The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 21, 1966 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 21, 1966
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Kythtvfflt (Ark.) Ceurtar Ntwi - Biundiy, July «. 11* - MJ ORIOLES DISH IT OUT Tigers Are Sick By HAL BOCK t Associated Press Sports Writer " /The Detroit Tigers have a sick '"Manager, a sick acting manag- r «r, and a sick shortstop. Right '"now their' pitching staff isn't exactly the picture of health '-.either.' ,"' Batimore continued to punish the Tiger staff Wednesday, rn pounding Denny McLain and *"two successbrs for 16 hits in a -s'10-7 triumph that extended the j Orioles' American League lead = to Wi games. i Detroit Manager Chuck Dres| sen is recuperating from his {second heart attack in two "; years and now Acting Manager |Bob Swiftand All-Star shortstop I Dick McAuliffe have been hos- f,pitalized with bacterial food ".poisoning. "'"• * * * McLain, who pitched three ^''"perfect innings in the All-Star -^Game, was ripped for home fj runs by Brooks Robinson and '•'Bpog Powell as the Orioles wiped out an early deficit. In 5 1-3 innings pitched since the All-Star break, McLain has been taged with two losses in which he gave up 16 hits and 14 runs, alt of them earned. The second-place Tigers meanwhile, have lost 14 of their last 20 games including five in a row. During the five-game slide, Detroit pitchers have given up 53 runs, an average of more than 10 per game. * * * Frank Skaff, handling the Tigers in the absence of both Dressen and Swift, saw Detroit jump into a 3-fl lead and then rally for a 7-5 lead but it wasn't enough against the fired-up Orioles. Powell and Robinson each drove in two runs and scored three. Jim Northrup had a homer and double for Detroit, driving in two runs and scoring three. Elsewhe'r in the American League W a viesday, Minnesota Challenges Hollywood King of Stocks By DAVE BURGIN CHARLOTTE, N. C. — (NBA)—those who knbw Curtis Turner, the stock car driver, anxiously await the .movie Hollywood plans to make about his life, hoping that it paints an accurate picture of the man. "If it's true to life, it'll put Tennessee Williams to shame," said a honey-blond bookkeeper frbm Charlotte. "Naw," a young member of Turner's pit crew drawled, "it probably will be just another one of those phon- ied-up racing movies and Curtis will come out looking like a slick Yankee." Turner fans, mostly rural southerners, feel that the role of Curtis Turner shftuld : be played by a star who can also act, not a glamor boy. "Marlon Brando, Paul Newman or maybe Burt Lancaster," said the blonde. "It'd have to be somebody who could do a country ac. cent, raise hell and know ' how to .handle women." * * * As for Turner himself, he doesn't much care who gets the part or how accurate the movie is. "AH I care about," he said, "is the check for the movie rights. When it comes, I'll throw the biggest party Charlotte's ever seen." This is the Curtis Turner his fans know. At 42, and still active, he is a legend around the tracks. He is a skillful, nervy driver, a veteran of 20 years of racing. Turner is a country Aly Khan. His speech makes Corner Pyle sound like a Harvard professor. He'll match anybody in candor. He could probably beat Bear Bryant in salesmanship. * * * It all makes Turner stand out among a gang of characters on the Grand National Circuit whose exploits would humble some of baseball's most celebrated flakes. "Curtis is the king," said Crash Grant, a former driver and Turner's friend. "They ain't nobody like him." Not Junior Johnson, who once supplemented a racing income with revenue from a moonshine still. Not the late Joe Weather- ly, who was fond of driving rental cars into motel swimming pools. Nor Crash Grant, who likes to take potshots at restaurant chandeliers with a 4-10 shotgun encased in a .walking stick. . . Turner's philosophy of racing would not go well on the back of a cereal package.. * * * "I drive to win, that's all. You'd be a fool to get out there and risk your neck for any other reason. "That's why Joe Weatherly gave me the nickname 'Pop.' I was always poppin' him in the rear end when he wouldn't get out of my way." The night before a race, Turner says, "I get me a gal and go to a party." Once, only minutes before the start of a 300-mile race, Turner was found sleeping in the .track's tire shed, bleary-eyed from a night of partying. With only an hour's sleep, he jumped in his car and won it. * + * "They's no other way to get ready for a race," he explained. "Besides, these cars go fast enough to keep you awake." Fear? "When your knees start knocking, you just step on it." The image of his sport? "I never thought much about it." Which could be one reason why NASCAR suspended Turner for four years when he tried to unionize the stock car drivers. "It was a deal with the " Teamsters Union," he said. "I needed the money to start my race track (Charlotte Speedway)." * * * Turner's nine-room home In Charlotte has "one of the best bars in North Carolina." He has parties two or three nights a week. He pilots his own plane to check on his business interests, mainly lumber acreage in Canada and Kentucky. "Business is the only way I know to get the kind of money I enjoy spending," he said. "There ain't enough of it in racing." downed Washington 3-1, Chicago beat Cleveand 6-3, New York banked Kansas City 4-0 and California and Boston split a doubleheader, the Red Sox winning the first game 6-1 and the Angels taking the nightcap, 1-0 n 10 innings. *. * * Moe Drabowsky pitched four hitless innings of relief for the Orioles, striking out eight of the 2 batters he faced. The loss left the second-place Tigers closer to eighth place Kansas City than they are to ront-running Baltimore. The Athletics slipped into eighth behind New York when tfel Stottlemyre blanked them on six hits. Horace Clarke and Tom Tresh homered for the Yankees who won their fifth straight. Don Buford and Jerry Adair drove in two runs apiece as the White Sox downed the Indians: Joe Horlen pitched five hitless nnings but needed help from Hoyt Wilhelm to nail down the victory. Dave Boswell's six-hitter gave Minnesota its 10th victory in 12 games this season against Washington. Boswell, 8-5, struck out eight and allowed only two hits after the third inning. Darrell Brandon, a rookie right-hander, pitched a two-hitter and Don Demeter drove in two runs with a double and two singles as Boston beat California in the opener of their twi- night doubleheader. Bob Rodgers' pinch single in the 10th inning decided the second game as three California pitchers—Dean Chance, Minnie Rojas and Jack Sanford—limited the Red Sox to two hits. Chance allowed only a second inning single by Tony Conigliaro but walked eight before Rbjas came on in the ninth. Sanforc pitched the 10th inning and gave up the other Boston hit. fsf; i ifi WHAT HEAT WAVE?-Near 100-degree weather doesn't trouble two-year-old Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Parish of BIytheville. He's ready for the football season. (Courier News Photo) MISSCO GUN CLUB PROJECT Basic Rifle Course at the Y Curtii Turner Missco Gun Club and BIytheville YMCA are sponsoring a basic rifle instruction course for boys and girls, ages 10 through 17. Purpose is to instruct youngsters in the safety and handling of firear.ns. Tentative plans call for the formation of a Junior Gun Club after completion of the six-week course and perhaps compete with other similar organizations. Registration (deadline Aug. 3) fee is $3 for YMCA members, $4 .'or non-members. The fee covers all supplies and ammunition for the .22 target rifle to be used during the course. Roy Bray, a certified Na- tional Rifle Association instructor, is in charge. * * * The course is to start Aug. 3 and have three night classes (7 to 9 p.m.) and three Sunday afternoon classes of firing on the BIytheville Gun Club range at Burdette. Night classes are the Y. Qualification firing is set up for Sept. 4, with certificates going to those who finish the course. Those wishing to sign up may do so by contacting Bray at Bray's service station, Paul Westbrook at Paul's Bootery or J. P. Garrott at the Y. Parents are invited to attend the sessions. Pro Football Glimpses Alworth Is At It Again Tutors Grab Ex-Seminole CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Arkasnas State Teachers College announced Wednesday the signing of Frank Richardson, an outstanding back at Osceola last year. Richardson had earlier announced plans to attend Memphis State. ASTC football Coach Raymond Bright said that Richardson, a 190-pounder, is one of the brightest prospects he's signed in his eight years here. .iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBiiiiiiiiiiia BATTING LEADERL Tri-Co NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (200 at bats) — Alou, Pittsburgh, .343; Stargell, Pittsburgh, .339. Runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 67; Alou, Atlanta 62. Runs, batted in—Aaron, Atlanta, 72; Stargell, Pittsburgh, 65. Hits—Alou, Atlanta, 126; Clemente Pittsburgh, 119. Doubes — Callison Philadelphia, 23; Mays, San Francisco, 20. Triples—McCarver, St. Louis, 9; Clemente, Pittsburgh, 8. Home runs — Aaron, Atlanta, 27; Torre Atlanta, 24. Stolen bases — Brock, St. Louis, 38; Wills, Los Angeles, 30. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (200 at bats)—Snyder, Baltimore, .338; Oiva, Minnesota, and F. Robinson, Baltimore, .320. Runs — F. Robinson, Baltimore, 73; Aparicio, Baltimore, 66. Runs hatted in—B. Robinson, Baltimore, 78; Powell, Baltimore, 74. Hits—B. Robinson, Baltimore, 117; Oliva, Minnesota, 114. Doubles — Yastrzemski, ost- ton, 26; B. Robinson,. Baltimore, 24. Triples — Scott Boston, and McAuliffe, Detroit, 7. Home runs—F. Robinson, Baltimore, 25; Pepitone, New York, and Powell Baltimore, 22. Stoen bases—Agee, Chicago, 28; Buford Chicago, 24. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (8 decisions)—Perry, San Francisco, 13-2, .867; Blass, Pittsburgh, 8-2, .800. Strikeouts — Koufax Los An- Manila moved closer to a clinch of second place in Tri- County Senior Pony League last night with a a-2 victory over BIytheville Mustangs at Light Brigade Field. Manila, with a 7-3 record, is favored to grab second by winning its last game, Saturday afternoon at BIytheville Air Force Base. Mustangs are not out of it yet however, and hope to hold their own tonight in their finale with the Colts at Light Brigade Field. The battle tonight is at 7:30. Women's Western Dot Drops Out BARRINGTGON, HI. - Paillette Ericson of Atlanta pulled a mild upset on Dot Germain of Blythevllle, 1-up yesterday to advance to the semifinals of the 06th Women's Western Amateur Golf Tournament. Miss Germain, the 1986 Broadmoor Invitational champion, is the daughter of a one-time Western Amateur champion, the former Phyllis Otto who now makes her home in BIytheville. Dot and Paulette were even coming Into the 18th hole yesterday but Dot hooked one into the trees. The classy 19-year-old swinger said she didn't play too well "but not too bad, either." Dot plans a two-week rest before heading for the National Amatuer. The fifth-place Wings broke out in a rash of base hits to submerge the second-place Owls under a 12-0 avalanche yesterday afternoon at Pony League Park. Owls' record is now 10-5, Wings 5-9. Wayne Krech kept Owl hits well scattered to. garner the whitewash victory. Steve Franks was the catcher. Ray Boren hurled for the Rams and got the loss. Ronnie Richardson was behind the plate. Tigers and Rams are to clash at 5 o'clock this afternoon at Pony Park. By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Witer It is beginning to appear that some pro football stars will hold out for more money this season. John Brodie, star quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and a 10-year veteran of the National Football League, didn't report as scheduled Wednesday. Another NFL veteran, end Darris McCord, left the Detroit Lions' training camp. Both want more dough to play this season. Brodie reportedly is asking more than $50,000 and is referring all queries to his attorney, John Elliott Cook of San Francisco. 'I am at the complete mercy of my attorney," Brodie said at the home of his father-in-law in Hawaii. "Anything I say or do has to be directed by him." * * * McCord joined guards John Gordy and Ted Karras and tackles J.D. Smith and Roger Brown on the Detroit absent list. Russ Thomas, director of player personnel for the Lions, pointed out that "big money was kicked around" before ttie recent merger of the NFL and the American Football League, effective in 1970. "The bonus money a few rookies got stirred things up more and the veterans are saying, we're going to get some of it." * * * Brown said he wants an adjustment to the three-year con tract he signed last December with Detroit or "I won't play at •11." Lance Alworth's spectacular leaping catches of forward passes drew appause at the San Diego Chargers' camp in Escondido, Calif. All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Paint & Glass Works 2213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. PO 3-8345 HERMON JONES BUSINESS) MEN'S ASSURANCE CM. 1490 Onion At. PBone S74-MCO Upmphlt 4, TannMUM 0*1) (n PTM Ctmiulutlra. laiuranc. fox wafc. Plftnalni Key Man, >utn«nihlp tn CW- pontlon Oroup, FenMon. H«Uri- msnt and HonplttllMtlon geles, 146. 178; Gibson, St. Louis, AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (8 decisions)—Watt, Baltimore, 7-1, .875; S. Miller, Baltimore, 7-2, .778. Strikeouts—Richert Washington, 129; Boswell, Minnesota, 125. Pony Little Ark-Mo stopped Kiwanis' two- game win streak 5-3 and North 31 squeezed Jaycees 5-4 in a r of makeup games last night in BIytheville Little League. Caviness was the winning pitcher for Ark-Mo. He came in to relieve Crigger late and Ark-Mo won it late with a four- run push in the bottom of the fifth. In four innings, Crigger struck out seven and walked a pair. Rhoades was the loser in relief. Kiwanis only had two hits, one a double by D. Parrish. Webb whacked three hits for the winners. Bull was the winning hurler, Tolley the conquered. Davis and Walters socked two hits apiece for Jaycees. and a pair each were delivered by North 61's Edmonds and Bull. Harrison Harrison of BIytheville bopped Bay 6-1 last night in the Little League Tournament at Trumann. The BIytheville boys are booked to tackle the Caraway- Trumann winner Friday night at 7. Finals are Saturday night. Bobby Wayne Cooper was the winning pitcher. William Rodgers, a mighty 90-pounder, boomed a double. The Harrison senior squad has a regular ssason date tonight at Bay. BARR1NGTON, 111. (AP) - A vivacious youth movement swirled into today's quarter-finals of the 66tb Women's Western Amateur Golf Tournament but defending champion Barbara Fay Boddie remained the gal to beat. Mrs. Boddie, 26, seeking a third successive Western title, is the only one of five starting current Curtis Cuppers to avoid being humiliated by up-and- coming youngsters in the week long tourney over Barrington Hills Country Club's roller- coaster course. Leader of a teen-age rebellion against the old guard has been blue-eyed blonde Bobbie Jo Gabrielsen, 19, a sophomore at the University of Georgia where her dad recently retired as swimming coach after two decades. After knocking off two former U.S. amateur champions, both Curtis Cuppers - Jean Ashley and Barbara Mclntire — pert Miss Gabrielsen today encountered a rival even younger than herself. She is 17-year-old Jane Huntsberger of Camarillo, Calif., one of four teen-agers still in contention, who have? jroduced a pair of 1-up victories jver less established opponents. The. Gabrielsen-Huntsberger match is in the upper bracket along with hard-beting Mrs. Boddie's quarter-final duel with Marcella Rose, 25, a part-time model for footwear and volunteer instructor at a St. Louis Salvation Army gym. Success has given the 26-year- old Columbus, Ohio clouter an opportunity to pace himself so that he might remain one of the world's premier golfers for years to come. "No more than two tournaments in a row, if I can help it," said Nicklaus, who this year completed his grand slam when he captured the recent British Open. ELECT For Associate Justice Arkansas Supreme Court, Pos. 6 ELECT Judge James A. Judge Ross Is Ideally Fitted ' For The Job! Native of Monticello, age 55. Educated at Arkansas A & M College and Arkansas law School. A civic leader; past District Governor, Lions International; active Methodist for 46 years. Admitted to Arkansas Bar at age 22, Elected Circuit Clerk (Drew County), County Clerk arid County Judge. Judge Ross has been a successful attorney for 20 years. • Member: Arkansas and American Bar Associations, Arkansas and American Trial Lawyers Associations. Judicial Experience: Trial Judge on State Claims Commission for 1.3 years. Licensed to practice in all state and federal courts including the 1). S. Supreme Court. • Judge Ross has the solid, unanimous *ndori*mint of tvary liwytr in tht Southeast Arkansas Bar Association. AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Success hasn't spoiled Jack Nicklaus, who will tee off today in the PGA's Golden Anniversary Tournament seeking his third major title of the year and the ninth of his short, illustrious career. Ralph E. Wilson PROSECUTING ATTORNEY * Ralph Wilson wu born, reared u* Jives »t Oscsoto, MlirisUppi County, Arkansas. * Educated In Osceola Pub II* Schools. BA degree Union University. LLB degree vtnderbllt university. * He Is 44 years old, married and father of 3 children. * Practiced law In Osceolt llnce 1949. * Former City Attorney and Deputy Prosecuting Attorney. Pol. Adv. Paid by Ralph B. V71UOB Your two-party system is at stake July 26! The two-party system of government made America great. Arkansas today has a chance to achieve real greatness with two strong political parties competing for public support. There are those who would destroy the Arkansas Republican Party, just as it is coming to strength. Don't let that happen. Vote in the Republican Primary July 26th. Good government must have your support now, as well as in November. i Here's Where you vote next Tuesday i 415 West Main St. (BIytheville Water Co.) BIytheville, Arkansas Try a Two-Party System for a Change ... vote Republican ARKANSAS REPUBLICAN STATE COMMITTEE Miic.l Ail r>M for kr Win hd RunwiKlimUl, Ckilmuui

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