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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 18

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 15, 1974
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For Bill Walton Portland Offered The Most .'ENCINO, Calif., (AP) - Bill Walton.has a clause in his pro basketball contract with the Portland Trail Blazers that says he cannot be traded without his permission. ;So says Sam Gilbert; spokesman tor the silent and peripatetic 6-foot-ll basketball star. Gilbert helped Walton negotiate with four basketball teams seeking ' h i s r services, snowed him the ropes of legal matters and Ihcn, he says sat hack and let Walton decide that Portland was olfering the most. But not in erms of money, said Gilbert, who does not lake monetary remuneration for helping athletes. ·""All three offers by (he American Basketball Association were better than the NBA offer." said Gilbert in his plush construction company office here. Why did Walton choose Portland? "He never really told me. Gilbert said, "only by innuendo. It's my opinion that Jerry West had a lot to do with it. Jerry talked win Bill, ant Bill has a lot of respect for West. And then Sidney (Wicks) talked with him, too. "Secondly, I think Bill was I'oady for a change of geogra phy and also. 1 '.hink Bill corr sidered he NBA more to his competitive liking. He's a vcrj competitive person and he wanted to play against the best Yes. he's looking forward to playing against Kareem (Ah duI-Jabbar) and so is Kareem hey're good 'friends, you now." GROWING- A BEARD Gilbert said Walton was Parent Leads Flyer Victory PHILADELPHIA -- Gonlil Bernie Parent throttled Ih Boston Bruins over the liua two periods Tuesday night t bad Philadelphia lo a -1-2 wi and a commanding 3-1 lead i the bcst-of-sevcn Stanley Cu championship hockey series. Andre Savard sparked Bo.sto in the first period, scoring on goal on an assist from dcfen seman Carroll Vadnais an gelling into fights with th Flyers' Dave Schultz and Ores Kindrachuk. Rick MacLeish scored fo Philadelphia later in the perio{ however, and Parent shut ou Boston the rest of the way. ·owing a ated that beard and- "he's he doesn't' think e'll ever shave again but, you now, he's only 21 years old his approval. I think that's a very important.item, retarding Bill's lifestyle." Walton has freely agreed to help sell tickets for the Trail Slazers, Gilbert said. As for in- «rviews, he added, "The only nd never ·eek. means perhaps a "But I will say this: He real- zes he has to live up to dress ode requirements, which in- lurtcs keeping his hair and card trim. He went out yester- ay and bought a wardrobe and e was very concerned whether ·hat he was buying would be cceptable." "Now of course you. realize ere are some clauses we 'ere capable of getting for Bill hat perhaps we couldn't get ot another player. Before he ould he traded, for instance, he trade would have to have .lung when he's he's requested is that interviewed he be allowed to say what he feels and not what someone tells him to say." One major reason Walton decided on Portland. Gilbert said may have been the city. "Bill has spent a great dea of time backpacking in Canada and Oregon and he loves the mountains and the trees anc the clean air. He responds to the outdoors. The ABA teams we negotiated with emphasizec the amount of rain they (Port land) have, and I think it was a very intelligent ploy, but Bil loves that area." Victoria Slides Further Ahead In Title Chase By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS . Gil Stafford's homer on the 'irst pitch of the 10th inning Captains Claim 9-8 Victory SIIHEVEPORT. La. (AP) V lIMli inning home run hy Gil Stafford gave the Shrevcport iaptains a 9-8 Texas League victory over Ihe Arkansas Travelers here Tuesday night. Arkansas had a 7-2 lead going nto the f i t t h inning, and pitcher Doug Ciipilla had struck out seven batters. Mike Ford hit a three-run home run in his first time at hat to give the Travelers a 3-1 lead in the second-inning. Larry Ilerndon then singled, sole second and scored on rinublo by Jerry Humphrey. The- Travelers added another run in Hie fourth on doubles by Rudy Kinard and Joe Lindsey. The Captains scored two runs in the fourth and rallied twice leads ant 13-11 trim Arkansas' take the victory. Arkansas, with record, is in second place in thi East Division standings. past night idged Shreveport tansas 9-8 Tuesday dropped the Travelers farthe lack in the East Division if the Texas League. Kent Jacobsen of Arkansa lad tied the score 8-8 with wo-run homer in the bottom he eighth to push the contes nto extra innings. In other games. Victori swamped Alexandria 7-3, Sa Antonio blanked El Paso 3- and Midland whipped Amarill 4-2. Victoria's victory put it 1 games ahead of Arkansas. Th defeat of Alexandria was cred ted mostly lo three homers-- ^wo-run shot by Angel Cantrex a solo blow by Ron Diggle art a solo by Richie Puig. Jim Strickland gave up eigl hits hut Paso's scoreboar registered goose eggs in th run column. Strickland's Sa Antonio teammate Jim Norr provided winning runs with tw singles in the third and fifth. At Midland, Bill Droege hit two-run double in the eighth break a 2-2 tie and provide th final-victory tally. Tonight San Antonio i: Amarillo, El Paso at Midlam Arkansas at Victoria and Ale andria at Shreveport. Waldrop Mile Highlights Track Event CHAPEL'HILL; N.C. (AP -is a measure of what Tony 'aldrop has accomplished this rear that he can'run a mile in 59.8 and then be asked what ent, wrong. v That's'what happened to the orth Carolina senior Tuesday Her he won the mile and the utstanding performer award in le Atlantic Coast Conference rack' championships. Waldrop's race, though more lan six seconds slower t h a n is best this season, was the ighlight of a lackluster meet n which Maryland won its 19th onsecutive team tillc. totaling 27 points to North Carolina's 2. No meet records were bro- in the two days of competition. "I don't worry about the ime," Waldrop said. "I'm sat- sfied to win. If some people (ant to worry about the time. hat's their problem. not ·nine." Ironically. Waldrop's excuse or the "slow time" was a cold caught on a trip to New Vork last week. He was attend- n g a c e r e m o n y commemorating the 20th anniversary of Roger Bannister's first our minute mile in 1954. "The cold's coming along 'inc. but it cut down my mileage in training this week. I was tept awake several nights coughing." Waldrop ran partly to please crowd of 7,800 friends, classmates and relatives who had come to watch his only race in Chapel Hill this year. "I really hate to leave Chanel Hill. It's been a greal experience. I've done a lot more than anything I ever dreamed of doing." Waldrop, whose next race is at the California Relays May 25, plans lo move to California to concentrate on running nexl year. Maryland also clinched the Carmichael Cup, the symbol of overall athletic supremacy the ACC, based on standings in all conference sports. After Committee Decision NarthwMt Arkansas TIMtS, W*d., May 13. W4 rAvrrrrviLLC. MKAMSAI Indy Driver Cries Foul INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Disqualification should be the penalty for everyone concerned with the "big blower" controversy, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, says driver Billy Vukovich. "Everybody got off with a slap of the wrist." Vukovich said Tuesday after the Board of Stewards ruled Wally Dallenbach's Patrick Racing Team Eagle must race in the May 26 500 with the oversize turbocharger it ran in qualifications Saturday. "If they can get away with using that blower, then 1 got cheated when I qualified." Vukovich, who qualified " be thrown out and everyone middle fourth row with a speed of 182.50 miles an hour, said Uallenbach's fronl row center starting spot should Ise moved up. "He qualified at 189.683 m.p.h. and his teammate Steve Krisfloff used the basic setup I used to go 182.519 m.p.h.," Vu- iovich said. "To make them teep the blower for the race isn't penalty enough. "George Bignotti is a good enough mechanic to make this Ihing work in the race. Who knows, they might have the hottest setup out there." Bignotti protested the decision of Chief Steward Tom Binford, who ruled the big blower must stay on for the race. The new apparatus, which is largely untested, is thought to be too" much of a gas-gulper for Dallcnbach to finish the race on the alloted 280 gallons. Its effect on Dallenbach's qualifying run is not exactly known, hut the figure kicked around most is about 106 extra horsepower. That theoretically could overwhelm the little Popoff valve which is placed on all cars before time trials. Bignotti claimed he believes the big blower did not circumvent the pop-off valve, although he admits it could have. "They cheated; they absolutely cheated," Vukovich emphasized. Dailenbach, the mild-man ncred driver at the center of the controversy. disagrees, "It's not a configuration change. There's no cheating to it." The graying veteran dismisses speculation his car might pick op * lot of lap money as the early; leader only to drop out about halfway through the race--out of (as, or with a broken engine. , Observers' now say they expect to see the third team car, piloted by last year's winner Gordon Johncocly on the track today. -..·;·! ·. /,'·.,·'.' Beaver Level Beaver Lake level stood Wednesday at 1123.57 feet above sea level, up .18 from Tuesday. Engineers reported that both generators «re being used. MM Snack Ban For Your Office...Store... Plant... Business Morafe H/gfi... 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