The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 4, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 4, 1966
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Pony LOOK OUT, OTTO! Ward Winner OSCEOLA - It was i hard | earned It - coming up from Tigers scored three runs in the bottom of Hi* sixth to de feat lh« Rams yesterday after noon In the Pony League Fed' eral Compress Park 4-3. Newell Jerome pitched the entire distance for the winners, giving a total of four hits. Donald Grisham did. the catching. Gary Richardson hurled all the way f6r Rams, yielding four hits. Danny Beck was the Ram catcher. Next league aollon matches the Tigers against the Owls Monday afternoon, 5 o'clock at Federal Compress. Little Ark-Me turned on American Legion last night 5-1 in Blytheville Little League; and North 61 struck Zenite 6-1. Baguley was the winning pit cher for Ark-Mo, beating Julian Legion pulled a run across In the first inning on two hits, an error and fielder's choice, bui was blanked the rest of the way, Ark-Mo used three . hits, a pair of walks and an error In the fifth to score all its runs. * * + Abbott was the winning pitch' er for North 61, McCall the conquered. The winners got off to a booming start with three runs In the first frame. Hendrix had two hits for North 61. Zenite registered Its solo ruri in the first inning. Monday's schedule: Kiwan- Is vs. American Legion and Ark- Mo vs. Zenite. night for Otto Scrape of Blythe Ville and Eurbie Hays of For tagevllle at Cotlbnwood Race way last night but courteou Bobhy Ward of Conway, tin stock car driver they almost al like, won the Class A feature. Hays tore up h|s Class C car on the first lap of the first tro phy dash and had to retire. He's one of the leading pointmen in the area. Vance Cook Of Jonesboro won the event. In the Class A fast heat, Otto spun out, flipped and landed on his nose on the fence. He was shaken up but not hurt. Earl Jones, mechanic, said he'd have the car ready to go Sunday night at Blytheville. Floyd Alexander of Southhaven, Miss., won the race. * * * ' Ward won the trophy dash in Class ,A, leading two Little Rock cars. Bill Matsum took he slow heat in Class C. He's rom Hernando, Miss. BATTING LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (based on 85 at bats) - Mota, Pittsburgh, .375; Allen, Philadelphia, .341. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, Hart, San Francisco, 36. Runs balled in — Aaron, At- lanla, 38; Mays, San Francisco, and Flood, St. Louis, 33. Hits —Alou, Atlanta, 65; Hart, San Francisco 59. Doubles — Johnson, Los Angeles, 12; Alou, Atlanta, 11. Triples — Alou, Pittsburgh, 7; Taylor, Philadelphia, and McCarver St. louis, 5. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 18; Hart, San Francisco, 14. Stolen bases — Wills, Los Angeles, 22; Jackson, Houston, 16. AMERICA NLEAGUE Batting (Based on 85 at bad — Oliva, Minnesota, .352; ] Hobinson, Baltimore, .322. ; Runs — Agee, Chicago, 32 •Richardson, California, 31. ', Runs batted in — B. Robin ion, Baltimore, 45; Yastrzem ski, Boston, 32. Hits — B. Robinson, Bait more, 60; Oliva, Minnesota, 58 ; Doubles — B. Robinson, Ba •timore, and Yastrzemski, Bos .'ton, 14; F. Robinson, Baltimore Knoop, California, Oliva and A len Minnesota, and Valentine :Washington, 11. Triples — Foy, Boston, 6 Sehaal, California and Caman eris, Kansas City, 5. Home runs — Scott, Boston 13; Reichardt, California, am Oliva, Minnesota, 12. Stolen bases — Agee, Chicago 16; Cardenal, California, 11. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching 5 decisions —Mari chal, San. Francisco, 10-0; Koufax, Los Angeles, 9-1. Strikeouts — Gibson, St. Louis, 101; Koufax, Los Angeles, 91 AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching 5 decisions — Watt, Baltimore, and Sanford, California, 5-1, McLain, Detroit, 8-2. Strikeouts — Richert, Washington 82; McDowell, Cleveland, 76. the slow heat Class Ralph Hurley grabbed the lead on the second lap and led the rest of the way. Buford Ward of Memphis came in first in the class C fast heat and really the back line. Buford Ward won the Class C feature. He was out front from the post position and paced the field all the way, although Mat- sum gave good chase. * * * Vance Cook spun out In the Class A feature. When he hopped from his car, he banged his head on the roll bar, then staggered and took a nosedive over the fence on the bank. The management said there were 3,000 customers in the stands. Prizes tallying $1,300 were dished out. Local Drivers At Speedway Five drivers from Blytheville vere new on the roster at Bly- heville Speedway last Sunday and one, Ray Brown, placed in he Class C feature. Also placing was Jimmy Selers of Blytheville in No. 69. irown drove No. 15. Other newcomers from Ely- beville were Larry Lawrence, ; ill Harris, Gerald Riggs and arl Johnson. Another program of races is slated at the Speedway Sunday night. The track is located a few miles north of Blytheville on Interstate 55. * * x A powder puff derby was the feature on last Sunday's program. The gals were shy enough in' their racing venture to pull frequent bursts of sympathetic laughter from the crowd. THE WINNER - Bobby Ward of Conway won the Class A feature last night at Cottonwood Raceway. (Courier News Pho(o) ••n Fights Gun Meeting Missco Gun Club has an 8 o'clock meeting Monday night at Goff Hotel. Booked for discussion are details on the work of constructing a shooting range. "Land clearing on the range is already progreuinf well," a •pokeiman laid. LOS ANGELES - Irish Crawford, 127, North Hollywood, Calif., knocked out Raul Car- MOB, Ut, Sonera, Mtxlco, I. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES - Raul Rojas, 129, San Pedro, Calif., knocked out Richard Moreno, 127, Mexico, 2. Manuel Ramos, 199, Mexico iity, decisioned Eddie Machen, 192, 10. MADRID — Sugar Boy Nan do, Dominican Republic, stopped Luis Folledo, Spain, 6 Middleweight!. Vaulter to A-Srare JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Robert Andrews, a Little Rock Hall High School pole vaulter, has been signed to an athletic grant-in-aid by Arkansas State College. The college announced Andrews' signing Friday. Andrews vaulted 13 feel, 9 inches this year. COKES HERE, 7:30 Legion Has 5-0 Mark WOODWOORKERS - Shortstop Jimmy Wagner (left) and catcher Sam Singleton swung the big bats for the Blytheville Dud Casons here last week. The American Legion team has a 7:30 game here tonight with Coca-Cola of Memphis. (Courier News Photo) TOO MUCH TALENT Reds Are Griping 99xlOQarP'gou!d PAIUGOULD, Ak. (AP)-A Louisiana shooter jumped into the lead in-the 28-gauge events of the Mid-South Open Skeet Tournament Friday. Elgin Hamner of Shreveport knocked down 99 of 100 targets to lake the lead. Hamner won Ivie international freestyle event with a 94x100 score. The 1966 All-America skeet shooter also won the Class AA event with a 94x100. Kathlene McGinn of Houston ;von the .410 event with a 96x101 score and was second after thi first day in the 28-gauge with 97. The tournament continues today and ends Sunday at the ""aragould Gun Club. .Remember Pay Your Paper Boy Boll Weevil Sprinters Streak SIOUX FALLS, S. D. (AP) —Arkansas A&M turned in the jest time in the mile relay qualifying Friday at the Na- .ional Association of Intercollegiate Athletics track and field meet. The Boll Weevil relay , team stepped the distance in 3:16.8. Cliff Clark of Harding Col- ege placed third in the three- mile run with a 14:55.2 clocking. * * * Arkansas AM&N and Southern State qualified for the finals in the 440-yard relay while Wayne Roper of Southern State qualified in the 880 run, and Larry King of A&M in the 440- yard dash. PART-TIME SLUGGER - Cincinnati outfielder Art Sham- sky whacked six homers in his first 30 times at bat this sea. ton. How many would he hit, b« uki, if he hit regularly?, By DAVE BURGIN NEW YORK -(NEA)The Cincinnati Reds brass wonders why a team with so much talent hasn't won pennants the past two years and isn't out front in the race this year. . Perhaps, suggest several Cincy players, the answer to the puzzle is sitting on the Reds' bench. "Too much talent," one player said. "This may be a precedent in baseball. Any way you slice it, it's a problem. "Everybody's got a gripe. The difference in ability between some of the regulars and some of the guys on the bench is nil. "So when a so-called regular sits out a couple of games, he's mad. And when a non-regular doesn't even get to pinch-hit for a week, he's burned." "It's the gripingest bunch I ever saw," said Gerry Arrigo, a pitcher recently waived to the Mets when Joe Nuxhall was taken off the disabled list. "There's more than one guy in Cincinnati who'd gladly trade places with me, just for the chance to play." AH manager Don Heffner will say is that "this club has more bench strength than any I've ever seen." He won't call it a "personnel problem." Nor will owner Bill DeWitt. In the first month of the season, Heffner fielded a dozen different lineups, according to one bench-sitter's count. The Reds have had five first-basemen — Gordy Coleman, Tony Perez, Don Pavletich, Deron Johnson and Lee May. Vada Pinson has been the only outfield regular, playing two positions, center and right. * * * Otherwise Heffner has platooned Tommy Harper, Johnson, Mel Queen, Art Shamsky and, occasionally, Dick Simpson, in the outfield. May has been sent down. "There just wasn't room," Heffner said. Last year at San Diego, May hit .321 with 34 homers and 104 runs batted in. Simpson, acquired in the Robinson trade, wonders why the Reds wanted him in the first place. He hit .301 for Seattle last year. Some say Pavletich, who hit .319 in 68 games for Cincinnati in 1965, is threatening to take Johnny Edwards' job. "But, then," asked Art Shamsky, "how can you keep a catcher like Edwards out of the lineup? Substitute a position and a name, and it is a question they ask up and down thi Reds' bench. "Take Chico Ruiz," said Shamsky. "He, like about 10 other bench-sitters on this club, could play regular anywhere in the league. I think Ruiz must be going nuts. He got to bat only 18 times last year. He isn't the same guy I knew two years ago." * * * Shamsky said he has complained to Heffner, The Reds' best pinch-hitter last season (14 for 40), Shamsky whacked seven homers in his first 40 at bats this spring. "I just wanted to know what you got to do to become a regular," he said. "But we all know it must not be easy for Heffner. There will always be a couple of guys who beef, but this is ridiculous! "When we were losing at the beginning everybody was saying it was because Heffner was platooning. Then he started winning so that wasn't the problem. "I guess platooning Is the only answer. At least you get to play some. Can you imagine the howl if Don just stuck to one lineup!" + * * How about the Reds pitchers? "Oh, they're in their own world," Shamsky said. "Besides, in baseball there's no such thing as too much pitching." NEWPORT - Biytheville's American Legion baseball,. 6-0 winner over Newport last rtight, can expect its sternest competition of the young season in Blytheville (Anight and Sunday afternoon. the Dud Casons have a 7:30 game toni"ht against Coca-Cola 6f Memphis, and a twinbilJ with BateSville at 1:30. The victory last, night Blytheville's fifth In a row-n6t counting th* three opening brae- tice games. * + * Walt Hampton was .the winning pitcher, going seven good innings and getting clever defensive help from his mates. In fact, in the first inning, shortstop Jimmy Wagner and secbnd baseman Stan Williams '• clicked on a doubleplay with the bases loaded ' to rescue Walt from a jam. '< Walt only allowed one hit, a single 16 Newport catcher Mac McGinnis. * * * Bobby George relieved Hampton in the eighth inning and allowed no hits. The DCs amassed 10 hits in their attack, led by cacther Ronnie Beard's 4-f6M, including a triple. Bruce Bateman slashed a double and triple; Wagner rocked a double; Williams had two singles; artd Hamptdri boomed i two-run double in the sixth. * * * Dwight Williams has named Jerry Mc- Laughlln as startef tonight against the MiSm* phians, with Eddie earner getting the nod in the Sunday opener. The manager stated: "I think it's safe to say that both Coca-Cola and BatesviHe have strong teams. They both have good personnel from last year's Warns." j'y«"""»o a«4 11)1 oio—MI jo i N ™P°« 6c4 oto 060—6 i 4 ^ BlytMrllta - Hamjtsn, 8. Oeorj. (8) «nd Beti* Newport - *»JB« »A4 McOlaAit. Sam Has Night Off Sam Singleton, No. I catcher of the Ely. theville American Legibn baseball Warn, wa» givert the night off last night. To get married. the bride is Anita Quails. The bridegroom said he's be back catch- catching for the DCs tonight against Coca- Cola of Memphis at Light Brigade Field. Trays Tally 5 in the 2nd but Need Late Rally ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AT —Arkansas scored five times the second inning but needed three-run rally in the ninth gain a 9-6 Texas League victory over Albuquerque Friday nigh Although outhit 14-9, Alb querque managed to bunch i lits off Arkansas pitche Siflnott for a single run : the third, three more in the fit and two in the eighth which tie he game at 6-6: L«o Newton relieved Sinno with one out In the ninth an preserved Sinnott's sixth tr umph against three losses. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE Of. 1490 Unl.lD An ?fcon« 274-4400 Urmtbtt 4. Tenzmm cwu for FTM Connuwtloa. nsunmce for Tstttt* Planning Se? Man, 'artnersblp an corporation. Group, Pension. Betir*- ment and Hnjtpltallaatlcm. All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Paint& Glass Works 2213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. PO 3-8345 PRICE Molten Fire Cupid Plants Petunias Colius LanUna Sultana Verbenta Snapdragons McADAMS GREENHOUSE 206 E. Davis BE SAFE LET US PROTECT YOUR PRECIOUS FURS AND WOOLENS IN OUR BONDED STORAGE VAULTS. 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FULL BOX $2.95 PER BOX Includes $100.00 Insurance valuation. 2% added for each additional $100.00 valuation. NU-WA laundry-Cleaners CM N. Second 81. Phone PO J-4474 OPEN NIGHTS TIL 8:00 Cotfonwood Raceway Int. SS&Hiway 140 OSCEOLA, ARK. Racing this Friday & Each Friday Night Time Trials — 6:30 p.m. Races — 8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers Clasi "C" Stockers and Class "A" Super Modified from a S-State Area. THf FASTiST QUARTlR-MILt GUMBO TRACK IN THI SOUTH Something to Crow About! LOGAN'S TEXACO SERVICE and the RED ROOSTER INN Strving a CompUto Menu with tha Fin«t Char-Broiled Steaks Between Memphis and St. Louis "Trust Your Car fe th» Man w/tA the Star" R. E. JAQUES, STATION MGR. KATIE JAQUES, INNKEEPER No. 9 Read and Interstate 55 4 MJIee No. of Blytheville Vt Mile Eeet of Ytrbro School PO 3-9715 — "We Never Close"

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