The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 2, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 2, 1967
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Lawyers Spar To Save Clay HOUSTON CAP) — Cassius gious faith and that Negroes Clay's lawyers prepared new have not been granted propor- injunctive tactics today in their,tionate representation on Selec- fjght to see the former world; live Service boards, heavyweight champion spared; Hannay said in rejecting the jail and a stiff fine for refusing suit last Thursday that Clay had to answer the draft board's call, not exhausted all administrative A federal judge in Houston I remedies. When lawyers Hay- Monday dismissed a suit in'den Covington of New York and Which the fighter, also known as Quinnan Hodges of Houston re- pacifist Black Muslim minister filed tfie suit Saturday, they Muhammad All, sought exemp-; claimed that the ex-champion's tion from federal prosecution;refusal to take the oath closed for balking Friday when the!that avenue. Army ordered him to take thej Seals said Clay's refusal 16 symbolic one step forward and s tep forward was not significani join its ranks. in the eyes of the court and that U. S. Dist. Judge Woodrow the boxer's lawyers could seek Seals said the suit was the same to have an indictment dis- that dismissed last week by'missed, when it comes. U. S fta lllCtl U/aJJJ'^'J^!-' JM-Jt- irti-Ji vj . tlllJJCUt VTJJCIJ JL- vv*uv"> **• ~ U. S. Dist. Judge Allen B. Han-JAtty. Morton Suaman of Hous- nay of Houston. The fat brief, j ton indicated last week thai cataloguing a diversity of com-:criminal action , would be at plaints, contends Kiat war con- ] e ast a month away. ' Covington said the next step will be to seek injunctive relief from U. S. Circuit Judge John tradicts Muhammad Ali's reli- COURIER NEWS PACE EIGHT g Tuesday, May 2, 1367 s jilllllllllllllllllllilliiiiiiinmKaiiliilllllllllllllllilllNlilllllllii R. Brown. If he refuses to en join the government against prosecuting Clay, Covington s I said, then Seals' ruling will be 1 appealed to the 5th U.S. Cir- f cuit Court of Appeals in New 1 Orleans, of which Brown is a current member. New York . Boston Chicago ••.. Baltimore . Washington California . Cleveland .. Kansas City Minnesota «4 Golfer Beats Mental Snap SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -then practice," he recalled, Bert Yaneey picked up his first golf club at the age of six and was winning national amateur tournaments by the time he was 13. But it took a nervous breakdown to make him turn pro. The 28-year-old, who plays out of Philadelphia, but calls Tallahassee, Fla., home, was only three months from a West Point degree and a career in the Army when his illness came. "I went into a state of religious fanaticism," he declared. There followed nine months of hospitalization before the Army gave him a medical discharge, but it wasn't over. "I know now that I wasn't well when they released me from gaid. the hospital," Yaneey He went to a golf club run by his brother in Tallahassee. "I'd work from five to about soon, mowing and stuff, and Sports Shorts TORONTO (AP). - Hockey great Charlie Conacher has been released from a hospital nam ents with ?500 apiece," he * * * And one day, suddenly, he realized he was well. "I new then I had done some pretty funny things in the past. Apparently, I came out of it just as. fast as I went into it. I don't know what happened in the first place. I was lucky I got out of it. With some people, it lasts a lifetime." In 1962, using money he had saved Yaneey went on the PGA tour for the first time. He played 10 tournaments and never finished in the money. Soon, his savings were gone. He went back to college for one year and in 1963, took a job with the Green Valley Country Club in Philadelphia. It was a big turning point in both his career and his personal life. In Philadelphia he met his wife, Linda. And he won the state open tournament, attracting some backers who provided the money to launch his pro career in earnest. * * * "They backed me for 12 tour- 9 6 9 7 9 8 .529 7 8 .467 8 10 .444 7 9 .438 6 9 .400 .... 5 10 .333 Monday's Results Baltimore 8, Cleveland 7 Boston 4, California 0 New York at Minnesota, cold Only games scheduled a Today's Games Boston at California, N New York at Minnesota, N Washington at Kanss City, i, wi-night Detroit at Chicago, N Baltimore at Cleveland, N Wednesday's Games Boston at California, N Washington at Kansas City, N New York at Minnesota, N Baltimore at Cleveland, N Only games scheduled following an operation for throat j sa jd. "They had an option to cancer, it was announced today. • - • Conacher, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, underwent surgery April 3. BUENOS AIRES (AP) - Argentina has completed a 5-0 renew for up to six years at no additional cost. They've taken the whole option and have never had to put up any more money I didn't realize at first how bac the contract was." On the tour in 1964, Yancy who became winner. the eventual MINORS— By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pacific Coast League Vancouver 2, Spokane 0 Only game scheduled International League P.ichmond 4, Rochester 3 Jacksonville 4, Syracuse 0 Buffalo at Toledo, rain Only games scheduled I sweep of Venezuela in South j won fum _ He near]y doubled American Davis Cup tennis play on the strength of straight set victories by Julian Ganzabal and Eduardo Soriano. Gonzabal beat Jorge Andrews 6-1, 6-4, 6-0 while Soriano downed Humphrey Hose 6-0, 8-6, 6-1 Monday. M 0 N D 0 R F, Luxembourg (AP) — Luxembourg was close to wrapping up its Davis Cup tennis series againt Ireland today. The fifth and deciding match was postponed because of darkness Monday night with Thierry Brassier of Luxembourg leading Peter Jackson of Ireland, 6-3, 11-9, 5-7, 2-3. NEW YORK (AP) - Panama's Manuel Ycaza has been suspended again, this time for 15 days because of Saturday's ride on Advocator in the Grey Lag Handicap. Advocator finished first but was disqualified when films showed he had cut in front of Moontrip, a 43-1 shot that figure the following year and almost doubled it again in 1966. He won three tournaments in 1966, the Azalea Open, the Memphis Open and the Portland Open, earning a total of $42,938 He won the Dallas Open, his first victory in 1967, and the $20,000 first-place check. A large chunk goes for expenses. Of what's left, he gets half. The rest goes to his backers. His contract with (tie Philadelphia backers still has two years to go. Except for the nervous breakdown, the thin, soft-spoken Yan- eey thinks he would never have turned pro. * If he had graduated from West Point, he would have been obligated to the Army for four years "and I would never have made the transition back to gol: after that," he said. Asked if he was genuinely happy wild the life of a touring pro — the constant travel, living out of a suitcase, the pressure to play well in order to eat — Yan. cey thought a long moment. "If you're playing well, it's great. If you're not playing well, it's the most miserable existence imaginable," he said. "If I can keep my family hip)y — well, that's enough of any- ;hing," he said. "If I can do that, I'm certainly going to si-ay iwith U." /1AJOR LEAGUE STANDINGS Today's Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. G.B 15 5 .750 .615 .571 .563 .563 .500 .438 6 10 .375 6 11 .353 8 5 8 6 9 7 8 7 . 8 8 . 7 9 3V4 4 4 4 5 6 . 7 7V4 Cincinnati ... Pittsburgh .. Chicago St. Louis Atlanta Philadelphia . San Francisca Los Angeles . New York .... Houston ....-• 5 13 ,278 '9 Monday's Results Pittsburgh 8, St. Louis $ Only game scheduled Today's Games San Francisco at New York, N . . Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at Atlanta, N Cincinnati at St. Louis, N Wednesday's Games San Francisco at New York, N Houston at Philadelphia, N Los Angeles at Pittsburgh, N Chicago at Atlanta, N Cincinnati at St. Louis AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. Pet G.B. Detroit ....... 10 6 .625 — 9 6 .600 % .800 - % .563 1 BATTING LEADERS NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (30 at bats)—Thomas, Chicago, 4.00; Brock, St. Louis, 387. Runs — Harper, Cincinnati, 19; Aaron, Atlanta, 14. Runs batted in — Brock, St. Louis, 20; D. Johnson, Cincinnati, 17. Hits — Brock, St. Louis, 29; Pinson, Cincinnati, 28. Doubles — Helms,, Cincinnati, 7; Alley, Pittsburgh, 6. Triples — B. Williams, Chicago, 3; Six tied with 2. Home runs—D. Johnson, Cincinnati, and Brock, St. Louis, 6. Stolen bases—Harper, Cincinnati, 7; Brock, St. Louis, 7. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (30 at bats) — Kaline, Detroit, .383; Petrocelli, Boston, .362. Runs — F. Robinson, Baltimore, 14; G. Brown, Detroit, 13. Runs batted in — Blefary and F. Robinson, Baltimore; Free- ban, Detroit, 14. Hits - Kaline, Detroit, 23; Fregosi, California, 22. Doubles — F. Robinson, Baltimore; R. Smith, Boston and Johnstone, California, Campa- neris and Hershberger, Kansas City, 5. Triples — F. Robinson, Baltimore; Yastrzemski, Boston; Knoop, California, 2. Home runs — Blefary and F. Robinson, Baltimore; Mincher, California; Kaline, Detroit, 5. Stolen bases — Agee, Chicago, 7; Buford, Chicago, 6. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (2 decisions) — Jenkins, Chicago; Queen, Cincinnati; Veale, Pittsburgh, 3-0, 1000. Strikeouts — Nolan, Cincinnati, and Marichal, San Francisco, 33. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (2 decisions) — Lonborg and Rohr, Boston; R. Clark, California; Horlen, Chicago; McDowell, Cleveland; Sparma, Detroit and B. Moore, Washington, 2-0, 1.000. Strikeouts — McDowell, Cleveland, 35; D. Chance, Minnesota, 28. Bucs Get Ace from Sick Bed By MURRAY CHASS Associated Press Sports Writer The Pittsburgh Pirates looked everywhere for a pitcher this past winter — except in the hospital. That's where Billy O'Dell was, and tie Pirates weren't expecting him to be of much help in stabilizing the shaky pitching corps that threatened to prevent them from winning the National League pennant. The Pirates, however, are beginning to realize how good O'Dell looks now that he's forsaken the hospital circuit for the pitching rotation. The veteran left-hander made a strong bid for a permanent spot in tftat rotation Monday night as he won his second ;ame of the young season in Pittsburgh's fifth straight victory — an 8-5 decision over the St. Louis Cardinals. O'Dell, now 34 and In his 13th major league season, almost was certain tfiat the 12th season would be his last. But that was jefore doctors discovered he lad Addison's disease. * * - * "I had been sick since the iirst part of last season," O'Dell related after holding the Cardinals to four hits before needing relief help to the eighth inning. 1 was losing weight, I was nauseous, I couldn't eat or sleep and I was dizzy and weak. Half of Field Now at Houston HOUSTON (AP) - The spon- :ors of the Champions Interna- ional Golf Tournament counted jn fair weather today, despite a gully washer that dampened iractice rounds Monday. Late Monday, ttie girls at the egistration desk said they had upplied credentials to some 50 golfers, or about half of the ield. . . Jack Nicklaus was supposed o be on hand for practice to- lay, and Arnold Palmer .and 'ulius Boros were to jet in today from the Bahamas. Many of the international en- rants were ranging over the lhampions course Monday, "hey included Ramon Sota of Spain, Cobie LaGrange of South Africa, Jean Carialde of France and Roberto de Vicenzo of Ar- [entina. The rains hit at late afternoon, inundating the course, but Bob Rule of the sponsoring Houston Golf Association said :he Weather Bureau's forecast dry skies for today's practice rounds. ST. LOUIS (AP) - Champ, Mo., is a town of 50 residents near St. Louis. There are 12 eligible voters, all men, and about 1,200 persons employed in its factories. If you want to mail a letter to the chairman of the Village Board, address it in care of nearby Hazelwood, Mo. Champ doesn't have a post office. What Champ has is the approval of the U.S.- Olympic Committee to bid for the 1971 Pan American Games. The village was announced as the U.S. candidate Monday. The village proposes to build sports complex about eight times larger than Houston's As- irodome. The structure would contain a IVs-mile flat track. Other sports events would be held in the 100-acre infield. The rack would support a pari-mu- ;uel betting. operation that would in turn support the entire sports complex. The plan sounds ambitious for any city, but maybe not for Champ. The village was incorporated in 1959 and voters later ipproved a $12.5 million bond ssue for construction of industrial facilities. There are about 1,200 workers now employed at factories which produce metal cans and macaroni. Another 2,000 persons are expected to be employed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The baseball game scheduled Monday night between the Arkansas Travelers and the Dallas- Ft. Worth Spurs was postponed because of wet grounds. In other Texas League action, El Paso defeated Austin 11-5 and Albuquerque pounded Amarillo 12-1. I COMPARE THIS MOWER COMET with any other mower regardless of price! NO OTHER MOWER HAS ALL THE FEATURES A SNAPPER COMET GIVES YOU. 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Addison's disease, far from being a common illness, affects the adrenal glands and causes a loss of salt in the body. « * "Now I'm on medication," said O'Dell, who reported to spring training nearly a month jlate, then stayed behind for an (extra two weeks when the Pirates headed north. "I can't do without it. As long as I'm on it, I'm fine.. , "I feel good and strong now. J don't feel any affects of it anymore. I was anxious to go as long as I could tonight. I wanted to see if I would get tired." The southpaw said he didn't get tired, but he did get a little wild, and Manager Harry Walker removed him in the eighth after he issued his sixth and Champ (Pop. 50) Thinks Bio when an electric motor firm opens its doors in a few weeks. A leader in Champ's drive has been Bill Bangert, a former national shot put champion. Bangert said he conceived the idea of an amateur athletes' haven in surburban St. Louis in the early 1950s. | The key to the plan for Champ is the pari-mutuel betting. There are several bills pending in the state legislature to legalize the betting, but file idea has gotten a cool reception from some officials. The sports complex would cost an estimated $200 million, Bangert said. If the pari-mutuel betting plan is not approved, we won't be able to build the arena," Bangert said. seventh walks. * * * In -the only other games played, Baltimore edged Cleveland 8-7 and Boston blanked California 4-0. Rain washed out New York at Minnesota. O'Dell's first victory this sea son came in relief when he set down Philadelphia one hit for 5 1-3 innings. That performance earned him Monday night's start. He was amply supported by Manny Mota, who had two hits and drove in three runs, and Roberto Clemente, who collected three hits and knocked in two runs. O'Dell let in just one run, but the two men he walked in the eighth also scored. Cleveland jumped off to a 5-0 lead against Baltimore in the lirst inning, but the Orioles fought back and were donw 7-5 [oing into the eighth. * * * After Dave Johnson and Paul Blair singled, Russ Snyder came in to bat for Andy Etche- jarren, and Bob Allen came in to pitch for the Indians. Woody Held then went up for Snyder and hit Allen's first pitch for a three-run homer. Dennis Bennett hit a three-run homer against California, and that was all l.e 'eeded to make his six-hit shutout pitching stand up Bennett's complete game was the sixth in 15 games for Boston this year. 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