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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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Aubrey Shepherd Public Transit And Outdoor People Unless you have tried to walk, bicycle or hitchhike lately, you probably do hot realize how desperately Fayetteville -- and all Northwest Arkansas -- needs some sort of public transportation system. Last year's so-called energy crisis forced a few people to begin to conserve fuel and even join car pools arid use bicycles some. Getting a ride around town is pretty tough. For a number of reasons Americans dislike giving rides, even in a time when fuel is in short supply and to walk or, hitch a ride appears to be a positive virtue. Partly, fear motivates people to turn their eyes away from a person on the roadside. And the fear is not entirely without foundation. There have been many crimes committed by.'hitchhikers, but drivers commit their share. Another problem is the tendency of modern man to use his automobile as a kind of sanctuary from life's pressures. With air-conditioning and a stereo tape player, a modern auto may seem a little piece of paradise, for recent generations one that has come to replace the little piece of nature traditionally man's best refuge from society. But the automobile is a very expensive replacement for something that formerly was free. . Us sale price. and its operating costs fpr the owner are only the ififtst obvious manifestations of the auto's efcpeniiveriess. More serious are the carbon rnonojdde fumes which are helping to destroy world health and the consumption of fuels which for a future generation may be even more valuable and difficult to find than for this one. Unfortunately, the recent fuel crisis had an air of humbuggery about it. When the Middle East Nations decided to lift their embargo and wqen the major oil companies received their price increases and a few small oil companies out of business and when the infamous Alaska WILL ME. BASS BE MS. BASS? ... yes, that's a woman receiving a check /or finishing. high in Porter Everett's Bass Buddy Tournament Number Four, Bob Carries grins in the background as BUI and Carol Massey of Little Rock accept fifth-place prize money. Carol, Bill and Bob all will be competing in Beaver Lake's Bass Buddy Tournament Number Five at Prairie Creek on September 15. H. C. Morris Promoted pipeline was authorized, there was no longer a short- «ge. But there will be a real shortage. Shortsightedness Oil and natural gas and related resources are in short supply. The oil companies wanted us to have an Increased sefjse ,of dependency on them. They reinforced that feeling by. stopping the shortage as fast as they started it. But the truth is that the companies manifest the most dangerous shortsightedness of any element of our society. Future generations may find touch more desirable uses for petroleum than to burn It for fuel for no more sensible purpose than to allow some adolescent, to ride, about, a. city making the *tr*et* unsafe for pedestrians. The sad fact seems to be that most of us'do not care about those who will follow us, even though some will be our direct descendants. We too easily waste artd destroy without any thought for the future. One way in which we could eliminate some of the waste is by instituting a public transit system for our area. Many cars drive down the highway with Only one occupant. A bus carrying 'forty passengers could be operated for the cost of transporting four people m Individual automobiles. Most large American cities have found that public transit systems must be subsidized in order to function effectively. In fact, many simply consider the bus system as another utility, to be operated on a non-profit basis, with a fee system low enough to encourage use. In the .area of motivation lies the real value of the late lamented fuel crisis. If people have a hard tirte getting fuel for a while they might try ·orne alternative modes of transportation and fmd that the family auto need not be a necessity for everyone. It would be nice if we could learn this lesson and develop alternative transportation systems now, while there is some petroleum to save. At the present rate of consumption an actual shortage will occur soon and no amount of price increase and no length oj pipeline will make it go away. 1 . H o w does all this relate to outdoor recreation:? Th* relationships are many. For a start, many forms of. outdoor recreation are dependent to some extent on fuel availability. Bass fishing as it is done on large reservoirs requires a great deal of fuel. Water sluing and powerboating have similar fuel requirements. Almost any form ofoutdoor activity requires transportation of some form from the participant's home to the outdoor site. With increased pressure on wilderness areas from developers and users alike, the amount of fuel required for the rapidly increasing numbers of people who demand high quality outdoor recreation becoming a further burden on the environment. Ironically, using the outdoors is bad for the mfem. For example, a person who loves the outdoors rnav best serve the wilderness by staying away from it sometimes and giving it a rest. By not going hunting or fishing he may save the lives of a few creatures and more important he may save a bit of fuel for another day. Also, he may keep the air and water clean. By not going riding on his motorcycle an outdoor person ro»y prevent some tearing up of the grass and thereby decrease tye chapce of the area's water becoming muddier than normal. Even such sports as tennis and golf have a direct ' effect on the quality of the environment. In order to play tennis a clear, level space of a certain size is i needed- If paved, a tennis court increases the speed of runoff of rain water. Jf a grass court, it soon is de- : traded and allows mud to wash into the sewers or ; directly into area streams. Golf courses require an : enormous amount of land and although they usually ; are kept green they sometimes are carved mercilessly · eqt of forest lands which formerly had provided a i grtat amount of air pqrifieation and wildlife cover. ' Outdoor recreation wjjl receive some attention · from the University crowd during Union Week, Sep': tenjber 6-M. The fir»t event is to be a bike rally at r 3 p.ni. Sunday, flegjstrttion costs $1.00 and first " : prize is a $90.00 gift certificate. Monday's session is a ; class and discussion of backpacking. This meeting ?. will be ip AU M4J8 at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 7 p.m. a ' canoeing class will be held in AU M418. Outdoor · l photography is ft be the subject of a Wednesday meet- fag at7 pV- in AU M418. AU M418 is the designation for room 418 on the Mezzanine of the Arkansas Union. LITTLE ROCK -- H.C. 'Red' Morris, 51, has been promoted to Assistant Chief of the Enforcement Division of the Arkansas Game and Fish Com- rhissibn. Morris took over the position August 16. Morris previously was District Wildlife Officer Supervisor or a five-county area headquartered in Mountain Home, Morris also will assist, supervisors with personnel matters and aid in areas where con tinued serious violations exist In addition, he will help in thi expansion of the education and training of enforcement person- where years. he worked for three As Assistant Chief of Enforcement, he will act at IJaiton between the Chief of Enforcement. C. J. "Bill" Rice, and the 14 wjdlife officer supervisors across the state. Angling Wiih Cane Pole Fine For Relaxation Sometimes its fun to try to be a kid again. If you're successful, for a little while the cares and pressures of life will slip away and you can enjoy a brief return'to more simple days. One of the most pleasurable experiences any youngster hart was to take ia cane pole, some worrns, a cork bobber... and go fishing. While cork bobbers are a thing of the past, the cane pole Is still with us, and can be used to fish places that are unreachable with- other equip ment. Selecting the correct bamboo rod Is important. It has to be stout and have the proper length. Look for a 12 to H-foo pole that isn't warped and that las no cracks. Heft it to tesl 'or balance; you should be able to hold the rod comfortably with one hand. River fishermen use cane poles for fishing behind roo wads and around downed trees Pockets of deep water often form where trees are swept int a stream, and these are idea sites for bass-, walleye, am trout. If there's a current, you'l need to get the bait quicl down to the bottom where it'l stay without washing beneat' the tree and becoming tanglec Use a heavy, bell-shaped sinke and omit any bobber. In caln water, use only the amount o sinker needed to put the bai under watsr. . . . ,. If you're worm fishing, ch on the smallest plastic bobbe yiu can find. If minnows ar your bait, use a bobber l^ra enough that the minnow will no jull it beneath the surface it swjms about. When a fish strikes, raise th pole quickly to set the hook an keep vovir catch from goin beneath the tree. Cane Dole uncling is the km nel. Before becoming a wildlife officer supervisor. Morris was a wildlife officer for Cross Coijnty for 23 years. He was named Wildlife Officer of the Year in lfe9.' He joined the Game and Fish Commission in August, 1948, when he was 25 years old. Morris lives in North Little and has two daughters. Northwe'sl Arkansas TIMES, Sunday, Sept. 8, 1974 FAYETTLVILLE. ARKANSAS As Suitable Catch Defended MIAMI (AP) -- Fishermen .th fond boyhood memories of .tching creek chub with a wil- w pole and a penny hook have rgolten an important point in esc days of high-priced ackle: Probably half the reason that w-haired kid had so much fun as his gear was matched to s quarry. Most fishermen describe lemselves as sportsmen, hut a uy who hunts three-pound lackeral with heavy trolling ackle would think a good foot- iill game would match the liami Dolphins and St. Mary's of "fishing that calls for fa reflexes -- perhans nuick than many ot us old-timers c, muster when the action gels hot. Canadian Goose Season Returns For (he first time in 12 years. \rkansas will have a Canadian oose season. It will run from December 20 through January 8. The limit will be one pel ay with two in possession. In order to obtain this season, he state had to agree to close reas within the state whicl iave established Canadian loose flocks. These areas in :lude: Peckerwood Lake north I Stuttgart; Boone and Carrol Counties north of Hwy. 62 around the White River Refu^ primarily Phillips and Desha Counties); Big Lake Refuge in Mississippi County; Wappanoc :a Refuge in Crittenden ;ounly; and Holla Bend Refug n Pope County. (Hunters should contact the State Game Commission to get the exact descriptions of these closed areas). The regular goose season for 31«es, Snows and White-fronted Seese is 70 days, and runs from November 10 through .Tmiunry IS, 1975. The limit is five, but not more than two White-fvon ted Geese,, and during the 30 Day Canadian Goose season not more than one Canada. onvent. The purpose of sports fishing s more than catching fish. The lea is to have a good time vhile you're doing it. A lot of bass fisherman have ;one home empty-handed, complaining that they spent:the day aking a lot of useless litle panfish off the hook. What's wrong with catching pimfish? They're not much on leuvy bait casting tackle, but vhy not pack a light.rod along for days when the bass aren't active but the sunfish are? Ten years ago, I was stationed at an Air Force base near Kansns City, Mo., and we ished a farm pond that ad joined the base. One evening, : spent iwo fruitless hours cast ing for bass, but I hooked f dozen sunfish hardly biggei than the topwater plug thes tackled. PANFISH GALORE In a moment of inspiration, cut a skinny five-foot sticl from some bushes, tied on few feet on monofilament an attached an uRra-li"ht topwate popper. I was still standin there after dark, slapping mosquitoes and catching pan sh after panfish. The next step was to buy a yrod. $2 of fly reel and andful of popping bugs. Froi hen on, that pond provide ome of the most fun fisbin vc ever known. Hooking '.!: little blighters was tricky, and half-pound fish would bend ist flyrod double. A lot of salt-water fishermen se trolling reels and boat rods or Spanish and king mackeral. thy not try spinning gear? 'oil can troll with a spinning eel, and there are some good linker rigs that will let you put le bait or lure deep and break away when the fish hits. Other- vise, you can use heavy enough ackle when necessary. ' The fisherman who tries to _aul bass out of weedy, snag- illed waters with six-pound line jeler have a good supply of lugs. And he isn't doing the lass any favor by leaving them o wander around with lures langling from their mouths. The lure probably would drop away after a few days, b u t some experts think the fish vouldn't survive that long. The ure can easily get hung up on an obstruction as the fish s about, and predators are attracted to animals that look different from the norm. Bass Tourney Planned For Beaver Lake Bass tournament action continues on Beaver Lake with B a s s Buddy Tournament Number Five-- the final chance Lo qualify for the finals of the Mr. Bass of Arkansas competition--Sunday September 15 at Prairie Creek Marina. Greg Copeland of Fayette- v i 11 e . Gordon Davis of Springdale and several area stores and sporting goods outlets have application blanks for the event Entry fees and applications must be received by Bass Line Pro Shop in Little Rock by Friday if one is to be entered hrthe competition. Those entering Bass Buddy Number Five should select their partners as soon as . possible and mail in their application no later than Tuesday morning to Insure their arrival by Friday morning at 5900 Baseline Road n Little Rock. One $25,entry fee covers both VJI1G ?4U. v u v l j r I partners. Unlike . _ Konal. tournaments heli conven- [ in this area, late entries are not normally accepted for Bass Buddy tournaments. The top five sets of buddies in this..event..are.to,be given free entry into the October Mr. Bass of Arkansas Finals, for which prizes totaling over $4000 have been committed. Policy Adopted For Iron Shot In its July meeting the Arkansas Game and Fish Com-1 mission adopted a policy oh~ the use of ifon:'shot In waterfowl bunting. It recognized an annual loss due to le*d poisoning, bgt expressed the belief there needs to be more up to date research on the number of birds currently lost per year since data on which losses are bas«d seems to be 20 years bid. Also, the Arkansas Commission expressed the belief that more information js needed about the crippling losses of iron shot vs. lead shot since present information is conflicting. It also pointed out that before iron shot is made mandatory, adequate ammunition in both 16 and 20 gauge, as well as 12 guage should be r/iade available. Then a well-planned and well-directed national education program should be conducted to.gain hunter acceptance and reduce the' inevitable enforcement problems. The policy concluded -'Until the above problerns are s«lved.and conditions met. the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will oppose the mandatory use of Iron shot for waterfowl hunting in Arkan. War Eaqle Fishing WAR EAGLE Cove Resort reports that fishermen in the upper reaches of the War Eagle arm of Beaver Lake are finding bass in pretty shallow water now, with a few along deep bluffs but relatively near the surface. Heavy boat traffic in the area makes it appear that a buoy ought to be placed in front of that dock to slow down the speeding fishermen and waterskiiers. ror Information leading the aresl nnrt conflcdor Ibe murder ot Joo H.r.II. Teal Season Set LITTLE ROCK -- This year's 3-day teal duck season starts September 14 and goes through September 22. The limit is 4 blue or green-wing teal per day. The possession limit is 8. Shooting hours are from sunrife to sunset each day. Hunters need a regular stat» hunting license and a duck stamp. Guns must be plugged. The point system does not apply to this teal season. (Cinnamon teal, althouh rare in Arkansas, may also be shot). Answers To Puzzle On Page 10A MON.,TUE.,WED. AUTO SERVICE SPECIALS Yeur Kmart Charge Card KM 100 BUCKWtLL 4-FULL-PLY POLYESTER CORD SIZES C76xl3 E78xl4 F78xl5 F78xl4 G78xl4 078x16 H78xl4 H78xl5 178x15' REG. 25.88 26.88 28.88 29.88 30.88 35.32 SALE 21,88 22.88 23.88 25.88 27.88 32.32 F.E.T. 1.99 2.24 2.41 2.42 2.55 2.63 2.77 2.82 3.13 Reg. 23.88-878x13 PfusF.EJ. r.BSCoth WHITEWAUS 2.44 MORE EACH ALL TIRES PLUS F.E.T. EACH , ·WHIT£WAU5ONLY . Miami Blasts E. Michigan 39-0 OXFORD. Oqio (AP) - Junior tailback Randy Wilier racked up 103 yards in 28 carries and scored two touchdowns as Miami of Ohio routed Extern Michigan 39-0 Saturday for its 13th straight football victo- The triumph gave the Redskins the longest collegiate winning string in the nation. Prior to the game, MiaTM' arid Penn State both had 12 in a row, but the Niltany Lions were idle Saturday. Miami fullback Bob Carpenter carried the ball 12 limes for 62 yards and scored one touchdown, and alternate quarterback Sherm Smith moved the ball 43 yards In eight attempt*, also getting on the Scoreboard WF Joyeees Eye Rocky Branch West Fork's Jay«es are planning a bass tournament for Rocky Branch on Beaver Lake. Their prize list is growing every day. with numerous local businesses offering prizes to those who finish high in the tourney. The West Fork contest is to be held on Saturday, September 28 at Rocky Branch. 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