The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1966 · Page 8
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Willie Hits 50-Buck Home Run The View from Here ED HAYES Hello Out There! :; ONE WONDERS. ;: One indeed wonders how they're ever going to have the "big joint ready {or the Cardinals, Atlanta Braves and 50,000 fans by Thursday, May 12. -.- Tint's the date the Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium " : is scheduled to officially open in downtown St. Louis. As I get it, they even have a kind of grand opening or dedication .'event before the 12th, cutting the get-ready time more severe- i * * * - My brother Tom and I inspected the pretentious premises : last Thursday afternoon. I've been on vacation, in case you ; haven't noticed. I was impressed. By the stadium, that is. I've had vaca: tions before. : The new baseball-football plant bursts out of the cement and steel of downtown like a giant mushroom. An atomic mushroom, if you will. ; * * * A ouiTKr of a century ago it seemed incongruous to en' vision ks =thkik field in the heart of a thriving industrial and cous:'=raal complex but today, despite its unfinished appearance, it already looks like it belongs. Maybe ii's the'blend-in architecture. Or maybe It's because the district.has already undergone such an enormous face-lifting, slums, eyesores and downright ratholes wiped out by new buildings, apartments, motels, and the riverfront arch, that nothing seems incongruous or impossible. The arch. Ah, the arch. After my excursion downtown, an aunt asked if I saw it How can you miss it? * * * Awesome, I reckon, is the best adjective to affix on the arch. Maybe you can think of a better one when you go up •for a baseball game this summer or football contest later. ,' Too bad there's no way to determine the percentage of people in the Blytheville area who plan, or will visit the ..^historic riverfront this year. • If I were you, I wouldn't tell St. Louisans the arch looks like a giant croquet wicket.' The folks in my ole hometown . ; .are not unduly sensitive: it's a stale joke. * * * The arch has its enemies. Call 'em arch enemies, if you must. They are critical that so much money has been spent • on an edifice that does nothing but stand there, that it cures Jhothing, that it propels no one closer to the moon. •:'' Other unkind words have been written also by misguided "souls who make a living and reputation by stepping on people's toes, hurting with words instead of stones and haranguing-in-effigy. '. ' It's true the St. Louis arch does nothing but stand there -but listen, monsieur, you can say the same of the Eiffel : Tower, or the Mona Lisa, for that matter. All great works ; of art and masterpieces of engineernig have had their i critics. .;. Few things in the world "just stand there" as majestically or as inspiringly. Ii * * * Back to Busch Memorial. There seems to be a heck of a lot of work to be put ia (Please continue on Page Nine.) By MIKE RATHET Associates Press Sports Writer One baseball, slightly scuffed, |50. Herman Franks may have an Interesting time explaining that item on the next expense account he hands the San Francisco Giants. But it's legitimate. So was the cause — the 511th homer of Willie Mays' career, a 420-foot shot in the eighth inning that tied Mel Ott's National League career record and triggered the Giants to a 4-2 victory over Houston Sunday. Mays came to the plate with the Giants trailing 2-1, took aim at Jim Owen's 2-0 pitch and drilled a belt-high fastball into the Astrodome's left center field seats, where H. V. Smith of Palestine, Tex., pounced on tht baseball. * » » Smith eventually got his reward, and Mays his trophy when Franks popped into the dressing room after game and walked up to his $125,000 center fielder with the ball sitting in the palm of his hand. "Here," said Franks. "I paid the man 50 bucks for this." Then Mays took over. "I was going for a homer every time up," h« admitted. "I wanted to do it in San Francisco, but the game was on television and I don't guess it makes much difference. I know it made our fans happy. "It was just one home run." ¥ * * Just one more home run will put Mays Into fourth place on the all-time homer list, ahead of Ott, and behind only Ted Williams with 521, Jimy Foxx with 534 and Babe Ruth with 714. Barring injury, Mays COURIER NEWS MONDAT. APRIL 85. FA<1» SIGHT should pass all but Ruth this season. While Mays was making history, St. Louis whipped Pittsburgh 5-2, the Chicago Cubs shutout Los Angeles 2-0, Cincinnati edged Philadelphia 3-2 in a game shortened to 5'A innings by rain and Atlanta downed the New York Mets 5-3 before losing the nightcap 3-2. Mays' homer, his sixth of the season, lifted the Giants into a 2-2 tie, and one out later, they clinched it when Jim Hart rocketed a solo homer off Owens the six innings he worked and into the left field seats. Ray Sadecki made his first start for the Cardinals but didn't go the distance. However, he stayed around long enough to Orioles 'Rob' Reeling Yanks By MURRAY CHASS Associated Pre*s Sport* Writer If the New Cork Yankees are having trouble sleeping these nights, you can be sure they're not counting Robinsons. Frank and Brooks didn't clear any fences Sunday, but they did figure in both of Baltimore's runs as the Orioles edged the hapless Yankees 2-1 and stretched a pair of streaks to six. The Orioles DOW have woo six straight and are 8-1 over-all while the Yankees have dropped six in a row and are 1-9 over-all. Of the Yankees' 10 games, five have been against Baltimore. And in those five — one victory and four defeats — the Robinsons have been a nightmare to New York. Against the Yankees, they collectively have rapped 16 hits in 34 times at bat for a .471 average, socked six doubles and two homers, scored seven runs and driven in 12. The Yankees have scored only 13 runs in the five games. Against the whole league, Frank is hitting .467 with four homers and IS runs scored while Brooks has a .405 average with 1 runs batted in. The Yankees' hitting doesn't quite reach those lofty levels. Roy White is the only regular above .300 at .318 while Bobby Richardson is hitting a good .289. But then comes Tom Tresh 263, Joe Pepitone .256, Mickey Mantle .200, Elston Howard and Roger Maris .156 and Clete Beyer .086. As a team, the Yankees are hitting .199. In other American League games Minnesota defeated Cali- Ryun Runs 3:55.8 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Precocious Jim Ryun, whose 3:55.8 mile at the Kansas Relays was swiftest in the world this year, is America's premiere miler because of his willingness and ability to endure pain. "This is the secret—his ability to push back the pain barrier," said Boh Timmons, coach of the 18-year-old Kansas freshman. A NEW Blue Cross - Blue Shield Subscriber Service Office for Blytheville To better serve both present and future members of Aransas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, a new subscrbier service office has been esta. blished in Blytheville at 532 N. Sixth St. Phone PO 3-4579 Mr. Cecil Lowe, well known in the Blytheville area, will head the Subscriber Service Office for Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Blytheville. Mr. Lowe will answer your questions by telephone or he will meet with you personally in the office to show you how Blue Cross-Blue Shield gives you the best help available for paying hospital and doctor bills. ARKANSAS BLUE CROSS & BLUE SHIELD 532 No. 6»h St. • Ph. PO 3-4597 • Blyrheville Trays and Texas Foes Tied in Soggy Knot By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Amarillo joined rain-plagued Arkansas and Albuquerque in first place In Texas League baseball and could take the lead with a victory at Albuquerque forma 5-8, Detroit swept Washington 4-0 and 4-1 and Chicago edged Kansas City 4-3 in 10 innings. Rain washed out a doubleheader between Cleveland bleheader be.ween Cleveland and Boston. Brooks Robinson doubled in the Orioles' first run in the first inning, then teamed with Frank for consecutive doubles and the decisive run in the sixth. Minnesota stopped Its five- game losing streak behind the hitting of Don Mincher. Mincher hit a two-run homer in the third Pony League Tryouts Put Off Pony League tryouts scheduled for today and tomorrow, have been postponed for one week ... to be held Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3. Tryouts are at Midget League Park, starting at 7 p.m. Boys living in the Blytheville and Burdette School districts ages 1$ to 15, are urged to sign up at Blytheville Y this week. tonight Amarillo won 4-3 on a seventh inning single by Doug Rader which scored Charlie Murray after Austin had tied the game In the sixth with two out. Reserve District No. 8 State No. 81-105 Report of Condition of The Farmers Bank & Trust Company a! Blytheville, Arkansas, at the close of business April $, 196«, a state banking institution organized and operating under the banking laws of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance with a call made by the State Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Bank of this District. ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, and cash items in process of collection f 2,630,682.67 United States Government obligations, direct and guaranteed 1,411,294.94 Obligations of States and political subdivisions 2,727,644.09 Other securities (including $none corporate stocks).. 321,000.00 Other loans and discounts 10,209,189.05 Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises 44,583.48 Real estate owned other than bank premises 1.00 Other assets 89,892.73 TOTAL ASSETS $17,434,287.% LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations $ 8,578,108.40 Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 4,654,535.59 Deposits of United States Government 177,169.44 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 1,670,783.41 Deposits of commercial banks 49,948.86 Certified and officers' checks, etc 43,207.41 TOTAL DEPOSITS ?15,173,753.11 (a) Total demand deposits $ 9,930,117.52 (b) Total time and savings deposits $5,243,635.59 Other liabilities 58,460.34 TOTAL LIABILITIES $15,232,213.45 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS Common stock—total par value $ 200,000.00 No. shares authorized 8,000 No. shares outstanding 8,000 Surplus 1,500,000.00 Undivided profits 466,047.37 Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserve! 36,027.14 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS 2,202,074.51 TOTAL LIABILITIES and CAPITAL ACCOUNTS $17,434,287.96 MEMORANDA Average of total deposits for the 15 calendar days ending with call date $14,943,853.00 Average of total loans for th* IS calendar days ending with call date 10,375,022.00 Loans as shown in "Assets" are after deduction of valuation reserves of 178,538.02 T, Lee A. Crowe, Vice-president, of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this report of condition is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. LEE A. CROWD We, the undersigned directors, attest the correctness of thli report of condition and declare that it has been examined by us and to the best of our knowledge and belief is true and correct. R. A. PORTER F. B. WARREN J. L. CHERRY, Directors. State ef Arkansas, County of Mississippi »: Swan to ad subscribed before me this 21st dsy of April, 19M. BURLEENE BRINN SHEOFEE My commission expires August 23, 1969, and drove in another run with a single in the foutrh. Rick Reich, ardt's two-run homer drove Twins' starter Camilo Pascual from the mound in the seventh. Bill Monbouquette scattered seven hits in Detroit's opening- game victory. Washington's Pete Richert tied an AL record by striking out seven consecutive Tigers, but he was knocked out in the seventh when Don Demeter doubled and scored on Ken McMullen's error. A triple and a home run by Norm Cash powered the Tigers in the second game. Joe Sparma stymied the Senators on one hit un.il the seventh inning when he needed relief help from Larry Shrry. Ken Berry led off the 10th inning with a triple and trotted home with Chicago's winning run on Tom McCraw's single. Kansas City tied the game in the ninth when Dick Green singled, stole second and scored on a single by Ed Charles. get two key hits, slamming a two-run homer in the second inning that put it but-of the Pirates' reach. Sadecki also, singled and scored in the seventh inning but then needed Tracy Stallard's relief help. Rookie Ken Hoiizirian, a full- time student and parttime pitcher available to the Cubs when they are at home, and veteran Ted Abernathy combined to shut out the Dodgers on five hits. The loser was Don Drysdale, who gave up five hits in lost on a two-run triple by Don Kessinger in the second inning. * » » Johnny Edwards and Vada Pinson homered for the Reds but a triple by Tony Perez and Mel Queen's sacrifice fly in the fourth inning brought in the decisive run that ended Cincinnati's losing streak at six games. Sammy Ellis held the Phillies' to three hits in the rain-shortened game but two were homers by John Briggs. Wade Blasingame won his own game in the opener against the Mets by stroking a two-run single in a three-run second inning uprising that extended the Braves winning streak to six. But a throwing error by third baseman Eddie Mathews enabled the Mets to push across two seventh inning runs in the nightcap and snap their five- game losing streak despite a two-homer performance by Felipe Alou. Auiile It Winner BARCELONA (AP) Brabham of Australia won the, Grand Prix of Barcelona Sun-day, averaging «8.7 miles per, hour in his Brabham-Honda over the 141.3-mile course. T.V. Clinic Airbus* Highway Now Open Fulltime Under the New Management of J. D. BEAL 75 Years Experience /it Radio • Television Repairs Black * White • Color All Work Guaranteed Mike Warren Serviceman CALL LE 2-5632 Special Special 'BIG BOY' Tomato Plants Etch In Ut own Individual pot and Mllinx (or IScEach or $1.50 Dozen Also Half Grown YARD PLANTS McADAMS GREENHOUSES 206 E. Davis A ROCKET FOR YOUR POCKET f fifi AI nc f AC C1 - Cpe - $ ui 34 36 OOULIlOr-O3$29!>pn. W Pluslns. Factory Equipped SAM BLACK MOTOR CO. 317 E. Main Ph. PO 2-2058 Attention! Residents Affected By the Proposed Northside Improvement District The NORTHSIDE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT is a legal bonding of property owners bounded on the north by Highland Street, West by Division Street, South by Moultrie, and East by Highway 61 North, FOR THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT. IMPROVEMENTS: Installation of an underground storm sewer, adequate to control run-off of rain. Elimination of all open ditches. PAVING: Tenth Street from Moultrie to Highland 34 ft. width Ninth Street from Rollison to Indiana 37 ft. width Seventh Street from Rollison to Indiana yt ft. width Hardln Streei from Tenth to Highway 61 Si ft. width Adams Street from Tenth to Highway <1 21 It. width 200 feet of Pecan Street 14 ft. width RoIHson from Tenth to Seventh 27 ft. width When this project is,completed all streets in this area will be paved. . .& system to drain the area will be Installed in such i way to be as efficient as possible. Finally, the closing of all open ditches and paving of our street* will generally Improve the appearance of our community. The cost of this project will be shared by the property owners in the district and the City of Blytheville. The property owners share will be assessed according to th« benefits received. A target date for securing th* required number of signatures is Map 1st, I960. By getting the petitions signed we can go to work on or about July 1, 1966. Petitions are now in the hands of committeemen and signatures are being obtained. In a effort to speed up the securing of signatures the committee is setting up an office In the Central School building. A member of the committee will be on duty from 8 PM until 9 PM dally to answer any questions and accept signature* of property owners (hue- band and wife both must sign In many cases). Let's get behind the BEST TOT FLAM. Make an effort now to understand th« program. Sign up by May Ut Telephone•nquiriM wlDb*answeredMbertw«eealy«v«ttbe followingetudr Committeei CHARLES MOSELEY Home Phone PO J-8257 But. Phone PO 3-4434 HUGH CAFFEY JIM LEE MAX LOGAN H.A. HAINES

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