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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 29

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Sunday, July 21, 1974
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Rotand Martin: Secret Talent . By AUBREY SHEPHERD TIMES Outdoor Wrller Months have passed since the Arkansas Invitational B.A.S.S. Tournament. Several other tournaments have since been held.on peaver Lake, and for many people the B.A.S.S. National is now only a foggy memory of a lot of fancy publicity and promotional work for a group of fishermen who mostly caught very few fish and were unimpressive except for their expensive tastes in fishing and boating equipment. But for those of us who were on Beaver Lake that week (March 31-April 5) the B.A.S.S. National tournament is more than a foggy memory; it is a combination of adventure and nightmare. The men in the tournament all seemed bigger than life at times as they faced greater challenges from wind and water than could have been expected in April on Beaver Lake. The practice days were a spring lark. We sped happily about the lake, finding a few fish and not at all worried about success. The water's surface temperature was rising daily and there seemed no reason to doubt that plenty of bass would be in the shallows during the tournament days. The beautiful new 16- foot Sea Star Catcher bass boat supplied to me by Rogers Jeep and Marine performed well with its 85- horsepower engine. All the colorful bass boats darting about Beaver Lake in search of concentrations of fish were like some strangely disoriented flock of geese, newly painted during the night and each one unrecognizable to its friends. Bass Cat, Ranger, Ouachita, Fabuglas, Astroglas, Sea Star, Skeeter, Terry and many other brands were represented. All were alike in being fast and large; each was different in that its owner had stamped his unique notions of boating perfection on it. Some had placed depthfinders, seats, controls, trolling motors'and all sorts of other gadgets in unusual places on their boats -- striving to find a perfectly convenient arrangement. Many operated their trolling motors with a certain foot or hand. A few stood to fish and guided their trolling motors with a knee. Some had as many as three depthfinders; most had two; all had at least one depthfinder. Tournament rules required that they have at least one aereated live well; many had two live wells; at least one boat had three separate iive wells. Because B.A.S.S. stresses safety almost above success, all boats used in this year's tournaments have a kill switch--a device to cut off the engine in case the driver is thrown from his seat. Bilge pumps are also required on B.A.S.S. tournament boats this year. Life jackets must be worn by all contestants whenever gasoline engines are in operation. These and all other safety features proved their value on the opening day of the 1974 Arkansas Invitational Tournament. The wind was an important factor on that first day. Gusts were obviously far higher than the reported 35 miles per hour. Several boats were swamped or nearly swamped. One sank completely; another turned over. Being in an 18-foot Ranger bass boat with an experienced boatman like Roland Martin, I felt safe enough. But standing on the bow deck, with gusts of wind almost knocking i:s overboard, Roland and I never shed our life preservers. We stayed in the protected coves whenever possible, but we frequently fished along shorelines which were paralleled by the wind. Never in my 30 years of fishing had I covered as much water in such a short period. This day was far different from what I remember as my first successful fishing trip -- a still summer day on a meandering ' Louisiana bayou when I managed to wrangle ashore a four-pound catfish, though I was only three years old ·; and probably weighed no more than thirty-five pounds. ; Like anyone who knows Roland Martin's reputation, ·; I was excited to learn that I was to fish with Roland the first day. When I talked with him at the kick-off banquet I got the impression that he was worried. But ] tried to think positively -- that surely last year's top B.A.S.S. money winner would have some fish located. Roland Martin's method of having the two of us share the front deck, not using our swivel chairs bill standing together and casting, was not unique but · was new to me. Most bassmen want their partners far to the rear, safely in the back seat. But Holanc wanted to keep control of his trolling motor -- which he operated with his hands and steered with his knees -- all day, and sharing the front deck with his partner is one way to justify staying oh the front himself. Even though Roland did not use a foot control on his trolling motor, he still worked so very rapidly, that I founc it very difficult to get in a cast ahead of Roland. He continuously cast to new water, never checking a spo more than once and seldom casting far from cover. Within two hours we had tried three non-producing spots Roland knew of and we were fishing in a spo where I had located fish during practice. Roland man aged to get two good-sized Kentucky spotted bass from one of the places I took him to. His lure was the (Continued on 4B) Leaving For El Dorado These eight Fayelteville golt- TS and three cliapcrones prc- are in leave for El Dorado, site of the 18th annual Ar- kansas Girls State Championship GoU Tournament. Pictured, from left, are Susan Pearce, Carcn Talbof and Gail Davis; cliaperones Mrs. Sue Davis, Mrs. Gene Hudson and Mrs. David McNair; Lucy McNair, Cheri Lcc, Debbie Douglas, Helen Hudson and Marie Clinton. (TIMESpholo by Hay Gray) n Simple Ceremony On Country Hillside Dizzy Dean Laid To Rest WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) -- Dizy Dean was laid to rest Satur- ay on a country hillside fol- owing a simple ceremony 'hich reflected none of the amboyance that characterized im in life. "He has left us, but he has ot left us empty," said the tev. Bill Taylor, paslor of the ny Bond Baptist Church in Viggins, little more than a pop ly from Dean's sprawling inch, style home north ot Wig- r ins. Jay Hanna Dean blazed into he limelight during the trying imes of the early l!)30s as a baseball pitcher of uncanny ability. But it was his gift of gab and uninhibited down-home humor hat made him a fixture on the lational scene for nearly half a century. "Few men will be remem- jered as he will be, a man of iindness and good will," said :he Rev. Taylor. "He was an institution it would have been oeen a tragedy to . institutionalize. "His speech didn't always follow the rules, but he was better understood than our best grammarian." The minister said Dean's dialogue with life was like "letters writ from the heart, not the head." MILLIONS LOVED HIM Dizzy's childlike tendency to blurt out whatever came to mind endeared him to millions, including many younger people whose only knowledge oE his prior baseball greatness canie rom what they read and leard. Sometimes they heard it Erdm Diz himselE as lie entertained millions on televised games during the 1950s and 1960s with tales of how great he and other oldtimers were in their days. But when Dizzy bragged, it wasn't like an ordinary braggart. And his fans loved him all the more for it. He died Wednesday in Reno Nov. of a heart attack at ag 03. Dean crisscrossed the natio and hobnobbed with president but he always came hornet 1 this tiny town of some 3,000. And, in (he end, it was mail ly the residents of his adople home town--black and white who made up the overflo crowd at his funeral. orthweM Arkansas TIMES, Sun., July 21, 1974 '·' 3B AYETTtVILLE. A R K A N S A S ' Unitas Ready To Help Chargers If Called On SAN DIEGO (AP) -- "I'm isl here, 1 don't know what ic coach wants me to do," a y s quarterback Johnny Initas, entering his 19th--and ist--year as a National Foot- all League player. Unitas is as nnsnre of liances of playing this season s the rookies and free agents the San Diego Chargers raining camp are, although c has a no-cut $250,000-a-year ontract. The new Chargers coach, 'omniy Prolhro, is beginning a icw system for the troubled earn and says he's building for lie future. And Unilas, at 41, is not the ulure. "I understand," he said. "If I .·ere coach of this team I'd nakc the same decision. I felt he same way a year ago. .ouldn't understand why lhe xuight my contract." The Chargers paid (he Balti- nore Colts $150.000 for Unitas after the 1972 season and igned him to a two-year con ract, reportedly a t . $250,000 a ear. He sat out the second half ast season with back and njuries. The Chargers finishet 2-11-1. (heir worst season ever. Despite the likelihood he wil set? lifllc or no aclioti on the ield this season, Unilas report cd !o the training camp 01 schedule, becoming the onl; Charger veteran In cross th picket line outside U. S. Inter national University. About 2 teammates were on the lin with signs asking him not t cross. "1 have an obligation to b here, an obligation to th Chargers and an obligation I my family," he said in an ir terview. "I don't oppose the players union, though I'm not real clea about the freedoms they're de landing. They're striking for lings that don't concern me. I an't look ahead seven years, his is my. last season." Unitas, the NFL's all-time 'ading passer, only works out I (he afternoon practice, lornings he watches the drills nd talks with coaches and layers'. "This team can accomplish,£ ot with a little more organ- laiion, a little more discipline ml concentration," he said. \ U n i t a s said quarterback csse Freitas, Ilia Chargers' Jo. 6 d r a f t choice, from San Jiego Slate, "looks like liels iccn around for two or three ears. He has a real good touch vilh the ball." Freitas and sec- nd-year veteran Dan Fouls, vho has been manning the picket line, are considered like- for the starting Chnrger luarlcrback spot this season.'.1 Five Stroke Lead STOCKHOLM -- Tony Jacklin of Great Britian fired a scvonTM under-par G5 to take a fivfii- stroke lead over Sam Torranco of Scotland after two rounds o,f .he Scandanavian Enterprise Open Golf Tournament. " 51/4% 53/4% 6'/2% 7Vz% We have a savings program and interest rate to mee( your needs. " Fayefteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue American League All-Stars Outspoken About Decisions CHICAGO (AP) -- You can't please everyone all the time and sometimes you can't please anyone. Catcher Ed Herrmann of the Ihicago White Sox doesn't want to play in the All-Star game and will not. Sox' Pitcher Wilbur Wood will go to the All-Star game but ic's iipset about the gentlemen's agreement among American League managers not to use All-Slar pitchers in Sunday's games. Manager Chuck Tanner of the White Sox is bitter that Ken Henderson and Jorge Orta weren't named lo the team. And the Milwaukee Brewers can't understand how Johnny Briggs was not selected to the team. .Representing Milwaukee will be Darrell Porter who said, "It not only surprised me but everybody on the ball club." HERMANN REFUSED Herrmann flatly refused to play in the game after he had been named by All-Star Manager Dick Williams. He will be replaced by Jim Sundberg of Texas. "1 promised my wife and kids I would go home (to California) and spend, the All-Star break with them," said Herrmann. "That's all there is to it. Also, I've been playing on a ba'd ankle which I've hit with batted balls five times in the last month. I need the rest." Wood was incensed over the agreement not to use All-Star jitchers Sunday. As a result, he vorked Saturday with only two days rest instead of taking his -egular turn Sunday. "I don't mind because I have i reputation of working with two days rest," said -Wood. 'But what is the objective of the American League races? To win a division or to win the All Star game? Why should Ihe Sox or any other club be deprived ot using a pitcher on Sunday." Outstanding Value. OUTSTANDING FEATURES OUTSTANDING LOW PRICES T-SHIRTS} · Taped, reinforced collar ieeps shape · Neatly faem- jned bottom and sleeves · Full-cat f or true comfort fife Medich Stops Kansas City NEW YORK (AP) -- George "Doc." Medich of the New York Yankees pitched eight innings of no-hit ball Saturday before Fran Healy led off the ninth with a clean single. Medich wound up with a two-hit, 6-2 victory over Steve Busby and he Kansas City Royals. Medich struck out three and valked two. Until Healy ripped a line single up the middle anci Richie Schcinblum followed with a louble down the right field line, iledich had benefitted from a udgment call by the official jcorer on a third-inning fly ball hat fell between two New York outfielders and was called error. After Scheinbluin's. double. W e d i c h , 12-7, wild-pitched Healy home and Scheinblum scored on Amos Otis' grounder. It was the fourth straight vic- .ory for Medich, but the ninth- nning runs ended a personal 24-inning scoreless streak. The Yanks scored a first-inning run on singles by While, Bobby Murcer and Ron Blomberg, then knocked out Busby with three runs in the second, scoring on Busby's wild pickoff throw and singles by Sandy Alomar and Maddox. Murcer's single and Vada Pinson's two-base error on the lit gave the Yanks Iheir final two runs in the seventh inning. Woody Hayes checks over football helmets in the Ohio State University locker room this week. The 61-year-old Back At Work head coach is back on the job after suffering a heart attack June 6. He will coach the Buckeyes for an unprecedent- ed 23rrt season. Hayes says, "I'll probably slow down on things unimportant. Not coaching." (AP Wircpholo) BRIEFS ATHLETICS · Fine Swiss ribbed tnit breathes with, you · Taped neck and shoulder straps · Long stay-In tail avoids "bunch-up" ' Neatly hemmed legs ' No ironing needed · M a x i m u m 1 % shrinkage Jieat-resistanfc elastic waist band · Elastic leg openings for comfort* ablefifc Wards super-wear underwear at hefty 24 % savings. CHECK WARDS OUTSTANDING LOW PRICE Walt Garrison Takes Part In Cheyenne Rodeo CHEYENNE, Wyb. (AP) --: Joe Alexander oE Cora took the lead in bareback bronc riding aEter Ihe first day's competition at the Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo Saturday. 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