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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 20, 1966
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)Ark.) Courier News - fttunlty, August », MM- Stock Cars, Mud and Bubble Gum OSCEQLA - Red Gill hopes he doesn't have anymore 'nights like last night. •• First'of all, his stock car oval at Cottbnwood Raceway was hit hard by rains earlier in the week and he couldn't make a decision about racing until about noon yesterday. ' He finally decided to go-ahead. :./.... •'-*' - -- * .*...' . . • He worked on the track hard all day under a hard sun but despite, everything the track was not in good shape. iSome drivers who came-in from, us far away as Little Rock took one look, loaded'up and went home. ' •-,•-Others loaded up. after their trials, including popular- Wayne Woodward of .Blytheville who flipped his car during his trial. Howeyer, Wayne treated the kids to bubble gum .before departing. ';...' . . Red at Raceway To top all this, there was a power failure. It happened beyond the track and Wyond Gill's control. It was 10 o'clock before they started the first race. . The winners: • C slow - Rufus Bishop, Osceola. • C fast - Larry Barnum, Portageville, Mo. • A slow - Jim Hall, Charleston, Mo. • A fast - Hooker Hood, Memphis. •. C feature — Barnum, Hood second. . .. ' . "" -*•''* : .* The regular'Sunday .night rac«s at Blytheville Speedway are still on schedule, time trials at 6:30, races at 8. The tear program at Cottonwood tonight has been canceled. NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh . S. Francisco Los Angeles . Philadelphia. «8 Si W. t. PetO.B. 70 KM . 71 51 m . «8 52 .587 St. Louis Cincinnati Atlanta .. New York Houston . Chicago .... «2 59 *K .512 8V4 M 61 .486 Mtt 58 81 .482 11 83 88 .488 17% 53 68 .438 41 78 .S45 Art Has Lead I E asy, Says 'Bill Casper -, By TOM HARRIGAN "HARTFORD, conn. (A?) 'She golf eourse couldn't have played easier," Billy Casper stated after the second round of tie (100,000 Insurance City Open, as he tried to explain the sensational scores being turned u| at Wethersfield Country Club. !|Art Wall, Jr. cornered the market on sparkling golf for the slcond straight day to go in ftont with a 65-64-129. His 13- under par standing at the hallway mark Friday put the 43- year-old Wall In his best position to win a tournament in tfie qnited States since winning the 1(64 San Diego Open. "Casper, the U.S. Open champ $d the year's top money winner at $99,315, was nine stokes back of Wall Friday at ffl-69— 138. A year ago, Casper was eight behind "at the same plant, but he rallied with 66-66 to COIJS CONVINCING, 33-7 By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer The Baltimore Colts won their 10th straight pro football exhibition game Friday night emphasizing anew that they will be a strong contender for the National Football League title this sea- Mi. The Colts spotted St. Louis a 7-0 lead on the opening kickoff, then exploded for a convincing 33-7 victory over the Cardinals lefore 28,304 at Busch Memorial . .. , ______ nationally telev- sed over th« CBS network, son. tadium.. The game, , tarted a busy weekend for the ros. Five NFL exhibitions are cheduled tonight along with our in the American League, Deluding a twi-night double- •"the greens were soft, the winds were gentle and the fair- #ays gave a lot of roll." Casper said, adding that they key to liking advantage of the situation was to have your "putting stroke going." Casper didn't, But Wall,.Wes Ellis, Jr., Julius lords and Dudley Wysong did §iake their putters do the job. "Ellis, a 34-year-old who spends the bulk of the year as a club pro in West .Caldwell- N.J., Shot his second straight 65 to be one stroke behind. Boros also Had 65 on the course where lie once played in amateur tourna ments. Boros, two-time U.S Open winner, said it was "as good as I've had here" in about 20 rounds over 20 years. » Wysong, a 27-year-old Texan who has been having hot rounds regularly in the past few weeks shot 64 to put him at 136, tied for eighth place. '- Arnold Palmer, who said he was playing and feeling as wel as he has in two months, moved uito contention at 68-67-135. header at Anaheta, Calif. One Sunday NFL exhibition winds up the weekend competition. Four field goals by Lou Michaels, two long punt returns by Alvin Raymond and the passtag of quarterback Johnny Unitas paced the Colts to their third straight pre-season victory of the 1966 season. Their 10 straight exhibition string of successes started back in 1964 after a 30-21 defeat, oddly, by St. Louis. Charley Johnson's 7-yard pass to Sonny Randall gave the Cardinals their lone TD and climaxed a-77-yard drive after receiving the opening kickoff. Thereafter the Colts took : command. Quarterback John Brodie Is expected to make his first start or the San Francisco 49ers against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Portland, Ore. in one of tonight's NFL games. In the others, Green Bay is at Dallas, Los Angeles at Minnesota, Cleveland at Atlanta while Chicago and Washington clash at Norfolk, Va. The AFL twin bill at Anaheim pits Boston against Oakland and Kansas City against San Diego. The New York Jets play Miami at Jacksonville Fla. while Buffalo and Houston battle tt Little Rock, Ark. • - . ' The NFL Sunday afternoon fray pits the New York Giants against Detroit at New Haven, Conn, in the annual Albie Booth Memorial game. •• Friday's Results Houston 4, Cincinnati J St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 0 Philadelphia 5, New York 4, 10 innings Atlanta 8, San Francisco 5 Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 3,11 innings '"'•-. Today's Games Pittsburgh at Chicago ...'. . New York at Philadelphia r Cincinnati at Houston, N St. Louis at Los Angeles ; Atlanta at San Francisco- Sunday's Games . Pittsburgh at Chicago New York at Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati at Houston St. Louis at Los Angeles Atlanta at San Francisco . Monday's Games . Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N New York at Chicago St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles Cincinnati at San Francico AMERICAN LEAGUE Pct.G.B. CLEAN 'EM OFF! — Alan Stolt, assistant football coach at Blytheville High, watches senior end Lewis Walters clean his cleats before entering the gym, following a workout. Full- equipment practice was scheduled to start m the state Aug. 20 Hey, that's today! (Courier News Photo) Look for Close Grid Chase in 2-AA West Memphis Solid Contender . «,„ emrABiTR i h*'ll have to use tome of those. 1 Batesville, with 16 lettermen By ED SHEARER he:IInave w uj returning, could be the team to LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Football buffs In Region II-AA anticipate one of the closest battles for the regional title to years and a pre-season look at the 10-team circuit indicates *s much. . _.., Defending champion De Witt, hit hard by graduation, has a solid program going under Coach Sam Cook and the Dragons could repeat if juniors develop as. rapidly as Cook hopes. But, Newport, Forrest City and West Memphis also rank as solid contenders. The ranks of upperclassmen run thin at Newport, where Dale Counce embarks on his first season as head coach after stepping up from an assistant's post. "I have a few good boys but not enough of them," Counce says. "H I get any injuries I tn going to be in bad shape. We should be about the same as Tackles Michael Payne Don Nicholson, a pair of and 200- last year, except that we'll have no depth." + * * Newport, 7-2-3 a year ago, has eight lettermen returning but only 15 juniors and seniors on the roster. The burden of filling in loose ends will fall on pounders, head up what should be » tenacious line. The backfield offers speed and size in 200-pound fullback Ronnie Hook and fleet halfbacks Bill Hubbard and Edward Kjnney. Cook thundered through a 120 campaign at De Witt .last year but has only three starters returning. However, one of those is 235-pound center-tackle Terry Turner. The Dragons also have halfback David Dumond and end Dick Lubke returning. Harold Horton has 10 starters returning at Forrest City from last year's 4-5-1 team, but only guard Larry Adams was a two- way regular. Fullback Dennis Dahl and halfback Aubrey Jolly are the returning backfield veterans. * * * West Memphis, last year's runner-up, returns three starting interior linemen — guards Tommy Nelms and Johnny Van Horn, a pair of 175-pounders, and 220-pound tackle Roscoe White. , Bo Horton, a senior, will direct the Blue Devil attack which should feature the running of ____ — — • Buckeye in Leachvillc Finals LEACHVILLE - Buckeye reached tonight's finals the hard way in the annual Leachville Slow-Pitch Softball Tourna- """Buckeye beat Brown Spur M and Courier Nrni ot Blythe. viliem last «ight. The "Buckeye, are now faced with the challenge of beating Southland twice tonight for the cham- « game tonight Is at 7:30. Should Southland win, It'd be all over but UM shouting. And crying. •eturning, could be the team to beat if' Coach Porter Stuart manages to solve a problem at quarterback. Returning are' two outstanding running backs, 175- pound junior Ricky Platt and 180-pound senior Danny James. Center Bo Boykin and ends Archie Jones and Phil Reed are the key linemen. * * * Paragould has 14 lettermen and nine starters returning from last year's 3-6-1 team, so the Bulldogs should be improved. All-district guard David Dover, a 195-pounder, will anchor what should be a rugged interior line. Halfback Stan White and quarterback David Futrell are the key backs. Inexperience in the line will probably hamper Helem., Central, which should boast of good speed and a strong passing game. Defensive ace Bicky Hig- jinbotham has made the move to quarterback and speedy end Johnny Berger and flankerback Marshall Davis should make excellent targets for passes. Wynne posted a 5-7 record in 1965 and the Yellowjackets have 12 lettermen returning from that squad. Quarterback Ruskin Falls, a 145-pounder, heads the baekfield corps and guard Phillip White (180) is the top d«. fensive lineman. A solid backfield will be the strong point of the Stuttgart Ricebirds this year, but tackle James Rabeneck (210) will b« the only proven lineman with good size. Key backs include quarterback Mike Jones, halfbacks Ed Holt, Bill Bsraett and David Hildebrmd and fullback Don, Pok«y Short AAU Swimlight By JIM VAN VALKENBURG LINCOLN, Neb., (AP)-An unbeatable Don Schotlander, *e meet's dominant figure with two world records in two nights, shared the spotlight with Pokey Watson Friday night ia the 16th National AAU Swimming and Diving Championships. , '"'. * *...*, ... The 15-year-old Miss Watson, an Olympic gold medalist, smashed the world mark in the women's 200-meter freestyle with a fabulous 2:10.5. Martha Randall of Philadelphia's- Vesper Boat Club who was third, held the pending world mark of 2:11.4 set this month in the eastern championships, erasing -ttie 2:11.6 by Australia's Dawn Fraster set in 1960. At the midway point. *e meet showed promise of becoming the best ever held in Amercia. Four world records have been broken and one equalled. Only four meet records were untouched out of 14 swimming events. * * * The 20-year-old Schollsnder smashed his own pending world niark by four seconds in Hie 200- meter freestyle with a remarkable 1.56.2. He had lost his world 400-meter freestyle record to John Nelson of Pompano Beach, Fla., in Thursday's preliminaries, then regained it by Baltimore .. Detroit Cleveland .. Minnesota . Chicago .... California ., New York .. Kansas City Washington Boston W. 79 86 66 85 63 «0 . 54 .54 .55 53 L. 42 .853 54 .550 57 .537 58 .528 60 ,512 .402 .439 69 Pepsi Near Ball Crown KENNETT - Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville can claim the Kennett Softball League championship tonight with a win over runnerup Piggott. , The Pepsi men downed Kennett National Bank 14-3 last night, following Mc• Caul's 1-0 decision over Piggott. If the Pepsi guys don't do It tonight, they still only need one win in their five remaining scuffles. Game, time tonight is 8 o'clock. * * * - Down 3-0, Pepsi broke out with four runs in the fifth, four in the sixth and five in the seventh- Russ. Payne, CJiff Forsythe and Ray Davis slugged four hits apiece to carry the eharge. Charles Sexton walloped a pair of doubles. Bill Sharp, winning pitcher, chunked -an eight-hitter. He walked five. Joe Sissom was socked for 17 hits and three walks Elytheville's record IE 214. .' ..'.:: .:. .. COBLI'S riSHIRMAN'S CALINDAR . Tim. ftf luh Pir. "T.H. Wh« PI* .FOR THE WHK AUGUST 21 THRU >• SUN • MOM TUE WED THU 21' PM 22 fc» 5:38 PM. 23 «:3l 24 7:25 25 K* 8:19 PM FRI 26 >O 9:12 PM SAT 27 *C> 10:03 PM SUN 28 fcO 10:51 . PM All tlmt l» fllv«n In Ctntnl Stindird tlm«. Add »n» heiir for (h« Eistern llm« zent; subtract one hour for Rocky Meuntiln tlnw; two hours for Pacific tlmt. In localities using djyllght sivina time, add en« hour to time found above. ' Copyright 1966 Blacker the Fiih — BetUr the Day for Flthlng 62 .439 .437 .421 im 14 1* 17 36 28tt Friday's Results New York 7-0, Kansas City 8-1 Cleveland 3, Chicago 2,10 innings Minnesota 2, Boston 1 Detroit 10, Baltimore 4 Washington 5, California 3 Today's Games . Baltimore at Detroit Chicago at Cleveland California at Washington Kansas City at New-York, N Minnesota at Boston, N Sunday's Games Baltimore at Detroit' ... Chicago at Cleveland California at. Washington Kansas City at New York . Minnesota ; at Boston Monday's Games Detroit at Cleveland, twMigbt Only games scheduled M/NORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet.G.!C . 72 52 581 . 69 54 561 2!<4 65 60 .520 IVt 62 62 .500 10 52 61 ;423 19% JJ 73 .416 20% ARKANSAS Arnarillo ... Albuquerque Austin Dal-FW .... El Paso whipping Nelson at 4:11.6 in the finals. Nelson again w«s second in the 200. William Ludwig. Marianna, moving into Class AA for the first time, has only eight lettermen on hand this year and the Porcupines aren't expected to cause much trouble this fall, Mike Robards is the top back while guard Kenny Parsons and tackle Joe Wood provide the strength in the line. Friday's Results Amarillo 8, Albuquerque 0 Dallas-Fort Worth 1, Austin 0 El Paso 7, ARKANSAS 1 Today's Cfamw Albuquerque at AmarUlo Austin at Dallas^Fort Worth El Psso at ARKANSAS .INTERNATIONAL Syracuse 4, Jacksonville 8 Toledo 3-3, Buffalo 2-9 Richmond 4-19, Rochester £9 Toronto 4, Columbus 2 PACIFIC COAST Seattle 8, Taeoma 5 San Diego 8, Tulsa 4 Denver 7, Phoenix 8 Indianapolis at Oklahom* City, postponed, rain Vancouver 4, Portland 2 Hawaii 3, Spokane } LITTLE ROCK ~ L. C. McGuire and Bobby Shafer of- Searcy caught a whopper of a blue catfish-a 65-pounder— while trot-lining at the confluence ef the White and Little Red River. , " Fish taken by trotline or by means other than a handheld pole or rod are not eligible for entry in the state records of game fish, but the Commission would still like to hear from fishermen who catch large fish by any method. + + * SKUNKS DO MAKE UNUSUAL PETS, BUT THE POSSI- bllity of being rabid should deter any parents from purr chasing a kit, deseented, or wild skunk as a pet for children. The skunk population in Arkansas had had a high.inci- dence of rabies each year, reports the State Department of Health, and the situation has existed for the p»st tour or 1V ""The^neubatlon period of rabies In skunks," lUtw Or- Hindi Ellis, "i» variable, and this makes a bite ewosiw to skunks s serious and complicated situation. To these of us who work with diseases of wild snlmsls It is difficult to understand why people try to make pets out of skunks. Thes* aniin»l» wwly WUrt Wfc wmwU to thow who baodll* ttw." fMaumMr Fay Year p»p« Boy Get "In Shape" FOR LEAGUE BOWUHfi August Special! 3 GAMES FOR 1 ft8 >1 M - '****' 9:30 P.M. til Closing; Per Person Monday through Friday SHAMROCK LANES • II local, State, National and International News Social Happenings and Fashion Tips Interesting Accounts and Pictures of Happenings in the Sports Field Bargains and Special Services Offered in tfia Classified and Display Ads NEWS

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