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Rick B Jon Larry Starr In Honest Pleai As the dale lor the running 1 of the Kentucky Derby draws 3 near (his spring, the ntune jii heard most often is that of m Honest Pleasure, the fleet- ,m footed 3-year-old that has yet name lhat is heard somewhal w less often is lhat ot Jon L. I StMrr, the man responsible for pr Honest Pleasure's being. ar Jon Larry Starr, f o r m e t l y of he Fayelteville anil currently the lo owner of tbe Starr Thorough lo bred Farm in Hot Springs, st bought the dam ot Honest a Pleasure nt a sheriff's auction sc in Kentucky for $100. Al t h e lime. Starr \v ;i s (tic general m a n a g e r of Ihe Waldemar !i Farms in Florida and he made S the purchase of Tularia, Honest n" Pleasure s dam, for the late s Howard Sams. S As tbe ball-brother lo Foolish rr Pleasure, hist year's Kentucky P Derby \vinner, Honcsl Pleasure S ts tbe runaway favorite lo win b Hie Derby this year. u "The odds are infinilcsimal r on Foolish Pleasure, and Honcsl Pleasure being backlotock l winners of the Kentucky Derby, f- but il looks like it's going to h happen," Starr s'aid in a C telephone interview earlier this F week. E Stan 1 has been quoted by a c that the thoroughbred raising business is 25 per cent brains c and 75 per cent luck. fi NEED LUCK r "You might get by without I the brains," he says, "but v you're dead without luck. A lot. s of people spend $10 million and never get a winner."- · Although nobody m the ' business would argue with hi logic, Starr has exhibited morel! than just good tuck as a trainer and horse breeder. .Ion Starr was raised in N o r t h w e s t Arkansas. H i s mother aiid other relatives, including his brother Joe Fred Starr, a former Fayellevilie mayor, still live in Fayetteville. Now reconized statewide as an outstanding young community-member by Ihe Junior Chamber ol Commerce, Starr firsl fell in love with horses when he was a member of the U.S. Modern Pentathlon team in the 1960s. One of the events In (he 'pentathlon is the steeplechase. "I finished seventh in Ihe trials and the Pan Am games, Slarr recounted. "The first four made the Olympic learn." He didn'l make il lo the Olympics,, bill from that point on, Sl'.irr knew that working witii thoroughbreds was what he reallv wanted lo do with his life ' - SPORTS EDITOR T h e young Jon Slarr returned lo Fayellevilie and took a position as Sports Editor for Ihe TIMES. One of his · assignments was an interview with the lale Gene Goff. owner of a large thoroughbred ranch on the edge of FayeUcville. Before he. knew what had happened. Starr, was hired as tjie general manager of Golf's . 'UNO-acre farm. . ; ' A l t h o u g h claiming Itftil n e ' ' . . . A i ri n ' t really know anything about brood marcs," Starr's most impressive purchase for Goff was lhat of Abla- Jav for 53.500. The mare was mated lo Noholme II am produced Nodoiible, a top handicap horse thai went on lo earn $846,749 for Goff. S t a r r worked al Ihe Goff Farm lor two years, then' went into the construction business with a friend and bought a email farm near Fayetteville. However, Sfjrr soon four,' himself "working ' -TM """«·» day" with the construction business and as vice-mayor of the city, and was not very happy with Hie situation. One day, he responded lo .in ad in The Thoroughbred Record lhat solicited for. a general munager for a - farm in Florida. T c notice had been pliccd » Howard Sams of the Waktemai Farms. .... "1 was right in Ihc miadlf of a $458.000 Federal Ilousinf contract and was pourinf concrete one day when I go a call Irom Mr. Sams. Star rC "He d 'insi5lc(l thai I My dowi to Florida lo see the farm. H had been losing money in Ih [horoughbred business an w'.mtcd lo prove that he cool make il a moncy-makm venture. All he had Ihere a the time was What i P1CaS "mSAPPO.NT I NG Sams had bought Ihe yoiin ·tallion from. Mrs. H.C Phipp for a reporled $350,000. Whs A Pleasure won the Nation', Stallion and the Hopeful SlakL for Whcalloy Slablc as a 2-yca old in 1967, earning $128.138 i »even starts. However, as n year-old, Wl.ut A Pleasure wa disappointing, wining only iv. of 11 starts in 1968. About three months aft' Slarr arrived in Florida 1 hearted for the KeKenolanil sa lo purchase marcs for What Pleasure. His firsl notable bi «'js Ihe marc FooI-Me-Nol I $6 000. She later became tl dam of Foolish Pleasure. Slarr's (avorile story brood m n r c . purchasing. .0 which he apparently never lir of telling (understandably sc Is how he picked up the da ol Foolish Pleasure. , "Truth is. we never ( ipend big money for any of I mures," Starr related. ' when r got a call from Kr lucky lhal a s h e r i f f ' s sale w going tn be lielrt at T Campbell's farm, it sound kkc the place to be." "Mr. Sams antl 1 were arx ttie only ones there, along w in iiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiniBiiBiiniiiiiinHiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i * riggs j Prominent \ sure Story ? · r. Campbell, There might, i m or tuo t h e r e loo, hut oslly il was a b u n c j sE far 1 ers m oxcralts " 1 I'm u l u a j i , looking for ] ryains, ' he continued, bu 1 f is interested in just one maro e r e Tularm Slie had . oduced a minor sliikc vmne- d a minor stakes-placed rse. She had been bar -en For - ur years, but she wis a nice \ oking mare and h a d , been a j akes .winner .bcrseSE. You can j ways gamble a liUle on melhing like tbal. ' ' VERY LITTLE And gamble n lilUe - a very lie - is just what" SIM IT and ams did. They purchased the are Tor $400. Two years laler e foaled Honest Pleasure, nee Ihen, Tularia has had two ore colts sired by W h a t A leasure and , according lo ar, either of the two should 1 worth around $300,000 ilhaut having ever entered a ace. Howard Sams died in May of st year, but both of bis now- inoiis young thoroughbreds ad already been sold. John reer of Tennessee bought oolish Pleasure for §20,000 and ertram · R. Firestone pur- msed Honest Pleasure tor 15,000. ·· Since Mr.' Sams death, his iiampion stud What A Picas-ire as been syndicated! for a ecord SB million. The horse was ic number one sire for 1075 'EUT $2,033,021 earned by his ons and daughters. Honest Pleasure, mcanwhi c, o idified his favorite's role at ic Kentucky Derby bv winnin ; te Blue Grass Slakes at Ceeno and last Thursday. Last ear's 'Juvenile CI.Mtnpion, loncst Pleasure, is unbeaten Ills season. . . And l a s , far. as the Kentucky 3e.by is concerned, .Ion Starr ee s lhal the 3-year-old will emain unbeaten. TRIPLE CUOWN' "I don't think any horse can 'omc close to Honest Pleasure, le should win the Kentucky Derby Und the Triple Crown of · a c i n g this · ycar,"SEarr predicted. "The only horse that jl a nils' a .chance .against him s Bold Forbes, but I (hink his chances are slim," Bold Forbes and J Ho nest 'Measure are both descendants o Bold Ruler, the lop sire for it'arly a decade in the lOGO's. Sold Ruler was the sire ot What A Pleasure, Star also staled that he Eeii the world o[ Ihoroughbrer racing Es 'changing. "Racing horses is a rich man's game. In the past few cars il ttos become more o a business venture instead o s snort." he explained. Mn the past, the wealthy play-boy-types were Ihe ones who bought horses, but tiiat's less true every day." RELOCATED Starr relocated in Hot Springs three years ago and purchased an 80-acre · f a r m , .vhc're now stands the What 'A Pleasure stallion Decimator. Winner of the Great American Slakes, Decimator was p u r chased at Kccneland by Starr for SI, 500. "I identify myself as « horse rader: a lucky horse trader,' Starr once stated. Today, the Slarr Thoroughbred Farm is Ihe homo of" .40 brood marcs and 30 foals ". . .by some o. Ihe best sires in Ihc country.' A · 40-ac'rb farm near Fayctte villc accommodates another -16 mares. Ten of 'Starr's mares arc bred lo Goff Farm's Nodoublc the colt lhal resulted from Starr's purchase of Abla-Ju.\ several years earlier. Nodoublc went on to become Hie H'ar, dicap Horse of the Year twice. Starr now spends a good ( ca of time on the road inspcctin. prospective sales yearlings an is on the board of directors o the A r k a n s a s ' Thoroughbrc B r e e d e r s ' a n d Horsemen' Association, for which be serve as director of Sales. Houston Tops ; Mariners 3 : 1 j By The Associated Press 1 Shutouts are nice, of ctnirs r nil wins are better. L "I said lo myself before th * s art of the third period that we win Ehe game and I lose m a shutout, I'd take it," said Hou ! ton goalie Ron Grahame. I Sure enough, " Grahame o \ his shutout, but Ehe Acros he J on lo defeat Ihe San Die* r Mariners 3-1 and lake a 2 lead in their beslof-.sc\ World Hockey Association qua «. ter-final playoft series. ^ Grahame, who lashioncd fo shutouts in' last- season's pla offs lo lead Houston lo its se \, onri consecutive WHA cia pionship, did not yield a go I '.mill Andre Lacrolx scored w " 2:29 left in the game. 1 The victory was the Acre )r LSti. in a row in the WHA pla 1C ofts. a : , major league recor The National Hockey Lcagu )n Montreal Canadians have « |C 12 in a row twice in Slanl c , s Cup play. , '· Houston's .John Tonclli bro m a " scoreless deadlock wilh firsl playoff goal al,6:5i of » second period nnd Frn lc Hushes made il 2-0 laler in so prriod, T3;e '18-year-old Gor n- Howe got the clincher at 1:03 as ihe third period. 0. ihe New England Whal e.i edged (tie Indianapolis Racer 1 and inn Winnipeg . Mil crushed Ihfi Calgary Cowboy ilh 1. . i^Mia^^wiitiipg^^^^^^w-^^y^-^-^ .^....--.^r-^^p^^. i ullHiii. t ·» ^^B ..A.it^itni-ff*Mf4?rMmrmw S^JB^NS *A *L* ''·Si^^fy ^^k ^"^^^·BBSr ITC^^KK ^^1 rJKri */ ^*!wi_ pg ; ...jiiMr^Mg'*T\^B*» ..'.'!. .~ SSfello^ jaBlr^^l"^ . i f ' ^^fifPW. :f^ - ' Vte'i 1 · ' fln! : vi' ^^^^0f^^^^f^~, I The Man To Stop \ ti \rkansas quarterback Ron Hock. Calcagni rolled up 114 Ke» Good are t a c k l e ' Pan: in ^alcagni will leal the Red yards ot Intal oftcnsc in the Hampton (SG), Rtifi corner- B :eam as it tries lo avenge f i r s t , half l a si week, ack Brad Shoiip (10). Safe- c as -week's 38-30 loss In t h K iut w a s . - h e l d fo one ly Bruce Mitchell (25) goes \Vliite tonight at 7:30 in War · nel yanl iii the second ImK. or an ahMp. . , . . , I iMcmorlal Stadium at Llllle Pursuing him in (his photo by , ' ~ s Another I In Flyers- By The Associated 1'ress Jlaybe they'll play a little ibckcy, for a change. The last few times the Phil'a- iclphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten together, they've spent an a w f u l ot of. time punching each other ] u 1-- and ducking garbage brown by Ihe fans. Al laisl a few of the fans in he Spectrum in Philadelphia mve been' known to vent their spleens over what a visiting Vational Hockey League team s c oirig--or frying to do--to the Flyers. And if. recent history repeats tself Sunday night, when the -cats and Flyers meet in (ho seventh and deciding game ol heir Stanley Cup quarter-final layoff series, thcre'lle be :nough venting to air-coniJilion he place. . ' J n Sunday night's other quar- .er-final game, the Los Angeles Kings venture to Boston for a seventh-game showdown wiU the Bruins. The two other quarter-finals have already been decided. The Montreal Canadicns beat Chicago in four straight and the New York Islanders dowhec Reds Seek ' Bound By CINCINNATI ( A P ) -- Rebuffed by red tape, (he Cincinnati Reds plan to continue ef- for s "through proper channels" to free two Taiwan base- tAill ' prospects from military duty so they might become the first Chinese players to play professionally in the U.S. · "We haven't given up," saui Sheldon 'Bender, director ol player personnel for the Reds. Reds President Boh -Hows am traveled more lhan 16,000 miles a year ago to personally sigi the two Taiwan prospects rilchcr Eng-Jey K-.io and catch cr Lai-Hua Lcc. Tlie two teenagers helped Tniwa win fo.ur consecutivr world LiUle League titles in the U.S. Taiwan's dominance trig gcrod a furor lhat led to a bar of foreign learns, which wa recently lif'.nd. Bonder said the Reds hav 5 been unable to release Kao anc 5 Lee from a Ihrcc-ycar military committment. - Ttie two applied [or exit per mils l as l year, but were den c ihcm due lo the mandatory mi' i ary hitch. , ^^ ^5^^" e ' f * y S- ' ', - o . ' ^ v'^IS^ i on ' J ""*»-«-*l^,^, kc · ' "" S his he lie 5 You Shoulda ors f ^ Dill Conk nt Fayrllcvlllc shnv » 6- off his 2S'.i iinuiu! s ri l which he caugtll al lx 5raw/ Poss Leafs Find ulfalo in si\ games. The scrni- a nal matchups, based on regu- j ar-st'.ison points, depend on h 'ho wins Sunday night. j l On Thursday tirght i n , Maple !u oaf Gardens, the usually mild- nanncrcd fans took umbrage O t what was going on during!] ic game, won 8-5 by Toronto ]( n Ehe strength of Darryl Sit- t er's recoi'd-lving five gwils. LONG GAME It took 3 '^ hours to' play the c onlcst, with referee Wally ; larris doling out a record 185 i ninutcs in penalties, X 2 o f ttiem a F ly ers 1 tough , g uy Dave chu!lz. ' "The fans in bolh rinks are ust plain damned nasty and hcy'vc taken the game wway rom the teams and players," Philadelphia Coach F'red Shero s a i d 1 afterward. "Of course, hey don't give us any trouble n the Spectrum, but I know they make the Leafs very uneasy there. We're supposed to be ptaying a hockey series and the fans are having just loo much influence on it. "At the Gardens, they're vicious, mean and foulmouthed, both behind our bench and the 'penalty box towards our players," Shcro Fwo Taiwam Military Co "We have a contact working on their release," said Bender, who is concerned InUl a three- year delay would seriously hurt, he chances of Kao. and Lee to rise rapidly in the Reds minor digue farm svstem. DEBUT RESKT Bender said the Reds ha( 10]] cd lo have the two players at spring training a year ago When delays developed, (heir debut was rc^et for this past raining camp. "Now we are hoping for .next year," ''.said Bender. ; The two were tlic first Chi ncse to sign a compact with a LJ.S. major league club. How sain signed K',io-and Let; nflei iiis lop scout Joe Bowen accom panicd the Reds' president tr Taiwan. Bowen signed base-stealing great Maury Wills lo a pro con tract 2fi years ago. The Reds had planned to 'as sign the battery mates lo spcn' this summer with the clubs rookie Ica-gue ctu.a En Billings Mont. K ao, 20, is considered th best prospect of tha two. He ' HfJ ibte " / [ ' 1 dded. "They throw a lot of unk .at^us.'.too, ;and Irmt puls 1 ' ressiire ' oti bur players. ] r bcy'rc only h u m a n , you k i i o w . i ^ [id can only, t a k e so ; much." i But Coach Red Kelly oE t h e , laplc Leafs f replied: /llov. c luch of that stuEt (fighting) id our guys start? They start- d it. We were there and ditin'l nek "away." 'The Kings were less, than half period away from elimination il Boston's hands Thursday light in Los Arrgcles, 1 trailing 3. Then Mike Corrigan brought lit'm back lo life, :,scoving wilh :10 to go and agMin wilh 2; 12 cmaining in regulation play lo end il into overtime. .And :at 8:25 of sudden-death,' Bu cti Soring, slammed a ;HHool shot jasl Bruins goalie Gerry Chee- vcrs to win it 4-3. _ ' ' "We : feel real good about gong to Boston," s l aid Goring. "It's now a one-game thing and anything caii happen. We'll be going all out." So will the Bruins. "We worked all year to get Ihis lome-ice" advantage in tlie playoffs," said Coach Don. Cherry. 'We losl once vit home in piir ast 30 games, f think "we'll 'be ready [or them." ese Players mmitments a fi-fooL-1 leflhanded pitche who had a starring rote in'THL wan's stunning sweep in 1574 Taiuun won all four of il games -by shutouts with Kao appearing in all four games. II went the full seven innings fo victories in two,'- was" the w n ning pitcher in ttie third · ant witched the final two innings i relief in the lille game. Lee is .19 qnd described a very quick behind Ihe plate. Bender said Hows-Am ha hopes that the unprcccdentec siblings would open inroads Fo future talent flow from Taiwa Twelve years ago,: the Sa Francisco Giants signed Japanese pitcher named 'M^sa nori M u r a k a m i . He playc briefly with the-. Giants, com piling a 1.80 earned run ave r age insight appearances, itiDi - returned to Jaffcan. B r a n d e n b u r g Chosen ' IMISSOULA, Mont. - Jin , Brandenburg, a six-year ass s a n t - coach - a t the Universit 2 of 'Montana, w a s namet Ih l school's head coach. IB^HIpBi^^E^H Seen The One That Got Awa "s Brirlso Marina Monday aflcr- (Tf.MBSpholo liy I.es ie Si rr nofm on a reil fin surface lure, (on) si Northweil A r k a n s a s TIMtS, Sat., April U, 1974'r* 9 FArfcTTKVILI.K, A R K A N S A S . , . . . ~ ~ ' | Celtics ' To Leac WSTON (AP) -- Wi!h -Tnhn \ e v icek sidelined for a playoff sho me for only the fourth lime Bos M years, the Boston Celtics sale !« on two players at var- gre g stages of th^ir careers lo it k up the slack. you And that's exactly what vet- thr ans Don Nelson and Steve l |m iberskj did Friclav nighl as a\es 101-UG for a 2-0 lead in [id cir b/jsl-of- seven National "H isketball Association playoff, th' N'elson, retiring after M g3 ars as an NBA player and rca ping to become an official, orcd 22 points, including 12 in hoi first period and four cru- qu al free throws In the closing ge conds. KL Kuberski, picked up by his n c d Boston tfiam after being re- fa ased by BulEalo last .Movem- co ?r, contributed !2 points, hit- m ig Boston's first - f o u r baskets so 'the '" fourth period as the raves .threatened to lake the \\\\ ad. w "Evervbodv who played in to avlicck's spot went out .ot sa ihl-- Nelson, Kuberski and "b nnn3iiii!iii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiaii[iiiitiiii!fiii!iiiiiii!itf League Leaders )y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS N A T I O N A L LEAGUE BATTING 20 at bats -- Mil- £ cr, NY, .472- Hose. Cin, .MB; K ohnslone. Phi, .452; Grole, r \'Y,".425: Matthews. SF, A». ?. HUNS-- Rose. Cin, 14;. Mon- * ay. Chi, 12; ,1. Morales. Chi. , 2; Griffev, Cin,' 12; Cabell, " H n . ' I Z . , ItUNS BATTED IN^King- u nan, NY. 15; Schmidl, flii. 15; Griffey , Cin. 15; Cedeno, Htn, 5; Winfield, SD, 13. HITS-Cabell, Hln, 23; Rose, Jin; 22; Mondav, Chi. 20; .Milan; NY. 18; Cctlcno. Htri. 13. DOUBLES-- Milla'n, ' NY, 5; ueronimo, Cin, D; Griffev. Cin, 5; T.Percz, Cin, 5; Cedeno, Hln. 5. TRIPLES Geronimo, Cin. 3; ohns one. Phi, 2; Cahell, ]Itn. R.Metzger. Htn, 2; 29 Tied ilh ] ' HOME RIJNS-Schmkll, 'hi, ;, Kingman, i\Y, -7; Ccdeno, n, 5; Matthews, SF. 5; ^loii- ay. Chi. 4; J.MoralesVChi, 4. STOLEN BASES-- Morgan, ;in, B; Cedeno.' Hln, 7; Griffey, Cin, 5; -J.Mang'ja!, Mon, -'4; .While. Mon, 4; Kingman, NY, ; Cabell, Hln, 4; Buckner. LA, PITCHING (2 Decisions)- l.Jones.'j SD, 4-0. . 1.000. 1.35 luthven.-. All, 3-0, ,1.000, 1.00 Norman. Cin, 3-0, 1.000. 1.69 Mallack, NY. 2-0. ' 1.000. 2.S7 P.Niekro, All, 2-0. 1.000. 4.22 Jar oiv. Bin. -2-0, '1.000 3 72 Pvau, LA. 2-0, 1.000, 2.00 Monte- [usco, SF, 3-1, .750. 2. CO. STRIKEOUTS -- Scaver. NY, 21; R.Jones. SO, 20; P.Niekro, All. IB; Monlefnsco, SF, IE JiRichard, Hln, 17. AMERICAN LEAGJJE BATTING (20 at bats)-- Pi- niclln. NY, .483; Horton. Del, .429; Lynn. Bsn, AM; B Be 1 C e , .414; Ilarrah, Tex, .378. :RUNS-- Yaslrzemski, Bsn, I; Fisk, Bsn, 10; ivorlh, Oak, 10; D.F,vaiis, Bsn. 9; Munson, NY, 9; R.-Whitc. NY. 9; Carew, Min 9 . · - ; . . · · - . · · · · · · · RUNS BATTED IN- Horton. Del. 13; Chambliss, : NY. 2; Rudi, Oak, 12;; Melton, Cal,.l J.Spenccr, Chi, 10. HITS-Chalk. Cal, 16; Uorlo Del, 15; Fisk. Bsn, 14; Lvn Bsn, 14; Charabliss, NY, 14; P niclla.'NY. '14; Bochte, Cal, 1 North, Oak, K DOUBI.ES-C'arc«'. : Min, . Garner. Oak. G; D.Evans. Bs 5; L.Sfanlbn. Cal, 5: liiidi. Oa 5. · · TRIPLES-- Hicc, Bsn. 2; P nlclla. NY. 2; 21 Tied Wilh 1. HOME RUNS-Horlon. IM 4; Fisk. Bsn, 3; 14 Tied Wilh'2. ,, S T O L E N BASES-Carcw . Min. B; North. Oak. 6; Rivers ,, NY. 5; C.Washingtn, Oak, 5 i Doyle, nsn, 4: Ilcmy. Cal, - Palck, KC. 1; Wohlford, KC. 4. 'ianl. Bsn. 3-0. 1. 000, .8 D. Roberts, Dct. 2-0, 1.000. .n Fitzmorris, KC. 2-0. 1.000. 3.3 Palmer. Bal, 3-1. .750. 2.« Sla Ion, Mil. 31. .750. 1.67 Ryan Cal 2-1. .667. 1.03 G.Perry, Tex 2 1 .667. · · 3.08 Wood. Chi, 2500. 2.48. STRIKBOUTS'-- R y a n. Cal a. Blue, Oak. 18; Tanarw. Cal 17, .Hunter. NY. 16; Blylcvcn Mm. 16. Stcphenson Leads B I R M I N G H A M , Ala. -- Ja Stcphcnson shol a lonrnamci record scvcn-unrfcr-par 65 I hold a one shot advantage ovc Kathy M a r t i n alter the fir , lound of Ehe Ladies 3 rofp " sional Golf Associatitm's Bi " iTiingliam Classic. . · Swain's Mobile Home Service · · Anchors in Stock pro.' tect f r o m wrnd dom- 1 age. , · Complete Air lostallo- ; fiony we service : wha v - we jelM · Factory Underpinning compare our prieesl Aulhorlzcr! InlcrUierm . S21-5202 '' Hwy. S2Easl, Lincoln fop Braves 1 NBA Series n Glenn McDonald in the( Kuberski nlayed about : as - cood t lime he was in Ihcrc." as 've ever seen htm play." on Coach Tom Heinsohri \ \ i l h Havlicck still listed as . "Nelson git us off to * doubtful for the third Siinvi of it s art. Then Kub/irki did the Kas'tcrn Division semifinal n the fourth quarter when Sunday in Buffalo, the ; Celtics gotta have somebody a\ wiiiR the ball in al that e." re I bit on a couple of quick Jo s and lhat got mv con- ha nee going," Nelson said, b/, s n ce to come through like Jo at any limp, but these p nes mean a lot more so it's th 1 sweet." GREAT Q U A R T E R - ' M Nellie had a great first w uter and I was fortunate lo in In and pick up the slack," sa )erski said. 1 "It's kind of n e to plav well against But- K o after' lh,iy didn'l think I h jld'play with llicm. They put p out in the cold with the sea- in i \\ell under way." 'They've got five starters c o can really score, and even S t h o u t: Havlicck they're s £h." Buffalo's Bob McAdoo f d after scoring 40. points, g le son fit In very nicely an p Rose, BoitS In Drake Re DES MOINES. lo\va (AP) -- ngUsrmitin Nick Kose and pnvan Mike Boil, each' set cords in the Drake Relays pening here, while former r i g h a m Young collegian alph Mann only wanted to set E record straight. Mann is a super-smooth hur- cr. a former .world recor older and Olympic silver med- ist. He has that comfortable nd of confidence that winners udc. . Then he impishly shakes the mage, saying. "You've got to mentally deficient to be a urdlpr." .'·. ' '\ Still perspiring: ' M a n n was eased. He'd just turned back challenge by Kansas fobtbal uarlcrhack Nolan Cromwell, r as their first mectin" and ame during the special 400 n- rrhediale hurdles in Drake Travs Split Doubleheader LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- T,afa etle's Tony Gonzales blanbec \rkansas on three hits Friday ight to give the Drillers. a 1-0 ctory and a split in a Te\«s Basoall League doubleheader. Arkansas won the' first game, -2. Gonzales. 1-J, survived a. seventh inning r a l l y . A twp : out nglc by Mike Ramsey and a ouble by Joe Edclin put tho icing and winning r u n s on base or the Travelers, but Gonzalez clired pinehhiller Sergio Rob es on a fly ball to end the game. The Drillers scored , an unearned run in the lour Eh 'in ning. Reggie "Walton, singled and with two out -Edelin .mis payed a ground ball al towing .Vallon 'to score tho game' only ruri. ·· .' , Randy Wiles, 0-!, took ; t h oss, despite yielding ju^t tw( hits. ' . . ; The Travelers won the opene when they sent 1! men to th plate in the bottom of the si\t inning, scoring six limes I n . l h e ; big inning; Paul Hus band led off with a double an two outs laler Edclin's *doub) chaserl Husband home. Afler a intent tonal '"walk, pitcher 'Angf Torres singled' lo c e n t e r t score Edclin. Base hits vby Ernie Rosseai Dave Bialis and Husband dro\ in the other runs. Torres, 1-0, was the winnin pitcher. Julio Division, 1-2, loo the loss. Texas League Ililll ] i!!lll!iEll1l||tilIll[i;i!l!iiPi!iil]!ini!l!LII 1 illll fill 111' HII 1 Bj Ihf A««fa((il Trfi* W I Pel TAIL Arkun's-, fi -i . .51) Jaciisoii ( * ' .500 UlAjel'c 5 t S h r e v f p n r l " t 5 Ml SAH Anlonlo 3 1 .T,W Midland 3 2 ,*» Kl PMMI t 'i .111 Am^rilto · 1 6 -400 A m a r i l l n 2. Mid! a ml L Sun Anlonid 1. Kl PAJO 1 Jai-l.wn 9. Sfirev*[wrt G Siluriifij'* Gamt; ^ Eilt'piiivIa'sMV Anlmlft " Shrcvcport .il Jacfcj-on r Due to Ids Fayetteville SEASOh will be SUNDAY 2 Gates open at sportsmen and Adults: $2.50 Undc old talking about any swc'qp. "This was certainly- .a 1 -great let to win this one without in." Heinsohn said:1 ' If we ;n in serious trouble. Without hn Havlicek everyone had lo ay a super ball game lo beat ; em-- and that was at. home/' 'We're going back lo.Buffaio d concentrate on the things ; 2 do best -- running, rehou'nd- ;. mainly running," McAdoo : id. "\Ve have not hceh : run- ; ng well in ; the lir.flT' two mcs. We're also ffiih'g. to we .lo improve our defensive ay if we're going to ger^back the scries." ;~, ·; The NBA Wpsl , semifin^'s n inue tonight with Golden ate m e e t i n g - Detroit in · a :rics lied at one garnet JpEece. ·· long .wilh. the BosforUBQffalo ames. 'We're also going to : lay Seattle. · . i et Records lays Races itadturh Friday. ·- ; " ' Mann, 26, ranked No. : 2 : in'his I pec ally by Track '"" Field i ·tews, and the youn'geVCrom- vell matched . strides V6'ntil, tha ast hurdle .when Mann." pulled ' iliead to finish in 50.03.'fe£c6nds.' ronnvell was at 50.11: j "v ; ,r NEEDS WORKfJt-- ·* "Nolan needs lots oCworfc' on i "'' is hurdle form/' M arm ..grin- ': ed. "Just like me- five ,yean go. - · % , , ; v* -; "But when T heard he was a ,i ootball plaver-- he won't' ; be round long. He 'takes' things !·',' oo .vrious3y. He fiavc'frie some ' : ooks, like a quarterback 1 giving : hose defensive line stares." , . Mo re seriou sly , \ h »^ ^ added i '·' 'No an is one of the best young \ iurdlers I've sejsn.!' '~' t - , : The race was wiihouiE "current world record; bolder Jim 1 Bolding, a teammate of Mann's in .he Pacific Coast Club. Holding, 'ormer Oklahoma: State 1 . 1 , star, holds ihW world market 48.1 but withdrew here. becausp of a death in his family. Heavy showers fell dufirijj th« morning and the 14 7 5 specta tors had the added worry of a tornado warning. Seats in tha 18,000 capacity siadiunvfor Saturday's conclusion were sold out more than two w^eks ago. D R \ W S R F C O R D The 67lh Drake cfassio attracted a record 4,570 entries. 1? Rose, running .for "Western Kentucky, set a stadiuft) mark w i e n he cruised to a 75-yard victory in (he 5,000 - meter- invitational. Rose-, A named the Most Valuable Performer here last vear nas clocfied in 1340*33 breaking the Ifi year old record of 14.35.7 set by Leonard ^Edelen of MirifTeSota. Boit. n stud/Jilt 1 - at Eastern i New' Mexico and a bron^e.'mert- aiist in the 1972 Olympics, is rated No. 2 at 800 meters. He was pitted against No. t Rick Wohthuter of the-'Chicago Track Club and No r . 4 Mark En- yearl of UlahrState. BbiL^rush- c'd to Ehe lead; saving'*- Iifl " idn't want to lake Ihe' chanca of Ihe" race being too slow-.' 1 ; He } r finished in 1:46.1; three-lentha z of a'- second better than tb:' 1972 i record bv South Africa's Tame Van Zijl.' " -s J 1 Rec-Check ° SIMM CUSSES Youth Center Boys Club e swim -lessons will . bcgin.\a|ain on Monday, April' 26, -·A'dvancc a registration for all le\els of £ cHsscs mnv be made by calling the Youth Center. DAY CAMP HI Registrations may be" m'.irlft for Summer Day Camp^ Camp sessions ·, are for two-week periods, from 8:30'a.m_.lhrougii ' 4 30 p m dail Parilciprint meet at the Youth Center anil ·R are taken to Lake Pjycituvilla Park tor activities. ^ BOS \ N D GIRI-S T R \ C K T r a c k team meets v on - Tucsda \\ctlncsci i i i f »·» Thursday at 5 p m The team , h has had meets in \ an -Burcn and Ft. Smith. The coach il Bill Conrow ADULT VOLLKYBAL1. Any one interested in 'learning power volleyball may conic, lo the Youth Center on Th.ur.sdayj at 7 p.m. it week's rain '. Speed way y s 4 OPENER :.'·; tomorrow -- - '· , APRIL 25ffi p.m. ;-V; noon. Late model many stock classes Children, 6-12: $1 r 6 Free

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