The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 18, 1966 · Page 9
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Blyttie IH« (Art.) Courier News — Tuesday, October II, 196(1 - P«g« Nine ED HAYES THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT WATCHING FOOTBALL in the pleasantly warm daylight that makes you want to set more of it. • J. K. Williams shares my passion for the extravagance. Well, no, I guess I can't make such a blanket utterance as that but the school superintendent was definitely in the mood for sunshine football at Haley Field Saturday morning. The former football official had volunteered to work the seventh grade game between Blytheville and Trumann and he was quite hooked by the atmosphere. * * * Wouldn't it be nice, he said, if we could play all our high school E games on Saturday mornings as they do in Li'l Rock? That's how ebullient the wholesome, rarefied atmosphere had turned his thoughts. But then in the next breath (his breathing was a bit faster than normal because it had been sometime since he last officiated -a game) he said he knew it would be out of the question. "Because of the travel involved," he explained. * * * Readers of this column have known for years that I have been advocating daylight varsity competition at the high school. I don't say down with night games or anything that ruthless. All I'm asking for is one high school football game and one high school basketball game each season by daylight. For the students primarily but certainly not shutting hte door to any adults who care to attend. I know Dwight Williams would like such an arrangement this basketball season, play one game in the afternoon and turn out the whole school. If it comes about, the cheer leaders would need to be cautioned to eliminate the all-for-Blytheville-stand-up-and-holler holler. A gym jammed with kids might blow the roof off. Final thought. Even opponents of the daytime plan would reconsider, I'm sure, after last night's miserable outing at Haley. * * * MY INTENTION WAS NOT TO CAUSE "ARGUMENTS •11 over town." . I presented a problem the other day for grandstand officials, the hypothesis set forth to emphasize what was and what wasn't a safety. Unwittingly I put my hypothetical punt receiver in the end zone and as my official friends rushed to remind me. this is not possible since the ball is deal when it crosses the goal line. What I meant to do was put the punt receiver in the end zone under his own power. That is, such as receiving the ball on about the five and then backtracking to elude tacklers. The rest of the problem was O.K. The punt returnee is tackled and when the ball is lined up it's in the playing field ill but a fraction which is still on the goal line. Safety or nof? Safety, indeed. The ball, all of it, must be clearly out on the playing field. * * * O.K., here's the problem for today. Blytheville's Pat Long on fourth down is racing toward Jonesboro's end zone and al the two-yard line finds his path to a touchdown blocked by two members of the Hurricane. One of the defenders is lying on the ground and the other is on his knees. Long hurdles with feet forward over both players into the end zone. Your choices: 1—Declare a touchdown has been scoreij. 2-Penalize Blytheville 15 yards for hurdling. 3-Penalize Blytheville five yards for hurdling. •punojj aqj mi* )3B)U03 n| t\ jssj • am n«ni »m« <poq am jo l«d on i«m §nBain ,,iaj| nq HO,, • -j»aj t|q no mis ja.(n|d 8 ia\o jsourejoj «98tn| JO )S3J q)oq jo suo qj|M duinf o) jairaru aqi ^q |dma)i« n« ID pamjsp i| «B||pjnH' •8!l! Aa M!*lH JOJ u*iopqono| « 3J«|3aa-H3MSNV * * * I've only seen the above call made once in Blytheville— this year in the Hall massacre. The Warrior from Li'l Rock on a punt return jumped with both feet forward in an attempt to hurdle one or two upright Chickasaws. He lucked one Chick in the head. An official right on top of the play yanked his red hanky but and sent it flying. I believe most Blytheville fans thought it a call for unsportsmanlike conduct but the official snapped: "Hurdling the defense." "Hurdling the defense?" critd the incredulous, intrepid Warrior. "You heard me!" * * * . . . It was the proper call. But the Warriors were not penalized for it and press box and stadium habitues are slill trying to figure out what happened. There were two flags against' Hall, in fact. The other obviously for having 12 men on the field. If there was an offsetting penalty against Blytheville it was not clearly indicated. And at best the play should have been nullified and Blytheville could've punted again. Instead, Hall was given possession exactly where the hurdling took place and from there the Warriors scooted in easily for another touchdown. If anyone has the answer I'd be willing to publish it. Fans are still asking me about it but they're asking the wrong guy. I couldn't gel a player out of the end zone even in a hypothetical situation. DUCK HUNTING IS NOT THE EXPENSIVE SPORT it's cracked up, to be. According to reports compiled by thi U.S. Bureau of Sport Fisheries *nd Wildlife, waterfowl hunters last year spent an average of only »8.« a day for food, lodging, travel, licenses, stamps, guides, and privilege fees. This cost the average hunter only #3 during the waterfowl Waterfowl hunters also traveled 70 million miles to take part in the sport, and more than 45 per cent of all wjttrfowl hunterg were attracted to shooting In the Mississippi Flyway, which Includes Arkansas. The Mississippi Flyway drew 740,000 hunters lo rank u the most popular one, and drew more than the combined Mil of hunter, in both the Pacific and Central flyway, More than 1,650,000 hunters took part in the waterfowl hunt! wd spent « national total of $87,136,000. •* * * Yet isk any waterfowl hunter about the price In c»sh- and in pain of cold weather and dunkings in cold water-and they'll tell you It's nothing. And while the cost is "nothing," many huntwi think of UM big u even less important. Strinfi brood, **«• w«t«rtw> hunteri. AT ARENA TONIGHT Bonus for Fans It was all on the up-and-up but Herb Welch is making up for it tonight, anyway. Some of the wrestling patrons at Legion Arena last week voiced displeasure at the quick program. Well, it wasn't the promoter's fault. The giant Evans brothers, you see, agreed to beat the Blue Infernos in three straight falls but could only pin the elusive masked men once. * * * Apparently they hadn't counted on grappling with their manager, too, who showed up in masked apparel and wielding a bumbershoot (on a clear night). Anyway, the program was over at about 9:30. "Some of the people were disappointed," the promoter said. "I was, loo. So, we're giving 'cm an extra match this time." And it's all at no extra cost. * * •*• The extra bout puts Professor, Ito against Treacherous Phillips in the semi- final. The main event is a six- man, lag team match, Moose and Giant Evans and Rowdy Red Roberts against the three infernos. Plus: Ihree one-fall bouts involving the main event heavyeights. Roberts was in action here lasl week as referee. He had a rough night. In addition to struggling with the Infernos and. their manager, he had to oversee a man- versus-alligator exhibition. .. * .* . * Blytheville's Buddy Chandler has been called on to referee tonight's super card. Reserved seats at ringside may be purchased inside the Arena starting at 6:30. General admissions are 75 cents for adults, 25 cents for children. First bell at 8:30. The infernal Infernos' manager should not be allowed near ringside with that unwarranted umbrella again. Even if the roof is leaking. High School THURSDAY Blytheville Jr Hi at Dyersburg, Tenn. Osceola Jr Hi at Walnut Ridge Luxora Jr Hi at Wilson FRIDAY Blytheville at Jonesboro Stuttgart at Harrison of Blytheville (Homecoming) Trumann at Gosnell (Home- oming) Corning at Osceola (Home- oming) Shawnee at Crawfordsville Luxora at Kciser Parkin at Wilson Portagevillc at Caruthcrsville McClellan at Jacksonville Hayti at Illmo-Scott City Benlon at LR Hall Texarkana at Fort Smith LR Central at El Dorado Fort Smith Southside at Pin« Bluff North LR at Conway Burnett Is Burning Up AFL FAMILIAR? — The face is familiar on the right but the figure on the left is unfamiliar. At left, of course, is J. K. Williams, superintendent if schools here and a former football official. He put on the uniform Saturday morning to officiate the Trumann-Blylhe- ville seventh grade game (See Ed Hayes's column). The Trumann coach is Charley Eagle who was on the staff last season. (Courier News Photo) iBOWLING/ Lloyd Snow hauled in 539 In Industrial League last night at Shamrock. Ed Gallagher ripped 527; Bob Littrell 523; Mick Hartley 208; Mike Howell 203; and Jim Roleson 199. Third- place Katz Jewelers twirled 9752799. Ken Simpson •*• scattered HB Is a Serious Actor NEW YORK (AP) - When the Philadelphia Eagles kid Timmy Brown about his ambitions to become an actor, the star halfback has a ready an- wer. "When I make it big, you'll be coming around to the back door'" Timmy answers with a smile. "Don't ask me for any ringside table." 208- j Brown was in town for his 560; Russell May 204-534; Donna I weekly acting lesson at the Her- Seglem 178-482; and Martha Halden 179-459 in Monday Night 9 O'clock Mixed Doubles League at Strat-0-Lanes. Fourth-place Boone Cleaners swept 828-2350. INDUSTRIAL bert Berghoff studio in the Village. He comes up from Philadelphia every Monday, an off day for pro football players, and reads scripts or observes from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. "I don't like to use football in connection with my acting career," said Timmy who has made several recordings as a popular singer. "I started sing- MONDAY i O'CLOCK DOUBLES j fog five years ago and made 'some recordings — all bombs. I think acting will be my forte in the long run." Brown broke into the acting business in summer stock at Bob Sullivan Chevrolet Coca Cola Katz Jewelers Pepsi-Cola Johnson E«o Kelscr Supply 84> ; . 78 61 Bucks County in Pensylvania, playing in the Thurber Carnival with Dodie Goodman and Eddie Bracken. * * * "I divide my life in six months football and six months with my other career," he said. Timmy is a sensitive man with great pride in his ability. He's disappointed because he is not having as good a football season as he hoped. "Maybe I expect too much of myself," he said. "My friends will tell you that I never think I have had a good game." Timmy had a good day against Pittsburgh Sunday when he carried 23 times for 96 yards, top rushing performance in the National Football League for the week. He also caught two passes for 15 yards and scored a touchdown. McFall's Florist . WOSCO Minlt Mart Boone Cleaners .. Reelloot Ledbetter's Kata Jewelers Kells'-Bllt-Unlforrr C&W Cleaners . BIB M Discount . 18'-'. IS 13 13 12 11 u 12 12',; 13 14 15 18 Hog Might Be Out Three Weeks FAYETTEVILLB, Ark. (AP) —Linebacker Lee Johnson will probably be out of action for Iwo or three weeks with a strained knee suffered in the Texas game, Arkansas coach Frank Broyles said Monday. "We can't be sure," Broyles said, 'but the doctor says it probably .will be two or three weeks.' Four other Razorbacks were hurt as Arkansas posted a 12- victory over the Longhorns in a brusing defensive battle at Austin, but Broyles said the four should be ready for Saturday's game with Wichita Slate at Little Rock. The others are wingback Harry Jones, tailback Bruce Maxwell, tackle Don Mcllvogue and end Richard Trail. Arkansas got a day off from practice Monday, but resumes work today. Boog: 'Thanks, But—' BALTIMORE (AP) - n's not that John (Boog) Powell isn't grateful and honored, but he ,iopes there will never be another reason to select him as Comeback Player of the Year in Ihe American League. "It's one award I don't want lo win again," said Powell on Monday, when informed of his selection in The Associated Press poll. "I consider it an honor, but once is enough." Miami Grabs Cookie MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Mighty Cookie Gilchrist, who collects old swords for hobby and has needled front offices from Kitchener, Ont.. to Buffalo to Denver in his 13 years as a pro football player, has been acquired by the Miami Dolphins. The 31-year-old controversial fullback was snapped by the Dolphins Monday after the Denver Broncos put him on waiver). In exchange, American Football League President Milt Woodward ruled that Miami muit give Denver Its third and fifth drift choices in January. NEW YORK (AP) — Bobby Burnett, Buffalo's Smackover Kid, has powered the Bills into the American Football League's team rushing lead with the best individual performance of the season. Burnett, a rookie from the University of Arkansas by way of Smackover, Ark., gained 138 yards on 2 carries in- last Sunday's 17-17 tie with San Diego — ioth single-game highs this season. His 377 yards in seven games las led the Bills to the top spot in rushing offense. Their 139.5- yard average per-game on the ground leads Kansas City, Boston and Houston, the only other AFL clubs with a plus-100 yard rushing average., * * * The New York Jets, who led in five of six statistical depart- ments three weeks ago, fail to ead in any for the first time after their 24-0 loss to Houston lunday. The Oilers climbed into he 1 total offense lead with a 328.5-yard per-game average. Bought by Braves ATLANTA (AP) - First baseman Jim Beauchamp, who hit .317 and 25 home runs before suffering a broken wrist in the International League during the past season, has been acquired from Richmond by the Atlanta Braves. HERMON JONES BUSINESS MEN'S ASSURANCE Ctt. 1430 Onion Afo Phone S74-WOC Mcmpbln 4, TennewMt Onl) toj Free Consultation, insurance Cor *Saut« Planning Key Man, >artnersnlp to Corporation. Group. Pension. Betlm- ment and Hospital linatlnn DALLAS ,(AP) - Ralph Neey, the. ace Dallas offensive ;ackle awarded by the courts to Houston of the American Foot- jail League, lost another lega' skirmish Monday but still may be in the lineup for one more Na tional Football League game. Supreme Court Justice Wil liam J. Brennan refused ti grant a petition to Dallas attor neys to delay the notice of las Monday's Supreme Court refus al to review a lower court hole ing that Neely's contract with the Houston Oilers was valid. * . * * Notices of Supreme Court actions ordinarily are mailed in about a week. Cowboy officials were hopeful the notice will not be recieved by the Denver Court of Appeals, which ruled the Oil. ers contract valid, until after | Sunday's game with the Browns at Cleveland. iiiliiiiiiiniii'iiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiinittiiiiiNiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiliiliiniii Cage Pros By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Los Angeles at New York Cincinnati at Detroit San Francisco at Chicago America's Largest Selling Cigar Garbage Barrel Rack Prevents barren from being turned over and prevents rust. Only $4.95 55 Gal. Garbage Barrels $3 FEEE DELIVERY GODSErS TIRE SHOP & GARAGE Hear of Strickland's Gro. N. (il Hi-way PO 3-9734 MONON SEED WHEAT Certified $2.95 Non-Certified $2.75 HIGH GERMINATION OREGON VETCH HIGH GERMINATION $4/00 P*r 100 Ibt. '16 YALLEYFIELD GIN Yarbro, Ark. PO 3-6645 Only a world of time can bring you the flavor of Kentucky's Finest Bourbon 7 years old tick-tock-tick-tock the Bourbon that didn't watch the clock. 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