Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 15, 1972 · Page 10
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Northwist Arkansas TIMES, Tues., Aug. 15, 1972 In Southwest Conference Statistical Battles Remain Ragged · · . · . . . ,, . . · ^j, ^j DALLAS -- About the only thing tougher 'than winning an Individual'; .statistical championship '.', In Soulhwi'sl Conference Is keeping one^. ... ;' Throughi the -, last* ten years more than 60 iper cent of the individual ·titles, have, gone to underclassmen, And of .tho sophomores ;,«nd;ii juniors who claimed 52 of 94.crowns over the last decade, no Brewer than 16 have failed-to'repeat. Which is.bud news to the five young men; who'claimed seven individual titles last, year and who will be on hand when SWC schools open fall training. Kice and Texas AM open drills this week, the , remaining eight schools going between August 21 and 28. Seven returnees among ten Individual statistical champions may appear to be Commin' Through! Oakland running back Do n Hifihsmith (32) picks up five ,, yards in the third quarter be- fore being tackled by Baltimore's, defensive tackle Fred Miller (76) in exhibition play in Oakland Monday evening. The Raiders won 16-0. (AP Wirephoto) For Way fie Miles Injury Threatens Sight MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) -- i One of the Arkansas Razorbacks' fullback, "candidates, W.iyne Miles'of Magoolia, was almost eliminated-from, consideration when a freak wcidcrtt threatened his eyesight. The day was June 3. Miles £ and his boss, Ralph McElroy of sSmackover, h a d completed a iob for the Haliburton Co., and ,1 stopped off in the small town of .'.Polo, Mo., for a quick cup, of ·coffee before Miles left town to visit his roommate, Bill Gotto, ' in St. Louis. , "It was about 8:30 at night," Miles recalls, "and I went to r my pickup to leave. It wouldn't '_5tart, so I took the jumper ca- 1 bles from my boss' car to jump ·;the battery off. -"i "As I bent over the battery of · the truck and put the cables on, " l guess I got them on back- Awards, 'cause all'of a sudden, it sparked and exploded right ^my face." r ( Acid spurted from t h e t , plodmg battery, hitting Miles' eyes and the upper parts of his body. "I grabbed my face -- my eyes were on fire. They told me I stumbled into cars and store " windows, eyen out in front of cars, before people grabbed rme My first thoughts were that r I'd never be able to see again, i and if I couldn't see, I couldn't '"'play football." McElroy and others from the cafe pulled the staggering 6- fpot 3, 220-pound fullback into building and cleaned him up as best they could. Then a hiirriec trip mto Chillicothe, a nearby "small town. " "The doctor there washed out my eyes," Miles said, "i gave me a shot for pain. He told me he thought I'd be blinc and that I should see a specialist " MeElroy took over all arrangements for the blinded alfc lete and, after a few hurriec telephone calls, turned the ath Springdale Team Begins Trip SPRINGDALE -- The 15 E members of the city champion ·f Babe Ruth baseball team ; coached by Lee Zachary and f Bill McGinnis will leave Saturday for a three-day trip * to Six Flags Over Texas. ? The Kiwanis Club, sponsor ol £ the Babe Ruth League, and the i coaches are contributing to £ expenses of the jaunt. Team «j members are also paying pan i of the expenses with money ft earned working at the Chamber 5 of Commerce annual Gospel Sing. The boys will also attend -?a baseball game between the / D a l l a s Rangers a n d t h e £ Yankees. f- _. i Enjoys Easy Victory $ LITTLF, ROCK (AP) - Jay ? Stewart, lop-seeded in the boys *2i division, and the other secd- f,ed players enjoyed easy vic- f lories Monday In first-round £pl*jr of -the Arkansas State £ doted T«nni» Tournament ete over to an airline steward- ss on a plane to Houston, Tex., and some of the country's top eye specialists. "It's a funny feeling," Miles says, "to have to be led every- vh'ere. My eyes had been bandaged and all this time I kept hinking 1 was going to be )lind. I said a couple of rosaries. There was nothing I could do but hope for the best, o I just did a lot of praying. "The stewardesses took good care of me," he said. "We had o change planes in Dallas, and the, stewardess led me to the other side of the terminal and stayed with me until I was safely on my plane for Hous- m." A Halliburton official met Miles when the plane landed in Houston. It had now been about 22 hours .since acid had exploded in Miles face. He was rushed to Bay Shore Hospital in Pasadena, Tex., where specialists told him the acid had caused scars on h i s eyes and had worked its way to the rear of his eyes. Several days of special, treatment followed and when the bandages were removed four days later. Miles could see. "My vision was blurred," he said, "but at least I could distinguish objects . a n d colors. They told me that my vision would return completely, and it has. In fact, his vision is better than it had ben. Miles had worn contacts from the 10th grade until last year, when one was discarded after he developed 20-20 vision in that eye. He still wore a contact in the other eye, although he wasn't wearing it the night of the accident. Following his treatment, his vision in that eye has risen to a perfect 20-20 and he no longer needs contacts. "It was a miracle," Miles says. "I've got a lot to be thankful for." His parents, Mr. and Mrs Richard B. Miles, weren't aware of their son's close cal until about a week ago when, he came home for a visit before returning to Fayetleville for football practice. This was only his second visit home since Christmas. "f didn't want them to wor ry," Miles says. "If they had r.ted to death: I just had faith :hat I'd get well." Miles now hopes to fulfill his lifetime ambition of starting at fullback for the University of Arkansas. known, they'd have rushed Houston and would have to Women's Golf Tourney Date Draws Near SPRINGDALE -- Invitations to the annual Springdale Country Club Women's Golf Assoc iation invitational'.. tournameiU scheduled for Sept. 12 have been mailed to. 11 clubs in I he northwest Arkansas and Missouri area. . ' Registration time is to be at 8 a.m. with tee-off 'at 9:30 a.m. Trophies will be awarded in championship, first, second and third flights. Tournament co-chairmen are Mrs. Ar Price and Mrs - Jack Loyd. ' . Committees working on the tournament are Mrs. Ed Cellier, Mrs. Morris Turk and Mrs. Joe Canup, registration; Mrs. Ed Roark and Mrs. Ed Worming- lon, luncheon; Mrs. Charles Boyer, Mrs. Claud Smith, Mrs. Ed Warner, Mrs. Don Gibson a n d . Mrs. Bob Lukas, decorations. Mrs. Pete Camfield, Mrs. Leland Tolett, Mrs. Bill Endacott and Mrs. Lowry Walker, door prizes; Mrs. Gene Holt and Mrs. Bill Fine, trophies; Mrs. Roy J. Bowman, Mrs. Bob Spencer, Mrs. Garvin Martini, Mrs. Bill Walker and Mrs. Dupree Deaver, welcome; and Mrs. Gene'Holt, Mrs. Jack Holt, Mrs. David Howell ,and Mrs. John Keever, coffee and do nuts. Named As Famers LOS ANGELES (AP) -- 0 J Simpson and seven other former college football stars, as well a.s onetime pro standouts Ed Meador and Tobin Rote, were named to the'Helms Football Hall of Fame Monday. a 'record, but .It's .really. 1 just n shade above!the average for the last ton campaign,- '':·"!· .;.!. Last iseasonlVAHtansHs quarterback'; Joo -/Ferguson 11 won passing' and ' total : ; otfonsb honors, SMU tailback. Alvln Maxscm .won rushing .and Un- derh offense' (rushing, and pass: receiving yardage?, -Arkansas end MIke.Rcppond claimed the pass-receiving, crown, Arkansas back Louts Campbell was (the topi ; pass interceptor, and Rice specialist Mark -Williams won the punting title. . . . i · ' Only .two.," years earlier, however, . t h e ! ' S,WC '".returned champions in eight, of the' ten categories. Three.of them tailed to .rein's the championships they h'nd won i n 1369. · · ' : ' Then last year all (our holdover champions from 1970 lost out to new faces. Part of Ui9 massi abdication was duo to H -position switch . Involving SMU sop'Gary Hammond. Tlio SWC'sv.prcmlor pass receiver anditnndcm-offensc producer In 1970 as .n halfback, Hammond switched to quarterback In '71; Arkansas' David Hoguo saw Ills interception lend claimed, by teammate.Campbell, And Texas Tech's Doug McCutclien, tho sophomore sensation of 1970, finished runner-up in rushing to SMU'sr'; Alvin · Maxson, tho sophomore sensation of 1971. Both McCutclien and Maxson will. be back this fall, putting the SWC ·.in the unique position of,,.- boasting two returning rushing leaders. : ' Pass grabbing, both offensive and defensive, seems especially suited to underclassmen. Eight times in the last ten yenrs the interception leader has been a sopliomuro or junior anil seven imos.tho -receiving clinmp has won a · non-senior. Undorclnss- men have won six -rushing 'and Hinting championships, flvd each hi passing, total offense and scoring, four kickoft return nnd three punt return chiinv :ionships,- Toughest title to defend In tho icrlod has been tandem offense. The category has been kept only since 10GB and non-seniors .have ,vqn it three of the four times, rldwevcr, not a . one has managed to hold onto It --t Arkansas' Bill Burnett, the '60 winner, surrendered It to SMU's ·lammond In '70, who lost It o Maxson last year after switching to quarterback. And there are plenty of Indications that the '72 season will be equally tough on returning statistical champions. Four of pir\:\^C%^^rf Keepin' It Clean All-Star c a t c h e r Johnny Bench of the Cincinnati Beds' runs'onto the field at Atlanta Stadium Monday evening, broom In hand, posing during (lie Wives-Players Softball Game. (AP Wirephoto) ihe top aaven rushers of '71 return r- In'nddlllon lo M'nxson, pickle Morion \of Arkansas ranked' fourth, Mark- Qrepn of AftfJl was sixth nnd McCiilclien seventh. Ferguson wiis onslly the passing champ, but runner- up Bruce Gadd of Rico Is back ns la Tech's Jimmy Cnrmlchnel, who ranked seventh last year. The lop three receivers return -- Rcppoml, tenmmnle Jim Hodge nnd. Rice's Gary Butler -- among n total of six pass grabbers who ranked among 1971's top nine. The challengers to Maxson's liindem crown include '71 runner-up Rcpnond and fifth-ranked Dickey Morton of Arkansas. Four of the top five punters return, along with five of the lop seven pass interceptors. Now, about those freshmen and sophomores coming up. . . Raiders Break Wishbone And Down Baltimore J6-C OAKLAND (AP) -- The Baltimore Colts gave pro football its first taste of the Wishbone Offense,-all the rage on college gridirons, when nothing else seemed to , work against the Oakland. Raiders. '. · ' But the Raiders broke the Wishbone and won Monday night's N a t i o n a l Football Leagiie.preseason game 16-0. George, Blanda, who played college football '\yhen the Single Wing was still big on campus, ricked field goals of 24, .10 and 23 yards. He also added the ex- ;ra point after Kenny Stabler's i-yard touchdown pass to Fred Biletnikoff in the third period. "It looks like-George is kicking as good as ever. You could see that tonight," said Raiders Coach John Madden of the well- preserved star whose 45th birthday- is : on opening day of the NFL season. Jack Mild ten, who mastered the Wishbone as Oklahoma's quarterback, made it go 48 yards in the fourth quarter against Oakland. . · ' Mildren rushed for more than 1,000 : yards last year, but pitched out on every running play Monday night. He ' completed a 39-yard pass to former college teammate Willie Franklin but then gave up an interception which ended the drive and : the night's Wishbone experiment. * Baltimore's No. 1 quarterback, Johnny Unitas, passed for 126 yards.before leaving the game . at halftime. But three field goal attempts by Jim O'Brien in the first half failed. Stabler completed 8 of 12 tosses for 109 yards after relieving- starter :. Daryle Lamonica. 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