Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 26, 1974 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 26, 1974
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STAR Saturday, October 26, 1974 Hope Hftmpitfcod County- I the Bowie Knife Star Sports The Chicago Bears' Dick Plasman The last of the bareheaded footballers **»•*•••*• High School Football Arkansas Football Scores High School By The Associated Press LR Central 14, El Dorado 0 FS Northside 24, FS Southside 7 NLR Ole Main 31, Helena 6 Pine Bluff 40, Jonesboro 6 LR hall 13, NLR Northeast 7 Lakeside 14, White Hall 6 Hot Springs 47, LR Mills 0 Jacksonville 14, LR Me- Clellan 13 Watson Chapel 20, Monticello 14 Gillett 34, Delta 6 McGehee 39, Fordyce 12 Dermott 15, Gould 12 Hamburg 7, Dumas 7, tie Star City 12, Eudora 9 Rison 38, Grady 20 Van Buren 10, Siloam Springs 0 Greenwood 34, Waldron 26 Bradley 15, Horatio 12 Elkins 74, Winslow 0 Stamps 37, Magnet Cove 8 Nashville 14, Prescott 0 Batesville 34, Trumann 17 Newport 17, Rivercrest 6 Clarksville 13, Charlston 9 McCrory 52, Elaine 0 Bald Knob 6, Mountain View 0 Heber Springs 12, Marshall 6 Subiaco 33, Dardanelle 6 Stuttgart 30, DeWitt 0 Hazen 56, Mayflower 0 Doniphann Mo., 44, Greene Countv Tech 8 Warren 30, Dollarway 26 Wynne 10, Forrest City 7 Bentonville 29, Mountain Home 12 Marked Tree 22, Cross County 14 Hope 14, Magnolia 7 Malvern 21, Arkadelphia 19 Ozark 15, Paris 8 Paragould 37, Pocahontas 7 Osceola 24, Gosnell 8 Mena 34, Alma 8 Russellville 14, Rogers 12 Ashdown 15, Camden 0 Crossett21, Camden Fairview 13 Springdale 13, Fayetteville 12 Hope 14, Magnolia 7 Gravette 15, West Fork 13 Marianna 16, West Memphis 11 NLR Oak Grove 21, LR Robinson 14 NLR Sylvan Hills 22, Benton 7 Beebe 14, Augusta 7 Bryant 27, Altheimer 0 Lonoke 4?,, England 6 BASKETBALL TIPS By Walt Frazier & Ira Berkow 'Some cool is natural, but a lot is learned.' (First in a series) Cool is my style. 1 almost never show any emotion on the court. A guy might harass me and it might be working, but if you look at my face, I always look cool. So they never know what I'm thinking. Some cool is natural, but a lot of cool is learned. I learned that trick of not showing emotion from Elgin Baylor when I was a rookie. In "one game I put on this fierce look when I was guarding him. I got up on him. I applied pressure. I went into this tough stance, gritting my teeth, waving my arms — to be scary. Elgin, he looked at me like, "Hey, young-blood, what you think you doin"?" Then he went into his moves like I wasn't there. He nearly blew my mind. I thought I was a strong player and he destroyed my ego. But I learned I could psych out an opponent by not letting him see he's making me jittery. Funny thing, I'm quick but I'm slow too. I mean, I run 100 yards in 11 flat - with the wind at my back. In high school footbail it was embar- Morrilton 24, Lake Hamilton 3 Clinton 22, Yellville 18 Barton 37, Holly Grove 7 Harrison 21, Huntsville 7 Rector 14, South Pemiscot, Mo., 8 Hampton 40, Hermitage 13 Walnut Ridge 41, Piggott 0 Brinkley 35, Clarendon 0 Murfreesboro 135, Mineral Springs 14 Palestine 14, Arkansas Deaf 0 Bearden 21, Fouke 7 Rison 38, Grady 20 Mansfield 33, Lamar 7 Hughes w7, Marvell 0 DeValls Bluff 20, Harding Academy 7 Prairie Grove 30, Green Forest 15 SWC race It's been eight years since both Texas A&M and Baylor were undefeated in league play at this stage of the Southwest Conference race, but that's the situation when they tangle tonight before an expected overflow crowd of more than 50,000 in Waco, Tex. Still, the frantic SWC race goes beyond Texas A&M's 2-0 record and Baylor's 1-0. Southern Methodist also boasts a 2-0 mark and the Mustangs entertain 1-1 Texas Tech in an afternoon contest. All are bidding to unseat perennial champion Texas, which also takes a 1-1 SWC mark into action at Rice in a night contest. Top four teams heavy favorites By JOHN NELSON AP Sports Writer The game is called football. Say ilover and over again The game is called football. Memorize it. And remember it Saturday when: —No. 1 Ohio State meets Nor ihwes tern. —No. 2 Oklahoma meets Kansas Slate. —No. 3 Michigan meets Minnesota. —No. 4 Alabama meets Texas Christian. And if it doesn't look like football when it's all over, also remember that it would be an understatement to say the first four teams in the Top Ten are heavily favored. Ohio State, 6-0 and nursing a 17-game unbeaten string, is led by Archie Griffin, who probably will match a national college rushing record by gaining more than 100 yards in his 17th consecutive game against the 1-5 Wildcats. Complementing, even rivaling, Griffin is Buckeye quarterback Cornelius Greene, who leads the Big Ten in passing, total offense and scoring. In the Big Eight, Oklahoman 5-0, is a five-touchdown favorite over Kansas State, and Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer hasn't even bothered to examine Wildcat game films. That's how worried he is. The Michigan-Minnesota game is a rivalry that dates back to 1909 when the battle for the Little Brown Jug began. Michigan has won the past six meetings in the Big Ten series and will be protecting a 32- game unbeaten streak at home. The Wolverines, G-0, lead the conference in defense and will have the job of containing Gopher fullback Rick Upchurch, who anchors a Minnesota team that's second in conference rushing behind Ohio State. Alabama, 6-0, is an overwhelming favorite over TCU, despite some quarterback problems. Robert Fraley and Jack O'Rear filled in for Gary Rutledge and Richard Todd, both injured, in last week's 28-6 victory over Tennessee. Todd may see some action this week. In other contests involving ranked teams it's Oklahoma State at No. 9 Nebraska, Florida State at No. 5 Auburn, Oregon State at No. 6 Southern Cal, Miami of Florida at No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 10 Penn State at West Virginia, No. 11 Texas at Southern Methodist, Duke at No. 12 Florida, No. 17 North Carolina State at No. 15 Maryland, Brigham Young at No. 16 Arizona, No. 18 Tulane at Geogia Tech, and No. 19 Miami of Ohio at Toledo. In night games, No. 8 Texas A&M is at Baylor, No. 13 Texas plays Rice, and New Mexico is ai No. 14 Arizona State. By Ira Berkow NBA Sports Editor CHICAGO - (NBA) When then President Johnson, inflicting the unkindest cut of all, said of Congressman Gerald Ford, "He has played one too many games without a helmet," he was wrong. T ohnson referred to Ford's foot M days at the University Oi .AiOhigan. But Ford did wear a helmet in college, a thin leather one, but a helmet nonetheless. There were, however, some football players in Ford's day, in the f 30s, who did play helmetless. As one might imagine, the last man to play pro football without a helmet walks around today with a hole in his head. Dick Plasman, former pass receiver and linebacker for the Chicago Bears, is now 60 years old. He still bears the K hysical reminder of the era •om 1937 through 1942 when, as one of the Monsters of the Midway, he clumped* into football battle with nothing protecting his noggin but a thick shock of blondish hair. The hole, which is actually little more than a deep indentation in the acreage around his left temple, was obtained one fall Sunday in 1938 at Wrigley Field. Skull untrussed and hands outstretched, Plasman ran into the end zone as he followed the flight of the ball. It was a certain touchdown. However, he never caught the ball as he ran into the end zone because he simultaneously ran into the wall. The outfield wall in Wrigley Field encroached two feet into the end zone in those days. Today, the field is situated totally in the field and there are mats up on the wall. Too late, though, for Plasman's pate. He woke up in the hospital a couple days later. He was so swathed in bandages he appeared to be wearing a white helmet. All wasn't lost, as it turned out. He married his nurse, a symbiotic love affair if ever there was one. At this point, two questions may be brimming over in the reader's mind. First, did Dick Plasman decide to wear a helmet ever afterward? And second, why did Dick Plasman not wear a helmet in the first place? In other words, what kind of skull drudgery was this, anyway? Plasman did not wear a helmet because as he ran out for a pass, the leather chapeau of those days would drop over his eyes like the broken visor on a knight's armor. Plasman says that he never liked to wear hats of any sort, and in the Army he was nearly court-martialed once for traipsing about the base with a denuded cranium. Today, Plasman seems to traverse with no ill aftereffects from his playing days. He sells optical equipment in the Chicago area. He is quite large, at 6-4, 240 pounds, and weighs only 20 pounds more than in his bare-headed playing days. He wears glasses and a gentle smile and says that the only time he thinks of the crevice in his head is when he touches it. He does have a few other aches and pains — for example, he can't sleep on his right side because of old foot- ball injuries - but those came about for other reasons, one of which perhaps is due to his never having worn hip pads, either. He did wear shoulder pads, though, his one concession to frocking like the conventional footballer. His wife thinks about the football crash more than he does, for when they mesh in familial controversy, she explains to him, "You know something, you never did recover from that head injury." Plasman recalls that only one opponent took unfair advantage of his unhelmeted head. "He was a defensive tackle for the Washington Redskins," said Plasman recently over coffee in the den of his Arlington Heights, 111., home. He smiled, showing the bridges that have replaced his football-lost teeth. "The guy kept bashing me with his elbows. I told him I was getting sick of it. He kept on. So one day he was on the ground and I stepped on a vulnerable part of him. He stopped after that. I mean, I was justified. I got tired of his antics, after two years." Plasman said he never feared injury because he believed that if you hustled and weren't lazy you wouldn't get hurt; also, that only if you were hit with a mighty good shot to the head would it be hazardous to your health — and then it mattered not if you wore a football fedora or not. He entered the Army in 42, came out in '46 and kicked two seasons for'the Chicago Cardinals. Helmets were mandatory in the NFL by then, but Plasman got an ex- emption - like Burleigh Grimes when he was the last of the spitball pitchers. Plasman later was an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He didn't wear a hat on the sidelines, either, and once suffered for it by getting frost-bite of the ear. Looking at the current footbail players, he acknowledges that they are bigger and smarter and faster than in his day. He was asked, then, if he would wear anything on his head if he were playing today? "Yes," he said, after a moment of consideration. "Earmuffs." Ranis, Hogs are worst, best LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Maybe it was a psychological slip, a warning of sorts. Colorado State University Sports Information Director Tim Simmons was talking about the Rams' schedule in 1973 and 1974. "Houston was the best team on our schedule last year and were the worst on theirs," Simmons said. "It's the same with Arkansas this year. They are the best team on our schedule this year and we are the worst on theirs." What simmons failed to mention was that Houston, a heavy favorite, defeated the Rams 2820. Arkansas is favored by more than three touchdowns against CSU Saturday night at Little Rock. Colorado State Coach Sark Arslanian labeled the game a "mismatch." He was asked about the Rams' success against Houston last year. "Houston came from a nice warm climate and was not acclimated to the type of conditions they met here," Arslanian said. "It was all due to the weather factor." Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles says the Rams are much more than a breather. "You can take out any real of film and see that they have the darndest special skill people I've seen," Broyles said. He was referring to quarterback Mark Driscoll, flanker Willie Miller, split and Dan O'Rourke and running back Ron Harris. Driscoll has passed for 939 yards and 13 touchdowns, while playing in four games. The Rams lead the nation in passing, averaging 252.3 yards per game. Miller, 27, a Vietnam veteran, has caught 29 passes for 629 yards. O'Rourke has caught 20 for 364 yards. Harris, who was recruited by Notre Dame, Nebraska and Oklahoman is averaging 4.9 yards per try with 609 yards on 125 carries. "We looked to see if Harris was listed among the top 100 runningbacks in America and he wasn't," Broyles said. "But I give you my word that there couldn't be many better in America." Arslanian might have called the game right if the Razor- backs were healthy, but they're not. Arkansas was beat up going into the Texas game last week and the team physician was on the field so much at Austin, that someone suggested he had earned a letter. Broyles announced that quarterback Scott Bull, who played most of the way against Texas, would make his first start of the season against Colorado State Slow down at sundown. 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. A.M. P.M. Minor Major Minor Major 1:50' 8:20 2:15 8:40 1:30 7:55 1:55 8:15 2:05 -8:30 2:30 8:55 2:40 9:15 3:10 9:40, 3:25 10:05 3:55 10:25 4:15 10:45 4:40 11:15 Date Oct. 26 27 28 29 30 31 Day Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Nov. 1 Friday 2 Saturday 3 Sunday 4:55 11:45 5:50 12:10 6:55 1:15 5:30 6:25 7:20 12:45 1:45 ^^p— —v^—^ —'- -— watchit! A nice mess of crappie rassing doing the wind sprints because the coaches made me run with the linemen, and everybody laughed. My hands are small and kind of weak, I can't even palm the ball. I'm not even a great jumper. In college 1 played forward at first and everybody was jumping over my back and snatching rebounds away. I got stronger lifting weights and I learned positioning, which made me a better rebounder. So I had to make up for my physical drawbacks by playing it cool. Cool is a quality admired in the black neighborhoods. Cool is a matter of self- preservation, of survival. It must go back to the slave days, when oftentimes all a black man had to defend himself with was his poise. If you'd show fear or anger, you d suffer the consequences. Today, the guy respected in the ghetto is the guy who resists the urge to go off — who can handle himself in a crisis, who can talk his way out of a fight. Based on the book, "Rockin Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool." Copyright (c) 1974 by Walt Frazier and Ira Berkow Published by Prentice-Hall. Inc , Englewocui Clitfs, N.J, •""MB Movie Special They hung the wrong man - but they didn't hang him long enough! Clint Eastwood, Ed Begley Inger Stevens star. 7:OO tonight FROM LEFT to right, Kennie Atkins, Jim Porterfield, Donnie Collums and Wade Stevenson (not pictured) display their limit of 80 crappie that they caught on Saline Channel —Hope (Ark.) Star photo at Millwood Lake last Wednesday. Collums claimed that he hooked about 50 of the larger fish. TELEVISION THREE KTBS SHREVEPORT

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