Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 24, 1969 · Page 8
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 24, 1969
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I · NM*WM» ArfeMM TIMES, Thim., April 24, 1H» . * « K A M t A t . Prodical White Sox Shoot Down Angels By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Chicago White Sox have opened their second front in the American League war. But the troops.. .where are the troops. The White Sox played then- first of 11 transplanted home games in Milwaukee County Stadium Wednesday night with Gary Peters scattering six hits and'Buddy Bradford rapping a three run homer in a 7-1 victory over California. Artistically brautiful. A crowd of 8,565 paid to w a t c h the game in 41 degree weather. Financially, not so beautiful. -In nine homc-away-from- nome games at Milwaukee last ieason the White Sox never drew less than 20.WO fans. The numbers inspired a return for 1969 and two new teams added two more games to the Milwau kee schedule. It inspired Fred Haney, vice president of the California Angels, to suggest that the only thing preventing the White Sox from making a permanent move out of Chicago was their lucrative radio-television package. That brought an angry retort from Arthur Allyn. owner of the Sox. who as much as told Hancy to mind California's business and not Chicago's. "1 wish they'd get off that kick that we're going to move anywhere." snapped Allyn. "I've said it before. We're not moving to Milwaukee today, next year or ever." Then, almost as if they were punishing the Angels for Ha noy's remarks, the White Sox whipped California before the 8,565 Milwaukee fans. Still, that was a mob compared to the 1.058 that watched the same two teams in Chicago the night be fore. Elsewhere in the American League Thursday. Baltimore edged Detroit 3 2 in 10 innings, Kansas City nipped Seattle 4 3. Minnesota topped Oakland 76 and Washington whacked Boston 9-3. New York's game at Cleveland was postponed by cold weather. The Angels pushed across a first inning run against Peters but nothing more. Chicago got that one back with some to spare in the fourth when Bradford's third home run of the year produced three runs. Hits by Sandy Alomar and Carlos May produced another run in the fifth and Chicago wrapped it up with there m o r e in the seventh, two of them scoring on a single by Luis Aparicio. Mark Belanger. whose two- run homer had tied the game for the Orioles earlier, won it for Baltimore with a lOth-inning single against Denny McLain. Rain Dampens Schedule Comeback Pitchers Combine For Twin Shutout Performances By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Larry Dicrker and Jerry Konsman have written off a couple (if embarrassing numbers and replaced them with zeros. Dicrker braked Houston's sev- rn same skid Wednesday night pie of embarrassing numbers with a two-hit 4-0 triumph over San DicRo while Koosman cut a pro-game 9.00 earned run aver- a"e down to size by hurling the New York Mets past Pittsburgh 2 II Don Button, who started the day with a 7.04 ERA. spotted Cincinnati three early runs, then stopped the Reds cold in pitching the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-3 victory in the only other National League action. The Atlanta-San Francisco, St Louis-Chicago and Philadelphia-Montreal games were rained out. The Astros, humiliated by Cincinnati 14-0 Tuesday night, ended their seven-game losing streak as Dierker, 2-2, held San Diego hitlcss after the third m- ning. The Houston right-hander gave up an infield single by Ed Spiezio in the second and a single by Roberto Pena in the third, then retired 14 Padres in order. Norm Miller doubled in the first inning and scored the only run Dierker needed on a single by Curt Blefary. A walk, singles by Miller and Joe Morgan and a balk by reliever Frank Reberger gave the Astros two more runs in the sixth. Another scored in the eighth on a bases- Hot Shooting Jerry West Guns Los Angeles Past Celtics In Opening Game Of NBA Series LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bos-,team the « ; foot-S superstar from ed£ Wes^commented. "'How ton's John Havlicek said it the only way it could be said: "Jerry West was fantastic and h-' really killed us." Not only did the veteran star rr the Los Angeles Lakers score 53 points against the defending National Basketball Association champion Celtics in their open ing playoff game Wednesday night but he had 10 assists. As it turned out. the Lakers needed all the West contributions to pull out a 120-118 decision and take a 1-0 lead in the best of seven title scries. Player-coach Bill Russell of West Virginia. "West was the difference, but with a two-point loss here in the opening game, I'm not going to change a thing," Russell said. , . "It wasn't the 53 points that beat us. it was the 10 assists." West's previous playoff high total was 52 points but not in a championship series. In eight previous seasons, the Lakers never have won the title, losing to Boston on five occasions. Jerry played like a man with a mission before the 17,554 fans, bitting shots from 25 feet out Plaver-coach Bill KUSSCH 01 mum K .^..,,to ..,,,.. - " · - - - . _ - the Celtics declared he didn't I and on several occasions driv- D an am- big changes for Friday,ing in under Russell and coming nights-second game, again at \ back with a reverse lay-up. the I akers' forum "I suppose it s one of the tne L-aKeis i o i u m . . ., | _ . _ . . , _ _ x - imcs r ve ever play- won't for Rodriguez Switches Weapons For Bryon Nelson Tournament ever, there have been games vhen I've scored a lot fewer points and still felt I helped he team more with assists and playing defense." Havlicek. with 37 points. paced the Celtics who led 58-56 at the half and 84-82 in a game which saw the lead change hands 21 times. The key came with less than two minutes to play when West lit two jumpers from the side for a three point lead at 113-110. Four times the Celtics cut the nargin to one, but never again went ahead. Elgin Baylor scored 24 for the Lakers while Sam Jones had 21 for the Celtics. In the rebound department, Russell collected 27 and Wilt Chamberlain 22 In their personal scoring duel. Russell got 16 points and Chamberlain 15. "I'm sure Wilt must have intimidated some of their shoot crs " commented Laker Coach Bil Van Breda Kolff of the 7 foot-2 Chamberlain, who's play ing his first season in Los An geles. DALLAS. Tex. ( A P ) - C h i Chi Rodriguez, the quick-witted lit tie Puerto Rican who has had the putting woes, set out in today's first round of the S100.000 B.M-on Nelson Golf Classic armed w i t h a new weapon. "It's my daughter's putter." Chi Chi quipped from the putting green. He was bent almost double, his head at waist level and clutched a club with a 24-inch shaft. Chi Chi. .1 140-pounder whn is far back in the money winning list this season at $9.879. hauler! mil the putter in practice rounds fnr the 72 hole test over the 7.086-yard par 70 Preston Trail Golf Club course. "Hey lonk at that, alter dropping so good. Now I think it's time Lo change back again." "You watch." said a bystander "He's going to roll in a douple of 35-footers and ever guy on the tour is going to be in "the club house sawing off handles." 20 footer. "Oh. 1 like this." he said and did a characteristic little dance stop. The olnh is a standard putter, except t h a t the shaft is only two foot long. To make hi? putt, he must bond fnr over, looking for all the world, like a man about lo pick up a t i n y object. "I've seen those before." said Byron Nelson, the Knifing Croat from another era and the man for w h o m this tournament is named. "A number nf guys have userl them holore. They're goorl fnr short pulls and for fast greens. They're tint so gond for long putts. Rul these greens are pretty fast.." Rorlriguo-/. probably the small osl man on t h r lour and one of the most colorful, said ho wont to the club-or rather wont back to it because of his putting difficulties. Bearded Boxers Sign Contract For June Bout HOUSTON. Tex. (AP) -- Joe Frazier is fast becoming boxing's No. 1 capitalist. The Philadelphia kid with the now-vou see it and now-you-don't left hook has been guaranteed $250.000 to defend his heavyweight title Juno 23rd in New- York City's Madison Square Garden against Jerry Quarry. Ho earned J500 a second or $48.000 for bis 96-sccond knockout of outclassed Dave Zyglewi in Houston Tuesday night. I have to work hard but it's all worth it," grinned the beard crl Frazier Wednesday as he played a fast game of cards witii a f i s t f u l l of bills while a w a i t i n g announcement of his fourth title dofenf.o. Harry Markson. president of Madison Square Garden Boxing Inc.. said the 24-year-old Frazier w i l l receive 35 per cent of the not gate receipts and 40 per cenl of the aneillaries. Markson capacity Houston would said :dr;iw in excess of $730.000. "I'm p u t t i n g so bad." l i e ! Q u a r r y gets 2S per cent of the moaned. "You know how bad I not receipts and aneillaries. I'm p u t t i n g : I'm putting as bad as everybody else- s n s they're p u t t i n g . That's how had. "I used a club l i k e this before I t u r n e d pro. And I was putting pretty good. Then I turned pro and another pro teach mo t h i s in had and teach me to chance. "So I change and I don't putt Wild Pitch Puts Hex On Travelers ALBUQUKRQUK. N . M . ( A P ) -- Ron Cey scored nn a wild pitch in the 10th inning Wednesday in Texas League baseball to'give the Albuquerque Dodgers a 10 II victory over the kansas Travelers. Ar Oy scored from third base with two outs in the lOlh alter Traveler Luis Melemlez lied tho game in the ninth inning with a grandslam home run. Relief pitcher Bob Chlupsa uncorked a wild throw and Coy ·cored easily to end the game. In other league a c t i o n Wednesday n i g h t , Amnrilln beat Memphis (i I, Dallas 1 ort Worth edged San Antonio 32 ind Shrcvcport blanked El P«M 40. Marksou said the fight will be ;eon n a t i o n a l l y on closed circuit elovisinn although it "ill be blacked out in New York. Quarry and Fra/icr both wore icards at Wednesday's signing. Tho 21 -year-old Quarry, who has a :il 2 4 record, and the unbeaten Fra/icr. whn is 23 0. play- f u l l y lugged at the beards. "Jline's better and redder." lamihed Quarry. Yancoy (Yank) Durham, Frazier's manager, said the money fnr the fight, was "too sweet" to t u r n down. "You've got tn go when you in cot that kind of green." he said. D u r h a m said hr eventually would like to sre Kra/icr meet .limmy Kllis. the World Boxing Association cham)i. Fra/ior is recogni/erl ns champion only in Nr«- York. Mnssaeliusplls, Illinois, Maine. Pennsylvania, and Texas and Argentina and Mexl- Koosman. a 19-gamc winner or the Mets as a rookie last year, scattered five hits on the vay to his first 1969 victory after two setbacks. The shutout owered the left-hander's ERA o 4.41. Cleon Jones stroked three hits, drove in one run and cored another while grabbing he NL batting lead with a .444 average. Jones' run-scoring single off Jim Bunning, after a double by Ken Boswell. sent the rtets ahead in the first inning, n the fourth, Jones doubled and scored on Ed Krancpool's single. Sutton. clipped for a two-run double by Tony Perez in the irst inning and a RBI single by 3ob Tolan in the second, settled down to finish with a six-hitter and his first victory in three decisions. The loss snapped a three-game wnning string for tho Reds. The Dodgers shot in front 4-3 with a four-run burst off Gary Nolan in the fourth and Ted Sizemore's two-run single in the eighth wrapped up their seventh victory in eight home games. ABA Units Near Last Round Of Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 'The Oakland Oaks and the Indiana Pacers each could wrap up their American Basketball Association division playoff titles Friday night, against New Orleans and Miami, respectively. While the Pacers overpowerec the Miami Floridians 119-105 Wednesday night, Oakland needed six free throws in the fi nal three minutes to tilt the see saw game against the New Orleans Buccaneers 113-107 for a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of-7 Western Division final. Indiana also holds a 3-0 lead over Miami in the Eastern Division final. Oakland's biggest margin was six points at the final buzzer after New Olroans had led most of the way. The Floridians, de scribed by Coach Jim Pollarc as "injured and tired," charged to within two points of Indiana at 74-72 in the third period in their most productive rally. Rookie Warren Armstrong pu 104-103 with 3:12 That scored Elbe Hcndricks, who had opened the 10th with a double ending a string of 21 consecutive batters retired by McLain. Mike Cuellar allowed five hits in the first three innings and first American League victory for the Orioles. Chuck Harrison rapped a two run pinch single in the bottom of the ninth that gave Kansas City its victory over Seattle. Jerry Adair. whose inside- the-park homer had given the Royals their first run in the seventh, started the winning rally \rith a one out single. Pinch hitter Bob Taylor doubled and then Harrison delivered the runs with his single. John Koseboro and Rod Carew tagged two-run homers lead- ng Minnesota past Oakland. :he Twins had two runs on Cat- ish Hunter's first two pitches vhen Ted Uhlaender, who had our hits, opened with a single an the first one and Carew fol- owed with his homer. Carew Iso drove in two other runs. Mike Epstein and Ken Mc- \lullen poled a pair of three-run lomers and Washington belted Boston in Ted Williams' first ap- icarance at Fenway Park as nanager of the Senators. Williams received a warm jvation from the crowd of 28,972 the Senators reacted just as varmly to Sonny Siebert, mak- ng his first start for the Red Sox since coming to Boston in he trade for Ken Harrelson. He asted just four innings, allow- ng five runs on seven hits. Olympic Leader Seeks Return Of Skiing Medals CHICAGO (AP) - President Avery Brundage of the International Olympic Committee, demanding return of all Alpine skiing medals because they were tainted with commercialism in the 19G8 Winter Games at ^^ ^ Grenoble, France, was caught | Oakland ahead _ _ _ in a ground swell Thursday. i to go and then sank six free Farl Walters president of the throws to ice the game for the . ,. , ,, Oaks and bring his point tally to U.S. Ski Association, implied in 2 _ Salt Lake City that the trail of Gary Bradds was high for the commercialism leads through-1 Oaks with 33. The Jones boys out the entire Olympic program. Jiminy and^ Steve, each had 2' "You could probably eliminate all Olympic competitors on one score or another by sticking strictly to the rules." said Wai tcrs. "The big difference between the skiers and other Olympic participants is that skiers make for the lines. Fred Lewis hit for 33 points for the Pacers with Mel Daniels and Roger Brown tallying 22 in the well-balanced Indiana at tack. Don Freeman, with 2; points, was the only Floridian to pass the 20 mark. The Pacers jumped off to a 21-8 lead midway through th a little less effort to conceal it first quarter and staved off on jof many Floridian rallies to cm than some of the others. the first period with a 372" "The truth of the matter is]lead. Red Sox Fans Welcome Ted Back To Park BOSTON (AP) -- Ted Wiliams returned to a tumultuous velcome at Fenway Park, but he Hall of Fame slugger who now manages the Washington Senators seemed the man least affected by it all. "It didn't really hit me that much." the great Boston Red Sox hitter of yesteryear said of lie pro-game applause he received Wednesday, climaxed by i standing ovation as he strode o the plate to exchange line-up cards with his opposite number. Dick Williams. "It was a fine reception, but I wasn't especially aware of the sjze of the crowd or anything--I really wasn't." Williams said. Everyone else--even the writers with whom Williams had often feuded during his playing years in Boston--seemed more moved than he was by the warmth of the ovation he received from the big weekday turnout of 28,972 fans. "You looked pleased." said one reporter who couldn't believe Williams' post-game nonchalance. "Did I tip my cap or anything?" the manager shot back. He didn't, though he did get out of character l o n g enough at the request of photographers. He also seemed in good spirits as he smiled and joked with the scores of newsmen. The last man to hit .400 greeted old acquaintances on the field and in the stands. Williams reminisced about the day in 1939 when he firsjt trotted out onto the field here as a gangling rookie destined for baseball immortality, and of the fab- Position For Foul Jerry West of (he Los Angeles Lakers finds himself "closely" pressed by Em Bryant ot the Boston Celtics during the first period of last night's playoff tilt. West pumped In 5J points in spite of Bryant's tactics. (AP Wire- photo) Canadians Try For Final Win Against Fiery Boston Bruins ulous career through 1960. "Some of my which continued fondest memories are here in this park," he came the big ovation said. Then that all athletes in all Olympic! sports are receiving financial! aid from one source or another, | even if its just from their firand | mother, in order to prepare t h e m s e l v e s from Olympic competition.. "There really isn't that much difference between government, subsidy and industry subsidy." Walters said he didn't think Brundage would be able to get the medals returned and that his attempt will "just create more problems." Brundage said be has asked the Federation International du Ski (FIS) to reclaim Alpine ski medals wo.i in Grenoble a year ago. "It is obvious that Alpine skiing has not been properly contrillcd .. . and it is doubtful if it should be on tho Olympic program," said the 81-year-old Chicago millionaire, IOC president since 1952. Brundago said tho future of the Olympic Winter Games will he considered by the IOC meeting in Warsaw, Poland. June fi- 10. Your Wedding TUXEDO Faihion Renlt 402 W. DIckMvn 442-MI1 SAVE UP TO $100 On That Next Set ef Tire* TEXACO TIRELAND Hllkwiy U R. National Hockey League Playoffs Wednesday's Result No game scheduled Today's Game East Division finals Montreal at Boston. Montreal leads best-of-7 series. 3 2 Friday's Game No game scheduled right before the game, followed by the part of the day which made him happiest of all--a 9-3 victory by his ball club. Williams also got in the last word to some of his old acquaintances. "Doesn't it feel strange coming in here as the enemy?" one writer asked. "The enemy?" Williams sakd. "I thought that's what 1 always was to you guys." Wednesday's Stars By TIIK ASSOCIATED PRF.S 'PITCHING--Larry Dicrker. Astros, pitched a two-hitter, retiring 14 consecutive batters over one stretch as Houston ended a seven-game losing streak by beating San Diego 4-0. BATTING--Mark Belanger, Orioles, tagged a two-run homer and drove in Baltimore's win ning run with a 10th innig sin file that heat Detroit 32. BOSTON (AP) -- Rogaticn Vachon. whose spectacular joaltending two nights ago put Montreal one-up on Boston in their Stanley Cup playoff series, is expected to be in the net again tonight as the Canadiens seek to wrap it up. The young netminder took over for Lome "Gump" Wor sley. who was nursing an injured finger, and proceeded to frustrate the Bruins all night in Montreal's 4-2 victory at the Forum Tuesday night. That gave the Canadiens a 3-2 edge in the best-of-7 East Division finals. Worsley still is not completely recovered, and Coach Claude Ruel is expected to go with Vachon again as the Canadiens seek to break the home ice mo nopoly which has featured the series. Meanwhile, Boston Coach Harry Sinden has indicated he'll wait until the l a s t minute before naming his. goaltender. Tf he sticks tn his originaly an nounced play-'til-you-lose policy, it will be Eddie Johnston, since Gerry Cheevers was in the nets in Montreal. A big question mark for the Bruins is the availability of Derek Sanderson, the fiery center who doubles as a penalty-killer and whose aggressive play can perk up the entire team. Sanderson suffered a charley horse in his thigh in a collision during Sunday's 3-2 Boston vie lory, and he sat out the Tuesday night game. Goldstrond Wins DALLAS .(AP) -- Joel Goldstrand won the first Little Bryon Nelson Golf Tourney Wednesday with a second round 69 for a 36 hole total of 143. Come to the UKOU FFA RODEO Friday and Saturday APRIL 25-26 8 P.M. NIGHTLY at the Rodeo Grounds - Lincoln, Ark. FIVE EVENTS · Barrel Racing · Bull Riding · Bulldogging · Calf Roping · Bareback Riding -- Admission -Adults $1.00 Children 50c Free Parking QUESTION WHY LOOK LIKE THIS? FOR THE ANSWER: AND TO LOOK LIKE THIS CALL 442-2402 Th« "Raierbark" Rater Shop en Dickien THE OLD LOOK Completely Youthtal t«o»k Man's Hairpiece Center During the past year, lumber prices have increased 100% while concrete and concrete masonry prices have increased only 10% in five years. Concrete grows stronger with age while lumber weakens. Concrete requires no painting ever, and lumber does. Compare, and then see. 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