GAME TONIGHT; SUNDAY AFTERNOON ALSO Ex-DCs Wear Indian Suits at Osceola By ED HAYES Sporls Editor Almost entirely composed of young men who played their American Legion baseball in BIytheville, the independent Osceola Indians are booked to play their first home game of a new season at Hale Field tonight. The opponent is Newport. The time is 8 o'clock. Then there is a 2 o'clock game Sunday afternoon on the same diamond, against Caraway. The big difference in the Indians this year is the absence of manager Ray Mann who has retired, turning all over to business manager W. R. Middleton and field manager Pete Bennett. * * * "We plan to go strictly with the younger men this year, the boys who are eager to play," stated Bennett. Himself one of the "old- heads" on the semipro circuit, the erstwhile outfielder added: "We're not looking to use any of the ojdheads, whose wives'll let 'em play sometimes and sometimes not." Bennett was one of the old reliables o n several o f Mann's semipro state chain- pionsnip teams. The jefthanded -. hitting slugger is fondly remembered back a few years ago when the hub of baseball in this area was Fritz West Park in BIytheville. * * * Here's the way the Indians tentatively shape up. + Max Briley, BIytheville, first base. A freshman at Ouachita, Max was named to the All-AIC team this spring. He was named by the Courier News as most valuable Dud Cason in last year's American Legion state tournament. * Joe Bratcher, BIythe- ville, second base. Another All-AIC performer, he's now a coach at Lepanto. * Wayne Wagner, Manila, or Terry Baker, Kennett, shortstop. * Jimmy Green, BIythe- ville, third base. Made the All • Southland Conference team as an outfielder at Arkansas State. * Richard Gaines, BIythe- ville and A-State; Danny Williams, BIytheville and Henderson State; and Dean Wagner, A-State, in the outfield. * Buddy McAfee, with the Indians five years, from Southwestern in Memphis, is the catcher. * So far, the pitchers lined up are Jerry Austin, Dell; Jim McaKy, West Memphis; and Roger Sledge, Kennett. The Wagners are brothers. Jimmy, another brother, is holding down shortstop for the BIytheville Legion team. Baker played freshman ball at University of Arkansas. * * * It's a bit early for revenge but the Indians have some avenging to do against Caraway Sunday. The Birds beat Osceola over there last Sunday on a 10th inning home run in a brilliant battle. IN UNISON MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE W.L. Pct.G.B. San Fran. ..32 17 .653 — Los Angeles 29 19 .604 2V4 Pittsburgh 27 20 .574 4 Phila 26 20 .574 4 Houston ... 27 22 .551 5 St. Louis .... 21 23 .477 8 Cincinnati . 20 2S .465 9 New York ..16 24 .400 1U Atlanta 20 30 .400 12V Chicago ... 13 33 .283 17Vz Friday's Results New York 6, Los Angeles 2 Pittsburgh 7, Houston 2 Philadelphia 6, San Francisco 1 St. Louis 3, Atlanta 2 Cincinnati 8, Chicago 8 Today's Games Los Angeles at New York San Francisco at Philadelphia St. Louis at Atlanta Chicago at Cincinnati Houston at Pittsburgh Sunday's Games Los Angeles at New York 2 Thattaway to Chunk, Lamabe Babe! Walks Help Yankees Run Away San Francisco at Philadelphia St. Louis at Atlanta Chicago at Cincinnati, 2 Houston at Pittsburgh Monday's Games San Francisco at Philadelphia, night nning and then set down 2C Only game scheduled. | straight batters before yieldin: . | another. Wes Parker homerei AMERICAN LEAGUE | for <he Dod g« rs in the nintn - Flood by Curt Jack Rips Don By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Jack Fisher is a 24-game loser who pitches for the lowly New York Mets and can't beat Los Angeles. Don Drysdale is a 23- jjame winner who pitches for ;he world champion Dodgers and always beats New York. Fisher took on Drysdale Friday night. It was a mismatch. Drysdale didn't have a prayer. Fisher, 0-7 against Los Angeles in three National League seasons, shackled the Dodgers on three hits while the Mets, 2 .8 against Drysdale over a i'our- r ear period, cuffed him for five runs en route to a 6-2 victory. The victory snapped a three game losing streak for th eighth place Mets. The loss wa Dnly the second in the last 1 ;ames for' the second placi Dodgers. * * * Fisher, now 3-5 this season ;ave up a single in the second By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer ' The Boston Red Sox should have known better than to walk a .156 hitter to get to a .158 hitter, but how were the Washington Senators supposed to know Sbout Jack Lamabe? Sure, the Senators knew Lamabe pitched a one-hitter last Monday against the Red Sox. But that was the first shutout in bis five-year Major League career, and it came in his first start of the season. ' 1 So how were they supposed to know that he would come back four days later and pitch another shutout, this time on a three- hitter? That's what Lamabe did Friday night as the Chicago iWhite So whipped the Senators 8-0. In Boston's case, the strategy of the intentional pass didn't work out so well either time it was tried and in fact helped tSie New York Yankees run away from the Red Sox 15-5. * * * Shortstop Clete Boyer, the recipient of the walks, was hit- .ting .156 going into the game. The man who followed, the intended victim of the strategy, was pitcher Al Downing, and he possessed a .158 average before .the game. Wiien Earl. .Wilson walked Boyer intentionally the first time, loading the bases in the fourth inning, the Yankees led 21. Downing came up and promptly lashed a single to left- center field, driving in two runs. Boyer came to the plate in the seventh inning, again with runners at second and third and with the Yankees now leading 93. Ken Sanders walked Boyer, and this time Downing cleared the bases with a triple to the wall in right-center. * * * That gave the 24-year-old slugger five runs batted in for the game and nearly enough support to gain his sixth straight triumph by himself. Lamabe, on the other hand, didn't get any hits—in fact he extended his season-long hitless streak to nine at bats—but he did increase his record to 3-1 while lowering his earned run average to 2.45. In other American League hits, Including Boston homers by George Scott, George Smith and Joe Foy. Besides bis own, the fireballing left-hander received support from Tom Tresh, who drove in five runs with a single a double and a homer. Lamabe faced the minimum number of batters in the first five innings and didn't allow a Senator to reach tiiird the entire game. J.C. Martin three Chicago runs Cleveland .. Baltimore . Detroit California . Chicago Washington New York .. Minnesota .. Kansas City Boston W.L. Pct.G.B. 29 16 .644 — 28 17 .622 1 26 18 .591 3 23 .500 21 22 .488 22 25 , 20 24 20 24 17 26 18 29 2% 6% 7 g 8% 8V4 11 12 games, Cleveland edged Minnesota 6-5, Baltimore nipped Kansas City 3-2 and Detroit topped California 1-0. * * * In posting his first complete game, Downing scattered eight drove in with two singles and a sacrifice fly while Floyd Robinson added two RBI with a single and a double. Fred Whitfield collected three singles and a homer, driving in five runs for Cleveland. His three-run homer in the seventh | inning wiped out Minnesota's 43 lead. Dick Radatz snuffed out a Minnesota rally in the eighth after the Twins had cut the Indians' lead to 6-5. Frank Robinson returned to the Baltimore line-up and hit a two-run homer in the fifth that carried the Orioles past Kansas City. Jim Palmer allowed the Athletics five hits, including Ken Harrelson's two-run homer in the second. Willie Horton's seventh inning homer ended a scoreless duel between Detroit's Hank Aguirre and California's Marclino Lopez. Aguirre, however, devel- jped a blister on his pitching tend, and Larry Sherry pitched the last two innings for the Tigers. .468 .455 .455 .395 .383 Friday's Results New York 15, Boston 5 Baltimore 3, Kansas City 2 Chicago 8, Washington 0 Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5 Detroit 1, California 0 Today's u ames Detroit at California Cleveland at Minnesota Kansas City at Baltimore New York at Boston Washington at Chicago Sunday's Gaines Detroit at California 2 Cleveland at Minnesota Washington at Chicago 2 Kansas City at Baltimore New York at Boston Monday's Games Chicago at California, N Baltimore at Washington, N Only games scheduled MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. The Mets knocked out Drys dale in the fifth, Ken Boyer's two-run homer capping a three run rally that nailed the LA right-hander with his fifth loss in nine decisions. Philadelphia whipped San Francisco 61 behind Jim Bunning, St. Louis held off. Atlanta 3-2, Cincinnati came from behind for an 8-6 victory over Chi- YMCA SOFTBALL W L Pet. Courier News 2 0 1.000 Randall Co 1 1 .500 Pepsi-Cola 1 1 .500 OTASCO 0 2 .000 Friday's Results Randall 12, Pepsi 0 Courier News 14, OTASCO 7 Monday's Games Courier News vs. Pepsi-Cola OTASCO vs. Randall Co. cago and Pittsburgh battered Houston 7-2. * * * Bunning won his seventh in a row, scattering six hits, as the Phils snapped the Giants' five- game winning streak and extended their own victory string to five. Bob Uecker drove in three runs with a homer and squeeze bunt while Rich Allen and Cookie Rojas hit bases- empty homers. Bob Gibson held Atlanta to two hits until the ninth, when Hank Aaron's 18th homer and a single by Felipe Alou drove him from the mound. Joe Hoerner came on and struck put Mack Jones, ending the threat. Curt Flood had four hits for :he Cardinals but was retired :he first three times when Orando Cepeda bounced into double plays, tying the league record. Flood's fourth hit. a tri- jle in the eighth, knocked in Tim McCarver with what iroved to be the winning run. The loss was the seventh straight for the staggering Jraves. * + + Don Pavletich's two run double was the big blow in a five- run eighth inning rally that lifted Cincinnati past the Cubs, :nding a six-game losing streak i or the Reds. The Cubs scored six runs in he sixth inning, two on Byron Browne's homer. Jim Pagliaroni and Bill Maz- roski ripped successive homers a five run sixth inning burst hat won for the Pirates. Woody Fryman, Pittsburgh's unbeaten ookie pitcher, scattered nine its for his fourth victory. WBRSMfcl Ammunition 'Shortage 7 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sporting goods stores in parts of Arkansas and elsewhere in the nation say they've been told that a shortage of ammunition for civilian use may develop this fall. An Associated Press survey involving 31 Arkansas outlets for civilian ammuntion revealed that the shortage already has turned up at some points. In Arkansas, outlets were contacted at Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Paragould. Malvem, BIytheville and Little Rock. "They're buying everything 've got," said a Fort Smith dealer. At Little Rock, a sporting ;ood« outlet said that orders >ad been slow in being filled and that 'hearsay is that the shortage will really get bad along about November." Some dealers said that am practice accounted for the rise in sales—to the disappointment of hunters who arrive at stores where the supply has been ex-; hausted. ' "Some of my people are really, fussing," a Fayetteville dealer reported, Of the 31 sportings goods stores contacted, 15 reported either a present big demand for shortage, a ammunition,' delay in getting orders filled, or had heard that a shortage would come up in the fall. > About half tne dealers said they had not heard about a shortage, but several of them had not ordered ammunition for some time. That was not the case for one had February." Spokesmen for leading manufacturers of small arms cartridges said they had been abls Fort Smith dealer who an order hanging since munition wholesalers had told ( 0 keep abreast of both military and civilian demands. They assured gun buffs that ample supplies would continue. Amarillo . Albu'que . ARKANSA El Paso Dal-FW Austin . .625 .542 4 S 6 10H 10!4 YANCY, LITTLER TIED AGAIN 63 Still Eludes Jack Nicklaus 25 23 .521 23 23 .500 19 28 .404 18 27 .400 Friday's Results Amarillo 3, El Paso 0 Austin 4, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 ARKANSAS 9, Albuquerque 6 Today's Games Amarillo at El Paso Dallas-Fort Worth at Austin ARKANSAS at Albuquerque Open 24 Hours A Day M&R BRACKIN CAFE 3RD & RAILROAD PO 3-9929 Building Formerly Occupied by Boone Cleaners By BOB GILBERT • MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) You could have expected defending champion Jack Nicklaus to be concerned about overtaking the leaders on the 17th green, but an unusual thought crossed his mind. NicMaus has never shot a 63 In the United States, and he had a chance to do it in the second round of the $100,000 Memphis '• Open Golf Tournament Friday if Jje. could birdie the last two holes. At that point, ht was trailing Bert Yancey and Gene Littler who carried eight-under-par 132s into today's third round. * * * Nicklaus reached the short 17th hole in one and was 10 feet from the pin. "As I looked at it, I reaped I had never shot a 63 in the states," he said. "My putt pulled up short, and I went on to birdie 18 for a 64." It was his first «•; since the! third round of the 1965 Masters. That left Nicklar with a 136 — four strokes off the pace. Yancey, first day leader at 63. shot a one-under-par 69 Friday, but was tied for the lear 1 by the veteran Littler who shot a 66 for the second straight day. Jack Rule had a second-round 68 for a 36-hoIe total of 135, followed by Bruce Devlin, Johnny Pott, Bob Goalby, Tommy Jacobs, Wright Garrett, Homero Blancas, Bob Charles and Nicklaus at 136. » * » Many of the players said the 6,466-yard Colonial Country Club course was harder to beat Friday. But Nicklaus was happy with its condition. 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