The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 23, 1966 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 23, 1966
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Blythwille (Ark.) Courlw New* - Friday, December », Met- PtmMm Pity Poor Lew, 34 Points, It's His Poorest Effort By TED MEIER Istodated Pren Sports Writer CSU Rams from Fort Collins tied the score at 64-64 before Lew Alcindor played his poor ist gai . but college basket- lu U1W1U , „ „„ .„„ ^ all's sophomort phenomenon j t eam t 0 beat UCLA and their 7- itill threw in 34 points to lead foot-1% superstar. Alcindor spoiled their chance Thursday night of going into the record books as the first college op-ranked UCLA t« an 44-74 •ictory over Colorado State Uni- «rsity. Alcindor and Lynfl Shackelford hit for four straight field goals to break the tie with less Down 41-34 at halftlrtie, the I than five ttinutes left and de- light a crowd «f 12,487 at faulty Pavilion in Los Angeles. • • ' 'I played poorly, especially on defense," Akin** siW. "I just wasn't alert at much as I should have been On defense. I don't feel I'm progressing as fast as I would like to defensively. They gave me some trouble with their size and rebounding." "It was probably Aldndor'S poorest game so far this year, over-all," commented Johnny Wooden, the UCLA coach, after his 500th game as a college mentor. "We didn't niOve the ball as well as we should have, but that may have been due to our layoff. I think the best thing we did was to come back in the second half after they had tied us. that always matures a team." * * * It was the f6uf th in a row f6r the unbeaten Bruins, who hadn't played since they rOuted Duke Dec. 10. Tonight Notre Dame moves into Pauley Pavilion to try to upset the Bruins. Alcindor got his 34 points on 1.3 field goals and eight of 13 free throws. Big 8-7 SOWiy fius- tiori and 6-8 Bob Rule topped the Rartis with 17 and 12 points, respectively , * * * Seventh - rartkcd Cincirinati the only Other teafa in The Associated Press Top Ten to see action, had to go overtime to edge Texas Christian 89-88, Kentucky trounced Oregon State 96-66 and Kansas State humbled Penn State 83-59 in the first round of the UK Invitational while in other games New Orleans Loyola nipped Washington 88-87, Rutgers downed Pitt 87-68, Michigan defeated Ohio Univ. 86-80 and St. Joseph's of Philadelphia routed Jackson- iville Univ. 81-63. Oregon beat Hawaii 7344 In Honolulu. BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) Jim Haney scored 20 points t« lead the Arkansas College Highlanders tO a 70-68 basketball victory over Philander Smittl Thursday night. Arkansas College led 49-36 at the half. Tht Wtw from Hen ED HAYES O.K., SO THE SCENE IS SET. Plot: Whfl'll win the Holiday Tournament here next week? Cast: fclytheville, Letchville, Jonesboro and Paragould basketball squads. It figures to be the best high school basketball attraction in the state during the holiday season. Or maybe the whole season, because the No. 1 and No. 2 teams in Arkansas are involved. * * * Blytheville wag Voted No. 1 this w*ek and Leachville No. J and nothing that transpired since then has done anything to seriously rtduce their images. Although, because of human vagaries, don't bet your two thumbs they'll still be up there in the same position by Tuesday. Blytheville defeated Helen* 91-49 and Batesvilie 65-59; Mid Leachville beat Forrest City S4-3». Nice and neat. Right? Th* master Hollywood script writer was really at work MI this one, wasn't hi? * * * Blytheville Hifch officials are tightening the gym seams as they expect the biggest crowds since the 19«0 state tournament bigger than the audience for the St. Louis Hawks game and the Arkansas-Ole Miss matches. There were so many people at the wlndup of the state show, they stopped selling tickets. Some people tried to smuggle themselves In as vendors of soft drinks and popcorn but this wasn't so smart. The legitimate vendors couldn't even get this through the throng In the lobbyi There were a lot of games golnf on in the lobby but they had nothing to do with basketball. + * * Remember, tickets for the upcoming tournament are now on sale at Farmers Bank & Trust (see Bob Cox) and at First National Bank (see Ted Wahl). Tickets for each night of action (Dec. 30-31) are $1 each. You don't save any cash by buying in advance. It's just the convenience of the thing. And you can never tell. If the crowd is of the overflow variety, "the fire department might cut the ticket sale short and leave you standing outside with your money clutched to your frozen fingers. + * * After having slept on it, I wonder if Blytheville'S mediocre performance last night against Batesville was fashioned by the lukewarm backing of the student cheering section. I sensed it the moment 1 walked In the gym. There was no excitement, no buzzing as there was last week against North Li'l Rock. I'm sure the players sniffed it quicker than I did. What happened? Where was all the excitement of having the No. 1 team in the state? Such honors fall this way so seldom it's a shame they don't noise it up while they can. It might be corny and kid stuff to some but to me it carries the sweet scent of school spirit. A few students chanted "We're Number One!" but they received no help. Maybe next week somebody'll be sorry when the rating ends up somewhere else. It's lots better to chant "We're Number One!" than it Is to hear it coming from someone else's school. + * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Leachville's game Tuesday with Rector has been indefinitely postponed .... Two Missourians are officials in the Sugar Bowl Jan. 2. Earl Jansen of Affton is referee; and Mel Sheehan of Northwoods is clock operator .... Because of an injury, ex-Razorback Jerry Lamb of the Kansas Chiefs must miss the campionship action. Holidaying In Blytheville with his wife (the former Susan Smith) he escapes the bruises but not the booty .... Some Blytheville football boys were noising it up in Helena Tuesday night after the Chickasaws won 91-59. A woman from Helena, fuming at the edges, snapped at them in the lobby a reminder that Helena won the football game 12-6. "Have you forgotten that?" she said. "No mam," one of the boys replied. "But we're trying awfully hard." ^^^ SHORT SHORTS PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia (AP) - Boxing, is to return to this country in February, ending a 10-month ban of the sport which followed two fatal accidents. Officials have taken several steps including the compulsory use of helmets to make the sport safer. TUCSON, Aril. (AP) - Darrell Mudra, highly successful small college coach before taking over the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League a year ago, was named Thursday as head fotball coach of the University of Arizona. ELON, N.C. (AP) - Shirley u. (Red) Wilson was chosen Thursday to replace Gary Mattocks on Jan. 3 as head toot- ball coach of Elon College. CHICAGO (AP) - The case of reported athletic* irregularities »t the UUniversity of Illinois was in the h«nds today of the Big Ten and the National Collegiate Athletic Assoeia- tJftfl NCAA Big Ten Commisioner Bill Reed conducted an til-day hearing Thursday as he probed a report made to him last Friday by President David D. Henry of Illinois concerning questionable grant in aid assistance to athletes at the school. Reed and Art Bergitrom, tn invited representative of the NCAA, conf«rr«d with five mini officials at Reed's offic« y " S Reed did not diicloH tht result of his findings. MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Bob Seagwn of the University of Southern California mi«**i »*Uing a world's indoor pole vault record Thursday nifht at the Senior Bowl track meet because his jump was not made during competition. Seagren, who holds the world's outdoor pole valut record with 17 f«*t, «• inches, lost In the competition because he failed thro* times to clear IS feet. However, during ex. hlbitlon vaulting he cleared 17 feet, 4 inches. The world we- wdir-docr record U 17 feet,* inch. SHRINE PLAYERS VISIT THE KIDS Gridders Get a Big Dose of Incentive By RON BERGMAN Associated Press Sport* Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - No block or tackle on the Kezar Stadium fotball field Dec. 31 can match the viciousness of the blows nature has inflicted on crippled children for whom the East-West game is played. The players and coaches saw this for themselve Thurday. They viited the San Francisco Shriners Hospital for which the game has raised more than $5 million in 41 years. After an apprehensive beginning that lasted only momentarily, everyone began to smile. "I set you have an Oregon State banner up there," Jim Wilkins, a 225-pound guard from OSU, said to 3-year-old Lester. That's so Santa can come and see how nice K is," (aid Lester. * * * Each player was assigned a child. It didn't take long to get warmly acquainted. Every player got a wallet with his patient's picture inside. The players gave presents, too. All-America linebacker Jim Lynch of Notre Dame gave a balloon to smiling Bonnie, 9. She took it with her right hand which had only a thumb and forefinger. Lynch, who had to turn away for a few seconds, will have Bonnie as his incentive a week from Saturday. Players in the San Francisco Shrine game not only give up their holidays but are unpaid. * . * * The East got the girl's wing and the West the boy's. But each squad visited both wings where banners with school col- Ho, Ho, Ho! TORONTO (AP) - The holiday season brought final proof that things are topsy- turvy in the National Hockey League this season. Not only is perennial tail- ender New York tied for first and powerful Montreal mired in fourth, but an undetermined number of Christmas cards got out of the NHL offices with Merry Christmas upside down. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii COLLEGE Basketball Scores By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas College 70. Philander Smith 68 New Orleans Loyola 88, Washington U. 87 Alabama 90, Sweden National Club 85 Cincinnati 89, TCU 88, overtime Michigan 86, Ohio U. 80 SMU 101, Arlington St. 82 UCLA M, Colorado St. 74 St. Mary's Calif. 74, Hayward St. 68 Ortgon 73, Hawaii «4 St. Joseph's Pa. 81, Jacksonville 63 Rutgers 87, Pittsburgh M LIU 57, lona 55 TOURNAMENT UK Invitational First Round Kansai St. 83, Penn St. 59 Kentucky 96, Oregon St. 66 ors and names flew from every bed. Some of the kids could get out of their beds with the aid Of crutches or braces. Casts covered legs, arms or entire bodies. The Older boys gave West Head Coach John Ralston a cheer. Suzanne. 14, led a spell- out W-E-S-T T-E-A-M. * * > The visit was over. The older boys able to get into the hall watched through a window as :he players boarded a motorized cable. car replica to go down town. The East will practice at Santa Clara and the West at Palo Alto starting today. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A pair of sharpshooting quarterbacks are expected to put on an aerial show Saturday in the 29th annual Blue-Gray All-Star football game. Virgil Carter of the Brigham Young heads the Northern squad, with quarterbacking help from Indiana's Frank Stavroff, and Terry Southall of Baylor with direct the South. Southall flit on 173 passes for 1,986 yards and 16 touchdowns for Baylor this fall, but his sta- tics fall far short of those carried into the contest by Carter. The Brigham Young ace connected on 141 passes for 2,182 yards and 21 touchdowns, and he scored nine times running while picking up 363 yards on the ground. * * * The quarterbacks will" be der orders to take to the air, because both coaches—the South's John Bridges of Baylor and the North's Glenn Dbbbs of Tulsa-like to throw. The game, which will be televised nationally starting at 1 p.m. EST, by CBS, is expected to attract about 20,000 fans. The North, which has won six of the last nine games, is favored. The teams chose their captains Thursday. The Blues picked Carter as offensive captain and the Grays chose Southal. Southall wasn't on hand when Ms teammates voted. He was on his way to Arkansas to get married. He won't be back in Montgomery until 10:30 a.m. Saturday. EL PASO, Tex. (AP) - Football practice session for Saturday's Sun Bowl game became so secretive Thursday that two Wyoming players got lost. And Wyoming GOv. ClifOrd lansen and Gov.-elect Stan Ha- haway, both Republicans, were run out of the Florida State workout after jestingly being accused as "football spies" by a oung coach. Wilt Is Held By Thurmond By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Nate Thurmond, Wilt Chamberlain's understudy when both played for San Francisco, hounded Philadelphia's super star tenaciously but in vain Thursday night. Thurmond may have won the personal contest, but the 76ers won the game. In the only National Basketball Association action, the Philadelphia 76ers outlasted a dogged Warrior squad and won, 116-114, although Thurmond held Chamberlain to 14 points and outrebounded the Big Dipper. For Your Christmas Forties Shop With Us Featuring Jock Daniels Tenn. Whiskey In All Sites GrMii or Black Label By the Bottle By the Case Lewis Liquors "It was all kinda comical," commented Dave Lantz, graduate assistant at FSU, after he had asked Hansen, Hathawy, University of Wyoming President Dr. John King and two others to leave the practice. But it wasn't nearly as comi- cal for Wyoming ridders Glen \ King didn't kn6w where they 439 S. Hit St. Ilyttwillo, Ark.. NOTHING NEW FISHING LICENSES ARE REQUIRED AFTER Dec. 31. They are already on sale at most license dealers over the state. The 1967 fishing license, required of every angler 16 years of age and older, is $3.50. It's good until Jan. 1, 1968. Senior citizens, 65 years of age and older, who have liftime fishing license, do not need additional license. Fishing is often good in January and February so don't get caught without your new license. * * * SOME SPORTSMEN MAY RECALL A SNIPE HUNT IN which they were left holding the bag, but few have really ever taken part in the Wilson's snipe hunt. The season on this bird is now open (through Jan. IS), •with a daily bag limit of eight. Just as identification of waterfowl is a must for a hunter, the same is true for those who might like to try the Wilson snipe. .It is necessary so that rails and woodcock are not mistaken targets. A Wilson's snipe has V-shaped wings in flights, stem- like legs, long bill, vertically streaked head, back of brown on white, brown rump, and orange tail. It flies in rapid zigzag fashion, and is commonly found in marshes, bogs, and along river banks. * * * The woodcock, which is also an in-season bird from now through Dec. 30, is a very short-legged bird, very stocky, with a short neck and long bill with horizontal markings on the beak and neck. Brownish wings with compact, rusty colored body mark this bird. Shooting is fast, since the woodcock permits a hunter to get very near before exploding into flight. Most woodcock are found in moist wetlands, swamps, and thickets. The daily bag limit is five. The season on all other shorebirds is closed, and that's why identification is a must. * * . * HUNTER'S LOG. DEER, Firearms—Third period to run last three days of 1966. Legal bucks only. White River Refuge, Ft. Chaffee, Wattensaw Area, included in closed areas. DEER, Archery—Season open, through Jan. 31. Any sex. Limit, 2. DUCK, GOOSE, COOT—Season now open, through Jan, 7. SQUIRREL—Season now open. Areas north of U.S. 64 to close Dec. 31; areas south of U.S. 64 to end Jan. 15. RABBIT—Season now open, through Feb. 15. Daily limit, 8. DOVE-Second half now open, through Jan. 11. Daily limit, 12. QUAIL—Season now open, through Feb. 15 Daily .limit, 8. FUR-BEARING ANIMALS-SeasOn now open, through Feb. 28. WOODCOCK-Season now open, through Jan. 30. Daily limit, 5. iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiiiinniiiiiniiiiiiiniiiiiiniiii High School Blytheville 65, Batesville 59 Jonesboro 57, Harrison 52 Searcy 51, Jacksonville 30 Tuesday Rector at Leachville, postponed | Dec. 30-31 Holiday Tournament at Blytheville "When Winter Winds Blow Let Yourself Glow" .. Call PO 3-1913 Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio 1312 W. Main Blytheville, Ark. MOBILE HOME DISCOUNT DAYS BIG DISCOUNT ON ALL MODELS !••••••••••• SPECIAL •••••«•••••% 10'x41' LAKE COTTAGE Was $3150 Now $2650 »»*•••»••»•••»•••»••»•••••••••*«••••••• BANK FINANCING AVAILABLl HANNON & SONS MOBILE HOMES Phono PO 3-6840 South 61 Hi-Way Charger, offensive tackle, and Tom Gottburg, defensive end. They were following the Vyoming team bus in a private car driven by a professional ootball scout. The car lost the bus at a stop light. The two >layers and the scout drove for learly an hour trying to find the agh school field where the Vyoming team practiced. They never did find it, and neither did Hansen and Hathaway. "We went to five different •ields," Hathaway said. "Dr. Regulars Benched SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP — The Springfield Indians re:urn to . American Hockey League action in a meeting with Providence tonight with several regulars benched in the wake of an abortive week-long revolt against owner Eddie Shore. Shore, who went searching for talent in the United States and Canada after the Indians walked out Monday, said that five newcomers from the Central League would dress for the game with the Reds. He said the remainder of the team will be "augmented with some of the present players." Shore, a 64-year-old pro In dealing with defiant players, hockey's first full-scale player refused to give ground in pro rebellion since 1925. He rejected demands that he reinstage suspended defense men Dale Rolfe. Bill White and Dave Amadlo and veteran for ward Brian Kilrea, and insistec that the team's otiier 19 players honor contracts. were. Their secret practice was. very well concealed." * * * ; When they showed up at the . r SU workout, Lantz and anoth-.; r graduate assistant, Al Con-:; ver asked them to identify;" lemselves. They did and were".old they couldirt stay — in a" ice way. '.'. Besides lost players, Wyom-~ ng has another problem. The.' Cowboys have new uniforms for", IS nationally televised game-i NBC) which starts at 3 p.m., ;, CST, and they can't make up- heir minds whtther to wear- white helmets or gold ones. A spokesman said it depends, n which shows up .better in the" [ame to be televised in color. " Ideal Gilt For Sportsmen BUCK KNIVES FAMOUS FOR HOLDING AN EDGE, HAWKS MAIN ST. PAWN And ARMY SURPLUS 322 E. Main PO 3-8288 The most fitting gifts for Christmas UARMAN SLIPPERS JARMAN DEERSLAYERS For his lounging hours, we suggest! A pate Of foot- coddling Jatman house ilipperi [ilbbideorduroy styla with tsrrycloth lining and cushion sola is a current favorite). 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