The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1967
Page 7
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(Art.) «euri«r Rent - fcVuMey, Kwember ». HBf- r»» MONEY PLAYER SAL.L He ROLLS A3W/V A RB.A. Run For Roses A Go West Young Man' Heeded By Owners By JACK HEWINS Associated Press Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) - Wh'aUs the American League getting itself into? When the junior, circuit of baseball voted an expansion franchise for Seattle by 1969 it: —Claimed squatters' rights on one of the last big undeveloped territories in the land, embracing the states of Washington and Oregon and spilling into North Idaho and Canada's British Columbia. —Set its campsite in a city of half a million people; more than a million if you consider the fan area includes Tacoma on the south and Everett to the north and intermediate suburbs. Con- eider them you must, because wide freeways pour traffic into Seattle faster than a mile a minute, leaving nobody' more than taUVan-hour from home plate. —Picked a region oriented to mouhtians and water and the outdoor fun that .goes with' such surroundings, a region that will aupport a winner but might prefer to (a fishinglf the team'* a loser. The fans who overflow the ' University of" Washington Statdium'l 55,060 seats week after football week stayed away in droves a decade ago. —Put its plow to virgin soil in television and radio, alluring it* new team the right to a looking and listening area three times larger than New England with a population .of about five million. Seattle is M airline miles from the Pacific Ocean but ranks as one of the world's great ports because of Puget Sound, a vast natural waterway curving down from the north to provide a gateway te Alaska and the Orient. The city is squeezed between this salt water sound and .fresh- 'water Lake Washington and its growth was necessarily north and south until recently. A business boom exploded the popu- lation westward across the lake. Two floating bridges, the newest more'than a mile long, carry commuters now and a thiri is planned. Most are driving to airplane plants in Seattle and suburban Renton, Kent and-Everett, but shipbuilding and shipping, fishing and wood processing are also major industries. Boeing alone employs at least 95,000. -The American League attach ed a.condition to its franchise offer: Seattle must have firm plans for a major league stadium before it can play ; The university' stadium is unavailable—the regents feign deafness when anything professional tries to enter the sanctum. The city's Memorial Stadium, used for high school football, seats 12,500 and.probably could not be enlarged to handle ma. jor league -crowds. .Sicks' .IStt- dium, where the city's Pacific Coast League baseball teams have played Jor a quarter century, could be, enlarged "from its present 11,000 te about 30,000 seats and used as a temporary home. But the aim i« for a $40 million all-weather plant funded by bonds and owned by King County. A stadium plan will be offered for a third time next February te a reluctant electorate, Voters turned down a 111 million project In i«M and a fU million proposal hit year, but on both occasions no tenant Wat waiting and the fans made It clear they didn't intend to finance an empty house. The 1966 propoaltion failed by eight per cent 6! winning the necessary to per cent majer- ity. Both city newspapers, the television and radio stations and both Senator* campaigned for the project, tided by unions and civic clubs. GOv. Dan Evans said the stadium was a "mint" hut the voteri laid "mustn't." With the league's promise kl hand, Seattle is optimistic and has a committee studying far- Gophers Do Not Want To Goof COHI1 FISHIRMAN'S CAllNMt TIM tat Mb Mr, 'T* Wbi M MM tar FOR THE WOK HOVIMMUt If THMJ 3t SUN MON TUI WED THU Ntl 19 1:43 3:15 AM aAM 3.09 AM 4:01 4:3* •5:41 sun Afc HKW to iMH to CMMf 1MMM4 ttitk Mt*»mmm*m aaaWaam MHBMiaV laiattMlaaMiaMlaat^HaVlliaaaaaMAlla^K taaal g|J?Ty'gJg^J'^T'^:?j||g^E^ l J^^ ijiiiil g5 om hour t» fflM found abow. ~3+itS*\Hf . By BEN OLAN I „ Associated Press Sports Writer ( 'This is tie day the remaining half of the Rose Bowl football puzzle is solved, and coach Murray Warmath of Minnesota hopes that winless- Wisconsin doesn't put it all together. "We know they've got some fine personnel, and it's just a matter of putting it together," said Warmath, referring to the Badgers, who've tost eight games arid tied one. "I'd rather they had won a few games because they're certainly not as bad a football team as their record, and they would have won some with a few breaks." :' . While the Gophers go for broke against Wisconsin today, they'll need help from Purdue's Boilermakers in order to represent the Big Ten in the Pasadena New Year's Day classic. Top-ranked Southern California, which has completed its schedule, will represent the West Coast. '-. * * * Purdue, you see, leads the conference with a 6-0 record followed by Minnesota and Indiana at 5-1. For everything to come up Roses for Hie Gophers, they'll have to beat Wisconsin while Purdue defeats Indiana. A victory for the Hobsiers would automatically put them in the Bowl because they never have visited Pasadena. The Gophers have, and the third- ranked Boilermakers aren't eligible this time because they made the trip a year ago. In Friday night's big college game! Notre Dame's Fighting Irish visited Miami, Fla., and eked out a 24-22 victory over the Hurricanes, who'd already accepted a bid to play Colorado .in the Bluebonnet Bowl Dec. 23. A crowd of 77,265, largest ever to see a game in the Orange Bowl, saw the Irish move ahead '24-16 in the final period MURRAY WARMATH, veteran coach 'of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers,' who will lead his heavily-favored squad into today's battle with winless Wisconsuv-as the. "Badgers find themselves in the role of possible spoilers, for a win by Wisconsin. and. an Indiana victory over- Purdue at Bloomington will send the 'Indiana Hoosiers to the Rose Bowl to face Southern California on New Year's Day. on Terry Hanratty's passes and the rushing of Jeff Zimmerman and Bob Gladieux. Gladieux raced 10 yards for the clincher as Notre Dame snapped the Hurricanes' six-game winning streak. The outcome, of a bruising battle was in "doubt until, with three minutes left, Miami went for two points after its last touchdown and failed on a pass by Bill Miller intended for Jerry Daanen. Tennessee, UCLA, Houston, Florida and Florida. State were among the ther teams involved in important games on the final big weekend of the regular sea son today. •-."••••• '. The . Volunteers, ranked second behind Southern Cal in the latest Associated Press poll, hoped to improve their standing Cage Pros •minimi iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit»«ii«li»iiii»iiiii!i»i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ••NBA Friday's Results Cincinnati 153, Seattle 133 Philadelphia 122, Chicago 104 Detroit 130, San Diego'122 San Francisco 122, Los Angeles 121, overtime Today's Games Boston at Baltimore Detroit at Cincinnati Seattle at New York .' Chicago at Philadelphia .San fran. at Los Angeles San Diego at St. Louis Sunday's Garnet St. Louis at Los Angeles Monday's Games No games scheduled ;•'•;. ABA Friday's Results Oakland 113, Denver 99 New Jersey 10), Dallas 93 Pittsburgh 124, Houston 84 New Orleans 126, Kentucky 99 Today's Games Pittsburgh »t Denver Anaheim vs. New Orleans at Memphit Houston at Indiana • Suday's Games Pittsburgh at Denver Anaheim at Dallas/ afternoon New Jersey at New OrleaM, afternoon Indiana at Mlnneeota, afternoon Monday's GamH • Pittsburgh at Houston New Jersey at Kentucky iouf plans and tilM. Some ideal are M spectacular u the floating bridges and that newer local landmark, the 690-foot tall Space Needle. Matt nkdy Jitai are a fllM-in tenter dump within the city or a dairy farm t» the south, but them alweye will be MOliment forplanwa Who jOTtHen a ita- dlum to the iky ever the railroad ttopeti or a mammoth f loat- ing fieldJBi nantama in the eity Bay. by beating Kentucky. The final poll determining the national champion will be announced next Tuesday. Tennessee already has accepted an invitation to p|ay Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. - * .*'.'*... i Gary Beban, UCLA's brilliant quarterback and a leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy, closed out his career against Syracuse and its hard-running fullback, Larry Csonka. . The Bruins are No. .4 in the poll. -Tenth-rated Houston was the only other member of the Top Ten in action. The Cougars .took on Tulsa. . The-winner of the Florida- Florida State game at Gainesville :is. slated-to oppose Penn State in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. Dec. 30. . The other major Bowl games line up this way: Cotton—Texas A&M vs. Alabama;- Sugar- Wyoming vs. Louisiana • State; Liberty—Georgia'•' against an unnamed Opponent. • Regional doubleheaders were scheduled 'for television screening (ABC). Michigan-Ohio State starting at 1:15 F.M., EST, 'followed by Georgia-Georgia Tech at 4:30 P.M., EST, was slated for the eastern half of the country. Tiie Western half'had as its fare Texas Tech and Arkansas at 1:15 p.m., ESTj ; and . Wash- ington-Washington'State at 4:30 p.m. EST. Other major games included: Yale-Harvard, Penn State-Pitt, Princeton-Penn, Michigan State- Northwestern, Illinois-I o w a, Missouri-Kansas,.. LSU-Tulane, Clemson-Sputh Carolina, Virginia-Maryland, Baylor-SMU, TCU- Rice and Colorado-Air Force. ^*s& <3 S* -Ste -^fffi&M Gary Bcban Griffin, Upshaw Show Way In Southland For a young fellow who drifted to the practice field of the Rebels of UT at Arlington without fanfare, Danny Griffin has managed to create sonic sounds in his two campaigns with the newly - crowned Southland Conference football champions. A graduate of Cleburne High School, Griffin went through his freshman Alington.,almost unknown. Then he took a whirl at football in the Spring of 1966 and what happened after that is now deeply inked in the record books. The 210-pound soph etched his name at the head of the rushing list Saturday, crashing through Laniar Tsch's defenses for 215 yards in 24 carries to erase all previous ball-carrying standards. For his monstrous work, Griffin was applauded -. the SLC offensive player of the I week as OTA thrashed Lamar Tech, 16-10, in the title brawl. Griffin had 184 yards in 12 carries in the first half alone, built on romps of. 11, 31, 57, 11, 16 and 48 yards. He also nabbed three passes for 21 yards, although it took three field goals by Skipper Butler to get the Rebels the elusive championship. The Rebel fullback shattered the previous rushing mark of 1204 yards set earlier in the season by Trinity's Clyde Glosson. Griffin was a near unanimous press box selection, missing un- aimity by a half vote, which ,went to Butler and his educated toe. While Griffin spent most of the critical night battering .Limar Tech, massive Marvin Uj>- shaw did the same thing to ^Arkansas State and Trinity's All.-. America candidate closed His great career by being named defensive player, of the week for the second straight Sat'ur-. day. ,". Upshaw, 6-4 and 245, was credr ited with 11 tackles, kicked-an extra point and a 40-yard field goal, and was the tower which led to Arkansas State's rushing, output of only 68 yards in ; ,,45 plays. Only two other nominees came out of the final week! o'f play. Halfback Terry Parsons, of Trinity dashed 98 25 carries to receive offensive support and halfback Jim i Marcum of UTA won defensive! Basketball SCOPES Arkansas Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College JBU Holiday Tourney At Siloam Springs Oklahoma . Christian College 86,' Oral Roberts University 78 Wayland Baptist 81, Philander Smith 69 - , -. -. Northeast Oklahoma State 83, Arkansas College 62 John Brown University 80, State College of Arkansas 78 Others Ouachita 88, East Texas Baptist 59 Drury College 71, Harding College 68 . •. ": . • - High School I El DoriJ.0 74, Little Rock Me- Clellan S3 Springdale HI, Huntsville 41 Fort Smith Northside 44, Mena 16 Fort Smith Sourhside 55, Van Buren 42 Camden Fairview 47, Haynes- Tille, La., 38 Magnolia 65, Hooks, Tex., 55 Helena 86, Brinkley 68 Beebe M, Jacksonville 44 Paragould 55, Searcy 43 Cross 69, Eudora 50 . By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHILADELPHIA -Benny Briscoe, 159, Philadelphia, Stopped Jimmy Lester, 169, San Francisco, I. PROVIDENCE, R.l. -Bob Foster, 171, Washington, D.C., outpointed M Viei, 194, New York, 1. ST. LOUIS-T.J. Jones, 161, Chicago, outpointed Art Her- candei.lti, St. Louis, 1. WINTER TUNI-UP SPECIAL! .c* '10.95 Cyl. IltMM »»nj t UtOr GOOSEY'S TIRE SHOP* GARAGE ro MM — HMIMi » M • The day the mouse roared. You're in school for 12 years. But most of you will never make a team. Why? Because you're too light Because you're a girl Because you work after school and can't practice. Whatever the reason, it's a fact: the same kids make all the teams. Today you can stand up and do something about it There's a new kind of team at school The President's AHAmericaTeam. And everybody has the same chance to make it Don't let the name scare you into thinking it's difficult It's easy if you're in shape. Impossible if you're not Every boy and girl 10 to 17 can try outl Thii i* a test of all-around ability (nothow good you are in one sporti It's a test of strength, speed and endurance. You have to run, jump, sit-up, pull-up and throw a softball. Big guys have no advantage over little guys. Boys have no advantage over girls. This is the youngest, smallest, lightest, newest, strongest team in America. Last year, 50,000 . kids made the team and won an award and a badge from the President ^Can you make the President's All America Team? ^"^ You'll never know, unless you try out So do it ^_ And don't worry about your size, sex or shape. After all, David beat Goliath. Delilah took away Samson's strength. And you can be the mouse that roared. toMeraweV*,«riMi P*»i<l«>»f»Ctnnefl an »yeie«i H«Met, Wa«hiii<tei». P.O. 20201. Bk/theville Courier News •*-' mm i OMi.

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