The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 26, 1967 · Page 10
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 10

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 26, 1967
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Dallas Doing. Family euding DALLAS, TEX. (AP) =- Texas A&-M's football team comes in today to complete the setup for the biggest '-family" squabble in the Iiistory of the Cotton Bowl. Alabama is already here with Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant having all liis kind words for Texas A&M, because he once coached Gene Ktallings at A&M and had him as an assistant at Alabama. And Stallings now is coach of tiie Aggies. It all may be a snow job though. The Bear doesn't like to lose football games anymore than giving up his two arms. But the way these two coach- es are helping each other out, you might think each wanted the oilier 1" win in the big game next Monday in the cavernous i Cotton Bowl where 75,504 hug|eyed fans will be trying to iig- ure out which team is which. Alabama is crimson and white, .,„ maroon and white. Everybody's talking about the teams resembling each other. :. Each team's quarterback is the kcyman and each has a great passing combination that resembles the other. With Alabama its Ken Stabler to All-America Dennis Homan. With Texas A&M it's Edd Hargett to Bob Long. Both are quite sensational with the big plays. Bryant needed to do some recruiting and didn't want to take time out to scout A&M, so he asked Slallings if he'd just, get Coach Darrell Royal of Texas to send him his scouting report on Uie Aggies. In exchange, Bryant had Auburn send its scouting report on Alabama to Stallings. They are studying each other's films—when they can get around to it. And do you know who re- recruited Homan for Alabama? Well, it was Stallings, when he was an assistant to Bryant at Alabama. BOWL GAMES on New Year's Day will pit some ot the nation's outstanding individuals against each other. In the Sugar Bowl, John Garlington of LSU (left) will charge after Wyoming quarterback Paul Toseano (right). In the Rose Bowl, Indiana quarterback Harry Gonso (upper left center) will try to elude USCs Adrian Young (upper right center). And in the Cotton Bowl, Texas A&M quarterback Edd Hargett (lower leit center) will attempt to stay out of the clutches of Alabama's Bobby Johns (lower right center). Bear Bryant NEW YORK (AP) Louisville's Cardinals, slow to jell And do you know who recruit this season despite the torrid ed Stabler? Well, it was Dee j scoring of Ail-American Westlcy ' j Unseld, hope to get a flying By DICK COUCH ful Of High Tonight !|four. Unsold, however, has been' the all-tournament team at Bos-ipoints, however, in the Lions' Associated Press Sports Writer! averaging close to 30 points per Powell, who was an assistant at i Alabama and now is an assistant to Stallings at Texas A&M. Viet Vistors Hold 'Stove' Talks start tonight, in the ECAC Holiday college basketball Festival. The Cardinals, one of the pre- tourncy favorites in the 16lh annual Madison Square Garden classic, take on LaSalle in tile nightcap of an evening doubleheader that also pairs potent By TOMMY THOMAS NEW YORK - (NEA) - It's a long way from Yankee Stadium to the Mekong Delta. Bob Fishel will tell you it's more than a 22-hour journey by plane —it's another world. Bob is vice-president, public relations, for the New York baseball club. Commissioner William Eckert asked him to accompany some baseball celebrities on a tour ot the war zones recently. The group included Joe Dimaggio, Cincinnati's Pete Rose, Boston's Tony Conigliaro and Yankee broadcaster Jerry Coleman. "I really didn't know what to expect," Fishel said after returning. "We met Jn^ in San Francisco and flew to Saigon." What they found there Was their hotel bunkered with sandbags, a bicycle traffic jam, some chopper pilots waiting to take them to Dak To and Da- nang and many other nice places and several thousand infantrymen and Marines who would have given $100 for a ticket in the bleachers. "Our temporary special orders made us equivalent to colo- Fishel said. "Conigliaro and Rose wanted to take their orders home. They're both privates in the reserves." This was the second time around for DiMaggio, who also visited U.S. troops in the Korean War. While on the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the former Yankee slugger was asked by the pilots to autograph one of the bombs that was about to be used. Joe signed: "To Ho Chi Minh With Love." Like most visitors, Fishel was impressed most by the morale of the servicemen. He remembered talking to an Army doctor who had saved the life of a Viet Cong prisoner. The doctor had gone to see him the next day and the VC spit in his face. He also remembered talking to another soldier a few minutes before he was "given the last rites. Fishel, DiMaggio and the others visited nearly all of the large bases and many remote outposts, too. It was a hand' shaking tour and the talk was mostly baseball. "They were all interested in : how Coniglaiaro's eye injury was healing," Fishel said, "and also what Rose thought about : being switched from second Joe DiMaggio base to the outfield. Many were curious about the advantages of being a switch hitter like ilose. West Virginia Columbia. with slumping Unseld-Beard tandem. game—compared to his 19.9 mark last season. "He's been quicker and more | Columbia, which opened with aggressive than last year," says [a string of four victories, has John Dromo, Louisville's new < lost its last three starts. The coach, of the 6-hnl-fl. Z50--OH 'I' Lions will be making their Fes- ton, and backcourt flash Bernie. 71-66 loss to Fordham last Fri- Williams to counter Louisville's I day night. "We have trouble handling the big man," Waters said. The survivors of tonight's twin bill advance to Thursday night's semifinals against the By THE ASSOCIATED PERSS] Little Rock Central came through what was supposed to be an on the road showdown at El Dorado with a 17-point victory and continued on top of the Associated Press Arkansas high school basketball poll. Central, the only unbeaten, team in Class AAA, drew all j 10 first place . votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Fort Smith Northside it- mained second by winning its! only game of the week. j North Little Rock scored two victories and jumped from fifth to third. The loss to Central was El Dorado's second and dropped the Wildcats from third to fourth. Blytheville defeated fourth- ranked Little Rock Horace Mann last week and moved from eighth to fifth. Mann dropped to seventh. Undefeated Greenbrier, the only newcomer in the poll, jumped into the sixth, spot. Magnolia Columbia advanced from ninth to eighth and Pine Bluff, which lost to Pine Bluff Southeast, fell from sixth to ninth. Texarkana descended from seventh to tenth and tenth- ranked Fort Smith Southside vacated the select group despite winning its only game of the week. Here are the results of Hie poll with first place votes and team records in parentheses and total points at right: 1. LR Central (10) (8-0).. 100 2. FS Northside (7-2) 86 3. North Little Rock (6-2) 72 muscleman. Unseld teams with tival debut against the fast- winners of the St. John's, N.Y.- 6-3 Butch Beard to give,the Car-; breaking Mountaineers, 4-2, and|Syracuse and Penn State-Boston College games played this after- Louisville, defending cliampi- on in the tough Missouri Valley Conference, has split its first six dinals one of the nation's finest scoring combinations. LaSalle, 5-2, took consolation honors in last week's Boston Garden Christmas Invitational, trimming North Carolina State 'j 8-3 after an opening round loss to Providence. Jim Harding, the Explorers' first-year coach, will count on high-scoring sopho- starts, dropping three of the last | more Larry Cannon, named to their versatile standout, Ron Williams. Soph Jim McMillian tops Columbia scorers with a 22- point average, but WVU Coach Bucky Waters is more concerned about slopping 7-foot The Holiday Festival is the only major tournament that starts today. Others, such as the Los Angeles Classic and the Dave Newmark, who has been;Quaker City at Philadelphia in-and-out thus far after being sidelined all last season with an injury. Newmark scored 29 Georgia Star Finds ^Taint Funny, McGee' "What it- did * , * they ask Well, they wanted to know what's wrong with the Yanks. That took a little time to explain. We also had some all- star game films that we showed when we had the facilities." Bob said many boys from the New York area asked him to call relatives and girl friends By BEN FUNK Associated Press Writer MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — "All- Star games are fun. There's no contact work and the practices are short." That's what All American tackle Edgar Chandler of Georgia said last week as the South team prepared for the College All-Star game with the North , Christmas Day. But it didn't Hum out to be fun for the Re- Ibels. Scoring in every quarter, the North stamped the South 24-0 in an unexciting game played before 17,400 fans—the second smallest crowd in the history of the Shrine series for the benefit of crippled children. Quarterback Greg Landry of Massachusetts led the Yankees on two touchdown drives and the other touchdown came easi- when he came back to the . sta t es |iy after a pass interception by I telephoned one lady last Dennis Coyne deep in South ter- peek and told her I had seen lier son and that he was doing fine," he said. "She told me her son had been killed two days ago. "I would go again if asked. Most of the guys didn't even know who I was but appreciated the fact that somebody would come over just to talk baseball." That stands to reason. These days, Ihe New York Yankees demand some explanation. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK—Luis Rodriguez, 152, Miami, Fla., outpointed Bennie Briscoe, 155, Philadelphia, 10. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -Johnny Alford, 176, Philadelphia, knocked out Linnes Johnson, 164, Miami, 8. ABR.EVON, Wales - Carl Gizzi, 194, Wales, outpointed Hubert Hilton, 198%, Glen Cove, SASSARI, Sardinia — Salvatore Biirruni, Sardinia, outpoint- ed Marc Vandomme, France, 1, bantamweights. ritory. Coyne, a quick 190-pounder from Northwestern, won a press box vote as the North's most valuable player after intercepting three passes. A 235-pound defensive end from Tennessee- Martin, Gordon Lambert, was ••«' chosen the best of the South. ' " But the favorite of the crow was Eldridge Dickey, who passed for 6,541 yards during his career at Tennessee A and I. yard run. Dickey's running and passing ] Dwight Lee of Michigan State Edgar Chandler Georgia, produced the few exciting moments in the South attack and the fans once protested loudly when he was taken out. The choice of some pro scouts was Max Anderson, Arizona State running back who gained 98 yards to spark the North ground game. Landry, outshining Navy's quarterback John Carlwrighl, directed the North 48 yards to a second period touchdown , ancj 93 yards to another in the fourth quarter. He passed two yards to Bub ran three yards for a touchdown in the third period after Coyne stole a pass from Mike Livingston of Southern Methodist and returned it 23 yards to the South 11. Although he could not take the South in for a score, Dickey led all passers in yardage with 135 on nine completions in 17 throws. Landry hit eight of 11 for 99 yards. In the only other weekend bowl game, Colorado outsliigged Miami, Fla., 31-21 behind the Balfzell of Purdue for Ihe first'running and passing of Cob An- score and Oscar Reerl of Colors- iderson, ankle Injury, entered the game just before the end of the first begin Wednesday. The nation's No. 1 team, UCLA, warmed up for the L.A. tourney by soaring past the 100- point mark for the fourth straight game in 114-63 victory over Notre Dame. The three other members of the Top Ten that played last Saturday also won. Second- ranked Houston ran its unbeaten string to 10 by defeating Nevada Southern 94-85, and Vanderbilt, No. 3, and Kentucky, No. 7, won their own invitational tournaments. Vanderbilt knocked off Oregon 70-59, and Kentucky downed South Carolina 76-66. In some of the other action, Cincinnati edged Dayton 71-70, Seton Hall beat Wake Forest by the same score, unbeaten Utah won its eighth 99-87 over Denver and California ran its record to 5-0 with an 89-72 decision over Illinois. It was Utah State 87, Missouri 81; Stanford 87, Iowa 86; Army 70, Southern Methodist 66; North Texas 65, Arizona 62; Nebraska 82, Wyoming 74; Wichita 90, Michigan State 80; Drake 97, Oklahoma 85; Jacksonville 69, Dartmouth 59 and Memphis State 65, Texas Christian 61. BOWLING luiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiHiiniiiiiii SHAMROCK LANES STEELITES LEAGUE STANDINGS Hamras 42 14 Rexall Drugs 34 22 Neil's Service 3214 23% Frame's Flowers ... 30 26 Steele Apparel 29 27 Hahs Insur 2814 27% United Auto 28 M. Smoller Co 2314 3214 Ark-Mo Power Bank of Steele 19 half and rallied the Buffaloes i HIGH GAMES &. SERIES 37 42% do State got the other on a two-1 The quarterback shook off an Texas-El Paso. from a 14-7 deicit. In all, he ran lor touchdowns if two and 38 yards, carried 17 times for 108 yards and completed five of 10 passes for 49 more yards. "Anderson made the option play go," said Miami Coach Charlie Tatc. The rest of the bowl program begins Saturday with two all- star games, the East-West at San Francisco and the Blue- Gray at Montgomery, Ala., the Gator Bowl between Penn State and Florida State and the Sun Bowl between Mississippi and | Alice Rhodes 215 539 Jerry Kitchens 203 530 HIGH TEAM GAME Hamras 785 Ark-Mo Power 709 HIGH TEAM SERIES Hamras 2,074 Rexall Drugs 2,016 SPLITS Hazel Franklin 3-5-7 2-7-10i 7-2 Jerry Hitchens 7-8, 3-6-10 Alice Rhodes 4-10, Kitty Funderburk ... 3-10, 5-7 Margie Northcutt .. 6-10-7, 3-10 Edith Ballentins .... 4-5 Blytheville Moves Up 4. El Dorado (8-2) M 5. Blytheville (7-2) 47 6. Grecnbricr 112-0) 35 7. LR Horace Mann (5-4). 35 8. Magnolia Columbia (17-1) 31 9. Pine Bluff (6-3) 25 10. Texarkana (7-3) 17 Others receiving votes, listed alphabetically: Bay, Bismarck, Cotter, Fayetleville, FS Southside, Pine Bluff Townsend Park, Stuttgart and Weiner. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND, Calif. - Charles Shipes, 149%, Oakland, out- pointed Brad Silas, 150, Washington, B.C., 10. TOKYO - Benkei Fujikura, 151%, Japan, outpointed Kim Gin Han, 151, South Korea, 10. LOS ANGELES - Raul Rojas, 126, San Pedro, Calif., out- pointed Antonio Herrera, 125, Colombia, 15; Rojas won California version of vacant world featherweight title. PORTLAND, Maine-Leo DiFiore, 132%, Portland, outpoint- ed George Lopes, 133, Syracuse, N.Y.,. 8. PORTLAND, Maine — Jimmy McDermott, 169%, Holyoke, Mass., stopped Larry Carney, 175, Lowell, Mass.,. 1. COURIER NEWS m PAGE TEN 3 § S _ Tuesday, December 26, 188T g ^iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiinniiiniinMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiUHii? Now you can buy many gasolines with ]ust one credit card... BANKAMERlCAftD,. (Fill your tank, not your' wallet F Get one bill, write one check with BankAmericard FARMERS BANK And TRUST CO. BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. ^ zz IW0 tttHHUK, I*.

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