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Tuesday, February 13, 1968
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Hockey Men Come Alive By MORRIS W. ROSENBERG GRENOBLE, France (AP) The much-maligned U.S. hockey team has sounded a grim warning to future opponents in the Winter Olympic Games. "We are going to do some killing from here on," Coach Murray Williamson said after the United States had stormed to an 8-1 victory over West Germany Monday, the Americans' first victory'after four straight losses. "We needed a game like this," the young, Canadian-born coach said. "We are not giving anything to anyone. From here on in, look out for the United States." . But it came too late to make a great deal of difference, except for pride. "If we'd start the' tournament with this'game, we'd be hanging tough," he-said, almost wistfully. As it is, it's impossible for the Americans to gain -a medal They're 1-4 with two games remaining in the round robin tournament. Russia, Czechoslovakia and Sweden' : are 4-0 with three games remaining. Canada is 3-1 with three games to go. The United States was shut but of the medals, again Mbn-iago, had the day's best time, day, but Billy Kidd turned in the eighth after the first run to fifth day's best performance in the giant slalom, won by France's fantastic Jean-Claude Killy. Killy took a second heat run down the 57-gate, 1,780-meter course in 1:46.54 for a combined time of 3:29.28 .and an easy victory. over-all with a combined time of 5:32.37. Jim Heuga of Squaw Valley, calif., the bronze medal winner in 1964, finished 10th with a time of 1:48.43 for 3:33.89. "No medals today," the dejected Kidd said. "But we still Kidd of Slowe, Vt., a silver j have another chance." medalist in the event four years | Tnat wil1 be in tne special slalom Friday and Saturday when Killy seeks a third gold medal. He won the downhill last week and seeks to become only the second man in history to sweep all three. Tony Sailer of Austria turned the trick in 1956, and predicts that Killy can't match it. "I don't think Killy can do it," Sailer said. "He has too much pressure .on him.,.Besides, he's past his peak." And he added that the slalom courses are easier now than in his day. Killy, a handsome, 24-year- old, retorted that today's competition "is much more difficult. I think in winning two gold medals I already have matched Sailer's feat in 1956. If Blythgvllle (Ark.) Courier News - Tuesday, February tt, 1MB _ Pact IftM AAA Quintets ^ Set Realignment! OLYMPIC CONTENDERS at Grenoble, France, live in this village. Shown are the youth hostels where normal school sessions are conducted in the morning and skiine lessons are given In the afternoons to children of Alpine competitors. r Billy Kidd Olympic Judges Cause Concern American Alpine Team Near I should win the slalom, it would j women —of be a much greater achievement," Aside from Killy, the American's achievements were modest at best. Jeanne Ashworth, Wilmington, N.Y., managed only a 10th- By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer GRENOBLE, France (AP) They're the nine old men—am CHAMBROUSSE, France ((AP)—Marielle Goitschel of France won the, women's slalom' Tuesday in the Winter Olympics: as misfortune again struck the United States ski team and left it without a medal; By MORRIS ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer GRENOBLE, France (AP)-The United States Alpine ski team, beset by injuries througli the early part of the Winter Olympics. Games, stood poised on the brink-of a major victory today—with spunky teehagers Judy Nagel,and-Kiki Cutter carrying the medal hopes in the women's.,.special slalom despite the disqualification of two other American contenders. Judy, a 16-year-old latecomer to the U.S. Olympic squad from Enumclaw, Wash., streaked into the lead over favored Marielle Goitschel of France and Nancy Greene of Canada in the first of two slalom runs on the slopes of Chamrousse. Kiki,- 18; of Bend, Ore., alsa was among the leaders, as .the girls readied .themselves for the final swoop down.the course. But Wendy Allen of, San Pedro, Calif., was disqualified for missing a gate after posting the best time, of all 49 .entrants and Rosie Fortna of Warren, Vt., also was 'set.down after flashing into a contending position. last week and a broken leg suffered by Robin Morning before the start of the Games hurt the women's chances';'-''But Kidd bouriiSBffback-'to'fin ish fifth in the me'nV giant'sla ga, Dick Chaffee and Spider Sabich all in the top 15. .And today, Miss Nagel, a 16 year-old schoolgirl who wa: moved'up to the starting Olym pic team, along with 18-year-ok Miss Cutter, just'a few days before the competition began, was in command as the women prepared to make their second and final run in the slalom—with combined time for the two' runs determining the medalists. Judy- zipped past the finish line in-40.19 seconds.for-a lead of .08 seconds over Miss Goit- schel. Miss Greene, the World Cup champion, was third in 41.45. , Miss Fortna had a run of 41.31, which would have put her in third place, and Kiki, -an overwhelming favorite with .the international galleries, also was near the top with a 41.46 clock- place finish behind winner Jo- .hanna Schul of the Netherlands I in the women's 3,000-meter speed skating and Army Cpl. Ralph C. Wakely, Murray, Utah, was the top American, 27th, in the biathlon. His time was one hour, 27 minutes, 32.9 seconds. The event was won by the Winter Olympics, and no one is more maligned, more feared, more cultivated and more pampered. They're the judges of the figure skating competition. "They can take a dislike to terrible luck, .for kids," said Bob "It's just these great Beattie, coach of the U;S. Alpine team, • who has - struggled through injuries to four of his top men and women skiers while chasing the elusive medal cluster he had hoped for. Beattie said Wendy, Rosie and Kiki had missed one gate apiece on the upper part of .the course. But Miss Cutter, who said she "was sure she had missed a gate," was not disqualified, and held fourth place going into the second run. "I knew right away I missed It," said Wendy, who had blazed to an unbelievable clocking of 39.23 seconds on the 425-meter, 56-gate 'downhill racing strip. "I was going too fast—they (the gates) were coming at me too fast. By the time I realized it, I couldn't have made it anyway. It was 25 or 30 gates below the start." Beattie said the course was extremely fast and the gates were so arranged that they were difficult to approach. "But you couldn't take it easy; you had to go all out regardless of the conditions," n* said. "We ttill have a chance for a gold medal. Our rash of injuries set us back but now we are .e- bounding. These kids are great fighters." Injuriw Elliott and Jim' Barrows -contributed to the Americnns' dis- mil fjnlsh In the men's downhill to .Billy Kidd, Jere ing. While the U.S. girts were experiencing ups-and-downs on the slopes, American champion Tim Wood of Bloomfield Hills, Mich.., was one'. step ' behind three European- leaders after the first two compulsory figures in men's figure sk atingcompeti- tion. . ' * * .* Emmerich Danzer of Austria, the World .and European champion, took the lead by two-tenths of a point over countryman Wolfgang Schwarz, .with Patrick Pera of France third and Wood fourth". Wood moved up from fifth aft- .er the first figure, a ."back outside three-change three," and his manager, Carl W, Grani of New York; said he expected the 19-year-old U.S. champ to con : tinue to move upward in the remaining three figures Wednesday. Gram said Wood skated .a very bad first figure, but did much better on. the second, a "forward outside rocker," in climbing within 18 points .of Danzer. "I expect him to;db:better still as we go ahead, 1 ' Gram said. •':'-.• Former 1:13:45.9. Warm weather and rain forced still another postponement in the singles luge (small sled) race. The hockey team scored four times in the last 10 minutes of the second period to break it open against West Germany. Doug Volmer of Minneapolis had two goals in the burst, while Lou Nanne, Minneapolis and Army Pvt. Larry. Pleau, stationed at Ft. Campbell, Ky., had the others. Don Ross'of St. Paul, Joe Morrison of Minneapolis, John Cunniff. of Boston and Paul Hurley of Bloomington, Minn., were the other American scorers. American champion Gary Visconti of Detroit held fifth place after the first two tracings, 27.8 points behind the leader. : Sweden's Toini Guslafsson captured her second gold medal —and the second for her country—by winning the women's five-kilometer cross-country ski race. < Controversy., crept into the weather-besieged luge (small sled) competition, which had the last of four/singles runs I called off after, three East Ger-' man girls, who stood 1-2-4 alter three heats, were' disqualified for heating the runners of their sleds, Moving For Bluebonnet HOUSTON (AP) - The 1968 Bluebonnet Bowl football game may be played in the Astrodome-.'• Since it was launched in 1959 Ihe Bluebonnet Bowl has been slayed in Rice University Sta dium. . However, a bowl spokesman said Monday playing the 1 game in the air conditioned domed structure has been discussed by Bluebonnet and Astrodome officials. "We're on a year to year con ract with Rice," the spokesman said. "Ordinarily we have to signify by Feb. 1 whether we plan to exercise the option. However, Rice has given us until April 1 to decide if we want ;o play in Rice Stadium this rear." Colorado and Miami participated in the ninth annual Bluebonnet Bowl game last year and bowl officials annouced that each will receive $114,000. The Houston Oilers of the American Football League announced last Saturday they will play future home games in the Astrodome. The Oilers have played in the Rice Stadium the past three years. you if they don't like the way you fix your hair, and they can mark you .down for it," said one of the lady competitors. "This sport always has been riddled with politics," commented one official of the American team. "You put your whole career in their hands." The judges are a strange and mysterious group. They stand around the ice in long coats and with their arms loaded with papers and rating cards. In the school figures, in which the competitors trace intricate designs on the ice, they get down on their hands and knees to examine the tracings. It's a peculiar sight. .You'd think they were looking for a lost contact lens. The Iron Curtain judges—the Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Romania, etc. almost always downgrade the Western skaters. The Western judges hit back by low-rating the Reds. The International Figure Skating Federation recently took note of the discrepancies in nuiiiiiiiiiuinw Cage Pros By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NBA Monday's Result Chicago 112, Cincinnati 104, overtime Today's Games Los Angeles at Baltimore San Diego at Chicago Philadelphia vs. San Francisco at Oakland Boston at Detroit Cincinnati vs. St. Louis at Syracuse, N.Y. Wednesday's Games Boston vs. Detroit at New York .... San Diego at New York Philadelphia at Seattle ABA Anaheim 145, Houston 142, et Dallas 114, Denver 101 New Jersey 118, New Orleans 109 Kentucky 131, Pittsburgh 107 Today's Garnet Kentucky at Anaheim Oakland at Indiana Wednesday'i Game* New Orleans at Houston Indiana at Minnesota Spring Into Spring ... HOLLAND BULBS IN BLOOM Tulips, Hyacinths and Jonquils Your BankAmericard Welcome Here! McADAMS GREENHOUSES 206 East Davis • Ph. 763*8121 Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent Phon. PO 3-3361 607 N. 6th Influenced by the past record and they give good marks on po- ential .instead of grading the .kater strictly on what he does at the moment. It's ridiculous and frustrating—and unchange- ible." judging and called for the end of politics. The plea apparently fell on deaf ears. Blytheville joins the poor side of town in basketball, too, next year. Re-alignment in the AAA basketball division for 1968-69 will put the Chickasaws in an eastern AAA grouping with Jonesboro, McClellan, Jacksonville, West Memphis and Helena. Announcement- of this was made by BHS Principal D. B. Meador, who is a member of the Arkansas Athletic Associa- lion's executive committee. In football next year, Meador explained, the Chickasaws will be AAAA; however, this doesn't figure to change their schedule In any way . . . they'll still be competing in the eastern division, by and large. In basketball, they'll compete in AAA. This -situation will be cleared up, Meador said, in the November meeting when it is expected Never Idle Gets His Test At Oaklawn HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Never Idle, an Arkansas-bred from Gene Goff's vast Verna Lea farm at Fayetteville, will get his first home state test today when he goes against, seven other 3-year-olds in the $4,000 Central Cities Purse at Oaklawn Park. A bay.son of Noholme II who was recently syndicated by Verna Lea for $1,000,000 : is ex"You have to watch your! pected to dominate the wager- manners," said one competitor, ing in the 5% furlong event ,by 'You must be sure to smile at virtue of two impressive victor:he judges and treat them nice." Families and coaches of figure skaters have been known to wine and dine judges to curry ;heir favor. It works. The word around the Stade de !Iace here in the Winter Olym- ilcs is that Emmerich Danzer >f Austria, the world champion, ms lost favor with the judges and may be beaten out of an Olympic gold medal. "He's become awfully cocky," a rival said. "The judges notice that." Said one coach: "The judges rate a performer on yesterday, today and tomorrow—not just today. They are pi Law, carrying ies at Tropical Park in December. The colt has been in-training here since his Florida campaign. Under the allowance conditions of the race, Never Idle will have the advantage of a 117 pound impost, five less than assigned to Everett Lowrariee's top-weighted Spot Luck, winner of three races as a juvenile. Spot luck is likely to be the second choice. An unknown factor and the possible threat is Mrs. Merle Schrader's Mississippi Law, a full brother to Mississippi Mama, a stakes winner. Missisip- 114 his pound, racing will be making debut. ""• • Mississippi Law is trained by Doug Davis Jr., the developer of Mississippi Girl. Davis also entered G. M. Holtsinger's Count. Book (116) but the two colts will not be coupled in the betting. Completing the field are Blue Chip Stable's Rollington Road (114), Velda C. Carrier's Crossfire (116), Elmer Rorick's Ski Tramp. (119) and G. F. Galloway's Beacon Road (116). Never Idle will be ridden by Emedes Hinojosa. G, F. Galloway's Rewarder finished first in the $5,000 Lincoln Birthday Purse but was placed third after stewards upheld two foul claims. Marion H. Van Berg's Teutopolis was declared the winner and B. D. Bren and D. H. Kipnis' Dardanus was placed second. Teutopolis returned $6.40, $5 and $3. Dardanus paid 5$.60 and $3.20 while Rewarder paid $3.20 to show. L. H. Grimes' Tenor (36.80) and Cox and Hammond's Padded Puppett (9) combined for a 228.40 daily double. that the AAAA classification will be voted in all sports. The power of Ihe basketbf^j-------• lineup will reside in the Central ^" r AAA division where Central, |t Ilorace Mann, and Hall of Little!" Rock join iNorth Little Rock,sv, Fort Smith Northside, El Dora- 2 do and Pine Bluff. Like the eastern division, th« west is composed of also rans; Fort Smith Southside, Hot"'"!' 1 Springs', Texarkana, Fayetfle- 3 ''-'ville and Springdale. "\ ' :;v Schools with the nccessa'ry r 1,500 enrollment'to go AAAA ; -' - a were Central, Northside ancfr" ;:;:; North Little Rock. ;K '- l: -'~In addition,. El Dorado, Hall, ,'•"''••; Horace Mann and 'Pine Bltttf" ' voted to join the top classifi™ •_'•- cation. . . ' v": -' Next year's tournament prcfojf."''.'''? ably will combine the AAA affi|" "'':'''- AAAA teams, Meador figures/'- .-with 16 of the 18 invited to par*. : "- JJ ticipate. . ':• K " r - for • count down to enjoyment GO KING EDWARD Amtrici'i Ltrstst Selling Cigar EVERYBODY BRINGS THE TOUGH MACHINE JOBS TO BARKSDALE 325 South Broadway Manufacturing and Machine Workt PO 2-2911 Blytheville parents say: It stands to reason that a thriving community has more to offer any family . . . with prosperous ttores and markets that are able to provide you with the services you need, and an attractive, modern shopping center that Is a pleasure to visit! People who work here benefit too, . r from jobs your dollars help to create! : YOU'LL FIND EVERYTHING YOU NEED RIGHT HERE AT HOME! Local firms offer a wide variety of goods and services for the same prices you'd pay elsewhere and often for less! BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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