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Elkins Blasts Yellville With Super Effort ' ELKINS - Halfback John Bunch broke free for a 70-yard ..touchdown run on the first play of the game and that set the pace the rest of the evening :as Elkins bombed the Yellville Panthers 53-6 in an Ozark Mountain Conference game here Friday night. .1 In all, Bunch piled up an incredible 401 yards rushing on 21 carries, including six touch- LA 11-10 Favorite As, Dodgers Open Series downs, as he led the Elks : their most impressive win opening kickoff, Powell added the the season and probably in history. Bunch scored the 70-yarder on an inside trap play after the and Ray extra point to give Elkins an early 7-0 lead. The Elks put together a GO- yard drive for their second touchdown, capped with a 6- yard dash by Bunch. This time Powell's extra point was blocked, leaving the margin at 130 with 8:15 still the first quarter. to play in Next long bomber for Bunch came on a 5G-yard touchdown scamper with 7:48 left in the second quarter. Robert Paschal ran for the 2-point conversion to put the Elks on top 21-0. Yellville mounted its most serious threat of the first 'half oa their next possession, driving to the Elkins five, only to be held on downs by the gritty Elk defense. On the first play after taking over there, Bunch sprang loose on · what was supposed to be a dive play, outrunning the Yellville secondary for a 95-yard touchdown. Quarterback Mark Johnson ran for the two extra points to pad the Elkins advantage to 29-0 with 2:49 left in the first half. ' But Elkins still wasn't through in the first half, squeezing ill another touchdown on a 45-yard pass from Johnson to end David King. The try for two failed, leaving the score 350 at halftime. Johnson again cranked up his throwing arm early in the third quarter, this time connecting with split end Mike Johns for a 12-yard pass play and another 9:41 left In the third quarter, it was 41-0 Elkins. Later in the third stanza, the E'.ks took over at their own 46 and on the first play from there, Bunch raced 54 yards off right tackle to make it 47-0. The final Elkins touchdown came on a 65-yard drive, climaxed with a 10-yard run up the middle by Bunch for the touchdown. Yellville garnered its only touchdown of the night on 54-yard, pass' from quarterback Doug Starkey to tailback Rick Dillard with six minutes to play in the game. The try for two points failed, leaving the final margin at 53-6 Elkins. The Elks amassed an awe some total of 656 yards tola offense, 572 of it rushing and 84 passing. Elkins had 24 first downs to 11 for the Panthers. Besides the 401 yards by Bunch, Johnson picked up 6' yards to 13 carries and Pascha 65 on nine tries. Bunch's 401 yards gives him a season tola of 1090. .Elkins is now 3-3 on the season and 3-1 in conference and 0-3-1 in conference. The Eks have a crulcial Ozark Con ference game coming up nexl Friday at home against Gentry LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Center stage moved out of the Oakland clubhouse today as the colorful, controversial A's start swinging at the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opening game of baseball's 71st World Series. Seeking to become only the ^ t?am ever to win three successive world titles, the American League champion A's sent left-hander Ken Holtzman, 18-17 in the regular season, against the Dodgers' right- handed fastballer, Andy Mes- sersmilh, 29-6. The Dodgers are 11-10 favorites to win this best-of-seven series that begins at 1 p.m., PDT. This freeway matchup between two highly compeUtive teams separated by 400 miles of California coast is the 18th World Series to be played within the borders of a single state, but the first since Walter O'Malley brought the Dodgers west 16 years ago. It matches the veteran A's against the young, National League champion Dodgers; the quiet, stern O'Malley against Charles 0. Finley; the brawling, wash your dirty linen in harmonious, all-for-one and one-for-all Dodgers. But their aim is the same: win this best-of-saven scries and the $20,000-per-rnan reward that goes with it. The big question mark is O a k l a n d Jackson, an public Oakland club against the suffered a' sprained and -badly Druised left ankle in the fight and his status for the World Series was in doubt Friday night. superstar uncertain Reggie starler because of a pulled hamstring in his right leg. Jackson performed as a designated hitter in the playoffs, a position which doesn't exist in the World Scries, and said he would not know until game lime whether he'd play today. Jackson lined some good shots to the outfield in Friday's batting around practice, Dodger Sta jogg' tadiu jed easily ium's red- clay running track and announced that he felt little pain. "I was only running at 80 per cent capacity, though," he said. The combative A's .staged another of their clubhouse fights Friday. According to witnesses, pitcher Blue Moon Odom made a personal remark to ace reliever Rollie Fingers. Fingers charged Odom, blows were exchanged and Fingers wound up with five stitches in his head. It was later learned by The Associated Press that Odom Buckner batted -.314 and stole 31 bases. Bert lead off The Dodgers are a curious team. They have looked awtully bad on some occasions, the most recent of which was a loss to Pittsburgh during the National League playoff when they made a record five errors. But they won 105 games this season, including the three playoff victories over i the Pirales, and would probably have won more if pitcher Tommy John had not been hurt halfway through the season. With Jimmy Wynn having his finest season--32 home runs and 108 RBI--the Dodgers led the National League in homers with 139. They also hit .272, sec ond in the major leagues. The Dodgers deal in power, pitching and speed, and their style closely parallels'their formidable opponents. Both teams have superlative running threats i n ' ' t h e No.' 3 and No. 2 b a t t i n g " positions. Dave Lopes, the Dodger leadoff batter and cockiest of their young breed, stole. 58 hoses during the season. No. 2 man Bill Campancris, bailer, had the A's 34 steals this season and Bill North was the American League bases- tcaling champ with 54. Both learns have explosive 34-5 hitters. Steve Ihe Dodgers' big Garvey was run-producer with 1H RBI and Sal Bando led the A's with 103. The live Dodgers bosst an and sometimes effec- overpowering pitching staff headed by Messcrsmith and Don Sutlon, 19-9. Mike Marshall, who made a record 106 appearances, is the equal of any relief pitcher in the business. The A's staff is similar, hut they have three strong starters in Holtzman, Hunter and Vida Blue. The A's have a slight edge in defense in the outfield and infield, but will have to be careful with the infield layout al Dodger Stadium, It's crushec brick, and baseballs leap into Ihe outfield; "We're perfectly matched," says Oakland C o a c h Bobby Winkles, who predicted the Series would go a full seven games. Surprising Cardinals Could Spoil Hopes Billie Jean After Revenge PHOENIX (AP) -- B i l l i e Jean King sought revengi against Virginia Wade today in a semifinal match in the $50,00' women's professional tenni: tournament of Phoenix. The top-seeded Billie Jean King, defeated Tory Frefz, 6-3 6;2 in a quarter-final match Fri day while the fourth-seedcc Miss Wade of England had littl trouble in taking a 6-3, 6- triumph over fifth-seeded Fran coise Durr of France. : "She (Miss Wade) beat me couple of times in World Tean Tennis," said Billie Jean King "As a matter of fact, she too me to the cleaners," adding tha Miss Wade beat her in two ou of three WTT matches t h ' year. "I'm playing ail right thi week." she added. "I'm psy cologically happy in Phoeni and it makes it easier." ' Meanwhile, Miss Wade e pressed confidence for th match but added, "I've v e r little idea of what to cxpec She's a good player and yo have to be good yourself. ' Miss Wade also was con cerned about weather forecas' of 90-degree heat. "It's hot enough playing Bill Jean let alone the weather, she quipped. The other semifinal mate had sixth-seeded Helen Gourla of Australia meeting Belt Stove of The Netherlands. Finals for the $20,000 fir - prize will he held Sunday. Quaker Star Killed CLEVELAND (AP) -- Th pacer Quaker Star was killed a backstretch accident in 1 ninth race al Northfield Pai Friday night. ' A track spokesman sa Quaker Star went down at tl three-quarter mile pole ai Kara Gypsy and Xanadu to pled over him. ' Xanadu and Kara Gyp were not Injured. Xanadu f *lshod the race without a drive Dallas Pokes Facing JV By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [t may be a little early in the National Football League season to start talking about "must" games but as far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned, it may not. The Cowboys, defending National Conference East titlists and perennTal playoff participants, have dropped three straight games, their longest losing streak since 1965, and are tied for last place with the ew York Giants in the NFC East with a 1-3 record. Dallas visits St. Louis Sunday to take on the surprising Cardinals, longtime also-rans who are off to their best start since I6G with a 4-0 record. The Cards are on top in the NFC Cast and lead the Cowboys by three games. A St. Louis victory wouldn't exactly eliminate le Cowboys but would leave them with an awful lot of catching up to do. "I've seen us win 10 games in a row before," says Dallas Coach Tom Landry, "But the odds against us are getting greater. . .We've got to beat the Cardinals." In other Sunday games, Buffalo is at Baltimore, Cincinnati Irwin, Player Square Off In Finale VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Big hitting Hale Irwin, the U.S. Open golf champion, faced South Africa's Gary Played today for 'the Piccadilly World Match Play title and admitted he had a huge task. "Gary is a fantastic player," le bespectacled Irwin said, "and to beat him you have to play ultra-fantastic. All I can say is I am looking forward to 1 Player has competed in the ! l a s t five Piccadilly events and never lost. The 36-hole match shaped up as a battle between Irwin's big lilting on a course that is playing long as it dies out after rain, and Players accurate ron ,play and ice cool putting. Irwin was hitting three-woods off the fairways Friday as he rimmed Tony Jacklin of Britain 5-and-4 in a 36-hole semi- inal. "It shows how confident he s, using woods on these fairways," Jacklin said. "He hits so long and straight that he can ie a menace to anyone. "But Gary Player has always lad this ability to catch up on lis short game. He misses the ;reeri, and it doesn't seem to matter. " Player beat Jerry Heard 5 and 4 in the other semifinal and only once gol off the fairway all day. In the morning rounc ie tamed Wentworth's 6,997 yard, par-73 Burma Road course with a five-under-par 68 Player has one big advantage over Irwin. He has played this ,ree-lined course for a decade and knows every yard of it while the American is here for the first time. Heard, also on his debut a Wenlworth, said he thought this alone would make Player the 'avorile for the first prize o $24,000. Reds Announce Prices CINCINNATI (AP) -- Citing rising costs, Cincinnati Reds President Bob Howsam an nounced Friday that ticke prices for 1975 would he in creased 50 cents. The price hike was the firs since the Reds moved into th new Riverfront Stadium in 197 and Howsam said he was mak ing the move "reluctantly." "All our costs, from salarie t» supplies, have been going u and up and we can avoid a increase no longer," said How sam. New prices begin at $2,50 with top box seats selling fo $6.50. visits Cleveland, the New York (els host New England, Pitls- )Wf!h invades Kansas Citv. San Diego entertains Oakland, I o u s t o n visits Minnesota, Miami is at Washington, Den- /er welcomes New Orleans, At- anta hosts Chicago, Los Ange- es plays Green Bay in Mil- vauke and the New York Gi- ints arc at -Philadelphia. Detroit hosts San Francisco n the Monday night game. St. Louis is leading the NFC joth in points scored and few- ;st points allowed. They have scored 11 touch- iowns this wison anrl seven of them have been on plays cov- sring 56 yards or longer., Quar- erback Jim Hart's long-range Dombs to wide receiver Mel Sray and the running of speedster Terry Metcalf have been he main weapons in the St. Louis arsenal. On the bright side for Dallas, running back Calvin Hill is expected to be at full strength after a scries of injuries. The Cowboys have beaten St. Louis six straight times, including 45-10 and 30-3 routs last season. Buffalo, with its newly discovered Joe Ferguson - to - Ah- nad Rashad pass-ca cry, will be facing th ]olts who are being round as new Co Fhomas looks for a wi nula. Cleveland, on the ve inction in the AFC C /ision, will be seeking or an opening-day 33 hg in Cincinnati. New Englaria, off ' )est start since 1964 at he league in points sc lets will be making t lome appearance afte libition and four regul oad games. Kansas City again vith Mike Livingston )f Len Dawson at qu igainst the Steele Chiefs' Coach Hank SI jivingston will call his nals Ihis time. Terry Muld see some actio center for Pittsburgh Df Joe Gilliam. Ken Stabler, comii hree-touchdown pass dnce against Clevela Oakland against Sa where rookie runr Woods will be after straight 100-yard gam Houston is the only 'No Pay, No Play' WFL Financial Woes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Florida Blazers, unhappy bout missing salary checks for d month, are talking about is- uing a "No pay, No play" ulti- malium to the World Football :.eague. Quarterback Bob Davis, Florda's player representative, indicated that today was the in- ormal deadline for the financially woe-stricken WFL to de- iver the checks. He promised decisive action if the team was not paid. "If we don't get paid Saturday, I'll have a team meeting and my vote will be not to play lie next game," said Davis. The Blazers, leading the WFL Eastern Division with a 21-4 record, are scheduled to play next Wednesday at Memphis. "The league is already in default on its contract with the 3layers," said linebacker Billy :Iobbs. *'If we don't get the noney Saturday there are going to be definite problems." Professional Basketball Exhibitions Fndsy s Games Los Angeles (NBA) 126, Gold- The WFL, which ha given each Blazer , enough money had be Orlando. Fla., to pro player with halt of my. But the money d rive Friday as planne The league, which over the Blazers fro ng general partner '.oudd, also was ha\ .ems with two other \ chises it owns-- the Ja Sharks and the Detro WFL Commissioner vidson- -who says :,eams are not foldiii dered that Jacksonvil troit be removed league's 1974 sched each had five game ing. Miami builder Mast Jr., said Friday he to take over the Shar as WFL officials a close the deal. Sharks players ha UA Womi Easily Pa M The University of en State (NBA) 124, oveitime wom «rrs swimming Seattle (NBA) 103, Portland up 375 points, incl (NBA) 88 first-place finishes as Cleveland (NBA) 98, New Orleans (NBA) 94 Washington (NBA) 110, New York (ABA) 94 Denver (ABA) 118, Utah (ABA) 105 Saturday's Games Buffalo (NBA) vs. New York (NBA) at Monmouth Col., West Long Branch, N.J. Atlanta (NBA) vs. Kansas City-Omaha (NBA) at Des Moines, Iowa ' Houston (NBA) at San Antonio (ABA) Milwaukee (NBA) vs. Virginia (ABA) at Norfolk, Virginia Chicago (NBA) at Kentucky / ATI A ) 1 ADA! - Memphis (ABA) at Indians (ABA) St Louis (ABA) vs. Sai : Diego (ABA) at Tucson, Ariz. Utah (ABA) vs. Dcnvei (ABA) at Elko, Nev. 5 Sunday's Games ^ Los Angeles (NBA) at Phoe nix (NBA) Philadelphia (NBA) vs. Bos ton (NBA) at Augusta, Maine r Indiana (ABA) vs. New Yor (ABA) at U. of tyaryland i the women s invuati Meet at the UA , p night. riidhinn Wi viidBSMiy »si USGA WON Senior Crov POINT CLEAR, Al Wrs. Justine Cushir York City birdied f round 76 Friday t USGA's Senior Wor Tournament with a total of 231. Mrs. Cushing fir shots ahead of Mrs. done of Myrtle Bt who also shot a 76 fo 233. Defending chamj Gwenn Hibbs of Lc Calif., and second-re Mrs. Dot Porter of son, N.J., were in th each. Mrs. Porter was ' ahead of Mrs. Cus into the par three * But the second-ro shot a double-bogey Mrs. Cushing birdiet take the lead for go :ch bat- i winless shuffled ich Joe revenge to: their will go in place arterback rs, and sig- in place ig off a perform- id, leads n Diego icr Don vhich has never won an inter conference game and they fig ire to maintain that · recor Tgainst the Vikings, 4-0, wh lave won 13 straight at home. Aging Sonny Jurgensen re places Bill Kilmer at quarter jack for Washington in hope of juicing up the offens against Miami. New Orleans, which has los 17 straight road games, trie again in Denver where th Broncos are coming off the _irsl victory of Ihe year, a 17-1 squeaker over Kansas City. Chicago, 2-2, needs one mor victory to match last season lolal. Bob Lee will again tr and get the Atlanta offens tied with New Orleans for fe\ est points scored in the NFC into gear. Los Angeles will be going f its sixth straight triumph ovi Green Bay. The Packers ai having defensive problems an have given up more points tha any other NFC team. Philadelphia hasn't won foi straight since 1966 but can do Sunday by beating the Gian who will go with lefty Jim D Gaizo at quarterback in pla of Norm Snead. $200, said his hack n manag- Romrnic ing prob- the two from the ule. They ready is soon arrived to looking for jobs to tide the over until the franchise sit ation can be resolved. And if weekend confereno to revive the Jacksonville fra chise for 1975 are successfi the players will own a share the Sharks, says player repr sentative Ike Vassiter. "There's never been a de like this before," Lassiter sai "The players, the whole rost including the taxi squad, w own shares in the team." Unlike Detroit, which has significant jumpers, Jackso ville had signed a host of we k n o w n National Footba League players to future co tracts. And their status al has become indefinite. begun Yeager Says Dodgers Have The Vinegar LOS ANGELES ( A P ) eve Yeager, the young catch- of the Los Angeles Dodgers, gards the Oakland A's and uckles a bit. The Dodgers are Northweit Arkansm TIMES, Sat., Oct. 12, 1974 FAVITTIVILLr, ARKANSAS · 7 nfident; maybe little cocky. they're even 'Let them fight for the head- es; we'll fight for the mon- says Yeager of Ihe A's, wo-time defending '. World ries champions whose dress- room rows are as common Charley Finley's woes, ['hey have the experience but have all the vinegar. "I hope we don'l find Ives overtrying," Yeager said Southern Cal Begins Pis 8 Race; Buckeyes Entertain Wisconsin Southern California's incon-j Besides Southern Cal-Wash' for jfore the A's and the youthful odgers opened the best-of-sev- series today at Dodger Sta- urn. "We're a young ball ub. We are not as ex- erienced and they may be member" ore relaxed than we are. Twenty. 'If we play our style of base- all, it should be an Interesting eries," said 26-year-old Yea"I think our record speaks -r itself. If we don't beat our- elves, and they beat us, fine." S e c o n d baseman Davey opes thinks the Dodgers' peed on the basepaths might ·ove the winning edge. '1 don't care what kind of an rm he (A's catcher Ray osse) has, Unless they pitch ut, he'll have to have a shot un." But ad a ters. "They've nothing to be vcrconfident about yet." He listed experience as one eason he has made left-hander Downing, 33, as the Dodgers' probable third - game starting itcher Tuesday. "He's a veteran who has had ixperience in the World Series iefore t " said Alston of Down- ng, who pitched in the 1963 and 964 World Series for the New York Yankees. "I could go with jeoff Zahn, but against these sistent Trojans-- who have been in, out and hack in The Associated Press Top Ten college football rankings this season- begin defense of their Facific-8 Conference ' championship , tonight, hoping to wind up w i t h their seventh Rose Bowl trip in nine years. The Trojans, who have beaten Pitt and Iowa since an opening loss to Arkansas, are in Spokane for a meeting with Washington Slate, which is coming off a 42-7 loss to No. 1- ranked Ohio State. USC-Washington State is the only night game involving a ' ' Manager Walt Alston, warning for Ms young- of In The AP's Top afternoon games matching ranking teams, No. 1- raled Ohio State entertains No. 13 Wisconsin in a Big Ten contest, second-ranked Oklahoma meets nth-rated Texas in Dai- das and ninth-ranked Texas Tech visits No. 16 Texas AM inglon State, the rest of the night schedule finds Cincinnati at Memphis State, VMI at 'flie Citadel. East Carolina at Ftjr- man, Tennessee at Louisiana State, Northern Illinois at Marshall, Virginia Tech at South Carolina, Texas-Arlington f$ Southern Mississippi, Louisiana Tech at Southwestern Louisiana, Villanova at Tampa. ','·· Also. Wichita State at Tulsa. Mississippi State at Lamar. Southern Methodist at Texas Christian. Fresno State at San Diego State, Fullerton State vs. Long Beach State at Anaheirh, San Jose State at New Mexico, Texas-El Paso at New Mexico Slate and Stanford at UCLA. ; a Southwest Conference Pirates litters Downing lias the best issortmcnl of pitches." Doug Rau, who started ahead if Downing and Zahn most of he season, had control prob- ems against Pittsburgh in the playoffs which Alston said was due to a rib cage. pulled muscle in his clash. Elsewhere, third-ranked Alabama hosts Florida Slate, No. 4 Michigan entertains Big Ten rival Michigan Stale, No. 5 Nebraska is at home against Big Eight fee Missouri, No 6 Notre Dame plays host to Rice while eighth-ranked Florida visits Vanderbilt and No. 10 Auburn entertains Kentucky in Southeastern Conference games. In the Second Ten, it's No. 11 North Carolina State at Virginia, No. 12 Arizona at Utah in a night game, Baylor at No. 14 Arkansas. Wake Forest at No 15 Penn State, No, 19 Kansas at Kansas State and No. 20 Miami of Ohio at Ohio U. No.18 Arizona State is idle, Oklahoma makes its annual journey across the Red River for the Wishbone showdown with Texas in Dallas. Despite the rankings, the oddsrnakers have made Oklahoma a 22^-point favorite over Texas. Ohio State 22 over Wisconsin and Southern Cal 17',4 Finley Is Big Pro'c'em Child over Washington, but for folks who like real mismatches, there are some of those, too. For instance, Alabama meets Florida State, which has a 16- game losing streak dating back to 1972, Notre Dame meets winless Rice, Arizona meets winless Utah and Penn State plays Wake Forest, which is 0-4 after going ' 1-9-1 in 1973 and 2-9 in 1972. .LOS ANGELES (AP) - Well, fans, it's Charley Finley time again. What used to be the World Series, the fall classic, the epi tome of sports, has become the annual trial, tribulation anc sounding board of Charley O. owner of a handsome mule ant a maniacal group of basebal players called the Oakland A's. Charley 0. is the sports world's symbol of the east end Holtzman Now A Winner For Oakland (CONTINUED FROM PAGE «) Lawson and Ridley. The toucft- down gave Greenland a 19^6 edge late in the third period, v The Black Hawks again came roaring back, however, with Easterling wrapping up a short drive with a 3-yard run for their second touchdown. Easterling also ran for the two-point conversion, putting Pea Ridge back in the ball game at 19-14 with 6:39 still to play. Greenland finally got an important insurance touchdown late in the game, mounting a 67-yard drive with Anderson again taking scoring honors on a 7-yard run. Big play in that drive was a 46-yard pass from Lawson to Ridley. Caudle tacked on the extra point for the final 26-14 Greenland margin. The Pirates had a decided edge in team statistics with 15 first downs to nine for Pea Ridge. Greenland piled up 439 yards total offense, 289 on tha ground and 150 in the air. Individually for the Pirates,. Anderson scampered for 104 yards on 2i carries to lead all- rushers. Ridley had eight pass interceptions at split end for 160 yards. Easterling, who was swilched from quarterback to ailback. led the attack for Pea Ridge. Big story for the Pirates, lowever, was the return to action of big Dennis Caudle. Caudle had 26 tackles on de- 'ense and managed 59 yards on eight carries while playing sparingly at fullback. Caudle has missed most of the last three games with a knee injury. Greenland is now 3-2-1 on the season, including 1-1-1 in conference play. Pea Ridge is 141 overall and 121 in league play. Greenland plays Yellville at home next week while Pea Ridge travels to Decatur. of a westbound horse. Now he's shooting for in a -·"'- -" Moon flicted three row with pitcher Blue Odom .having just in- a five-stitch wound in his old buddy, Fingers, and re- Ihe head of pitcher Rollie ceiving a sprained and badly bruised left ankle for his trouble, in another typical A's' clubhouse brawl. That sqrl of araderie is not lethal cam- Finley's only problem. Mike Andrews, the infielder Charley 0. tried to fire during last year's World Series, sued Finley for $2.3 million this week for holding him up to public scorn. Catfish Hunter, Finley's prize pitcher, says Charley 0. only paid him half of his contracted $100,000 this year and Catfish LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ken Holtzman, who left the National League as a losing pitcher, has become a consistent winner since moving to the Oakland A's. "I'm the same pitcher I was three years ago. I just play for a better team now," the former Chicago Cubs left-hander insisted before facing the Los Angeles Dodgers today in his third consecutive World Series opening game assignment. The 28-year-old southpaw was 9-15 in 1971, his last season with the Cubs, and was traded to Oakland Monday. for He's outfielder Rick won 59 regular season games since then for the A's and added five post-season victories, including those in 1972 and 1973 World Series openers. "Experience means something," he said, "and there's "It was my understanding j *{",,' t " desert the A's after the not as much pressure here as that if the club folded, we'd bej^ sesto d ; " "" -'--"* " said tight end uncertain .about paid anyway Chip Glass. leaving the New York Giants in 1975 as scheduled in order to join the Sharks. Arkansas! Final team standings were: earn piled UA 375. UALR 291, Cottey Col- iding five lege 242, State College 189, they won! Southern Stale 182, Hcndrix 11, il .Swim School of the Ozarks 104. Friday: One of the best showings for the U of A swimmers were the freestyle relay team's 4:16.9 timing in that event. That of New for a final- j to win the men's Golf three-round finished two ip Cu- Beach, S.C., Mrs. Long Beach, ihing going fouth hole, und leader equaled last year's qualifying time in the AIAW champiqnship swim meet and ranks the UA freestylers among the best in the nation. Other first place finishes for Arkansas were G. Kordsmeier in the 25-yard backstroke, M. Evers in one meler diving, Landrum in Ihe 25-yard butler- fly, and the,200-yard medley relay' team. Baseball Commissioner Bow- Kuhn has had his problems ...th Finley. He had to rail Charley 0. on the Andrews fir- ng last year and order the in- ·ielder reinstated. It didn't do Andrews much good. lie was ?ut on option after the season and no team picked him up. F i n l e y , meanwhile, has bought the whole A's team hound's tooth hats after Bear Bryant of Alabama sent him one. He is minus a wife, who is suing him for divorce. He has a new team mascot--Miss California--who is considerably more attractive than the mule. He still has his green jacket and he still waves a pennant. The report here is that Finley now wants lo lake the lineup card out to home plate in the first series game in Oakland Tuesday night. He may as well. He all but makes it out. Alvin Dark, Finiey's latest manager, has less control over his team than any manager in the majors. Finley regularly countermands his orders. Dark and he beat the Orioles 2-1 an 11-inning playoff game in the playoffs. Holtzman pitched a five-hit shutout against Baltimore last weekend for the A's first 1974 American League playoff victory, in last year. He earned the victory in last season's seventh World Series game against the New York Mets. Two other A's pitchers, Rollie Fingers and Blue Moon Odom, were swinging their fists in a clubhouse fight at Dodger Stadium Friday and 25-game winner Catfisli Hunter had dropped a bombshell with his contention that A's owner Charles 0. Finley had breached his contract, making Hunter a free agent. "I faced a few of these Dodger hitters three years ago, but most of them are new," said Holtzman. "This team is a lot stronger offensively than their teams of the past." Holtzman was 21-13 last sea- on and got a $93,000 contract this year, but only after win- Golden Seals Blank Atlanta OAKLAND (AP) - The National Hockey League's first shutout in 1974 belongs to rookie goalie Gary Simmon's and the 'California Golden Seals. Making his NHL debut, Simmons shut out the Atlanta Flames and the Seals beat Atlanta goalie Phil Myre thres times in the final period to post a 3-0 victory at the Oakland C6- liseurn Friday night. '' California is now 1-0-1. Atlanta is 0-1-1. Simmons, who played for Phoenix in the Western Hockey League last year, kicked out 24 Atlanta shots on goal, giving the Seals their first NHL victor ry in their last 14 regular seX- son games. / . Ron Huston gave Simmons 'as much offense as he needed/ coring at 11:14. John Stewart. cquired from Atlanta in an ff-season trade, scored the eals's second goal at 19:08 arid tan Weir finished the scoring ·ith six seconds left. has regales Pro Hockey Friday's Game Toronto (WHA) 5, New' England (WHA) 2 Saturday's Games Chicago (WHA) Toronto (WHA) at Erie, Pa. New England (WHA) at Cape Cod (NAHL) Quebec (WHA) at (WHA) at Minnesota (WHA) vs. Cleveland (NAHL) Houston (WHA) at (WHA) Maine Phoenix found religion and lis team and sports writers with Bible verses. But controversy is to come-watch for it. And make no mistake. Dark's soul may belong to Ihe Ixml, but his carcass belongs to Charley 0. Bueno Advances TOKYO -- Maria Bucno. a four-time titlist at Forest Hills and three-time Wimbledon champion making a tennis comeback at age 35, sailed into the women's final of the $100,000 Japan Open by beating Ka zuko Sawamatsu 6-3, 6-4. , ning an arbitration battle with Finley. He'll probably be aiming for $100,000 this winter. RENTALS * SALB Fajdtevllle Dmf E. 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