The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 25, 1967 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 25, 1967
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«yft«vffl« (Ark.) Courier Ktw§ - Tutsdty, April », MOT - P«g« Ntei Wrestling at Arena Handicap Duel Promoter Herb Welch was prepared tb accept the challenge of Tim Tyler at Legion Arena last week but apparently Tyler wasn't prepared to carry it through. Welch as a wrestler had met Tyler in the ring in Jonesboro several months ago and Tyler came out of it with a broken arm. Herb admitted he broke it. * * * Finally back in action again, Tyler hurled a challenge at Welch from Tulsa that he would be in Blytheville last Tuesday night to fight him. The bout was not scheduled and Tyler was not paid to show up but he appeared anyway. Tyler presented the chal- • lenge in person and the two wrestlers stripped to the waist but the challenger for some reason left the ring and 1 nothing erupted. "It just goes to show he hasn't got any confidence in himself," said Welch. * * * However, Tyler did challenge Welch to a regular match tonight but on "Tyler's terms." That is, no holds barred, no disqualification. "I don't know what he's got in mind, but I'll go a- Jong with him," Herb stated. The promoter-wrestler is so confident, he has agreed to beat Tyler three times in 30 mintes. "If I don't do it," Welch said, "I lose the match. But I think I can," The wrestlers are allowed a five-minute rest between each fall. * * * There's more on tonight's card, of course. The windup is a team match, with ad hour time limit, beshrf-tliree. The suspension on the Infernos has been lifted for this one. They're booked against Eric von Broner and Luis Garcia. . First match at 8:15. General admission tickets for adults cost $1. Fans desiring to sit in the reserved, ringside section, may do so with the purchase of an extra, 50-cent ticket inside the Arena. Fans of referee Buddy Chandler are in for a rough night. Woody Burnett is listed as ref. * * * The referee at the bouts in Memphis last night heard his share of hooting as the Blue Infernos pulled a fast switch and pinned Jackie Fargo in the third fall of the lag team main event. Jackie, his partner Herb Welch and the cash patrons were burned up about it but Bob Arnold's decision stood. In other action at Memphis: Tim Tyler topped Ted Fortune; Luis Garcia beat Billy Sky; the Great Yamaha whipped Joe Vegas; and Emma Wright decisioned Carmen Mygee, The bouts were held at the Auditorium in Cliff City. Gets Rich on Tee Shots DALLAS (AP)-Miller Barber won $505 in the Greater Dallas Open Golf Tournament Monday by tying for 34th place. But the former Air Force lieutenant, who has been on the PGA tour for more than eight years, did eight times belter than that with a hole-in-one, He received a Mercury Cougar, valued at $4,000 for the feat. Barber has been cashing in on the aces, five of which he has shot in his career. One at Seattle paid him $1,000. * * * He came closest to one in the picked up $15,000. He was only Buick Open at Flint, Mich., and about three feet away from the cup. Another thing that has added to his income: At Pecan Valley Country Club course at San Antonio, which he represents on the tour, Barber fired a course record 65 in the 1964 Texas PGA. The owner of the course, E. J. Burke Jr., put $6,500 in a savings account to go to the golfer breaking Barber's record. But while they're trying — with Barber in the field too — Barber gets the interest off the savings account. He already has receive about $500 from that source. Yancey's a Gambler; Fires His Caddie By HAROLD V. RATLIFF , Associated Press Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) - Bert Yancey had an important decision to make at the 14th hole of the 6,777-yard Oak Cliff Country Club course. He was among the trees, with a downhill lie and he had to make up his mind whether he wanted to play safe and pilch out onto Ihe fairway or shoot through an eight-foot opening. "I thought I was behind and I figured I had to make a birdie or Jose the tournament," said the young man from Philadelphia, "so I went for it—I shot through those trees, enly touching a lew leaves." * * * Actually Yancey wasn't behind — he was tied with Bob Goalby, who had bogeyed the hole. Yancey's birdie—with a 20- foot putt—put him in the lead to stay. He swung down the strelch lo a one-over-par 71, 274 for 72 holes and $20,000 as champion of the $100,000 Greater Dallas Open. HERE TONIGHT STATE ACE — Gary Wallace is the slate's leading prep broad jumper. His best competitive mark to date is 22'4 although he has cleared 23'. Gary is a senior at Wilson. (Courier News Photo) MAJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS NATIOAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB 10 3 7 3 Cincinnati ...: St. Louis Phila'phia .... Atlanta ...... Chicago Los Angeles ... Pittsburgh ... New York ... San Francisco Houston .769 .700 7 3 5 4 5 4 .4 6 3 5 4 7 3 7 3 9 .700 .556 .556 .400 .375 4V 2 .364 5 .300 5>/ 2 .250 6>/ 2 Monday's Results Cincinnati 3, Houston 1 Los Angeles 6, St. Louis 5, 13 innings Pittsburgh at Chicago, cold Only games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N New York at Chicoga St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco, Wednesday's Gair-ss Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N New York at Chicago St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco He finished a stroke ahead of Roberto de Vicenzo,. the 1966 Dallas Open champion who made a gallant bid for a repeat with a two-under-par 68, and Kermit Zarley, who-also could manage only a 71 on the final round. They Wound up with 275 and won $9,750 apiece. The PGA golf tour moved on to San Antonio for the Texas Open today with the top three Dallas finishers in the field. * * * It also had Yancey In sixth place among the money-winners with $40,727.27. He moved up from 10th with his victory here —his first tournament triumph of the year. Yancey will have a new caddie at San Anlonio, it was indicated after - the tournament Monday when he paid his bag- packer $500 and then fired him with the explanation that "he didn't help me." The caddie contended that he should have been given $1,000 under a rule that allows a golfer to give up to 10 per cent to his caddie. Quick Upset in North-South PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) Favorites had cause to be uneasy today as the second round ofh Men's North and Sout Amateur Golf Tournament unfolded on the 7,000-yard, par 72 .No. 2 course of the Pinehurst Country Club. First-round play Monday produced only one mapor upset but it was a whopper, a possible harbinger of things to come. Jay Baumgardner, one of the more obscure players in tho 128- man starting field from 28 states and Canada, knocked off Ward Wettlaufer, the defending champion from Atlanta, in a 20- hole match, Baumgardner, four down after 10 holes, birdled four of six thereafter to get even, then won on itie second extra hole. The 32-year-old Bristol, Term., insurance man, who never had been ahead, won the match with a four, thanks to a marvelous chip shot and Wettlaufer's drive deep into woods. Baumgardner never has won anything more than a club invitation tournament. In other tint-round matches, the four-man Walker Cup team entry remained Intact and lix former North and South champions won. Li'l Tryouts Blytheville Little League bait- ball tryowls are lo be held to- nlght'i Mltlon was rained out. night-weather permfttii)|. Lint AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB California .... 7 5 .583 New York .... 5 4 .556 Detroit 6 5 .545 Chicago 6 5 .545 Baltimore .... 6 5 .545 Boston 5 5 .500 Kansas City .... 5 6 .455 Minnesota .... 4 5 .444 Wash'n ...... 4 6 .400 Cleveland .... 4 6 .400 Monday's Results Boston 7, Washington 4 Only game scheduled Today's Games Kansas City at Detroit, N Minnesota at Cleveland, N Boston at Washington, N California at Baltimore, N Chicago at New York Wednesday's Game: Kansas City at Detroit, .N Minnesota at Cleveland, N Boston at Washington, N California-at Baltimore, N Chicago at New York MINORS— TEXAS LEAGUE W. L. Pet. GB I 1 / Amarillo 7 2 .778 El Paso 6 4 .600 Austin 5 5 .500 2« ARKANSAS.... 5 5 .500 2V Albuquerque ..47 .364 4 Wallas-FW .... 3 7 .300 4V Monday's Results Dallas-Fort Worth 4, El Pas 3,10 innings Albuquerque 7, Austin 0 ARKANSAS at Amarillo, post poned, cold Today's Games ARKANSAS at Albuquerque Amarillo at E[ Paso Dallas-Fort Worth at Austin PACIFIC COAST Hawaii 5, Seattle 4, 13 inning Only game scheduled WARRIORS BOW 70 HANNUM'S 'GREATEST Philly Wins in SF's Backyard By JACK STEVENSON ssoeiated Press Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) This is the greatest team in le history of professional bas- etball," declares Coach Alex annum of his Philadelphia 6ers, the champions of the :ational Basketball Association. "They established a won-loss ecord for regular season play, eal the Boston Celtics in the Eastern playoffs and defeated San Francisco's Warriors twice on their own court." By a 125-122 margin, (lie 76ers beat the Warriors on Monday night to capture the final playoffs, four games to two. Superiority at the free throw line and rugged play by Will Chamberlain did it. * * * The 7-foot 1-inch Most Valu< his performance when he I the fre« throw line while the loomed in front of the Warriors' I Warriors notched only 22 free Rick Barry and forced an oft- throws. line shot when the San Franciscans trailed by one point with 15 seconds to play. Wally Jones started them out with a IG-point flrsl quarter and reserve Bill}' Cunningham hit Stars of the 76ers were many, [for II of his 17 total in (he final a team where the players picked each other up and where a 12- point deficit late in the quarter of the final game was stanza when the 76crs surged buck. » * * Still tbc big man was Cham- more than made up. Over-ail, > bcrlain with 24 points, 23 re- 1 06 l-IOOl I-11HJII illuQL V OIU' 1IIU1 c UIOll 11 Id Vic up. w T «.• -uii t ."•*••" ••«• -• i •••-.. — able Player of the NBA capped Philadelphia hit 41 times Irom [bounds and a non-statistical job Chicks vs. Killos Basketball is the offering in the Blytheville High gym tonight. Produced by the BBS senior class with the hope of raising enough money to install a new public address works id the school auditorium, participants are the BHS Chickasaw seniors against the independent and powerful Ark-Mo Power Kilowatters. The Ark-Mo lineup wasn't available this morning but the available Ron Wilson said that the BHS lineup would consist of himself, Don Gaines, Wall Hampton, Mike Guillot, Barry Smith, Bo Brlggs and Stan Williams. * * * Senior Bill Peterson is eligible to play also but has declined. ."He said he'd like to watch a game from up in the stands for a change," explained Wilson. Charles Gaines has agreed to serve as coach. Admissions are 50 cents for adults; 25 cents for students. Tipoff at 7:30. Rival Says: Watch Allen in NL Slugathon Randy Does It As Fans Roar COLLEGE STATION, Tex (AP) — Fabulous Randy Mai son had been expecting to hit 7 feet in the shot put for thre weeks — he was in just the con dition and size he figured neces sary to become the first man ever to reach that mark. While his Texas A&M fellow students roared from the stands | at historical Kyle Field Saturday, MatGon threw the shot 7) feet, 5V4 inches, breaking his world's record by 10'A inches. He did It on Randy Matson Day — the occasion when his school honored him on his last .appearance In track and field at home. By AL CARTWRIGHT, PHILADELPHIA-(NEA) —The last player on a Philadelphia club to lead his league in home runs was— well guess who? The answer comes later. An easier guess would be predicting that the Phillies will have the National League homer kind this season in Richie Allen. Allen is considered a genuine threat for the title defended by Hank Aaron because of his fantastic long- distance record in his third season last year. Although he missed 24 games as a regular after he dislocated his shoulder while stealing second base on April 29, Allen Went on io total 40 home runs and lead the league in slugging percentage. * * * Aaron won the homer derby with 44. Allen, in second place, got to bat 179 fewer times than Aaron. His 40 set a Phillies' seasonal record for right-handed baiters and only the Baker Bowl outfielders of yesteryear, Chuck Klein (43) and Cy Williams (41), tops him in the house records. Ernie Banks of the Cubs, himself a two-time league champ is one authority who believes Allen has a good shot at the title. "After seeing what he did last year, missing almost a month, you have to rate Allen With the big home-run men of the game," the veteran infielder said. "I would say the champ would come from among that fellow in Atlanta, No. 24 with the Giants, No. 44 With the Giants and Allen. And you might throw in Joe Torre of the Braves. He has the ball park in his favor." Banks' "that fellow in Atlanta" is Aaron and the numbered Giants he referred to are Willie Mays and Willie McCovey, respectively. Last year, Mays hit 37 and McCovey and Torre 36 apiece. Connie Mack Stadium is considered a home-run orchard for right-handed hitters because of the inviting leftfield seats. Banks, however, thinks, Allen is hitting in a tough home-run park—for Allen. "Richie isn't a pull hitter," he pointed out, "so the leftfield line in -Philadelphia doesn't mean too much to him. He pounds the ball all over, and to get it out of his park, in that big center field and over that high fence in right field, is a tough job. Yet, he does It. His speed is on his side when It comes to homers, too. He can't miss getting a few inside the park each year, the way he hits those long line drives and the WINNIPEG (AP) - Tht Win nipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League named Joe Faragalll, line coach at Villanova University since 1M2, as an assistant coach Mon day. way he runs the bases. He is a tremendous athlete." * * * Manager Gene Maucli describes the Allen power this way: "He uses Ihe whole ball park." Richie Allen isn't much for talking about Richie Allen. You bring up the subject of a possible home-run crown and the beautifully constructed third baseman somehow switches the conversation to horse racing. "I don't like to think about season totals and records and things like thai," he said. "To me, the fun of Ihe game is jusl playing it— not being concerned with numbers. I feel the same way about horse racing. I'm a real fan of the thoroughbreds. I just like to watch them. The betting doesn't do much for me. Do. you Jcnoiv I went io Garden Stale 11 times before I came up with a bet—and then il was a $2 job? I even like lo gel up early In the morning and watch them work out. Someday I'd like to own me a thoroughbred racer or two. They fascinate me." New McCulloch n & 9 H.P. Outboard with GOLDEN TOUCH' ELECTRIC STARTING Hare's the ene you've been wait- Ing for — a small, light weight gasoline • powered fishing motor with electric storting. You just press the Golden-Touch" button at the tip of the twist-grip throttla and you're on your w»y speeding to your favorite fishing hole. Weighs Juit 59 pounds. Features forward-neutral-reverse gearshift and B«il-»-m«tlc3> power belling. Utts 100:1 fuel/oil mix with McCulloch 100:1 oil. FREE DEMONSTRATIONS TODAY! Alio »v«ll»bl« McCULlOCH 9 Hf WITH MANUAL 1TARTINM See E. Moore At: You don't like lo talk about numbers even when they're nice numbers? After all, you almost caguht Aaron, and he played more games. The $75,000-a-year infielder smiled. 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