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ft · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tue'i., July 16, 1974 FAYETTIVILLE, ARKANSAS -Exhibition Season In Real Danger Strike Drags On And On Peggie Jackson Gels Record Vote Total .By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS " The National Football League . players' strike, having already V'khocked off the College All-Star "·Gams, may clarm another less . important but perhaps equally before the and Brig Washington ·significant contest week is out. V;v'.Roy Jefferson "Owens met with , rookies at the Redskins' Car,,lisle, Pa., camp Monday and 'tried to convince them not to .,' play any exhibition games, in- 'tluding a rookie scrimma'ge ·Friday night, which the Red_skins' striking ...they'll picket. players say £,"The fact that the game is ; .--scheduled at RFK Stadium (in -·^Washington) and that they're ; (charging money for tickets tells ··Me tho game is an exhibition ; fgame," said Jefferson. ^.i "If we can stop this 'game, it ;«;;might set a precedent so other ;' '.teams won't have them in this thing is settled." Chances of the 16-day-old strike being settled within a week are slim. Ed Garvey, executive director of the NFL P l a y e r s Association, John Thompson, executive director of the NFL Management Council,' and James Scearce, [he federal mediator, aren't expected to meet in Washington until Friday at the earliest. And Bill Curry of the Houston Oilers, NFLPA president, said Monday, "If we can't reach an agreement in six to eight weeks, there's something seriously wrong," Curry said, adding he would have his negotiating team "on 24-hour call to start talking." ^ He also said he believes "both sides now are ready to sit down and discuss the issues .... I think we would be fool- ish if we couldn't sit down and settle this before the regular season starts. While some camps had no veterans reporting and a few camps had one or two players, the Cincinnati Bengals had a dozen players and the Houston Oilers had 10 vets. Tight end Bob Trumpy and linebacker Al Beauchamp were among the Bertgals working out. Quarterback Greg Cook also worked out Sunday--but on Monday he walked out, not because of the strike but apparently because he felt he just couldn't make the team or help it. Five years ago, Cook was a brilliant rookie. But shoulder injuries kept him out of three seasons and all but one of last year's games. The Bengals said he slipped a note under the door of an assistant coach. Bill Walsh, which said: "No explanation for my leaving. I just can't do it anymore. Give my reasoning to (Head Coach and General Man agcr) Paul (Brown) and m apologies." The Cincinnati turnout sur prised some strikirrg veterans. And Dan Rootiey, vice prpsi dent of the Steclers, suggested "Cincinnati is our No. 1 com petition, and since some o their veterans are showing up maybe some of our guys wil consider this and decide to re port." No veterans were on hani when the Chicago Bears, Phila delphia Eagles, Green Ba; Packers and New Orlean Saints opened their camps. , One veteran turned up a each of the .following camps The New York Giants, Kansa City Chiefs, Cleveland Browns St. Louis Cardinals and Dalla Cowboys. Intrepid Ruled Even During Cup Trials First Set Of WFL Stats Released; Philly Early Offensive '...' -- NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- The Intrepid has pulled even with Courageous in the observation trials to determine the United .^-States representative for de; fense of the America's Cup. ·· Intrepid, the 1970 winner of j the prestigious yacht race, re:, gistered a pair of victories Mon; day over Valiant. i At 'least one trial race be_ . tween the two top contenders j was scheduled for today. And »; there was the possibility, offi- Ji cials said, that Intrepid and .; Courageous would race twice I' Meanwhile, Austrialian chal- ,-, lengers Southern Cross, with ; John Cuneo at the helm, and Gretel II, with skipper Jim . yjardy. also were scheduled to v;*rce today. .;-Southern Cross was put hack ;-, in the water Monday afternoon "'With,.10 inches added to the; length of her keel and with a new aluminum mast. The changes were intended to improve the Australian boat's pcr- Jrmance on the windward leg. Intrepid won the first race . javer Valiant Monday on Rhode · U p l a n d Sound over a 14.4-mile ·course by 3:02 and took second the race over a 10-mile course by 1:52. ·-·Intrepid and Courageous both i have 3-1 records in the July '.; trials. They broke even in the two races they sailed last Saturday and both now : have defeated Valiant twice. In the second race, Valiant hit the starting line several .Spat lengths ahead of Intrepid, but within half an hour Intrepid had worked up underneath -Valiant, forcing her to tack. Intrepid covered the other boat and then outsailed Valiant for a ; liiad of 2:09 at' the weather - mark. _ Meanwhile, in Marseille, ;. France, the 12-meter yacht France was loaded aboard a * freighter for a trip to the United States and a series against an Australian entry for .the right to challenge for the 'cap. , . Jean-Marie le Guillou, 33, for mer world champion in the ,' ,£ x 50-meter class, will skipper ; £}ie France this year. NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The Philadelphia Bell fias emerged as the World F o o t b a l l League's powerhouse--or perhaps the Portland Storm is only a g e n t l e breeze. According to WFL statistics released today, the Bell leads the league in both total offense and total defense. On the other end of the spectrum in both departments is the Storm, which bowed to the Bell 33-8 last week. Philadelphia ran a league- high 81 plays from scrimmage and piled up 201 yards rushing and 227 passing for 428 yards, 59 more than the runnerup Memphis Southmen, who walloped Detroit 34-15. On defense, the Bell limited Portland to a WFL-low 51 plays and held the Storm to 123 total yards, 80 of t h e m on the g r o u n d . The Chicago Fire, which silenced Houston 17-0, is No. 2 on total defense, having permitted 148 yards. On the ground, Memphis was best both iways. The Southmen rolled up 207 yards against Detroit while giving up just 56 rushing yards to the Wheels. Philadelphia was a close No. 2 in rushing offense with its 201 yards. Houston grudgingly gave 71 yards to rank second rushing defense. The Bell also leads in passin offense with its 227 yards, 1 more than New York. On pas ing defense, Chicago gave up stingy 32 yards. Philadelph allowed 43. Memphis' 34 .points scored the first week of. games toppe WFL team scoring, one pi ahead of Philadelphia. Chicag the only team to score a shu out with'its 17-0 victory ove Houston, is No. 1 on scoring d tense. Florida, Birmingha and Jacksonville each allowe seven points to tie for second NEW YORK (AP) Out- elder Reggie Jackson of 0ak- in d leads seven returning vet- rans and one newcomer elect- ', today to the American' eague squad lor major league asebnll's 45th All-Star game uly 23. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn announced that Jackson re- elved an unprecedented 3,497,58--the highest for a single layer in All-Star history--of no record 6,545,712 votes cast y fans nationwide. "It's great to get more votes lan Henry Aaron or Johnny Bench, to be recognied by the eople," said Jackson. "It's a nice feeling, and gives me confidence to play ball bet- er," he added. "I'm thankful ie fans have given me a 'OOSt." _ Brooks Robinson of Haiti- (AP Wirephoto) nore, who won the balloting for UCLA Letter -Threatens Ticket Buyers --..'LOS ANGELES (AP) -Some UCLA basketball season ticket holders say a letter from the school contains a v e i l e d threat that their basketball tickets may be canceled if they do not buy season football tickets. · -- U C L A assistant athletic di. - .jcctor Robert Fischer denies any such implication, blaming · faulty phrasing. A July 3 letter 'from UCLA · Athletic Director J. D. Morgan read: "We need and must have your total support as there are "thousands of Football Season Ticket holders who would dearly love to be able to purchase Season Basketball Tickets in Pauley Pavilion where t h e Bruins play. In the r i s i n g . - e c o n o m y it is imperative to . .consider that priorities be given 'to the people who support the _ total athletic program." One ticket holder who got the ·letter said. "I considered your not-so-veiled threat of taking our season basketball tickets 'away from us if we do not buy season football tickets the poor- ,cst kind of sportsmanship and "·- .totally unworthy of the h i g h quality of Bruin athletics." ·* "I tbink they have a lot of nerve. It amounts to bribery," another said. "I can see how people could ·have read an implication into the letter," Fischer said, speaking for Morgan who was on vacation. "It was sent out in 1 somewhat of a hurry. A couple flf sentences could have been suggestion that lie third base spot and is erennial 'All - Star, observed, 'With the start Jackson lad, he deserves it." Jackson's manager, Alvin 3ark, had another thought. "Even with that amount of ·otes, Reggie is underrated," he Oakland skipper said. "He should get all the votes and be a unanimous choice." Jeff Burroughs of Texas got 1,546,766 votes as the runner-up AL outfielder and the only leader .who was .not a 1973 All-Star starten ' : Bobby Murcer of New York got 1,539,335 votes to capture .he final starting AL outfield berth For the n i g h t game in Pittsburgh. But Oakland's Joe Rudi was a close fourth with 1,347,545 votes, Other winners were: First base, Dick Allen, Chicago; second base, Rod C a r e w, Minnesota; shortstop, Bert Camp- aneris, Oakland; third base, Robinson, Baltimore, and catcher, Carlfon Fisk, Boston. Carew led all infielders with 2,402,968 votes to beat Kansas City second baseman Cookie Rojas, who gained 1,269,585 votes. Campaneris collected · 2,143,524 voles against 841,283 for Detroit shortstop Eddie Brinkman. Robinson, 37, of Baltimore got 1,437,716 votes to make him an All-Star for the 15th time-- 10th as a starter. Sal Ban do'of Oakland trailed in the third base balloting with 921,665 votes. , -' Allen of Chicago had 1,285,911 votes while Boston first baseman Carl Yastrzemski collected 1,204,604 as the runner-up. American League. Manager AMERICAN LEAGUE ALL-STARS .. .members oj this year's American League All-Star team include top row, from lejt, Chicago's Dick Allen, first base;'Baltimore's Brooks Robinson, third base and Oaklands Ben has Campaneries, shortstop. Bottom row, pom lejt, Oakland's Reggie Jackson, outfield; Texas Jejf Burroughs, outfield; New York's Bo!)!)!/ Murcer, outfield and Boston's Carlton Fisk, catcher CAP Wirepholo) NATIONAL LEAGUE ALL-STARS .. .members of this year's National League All-Star team include, from left, top row, Cin- A-nei-icaii i^a ut; IVIBUB ui cinnati's Johnny, Bench, catcher; Los Angeles' Steve Garvey, first base; Cincinnati's Joe Mor DidTwiU^ms 1 of 1B CaIifornfa 1 'wm gall, second base and Los Angeles' Ron Cey, third base. Bottom, from left, Philadelphia's choose the All-Star pitchers and Larry Bowa, shortstop; Los Angeles' Jim Wynn, outfielder; Atlanta's Henry Aaron, outfield reserves. · · 0 , I( j Cincinnati's Pete Rose, outfield Aaron, Gqrvey Both Starters NL All-Stars Decided By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Steve Garvey, a write-in, and Henry Aaron, a shoo-in, were at opposite ends of the voting but will be teammates on the National League team July 23 in the All-Star game at Pittsburgh. In balloting announced Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers' Garvey, a five-year major league veteran hatting .312 this year with 65 RBI and 15 homers, received 1,082,489 votes for the first base position, the smallest total of any first-team · playing on the same team with Ail-Star. Atlanta's Aaron, the major league's all-time home run king, got 2,636,250 votes, the most received by any NL Ail- Star. · , "Just playing against Hank Aaron lias been a tremendous thrill," said Garvey, who was not listed on the printed ballot and is the first write-in to make the starting team since Rico Carty of Atlanta in'1970. "Now No Chairs For Rookies Rookies in San Diego's football camp appear to he hard put for chairs but actually are engaged in back muscle strengthening exercise. T h e camp opened last week in San Diego with a conspiclous absence on the part of striking veterans. (AP Wirephoto) According To Bowie Kuhn Baseball Still Tops Last Draft Pick Joining Fast Company In Miami Dolphins Training Camp him in an AjI-Star game is just something I ' never thought could happen." "I'm honored to make it again," said Aaron. "And it's a little something special this year since' it will be my last." This will be Aaron's 20th All- Star appearance, his 15lh as a starter. Los Angeles and Cincinnati each have three players on the first team, and both also placed a runner-up on the squad to dominate the NL's 1974 lineup. Joe Morgan second base I was playing It meant a ·rephrased. "But the we're trying to coerce people -inlo buying football tickets or SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- r Bowie Kuhn, national commissioner of baseball, says the national pasttime is still the No. 1 5ame in the country despite constant threats by other s p e c t a t o r a n d participant sports. But his confidence was tempered with recommendations to make the gariie even more interesting. Kuhn, here over the weekend and Monday to speak at the Inland Empire Hall of Fame luncheon, says he's encouraged major league clubs to consider altering their ballparks to Top Seed To Si ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Top-seeded Bruce Manson of Southern California was scheduled to see his first action today in the boys 18 division of the St. Louis District Junior Invitation Tennis Tournament. Manson, who is rated fourth nationally, will meet Buddy Brawman of Little Rock, Ark., after drawing a bye Monday. In the hoys 18 division Monday, third-seeded Jack Gorstich of St. Louis defeated unseeded Jon Molin of Yonkcrs, N.Y., 6- make the game more interesting. "I think some of the older parks with their unusual dimensions, like Boston, make for more exciting baseball," Kuhn said. The Boston park, with a 302- foot left field line, makes extra- base hits more common. "The most exciting play in baseball is the inside-the-park home run, but you don't get many of those, so the next most exciting is the triple," he said. "The high wall (in Boston) keeps the ball in play and you act more bafe runinng. And e Action Today 4. 6-2 and Tom Kriess of Southern California, seeded sixth, downed Sumner Chase of Charlottesville, Va., 6-0, 64. Third-seeded Shelly Hudson of St. Louis advanced 60, 6-1 over unseeded Beth Norton o p'airfield, Conn., in the girls 18 division. The tournament is being hel( through Saturday at the Triple A and Dwight Davis Tennis Center courts in Forest Park. I has drawn more than 600 en tries. hat's what the fans like to ] ee." i While major league game at- ' endance has increased, "over .he past five years it's b e e n elatively stable" in the minor i eagues as well, he said. In the Pacific Coast League, or example, Spokane's poor at- endance figures-- more than 15,000 below last year -- have een more than offset by Sacramento, the league's leading attendance club. The popularity in Sacramento ms been credited largely to the _ a l l park-- converted Hughes Stadium -- offering a shrunken slaying field which turns rela- ively routine fly balls into lome runs, Kuhn said. 5%* 53/4% 6i/ 2 % 6%% 7'/2% We have a saving! program and Interest rate to meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association 301 N. East Avenue MIAMI (AP) -- What chance of success has Ken Dickerson got? The same chance as Don Nottingham and Charlie Wade. Dickerson was the last man selected by the Miami Dolphis in the National Football League draft. But being No. 442 in a 442-man draft and trying to latch on with the defending Super Bowl champions doesn't faze him. "My chances are just as good as everyone else in camp," Dickerson said. "Coach Don Shula told all of us we had a 50-50 chance. "I believe in myself. Jusl because a player was picket in the draft ahead of me doesn't necessarily make him better And the free agents aren'i necessarily worse." Dickerson Is a 5-foot-9, 180 pound corherback from Detroi via little Tuskegee College in Alabama. "At first I thought I'd come to camp and everyone woulc point at me and say, 'Theri he is, the guy picked last in the draft.' ENJOY! KING EDWARD one or a handful Nottingham, the Dolphis' roly- oly backup fullback and spe- ialty team whiz, was the last lan selected -in the 1970 draft y the Baltimore Colts. He has een collecting a National Foot- all League paycheck since. Wade, a wide receiver who pent most of last season .on fie Dolphins' taxi squad before eing activated and is given a good chance of sticking with the egulars this year, closed out he 1973 draft when picked by Miami. A t Tuskegee, Diekerson itilized his speed 9.5 seconds "or 100 yards at defensive back or 11 interceptions in his junior and senior years. He averaged 27 yards per carry on returns and led his conference with four returns for touchdowns. For Cincinnati, led balloting for with 2,153,061 votes, Johnny Bench led balloting for catchers with 2,628,465, and Pete Rose took one of three outfield positions with 2.084.563 votes. For Los Angeles, J i m m y Wynn was voted the third outfielder with 1,625.259 votes, and Ron Cey oulpolled all other third basemen with 1,593,929 They joined Garvey as the three Dodgers on the NL firs' team. Wynn, who played 11 years vith Houston before coming to he Dodgers this year, said his .election "meant that people understood what I was going hrough when vith Houston . great deal to me mainly because the Dodgers are winning he pennant after my being .raded from Houston to LA." The other first-team member was Philadelphia shortstop Larry Bowa. A record 6,545,712 ballots .vere cast this year, compared ,vith'4,011,237 last year. Runners - up included T o n y Perez of Cincinnati at first with 1,059,611; 'Dave Cash of Phila- d e l p h i a a t i;693,389; Mike second with Schmidt of Philadelphia at third iwilh 1,476,447; Bill Russell of Los Angeles at shortstop with 1,085,494; Bob Boone of Philadelphia at catcher with 871,924, and Reggie Smith of St. I/)uia in the outfield with 1,209,503. Reserves and pitchers will b« named later this week by Yogi Berra, manager of the New York Mels, 1973 NL champions. WE PAY TOP MONEY For J U N K BATTERIES Our 20th Year in Fayetteville. 442-9567 605 South School Hiway 71 South VAUGHN BATTERY Rent a New Piano On Our Rent-cr-Buy Plan For Beginner Student New Pianos from $760.00 Mason Hamlin Wurlitzei Knob* Fischer Wurlitzar Organs Rents for $15 Monthly Rent op to six monlbf, If you decide to buy, w* will make full allowance charge on the purchase price. 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