The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 27, 1968
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Those Bobcats Can Really .-; By Frank Ellis . Courier News Sports Editor .Gather together over 100 young men of junior and senior high school age, mix-in an assortment of coaches, time keepers, score keepers, photographers and partisan fans and you're bound to have a full day oft excitement. Such was the case yesterday at" Gosnell as the District 2-A school played host to the district track championships. Under the general supervision of Pirate coach J. A, Smith, representatives from seven schools took part in the all-day affair which served as the qualification meet for entrants to the state championships next weekend. . - ... Junior and senior teams from GOSNEIX, MANILA, OSCEOLA, Walnut Ridge, Corning, Lepanto and Hoxie put their best efforts forward before a small but appreciative audience under cloudy skies. Preliminaries got under way at the just-completed red dog track at exactly nine o'clock and the hands on this writer's wrist watch showed 3:40 p.m. when the final trophy was awarded. It had been a long but rewarding day for everyone involved. • * * * Walnut Kidge's Bobcats completely dominated both junior and senior affairs but Osceola in the former category and Corning and Lepanto in the latter gave the winners their closest competition. . In junior events, Walnut Ridge earned 87% points, 22% mora than the runner-up junior Seminoles. In the upper class competition, the Ridgers outpointed Corning by 28 markers and Lepanto by 29. The final junior overall scoring showed WR with 87%; Osceola, 55%'Lepanto, 33; Gosnell, 32; Hoxie, 17; Corning, 14%; Manila, 10. Senior results listed WR at 86 Corning^ 58; Lepanto, 57; Osceola, 41; Manila, 30; Gosnell, 16. * * * Ten .trophies were presented with ribbons earned to be mailed later. The trophy winners were: junior 440 relay, Walnut Ridge; senior 440, WR; junior 889 relay, WR; senior 880, WR; junior mile relay, Lepanto; senior mile relay, Lepanto; junior high point man, McClain, Walnut Ridge; senior high point man, Logan, WR; junior sweepstakes, WR; senior sweepstakes, WR. * * * Mississippi County schools were not without their winners as well as second and third place finishers. The first two finishers in each event qualified for the state competition. Junior participants who stood out included the following first place finishers: McCorkle, Osceola, high jump, 5-5; Canada, Osceola, pole vault, 8-6. Second place finishers included Kelly Jone, Gosnell, broad jump; Osceola squad, 440 relay; McCorkle, Osceola, 100-yard dash and 440 yard dash; Delaney, Osceola, 220 yard dash; HE MADE IT—This representative from Lepanto High School gave his high jump effort everything he had and moments' later he successfully completed the attempt as part of the District 2-A track championships hosted yes- terday at the newly-constructed "Red Dog" track at Gosnell High School. Walnut Ridge swept both the junior and senior overall titles. (Courier News Photo by. King. George Dean 'NEW SEMlNOLE-George W. Dean, presently head coach of the Maiden, Mo., High School football team has been named as the head gridiron man at OSCEOLA HIGH 'SCHOOL. Dean has guided his squad to the championship of the Southern Division of the Southeast Missouri Conference last season. Dean will be replacing Coach J. W. Seymour who will be leaving Osceola at the end of the current 'school year. BOWLING/ SHAMROCK LANES Household Executives STANDINGS Now And Then 37 -23 Tigers 36 -24 Liberty Supermarket 35 -25 B. V.'S 31 -29 Holiday Inn 29 -31 Alley Kats 28%-31% Astros 27 -33 Thunderbirds 26 -34 73's 26 -34 Hurst's 14 ! A-S5% . HIGH GAMES Aleta Nowlin 199 Alley Kats 512 s HIGH SERIES juanlta Jones 536 Alley Kats 1,397 'i SPLITS Lou White 5-10 Ijouise Grissom 6-7 tMADISON, WIs. AP) - The University of Wisconsin named assistant coach John Powless hjead basketball coach after the job was turned down by Bob Knight of Army. Real 'Mickey' Kayos Tigers; El Tim By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer The go-go Yankees and their mini-bats still get a lift every now and then from Mickey Mantle, who's not quite ready to forget the long ball fashion of the last. New York did it both ways Friday night, riding five stolen bases and a light attack to a 3-0 lead over Detroit and then getting a two-run Mantle homer to wrap up a 5-0 three-hitter for Mel Stottlemyre. The homer was the 521st ol Mantle's career, tying him for fourth place on the all-time list with Ted Williams. Ahead are Jimmy Foxx's 534, Willie Mays' 565 and Babe Ruth's V14. In other American League games Friday, Chicago halted its season-opening 10-game losing streak by nipping Minnesota 3-2, Boston rapped Baltimore 63, Washington outlasted Cleveland 5-4 in 14 innings and Oakland outslugged California 8-4. * * * Mantle's homer was his third this year and was greeted with a standing ovation by the Yankee Stadium crowd. The ball was recovered and presented to him after the game. Can he catch Foxx this year? "Yes," Mantle said. "I think I can. That's if I stay healthy." Three of the steals set up runs for the Yankees. "We've got to )lay that way," said Manager Ralph Houk. "We don't have enough power to wait for the ong ball." Chicago Manager Eddie Stanty nonchalanted the White Sox' streak-breaker, saying, "My 'ood's going to taste the same; I'm going to sleep the same." And he again took his post- game stroll in the outfield, swinging a lead bat as he walked. * ¥ * Tommy Davis homered for Chicago and Minnesota pitcher Dave Boswell's throwing error set up the other two White Sox runs in the sixth. Lee Stange pitched six innings of relief allowing just three hits and Mike Andrews' seventh-inning homer broke a tie helping the Red Sox past the Orioles. Run-scoring' doubles by Joe r oy and Reggie Smith knocked n the final two Boston runs in he ninth, Ed Stroud scored Washing, on's lying run in the ninth and hen doubled home the winner n the 14th against Cleveland. A islr of clutch singles by rookie Del Unser in the seventh and ninth twice tied the game for the Senators. ...*.** Frank Howard and Fred Valentine homered for Washington and Dennis Higgins earned the victory with five innings of scoreless relief. Tony Hoi'ton had a two-run shot and Max Alvis rapped four hits for Cleveland. Rick Monday's run-scoring single broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning and Oakland went on to score three more runs in the frame to beat the Angels. John "Blue Moon" Odom got the victory with help from Jack Aker. By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sports Writer Luis Alcaraz wrote a chapter of his biography for the San Francisco Giants, but made them pay dearly. It cost the Giants a victory. The 26-year-old rookie third baseman completed the first chapter Friday night by slam-^ ming a three-run homer with]' two out in the ninth inning, giving the Los Angeles Dodgers a 4-1 victory over the Giants. 'We didn't have a book on him," said hard-luck loser Ray Sadecki, who entered the ninth with a one-hitter and a 1-0 lead before Willie McCovey's error opened the gates for four unearned runs. That was the first tune I've ever faced Aicaraz. I threw him a lot of curves earlier and got him out, but I used a fast ball in the ninth and was surprised he pulled it so well." Bob Veale also threw two bad pitches and saddled himself with another loss as the St. Louis Cardinals beat him and the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Tim McCarver's homer, in the seventh inning. . . . * * * . In other National League night games, the Cincinnati Reds took advantage of the New York Mets' loose fielding and Tony Perez' hitting for a 3-1 triumph and Sonny' Jackson's bat backed Pat Jarvis as Atlanta tripped Philadelphia 3-1. In the afternoon, the Chicago Cubs sent Houston to its sixth straight loss 3-2 on Lou Johnon's run-scoring single in the ninth and the four-hit pitching of Bill Hands. The Dodgers mobbed Alcaraz after his first major league homer snatched the victory, but the skinny Puerto Rican was the most excited." "When I turn first base, Gilliam (first base coach Jim Gilliam) said it was gone and I couldn't believe it," Alcaraz said. "I went crazy." Instead of trotting around the bases, he ran full speed. Alcaraz, who led the Texas League in hitting last year with a .328 average and 22 homers, raised his average to .231 this season. * * ¥ Sadecki got him out twice before Alcaraz slammed his first extra base hit of the season for his first runs batted in. Two bloop hits and McCovey's ground out in the first inning had given the Giants their lead and Sadecki struck out 11 and gave up only a single to Zoilo Versalles in the fourth inning protecting it until his defense failed. McCovey dropped Versalles' pop fly to open the ninth and Jim Lefebvre later singled home Versalles with the tying run before an intentional walk set up Alcaraz, ending Sadecki's eight-game winning streak. While Sadecki lost for the first time in three decisions this season, the narrow defeats are piling on Veale, who is 0-3 despite giving up only seven runs in 342-3 innings this season.. * *. * Orlando Cepeda tagged him for an opposite ifeld homer in the fourth inning on a "lazy slider," and McCarver hit a "slider that had no zip" as Bob Gibson picked up his first triumph with a seven-hitter for, St. Louis' fourth straight victory. "It's not the breaks," Veale insisted. "I just can't get things rolling. If I had shut them out, I would have been in business." Two bad throws by catcher Jerry Grote and one by loser Tom Seaver helped Cincinnati to all its runs as Perez drove in one with a sacrifice fly and set up another with a hit. . Jackson drove in two runs for Atlanta with singles, including the tie-breaker in the seventh as Jarvis gained his first victory with a six-hitter. : Johnson's hit for the Cubs came with the bases loaded and none out against Larry Dierker with .the score "tied. Billy Williams, who singled in an earlier run, set up the inning with a leadoff double. COMPARE THIS MOWER COMET* iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiniiiiiiiiiin Hockey Finals Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games West Division Minnesota at St. Louis, Minnesota leads best-of-7 series 2-1 SOYBEANS FOR SALE • NON-CERTIFIED HILL • NON-CERTIFIED LEE • NON-CERTIFIED PICKETT R. D. HUGHES GIN CO. POplor 3-3141 POplar 3-4400 with any other mower regardless of price! NO OTHER MOWER HAS ALL THE FEATURES A SNAPPER COMET GIVES YOU. Snapper Comet mowers are unexcelled for ease of handling end comfort for the operator .. • and they are unexcelled in mechanical features, too. Big 5 to 8 HP gasoline engines (some with electric starters); • all steel construction; completely enclosed transmission; 5 speeds forward plus reverse .... and lubricated for life. Instant cutter height adjustment 1" to 4". 26", 30",; 41" sizes. Wa invite you to compare Comet with any other riding mower. GENTRY'S GARAGE 517 W- Ash PO S-4269 Osceola squad, mile relay. Third place finishers were Jones, Gosnell, shot put; Miles, Osceola, broad jump; Jones, Gosnell, high jump; Smith; Osceola, pole vault; Dawspn, Qs- ceola, 120 hurdles;-Tyler, Manila, 100-yard dash; Gosnell squad, 880 relay; John Joiner, Gosnell, 880 run; Tyler, Manila, 220-yard dash; Gosnell;squad, mile relay. , . * * *.. Five Mississippi County track- sters captured first places in separate events. Fontaine Parker of Osceola took the shot put title with a toss of 41-5 1 /!; John Benson of Manila threw the discus, 129-9%; Beard of Osceola captured both the 120 hurdles (in 15.4) and the 180 low hurdlej '(in 22.0). David Prince of Gosnell became that school's second stat«. qualifier as he took his specialty, the 880 yard run in 2:08.6 ' '*••*'» Second place senior finishers who ;also earned state trips in eluded Ronnie Jacobs, Osceola,, who took runner-up honors in the broad jump, and A. J. Sandbothe of Manila in the 100-yard dash. Third place finishers from Mississippi County were Benson, Manila, shot put; Gary Hart, Osceola, discus; Joe Ivey, Gosnell, "high jump; Hall, Gosnell, mile run; Pugh, Osceola, 880- yard run. Travelers Turned Off; Bliies Are Barely Beaten ARLINGTON, Tex. AP) - Roric Harrison and reliever Paul Doyle blanked the Arkansas Travelers over the last six innings, .as Dallas-Fort Worth scored a 5-2 victory here Friday night. Glen Clark led the Spurs' attack with a home run that tied the game in the fourth and triple that drove in the go- ahead run in the fifth. Friday iiiiiiiiiigiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiiiiinieniiKiEwiiiwii" By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PITCHING-Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees, hurled a three-hit shutout and struck out seven as ew York stopped Detroit 5-0. BATTING—Rookie Luis Alcaraz, Dodgers, slammed his first major league home run with two on and two out in the ninth inning to cap a four-run rally that gave Los Angeles a 4-1 triumph over San Francisco. Arkansas scored both of Its runs in the third off Harrison. Frank Davanon's single, Charlie Day's double and Mike Christine's single did the damage. Doyle came on in the eighth and retired the last five batters. Albuquerque pounded out 14 hits and defeated Amarillo 9-6. Archie-Reynolds upped his record to 3-0 as San Antonio defeated El Paso 44, and Sonny Kopacz tripled home a run in the 12th inning to give Shreveport a 3-2 victory over Memphis in other Texas League action. COURIER NEWS PACE 812 \ Saturday, AprU 27, 1968 I ^iiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinMniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiH Reserve District No. 8 State No. 81-105 Report of Condition of THE FARMERS BANK & TRUST COMPANY of Blytheville, Arkansas, at the close of business April 18, 1968, a state banking institution organized and operating under the banking laws of this State and a member of the Federal Reserve System. Published in accordance with a call made by the State Banking Authorities and by the Federal Reserve Bank of this District. . ASSETS Cash, balances with other banks, and cash items in process of collection $ 1,443,023.07 United States Government obligations 2,153,789.75 Obligations of States aro} political subdivisions.:,. 4,026,351.84 Securities of Federal agencies and corporations.... 250,000.00 Other securities (including $3.00 corporate stocks) 325,003.00 Other loans and discounts 10,046,012.56 Bank premises, furniture and fixtures, and other assets representing bank premises 114,545.90 Real estate owned other than bank premises 3.00 Other assets ..' 52,874.99 TOTAL ASSETS 118,411,604.11 . LIABILITIES Demand deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations . $ 8,347,714.97 Time and savings deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations 5,759,774.05 Deposits of United States Government 113,543.05 Deposits of States and political subdivisions 1,714,343.13 Deposits of commercial banks 11,443.16 Certified and officers' checks, etc. .:......... 59,965.56 TOTAL DEPOSITS .:....-. $16,006,783.92 Total demand deposits.:.. $9,746,858.45 Total time and sayings deposits $ 6,259,925.47 Other liabilities ......I......... 83,017.20 TOTAL LIABILITIES .:;..,..... ...$16,059,801.12 CAPITAL ACCOUNTS . Common stock—total par value f 1,000,000.00 No. shares authorized 40,000. No. shares ^outstanding 40,000. Surplus •':• I..,.......:. $ 1,000,000.00 Undivided profits ...-. :•.'. 324,497.11 Reserve for contingencies and other capital reserves 27,305.88 TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .................. 2,351,802.99 TOTAL LIABILITIES .AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS ^... ...$18,411,604.11 MEMORANDA Average of total deposits for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ;:.r.': ; ...;..... ,V..,',;.: '.... $16,453,134.37 Average of total loans for the 15 calendar days ending with call date ......;........ 10,036,098.95 Loans as shown in "Assets" are after deduction of valuation reserves of ;...... 184,023.78 i I, Lee A. Crowe; Vice-President, of the above-named bank do hereby declare that this report of condition is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. ' LEE A. CROWE We, the undersigned directors, attest the correctness of this report of condition and declare that it has been examined by us and to the best of our knowledge and belief is true and correct. R. A. PORTER ,,. , F. E. WARREN ! . il. L. CHERRY State of Arkansas, County o{ Mississippi ss: Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of April, 1968. BURLEENE BRINN SHEOFEB (SEAL) Notary Public

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