The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 30, 1966 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 30, 1966
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MASTER SURVEYOR — J. W. Rea, Cosnell school superintendent, stands before the new, two story panneled press box at the Gosnell High football stadium. The Pirates' 1968 gridiron season is scheduled to start Monday night against the BlythevUle B team. (Courier News Photo) The View from Here ED HAYES Goz Goes Plush HE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOR THE BLYTHEVILLE High Chickasaws. Now he's trying to build a winning tradition at Gosnell. •He's the junior high football and his name is Benny Waiden. Gosnell is fortunate to snag this 37-year-old, erstwhile realtor but he thinks it's the other way around. "I have great confidence in the program here. They've got the facilities. If the people will support us, we can have a good solid program." * * * The people of Gosnell and Blytheville Air Force Base • should find it much more convenient to support the Baby Buc and the senior high Pirates this year. The gridiron facilities are at least'comparable with the ; other schools in the area. Comparable or superior. The field - got a good going over this summer by J. A. Smith and the other coaches . . . there is a new steel grandstand that can comfortably seat 1,500 . . . there are handy rest rooms (below the grandstand) that are as sparkling as Stuckey's , . . and you won't find a better press box anywhere in this part of Arkansas except at Arkansas State College. It makes Haley Field's press facilities in Blytheville look like Our Gang's tree house. * + * The Gosnell campus is like that at Arkansas State. If you haven't been there for awhile, you won't recognize it. The reason you wouldn't recognize it is because J. W. Rea, superintendent, has designed and supervised a building program that has now cost a million and a half dollars. "It takes a superintendent between eight and 10 years to establish himself," the super said, modestly surveying his handiwork yesterday afternoon. He's been at Gosnell 10 years now. * * * Guessing, I'd say J. W. takes as much pride in the new stadium with the two air-conditioned rooms (temporary classrooms) beneath and perch above, than anything else. It proves he has faith in the comparatively new sport of football but perhaps more specifically in the students and parents and still more specifically in the people of,Gosnell and Blytheville Air Force Base who have interest in the education of the kids even though they have no offspring of their own on campus. It didn't take any foresight to build a new gym. Any dullard knows a gym is going to do. Football Future J. W. Rea, foreseeing a gridiron boom (a vital part of high school life—even pure scholars admit this), has arranged the bleacher seats so that an additional 50 feet can be added by next year. "At least that's the plan," he said. The super also can see a line of adults waiting to serve on the school. Members of the board, you see, have special seats on the first level of the enclosed press box. * * * Getting back to Benny Walden. He played left halfback for the Chickasaws in 1944-45, with Bill McFarland and those guys. He went in service after that, played football three years for Unk, returned to BHS, lettered in football and track, and secured a diploma in 1958. He recently sold his one-third interest in a business in Russellville and moved back to northeast Arkansas. He had thought about returning but wouldn't think of it, "unless I could find a decent paying job." Luckily, the Gosnell superintendent was looking for » decent man he could give a decent salary to. Now says Benny: "I'm home again and glad of it." Hooker'd WAYNE WOODWARD HAS A NEW MECHANIC. ' • The stock car racer and builder has added Petey Walton of Memphis to his pit crew. Petey was formerly with Hooker and is now living in Blytheville, First Wayne stole Hooker's thunder. Then his mechanic. Now all he needs is Hooker's car. East Pro Race Wide Open By JACK BAND NEW YORK (AP) - With Jim Brown gone the Eastern Conference of the National Football League looks like a wide open race. Dallas, Cleveland and New York all have a chance with St. Louis and Philadelphia on the fririge. Washington, Pittsburgh and the ,new Atlanta Falcons should be fighting it out for what's left. The pick here is Dallas in a tight fit with the Browns. The Cowboys are a solid defensive team and should have enough offense if Bob Hayes, Mel Renfro and Don Meredith stay in one piece. Tom Landry has revised the Cowboy offense once again: He has installed a rollout series for Meredith to spread the defense for his pair of pony running backs, Don Perkins and Renfro. The key move has been the switch of Renfro, a flashy halfback at Oregon, from safety to running back. * * * Nobody has caught Hayes yet and the world's fastest human is beginning to learn the tricks and intricate pass patterns of Browns • strong running game. Naturally, the Browns will do moire passing this year. Frank Ryan's sore arm worried the club in the training season. Ryan and Jim Ninowski have fine targets in Paul Warfield, who missed all of last season except the title game, Gary Collins and Walt Roberts. Milt Morin, the rookie 'right end, may belong in the Mike Ditka- Ron Kramer class. The Browns can be had on defense where they show a little age and are realigning their secondary after losing Larry Benz and Bobby Franklin to Atlanta. But don't expect Cleveland to fail apart just because Jim Brown, has gone. They will be a powerful factor in the race and By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer JONESBORO, Ark. (AP)-Inexperience will pose many problems this fall for Jonesboro, but new Coach Don Riggs says his Golden Hurricane has "the finest attitude of.any kids I've seen in a long time." "If attitude will win, we'll be in good shape," he says. Jonesboro launches its., season at Batesville Friday' night arid Riggs will cast an anxious eye at the performance of John Rees, a 165-pounder rated one of the finest ends in Class AAA last year. * * * But this time Rees will be operating from the backfield, eith- could win it straight year. for the third However, the schedule is no help, calling for an early game wifii Green Bay. iBOWLINO, '"V _**M- v 1^ ^' ; . •j? .jJ^^^^BHh^^ * , j iflHIWR^I^I^Ik ' * I ^•jr^^y^a^^^^ ,/ j ''• i '" t ' ^^B^^B '.;" 1 Ks-v ' _ • . 4 'j'isSJ^B" •P"' ' : ("^^juS^j^K ' i lgM(£k jCPBr^Sl^^ 'S jrap^i J|J '"Jaf'k- " • '-»' i SIS'" ii'SlB » v* ^ Jj| *"* IrlL " "JIHI \ a '*' V^KMwNtW^^F ' ^ J illllillpsjsli^r * 1 *' »v iSjyH^' ' • • * ^^Sj^f • t ' ' ,''-^^r '" ' * / r i * • ' i i t/ j 1 * ! ** ^ & * ! I * I M t> ) EX-CfflCK - Benny Waiden, former Blytheville High halfback is head grid coach now at Gosnell Junior High. See Ed Hayes's column. Benney's Baby Bucs have a season-opening game Saturday night at Pocahontas. (Courier News Photo) pro football after a sensational rookie year as split end. ' injuries, of course, could ruin the Cowboys for they are very thin on the offensive side. The front line must do much better . in pass blocking than it did a r, year ago. Landry expects the 5. return of Tony Liscio to help. " Right tackle Bob Lilly is the u all-pro in the defensive machine which may have a hole at Ren- ~ fro's old safety job. Renfro's jj ability to handle a running back ™ job can transform the Cowboys J| from a 7-7 team to a winner. Here's the way the race looks e ' from here: £' 1. Dallas T 2. Cleveland 3 d< 3. New York i e 4. St. Louis s 5. Philadelphia is 6 Washington 7. Pittsburgh 8. Atlanta " * * » p The retirement of Jim Brown ] has to bring the Browns back to i the pack. Leroy Kelly is a 6- J foot, 195-pound back with good E speed and fine moves but he is F not Jim Brown. Teamed with Ernie Green, Kelly gives the c V E Aussie Is Peeved About \ Seedings in the Singles * By DAVE O'HARA BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) Davis Cup veterans Roy Emerson and Fred Stolle headed for the U. S. Singles Tennis Tournament determined to upset the seedings today after returning the National Doubles Championship to Australia for the llth time hi 21 years. Emerson, 29, and Stolle, 27, retained the U. S. doubles crown and jolted America's Davis Cup hopes by overwhelming Dennis Ralston, the nation's top-ranked player and Clark Gr?ebner 6-4, 64, 6-4 at Longwood. Emerson had little complaint about his No. 2 ranking behind Wimbledon champion Manuel Santana of Spain for the National Singles opening Thursday at Forest Hills, N.Y. * * * Stolle, however, was peeved that he was not seeded hi the singles — although he smiled and tried to act nonchalant about the matter. "After talking with some of the American players, it seems that the seeding committee should be in a Noah's Ark or something," Stolle said. 'This is the first time I hayen't been „ seeded in five years." Ralston and Graebner were al a physical and mental disadvantage as they were reo,uired to j play nearly 45 minutes at midday to complete a 6-3, 3-6, 6-8, 15-13, 11-9 victory over Aussies f Tony Roche and John New- o combe. The semifonal had been i called with the score 2-2 in the fifth set because of darkness Sunday night * * * "It probably was unfortunate l we had to play again after the semifinal," the 24-year-old Ralston said "We were all keyed 2 up for continuation of the first j match. However, we were for- 2 tunate to get into the finals as we could have lost the other match just as easily." Top-seeded Maria Bueno of Brazil and Nancy Richey of Farmers Branch, who had won the U. S. women's title with different partners in the past, scored again as they defeated Billie Jean Moffitt King, the Wimbledon champion from Long Beach, Calif., and Rosemary Casals, 17, of San Francisco, 6-3, 6-4. INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY Invest $300 to (2000 safely in connection with a nationally advertised business now operating in Mississippi County. Investment should be recovered within two years with profit assured. All replies confidential. Write: Mr. C. R. Donaldson Box 572 Little Rock, Ark. NOTICE Mr. M. M. Cobb Is Now The Official Collector For Delinquent Sewer Tax Blytheville Water Co. Bill Robinson Joe Bartlett scattered 549; and Mickey Yates 170-481 last night in 6:30 .lixed Doubles League at Strati-Lanes. In the 9 o'clock Mixed Dou- iles League, Jim Corser cracked 04-538; R. D. Samuels 203; Don rtcAnulty 201; Donna Seglem 95: and Martha Halden 198. Eighth-place State Farm tram- 808-2267. A rolloff is rieces- ary to decide the championship etween C-B's and WOSCO. 'here was a mechanical break- own on the last night for this eague, so Sorry-Bout-That and low Pokes have some unfiri- shed business also. 6:30 MIXED DOUBLES McFull's Flower Shop ..42 22 Winsomes' 39 25 Patterson's Insurance .. 38^4 25% Vampires 33 31 Alley Oops 31% 323$. Born Losers 31. Boone Cleaners 30 Nurses' Helpers BIG TURNOUT AT J'BOKO Chicks er at wingback or tailback. "He's' a good one," says Riggs. "For the first 50 yards he's ..J fast as any footballplay- er I've ever seen. He has tremendous hands." . | Riggs, who moved into the Jonesboro job after coaching at McArthur Junior High here, rates Little Rock McClellan and ^mMM*^^ COURIER NEWS Tuesday, August 30, 19H FAG1 Pros Cut Down Norb Sniffs Leftovers Both Enders 27 Pin Heads 19 9 O'CLOCK DOUBLES W .B's 48 WOSCO 48 Boone No. 2 « Mlnlt Mart 39 Boone No. i 34 Runaniucks 33 Sorry-Bout-That 33 State Farm 31 Mustangs 28 Slow Pokes 20 Monday *'s iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwiunni iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiin By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING - Mike Cuellar, Astros, pitched a five-hit shutout as Houston beat Pittsburgh 2-0 for its sixth straight victory. B A T TIN G—Willie Horton, Tigers, drove in five runs with a pair of homers and a single as Detroit defeated Baltimore 6-3. DETROIT — Buster Mathis, 240, Grand Rapids, Mich., knocked out Mert Brownfield, 211, Pittsburgh, 1. By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Coach Norb Hecker of the hew Atlanta Falcons was so pleased today with his leftovers, he will be back in line tonight for another plate full. The line for seconds in this buffet will form outside the doors of the 14 old National Football League clubs, who must trim down from 49 to 43' players by nidnight. Most of them are five or six over the limit and Hecker will, be sniffing around for the best cuts of football beef. His confidence-bolstered by his club's first NFL victory Saturday, Hecker feels his offensive and defensive units are pretty well set. 'Of course, we're not going to turn down a chance to get a player we think can help us more than the ones we have," he said. His main need is bench strength, but he added that he will not give up future" draft choices to obtain veteran back up men. Among those to be sifted through are players released Monday by the New York Giants and Washington Redskins of the NFL and the San Diego Chargers of the American Football League. The Giants reached the 43- man limit by placing four men on waivers, including second- year quarterback Bob Timberlake of Michigan, the Giants' No. 3 draft choice in 1965. Others waived were linebacker Olen Underwood, a second- year man from Texas, and two rookies, running back Steve Bowman of Alabama and guard Owen Thomas of New Mexico State. Washington dropped' rookie quarterback Harry Theofiledes of Waynesburg, Pa., and fullback Tom Urbanik of Penn State. The Chargers released linebacker Jack Milks of San Diego State, defensive back Jim Tbl- bert of Lincoln, Mo.. University and quarterback Dan Henning of William and Mary. SeMo Tourney Pepsi (Tops) Cops a Win KENNETT — Pepsi-Cola of Blytheville, winner of the Kennett Fast-Pitch Softball League championship, won-the opening game of the post-season tournament last night, nudging, Kennett National Bank 5-3. Pepsi only touched Bob Snow for four hits but made 'em pay big dividends. Bob struck out eight, walked none and hit a batter. Winner Bill Sharp allowed six hits while striking out three and walking a pair. Joe Sissom smacked a homer for Kennett in the first inning. The Arkansas men stock over in the third and stayed ahead. Charles Sexton opened the frame the frame with a single. Jerry Pinotti followed with another, then Sharp doubled and sent his mates scampering in with the go-ahead tallies. Pepsi has an 8:45 tournament date Wednesday -night against Bank of Kennett.' Jacksonville as the teams to beat in the four-team Eastern Division. (Blytheville is the : ourth team.) "We've got a long way to go, but I guarantee you we are going to get at it," Riggs said. 'We've got some fine senior leaders and a great attitude." The transfer of several Negro players from Booker T. .Washington should bolster the Hurricane. , Riggs'said one, tackle Theodus Davis, 210, has been impressive in practice sessions. Willie Johnson, a 145-pound halfback, has plenty of speed and should also see action this year. Ronnie'Burnett, who has plenty of defensvie experience, will be the No. 1 quarterback. Riggs tabs him a,fine passer. Bob Bradbury and Phil Young return to the defensive secondary. . Key linemen are senior leaders Bonnie Dunavent, a center and linebacker who started last year, and Lewis • Bunch, who started at guard. Riggs has more than 60 candidates seeking spots on the team, compared to the 50 or so in former years. 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