hand.


-Associated Press
Let's kiss and make up
These are the words Denny McLain probably didn't say to home
plate ump Russ. Goetz after McLain was called for a balk Monday.
After making references to Goetz's ancestry, McLain was ejected.
Denny was upset after being rattled by the Oakland organ player.

Yesterday's Results
Montreal 7, Cincinnati 4
Atlanta 3, Philadelphia 2
New York 7, Houston 1
Los Angeles 7, St. Louis 2
San Diego it, Chicago 3
Pittsburgh 6, San Francisco 2
Today's Games
Houston at New York, day
San Diego at Chicago, day
San Francisco at Pittsburgh
Los Angeles at St. Louis
Philadelphiaat Atlanta
Montreal at Cincinnati

Forgive me, Leo, forgive me
Cub third-sacker Ron Santo should live so long. Santo literally
booted a ground ball hit by Padre Ed Spiezio yesterday, all the
way to the Cub dugout for a two-base error. The Cubs did a lot
of crawling themselves, getting thoroughly whipped, 11-2.

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