The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 2, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 2, 1966
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, Mr * After Win; Happy i STOCKHOLM, Swftde.n (A?) • w Sonny - Listoh, victorious IB : his first fight in more than a i year, will resume training 1 shortly for more bouts on the • comeback trail he hopes will : lead tp another shot at the world heavyweight title. '- Th* former chimplpa knocked out Gerhard Zech of ; Germany in 1:11 of the seventh : round of their schedultd V>- '• WlllllllllllllinniHIIWIlllHllflllllllinilllllln'IIIIIUIIIIIpll Friday *'s ' ' i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING«-Wofl4y Fryman, Pirates, retired .26 men in a row after a lead-off single in th» first inning, completing a one- hiter in Pittsburgh's 12-0 victory over the New York Meti. BATTING - Mickey Mantle, Yankees, hit his fifth home run In four games and two singles, pacing New York to an 8-6 victory over Washington. JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP)— Bobby Cole, the 18- year-old South African who won the British Amateur Golf Championship as been granted permission to play in the U.S. and Canadian Championship next month> his father said today. rounder Friday night. Llston weighed J81 and Zech -1M. It was the American's first match since his controversial first, round knockout by Cassius Clay in, Maine, In May. IMS. "I was not tired when the fight ended," Liton ..said. "I have trained very hard and am in excellent condition. I felt very good at the end." Joe Pollino, Liiton's new trainer, rejected Cleveland WU. liams of Houston, Tex. as Ml fighter's next opponent, "Sonny has beaten him twice already," Pollino said, "and he wouldn't gain anything from a fight like that." Williams, also on a comeback, knocked out Tod Herring In Houston Tuesday night. * * * 'We want someone who li ranked between 10th and 15th among the heavyweights for the next fight," Pollino added. "Sonny will be ready to go again in about five or six weeks. He'll need four more bouts before he is ready for a title shot." A crowd of 12,000 saw Liston et Denver, Colo., flatten Zech with a short left-right combination. The German, his face and shoulders covered with blood from a cut over his right eye, got up reeling at the count of 10, but it was too late. , NEW YORK YANKEE rlghtjlelder Roger Marls has some competition on this home run ball which just carried over the low right Held wall In Yankee Stadium. Abe's Jewish Wife Heads Globetrotters Abe, who founded the team 401 clowns. years ago and turned it into a By MARTIN ZUCKER . FRANKFURT, Germany P) -Te clouds and memories rolled by as the jetliner took Mrs. Abe Saperstein and her Harlem Globetrotters to- _. ..___. ward their next European desti- for 32 years, a mother for near- nation. world institution, died of a heart as her team is zany. She talked attack two months ago. And now, Mrs. Sapterstein — a woman in her 50s. a housewife jly 30— heads the basketball Sonny Siebert Glad It's Over By SANDY PADWE Newspaper Enterprise Assn. NEW YORK - (NBA) - Sonny Siebert would read the stories about Gary Peters and Jim Bouton, then he'd imagine the same words being written about him. This was during the early part of the season when Sonny was trying to pitch with a sprained right index finger which completely upset his rhythm and pitching motion. A pitcher's arm is a fragile instrument, delicate as a piece of Limoges China. An insignificant finger sprain can cause enough damage to change a career. It was that way with Bouton and Peters. Big stars the year before> both had arm ailments In 1965 which led to a change in style and then almost total ineffectiveness. Sonny Siebert spent his winter looking forward to 1966. Rightfully so, because last year he was 16-9 with 191 strikeouts for the Cleveland Indians. But during spring training at Tucson, Ariz., he suffered the finger sprain which immediately led to changes in his delivery. "I couldn't throw my fastball and slider properly." he said. "My curve was all right, but I had changed my motion. I'm a leverage pitcher. Due to the injury I found myself losing the leverage. I started throwing strictly with my arm. And I did not follow through correctly." - . After the first two months, he started 10 games and completed only two. His record, however, was 4-3, mainly because the Indians were leading the American League. Then came the night of June 10 when the righthander faced the Washington Senators. "I had talked with Early Wynn (the Indians pitching coach) and had an idea what my trouble was," Sonny said. "I pitched batting practice a couple of times and began feeling better. * • * "Then that night it all worked correctly for the first time. My fast ball and slider were working. So was my curve. I; was keeping the ball down, too." i It worked so well that at the end of the evening, Sonny Sieber had pitched a no-hit game. "It was," he said, "the furthest thing from my mind. I figured if anyone on this club would pitch a no-hitter, it would be Sam (McDowell). He had a couple of one-hitters and was going well . . ." A few weeks later, Siebert was reliving the game. He displayed no emotion. "I got the usual response," he said, "the telegrams from people I hadn't heard from in Sonny Siebert years, telephone calls, all the interviews. "But it's dying down now and I'm glad. That was the first game this year that I did things the way I should have. "If I keep reliving it, I'll be Travs Are 8 for 9, Tied for First LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Arkansas has won eight of its last nine games, which is an excellent explanation for why the Travelers are now tied with Amarillo for first place in the Texas League. When the Travelers started the surge they were four games behind. Friday night they beat Albuquerque 6-2 for their fifth straight and that edged them Into a share of the top spot. Catcher Danny Breeden was the fellow who made it possible by driving In four runs and scoring one for Arkansas. He singled following three walks In the first inning to drive In Billy Wolff and Steve Hunts. He brought Huntz across the plate again in the third inning, with another single, and his fourth RBI came in the eighth when his sacrifice fly scored Wolff. Larry Stublng hit his 13th homer of the season for Arkansas in the fifth inning. i Amarillo meanwhile was taking a 12-1 licking from lowly Austin. The Braves hammered 16 hits with Hal Breeden and Rafael Gomez each pitching in with two-run homers. Tom Dukes pitched a seven- hitter to pick up his fifth victory. He had dropped seven of his 10 losses by a single run. iywniiiiminiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiuuiiiiiiiiiiiii Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Sonny Llston, 221, Denver, knocked out Gerhard Zech, 22«, Frankfurt, Germany, 7. MELBOURNE, Fla. - Willie Besmanoff, IMtt, Cocoa Beach, Fla., outpointed Joe Louis Whit*, 801, Perry, Fla., H. PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad- Brad Silas, 142, Washington, D.C., knocked out Leslie Frederick, 142, TrlnKUd, 1. Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas Amarillo El Paso .. Albuquerque Austin .... Dal-FW ., W. L. Pet. G.B. 43 31 .581 — 43 31 .581 39 36 3639 3341 SO 48 .520 4Vi .480 7'A .440 10 .395 14 El Paso and Dallas-Fort Worth split a doubleheader, with the Spurs winning the nightcap 5-3 to break a five- game losing streak. El Paso won the first game 2-1 with Ramon Hernandez pitching a five-hitter. Carl Warwick cracked a solo homer and singled in another run to spark Dallas-Fort Worth in the nightcap. Tonight Albuqeruque is at Arkansas for a doubleheader, Austin is at Amarillo and El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth. Albuq'que 000 101 000-2 8 5 Arkansas 201 020 Olx-6 6 1 Strickland, Anderson (5), Lauritson (6), Foster (8) and Erdos; Montgomery, Newton (9) and Breeden. W — Montgomery, 6-8. L—Strickland, 5-11. HR-Arkansas, Stubing (13). Friday's Results ARKANSAS 6, Albuquerque 2 Austin 12, Amarillo 1' El Paso 2-3, Dallas • Fort Worth S-5 Today's Games Abuquerque at Arkansas (2) Austin at Amarillo El Paso at Dallas-Fort Worth Brigham Young University at Provo, Utah, was named after the man who led the Mormons iote Utah. ' in trouble. We have 60 per cent of the season left. I start every four days. If a pitcher is lucky enough to get a no-hitter, fine. But look, at how many grsat pitchers haven't pitched one." * * * Sonny Siefiert Is 29. He started as an outfielder in 1958, but Spud Chandler, an Indian coach, convinced him two years later that his future was in pitching. Two days after the no-hitter, Chandler was in Cleveland for an old-timers game. "He didn't say much to me," Siebert said, "He just sort of smiled." EUBANKS Flooring Co. 815 N. 6th PO 3-6092 • Lees Carpet • Armstrong Linoleum • Kentile Tile • Formica Cabinet Tops • Ozite Outdoor Carpet • Viking Kitchen Carpet • Stylon Ceramic Tile Open Tfiurs. Evenings Til 8 P.M. She is as sincere and humble to a newsman in the plane seat next to her as if she knew him for years instead «f only . 'This is my first trip with the team since Abe died," she said. "For me, it is like learning to crawl before you can walk. "You see. many years ago Abe and I settled things. I was to stay home and be mother and housewife. He would take care of the business. And that's the way it was. "I was the typical old-fashioned Jewish wife. I listened when my husband talked. And I guess that from listening to him so long I know some of the answers now—sometimes I surprise myself: when people ask, I give an answer but it is i'eally Abe talking. + * * "I am just getting over his passing now. It is not easy after so many years. But I'll do it." Mrs. Saperstein . said she wants to stay with the team for a few years then give it to her son, Jerry, 26. What kind of guy was Abe Saperstein, she was asked. Her light blue eyes glistened and after a moment she answered: "Abe was a guy who liked to give more than receive. We lived in Chicago and one night after a show we were on the way home. Abe turned to me and said. 'Mom, you know how much I gave away tonight? You'd never believe it." "That was Abe, always giving money to ex-fighters and guys down-and-out. "Returning from a trip he would bring gifts. Well, he didn't like it when I got sentimental and thanked him. So I would write him a letter of thanks and send it to his office. Then he would cable an acknowledgement back to me. "He was always a father to the boys on the team. At least once a year we would have them over to the house for dinner. And I swear, those fellas could put away a chieken-and-a half each." Coftonwood Raceway Int. 55 & 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 Class "C" Slockers and Class "A" Super Modified from a 5-State Area. THE FASTEST QUARTER-M/LE GUMBO TRACK IN THE SOUTH SUPERIOR termite protection, lifetime contract, includes SPRAYING EACH YEAR • aids in the control of ants, spiders and crawling insects. GET AWAY from ffie problem— SWITCH OVER and STAY PROTECTED. SUPERIOR Termite & Pest Control, Inc. ALSO Roach Spray Trees Control & Shrubbery In Championship fiouf , J Bazooka Blowers Target of Welch Promoter Herb becomes wrestler H*rb here Tuesday night ind * championship match is in store for Blytheville wrestling fans. Welch will t»am with his world tag team championship playmate, Al Costellp, for a party at «l« Ugion Arena with Chin lee and Luke Graham. "You're not supposed to wrestle wher* you promote," Welch explained. "That's a rule and if; a good one, I think. "But we had a ' of interest in a championship match and Lee and Graham have been blowing off their bazookas about how they could handle us all over the midsouth. Little Harvard* Hold US Hopes By GRANVILLE J. WATTS HENLEY ON THAMES, England (AP) — The Harvard University lightweights kept United States hopes alive in the Henley Royal Regatta today after a black Friday for American crews. Harvard, which defeated Britain's Wallingford Rowing Club sy two lengths, meets London Rowing Club in the- semifinals of the Thames Cup for eights today. The only other United States crew to survive yesterday's events — which accounted for four American defeats — is St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H. They meet the powerful Eton College Crew in the semifinal of the Princess Elizabeth Cup for schooboy eights. The biggest upset was the three-quarter length defeat in the grand challenge cup of Olympic champion Vesper Boat Club of Philadelphia by the speedy T.S.C. Berlin crew of East Germany. '$0 I wrote the ArktMai Ath- 1 letic Commission and begged them for permission to get this match in Blytheville. "They wrote back and said they were giving me permission to wrestle here, but they warned me this would be a one-time deal. In other words, they're not going to let thi; sort of thing become a habit." * * * The contest for these championship belts will be two of three falls with a one-hour time limit. The opener promises to be exciting, too. In it, Billy Wicks get a return match with Treacherous Phillips. This, too, will be one-hour, best two of three falls. Starting time Is 8:30. Kansas State has drawn more than Mi-million basketball fans to its home games in the past 15 years and averaged better than 10,000 a game during that period. Kansas holds the Big Eight one-season record of 15,500 per game in 1957. Pony Another game wti added to the Pony League jamboree scheduled for Light Brigade Field July 4. The leading team in West Memphis will meet » team selected from the Bears and Wings at 4, following the inter-league games matching Eagles against Tigers and Rams against Owls. First game is scheduled to start at 1 o"clock. Yesterday's scheduled game between Owls and Wings was postponed because of rain. This afternoon at Pony league Park, Wings will meet Owls at 2 o'clock and Kami will play Eagles at 4. ••••»•••••»*»»••••»••••••••*•••••••»•••••••« COUPON • 801 N. 6th St. (No. 61 Hwy.) 50e Pint of BEANS I FREE I with Purchase of a * Six Pack Bar B-Q j Include! tnough J for 6 icrvings ! Buns - Slaw • 8-oz. Meat I and Sauce I * At Loeb's * : Buy 2 Bar-B-Q'si Receive One FREE! j COUPON • • •••••'•• V*V««Y* •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• A Fourth of July Message... "On this Independence Day pledge to do your share as an American" A message from the President about how you can help build peace and preserve prosperity inth U.S. Savings Bonds. On this snniversuy of our Nation's birth, most of us are enjoying x holiday from work ind the cares of the world. But even while we celebute Independence Dty there is no real holiday from responsibility. We must go on with the work of building peace, enlarging out prosperity, guarding against inflation and recession. They «e being carried on today by Americans just like you, alt across this country and across the world. I appeal to yoa today to join these guardians of democracy. I ask you to invest i few dollars each month in the front lines of battle for a stronger America and a safer world. Put a small part of your prosperity into U.S. Savings Bonds. The $25 Bonds cost J18.75, but they are more than a bargain. They are a wise investment The new higher interest rate mesas that the Bonds that you buy and own earn more money. They are easier to acquire and manage thin most other investments you can hava. You can buy them automatically just fay signing up for the Payroll Savings Plan where you work. Buy a Bond every month tnd help to guarantee your own future security. You will also help to guarantee the security of your country. If only half of the 70 million employed Americans bought jus: one $23 Savings Bond a month for only one year or even an extra Bond t month) they would meet most of (he special costs of the struggle that we are making for peace in Vietnjm this year. So I ask you to think about that as you go about freely enjoying this holiday. Think about how much more meaningful your enjoyment would be if you could honestly say, "I have pledged to do my share as an American. I will buy U.S. Savings Bonds on *tegular monthly basis." ' ' Buy U.S. Savings Bonds ' n» V.t. OMMIWHMt *>M «l 9011 /Or IW» «4ll n U trttnttt 01 t tuWc «nfee to <">;« IM TMHwy BijMrtment and TA« AtvtrtU* Blytheville Courier News

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