The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 2, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 2, 1966
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RACE RIOT - Several races with a gang participants, such as this junior high 880-yard run, were expected at Bulldog Stadium in Wilson today in the annual Wilson Invitational. This was action in last week's meet. In the 880 and mile runs, Wilson officials Indicated they would permit each school to enter as many as 10 runners in a race, teammate* stack- Ing up in the same lane. (Courier News Photo) Celtics KO the Royals Hawks Get By C. C. McGILUCUDDY Associated Press Spoilt Writer BOSTON (AP) - Boston turned its attention toward Philadelphia today without taking time to enjoy its comeback victory over the Cincinnati Royals in the National Basketball Association's Eastern division semifinal playoff. Victorious Coach Red Auerbach ordered a practice session, declining to give his players a day off despite the tough series with the Royals that closed Friday night with Boston scoring a 112-103 victory in the fifth and final game. Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Lakers trounced the St. Louis Hawks 129-106 and took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Western Division final. * * * The Celtics swing right back into action Sunday when they open the best-of-seven division final playoff against Philadel phia and Wilt Chamberlain on the 76ors' court. "Sam was the key," said Auerbach as he discussed the scoring exploits of Sam Jones that brought the Celtics from an eight-point deficit in the firsl quarter to a second period lead they never lost. "Sam's shooting is what did it. Sam and John Havlicek." Jones wound up with 34 points, getting 24 in the first COURIER NEWS . UTBWMtT, APRIL t. MM MM SHOWS AT WILSON AND AMERICAN LEGION ARENA Track Today...and Boxing Tonight By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Track and boxing are the attractions today. There's track, from morning until evening, on the sumptuous track at Bulldog Stadium in Wilson. The event Is the annual Wilson Invitational. At Legion Arena in Blytheville there is amateur boxing tonight. First bell at 8 o'clock. The track meet was scheduled to start at 9 o'clock this morning for all preliminaries. The docket for this afternoon's finals: field events at I; running events at 2:30. More than 400 athletes were to take part There are 23 RIGHT DIRECTION - Dr. John Elliott, director of Blytheville Boys Club, tips Jessie Davis Guyton on ring form at Legion Arena. Guyton is among the many Harrison High, Harrison Junior High, Blytheville High and Blytheville Junior High athletes who are to stage a program of amateur boxing at the Arena tonight at 8 o'clock. The program includes other area boys. (Courier News Photo) Cards to Honor Ex-Brown Before Going Downtown ST. LOUIS—As a special feature, George Sisler, a standout with the St. Louis Browns for 12 years, is to be honored along with 11 former Cardinal greats at the , Red Birds' first 11 games of '•the season the Cardnials an- renounced today. • A committee of sportswriters and announcers, headed • by C. C. Johnson Spink, pub-- lisher and editor of The Sporting News, selected'the Cardinal stars one of whom is to be present to relive some memorable moments . in his career at each game the Cardinals play in the historic ballpark that has been their home in 1920. * * « Sisler was named by the Cardinals to join this selected group because he is regarded as the greatest of all the Browns and one of the finest players ever to perform at Busch Stadium. The date when each player will be honored hasn't been announced yet. The Cardinals open the season oh April 12, against Philadelphia, and play Pittsburgh, New York and San . Francisco before they move downtown to the new Busch Memorial Stadium: * * * " • Sisler, who recently celebrated his 73rd birthday, compiled a career batting average of .340, and twice hit over .400, .407 in 1MO and .CO in U8. Bli sizzling bat tvabled the Browns to make a strong bid for the American League pennant in 1922, and his efforts were rewarded at the end of the season when he was named the league's most valuable player. Sisler, who hit under .300 In only one of his 12 years with the Browns, and excelled as a first baseman, was named to the Hall of Fame in 1939. He is the father of Dick, a coach on Red Schoendent's Cardinal team. * * * Cardinal stars to be on hand for the final playing dates at Busch Stadium are Stan Musial, Enos Slaughter, Frank Frisch, Dizzy Dean, Chick Hafey, Jesse Haines, Marty Marion, Ducky Medwick, Terry Moore, John Mize and Schoendienst. Everyone who attends the games is to receive a gold colored coin featuring a sketch and career highlights of the player being honored, and everyone who attends the opener against the Phillies gets a Cardinal commemorative coin holder. Tryouts Tryoutt for Ike BtytfcevfMe semipro baseball Chiefs are to fefe bdd SuNtoy •fttnoM •I Light BrigadeiFMd. Play- en an asked to revert with !:»«*. junior high and 23 senior high teams entered, Including Blytheville, Osceola, Gosnell, Wilson, Reiser, Shawnee and Dell from Mississippi County. Jonesboro is defending champion in the senior division. In fact, the Golden Hurricane is shooting for its third win in a row. Blytheville has never won it—and is not favored to do so today. * * * Don Watson is official starter of the meet. Bill Reed, Wilson senior track coach, is Invitational director. His special assistant is David McCullar, Wilson Junior High coach. Bill Moon handles the pressbox and public address announcements. Wilson adults serve as judges. * * * - : The boxing show is getting to be a regular Saturday night attraction at the Arena. The bouts tonight involve members of Blytheville Boys Club only. No out-of-towners this time. This is about the only way Dr. John Elliott and coaches Lawrence Cassidy and J. C. Logston have to give all the hopefuls a chance to work in the ring before paying customers. Admission are $1 for adults, 50 cents for students. Fans are warned not to expect a flurry of powder puff punches. There are some good challenge and feud matches lined up. SPRING FOOTBALL TO START MONDAY AT UA Much Work for Anxious Hogs By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Coach Frank Broyles begins trying to find replacements for 11 graduated starters Monday when Arkansas begins spring football practice. The Porkers, sporting a 64-22 record in eight seasons under Broyles, will try for their third straight undefeated regular season next year. Louisiana State ended the Razorback winning string at 22 with a 14-7 triumph in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day. It halted the nation's longest major college winning streak. * * * "We lost 11 outstanding football players out of 22," said Broyles. "We've got a lot of rebuilding to be done. We are pleased with those returning starters, but now we have to find replacements for the others." One of the key positions to fill will be split end. Bobby Crockett hauled in 30 passes for 487 yards at that spot last season and earned All-Southwest Conference honors in his senior iBOWLW year. The replacement will probably be either Tommy Trantham or Tommy Burnett, brother to last year's leading ground grainer, Bobby Burnett. All-SWC backs Jon Brittenum and Harry Jones should give the Porkers a devastating attack again if Trantham or Burnett successfully fill the split end spot. Brittenum, nursing a shoulder injury, will not see any contact work during the spring and Jones, who pulled a leg muscle in a recent Razorback track meet, will miss about two weeks of the spring work. All-America tackle Loyd Phillips heads the list of returning defensive starters. * * * The Razorbacks will have 36 days to get in 20 practice sessions. Plans call for four work- outs next week and a break until April 19 for the Easter Holidays. The four sessions a week schedule will be followed the rest of the way with Red - White games slated May 6 at Little Rock and May 14 in Fayetteville. "We think the coaches and players alike are anxious to start," Broyles said. "But we've got a lot of work to do." half to lead Boston's rally. Havlicek had 23 points, taking over the shooting chores when Jones was lifted in the second period for a rest. * * «• Auerbach also felt Cincin nati's failures helped Boston's cause considerably. Smith, the hero of the first Cincinnati victory In the series, was taken out of the final game early. -Coach Jack McMahon said he lifted Smith for Tom Hawkins because he wanted to get more height. McMahon believes the tough semifinal series will help Boston in its attempt to capture its eighth consecutive NBA championship. '•"''.' it * ' * Jerry West and Elgin Baylor were, the big guns for the home team Lakers, who outscored the Hawks 35-15 in the final period. West scored 20 points and Baylor 22 Zelmo Beaty and Richie Guerb Morai tt each for St louis. The two team* play tgain Sunday in Los Angeles. Oaklown Final*, Derby Today HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)Oaklawn Park closes its 1968 rating meet today with the 30th running of the Arkansas Derby, a SSO.OOO-added classic over a mile and one furlong. Leading me list of favorites is Emdee Stable's Casing Tools, along with Scottsdale Farm's Better Sea, Cantor and Hill's Timely Move and Paul Falkenstein's Taipan. Better Sea and Timely Move will share equal top weight of 122! pounds in the field of 12 three-year-olds. ' ' * * * Other starters »re Everett Lowrance's Help on Way, Wil- hdft Brothers' Etadfo, L. C. Wilson's Belt Line, Clear Springs Stable's Beau Sub, Leonard Pike's Shecky Chi, Mrs. Joe Smreker's Waki Rullah, Forrest Lindsay's Council Town arid Lynn Thomas' Quachita. Although Casing Tools has never won a stakes event, he defeated a strong field in a mile and 70-yard allowance test iiii!m«iti^i^i»iMiw»™' 11 " |; 3 and 2 .',.••' Golf Paps Rap Tribe Blytheville Junior High Papooses nipped the Bly- Iheville Chickasaws 3 and 2 in a hot golf duel at Blytheville Country Club yesterday afternoon. It was a handicap event, with the first Ihree Chickasaws giving away two holes. The remainder of the matches were hole-for-liole. Dennis Hall of the Chickasaws was medalist with 41 on the nine holes. Berry Bishop was Papoose medal- ist with 42. * * • Scores of the other Chickasaws: Louis Me Waters 45; John Bradley 49; and George Hubbard 56. John Black and Richard Rose did not finish on lost by forfeit. Other Papooses' scores: John Rose and John tier- main 43s; Terry Gurley 51; Dean Gurley 54; and Bill Hubbard 56: The golf was played in cool, very windy weather. * * * "We've got some work to do," commented Dan Rains, senior coach. "Of course, the elements were against us today," observed Bob Boyd, BCC pro. "And the results today certainly are not indicative of the kind of senior team we're going to have. "But the boys need competition like this, before they go to the state tournament." The Chicks have a match with Manila here next Friday afternoon. here. Timely Move and Better Sea have been impressive Oaklawn winners in middle distance events. If all II horses start, the race will, gross $59,400 with th« winner getting 135,640. In Friday's feature, Maywatt rallied in the stretch to outdistance Baby Lullaby by a neck. The winner returned $6.80, $4.20 and $3.40; Baby Lullaby paid 513.40 and $7.60 arid the show horse, Pin Deck, returned ?4. The daily double (Cecily Parsley, $67.80, and Miss Addie, $44.90) paid $900, only 20 cents short of the top daily dou- >le at the 1966 meeting. Vaughn Shownes registered 233-638 in recent action at Shamrock. (League report was undated and league unnamed.) Foy j Etchieson slammed 224-632; Juanice Etchieson 221-631; Bert Williams 201-572; and Minnie Lou Williams 213-471. League- leading Hits & Mrs. hit 9412672 as three bowlers racked 600-olus scratch series. STANDINGS M 27 M 90 Hits ft Mn 33 II Strike! & Splits 3CP,4 17<4 Bowl WwvU> 27*5 20i| Team No. 4 23 25 . The gtarclun 2! We« Ant* 31 Team No. t 11 Calf Hop«n 14 CHICAGO (AP) - A federal grand jury investigating alleged criminal inroads in boxing recessed Friday but was expected to resume its activity in about a week Edward V. Hanrahan, U.S. attorney conducting the probe, said Friday the grand jury had resorted to a "routine session." Most observers felt this was done to take the public spotlight off the investigation. NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS DELTA AUTO PARTS 123 WEST ASH PHONE PO 2-2007 FORMERLY JOHN MILES MILLER AUTO SUPPLY "YOUR BUS/NESS National Hockey Leaf** Friday's Rente No garnet scheduled Today's Games Chicago at Montreal New York at Toronto

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