The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 9, 1967 · Page 9
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 9, 1967
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(Ark.) Courier News — Thursday, March 9, 1967 - Page Eleven The View from Here ED HAYES * * * FOLLOWING MINUTES ARE TAKEN FROM THE Mixed Sports Club meeting. I'll spare you the business stuff, the amendments and proposals and the usual bickering, and get right down to the queslion-and-answer portion of the meeting. A panel of local celebrities took turns answering the questions. '• *' * *' • ' ' Q—Did Myrtle Thomas win the BIytheville Women's Bowling Association tournament as predicted in the Courier News? A—No. The tournament, the ninth annual, is to be held this weekend for team events . . . and next weekend for doubles and singles ... at Shamrock Lanes. Q—Who won the Triple A state .basketball tournament last year and the year before? A—Li'l Rock Centra] last year, Fort Smith Northside in 1965. Q—When did BIytheville last win the state tournament? A—Next question. Q—Is it true Rick Barry's wife helps him get ready for the basketball season each summer? A—Yes. They scrimmage one-on-one in the backyard. The San Francisco Warrior makes his wife hit him and push him in the process, so he can get accustomed to the traffic .under the basket in this non-contact sport. Q—When will professional wrestling start up at Legion Arena again? A—Not until some time in April. Q—If Hayti can have wrestling year-round why can't BIytheville? A—Next question. Q—Is it true that a good catcher can make it to the big leagues faster than a good second baseman? Should I make a catcher out of my son? A—Yes to both questions: Catchers always seem to have an easier time getting jobs, even when their playing careers are over. Joe Garagiola and Yogi Berra are good examples. Gil Hodges at Washington has three ex-catchers on his coaching staff, Rube Walker, George Susce and Joe Pignatano. Q—Do spectators need reservations to watch the girls bowling, tournament this weekend? A—Only mentally. Q—How many times has Jonesboro made it to the finals of the state tournament? A—Fourteen. Q—How many times has BIytheville made the finals? A—Next question. Q—Is it true that popular, wrestler Billy Wicks might take over as promoter of wrestling in BIytheville? A-^There is a rumor about Billy taking over from popular wrestler Herb Welch. Q—Wasn't there a mixup in the starting time of the Class L basketball tournament at Cape Girardeau Monday night? Who won? A—A mixup? Not really. The game was supposed to start at 7:30. Charleston was on the court warming up and six minutes before tipoff an anouncement was made that the bus bringing the undefeated DeSoto club was caught in a traffic . jam out on the snowy road leading to Cape State's field house. The game started at 9:15. Charleston won 63-61 in< overtime. Q-Wbat do you think of Joe Namath getting rejected for army service because of a trick knee? A—All I know is that it wasn't the same draft board that passed Red Ruffing. During the Second World War Ruffing, latest member of Baseball's Hall of fame, served two years even though he only had one toe on his left foot. Q—It looks like baseball is about to copy football's free- substitution rule. Will there be any other trends or changes,. . influenced by football? A—Kansas City Athletics are thinking about using a running specialist, a guy Who is not a hot hitter or fielder but who can run like a rabbit for use in the late innings when somebody gets on base. Q-Do you think BIytheville High would consider changing its nickname from Chickasaws to Sand Lizards? A—Are you back again? Q—Yon didn't answer my question. A-No. Q-Is that the answer? Q-Did Coal Hill ever win a state basketball tournament? A-Yes, in 1936. Q—I thought the American Legion state baseball tournament was all wrapped up for Fort Smith this summer. Now I hear BIytheville might get it again. Anything to that? A—There is nothing official yet. * * .* The meeting adjourned at five minutes past midnight. The executive committee of the club then went on to its usual private gathering to clear up any athletic items that might still be up in the air-in the Hotel Noble penthouse. 'I Goofed/ Sqys Hannum But 76ers Clinch Crown Cage Pros 'iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiffliiiiiiiiiiiinniDiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiui! National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRES Wednesday's Results Philadelphia 115, Boston 113, overtime St. Louis 106, Los Angeles 104 Detroit 120, Baltimore 113 Today's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Baltimore at Chicago Detroit at Los Angeles St. Louis at San Francisco 1IIIIIIIHII' ""miniir COLLEGE By THE ASSOCIATED PRE B S NCAA College Division New York Regional Championship LIU 114, Central Conn. 66 Consolation Rochester 76, Buffalo St. 70 Northeast Regional ' First Round St. Michael's Vt, 70, Northeastern 61 Assumption, Mass., 87, American International 85, 3 ots 'illlllllillllllllliwiiiiiiuiniliiliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinii't : »illllliilllllll. Baseball 'iiiniiiinn •<:• <!•'"•"> iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii Exhibition Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Mex. City Reds 4, Cleveland 0 Today's Games Washington vs. New York, A, at Beach, Fla. Cleveland vs. Mexican All- Stars at Mexico City Friday's Games Baltimore vs. Minnesota at Miami, night Chicago, A, vs. Boston at Sarasota, Fla. Kansas City vs. Detroit at Bradenton, Fla. Washington vs. Houston at Cocoa, Fla. Chicago, N, vs. San Francises at Scottsdale, Ariz. Philadelphia vs. Cincinnati at Clearwater, Fla. By LARRY ELDRIDGE I BOSTON (AP) — Coach Alex Hsnnum of the Philadelphia 76ers would rather be lucky than good — and he hopes his luck holds out against the Boston Celtics in the National Basketball Association playoffs. "I goofed but I got lucky, Hannum said of the hectic final seconds in which the 76ers pulled out a 115-113 overtime victory over the Celtics Wednesday might to clinch their second straight Eastern Division title. Philadelphia was leading 113112 when Wilt Chamberlain fouled Boston Player-Coach Bill Russell with 21 seconds left. It was the 76ers' fourth team foul of the overtime period, giving Russell two shots, but he sank only one to tie the score. The 76ers then held the ball for the last shot, and Hal Greer hit on a 25-foot jumper to win the game with two seconds left. "I yelled for Wilt to take that foul," Hannum said, "but I thought it would only give Rus- stll one shot. If he'd made both shots and we'd lost, I'd be the. goat, but .1 bailed put with luck." " ,. The victory not only clinched llllllllllilllliililiiiiiiiiliiiiliiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiililliiililiniiii'i Hockey niiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiDiniiiiniiiiiiiniiiuiiiiiii National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Wednesday's Results Toronto 6, Montreal 4 Detroit 3, New York 1 Chicago 3, Boston 1 Today's Games No game scheduled Friday's Games No games scheduled Without Masks In Hayti Ring HAYTI — Two former masked men are on the tripledecker pro wrestling program here tonight. The 8:15 opener puts the Ex- Medic against Jack Edwards in a one-fall bout with a 45- minute time limit. Next in line, under 45-minute, best-of-three limit are semifinalists Dewayne Peal and the Ex-Phantom. And in the main event Tim Tyler has challenged Rowdy Red Roberts under Texas rules (rough and tumble), winner take all. This one is down for 60 minutes or less, best-of-three. General admissions are $1 for adults, 50 cents for children. Ringside tickets are $1.50. Sgt. Eddie Freeman promotes the weekly cards in the old post office building. Rotary and Lions sponsor. the regular season title but also evened the season's series between the teams at 4-4 with one game left. It also established an NBA record of 63 triumphs in a season, breaking the old mark of 62 set by the 1964-65 Celtics. Philadelphia trailed by as much as 15 points in the third period, but rallied behind the sharpshooting of Green, who had a game high 37 points. Bill Cunningham scored 21 points for the 76ers, while Chamberlain had 17. Sam Jones led the Celtics with 20, and said the injured hand which forced him to sit out the previous night's game at Chicago didn't bother him at all. * * *. In other games, the St. Louis Hawks edged the Lakers 106-104 at Los Angeles while the Pistons turned back the Baltimore Bullets 120-113 at Detroit, • The victory enabled the Hawks to move into undisputed possession of second place in the Western Division, one game ahead of the Lakers. Len Wilkens sparked St. Louis with 37 points while' Jerry West was high for Los Angeles with 34. Royal Okie Pays $5.50 HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)Nine sprinters go to the post today in the $4,500 feature race at Oaklawn Park in what is expected to be a wide open 6- Furlong dash. Festinger Stable's Onward Upward, 0. T. Hogan's Jazz Crusader, Joe Shaver's Roman John and-I. J. Collins" Tiroles appear to be the strongest con tenders for the favorite's role but others could forge into the picture. Onward Upward and Five Star Stable's Soggy Sam wil share equal top weight of 122 pounds. Jazz .Crusader and Ti roles will go under HSpounds and Roman John under 118. In Wednesday's $5,000 fea ture, Taylor Faulkner's Roya Okie held command all tin way and covered the 5-furlongs in 1:05 3-5, returning his back ers $5.80, $3.60 and $3. Abba Salamah was a hal length back in second place but jockey Jimmy Nichols, wilt- victory in sight, gradually eased up on Royal Okie in tin late stages. Abba Salamah returned $ and $4.20 to place while Jolly stone paid $3.40 to show. NO MONEY DOWN HIGH PERFORMANCE Wfffi NEW TREADS RETREADS ON SOUND TIRE BODIES OR ON YOUR OWN TIRES ANYSIZE WHITEWALLS LISTED NO MONEY DOWN-MONTHS TO PAY! 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