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2B · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., July 28, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, A R K A N S A S Illlilll Mike Gaspeny Night Bowlers And Leroy: IWhat Brings Them Out? ; - Leroy Brown Is a natural- iborn talker. Once the self-pro- ·Sclatmed "Double 0 Soul D," 'iBrown conducted a successful record show for U. of A. station KUAF, his raps soothing ·lovers' quarrels, but now ·'·Leroy, along with David Clc- ·iments, orchestrates the late thours at Fayottevillo's only t a l l - n i g h t bowling mccca. , (Wearing shades in the dim '·atmosphere, Brown -- an in- idustrious Business Manngc- jjnent major who has probably held most-of the odd jobs In town -- has some theories about what possesses people to bowl after midnight, a .question which has always i-BUzzled this reporter. fi? There is an obvious expla- ;nalion, of course. The lanes jiattract clients because they /serve as one of the few spols rOpcn after midnight in Fay- ·etteville, There is little else (o do for the moon-directed. ^Leroy cifes boredom and the ^evasion of family difficulties ;as two likely motivations, but J he also emphasizes the thcr'a- ;peutic power of keggllng. j Bowling relievos- tension," j Brown asserts. "A lot of our f regulars are coming off night r'shifls at factories. Bowling .'relaxes 'em. When you're on : an alley, you have to concen- ;.lrate,'and you automatically ;lose yourself. Also, we get a Mot ot students bowling during -.Finals. They come here to ^ease the: pressure. Some of ." em even come out to study '.here, helieye it or net. · The ; ball rumbling up the a l l e y . gives them a continuous ·sound, a.relaxing noise." "CATCHING HABIT" r David Clements, a stocky -j figure working toward an ;_A1.A. in Civil Engineering and , Brown's nocturnal counterpart,, claims that bowling is 'a "catching habit." The game '·is satisfying because "it's the ^only snort where the ball - comes back to you. You don't have to chase it." When activity at the counter lags, Clements, sporting his own howl- ,ing shoes, exhibits the addictive quality of the game by keggling along with the custo- . raers, trying to master tips he received from the late Bill Welu on televised bowling. ;·: The night custodians occa^ - slonally serve as ears for dis- tressed bowlers nnd as instructors. "My a i m : J s to be sociable," Brown maintains. "I like dealing with people. Sure, we have somebody now and then who tells you his troubles. That's all right with me. I listen. It's part of the job. When I was a deejay, I did the same thing. I'd say: 'If you're feeling down and depressed, gimme a call, and I'll play your request.' A tune can lift a man. So can bowling." Brown recounts a story about an inhibited nightly visitor who . never bowled. "We had this giiy who came in every night, bought a Coke and watched the other people bowl. He must have done that for about a year. One night I'm talking to the man, and he says: 'I never bowl because I don't know how. I'm scared people wuuld laugh at me.: I say: 'Come on, man, nobody's gonna laugh at you here.' So the man rose, and Loroy paired him with an experienced bowler who demonstrated the fundamentals. The fledgling proceeded to score a 113, respectable for his first attempt. After the game, he hurried to the counter and exclaimed: "Ma'n. 1 really did onjoy that!!" : While I was talking to Brown, certain vibrations struck mo. As Leroy estimates, only 10 per cent of the after-midnight customers are dedicated bowlers. The rest are searching for something else. Perhaps it is the permanence of the lanes. Then, too, there are always open alleys late at night, and bowlers, many of whom are extremely superstitious, can select a favorite alley and ball. The regularity of the sport -- with its tote hoard, pins crashing like waterfalls, a n d sweeping automatic setters -- provides a pleasant hypnosis, a convalescence from the chaos of the day. Bowling offers a metronomic order, physical exercise and the prospect of excitement. .A burly man with a Hog- red bowling bag enters at two a.m. He walks smiling to the counter. "I was driving by, and I couldn't resist," he informs Leroy. "I Just didn't want to go home." Roger Brown Says · : ''"·' ^ * ,'^ 0 . Hes Being Fair MEMPHIS (AP) - Roger Brown, a four-time American Basketball Association all-star, said Saturday he is not asking too much money to play for the Memphis Sounds "or any other team in the ABA or the NBA." "After being in the league seven years and with what I've done in the league, I don't think my price is loo high," said Brown in a telephone interview from Indianapolis. The seven-year veteran forward recently played out his option with the Indiana Pacers and put himself on the market. Brown's name was mentioned Friday as a possible addition to Mike Storen's Sounds when Storen announced acquisition of . Brown's former teammates Me! Daniels and Freddie Lewis for forward Charlie Edge, an ABA all-rookie in his first season, and "a substantial amount of cash." Storen said he has talked to Brown's representative, but added there's been "nothing but talk." Earlier Storen had told a reporter Brown "wants too much money." "You would be surprised at what my asking price is compared to three years ago," said Brown, indicating his rates have gone down but refusing to say how far. "I feel I'm being fair individually as I feel ownership should be." TALKS WITH SEVERAL T h e 6-foot-5, 205-pound Brown, holder of the ABA record for most consecutive field goals, 21, and points in a playoff game, 53, said his attorney, who also represents Dan iels, has been talking with several other ABA and Nationa Basketball Association teams. He said the Pacers "have no control over me. They have no rights to me. Being a free agent gives me the right to talk to anybody." On the recent deletion of fou top veterans from the Pacer rosier. Brown said Indiana's management "maybe acted too hastily, may have gone overboard. They will be up a creek without George (McGinnis)." "When we won, it was the whole team." he said. "All the guys did their jobs. It wasn't any one player." The Pacers, Brown said, are still Irying lo sign him. The 32-y.ear-old Brown also said he doesn't feel he's too ol for pro basketball. "Personally, . I feel that' your peak when you're the strongest, fastest and sma test," he said. Moses Lajterman Fulfills Promise As WFL Placekicker NORTH ARLINGTON, N.J. (AP) -- Moses Lajterman's world fell apart Nov. 14, 1970, when his brother, Marcel, died with 74 other Marshall University football players, fans and crew members in a jet crash near Huntington, W. Va. But out of that agony came a promise. "I was a soccer-style field goal kicker then, just like Marcel, at Montclair State in New Jersey," Moses said in a telephone Interview from his home here. "And when he died, well, that's when I started working harder than I ever had hefore. "I worked harder because Marcel didn't get his chance at pro football. I promised Marcel I would make it for him." Thursday night Moses kept his promise. Four minutes into the fourth quarter, he kicked a 40-yard field goal, scoring for the first time in his pro career and giving the New York Stars a 17-15 victory over Philadelphia in a World Football League game. "You know, I always thought about making it in pro football, but I- didn't think I was good enough," he said, "I always hoped Marcel would make it. He had such tremendous talent and potential. I always pulled for him to be the one (o get into the pros." JVfoses, one of four brothers who grew up playing soccer in Argentina, always rented for the older Marcel. "At one time, it cost me my job," he said. "You see, we moved around a little bit in New Jersey and when we went to Lyndhurst, Marcel decidec he wanted to stay in Passaic. So, I was Lyndhurst's kicker. "When it got to be the time lo play Passaic, I happened to mention to our coach how greal it would be to kick against my brother. When the coach founc out what I was talking about he told me Marcel had to go to Lyndhurst, too. So Marce; transferred and I was out of a kicking job." Marcel played only nine games at Marshall before the fatal crash, but his credentials included a 50-yard field goal. "He was really good," Moses said proudly. "He was the biggest of all of us. and you could tell it in his kicking. He had a really strong leg. "Everylime I go onto a football field, I think of him. It's hard to explain, but I talk to Marcel when I go out there. 1 always sec his face in my mine and sort of imagine what he would be doing. "He was something great to ne, I loved Marcel." '^*'* RAHIN' TO GO the £28 Stakes Track !... Of 13,348. the Prince The and and $3.60. Prince going In quickly Jaieomo midway . . .jockey Darrell McHargue restrains Dan Lasater's unbeaten two-year-old thoroughbred stretch lilly, Hot 'n Nasty, as she gallops down the backstretch before a jinal speed Mai at Man- Pole, P mouth Park in New Jersey. The speedy miss will be challenging unbeaten Rujjian and tiuo from ( other juveniles in the $100,000 Sorority Stakes at the Oceanport, Nem Jersey oval Omer Dan , ? · ,, wlth ? five-length lead Lasater hails from Hot Springs Mongongo S ' X ° Ver Old Timers Upset Too Strikers Mingle At Game CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- 'National Football League old- timers, upset that they are excluded from the pension fund, demonstrated against striking members of the NFL Players' Association who manned picket lines Saturday outside the Hall of Fame exhibition game. Nearly 20 former NFL players mingled with the game's current performers outside Alderman Put Off Last Surgery January BLOOMINGTON, Minn. CAP) -- Grady Alderman put off cancer surgery so he could play with his Minnesota Vikings teammates in the Super Bowl last January, the Viking offensive captain has revealed' Alderman, 35, said Saturday that he learned of the malignancy In his groin after the Vikings had defeated Dallas for the National Football Conference title. Successful surgery was conducted three days after the Vikings lost the Super Bowl to the Miami Dolphins, Alderman said. "I noticed for some time last fall that there had been change in my body," Alderman said. "It was after the Dallas 'game that I decided to see doctor and have my groin checked. "The minute the doctor saw it, he told me that it was serious. Tt had to come out. The doctor also Informed me that the chances of it not being malignant tumor were almost nonexistent," Alderman said his physician wanted to operate immediately, "like the day after I saw him." But Alderman, who will start his 14th season with the Vikings this fall, said he could not allow that. "I felt that with the Super Bowl coming up too much was at stake," he said. "Many people hid worked loo hard and too long to get tbere. I wasn't going to walk out on the guys." Alderman said his doctor and team physician Dr. Don Lannin researched the matter and concluded "that there wasn't any darrger if I did play in the Super Bowl." "I felt there probably were 20 million people in the country who would trade with me for what I've been able to do in my 35 years," Alderman said. "I had lived a pretty good life. My spirits were good." Alderman underwent surgery the Wednesday after the Supe Bowl. "The groin was malignant as the doctor figured," Alderman said. "But he was very encouraged Of the four types of groin cancer, the type I had was the easiest to cure." In order to be certain the malignancy did not spread through the lymph -glands. Alderman took x-ray treatments for 20 days. "This was the worst part of it all, he recalled. "About 80 per cent of the time I'd get nauseated." Since then, though, there's been no sign of a recurrence and Alderman figured he's licked the disease. "So now I'm ready to start another season," he said. "Everything is behind me." Fawcett Stadium, site of the season's first pre-season con- csl between tha St. Louis Cardinals and the Buffalo Bills. It was the first time in pro sports history that striking ilayers brought their protests o a game. The two teams Jlttyed the contest mainly with rookies and free agents. "The Cardinals and Bills are not playing here today," said NFLPA President Bill Curry. 'The Cards and Bills are out here on the picket line. Among those supporting the old-timers by carrying a picket -ign was Marie Lombard!, wid- of Famer Vince "We're trying to make the players aware that those who quit before 1959 do not share in ;he pension fund," said Leon Hart, president of the NFL Alumni Association. I "We're asking that players before 1959 he included in the pension," said Hart, former Notre Dame and Detroit Lions great who retired 17 years ago. The alumni association has a class action suit pending in a Providence, It. I., court against S/FL owners and current players over the pension controversy. A pre-trial hearing is ow of Hall Lombard!. Connors Top Name SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) -- Wimbledon champion Jimmy Connors heads an Internationa field slated to compete in the $50,000 tournament at the Orange Lawn Tennis Club Aug, 19-25. Also entered in the tournament, the final tune-up for the U.S. Open at Forest Hills, N.Y., are Alex Metreveli of the Soviet Union and Vijay Amritraj of India. :cheduled for Sept. 17. "I can't believe what players rank and file the doing," Hart.said of the current strike. "They arc being misled. We are outraged at their unreasonable demands." Bill George, Dick "Night Train" Lane, and Lou "The Toe" Groza joined the old- timers pickets after they were inducted into the Hall of Fame prior 'to the game. Tony .Canadeo, also inducted Saturday,, did not picket. There' were no major problem^ between the two groups although they occasionally jarred one another. . . Curry led the NFLPA pickets who were ~ supported by more than 200 auto workers, machinists, and steelworkers from Northeastern Ohio. , "We're growing up as a union, and you guys are showing us how," Curry told the union workers before they left the NFLPA local headquarters for the picket line. "I can never tell you how much the players appreciate your coming out and supporting us," said Curry, who had nearly 60 fellow players with him. Curry acknowledged that fans are upset over the prolonged strike threatening the regular season. . "Folks are sick of turning to the sports pages and reading about controversy," he said "No matter how great our dif Gerald Ford Praises America And Football CANTON, Ohio (AP) - Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Saturday football is something special in the United States because the players are "typically American." "They are the amalgamation of the player finest," al the said Ford, a University of Michigan in the mid-1930s. The vice president said that football management also is typical of Americans because "they believe in the free enterprise system." Ford made his comments in a short speech following the induction into Pro Football's Hall of Fame of Lou Groza, Bill George, Tony Canadeo, Dick "Night Train" Lane. · The vice president said the reason America is strong is because of people associated with football--the owner, the player, and the fan. "1 happen to believe America is the best nation in the world," said Ford, adding that football is the cross-sec lion of what made the nation achieve Us greatness. As Ford spoke, a few heck- lers chanting "throw Nixon out" could be heard near the stadium . behind the smal crowd. -There were few o! them. · · Ford ended his career : with Michigan in 1B34, being named captain by his teammates dur ing the season that the schoo: won only one game. After school, he played in the East-West Shrine Game and the first college all-star game in Chicago,. before turning down a professional career to altenc Yale where he went lo law school and coached the fresh Open With Bruins BUFFALO, N.Y. .(AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres said Saturday they would open their 80-game National Hockey League season at home Oct. 10 against the Boston Bruins. M e a n w h i l e , t h e Buffalo Braves of the Natinal Basket ball Association announced an eight-game exhibition schedule beginning Sept. 26 in Toronto against the Detroit Pistons. FAYETTEVILLE SPEEDWAY WeoVThurs. - Aug. 14-15-8 p. m. Advance Tickets on Sale at Sears- Fayetteville. Tickets $3 Adults; Si Kids, day of Show at Speed-way ADVANCE $2.50 Adults ailh forgotten ^ter Horse is Stakes Philly A 4DELPHIA (AP) -- salcr's Prince of Truth t of the way in winning 075 Gettysburg Claiming at Liberty Bell Race aturday before a crowd B. ·ace was marred by a en Native Cadet clipped els of another horse after the start, throwing sr. Garth Patterson, to ck. Patterson was sent irby hospital for X rays. B of Truth's running all Sera was third be- )ngongu, · winner was clocked in for the 1 1-16 miles and rrgth victory over Mong- he 3'2 favorite. The end $5-40,. $2.80 and $3.80 ongongo relurned $2.80 50. e of Truth' took the lead ito the first turn but was joined by Jiacamo. 3 went a nose in fronl through the back- but at the half-mile ·ince of Truth moved off iacomo, came into the with a five-length lead creased it to six over go. · tmmm*^ CHUG ^^TM ^M ·· ·· ^|^^F - s are, the owners anc should stay at the bar table until this is set /e're showing our goo( y making major con s in all areas this d not elaborate. ' looked at a "Footballs en Men" placard car ' an old timer and salt ire suing us to be includ the pension ' plan. Bu omething we can't legal t's not a valid lawsuit." Scores Second-round scores S«turday n the Wheeling Ladies Proe s s 1 o n a 1 Golf Association Classic at the par-72 Oglcbay 'ark Speidel course: Carole Jo Skala 69-70-139 Vine Blalock · 71-74-145 Christl Pastore 71-74-145 Uaria Aslrologes 70-76-146 Kalhy Ahcrn 71-75446 Kathy Posllewalt 76-71-146 ..aura Baugh 70-77-147 Kathy Martin 72-75-147 Karolvn Kertzman 73-74-147 Debbie Austin , 73-74-147 Jo Ann Prentice 73-75-148 Mary Mills 74-74-148 Robyn Dummett 70-79-149 Betsy Cullen 71-78-149 Carla Glascow . 74-75-149 Roberta Albcrs 75-74-149 Marlehe Hagge 75-74-149 M, J. Smith 77-72-149 jenore Beserra 73-77-159 Diane Patterson 74-70-150 Clifford Ann 'Creed 75-75-150 Susie Robert 75-75-150 Pat Bradley 77-73-150 Kathy McMullen 77-73-150 Susie McAllister 76-76-151 ludy Melster 76-76-151 Rene Powell 78-73 151 ThliM round scares Eaturilav In the SZOO.OM Canadian Open Coll CSiampion ship on [tie 6,7SS-yard, par-70 Mississaoga Golf Club MUree: course: Bobby Nlools 67-$r-C8-- 302 Mlta HIM 70.G3-6S-203 N onol Ucbert $955-70-- 20j Lee Trevino 69-63 Off-- 203 John Sctllee - 6966-fi--20 Lionel Herbert (M-SS-TO-- 20: Larry Wise 65.67-69--205 Chi Clli Ilodrlguci 63-63-74--20 Torn Kile 60-69-66-20 I -firry Klcglcr 69-63*73 -- 20 G a r y Me Cord 7965-71 -- 20 Ben Crcnihaw 67-68-71--211 Curtis Sltford 70-S868-20 Lanny Wadkine; 71-69-66--20 Jnck N l c k l a U 70-65-72--20 Tom Shnw . -. 70-69-63-20 Gary Sanders 68-67-72 20 .Chuck Courtney 6369 69-- 20 Hay Floyd . . 71-67-69--20 J [h Ferr[el] ' 72-68-67--20 Gene Littler 69-68-71 -- 20 Rik Masjensale 6669-73--20 Sam Adams 67-70-71--208 Billy Ziobro 68-67-73--20 Tom Welskopr 72-M-71-- 20 Don Padgett 71-68-68--20 Kermit Znrlcy 70-70-68 -- 20 Bob Murphy 71-69-«a-20 Sieve Mclnyk 69-72-6720 Joe 72 88 -63- -20 TRI-LAKES ANTENNA " Sales and Service Niw u«d AnttnrtM Color · Bl«ck Whllt Boosters · Towers Free Estimates 751-7927 7SJ-B4M 7S1-0257 Nolan Sent To Indy Club For Workouts CINCINNATI (AP) -- Cinch- all Reds pitcher Gary Nolan vill report to the Reds' Indianapolis farm team Monday o begin a physical rehabilita- ion program following shoulder surgery, the 'Reds announced Saturday. Nolan, 28, a right-hander, had surgery last May to remove a calcium spur from his right shoulder. One of Cincinnati's top pitchers in the National League pennant-winning seasons of 1970 and 1972, Nolan's shoulder roblems have limited him to ippearing in .only two games for the National League team since 1972, · The Heds said Nolan Will work out with the Indianapolis team both at home and on the road. He is expected to spend at least 30 days building up 'rom light throwing to pitching matting practice. Campbell Heads List WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (AP) -- Tyler John Tyler running back Karl Campbell heads · a list of five players added Saturday lo the Texas roster for the 37th annual · Texas-Oklahoma Oil Bowl Aug. 17. Others selected are running back Jesse Payne of Wichita Kalis High, -linebacker Mike D onward of Bay City, . nose- guard Louis Hewlett of Austin Reagan and tackle Scott Mid- dlehrook of Abilene Cooper, .., The Texas roster now has . 19 players. 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