The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 8, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 8, 1966
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WILT SUPERB, BUT ... 76ers Still 'Dogs PHILADELPHIA, (AP) "Well, we still have the edge," laid Boston Celtics' Coach Red Auerach. ."And we're still the underdog any way you look at it," said Dplph Schayes, coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. These were almost the hottest ppst-mortem comments as the two coaches surveyed the results of Thursday night's 111-105 Philadelphia victory, its first in the finals of the National Basketball Association's Eastern Division. It cut the Celts' lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series that will be resumed Sunday in Boston. | That's how it stands also In I where the Los Angeles Lakers have the 2-1 edge over St. Louis with the next game Saturday night in St. Louis. * » » Schayes, whose 76ers beat Boston six out of 10 in regular season play, said he feels Philadelphia "finally has come out of its slump, but—" and he paused for emphasis: "You can't take these Celtics for granted. We've got to fight every game every inch of the way." Schayes was right about that, especially as he pointed out that his 76ers almost blew a 24-point first half lear — it melted to one point »t 100-99 - before Phila delphia's bread-and-butter guys 7-foot-l Wilt Chamberlain and outside shooter Hal Grcer began swishing them through in the final five minutes. * * » Chamberlain came through superbly, collecting 31 points and grabbing 27 of Philadelphia's 69 rebounds. Greer's point total of 19 was below his average, but he got nine of them in the last seven minutes. Chamberlain scored five of his points with just four minutes left. John Havlicek was high for Boston with 27 and Sam Jones had 25. iBOWUNG Jerry Kitchens clicked with 189-487 in Steelite League yesterday at Shamrock. Pete Hood hooked 189-485; Faye Osburn 475; and Carmen Mathis 168. Second-place Harris Dist. Co., collected 1679-2102. .Madeline McSpadden stashed 192-559 in Household Exec League. Ruth Gregg lowered 190489; Myrtle Thomas 488; Allene Page 195-484; Juanita Jones 177; and Delores Gambrell 191. League-leading State Farm IM. booked 664-1795. Jack Wagner »co«d 226-6M: Voa StmwneE 209-5»8; Clllt Kins S10- 537; E. W. Robertson 206; and Bert WUllams 200 In Farmers League, Apr. 6. Hood Flying Service stacked 1036-2886. STEELITE ^ W Klnnlngham 73 Harris 71H Hawttns 68 Sam Hamra 62i,£ Bdltn'a 57 Igloo 53 Hales 41 Bteele Auto 21 HOUSEHOLD EXEC. W State Farm Inc 36*£ Lyne Y'ers T 32y> Alley Ksts 27 Pin Busters T ..'. 25U Eager Beavers 25',£ Leftovers 25% Floopers .. 25 latecomers ...'.. 23'A Continental! 20% Road Runners 20 Troway Y 1 16 Contmtentals IZ 1 ^ FARMERS W Bias's Seed & Feed ... 34^ BIytheville Tractor .... 33% Hood's Flying Service 33 Farmers Tractor 31 McCanns T-ATiA 31 Home Gin Co 29 Esso Tigers 20 Armorel Planting 12 491,3 55 59 71 81 221,4 22 « 221,5 23 24 U 5* 25 25 27 36 Baseball Exhibition Baseball By The Associated Press Thursday's Results Atlanta 3, Washington 2, 16 Innings New York, A, 7, Pittsburgh 3 Kansas City 7, Philadelphia 6 Chicago, A, 10, Cincinnati 4 San-Francisco 7, California 3 St. Louis 6, New York, N, 4, (N) Baltimore 7, Minnesota 3, (N) Houston 6, Detroit 3, (N) Cleveland 7, Los Ang'es 5, (N) Saturday's Games New York, A, at Atlanta, (N) Cincinnati vs. Chicago, A, at Evansville New York, N, vs. Baltimore at "Greenville Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Spartanburg Detroit at Houston Minnesota at Houston (N) Cleveland at Los Angeles, (N) St. Louis at Kansas City San Francisco at California Boston s. Washington at Winston Salem, N.C. Sunday's Games New York, A, at Atlanta • Cincinnati vs. Chioago, A, at Indianapolis New York, N, vs. Baltimore at Portsmouth Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh at Asheville Minnesota at Houston Cleveland at Los Angeles St. Louis at Kansas City San Francisco at California Boston vs. Washington at Charlotte Seat Covers CUSTOM MADE $25 - $30 - $35 FACTORY MADE $13.50 to $22.50 Truck seats Exchanged, Boat Seats Exchanged, Custom built and cover* ed. Complete Auto Upholstery Gilbert's WOE.Main Pn. 3-6741 The View from Hen ED HAYES Homer Snooper IF YOU'RE A YOUNG MAN IN THE BIYTHEVILLE area who possesses baseball talent with professional potential, chances are excellent your name has already been duly noted in at least several notebooks. Only way a youngster knows if he has the rare talent is by playing and anyone around here who plays either gets viewed by a scout, bird-dog or some other kind of tipster. B he's In a league, he can believe he's been viewed by a Kout Ron Geary prowls the area for the Cleveland Indians ... Bay Mann of Osceola snoops for the Boston Red Sox ... and just this week Homer Smith was signed to scout for the Baltimore Orioles. Homer, a former minor leaguer, was brought into th« Baltimore fold by Walter Shannon, supervisor of scouts. Homer met the exec through Wally Moon when Shannon was still with the Cardinals. The BIytheville man also feels that Danny Menendez, former Memphis Chicks GM, had something to do with his get ting the part-time job. Danny is now GM at Jacksonville, Orioles farm dub. Homer has been scouting the last couple years but mostly on the bird-dog level. He helped Dwight Williams coach the Dud Casons to the American Legion state championship last year ... but says he won't have time to assist this summer. * * * Local Boxer Spoiled? THEY WERE UNABLE TO LINE UP AN OPPONENT for Gary Surprise, 70-pound tiger of Blytheville Boys Club, at Legion Arena last Saturday night. "They're saving me for next week," he informed ringsiders... Jackson (Term.) mayor George Smith is one of the 10 chairmen of the Golden Gloves of America. He's chairman of franchises for the U.S..... Jimmy Boyett ran out of opponents in Memphis and fought this year in Knoxville. The lightweight won his first fight in Kansas City on a KO, then later the same night lost a decision. Has success spoiled Larry Cassidy, undefeated 97-pounder of BIytheville Boys Club? Jim Bagley called the kid the best fighter "pound-for-pound" the referee has seen in this neighborhood in recent years. It doesn't appear success has bent Cassidy. Following his most recent win, Larry tippy-toed down the steps and went over to get a kiss from his Mom. Good Friday SO, WE COME TO ANOTHER GOOD FRIDAY. Most solemn day .of the year. It's a good time to stop completely from your routine, for at least an hour, and withdraw within yourself. Church or synagogue would be the best place to do this. Do we know where we're going? ANNOUNCING SANFORD SHELTON We are proud that Mr. Sanford Shelton has joined our sales force selling the great line of CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH and IMPERIAL Automobiles. See Mr. Shelton soon for a good deal on a new or used car. "61" MOTOR COMPANY Highway 61 North Phone >0 34137 Chrysler • Plymouth - Imperial ffliiiimiiBiiBiBiinniiiiiiiiimiimiimnnniiiiiiiiiiiiiim SWISH DOPSON SIGNS THRU; ST. ANNS ACl RUSSELLVILLE, A r k. (AP) — Deward Dopson, Arkansas Tech basketball coach, has announced the signing of three basketball players, including all-state John Gross of Fort Smith St. Anne's. The others are Paul Brown of Ccdarville and James Causon of Pleasant View. iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiniiiin ROD READY - Rod Ram- alii, middleweight from BIy- theville Air Force Base and fighting for BIytheville Boys Club, has a Saturday night date at Legion Arena with Woody Woods, U.S. Marine. Woody is a former Mid-South open champion. What figures to be easily the best card of the year has been lined up to go on ahead of the main event. A battle royal is to start the show at 8 o'clock. (Courier News Photo) luiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiininniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiin Fights \mw\\mm\\u\m\mm\\ummm\wm\\w By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BUENOS AIRES—Carlos Oriz, 139, New York, arid Nicoline Locche, 138, Argentina, drew, 0. Nontttle. PORTLAND, Maine - Brad Silas, 150, Washington, D.C., topped Dick French, 156, Prov- dence, R.I., 7. LOS ANGELES-Jerry Quarry, 191%, Los Angeles, knocked ut George (Scrap Iron) Johnon, 216, Oklahoma City, Okla., 2; Chuck Leslie, 175, Los Angeles, outpointed Eddie Jones, .73, Los Angeles, 10. AM&N Loses Two PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Grambling College swept a laseball doubleheader from Arkansas AM&N here Thursday, winning 12-5 and 6-3. Three-Gome Series Yanks Invade Atlanta ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta baseball fans, new to the ranks of the major leagues, get their first look tonight at traditionally the most awesome team in baseball — the New York Yankees. Anticipation and excitement in this Deep South city was best summed up in this newspaper headline: "The Yankees Are Coming." The Yankees have played exhibition games here before when Atlanta was a minor league city, but the three-game series begining tonight marks the first time the Bronx Bombers are truly invaders taking on the hometown major league team, the Braves. The Braves wound up their Florida Grapefruit League com- petition Thursday with » 3-2 victory over the Washington Senators in 16 innings while the Yankees were tripping the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3. * * * The Yankees will start rookie Fritz Peterson tonight and Bob Friend Saturday night. The Braves will start Ken Johnson, Denny Lemester and Hank Fischer in the three games. COURIER NEWS I FRIDAT, APRIL 8, I9M I PAO» OQHT illllllllllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIilllllllllXIIIIIIMIIIIIII 1 ! 11111 Trovi Blanked ST. PETERSBURG, FI». (AP) — Macon beat Arkansas 4-0 in a professional exhibition baseball game here Thursday. Milt Poppas Can't Find the Groove Cleveland Peddles Holdout CLEVELAND (AP) - Pitcher Ralph Terry, who was the last major league holdout with the Cleveland Indians, now has to bargain with the Kansas City Athletics for a 1966 contract. The Indians sold the 30-year- old right-hander to the Athletics Wednesday for $25,000 and southpaw John O'Donoghue. Terry had refused to sign for the $31,000 offered by Indians' President Gabe Paul and wanted $38,000. O'Donoghue, from the A's :raining camp in Bradenton, Fla., said the trade came as a 'big surprise." * * * Terry was reportedly in Minneapolis on a busines trip when [he trade was announced and could not be reached for comment. Terry's wife, Tanya, said rom their home in Lamed, San., that she talked to him on he phone and "he seemed happy." The Athletics said Ed Lopat, the club's executive vice president, would start negotiations immediately. Terry was 11-6 with the Tribe :ast year. By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer If Frank Robinson is an old 10, Milt Pappas must be an ancient 26. Pappas was pummeled in his atest mound performance 'hursday, just one day after lobinson continued his display if lusty spring hitting. In whipping Cincinnati 10-4, he Chicago White Sox battered 'appas for nine runs and seven tits in five innings. The right- hander also walked six and hrew two wild pitches. Pappas and Robinson were he key figures in a four-player winter trade between the Reds and Baltimore. The Reds, feeing Robinson 'is not a young 30," sent the slugging outfielder :o the Orioles for the 26-year-old 3 appas, pitcher Jack Baldschun and outfielder Dick Simpson. Stipinto these Jarmana- you'M be 1m ftitt&ep fa, ^* • In 9ie best-toofrins, bwtiwijwig slip-on shoe of fce sMson! Iff a Jamon, of cows*, and I \wK give yet to mKb comfortable wear yort consider K an UBt&JjAmJng vshM. TTR sooner yov cone in, the soooor JM CM been to «w ad Us contort and style. Gaines-Wright Shoes 219 W. Main Pappas called the trade "the greatest break I've ever gotten in my life" and added: "I should win more games with a team able to get a few more runs for me. Robinson will have a harder time hitting in the big Oriole par?." Retorted Robinson: "Wait until Pappas tries to pitch in Crosley Field. He'll find out. Bet I come out better than he does." The season still lies ahead, but Robinson is right so far. While he has hit eight homers, driven in 17 runs and has a .393 batting average, Pappas has been having trouble. * * * The veteran or eignt American League seasons has pitched 34 innings this spring, given up 17 earned runs for a 4.50 earned run average, allowed 26 hits and walked 21. That's enough to age anyone. Leading the White Sox attack against Pappas was Tommy Agee, who singled across two runs in the five-run third inning and socked a two-run homer in the four-run fourth. Baltimore, meanwhile, defeated Minnesota in one of three 7-3; games. The Orioles erupted for five runs in the first inning as Twins' pitcher Camilo Pascual walked four. Willie McCovey rapped four bits and Juan Marichal scattered five hits in six innings as San Francisco defeated California 7-3, and the New York Yankees stopped Pittsburgh by the same score with Whitey Ford holding the Pirates scoreless for the first six innings. * * * Bob Gibson turned In six strong innings In St. Louis' 8-4 victory over the New York Mets. A sacrifice fly by Frank Bolling in the 16th inning sent home the winning run in Atlanta's 3-2 victory over Washington, and a ninth-inning bases-loaded walk to Ozzie Chavvarria gave Kansas City a 7-6 verdict over Philadelphia. Home, runs by Jim Gentile and John Bateman carried Houston post Detroit 6-3 LIGHT OUT AT 1 AM Judge Deliberates MILWAUKEE (AP) - White- haired Circuit Judge Elmer W. Roller sealed himself in his court chambers Thursday night as he debated the fate of baseball and the Braves in Wisconsin's antitrust trial. An armed deputy sheriff, wearing a sport shirt, stood in front of the judge's chambers. He said not even to let his nearest relative in," said the deputy. Roller has said he hopes to hand down a verdict Saturday or Sunday. Wisconsin accusing the National League of violating the state's laws against monopolies, las asked that the Braves be returned from Atlanta or that Milwaukee be given an expansion team. The Braves arej scheduled to open the 1966 sea-| son in Atlanta next Tuesday. The 38-day trial ended] Wednesday. Judge Roller indi-i cated he might eat and sleep in' his chambers until he finishes writing his rulings. "You can't let this thing go on," he said, "you've got to keep at it until the decision is out." On the other hand, he refused to commit himself on whether he would remain in his chambers through the night. "Why don't you come up tonight at 3 a.m. and see if there is a light in the window?" the judge said Thursday afternoon. A lone light showed through the window late Thursday night, but the chambers were dark by 1 a.m. today. 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