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llythevffli (Ark.) Courier News- Friday, April M, VH - P«ff PALMER HAS NO FRANCHISE ON 'CHARGE' GOLF Brewer Win: a Triumph for Offense By MURRAY OLD&RMAN AUGUSTA, Gi. - (NBA) - It's nice to konw that Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Inc., successful at everything from putting a shirt on a man's back to tapping the bal! in the tup, doesn't have an exclusive franchise on "the charge." Gay Brewer's closing 87 to win the Masters was in the best traditior. of a vintage Palmer finish—except that it wouldn't have sounded the same if the galleries had exhorted, "go get 'im Gay." Gay's bold, driving charge to the top brought out a schism in the ranks of professional golf that the boys were talking about in the clubhouse at the Masters over the weekend. # * « There are offensive and defensive tour golfers, and the designation has nothing to do with underarm deodorants. It's a stylistic thing, generated from the basic philosophy of the play- «r. '•Some players," explained Jack Cupit, "don't know how io play anything but an attacking game. H the pin's on the right of the green, Arnold Palmer will hook the ball out over the water hoping to bring it in. He doesn't know any other way. He's an offensive player all the way, always going for the flag. "On the other hand, some- MASTERS CHAMP — Gay Brewer, who has a hot hand on the pro golf tour, belongs to the "offensive" school of golfers who charge the flag on every shot. When you're winning, some pros say, you're always on offense. one like Phil Rodgers Is defensive. He'll draw the ball in toward the green from the left, playing control golf." * * * Brewer belongs to the "offensive" crowd. He goes for the flag on every shot, not matter what his situation on the fairway. Evidence of of that was his bold wood shot on the 15th hole of the final round when he was protecting a one-stroke lead. The ball skipped right over the green and onto the fringe on the far side. Only a fine putt retrieved his ihargia fiver pursuer Bobby Nichols. Brewer's putting style is offensive, too. "It's the only way he knows h6w to play," noted Cupit. There's no shil- ly-shallying for Gay, standing over the ball and letting the jitters gather. He simply steps up and bangs it. Whatever care is exercised comes in measuring and analyzing the lie of the putt. The offensive brigade includes, besides Palmer and Brewer, such distingushed citizens as Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus and such young chargers as George Archer and Raymond Floyd. + * » The defense numbers such eminent names as Rodgers, Cupit, Al Geiberger ("the most successful of the purely defensive players," said Cupit) Dave Marr, Frank Beard, Art Wall and, on occasion, Billy Casper. Casper, like Julius Boros and Doug Sanders, manages to straddle the line between offensive and defensive play, depending on the situation and the way they happen to be playing at the moment. Cupit, who used to be a long hooker off the tee, explained how a man can be converted: "For two months last spring, I was hooking myself right out of tournaments. I missed the money seven times in a row, and I got desperate. I had to do something, so I shanger my game from left to right." Aces Jammed at Vegas; Claimers Doing OK in NC 'Scared' Perry Pitches Shutout Who's Afraid of Hank Aaron? By RON RAPOPORT Associated Pre«s Sports Writer Gaylord Perry was seared of one batter, but it looks as if Na• tional League hitters may be spending another season worrying about Gaylord Perry. A 21-game winner last season, the San Francisco pitcher allowed Atlanta just four hits in " his 1967 debut Thursday night as the Giants rode homers by Willie Mays and Willie McCovey to a 2-0 triumph over the Braves. Perry didn't pitch more than seven innings at a stretch during the exhibition season and when the ninth inning rolled around Thursday, the tall right- hander found himself with a man on base and the tying run at the piate. The tying run's name was Hank Aaron. "I was scared to death when Hank came up," Perry related later in the dressing room. 'He's the toughest out In the eague." But Aaron became Perry's fourth strikeout victim and two fly balls later the game was >ver. Mays' home run, the 543rd of lis career, came in the first inning off Tony Cloninger, who iso gave up McCovey's shot in he third and took the defeat. The game aas Atlanta's home ipener'and was played before At Austin Travs in Tex For Opener By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Headlined by a clash of the pennant winner and the playoff winner — Arkansas and Austin — the Texas League launches its 140-game schedule tonight. Arkansas goes to Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth to Amarillo and Albuquerque to El Paso in the opening games. Austin anticipates probably its biggest start attendance wise with 10,000 tickets already sold. They can be used either Friday or Saturday nights and officials think there will be more 3,000 out for tht opener. President Hugh Finnerty expressed optimism as the league prepared to open the season. He is forecasting over 700,000 attendance. Three new managers make their debuts - Duke Snider, the former Brooklyn Dodgers outfield star, at Albuquerque; J» Jo White, former major leaguer, at Dallas-Fort Worth, and Rocky Bridges, also a big league ex, at El Paso. Vern Rapp, who piloted Ar kansas to first place in the regular season, return* to the Travelers. Buddy Haneken is back with Amarillo and Hubb Kittle, who sent Austin to the playoff title, again li directing the Braves. Austin will ttart Jim Britten, a righthander who h«d • M record with Richmond tat «••• son, while Arkwui «ee§ with Jet DiFable, IM with <Mu JUpMi, tin • Wilt, Rick, Oscar Elgin and Jerry NEW YORK (AP) — Wilt Jhamberlain of Philadelphia and Rick Barry of San Francisco were the only members of :he teams which will play for the National Basketball Association championship to be named on the NBA All-Star first ;eam Thursday. Oscar Robinson of Cincinnati and Elgin Baylor and Jerry West of Los Angeles completed the first five. PHILADELPHIA (AP) - The offensively powerful Philadelphia 76ers will need their finest defense here tonight against the San Francisco Warriors in the first game of a best-of-seven series to determine the National Basketball Association cham- pionhip. The high-scoring Western Division champs eliminated Los Angeles 3-0 and St. Louis 4-2 in their division playoffs. The Warriors averaged 126.2 points against the 76ers during the regular season and tallied a massive 145 to win their last meeting by 14 points. The 76ers, for their part, showed a tremendous defensive effort in silencing the big guns of the Boston Celtics, ending the perrenial champions' reign by a 4-1 landslide in th« Eastern playoffs. MlimmilSilllltlllMlllimnilBIMIllllMllllCllDffllHJ Cage Pros JillllllHlllllilllllilillllllilllSliiliiliililliaillliiliiliil'liiliffllBlffli National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Playoff Finali Thursday's Remits No games scheduled Today'* Gama San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1st game of best-of-7 series 33,225 fans. Elsewhere in the National League, Cincinnati edged Houston 5-4 and New York nipped Pittsburgh 3-2. Philadelphia at Chicago and Los Angeles at St. Louis were rained out. * * 4 Deroa Johnson's three runs batted in, two coming on a home run in the fifth inning, provided the Reds with their margin of victory. Milt Pappas, with relief help from Gerry Arigo and Ted Abernathy, was he winning pitcher. iiiiiiniiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiii'i Thurs. *'s illliiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiinniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillllllliiniiiiiliiiiiiiiililiiiiliiili 1 BATTING—Frank Robinson, Orioles, hit his first two home runs of the season in the first and third inning for a 2-0 lead that started Baltimore to a 7-1 victory over Minnesota. PITCHING—Gaylord Perry, liants, hurled a four-hitter, striking out four and walking one, as he blanked Atlanta 2-0. Races at Stuttgart STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) The Grand Prairie Grand Friz, scheduled her* April 12-23, has drawn entries from 11 states so far. The iportt ear r*ce» are held at the municipal airport here and about US cart are expected Ie Tony Perez' homer in the 'ourth inning off loser Dave Gi usti broke a 1-1 tie and set th stage for Johnson's big blast Eddie Mathews and Bob Aspromonte drove in runs for Housto in the sixth and Jim Landis dou bled in another score in the sev enth, driving Pappas from th inound. * * * Chuck Hiller's pinch double i the eighth inning drove in th winning run for the Mets. Jerr Buchek started the inning wit a single and moved to second o Jerry Grote's sacrifice. Hille then doubled to center off Ver Law, who previously had beate the Mets seven straight times. Maury Wills and Robert Clemente drove in the Pirates runs with singles off rookie Ne York pitcher Tom Seaver Chuck Estrada relieved Seave in a tight situation in the sixth with one out and two on, but g out of it by getting Clemente t hit into a double play with th bases loaded. Gives Win to Hillbillies HAYTI — Promoter Eddie Freeman declared the Scuf- flin' Hillbillies Rip and Chuck winners over the Blue Infernos in the pro wrestling main event here last night. He overruled the decision of referee Woody Burnett. There was a lot of confusion in and out of the ring, Including four falls in the three-fall match. In the opener, Lou Garcia won over Inferno No. 3 in three falls—also on disqualification. Referee Danny Dusek made the decision in this one when the Inferno started slapping him around. Burrell B. Fair, West Memphis, won $500 with a ticket like this at Leggett's Esso, West Memphis In golfer's jarlance, that means he learned to fads almost all of his shots. A fade is a controlled slice, not to be confused with the ball- ih-the-woods screamers hit to the right of the tee by weekend hackers. Ben Hogan, who started out as one of the long ball hitters in golf, but specialized in duck hooks that got him in trouble, became a great golfers after 10 years on the lour by fading the ball. * * . * "You sacrifice distance for accuracy," .continued Cupit. "It's tough sometimes not to go for the extra 20 yards when you know how you can do it. But since ,1 made the switch to control- lad defensive golf last July, I've made $60,000 In official money. So I'm not about to change, even when I come to a tournament like the Masters, which is on a hooker's course (the majority of the doglegs are to the left). My style is determined by my lack of capital." * + * Frank Beard, also defensive, was more succinct in his appraisal ot offensive and defensive players. "When you lose," he said, "your're defensive. The winners are offensive. They can afford to be." With Brewer's success, In this platoon phase of golf, the offense is way ahead of the defense. A Line About — WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — leorge Lowe, putting instructor to many golf greats, surveyed he Scoreboard at the Azalea Open Golf Tournament and, orrowing a race track expres- ion, allowed as how the 'claimers" were putting on a <ood race. The "stake horses" were out n Las Vegas, Nev., for the $100,00 Tournament of Champions, eaving the ?35,000 Azalea purse or the lean and hungry swingers to scramble for. And one of the leanest and hungriest of the lot, Larry Mowry, was the one-stroke leader as the second round of the four-day 9th annual coastal North Carolina fixture began today. Mowry, 30, no stranger to the our since turning professional :0 years ago, is still looking for his first victory. He started briskly Thursday with a 65, seven under par, Fashioned on eight birdies, five in a row, and one bogey. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) Fourteen golf professionals, including some fellows named Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and new Masters champion Gaj Brewer, were jammed within a spread of five strokes as play resumed today in the secom round of the $100,000 Tourna ment of Champions. Ambitious Frank Beard o: Louisville, Ky., who wrapped tut a six-under-par 65 Thursday ed the fied, but his margin was enuous at this stage, with 54 wles to go. Beard's 65 established a com letitive course record. This is ,ot too significant, however, lecause this is the first time a major tournament has ever ieen played on the Stardust course, aside from the Ladies PGA. For the past 14 years, the Tournament of Champions had ieen played at the neighboring Jesert Inn Country Club, a onger par-72 affair. Two strokes back of the 27 year-old Beard were Doug San ders, Don January and Brewer Three shots away at 68 were Palmer, Nicklaus, Bobb; Nichols, Dan Sikes and Georgi Archer. Thursday's Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRES PORTLAND, Maine - Georg ie Johnson, 162, Trenton, N.J outpointed Bobby Warthem 157, Buffalo, N.Y., 10. LOS ANGELES — Hedgemo Lewis, 145, Detroit, knocked ou Mel Fields, 150, Phoenix, Ariz 3; Jesus Pimentel, 122, Mexici knocked out Marciano Rival 124, Mexico, 4. SeMo Rifle Team in Matches CARUTHERSVILLE - One girl and three boys are scheduled to represent the Rotary Junior Rifle Club of Caruthersville at the national junior championship rifle matches Sunday in Enid, Okla. The boys are Danny Barnes and Bobby Stone of Caruthersville and team captain Richard Kaiser from Steele. The girl is Terri Thompson of Steele. Terri plans to take part in the girls' category as well as the boys' events. The team Is io fire In a warm- up match tonight. * * * More than 20 teams and 100 riflemen under the age of 19 are expected to take part. Last year the Rotary-sponsored rifle team from Ca'ruth- Play Tigermo of your Esso Station —w'tt instant cosh sp to $m HUMBLE (Isso) RETREAD THOSE SMOOTH TIRES TODAY John Burnett, Owner TRUCK TIRES Full Range of Sizes •«*»»»•«• BURNETT'S Royal Tlr« Service South Highway SI Phom PO 8-8662 ^•JOOBLTS nfMIRMAN'S IWra$|^*_ bdl tut, "Mb Wfc " CAllNDAt Fl* lilt lilt" FOR THI WEEK APRIL 16 THRU 23 SUN 16 S;32 PM MOM 17 6:29 PM TUE 18 7:2< PM WED 19 8:18 PM THU 20 9:10 PM FRl 21 10:01 PM SAT 22 10:53 PM SUN 23 PM All tlm« is given In C«nli»l Stand«rd t!m«. Add one hour tor tne Eistern time ion«; subtract one hour (or Rocky Mountain time; two hours for Pacific timt. In localities using daylight saving time, taa ont hour to tlm« found above. Copyright 1967 Blacker the Fish — Better thg Day for Fishing HUNTING and FISHING k Open the Gate, Richard! Small and medium. That seems to be the way most of the fish are running this week. Most fishermen are still catching plenty of fish but are not having a lot of luck finding the larger ones. It's about the usual situation with the river rising, fal- ing, rising and then falling again. When the water settles, it's likely the fish will also settle and we can expect some better catches. There's been no indication of the fish moving into the hanks to spawn due to the untseady situation •and the cool spells which have kept the water temperature down. Maybe we are just trying to rush the spawning season. * * * Gerald Reagan and A. L. Richardson caught the limit each at Dailey's Dock near Marion. Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Lum caught a limit at Midway near Hughes. James Vance also caught a limit of erappie there. Some of the Wapanocca diehards are still fishing the lake and reported catching a good many erappie. It's been the favorite fishing spot of Albert and May Burks for a good many years. Harry's Boat Dock near Marion, is still a favorite fishing place for Blytheville area people. Eiigeno and Cecil Bunn, Russell and D. C. Eubanks and Wayne Taylor caught limits of medium crappie there this past week. Brandywyne is clear but not at a good fishing stage yet. Fishing there should improve as the water drops. Tulot is reported clear but still a mite high. * * * Lucius Lendennie, a plumber, said someone cleaned his plow at the Luxora landing this week. He was fishing the Jew Hole and when he return- to his truck, a good many of his tools and a spare tire wera missing. * * * A couple of fishermen reported the gate at the levee near Long Lake was locked and they could not gain en-. trance to the lake. They said they were under the impression the gate was on a public road and should not be locked to the public. Long Lake is located southeast of BIythevilel and near the Clear Lake farms. Leachville Bats Rack OG ersville placed second in th non-military division of the na ional sectional championshi matches at Nashville, Tenn. Th Missouri team placed in the top 300 of more than 800 clubs across the nation. LEACHVlLLE-Charles Bowlin's Leachville High baseball Lions spanker Oak Grove 9-1 here yesterday, weding the game in before the rain hit. All 1 Lions hit safely as they stacked 15 hits in'the seven-inning battle. Jimmy Ladd, winning pitcher, allowed six hits and three walks while striking out 12. Ladd, Ronnie Keith, Jimmy Middleton, Joe Sharp, Allen Fortenberry and Ron Widner slammed two hits each. Today's game with Green County Tech has been postponed because of wet grounds. Next scheduled action for the undefeated Leachville boys Is against Rector here Thursday of next week. 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