The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 7, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 7, 1967
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Bly&'itvltlt (Ark.) C6urler Newi - Friday, AprU 7, HCT • PM» !ft» Fishing Report WAPANOCCA -still fishable. Fair to good crappie. / HARRY'S DOCK at Marion 1 — Small to medium crappie. GRENADA — Some big Crappie caught this week. BIG LAKE — Some crappie being caught. DANNER — Crappie (air. KENTUCKY LAKE - The crappie are reported from fair to good. BRANDYWYNE - Ns report. RIVER STAGE AT MEMPHIS — 18 feet. Fall 0.3 today, rise 0.3 Saturday and rise 0.6 Sunday. Shield of Valor Defeats Greek HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP)Jet Charger and James Shot head a field of seven in the §5,000 feature race at Oaklawn Park today. Posing the greatest threat to the James Russo entry in the six-furlong event is 0. W. Cax's Gypsy Ben, who won five straight events here last year. Gypsy Ben has not won during this meeting although he has been close while racing against the track's best this season. He drew top weight of 118 pounds, two more than Jet Charger and five more than James Shot. * * * In Thursday's feature race, Van Berg's Shield of Valor came streaking through the season with Vancouver in the stretch to defeat Greek Castle over the six-furlong test in 1:10 2-5. Shield of Valor returned $6.80. $2.80 and $2.20. Greek Castle paid $2.60 and $2.20 and Abba Salamah showed for $2.60. Olen Sledge's Miss Twist ($13.80). and ter's Lord Monzon King Gus Plas($10) won the first and second races Thursday for a double. $221.40 daiiy piniiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiaDiiiniiH J.W. Seymour Given Top Job at Osceola J.W. Seymour, head of the Oscedla Junior High »thl*tic program, has been named head football coach of the Osceola j senior Seminoles. I I "We thought this was a good time to move him up," = i Ben. F. Butler, president of the school board, told the Courier s \ News this morning. "We like to give th« job to someone in | ! the organization if we feel he can do the job. j \ "J.W. did an excellent job for us." f I * * * t \ Seymour, a graduate of Shawnee High and Arkansas g ! State, has only been in the Osceola organization one year. | \ He coached Blytheville's seventh graders three years. | I Seymour replaces Howard Cissetl who signed to coach at | \ DeWitt. I \ The Osceola senior and junior teams both won their eon- s j ference football championships last autumn. 1 iniuiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiDiiiHiiiiiiiiiiinniiNiiiiiiinininiiiiniiiiiniiiiinniiinHniniiiHin "i" 11 ™ "»»»• Estrada May Move Up Cards Help Chuck By ED SCHUYLER JR Associated Press Sports Writer Chuck Estrada was perfect— and that might be just good enough to get him back into the major leagues. The veteran right-hander retired all 12 men he faced Thursday night in the New York Mets' 2-1 10-inning victory over St. Louis at St. Petersburg, Fla. Estrada, listed on the roster »f the Mets' Williamsport farm club in the Eastern League, most likely will move up to the parent club on the basis ef his fine showing. * * * The former member of the Baltimore Orioles and Chicago Cubs, who spent most of last Pacific Coast League, didn't pitch this spring until two weeks ago because of a blister on his index finger. The Mets obtained him from Vancouver for about $20,000. Estrada get the victory when Jerry Grote doubled home Jerry Buchek in the bottom of the 10th. Don Cardwell pitched the first six inmgs for New York, giving up three hits and striking out six. Bob Gibson yielded one run. five hits and struck out eight in going seven innings for (St. Louis. * * * Woody Held's two-run double capped a three-run lOth-inning burst as Baltimore beat Minnesota 6-3 in a night game at HB in fhe Army TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Don Moore, former University of Washington football jialfback, has started a two-year hitch in the Army. PR Men to Meer NEW YORK (AP) - The public relations directors of the National Football League will hold their annual meeting at New Orleans April 18-21. Orlando, Fla., and the Chicago Cubs whipped the Chicago White Sox 84 under the lights at Arlington, Tex. In day games, Washington outfumbled the New York Yankees but still won 5-2; California edged San Francisco 1-0; Atlanta slugged Houston 9-2; Boston topped Detroit 4-1; Kansas City trounced Philadelphia 11-3 and Cleveland routed Cincinnati 114. Larry Haney hit a two-run homer and Frank Robinson connected with the bases empty for Baltimore. Bob Allison doubled in two runs for Minnesota. The Cubs got five runs in the fourth, including two on a single by pitcher Ken Holtzman, in beating their city rival. * * * Washington's Joe Coleman pitched five hitless innings before giving up a run in the sixth in the Senators' victory over the Yankees at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Washington committed five errors and the Yankees three, including first baseman Mickey's Mantle's first of the spring. George Brunei and Bill Kelso combined to shut out San Francisco for the Angels at Fresno, Calif. Jose Cardenal's sacrifice fly in the sixth drove in the game's only run. Eddie Mathews' two-run, homer in the sixth sparked Houston past Los Angeles at Wichita, Kan. Rusty Staub followed Mathews' homer with one of his own. Both blows came off Don Drysdale. * * * Boston scored three times in the sixth — twice on Tony Conigliaro's double and once on George Scott's single in beating Detroit at Lakeland, Fla. Willie Horton suffered a severe strain of his left calf muscle while running out a single which drove in Detroit's only run. He will be sidelined for 12 days. Ed Charles hit a three-run homer in the third for Kansas City, which also scored six runs in the sixth against Philadelphia at.Bradenton, Fla. 'S© Many Games Were Thrown Away . . / loser' Good Bet for 20 Wins By AL CARTWHIGHT CLEARWATER, Fla. - (NBA) — Is Dick Ellsworth a loser? Majors and minors, he has been pitching for nine years —he is only 27—and he has hpd a losing record every season hut one. That one season, he went to the other extreme. He. was a fantastic winner in 1963 for the seventh-place Chicago Cubs with 22 victories to join Koufax, Marichal, Spahti and Jim Maloney as the National League's 20-game winners. * * * The year before, he lost 20. So, .at'.the age of 23, .he was voted the National League comeback player of the year. The year after ' his big one, he lost 18. Then he lost 15. Last year, there was another 22 after his name—only this time it was in the loss column, and it led the league,'and the Cubs traded him for Ray Culp. Richie Ashburn, the Phils' radio-TV tonsil, almost bristles when you mention Ellsworth and defeats. "Listen, I played for ths Cubs for two years, and Walter Johnson couldn't win for them," said the retired cen- terfielder. "Dick Ellsworth, can pitch, and I predict he'll be a big winner for the Phils. I am his No. 1 fan." * * * Larry Jackson, another ex- Cub who is now reunited with Ellsworth, agrees with Ashburn. "Ellsworth easily could win 20 with the Phillies," said Jackson, who might do that himself. "He was saddled with some pretty awful clubs in Chicago." So the next fellow to.con- sult is Ellsworth himself. He is a serious, soft-of- speech Californian who, without getting testy or emotional about it, believes his record is not indicative of his ability. "Last year was a good example," be said. "I was 8-22. There is no way in the world I could be that bad, to lose so often. It was a rough year for the Cubs, the worst yet. They threw games away with fundamental mistakes, and the pitch- Ing, the fielding and the hitting rarely got together and we spent the whole year in last place. I'm not saying I didn't lose some all by myself, but there were so many games thrown away i, * * * There is an old saying that t pitcher has to be pretty good to lose that many times, because otherwise they wouldn't use him so much. Leo Duroeher went to the well with Ellsworth as often as he could. "People ask me how it was playing for Leo," Ellsworth said. "All I can say is that he gave me the ball every fourth day, which suited me. He's not a tough guy to play for, if you do the job." With the Cubs, you do things like pitch a one-hitter and lose. It happened to Ellsworth against the Dodgers in 1965. He had a no- hitter for seven Innings. The first two batters in the eighth were safe on errors and then a pinch hitter, Al Ferrara; homered for the Dodgers' only hit. Los Angeles 3, Chicago 1. You first heard of Ellsworth when the Cubs signed him out of Fresno (Calif.) High School in 1958. Five days later, he pitched a four-hit, 1-0 victory against the Chicago Whit* Sox in a charity exhibition before 22,000. "I didn't know if I was going to pitch until I got to the park," Dick »aid. "I was as scared as I could be. I remember Jim Landii leading off for the Sox. My first pitch went over Landis and the catcher and up against the grandstand screen. All the White Sox started reaching for helmets. All I had was * fast ball. I just wound up and threw it. Nellie Fox had two of the four hits." Nine years later, Ellsworth is a Phillie. The consensus in their camp is tht only loser in ttw deal li tin Chicago club. CUOZZO'S REAL TEACHER Berry Preps Gary By DAVE BURGIN MEMPHIS - (NBA) Gary Cuozzo thinks of his four years of watching Johnny Unitas from the Baltimore bench more lik« twice that long. Raymond Berry saw to that. "All winter, with all the trade rumors flying around, people kept asking questions about Unitas, what I REALLY learned from him, what he was REALLY like," Cuozzo said. "Now that I've been traded, I suppose I can say things I couldn't say three months ago. "Well, since about everybody wants me to give credit to somebody, I think I have to give more to Ray Beny than to John or Don Shula." * * * Berry, it seems, made Cuozzo miserable. He made those four years of being the National Football League's "best second-string quarterback" seem like "Ray was my roommate," said Cuozzo, now with the NFL new expansion club, the New Orleans Saints. "This guy was unbelievable. There's no individual in football anywhere who prepares for a game like he does. For him, watching game films from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., without lunch, is nothing. "If I didn't go with him, he wouldn't understand it. I had to go to keep peace in the room. You think I'm kidding? No, I even got hooked." * * * Once Berry confided to Cuozzo that he was glad they were roommates, because it gave Berry the chance to see football through a quarterback's eyes. "At first I thought he was joking," said Cuozzo, 25, whom New Orleans coach Tom Fears has told to start getting ready now, not when practice opens July 3. "Later, I began to take Ray's remark as a compliment. You know, it was about then, midway thrftugh the 1965 season that I went to coach SHula and told him I wouldn't mind being Wrestling Ref Changes Mind HAYTI — Hillbillies Rip and Chuck defeated Blue Inferno No. 3 and Alex Perez in the main event tag team match here last night but it . took a reversal I from referee Woody Burnett to pull it off. Woody changed his mind when the fans threatened a riot. Apparently everyone in the house but Woody saw Perez pin Chuck illegally in the third and deciding fall. Perez did the same thing in the second fall. Rip took care of Inferno No. 3 in the first fall with a'possum stretcher. Lou Garcia won the first match, taking the first fall with a reverse rocking chair and the third with a Boston crab. Chuck Richerdson. was the victim. Chuck won the second fall with a press, using the rope for leverage. . .. . A turn-away crowd wag present. Midget P-Wee Time to Sign Registration of players far the YMCA Midget and Pee Wee baseball leagues is scheduled] to get underway April 10. Pee Wee teams are Jets, Frogs, Warriors, Hornets, Roosters, and Redskins. Any boy who is 8 years old by June 1 and who is under 10 by June 1 is eligible to sign up. Midget teams are Hawks, Orioles, Falcons, Jaguars, Twins and Burdette. To be eligible for this league players must bt 10 by June 1, and under 13 years of age by January 1. 1 s * 7 Registration blanks art avail' able at tht YMCA. Named Beacons BOSTON CAP)' - Boston's entry in the new National Professional Soccer League officially was named today the Beacons. Torch It Out MEXICO Cm (AP) - the 1908 Olympic GamM torch will not b« carried to other Wetttrn Hemisphere countries u planned bteaust of "last minutt tinicBciai," ttw org»ni*in| eoraaittM «W Thursday. By ED SHEARER FAYETTEV1LLE, Ark. (AP) —Arkansas tackle Loyd Philips said today that he has not sighed a contract with the Chicago Bears of the National [football League. Phillips, the only two-time All-America in Razorback his- ory, termed as "just a big misunderstanding" Thursday's report that he had signed three-year, no-cut contract in excess of $100,000. Orvilte Henry, sports editor of The Arkansas Gazette, quoted Phillips in his column Thursday as saying the Bears Gary Cuozzo traded." * * * The point of the story, Cuozzo said, was that Berry taught him the one thing a quarterback needs most — confidence. "I'm sure I've got it. If I didn't have, I don't think I would ever have gone to Carroll Rosenbloom and Don Shula to tell him I wanted to be traded." "There's one more thing. It's easy to watch a great quarterback like Unitas, and quite another to know What he's doing and why. "Ray would explain it ail, or I'd ask John something and then I'd take the answer to Ray and we'd hash it out, usually In a few hours of movie-watching. "The most important thing I learned working with Ray and behind John was that every play a quarterback calls must be for a reason. Ray, he's so well-prepared that he knows reasons behind practically every conceivable play in pro football. "Preparation is so much ... it reduces execution down to rote— almost. Tom Fears is sending me a play book soon. I plan to know it cold by July 3." * * * Cuozzo and his pretty wife, Peggy, recently bought a new house here. He attends dental school at the Memphis branch of the University of Tennessee, has three spring semesters to go to finish up. "Yeah, I'd like to work on Berry's teeth some day," CuOzzo said, chuckling, as If wondering whether Berry might first ask for an exchange of dental films. It's a Mess, Soys Loyd; '/ Like Chicago' asked him to go to Chicago to lit was apparently a mlsumtoih, lien | standing regarding the quctt" "l" went there once, and 7 J that he did not like Chicago. didn't like it," Phillips was I * * * , quoted as saying. "I'd give any-1 George (Mugay) Halas Jr., thing if they hadn't drafted|president ofe Bears - saM me." "' * Thursday that Phillips' iigning was news to him. Phillips was Chicago's No. ;i Press today (Siat "I haven't! draft choice, being selected got anything to say right now. 110th in the first round of thi. Tit. ;,,r.t a h\n rmounriaratflnH. first pnmhined NFL and Amen- Phillips told The Associated It's just a big misunderstanding. I have noi signed." "I like Chicago," "Boy, it's a mess.' he said. The mess Phillips referred to was the situation that developed around the report. 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