The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 7, 1967 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 7, 1967
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t, a*f •* fan mm BOWLING, Bob Litlrell tumbled 213-590 In Industrial League last night at Shamrock. Mike Howell cleared 207-565; Dave Fowler 210-562; Bill Kerner 551; Ken Rozeboom 211-550; Jimmie Kit-. tany 211-538; Ed Gallagher 204537; Tim Justine 210-538; Leonard Johnson 214-518; and Jerry Foard 205. League-leading Katz jewelers cracked 1013-2947. * * * Calvin Poulin pitched 197-549 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League : last night at Strat-0-Lanes. Bill Robinson stowed 543; Gene Trimmer 209; Naomi Daigle 178-477; Nancy Regal 463; and Donetta Gorrell 172. Among the split-pickers were Al Brauer, John and Phil Gainer. Fourth- place BIytheville Title tagged 839; and second-place State Farm Insurance 2336. Bob Inman pulled in 225-574 in 9 O'Clock Mi.ied Doubles League at Stra-0. R.D. Samuels manufactured 209-535; Donna Seglem 191-526;; and Barb Lar' son 203-509. Among the split- pickers were Tom Taylor, John Wilmsmeyer and Judy Childers. Ninth-place' Big M Discount '• carded 817; and fourth-place Ledbetter's 2367. In Osceola Friday Night Mixed Doubles League: Don Baker 509; Jack Butterworth 301- Buzz Hoffman 204-498; Caro-' 'Ivn VAVKS 200; ana Arthur Bullion 197 Road Runners had 708-1923. OSCEOLA. MIXED DOUBLES Snorklers .............. 34 22 Road Runners .......... 33 Unpredictables .......... 27 Odd Balls ..... ......... 26 Gutter Sweeps ......... 25 Bulge Runners ........ 23 • B INDUSTRIAL Katz Jewelers ...... ........ . Sullivan Chevrolet .......... Johnson's Esso .............. Coca- Cola .................. : Aero Jets .................. Pepsi-Cola ................ 6:30 MIXED DOUBLES - Team Four ............ '• • 6e State Farm Ins ....... 59 BIytheville Tractor — .. 55 BIytheville Title ........ 55 Bobertson DIB ......... 50 ChicKasaw Pontlac ...... 40M. Four Hondas .......... 10 Team One .............. 30 Nameless .............. .J»vs Dreifus Jewelry .......... J/ 9 O'CLOCK DOUBLES Katz Jewelers ............ 61 McFalL'E Florist ........ 581,!: Reelfoot .............. 53 Ledbetter's .............. «7fe WOSCO ................ «% Mlnit Mart .............. « Boone Cleaners .......... 45 Kelly-Bilt-uniforms .... 45 . Bis M Discount .......... « C & W Cleaners ...... 32'/a 20 • 30 31 33 Point: 409 383 V 365 V . 315 273V 260% L 30 37 41 41 46 EX-PISTON ONE SPORT MAN NOW He'd Rather Be Facing Mays By SANDY PADWE WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -(NEA)-Ron Reed has made his decision at the right time. From now on he will be a one sport man with baseball taking precedence over professional basketball. Ron, 24, is a rookie pitcher with the Atlanta Braves. The Braves think he has an excellent chance to become one of their future stars. That explains why Ron Reed's name no longer appears in the Detroit Pistons box scores. He left the club in mid-February after scor- ing 22 points (against Philadelphia) in his final game, * * * Ron's coach with the Pistons, Dave DeBusschere, also was a promising pitcher with the Chicago White Sox. But Dave quit baseball last year when he found the job of player-coach with the Pistons too demanding. "Dave told me to go ahead and do what I thought was best," Ron said. "It was a tough decision. Pulling a pay check from two sports is pretty nice. "Dave told me he didn't think basketball was as hard on a pitcher as it would be on someone who had to play every day. Will) a pitcher it would be just once every four days. "Dave also told me basketball would get me in great shape for spring training. He was right. The only problem I have is getting my arm in shape, But my legs and stamina are fine." * * * Ron was in his second year with the Pistons. Last year as a rookie (Notre Dame)—the blond, 6'5 forward averaged 7.5 points a game. This year he was averaging 8.5 a game and was improving steadily. Nev- Costfy Deal Red Likes Heavier Javier L 35 37 Vs 43 4sy. 49 I/SO " 51 51 51 63 V~ By ED SCHUYLER R. i Associated Press Sports Writer The Cleveland Indians No. catcher in spring training can't hi; but not much gets by him — ah, it. No. 1 is a television camera, whose job it is to catch mistakes made by players. In two intrasquad games last weekend, No. 1 caught more mistakes .than Joe Ascue, a catcher who can hit, caught balls. Azcue was having trouble holding on to certain pitches, and his mistakes showed up on the Indians' new instant .replay television equipment. So, Azcue is being given some personalized instruction by former catching stars Del Rice, a Cleveland coach, and Ray Mueller, an Indian scout. * * * There were no reports concerning television coming out of the St. Louis camp, but the Cardinals did get some apparent good news from a set of scales. Julian Javier weighed in Mon- ay at 187. prompting Manager Red Schoendienst to say the ex- ra poundage would help Javi- r's effort to come back as the ardinals' regular second baseman. Javier, who has had his best easons with the Cardinals when e weighed 185. reported to amp the past two seasons un- erweight. In 1965, he hit just 227 and last year .228. * * * The news out of the Baltimore Moles' camp was good, provid- ng your name isn't Mike. Frank Robinson, the Ameri•an League's Most Valuable 'layer last year, hit a single _md home run and first baseman Boog Powell collected hree hits in the Orioles' first ntrasquad game. But highly regarded rookie .like Epstein was struck above WALPOLE, Mass.—Billy Bur ton 165, New York, outpointed Hilton Whittaker, 160, New York, 8. PE Girls End Pin Session First Hour, representing the girls physical education department at BIytheville High, won the recent bowling tournament at Shamrock Lanes. The instructional series ended yesterday. Team members are Sue Curtis, Wanda Gibson Barbara Mayo, Vivian McAdoo and Carolyn Walton. They compiled 1184 pins for two games. Individual scoring leaders: Joanne Gean ran up 287 m two games; Carolyn Walton -285; and Beverly Glass 277. Others' Sandra Daniels 276; Elolse Mann 269; Lou Etchison 268; Vivian McAdoo 266; and Ginny Games 261. * .*• * Team scores: Class 1-1184; Class 4M150; Class 2-1123; Class 6-1106; and Class 3-1006. The program was under the aegis of Mrs. Becky McAlpine, BHS phys ed instructor. _ _ __ ___ WIN IN OT Riders Tough PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Southern State's deft Mulerid- ers got tough under pressure Mond.;;/ night and earned the District 17 berth in the NAIA basketball tournament at Kansas City later this month. It took an overtime period to do it, skipped but past the Muleriders Henderson State sacked up its second title i the league's round-robin activi ty. ' ' ' ' * * * Scoring honors in Monday' championship game wer shared by Southern State's Bil Price and Henderson's Larr; Ducksworth, Bach had 22. Price's shot from the come with 28 seconds left gave SSC Saints land Colt Cuozzo BULLETIN NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Football Giants announced today the acquisition of quarterback Fran Tarkenton in a trade with the Minnesota Vikings. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It was costly, but Tom Fears has gotten something for the New Orleans Saints that few fledgling pro football teams have — a topnotch quarterback. Quarterback Gary Cuozzo, 25, onetime Phi Beta Kappa scholar at Virginia and Johnny Unitas' understudy for the past four years, was dealt to the Samts Monday by the Baltimore Colts in a National Football League swap. erlheless, Ron chose baseball. "I had a talk with Paul Richards (Braves' vice president)," Ron said, "and he told me he thought I had a good chance to make it in the majors. I have a two- year contract with the club. "At the end of two years if I find that things aren't working out as well as I would like, then I might consider trying basketball again. But It would be tough after being out for two years." * * * Ron is a righthander who made four stops—all winning ones—in the Braves' system last year. He started at Kinston in the class A Carolina League where he had a 5-2 record and a 1.76 ERA. From there he went to Austin in the class AA Texas League where he was 3-1 with a 1.20 ERA. Then on to Richmond in AAA where his record was 5-2 with a 3.52 ERA. The last stop on the lad- dor was Atlanta, where he split two starts, losing to San Francisco and beating Cincinnati. After spending (he winter traveling by jet from city to city with the Pistons, Ron had a tough time adjusting to life in baseball's minor leagues. "I still haven't learned to sleep on a bus," he said. "But I'm hoping to make the club this year. Then I won't have to worry about that." + •* * He's right. He'll just have to worry about people like Roger Maris, Roberto Clc- mente and Willie Mays. "I don't know which is worse," Ron said, smiling, "pitching to Willie Mays or guarding Rick Barry." B-Ball Tourney at Gosnell Ark-Mo Power Kilowatters are rounding up learns for an independent basketball tournament in the Gosnell gym starting Wednesday night. In the tipoff are Phillips Ford and Ark-Mo Handy Flames of the BIytheville YMCA League. Speros of Memphis is booked for the second game tomorrow night, against either the Kilowatters or Joncsboro. « * * Other teams entered are Portis Rebels of Lepanto and BIytheville Air Force Base. Admissions are 50 cents and 25 cents. Kilowatters are serving as host. In Memphis Big-O Go-Goes he right elbow by a pitch in Baltimore took its pound of tting practice and Mike flesh - with a few extra trim- iore, another outfield candi- mings. date was ordered to report to The Colts got the rights tor Ft Bragg NC today for ac-!New Orleans' first round selec- ive dutV" with the Army Re serves. Of Epstein's injury, club physician Dr. Leonard Wallenstein said: tion in the upcoming collegiate draft. * * * That means the Colts will get the first shot at the cream of the "There is no bone damage, 11966 college seniors - perhaps but it is unlikely that'Epstein will be able to swing a bat until Friday. Mike has an ugly blood bruise near the elbow." * * * News out of the Boston Red Sox base also was good, if you were not trying out for center field with George Thomas, rookie Reggie Smith and Jose Tartabull. In an intrasquad game, Thomas hit a two-run homer, Smith a three-run blast' and Tartabull an inside - the - park homer with a man on. A-State Gets Pair JONESBORO, Ark, (AP) — Arkansas State College has announced the signing of two football players—center-guard Gary Kries of Augusta and tackle David Ruebaum of Valle High of St. Genevjeve, Mo. Returns as Coach WASHINGTON (AP) - Steve Korcheck, a former catcher for the Washington Senators and 1954 graduate of George Washington University, Monday returned to his alma mater as baseball coach. PICKS BASEBALL — Ron Reed of the Atlanta Braves prefers baseball now. The rookie rightie has decided to quit pro basketball after playing two years for the Detroit Pistons. y THE ASSOCIATED PRES It was 62 down, eight to go nd one needed today fo rthe 'hiladelpdia 76ers. The 76ers, led by Hal Greer's 2 points, nipped Los Angeles 19-117 at ~ ight for Pittsburgh Monday their 62nd victory, ying the Boston Celtics' record or games won in a National Jasketball Association season. Philadelphia, leading the sec- nd-place Celtics by 6V4 games the Eastern Division race, lave eight games remaining. Boston won 62 in 1964-65. * * * In other games, Boston won ts ninth straight by trouncing Detroit 127-103 at Providence, R.I., and Cincinnati topped St. Louis 129-122 at Memphis, Tenn. Los Angeles took the lead 109108 with Vk minutes left, but Jreer then put the 76ers back on top to stay with a jump shot. The Lakers had a chance to tie with 25 seconds left, but Elgin Baylor missed a shot and Wilt Jhamberlain's rebound enabled the 76ers to run out the clock. Rookie Dave Bing's 21 points and Tom Van Arsdale's 18 paced the Pistons, who dropped into a fourth-place tie with idlt ;hicago in the Western Division. * * * Oscar Robertson came st through with 12 of his 27 points and four of his 15 assists in the last,quarter in helping Cincinnati to victory. Rookie Lou Hudson scored a pro career high of 41 points for St. Louis and grabbed 14 rebounds, Jerry Lucas scored 26 for Cincinnati. The St. Louis loss left the Hawks 8% games behind San Francisco, clinching the Western Division title fo rthe Warriors. Ex-Catcher Dies SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)— Vince Castino, former Chicago White Sox and Sacramento Solons catcher, died of cancer Monday. He was 49. For a 5-pack-full of pleasure GO KING EDWARD Amtrlct't ttrgnt Silling Ctgir BueU W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Next Door to Dixie Pit Phone PO 3-3361 leisman Trophy winner Steve Spurrier if the draft is strictly egitimate and the stories that he Florida flinger is reserved for the New York Giants aren't so. Here's how the Baltimore- w Orleans trade went: .. The Colts get two 1967 draft choices, including the Saints' . 1 choice, plus center Bill Curry, obtained last month from Green Bay in the veterans' pool. Fears, New Orleans' head coach, would not say whal round the other draft choice was. Cuozzo comes to the Saints along with Butch Allison, 22, a guard who played on the taxi squad last season after being the Colts' No. 2 draftee in 1966. * * * It was no secret to Cuoszo. He had asked to b« traded. "I'm very glad to be given the «i<rrunity to play," said the 6- foot-1, 195-pounder in Memphis, where he attends the University of Tennessee dental school in the off-season. "I had an agreement with the Colts to trade me," he said. "I den't think I could have gotten to play regularly — barring unforeseen injuries — so I'm pleased about the trade." 72-67 to win straight Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference invitational tournament title. Southern State had earlier their second a 68-67 lead. Bill Burson hit two free throws with nine seconds left and Price added a pair of free throws with one second remaining. Wooden Admits Bruins Best LOS ANGELES (AP) - The nation's college Coach-of-the- Year says his UCLA Bruins "could now beat any team in a series of games." Coach John Wooden made that response after learning that his basketball squad was named No. 1 in The Associted Press' 25-0 record, Finishing second was Louisville, followed in order by Kansas, North Carolina, Princeton, Western Kentucky, Houston, Tennessee, Boston College and Texas Western. The Bruins placed first in the No. 1 in The Associted Press fjna] , ( on]y once before That final major college basketball j , n im ^ m it compiled * «ftii «f *h» iftfiR.R? season. • _i - .-~..j «« OCA poll of the 1966-67 season Wooden added: "It's possible that other teams are also deserving, but certainly regular, season record of Z8-0. * The final Top Ten, with first- we rank with the very best. Our place votes in parenthews wd - • • -improvement has been consistent all year long. "I am well aware that there are many fine teams which may be able to beat us on a given night, though." The Bruins, unranked last season, were named the top team by all 30 sports writers and broadcastera participating in the poll. Th« squad boasts a total points on a io-9-etc. basis: i. UCLA (so) 2. Louisville 3. Kansas 197 4. North Carolina 171 5. Princeton 16S 6. Western Kentucky 14! 7. Houiton 8. Tennessee *J I. Boston Colltg* 10. Texas Western LEADER FRANK GRIGSBY Mr, Frank Grigsby wag the February leader for both new and used car sales at Bob Sullivan Chevrolet-Cadillac Company. Mr. Grigsby would like to thank all his customers for making this possible. If you are looking for a real deal on a new or used car . .ask one of Mr. Grigsby's customers what a great deal they received on their new Chevrolet or OK Used Car. BOB SULLIVAN CHEVROLET-CADILLAC CO. 301 W. Walnut Ph, PO 2-4578 YoiialmQst finished school? (Congratulations! Now you can almost get a good paying job.) The world is full of people who almost made it, You could be one of them if you start work with a too-small education. In today'* job market, if you haven't got a good education.,. you haven't got what it lakes to compete for the good-paying jobs. Today, to get a good job, you need a good education. No two ways about it. A good education qualifies you for a better job to start will). A bet- To get a good job, get a good education lubliihtd... publh mviw i. coo ( ,.ulion will. Th« AdwtMnt ComoU. BLYTHfWIW COUR/W NIWS ter salary, too. And * future that kwps on paying off year after year. So if you're in school now... stay tlierel Learn all you can for as long as you can. If you're out of school, there are plenty of ways to get valuabl* training outside the classroom. For details, get in touch with the Youth Counselor at your State Employment Service. Or visit a Youth Opportunity Center. c- in nid ul to m m 13 1- ill S-

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