The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 5, 1966 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 5, 1966
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Hey Dad, Better Get to that TV Dial First Tonight f ' . ~ -«l«,»t th* Pfli 1 By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN CHICAGO (AP) — More than $4 million worth of pro football rookies - known as the College All-Star squad — try to prove they can prospect for more than gilt-edge contracts tonight against I he Green Bay Packer's. The game in Soldier Field, 33rd in the All-Star series spon- sored by Chicago Tribune Charities Inc., will be unique because of the dollar value involved. The 46 collegians already have signed pro pacts, some at fantastic amounts in a battle of dollars now apparently ended i witli the merger of the National I Football League and the Ameri- can Football League. "This squad is the last Of the big spenders," jokes All-Star Coach John Sauer. "But seriously, these boys came to play and if they lose it won't be from lack of effort," The classic, which has the NFL champions holding a 21-9-2 edge, will be televised by ABC starting at » p.m., CST, with a record 210-station outlet. A crowd of about 65,000 is expected to watch in perfect weather in the huge lakefront arena. The NFL champion Packers rate a 13 to 15 points favorite. Both squads are without injury, and are at an early peak physically and mentally. The last All-Star victory was in 1963 by 20-17 over the Packers. Perhaps, one of the greatest four-man shows in the series history may be anticipated. That would combine the performances by Packers backs Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung and All-Star backs Jim Grabow- ski of Illinois and Donny Anderson of Texas Tech. * * * Grabowski and Anderson, signed by Green Bay for a reported $375,000 and $575,000, respectively, are earmarked to :ake the jobs from Taylor end Hornung. The Packer veterans must BTJNTSVILLE — Batesville's Jack Mercer, who plays third base for the state semipro champions, beats out a bunt against the Osceola Indians. Mercer attends Odessa (Tex.) Junior College. Waiting for the ball (upper left) is Indian first baseman Max Briley. Batesville beat Osceola 9-5 in Osceola last night. (Courier News Photo) Batesville Beats 'Em, But . . . Indians Not 'Fenced In' By ED HAYES Sports Editor OSCEOLA—Short three of their regular Indians, Osceola bowed 9-5 In eight innings here last night to Hermitage of Batesville, the State sernipro king. The Indians were also short one fence. Howard Cissell, football coach at Osceola High, recently removed the fence that separates the two reservations because he thought the Indian baseball season was completed. Well, it was but they scheduled just one lore to help the Batesville men get ready for their debut in the national tournament at Wichita a week from tonight. * * * With two Indians on base in the fifth inning, third baseman Jimmy Green walloped what normally would've been a home run but since there was no fence, Batesville left fielder Manuel Washington was able to back up on the gridiron and haul it in for the third out. Both tejams managed only five hits in the rather slow game bu, Osceola committed four i rrors and that was the difference. Roger Sledge pitched seven good innings for Osceola and Jim McKay relieved in the last frame. McKay played right field most of the game, * * * Pat Brown from the University of Texas was the winner. Danny Williams had two of Osceola's five safeties. Hard-working catcher Bug Abbott, Max Briley and Green had the others. The Osceola management, Euss Middleton and Pete Bennett, have scheduled a steak supper for the Indians tonight at the Legion Hut. Batesvllle 100 003 32—9 5 2 OsceolB 000 010 04—5 5 4 WP—Brown. LF—Sledge. Umpires—Bill Foursom, Bob Harris and Bil] Belue. Fourth Straight Loss Record Crowd Sees Travs Fail ' LITTLE ROCK (AP)-A record 11,018 fans turned out to watch league-leading Arkansas here Thursday night, but the Travelers fell 4-2 to Albuquerque for their fourth straight loss. Arkansas held on to its four- game lead over Amarillo, however, as the Sonics fell to Austin 6-4. Dallas-Fort Worth beat El Paso 2-1 in the other Texas League baseball match. i Albuquerque, pushing its 'string of victories over Arkansas to seven, also handed hurler Wayne Granger his first loss of the year. He has seven victories. Albuquerque is the only team in the league with a season edge over the Travelers. A special bank night crowd watched Arkansas take a second-inning lead on Larry Stubing's solo homer. But the Dod- STAR TALK — A pair of all-star basketball people got together in the Leachville High gym yesterday afternoon. John Widner is one of the all-star coaches and Lynn Welker was picked to play for the East in the annual high school classic next Saturday afternoon at Barton Coliseum in Little Rock. Widner left for the site today. All-star footballers and basket- bailers were due to check in Saturday morning. (Courier News Photo) gers tied it up in the fourth on two walks and a single. In the sixth, Joe Patterson singled, stole second and scorec on singles by Mark Zeller anc Floyd Wicker. Jim Fairey's 10th homer ol the year for Albuquerque tiec it up 2-2 in the seventh inning The winning runs came in the eighth on a single, a double and an error by Zeller, the Arkansas catcher. Albu'que Arkansas * * 000 100 120-4 11 0 010 001 00—2 7 1 Williams, Boehlert (6), Lauritson (7), Gomez (8) and Erdos; Wall, Granger (7) anc Zeller. W—Lauritson, 6-5. L — Granger, 7-1. HR — Albuquerque, Fairey (1); Arkansas, Stubing (20). Thurs. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Gary Bell, In dians, gave up three hits to the league-leading Baltimore Orioles as Cleveland won 3-1. BATTING-Ron Swoboda Mels, hit a pinch-hit, three-run homer in the ninth beating San Francisco 8-6 and knocking the Giants out of first place in the National League. COURIER NEWS I FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, PAC* The View from Her* ED HAYES * * * YES, MISS, THERE IS A BRYANT. I'm not sure about Hector but there is a Bryant American Legion team.' Hector was entered in the state semipro tournament. Not only entered, but entered with a 33-0 record. But Hector failed to show up, so neither the Osceola Indians nor Northeast Arkansas fans, I presume, will ever get to know if Hector and that golden 33-0 were for real. Bryant, a few miles east of Benton (Benton is on the road from Li'l Rock to Hot Springs), comes tearing into the American Legion state tournament with a 22-3 record, best among the state eight. Is Bryant for real? About 4 o'clock Wednesday you might ask the Colonial Baker Boys from Li'l Rock. They've been paired against Bryant at 1 o'clocK next Wednesday afternoon at Light Brigade Field. * * * Blytheville's Legion boys haven't seen many lefthanders this summer but they sure can count on seeing one in their state tournament opener (Wednesday at 8 p.m.). His name is David Allen, a 16-year-old student at Northside High in Fort Smith. Allen literally pitched the Kerwins of Fort Smith into the state tournament when he stopped Burger Broil of Fayetteville with a lavish no-hitter—in Fayetteville. The two teams had split two previous district contests. Fort Smith has another lefty, 17-year-old Bobby Jones. However, skipper Lawrence Smith will probably start rookie righty Gary Fletcher, 16, if Allen for some reason is not ready. Fort Smith surely must have the wealthiest pitching entry. In addition to the three already noted, there is (and not overlooked by any means) Larry Ramsey who attends the University of Missouri on a baseball scholarship. You get the idea Fort Smith deserves to be in the state, don't you? The season record is 32-11. Fort Smith's best hitter—according to the slide rule—is second baseman David Hall at .375. Center fielder Johnny Mason, has .305 and left fielder Stan Hollomon .300. * * ' * DAN DESMOND, PUBLICITY CHIEF OF THE CHICAGO Bears, called yesterday morning to churn some phrases for football fans up here. The Bears are booked into Memphis Memorial Saturday night opposite the Philadelphia Eagles. The Bears were due ffom their camp at Rensselaer, Ind., on a chartered flight in Memphis at 5:05 this evening. First planned stop was at the football stadium. "The same discipline holds for the team just like any road game during the season," Desmond declared. There is an 8:30 meeting tonight for the players and a 10:30 curfew . . . another meeting at 10:30 Saturday morning . . . siesta from 2 until 4 ... and then it's head for the stadium and the battle at 5:45 on two buses. Midtown Holiday Inn is headquarters for the Bears. The Eagles are at the Chisca Plaza. * * * Personnel? There are more than a few from the south and mid-south on the Bears for regional interest but it's regrettable Arkansas State's Dan Summers isn't still a member. Dan dropped out at the rookie camp. "He was supposed to report at Rensselaer but never showed up," Desmond stated. The publicity pumper said he talked to ex-Cardinal Ken Panfil just the other day. Now living near Chicago, Panfil was a banquet guest speaker in Blytheville a few years ago. "My understanding is that he's going to do some scouting for the club," Desmond said. * * * O.K., now here comes the sad part. Tickets for the Saturday night game cost $6 ... at the Stadium box office or at Goldsmith's in Memphis. Someone called me the other day but as I told him, there is no closer ticket office—unless there are a few scalpers around. There's not much of a demand for scalpers, though, since there should be about 15,000 vacant seats by kickoff time. The only pro tickets available nearby are for the Denver- Miami game in Memphis, Aug. 24. Louis George in Osceola is handling these. * * * Saturday night kickoff is at 8 o'clock. "It's billed an exhibition," Desmond said, "but exhibition is just a word. You know that." I agree. Just like the other day the Bears were involved with the College All-Stars in a controlled scrimmage. Any player who thought it wasn't going to be as tough as a real game deserved a kick in the head—and probably got it while he was standing around exhibiting himself. MORE than 50 per cent of the voters in Arkansas want o change in tht Attorney General's office! Let's GO! with JOE! and finish the job on August 9th! .Elict:. JOE PURCELL ATTORNEY GENERAL AND HAVE DIGNITY-INTEGRITY-RESPONSIBIIITY By ED SCHUYLER JR. Associated Press Sports Writer A prestige test for art estab- ished team and the game baptism of a fledgling one are the highlights as the professional football exhibition season gets under way in earnest this week- ind. Placing their pride on the line will be the Green Bay Packers, champions of the National Foot- jail League, who play the Col- ege All-Stars tonight in the 33rd annual charity game at Soldier Field in Chicago. Making toeir debut will be the new Miami Dolphins of the American Football League, who )lay the Chargers in San Diego Saturday night. . In other Saturday games involving NFL teams, the New York Giants meet Pittsburgh at Ithaca, N.Y., in the afternoon, while Atlanta is at St. Louis, Jleveland is at Los Angeles, Kathy Likes Shorter Links demonstrate they »r« not ready for replacement. • Undoubtedly, with all the money on the hoof, this game will keep fingers crossed as never before by NFL and AFL officialdom. Injury could shelve $500,000 investment for the season. Among other well-heeled rookies going against the Pa* ers are linebacker Tommy Nobis of Texas, $550,000 s.gnee of the Atlanta Falcons; linebacker Frank Emanuel of Tennessee, $350,000, Miami, Dolphins, and halfback Mike Garrett, Southern California Heisman Trophy winner, $325,000, Kansas City Chiefs. BIG WEEKEND OF FOOTBALL Pro Dolphins Get In the Swim Chicago clashes with Philadelphia at Memphis, Tenn ., and Minnesota takes on Detroit at New Orleans, La., in night games. Another AFL game Saturday night will have Kansas City at Denver. * * * Sunday, Dallas plays at San Francisco in an NFL exhibition and Buffalo is at Boston in an AFL preview. The Packers are two-touchdown favorites to give the pros their 22nd victory over the All- Stars, who have won nine and tied two. Dick Wood, a four-year AFL veteran who was drafted from Oakland, wil Istart at quarterback for the Dolphins against San Diego, the defending Western Division champion. Women Skiers Take Over PORTILLO, Chile (AP) The finest women skiers in the world matched skills today in the slalom as the World Alpine Championships opened. Competing for the United States were Jean Saubert. 1964 Olympic silver medalist from McCall, Idaho; Penny McCoy of Bishop, Calif., and the Allen sis- SUTTON, Mass. (AP) - A shortened course received favorable comment from pre-tourney favorite Kathy Whitworth after her tune-up for the $15,000 ^y Carling Open Golf Tournament at Pleasant Valley Country Club. A field of 46 teed off today in ;he first round of the 54-hole ;ourhey being played at Pleas- and Valley for the fourth time. This year the course has been shortened 200 yards to 6,280 lards. * * * | "I think the course will be| nore fair for more girls," said Miss Whitworth after she finished a round but failed to turn n an official card. Miss Whitworth, the leading money winner on the ladies PGA tour with earnings of more than $20,000, ajso predicted some low scoring. "I think four or five below par wil Iwin the tourney," she said. Par for the 54-hole event will be 222. ters, Cathy and Wendy, of San Pedro, Calif. The U.S. men's team for these championships—first ever held in the Southern Hemisphere-^ suffered a setback Thursday when Billy Kidd of Stowe, Vt., brokfj his right leg in two places. * * . * Kidd, 23-year-old University of Colorado sophomore who also won a silver medal at the 1964 Olympics in Innsbruck, Austria, crashed while practicing for the downhill race. He said that he allowed the lip of a steep dive to throw him in» te air and out of control. He also said he would race again. Ben Hogan Clubs (Custom Fitted) Hogan Bags by Burton Foot/oy Golf Shoes (Special Order) Men's Golf Shirts (Catalina) Ladies Golf Blouses (Catalina) THE PRO SHOP Blytheville Country Club Bob Boyd, Pro. Pro Shop Merchandise Only Don't laugh. A Volkswagen police car moy seem like a funny idea to you, but it mokes a lot of sense to the city of Scottiboro, Alabama. . They wonted a car that could take Police Officer H. I. Wilkerson on parking meter patrol; all day, A days a week, in stop-and-go traffic. Without breaking down. And without breaking the tax-, payers. So, in 1944, they bought Car S-5: o VW with a dome light, siren, and 2-woy radio. That was the year of Scottsboro's only 12" snowfall. The other police cars were ,ln trouble up to their hubcaps. But Car S-5 was o credit to the Force. It went up* hill. And downhill. And Officer Wilkerson never even put the chains on. Officer Wilkerson isn't supposed to go after speeders, for obvious reasons. But once (in 19651 he chased .one. And caught him. It's hard to soy which man was more surprised. Car S-5 still averages 29 miles psr gallon. It still doesn't need oil between changes. And it's never had a breakdown. After o year and a half of continuant use, it hod its clutch replaced, and ill valves adjusted. That is oil. CENTRAL MOTOR SALES 1300 S. Division Blytheville, Ark. (European Dellverlti Available) PO 3-1812 ,„,„„.„„ •UVM

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