Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 4, 1974 · Page 20
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 4, 1974
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Page !OB HOPE (ARK.) StAft Wednesday, September 4* 18?4 Pate not playing for money By BOB GREEN AP Golf Writer RIDGEWOODN N.J. (AP) "This is amateur golf," Jetty Pate said. "It's not the pros. We're playing to win. It's not life or death. We're not playing For money." And Pate, the handsome, 20- year-old Alabama student who won the U.S. Amateur Golf Championship Saturday won't be playing for money in the foreseeable future. "1 don't even want to think about turning pro yet," Pate said after his 2 and 1 Victory in the 36-hole, match play final over little John .Grace, a Fort Worth. Tex. realtor. "I'm going to scnooi on a golf scholarship," Pate said, "I feel I owe the school something. I want to finish my schooling first. "I know a lot of people—my folks, my friends, my coaches- want me to play the best golf I can. A lot of people ask me GO TEAM GO BE A WINNER! BOOSTING!!! THE BOBCATS! PHOTOGRAPH? about turning pro. I don't even want to think about it yet." But Pate left little doubt that, in time, the lure of the big money pro tour could claim him. The harddhitting youngster who scored victories over such ranking players as Bill Campbell, Ed Tutwiler, George Burns and national collegiate champion Curtis Strange on his way to the final—said he now plans to lake a brief break from golf and try to catch up on his studies. He's been cutting classes at the University of Alabama for a week. "My next tournament will be a college thing in Ohio in October," he said. "This doesn't change my plans much at all." Pate had never before played in the U.S. amateur. Now, however- he's going to have to make room for a couple of other spots on his schedule. Those are the Masters in Augusta, Ga., and the U.S. Open, to be played in Chicago next summer. • ' ' ' '"--I-'' " • •""*" IJ Nicholson is bitter BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) U.S. Coach Dean Nicholson has raised some questions about the Soviet Union's 101-88 triumph for the title in the Cup of Nations Basketball Tournament. "It's terrible, terrible to lose that way," said Nicholson Sunday while complaining about the performance of the referees and claiming that there were irregularities in the electronic Scoreboard. But he admitted the U.S. squad, clear favorite of the 20,000 spectators, was outplayed Saturday night by the Russian athletes. "The Soviet Union has a great team," said Nicholson. "It was a superior opponent, and we couldn't do more." THEY'RE TOUGH-almost as fierce as the Cats they cheer on the field! The 1974-75 Hope High School cheerleaders include: front row (1-r) Annette Walker and Doris Draper. Second row (1-r) are Joy Hirabayashi, Georgia Bell, Susie Sinyard, and Pam Compton, Third row (1-r) are Anita Hoggard, Captain Pam Gunter, and Cherri Scroggins. Ouachita could be contender ** ARKADELPHIA, ARK.— With only three starters returning on offense and another handful on defense from a 5-5 team, Coach Buddy Benson couldn't be blamed if he preferred to remain anonymous during the 1974 AIC football season. However, the Ouachita Baptist University mentor is approaching his tenth year of coaching with a refreshing outlook. "I believe this is going to be one of the greatest challenges to the team and coaching staff since I've been here," he said a few days prior to opening two-a- day practices. "We're going to be young and inexperienced but we have, what I belive to be, a lot of good young players coming in." Benson had to qualify his statement since it is never certain how a high school athlete will adjust to college football. But if their prep ball FLORSHEIM • FLORSHEIM SALUTE TO THE BOBCATS lAIOHSHOld • lAIBHSHOId CHEER THEM ON.... » BAND » BOBBETTES • CHEERLEADERS YEA TEAM! HUFF EQUIPMENT 500 WALNUT 777-2117 credentials are any indication of their ability and potential the transition will come quickly. Ouachita recruited heavily and widely following their mediocre 1973 season and the result was "one of the best recruiting years we've had since I've been here," Benson said. Among the athletes indicating they would attend OBU were several who participated in the recent Arkansas High School AlHStar game. Included in the group are Ted Cook of North Little Rock Northeast, Rodney Davis of Malvern, Tim Pollett of Watson Chapel, Joey Zinamon of North Little Rock Oak Grove, Gary Briley of Blytheville, Robert Houston of Osceola, Willie Williamson of Magnet Cove and Gary Benson of Arkadelphia. The list of top recruits does not end there. Jery Black who quarterbacks Texarkana to a perfect season, will play for the Tigers as will Ronnie Bruton, Camden's passer, tackle Frank On- of Arkadelphia, running back Rick Remley of Dallas, Tex., and tackle Joe McKinney of Shreveport. Yet, for what possibly could be OBU's top two recruits this season, Benson did not have to leave the OBU campus. In fact, he did not have to venture out of Rockefeller Fieldhouse where his office is located. All he had to do was step on to the Tiger basketball court to find them. The pair of Tiger round- ballers-turned-footballers are quarterback Bill Vining Jr., and tight end Melvin Brown of Marion. Both started as forwards on the Tigers' 21-game winners of last season and both are hunting for starting berths this season. Vining has not played a down of varsity football since he guided the Arkadelphia Badgers to an 11-1 season and within two points of the state AA title in 1970. The 64, 200- pounder was named to several honors teams, including the All- Southern squad. He was heavily recruited for football as soon as his senior year came to a close but instead, he opted for basketball where he was also an All-Stater. In his senior year, he has decided to play both sports. "Bill's assels are his throwing and his generalship," Benson said. "He has all the leadership qualifications." Vining's decision to play football was not made concrete until Mike Carroll, OBU's starting quarterbcak the past two seasons, chose not to play out his final two years of eligibility. Even with Carroll gone, the starting berth is not a certainty for Vining. Freshman Bruton, Charles Holt of Stuttgart and David Atchinson of Glendale, Ari., all are more than adequate dropback passers. The situation with Brown is more than a "wait-and-see" than in Vining's case. The 6-4, 235 pounder has never donned a pad. The physical tools are there. It's just a matter of learning the game. Benson has him listed at tight end since "it's the easiest position to learn on offense." Benson originally had plans for Brown at fullback but the inexperience factor weighed heavy on his decision to move him. Freshman Davis and sophomore Howard Honnell of Foreman will get first crack at the starting berth. Davis has the better speed of the two but Honnell has a size advantage. Tailback is Luther Guinn's. The Arkadelphia junior led the AIC in rushing last fall with 1,062 yards, despite missing the final two games with a leg injury. Benson hopes to rest Gruinn some this season, with Remley, a 4.6 sprinter, as a replacement. Joining Brown in the receiving positions will be Arkansas transfer Aaron Cook of Little Rock, at split end ("has about the same speed as Guinn," Benson said) and either Mack Harris of Arkadelphia, Gary Reese of Van Buren, or Toomy Fendley of Thomasville, Ala., at slot- back. Reese is a possible starter at tight end as well. The only spots nailed down on the offensive line are center and left tackle. Bill Walker, a 6-4, 245 pound all-AIC snapper from Ashdown, is being groomed as a potential Ail-American and Jimmy Hankins of Arkadelphia is on some people's all- conference lists at tackle. The rest of the line will be a wide-open, knock-down, drag- out. Russell Daniel, a junior from Ashdown, should start atone guard, and Clyde Gray, a Mt, Pleasant, Tex., sophomore and one of the strongest players on the team, at the other, but Ted Cook will push both. Louisiana Tech transfer Ray Willis of Texarkana, Tex., will have to fight off Frank Orr for the other tackle slot. "We're in limbo regarding the line," Benson said. "We're just going to throw them in a sack, shake them up and let them fall out where they may." The defense is in a state of limbo, also. It appears that Ed Willman of Lonoke and Howard Leatherwood of Thomasville, Ala., will open at tackles, and Lynn Healy of Van Buren and Tim Leatherwood, another Thomasville product, at ends with a freshman filling the noseguard post. Benson said that freshman will be bucking all veterans every inch of the way. Bobby Gilliams of Shreveport and Steve Halter of DeQueen return as starting linebackers and starters Don Elliott of Cabot and Rick Lineberger of Texarkana, Tex., will open at the corners in the secondary. Peliy over Pearson DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) Richard Petty rated a slight favorite over David Pearson in today's 25th funning of the Southern 500-mile .stock car race. Petty, the sport's biggest money and events winner but victorious only in 1967 in the South's most prestigious race, had his Dodge in the pole posi* lion for the noon, EOT, start. Pearsonn a five-time winner of Darlington Raceway's spring Rebel 500 but never a Victor in the Labor Day feature, was to start his Mercury in third place. In between these two $1 million career prize money winners was the Ford of Buddy Baker, who won the Southern 500 in 1970. He had the other front row spot beside Petty, Petty's pole winning qualifying speed was 150.132 miles per hour, Baker's 150.096 m.p.h. and Pearson's 149.552. In all, 40 cars were to line up for the start and a crowd of 65,000 or more was expected. A purse of $151,350 was posted for the race, oldest on the Winston Cup Grand National circuit. The winner will receive $25,000 puls lap and accessory money. Lineberger had started at safety the past two seasons but Benson did not hesitate to scoot him over. "We should have played him for three years at the corners but we just couldn't move him before," Benson said. "He's a true cornerback. He likes to come up and hit." 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From bones to stringy vegetables. Automatic reversing and unjamming. Hitchenflid hot-water BOBCATS VS. PANTHERS FRIDAY 8:00 P.M. LET'S GO, BOBCATS! Great for instant foods and drinks. Gives you steaming hot water at the turn of a knob. See all these KitchenAid appliances now. COLLIER F IH V A APPLIANCE 191 WeSTSECOXO 777.6738 WE'RE BOOSTING YOU U THE WAY! HOPE AUTO COMPANY INC. <**********^^

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