The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 16, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 16, 1966
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MAJOK' I.LAC5UE. NATIONAL LEAGUE W.L.PCI.G.B. 69 47 .595 69 SO .580 V . ,« 50 569 3 61 56 .521 8% .504 10% .479 Pittsburgh San Frin. Los Angeles St. Louis . Cincinnati Atlanta .. fjew York Houston . Chicago .436 .436 59 58 56 61 51 66 51 66 39 77 .336 30 Monday's Results Philadelphia 11, Chicago 5 Atlanta, 4, Houston 2 Los Angeles 4, Cincinnati 3 Only games scheduled Today's Games Pittsburgh at New York. N Chicago at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Houston, N Cincinnati at Los Angeles, N St Louis at San Francisco, N Wednesday's Games Pittsburgh at New York, N Chicago at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Houston, N Cincinnati at. Los .Angeles. N St. Louis at San Francisco AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Baltimore .. 77 41 .653 Detroit .... 63 54 .538 13 Cleveland ... 63 56 .529 14 Cuicago .... 61 57 .517 16 Minnesota .. 61 58 .513 16 California ... 60 58 .508 17 New York ... 53 66 .445 24% Kansas City .52 66. .441 25 Boston .. . 53 '0 .431 26% Washington . 53 70 .431 26% Monday's Results .Cleveland 4, Washington 3 Baltimore, 4, Boston 2. 11 innings ..Detroit 6, New York 5 Chicago 4, Kansas City 3, 10 innings Minnesota 5, California 3 Today's Games California at Minnesota, N Kansas City at Chicago, N New York at Detroit, N Washington at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Boston, N Wednesday's Games California at Minnesota, N Kansas City at Chicago, 2, twi- fllght New York at Detroit, N Washington at Cleveland, N Baltimore at Boston MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. ARKANSAS 70 50 .583 Amarillo ... 66 53 .555 3% Albuquerque 64 57 .529 6% Austin .... 58 61 .487 11% Dallas-FW ..51 68 .429 18% El Paso .'.... 50 70 .417 20% Monday's Results Albuquerque 2, Dallas-Fort Worth 1 ARKANSAS 6, Amarillo 5 El Paso at Austin, rain Today's Games Albuquerque at Dallas-Fort Worth El Paso at Austin (2) ARKANSAS at Amarillo INTERNATIONAL Toronto 2, Syracuse 1, 11 innings Rochester 1-0, Buffalo 0-1 Toledo 6, Columbus 4 Jacksonville 2, Richmond 11 PACIFIC COAST Oklahoma City 7, Phoenix 5 Denver 9, Tulsa 7 Seattle 2, Portland 1 Boog Powell Pops Three By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three wings by Boog Powell were just enough for the Baltimore Orioles. One swing by Andy Kosco was too much for the California Angels. Powell snapped an lUh-inning deadlock with a two-run homer, his third blast of the game and 30th of 'the' season, giving the Orioles a 4-2 victory over Boston Monday night. Kosco, given a reprieve after apparently striking out, broke a seventh-inning tie with a run- scoring single, sparking Minnesota to a 5-3 victory over the angry Angels. Powell's three big swings preserved the Orioles' 13% game lead in the American League. Kosco's extra swing sent California Manager Bill Rigney into a rage. With two out in the Twins seventh and the lead ran on second base, Umpire Jim Odom called Kosco out after he swung at a two-strike pitch. But Al Salerno, the umpire at first base, ruled that the ball had tipped Kosco's bat. Kosco then singled to center, sending the Twins ahead 3-2. A moment later, with Minnesota pitcher Jim Kaat at bat, Rigney tossed a towel and warmup jacket out of the California dugout, then rushed out himself to do battle with Odom. The umpire tossed Rigney out of the game, and Kaat lashed a two-run triple, putting the Twins out of reach and insuring his 17th victory - tops in the league. Blytbwilto (Ark.) Courier New - Tuesday, Aufuit ». Mt - Pigt Nine ; GRID TIME - Terry Richardson (left) and Pat Long were among the 1966 hopefuls who turned out for football practice yesterday at BIythevllle High. (Courier News Photo) MANAGERS, WHERE ARE YOU? 43 Chicks Report By ED HAYES Sports Editor Football coaches ' don't like cool weather. Not at the start .of the workout season. They like the kind of weather where a' boy has to sweat and work a little. In that case Bob Williams should have been a satisfied football coach yesterday afternoon as the 1966 hopefuls slushed through -a hot, sultry practice. But you won't fine, many happy football coache u on the opening flay of work- flJS-.B; SALESMAN - Ron Wilson, Blytheville High basketball player, was around the gym yesterday selling Chickasawba decals for 50 cents. Ron and Morgan Rainwater are behind the project. (Courier News Photo) outs, either. At least they won't admit it. * * * Truthfully, there was nothing for the Chickasaw coach to be happy or unhappy about as 43 young- . sters trudged of! the slab about 5:30 p.m. yesterday, because there was hardly anything to judge. Except enthusiasm and there was plenty of that. Football practice—minus pads—opened officially yesterday. Aug. 20 is the date for all-out practice. If the coach still detects the same enthusiasm by then, maybe then he'll have something. First game of the season is Sept. ' a Helena. First home game is Sept. 9 against ^ape Girardeau Central. * * * BUI McFarland has issued a special call foi young football players who are intereste. in playing B team football this year. "We're going tc play our own ball this year," the veteran coach said. The B team has a fine, nine-game schedule. * * * So, all is ready for a new season Except there are no football managers in camp. What happened? Any volunteers? Ed Mathews Hits Purple Seats at Astrodome By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer Ed Mattnews struck purple, Deron Johnson saw red and Bill White battered Chicago black and blue. Those developments occurred Monday night as Mathews powered Atlanta past Houston 4-2, Los Angeles edged Cincinnati 43 with Johnson's help and Philadelphia whipped Chicago 11-5 behind White's big bat. Matthews, whose home run won the Braves' first game un^ der Billy Hitchcock last Tuesday, did it again against the Astros by hitting a two-run lomer in the seventh inning. The homer was a towering jhot, landing in the purple seats at the Astrodome. The sea's, located on the fourth level, seldom have been reached in the stadium's two-year history. * * * Johnson, on the other hand, didn't do much hitting at all, and that had him seeing red. The Reds' slugger, who has 57 runs batted in this season com- jared with his major league- .eading total of 130 last year, c^me to bat in the seventh inning with two runs, in two tying runs on base and two out. Bob Miller - replaced starter Jlaude Osteen and got Johnson to fly out. A similar situation cropped up in the ninth. The Reds scored one run .cutting the Dodger lead to 4-3, and had two men on and again with two out. This time Phil Regan replaced Miller, and Johnson struck out. * * * White didn't hit any mammoth homers, but he didn't kill any rallies either. Instead, he lashed three singles and drove in five runs. He singled home two in the first inning, two in the second and one in the eighth. The output raised his runs batted in total '.3 79, six more than he had all of last season. There was no output from Pittsburgh and San Francisco Spencer Connects TOKYO (AP) — Former major leaguer Daryl Spencer hit his 14th homer of the season for the only run of the game as the Hankyu Braves shut out the Nankai Hawks 1-0 in a Japanese league baseball game Monday night. Remember Pay Your Paper Boy PLEASE NOTICE To get to the B.F. G >odrieh Store during Construction work on Broadway Street: Drive around street barricade at Post Office on North Broadway. We are open for business . . . Please excuse the inconvenience. B. F. GOODRICH STORE the top two teams in the league Monday night. They had a day of rest, so the Pirates maintained their 144-game lead over the iants. The Dodgers are three games back. Mathews' home run, following the first of two singles by pitcher Tony Cloninger, boosted the Braves into a 3-2 lead. Mathews singled home their first run in the first inning. Cloninger allowed just five hits, none between the third and the eighth innings. * * * The Dodgers scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning. Jim Gilliam singled and Lou Johnson homered for the first two, and Wes Parker and John Roseboro singled in the others. White's lusty performance helped Chris Short to his 14th victory although the southpaw needed relief help from Terry Fox in the eighth after doubles by Adolfo Phillips and Billy Williams cut the Phillies' lead to 85. Byron Browne and Ron Santo homered for Chicago. I n9 rrOffl ED HAYES * * * Rain, Rain, Rain • . IN A COMMUNITY AS CLOSE TO THE GOOD EARTH as this, there is frequently too much rain or not enough. It's seldom an in-between treat. There has been a pleasant outpouring for most people of the sod recently but if this daily rain continues, that million- dollar rain will be come a million-dollar bust. There hss already been too much rain for Dud Cason Post 24. The Legionnaires like a rain as well as the next feller but they've been trying to run off a state baseball tournament, if you haven't heard. * * * The first serious rain hit their production Friday. So they hustled the early shows over to Osceola, then Monette. The Monette people, through Gene Taylor, have been very gracious. Osceolans were gracious, too, but soon their spread was as water-soaked as ours. It's a treat to play on the high school diamond at Monette. They recently spent $15,000 on it, have 100 lights and a six- foot cyclone fence around the entire layout. But it's not Blytheville. You can't get too many Blytheville citizens steamed up about driving over there to see a couple foreigners locked up in a losers' bracket scuffle- under a sky bursting with black, growling clouds. Friday a Washout Friday was a washout. Forget it. But Saturday around midmorning there was a stop In the rain. The Legionnaires rushed to Light Brigade Field and viewed with dismay the puddles and slush. "We'll never be able to do it," one groaned. He must've been a rookie. -"Let's get at it," someone else ordered. Thus, while they made plans to play two more games at Monette, they started the big mopup, hopeful Blytheville and Li'l Rock would be able to play here Saturday night. * * * Doubts sprouted all over the place like mushrooms as they started the big bailout. They dipped out water by empty paint buckets, garbage cans and soup spoons, and a guy PROJECT BUMBERSHOOT IN ACTION named Ed Bunch by actual count dipped out 15 gallons of water with a paper cup. They mopped up more water with mops, sponges and rags. Then they started playing with fire, burning off the moisture. They used 309 gallons of gasoline, 100 gallons of kerosene and four flame throwers with 232 gallons of propane gas. They worked with hoes, shovels, tractors, trucks and drags and spread sand in the soupier locations- Volunteers All Believe it or not, the Legionnaires did what the rookie knew they couldn't do and what they themselves had secret doubts about. No one called for the Legionnaires to help. They just showed up. There were about 30 at a time in action. Finally, by 8 o'clock, right on schedule, the game went en. The Legionnaires at about 11 o'clock Saturday night were whipped but they didn't mind at all. You see, their beloved young baseball team by then had whipped Li'l Rock, 20-0. * * * Sunday morning it rained. Hard, hard, hard. Later that Afternoon they started the whole drying-out process all over again. No one cried. 330 N. Broadway Ph. PO 3-8116 We Have Moved to our new and permanent office at 420 Park Street One block west of Post Office We are now ready to serve you in all your Insurance & real estate need's YOUR BUSINESS APPRECIATED Raymond Zachry Competition for toyt, Aug. 26 Races at Swim Pool Here Competitive swimming is on the docket at Coalter's Clearpool in Walker Park, Aug. 26. The boys-only meet, in the 11-13 and 14-16 age groups, Jeers Hit Jose But He Keeps His Crown LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) The cheers went to. Eddie Colon, a tough old battler from Seattle, and the jeers fell to the ight heavyweight champion Jose Torres. But it was Torres who headed home to Brooklyn today with his world title intact, after winning a unanimous 15-round decision over 40-year-old Cotton in he .as Vegas Convention Center Monday night. Ancient Eddie was the sentimental favorite, but a 7-2 underdog, and most of the crowd — it was announced as 4,300 but ap- jeared to be more like 3,300 — .bought he had won the championship. In the dressing room later, Cotton was the picture of dejec- ;ion and frustration, the latter a characteristic that has been his ife of almost 20 years in the fight game. "I won the fight," said Cotton. 'I know I won the fight. There's no doubt in my mind about it. Certainly I'd like to fight him again if he will give me the chance." Ring officials disagreed with Cotton over the outcome. Referee Nate Morgan had it 70-67, and judges Ron Amos and Mike Petrovich had it 69^67 and 68-67, respectively. The Associated Press scored it a draw, 69-69. Torres, at 30 no youngster limself, was less than happy about his performance in a fight which was serious in spots but n which neither inflicted any terrible damage. "After the second or third round I told my trainer, Johnny Manzanet, 'Don't worry. I'll take this fellow out.'" Torres said. "But I don't know. I was tight. I went back in and couldn't throw punches. Maybe I wasn't concentrating." National exposure in the televised fight apparently harmed neither boxer. Matchmaker Harry Markson, of New York, was on hand to offer Torres a fight in Madison Square Garden Dec. 16 with former middleweight champion Dick Tiger for Jose's, title. Torres' advisor, Gains Young, said he was interested but would decide later. is primarily for member*'* of the YMCA and Boy ScouU-j; of America in the BlytbV" ville and adjacent area. :.;, "Youths who don't belong- to either, can enter as indfrv! pendents and we'd be glad to have them," stated Dr.'^ Jack Webb, sponsor. * * * Events are 40-yard sprint, 20-yard backstroke, 40-yard breaststroke, medley and four-man relay. There Is. no diving. Jesse Coalter at the pool has additional information. Medals for the winners are to be donated by Dr.: Webb. Fuller Brush Dealer Phone PO 3-1766 2008 W. Chickasawba St. in tires today! Size 7.50 x 1A $095 * each 2 for $19.50 BURNETT'S ROYAL TIRI SERVICE S. Hwy. 61 — PO 3-8662 ENROLL NOW FOR FALL CLASSES Blytheville Business College Farmer's Bank Bldg. 400 E. Main PO 3-7496 Approved by State Dept. of Education Approved for Veteran's Training Day Classes Begin Sept. 12 '..'. Mon. - Fri. 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. COURSES OFFERED General Clerical — Junior Accounting Secretarial — Stenographic Free Bulletins Sent on Request P.O. Bos 503 Night Classes Also Available 420 Park St. PO 3-8815 Would You Believe— O'clock Is the Deadline for Classified Ads EXCEPT Saturday When It Is 12 O'clock COURIER NEWS

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