The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 15, 1968 · Page 11
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 11

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 15, 1968
Page 11
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IN TUNE WITH THE TIMES SOCK IT-TO ME, SOCK IT TO ME Dollar Plague Tennis By TOMMY THOMAS NBA Sport* Writer NEW YORK — (NBA) — Billie Jean King, formerly the top-ranked U. S. women's amateur tennis player, recently turned pro. She did it, of course, out of respect for her savings account. But as an amateur, Mrs. King was also hung up about money. She felt that most people spelled her sport -TENNI$. "That's the trouble with the sporfs image," she says. "I wish they would get it out of the country club so everyone wouldn't think it's just a game for rich kids." Billie Jean, 24, is ranked No. 1< in .women's singles ; for'the second straight year. She feels quite indebted to the game and wants . youngsters who may possess potential not to be discouraged because they may not also possess wealth. "I started playing on the public park courts In Long Beach, Calif., when I was 11," she recalls. "My dad worked for.the fire• department. My ' parents never had a dime to spend for lessons. I've played at Wimbledon the past eight years ..and my;-parents may get to go and see me this year for the" first time.'.' Another thing that dissatisfies the champ is the lack of knowledge of-^he. game, even among tennis fMffs': , "Tennis is sort of like basketball," she says. "The same, requirements are needed — speed, reflexes, stamina. The average person thinks it's just a couple knocking a ball back . and, forth,". Spectators at. a match will often clap for a fluke shot. Most of them don't know a backhand from a forehand. . "What tennis really needs is more exposure in the press. The public, of course, is in- Billie Jean King solved in so many things that you have to 'brainwash' them these days to get anything Suggestions Coming •**•** •• ' • «^ . • In For Rule Changes By WILL GMMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer . AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Will -our conservative golf fathers be -forced t» rewrite the rules-to conform with the jet and electronic age?; . . There were such suggestions •today after Roberto IX Vicenzo of Argentina, the grand old warrior of the world's fairways, was deprived of a shot at the rich Masters title. 'This will set golf back 10 years," grumbled one spectator after De Vicenzo had been charged with an extra stroke he didn't take simply because his : playing partner put down the • wrong figure and Roberto failed to catch it. It was as simple as that. -.*'*'* 'Golf rules ar« outdated," : said Fred Corcoran, tournament director of the International ' Golf Association and once, tour manager for the PGA. Qthers-Hord Hardin, ; -presi- ; dent of the U.S. Golf Asspcia- ; tion; Joe Day, executive director of the USGA and.Joe Black, former tour director of the PGA '-defended the rules. Lie Vicenzo apparently finished in t tie with.Bob Goalby • for the Masters crown with a 71-hole score of 277 only to be knocked down .to second place when it was discovered-that he had signed a card showing a 4 on the par 3 17th hole and a 66 instead of a 65. •]• \ •'.; ', . .' '''*.**• ; The mistake had been made by Tommy Aaron, ithe.Argen- tine'i playing partner, but under the existing rules it was Roberto's responsibility to chick it '"''•" " "• and sign it authoritative. The rule is No. 38: • * •* • * "After each hole, the marker shall check- the score with a competitor. On completion of the round the marker shall sign the card and hand it to the competitor. Should more than .one marker record the scores, each is responsible." In this case, Aaron was the marker for De Vicenzo and De Vicenzo the marker for Aaron. The third section, of the rule says: . "If a competitor returns a score for any hole lower than actually played, he shall be disqualified. A scorer higher than returned." • *' * * This marks the first time that such a penalty has been imposed in a major men's tournament,' .with the title 'affected. Corcoran said he believed that it was too much responsibility for a man to be forced to keep count of all his strokes and also those of his partner — and then have to attest to them. "It would be a simple thing for the tournament to provide a scorer," .Corcoran said. Day, who is sometimes called the Father of the Rules, said he thought Rule 38 was a just one. "I know of no golfer who would be willing to let another person be responsible for his across. About all the American press reports is how bad the tempers are among the players or arguments about rules and officials or something like that." She adds: "Roy. Emerson (another new pro recruit) is a fantastic athlete who is recognized anywhere he goes in Europe, South' America and his native Autsralia. But here; most sport fans wouldn't know him if they saw him." Although -outspoken, Billie Jean is a quite, amiable sort who enjoys listening to music, .reading and sailing with her husband, Larry, a law student at the University of California. That is, when she's not off -winning tennis tournaments. Billie Jean plans to play about three more years before retiring from competition and returning .to school to finish her studies. "I would eventually like to go to the poverty areas and teach tennis," . she. says. "There are some youhgters who could have the chance to travel and meet people if they became tennis players, opportunities they may not other-wise have. . "It's a great sport; But nobody knows it." actually played must stand -as | score," he said. Belgium" (AP) — Victor Van Schil of Belgium won the 115- mile Flech'e Brabanconne -on the Cycling Circuit Sunday. His time was 4 hours, 23 minutes. ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — Deidre Barnard, daughter of South African heart transplant surgeon " Christiaan Barnard, won the Australian senior women's water-ski jumping championship with a leap of 92 feet Sunday. .... . . BOSTON (AP) -> Tommy Addison, veteran linebacker and co-captain of the Boston Patriots, is headed for surgery for repair of torn cartilage in the left knee. Addison said he will enter Sancta Maria Hospital Tuesday BLYTHEVILLE LEGION ARENA WRESTLING Tuesday, April 16 ADULTS $1 —CHILDREN 50e NEW STARTING TIME — 8:15 DOUBLE MAIN EVENT RETURN MATCH 2 Out of 3 Falls — No Time Limit Winner Take All! JACKIE FARGO vs. BUSTER GORDON First Match 1-Hr. Time Limit Best 2 Out of 3 Falls Don Carson & Red Shadow .••'••i ''••'.•: VSi''-'..; : ' '"-; Ken Lucas & Corsica Jo« Archery Test Invites All Hall High School of Little Rock will sponsor the first annual state invitational open in- terseholastie and intercollegiate amateur .archery tournaments, Saturday, May 11, 1968. The tournaments, to be held on the Hall High football practice field, are open to any junior high or senior high student who attends a school which is a member of the Arkansas Athletic Association. All college and university amateur archers may participate: There will be championship trophies awarded for teams and individuals in the following divisions: Junior High Boys, Junior, High' Girls,' Senior High Boys, Senior High Girls, Collegiate Men, Collegiate Women. Awards shall be given to the first three place finishes in each of the six divisions. Any coach or students interested in entering a team or entering individually may obtain complete information and official entry blanks from the tournament manager, Gene Hooks, at Hall High School, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205. iBOWLJNG Sunday Night Mixed Doubles FINAL STANDINGS Phillips Ford 77 -31 WOSCO 72%-35& Team 10 64 -M Branscum 41 -67 West's 56 -52 Robertson's Kool Kats Mayes 45 -63 Guard's 44 -64 Liberty Supmkt 42%-66M; HIGH GAMES Jim Payne 544 TedByerly 191 Martha Halden 184 HIGH SERIES Jimy Payne 544 Ted Byerly 512 -Rachael Johnson 502 Martha Halden 472 WOSCO 2,325 Tuesday Twilight STANDINGS Jack's Shoes 74-50 Dreifus Jewelers 73 -51 Decker Ins. 6914-56% George Motors 68^-5514 Plaza Drugs 59 -64 Randall Co. 57H-66M; Hays Supmkt 56 -58 First Nail Bank 39&-8414 HIGH GAMES JoAnn Barlow 215 Aylce Hickerson 210 First Natl ' 909 HIGH SERIES Jo Ann Barlow 573 Carmen Mathis 517 Dreifus 2,598 SPLITS Helen Cotner 1-3-8-10 Ruth McClanahan 1-3-8-10 Barbara Cameron 1-2-10 Helen Shuck 3-7-10 Norita Crowe)! fi-7 Joyce Stovall 3.7-10 Wary Richardson 3-7-10 Martha Wagner 3-10 Biytnevm* (Ark.) Courier flews — Monday, April 18, 1M8 - r»sgt Eleven Little League Tryouts Now TAKE HOME PAY-Mrs. Sue Greer (left) and Airs. Ellen Burrow, assistant instructors of the Missco Gun Club, display the trophies which will be awarded to the top members of the gun class now being formed. (Courier News Photo) Class Is Set By Missco Club Roy Bray, chief instructor, of the Missco Gun Club, has announced that the Club and the Blytheville YMCA will jointly sponsor a women's basic small- arms class beginning April 23rd. The classes, whose purpose is to instruct women in, the .safe handling and proper methods of shooting firearms, will be held once weekly for six weeks. Three sessions will be at the Y building at 7:30 and three sessions at the Club's firing range near Burdette. Cost of the course will be $9.00 fo.r non-Y members and $7.00 for all Y members. All firearms, ammunition and targets will be furnished by the club. Instructors, besides Bray, will be Mrs. Sue Greer, Mrs. Ellen Burrow, Mrs. Becky Kouri, Mrs. Linda Rothrock, Mrs. Nancy Bray, Mrs. Pat Fendler and Mrs. Janice Ertel. * * * Women interested can register at the Y any day between eight and five o'clock. No new entrants will be accepted once the classes get underway, Bray pointed out. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP)—Canadian Mike Belkin defeated Jaime FiUol of Chile 2-6 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 and Nancy .Riche; of San Angelo, Tex., beat Australia's Lesley Turney Bowrey V-5, 6-0 Sunday in the finals ol the Masters Tennis Tournament. HOME GROWN EASTER FLOWERS LilJics, Azaleas, Mum Pots, Begonias & Geranium* fiflDO A P CO WITH THAT UUnOHUkO PERSONAL TOUCH PERMANENT FLOWERS For Home, Hospital or Cemetery YOUR BANKAMERICARD WELCOME HERE! McADAMS GREENHOUSES 206 E. 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