The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 2, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 2, 1968
Page 6
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,lyth«Tffl« (Mi.) :| Mid-South Warm-up By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor I Amature boxing returns to Blytheville this weekend: Dr. John Elliott,has announced that a ten... match card will be staged tomorrow, evening beginning at eight o'clock. Site of the contest will be the Tom Little building on Walnut across from Meador Body Shop. . . . "Elliott emphasized that there will be rib admission charge for this occasion and he extended ah invitation to all fight fans to be on hand., ... .. :'-Chief purpose of these bouts, as 'well, as,.those Elliott will stage on successive Saturdays, is to prepare a team which can participated in the 'Mid-South Championships scheduled for Jackson, tenn., : on Thursday, Friday and Saturday; Feb. 29 March ;l and 2. •Elliott also said that any young-men in .the- Blythevill area or other parts of Mississippi County and southeastern Missouri who are interested in boxing ;_are most welcome to come to; the work - out build- Jag." - u ' . .-'-'• '•He and his assistant, L a r.r y Cassidy Sr., are working with a number of hopefuls at present I and. would like to have even program, more boxers in their training 1 h e r e is no charge for in- struction and the necessary equipment wUl be provided free of charge. Cassidy is ; hoping to come up with some excellent pairings for tomorrow's card a n d has a goodly number of top candidates from which to choose. Among them are 'Joe (Rocky) Graziano, welterweight from Blytheville Air Force Base who has .competed in past Mid-South events, and, according to Cassidy, has won a number of battles. Another, hopeful .is. Cassidy's son, Larry Jr. The younger Cassidy is a past Amateur: Athletic Union Rocky Marciano champion of the mid- south and will definitely be on tomorrow's schedule of fights. A powerfully - built heavyweight is Abie Humph, who at 190 seems to have tremendous punching ability to go with his solidly.- constructed frame. Frank Parry, a 130 - pound lightweight, will' also be on hand. Parry is a former Northeast Arkansas Golden Gloves champion. . Other young men who are working out under the eyes of Elliott and Cassidy are Ronnie Casper Is Confident | and Palmer, with a.70, and Ca; i per, 72,. were in the 142 ranks. By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer . PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP)I "i expect my game.will jell — Golfer Billy Casper examined | over the weekend. After all, the Scoreboard at the Bob Hope ; sa jd Casper,. "we're not too fa Desert Golf Classic and ob-jaway." .. . served: "You'd have to thinkj Tlle fi rs t-round..leaders, Bo' ONE OF MANY—Abie. Rurriph, solidly- built heavyweight, is one of the many young men who will be on hand tomorrow night as ' amateur boxing returns to the Blytheville : area for several weekends. Bouts this 1 weekend are free and the public is'.inyited to be on'Hand at eight o'clock. Ten bouts are planned for the evening. (Courier News Photo) Lombard! Moves To Front Office Logston arid his brother, Roger. Ronnie is a 114 - .pound flyweight while Roger scales, 120. Tommy Clark and Tim .Rogers are two other 120 - pound- ers while Willie Brisco, f r o rii Harrison High School, tips the scales at 165. Hayes Paces L.ougars In Garden Shoeing By MIKE RECHT : i How could we be? - By KEN HARTNETT- ' Associated Press Sports Writer GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Vince Lombard^ the Brooklyn- born miracle man who built football's mightiest dynasty in this small city of Green Bay, has retired to the executive suite after nine smash seasons , as Packer head coach. •From now on, Lombard!, 54, will be only the general manager of the team he coached to five National Football League titles in those years. The new head coach -will-be Phil Bengt- spn, 56, the designer .of the Packers' stifling defenses. It was the first time Lombardi; absolute ruler of Green Bay football 'as'- coach'and general manager, ever delegated a ma- jbr share of his ; authority. ••' Bengtson was sure Lombardi would nolinterfere with the run- ning.of the team. .. "Out relationship has been very close and there's been a very, real understanding between us as long'as we've been together," Bengtson said. "I realize I; will be succeeding a remarkable man<as ! c'oach of a team with.-a record probably unequaled in .the, history : of football," Bengtson said. "I hope we will be able to continue the winning tradition of ; the Packers." The one-time Minnesota star, who admitted having- -turned down previous head coaching offers, spoke immediately after Lombardi told Packer directors and newsmen of his decision Thursday night. He had made up his mind, Lombardi said, "only after a great deal of thought and study." - . , "Because of'the nature anc growth of the business and the corporate structure of the Pack- iert, I :believe it is impractical for me to try to do both jobs. I feel I must relinquish one of thenV' lie said.......- : ... Lombardi's e'motion showed only momentarily during hU three-minute talk, When it was over; tears wen noticeable in Mseyef. ' The indomitable . Lombardi the only mac ever to coach a team to three straight title 'since the NPt adopted the play off system in 1933, said he was flattered by the number ;of peo- ;ple who attended his new conference and: dinner. "Thi started out u • routine pnw jietoaie; beUeve me," 1« "W«° the gathering of more thin 100 persons. > ': Lombardi, who took over i ton flu* bid won only «o« Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - Hous- tb.. ; s Elvin Hayes ;w'as 'riot satisfied with : his performance "in New York's Madison Square Garden, but neither was opposing Marshall, so the Big E must have done something right. Wliatever'he did, it got him 39 points and 19 rebounds, enough to fun the' top-ranked Cougars past the Thundering Herd 102-93 and Controlling the backboards with "Hayes 'hitting Cougars turned a 17 North -Carolina, : winnhig for 10 deficit into a 48-39 halftime Middleweight Roy Lewis, and j Thursday night for their 20th his counterpart, Jerry Hawkins, college basketball" victory with- are expected to be on the card as are Hubert Johnson, 146, McKinley Kirkland, 172, Earl Davisrl28;-and A. J. Ford, 126; Cassidy said that he is hoping to Bring some strong "open division" boxers from the Memphis area .for the bouts. game in 1958 and turned it into a contender almost overnight and a champion within three years, leaves after iilrie straight winning, seasons. ' His Packer teams won 89 reg- gular season : games, lost only 29 and tied four.The Packers captured six Western Conference titles as well as .five league titles! By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Northeastern 96, John Brown U. 84 •• • Arkansas Freshmen 89, Missouri Southern JV 81 High School Conway. 61,: LR Cattiolie 55, StateSporis and for the .past two seaspns have won world titles by beating the American Football League champions in the Super Bowl. Bengtson, believed close to Lombardi in football outlook, said he" planned no major departures from traditional Packer patterns. Packer players don't expect any changes either. Bengtson indicated he would/ at.least for the time being, continue to run the defense. For the past nine seasons he has called all the Packer defensive signals. overtime Camden- Lincoln 88, Texarkana Washington 62 .Magnolia Columbia. 90, Hope Yerger 21 Marianna 62, Harrisburg 57 Blytheville Harrison 56, .Helena Miller 55 Turfell 78, Marion 56 out a loss. Houston, although in command from the early moments, never could shake hustling Marshal], but still had an easier time than third-ranked North Carolina, which came from behind twice in the last half to beat, visiting Florida State 86-80. The only other ranking team in action, Duke, No. 9, also had its hands full before subduing Virginia 90-78 in CharlOttesville. Hayes, a :6-foot-8, 235-pound All-American, connected on If of 29 shots from the field, but most of them were short jumpers or rebounds as he seldom moved outcourt against the smaller Thundering Herd. "I was looking forward to playing in the Garden,"-he said. "I had 22 points here two years ago, but I didn't think I had a good-night: "I think I played well tonight, but I could have played better.: don't think we were 1 as up tonight as we were for UCLA. the 13th time in 14 starts, led 46-40 at the half, but had to | make up 63-61 and 76-75 deficits. lu aeticit HHO a »» ^uuu., Fdor ™!f f tiv * 0 ^? ts ,^™ lead that later 'grew to 65-4--. the Tar Heels a 79-76 lead they But they couldn't break it open never gave up. • • and Marshall pulled within 35-81 Larry 'Miller had 24 points for before Hayes 1 four points paced' an eight-point "surge and then he cored Houston's last seven loints. ••''.. the game was the opener of a doubleheader in which Army trounced New York. U. 75-51 in the green and the black scores are in good condition." To explain this mystifying remark, it must be explained Kiat in what has been called a computer's . dream tournament, there are four courses Mn: play and, to distinguish them on.the Scoreboard, each course has tis own color. Green ' is' the color 'for La Quinta and black is El Dorado, which are considered the two toughest'to play. Indian Wells is red and Bermuda Dunes is blue | for the two less difficult'laybuts. j Among the better players who have now played the green and the' black are Arnold Palmer, | Gay Brewer, and Casper him-j self, as weir as-Bruce Devlin. J Indian Wells awaits them' in today's third round, then Bermuda Dunes • Saturday ' 'and again for the final of the five rounds Sunday. , Devlin, the 30-year-old Australian, and' Kermit 'Zarley, 26; of Seattle, led the charge into today's round.-Devlin shot a five- under par 67 and Zarley a 68 to tie at 138 after 36 holes. Zarley has yet to play La Quinta and El Dorado. ] Brewer, with a 69, was iri a tie at 141, three shots 'off the pace, Rosburg , and Bill Collins' with the rough courses yet to be played, drifted back, Roseburg's 74 gave him 141, and Collins' 75'left him at-142. " juui- Johrtf Schlee'of Dallas highlighted th*. second-round •action- His four* ir&n shot went 194 yards ana- plunked right into the- cup> Schlee needed all- the help he- could get as he finished with »" 71 for a 142 total. A hole-in-ori'e' on the geen at El Dorado by HERMON G. JONES Builneii Mca'i JUnnac* C» 555 So. FcrUni ExtenleA Suit* 404 Fh. att-«6U Hempbii, Tennenm Iniutanc for littto PI*BBM Kej Mu -_Partnuthlp - Coir poratloa - Group Peni!»» - llrement HoiplttUutllltt. in on an He' >,1": if, ;ix fe ;ut • in- • ih- '"•, as fie the nightcap for its straight victory and record. eighth North Carolina. Duke, upset' Tuesday night by South Carolina, had trouble agairi as Virginia held a 72-70 edge before Mike Lewis hit a basket and Steve Vandenberg dropped four straight free throws. Then with the score 8078, Duke scored the last 10 points of the game. 1 MONEY TO LOAN ON ANYTHING OF VALUE * Guns * Too/i * Radios • Typewriters • Jewelry Hawk's Main Street Pawn Shop AND ARMY SURPLUS STORE 322 E. Main Ph. I'O '•'•-*--" Big Bargains From Plymouth! Select HER Valentine Heart FROM OUR BEAUTIFUL DISPLAY OF Milk-and-Honey Chocolates Say to your Sweetheart, " love you," with * beaji- tiful Valentine He«rt packed with her favorite Pangburn's Chocolates, the luxury chocolates made with Milk and Honey. Reserve your Heart now ... $2,39 to: $20 .' ' At . '.; '•• -'• • Hiway Drugs Barneys Drugs Owen's Drugs Moll Drugs l-vlnyl interior Vinyl turn « «n.nnwo«o ^ B ^ ap p| iqu e . Suocei* ANDTHE;BEAtGOESON \\rmii 61

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