The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 31, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 31, 1967
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Blylhevllle (Ar!O' Courier News — Friday, March M, 1MT - V LET'S SEE HOW FAST YOU REALLY SUNDAY IS STOCK CAR RACING DAY "If we can beat this rain, we'll be all set." With those words, track manager Don Morris dug in at Osceola Speedway this morning to complete plans for the stock car Opening Sunday afternobn. Tirtie trials are at 12:45; rice lime 2:30. * * * Morris said he expects supermodified entries from five states. "There's hardly no way of telling how many Class C cars will be there, but I'm sure there'll be plenty." The track is under new management this year and there hav been improvements made. Admissions are $1.50 f6r adults; 50 cents for children 6-12. Pit fees-far drivers and mechanics only—are $2.50. ;, „ COBl FISERMAN'S CALINDAR th« Pith — Day for fl«h!n» AMUl, 1M7 SUN 6:49 AM AM 16 f>M 23 £^p 11:44 PM M<3iT 'NM~" 3 ^ AM 10 15:37 PM 17 PM 24 12:13 AM TUE 17th AM 11 "5T, PM 18 25 c» 12:41 AM 30 AM WED M * 14* 5 £? 4 AM 12 i» 2:04 PM 19 PM 26 AM THU FRI AM 13 2:51 PM 20 9:10 PM 27 AM 7 10:39 AM 14 PM 21 10:01 PM 28 AM 11:18 AM 15 4:36 PM 22 10:53 PM 29 AM All tim« !» iiven in Centrtl Standard Hml. Add one hour for the Eastern tier,, zone; «"btraet one hour for Rocky Mountain time; two hours for PKific lime. In localities minj daylight saving lime. «*1 one hour to tlmt 'ound above. C6pyrieht—WlmKm-Salem, N. C A Line About • HUNTING and FISHING 1 Ball Hogs Lose Two SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP)— Pan American took a baseball doubleheadtr from Arkansas Thursday, 10-4 and 2-1, to complete a sweep of their three- iced the Lost Only $50,000 Bulls See 'Red' game series. Pan American opener with a eight run third SOUR GRAPEFRUIT SEASON FOR DODGERS Cards Get Good Pitching LA Might Trade Southpaw By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer The Senators have a sprained ankle, the Orioles have water on a $100,000 knee and the Yankees have a hamstring and some shin splints on the mend. But the Dodgers, with a broken ankle and a stomach ache that might be an ulcer, are winning exhibition baseball's medical sweepstakes. Los Angeles sent cenlerfielder Willie Davis back home Thursday after what had looked like a sprain turned out to be a broken bone in Davis' left ankle. Davis will miss the Dodgers' opener April 10 and could be out even longer. Accompanying him ' Los Angeles was outfielder HOUSTON (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers may trade veteran left-handed pitcher Jim Brewer to Houston for catcher Ron Brand this weekend, the Associated Press learned Fnt The teams are to open a three-game series tonight in the er 29, pitched only 22 innings for Los Angeles last He was bothered with a sore arm and had an 0-2 craud 27 is a right-handed hitter who batted .244 last year as tiie understudy to the Astros' first-string receiver, John Bateman. I111HI1— ^^ iiiiBiiiiiiniiiiin" Yankees an dwill be out for a few days, and Baltimore's Frank Robinson, had some fluid knee and pains that just might be an ulcer. » ^ Elsewhere on the injury front Paul Casanova, the rn T rw Angeles was uimrauci , . l^ohns! who had been in a Senator, catcher sprained a FbridTt^^^ ALL-AMERICA PICKERS WRONG? played his first complete game of the spring. And Mickey Mantle, out for 10 days with a pulled hamstring, returned to the Yankee line-up as did Joe Pepitone, who had been out for a few days with shin splints. Biggest news on the playing field was Juan Marichal's first outing with San Francisco since ending his holdout. Marichal went four innings and gave up just three hits as the Giants beat California 7-5. Jim Davenport had a three-run double for the Giants. Lee Stange and Hank Fischer blanked the Orioles on three hits as Boston won 1-0. Tony Conigii- aro doubled in the winning run. Milt Pappas also turned in a strong pitching performance, allowing just three hits in eight to a 3-1 triumph over the Dodg- By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP)-The Chicago Bulls saw "red," but happily, in their National Basketball Association debut season. First off, John (Red) Kerr, tiie 6-foot 9 playing veteran of 12 pro seasons, Thursday was named NBA Coach of The Year for directing the makeshift Bulls to a 33-48 record. Also, even though the Bulls took about a *50,000 bath in red ink, it was far less than the $200,000-?250,000 operational loss 3eneral Manager Dick Klein expected in returning the game to a city known as the graveyard of pro basketball. » * * 'If we had been able to play three more playoff games, we'd have broken even," said Klein, playoffs in the 10-club circuit, but were bounced out in three straight by the St. Louis Hawks. Kerr's feat in astounding experts who predicted the Bulls —culled from castoffs of the other nine clubs — would be ucky to win 20 games, made iim a solid choice for Coach of The Year honor in an NBA ioll of 30 writers covering the The Bulls set precedent as a expansion club by gaining the this weekend should be somewhat better for area fishermen. The river is falling steadily and should bring all the affected lakes down to a good fishing level. It's reported fishing is very good in the Kentucky Lake area. Several servicemen stationed at BAFB and others also reported .fishing good at Horseshoe Lake near Hughes, Arkansas. Midway is reported in good fishing condition but no reports of catches have come in the past few days. There's also scattered reports of good fishing at various lakes in Mississippi. Gene Lomax and son, Jake and Opal Halslead, Tim Williams, Charley Stalcup and partner, Mike and Finis Hardy, Diz and Sarah Vance and several others did real Well at Big Lake this past weekend. * * * It makes a person want to cry every time he drives the eight miles up the Big Lake levee, and remembers all this used to be excellent fishing areas. About all a person sees now is hog : wallow holes, barrow pits so muddy a gar wouldn't live in- them and others so low a fish couldn't * * * Kerr, Who this week turned down the basketball coaching job at his alma mater, Illinois, captured 17 votes. Next with 11 was Kerr's coach on the former Syracuse Nats, Alex Hannum of the Philadelphia TOers, whose 68 victories set an NBA record this year. Third balloting choice with 2 was Bill Sharman of the revived Saft Francisc6 Warriors. better facilities. Many area people and ones from as f?r away as Paragould and Jones- borb enjoyed fishing Wapa- hocca and it will be quite'8 loss. * * * Elijah Wells of Blythevffls and son-in-law Ray Brown of Westover AFB , Westover, Mass., who is on leave and. Charles Wells of Vicksbufg, Miss., had two field days at Eagle .Lake near Vicksburg this week. The three caught 90 crappl* and several striped bass in about five hours one day. Another day, Elijah and Ray caught 60 crappie and some more stripers. They had pictures of their catches but they were the type of prints which, would not reproduce clearly, Some Foes At Arena If next week's professional wrestling card at Legion Arena ooks familiar, there's good rea- ion. The main event Is exactly th« same as it was Tuesday night. A winner-take-all rematch has AndretH Need* Mow Speed—Between Races ATLANTA (AP) - Mario An- ler try at qualifying for the $77, Alljrtllirt \ nt - I 1 j ,,.»_ „„ hunt f< ARE ALL-AMER/CA f/v-ivcKj TT«W.—. East College Stars Favored More good pitching came from Dick Hughes of St. Louis, who set down the New York Mets on one hit through five innings. The Cardinals scored LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The West is tall and the East is all, All-America that is, and the twain shall meet Saturday afternoon in the fifth annual, Ail- Star basketball game in Lexington. The West has a 10-man .squad which averages 1% inches in height advantage over the favored East which has six players from the first or second All- America teams this season. West coach Everett Shelton of Sacramento State said "This is going to give my youngsters a chance to prove these pickers (of All-Americas) .are wrong." Shelton will pit Western giants such as 6-foot-ll Craig Raymond of Brigham Young and 6- ot-9 Mel Daniels of New Mexi- o against an East team aver- ijng f.'oot-3%. But the East sports an over- 11 scoring average of slightly more than 22 points per game ler player. , ., „ , The East scorers include Bob Box Man Easy Winner HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (API- Nine starters, composing one of the highest priced claiming fields of the meeting, will compete today in the $4,500 feature event at Oaklawn Park. In Thursday's feature event 0. T. Hogan's Box Man scored a five-length victory over Sog gy Sam in .near record time Box Man covered the six fur longs in 1:09.1-5, only a fifth o a second off the track record to return $2.60, $2.20 and $2.20 Soggy Sam paid $2.60 and $2.40 and Jazz Crusader, a sec ond Hogan entry, finished third Three piore jockeys were grounded for five days, Hecto Viera, K. A, Gaddis and Carlo Marquez. Viera : was cited for careles riding away from the gate Gaddis and Marquez were pe nalized as the result of jam while 'battling for position in Wednesday's ninth race. Horn Turn ($6) won the first race Thursday and Prince Amber ($8.80) the second for a $40.40 daily double. Exhibition Baseball Thursday 1 * Results Boston 1, Baltimore 0 Cincinnati 3, Los Angeles 1 Kansas City 3, Houston 2 St Louis 8, New York, N, » Detroit 2, Philadelphia 1 Pittsburgh II, Washington 4 Minnesota 4, New York, A, 8 San Francisco 7, California 5 Chicago, N, 8, Cleveland 3 erage, Bob Verga of Duke at 6.0 and Ron Widby of Tennessee and Sonny Dove of St. John's with 22.3 each. Lloyd, Verga and Widby are second team All-Americas. They'll be joined by Louie Dampier of Kentucky. Jimmy Walker of Providence, playing for the East, will be ttie only first team All-America in the game. The annual game is sponsorec by the National Association o: Basketball Coaches and will be televised nationally. City Track Teams Involved Blytheviile High and Blytheville Junior High track teams are involved in meets today. ^ The senior Chickasaws are to run at Paragould. Also entered are Newport and Jonesboro. * * * The junior Papooses are due at Kennett this afternoon for time trials and for finals tonight. six times in the first inning to win 8-3. John Odom went five innings for Kansas City and gave up just three hits as the Athletics beat Houston 3-2. Jim Narthrup drove in two runs with a single in the ninth, giving Detroit a 2-1 triumph over Philadelphia. + * + The Chicago Cubs mounted a 14-hit attack and crushed Cleveland 6-2 behind Ken Holtzman who went six innings and gave up five hits. Pittsburgh also got plenty of hitting, three hits each from Donn Clendenon, Manny Mota and Bill MazerosW, and bounced Washington 11-4. Harmon KiUebrew homered for Minnesota, his sixth of the spring, as the Twins edged the New York Yankees 4-3. dretti says he doesn't believe stock car speeds have reached the danger point, and the trim little Pennsylvanian wishes he could travel a little faster between races. One of Ford's standard bearers in Sunday's Atlanta 500, Andretti also is bidding in the 12- hour endurance test at Sebring, Fla., Saturday. The Nazereth, Pa., veteran failed to win a spot in the Atlanta field in a Wednesday trial and then flew to Sebring to tune up for that race on Thursday. * * * Andretti was scheduled to return to Atlanta today for anoth- race and than go back to Sebring for the Saturday showdown. He plans to fly back early Sunday for the Atlanta 500. Cale Yarborough of Charlotte, N.C., won the pole spot when he led eight qualifiers Wednesday, and eight more berths were daimed in Thursday's trials. Leroy Yarbrough of Columbia, S.C., was knocked out of Thursday's qualifying when his 1967 Dodge, struck a fence, but :he car was not seriously damaged and he was expected to bid again today. Sawchuk Balks TORONTO (AP) — Terry Sawchuk, the only goaltender in the National Hockey League to record 100 shutouts, says he will not. play for the Toronto Maple Leafs next season. WANTED TO BUY: STOCK COWS and FEEDER CATTLE 1000 head stock eow« and MO head feeder calve* or year- linge lor Illinois rancher. Any siz« herd and no tests rsquir- Ml on cows. Highest prices paid. Call James Kent, Fann- ers .Livestock .Commission Firm, Memphis. Day phone 548-4778, Nite 379-104J. live in them. Why do we keep bringing up the Big Lake subject? Because it's a shameful situation. Especially when .so many people are seeking a little recreation and the great potential area is going to waste year after year. As far as anyone knows nothing is being done presently about the dam which was promised. Maybe the Arkansas G&F Commission would donate some of that $2 million surplus to a goo'd cause. * * * In spite of the bad overall condition, several fishermen caught limits of crappie there .the-past two weeks in a limited area. This is another thing which Irks people. For several weeks a year it's pretty good and then the rest of the year it's horible. About three feet of water would work wonders. . Seems as if the fishermen are losing ground every year. The announcement of the draining of Wapanocca was a- nolher setback of efforts by area sportsment to obtain rt wiiiiici'ieiiweui iviiiun-" .*;"•• been ordered between the Ejlue Infernos and their foes Bowiiy Red Roberts and Billy Wicks. The opener has Bobby Whitlock against Jerry Dean. Buddy Chandler of Blyttievilla is referee. Pott on Top GREENSBORO, N.C.- (AP) — You have to drop all the way down to 53rd place in the latest money list to find the name of Johnny Pott, the leader going into today's second round of the Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament. The 31-year-old, one-time No. 1 player on Hie Louisiana State jolf team shot his best round o! :he year Thursday, a six-under- par 65. Cliff Clips Indian MEXICO CITY (AP) -.CM Richey of San Angelo, Tex., defeated Premjit Lajal of India 63, 8-3 and Marty Reissen o{ Evanston, 111., beat Luis -Garcia of Mexico 6-2, 7-5 Thursday as they advanced to the semifinals of the Mexican Intern* tional Tennis Tournament. W. A. Liggett, West Memphis, plays Tigerino, wins at his Esso Station! ATTENTION WHEAT FARMERS! FOR SALE '63 CHEVROLET 2 ton, V8, 2 speed axle, 63 trail mobile trailer, 36' tandem with grain bed and cattle sides. This truck equipped with air brakes, excellent tires, and it is in tip top condition. 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