The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1968 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 1, 1968
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JOE GUDE, guiding force behind the ideas, receives a check from Sam Haynes and Lee Richardson as a result of last Sunday's Airport Day. Haynes and Richardson donated ffie proceeds of fin day to the Ted Wahl Memorial Fund Wahl Monument Set which Is underwriting the expense of the monument to be dedicated tomorrow at the Little League Field. Ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m., Gude announced. (Courier News Photo), By Frank Ellis Conner News Sports Editor Almost five months of hard work ends tomorrow at two o'clock. Joe Gude, and a number o£ Blythville citizens, will see a dream come true. Ceremonies dedicating a monument to the-late-Ted. Wahl will be held at the Little League ast Sunday's Airport Day provided a large amount of -money o cover the monument's cost. Sam Haynes and Lee Richard- Field. The monument, an Idea of Gude and his associates, is intended to honor the memory of the 41-year old Blytheville native who died on Jan. 19. Wahl had dedicated close to 20 years of his life assisting and coaching young men in various sports programs. * * * In addition to other donations Gude a pro- MAJOR-'LEAGUE'STAN DINGS National League W. L. Pet. G.B. San Fran. Atlanta .. St. Louis Phila'phia Chicago .. Cincinnati Los Angeles Houston ., New York Pittsburgh . 18 .553 .543 .533 .512 .500 .500 .490 .467 .455 .439 1 2 2% 2V4 3 4 PA son yesterday gave :heck 'for $327.23. It represented .the net :eeds from the event. - Gude expressed his thanks to Haynes and Richardson and added.a note.of appreciation to the individuals and firms who loaned their planes for the flights over the county. They include Regenold and Earls Inc., Stevenson-Whisenhunt Realty Co., S.J. Cohen Co., Abbott Flying Service, Blytheville Aircraft Sales, Dr. Wade Hart and James Hart, and John Bright Flying Service. Haynes said 192 persons took advantage of the sightseeing flights last Sunday. Belmont Very Well By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK — (NBA) — The lush verdure of stately new Belmont Park is a tribute to old age. So is everything else about this reupholstered betting emporium, which doesnt piddle around in mere decades. _ There is a sprawling white pine plank in the middle of the walking ring at the center of the paddock, where the horses can be inspected'by the customers. The pine is estimated to be 55D years old. Today the finest three-year-old thoroughbreds will race around the classic one-and-one-half miles of oval in the 100th running of the Belmont Stakes-older than the Kentucky Derby, older than the Preakness. A nostalgic note will be injected into the proceedings by the saddling of Call Me Prince, an outstanding contender. The horse is trained by Max Hirsch, who is 87 years old. Hirsch, was present, live and in person when the original Belmont Park was opened to the racing public for the first time in 1905. The Belmont Stakes is called by its zealous partisans "The Test of the Champion." I don't know what they put in the horse's feed the morning of the race, but it better be the breakfast of a champion. For the first time in'his young life, he's called upon to race 1% miles. Owners and breeders consider this the classic distance. " Yet strangely enough, some of these same owners and breeders are reluctant to race their horses over the mile and a quarter distance in the Derby at Churchill Downs only a month before because they consider It too far, too early. So you have a horse like Call Me Prince, winner of four starts this year, including the Withers, freshly prepared to knock the ears off Forward Pass. Call Me Prince skipped both the Derby and the Preakness. The wily Hirsch has trained four previous Belmont Stakes winners. With Assault, In 1946, he completed a sweep of the Triple Crown. There's also a curious historical note connected with his victorious horse to 1950-MiddIeground. The jockey (hen was a young apprentice named BUI Boland. The rider on Call Me Prince in this year's running will be the same Bill Bolund. There- is also unique precedence for a horse skipping the first two legs of the Triple Crown and concentrating successfully in the Belmont. The last time the event was held at Belmont Park, in 1962, before the $30 million reconstruction job on the present plant, Jaipur won by a nose. The G. D. Widener colt had been kept out of both the Kentucky and Maryland races. Still, there is a strong focus of interest on the 1968 race because of the presence of Forward Pass. He backed into the Derby victory on a drug ruling, made his credentials solid with "a' six-lengths romp In the Preakness. Forward Pass becomes the 16th horse to try for the historic Triple Crown. Eight of them have successfully passed the three tests, but none since tabled Citation in 1948. Recent failures have been Carry Back, which finished seventh in 1961, while an unknown mimed Sherluck was whipped to a pay-off of $132.10 for a two-beck ticket; Northern Dancer, tbf little Canadian entry which finished third in 1D64; and Kauai Friday's Results St. Louis 2, New York 0 Cincinnati 5, Philadelphia 4 Atlanta. 5, Pittsburgh 2 Houston 3, Chicago 1 Los Angeles 3, San Fran. 0 Today's Games St. Louis at New York San Francisco at Los Angeles Cincinnati at Philadelphia, N Atlanta at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at.Houston, N Sunday's Games Cincinnati at Philadelphia Atlanta at Pittsburgh Chicago at Houston San Francisco at Los Angeles St. Louis at New York, 2 Monday's Games Philadelphia at San Francisco St. Louis at Houston Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, Atlanta at Cincinnati, N Only games scheduled American, League W. L. Pet. G.B Detroit .... 28 16 .636 Baltimore 26 19 .578 2% Cleveland . 26 20 .565 3 Minnesota 24 21 .533 4} Boston .... 22 23 .489 6V California . 22 25 .468 n New York .. 21 24 .467 7} Oakland .... 21 24 .467 7V Chicago .... 18 25 .419 9 Wash'n. .... 17 28 .378 11V Friday's Results Boston 3, Baltimore 0 Cleveland 8, Washington 3 Detroit 1, New York 0 Chicago 2, Minnesota 1, 14 in nings California 3, Oakland 0, 12 in nings Today's Games Minnesota at. Chicago New York at Detroit Baltimore at Boston Washington at Cleveland California at Oakland, twilig Sunday's Games California at Oakland •Minnesota at Chicago, 2 New York at Detroit, 2 Washington at Cleveland, 2 Baltimore at Boston, 2 Monday's Games Minnesota at New .York, N Chicago at Cleveland, N California at Baltimore, N Detroit at Boston, N Only games scheduled SHORT SHORTS NEW YORK (AP) — Vincei-Grand National race Frid Lombardi, general manager of the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League, was named to the board of lay trustees of Fordham University Friday. FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) Ben F. Boswell, who played for the old Boston Redskins football team from 1932-1934, died Friday at the age of 58. ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) Richard Petty qualified for the pole position and led every lap night at the Speedway. By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor. "Now we can get down to business." ' . • Such was the remark Paul Human made on Thursday night as he closed the official scorebook on the Cason-Haywood Watts exhibition game at Light Brigade Field. - He referred to tonight's action at the same site. At 7:30, regular season play for the Dud Cason American Legion Post 24 team gets underway. Some of Searcy's finest will provide the opposition. * * * . Several week's of exhibition games culminated Thursday with a 5-4 win over the Memphis visitors. Tonight, a 50-game "for real" season commences. Coach Dwight Williams and assistant Jim Dixon will be relying on a fairly young squad but one that did pick up valuable experience last summer. Among those returning from the '67 team which was eliminated in the first round of district play are Greg Buys and Stan Williams. Top among those missing will be Ben Robinson, moving back to Stephens, Ark., this THESE TEN young men served as models for the new style of uniforms the Dud Cason Amercian Legion squad will be wearing this •season. The white sleeveless shirt with red numerals covers a bright .red jersey. The loose cut style,' first popularized by the Cincinnati Reds, will allow, for greater freedom of movement on the diamond. The team also sports new red warmup jackets. (Courier News.Photp) . weekend. .-*-•*. * . Buys will alternate between the pitching mound and first base while Williams will be at shortstop. . Robinson, mound stalwart last season, had been counted on to be a top hurler this season. . However, after much consideration, he has decided to return to Stephens and. attend summer school at Southern State College; ".'•'.:•.'' Ben ; received a basketball scholarship from'the Magnol- ja school for his hardwood accomplishments of the past season. ... . * *..*.. Business manager S. D. B'ray has announced that season tickets can be purchased for $12.50. Admission prices for single games will be 75 cents for adults and 25 cents for chil- dren. For doubleheaders, t h e scale will be one dollar for adults and 25 cents for children. Bray added that there WILL NOT BE' any famiy.. tickets available this year. The Casons will b'e wear-; ing new uniforms this season. The red and white flannels will feature the sleeveless style tops first made popular by the Cincinnati Reds. . .,Tonight's 'battle will be followed by a doubleheader tomorrow against Paragould. ' Game time tomorrow will be 1:30. . Blytheville > Business College FARMERS BANK BLDG. Summer Sessions June 10-July 19 - . Air Cond. classrooms Special Summer Rates Per Subject 15' Subjects: Typing. (Refresher 'Only),. Shorthand ,,.„_„, „ — j f , Bus. Math, .Office Machines A Accounting ef. Only.) '- , • : ENROLL MAY 1st thru Ma; 24 Call PO3-7496 or PO3-1089 Call or write for Free Bulletin of Fall Classes. Luxora's George On All-Star Team LITTLE ROCK (AP)-Seven earns placed two players apiece on the 35-man East team that will battle the West in the High School Ail-Star football game on Aug. 10. The team incuded two players from North Little Rock, Lit i race rna tie Rock Hall, Brinkley, Con- new AshevU wav ' Marked Tree > StampS 3 " d new Ashevule ^^ Memphis _ Three highly-regarded passing quarterbacks were named NEW YORK (AP)-Emerson to6the team. They are Walter Terry Stallings, Des Arc; Larry Brown, Marianna; Danny Duke, North Little Rock; Steve Hockersmith, Hall; Nelson, Rusher and Thielemier. C. W. Keopple of Little Rock Hall will coach the East team. Boozer, reportedly recovering rapidly from the injury to his right knee, has signed his 1968 contract with the New York Jets. MONROE, La. (AP) - Woss- man High's purple squad defeated the gold 2,366 points to 2,352 and claimed the basketball marathon record of 36 hours aft- as he won the 100-mile NASCAR | er the game ended Friday. King,, a fading fourth in 1966. The class of the Belmont Stakes winners can be gleaned from a study of the Horse-of-the-Year and the Three-Year-Old- Champioii lists, which were inaugurated in 1936. Thirteen Belmont winners have been judged the outstanding colts of the year. Nineteen have pulled down three-year-old honors. Damascus, the 1967 champ, corraled both awards. One final age note: The first Belmont ever, in 1867, was won by a filly called Ruthless; the first Belmont held on the present grounds, in 1905, was also won by a filly, Tanya. No other filly has ever won the race. And it's destined to remain a man's race. The only fillies you'll see around this year parade around that old white pine on two legs. COBLE'S FISHERMAN'S CALENDAR Tims for E<eh Day, "Tclli When Filh Bite felt" FOR THE WEEK MAY 26 THRU JUNE 2 SUN WON 26 fc» 11:27 AM. 27 12:16 PM TUE 28 ^^ 1:06 PM WED 29 1:58 PM THU 30 M» 2:51 PM FRI 31 3:42 PM SAT 4:31 •PM SUN 5:19 PM All tim» is given in Central Standard time. Add one hour for ttri Eastern time zone; subtract one hour for Rocky Mountain timt; two hours for Pacific time. In- localities uslna daylight sayinfl time, «dd one hour to time found above. Copyright 1968' Blacker tho Fith ~ Better tha Day for Fiihiitf Fights iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiini By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK - Rny C a n o, 160'A, Puerto Rico, stopped Bobby Warthem, 161, Buffalo, N.Y., PROFESSIONAL RUG CLEANERS CALL PO 2-2433 PEERLESS Free Pickup And Delivery Nelson of Hall, Gus Rusher of Brinkley and Gregg Thielemier of Marked Tree. The * East * * squad includes: Jim Atteberry. Harding Academy; Forrest Lee, Brinkley; Louis Campbell, Hamburg; Jerry Coates, Stuttgart; Doug Ray, Elaine; Bob Kleinbeek, Fordyce; Dwayne Smith, Hughes; Terry Gibbs, West Memphis; Billy Lewis, Russellville; Tommy Mabry, Conway, and Jim Davis, Corning. Mike Cummins, Tree; Ronnie Hook, Newport; Johnny Ray, . Conway; Butch •Graves, Sheridan; Rodger Pavan, Little Rock Central; Dan Koehler, Little Rock Catholic; Johnny Wright, North Little Rock; Dick Woodell, West Memphis; Johnny Eldridge, Augusta; Raymond George, Luxora; Clayton Clay, Marion, and Rick Batey, Piggott. * * * Terry Whiting, Gillett; Dean Prine, DeValls Bluff; Mike Fields, Stamps; Lewis Gentry, Stamps; Ed Bradley, Eudora; Blytheville Races Tomorrow Blytheville Speedway resumes its action with the first regular season card tomorrow night. Beginning with the 6 o'clock time trials, late model stock cars will' inaugurate the new season at the oval located on Intersate 55 north. of the city limits. Buford Ward and Dan Cook will be among the Super-C :cars which are expected to provide lots of action. • In the Memorial Day preview, five different men captured wins. Super-C heat races saw Leon Henley finish ahead of the ,, . , field while Rufus Bishop out- MarKefl distanced his challengers in the leat feature. *'.*•* Thomas Wood captured another heat race and Killie McDaniel got the winner's flag in a Super-C feature. " ', Super modified action was fast and. furious. James Hall of'Charleston, Mo., emerged the winner.after some stiff challenges. Admission prices for tomorrow night's action will be $1.50 for adults (people over 12) and 50 cents for youngsters between the ages of'6 to 12. . ' Mr. Farmer} WE HAVE LEE & DAVIS SOYBEANS CALL OR SEE US BEFORE YOU BUY [LIB GIN CD. NO. BARFIELD PH. PO 3-6614 FOR RENT NEW BALDWIN PIANO <MnAA If A RENT APPLIED $iU.UU mU. TO PURCHASE "Check Our Baldwin Prices Before You Buy" BOOTHEEL MUSIC CENTER . Phone TU 8-4889— Kennett, Mo. 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