The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 3, 1967 · Page 7
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BlyUiovillo (Ark.) Courier New» - Tuesday, January 3,1967 - Pace Nine Here They Are: Local Sports 'Awards for 1966 FOURTH ANNUAL FERDINAND AWARDS ARE BE- ing made today. Ferdinand as you know, unlike Oscar or Emmy, is a mythical object. It cannot be used as a doorstop. Paperweight for verbal agreements, yes, but that's about all. Ferdinands are presented mainly to cite local acts of dubious distinction of the past year. . .with recognition for other significances, insignificancies, misfires, bulleyes and catchalls thrown in. If your name isn't included, better luck this year. * * * FERDINAND FOR 1866 (Top award of the year): Chickasaw Athletic Club for thumbing down an offer from the Harlem Globetrotters to play an exhibition in Blytheville. FERD FOR 1966 (Ruiiiicrup award): Sideline chaingang , The View from Here ED HAYES at Jacksonville for conduct unbecoming "adults" at a schoolboy "game." TIDE, GATORS AND PURDUE DO IT Bear Converts Devaney By DICK C00CH I who combined with All-America Associated Press Sports Writer receiver Ray Perkins to flatten the hulking Buskers in the opening period. Bear Bryant collected the full f are _ and then some — before The Tide, who wound up 11-0 welcoming Bob Devaney aboard j fflr U]e sea ^ onj wcre ranked No . the Alabama bandwagon. j 3 _ benind Notre After Bryant's relentless Crimson" Tide overwhelmed plodding Nebraska 34-7 Monday in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, losing Coach Devaney seconded a claim Bryant has been making since the beginning of the season — that Alabama is the nation's No. 1 college football power. "I couldn't say anything else. I'd be crazy to after the way they played today," Devaney said in the wake of Alabama's 17th straight triumph aiid second bowl victory in two years over the Cornhuskers. "I think we could have beaten Notre Dame today," said Kenny Dame and Michigan State .— in last month's final Associated Press poll of sports writers and broadcasters. * * * In Monday's other holiday attractions, Coach John McKay of Southern California lost a noble gamble as dropped a 14-13 his Trojans Rose Bowl squeaker to Purdue and Stevs Spurrier, Florida's Heismari Trophy winner, played second fiddle to a guy named Smith in the Gators' 27-12 Orange Bowl victory over Georgia Tech. Southern Cal missed a two- point conversion try with 2:28 to play after closing to within one Stabler, the southpaw passer I point on a 19-yard Troy Win- slow-Rod Sherman touchdown strike. "I talked to the kids for three or four week about beating Purdue," McKay said, explaining why he didn't go for a tying extra-point kick. "I couldn't make a decision not to try when the time came." Larry Smith, a swift sophomore,, raced 94 yards for third-quarter touchdown broke Steve Van Buren's 23- year-old Orange Bowl rushing record with 187 yards over-all, and had all kinds of distraction because of his award, and he | missed a lot of practice." Stabler, Alabama's current successor to Harry Gilmer, Bart Star, Joe Namath and Steve Sloan, had no touble picking apart Nebraska — particularly when Perkins was on the receiving end. They set up two touch- leading Florida past the favored Yellow Jackets. Spurrier, meanwhile, .misfired on seven of his first 10 pass attempts before settling down to finish 14-30 for 160 yards. * * * "Steve's arm was a little sore, but that wasn't his main trouble," Coach Ray Graves said of his brilliant quarterback. "He has been under a lot of pressure downs in the first eight minute and]with pass r''y of 42 and 45 ard, then clicked later for a 5-yard scoring strike. Perkins, who caught nine To Coast Wed. Plan to Dally KANSAS CITY (AP) - The Kansas City Chiefs were beginning to come down out of the clouds today, but still were savoring &e way they grabbed the American Football League championship. "We'll meet this afternoon to look over the Buffalo game film," said Coach Hank Strain. A study of thai 31-7 victory for the title" is necessary because the Chiefs must sftape up for the Super Bowl against Green Bay Jan. 15. There were some mistakes in the Buffalo game, said at the time and the Stram errors would wait a while with the score 31-7. The waiting period is over. T5ie Chiefs can't afford mistakes against the Packers. The Packers plan to start workouts Thursday and wait until Monday to go to the West Coast. . • * * * The Chiefs won't dally that long. '"We'll'-leave for Long Beach Wednesday morning and work out Wednesday afternoon at Veterans Field," Stram said. "I've talked to George Allen (Los Angeles Rams' coach) and he says the facilities there are fine. 1 The Chiefs are all in good shape except Fred Arbanas, all- league tight end, and Denny Biodrowskl, relief guard. Xrays Monday showed Arbanas suffered a slight separation of the left shoulder, but Stram said he will be able to take part in the workouts and will be ready for the game. "I'll play if Lamar Hunt (Chiefs' owner) has to buy me a new shoulder," clared. Biodrowski has Arbanas de- lame ankles, just as he did two weeks before the Buffalo game. But he was ready for the title contest and is expected to be set for the Pack- GREEN DREAMS Packers Relax GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers, apparently sound of wind and limb after winning their fourth National Football League championship in six years, relaxed today amid the whiteness of Wisconsin's winter wonderland. But the thoughts of some members were green: —The green of the turf in Los Angeles Coliseum where they will meet the Kansas City Chiefs, champions of the American Football League, in the Super Bowl Jan. 15. —The green of $15,000 guaranteed each man on the winning team in that game while each loser gets $7,500. Each Packer earned an estimated $8,500 for defeating the Dallas Cowboys 34-27 in a thriller at Dallas Sunday for the NFL Town. Packer Coach Vince Lombardi has called a meeting of the team for Wednesday. A club spokesman said workouts for the Super Bowl game will start Thursday. The .* * * Packers plan to leave next Monday for the West Coast [or practice sessions at a site which has not been announced. The title game at Dallas, as exciting a contest as any in NFL annals, began with the Packers apparently headed for a rout and ended'with Cowboys storming the goal line in an effort to push the game into sudden death overtime. Green Bay took the opening kickoff and marched down the field, scoring on a 17-yard pass from Bart Starr to Elijah. Pitta — the first of Starr's four touchdown aerials of the day. On the following kickoff Jim Grabowski Dicked up a Dallas fumble and talloped 18 yards for another touchdown. The Cowboys, not losing their poise, tied the score at 14 in tfie first quarter and the gruelling game proceeded on about even terms until the Packers worked to a 34-20 lead with only five minutes before the final gun. * * * But Dallas quarterback Don Meredith fired a 68-yard touchdown bomb to Frank Clarke and it was a new game. Dallas gained momentum and with 2'/2 minutes remaining had a first down on the Packer two- yard line. It was fourth down, 2 seconds and still two yards to go after Green Bay's defense held firm. Meredith rolled out to pass but Dave. Robinson broke through and got a hand on Meredith, who managed to pull away and gel rid of the ball. Tom Brown, a former major league baseball player, leaped high and intercepted for tfte Packers in the end zone. That was the money play of the game, and Green Bay ran out the clock. er game. While Green Bay had to fight off the determined Dallas Cowboys for a 34-27 victory and the NFL title Sunday, the Chiefs made a surprising, rout of their battle at Buffalo. The Buffalo Bills gained only 40 net yards rushing and were not inside the Chiefs' 48 in the second half. Russian Winner — Val won an skating a fifth- OSLO, Norway (AP) ery Kaplan of Russia international speed meet Monday despite lace finish in the 10,000 meter race, the last event on a two- day program. Kaplan hac 179.227 points. Teammate Edourd Matusevich was second With 179.962. National Hockey League Weekend Results Montreal 3, New York 0 Chicago 5, Toronto 1 Detroit 3, Boston 1 Toronto 2, New York 1 Detroit 3, Montreal 1 Chicago 3, Boston 2 Guerin: 'This Is How It's Done, Boys' By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Most basketball coaches must limit'to practice sessions their demonstrations on the correct way to do things. But Richie Guerin carries his examples over into the game. Guerin's St. Louis Hawks, and the Detroit Pistons, should have learned the idea Monday night. With 13 seconds remaining and the score tied 120-120, Player-Coach Guerin d«monstrated for his boys: "This is how it's done." » » » He dribbled away 12 seconds and then went up for a jump shot from the corner and the basket that gave the Hawks a 122-120 victory over the Pistons in the night's only National Basketball Association contest, in Memphis, Tenn. The Pistons had tied the score with 13 seconds left on Joe Strawder's two free throws after Guerin had spent the night demonstrating with 39 other point*. His total of 41 led both clubs. Player-Coach Dave . DeBus- schere did his best to give his Detroit club a winning example by scoring 22 points, same 'as teammate Eddie Miles, but il wasn't enough to keep the Pistons from falling three games behind the second-place Hawks in the Western Division. The victory was the second In two nights for St. Louis, which beat New York 128-105 Sunday. Log Angeles nipped Boston 111 110 in Sunday's other game. Bill Bridges caught on best j New York turned back Cincin fcr the Hawks as he followed nsli 107-103 in Saturday's only Guerin with 32 markers. > game played. igned all for 178 yards, three-year,. $250,000 contract with Baltimore of the National Football League after he game. Bob Griese, Purdue's quarter- jack ace, engineered two long .ouchdown drives, Perry Wiliams going over twice on short ilunges, but Southern Cal 'ought back each time. * * Don McCall's one-yard TD burst capped a 57 yard Trojan march that tied it 7-7 at the half and Winslow's payoff toss to Sherman set up the climactic two-point conversion attempt, which failed when Purdue's George Catavolos picked off Winslow's end zone pass. Florida, making its first Orange Bowl appearance, spotted Spurrier' triggered a 68-ya»d Georgia Tech a 6-0 lead before touchdown drive in the second quarter that sent the Gators ahead to stay. Smith broke away on his 94- yard jaunt — longest in the.d .ory of t. .e Miami classic — in te third period and Florida sewedit up with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns. * * * The Purdue-Southern California battle drew a crowd of 101,455, while 82,000 watched Alabama maul Nebaska and 72,426 saw the Orange Bowl night I game. The nationally-televised (NBC-TV) trippleheader began at 1 p.m., CST, with the Sugar Bowl kickoff and ended 8% hours later at Miami. Last Saturday, Georgia trimmed Southern Methodist 249 in the Cotton Bowl at Dallas; Tennessee held off Syracuse 1812 in the Gator Bowl at Jackson ville., Fla., and the East routed the West 45-22 in the Shrine A1I- Star Classic at San Francisco. REBEL AWARD: Bruce Bateman for signing with the Yankees. GOLDEN SPONGE AWARD: Dud Cason Post 24 Legionnaires for mopping up the rain and mud during the state baseball tournament. Second year in a row for these magicians. GOLDEN WHISTLE AWARD: Joe Brooks of .loncsburo. In the four basketball games he worked here this season, Chickasaw Walt Hampton was hit with 19 fouls. RED-FACED RAZORBACK AWARD: University of Arkansas Athletic Department, with about a dozen football coaches on salary, couldn't afford to hire the one assistant the new head baskelball coach Duddy Waller wanted. * * * SILVER TROWEL AWARD: People responsible for finally paving the street leading to the BUS gym. This award is a bit rusty. It's been in the sack six years. HAIL-FELLOW-WELL MET AWARD: George Halas of the Chicago Bears who took his first look at Memphis Memorial Stadium, said it was a great place, then made 'em cut the grass again and put up new goal posts. FEUD-'N-FUMES AWARD: Wayne Woodward and Hooker Hood. COLORFUL REPORTING AWARD: BUS Chickasaws stole the basketball three times from Li'l Rock Central, sank 1!) straight points and the Arkansas Gazette reported: "Central suffered a three-minute cold streak." * * * MONEY TALKS AWARD: Last winter Richie Guerin, player-coach of the St. Louis Hawks told the Courier News: "I've had enough of it. I don't want to play anymore." He's playing again this year. WILD-BLUE-YONDER AWARD: Vince Halm, after nine years in Air Force blue, swapped his uniform for that of a professional umpire. Still a man in blue. JACKIE GLEASON AWARD: Joe Glide. When it comes to selling tickets and supporting BHS athletics, he's the greatest. B-FLAT AWARD: West Memphis baseball fans at stale tournament who objected to Dianne Branscum's organ music. Said it was prejudiced. C-SHARP AWARD: Bob Lipscomb, BHS' music man. * * * GOLDEN FINGER AWARD: Allen Pruitt of Rector. SILVER ZIPPER AWARD: Dr. John Hard. FAST-BREAK AWARD: BHS footballer John Macre who broke his arm the first day of practice. GABBY HAYES AWARDS: Wives of the men who cultivated beards during Blytheville centennial celebration. ERNIE LADD AWARDS: Wives who made their husbands shave before centennial celebration ended. * * * HOT POTATO AWARD: Pine Bluff for dropping Blylhe- ville in football. P. T. BARNUM AWARD: Sporting goods manufacturer who convinced high school basketball players that knee- length stockings are "in." OUR GAL SAL AWARD: Dot Germain. HIP-HIP HOO-REA AWARD: Gosnell High for its new (BF.Goodrich/ TOKYO — Kiyoshi Tanabe, 113, Japan, outpointed Kang Hi- soo. 112, South Korea, 10. SERVICE SPECIAL FOR JANUARY Phone PO 3-8116 football stadium. LONG SEASON AWARD: Mrs. Wally Smith who had sous playing college, high school, junior high and grade school football. * * * KLIP-FLOP AWARD; Football official at Helena who changed his decision and gave Helena a touchdown. Helena heat Blytheville by one TD.' ACE-IN-THE-HOLK AWARD: .limbo Chiles, 16-year-old Osccola hoy who .sank Ihc first holc-in-one at Big Lake Country Club. WOULD-YOU-13EL1EVE AWARD: To the person who did not use the phrase ''would you believe?" in 1806. Would you believe the person hasn't been found yet? DEAR ABBY AWARD: Ann Perry Bancroft. FATHER FLANAGAN AWARD: Father John Symonds Who resigned as rector of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Youth of Blytheville lost a powerful friend. * * * GOLDEN CLEATS AWARD; Manila High for starling a football program. HELEN TRENT AWARD: Doc 'Uean. GET-RICH-QUICK AWARD: Boxing promoter James Long. GOLDEN TOE AWARD: B. F. Brogdon. SLOW-FOOT AWARD: Osceola's Frank Richardson. OA scouts were told he was too slow to play college football. As a freshman this year he was the leading ground gainer.in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference. * * * RUN-AND-H1T AWARD: Dwight Williams who coached his second straight American Legion stale baseball champion team. , GOLDEN GUTS AWARD: Legion pitcher AV'irey Bell who beaned his coach in a practice session and then struck him out. HAPPY HOLY NEW YEAR AWARD: You. ; Church Loop Alters Sked In YMCA Inter-Church League Saturday afternoon First Baptist and First Presbyterian scored decisive victories over Trinity and Steele Nazarene. 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