Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 15, 1969 · Page 6
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1UMS. Twe., IS, 1t*f . Bill Kennan * * » Ar/cansas ^^v~- t Outdoors Time* Sports Writtr Well it appears that spring is finally here to stay; and with it has c o m e an abundance of good fishing in all of the areas lakes. In the Prairie Creek area of Beaver Lake. Glen Davis reports that fishing is the best that it's been in quite some time. Bleak bass are the big game fish right now. T h e whites, although a few have been caught in the back of some coves, are still scarce simple because the water is still a bit cold for them to have migrated that far. At any rate the blacks are being found on grassy banks as well as on the rocky shores of the lake. The best lures seem to be the subsurface type-bombers, lazy ikes, hell benders etc. Some of the better catches reported over the weekend were by Wendell Davis of Rogers, lie brought in 17 crappie. proving that t h e crappie fishing is just about tn break loose. He took these fish on jigs and minnows. A fishing party f r o m Kansas City had a good trip by bringing in 45 blacks all running to five pounds. Mark Nagley from Rogers took one five pounder after fishing less than an hour. Although the water is still murky and a little cool, probably "around 52 degrees, the fishing has really picked up and barring any show storms should continue to improve. In the Hickory Creek area the fishing report is quite good. Blacks are probably the easiest to find in the immediate area and you can probably find some whites up toward White River. Ben Schrapt of Fort Smith reported six blacks running to I'/i pounds, Nathan Myers brought in a fine string of crappie and Yell Atkins reported t h r e e nice - sixed blacks. .] C. Henderson and Bill Ruble reported bringing in 36 crappie all running to l'/4 pounds. Jim Jacobs fishing with a party brough in 44 whites from on up the lakr. ' They all weighed right around t\vo pounds. Sequoyah reported a fine 'weekend of fishing. Crappie s e e m s to he the most "abundant species in t h i s lake with a number of fine catches reported. Catches of '0 or more crappie weren't at all unusual for the week- SOUTIILAND GATORS M a n y many years a g o alligators roamed the lowlands of Southeastern Arkansas, but are now found mostly in the Southwestern portion of the state. If all goes as planned by the U. S. Department of the Interior, alligators will he restored to their former habitat in SE Arkansas and also in Mississippi. Previous transplants of the 'Bator at a federal refuge in T.nuisiana have been successful. The White River National Rc-fuge is scheduled to re- cr-ive a few alligator transplants to see if the 'gator can sdapt to its former habitat. .-. rirn.iect of this nature fell through last fall when the plan to capture several of the species in Louisiana backfired and the alligators slipped out of the capture area. The Department expects to obtain some alligators for the project through zoos that have s u r p l u s 'gators. Three alligators have been transplanted in the first phase of the project on a national r e f u g e in central Mississippi. DEER STUDY Seven biologists from the Arkansas G a m e and Fish Commission met with several other biologists and foresters in late March for a symposium on "White-tailed Deer in the Southern Forest Habitat." Field trips were made to a nearby game area described as one of the most productive deer habitats, and general discussion ranging from disease and parasite problems of white-tails to population dynamics were discussed. Of the 29 scientific papers presented, many contained references to the deer study on Arkansas' Sylamore Experimental Study. Those attending were Assistant Director Andrew Hnlsey and biologists Bob Leonard, Billy White. Mitch Rogers. Fred Ward. Steve Wilson, and Rocky Lynch. BOATING SAFETY A well equipped boat is as important to an enjoyable day on the water as is the weather, hut many pleasure boats these days are something less than shipshape. It's a simple, inexpensive matter to properly equip a small boat, and a boat with the right kind of accessories on board will pay dividends many times over. First, make sure your boat meets Coast Guard requirements. There should be an approved lifesaving device in good condition for each per- s/in on board. For boats under 40 feet, a seat cushion, life preserver, ring bouy will do. It's also a good idea to have a fire extinguisher along, in an acccssable location. T h c C o a s t Guard currently approves foam, carbon dioxide and dry chemical extinguishers, aiid. in effect, requires thoy be carried on any boat with a closed space or compartment, such as a f r o n t deck. Your boat should have some sort of hell or horn. Technically, boats 16 feet and over must carry a horn or whistle, and boats over 26 feet a hell. But there are times when even a small rowboat will find a horn useful, and it's easy to stow one of those hand operated compressed air horns on board even the smallest craft. Of course, you've got to have running lights if you're on the water between sunset and sunrise. Other handy items to have aboard probably are more common sense than any thing else. A flashlight, maps of a strange area, a hand oner- ated bilge Dump, a small first aid kit. all these might just come in very handy when you least expect it. tandin Room Crowd Wotchts Draftees Give Expes Opening Win t «. tjf,*- 9«*fcaM» Cfilhtd *t tWO"flH B, THE ASSOCIATED P»ESS the year. J ««· Mi M* borne rn agtat J^TM*" c """' n.« wJ'tanVnd tn* Montreal *««« fryman lot the vfcto- them and he BU a J» Inetime ·"""Hetemtn stopped the Pi- Dan McGinn and the Montreal j«£ ,,.««,,* four hfti at .,,_.-, uttort New York JH^HewnlhiUiSd the Tic- EXDOS were uwet winner! ·« ,i. «.». i«t «i*ir fourth ·""·· ·§·»»» raiei ····"" "-.,..« ll-a ««· ty *·*** tm»tmm^f*'*~**^ -- --Dan McGinn and the Montreal Expos were uptet winner* *« major league baseball came to Canada for the ftrit time ever. Back In the United States Rtehie Allen came up with · surprise. ;oo. The Expos won a wild home opener 8-7 Monday over St. Louis before a standing room crowd of 29,184 on Coco Laboy * double and run-scoring single oy winning pitcher McGinn in the seventh inning. And in Philadelphia. Allen crashed a 500-foot two-run homer that helped the Phils to a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets. The tape-measure blast of Allen's comes as no surprise though, but what he did after it certainly rates a double-take. Allen, trotting to his first base possition after the third-inning clout, tipped his hat to the applauding home opener crowd of 13,070. It was the first time in years he had acknowledged the cheers of the fans who have jooed him in the past. In other National League games. Chicago swept to its sixth victory in seven games, ._ _--* Allen wai atked why he tipped hit hat: "If tokt you why. they'd (boot me i the morning." Alton taid. "I'm not tooklnt to change my image around here." he »aid. I don't car* a thinj about ic crowd." Allen hain't changed hit atti- GOING OVER THE HILL Boston ccnterfieldcr Reggie Smith clamhcrs up the fence after Tony Horlon's home run ball, that was out of reach in the upper left corner. Hor- ton's second inning homer with no one on staked Indians pitcher Siehert to a 1-0 lead in Cleveland's h o m e opener against the Red Sox. American Basketball League Schedules Yearly Draft Call Pittsburgh 4-0 and bombed Los Angeles CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) --: The American Basketball Association holds its player draft today to honor a new member, the Carolina Cougars, formerly the Houston Mavericks. Officially, all 15 rounds will be held today, but there lias been speculation the first two rounds were held secretly several weeks ago. The league has not announced results of any previous draft. mi the Miami Floridians have signed their first choice. Larry Cannon of LaSalle. Results of the first five rounds are to be announced at midday and there is 'to lio another announcement in the evening. The picks are to he marie in reverse order of the regular season standings. The New York Nets. Eastern Division tailonders. have an- nounced that their first choice is hrec-time All American Lew Alcindor of UCLA, but he already has signed with Milwaukee in the National Basketball Association. The Carolina Cougars, who as the Houston Mavericks finished last in the Western Division, will get the second pick. They lost a coin toss with the Nets as to who should pick first. The Cougars have announced their first choice will be Neal Walk of Florida. stopping Houston -1-5. The San Francisco at Cin cinnati game was rained out in the only other scheduled game McGinn, a fireballing left hander, earned his first major league victory with 5 1-3 score less innings of relief, allowini only three hits. McGinn, drafted by the Expos from the Cincinnati Reds, sail he was getting even with the Cardinals. "They beat me in mj first major league game las year in 11 innings." The Expos had blown a 6- lead as Mack Jones drove i 'ive runs with a three-run horn er and two-run triple in th first two innings but the Card came back with fourth inning. a seven-ru JUILIi fiimiiB* The Expos contributed five er rors and Dal Maxvill sliced i grand slam homer to right fiel in the inning. Deron Johnson's second-in ning homer had given the Phi' a 1-1 tie before Allen cracked Jim Me Andrew pitch over a I 1 foot high sign atop the left fiel roof for his first home run J) them and he has a 4H lifetime average against New York pitching. "I'm a mistake hitter and the Met pitcher must mtkt t lot of mistakes." Allet, said. Doug Rader and John Edward, knocked in two runs apiece in a seven-run third inning in the Astro*' victory. Houston right-hander Larry Dierker blanked the podgers on hits until the eighth when starter Bob v Veale tor tworuns In each of the tint two innings asBmyWiniamskwbledtaone run ami Randy Hundley singled in another to fteopwnfinntag. Don Kessinger and Glenn Beckert knocked in the Cubs' second- Inning runs. New York Shortens Deficit With Celtics; Lakers Continue Series With Hawks Tonight NEW YORK (AP) - With leir backs, against the wall, the New York Knicks have resorted to thievery to make sure heir no tomorrow wasn't today n the National Basketball Asso- iation playoffs. Stealing time by swiping the ball, the Knicks fought off elimination in their Eastern Division inal series against Boston by wating the Celtics 112-104 Monday night to cut their deficit to -2 in the best-of-7 series. "But we still have to get that game back we lost here," said 5ick Barnett, thinking ahead to the Knicks' next all-or-nothing test in Friday's sixth game in Boston while looking back to their series opening loss in New give up the ball 17 times in the as York which cost them lome-court advantage. the Boston needs only one victory to eliminate the Knicks and advance to the NBA final against the Western Division winner--Los Angeles or Atlanta. The Lakers take their 2-0 lead into the third game of that best- of-7 set. which continues tonight in Atlanta Despite the figures which show only an eight-point victory and Boston outshooting the Knicks from the field, S2.5 per cent to 44.3, New York rebounded from a one-point loss Sunday in Boston for an easy victory Monday. The Knicks forced Boston to first halt-when New York surged into a 80-46 advantage- and 25 for the game. "You can't pinpoint one man." s a i d Sam Jones of the Celtics. "They all played well. They had a job to do and they did it. They knew if they didn't win there would be no tomor- Piayer-Coach Bill Russell of the Celtics, who had only six rebounds and six points when the Knicks took control in the first half, also gave New York credit "We took only 80 shots and threw the ball away 25 times." he said. "Sloppy, but New t defense contributed to i don't remember Rettinf many free shots," agreed John Havlicek, whose 29 points, led Boston. "When you get 17 more shots than a team, you should bea them." said Willis Reed. \vhc led the Knicks' balanced offense with 24 points. Leading the thieves, as usual SMITH'S a-Way^Rodio^ Communication VMr *wanto ho also scored 23 points and ed the Knicks with 12 rebounds nd nine assists. "Aggressive defense." he ailed it. "We knew we had to o out and win and we knew we ad to do it with defense." The Knicks opened a 54-38 ead and then increased it to 8157 before the Celtics came on in he final minutes to make th» core respectable. , Marines Grab Second KINGS POINT. N.Y. (AP) Crews from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy finished first and second ahead of the crew from the S.S. Bergensfjord of Nc'wiv in a on»mi'e life boat ince en Long Island Sound Monday. Porkers Sign High School Cagers ILeachville in the finals of the ..-:.-.. .-.··..·. '/. I.eachville, the|Class AA tournament. The 6 player in the :':'.nall tourna- IJsvis i,! 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