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Page S*x (ARK.) STAR Saturday, October Id, 1974 Bowie Kn,f« Star Sports Bengals, Raiders will clash Sunday Football Scores Bv HOWARD SINER AP Sports Writer The Cincinnati Bengals and the Oakland Raiders, a pair of reliable powerhouses, clash Sunday in the midst of a topsy- turvy National Football League season that has been dominated by surprises. Cincinnati, leading the American Football Conference Central Division, and Oakland, heading the AFC Western Division, each has pounded out four victories in the first five games. "We're going up against one of the finest teams in the National Football League, there's no question about that," said Paul Brown, Cincinnati coach and general manager, about the game in Oakland. In the AFC Eastern Division, the New England Patriots, 5-0, one of the NFL's three unbeaten teams, could have a rough time in Buffalo against the 4-1 Bills, who seek to tie for the lead. But the the St. Louis Cards, 5-0, figure to have little trouble in Houston against the Oilers, 1-4, and the Minnesota Vikings, 5-0, appear to hold the clear edge against the visiting Detroit Lions, 1-4. In other NFL games Sunday, it's San Francisco at Los Angeles, Philadelphia at Dallas, Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Kansas City at Miami, New York at Washington, San Diego at Denver, New Orleans at Atlanta and Baltimore at New York. The nationally televised game Monday will be Green Bay at Chicago. The Raiders, who have averaged 23.6 points a game this season while holding the opposi- tion to just 12.4 points. I/efty quarterback Ken Stabler of Oakland has fired nine touchdown spasses—three of them to Cliff Branch, a former bench-warmer who suddenly has a total of 19 receptions for 329 yards. Cincinnati's red-hot Ken Anderson has connected on 66 of 108 passes for 924 yards and seven touchdowns. He looks for Isaac Curtis, who has four touchdowns after making 10 catches for 241 yards. New England—the biggest surprise of 1974—has not yielded any points in its last six quarters, or any touchdowns in its last nine. Buffalo's Joe Ferguson has thrown for 640 yards and six touchdowns, providing a newly dangerous passing attack to help O.J. Simpson, who has gained 447 yards despite a variety of minor ailments. Undefeated St. Louis, riding high in the National Football Conference East, has equalled its longest winning streak in 15 years by outscoring its luckless opponents 118 to 57 so far. Houston, which is 0-12-1 against NFC clubs, was crushed 51-10 by Minnesota last week. Obituaries THOMAS F. HARRIS Funeral services for Thomas Franklin Harris will be held 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at Harmony Methodist Church with burial in Harmony Cemetery. Mr. Harris, 85, was a native of Nevada County and the Sutlon community. He is survived by four sons, a daughter, and two sisters. LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Here's how the top 10 teams in The Associated Press Arkansas high school football poll fared in games this week. 1. LR Parkview heat El Dorado 32-0. 2. LR Central beat NLR Ole Main 7-6. 3. NLR Northeast beat FS Northside 22-8. 4. Texarkana beat FS Southside 24-7. 5. Pine Bluff lost to LR Hall 34-19. 6. Benton beat LR Mills 7-0. 7. West Memphis beat Helena 28-14. 8. Lakeside beat Bryant 13-0. 9. FS Southside lost to Texarkana 24-7. 10. Blytheville beat Tennessee Academy 64-0. Arkansas Football Scores LR Parkview 32, El Dorado 0 LR Central 7, NLR Ole Main 6 West Memphis 28, Helena 14 LR Hall 34, Pine Bluff 19 NLR Northeast 22, FS Northside 8 Texarkana 24, FS Southside 7 Blytheville 65, Tennessee Academy 0 Lakeside 13, Bryant 0 Hot Sorings 17, Russellville 0 LR Catholic 13. Jacksonville 0 Harrison 13, Bentonville 0 Marianna 16, Jonesboro 14 Magnolia 28, Malvern 7 Wynne 35, Marion 7 Rogers 13, Van Buren 0 Conway 14, Arkadelphia 13 Hope 27, Stamps 12 Ashdown 40, Mena 26 Broken Bow, Okla., 6, Camden Fairview 2 Paragould 27, Newport 2 Searcy 27, Sheridan 6 Camden 8, Crossett 0 Stuttgart 47, Hughes 7 Hamburg 34, Eudora 22 Monticello 14, Lake Village 7 Star City 21, Warren 6 Games of October 19 Spotlight on Big Eight slate; Tennessee to stem Crimson Tide By Major Amos B. Hoople Fearless Forecaster Egad, friends, this Saturday the spotlight will shine more brightly than ever on the glittering collection of Big Eight elevens as the league boasts of four excellent contests. Highlighting the schedule will be the Nebraska-Kansas fray at Lawrence, which marks the 81st meeting of these rivals. The other games match Oklahoma vs. Colorado at Boulder, Iowa State hosting Kansas Stale in Ames and Oklahoma State entertaining Missouri in Stillwater. The high-scoring, bowl- minded Nebraska Corn- huskers will rack up victory No. 57 in this long-time series as they roll to a 37-21 win. For Oklahoma, still under bowlgame suspension, it will be a wild and woolly 42-22 conquest of the Colorado Buffaloes. The other two contests will be very tight with Kansas State taking a 15-14 victory over Iowa State and Missouri's Tigers turning back the Cowboys, 17-14. A pair of interesting intrastate games are on tap as Florida and Florida State meet in Tallahassee, and North Carolina State visits North Carolina. Our crystal ball - hen hen — sees the Florida Gators sliding past the Seminoles, 17-14, and the Wolfpack clawing out a 31-18 triumph over North Carolina's Tar Heels. Jove, friends, tempus fugit! And this Saturday at Champaign has been declared Golden Anniversary — Red Grange Day." Can you believe 50 years have passed since that memorable afternoon when Red Grange blasted off on endzone runs of 96, 67, 56 and 44 yards the first four times he handled the ball as he led the Illini to a 39-14 win over fabled Michigan? Yes, he did, and for those among you too young to remember the feats of the Galloping Ghost, let me also tell you Red scored a fifth touchdown that day and passed for the only other Il- linois score. Egad, there may never be another like him! There'll be another Michigan team at Champaign this Saturday and the Illini is cooking up some surprises for them. In a knockdown, dragout battle, the '74 Illinois eleven will whip the Michigan State Spartans, 27-14. Saving the best for the last, we — um-kumph — are prepared to give you the upset of HI8PLE-S FMTMLL the year — Tennessee 31, Alabama 28! Can't be, you say? Well, dear readers, shocking as that may be that's what's in the cards and 'tis a shame indeed that previous commitments preclude my being in venerable Neyland Stadium to see the Volunteers startle Bear Bryant's Boys. That's one game I'd — hak-kaff — pay to see! (Ed.Note: And that would be a first for the Old Boy!) For the doubters among you, let me modestly remind you it was the Hoople Forecast which gave you Wisconsin to jolt Nebraska and Missouri to shock Arizona State — har-rumph! Now go on with my forecast. Predictions are for games of October 19 Air Force 21, Navy 17 Arizona St. 38, Utah 20 (N) Auburn 21, Ga. Tech 6 Brig. Young 28, UTEP 17 Brown 15, Dartmouth 13 Duke 24, Clemson20 Oklahoma 42, Colorado 22 Toledo 33, Dayton 21 Furman 24, E. Tenn. St. 6 (N) Florida 17, Florida St. 14 (N) Pacific 39, Fresno St. 7 (N) Georgia 23, Vanderbilt 20 Harvard 32, Cornell 14 Houston 42, Villanova 13 (N) Idaho 36, Montana 8 Illinois 27, Mich. St. 14 Kansas St. 15, Iowa St. 7 Nebraska 37, Kansas 21 Kent St. 44, Utah St. 6 Kentucky 22, LSU 17 (N) Penn. 24, Lafayette 6 Louisville 35, Drake 14 W. Mich. 26, Marshall 6 Maryland 49, Wake Forest 7 Miss. St. 35, Memphis St. 12(N) Miami (O) 34, Bowling Green 14 Minnesota 21, Iowa 14 Miss.44, S.Carolina6 N. Carolina St. 31, N. Carolina 28 N. Tex. St. 25, N. Mex. St. 21 Purdue 36, Northwestern 17 Notre Dame 49, Army 14 Ohio St. 47, Indiana 6 Ohio U. 39. MoreheadSt.7 Missouri 17, Okla. St. 14 Calif. 25, Oregon St. 6 Southern Cal. 38, Oregon 7 Penn St. 44, Syracuse 21 Pitt. 35, Boston Col. 13 Princeton 20, Colgate 0 San Jose St. 24, San Diego St. 21. (N) Southern 111. 36, Northern 111. 20 SMU 29, Rice 17 So. Miss. 28. VMIIO(N) Stanford 37, Wash. 28 Tampa 40, SW Louisiana 20 (N) Holy Cross 21, Temple 6 Tenn. 31, Alabama 28 Tex. A&M 26. TCU 14 Tex. Tech 36, Arizona 20 (N) Texas27. Arkansas21 Tulane 37, Citadel 8 (N) Tulsal7. W.Tex.St. 15(N) UCLA 34. Wash. St. 15 Virginia 20, Va. Tech 17 Miami, Fla. 24, West Va. 12 Cinn. 32, Wichita St. 12 Michigan 37. Wisconsin 28 Wyoming 46. New Mex. 26 Yale 28, Columbia 12 (N) Night Game Marcel Cerdan and Edith Piaf In memory of a very special love Gould 14, Delta 0 Norphlet 49, Woodlawn 14 Lonoke 20, White Hall 16 Mountain Pine 45, Glen Rose Mineral Springs 7, Bradley 6 Dumas 14, McGehee 0 Murfressboro 20, Fouke 12 Watson Chapel 23, Fordyce 7 Prescott 8, Gurdon 0 Nashville 7, Foreman 0 De Queen 35, Lewisville 6 Alma 24, Subiaco 20 Clarksville 14, Dardanelle 12 Paris 21, Waldron 6 Greenwood 26, Gravette 15 Altus 14, Ola 0 Mansfield 12, Charleston 0 Greene County Tech 26, Rector 6 Booneville 16, Ozark 12 Dollarway 28, DeWitt 7 LR Joe T. Robinson 20, Lake Hamilton 0 Hardy Highland 27, Piggott 0 Rison 29, Hampton 12 Cross County 6, Baldknob 0 Q, Hazen 24, Carlisle 7 Earle 34, Parkin 13 Pocahontas 21, Osceola 0 Berryville 34, Prairie Grove 0 Farmington 13, West Fork 10 Lepanto 39, Hoxie 28 Beebe 40, Heber Springs 0 Bismarck 59, Glenwood 0 Magnet Cove 14, Pea Ridge 0 Siloam Springs 23, Mountain Home 12 Lincoln 33, Concord, Okla., 6 Vilonia 22, Greenbrier 22, tie Yellville 30, Greenwood 6 Bald Knob 6, Cross County 0 Marked Tree 33, Nettleton 15 Cotton Plant 50, Arkansas Deaf 6 NLR Oak Grove 45, Mayflower 22 Elaine 34, Marvell 6 Brinkley 14, Forrest City 0 Des Arc 28, Barton 6 Harding Academy 34, Palestine 8 Green Forest 8, Marshall 6 McCrory 18, Augusta 0 Cabot 28, Altheimer 0 Atkins 27, Morrilton 6 Corning 27, Harrisburg 8 Benton 7, LR Mills 0 LR McClellan 13, NLR Sylvan Hills 12 Gillell 7, DeValls Bluff 7, tie Clarendon 37, England 0 Clinton 21, Perryville 6 Rivercrest 28, Trumann 12 Walnut Ridge 27, Manila 7 Turrell 46, South Pemiscot, Mo., 6 Decatur 22, Pea Ridge 0 Harmony Grove 26, Smackover 25 Dierks 35, Horatio 7 Elkins 12, Gentry 12, tie Batesville 37, Gosnell 6 Grady 26, Dermott 6 Marked Tree 33, Nettleton 15 Danville 77, Mountainburg 0 Mountain Pine 45, Glen Rose 7 Sparkman 7, Bauxite 2 Strong 26, Grambling, La., 24 Luxora 50, Jonesboro West Side 12 Hamburg 34, Eudora 22 shot to death PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) _ Sylvester Soffar, operator of a grocery store, was killed outside his store Friday night when a robber fired a shotgun at hime, police said. Soffar was in his 50s. By Ira Berkow NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK - (NEA) One of the most unconventional, sweetest and most tragic romances in sports history ended 25 years ago this month, when a Paris^o- New York airplane crashed into the Azores Mountains. Marcel Cerdan was returning to the United States to try to regain the middleweight boxing title he had recently lost to Jake LaMotta. He was also returning to his lover, Edith Piaf, the petite but powerful singer who was appearing at the Versailles in New York. He had been fighting exhibitions in and around Paris. She called him long distance. 24 hours before his scheduled flight, and asked him to come • immediately. "I can't wait another minute to see you," she said. "Hurry." He left immediately. She never forgave herself for that call. She had also been blamed by some members of the French press for Cerdan's loss of the title. The French couple attended many late- night parties flowing with champagne, and Cerdan admittedly was not in prime condition for his title defense. But Edith had felt that her influence was beneficial — or », at least not harmful — to Cerdan's training. She lived with him in a hideout in the Catskills while.Cerdan, then a challenger, trained to fight the champion, Tony Zale. Cerdan s trainer, Lucien Roupp, was opposed to Edith's seeing Cerdan during this time, for two reasons. As recounted in "Piaf," a book written by her half-sister Simone Bertaut, Roupp said, "Come on, Edith, you know what America's like. A man and a woman can't sleep in the same room if they're not married. You'd ruin Marcel's career doing stuff like that." Also, he believed that making love would debilitate his slugger. TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO this month, Marcel Cerdan (right) was killed in a plane crash en route to New York to meet his lover, singer Edith Piaf (left). In this photo, taken two years earlier, Ms. Piaf bids goodbye to Cerdan as he boards a plane back to Paris. But Cerdan had found an empty bungalow on the § rounds of his Loch heldrake camp. It was quite far away from the other bungalows. And there he hid Edith and Simone. No one knew the women were in the bungalow. And they could not venture out during the day. And there was no hot water and nothing to eat. So Cerdan brought sandwiches hidden in his jacket at night. This lasted for two weeks. Then came the fight. Zale took an early lead, but in the fourth round Cerdan came on strong and withered Zale who slumped and virtually .collapsed in a corner as the bell rang. The referee stopped the fight and raised Cerdan's hand, shouting, "Ladies and Gentlemen, Marcel Cerdan, the new world champion!" That night, Edith Piaf came onstage at the Versailles and the audience gave her a standing ovation. There were tears in her eyes and she said, "Forgive me, I'm just too happy." At one point in her per- formance, a burst of applause was heard. Marcel Cerdan had entered. Thai night, the two walked home through the streets of New York holding hands. There was a great interest in the couple. Both were "pestered" by reporters to discuss their relationship. Finally, Cerdan agreed to a press conference. "Well, here we are," began Cerdan. "You're interested in just one • thing, so let's not waste each other's time. You want to know if I'm in love with Edith Piaf. Yes, I am! As for her being my mistress, if she's only that it's because I'm married. If I weren't married and didn't have children, I'd make her my wife. Anyone here who's never cheated on his wife raise his hand." The next day there was not one word about the press conference in the newspapers. For religious reasons, Cerdan never divorced his wife. And his children became fond friends of Piaf. To this day, Marcel Cerdan Jr. regularly places a rose on her grave (she died in 1963). In the ruins of the plane crash, the searchers were able to identify Cerdan's body because he wore a watch on each wrist. "Edith couldn't see anything or hear anything," recalled Ms. Bertaut. "She cried constantly, not loudly, but without stop. When her manager told her he had arranged everything so she wouldn't sing that night, she came to her senses and said, 'I am singing tonight.' She was so exhausted she had to take a stimulant. "The Versailles was filled to the rafters. When she came on, looking tinier and more lost than ever in the spotlight, the whole audience got to their feet and applauded. And Edith said, No, don't clap for me. The only person I'm singing for tonight is Marcel Cerdan.' ... And she made it through to the end." All you got to do is ask Did Koufax match Ryan's strikeouts? By Murray Olderman The tipoff: It took the early success of the New England Patriots for the pros to admit that the Miami "53" defense, hailed for its ingenuity, was nothing more than the old Oklahoma defense with a couple of linebacker types on the terminals of what used to be the Okie "5-2-4 alignment, turning it into a "3-4-4". Now two-thirds of the NFL has already swung to this as a basic defense. Q. Does Nolan Ryan hold the record for striking out the side on nine pitches? I recall him doing it three times: once with the Mets and twice with the Angels. —Steve Estrada Brea, Calif. I'll take your word for it about Ryan's feats. As for the record, such statistics aren't kept officially, though I would think Sandy Koufax might have kept pace with Ryan in the strikeout league. Q. They say Rocky Marciano was the only heavyweight champion of the world to retire undefeated. I would like to know who beat Gene Tunney before he fought Jack Dempsey. —Farris Oodson, Cincinnati, O. Technically, you may be right because Tunney never did lose a bout as a heavyweight. But as a light heavyweight, he was clobbered by Harry Greb in May, 1922, in a bout for the American light heavyweight title. It was the only defeat in Tunney's professional career though he participated in 17 "no decision" contests. Q. Where can I obtain autographed pictures and career statistics of the Oakland Raiders? — Dave Morkel, Catasauqua, Pa. By writing to the Publicity Department, Oakland Raiders, 7811 Oakport St., Oakland, Calif. 94621. In fact, most pro clubs will oblige such requests by writing to their publicity departments but I would be more specific and single out certain players if you want any such request honored. Q. I am a Minnesota Vikings fan and would like the 1974 team roster but I can't find it anywhere. Can you please help me? -Rhett Arbuckle, Dublin, Calif. Again, write directly to the Vikings in Minneapolis, Minn., and I m sure they'll respond to your plea. Q. During the period when Joe Louis was fighting, in the 1930s, I recall some heavyweight boxing matches for championships that were scheduled for 20 rounds. Am I correct on this? - Ted Matlosz, Elizabeth, N.J. Your memory is good. Two of the Brown Bomber's title defenses, against Bob Pastor in 1939 and Abe Simon in 1941 and both held in Detroit, were scheduled for 20 rounds, but Louis ended both with early knockouts. The 20-round bout is virtually passe. Q. With the success of Mack Herron as a runner with the New England Patriots, don't you think pro scouts will change their minds about the ability of little men to carry the ball in the pro game? -Jay Curtis, New Haven, Conn. No, the pro scouts will stick to their slide rules that say a quarterback has to be 6-4 and a running back has to weigh 225 and a linebacker's got to be 240 because they're always looking for the ideal. And the little guys like 5-5 Herron, 5-5 Howard Stevens and 5-6 Rufus Ferguson will still sneak in there on guts and quickness — just as a decade ago Charley Tolar played fullback for the Houston Oilers at 5-7. Parting shot: Can you remember way back when there was this unreal character who called himself Evel Knievel? 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. Young's not fooled: Raiders are fearsome LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) - Arizona Coach Jim Young says Texas Tech's tie with New Mexico three weeks ago and the Raiders loss to Texas A&M las i week do not fool him one bil—the Raiders are dangerous. "There is no doubt that Tech is the best team we've played ihis season," said Young, whose club goes into tonight's game against Texas Tech with a 5-0 record and No. 9 ranking nationally. The 17th-ranked Raiders. 311, will be trying to regain their balance after the loss to eighth- rated Texas A&M last week. The only- other night games involving members of The Associated Press Top Twenty find No. 14 Florida at Florida State and No. 15 Arizona State at home with Utah. Top-rated Ohio State entertained Indiana in the afternoon while other daytime games had runner-up Oklahoma at Colorado, No. 3 Michigan at Wisconsin, fourth-ranked Alabama at Tennessee and Georgia Tech at No. 5 Auburn. Southern California, ranked sixth, visited Oregon while No. 7 Notre Dame entertained Army, No. 8 Texas A&M hosted Texas Christian and No. 10 North Carolina State visited North Carolina. In the Second Ten, Syracuse was at No. 11 Penn State, No. 12 Nebraska at No. 13 Kansas, Arkansas at No. 16 Texas, Wake Forest at No. 18 Maryland, Bowling Green at No. 19 Miami of Ohio and The Citadel at No. 20 Tulane. The Arizona pro-style offense features a 1-2-3 punch in quarterback Bruce Hill, running back Willie Hamilton and fullback Jim Upchurch. Hill is fifth nationally in total offense with a hefty average of 209 yards per game. Last year Tech beat Arizona 31-17, with 15 points in the last quarter. Both Florida and Arizona State went against winless learns, although Florida State almost snooped its lone losine streak—it's now 17 games dating back to 1972 last week, barely bowing to Alabama 8-7. Meanwhile, Florida's hopes for a perfect season went down ihe drain a week ago when the Gators lost to Vanderbilt 24-10. COSTLY ARGUMENT LOUISVILLE (AP) — Football coach LeRoy Smith of Kentucky State has learned it doesn't pay to argue with a referee. One time he kicked the dirt in disgust and broke his toe when he lost an argument. Not only that, but his pants split all the way down the seat. "I had to have the ambulance come and get me," says Smith. 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 tunes, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. uate Oct. Day 19 Saturday 20 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday A.M. Minor Major 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Sunday 9:30 10:25 11:15 12:30 1:10 1:50 1:30 .2:45 4:40 5:30 6:20 7:00 7:40 8:20 7:55 P.M. Minor Major 8:50 3: is 9:55 10:50 11:40' 12:10 1:00 1:35 2:15 1:55 4:10 5:00 5:55 6:45 7:20 8:00 8:40 8:15

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