Blythtrift (Ark.) Court* K«wi -Trlday, Ajnfl t», Mt - Pi* Mbl Dietzel—A Travelin' Man 'anne arid I love louisianu and will it ay as long as we're wanted.' —Baton Rouge, La. —1959 'I can't imagine anything more horrible than going around saying what you don't believe in. if there's anything I can't stand it's being a phony.' —West Point, N. Y. —1963 'since I d«dicat« my life to the work tht Lord would have me do, I hereby dedicate that with his help I shall fulfill this contract to the very best of my ability.' —Columbia, S.C. —1966 Pepsodent Paul Has New Sales Pitch By MURr Y OLDERMAr' Sport! Editor Newspaper TnterprlM Assa. COLUMBIA, C. - (NBA) — Pepsodent P - ul has changed to Gleam. He'd rr.'.'ier swi: h than fight. Thi.; Is the Pepsi general' ~> ba!j, '• Coke country. Come ?li.i. Let the image makers bat this one aro ' "'aul D : 'zel, hand some and articulate, has deposited his slogans for success at the University of South Carolina, which doesn't J ig. It's all pretty incredulous. Dietzel, po er - dr leaves the Unite States " "'litary Academy, with its built-in national prestige, to forage in the piney country where his slickness is almost foreign to the rural attitudes. Because Paul flopped in NeW York in the area where he should have been strongest — building a personal halo around himself, like he had for seven years at Louisiana State. * * * Diet-!' shift to Army four years ago was inspired by the public relations possibi'Mes inherent in the citadel on the Hudson. Down river, there were 15 million people ready to bask in his smile. Furthermore, the New York market contained the nerve c, .'s o? communication — television, radio and the rest — to make Dietzel a big man in every family living room. Army, which should be a York team, isn't. " never bothered Col. Earl Plaik in the. _ars Army was a thriving football power because he was above such picayune considerations as popular support. He stayed aloof because his position was secure. Army was a winner, and any interested parlies had to travel the Storm King highway to see t' colonel. Dale Hall tried to continue that pattern, but it didn't work. Army d ; '.n'' beat Navy. Hall was a recluse but not by choice. Nobody was r -ested in t h e trip up river to see him. Dietzel was going to change all that. Army is only a strong hour's drive from New York City. His magnetism would raJi:'.3 down the river. But strangely, Dietzel withdrew, just '.ike everybody else who has been at Army. He showed up only i couple of limes a year at .the New York football writers sessions in the fall. He didn't make the scene. * * * Generally it didn't matter in New Yc , since the pros just entrenched i'"> selves that much stronger as the reigning attraction in the fall. A tr up the Hudson to see Army play foo'.ball was an outing to enjoy the pastoral qualities of the region — the changing hues and sparkling hills. Sometimes the y\vas only incidental. Of course, Dietzel had basic problems with his football program — rec.-uiting was ">uglier wi 1 ' kids who s- the possibilities of pro careers; "me .1 coach the kids VE; limited, -. football grows more com- plex. But these were conditions that existed before '•- got there. And always will. The main thing is that Dietzel didn't sell him: '* or Army football. And his move to South Carolina is the admission of that failure. Maybe Paul understands i t now. Among his conditions at South Carolina was ?.n insistence on naming his own public relations man. * * * He also ^es to a school where politicians have dominated the athletic program. A strong point was made of the proviso that Dietzel will answer only to the president of the university. It beats having to cultivate 15 million people. leo durocher is 'a brash product ef a hungry era' ... but can he win? All We Need-Santo By BOB HARDING Written for Newspaper Enterprise / >n. CHICAGO - (NBA) - The years have been good to Leo Durocher. And vice versa. He looks fit and talks a lot. The voice is stron. and t h e words are crisp and colorful. iBOWIM "5 57I > In Industrial bowline league, Kutt Jewelers had a 1083 and H 300ft. Larry Katz wflfi 221 and 600. Bill Kcrner was 211 and 588. Toier Buchanan won the iports- manshlp trophy. Standings: Sullivan «3'.l Katz Coke Leachvtlle ... Johnson Esso - **4 Bray Esso 503 7-Up «» M-Ward «» Don Jones posted 209-523, Jlra Cochran was 203-490 klnson was 184-468 In The HILos were 7M •ot 2159. Standings: BILos " *> KMlts S<>',4 *l'.i Long start *'» *•'.» Pin PusMra « J; Woodplclcera 47 4S For the *omen: Becky Miller. 189: V»l Steward, J48. Leo Durocher Many of thei . ncern men he once led — some talented, others temperar. 1 — but Leo isn't living in the -past. For the first time in a decade, he's doing what he most enjoys.— managing a big league ball club. The town is Chicago, ,"T«ach« play' I th * team ' S the " ut)S ' a " d ' ' f ' l 'and the Rents' isn't the most promising position in baseball, it's Leo's and he loves it. 168, Mary Williams, v'al St«»art, 473, and Beclcy Miller, S8S. Bonnlt Lent «n« Pearle vedlcki were 190, Bonnlt (tewing » 518 •tries whllt Donna seglera naa » S37 In the Early Bird. Koflee Klaa was S58. Ledbetters "pagettes were 1574 »n« KoK«l W Joyce WhlM battered dawn « J-710 apllt. Standings: raiettei JJ 8c»tterpla« J3. tedbetters : JJ Cotton Bowlers 70 No. « JJ Koffe* $' la Tunw Turkey! LucXy itriko Oofere Ov«r 38 ...... . Amoni the Sportsmen, BUI Hrt- hotskv was 2S4 »nd Toraten Lino- SStat wi? m Jolm H.tiww.7 wu ?89 Mid Arnold S.ndbothe. 572. Firmers Trictor WM 1037; A«Vo was 1008. 43 Animated though his recollections of days gone by may be, Leo's glance never strays far from ;he field. With his blue cap pushed favm so that it balances gingerly on the rim of his brow, he surveys his charges with an alert e_ 2 and a critical tongue. A brash product of a hungry era, Leo is not adverse to voicing opinions of his ballplayers, either to their faces, within earshot or to reporters. Neither does he hesitate to talk of the qualities he admires most ir his me Then his eyes sparkle, ' «. rubs his hands together and his words are gleefully aggress! 'e. "I want ' i s. some <"^ir." he says, pla Jig grea emphasis on the ( 'ial word. To illus- trate, he may point to » specific ballplayer, who has not been hustling cf late "V • got fellows who can't hit well, but they'll b« here; they'll be playing." It's not a new facet of the Durocher approach t '-eball. At Bnwklyn he was Li-py I eo, at New York he was the Little. Shepherd of Coogan's Bluff. At both, he wanted men who, as they say, "can., to play." He got them, plus some top talent, and won three pennants ind one World Series. Only three 'Jmes in 15 years did he miss the first division. Now he's with the Cubs, who haven't been in the first division for 20 years. And some folks wonder whether Leo can handle a club going nowhere. Oddly enough, the men least concerned with this are the Cubs themselves. "Most of the players " now Of his reputation as a manager and, as a coach v.'i Los Angeles;" says Cub outfielder Billy Williams. "We know he's won before and he'r a ^re&t leader. It has to heV us." Ernie Banks, twice the National League's most v.luable player and, at 35 years of age, still a fine hitter, fielder and hustler, is even more enthusiastic. "I think he's great," says F-- nie, "and we're going to hav a great year. He's brought enthusiasm and unity to the team, and he knows the game of .se- ball." "Any club is going to have to beat us on the field, because they're not going to bea'. Leo," says Ron Santu, the Cubs' ''- liant third baseman. "Actually, I think he's all we need — a man who knows how to V and gets the tost from his ball;-'- • loyalty 7 Keeps Dobb At Texas Western EL PASO, Tex. (AP) -Bobby Dobbs had been given command of the 1954 Army football team for one -amr by liead coach E-rl (Red) Blaik who was ill. The .' nr: tore throu 0 - "• s Perm Quakers th '. fp' 1 Io- a 350 victory handing Dobbs a 1-0 record at \rrny. Since that game 12 years ago he has always dreamed of being West Point's head coach. Dobbs announced Thursday at press conference he would remain as Texas Western football coac' after refusing the position that he had dreamed so much of havi '.g "It was tough to tell them I wasn't coming," said Dobbs. "I With siioh endorsements from the Cubs' three finest players, Leo seems off to a good start. Now, if his team gets of; as well ... Standings: 8..rn«y'« •• !2 BO Qln II Phllllpl g farmeri JJ Arlt-Mo JJ Butlaeu M'net « NBA Ptayoffi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Resulti No games scheduled Today's Games Western Dlvition Finalu St. Louis at Los Angeles, best- of-7 series tied, 3-3 Sunday's Game* Championship Finals Los Angeles or St. Louis at Boston, lit game of best-of-7 series WESTSIDE SHELL SERVICE 2305 W. Main Phone PO 3-9615 Blytheville, Arkansas Bill Og/0, Managtr FEATURING • Swptr S/it// G«o//nt • Shtfhibrication • AH Ma/or Brandt Motor Oil • Washing — PoHiWnj • Minor fttpairs FREE PICK-UP & DELIVERY Wisconsin Set For Braves Fight By RUDI SCHIFFER Associated Press Sports Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) - One battle over, baseball is .apparently moving toward an appeals court clash with Wisconsin :n its continuing legal tug-of-war over the Braves. Wisconsin not only expects another fight but says it will lelp get the case priority status 3efore the State Supreme Court to take up the case right away, said Atty. Gen. Bronson La Follette Thursday. "We have a state statute that gives priority to cases like this.' "I suppose we would be extremely fotrunate if we had a Supreme Court decision by the end of May." Circuit Judge Elmer W. Roll er found baseball Wednesday in violation of Wisconsin antitrust law for allowing the transfer of the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta without supplying Milwaukee with a replacement team. Roller ordered the National League to agree by May 16 to add an expansion team in Milwaukee in 1967. If baseball fails to comply, the Braves, must return to Milwaukee this season, the judge said. Warren Giles, league president, and William Bartholomay, Braves' board chairman, both said Thursday that baseball would immediately • appeal the decision. Baseball Commissioner William D. Eekerts has voiced disapproval with the ruling but has offered no plan of action. La Follette said he anticipated that baseball would appeal as soon as possible. He said ah appeal must be made not I later than 90 days after the judgment. "I also expect an attempt by baseball to get a stay of execution (pending appeal) on Judge Roller's ruling, said La Follette. "We would oppose any granting of further stay." 1 have had aspirations for the head coach at Army for many years. * * * I had a sense of loyality to my players her and couldn't leave them," he said. "My sense of lo-alt, to Texas Western and the players had a bearing on the decision." The 43-year-old Dobbs playec football under Blaik in 1943-45 and had been sounded '.t ._- s replacement for Paul Dietzel who switched last week to take the South Carolina head footbal coaching position. Dobbs and Col. Raymond Murphy, Army's athletic director, met in El Paso las weekend and the two talkec again '. West Point, N.Y., Tuesday and Wednesday. No One Played Like Champ By BOB MYERS LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) It's called the Tournament of Champior • but to be honest, very few played like one. That was the pi ;ure today as he 26 professional golfers in the -.as Vegas springtime classic 'ired away in le second round of the $100,000 tournament. In the first round Thursday, only four players broke.par 72 at the Desert Inn Country Club. iighteen did it in the same first time in the 14-yeir hlstorjtt of the event, no one penetrated the 60s. Bill Casper Brewer were Jr. and Gay• the coleaden •ound a year ago. And for the [in golf. teeing off today with first-round ; 70s and 3 shot back were PGA ' cliampit Dave Marr and D-. '•.? ley Wysong. ' * * * Bruce Cr&mpton of Australia, was the lone man even with par,;; an u fans had down the list to look. further- tiie other start',' just mention my name inBlytheviEe THE TRUE OLD-STYLE KENTUCKY BOURBON LITTLE LEAGUE TRYOUTS Fri. & Sot, April 15 & 16, 7 p.m. At Compress Field-South 9th St. Anybody who was not 13 years old by January 1st, 1966, Is Eligible to try out. 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