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·HOBU Grant Hall A Hectic But Exciting Week For The Van Eman Family SPORTS SECTION B FAYETTEVIILE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, 1974 Blue Chipper Decides Against Football For the Lanny Van Eman family, this past week has been an eventful one. On Friday, Janis left for Bowling Green, Ky., where Lanny has heen working since last month as the number one assistant to Western Kentucky basketball coach Jim Richards. They'll soon be joined by their children, who have been having the time of their lives with grandparents. Bob, 12, attended the All-Star game on Tuesday.night with Lanny's parents at Pittsburgh. Earlier, he saw the Pirates play Cincinnati four times. Lauren, 10, has been soaking up the sun on the beaches of New Jersey with her mother's folks. Janis stayed in Fayetteville to finish her master's degree in speech pathology and audiology. Until Friday, she hadn't seen the house that Lanny bought in Bowling Green. In typical good nature, she said, "This Is only the fourth major move I've made without Lanny." The couple spent a night at Bowling Green on a trip east last year, though, and she liked what she saw: "It's a great deal like Fayetteville, and we've been extremely happy here. The towns are similar in size. Both" have all the advantages and few of the disadvantages of cosmopolitan living." Van Eman, who assisted at Western Kentucky's basketball carrip this week, says Richards is "a great guy." The Hilltopp'ers' head man has given Lanny "great leeway;" notes Janis. In other words, he'll be involved with both recruiting and coaching. Woods M ay Shun Porkers HOUSTON (AP) -- Blue-chip running back Tommy Woods of Angleton withdrew from the all- slar game at the Texas High School Coaches Association coaching school and possibly will not enroll at Arkansas next [all, it was learned Saturday. Dan Gandy, Woods' high school coach, told South selection committee chairman Sonny Meyers of Austin Travis Saturday morning that Woods had decided not to play in the annual schoolboy all-star game in the Astrodome Thursday night. Baytown Sterling running back Sammie Singleton, another top prospect, and Woods have signed scholarship agreements with the Razorbacks but Singleton said Woods apparently isn't planning to enroll. "I've been over there to talk to him but he may not even go to Arkansas," Singleton said. "He's got personal problems. I think his brother wants him to go into real estate with him." At Fayetteville, Ark., Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles said he had known about Woods' plans all summer. "We've known he plans to go to a commercial business college, but we've been talking to him," Broyles said Saturday. Woods was not immediately available for comment. He was replaced on the South All-Star team by running back Kevin Scott of Rosebud-Lott. "I thought we had it all straightened out," Gandy said. "Three weeks ago he told me he would play in the All-Star game but he wasn't going to Arkansas. "Then Thursday I'went out to see him and lie told me 'Coach I just can't play. I can't afford it." 1 . . ' · · · · · Gandy said Woods had some financial problems but none that -were insurmountable. "If he could re-adjust his ambitions, there is no limit to what he could have, financially as well as alhetically," Gandy said. "He just seems to have rebelled against football." News of Woods' decision came as players for the North and South football and basketball teams checked - into the University of Houston dorm ;tp begin workouts for the all-star Officials had another scare when all-star r u n n i n g back E.irl Campbell, of Tyler and Dallas Roosevelt end John Washington, another blue-chipper, were late in arriving. Campbell, who led Tyler to the state , Class 4-A championship last season, and Washington were the last players to report shortly before noon. Two other North all-star football 'players, Larry Johnson, Wichita V Falls Hirschi, and Jackie Dunn, Howe, will not play in the game. Johnson, who failed to pass he had decided not to was replaced by Hugh tiis physical, was replaced by Stanley Jackson of Weimer- Hutchins, Dunn, who, told officials play, Vealc or Van Alstyne. Registration of coaches begins Sunday' and officials are predicting another attendance record. The present record was established last year at Dallas. The all-star basketball gams- will be played \Vednesday night in the University of Houston Hofhcinz Pavilion and the football game is scheduled Thursday in the Astrodome. Co wood Pondering Frank Broyles says Arkansas Sports Information Director David Cawood has received "a very attractive offer" which would make him publicity director for the entire NCAA. Cawood interviewed for the position at Kansas City last week, before beginning a vacation. "He's pondering it," says Broyles. Meanwhile, all of the Arkansas assistant football coaches have returned from vacation and are "rarin 1 to go." That includes Gordon Norwood,'who will step into Don Trull's position as quarterback coach. About the condition of Jerry Eckwood, Broyles says, "There's still a lot of conjecture -- it may be months before we know." The target game for both Eckwood and Roosevelt Leaks is Arkansas-Texas, October 19. Professional Baseball St. Louis Takes 3-2 Victory By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AMERICAN LEAGUE Lou Brock Leads Blitz Of Cubs Boston Cleveland Baltimore New York Milwaukee Detroit Oakland Chicago Kan City Texas Minnesota California East W I. Pet 51 46 .526 51 46 .526 50 47 50 47 47 50: 46 52 West 57 41 49 47 49 47 50 50 47 52 .515 .515 .485 .469 .582 -.510 .510 .500 .475 GB W'A 19 At the State Amateur Golf Tournament in Fort Smith last month, Steve Holden noted, "I'm hitting the ball better than I've ever hit it." Shortly thereafter, Holden annexed his third straight Rosswood Invitational title at his home town of Pine Bluff. The 22-year- old golfer also had the low score last week in the Ouachita Valley tournament at Caraden, but couldn't win the championship because he started the final round in the president's flight. Might As Well Wait . . . Mike Gaspeny of our staff says there's no point, in checking the standings for the National League East until around September 10. The implication is that all six teams will stay bunched together in a mediocre pack. It's just the opposite in the West, where Eddie Mathews of Atlanta was fired for posting a 5049 record. Had the Braves been situated in the East where they geographically belong, they would have heen one game behind Philadelphia at the All-Star break. Mathews' firing seemed to surprise everyone. At least, no one mentioned that possibility during a jam session between games at a doubleheader in Atlanta last month. The jammers included Atlanta Constitution sports editor Jesse Outlar, Braves radio.announc- ers Milo Hamilton and Ernie Johnson, television announcer Charlie Jones, Paul Campbell, who played for the Arkansas Travelers in 1938 and managed them in 1953, and Tom Saladino whose story on Henry Aaron appears in today's sports section. Campbell entertained the group with stories about the old Southern Association. ("I was one of the higher-paid players at $115 a month. Most of the guys only got $85.") The stories struck a familiar chord with Atlanta newspaperman Charlie Roberts, who used to cover the Atlanta Crackers. "I traveled with the Crackers in 1958 when Bob Uecker played for them," said Roberts. "He's even funnier in person than he is on television. On bus trips, he used to plant a straight man in the front of the bus. He'd sit in the back and they'd go back and forth, keeping us all in stitches." Contrary to Uecker's self-projected image as a hopeless ball player, however, Roberts remembers him as a "great defensive catcher." Uecker also had his serious side. "I'll never forget how shaken he was one time when he suffered an arm injury and thought his career might be over," said Roberts. And despite his reputation as a weak hitter, Uecker once drove in seven runs in a game Roberts saw. Johnson was wrestling with a trivia question: Who played first base for the 1959 Chicago White Sox? Since then, I've thought of five possibilities: Johnny Callison, Walt Dropo, Steve Bilko, Jungle Jim Rivera and Ted Kluszewski. (Anyone know?) 39 61 .390 Friday's Results Texas 10. Chicago 6 Baltimore 9, Cleveland 5, 11 innings New York 5, Milwaukee 1 Detroit 1, Boston 0, 11 innigs Oakland 5, Minnesota-3 Kansas City 3, California 2 Saturday's Games Cleveland 3, Detroit 2 Minnesota at Oakland Chicago at Texas Milwaukee at Baltimore New York at Boston Kansas City at California Sunday's Probable Pitchers AH Times EOT AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit (Walker 4^2) at Cleveland (Arlin 2-4), 1 p.m. Milwaukee (Sprague 7-2) at Baltimore (Alexander 4-6), 2 p.m. New York (Pflgan 1-1) at Boston (Lee 10-9), 2 p.m. Chicago (Bahnsen 8-11 and Wood 16-12) at Oakland (Hamilton 6-3 and Holtzman 10-11), 2, 4 p-m. Minnesota (Goltz 3-5 and Albury 4-7) at California (Hassler 2-4 and Tanana 6-13), 2, 4 p.m. Kansas City (Briles 2-3) at Texas (Clyde 3-7), 8 p.m. .; . . NATIONAL LEAGUE East W T, Pet. GB Philapliia 50 47 .515 -St. Louis 49 50 .495 2 Pittsburgh 47 50 .485 3 Montreal 46 50 .479 3% Chicago 42 54 .438 7% New York 41 54 .432 8 West Los Angeles 65 35 .650 -Cincinnati 60 41 .594 5'/ 2 Houston 52 48 .520 13 Atlanta 51 49 .510 14 San Fran 46 55 .455 I9V4 San Diego 43 59 .422 23 CHICAGO (AP) -- Lou Brock doubled and singled and stole iis 64th base of the season Saturday, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Brock opened the nationally televised game with a double to left off loser Bill Bonham, 9-12, and scored on a single by Bake McBridc. Heggie Smith followed with a grounder that went through second baseman Billy Grabar- kewitz' legs for the first of five Chicago error, then McBride singe;' li grounder. Brock's to score fi iroved to h Ken Rei single and son. Wire Forsch, 3-: second and infield hit third. n shortstop Don Kes- mbled- Joe Torre's stolen base in the ng resulted in an er- enabled Mike Tyson rom third with what le the winning run. tz led off with a was forced by Ty- ining pitcher Bob 2, bunted Tyson to |- Brock beat out an sending Tyson to E FOB SECOND Brock then broke for second and when Grabarkewitz failed to cover the bag, Tyson scored. It was one of three errors for Grabarkewitz. The Cubs scored their two runs in the bottom of the first on singles by Kessinger and Rick Monday and a double by Billy Williams. Brock's heroics weren't limited to offense. He also made a pair of sparkling defensive plays. He robbed Kessinger of a double with a otie-handed catch in the made pinch-i fly in t That had ap but lira liams the pit Forsc the fir five m singles Swishe eight-h hatters sixth inning, then he a sparkling catch of ! Chris Ward's foul JVenth. That catch came after Ward had apparently singled to right, rd base umpire Billy Wil- had called time before ch was made. Forsch.had little trouble after first inning. He gave up more hits--three of them singles by rookie catcher Steve d finished with an - . striking out ofur natters without issuing a walk. Swisher singled in the second, fifth and seventh innings and base. advanced beyond first Jose Garden al singled with two out in the sixth. Tlie Cubs' final hit was a checked-swing, two-out doublo by Andy Thornton in the ninth. But pinch-hitter Carmen Fanzone grounded out to end tha game. Bonham was the though "he gave up .loser at- only one earned run. The Cardinals tagged him for eight hits in his seven innings. Pro Strike Ranks Beginning To Crack By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ers and the owners have agreed R. L. Gray of Fayetteville coached the First Federal Pee Wee League team this summer. Recently he came into possession of a poem, mimeographed and distributed by Little Rock Little League Coach Joe Holbrook. Gray stresses that most parents and fans In Fayettteville keen boys baseball in proper perspective, and I agree. But to help us all remember, here's the poem, entitled "Jus* A Little Boy." He stands at the plate with his heart beating fast. The bases are loaded, the die has been cast. Mom and Dad cannot help him. He stands all alone. A hit at this moment would send the teams home. The hall nears the plate, he swings and he misses. There's a groan from the crowd, with some boo's and some hisses. A thoughtful voice cries, "Strike out the bum." Tears fill his eyes, the game no longer fun. Remember, he's just a little boy who stands all alone. So open your heart and give him a break, for it's moments like this a man you can make. Keep this in mind when you hear someone forget. He's just a little boy and not a man yet. eg 1 Friday's Games Chicago 10, Philadelphia 7 San Diego at Atlanta, postponed San Francisco 5, Cincinnati 4 Pittsburgh 3, Montreal 0 New York 3, St. Louis 0 Houston 8, Los Angeles 7, II innings Saturday's Games St. Louis 3, Chicago 2 Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, San Diego at Cincinnati Los Angeles at Atlanta Montreal at New York San Francisco at Houston NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh (Demery 1-4) The National Football Players Association strike is beginning to look a little ragged around the edges. As it winds up its first month, most of the big names, which draw fans to the stadium and io the television set, have stayed away from training camps now manned mainly by free agents.and rookies. And the players association has managed to make a solid stand in halting the College Ail- Star Game and in making the Hall of Fame Game between Buffalo and St. Louis a game between two teams of mostly rookies and free agents. However, more and more, NFLPA Executive Director Ed Garvey is becoming like the little Dutch boy who put his finger in the dike to stop the leak. But for Garvey, new leaks are springing every day. The Cincinnati Bengals reported Friday they had 21 veterans in camp, the defending Miami Dolphins had 16, Cleveland and Houston had 11 each and Atlanta, Baltimore, Oakland and Washington had 10 each. DAM COULD BREAK The dam holding the other veterans back from camp could break this week. Both the play- Philadelphia 1:35 p.m. (Schueler 5-11), St. Louis (Siebert 7-6) at Chicago (Stone 3-3), 2:15 p.m. Los Angeles (Hudson 0 0 or Zahn 1-1) at Atlanta (Capra 10- (Spillner 5-5) at to meet Tuesday afternoon with top federal mediator W.J Usery Jr. in Washington. iWhile that statement was being made Friday, Garvey was announcing that strike aid of $50 to.$100 a week would be available to striking-veterans. The money pinch could drive veterans back to camp if negotiations continue to lag. And players could be drawn by the roar of the crowds, which Friday night will hegin cheering the first full weekend of NFL exhibitions. On Friday night, Cleveland is at Los Angeles, New England at Washington and Green Bay at Buffalo. On Saturday, Miami is at Cincinnati, the New York Jets at Denver, the New York Giants-at Houston, Dallas at Oakland, Pittsburgh at New Orleans, San Francisco at San Diego and Chicago plays St. So far, Garvey believes his association has the strength to continue to be an effective deterrent to the preseason or any season if player demands are not met. "From pur point of view, everything is going very well." said Garvey. "We've had problems with Miami and Cincinnati, out you really can't get le play- uptight about it because as you NFL Season Wars Open 5), 2:15 p.m. San Diego Cincinnati 2:15 p.m. Montreal Carrithers 1-1) at New (Parker .1-9), 2:15 p.m. (Billingham 11-7), (McAnally 6-11 or York San Francisco (Williams 1-2) at Houston (Roberts 6-8), 3'05 p.m. BULLETIN SPRINGDALE--Siloam Springs advanced to the finals of the District American Legion Baseball Tournament Saturday night with a 13-9 win over Harrison. The scheduled seven-inning game required two extra frames. Siloam met Fayetteville College Club in the second game, which started after 10 p.m. at Jaycee Stadium here. College Club needed a victory to wrap up the the championship in the double-elimination tournament. Siloam could have forced a final game Sunday by winning. College Club entered the game with a 29-8 record. CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Free agent quarterback Bill Bynam passed for two touchdowns Saturday, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 21-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the season's first National Football League exhibition. The annual Hall of Fame contest was played with mostly free agents and rookies while nearly 50 veterans picketed the nationally televised game in Fawcett Stadium. The pickets failed to cut into the near-capacity crowd of more than 17,286 watching the exhibition in muggy, 87-degree heat. Byntim, once on the Washington Redskins taxi squad, passed five yards to Greg "Grape Juice" Johnson and 13 yards to Bill Porter. Johnson, a free agent rookio from the University of Wisconsin, also scored on a one-yard run. Buffalo's scoring came on Boris Shlapak's 26 and 27-yard field goals and an 11-yard run by quarterback Gary Marangi, the Bills' No. 3 draft choice from Boston College. DENSON BRILLIANT Keith Denson, a rookie from San Diego State, set up two of the three St. Louis touchdowns with brilliant punt returns. The 5-foot-8, 165 pound wide receiver returned a kick 44 yards in the opening quarter to the Buff a 1 o 2 0-yard line, the springboard to Bynum's five- yard strike to ohnson. Denson rambled 38 yards with another punt return to the Bills' 16 in the second quarter. Five plays later, Johnson punc- maxing a 73-yard surge, gave the Cardinals a 14-10 halftime lead. Buffalo's lone touchdown, climaxing a 73-yard srge, gave the Bills a shortlived 10-7 edge when Marangi circled right end from 11 yards. The game was part of the annual Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies. Lou "The Toe" Groza, Bill George, Tony Sanadeo and Dick "Night Train" Lane joined pro football's shrine before the contest. The players' pickets, aided by area United Auto Workers union members, left midway in the first quarter. Twins Receive Good Pitching OAKLAND (AP) -- Glenn Borgmann drove in three runs backed the eight-hit pitching ol Ray Corbin, and Ind the Min nesota Twins to a 6-1 victory over the Oakland A's Saturday The Twins scored three runs in the first inning against Jim "Catfish" Hunter, 14-9, whose personal winning streak was snapped at seven games. Tony Oliva led off with a double and Bill Holt singled him to third. Eric Soderholm doubled for one run and Bor gmann singled for two more. Singles by Holt and Soder holm and Borgmann's sacrifice fly made it 4 0 in the fourth in ning. In the seventh, a walk to Rod Carew, Steve Braun's single, a sacrifice and Bob Dar win's double gave Minnesota two more runs, p un down the list .of teams, ve're in good shape. It's going o be awful tough ',o watch Cincinnati and Miami all year." The Buffalo Bills have 47 players in camp and no veter- ns. Ralph C. Wilson Jr., owner of he Bills, 'said he talked-Friday vith striking veterans. "They have stayed out there hese last two or three weeks as a group," be said, "and I old them to continue that way nstead of coming in one by sne." BEARS NOT CLOSE _ The closest the Chicago Bears have come to attracting a veteran to their camp at Ren- ssalaer, Ind.; are three mem bers of last year's taxi squad. Punter Bobby Walden is the only veteran who. has reported ,o the Pittsburgh Steclers while the Los Angeles list only two veterans among their 63 players. Many of the striking veterans lave begun practicing on their \vn. Picketing resulted in the arrest of 20 Green Bay Packer veterans Thursday night, and -he veterans who picketed the Hall - of Fame game Saturda ivere themselves picketed by oldtime players. While the NFLPA picke signs called for solidarity, there aas been a slow trickle of play ers returning to training camp and the flow increases daily. Johnny Unitas was the firs big name to defy the strike crossing into the San Diego raining camp. But .Unitas re ;ired and eliminated tha threat. Other veteran defections have not been so easy to shunt aside The Oakland Raiders had four starters in camp -- Jim Otto, Fred Biletnikoff. Tony Jline, Pete Banaszak and Ken Stabler--when ageless wonde George Blanda reported Thurs day night. "This is my 25th year in foot ball, and I wasn't going to le anything cancel it -out," said the 47-year-old Blanda, addjng that he did not go along with players' freedom demands. The Falcons have four start ers back from last year, eluding linebackers Tommj Nobis and Greg Brezina, offen sive guard Dennis Havig am running back Art Malone, VAN BROCKLIN GRUFF As for the pickets, Atlanta Coach Norm Van Brocklin, nev one to hide his feelings said: "Take it from someoni who knows. Even the old Friendly 'bartender at the neigh borhood bar won't buy you 10-cent beer once you hang .tha jock up. There's always some one to replace you wheth'e you're a player, coach or own er." . The presence of quarterback Roman Gabriel in the training camp of the Philadelphia Eagles was seen as an in dication that several other yet earans might not be far behind "I had a feeling that Gab might be going," said playe representative Tom Dempsey "I hadn' ttalked to him in week. I didn't feel like buggin him every night. Besides, hp\ you can pressure a man !ik Roman Gabriel? I kno\ is that when the strike is over I'll still be taking orders frorr Coach Mike McCormack an I'll be looking up to Roman Ga briel for leadership, tha gam as last year." CHI CHI'S CHA CHA .. .Chi Chi Rodriguez dances for joy after sinking a birdie on the 18th hole of the Canadian Open Golf tournament to set a course record of seuen-under-par 63 on Friday. Rodriguez, who led after the second round, blew to a 74 Saturday Bobby Nichols Forges One-Stroke Margin In Canadian Third Round PORT CREDIT, Ont. (AP) --I Veteran Bobby Nichols came, from three strokes off the pace with a wind-blown 68 and swept into a one-stroke lead Saturday after the third round of the $200,000 Canadian Open golf championship. Nichols, who combines his lour activities with his job as dead pro at the famed Fire- stonet Country Club in Akron. Ohio, put together a 54-hole total of 202. That was eight under par for three trips over the 6,788 Mis- slssaugua Golf Club course and one in front of challenging Lee ig" ,, . - Trevino and Mike Hill going into Sunday's final round or " ' national championship. Trevino--like Nichols this thw winner of one title earlier this season--and Hill also bad two- under-par 68s in the hot, windy weather and were tied for second with 203. "I've hit the ball a little better every day," Trevino said. "I'm getting closer and closer with the putter very day. I jusl hope I can hit the ball as well tomorrow and maybe make putt." SCHLEE AT 201 John Schlee was one more stroke behind at 204 after a 69. Chi Chi Rodriguez, who let after a second-round 63, didn'l .Vise, Lionel Hebert, Larry Ziegler and Tom Kite. Wise had a 69, Hebert 70, Ziegler 73 and Kite 60. Kite's four-under-par ound matched the best of th» day. Jack Nicklaus once was with- n two shots of the lead but fal- ered. He finished with a 72, wo over par, . and was five hots out of the lead at 207. 'om Weiskopf and Arnold 1 almer were one more stroV.s ehind. Palmer took a 68 and Weiskopf a 71. Nichols scored the llth victory of his 15-year career earlier ;his season in the San Diego Open and, with ?71,660 in earn- ngs, is enjoying one of his best years. WANTS THIS ONE He would like nothing belter .han to win this one. In addition :o the $40,000 first prize, tha winner gets a berth jn the four- man field for the World Series of Golf which will be played on make a birdie in the round and blew to a 74. third He was lied at 205 with Larry Nichols' home course this fall, don't really need any "You extra incentive to win," he said. "But if there !s one, well, the World Scries would sure ba it." Nichols, who plays some 20 tour cvenls a year, had a very solid round that included 18 pars and two birdies. He missed four greens but chipped close on three ot them and saved par with a 10-foot putt on the other.

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