The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 19, 1967 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 19, 1967
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The View from Here ED HAYES + * * PROWLER — Blyllievillc High's Aubrey Bell (40) prowls the corner and contemplates what move to make nexl. Standing guard is Leachville's Ronnie Widner. This was action in the Blytheville High gym Tuesday night. (Courier News Photo by Dick Hefner) OT WIN IH LA FOR HAWKS I a Big Boost By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS | p||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||ini||inni|||iniiiiy Billy Cunningham and Luke Jackson look turns — almost — and the Philadelphia 76ers rolled again. That was the latest chapter In the Philadelphia story as the visiting 76crs whipped Detroit 113-105 Wednesday night for their sixth straight National Basketball Association victory and 43rd in 47 starts. Cunningham scored 11 points in the first quarter to keep the 76ers close as Detroit took a 2927 lead. Then Jackson took over in the second, scoring 17 to give the 7Cers a 61-49 halftime margin. After Detroit went ahead by a point in the third, Cunningham came on again for nine points as Philadelphia moved to an 83-74 lead at the end of the period. Cunningham then stepped out of turn and scored 11 more in the Paul 'Beautiful' BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) —Traditionally brides are beautiful, but here was the bridegroom telling the assembled guests: "I feel beautiful." Paul Hornung, the "Golden of pro football's Green Boy" Bay Packers, was married Wednesday to Patricia Roeder, of Green Bay. Wis. The ceremony was performed in the Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd by the Rt. Rev. Daniel F. Sullivan. Hornung, 31, considered a fast man in night life circles, told the guests. "Everyone was nervous but me." COURIER NEWS January 10,1067 g [ PAUB BIOHI I iiiiiiiiiiiiniininiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii final period. * * * .The Boston Celtics outdid Oscar Robertson by getting double-figure scoring from seven players to beat host Cincinnati 119-106, Chicago held Rick Barry to 13 points in beating San Francisco 111-107 at Evansville, Ind., and the St. Louis Hawks, outlasted the Lakers 123-121 in overtime at Los Angeles. Robertson popped in 36 points i an effort to run the Royals' winning streak to six, but the Celtics' balanced scoring attack was just too much. John Havlicek led Boston with 20, Bailey Howell and Sam Jones added 19 each and Bill Russell was next with 18. Chicago's Don Kojis did the good defensive job on Barry in the game at Evansville, Ind. Barry, the NBA's leading scorer, made only four of 21 field goal attempts. Three straight field goals by Jim Washington helped put Chicago ahead 106103 with less than three minutes remaining. * . * * Clutch-shooting by Z e 1 m o Beaty triggered St. Louis' victory over Los Angeles as the Hawks' tightened their grip on second place in the Western Division. jerry West's jump shot in the final seconds of regulation time enabled the Lakers to tie the gam 112-all. Beaty, who wound up with 32 points, and Lennie Wilkens sparked the Hawks in the extra period. Wednesday's Results Boston 119, Cincinnati 106 Chicago 111, San Fran. 107 Philadelphia 113, Detroit 105 St. Louis 123, Los Angeles 121 OT Today's Games San Francisco vs. New York at Baltimore Cincinnati a Baltimore Chicago vs. Philadelphia Pittsburgh Friday's Games Baltimore at Boston Los Angeles at Philadelphia Detroit at Chicago St. Louis at San Francisco at Hawks, Missco Sextet Have Date in Memphis CHICAGO (AP) - The great and the small, the old and the young, people of all faiths and races will begin saying the last goodby to Barney Ross tonight. Visitations at the chapel where his body lay in state were to be for three hours. Funeral services will be Friday with burial in Chicago's Rosemont Park Cemetery. Barney Ross. 57, lost his last fight to'throat cancer Wednesday. St. Louis Hawks shoot for their third straight Memphis win Monday night when they host pro basketball's super team—the Philadelphia 76ers—at the Mid-South Coliseum. And if the upcoming game is anything like last year's encounter there between the two clubs, it should be a donnybrook. Last season, the 76ers beat the Hawks 110-107 in a game that saw coach Richie Guerin's last second apparent game-winning goal called back for traveling. Guerin had stolen an in- bounds pass from Hal Greer and scored a driving layup only to have the play nullified by referee Earl Strom. * •*• * In the 6:30 preliminary, the Missco High girls from West Ridge are booked to play Fayette County (Tenn.) Floor level tickets for the doubleheader at the Coliseum cost $3 and can be purchased ,at the Missco school. The Missco sextet, coached by Verl Hughes, has one of the consistently best girl clubs in Arkansas. All for Everybody, Stand Up and Holler! BLYTHEVILLE YOUNG FOLKS LOST A GOOD FRIEND last week when Paul Abbott died. Most recently he was connected with the Pony Baseball League. He and Joe Gude shared sponsorship of the champion Owls. 1 don't think any other coach or player in the pre. Legion league now begrudges Paul his trophy. Following the late-summer victory dinner at Dixie Pig, Paul pushed his denuded T-bone back, moved to his feet and voiced his philosophy, ideas and theories and guidelines for the young men. I'm sure the Owls will remember his words for some time. Sympathies to the Paul Abbott family.. .and God rest the soul of the good man. * * * Paul Abbott and Joe Gude also shared an interest In the Chickasaw Athletic Club. Before he left for his business-vacation trip to the west coast—the trip from which he never returned—Paul left word that he wanted a membership in the CAC's One Hundred Club. Gude is just now wrapping up his one-man campaign for the booster club funds. So far he has collected $3,500. He plans to keep gunning for donations—of any amount—about a week yet. He's also at work on a chart listing benefactors, to be placed on display in the BBS gym. "We want the boys to see who's supporting 'em," Joe said. "If we've overlooked anyone, I wish they'd contact me. It's still not too late to get your name on the chart." * * * "IT SURE TOOK A LONG TIME TO SETTLE IT." So spoke John Widner whose Leachville High Lions were defeated by the BBS Chickasaws of Dwight Williams hers Tuesday night in five overtimes. "It was so even," said the coach, "it's difficult to pick out one crucial play. We knew beforehand we were playing one of the best teams in the state. "I was real proud of every one of our kids. They were gentlemen all the way through. I told 'em in the dressing room they had nothing to be ashamed about." * * * Ashamed? I should hope not. I should feel players of both teams, win or lose, -will .always take pride in their participation of such a rare event. Fans were wondering if five overtimes was a record in Arkansas. It is for Blytheville but not in the state. Just a couple hours before, Johnie Burnett of the Arkansas Athletic Association happened to mention that there once was a seven-overtime marathon in a state tournament. Yet he wasn't sure if even this was the record. * * * Williams, in the same conversation, said he was looking forward to the day when the high schools in Arkansas would adopt the 30-second must-shoot rule, comparable'to the pros' 24-second regulation. The day might not be so far off at that. Johnie said he expects it to come up for a vote in the AAA again this year. Dwight would like to get away from the strategy of sitting on the ball. .Of course, he and almost every other coach use it as long as it's legal. The overtime spectacular Tuesday night was a good example. The team that grabbed possession tried to stall out the three minutes for the final shot. Neither was successful. The defensive play overshadowed the offense. * * * Dwight went farther. Said he'd, also like to see the elimination of the zone defense, another innovation oi the professionals. "Why not do away with the msn-to-man defense?" parried J. K. Williams, Blytheville superintendent and a former coach. Dwight laughed but countered with his belief that it takes a better athlete to go man-to-man.. .and develops better athletes. If the pros have outlawed zone defenses you can be sure this is the best plan to give fans more action. * * * I don't know if you felt it in the gym Tuesday night but the elongated game seemed to bring Blytheville and Leachville fans closer together. From back as far as once-upon-a-time, there has been an intense athletic rivalry between these two Mississippi County towns. I was standing with a group of Leachville fans and as each extra period ticked off, there seemed to be a diminishing of differences. The spectators knew they were sitting in—or standing in—on something special, a classic between two fine groups of evenly-paired young men. As the battle stretched on, there was the deepening and not pleasant realization that someone was destined to lose. * + * The Leachville coach said he felt the new camaraderie, too, when people from both cities "came by after the game and talked to me." I'd bet the majority of fans felt just as tuckered out as the players after it was all over. Fifteen minutes afterward, Courier News photographer Dick Hefner said he still had trembly knees. The prospect itself of these two teams meeting again, Jan. 31 in Leachville, is fatiguing. Would you believe six overtimes? College Fans Should Get a Boot Out of It They Put the Foot Back In Football By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer : Quit standing around and get more aggressive," Peck Hickman, coach of the second- ranked Louisville Cardinals, told his players at halftime. The leaders of .the Missouri Valley Conference carried out Hickman's orders with a second half blitz that bowled over Dayton 66-50 in the top college basketball game Wednesday night. Sophomore Butch Beard, who hit for 41 points against Bradley last Saturday, led the second half charge for the Cardinals that erased Dayton's 28-23 intermission lead on the Flyers' home court. * * * Beard threw in six second half baskets and finished with 18 points altogether as the Cardinals chalked up their 15th victory in 16 starts. It was the second time this season the Cardinals j have beaten Dayton, one of the ' country's top independents with a 12-3 record. Don May and Dan Sadlier each scored 16 points for the By STEVE BASSETT PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) More kicking, less electronic gadgetry and a little more actual playing time — that's what college football rules makers hope will develop from changes they've adopted. The Rules Committee of the National Collegaite Athle ic Association decided Wednesday to put the foot back in football and to outlaw electronic scouting devices, especially instant video-tape replays. The fans will he getting more First Shutout in Ice All-Star MONTREAL (AP) Toe Blake, whose Montreal Canadi- ens turned in the first shutout in the 20-year history oi the National Hockey League's All-Star game with a 3-0 victory Wednesday night, sounded like the coach of any fourth-place team after ttie game. "Tell them I'll lake Hie two points," he said motioning toward the other side of the ice where the All-Stars were dressing. He referred to the two points a team picks up for a regular season victory. Today's Games Toronto at Detroit Chicago at Boston football for their money under a] receiving the punt about two new rule which stops the clock when the ball changes hands until it is put into play by the defensive team. "This should add about two minutes of actual playing time to the game," said Dave Nelson, head coach at the University of Delaware. Committee Chairman Fritz Crisler, University of Michigan athletic director said it was decided "there have been loo many fair catches on kicks from scrimmage and it's the unanimous feeling that this should change." Interior linemen on the kicking learn will now have to hold (heir positions until the ball is kicked, thus allowing the player additional seconds. All electronic scouting gear will be prohibited during games, and specific mention was made of video-tape replays which could be flashed back to the coaches. The committee agreed that many teams, both on college and junior college levels, won't be able to afford the electronic devices, but the temptation will be great to do so. Most of the 15 rules changes agreed to during the three-day meeting involved clarifications of existing regulations. Rather than ban the tackle- eligible play as proposed by a coaches stibjomniittee, the rule was modified to prohibit the offensive team from flanking ( any player, back or lineman | outside the eligible tackle. A new rule allows coaches to confer with one player during any charged timeout. A team which takes posses. sion of the ball either by punt, fumble or intercepted pass won't have to giv« up the ball should it have a penalty called against on the same play. The team will also retain possession if there re offsetting penalties on the same play. It was agreed to appoint a committee of college coaches to work with a similar group of high school coaches to draw up a common code of ethics which apply to both levels of compel! tion. MAN-TO-MAN—The dribbler is Leachville High's Ronnie Keith and the defender is Ely- theville's Bill Peterson. Chickasaw Bill sank two fast-break baskets in the fifth overtime here Tuesday night to help overcome Leachville 53-46. (Courier News Photo by Dick Hefner) Louisville Coach Gives Cards a Hot-Foot Flyers who fell behind after a jump shot by Beard • tied the score at 31-31. * * * Virginia Tech, another top independent at 9-2, walloped East Carolina 91-62 at Blacksburg, Va., on a comparatively quiet night in the dribble sport with all The Associated Press Top Ten teams idle with the exception of Louisville. Ted Ware led the Gobblers with 27 points in snapping East Carolina's four - game winning streak. Johnny Jones, a Villanova grabbed 12 rebounds in leading the Wildcats over Xavier of Ohio 75-59 in the feature of a doubleheader at Philadelphia. Scranton edged Drexel 70-68 in the opener on Everett Jenkins' basket with 55 seconds left. Fred Foster, with 31 points, paced Miami of Ohio to a 68-56 home court triumph over Ohio University. On the road Dave Reaser flipped in 34 points to lead West Virginia over Pitt 10278. * * * Hardin-Simmons went three overtimes to squeak by Mid- soph, hit for 27 points and I western of Texas 97-95. MONEf LOAN ON AMVTHIOF VALUE Guns, ••'. ••'••'• Tools * Radios • Typewriters . 9 Jewelry . Hawk's Main $reet Pawn Shop AND AfcMY!SURPUUS, ; STORE ' 322 E. Main : V<tv '• ' •>•< : . ,"••: • PS. Ptf 3-8288 Budgets Are for Keeping You will find many bargains in food, clothing, furniture, hardware and etc. to help you balance your budget. 1 Your local merchants have many value priced items. Check their ads for the items that you need. And you can keep within your budget by checking the display and classified ads. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS

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