Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1969 · Page 17
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1969
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Ish HaUy VMMM Kansas Holds Private Party LAWRENCE, Kan. - They don't call it the Kansas Relays for nothing. When the sun finally set on the mile reday, the Jayhawks had carted off more souvenir watches than a retiring board chairman from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe. Yes, a young man named Jim Ryun was there. Jim ran his last race in Memorial Stadium, and he made it a memorable event. The sun-basked crowd came to its feet as Jim turned the oval in 3:57.6 to supply his Kansas mates with a new world record in tht distance-medley relay. Life wasn't quite so rosy two days earlier. The skies clouded up. the wind began to blow and it looked like Judy Garland's house might be placed back on its original foundations before the weather ceased. With a little hail thrown in lor good measure, the track appeared in the dress of a watery bunch of mud pies. The Kansas ground crew, under the direction of track coach Bob Timmons, spent all of Thursday night burning off the excess moisture. GLOOMY DAY The Kansans managed to get the track in running condition, but the weather still didn't cooperate. With high winds, cold temperatures and wet drizzle, the athletes warmed up for the Friday preliminaries. "This is my third trip here, and I still haven't seen the sun," moaned one sprinter. The gray weather painted a picture of the performances turned in by the Southwest Conference entries. TCU, Tex- .as. and Texas AM all dropped the baton during the relay events. Fortunately, however, they didn't all fumble in the same race. Injuries also struck t h r e e teams. Rice lost sprinter Dale Bernaner f r o m its relay teams. The Aggies got a jolt when Curtis Mills, their premiere runner, stepped in a hole and twisted an ankle during warmups. E v e n mighty Texas suffered from a leg injury to quarter-miler Eddie Canada. The SWC mentors all got together at the relays dinner to hold their own private wake. Jack Patterson of Texas and Guy Shaw of TCU offered to exchange tips on baton passes. The Aggie coach sat there. Fans Shocked By Proposed Trade Ken Harrelson Picks Retirment Over Switch BOSTON (AP) - The baseball world awaited the final outcome today after the Boston Red Sox shocked their fans by trading popular idol Ken Harrelson, and The Hawk responded by shocking everyone by retiring from the game. Trade of the long-haired, mod-dressed outfielder--first baseman to the Cleveland Indians produced the biggest furore among New England sports fans in years. Many of them picketed Fenway Park Sunday, carrying signs a n d chanting "We want the Hawk" as the Red Sox defeated the Indians 9-4 in the windup of a weekend series. Meanwhile, all of the players involved in the deal were kept out of action at the request of eating his bar-b qued chicken, wishing he had Randy Matson back for another season. The Texas coaches, along with Arkansas' Tom Hardin. also went over the predicted figures for the upcoming Southwest Conference Championships in Waco. The consensus pick gives the big odds to Texas and Rice once again. BACK AT THE TRACK The man for the Chamber of Commerce came through. He had guaranteed better weather for the final day. Ryun had run a 4:01 in the mud to anchor the Kansas victory in the four-mile relay. Even the sun and blue skies wanted to make an appear- j ancc for his last home race. Not even flyun could hog the entire show. The field event men also had their day. Arkansas-native Karl Salb brought along his shot. Former Jayhawk and four-time Olympic gold medal winner Al Oerter also strolled in with his discus. Salb was supposed to tangle with Superman Randy Matson, but Randy had to cancel because of illness in the family. When the sandy-haired Salb peeled off his warmups and stepped into the ring, you couldn't help but wonder if he's gonna peel off the skin and eat the 16-pound lead ball or just throw it 63 feet. With a Kansas Relays watch in question. Salb decided to heave the projectile for a first place. He also got third in the discus. Oerter. the man to whom this year's relays are dedi cated, donned his red. white and blue Olympic suit. Like a | added, "fhe Boston Los Angeles machine, he whipped the flying plate 189 feet for a first place and H standing ovation. American League president Joe Cronin pending final disposition of the case. Harrelson, 27, whose flamboyant personality and attire coupled with his hitting exploits had captivated the whole city, said in announcing his retirement Sunday that it would cost him between $500.000 and $730.000 in lost business opportunities to leave Boston. "It was just not economically feasible," he told a news conference at the office of his attor ney. Bob Woolf. The trade, announced Saturday, sent Harrelson and left- handed pitchers Dick Ellsworth and Juan Pizarro to Cleveland for catcher Joe A7.cue and right-handed pitchers Sonny Sie- status of the deal, and of the other players. w;,s up in the air in the wake of Harrelson's announcement. Many were comparing this situation to the Donn Clendenon case in the National League earlier this year. Clendenon announced his "retirement" after being traded from Montreal to Houston, but the deal later was consumatcd with two other players replacing Clendenon, and he returned to play for the Expos. League runs hatted in leader, said his decision would have been the same had he been traded to any other club. "It's simply a business thing. MM* MttTTIVIUJ, TIMH, MM., Afrit 11. 1H» · 17 Fayelteville Held Entries Capture Prizes At Carnival RUSSELLVII.LE - Fayette- in the 880 relay and fifth again group of thinclads put on I have four children to take care | a fine show at the Arkansas J % of," he said as he addressed newmcn in one of his many Tech Relays here Saturday in competition with some of the mod outfits, complete with mul-j ' he fl.pnlnrcn slarltc a vpllnvlr Bob Cheyne brought in Fay etteville's first winning effort ti-colored slacks, a yellow sweater with "The Hawk" emblazoned on it. "It's very, very possible r with a 52-10 heave in the shot. "I don't know all the details nf I have played my last game of the Clendenon situation, but I do'baseball--at 27 years old," he not foresee Harrelson wearing a Red Sox uniform." Boston general manager Dick O'Connell said. bert and Vincente Romo. Thej "You might feel that emotion ally, but not ethically." he said when asked if the Red Sox- would want the Hawk back if Cleveland were willing to negate the whole deal. "There is Baylor, Chamberlain Combine To Send Lakers Against Celts LOS AGELES (AP) -- "We ( Beaty wound up with 30 points need Elgin Baylor against Bos ton." declared big Wilt Cham herlain and it appeared the Los Angeles Laker captain has snapped out of his slump at the opportune time. Baylor scored 29 points in the 104-96 victory over Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. That sends the Lakers against the Celtics of Boston on Wednesday night in the first meeting of the best- of-7 final ational Basketball Association playoff series. In addition to dropping 14 of his 18 field goal attempts and adding one free throw, Baylor grabbed 11 rebounds and con matching Baylor's twelve in the final stanza. Bill Bridges hit for 26 and Lou Hudson for 21 in the losing cause. Jerry West, who tired in the last quarter, contributed 21 for the Lakers. Chamberlain had 16 as did little Johnny Egan. Coach Bill van Breda Kolff of the Lakers commented "II told Elgin in the first part of the game that he was playing like a high school player. I told him to take his shots and make his move for the basket. If he misses the shot, he misses the said. "I h a l e to even think about it. I'm just getting into my prime at 27. I jjst real,., ciift believe it--the Hawk sitting here and announcing his retirement." Harrelson, signed by the Red S'x in 19f7 after his controversial release by Kansas Citv in a principle involved here. I would i dispute with mvnor Charles Fin imagine that the rules and eth-lloy. hit .15 homers and drove in ics would prevail." MOD rims in his first full season There was no immediate a n - ' w i t h Boston. nouncoment from the league or| commissioner's office. Gahe Paul, president and gen Sunday's Stars in the mile relay. Fayctteville holds its last home meet of the season here Tuesday and then travels to Fort Smith Friday for the Western Conference Track Meet. Area 1-B schools will have * junior high track meet tonight David Drake brought up the j at Harmon Field. The running rear as he g r a b b e d off events are slated to begin at 6:00 with the field events be- third for the Bulldogs, with a 48 5 mark. Al Zaccanti. Fayotteville's hope in the broad jump found the competition thick and heavy and managed fifth among some top competition, with a leap of McWhorter brought in ginning at 5:00. 201 Rick another first place as he cleared the bar at 13-fiU. Phil Verlee turned in a 900D performance as he cashed in for third place in the mile run, with a time of 4:33.3. In the high jump. Terry House - · · at fi-1 to " cral manager nf the Indian';, p.. q-np ASSOCIATED PRESS' c ' earet ' " lc '' ar said Sunday night in Baltimore.: 'PITCHING--Bill Burbach j anotncr f ' r s t nlace ' imsl1 for lllc "I still would like to see the j Yankees, blanked Detroit 2-0 mi rl "" J ~" ^ ...... trade consummated." Paul said 'five" hits' and'struck"^^! "six" for he could not answer the ques- mis first major league victory. lion of whether there was any ~ ------thought of working out another deal with the Red Sox. but added that Harrelson was "the key to equalize the deal." Harrelson, the 1968 American 'whipped Cleveland 9-4. Bulldogs. David Gearhart came very .-, ,,..,, .,,,,.,,,. ,,,,*,,,- ,,.,,,,,-. close to winning the 220-yard BATTING - Gerry Moses, d ash hut had to ^ ttle for secnnd Red Sox, clubbed his first 1DG9 in an exceptionally tough field homer--a second inning grand!with 22.8. slam--and doubled home anoth- The Dogs didn't fair to well or run in the eighth as Boston I in the relays as they finished .fourth in the 440 relay, fifth SPARE TIME INCOME National Nut and Candy Co. will appoint a distributor to collect money and rettock new type high quality coin operated dispensers in this »rca. No selling -- company establishes accounts. To qualify you must have 7 to 12 hours per week spare time, have car. he ahlc to furnish rrfer- cnccs. 11,017.50 to $3.143.75 rash requirement. For personal interview; write, include phone number: NATIONAL NUT CANDY CO. P. O. Box 38346 Dallas, Texas 75338 tributed 12 assists. shot." "There is no way you can: A happy Baylor explained. I stop the great ones forever,"!felt I just had to keep taking commented losing coach Richie Guerin of the performance. Baylor had averaged just 12.2 points in this season's playoff games and against San Francisco my shots and eventually they'd start dropping. The thing I tried to do was get my shots off quicker. The team has been encouraging me all during the and Atlanta. |playoff series. I'm glad were "This could be the key for]going to play the Celtics be- them to go all the way." Guerin cause it wouldn't seem like a KANSAS SWEEP It was truly a big afternoon for Kansas. They Jayhawks took seven individual and four relay firsts during the competition. Kansas state got most of the leftovers with Missouri getting into the act with Mel Gray, their fabulous sprinter. The Southwest Conference recorded one first place. The Rice mile-relay team earned a first with a 3:07. Arkansas also came up with a win, but it came from a Harding Bison, not a Razorback. Jim Crawford won the Glen Cunningham Mile with a 4:05.7. Ryun. however, didn't run the open mile, settling for duties as a team man. in^ The Standings I scries should he well balanced involved." ind will be tightly contested.' like LA's chances." With the first two games slat d in the Forum, home of the Lakers, Wednesday and Friday lights, Los Angeles has the lome court advantage. Even more important, says Tom Hawkins. "We have Chamber- ain this · ear." Los Ai.geles lost to Boston, n the playoffs a year ago in ix games, but the 7-foot-2 Wilt vasn't on that club. "There are so many things 16 has done for us. I'd hate o think about going into this' erics without him." Hawkins aid Atlanta trailed by 17 points vith 5:31 left in the third quar- cr Sunday and then came (in o actually move into an 87-86 ead at 7:30 of the final period, 'wo field goals by Baylor gainst a single free thrown by I Zelmo Beaty put the Lakers! back into the lead. ; At that point. Chamberlain blocked three straight Hawk ield goal attempts and thwart:d the hopes of a successful comeback. championship if Boston wasn't National League , East Division W. L. Pet. G.B. Chicago ... 11 J .84S -Pittsburgh . » 4 .667 2Vi Montreal ... 5 7 .417 5Vi New York .. 5 7 .417 5V5 St. Louis . . . . 4 8 .333 6V4 Phila'phia .. J 8 .273 7 West Division Atlanta . . . . 9 3 .750 -Los Angeles 8 3 .727 H San Fran. ... 6 5 .545 2 Cincinnati . . 4 5 .444 3'A San Diego .. 4 8 .333 5 Houston . 3 10 .231 Baltimore Boston .. Detroit .. New York Wash'n. . Cleveland American League East Division W. L. Pel.G.B 9 5 .643 '8 7 4 4 fi 6 5 f. 8 1 9 ,63fi .600 .545 .429 .100 West Division Chicago . . . . 6 4 Minnesota .. 6 4 Kansas City fi 5 Oakland .... B 5 Seattle 4 6 California . . 3 7 .600 -- .600 4 .545 .545 ' .400 2 .300 3 UNTIL MAY 1ST Every PIPE In Stock REDUCED 10% PLUS SOME EVEN GREATER REDUCTIONS Porkers Finish fn Tenth Spot HOUSTON. Tex. (AP) -Charles Brownfield of Arkansas finished in a tic for sixth Saturday in the All-American Intercollegiate G o l f Tournament with a six-ovcr-par total of 292. Brownfield. a sophomore, had rounds of 72-71-73-76. Steve Melnyk won the event with a 281 total. Arkansas' 1.230 total was good enough for 10th place in the team medal play division, won by the University of Houston with an 1.170 score. Your Wedding ^ TUXEDO Fashion Rent* 402 W. Dickson 142-5611 EXPLAIHS THE PLAH THAT FILLS JK GAPS LEFTBYMEDKARE If yew arc 65, Mcdknrc heips pay your hospital and doctor bills. Bui Medicare leaves gaps. Blue Cross-Bine Shield Mcdi-Pak fflte these gaps to make sure your bills can be paid. Write for F R E E INFORMATION about joining today. NO PHYSICAL EXAMINATION · NO WAITING PERIODS PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS WHt BE COVERED ENROLLMENT CLOSES APR"- 30 HURRY | MEM-PAK · ARKANSAS HUE CROSS * HUE SHKID, MC. 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