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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 9, 1966
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'I-EAGUF NATIONAL -EAGUE ...Louisi , Cincinnati Atlanta flew York Houston , jjbicago .. > Monday's Results i Cincinnati 10-5, San Francisdo 6-7 ,'Atlanta 10, Los Angeles 9 • Only games scheduled 1 Today's Games I New York at Pittsburgh, N 1 Houston at Chicago , Los Angeles at Atlanta, N ' San Francisco at Cincinnati, V Philadelphia at St. Louis, N ! Wednesday's Games -'New York at Pittsburgh, N 't Houston at Chicago -Los Angeles at Atlanta, N No Help for Podret Ex-Dodger Luckless By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer The only thing blocking Johnny Podres'. American League comeback appears to be his National League teammate's helping hand. Podres, wiio joined the Detroit Tigers last spring after 13 National League seasons with Brooklyn and Los Angeles, was deprived of a victory for the second time in a week Monday night when reliever Larry Sherry, his ex-Dodger teammate, failed to protect a late-inning lead. The Tigers finally beat Washington 5-3 on Willie Horton's two-run single in the 12th inning, but by that time Podres was just another name in the box score. * * * The veteran left-hander, making his fourth start after 23 consecutive relief appearances, .; .JJU0 *«*o—- ' . 3WUI/IVG 1 tllCl appc "'San Francisco at Cincinnati, [ checked the Senators on six hits for eight innings before Philadelphia at St. Louis, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 71 39 .645 60 50 .545 11 59 52 Baltimore Detroit ... Cleveland California Minnesota Chicago .. New York . Kansas City Washington Boston second inning and Kaiine, who had four hits, singled a run across in the eighth. Nash, * the * *,' Athletics' 21-year- old sensation, scattered seven hits and boosted his season mark to 6-0 since coming u p from Mobile of the Southern League last month. He struck cut six and blanked the Twins until the sixth, when Tony Oliva tripled and Russ Nixon singled him home. Ed Charles drove in two Kansas City runs with a triple and single as the A's handed 15- game winner Jim Kaat his ninth defeat. Scott's 21st homer broke a 1-1 tie in the seventh, enabling Jose Santiago to gain his llth victory in a duel with loser Gary Bell. Scott connected after the game was delayed 21 minutes by heavy fog. BfrthevUto (Ark.) Courier News - Tutntey. Auguit t, MM -?w Mint Giants Split; Mays Hits No. 531 Menke a Menace to By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Hank Aaron leads the National League in homers with 31 and in runs batted in with 85. Joe Torre is not far behind with 27 and 73. Felipe Alou has the most hits in the majors, 160, and the second best average, .330. Ric« iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiin 1 Monday *'s niiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiniiiiiiiinniiiiBiiininiiiiniiii PITCHING - Jim Nash, Kansas City, scattered seven hits, extending his unbeaten rookie streak to six victories in the Atlantics' 6-1 triumph aver Minnesota. BATTING — Willie McCovey. San Francisco, hits, including collected five two homers, scored four runs, drove in three and stole a base as the Giants split a doubleheader with Cincinnati. *- .532 1214 57 53 .518 14 57 55 .509 15 55 55 .500 IS 50 61 .450 21% 50 61 .450 21% 51 65 .440 23 48 67 .417 25% Monday's Results Boston 3, Cleveland 1 - Detroit 5, Washington 3, 12 hv> ntags Kansas City 8, Minnesota 1 -Only games scheduled •' Today's Games -Minnesota at California, N Chicago at Kansas City, N Detroit at Washington, N ' Baltimore at New York, N 'Cleveland at Boston, N '' Wednesday's Games Minnesota at California, N 'Chicago at Kansas City, N Detroit at Washington, N Baltimore at New York Cleveland at Boston MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. ARKANSAS . 65 47 .580 Amarillo ... Albuquerque Austin Dallas-FW .. E! Paso .... 50 54 60 62 65 .550 .526 .474 .441 .430 3% 6 12 15% IV Monday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth at Arkansas, rain El Paso 5, Austin 4 Albuquerque 7, Amarillo 2 Today's Games Amarillo at Albuquerque Austin at El Paso Dallas-Fort Worth at Arkansas 2 leaving for a pinch hitter with Detroit ahead 3-0. Sherry, however, couldn't hold the lead in the ninth. He gave up a single to Fred Valeh- I tine and a two-run homer to Frank Howard, another former Dodger. Then he was clipped for a two-out single by Paul Casanova before being replaced by Hank Aguirre. Aguirre walked Jim King, and Ed Brinkman tied the score with a single off Dave Wickersham, the eventual winner. Last Wednesday night, the Tigers led Chicago 3-1 after seven innings when Podres, who had allowed five hits, was forced to leave the game with a stiff shoulder. Sherry came in at the start of the eighth and served up a two-run homer to John Romano.The White Sox scored three more runs in the inning and won 6-3. * * * In Monday's other AL activity, the Kansas City Athletics trimmed Minnesota 6-1 behind unbeaten rookie Jim Nasil and the Boston Red Sox downed Cleveland 3-1 on a two-run homer by rookie George Scott. Horton's two-out single off Bob Humphreys in the 12th broke the deadlock at Washington after the Tigers loaded.the bases on Jim Northrup's single, an error by Brinkman and an ntentional walk to Al Kaiine. Run-scoring doubles by Hor,on and Orlando McFarlane 'THIS BOY ISN'T PHYSICALLY NORMAL' Griffith Fit to the Letter *ave the Tigers a 2-0 lead int he PACIFIC COAST Tulsa 7, San Diego 3 Spokane 16, Oklahoma City 2 INTERNATIONAL Columbus 4, Toronto 3 Jacksonville 6-0, Rochester 2-0 Syracuse 6, Richmond 5, 15 innings Buffalo 6, Toledo 0 Rain Doesn't Hurt Travs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Willie Crawford of Albuquer que stroked a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning Monday night and the hit droppsd Amarillo another one-half game behind Texas League-leading Ar< kansas. Rain kept Arkansas from play' ing its game with Dallas-Fort Worth. The two clubs scheduled a doubleheader for tonight. Crawford's single started Albuquerque on a five-run rally and a 7-2 victory over Amarillo. tBOWLING By DAVE BURG1N NEW YORK— (NEA)Emile Griffith takes off his robe and bares a physique that makes ringsiders carrying paunch and flab squirm for an unconscious moment. From a 27-inch waist, Griffith's body angles sharply to a 43-inch chest, then out to wide, square shoulders. His muscles roll gently, unlike the ripple and bulge of a Mr. America. When Griffith stands heels together and arms outstretched, people describe him in letters, T, V and Y. "There is the most incredible human body I have ever Seen," said Dr. Edwin Campbell, after he watched Griffith in his victory over Joey Archer. "Fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. "Barring injury, there is no reason why he can't make money fighting for another 15 years. He could be champion for another 10." * * * Griffith is 28. He holds the world welterweight and mid-' dleweight titles. Normally, he would be considered at the top of his career, fighting right now in his physical prime. "This boy isn't physically normal," said Dr. Campbell, a general-traumatic surgeon and New York State Athletic Commission staff doctor. "He's ,one of those rare natural athletes who happens along periodicaliy. His prime will last five years beyond the average fighter's. "When he walks there is a rhythm and grace you might not see again in an- Hearing for 'Convert' Clay LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Apey Hayden Covington, who hearing Aug. 23 could provide' handled hundreds of Jehovah's heavyweight champion Cassius Clay is exempt from the armed services draft because of his religious beliefs. Clay, a convert to the Black Muslim religion, claims exemption as a conscientious objector. Under his present 1-A classification, he is eligible for the draft. Clay will be represented at the hearing by New York attor- j f j Witnesses cases during World War II when that religion claimed deferment for its mem- LA Classic to Go LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Jimmie Kittany had a handy j Los Angeles Basketball Classic, 541 in Industrial Summer League last night at Shamrock, Bill Kerner moved 532; ussell Gowning 201-523; Bobby Nowlin 500; and Larry Katz 201. League- leading Katz Jewelers shook 647; and last-place Johnson's Esso 1786. « * * Joe Bartlett trapped 537 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League at Strat-0-Lanes. Gary Fenton flipped 221; and Stella Counts held the past six years, will be discontinued after 1967, a spokesman said Monday. bers. This is tne second hearing for Clay, who successfully defended i his heavyweight crown last Saturday night against Brian London! The champion met with his local board last March 17, claiming deferment. Clay failed the army mental examination twice, and was classified 1-Y. However, last Feb. 17, his local draft board reclassified the champion 1-A after the Army lowered the standard of physical and mental requirements for the draft. 197-490. Die Larson in Monday 9 scooped O'clock 202-554 Mixed 8:30 MIXED DOUBLES McFall's Flower Shop .. 32 Wirisomes 32 Alley Ooops 28 Vampires 27 — laners 25 24 Born Losers 24 Both Bnderi 23 plnheads 15 Nurses' Helpers Patterson Insurance 0-B's He his his 14th home run of the ^ coca-cola ^^ season in the first inning for the Jo nson s Dodgers' initial tally. * * * In the other league game, El Paso halted a two-run, ninth*inning rally by Austin and beat the Braves 5-4. Austin got two home run? from pinch hitters. J C Hartman started Amarillo to a 1- lead in the first inning with a home run In Albuquerque's half of the same inning, lead-off man Crawford hit the first pitch for a homer Wild pitches figured in fifth- inning runs scored by the two teams Amarillo's Elijah Johnson struck out but reached first base on a wild, third-strike pitch by winning hurler Alan Foster and then-scored Albuquerque's Jim Fairey walked and later came home on a wild pitch El Paso scored two unearned rgns off losing pitcher Charles Vaughn in the third inning and got single tallies in the si^th. seventh and eighth frames Doubles League at Strat-0. Pete Halven had 211; Jim Corser 201; Barbara Larson 193-521; and Ed Valentine picked the 4-7-940. Fourth-place Minit Mart had a smart 870; and fifth-plaae Sorry-Bout-That 2439. INDUSTRIAL SUMMER Polnti Katz Jewelers 236 Randall Company zji Shamrock Mne*S No. 2 ...... 203 MONDAY'S « O'CLOCK DOUBLES WOSCO 39 Boone Cleaners No. 2 .. 39 Minit Mart 32 Sorry-Bout-That 30 Etmamuoka i: .......... 28 Boone Cleaners No. 1 Mustangs State Farm Slowpokes Two Raiders End Holdout SANTA ROSA, Calif (AP) Offensive end Art Powell and halfback Clem Daniel* have ended their long holdout and ar* working out again with theif Oakland Raider teammates. Will rails continue on the track to greater profitability? Last year, Class I railroads had a net income of $815 million, the highest sines 1956. The outlook is for even higher earnings in 1966, for the fifth year in a row. In text and tables our current Monthly Letter tells investors what is happening in this revitalized industry and why fundamental changes are good signals for the future profitability and growth of the industry. Most railroad stocks are now selling at 9 to 10 times estimated 1966 earnings. We consider these ratios modest in the current market, especially in view of the rails' earnings progress and favorable prospects. The Letter recommends four railroad stocks, including one currently yielding 5.8%. For your free copy of our Monthly Letter, just mail us this advertisement. Njme Address Tel... (PlM« Prim) . ME-12 GOODBODY & CO. ISTAIIUHID ll»1 Mtmbiri of Lading Stock ond Commo^lx l«lienfl« 70 SOUTH FRONT STWEET, MIMPMI* MS-1M1 OUR 7»TH YM* Of SIRVICe TO INVItTOM JUBM O. BtMd • Account txecullw other athlete in a lifetime. There may be a few who are as fast, but certainly none who have his endurance and reflexes or who are as strong as he is, pound for pound." Dr. Campbelltold of his postfight examination of Griffith after he had deci- sioned Archer in their middleweight title bout. * * * "As usual, I had to calm him down. He was jumping around the dressing room. The examination showed nothing more than a nice workout He could have fought for another hour. "The amazing thing is that Griffith probably worked twice as hard as Archer and came out of it fresher. "Once I examined Emile •right after he had done five rounds of sparring, five rounds on the bag and five of calisthenics. His pulse- rate was 80 and his blood pressure was 110 over 70, which is roughly normal for the average man who gets out of bed and walks around the block. "Medically, it's hard to explain an athlete like Griffith; He is about where science and the intangibles meet. You just shrug and say he's in superb condition and let it go at that. * * * "Actually, he gets stronger as he goes, relative to a 15-round fight. He's getting the so-called second wind four or five rounds after his opponents. "He's really a'little man with a big man's body. He has the bone structure of a welterweight and the musculature of a light heavyweight, plus a body chemistry that gives him tremendous reserve." All this isn't to say Griffith won't lose again. He makes mistakes in the ring, after all, and • despite any physical superiority there always will be fighters who win with craftiness.•* * * Griffith has had to win the welterweight championship three time;; His trainer, Gil Clancy, says Griffith's seven defeats and one draw in 59 fights were 90 per cent due to carelessness or inexperience. "On natural ability alone," said Dr. Campbell, "Griffith has to be rated one of the great fighters." Carty is not far behind at .327. , Denis Menke is very, far behind all of them. He has a .241 average, nine homers and 37 runs batted in. .But as far as the .Los Angeles Dodgers and • San Francisco Hants are concerned, Menke is 'ar ahead of his Atlanta Brave teammates on their hate lists. Menke didn't have a hit Monday night until the ninth innng when he singled home the fourth run of the inning and gave the 3raves a 10-9 victory over the Dodgers that dropped them :rom first place to third In. the hectic NL pennant race. •» » * The Giants split a doubleheader with Cincinnati, winning 7-5 after losng 10-6, and moved into second place, three percentage points behind the Pittsburgh Pirates, who were idle. The Dodgers are one-half game out. Menke's game-winning hit was his third in the Braves' last seven victories. Two weekends ago the 26-year-old shortstop beat the Giants twice in less lhan 24 hours with run-scoring singles. The Giants battled back for a 6-6 tie in the top of the ninth inning July 29, but Menke singled across the winning run in the bottom of the inning. The next afternoon the teams fought into the llth inning tied 5-5 before Menke ended it with a bases-loaded single. * * * His winning single that tumbled the Dodgers to third was the sixth single in the ninth. Ty Cline started the hit parade, and Mack Jones, Felipe Alou, Joe Torre and Rico Carty followed before Menke finished it. That certainly didn't make Menke a hit with the Dodgers, who had erupted for three runs and a 9-6 lead in the top of the ninth. John Roseboro doubled in the first two runs and scored the third on Torre's error. Before that, Los Angeles had rallied from a 5-0 deficit behind the hitting of Ron Fairly, who added three hits to a four-hit performance the day before. Fairly collected two homers and a double, driving in three runs and scoring three. His two-run homer in the eighth tied the contest 6-6, The Giants and Reds exploded for 48 hits in their doubleheader, eight of them home runs. Willie Mays hit the 531st of his career in the pener, but the Reds overcame that and other Giant homers by .Willie McCajj ey, Len Gabrielson and Ji tart with five runs in the. fifi he last three on a homer jeo Cardenas. , ; McCovey snapped a 5-5 tie in ,he seventh inning of the nightcap with his 23rd homer. Hp added his fourth hit of ttfe game, a single, in the ninth arid scored the Giants' last run. ' The Reds had tied it 5-5 in the fourth as reliever Jack Baldschun, who later gave up McCovey's homer, singled in one run and scored another on Pete Rose's single. In the.American League Detroit trimmed Washington 5-3 in 12 innings, Kansas City whpped Mnnesota 6-1 and Boston beat Cleveland 3-1. * YMCA SLO.V-P1TCH Courier News .... 6 2 .750 Randall 5 4 .556 Pepsi-Cola 4 5 .444 OTASCO 3 5 .375 Wednesday's Games OTASCO vs. Courier News Pepsi-Cola vs. Courier News There's a doubleheader Wednesday night, Pepsi vs. Courier at 7:30; and OTASCO vs. Courier at 8:30. Coftonwood Raceway Int. 55 & Hiway 140 OSCEOLA, ARK. Racing this Friday & Each Friday Night Time Trials — 6:30 p.m. Races — 8:15 p.m. All New Track Steel Bleachers Class "C" Stockers and Class "A" Super Modified from a 5-State Area. THE FASTEST QUARTER-MILE GUMBO TRACK IN THE SOUTH Why should our son have a newspaper route? The living is good. Plenty of money, nice home, nice furnishings, another salary raise in sight; we've never had it so good. Why should our son manage a newspaper route? Most any educator or businessman will tell you why in three simple words: it builds character. Oftentimes the youngster who grows up in comfortable circumstances and who gete his weekly "handout" from dad never realizes the value of money or the efforts required to make it and manage it, until he's on his own. By then attitudes and habits are difficult to reverse. But the newspaperboy quickly learns valuable lessons that stick. While making money on a newspaper route is important, the experience of getting- the-job-done-no-matter-what is more important. When through route management, responsibility and self-confidence are acquired at this early age, a newspaperboy has an advantage over other youngsters that no amount of money can buy. If you're still wondering whether your ton would benefit from newspaper route management, ask a community businessman or civic leader, or bettor atill, phone our Circulation Department. Blytheville Courier News

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