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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 2, 1966
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fe >,4 ' r'% II $» t ' - 1 .' r, • v - ?/w* V* I " f ^m^ 1 a &> ^k»r> New Football Te^m No Patsy By RON SPEER ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons came .through their Natoinal Football League initiation confident they won't be everybody's patsy this fall. "We'll whip somebody, you can count on that," Coach Norb Hecker promised Monday night, after the Falcons turned back every touchdown threat but were beaten 9-7 by the Philadelphia Eagles on three field goals in the opening exhibition game of the "Our defense played a helluva jgame," Hecker said. "It's a shame to hold a team without a touchdown -and still lose." Sam Baker booted field goals THE LEADER IS PLEASED — Ken Mul lins, commander of Dud Cason Post 24 in Blytheville, congratulates Dwight Williams after his team, sponsored by the post, won the District 2-B championship. The Ca- sons wrapped it up Sunday afternoon at Light Brigade Field. They swept the five- day series undefeated. (Courier News Photo) Vivw from Her* ED HAYES "••'••- WITH ALL THE GROUSING THAT GOES ON EVERY -year; about this time, you'd think they would've worked something out by now. Instead of someone bending a bit, the American Legion state baseball tournament and the high school all-star foot..ball and basketball scuffles this year again conflict with 'each .other.. .• Above all, it's unfair to the boys. Usually at least one young man finds himself in. a pickle. Should he dessert his baseball team; the club he sweated all summer with, for the brief.glory of the all-star? Still, the all-star show could be his passport to a college scholarship. Even if it only happens to one boy, it's one too many. , In past years the more enterprising athletes, or those with.affluent backing, would fly back and forth from the baseball tournament to the all-star workouts. If you said this v'kind of setup was less ; than ideal, you wouldn't get an argument from me; • Yetjeyen'the'marvels of:'the, jet age are no better than horse-and-buggery on Saturday night when the football game is being: played, and the. boy's baseball team at the same time is in the state semifinals. Something's gotta budge, bud.'. •-.'• ••• : •-:; : ;•' . ,.•*-'..*' * For years- the 'American Legion has been trying to get the Arkansas Athletic Association to shift its schedule because it has just a one-shot affair, where the baseball business is ; a step-by-step, seasonlong production. r Ricky Thurow of North Li'l Rock, the No. 1 quarterback in.the state last year and naturally an all-star, plays for the De Jam's Legion club and De.Jam's qualified for the state tournament. Blytheville,. happily, does not have this problem, although center fielder Bruce Bateman came mighty close to getting grabbed^y the East football team—and probably should have been. And shdrtstop Jimmy Wagner could've found himself representing Manila on the East basketball squad. Imagine the holes these fellers would leave on the Dud Cason club if they picked up and took off for Li'l Rock. • • • . * . * * The American Legion once changed its setup but the AAA moved right along. It smacks of the AAU-NCAA feud, doesn't it? • Dwight Williams,- as: skipper of the Blytheville Legion team and coach of the BHS basketball Chickasaws, understandably has a warm and personal interest in both august events in August. Early this year in Li'l Rock he tried talking the American Legion into moving its state tournament ahead, one week. Dwight felt he had the assembled Legionnaires won over until one of the oldheads crossed swords with him. The dissenter voiced many objections but the one that stood up best, one that was clean of all bias and pettiness was this: any advancement in dates would break up. the rhythm of the Legion playoffs, creating an unnecessary and maybe harmful delay between the state and regional. An excellent point. ••;•*• * * You dislike taking sides in such quarrels. Still, it would seem the American Legion in Arkansas has done its part and should have the right-of-way. Don't forget, the entire summer is at the disposal of the all-star schoolboy events. In the works at the Arkansas Athletic Associtaion is a proposal to forbid any all-star to take part in any other athletic activity during star week. You don't need an IBM brain to figure out who that proposal is aimed at. The state baseball tournament in recent years has begun to carry a distinct Blytheville flavor. As long as it persists, don't expect an abundance of cooperation from high school headquarters down there in the center of the state. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tims for Each Day, "T«l!« Whtn Fish Bite Best" AUGUST, 1966 SUN FQ > 22nd 7 5?o AM 14 10:26 AM 21 5T 7 , PM 28 10J51, PM MON f*oV AM 8 v» 5:01 'AM 15 H-.28 AM 22 5:38 PM 29 S3.-' PM TUE f5?3 AM 9 £» ' 5:45 AM . 16 ,!5!w , PM . 23 K» <:31 ' PM s •W WED 3 ^ AM 10 2^ 6:33 AM 17 i-.23 PM 24 £?5 PM 31 ii?.AM THU 4 & AM 11 »• 7:26 AM 18 2-.! A PM 25 Sf& PM NM • 16th FRI 5 to 3:00 AM 1?. 8:23 AM 19 3:06 PM 26 to 9:12 ' PM U5 0 9th SAT 6 K> 3:40 AM 13 9:24 AM 20 Mt> 3:56 PM 27 10:03 PM FM ® 1st 30th All time ll.elvwn In C*ntril Stjndird timi. Add em hour for tin . EMtrn tim* zm; nibtfKt ens hiur for Rocky Mountain time; two heUn far MflC'tliri«.:-ln. localities using daylight saving time, idd «ni heur t» ttm4 feund abevt. Copyright— Wlmton-Silem, N. C. Ibcker Up fWi — totter lit* Day for Flihlng iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiin LAS EVGA, Nev. — Desnito [uarez, 138%, Las Vegas, out- lOinted Bobby Allen, 137V4, Las Vegas, 10. PORTLAND, Maine - Willie Williams, 42, New Waterford, N.S., outpointed Jerry Graci, 145, Arlington, Mass., 8. Travs Checked On Three-Hitter ARLINGTON, Tex. (AP) Southpaw Fred Norman checked Arkansas with only three hits Monday and pitched Dallas-Fort Worth to a 1-0 triumph over the Texas League- leading Travelers. Norman, who walked three and struck out 10, earned his 10th victory of the year fa 16 decisions. Despite the defeat, Arkansas maintained its five-game lead over second place Arnarillo. El Paso beat Arnarillo 3-2 while Albuquerque trimmed Austin 5-2 in Other action Tuesday night. Jesse White's fourth inning deuble drove in the only run. It followed a single by Gene Etter and a .sacrifice by John Upham. Montgomery, Rogue (8) and Sreeden, Zeller; Norman and Felske, Bates. W — Norman (1-6). L—Montgomery (10-10). of 28, 24 and 25 yards for enough points to keep Philadelphia from becoming the first team ever to lose to the Falcons, who sparkled on defense in their AFL Exhibition Tonight; Cookie Quitting, He Says iiiiKniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiimiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniini! Fights The AFL opens its exhibition schedule tonight in Houston with the Oilers meeting the Oakland Raiders. Each has a new coach, Wally Lemm at Houston replacing Bones Taylor, and Johnny Rauch at Oakland replacing Al Davis. Player squabbles, holdouts, walk outs and non-appearances continued to dominate the train, ing camp news, however. Fullback Cookie Gilchrist of the Denver Broncos said he was .quitting the American Football | League "with deep regrets" because he doesn't like the management. The executive vice prsident of the club, Jim Burris, said he was "not unduly surprised or concerned". * + *• The two exchanged unpleas- antries via newsmen to climax a 10-day absence of the 31-year- old Gilchrist from the Bronco training camp where he- was supposed to report July 23. 'He's been accumulating a $100 : a-day fine since then for not showing up. Gilchrist's . 250-word state| ment, however, did not say flatly he was going to quit pro ball after 12 years but he' refused- oil the advice of two lawyers—to say if he would play for another team if the Broncos traded him. End Art Powell and halfback Clem Daniels walked out of the Raiders' Santa Rosa, Calif,, training camp after failing to come to contract terms and the Raiders issued a statement saying they "contemplate playing the 1966 season without Daniels and Powell." In Honolulu, 49er quarterback John Brodie said he is ready to end his holdout, return to the mainland and sign his contract. .Veteran' guard Ted Karras showed, up in the Detroit Lions' training camp Monday,. but couldn't come to terms. He is expected to work out with the team today, however. A number of players signed— including former NFL.defensive standout John Sample of Baltimore—with the New York Tuesday, August 2 1966 Jets. • ; Rams Gouge Owls in Pony Biz Ramts blasted their way to a 13-0 win over Owls in the Pony ,eague tournament finals last night at Light Brigade Field. The game was first in a 2-out- of 3 series. Rams scored in the first inning on a walk to Terry Brown and a triple by Dee Human. They iced the game by scoring six-in the second on two walks, singles by Warren Davis, Dannj Beck and Brown and a sacrifice fly by Human. Brown and Danny Gardner had three hits' each for the Rams. Jodie Goodie slapped out two hits to lead the losers. Gardner hurled the distance for the Rams. Ray Boreh pitched all the way for Owls. Second game of the series is scheduled for Light Brigade Field tonight at 7:30. RAMS 161113 OWLS 000 000 Umpires — Fred Mitchell and Jimmy Gee. . . NFL debut. Coach J,oe Kuharich of the Eagles agreed that the Falcons put up a stiff fight. "They aren't pushovers,":Kuharich said. "They've got veterans— and most of them are pretty good — at every position." ' The two standouts for the Falcons, -however, had seen only limited;pro action before being acquired by Atlanta when it started to build its team last winter. • ..'...: Ron Smith, defensive halfback for 'the Falcons, was with the Bears last fall but was 'used only as a spot player. Dennis Claridge, Atlanta quarterback, had been used on only • three plays in two seasons with Green Bay. .'-'• " - '* •*'••* Glaridge completed 10 of. 16 . isses; including a one-yard touchdown toss just before the half to Tom Wilson,, which gave the Falcons ;a 7-6 lead.- The touchdown was set up by a ; pass interception by Smith, who earlier snuffed a Philadelphia .threat with another interception. Smith also gave the Falcons : a final chance at victory when he returned a punt 42 yards with a minute left.. Star Strength In Backfield By JOE MOOSHIL Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP)' - Coach John Sauer, claiming'it takes one or two;standout performances.: to*, beat the pros, likes his College All-Stars' "chances against the Green Bay Packers Wday:night. '.. .. "I think our chances are as great as. they have been in other rears, when we have won," said iauer. "But it does take a standout performance to do the oh. ; "We have a great squad which has worked 'hard but I think our greatest strength this year is in our backfield." '.•«•'. ' ' • •» * * Sauer, who was ; a member of oaclv Otto Graham's staff the ast seven years and is getting iis'first shot as : head .coach, aid his backfield strength is collective. 'I don't mean to say the backs are individually great," said.Sauer. "I mean they are the .best we've had as a group, they can all run, block and catch passes. . "One thing tye plan to do against the Packers is have fresh backs in their all the time. We have no injuries and everyone is eager to go." Among the Backfield corps are Dbnny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim.Grabowski of Illinois — .both high-priced rookies who will join the Packers fol- lowng the game. '-*'..*•'*• • Then there are Mike Garrett of Southern California, the Heisman Trophy-winner, Walt Garrison of Oklahoma State and Ftoy Shivers of Utah State, who made a fine showing in last week's scrimage against the Chicago Bears. Linebackers Tommy Nobis of ma mm, mem.. Texas and quarterback Steve Sloan of Alabama were named co-captains by their teammates Monday. In addition to Sloan, Sauer can call upon Bill Anderson of Tuisa and Gary Lane of Missouri. "I'm sure we can-nave a fine passing game no matter who we select to start." The only possible position in which the stars are hurting ii at linebacker since Carl McAdams of Oklahoma will not play. Me- Adams suffered a fractured ankle stepping off a curb Saturday night. . . .. ' :•.. ' .•'" LOS ANGELES —. Ismael Laguna 135, Colon, Panama, out- pointed Al Grant, 139, Santa: Monica, 10; Fred Hernandez, 162 Las Vegas, Nev., outpointed i'li:' ./rrijv Tr_:t*u«« -iflrt '-'San COURIER NEWS FAQZ TEH Andy (Kid) Heilman, 160,'San Pedro, Calif., 10, WELLINGTON, N:Z. - Manuel Santos, 134, New Zealand, outpointed Jesse Del Valle, 135, Philippines, 12. CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexics- TTJSEDAY. AT3GTJBT 2, isw | MantequiUa. Napoles, Cuba, stopped Humberto Trottman, Panama, 2, welterweights. . niiiiiiiiuiiiiiiniiiiiiinniHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii^* Blytheville Courier Netvs CALL FOR PAPS/ TOO! Hey, Grid Chicks! This is a first call for Blytheville High football boys. : ' Bob Williams has announced that all male high school students who think they can—or know they can—make it with the Chickasaws this fall, should report for their annual physical examinations at 8:30 Thursday morning in the gym. "This is a bit earlier than usual," the coach said, "but we'll go ahead and get those put of the way." ,.'.'..".. Although commencement of limited workouts is 13 days away, the season opened for the gridiron coaches yesterday. They started making up their offensive and defensive books ... and began strategic discussions. "We're coaching each other right riow," the .head man said, "to make sure we coach the boys right." * . * * Jack Goodman, coach of the Blytheville Junior High Papooses, Has sent put a call for his bpys Wednesday after- npon at 3 p'clock. "I just want to distribute shoes to the boys," he explained. "It's no practice or anything like that. It should only take about 30 minutes.or so." ih Equipment Center ^ So. 61 Hi-way Inc. Blytheville, Ark. Phone PO 3-6863 II ," ^rrean OF ANY TRUCK IS THE. . . ENGINE and at Equipment Center we've got the best truck engines in gasoline, L.P.G. or Diesel PLUS the finest in truck parts-Service. Let Don Quarles ihow you what we have done since we started operations last November and we aren't through yet. White you'" tilklnf in Don uk him ibout our motor truck part* prlelnfi. -you mlfht be iiirpriwd!!! When you think of Trucks think of lit Equipment Center

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