The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 2, 1966
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SMITH RETURNS TO BUCS Coach Resigns at Goz After getting released from his contract at Luxora, J. A. Smith stated: "1 feel like I'm coming home." He spoke the words a little after 11 yesterday morning in the office of J. W. ttea, superintendant at Gosnell HiP.h. * *' * Smith has been hired to head tin football program at Gosnell next season. Rehired wo lid be the more appropriate word because Smith has! the program six years ago, back when the Pirates still competed in Class B. Gosnell is a Class A school now. * * * After leaving Gosnell, Smith coached one year at Shawnee and has been at Luxora the past four years. His new duties include senior high football and track, and lending a hand to Quitman Sullins during basketball time. Smith replaces Bill Belue who has taken a job with American Greetings in Osceola. Belue, from Earle, said he The View iron Here ED HAYES * * * Character HE PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL. NOT ONE OF the glamorous positions. He labored in the line last year. He also had a brief career as an amateur heavyweight boxer. Now Jimmy Coleman, who graduated from Blytheville High a week ago, wants to follow a different kind of life: he ieels the call to the ministry. I always felt there was something special about this kid's character. * * * Greetings! BILL BELUE OF-GOSNELL IS THE LATEST COACH TO leave th'e profession and take a position with American Greetings in Osceola. Before him were Don Watson who coached at Osceola ... and Bobby Tarrant who was at Osceola and Wilson. . Belue, who calls the AG offer a chance of a lifetime opportunity (in another story on this page) is scheduled to work in planning and scheduling. Also with .the firm is Dean Wagner, a factory supervisor. Diz, a former minor leaguer, is with the Osceola Indians this season. He can play any position. * * * Watson, who turned his back on coaching almost two years ago, has no regrets. The American Greetings people don't have any, either. They have just promoted him to personnel manager. Manly EVIDENTLY I OVERLOOKED TWO BOYS WHEN 1 listed the power hitters on the Blytheville Legion team. Bruce Bateman and Stan Williams, who figured to be more important to the Dud Casons with their gloves, each lost a ball over the fence at Marianna Tuesday night. "They really put the wood to it," said an eyewitness. "Both balls would've cleared the fence in Blytheville, too." The DC boys have a manly test here Saturday night against Coca-Cola of Memphis. Tickets NOTE TO DAVID SKAGGS (HE'S BEEN FEVERISHLY marking time) and all others who want to buy tickets to the major all-star game in St. Louis, July 12. They.cost ?6.each, limit of four to a customer, with a 75-cent postage and handling .charge for each order. Enclose a big envelope for a return with your check or money order, payable to St. Louis Cardinal Agent, and mail to All-Star Ticket Office, Box 8828, St. Louis, Mo. BUT—don't mail it UNTIL June 3. Portmarks before that, they say, will be discarded. If you wait until after June 3rd, you stand a chance of missing out. Thus, if you want four tickets, the cost is $24.75. Bitter A FEW DAYS AGO IN MEMPHIS, DRIVING DOWN Calhoun, a street I had been on before, I turned into an unimpressive-looking service station, one I had never noticed before, the kind you overlook unless you're desperate. After evidently checking the license plate, the attendant asked: "Are you from Blytheville?" Then: "The coldest day I ever spent in my life was in Blytheville ... at a football game between Blytheville and Forrest City." Then he gave me his version of the controversial contest, the incident of the frozen field and the tennis shoes the Chickasaws wore. But he blamed the cessation of athletic relations between the Chickasaws and the Mustangs on the game officials. All this took place about 20 years ago. I've been hearing about it for 10 years. Maybe some time I'll hear two persons who agree on what happened on the icy gridiron that bitter day. It's a Homer for Mays, No Matter How You Knock It regretted leaving the coaching profession but "this is the chance of a lifetime." Belue was at Gosnell Junior High four years and was promoted to the head job on the senior level last season when Carvil Trammel went into administration at Tuckerman. * * * Herbert Smith, superin- tendant at Luxora, released Coach Smith so that he might take the Gosnell post. Smitty coached both basketball and football for the Panthers. BATTING LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (85 at bats) - Mota, 'ittsburgh, .368; Alou, Pitts- mrgh, .331. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 37; Hart, San Francisco, 35. Runs batted in — Aaron, At- anta, 36; Mays, San Francis•o, and Flood, St. Louis, 32. Hits -Alou, Atlanta, 63; Hart !an Francisco 56. Doubles — Alou, Atlanta, and Johnson, Los Angeles, 11. Triples — Alou, Pittsburgh, 7; tlcCarver, St. Louis, 5. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 17; Torre, Atlanta, and Hart, San Francisco, 13. Stolen bases — Wills, Los An- - i lexas ijeague ua&cuau YIV.I.UIJ geles, 22; Jackson, Houston, 16.j flVer DaIlas . Fort Worth Wedn es- ATLANTA (AP) - Willie Mays has moved a notch closer to third place on the all-time home run list, but another famous slugger doesn't think the San Francisco belter deserves his latest homer. "Mack Jones or I should have caught the ball," Atlanta's Henry Aaron said of Mays' first-inning blast Wednesday night. The fleet Giant turned ttie hit into an inside-the-park home run that ignited San Francisco'* 4-3 conquest of the Braves. * * * . "Mack got his glove on the ball, but we ran Into each other ud the ball popped out," Aaron said. "Then when I tried to pick it up after it hit the center fielt fence I grabbed a handful o cinders with the ball and dropped it. "By then Willie was on his way, but if I had not dropped i I could have held him to a tri pie," * * * Mays slid home just ahead o the throw to the plate and was given his l2Ki home run of the season by the official scorer the 517th of his career. He needs just four more to tie Ted Wil liams for third on ths home run chart 1 (. Koufax Dodges 'Hex' In St. Louis Sandy: This Is My Best' .... _ ~. it __J /"'laiuJa Ttiktt: ST. LOUIS (AP) - Sandy Koufax does not mind putting the hex on Juan Marichal and he gets paid for doing it to opposing hitters, but you won't find him jinxing himself. "Sure Marichal has a chance to win 30," he laughed after blanking the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 Wednesday night to stay one victory behind the San Francisco hurler. But asked about his own BILL BELUE HR,Single Sen3 Trays LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Ar- „„„„ t . , , K *t««'«Uf> average 10 I.TO ' chances, dandy Sandy only reminded writers about last year. 'You asked me then about Don Drysdale and myself and I gave you an answer," he said. "Then Don and I couldn't win a game for weeks." But answer or not, Koufax is off to a better start at 9-1 than last season when he finished at 26-8. He did not win his ninth game last season until June 12. Koufax, who along with Marichal got off to a late start this year because of contract problems, indicated the best still is yet to come. "This is the best I've thrown all year," he said after allowing the Cardinals only seven hits, several of the fluke variety. "I had a good fast ball, good curve and good control and even got a couple of fork balls in for strikes." He lowered his earned run still behind home run - Wednesday night, as the Phillies rallied for a 7-4 victory in the second game and completed a sweep of their dou- ileheader against Chicago. Philadelphia won the opener 4-3. It was Allen's second 400-foot romer since returning to the ine-up last week. He's had nine hits in 30 swings and shows a season's average of .388. With lim back, the Phils have won six of eight. * * * . Elsewhere Wednesday night, Willie Mays hit his 517th career homer as San Francisco edged Atlanta 4-3, Los Angeles blanked St. Louis 1-0 on Sandy Koufax' seven-hitter, Houston shut out Cincinnati 2-0 and Pittsburgh downed New York 31. After Allen's tape measure homer, shortstop Bobby Wine broke the tie wift the first of AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (85 at bats) - oliva, Minnesota, .357; Baltimore, .322. F. Robinson, day night when Roy Majtyka singled home the winning run with two out in the eighth. Arkansas' other run came on Joe Patterson's third homer of the year in the fifth inning. Frank Montgomery was the Marichal's 0.80 and 10-0 record. But both are ahead of the 1934 30-game pace of Dizzy Dean, last major leaguer to win 30. winning pitcher. Runs.— Agee, Chicago, 32; F. Robinson, Baltimore, Reichardt, California, and Oliva, Minnesota 29. Runs batted in — B. Robinson, Baltimore, 42; Yastrzem- sky, Boston, 32. .. „ Hits - B. Robinson, Balti- (4-5). HR-Arkansas, Patterson t Dal-FW | Arkansas Law and jry, Granger (9) and Breeden. W—Montgomery (4-5). L—Law more, 58; Oliva, Minnesota, 56. Doubles — Yastrzemski, Boston, 14; B. Robinson, Baltimore, 13. Triples - Foy, Boston, and Schaal, California, 5. Home runs — Scott, Boston, and Reichardt, California, 12. Stolen bases — Agee, Chica- o, 16; Cardenal, California, 8. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (5 decisions) —Marichal, San Francisco, 10-0; Koufax, Los Angeles, 9-1. Strikeouts — Gibson, St. Louis, 94; Koufax, Los Angeles, 91. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (5 decisions) —Watt, Baltimore, and Sanford, California, 5-1. Strikeouts — Richert, Washington, 82; land, 76. McDowell, Cleve- Bigger Hurdle Faces Nancy; US vs. Reds PARIS (AP) - Nancy Richey, the determined little 23- year-old star from Texas, has cleared another hurdle in her bid to win the women's singles title in the French International Tennis Tournament. Miss Richey's major road block is just ahead, though, because her opponent in the semifinals will be Margaret Smith of Australia, the tournament favorite. The Dallas girl, coholder of the No. 1 ranking in the United States, beat Annette Van Zyl of South Africa 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 and Miss Smith, the Wimbledon champion, eliminated Julie Heldman of New York 6-2, 6-2 in quarter-final matches Wednesday. * * * The American doubles team of Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif., and Clark Graebner of Beachwood, Ohio, beat Martin Mulligan of Australia and Cliff Drysdale of South Afri- atchev, who downed Mike Sang ster and Bobby- Wilson of Britain 6-3, 64, 6-2. . In other women's quarter-fi nal matches, Maria Bueno of Brazil beat Francpise Durr of France 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 and 'Ann ball Haydon Jones of Britain defeat- League Field: ed Helga Schultze, also of Brit * ! — ain, H W. 000 001 000-1 5 2 . 000 010 Olx—2 4 1 Felske. Montgom- (3). Rich Allen can't throw over 60 feet, but he's' having no difficulty hitting over 400. Philadelphia's star third baseman, who missed 20 games with a dislocated right shoulder, is recuperating in the outfield anc making the Phillies healthy with his bat. Allen drove in four runs — COURIER NEWS | Thursday. Jun« i, 1865 PAGE EIGHT iwo doubles and then the Phillies pulled away. In the first game, Tony Taylor's eighth inning single brought Bill While home with the winning run. Chicago's Lee Thomas was cut down at home plate on a relay from Tony Gonzalez to Dick Groat to Bob Uecker for the final out of the game as he tried to score the tying run. * * w Mays' two-run homer in the first inning was an inside-the- park shot that broke off Mack Jones' glove as he and Hank Aaron collided. Willie McCovey followed with a solo homer and Jim Davenport hit one in tiie sixth. Mays' homer pushed him within four of Ted Williams, who is third on the all-time list. The Giants used three relief pitchers to stave off a last-ditch Atlanta rally in the ninth with Lindy MeDaniel coming on to get the last two outs. * * * Koufax struck out nine and walked just one in gaining his ninth victory in 10 decisions. He got the only run he needed in the seventh when Willie Davis tripled and came home on Bob Tolan's error Dave Giusli and Claude Ray mond combined on Houston'i five-bit shutout of the Reds, wh« dropped their fifth in a row. Jim Wynn drove in one run with'* single and Rusty staub homered for the other Astro run. Matty Alou drove in one run and scored another in the Pirates' victory over the Mets. Don Cardwell got credit for nil first victory after four lossei although he needed last-out help from Al McBean to halt a MeU threat in the ninth. ^.three of them with a 447-foot Two In Row for Podres Ex-Dodger Tigerish By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ble, figured as a starter with the si BE saw ""' J Podres finally has pitched nine innings. Podres, asqulred from the Los Angeles Dodgers last month, continued his strong pitching for Detroit Wednesday night as he posted his second straight victory with 3 1-3 innings of one-hit relief work in the Tigers' 9-4 triumph over Minnesota. The 33-year-old left-hander now has made six appearances for the Tigers and allowed only four hits and two runs while running his work for the season to nine innings. Over the first month he had pitched only 1 2-3 innings for the Dodgers. And he didn't like it. "I just want to go somewhere where I can pitch," Podres said when he was traded. "I threw te ball good all spring an my arm feels good now. But you get out of shape pitching 1 2-3 innings in a month." Podres, who has been plagued the last two years by arm trou- Pony Owls chalked up their first Pony League win by whitewashing Eagles 7-0 yesterday afternoon at Federal Compress Park. Ronnie Richardson pitched all the way for the winners, limiting the Eagles to five scattered hits. Owls tapped Mike Sismore for seven hits Behind the plate for the Owls aim vun I^»JO«M»~ ~. ^~- - was Larry Moore. Sisernore ca 6-3, -97, 6-0 in a quarter-final pitched the distance for Eagles natch. with Ronnie Ellis catching. The U.S. Davis Cup pair next This afternoon at 5, Bears faces Russia's Alexander Me- are slated to meet Wings at treveli and Alexander Lik- Pony League park. Friday afternoon, Rams have the Tigers. Little but became expendable when the Dodger aces signed. The Tigers grabbed him for cash and a player to be named .later. Against the Twins, Podres came on in the fourth inning with two men on and two out. He walked Jim Hall, but bore down and got Tony Oliva on a grounder to first. He allowed only a single by Harmon Killebrew before leaving for a pinch hitter in the eighth. Elsewhere, Baltimore outlasted California 9-7 in 10 innings, Kansas City walloped Cleveland 8-3, the Chicago White Sox downed the New York Yankees 6-2 and Washington whipped Boston 6-3 before the Red Sox took the night cap 5-0. Al Kaline drove in four runs for the Tigers but Jerry Lumpe supplied the key hit with a two- run single in the seventh inning that snapped a 3-3 tie. * * * Jerry Adair won it for the Orioles with a tie-breaking pinch- hit single in the 10th after Baltimore had filled the bases on singles by Paul Blair and Dave Johnson and a walk to Andy Etchebarren. Luis Aparicio's sacrifice fly produced an insurance run. Boog Powell hit 1 two homers and Andy Eetchebarren one but the Orioles still had to play catch up, tying the Angels 7-7 in the eighth on a double by Brooks Robinson and a pinch-hit single by Frank Robinson. The A's tagged Indians' starter John O'donogahue and two successors for 13 hits, including homers by Ed Charles and Ken Harrelson and triples by Dick Green and Danny Cater. Green's triple and a single by Joe Nossek in the sixth inning broke a 3-3 lie and' put Kansas City ahead to stay. Tom Tresh's error and singles by Tom Agee, Bill Skowron and Floyd Robinson gave the White Sox two runs in the third inning. Then Agee scored what turned out to be the decisive run in the fifth when he walked, stole second and came all the way home on Bill Skowron's grounder. Two-run doubles by Bob Chance and Dick Nen in the'last two innings brought the Senators their opening game victory. 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