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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 17

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Aubrey Shepherd West Fork Bass Tourney Set West Fork's Jaycees are to have a bass fishing tournament on Saturday September 28. Rocky Branch .will be the take-off spot for this big annual Beaver ;Lake contest. With only a $20 entry fee this tourney i offers a minimum $200 first prize, which is to be in; creased to 25% of the entry fees if that is an amount ; greater than $200. The first place winner also is to receive second choice of prizes and a trophy. Second place will pay 15% of the entry fees and · third choice of prizes. Third place gets 10% of entry ; fees and fourth choice of prizes. Fourth place earns , fifth choice of prizes. Prizes will be given to all finish- ; ers on the same basis until all prizes are gone. Biggest bass of the day will earn its holder first choice of ;mcs and a trophy. Prizes are being donated by various area businesses · ·i companies. Dennis Home Furnishings has con- ··ibuted a S20 gift certificate, J. C. Penney a tele- coping fishing rod, Wai Mart South in Springdale and Wai Mart of Fayettevllle two Sterns life vests. Wild Card Sport Shop has given a Lure Arranger tackle box. Gibson's of Fayetteville is offering a Heddon spinning reel. The Gaslight Club is giving a half-gallon of whiskey. A quarter-inch drill is offered by Bud's Auto Supply in Greenland. A $30 "socket wrench set is to be provided by. Automotive, Inc. A $15 gift certificate is offered by Lewis Brothers Hadrware. Marsh's Racing Tires is providing a boat seat. $10 worth of automotive work is offered free by Lewis Ford. North American Sports Services is giving a paid entry worth $35 for its October World Open Fishing Championship to be held on Lake Ten- killer. Hogan And Lewis The weather was great but the fishing was slow for most of the 154 anglers who competed in Bass Buddy Tournament Number Five on September 15. But for several Northwest Arkansas bassmen, Beaver Lake was just right for taking a good string of fish and qualifying for the October Mr. Bass of .Arkansas competition. As usual a few quit early, and at least one boat had to be towed in. But Murray Lewis and Max Hogan -both of Springdale -- stayed late enough to catch fifteen keeper bass weighing a total of nineteen pounds seven ounces. Lewis and Hogan were unchallenged except by second place finishers Doyle Cain and Dale Tucker of Hot Springs. Cain and Tucker had qualified previously and were simply reasserting their right to compete for the title of Mr. Bass of Arkansas. They brought in fifteen pounds of black bass. Third place was taken by Bill Carnes and Fred Games -- a father-son team from Fayetteville. They landed 10V4 pounds of .keeper bass. Fourth place was closely contested, with Bill Bowling and Bob Wright winning with nine pounds seven ounces. This Rogers, Arkansas, team was barely ahead of Bruce Myers and Odis Hash of Springdale with their nine-pound four- ounce string of bass. Others who finished in the top ten deserve honor- able.mention, even though they did not qualify for the Mr. Bass finals. J. W. Cheatham and Roger McCratic were sixth with eight pounds six ounces. James Latham and Red McFarland took seventh with seven ; pounds 15 ounces, followed by Roy Curtis and Tillman Simpson with seven pounds nine ounces. Ninth place : went to Laverne Hollifield and Bill Maddox. Rick Garrison and Joe Burch finished tenth. Asked how they managed to outstrip their competitors for the §250 first place money, Lewis and Hogan were forced to say that they were a bit worried .· all day, having located a good concentration of large '. fish earlier in the week but being unable to find it on tournament day. But they both fish Beaver Lake often, ; though seldom together, and by hitting all their fav- . orite spots they were able to find enough fish to win. : They tried crank baits, including the popular Rebel · Super R, which was used by the winner of this Spring's · B.A.S.S. National. But they settled on Arkie Jigs with · pork chunks and plastic worms as the best producers. ·· * Gentle Strikes According to Murray Lewis, most fish were barely picking up the worm or Arkie Jig. and frog. So, they · slowed down and gave up crank baits. They hit spots : from far up War Eagle all the way to Rocky Branch, concentrating on fishing slowly and carefully and then moving if nothing produced. One or two would be caught at each spot. Concentrations of non-keepers were found. But the fish over 12 inches were hard to find. The two men weighed in fifteen bass for a total of 19 pounds seven ounces. According to Murray, the two caught 25 or 30 fish too small to measure and weigh. Shakespeare's new 1976 bait casting reel with high speed retrieve and Eye Grosser Line proved helpful to Max Hogan, especially early that morning when he caught a few fish on Bagley B lures. Also, when taking up slack when worm fishing, Max finds the Shakespeare high speed reel helpful. Like all the others who have qualified, Murray and ' M a x would like to see the finals held on a neutral lake, one where no contestant normally fishes. It seems especially important to have it at a lake other than the ones used for this year's Buddy Tournaments. Even though Lewis and Hogan won, they were glad to hear that Porter Everett is changing the buddy system for next year's qualifying events, in order to split up the partners and insure that no cheating can take place. Four men from the Northwest Arkansas Bassmast- ers club have qualified for Mr. Bass competition. Bob · Carnes along with former club member Roger Mhoon finished third in Bass Buddy Four to qualify in August. Hogan and Lewis finished first, and former member -Bill Carnes and his Bassmaster son Fred Carnes took third at Beaver to qualify in September. Altogether, ten men from Northwest Arkansas are to fish in the October Mr. Bass finals: Bill Bowling and Bob Wright of Rogers, Hogan, Lewis, Hoger Mhoon and Bill, Bob, and Fred Carnes. The large number from Northwest Arkansas qualifying is somewhat impressive, considering that relatively few from this area knew of the Mr. Bass competition until mid summer. A contingent of 12 man from Northwest Arkansas entered Bass Buddy Number Four, with only two finishing in the top five boats. (TTMESphoto by Chuck Cunningham! IT'S NO WONDER .. .that Max Hogan and Murray Lewis oj Springdale look so pleased with themselves. They are posed after winning last Sunday's Bass Buddy Tournament Number Five. Hogan and Lewis are now eligible to compete in the Arkansas State Bass Fishing Classic in October Many Factors Contribute To Plight Pacific Mammals In Danger Manatees and dugongs, arge and odd-looking marine mammals of the Atlantic, ndian, and Pacific Oceans and several major continental ·ivers, are not faring as well as they should in many areas. Poaching, accidental netting during large - scale fishing operations, and law enforcement difficulties all contribute o their plight, Lynn A. Greenwalt, Director of Inter- or's Fish and Wildlife Service, said today. Of the three species oi manatees, th Florida manatee population seems to be least troubled. A 1972-73 aerial survey of Florida's coasts and rivers found the population numbering between 800 and 1,300 -- a figure that has remained stable for the past several years with some local increases. No figures on the other snecies are available, but historically manatees were seen in tens of thousands in areas where they are rarely seen today. The dugong, native to the coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, seems faced with near extinction. A l t h o u g h once abundant enough to support a large commercial dugong fishery, . its numbers have declined drastically in recent years. Stable populations exist only near the coast of northern Australia. The dugong has been completely extirpated in separate coastal areas of west India and is now rarely seen in the Red Sea and nearby gulfs. An annual report summarizing developments concerning marine mammals has been publishd in the Federal Register as required by the Marine Mammals Protection Act of 1972. The report provides a current status report on manatees and t h e dugong. There are three subspecies of manatees -- the African, Amazonian, and Florida. All are subtropical, plant eating mammals, whose range includes the coastal waters and rivers of Africa, North America and South America. Appearances vary, but in general manatees are spindle- shaped, heavy-bodied creatures sometimes weighing nearly half a ton. They have blunt heads with prominent, whiskered noses and flippered forelimbs. Instead of hind limbs they . have a flat, rounded tail. The manatee, a sluggish beast,' is a night browser, of aquatic plants. Although not yet proven, it is believed that manatees must return to fresh water to drink. Except for the relationship between mother and offspring, manatees do not have strong bonding instincts. Males travel in groups during the female's breeding season, but following this season the groups disperse and the mammals lead a solitary existence. Dugongs r e s e m b l e manatees, except for having a different tail, one that is broadly notched. They are found only in the tropical and sub-tropical coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific Oceans, on the east coast of Africa and along the northern coast manatee, dugongs occasionally travel in groups with as many as six members. Historically, they m o v e d in large herds of several hundred animals. For decades hunters pursued manatees (luring night hunts, using harpoons and guns. Manatees were killed primariy for their meat, but also for their hides, which were used to make crude shields and, in later years, South American machine belts and water hoses. In 1932 groups of Nigerians who considered the animals a nuisance to boat traffic in local rivers began a campaign to rid the area of manatees. Within three years the entire local population was wiped out. Currently, manatees have legal protection worldwide and hunting has consequently declined. D u g o n g a were huntec throughout their range also Their meat is quite desirable because it is similar to vea or pork and "keeps" for a long time. Dugongs have also provided oil similar to coc liver oil and leather hide especially suitable for sanda making. At one time it wa bought that particular body parts had medicinal or aphrodisiac properties. T o d a y hunting pressures have been greatly reduced, in part due to the dugong's decline a n d also because it is protecte by law in most of its currently inhabited areas. PLAGUED BY BOATS Both manatees and dugongs are plagued by boats, particularly those with large keels and propellers which inflict mortal wounds to thousands each year. To date the only positive action taken to Transplanted Timber Wolves Killed Two of Hie four custom Km- r wolves, an endangered specs, transplanted from Mimic- til to Michigan in March of is your have been ki|l«l -e by a car on a highway id the other by gunshot, Lynn Greenwalt, Director of Intcr- r's Fish and Wildlife Service id today. Both were males, leaving two males on their own in separ- c areas of Upper Michigan. The transplant and follow-up oniloritig of the wolves lias en a cooperative effort nong the U.S. Fish and Wilde Service, the States of innesola and Michigan, the uron Mountain Club, the Ait- ibon Society, and the Northern i c h i g a n University. This iperiment is part of a pro ram designed to increase the irvival chances of the endau- ered eastern timber wolf, essons learned from this effort ill ibe used in future programs ' this type. Biologists became suspicious hen signals from the wolves' adio collars, monitored from ircraft, showed the animals in same location on two conse- utive flights several days part. The hit-and-run victim as found by biologists in mid- uly on a roaci in Iron County, Michigan. This animal had been le pack leader of the four o 1 v e s transplanted from ilinnesota. In late July the second dead ·olf was found in a wooded rea of Dickinson County lichigan, after radio signals bowed no movement by the nimal in a week. It had diet rom three small caliber gun hot wounds in the body anc ead. Federal agents have init later, n investigation into the killing f the wolf, which is prolectec Doebe! Accepts Wildlife Post ATLANTA -- John H. Doebe .as assumed the position o manager of the Big Lake Jational Wildlife Refuge in Ar sas, Kenneth E. Black legional Director of the South east Region of the Servio announced recently. A native of Lima, Ohio, Doe el began his career with thi Service working as a wildlifi student trainee at St. Marks ? lorida; Reelfoot, Tennessee and Mattamuskeet, North Care .ina. After serving with the U.S Navy, he returned to the Ser vice as assistant manager o L^oxnhatchee Refuge in Florid; lefore his present assignmen! Doebel received a Bachelor' degree in biology from Ohi and a Master's degree f r o n Northern University, Ada, Ohio VPI, Blacksburg, Virginia. Doebel assumed his n e duties at Big Lake Refug August 4. ider the Endangered Species A private citizen, Dr. arry Frank of Flint, Michigan, iis offered a $1,0(10 reward for formation leading to the onviclion of the offender. The original puck of four olves was released together in le · wild and roadless Huron ounlains on Ihe southern lore of Lake Superior last arch, but they soon split, with le two males and one mature emale moving west some 100 niles. These three then headed nek toward the southeast, 'here they appear to have cs- iblished a 250-square-mile omc ' range in northern Iron ounly about 50 to (JO miles outhwest of the original elease point. The fourth wolf, an immature cmalc, never strayed far from release point and today she anges in a 200-square-mile area ear the release point. Additional transplants of volves would require a permit nder the Endangered Species let. If another male is trapped :i Minnesota and transplanted o Michigan, he mny pair with me of the two females by next 'ebruary when eason begins. the breeding )r. Williiiin Robinson of Norlh- ern Michigan University staled. 'We have learned ciuilc a bit. H is possible to conduct transplants such as this. Thai's Ihe Important question that needed nnswei'lng. The wolves did not return. to Minnesota as we .bought llioy might when (lie t h r e e headed west. The direct mortality by man is a significant factor also," Robinson remarked. "This is particularly true when the imimal population is so low. Each member is extremely valuable." . As to the future, Robinson reports, both females seem to have adapted to their new environment. They may meet and join individual wolves lliat occasionally roam into Michigan from Canada. Their foot! s u p p l y , which has been analyzed frm droppings, is mainly deer. Biologists' hope lo learn more of wolf behavior under transplant conditions when winter arrives and snow cover affords better opportunity for close surveillance. Since the release last. March, biologists have been (lying two to three times a week to spot and track the Despite the loss of the two male wolves, biologists remain lositive about the experiment. wolves. This effort w i l l be . maintained through the- coming winter as aircraft 'monitor the radio-collared females. High Stakes Present In Bass Tournament MCCORMICK, S.C. -- There's almost $20,000 at stake, but a 'ield of 171 professional bass 'ishermen will be hoping to land a bigger prize in the Ail-American BASS Tournament, Sept, 2527, at Clark Hill Reservoir. This is the final cast at a qualifying berth for -the 1974 world bass fishing finals. Only the top 24 season point scorers and elimination tournament winners make the Miller High Life BASS Masters Classic. The $15,000 winner-take-all Classic will be fished on an unannoun ced "·mystery" lake, October 28 through November 1. Clark Hill was the surprise location of last year's Miller- BASS Classic. Bill Dance of Memphis, Term, returns to Clark Hill with mixed emotions. He was the runner- up. He had the Classic in hi: Rrasp, but lost a big bass al the boat. Dance, a 32-year old television sportsman, has another covetec Bass title prize in his reach; the Angler-of-the-Year point He leads with 210. Only Ricky Green, a 29-year old Arkadel phia, Ark. angler, stands in the path. Green, who fished his way to a full-time electronics firm promotion job, has 184 pojnts. Points a win, 49 for 2nd, 48 for third, etc. over six tournaments sponsored by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society (BASS), a 175,000 member fishing organization headquartered In Mont- ornery, Ala. Bobby Meador, Baton Rouge, ja., is third with 166 followed Dy Roland Martin, Tulsa, Okla. with 161, Martin has won the point title the last three seasons. He's also collected some $39,655.20 to lead the all-time money standings. The All-American champion nets $3,501.60 in addition to the automatic berth in the Classic finals. Six pros have already cinched places. Defending Classic champion Rayo Breckenridge, a Paragould, Ark. cotton farmer, is an automatic contender. Other qualifiers With 1974 tournament wins include Billy Westmorland, Celina, Tenn.; Tommy Martin. Hemphill, Tex.; Al Lindner, Brainerd, Minn.; Don Shealy, Fayetteville, N.C. and Green. Besides Breckenridge and Green, other tournament participants from Arkansas will he J.D.' Busby of Fort Smith, F,mmet Chiles of Joiner, Kay Coger of Huntsyille and Forrest and along the northern vv*w- «.uim lancu iu of Australia. Unlike the Prevent such accents is the Duck Stamp Program Seeking To Expand One of the largest single efforts in North America to insure the future of wildlife -- the Migratory Bird Hunting Stamp program -- is today being expanded to encourage citizens outside the hunting community to buy them, Rogers C.B. Morton, Secretary of the Interior, announced recently. "This is a revenue stamp required of all cluck hunters 16 years of age or older. Conservationists of all persuasions can make a solid contribution to wildlife preservation by buying a duck stamp for five dollars at their local post office," Morton said. "I am especially p r o u d of the progress in wetlands acquisition from these funds. Since 1971 over 360.000 acres have been set aside for wildlife." The revenue from the sale of these stamps, which have been issued each year since 1934, goes directly into the purchase of lands for waterfowl nesting, resting, and wintering. More than 160 species of birds, a number of mammals, and fish are directly dependent on wetland habitat f o r t h e i r survival. Some two-thirds of the fish species important to commercial fisheries industry are directly dependent on wetland productivity. Since 1934 over two million acres of land have been purchased with duck stamp revenues. Average annual receipts from the sale of these stamps now totals about $11 million. This effort to preserve wetlands was considered so vital by Congress in 1961 that it enacted the Wetlands Loan Act which authorized a $105 million interest free loan for use in combination with duck stamp receipts to preserve wetland habitat necessary for waterfowl. Since t h e n t h e Fish and Wildlife Service has acquired an additional 1.75 million acres of waterfowl habitat, principally wetlands in the "prairie pothole duck factory" region of northcen- Iral United States'at a cost of $165 million -- half of which was from loan advances and half from duck stamp receipts. DRAINING CONTINUES Significant as these results are, wetlands continue to be drained, dredged, filled in and otherwise destroyed at a high rate, During the 1960's some 350,000 acres of small wetlands were drained in the northern prairies, over two million acres of bottomland overflow areas were converted to cropland in t h e M i s s i s s i p p i River Delta region, and an estimated 150,001) to 300,000 acres of coastal marshes and estuaries were destroyed. I urge all citizens to lake the time to go to their local post office and vote to preserve what's rot only beautiful but also ecologically i m p o r t a n t in America by purchasing a duck stamp," Morton concluded. regulation of boat speeds in Florida in a manatee wintering area. A high death rate is also attributed to the accidental nettings which cause the air-breathing mammals to drown. The use of herbicides to control weeds in congested waterways, as well as acci- ental industrial pojllution, not only deplete the food supply but can be directly responsible for many of these marine mammal deaths. Although manatees and dugongs are protected by law in some areas and only regulated hunting is allowed in others, poaching is s t i 1 1 a major problem and their meat continues to show up in foreign markets. The, use of manatees for weed control has been suggested as a possible solution for plant-infested waters. The domestication of manatees for meat also has been suggested, but reduced populations and a low reproductive rate make this prospect unlikely. Individual research is underway on each species of manatee, including a Fish and Wildlife Service tracking study of the Florida manatee which will begin this month. The U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Research Council of Guyana are planning to jointly establish an international manatee research center in Guyana. In addition, Fish and Wildlife Service surveys are planned over the next three years to determine dugong distribution in many areas of the Pacific where little is known of this mammal. POLYESTER BLACKWALLS 53/4% 6Vt% 71/2% We have * savings program »nd Interest rate to meet your need*. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association Ml N. East Avenue GUARANTEED AS LONG AS YOU OWN YOUR CAR H.D. MUFFLER INSTALLED Keg, 18.8Slnsialled M Zinc-cooted'ond double-wrapped to prolert against rust-out. Sizes fit most eompact/slandard cars. SHOCKS AND ALIGNMENT ! ^ue I'rice--3 Days j Install two-standard shocks, align f ^£ OO | front end on most U. S. compact and standard cars. Torsion bars extra. 16 mosT compac^sianoara cars. -- -- . standard cars. Torsion bars extra ·· ^^ i L a »^ r ..^ .?»»«· . . . . . . . . . . . . ^f^ConditionBd Cars, 52 mwe. Large Ca/s Higher. I M CA«' S ' SERVICES INCLUDE: 1 SERVICES INCLUDE: ^m*^\ i \-^KJ f i ,_^ . . ,,,. . _ · _ , _ _ _ , _ _ · · i » , _ i r _ _ . i .1 , ! fll^^F991 Jf--i .H 1 , Install K mart points, rotor, condenser, ana choice of plugs MSlKlC 2. Set dwell mdca'buirtor 4. Diagnostic *ng'm snttysh Air-Conditioned Cars, S2 more Does Hot Include High Performance Engines 1. Replace front brake path 2. Resurface rotors 3. Inspect calipers I.BIeerlliydraiiltcsysternafidrefill 5. Repack hum and onto bearings 6. Inspect rearBningsfot wear 7.Ko»dtest FRONT ONtY FOR MOST U.S. CADS 6-CTL ENGINE TUNE-UP 23 DISC BRAKE SPECIAL -3 Days Sow* on a Hmtvtip now bafara ih« told weather begins. For most U.S. cors.8-cytCarv$2 more. 4yl. Cars, $2 less. - nays Take advantage of this special for front disc brake:. All work danob/ trained mechanics. Most U.S. cars. 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