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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 19, 1968
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Mark "** OS 5 *> \K* ^n*^ VY! r A * V-<•••*• ^> *•-"v^^£> i*£f*%«" ^'^ ' ' •^** *&' 3 FLAWLESS STYLE of America's Peggy Fleming has made her a winner at the Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. Peggy, who halls from Colorado Springs, is seen here in a spinning flip during a figure skating practice session at the game cite. Cougars, Bonnies Available For Bids By MIKE RECFIT The $jjt thickens as most of the maJ5r college conference basketball races remain muddled on;;iha eve of post-season tournament bids, but Houston and St. jjjonaventure leave little suspense?among the independents. -,J The unbeaten Cougars and Bonnies|ranked No. 1 and No. 4 week foriflll but two—Tennesse and New Mexico—of the To Ten teams and appear certai to get the first bids this week. HoustJJfi, after stomping M: ami, Fife early in the week an then Air;Force 106-82 Saturdaj in Houston for its 23rd victor} is likelyilfo be the first selection for the325-team NCAA tourna merit. •? St. Boriaventure, idle Satur day after an early week triumph over Seton Hall, sports an 18-0 record and could be the 14-team NIT's first pick. However, only second-ranked UCLA, figured a shoo-in for the Pacific-8 Conference crown, has an NCAA bid all but wrapped up among the conference teams. The Bruins, 20-1 after clobbering Oregon and then Oregon State 88-71 Friday and Saturday respectiSf ly, led an impressive stal£ 88 ' 71 Krida y and Saturday week fofifall but two-Tennesse at home ' are 94 in tno lea & ue but must play second place Southern California, 8-1, March Amateurs Away Slam-B&ng action continued in the Blytheville area boxing matches'.'^ Saturday night, the bouts serving as warmups for next we~ek's Mid-South championships at Jackson, Tenn., on Feb. 29, Mar. 1-2. A crowd estimated at 500 persons saw ten matches and each of the contests brought its own excitement. Six of the bouts ended in decisions, three were decided by technical knockouts, and the remaining match resulted in a second round knockout. Isbell Jackson decisioned Ricky Warren in the evening's inaugural event. Wes Ploror halted Bill Hurst on a TKO in round two of their three-rounder just before Paul dropping into a first place tie with the Redskins at 5-2. The other Top ten tedm, Columbia, No. 6, crushed Harvard 116-56 at home for its 13th straight victory and 17th in 20 games, but it didn't crack an Ivy League deadlock for first place with Princeton, 17-4. Both are 9-1 after the Tigers whipped Yale 74-71. Columbia and Princeton clash March 2, with the winner likely tc get an at-Iarge bid to the NCAA. In other conference races, Davidson holds a half game lead over West Virginia after humbling host George Washington 85-72 but a post-season tournament will decide that cb?~" '' Iowa took the Big Ten . a half game over Ohio State and Northwestern with a home court 69-61 victory over Wisconsin at Minnesota 83-79 and the Wildcats beat Michigan State 69-61 at home. Iowa and Ohio State crack heads Tuesday night. Baylor had its Southwest Conference Jead shaved to a iialf game over Texas A&M, TCU and Texas by losing to visiting A&M 67-63. By MORRIS ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer GRENOBLE, France (AP) The Winter Olympics, beset by injury and warm weather, ended in controversy and anger, and possibly set the stage for more of the same at the Summer Olympics next October. Tile administrative antics off the ice and snow all but overshadowed the athletes and such performances as Jean-Claude Killy's sweep of the men's Alpine skiing, Eugenio Monti's two victories in the bobsleds and a pair of gold medals for Toini Gustafsson in the women's cross-country skiing. However, it did not shake U.S. pride in skaters Peggy Fleming, Terry McDermott, Tim Wood, Diane Holum, Jenny Fish and Mary Meyers, nor its disappointment in the injury-prone U.S. skiers and the hockey team. In all, the United States apartheid policy of segregation to participate with an integratec team. ».»fj| There also is some fear of a Russian pullout after the Soviet Union denounced the IOC dect Cook earned Ricky Ford. a decision over Ronnie Connell and Ezell Davis tangled in a three-rounder and Conell came away with the judge's decision. Bill Jefferson decisioned Joe Taylor in bout five and Tom Taylor TKO'd Woody Spoly in the second round of their encounter. Richard Connell squared off against Hosie Hawkins and the BHS gridder earned a win by derision. Olher bouts saw Larry Cassidy get a TKO over Ed Stazis, Randall West score a knockout over Raymond Wallace and SnaK Hamilton decisioned Tom Hyd Most conference winners receive automatic bids. Elsewhere, the tension grows, particularly in the Southeastern Conference where three of the Top Ten teams are involved. Tennessee, No. 7, dropped a 75-63 decision at Nashville to ninth-rated Vanderbilt following a fiO-59 heart-breaking loss to eighth-ranked Kentucky. Kentucky slopped Mississippi md took a I'/z-game lead with in 11-3 league record, 17-4 over- 11. Tennessee, 15-5, and Van- erbilt, 17-4, are tied for second t 9-4. * * + Kentucky plays at tough Georia tonight and closes its season t home March 2 in a showdown gainst Vanderbilt. Vandy must ake on Georgia later this week, vhile Tennessee has left six of Me j^^k Jeadg the M , s . IE SEC s less successful clubs. sourl Valle by Uvo Third-ranked North Carolina, 1-1. followed victories over lorth Carolina State and demon witli a narrow 84-80 escape ver South Carolina at Char- Duke, 10th ranked and second to North Carolina in the Atlantic Coast Conference, ran over visiting Temple 92-57 Saturday after a league triumph over Wake Forest. The Tar Heels and Blue Devils meet March 2, but the ACC title is decided in a post-season conference tournament. New Mexico, 20-2, put its No. 5 ranking and the Western Athletic Conference crown in jeopardy by losing at Utah 71-64 and finished with one gold medal five silver and one bronze—a to tal of seven, one more than in 1964. The Games officially closed Sunday night in traditional ceremonies at the Grenoble ice rink and the extinguishing of the Olympic flame, which burned for 12 days and nights for 37 countries. It will be relit in Mex- co City and more countries will >e represented, as usual for the Summer Games. But a number vho normally would compete now look doubtful. A bloc of predominately Negro African nations have pulled out, protesting an International Olympic Committee decision to allow South Africa with its JiiiiiBiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiHiuin, Hockey sion. 'Without Russia the Olympics Games would still be the Olympic Games," said Frank Braun, president of the South African Olympic Association. "In any case, I cannot see Russia with drawing—not with all those medals at stake." He added that there is "not a ghost of a chance of us withdrawing" as an act of self sacrifice should Russia withdraw. And while that turmoil bubbled, Austria and Karl Schranz still raged over Killy's victory in the special slalom by default Saturday. Killy, the Games' top performer with victories in the downhill, giant slalom and special slalom, accomplished the rare triple that only Toni Sailer of Austria had done before in 1956. But the speeding Frenchman needed two disqualifications—Schranz and Hakkon Mjoen of Norway—to win, and send thousands of Frenchmen celebrating and an equal number of Austrians screaming "foul." 'It was an unjust decision," said Schranz, who was disquali- : ied with Mjoen for missing *ates in the second heat after ;heir .times beat Killy's clock- ing. Schranz claimed an unidentified onlooker hindered him on the foggy course, causing him to miss the gate, but the International Skiing Federation threw out his protest, saying he missed the gate before the onlooker impeded him. A press conference called by the Austrian team to present its a ••-«..* * ^,KL.II jicirauiciii East Germany also left with a bitter taste after three of its girl lugers, running 1-2-4 in the singles, were disqualified for heating the runners on their sleds against Olympic rules. There also was a minor battle between the Ski Federation and IOC over the use of manufactur- ^ „. JIIULULU^IUI- uuici (juufiuies ma ers trademarks on skis, and a j Games with injuries. speed skating. Misses Holurn ot Northbrook, 111., Meyers of St. Paul, Minn., and Fish ol Strongsville, Ohio, finished in an unprecedented three-way tie for second place in the women's 500. All got silvers. Miss Holum got the other U.S. medal, a bronze, with a third- place finish in the 1,000. Killy, of course, was superb as he protected his calling as the world's greatest amateur skier and led France's domination of Alpine skiing as Marielle Goitschel added a fourth gold —-7 —: ••- «. ..«. , medal for that country. Only reh, Vt., turned in fine runs in j Nancy Greene of Canada and • the special slalom only to be \ Olga Pall of Austria broke the disqualified for missing gates. French hold with Alpine victo- A number of athletes from ' other countries also left the retired for the rest of the games, and' ski jumper Georg Krog of Denver, .Colo., got caught in a cross wind in practice and landed on his head, suffering multiple injuries. For the women, Karen Budge of Jackson, Wyo., was injured in a freak training accident and never competed and Robin Morning of Santa Monica, Cal _ ™ r'~ u »'" 1 ' "a I iiiuiimig ui aama muiuua, \sal- case Sunday ended in angry j if., broke a leg before the games shouting with.French newsmen. ' ""' began. The youthful group of Judy Nagel of Enu'mclaw, Wash., Kiki Cutter of Bend, Ore., Wendy Allen of San Pedro, Calif., and Rosie Fortna of War- protest by skiers against'the use of classification runs to determine starting positions in the slalom. Warm weather, fog and rain added to the headaches by forc- Ahd the U.S. hockey team finished a dismal sixth, its worst ever, with a 2-4-1 record. was not all bad news for the Americans. Miss Fleming of Colorado ^ _„ ^j *. U n, imuu » i wiiiug MI vuiuiauo ing numerous luge and bobsled (Springs, Colo., sparkled as she postponements and finally ab- lived up to expectations by win- breviating the events. ning the gold medal in the wom- The U.S. ski team had just as! en's figure skating, many problems in competition, | . Wood of Bloomfield Hills failing to capture a medal amid (Mich., picked up a surprise sil- injuries and disqualifications. | ver in the men's as Wolfgang! SnVlU7Qt"7 (if Aiiefpin «>A*-. ,,,U:1« ries. Monti of Italy, nine-time world champion, won his first gold medals in. the two-and four-man bobs. Norway finished with six gold medals, one more than Russia, and everyone headed home, some wearing casts, many disappointed, others red in the face with anger. liniiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniin^ COURIER NEWS I Among the men, Billy Kidd of Stowe, Vt., America's top hope, twisted an ankle in practice and never regained top form; Jere Elliott and Jim Barrows, both of Steamboat Springs, Colo., took heavy falls in the downhill and Schwarz of Austria won while his heavily-favored countryman, Emmerich Danzer, finished a m shocking fourth. . . iS PAGE EIGHT McDermott of Birmingham, IS , Mich., surprised by picking up a|| Monday ' FebruaIT " ""» silver in the men's 500-meter I ^lllllllliWillllHlNlllillllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllNllll A half game separates Kansas, Iowa Stale, Kansas State and Nebraska in the Big Eight with Kansas on top after beating Nebraska 71-60 at Lawrence. Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SEOUL, Korea - Kim Ki-soo, 159%, South Korea, outpointed Manfedo Alipapa, 160, Philippines, 10. CORDOBA, Argentina - Oscar Bonavena, Argentina, stopped Felipe Marich, Argentina, 6, heavyweights. CAGLIARI, Sardinia — Costanino Fiori, 128, Italy, out- pointed Antonio Villasante, 130, Uruguay, 8. National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Division W. L. T. Pts. GA GA Montreal .. 32 15 9 73 176 117 Chicago .. New York . 1 .1B7.146 Boston .... 27 20.10 64 Toronto ... 23 23..9.55 Detroit .... 20 27 10 50 .200.170 .149.129 187 193 Philadel. Minnesota . Los Ang. . St. Louis .. Pittsburgh Oakland ... West Division TWO BIG DAYS! Tuesday & Wednesday 25.23..8.58..136.135 22 24 10 54 142 169 24 28 5 53 149 180 20 27..9.49..143.163 Saturday's Results Chicago 7, Detroit 4 Montreal 4, Pittsburgh 3 Minnesota 2, St. Louis 1 New York 3, Toronto 2 Oakland 3, Boston 1 Sunday's Results New York 3, Philadelphia 1 Boston 6, Los Angeles 5 Chicago 7, Detroit 1 Today's Games No games scheduled Tuesday's Games No games scheduled LETS GO FISHING SPECIAL! THIS IS WHAT YOU GET: For Young Families THE CENTENNIAL POLICY For a 25-year old father, «il policy — together with t special Income feature — can guarantee enough Initial pro tectlon to pay hl» widow $40,000 over the years! Col is only $16.50 a month. CALL ME TODAYi MILES E. LEWIS PHONE PO 2-2504 Metropolitan Life ' '1 INSURANCE COMI'ANT Ksmmu I \ The Management Thanks You ... In appreciation of your continuing patronage, we extent/ this special offer to all our customers. Every Wednesday HAMBURGERS 5 H.P. 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