The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 18, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 18, 1966
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LEG/ON LOSES 5TH FIRST And That's 30 Blytheville's American Legion baseball team won No. 30 yesterday afternoon—but the Dud Cason club also lost No. 5. The fifth loss came before the 30th victory. Well, ihey really didn't lose the first game against Tuckerman at Light Brigade Field, they blew it. Tuckerman won the opener on a four-run thrust in (he last inning 9-7, then the Cas- ons ripped back 5-0 on Jerry McLaughlin's six-hitter. * * * •'•' Two infield errors and a ' single loaded the bases in the seventh inning with one out when Eddie Garner came into relieve Bobby George on the hill in the opener. Carner struck out the first batter but allowed two singles after that and Tuckerman had all the runs it needed to give the Blytheville boys their third loss in a row. Larry McKinney had started the game for Blytheville. •• After a briliant first inning, the visitors suddenly solved the righthanded- curveballer for six straight singles. George relieved here and held 'em the rest of the way. At least until the fateful seventh. And even he could've been out of it with some sharp defensive work. | COURIER NEWS Monday, July IS, 1966 PAGE E1GH1 . McLaughlin was the leader in the nightcap. He was a stingy with the hits, struck out 11 in seven innings and only walked one. * - * The defense was better In the second game also. A dou- bleplay wiped out the free pass in the first frame. Stan Williams had a pair of doubles. Bruce Bateman delivered a double and single. Carrying the offense in the first scuffle were Ronnie Yarbrough and Bateman. Yarbrough slugged two doubles, while Bateman produced a twobagger and two singles in three official at- bats. » * * Tuckerman, coached by Morgan Gilbert, now has a 12-17 season record. Blytheville's doubleheader with Helena Wednesday has been called off, since Helena plans to go into its tournament on that date. Paragould is due to come here Friday night for a twin- bill. The scheduled visit of Little Rock Air Force Base next Sunday is the end of the regular schedule. The district tournament is booked for Light Brigade Field July 27-31. Tuckerman ..050. .000 4. .8 12 1 Blytheville .. .301 030 0. .7 94 Tuckerman — Todie Pearson. Bob Billings (7); and Larry Til- tee. Blytheville —Larry McKln- ney. Bobby George(2). Eddie Carner(7); and Pat Harper. WP —Pearson. LP—George. Umpires jimmie Gee and Freddy Rounsavall. SECOND GAME Tuckerman ..000 000 0..0 6 1 Blytheville .. .200 210 X..5 9 1 Tuckermnn — Billings, Mike Mike Weaver (5); and Tlffee. Blytheville — Jerry McLaugnlln and Bonnie Beard. LP — Billings. Umpires—Rounsavall and Gee. Storekeeper—Paul Human. RYUN'S RUN WORLD'S BEST Thank You, Ivan - By JACK STEVENSON Associated Press s ports Writer ' BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Kansas teen-ager Jim Ryun handed the Irop Curtain countries an unexpected return blow to their slap at his nation when his flying feet returned the world record in the classic mile to the United States after a 29- year absence. For if Poland hadn't followed the lead o£ Russia and pulled out of dual meets against the USA track and field forces in a political move against U.S. activities in Viet Nam, the 19- .-emarkable 2.3 off the record held by Frenchman Michel Jazy. Instead, he would have been running a 1,500-meter race, the metric mile, against ;he Poles. * * * Ryun, a University of Kansas freshman, now adds his mile mark to the world record of 1:44.9 in the half mile he has pending recognition. His 880 mark came at Terre Haute, Ind., on June 10. The previous month in -Los Angeles, the youngster from East Wichita •year-old Ryun wouldn't have run the mile Sunday. • ! He wouldn't have had the chance to blaze four laps in 3 minutes, 51.3 seconds, clipping a „. American owned the mile record. Cunningham ran 4:06.8 in 1934. En route to the mile, Ryun also was clocked with the second fastest 1,500 meters of all time—3:36.1, an American record topped only by the 3:35.6 by Herb Elliott of Australia in the 1960 Olympics. * * Standing 6-foot-2 and weighing 155, Ryun says, "I like any dis tance—a half mile, 1,500 meters mile or two miles." He plans to compete in th yUUIlgOlcl J.1 UI1I JJJOOL " iwiiiKt* • •-« j,.™.- ..- , bettered the American two-mile hall mile next weekend at Lo record at 8:25.2. j Angeles where runners _ from Not since Britain's Sydney Woddersbn broke the record of another Kansarj, Glenn Cunningham, with a 4:06.4 in 1937, has * * All Types of Records BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) 'Jim Ryun's fastest-ever mile topped two days of competition in the All American Invitational track and field meet which saw records of all types rewritten. The 19-year-old Kansan's time cf 3 minutes, 51.3 broke the world mark. As the stars head for Los Angeles and competition against an aggregation from New Zealand, Australia and Britain on Saturday and Sunday, they leave California's Edwards Stadium which saw: records and the fastest 10,000- meler run on American soil. Ryun's great run brought two of the U.S. marks — his mile ime and en route a 3:36.1 for 1,500 meters. Art Walker of the Three * * * American men's records, two American women's Southern California Striders notched the other one with a 547% triple jump. * * * Ron Laurrieu of Santa Monica Calif., ran the 10,000 meters in 28:54.1. American women's, records fell to RaNae Bair of San Diego in the javelin with a throw ol 188 feet, 11 inches and to Charlette Cooke of Los Angeles with 2:04.7 in the 880. Australia, New Zealand an Britain substitute for the Rus sians. Then he'll take a vacatio from track until fall when h joints the Kansas cross-countr varsity. When Poland withdrew from the scheduled dual meet a wee j ago, the All American Invita tional was substituted, keepin .he same events as on the orig nal schedule but substituting th mile for 1,500 meters and th mile relay for the 1,600-mete baton passing event. TJtt Vltw from Htn ED HAYES * * * So Many Friends JUST ABOUT ALL THE ATHLETIC ACTION CENTERS in Mississippi County were represented in some fashion, by players and coaches and fans, by flowers and by messages and—most important—by prayers. Friends who crammed into First Baptist Church in Os.ce- ola yesterday afternoon hoped that in some manner, by their presence, they could extend comfort to Ray Mann and the other members of the family. Ray, who has one of the highest codes of sportsmanship around, lost his beloved wife Friday morning. At the tender age of 48, she just failed to wake up. * * * Mrs. Mann worked in the yard Thursday. It was a hot day. Remember? A blister, a real blister. She didn't feel well that evening and went to see her doctor. A shot gave her relief and she went to bed feeling better. Ray went through his regular morning ritual; shave and bath, had breakfast with Boston Red Sox scout Wpg Rice (who has his eye on a couple West Memphis Legion players), then Ray returned home to check on his wife. He sat beside her on the bed, talked to her gently until— until the shocking realization that she was no. longer breathing jabbed him between the eyes. * * *••••..•• So, the funeral was yesterday and there wasn't enough room for friends in the church. The cardinal comfort at these hard times, of course, comes from the measure of the spiritual each of us embraces but it's a time, too, when you ache for the presence and words and actions of friends. Ray has an adequate supply of friends, for sure. As coach of teams that won the state American Legion and state semipro championships, as a past president of the Mississippi County Bowling Association, a major league scout and a gay who is at home at Haley Field in Blytheville just,as he is at Hale Field in Osceola, he was a cinch to pick up a few buddies along the way. - , . . * * * , So, the friends turned out. The response was warming. Not the least helping hand belonged to the Rev. Harry Jacobs, pastor, but who was there to comfort him? Because of his closeness to the Manns, it was one of the most difficult services he'd ever conducted. The Manns are members of the church and they don't hide in the last pew. It was this strength that carried 'em through a tragedy four years ago this month, when the budding life Of Ray Junior was snuffed out on a county road early one morning. Stormy Lynch, the pig sandwich salesman who moonlights as an official 'of basketball and football games across the stale, isn't worried about his ole buddy Ray. "This boy is strong religiously," said Stormy admiringly. "He can stand anything. If anyone can take it, Ray can." * *,.,,* Sports were an integral component in the life of Ray's wife, too. It was a way of life, no kidding about it. Ray Junior played football and baseball and Ray Senior was always going off where the action was. It went farther back into her life than that, too. Her brother Gerald Blomeyer played football for the BBS Chickasaws, a hard-nosed center in the 194346 era. So now the game is over for another of the good players. May God grant her soul rest. To Ray and to all other offshoots of the Mann clan, her dear mother Mrs. E. F. Blomeyer, I submit my own sympathies. I know HI have to stand in line to get my message across but for these folks you don't mind standing in line. Don't Pay That Bet! "All of us in the race wer determined to run our person best," said the quietly mode Ryun, who already had done 3:53.7, just one-tenth off Jazy record. "When you run a good race, you always feel you could have done better," he added and then predicted someone would lower the record to 3:50 before the end of the year. Travs Squeeze Enough Runs Into One Inning LITTLE ROCK (AP)—Arkansas bundled all its scoring into inning Sunday and defeat:;ed El Paso 5-2 to regain a •share of first place in the Tex; as League baseball race. ; The Travelers get a chance 'to lake a half game lead to-night when they seek their third ^straight victory over the Sun :Kings. Arkansas and Amarillo are 'deadlocked in the lead with 51- 39 records following Amarillo's split of a doubleheader with Albuquerque Sunday. Amarillo won the nightcap 6-2 after dropping the opener 4-0. * * * In the other Texas League game Dallas - Fort Worth blanked Austin 2-0. Larry Stubing and Billy Wolff each hit two-run homers in Arkansas' five-run fourth inning outburst. It was Stubing's 15th round tripper of the year. Mike Torrez checked the Sun Kings on only four hits with a route-going pitching performance. * * * El Paso 000 010 001-2 4 0 Arkansas 000 50fl Ox—5 9 3 Dugan, Hickman (4), Mosley (5) and Egan; Torrez and Breeden. W-Torrez (1-2). L — Dugan (1-2). Home Runs—Arkansas, Stubing (15), Wolff (5). BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, July 19 Adults 75e — Children 25e I HOPE THE LADY WHO ASKED ME TO FIND OUT just when Bill Mazeroski hit that home run to beat the Yankees in the seventh game of the 1960 world series hasn't paid off the bet yet. The answer was given here last week that Pirate Mas cracked the home run in the last of the ninth with two outs and the count 3-2. A voice in the wilderness challenged the answer and it turns out the voice was correct. It was in the last of the ninth all right but Mazeroski was the first batter up. To further pinpoint it, he hit the decisive homer on the second pitch from Ralph Terry. Other homers in the wild game were produced by Pirates Hal Smith and Rocky Nelson ... and Yankees Yogi Berra and Moose Skowron. * * * I hunted for the answer to the lady's query unsuccessfully in the microfilm file of the Courier News. I turned to a Pittsburgh friend in town and I knew he would be pleased to go over the game again, so I used his answer. But as it turned out he was so hysterical about the Pirates winning, his exact recap of the event was hazy. The official answer was uncovered in the handy archives of baseball statistician J.P. Friend. Really, I should've known the answer myself but the 1960 season was one I wanted to forget quickly and forever. You see, I had bet a box of cigars that the Pirates would finish below the Cardinals from St. Louis. MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE ttsburgh . an Fran. .. •OS Angeles lila ouston .... Janta ..... .Louis ... ncinnati .. ew York ., hicago .... "W. L. Pet. G.B. 55 35 .611 55 37 '.598 51 37 .580 .544 49 41 1 3 6 45 43 .511 9 43 47 .478 12 42 46 .477 12 39 49 .443 15 37 51 .420 17 29 59 .330 25 Baltimore. Detroit <. lleveland California Minnesota Chicago .... Kansas City New York . Washington Boston Saturday's Results Los Angeles. 7, New York 1 Philadelphia 6, San Franciso, 5, 15 innings Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 1 Houston 1, Atlanta 1, 5Vi innings, rain Cincinnati 5, St. Louis 3 Sunday's Results Pittsburgh 7-7, San Franeis- o 4-1 '...••'. Philadelphia 3-1, Los Angeles 3 : New York 4-7, Houston 2-5 . St. Louis 4-2, Chicago 3-7, 1st ame 11. innings Atlanta ?, Cincinnati ,6 ' Today's Games Houston at New York, 2. Los Angeles at Philadelphia, San Francisco at Pittsburgh, Cincinnati at Atlanta Chicago at St. Louis, N Tuesday's Games Cincinnati at Chicago Philadelphia at Houston, N Atlanta at St. Louis, N Only games scheduled MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 51 39 .567 51 39 .567 46 47 .495 6% 45 47 .489 7 toarillo ... \RKANSAS Jbuquerque \ustin 11 Paso 42 50 .457 10 AMERICAN LEAGUE V- 60 . 40 48 49 43 . 42 . 41 40 . 4'P 39 Saturday's L. Pet. G.B. 32 ..852 38 .568 8 40 .545 W 41 .544 10 47 .478 16 48 .467 17 49 .456 18 49 .449 18% 53 .430 20% 55 .415 22 Results Baltimore 8, Detroit 2 Boston 7, California 1 New York 9, Kansas City, 5, 10 innings Minnesota 6, Washington 2 Chicago 7, Cleveland 2 Sunday'? Results Chicago 5-2, Baltimore 1-3 Cleveland 7-15, Detroit 3-2 Kansas City 3-2, Boston 2-3 California 5-1, Washington 0-3 New York 4-9, Minnesota 2-6 Today's Games California at Cleveland, N New York at Minnesota , Baltimore at Chicago, N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Cleveland, N Minnesota at Washington, 2 twi-night Detroit at Baltimore, N Kansas City at New York, N California at Boston, N Troni-MlM Kjnfl Has to B«o» Hi» Bett FrUnd* MINNEAPOLIS nly thing husky idn't like about 3rd Trans-Mississippi ( . Tournament Sunday was than. aA in beat his friends to do »•a 4is very hard to^play your pal » said «» .»WB Wiechers after he had defeat Bob E, Smith 3 and 2 in the eheduled 36-hole finals ™u* aver the Edina Country Club ourse. ' •.•'•' i Wiechers is from Atherton, Calif and just recently gradtj- ated from Santa Clara .Univera, v Smith, from Sacramento, Calif., still has some schoolinu eft at Sacramento State. ^ The two finalists, along Witji Ron Cerrudo of San Rafael and San Jose State and Ross Randall of Alanieda, Calif.,.drovt here together from California. Wiechers beat Cerrudo 3 and J in Friday's quarter-finals. ; 3allas-FW ... 39 52 .429 12 Sunday's Results Albuquerque 4-2, Amarillo 0-6 ARKANSAS 5, El Paso 2 Dallas - Fort Worth 2, Austin 0 Today's Games Austin at Dallas-Fort Worth El Paso at ARKANSAS Only games scheduled INTERNATIONAL Saturday's Results Buffalo 5-10 .Rochester 2-1 Richmond 2, Toledo 1 Columbus 4, .Jacksonville 1 Toronto 3, Syracuse 2 Sunday'* Results Columbus 7-4, Jacksonville 3-t Richmond 5-0, Toledo 2-1 Buffalo 5, Rochester 3 Toronto 5-3, Syracuse 0-5 PACIFIC COAST Saturday's Results Tacoma 7, Portland 2 Tulsa 4-4, Oklahoma City 3- Phoenix 6-0, Vancouver 2-3 San Diego 3, Denver 1 Spokane 11, Indianapolis 10 Seattle 11, Hawaii 2 Sunday's Results San Diego 5, Denver 3 Portland 3-3, Tacoma 0-2 Vancouver 8, Phoenix 5 Tulsa 10, Oklahoma City 9 Indianapolis 2-7, Spokane 1 Seattle 14-11, Hawaii 5-12 A New Face for Attorney General PURCELL DEMOCRAT * Dignity * Responsibility * Integrity (pel. ad fd, /or br Dt. Jnao S<^(r. EtnlflB>_ * * * * * v\ Vote for a Working Lieutenant Governor Joe Basore is the only candidate for Lieutenant Governor who has a program designed to stimulate Arkansas' economic growth. This 39-year-old business man and land developer has THE ABILITY to represent us, THE DESIRE to serve us and THE WILLINGNESS to work for us. Pol. Adv. pd. for by Ernie Dcane Democrat jftF LiEUTEnAHT GOVERnOR^ IF YOU CARE... STARTING TIME — 8:30 CHAMPIONSHIP TAG TEAM MATCH AL COSTELLO And HERB WELCH • — Vs. — LUKE WELCH And CHIN LEE First Match Rowdy Red Roberts — Vs.— Steve Kovak

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