The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 18, 1966 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 18, 1966
Page 7
Start Free Trial

MAKING ENDS MEIT So/3/er without a War Squeeze Was on Davis By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK (NBA) Lamar Hunt, the founder of the American Football League, had just finished relaying the terms of the pro peace merger to Al Davis, the young commissioner. Davis was apopledic. He told Hunt and his committee (Ralph Wilson of Buffalo and Billy Sullivan of Boston) what he thought of the deal. "Tell him,,.Lamar," said Wilson, "the last provision." "Oh yes," continued Hunt, "there's only going to be one commissioner over both leagues—Pete Rozclle." * * * In front of Davis sat the two men most responsible tor landing him in the driver's seat of the AFL just two months before. They had sponsored him for the position. When they were appointed the peace negotiating committee Davis had to concur. When they sold him down the river, to end the pro football war, Davis was free to tell them what he thought of them. He did.. He also let them know that under no circumstances would he stay on in a secondary position. "I feel bad about that," said Wilson later. * * * Hunt had gone into the final negotiations with a firm agreement the AFL would insist that both Davis and Rozelle remain as commissioners of their respective leagues and a third; impartial parly would be appointed to resolve all future conflicts. When he came out, sans Davis, it illustrated the difference in the way the two leagues operated. The AFL commissioner had no real say in the bargaining that led to the most significant deal in professional football history. He was kept appraised and could suggest, but (he owners carried the ball all the way. In the NFL, however, Pete Rozelle called all the shots, via Tex Schramm, president of the Dallas Cowboys. This made an interesting parlay. Schramm, as general manager of the Rams, hired Rozelle for his Shamrock Host President and secretary of the women's slate bowling organization are scheduled to drop in at Shamrock Lanes Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock. Object: see if Shamrock can handle the WIBC state tournament here next January and February. Jean Pearcy, president, and Teresa Kelone, secretary are both from Little Rock, * * * "We urge all people who are interested in having the tournament here to join us Sunday afternoon," stated Myrtle Thomas, Incoming president of the Blytheville Women's Bowling Association. "All I can do is add an exclamation point to that statement," offered Sue Richardson, outgoing president. Charlotte Valentine is the local secretary. Brute Strength Matched Against Finesse in Open By JACK STEVENSON SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The 66th U.S. Open Golf Tournament developed today into a match of the brute strength of a resurging Arnold Palmer and the finesse of Billy Casper . Deadlocked at 137 going into 'the third round, they led an assault on the tight Olympic Club course on which golfers are scoring far lower than expected. "These two boys over here are playing like gangbusters," declared Phi! Rodgers who had carded an even par 140 to deadlock for second place with unknown Rives McBee. The latter, a rookie pro, surprise everyone with a record-tying 64 on his i second round of the $150,000 ihov;. ; * * * . 1 Galleries and television view; '•rs today saw two contrasting ItyJiiti io Palmer aod Casper, each of whom has won the Open once. Arnie, the charger, utilizes tremendous power. Billy depends more on position and a deft putting touch. Palmer fired a four-under-par 66 Friday causing some embarrassment to host pro Kyle Burton who. before play started Thursday had declared, "I'll eat my hat if he can Change this course." Even Arnie, with one of his greatest rounds, didn't card the lowest score. The surprising McBee from Midland, Tex., a pro only since last Aug. 1, conquered the Olympic with a 64 to equal the individual 18-hole record for this 71-year-old tour nament. Casper carded a 68 to go with his opening 69 on a course where only five rounds lower than par 70 were shot during the full 78 holes of UieWH Open, first pro football .job, as the club publicity man. Rozelle's elevation to commissioner in 1960 coincided with Schramm's arrival in Dallas to be general manager of the new expansion Cow-' boys. They're close friends, and Pete knows how to b« discreet and a good negotiator. Pitting Schramm against Hunt renewed an old rivalry, for Lamar's Kansas City Chiefs were originally located in Dallas, against the Cowboys—and Lamar lost that battle, too, when he left town. "The merger," said Tex the other day, "would not have been possible without Pete." I'll say. Rozelle laid down the ground rules for pro football peace, and they were followed almost all the way. Pete might even have acted as the negotiator himself, except that he felt he might become emotionally involved, whereas sitting behind the scenes he could evaluate the situation objectively and actually be In a stronger position to exercise his influence. You know he had to come out of it on top. * * * So Pete now stands as probably-the single strongest man in all' of sports. There's no doubt pro football will thrive under the merger, although a little of the tang of competition has gone out of it. Rozelle has a corporate mind and already projects a study of pro football to see what direction the "new" National Football League will take when the four seasons leading to complete merger under one roof are up. "CBS is in the midst of one right now," he explained. In the meantime, his erstwhile rival, Davis, won't suffer. The merger violated his long-term contract so he'll have no trouble getting his money, which is rumored to be $60,000 for the next five years. * * * He could go back to the Oakland Raiders if he wanted to. A prominent owner in the Western Division of the NFL has coveted Davis as a general manager for some time. His big secret is that he wasn't able to complete the campaign he started for equality and which he's convinced the AFL would have won if his owners hadn't capitulated when the older league flattered them by finally recognizing they exit- ted. "Like eld Doug (MacArthur)," muttered Davis after the coup d'etat. "I'll be back." But without • wan. After All that Trouble, Wlatu Lose Dodgers Licked, Slip to Third By MIKE RATMBT Associated Press Sporti writer Willie MeCOvey still has his hbrne run touch, but Gaylord Perry finally has lost his. McCovey had his touch in the eighth irtning and slammed a tit-breaking three-run homer wiiile Perry worked without his touch and scattered seven hits as National League leading San Francisco knocked the Los Angeles Dodgers into third place, 4-1. Perry, completing his first game sine* an ankle injury three weeks ago, brought his record to 8-1-the best in the major leagues on a percentage basis. And the big reason for his amazing flip- flop frtm last year's 8-12 record is his home run record. The 27-year-old right-hander, Gonzalez, normally an infield. who never has won more than 12 games in his career, has not allowed a homer in 11 games this season. Last year he was tagged at a one-homer-every- other-game clip and sunend- ered to a total of 21. McCovey, meanwhile, brought his homer total to 14 and c6m- bined with Perry to build the Giants' winning streak to six and their NL lead to 3^4 games over Pittsburgh and four over the defending champion Dodgers. * * * The Pirates moved up with a 4-2 victory over Atlanta, Philadelphia edged St. Louis 6-5 and the New York Mets swept Cincinnati «-5 »nd 2-1. Houston and the Chicago Cubs were not scheduled. Matty Alou collected four of the Pirates' 13 hits, triggering a two-run first inning uprising and driving in the final run in th« eighth inning with another sin- gl«. Don Cardweell, tagged for a homer by Mack Jones, got the victory with relief help from Pete Mikkelsen, and Woody Fryman. Mikkelsen was touched for a homeer by Felipe Alou. * * * Tony Taylor pulled the Phillies into a 5-5 tie in the eighth when he singled, stole second and raced home, on Hal Woo- deshick's wild pitch. Then he singled home Rich Allen with the winning run in the ninth after J. Callison had been thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on Allen's single. Eddie Breessoud, who slammed a. three-run homer in the. first game for the Mets, drove in their only runs in the nightcap with a bases-loaded single off Hank Fischer in the seventh inning. Fischer, ac| quired from .Atlanta Wednesday, h»d the Mets shut out on wo hits through six innings. Bressoud's homer in the opener pulled the Mets into a 3-3 tie. The Reds pulled ahead but New York came from behind and won It on Ron Hunt's two-run double in the eighth, inning. Bob Shaw, acquired in a cash deal with San Francisco, won his second in as many starts for the Mets. Although Pedro Gonzalez didn't do too well in the Cleveland Indians' four-man infield, he was flawless in their four- man outfield. er, made art error while playing second base that gave Washington an 11-inning, M.victWy over Cleveland Friday night. The miscue cam* 6ft Jim King's grounder with the bases Friday *'i fcy THIS ASS6C!ATftb BATTIN'6 - Eddie Bressoud, Mets, hit a three-run homer in he first game and drove in both runs in the nightcap with a bases-Iftaded single in the seventh inning as New York swept Cincinnati 6-5 and 2-1. PITCHING - Gaylor Perry, Giants, scattered seven hits as National League leading an "Yanciseo defeated Los Angeles 4-1. loaded in the llth and 'tied 4-4. Gonzalez scooped the grounder and fire to plate. But the throw as low, and Bob Saverine trotted across with the winning run. However, « the throw had been accurate, the next Senator batter would have been Frank Howard. And since Howard was the reason for the four-man out. field, when King grounded to second, perhaps Gonzalez was busy wondering whether he would make another trip to right-center. * * * Gonzalez traveled out there in the ninth inning when Howard came to bat with two out and the game tied. Center fielder Vic Davalillo moved toward left-center while left fielder Chuck Hinton played close to Trans-Miss. FORT SMITH, Ark! (AP) •*• Kathy Farrer of Decatur, Ala., won her semifinal match and :ook the first flight championship by default Friday in the Trans-Mississippi Women's Amateur golf tournament. Defaulting was Parn Higgins of Groveport, Ohio. Other Results: Second flight: Championship, Sharon Moran, Carlsbad, Calif., defeated Mrs. Joan Thomas, Joplin, Mo., 3 and 2. Consola- ion, Mrs. William Dills, Mus. togee, Okla,, defeated Lea Larson, Clarksville 2 and 1. Third, flight: Championship, Paulette Erickson, Atlanta, Ga., defeated Mrs. Jim Wellons, Little Rock, default. Consolation, Sally Tomlinson, Oakland, Calif., defeated Mrs. Bruce Gilliland, Kimball, Neb., 5 and 4. Fourth flight: Championship, Mrs. Stanley Handelman, Ball win, Mo., defeated Mrs. Charles Conway, Fort Smith,' 3 and 2. Consola.tion, Mrs. John Surbur, San Antonio, • Tex., defeated Mrs. Carle Robbins, Fort Smith, 4 and 3. Fifth flight: Championship, Mrs. Herbert P. Paskal, St. Louis, defeated Mrs. A. K. Kline, Tulsa, Okla., 5 and 4. Consolation, Susan Overfelt, Hartsdale, N.Y., defeated Julie Yantis Fort Smith, 2 and 1. Sixth flight: Championship, Mrs. Karl P. Willard, Fort Smith, defeated Mrs. John C. Lillie, Rochester, Minn., 1-up. Consolation, Mrs. Jack Poe, North Little Rock, defeated Mn. Ray Ivcy, Uttte Rock, ) tod I. Gonzalez resumed his normal position the next inning, and he was itill there in the llth. In other American League games, Baltimore beat Boston 5-3,.New York defeated Detroit 5-2, Chicago topped Minnesota 3- l and California triffled Kansas City 4-2. Brooks Robinson hit a three- run homer and Frank Robinson connected with one on, giving Baltimore's Steve Barber enough support for his sixth victory in eight decisions. Don Demeter and Carl Yastrzefllski homered for Boston. * * * M«I Stottlemyre pitched a five-hitter, while Bobby Rich, ardson led New.- York's attack the left field line. Shortstop Chiea Salmon moved very close to third baseman Max Alvis, leaving an extremely huge gap between short and first. Indians' Manager Birdie Teb- b«ts employed the shift, hoping to hold the mammoth slugger to a single. "This is a big ball park," Tebbets said of D.C. Stadium, "and he's been hitting us very good. If I only overshift in the infield, be might get a double and be in scoring position. I .put in the fourth outfielder, and I take away that double. . "I saw them overshift in the infield against Ted Williams, and he got a lot of doubles." Howard didn't get a double. He. didn't even get a single. He grounded to shortstop Salmon who threw him out. Aussies Darken American Hopes LONDON (AP) - Australian star Roy Emerson faced countryman Tony Roche in today's final of the London Tennis Championships after the two Aussies cast a shadow on American hopes for next week's Wimbledon Tournament. Emerson downed Dennis Ralston of Bakersfield, Calif.* 64. 68, 6-4, while Roche defeated Marty Riessen of Evanston, 111. 6-2, 6-1. Rosemary Casals of San Francisco and Mrs. Blllie Jean Moffitt King of Long Beach, Calif., reached the women's doubles final with a 8-3, 3-8, 6-1 triumph over Nancy Richey of Dallas, Tex., and Maria Bueno of Brazil. Riessen and Clark Graebner of Beachwood. Ohio, were eliminated in the men's doubles by Emerson and Fred Stolle, another Aussie, 6-3, 13-11. "Cowpoke" WESTERN SHOP SEE US . . . For Noeon* Boots, Tack, Qroemlnt Supplies. & Clothing, Driftwood Arr»ni«- menti Sale South of BlythevOIe on Hwy. 61 END FEAR of doctor at toipful bllli. Mutual o! Omam koiplUl, iiirticfl, medtcil expense and Income protection pltn pi; bit bnufiti f»st ind tht cost Is low. Gin yourstlf ind funlly bit protection, new ptice at mini- Cill or writ* — Frank King, Agent P.O. B«z IM — Blythertlta fhor,» VO MOM Representing Mutual of Omaha MUTUAL OF OMMU INSURANCE COMMNT Lin INIUIUNCE: ONItBD OF OMAJU OfflM! with -thrfte hits, Richardson singled and scared in the fourth, then double across one run an scored another in the Yankees' f6ur-run fifth. Al Kaline hit a two-run homer for Detroit in the eighth. Chicagb 'beat Minnesota .for the first time this season behind Tommy John's six-hitter. Fourth-inning singles by Don Buford, T6m McGraw, Pl6yd Robinson and Lee Elia accounted for two runs and helped stop the Twins' eight-game winning streak over the White Sox. "Willie Smith's two-run hbmer in the California seventh snapped a 2-2 tie between the Angels and Kansas City. Reliev- er Jack Sanford picked up Ml I Seventh victory in nine decisions I for the Angels, who have won six straight. Joe Nossek singled lorn the Athletics' two runs in he second. LAS VEGAS Nev.-Armand ^urenco, Las Vegas, Outpoint- ed Eddie MCGruder, Canada, 10, welterweight. Open Golf SAN FRANCISC6 (AP). Leaders after 36 holes in the U.S. 6pen Golf Tournament: Arnold Palmer 71-66—137 Billy Caspftr 69-«8-137 Phil .R&dgers 70-70-140 Rives McBee 76-64-140 Jack Nicklaus 71-71-142 a-John Miller 70-72-142 Kel Nagle 70-73-143 Juois Boros 74-69-143 Dave Hill 72-71-14S Bob Goalby 71-73-144 Al Mengert 67-77-144 a-Deriotes amateur. WALKER PARK Miniature Golf Weekdays 6-10 p.m. Sat. and Sun. MO p.m. Political Candidates The Courier News has been authorized to announce the following candidates for office in the forthcoming Democratic Primary election: V Legislative Post No. 1 BILLY NICHOLSON * * * District Prosecuting Attorney RALPH E. WILSON Stop Hunting... H • ^BMB^ .^^fc-wwfc". ..Look In Your Newspaper for: Local, State, National and International News Social Happenings and Fashion Tips Interesting Accounts and Pictures of Happenings in Die Sports Field Bargains and Special Services Offered in the Classified and Display Ads BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,100+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free