The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 27, 1966
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D/XON /N FOR EAGLE BHS Staff Full By ED HAYES Sports Editor Blytheville High's coach- Ing staff was completed for the 1966-67 sesaons this week with the hiring of James Dixon as assistant basketball and football coach. Dixon, 23, has been head coach at Armorel the past two seasons. He was selected from a list of "outstanding young applicants." He turned down an assistantship at Henderson State Teachers College to take the position. » * * Here, then, is the lineup for next school year: Bob Williams, head football coach; Dwight Williams, head basketball coach; Bill •McFarland B team football coach and head track coach; Alan Stolt, assistant in football and track; and Dixon, B basketball coach and assistant in football and track. Dixon replaces Charley Eagle who is the new head basketball coach at Trumann. In Junior High, Jack Goodman is football coach and Fred Mitchell is the has- etball head man. * * * Dixon is from Willisville In south Arkansas. He's played under Wylie Staggs, JIM DIXON one of the leading coaches in that part of the state. Dixon atended Henderson State. He played freshman football and basketball and letttered four years in baseball. It was his interest in and knowledge of all spoils that clinched the job for him. ¥ * * His Armorel Tigers played Blytheville's B basketball club several times the last two years and it was this association that brought him to the attention of the Blytheville staff. The Blytheville coaches were impressed with the discipline he had instilled in his boys and the respect the players held for him. Dixon, married to the former Margaret Lawrence of Armorel, he is currently helping Dwight Williams with the American Legion baseball team. "He's a good, conscientious worker," Williams commented. "He should fit into our over-all high school program real well. His enthusiasm for all sports is tremendous." The new Chickasaw coach was asked if he felt he could handle the football duties. "I KNOW I can," he snapped. NO ROOM AT THE INN — On Memorial Day, the Indianapolis Speedway is packed for the annual 500 race. This year is the 50th anniversary for the event 'Gents, Start Your Engines' Crowds Get Bigger and Bigger By BOB COLLINS INDIANAPOLIS - (NBA) —Every year the two largest sports crowds in America gather in Indianapolis. One, naturally, is the mob that pours into the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the annual 500-mile race. There will be nearly 250,000 citizens on hand for the 50th running May 30. ; But the biggest-by far- Will be the "estimated" crowd for this year's race. With clear weather, fast typewriters and some good luck estimates should be able to top the actual attendance by at least 100,000. * * * Total attendance for the race is a secret between the Speedway management and Internal Revenue. The Speedway adds a few more seats every year. Seating capacity now is near 190,000. And it would be no trouble at all to pack another 60,000 around the turns of the two and one-half mile track. However, Speedway crowd estimators, a brave and dar- ing lot, broke the 300,000 harried for.the first time last year, settling on 325,000. With any luck at all, we should crash over the 400,000 mark in about three years. New Yorkers brag that that their city contains more Jews than Israel, more Irishmen than Dublin and more Italians than Rome. Well, as you see, Hoosiers can come up with some staggering statistics for Memorial .Day. Jimmy Clark First RBI Wins the Game By BEN OLAN NEW YORK (AP) - Figuring the Majors: The switch from Milwaukee to Atlanta hasn't done much for Eddie Mathews, the Braves' veteran third baseman, He's batting only .184 after 37 games with two homers and 10 runs batted in. Bob Barton's sacrifice fly that drove in the winning run in the 14th inning and gave San Fran- eitoo's Juan Marichal a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia Thursday was the .rookie catcher's flrst sacrifice fly and tort RBI' of the year. San Francisco has been in volyed in the National League's three longest games of the year and won each. The Giants beat the New York Mets 5-4 in 17 innings on May 13, Pittsburgh 2-1 in 15 innings May 10 and Philadelphia 1-0 in 14 Thursday. Joe Adcock, the veteran, 230- pound first baseman, is carrying his weight for the California Angels. He's hitting .327 with 17 hits in 52 times at bat.With four doubles, four homers and one Iriple, more than half of his hits have been (or extra bases. ' An Indianapolis 500 is a great spectacle, though. The crowd arrives the day before, swings all night, then races into the sprawling infield when the gates open at 5 a.m. When Speedway president Tony Hulman steps to the microphone at exactly 11 a.m. and says, "Gentlemen, start your engines," some of the spectators couldn't find an engine if they were sitting on it. The start of the 500-mile race is one of the most thrilling sights in sport. When the pace car pulls off the track, 33 cars, cutting loose with an almost unbearable roar, race full throttle toward the first turn. The immediate though of any first- time observer is that there is no way they can make it. * * * Even drivers admit that it is a frightening experience. Men in the middle of the pack say that dust and exhaust smoke nearly blinds them and they steer mostly by instinct. Suction from the powerful, 500-horsepower engines is so great, that racers in the rear actually are pulled through the first turn by the cars in front. It's a tough way to turn a dollar. And the obvious question is, 'why do they do it?" * + + Would you believe money? The total purse for the 1965 race was $628,399. This year it will be higher. Winner Jimniy Clark earned $166,621 for his three hours and 19 minutes on the track. Drivers race for a percentage of the car's earnings, usually between 40 and 60 per cent. So it is safe to say that Jimmy took around 80 grand home to his sheep farm in Scotland. And the pay is good all the way down the line. Jim Hurtubise who placed 33d and traveled only one of the 200 laps, was awarded $8,626. He must belong to a good union. Pony to Present Preview, 6:30 There's a treat in store for Blytheville Pony League baseball fans tonight at Light Brigade Field. There's a 1966 preview doubleheader lined up at 4:30. The lineup: Rams vs, Wings, with Bears vs. Tigers in the second half. Both are practice games in preparation for beginning of 'the official league season which is to get underway May 30. PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Greenwood and Fort Smith St. Anne's, which are about 12 miles apart, travel to Pine Bluff Saturday to decide the championship. The title game was originally MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L- Pet. G.B. San Fran. .. Houston Los Angeles Pittsburgh ., Cincinnati _ Philadel. .... Atlanta .-.. St. Louis ..New York .. Chicago 27 23 23 20 18 18 » 16 13 10 .659 .575 .575 .541 .514 .500 .452 .444 .419 .278 9 Thursday's Results San Francisco 1, Philadelphia 0,14 innings St. Louis 3, Chicago 8 Pittsburgh 3, Houston 2 Only games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia at San Francisco, N New York at Los Angeles, N Pittsburgh at Houston, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Atlanta at Chicago Saturday's Games Atlanta at Chicago Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Pittsburgh at Houston 2, day- night New York-at Los Angeles, N Philadelphia at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Cleveland ... 25 10 .714 Detroit 21 15 .583 .4^4 Baltimore ~ 21 15 .583 4% California ... 19 18 .514 7 Minnesota _. 17 17 .500 714 Chicago 16 19 .457 9 New York ... 16 20 .444 9% Washington . 16 21 .432 10 Boston 15 22 .405 11 Kansas City . 13 22 .371 12 Thursday's Results Boston 7, Minnesota 2 Baltimore 7, Chicago 1 Cleveland 8, Detroit 4 Only games scheduled Today's Games Minnesota at Cleveland, N California at Detroit, N Chicago at New York, N . Baltimore at Kansas City, N Boston at Washington, N Saturday's Games Baltimore at Kansas City, N California at Detroit, N Minnesota at Cleveland Boston at Washington Chicago at New York, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE Thursday's Results Austin 9, Albuquerque 2 El Paso 4, Amarillo 0 ARKANSAS 3, Dallas-Fort Worth 2 STANDINGS W. L. Pet; G.B. Amarillo 2514 .641 ARKANSAS .... 21 17.553 3>4 El Paso 1917.628 4^ Albuquerque .... 20 19 .513 5 Dallas-FW 1522 .405 9 Austin 1223.43411 Friday's Games Albuquerque at ARKANSAS Austin at Amarillo El Paso at Dallas-FortWorth 2 INTERNATIONAL Buffalo 6, Rochester 1 Richmond 8, Columbus 2 Syracuse 10, Toronto 4 Toledo at Jacksonville, postponed, rain Piece lOf Mind Sports Editor! This letter is from a boxer on the Blytheville boxing team. To some people those words sound juvenile and corruptive, but any boy that's boxed on Saturday night at Legion Arena knows different. At one time there were 175 boys working together as a team. Some were white and some were colored but we worked together as a team should. You don't know how !t is to be in the ring on Saturday night and be announced as a member of the team. It gives you a feeling of assurance and then you fight your heart out for everyone in the Arena. It makes you want to be a responsible member of the Blytheville society, working for a better boxing team and a better town. We're proud of the name Blytheville especially when we fight out of town. A group of boys working hard to obtain a good name is always something to write about but now all we can do is write about it because we no longer have a place to box! But we're still looking for a new "home" and won't stop until we're in the ring again. BLYTHEVILLE BOXER (Name Withheld) St. Anne's, Greenwood in Saturday Finale Four Teams Tied In J'boro Pro-Am JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Four teams battle today to break a tie for first in the J. W. Buzick Sr. Memorial Pro- Am Golf Tournament at Jones- bora. Tied with 65s after Thursday's first round were, with the professional listed first: Bill Zimmerebner and Ed Harris of North Little Rock; Sam Reynolds and Jim Morris of Springfield, Mo.; Dutch Harrison of St. Louis and Barney Osment of Jonesboro; and John Cook ef Minneapolis and Curtis Person of Memphis. One stroke back were R. H. Sikes, a top Professional Golf Association tour money winner Ireekmore Jr. of Fort Smith. Howard Williams of Tusca- oosa, Ala., and John Buzick of Jonesboro had a 67. The pro-am ends today and :he amateur event continues ihrough Sunday. PACIFIC COAST Portland at Seattle, postponed, rain Spokane 2, Vancouver 0 Tulsa 4, San Diego 3 Oklahoma City 8, Denver 8, called 9 innings, travel curfew Phoenix 7 Tacoma 5, 12 innings Indianapolis 21, Hawaii 2 Major THURSDAY'S STARS B yTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Juan Marichal, Giants, pitched his second straight shutout and fourth of the season, beating Philadelphia 1-0 in 14 innings. He has allowed only one run in the last 42 innings and shows an earned run average of 0.59. BATTING — Sam Bowens, Moles, drove in four runs with hree singles and a double as ialtimore defeated Chicago 7-1. He also stole a base. ^iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COURIER NEWS | &{>(!> MB MAT V, MM MOB (IOHT Trovs Salvage Series Final ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) — The Arkansas Travelers moved to within 3H games of league- leading Amarillo by beating Dallas-Fort Worth 3-2 in Texas League baseball here Thursday night. Arkansas salvaged the final of the four-game series by scoring three unearned runs, set up by Von McDaniel's error. John Kindl drove in two of the runs with a double, and Bert Zeller pushed across the third with another double. Brian Sinnott held the Spurs to six hits. In other Texas League games, El Paso beat Amariilo 4-0 on the four-hit pitching of turned a 15-hit attack into a 9-2 victory over Albuquerque. In tonight's games, El Paso plays a doubleheader at Dallas- Fort Worth, Albuquerque is at Arkansas and Austin at Amarillo. Arkansas 000 003 000 3 8 0 Dallas 020 000 000 281 Sinnott and Zeller; Meyers, Lance (8) Norman (7) Cook (9) and Felske. W-Sinnott, 52., L—Meyers, 1-1. Hull Is MVP MONTREAL (AP) - Bobby Hull is the National Hockey Hague's Most Valuable Player or the second straight year, but IB has a long way to go to equal he number of Hart Trophies won by Detroit's Gordie Howe. scheduled for tonight, but it was delayed 24 hours because St. Anne's graduation ceremonies are tonight. Greenwood scored all its runs in the second inning to defeat Hills 8-5 and St. Anne's tied the game with Bay In the lait Inning and won it 7-3 with four runs in the first extra inning. Greenwood's Wes McDamel was hit by a pitch twice in the second inning and he scored twice, also. . Td like a fifth of Early Times" "'How about a Quart?" "How much is a Quart?" "Only *6.70" "OnlyJ670r "OnlY $6.70" Isn't that very low?" "Shhh. Just for you." Budgets Are for Keeping And you eon keep within your budget by checking th* display and classified ads. You will find many bargains in food, clothing, furniture, hardware and etc. to help you balance your budget. Your local merchants hove many value priced items. Check their ads tor the item* that you neea*. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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