The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 2, 1966 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 2, 1966
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KytfievOIe , 'fmt, M» *• He* UK ARE JOCKS ATHLETES? Tiny... and TNT By N^A Service The tack room of a race track Is no place to suggest to a jockey that lit isn't an athlete. ^Jockeys say they can swallow most ot the indignities, that go with being little people, but definitely not that one. '.-And definitely not In a room full of fellow jockeys. After all, enough Lilliputians jeni Gulliver traveling. . "The guy who tells me I'm hiJt an athlete," says veteran John L. fiotz, " I want his head lor my rock garden." + + * "Is t jock an athlete," $ald Bill Boland. "You must be kidding! If a jockey's not an athlete, nobody is." Bob Ussery parlayed a chuckle into a hearty laugh. "Funny you should ask," he said. "Racing news gets fair play on the sports pages, all right, but that's about all the athletic acclaim a jockey gets. . "Horse players apprtdal* Jocks mostly for the number of winners they bring ta. W» wonder sometimes. though, If they know what g6es into it all." "People tend to view us » freaks, instead .of .just •mall men, which is what we are," said Holland, who'll probably ride Amberoid in the Belmont Stakes. "They tend to think all it takes to be a jockey is to be small. That isn't the e»«: Not every sevwvfooter Is a Wilt Chamberlain, Is he?" + + .* Said Ussery, "None of us Is asking to be put on a » pedestal ... autographs, personal appearances and all. Just a little more consideration when they pass out the 'athlete of the year' awards." There Is no flab to be seen in a tack room, only srong- looking limbs and stomachs ripplM by muscle. "It comes from riding five or six races t day 11 months of the year," Rotz said. "Twelve're hungry." "It takes stamina and courage to handle half-a- ton of horse for two minutes at top speed. It takes every muscle in your body. Many say it looks «asy, but it isn't. "Jocks are tired little men when they come in. On a h6t day, you can lose up to four pourtds. You don't have to worry much about diet- Bill Boland Ing In this sport. Nor working out. At the end of th« day all you need is rest. "Football players are sup. posed to be athletes. Put a football player on a horse for a day, assuming he could stay on, and then see what happens. "He probaly wouldn't b« able to walk for six weeks." It seemed wist not to ask I jockey if he'd be interested In subbing for Jimmy Brown some Sunday, AJUH 1 t AGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pel. G.B. San Fran. . Los Angles Pittsburgh , Houston ... Phila St. Louis ... Cincinnati . Atlanta .... New York . Chicago W. 31 28 25 26 24 20 19 20 15 13 .5M ,553 .545 .476 .463 .417 .395 .295 VA 5 5 5% Vk 9 11% •11% Tojo at Arena f 6JA Yamambto and Tarn- aye Soto art booked to fight Billy Wicks and Dynamite Lay* in a tag team main event at Legion Arete Tuesday night. The professional heavyweight bout is down for 60 minutes, best-6(-thrte. The opening 8:30 duel has Dwayne Peale facing Chin Lee. Wednesday's Results Philadelphia 4-7, Chicago S-4 Los Angeles 1, St. Louis 0 Pittsburgh 3, New York 1 Houston 2, Cincinnati 0 San Francisco 4, Atlanta S Today's Games Los Angeles at St. Louis, N Houston at Cincinnati, N Chicago at Philadelphia, N Pittsburgh at New York, N Friday's Games Los Angeles at New York, N San Francisco at Philadelphia N St. Louis at Atlanta, N Chicago at Cincinnati, N Houston at Pittsburgh, N AMERICA NLEAGUE Halas Tells a Secret Cleveland Baltimore Detroit .... California . Chicago ... Minnesoia Washington New York Boston . • • Kansas City W. L. Pet- G.B. 28 IS .651 - 2S 17 .605 2 24 18 .571 21 21 22 24 24 27 25 23 20 20 21 18 18 16 .523 .488 .476 .467 6V4 7 7% 8 9V4 11 11 .429 .400 .390 Wednesday's Results Washington 6-0, Boston 3-5 Kansas City 8, Cleveland 3 Chicago 6, New York 2 Detroit 9, Minnesota 4 Baltimore 8, California T, 10 innings Today's Games Baltimore at California Cleveland at Kansas City, N Detroit at Minnesota New York at Chicago, N Washington at Boston Friday's Games Detroit at California, N Cleveland at Minnesota, N Washington at Chicago, N Kansas City at Baltimore, N New York at Boston, N A4/NORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 29 17 .630 25 21 .543 4 24 22 .522 5 22 22 18 27 17 26 Quarterback Quite Polite, Quite Quiet SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Quarterback John Brodie of the San Francisco 49ers has thrown the ball to an attorney in lining up for his 1966 contract negotia ions while the price war be- ween pro football leagues -ages. The 31-year-old veteran, who basetay onaloot eNa t IHFIlLe set a National Football League completion record last season engaged John Elliot Cook to represent him. That came just a day after Don Klosterman, general man ager for Houston in the Ameri can Football League, told o talks with the 49er star in the Texas city. In San Francisco, tha brought immediate speculation :hat the former Stanford grea' might be considering a switch o: allegiance. * * '* • Brodie politely refused to dis cuss the situation. Askfid abou ,he Houston visit, he said, ' read a lot in the papers abou .he trip." The 49ers say Brbdie's 1965 contract contained the option clause f6r his services in 1966 Under established club policy officials would not discuss ei ther prior contracts or presen negotiations. There were reports the ac . passer received in the neighborhood of S40.000 last year and wanted $75,000 this time, perhaps spaced over a number of Amarillo .. Albu'que .. ARKANSAS El Paso .. Dal-FW ... Austin By JACK HAND NEW ORYK (AP) - George Halas expects the rest of the eague to gang up on Gale Sayrs this coming seasbn. "They'd better," said the 71 year-old owner-coach of the Chi- igo Bears. Halas was in town with other coaches in the National Football League for a two-day series of meetings with Mark Duncan, lead of league Officials. "We know they are going to defense the heck out of Sayers, and rightfully so," said. Halas. 'I think it will often up other avenues of our offense. We ex- lect it, We have been preparing "It would not be fair to Saye for it all winter. *. * * 'It would not be fair to to expect him to have as great a year as last. But we do think we can open up a little more. We have Ron Bull back there and Andy Livingston, plus several other*. And Johnny Morris on the flank and Jim Jones and Dick Gordon at split «nd." As a rookie from Kansas, Sayers set a league record with 22 touchdowns last season and tied a one-game mark by scoring six touchd6whs in one game against San Francisco on Pec. 5. * * * 'I was on the other side both time when fellows scored six touchdowns before," said alas. "Ernie Nevers got six against us with the old Chicago Cardinals and Dub Jones got six for Cleveland in a game with the Bears. This was by far the most spectacular.' "I will tell you something I never told before. The only reason Gale didn't get a chance to score a seventh when we hac th eball on the four with two or three minutes to go, was that he had bruised his knee in the lasl quarter. He wanted to go in bu> I couldn't take a chance with a man's career." Defending Champion Rooster* Open Smoothly Defending champion Roosters I added three in the third and opened deffnse of their baseball I four in the fourth before HOT" YMCA Pee Wee nets were able to get into the crown in crown *u iin~.* - — League yesterday afternoon With an 11-3 win over Hornets. It was a surprisingly well played game for so early in the season. Winners tallied twice in the opening inning on an error, a base on balls and a double, then Mop Strategy For Belmont NEW YORK (AP) - Trainers of nine 3-year-olds mapped to day the strategy which they hope will carry their finely tuned thoroughbreds to victory Saturday in the 89th running of the Belmont Stakes and ruin favored Kauai.King's bid for the turf's Triple Crown. To some the strategy calls for sending their horses out in front at the start of the 1V4 miles with the hope that they'll have enough left to win when they scoring column. A pass, hit batsman and an error, followed by a triple pro-1 duced three runs for Hornets in the fourth but Rooster defenses tightened up and cut short the rally. * + + Tonight's Pee Wee game Is at 6:30 at Midget Park, between Redskins and Warriors. years. Klosterman said he and . BAT MAN' - Matty Alou of the Pittsburgh Pirates is par- ttcular about th't bats he uses but apparently it makes little difference which pitcher h« uses them against. Alou il among .the leading hitters in the National League. There's Wore than Dough To Be Found on Pro Trail 'MEMPHIS, term. (AP) - week, and they're all capable of "You can't watch Jack Nicklaus, Tony Lema, Gene Littler ,500 .400 W& .395 10V4 Wednesday's Results Amarillo 10, Albuquerque Austin 8, El Paso 1 ARKANSAS 2, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 Today 1 * Games Amsrillo at Albuquerque Austin at Kl Paso Dallas-Fort Worth at Little Rock INTERNATIONAL Toronto 8-0, Rochester Ml Jacksonville 2, Columbus « Toledo 8, Richmond 4 Syracuse at Buffalo, postponed, cold PACIFIC COAST Hawaii 8, Oklahoma City 3 Seattle 8, Tulsa 2 Indianapolis 4, Phoenix 1 Spokane 3, Denver i, 11 Innings , Vancouver 8, Portland 2 San Diego 3, Tacema 2,16 to' nings Brodie have been friends for years and admitted they dis- reach the home strcch. To others the plans call for keeping Kaual King within range and hoping their horses years ana auniittcu UH=J ^»^> paugc on\* "«i—D --- — cussed football during the week- can outfinish the winner of the en d. . [Kentucky Derby and Preakness. 85s." Littler birdied five holes and laUS, lony l-ema, vjcut «*,,«*.» —....„. ---.,— -- and the other! without learning | wgled another Wednesday in - MlNNEAPOUS-Ron Marsh, 182V4, Minneapolis stopped Ed Hurley, 188, Minneapolis, 3; Wilson Harris, MS, Chicago, knocked out Al Frsnklin 137 3 /4, Oklahoma City Okla., 5. and improving." That's the observation of Randy Petri, a pro golf newcomer in the field for today'i first round of the $100,000 Memphis Open. Petri, who helped the University of Houston win the NCAA title a year ago, joined the pro tour in January. + + * "In college, you ran into a dozen or so good golfers a year," Pttri aid. "In the PGA, then art 144 of tham every posting his seven-under-par . 63 — equaling the Colonial Country Club course record. When Nicklaus won the 1965 Memphis Open by beating Johnny Pott in the playoff, he collected $9,000. This year's winner will get $20,000 - the amount of the total purse when the first Memphis Open waj held in 1958. Colonial is the smallest course on the PGA circuit - only «,46« yards long. Accuracy is tht big factor in winning htrt — not the short distanct. Midger Jaguars Want to Run, Hawk* Soy No . Hawks pounced on Jaguars for • 7-1 baseball victory in tht opening game of YMCA Midget League last night at Midget ?«*• cut short an «trly jaguar uttwnpt at the ruhnin| l»m», v erajing two runners attempting to sttal home in the first toning. Thty went en to pest two markers in tht honii half, a lead they never Jtlta- • • ' • •' • • . jaguan scored io the Mcoad on a single and double, back to back, but saw Hawks add two in tht lower half on two passes and a ringing triplt. The Htwki Iced it with. a singleton in the fourth and two more in tht fifth, while Jaguars made their final bid in tht sixth, scoring twice without a hit. TOKYO - Tatae lakurai, 121H, Japan, outpointed Let Dong-duo, 121, South Korea, U. Racing June 3rd Interitate 55 And Highway 140 Cottonwood Raceway Oiceola, Ark. 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State, signed today to play next season with the New York Knlcks of the National Basketball A* sociation. He was the Knicto' third drift choice. • RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) * Arkansas Tech arid Little Rock University are to represent the state in the National Association of Intercollegiate Conference golf tournament at Shawnee, Okla., June 5. Tech coach John Tucker said his teato had been invited to compete. LRU beat Tech 651-655 in th* District 17 NAIA tournament. • C6NWAY, Ark. (AP) - Mn. Kathleert McNeil! Bright, 37, wife of Arkanias Statt College football Coach Raymond Bright, died Wednesday. Mrs. Bright attended ASTC *rtd was » graduate of North Little Afick High. School. She is survived by Bright, threi sow and a daughter. • ^AftACiOULD, Ark. (Aft - the poor playing <S«rjd)tl6ni of the greens forced postponement until July 16-17 the playing of the Fox Hills Country Club four-ball tournament. Club professional James Hart said Wednesday that winter weather killed the grasss on the greens. • • LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Texas League l«ad*r A*ariUo defeated Albuquerque 10-7 last night to knock the Dbdgers four games back into second place. Austin beat El Paso 8-1. In Little Rock, the Travelers topped Dallas-Fort Worth M (story on page eight). Amarillo slammed acre's* five runs to the eighth inning to beat Albuquerque as on Cayll won his ninth victory of the season against a single defeat. He pitched one and one-third innings of two-hit ball. Austin got seven runs in th* fourth in the victory over El Paso. Cecil Upshaw steadied in the late Innings and lunfi- ed El Paso to six hits. JOPEN I* •••••••*••••••••t| EASTSIDE MFA Just East of BJytht- mile city limits. jr Quality Gas £ All Brands Motor Oil Open 6 to 9 p.m. 7 Days Week Attention Farmers CLOSE-OUT ON Cotton Hoes .: eq. $1.69 Fondren & Sons Hdw. And Gifts 311 W. Main "Free Parking In Rear" Ph. 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