The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 8, 1968 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 8, 1968
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WrkJ Courier ITcwi — Saturday, June I, lWI-> flfli JIM LONBORG, 1967 Cy Young Award winner, has returned to action slowly after suffering ah injury to his left knee while skiing last Christmas eve. At left, Lonborg shows how he gets power from the left knee In his windup. At right is demonstrated the pressure Louborg puts on the knee in his follow-through. Fourth of a Series Bear s Den Is uous By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) A Jvisitor to the University of Alabama campus seeking a conference with head football Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant is directed first to a sumptuous, |3,294,000 structure with a glistening 'dome. He is led" to a second floor foyer' rich in- Oriental trappings and mosaics, through a'cordon of secretaries and into a large, fashionably decorated room that might' have come .off t Wall Street. The wall is ,panelled. The drapes are thick and luxurious. The table is mahogany and behind it is a tall, ladder-back chair—The Man's chair. There is a divan, also two upholstered chairs for guests. This luxury surrounds the headquarters staff of the nation's most successful college football team. The financial squeeze which is gripping many of the nation's major university athletic programs because of skyrocketing inflation fails to manifest itsell in this rock bed of football pow- Bear Bryant Diamond Doings Beard Blanks Batesville, Osceola, Wings, Win By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor "Kenny Beard pitched a three-iiil, shutout against a strong Batesville team." Thus'read the first of threa brief notes Coach Dwight Williams had inserted in the official DUD CASON POST .24 baseball scorebook .which this wr i'.t'e r picked .up at t,h e coach's .home at seven o'clock this morning. That note, plus one . other, told the story of the Casons,3- 0 victory over Batesville last niglit^ •.•'./. • - • ; "Mike Brothers' second home run ; Of the season broke up a scoreless game i n the seventh.":'' ' •).' * * * Beard,- usually, performing in 'left'field' or third 'base, came .through with :Six"stfike- outsi.and walked only four in facing 31 batters. James Helms did a pretty good, job on the Casons, itoo, excep't for Brothers' blast. He held the winners to four hits'while fanning-12. Bfy'theville had 'not threatened until the Cason catcher blasted his four-bagger with one.gone in the seventh. Batesville had loaded; the sacks in the fifth via a 'Single a n d t w o walks but Beard worked put of trouble. ".r-.x,,* *. ..-*-. ..".. Walks- to. Terry Brown aSd Jimmy Moore to open the eighth led to two insurance runs. Keith Prichard singled after Brown "was out stealing and Dee Human drew a pass..before Greg Buys collected the Casons' final hit to plate the final run. " Brothers had singled in the second -accounting t o r the fourth hit. * .*..•*.-'.• - • .. .TONIGH'l', the Casons play .a double - header on the road at Sikestpn. '.'.-He "B" game starts at p.m. with the varsity clash at .eight. . ...TOMORROW, Helena will play .here at Walker Park in a twin-bill opening at 1:30. * * * SEMI-PRO ACTION saw the;. OSCEOLA •'. INDIANS of ' Coach Joe Bratcher. open - their, season successfully. -.-.. . Capleville, Tenn., was a T- 3 victim of: the fine pitching of Eddie Carner and Roger Sledge, each allowing three hits in five and four inning stints respectively. led 'by ALL'-AIG fight- fielder Mike .Ledbetter.with 3- fdr-3, plus home runs by catcher Larry Crocker and center- fielder Jim Dobson.' 'Crocker," Dobson, Bob Harris and Bobby George each had two hits.' ...TONIGHT, the Idians host -iepanto.'at-'S p.m; •'•"• ••'• Bratcher announced that ad- Gary Nelson and Dave King mission charges are 75 cents backed him up with two-base , j i. A •* „„ f f „ „ hits while Jim Richardson and for adults and 35 cents for Dayid stoM each got im hjts children. , - , - R av Bunch went five innings Sledge is slated to start on and took the loss after reliel the mound. help from Douglas Hunt. * * * Roy • Galdwelf went 2-for-2 for In the PONYLEAGUE, Thurs-' the losers.. : ; '; day play gave the OWLS a . * . *."•-.-* come-frorh-behind victory over LITTLE LEAGUE doings' re- the EAGLES. suited in' a 9-1 triumph for i Ronnie Bisher and Bob Moore NORTH 61 over RANDALL were starting pitchers but Bob- „ Be " nett "* % men * acl by O'Neal took over for the Ea- thfi , du g° ut .™ J*. **»... gles with the tying runs on base. r ° ute ««> y' elded ^ ms ¥• Bisher, first man he faced,Singled, driving in a run. The - winners collected five singles off loser John. ^ lt v i a. i_- j In another clash, ARK-MO Dave Abbott then homered, . poWER whipped HOUDAY INN behind the four-hit pitching of Gary Holt, 4-0. driving in three runs for clinchers, the Holt and third-baseman Young .; Steve Beavers held the Eagles -ih their half of the seventh. a ] so had two hits each to pace :tast night, the WINGS topped the winners'. attack. •file BEARS, 8-3. Ten men went down swinging • \ Johnny Paul Beard had little on Holt's hurling and only Holi- 'trouble gaming the win as he day Inn catcher Briley was able Struck out 15 men. to connect for two hits; BIWItlllllllllllllllililillBllillllilWilltllHIIIIIIIIIilllllllimBIIIW Friday *Y -PITOHWG - "Blue Moon" Odorii and Jim ; Nash - -A'Sj pitched Oakland to a doubleheader victory over Baltimore, 6-1 and 6-0, as Odom allowed only one hit i-t a two-outsingle in the ninth -^ wid Nash .yielded BATTOiO-Cari Yastrzemskii Red-Sox, .hammered a two-run honiesr in the ; seventh inning, raising Boston to a 3-2 victory ovee-ithe Chicago White Sox. BOWLING SHAMROCK LANES ' Household Exec. League STANDINGS Liberty MkU .,.,....., 1-1 L. 5- T.V 8-1 B. G.'s 3-1 Top Pini 1-3 Astros .......;. 1-3 Seay'a 1-3 HIGH GAMES AND SERIES Lotrite GriMom ....... 197-520 Liberty tfO-1,342 MIHORS— .... -.Minor'Leagus Results.. By:THE.ASSOCIATED, PRESS ... .Pacific Coast League ... .;;.-....'FrWayls,Results ..Tulsa 5, Oklahoiha City S Ehoenix:5,;Tacoma"I; 1 Yancouver'9, Denver 3 ; Portland^ 8,' San Diego *V ^Seattle 5, Hawaii 3 postponed, travel.trouble! .. . ..Saturday'sGames .!. .., Vancouver at Denver bklahoma City at Tulsa Spokane at ndiahapolii Hawaii at Seattle Portland at San Diego Tacoma at Phoenix . . International League .... .', ;. • .Friday'* Rtsulti Buffalo 11,,Toledo 0 Bxwhester',5-3, Syracuse 0-2 Columbus 2-12, Louisville 0-1 Jacksonville.?, Richmond & ,. .Saturday's Gamei .Toledo at Buffalo Syracuse at Rochester, 1 Louisville at CoIumbUs, 1 Richmond at Jacksonville, s Duck Factory Areas In Dire Need of Rain : WINNIPEG, Canada — Un- jless rains cover the'duck fac- itory grounds:.iri .the-Canadian ; prairie provinces,' Arkansas iduck hunters may suffer.-. The Ipast winter : oh the, '.prairies,. ;acc6rding to Ducks Unlimited, ''of the-warmest and (Shortest ; dn record, In-south- em .Saskatchewan -a serious 'water shortage situation ex- iists,'and good, summer rains •are essential to the area if it iis to produce a good duck ; crop this year, i Southern Alberta is dry, i and ducks may have to rely upon man-made waterfowl areas instead of the potholes. The area has had little rainfall and is in extremely-dry condition. In the extreme northern portion.of the province water conditions are fan* to good. ...'.; • Manitoba'* natural water bodies are below normal, but recent rains may have helped :the situation. Some mallards .and pintails are now nesting In some area* of the province. •''. . * * * In rating the condition! of the three provinces that supply, the bulk of ducks that winter in Arkansas, Manitoba's water condition! we fair to good; Alberta i» almost dry; and Saskatchewan needs heavy summer rains for nor- mal production. , The overall situation, which could seriously affect waterfowl production, has been caused by a mild winter and below normal rainfall since last summer. 1 Without^ considerable rainfall™' the next few weeks, many ducks may find their homes dried up before broods are on the wing. It could possibly .mean a reduction in the daily bag limit of mallards. : The situation is somewhat similar/to last year at this time, arid the result was that the mallard daily limit remained at two while the bag limits on most other ducks was increased by the U. 'S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Bryant has been at Alabama, his alma mater, since 1958. Since 1959, the Crimson Tide has not been put of the Top Ten football rankings. They were national champions in 1961,' 1964 and 1965, third in 1966 when they were unbeaten. ' * * * ... . ' Over the period of the. last' eight years,'they have the best record in the country—75 .victories, eight, defeats and five ties. They have played in nine straight bowl games'.. .'The new athletic complex, opened 'this year, covers two acres. It is called The Coliseum. It has 15,000 theatre-type chairs to be used for basketball, concerts and convocations. It is cooled by 270 tons of air-conditioning. It- houses dressing rooms, film studios arid all athletic offices. "We don't spend a quarter of the taxpayer's money," says Bryant.. .. . Alabama's athletic program is self-sustaining—thanks to its football success—and operates virtually independently of the rest of the 1 university. The 'athletic fund not only pays the 'full freight for the over-all sports program but usually has enough left over to pass: along- sizeable contributions to the university. Five years, ago the fund donated $300,000. Recently, anoth. er $200,000' was -given to a fund drive: . --,..- • . ; - ." '*''*. * •• : "We have • -been'^responsible for raising, salaries of the faculty," Bryant said. Football at Alabama is strictly; big time: • Bryant's' coaching philosophy is: "Winning is the only thing." , "A .tie,'' he once said, "is like kissing your sister." . . ' ' He has'13-assistant-coaches, .two graduate assistants and four under-graduate assistants. Each of the 13 assistants has his own private office, only-slightly less luxurious than that of his boss. All offices—even Bryant's —are equipped • with a blackboard, two'pieces of'chalk and two erasers. They hold coaches' sessions in a board room that would do justice to the board of directors at General Motors. Alabama gives 40 football scholarships a year—the conference limit—and keep its total within the 125 limit. It has 25 basketball scholarships, eight for track, eight for baseball, five for swimming and five divided between golf and tennis. The football players are the aristocrats. They live to themselves in a colonial three^story brick struc-' ture called Paul W. Bryant Hall -but referred to as the Bear,;iS Bryant Hiton. It's just like a hotel with a carpeted lobby with""circular fireplace, study rooms, .. .private dining room and kitch-*-'- en. .;,.. 'Alabama's athletic budget runs around $1,500,000 a yeaesii Contrary to common belief, the ,, athletic coffers aren't fattened-' '•"'• by bowl appearances. ,,,!,. 'Our biggest purse was $215,000 from the Orange BowK-i, iri 1966," a spokesman said. "Of this, $100,000 went to the confer-'-''^ ence. The rest was spent on the Miami trip. We took the entirlr'' athletic staff and, as usual, we... went first class." "*''" (Next: Notre Dame, Subdued Grandeur) '';"" COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Time for Eich Diy, "T.lli Whtn Filh tilt But" FOR THE WEEK JUNE 9 THRU 16 SUN 11:19 PM MOM ,10 11:52 PM 'TUE 11 12:26 AM WED 12 >O 1:32 AM THU 13 to 2:35 AM FRI 14 >0 3:33 •AM SAT 15 SO 4:25 AM SUN 16 so 5:12 AM All time is gcvan iri Central Standard-time. Add one hour for the Eastern time zone; hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific .time. In localities using daylight saving time, add one hour to tim* found above. i . Copyright 1968 Blacker ths Fish'— Better iKe'Day for Fiihing ASU Season Over; Trip Blues SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Delta (Miss.) State- eliminated Arkansas State from the NCAA College" Division national championships Friday 4-3. The Indians fell behind 4-1 after two innings and rallied 'or a pair of runs in the fifth jut freshman lefthander George Fletcher came on for Delta in he sixth and blanked the Tribe on one hit over the final four innings. Chapman College of California defeated Delta 11-0 later ?riday and captured the national title. Delta placed second, ASU third and Long Island University, ranked No. 1 in the Mis, fourth. Jim Whitehurst doubled home wo runs for Delta in the first and a third run scored on an infield out. Richard Peoples' double in the second produced what proved to be the winning took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on Wayne Pitcock's sacrifice fly and got two runs in the fifth on Jim Mueler's double and ah infield out, Arkansas State 100020000352 Delta State 310 000 OOx 474 John Ferriell, Bob Sherrill (1) and Criss McGuire; Charles Jourdan, George Fletcher (6), and Les Slough. W-Jourdan .(7-3 L-Ferriell (5-1). run. ASU NOWQPEH MALL BARBER SHOP Day Shopping Center RUSSELL WARREN FRED ATKINSON BROWN BROWN LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Home run power from Len Boyer and John Sipin and the 3-hit pitching of Phil Knuckles carried Arkansas to a 2-0 Texas League baseball triumph over Memphis Friday night. Knuckles, picking up his first victory in .three decisions, retired 12 men in a row after walking the leadoff batter in the game. Memphis got its first hit in the fifth, a single by Joe Moock. Memphis hurler Steve Renko had held Arkansas to only one hit until the fifth inning when Boyer lifted his fourth homer of the year, over the right field fence. ... In the seventh, Sipin added an insurance tally by stroking an Inside-the-park homer into deep left center. It was his third round-tripper of the season. In other game Friday, Amarillo blanked San Antonio 2-0, Dallas-Port Worth beat Shreve- part 7-1 and El Paso defeated Albuquerque 14-3. Memph is 000 000 000-030 Arkansas 000 010 lOx—2 4 0 Reuko and Ezell; Knuckles and Stone. W-Knuckles (1-2). L—Renko (4-5). Home runs, Arkansas, Boyer (4), Sipin (3). 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