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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1968
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ijyftwffl* (Art.) Courier Nm - Tuw&y, AprB », »* - Page Mint Fashion Design Invades - •/'»> Unnps' Dressing Room : ',j; NEW YORK-(NEA)-Haute ^couture is invading the austere world of American League umpires, and at least one /New York fashion designer is Tjnfuriated. ;. For the first time in over 30 "'years, the attire for umpires 3 'has undergone change. The in blue are fading. f* This season they will stand : stiffly in blue blazers, blue >. shirts (instead of the tradition{al white) and Madison Ave- •nue gray slacks. ^"Madison Avenue grayl" ex* claimed petite Betsey Johnt son, internationally known de* signer for Paraphernalia. i "Where does a businessman's j suit have a place in sport? * Why is baseball aiming for i such a dull image? I "First of all, that suit and * tie business looks terrible ev- ijlen on Madison Avenue.-Men | look their best in leisure cloth- fees, you know, in .their back"yards' and at the beach. They look their worst from 9-to-5." Miss Johnson, behind the desk in her cluttered office, shook her head. "/*na then gray! There they are swimming around in all that dirt with such a light color. It's absolutely ridiculous. "Umpires should really look great. They are the real attraction, the real personalities in the game, aren't they? They're so active and'theatri- cal, it's up to them whether the game is exciting or dull. So why should they be dressed like Harvard prep kids? They should look more like peacocks." She added that tl-.s gray blendi in with the baseball field, which is the "dullest in sports." There are no checkerboards or interesting lines or circles as on football fields or basketball courts. "It's just dirt and dull green," she said. •Miss -Johnson had several suggestions for improving the appearance of umpires. "I would make their uni- more more .functional and more colorful," she said. "They should wear, all lightweight stretch fabrics. They run around and ^ sweat just like-the ballplayers. So they should be covered completely. No Bermuda shorts'Jor short shorts. y Jerseys would' be very functional. I wotild'also make their right sleeve-'i-different color from the rest of the jersey, so that people could eas- Olympic Vote Rolling In LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — South Africa was 22 votes away today from being «ut of the Summer Olympics and Avery Brundage, head of the International Olympic Committee, hinted that he might step down when the 1968 Games ere over . •••';.: Late Monday night, IOC headquarters here 'had received' 19 replies in a poll of its 71 members oh whether to allow South Africa to compete in the October Games in Mexico City. Fourteen votes favored barring South. Africa: Thirty-six such votes are necessary to reverse the poll taken ./it-, the ..Winter.Olympics, in February' which readmitted South Africa and touched off a storm of protest, particularly among Afrfcali nations, over her racial pblicy.'.of apartheid, >, The IOC said it was likely the result pf the new' vote on South Africai would be; known within two days. More than 40'nations, including the Soviet Union, had threat- ened to : stay away from the Summer Olympics of South Africa were allowed to participate. The South Africans had said they would field a mixed team. Meanwhile, Jean Claude Gart- ga, secretary general of the 33- nation African Sports Council called the new IOC poll "a Victory for wisdom and good sense."'He said he was optimistic that African hations would be represented in Mexico City However, the South African member rif the IOC, Reg Honey, calld on the nine-member Executive Committee to resign. Brundage, admittedly distressed .over. the.;, controversy which brought politics onto the Olympic scene, told The Associated Press he has not made up his mind whether to accept a new term as IOC president-if such an offer is made in Mexico City. :"•••.;.•" -.--.-<:..: ,. Brundage, 80,, has been head 1 of the IOC for 16 years. He has been involved in the Olympic movement since 1912. SANDERS CARPET SERVICE UPHOLSTERY & RUG CLEANING Complete Carpet and Rug Service In Just One Day! • WALL TO WALL CARPETS & • TILES & HARDWOOD FLOORS FURNITURE CLEANED IN : YOUR HOME OR OFFICE • FREE ESTIMATES • FREE PtCK-lTP & DELIVERY •: COMPLETE JANITOR SERVICE "WHEN WE « T THROUGH, THIY iJQOkUKiNiWt" WAYNE SANDIRS, OWNIR Ely., Ark. PhoM f 03-4046 lly see 'them make signs of 'out' 'and 'strike.' 1 • "The jersey would also eliminate the need to take Off jackets, when it gets boiling hot, and eliminate the sloppy look of men in ties and short- sleeved shirts. -"I would outfit each umpire with a.different color uniform —goldSj.royal blues, reds. And" various shades of each color for jersey, pants, shoes, hats. Each would 'also wear an official badge of approval on the jersey. That would make every" umpire distinctive, so' you could tell who he was from a distance." What she would really like, ,she said, Is for umpires to %ear jump suits. "That would b« the absolute ideal. Lightweight, airrconditioneji, one- piece with a- zippered front. That would .; really turn the baseball world topsy-turvy." Miss Johnson said she .understood the need for umpires to have the appearance of sophistication, stability and dignity but did not feel her innovations would detract from that image. "They're like airline stewardesses," she said. "They are supposed to instill an impression 'of respect and- confidence. They can do this wtih bright colors arid comfortable clothes, too." If they insist on black or blue, she said, then she would add a white stripe down each side of the uniform because it shows,up movements. The 25-year-old designer, whose short, dark-blond hair, "grows out of my head in a naturally curly way," was wearing a dark-blue knit sweater with red and white trim at, the sleeves ("taken from tennis"-) with a six-inch golden arrow pinned near the right shoulder and a six-foot long Paisley silk scarf ("made around 1900"): tied about her neck. An orange -suede belt held up her blue velvet pants with "big, sloppy cuffs." Her shoes were high-heeled orange loafers. "Some people consider my designs kookie," she . said. Records Are Only Made For Breaking Bill Russell CAMDEN, N.J (AP) - Garden State Park:.opens a 29-day spring meeting Tuesday, .aunching New Jersey's 1968 racing season. NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Neilson, a defenseman for the Slew York Rangers of the Na- iional Hockey League, was to-be, operated on today for removal of bone chips from his left el- 10W. ; ' BOSTON (AP) - The National Basketball Association's playoff record book is getting a wholesale rewrite job with the Los Angeles Lakers meeting the Boston Celtics in a championship showdown. A check of the records shows that two of the game's all-time super stars, Elgin Baylor of the Lakers and Player-Coach Bill Russell of the Celtics, hold playoff marks in 10 categories. Baylor's 24 points iii a 107-101 loss to the Celtics in the opener of the best-of-7 series hiked his career playoff total to 2,857. Sam Jones, who:had 19 for Boston, is runner-up with 2,520 points. Then came Jerry West of the Lakers, whose 25 boosted his COMPARE THIS MOWER Awards Banquet At Cafeteria Presentation of sports awards, Orville Henry, and a fine supper, not necesasrily lit that order, will be the highlights of tonight's All-Sports Banquet honoring BIytheville High School athletes. The junior high cafeteria Will b« the scene of the festivities, with the action getting underway at WO. Tickets will be available at the door from Chlckasaw Athletic Club members. Price/ will be two dollars. Mr. Sudden Service Says: WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING: SOYBEAN SEED Certified Davis, Hill & Lee. Non Certified Hood, Hill, Ogden, ,Lee & Pickett. SOYBEAN STAND & YIELD AIDS Inoculant, ' Molynuculant, Molybdenum, Ortho 25% Seed Protectant, Ortho 25% Seed Protect- ant/Molybdenum. COTTON &/or SOYBEAN PRE- EMERGENCE CHEMICALS Trefian, Cotoran, Karmes, Herban, Dynap, Ala- nap, Caparol, Vernam, Dacthal, Lorox, & Amiben. 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