The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 1, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 1, 1966
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Its Junie in July at BCC; Dowell^Purye^r By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Junie Dowell, a 57-year-old silver prospector from Walnut Ridge, and his kid sidekick, 45-year-old George Puryear from Jonesboro, hauled another load of silver down the road Sunday. The tournament-wise amateurs won the King Cotton Four-Ball championship ai Blytheville Country Club, moving past a pair of tough customers in their 20s in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff. . Conquered were Missourians John Simmons, 27, of Marshall and Richard Poe, 24, from Rolla. Both teams finished with a three-day total of 202. It was the third team victory for Dowell and Puryear here. They had previously los ttwo playoffs. Dowell won his first tournament in Blytheville in 1933. Its no wonder that in 33 years of visits, he has more friends in this city than Carter has carburetors. "Junie played exceptionally well," Puryear commented. THEY 'BELONG' IN STATE Casons Champs By ED HAYES, Sports Editor Blytheville's Dud Casons proved yesterday they belong in the American Legion state basbeall tournament. They didn't back into it. Already assured of a place in the big meet since it's to be held here next week, they wheeled through the District 2-B tournament as if they were fighting for their lives. They climaxed their four-game sweep at Light Brigade Field with a 10-5 win over Jonesboro, the comeback club, yesterday afternoon. Jonesboro was beaten in the first tournament game Wednesday night 21-4 by Blytheville and battled into the finals from the losers' bracket. The Jonesboro boys, in a 5-2 hole Saturday night, finally eliminated Paragould 9-5. Blytheville emerged the only unbeaten team in the tourney. guiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiininiinnniiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUODST 1, 1966 PAGE. E1C3H1 1 Thus, Batesville and Blytheville are to represent District 2 in the state meet, Aug. 10-14. Batesville took the A end of the district yesterday with an exciting 3-2 triumph over Walnut Ridge. Normally the two ends of the district would have to meet now in a best-of-three series for the position in the state tournament, but because of Blytheville's cinch status, it was agreed to dispense with a playoff. Pitching in the Light Brigade tournament was inferior in comparison with other years. Or maybe it just appeared to be so the way the Blytheville boys crucified the visiting hurl- They stacked up 14 more safeties yesterday. Jonesboro, playing its fifth game in the five-day Oieet, bolted to A 2-2 tie in the lower first when Ronnie Owens cracked a two- run home run over the left field fence. The Casons got their two runs on a walk and a pair of singles. Blytheville, as usual, did a lot of good base running, something Dwight Williams promised when he took over the club two summers ago. JOB WELL DONE — Blytheville Dud Casons leave the field after winning the District 2-B tournament at Light Brigade Field. Being congratulated is pitcher Eddie Carner (third from left). The Casons wrapped it up 10-5 over Jonesboro yesterday afternoon. (Courier News Photo) Indians Lose 3-2, but... Osceolans Score ' CARAWAY - Osceola Indians were nudged 3-2 by Batesville in the championship game of the . state semipro baseball championship here Sunday afternoon —but the Osceola outfield scored a big victory. The entire Indian outfield— . Sonny Moss in left, Danny Williams in center and Joe Bratcher—was named to the all-state outfield. ' Others on the star squad: catchers Jim Conners, Osceola, . and Jay Mercer, Batesville; pitchers Bill Whitehurst and .Butch Hopkins, Osceola; Ned Turnbull and Bob Dunavant, Batesville; and Jim O'Neal, rCaraway. Ib—Gary Washington; 2b— Don Healey, North Little Rock; ss—Jim Galloway, Batesville; 3b—George Glenn, Jonesboro; "Bill Landers, Batesville, utility infield; and A. C. Williams, :.Batesville, utility outfield. •: * * * ,'.'. Washington delivered the big "blow, a two-run homer for the 1 ' ihamps in the fifth inning, j Batesville scored the clincher in the eighth on a hit and error. Osceola relief pitcher Jim McKay batted in two runs in the ninth with a singli.. He relieved Whitehurst in the seventh afte a brilliant effort. Brewer pitched five innings for Batesville. Dunavant mopped up. Batesville In NEWPORT — Batesville won a place in the American Legion state basbeall tournament in Blytheville next week by nipping Walnut Ridge 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth inning Sunday afternoon. Batesville scored all its runs in the inning. Teams now listed for play in the state are Blytheville, Batesville, Colonial of Little Rock, DeJanis of North Little Rock and Bryant. Jonesboro led briefly in the third, 3-2, when Mike Thurston doubled and Bill Appleton singled, but the Blytheville boys tied it in the fourth on Pat Harper's double, a ground out and Ronnie Beard's sacrifice. Then the Casons got rolling. There were three runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and that was it, folks. Jonesboro got a storm going in the ninth inning, touching Eddie Carner for three solid singles and a walk that produced two runs. But the righthander had all it took when he struck out Appleton, Jonesboro's best hitter, to end the game and the tournament. Bruce Bateman had a thumping day at bat—and in the field, too. The center- fielder whacked three singles, hit his second homer of the series and coaxed a walk. There's good reason why the fans call Bateman Batman. Pat Harper, back in right field now that Sam Singleton is ready to catch again, socked two singles in addition to the twbbagger. Bobby George tripled to lead off the big sixth. Other vital cotnributions by Casons: Jimmy Wagner drew four walks and doubled; and Stan Williams doubled and singled. Dwight Williams said he would try to schedule some practice games for the Cas- ons between now and a week from Wednesday. The Casons don't know who their opponents will be in the state meet but they do know they are billed for the 8 p.m. game on opening day. Drawings are to be made either today or tomorrow in Little Rock. GAME NO. 7 Paragould .. OH 300 000—S 5 > Jonesboro .. 002 012 22x—9 8 8 Paragould—G. Reddlck. Baxter (6); and C. Reddlck, Jonesboro —Heuary and Harreslon. Umpires —John Essary, Fred Rounsavall and Jim Gee. Official scorekeeper—Jim Jackson. GAME NO. 8 Blytheville 200 134 000—10 14 0 Jonesboro . 201 000 002— 581 Blytheville—Carner and Singleton. Jonesboro—cook, Hudson (6); Ray (6); and Harrelson. Umpires— Gee, Rounsavall and Essary. Official scorekeeper—Paul Human. All Work Guaranteed 18 Years Experience BILL BEARD Auto Body Paint & Glass Works 2213 Birch St. (Rear) Ph. PO 3-8345 7:30 Gome f Pony League tournament play -Is to resume tonight at Light "Brigade Field with Rams meet- <>Jng Owls at 7:30. This is the flint game in a 2-out-of-3 series. BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, August 2nd Adults 75e — Children 25e STARTING TIME — 8:15 —MAIN EVENT— TAG TEAM MATCH 1-Hr. Time Limit — Best 2 of 3 Palls KARL VON BRONER And SAUL WINGOFF — Vs.— TED MCCARTHY And HERB WELCH First Match Rowdy "Red" Roberts — Vs.— Ken Griggs (A Hometown Boy)' Simmons agreed. "That'Junie is amazing," he said. "He's real tough." The winning team only bogeyed one'hole in three days. Interestingly, the two Missouri boys were locked up in a tie last year at West Plains, Mo., with Dowell and Mike McCutcheon. The deadlock was never broken because they ran out of daylight. Simmons and Rollins won the tournament at West Plains this year. It took the pair nine hours to drive to Blytheville— Other Flight Winners: wih two flats «ioiig ; the way; , M i ssour i ; Rollins is studying law at «H U frJlbltaient ta Simmons owns and manages a bowling ««•«"«"* » Marshall,: He packs a powerful 202 average in «" "robabl rm better at bowling than 1 am golf, , "Probably rm better at bowling than hS AMal'of 172 golfers took part in the tournament first time it was ever played on the full 1« holes. The Club opened its new back nine early in July. Here's the way the other King Cotton flights finished: First flight—Barney Ozment and John Buzick; Gene Bradley and C. W. Knauts, Bill Farley and Tole. Second — Chuck Langston and Harold Sudbury; A. H. and Andy Williams, Belknap and Perkins. Third — Thad and Mike Caraway, Jim Smart and Wallace Hoke, L. V. Stevens and Charles Baker. Fourth—George Cone and Jim Williams, J. O'Day and Jim Brentlinger, Richard Rose and Alex Curtis. . Fifth-^Jimmie and Stevie Stevenson, Richard Rose, Jr., and C. L. McWaters, Jr., Fred Alexander and Hollis Thurman. Sixth — George Mureno and Leo Saracini, Bill Tomlinson and 0. E. Honeycutt, Surge Weimeyer and Jack Bartruff. Softball Tourney Is Tonight MANILA — Here's the schdeule for tonight's opening round of the Manila Invitational Slow-Pitch Softball tournament: Arbyrd vs. Buckeye at 7 o'clock; Courier News vs. Brown Spur at 8; and Manila vs. Brown Shoe at 9. Tuesday night: Pepsi-Cola vs. Tri-County at 7. Then the losers must get in line to try eliminating each other. It's a double-elimination event. Admission is 25 cents for all. Midget Hawks Win; Hornets Gain Falcons registered their second win of the YMCA Midget League tournament Saturday night, downing Hawks 11-5 in a game well played after the first inning. Hawks scored once in the first only to see Falcons pile up six markers in the lower half. In this inning, everything happened '.a the luckless losers, bases on jails, errors, a balk, and erratic throwing. Falcons also had :hree hits to add misery to the Hawk defense. Winners scored three runs in the third, and finished with two in the fourth, while Hawks scored one each in the fourth and sixth and two in the fifth. Hornets advanced to the finals of the winners' bracket in YMCA Pee Wee tournament Saturday night with a 6-3 win over Redskins. Each team scored a run in the first inning. Hornets sewed it up on a four run second oh only one hit, as Redskin defense had a bad inning. After the winners had added a run in the fourth, Redskins rallied for two in the bottom of the fifth, and left the tying runs on base. In this inning, Redskins drop back into the losers' bracket and must face the once-defeated Jets tonight at 6:15. Hornets are scheduled to play Roosters Wednesday at 6:15. KINGS — George Puryear (left) of Jonesboro and Junie Dowell of Walnut Ridge, no strangers to the golfing populace of Blytheville nor to tournament championships, won the King Cotton Four Ball event at Blytheville Country Club yesterday. (Courier News Photo) Colts vs. Leachville for Championship MONETTE-It's Colts of Ely- theville vs. Leachville tonight here in the championship contest of the Tri-County Senior Pony League tournament. First pitch at 7:30. Casper Knows Rules INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) — Touring golf • pros took off for the $100,000 Cleveland Open today, forewarned by five disqualifications in the Speedway Golf Festival that the new continuous putting rule will be enforced strictly when greens are clean and dry. Billy Casper, winning the Speedway event Sunday for the second time, had a copy of the rules sticking out of his hip pocket when he dropped his final putt for an 11-under-par 277 and $16,400. Colts eliminated BlythevflU Mustangs 9-8 Saturday night Leachville won the regular season crown. Jackie Boren was the winning pitcher Saturday night, Kent Andrews the loser. Mike Brothers pulled a home run for the Colts. Richardson's Electric Service LOUIS RICHARDSON OWNER-OPERATOR For Quick, Reliable Service Call. . . PO 3-7826 2237 Birch Win with Wilson Beat the Machine! Vote For Ralph E. Wilson For PROSECUTING ATTORNEY My opponent is committed to the Crittenden County Political Machine and to every deputy prosecuting attorney now serving the district. I am not committed to any machine or any political group. In the history of Arkansas elections an incumbent or machine candidate never wins when forced into a run-off. I propose to ask the General Assembly to put deputy prosecuting attorney on a salary and abolish the fee system. Some deputy prosecuting attorneys make from $25,000.00 to$50,000.00 a year in fees. This system is inequitable and should be abolished. Thank You For Yoour Vote on Aug. 9th I Will Appreciate Your ote on Aug. 9th RALPH E. WILSON EOR PROSECUTING ATTORNEY Pol, Adv. Paid For By Ralph E,

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