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Beat Manila, Face gay Leachville Finals By Frank Ellis Courier News Snorts Editor Hollywood has recently announced it will re-release • the academy-award winning film, "West Side Story" in 1968. One of the top songs in the 1961 musical was (lie hit "Tonight", Taking a cue from the stage and cinema play, the LEACHVILLE HIGH SCHOOL basketball Lions, are set to make tonight the night they claim the championship of the annual Northeast Arkansas Invitational Tournament at Jonesboro. Following the battle for the «B" Division title betwe^ Turrell and Weiner, the Lions will tangle with top-seeded Bay for the "A" title which Coach John Widner's proteges claimed last year. Game time is 8:30. Racing to their thirteenth win I'BilililHl COURIER NEWS I PAGE EIGHT Monday, January 8, 1968 in 15 games on Saturday, the Lions eliminated the Lions of MANILA HIGH by a 62-50 score. Leachville, second-seeded in the tournament, took an early lead against Coach Gaylon Ward's Lions and moved out to a 16 point spread at halftime, 39-23, and coasted in with the victory. Though unable to bottle up the Manila ace, John. Benson, who garnered a game-high 27 points, the winning Lions gained the win by getting three men in Yanks, Rebels Come Out Even By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The South beat the North and then the North defeated the South. Confused? Well you have a right to be. But that's what happened Saturday as the college football season officially came to a close. In Mobile, A!a., where the Senior Bowl was played, the South, sparked by Alabama's AU-American end Dennis Hornan and Florida States' Kim Hammond, tripped the North 3421. In sunny Honolulu, the North All-Stars paced by another All- American, Larry Csonka of Syracuse, crushed the South, 50-6. Dixie teams did not fare well in all the postseason games, dropping nine of 11 contests- Louisiana State won the other, 20-13 over Wyoming in the Sugar Bowl—but Tennessee's All- American center Bob Johnson felt that "the South's victory in the Senior Bowl did a lot to square things up." Johnson helped bolster the South's prestige with his great blocking for the passing of Hammond and the running of Tulane's Bob Duhon. * * * The South led only 17-14 at the half, but broke the game open in the second lialf. Hammond tossed two touchdown passes while Homan set up three scores and caught a TD pass for another. In the Hula Bow, Csonka named the top back ol the game by a unamimous vote, rushed for 119 yards in 20 carries and scored one touchdown. And the North defense led by Oregon Slate's Harry Gunner completely stopped Uie South offense liaded by Heisman Award winner Gary Beban of UCLA. "Maybe we coaches take this game too seriously and make it too complex. We only practiced four hours for this game," said winning Coach Duffy Daughterly of Michigan State after the victory. double figures, Rick Drury bucketed 18 to lead the winners, while Ronnie Keith netted 14 and Preston Tate, 13. i "Tale did a real fine job off the boards for us," Widner said Sunday evening, "he got about -17 rebounds and really was a tremendous help against Benson. "We had a strong second ouar- ter which gave us a good bulge and we were able to hold it the rest of the way. "Our work will be cut out for us against Bay even though we are the defending champs," the coach continued. "They have the same lineup as last year and as a result have a senior ball club which has lots Of experience. We'll have to play one of our finest games of the year if we want to repeat as champions." Other scoring Saturday night showed Joe Sharp with 8, Phil Warren, 5, and Reggie Keith,4, for the winners. Besides Benson's 27 for Manila, Jimmy Ellis added 9, Jerry Gray, 6, Mike Deaton, 5, Mike Hatcher, 2, and Wayde Robertson, 1. * * * HARRISON HIGH'S Dragons also played Saturday and the senior boys trimmed Marianna Strong High, 67-55. "We carne back real strong after they held a 28-25 halftime lead," Coach Ira Young said yesterday. 'Ctibie Dixon, Otha Riggons, John Davis and Winston Turner looked real strong on the offensive and defensive boards," he added. Davis led the scoring with 22 points, followed by Dixon and Turner with 14 each, Otha Rig- gons, 12, and Johnny Riggons,8. Marianna took the • junior game, 51-34. Leading scorers for Harrison were Robert Harvey with 16, Daniel Savage, 5, and Jerry Leverson, 4. Tomorrow night the Dragons travel to West Memphis. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The technicals—two fouls Technicals and technique— hey cost Alex Hannum and the Philadelphia 76ers. Larry Csonka Arkansas Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College Rice 73, Arkansas 61 Arkansas State U. 83, UT at Arlington 77 Prairie View 106, Arkansas AM&N93 philander Smith 101, Houston Tillotson 99 Henderson 83, Little Rock U 59 " High School Arkansas Tech mvitatlonal Pyatt 69, Cotter 44, first place • Henderson Invitational r A Division Stuttgart 70, Hampton 52, first place B Division Kirby 46, BIHctt SV, first place Arkansas A&M Invitational ': Semifinals Crossett 59, McGehee 58 Eudora East 77, Kingsland 74, overtime • SC\ Invitational ifireenbrier 54, Omaha 48, iltst place • West Forw Invitational i Cowgirls To Come Harrison High School's Athletic Department will sponsor the appearance on January 13 of the semi-professional Texas Cowgirls basketball team in their annual invasion of Mississippi County.. The girls will meet an all-men team from the Biytheville area in a regulation game beginning at 8 o'clock. Ira Young, Harrison athletic director, announced that advance tickets are on sale at his gymnasium office. Student advance price is 75c with adult tickets, $1.00. Tickets at the gate will cost students one dollar and adults will be required to pay, $1.25, GAME CALLED on account of flooding was the sad word (or sport fans in areas of West Germany bit by winter floods. Soccer fields, sucb as this one at Ebermannstadt, iookea more like reservoirs. Royals Racing Game Routs Hannum, 76ers No 'Butts' From Rams MIAMI (AP) - Coach George |Traup for first half touchdowns^ called almost simultaneously on the 76ers coach—cost Hannum a ! chance to see all of Sunday's National Basketball Association game at Cincinnati as he was ejected with 3:36 left in the third quarter for protesting a personal foul call. The technique—run and shoot by Cincinnati—cost the 76ers a chance to increase their Eastern Division lead over idle Boston to four games as the Royals rolled to a 134-118 victory. There was no other action In the NBA. In the American Basketball topped Association, Dallas New Orleans 113-101, Minnesota edged Indiana 109-106 and New Jersey walloped Anaheim 121-102. Cincinnati really ran and shot, in the fourth quarter—maybe it was just as well for Hannum's nerves that he wasn't around— when they outseored the 76ers 44-32 by hitting on 61 per cent of j increased its Eastern Divisi their field goal attempts, 16 of j lead ove j ldle Pittsburgh too Alex Hannnm goal attempts, 26. Jerry Lucas led Cincinnati with 34 points and a game-high 27 rebounds. Oscar Robertson added 30 points and Connie Dierking 26. Wilt Chamberlain paced Philadelphia with 36 points and 25 rebounds. Dallas' victory over New Orleans was its first ever after five exhibition and four regular season setbacks. * * Cincy Powell packed one big Dallas scoring punch with 35 points, and John Beasley added 27. Doug Moe topped New Orleans with 22. Minnesota appeared to have an easy victory, leading by 17 points with four minutes left. However, Indiana, with Fred Lewis scoring 12 of his 31 points in two minutes including two three-point goals, cut the lead to 103-101 with a minute left. Les Hunter, Don Freeman and Mel Daniels then each sank two foul shots to win it for the Huskies. Hunter scored 33 points and Daniels 22 for Minnesota, which Division one Allen of the Los Angeles Rams said, "we took this game as seriously as any game we've played," and the Rams reflected it by drubbing the Cleveland Browns 30-6 in the National Football League Playoff Bowl in the Orange Bowl Sunday. "We wanted to let the world know this is as good a team as any playing next week," Allen said, referring to the Super Bowl game between the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders in the same stadium next Sunday. Quarterback Roman Gabriel of the Rams, voted the Most Valuable Player in the game, expressed his pleasure to a nationwide television audience when he said: "I want to thank everybody in Miami for making our stay here so enjoyable." He didn't mention the Browns, but he might have for they didn't come alive until the last quarter and scored with just over four minutes left in the game. "I hear everybody talk about Hull, Mikita Roll Along For Hawks Bobby Hull's non-stop sprint. ard—with a 45-foot blast mid- in tiie National Hockey League's all-time carried goal-scoring race has the Chicago Black Hawks' superstar past another checkpoint. And he's still in too much of a hurry to look back. "I'll just have to take them as they come," Hull said Sunday night after his 400th and 401st career goals helped Chicago's East Division leaders beat second place Boston 4-2. Hull became the fourth 400- goal scorer in NHL history- joining Detroit's Gordie Howe, Montreal's Jean Beliveau and ex-Canadien star Maurice Rich- Tuesday's Games St. Louis vs. Chicago at Evansville, Ind. New York at San Diego Detroit vs. San Francisco at Lincoln 73, Decatur 68 Prairie Grove 85, Elkins 69 Northeast Arkansas Invitational A Division Semifinals Leachville 62, Manila 50 Bay 74, Highland 65 B Division Semifinals Tun-ell 67, Valley View 55 Weiner 59, Salem 40 Others LR Central 59, Jonesboro 47' Hope 65, El Dorado Washington 57 Texarkana 51, Springdale 48 Searcy 80, Morrilton 70 Pine Bluff Townsend 61, NR Jones 55 Biytheville Harrison 67, Marlanna ostrong 55 Magnolia Columbia 87, Arkadelphia Peake 50 Prescott McRae 81, Lewisville Foster 75 Lonoke 66, Wabbaseka 63 Carlisle 47, Helena 35 Paragould 70, cash 55 £1 Dorado 80, Fayetteville a 14 iiiiiiininiiiiininiiiDiiiniiiiiiiiniiiiinii IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIB CagePros, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Eastern Division W.L.Pct.G.B. Philadelphia 32 11 .744 Boston 27 12 .692 3 Detroit 23 20 .535 9 Cincinnati .. 18 22 .450 New York ... 18 25 .419 Baltimore ... 15 23 .395 Western Division St. Louis .... 29 13 ,690 Sari Francisco 30 15 .667 'A Los Angeles . 22 21 .512 7 1 * Chicago 16 28 .364 14 San Diego ... 12 31 .279 1TA Seattle 12 33 .267 18% Saturday's Results Baltimore 130, Los Angeles 127 overtime New York 118, Detroit 101 Philadelphia 107, St. Louis 96 Seattle 122, San Diego 104 San Francisco 107, Boston Ifll Chicago 114, Cincinnati 109 Sunday's Result Cincinnati 134, Philadelphia 118 Today'* Game New York at Seattle Oakland, Calif. Cincinnati vs. Baltimore Winston-Salem, N.C. ABA Eastern Division nobody game," getting up for this said David "Deacon' and hit Tommy Mason for 43;* yards to set up a third in. theU final period on Willie Ellison's nine-yard run. Bruce, Gossett, breaking the field goal records for the game, • • booted three from 41, 46 and 19 yards and added three conver-, •; sione for a 12-point production.,^ The Rams' "Fearsome Four;,,., some" front line defense of- • Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen,,,,, Roger Brown and Lamar Lun-' dy, let the Browns get away. only once. ; This was in the last period." when Cleveland moved 81 yards „;, to a touchdown scored by Le- • Roy Kelly from two yards out ,„ The big play was a 34-yard pass;, • from Gary Lane to Pau! War-,,,,, field. :.,, Gabriel said the Rams came' to Miami for some fun in thet.,', sun—it was 80 degrees at game •"' time—as well as the ?1,200 each* ••>•• winning player received. "Next year we won't be here 1 '' 1 for this game," Gabriel said. • ; . "We'll be No. 1." The crowd of 37,102 was far.---^ below last years 65,569. ""?• Jones, 260-pound defensive end for the Rams. "Let me tell you, these guys have a lot of pride." _ Allen said his whole club had j incentive despite distractings from the Teamsters Union, pre- draft rumors and a visit to a dog track. * "We got a * * lot of calls and criticisms for working twice,'' he said of Wednesday's unprecedented double practice session. "But that's the only way to play." i A Cleveland Browns' official, j who asked not to be identified, , blamed the union talk for part; of his team's listless first half.' The National Football League Players' Association met Saturday night in Hollywood and agreed to resister as a union way in the second period. He started on the way to 500 with an open-net tally in the final minute. "I'll keep playing and scoring, I hope, until the day comes when I'm plagued with injuries and no longer a help to the team," he said. Three goals by Gerry Ehman helped Oakland snap an 11- game winless streak with a 6-0 victory over skidciing Los Angeles; Jean Ratelle's hat trick led New York past Toronto 6-2; Montreal nipped Detroit 4-3 oa Gilles Tremblay's third period goal and Philadelphia's West Division front-runners, topped Pittsburgh 3-1 in other Sunday games. Stan Mikita fired Chicago's go-ahead goal in the third peri- game. Roger Brown was high for Indiana with 32. New Jersey built a 13-point lead in the third period behind) the shooting of Mel Noweli, who got 29 points, and Tony Jackson, who finished with 27, and went on to snap Anaheim's five-game winning streak at home. Ben Warley led Anaheim with 23 In Saturday's games, Indiana beat Houston 103-97 and Dallas downed Kentucky 108-96 while Baltimore edged Los Angeles 130-127 in overtime, New York drubbed Detroit 118-101, Phila- with the U.S. Department of Labor. Art Modell, president of the *?™ itt ,! d *»' Jj* dldn ' ha f the and sa ' d a P er ' BLYTHEVILLE Business College Farmers Bank Bldg. 400 W. Main P. 0. Box 503 Day or Nite Classes NEW CLASSES BEGIN JAN. 22 SUBJECTS OFERED: Typing, Shorthand, Accounting, Office Machines Free Job Placement Approved For Veterans Fights IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINIIIIIHIIIIIIII SCRANTON, Pa.-Danny Pe- delphia whipped St. Louis 107- rez . t156 ' P uerto Rlc ' >™ cked 96, San Francisco upset Boston ! S ut . Uew $ le ™ n! j, 154 , Wayn, . w 107-101, Seattle trounced San danch ' N ' Y " 7 >- ^ Dol P h ' n l Diego 122-104 and Chicago de- I 74 - Dunmore Pa., outpointed Bob Avena, 171, New York, 8; Julio Cruz, 167, New York, and Jimmy Cherico, 168, New York drew, 8. feated Cincinnati 1U-109. Minnesota .. 26 H .703 — Pittsburgh ... 26 13 .667 1 Indiana 22 21 .512 7 New Jersey . 17 2* .415 11 Kentucky .... 12 26 .316 14% Western Division New Orleans 26 14 .650 — .Dallas 19 15 .559 4 'Denver 22 18 .550 4 i 15 22 .405 9V4 Houston 14 24 .368 10 Anaheim .... 15 26 .366 11H Saturday's Results Indiana 103, Houston 97 Dallas 108, Kentucky 96 Sunday's Results Dallas 113, New Orleans 101 Minnesota 109, Indiana 106 New Jersey 121, Anaheim 102 Today's Games New Jersey vs. Oakland at Portland, Ore. Pittsburgh at Houston Dallas at New Orleans Minnesota at Kentucky Tuesday's Game* No gamu scheduled od and Hull provided insurance at with his 31st tally of the season as the Hawks moved three points up on Boston in the East. Oakland goalie Charlie Hodga stopped 26 shots in blanking the Kings, who have lost eight in a row. Ehman scored once in the first period and twice in th third for the Seals' first hat trick. Ratelle registered his first NHL hat trick inside five minutes in the second period after first period tallies by Reg Fleming, Orland Kurtenbach PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - Dick Ritger of Hartford, Wis., defeated Eddy Patterson of Dallas, 179-166 and won the $40,000 Phoenix Open, his fourth Professional Bowling Association Championship. WHITLEY Oiiice Supply • Magnetic Bulletin Boards • Adding Machines For Home or Office • Typewriters - Electric Standard - Portable • Brief Cases • Desk Accessories • Label Markers • Art Supplies • Desks • File Cabinets • Loose Leaf Forms Sales - Service - Rentals 112 W. Walnut PO 3-8802 Stan Mikita and Phil Goyette staked the Rangers to a 3-0 lead. Tremblay snapped a 3-3 tie early in the third period, sending the Canadiens past the Red Wings, who fell into the East cellar—one point behind Montreal and New York. Forbes Kennedy, Gary Dornhoefer and Ed.Hoekstra scored {or Philadelphia and Doug Favell turned away 38 Pittsburgh shots in nailing mid-season goaltending honors for himseif and alternate Bernie Parent. The Flyers' goaltenders will divide $250 for allowing only 77 goals-least in the league-during the first half of the campaign. HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) Ross Collins bogeyed the last three holes but finished with a 285, two strokes better than Gene Ferrell, and became the first two-time winner of the National Left-Handers Open Golf Championship. PERTH, Australia (AP)-Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif., defeated Australia's Margaret Smith Court M,64, in the singles final of Hie West Australian Championships alter teaming with Rosemary Casals of San Francisco for the doubles UUa, AUCTION COMPLETE LIQUIDATION OF KIRBY'S SUNDRY STORE MAIN & BROADWAY BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS TUESDAY, JANUARY 9th -10 AM Stock And Fixtures Nice Clean Stock Of Merchandise One 5-Ton Chrysler Air Conditioner One 5-Ton Carrier Air Conditioner One Window Air Conditioner Tables — Booths — Stools Several Glass Showcases Glass Wall Cases One Gas Heater Ice Machine Counters Grill Refrigerated Candy Case Drink Dispensers Soda Fountain Adding Machine Hallmark Cards Cash Register Steam Tables Soup Kitchen Coffee leaker Drink Boxes AH The Items and Fixtures You Would Normally Find "" In A Stort Of This Type Auction Is Conducted By PAUL ROBBINS AUCTION COMPANY Ph. 561-3143 — 561-3138 Manila, Arkansas

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