The Old Fisherman by Walt Murphy Oct. 6, 1967

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The Old Fisherman by Walt Murphy Oct. 6, 1967 - WALT MURPHY As this is written on Wednesday...
WALT MURPHY As this is written on Wednesday Wednesday night, we have just closed the books on the fourth day of 'the big fishing rodeo and it has been a real thriller of for this month-long event. The score board has changed many times since our report of Sunday Sunday night. Some have fallen by the wayside, some have won their daily prize trophy and gone their separate ways to be replaced by others. All of the leaders of our last eiditon have felt the pressure of competition and been replaced. The lead in THE ONE THAT DIDN'T GET AWAY-of AWAY-of the nine sailfish boated by Capt. Jimmie Jimmie Trammell's passengers on hi straw- ler "Reveille 2" Wednesday - to establish establish a new record for Northwest Florida's Florida's Miracle Strip for sailfish catches by boat in a single day. hfPhappy an the ladies division this week one one glers are, from left, Col. and Mrs. Preston Preston C. Newton, of Summgrjille, Calif., Mrs. Bob Johnson, Mrs. Lynn Nicholson and Col. W. P. Irwin of Fort Walton Beach, with their skipper, Jim Trammell. Trammell. Crestview Hosts Tate At Richbourg Stadium Coach Johnny Johnston an his Crestview Bulldogs will host Pensacola Tate tonight at 8:00 at Richbourg Stadium. The Bulldogs won their first two games by 45-Oover Baker and 18-12 over Niceville while battling a strong T. R. Miller team to a 6-6 deadlock last Friday night. In the last game against T. R. Miller, Harvey McLaughlin Jr., was selected the back of the week. He scored the tying touchdown in the third quarter on a two yard plunge. Willie Campbell, who plays offensive offensive end and defensive safety, safety, was named the lineman of the week. Tate, Crestview's Northwest Florida Conference opponent tonight, tonight, won their first game of the season last Friday night by defeating Milton 27-13. Clyde Lewis, a 175 halfback, scored two touchdowns for Tate on runs of 26 and 15 yards and will have to be stopped by the Bulldogs if they are to remain undefeated. MAYTAG WASHERS DRYERS NEW USED 243-6611 BR 86 N. EGLIN PKWr. DUNIOP TIRE SERVICE Dunn Returns To Mat Action PANAMA CITY (Special) · Dick Dunn, popular Nashville wrestler, returns to action Monday Monday night at Panama City's Rainbow arena when he teams up with newcomer Billy Hamilton Hamilton in a tag team battle against rough Jim Dalton and Pancho topnotch girl wrestlers, Villa. The Diana Lynn of Boston and Ann Casey of San Antonio, are also on the card. Preliminaries start at 8:0. TENT REVIVAL OCT. 4th thru 13th Garnet Ave. at Beal Pkwy. across from Maryland Fried Chicken Fort Walton Beach Main speaker Rev. Ken Sumrall, pastor of Liberty Baptist Church, Pensacola. Other speakers will be. Rev. Charles Simpson - Mobile Re». Curtis Foreman - Mobile Rev. John Duke - Mobile Rev. Randall Sumrall - Pensacola This Revival is sponsored by Liberty Baptist, Church of Pensacola Everyone Welcome Meetings Start at 7:30 P.M. Ducat Drought Big Problem ST. LOUIS (AP)' -- There eems to be little doubt in St. is about the outcome of the Vorld Series. The big question acing fans is how can they vangle a ticket to Busch Stadi- s so they can watch their Car- inals in action. World Series tickets seem to be more talked about than the series and the St. Louis victory iver the Boston Red Sox in the ipening game Wednesday ap- arentiy stepped up the pace of [iscussion. Police announced firm policy Wednesday · that may enable some Series fans to lave their cake and eat it, too. Assistant chief of detectives John Doherty said anyone who juys a Series ticket from a scalper scalper at more than the regular jrice can keep the ticket and et his money back if he reports the scalper's name and address. Doherty said the policy applies applies to everyone, "regardless of his station in life." Mayor A. J. Cervantes has received more than 2,000 requests requests for tickets from throughout throughout the country. But Cervantes had to resortt o the horse-trading process to get prime seats for a small group of industrialists he has invited with an eye to selling St. Louis as a plant site. He started out with tickets along the right field line. Supervisor Lawrence Roos o) St. Louis County also was deluged deluged with entreaties for tickets But he smoothly referred all queries to Cervantes, He courteously courteously provided applicants with Cervantes' telephone number. king mackerel week, has changed several times and the leader now may stand for a day or two. The first white marlin is on the board and the billfish lead in the sailfish section has also changed. Before we get into the actual rundown of the staid- ings, let's take a look at this billfish record because I think we have an eye-opener for you as you read on. OLD RECORD TUMBLES Friday, Sept. 22, Capt. H.F. 'Chubby" Destin and his passengers passengers on the Shooting Star broke all existing records along the Miracle Strip when they boated eight sailfish on a single trip and set a new high not only for sail but for a single catch of billfish of all kinds This was the day that the oldti mers and "the dockside experts shook their heads and said tha here was one record that would stand for a long time and take some doing to ever beat. Then came Wednesday, Oct :, with quite a number of the 5estin fleet out in billfish gully ooking for one to post on the: rodeo board. Notice that I said one. No one dreamed that this would be the day that that record of eight in a single catch would be topped. But topped it was and this day saw a total of 15 sails caught and the new champion who boated nine of those fifteen was Capt. Jimmie Trammel and his party, aboard Rain Interferes PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla. (AP) -- Torrential rains forced today postponement of £ 144-hole battle by a field of 11' talented young golfers to determine determine which of them will join the $4.5 million Professional Golfers Association tour next year. ;core for this year then stood 493 billfish recorded for the rt of Destin, "The BillfishCa- port of Destin. "The Billfish Ca- NEW CHAMPS Mrs. Mary McCullough of Birmingham Birmingham was bumped from the ailfish competition on Tuesday by a cliff hanger arrival at the rodeo d o c k s by Capt. Voodward on t h e Lynwood. rishing late, the captain and lis party arrived dockside at :57 P.M., just three minutes iefore the official close of the veigh station! It proved to e well worth the trip as Her- )ert Morre of Senatobia, Miss., took over the sailfish lead with a 6 foot 7% inch entry. This was the same day that the Sail- fisher n, with Capt. K.P. Burnett Burnett on the bridge, brought in :he first white marlin of the rodeo and Robert Gray of Sylacauga, Sylacauga, Ala., saw his fish posted at 6 feet 2% inches. Wednesday night the stand- ! and the Bob a in I the 1 Revielle n out of Destin. That's right, the day's total for this party was nine sails boated, eight releasd and one brought to port for a wall mount. I wonder what the speculation speculation along the waterfront is tonight? How long will this astounding astounding record stand? Who will be next to up the score? It has long been known that these waters waters were a potentially rich fishing fishing ground for game fish but who, even two months ago, would have hazarded a prediction prediction that within the span of 13 days one captain would set an unheard of record of eight billfish billfish and anothr would top it with nine. One can only wonder, where do we go from here?? The strange quirk to this new record catch was the fact that none of the fish caught was big enough to top the board. AI of them lacked an inch or so of displacing the leader on the score sheet for the rodeo. The balance of the fifteen came in as follows. . .the Southwind, Southwind, Capt. Wash., two; the Carlotta, Capt. Bill Bacon, two: the Crosswind, C a p t . Drum ings in the other divisions Grand P r i z e Division--King Mackerel: Leader, Mary Brady, Selma, Ala., 20 pounds; Runner- up, R.B. Jones, Picayune, Miss., 16 pounds 13% ounces. The winner was Col. Geo. Prodano- vich at 13 pounds 12 ounces. The leader in the red snapper competition, Sibbett Merier of Hazelhurst, Ga., has held his spot since the rodeo opened his 19 pound 12 ounce entry Runner-up is Leonard Waechter, Waechter, Fort W a l t o n pounds 8 ounces. Daily honors went to Chas. D. Adams, of Ashland, Ky., at 18 pounds 3 Bob Nash of Destin holds top spot in the Major Award Division with a 46 pound black grouper. The daily trophy went to Clarence Thereon of East Louis, Mo., with 26 Ib. Black Grouper. POMPANO POSTED There is a pompano on the board. It was entered on Tuesday by Jack Sturm, Fort Beach, pounds weighed in at 11 ounces and two was caught at Navarre Pier. Daily Winner in Pier Bridge and was Maurice Kennedy, Fort Walton Beach, with a five 11 ounce channel bass taken from Shalimar bridge. Top in the Special Award Division is Jim Wright of Fort Walton Beach with a 65 pound The first entry in the Little Tuna-Bonita contest went on board Wednesday at 9 pounds four ounces and was caught Marvin Early of Quitman, ' In the Ladies Special Contest, Mrs. Mary Brady of Selma, Ala., still controls the leader's spot as well as the weekly tim with that big 20 pound mackerel. Next week the ladies will battle for top honors with Red Snapper. Speaking of red snapper that was a beautiful load of fish that came in the other day on the Gibson Girl and on Wednesday night the Florida Girl had them hanging clear around the boat. So it looks as though there is going to be plenty of competition this division and plenty of fish

Clipped from Playground Daily News06 Oct 1967, FriPage 2

Playground Daily News (Fort Walton Beach, Florida)06 Oct 1967, FriPage 2
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