The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 28, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 28, 1967
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Blylhevllle (Ark.) Courier News — Tuesday, March 2«, 1907 - Page Nhw WILLIE TOO IMPATIENT Doubts He'll Be Manager By MURRAY OLDERMAN PHOENIX, Ariz. -(NBA) — In the nine years since Willie Mays moved west to San Francisco, the Giants have won but one National League nennant. Each of the last two years, they have finished in second place. This should be bitterly frustrating for someone as competitive as Willie. "But I'm not disappointed," insisted Willie, shaking his head strongly. "This is a tough league. I think it's an honor to finish second with the kind of teams •'we got to play. "You know, like they say, baseball's better than ever. The reason is that in 1951, when I first -broke in, you only had one or two good 'pitchers on fi club. Now you got a whole bunch of 'em can throw hard, and ftey use their relief pitchers more. The young kids you see now are much stronger. "They're also bigger. Maybe they don't get the minor league training we used to, but the rare ones move up quickly. It takes : a n ace kid only a couple of years to make the grade up here." * * * Among the ace kids in camp is Ken Henderson, who could be called Willie's caddie. Ken's a 20-year- old, switch-hitting outfielder r~ LOOKING BACK — Willie Mays reflects on 15 major league campaigns and looks ahead to a 16th as he reviews his career for NBA sports editor Murray Olderman at the San Francisco spring training base in Arizona. from San Diego who collected a $50,000 bonus in 1964, spent the summer of '65 as Mays' stand-in and now is back to stay. He'll either win a regular job in right or left field, or he'll be Willie's relief man in the late in- WAY BACK WHEN -.And this is how Willie Mays looked when it all began, as a sensational 1951 performer at Minneapolis, where a .477 average the first month earned him a quick promotion to the New York Giants. Purdue Fails to Pick 'Em Off State Indians Opportunists JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -Ifrom third. Arkansas State University took Purdue tied the score .in the advantage of a misplsyed pick- lop of the seventh on consecu- off attempt and squeezed past Purdue University, 2-1, here Monday. It was the season opener for Purdue. The Indians Criss McGuire and two walks led to the Indians' winning run in the bottom ef 'the seventh. Purdue attempted to pick McGuire off second and Jimbo Calloway scored are now 6-3-1. A double by live hits by Chuck Smith, Sam Wilson and Ray Starnes. A- Stste scored a run in the bot- t«m of the second on a fielder's choice, a single by Calloway and a sacrifice fly. Purdue 00 000 1—1 4 1 A-State 010 000 1-2 5 1 Crull, Meek (7) and Smith, Conrad (7); Ford, Sherrill (7) and Wileox. nirgs of safely decided games and double-headers. Ken is still awed to be on the same team as Mays. "I couldn't see myself going up to Willie and asking him questions about playing centerfield," .said Henderson, "but manager Herman Frank told, me that's what 1 had to do. Willie won't come to you and off, He has to understand that you want him to help you. And then he's great. He tells me where to play the hitters and little things about fielding. "Then, of course, there's his hitting. Willie's a great hitter, and I learn just by watching him." * * * Among the new veterans on the Giants is Norm Siebern, who has been on five different major league clubs, starting with the New York Yankees, where he played next to Mickey Mantle in the outfield. Mickey's the closest thing to Mays in baseball image today. "I don't really know Willie because I've only been here a few days," said Siebern carefully. "But he's like Mickey on tho club. You know he's the best ballplayer and he's going to have to do it if you go anyplace. And so you just know he's the leader." But where Mickey is generally gregarious with his fellow players, Willie has become in the later stages of his career more reserved. He still cackles in that high-pitched voice and trades insults with the older players, but in the privacy of the clubhouse he Beat Badgers in Opener Razorbacks Win, Lose Good Bid by Rod BOSTON (AP) — Top-seeded lod Laver of Australia launched bid for a fifth straight t'our- ament victory Monday be de- eating Andres Gimeno of Spain 0-6 in the opening round of an 18,000 pro tennis meet. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) The" University of Arkansas split a doubleheader here Monday, beating Wisconsin, 5-3, and losing to Texas Lutheran, 2-1. Joe Hopkins pitched a five- hitter in the Arkansas victory over Wisconsin. The Razor- backi pushed across four runs in the eighth inning fur the victory. Texas Luthern scored in the bottom of the tenth for its one- run victory. Jerry Moritz singled, stole second and third, and scored on s sacrifice fly Arkansas got' its lone run if the seventh on a walk, a wild pitch and two sacrifices. Arkansas T. Luth. Tyra and Jennings; Sparraw and Bledeger, Nowetny (7). 000 000100 0—1 5 1 000 001 000 1-2 5 4 00 010 040-5 200 001 000-3 6 3 S Arkansas Wisconsin Hopkins and Jennings; Nick els, Schaffner (8), Meyer (9 and Setzer. SHORT SHORTS ATLANTA Ga (AP)-A spokesman for Atlanta International Raceways says Chrysler Corp. is dropping.its threat to back a proposed boycott of Sunday's ?75,000 Atlanta 500. Some Chrysler-backed drivers and car owners had threatened to boycoa the Atlanta 500 and other big stock car events the rest of the season in a dispute involving a new intake manifold and cylinder head system which Ford Motor Co. cars an u«ing on their high performance engines. • VIENNA (AP)-Ru«i» has its fifth straight world hockey championship wrapped up today while the United SUtes battled for fourth plae* honors. The American team was to battle W«t Germany in th« game for fourth place. Ruwia clinched tb« championship Monday, beating Canada M In • hard-fought battle marked by a Bawian goal that lobbed Into the net off defenseman Barry MacKenzie s glovi and over goalie Selh Martin's shoulder. sticks' pretty much to himself. His confident is skipper Herman Franks, who was a coach with the Giants under Leo Durocher when Willie arrived from Minneapolis as a rookie. * * * Franks, a blunt, independ- net man who has made a lot of money as a supermarket entrepreneur, is Willie's financial adviser. He's also his buffer with the public, insulating when he wants to be left alone. WiUie'll hang around some with Willie McCovey, the slugging first baseman, but when the players scatter for the day. Mays races for his blue Imperial convertible and drives off with a set of golf clubs as his companion. He has been hooked on golf for a couple of years. He says he's terrible, but his score has come down into the 80s, and the game relaxes him. Years ago, it used to be stickball—on the streets of Harlem near the Polo Grounds with the neighborhood kids as playing partners. •A- * * "The kids around San Francisco," he said simply, "they're not like the kids around New York." And the people of San Francisco, how do they treat him? "It's good now. The people didn't accept me at first. DiMaggio was still living there. He was their idol. He was my first idol, too. It was difficult for them to accept anyone could be as good as their idol." * * * Approaching 36, Willie can't imagine a life for himself without baseball. There has been some speculation he could be the first Negro manager in the big leagues. "I don't think I'll ever be a manager," he decided. "I don't have the patience. If a player can't do something the way I want it done, I don't know how I'd be. But I think there's room for me in baseball. I like to teach young kids, especially in the spring, and I could do public relations. I'm out talking all the time now. I was home only one month this winter. There's many ways I could help." The Giants, of course, prefer the way he has helped them since 1951. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiniHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii RESIGNS CINCINNATI (AP) - Don Ruberg, head basketball coacl' at Xavier University snice 1963, resigned Mor.- day and said he would leave coaching. \60WLING Long Winter Ends for Mat Fans Arena Rings In a New Year Team Four won (he 6:30 Mixed Doubles League championship officiating at Stral-0-Lanes last night and Katz Jewelers locked up the 9 O'clock Mixed Doubles League title as both organiza- ,ions finished their play for the season. Bob Inman ran 204-588 in 9 O'Clock action; Ron Childers 224-531; Chuck Marlow 202-504; Jean May 210-564; Barb Larson 192-543; Donna Seglem 204-529; and Donna Taylor 219-485. Sixth- place Ledbetter's battered 8412418. This league's banquet is April 15. In 6:30 action, Jack Flenner flipped 211-555; steady Gladys Mallory 510; Gene Trimmer 209; and Donita Gorrell 187. Fifth- place Robertson's Distributing brought in 803; and sixth-place Four Hondas 2330. Industrial League bookkeeper Jimmie Kittany put himself down as the top bowler last night at Shamrock with 209-575. Kittany also reported these scores: Mike Howell 204-557; Lloyd Snow 522; Ed Gallagher 521; Bob Nowlin 212-517; and Dave Fowler 504. 6:31) MIXED DOUBLES (Final Standings) w Team Four ............. . 71 State Farm Ins ......... ° 3 Blytheville Tractor ...... 63 Blytheville Title ........ 62 lobcrtEon's Dist ....... 58 'our Hondas .......... 52^ Team One ............... 44'A hickasaw Pontiac ---- 42 J /a Dreifus Jewelry .......... 42 Nameless ................ 40 '/a O'CLOCK DOUBLES (Final Standings) W Katz Jewelers ..... . ---- fi7 McFall's Florist ........ 65 1^ Reolfoot ................ 56 Minit Mart ............. 54",. WOSCO ................ 5JJ4 Ledbetter's ............. 53 Big M Discount .......... 52 Kclly-Bllt-Uniforms .... 51 Boone Cleaners .......... 51 C & W Cleaners ........ 36^ Wrestling, professional style, is back with IIS. First production of the new year is due at Legion Arena tonight beginning at 8:15. The sport has been absent locally all winter. * * * Fans should find most everything the same except the prices. Cost of admissions have been raised from 75 cents for general admission for adults to $1. Children tickets cost 50 cents. Ringside reserved scales are $1.50. '•This is in keeping with all the olhcr wrestling houses in this part of the country," explained Herb Welch, promoter. He further pointed out that the $1.50 ticket range included admission into the arena. "Some people might think the $1.50 is in addition to the dollar to get in." * * * . Welch has programmed what appears to be a rousing opening card. Billy Wicks and Rowdy Red Roberts who rank among the all- time favorites in Blytheville, are main event teammates against the thunderous Blue Infernos. There is a one-hour time limit, bcsl-of- three. In the supporting match arc women pros Cora Combs against Diane Lynn. "Diane has never been here before," the promoter said. There is a 45-minule limit on this hesl-of- lliree battle. Woody Burnett is referee. * * * Buddy Chandler of Blytheville will likely ref some of the matches this season. Buddy recently challenged heavyweight champion Cassius Clay to a title boxing match. Chandler will probably be present tonight. The sponsoring American Legion might even ask him to jump up in the ring and take a bow. LEPANTO JOCK IS HOT (Softball Meet Lively Leader GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP)John Lively of Canton, Tex. fired a four-under-par 68 and led a field of 141 qualifying hopefuls for Thursday's opening of the $125,000 Greater Greens boro Open Golf Tournament. \, 37 43 45 46 50 55 V, 63 if 651,5 66 " 6714 9 41 42",:. 52 531,; 541!: 55 " 58 57 57 •W-i HALLANDALE, Fla. (AP) - People laugh al his name but they don't laugh at his rides. In the last two years Earlies Fires has ridden 453 winners at the major race tracks and he's only 20. Last year he had 229 winners, ninemore than Willie Shoemaker, and his mounts earned $1,423,951. In 1965 he led the nation's apprentice jockeys with 224 winners and that was his first year al the races. The native of Lepanlo.Ark., broke in at Hot Springs, Ark., just two years ago, then moved to Miles Park in Ohio where he literally burst into flame. He rode 90 winners at the Ohio track. * * * Last Sept. 6 at Arlington Park in Chicago Fires made headlines by winning with six of his seven mounts on the program. "I guess Swinging Mood was the nicest horse I ve ridden, drawls the pleasant little youngster while changing silks at Gulfstream Park. Preliminary plans for organization of YMCA softhall league are to be outlined tonight at 7:30 when team representatives gather at the Y. All teams or business firms desiring to be included in the loop are urged to send a representative to tonight's meeting. finished second and paid $3.40 and $2.40. T. I. Harkins' Per- Magic Roy Has Magic Touch at Oafdawn HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) James Russo's entry of Jet Avenger and James Shot may rule as the favorites in tiie ?4,500 feature at Oaklawn today. Nine others are entered in the six-furlong race. Jet Avenger won the Inaugural Handicap on opening day and has been assigned 122 pounds. I. J. Collins' Gilbert B. will also carry 122. James Shot was given 119 pounds along with a W. Hal Bishop entry of Rub Down and Fusilier Boy. Also assigned 119 were Francis Marie Miles' Jollystone, Taylor Faulkner's Royal Okie and Joe Shaver's Roman John. There is speculation that Jet Avenger will be scratched to run in Saturday's $50,000 Oak- awn Handicap. 0. T. Hogan's Magic Ray, an outsider in the wagering, scored a seven length victory over six other fillies and mares in Monday's $5,000 feature. Magic Ray, ridden by Bill Whitt, paid $19.20, $6.80 and $3.20. She covered the six furlongs in 1:13 3-5 over a heavy track. M. T. Farm's Pin Deck INDUSTRIAL Points 461',Katz Jewelers Sullivan Chevrolet .......... Johnson's Esso .............. 411 Coca Cola .................... «,n, Aero Jets ................. ^izfr Pepsi Cola .................. 2081,1 FREEZE BROS. ANGUS FARM Complete Dispersion Sale of Registered Angus Cattle Friday, March 31, 1967, 10:00 A.M. (CST). ON THE FARM AT NEWARK, ARKANSAS SELLING: 27 BULLS 85 COWE with 70 calves at side 10 I yr. old bred heifers 17 open heifers owners: Freeze Bros. Newark, Ark. (Bill and J. W. Freeze) Sale Mrg. Floyd DIcvert, Danville, Kentucky EDMOtiTON-Billy McGran- dle, 124, Edmonton, stopped Lei Gillis, 125%, New Waterford N.S., 12. ecto Mia, the favorite, ran third and returned $2.60. 60 KING EDWARD /m«r/ca's Largest Stlllns Clgtr Men's Hair Styling-Tinting' Hair Pieces Professional Barber Service "Leave With the Natural Look" For Appointment Call fO 3-9955 (Wed. & Thun- JIM SOUTHARD RED BALL BARBER SHOP 318 West Main Street BlythevlUe, ArtansM. Budgets Are for Keeping DislKher HEADQUARTERS Letusshowyoua Kitch«nAid dishwasher for your kitchen, your budget. But regardless of model or price, you getth* tame dependable washing and drying action. There'i no skimping on quality or performance in a KllclnnAid. 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