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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 30, 1966
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New Experience for Chickasaws By ED HAYES, Sporti Editor They're in for a new experience, these Blytheville High football Chickasaws, A Blytheville team has never before competed against Westwood High, so the 1966 Chicks of Bob Williams have the opportunity of beginning a tradition tonight. It's BJytheville vs. the Westwood Westerners in the Memphis south suburb, kickoff at 7:30. * * * Two Little Rock news sources have established the Arkansas boys as favorites. Odds figured by the Courier News grant the Chicks a six-point advantage, not on the basis of (he 15-12 win over West Memphis last week but on the things they learned and the physical punishment they endured during the 40-0 surrender earlier at North Little Rock. The Chickasaws could be r«dy for anyone. : However, no comparative scores are available to get a reliable line on the budding action. The Westerners apparently have been having their nuisance nights, too, but first there was a 40-0 win over Collierville. Last Friday night Elmer Ray's Whitehaven club bested Westwood 21-0. * * * Whitehayen injured the Western folks' quarterback Dickie White. If his play is up to par, the customers should see a dogfight between these two outfits. A Memphis coach (not connected with Westwood) told: "Westwood likes to play hard-hitting football . . . just like you folks in Blytheville." Probable starters for Westwood are LE—Ozment Larmy, 21«; LT-Mike WhitehMd, 218, LG-Rodney Johnson, 171; C—Lee Lawson, a co-captain; RG-Carver McCracken, 158; RT-James Anthony, 201, RE-Jimmy Lester, 170; QB- White; LH-Norman Merryman, 135; RH-Bud Goodwin, 150; and FB-Dfile Wilson, 175. . * * * Making adjustments and reservations for injuries, Williams will probably start this line: LE-Danny Deen; LT- Mike Smith; LG—Lewis Spaeth; C—Buddy Layton; RG—Dave Miles; RT—Bob Farter; and RE—Lewis Walters. And the backs: QB-Mike Guillot; TAILBACK—Pat Long; FB-Robert Elliott; and WING-Eddie Pharo. * * *.. Elliott and Porter, both jujniors, are the inside linebackers. Tackle Dock Boyd has an injured foot and his availability la a question mark. Several would-be starters, wingback Jimmy ConneH, guards John Macre and David Barnes, and center Curtis Stout are still out. Barnes was out before the North Little Rock thing. Lineman Mike Brothers (thigh injury) was going full speed in practice this week and back Jimmy Presnell has been running three-quarter speed on a bad ankle. *'•*•'* The Westwood stadium seats about 3,500. Westwood's colors are crimson and blue. Blytheville stands at 2-2 for the season, exactly where the 1965 squad stood at this time. The Chickasaws were scheduled to leave town by bus this afternoon at 3:45. BJHS Hoists 21-6 Win Jackson Axed by Paps By ED HAYES Sports Editor Blytheville's Paps put the axe to Jackson. Controlling the action at Haley Field last night, Jack Gooctaan's Junior High football team made up for an embarrassment at Jackson last year by jarring the Tennessee visitors 21-6. It wasn't a runaway but the superiority of the Papooses was evident. The se- T/ie View from Her* ED HAYES THERE'S TO BE A SPECIAL SQUIRREL HUNT AT Lake Wapanocca, Oct. 1 (that's tomorrow) through the 10th of the month. A special permit is required and can be obtained at Turrell from refuge manager Travis McDaniel. . . The special hunt at Big Lake is to conclude today. Bobby Brown, manager at the refuge, said the hunters who have been pushing into the deeper jungles were loading their bags but the easy-to-reach locations were just about hunted-out. "The squirrels haven't been too good," Bobby sam, "They've been eating cypress balls and it makes 'em distasteful." If you've ever cleaned a squirrel that had been gorging on cypress balls you know what Bobby's talking about. * * * HERB WELCH SATO HE'D HELP BUDDY CHANDLER get along in the world of \vrestling and I reckon he means it. He has hired Blytheviils's Buddy to referee the Tuesday night card at Legion Arena again. Buddy had a wild time last week The Blue Infernos kept whapping him behind the ear with some unearthly object. "I thought someone was hitting me over the head with the ring post," Buddy said. * * * JOHNNY BROCK, FORMER MEMBER OF THE BLY- theville American Legion baseball team who was injured while tooling along a Memphis Street on a motorcycle, is expecting to get out of the hospital hi a few days. There was a time a couple weeks ago when the doctors just about gave up all hope he'd recover. With two broken legs, among other inconveniences, he's not expected to be walking for another two years. If I know Johnny, he'll slice six months off that with ease. * * * JAMES C. (ZEBE) PERRY, SUPERINTENDENT OF schools at Wilson, attended a dinner meeting with Marshall Steele, president of Hendrix College. The collegian told Perry: "The finest addition to the faculty I've made since I've been here, has been the hiring of Bob Courtway." Courtway, the former Wilson coach, is in his sixth year at Hendrix now ... as swim coach and athletic director. The marks Bob made while at Wilson are still to be seen. Two good examples are former athletic sutdents of his, David McCullar and Joe Lynch. * * * McCullar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim McCullar is head coaching the Wilson Bulldogs now . . . and Joe Lynch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Lynch, is hi the same capacity at Lepanto. The Panthers of Lepanto tied Piggott last week and they're still sweeping up popped eyeballs over that one. * * * Perry, like most good superintendents, moved up with personal experience from all walks of academic life. Including coaching. So he knows what to look for when he hires a sports man. Perry once was head coach at Forrest City. He had a 10 p.m. curfew for his Mustangs but one Sunday night about 10:30 he was crossing from one end of town to the other and spied two football players entering a cafe. At practice the next day he proclaimed to iae team: "After the workout today I want the boys who broke our curfew last night to shuck their shoulder pads and do five laps around the track. If you don't want to do it, turn in your uniforms. It's all right with me." He named no names. After practice 14 boys unlaced their shoulder pads and headed for the track. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Two years ago when he was coaching at Morrilton, Blytheville's Bob Williams had to beg quarterback Don Dixon to go to college. He wanted to be a farmer. Right now, at Harding College, the sophomore is the leading passer in the AIC (16 of 30 for 265 yards) and has four touchdowns, another category in which he leads the league .... Emery Francis went to the UA game at Fayetteville last weekend. Thus, the postman who doubles as Courier News grid statistician, missed his first BHS home game in more than 15 years .... Haywood Hardy subbed for Em .... The UA Hogs can expect to see a new scoreboard at TCU tomorrow night, plus a new sound system and new uniforms and decals for helmets .... Dwayne Tinker, the young man who astounded BHS with his athletic predictions two years ago, must be the hottest guy in Osceola. He's home on leave from Minot AFB, N.D., and they wouldn't let him off the base without his super-eskimo coat. Winter come; early In the Dakota:. Dwayne doesn't have to wear the coat In Osceola but just the thought of It makes him break out in a sweat.... Anthony Zielinski, Blytheville AFB fire chief, would like to see the pro football season end right now. He's from Kansas City, you gee, and the Chief's Chiefs are the Western leaders in the AFL. I'm with him. My Cards are Eastern leaders in the NFL and I don't see anything wrong with an all-Missouri playoff, first playoff in pro history .... In the Courier News grid picks contest last week, aomcone picked West Memphis 60, Blytheville 40. lection of plays, their execution, the tackling, the blocking, the ability of the bail-carriers to move on after the initial contact, all of it was worth the ticket tariff. It was the best bargain in town. Jackson accumulated nine first downs to Blytheville's six but the Paps didn't need 'em as they scored on three long plays. They didn't have to punt one time. The Tennesseeans didn't punt very often, either, but if you could've seen the way their center snapped the ball, you'd understand why they gambled on fourth down so often. Blytheville lost the ball on its first possession in the first quarter when unexcitable quarterback Tommy Tompkins had the ball un- fisted when he cocked his arm to pass. But the Paps turned around and stopped a Jackson drive when Warren Davis intercepted a pass at the Blytheville 47. Three plays later Davis took a handoff on a fancy play and swept end 40 yards for the opening score at 1:40. * * * More clever ball handling enabled Tompkins to run 30 yards unmolested for the 120 advantage at 4:16 in the second quarter. On the last play of the first half, with the ball resting on the opponent's 10, Jim Ross came hopping on the field to kick a perfect field goal from a bad angle. It was 15-0 at.rhe buzzer. This was an interesting turn because Blytheville failed to kick two extra points but make a difficult three-point field goal. Blytheville finished its scoring in the third quarter at 5:51. Tompkins handled it again, turning the coiner and bulldozing a couple defenders. The run measured 32 yards. Jackson quarterback Terry Mullins passed 10 yards the visitor's only score. The catcher, on a screen play, was Melvin Carter. This, incidentally, was a fourth- down play at the start of the fourth period. * * * Jackson couldn't get anywhere in a final attempt to catch up as Davis intercepted another pas's and Ricky Reed nailed a runner for a 14-yard loss. "Weil pleased," was Goodman's reaction. "There was some good hard knocking out there tonight. "The defense was real good. That's the way we toy to,play." Mike Widner and Bill Trotter were Blytheville's leading taclders. Eighth grader Wayne Smith was right behind. Hochn Hurt TOP HANDS — Mike Widner (left) and Bill Trotter were the top tacklers for the Blytheville Junior High Papooses who rapped Jackson (Tenn.) Junior High here last night 21-6. (Courier News Photo) Trotter, incidentally, emerged with an injured hand. It didn't appear serious. * * * Ray Yates made some loud tackles. Well/the Blytheville line, offensively and defensively, was just doggoned impressive all the way down the line. "If the line doesn't block, the backs can't run," Goodman said. Blytheville rushed 222 yards. Tompkins completed only one pass but did not throw much. His bombsight was in beautiful focus but two ^iiiiiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii COURIER NEWS g Friday, September 30, 1969 § PAai 6ES ^fliiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiniUiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiniiiiini of his throws were dropped. The one completion was a 25-yarder to Reed that set the scene for the field goal. Jackson gained 96 yards rushing. And 50 yards upstairs. Blytheville's next game is here Thursday night against Annie Camp of Jonesboro. Blytheville's record is 3-0 now. The Paps were defeated 32-13 in Jackson a year ago. : * * * Blytheville Junior High's new band, under the spirited direction of Dave Emery, put on another polished, interesting halftime show. Clever Yvonne Gonzales, who's only been at this baton business this year, was the head majorette. She was flanked by Jackie Green and Lisa Thompson. Another big turnout watched the gan>e. And Goodman was quite pleased about that also. A good night with good people. Bauer Plays Coy Fart BALTIMORE (AP) - Hank Bauer, who learned managerial strategy under doubletalking Casey Stengel, has signed a new ;wo-year contract to manage the pennant-winning Baltimore Orioles at a hefty increase in salary. "Just say I'm hi the higher echelon as far as manager's salaries go," Bauer said Thurs- salaries go Bauer said Tttxz&? salaries go," Bauer said Thursday after signing for close to 150,000 a year — less than a week before leading Baltimore into the World Series. Being as coy as a tough-look- ng ex-Marine can, Bauer thrust aside inquiries about his pay cale. Typical retorts from the scale. Bauei, who made an estimat- d $32,000 this season during the econd year of a two-year con- tact, was asked if he had received a 50 per cent increase. He gazed toward the ceiling, as if doing mental gymnastics, smiled and said, "No.' "How about 48 per cent?" "You're close," came the quick reply. Bauer, 44, served as an Oriole 1963, and then replaced Billy Hitchcock for the 1964 season. The Orioles finished third in 1964, to games out of first, and Bauer as voted as the American League's Manager af the Year. Baltimore finished third again last season, eight games off the pace. Thursday's NBA Exhibitions Philadelphia 109, San Francis co 103 Cincinnati 114, Los Angeles 105 See The '67 OLDS SAM BLACK MOTOR COMPANY NOW! 317 E. Main Ph. PO 2-2056 Choice Pigs Are'Sharp' FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Coach Frank Broyles has named three Texans as tn- captains for Arkansas' South- est Conference football opener with Texas Christian at Fort Worth Saturday night. Broyles said Thursday that linebacker Lee Johnson and center Melvin Gibbs, both ef Borger, Tex., and defensive end Mickey Maroney of Wichita ?alls, Tex., will be the captains for the seventh-ranked Porkers. Arkansas will be seeking its 24th consecutive regular season victory, its i6th straight SWC riumph and its eighth consecu- ive victory over TCU. The 'orkers have won two straight SWC crowns. Broyles and his traveling squad was to leave Fayetteville ate today for the trip to Fort IVorth. * * * The Porkers went through a brisk 45-minute workout Thursday and Broyles said, 'We were really sharp on our as- ignments." He said his team was in good physical condition with inly monster man Steve Hoehn i doubtful performer. Hoehn has a foot injury. Arkansas is a six-point favor- te to clip the Frogs, who have ost to Nebraska and Ohio State, a pair of perennial na- ional powers. WHO'S WHO Here's the way the area high school football games shape up tonight. BLYTHEVILLE favored by six points at Memphis Westwood, non-league. Focahontas 14-point favorite at GOSNELL in 2-A. . SHAWNEE six-point underdog at WILSON in 3-B. HARRISON Dragons of Blytheville get seven-point nod in afternoon, non-leaguer at Coleman in Pine Bluff. CARUTHERSVILLE six-point choice at Maiden. HAYTI 14-point underdog at Dexter. Georgia Pro Pushes to Top VANCOUVER (AP) - Hugh Royer, a little-known touring professional Irom Columbus, Ga., carded a three-under-par 68 Thursday to take the, lead after the first 18 holes of the Canadian Open Golf Tournament. But the big winner was the sprawling Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club course, a 6,907- yard layout made twice as dangerous by two days of rain. Only seven of the golfers hi an international, 143-man field, which included the cream of the touring pros, could manage to finish below par 71. Jack Nicklaus, Billy Casper, Gene Littler and Doug Sanders were among those who missed. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuniiiilllllililiiiiii SCORES •iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiin' Fioht* iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiUii TOKYO - Takeshi Paul Fuji, .40, Hawaii, knocked out Rock Alarde, 138, Philippines, 3. Fuji ivon Orient junior welterweight itle. PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - 3 ete Riccitelli, 169%, Portland, | mtpointed Rene Durrell, 171, / Bale, St. Anne, N.B., 8. i LOS ANGELES-Eddie Mach- n, 191, Berkeley, Calif., out- jointed George (Scrap Iron) 'olinson 216%, Oklahoma City, Okla., 10. LAS VEGAS, Nev.- — Irish Tony Doyle, 205%. Murray, Utah, outpointed Chuck Leslie, 79%, Los Angeles, 10. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS College ...... Arkansas A&M 14. Mississippi College 7 High School Parkin 33, Luxora 0 Alone in second spot was Rex Baxter Jr.. of Houston, a stroke back with a 69. The other five golfers to break par were Dick Crawford of Eldorado. Ark., Randy Glover of Florence, S.C., Tommy Aaron of Gainsville, Ga., and Don Messengale of Jacksboro, Tex., all tied with 70s. Casper, from Peacock Gap, Calif., was five over with 76. Sanders, from Ojai, Calif., had a 75. Juan (Chi Chi) Rodriguez of Dorado Beach, Calif., and Nicklaus were two over with 73s. For Rent MODERN OFFICE 16x28 Furnished or Unfurnished or will share with reputable Insurance, Realtor or Loan Agent at reasonable rent and I will be In office only an hour or two daily. RAY F. PRICE Night Phone. PO 2-2733 CLUB-BAG-SHIRT SALE Hogan Woods, Reg. $105 Now . 568.25 Hogan Irons, Reg. $154 Now 5100.10 Hogan Princess Woods, Reg. $57 Now $37.05 Hogan Princess Irons, Reg. $84 .... Now §55.60 Burton and Hogan Golf Bags Ladies, Reg. $47.50 Now $31.35 Mens, Reg. §65 Now $57.20 Ladies Catalina Blouses Reg. S3 ... Now g2. Reg. $5 .... Now $3.30 Men's Catalina Shirts Reg. 95.00 ; Now $4.00 Reg. $5.95 Now $4.40 THE PRO SHOP Blytheville Country Club Bob Boyd, Pro. NOT TO TAX PAVERS County Tax on Real and Personal Property Will Be Delinquent After OCTOBER 1st, 1966 PAY NOW AND AVOID THE LAST MINUTE RUSH William Berryman Sheriff And Ex-Officio Collector Mississippi County, Arkansas

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