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Blytheville (Ark.) Courier Newi — Saturday, December 9, 1MT - Pigt (lev* UP AND AWAY-Eddie Williams (13), Gosnell junior, went up [or a two-point lay-up in heavy action under the boards last night in Gosnell. Pirates took a satisfying win over Corning. (Courier News Photo by King) Gosne!!, Armcrel, Wilson Take Court Encounters By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Even though the weather was. somewhat balmy and not very I winter-like, the so-called winter sport of basketball lent excitement to Mississippi County last evening on the high school scene. GOSNELL entertained the Corning Bobcats and acted as most inhospitable hosts in the process, whipping the visitors, 72-52. Coach Quitman Sullins was extremely pleased with the show- ins by his cage representatives. "It was the best first half, in fact, the best full ball game we have played thus far this year," he said following the encounter. "Shooting was definitely the difference in the game," he added, "and I was really pleased at the way Mike Myers came through for us." The coach knew of what lie spoke for the figures bore him out. The Pirates hit on 60 percent of their shots from the field and made an impressive 78 percent from the free-throw line. Eddie Williams paced the Pirate offensive maneuvers with a game high of 24 points. Two other. Pirates, were In double figures and four others broke into the scoring column. Steve Dorris .contributed 16 markers and Myers added 15. Other totals showed Cliff Parrott, 8, Charles Gentry, 5, Bobby. Henderson, 2, and Curt Barnett, 2. The Gosnell juniors dropped their battle with the junior Bob- Kittens, 46-29. Coach Joe Bratcher thought there may have been a let-down after Tuesday's strong showing in whipping Lepanto. Whatever the cause, the Pirates-to-be trailed at the half, 26-13 and were unable to come close to the visitors. Kelly Jones led the losers with 11 points while Ken Murray added 9, Keith Armour, 5, Davis and Smith, 2. On Tuesday, a hot rivalry will be renewed when LUXORA invades Gosnell. Sullins played his high school ball- at Luxora and Luxora coach Ray Patterson formerly coached at Gosnell. Fans are looking forward to a typical Pirate-Panther engagement. * * * ARMOREL took both ends of a doubleheader from LUXORA on the winners' home court. The juniors bested the young Panthers, 47-40, thanks mainly to Gary Blair's 27 points. Steve Robinson added 10 for the winners while Jack Gathen led tha Patterson-men with 12. Armorel captured the varsity clash, 64-35. John Bass, Armorel coach, described the game as one which "got started ilowly, but gained momentum a» w« went along." Luxora trailed 31-18 at halftime and were unable to catch up, (lie win riving Dell a season recprd of 8-2. Walt Hopper garnered 20 counters to lead both squads, Leon Lewis and. Wendell Tilley each contributing 13. Gary Hughes, added 6, Danny Ashmqre, 5, Ronnie Thomas, 4, and Ronald Lamb, 3. Three Panthers shared Luxora honors with Alsworthj-Bynum and Porler netting 6 >'apiece. * * * WILSON traveled to DYESS anl the Bullpups and Bulldogs both emerged victorious. Jerry Stewart with 14 and Terry Hunt with 11 led the Pups to a 43-33 triumph. Terry Williams added 7, Don Bussey, 5, Don Slaton, 1, and Ricky Shannon, 1. The Bulldogs edged their hosts 61-58 in what Coach Ralph Thompson called a game "which was quite a bit closer than the opener." Moving to a 4-0 season mark, three Bulldogs crashed through for double figures. Joe Robertson and Fred Parnell each bombarded the nets for 21 points, Cleo Faulkner aided in the cause with 13. The eventual winners trailed at the half, 33-28, but came on strong after the intermission to claim a victory which, according to 'Thompson, was extra pleasurable because of the in- frequency of wins on the Dyess court. LEACHVILLE lost a heartbreaker to GREENE COUNTY TECH, 67-66 on a shot which swished the nets as the buzzer sounded. The lead had changed hands several times throughout the battle but the Lions appeared in control with seven seconds left to play, leading 66-65, only to see the victory snatched away. Leachville had been down as much as ten points earlier in the game. The Eagles led at the end of 'each period but the margin at these intervals was never more than six moints. Top man for the losing Lions was Joe Sharp with 26 points. Preston Tale added 11, Ronnie Keith, 10, and Ricky Drury, 8, for Coach John Widner's squad. MANILA, in another thriller, squeaked out a victory over Trumann, 51-49, the'battle consuming two overtime periods before a decision could be reached. The win for the Lions of Coach Gaylon Ward pushed the losing Wildcats to a 3-3 record and came after the Lions had dropped a 54-51 hair-raiser to Bay on Thursday evening. NFL Has A line With Big Bookmakers By IRA BERKOW NEW YORK (NBA) -, Three or four times a week, Bill Hundley, director of security for the National and American Football Leagues, has telephone talks with some of the biggest bookmakers in the United States. This is one way pro football tries to keep abreast of unsavory machinations, from suspected fixing of games to betting by players. : The disclosure of this aspect of Hundley's work came when a Miami bookmaker, Gilbert Beckley, who handled as much as $250,000 in bets daily, was arrested. Hundley wrote a letter to the U.S. Probation Office asking for leinence for Beckley because he had "co-operated" with the league. "We have a common interest with bookmakers," said Hundley. "All of us want a straight game. Most bookies don't factor try not to bet. The 10 per cent they take from bets is enough to provide a comfortable income. Fixes and players' betting worries them. They don't want to be taken. They'll co-operate with us, but not with law enforcement agencies." The volume and weight of belling is often an excellent barometer In determining whether something is "on." For instance, if a normally 550 bettor puts $500 on a game, the bookmaker's nose starts sniffing a rat If odds are shifted drasti- will denote very heavy betting on one side. Suspicions arise. The case of Gale Sayers started an investigation by Hundley to find out how gamblers were lipped off to the star's injury. Sayers suffered a leg aliment in midweek prior lo the Chicago Bears' game with Cleveland Sunday, Oct. 22. The announcement Sayers would not play was not made public until Saturday. . However, a "leak," believed to have come from within the Bear organization, occurred. Betting odds were affected. In some areas, Ihe game was taken off the boards several days before the game. In other places, Cleveland, originally a 6'/4-point favorite, went up to 7Vi> points with some bookies and as high as 9V4 with others. "Most bookies I know kept the game on," said a Chicago gambler. "I bet on il an hour before game time, with Cleveland 7V4." "Taking a game off the boards was once rare, now it's almost common,", sand Hundley. "Sure it could mean a fix is on. But it could also show a change in playing conditions or team morale or legitimate injury to a key player. "Some bookies always keep AFL games off the boards. It's a new league and harder to handicap. Not enough is known about them. So bookies take a bath on one team for a few weeks straight, then decide to do without that action." cally at the last minute, this Since 1963 when Paul Horn- Arkansas Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Henderson 97, Ozarks 61 Arkansas College 77, Harding 70 Arkansas Tech 89, State College 84 . - . Arkansas A&M 93, Ouachita 89, overtime Hendrix 79, Southern State 71 High School . Little Rock Horace Mann 53, Fort Smith Northside 46 Little Rock Central 73, Pine Bluff 50 North Little Rock 53, Jones- boro'38 Springdale 74, Mulberry 39 Blytheville 62, Little Rock Hall 41 Malvern 53, Sheridan 30 Forrest City 50, DeWitt 39 El Dorado 54, Smackover 51, overtime Little Rock Catholic 67, Little Rock Fuller 56 NLR Oak Grove 84, Morrilton Sacred Heart 70 Crossett 71, Lake Village 61 Little Rock McClellan 56, Caraden Fairview 46 Fort Smith Southside 60, Hot Springs 50 Greene County Tech 67, Leachville 66 Camden Lincoln 77, El Dorado Washington 74, three overtimes Jacksonville 53, Camden 51 Dardanelle 56, Ola 50 Morrilton 65, Conway 53 Willisville 41, Magnolia 40, overtime Texarkana 68, Liberty.Eylau, Tex., 46 Prescott McSae 112, Magnolia Walker 51 . Helena 57, Stuttgart 39 Cabot 65, Bryant 55 Searcy 79, Batesville 45 Des Arc 62, Brinkley 52 Nettleton 58, Marked Tree 56, overtime Manila SI, Truminn 49, (wo overtime! Rector 72, Piggolt 29 Carlistle 55, Beeta 43 COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Time hr bed Diy, "T.H. Wfcw fMi lit* tttl" FOR THE WEEK DICIMIER 10 THRU 17 SUN 10 7:36 PM MOM 11 8:14 PM 12 M» 8.58 PM 13 THU 14 FM 15 0:41 10:21 11:17 11:43 12:10 PM PM PM PM AM JAT 16 SU* ir i Aitl one hour fcr the Entwn ftno vmr. wMntt em tew fcr Ratty Mountoh tlmtj Mo houn for Pwific tim>. In loulltta Ming delight wving tlmi, «M cne hour to time found «bov». Copyright 1967 Blacktr MM Fiih — IttHr tk« D«y fw Fiihinf Native Starts Own Riot In Detroit ung and Alex Karrai were suspended for betting on rteir teams as well as on other NFL games, the league and Commissioner Pete Rozelle have been very wary of gambling trends. They constantly alert the players and clubs not to associate with any undesirable persons, and "to leave the game on the field." "We also make the players aware of point spreads," said Hundley, "to emphasize to them there's a helluva lot' of money bet on games." Some players have bridled at the league's "invasion of their privacy." Karras, for one, was upset when the league made him give up interest in a Detroit tavern because of the shady characters it atlrac^d. "Sometimes," said Rozelle, "it's difficult for players to understand the phenomenon of racket interests in gambling— and how it can strip the game of integrity in the public eye." Hundley, former chief of organized crime for the Justice Department, and his assistant, Bob Peloquin, also an erstwhile Justice Department investigator, are full-time employes of Rozelle's office. They also hire part-time sleuths throughout tht country. "Local sheriffs often help us, too," said Hundley. "Recently I got a call from one of these men. He said, We're going to knock off a place, and some of your football players have been seen there. They've done nothing wrong, but something's going on in the back room.' "Well, you can just imagine what the headlines would have been. We told the clubs concerned and they put the joint off limits." (NEXT: Reaction of Athletes.) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | As if the return of Jerry West' was not enough, the red-hot Los Angeles Lakers have even come up with a home-away-from- iome advantage to help win basketball games. Archie Clark brought the Lakers a bit of a home-court advan- tagein Detroit Friday night by sparking them in the last quarter to a 115-103 victors over the Pistons in a National Basketball Association game. The triumph was the fourth straight for the Lakers and proved personally satisfying to Hark, who played high school basketball in the Detroit suburb of Ecorse. The routine home-court advantage stuck by Boston, Philadelphia and St. Louis as the Celtics wiped out Baltimore 123-108 in Boston, the 76ers tripped New York 117-109 in Philadelphia and the Hawks stopped Cincinnati in St. Louis 101-95. On the West Coast San Diego thrashed San Francisco 137-107 and Chicago nipped Seattle 115114. The Pistons had cut a 16-point deficit to four, when Clark's basket started the Lakers back to a 10-point bulge. He hit four more baskets to keep Los Angeles out of danger as it won for the sixth time in eight games. Clark finished with 20 points, topped by West with 27 and Elgin Baylor with 21. Detroit, which had a four-game winning streak snapped, was led by Dave Bing with 25. Boston overcame a 57-53 deficit with 14 straight points, six by Tom Sanders, and coasted to an easy victory, retaining its half game lead over the 76ers. John Havlicek had 25 points for Boston and Don Ohl 26 for Baltimore. Billy Cunningham pumped in 11 points in the second period to send Philadelphia to a 54-50 halftime lead and then added 11 more in the final session to protect an 81-76 margin. He finished with 24,'two behind teammate Wilt Chamberlain, while Dick Barnett had 26 for the Knicks. St. Louis broke a 56-all tie and pulled to an 80-68 lead that Bill Bridges protected as Cincinnati lost for the seventh straight time. Bridges totaled 23 points, one more than teammate Zelmo Beaty and Jerry Lucas and Oscar .Robertson of the Royals. Bob Boozer's tip-in in the final seconds lifted Chicago past the Supersonics. San Francisco got into trouble in the second quarter when center Nate Thurmond was ejected because of two technical fouls called on him for arguing over personal fouls, but the 3,201 fans at Oakland got a surprise. San Francisco owner Franklin Mieuli announced their tickets would be honored as rain checks for a future game. John Block led San Diego with an NBA career high at 36 points. The Dallas Chaparrals still have a long way to go, but ati least Bob Verga and John Beasley '.lave them moving in the right direction. The two rookies combined for 58 points, 33 by Verga, to lead the Chaparrals to a 123-110 victory over Anaheim Friday night and move them into a tie for second place in the Western Division of the American Basketball Association. In the only other game Pittsburgh relied on Charley Vaughn and Art Heyman to sink Kentucky 93-89 in Louisville. Dallas, playing at home, trailed through most of the first half before Verga and Beasley rallied the Chaps and they outscored the Amigos 35-23 in the third period and 31-27 in the finale. Beasley also pulled in 20 rebounds. Warren Davis had 33 points for Anaheim. Now tied with Denver at the .500 mark, the victory still left the Chaps 5'/z games behind leading New Orleans. Vaughn connected for 28 points and Heyman 22 as the Pipers held off the Colonels, who closed within two points late in the game. The victory moved Pittsburgh within four games of Minnesota and Indiana, Hie Eastern Division leaders. GALE SAYERS runs into (he embrace of an opponent.,,,,, The Chicago Bears' star halfback has been the center of an investigation by the National Football League head- ,. quarters. Gamblers found out about an injury several days before it was made public._ Wealth Does Have Its Own Problems PHILADELPHIA (AP — I dire financial trouble caused by Jerry Wolman says he still owns | "poor planning and a tight the Philadelphia Eagles and money market." He has, how- only bankruptcy could part him from the National Football League Club. Returning from an out-of-town ever, insisted he will work hi? way out of the bind. The Philadelphia Bulletin'.reported Friday that Wolman sold trip Friday night, the 40-year-1 the team to Norman Raab, a old builder-sportsman denied a | local clothing manufacturer, published report that he had j Wolman answered the report sold the Eagles for $14.5 mil-!by issuing a statement which lion to a Philadelphia clothing manufacturer. He admitted, however, that he was negotiating to refinance the team in order to save his crumbling financial empire. He owns 52 per cent of the club and Earl Foreman, Washington attorney, holds 48 per cent. Wolman has admitted he is in said he Would never sell the club during his lifetime. "The harassment and abuse by the vultures who have crawled out of the woodwork to break me so they can have an opportunity to purchase the Philadelphia Eagles have fight much more difficult." Wolman said. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Butch Joyner, 6-foot-4 star of the Indiana basketball team, •will be unable to play for several weeks because of an injury to his left leg during practice, It was announced Friday. LEADER RUSSELL POWERS W« *n happy to announeo that Mr. Poweri let the entire sales force In used car lain far the month »f November at Boh Sullivan, 8t» Mr. Power* lor the but deal on a New 'M Chenolet or one of tht many OK mtd e»ra on hand. Under New Management MARINE SERVICE STATION HIGHWAY 18 E. BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. Across From Holiday Inn KENNETH BROWN RAY BROWN Formerly With Savings Servie* Srq. Save Valuable Marine Stamps Highest Quality Gas For Less INVITATION PROPOSALS The Manila City Housing Authority will twelve proposals from developers to design, develop and construct 50 units of low-rent housing for ultimate purchase by th« Authority — 20 units will be for general occupancy and 30 units will be lor elderly persons. Developers should contact the Manila . Authority to find out what parcels of land will be available and the date of their availability. Housing for General Occupancy shall be of Duplex style,-' Design shall complement neighborhood construction and not" be elaborate or extravagant. Housing for the elderly may be apartment walk-ups. It will be the responsibility of the developer to obtain the approval of the Planning Commission of the City of Manila and to have proper zoning on the site. The site shall be near schools, shopping facilities and have adequate utility service. The site shall be large enough to maintain a density of not more than 8 families per acre and have a reasonable amount of outdoor recreation and play area. Density does • not apply to elderly. Management, maintenance and community service facilities shall be included on site, the site of such facilities shall be computed a« follows: Management Area. 6',-i tq. ft. per unit Maintenance Area 8 sq. ft. per unit Community Services .... 26 sq. ft. per unit '" Parkin? shall be provided on a basis of one parking space for each dwelling unit for general occupancy and one parking apace for each two dwelling units for elderly. Bedroom distribution shall be as follows: General Occupancy 1 BB - 10% of total units > BK - 90% of total units I BB - 40% of total units Elderly 1 BB - M% of total unit* "• I BB • 40% at total unite Additional information may be obtained at the office of the Authority it the Neighborhood Service Center, 108 Balt- Imord. Manila, Arkani&s, or P.O. Box 390, ManlU. Arkansas ma. Propouli will b* received at the above address until December IS, 1861, at which time developers will be (elected by the Authority with the approval of the Housing Assistance Offle* of the Department of Hoiulni and Urban Development;, MANILA HOUSING AUTHORITY By. Q. M. NELSON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DATE: 11-38-CT

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