The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 9, 1966 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 9, 1966
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The View from Hert ED HAYES Easy Does It, Pop TWO LI'L OLE WORDS MIGHT CHANGE THE SUMMER for a brigade of men this year in Blytheville. The two words, more deceptive and implieative than the three li'l words "I love you," are "slow pitch. When the YMCA announced it was overhauling its men s Softball league from fast pitching, hope awoke in near-35 ana oyer-35 hearts. . "Even I might come out of retirement now, more than one creaking gent said this week. It's stow pitch, yes, but these gaffers are reminded nothing has been said about slow RUN. * * * Close Race : A FEW HIDDEN RELAY AND PRELIMINARY POINTS In the Wilson Invitational track meet a week ago were unearthed over the weekend to cause a change in the individual point '. This was unfortunate because Cornell's Gary Smith walked off the track believing he was the leading soloist in the junior high division. ' Fortunately, Wilson officials tracked down Bill Belue, Smith's coach, before the team left the grounds, following a friendly challenge by two coaches from Hughes. The two coaches showed the official crew in the press box where Danny Guzman had not been credited for points as a winning member in the relays. * * ..-* So they checked and re-checked and sure enough, the Hughes boy's total now showed l«4-to 14 for the Gosnell boy. ' Belue semi-conceded but at home over the weekend dug ui> another half-point for Smith. The score was now l«i-l«4. - The Wilson officials opened up the records once more upon Blue's discovery and this time, away from the pressures and noise of the pressbox, combed.the charta with a microscope. ' They discovered the half-point Beta* extracted for Smito was legitimate .but in their recapitulation stumbled across Guzman's name in the preliminaries of the broad jump where he had leaped 17'5. It was worth two points. Which made it Guzman 16%, Smith 1«4. ' * * * .'..- Despite these oversights, there are mighty few locations that do as well as Wilson when it comes to staging a track meet. There will probably be some challenges to -this but it could be that the Wilson production brings together annually the biggest mob of athletes for a one-day event in the state. ' I'm not familiar with the state meets but even there it concerns individuals rather than schools. At Wilson there were 22 senior and 22 junior high schools represented and each school brought a full squad. There were more than 400 athletes swarming Bulldog Stadium. . .and how the management managed to keep up is a inarvel of bookkeeping. * * * 15 Girls (Count 'Em!) The Wilson people not only kept up but they did It swiftly atid neatly, and within a matter of one or two minutes Wilson superintendent J. C. Perry had all the figures and names he needed to make the trophy presentations. No stalling around. (I like the way Perry takes such close interest and active participation in sporting events.) In a short while, the girls doing the typing and mimeographing in the press box had the complete results ready to hand out to all the coaches. The crew is slightly handicapped this year since they're breaking In some new girls. It takes about 15 girls to handle all the paperwork and legwork and posting. "They're all track enthusiasts," said Bill Reed, Bulldog coach. "We couldn't run one without 'em. Bill Moon and John Dresback were the overseers. r. * * * Gary Smith got himself a trophy, anyway. And earned it big. . He's just an eighth-grader at Gosnell. His ninth grade football team next autumn is one that bears watching-where- ever it might be. The Smiths are Air Force and are due to ship out sometime this summer. '• : '"' * * * Shock ond Sympathy . FOUR-DOT DATA: Ira Young, Harrison High coach, tips: "Keep an eye on that (Kent) Andrews boy next football season. He's a sweet player." Andrews drew Keith Coleman of Forrest City as a ring opponent at Legion Arena tonight.... Sikeston defeated Kennett in a junior high track meet a few Says ago. It was the first tune the Kennett freshmen had lost a meet in eight years... .I'm sure all area sportsmen share my shock and extend deepest sympathies to the family of Jbnesboro basketball ace Jerry Nichols. A talent has been snuffed out... .Clinton Gore, Jonesboro assistant, has accept"<& the head football job at Earle... .BBS hasn't come through : yet with anything for the Chickasaw golf team. Manila bought Its team a couple dozen golf balls... .And a happy, holy Easter •to all! SUPER — Wilson superintendent J. C. Peny hands out an award to a track athlete at a recent event at Bulldog Stadium. See Ed Hayes' column. (Courier News Photo by Ron Elias) ROD Vs. WOODY TONIGHT f 'Best' Bouts Here By ED HAYES Sports Editor Best crowd-of boxers and fans-is expected at Legion Arena for the amateur program tonight. It's been a comparatively slow season but tonight's action should make up for any previous shortcomings. James Long, Blythevffle Boys Club matchmaker, was on the long distance phone three times this week, talking with Stan Brown of Jackson (Tenn.) and Leonard White of Forrest City, getting commitments and assurances. The main event puts Ely- theville's Rod Kamalii, the sensation of the Jackson Mid-South finals, against Jackson's Woody Woods who is shooting for a place on the United States Marine Corps team. The middleweights are down for three rounds like all the other bouts, but .there's possibility this one might go five rounds. * * * Here are the full pairings! • Woody Woods, 152, Jackson, vs. Rod Kamalii, 155, Blytheville. • Leonard White, 158, Forrest City, vs. Jim Piercy, 160, Jackson. TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS, SUNDAY ON COAST Lakers Save Best Ball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Los Angeles Lakers can wrap up the Western Division final playoff in the National Basketball Association by beating the St. Louis Hawks tonight and Sunday night. The defending champion Boston Celtics, meantime, were favored to beat the Philadelphia 76ers in then- Sunday afternoon game and take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Division final. This game will be nation- ally televised over the ABC network. "We saved a lot of good basketball for Saturday night," remarked Fred Schaus, the Los Angeles coach, at St. Louis Wednesday night after the Lakers had lost to the Hawks 120113 and had their 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series cut to J4. * * * Schaus looks for his veterans Jerry West and Elgin Baylor, along with Walt Hazzard, toout- LSU MAN UNABLE TO TALK Shooting Mystery BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Louisiana State athletic director James J. Corbett remained under sedatives today, unable to undergo questioning by police on how he was shot. Officers said hospital physi- omcers saia nuspiiai jnijoi- ••-• ••• --- — — . cians told them Corbett, 46, said he ^complained The only clue reported by police was Corbett's statement during almost incoherent mumbling that, "This is what you get when you try to help someone." Corbett suffered a serious heart attack in 1958. Attendants shoot the Hawks' trio of Bridges, Zelmo Beaty and Richie Guerin. After the game the teams will fly to Los Angeles for their Sunday night clash. A capacity 13,909 at Boston Garden is expected to watch the Celtics try to virtually wrap up their series against the 76ers, the team that dethroned them after nine straight years as Eastern Division champs during the regular season. The 76ers, paced by Wilt Chamberlain and Hal Greer, beat the Celtics in Philadelphia Thursday night 111-105 for the first time in the series. The Celtics, led by John Havlicek Sam Jones and Bill Russell, ral lied from a 24-point deficit to within one point at 100-99 before vital points by Greer and Chamberlain kept the 76ers on top would not be able to talk with them before Sunday, if then. Corbett was shot Thursday night with a 22-caliber pistol, police said. Ballistics tests showed the bullet was fired from a derringer, police said. »- - » * Corbett was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car after it swerved off a street and hit a tree. He underwent surgery Friday and received several blood transfusions State police Supt. Tom Burbank said Corbett must have been shot while outside his car, since there was little blood on the seat. Cage Pros >ains after surgery Friday. A leart specialist was called in. The bullet entered the left shoulder and coursed downward, lodging just under the skin beneath the left shoulder Made and cutting an artery. Police said the shooting happened during a 25-minute period between the time Corbett left a supper club at 11:30 p.m. and the time that police received a telephone call reporting the car hitting the tree. Corbett took over as athletic director at LSU 10 years ago, NBA Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Gafes Western Division Final Los Angeles at St. Louis (Los Angeles leads best-of-seven series 2-1) Sunday's Games Eastern Division Final Philadelphia at Boston (Boston leads best-of-seven series 21) Western Division "Final St. Louis at Los Angeles directing program Conference school. highly' successful the Southeastern Al Davis in for Joe Foss AFL HAS NEW BOSS HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) - Al Davis, named Friday to succeed Joe Foss as commissioner of the American Football League, plans to make the AFL "the best league in pro football." Davis, 36, said solutions to problems involving the National Football League are not among his immediate objectives. * * * "My first job is dedication to the growth of this league," said Dallas, who had four years left on contract as general manager-coach with the Oakland Raiders when he accepted the appointment Thursday night after rushing from a vacation at Las Vegas, Nev. Terms were not disclosed. Foss, who had guided the AFL since its inception in 1959, resigned Thursday. His decision to leave reportedly t'emmed in part from smouldering club •jwner dissatisfaction over loss of the Atlanta area to the NFL. * * * Davis, who pushed the raiders from the cellar to Western Division contention in just three years, admitted he "left security." But, he added, "I do love this league and believe in its future." Besides his long contract, Davis also held an option for a five-year renewal. IRead Courier News Classifiedsi UA Coaches Now Flicker Critics :FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -4Bie Arkansas football coach- Ing'^staff settled down to study- Ing films of the first four days of-spring practice Friday, as tfielRazorbacks began a IWay Easter holiday. 2'We'll know t little more about everyone after the nest 10 day*," said Bill Pace, offensive coach. "We'll try to realign and work with the boys who are going to play for us next fall." * * * Arkansas begins its final U days of spring practice on April 19. | SPECIAL! ^~ this Month .»• ~ Genuine DELCO lock Absorber- 6 38 •ocli I GRAHAM'S : GARAGE 3B7 S. l*t P0S497* ROBERT MYERS Plumbing & Heating Sales & Service • U Hr. Service • Up To 5 Yr. Financial • All Work Guaranteed Call Today For Free Estimate! PO 3-7243 SPRING SPECIAL! Complete Tune-Up 5 99 (Ha tut*) Here'* what we do: Bet pointa, •et carburetor, clean or replcae bad plug«, dean air filter, check eondeneer, adjuat brake, for only •• Chickasaw Pontiac Co. Phone PO 3-6817 e Tom Duncan, 135, Jackson, vs. Dave White, 135, Forrest City. • Lonnie Sheppard, 145, Forrest City, vs. Rocky Graziano, 145, Blytheville. • Gary Vondran, 125, Fattest City, vs. Homer Moore, 130, Jackson, • Dobber Cansler, 125, Forrest City, vs. Dehnil Fisher, 124, Blytheville. • Richard Connell, 120, Blytheville, vs. Gerald Parrish, 124, Jackson. • Cal Bassett, 125, Forrest City, vs. Robert Day, 124, Blytheville. • Keith Coleman, 151, Forrest City, vs. Kent Andrews, 182, Blytheville. • James Brown, 145, Forrest City, vs. Adell Sullivan, 150, Blytheville. • Robert Porter, 180, Blytheville, vs. Andy Owens, 172, Blytheville. • Abbie Rumph, 195, Blytheville, vs. Chuck Brown, 200, Blytheville. • Clarence Evans, 92, Blytheville, vs. Dan Wright, 95, Forrest City. * * * There will probably be one, two or three more fights lined up before the show starts. The first attraction is a battle royal, featuring Harvey Dunn, L. C. Andy, Freddie Hayward, Mel Lark, Tom Lee Thomas, Larry Prud and Carlos Dunn. Starting time is 8 o'clock. Don Hill is referee. Tentative judges are Bob Coleman, Jim Bagley and Jerry Pinotti. Timers are Jerry Wallace and Gene (Sun Dial) Hancock. Announcer is Bill Hrabovsky. Dud Cason Post 24 is cosponsor. Admissions are $1 for adults, 50 cents for students and under. * * * There's considerable interest in the fortunes of heavyweight Rumph. His name is pronounced Rump. At ringside the other night, matchmaker Long told Rumph: "With a name like that, it's a good thing you can fight." His opponent better believe it. Texas Golfm Beat Perks bur Still Trail MOVED ACROSS THE STREET TO 111 WEST MAIN Come See Us BARBER SHOP O.K. A. R. Peek, Mgr. PLANTS Hybrid Bif Boy Tomato Plants (We doc. Hybrid Matglebe .... SSe doi. 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