The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 1, 1966 · Page 11
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BftftHfe (Alk.) Onto KM* - Aft* . MM- TAt VwW rfOflt ED HAYES %* * * * Eagle Flies Coop HE WAS BACK MAKING HEADLINES YESTERDAY. Charley Eagle had created his share of the screaming streamers in high school and college but the last three years he has been part of the background scenery, right where a proper assistant to the head coach is supposed to be. It's a comparatively placid life once the contract is signed each year. An assistant is supposed to help and learn. That's what Charley has been doing. Blytheville is a good basketball stop and Dwight Williams is a good teacher. Charley has been warm under the collar upon occasion the last three years when spying something irrational the varsity or B Chickasaws did or failed to do, but he hasn't had a sterling blowup since 1963 when he yanked his powerful Papooses off the floor and out of the junior high state tournament at Hot Springs. : ' • '* * * One of Charley's self-imposed duties here was to keep his boss composed on the bench, an incongruous role for a young man who was a firebrand at North Li'l Rock High and •Arkansas State Teachers College. I wouldn't even offer a guess how many times Charley reached out for his boss' coattails and prevented him from stepping too far out in protest during a game. Wonder if there'll be anyone at Trumann to grab Charley t coattails. •*•*•.* He could turn out to be a sitter, an internal sufferer like Glen Rose but I doubt it. Some coaches who did what Charley :i did (pull his boys off), repent and aver they would never do it again. Not this guy. No need to repeat the colossal triplecross that triggered the coach's action at Hot Springs but he had motive, believe " me. One thing about it I like, Charley didn't feel he had to go around apologizing about it. I liked it Tuesday, too, when he said: "I'm not going to say I'll never do it again." I'm thinking the Wildcats have got themselves a tiger. Eagle Leaves Nest Richardson Electric 2237 BIRCH 'For f/tefrfc Strvfo CallLouit" Loala RichardaoR Owner ft Operator PO 3-7824 OPENING! FRIDAY, APRIL 1st H4) MINNOW SHOP Compltf« Fishing Supplies AndBoil- 216LACLEDE Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Itanday'i tUHlta Cincinnati 1, Baltimore 3 Minnesota «, New York A 3, 10 innings Boston 10, Washington 0 St. Louis 7, Chicago A S New York N 7, Kansas City 3 Detroit *, Pittsburgh 7 Houston 12, Philadelphia 9 San Francisco 7, California 4 Cleveland 4, Chicago N 1 Saturday's Games Atlanta vs. Minnesota at Orlando Cincinnati vs. Baltimore at Miami Houston vs. Kansas City at Daytona Beach Philadelphia vs. Washington at Pompano Beach Pittsburgh vs. New York A at Fort Lauderdale St Louis vs. Boston at St. Petersburg Chicago A vs. Detroit at Sara- seta Cleveland vs. Portland at Tucson Chicago N vs. California at Long Beach Los Angeles vs. San Francisco at Mesa MANN STILL LEADER .Once Charley looked into the Trumann job, everything popped in a hurry. He was recommended by a friend for the head job to J. D. McGehee, super. McGehee told the third party to have Eagle get in touch with him. ' Charley, though, let day after day trickle by without niak- ' ing contact. At that time he did not seriously consider taking 1 the job should it be offered. He wanted a head job but he - didn't want a slash in salary. .; f Finally, to appease tus friend more .than anything, he "called. The job was outlined. "But I've got a good job," the '; coach protested. The super persisted. The coach went over ''$ for a visit. * * * 2 Back in Blytheville Sunday Charley thought it all over, •" ! weighing this, weighing that, finally informing McGehee that 3 he was turning the job down, unless he were offered a light'" er teaching schedule and a heavier salary. --.' By then the Eagle family was preparing to spend a sixth ~ year in Blytheville. Early Tuesd. y morn, however, the « Trumann superintendent called back and told. Charley hia ••-1 terms had been met. ,_.,.., "\ The coach was somewhat astonished. "I had no idea ; - they would pay that kind of money," he said. The Trumann "s official was somewhat astounded himself evidently because he "* informed his new coach, more than once, that the Wildcat £ establishment had never before paid a basketball coach that t* much. M * * * lEagle in Trumann Cage "• Charley has i good friend on the Trumann staff, so he'a >3 not going over there all the way cold. He and DarreU Hall !2 the football coach graduated from State Teachers together. S "I'm sure he bad something to do with my getting the m job," Eagle said. " J I'm willing to wager that Charley was the first and to « the only AIC basketball player ever to make the all-confer- 5 ence first team as a sophomore and Uwn the second team the "( »ext two seasons. When he was a soph, Cliff Horton's Tutors v won the AIC championship, went undefeated in Arkansas and ~> finished with a 24-4 reading. S Lots of folks in Blytheville are against Charley's leaving "' but I doubt any will be affected like hit Dad who never •w missed a game when the football or basketball Chickasawi * played in the Li'l Reck area. Mr. Eagle has a store in North ^ Li'l Rock and is an expert at making fruit cakes; 23 ***•'••. =•*? I had a number of suggestions from readers who wanted :S to write the headline on Eagle's resignation. "Eagle Flies tlte *** Coop " "Eagle Leaves the Nest," "Eagle in Trumann Cage," X and "Eagle Feathers Trumman Nest," were among the en'* Charley is no headline hunter but with a name like Eagle,. BM he's assured of getting Ms ~~~~~~~——~~~~ ™ share of newspaper space »| again. He's been gone too doggoned long. ; * * * ... FOUR-DOT DATA: For ;l the first time, Blytheville IS Li'l League plans to hold ;* its tryouts at night (April <<; 15-16). Thanks to Gene (Sun *§ Dial) Hancock of the Ritt % for the tip... .Tip to Han- w cock: it's Ann Margret, not S Ann MargAret. "Read Courier News Claisifjeds Fights •IIIIIIIIIIIIHIHII' iiiuiiiiiiiwiiniinni By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES-Joe Orbillo, 187, Wilmington, Calif., out- pointed Tony Doyle, 202, Draser, Utah; 10; Manuel Ramos, !03, Mexico City, knocked out Irish Jerry Simms, 205, Pomona, Calif., 8. BANGKOK - Puntip Kaeow suriya, Thailand, knocked out Henry Acldo, the Philippines, 5, flyweights. Cage Pros Ray Mann Is the singles and all evenb leader; Calvin Holllngsworth and Mae Williams are ahead in doubles; and OMS has tha best team score. These are the current leaders in the eighth annual Mississippi County Men's Bowling Association tournament now in progress at Coral in Osceola and Sham- rock In Blytheville. There's another weekend to go. "These scores are strictly unofficial," reminds Bill Hrabovsky, tournament director. * * * Other good scorings: 97th Bomb Wing 3005; Father John McDaniel-Jimmie Kittany 1243; and Robert Valentino 1835. iBOWUNG/ Jack Wagner gathered 204-569 n Church League last night at Shamrock. Davey Fowler crac Shamrock. Davey Fowler cracked 566; Tony Wyatt 557; Ron Caldwell 212; and Bert Williams 199. Second-place Manila Methodist stacked 975-2908. Ruth Gregg garnered 197-533 in Household Exec League. Myrtle Thomas tossed 486; Madeline McSpadderi 173467; June Stin- nitt 460; Alita Nowlin 179; Rachel Price 171; Carol Thornton 167; and Peggy Brittian 165. Seventh-place Floopers flip- flopped 631-1752. Frankie Chambers cleared 170492 in Steelite League. Faye Osburn stashed 465; Carmen Mathis 459; Doris Burnham 176; and Dottie Wingfield 167. Team results hot available. J. L. Gurley rediured 203-932; JK* Wtintr 198-530; »nd Sttwtrt Ourlejr 23C-92S in Parmcn Lc««u» (Mar. 30). Farmers Tractor . traju pcd 1020; nnd Blythnlllt Tnctor CHURCH . 33 . 31 . 26 HiiiiniiiNiiiiiiiiniiiiiHD NBA Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results No games scheduled Friday's Games Eastern Semifinals Cincinnati at Boston, best-of- 5 series tied 2-2 Western Finals St. Louis at Los Angeles, 1st gam* of best-of-7 series Saturday's Games No games scheduled Methodist Seeken . Manila Methodist . Trinity. Baptut .... PreibyterUn Wolvei Christian LamBs . . BAFB ...... ......... ... HOUSEHOLD EXEC State Farm Ins. '. Lyve Y'en Y ..... ...... Pin Busters T .......... 25 Eager Beaver* .......... 23 Leftovers Alley Katl ............. . 23 Floopers ............... 32 Road Runners ........... 20 Latecomers Continentals ........... Throw? Y ............. IS continentals No. 2 . ... 1114 ITHLITI W Klnnlngham Mtr. Co. .. 72 Harris Dlst. Co ......... «7% Hawkins ................ M Sam Hamra ........ ... 39^ Woo ................... 53 Edith's ................ S3 Hans MFA .............. 41 steele Auto ............ .31 FARMERS 15% 32% . 20',i ' llVj 19',-i 21 22 24 23 '/, L King! Seed t Otiln .... 31 u 2(1 ii Blythevllli Tractor Co. . 30% 21% just mention my name inBlytheville ood flying Service ... 30 32 IcCinh's lAnd Agency .30 22 "rmers Tractor 28 24 tome Gin Co 28 24 wo Tigers 19 33 .rmorel Planting ....... li 41 hicks-Popt Hot Golf AtBCC There's . a hot golf duel lined up at Blytheville Country Club this afternoon. Blytheville High Chickasaws vs. Blytheville Junior High Papooses. "I know it doesn't sound like .much," observed .pro Bob Boyd, "but it should be a good one. There's a lot of skullduggery going on. "The junior high team . feels it can beat the varsity . . . and the varsity boys are afraid they can. "This should tell us today what kind of varsity team we're going to have." • The nine-hole duel was to start at 3 -o'clock, finish- about 5. The varsity Chickasaws hold two straight wins over Manila. SHORT SHORTS FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Danny Keeter of Mountain Home's Clan AA high school basketball champions has signed • scholanlilp agreement with the University of Arkansas. Duddy Waller had previously signed Robert McKenzie of Class A champion White Hall and Jerry Wayne Ashcraft of Grady. HELENA, Ark. (AP) - Fred Powers, a former assistant coach at Brevard Junior College in Coaca, Fla., has been named head basketball coach and athletic director at Phillips County Community College. ' Powers is also to serve as business instructor during the first year's operation of the new school, created after passage of the state Junior College Enabling Act. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Little, University and Southern Baptist Junior College split a baseball doubleheader here Thursday with LRU winning the first game 4-2 and Southern Baptist JC taking the second by the same score. • ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas A&M beat three other teams, two of them co-members of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference, in a track meet here Thursday. The Aggies had 62 points, followed by Henderson with SB, Southeast Oklahoma 30 and Ouachita Baptist University 28. GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - R. H. Sikes of 'Springdale, Ark., shared fourth place with six others after the first round of the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament Thursday. He shot a 68, three off the pace of the leader, Doug Sanders. • HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Alnbil moved up from third on the last turn to score a surprise victory in the $5,000 Oaklawn Park feature here Thursday. Alnbil, who returned 128.60, $9.80 and $6,20, beat Dr. Jazz by a neck. A length and a half back in third was Owens Lee. Dr. Jazz paid 53.80 and $3.20 to his backers in the crowd of'9,642, and Owens Lee returned $5.60. . ; - . Five previous winners compete in a field of 12 today for the $5,500 feature purse. 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