The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 27, 1967 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 27, 1967
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TONIGHT! Bo!) Cl'-ync, ItaivcrsKy ol Arkansas s"or(s nib''; si, will be tin speaker at l'-e Blythevillc High Scl.oal Mi- Sports to::i3l:!. The affair begins at 7:30 and will be held in the Junior High Scliool cafeteria. Admission is $2. Chick Golfers Cop Two AMOR LEAGUE STANDINGS By The Associated Press NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Per. G.B. 9 3 .750 <A St. Louis Cincinnati PhiPpiiia . Atlanta . Chicago . Pittsburgh Mew York .733 — 6 5 SPORT SHORTS Blylheville High School's golf "» "'*"" " ' team posted its second win of lban fran ' ' * the week yesterday, defeating Paragould in a rain - shortened match at Blytheville Country LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) -jClub. Tony Lema, the young touring j The Chickasaw swingers pro who was killed in a plane | turned back the visitors 4 1-2 crash last summer, has been ; to 1-2. voted into the California Golf Medalist was Berry Bishop Hall of Fame. ; with a 40. Rob Porter had a 41. : Nelson Cullenward, president i Earlier in the spring, the BHS of the California Golf Writers, i golfers visited Paragould and said today Lema will be hon-1 were defeated. ored at the writers' annual 'They beat us pre t ty bad awards banquet Monday at the Los Altos Golf and Country Club. Lema's home was in San Leandro, Calif. over there," BHS Coach Don Raines commented, "so this win made us feel good." . . * . * * On Monday, Raines took his crew to Kennett where they ; PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) - AJ P !t ^_f shut-out, r day - long rain Wednesday washed out the fourth round of '.the Men's North and South Am- •ateur Golf Tournament. '. Fourth-round play was re- Scheduled for this forenoon with the quarter-finals this afternoon. ' SAN FRANCISCO (AP)-The San Francisco Warriors cut up •ttieir National Basketball Association winnings of $72.500 into 14. equal shares of $5,178.65 for :12. players, Coach Bill Sharman arid trainer Don Watkins. ; Each of the champion Philadelphia 76ers received $7,106.66. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Dodgers pushed across 18 runs on 10 'hits Wednesday night as they 'blasted the Arkansas Travelers, 18-3. -The Dodgers scored four runs •In the third inning without the benefit of a hit and led, 9-0, : after getting only two hits the first four innings. Arkansas' starting pitcher John Black's 80 1 e d the Chicks. Bishop had an 82 and Richard Rose an 84, in pacing the victory. On May 1, Raines takes his team to Jonesboro and on May 4 they attend an invitational tournament at Manila which Raines feels may be pretty exciting stuff. "I hear that 12 teams are suposed to be there," he said. the BHS golf team is 3-1-1 on the year. Los Angeles 5 4. 3 .636 .545 .500 .444 Gary's Hot in the Cold By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - It might as well have been 80 degrees and balmy instead of 40 and frigid at Yankee Stadium Houston 11 Wednesday's Results Cincinnati 4, San Francisco St. Louis 7, Houston 2 Los Angeles 2, Atlanta 1 Philadelphia at Pittsb'gh, rain New York at Chicago, rain Today's Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, N New York at Chicago St. Louis at Houston, N Atlanta at Los Angeles, N Cincinnati at San Francisco Friday's Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, N New York at Cincinnati, N Chicago at Houston, N, San Francisco at Los Ang., r. Pittsburgh at St. Louis, N AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B 7 S .583 - '!!! 1^ ' Wednesday for all it bothered "| Chicago's Gary Peters. The American League's 'earned run leader last year, Peters breezed past New York .417 .333 .214 T/i iiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiniiiiL 1 COURIER NEWS Thursday, April 27, 1067 | PAGE TEN iiHiiiuuuiinnuiinniiiTitoiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiP tend to lay off the inside stuff Bon Braddock left the game in the fourth inning with a no- hitter but had given up five • runs, three of them unearned. He allowed five walks. Jim Roberts went the route ' for the Dodgers, striking out five and giving up tSiree hits. Amarillo's Sonics remained en top of the Texas League with a 10-4 victory over El Faso's Sun Kings at El Paso. The Sonics pounded out 16 hits. The Austin Braves scored a 6-3 victory over Dallas-Fort Worth, pushing their home record to seven victories in eight • games. The Braves were aided by three unearned runs. DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP) Ferocious assaults on the world shot put mark and some relay records are certain in the 58th annual Drake Relays Friday and Saturday. But file four-minute mile — which has eluded greats here in the past — isn't among the 27 meet records that may topple, even though Kansas' phenomenal Jim Ryun will be around. ,Jayhawk Coach Bob Timmons has decided to use Ryun, who has run the fastest mile — 3 minutes, 51.3 seconds — and Coach to NBA LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bill (Butch) Van Breda Kolff of Princeton was expected to be named coach of the Los Angeles Lakers' National Basketball Association team late today at a news conference. Coach Fred Sehaus of the Lakers would take over as genera] manager, Informed sources said, while General Manager Lou Mohs assumes a supervisory role in owner Jack Kent Cooke's sports empire — the Lakers, the new Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League and the Wolves of the Jnited Soccer Association. * * * Cooke issued a terse "no comment" Wednesday, when The Associated Press learned of the mpending changes. Another report said Van Breda Kolff would sign a three-year contract at $30,000 a year. Van Breda Kolff, 44, steps into the pro ranks after an outstanding 16-year collegiate record, including four Ivy League titles in five years at Princeton. Wednesday's Results Chicago 5, New York 1 Kansas City at Detroit, rain Boston at Washington, RAIN Minnesota at Cleveland, rain California at Baltimore, rin Today's Games Minnesota at Cleveland, N California at Baltimore, N Only games scheduled Friday's Games Cleveland at Chicago, N Minnesota at Washington, N Detroit at Baltimore, N California at New York, N Kansas City at Boston, N M/NORS— Texas League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS [ half-mile, 1:44.9, strictly for relays. in history, iiniiiliiiiiiiiiiiiNiHiniiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiii! 1 ! Wed. *'s niiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHIllllllllliiiiiiiiiiiliiiuillllllMllllllli PITCHING - Gary Peters, White Sox, fired a four-ftitter against New York as Chicago trimmed the Yankees 5-1. BATTING - Ron Fairly, Dodgers, drove in the winning run with a seventh-inning single, his first hit in 13 at-hats, in a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Saltimore Detroit .... 4ew York Boston .... California . Chicago ... Cleveland . Kansas City ..5 7- Minnesota ..4 6 ffash'n. .583 .545 .545 .538 .538 .455 .417 2 .400 2 .364 2% 1% Amarillo El Paso Austin W L Pet. GB ..83 .727 — 7 5 .583 Albuquerque Arkansas . Dal-FW l'/i 3 Stt 7 5 .583 6 7 .462 9 7 .417 3 9 .250 Wednesdays Results Albuquerque 18. Arkansas S Amarillo 10, El Paso 4 Austin 6, Dallas-Fort Worth 3 Thursday's Games Arkansas at Albuquerque Amarillo at El Paso Dallas Fort Worth at Austin Pacific Coast League Minor League Results Tulsa ,6, Phoenix 5, 1st game, Oklahoma City 4, San Diego Vancouver 5, Portland 1 3, 12 innings Tacoma 5, Spokane 1 Seattle 4, Hawaii 2 Denver at Indianapolis, cold International League Rochester 9, Jacksonville 2 Toronto at Toledo, rain Buffalo at Columbus, rain Syracuse at Richmond, rain a-i wun a snarp lour-nmer. it wasn't his favorite kind of weather, but it didn't affect his nit chins "I prefer hot weather," Peters said later. "But I'm not terribly bothered by the cold. Once you get loose, you don't feel it and you don't get as tired in it *' Peters looked pretty hot to the Yankees, who didn't manage to hit against him until the fifth inning and scored their only run with two out in the ninth. "He showed me a slider I haven't seen before," said Elston Howard, who stroked the first hit off Peters after he had retired the first 12 batters he faced. * * * "My slider was sharp all the way," the White Sox' lefty agreed. "At first, I was getting my curve and slider both over but the curve started giving me trouble around the sixth inning." Peters said the cold weather helped him because it caused the batters' hands to sting when they hit the ball. "They don't like it and they because they're afraid of the sting," said Peters. "That helps the pitcher." The White Sox hopped on Yankee starter Mel Stottlemyrt for a run in the first and go four more in the third in a rail; started by Peters' single and capped by Tom McCraw's three-run homer. The Yankees are 6-5 and have lost five straight to Peters in a string that stretches back to September 1965. "It was cold then too," smiled Peters. The other four American League games Wednesday were rained out. * By DICK COUCH Associated Press Sports Writer Cincinnati's Dave Bristol, weary of paying heavy tolls on the road west, has come up with a new route. And, suddenly, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Houston have become hot tourist attractions for Manager Bristol and the resurgent Reds. AAU Plans Huge Event By MURRAY ROSE Asslcoated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles and Lake Placid, N.Y., nay be the sites in 1968 of the irst John F. Kennedy International Memorial Games, a pro- losed streamlined version of the Olympics to be held annually in the United States. Plans for the mammoth ath- etic carnivals, to be held in the summer and winter, were announced by the Amateur Athletic Union Wednesday as part of a nationwide drive to build up a ilO-million permanent fund for he development of U.S. athletes or national and international competition. Col. Donald Hull, executive irector of the AAU, said the irst summer games were tentatively set for May 30, 1968 — a ay after what would have been President Kennedy's 51st birth- lay — at Los Angeles, and the winter games for December 1968, probably at Lake Placid, N.Y. * * * Hull, however, said at a press conference that other sites could be selected. "The sites have not been definitely set," he said. "The na- innnl nnmittoo mill faL'd tViic drive. "Salt Lake City has expressed an interest in the winter games. New York, through Mayor Lindsay, or his spokesman, has expressed interest in the summer games. "We probably will hold the games in different cities each year, but it's too early yet to say." The AAU said the central purpose of the International Sports Development Fund "is to give support to all amateur sports organizations in the United States and to promote expanded opportunities for international sports competition." * * * Hull said the competitions will include the traditional Olympic events and other sports may be added including bowling, golf, tennis, water skiing and polo. Top athletes of the world would be invited to come over for a week with competition for three or four days, starting on a Thursday. He said foreign athletic officials had responded with enthusiasm when they were informally sounded out. He said that with picked fields, each event wuld be like an Olympic final. Mull coiH ilna ctimnlllc, trt i Fights NEW YORK - Vic Baerga, 135%, Brooklyn, N.Y., outpoint- ed Mike Cortez, 139, Puerto Rico, 10. Ditka Gets 50 G's Plus Contract PHILADELPHIA (AP)-Sure- handed Mike Ditka, the new tight end of the Philadelphia Eagles, is a rare example of a man who can hace his cake and eat it, too. . When Ditka was t r a d e d Wednesday by the Chicago Bears to the Eagles for quarterback Jack Concannon in a National Football League swap, he: .-Left an unhappy, professional relationship. Pocketed $50,000 without a court suit. Was certain to sign for a salary -worthy of star status with the Eagles. * * * In agreeing to play with Philadelphia, Ditka — who becomes a free agent May 1 — fays he lost a "onee-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to join the Houston Oilers of the American Football League. Unable to reach a contract agreement with owner-coach George Halas of the Bears last year, Ditka decided to play out his NFL option. He later accepted $50,000 and a three-year contract reportedly worth $250,000 if he jumped to the Oilers this coming season. When the AFL and NFL merged, it left Ditka's deal up in the air. Houston, in the interest of good harmony, said it did not intend to drag the Ditka case into ttie courts — and would let him pocket the $50,000. * * * "I'm not really disappointed that I didn't go with Houston," the 27-year-old Ditka said from his home in Downers Grove, 111. "Actually, I've got a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity in Philadelphia to start over with a new club, I fed tiie Eagles have a I chance to win it all next season." Coach Joe Kuharich of the Eagles said he expected no problems signing Ditka, who would be free to sell his services to any team If he's not satisfied with the Philadelphia offer. Ditka fills a badly needed position left vacant when Pete Retzlaff retired. Ditka's six- year record with the Bears includes 316 catches for 4,503 yards and 34 TDs. Concannon, 24, a scrambling quarterback, watched the games from the bench ftrough most of Ws three years with Philadelphia. Last year he played more than his share, leading a Ite- seson surge that put the Eagles in the Playoff Bowl. The Bears also received a 1968 draft choice from Philadelphia, i to i up soon. We expect to get other create a permanent fund was bids. News of this apparently generated by a letter from leaked before we were ready for President Kennedy shortly be-1 the announcement of the fund fore his death. Powered by Deron Johnson and Don Pavletich, the Reds dawned the Giants 4-2 Wednesday for their sixth victory in nine road games against the National League's westernmost clubs. Last season Cincinnati, in tumbling to a seventh-place finish, lost 15 of 22 road games against the Dodgers, Giants and Astros. The Reds were 3-6 at Los Angeles, 2-7. at San Francisco and 0-9 in the Astrodome. This spring the Reds have played all of their 15 games — including six at home — against the same trio, and have won all but four. They took five of six at home, dropped two in a row at LA before beating the Dodgers, then swept four games at Houston. They are 1-1 at San Francisco, where they complete the 10-game trip today. "As far as last season goes, we didn't play well on the road — period," Bristol said recently n evaluating his club's 1967 prospects. "We had a losing record in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Atlanta, too. "Winning more games on the road is part of our over-all pic- ure. When we started spring training, I told the team to for;et last season — and I meant t." * * * Johnson smacked his fifth lomer in Wednesday's victory ver the Giants while Pavletich troked a double and RBI sin- 'le, and fireman Ted Abernathy egistered his sixth save in re- ief of winner Billy McCooI. St. Louis whipped Houston 7-2, xtending the Astros' tailspin to 0 straight setbacks, and Los washed out the New York-Chi cago and Philadelphia-Pitts burgh games. Johnson homered off lose Bob Bolin in the second inning and the Reds added another run in the fourth on Pavletich's dou ble and a single by Tommy Helms. Tony Perez and Pavlet ich knocked in fifth-inning runs giving McCool a 4-0 lead, but the Cincinnati starter was unable to finish. Gerry Arrigo relieved with two on in the seventh and thf Giants scored twice on a grounc out and Willie Mays' single before Abernathy slamed the gales. Mays drew a blank in four other trips to the plate — his batting average dipping to .231 — and dropped a fly ball. Steve Carlton, making his first start, pitched eight strong innings for St. Louis before giving way to Dick Hughes in the ninth. The 22-year-old southpaw allowed only five hits, including a two-run homer by Rusty Staub, and struck out nine as the Cardinals clung to the league lead. Four * * walks, a * run-scoring ground out, and singles by Julian Javier and Dal Maxvill netted four runs off loser Mike Cellar in the fourth. 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