The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 10, 1968 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, June 10, 1968
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fijth in a Series Notre Dame: Subdued Grandeur (Fifth in a six-part series) By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) As Notre Dame's head football Coach Ara Parseghian pores over his desk, the eyes of the late Knute Rockne and Frank Leahy glare down from the wall of the tight upstairs office in the Rockne Memorial Building. Next door can be heard the whirring of movie cameras and down the hall the. clatter of action on a half dozen indoor handball courts. * *.*.... Across the way, towering young giants. still dress in the dingy catacombs of the 37-year- old Notre Dame Stadium, each day passing a plaque memorializing Rockne's famed exhortation to "Win one .for the Gin- per." Football at Notre Dame is subdued grandeur. It keeps pace with the jet age present without losing the links to its colorful past. The independent Fighting Irish traditionally play the toughest schedule of any college, team in the country and, except for rare lapses, have managed to be a constant top contender. "\? e pay our. own way." Since 1924, when the ratings be- Unlike a majority of other gan, they have won nine nation- universities, Notre Dame has al crowns and retired two cham- not had an astronomic climb in well organized. • * •*• * ... As a national'team, the pride of the subway alumni, the Irish have hundreds of volunteer scouts, always eager to push a prime local prospect. * * * "We get hundreds of letters," said Parseghian, a dark-eyed Armenian who came to Notre Dame from Northwestern. "We divide the country into six areas. We, assign a coach to each area and check them all out." Ara Parseghian pionships trophies by winning each three times. They .were No. 1 in 1966, fifth last year. * * * ' ' Located in the heart of the Middle West, the Irish find themselves .natural rivals with the powerful Big Ten, with its swelling student popuations, 50,000 to 101,000 seat stadiums and multimillion-dollar athetic budgets. Athough Big .Ten members play before an average of 60,000 fans a game they, as many other big time universities, are experiencing financial difficulties in sports because of skyrocketing inflation. Notre Dame is managing to operate in the black. .' "Our sports programs, even football, are operated as just another part of the university life," explained Herb Jones, the :athletic business manager. "We . don't have a separate athletic .fund. All our money goes into .the school treasury. The school .is responsible for meeting our budget, Frank Leahy enrollment. .The campus count is 7,100—compared with around 5,000 after World War II—and well .below the enrollment of rivals such as Michigan State, 38,100, and Indiana, 24,100. * *. * "We shoud rewrite our contracts with some of • these schools," an athletic department spokesman said. "With such big enrollments, these schools fill half of their stadiums with students and we take only about 50. cents for each." The Irish, with a stadium seating capacity of 59,075, has found it necessary to raise its ticket prices to $7, highest in.the area, compared with ?5 four years ago. It's a sellout every game. * * x The -athletic budget has risen from $900,000 in 1963-64 to $2,000,000 projected for 1968-69. The latter figures includes a new $8.6 million field house and convocation center, replacing the old field house buit in 1898. Notre Dame is .low key compared with some of its rivals. There are no booster clubs..All alumni contributions are fun- nelled into the university with no preferential treatment for sports. There are no special quarters for football players, no training table except for the evening meal in season. The Irish shun bowl games, having played "last Jan. 1,1925, in the Rose Bowl. Thirty-one full football scholarships were given last year. Five Were awarded in basketball, two in tennis, two in golf, none for swimming, fencing nor wrestling. The Notre Dame coaching staff is about half the size:of Alabama's—six varsity assistants, one freshman and two graduate aides. Recruiting is intense and Ward, Goolsby Race Winners '\ : -'~ By Frank Ellis , Courier News Sports Editor . r.': Excellent weather, excellent ..'that is if you are trying to op- .erate a racing speedway, greet',ed the patrons of the Blytheville •Speedway last night and brought •an exciting evening of racing ;to the Mississippi County oval. Several previous cards had •'(been postponed or threatened by I weekend rains, hence the pleas- like at yesterday's fine weather. •'•:'' * * . * '•'. Track conditions were excellent as well. v Buford Ward found them par- \ticularly appealing. i. He streaked to victory in the 'feature for late model 'stock cars In Car 95 owned by Bill Sellers of Blytheville and Danny Lane. C. M. Goolsby was not to be outdone, : He moved out in front and .crossed the finish line first- in the stacker, feature. * * * The supermodifieds likewise presented their usual share of excitement. i After several prleiminary heals, Bobby Ward of Little Rock turned on the steam (or Should we say, gas) and outdistanced the field as the super- modified feature winner. Another Little Rook representative,- GlayvLoetsoher, trailed Ward in the second spot. Races continue at''the'Blythe- ville track. (Next: Yale, Frank Meriwell would have paid) SHORTS -PARIS (AP)-Ken Rosewall defeated fellow Australian pro Rod Laver 6-3, 6*1, 2-6; 6-2, and won the French Open T e n n 1 s Championship Sunday While American amateur Nancy Richey beat British pro Mrs. Ann Haydon Jones 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 for the women's title. LOUISVILLE,. Ky. (AP) Carl Mann fired a three-under- par 69 for a 210 total Sunday to win the fourth annual Bluegrass by four strokes over Sandra Haynie. HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) Jim McDonagh, a 40-year-old New Yorker, won the sixth U.S. Olympic marathon trial, covering the 26-mile 385-yard course in 2 hours, 46 minutes, 51 seconds amidst 96-degree heat Sunday. FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (AP) — When Jackie Stewart's car ran out of gas with only one lap remaining, Bruce McLaren of New Zealand sped past Stewart to win the Grand Prix of Belgium Sunday by 12 seconds over Pedro Rodriguez of Mexi- TROON, Scotland (AP) — Michael Bonallacfc of England trounced Joe Carr of Ireland 7 and 6 Saturday and won the British Amateur Golf Championship for the third time. BERTCHESGADEN, Germany (AP) — Gerhard Mitter of West Germany drove through rain and fog Sunday to win the second stage of this year's European Auto Mountain Climb Championship. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiE! Sunday niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiii' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Luis Tiant, Indians, hurled a four-hitter, struck out six and walked none as Cleveland blanked American League-leading Detroit 2-0. It was Tiant's fifth shutout of the season. • BATTING - Paul Popovich, Dodgers, hit his first major league home run leading off the last of the ninth to start' a two- run rally that gave Los Angeles a 4-3 triumph over Philadelphia. ! Hythevffle (Art.) Courier News - Monday, Jun«_19, !9W ^-J^?^ Don's String Finally Ends GENTLE SEX playg rough in this game of Rugby played between two all-girl teams at Nay, France. Only man on the field was referee, who keep well out of the way of the girls who made up in enthusiasm for any lack of skill. Several Players Expect Retribution In RFK Affair LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale's shutout string finally came to an end, but it had no effect on his team's seven-game victory skein. Despite a run baited in in the fifth inning Saturday by Philadelphia's Howie Bedell, writing finis to the longest shutout inning streak in major league history the Dodgers went on to win 5-3. And Sunday, the Phillies fell 4-3. Before that, Drysdale had re-. written the record books .by demolishing the cobweb-covered mark of 56 consecutive score; less innings set by Walter "Big Train" Johnson in 1913 for' the Washington Senators. Drysdale set a record of 58% innings while pitching six straight shut outs. ,'/.'. By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Several players might be fined and at least one looked today to be traded following the confusion arid bittterriess left by major league "baseball's 'scattered attempts during the weekend to .mourn the death o Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. To play or not to play was the problem, and Commissioner William Eckert left the solution to the individual clubs. As a result, five games were postponed Saturday, three Sunday. Saturday afternoon games were set back to night games to start after Kennedy's funeral, but four of those five games ignored the delay in the funeral and started well before the burial, causing disputes and late starts. One such dispute led to the resignation of Milt Pappas as MINORS— Saturday's Results Pacific Coast League Seattle 2-3, Hawaii 0-2 Indianapolis 4-5, Spokane 14 Phoenix 4-5, Tacoma 3-3 Vancouver 11, Denver 10 San Diego 11, Portland 7 Tulsa 3, Oklahoma City 0 International League Toledo 5-8, Buffalo 3-10 Syracuse 4-4, Rochester 0-3, 2nd game 14 innings Louisville 6-2, Columbus 1-6 Jacksonville 5-2, Richmond 1-0 Sunday's Results Pacific Coast Legaue Denver 7-5, Vancouver 6-4 Indianapolis . 9-6, Spokane 7-1 Portland 7-2; San Diego 1-1 Tulsa 2, Oklahoma City 1 Phoenix 10, Tacoma 10 Only games scheduled International League No games scheduled Bob Aspromonte the Cincinnati team's player spokesman and Pappas said his "days with the club are numbered." Another led to the possible fining of Rusty Staub and Bob Aspromonte of Houston and Maury Wills qf Pittsburgh for failing to appear for Sunday's game. * * * "A number of things have come up besides the Sen. Kennedy situation. A change would be better for all concerned," Pappas said. * * * His resignation followed an argument with Manager Dave Bristol over whether the Saturday game against St. Louis should be played because of the funeral delay. The game started 45 minutes late after being rescheduled to a night game. * * . * Houston postponed one game of its doubleheader against Pittsburg hand delayed the start BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, June 11 ADULTS $1 —CHILDREN 50c NEW STARTING TIME — 8:15 MAIN EVENT An Endurance Contest Red Shadow & Don Carson vs. Ken Lucas & Dennis Hall No Time Limit—No Disqualification—Winner Take All. Number of Falls Will Not Count. The Loser Must Be Unable to Answer the Bell. ; First Match One Hour Time Limit Best 2 Out Of 3 Falls Buster Gordon Vi. The Sundown Kid still before the funeral. New York Mets players voted not to play against San Francisco Saturday, and the game was postponed when the club backed them up. The New York Yankees immediately postponed their game against the California Angels after Mayor John Lindsay declared Saturday a day of mourning for New York City. The Chicago Cubs also called off their game against Atlanta and Washington postponed its contest against Minnesota. On Sunday, Oakland's doubleheader at Baltimore and the Chicago White Sox' game at Boston were postponed. But a dispute arose in Houston when Staiib, Aspromonte and Wills failed to show for the Houston-Pttsburgh game. Houston player representative Dave Giusti said his team voted lo play the game on the national day of mourning only because of "very definite economic pressures" from General Manager Spec Richardson. The Astros earlier had voted not to play. An earlier report said that any Astros who didn't play would be fined $3,000. Richardson said he knew Staub, hitting .320, and Aspromonte would not play. 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