The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 20, 1967
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Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Friday, January 20, 196T . - Page Sevei • • • Photo by Jim Ryun GRAB BAG — Kansas City Chief halfback Mike Garrett meets some stiff resistance from members of the Boston Patriots' defensive unit. Mike still managed a substantial gain from the play. (Photo by Jim Ryun) Few Spare Moments for Great Miler By MURRAY OLDERMAN LOS ANGELES, Calif. —(NEA) — The semifinal- 1st in the Topeka city golf tournament last summer came into the scorer's tent after his round with a wry grin. "I don't know," he said, "whether to sign my card or have the photographer sign it." The photographer's signature might have meant more. He was a tall, lean teen-ager with a hungry face, shooting pictures for the Topeka Capital-Journal. Trouble was, he was better known than his subjects. From Kansas all the way to Kiev, Jim Ryun is recognized as the world record . holder in the mile and the half-mile. * * * Kiev, as a matter of fact, Is where it all started—Jim Ryun's auxiliary career as 8 sports photographer. It was the summer of 1965, and Jim a graduating senior at . Wichita East High School was getting ready to go to • that city behind the Iron Curtain for the U.S.-Russian track meet. He had already broken the four-minute barrier in the mile run and defeated New Zealand's fabulous Peter Snell. Rich Clarkson, the photo director of the Capital-Journal and one of the country's noted sports photo journalists, had become his camera Boswell. Jim, who carried a box cameral to the Tokyo Olympics, started querying Rich about sequence jobs with zone of focus etc. The_ questions germinated an idea. * * * Why don't you take this Nikon with you to Russia," suggested Rich to Ryuti, "and see what you can come up with?" Clarkson sat down for two sessions with the youngster, instructing him on the mechanics of the camera and types of Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TOKYO — Antonio Herrera, 125'A Colombia, knocked out Rokura Ishiyama, 126V*, Tokyo, 7 ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Jack Rodgers, i?2, Uniontown, Pa., outpointed Mert Brownfield, 202, McKeesport, Pa., 8. BOLOGNA, Italy - Bobby Stininato, 173, San Francisco, knocked out Vittorio Saraudi, 176, Italy, 8. LOS ANGELES - Claudio Adame, 135, Torreon, Mexico, knocked out Allen Sayers, 135, Liverpool, England, 5. PORTLAND, Maine - Willie Ray Richardson, 190%, Boston, slopped Indian Tony Burwell, 182'A, Philadelphia, 8. pictures to take. . "I didn't seriously consider that he'd come back with anything," admitted Clark- . son, who arranged quick deliver}' from Russia anyhow. In three days he received eight rolls of-color film and of the couple of hundred shots, only 10 frames weren't perfectly exposed. "His pictures were Well- composed, and with interesting people. He captured the Russians as they are. You know, it took a lot for Jim just to go up and click a shutter. He's a shy boy basically." * * * In July, 1965, the Capital- Journal printed a full page of Ryun's photos from Kiev Russia, his first work to hit print. That fall, after he enrolled at Kansas, Clarkson hired him as a part-time photographer to help out on football weekends. Kansas opened with Texas Tech, and Clarkson set up a 600- millimeter lens on a tripod, instructing Ryun, "I just want you to watch this so nobody knocks it over. You can look through it if you want and maybe shoot a couple of pictures if you see anything that interests you." After the game, he asked Jim, "You shoot any pictures?" "Yep." "How many?" "Six rolls." * * » Included was a sequence series of the key play of the game, a fumble recovery, which the newspaper featured in its photo spread of the contest. "From now on," instructed Clarkson, "don't watch the camera. Use it." . Will young Ryun, who has run the mile in 3:51.3, race into photo journalism with as much ardor? "I hate to be a person who jumps into something," replied Jim thoughtfully. "I haven't been in it that long only a year and a half. I want to wait and see for a while first." A Ryun photo essay on three little kids washing a dog in the back yard with a garden hose won third place, picture story category, in the Kansas-Missouri press photography competition last year. He's been close up to the action of the AFL champion Kansas City Chiefs. * * * "It's very fascinating down there on the field" said Jim. "You have to push people out of the way to save them from being clobbered by some of the football players. "The problem in being a photographer is that you have to be in the right place at the right time." A problem tor nyun also is his amateur status, which poses ticklish problems when he gels paid for his work at athletic events. Only recently did he receive a favorable ruling from the Amateur Athletic Union on photographing track and field events. Yet he still has this bug about running. The age of 19 isn't quit- ling time." * * * "I want to keep competing." he said, "not so much for records, but to din. When I become tired of track, I want to stop." And when might that be? "I don't know. That's a long way off." Click, click. WATCH THE BIRDIE! — Jim Ryun has been on the other side of the lens more than a few times. This photo was snapped after he set a world mile mark of 3:51.3 in the All-America Track and Field Invitational meet at Berkeley, Calif. Richard Romeo of Texas congratulates him. High School BASKETBALL Tonight Blytheville at LR Central Harrison Dragons at Korrest City Batesvillc at Leachville Gosnell at Osceola Manila at Monette Armorel at Cooler Dell at Dyess Shawnee at Luxora Reiser at Wilson LR Hall at Jonesboro llarrisburg at Trumann North LR at Pine Bluff LR McClellan at LR Catholic RESULTS Conway 59, Morrilton 53 Greene County Tech 71, Mar» maduke 67 Fort Smith Southside 45, Mena 41 Hot Springs 71, Jacksonville 67 Bismarck 58, Brinkley 55 .Jessieville 53, Lake Hamilton 49 Ruth Gregg turned in a thump- rig 232-639 in Household Exec ^eague yesterday at Shamrock. Gillie McFall whipped up 21233; Juanita Jones 203-515; Jo- \nn Barlow 503; Madeline Mc- jpadden 212; Louise Grissom 02: Lou Sanders 189; and Janet Agrico collected LOW BRIDGE — Jim Bunning's follow- through is one of the most pronounced in baseball. The Philadelphia pitcher is caught in the act in the 1966 All-Star game. (Photo by Jim Ryun) World's First Sub-3:50 lubbs 188. 687-1991. STANDINGS illcy Kats 'in Busters Blytheville Tractor t Hitters .... Turkey Trio All Stars Burger Broil Misses No. 12 Hurst Tru Tones Queen Pins un's COLLEGE LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP)-"I don't want this to sound too cocky," said Jim Ryun after •evealing his personal goal for lie coming outdoor season is the world's first sub-3:50 mile. The modest, introspective Kansas sophomore holds the world mile record of 3:51.3, set ast June at Berkeley, Calif, were talking in term of a mile in the 3:40s for the former Wichita, Kan., paper boy. "I hope people understand," said the 19-year-old Ryun. "I feel a little stupid every time someone comes up to me and I just say 'I just try to keep improving.' They ask 'How much?' and it's obvious that if it's very much, it's under 3:50. "If I can just word it right, I don't see why I shouldn't say 'what everyone knows ... I hope it's not egotistic." He opens the indoor season Saturday night in the Los An- <eles Invitational. Ryun said his best mile of last year should have come June 4 n the Compton Relays at Los Angeles because his workouts produced outstanding time, he was in peak form and confident. But Ryun never heard his quarter times in that race. He didn't know Ihe first quartern was slow. His time was 3:53.7, one-tenth second off the world mark. "I felt so good afterward," he said, "I think I could have run under 3:50 then." The Los Angeles meet and the Portland Invitational Jan. 28 will be Ryun's only open races of the indoor season. Most of the lime, his prime objective will be scoring as many points as he can for Kansas. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Philander Smith 81, Hendrix. 78 Clemson 82, Furman 67 Miami, Fla., 102, Fla. Southern 82 Shepherd 97, Baltimore 86 Drake 70, Iowa State 57 Akron 89, Bethany 64 Phillips Oilers 101, Arizona 74 Idaho 74, Alaska 51 iiinililininiiiiiiinniiillliliiiiniiniiiiiiinniiiniiiiiininillllDI 1 Cage Pros By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results San Fran. 123, New York 102 Baltimore 122, Cincinnati 118 Philadelphia 127, Chicago 102 Today's Games Baltimore at Boston Los Angeles at Philadelphia Detroit at Chicago St. Louis at San Francisco Saturday's Games Los Angeles at Baltimore Detroit at Cincinnati New York at St. Louis PhsfSy Streoks to 44-4 (No Bull) the West Also By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the game open with a 39-point 113 points ™ JJe San Franctert sm-pp in the second period for a loss to Chicago \\canesaay The Philadelphia 76ers not only dominate the East, but they're also winning the West. The 76ers, leaders in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Division, irounced the Chicago Bulls 127-102 at Pittsburgh Thursday night for their 26th straight victory over Western Division teams. It was the 76ers' seventh in their latest winning streak and ran their record to 44-4. In other games, San Francisco walloped New York 123-102 and Baltimore edged Cincinnati 122-118 in a doubleheader at Baltimore. * * . * Chicago's Don Kojis and Erwin Mueller scored a total of 19 points in the first quarter to give Chicago a 27-27 tie with the 76ers, but Philadelphia broke led all scorers with 27 points. Kojis topped Chicago with 17. Rick Barry, the league's leading scorer who was held to jusl ;pree in the second period foi 66-48 halftime lead. The 76ers Chamberlain iiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiniKiiiiiiiiBlilsaiiil'ii Hockey National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results Chicago 4, Boston 2 Detroit 6, Toronto 2 Today's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Games Chicago at Montreal Detroit at Toronto night, gbl only 22, far below his average, against New York. Tom Meschery, however, look up the slack with 28. Dick Bar- nelt led Ihe Knicks with 21. * » » Barry and Tom Van Arsdale fjol into a pushing match in the first period and it developed into a fist fight in which Barry was floored before the officials broke it up. Both players stayed in the game. Baltimore broke up a tight game with 11 straight last-quarter points to beat Cincinnati. Gus Johnson, who finished with 19 points, started the spurt with a field goal, and Don Ohl put Baltimore ahead to stay at 10099 with a basket with 9:20 left. Ohl ended with 31 points. The Pre-Olympic Dotes MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Olympic Organizing Committee announced Thursday night tentative dates for Ihe 1967 pre-Olympic Games and said the 10-day competition will include all events planned for the 1968 Olympics. The pre-Olympic meet, popularly called the Little Olympics, is scheduled for Oct. 12-22 and is expected to attract entries from 50 or 60 countries. New York at Boston, afternoon 136. Royals' Oscar Robertson scored Orkie to Manage DETROIT (AP) — The De troit Tigers have named Len Okrie, a former catcher, as manager of the Statesville club of the Western Carmlina Leagu Okrie, who played in the majors with the old Washington Senators, lias spent four seasons as Boston Red Sox bullpen coach. Hurdle Showdown BOSTON (AP) — Willie Davenport of Southern University was entered today for a showdown with Richmond Flowers of Tennessee in the 45-yard Hillman hurdles of the 78th Boston A.A. Indoor Track Games Jan. 28 at the Garden. 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