Six 1f()t*t-: (ARK.) StAK Saturday. September 14, 15)74 > Hope Star Sport s Baylor and Arkansas facing awesome tasks Baseball Scores By The Associated Press American League East W I New York Boston Baltimore Cleveland Milwaukee Del roil 78 76 76 71 69 17 67 68 69 72 77 78 , Pet. .538 .528 .524 .497 .473 .462 GB — l'/z 2 6 9'/ 2 12 West Oakland Texas Minnesota Chicago Kan City California 83 78 7.') 72 70 58 63 68 72 74 74 89 .568 .534 .503 .493 .486 .395 — 5 9M, 11 12 25 V 2 National League East W L I'ct. .Si. Louis Mulaphia New York Montreal ('liifHgo I/>s Angeles ("iiiri»ii;ili Atlanta Houston .San Fran San I)icgo Frid a 77 77 73 66 Gfi 58 67 68 72 77 77 86 West 89 79 72 GO 53 v's 53 56 67 72 79 93 finrr .535 .531 .503 .462 .462 .403 .632 .614 .541 .500 .455 .363 IPS fiR ''2 4 '<2 10H 10" 2 19 ' 2'/ 2 13 19 25 '/fe 39 Friday's Games Baltimore 3-8, Cleveland 2-6; 2nd game 8 innings, suspended, lo be completed Saturday Chicago 8-3, California 0-1 Minnesota 6, Kansas City 5; 10 innings Boston 8, Milwaukee 5; 10 in- Texas 3, Oaldand 1 Saturday's Games Kansas City (Spliltorff 13-11 and Briles 4-5) at Minnesota (Golly. 7-8 and Hughes 0-0), 2 New York (Dobson 16-14) al Detroit (Ix)lich 16-18) Boston (Tianl 20-11) at Milwaukee (Champion 10-3) Cleveland (Peterson 9-11) at Baltimore (McNaily 14-10), N; also completion of Friday's suspended name Oakland (Blue 15-14) at Texas (Brown 11-12), N California (Tiirnma 11-18) al Chiwiuo (Wood 20-17), N Sunday's Games New York al Detroit Cleveland al Baltimore Kansas Cily at Minnesota (,';ililbrni<i al Chicago Boston ill Milwaukee Uikkmd ill Texas, N New York 6-3, Chicago 0-4 Si. I/mis 7, Philadelphia 3, 17 innings Montreal 3, Pittsburgh 2 Allan la 9, San Diego 0 Cincinnati 6, Ix>s Angeles 3 Houslon 5, San Francisco 4 Saturday's Games Chicago (Hoolon 4-11) al New York (Sadecki 8-7) Pittsburgh (Demeiy 6-5) al Montreal (Blair 8-7) Houston (Roberts 9-11) al San Francisco (Bryant 3-14) St. Ixniis (Curtis 8-11) at Philadelphia (Foster 7-10),,N Cincinnati (Gullell 16-10) at IAS Angeles (Sutlon 15-9), N Atlanta (Morton 14-10) at San Die^o (Fre isle ben 9-11), N Sunday's Games St. Loui.s al Philadelphia Pittsburgh al Montreal Chicago yl New York Houslon al San Francisco, 2 Allanla at San Diego Cincinnati al Los Angeles The week before he repeated in the 1974 International Trot at Westbury, N.Y., Delmonica Hanover won the Titan Cup at Goshen, N.Y. B> DKN'.VK II. FKfcKMAN AP Sports Writer Ha.ilor and Arkansas fare the inos; awesome of assignments asked of Southwest Conference football teams in Saturday's in- (Tsri iional openers. Baylor had an afternoon date with the probation-stained Oklahoma Sooners who have vowed .0 ,akc out their frustrations by ninninu up the score as high as .hi'V can. The oddsmakers rated Baylor a five to six touchdown under- dou if you could find one who was interested. "We won'l back off from them ... we'll fight," said Baylor Coach Gran I Tcnff bravely. "Bui I wanl everyone lo know I didn't schedule 'em." Arkansas was a solid underdog to fifth-ranked USC. Trojan Coach John McKay said "I have a lot of respect for Frank Broyles of Arkansas. I think his team should be even better this year. They played us to a standstill in our hometown last year when they were very young." The rest of the SWC clubs are favored. Texas, the defending SWC champion, was a 17-point pick over Boston College in a nighl name in New England. SMU was a 10-poinl nod over neighboring Norlh Texas Slale. Mean Green Coach Hayden Fry di-cirh love to defeat the school iha; fired him two years auo. Texas Christian, under new Coach Jim Shofner, unveils its pro-style offense against hapless Texas-Arlington in a night tussle at Amon Carter Stadium. The Horn Frogs are prohibitive favorites. Texas Tech, facing what Coach Jim Carlen considers the toughest opener he has had at Red Raider-land, was a five- point pick over Big Eigh toughie Iowa Slate. Tech unwraps heralded redshirt quarterback Tommy Duniven in this one. The Texas Aggies are three touchdown choices over Clemson in a 4 p.m. kickoff, The Ag- Uies are young bul experienced returning all starters on defense and 10 of 11 offensive slarters. In Houston, it's strictly a struggle for self respect. The Houston Cougars, upset last week by Arizona State in a shocking 30-9 reversal, meet the cross-town Rice Owls in a strictly no-love-lost "city championship" struggle. The Cougars are 10-poinl picks. Michigan State quarterback Charley Baggett of Fayetteville, N.C., stayed in shape this summer by operating an air hammer for a Lansing, Mich., construction firm. 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 A.M. P.M. 80 P l - Day Major Minor Major Minor 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 3:35 4:25 5:15 5:55 7:05 7:50 9:00 9:50 10:55 10:15 11:00 11:50 12:20 1:10 2:10 3:15 4:05 5:10 4:10 4:55 5:45 6:35 7:30 8:25 9:25 10:20 11:20 10:40 11:30 12:50 1:45 2:45 3:40 4:40 5:35 Ira Berkow Ford: a lineman's dream come true By Ira Berkow NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NEA) - "President Ford is gelling to enjoy a lineman's dream — he has a chance to handle the ball a lid score all the touchdowns be wants," said Merlin Olson, defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams. "All linemen dream about that. We all want to be Ihe c|iuir- terback. 1 think the reason is that when you enjoy the game, you want to have as much impact on it as you can." As lias been noted in periodicals from the Grand Rapids Press to Pravda, President Gerald Ford was an offensive center and linebacker for the University of Michigan from 1932 through 1934. Ford was captain and most valuable player on his team his senior year, and was a capable enough bruiser lo make the College All-Star game in Chicago. He turned down professional offers from the Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. Ford, however, has absorbed much ridicule Cor his football clays. In a now celebrated quote, then President Johnson once criticized then Congressman Ford (who was fighting a Johnson proposal) for "playing one loo many football games without a helmet." The stigma of the bewildered, snaggle-toothed lineman crept up in the 1972 campaign, when Democratic Vice Presidential candidate Sargent Shriver made a speech blasting President Nixon's economic advisers as "a bunch of big, slow, dull-witted linemen protecting the quarterback." That statement so irritated Merlin Olsen that he wrote Shriver a letter. Olsen, who then supported Nixon's economics, wrote, "I'd be glad to debate the subject with you anytime you choose - that is, if you didn't mind bitting down with one of those big, slow, dull-witted linemen." The 6-4, 250-pound Olsen is more than a mere pea-brained mastadon. He holds a master's degree in economics from Utah State University and his thesis, on the effects of the Cuban revolution on the world sugar market, was called, "An Economic Evaluation of the Product Sugar With Special Emphasis On the Abnormal Sugar Market of 1963-4." "I m sure Shriver is now sorry he made that slur uti linemen," said Olsen, "but 1 never did get a reply from him." "Some of the best thinkers in football are the linemen, said Olsen. "Guys like Alan Page and Bob Lilly and Reggie McKeiuie. Anyone familiar with the game knows that linemen cannot be dumb and be good. There is too much to know, too much to respond to. There are a thousand assignments and combinations we must be ready to read and react to in a split second. We have to know as much as the quarterback." Recently, linemen have been getting some of their due. particularly with the Buffalo Bills. Star runningback O.J. Simpson has given much credit to his line. And Reggie McKeiuie has said of himself and his fellow blockers for Simpson: "We're the Electric Company - because we cut the juice loose." Merlin Olsen said that Ford's ascension to the Presidency "Pleases me: it is a tremendous triumph, and 1 in sure lie has the vote of confidence of all the linemen in the country ••Usually," continued Olsen, "linemen do the work and get little glory. And Ford for the past 25 years or so has done yeomen service as a Congressman, but kept a low profile In other words, doing work in the lineman s tradition. "What I like about Ford so far is that he has a quiet, relaxed confidence about himself. It reminds me of something Bill Russell, the former Celtic said: 'In order to be effective, you have to be in touch with yourself.' You know, you have.to understand your role and oe content aud happy with it "1 think Ford has demonstrated so far that he can handle himself in a critical situation, without overstatement and without overdramatics. U may be that he learned thost- qualities early being a lineman. But to say that he is u here he is because of football would be bull. "1 think too often in this country we overemphasise sports. DEFENSIVE TACKLE MERLIN OLSEN, of the Los Angeles Rams, believes that Gerald Ford's presidency gives the lie, once and for all, to the myth of the lineman as "big, slow and dull-witted." and so-called sports heroes. We attach superhuman qualities to athletes on the field. And that's doing a disservice to young people. "Athletes are just people. And not necessarily superior people. Just because they have particular skills, are performance-oriented and very competitive, doesn't mean that they lead exemplary lives, or lhat one should pattern his life after them. "President Ford spent much more time in the classroom and in Congress than he did on the football field, and I'm sure that those two experiences had a greater impact on him than football did." "Like any experience, you only get out of it what you put into it. And a man and his character are made by his total environment. •'Remember. Richard Nixon was a college lineman, too, though he wasn't the outstanding athlele Ford was. Still, he shared some common experiences but. obviously, was a very different kind of man. "But we won't go into Nixon. There are enough Monday Morning Quarterbacks doing thai right now. including, I imagine. Nixon himself." All you got to do is ask Sometimes .2 makes ail the difference By Murray Olderman The tipof f: The government of Zaire is not putting up the $5 million for its share of the Ali-Foreman extravaganza. Swiss mining interests are in an attempt to stay in favor. The people being gouged are the tourists, and even the working press - like $55 a day for a dormitory type room, double occupancy. Q. Can you settle an argument? Who led the AFC in most average yards per punt? Ray Guy of Oakland or Jerrell Wilson of Kansas City? - Kevin Hart, Pleasanton, Calif. Jerrel (one "1") Wilson barely nosed out rookie Guy of the Raiders with a 45,5 average which also led all of pro football. Guy had a 45.3 average. It was Wilson's high mark in an 11- year career in which he has led the league five times. Interesting note is that both are products of the same school, Southern Mississippi. With the change in punting rules, holding nine men on the line of scrimmage until the ball is kicked, Guy may have an edge now because his boots go higher for more "hang" time. Q. I sense a change in personality in George Foreman since the time he waved those little American flags in the ring at the Olympics in Mexico City. Is this true? — Jody L., Pittsburgh, Pa. You sense right. A little of the arrogance that sometimes goes with being the No. 1 fighter in the world has begun to ooze out of George. The years since that act of innocence in 1968 have brought some emotional changes, too. He was married and split up. He got into very complex and muddled managerial situations with his money. And despite his omnipotence as a fighter, amply proved against Joe Frazier and Ken Norton, he doesn't have the awesome presence of a Jack Dempsey or a Joe Louis. George could use a little of just being a nice guy again. Q. I'd like to know who were the Cy Young Award winners in the American League from 1970 through '73. And who do you think will get the Cy Young Award in the American League this year? — J.W. McGee, Sacramento, Calif. The previous four Cy Young winners were as follows: 1970, Jim Perry, Minnesota; 1971, Vida Blue, Oakland; 1972, Football Scores Arkansas Football Scores High School By The Associated Press LR Parkview 27, Camden 0 NLR Northeast 17, El Dorado Gaylord Perry, Cleveland; 1973, Jim Palmer, Baltimore. Gaylord Perry started off the '74 season as if he d be a cinch to pick up his second AL award but since then the favorite s role has shifted dramatically to wily Luis Tiant of the Boston Red Sox. But you can't discount Jim (Catfish) Hunter, who has come up with his fourth straight 20-game season for the A's, or young Steve Busby of Kansas City. My final guess is going to be Hunter. Q. In the pro football strike, they keep talking about the Rozelle Rule and playing out an option. Exactly what does "playing out an option" mean? - C.V., Cincinnati, 0. In football and in pro basketball, too, when a man signs a contract, it is generally for one, two or three years. Then the club has an extra year in which to exercise an "option for his services, when he is no longer nominally under contract. The football practice until now has been to cut a player s salary 10 per cent during his option year, but that is sure to be revised. Q. I would like to have Mickey Mantle's address as my brother-in-law named his boy after him. I would like for him to have an autographed baseball from Mickey Mantle and would be glad to pay for it. — Joe Roberts, Buena Park, Calif. The former Yankee slugger now lives in Dallas and generally shuns publicity although he is appearing soon on the PBS television series, "The Way It Is, which shows great moments in sports history. Mantle is a special consultant for the Metropolitan Bank of Dallas and I'm sure can be reached there for your request. Parting shot: One thing the pro football strike proved was that you need only two weeks to get a team ready for the season — they were scrimmaging guys the first day in camp so they ought to get on with the 18-game regular season right now. Blylheville 14, Forrest City 0 LR Central 17, Pine Bluff 16 NLR Ole Main 14, Jonesboro 7 Hot Springs 21, Jacksonville 7 KS Soulhside 26, Conway 6 FS Norihside 13, Springdale 12 LR Hall 7, LR Catholic 0 West Memphis 19, Memphis Frayser 6 'IVxarkana 27, Baslrop, La., 0 Hope 20, Prescolt 0 Mountain Pine 22, Mineral Springs 14 Mouni. Ida 20, Bismarck 0 Hoxit- 54, Westside 14 Cornin« 28, Piutfott 0 Clinion 6, Bauxite 0 Junction City 18, Beniice, l*i., 6 Magnolia 18, Nashville 6 Holly Grove 7, Elaine 0 Perryville 20, Lamar 6 Cro.ssi'ii 15, Malvern 12 Horatio 7, Fouke 6 !)<• QiiL'fii 12, Broken Bow, okJ;i., 0 Ashdown 27, Arkadelphia 20 Mayflower 30, Palestine 0 ,H'Mills7, LR McClellan 6 20, Gentry 0 iOii 28, Elkins 0 Hi, De-Will 0 'urauould 35, Trumann 12 'unvll 14, Luxora 12 Morrilton 42, Subiaco 0 Sprmufirld, Mo., 20, Fayetle- • ilk' 0 Lincoln 16, Wesl Fork 9 Moiuuain View 20, Mountain Home 0 Hiiu-svillu 16, Poeahonlas 13 Bi'iiion 15, Si.uli.gart 0 Wynne 28, Hughes 0 Rogers 20, Siloain Springs 0 O-scuola 8, Newport 3 Murfreesboro 33, Magnet Cove 6 Foreman 7, Stamps 6 Lakeside 42, Sheridan 8 Dollarway 13, Lake Hamilton 2 Ozark 44, Mansfield 0 Mena 20, Heavener, Okla., 0 Russellville 5, Harrison 0 Hamburg 21, Warren 6 Benlonville 21, Alma 16 Two teams with high hopes By HOWARD SMITH AP Sports Writer The Houston Oilers and the San Die^o Chargers, teams that combined for a total of only three victories clast season, have hi^h hopes heading into their National Football League opener Sunday in the Astrodome. "We've worked hard and this ii'am has a ureal deal of spirit despite what has happened to distract u.s from football," said Houston defensive end Elvin Brihea, referring lo the prolonged players' strike. 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. (NEWSPAI'EK ENTEHl'HISE ASSN.) Henderson girls to begin season The Henderson State College Women's Swim Team will compete in seven meets this fall, according to Dr. Delores Brumfield, swim coach. Henderson Slate will host the Arkansas Women's In- lercollegiale Sporls Association State Swim Meet on November 14 al Ihe Wells Health, Physical Educalion and Recreation Building on Ihe College campus. In addilion, Henderson Slale will hold a five-team meet al home on November 5. Team? expecled to compete in that meet besides Ihe Reddie women are Soulhern Stale College, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Slale College of Arkansas, and Hendrix College. Coach Brumfield said her Reddie women were inexperienced, bul she said she is oplimislic about improving on last year's fourlh place finish in Squirrel season opens Sunday the State AWISA Tournament. ' The nucleus of the Reddie • women's swim team will consist of three three-year* veterans. Women expected to, carry the load for Coach L Brumfield's Reddies are Donna* Easley of Camden, Debbief > McCowan of Little Rock, and 1 ?/ Suzi Murray of Arkadelphia H Other returnees for Hen£,' derson State are Betty Eldridge*" of Forrest City, Shirley Pascals •' of Ozark, and Bonnie' Williamson of Malvern. i. Brumfield said her squad^ I would consist primarily o|'*| newcomers. Included in her" new group of performers are Ila Baron of Hot Springs, Toni > Gates of El Dorado, Cyndi ' Chism of Denver, Colo., Cathy Ellison of Jacksonville, Jill Herring pf Hope, Janet Keigwiri 4 of Long Beach, N.Y., Diana^ McKinney of Berryville, Suzanne Meeks of New Orleans/ I^a., Fran Ray of Minerals Springs, and Cyndi Wilson of Bryan i. I The Women's International' Bowling Congress had 3,516,93<r members during the 1973-74; season. Squirrel season will open Sunday and will continue until December 31, according to E.G. Waller of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Hunters will need a current hunting license. These may be obtained from any license's dealer at a cost of $3.50. Out-of- state hunters will pay $20 for a license which will enable them to hunt only small game. If they wish to hunt deer, other licenses Starts Sunday at Saenger 1... must be obtained. Limit during squirrel season is eight per day and possession limit is 16. A person can have only 16 squirrels in his possession at any time. FALL CURTAIN GOING UP ON ACT111 LADIES SPECIALTY SHOP INVENTORS! I INVENTIONS/IDEAS) EARN CASH AND RQYAUTliS IN INDUSTRY FREE EVALUATION! Cadet Brent Clark of West Columbia, W.Va., will captain West Point's 1975 baseball team. He batted .315 last spring. Poseidon Adventure 2H STARS AND A QUEEN: Stars of Irwin Alien's production of "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE" are shown here against the background of the Queen Mary. Historic vessel is a major set for the film. L. to R. "Back row": Jack Albertson, Ernest Borgnine, Roddy Mc- DowaU, Carol LyuJey. "Center": Stella Stevens, Arthur O'Coaaell, Shelly Winters, Gene Hackman. "FG.": Pawels Sue Martin. "THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE" opens m encore engagement at the Saenger Theatre on Sunday. MO IDEA IS TOO FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, WRITE OR PHONE COLLECT MR, POOL? (31?) 8?7-?17Q INNOVATIONS 2250 £ DEVON AVE SUITE 322 DES PLAIPOES. ILL GOOliB "DO! 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