The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 26, 1966 · Page 7
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Kythevffle (Art.) Courier E«*» - Friday, August M, MM- Page 8evea THI Bid ONE Th» Wtw ED HAYES * * * MoMevee, M»HT CRIMP- AKTHUK, M THE, UP60MttJ6 tWlCfilAlSj Grid TwinbMI at Cleveland Browns Fret About Ryan's Arm CLEVELAND (AP)- Glove-: field are beginning to "com- ,«i4 Rrnnm« anil ex-Iimwns municate." land Browns and ex-IJsrowns may dominate the playing field In numbers for tonight's pro football doubleheader h«re, but the Browns are being billed as undei'iiogs in the fifth annual tilt. Part of the lack of confidence in the Browns is thus retirement of fullback Jim Rrown and need for reshaping of the team's backfield. Another bi:g question is the throwing arm at quarterback Frank Ryan. Ryan has had his sore right elbow treated all wrsek. He reported some improvement Thursday during the final workout before the Browns closed municate." * * * In the NFL Saturday, New York plays Philadelphia at Princeton, N.J., in the afternoon and Pittsburgh is at Green Bay, St. Louis is at Los Angeles, Atlanta meets San Francisco at Columbia, S.C., and Dallas plays Detroit at Tulsa, Okla., at night. Houston plays at Kansas City, Boston is at San Diego and New York takes on Buffalo at Allentown, Pa., Saturday night and Oakland is at Denver Sunday in American League exhibitions. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) —Rumors that the American Football League's Chargers might leave San Diego Save been quelled wittt the sale of the franchise to a group of Southern California businessmen for a record $10 million. MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS TEXAS bEAGUfc W. L. Pct.G.B. ARKANSAS Amarillo ... Albuquerque Austin El Pasc their Hiram, Ohio, training Dal-FW camp. Coach Blanton Collier said he Is counting on B,yan to start against the Baltimore Colts, but believes that Jim INinowski, No. 2 quarterback, «;ill pilot the club most of the. game. * * » Otto Graham, former Browns quarterback ami now coach of the Washington Kedskins, takes his battered team to the field tonight against the Minnesoa Vikings in thfls first game at 8:30 p.m. (CST). The doublehiiader is a sellout, and those willing to pay for standing rooifii may push the crowd to 83,MiO. Baltimore, coached by ex- Brown Don .Shula, has scored 99 points in- winning its three exhibition giames this year over Washington,, Philadelphia and St. Louis, ffhula's aides include John Sandimky and Chuck Noll who played, for the Browns in the 1950s. •* * * Helping Coach Norm Van Brocklin -Mastermind the Vikings wiU 'be Lew Carpenter, who was -with the Browns in the late '50s. Minnesota is undefeated in ills last 14 exhibition game$. Ernie <5reen and Leroy Kelly have bei?ji taking on the bulk of the ball, carrying chores since the retirement of Brown, and, | according to the Browns' line-i men, tlia line and the new back-' 76 54 71 57 78 62 63 67 55 73 55 75 .585 .555 4 .519 Btt .485 13 .430 20 .426 20% Thursday's Results Amarillo 6, ARKANSAS Z El Paso 8, Dallas-Fort Worth Albuquerque 6, Austin 4 Today's Games Amarillo at ARKANSAS Austin at Albuquerque Dallas-Fort Worth at El Paso. 'ittsburgh Los Angeles 'hiladelphia t. Louis .. Jincinnati . itlanta .... louston ... New York Jhicago ... Herb, Red To Return Special rules are to allow all four wrestlers to climb in the ring at the same time on the professional program next week at Legion Arena. This is nothing new for Tojo Yarnamoto and partner Tamaya Soto. They spend a good dea! of the time inside the ropes together, whether it's a "team" match or "tag team" event. That's.what they did last week and Marshall Blackard, state athletic commissioner, has ordered a rematch for next Tuesday night, the two Japs against Herb Welch and Rowdy Red Roberts in a grudge struggle. ' Midget women Darling Dagmar and Diamond Lil are booked in the one-fall opener. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. Francisco 75. 52 .591 74' 52 .587 % 72 53 .576 2 69 59 .539 .516 .484 13 .472 15 65' 61 9V4 61 65 59 66 56 70 .444 18% 56 72 .438 19% 44 81 .352 30 'Thursday's Results Chicago 3, New York 2 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 1 Only games scheduled Today's Games New York at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at Cincinnati, I< Pittsburgh at St. Louis, N Chicago at Houston, N, pre ceded by completion of sus pended game Los Angeles at San Francis co,N Saturday's Games New York at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 2 Pittsburgh at St. Louis Chicago at Houston, N Los Angeles at San Francisci Baltimore Detroit \. Cleveland Minnesota Chicago AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B. 81 45 .643 69 56 .552 UH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL FOLKS ARE FINICKY. The game gnw must be trimmed as carefully as the hair of a guitar player. When George H»lai herded his Bears from Chicago Into the Memphis bull ring a few weeks ago. he was overflowing with praise for the new stadium. Then he made 'em cut the grass twice before it was the height he wanted, Then he made 'em dismantle the two goal posts and apply longer extension bars. * * * Winds blow strange fattt for athletic clubs. In baseball, there's not much you can do about It. In basketball, about all you can do is get your roof fixed but in football you can perform strategic tricks. pass and kick with the wind at your back., that sort of That's why you find late weather reports tack«d up on the walls in the pros' dressing rooms. They also have two small white flags planted at the end of the gridiron. They weren't much help Wednesday night. Early in the evening one flag was rippling north and the other south at the same time. Can't you imagine the reaction of Halas if * rookie w»terboy came, back and told him that? * * * Danny Thomas calls 'em baby Dolphins ar,d you wonder if he means In appearance or experience. In either case You do a doubletake when you glimpse some of the Miami football players and you wonder if you came to the right Stadium. Are these professionals or high school players? But as my old friend Art Thou oft' says, looks are deceptive Baby-faced rookie John Roderick from SMU confirms it The flanker made the best run of the night Wednesday against Denver, not in yardage but in pure determination, elusiveness and the gutty skill to keep going-somewhere- when he knew by rights his nose should have been ouried in the grass. The Razorbacks should be grateful they don t have to face him this year. The Dolphins who look like pros are Billy Neighbors, Wahoo McDaniel and Rick Casares. * * * Neighbors, in the neighborhood of 250 pounds (on a six- foot frame) nas legs like tree stump?, the kind of stumps that won't budge until you nudge 'em with several sticks of Pepsi Wins the Chompionhip KEKNETT - Pepsl-Cota of Blythevill* MCk«d t-p th« Kennett F«t-Pitch Softball League championship list night with «W decision over MeCauls. The BlythevllU men are booked Monday night to open the Kennett Invitational against Kennett National Bank. Thirteen teams are entered in the double-elimination event that should end Sept. 9. • . • . V Gene Austin got the Pepsi guys away to a flying start In the second Inning with a two-run homer, Austin also cracked a solo roundtripper In the fourth. Bill Sharp, winning pitcher, flipped a five-hitter. Ha walked three, struck out six. His mates backed him with a 14-hlt attack. Don Callis took the rap. Weiskopf Is Pleased, But- 68 60 67 61 66 62 .531 .523 .516 .504 .443 14 15 16 17V4 25% California .. 64 63 Washington . 58 73 New York . . 56 72 .438 26 Kansas City 56 73 .434 26% Boston 56 76 .424 28 Thursday's Results California 5, New York.l Boston 8-4, Kansas City 6-1 Detroit 8, Chicago 0 Baltimore 4, Cleveland 3, U innings Only games scheduled Today's Games Kansas City at California, N Minnesota at Chicago, N Cleveland at Washington, N Boston at Baltimore, N Detroit at New York, N Saturday's Games Kansas City at California, N Minnesota at Chicago Cleveland at Washington Boston at Baltimore, N Detroit at New York, N The Big Slow One Is Tonight! Pepsi-Cola came from behind to overtake Courier News in a YMCA Men's Slow-Pitch Softball League game .last night 4-3 at Randall Field. Courier crowded three runs into its first time at bat and was held scoreless the rest of'the way. OTASCO enjoyed similar second early succes in the nightcap but Randall Company rallied for a 6-5 win. Green Bay Packers Loaded and Waiting WEST DEPERE, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay is. loaded and waiting. Vince Lombardi has a veteran ball club that won the champion- sibip, plus Donny Anderson and Jim Grabow- sJci, the million-dollar bonus twins. The Packers came up sharp for the College All-Star game and romped 38-0 after a •training camp scrimmage that prompted Lombardi to say it was his best camp. Vincent even smiles occasionally on the sidelines. But not when he talks. * * * "We have a chance," Lombard! said, taking the conventional coach's line. '"Baltimore and Chicago figure to be tough. San Francisco looked like it would have a shot. Any of them can knock you off." Lombardi's biggest problem is working a fine crop of young players into a club that won with veterans last year. The results left Courier and Randall in a tie for First place, and the deciding gamt for the championship is to come off tonight at 7:30. WANHA PLAY? Representatives of teams wishing to enter the slow- pitch softbali tournament at Randall Field in Blytheville next week, should contact James McLean any night after 6 p.m. His telephone number is POplar 3-4616. The shooting is slated to start Wednesday. PACIFIC COAST Denver 6, Indianapolis 2 Oklahoma City 4, San Diego Seattle 2, Spokane 1 Tacoma 4, Portland 3 Tulsa 8, Phoenix 4 Vancouver 2, Hawaii 1 PLEASE NOTICE To get to the B.F. Goodrich Store during Construction work on Broadway Street: Drive around street barricade at Post Office on North Broadway. We aw open for business . . . Please excuse the inconvenience. B. F. GOODRICH STORE 330 N, Broadway Ph. PO 3-811 * Get "In Shape" FOR LEAGUE August Special! 3 GAMES $ FOR i 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. 9:30 P.M. til Closing Per Person Monday through Friday SHAMROCK LANES By RALPH BERNSTEIN WHITEMARSH, Ft, (AP) Tom Weiskopf may not realize it, but he could be a prophet as well as one ot the pro goU tour's most promising young newcomers. After shooting a slx-under-par 66 to take a two-strikr firsf- round lead in the $110,000 Philadelphia Golf Classic Thursday, Weiskopf said: "I'm pleased with the 68, but leading after the first round is a long way from winning. There are three rounds to go." , In the previous three years of I this tournament at Whitemarsh Valley County Club, the first round leader had fallen by the wayside by the time the 72-hole test was over. Mason Rudolph led with a 67, but Arnold Palmer won in 1963. Four tied for the opening lead in 1964, none of them Jack Nicklaus the eventual champion. Last year when Nicklaus won again, R. H. Sikes was the first round leader with a 64. No wonder the 23-year-old Weiskopf tempered his exub- erance over topping the field: after 18 holes. "This is the first time I've- ever led a tournament after the first round, and I'm not sure how I feel about it," said the 23- year-old golfer who joined the pro tour late in 1964 after two years at Ohio State University- Seeing the 6-foot-3 inch Weis-.; kopf at the top was no surprise. to veterans on the weekly gott: safari. — Dolphins, like the other AFL clubs, have their last names on their jersey backs. Except McDaniel. He has Wahoo printed on his back. The Choctaw linebacker is an off-season wrestler. Casares has been around. He's 35 now. W wa$n t exactly a triumphant return to Memphis for the fullback who looked. like the greatest player in the world when he romped m the All-American prep game about 15 years ago Rick sits quietly on the bench when he's out of the ac on. None of this "talk it up gang" for him. H.e might talk t up when the season starts but the 11-year veteran of professional football for sure isn't going to lead any exhibition chatter on the sidelines. SOMEBODY AT THE. BLYTHEVILLE HKffl KICKOFF Barbecue last night said it. "This was the first football rally I ever attended in Blytheville where baseball was mentioned. Just shows you how far the city has progressed in this ecumenical age. Yet, you can scarcely overlook it when the home team wins the American Legion state championship. Ike Tomlinson, Arkansas State College baseball coach and athletic director, said he personally appreciates the hdf .he gets from high schools around the state and "Blytheville leads the way." Baseball is not foreign to*A-State football coach Bennie Ellender; either.' He lettered at Tulane as a sophomore pi ch- er and played Navy ball in 1945 at the submarine headquarters in New London, Conn! None other than Yogi Bern was the team manager. "A waterboy, really," Bennie amended. ' They were buhkmates and good friends. Several years ago Bennie was back east and tried to get in touch with Yogi Whoever answered the phone wanted to know who wanted Yogi. ...... Bennie was not .connected. On behalf of the Blytheville Chamber of eomme.ree, Mayo? Jimmie Edwards' presented a framed certificate to Se EMender; making him an honorary cotton-picking .weujd cherish the award and hang U WjlifeiV. -way *e Blytheville giver, didn't know about • Bennie'is an ole cotton-picker for real ^ Back to Sulphur' La.', when he was a kid, a man used to "hire" young Ben to'pick for him at a penny-per-pound. Benme would pick upwards of a nickel's -worth a foy.^^^^ Joins Martin's $tof/ Bill Robertson We are' happy to announce the addition of Bill fcebertwri to our s»I«ii staff; Mr. Robertson«> years of experience in trie retail trade qualifies him to be of real iervice to you in the selection ot your apparel for men arid boy*. He extends a cordial invitation to all'hw frieridi to visit him at Martin I. MARTIN'S Tfe» Start for Mtn 4 0pp Nashville Winner MEMPHIS-rNashville (Tenn.) defeated South Sa.i Antonio (Texas) 6-3 here last night to win the Region 4 American Legion baseball tournament. The win gave the Tennesseans a place in the national tournament at Orangeburg, S. C. It's scheduled to start Sunday. Tennis Upset BROOKLINE, Mass. UP} Two short sticks of Mexican dynamite exploded on the gras of Longwood Cricket Clu Thursday and killed the chance of one of the top-seeded team: of winning the U. S. National Doubles tennis title. Joaquin Loyo,Mayo, who is 5- foot-4, and Marcela Lara, only about an inch taller, cut down the rugged Manuel Santana of Spain and Luis Garcia of Mexico 10-12, 24-22, 11-9, 3-6, 6-2. 2 Ibs. $3.35 V- MANY ASSORTMENTS TO GIVE AND ENJOY ,>,':".'.' BARNEY'S 2006 W. Main • PO 3-3991. HI-WAY DRUG;;: 1201 W. Main - PO 3-7041- OWENSDRUG 523 N. 16th - PO 2-2024 FIRESTO In Plaza Shopping Confer Ph. 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