The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 23, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 23, 1966
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Champs Bust Three Records; Seminole is Fourth LITTLE ROCK (AP)- Three itate records fell in the 1966 Meet of Champions here Saturday. Pete Lenox of Camden cleared 14.8 in the pole vault, bettering Hie stale and met marks by eight indies. Gary Carter of Fayetteville, who placed second, also surpassed the mark With a !44'A leap. The 880-yard relay team from Little Rock Central knocked two-tenths of a second off the best time for tha even will a 1-28.5, and he third record was get by Crossett's Karl Salb with a 61-i'/4 toss in the shot put. An upset in the discus cost Salb a double for the day. Mike Maxwell of West Mem- phis became the only winner of two individual events, taking the 100-yard dash and the 220- yard dash. His 9.9 in the 100 was two-tenths above hi* best performance of .the year and also that much off the state mark. Chuck Jackson of Conway won the discus with a 160-2 throw, 17 feet off the meet mark. Salb's best of 156-8 was 10 feet less than an effort in the AA meet, in which Jackson was second to Salb. Central's Richard Polk finished a full half-second ahead of his crosstown foe, Dennis Berner of Little Rock Hall, with a 14-flat to the 120-yard high hurdles. Bryan Kellar of Fayetteville, the favorite in the high jump, cleared 6-2!£ to beat out Stv Forman of Cenral at 6-H1 Central, as expected, took the 440-yard relay, but North Little Rock was only two-tenths of a second back wih a 42.8. Only Central, North Little Rock and Russellville (last year) have run the event in under 43 seconds. Winners of other events, with their performance followed the record in parentheses. by Delbert Brooks of Central won the mile in 4:24 (4:21); Roy Duhart of Central the 440- dash in 48.9 (48.2); Berner of Hall the 180 low hurdles in 19.4 (18.8); Steve Pittman of Rus- sellvllle the 880-yard run In 1:57.9 (1:53.9) and Little Rock Hall the mile relay in 3:21.1 (3:20.9). * * * The Summary 100-yard dash: 1. Mike Maxwell, West Memphis, 9.9. 2. John Cuthbertson, Warren, 10.0. 3. Joe Ashcraft, Pine Bluff, 10.1. 4. Danny Pike, De Queen, 10.2. 5. Bill Nelson. Russellville, 105. 120-yard high hurdles 1. Richard Polk, Little Rock Central, 14.0. 2. Dennis Berner, Little Rock Hall, 145. 3. Harry Syler, Holly Grove, 14.6. 4 Doug Jennings, Eudora, 150. 5. Terry Lewallen, Bryant, 15.1. Central Golden, 440 - yard relay: 1. (Young, W a r r i ck, Brooks), 42.6. 1. North Lieele Rock, 42.8. 3. Hall, 43.2 4 Warren, 433 5 Russellville, 43 (Tied record by Central, 165). High jump 1. Bryan Kellar, Fayetteville, 6-2V4. 2. Steve Foreman, Central, 6-1%. 3. Larry Oswalt, Forrest City, 6-0. 4. Ernest Reams, Paris, 6-0. 5. Paul Kelly, Little Rock Catholic, 5-11. Discus: 1. Chuck Jackson, Conway, 160-2. 2. Karl Salb, Cro sett, 156-8. 3. Clayton Clay, Marion, 151-4. 4. Ronny Bennett, Osceola, 149-9. 5. Richard Jac- cuzzi, Hall, 140-2V4. Mile run—1. Delbert Brooks, Central, 4:24. 2. Bobby Pruitt, Beebe, 4:26.4. 3. Larry Brannon Central, 4:27.4. Del Bassinger, Smackover, 4:29. 5. Gary Me- Neal, Monticello, 4:29.2. 440-yard dash—1. Roy Duhart, Central, 48.9. 2. Marshall Davis, Helena - West Helena, 49.6. 3. Phil Moudy, Danville, 49.9 4 Bennett's Flip of Discus Not His Best LITTLE ROCK-Ron Bennett's toss of 149'5 in the Meet of Champions Saturday night, was not his best of the year. Even so, he finished fourth in the quality field. Bennett's best throw of the year was 153'8 the week before in the Class A state meet. Had he done that well here, he would've placed third in the Champs. * * « Howard Cissell said he was "not too dissatisfied" with the Seminole's show- ing. "We still have another year to work with him," the coach said. Burchon Walker of Dell in the mile run, and Carl Robinson of Wilson in the discus, both in the big meet by invitation, failed to score. The View from Here ED HAYES From 13.2 to 9.8 YOU, TOO, CAN BEAT 10 SECONDS IN THE 100-YARD : dash. : No, I'm not talking to you, Pops, I mean your son down there to junior high or the one who's a sophomore over there • in senior high even if his best time until now has been, say, • 13.2. i Howard Cissell, coach at Osceola, ran the 100 In 13.2 when i he was a sophomore at Wilson and running on the Bulldogs' : first track team in 1952. At Arkansas State College he busted the tape at 9.8. : "That's the fastest time I was ever clocked at," he said, ; "but I think I did better in pro football." ; In Canada there were a lot of young guys billed as 9.6 and ; 9.5 "ball bearing" ball bearers and Howard said he always managed to "keep up with 'em pretty well." * * * • The coach has no miracle formula to turn 13-second trudgers • Into 10-second swishers other than hard work, a desire to be better than average and, please'God, normal development. In other words, lads, each day eat three squares, drink ; eight glasses of liquid, use plenty of hot water and soap, gulp ! in all the fresh air you can get and sleep eight hours. : Nothing magic about that. It's the same thing they one* printed on the sides of corn flakes packages. : * * * If Howard knew something special he would've had more • than one sprinter on his team this year. Well, for that matter he •wouldn't even be at Oseeola. No disrespect to tha Seminolians: they just wouldn't be able to afford him. ' No, sir. He'd be on the staff at University of Southern California, getting fat pats on the back from John Wayne and Bing Crosby rather than from Melvin Lapsides and R. D. ' Mears, sifting offers from Ed Sullivan and Art Linkletter, : not Jack Eaton or Berl Olswanger, and spending an occa- I sional uplifting evening conversing with Cardinal Mclntyra i instead of chewing the rag with Father Rajmond. HASSELL McCAIN, OSCEOLA ASSISTANT FOOTBALL coach, doubles as Seminole golf coach. He might be the best golf coach around, too, he says modestly, because he has the only boy (Jimbo Chiles) who kerplunked a hole-in-one this year. * * * Homecoming Date BLYTHEVILLE HIGH HAS DESIGNATEDTHE FRIDAY night, Oct. 28 football game with McClellan as the Chickasaws' 1966 homecoming game. It's a trifle late in the year for nocturnal partying but they didn't have much of a selection. Only other home game in October is the 7th against Li'l Rock Hall and that's Notional Cotton Picking Contest Week. Anyway, Hall is not a conference event, McClellan is. The Chicks got stuck in McClellan'g homecoming last year, the favor is being returned. "The weather to Blytheville is still good around Halloween, isn't it?" asked Bob Williams, looking for assurance. Halloween 1958 was a horror but it was probably the best thing that could've happened to the Chickasaws that year as they won their very first Triple A league game. * * * •Hudgins Wants Job JERRY HUDGINS, AT LAST COUNT, HAD A 1-1 PITCH- ing record with Pittsfield (Mass.) in the Eastern League. In 13 innings the big feller has struck out 16 and has a good 2.11 ERA. His one loss was a 3-2 decision. Despite this good showing, Jerry is anxious to get back into coaching next school semester in Mississippi County. "I'm getting out of this game after this year." He said he's positive he could build a good program for some County school. Who wants a good program? Announcing ... Arcadia Restaurant South Highway 61 Under New Management —Serving Breakfast— tat Lunch** In Town —Supper— Open 5:30 A.M. to 9:30 P.M. 0770 WINS PRIZE Hooker Hood Does It Again Hooker Hood, expert stock car, track) but they banged into each pilot from Memphis, said: "I'lljother and both spun out just be back against next Sunday night." This wasn't exactly good news for the other drivers but fans- most of 'em—were sure to appreciate his words. Hooker did it again last night at Blytheville Speedway as he won the top prize of ?225 in the Class A feature. * * * Otto Scrape of Biytneville won $35 in the Class A slow heat. He had the outside position in the front row, jumped to the lead, spun out and then on the last lap roared home for the win. Billy Dunn won the A fast leat. In this one, Hooker was railing Tommy Hollis of West Memphis (a newcomer to the before the finish. Then Dunn sped ahead. * + * Buford Ward in his six cylinder Hudson won the Class C feature worth $100. Larry Barnum and Eurbie Hays of Portageville won ?25 each for taking firsts in the C prelim heats. In the Class A feature, Hood led all the way. Hollis pushed him but couldn't overtake the veteran. Scrape was fifth. * * * Winners of the races last night were also awarded trophies. There's a powder puff race next week for women. Fern drivers are instructed to register at the ticket office before 7:30. RECORD SPIED POTENTIAL 500 Field Ready INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — A field of 26 veterans and seven ookies, all but one in Grand Tix-style rear-engine cars, will arry a record speed potential nto the Golden Anniversary 500- mile race May 30 at the old Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two weekends of 10-mile qual- fying runs, in which seven cars crashed into the concrete retaining wall, ended at dusk Sunday with a field averaging 160.251 miles per hour. The average was more than live m.p.h. slower than the qualifying record of 165.899 set by Mario Andretti, the U.S. Auto Club champion, on opening day May 14. Jimmy Clark of Scotland, last year's winner, was the only qualifier fa the same class with Andretti, 164.144 on the same day. * * * Clark set the race record of 150.686 and that evidently wouldn't be nearly good enough this year. No drivers were injured on the second weekend of trials. Chuck Rodee of Indianapolis was killed a week ago Saturday, bringing the total of fatalities at the Speedway to 57 since the track opened in 1909. The top flight cars were exhausted Saturday, when A! Unser of Albuquerque, N.M., whose brother Jerry was killed at the Speedway in 1958, had the best speed of 162.272 to a new Lotus-Ford. The best performance in the final session Sunday was 159.144 rookie Larry Dickson, Marietta, Ohio, in a Halibrand-Ford. Ronnie Duman, 34, of Dearborn, Mich., badly burned to the 1964 Indianapolis pile-up that killed Eddie Sachs and Dave MacDonald, was the only other driver who made the line-up in U-.J last runs. He did 158.646 to an Eisert-Ford. * * * The Dickson and Duman runs eliminated rookies Art Pollard, Medford, Ore., and Dick Atkins, Hayward, Calif., who had won tentative starting spots at slower speeds. Other first time starters beside Dickson will be Jackie Sewart of Scotland, winner of the Monaco Grand Prix Sunday; former world champion Graham Hill of England, third at Monaco; Carl Williams, Kansas City, Mo.; Mel Kenyon, Davenport, Iowa; Cale Yarborough, Charlotte, N.C., otock car ace, and Gary Congdon, Garden Grove, Calif. Rookie Greg Weld of Kansas City washed out two cars in hurt. One was an entry by former 500 winner Jim Rathmann of Miami, and the other the last of the cars powered by the hard-luck supercharged Novi V- Duke Resigns MENA, Ark. (AP)-Duke Wells Jr., head football coach at Mena High School, has resigned to return to graduate school, Supt. Curtis Easley said Sunday. State Teachers Get Eliminated ARDMORE, Okla. (AP) — Arkansas State Teachers College, winner of an opening round game in the Region 2 NAIA baseball playoffs, dropped two games Saturday and was eliminated from the tournament. New Mexico Highlands scored on a wild pitch in the 10th inning to edge Tarleton State of Texas 4-3 for the regional title. Tom Reynolds held ASTC to four hits as New Mexico Highlands won 6-4, then Tarleton State topped the Bears 9-4 to move into the finals. Vaulter Honored LITTLE ROCK (AP) Pete Lenox, a Camden pole vaulter who has bettered the state high school pole vault record of 14 feet by R 1 A inches, has been voted the April winner of the Meyer Foundation Award for Excellence in Athletics. Harding's distance runner, Jim Crawford, was second in the balloting by 10 Arkansas sportswriters. George Eriquezzo of Southern State finished third and shot putter Karl Salb of Crossett High School was fourth. Jr Hi Conference ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Ron Chesser of Hot Springs has been elected chairman of the new Southwestern Junior High School Conference which was formed here Saturday. Glen Babb of El Dorado was elected vice president of the league which will include six junior high schools in Hot Springs. Texarkana and El Dorado. CMC? MAY 24, 1966 MEDI-PAK ENROLLMENT ENDSJUNE20 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 6th & Gaines / Little Rock, Ark. 72203 Send me your FREE FOLDER explaining how MEDI-PAK works with Medicare to give the most complete health protection plan ever offered. NAME ADDRESS. CITY ARKANSAS DAVID STRIKES AGAIN His Second Ace at BCC It was a beautiful day at Blytheville Country Club yesterday. Among the happenings were a hole-in-one, and a mother-son team tying for first place to the Scotch Foursome. Eddie B. David nailed the ace —his second in two years. Sunday's great shot was made on No. 17, a 156-yarder with a three-iron. Accompanying him were Harry W. Haines, Lloyd Stickmon and son, Jr. 4. Mrs. E. B. Gee Sr., and E. B. Gee, Jr., tied for first place with the team of Mrs. G. 0. Poetz and Chuck Langston Jr., both teams arriving with 43 in the Foursome. In third place were Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dunlap with 44. . Consolation prize was taken by Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tompkins. Prizes were awarded last night Jimmy Steven- at the Club, pro Bob Boyd pre- i siding. David hit the ball 160 yards to a pin .that was well hidden behind a sand trap. Last year he landed his hole-in-one on No. Mrs. Sam Black served as chairman of the Scotch Foursome for the Ladies Golf Association. ALMOST UNNOTICED Sikes Closes In By HAROLD V. RATLIFF Associated Press Sports Writer FORT WORTH, Tex, (AP) Are the foreigners taking over in American golf? It sure seemed like it after Bruce Devlin won the $110,000 Colonial National Invitation Sunday with an even par 280 for 72 holes. Devlin was the third foreigner to win in the last four tournaments on the tour which now moves to Oklahoma City. Roberto de Vicenz f Argen- ina took the Dallas Open and Harold Henning of South Africa triumphed in the Texas Open at San Antonio. Devlin, the lanky blond from piiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiH 1 COURIER NEWS I Monday, May 23, 19ftJ I PAGE EIGHT g illlllllllllllllNllllllllllnilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllli Australia, ran up such a low score in the first three rounds of the Colonial that he could take a five-over-par 75 on the final day and still win by a stroke. * * * R. H. Sikes was five strokes behind starting the final round but was scarcely noticed as the fans concentrated on Gene Littler, three strokes back, as the player mos likely to dislodge Devlin from the lead. But Littler blew his chances with a triple bogey on the ninh o when he was in the water twice. Attention then turned on Al Geiberger, Tony Lema and Sikes. Devlin, fighting intense heat and pressure, took a double bogey on 10 and a bogey on 15 when he was to a creek each time. Geiberger drew ithin a shot of Devlin at 15 but he killed his opportunity with a bogey on 18 where he three-putted. Lema got within two strokes but barely missed on putts on the five finishing holes. Fred Jackson, Loanokt, 89:J. I Joe Ashcraft, Pine Bluff 50.4. .,, 880-yard relay - 1. Central (Young, Warrick, Golden, Brooks), 1:28.5. 2. Little Roqk Hall 1'28.9.3. North Little Rock 1:29.1. 4. Warren, 1:30.6. 5. Eli, dora, 1:31.6 (record, old record 1:287). _ - ; 180-yard low hurdles—1. Dennis Berner, Hall, 19.4. 2. Harry Svlar, Holly Grove. 19.7. 3 Mika Fields, Stamps, 20.1 4 Willie Parker, Carlisle, 20.5. 5. Tommy Harris, Camden, 20.9. 220-yard dash-1. Mike Maxwell, West Memphis, 22.2. J, John Cuthberson, Warren, 22.3; 3., Mike Abbiatti, Fayetteville, 22.4. 4 Tommy Sanchez. Rusi sellville, 22.8. 5. Dennis Berner, Hall, 230. Pole vault - 1. Pete Lenox, Camden, 14.8. 2. Gary Carter, Fayetteville, 14-W. 3. Robert Andrews, Hall, 13.8. 4. Bill Sorrels, Atkins, 13-0 5. Don Hendrickson, Conway, 12.9 (Old record 14.0). Long jump - 1. John Wayne RON BENNETT Cunningham, Des Arc, 21-11, 1 Bill Nelson, Russellville, 21-Ott. 3. Keith Golden, Central, 20- llVt. 4. Steve Hughes, Hall, 25. 5. Gus Mooney, Little Rock Catholic, 20-0%. Shot put—1. Karl Salb, Crossett, 61-lVi. 2. Chuck Jackson, Conway, 55-10H.3. Bob Warren, lentral, 52-5Vi.4. Clayton Clay, Marion, 50-Hi 5. Tracy Love, Clarksville, 49-10%. (Record, old re'cord 60-5%). 880-yard run — 1. Steve Pitt- lan, Russellville. 1:57.9. 2. lint Saxton, Hall, 1:58.0. 3. Sid Smith, Conway, 1:58.4. 4. Fred Hearnsberger, Fordyce, 1:58.5. 5. Junior Stokes, Dierks, 1:58.7. Mile relay—1. Hall (Robinson, Ball, Thompson, Osam), 3:21.1. 2. 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