The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 23, 1966 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 23, 1966
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Slytlwvffl* (Ark.) Courier New - Saturday, July «, MM- Pap LEGION BOYS BEAT PARAGOULD TWICE 22 Hits Btytheville's Dud Casons yanked the curtain down on their regular 1966 American Legion baseball schedule last night with a booming total of 22 hits. Arid two more victories. After turning back Paragould at Light Brigade Field, the young men counted 32 triumphs and 5 defeats for their efforts to date. The measures of victory were 8-1 and 5-2. Blytheville's game with Jacksonville here Sunday has been canceled. The District 2-A tournament is to be held here next week, starting Wednesday. Finals are on Sunday. Blythevllle's first opponent is Jonesboro on Wednesday night. * * * .Eddie Carner and Jerry Mclaughlin were the conquerors of Paragould. The righthanded Carner won the opener, a five-hitter. Me- Laughlin yielded seven hits but struck out 14 in the seven-inning closer. Jerry hit a season peak in the second Inning when he struck out the side on nine straight swinging strikes. He walked (our. * * * The Cason club played the twi-nighter without making an error. Shortstop Jimmy Wagner hit a season high also. The righthanded swinger from Manila racked seven hits in eight trips, including a pair of triples and a tremendous home run. His first time up in the first game, he parked one of Gaylon Reddick's deliveries high over the fence, down the left-field line. First time up in the nightcap, he slashed a triple. The Blytheville boys banged 11 hits in each game. In the twilight icuffli, first baseman Ronnie Yarbrough collected two doubles. Bobby George added two singles. * * » In the next game, with Wagner going four-for-four, Stan Williams and Pat Harper hit two singles apiece. Dwight Williams, Cason skipper said he would try Next to get a pickup game for Sunday afternoon but his chances appeared slim. FIRST CAME p»r«gouid .. ooo 100 o .. : a o Biythevllle . 242 000 x . t 11 0 Parftgould — oftylon K«ddlck ind Charles Pillow. Blyth»vllle — Iddle earner «nd P»t Hnr- p«r. Umpires — jimmy Oet and Freddy Rounsavall. SECOND GAME Paragould .. 10i> 010 0 .. 5 1 3 Biythevllle . 101 300 x . 5 11 0 ParagOuld — Cnarlet Murphy and Pillow. Biythevllle — Jerry McLaughlln and Harper, umpires — Rounsavall and Gee. Scbrekeeper -*- Paul Human. SNE AD LEADS: THAT'S WHY HE KEEPS PRACTICING Sam's Slams Are a Little Short Baseball Tonight Pony All-Star Game at 7:30 By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Swinging Sammy Snead is tickling the hearts of oldtimers the world the year Snead won his first tournament - the Oakland Open in 1937 — walked past Snead, who kept threading perfect shots' down the practice over with his youthful early fairway. footing in the PGA's Golden! "No sense practicing next to A««;irarcanr rhamniftnshin. him." said Aaron. "It only Anniversary Championship. No longer The Slammer by his own admission, the 54-year'_ old West Virginian left behind him a field packed with youngsters who weren't born when Snead won his first golf champi onship. Snead shot a 36-35-71 Friday for a 139 total and was the only one under par at the halfway mark of the tournament over the 7,180-yard, par 35-35-70 Firestone Country Club course. Al Geiberger and Don January were one shot behind at 140. Limping along with a hip injury, Snead went to the practice tee after Friday's round to work on his theory that "file time to practice is when you're playing well." Tommy Aaron, who was born him," said Aaron. "It only makes you look bad." "You'd look like a diamond over here son," said Snead. "See that shot, that was a seven iron. You'd only need a nine to get that far." How much has Snead lost on his shots off the tee as the years have piled up? "Twenty five yards on all the long shots,"..he said. "If you need two long shots to get to a hole, you're starting off with a 50-yard disadvantage. That's a lot of yardage and you have to make up for it with accuracy and putting." Putting, however, is not one of Snead's strengths these days. "Age works on your nerves and putting is all nerves. I've thought about taking pills for \e nerves but they take away our coordination and you can't lay golf without coordination," e said. Snead, with only the wrinkes round his piercing eyes show- ng any sign of bis age, still has je fluid, beautiful swing which PGA Finals on TV AKRON, Ohio (AP)—The final two rounds of the PGA Championship is to be televised today and Sunday by the American Broadcasting Company. The Saturday telecast is scheduled for 3 to 4:30 p.m. CST with the Sunday windup 2 to 4 p.m. TASTY DISH FOR ORIOLES Pancake and Stu By GORDON BEARD BALTIMORE (AP) - Move over Mudcat and Catfish. The American League pitching fraternity has added the name of Jim (Pancake) Palmer to its list of colorful nicknames. The 20-year-old right-hander has won seven of his last eight decisions. Significantly, the only time he didn't figuratively flatten the opposition was when he failed to eat pancakes for breakfast. "I don't know whether that has any hearing on it," Palmer said, "but I don't want to find out." Palmer ate his pancakes Fn- iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiini 8:00 Game Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville, the leading team in the Kennett Softball League, has an 8 o'clock game at Blytheville Air Force Base tonight. An All-SAC pitcher is slated to work for the airmen, with Bill Sharp delivering for Pepsi. , „ BMliila llllllllllllinlllllllllllllllllllllil has earned him more than 100 championships. "Yep, the swing's the same," said Snead, "but you lose the elasticity in your body as you grow older. That's the whole difference along with nerves, of course." Snead kept banging away at the practice tee, telling onlookers exactly what he would do with each shot and then doing it. Going into those final two rounds Snead also was trailed by Julius Boros at 141. Grouped at 143 were Gary Payer, Doug Sanders, Jacky Cupit, Aaron, and Billy Farrell. Jack Nicklaus, the Masters and -British Open champion, was tied with those at 146. This group also included U.S. Open champion Billy Casper. Arnold Palmer was nine shots away with 148. Blytheville Pony League is cheduled to stage its annual 11-star baseball game tonight at Light Brigade Field. Game ime is 7:30. A total of 24 players have oeen picked to participate. Rams, Tigers and Wings rep- esent the "American League" division while the "National ..eague" group consists of Owls, Sagles and Bears. Four play- Arn Sounds Battle Cry By HAL PARIS Associated Press SPorts Writer AKRON, Ohio (AP) - "Anything can happen on this course." And with that comment, Arnold Palmer sounded ,the battle cry that could make Sam Snead, Al Geiberger and Don January cringe. The 54-year-old Snead, the halfway leader in the PGA Golf Championship, has put together rounds of 68-71-139. He showed signs of weariness Friday but was the only player in the field able to master par for the 36 holes of the rugged par 70 Firestone Country Club course. day and then hurled a six-hitte as the league leading Orioles beat Chicago 3-1 and maintained their ll'A-game lead over the runner-up Detroit Tigers. Palmer permitted only four hits after yielding a first-inning run. A two-run homer by Brooks Robinson and a squeeze bunt by 3 aul Blair helped Palmer to his 1th victory in 15 decisions — ops on the Baltimore staff. from Dallas, Tex., were only a * * * It was the third victory in a row for Palmer since he lost to Kansas City on June 28. Greatest Fleet CHICAGO hundred and (AP) sixty-two One sailing yachts — the greatest fleet in the history of the Chicago to Mackinac Island Race - today awaited the starter's gun in Chi cago's outer harbor. Sun Kings Have Best Crowd But They Let the Ball Fall Geiberger, the first round leader with Snead, and January, PEE WEE Although outhit 5-2, Kedskins scored a 10-3 victory over Jets last night in YMCA Pee Wee League. Winners got two runs in thf first inning, using a pair of passes ond one base hit. Their second hit came in the second inning, and combined with eight bases on balls and two Jet errors, produced eight runs. It was the end of their scoring, as the Jet defense finally settled down and pulled some good plays. Each delivered a double play. Jets finally got into the scoring in the third, also utilizing two walks and a single. In the fourth, they pushed across two markers on a base on balls and two hits. A season-ending game between Warriors and Hornets is scheduled for Monday at 6:30 at Midget Park. The championship double-elimination tournament is to begin Wednesday at 6:13. p.m. "We arrived in Kansas City early in the morning after a light from Los Angeles," Palmer said. "I stayed in bed for extra sleep, and then I didn't lave time to eat before getting :he bus for the ball park." Palmer's wife Susan is aware of the pancake kick. She prepares them at home and reminds Jim by telephone to eat riis pancakes on the road. In Boston last month, Palmer could eat only half his order because blueberries had been added and the pancakes were filling. That didn't affect the. charm. Baltimore scored 161 runs that day for Palmer. ! * * * ! Once, when Oriole Manager Hank Bauer was undecided about his starting pitcher, Palmer ate pancakes two days running before getting his turn on the mound. He won. Palmer goes through other routines to ward off evil spirits which cause pitchers to lose. The Oriole hurler places three pieces of bubble gum in his hip pocket when he pitches, making certain he doesn't mix the two brands available in the locker room. Just before leaving the clubhouse to warm up, Palmer and relief pitcher Stu Miller touch their right forefringers together. "That started when Stu was on a winning streak," Palmer said. "I figured some of his luck would rub off." r * * Early in the year, Palmer's stroke back with 140s. * * » But Palmer, the all-time leading money-winner, wasn't ready to concede a thing despite a 7573—148 that left him nine strokes off the pace. "If a guy gets going and gets a break or two, he could shoot a good score, even a 65," Palmer said. "Better putting could have put me in reasonably goot shape." And several others echoed hi sentiments. Jack Nicklaus, the Master and British Open king, said h Was playing better after taggin a 71 to his opening 75 for a 146. And January, asked if he fe better with the edge the leader had over Palmer and Nicklau responded: "What is a fairly safe lead distance over those guys?" Veteran Julius Boros, who had 141 at the midway point, said even par should win this tournament. i "I'd take 280 but I'm sure Sam probably would like a 276," he quipped. Most of the players also concurred that the course, baked by hot and dry weather, was playing tougher than ever. The greens are getting crusty and hard and a lot of them are turning a little brown. Chrysler Is Bowing Out DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Corp., which virtually swept the boards in stock car racing this year, is bowing out for 1967. B. M. Rodger, Chrysler's special car manager, said the change was made to "encourage the return of stock car rac- ng to a more independent stat- is." Chrysler reportedly poured abo'ut $3 million into its stock car racing program in the past year. Chrysler said its drivers, in- jluding Richard Petty, Paul Goldsmith, Norm Nelson, Jim Hurtubise, Sam McQuagg and Dave Pearson, will finish out their 1966 contracts. Ford withdrew earlier in a dispute over use of its overhead camshaft engine. Ford declined comment Friday on Chrysler's action, saying it will meet and decide next week what to do about 1967. General Motors Corp., and American Motors Corp., have kept out of factory-sponsored racing, although some of their dealers have entered cars. ••*»•••••••••••••••' ers were picked from each team to make up the all-star list. The NATIONAL: CATCHERS Ronnie Richardson (Owls) and Mike Widner (Bears). INFIELDERS Joe Gude and Larry Williams (Owls); Don Long (Eagles); Claude Bull and Steve Wilson (Bears). OUTFIELDERS Bill Trotter and Ronnie Rowland (Eagles); and Steve Dorris (Eagles). PITCHERS Tommy Tompkins (Bears) and Ray Boren (Owls). * * * The AMERICAN: CATCHERS Danny Beck (Rams) and Don irisham (Tigers). INFIELDERS Dee Human and Terry Brown (Rams); John Hickerson (Tigers); Dale Stewart and Mike Stalcup (Wings). OUTFIELDERS Terry Gurley (Tigers); Steve Franks and Bubba Allensworth (Bears). PITCHERS Danny Gardner (Rams) and Newell Jerome (Tigers). EL ASO. Tek. (AP) - A dropped fly ball and a bad hrow on a double play attempt gave the Arkansas Travelers a i-4 Texas League baseball victory over El Paso here Friday night. Arkansas earned two runs on three hits in the first inning, got another two in the sixth on the wild throw and the winning runs in the ninth when Art Miranda dropped a sort pop fly. Brian Sinnott picked up his llth victory against four losses, but he had to have help in the seventh inning from Ed Cecil. The Sun Kings, playing before their largest home crowd of the year—4,182—got three of their runs on solo homers. Elsewhere in the Texas League, Austin beat Amarillo 6-5 and Albquerque trounced Dailas-Fort Worth 11-1. Arkansas 200 002 002-6 8 0 El Paso 001 010 101-4 5 I Sinnott, Cecil (7) and Breeden; Burgnier, Hernandez (9) and Egan. W—Sinnott, 11-4. L— Burgnicr, 0-3. HR - El Paso, Dees (6), Egan (10), Furnald (7). Buckposser Favored NEW YORK (AP )- Buck- passer, in line for his second straight championship, can take a big stride up the money-winning ladder today with victory in the W mile Brooklyn Handicap at Aqueduct. The Ogden Phipps star, winner of the 2-year-old title last year, was the 3-5 choice to whip Buffle, another 3-year-old, and four older horses. If he succeeds he will become the 10th richest thoroughbred and move within less than $100,000 of the million dollar mark. JAYCEES STOPPED 11-1 Rotary Wins the First One Rotary pinned Jaycees' backs against the wall in Blytheville Little League last night. The Rotarians, undefeated winners of the American League flag, popped their National counterparts 12-1. Next games is Monday night. A third, if needed, is to be played Wednesday night. * * * The name of Bunch, Rotary's pitcher, was pretty much the story as he struck out 13 and made four assists on taps. Shortstop Gill was the only other Rotarian to throw out a Jaycee. Bunch pitched a one-hitter. Edwards doubled in the fourth. Bunch walked none. Tolley was the loser. He permitted 11 hits, struck out three and walked two. Haynes belted three triples for Rotary. * * * Here are the league's leading hitters through the regular season: Bisher (Am. Leg.) .543; Bull (N. 61) .500; Julian (Am. Leg.) .487; Bagulcy (Ark-Mo) .475; Cristy (Randall) .455; Crigger (Ark- Mo) .447; Robertson (Rotary) .444; Johnson (JC) .412; and Grissom (Rotary) .400. Bunch and Beard of the Rotary, both finishing with 7-0 records, were the league's most successful pitchers. Next Friday night, the senior boys are to mingle with the coache? for an exhibition game and hot dog supper. I pet superstition was catching the ball from coach Gene Woodling with his bare hand as they passed each other between innings. "I broke him of that," Woodling said. "What would he do if I didn't show up?" But so far, Woodling hasn't been able to do anything about the pancakes. Machinist Trainee STARTING RATE $1.55 PER HOUR An equal opportunity employer has openings with top benefits including on the job training, planned advancement, steady work, incentive pay, paid retire- ment plan and scheduled overtime. If you wish to improve your future by establishing yourself in a career with one of Blytheville's most progressive employers, answer this ad by contacting: ARKANSAS EMPLOYMENT SECURITY DIVISION HI E. Ash BlytheviH* TOUR CORBETT MASK'S ARKANSAS SATURDAY NIGHT 10:15-10:30 P.M. KAIT-TV Channel 8 Jonesboro Lieutenant Governor THE ONLY CANDIDATE QUALIFIED THROUGH EXPERIENCE Pol. AdT. Fd. For *» A. V. 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