The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

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ifAifc) - ftttey, June t, MM- Fate tern Tftt Vftw from Htrt ED HAYES * * * Keeps 'Bobbing' Up HE COACHED WITH A STRONG HAND. He was liked, he was respected and it paid handsomely » both victories and character, character in his athletes ana IB """such was the mark Bob Courtwsy made in Mississippi County when he was boss at Wilson. Bob is making similar marks now at Hendrlx College. * * * If Courtway had a No. 1 peeve, It was seeing young men imoke. Athletes with cigarets in their mouths were profane In their daring, blasphemous to their calling. It wasn't too long ago when two of his former athletes were standing outside the Wilson Tavern One was amoto ng a cigaret Seeing Bob approach, he ditched the smoke m a Vhy'd you do »"»«" » sked the other athlete afte f B ° b stopped to chat a moment and then moved on. "He s not your coach anymore. He can't tell you what to ao or what not tod "Yeah, I know that," the first athlete replied, "but I'm not sure he knows It." David McCullar, newly appointed head football coach : at Wilson, commented: "The only trouble with coaching at Wil- sonls that everybody remembers what Bob Courtway did. "It's tough." Pony Peace 4n Pro Football War Might Be Near He's Hooked HOOKER HOOD SATO: "YES, SIR, I'LL BE THERE." He was assuring some of the folks at Blytheville^Speedway Sunday night that he would run for the first time at driv« e around PW ?can ; t ,*JVt»ck managers give him a guarantee to show up but I can say he'd be wor h_it V Yet, offering him a sum, win or lose, »••**»•»*"* to his ability. By now he has the necessary confidence just bv deciding to go to a track is guarantee enough that he a Joing to tfke home, some money. The only guarantee he wants is that they'll open the track. Hooker said he's*been racing IS years. When the: stocks were going full throttle at the Fairgrounds in Walker Park, *° W He Kicnic in Blytheville. "I won 'em all," he re- With a irin the medium-sized man likes to Ml: "Half the p«opTe ! comftS cheer me and the other half come to boo me. But they all come to see me." it * + I asked him If it were true, that he did things on the """'The flagmen know him also. The other night at the he warned, ^ Racing sings in his blood* Some years ago he followed "No- But FoBobbf Wart'and the other classy Class A driver, In the wu* Hooker Hood can't get up in the air soon enough. * * * Blysox Fade OLLIE McADOO WANTED TO GET THE BLYTHEYILLE SecaUe? a meeting for anyone who wanted to Four showed up. WHEEL SPINNERS - Jimmy Fortner (left), 17-year-old Osceolan, was the first driver to show up at Cottonwood Raceway when the stock car track opened last week. Class A dnv- ers Hooker Hood of Memphis, Bobby Ward of Conway and Otto Scrape of Blytheville are expected to compete tonight on the track that is located just off Interstate 55 at the Osceola cutoff. Time trials at 6:30, races at 8:15. Also in photo is Red Gill, Cottonwood manager. (Courier News Photo) 'epsi Wins It In the Second KENNETT — Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville stayed atop the standings here last night with a convincing 11-3 decision over Bank of Kennett. If the loser is unconvinced, the Blytheville men have a chance to plunge the point home again Monday night because the two softball teams are scheduled again on the Missouri diamond. Bill Sharp, winning pitcher, turned a three-hitter and mowed down 12 on strikes. He walked three. Loser Joe Campbell permitted nine hits, two passes and struck out three. * * * The heavy hitters for Blytheville were Russ Pajtoe and Cliff Forsythe with two hits each. Payne, the leadoff hitter, scored four runs. Blytheville peeled off five runs on four hits in the second inning and that was the game. Blytheville's record in Kennett Softball League Is 8-2. Wings and Bean tied up io a battle of bases on balls that produced a 10-10 deadlock and resulted in another suspended game. Umpirt Charley Eagle called a halt to play in the middle of the eighth inning because of darkness. The action took place at Pony League Field. | Wings collected four hits off three Bear pitchers, but were issued a total of 14 bases on balls. The Bears garnered nine and 10 walks off the two Wing chunkers. Bears jumped to the front with a four-run first Inning. Wings came back with two in the first and four in the second to take a M lead. Bears tide the count with two in the third. Wings came up With another four-run inning in the fourth to take a 1M lead, but the Bears rallied with a pair in both the sixth and seventh to knot the count at 10-10. Ricky Reed, fomrhie Tompkins and Ronnie Bull worked on the mound for the Bears, with Randy Johnson behind the plate. Wayne Krech and Dale Stewart hurled for Wings with Johnson had three singles for Bears. Dan Burks had two hits for the Wings. This afternoon Rams are to meet Tigers at the Federal Compress layout. Game time is 5 o'clock. By JACK BAND NEW YORK (AP) - It's a players' market in pro football. Bud Adams, owner Of the Houston Oilers Of the American Football League, says at least 100 National Football League veterans have contacted AFL teams. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozell says both leagues are concerned about lame duck players. AL Commissioner Al Davis is strangely silent. The big fuss started May 17 when the New York Giante announced they had signed Pete Gogolak, the soccer-style plece- Ueker who played out his op- on with Buffalo and the AFL. * * * Two NFL strongmen, George Halas, owner-coach of the Chicago Bears, and Vince Lombardi, coach-general manager of the Green Bay Packers, have said they didn't like the Idea. "I think good judgment was not used," said Halas. "I did not like it and many others did not like it either," said Lombard!. Several of the 15 NFL coaches who finished a two-day meetinj Thursday, deplored the contract war. "They're going to kill the game if they start flirting with one another's players," said George Allen, new coach of the NFL's Los Angeles Rams "There are enough good footbal layers to to around for both agues." * * * Under pro football rules, when playtr signs he it bound to a ub for two seasons - the sec- nd year on option. He can play ut hie option. He then becomes free agent the following May 1 nd is frte to dicker. Gogolak Little VON McDAN/fL BATS SIGHT TIMES LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A hrowing error by Arkansas shortstop Steve Huntz helped Dallas-Fort Worth score twice .. the 17th inning Thursday night and beat the Travelers 4-2 in the Texas League's longest game of the season. VonMcDaniel, who went to ihe plate eight times and hit safely on four occasions, drove in the Spurs' first run with a sixth inning double and his eighth inning single tied the game at 2-2. The Travelers scored twice in the first inning as Floyd Wicker and Larry Stubing each drove in a run and then went scoreless as five Dallas-Fort Worth pitchers limited Arkansas to eight hits. * ¥ * Len Church, the fourth Spurs' pitcher, received credit for the victory. Chuck Taylor, who pitched the last seven innings for Arkansas, was charged with the defeat. Righthander Bill Larkin of Albuquerque was the season's first 10-game winner in the Texas League today and El Paso's Don Wilkinson had his Jaycees compiled five runs in the fourth Inning last night to conquer Lions 8-5 In Blytheville Little League. Kiwanis batters were unable to solve the deliveries of two Rotary hurlers and surrendered 11-0. Gill had three hits in the Ro- tarlans" 13-hlt thrust Bunch was the winning pitcher. Holllfield took over in the fourth and last inning. Tolley won it for the Jaycees, Swain taking the rap for the Lions. M. Davis knocked two hits for the Jaycees, Castillo two for Lions. Tonight's lineup: Ark-Mp vs. American Legion at 6:30; North 61 vs. Zenite at 8:30. did that at Buffalo, and many players are expected to do It this year unless the war ends. A settlement of some tyoe may be in the wind. One NFL owner, who refused to let his name be used, said there might be interesting development! before the teams report to training camp in July. 14th home run. Larkin gave up only three singles, struck out five and walked one in a M victory over first-place Amarillo. Jose Herrera got two of the Amarillo hits. Sreeler Center Gets Burned DALLAS (AP) — Ken Henson center for the Pittsburgh Steel ers of the National Football League; was In satisfactory condition Thursday with second and third degree burns on the face neck and hands. Henson was burned Wednes day when he and Tommy Joe Crutcher, a linebacker for th Green Bay Packers, attempt* to start Crutcher's automobile. Henson was priming gasolin In the carburetor when the ca backfired, throwing gas on him. The gas suddenly ignited and burned the side of his face and both hands. Warriors Score In Every Frame Scoring in every inning, Warriors downed Redskins 15-1 yesterday afternoon in YMCA Pee Wee League at Midget Park. Winners posted a single in tally in the first, added four in the second and two In the third, and capped it with an eight-run hit- test in the fourth. Redskins were able to solve Warrior pitching only in the fourth when they scored their lone marker. THE TRUE OLD-STYLE KENTUCKY BOURBOl a * a LOEffSI AW SZ £ ™TI»-wanted to play baseball •omewhere. ^ The Osceola Indtans havt a game Saturday night at 1 againSt SSobably see Jimmy Green, Max Briley. ,ard Gaines and Danny Williams, all of whom played . ASSSl* baseball for the Blytheville Dud Casons, ' ShtnowTSn't say where this leaves the Blytheville Red Sox. Except left out. * * * Football or Piano? MAYBE YOU'VE GOT A SON WHO WOULD RATHER praXotball than the piano. You don't mmd I hta , p aymg football but you want him to continue with his music also. Vikings, and hand, to a where I could , the Los Angeles Rams will be Liberace to a bonus contract _ _ _ Setter, 30, Reaches Big PAWS (AP) - There Is a future for tournament tennis pl»y «n over 30. Istvan Gulyas must think so, because for the first time in his career the 34-year-old Hungarian has reached the men's sin. "es final of a major tourna- ""c'ulyaf wilt meet 21 year-old Tony Roche of Australia for the title Roche, who lost to countryman Fred Stolle In last vear'i championship matcn, downed Francois Jauffret of France M, M, M. * * * In the women's doublet Mini- SPRING SPECIAL AT LOEB'S "Sign of Good Bar-B-Q" FRIDAY, SATURDAY nd SUNDAY Finals First Time finals, Fay Toyne and Jill Blackman of Australia downed Julie Heldman of New York and Ann HaydonJones of Britain /5, 8-4, and Margaret Smith and Judy Tegart of Australia beat Norma Baylon of Argentina and Annette Van Zyl of South Africa WALKER PARK MiniatureGolf Weekdays MOp-a. fat. aid SOB. Ml p.m. Buy 2 Bar-B-Q Sandwiches At Regular Price - Get One WITH THIS COUPON! FREE WITH THIS COUPON! Coupon Expires June 5,1966 Midnight. 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