The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 14, 1968 · Page 11
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 14, 1968
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BlythevlUe (Ark.) Courier New* - Tuesday, May 14, 1MB'— Paft Htv« Columbia Standout For Campus Revolt By TOMMY THOMAS ' NBA Sports Writer NEW.YOHK -".(NBA)--- The'smoke had pretty--well cleared from the; campus .battleground; at Fort', Columbia, the Ivy-League school where' athletes aren't .'synonymous with animals and the locker room is secondary -to.the- library. -Dave .Newmark,. the friendly. 7-footer ;Whp helped the Lions to their first conference basketball championship in' 17 years 'last season; • reflected oh events that have gained worldwide attention. . "I,.tried to stay away at the outset," he said. "I knew the issues and what the- students were trying to accomplish. In principle, I was in favor of them, but their tactics (barricading themselves in campus buildings) were illegal so I had mixed emotions. "Since I do have somewhat of .a hame'^'in sports,. I was asked to be interviewed but refused. Frankly, I was afraid of being misquoted and also I didn't want, to .hurt my future career by making statements that many people would probably disagree with.". . What" happened- when' the New York City policemen, .reporters, ^photographers and cameramen moved in was enough to convince Newmark that some changes were needed. .:'.-'.' . . For the first time since the ' 'trouble started, "he happened to be on campus the night vio- • lence erupted. "L had always . assumed that.'police brutality' . was Just a catch phrase and that people who shouted it ' were'just looking for a'crutch 1 'to- justify-illegal actions: But • I-was amazed-to see the cops . using, violence . for. .its own sake. Innocent people.,.who were "doing nothing' But sitting were clubbed on the head; After the buildings had been cleared, the cops all lined up , .along the walks in, the center of the .campus like troopers, which infuriated the crowd. 1 ' '"The' cops started chargirig the crowd, and people were tripping over each other trying to get away. I was completely appalled by what was happening. Then I came across • Bill Ames, one of my teammates. He was sitting on the ground sobbing." :Ames- is a- 6-3, -185-pound senior who hadn't cried since he was eight years old. "I asked him" what happened," . Newmark' continued, "and he said a lady who had been trying to get out of the .way of the fleeing students and charging police had caught a spike of her shoe in the .grass, and ..tripped. A. cop ran up and clubbed her in the back of the head. Bill ran over and -was leaning over .the bleeding woman trying to nelp Bad Luck Continues Ta Hit Granatelli •her when another cop clubbed him from behind. He said, 'I'm just trying to help this lady; and the cop told him to move along. ' "The real atrocity was that the administration showed no moral 'regard for life or limb. They took no steps to alleviate the problems. All they accomplished- was to have campus • activities suspended altogether." Newmark also claimed the press distorted the true picture. "The network and the . papers didn't report the in-. cidents the same as I saw .them," he said. . "I've talked .to students from the two factions in one '.•of the buildings. In the .event the cops came, the 'moderate' group decided to go and not ' cause trouble. The 'resistance' group chose to sit, lock arms and' sing. That was the extent of their actions. "The 'majority coalition" was made up largely of athletes and was against the 'strikers.' They also wanted reforms but did not go along with the strikers' actions. But ; after the cops moved in they . changed their minds. Morality transcends legality in this instance." And what part do the athletes play in this campus atmosphere? The strikers have tried to enlist'Newmark's support. • - ' - , : "I told them, at first, to ask someone- else," he said. "My By PAUL PETROTTA Associated Press Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.'fAP) Car owner Andy Gr'anatelli'has suffered still another setback in his 22-year-old quest for victory in the Indianapolis. 500-mile race. " ' One of the four Grand Prix drivers Granatelli hired to drive his stable of six turbine-powered cars was sidelined Monday for at least three weeks with a hair- Team Match Settonight AH four, wrestlers will be in the ring tonight at Legion Arena as a team match headlines the action promoted by Herb Welch. The .Red Shadow, and Don Carsorr will -team' up against Ken Lucas and Dennis Hall' in a 90-minute, best three of five falls main event. Shadow's mask will be at stake, Welch-said. '" Buster Gordon' faces Lavona Stone in a one hour, best two of three falls preliminary. Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eastern Division _ . W. L.Pct.G.B. Memphis ""...1410 '.583 '—" Shreveport . 15 12 .556 % Arkansas ...1212 .500 2 Dal-FW ...... 12 16...426 4 — -Western Division . ' . . W. L. Pet. G^B. Albuquerque 1410 .583 - San-Aritonio '. 12"11 .522 1V4 Amarillo ... 10 13 .435 3% El Paso 1116 .40? 4% Monday's Results Albuquerque 5, Dallas-Fort Worth-4 '''-.- . •'• ,-... El Paso 5, Shreyeport 1 San Antonio 7,-Arkansas J Memphis 11, Amarillo 7 Today'* Gamei Albuquerque at Dallas-Fort Worth . ... El Paso «t Shreveport • Arkansas at San Antonio Memphis at Amarill6 :: line-.fracture on the-right wrist. Jackie Stewart suffered-the injury when the steering wheel lashed back during practice for a Formula-Two race in Spain. * * * Two of the drivers—Jim Clark of Scotland and Mike Spence of England—Were killed in racing accidents. Clark died April 7 at Hockenheim, Germany, and Spence was injured fatally a •month later at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, practicing for 'the'500. -.'•' ' •-' • American .driver Parnelli Jones, also signed to drive for -Granatelli, withdrew, saying the turbocar which nearly won the Memorial Day Indianapolis race last year DO longer was competitive with piston-engine cars because of revisions ordered by the U.S. Auto Club. The turbocar was retired permanently Sunday when it spun and slapped the wall here. Granatelli said the car was not worth repairing because USAC rule change effective next year will not permit engines to extend beyond the inside edge of the wheel. Granatelli's turbine stable has been, reduced to three cars and one Grand Prix driver—Graham Hill, who won the 1966 Indianapolis race. : Dave .Blackmer, six-year member of the Granatelli team, says Granatelli "goes to the end of the road and overcomes obstacles where, others would give up." - - Air: Farmer: WE HAVE LEE & DAVIS SOYBEANS CALL OR SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY ELLIS GIN CO. INC. BARPIELD PH.P03.66H CONTRACTORS WANTED Individual* Or Crews • Framing Carpenters! •' Inside Finish & Trim • Plumbing .•Electrical • Paintinff----'-• Foundation* • Brick Work Mtait HSTO Experience And Be Goo* Cnttmun. EneUettt OpportunUr lor the future. BOYD BiLT, INC. 406 East Main St. — Blythtvilli Dave Newmark opinion isn't worth more than anyone else's. Because of. athletics and studies, I haven't had time to-join any^ student groups but if I were asked to help represent- the strikers. I would do it, though there are others more capable. ... "Being an athlete has ^nothing to 'do with it. The concept of a ballplayer here is a Student who just happens to. participate in sports. We've gone past the- stage when people are just looking for personalities to -associate with."• Dave went home to Brooklyn the other day. "I happened to have on'my Columbia jacket," he said, "and .everywhere I .went people' asked me about what's happened and what the true situation is. They didn't know the real facts. "I'll 1 tell you this. I've never been. prouder to be a' student at Columbia than.I am now." There was no .mention of next season's basketball team. Jim. Must Be Thinking He's Back In Philadelphia By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer If the Pittsburgh Pirates ever get Jim Sunning a few runs they'll be dangerous. If the St. Louis Cardinals get anybody a few more runs they'll be unstoppable. The Cardinals widened their National League lead io four games Monday night by nipping luckless Banning and the surprisingly punchless Pirates 1-0 behind the four-hit pitching of Nelson Briles. St. Louis has scored just 12 runs in its last six starts ... and won four of them. The Pirates have totaled 11 runs in splitting their- last six games. Sunning is, 3-3 on the season... with a pair of 1-0 setbacks in the last two weeks. The 36-year-old right-hander,, acquired by Pittsburgh in a winter trade, lost five . 1-0 decisions with Philadelphia last year. In other National League night games—the only other action in the majors—the Chicago Cubs whipped Los Angeles 5-1 and Atlanta shaded Philadelphia 4-2. Curt Flood's double and Roger Marts' run-scoring single in the .first inning gave Briles all the support he needed in winging to his fifth victory against two losses. Briles, tagged for a single by Bill Mazeroski and a double by Willie Stargell in the first inning, pitched out of the jam and ;hen shackled the Pirates, whose team batting average dipped to: .226. After giving up the" first, in- ning run, Bunning allowed only one more St. Louis runner !o reach second base until the eighth, when he left for a pinch hitter. Ernie Banks cracked a two- run homer for the Cubs, who spotted Los Angeles a 1-0 first inning lead before moving ahead to stay" in the fourth on singles by Don Kessinger, Glenn Beckert and Billy Williams plus a sacrifice fly by Ron Santo. Santo singled home another run in the sixth before Banks unloaded his' fifth 1968 homer .,. and the 447th of his career. Southpaw Ken Hollzman was the winner with eighth Inning" relief help 1'rOm former Dodger Phil Regan. Ken Boyer, making his Dodger debut, drove in the only run Off Holfzman with thi first of his two singles. Knuckleballer Phil Niekro stopped Philadelphia on three hits and keyed the Braves' deciding twcuun rally in the ninth with a bunt single. Reliever Dick Farrell walked pinch hitter Tito Francona with the bases jammed, forcing in the tie? breaking run, and Hank Aaron provided insurance with a sacn- fice fly. Aaron's brother Tommy got the Braves off to an early lead with a two-run homer but the Phils tied it in the fourth on a two-run single by Johnny. Briggs. For TIGERS only... ^ lenf it tun Panetel* 60 KING EDWARD Amtrl<*'» Llrytit Stltng clgtr If you don't want to pay the price of America's roomiest car try the second roomiest: a new Chevrolet like this R things lite head, shoulder fluid leg room ore important to you, talc* a close look at the new Chevrolet. Automotive News did—and its 1968 Roominess Index shows Chevrolet is the second most tpaciout of ojl American sedans. The roomiest? That distinction, we're not at dM embarrassed to admit, goes to America's nost popular luxury cor. 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