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June 23, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

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Lake Michigan Fishing Trip Turns Sour CHICAGO (API -Even for a clogged fisherman, it was a harrowing experience on Lake Michigan's wave-pocked coho waters. In fact, it was a "Mayday" plight for our 23-foot cruiser after our foursome hauled in five keener coho salmon and had a half-dozen tear free from our hooks. After several hours of roll- ercoaster trolling out of Wauke- giin liarbor, four-foot waves and a fouleri-up bilge pump suddenly left us slowly flooding two miles off the mist-shrouded shoreline. Out went the Mayday call and on went [he life preservers, but fast. Despite our call for help, the fishing continued and, just before a rescue craft bounded out of nowhere, I finally quit bait! ing the biggest fish of our expedition. Standing apprehensively in ankle-deep water, we cut (he lines of the eight slanchionec fishing rods and. with tnspirec agility, scrambled aboard the rescuing charter boat. Aboard Captain Chuck Bra dy's sleek OKDokc was sporlb columnist Jack G r i f f i n of the Chicago Sun-times. It was he who heard our SOS. "Brady was fixing lines the time and 1 was aft when I heard the faint Mayday call, on our radio," said G r i f f i n . "You never saw such fast ac tion as our cfcw in pulling in our lines iinrt getting under was full throttle," he said. "Onl trouble! was. we couldn't see ,ny boat in any direction. "But your call said you wen_ in 55 feet of water and off a landmark to our south. So wi kept gunning over t h a t depth and pretty soon we spoltef yon." Brady's crew hooked a tow line of half-inch rope to wallowing, abandoned cruiser then began a precarious haul ti the distant shoreline. Several times it appeared th half-swamped boat would gf umlor, and knives were whip ped out to slash [he line if i did. Tlic rope, straining a waves battered the listing craft, bogiin to fray and it be :nme a race against the heavj scvis to keep it afloat. But Brady maintained a jolt in;! course Tor port and rcachc safety. When the fisli locker wa washed overboard during th long tow, we figured our catcl went with it. But. no, four o Hie glistening, silver coho wer fouiut under lure-snarled, so( den pads. It can he dangerously damp especially without a well-pow ered marine radio and othe .safety equipment, but the Lak Machigan waters off Waukega nre where the coho, Chinook an With World Finals S«t For October Dance Leads Bass Pros MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Bill ance, a 32-year-old former rniture salesman who makes s living going fishing now. is * No. 1 ranked professional iss fisherman in the country ing into the f i n a l qualifying rent for the 1974 Miller High fe BASS Masters Classic. Dance's third place finish in e $22,225 Virginia Invitational XKted his season-leading point ital to 210 after five qualifying rents being conducted by t h e ass Anglers Sportsman Socie. a 170,000 member fishing- jnservation organization head- iiartered in Montgomery, Ala. Ricky Green, a 29-year-old rkadelphia, Ark. angler, ranks -·cond with 184 points. Bobby eador of Baton Rouge, La., is lird with lfi« followed by Rond Martin of Tulsa, Okla., with 1(1. Martin has won the Bass Angler-of-the-Year point title the last three seasons. Points, awarded in six national tournaments sanctioned by B.A.S.S.. are based on 50 for a win, 49 for 2nd, 48 for 3rd, etc. The top 24 season point scorers, including tournament winners, qualify for the $15,000 winner-take-all world bass fishing finals in late October. The final 1974 qualifying event will be the $22.223 All-American BASS Tournament on Sept. 25-27 at Clark Hill Reservoir on the South Carolina-Georgia border. Clark Hill was the surprise location of last year's "mystery" Miller-BASS Classic. The professional Tournament Trail sponsored by the B a s s Anglers Sportsman Society akes a "summer vacation.*' 1 This is done in an effort to maintain i high release and survival percentage of tournament- caught bass. The B.A.S..S. pros are awarded « bonus ounce for each bass weighed in alive. The "Dont Kill Y o u r Catch" program has resulted in over 80 percent of the f i s h scored being returned alive to the lakes this season. . The Ail-American will be limited to a 200-man field. Entry fee is $200. The top prize is $4,140. Some 102 professional anglers have already entered. Tournament headquarters will be the Hickory Knob S t a t e Resort Park near McCormick, S.C. For more information contact: B.A.S.S. Hqts., P.O. Box 3044, Montgomery, Ala. 3S109. With Holiday Weekend Near Safety Precautions Urged ST. LOUIS -- With the Fourt if July and its attendant water ictivities drawing near, spokesmen for the nation's boating irganizations have called for careful observation of National Safe Boating Week, which overlaps the Fourt. The oragnizations called for xmtmen to exercise special care during the dangerous wriod. They pointed out that many Americans will spend a our-day holiday on the water -- a holiday that normally resujts in more accidents, then or any other four-day period during the year. The spokesmen passed on Jiese pointers: For once, make all the checks on your equipment before you eave, even if it means a little extra effort. Sign up for the Dealing safety course you have Deen putting o f f . Make sure everybody in your party knows what to do in an emergency situation and m a k e sure all non- s w i m m e r s wear personal 'lotatton devices while near the water. Remeber, firecrackers ; illegal this year and no fireworks can legally be set off over federal waters unless a permit is first obtained from Coast Guard Marine inspection Office. EXERCISE CAUTION In the rush of the weekend and the pusti to get away from home and out onto the water, don't forget the basics of safe Mating. Receiving a ticket, or having the use of your boat terminated due to an oversight ir negligent acts is no way to stecdhead are running n o w and they will be until t h e i r late summer exodus slightly to the north and then across t h e lake for their Michigan spawning surge. end a weekend. A Coast Guard boarding officer, observing a boat being operated in an espe- Boat Steering Needs Constant Attention ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- The loose nut you find rolling around in your bilges is not necessarily i spare part your dealer o r wat manufacturer had had the 'orethought to include with your Doat. The Coast Guard is concerned .hat many boat owners-opera:ors may not realize the serious consequences which may occur should a steering system fail because it was not properly maintained and frequently inspected. Many boating accidents involve the loss of control, violent turns, people thrown from tbe boat, collisions, persons struck by the propeller, etc; are the result of steering system failure. The illusion that lock nuts will always lock, and that "maintenance-free" s y s - tems never need to be maintained can account for many serious accidents, any boat. Careful and frequent adherence to these procedures will reduce the chances that y o u will have an accident as a result of steering system failure. It is Ihe safety conscious boatman who uses good judgement and is sure that his boat anc its equipment are operating properly before he uses his boat. ciatly hazardous, dition, ' ' ' operator closest remain unsafe should direct to proceed to safe mooring and to there until the hazardous condition is corrected. S u c h hazardtus, unsafe conditions include: --insufficient lifesaving or firefighting equipment --inadequate or improper navigation lights --overloading --fuel leakage from the fuel system or erfgine accumulation of fuel in the bilges or other compartment --failure to meet ventilation requirements, and --failure to meet backfire lame control requirements Let common sense rule your coating pleasure. Don't ride on .he bow. gunwales, transom or seat backs without taking precautions to prevent f a l l s over- joard. Don't operate within designated swimming areas or around swimmers. Watch that vou do not create a damaging or dangerous , wake. Do not use excessive speed and keep a good forward lookout. Neither operate while under the i - luence of intoxicants or drugs Martin's runnerup finish in the Virginia Invitational upped his all-time leading money winnings to $3»,te5.20. Dance of Memphis, Term., ranks second with $29,723. They share t h e all-time record of seven B.A.S.S. titles each. Green, who missed the opening event this year, continues as the season's top money winner with 17.711.20. He collected (347.50 for placing llth at Ken- Reservoir and doubled his pay off with a $750 bonus for a 7 Ib. 6 oz. daily big bass. Al Lindner, a winner earlier in the Tennessee Invitational, i second with $4,509.20 in 1974 money winnings. He moved from fourth with a $620 sixth place finish in the Virginia event. Seven anglers have already cinched places in the 1974 world finals sponsored by the Miller Brewing Company. Defending champion Rayo Breckenridge a Paragould, Ark., cotton farm er, is an automatic contender. Other qualifiers with 1974 vie lories include Bijly Westmor land, Florida Invitational win ner; Ricky Green, the Texas champ; Tommy Martin, Arkan sas champion, Lindner; and Don Shealy of Payelteville N.C., a virtually unknown an gler, who won the Virginia tournament In addition to the top 24 rank ed professionals and winners Charlie Campbell, the B.A.S.S Society's lop "amateur," wil compete. Campbell, a Forsyth Mo., motel operator, was t h , high individual scorer in th 1974 National Bassmaster Tean Championship at Table R o c ! Lake. Depending on the final out come of the All-American a There's nothing more frus- rating to a fisherman than a ammcd ferrule on a fishing od. You can pull, push, curse, nd speak softly to it, but a .ubborn ferrule usually slays tuck unless you kntw the roper way to break it loose. Most ferrules (metal tubes lat join sections of fishing rods ogether) - stick because water, ust, or sand have destroyed e lubricant on t h e m . And in .any cases they haven't been ubricated propertly because mist arfglers dtn't take the Clark Hill, a field of 26-28 ang lers will compete for this year' title of the top professional bas fisherman in the world. Loca tion of the "mystery" Miller BASS Classic will not be an nounced until the contender are enroule. nor tow water skiers into lazardous areas or tto near other boats. Celebrating our country's 98th birthday should be a joyous occasion, don't mar it with unnecessary deaths and injuries. Use ctmmon sense afloat, slow down, and come back home alive. For mo information on boating safety in your area, contact your nearest Boating Safety Detachment. IlP falNT 34 East Center Phone: 521-6472 Business Cards, Letterheads, Envelopes, Business Forms, Tickets, Posters, Flyers, Menus, Memo Pads, Church Bulletins, Calendars, Invitations and so on and so fast . . Norrirwwt Arkonm THUS, Sun., Jim* 13, 1*74 · 31 Unattended Fishing Rods Cause Headaches time to do it. In any event. it's easy to loosen a ferrule if you know how. Techniques used successfully by the fishing experts at Mercury outboards show that the key lies in applying even pressure without !)einding the ferrules. The best way to unjoint a rod is to grasp the sections on both sides of the joint, place your thumbs together, and apply pressure by pushing one thumb against the other. This should force your hands and the ferrules apart. If they're still stuck, lean over at your waist and squat slilhtly to bend your knees. Then place the rod behind yon, hands firmly on the ferrule sections, and use your legs to force the sections apart. There- is more danger of bending or twisting the sections this way, so the first method is preferred. In cold weather, the ferrule sections may shrink and be difficult to disjoin. Warm them by rubbing them between your hands, or use a match to heat the outer ferrule slightly. What in the world is a 4 Second Fourth" celebration? It's the second of lour Hot Springs Fourth of July celebrations to culminate in the official U.S. Bicentennial Celebration of 1976. Beginning Sunday, June 30, and continuing through Sunday, July 7, the list ol events promises to make this year's celebration bigger and belter lhan ever. Take a look. Sunday, June 30--Antique car parade up Central Avenue. Judging and awards to follow. An old time dance--everyone welcome-no admission charge. Prizes lor waltzers, fox- troters, polka-ers, etc. Monday, July 1 --Art festival on upper Central Avenue neartho Arlington Hotel. This festival will continue ttiru Saturday, July 6. Tliere will be daily demonstrations from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., inlormal lectures and art slide exhibits, elc. "Music for a Summer Night" presented by UALR--no admission. Tuesday, July 2--"Hello Neighbor", voice ensembles and choirs from Arkansas colleges and high schools. Greek folk dances (ram Little Rock. Wednesday, Ju|y 3--The Blanche Thebom scholarship auditions. For the purpose of selecting the Arkansas high school student with the greatest operatic potential. The day will culminate with a concert. There will be additional performances by extraordinarily gifted young people such as the three children of Joseph Cleveland of Monroe, Louisiana, violin virtuoso at age 9,7 and 5. They recently traveled to Japan to study with Professor Suzuki, whose method they have folloy/ed. Julie Cheek, 14 year old virtuoso pianist will also perform. Thursday, July 4--A July 4lh program at the convention auditorium. Bands, choruses, speakers, etc. fin, Friday, July 5--Squaredancrng exhibition. Carl Golden isthecaller. Saturday, July 6--Barbershop Quartetle."The Dealer's Choice" from Dallas. Also appearing on the same program will be the "Sweet Adalines" of Little Rock. Sunday, July 7--Marjorie Lawrence Summer Opera Workshop, Sacred Concert- First United Methodist Church. Join us in Hot Springs National Park for eight days of exciting programs and events celebrating the Second Fourth. It's going to be a bang-up week. AS64 Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas AW OFFICIAL BICENTENNIAL COMMUNITY PizzA Announces SMORGASBORD For LUNCH NOW MON. thru FRI. 11-2 ALL THE PIZZA AND SALAD YOU CAN EAT Bring the Kids-Only lOc Per Year of Age! ALSO MONDAY 5-8 P.M. AT ALL LOCATIONS 314 South School 2325 North Collego Highway 68 Wmt, Sprntgdolo GOODYEAR'S "GAS-SAVING"* CUSTOM STEELGARD" RADIAL YDtrVESBNITONTV! 5 WAYS TO CHARGE · «-«- · MtM-13 Whitman pta $2.1S F.E.T. and oW (we off your car 5 GUARDS TO HELP PROTECT YOU AGMNST THE UNEXPECTED Guard 1 Against Rough Rkki Guard 2 Ag.iinst Penetration Umk* thfl Trrswl Guards Against WH SkMs Guard 4 Against I,oss of Roaci Contact on Carves Against SJnggfeh Handting WH1TEWALL '44 SIZES Bfi73-13 CR78-14 Pius $2.11 to 52.31 F.E.T. andoWtiffi ogyouicx. WHITEWAU. 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SAVER · Xew pluzs. points, condentor · Set dwell, choice; time engine; balance carh. · Teat starting charging, compre*- s)on L Jgcejeral:on. · Includes Datsuns, Toyotas, VW's. FRONT-END ALIGNMENT 8 s * · Incluudes complete front-end inspection. · Camber, caster, and toe-in set by precision equipment. · A iound investment for helping assure maximum tire mileage. SERVICE 104 N. E** · FaycfttviJU · 442-4222 MM. thru Fri. 8:00-5:00--Sot. 8:00-4:00

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