The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 17, 1966 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 17, 1966
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The View from Mere ED HAYES THEY'RE SCHEDULED TO PLAY ONLY ONE BASKET- ball game at home this year. I .couldn't believe it. "That's right," replied Fred Mitchell, coach of the Blytheville Junior High Papooses. It's not quite that bad, though. Remember there s not much left of this year. But 1967 is a different story and basketball is a 1966-67 proposition. Fred's Paps, anxious to tip off (almost as anxious as some fans are to see 'em do so), are booked to play six of their first seven games on the road. Their only home game in '66 is against Annie Camp of Jonesboro, Dec. 12. But don t forget: 1967 is an entirely different story. Paps' first game is Monday night at Hornersville. BLYTHEVILLE HIGH'S *BASKETBALL CHICKASAWS should be one of the best-looking clubs in the state this season. I attended a fashion show in the dressing rooms yesterday afternoon and I must say the new uniforms are snaz-zee. Dwight Williams, who doubles as coach, was the model. About all I can tell you is that the costumes are white with maroon trim, naturally, and that you have to see the garments with your own eyes to appreciate Dwight s good If you'd like a more flowery description of the uniforms, check with Donna Smith, society editor. What kind of young men do they have to fill out the ""' Well,'let's just say the club has possibilities. If nothing else, the young men have put on some weight. Dwight had the boys on a weight program from Sept. 5 to Oct. 21 and in most cases it has manufactured stronger ' frames The basketball book says an individual's weight is not supposed to be important but the book obviously was not written by a coach. The Blytheville boss is not prepared to say now much o£ the new weight is normal advancement but he's convinced the seven-week course was not in vain. * * * Let's take a look at some of the Chickasaws, starting with the tallest. That would be Walt Hampton. He was 6'7 last year and 175 pounds. Now he's 6'8 and 191. The young feller seems to have developed a more aggressive attitude also. That's good. Ron Wilson was 6'3, 161. He has moved ahead three- fourths of an inch and 10 pounds and looks stronger and more sure of himself on the court. Don Gaines, handicapped with a fragile knee most of last year, Ws 6'1V4, 147. This season he's a fit 6'3, 162. Another returning starter is backcourter Stan Williams. He was 5'10^ and 141 ... and has moved up an inch and 11 pounds. Apparently he has lost no speed over it. If anything, he's quicker. * * * A look at some of the others who should be bell-ringers (and purposely overlooking lettermen Mike Guillot and Bo Briggs of the football team): *Aubrey Bell is 5'11'A, 150. He was 5'loy4 and 139. •kCharles Gaines is 6'&, 161, a gain of two and a half Inches but only one pound. *Bill Peterson is 5'7%, 130, pickup of an inch, plus nine pounds. *Barry Smith is 510 and 175 ... was S'9%, 164. *Kenny Beard is 511, 151 ... was 5'9%, 141. *Jimmy Moore went from 5'7%, 110, to 5'9% and a gain of 20 pounds! *Joe Ellis is still 61Vfe but is up to 175 now. Mike Huff is 6%, 151, an advance of two Inches and nine pounds. And driving Stewart Jerome has busted the 100-pound barrier. He's 113, 5'8 . . . was 98 pounds and 5'514. * * * The Chickasaw basketball schedules circulating around town show the first game Nov. 25, a week from tonight here against West Memphis and the schedules, provided by the soft drink companies, are. correct but .there is a preview lined up here Tuesday night, a pair of pre-season exhibitions. In the first game at 6 o'clock, it's the Gosnell Pirates vs. the Blytheville B team ... to be followed at 7:30 by the Chickasaws against Kennett. These are regulation games but are not formal affairs, no officially organized cheering sections or such. Admissions have been cut in half, 50 cents for adults, 25 cents for scholars. However, purchasers of BHS season tickets, either reserved or otherwise, do not have to pay. * * * As previously mentioned, Joe Gude has sold out all the reserved tickets and is now peddling the $8 unreserved. Late yesterday the Gude guy, who sometimes can be found at his slaughter house, reported that the tickets were moving well but he couldn't figure out why more parents of players haven't stepped forward yet. "I know they're going to be at the games," he said, "and they can't beat this bargain." For the benefit of these parents and all others who would like to get in on the goodies, Joe said he planned to be at the BHS gym Saturday morning at 10 o'clock to set up a ticket sale. * * * Has BHS ever had a friend like Joe Gude? BHS principal D.B. Meador doesn't think so. "Joe Gude is the difference between us operating on a sound financial basis or in a hole. We're grateful to him. He's the difference." While you're around negotiating with Joe Saturday morn you can take a look at the great paving progress around the gym. Hurry. It might be your last look at Mud Street. Pops to See A-State Game JONESBORO - With all hopes for a Southland Conference championship erased, Arkansas State's Indians must now face a powerful Trinity University team in the last game of the Tribe's rebuilding season. Game time at Kay's'Stadium Saturday afternoon is 2 o'clock and a big crowd is expected for the season finale. Blytheville Junior High's Football team, coached by former A - Stater Jack Goodman, is guest of the management. * * » Last week's 1W loss to Arlington State was costly to the Indians, not only in terms of prestige, but also physically. The Tribe started this year : wlth J3 lettermen, and it is highly probable that four of them will not see action against Trinity. An additional four Indian starters are at less then full strength. BODY MAN Needed immediately at busiest body shop in town. Call Bill Baker PO 3-4453 nandez, 163, Las Vegas, out- Rock and second-ranked Little pointed Ike White, 160, Philadelphia, 10. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiuiiiiiiiii High School iiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiniiiiniiHiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiililliiiiiiiiililiii Friday Blytheville at Jacksonville. LR Hall at McClellan. El Dorado at Hot Springs. Fort Smith Southside at Fort Smith Northside. Benton at Pine Bluff. Fayetteville at Texarkana, Lepanto at Walnut Ridge. St. Anne at Greenwood. BASKETBALL Tonight Luxora Jr. Hi at Missco. Friday Greene County Tech at Leachville (Homecoming). Dell at Manila. Missco at Shawnee. Luxora at Earle. Saturday Augusta at Harrison (Blytheville). LAS VEGAS, Nev.-Ferd Her- 20-6 ODDS AGAINST CHICKS Underdog Last Time By ED SHEARER Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Two Fort Smith powers, Northside and Southside, collide Friday night for football supremacy in northwest Arkansas in the biggest game in this next to last week of high school action this fall. The Grizzlies are ranked third in the state and Southside fourth and both have ranked high throughout te season. Neither can expect to gain much ground in the standings unless top-ranked North Little Rock Hall are sidetracked by arc h-rivals on Thanksgiving Day. * * * Northside has David Carter, one of the state's finest players, plus a better defense. The combination should get the Grizzlies a 10-7 victory, with G r <" g Shanks supplying the difference with his toe. Little Rock Hall at Little = | Thuiedw, Novraber IT, lUt I FAOE EIGHT 3 , iiBBiHllliliiMlDniiiiraraiiiBiiiiiiiiiiiiiiluiliiliiiliiilil* COURIER NEWS No Exception Is Bo Miami Coaches Go. Go By DAVE BURGIN OXFORD, Obio-(NEA)No one among Miami University's student body, faculty or alumni following will shout and scream, wave banners or organize committees when Bo Schembechler decides to resign as head football coach. They will be sorry to see him go, of course, because they like Bo personally and for the way he teaches football. But if and when he announces his departure, perhaps sometime this winter, he will be wished every success, patted on the back and bid goodby. * * * It was the same for John Pont when he left for Yale (now at Indiana), Ara Parseghian when he left for Northwestern (now at Notre Dame), Woody Hayes when he went to Ohio State . . . the same for George Blackburn, who's now at Virginia, and Sid Gillman, now with the San Diego Chargers. "It's a nice tradition," says Miami alumnus Clive Rush, former head coach at Toledo and now assistant to New York Jets' head coach Weeb Ewbank, also a Miami grad. "When you're hired at Miami, it is automatically assumed that you will win and then move on to a bigger coaching job. If you don't move up in four or five years, then they'll think something's wrong with Fights NEW YORK - Frankie Narvaez, 140%, Puerto Rico, out- pointed Felix Morales, 139&, 3 uerto Rico, 10. LONDON — Walter McGowan, 115V4, Scotland, stopped Jose Bisbal, 121^4, Spain, 5. Nontitle. you." * * * For Schembechler, first name Glenn, the rumors are flying now. Wisconsin and Minnesota are quickly mentioned. So is Ohio State, where Woody Hayes is having his worst season in 16 years. Schembechler came •to Miami from Ohio State, having worked as Hayes' assistant. "I turned down a couple of offers last year," said Schembechler, who is 37. One is known to be the University of Pittsburgh; the other he wouldn't say. "Yes, I am amenable to offers. I'm no different than anybody else, when it comes to improving one's self." Beyond that, Schembech- ler could say no more. It would not, he said, be fair to his team to talk publicly of changing jobs in the middle of a.season. + + + "Sure, Bo will move on," said Miami athletic director Dick Shrider. "We'd hate to lose him, but when a top job opens it seems they automatically look in our direction. "It's a tradition. Everybody knows about our reputation for turning out coaches and they know anybody they get from Miami will probably be a good one. "Yes, we turn out football coaches here—on all levels. We must have hundreds of high school head coaches. You hear people who knock kids for majoring In physical, education. Football—or physical education —is part of our way of life in this country. Somebody's got to be a football coach. We try to teach it right here." * •*• + Schembechler had no trouble fitting into that Miami coaching mold. He played at Miami under Blackburn and Hayes, 1946-50. Some of the players of that era, now coaches are Paul Dietzel (South Carolina), Carm Cozza (Yale), John McVay (Dayton), Doc- Urich (Buffalo) and Ed Biles (Xavier). In his first three years as head coach, Schembechler's record was 18-9-3. Miami won its last six games in 1965 and its first six this year, holding the nation's longest major college winning streak before losing to Mid-American Conference opponent Bowling Green. One national attention-getter for a Miami coach is the school's record against Big Ten teams. Schembechler is 2-2. •*• + + His football is imaginative. "I'm a balance nut," he says. "A team with good offensive-defensive balance has got to do well." When Schembechler goes his successor doubtless will be a Miami grad now serving as an assistant somewhere. The assistants are all over the place. There's even one at Slippery Rock. Invitation For Bids FOR Ida B. Crockett Lands Sealed bids will be received by the undersigned Trustee for purchase of lands formerly owned by Ida B. Crockett, Deceased, either in parcels or the entire tract. Tract contains 145 .acres, more or less and is located about 3 miles north of Blytheville, and about one-half mile south of Yarbro overpass—being bounded on west by U.S. Highway 61 and on north by county gravel road. Tract is traversed from north to south by Frisco Railroad. Includes 7-room residence and accessory buildings. Separate bids may be submitted by any bidder, for all or less than all, and for cash cr terms, as permitted by bid proposal forms. Bid proposal forms may be secured from Marcus Evrard, Attorney, for Excutor, in Title Insurance Building, 118 West Walnut Street, Blytheville, Arkansas and from the undersigned Trustee. Bids must be filed on or before December 10, 1966, at 10:00 O'clock. A.M., with undersigned Trustee, or with Geraldine Liston, Circuit Clerk, Blytheville, Arkansas. J. F. ETCHIESON, Trustee 118 North l»tS». — Blythtvillt, Ark. Rock McClellan — Just a warm- up (or next week's clash with Little Rock Central for the Warriors, ranked second and rolling right along. Hall 35-7. Fayetteville at Texarkana — The Razorbacks were going strong until they hit stumbling blocks against Southside and Springdale. The Bulldogs are one of the hottest teams in the state at the present time and Mark Thompson's passing has been the reason. Look for his strong arm to prevail again. Fayetteville 20-14. * * * Last week's forecasts resulted \ in a 21-5-2 record, a .758 percentage. It lifted the season standing to 237-66-19, a .765 percentage. Elsewhere around the state, here are the predictions for other Class AAA and Class AA games this week: Jacksonville 20, BlytiieviUe 6 El Dorado 13, Hot Springs 7 Benton 13, Pine Bluff 6 Harrison 27, Bentonville 7 Mountain Home 28, Huntsville 6 Batesville 21, Wynne 0 De Witt 14, Newport 6 Cabot 7, Sylvan Hills 6 Fuller 20, Bryant 6 Morrilton 28, Searcy 7 Smackover 13, Camden 7. Crossett 27, Hamburg 0 Malvern 20, Camden Fairview 7 Magnolia 14, Warren 12 Hayti Most HAYTI - The Original Harlem Thrillers basketball team is booked to play an exhibition game here tonight against the Hayti Rovers. Tipoff in the Hayti gym is 7:30. Dave King, speaking for the sponsoring Jaycees, said tickets are $1. There is no admission cost for pre-scho- olers. NEW YORK (AP) - Reading and Binghamton were readmitted to the Eastern Baseball League for next season at a meeting of the league directors here Wednesday. ffl![lllll!lll!l[|!II Fhe Fans' Piece lOf Mind Sports Editor: I would like to thank you for the $10 you sent to me as the prize in football contest sponsored by the Blytheville Courier News. We all appreciated the nice writeups you gave our (football) team. We all enjoy reading your column very much and think that is the best sports column in Northeast Arkansas. Thanks again. CORKY McCORKLE, Osceola Junior High. iiiiniiiniiiiiiininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiinii ..... nniiiiniiin Cage Pros National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Los Ang'es 124, Cincinnati 112 St. Louis 104, Detroit 101 Phila'phia 117, New York 108 Today's Games Detroit vs. New York at Baltimore Chicago at Baltimore Friday's Games Chicago vs. Philadelphia at! Boston j Baltimore at Boston . Los Angeles at Detroit Jacksonville Has It Up Front Blytheville High's football Chickasaws are charted to leave town by bus at 30 minutes past noon Friday for their game at Jacksonville. There's a 7:30 kickoff for the Chicks' last game of tlie 1964 season. Their record is 3-5-1. Jacksonville has a 20-pound weight advantage m the line. The Lions average about 189 pounds and Bob Williams Chickasaws approximately 167. _ Commit to memory Memorize the two words: "Jim Beam" on the label. They represent six generations of Bourbon know-how. Pour. Relax. Enjoy your drink. Life's simpler now- even for a secret agent. Hockey jiillliiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaHiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiaiiiiiiiiiai'' National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Result New York 2, Chicago 2, tie Today's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games No games scheduled NOW! 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