The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 3, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 3, 1966
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Yankees Can't Believe What's Happening—Tresh By DAVE BURGIN NEW YORK - (NBA) Tom Tresh offers a very un- Yankeelike theory as to why the Yankees aren't winning. He says that it may b« because they are being unrealistic, that they are not taking themselves seriously. .•imagine that! The Yankees — those proud ex. champions with all that pride going for them—not taking themselves seriously! MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Pittsburgh . Los Angeles San Fran. . Philadel. ... Atlanta .... Houston ... New York . St. Louis .. Cincinnati . Chicago 11 12 12 . 10 10 5 1 4 4 .688 .632 .632 .571 .526 9 .526 N 7 .417 10 .412 1 .267 . 12 .250 Monday'* Result! No games scheduled Today's Games :Los Angeles at San Francisco, N New York at St. Louis, N 'Philadelphia at Atlanta, N Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, N :ChieagO at Houston, N Wednesday's Games Los Angeles at San Francisco, New York at St. Louis, N Philadelphia at Atlanta, N Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, N 'Chicago at Houston, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. .923 .917 .717 .588 .533 12 11 10 , 10 8 . 5 . 4 10 .286 . 4 11 .267 . 4 12 .250 11 .214 .417 Baltimore . Cleveland Chicago . Detroit .... California . Minnesota Washington Boston ... New York ... 4 Kansas City .. 3 Monday's Hesult Baltimore at Washington, postponed, rain Only game scheduled Today's Games Cleveland at New York, N Baltimore at Washington, N Kansas City at California, N Minnesota at Chicago, N Boston at Detroit, N Wednesday's Games Cleveland at New York, N Baltimore at Washington, N Kansas City at California, N Minnesota at Chicago, N Boston at Detroit, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE Monday's Results Amarillo 5, ARKANSAS 3 Chicago Cubs 8, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 (Exhibition) El Paso at Austin, postponed, rain STANDINGS W. L. Pet. G.B. Albuquerque ..94 .692 — Amarillo .... 11 5 .688 ARKANSAS .. 9 5 .643 Vi El Paso 5 8 .385 4 Austin 4 9 .307 5 Dal-FW 310 .231 6 Tuesday's Games Albuquerque at Dallas-Fort Worth El Paso at Austin ARKANSAS at Amarillo INTERNATIONAL Buffalo at Richmond, postponed, rain Rochester 6, Toledo 4 Only games scheduled PACIFIC COAST Oklahoma City 2, Phoenix 1 Denver 7, Tulsa 1 Only games scheduled iiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiumiiiiiiiiii Hocfcey National Hockey Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Championship Finals Monday's Result No game scheduled Today's Game Detroit at Montreal, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 Wednesday's Game No game scheduled Bowling Show ORANGE, Tex. (AP) - The Great South Texas Teajn Bowling Tournament opens here May 28 with entrants from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana. The meet is tor five-man teams. It runs for five weekends, ending June 26. Entrant! will compete for f20,000 in prizes. i What Tresh means Is that the Yankees, right down to the raw rookies, are having trouble believing they actually did finish sixth last year. "But that's where we finished — sixth," said Tresh, the new Yankee third-baseman. "Individually, we do take ourselves seriously, but as a team, some of us are more inclined to ton off sixth place as an accident. We say, 'Oh, it's only temporary. We'll be winning again soon.' Meanwhile, we lose nine of our first 10 games." Tresh shrugged his husky •boulders, stared down at the dugout floor and shook his head. "We've got to start winning soon," he said. "Losing hurts.. I just think that if we forget the injuries, forget the bad breaks, forget the past, remember last year's sixth place and n6t the championships, we'll be better off." "Maybe," Tresh added, laughing, "the other guyi should have what's happened to me happen to them. I'm so busy trying to play third base that I don't have time to think about the past." When Reuben Amaro wit sidelined with a' leg injury in collision with Tresh, man- ager Johnny Keane wai left with a shortstop problem. "I read in the papers that I was going from left field to third," Tresh said, "and I just figured, 'What tin heck, It it will help the club. I'd better bear down.' And that's what I'm trying to do. "I told CUte Boyer that tt I could move him out of his position, I must be a heckuva third-bate prospect." Boyer, now at shortstop, where ha hat played before, kaept an eye on Tresh to tee that he isn't out of position relative to the guy at bat. "It'i tough," Tresh said. "Not to much making the play at thinking about making the play — where to throw, where to back up, when to take the cut-off..." Keane hat indicated that Tresh will ttajr at third un- til, (1), Amtro comet back, or (2), rookie shortstop Bobby Murcer gets over the jltten. * * * The "frightening thing," Tresh taid, it that he may be at third permanently. Rookie Roy White, Tresh'* replacement in left, it hitting well. If Tresh makes the adjustment ("No problem," Boyer said), and Whit* continue! to hit, Mur- eer and the light-hitting Amaro probably won't tea regular play the rttt of the season. "I go along with what- ever't best for the club," Tresh said. "I just want to win. We finished sixth last year and I don't want It to happen again. "In the meantime, I'll try to concentrate on improving. I just don't have time to cry in my beer." •t^MP* w ' o' f r-^C-v'^4-** :--*-^l^'V. >-,'- I; -~ ct- Vl ; '.C v - WHAT'S BEHIND THE SMILES? — The ed New York club. Flanking him are Tom new look of the Yankees is displayed by man- Tresh, relocated at third base, and Clete Boy- ager Johnny Keane (center) of the beleaguer- er, shifted to short The View from Hen ED HAYES Who Can Top Angels? DON'T LOOK FOR THOSE GENTS IN ST. LOUIS, GUS Busch and that bunch, to roar their approval over this but the gents connected with the Angels in California claim they have the best baseball park ever built. Their playground is located in Anaheim. Few people across the nation had ever heard of Anaheim, U.S.A., until the old Jack Benny radio program brought the city some attention with a running gag. Anaheim, to countless other non-Californians, might have been the name of a German beauty queen for all they knew or cared until Walt Disney discovered it and moved in. * * * Anaheim is about a 40-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles. Today its population is 150,000. Back when Benny was gagging it up on the boob box, somewhere around 1946-48, the population was smaller than that of Blytheville. In 1980, they expect the population to blossom (I'm fanatically opposed to the term "population explosion") to 300,000. More important currently, within a 50-mile radius, the population is 7,000,000. And the park is located within a Donald Duck quack of Disneyland-literally. * * * Busch Stadium boasts an exclusive Stadium Club where you can partake of the finest in cuisine and bar service while watching a baseball or football game down below. Folks in the Blytheville area should not count on eating lunch there, however, when they journey to St. Louis for a game—unless they have been invited to join. And then it costs $500. Plus ?16.75 per month. Plus a ticket to get in the park. All of which is not too dear when you consider you get to use one of the two exclusive elevators. It's located on the fifth-level tier, down the left-field foul line. Glass walls afford a panoramic view of the field. When the sun is right you can get an air-conditioned suntan. * * * I don't know if the Anaheim plant has a similar inside- the-park restaurant but it boasts a taller Scoreboard. Someone decided the California Scoreboard is 23 stories tall, topped by a halo. St. Louis can't top that, even though both boards, equipped with all kinds of electronic gadgets, cost $1,000,000 apiece. Anaheim offers the only park in America where you can watch major league baseball and sniff orange blossoms at the same time. St. Louis offers baseball and the smell of malt. Aw, No! TOMMY REESE, FORMER OSCEOLA AND ARKAN- gas State halfback, in serious condition at Methodist Hospital in Memphis, could use your prayers and get-well messages. Tommy, a much-liked young man, was stricken late last week while attempting to land an assistantship on the staff at Murray State. He's been undergoing tests. He can speak with effort but his left side is paralyzed. Tommy did his practice teaching at BIytheyille High the first part of this school year. His career is seriously threatened. BUS Style Exciting FOUR-DOT DATA: took for Don Horton to leave Newport High and take the head football coaching job at El Dorado.... Bob Denniston, a thorough and successful coach whose basketball contract was not renewed at Harrison, (through no fault of his own), was grabbed by Morriiton. Reportedly, the Morriiton school board had to pay $6,900 to get him—and then hike the salary of the football coach who is also athletic director.... Al Jones of Memphis who fought In Blytheville last year, was outpointed by Jerry Quarry of Los Angeles last night in 10 rounds at Kansas City .... People with an inside knowledge of football are excited about the "I" formation which the BHS Chickasaws are adapting to. prank Broyles won a championship with It at Arkansas and grade school coach Bobby Dean carved a championship with it at Fairvitw. The I's have it Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANCHESTER, England Thad Spencer, 197^4, Los Angeles, outpointed Brian Londor 197%, Britain, 10. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa—Gerry de Bruyn, South Africa, knocked out Billy Loiter, South Africa, 7, heavy weights; Frazer Toweel, South Africa outpointed Mario Ballavera, Italy, 10, welterweights. MILWAUKEE — Art Hernandez, 162, Omaha, outpointed Rudolph Bent, 159, New York, 10. KANSAS CITY — Jerry Quarry, 191%, Los Angeles outpoint- ed AI Jones, 130, Memphis, Tenn., 10. LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Eddie Perkins, 144, Chicago, stopped Mel Ferguson, 147%, Las Ve& as, 9. TORONTO—Bob Felstein, 205, Toronto, stopped Merle Dean, 181, Zanesville, Ohio, 1. TOKYO-Yoshio Nakane, 118 Japan, outpointed Eddy Ramos, 115%, Philippines, 5. LUXEMBOURG —Ray Philippe, Luxembourg, outpointed Assan Fakih, U.A.R. 8 SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Irish Frankie Crawford, 127V4, Los Angeles, outpointed Bobby Valdez, 127, San Diego, 10. Bear Shoots 78 RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas State Teachers College downed Arkansas Tech WA-SVi in Arkansas Intercollegiate golf Monday and John Brown University blanked the Wonder Boys 9-0 in tennis. Golfer Phil Long was medal- ist for the Bears with a 78 on the par 72 course. Aussie in Open NEW YORK (AP) - Pete Thomson, of Australia, five-time British Open golf champion, will play in the U.S. Open at San Francisco next month. Thomson, who filed his entry Monday. does not have to qualify. He hasn't played in the U.S. Open since 1958. ATHLETE'S FOOT TREAT IT FOR 48c Apply Initant-drylnf T-4-L. a hitch of chemlcali In alcohol. Feel It tike hold to check Itch, burnlni In MINUTES. In 3 to 5 dayt. Infected il-tn iloutm off. Witch HEALTHY ililn appear! If not delighted IN ONE HOUR, your 4Sc back at any drug counter. TODAY at Klrty Bruf Stores. Spring Piano Classes New Open Mrs. James Bassham 805 Robindale Call PO 3-0795 GODSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE General Auto Repairs WcMinr • Tractor Tim Flats • Vnlftnhlnr. Tube Repair • Valve Stem LAWNMOWER REPAIR FREE FICKDF * DBUV0T 1000 N. 6th PO 3-9734 •ear gtrlckltnrri Oroeety On to the Supreme Court! Willie vs. Stingy Don Tonight SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-Willie Mays continues his quest for the elusive National League lome run record tonight facing Los Angeles' Don Drysdale who's been tough for the San Francisco Giants' slugger. In 10 years, Willie has hit just 12 homers off the Big Dodger right-hander and only one each year the past five seasons. Mays had none at all in 1960. Mays aims for a "lucky 18th" tonight and 512 career total. * * * Going Into this opener of a three-game series at Candlestick Park Drysdale would seem to have a psychological factor in his advantage since the pressure has been on Willie ever since he equalled Mel Ott's career record of 511 homers. Mayt belted the equalizer in Houston April 24. Since then, Mays has only two hits in 18 times at bat, suffered an attack of the flu, a bruised hand and a bruised knee. Willie hurt his left knee Sunday and had to leave the St. Louis game in the fourth inning, but has told Manager Herman Franks he can play tonight. NEW YORK (AP) - The National League has picked up a symbolic torch in its battle to keep the Braves in Atlanta and instructed league attorneys to carry the flame all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. The torch was picked up by National League President Warren Giles, and the league's strategy in the case revealed by league attorneys Lou Carroll Sportsman Dies BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) C. P. (Sally) Miles first came to Virginia Tech as a 17-year-old student In 1897, and by his own admission was so awed by it all he almost went home to Hanover County, Va. "I didn't think I'd stay long," he said. But when he died Monday at 86, an almost legendary figure in Southern college sports, he had stretched his stay to 69 years. Miles, ailing from a respiratory disease for years, helped found the original Southern Conference in 1921, had been Its president twice, and at Tech had served as teacher, football and baseball coach, graduate manager of athletics, athletic director and dean of the college. MoreComfoMWearinq FALSE TEETH .Here 1« a pleasant way to mercnma loose Platt discomfort. FASTEETH, ID improved powder, sprinkled on upper and lower plates holds them firmer 10 that they tee! more com- lortaBl*. No gummy, gooey, pasty taste or feeling. It'a alkaline (mm- acid). Does not sour. Checks "plaM odor toreath". Oet FASTEETH tonal at drug counten «v«rywher«. MISSCO House Movers PHONE PO 3-6726 PO 3-7882 PO 3-4186 For Free Estimate Blytheville, Ark. H&D SHOP Wholesale Bait & Tackle • MilWAWi • OdM fbh • Red Rio Bhlnen • Worn* • TuHlf* • Cricket* • Crtwfllh • leo • OntMwd Motor OH * Ou • Bullaff * FtahlDf UetBMt Open 24 Hrs. on Weekend Ph. PO 3-1467 SielAclede Blytheville, Ark. R. J. "Buddy" Donner, Manager COURIER N8WS TtlttDAT. MAT S, and Bowie Kuhn after a two- hour meeting of the 10 club owners Monday. Giles said the league will ap- peal'all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if it has to — the first time the NL has flatly stated it intends carrying the case that far — and reiterated that expansion Into Milwaukee could not be considered until all appeals had been decided. "We are carrying the torch for all team sports — pro football, pro basketball and pro hockey - In this fight," Giles said, apparently referring to the antitrust facets of the case. Giles' statement was part of the league's answer to the decision handed down last month by Circuit Court Judge Elmer Roll er, who ruled the Braves violated state antitrust statutes in moving the Braves from Milwaukee to Atlanta. * * * Judge Roller, at the same time, ordered the Braves returned to Milwaukee by May 18 unless the National League made plant by May 16 to include a Milwaukee franchise by 1967. It is this decision that the National League first will appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Asked what would be the next step if the Wisconsin Supreme Court turned down the appeal, Carroll said: "Then we would seek to go to the U.S. Supreme Court." NEW YORK (AP)-Baseball will receive $12.6 million for radio and television rights to the 1967 and 1968 World Series and All-Star games under a contract with the National Broadcasting Co. Baseball Commissioner W1I- Iliam D. Eckert ratified the con- Gridders Marching On WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) There's a key link missing in the chain of command, but the Army 'ootball team hasn't missed a step during its annual spring maneuvers. The Cadets, without a coach since Paul Dietzel and all but one of his aides defected to South Carolina last month, are halfway through spring drills at the U.S. Military Academy — with Plebernaster Tom Cahill calling signals for 105 varsity candidates. Cahill, who directed the Army Plebes, or freshmen, for seven years, has taken to the task of preparing the Cadets for the 1966 season and their new coach — whoever he may be — with undisguised enthusiasm. "I am enjoying it very much," the interim coach said Monday. "I've coached all the boys at one time or another. I believe we have a good potential." tract Monday u owners of the National and American leagues gathered for a joint session today. NBC currently holds contracts for this season's All-Star game ' and World Series and for a nationally televised Game of the Week through 1968. The Game of the Week pact totals 118 million while the expiring All-Star and World Series contract calls for $250,000 and $3.5 mllion for the respective events. * * * Under the 1967-68 contract, baseball will receive a 68 per cent increase — an average of $400,000 for the All-Star game and $5.9 million for the World Series. 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