The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 11, 1966 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 11, 1966
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Blyth*vlll« (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, April 11,, 19M - Pift Mb* ROD WINS 3-RQUND DECISION OVER WILLING WOODY Fight Card Best of the Season : AFTER... BLOOD BUDDIES — Woody Woods (left) of Jackson, Tenn., shows the effects of his three-round bout with Rod Kamalaii of Blytheville. Rod took the decision at Legion Arena Saturday night. (Courier News Photo) SHORT SHORTS KANSAS CITY (AP) - Ralph Terry refused to sign with Cleveland when the Indians offered him $31,000. The A's received the right to negotiate with Terry by trading left-hander John O'Donoghue to the Indians. Cleveland also'sent Kansas 'City .$25,000 in the deal. . "I agreed to terms because I want to play baseball, Terry said. ... . ' . . " ' • •••••• MILWAUKEE (AP) — The verdict in Wisconsin's antir trust battle with baseball now is expected to come only hour? before Die former Milwaukee Braves are scheduled to open m Atlanta Tuesday. - White-haired Circuit Judge Elmer W. Roller, who worked -from morning until past midnight Easter Sunday preparing his 'decision/said he did not expect to be ready to announce the ruling until Tuesday morning. - : :• • ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) — Major league baseball is officially scheduled to come to the Deep South Tuesday night and Atlanta Braves' Manager Bobby Bragan has adopted a "why not. a pennant, tod?" type of attitude on the eve of the opening game. ' Braves officials report that about 45,000 tickets have been sold in advance for the opening game with Pittsburgh. "The • $18 million stadium.seatsi.55,000. .• ",' : :".". '•"""".'.': • •.•"'..' BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Patriots of the American Football League have signed a third member of the 1965 Southern Mississippi defensive unit which held opponents to 161.2 yards per game. ... .. . , The Patroits signed quarterback and defensive back Vic Purvis as a free agent'during the weekend. Defensive tackle John Mangum and linebacker Doug Satcher agreed to terms earlier. .'.'••• EL PASO Tex. (AP) — Texas Western football coach Bobby Dobbs says he will remain tightlipped about the West point football coaching vacancy until sometime today. Dobbs and Col. Ray Murphy, Army's athletic director, met Saturday night and Sunday in El Paso to discuss the West Point coaching post, opened last week with the sudden resignation of Paul Dietzle. "At this time I have no plans past the telephone conversation with Murphy on Monday," said Dobbs. "Neither side is committed right now." Dobbs disclosed that he will confer again with Murphy about the position. Shooting Caper Cleared Up BATON ROUGE, La..:(AP).The bullet that gravely wounded James J. Corbett, Louisiana State University athletic director, was fired when he was mistaken for a prowler, police report. Chief David Keyscr said it happened Thursday night when Corbett, a heart patient for seven years, stumbled to a motel window seeking help after being stricken with severe chest pains while driving line the case. The investigation had marked time for two days while police waited for Corbett to recover, .sufficiently to .be questioned. Coleman told police he dicta' realize anyone had been hit until he ioar'r.eJ the next day that Corbett had been found, near death, slumped in his car in the' same general vicinity as the motel. • * + * Keyser said Coleman By ED HAYES Sports Editor They promised it would be the best amateur boxing program of the year at Legion Arena Saturday night and it was every bit of it. About 400 spectators show- ed'up and there were treats from beginning to end, from the opening battle royal to Rod Kamalii's main event decision over Woody Woods. There were bloody lips, disappointments, outright surrenders, mystifying decisions and two technical knockouts. When it was announced there would be no fights this Saturday night there were groans from some of the customers. Next program is a week from Saturday, April 23. » » * .. Fans were hoping to see a rematch between Kamalii and Woods but Woody is due 'back at his Marine base at Camp Pendleton, Calif., this weekend. Both boys are great advertisements for life in service. Kamalii, stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base, won the first two rugged rounds but the durable 1965 open middleweight from Jackson came back strong in the final round. , "A tough boy," said Rod • of his opponent. "He's good," said Woody, "a fine boxer." * * * Lying on a table in the dressing room, Rod said he quit his head-hunting style and tried to get Woody in the stomach. "It didn't work," he said, shaking his head admiringly, then showed how Woods protected his midsection. The decisive blows he landed, then, were mostly around the head, finally -drawing blood from the Marine's Up. Still, Woody took everything that was dealt in his direction and had plenty left to do some dealings of his own. Later, Woody said he was not hurt by any blow. He had no quarrel with the decision, however. Gracious as always, he admitted Rod beat him. His manager, gracious Stan Brown, admitted it also. "He was too much for Woody," Stan said. * * * Richard Connell, 120-pound sophomore from Blytheville High, was stunned hvice, once by referee Don Hill who ruled Jackson's Gerald Parrish scored a knockdown in the second round, and again by the judges who gave the decision to the visitor. It was the most mystifying decision of the night. The Blytheville southpaw surprised the 1966 Midsouth open, champ with some flush lefts and won the first two rounds on the Courier News scoresheet. The taller Parrish pitched some good rights in the third but Connell came out of the exchanges in good shape. Bill Hrabovsky's announcement of the decision was ...THE LIGHTNING ROD — Woody Woods of Jackson recoils after a blow to the side of the face from Rod Kamalii. Rod, stationed at Blytheville Air Force Base, beat the rugged Marine on a unanimous decision. (Courier News Photo) bombarded with boos and jeers. "I'm not a judge, I •just announce 'em," Hrabovsky replied to some surly ringside verbiage. * * * There was some booing, too, following the victory of Blytheville's Rocky Graziano, 145, over Willie Brisco, 155, also of Blytheville. . . And there were some raised eyebrows when Blytheville's undefeated Larry Cassidy, 97, got the nod over Joe Lee Clay, 112, Blytheville. ' . . . Jim Piercy, 160, another U. S. Marine, was tracked down and floored three limes in the third round by Leonard White, 158, Forrest City. Hill refused to let Piercy continue at 1:20. White is .the. most improved fighter on the circuit. * * * - -. Heavyweight AbBie Rumph: of Blytheville, 200, only needed one round with Curtis Brown, 195, Blytheville. Curt decided not to answer the second bell..It was . a good decision.-Fans•• are looking forward to Abbie's. meeting with Kip -Agee of Helena. Perhaps it can be arranged on the next card. Blytheville's Andy Owens, 172, and Dennie Fisher, 124J earned clear-cut decisions. * * * Judges were Bob Coleman, Hank Haines and Tommy Elkins. Jack Holmes was timekeeper. The entire program mov- ed at a smart pace. The matching was done for Blytheville Boys Club, by James Long, with excep-. tionally good cooperation from Stan BrOwn and Leonard White. There were some Memphis fighters in the audience and they asked for positions on the next card. "We didn't know anything like this was going on up here," .one of the fighters commented.'..' • * ..* * -' Results of tUe amateur, fights (all scheduled lor three rounds) at Legion Arenn Saturday -night: • Rod Kamalll, 155, Blytheville. dec. Woody Woods, 152, Jackson. '. • ; . . • Leonard White 158. Forrest City, TKO over Jlui Piercy. 160, Jackson, 1:2D of the third round. • David "White, 135, Forrest City, dec. Homer Moore', Blytheville, 135. • Dennis Fisher. 124, Osceoli, dec. Gary Vondran, .1.27, Forrest. City. ' ' '• •. • Gerald parrish.' 'izs; Jackson, dec. Richard Council, 120,- Blythevllle. • Andy Owens 172, Blytheville. dec. Rouen porter. iao. Blytheville. • Abble Rumpri; 200'. Bly'the- vine TKO over Curtis Brown.- 195, BlythBVllie, first" round (Brown didn't answer-second- round bell.) L - - • • Larry Cassidy, 97, Blythe.- vllle, dec. Joe Lee Ola'y, Blythe- vine, 112. • Rocky Graziano, 145. Bly- thevilie, dec. Willie Brisco. 155, Blytheville. . - , • Robert Grant 110, -Blythe--. vine. dec. Glenn Sweeny,' 118." Forrest city. • Mike Brewer, 87,. Blytheville, dec. Solomon Wright, 95; Forrest City, • Clarence Evans 80, Blythe^ ville, dec. Danny White, 76, Forrest City. • Ronnie Logston, 87, ^Blythe-vine. dec. Dwlght Donn. 76, Blytheville. ' ' ' " 'Don't Intend to Blow Another' Vows Jack By KEN ALYTA AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Tommy Jacobs and Gay Brewer, a couple of outsiders, were overshadowed by the menacing, dominant figure of Jack Nick- aiis going into today's three- way, 18-hole playoff for the »reen coat that goes to the Mas- lers champion. I've blown three changes," the defending' champion growled after finishing (he regulation 72 holes in'a tie with Jacobs and Brewer at 288, even par for the demanding Augusta National Course." 'I -don't intend to blow another." . . . : . ..*.** -• • Jacobs and Brewer had already finished and were sitting nervously- on the sidelines Sunday, when Nicklaus missed by about two inches on a .25-foot birdie- putt -on- (he 18th that would have, won it for the Golden Bear. When it just missed, Jacobs and Brewer suddenly — and. just for today — were elevated to The Big Three. The exclusive club more normally composed of Nicklaus,. Arnold Palmer- and Gary Player has shared the title In this classic seven of the last eight years. Palmer made his bid and failed, finishing two strokes back. Player never was in 'A. The playoff was scheduled for .2:45 p.m. (GST),, with national television, (CBS) .of the concluding holes starting three hours later. In the.event of a further tie, sudden death will be in effect, starting at the first hole. *....* * . It's (he fifth playoff in Masters history and the second involving three players. The winner will get a check for $20,000. The runncrup will •eceive'. 512,300 and thir dplaei will-be worth $8,300. The total purse was $152,880, an increase Small Car Club Cotton Boll Small Car Club is in the outlook for new members. With various-events planned, including a slimmer tour to Lake Norfork, the organization meets the first and third Fridays of the month at Central Motors, starting at 8 p.m. Junie Dowell Senior King : CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Walter A. (Junie) Dowell of | Walnut Ridge, Ark., has won the American Seniors Golf Association Championship. . '. Dowell, a. 56-year-old real estate developer, beat Adrian McManus of Wendermere, Fla., 4 and 3 in the championship match here Saturday. * *- * ..— ! "This was the best golf I've sustained in my life," said Dowell, who. was making his. first.-, try. in- :the; event. . -.• -.-:• Dowell was one-uhder par for 15 holes,' ending the match at that point. of $15,205 over last year. Nicklaus, gunning for a third Masters title and a record second straight, has had rounds of 63-7C-72-7?,; Brewer bar turned in scores of 74-72-72-70 and Jacobs has scored 75-71-70-72. ROBERT MYERS • Plumbing & Heating Sales & Service '. • 24 Hr. Service ; • Up To 5 Yr. Financing ' • All Work Guaranteed • : Call Today For Free Estimates . PO 3-7243 - I said, "Show me a filter cigarette that really delivers taste and I'll eat my hat!" State Baseball Above .500 JONESBORO,.. Ark. 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