The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 12, 1966 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 12, 1966
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(BOWLING/ Jerry Cozart zipped up a 55 In Industrial League last nigh at Shamrock. Bob Littrell rip pled 548; and Arnold Sandboth 207. League-leading Katz Jew elers turned 610-1704. Lounell Jones rapped 198-55 in Monday night Ladies Scratcl League. Jerry Kitchens churn ed 201-524; and Fran Gabriel son 179-471. Fourth-place Team No. 6 stacked 466; and third place Team No. 4 1335. * * * Ed Valentine triggered 213 567; Ivan Balls 209; Irma Mann 492; and Donna Taylor 194 las night in 9 o'clock Mixed Doubles League at Strat-0-Lanes. Eighth place Sorry-Bout-That tappet 840-2401. Jim Rucks registered 222-536: Donna Pools 487; and Jean May 177 In Sunday Mixed Doubles League at Etrat-O-Lanes: Team Six hit 785; end Team Five 2222. In results rrom last week si Shamrock: Myrtle Thomas had 188-491: Bea Edwards 170-485; and Madeline Mc- Bpaddcn 200-478 In Household Exec League: Von Shownes 549: Cliff King 199-547: Bert Williams 518: J. L. Curie? 201: and J. L. Bolllng- cr 197 In Farmers League: Ed Gal' lagher 224-784; John Hathaway 216769; and Amos Decker 236-743 in Scratch Mixed classic League. INDUSTRIAL SUMMER Points Katz Jewelers 172 Randall Company 147'- Shamrock No. 1 138 Shamrock No. 2 136 Coca-Cola 129 Johnson's Esso 120 MO.N. LADIES Team No. 3 . Team No. 5 . Team No. 4 Team No. 6 Team No. 1 Team No. 2 W 30>,4 s* 22 31 31 9 O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES W L WOSCO 27 17 CB's .: 27 17 Minit Mart 27 17 Boone Cleaners No. 2 .. 26 18 Runamucks 22 22 Eoone Cleaners No, 1 .. 21 23 Mustangs 21 23 Sorry-Bout-That 20 24 State Farm 17 27 Blow Pokes 12 32 SUNDAY MIXED DOUBLES W t. Team Four 21 11 Team Eight 19 13 Team Six 18 14 Team Seven ....... ... 17 15 Team Five 17 15 Team Two 16 16 ' Team One 12 20 Team Three 8 24 MIXED CLASSIC Faints Hawkins Texaco 55 "66" Oilers 46 Team No. 4 46 Team Mo. 3 40 Phillips Ford 39 Team No. 6 Team No. 5 , Team Wo. 1 HOUSEHOLD EXEC W Moon Dusters ......... 18 ',3 Would You Believe .... 17 Fallouts ................ 1414 Queen Pins .......... .. 14 Team No. 8 ............ 1014 Blue Bells ............ 10 \Vhozlts ................. 6 Koffee Klan ............. S'J FARMERS W 55 Hood' Flying Service ... McCann's Land Agency Kings Seed &, Grain ... 52V. Blytheville Tractor ..... 501.4 Phillips Ford .......... 44 Home Gin ..... . ...... 39 Armorel ............... 31}4 38 36 23 914 10 1314 14 18 L 33 3314 3514 37'/, 44 " 49 5614 The Vitw from ED HAYES All-Star Break MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games All-Star Game at St. Louis Wednesday's Games No games scheduled MINORS- TEXAS LEAGUE W L Pct.G.B. Amarillo ... 48 35 .578 — ARKANSAS . 46 38 .548 2% Albuquerque 43 43 .500 6% El Paso 41 43 .488 7% Austin 40 44 .476 8V4 Dallas-FW .. 35 50 .412 14 Monday's Results Albuquerque 3, ARKANSAS 2 Amarillo 12, El Paso 5 Dallas-Fort Worth 6, Austin 2 Today's Games Albuquerque at Dallas • Fort Worth El Paso at Austin ARKANSAS at Amarillo INTERNATIONAL Columbus 4-0, Jacksonville : Richmind 5, Toledo 4 Rochester 3, Toronto 0 Buffalo 2-7, Syracuse 1-11 PACIFIC COAST Vancouver 1, Tulsa 0 Denver 4, Oklahoma City 3 Tacoma 13, Indianapolis 5 San Diego 2, Seattle 0 Phoenix 3, Hawaii 2 Only games scheduled •IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllllllll Fights imiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii AUCKLAND, N.Z. - John Houston, 160, Los Angeles, knocked out Dick Blair, 155, Sydney Australia, 10. , YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL-STAR BREAK. Oh, I like the Major League All-Star Game itself all right: it's the three-day hiatus I hate. Any psychoanalyst worth his weight in couch cushions would be able to trace this fixation to my childhood. The trouble, you see, is that I come from St. Louis, a hardheaded hardball town. * . * * I trudged through childhood in a city that sported two big league baseball clubs. This wasn't bad enough: two of the homes in which we lived were within walking distance of Sportsman's Park, and my high school (Beaumont) was only about three blocks away. I vividly recall the night they turned the lights on at the park for the first time. We lived upstairs in a two-story flat and (he light flushed our kitchen like July sunlight. We saved a few pennies on electricity that year. As we sat eating supper in the kitchen, we could see the ball players walking from the park to the Fairgrounds Hotel. I can still see three teenage girls trailing after the Cardinals' Enos Slaughter. They were chattering at him, taunting him, and ole Eno went striding along, North Carolina style, as if they weren't even there. * * * The point is this. Major league baseball was an everyday event in my childhood. Every kid in the neighborhood in those pre-platoon days (except the sissy who lived on the corner), knew not only the starting lineup of the Cards and the Browns (now the Baltimore Orioles) but the starters for every club in both leagues. You picked up your season Knot-Hole pass at the YMCA and if you didn't follow the rest of the gang to the game and instead stayed around the house, your mother looked at you worriedly all afternoon. "Are you SURE you're feeling all right?" She would ask it at least six times. .uxuries Like Hot Dogs The Knot-Holers had their own section down In the leftfield corner. It was the only place in the park you could buy something for a nickle. Cold confections on a stick were the big items. The hucksters peddling the luxury items like hot dogs and Cokes never came near us. Even scorecards cost a dime for kids. If one of us happened to be loaded and splurged his wad on a scorecard, he usually regretted it. The guy with a scorecard was hounded throughout the game. Everybody wanted a look at it. When a pitcher got up from the bench to warm up hi the bull pen, all you could hear was: "Hey kid, lemme see your scorecard a minute." It went on and on like that through nine innings. The scorecard passed around faster than a beer bucket at a German wedding and always came back (if you were lucky) with new snow cone or Fudgsickle drippings on it. * * * As i' say, 'the point is this. Major league baseball was an everyday affair in my younger days and when the Brownies or Cards weren't at home and playing, particularly when night ball came in, the darkness and eerie silence on Grand Avenue seemed to settle over the whole community. There was just something missing, that's ail. Any other night that's all you could hear on the radio. With all the windows open along the way you could walk to the corner drug store and not miss a play of the game. And, podnuh, there were some lulu baseball broadcasters, believe me. One of the whackiest teams was Dizzy Dean and Johnny O'Hara. Finally Harry Caray and Gabby Street were the first to bring authentic color, background, analysis and excitement into the St. Louis homes. * * * Diz Kicks Up a Fuss One day Diz (back before he began imitating himself) had to handle the broadcast by himself for three innings and was about running out of things to say-if that be possible. O'Hara finally arrived breathlessly in the press booth. "Where you been, Johnny?" asked Diz. O'Hara replied: "When I came out of the house it looked like rain. I didn't think they'd play the game." Can you imagine that? It's the truth, so help me Father Doyle and Father Rajmund. Later in the war years it was verboten to mention anything about the weather on the air. Diz got around it by saying: "I can't tell you folks what it's doing out here at the ball park but if you stick your head out the widow you'll find out." Diz was later squeezed out when Harry landed the exclusive contract to handle the Cardinal games. Diz kicked up a fuss not unlike this year when he was eased out of the weekend television games. Diz didn't take it lying down but he didn't get back in, either. * * * My Dad (God rest his soul) liked to follow Gabby Street (God rest his soul, too) around at a market near our house. When Gabby wasn't looking, Dad would slip small items into Gabbys basket. Then at the check-out stand Gabby would watch the clerk ring up items like oregano and vanilla extract and flashlight batteries, parcels that he certainly must've wondered how in the world Ihey ended up in his basket but not saying a word about 'em, paying for everything arid packing it all to his apartment. During this same era at a nearby tavern Pepper Martin, the Wild Horse of the Osage was keeping the Gas House Gang image alive by lining up two and three tables and betting the patrons he could jump over 'em. I guess Pepper, like Diz, never paid for a beer in his life. * * * Baseball fervor, a daily thing, was everywhere you looked or listened. I imagine it's like that again today in St. Louis with the All-Star Game. But not quite like it used to be. It can't be the same without Stan Musial who used to make the mid-summer classic his personal playground. Still, there should be sufficient excitement, with the biggest crowd ever to witness a sporting event in the big city. * Don't Get Me Wrong I have put away the things of a child now but here I find myself still disliking the three-day All-Star break. For different reasons. Well, I still like to know there's a game on the radio if I want to tune in, but I look at it today from a newspaperman's view. Getting paid to mak§ the.<« pages at attractive as possible, it's reassuring during the summer months to know there's an event ofmajor importance to dress up the sports section. On an off day there's always the fear you might have to lead the page with the BB Gun Championship. J lik« tin All-Star Game iteelf. Don't get DM wrong. Tonight at Lgeion Arena! World Tag Title Is the Prize ' World championship wrestling—professional style—is the attraction at Legion Arena tonight. The world tag team belt, sanctioned by the National Wrestling Alliance, is shared by Herb Welch and Al Costello. Herb also happens to be promoter of the sport in Blytheville. Challengers are Luke Graham and Chin Lee, a pair of much-booed roughians of the ring. An example of how much they are disliked by regular ring patrons was shown several weeks ago when they took on Tamaya Soto and Tojo Yamamoto. * * * The Japs have heard their share of hisses but on this night the crowd was behind 'em all the way Chin and Luke probably itill think they won the belt last week but when'the referee made his decision, it was overruled by Marshall Biackard, state athletic commissioner. Biackard reminded the ref that only two wrestlers are allowed in the ring at the same time even in a tag match and especially with the world championship at stake. In addition, the challengers did a few other illegal tricks—including tearing the ring up. Yep, they literally tore up the canvas and used strings from it for choking and blood-stopping holds. Welch earlier said he didn't like to perform in the town where he was wrestling but was pressured into it by-and to the delight of— fans. The main even is listed for 60 minutes or less, best- of three. In the 8:30 opener, under like rules, The Blue Inferno is listed to tackle Dynamite Laye. This one has explosive possibilities also. There is no admission hike for tonight's show. Tickets are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. Tickets for reserved ringside chairs at 35 cents each may be purchased inside the Arena. But they'll probably be gone quickly. Class C Drivers Grumble There are some .changes in the works at the two stock car race'racks in the area. . ; ••• •• ._:> The core of Cla.sC drivers, the guys who pilot thost crates for the fun of it, have been grumbling, so it • e* peeled that there'll be a ruling keeping the Class A prosoul ° f 'YOU can hardly blame the guys. Last Sunday night, foP instance at Blytheville Speedway, veteran Wayne Woodarj, of Greenfield, Tenn., won both the A and C features. Wayne about 33, is a pro. He took the big money last week at Cottonwood Raceway also. ' . ^ Gary Kirk of Blytheville works in his pit. There is stock racing-conditions permitting-every Fri-j day night at Cottonwood near Osceola and Sunday night afr Harvey Tucker is one "of Blytheville's leading Clasi C<' drivers ii mi uiiii mill i iiiiiiiiiiiiiiii|iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii i ••••ft Travelers Take 4th Tumble ALBUQUERQUE, N; M. CAP) -Arkansas' stumbling Travelers hope to regroup tonight ALSTON GIVES KOUFAX A CHOICE Dodgers'Sandy: r OK r Chief, 111 Start' By MIKE RATHET ST. LOUIS (AP) - Walt Alton, manager of the National -eague All-Stars, and Sam /Tele, the American League manager, were running down leir line-ups when the discus- ion suddenly took a turn toward Sandy Koufax. "I hope," said Alston, "Kouf- x pitches better than in his last tart." "That," interjected Mele, wasn't last fall, was it?" Then he laughed. He hadn't een able to do that last fall when Koufax pitched the Los Vngeles Dodgers to a 2-0 victory ver Mele's Twins in the sev- nth game of the World Series. And today didn't figure to tart out as any laughing matter or Mele either with Koufax erving up the first pitches in le 37th annual All-Star Game. * * * For the Dodgers' great left- ander, who holds the world ecord for strikeouts, has itched four no-hitters and one erfect game, went out at new Jusch Memorial Stadium before full house of some 50,000 to make the first All-Star start of lis career. Koufax shied away from plae- ng any extra significance on le fact that he was starting for le first time since he became a egular on the Ail-Star team in 961. "It's an honor to be picked for le team," he said. "There are ther things which dictate whether you play or not. Alston ust asked me if I'd prefer to';art or relieve. I said start." But Alston, in explaining his reason for picking Koufax over San Francisco's Juan Marichal, pointedly said what modesty wouldn't let Koufax say. "There's not much to choose between them," Alston said. "Koufax has never had the honor of starting. He's pitched well enough to deserve a start. "And I think he's enthused." * * * Koufax started the game with a 1-0 record—he won last year when he pitched one inning relief—and a 0.00 earned run average for his three appearances in which he allowed three hits, walked two and struck out two. He was opposed by Denny McLain, a 13-game winner for the Detroit Tigers who has won only two less games than Koufax. Both pitchers faced power- aden line-ups in the game, yhich was televised nationally fj NBC starting at noon, CST. The National League starters had belted 141 homers, the AL starters 126. McLain started right off wtih center fielder Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants, who was apped for the leadoff spot in he NL batting order for the ifth time in his career and took a .389 All-Star average into the jame. Mays was followed by right ielder Roberto Clemente of ^ttsburgh, left fielder Hank Aaron of Atlanta, first baseman Willie McCovey of the Giants, lird baseman Ron Santo of Chicago, catcher Joe Torre of le Braves, second baseman im Lefebvre of the Dodgers nd shortstop Leo Cardenas of Cincinnati. * * + Aaron i« the majors' home un leader with 26, Torre has 21, Hays has 20, Santo 18, McCovey 1 and Lefevbre 15. And on the bench were out- elders Willie Stargell of Pitts- urgh and Riche Allen of Phila- ephia with 22 and 21, respec- vey, and third baseman Jim ay Hart of the Giants with 20. The American League homer hunmertri w«« ltd by center fielder AI Kaline of Detroit and left fielder Frank Robinson of Baltimore with 21 each, first baseman George Scott of Boston with 18, and third baseman Brooks Robinson of Baltimore and right fielder Tony Oliva of Minnesota and 17 each. Shortstop Dick McAuJiffe of the Tigers led off, followed by Kaline, Frank Robinson, Oliva, Brooks Robinson, Scott, catcher Bill Freehan of Detroit and second baseman Bobby Knoop of California. * - * Alston was expected to follow Koufax on the mound with Marichal. He also had Jim Bunning of Philadelphia, Gaylord Perry All-Star Batting Orders: of Sari Francisco, Bob Veale of Pittsburgh, Billy McCool of Cincinnati, Claude Raymond of Houston and Phil Regan of the Dodgers in his bullpen. Mele was expected to follow with either of two Cleveland pitchers, Sonny Siebert or Gary Bell. His bullpen also had Steve piiniiiiiniiinniiiiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COURIER NEWS g TUESDAY, JULY 12. 1968 PAGE EIGHT ST. LOUIS (AP)—The batting) orders for Tuesday's major' league All-Sta r baseball game with batting averages and won- lost records: AMERICAN LEAGUE McAuliffe, Detroit, ss,.283 Kaline, Detroit, cf, 325 F. Robinson Balti. If .312 Oliva Minnesota, rf, .314 B. Robinson, Balti., 3b, .295 Scott, Boston Ib, .271 Freehan Detroit, c, .248 Knoop California, 2b, .225 McLain, Detroit, p 13-4 NATIONAL LEAGUE Mays San Fran., ef, .277 Clemente, Pittsburgh, rf, .328 Aaron, Atlanta If .289 McCovey San Fran., Ib, .296 Santo Chicago, 3b, .311 Torre, Atlanta, c .286 Lefebvre Los Ang., 2b, .261 Cardenas Cincinnati, ss, .260 Koufax Los Angeles, p, 15-4 Barber of Baltimore, Jim Kaat of Minnesota, Jim Hunter Kansas City, Pete Richert Washington and Mel Stottlemyre of New York. ST. LOUIS (AP)-Facts and figures on Tuesday's All • Star baseball game: Date—Tuesday JulS 12. Site—Busch Memorial Stadium. Time—2 p.m., EOT. League') National All-Star team vs. League All-Star team. Managers—Sam Mele of Minnesota, American Laague; Walter Alston of Los Angeles, National League. Series standings — Nations] won 18, American won 17. One game tied. Favorite — National League 7-5. Probable attendance—50,000, Probable weather—Hot and humid. Radio and television—National Broadcasting Co. . Rules — All starters, except pitchers, must play at least first three innings. No pitcher can pitch more than threei unless in extra inning game. when they take on league-lead- baseball game at Amarillo. The Travelers went down .to their fourth straight defeat=J* the hands of Albuquerque Monday night, 3-2; It was the Dodgers fifth consecutive victory. * In other action, Amarillo hammered El Paso 12-5 to t*« a 2%-game edge over second place Arkansas while Dallas- Fort Worth bounced Austin ; i£2. Tom Button drove hope Willie Crawford in the sixth inning with the run that beat the Travelers. Crawfordrhad led off the inning-with a triple, his 12th of the year. -"•• * • * * »! The Sonics belted 21 hits >oH six El Paso pitchers, includfiig back - to - back homers in' the third by Elijah Johnson and John Hoffman. Dallas-Fort Worth, scoring only its second victory in ^11 mes, pushed across four riihs in the seventh. Arkansas 000 101 000-2 J 7 Albuquerque 020 001 OOx—3 « 1 Hagen, Granger (8 an)d teller; Foster, Gomez (7), Lauritson (7) and Stubbins. W—Foster (4-3). L-Hagen (1-2). ;, New Tourney In State < LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Boys Baseball Association of Arkansas initiates a tournament for the 13-15 age group thii year at Searcy. • v The tournament is scheduled for Aug. 8, the same date ftr ,he state meet here for the 1^ 12 age group. • -•, Why should our son have a newspaper route? The living is good. Plenty of money, nice home, nice furnishings, another salary raise in sight; we've never had it so good. Why should our son manage a newspaper route? Most any educator or businessman wfll tefl you wby in three simple words: it builds character. Oftentimes the youngster who grows up in comfortable circumstances and who gets his weekly "handout" from dad never realizes the value of money or the efforts required to make it and manage it, until he's on his own. By then attitudes and habits are difficult to reverse. But the newspaperboy quickly learns valuable lessons that stick. White making money on a newspaper route is important, the experience of getting- tiie-job-done-no-matter-what is more important. When through route management, responsibility and self-confidence are acquired at this early age, a newspaperboy has an advantage over other youngsters the* no amount of money can boy. If you're stifl wondering whether your son would benefit from newspaper route management, ask a community businessman or civic leader, or better gftH, phome our P-'^ffllatifln Department* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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