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Blythevffle (Ark.) Courier New* - MowJiy, May I, ltd - Pip Nine, New Sessin at Speedway 'Tardy' Hood Gets There ] By Kl) HAVES ' Sports Editor ; Honker Hood of Memphis .,„., showed up a little late for the lime trials. Then, cornered by a news reporter, he was was tardy in reporting for the final .^{..briefing on the track before ',,,^tlie races. i lfl ^; But the well-known driver . ..'.was first when it counted. ' rt,','He brouglit in No. 9 ahead ; . .of the field in the Class A '•'' feature at Blylheville Speedway last night on. the first $ ^'program of the new stoelc >:?* car racing season. ••''•• Hooker collected a neat ?"•' bundle of $225'for his efforts. ••i!>'iv Bobby'Ward in Mee 2,'ex--' t - -pert driver from Conway, ?A'X. was second. There was a spectacular vno-car pileun in the Class C .".<•• i i'feature which was won by i^uLarry Barham of Portage;•?*!'•? ville. r«.n>: A driver from Hemando, ' jii:Miss., pulled in second in the C feature but got away before his name could be ob- /.;""tained. ' , Harold Pery, one of th« *""" new co-owners of the track which is located about four """' "miles north of Blytheville on _ Interstate 55, reported that ~52 cars took part in the> ''show. Races are to be run at the THE ASSOCIATED PREM NATIONAL LEAGUE Sammy Scores as Alumni Bows San Fran. Pittsburgh . Houston .... Phila Atlanta .... Los Angeles New York . St.- Louis .. Cincinnati . Chicago w. 18 14 IS 11 . 13 13 Saturday's L. Pet. G.B. 7 .720 8 .636 24 10 .600 3 9 .550 4'/i 12 .520 5 . 12 .520 5 10 .444 6'A 14 .364 8V2 14 .333 9 17 .261 11 Results FLAGMAN — Jim Pettigrew of Memphis, well-known starter of stack car races in MB mid-south, handled the flag at Blytheville Speedway last night. (Coorier News Photo) Speedway every Sunday night, time trials at 6 and the trophy races at 8 o'clock. The finals started about 20 minutes late last night which Is considered rather good since it was a new season and a new management. Size of the crowd was estimated at 2,500. GLOSS FINISH IN KENTUCKY DERBY Trainer of 'King' Busy Guy Chicago 3, New York 2 Philadelphia 7, Pittsburgh S Los Angeles 14, Cincinnati 2 San Francisco IS, St. LduiS 2 Houston 3, Atlanta 0 Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 San Francisco 10, St. Louis 5 Houston 5, Atlanta 4 Cincinnati 2, Los Angeles 1 Chicago 3-1, New York 1-5 Today's Games Los Angeles at Philadelphia, N San Francisco at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at Atlanta, N St. Louis at Chicago, post- jponed, cold weather; to be played as part of July 24 doubleheader. Only game* scheduled Tuesday's Games Houston at New York, N Los Angeles at Philadelphia N Sao Francisco at Pittsburgh; N St. Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Atlanta, 2, twi- night LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) I Trainer Henry Forrest has been too busy the past year to even ! visit his new Tennessee home ' jjnd there's no let-up in sight. ' He was preparing today to ship ', Kaual Ring, the Kentucky Der; by winner, east for the Preak- s ness. ; '•''* "I bought s little, six-acre • "> place at Brentwood, near Nash'. ''"vine more Uian a year ago," but ; ' Tve spent only one night there !' -"-gince then," Forrest said. ! !; : Reminded that Kaual King's • -"-half-length Derby victory Satur; ,,,,day was his 30th at Churchill ; -,-rDowns, the 58-year-old native of . Covington, . Ky.,- reminisced i over his 40 years in racing. j "I started out when I was 18 i w (years old with a horse for J. B. I , ftespess at the old Latonia 1 "-"track," Forrest said. ! Apparently, that was a good ; omen. Respess' Wintergreen ! had won the Derby 16 years bei fore that and, like Kauai King in 1 '•Saturday's 92nd running of the ! 'classic, "led all the way. '. Forrest, a winner with the i I'frsl colt he ever saddled for the I Derby, gave much of the credit to jockey Don Brumfield. ! 'He rode just wonderful," ' Derby, gave much of the credit 1 _£prrest said. "I told him before ^tlie' race" there might be some horses in front of him at the « .«tart, but to use his own judg- ? 'inent. - « * « * it3,"He did just that." Almost as pleased as Forrest <r ^were some in the camp of Adve- J cator, a surprise second finisher c in -America's most glamorous * race. A groom, Albert Foley, r proudly predicted the colt would f become horse of the year. » Jim Padgett, trainer of third i) finisher Blue Skyer, said he !j "couldn't have been »»re tic t kled" with the race. f Padgett, who entered Blue } Skyer' after he was goaded into f it, said he had planned to move 5 from here to Chicago, but now jj "I guess we'll go'in the Preak- ; i ness. I'll have to talk to the 8 Owners: to be sure, though." L.I. .With exception of Fleet Shoe, 'V.ali of the colts, from the Derby "were pronounced In good health. .-.Trainer Larry Sterling , said "Fleet Shoe was "a little touchy •-•• to the left knee." Both Fleet Shoe and Abe's SHope, the second choice in the betting and fifth cold under the ^finish wire,' may get some rest from the racing wars. The oth- i: irs will continue training for ...summer racing. "We'll go to Sportsman's Park and may give him a little rest,' trainer Del Carroll said of Abe's Hope. A groom noted the Better Bee colt has been in 10 races, including the Derby, this year and all but two were at more than a mile. All of the first six finishers - Kaual King, Advocator, Blue Skyer, Stupendous, Abe's Hope and Rehabilitate — thought they had a top shot at the $120,500 first prize until the last. As the field swept under the wire, only about 25 feet separated the six. Eight lengths back was Amberoid, who came from last place after a slight stumble coming out of the starting gate. Fleet Shoe, Exhibitionist, Sky Guy and Williamston Kid followed in that order. Trailing the field over the finish line were Quinta, Tragniew, Beau Sub and Dominar. The victory to th« $163,000 Derby, which matches the second richest in the history of the event, marked a -s.ndful of firsts: It was the first entry in the classic for owner Michael Ford and trainer Forrest and the first Derby ride for Brumfield. Kauai King also was the first Maryland-bred to win the Derby and the first since Jet Pilot in 1947 to lead at every call. He also may be the first Derby winner whose name still causes argument two days after his trip to the winner's circle. JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Tarry Gwin and Bennla Winford scored two touchdowns each Saturday night and led Arkanas State College to a 34-8 vie- ory over the alumni in their annual spring football game. Gwin scored on runs of seven and eight yards and Winford on runs of two ad 12 yards. The ither tally came on Kevin Mc- Cleltand's three-yard plunge. Sammy Weir, New York Jets' ianker, got the alumni's touchdown on a 2-yard pass from Bobby Hogue. A-State Splits JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Arkansas State College defeated Southwest Missouri State College 5-3 Saturday in the first game of a baseball doublehead- :r. Southwest won UK nightcap 6-5. RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas Tech anri Southern State divided an Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader Saturday, leaving both teams with 5-5 conference records, Wayne Sroczynski's ninth inning single gave Tech a 2-1 vie- AMERICAN LEAGUE Baltimore . Cleveland . Detroit .... Chicago .... California . Minnesota Washington Boston New York Kansas City W.L. Pct.G.B IS 15 13 11 \BOWUH6 Chsrlotto Valentin* leored 178«3; and ,T»n« Byerly 177-4M In Wed- jiMtlBj Early Birds Mi«in.»t.«r»t. O-Lanei. Unprtdlctablw rollefl 703- STANDINGS Teitm PIT* Onpred Ictftttlea ... Knock-em Dawni F Troop Team Four toldflntnt ....... TRACK SHORTS AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Bige Wray, Arkansas' middle distance sophomore star, stepped the 880-yard run in 1:49.5 Saturday night in the Southwest Conference track and field meet, but gained only a second place finish. Preston Davis of Texas recorded a 1:48.9, erasing the S\VC mark set by Jim Parr of Southern Methodist in 1961. It was the first defeat in the career of Wray, a Harrison product. Texas nudged Rice for the track title 58-55. Texas A&M was third with 48 points, followed by SMU at 42, Baylor 27, Arkansas 17, Texas Tech 12 and Texas Christian 11. AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - Randy Matson, for a while the undisputed king of the discus and shotput events in U.S. track circles, suddenly finds himself second best in both events as far as 1966 is concerned. As expxected, Matson won both the shot put and the discus in the Southwest Conference meet Saturday in Austin, and both victories came by wide margins over the number two man. But neither mark-197 feet, 7 Inches in the discus and «8 feet, 9 3 /4 inches in the shot put—quiet measured up to the best performances in the nation this year in the two events. In addition, neither matched Matson's own Southwest Conference records. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two records fell Saturday at Forrest Heights of Little Rock rolled to its second straight Class AAA junior high track championship. Dale Sweesey of Forest Heights hurled the shot S8-2 and Fayetteville Hillcrest ran the mile relay in 3:30.5 to account for the records. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — San Jose State sprinter Tommy Smith has run the straightaway 220 yards and 200 meters in 19.95 seconds,- a half second faster than any man in history. His coach says Smith will leave the mark right there for anyone foolish enough to challenge it. San Jose State Coach Bud Winter says Smith "will never run the 220 straight again, and I don't think anybody else will, either. It would be foolish for anyone else to try for 19.5." RUSSELLVfLLE, Ark. (AP) - Harding..and Southern . State College, are expected to battle to the wirt here Tuesday for the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference track and field championship. • Harding, led by distance stars Jim Crawford and Cliff Clark, figures as the slight favorite but the Mulerlders, featuring strength in the sprinU, could unseat the defending champions. One thing appears c«rtain-t revamping ol the AIC record book. QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - Track coach William Exum of Kentucky State College brought just five runners to compete in three events In the 10th annual Quantlco Relays. Five were anough. "I don't know whether they're too tired to have another good race in them or not," said Exum just before the invitational mile relay that was the last of the 27 events on the final program Saturday. Exum, who succeeded the legendary Sam Taylor after his death April 1, needn't have worried. With Jim Kemp, the NCAA 440-yard champion, running a 45.» stcond anchor leg, Kentucky State flashed to victory in 3:10.2. It was .Kentucky State's third triumph, the first in which they didn't set a meet ncord. .789 .789 9 .591 8 .579 12 9 .571 » 9 .500 T It .388 7 14 .338 6 16 .273 10V 2 5 15 .250 4 4 5Vi 8 YMCA Invites You to Attend a Movie tory In tht opener and Southern State won the nightcap 2-0. SEARCY, Ark. (AP) '-Qua- chita Baptist and Harding split an Arkansas. Intercollegiate Conference basebaK .doubleheader Saturday, OBU winning ihe opener 7-1 and Harding taking the nightcap 8-2. Roger Rhodes hurled a three- hitter, for OBU in the opener and Bobby 3arpb)e's four hits iroduced three runs for Hard-j :ng in the second game. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Harding College of Searcy, Ark. placed sixth Saturday in the NAIA national bowling championships. Omaha University won its second straight title with 16,289 pins. Harding had 14,945 pins. Paul Petersen and Tom Urbanek of Concord, W. Va., beat j Johnny Beck and Larry Yurclio of Harding 419,328 for the doubles title. Don Crewdson, director of Little Rock YMCA boys camp, Is scheduled to visit the Blytheville Y this evening according to local Y officials. Crewdson is to show films of Camp Clearfork, set in the mountains near Hot Spring* where many Blytheville boys have attended camp. •' - •» .» -» All YMCA member; and In* terested persons are 'nvlted to be on hand at 7:30. Fights' PAU, France - Marcel Cerdan, Jr., 141, Paris, outpointed Roger Malezieux, 140V4, Pau, 8. I said, "Show me a filter cigarette that really delivers taste and I'll eat my hat!" Saturday's Results Cleveland t, Baltimore 3 Minnesota 6, Boston 4 Chicago 1, Detroit 0 Kansas City 5, Washington 2 New York 3, California 1 Sunday's Results New York 5, California 2 Washington S, Kansas City 2, 0 Innings Boston M, Minnesota 1-1 Detroit 3, Chicago 1,1st game 1 innings, 2nd game, post- ioned, cold Baltimore 8-8, Cleveland 2-3 Washington at California, N Today's Games New York at Minnesota, N Boston at Kansas City, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Washington at California, N Boston at Kansas ity, N New York at Minnesota, N Detroit at Cleveland, N Chicago at Baltimore, N MINORS- TEXAS LEAGUE Sunday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 1, Austin 0 Amarillo 7, Albuquerque 4 El Paso J, ARKANSAS I STANDINGS Albu'que ... Amarillo ... ARKANSAS El Paso ... Dal-FW .... Austin W. L. Pet. G.B. 14 14 12 . 8 6 4 .700 .636 .600 .471 .300 13 .235 Monday's Games Amarillo at Dallas-Fort Worth Austin at ARKANSAS Albuquerque and El Paso not scheduled. INTERNATIONAL Saturday's Results Rochester -3, Columbus 2 Toledo 1, Syracuse 0 Toronto 3, Richmond 2 Jacksonville at Buffalo, postponed, cold Sunday's Results Rochester at Toledo, post: poned, rain Columbus 4-!, Syracuse 3-1 Buffalo 9-2, Richmond 2-5 Jacksonville 8-2, Toronto 2-4 PACIFIC COAST Saturday's Remits Tacoma 16, Vancouver 4 Indianapolis 8, San Diego 4 Tuls« 3, Phoenix 2 Hawaii S, Seattle 4 Spokane 11, Portland 6 Sunday's Results Denver 4-15, Oklahoma 3-4 .Indianapolis.4, San Diego 3, Winnings - Spokane 114, Portland M Hawaii >3, Seattle M, 2nd gama S innings Tacoma 5, Vancouver 4 TulH I, Pbowii 4 Our Sincere THANKS To All Firms and Individuals For Their Contributions In the Promotion of We Urge Your Partkipatioh In "National Cotton Week" - May 9th thru 14th Mayor Proclamation 1 . l .,. J1 . ;i . I , u .. I . 1 . £ .L. i ., 1 .,;,.i. u i. : Ciirtit Duncan Special Ads •...,.,«.,.,«.,•;,• .£;r.-i«™is.i««r James M. 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