The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1968 · Page 5
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Blythevflto (Ark.) Courier Newt - Tuesday, January «, 1MJ I/CM Is Second Cougars At Top Of Poll By BEN OLAN | nacious Cougars. The teams the Houston Cougars, kings of j p 1 a y Saturday on Houston's the hill for the first time this season after their stunning 71-69 court. The Cougars, who ended victory over UCLA, are not like-1 UCLA's unbeaten string at 47 ly to be knocked off their lofty j games last Saturday night took position—not for a while, any- j over first-place from the Bruins way. in the weekly Associated Press It would take a small miracle poll. The margin was decisive in for it to happen this week be- ! the voting by a national panel of cause the Cougars, how 17-0, 35 sports writer and broadcast- take on a small-college team,' Lamar Tech, in their only start this week. Lamar Tech is 4-11, a record not calculated to frighten the te- .COLLEGE B£ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ers. Houston collected 32 votes for the leading position and three for second place while UCLA had only three for the No. 1 spot and 32 for second. On points, the Cougars led 347 to 318. The Bruins had topped the 7 4 poll each week since the start of the 1967-68 campaign. East North Carolina held third Boston U. 112, Trinity, Conn., pjace jn the latest pol , with m points followed by New Mexico, 204 and St. Bonaventure, 174. games with Florida. Kentucky, jeattn by Auburn, fell from eighth to ninth while Utah, which lost to New Mexico and Wyoming, dropped from fifth to JOth. UCLA has two games on tap this week—against Holy Cross Friday night and:Boston College Saturday night, both in Madison Square Garden. North Carolina plays Georgia Tech Saturday. New Mexico is not scheduled. St. Bonaventure faces Detroit Tuesday night and St. Francis, Pa. Thursday night. The Top Ten through, games of Jan. 20 with first-place votes in parentheses and total points. - South Cincinnati 75, Memphis St. 68, OT Miss St. 72, Alabama 69 Florida 90,.Georgia 63 -Tennessee 87, Kentucky 59 No. Carolina St. 69, Jacksonville, U. 52 Tenn. A&I 94, Pan Amer. 91 Michigan 99, Ball State 75 Ohio State 66, Ga. Tech 55 Chicago, Loyola 105, Windsor "•• Southwest lex. So. 109, Prairie View 102 : Far West Hawaii 85, Nevada 72 Points were awarded on a basis of 10 for a first-place vote, 9 for scond, 8 for third, etc, Rounding out the Top Ten in order were Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Columbia, Kentucky and Utah. New Mexico, St. Bonaventure', Vanderbilt and Columbia registered the biggest gains, each advancing two places.? New Mexico and St. Bonaventure are unbeaten in 16 and 1J games, respectively. Tennessee slipped"'tvto rungs to sixth after splitting two. LITTLE ROCK, Jan. 23-At the end of 1967 the Arkansas G&me and Fish Commission's game protection fund showed a balance of $3,001,000. On the surface it may appear that this amount of cash reserves would ^.enable the Commission to spend " the money to improve the state's game and fish resources. However, $2,350,884 of that balance has already been obligated by the Commission. Not reflected in the $3 million Is the obligation of $696,500 to build five new multiple purpose —fishing and recreational — lakes over the state. This includes proposed lakes near Smackover ($175,000), Weiner ($12,500), Searcy ($30,000), Lincoln ($98.000), and Waldron ($235,000). Nearly $332,000 had' been set aside for participation with the Soil Conservation Service in the construction of Badd Kidd Lake near Lincoln and Jones Creek Lake near Waldron, but the two projects were delayed 'Until SCS funds' were available. •Other obligated funds include $57,500 for the construction of the'Lake Greeson nursery pond; $45,000 for construction of pub-, lit access areas on Little Red, Arkansas, White,' Spring, and Ljttle rivers; $105,500 allotted for improving five fishing lakes managed by the Commission; $29,000 for upgrading facilities at the three state fish hatcheries; $18,000 for fish hauling trucks; and $85,500 ear-marked for maintenance of public-owned fishing lakes. Total obligated funds for fishing lakes, improving lakes and .hatchery facilities and fish management and maintenance comes to $1,266,500. Also to be subtracted from the balance are obligated funds for the purchase of land, easements, construction projects, and improvement to public-owned shooting areas, ' s»me $1.1 million more. >With the total obligation standing at $2,350,884, this means tpe Commission has a financial reserve of' only $650,736 that hjis not been ear-marked from the $3 million balance shown on 'Be books at the close of last Jtar. •The Game and Fish Commisr . s(on appears to be operating ef- . fteiently, according to a governmental efficiency study com- mUtee report. The final analysis of the study that was re- cfcntly concluded stated that the Oommisslon was slightly under- s|affed, below the national av- ; efage standard wage scale, and suggested ways of Improving t§e various (""isions within the Commission. The study group made three progress recommendations: (1) upgrade the qualifications in hiring new wildlife officers, (2) orient these new employees with the overall game and fish operation and structure, and (3) broaden the powers of wildlife officers to enable them to enforce the state burning law. Members of the Commission agreed wholeheartedly with the> findings of the study and acknowledged that suggested action has either begun or is anticipated. However, the Commission did not agree with the suggested moving of the fisheries division chief to Little Rock and asked the study group to 'detail how this move would improve the operation of that division. Presently, the chief and his staff are located at the Lonoke hatchery and have direct radio and telephone communications with the Little Rock office. * * * JONKSBORO — Through a joint agreement with the Game and Fish Commission, the SCS, and the Big Creek Watershed District, a new 350-acre fishing lake will be constructed in NE Arkansas, between Jonesboro and Paragould. The project will encompass 685 acres and will include a recreation area at the lake. Cost of the project will come to about $527,000, with the Game and Fish Commission pledging $146,000 to the project. Most of the cost will be carried by the SCS, and local citizens and the watershed district will donate $77,500. Under the agreement, the lake will be maintained at no cost to the Commission. Once the project is completed the lake and surrounding land will be turned over to the Commission for wildlife and fish management. Director Hugh Hackler pointed out that since the lake was high on the desirable need list, prompt action .was needed because the SCS was nearing its deadline In outlining the project. "Through participation by the Commission," commented Hackler, "the SCS will be able to enlarge the dam and create a more desirable and larger fishing lake for a populous area." The lake would serve residents of Randolph, Clay, Lawrence, Greene, and Craighead counties. The lake will be located near the small town of Lorade, just off State Highway No. 1 north of Jonesboro. 1. Houston (32) 2. UCLA (3) 3. North Carolina 4. New Mexico 5. St. Bonaventure 6. Tennessee 7. Vanderbilt S.Columbia 9. Kentucky 10. Utah ALL HANDS are on deck when there's a loose ball about. That's the St. Louis Hawks' Bill Bridges (32) and Len Wilkens battling Baltimore's Ray Scott and Earl Monroe (15) in a sea of bands for the rebound. Wooden Thinks Loss Will Benefit Bruins LOS ANGELES (AP)-Ii it's,in the nation, possible, UCLA's Bruins will be I "I think the loss will make us a better basketball team because of their 71-69 defeat to Houston Saturday night, Coach John Wooden says. Speaking at -a basketball writers 'luncheon Monday, Wooden had a lot to say about the defeat, which meant the end to a 47-game win streak, an unbeat- a better team in the long run," the 20-year Bruin coach said. "It was good for the players, practice sessions prior to the Houston game. Wooden said he may have erred in playing the 7-foot-l& center for the entire game. Bui good for the coaches and, I he added, "If I had to do it over think, good for basketball." Lew Alcindor was one of the key factors in the game. He suffered an /abrasion on the left eye a week before Saturday's game and missed all regular again, I'd probably make the same error." Wooden said Alcindor woulc be seeing eye specialists at the Jules Stein Eye Institute on campus "for some time," bui Gary Boldly Speaks Out PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Gary Beban, UCLA's All - America quarterback, picked up some more silverware Monday night and in the process dropped a subtle hint to the pros. The 21-year-old passer wants to play professional football, but not with just any team in the National or American Football Leagues. 'I won't name the teams I'd rather not play for," said Beban in an interview before he was honored by the Maxwell Football Club as the outstanding college player of the,.year, "but they know who they are. I've answered their questionnaires." Johnny Unitas, Baltimore's All-National Football League quarterback, was honored by the Maxwell Club as the top pro player of the year. He won the honor for the third time, the only player to gain more than indicated that Lew would be ready for this weekend's games in New York with Holy Cross and Boston College. Holy Cross is coached by Jack Donohue, Lew's high school coach. once the trophy awarded in memory of the late NFL commissioner Bert Bell. Beban, who led UCLA t« • 24-5-2 record in his three years at quarterback, indicated he isn't playing hard to get. He's used to playing with a winner and doesn't want to struggle with an expansion team or one in the cellar of either league. For TIGERS only.. long & lean Pinetela GO KING EDWARD Amirlci'i Ltrstil SilHnf Clgtr "If a look at the new Chevy n isn't enough to change your mind about compacts, a ride in one almost surely will." -Motor Trend, November '67 "A driver's delight" -Car Life, October '67 "The '68 Chevy n has grown an inch in wheelbase and six inches overall, but it's grown a mile in style, comfort, quality and performance." -Car and Driver, December '67 "Aha. 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