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TUESDAY, MbTEMBES 1,1984 BLrnranuLH (ARK.)' OOOTIBB HKWI PAGE MINI Razorbacks Hold on To 4th Place Ranking Dodger Officials Hot on Cuban Rookie Shortstop May Cause Shakeup In Brooks' Infield By JOE REICHLER BROOKLYN tfP) — The Brooklyn Dodgers' veteran infield may be revamped for 1915 because of a 22- year-old Cuban rookie shortstop named Huberto (Chieo) Fernandez. Fernandez currently is the No. 1 glamour boy of the Dodgers, even more highly prized than Karl Spooner, the young lefthander who broke into the majors last September with a pair of spectacular shutouts. Dodger Vice-President E. J. (Buzzie) Bavasi, back home from a tour of the Latin American Countries where he viewed a number of Dodger farmhands playing in the Cuban Winter League, spoke glowingly of Fernandez. Bavasi said if Fernandez can win the shortstop berth—and a lot of people say he can—the battle for second base will be wide open, "Pee Wee Reese may move over •to second, or even third. Junior Gilliam may be switched to left field and don't forget Billy Cox, Don Zimmer and our new young second baseman, Charlie Neal. There should be a real scramble for infield positions." Fernandez batted .282 last year at Montreal where he was regarded as the best shortstop ever to appear in the Canadian metropolis. The Dodgers received bids from, six clubs for his services, one of them as high as $100,000, but turned them all down. UCLA Voted No. One, Ohio State Is Second By HUGH FULtERTON JR. The AisocUted Press The growing idea that a football team has to "xyin big" every Saturday to maintain a high national ranking will come in for a serious test next weekend. Although the educators deplore the thought of running up big scores to impress the voters, the success of such high scoring teams as UCLA and Miami has been reflected consistently in the balloting of the sports writers and broadcasters participating in the weekly Associated Press ranking poll. It's UCLA on top this week, the third leader in as many weeks. Led by flashy Primo Villaneuva, UCLA rolled over California 27-6 after beating Stanford 72-0 and Oregon 61-0 on the two previous Saturdays. Those three straight displays ol brutal power, combined with Ohio State's 14-7 squeaker over Northwestern, put Red Sanders' Uclans ahead by the narrow margin of 28 points. Sooners Drop Lower Ohio State had taken the lead from Oklahoma the week before when Bud Wilkinson's unbeaten Oklahomans won by a small margin- When the same thing happened again, Oklahoma winning by only 13-6 from stubborn Colorado, the Sooners dropped lower In the point scoring although they managed to hold third place by a comfortable margin over Arkansas. Scoring is on the basis of 10 points for each first-place vote, 9 for second, etc. UCLA, .corraling 72 of the 281 first-place votes, piled up 1,931 points. Ohio State had 69 firsts and 1,903 points, Oklahoma 42 and 1,666 and Arkansas 16 and ARKANSAS OUTDOORS ty ...... kansas <3ame & Rsh Commission Biggest Deer Hunt in Arkansas' History Is Expected This Year LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Game and Fish Commission is preparing to supervise the biggest deer hunt in the state's history with the beginning of the first gun period of six days on November 8th. Executive Secretary T. A. McAmis said this year's hunt should be outstanding from all aspects including both the number of hunters expected to take to the woods and the anticipated large kill. All available wardens and other Commission personnel have been brought in from the field to attend meetings in Little Rock during the past week for briefings concerning the supervision of the deer hunt. With an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 deer hunters expected to fan out over the state during the second week in November, teams of wardens have been assigned to supervise key areas where the hunting pressure will be the greatest. As many camps and hunters will be Individually checked as possible, but with many new game management areas now open to hunting, it will be virtually impossible to check all hunters. Former game management areas opened to deer hunting this year include those in Pulaski County, Poinsett County^ Polk County, and Faulkner County. With the exception of Game Refuges, all, other areas in these counties will be opened to deer hunting. Record Kill Executive Secretary McAmis expects the anticipated large army of hunters to top last year's record kill of 6,069 buck deer during both the November and December, — Phillips, Lee, 50; Monroe, 87; Ashley. 235; Chfcot, 222; Arkansas,-196; Desha, 89; Drew, 69; Lincoln, 67. Heavy hunting pressure Is also expected in the Black Mountain Area of Franklin and Crawford Counties, whioh, because of its too great concentration of deer, is being opened for the first time to the hunting of any type deer during this November period only. Hunters are also particularly advised that only Beagle hounds may be used for the hunting of deer in Izard and Cleburne Counties. The Ozark National Forest area Is closed to the hunting of deer with dogs of any type with only still hunting permitted (except dogs may be used in that part of the Ozark National Forest located in Johnson and Pope Counties). Check Your Gun The attention of Arkansas' army of hunters is also called to the necessity of checking over their guns and making sure their bright hunting apparel will flash to other shooters the signal:."This is a human." Only a few precautions, training, good sense, and self-control are necessary to make hunting the sport and tonic for everyone that It is to the majority of game seekers. When you take to the woods for this deer hunt, try to keep uppermost in mind that the most important trophy you want to take deer periods. Extremely dry, i—- -t—j j- wcather during the November per-1 home is yourself and the fellow iod of 'last year had an adverse effect on the deer kill with deer hunting with dogs made less effective. Thero were 4,125 legal buck reported killed during the first hunting with you. Take first things first, and practice these 10 Commandments of Safety: 1. Treat every gun with the respect due a loaded gun. .2 Guns carried into camp must period of the hunt in 1953. Extremely cold weather kept many j always be unloaded, and taken hunters from participating in the! down or hav e actions open; guns December 1953 hunt, and a kill of always should be carried In cases only 1 944 was reported. But even to the shooting area. 3. Always be sure barrel and action are clear of. obstructions, and that you have only ammunition of under these handicaps the total deer kill for the year broke all previous records. Surveys of the deer population this year indicate that it is still on the increase and the largest on record. This fact, combined with the additional elbow room provided by opening several new areas to the hunt, make the prospects for hunter success much better than last year since recent statewide rains have counteracted drouth conditions. Last Season Reports Field reports from supervisors and wardens indicate that the the proper size for the gun you are carrying. 4. Always carry your gun so that you can control the direction of the muzzle, even if you stumble; keep the safety on until you are ready to shoot. 5. Be sure of your target before you pull the trigger; know the identifying feature of the game you intend to hunt. 6. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to shoot; avoid all horseplay while handling a gun. , . -,, u u i 7. Unattended guns should be un- prmie hunting areas v,ll be where loa(Jed . gum ^ ammunWonn tho largest kills were reported during the past season. These counties along with the legal kill reported during the November, 1953, season are as follows: CENTRAL—Franltlin, 115; Johnson. 103; Yell, 75: Pulaski. 32 (with a heavy concentration of deer in the northern portion now available to the hunter). SOUTH CENTRAL — Grant. 278; Dallas, 149; Jefferson, 104; Ouach- Ita, 104. NORTH CENTRAL — Stone, 119; Randolph, 95; Izard, 70; Boone, 73; Baxter, 43. SOUTHWEST — Howard, 71; Polk, 70; Crawford, 67; Pike, 67; Miller, 61; Nevada, 75. EASTERN Si SOUTHEASTERN should be stored separately beyond reach of children and careless adults, 8. Never climb a tree or fence or Jump a ditch with R loaded gun; never pull a gun toward you by the muzzle. 9. Never shoot a bullet at a flat, hard surface or the surface of water. 10. Avoid alcoholic drinks before or during shooting. Malcolm Wallace, T.C.U. guard. !s Cadet colonel In the Army ROTC and Is corps commander for the combined Army and Air Forct ROTC units on the campuj. 1,494. Completing the first 10 were Dame, Miami tFla.), Army, Purdue, Mississippi and Southern California. Miami Sixth Miami, another high-scoring team, moved into the top 10 a week ago after a 9-7 upset over Maryland. Then it whizzed past Fordham 75-7 last Friday and jumped to sixth in the rankings. Virtually all the top 10 teams figure to win from this Saturday's opponents, so it comes down to the question of whether just winning is enough. Army won from Virginia, 21-20, last Saturday but dropped two notches in the rankings. The leading teams, with place votes in parentheses: 1.' UCLA (72) 2. Ohio State (69) 3. Oklahoma (42) 4. Arkansas (16) 5. Notre Dame (4) 6. Miami (Fla.) (14) ... 7. Army (1) 8. Purdue 9. Mississippi (2) 10. USC (Second 10): 11. Duke 12. Iowa 13. Cincinnati 15. Rice 16. Wisconsin 17. West Virginia (1) ... 18. Virginia Tech 19. Navy 20. (tie) Nebraska Pittsburgh Baylor first- ..1,931 .1,903 .1,666 .1,494 ...957 ...870 ...755 ...685 ...52B ...347 .174 ..75 ..67 ..58 ..55 . .28 ..26 ..26 ..26 INELIGIBLE—The Reservation is the box Florida State uses for players ineligible to return to action during a given period. The .shot was taken during the last half of the Villanova massacre, with FSU well on the way to a 52-13 victory. Wonder why they're looking so sour? They're sucking lemons. In the box, left to right, are guard Jerry Jacobs, halfback Lee Corso, ends Bud Leonard and Jimmy Lee Taylor and tackle Al Makowiccki. Sprawled in front, left to right, are guard Al Pacifico, center Bob Crenshaw, halfback Buddy Reynolds and end Tom Feamster. (NEA) Sports Roundup— Orioles Did Fine Financially By OAYLE TALBOT NEW YORK (AP) — The most timely reading of the week in sports circles comes in the form of a pamphlet mailed to each of the stockholders of the Baltimore Baseball Club, Inc., disclosing that the Orioles in their first season of freedom from St. Louis have earned a tidy net profit of $942,153.29 after estimated taxes. Osceola Scrubs Play Tonight OSCEOLA — Osceola's Seminole play host to the squad tonight at B" team will Forrest City "B 1 Hale Field with the ktckoff set for 7:30 p.m. This will be the first of a two game series between these two teams this year with Osceola going to Forrest City next week. Fights Last Night New York — Bobby Jones, 155%, Oakland, Calif., outpointed Moses Ward, 159%, Detroit, 10. Brooklyn — Frankie Ryff, 139'i, New York, outpointed Henry Davis, 135U, Los Angeles, 10. Datona Beach, Fla., Willie Pep, 128, Hartford, Conn., outpointed Mario Colon, 130, Puerto Rico, 10. Fowls Win In Y Touch Football Play The Fowls of the "Y" High school touch football league bounced into the win column yesterday afternoon with a hard earned 24-18 victory over the Slayers of Captain "Pug" Shelton in a game played at Little Park. The winners racked up two touchdowns in the opening quarter and then held off a determined rally by the Sheltonites. The first counter came on a pass from Tremnin to Jimmy Henry, which was good for 17 yards. A little later in the period, after an interception had given the Fowls possession, Henry circled right end for one yard and the score- The Slayers came back for six points in the second quarter, Shelton passing to Larry Baker for three yards. In the early moments of the second hall, Henry again scored from 5 yards out to put the Fowls out front by 18-6, but this lead was short, lived as Herbert Loveless intercepted a Henry pass and raced 75 yards to score. A Foster to Henry pass late in the third period was good for 34 yards and a score, which proved to bfc the winning margin, as Shelton lofted a long one to Loveless in the fourth quarter to make the final 24-18. Now, there is a nice, fat figure which the presidents of seven other American League clubs should be able to read and assimilate without any great mental strain as they mull over their final decision on the Innciiog place of the Philadelphia Athletics. It's us simple as that. A c!ub which had lost $707,000 operating as the St. Louis Browns the previous year was poured into new uniforms and moved into a new city and came near making a million dollars after paying all expenses. No Sound Reason On the face of it, there appears ,to be no sound reason why the A's could not be expected to do something comparable in Kansas City, even though the population of the Midwestern city Is far short of Baltimore s. Population, as a matter of fact, seems to mean less and less these days as enthusiasm for baseball shifts steadily away from the big Eastern centers of its grlgln. Milwaukee has for the second straight season demonstrated tlmt a head cuml into the millions Is not necessary if you give the fans a club they can root for. Baltimore didn't have even that. The Orioles were only a little less deplorable than the Athletics, and yet they pulled a total of 1,000,917 paying customers at the gate, or an average of about 15,800 per home contest. For six home games of the 1 National Football League season the Detroit Lions averaged 52,501 fans. Brlggs Stadium's seating capacity is 52,853. SIMPLIFY SHOPPING AND SAVING WITH What do you Need? - Get it fast with a low cost want ad! Thrifty women — and men, too — read our classified ads every day for the best reason in the world: YOU SAVE! I Want ads in this paper are a market place for everything you want to buy, sell, or iwap and — for expert services. . . . Get the classified shopping habit, now. . will help you write the Ad! we Ads placed before 5 p.m. will appear next day, except for Monday's paper when ads must be placed by noon Saturday. All classified advertising payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Suit Against Majors Due Tomorrow WASHINGTON (/P) — The owner of a minor league baseball club Is expected to file an estiimited 50- mllllon-dollar auit tomorrow against baseballs major leagues. The suit was to have been filed yesterday but James P. McQran- cry, former U.S. attorney general and lawyer for club owner Prank Lawrence, was out of the city. His office said he would return tomorrow and presumably file the suit then. Lawrence, owner 01 the Ports- Johnson Confident He'll Get Athletics Chicago Industrialist Ready To Pump $1 Million into Team CHICAGO (AP) — Industrialist Arnold Johnson think* his chances of buying (he Philadelphia Athletics and moving them to Kansas City arc so good that he's ready to pump a million dollars'into the player market to build a pennant contender. * Johnson offered $3,375,000 for th« Athletics last summer and yesterday said the offer still stands. "The clenl Just has to jell a littla while," he said. "But I believe my chances are excellent/ Less (nan a month ago Johnson lot only had Roy Mack's promise lhat he would buy the A's but he also received approval from American League owners. NFL Attendance Is On Increase Commissioner Bell Says Figures Up Two to 3 Per Cent PHILADELPHIA l.fl — Comniis- slonfcr Bert Bi\\l of the NaUonnl Football LetiRue says attendance is up two to three per cent this year over lust year's record of 2,104,000 fans. Bell said yesterday thnt the high attendance level had been achieved despite bad weather for 20 per cent of the games played so far this year. He predicted another attendance record for the season on the basis of close races In the two divisions. Three-Way Tic In the East, the Pittsburgh SLeel- ers. New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first with 4-2 records while the dcEend- ng division champion Cleveland Browns have a 3-2 record. In the Western Division, the league champion Detroit Lions have a 4-1 record while the San Francisco 49ers are right behind at 4-1-1. The 40crs and Los Angeles Rams have drawn the season's largest crowd, 78,945. Bell said that all teams with the possible exception of the Chicago Cardinals are holding their own or ure ahead of last year's attendance. Sold to Syndicate Since then the following event* took place: 1. The team was sola to a Philadelphia syndicate. 2. Johnson threatened a suit for "substantial damages" against th« syndicate, contending Roy had giv^ en his word he would sell to him. 3. The American League turned down the syndicate's bid for th» club. Speaking about the A's, Johnson sa id, "I, realize that we do not have too much trade making material. I am ready to pour another million dollars into the A's at Kansas. City for players in tho next 2 or 2la years." Yesterday, Johnson for the first time disclosed the .names of his partners. They are Nathaniel Leverone. J. Patrick Leunan and Josep H. Brlggs—Chicago business tycoon. mouth, Va., entry in the Piedmont League, lias said he will seek damages from the major leagues and Commissioner Pord Frick for alleged violation of minor league territorial rights through radio and TV broadcasting of big league games. Robertson's Radio and T.V. Service 515 E. Main Wade Warehouse Bldg. Day Ph. 3-425T Nil* Ph. I-ITM its Milium. 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