The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 16, 1968 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 16, 1968
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\SAYON(OW) A — Japanese wrestler Toru Tan« aka is in the process of nearly hvaing his ears removed by opponent Vie- Jbr Rivera in a recent Madison Square Garden Match. Tanaka expresses gome displeasure at the move. It might also be "described as 'Teahouse of "the August Moan-' ) 1 , Golfer Over Governor What Price Fame? Hayes Gets New Job, Bodyguard By MARTY RALBOVSKY THOY, N. Y. - The San Diego Rockets had a helluva time getting Elvin Hayes to sign a contract. First, they had to win a coin-flip with the Baltimore Bullets to get the draft rights to him. Then they had to wait for the NCAA Tournament to end in order to talk to him. To top it off, they had to outbid (he ABA Houston Mavericks and then- home town influence, to sign him. When everything was finally completed, and The Big E was signed and sealed, Bob Breitbard, the Rockets' owner, breathed a sigh of relief. Then the bomb dropped. Elvin Hayes, who signed to take $440,000 from San Diego, was going on a tour of his own. A tour of his own? Brcilbard almost fainted. He dispatched his chief scout, Max Shapiro, to find out what was going on. Shapiro immediately flew to Houston, just in time to find Elvin Hayes, suitcase packed. Shapiro jumped on the plane, flew to Albany, N. Y., and phoned to Breitbard. "It's true," he said. "Hayes is committed to a 10-city tour. Winds up in some place called Glens Falls." . "Offer (he promoter $10,000 „ to cancel the tour," ordered Breitbard. "We just can't take a chance on something happening to this kid." Shapiro relayed the offer. The promoter turned it down. Each of the cities had been ballyhooing Hayes' appearance and all the gyms were sold out. "AH right, Max," Breitbard said. "I've got a new job for yon. Make sure nothing happens to Elvin Hayes. Understand?" Shapiro got tbe message. He started coaching Ilayei' team, -: called The Start of Teiai, <m each ilop along the (our. He "«l*o occupied UM adjacent longest Night Game Ever Last Effort Wins By BON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Write Rusty Staub said things star ed getting pretty funny aroun the 17th inning. Roy Hofheinz 9 ficially sanctioned the humor o the situation five innings later. Two innings before the longes night game in major league his tory ended in; the Astrodom Monday night with Houston a 0 victor over the New Yor Mets — who else? — the follow ing legend appeared on Astros owner Hofheinz' psychedeli Scoreboard: "The judge says he's ready t go to bed ... let's score a run. "After about the 17th innin; everything sort of got funny, said Staub, who batted nin times in the six-hour, six-minut contest. The game outlasted b two innings the longest nigh game played previously, a 6' American League victory fo Washington over Chicago las year. "That was a three-package of-tobacco game, and I've jus got one chew left," said catch er-coach Buddy Hancken of th Astros. The game mercifully came I an end in typical Metsian fash ion, with an error letting in th run after eight pitchers had bal tied valiantly to preserve th scoreless deadlock. In the only other Nationa League games played, Los An geles rallied heroically to bea Pittsburgh 3-2 and St. Loui topped Atlanta 4-3 in 10 innings Shortstop Al Weis let grounder off the bat of Bob As promonte go through his leg and that sent in Norm Miller Legion Wrestling Brings Rematch No time and no disqualifica (ions wi!l be the rules in om of the two main events of wres tling tonight at Blytheville's Legion Arena. Promoter Herb Welch has agreed to Buster Gordon's re quest for a return match with Jackie Fargo after last week's battle between the two antag onists. The return match will be pre ceded by a tag team affair, one hour time limit, best two o! three falls, pitting Don Carson and Red Shadow against Corsica Joe and Ken Lucas. Carson and the Shadow were scheduled to head last Tuesday's card but at the last minute had to cancel their appearances. The action begins at 8:15. room to Elvin on the road and interceded for The Big E during all newspaper, radio and telvelsion interviews. Hayes' tour forced him to pass up the annual East-West College All-Star Gams in Indianapolis. It also made him ineligible for the 1968 Summer Olympics, which he planned to pass up anyway. "I need (he money," said Elvin. "I'm a married man with a child. Nobody is going to support my family except me. I'll play where the money is. College games are nice; so are the Olympics." "But, I'm a pro now ... " who led off with a single and advanced on a balk by Les Rohr and an infield out. "No, it didn't take a bad hop," said Weis afterwards. "I just blew it. .It went right through my'.legs." Tom Seaver was the first of the Met hurlers, giving up just two hits in 10 innings and retiring 22 batters in a row after the •third inning. Don Wilson did almost as we in the first nine innings fo Houston, but was long gone b the time Wade Blasingame, th fifth Houston pitcher, was offi cially declared the winner. The Dodgers won in a finis that would have made a write ef juvenile sports fiction blusl Bob Beale was breezing alon on -a one-bitter into the nintl but Jim Lefebvre's two-ou two-run homer beat him. The first Los Angeles run .0 the inning, scoring on an infiel out, was only the second score in 44 innings this season. Unt then, the Dodgers seemed likel to absorb their fourth shutou defeat in the five-game-old Be; son. Bill Singer, who gave up onl six hits himself, and retired 1 batters in a row at one stretch was the winner. Veale didn't a low a hit until the fifth whe Rocky Colavito singled. And in yet another last-innin; finish, Johnny Edwards cam up with a pinch single tha drove in the winning run for th Cards. Pat Jarvis and Bob Gib son had duelled 1-1 into the sev enth when Hank Aaron's home gave Atlanta a one-run bulge. But Roger Maris drove in tw runs in the eighth for the Card with a double and not till Da Maxvill singled in the 10th an rode home on Edwards' singl was the game decided. By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Spring has been a little late this year in Minnesota, but a heat wave is on the way. Big Bob Allison and the torric iBOWLJNG/ SHAMROCK LANES Household Executives STANDINGS Tigers And Then .liberty Supmkt B. V.'s toliday Inn ?hunderbirds Astros Alley Kats lurst's 3's HIGH GAMES 'rancis Gabrielson Holiday Inn HIGH SERIES lerry Thomas iberty Supmkt SPLITS Madeline McSpadden anice Veach 33 -19 33 -19 31 -21 29 -33 25 -27 25 -27 23 -29 22V4-29& 19J4-32V4 19 -33 202 484 507 1,372 4-7-10 6-7-10, Twins are coming home. While temperatures hovered around the freezing mark in Minneapolis-St. Paul Monday night, Allison continued his early-season hitting binge with two doubles and a triple at Baltimore as the unbeaten Twins whipped the Orioles 6-3 for their fifth straight road victory. Allison led American League hitters with a .550 average and the Twins topped the AL standings as they headed back to Minnesota for Wednesday's home opener against Washington. The Senators Wanked California 7-0 behind Camilo Pascual's six-hit, nine-strikeout pitching and the Oakland A's downed the New York Yankees 6-3 in American League day games. Detroit and Boston were rained out and Cleveland and Chicago were not scheduled. • Allison doubled in the second inning, tripled in the fourth and doubled again in the sixth—giving him eight hits in nine at-bats —before going out in his last two trips to the plate. The former Kansas fullback, who drove in one run and scored two, has gone ll-for-20 over-all, with four doubles, one triple and one homer. Right-hander Dave Boswell overcame a shaky start and held the Orioles to four hits. Tony Oliva's seventh inning single broke a 3-3 tie and Harmon Killebrew singled home two insurance runs in the ninth. At Washington, Pascnal became the only active American League pitcher to reach the 2,000 strikeout mark when he fanned the Angels' Chuck Hinton in the fourth inning. The 34-year-old right-hander, who missed the last three weeks of the 1967 season after breaking bis left ankle in a game to California, finished the day with a total of 2,007 strikeouts and the 33rd shutout of his career. Ken McMullen and Sam Bowens homered for the Senators who wrapped up the victory with a five-run burst in the fifth. Ramon Webster drilled a triple and homer, driving in three COURIER NEWS I . PAGE EIGHT Tuesday, April 16, 1B68 runs, and rookie Reggie Jackson delivered two more with a double and homer as the A's pounded Yankee ace Mel Stottlemyre. John "Blue Moon' 1 Odom checked New York on five hits until the ninth, when Tom Tresh clipped him for a two-run homer. Jlllllllll!' Cage Pros Finals Monday's Results Eastern Division •Boston 122, Philadelphia 104, Philadelphia leads best-of-7 series, 3-2 Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston ABA Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games No games scheduled By CHARLIE BAROUH ... Associated Press Sports Writer ST. LOUIS (AP) - Gov. Lester Maddox of Georgia got off the plane Monday one step ahead of Bob Goalby. But Maddox is only a governor, and Goalby is Masters champion, so the crowd wasn't interested in the governor. Goalby was returning to his Belleville, 111., home, just across the Mississippi River from St Louis. He had just won the Masters Golf Tournament Sunday when Roberto De Viceno signed an incorrect scorecard and.blew his tie with Goalby. Maddox was coming to St. Louis to attend a conference of Demoratic governors. Goalby pocketed a $20,000 check for the victory and could look forward to all the fringe benefits that go with the Masters championship. Some people estimate a golf pro can pick up $1 million for a victory in the Masters. * * * "I don't think it's really worth that much money," the 38-year- old golfer said. "It might be to a guy like Arnold Palmer, but I doubt it's worth that much to other guys. In any case, I don't know what I'm going to do. I'll just have to wait and see what happens. "I was elated with the outcome of the Masters, of course, though I'm sorry about what happened to Roberto," Goalby added. "But that's really secondary. I have to look at it from my point of view "Players score the wrong score cards every week. It usually doesn't happen to one of the players at the top and never in a tournament as big as the Masters. "I was paired with Roberto Saturday and he went through his card a lot quicker than I did," the Illinois University graduate recalled. "I'm very careful with my card. He barely looked at his. "But I don't think the rules should be changed," Goalby contended. "I don't mean that I necessarily agree with all of them, but they make the rules and I play by them." Scott Resigns 5PJHS Post Joe Scott, basketball coach at South Pemiscot Junior High School for the: past four seasons, has resigned effective at the end of the present school year. Scott, a native of Bono, Arkansas, and a 1950 graduate of Arkansas State University, an-' nounced that he has officially notified Supt. of Schools L. N. Kinder. * * * Scott has coached three years at Oran High School, six years at Holland High School, and the last four years at South Pemiscot (Holland and Steele). In his four-years tenure at SPJHS, Scott amassed a record which showed 44 wins, 12 losses with his A team, 41 wins, 7 losses with his B team. Scott will coach at West Side High School.near Joneboro, a newly reorganized school district which consists of Bono, Cash, and Egypt; Wondering about investments as a possible next step in your family 1 1 financial planning? $50 to.begin . . . then $25 monthly, starts you oh a mu- tual'fund investment program, through a United Periodic Investment Plan to acquire shores of United Science Fund. For free Booklet-Prospectus giving detailed information, write or call . . , REPRESENTED LOCALLY BY DICK J. WHITE PHONE FO3-3592 PO BOX 12 Mr. Sudden Service Says: We have CUT the price of FASCO CHEM-PLEX LIQUID FERTILIZER See us for your lower price Sold By FARMERS SOYBEAN CORP. "THE HOME OF SUDDEN; SERVICE" Ely. 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Harold will be happy to continue to be of service to his many farmer friends and hopes they will call on him. MISSCO IMPLEMENT CO. 800 So. Division Phone PO 3-4434 HEADQUARTERS FOR: PLANTS -m BULBS WEED KILLERS/ m Gardening Tools BOATS MOTORS BYRUM HDW. & SEED FREE PARKING IN REAR OF STORE 118 East Main Phone PO 3-4404 Mr. Sudden Service Says: WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: FOR RENT: Liquid Fertilizer & Treflan Applicators FOR SALE: 6 & 4 Treflan Broadcast Booms, Bell Directed Spray & Layby Applicators, Planters Pro-Emergence Conversion Kits Demco Granular in Furrow Applicators 200 - 120 gallon Fiberglass tanks Tank racks — over the wheel, 3 point hitch & side mount Hypro & Ace Pumps — Spray Parts John Blue Fertilizer Pumps & Parts, Fertilizer Knives — rubber hose & plastic tubing Farmers Soybean Corp. "THE HOME OF SUDDEN SERVICE" Phone PO 3-8191 — N. Broadway & Hutson Blytheville, Ark.

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