The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 1, 1968 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, June 1, 1968
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(Art.) Courier N«wi - tHurdty, Jan 1.MM- HUNTING and FISHING By WOODY It's All Zeros For CRAIG McSPAPPEN, 9, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Mc- en of BlytheviHe,' proudly displays a 6-pound' jack sal- V *" time of the catch. There's no use beating around the bush, : fishing has been pretty tough the last few weeks and especially the crappie fishing. About the on y lake where any crappie to speak of are being caught is Midway. Even there it, has been difficult to stay on the lake due to the seemingly everlasting high winds. Bream fishing generally has been just fair to medium m lakes such as Rosa's Pocket, Mill Bayou, Stick River and a few other places. Things got so desperate I loaded my boat and went to Big Lake last weekend. I put in at the five mile bar pit and for a change the water level and color seemed ideal. In fact, it looked as.if a person could drop anywhere around the trees and, buck brush and a fish would run off with the bait before it settled good I fished the entire length of the five and into the six. I bank fished, trolled, bass fished and bream fished but only caught a couple of small crappie and they looked like they might have escaped from Mallard Lake. I usually make a few trips to Don Drysdale and Larry Jaser both flirted with baseball's record book, Drysdale made it. For Jpter, well, it was a nice romance. Drysdale, the towering, right- landed veteran of the. Los Angeles Dodgers, pitched out of » ninth-inning jam for a 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants late Friday night. It was big Don's fifth consecutive shutout, tying a major league mark set in 1904 by Doc White of the Chicago White Sox and breaking the National League record. Jaster, a poker-faced young left-hander for the. St. Louis Cardinals, retired the first 23 New York Mets he faced ajid appeared on his way to a perfect game before Greg Goosen lined a single into left field with two out in the eighth. Jaster finished with a twp-hit- tei and a 2-0 victory. "A one-hitter or a two-hitter, yes, I get 'em," he said. "But not a no-hitter." Cincinnati edged Philadelphia 54, Atlanta beat Pittsburgh 5-2 and Houston took Chicago 3-1 in other National League games, all at night. Drysdale was breezing along m great shape against the iants, but almost blew it all in ic ninth. * Willie McCovey led off with a third alk, Jim Hart followed with a ngle and a walk to Frank Mar- lall loaded the bases with none ut. Then came a dispute. Dick ietz- appeared to be hit on the •m by a pitch, which would ave forced in a run. But plate mpire Harry WendeH-" ietz made n --'.' ut of hte way and called the tch a ba.i. ^ erman Franks was ejeueu in he discussion that followed. Big Lake each year, fishing and sometimes just looking. I always come away with a kind of sick feeling.. Up and down the'lake a person can see old favorite spots where fish could be caught without too much effort,but now it's only a saddening sight and memory. * * * Gov, Rockefeller is persisting in his effort to oust some of the G&F Commission members for alleged misconduct. This column wouldn't allege any misconduct in this immediate area of the state but would' state the majority of the outddorsmen are not exactly elated about the program in Northeast Arkansas. With a $3 million to $4 million nest-egg, the G&F should have a more positive program to benefit the sportsmen. Here's to some new faces and new approaches to the rapidly deteriorating wildlife situa- . tion. * * * Look, I've caught a one-eye catfish," said a fisherman. "That's not a one-eye fish. Here's his other eye on this side of the boat," explained the second fisherman. The Game and Fish Cominis- .The new ruling becomes effect non adopted' a simplified dog ive June 1. 1aw at its monthly meeting •uesday May 21. Several months ago the Gam The new order which super- and Fish Commission lifted a s any previous conflicting ban on the size limits of motor iations in the matter of dog over 10 HP that had been ta ^control, states that "It shad be effect on Commission-owned [unlawful for any dog to chase lakes on a trial basis. Since the 'or pursue any wild animal or some fishermen have rtgisteret Iwild bird during the period complaints of being endangered Sfrom April 1 through July 31, by fishermen using boats with and tlTe owner of any dog so large motors, chasine or pursuing any wild The commission is studyln animal or-wild bird during ibis -the situation for: 30 dayi befor periodof -time shall be charged; making a final-decision., with violation of this regulation. 7T~^a. Any person owning * dog found After meeting with severe m violation of this regulation fish farmers, the commliilM shall be charged with a misde-''agreed to.•«;plan whereby th meanor, and upon conviction fish fanners would pay a fee thereof, fined in any sum not to open lakes on a charge basis less than $25 and not more than to fishermen without a fishin $250. Alllaws or parts of laws license being required. The pa in conflict with this regulation lake owners agreed to follow are hereby abolished." certain outlines set forth, and Previously the commission's permit fee of $100 to $200 was rifling that set aside special get Also, fish farmen to th areas ta which dogs could chase past had opeftted their, bus rabblti. coon, :«nd fox at any nesses on • permit issued on time was declared illegal," and one-time basis,,and the com the new simplified regulation mission passed an order settin for tb* Mka et a up w MOW* legislation toe Don . Willie StargeH's two-run homer accounted for all the Pittsburgh runs. . . By HAL BOCK On a night when the home run dominated American League asebaUYit.figured that Chicago ould win with its more familiar pitch and putt attack. The White Sox scorned the a foul ball. Miller then hit Berry .., for real this time ... and the Sox had runners at first and second. / Sandy Alomar sacrificed and Russ Snyder was walked inten. tionally, loading the bases, Then ; Aparicio dumped his bunt past the mound 'and Kenwprthy scooted home with the winning run, * ,*:.*..-. i Bob Allison had tied the game for the Twins with a seventh-inning homer following a typical White Sox rally which produced a run in the sixth. Jack Hernandez' two-base error put Tommie Davis on second and then Diiane Jqsephson was credited with an RBI single when Ted Uhlaender and Tony Oliva ran together under his fly ball and it fell safely. Harrelson smacked his ninth homer and Yastrzemski addec No. 7 while Gary Bell throttled the Orioles for Boston. ; The five-hitter .was Bell's •.fourth consecutive victory;.anc snapped a three-game Boston losing string. * * * • Horton's 14th homer of the year turned Mickey Lolich's four-hitter into a victory ovei Mel Stottlemyre and the Yan ' - >• * • ' ' kees. Don Drysdale The homer was the third in the last four games for Horton homers carried the Indians past an( j his 12th in the month o Drysdale then retired Dietz on shallow fly, got Ty Cline to round into a force play at the late and retired Jack Hiatt on pop. fly. He finished with a ix-hitter. Wes Parker had two 1 doubles or the Dodgers, driving in one un and scoring, another. . Jaster finished with seven trikeouts against the Mets and utdueled hard-luck Tom Seav- r, who had a 1.91. earned run verage going into the game but as only a 2-5 record to show or It. The Cards got both their runs n the third. Lou Brock opened with a triple. Curt Flood singled and advanced to second on a ase on balls and scored! on tlike Shannon's single. Larry Dierker pitched a solid our-hitter and John Bateman lammed a two-run double in he Astros' victory over Chica;o. Bateman's double with two out in the fourth broke a 1-1 tie and Dierker!s pitching made it tand up. Fred Whitfield singled in twoi ts decision over Philadelphia. runs in the seventh, breaking a 3-3 tie and pointing Cincinnati to the Phils took an early 3-1 ead on a two-run homer by Bill White and a solo smash by John Callison, but the Reds tied it in he sixth on run-producing hits long ball and used a squeeze bunt in the 14th inning by Luis Aparicio for the winning run in a 2-1 victory over Minnesota Wday night. ';ij ?; : ,. ' Elsewhere, homers decided all the games. Three Cleveland Alex Johnson 3ench. and Johnny Atlanta rushed across three runs in the fourth inning, then coasted in against Pittsburgh, 'elipe Alou ignited the decisive nning with a single, moved to second on a wild pickoff at:empt, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly. Deron Johnson singled in anoth er run and an error let in the Washington 8-3, Willie Horton's shot was Detroit's-only run in a 1-0 victory over New .York, Bob Rodgers connected in the ,12th inning and California beat Oakland 3-0 and Ken. Harrelson and Carl Yastrzemski powered Bosto past Baltimore 3-0. The White Sox were stirred up in the 14th by a near fight involving Ken Berry and Minnesota pitcher Bob Miller. Dick Kenworthy had opened the inning with a double. Berry then thought he was hit. by a pitch and got halfway to Miller before Manager Eddie Stanky intercepted him. The umpires . ruled that the ball struck his bat first and was Savage Salvo Sinks Shreveport SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Arkansas unleashed a 16-hit salvo Friday night and pounded Shreveport 104 to climb into first place in the Eastern Dfc vision baseball race in the Tejc- as League. ' The Travelers built a 10-1 cushion for righthander Joe DiFabio who scattered 10 hits be' fore leaving in the seventh with his third Victory in seven decisions.-DiFabio .also pounded his first homer of the year. Three other Travelers also slammed round trippers—Mike Christino, Ms llth, Jerry Da- vanon, his first, and Boots Day, his sixth. The victory pushed the Travelers one-half game ahead .of the - Braves. The , two teams meet here again tonight. In other action Friday Dallas-Fort Worth trimmed Mem : phis 2-0 and El Paso blanked San Antonio 5-0. Albuquerque and Amarillo were rained out. George Gerberman stopped Memphis on. only six singles while his Dallas-Fort Worth teammates backed him with three first-inning hits that pro- May; It extended his hittini streak to 13 games. Lee Maye, Tony Horton ant Tommy Harper all found, th range for the Indians and'Lui Tiant rode the heavy support t his seventh victory of the year The Indians jumped on Wash ington starter Phil Ortega for 5-0 lead in the first three inning with Maye and Hortou bol homering in the first. Rodgers' three-run shot to lowed an intentional walk Jimmie Hall in the 12th innin and ruined a fine pitching jo by Oakland's Chuck Dobson. * * * Dobson struck out 12 Angels and had allowed just three hits until Chuck Hinton opened the 12th with a single. Two outs later, with Hinton on second, the A's elected to pitch to Rodgers instead of Hall and the veteran catcher hit his first homer of the season, On '48 State Champs '"'"A l\l Itf* X* * I I '"•' BHS Gridder Earns Prize By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor Lots of things can happen in 20 years. . On Sept.. 17, 1948, the Courier News ran an editorial cartoon depicting -Charles De- Gaulle courting "La Belle France" and making the suggestion, "Let me take you away from all this." The "all'this" referred to the personified nation surrounded by screaming children labeled, "Turmoil," "Unrest," "Rioting," "Economic Problems," etc. Today, as this is being written, the' 'latest Associated Press urgent wire message' tells the world that President' DeGauIle may be on the verge of resigning his ofifce. The news pages of today's Courier News can fill you in on the intervening details about M'sieur Charles. * * * In those intervening 20 years, 1 a much happier late has befallen another man who was also in the headlines in 1948, on the Courier News' sports pages, at least. L. W. Fitzhugh was a 185- pound guard who wore,number 48 for the Blytheville High Chickasaws two decades ago. He and his teammates made football headlines. Coached by Russell Mosley and John Staples, those '48 Chicks were state champions. Mosley and Staples guided MINORS— duced the two runs. ' Gerberman retired 15 Memphis batters in a row between i By THE, ASSOCIATED PRESS the third and seventh innings. No Memphis baserunner moved past second. ... Arkansas 310 010 050-10 16 S'port 000 000 103— 4 15 DiFabio, Hilgendorf (8), Hamende (9) and Ruberto; Schueler, Santorinl (2), Willingham (8), Garnell (8) and Hrini- ak . W - DiFabio (34), L Schueler (1-2). Home runs, Arkansas, Christino, DiFabio, Da- vanon,-Day. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS APPLSTQN, Wis. (AP) John E. Poulsen, a high school coach from Clinton, Iowa, was named head basketball coach at Lawrence University Friday., CHARLESTON, W.Va. (API- Former National Football League back Billy Barnes was named head coach Friday of the Charleston Rockets of the Continental Football League. Eastern Division Arkansas Shreveport Memphis Dal-FW . W. U Pet. G.B. . 21 20 .512 22 22 .500 ^ . 20 22 .476 1% . 19 27 .413 4% Western Division Albuquerque El Paso ... San Antonio W. L. Pci.G,B. 27 14 .669 26 19 .578 3% 18 23 .439 9% 1723 .425 m Amarillo Friday's Result! Albuquerque at Amarillo, postponed, rain Dallas-Fort Worth 2, Memphis 0 El Paso 5, San Antonio 0 Arkansas 10, Shreveport 4 Today's Games Albuquerque at Amarillo El Paso at an Antonio Arkansas at Shreveport Memphis at Dallas-Fort Worth ITS (rtnCIAL-Tiie 1M8 New York thoroughbred racing leafen mi off and running recently, ao4 the pretenet of Max Slrtch; dJahM America'. tralgersVmade It official, Hlrich watches from his box during «jM« <>»? •« Aque- duet. Theln-y"* 'id SZi hoVieiia. uOdted ttree KeaWAj Duly «IBMI* tadadiflf frlfle Cnwa *ki>« Smackover, 21-6. *~ * * * The win' over Central wai y,'. the Tigers' first loss in 35 «£: games and BHS' first over if,' them in six years. J. : In describing the Smack- JV over win, Clark wrote, ; ,..j; ; "Blytheville's forward wall-;;.' played a superb game wiflfeS : guard L. W. Fitzhugh aniTH. tackles Jim Berry and J. Av'LK Lloyd as defensive standouts.;';^ . Of the Jonesbpro triumph}/.;?: he wrote, "Guard L. W. FUggS hugh and tackle Jim Berrpt-j came in for man-sized sharefpi of the.'tackles." g^n • • • - • ir ~k "fc *'}•*%• -By coincidence, during thafrjf season, the fans'honored SyjriM vester (Pop) Mosley with t Pop Mosley Night. Just a few days ago these.: pages featured the impending: retirement of Pop after 36: years' service with the Blytheville schools. Fitzhugh was one of the, ;r, many who turned to Pop fofen advice and guidance during^' those'three decades. Most recently, Fitzhugh has resided in the Lone Star state. .He matriculated-to Texas.^ Tech after some time at AlaT'S bama. ' ' . • .- •"• " Presently he is assistant.;i grid coach at Weatherford, Tex., High School. He would be the very first;., to agree that many things can happen in 20 years. '"•'• • M'sieur DeGauIle would-'"' probably agree, too. Friday *'$ iiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiininiiniiiiiiniiiiiHiiiiiinninniiiiiniiiiinniir" By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTING—Willie Horton, Tigers, slammed his 14th home.-, run of the year for the.only run V of the game as Detroit edged' the New York Yankees 1-0. PITCHING—Don Drysdale, Dodgers, fired his fifth consecu- ; .. f tive shutout, tying a 64-year-old, A major league record, and., blanked San Francisco 3-0. L. W. Fitzliugh the BHS griddcrs to a season record of 10-0-2. That mark earned the Chickasaws the state title in the Class AA ranks. Fitzhugh played a big part in the march to the championship. Courier News sports editor, George Clark, wrote at the time, "... Fitzhugh is considered by many observers as the hardest blocker and tackier on the squad." . His opposing gridders and coaches evidently agreed. • The 185-pounder was selected to the Arkansas Gazette AA AltState team along With center R. B. Hodge and end Dennie Gentry. * * * At eight o'clock tonight, L. W. Fitzhugh will be among 1 the 174 graduate students who will be handed diplomas at North Texas State University. In commencement exercises in Denton, he will receive his master's degree of education in secondary school administration. His wife, the former Marjery Windham, and children; David, 7, and Hene, 5, will be there to share the honor with him. Lots can happen in 20 years.; * * * Filzhugh used his football talents as a springboard tfl success. He was awarded a scholarship to the University of Alabama Upon graduation. His coach, of course, was a former Crimson Tide star himself. L. W. and his mates earned their accolades. On successive Fridays, the Chickasaws blasted El Dorado, 26-7; edged Paragould, 10-7; toppled Little Rock Central, 12-fl; tied powerful Pine Bluffi 7-7; walloped Jonesboroj 37-7! outscored Subiaco, 14-Oj, routed Nashville, 39-7; tied state power North tittle Sock, 12-12, in the capital city mud; topped Brinkley, 12-0; nipped Russellvllle, 7-0; outpointed Catholic High. 35-M; and In «M tot* till* |«mt, Mat MOSCOW (AP) - Valentuf Savrllov high-jumped 7 feet, 294 Inches in a local track meet Frt- day and became a likely Sovie't threat in the Olympic high jump at Mexico City in October. -.: LOS ANGELES (AP) - Two_ of America's top decathlon mej£ Russ Hodge and Dave Thoresdr, suffered injuries and withdrew from competition Friday in the first day of the Southern Pacific AAU decathlon at UCLA. Hodge, a UCLA student, pulled out of the competition with a groin muscle injury in the hip jump and Thoreson pulled --a hamstring muscta In the 40i£ meter run 1 ." • Recreation Program % To Begin Monday afternoon at two o'clock is the hour which has been set to get the Blythevllfe j Summer recreation program underway. ,?. As announced on May 17, Coaches Abel White and Alan are to direct an extensive slimmer project for youngsters of all ages in the next six;tb eight weeks. The coaches have asked that those who are interested should come to either the Harrison High gymnasium or the Blytheville High'gym 6n-Monday at 2 p,nr, At that time, it can be decidea how to uHnJe the four houfs which will be set aside for tHfe program each Monday through Friday. , : . ' ' . ;':/ All age groups art Invited..:The coaches said they miy split the groups into age brackets if a sufficiently large number of person* lorn out. ; A variety of sports and crafts will be'available to th« participants the coadhfcs said, ; ~they both ir* expecting large rttpMM ftt tW6 •'clock ' ' '

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