The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 21, 1966 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 21, 1966
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(Art.) Ceurtor l»«wi - Tuesday, Jun« II, 1968 • Np Htef The Vkw from Her* ED HAYES * * * BCC Gets Prize BLYTHEVILLE COUNTRY CLUB HAS A ONE-YEAR lease on the Howcll Trophy. The cup should be arriving any day, soon as the inscrlber finishes his part in the deal. Dot Germain and Mrs. Dale Dunlap won it by lying the " host Fort Smith club for low qualifying in last week's Trans- Mississippi tournament. Interestingly, the cup has made a complete cycle., As they were posing for photographs and all that over at Hardscrabble, they noticed the name of Dot's mother on the trophy. "I'd forgotten all about it," said Mrs. Germain here yesterday. "I guess it was for the Omaha Field Club ... way back in the Darken Ages." Around 1940 she meant. The Germains are comparatively new to Blytheville and a good deal of that time Dot has been away at school. Still, you'd be surprised how many people around here were pulling for the youngster. What I mean is, you'd be surprised if you didn't know the people around here. They were proud of the accomplishments of Mrs. Dunlap and Margery Hale, too. As they have been for a few years. The two are entered in the women's state tournament at Cherokee Village this week, while Dot has moved over to Ohio for the intercollegiate at Columbus. *.•**' Li'I League All-Star I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M TELLING YOU THIS BUT Blytheville Li'l League's annual all-star baseball game is Saturday night at 7 o'clock. Tickets cost 25 cents. The way the kids have been swarming all over town with smudged tickets .in. their moist hands, it's indeed unlikely you don't already know. The way one of the li'l ticket sellers was pounding on my door Sunday afternoon, I thought the communists had busted through our last line and were marching up Ruddle Road. Shamrock Waits FEM FOLKS AT SHAMROCK LANES DON'T EXPECT to know if they'll get next year's state bowling tournament for women until some time next week. The state board has a meeting Sunday. President and secretary of the state association were in Blytheville two afternoons ago to check facilities and c.atcti the tenor and enthusiasm of the local crowd. If the gals get the tournament, it'll be a big thmg-and a big job. Indians Exciting OSCEOLA'S SEMIPRO INDIANS, WHO HAVE SCORED 42 runs in their last two games, have an 8 o'clock engagement at home tonight against Memphis Hardwood. This game was on the orignial schedule, cancelled, and then business manager Russ Middleton was able to put it back on again when they got the traffic on Hale Field cleared " P Roger Sledge from the Bootheel has drawn the starting SEE HOW THEY RUN - Danny Williams of Blytheville, one of the reasons the Osceola Indians are an exciting team to watch, steals third base against Harvey's of Jonesboro. (Courier News Photo) assignment for the Indians. The Indians plan to play a few games in Blytheville this year I believe they'd make a good draw, don't you? For some reason, the fans in Osceola haven't responded yet to the team this season. They're an exciting club to follow. Last Saturday they chased Harvey back to Jonesboro 15-1. * * * Before taking in the Indians' game Saturday night, some of us dropped into Stormy Lynch's drive-in. At least I know that guy can do more than blow a whistle at football and basketball games. He turns out a special barbecued pig Mn I've known Stormy 10 years but this, believe it or not, was the first time I'd ever seen him working. I enjoyed the meal except for one thing. The music. At home I play records like Litolff's Scherzo from Concerto Svmphoriique and Beethoven's Sonata Fantasia in E Fla Major while I eat. At. Stormy'* the selections run from Don't Touch Me to Barefootin 1 . It was an experience. Jonesboro's McAlister to UA FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Mack McAlister, a Class AAA ill-state player from Jonesboro, has become the llth high school basketball star signed by the University of Arkansas. » * • McAliitar, a six-foot playmak- er, led Jonesboro to second place in the Glass AAA state ROME, Italy —. Domenico Tiberia. ISO, Italy outpointed Jamei Shdton, 1SW4, I/» An- feles, 8. : PHOENIX, Arto. - Charlie Austin 158, Phoenix, outpointed Oomeo Brennan, 1M%, Sahara- M, U. TrUCo Blytheville Mustangs have a .jame at Manila tonight In the 'ri-County Senior Pony League t 7:30. Blytheville Colts lost a league ame last night at Leachville -0. *ony tournament last season. Razorback Coach Duddy Wa ler called McAlister "a iine outside boy." Owls defeated Eagles 5 to 2 esterday afternoon in a Pony eague game at Federal Com- ress Park to chalk up their ourth league win. Danny ranch pitched all. the way for ie winners with Ronnie Richrdson behind the plate. Steve )orris was the losing pitcher. ,en Ellis was the Eagle catcher. Owls' record is now 4-2, Bales 3-4. Bears are to meet Wings and lams have the Tigers in a dou- •leheader tonight at Light Bri- ;ade Field. First game at 6 i'clock. Little Blytheville Little League had suspended game last night. American Legion and North 61 re to complete it at a later ate. When they called a halt, fter eight innings, the score f/as 2-2. It was a battle between pitch- rs Blsher (15 strikeouts) for Legion and Abbott (13 strike- uts) for the Northsiders. Julian and Fisher had two its apiece in Legion's six-hit ttack. Northsiders rapped sev- n safeties, two each by Robnson and Hendrix. In the other game, Jaycees lipped Ark-Mo 6-5. Tolley was the winning piteh- r, yielding eight hits, striking jut six and giving up just one walk. Crigger was the loser, iaguley relieved. M. Davis rapped two hits or the Jaycees, while Baguley and Crigger handled the Ark- tfo charge with two hits each. Tonight's schedule: Randall !&. Rotary at 6:30; and Lions /s. Kiwanis at 8. llllllllllllllllillllinilllllllllllllllllllllllllllim My Last Race, Says Driver Harl Prior, tht itock car racer who was Injured In • stunning crackup at Blytheville Speedway Sunday night, iays he has taken part in his last race. '. The young driver from Benton, 111., Is In Chickasawba Hospital with a broken leg and multiple bruises and cuts. Speaking from his hospital bed in Room B-4 yesterday he said he clearly remembered everything about the mishap. He said he had mashed the accelerator "all the way down on the straightaway" but when ht tried to let up for the turn, the acceleration roared on. * . * * The super-modified machine went over the track barrier without touching it and sailed about 40 feet beyond the track. Prior said he hoped to get home sometime this week. The thing he hates-worst, however, is that he probably won't be home when his wife has her baby. It's due any time. iiiiiiinaiiiiiii 'Cant' Figure It, Can't Figure It' Wails Arnie By BOB GKEN SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Arnold Palmer's head was down, his shoulders slumped and his forehead creased as. he rudged morosely over the last few holes of his U.S. Open Golf !hampionship playoff with Billy Casper. He'd lost in two previous Open playoffs — to Jack Nicklaus and Julius Boros — but the double disaster over the back nine of the Olympic Country Club course was something new to the onetime master of the game. ' ' ' . '•It's an experience I hav'l't had," the. bewildered Palmer said Monday. "I can't figure it. I just can't figure it. I didn't hit bad shots but I got bad .results." Someone asked how.this one compared with his other playoffs. "Pretty darn similar," Palmer said. . . Maybe so. Maybe not. Its doubtful that he ever wanted to win one more.. And it's almost certain that no one ever blew higher, He had this one won Sunday when he had a seven-stroke lead with nine holes to go in the fourth round. He blew to a 39 on the back nine and settled for a tie with Casper at 278. Monday, in the playoff, he was two up at the turn when the game he thought had been repaired again split at the seams under the pressure of Casper's ley putts. Palmer had been in a yearlong decline from his position as :he game's dominant figure when he failed to make the cut in the Open a year ago. It was then that he started a comeback. He went home to the rolling hills of Western Pennsyl- ROUGH STUFF AT ARENA One for the Fans You can hardly match 'em any tougher than this one. Promoter Herb Welch, wringing his hands in rather fiendish anticipation, has booked Chin Lee and Luke Graham to face Tojb Yamamoto and Tamaya Soto in the main event tag team match tonight at Legion Arena. "I got the one people have been hollering for," the promoter proclaimed. "It's a real roughy." * * * The four professional heavyweight wrestlers have never before been in a ring together but it's a bout that could take a lead place on almost any program on the circuit. All are talented and crafty, all have appeared on television many times. The battle is down for a best-of-three de- cision, winner-take-all, no disqualification and no time limit. Wrestling regulars can hardly ask for more. In the opener, another pair of shrewd performers have the task of beating each other and gaining favor with the crowd. It's Rowdy Red Roberts vs. Treacherous Phillips, one-huor time limit, best-of-thre«. * * * The promoter said he would like to hav« two referees for the main event if possible. He wasn't promising anything, though. "I'd just better not say how many or who," he cautioned. Admissions are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. Reserved ringside tickets may be purhcased inside the Arena. First bell at 8:30. OPEN CHAMP CASPER PASSES UP BRITISH Billy's Next Move: To Church By JACK STEVENSON Palmer duplicated his collapse Associated Press Sports Writer of Sunday and shot a 73 after SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Newly crowned U.S. Open champion Billy Casper will pass and the Laurel Valley | up the British Open next month course to repair his game. It looked as if he had something going. He won two tournaments early this year and appeared to be on the rebound. After a third round 66 put him in the lead, it appeared that the Open was going to be the climax to that comeback, the big title that would put him again at the top. "I had a little trouble on the back nine all week," Palmer understated. I got the bogey on 11, and Bill got that long putt that kind of changed things. "I sill felt good, still felt like playing, like it. Maybe Things it didn't look slowed down pretty much then. "I still don't know what happened. I'd like to know." BUENOS AIRES - Milo Calhoun, 165, Jamaica, Carlos Rivero, 167, drew, 10. and Juan Argentina, to play in a churph event. "My wife and I were recently converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), and it has brought me a new inner strength," the 34-year-old champion said. "Golf isn't the most important thing in my life now as it used to be." Casper changed.his religious affiliation late last year and on Jan. 1 was baptized by the Mormons. After tying Arnold Palmer with a tremendous comeback on Sunday, he made an 80- mile trip to take part in a church fireside program at Petaluma, Calif. He plans to play in the Mormon tournament at Salt Lake leading by two, strokes at the end of nine holes at the Olympic Club course. They tied at 278. That brought a $25,000 top prize for Billy plus $1,500 as his share of the playoff proceeds, and he'll tithe—give 10 per cent to the church. * * * In 1959, Casper weighed 220 when he won the title at Winged Foot in Mamaroneck, N.Y., but two years ago he went on an exotic diet to combat an allergy condition and slimmed to 175. He breakfasted on swordfish and sliced tomatoes before going out to meet Palmer. He went a stroke down at the fourth hole when Arnie dropped an 18-foot putt and lost another stroke at the next hole when his drive hit a tree. A six-foot birdie putt cut the margin to one at the eighth, but he three-putted the City,. Utah, which precludes his! ninth, the first time he had done going to Muirfield, Scotland, for the British Open July 6-8. Casper captured his second Open championship with some great putting for a one-under- par 69 in Monday's playoff while it in this tournament. The key to victory came at the llth, where Billy dropped a 25-footer for a birdie, while Palmer missed from four feet to even the match. Then at 13, Casper ramed home a 35-foot putt for another birdie and took the lead. Palmer's collapse reached full proportions as he shot two bogeys and a double bogey on the next three holes. "The llth where I bogeyed and Bill made the putt was the turning point," Palmer said. "This round was an experience I haven't had. I thought I was not hitting bad shots but getting bad results." * * + On the final nine, a toeam for Casper and a nightmare for Arnie, the winner gained 13 strokes over his foe on the final two rounds. He had started tha second nine trailing by seven strokes and fighting to assure himself the runner-up spot. "When Arnie slipped on Sunday, I was charging and ready. When he left the door ajar a crack, I was slip in," said the champion from San Diego, who ironically represents a tennis club. Originally, he signed with Peacock Gap Golf Club near San Francisco but when it was sold, his affiliatiot stayed ittta its tennis facility. MIDGET Jaguars romped to a 14-3 victory over Orioles in YMCA Midget League last night at Midget Park. There was only one hit in the game, as both .earns had some difficulty with heir pitching control. Winners tallied four in the irst, three in the second, four in the third, one in the fourth and two in the sixth, while Orioles scored single markers in ihe third, fourth and sixth innings. Aggressive base running by the winners was a big factor in the top heavy scoring. Tonight's league game is bs- tween Hawks and Falcons at 8 PEE WES Pee Wee Jets were plagued with pitching troubles yesterday as they were defeated 16-0 by the Hornets at Midget Park There'were only two hits in'the game, both by Hornets and both coming in the second inning. 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