Hero Wicks in Rematch Here Tonight Professional wrestling's first program of the year last week produced equal doses of mayhem and confusion and the estimated crowd of 500 cash customers is expected to return tonight looking for more of the same at Legion Arena. A good guess is that most of the patrons went home confused — but entertained. • So there should . be a crowd of SW-plus-plus because in addition to the enforced rematch between hero Billy Wicks and Japanese bad-man Tamayo Soto, the ever-popular Scufflin' Hillbillies are also on the program. Opponents for the Hillbillies are Mack York and newcomer Gorgeous Allen. * * * The referee last week was short on experience and after originally disqualifying Soto and giving the match to Wicks, lie overruled himself. That's when Marshall Blackard, state athletic commissioner, stepped in and ordered a rematch. Promoter Herb Welch has promised a new referee for tonight's expected roughhouse. There's no time limit on the rematch and anything goes — well, just about anything. "They can really go after it this time," the promoter promised. "The winner will get both ends of the purse . . the whole thing." Both matches are best-of- three, with a one-hour limit on the tag team duel, * * * ' . Welch has been keeping busy in other rings around the country — as a wrest- ler. He performs here only on rare occasions,' limiting his work to promoting. Herb was recently battered up pretty good around the face when Gentleman Sol slugged him with a cane. In turn, Herb split the cane into splinters. So) is expected to come up with another cane by Friday night when his charges, the Von Brauners, are sche- duled to tackle Herb and Al Costello in Memphis. Jackie Fargo is expected to be. there also, to keep Sol in line. * + * .Admissions at Legion Arena tonight are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for the kiddies. Ringside reserved seats are on sale inside the . Arena. First bell at 8:15. So Sorry About that Knockdown, Tiger Old Man I Never Tried to Knock Him Out The View from Here ED HAYES fports All IF YOU WERE VACATIONING, OR OTHERWISE UN..able to attend the Blytheville High all-sports banquet last Thursday, you and I missed a chance to bestow recognition ""Upon some worthy young men. Special recognition, in the form of trophies, were handed out to Chickasaw basfcetballers Mike Long and Walt Hampton ... and footballer Bruce Bateman. Bateman, who also played basketball and is currently plugging with the track squad, received BHS football's "100 per cent effort" trophy for going at that speed both in games .and workouts. No surprise. Brucey earmarked himself for this honor four years ago. Long lived up to his name in effort, too, but was fingered Tfor his standup ability as a shooter of free throws. And they ^handed a trophy up to Walt for his contribution as a rebound- ^er. Walt is just a junior. This bears repeating every other week or so. The other two boys are seniors. Alas. * * * - • Dr. Eugene Lambert, the man credited with putting Memphis State on the national basketball map and now serving that thriving institution as athletic director, was guest speaker at the banquet. I've never heard the man speak. They say he's no Adolph 'Rupp (who popped in here last year) but he's a wise man and he dispensed some thoughts and recollections of interest. Unfortunately some of the oletimers in the audience probably gleaned more from the talk than the youngsters whom the event honored. On to the Chase From the banquet, BHS coaches Dwight Williams and Charley Eagle, accompanied by Jim Dixon of Armorel mov- . ..^ed on to St. Louis for a coaching clinic at the Chase. -.. They heard some sharp speakers: Johnny Wooden, o! _ -UCLA, Don Haskins of Texas Western, Abe Lemons of Okie • City and a high school coach from Valparaiso, Ind., Virgil ;.; Sweet The college coaches were the celebrities, of course, and their talks were of celebrity caliber but the high school skipper " had plenty to offer his brethren. .7. * * * ••'.- Sweet, in addition to a fancy record, was asked to join • the quality field at the guest table mainly because his high _ school clubs have a field goal accuracy chart of about 80 per - cent. ~ As a TEAM, mind you. '." Don't think this coach wasn't listened to with interest. Listeners who thought they were going to be let in on a ." formula for miracles were undoubtedly disappointed because * the magical ingredients, pared down, were concentration and practice. .: The keys to almost any endeavor. * * * This coach from Indiana has his boys In the gym during their lunch hour free flipping. After-school workouts last .'•: about three hours. Concentration plays a tremendously important part. So does pride. His boys all shoot for the century club. When they sink .'. 100 free throws in a row— in practice, of course, and in front of witnesses— they have the accomplishment stitched on their : - jackets. One kid had so much pride and so much concentration • : and worked so diligently he plunked as many as 400 in a row. Such a feat deserved to be put on the boy's jacket in neon. '„ * * * ' ""Spring Football Here Back at Blytheville High, spring football it in swing. Yes, I said spring football. . Not the kind of spring football you might think. Not the kind of hard-core workouts you can see at the Fayettevill* university, for instance. Spring football at BHS and other schools In the county and state consists of a one-hour daily drill without equipment. The rules of the Arkansas Athletic Association permit th» boys to use a football and I think that's terribly generous, don't you? * * * Bob Williams isn't squawking. He's grateful for any lil ole latitude they hand out because he's installing a new formation for '66. At least it's new for BHS. It's th« "1" formation. Here's bow it works, mam: hi * direct lint behind tht quarterback who hugs the center are the fullback and tail* back, with the wingman floating. They also plan to go with a split end this year. There art some other interesting changes in the works also. "At least these are our plans right now," he coach said. "It's been looking fairly good. But we might end up in anything." , >' : Nothing they end up with can be more quaint than the outcast, four-team league they're in. • By JIM HACKLEMAN Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - An explosive right-hand punch that traveled scant inches carried Emile Griffith to his second world boxing championship. But to the flashy Virgin Islander with the steely muscles and quick moves, the blow might as well have been an accident. "I never Wed to knock him out — never, at any point. Not even when I had him down. The ;hought never crossed my mind." But the short right that floored Dick Tiger in the ninth round of Tuesday night's 15- rounder at Madison Square Garden meant the difference. It enabled Griffith to take the middleweight title away from the 36-year-old Nigerian in a tight decision. The new middleweight champ was a bit on the defensive about he defense-oriented fight he made against Tiger. He backpe- daled considerably and was not lis usual aggressive self. "I just kept moving," packed, steam-hot •oom. "I'm a boxer yelled, straining to make his r oice heard above the din in his dressing .. I just wanted to keep moving. I opened up when I had to." Tiger was angry — closs to bitter. But the only challenge he :hought he would come to me, Major *'s ••iiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniimiHiiiHnniii PITCHING — Sam McDowell, Cleveland, allowed only one hit —Jose Tartabull's single in the sixth inning — as the Indians defeated Kansas City 2-0. BATTING — Carl Yastrzem- ski, Boston, collected two dou- >Ies and two singles and drove n three runs as the Red Sox handed the New York Yankees their seventh straight defeat 8-5. he Racer Retires LONDON (AP) — Jack Sears, x>rmer. British stockcar and sports car champion, announced Monday his retirement from auto racing because of back in- uries suffered in a 130-mile an lour crash while testing a car seven months ago. but he ran." made to the outcome was an enigmatic: "I hope the winner of this fight got the decision." He questioned Griffith's cau- Son, saying, "It takes two fighters to make a fight," and "I NEW YORK (AP) - Emile Griffith, the middleweight freshly crowned champion, plans to go to court today in an effort to keep the welterweight crown, too, after his close, controver- upset conquest of Dick Tiger. The 28-year-old king of the 147-pound welterweight division was a 2-1 underdog when he dethroned the 36-year-old Tiger as ruler of the 160-pound middleweight class on a unanimous 15-round decision Monday night hi Madison Square Garden. The odds are even bigger against Griffith's chances of being permitted to hold both crowns. There is a strong possibility weight champion to capture the middleweight crown, automatically vacates the lighter division title under the rules of the New York State Athletic Commission, the World Boxing Association and most other boxing bodies of the world. * * * "We're not giving up the welterweight title," said Howard Albert, Griffith's comanager. "We're going to the State Supreme Court Tuesday to seek an injunction to prevent the commission from taking away title." the Fights \\mmm\\mmmmmmmm\\m\m\\mum\ By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK-Emile Griffith, 150%, New York, outpointed Dick Tiger, 160, Nigeria, 15. Griffith won world middleweight title. PARIS — Jean Josselin, 147, France, stopped Brian Curvis, that Griffith will give Tiger a'145%, Wales, 14. Josselin won ..(„«, =1,0. ot «,„ mMriUorciahf E uropea n welterweight title. NEWCASTLE, England-Chic CaWerwood, 176Vj, Scotland, outpointed Dick Hall, 177%, Boston, 10. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. - Luis Gutierrez, 170, Managua, Nicaragua, stopped Herman Dixon, return shot at the middleweight crown at the Garden on June 13. • If that doesn't come off, then Griffith might take on either Joey Archer of New York or Italy's Nino Benvenuti, the undefeated junior middleweight champion, in a middleweight title defense. * * * "Tiger can have the return bout, if he wants it," said the unmarked victor. "He was a good sport to give me the chance. I'm a good sport, too." "I'd like the return," said the dejected Nigeriaa, who was knocked down for the first time in his 14-year career. "1 thought I deserved the decision. It takes two to make a fight. I had to make the fight." Holding to his .pre-fight plans to keep on the move and tire his older foe, Griffith came on strong from the eighth round on. Referee Art Mercante had it 9-5-1 in rounds for Griffith. Judge Frank Forbes had it 7-6-2 while Judge Tony Castellano had it even in rounds, 7-7-1, but Griffith ahead on points 8-7. It was the second time Tiger has lost the middleweight title. He dropped it to Joey Giardello in 1963 a nd regained it from Giardello last Oct. 21. in the Garden. Griffith, the third welter- 162, Miami, 5. LAS VEGAS, Nev. Larry Clark, 141, Las Vegas, outpoint- ed Polo Corona, 141, Los Angeles, 10. HONOLULU — Don Fullmer, Salt Lake City, Utah, outpointed Stan Harrington, Honolulu, COURIER NEWS TUBSDAT, APRIL It, PAGE tax. Hog Vaults 15'8 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Ken Sharp of Arkansas vaulted 15 feet 8 inches Saturday in the Kansas Relays, finishing third in the event. Broyles Instructor AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)-Arkansas football Coach Frank Broyles has been named foot : ball instructor at the Texas coaching school at Houston Aug. 1-4. GYM-DANDY Play Ground Equipment • SWINGS • SLIDES • CLIMBING TOWERS • MERRY-GO- BOUND AT IAD & LASSIE EAST MAIN ST. INBOARD-OUTBOARO BRAVK ASK fOR STAY State Hits Baseball By HARRY CHANDLER MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) The State of Wisconsin accused baseball Monday of attempting to use the machinery of an appeal from its antitrust conviction to accomplish what it failed to do during the trial. By seeking to maintain the status quo pending a State Supreme Court review, said special counsel Willard Stafford, baseball creates a situation where it does not have to play in Milwaukee in 1966 and does not have to expand at this time. * * » But George B. Christenson of Chicago, an attorney representing baseball, told Circuit Judge Elmer Roller that "one -sure way to bring death to the Braves is not to grant a stay" of his. order that the National League submit a plan for expansion in 1967 by May 16 or return the Braves from Atlanta to Milwaukee two days later. "The Braves couldn't comply even if they wanted to," said Christenson. "The minute they try to move, they're dead." Ray T. McCann, attorney for the Braves, asked Judge Roller for an indefinite stay of his order pending an appeal to the State Supreme Court. Judge Roller took the pl« under advisement after hearing vigorous objection by counsel representing Atty. Gen. Bronson C. la Follette, wlw brought the successful antitrust action stemming from the Braves' move to Atlanta. ¥ ¥ * Judge Roller gave no immediate indication as to when he will rule on the motion for a stay. 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