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Blythevflto (Ark.) Courier New§ - Saturday, Ftbruair 4, W • Fag* 8wa GUNS 47 FOR ST, IOU/S /N BOSTON Hawks Bomb Celtic Win Streak i By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS j .-There's nothing that makes j the St. Louis Hawks pla- better j than a Boston Celtics' winning j streak. j The Celtics took a string of 11 'straight victories into Friday ' night's second game of a Na< tional Basketball Association ! doubleheader at the Boston j Garden, and (he Hawks came '. out of it with 131-113 triumph. Twice earlier this season the Hawks snapped six-game Boston winning streaks. •, .In tlie first game of the dou- ' bieheader, New York bombed : Dptroit 124-111, while in other ' a'ction host Chicago nipped Cincinnati 118-113 and at Los Angeles the Lakers romped over San Francisco 129t80. 'Player-coach Richie Guerin was the big gun for St. Louis, ' pouring through 41 points on 14 field goals shots. and 13 of IS foul |WantPettit | NEW ORLEANS (AP) - \ | The New Orleans Buccan- | ^ eers, this city's team in the | | newly formed American 1 | Basketball Association, | S want former pro star Bob 1 | Pettit to be coach and di- 1 j rector of player personnel. 1 1 Sean Morton Downey Jr., | | president of the Bucs, said 1 ^ Friday Pettit had told the | | group "he would take the g a offer under advisement. 1 I "He is our first and only | | choice," said Downey. § St. Louis led only 28r25 after the first period but built up a 5546 margin at intermission, and coasted home in the second half. Rookie Lou Hudson scored 22 pointi and BUI Bridget » tor the Hawks. John Havlicek lopped Boston with 27, and Sam Jones and Bailey Howell added 21 each. New York outscored Detroit 26-2 in a 4\i-mile stretch in the first period in registering a victory which, coupled with Cincinnati's loss, put the Knickerbockers back into third place in the Eastern Division, by four percentage paints. Chicago, replacing Detroit in fourth place in the Western Division, put on a last peroid rally sparked by Erwiri Mueller and Bob Boozer, to edgft Cincinnati. Elgin Baylor and Tom Hawkins supplied the spark in Lot Angeles' one-sided victory over San Francisco, Baylor topped the scorers with 25 po'lntis white Hawkins limited Rick .Barry, the league's leading scorer, to 67 points . Gun Meeting Jtiy Kaffka, assistant information and education chief of the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Is to show two films at the Miss- co Gun Club meeting Monday night at the Goff Hotel.- The films are "Hunter's Paradise" and "The Lost Hunter. 1 -' It's a 7:30 meeting. STRETCH - Rick Barry (center) of the San Francisco Warriors fights Walt Bellamy (8) and Willis Reed of.New York for bound. Rick won. a re- TIP FROM SHARMAN BOOSTS OUTPUT Rick Barry: I'm Not a Flake (Last of a Series.) By MURRAY OLDERMAN SAN RANCISCO -(NBA) —Rick Barry would have been a natural for New -, York. He's colorful and pro- -vacative. He has genuine basketball ability. And he happens to come from Ro- sfelle Park, N.J., just across the Hudson River. But Ned Irish, the big boss of the New York Knicker• bockers, said he didn't want : him. And the San Francisco Warriors, by finishing last in the National Basketball Association in the spring of 1965, drafted him first to negate a possible change of mind. Besides which, Rick Barry adds, "I wouldn't have wanted to play for New York. I didn't like what Ned Irish said about me. He called me skinny and flakey, and the man didn't know me. I resented it." * * * And just why would anybody call the Miami (Fla.) graduate "flakey"? "I think it was in my sophomore year," Rick traces the reputation, "when we were playing Providence in the Garden (Madison Square). They led by 19j then we shaved it down to four and were coming on. If we scored one more time, I'm convinced we could have caught them. Two of our men pinched Ray Flynn, who had the ball, and it bounced free. I scooped it up, but just then the referee, who was behind the play, blew his whistle and called a foul on me. It was my fifth foul. "I'm a fierce competitor. I threw the ball and hit the backboard. He called a technical. They already had 1- and-1 on the foul. I'm out of the game, and pretty soon Instead of us being two points down, they're nine ahead." Ergo, a critical Mr. Irish, who watches all in the Gar- niiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiinnnnniiMMiiiiHiiinniiiii Fights MILAN, Italy — Sandro Ms* ilnghi, Italy, stopped Jean Baptiste Roland, France, 10, Mid- dlewcights; Carlo Duran, 161, Italy, outpointed Harry Scott, 163, Argintina, 10. ACCRA, Ghana - Johnny O'Brien, 128, Scotland, stopped Floyd Robertson, 126, Ghana, 13. O'Brien won British Empire featherweight title. den. * * * "I had a bad temper," admits Rick, "really bad. I'm Irish all the way. Maybe that's why. But.Tin not a flake. A flake is somebody who does weird things, like Joe Don Looney or Joe Na- math, the way he dresses and conies off a plane at Memphis wearing sandals, Bermuda shorts and a goatee. I don't know him, so maybe I could be wrong. "But for myself, I don't get in fights and I don't get mad at the other guy. My main problem is that I get angry with myself." By controlling himself, Rick has become a spectacular star for the Warriors. He took a tip from coach Bill Sharman about aiming for the back of the rim instead of the front of Hie rim and so far has hiked his 25-points-per-game average as a rookie more than 10 points this season. ("You get -a little- bit- tired in the second half," theorizes Sharman. "You're not as strong, so your shots come up short. By aiming for the back of the rim, you add eight or nine inches margin of error. If you're short of the target, the ball can still get in.") * * * Rick also showed himself something, in the recent NBA All-Star game, when he was voted the most valuable player. "I missed two free throws in a row," he recounts. "I don't do that very often. I remember after the first one, I clapped my hands to express my disgust. But after I missed the second, I just went down the court and picked up my man. Before, I might have gotten so angry I'd forget all about him, and that would cost us . two points. "Earlier this season, I was getting a reputation as a cry baby. I felt I was really getting clubbed. Now this can hurt you, to cry about It, because psychologically you're not helping yourself with the officials. So I just determined I wasn't going to say anything to them any more." * * p * Before he turned pro, Rick had been forewarned by his father-in-law, Bruce Hale, also hit college ooach, that he was going to be pushed around and shoved and battered around to see if ha could stand the gaff. Barrf has taken the beating without slowing up. He's a realist. .- . "When-1 came to the pros, I really had to work hard on - : defense," says Rick. "It's just a matter of personal, pride, and extra hustle because it takes a lot out. of you to play tough defense and to be fast breaking and playing real hard on the offensive end of the court. It's just something I. have to make up my mind to do." - -If-, after two years of uninterrupted success, Rick retains any peeves about pro ball, it's in his name. Last year his fellow Warriors called him Super-Rook. This year they've amended it to Super-Soph. "I'd like to lose it," he says, "and get some other kind of nickname because I don't know about the super part of it. I don't really consider myself a super-ball••; player." He just wants to be paid like one. Second Best? Upset Win At Daytona By F. T. MACFEELY DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) 7 — On the heels of iu> know Bob Tullius' victory opening Speed Weeks at Dayto- Interriational Speedway, there was an anything-can-hap- peh feeljflg when the Fords, Fefraris • and Chaparrals prepared'to tangle in the 24- hour Continerttal beginning at 2 p.m., CST, today. TulliUs, 36-year-old independent driver from Fails Church, Vs.; beat the fastest FOrd Mustangs', Mercury Cougars and Chevrolet Caynaros in a 1966 Dodge Dart with his second-best engine, tlie bflst one blew to practice. ' .' - * * ' * Tullius took the new event, a 300-mile trans-American sedan race over/the same 3.8J : mile road course of the Continental, at" an average speed of 39.361 miles an hour and won $2,500. He led from the 35lh through the 79th and final lap, made only one pit ston air! was two circuits ahead of- second-place Craig Fisher of Toronto, Ont., in a Camai-Q, who won S900. After several long pit stops, Parnelli Jones'. Cougar settled down and he took third place, good for HEAVY TRAFFIC NEXT WEEK In the Continental, begins defense of its Ford world sports ear Championship with a team of six Mark II models improved over the same, type which swept to 1-2-3 here a year ago. * * * Ferrari.has its topnotch. new factory machines and drivers.— to. cars repesenting the . Italian manufactuer, one a North American racing team entry and- one from Ecurie Francos champs in Belgium. . Millionaire Jim Hall's pajr.-of unorthodox Chaparrals from Midland, Tex., are. bidding to add Daytona to their list of victorious runs which includes Nurburgring in Germany in 1966 and the 12 hours of Sebring, Fla., in 1965. Outstanding NEW YORK (AP) — Franz- Josef Kemper of West Germany was named outstanding athlete in the New York Knights of Columbus indoor track meet, winning the 1,000-yard run in 2:04.4, a meet record. Huskies on Top BANFF, Alta (AP) - The University of Washington took the lead'with 100 points Friday after the first event in an international collegiate ski meet. Meets at Missco, Wilson Missco and Wilson gymnasiunw tr« being readied for some heavy traffic next week. These houses have Area Six basketball tournaments, Monday through Saturday. Wijson hap the Clasi B junior high boys; and Missco at West Ridge has the Class B junior and senior shows. The Wilson marathon is booked to begin Monday night at 6:30, Dyess 'facing' Reiser. In the other two Monday macthes it's Tyrohza vs. Burdelte at 7:45; and Crawfordsville vs. Missco at 9. * * * Here's the Tuesday lineup: Weiner vs. Marion at 6:30; Dell vs. Wilson at 7:45; and Harrisburg Central .vs, Armorel at 9. Wednesday: Earle vs. Shawnee at 6:30; Turrell vs. Lux- Burdette survivors are to have a go at it. Semifinals are Friday night at 7 and 8:15; and the cham- GOSNELL CAN REBOUND 24th Is Easy for Lions Leachyille High's 24th basketball triumph Of the seasbn last night was one of the easy ones. Tlie Lions outclassed Mone.tte 65-33. Ifi other area activity Wilson survived a bad start and defeated Dell 62-58; and Gosnell trimmed Luxora 59-44. , plonship scuffle at 8 Saturday night. * * . * The Missco girls party Is to get winging Monday night at 6:30, a junior duel between Crawfordtvllle and Dell. Next conies a senior game, Dyees vs, Luxora at 7:45; with a junior wrapup at 9, E*r]e vs. Shawnee. The seniors get the Tuesday tipoff at 6:30, Earle vs. Reiser. The 7:45. assignment goes to Keis.er jujnlors, against the Crawfordsville-Dell winner; »nd in the nightcap at 9 it's Dell seniors vs. the Dyeis-Luxora s,urvivOr. There are three games Thursday, four Friday and.two championship scuffles Saturday night. * * * Further information on these events may be obtained from the school superintendents, A. A. Norton at Missco and Zebe Perry at Wils&n. Wilson also has the date B jujnlor high state tournament, opening Feb. 22. Cassius Clay Takes Tumble From the Ring By MAX B. SKELTON HOUSTON (AP).— .Cassius ;iay and .Ernie . Terrell today stage what may be. their last gym sessions before- their heavyweight title . showdown fight Monday night in the Astrodome. Angelo Dundee, Clay's trainer, said the consensus champ would spar two rounds and Sam Soloman, trainer of the World Boxing Association champ, said John Widner used all 12 players in the frolic over Monette and 11 scored. It went like this: John Lihck 12; Ron Keith 10; Tom Robbins 9; Ron Widner and Allen Fortenberry 7s; Joe Sharp 6; Tom Pierce 5; Rick Drur'y 4; Phil Warren and Reggio Keith 2s; and Jerry Finley one. * * * Leachville, the No. 1 team' In the state, screamed .to a 174 lead after the first 'eight min- Terrell planned today's session. no boxing in In took Friday's workout, Clay 'an awkward 1 tumble through the rbpes,' but bbunced back unhurt for' a talking bout with an old foe, George Cliuva- lo, the "Canadian he defeated last March in a 15-rbund decision. Jimmy Ellis had Clay at.the edge of the ring when the slack top rope sent Clay sprawling backwards, Ellis atop him. The practice ring is elevated about four feet above a concrete floor. Ellis and bystanders kept Clay from falling off the canvas backwards. After, the sparring. Clay shouted to Chuvalo, "I want-you bad. When I retire, I don't want it said that anybody stood up to me for 15 rounds." Chuvalo told him, "Don't woi^ ry about me. You'd better worry about Monday night. You'd better first. 11 take care of Terrell Ted Maxwell Bob McFarland Wt ara happy to salute thtia two men for their outstanding •ales for the month of January. Mr. Maxwell led the field in new car sales and Mr. McFarland led the field in used car sales. If you need good transportation at a reasonable price see one of these men. Bob Sullivan Chevrolet-Cadillac Co. 301 W. Walnut Phone PO 3-4578 utes. It was 30-13 at the half and 45-20 after three periods. The Lions' second unit played just about all the second half. Melvin Redman inade 9 points and Gary Pace 8 for Monette! I.eachville juniors won their 20th, a 25-16 decision over Monette. tile Cub tallyshfiet: Ron Edgin 8; Johnny Johnson 6; Tom Eldried and Terry Adams 5s; and Chris Pierce one. Phil Mattrews fired 8 for the losers. Dell was ahead at Wilson 3523 after intermission. "We were sluggish in the first half," said Wilson's Ralph Thompson, "We knew we had to go to work. The boys put out a good effort in the second half.-" The double-figure sluggers for Wilson were Cleo Faulkner with 15 points; Lynn Smith 13; Joe COTHRfN A SAINT NEW ORLEANS (AP) Paige Cothren, onetime University of Mississippi star, is the first New Orleans Saint. He was signed Friday by the new National Football League team as a kicking specialist. ^obinson. 12; and Gred parnell 11- Mike Jackson ran 23 points for Dell; Mickey Prewitt ft; and Jimmy Creecy 11. The junior high go was a turnaround. Wilson led 24-22 at the break but went down 48-33. Roosevelt Ellis etched 22 for Dell. Terry Hunt hit 10 and Jerry Stewart 9 for the Bull- pups. * * * Quitman Sulllns' Gosnell Pirates did a ripping job on the boards against Luxora. They won that - battle 44-22. Randy Frye put his Buccaneer mates in the right mood by snatching 10 rebounds in the first quarter. "Frye has- started the last three games for Us and he's been a • big difference," said Sullins. "He did a real fine job. Well; they all did a fine job." Gary Luzader zipped 19 points and Richard Mullins 18 as the Bucs posted a 14-6 season record. Frye contributed 10 points; Dale Lewelling 7; and Craig Pierece 5. • • *. .* * Joe George spiked 14 points for Luxora; Bobby George 12 Cliff Yarbrough'8; Gary Brown lee' 6; and two. apiece by Don George and Bobby Bynum. The Pirates' have Piggott : a home Tuesday/night. ' • lot Bowler ST. PAUL, Minn. (API Carmen Saivino is one game way from winning the $10,000 irst prize in the -Professional Bowlers Association's f50,000 St. 'aul Open. Saivino, the 33-year-old-veter- n 'from Chicago, hit 9,264 pins or 40 games. This included 550 ioni|s. pins he collected for win- ling 11 Of his 16 match.-games .in ^delay's sem.ifinais--.-; .• As the leader, Saivino -will-sit iut the first three-games in Saturday's final, while the. other our finalists shoot for the tight o meet him in the championship game. Ex-Flash || Dead DETROIT ; (AP)VWheh little Eddie TOlan's" stubby legs carried him to 'double gold medal upset victories in the 1932 Olympics, be became Hie first Negro o be hailed as the fastest man alive. '' tolan, who electrified the rack world with 'those victories, died Tuesday from an 'apparent leart attack'.'He'was 57. ' ; MAGOG,.Que. .(AP);- Nancy Greene, the star of the Canadian national.team, continued her early domination, of International skiing when she .captured the women's combined championship Friday in .Canada's, top meet, : Her slalom -victory at ; Mount Orford Park, along with slalom and giant slalom triumphs last weekend at -Whistler Mountain, BiC:, won her (Sie du Maurier Trophy for best all-around'per- • In the Ozarks — Nature's Wonderland— America'* New Playground 3 ? O ? yft •n a o \ a. e i/i 1 " ST VI 1 0 1 y a e 3 fie i' z • z o Q e ? 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