Ish HaUy TImMS|Mrtt Miter * * Taking A Turn On New Turf Diamond Crew Loses Second On Texas Soil DALLAS -- Temiieratures in The newest school to select artificial turf for its football stadium is the Univer- lity of Pennsylvania. The in- ttallation. which will cover the entire grassed area of famed Franklin Field, will measure 101,500 square feet when completed. This will he the largest outdoor installation of a synthetic surface to date and the first for an Ivy League School. Franklin Field, which was built in 1895, is used for the home games of both the University of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Eagles. The utilization of synthetic turfs appear to be at high costs after a only casual glance. Over a period of years, however, a rubberized turf could easily pay for it- iclf. After installation, there is no need for watering, cutting or fertilization. The field markings can also be installed on a permanent basis, making it easier on ground crews and football fans during rainy days. The muddy fall afternoons could be eliminated. LOWER RISKS Another big selling point for the artificial turf is the elimination of knee injuries. Most injuries of this nature are caused when a player tries to cut sharply, but he catches his cleats in the ground, causing the torn cartilege. The turf would eliminate both factors which are attributed to the injuries. First. there would be no roots where the cleats could get caught. Most of all, the cleats, the long variety, would be eliminated. The innovation of the disk heel has cut down on the number of operations, but the rate is still high. Long football cleats should be outlawed as "a snare and a delusion" suggests Dr. Daniel F. Htnley, chief physician for the Olympic team. Hanley says that the two rear posts and the long, conical cleats must go. The use of stubby, soccer ityle cleats, should be used as a replacement. Most players, even some baseball outfielders, have picked the soccer shoes for use on the artificial surfaces. ARKANSAS REACTION Anything that would cut down on the number of injuries would be welcomed by the Arkansas football program. After the vast numhnr of knee operations which have severely curtailed t h e spring work, any proposals would be discussed. The athletic department still hasn't issued any formal statements for their choice as to what type of surface they want for Hazorback Stadium. They have made some moves in the opposite ArlwnMS flMIS, W*A, Apri 19, 1HÂ» FAYITT(VH.tÂ«. MtUMMAS Â· ft Lakers Picked For Title Russell, Chamberlain To Lead Teams Tonight direction, however. Many of the Razorbacks have donned the "safer" soccer shoes for trial during the spring drills. INJURY CLINIC The Arkansas Medical Society Committee on Physical Fitness and School Health has planned a program on the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries at Barnhill Fieldhouse on May 2. Participating in the discussions along with Arkansas coach Frank Broylcs. will be Dr. Kenneth Jones of Little Rock, Rr. Hoyt Kirkpatrick of Fort Smith, Dr. Tom Cok- cr and Dr. Carl Kendrick of Fayetteville and Arkansas trainer Jim Bone. The panel will cover almost every type of injury plus their prevention. CIVIC CONTRIBUTION Hats off to the City Board the Fayetteville School District and a private donor for coming up with the funds for a quartet of tennis courts to be constructed at Harmon Playfield. Besides adding courts to the city recreation program, it will also give the Fayetteville High School team a place to practice while in the domain of the school athletic facilities. The courts can also be used for the summer instruction program while leaving some vacant courts for other players. BASEBALL ANNOUNCEMENT There will be an organization meeting for a WOMEN'S SOFTBALL LEAGUE at t h e Fayetteville Boys Club, Monday, April 28. Any corpora- lion or business interested in forming a team or any individual interested in playing on a team should attend. THE NORTHWEST ARKANSAS MENS INDEPENDENT BASEBALL LEAGUE will hold a meeting next Monday night at 7:30 at the Pizza Hut. All persons interested in sponsoring a team should attend. CHRISTIAN ATHLETES The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will hold an area roundup Sunday at Arkansas Tech in Russellville. James Jeffrey, former Baylor University football star, will address the expected 500 FCA members, coaches and lay leaders. Accompanying Jeffrey will be Floyd Sagely, former Arkansas football player and ex-professional gridder. Also taking part will be Jerry Stovall, defensive halfback with the St. Louis Card inals. and Jon Brittcnum, former Arkansas quarterback who is now with the San Diego Chargers. Athletes from the University of Arkansas, Northside High School, Arkansas Tech and Russellville High School will also give testimonies. LOS ANGELES (AP)-Thanks to an investment of about $1.25 he 90's did nothing but temper | Â·Â»""Â«?Â· "* An B clcs Lakc " he Southern Methodist balsl f e c l thc , y , haver ", here Tuesday as they took a n i t h c P roblem of 'T A to W1 " a - - . . . .. * . . National Basketball Association title. Tonight the Lakers meet the defending champion Boston Celtics at the Forum in the opener of their bcst-of-seven final playoff series. Five times since they moved West, the Lakers have met the | Celtics and Bis Bill Russell. All five times the end result has found Boston in front. After the Celtics heat the Lakers in the finals last year, four games to two. Los Angeles owner Jack Kent Cookc acquired Wilt Chamberlain, the 7-foot-2 star from Philadelphia. 1-3 triumph over the Arkansas Sazorbacks. Porker hurler Butch Hopkins field the Ponies intact for three innings and had a one-run advantage going into the bottom of the fifth frame. David Hoylc supplied the lead for the Mustangs, however, iis he blasted a three-run homer. Arkansas pushed across all of its runs in the top of the fourth. Mike Pryor singled, and Bubba Stricklin reached on an error. Bill Dorothy singled to drive in Pryor. Mark Jones followed with a walk with loaded bases. H. A. Scott and pinch hitter David Marshall picked up the other two RBI's. The Razorbacks also had another opportunity to score in the eighth turday afternoon in a cloublc- bases. The Mustangs quieted that rally when they picked a runner off second base. Dorothy led the Hogs with three hits. Arkansas will host Kansas State College of Pittsburgh here Sa- turda yafternoon in a doubleheader. and Wi match, Sammy Brown of Arkansas j Brown and Brad Wilemon of Texas jt h e i r Tech shared medalist honors I Matthews of Arkansas defeated JBrownfield-Powcll one up. Tuesday with three-under par John Shcppardson of Tech "' 69's but Arkansas won the golf Eichler Draws Broyles Praise For Scrimmage - Quarterback John Eichler's passing game drew praise Tuesday from Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles after Broyles reviewed films of last Saturday's ;ame type scrimmage. Kichlcr, a senior-to-be, completed 28 of 34 pass attempts. "Eichler had one hcckuva passing day," Broyles said. 'He is not only throwing the ball accurately, but he is reading the defense well." And, the coach said, the defense is progressing ahead of schedule. "They've had their entire de Tensive scheme given to them and they're just polishing now," Broyles said. The Porkers worked out Tuesday for an hour and 45 minutes in preparation for the Red-White game at 2 p.m. Saturday at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. would be the answer to Russell. The big Dipper's salary reportedly stands at $250.000 per year on a five-season pact. With Wilt, the Lakers beat the Celtics four of six games during the regular season and are quoted 1-5 favorites to win .this final series. How does Wilt feel about meeting his longtime rival me wrong,' he again? "Don't get said. "I have all the respect in the world for Russell. But I do know his limitations and what to expect from him. "The guys I'm worried about are Bailey Howell, Sam Jones, and John Havlicek. They do most of the Celtic's scoring." Actually. Russell went for the basket much more than usual Chamberlain, the Lakers felt.'during the surge of the Celtics. from a regular season fourth place to playoff victories over Philadelphia and New York. Jerry West paced the Laker scoring during the playoff victories against San Francisco and Atlanta and last Sunday Elgin Baylor came into his own to score 29 points. Baylor joined the Lakers in 1958 and West in 1960 to become superstars yet neither has been on a cham pionship club. Red Auerbiick doesn't think they will this time either. The man who coached the Celtics until turning the rein: over to Russell and confining himself to the general man ager's job exclusively, com mented: "Me worry about the Lakers? I don't fear any toam. Thc got to beat us for the title We're the defending champs." SMITH'S 2-Woy w Â«. Communication vwr Porker Golfers Slip Past Raiders On Final Hole ilemon tied | edged Bill Powell of but David 1 2 and 1. White-Arnol Arkansa Arnold defcalct match between the two Southwest Conference schools 3'.i to Dorey Has Operation TORONTO (AP) -- Jim Dnr- ey, a defenseman with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League, underwent a successful eye operation for blurred vision Tuesday. He had been struck in the eye during a game in Pittsburgh last November. John and 2 and the t e a m of Matthews and Brown defeated Sheppardson-Wilemon one up. 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