The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 30, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, July 30, 1966
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Casons Qualify for Sunday Finals By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Delivering another husky batting attack, BIytheville's Dud Casons have secured a place in the Sunday afternoon finals of the American Legion District 2-B baseball tournament. The Casons nailed it down-virtually unchallenged-with a 12-3 decision last night over Paragould. In three tournament games now the club has tallied 44 runs and 45 hits. The Casons sprayed 13 hits here last night. This afternoon, the other two remaining teams are scheduled to decide who meets Blytheville in the championship event Sunday afternoon. It's Jonesboro vs. Paragould at 7:30. Each has lost a game. Jonesboro stayed with it in yesterday's first game by eliminating Rector 9-6. * * * Winner of this tournament has to take on the 2-A winner for the district's place in the state meet here (Aug. 10-14). However, Blytheville as host is already assured of a state seat. GETTING THE DROP — BIytheville's Jimmy Wagner slides safely into third base in the first inning on a passed ball against Paragould at Light Brigade Field. The umpire is Jimmy Gee. Those blemishes in the photo are rain drops. The game last night was held up a half hour because of the rain. Blytheville won 12-3 to advance to the Sunday afternoon finals at 1:30. (Courier News Photo) BUSY BODIES — Three of the busiest Individuals at Light Brigade Field last night were (from left) Dwain Donner, Scott Gur- ley and Dean Gurley. This crew's job was to keep the baseball's dry, rubbing them With "meal." (Courier News Photo) f diet from Colts: 'Never Again Holdouts Trickle Back By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Jimmy Brown is still in England ,but some of the pro football holdouts who don't have acting contracts to fall back on have started trickling into their training camps. Among the stars who came to terms Friday were, defensive end Earl Faison of San Diego, flankerback Pat Studstill of Detroit and a quartet of Baltimore Colts: tight end John Mackey, flankers Jimmy Orr and Willie Richardson and defensive end- placekicker Lou Michaels. The Colts were so shaken by the negotiations with their absentees that a club official warned that "never again will the Colts negotiate with a player who walks out of training camp." Split end Raymond Berry is the sole Baltimore player not yet signed and he is expected ts be in the fold in a day or two. Faison, who played out his option with San Diego last season, came to terms with the Chargers just, a day after he and General Manager Sid Gillman had denied they were close to an agreement. Gillman said the terms were By GEOFFREY MILLER LONDON (AP) - West Germany faced England in the final of the World Soccer Cup today before an estimated 400 million television onlookers — the biggest live audience for any sports event in history. Nearly 100,000 — including Queen Elizabeth — were expected to be at London's Wembley Stadium for the game. It was being televised live to 29 countries. The game was being televised to the United States via Early ed in 1930. to another to see their teams in action. The Germans will have 10,000 supporters at Wembley. * * * Bookies offered odds of 1 to 2 on an England victory which would bring the coveted trophy back to the iand where soccer was born. After teaching the game to the rest of the world, England went into a slide. It has never previously reached the final of the World Cup, which was start- Bird satellite. It was scheduled to begin at 12 noon (EDT) on NBC-TV. * + * The match is the climax of a three-week tournament which has demonstrated the fantastic Interest in soccer. Sixteen teams set out in the competition. Thousands of fans from overseas, waving their national flags and carrying banners, have traveled from one stadium West Germany won the trophy in 1954. That was before Brazil began its long reign as world champions — a reign which ended 10 days ago. Critics saw these facts as favorable to England: In nine matches between the two countries, Germany has never yet won: England has been undefeated in its last 10 international games, "fair to Earl and fair to the club. Absolutely no bonus wa: involved." Studslill's agreement with the Lions left only safetyman Bruce Mahar and guard Tec Karras unsigned. The Lions picked up rookie Joe Wellborn from the New York Giants and said they will try him at guard center or linebacker. * * * But while some were joining their clubs, others were being cut. Friday's roster trims included Eddie Robinson Jr., Bob Walton and Bob Windham of the New York Jets; Marty Sica and Sam Montgomery of Green Bay, Willie Ross of the Buffalo Bills; and Bob Post, Randy Staten, Dick Souells and Peterson Mathews of the New York Giants. Green Bay traded offensive tackle Ray Schoenke to Cleveland for an undisclosed draft choice, Washington claimed halfback A.D. Whitfield from Montreal and tackle Dave Powless from the Giants. Cleveland sent Dave Lee, a kicking specialist, to Baltimore for a future draft choice. Herb Here Herb Welch has hooked himself as a wrestler again on the Tuesday night program at Legion Arena. Herb and Al Coslello own the world tag team championship crown. This time, however, Herb has selected Ted McCarthy to be his mate in a lag match against Sol Weingroff and Carl Von Brainier. Blylheville's Kenny Griggs is in the opener against Rowdy Red Roberts. Called Off MONETTE - Blytheville Mustangs and Blytheville Colts were rained out here last night in their semifinal fight in the Tri-County Senior Baseball League tournament. They set the game up for tonight at 7:30, with the winner taking on Leachville Monday night for the championship. The two teams took their warmups last night but the rains came even before the National Anthem could be played. Three Games Leachville Meet Mon. LEACHVILLE — Three games are on the docket here Monday night in the seventh annual Leachville Little League All-Star baseball tournament. The Monday lineup: Monette vs. Paragould B at 6; Piggott vs. Brookland at 7; and Jonesboro Pepsi vs. Rector at 8. Tuesday: Leachville vs. Lake City at 6; Pocahontas vs. Blytheville Air Force Base at 7; and Trumann vs Paragould A at 8. Completing the first-round schedule Wednesday: Bay vs. Caraway at 6; and Jonesboro Lucky vs. Manila at 7. The first engagement of the second round is Wednesday night at 8, winners of the first two games competing. * * * There are three games Thursday, two Friday and two Saturday. The tournafment is to be played at Leachville Community Baseball Little League Park. BRISTOL, Term. (AP) Lawrence Allen Nida of St. Albans, W.Va., has been named head basketball coach at King, Tenn., College. All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Pa int& Glass Works 2213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. PO 3-8345 Paragould, with the help of an error, moved to a 1-0 lead on the Casons in the opening inning; The Blytheville boys tied it in their half as rain began to fall. Play was halted after the complete inning and was resumed about a half hour later after an efficient crew from Dud Cason Post 24 tidied up the infield. * * * Some folks said the infield was in better shape after the hot-line crew swept into action than it was before the Bruce Aggressive - Bruce Bateman, who gave Blytheville better protection in centerfield than a Pinkerton detective, pounded a double and two hits. Sam Singleton who started In right field arid tried his hand—rather, his healed broken finger—behind the plate in the eighth for the first time in a month, and second baseman Stan Williams, also accounted for a twobagger and a onebagger each. Singleton said the finger felt all right "but stiff." Catcher Pat Harper, a hustler, and shortstop Jimmy Wagner, knocked two singles apiece. Third baseman Bobby George, left fielder Ronnie Beard and first baseman Ronnie Yarbrough went hitless but several times got solid wood on the ball. Once Beard almost took the pitcher's belt buckle off —and still was thrown out. * * * One of Bateman's fine running catches, this time in deep left center bailed out McLaughlin after he yielded two successive, ringing doubles down the line in left. McLaughlin had a rocky time in the sixtf* but with the bases loaded and only one out, skipper Dwight Williams came out to have a talk with the young man. Maybe Dwight only asked him if he was fond of fried chicken or Saturday mornings in bed, that sort of thing, but whatever transpired between the two was efective.' Jerry tiore down and struck out the next two SEATTLE (AP) - Steve Krause of Seattle, shattered the American record for the 880- yard freestyle Friday when he stroked the distance in 9:04.2. The old mark of 9:13.5 was set by Murray Rose in 1958. batters. * * * The Paragould pitchers were fairly effective, despite the yield of 13 hits but they received little help from the infield. On many ground balls, the left side of the infield, as T egionnaire Floyd Tate would say, had trouble dropping the tailgate. Paragould was docked with five errors. A few of the other miscues were recorded as hits instead of question marks. Paragould, nevertheless, has a stable of sound young men and should give Jonesboro a tremendous struggle tonight. Both teams, on the strength of what they did this year, could easily have found the winning touch overnight. * * * Jonesboro, getting good pitching from Ray Hudson who returned from St. Louis just in time, got three singles each from Lonnie Weston and Mike Thurston, and a pair from Bob Blanchard in the first game. But the Rector Cats sort of eliminated themselves by committing four errors Maybe so, but one thing: Blytheville pitcher Jerry McLaughlin looked stronger after the rain. The portsider tossed a four-hitter and struck out 12 in the nine-inning battle. Incidentally, Legion rules make it mandatory for every game to be nine innings. If a game is delayed, it must pick up where it was hung up, regardless of the amount of time In between. fplllllllliililiiiiiiiiii«iiiiiiiinmiiiiiiiiBiiiiiliiiiBlilllillli with it. The.fielder didn't '* rni IPiCD MPWC ^ do much back-tracking.. H« g. COURIER NEWS a ^ about g ha , { . step je . fore the ball went whistling past. He must've thought it was the Fourth of July. GAME NO. 5 Rector .. 002 11: 000 . • 84 Jonesboro . 234 000 OOx . JUS Rector — Parrish: Shelton (2)- arid Smith. Jonesboro — Hudson and Harreton. LP — Farrlsh. Official scorekeepen — Dee Hum'an and Jim Jack- eon. GAME NO. 6 Par'eld . JOO 010 001 . 3 45 Blyth'vle . 102 213 03x . 12 13 4 Faragould - Murphy; White (8); and Pillow. Blythevllle — McLaughlin; Harper and Singleton. LP — Murphy. Umpires — Fred Rounsavall, John Esr sary and. Jimmy Gee. Official, scorekeepers - Jim Jackson and Paul Human. . § SATURDAY, JOLT 30, 1988 j 1 PAGE 6TS. | iiniiiiiinuniiuninniiniiiiiMiiiiinniiiiiniiiiiiiuiiiiiiinil in the first three innings. * * * Rector's Mike Baker ripped a leadoff homer in the fourth inning. Blytheville failed to produce a homer last night for the first time, but Bateman's screaming liner almost took the backtracking left fielder's head Rain Causes 2-A Shakeup NEWPORT — District 2-A's American Legion baseball tournament ran into rain here last night. Earlier, however, • Newport eliminated Tuckerman 9-2. Batesville boasted a 4-2 lead over Mountain Home with two outs in the sixth inning when rain halted the action. The game is to be picked up at 1 this afternoon. The Newport- Walnut Ridge winner in the following fracas is billed tonight against the Batesville-Mountain Home loser. 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 BIythe- ville's most progressive employers, answer this ad by contacting: Arkansas Employment Security Division 111 E. Ash Blytheville But she doesn't know it. Sue's a good driver. And that's the trouble. You've come to trust her over the years... but really, you can't. Because even the best drivers end up in some of the worst accidents. Drive defensively, and you won't end up on the receiving end of some other driver's mistake or sudden move. At intersections, never assume the right-of-way. Make defensive driving payoff by practicing it every second of every minute you're behind the wheel. It takes extra effort-but that extra effort's worth it. The forty-nine thousand people who died on our highways last year would be the first to agree. If they could. Watch out for the other guy! Published to save livos in cooperation with Th« Advertising Council and the National Safety Council, I

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