The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 17, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, June 17, 1966
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BLYTHEVILLE GIRL LOSES LEAD Dot: 1 Was Awful on Back Nine F0<rf e.MITH Ark. (AP) -1 last nine was just awful. 1 never Eo-M'hy oirmaii: of BlvUiftville Hell like my game went to «et'h« idght. ( on'the Na-1 pieces, 1 just don't know what tiona! Co'i>egt*te championship happened. It cii-im'i- Ohio Ni-xl w«ek ! Miss Gc ain said she would play at Columbus next week and later, this summer enter the Broadmoor, Western and National amateurs before returning for her sophomore year at Monticello (Junior) college near St. Louis. Another Arkansan,. Mrs. Me- Loud Sicard of Fort Smith, lost itfier i«ing in lii« quarterfinals of the " Trans - Mississippi Women's Amateur Golf Tournament Thursday, Mis* Germain lost 3 and .2 to Jearii" Butler o£ Harlingen, the l'Jf.6 Texas state champion. "I played the front nine line," Miss Germain said, "but the in the first flight. She was defeated by Julie Savoy of Lafayette, La., 4 and 2. Other Arkansas Results: Second flight: Consolation semifinals, Lea Larson, darks- ville, defeated Nedra Dumas, North Little Rock, 2. and 1. Third flight: Championship semifinals, Paulette Erickson, Atlanta, Ga., defeated Sharon Flippin, Fort Smith, 2 and 1; Mrs. Jim Wellons, Little Rock, defeated Kathleeen Marchman, Dallas, Tex., 2 and 1. Fourth night: championship semifinals, Mrs. Charles Conway, Fort Smith, defeated Mrs. W, J. Armentor Jr., Crowley, La., 2 and 1. Consolation semifinals, Mrs. Carle Robbins, Fort Smith, defeated Mrs. Siidie Page True, Dallas, Tex., 3 and 2. Fifth flight: championship semifinals, Mrs. Herbert, P. Paskal, St. Louis, defeated Mrs. STATE AMATEUR GOLF TOURNAMENT E.B. Gee Is Close First-Round Shooter \ r EL DORADO-E. B. Gee Jr., of Blytheville tallied 71 in the first round of the Arkansas state amateur golf tournament here Thursday. He was one stroke behind Walter Daniels of Little Rock, a former Mississippi County resident. Daniels carded three birdies and a pair of birdies to take the lead. Charles Lewis III of Little Rock had a 71 also. * * + Other contenders In the four-round meet are Sam Spikes of Little Rock, Harry Lewis of Texarkana and David McCauley of Pine Bluff, all with 72; Tom Raney of Little Rock, 73, and Sug Wilson of Hot Springs, Sam Brown of Morrilton, Willis Watkins of Conway and Don White of Sparkman, all at 74. Defending champion Tommy Stobaugh of Pine Bluff has virus pneumonia and isn't in the tournament. Mike Mitchell of Texarkana, who is not competing in the amateur, had the day's lowest score, 68. He and five other University of Houston golfers are scheduled to leave Sunday for the NCAA golf competition in California. Professional Pete Fleming of Hot Springs shot a 69 to earn $200 in the Arkansas Open. Richard Crawford of El Dorado got $150 for his 70. Cliff Shaw of Little Rock took the lead in the senior flight of the tournament with a 74, and Little Rock Country Club won the 18- hole team event. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tim. for Each D«j> "Tells Wh.n Fith Bin Beit" FOR THE WEEK JUNE 19 THRU 26 SUN 19 12:58 PM MON 20 2-.00 PM TUE 21 3:00 PM WED 22 3:57 PM THU 23 4:50 PM FR! 24 5:41 PM SAT 6:29 PM SUN 26 V* 7:16 PM All time is given in Central Standard tint*. Add one hour (or the Eastern time zone; subtract one hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific time. In localities using daylight savins time,.add one hour to time found above. Copyright 1?°° Blacker the Fish — BetWr the Day in FUhinj Rick a Big Hit In Real Big 10 Now NEW YORK - (NBA) It was 1 p.m. and Dean Chance had the covers .pulled over his head, trying to shut out the sun as well as the conversation from the other side of :he room. Chance has been through It all before—the making-of- en-American-hero syndrome —but not as an observer. In 1964 he was the Cy Young Award winner which goes to the best pitcher in baseball. Two years later, after what the sporting public calls a medicre season (1510) for one of its super stars, Chance was rooming with Rick Reichardt, tall blond and muscular. The phone rang often. Now, however, the calls were for Reichardt. * * * "Unbelievable," Rick said. "It wasn't like this until we got to New York." The excitement Is over Reichardt's early success (among the American League's top 10 batters after the first month) plus the fact that Rick is not an ordinary rookie. He is a $200,000 bonus boy, the highest paid in baseball history. Or'y two years ago the California Angels took him off the.University of Wisconsin campus, handed him his bounty and brought him East to join the parent club for a week before sending him to the minors. * * * As he stepped into the batting cage the remarks started. It was the natural reaction from ballplayers who had spent 10 years in the majors after signing for the price of a bus ride following World War U. "It bothered me some" Reichardt said, "but what bothered me most were my own inadequacies." It was a new situation for Rick. "Inadequate" was a word he never used. At Wisconsin, he was a star football and baseball player. He led the Big Ten in receiving and played in one of the most thrilling Rose Bowl games the Badgers' 42-37 victory over Southern Cal in 1963. In baseball, he hit .427 and .472. -Jr * * "I jut didn't realize," he said, "what experience means to a ballplayer. It's an intangible. You know you have it when you do things without thinking. Watch the great ones like Mays and Mantle. They do things instinctively. "I knew what I had to learn because I was being embarrassed. I messed up on bunts, on cut-off throws, on all the little things you have to know to be a good ballplayer. That's what I worked on the past two years, "Honestly, 1 didn't know when we started the season if I even would make the club. I only had a fair spring, but in the opening game I changed my stance a little by holding my bat out like Frank Robinson does. It helped my swing and I've been hitting well since. * + * "But to me the optimal situation is one in which a player can go through as many games as possible without making a mistake. "There are guys around who Can hit .300 but still have to go out to the .minors and learn to play their position." 'Rick Reichardt has learned rather quickly. The View from Here ED HAYES 4-HIT MASTERPIECE A Dozen for Marichal SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Juan Marichal will more than likely miss pitching in the three- game weekend series at Los Angeles against the Dodgers, Whicii could hurt the San Francisco Giants. NininiiiniiaiiiiiiiBiiininniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiif COURIER NEWS FRIDAY. JTJN15 17, 19M PAOI 11OHT But it won't hurt Marichal's bid to win 30 games this season. He became the major's first 12- game winner this season by stopping the Houston Astros 2-1 Thursday on four hits. * * * The victory put Marichal 13 days or three turns ahead of Dizzy Dean, last man to win 30 major league games in one season. Dean did it in 1934 lor the St. Louis Cardinals. Marichal's latest masterpiece came in the (2nd game of the icason. In the 100 games remaining, Marichal should gel about 25 mort starts, High (C) Note for Betty RESULTS ARE IN. AND LOOK WHAT HAPPENED. Betty Prensell of Blytheville has won ?100 in a national bowling tournament, sponsored in New Orleans by the WIBC. No, she didn't earn the check by writing a 25-word essay "Why I Like to Bowl in New Orleans." She earned it the hard way: rolling a three-game 561 scratch series under knee- trembling pressure. Nothing petty about heady Betty. * * * Betty and five other girls, members of the Ark-Mo Power traveling team, made the trip to New Orleans: Jan Moore, Betty Coats, Blanche Branscum, Charlotte Valentine and Sue Richardson. Charlotte peeled off a 562 in Division A and won about ?15. A few other bucks were picked up but they're scarcely worth mention, although when you've just returned from a fun run to New Orleans, one buck or even a half buck warms you with a glow of prosperity. "We had a ball," one of the visitors to New Orleans enthused. "But don't print that." I heard her but I didn't promise anything. * * * A Junior Mess BIG THRILL FOR JUNIOR FISHERMEN RONNIE Hidden, 9, and Mike Hardy, 7. They came back with 96 bream a few days ago from Corona Lake—with the help of Mike's daddy, Finis Hardy (around 21 or older). The kids did most of the catching. Finis was too busy baiting to do much netting of his own. For the fishermen, the next best thrill to hauling in a mess of fish is watching their offspring do it. * * * STOCK CAR FANS LIKE TO PLAY THE GAME OF guessing how much the crafty drivers like Hooker Hood of Memphis earn. It's a fascinating subject in any profession. "I don't know how much Hooker earns for sure," said Harold Pery, co-owner of Blytheville Speedway, "but I do know he's already taken over $1,000 away from our track." And the season is just beginning. * * * Two Long Dreams IT'S JUST LIKE A DREAM. That's how Tommy Hrabovsky, former BHS football player, looks at the last two and a half months of his life which were spent in the Marine Corps. Tommy's home again and out of the Corps, despite a rather remarkable record in which he earned a stripe, made squad leader, was honor Marine of his platoon, arid qualified to attend Officers' Candidate School. .. In the intense training area around San Diego he developed a foot and ankle infection. Upon further examination a battery of medical men discovered an old skin rash which his folks had always regarded as an allergy. But the. Marine people said it was incurable, he should never have been allowed past the examining board at Li'l Rock, and then this week discharged him. * * * In addition to his football playing, Tommy also had about two or three amateur boxing bouts here at Legion Arena. He should never forget his first one. They were matching the guys by weights and the 18-year-old Blytheville boy ended up across from veteran Stacey Sanford who was about 26. It was the greatest mismatch since Don Knotts and John Wayne went after the same girl in the movie "Guts and Gals." * * * Sanford won the fight. Tommy recalls the night all right but doesn't remember anything about the fight because he woke up in the dressing room. Really, he didn't come around completely until he was home and in bed. Boxing gloves were available for the Marines, too. Tommy laced 'em up seven times and had a 6-1 record. He avenged the one loss. The Blytheville boy is only 19 now but he has changed. If they were macthing Hrabovsky and Sanford again it would likely be another mismatch-with maybe Sanford this time waking up on a piece of dressing room furniture. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Bryan Schisler, Jonesboro High basketball coach, conducts a grade-school basketball clinic. In Jonesboro, of course .... The slate semipro baseball tournament is July 22-23-24; and July 29-30-31. The host is Caraway. Winner qualifies for the national at Wichita Engineering student Van Parker, who earned a track numeral at UA this spring, also earned six As and two Bs in the classroom. Van must be in.« hurry. Now he's attending summer Khool it Arkansas State. ack Fryer, Little Rock, S and Consolation semifinals, Julie antis, Fort Smith, defeated rs. Jean Armstrong, Pasa- oula, Miss., 2 and 1, Sixth flight: championship mifinals, Mrs. John C. Lillie, ochester, Minn, .defeated Mrs. ames Ward HI, Fort Smith, 4 nd 3; Mrs. Karl P. Wiliard, ort Smith, deefeated Mrs. Kirk Vigne, Shreveport, a., 3 »nd Consolation semifinals, Mrs. Say Ivey, Little Rock, defeated rs. W. A. Heffelfinger, North ittle Rock, 6 and 4; Mrs. Jack oe, North Little Rock, defeat•d Mrs. William L. Rogers, ascagoula, Miss., 1 and 1 By ED SHEARER FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - oberta Aibers planned to use ie 36th annual Trans-Missis- ppi Women's Amateur Golf ournament as a warm up for ext week's National Collegiate olf championships at Colum- de 'Only Worn' Sam Hurts Arm Again By MIKE RATHET NEW YORK (AP)-Just about i month ago Sam McDowell was being compared favorably with Sandy Koufax in virtually every pitching department. Now the only thing that bears eomparison is their recent medical history. McDowell, plagued by arm trouble for the last three weeks, made only his second start during that period Thursday night against New Vork and was belted out in the fifth inning as the Yankees won on a 7-6 victory over Cleveland. "Yen, I hurt my arm again," McDowell revealed as he sat slumped on a stool in the Indians' dressing room after the game. "It's the same thing as before—only a little more severe." He pointed to a spot on his shoulder which had caused the r^ Action Tonight Stock car racing, softball and baseball are the top spectator attractinos in the area tonight. . The stock car show ii at Cottonwood Raceway, • few miles west of Osceola at the Interstate 5S cutoff. Time trials are scheduled at 6:30, races at 8:15. Sunday the stock scene shifts to Blytheville Speedway. Top baseball show is at Light Brigade Field in Blytheville with the Dud Casons taking on Heinea in an American Legion twi-night twinbill at 5:30. Second scuffle should start about 7:30. The softball show is at Blytheville Air Force Base at 8 o'clock, with Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville furnishing the opposi- The Pepsi men last night won the first half of the Kennett Softball League championship. Bill Sharp gets the nod to start for Blytheville, with an All-SAC hurler turning 'em loose for the servicemen. Publw is invited. trouble before, and added: * * * "That's where it hurt before— now it's al! over the shoulder." us, Ohio, where she will ind her title. But plans can change and lose of the 19-year-old Univer- ity of Miami sophomore met n abrupt change Thursday •hen she ended the long wining streak of Mrs. Nancy Roth yms. Miss Aibers, of Miami Beach, la., blasted a five-iron shol rom 150 yards out to within ,, u wflg ve feet of the cup, and then n said ank the birdie putt for a 1-up . ., riumph on the 19th hole. Mrs, Syms of Hollywood, Fla. ad made the current women's mateur tour her own affair, she had won six straight tournaments and was unbeaten this lex. * * * Miss Aibers had nerves of teel as she stroked in a five- bot putt for a par on 18 with flrs. Syms only a foot from the lole. 'The only thing I thought McDowell, who pitched in relief Tuesday night and then was pronounced ready for his start against the Yankees, said he first felt the pain while he was warming up. But he didn't give it much thought. 'It was my own stupiity,' "I shouldn' have gone out there to pitch. I just tried to rush things too fast "I felt it when I was warming up but I had been told I couldn' hurt anything. I felt I could work it out. So I went ahead. I was just plain stupid. It kep getting worse and by the time '. came out I couldn't lift my arm." coming down that 19th fairway was that 'here's your chance to beat the nation's best amateur," Hiss Aibers said. "I Just dreamed of this day. I've wanted to >lay her again so badly. I never win a match anymore i han I did today." The two Florida golfers had met only once previously when flrs. Syms won 5 and 4 in the 36-hole finals of the 1963 Florida state tournament. Miss Aibers battled the me- dalist, Mrs. Lew Gilliam of Whittier, Calif., in this afternoon's semifinal. Mrs. Gilliam beat Miss Judy Jehle of Montgomery, Ala., 7 and 6, shooting one over par through 12 holes, which left her at one over for the 65 holes she tas played over te 6,300-yard tfardscrabble Country Club course. * * * "I know she's tough," said Miss Aibers. "I really got myself into a swell bracket." The Gilliam - Aibers winner will face the Winner of the Peg- 5y Conley-Jeanie Butler match in Saturday's 36-hole finals. Miss Conley, a Curtis Cupper from Spokane, Wash., beat pretty Connie Day of Chattanooga, Tenn., 3 and 2. Miss Butler eliminated Dorothy Germain of Blytheville, Ark., 3 and 2. Americans vt. Aussfas Tennis Test of Strength 'King' Syndicated BALTIMORE (AP) - Kaua King, Mike Ford's colt who won the first two legs of racing's Triple Crown before losing the Belmont, has beeen syndicate for a record $2,520,000. "It's quite a deal isn't it?" Ford said after the syndication vas formed to sell the Kentucky )erby and Preakness winner. The syndication is based on 36 shares at $70,000 apiece and r ord said he "retains less than il shares" for himself. WORN TIRES can be TOO expensive! Sears has anew 4-ply Nylon tire for as littja at $7.99 plot $l.87Mfr.'« Exci» Tax. Get your Ml money's worth with Seen dual guarantee and extra low catalog price. Just call PO 3-1600 Drive m end hove your tires mounted and balanced while you shop. CATALOG SALES OFFICE PLAZA SHOPPING CENTER By GEOFFREY MILLER LONDON (AP)-American •ennis stars Dennis Ralston and Marty Riessen faced two top Australians today in a trial of strength before Wimbledon. Ralston, of Bakersfield, Calif., faced defending champion Roy Emerson. Riessen, of Evanston, 111., had to play Tony Roche, the Australia left-hander who is seeded No. 2 for this year's Wimbledon tournament. The matches were the semifinals of the London's Queens Court Tournament, which is the last big event before Wimbleon starts Monday. Ralston, who has been erratic this week, suddenly snapped out of it Thursday with a stylish 6-4, 6-3 triumph over Manuel Santana of Spain. * * * Emerson had to struggle for a 3-6, 14-12, 6-3, victory Thursday over British Davis Cup star Bobby Wilson. Riessen, volleying well, scored a 10-8, 7-5 triumph over the tall left-handed Yugoslav star, Nicole Pilic. Roche overpowered Nicola Pietrangeli, the Italian artist, 75, 3-6, 6-4. Ralston, by winning today, could upset the Wimbledon seeding still more than he already has done. He is placed sixth in the seeding list. Santa-. na, whom he defeated so dec!-, sivly Thursday, is fourth. Em- . erson is the top seed. LOS ANGELES-Dave Centi, 223 Tacoma, Wash., outpointed John Davey, 192, Studio City, Calif., 10. You'll Enjoy "It's Highly Contagious" But you will love every minute of it. See one of our Salesmen tor your Swing Fever Deal! They're Great. SAM BLACK MOTOR COMPANY Olds-GMC Trucks 317 E. Main— PO 2-2056 Why is our top so way out? The top ol the Volkswagen Convert^ ible is way out of the car for a very simple reason: We hod no other practi-j col place to put it. ^ . Of course, we hod ether alferna-: lives. We could hove put the top in the back seat. (It wouldn't hove been out of the for, but 2 or '3 people would have been.) Or ws could hove made room lor the top by making the bug o little longer. (But it would no longer have been the little bug,) The way it worked out, our Convert-i ible hos all the practical benefits ol our Sedan,, r S«ating for 4 adults, parking ease, and economy (overage '29-mpg; 40,000 miles on tires!. But many people don't need practical benefits. They simply like our top. They like it because it has o real glass window in the back. And because it's padded, and fitted by hand, so it's weatherproof and'it actually cushions sound.. They like our top when it's up for it» "smooth custom-made, look. And when it'» down for its unusual way-out look. To many people our top is so way- out, it's in.j CENTRAL MOTOR SALES 1300 S. Division Blytheville, Ark. PO 3-1812 (Europe" Dellftrlu Amiable)

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