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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 28, 1967
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fflvthevffle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, November 2S, 1967 - Page Nlm Nof The Weather No More Moisture On Big League Play By CHARLES GREEN Associated Press Sport!. Writer MEXICO CITY (AP)'- "If a pitcher is clever enough he can throw anything he wants. We are just trying to make sure he doesn't want to throw a spitball" That was the way Paul Richards, general manager of the Atlanta Braves, reasoned the latest change in baseball rules, a change designed to put some teeth in the ban against the spitball. The Playing Rules Committee amended Rule 802A Monday, to prohibit a pitcher from touching his mouth or lips or spitting in his hand, glove or on the ball. The first violation brings a warning from the umpire, the start of the 1920 season but 19 pitchers who were throwing spit- lers then were allowed to continue the practice until retirement. Burleigh Grimes of the St. Louis Cardinals, who retired in the mid-1930s, was the last of the legal spitball pitchers. But pitchers kept up the practice on the sly. Almost every team in the major leagues has at least one wetball pitcher although Cal Koonce of the New York Mets is the only active hurler to make a public admis- second automatic from the game. expulsion if a ball is in good enough condition to keep in the game and hitters from distant bullpens. The ball proposal would keep pitchers from delaying the game by asking for several new balls an inning and stop batters from stepping from the box to ask for a new ball. In other developments, Phil Piton, 64, announced his retirement, effective in December 1968, as president of the National Association (minor leagues) and Joe DiMaggio, executive ural effort. Charles Segar, president the Playing Rules Committee, announced the change on the first day of the annual winter baseball meetings. It was change, said, "It is too late Triien a manager complains after a pitcher has thrown spit- ter. It's all... over then and there's no proof. So it must be stopped sooner, at-the mouth, where 85 per cent of the foreign substances come from." The rule applies at the start of next season even to those pitchers who touch their mouth in nervous habit, even if they've never thrown a spitter in their lives. son that his pitches have some- vice president of the Oakland thing on (hem other than nat-! Athletics, announced the appointment of Bill Cutler as vice _, president in charge of public relations. Cutler had been an administrative assistant in the office of the American League president. The New York Mets acquired catcher J.C. Martin from the Chicago White Sox and sent pitcher Bill Denehy to Washing;on to complete deals made ear- ,er. Today's big business included the draft of minor league players but the pickings were slim. Oakland had the first choice. Richards, who proposed the suggested during an unprecedented meeting of managers and general managers of the 20 major league clubs. "This is the first step," Segar said, indicating more drastic action might be taken if disqualification from the game isn't .enough. The managers and general managers also acted on ideas put forth by Commissioner William D. Eckert to speed up play and improve the game's image. These included giving the'urn- Spitballs were banned at the | pire sole authority to determine Second Deer Season Set For December LITTLE ROCK - The 1968 deer season will open as usual on the second Monday of November, and the December period will also open on the second Monday of the month. The two dates were set by the Game and Fish Commission a year in advance so that hunters could make vacation plans accordingly. At one time the Commission had considered different opening dates and season lengths. But at the suggestion of Game Division chief Gene Rush the Commission decided to open the deer periods in the same manner they have for years. The December hunt will open on Dec. 9 and continue through Dec. 14. The Commission did not set the dates of the "bonus" season that came on Nov. 24-25 of this year. Squirrel season of 1968 was also set to open statewide on Oct. 1'next year. The squirrel season opened statewide on Sept. 15 this year, and some southern Arkansas sportsmen were unhappy because they felt the season opened too early in their area. The Commission also is considering setting the other 1968 hunting seasons in July instead of August so that the printing of game regulation pamphlets will be speeded.up. For nearly a half year the Commission has been conducting expanded meetings so that any group or delegation could meet and discuss any matter relating to Game and Fish activities, practices, or regulations. For that reason the semi. annual public hearings will no .onger be held. The Commission meets the third. Monday of each month and spends the first half day meeting with delegations. Under the public hearing speakers aired their views while the Commission did not enter into discussion with anyone. Now, under the new system, speakers and groups may discuss their problems in detail with the Commission. To aid in public relations the Commission will begin holding the monthly sessions every third month in different cities. TMs will give us a chance to meet with sportsmen in the various areas to get a better understanding of their problems, as well. as come to them instead of their always coming to us, commented Director Hugh Hackler. The Commission plans to meet in El Dorado as guests of the Union County Wildlife Association on Feb. 19-20, and in Russellville on Dec. 18-19. During the November business session of the Commission, it was agreed to work out a joint agreement with the SCS on a project in Lawrence County, to seek the services of professional engineers to outline the projects of Lake Sue Gordon near Smackover and Grassy Lake near Conway, approved a deep well and pump for the hatchery at Lonoke, will seek bids on large fish hauling tanks and 2-ton trucks on which the tanks will be mounted, approved the opening of Lake Overcup to commercial fishermen in December YMCA Play Stays Hot Joe Frazier Defend Self Or Else Became Frazier's Way By SANDY PADWE NEA Sports Writer PHILADELPHIA - (NEA) — It was 3 p.m. and the summer sun had halted most of the activity on the "strip." Small groups of men congregated on the corners, jackets slung over their arms, hats The action continues to be hot and heavy in the YMCA Commercial Basketball League and recent games provided lots of crowd-pleasing excitement as the season moved into its third week last night. Last week saw Phillips Fordj edge Randall Co. 68-61 while; fmejrords such as game cover^ Langley Auto Sales routed Blytheville Water Co., 115-46. In a pump for Lake Des Arc. Rumors have cropped up lately that the Commission . was planning to ban all dogs from hunting in the near future. To squelch that, the Commission passed a resolution at its November meeting to assure deer- hunters that the use of dogs would be permitted during the 1968 season. Tom Pugh of Portland suggested the resolution and asked that the sportsmen of the state be informed that the Commission had no intention of passing a leash law or a law to take the hound out of hunting. Members of the Commission have formed a committee to de- two other battles, Pepsi-Cola won by forfeit from West Cash and Carry as Hudson Barber Shop nipped Sullivan Chevrolet, 57-54 in Saturday clashes. Tippy, Reed and Singleton with 16 apiece led the Ford team to its seven point win, on Wednesday while Massey with 28 and Hopper with 14 paced the losing Randall-men. Downing's 28, Carner s 26 and Wren's 17 helped Langley to their 100-plus score over the Water-men, Reed garnering 12 and Morgan 10 to lead the losers. In Saturday action, Hudson was able to edge Sullivan Chevrolet by three points, thanks to the evenly-distributed scoring which saw Walters get 17, Dean 16 and Ford 15 while Lane's 25 and Ritchey's 14 led Sullivan's. LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Shirley, Picard, a police detective captain and three-time winner of the Louisiana Amateur Championship, Monday fired a three-under-par 68 and led qualifiers for the $35,000 Cajun Classic Golf Tournament. during the upcoming drawdown, allocated $2000 to improve fishing conditions on Guion Slough in Izard County, opened the Pine Bluff arsenal area to deer hunting during the December period, and approved the purchase of in the new ban on free-running dogs during the April-July period. Discussion of the new law came up at the November meeting of the Commission. Since the law will not go into effect until April 1, the Commission decided not to suspend the law or rescind the ruling because they felt the regulation was needed urgently. Appointed to work on defining the terminology of the regulation were Tom Pugh, Lloyd McCollum, and Newt Hailey, who are to confer with the Executive Director and the Commission attorney, Russell Wools. The study is being made for clarification of the ruling to all sportsmen. Travis H. McDaniel has been named Refuge Manager in charge of the Cape Remain National Wildlife Refuge near McClellanville, South Carolina. He replaces Frank Johnson who has been promoted to a staff position with the Regional Office of the Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife, Atlanta, Ga. Tlie announcement was made by C. Edward Carlson, Regional Director of the Bureau's Southeastern Region. MeDaniel transfers from Wa- panocca National Wildlife Refuge near Turrell, Arkansas where he has been Refuge Manager for the past five years. The transfer is expected to take place during the last week in November. pushed back, cigarettes dangling from their mouths. The "strip" is a section of North Philadelphia running west from • Broad Street across Columbia Avenue. There, a kid learns to defend himself early in life, or else he spends most of his boyhood at home, behind a locked door. It also is where Joe Frazier, the unbeaten heavyweight contender, trains. The Police Athletic League gymnasium is a small cramped building across the street from the Little Harlem Bar. Occasionally, some of the customers wander out of the bar and into the gym to watch Joe Frazier's training routine. They watch closely, pride filling their eyes. Joe Frazier came walking down the "strip" seven years age, fresh off the bus from Beaufort, S.C., and weighing a blubbery 235 pounds. heavy bags. And they gather around the mirror next, to the ring where Joe, sweat glistening on his back, skips rope. "Faster, faster," someone shouts. Joe grins at the direction of the command. He increases the tempo, the rope whistling as it cuts the humid air. Duke Dugent steps out of art office in the corner of the gymnasium. He is the Philadelphia police officer who runs the gym. He worked with Joe from the start. "A good boy," Dugent says. "He's great with the kids. He's great with his people. He's a wonderful example. These kids see him. Then they have some hope." Dugent also worked with wetl- terweight contender Gypsy Joe Harris and heavyweight Leotis Martin. Lcn Matthews, the former Grizzlies Growl Way To The Top By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fort Smith Northsido, the only Class AAA or AA football team in Arkansas to complete its schedule unbeaten and untied, was the unanimous choice' for the top spot in the Associated Press Arkansas high school football poll. The Grizzlies, who finished 120, were the top pick of the ten sportswrilers and broadcasters participating in the final poll of the season. Little Rock Hall, beaten only by Nortdside, got all ten second place votes. Hall closed out its season with a 28-0 victory over Little Rock Central Thanksgiving Day. Central dropped from seventh to eighth—the only shakeup in the top ten. El Dorado moved up from eighth to seventh. Springdale finished third, followed by Texarkana, North Little Rock, Conway, El Dorado, Central, Pine Bluff and Camden Fairview. Conway led the field in Class AA. Nashville edged Berryville by four points in Class A and Stamps was a solid choice for the top spot in Class B. Here are the results of tfie poll, with first place votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. FS Northside (10) (12-0) 2. LR Hall (10-1) New Joe Frazier has left the | lightweight contender, also was "strip." He is making it very i an alumnus, big and his friends are happy | "He would have made Duke says. "But the 'strip' got him. It's a tough place. "It won't get Joe, though." (NEXT: Thoughts on the Heavyweight Championship.) for him; they are happy for anyone who manages to get out. Most people around Columbia Avenue know Joe. Joe konws them, too. He slops in front of Riley's Barber Shop for a red light, honks his car horn, and in a second, an appointment is made for another day. A few quick words, a wave of the hand and | the deal is settled. Two blocks down, Joe stops again for a light. He peers out the window. A teen-age girl is staring sullenly, waiting for a bus. "Why you look so evil?" Joe Frazier says to her, a smile crossing his face. The girl stares at the driver - . for a moment. Then she smiles, tistics released today "That's better, isn't it?" Joe Bl "S a ' so continues his lead in Frazier says. ! Per-game average with 27.9. "I guess so," she replies. It doesn't hurt to be nice," 100 , 90 3. Springdale (10-1) 78 4. Texarkana (9-2) 70 5. North Little Rock (9-3) .. 59 G. Conway (10-1) 42 7.E1 Dorado (6-5) 28 8.LR Central (7-4) 28 9. Pine Bluff (6-5) 20 10. Camden Fairview (11-1).. 8 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Atkins, Gentry, Fayetteville, FS Southside, Sheridan and St. Anne's. Class AA 1. Conway (9) (10-1) 29 Joe says. "Maybe I'm doing better, but why should that change me? I want them to know that. I want them to realize I'm still Joe Frazier, the one they knew before." At the gymnasium, the kids cease all activity when Joe, in green trunks, steps into one of Nate, Siegfried Lead NEW YORK (AP - Dave . Bing of Detroit, who held Hie! scoring average lead for several i weeks, took over the individual scoring lead in the National Basketball Association with 53 points, according to league sta- Walt Hazzard of Seattle and Elgin Baylor vaulted into the Nos. 2 and 3 spots, respectively, with 519 and 506 points. Hazzard has an average of 22.6 points and Baylor is second with 25,3. Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia continues to lead in field goal accuracy, .562, while Larry Siegfried of the Boston Celtics Nate Thurmond San Francisco 2. Camden Fairview (11-1) .17 3. Malvern (10-1-1) 7 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Forrest City;; Rogers, Sheridan (1) and Subi- aco. Class A 1. Nashville (7 (1-1) 23 2. Berryville (10-1) 19 3. Eudora (9-2) .-7 Others receiving votes, listed. alphabetically: Atkins (1), Fordyce, Greenwoodand St. Anne's (1). Class B 1. Stamps (8) (11-) 272. Gillet (1-) if. 3. Gentry (2) (11-0) 13" Others receiving votes, listed. alphabetically: Farmington anil Rison. Cortez, Marino To Wrestle Chico Cortez and Ex-Blue Inferno Number One com-. bine their wrestling talents^ against Ted McCarthy and Antonio Marino in the feature bout" tonight at Legion Arena. The tag-team event, one hotir; time limit, best two of three" falls, will precede another hour' long affair which will pit Joey Corea against Eric Von Broner ' in a two out of three falls battle. For TIGERS only... long & lean Panetela EDWA§?D America's Largest Selling Cigar WINTER TUNE-UP SPECIAL! fiC3 , ? 10.95 Includes Parts & Labor GOOSEY'S TIRE SHOP & GARAGE TO 3-9731 — Moultrie & 61. the two rings on the main floor. • has moved into the top spot in They are mostly teen-agers, and younger boys. Their wfde eyes are riveted on the ring as _. Joe shadow-boxing, throws hard] Cisco has 533 rebounds, tops i rights and lefts at an imagin-' that category, but Chamberlain throw accuracy with a mark of .882. Nate Thurmond of San Fran- in ary opponent. ] leads in per-game average at Then they crowd the doorway [ 24.2. Len Wilkens of St. Louis of the small room off the main I leads in assists with 182 and 7.9 floor where Joe pounds the per game. YOUR MAIL for this week's I Copies Avoiloble At Kroner Stores? (Continued from Page 7) Pollard, Johnny 6.45 Peoples, Albert James Jr. 5.21 Peoples, Mike 5.21 Pizand, Margarito 5.21 Rackley, Howard 17.82 Rice, 0. A. 5.21 Richamond, Oral 20.32 Ricketts, Jack J. 3.98 Rigsby, Bethel Ray 18.82 Rigsby, Lloyd 4.61 Rowlett, Tim D. 29.78 Russell, Bobby G. 29.18 Russell, J. C. or Barbara 11.98 Scott, A. M. 4.61 Scotty's Pure Truck Stop 20.32 Sharp, Homer 20.32 Shearin, H. B. 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M. 8 Woods, Chester 3 Wortham, Roy 39 Young, J. D. 9 SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. Allen, Arlee 4 Canamore, R. E. 7 Crnwford, • Bernice Allen 28 Gil), Jimmy 217 Martin, Therald 10 Petty, Juanita 19 Rice, Rev. Davis 26 Tcusink, Robert Pau! 59 Weare, Robert 26 7,$ 8.81 3.14 8.H .K64 il.88 8.11 3,14 19,76 9,52 4.39 7M

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