NFL Fans Not Buying Without Stars By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Silent until now as the warring ' parties in the Â° National F o o t b a l l League traded charges, the fan struck the loudest blow yet this weekend. His message was clear: he's not very interested in watching rookies and free agents play football. Â· Â· ' 'The striking NFL Players Association, which had knocked out the College All-Star Game, hoped to do the same thing to the league's exhibition season. The union didn't pull it oft, but the strike--which forced most clubs to field teams virtually devoid of name veterans--did chop average attendance figures at least in hall during the first full weekend ol preseason play. On .Sunday, the Players Association's executive committee met for five hours in Washing ton, D.C., and voted to continue their adamant stand agains the owners in the 36-day-old strike. . Bargaining which broke down Thursday is scheduled to sume Tuesday. There was nothing approxi mating a sellout last weekenc and, in some cases, the crowds were downright meager. In 71,000-seat Illinois Me morial Stadium in Champaign 111., 12,877 fans showed up a. St. Louis beat Chicago 10-7 Sat urday. Officials estimated the game would have drawn 40,00r fans without a strike. The Oilers beat the New York Giants Saturday night befor 15,501 fans, one-third of wha they drew a year ago. And i Washington Friday night, 16,41) spectators--the fewest ever t see a pro football game in 54 3 7 4-s e a t RFK Stadium- watched New England beat th Redskins 21-16. But, there were a couple o good crowds, too. The New Orleans Saints, wh lost to Pittsburgh 26-7 Salurda night, attracted 45,329 fans- still about 20,000 under New 0 leans' 1973 average exhibitio attendance. And Oakland had 41,043 fai on hand--about 11,000 beta last year's preseason sellou - figure--to see the Raiders bej] ; Dallas 27-7 Saturday night. In all, 272,127 fans showed u ~ f for 11 games, Friday night, Sa - urday afternoon and evenin and Sunday night. A year ago, the first fu "..weekend of NFL exhibitions--1 -...games--drew 521,782 fans. Th first full weekend ends tonigh when the Chiefs take on the D troit Lions in Kansas City. Refunds, from a few thou nd in selected cities to the ,800 demanded in Buffalo, ere provided,- according to FL policy because of the rike. : There were a few standouts mong the rookies and f r e e gents who, in many cases, ould h a v e already been re- ased had there been no strike. Kenny Polke. Miami's unher- 1 d e d rookie qua rterback, Ided r o o k i e quarterback, ven though the Dolphins lost f-13 in Cincinnati. And John Jones, a free-agenl walk-on quarterback f r o m isk' University, passed foi scores of 33 and-12 yards t eteran David Knight anc ookie running back Bob Burns rom the University of Georgia allied o v e r for three short ardage touchdowns in t h e els' 41-19 rout of Denver. hysical Exams Tomorrow For (iwanis Kids Physical examinations fc payers in the Fayettevill Ciwanis Club's "Kids Day ootball games will be give omorrow at the Youlh Center The games, for boys enterin, he third through the sixt grades this fall, will be playe Aug. 16 at Harmon Field. Tield. Third graders are to repor for physicals at 4 p.m., fcurt graders at 4:15, fifth grader at 4:30 and sixth graders a 4:45. : Thurl Copelaud, director c the games, said today th; several hoys are needed complete two of the four team He stressed that every bo 'ould get ample playing time Beaver Level Beaver Lake level s t o o today at 1119.12 feet above se level, down .04 from. Sunday .Engineers reported that o n generator was being used. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Men., Aug. 5, 1974 'Â· FAYITTEVILLI, AWKAHIAI IT Buddy Baker Finishes Second Petty Wins Rain Marred 500 Race MOUNT POCONO, Pa. (AP)' -- If the political parlies are looking for presidential timber, maybe they should tap auto racer Richard Petty on the shoulder. Back during the 19V2 election campaign, a lot of automobile bumpers in the South carried stickers and metal plates that read, "Richard Petty for President." Some also endorsed BH- y Graham for vice-president. Petty, a 33-year-old stock car driver from Randleman, N.C.. las become a folk hero south of the Mason-Dixon line for his exploits on the tracks--mostly winning. And Sunday, ' he proved to about'50.000 people north of the Mason-Dixon line that it wasn't southern folklore that made him so popular. He out-duelled four of the South's other stars in a brilliantly executed, though rain-plagued. Grand National stock car race at Pocono International Raceway to record the the 161st victory of his career. Hours after the race, the $1.5 million career winner still was standing in the mud at Pocono signing autographs. "He's second only in national popularity to A.J. Foyt," one observer said., "And Foyt gels his because of his three Indianapolis wins, it's a sham* Petty never ran at Indy." Foyt, meantime, passed up the Purolator 500 at Pocono to get back into the headlines himself. Tkke a good friend to court. GILLIAN ON THE RUN .. .Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Joe Gillian runs out of the pocket with New Orleans .tackle Walter Anderson (79) giving chase. Gillian who was in camp less than a week, connected on 11 oj 19 passes jor 15S yards as the Steelers won their exhibition contest 26-7 before a crowd of 45,000 Â· Little Current's Owners Confident Loss Not Disturbing OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP). -Little Current's loss to Holding Pattern by the narrowest of noses in the Monmouth Invitational Handicap isn't scaring trainer Lou Rondinello off of his colt's Aug. 17 date with Chris Evert, the filly. "No, sir. We will be at Saratoga and we're going to win," s a i d Rondinello Saturday, shortly after Little Current--the Preakness and Belmont Stakes winner--was beaten by Holding Pattern. But trainer J.J. Sarner, who said he was thinking of sending Holding Pattern against Little Current and Chris Evert in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Springs on Aug. 17, may change his mind when he starts remembering that had the $100,000 Monmouth Invitational been a yard longer than 11-8 miles, his 'gelded 3-year-old .ikely would have finished second to Little Current. The Travers is a furlong longer than the Monmouth. Holding Pattern, a little- known gelding with the b e s t record in the 10-horse field/fan what Sarner called, a "perfect race" and just held on to beat Amateur Title NIAGARA FALLS,. N. Y. -George Burns III, of P o r t Washingtcmn N.Y., fired a final- round 72 Sunday to win the 16th Amateur golf championship by three strokes. the late-charging Little Current. Jockey Michael Miceli took Holding Pattern to the f r o n t after the first six furlongs and Little Current was six lengths off the pace at that point. Little Current caught Better Arbior, who finished third, at the tip of the stretch -and beat him by 3 lengths. Earl Anthony Holds Top Spot In $50,000 Event HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -Earl Anthony is lucky to be in first place in a $50,000 Open bowling tournament here. He doesn't have to watch the dogfights for position that are going on behind him. 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