Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 30, 1974 · Page 4
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Page Four HOPE (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, October 30, All stuns Foreman in eighth, regains crown KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) - "AJi, Ali, All." The salute thundered from close to 50,000 African throats and echoed around the world today. Muhammad Ali is back as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, knockout conqueror in 2:58 of the eighth round of young and f'.:"T:C George Foreman, who u; '.a '.r.L5 dark night was rated (.•I,* -.•' '.he mo?t devastating the game has ever would do it — and pun: n--; Seen. Aii >:i h<r did And he is a man who must be reckoned with although he is now 32 arid well past his fight- in e prime. Friends say he would be wise now to retire in all his glory and arrogance. "Now they'll have to pay me $20 million to fight," he boasted. They may, too. Waiting in the wings is the rugged Joe Frazier, former champion, who beat Ali in one slambang brawl and lost to him in another. "Foreman fought a stupid fight," said Frazier, who sat at the ringside in the vast Stadium of the 20th of May to watch the spectacle in the early hours of the African morning. "He should never nave let Ali play him on the ropes as he did," said Frazier. "I have teamed a tot. I want another shot at him. I'm ready when he is. I am sure I can win the next time." Hope Star ports Sooners,Bucs to roll again NEW YORK (AP) — Ohio State and Oklahoma have been offensive to their 13 football opponents this season and more of the same may be in store this weekend. "We made all 10 of our offensive goals," Ohio State's Woody Hayes said following Last Duck calling set Nov. 2 The Arkansas Wing of the American Duck Hunters Association will host their second annual U.S. Open Duck Calling Championship and Sportsman Party this Saturday at the Arkansas Livestock Showgrounds. The event will take place in the Hall of Industry Building. Registration will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Qualifying rounds will begin at 3 p.m. with finals slated to start at 7 p.m The entry fee is ten dollars. First place will be awarded J500 and a trophy with cash '.. prizes^and .trophies going to the next four finishers. There will be drawings for various prizes during the finals. Tickets for the drawing are one dollar. David Pryor, Democratic candidate for governor will be the guest speaker. The public is invited. Bowling results Ruby Askew, bowling for B&B Construction, posted the high game in the Gaslite Belles League in action at the Gaslite Bowl. She rolled a 196 game. Millwood Inn had the high team series with a score of 932. In the Wednesday Night Couples League, Betty Jo Cornelius rolled a 236 and Dave Brantley posted a 214 for high games. The Good Guys topped the high team scores with an 860. Standings for the season are: GASLITE BELLES W L Spears Carpet Mills 26 6 Dalrymple & Henry 23 9 Millwood Inn 20 12 Gilbert Lumber 13 19 Tom DX 13 19 Sonic Drive-in 12 20 B&B Construction 11 21 Lewis-McLarty 10 22 WEDNESDAY NIGHT COUPLES LEAGUES Farmer-Morrow 14 6 Tom's DX 13 7 The Good Guys 10 8 Meyers Bakery 12 8 Poole 12 8 Stout-Bicker staff \\ 9 Johnson 84 11 ^ Lambert-Koger 71, 12 ] ^ Carltons 6 H Pyramid Plastics 4 16 week's 55-7 rout of Northwestern. "That's the only time we've ever done that. And our consistency went from 73 to 88 per cent." This week's beleaguered defense belongs to Illinois ... which will absorb a 35-14 licking. Meanwhile, Oklahoma's Barry Switzer says the Sooners are "the best college football team I've ever been around. And we'll be close to this team again offensively next year." Iowa State gave Oklahoma its closest call in Big Eight play last season, losing by "only" 34-17. This year, 42-7 has a better ring to it. Last week's score was 49 right, 17 wrong for a .742 percentage. One of the tour Upset Specials — Georgia Tech over Tulane — came through while Princeton over Penn missed by a couple of points. The season tally shows 328 right, 125 wrong and 12 ties for .724. Upset Special of the Week ... Florida 17, Auburn 14: Tigers' defense is something else, except against the Wishbone. Second Upset Special ... Maryland 23, Penn State 21: Maryland's defense isn't the best cure for offensive blahs. Third Upset Special ... Washington 24, UCLA 20: Bruins not the same without John Sciarra. Michigan 48, Indiana 9: Ohio State beat Indiana 49-9 and Michigan's ranked lower in The Associated Press poll. Alabama 28, Mississippi State 7: The Bear just loves to give his former assistants their Davidson resigns as head of WFL CHICAGO (AP) - A power play by Chicago Fire owner Tom Origer left Gary Davidson ousted as commissioner of the World Football league, but the league itself afloat for at least the rest of thL season. At an emergency meeting here Tuesday, Davidson tendered his immediate resignation as czar of the circuit he founded in opposition to the venerable National Football League. Donald J. Regan, WFL general counsel, was named league executive director in lieu of a commissioner, but for the time being the league obviously will be directed by its six-member executive committee. Davidson will continue in WFL operations as a member Flag Football In flac football action last Thursday night, Hope Builders took a 32-13 victory over Zeco. Hope Concrete came back and managed a 13-13 tie with Citizens Bank in the second game. In the last game of the night, the two unbeaten teams in the league, Greening-Ellis and Colony Shoppe, squared off, and r.ra^ning-Ellis came away with a 25-6 win. The regular season for the flag football league will end Thursday. Hope Concrete will tangle with Greening-Ellis at 6 p.m.. Zeco ana Citizens Bank will meet at 7, and Hope Builders will face in Colony Shoope in the last game at 8. Following the completion of the regular season, there will be a play-off involving all teams in the league. Entails of the playoff have not been released. Date Oct. Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as p::rued below, has been taken from Richard Aloen Knierr.'s ifjLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you -Aill be fishing in good territory or hunting in gc*xi cover u_ring these times, if you wish to find the best sport thai ea^h day has to offer. A.M. .Minor Major i'.M. r Major 30 31 Nov. 2 3 Wednesday Thursday 3:25 4:15 10:U5 10:45 Friday- Saturday Sunday 4:55 11:45 5:50 12:10 6:55 1:15 10:25 11:15 12:45 1:45 of the executive committee, chairman of the expansion committee and part-owner and governor of the Southern California Sun franchise. But his departure as commissioner was triggered by Origer's threat to drop out of the WFL immediately with three games still left to play. Origer earlier had tried unsuccessfully to strip Davidson from the commissioi.er's post, contending he spread the league's operation too thin financially with less than well- heeled franchise investors. Reportedly Origer recently sent a letter to the league office stating he was dropping his franchise at once. This spurred Tuesday's meeting and announced "restructuring" of the league which already has seen the Detroit Wheels and Jacksonville Sharks throw in the sponge. Additionally, financial woes caused the Houston Texans to move to Shreveport, La., and the New York Stars to Charlotte, N.C. Origer declined comment on his withdrawal letter and, when asked if he thought he scored a victory in forcing Davidson's resignation, said "I got my point across." John Bassett Jr., owner of the Memphis Southmen and chairman of the WFL's executive committee, said the reorganization guaranteed league operation for several seasons. Q's conquer Spirit in ABA By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Marvin Barnes couldn't do it all Tuesday night ... but he tried. The rookie center pumped in 43 points and grabbed 30 rebounds, but his Spirits of St. I/juis were nipped by the San Dieyo Conquistadors 110-109 in an American Basketball Association game. In the only other ABA contest of the night, the Denver Nuggets stopped the New York Nets .26-115. In the National Basketball Association, Los Angeles edged Portland 106-102, Washington crushed Chicago 96-80, Boston swamped Cleveland 107-92 and Gulden State demolished Buffalo 130-101. comeuppance. Southern California 34, California 21: Trojans smell the roses along the way ... with Anthony, not Mac, Davis. Notre Dame 49, Navy 0: The last time they met in Philadelphia, Notre Dame returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Texas A&M 21, Arkansas 14: Aggies play Southern Methodist in the Cotton Bowl next week. Nebraska 28, Colorado 14: It wasn't like this in the Mid- American Conference for CU's Bill Mallory. Texas 24, Southern Methodist 12: That's what happens when a Longhorn meets a Mustang. Arizona State 43, Texas-El Paso 7: Sun Devils whack Miners en route to another WAC title. Miami, Ohio 35, Western Michigan 0: MAC, not WAC. Temple 21, Cincinnati 20: This almost became the fourth Upset Special. Wisconsin 24, Michigan State 17: Badgers avenge last year's licking. Yale 27, Dartmouth 7: The old order changeth in the Ivy League. Harvard 29, Penn 28: Dee- fense, dee-fense ... where are you? Georgia 28, Houston 24: Cougars' troubles are a mystery. Tulane 14, Kentucky 10: Green Wave regroups behind Terry Looney. Foreman, 25, a massive and sullen but pleasant man with fists that in five years of pro fighting have exploded 37 knockouts, insists that he also is waiting in line. "The next time — and I hope there is a next time — I hope to fight a smarter fight," he said. "I hope to follow (manager) Dick Sadler's instructions better." The 220-pound Foreman sought to demolish Ali the way he had crushed 37 of his pro foes, most of them almost before they had finished tying on their gloves. But Ah' beat him at his own game, and was convincing in doing it. And now it is Frazier who appears to have the next crack in this game of musical chairs among three black American fighters — Ali, Frazier and Foreman. Their only potential threats on the horizon are Teof- Uo Stevenson, a Cuban giant whom Fidel Castro may not permit to leave home, and Duane Bobick, an American Olympian like Ali and Foreman who is now unbeaten as a pro. But the next big match would nave to be the "rubber" duel between Frazier and Ali. As champion, he now is in his element. He has a stage. He can reel off his two-line poems. "I told you he was no good. I showed you," Ali said afterward in the dressing room. "He's slow and awkward. I'm not sure he deserves to fight me again. He would have no chance." Across the catycombs of the open-air soccer stadium, big George, never before beaten or knocked out, and his associates sat in thickening gloom. "You can't badmouth a man who beats you," Foreman said solemnly, his voice hoarse and almost a whisper. "He is a truecharnpion. He deserves everybody's respect. He is a credit to his family, his race and to boxing." Foreman, ""more or less, agreed with Frazier and Ali that he fought a stupid fight. But he said: "He won the fight, but I cannot admit he beat me. Nobody loses in a fight like this," for which each of the fighters got a record $5 million. It was a good fight, two muscled men hammering away at each other as if they were swinging telephone poles. But Ali was the smarter and the better man, and from the fifth round on it became a matter of when Foreman's trunk-like legs would fold. Ali taunted Foreman during the playing of both the American and Zaire national anthems, and he continued to spit insult at the champion in the fast-paced early rounds. Ali met the in-boring Foreman with two quick shots to the head as they answered the bell. Foreman pursued him. Ali played the ropes, ducked Foreman's vicious swings and struck back periodically with hands as fast as the tongue of an adder. In the second and third rounds, Foreman landed some good shots — powerful blasts that seemed to rock the fragile ring — but Ali blinked and kept hitting back. In the second round, Foreman hit Ali with a crunching Wow to the head, and Ali momentarily blinked. For a moment, it appeared to ringsiders that a scared look came into the challenger's eyes. But by the fifth round, Ali's strategy of holding, lying on the ropes and letting Foreman flail away at a darting ghost began paying dividends. One could almost see the power drain from George's massive arms and the steel slip from his legs. He became wobbly. His punches were like marshmallows. In the corner, Foreman's manager, Dick Sadler, and an aide, Archie Moore, looked con- cerned. Then in the eighth, the inevitable happened. Already stag* gering and unsure of his footing and merely swinging at air, Foreman got caught by an Ali right as Ali slipped out of a clinch. Foreman veered unsteadily. Ali, sensing the kill, added a left and followed it with a vicious right. Foreman, seemingly dazed, went down and took the count of 10 from referee Zack Clayton before he could regain his feet. "I didn't hear the count; I never listen to the count," Foreman said later. "I wasn't tired. Dick gave me a signal to stay down. Then he crossed his arms. Then he motioned for me to get up. I guess I was too slow." A gracefulchamp ,j not Muhammed Low economy ignored as people see bout Over the past 10 football seasons, Alabama has been the country's winningest team with a percentage of .856 on 88 victories, 14 defeats and two ties. By FRANK BROWN AP Sports Writer By now, adding machines are clicking as frantically as turnstiles did all over the world Tuesday night. Somewhere, someone has the overwhelming task of compiling figures on closed-circuit revenues from the hundreds of locations that showed the Muhammad Ali- George Foreman fight. The returns were flooding in like the ballot counts in a presidential election: Atlanta, 11,500; Inglewood, Calif., 10,128; Bloomington, Minn., 10,000; Houston 18,000; Detroit, 10,000; New York, 20,000 ... at up to $35 per ticket. For just a while Tuesday night, America ignored a troubled economy and spent top dollar to watch a fight halfwav around the globe. in Kalamazoo, Mich., patrons began throwing bottles and chairs when the picture failed, but the disturbance was quieted when refunds of the $15 admission charge were promised. A faulty tube blacked out screens at Vancouver's Pacific National Exhibition until after the eighth round — the knockout round — and the crowd turned rowdy until refunds were announced and the picture was restored long enough for a replay of the finish. Shooting broke out at Louisville's Convention Center moments before the start of the bout, leaving one man dead, his brother and an innocent bystander wounded. After a suspect was taken into custody, police said the tragedy followed an argument over a bet on the match. But in countless other locations, the picture was crystal clear and bright, and the verdict was cheered wildly by pro- Ali fans. ByJOHNVINOCUR Associated Press Writer KINSHASA, Zaire (AP) — The winner fumed and complained, and looked as angry as a vindicated man can when he's proved his own tightness with a vengeful hand. The loser talked gently, mildly, reasonably. The roles were old and wouldn't have been reversed if the verdict had been different. Muhammad Ali, couldn't find anything nice to say about George Foreman. And Foreman couldn't dig up anything mean to say against Ali. No skill, scared, doesn't like to get hit, a phony champ who punches like a sissy, a bully who was built up by know- nothing writers—Ali had those words to describe Foreman. And these: "He was scared; he was humiliated; I did it; I said I'd do it, but did you listen? I said I'd stick him and that he didn't like to get hit and that I'm the greatest heavyweight of all time, but did you listen? "I didn't dance. I wanted to make him lose his power. He punched like a sissy. I stayed on the ropes. Staying on the ropes is a beautiful thing for a fighter. You think when I'm on the ropes I'm doing bad. "Ali looked incredibly peeved in victory. He had told everyone how hard he had trained, how he had hit the heavy bag again and how Foreman was a mummy. But no one wanted to bet on him, it seemed, and all the talk was about Foreman's awesome power. "I am the greatest of all time and you thought a scared amateur would win," he said. Foreman had nothing angry to say at all, and his voice was soft as he talked with reporters. His sentiments tinkled while All's clanged. "Nobody lost," Foreman said, pushing the facts a little. LR crowd cheers for Ali victory LITTLE ROCK (AP) — An estimated 1,000 to 1,200 Arkansas boxing fans at Barton Coliseum saw Muhammad Ali become the second man in history to regain the heavyweight boxing title Tuesday night. "They went berserk when the fight was'over — jumping up and yelling and so forth," said a sports writer at the coliseum, where the fight was shown on closed circuit television. No trouble was reported. The coliseum could have seated about 6,000. The $15 tickets were the highest priced for any public entertainment in this area in memory. Judging from cheers and applause, the writer said he would imagine that the crowd favored Ali from the start. The fans watched the eight- round fight on a black-and- white television set with a screen about the size of an old- fashioned movie screen. Reception reportedly was "very good." If YOU Are Not for Me, YOU Are Against Me!' CHRIST SAID: Christ Is Against Beverage Alcohol — BE FOR HIM!! MR. BUSINESS MAN!!! Is Liquor Good for your Business? THE MAN WHO DRINKS 1. Buys Less Groceries 2. Buys Less Shoes 3. Buys Less Clothes 4. Buys Less Automobiles 5. Greater Insurance Risk Sends the money you should have to Distilleries and big rich Breweries. BOOTLEGGERS WORK FREER IN WET COUNTIES THAN IN DRY COUNTIES VOTE DRY and for Better Control VOTE FOR GOOD BUSINESS' Concerning'Legal Soles OUTLAWS ALWAYS LIKE THE'LKAL' LABEL-. 'TH&WETS $AY iT5 <sc^6T BE HERE, 60 LETS <E£P IT LEGAL 1 ... CARRY THEIR 'LOGIC' THRCXJ6H' MUKDER £ HERE, LEGALIZE- IT.' TEALING « HESE, LEGALIZE IT- 1 1SAPE £ HERE, LE6ALIZE IT/ DOPE ti rIEKE, LE6AUZE IT/ BEER IS HERE, LEGALIZE IT/ IFYOULE6AL-) IZE ONE, WHV NOT THE OTHER? ALCOHOL AND / NEVER WHO SUPPORTS THE WETS? 1. Breweries ft Bootleggers 2. MEN WHO DRINK 3. Men who prof it from liquor sales 4. THE DEVIL WHO SUPPORTS THE DRY] 1. Good Business Men 2. Men who do not drink 3. Young People 4. Well informed people 5. Churches 6. GOD Pol. ad. for by Hempstead County Concerned Citizens Co mm. Pub. Cb. Gerald W. TrusseU

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