T O P Â· Norlhwesl A r k a n s a s TIMES, Sunday, April 18, 1976 FAYEIIUYII.I.I;. AKKAS-S.IS . . Bowie Kuhn Bloclco AL Move To Toronto Tournament To Decide Team Champ SWC Tennis Meet Has New Format NEW YORK (AP) -- "The] only Ihina I can tell }-oj," an embittered Charley Finley remarked, "is that Ihe American League is going to Toronto. Period! "Bowie Kuhn or no Bowie Kuhn!" ! Finley, owner of the Oakland A's, niay have reacted more vehemently than other Ameri' can Leasiie owners to a ruling Â·Friday by baseball Commis sioner Bowie Kuhn -- which, in effect. blocked I lie AL's planned move to Toronto -- but he \vas not alone in his sentiment. :The AL owners, after, learning of Kuhn's move; voted unanimously to ignore Hie ruling and go ahead-with plans lo place a franchise in Toronto. ;' ? If the National League doesn't like it, that's just too bad," Finley added from hospital bed in Chicago. AL BLOCKED The vole came after Kuhn ^ -had given the National League Uvo-weeks to put into effect its proposed 1 1977 expansion p!ai for Washington and Toronto The ruling effectively blocked Â· the AL from implementing it Iccision, made nearly a monlh igo, to expand to the Canadian :ity. Finley, reportedly one of Ihe \L owners who led a move to just Kuhn last summer, would lot say that Kuhn had put his lob on" the line by taking the "It wouldn't be very dignified [or me to say his job was on he line," said Finley. But he ittackod Kuhn's position that lis actions were in the best in- .erests of baseball. "He's not fiod," Finley said. "He can't just lake Â·anything and interpret that , it's in the best interests of baseball. He can't hide behind that. Who said he's got enough strength to do that? "We're going to Toronto. Can I speak any plainer?" On March 20. Ihe AL voted 11-1 lo expand to Toronto. Less than a week later, a group headed by Labatt's Brewer; agreed lo raise $7 million for the franchise. The NL, mean while, voted 10-2 lo give To ronlo "a learn, but under NL rules, they needed a unanimon vote. However, the NL has formu laled contingency- plans for ex pansion lo Washington, and th \I, -- despite a seven-day plan- ling period and two extensions -- has so far been unable tc come up with a plan that wil' atisfy Kuhn, who has promised Vashington interests t h a t a ranchise wo'jld be placed in :be capital. CRITICAL Baltimore General Managei Hank Peters also was critica of Kuhn's move. "Baseball made no com niHmcnt to play in Washing on." Peters- said. "Bowie Kuhn. for some reason knowi only lo himself, made that com initnient and now he thinks baseball should back him up. He had no authority to make such a .commitment. He look certain liberties with his office and it was not within his power to deliver." Baltimore Board Chairmai Jerrold Hoffberger. who joined Finley in the "Oust Bowie' campaign last year, said: "We're" not backing up. We'll just proceed with what we're already obligated lv do." Detroit Tigers General Manager Jim Campbell added'his club's full endorsement of AL P r e s i d e n t L e e MacPhail's stance that "Toronto is a permanent member of the AL." DALLAS -- U will be a brand now format, but Ihe same old avorile \vhcn the Southwest - is teaming Conference settles its 51st tennis freshman championships T h n r s (I a y .hrough Saturday at the S u ] toss Courts in Waco. Houston's Ross Walker, the defending singles and doubles champ, will be back with a new tandem partner. In singles he'll meet formidable opposition f r o in Arkansas' Buddy Bowman. Texas' Gary Plock and Rice's Brice Alexander. But for the first time ever, (he SWC tournament will decide the team champion. Under Ihc new setup, singles and doubles matches won in nine divisions of the tournament will count to- "'ard final team standings. First through sixth seeds will play six Lubbock. Tins year Walker, a senior from London. Fort Worth Vatenlincic. ,, separate singles tournaments and 'first (hrough third seeds will play Ihrce d o u b l e s lournaments. with schools receiving a point for each victory to add to points won in round-robin play through the season. In past years, only r o u n d - r o b i n results have counted toward the learn championships and they were always decided before . the tournament, which named only Other strong doubles entries are SMU's David liohrnsledl and Delaney, Texas' Gonzalo Rice's Scolt Tmpin und R o s s Nunez and G r a h a m Whaling. Persons and AM's Cliarles Emlcy and Tom Conrsou. Walker will he attempting ri rare slam in SWC tennis. Nol the '56 and '59 SWC tournaments tias a player wo both singles unit doubles titles two straight years. Rice' Ronnie Fisher accomplished ttn [eat those years. Immediate!: ijcfore Fisher's domination Texas' Sammy Giammalv, claimed three straight SWC singles and doubles titles in 197 and '7 1 !, most recent of the con fore-rice's 15 multiple single t h e singles doubles NBA Western Division Title To Be Decided MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons decide their Western Conference playoff quarter-final series today, with the winner earning the-dubious right to meet defending National Basketball Association champion Golden State i^ semifinals. ^The Pistons evened the. best of three series at 1-1 by defeating the Bucks 126-153 in Detroit Thursday night. The deciding game (3:Â« p:m. EST) will be nationally televised but blacked out locally. That either team is in the playoffs is a tribute--or embarrassment--to the MBA's divisional structure and playoll qualifying criteria. The Bucks' 38-44 regular-season record tier the worst ever for a division champion. The runnerup Pis tons' 36-45 mark tied the worst ever for a plavolf entrant. EVEN MATCH And no one can dispute tha they are evenly matched. The teams' regular season series Bucks had a 4-3 edge in Ihi and won the playoff opener b; a slender 110-107 last Tuesday. i *-. Today's outcome mav de riend on the Bucks' ability I' stop 6-faol-ll, 260-pound Bol r-Lallier and the Pistons' adjust rnent to Milwauke's new guarc ' combination of Gary Brokai and Brian Winters. Lanier has hit 28 of Â« fiel goal attempt, scored GO point and grabbed 23 rebounds in tw games. Brokaw, starting be cause regular guard Jim Pric had an ankle injury, poured i champions. SWU WON ; career-high 36 points in the irst game and came back wilh 9 Thursday. Winters, has total^i 49 points in the series, hav- nt; connected v on 23 of 37 shots, Â·nost from long range. Price has been pronounced eady to play again and probably will be the Bucks' first jackcourt substitute. His spe- "iality is defense, although the quicker Brokaw may have nore success against Piston plavmaker Eric Money. SAT OUT Money sat out all but the first 4:19 of the first halt in the pcner because Drokaw got him in early foul trouble. His ' the Pistons' absence running slowed game. _ ,, ,, usually trig- ;ered by the rebounding of La- nicr and Curtis Rowe. and forced their offense into pal- terns. Price's return is expected lo free G-fool-5 rookie swingman Twins Tripped By Slugging Yankees 10-0 NEW YORK (AP) -- Thurman Mnnson, Oscar Gamble and Mickey Rivers drilled solo home runs, the last two in a seven-run second inning, and the 3\ r e\v Yorj Yankees crushed the Minnesota Twins 10 0 Saturday behind Ed B'igueroa's six- SMU won the team championship last season in a cliff- hangar of a race with Texas and Houston. Mustang nelters posted a 51-12 \von-lost record :o Texas' 48-U 50-13 and Houston's This year's four leaders going into the tournament -- Houston, Texas. SMU and Rice '-- have team championship since that started in competition 1948. Texas has hit pitching. Munson began thai paved the claimed 13 leam litles. Rice 11, SMU three and Houston one. In (be 60 years of individual competition, Texas has won 2S singles titles, Rice 20, SMU eight and AM, Houston and Oklahoma one each. Texas also leads in doubles titles with 32, followed by Rice with 17, SMU four, Houston 3 and Texas Tech and Oklahoma one each. Houston has three doubles TENTATIVE SEEDING SINGLES No. 1 Seeds - I, Ros Walker, Houston. 5 - 0 : - 2 , Bu Bowman, Arkansas. 5-1 Brice Alexander, Rico, Gary Plock. Texas, 5-2- Charles Einloy, 1 AM, 3-2 1 Randy Crawford, TCU, 3-3- Joe Edlcs. SMU, 2-5: 8: Dami Dpbbs, Daylor, 2-5; D, Harriso Bowes, Tech. 1-6. No. 2 Seeds -- 1, Hjcarc Ycaza. Houston, 5-0; 2 Slua Keller, Texas, 6-1; 3, Ho Persons. Rice, 5-2' 4 Ma- Vines. SMU. 4-3; 5 'e. To Grisak, ' Arkansas, and T Bartzen Jr.. TCU, both 3-3- Lyndoll Pickcll, Baylor 2 6 David Crissey, Tech, 1-6;' Tom Courson, AM. 0-5. No. 3 Seeds -- , 1, Dav Bonrnslcrtl. SMU, 6-1; 23, Da Valentincic. II o n s t o n . a Gonzalo Nunez, Texas, bolh 54, Mark Silbermah, AM, 3-1 Tom Moll, TCU, ,, ,, Tiirpin, Rice. 3-4; Sakcy, Arkansas. 2-4; '| Tech, 2-5; 0, LceLtm -urran. the way f i f t h straight with a two-out homer Yanks' assault to the victory in the Junior Bridgeman trate on forward. to concen- where his quickness in positioning mas- give the Bucks' badly needed help on the boards. The Bucks . have been outrebounded in the series. 84-71 . Although Bridgeman normal ly plays the small forward post. Coach Larry. Coslello may use him at the power forward position, where the ' trio of Clyde Mayes, Dave Meyers and Kevin Reslani has managed just 17 points and 15 rebounds in two first inning off Jim Hughes. It was his second of the season and traveled about 420 feet. The Yankees then sent 12 batters to the plate in the second inning, scoring seven limes on six hits, Hires Minnesota errors! and four walks. The Twins) pitchers failed to retire any of the first 1! batters, but two were rubbed out on the base- won the last titles. Walker teaming with Ogden for the '75 paths. Gamble led off the second Black Hawks Lack Punch In Playoffs CHICAGO (AP) --The Chicago Black Hawks have got to find some scoring punch to day or face elimination from the N a t i o n a l Hockey League's games. Today's winner will meet Golden State at Oakland Tuesday night. NY Mets Unleash 21 Hits In 17-1 Rout Over Pirates w i t h his homer, and singles by Willie Randolph arid Jim Mason around Hughes' wild .pickuff throw made it 3-0. Mason was cut down rounding first base for the second ont, but Rivers' homer, Roy White's double and a walk lo Munson chased Hughes. ! Chris Chambliss greeted re- liev.or Mike Pazik with a run- scoring single and Munson followed White across the plate on a throwing error by center' fielder Lyman Bostock. After two more walks loaded Ihe bases, the final two runs came home \yhen first baseman Rod Carew ' muffed Lou Piniella's high pop fly near the plate. Flurd, Baylor, 0-8. 6, Sco Bri . Pa Ma No. Seeds Texas, . , Whileford, Rice, Kc Jn . 5-2; 3. Ch Delaney. .SMU, 4-3; 4, Co Nunez, Houston, 2-2; 56 Pe wkine, Arkansas, and David lly. TCU. both 2-4; 7, Mike oss, .ASM, 1-4; 8. Chuck Â«iil, Tech. 1-C; 9. Skipper rkcr, Baylor, 1-7. No. 5 Seeds -- 1. Graham uiling, Texas. 7-0; 2, Anders liansson. Rice. 5-1; 3. Matt liney. Houston, 4-1; 4. Murk irpin, SMU. 5-2; 5, John rwan. AM..3-2; G7. Russell immery. Arkansas and Ron aumilardncr, TCU, both 3-3; Malcolm- Avncr. Tech. 1-0 Chuck Dorrity, Baylor, 1-7. No. G Seeds -- 1. Steve Don ti, Texas. - 6 0 ; 2. Marlii iisqucz, Houston, S-0; 3, Pen ueiry, SMU, 5-2; 4, Joi urian, TCU. 3-2; 5, Cirri llllcn. Rice, 3-4: 6. Ted Hailcy rkansas. 2-4; 7, Robin linker 8:11. 0-4;- 8. Bruce Waltci avlor. 0-8; fl, David Voss 0 at Mnllory, Tech. 0 0 . DOUBLES No. 1 Seeds -- 1. Walker alcntincic, Â· Houston, 5-0; 2 iohrnslcdt-Dclancy, SMU, G-l , Emley-Cnurson, AM, 3-1; ' funcz-Whaling, Texas, ,2-1; 'iirpin-Pcrsons. Rice. 4-3; CrawforcI-Iiartzcn. TCU, 3-3; Crissey-LceLum, Tccb, 2-5; akey-Grisuk, Arkansas, 1-5; Dobbs-Piirkcr, Baylor. 1-7. No. 2 Seeds -- 1, Ycaza-! iiiicz. Houston, 5-0; 2, .Plock-. ellcr. Texas. 3-0; 3, Turpin- i n e s . SMU, 5-2; 4, aumgardner-Mott. TCU, -1-2: 5, owtnan-Bailey, Arkansas, 3-3; Alexander-Mullen, Rice. 3-4; , Pickcll-Ilurd. Baylor. 2 - G ; ' 8 , ilbcrman-Kirwun, AM, 1-2; 9. lowcs-piirlner. Tech, 0 0 . No. 3 Seeds -- 1. Den- lonpliyficld. Texas, 70:-," 2, Johunsson-Whilcford, Rice, :Â·!; 3, nainey-Dowlcn, Houston.^!! Â·I. Moss-Maker, AS.M, 3 2. 5, Udlcs-Giicrry. 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A Concordia Resident For More Information . . - ,.Â·,,Â· Write To: CONCOROIA, BELLA VISTA, ARK. 727U SPRINGDALE HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR SOCIOLOGY CLASS WITH PAUL JAMESON CANDIDATE FOR CIRCUIT JUDGE PITTSBURGH (AP) -- T h e| New York Mets backed the pitching of Jerry Koosman with 21 hits, including a three-run homer by Dave Kingman, to rout the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-1 Saturday. . Koosman, making his first start of the season, allowed nine hits and walked none as he struck out two in posting his 20th career victory against Pittsburgh, which had been the only unbeaten team in the majors, winning its first five games. Bud Ilarrelson, -Felix MiUan and Ron Hodges drove in two runs each for the Met. Harrelson now has five R B I / o n the season, two more than his tota r in his injury-plagued 1975 season. Five of the New York runs came in the first inning of 3ruce Kison, who yielded five lits and a walk before he was chased by Millan's two-r u n double., Bob Robertson singled home the Pirates' run in the fourth inning, while Hodges singled home two more New York runs in the fifth and Kingrnan added a three-run homer in' the seventh, when the Mets scored five runs off Dave Giusti, the fourth Pittsburgh pitcher. Kingman's fifth homer of Ihc season, which cleared the wall in near straight away center, followed a single by John Milner and an error by Pirates' second baseman Rennie Stennett that put Ed Kranepool on base. Stennett had one of five Pittsburgh errors and Dave Parker had two in right field. Reds Â»SF For 11-0 Triumph CINCINNATI Morgan and (AP) -- Joe George Foster Tiant, Boston Down Chicago BOSTON CAP) -- Veteran Luis Tiant pitched a five-hitler and Jim Rice and Rico Petrocelh homered Saturday, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 71 victory over the Chicago White Sox. Boston scored the tie-break' ing run on reliever Rich Gosin the seventh inning before REee drilled a tv;o-run homer. PetroceUi hit a three-run shot in the eighth. Gossagc bailed out starter Terry Forster in the sixth, bul ran into Irouble in Ihe seventh as Boston loaded the bases on a pair of walks around a double by Dwighl Evans. Rick Miller swung at a 11 pilch low and inside and the ball skipped to the backstop, Carl Yastrzcmsk scoring as Ihc official scorer ruled a wild pitch. : Tiant, 20, was in . commani in every inning but the fifth when he was nicked for a run on a single by Bucky Dent, an in/icld out and Jorge Orfa' checkcd-swing single to let cenler. The veleran right-hande struck nut four and walked three. His second strikeout was the I.BOOlh of his carcÂ«r, put- Hug him 36* among baseballs all-time leaders. Redskins Sign lullis Homer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The V a s h i n g t o n Redskins a n nounced Saturday the signing of cornerhack Walter Tullis o Delaware State College and place-kicker Gary Homer of Dhio University. Tullis, 21, a 6-foot, 170-pound_ r was a 12th-round d r a f t choice. He played in only four Â»ames during his senior year, due lo a broken log, but slill returned two interceptions for touchdowns, returned a punt for a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass. crashed three-run homers a n r left-hander Fred Norman ran his career record at Riverfron' Stadium to 25 6 as the Cincinnati Reds routed the San Fran Cisco Giants 11-0 Saturday. The nationally televised game was delayed -35 minutes at the start when a swarm of ah mi 10,000 honey bees invaded the Giants' dugout along the thirt base line, slinging a dozen players and fans. Norman, 20, became the firs Cincinnati pitcher in 36 game: dating back to last season t hurl a complete game. H allowed only four hits, Foslei drove in four runs as Ihe Red: avenged Friday night's 14-' drubbing by the Giants. Morgan's second homer o the year keyed a four-run firs inning uprising against slarte Ed Halicki, 0-2. Pete Rose, off to the hcs start of his career with 17 hil in 31 al-bals, extended his hit ling streak to 21 straight game over two seasons. His three hii in four at-hats boosted his 197 average to ,544 after sevc gam as. Ros c triggered the first- ii ning hurst with a leattoff sing!) Ken Griffey, who drove in thrc runs with three hits, then sir gled, preceding Morgan's foot blast into the right fie bleachers, quarter-final Stanley Cup play off series with the Montreal Canadians. The Black Hawks are down 3 0 in the bRblof-sevcn sertes and have managed only two goals in their first two games, 180 minutes of hockey. "We can't go on like this," said Pit Martin of the Black Hawks. "Last year, we had at- tHudÂ£ problems. This year, the spirit is good but we need more ;oal scoring." The Black Hawks are .coming f[ their best game against the -anadiens. Last Thursday night hey cfirno from behind late in ID third period tq gel a 1-1 tie, nly tn UOFC 2-1 \v\* J3 seconds, o go in regulation time. "I've seen us open up bett.er lan we did Thursday," .said Hack Hawks Coach Billy Reay. We can take it to them more onsistenl than that," TOP DEFENSE Whether they can, howevcr, 5 questionable. The Canadians' has been close to iru pcrmcEible. The Black Hawks have managed only 69 shots in fhc three jamcs against Montreal fen Drydcn. The Canadians jave countered with 101 against Black Hawk netminder Â· Tony Esppsito. Good defense work hy Cana- liens Guy Lapointe, Serge Savard, Larry Robinson, Butch Bouchard and Bill Nyrop have [.opt the Black Hawks effcctive- y out of the slot near Dry den's net. "They've played well," Reay said. "Thai Savnrd played a icll of a game Thursday. I lidn't know he could play thnt Â·ell." WON'T GIVE UP ?'or his part, Reay vows not j give up. He says nU forces will storm ths way Ihcy Thurs- lay, carrying (he attack to Montreal and make it click for a change. "We're going to play the same way," Reay said, "and r c're going lo win by a fioal." Tlcay plans lo use the same forward lines that have failed to come m the scoring nunch so far. He'll have Stan Mikita f l a n k e d by Clift Koroll and Dnr- cy Rota, Ivan Boldircv center- i n g J, P. Bordeleau and John Marks, and ATain Daigle between Martin and Dennis Hull. In Saturday's night's games Buffalo look a 2-1 lead into New York against Ihe Islanders Philadelphia played in Toronto leading the Maple Leafs 2-1 am 1,05, Angeles, with a 2-1 lear over Boston, played th cBruins Back row: left to right Gwen Williams, Melba Clay 7 Maria Brown, Sherry Patrick, Tracy Wright, Linda Riggins, Steven Thompson, Joe Swallow, Jesse Bryant, Bill Hutfon, Wayne Elam. Front Row: Melinda Pinkley^Drana Butler, Sandy Baker} Luanne Graue, Teresa Reed, Mr. Paul Jameson, Anita Kimbrough, Randy Wright, Renee Morton. PIONEER has Homeowners LOAN S $2,uoo-$i5,oorj It Okiihonu Sutc Regulated Sites Service Since 1932 -Gel Exl'3 Cash Now Consolidate Debts Cut Yoar Paymcols No Broker fees or Points PIONEER FINANCE OF OKLAHOMA INC OUT Or WAN Mil COllECt Siloam Springs 918/2M-6186 Springdale High School Sociology Class, shown above with Paul Jameson, Fayetteville attorney and a candidate for Circuit Judge) recently voted to support Mr. Jameson for Circuit Judge as a class project after hearing Mr. Jameson speak to the class. : Mr. Jameson states: "I feel indeed honored to have the support of these fine young men and women in my campaign. Some of them will be voting for the first time. I am inviting their full participation^ as well as that of all other young voters, as my campaign associates. They will be making a meaningful contribution through their efforts in distributing campaign material, making radio announcements, preparation of posters and signs, and working with me and the news-, paper, radio and TV media. ; These young ladies and gentlemen will give detailed reports on their activities to their instructor, Mr. Aaron Hawkins, and will receive class credits for their campaign participation. I urge everyone to welcome and extend every courtesy to these, my campaign associates." PAUL JAMESON for CIRCUIT JUDGE Pol Adv raid For by George L. Dockory, Treasurer. PnulJamcson for Circuit Judge 207 First National Dank Bide., Fnyellcville, Ark.
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