The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 10, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 10, 1966
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AT ARENA - Mario Ml lano (above) is booked to 'tangle with Luke Graham al Legion Arena tonight in the first half of a double main event. The bout is to start at 8:15. Here Tonight Arena Has J Tag Team, PLUS! Profesional wrestling prompter Herb Welch is offering a double main event tonight at Legion Arena. The top match is the tag • team affair, putting the Medics against Corsica Joe and Dwayne Peal. All four are solid performers, all are crowd-pleasers. Or perhaps crowd-baiters is the more apt description for the Medics. The last time the team was cheered was a week ago when the masked guys tackled the masked Assassins. Spectators didn't have much choice. * * * The bout is down for 60 minutes or less, best-of- three. In another bout, under a similar time limit and rules, big Mario Milano has drawn Luke Graham. Again, both are solid mem- r'bers of their trade. Graham and the promoter have had their differences .. —in the rings of other towns where Welch still holds forth as a wrestler. Chances are they'll get along just fine tonight. Graham will likely have enough to think about when he's in there with Milano. First bell at 8:30. Admissions are 75 cents for adults, a quarter for children. Ringside reserved seats may be purchased inside the Arena. The promoter did not name a referee. Welch evidently wanted to make sure "who he wss getting." Good refs are hard to come by these days. The Assassins complained to Welch that the Medics used something like -brass knucks in winning last week but the promoter didn't investigate the claim hinting that they were sore just because they hadnt thought of it first All-Stater Vint Picks Porks NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP — , All-State basketball cente Bobby Vint of the North Littl Rock Wildcats was signed b Coach Duddy vValler Monda; night to a letter o ; intent to al tend the University of Arkan sas. Vint, who averaged 23 points per game in his senior year was sought after by Kentucky 'Alabama and the University o Houston. "He liked Coach Waller and he knew a lot of the boys" who will attend the university a Fayetteville, Vint's father said The 6-foot-6, 195-pound athlete also pulled down an average ol IS rebounds per game last season. Honor for Lindsay DALLAS (AP) - Jim tindsey, Arkansas football star, will b« one of the athletes of the year honored here Friday by the Southwest Conference Letter; men's Association. The graduating Arkansas player it the third footballer to be named for Friday noon'i .testimonial. -Sharing the tribute will be •Marvin Kristynik of Texas and .Tom Murrah of Texas A4M, ,! football players; Tudor Lacey, 'and Dub Malaise, Teui Tech basketball itar. Tnt Vitw horn Her* ED HAYES Jodie Rides Again IF THIS READS LIKE A FAIRY TALE, IT'S INTEN- tional. The line between a fish story and a fairy tale, after all, is thinner than boarding house soup. One of the heroes of the tale is Jodie Hall, about whom I've written before. Jodie was an all-state guard at Blytheville High, an honor hard to come by in 1956 because the Chickasaws that long gray year were an all-losing outfit. Sunday, Jodie and sidekicks Jack Conley and Haskel Slaughter came back from a fishing excursion at Reelfoot Lake with 500 crappie. I said five-hundred. Five, zero, zero. "It was the thrill of a lifetime," said Jodie. * * * The trio left for Kentucky Lake Friday night. By early Saturday they had extracted 15 fair-sized ones but dissatisfied with the muddy waters they decided to cut out for Reelfoot, There they camped overnight. By seven a.m., after an hour's fishing, to their surprise and titillation, they hauled in 121. "All my life I heard stories about people who pulled in fish as fast as they put their poles in the water," Jodie said, breathlessly. "But this is the first time it ever happened to me. My fingers got so sore taking the fish off, I'd just just swing the line in and slap 'em off on the bottom of the boat." * * * Jodie could'va made It a real fish story by saying the 500 were all whoppers. "But I'd be telling you a story," he said. "About 250 of 'em weighed maybe a half-pound each, good eating size." He said it took four men two and a half hours to clean the mess. "So you can see how many we had." The thrill of a lifetime, the ex-guard had said. I said: "A bigger thrill than playing football, a bigger thrill than slamming that all-state halfback from Li'l Rock Central out of bounds for a five-yard loss?" "Well, no," Jodie Hall admitted slowly. "But I'm older and fatter now." Who isn't? * * * Sad Seminole WHEN DOES A PULLED LEG LIGAMENT BECOME A bad break? Almost any time. Like when it keeps you out of the state track meet specifically. This happened to Osceola's Ron Curtwright early last week. He was unable to compete in the district meet and if you don't qualify in the district, you can't earn a position in the state. The way the Class A Seminole junior has been registering this .year in the long jump (formerly known as the broad jump), he could come close to winning the event in Class AAA. * * * EMMETT ASHFORD, FIRST NEGRO UMP W THE majors, unpacked the minor leaguer's standard shoeshine kit from his duffel bag his first day on the job. The umpire crew chief whispered: "Emmett, get that rascal out of here. The attendant takes care of our shoes in the majors." * * * iood-Looking Pirates THERE ARE SEVERAL ATHLETES AT GOSNELL HIGH who have genuine track potential. Right up there is Mike Dent who ran the District 2-A 100-yard dash in 10.6. He's only a sophomore. And then there is junior Mike Ward. He won his heat in the 2-A prelims Just the third time he'd ever run a full flight of hurdles. He only has four hurdles to work with at school. • * * * Alumni Fun? EX-CHICKASAW SLICK NELSON, HOME ON VACA- tion from Mississippi (not the University) played for the alumni against the Arkansas State College football team Saturday night. Alumni lost 34-8. "Don't let anybody kid you that State doesn't have a great team," the Slicker said." "They're tough." One of the toughest, he reported, was linebacker Bill Bergey. "He could hurt you," Slick stated. "It wouldn't have been so bad but he'd hurt you and then laugh at you." * * * Alan Stolt, BHS assistant coach, asked Slick if he got any • good licks in. "I always got at least one good one even if I had to do it at halftime." Alan passed up the game this year for the first time. Went fishing instead. Dick Ritchey and Gary Elliott, two other ex-Chickasaws played. Trying to earn a scholarship, Elliott kicked four extra points. Some of the other area boys who indulged were JacU Sugg of Wilson, and Osceola's Clayton Crye who is now head coach at Elaine—and had a fine season there. Jack Burns (did his practice teaching at BHS) played also. He's up to 280 pounds now. He's coaching in upstate Missouri. Osceola's Tommy Reese was there but, of course, didn't play. Evidently the affliction that KO'd him a couple weeks ago and paralyzed his left side still hasn't been diagnosed. IT'S BEING SAID AROUND THE AREA THAT IF ELY- theville or Osceola don't get a track by next spring, the sport will all but vanish in the northern half portion of Mississippi County. GIFTS For The Bride! For The Graduates! For Those People Who Already "HAVE EVERYTHING!" AT THl NEW (ySteerfs J« we|| y 105 W. Main & Gift StOrC Located Next Door To Fred's Dollar Store' BHS CAGERS IN CONTEST HERE AT 8 What Wnd of basketball team is Blytheville High going to have next season? Fans who attend the gams !n the BHS gym tonight can make up their own minds. Blytheville High sophomores and juniors are scheduled to take on the Chickasaw seniors in a reg. illation basketball game, tipoff at 8 o'clock. * * * "Everyone's invited and there's no admission charge," Dwight Williams stated. The coach said he hopes to make this game an annual event. It's rather late in the school year for basketball, but one thing about it, the weather is still right IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII1IBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 207 to Go Lonely Road For Willie CEPEDA HAS HIS SAY New Card Bitter—at First CHICAGO (AP) - Orlandi 'epeda, one of the season's big lest trade baits, finally ha; jeen nipped off. At first, the 28-year-old slug ger, who swatted 226 homers fo he San Francisco Giants, was >itter about being sent to the St ^ouis Cardinals Sunday for left landed pitcher Ray Sadecki 5ut he was expected to be on irst base for the Cardinals to day in their game with the Chicago Cubs. His start was delayed when old weather lay's contest. postponed Mon- NEW YORK (AP) - The nex ome run Willie Mays hits wil eave him ONLY 200 short o abe Ruth's record of 714. I 'illie, now 35, stays healthy nd hits 40 a year until he is 40 e should make it by 1971. Ted Williams' mark of 521 is sure to go in a few weeks. Jim my Foxx, runner-up to Ruth with 534, should be passed by Labor Day. And then there is that long lonely road ahead. * * * Looking back through the records of Mays' 513 homers, dating back to No. 1 off Warren Spahn, May 28, 1951, it is interesting to note that Spahn, no longer in the majors, has been the chief victim. Spahnie, now retired to his Oklahoma ranch and thinking, of making a comeback in the minors, has given up 18 of Mays' homers. Of course, there are extenuating circumstances. Spahn and Mays go back a Song way together to the days when the Braves still were in 3oston and the Giants played in :he Polo Grounds. In 14 years, the 18 homers average out to only a bit more than one a sea- ion. * * * Vern Law, now on Pittsburgh's disabled list, is another favorite target of Mays. He hit 15 off the Deacon and 12 each off Don Drysdale of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lew Burdette, now of the California Angels. Harvey Haddix, . John Podres and Bob Buhl each gave up 10. Mays has hit only ,ix off Sandy Koufax and only four off Robin Roberts, counting No. 5 of this season's total of eight. Cepeda said Herman Franks, Jiants' manager, "wanted to rade me badly," especially aft- r he had knee surgery in 1964. * * * "Franks told me to show what could do when I came to Dring training this year in good lape and anxious to work," said Cepeda. "I played in 1955 for Franks as a rookie, and now he wanted me to prove myself. "I realized that Willie McCovey or I had to go eventually. Franks said McCovey was a better first baseman than me and that's fiiat." The Giants said they traded Cepeda because they needed a left-handed pitcher and they hac a duplication at first bas witl McCovey there. Cepeda, a month ago, nearly came to the Cubs in a deal tha would have sent southpaw hur ler Dick Ellsworth to the Giants. * * * "Cepeda then wasn't availa ble to us on the terms the Card! nals obtained him," said Cub Vice President John Holland 'Horace Stoneham (Giants owner) just would not part with him at that time. But now somebody convinced Stoneham thai all tine Giants need to win the aennant is a top rated starting left-handed pitcher. And I guess they got him in Sadecki." Franks said in Pittsburgh that he rates Cepeda "a fine ball slayer and a good first baseman and I think he will help the Cardinals tremendously." Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst was elated with Sie trade. NEW YORK (AP) - Figuring 'he Majors: Matty Alou of Pittsburgh, the east publicized of the Alous, is eading his brothers in batting vith a .333 average. Felipe Alou of Atlanta has a .300 mark while Jesus of San Francisco is at .213. The Pirates obtained Matty from the Giants last winter. AI Dark, the new Kansas City manager, must be wondering what he has to do to get his players to hit one out of the park. In their first 20 games through Sunday, the last-place Athletics had a total of only one iiomer. It was hit by Larry Stahl, a pinch hitter, on April 28. Jim Lefebvre of the Los Angeles Dodgers is considerably ahead of his home run pace of 965 when he was named the National League's rookie-of-the- year. He had eight homers In Sonny Jackson, Houston's rookie shortstop, may threaten the National League stolen base supremacy of the Dodgers' Maury Wills. The latter, who has led the NL in each of the past six years, has eight steals this season. Jackson is the pacesetter with 11. PHILADELPHIA (AP) Veteran left-hander Johnny lis first 25 games this year. t season, Lefebvre did not hit homer No. 8 until his 106th ;ame on Aug. vith 12. 5. He finished COURIER NEWS T016DAY. MAT 10. ISM | PAOB EIGHT § illlllllllllllllNIIIIIIIUIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIli Podres of the Los Angelei Dodgers, who has been a National League pitcher for his entire 13-year major league career, is excited over the prospects of moving into the American League. And one big reason is that ha will be rejoining Detroit Tiger Manager Charley Dressen, whom Podres broke in under as rookie with the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers announced Monday they had traded Podres to the Tigers for an unnamed player and an undisclosed amount of cash. Podres has never played for any team but the Dodgers; first in Brooklyn and later in Los Angeles. In Detroit, Dressen said he )lans to get good mileage out of :he 33-year-old pitcher. Long baseball games are still onsiderably more frequent ban short ones. Only eight ames this season have been ompleted in less than two ours compared with 29 that ave taken more than three ours to finish. Ed Kranepool, the New York Mets' first baseman, has gone hitless in his last 24 times at bat covering eight games. His bat ting average has dwindled from .303 to .175. CMC? MAY 24, 1966 H&D SHOP Wholesale Bait & Tackle • Minnows • Gold Fish • Red Rin Shiners • Worms • Taffies • Crickets e Crawfish • Ice • Outboard Motor Oil & Gas • Hunting & Fishing Licenses Open 24 Hrs. on Weekend Ph. PO 3-1467 216 Laclede Blytheville, Ark. R. J. "Buddy" Donner, Manager Opportunity In Automotive And Form Tractor Parts Parts jobber needed for Blytheville area to distribute nationally known trade name Automotive and Farm Tractor Parts, supplied from the nation's 7th largest corporation. MOPAR by CHRYSLER This includes full line of ail parts for cars, trucks and farm tractors. Right person can secure franchise in this fast-growing business. For interview see Roy Brown, 5 P.M. to 9 P.M., Holiday Inn, Blytheville, Thursday May 12, or write to PO Box 4046, Memphis, Tennessee. 6ETAYAZOORIDER! 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