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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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BlythevUle (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, June 11, 19W- Page Ntot By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer NEW HAVEN, Conn,,(AP) - Spirallng costs in college'athlet- ics have become so severe that soms observers foresee the day that big time college football will be forced back to Ivy League status. This woud mean some de-emphasis—abandonment of the two-platoon system, no spring training, less high-pressure recruiting, no blanket athletic scholarships. . It's unlikely, but would it be bad? • In the college majors, the Ivies come closest to being purely amateur. They play among themselves and limit their foes generally to teams ...with their.own..outlook. Thfey seldom venture against such giants as Michigan State, Southern California, Texas : and Tennessee. Yet .they carry on a constant flirtation—within bounds—with the so-called big tjme. "Recruit? Sure,, we recruit, •we recruit like the dickens," says DeLaney Kiphuth, a small, forceful man who is director of athletics at Yale 'University. "But we don't subsidize." Yale, which began football back in 1872 when the ball was round and a goal counted one point, was the Ivy . League last of a Series Portend Trend Roberto Can Still Smile Despite His Costly Error By BOiB GREEN Associated -Press Sports Writer ROCHESTER,-.N:Y. (AP) -A. veteran writer, who has covered golf since the days of Gene Sarazen, was questioning Roberto De Vicenzo. "How long .have you been coming to tourneys in this country, Roberto?" The' eyes crinkled, the smile flashed and the accented reply came: ..... "Longer than you have." The answer-only slightly exaggerated—was 'typical'.-of the Cheerful, gracious gaucho who captured the Imagination of the golfing world by the game's greatest blunder, signing away a chance at the Masters Championship. "I lose my brains,' 1 he said in Augusta; Ga., after signing an incorrect scorecard and thereby losing a tie for first place and a shot at a victory in a playoff. And he might have lost ?1 million. Promoters estimate a Masters, title.,0m • be parlayed into that 'figuriSfn 7 endorsements, appearances and,so forth. - But.-"'-the-aging Argentine hasn't Iost" ; :the- captivating smile, the unfailing good cheer, the sparkling wit that made him one of the world's most popular comnetitors even before he won Ills first major.title, the British Open in 1967; ; And he hasn't lost his sense of values. "The Masters, ah, that was bad," he said today while practicing for .the.U.S. Open beginning Thursday at the Oak Hill Country Club. "Not the money. It was the championship I would like to have! I make.enough money. What do I need more money? I have a nice home in Argentina. Bob Goalby I have a car. It is a little old, perhaps, but why do I need a new one? "And I have a nice family, wife and two boys. .One boy is 21, one is 19. I play golf long enough each year to make enough money to take care of them. Then I go home and enjoy my family." -Roberto, big and balding, may have won more professional tournaments than any other golfer the world has known.' Even he doesn't know how many. . "Maybe AVI. Maybe a..little more. I don't know for sure," he said. "I play all over the world,; Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, everywhere." But he's only a part-time performer on. the rich, U.S. tour. "I like this country," he said. "Some things about it I don't understand, but I like it." And what is it he doesn't understand about this country? "After the Masters, I should be shot. But people,, the fans, they seem to love me. "I play in three tournaments since then. I won one. Suddenly, everyone is my fan. Everywhere I go, they say 'Come on, KobertoV. We're with you, Roberto.. They slap me on the back. "I lose. I do a stupid thing. And I ant a hero." By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sport* Writer ROCHESTER ,N. Y.(AP) The U. S. Golf Association is taking extra precautions that there will be no repetition of 1'affaire De Vicenzo in the Open Championship, starting Thursday. Tightest security.measures — including an Off-limits tent and armed patrolmen — will be taken to protect players rechecking their score cards at the 18th green at the: Oak Hill Country Club. "This is simply a refinement of What we have been doing since the Jackie Pung incident in 1957," said Joseph C. Dey, executive director of the USGA. "But the player will be given every chance to check his card in privacy." Roberto De Vicenzo of Argentina blew his chance to tie Bob Goalby for the Masters crown at Augusta in April when he negligently signed for a four on a hole on which he had, taken a three in full view of television's millions. The "mistake caused him loss WomenGolfers Perform Well By Frank Ellis Coourier News Spotrs Editor Blytheville and the Blytheville Country Club were well represented at last week's Second -Annual Ladles Invitational Golf Tournament in Manila. ' Mrs. Dale Dunlap, Mrs. Jack Robinson,. Mrs. Rupert Crafton and Mrs- Harold "Sudbury and Mrs. Cullen Dixon all earned honors. , , . Mrs. Dunlap was- the overall tournament winner. .. Her score of 39 was the same as she shot,the day before to win th& championship at .the Maiden, Mo., Invitational. : *-, , * .*--"' ' ' Mrs. Robinson, was the "A flight low -gross winner while Mrs: Crafton captured the title in the "C'Vfllght with the lowest net score. , ..' • . Mrs. Sudbury was: low •':net scorer in the championship flight. . ••'.,' Mrs. Dixon was low net winner, iin the "B" flight. * * • * Over 50 women took part in. the event. '. •'; . . Big Lake, Blytheville, Osceola, Paragould, Blytheville Air Force Base, Cherokee Village and Jonesboro Country Clubs were represented. Mrs. John Rowland of Cherokee Village was the low n*t winner. . '"•' * * * Over the weekend, several Blytheville golfers took part in the Invitational Tournament at Kennett, Mo. John Germain and daughter, Dorothy, finished in the second spot of th* out-day affair white Mrs- Dunlap and son, Ronnie, finished third. Later this month, Dot Germain will take part in the Women's National Intercollegiate Golf Tournament at Duke University, Durham, ,N. C. Mrs. Dunlap is presently in Fort Smith to take part.in the State Women's Tournament the next few ; days. ' • •• Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division ••};• w. L.pct.G.B. Arkansas ".:. 2823 .549 -,.: Shreveport . 27 27 .500 2'/i Memphis ... 2329 .442 BVi Dal-FW .... 2432 ..429 8%. Western Division W; L, Pet. G.B. Albuquerque 3022 .577 _.— ElPaso .... 3123 .574 — • Amarlllo ... 25 26 .490 4W San Antonio .. 22 28 .440 7 ; Monday's Results Arkansas 5 Memphis 3 Dallas-Fort Worth 8. Shreveport 2 El Paso 11, Albuquerque 8 (11 innings) (Only games scheduled) Today's Games Amarlllo at Arkansas Dallas-Fort Worth at Albuquerque San Antonio at Memphis , Shreveport at El Pas* ' Osceola Track Runs Fast Before a better than average crowd on Sunday night, Willie McDanicl and Hooker Hood showed:the way at the Osecola Speedway, Late model stackers, C cars and A cars all put on a good show. 'Joe Dowlet took first place in the C-alow heat but Moody came back In car 190 to capture the C-Feature. 1 * * * : McDaniel was the whole show in the late model stacker field. Car 19 streaked to victory in the first heat and repeated ill heroics in the feature. Tommy Jackson, driving No. 98, finished second. • ' * •* * A-Car action was dominated by Hood while Bobby Voo and Don Kerb* shared winners' honors. * * * Voss, in Car 77, topped the Held in the slow heat. Hood took the fast heat while Kerbo captured the consolation run. . / ,' In the 50-Up A-Fealurt, Hood'i No. M again sped past the finish marker ahead of the competition, Sonny Hooper trailed in second with Ivall Cooper third. ' • * *• *' Next Sunday, u a special feature, "BOJO" will b* on hand. 'Track manager Harold Per* ry made this announcement yesterday. of a stroke, just enough to knock him out of a playoff for the title, worth S25.000 in cash and supposedly worth $1 million in other opportunities. > •' .* V- •'..- ' The celebrated error caused an up roar among fans and critics, who contended golf rules were outmoded and should be changed. Under golf rules, a man is responsible for his own card. If he signs for more strokes than he made, he is stuck with them. If he signs for less, he is disqualified. * * * Mrs. Pung, a Hawaiian housewife, was disqualified-for signing an erroneous scorecard after she had apparently won the Women's Open at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck; N. Y., in 1967. At the time, it was said she was distracted by the press and well-wishers. IIIIinillllllinillllllHIIII HWWIMIIMHI' Flghtt iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiinHiiiiiiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK-Vinee Shomo,' 151, New York, and Carlos Marks, 154&, Trinidad, drew, 10. ..SEACAUCUS N.J.-Ton ,Mamarelli, '136, Seacaucus, and Gabe L» Marca, 137, Arlington, N.J., drew 10. Sundown Kid Wrestlers Will Try Endurance . Endurance will be the key to success on tonight's wrestling card at Legion Arena. Promoter Herb Welch has arranged a no time limit, no.dis- qualification, winner take all endurance match. Don Carson and the Red Shadow tangle with Ken Lucas and Dennis-Hall. The-number of falls will not count in this match. ' ,* * .* . The last man (team) to remain on his feet takes the jackpot."' "•". . '"• ;••"• The lowr muit be unable to DO YOU HEED AUTO PARTS? Buy genuine Central Motors and United Dslco auto parts on your Bank- Americard. ' AUTOMOTIVE PARTS CO. champion in 1967. It had an 8-1 record, 7-0 in the league. It had the old Blues jumping out of their skins. "The main difference is that football with us is a social event, not a madness," Kiphuth added. "It's a chance to get out in bright autumn weather and tail-gate." ; ' ;...... : Tail-gating is the ritual of eating basket lunches out of the hind end of a station wagon. Yale has an all-male student enrollment of 4,125. It plays its home games in the famous concrete oval named Yale Bowl, seating. 70,874. You can fill it with Harvard or a good Cornel .earn. Yale and other Ivy schools are handicapped in that, they don't give grants-in-aid for.ath- etic ability alone—a Big Ten school may have as many as 280 men on scholarship at one time —and don't permit spring prac- :ice. That doesn't mean that Yale doesn't get good athletes. The «am's quarterback, Brian Dowling of Cleveland, is one of ;he best in the country. Few men carry the ball with much greater power than 215-pound Cal Hill of Baltimore. Dowling, because of his proficiency in all sports, has been compared with Yale's legendary Frank Meriwell of the dime novel days. "When Dowlign came to Yale, he had to pay his own tuition and fees because he could af- :ord it," Kiphuth laid. "Since then, his father has died, and Ms situation has changed." All scholarships are handled through a central office, the Collegiate Scholarship Service at Princeton. Football players supposedly are given the same consideration as boys who play the tuba or whose favorite pasttime is flirting with coeds. A NEW KIND OF WATER TRAP—Cherl Ragland of Week! Wachi, Fla., prefers to remain submerged, even when she's not performing as a mermaid at-Florida s Underwater Grand Canyon. She displays winning form while practicing her golf swing below the surface. Ark-Mo, Jaguars, Frogs Victorious Limited diamond action still brought action-filled baseball and Softball last night and over the weekend. .ARK-MO topped RANDALL in a LITTLE LEAGUE game, 7-4, Gary Holt again in command with seven strikeputs for the winners. Shortstop-Simers led the hitters with two triples. PEE WEE play gave the FROGS a 15-0 blanking of the WARRIORS as wlldness affected losing hurler H. Hughes. Farris picked up the win. MIDGET action saw the JAGUARS outscore the ORIOLES, 9-4. Scott Lutz gained credit.for the win while' Gunter was saddled with the loss. PONY LEAGUE play had the RAMS topping the TIGERS, 11- Rlcky Roberson, with relief help from John Worlund, earned the decision, aided by two-base hits off the bats of Terry Payton and Jack Webb. Doubles by Charles Floyd and Charles Crigger were not enough to prevent a loss despite the hurling efforts of Mike McCall and Floyd. * * * Friday night, AGRICO came from behind with three in the seventh to beat FLORAFAX, 109. Bill Haney's homer and Howard Cameron's winning RBI made Buddy Haney a winning pitcher. Brewer lost. A second clash saw PEPSI- COLA, slam BLYTHEVILLE CANNING, 19-7. Jim McClean got the win as Charles Adams took the loss. Last night, too.KIWANlS topped HOLIDAY INN, 9-3, In a Little League game. Parish's two hits paced the winners while Briley's double was Holiday's best blow. Parish also struck out 12 in earning winning pitcher honors. answer the bell, with one minute breaks between falls. The winner of each fall will have $50 added to- the purse, while the loser will have the' same amount deducted. In" a orie hour, : best two of: three falls ptelim,;Buster Gordon faces the Sundown Kid starting at 8:45. HERMON C. JONES BuilMM Mn'i AKIIIUM Co. 555 S*. Ptrklni btondal Suite «4 Ph. ttt'Mil M«mphli, VeniuiM* . ... . Iniunm for liuu Piuilli Kej Man - rtrtBtriklp • Cw pontlon - Group Pemlom • «*• UtMtent - HoiplUllMtkU. OilrWork Has To Be Good- We've Been Here 35 Years COME TO — BARKSOALE ,325 South Broadway '.'i'.'v.'.'.'i'/iV.'V'/T-rrI :'V •!','•:' i.'o I, -• . '•..; Manufacturing and MacMiMWorfci PO 2-2911 "That doesn't mean we don't do our darndest to qualify a boy who is good at throwing-and running the football, swimming or playing tennis and who is smart and hardup," Kiphuth said. "But the competition is tough. 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