Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 23, 1974 · Page 7
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Tuesday, July 23, 1974
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While Resting Back Injury Eckwood Passes Time With TV LITTLE KOCK (AP) -- Jerry Eckwood will get his (ill of Wink Mavlindale, Peter Marshall and Allen Ludden--hosls of daytime television quiz ihows. He also ought to have all the poop on who loves whom on the soap operas. Eckwood is no television nut. The TV diet is almost unavoidable. The highly touted runnini back from Brinkley will spenc much of the next month in front of the television at his sister's home in Little Rock. He's recuperating from a slippec disc problem that at one time threatened to end his college career before it began. "I'm just supposed to la, around and take it easy - . . ge in a whirlpool and do a few ex ercises," he said. The exercises, Eckwood said, ncludc some silups and leg ills and other back-strengthening exercises." · "Nothing too strenuous," he said. "I can start jogging in a month ... just increase it day y day or week by week," he said. "Alter about two months, Ihe doctor said I could do some lull scale running and full scale iveightliding. After about the ;hird month, I can begin full scale practice." That would be the middle o October--halfway through the University of Arkansas footbal schedule. Eckwood was released from a St. Louis hospital during thi weekend after receiving treat men I for about 10 clays. Eckwood said the enzyme in jeclion used on him to dissolv lipped discs is still in the ex- erimenlal stage. He said the jrocedure had been used on 00-800 other persons. Eckwood, and the doctors, ..·e still not sure when the disc njury occurred. He was play- ng touch football when the pain hit. 1 tried to cut back across he field and I twisted my bt a little too far," he said. "It didn't hurt then, hut about 15 minutes later 1'started hopping around; I couldn't hardly walk." . He thought it was a straine muscle. X-rays failed to revea the disc problem. Eckwood rested three week but the pain did not subside. li contacted the TJA coaches am they arranged another exam ination. This time, two slippe discs were spotted in his vei ebrae. - 1 He said a neurosurgeon ant 1 an orthopedic surgeon cor. ulted him about possible sur- 'ery. "One of them told me that i' hey operated, I may do all ight and I may not," he said 'They told me I wouldn't get to play this season if they operated. They scared me p r e t t y good. I called .coach and tolc lim, 'Let's get a couple of oth er views before they cut on me." " Eckwood -said a couple o Fayetteville residents told Coach Frank Broyles about doctor in St. Louis who h a d treated them for problems sim ilar to Eckwood's. He spent more than a wee in Ihe St. Louis hospital. "The disc is gradually dib solving," he said. "I still got ttlc leg pain because the dis s still up against the nerve : ·ny back." He said the improvement hat ccn noticeable. "Last Monday, I couldn' :ven walk," he said. "Now ;an walk and get around much as I want to." The signing of Eckwood wa he icing on what was alread considered a top recruiting se son 'for the Razerbacks. He h he size 6-foot-2, 135), th speed (9.6) and the statist! (2.71S yards rushing on 263 ca ries and 33 touchdowns his sc ior year). He wants to get into an A kansas uniform as much as t Razorback fans want him to. For the time being, the acti will be confined to Password, 'llywood Squares and Gambit. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, TUDI., July 23, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S Intrepid Defeats ^ _ _ · · «» ; »,« pj va | Courageous NEWPORT, R.I. -- Intrepid defeated Courageous by one minute on the East Coast and ' Ihe waves could be heard 3,000 miles away. : "Intrepid's victory over Courageous may help the Seattle -, Sailing Foundation complete c raising the estimated $750,000 needed to rebuild, refit and defray crew, yard and yacht lender expenses here," said Dick Friel, the Intrepid's business manager, Monday. general public. Intrepid's funds Unlike most contenders which have been financed by wealthy s p o r t s m e n or syndicates hroughout the 123-year history, :he Intrepid is funded by the ,._.._ have been raised and are still coming in from individual donors and businesses, sailing and yachting clubs and a unique "nickel, dime and dollar" fund raising effort. Sort of a boat of the people. Allen Sure Sox Can Win CHICAGO (AP) -- When no bearing on how well he's go- AMERICA'S CUP ACTION .. .The American yacht Intrepid (n) has the lead over Courageous during the spin-maker rim on the third leg of their race Monday during America's Cup trials held at Newport, R. 1. NFL Players Gradually Returning To Camps Little by little, National Football League players are leaving their training camps to go to training camp. In some cases, veterans are leaving the voluntary workouts set up by striking members of the Players Association to return to the carnps the Association is picketing. In other cases, it's the reverse. In many cases, it's confusing. Green Bay placekicker Ches- ter Marcol announced Monday that he would break the union strike and report to Packers Dick Allen speaks, listen closely. His voica is as low as his upper eyelids are heavy which earned him the nickname of "Sleepy" as a youngster. Then interpret his remarks. He had just had one of those Dick Allen 'games. A homer, two doubles, two runs batted in and two runs -scored for another Chicago White Sox victory. "Gentlemen, what can I tell you?" he asked in his most majestic manner. "Nothing special," said the Allen who had hit four home runs in five games. "They're just throwing it where I'm swinging." When asked a personal question or one which might provoke' controversy, Allen re sponds "Nab, got nothin' to say 'bout that." Ask him about the White Sox pennant chances, Al len responds. - "Yes, we can beat Oakland It'll take some runs. Got t grind it out. We've played them heads up but we 'get no help." What Allen means is the So: have held their .own against I Lance Rentzel Back In Camp Despite Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS .'LONG BEACH, calif. CAP) -Twenty-eight striking Los Angeles Rams' veterans began voluntary workouts here Monday and welcomed back wide receiver Lance Rentzel, suspended by the NFL last season a f t e r pleading guilty t o possession of marijuana. The workout lasted Ior an hour as quarterback John Hadl called plays for Jim Bertelsen, Tom Mack, Joe Schibelli, Lawrence McCutcheon and others. Players said they expected the practices to continue until the strike ends. The veterans took turns shaking Rentzel's hand. "Good to see you, to have you back," said Tackle Charlie Cowan. "Thanks," said Rentzel, 30. "It's more than good to be hack." "I'm itching to see what I can do and I'm aware It won't be easy," Rentzel said after the drills. "Only competition will tell what effect the suspension had on the subtleties like timing. Sure, the strike is frustrating for me because I know I need the work. At the same time,.. I'm just elated to be back, strike or not- I used to say I can't wait for the season to start, Now my altitude is can't wait to get to camp Tuesday; punter Larry Seiple returned to the Miami Dolphins Monday-bringing to 15 the number of veterans there; and tight end Mike Hancock, used mostly on the special teams, reported to the Washington Redskins' camp at Dickinson University. At the other training camps where striking union members work out at their own pace, things appear to be going fairly well. In Washington, some 25 Redskins vets were joined by other NFL players including Alan Page of the Minnesota Vikings, Hermit Alexander of the Philadelphia Eagles, Cal Bnowden of the San Diego Chargers, Willie Brown of the Oakland Haiders and George Nock of the Baltimore Colts. "It sure beats doing nothing, star running back Larry Brown said at the camp, which was operated much like the one they are boycotting. Players opened the workout with warmups, ran aps and participated in vari|us drills with quarter-backs Sonny Jurgensen, Bill Kilmer and Sam Wyche directing the attack. "The main thing we're trying to do is get down the execution and timing," said co-captain Charley Taylor. "And we're gelling in some work." The same goes'for the Long A's, winning three of seve games, but the other team aren't. It's not that Allen doesn't re spect the two-time world cham pions. It's just that he's no awed by them and not ready t concede them the Western Divi sion title in the A m e r i c a League"Numbers aren't importan It's getting what you need fo the Sox is what interests m Not any records." The meaning is his 26 horn runs to lead both leagues hav No Freebies PITTSBURGH. (AP) -- Eve the sports writers and rad braodcasters had to pay to se the 1944 All-Star Game in Pitt. burgh. Proceeds went to th purchase of baseball equipmei for military bases. g. Homers are important IE a omer is needed to tie or win ie game. A single which wins game is more important than wasted homer. "We've got 11 games to go Friel said that several days after I h c Intrepid heat her arch-rival the Courageous, donations come pouring in Seattle. He said $553,731 has been aised but an additional $200,00 will be needed to keep In- repid on the East Coast. Monday's victory over Courageous should help. It was the first time that the American 12-meter yachts have sailed over the actual Amerca's Cup course since trials began last month. By winning, Intrepid took a 5 lead over her arch-rival in races this summer. Monday's race was high lighted by a record-breakinj tacking duel between the twi boats on the first windward leg In 4/z miles of sailing e a c 1 yacht made 53 tacks. A tack in volves a change of sails from one side of the boat to the other. The old record for the number of tacks on one leg in an America's Cup trial match race was 42, set in 1964. Ail-Star Bubble Andy Messersmlth of t h e Los'Angeles Dodgers blows a big bubble as he lakes part in a workout for the 41st annual All-Slur Baseball Game. Messersmilh will be Ihe starling pitcher for t li e National League. The game is scheduled to be played Tuesday evening in Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Stadium. (AP Wirepholo) Intrepid established her superiority on the first windward I leg Monday and led for the bal- I ance of the 24.3 mile race. Intrepid, a wooden boat built n 1967, is trying to become the rst yacht in America's Cup i story to defend the trophy iree times. She turned back \ustralian challengers in 1967 erations made on the West 3oast by Intrepid's victories on ie East.Coast, Friel thinks the ntrepid will defend the Amerca's Cup against either a Drench or Australian challenger when the matches start Sept. 0. nd 1970. With the financial rever- that I camp." How Times Change PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh last hosted the All-Star Game in 1059, and then Vice President Richard M. Nixon watched from the stands as the National League won 5-4. He was given a loud ovation before the game' at old Forbes Field, and he responded with a broad smile and outflung and upraised arms. Beach, Calif, camp of the Los Angeles Rams' veterans, where 28 striking players welcomed backwide receiver Lance Rentzel after his one-year suspension for pleading guilty to marijuana possession, In Ihe more orthodox IrainiiYg camps, coaches continued to supervise workouts with Ihe lalent they had available. The talent . in the New Orleans Saints' camp didn't seem to impress Coach John North. "We had to push them a bit this afternoon," North said. "1 thought they'd be ready to go afler having Sunday off." The Sunday off may be the last one the Saints will enjoy for a while; the exhibition season is scheduled to open in less than two weeks - whether the veterans are there or not- LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A son of Raise a Native, the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Majestic Prince, brought a world record price of $625,000 at the two-day Keeneland summer yearling sale Monday night. The price broke the old mark of $600,000 set at this same sale I last year, when Zenya Yoshida bought a yearling now in training in New York and yet to start in its first race. The record price was paid by Wallace Gilroy, who has homes in New York City and Golden Beach, Fla. Gilroy didn't show up at the auction, but tele- ith Oakland and that's it," aid Allen. "I like our chances gainst them right now better ban any other club. We're ough. We can open up and we an win one-run games." Allen gets m o r e than his hare of criticism. He's been ipped for not going through pring training in the usual anner. He gets criticized for ot taking batting practice. His replies this season have een his 26 homers, 70 runs atted in and a current .302 atting average. He has a good hance of bettering bis career igh of 40 home r u n s ' h i t in 966. "Just doing the best I can, ;aid Allen. "He's doing better than hat." said Manager Chuck Panner- "He's having the besl year in his life. He's doing it all. What more can anyone ask? And t think my program LS helping him." Tanner goes along with , Al len's spring training routine be cause "He's never out ol shape" and as long as Allen nits he doesn't have to take ratting practice. Tanner's program for Allen is rest. He might sit him out of a day game after a night game and seldom makes him play thi second game of a double header. "Too many people misunder stand him. "For example, one day whe we were through with battin practice I was sitting in my of fiee and the players were in th clubhouse. A writer comes i -and asks me where Allen was. port, as Purvis played errorless I said I didn't know. · ball for the second straight "He walked oft thinking Allen game. Phillip Arnold, who pitched for John Brown University last season, took the loss. McWhorter got three of the 10 Purvis hits, followed by Caughman and Beach with two each. Morris and Porter each had a hit, and Duke McDaniels contributed a 380-foot pinch home run. Purvis will begin play in the 16-feam state semipro tourna ment at Conway Friday night The double-elimination tourna ment will conclude on Augus 4. Purvis Coach Orby McClelant would like to schedule a "strong opponent" for tomorrow night. CICERO, 111. (AP) -- More than 77 persons were injured, at least two seriously, \" race fans pushed toward exits at Sportsman's Park after a fight started on the third loor grandstand Monday night. Some of Ihe injured told po- ice that the panic started when a man yelled "Someone's got a gun." Police said the man was not identified. Cicero police Sgt; Albert Sy- sora said the "gun" actually vas a screwdriver brandished ay one man. Algie Berry. 58, and McClure, 44, both of Chicago, were charged with disorderly conduct. They filed battery charges against each other, Sykora said. He said the fight started when McClure told Berry to get his feet off the back of t Injured rack Panic Dre ed, en Ihe ,er ird hi m. 30* a Sy- lk» L ] jed iiy go. rly ery Sy- ght er- . of McClure's chair. A spokeswoman at MacNea Memorial Hospital in Berwyn said 27 persons were trealed there and seven were hospi (allied, two in serious condition. She said she did not have their names immediately. At Loretto Hospital in Chi cago, where 41 were trealed Emma Wheeler, 64, of Chicago was hospitalized in fair condi lion with a concussion, a spokeswoman said. TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New Used Antennas Color · Black While Boosters · Towers Free Estimates 751-7927 7SI-84W 151.0257 WE PAY TOP MONEY For J U N K BATTERIES Our 20th Year in Fayetteville. MM** mr £*f 442-9567 1 605 South School Hiway 71 South VAUGHN BATTERY Purvis Adds Two Victories Purvis Sporting Goods ran its semipro baseball record to 23-7 over the weekend by beating Tyson's twice, 14-0 and 34. John Zachariason pitched a shutout Saturday, allowing just two hits and striking out seven. Lynn Claypoole took the loss. Purvis got nine hits, including two each by David Caughman and Rick Porter. Jack Morris blasted a 380-foot home run, and Rick McWhorter added a 390-foot pinch homer to center field. Tommy Neal. Rick Bowles and Mark Paul had the other hits. Neal allowed five hits In picking up the win Sunday. He received solid defensive sun- hadn't arrived at the ballpark yet. You know where he was? I found out later he was down in the dugout watching the other team take batting practice." Yearling Brings World Record Price At Monday Evening Sale sessions, which saw 159 horses sold for a total of $8,114,000. phoned earlier in have Keeneland's Beaver Level the day to director of sales, Wijliam Evans, bid for him. Evans said the price came as no surprise and oould have gone higher. The record sale came near the close of the first day's sales Beaver Lake level stood Tuesday at 1121.69 feet above sea level, down .34 from Monday. Engineers reported that one of the two generators was being used. TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL tfoaches, Anti, Spiders, etc. COMMERCIAL RESIDENTIAL. 442-7298 Sip it slow... Kentucky Beau We've been making gentlemen's whiskey ki Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone into Kentucky Beau.- We took our time making It. 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