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Blyth«vlll« (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuesday,'Jiily », 1«M - iBOWUNQ Jimmie Kittany kicked over 555; Dave Fowler 509; and Ralph Wiggins 200 in Industrial Summer League last night at Shamrock. League-leading Katz Jewelen scooped 639-1765., • STANDINGS •,,,-•'•:." ' 48 . . Points Katz • Jewelers 208 Shamrock Lanes No. 3 175 R»rid»U: Company 174 Shamrock Lanes No. 1 160 Coca.-,Cola , . 152K jonriion'i «MO •.... 131 Wow, That It's Superman! I A N DI N G L> By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sport* Writer Fred Whitfield's philosophy of hitting is strikingly simple. "I just go up there and swing at anything that's moving," says the Cleveand first baseman. Whitfield caught a pair of moving pitches Monday night and walloped his 17th and 18th home runs of the season leading the Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Washington Senators. (slew Bream Record LAKE QVERCUP HAS PRODUCED ITS SESOND REC- qrd fish this year, the latest one a bluegill bream weighing one pound and 14 ounces. Forest Fields of Morrilton is the ri<ew record holder (July 17) while fishing out of Lakeview Landing. '.,..- .The bream was llVz inches long and had a girth of 13% Cinches. Wildh'fe officer Leonard Cowan identified the fish land verified the weight. The fish topped the old record by ' two ounces. Mary Cushman of Independence County formerly held the record, with a catch of a one-pound, 12-ounce bream from stock pond. Lake Overcup earlier this year yielded a three-pound, 'six-ounce white crappie for its other record fish. .This has been the most productive year of record- setting by anglers since the Commission began keeping State records in 1959. Other record fish taken this year, in •addition to the bream and white crappie, include the small- mouth bass, spotted bass, green siinfish and the flathead •' catfish on two different occasions. Fawn Crop Wiped Out .. By DOUG BAILEY ANDYTOWN, Fla. (AP) - A gigantic man-made flood is exterminating the last herd of Everglades deer in the open wil- erness. Alarmed conservationists are threatening to take the problem into their own hands, if they can't get official action. "If they don't shut down those gates in>a week,".said Freddie FisikeHi' of the Dade County Halftrack - Conservation Club, "they're.going to be shut anyway." • "We've got about SO men ready to go," he said, "and we don't care what they do." * * » Millions of gallons of water a minute are pouring into a 900- square-mile wildlife management area west of Miami, swallowing dry land and foliage until there are only isolated islands left in water two to six feet deep. The entire fawn crop has been wiped out, conservationists say, and now the 4,000 to 6,000 bucks and does are starving to death or dying of disease. The water is being pumped Into the .wilderness from rich farmlands to the north and is flowing through open gates from huge reservoirs to the east. The authority to stop it seems buried in overlapping state and federal agencies. * » ¥ Fisikelli and others who roam the Everglades north of the national park blame the central and southern Florida Flood Control District. They want it to stop the pumping and shut the gates. The district says it cannot stop pumping the farmlands because a heavy rain would flood valuable crops. In the reservoirs, the district says, heavy summer rains have created SHARP HURLS A SHUTOUT KENNETT - Bill Sharp pitched a shutout last night in Kennett Softball League. Pepsi- Cola of Blytheville, atop the standings, moved to a 17-4 season record with the 11-0 triumph over Bank of Kennett. Chris Romanski and Cliff Forsythe swatted two hits apiece as Pepsi scored three runs in the fourth and four in the sixth. Sharp almost let his whitewash slip away in the fifth when the visitors loaded the bases. Sharp fanned the next batter, then shortstop Bus's Payne speared a liner and tagged third for a doubleplay. Sharp hurled a four-hitter. Howard Campbell, loser, yielded nine hits, eight walks. Pepsi has a game Thursday night at 8 against Piggott, a hot team that has won 12 straight games. Pepsi is the only team second-place Piggott hasn't beaten in the league. Pepil ind Sharp trimmed Blytheville Air Force Base and Bill Gillock 10-5 Saturday night. Romanski ripped a homer, triple tod water levels so high that the decision to close the gates is now in the hands of the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The corps says the gates cannot be closed because water would stack up behind them so high that the levees might be threatened. That in turn would threaten the thickly populated east coast should a hurricane sweep in, the corps says. »' » » "We are doing everything we can," said Ed Dail, head of the Flood Control District, "but you have to understand these areas come first." Earle Frye, head of the State Game Commission, said, "We're going to do everything we can. But when you start arguing about humans and deer, you know who comes out on bottom." YMCA SLOW-PITCH W L. Pet. Courier News .... 5 1 .833 Pepsi-Cola 3 2 .600 Randall 2 4 .333 OTASCO 1 4 .200 Monday's Results Courier News 19, Pepsi-Cola 8 Randall 8, OTASCO 5 Thursday's James Randall vs. Courier News OTASCO vs. Pepsi-Cola Teams in the Men's YMCA sottball league played two games last night, Courier News romping over Pepsi-Cola 19-8, Randall Company Steelers edging OTASCO 8-5 in the nightcap. Courier News got a fast start with three runs in the first frame and scored in every inning but the fourth. Indifferent fielding by Drinkmen helped to run up the count. * * * Steelers picked up a pair in the first inning of the second game, and were never headed. OTASCO made it 2-1 in the top of the third, only to see winners run it to 4-1 in the lower half.. Both teams scored in the fifth, losers pounding three hits for two runs in the top, and Steelers responding with three on four hits. Trailing 8-5 in the seventh, OTASCO got two men aboard with one out, but Steelers turned a screaming line drive into a game-ending double play. * * * Next league games are Thursday, Courier News vs. Randall, Pepsi vs. OTASCO. Doby Appointed NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Larry Doby, former hard-hitting outfielder with the Cleveland Indians, was appointed in investigator Monday in the ESKX County, N.J., prosecutor's traffic safety program. Doby, 41, will be paid $8,800 a year u a specialist in teen-age safety. His uncomplicated approach to the fine art of batting leaves Whitfield's teammates dazzled. "He's like Superman," says little Vic, Davalillo. "He was born to hit," says outfielder Jim Landis. "I don't know anybody like bim. There isn't a pitcher he can't hit." Leon Wagner, no slouch with the bat himself, probably sums Wiiitfield up best. "He has no style," says Wagner. "He just hits." * * . * • ' .. His style was contagious against the Senators. After he broke a 3-3 tie wit hhis seventh- inning homer off Mike McCor- Mick, Joe Azcue tagged the next pitch for another homer. Whitfield's. second homer of the night, leading off the ninth inning, wrapped up Cleveland's scoring. Wbitfield and Azcue had three hits apiece as the Indians moved into third place in the American League, one game back of Detroit. Idle California (slipped to fourth, one-half game back of the Indians. * * * Sonny Siebert, who no-hitted the Senators last month, scattered nine hits including a two- run homer by Bob Saveririe. Siebert went the distance for his 10th victory. Baltimore, holding a commanding 12-game lead, entertains Cleveland tonight as the rest of the American League swings back into action. The Orioles will pitch Steve Barber against Gary Bell. Cardinals Win At Cooperstown COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Stengel paused for a deep breath while Ted Williams leaned over to whisper in Joe Cronin's ear and laughed. "I once hit against Walter Johnson," Stengel started up again while the record crowd of 6,000 soaked up every word at Cooper Park, behind the Hall of Fame, building. Stengel, 75, and Williams, 47, were being formally inducted into the Hall Monday and this quaint, historic community was bulging at the seams. * * * "It was after the season," Stengel went on. "I was hitting about third or fourth in the N» tional League and thought I was some hitter. They had a special homecoming day for Johnson at Coffeyville (Kan.). They came out in buggies to watch Johnson pitch a 1-0 shutout. "The next morning the Kansas City Star story read 'Casey Stengel's inability to hit in the pinches lost the game.' This is my home town, you know. I was supposed to be quite an athlete — football and basketball play- |er. "There was only one fella got on base all day - Pete Kilduff. So I told him 'You're to blame for the whole thing; if you hadn't got on base, I couldn't have failed to hit in the pinches." * * * The laughter rolled over the grassy plain and spilled into the shade trees on the fringes where some lucky people huddled to beat the heat. Stengel's oration hit all the stops. He opened with Babe Ruth and worked his way through Grover Cleveland Alexander, Johnson, Joe McCarthy, Bill Terry, Joe Cronin, Joe Engel ("He'd trade a dog •for a dog") and wound up with Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Williams and the Mets. "That Williams would stare at a pitcher when he was warming up and he already had attacked that man. He was the most aggressive hitter I ever saw," Casey said. "After Bobby Doerr left the Red Sox, I told my Yankee pitchers never to throw the ball over the plate to Mr. Williams. We tried to get him to go NATIONAL LEAGUE W.L. Pet. G.B. Pittsburgh .. 58 39 .598 San Fran. .. 59 40 .596 Los Angeles 56 40 .583 1% Phila. 52 46 .531 6% St. Louis .... 49 47 .510 8% Houston .... 48 49 .495 10 Atlanta ..... 45 52 .464 13 Cincinnati .. 44 52 .458 13% New York .. 43 54 .443 15 Chicago ..... 31 66 .320 27 Monday's Results San Francisco 2, Pittsburgh 1 New York 6, Houston 4 Los Angeles 6, Philadelphia 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games St. Louis at Atlanta, N Chicago at Cincinnati, N New York at Houston, N Philadelphia at Lbs Angeles, N Pittsburgh at San Francisco Wednesday's Games St. Louis at Atlanta, N Chicago at Cincinnati, N New York at Houston, N Philadelphia at Los Angeles, N - ; - :: : •'•'••• " Pittsburgh at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Baitimore .. 66 33 .667 Detroit ...... 52 43 .547 12 Cleveland .. 52 45 .536 13 California .. 52 46 .531 13% Minnesota .. 49 49 .500 1614 Chicago 46 51 .474 19 New York .. 45 51 .469 19% Kansas City 42 54 .438 22% Washington . 43 59 .422 24% Boston ..... 42 58 .420 24% Monday's Results Cleveland 6, Washington 3 Only game scheduled Today's Games Detroit at Chicago, 2 twi-night California at Washington, N Cleveland at Baltimore, N Minnesota at New York, N Kansas City at Boston v N Wednesday's Games . Detroit at Chicago, N ' California at Washington, N Cleveland at Baltimore, N Minnesota at New York, N Kansas City at Boston, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B ARKANSAS . 59 40 .596 - Amarfflo ... 55 43 .561 3% Alb'qr'que .. 49 51 .490 10% Austin .'.... 48 52 .480 11% El Paso .... 45 -55 .450 14% Dallas-FW .. 42 57 .424 17 Monday's Results , Amarillo 10, Austin 4 ARKANSAS 3, El Paso 1 Albuquerque 7, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 • Today's Games Dallas-Fort Worth at Amarillo El Paso at .Albuquerque ARKANSAS at Austin INTERNATIONAL Syracuse 3, Toledo 2 Toronto at Jacksonville, rain Only games scheduled PACIFIC COAST Indianapolis 11, San Diego 1 Seattle 1-1, Portland 0-2 Phoenix 6, Denver 5 Spokane at Tulsa, rain Only games scheduled for the ball but his judgment standing sideways was better than the umpires standing straight." Williams, wearing a neat white sport shirt, buttoned at the neck but with no tie, impressed the assemblage with his fine talk. He gently chided the writers with whom he often feuded and found time to thank his coach on the San Diego playgrounds, his school coach and managers under whom he played in the majors and ml nors. He also singled out the late Eddie Collins, Hall of Famer, and owner Tom Yawkey of the Red Sox for special attention. Williams obviously was impressed by the occasion, as was Stengel. Ted couldn't resist a jab at the press. * * * The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-5 in the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game at Doubleday Field. 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 retirement 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 111 E. Ath Blytheville Wrestling Tonight New Foes at Arena Luke Graham and Chin Lee should know their way around Legion Arena by now. They're booked into the Blytheville wrestling house tonight for the fourth straight week. But they have different opponents tonight for a change. After unsuccessfully trying to take away the world tag team championship from Herb Welch and Al Costello, they now go against Billy Wicks and big Mario Milano. ..','.* * .* They don't hardly come any tougher than Chin and Luke. A couple weeks ago they literally tore up the ring. But their best thrusts, usually against the rules, weren't robust enough to make the championship change hands. Once Welch and Costello almost lost it but the alert work of Marshall Blackard, state athletic commissioner, overruled the referee who happened to be- looking the other way at the wrong time. Wicks and Milano aren't pushovers either. Billy .is both popular and rugged. Milano is about 6'4 arid weighs 260. Graham is shorter than that but weighs every bit as much, 'The main event is billed for 60 minutes or less, best-of- three. * * * . Rowdy Red Roberts, who found his way around ihe Arena"years ago,. is a principal in the opener. Opposing him' is Dwayne Peal. In Jonesboro they know Peal as a promoter. .... This heavyweight brawl is also an hour deal, best-of- three. Tickets are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children, with ringside reserved chairs going for 35 cents. First bell at 8:30, doors open at 6:30. 2nd Round of Tourney Tonight Tigers nosed out Bears 7-6 and Wings were handed a 9-0 forfeit win over Eagles in first round games of the Pony League tournament last night at Light Brigade Field. Tigers came from behind in the final inning to score three runs and trip the luckless Bears. Ray Yates pitched all the way For the Tigers, limiting the Bears to four hits. Claude Bull was touched for 10 hits in going the route for Bears. Because 'of illness the Eagles could field only eight men and were forced to forfeit. Semi-finals are to be played tonight at Light Brigade Field, Rams meeting Wings at 6 o'clock and Tigers facing Owls at 8:30. TIGERS 100201 3 BEARS 002022 0 walks. Arkansas' victory kept Hie Travelers on top of the Texas League standings by 3V4 games. 3-2 Triumph Gives Trays a Sweep at El Paso EL PASO, Tex. (AP) — The loaded Arkansas Travelers completed a series sweep over El Paso Monday night with a 3-2 Texas League baseball victory. Steve Huntz hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Arkansas•got an unearned run in the sixth to back up Mike Torrez' 'four-hit pitching. The Sun Kings' runs came on Torrez' wildness in the sixth inning when he issued two bases- * * * Arkansas 000 201 000-3 10 2 El Paso 000 002 000-2 4 2 Torrez, Newton (7) and Breeden; Geishert, Mosley (8) and Egan. W—Torrez, 2-3. L — Geishert, 1-1. HR — Arkansas, Huntz (9). PEE WEE In the season-ending game of YMCA's Pee Wee League, Hornets downed Warriors 1-0 yesterday afternoon at Midget Park. Winners had two hits and losers one in a pitcher's duel. Hornets got their marker in the third inning on a two-out walk, followed by a triple. They had threatened in the second inning, leaving two runners stranded. Another threat in the fourth was erased by the Warriors. * * * Warriors had a serious threat going in the first inning when they left three men in the sacks. They left a total of six runners. Pee Wee double elimination tournament for the loop championship is to begin Wednesday evening at 6:15 at Midget Park, Jets playing Warriors in the opener. . • . HARRISON TRUMANN - Harrison of Blytheville is underdog here tonight in the finale of the Trumann Little League Tournament. The title match was rained out last Friday. Blythe; ville's opponent is Monette. Monette KO'd Leachville and Blytheville eliminated the host to reach the last game. First pitch at 8:30, following the Trumann - Leachville consolation game. Bobby Wayne Cook is slated to pitch for Ira Young's Blytheville club. LEACHV/LLE LEACHVILLE - Leachville's annual Little League Tournament is scheduled to start Aug. 1. The bracket calls for 16 teams. This is the seventh year for the event. Rotary Is I Champion Rotary was pushed into extra innings for the first time this year in Blytheville Little League but the youngsters put a per* feet season into the record book. Rotary defeated Jaycees 3^-2 in eight exciting innings last night. It was the second straight win over the Jaycees in the playoffs and gave Rotary the 1966 league championship. Beard was the winning pitcher, Tolley the loser. Beajid struck out seven, walked no one. Tolley fanned two, gave one pass. Jaycees outhit the Rotarians 5-4, Tolley rapping two for the losers. * * :* . Williams reached first in the final inning on an error, Beard beat out a bunt, then Bunch sacrificed. Haynes, swinging on the first pitch, grounded to second and the winning run came in easily. ••'••• • • : Last year Rotary retired the three-year championship trophy. Is this the beginning of another run? '•• Budd Agrees CALGARY, Alta. (AP) -. Frank Budd, former ViUanqya track star, has agreed to return to the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League for his second season, the club said today.' QUESTION: What is the price of America's most popular cigar? ANSWER: Not 5f!, not 10i«, not 2/25fit It's the 6fl King Edward Imperial that has the VERY SPECIAL : VALUE that makes • it America's largest seller. Itk time you looked mental retardation! square in the face^ The biggest enemy of this mentally retarded child is ignorance. Plain, old-fashioned ignorance. Ignorance that says anyone who's mentalry retarded should be shut away. Ignorance that says the mentally retarded always have been and always will be burdens on society. Ignorance that says the mentally retarded never can learn enough to hold jobs. True, there are some severely retarded children. But the vast majority of them are like the youngster shown here. Attractive. Friendly. Capable of being educated and trained for jobs. Capable of living usefully and happily. But only if ah 1 of us treat them as modi as possible like other human beings. For the retarded can be made much worse—or much better—by the attitude of those around them. Families. Friends. Teachers. Recreation directors. Employers. Everybody. How can you help retarded youngsters get a better break in life? You can find out easily enough. Simply write for the free booklet to The President's Committee on Mental Retardation, Washington. DA. Blytheville Courier News

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