The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 13, 1966 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 13, 1966
Page 11
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BJythwflto (Art.) Courier New* - frlday, May tt) — ftfre' DOUBLES — Johnny White and Dort Page were'winners of the doubles event in the eighth annual Mississipp iCounty Bowling Association championship tournament this year. White, incidentally, paired with Bert Williams last year to grab the same trophy. John Hathaway and Carl Ray were winners in the scratch division, nipping Page and White by one pin. ........ ........ ....... „.., .m.mmiuii imiuMUmtltltllllMltlll itlllUHIi •PPilllllMPPilwIWnn™^^ CHICKASAW IS JUMPER CONWAY-Class AAA's ' . state track meet is scheduled to be run here tonight on the Arkansas State Teachers course. Blytheville High's only entry is senior broad-jumper Bruce Bateman who qualified by placing second in the Eastern Regional last week. Boys who finished ' first and second in the meet tonight quality for the Meet of Champions at Quigley Stadium in Little Rock, May .21. New Breed Yawning By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Figuring the Majors: Is the new breed losing interest in the Mets? New York's National League baseball team is 15 per cent behind last season in home attendance at Shea Stadium. They've drawn 198,472 spectators in 10 home appearances this year compared to 234,811 in the same number of dales in 1965. Dick Groat must feel stronger in a Philadelphia uniform. His homer off Don Dvysdale in Thursday night's 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers was liis second in 23 games for the Phils. Groat did not hit a homer in 153 games for St. Louis last season and had only one in 161 games the year before. The Phils obtained him in a trade last winter. The Kansas City A's have hit only two homere in 23 games and outfielder Larry Stahl has both, the first April 28 against Detroit and the second Wednesday night against Boston. The Red Sox have lost all five of the extra-inning games they've played. They have been beaten 5-4 by Baltimore in 13 innings, 8-,7 by Cleveland in 12, 3-2 by the Indians in 10 and twice by Kansas City in 10 innings, 3-2 and 6-5. Tito Fuentes, San Francisco second baseman, has had 13 hits in his last 27 times at bat, a .481 pace, and lifted bis batting av erage from .206 to .328. He had three singles i n Thursday night's game against Pittsburgh. New Tees Ready Sinks Ace At Manila MANILA - Pete Ballard of Manila sank a hole-in-one recently on the No. 6 par-three hole at Big Lake Country Club. He used a five iron. Ballard was in a foursome with Nelson Henry, Dr. Wayne Taylor and J. 0. Edwards. The new nine tees being installed on the courts sthould be ready in a few weeks, according to pro Earl Mitchell. "And our new 18-hole putting green ought to be ready around July the 15th. It's being sprigged right now." Annual four-ball tournament at Big Lake is Aug. 13-14. There are some other club tournaments upcoming before that, however. Dream Tennis Duel Approaching TURIN, Italy (AP) - Two of the best women tennis players in the world may be paired against each other Saturday when the United States meets Great Britain in the semifinals of Ihe Federation Cup tourna- This would pit Mrs. Billie Jean Moffitt King of Long Beach, Calif., the top-ranking woman player in the United States, against Mrs. Anne Hay- Baseball: Moving In Right Direction if' Garland Gregory Assistant- Prof EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) Garland Gregory, who announced his resignation as head football coach and athletic di : rector at El Dorado High School last month, has been appointed an assistant professor at Louisiana Tech. Gregory will be in Tech's health and physical education department. Gregory was head coach at El Dorado for 12 years and is a Louisiana Tech graduate. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy don Jones of Britain, the recent winner of the Italian champion ship. Mrs. King led the second seeded U.S. team to a 2-1 victo ry over France in Thursday's quarter-finals to qualify for the round of four. Mrs. Jones similarly led the third-seeded British lassies to a 3-0 sweep over Czechoslovakia for the right to play the Americans. ' * * * In the other bracket top-seeded Australia eliminated Holland 2-1 and fourth-seeded West Ger many downed Italy by the same score. Australia and West Germany meet in Saturdays other semifinal. The championship final in this feminine version of the Davis Cup competition is schedule! Sunday. Today is an open date No Hit and No Arm But Watch Him Fly! NEW YORK (AP) -Sonny Jackson can't hit with power. His arm is no rifle. But he can run so fast that the railbirds already are tapping him as the man to beat in the Rookie of the Year race. Speed is the name of the' game for Jackson and the Houston Astros, who have such other fly boys as Joe Morgan, Jim Wynn and Lee Maye in the barn. When Jackson stole 52 bases or Oklahoma City last year, the keptics nodded their heads and aid, "Wait until he tries to run gainst those big league catch- rs." Well, Jackson has been on the cene for 27 games. He has 11 toleh bases, only one less than a fellow by the name of Maury Wills of the Los Angeles Dodgers. • •• • (Last of a series.) By MURRAY OLDERMAN LOS ANGELES, Calif. - .(NBA) - The Los Angeles Dodgers draw two and a half million people into their Chavez Ravine diggings. The Chicago Cubs for instance, attract one-fourth that number. So do teams in Boston, Kansas City and Washington. Walter 6'Malley, the president of the Dodgers, put a cigar in his holder and puffed contentedly. But didn't the imbalance bother him?' * * * "In the 20-odd years that I've devoted almost all of my time to baseball," he said, "the graph line has. been in an upward direction. Very markedy so. I don't know of anybody begging to get out." But aren't there symptoms that pro football is • outstripping it? For instance, the networks pay tremendous sums to foot-ball, while baseball almost had to beg to put across its package deal. "I would say those are observations of people who have become a little bit' older, a little bit sicker and a little bit tired of writing and asking questions about sports." * * * What steps do you think baseball should take to preserve its popularity? "I think baseball is moving in the right direction. It presents a clean sport, free of scandal, with an opportunity for team records GOOSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE General Auto Repairs Welding • Tractor Tires Flats • Vulcanizing Tube Ucpair • Valve Stem LAWNMOWEB REPAIR FREE PICKUP & DELIVERY 1000 N. 6th PO 3-9734 Rear Strickland's Grocery GYM-DANDY Play Ground Equipment • SWINGS • SLIDES • CLIMBING TOWERS • MERRY-GO- ROUND AT LAD & LASSIE EAST MAIN ST. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE C*. 1420 CnlOD AT* PbODC 274-4*00 liKDpU* *. 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Champagne Tony Lema, who said he had "probably the best round I've played in six months," joined Nicklaus in the cluster at the top along with Bob Goalby, Frank Beard and Charles Coody. and Individual records. The public is able to know each player by his number and hll appearance. There is no confusion. Baseball is an intimate game from a viewing standpoint and from a participant standpoint. We don't have a two-platoon system in effect." Don't you think baseball could speed up its game? "I've been listening to that line of chatter for about 20 years and 99 per cent of it comes from newspaper writers and sports commentators who get a little bit bored and want to get home early. I haven't found the fans agreeing with them. If the game is a good game, they want to see it played to a conclusion, even if it takes an extra 10 min. utes." . * * * Do you do anything different in Los Angeles about the presentation of your sport to the public? "Of course, we do. In the first place we've made it a convenient place for the public to see a game. We've provided 16,000 parking slots as against 800 that we had bumper to bumper in Ebbets Field. Bear in mind Ebbets Field was built before the automobile, which goes back to the trolley dodgers. . "We've built a modern stadium with sanitary, comfortable and numerous restrooms which are very important. We've provided eating facilities. These are the things the public wants today; Have you in your entire experience in sports ever heard of anybody spending $2 million to landscape a sports arena? Well, mark it. down. That's what we spent. It's like a park." * * * And in doing all this, haven't you indulged your ego, too? MISSCO House Movers PHONE PO 3-6726 PO 3-7882 PO 3-4186 For Free Estimate Blytheville, Ark. PLYMOUTH nvMWN \ MOnMI CORPORATION Announcing Plymouth Fuiy Silver Special Success Sale! .••• ... We've made a good thing better. Now, the Silver Special the same special car at the same special price *$ available in 5 c~ r And you ttill g»t th'n big packag* of mtra* ai itcmdqrd M(u!pmenti '"if A, • whitewalls • deluxe upper doer moldings '&/«««. • special wheel covers e blue, all-vinyl Interior "* «(& Uu Sw your Plymouth D«al«r for tpxtol tuy» inaUitim en all'M Pl/mouthi. Uiilur. 'i' P/i//nou//J,..agreatcarbyChryslcrCorporation. r 61" Motor Co,, • Highwoy 61, North 'I doubt that. I don't think the owner of a baseball club puts one fan in the ball park. The people come to the park to see Maury Wills steal a base; they want to see Koufax pitch a no-hitler; they want to see Fairly or Rosboro hit a home run;, they want to see a colorful player like . Jim Lefebvre, whether he'll make good at third base. "We know he will, but the public wants to form its own opinion. These are the things that put the people in the park. The owner is a midget—as a matter of fact, more frequently negative than positive. 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