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Page Six HOPE (ARK.) STAR Saturday, August 24, 1974 Hope Star Kmfe Sports All you got to do is ask The strike settles nothing By Murray Olderman SAN FRANCISCO - (NEA) - Inevitably, as they must, the members of the NFL flayers Association are going back to playing football. And that means trouble, too. What's it like when Gene Upshaw, the player representative of the Oakland Raisers and a strike leader, lines up on the shoulder of Jim Otto, the center who disregarded the association and crossed picket lines? Or when Art Shell, the big tackle, another strong strike supporter, has to hold off a snarling defensive end who wants to maul Ken Stabler, the quarterback who flouted Shell's principles by reporting early to the Raiders? These are not problems unique to the Oakland team. The erosion of player support for the strike created clefts in almost all the National Football League clubs. "It's just devastated some teams," asserted Bill Curry, the president of the Association who had his own hopes of playing center again for the Houston Oilers. I believe the owners of the NFL realized the strike was an excellent chance to break up the Players Association as an effective labor adversary. They coerced the players economically to split from the union by offering tnjhi extra money to report before the strike terminated and pressured them by threatening their job security. These are matters which the NFLPA has already filed with the National Labor Relations Board. "Management," claimed Curry, "offered inducements for the veterans to report. A copy of one player contract we have shows this to be true." Without judging the merits of the issues on either side, I was startled by the desertion of so many players to their stated cause. If you're going to vest your interests in a players committee, democratically chosen, and an executive director (Ed Garvey) to lay down guide lines, and vote them the power to strike if necessary, then one would expect loyalty to the union. "But," argued one owner, "what kind of union is it when all these guys do their own individual bargaining as players." The same kind of union, I answer, as the Screen Actors Guild, and it's difficult for me to visualize Paul Newman or Steve McQueen or Dustin Huffman saying, "The hell with everybody else - I've got to look after myself — it's time to get back to acting." There'd be some heads busted crossing the picket lines. The fact is that Garvey and Curry and the other player representatives didn't accurately assess the depth of feeling, or lack of same, by their constituents for a protracted strike. "You find out who your friends are," admitted Bill, "or as Tom Keating (another strike leader) says, 'It sure does cut down on the Christmas card list.' It has separated acquaintances from friends. I find now that people had made decisions on an economic rather than philosophically honest basis." In the process they've drastically weakened the structure of their organization as a bargaining agent against the owners. "We had SSO^players to walk a picket line for the first time in their lives," argued Curry. But they acted embarrassed about the procedure, as if the idea of being an orthodox un- tion man was a jolt to individual dignity. Some of that was due to the widely publicized apathy of fans for their cause, and some of it was due to the image of the striker as a spoiled brat who made $100,000 a year and drove up to the picket line in his Cadillac. The players got the hell beat out of them in public relations by the high-powered propaganda machine 01 the NFL. It's a fact that the average player in these inflated times has the same worries as the guy on the block because an average salary of $25-30,000 over an average career span of 4.5 years isn't going to set anybody up for life. I heard of very few, if any, of the $100,000 breed out on the picket line. It's also a fact that the freedom issues propounded by the players, whether or not you buy them as applicable to professional sports, had their basis in the Bill of Rights amendments to the Constitution. I think the truculent, strident methods of Garvey, who could take a course in public relations, obfuscated the cause of his organization. But Curry did point out, "The insinuation by the owners that Ed Garvey can dupe thirteen hundred fellows is ridiculous." Finally, the most vapid argument interjected into the strike was the "vested" interest of the fans and the illogical assumption that the players were forfeiting their moral obligation to the people who paid the load. Baloney. No one twists a guy's arm to buy a football ticket. And once he does buy that ticket, the obligation is on management to put the best possible product on the field, not rookie rinky-dinks. If I paid $12 to see a Broadway show, I wouldn't sit still at curtain time for a cast of amateurs because the pros were on strike. The exhibitions I saw the first couple of weeks were dull and boring and not worth the time ol a free press pass. At this moment, even when the embattled players do get together, among themselves and with management, I'm not sure it's going to get any better. All you got to do is ask A peek at the President's gridiron days By Murray Olderman The tipoff: Wait'll you get a load of Reggie Jackson all dolled up as Gen. George Patton on the October cover of "Sport,' with the same helmet liner and pearl-handled pistols George Scott used in the movie. That takes chutzpah! before Pierce was traded to the Chicago White Sox in '49 and went on to a fine major league career of 211 victories. Q. I'm interested in knowing just how good a football player Gerald Ford was at Michigan. Was he really an Ail- American like they write about now? — J.V., Menominee, Mich. No. The right honorable President, as a matter of fact, wasn't even the regular center during his first two varsity years because the man over the ball was a great All-American, Chuck Bernard. When Ford did take over in his senior year, Michigan won only one game that season - over Georgia Tech and scored only three touchdowns. The President was an average good player who did make selection to the East-West game. Q. Since Jimmy Connors, Chris Evert and Bjorn Borg have become so prominent, there has been a lot of focus on two-hand backhand shots in tennis. But does anybody hit a two-hand forehand? — Sally Cook, Cleveland, O. Frew McMillan, the lean Scotsman from South Africa, meets your specifications. Frew, in fact, hits both his forehand and backhand shots "double-handed" (as he calls it) and is the only major tennis player in history with that unorthodox form. Pancho Segura and Jack Bromwich among the old-timers hit two-hand forehands. But the tendency is for youngsters to adopt that style on the backhand when they start playing the game to compensate for lack of strength on that stroke. Q. I really like the catcher's equipment that Manny Sanguillen of the Pittsburgh Pirates wears. Do you know any place I can get it? — D. Purvis, Peru, Ind. The only unusual bit about Manny's "tools of ignorance" (the catcher's cliche) is that the shinguards are painted gold and black, the Pirate colors. The Pirates tell me that they order all their catchers' equipment through Wilson Sporting Goods. End of plug. Q. All right, you know so much. Who do you think was right in the football players' strike, the players or the owners? — R.S., Denver, Colo. Both wrong — to a degree. The issues were much too complicated to slough off in a single paragraph. But 1 feel basically pro football is headed for serious trouble if the troglodylic (you can look it up, as Casey Stengel says) owners don't recognize soon they're dealing with a different breed of t\ii in today's young players and what may look like a victory for them now will have negative effects if the Association duos hook up with a strong labor union like the Teamsters. At the suine lime, I'm dismayed by the wholesale sellout by picket-line crossers to their own selfish interests. Q 1 would like to know how an individual can find out when the top high school All-Americans in football and basketball go to school around the nation and if possible the complete list of all high school players in these sports for all the major schools around the nation. 1 have tried many sources and have received no response. — Joseph Yamen, Santa Clara, Calif. The man who can help you is Herman Masm, the sports director of Scholastic Magazines in New York and the oracle of prep sports nationally. I'm not sure that definite records such as you request are kept but thorough coaches like Bob Blackmail of Illinois catalog the whereabouts of all great prospects. Q. Please settle a family argument. Were Billy Pierce and Art Houttemau ever on the Tigers at the same time? If so, was it part of a year and was it Houtteman's rookie year? — Jan Aarhatt, Santa Ana, Calif. They came up together the tag end of 1945 as )3 >ear-old rookie" hurlers, and were reunited again briefly HI 1948 Parting shot: Arnold Palmer better stick to golf and counting his millions instead of expounding on Richard Nixon as a "victim of circumstances — what has been considered normal behavior in the past suddenly has become a crime." I never knew conspiracy to obstruct justice was considered normal behavior. Ever. Arnie must have forgotten to duck once when someone yelled "Fore!" Got a tough question about sports and the people who play them? All you got to do is ask Murray Olderman. Write him at (name and address of this newspaper). The most interesting questions will be answered in this column. Olderman regrets that he cannot write personal answers to all questions. INEWSI'Al'EK ENTKHl'HISK ASSN > Baseball Scores By The Associated Press St. Louis Pittsburgh Philaphia Montreal New York Chicago .512 .504 .475 .434 .418 .624 .603 .552 .516 .444 .389 GB 2 l /z 6 11 13 2». 2 9 22R National League East W L Pet. 66 60 .524 64 61 63 62 58 64 53 69 51 71 West las Angeles 78 47 Cincinnati 76 50 Atlanta 69 56 Houston 64 60 San Fran 56 70 San Diego 49 77 Friday's Games Atlanta 4-6, New York 3-0 Cincinnati 10, Montreal 7 Houston 1, Philadelphia 0 1 Pittsburgh 6, San Diego 2 St. Louis 2, Los Angeles 1 Chicago 1, San Francisco 0 Saturday's Games Cincinnati (Gullett 14-8) at Montreal (Blair 7-5) Chicago (Stone 5-4) at San Francisco (Bryant -12) New York (Seaver 7-8) at Atlanta (Morton 12-7), N Philadelphia ( Carlton 14-8 ) at Houston (Roberts 8-10), N St. Louis (Curtis 7-11) at Los Angeles (Sutton 11-9). N Only games scheduled Sunday's Games New York at Atlanta Cuicmnati at Montreal Philadelphia at Houston Pittsburgh at San Diego, Chicago at San Francisco St I-ouis at Los Angeles American League East W L Pet. GB Boston 70 54 .565 — Baltimore 63 61 .508 7 New York 63 61 .508 7 Cleveland 61 60 .504 7% Milwaukee 61 65 .484 10 Detroit 58 67 .464 12% West Oakland 71 55 .563 Kan City 66 58 .532 4 Texas 65 62 .512 6% Chicago 61 64 .488 9% Minnesota 60 66 .476 11 California 50 76 .397 21 Friday's Games Kansas City 8-0, Milwaukee 41, 2nd game 13 innings Baltimore 4, Minnesota 1 New York 10, California 4 Texas 5, Detroit 2 Chicago 2, Cleveland 1 Saturday Games California (Tanana 9-14) at New York (Dobson 11-14) Cleveland ZG.Perry 16-8) at Chicago (Bahnsen 11-14) Texas (Brown 9-10) at Detroit (Holdsworth 0-2) Kansas City Fitzmorris 9-3) at Milwaukee (Rodriguez 6-3) Minnesota (Decker 13-10) at Baltimore (Cuellar 15-9), N Oakland (Hunter 18-10) at Boston (Lee 14-11), N L Sunday's Games Texas at Detroit Minnesota at Baltimore Oakland at Boston California at New York Cleveland at Chicago Kansas City at Milwaukee Atlanta Braves § weep NY Mets By HAL BOCK AP Sports Writer The Atlanta Braves ran their latest winning streak to five games with a sweep against the New York Mets Friday night, winning the 10-inning opener, 43 and then taking the nightcap 6-0. The sweep gave the Braves 12 victories in the last 14 games. The Braves trailed in the first game against the Mets until the ninth inning when Dave Johnson's singlen an error by George Theodore, an infield out and pinch hitter Paul Casanova's sacrifice fly tied the score. Then in the 10th, Marty Perez singled, moved up on a sacri- fice and scored on Mike Lum's two-out single > The nightcap was veteran right-hander Lew Krausse's show. Krausse permitted just one hit in thesix innings he worked and slugged a two-run homer, giving the Braves the early lead. He was forced to leave the game because of a blister and reliever Tom House, working in his fifth straight game, completed the three-hit shutout. Elsewhere in the National League Friday night Cincinnati defeated Montreal 10-7, Houston edged Philadelphia 1-0, St. Ixniis shaded Los Angeles 2-1, Chicago shut out San Francisco 1-0 and Pittsburgh downed San Tiant returns a favor By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Four years ago, Luis Tiant's career seemed at an end. After seven years in the majors, he had been traded away by the Cleveland Indians, then released outright by the Minnesota Twins. But at the recommendation of Darrell Johnson, manager of the Boston Red Sox farm club at Richmond, he was signed by that International League club, then given one last shot in the majors. Now Johnson is manager of the Red Sox, and Tiant is returning the favor. Friday night he became baseball's first 20- game winner by hurling a sparkling, six-hit, 3-0 shutout over the Oakland A's. The Red Sox jumped in front when leadoff man Tommy Harper drilled Vida Blue's third pitch of the game high into the left-field screen for his fifth homer. Boston added two more runs against Blue, 14-12, in the sixth. Elsewhere in the American League, the New York Yankees blasted California 10-4, Baltimore defeated Minnesota 4-1, Texas beat Detroit 5-2, the Chicago White Sox edged Cleveland 2-1 and Kansas City beat Milwaukee 8-4 in the opener of their twi-night doubleheader but dropped the nightcap 1-0 in 13 innings. Yankees 10, Angels 4 Roy White, a late addition to the starting lineup because left fielder Lou Piniella came down with a sore throat, belted a two-run homer, a triple and two singles, drove in four runs and scored twice to lead the Yankee attack. Rangers 5, Tigers 2 Steve Hargan fired a four-hitter and rode a four-run Texas outburst in the third inning to victory over the Tigers. Joe Lovitto started the third with a walk and scored on a triple by Jim Sundberg. Dave Nelson doubled in a run, Cesar Tovar singled, Jeff Burroughs hit a sacrifice fly and Mike Hargrove singled in the other run. Orioles 4, Twins 1 Earl Williams cracked a three-run homer to back the six-hit pitching of Dave McNally for Baltimore. Baltimore got all its runs in the sixth inning. Don Baylor stroked a run-scoring single and stole two bases and Brooks Robinson walked before Williams hit his 10th season homer. White Sox 2, Indians 1 Designated hitter Ron Santo singled home a run in the fourth inning, then scored what proved to be the winning run in the sixth as Chicago handed the slumping Indians their 10th loss in 14 starts. ew- Royals 8-0, Brewers 4-1 The Royals took the opener 84 as doubles by Cookie Rojas and Vada Pinson sparked a four-run second inning and Tony Solaita slammed a two- run homer in the third. John Briggs' run-scoring triple in the 13th inning broke up the nightcap, which ended just moments before the game would have been halted by an American League curfew. All Hope-Star baseball pictures are ready for pickup by the players at Clyde Davis's studio. Dolphins face Rams tonight By ANDY LIPPMAN AP Sports Writer The Miami Dolphins are having their championship mettle tested early this season. The two-time winners of the Super Bowl, symbolizing supremacy in the National Football League, Monday defeated Minnesota, their rivals in the last championship game, by a 21-9 margin. The Dolphins tonight face the Los Angeles Rams, who some observers believe could be a successor to the football crown by the end of this season. Rams Coach Chuck Knox acknowledges that facing two top teams in one week should not prove too frightening to the Dolphins. "Miami may be the best team of all times," Knox said "We've got quite a game coming up for us. They've got great personnel and a great coaching staff." In other NFL games tonight, the New York Giants are at Pittsburgh, Philadelphia is at Oakland, Denver is at Green Bay, Dallas is at New Orleans, New England is at San Diego, Washington is at Cleveland and San Francisco is at Kansas City. Buffalo plays Minnesota Sunday, while on Monday, Chicago will be at Baltimore, Detroit is at Cincinnati and Atlanta travels to Houston. The New York Jets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 20-7 in the only Friday night exhibition game. The Rams overwhelmed Kansas City 58-16 last Saturday night, with Cullen Bryant—the defensive back turned running back—causing a stir with 117 yards in 11 carries. Quarterbacking for Los Angeles, 2-1 for the exhibition season, will be John Hadl, who is expected to see more action as the veterans warm up for the season during the two-week "cooling off" period in the NFL Players Association strike. Terry Bradshaw has a sore arm but the injury has not slowed the Steelers who put their 3-0 record on the line against the New York Giants, 2-1. Joe Gilliam has hit on 35 of 55 passes for 646 yards so far and is expected to share the quarterbacking with Bradshaw. Oakland and Philadelphia both have streaks going into their game, but they are in opposite directions. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. Date Aug. 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Sept. 1 Day Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Major Minor 11:25 5:35 - 6:25 7:10 8:00 8:45 9:25 10:05 P.M. 12:35 1:25 2:10 2:55 3:35 4:15 10:45 Major 11:45 12:20 1.05 1:55 2:40 3:M 4:05 4:45 Minor 6:05 6:50 7:40 8:25 9:05 9:50 10:30 11:05 Diego 6-2. Reds 10, Expos 7 • Johnny Bench drove in four runs, three of them with his 26th homer of the season, as Cincinnati outslugged Montreal. The Reds bunched seven hits for six runs in the fourth inning when bench tagged his homer. Willie Davis and Barry Foote homered for the Expos. Cards 2, Dodgers 1 Lou Brock's two-out, ninth-inning single pushed across St. Louis' winning run against Los Angeles and shaved the Dodgers' West lead to 2% games over the Reds while St. Louis remained IVfc ahead of Pittsburgh in the East. Ken Reitz opened the ninth with a single against reliever Mike Marshall, appearing in his 83rd game. Pinch-runner Luis Melendez moved to second on a sacrifice, and after pinch- hitter Tim McCarver flied out, by Bernee teoc Od For Sunday, Aug.25,1974 ARIES (March 21-April 19) Be careful that you don't blurt out accidently something another shouldn't know. You'll have trouble covering it up. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Don't take any risks with things you are not the sole owner of. It won't work out well If you do. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) You're going to find yourself caught in the middle trying to appease two dissident factions. Be forthright or you'll make matters worse. CANCER (June 21-July 22) You're not being realistic about something you want. You expect it to be handed to you without doing anything for yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Two people who feel you are a soft touch are going to take advantage of your generous nature. You'll know you're being had, but you'll still ante up. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You're too indecisive about an important issue to do anything effective about it at present. You'd better take a position before it's too late. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You should check in advance to see if the persons you want to drop in on unexpectedly are at home, or your visit could be in vain. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Someone is going to want to borrow a possession that you prize. It isn't likely you'll get it back in the same state you loaned it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23- Dec. 21) It's to your later advantage that you make a good impression on those you come in contact with. Be nice without being phony. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your pride or foolish vanity will stand in the way of letting another do you a favor. Recall: you would do the same thing for him. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) You won't be stingy, you'll just be using common sense if you turn down a loan to a friend that you couldn't afford to make in the first place. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) If a present goal doesn't have values that are in accord with your brightest ideals, drop it. Concentrate on one that does. your birthday Aug. 25, 1074 Through a unique association an opportunity will come this year that spells money. Just be sure for all concerned, that contracts and legal agreements are tied down securely. (NKWSPAPEK ENTEKPK1SE ASSN.) Brock delivered the deciding hit. Astros 1, Phillies 0 Larry Dierker pitched a three-hitter, hurling Houston past Phildelphia. The Astros also managed only three hits as Dierker, 8-8, outdueled Dick Ruthven. The game's only run scored in the sixth inning when Roger Metzger doubled and scored on Bob Watson's two-out single. Cubs 1, Giants 0 Chicago gave Rick Reuschel a first-inning run and he made it stand up, scattering nine hits to shut out San Francisco. The game's only run came when Don Kessinger led off the game with a double and scored on Jerry Morales' ground out. Pirates 6, Padres 2 Pittsburgh took over second place in the East by defeating San Diego behind Jerry Reuss. Reuss scattered 10 hits for the victory while Richie Zisk and Manny Sanguillen led the Pirate offense with three hits each. Sports Shorts By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The board of directors of the Indiana State Fair voted Friday to add $1,641 to the purse for Saturday's running of the prestigious Fox Staken raising the total prize to $100,000. The previous high for the Hambletonian preview was last year's purse of $79,000. SAINT GERVAIS, France (AP) — American David Neal Santee captured the men's figure skating title at an international meet here Friday. He scored 179.69 points and seven places and was followed by Paul Cechemanek of Luxembourg who had 165.32 and 14. Christophe Simond of France was third. LOS ANGELES (AP) I The California Athletic Commission announced Friday that is has withheld payment of the $1,250 purse guaranteed Billy Daniels for the fight in which he suffered a first-round knockout to Pedro Lovell Thursday night. Olmos said Daniels falsified his age on the application for a license to fight Lovell. "He's 37% and he gave his age as 33 on the form," Olmos said. "We should have caught it earlier but we didn't." California boxing regulations forbid boxers over 36 years old from being granted licenses except by special commission action. INVENTORS! I INVENTIONS /IDEAS! EARN CASH AND ROYALTIES IN INDUSTRY FREE EVALUATION! Nt) IDEA IS TOO SMALL! FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, WRITE OR PHONE COLLECT MR. POOLE (312) 827-2170 INNOVATIONS 2250 E. DEVON AVE. 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