The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 25, 1966 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 25, 1966
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AMERICAN LEGION , Region 4 at Mempoii Nashville 2, South Sun Antonio 1 ' :"••: ;-.:.'-• . / : (Final game tonight) MAJOR LEAGUE ^STANDINGS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pittsburgh . S. Francisco Los Angeles Philadel. St. Louis Cincinnati Atlanta . Houston . New York Chicago W. L. 74 51 75 52 72 53 59 68 65 61 59 56 . 56 43 Pet. G.B. .592 .591 .576 3 .535 7 .516 m 15 19 30'/i .472 .444 .441 .347- Wednesdays Results Chicago 6, New York 5 - Cincinnati 9, San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 6, Philadelphia '. Houston 7, St. Louis 2 ; Los Angeles 2, Atlanta 1, 11 innings . Today's Games, Philadelphia at Pittsburgb.N New York at Chicago Only games scheduled Friday's Games ..New York at Atlanta, N ... Philadelphia at Cincinnati, N Pittsburgh at St. Louis, N Chciago at Houston, N Los Angeles at San Francisco, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pct.G.B. Baltimore ..,80 45 .640- Detroit ..... 68 56 .548 11 Cleveland .. 68 .59. .535 .14% Minnesota .. 67 61 .534 14'/4 'Chicago .... 66 61 .520 15 California .. 63 63 .500 17 Washington . 58 73 :443 25 New York .. 56 71 .441 25 :Kansas City 56 71 .441 25 Boston ...... 54 76 .415 28 Wednesday's Results Kansas City 4-8, Boston 2-3 . Washington 6, Minnesota 5, 11 innings Detroit 6, Chicago 2 California 2, -New .York 1 Cleveland 1, Baltimore 4 Today's Games Chicago at Detroit, N. Cleveland' at Baltimore, "N California at New York Kansas City at Boston, 2 ' Only games scheduled Friday's Games Kansas City at California, N Minneota at Chicago, N Cleveland at Washington, N : Boston at Baltimore; :N' - •• Detroit at New York, N MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B ARKANSAS . 76 53 .589 Amarillo .. 70 57 .551 5 Albu'que ... 66 62 .516 914 Austin 63 66 .488 13 DalliS-FW .. 55 72 .433 20 El Paso .... 54 74 .422 21- Wednesday's Results El Paso 5-6, Albuquerque 2-4 ARKANSAS 8, Austin 4 Amarilla at Dallas-For Worth ppd, rain Today's Games Amarillo at ARKANSAS Austin at Albuquerque Dallas-Fort Worth at El Paso PACIFIC COAST Tulsa 7-6, Phoenix 1-5, 2nd game 8 innings. Denver 6, Indianapolis 3 Vancouver 4 Hawaii 3 Spokane 1, Seattle 0 Portland 5, Tacoma 2 Oklahoma lily 4, San Diego 8, 10 innings INTERNATIONAL , Rochester 5-6, Jacksonville 4-4 Syracuse 5, Richmond 4, 22 Innings Toledo 1, Toronto 0 Buffalo 3, Columbus 1 MAKE ROOM — Dot Germain's well-stocked trophy case is even more crowded today. Last night Dot was given a plaque, a silver bowl and a wrist watch at Dot Germain Night. (Courier News Photo) All That Glitters Is What They Gave Dot Last Night Wed. *'s PITCHING — Vernon Law, Pirates, fired six innings of scoreless, onerhit relief in a 64 victory over Philadelphia, that gent the Pirates back into the National League lead. BATTING - Vada Pinson, Reds, hammered a grand-slam homer and two doubles in a 9-4 triumph over San Francisc*. Montreal Wins MONTREAL TP) - Flanker Pete Kempt led Montreal to an upset 16r8 victory over Hamilton in the Canadian Football League Wednesday night. He scored a touchdown, kicked three field goals and a convert. Hits It Big SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. AP) - Sportsman C V. Whitney had a good day on the turf Wednesdiy. His Silver True won the $78,400 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga and hi» Fish House took the $26,250 Lassie Trial Stakes at Arlington Park in Chicago. By H. A. HAINES C-News Editor It was a lustrous thing, this Dot Germain Night which was held last evening at Blytheville Country Club. There was a glittering plaque, a sparkling wrist watch, a gleaming silver bowl —all to Miss Germain, the 19-year-old golfing whiz who moved here a year ago. Then there was the reco- . liection of the sparkling record of her parents—Mr. and Mrs. John Germain. Mrs. Germain is a former women's intercollegiate champion; as is her husband's sister. Father Germain may be, as he claims, a workaday golfef, : but' his : academic , achievements are far from -. ordinary; :. - *--*-•* • Seventy-five people gathered in the BCC dining room to honor Miss Germain, winner of this year's Broadmoor 'Women's Invitational at Colorado Springs, one of the most prestigious golf affairs for .amateurs. 'The college (Moriticello Junior College, Alton, 111.) sophomore also was co- medalist at the Women's NCAA at Ohio State and went on to win the consolation flight in that event. She was a quarter-finalist in the Trans-Mississippi Tournament. Master of Ceremonies Al- vin (Bo) Huffman recounted Miss Germain's excellence in golf (she's been winning honors of some sort since the age of 12) and also pointed out that she's a serious student of music and has, won honors in speech. At Monticello, she's president of the athletic association and vice president of the choir. She intends to major in physical education. * * * Last night, Dot found all- sorts of people standing at the lecturn, saying nice things and bearing .gifts. They were: • Mayor Jimmie Ed-, wards, who expressed the :-city's pride in her achievements: -,- : . • Marge Hale, who spoke on behalf of the Ladies Golf . Association of. BuC and mentioned Dot's reputation, for sportsmanship. • Dan Burge, president of the co-sponsoring (with BCC) Chamber, of Commerce, who presented Dot an engraved plaque. • Hugh .Whitsitti president of BCC who gave Dot a wrist watch. • Harold Sudbury, who presented Sports Illustrated's Award of Merit (an engraved silver bowl). *'*'*_ Dot responded briefly and modestly, after which Rev. Martin Wilkinson gave the benediction. INSTANT RELIEF Rescue by Law By DICK COUCH Assocated Press Sports Writer . Vernon Law's first' come- place in the National League hack was five years in the making. Turnabout No. 2 required only 24 hours — and gave the Pittsburgh Pirates instant relief. • • ' Law came out of the bullpen for the first time this season Wednesday night and shackled Philadelphia for six innings as the Pirates trimmed the Phillies 6-4 and inched back into first place in the National League race. They lead San Francisco, beaten by Cincinnati 9-4 in an afternoon game, by one percentage point. Law turned the tables on the Phils 24 hours after they had shelled him from the mound in the first inning. He did not retire a batter Tuesday night, yielding three runs and failing to last for the 15th time in 21 starts. * * * In 1960 Law won 20 games for the world champion Pirates and captured the Cy Young Award as that year's top pitcher. Last season, after, a five-year bout with arm troubles, he put it all together again, posting a 17-9 record and a 2.16 earned run average to earn Comeback of the Year honors. This year has been no picnic for the 36-year-old right-hander. After his brief stint Tuesday night he showed an 8-5 won-lost record and a fat ERA of 4.46. Wednesday night he came on for starter Tommie Sisk in the fourth inning, worked' his way out of a none-out jam and allowed only one hit the rest of the way in nailing down victory No. 9.' While the Pirates moved past San Francisco again, the Los Angeles Dodgers nipped Atlanta 2-1 in 11 ioningi and moved The View from Hti» ' 1 , •' " /•'• • ' • ED HAYES * * * Blylhevllle (Art,) Courier News - Thursday, August », 1M»V Pa|t Perm Orioles Give Ground but They Can Afford It Please Don't Cry SO YOU THOUGHT DUD CASON POST 24 LOST ITS shirt. Right? The rain which wiped out the state championship game and shoved it over to Nanette, and even the threat of rain, which seriously affected the Wednesday and Thursday night crowds, left its mark on the local Legion organization. However, these flag bearers did not lose their shirts. They did not lose the Post's shirt, either. Please don't shed any tears for the Legionnaires: they've had quite sufficient moisture. : It cost 'em ?3,300 to bed and feed the visiting teams and officials. To be a bit more* specific, without making this look like a treasurer's report, it cost the Dud Casons approximately $5,147, everything included, to bring the state baseball tournament to Blytheville and produce it as efficiently and as entertainingly as possible. Yet, even so, nevertheless, regardless and despite the weather which was bad from start to finish, the Blytheville American Legionnaires did not lose shirt, money or face. To be truthful about it they, made a few pennies. * *'"'* Wasn't it a'shame the baseball boys couldn't have made a fancier splash in the regional at Memphis? In two games they were taken out. • • . I'm sure the boys, felt- they let their sponsors down their fans and state also. They did no such thing. They played and lost, that's all. Disappointing, heck yes. People who say they weren't disappointed are fibbing or maybe they weren't as full-hearted behind 'em as they thought. - . There, have been countless'reasons tossed under the bum- bum,tree to probe the mystery behind two straight losses. Care to hear some of 'eni? Too many games during the season. .. grass infield:. . . crooked umpires ... 12 o'clock starting times . .. Fairgrounds jinx . . . drinking water . .. and altitude (sixth floor at the Clardige). I'm like Dwight Williams: the skipper believes the .more games you play, the better you become. You improve from game to game. If you don't believe it, go back in your mind and chart the progress of Bruce; Bateman. I've always thought the theory of "wearing boys out" was rather fatuous. I mean, after all, dearie, here you have a battery of. strong, healthy teenage stallions and if they get worn out so easily, what hope is there for the gray- mares? . "... . .-- ' .. •• -. •.-••;.- * - * :.*- •. . :.'•.'• ' "Dwight Williams was-disappointed j too. : .. . •-..: • ..... The eoach was also angry.. .angry at some of the fans and the remarks .they-hurled in the direction of the team. . "Some people-just can't seem to understand," he said. "They expect, a- boy to hit every pitch.and catch every ball that's hit. Even the.major leaguers don't do that." Dwight didn't want to walk away from the season like that, however, adding: "We have some of the finest, most loyal baseball fans you can find anywhere. They were with . us all the way. They followed us to Monette and Memphis. "But I didn't like those others getting on our young boys .. .even though I know that's baseball." '.- * * --. * .-....Blytheville's baseball Dud Casons lost two straight games in Memphis because their pitching; did not keep enough opposing runners off the bases, their hitting was missing and their defense was offensive. - ; .'•.-. Simple. ". ' ' • -.- iy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Orioles are in bit of a slump but it'll take a Miracle of Michigan Avenue or Legend of Lake Erie if Detroit r Cleveland are going to take dvantage of it. Both clubs picked up a game n the Birds Wednesday, the ndians with a 10-4 victory over ;. but with less than 40 ames to go the Orioles -could irdly be blamed for not taking le defeat or their current iree-game losing streak pariic- larly seriously. Baltimore remains 11'.4 ames up on the second-place 'igers and a full 13 ahead of the ndians, who are in third. If the ndians win today the Baltimore osing string will equal its lon- est of the season. In .all, the within two games of the top Houston whipped St. Louis 7- and Chicago edged New York 6 5 in other NL games. The Pirates broke a 4-4 tie on Bill Mazeroski's RBI single ii the fifth inning and added an Insurance run in the sixth 01 Matty Alou's run-scoring hit. Vada Pinson cracked a grand slam homer and two doubles in the Reds' romp over 20-game winner Gaylord Perry and the Giants. Bill Henry, who re placed Perry in the fifth with Cincinnati leading 5-3, wa greeted by Pinson's bases-load ed : shot. i * * Joe Nuxhall went the distance for the Reds, who had lost six in a row, and boosted his record to 5-4. The loss, Perry's first since July 14, ended a four-game winning string for the Giants. Maury Wills' single scored Jim Gilliam with an unearned run in the llth, giving the Dodgers their fourth straight victory — including three one-run decisions over Atlanta. Phil Regan, who wild-pitched the tying run home in the ninth, blanked the Braves thereafter and gained his 12th victory against a single loss. The Astros broke a 24-inning scoring famine on Bob Aspromonte's run-producing single in the fifth, added two more runs in the inning and sewed it up with four more runs in the sixth — two on another single by As- romonte. Mike Cuellar checked the Cardinals on five hits for his ninth.victory in 15 decisions. Randy Hundley's bases-loaded squeeze bunt pushed over the Cubs' winning run, capping a ninth-inning rally that erased a 54 Met lead. Trailing 5-2 in the eighth, the Cubs scored twice, then tied it on Billy Williams' single and Ron Santo's double in the ninth, each night at MacArthur Par] in .Little Rock, but that more are needed. He said organizer of the team .will meet soon ti decide on a site for their home games and a team name. New Team in Pulaski County Slates Semi-Pro Grid Tilts LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A recently organized semi-pro football team in Pulaski County has scheduled nine games for this season, it was announced Wednesday. Fred Stansberry, one of the organizers of the team, said the team will open against the Dallas Rockets of the Texas League. Sept. 10. *'.*'* Stansberry said former Razorbacks on the team include center Randy Stewart and fullback Billy Joe Moody. This is the second attempt to organize a team in the county. The original group, to be known as the North Little Rock Crushers, disbanded. Stansberry said there are about 35-4 players .working, out Tennis Upset 1 SEWANEE, Tenn.' (AP)-Bil Hudson of Little Rock and Gar; Liles of Jonesboro scored i three-set ; upset victory in th Southern Junior Closed tenni tournament at Sewanee, Tenri, Wednesday. Hudson and Liles put out th second-seeded doubles of lean of Bruce Bartlett of New Or leans and Chip Shirley of Jen nings, La. The score was .6-2 3-6, 6-2. ' Blytheville Commission Sales FINALLY! — A MARKET PLACE WHERE YOU CAN SELL - BUY or TRADE— Cors - Trucks - Tractprs - AII^Farm Equip. WE ARE YOUR AGENTS What You Need to Sell—We Know Someone Who Needs to Buy 941 S. Division PO 3-6810 Johnson BlackweU Adrian Russel Announcing Opening Of Skicfmore Piano Go. Music Studio Instruction in Piano & Organ by MISS SANDRA SALIBA, B.M.E. Classes Begin Sept. 1st 101 E. Main, Blytheville, Ark. PO 3-7971 Orioles have lost four of their last five contests, all at the hands of Detroit and Cleveland. Totally unaffected by the recent dip in his team's fortunes, however, is Frank Robinson who raised his league-leading homer total to 40 Wednesday with two shots in the losing'ef- fort. That's one more than Frank's best previous output, attained in Cincinnati in 1962. For all his power, Robinson never led the National League in homers (or batting or runs batted in either, for that matter. But barring a Ruthian effort by Bobg.Powell, Harmon Killebrew, Joe Pepitone or one of that crowd, he's got the AL homer crown in the bag. In ,*» action, Detroit beat ChicagoTW, California edged New YorkJM, Washington squeezed byrMln- nesota 8-5 in 11 innings and Kansas City took both games of a twi-nlght doubleheader 4-2 and M. • . . ;s The big Cleveland bats/were swung by: Joe Azcuc, who had three runs batted in, and:Max Alvis and Rocky Colavito, with two apiece. Robinson's ithree RBI raised his total 'for the season to 95, just two behind the league leader, teammate • Boog Powell. - - -—• Bill Freehan's first homec/in more than a month started- a four-run second inning forThe Tigers. Willie Horton also hom- ered and Mickey Lolich, with a little help from Orlando Pena, other American League | won his 13th game. Kent • 6iW*in-built Plant for it little • Try before you buy! SKIDMORE PIANO CO. 101 E. 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