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Grant Hall 'Bob Gardner Was Willing To Do Anything For Anyone' Sometimes, life just doesn't play fair. Here was Bob Gardner, studying at the University of Alabama Medical School to fgulfill his dream of being a pediatric surgeon. Sunday morning, he died of leukemia. Ten years ago this fall, Bob was an all-state quarterback for Fayetteville High School. He had won the starling job two years before thai as a sophomore in a game at Rogers. Everyone from Fayetteville who saw that game still remembers it. The Bulldogs were having trouble moving the ball, and decided to try Gardner in the second half. On his first play, Bob sprinted around left end. sidestepped two tackleis and lost his left shoe. He continued up the sideline, bare foot and all. for 20 more yards. That electrified th eKayetteviUe fans, and they stayed electrified for two-and-a-half y e a r s . I remember my dad saying. "Helll be all-state by the time he's a senior." Others had predicted the same thing during his ninth- grade year at Woodland Junior High. That was the year his ' family moved here from Poplar Bluff, Mo., I was in the eighth grade then, and had to miss the first few weeks of school with an illness. All I heard about during that time was 'this new guy, Bob Gardner.' PART OF THEM He was an impressive athlete, all right, but what impressed me more was how quickly he became a leader, and how the other players made him feel a part of them. For instance, there was the time he and Mike Blew held an impromptu 50-yard race. With 10 yards to go, Blew was hopelessly out of contention. In a gesture of grudging, but good-humored concession, he stopped, picked up a big dirt clod, and threw it at Gardner. The coaches couldn't help laughing. It wasn't long after ·that B o b G a r d n e r became "Goose." Said his brother Buford Jr., "I suppose it was because of his height, and the way he walked and ran." Buford Jr. got an inkling of his brother's athletic potential while attending Arkansas State University in Jouesboro. "One day," he recalled, "I heard some guys talking about a junior high game they'd just watched between Annie Camp and'Poplar Bluff. They said there was an eighth-grader from Poplar Bluff who could throw the ball ·15 yards, flat-footed. I told them, "That's my brother." Ken Ramey, now an assistant football coach at Siloarn Springs, remembers Bob's high school career as well as anyone. "Our senior year," began Ken, "Bob was captain and Shorty Brown and 1 were co-captaius. Bob could do everything in football, and he finished 10th in the state decathlon as a junior. MOST VALUABLE "He was named the most valuable back in the 1055 All- Star game, even though his team lost 0-li. No oilier Fayetteville player has ever won that award." II a in c y continued, "I remember the time a down- slate newspaper referred to Boh as 'Fayettevillc's Fearless Lender.' From then on, John purley, our bus driver, would always say, 'We can't leave until our Fearless Leader is ready.'" Ken added, "The thing about Bob was that people who didn't even know him always spoke highly of him. And then once ihey mel h i m , he was a friend from then on." Ironically, il was in that All-Star game of 1955 that Gardner injured his shoulder. He bad accepted a football scholarship to the University of Arkansas, and he "tried to play, but the shoulder just wouldn't let him. So he proceeded to the business of becoming a doctor. "He loved kids," said Buford. "It was his goal to help them." Bob and his wife Kathy (Dulan) had one daughter of their own, Christina Ann, and Kathy worked with disturbed children at Birmingham until a month ago. FAYETTEVILLE HOME "That's when they decided to come 'back to Fayette ville," said his brother. "Bol said he wanted to be with the people who loved him. Ht always considered this town bis home." Butord added, "Bob's ill ness was f i r s t diagnosed in April ot 1973. He fought it just as hard as be foughi everything. Leukemia can he a degrading disease, but Bob was a real man aboul il. lie kepi his spirits righl up to the end." Said Ken Ramey, "I lovec Bob Gardner. He was the best friend I've ever bad. He was willing to do anything for anybody. I just couldn't begin to say enough good things about him. What Ken, Steve Halladay Bab White and other formei teammates would like . to di is establish a Bob Gardne Award for future Fayetlevilli High School athletes. What Bob's family request is that memorials be mad to the University of Alabam. Cancer Research Center a Birmingham. Beyond Ihal, what we ca all do is pledge to live lif' as well as Bob Gardner Hvei il. League Leaders Winston Lives Up To Press Notices By The Associated 1'rcss A M E K I C A N i.BAdUE BATTING (350 at bals)- ircw, Min, .367; Ortoi Chi, RUNS--D.AIlen. C h i , 83; stb.mski, Bsii, Kl'. RUNS BATTED IN--Bur- ughs, Tex, 109; Bando, Oak, H I T S-Carew; Min, 187; Davis. Bal, 149; Money, Mil, 9. DOUBLES--McUae, KG, .34; utii, Oak, 34; Scott, Mil, 32; Henderson, Chi, 32. TRIPLES--Rivers, Cal, 11; tis, KC, 9. HOME RUNS--D.Allen, Chi, 2; R.Jackson, Oak, 28. S T O L E N BASES--North, ak, 40; Patck, KC, 31; Carew, in, 31. PITCHING (13 Decisions)- Hzmprm, KC, 10-4, .714, 3.08 unter, Oak, 21-10, .677, 2.73. STRIKEOUTS -N.Ryan, Cal 06; Blyleven, Min, 204. NATIONAL LEAGUE BATTING (350 at bats)-- arr, All, .354; Zisk, Pgh, .325. RUNS--Morgan, C i n , 97; chmidt, Phi, 9C. RUNS BATTED IN--Bench in, 107; Schmidt, Phi, 104. HITS--Garr, Atl, 204; Gar ey, LA, 175. DOUBLES--Bench, Cin, 33 lose. Cin, 33; A.Oliver, Pgh 2; Stargell, Pgh, 32. TRIPLES -Garr, A t l , 16 \.OHver, Pgh, 11. HOME RUNS-Schmidt, Phi 4; Wynn. LA, 20. STOLEN BASES--Brock, StL 9; Lopes, LA, 55. PITCHING (13 Decisions)-- ohn, LA, 13-3, :813, 2.58 Cald veil, SF, 13-3, .813, 2.9 Messrsmth, LA, 16 G, .727, 2.62. STRIKEOUTS--Carlton, Ph .94; Messrsmth, LA, 190. By GHANT HALL TIMES Sporfs Keillor Dennis Winslon didn't waste ny time living up to his press otices. By the time Ea/orback foot- ill practice started Tuesday flcrnoon.' the soph linohacker rom Marianna could have read bout how'-.nVean he was in al east three newspaper stories. So w h a t : d i d lie do? During . drill against the Southern Cal assing offense. Winston chased quarterback .Larry Brown to the jpundary and then cold-cocked The blow, a solid shot to Ihti iclmcl, happened just inside he sideline stripe and was hcrcfore legal. But that didn't nake Brown feel any better. Rro\vn lay motionless for ull minute before coming to some semblance of conscious- icss. U ' was several minutes more before he could muster any levity aboul the situation. "The players arc getting a ittlc restless." explained Coach ?rank Broylcs,, "We've had ot of practices, not to bave played a game yet." Tempers flared on more than one occasion during the two lour workout, but no real blows andcd. The most violent outburst ol anger was self-directed. Nose »uard Wayman Hawkins, who was listed as a first-teamer for .he first time Tuesday, sprainec :iis ankle near the end of prac lice. With both hands, he hammered his helmet agains the Aslroturf. VALUABLE TIME 'We won't know how bad is for two or three days," sai( Broyles. "But he'll miss som valuable time." Broyles added that he wa disturbed by the lack of prac lice time so far for halfback Teddy Barnes, Freddie Dougla and Tommy Woods. "The thre of them haven't totaled mor than a week of practice," h aid. Douglas is scheduled to make ic switch (rom split end, but asn't practiced yet because of pulled leg ·mu.scle. Woods is :ill out wjth a sprained ankle. Broyles said X rays taken of 4ike Kirkland's right wrist Kowed no fracture, but he 'Mike still has pain when he Porkers Sign Kent Allison For Basketball Kent Allison, a standout forward at Western Kentucky last sity or Arkansas Tuesday, Razorback Basketball Eddie Sutton announced. brows the hall." Kirkland has missed the 'last nine practices ;itli the injury. The Razorbacks worked Tues- ay against Southern Cal's ffonsive formations. "They use 5 formations in every game," aid Broylcs. "We had a tough ime getting our defense acljus- cd today. There's^ a lot, of earning to be done." Defensive left tackle Stan Audas, a junior letterman from Valdron, has advanced to the second team behind Gerald ikinner. Audas started seven jarhes at center last year after {anciy Drake was hurt, hut had icen listed as a third-team ackle until Tuesday. Sophomore Johnnie Meadors las been working at defensive right end, where he's listed as alternating with Ronnie Wren jchind .William Watkins. Meadors played linebacker in the pring. UEPT11 CHAIIT OCfense SE--Cr.iip, O'Hricn, J. Jackson ,T~Skinner, Audas " ' .G--Koch, Hampton J--LaKarsue, Drakc-I'ope RG Thielemann, Ron Fulclier R T -- K i n g . Pclray TE--Yoder-Dfllingsley. Morrison HUB--E-'orLc, Lusby-O. Jacksor KB -M. White-Watson. Fuclib LMB--B. While, Barnes «B--Bull-Miller Oelense LE--Jurilan, Craw[ord-D. Futcher LT--Manor, l,ewLS-Bniwn U!--Winston-Burns N--Hawkins. Campbell-!,. Karris LB--McAree. Dally RT-- RhicldtehoovGr, McK i rmey-Roner BE--Wntkfris, Mpncfors-Wrcn LC--Thomas, M. Harrls-Stuckey SS--Milchal!. T. Harris FS--HoKan, Busby RO Smith, Sluckey-Sampson of several ath- in a rule mis- by the Ohio Allison, one letes involved interpretation 'Valley Conference, becomes eligible immediately, marking a :)ig step in Button's rebuilding program in his first year al Arkansas. A two-year letlerma n at Western Kentucky, the 6-6, 205- poundcr Allison will be a senior He selected Arkansas after the likes of Kansas State, North Carolina State, Texas Tech Pirates Keep Pace With 8-2 Win LSU, Richmond and Oregon State sought his talents. A starter throughout the 1973 74 campaign, Allison averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Hilltoppers posted a 15-10 record. ' ' K e n t ' s decision means immediate help for our pro gram," said an elated Sutton "A player who has proven him self in big-time college basket ball is a tremendous asset. ONE OF BEST "He's an excellent shoote ind an agrcssive rebounder 'Kent should be one of the be vingmen in the Southwest Con 'erence this season." Allison is a newlywed. He am Lhe former Lanetta Mitchell from Bowling Green, Ky,, wer marrried Aug. 28. Allison was an all-state per 'ormer at LaSalle High Schoo Ind. He was selected lo pla the Kentucky-Indiana Al Star Games, capping a brillian high school career. He led th Indiana team with 27 points i the first game and 23 in In second. Asked why he chose Arkai sas, .Allison said, "I talked all three of the coaches here, and was impressed with all hern. Also, Fayetteville is sim ar to Bowling Green." Kent is a piiys ed major, an Lanetta is a junior majorin in elementary education. Cards Sweep Twinbill From Expos By. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Montreal Expos stopped Lou Brock in the opener of .heir twi-night doubleheader Tuesday. Brock was retired in each of his four trips to the plate, although the Cards posted a 5-1 victory. But the Expos ran out of luck :n the second game, won by St. Louis 8-4, and Brock swiped his 99th base of the season. That theft, in his 136th game, left Brock just five short of Maury Wills' record of 104 stolen bases set in 1962. Pirates 8, Phils Z . .Jirii' Rooker, 11-10', pitched 'a six-hitteld for Ihe Pirates and also contributed the bat. His double started Pittsburgh on its way to a seven-run outburst in the fifth inning, and his two-run single capped that rally. Richie Zisk's bases-loaded triple was the big hit in the middle of the Pirates' seven- run explosion. Giants 9, Dodgers 5 John Monlefusco, promoted .0 the Giants on Monday from .heir Phoenix farm club, took over with none out in. the first inning and the Giants trailing 42 and checked the Dodgers on just one run the rest of the way "or the victory. The Giants moved in front 6-4 in the second when Dodger starter Doug Rau issued three walks and then Gary Matthews belted the first grand slam of his career. They added two runs in the third when Montefusco, in his first time at bat of th'e year, belted a two-run homer, The Reds scored a pair of runs in the ninth to beat Houston. Pinch-hitter Terry Crowley led off with a walk and moved .,, third on an errant pickoff .hrow. Crowley held third when Pete Rose beat out a high hop- jer to shortstop for a single, )ut came home on Joe Mor- Coach To Call Plays ATLANTA- (AP) -- Coac Norm Van Brocklin of the A lanla Falcons said Tuesday 1 will again call offensive pla from the sidelines during tl 1974 National Football Leagi "I call Ihe plays," I to right who had gan's single. Braves 7, Padres 2 Mike Lum drove in the tie- breaking run and then scored what proved to be the winning run in the sixth inning for the Braves, who . added four unearned tallies in the eighlh. Lum's line drive scored Dusly Baker, walked and stolen second. Lum scored when Craig Robinson bounced a single through the middle. Mets 2-11, Cubs 0-4 John Milner drove in the only runs of the opener wilh a homer and a single, Ihen highlighted a five-run rally in the seventh inning of the nightcap with a two-ruri single. said. "And the logic is that man who works at football months of every year shou know enough to call the rig plays. That is our system." orthwett Arkanwt TIMES, Wed., Sept. 4. 1974 AYrrriviLLi. ARKANSAS White Sox Rookie Gains Confidence With 2-1 Win y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jack Kucek has always had ic equipment to make it in the lajor leagues. Now he has the onfidence. Making only his third start in ic American League, the ivift,, young Chicago White Sox tcher won his first game in ic big leagues Tuesday night, eating the Kansas City Royals Amrilraj Faces Toughest Test In Ken Rosewall FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) -- Vijay Amritraj, the affable ndian with a lethal racket ays he's al his best when he's onsidered the underdog. "I always play belter agains : guy who is expected to beat ne," he said after his 6-3, 6-3 j-4 triumph Tuesday over Mar y Riessen, the No. 11 seed. But Vijay fears bis magic :arpet might be grounded by [en Rosewall, his quarter-fi lals opponent in the ?271,72C U.S. Open Tennis Champion ihips. Jimmy Connors, the No. ieed who beat Rosewall for thi Vimbledon crown, sought a q u a r t e r-final berth todaj against Jan Kodes. John Newcombe, the defenc ng champion, and No. 2 seec advanced Tuesday, as did Ar thur Ashe. Connors' financee, Chris ert, who shared the winner' circle at Wimbledon .with him '.seed Liisiey Hunt of Austral! ;pday in a bid · for the sem finals. But Miss Hunt, seede ighth, thinks she just migh have .the combination lo bea liris, the No. t seed. After al she was within two points upsetting her in the secon round of Wimbledon. In one of the most evenl matched women's quarter-f rials, former Wimbledon chai pion Evonne Goolagong m Kerry Melville in an all-Au tralian test. Miss Goolagong seeded fifth and Miss Melvil fourth. In one of the oldest acts the modern tennis era, Bill Jean King played her doub partners, Rosemary Cacal Their previous meetings are lo numerous lo mention, but tl number of times Rosie has wo could be counted on one han with fingers to spare. 1 with late relief help. Kucek, a Miami, Ohio, Unl« ersily student just last year, as picked up by the While SOT the free agent draft last me. In the other American eague games, the Cleveland idians beat the Detroit Tigers 1 in the first game of a dou- leheader before losing the sec- nd 5-4 in 11 innings; the Texas angers stopped the Minnesola wins 6-3and the Oakland A's efealed Ihe California Angela 0. Kucek struck out six and ·atkcd' two before leaving in ic midsl of a Kansas City ral- r in Ihe eighth inning. Frank White doubled and vent lo third on a single By ada Pinson. chasing the Whita ox rookie. Terry Forster then ave up a run-scoring single to ookie Rojas before getting the ide out. Chicago jumped on knuck- eballer Bruce Dal Canton, 8-8, 'or two runs in the first inning n Pat Kelly's leadoff single, 'ony Muser's RBI double an iiit later and Ken Henderson's ingle to center. Kucek gave up only three hits icfore the .Royals' eighlh-innihg uprising. Indians 5-4, Tigers 1-5 Gaylord Perry didn'l allow a lit for five innings and finished vith a six-hitter to pace Oeve- and's first-game victory over Detroit. Tom Veryzer's run-scoring single with two out in the llth nning lifted the Tigers over the Indians in the second game. With one out in the llth 1- With one out in the llth inning of Ihe nightcap, Ben Oglivie slammed a double to left; After Reggie Sanders was intentionally walked, the runners moved to second and third on an infield grounder before Vcr- yzer stroked his game-winning single to left. 53/4% 71/2% We have a savings program and interest rate to meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue Open Bally Mf Sunday Cl«**l WED..THURS., FBI,, SAT. Local Golfers , Finish High Two golfers with Fayelteville connections placed high in the president's flight of the 49th Oil Belt Invitational Golf Tournament which concluded at El Dorado Country Club Monday. Scott Seller of El Dorado, a junior at the University of Arkansas, shot rounds of 81 and 69 in the rain-shortened event for a total of 150 and second place. Randy Reed of Arlington, Va., finished third with rounds of 78 and 73 for 151. Reed, a graduate of Fayetteville High School and the U of A, is currently working on his doctoral dissertation in political science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Jerry Johnson of El Dorado won the president's flight with 79-70--149; Ben McCurry was fourth with a 78-74-152. · Cliff Frisby.- a senior at Memphis State University, won the championship flight with a score of 140. The El Dorado CC course plays to a par of 71. 10-Round Bout BROCKTON, Mass. 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