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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 23, 1968
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UELAX A LITTLE - BIytheville High basketball team managers Mark Day, Mike Henderson and Donnie Stout, have a little time to catch their breath now that the regular season is over. Presently assisting in the post- season practice sessions, the trio contributed long hours throughout the 29-game schedule in keeping track of balls, shooting charts, uniforms and the many other facets of the cage routine. (Courier News Photo) Rematch A Mis-match Not Even Close It Could Be Or It Could By JACK STEVENSON I Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - A sparkling "diamond and one" defense sends UCLA's Bruins after their second straight National Collegiate basketball title tonight against North Carolina. They designed the strategy strictly for Houston's AH-American Elvin Hayes and the Bruins worked it to perfection. They limited the "Big E" to 10 points in whipping the Cougars 101-69, Houston's first loss of the year after 32 straight victories, 31 Ihis season. North Carolina won its way into the NCAA finals with a convincing 8Q-66 triumph over Ohio State. Larry Miller, another All-American, paced the attack with 20 points, most for any player in the semifinals. The Bruin-Tar Heel nationally televised finals is scheduled for 7 p.m. PST, following the 5 p.m. consolation between Houston and Ohio State. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer CCCOA, Fla. (AP) - Grady •Hatton thinks the Houston Astros' 1068 pitching staff could be the best in baseball. If he's not whistling in the dark, opposing National League hitters will be going from feast to famine in the Astrodome. Houston pitching was the 'worst, on paper, in the majors last season. But Manager Hatton counts on a stockpile of strong, young arms to thrust the •Astros out of a six-year second ^division rul this year. They finished ninth in 1967—32% games tfff tlie pace. .? "Pitching looks like our ^strength," said Hatton, pointing lout, that 22 Imrlers with prior §)ig league experience were bat- riling for 11 jobs with the club. ;"Last year the pitching looked •;bad after the defense collapsed •and got the pitchers in hot waiter." ; Denny Lemaster, acquired m >a winter trade With Atlanta, 16;game winner Mike Cuellar and '"hard-throwing youngsters Doa slVilson, a 10-9 including a no-hit*ter and Larry Dierker, 6-5 in -half a season, form the nucleus ••of" the staff. The bullpen has i ; bcen bolstered by the addition ibf' veteran Fred Gladding, ob- .Hained from Detroit to complete ••the Ed Mathews deal. * ; To plug a gap in their defense, ralso the poorest in the league »last year, the Astros plan to go ;wilh rookie Hector Torres at : shortstop. Torres, a fancy field- 1'er, hit only .214 in the Pacific •s Coast League. j Denis Menke, obtained with ; Lemaster from the Braves for : shortstop Sonny Jackson and "first baseman Chuck Harrison, •vcan step in at short if Torres States. Menke batted .227 and ,'Xemaster had a 9-9 pitching Coach John Wooden said the special defense placed Lynn Shackelford on the 6-foot-9'/4 Hayes while the rest of the team formed a diamond with 7-foot Lew Alcindor under the basket. "It was designed to keep Hayes from getting the ball, and if he got it, it would be outside," Wooden explained. When he did get it outside, Mike Lynn usually -had a band right in front of his face. Shackelford scored 17 points, second only to the 19 each by Lynn, Alcindor and Lucius Allen as all five starling Bruins hit in double figures. Playmaker Mike Warren contributed 14. Hayes made only three field goals and four free throws for his 10 points and the Uclans collected equally as many points on five goal-tending calls against the Houston ace. Coach Guy Lewis of Houston COURIER NEWS PAGE EIGBT Saturday, Msrcn 23, 1968 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiniiMiiniiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Denny Lemaster record for Atlanta. I Doug Itader, .333 in 47 games, Another tentative defensive | at first. move could switch left fielder j Rookie catcher Hal King, who hit .288 and rapped 30 homers in the minors last season, could wrest, the starting job from John Bateman, who's trying to rebound off a dismal .190 season. "Our run production was greater than ever last year — fourth in the league," Hatton said. "But our defense was Ron Davis to center and station slugger Jim Wynn in left. Wynn ripped 37 homers and knocked in 107 runs last year, hut hit only .249. Davis, who batted .256, Wynn and right fielder Rusty Staub, the NL's fifth leading batter at .333, give .Houston one of the league's finest outfield trios. The rest of the infield also appears set, with Bob Aspromonte, .294, at third, Joe Mor- miserable. "If we get enough pitching and tighten our defense we can be real tough. We aim to move gan, .275, at second and young | up several notches." Uo Jo Makes Hawk toff ense Be Go-Go ?: By RON KAPOPORT "Associated Press Sports Writer r, NEW YORK (AP) - Jo Jo £White would be the last one to ^underestimate his shooting ability, but he's just as happy tliat She doesn't have to put it on dis- |play all the time, a" "I know I have a good shot," :;says White, who directed Kan< r. sas into the final of the National •^Invitation Basketball Tourna- £rnent against Dayton today. •••"But if things are going well, Sl'm content to sit 'back and run sine ball club. = A 6-foot-3 guard, White aver- 5 aged 15.8 points a game during i5 the season, a less than astro- |nomica! figure, but good enough Klo top the Jayhawks and lead Hthem into their third post-season 5 tournament in a row. They a made the NCAA playoffs the '•last two years. 8 A first-semester senior, White sis a cinch to have scored more than 1,000 points when his college career ends next January and is likely to be the fourth highest scorer in Kansas history. That might not seem like much until you see that the three players ahead of him are Clyde Lovellette, Wilt Chamberlain and Walt Wesley. "I know it sounds like a phony or corny expression," says the muscular 196-pounder, "but I don't care if I score or not. AH I care about is winning." "Our offense is built around the big men up front,"—the Kansas front line is Dave Nash, 6-10, Rodger Bohnenstiehl, 6-6, and Bruce Sloan, 6-5-" so why should I try to change it. "If the situation demanded, we could clear out one side and I could go onc-on-one with anybody, but we win this way and that's the main thing." White is sure to be a high draft choice in Use pro Tanks, but because of his extra semester of eligibility he won't be picked until next year. Before, then, there is the Olympics and then practice. He usually doesn't miss 10 days out of the year on the court. SLC Stars The Southland Conference's two all-everything basketball players—Abilene Christian's John Ray Godfrey and Trinity's Larry Jeffries—have made it unanimous. For the third straight year, the two All-America stars have been named to the all-conference, team without a dissenting vote by the five coaches engaged in balloting. Godfrey, a 6-3 veteran who sparked ACC's harrowing race to the conference championship, is the only senior on the six-player lineup. Bight behind Jeffries, a junior, and Godfrey in the voting were sophomore Eddie Stalling? of UT at Arlington and junior Earl Dow of Lamar Tech; Tied for the fifth place were freshman Felix Thruston of Trinity and sophomore Jim Nicholson of Lamar Tech. Jeffries, who led Trinity to the NCAA college division regional semi-finals despite a 5-3 record inside the conference, led the league in conference game scoring with a 29.6 average. Godfrey hit at a 27.5 point clip and Stallings scored at the rate of 24.6 points a game. Godfrey and Jeffries are the lone repeaters from last year's team. Mike Burk of Arkansas State fell back to the second team this time after first-team recognition as a junior. Joining Burk on the second' team are John Shetton of UT Arlington, Wendell Stewart of Abilene Christian, David Renn of Arkansas State, and Phil Endicott of Lamar Tech. . Shelton is a junior and Endicott a sophomore; the others are seniors. FIRST TEAM SLC Score . Player & School — Hgt. Wgt. Class Average John Ray Godfrey, Abilene Christian 6-3 175 Sr. 27.5 Larry Jeffries, Trinity 6-3 207 Jr. 29.6 Eddie Stallings, UT Arlington 6-3 180 Soph 24.6 Earl Dow, Lamar Tech 6-0 170 Jr. 19.0 Felix Thurston, Trinity fi-6 196 Fr. 14.0 Jim Nicholson, Lamar Tech 6-4 190 Soph 21.0 SECOND TEAM Player & School — Hgt. Wgt. Class Average SLCScore David Renn, Arkansas State 6-5 190 Sr. 16.3 Wendell Stewart, Abilene Christian 6-8 210 Sr. '14.6 John Shelton, UT Arlington 6-2 195 'Jr. 18.0 Mike Burk, Arkansas State 6-7 198 Sr. 17.3 Phil Endicott, Lamar Tech 6-7 210 Soph 12.8 HONORABLE MENTION Jirn Bowles and John Lynch, Trinity; Larry Adams, Abilene Christian; Ronnie Brown and Gary Crane, Arkansas State. commented, "No basketball \ team in the world could have beaten UCLA." Alcindor grabbed 18 rebounds in a game which saw UCLA grab a commanding 53-31 halt- time lead ,as Shackelford and Allen bombed from outside to the delight of the Los Angeles Sports Arena crowd of 15,742. That big lead ruined the Houston game plan and the pressing defense not only throttled Hayes, who had averaged 37.7 points a game during the season, but held the Houston team to a 28.2 shooting percentage.. 1J5W ALCINDOR (left) and Elvin Hayes of Houston leap for tip-off. ... UCLA hit 43 out of 83 for 81.8 per cent and gained revenge for the 71-69 loss to Houston in January, which left the Cougars rated No. 1 nationally and the Bruins second. After beating Ohio State, Coach Dean Smith of North Carolina commented, "Bill Bunting played the greatest game of,his career." Bunting, a 6-9 junior, guarded Ohio State star Bill Hosket and did it well, in addition to scoring 17 points. Hosket, after scoring 14, fouled out with 9% minute's left. - •.-.' ;; : < Rather Fight Than Switch LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Attorneys for five members of the state Game and Fish Commission said Friday that Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller missed an opportunity to move toward ousting members of the commission when he failed to introduce enabling legislation at the February special session. Rockefeller was prohibited late last year from proceeding with ouster hearings by an injunction issued by Chancellor John Jernigan of Little Rock. The hearings had been scheduled to get underway last December. The governor has removal powers under Amendment 35 according to the attorneys for the coinmissioners, but enabling legislation is required. The attorneys said in a brief filed Friday with the state Supreme Court that Rockefeller had failed to take advantage of an opportunity to enact the en abling legislation. The brief was i filed in the governor's appeal of Jernigan's in'unction. ,, iiUiillllllilllliU. ..^'. Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ORLANDO, Fla.— Willie Johnson, 196, Miami, Fla., drew with Moses Harrell, 199, St. Petersburg, Fla., 10. BOLOGNA, Italy — Eduardo Corletti, 197, Argentina, scored a technical knockout over Francisco San Jose, 182%, Spain, at 2:50 of the fifth round. CAEN France— Jean Baptists Holland, France, knocked out Jesse Green, St. Paul, Minn., 4, welterweights. ROME-L.C. Morgan, 146, Youngstown, Ohio, and Angel Garcia, Cuba, 143, drew, 10. ', TOKYO (AP) - Japan took a commanding M lead over South Korea today in Davis Cup Eastern Zone tennis play. 1968 CAMARO Sports Coupe $2287 FULL PRICE BOB SULLIVAN Chevrolet-Cadillac Call or See Us Today 1400 S. Div. PO 3-4578 NEW YORK (AP) - High- scoring Jean Ratelle and Rod Gilbert have been selected as the most popular New York Rangers by 78,000 members of New York's Catholic Youth Organization. The linemates will receive their awards before j Sunday night's Ranger-Toronto I National Hockey League game at Madison Square Garden. 'New Season' Brings Bad News With It By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Jeff Mullins opened, a new National Basketball Association season and that was bad news for the St. Louis Hawks. I haven't played that well against them all year," Mullins said Friday night after scoring 29 points and leading San Francisco past division champion St. Louis 111-106 in the first game of the best-of-seven Western semifinals. "But when the playoffs begin, we figure it's a whole new season." It was the same old hat for Wilt Chamberlain. The great center scored 37 points, grabbed 29 rebounds and handed out sevr en assists, sparking the defending NBA champion Philadelphia Will the adjustment into theirs to a 118-110 victory over faster pro game be a problem after playing Kansas' deliberate style? "I played pattern ball my first two years in high school and ran the last two years and I've played in games where everything depended on me. I prefer to run, but it doesn't make any difference." TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Today's program at Toledo Raceway was canceled because of a four-inch snowfall which blanketed the track. Racing will resume Monday. New York in the opening of the Eastern Division semifinals. San -Francisco plays at St. Louis again tonight, and Philadelphia is at. New York;' ; In regular season American Basketball Association action Friday night, Denver downetl Dallas 110-92, New Orleans topped Houston 1H-88 and Kentucky drubbed Indiana 119-106. With the score tied 77-all after three quarters at St. Louis, Mullins poured in'1? of his paints to bring the Warriors the victory. One of his field goals put San Francisco ahead W stay 94-93. Another clinched it by making the score 109-106 with about 10 seconds left: Rudy LaRusso contributed 23 points to the Warriors' attack. Don Ohl led St. Louis with 26 while'Bill Bridges got 21 and Paul Silas 20. New York led 69-59 with 8:46 left in the third' period at Philadelphia but, sparked by Chamberlain and Wally Jones the 76ers roared back to move ahead 82-76 at the end of the quarter. New York could not catch up. Jones finished with 23 points. Willis Reed topped New York with 38 and Dick Barnett added 29; • BIytheville Business College Farmers Bank Bldg. 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The Price Is Down Also, you don't have to tic your money up in more costly equipment . . . \Vc have everything you need to apply anhydrous Ammonia: • Applicators • Nurestanks • Shank & Knife Assemblys • AM Parts If You Want To Build Your Own Applicator to use with Hipper Ridgers, or Bedders. • Delivery Service PHONE 2-2005 TODAY! 7 A.M. 'TIL 5 P.M. AFTER HOURS PHONE: PO 3-4212 PO 3-8071 PO 3-8457 Allen Petroleum Co. 2604 W. R«« Blythtville, Ark. We Sell Super Shell Products and Give Super Shell Service. GALE WILP, GENERAL MANAGER

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