The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 5, 1966 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 5, 1966
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(Ark.) Owrlw W«wi - Tutifty, July I, MM Sad Sam Now BX F. T- MACFEELY DAYTONA BEACH; Fla. (AP) —Tile exclusive fraternity of former : carpenters who laid down, their awl and became champion race drivers has a new member — curly haired Sam McQuagg of Columbus, Ga. When he won the Firecracker 400 at the record speed of 153.813 miles an hour Monday, McQuagg joined the club which up to now had a single notable member in Fred Lorenzen of Elmhurst, H,, who is out of stock car racing this season as part of the Ford factory boycott. McQuagg's victory may have saved his job,-too, with the Fymouth-Dodge factory racing team. Rookie of the Year on the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing circuit in 1965, Mc- Quagg was. hired as one of seven top drivers on the team tiiis year. Chrysler Corp. officials didn't say so publicly, but rumor had it they were disappointed with his results and were not planning on a 1967 renewal. He finished fifth in the Daytona 500, fifth in the Bristol 250 and seventh in the Atlanta 500. The last four races his car failed to finish. But he's in the winner's circle for the first time and the kind of race he drove on the hot '..-a mile Daytona International Speedway left M room for criticism. The $15,500 prize money looked good, too, to a man who fcad been carpenter and mechanic , for a living while he raced the dirt tracks of Georgia to learn his chosen craft of race driver. McQuagg jumped into the lead on the first lap — moving up from/ fourth starting spot in his 1966 Dodge Charger — and led 132 of the 160 laps. He lost first place when he pitted four, separate times—•well spaced to take advantage of caution flags on three occasions — and had the lead wrested away briefly by Lee Roy Yarbrough of Columbua, S.C., who started on the pole in a companion Dodge Charger. After Yarbrough blew a tire, which wrecked a spring and put him out with 83 miles to go, Mc- Quagg was In command. He finished 28 seconds in front of Darel Dieringer, of Charlotte, N.C., who drove a Mercury Comet. Dieringer collected ?8,970 for second place, including $1,500 for the best finisher outside the factory sponsored cars. Jim Pascha of High Point, N.C., was'third in a 1966 Plymouth and won $6,055. THE CURRENT RAGE among major league outfielders, it seems, is to take to the stands to catch a fly ball. Two of these four outfield acrobats were successful—San Francisco's Len Gabrielson and Baltimore's Frank Robinson (hot- torn left and center). Tommy McCraw (top) of the White Sox and Rick Keichardt of the Angels tod to settle for nice tries. • Racer Shuns Glory, Plays It Safe for Win British Open Field Is 130 By TOM REEDY MUIRFIELD, Scotland (AP) -A field of 130 golfers went through their final day of practice today preparing for the British Open Golf Campion- ship. The 72-hole test over Muir- field's 6,887-yard, par 71 course gets under way Wednesday and the top professionals and amateurs are trying to get the feel of the fairways. Among those who toured the course Monday were Doug Sanders, Julius Boros, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player. * * * Sanders was somewhat surprised at the wild rough which crowds the fairways here. "Just let me have the lost ball and hay concession and I'll be the leading money winner," he cracked. Boros, nursing an injured el bow, hesitated to challenge the roughs. "I got into the rough but hit another ball each time rather than play out of it," Boros explained. "I don't want to aggravate the injury." Nicklaus and Player spent Monday in 18 holes of match play against two teen-agers. British Amateur champ Bobby Cole of South Africa and Pete Townsend of Britain. *, * * The pros won, 2-and-l, but both were impressed by the younesters. "Those kids are just great," enthused'Player. "That boy Cole has real method," said Nicklaus. 'And Townsend hits the ball very far for a skinny kid." COBLI'S FISHERMAN'S CALINDAR tlmt ht bch tor. TOR TH( WKK JULY » THJtU Itt SUN MON 3 >O 12:2» AM 1:22 AM 5 >O 2:11 AM VWD THO m 6 SO 2:5S AM 7 >O 3:41 AM AM SAT 5:02 AM SUN 10 S-M AM All t!n» Is siv«n m Cwitr.l St.ndird t!m«. Add one hour fee the Eait«m «m« zont; subtract on* hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pjclfle tlmt. In localities uslna cliylijht saving time, add on* hour to tim« found above. Copyright 1966 •latlMf tin Fish — •«H«* t!li« P»y for Fithlnj •I- Hood Tops Ward At Speedway Hooker Hood closed fast to beat off a strong challenge by Bobby Ward to take the 35-lap feature at Blytheville Speedway Sunday night. Hood and Ward were followed by Clay Loetscher, Wayne Woodward and Wayne Hardin. Tommy Hollis of Memphis won the A Slow heat. Four drivers were timed in exactly 15 seconds in the tune trials for the super-modified cars. They were Hood, Ward, Wayne Hardin and Wayne Woodward. * .• * The crowd was shocked by a spectacular triple turnover by Harvey Tucker of Blytheville. Tucker's car rolled over three imes and landed on its wheels, • >ut the damage was surprising-.'" y light in view of all that ac- : tion. Local drivers finishing in var-" ' ious places included Kenneth - rliggs and Ray Brown of Ely-" ;heville. Red Bishop of Osceola got Hood to drive his Class C"*; car. ; '" By CHARLES C. CAIN [with 1,200 points as the result of DETROIT (AP) - Soft-spoken Mira Slovak figured he let the crowd down Monday while winning the Gold Cup ,the world series of powerboat racing. Slovak, who set a sizzling pace as he won his first three heats in the tragedy-marked weekend, played it safe and drove at a snail's pace in the final event, piling up just enough points to win the cup. I knew the fans wanted to see a red-hot finish, but I felt I owed more to my racing team and to the boat owners," said the driver of the victorious Tahoe Miss. : 'The cup meant more to me than five fast laps around the Detroit River course," the 37- year-old Czechoslovakia!! refugee said. "We had a lot at stake in the final race and it would have made no sense to have gone out there and perhaps burned up the engine." Slovak went into the final heat ,hree heat triumphs on Sunday and Monday. Dixie Cola, driven jy Fred Alter o Detroit, was next with 900 which pretty Well eft Slovak in the driver's seat. The Los Angeles driver, who lad shown his propeller wash to the field in his first three races, took the lead at the start of the final heat. He was then content to sit back and let the others Roberts Silent On Astro Release HOUSTON (AP) - Robin Roberts has pitched more, than 4,600 major league innings and his dream of winning 300 games was almost a reality when the Houston Astros placed him «n waivers Monday. "I don't want to say anything I might wish I hadn't the next day," was Roberts' only comment. The 39-year-old right-hander- who had won more games than any other active pitcher — was just 16 triumphs shy of his 300- battle it out while he settled for fifth place and 127 points which assured him the title with 1,327 points. Runner-up Dixie Cola had 1,200. Slovak and ill-fated Chuck Thompson, veteran Detroit boat driver, appeared to be headed into a two-man showdown for the Gold Cup title on Sunday when Thompson's unlimited hydroplane flew apart during a SHORT SHORTS eat as he and Slovak battled it ut. * * * 'Half the fun of winning the up went out the window when ihuck was killed," Slovak told is . victory news conference. He was a great asset to rac- ng." Slovak, an airline pilot, picked up $11,800 first-prize money for is efforts on the river, which was choppy Sunday and fairly [uiet Monday. RGOSSINGER, N.. Y(AP) Joey Archer will outpoint champion Emile Griffith in the world middleweight title bout July 13, according to fusmer champion Mickey Walker, who watched Archer work out Monday. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Rookie guards Roy Schmidt and Ralph Wenzel and rookie flanker Jeff White have signed contracts with the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League club announced Monday. INNSBRUCK, Austria (AP) Karl Schranz, one of Austria's top skiers, injured his right shoulder in a fall Sunday while training with the national team in Italy. He was sent home to St. Anton, Austria. MINORS iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiimiiuiiii' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PACIFIC COAST Vancouver 7-3, Denver 5-4 Okla. City 3-2, Indianapolis 16 Phoenix 6-7, San Diego 4-4 Portland 5-4, Seattle 1-5 Spokane 3-8, Hawaii 1-0 Tacoma 8-2, Tulsa 3-11 INTERNATIONAL Toronto 6-2, Rochester 5-3 Buffalo 6-3, Syracuse 0-2 Columbus 4-8, Toledo 0-12 Richmond 12-1, Jacksonville'2- Pony Rams took the measure of Eagles by a 5 to 3 score in a game played Saturday afternoon at Pony League Park. Gary Richardson pitched the route for the winners, limiting the Eagles to only one hit. Danny Beck was behind the plate. Rams collected six hits off losing pitcher Steve Dorris, one of which w« a horn* run by Dee Human. Len Ellis was the Eagle catcher. This was tht eighth win against on« loss for Rams. Eagles' record i« 5-5. Action is resumed tonight at Light Brigade Field with Eagles meeting Bears at 6 o'clock and flonw vi. Owls at 8:15. In th« Pwy U«gue Jambore* htld yesterday «ft«moon »t tight "-igade Field, Rams were victors over Owls, Eagles defeated Tigers «nd Bears-Wing" iMttoWntMemphii. win goal. He learned the news .shortly before.Monday's game with the Atlanta Braves, which the As tros lost 3-2. The 1966 season had been unkind to Roberts. He won three games but lost five. He completed just one of his 12 starts and showed well in only one of his last four tries. It was a different story last year. He signed with Houston as a free agent in August, after requesting his release from the Baltimore Orioles, and won his .'irst four games for the Astros — including successive shutouts n his first two appearances. * * * Roberts, who will be replaced jy young Don Arlich of the Astros' Oklahoma City club, underwent surgery after the 1695 season to remove loose bone Iragments from his right elbow. Roberts, who has a lifetime major league record of 284 victories and 242 losses, originally was signed in 1948 by the Phillies. From 1950 to 1955, he posted 20 or more victories for six straight seasons and pitched in five All-Star games. Monday's Fights OSAKA, Japan - Katsuyoshi Takayama, 117, Japan, outpoint- ed Dong Chun Lee, 117, South Korea. 10. TORONTO-Bob (Pretty Boy) Felstein, Toronto, outpointed Mike Bruce, New Y«rk. S, heavyweight!. • "Let Justice roll down a) the waters and righteousness as a mighty stream" Amos ch. 6-24. ELECT ERNEST L (E. L) HOLLAWAY Corolni Circuit Judge Position No. 1 Second Judicial District Dedicated to (air and Impartial trial! WK * * *Bwi Wwe 6w CONOCO SERVICE ASH ft DIVISION G. 0. POETZ OIL CO. Holltil Brand ..CONOCO! I QUO*. BRING THE KIDS'. MINIATURE TRAIN RUNS EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON WALKER PARK, BLYTHEV.ILLF, iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiHiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiii Monday * By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING — Fritz Peterson, New York, pitched 7 1-3 innings of perfect ball and wound up with a two-hitter as the Yankees defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-2 in the second game of a doubleheader. BATTING - Dick Green, Kansas City, drove in five runs with a homer and a single, leading the Athletics to a 9-6 victory over Baltimore. Texas League ARKANSAS Amarillo . . El Paso,. . Albuquerque Austin... . Dal-FW... . W L. Pet. G.B. 45 33 .577 .44 33 .571 % .519 4% . .41 37 38 •42 .468 ! 35 43 .449 .33 46 .418 .11 Mondays Results Amarillo 6, Albuquerque 1 Dallas-Fort Worth 11, Arkansas 4 El Paso 10-2, Austin 4-1 Today's Schedule Amarillo at Albuquerque Dallas-Fort Worth at Arkansas Austin at El Paso IllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllliUlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllUlllllli BOWLING i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiuir Joe Bartlett bowled the high sin-," ;le game In Monday's Mixed Pou-~ bles at BAPB, and high game la a, series with a 239 game and 651 series. Pat Fast took high game with-a 174, and Mable Wheeler had the high series with a 441. . W .L Win Some 22 ,10 Team Six ; 21 at Vampires 21. 11... Boone 18 14 Nurses Helpers 17 '15 Patterson 16 16 Both Enders 14 18 Alley Oops ; 13 19 Born Losers 10 .22 Pin Heads 8 It-- ATHLETE'S FOOT HOW TO TREAT IT— IN ONE HOUR after ipplyinj T-4-L (ft batch of chemicals in alcohol). Itching must STOP. In 4 days Infected sfcln sloughs off. Then you watch HEALTHY skin appear! Sound simple? Try It. Thousands ha«. M not DELIGHTED your 4Sc back at any drug : counter. NOW at KIRB7 DRUG STORE KINGEDWARP IMPERIAL Ameria's largest selling cigar. pis*jie8« blend of fine, aged and cured tttat* Milder, better -costs less. • Why should our son have a newspaper route? The living i» good. Plenty of money, nice home, nice furnishings, another Klary raise in right; we've never had it ao good. Why *otdd our am manage a newspaper rooto? Mori any educator or bMtaMnan wffl feB ym why m tfaw sbnpfe word* it boflde character. Oftentfanea the youngrter who grow* up in comfortable csrcumstances and i£ gets his weekly "handout" from dad new realizes fce yalaeofinoney or the efforts required to make it and manage it, antil he a on h» own. By then attitude* and habite are difficult to reverse. But fce newBpaperboy quickly l«m. valuabk hawm that ^ n^ngiD«-wfaat » mow important When Orongh «ooto Bj^ent, r-poaMbflily «d sdf-.onfideBce ™«^«*1*«* r ouotas ftat *» , age, a newfpepwboy hat an advantage over other amount of money can buy. If you're .tin wondering whether yoiir •« wodd beneft froia new?papeif route management, a»k a community businessman or civic leader, or better still, phone our Circulation Department. Blytheville Courier News

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