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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 16, 1967
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Dytrwrffl* (Ark.) Courier Newi - Tuetday, May U,.lNr - Page Nto» Harding Ace Streaks in Two-Mile Crawford Chops Down Record LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Harding's standout distance performer, Jim Crawford, lopped almost one-half minute off the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference two-mile record in the con- night. Crawford ran 9:00.4 in the Iwo-mile after qualifying for the mile (4:26.1) and the 880-yard I run (1:57.9). Tie record, set in 1066 by Richard Richardson of State College of Arkansas, was 9:27,1. Southern State sprinter Jackie Scale broke one conference rec- ! ord and sel anolher in the preliminaries. Seale ran 21.6 in the 220-yard dash and .7 in the 100 George Eriquezo of SO set the 22 mark of 21.8 lasl year. Ert- quezio also set the 10-yard dash :record last season. Freshman Elgin Stokes of SSC tied the 440-yard dash mark of 48.4. * * * Only three events were completed Monday. Harding had 21 points, followed by . Southern State with 8. State College scored 6 as did Henderson and Arkansas A&M had 5. The finals in the other events will be held Tuesday night. Harding, Southern State and Slate College were picked as the three conference favorites. Southern State's strenglh is In Ih relays and sprints. r Van Breda Kolff to NBA Princeton Bickering Bill Van Breda Kolff By SANDY PADWE PRINCETON, . N.J. - (NBA) — The office resembles the set for a Pinter play. The room is immense. The furniture consists of a couple of desks and chairs. You would figure there might be a picture of Bill Bradley on the wall. There is none. The only life in the dull, gray room is a full-length painting of a bewhiskered Princeton benefactor, Henry Marquand, a somber old gentleman, who has in his Jo Ann Chews 'Em Up In Dallas Civitan Golf By HAROLD V. RATL1FF iputt. This put it all up to Miss Associated Press Sports Writer I Prentice, who followed in the DALLAS (AP) - Jo Ann 1 next threesome. Miss Kimball Prentice the tall blonde from!wound up with a 73 for282. . Pensacola, FJa., won the $1,800.' Miss Prentice won $2,475 to Dallas Civitan Open Golf Tour- vault, from eight to fifth place nament Monday and became a'among the year's leading mon- strong endorser of chewing gum ey winners. Sandra Haynie, who and a certain cold drink. She chewed gum for the-first time - three-sticks during the final round — and found it helped her 'nerves. The cold- drink stand stopped her ball when, needing a par to win the tournament, she fired over the green on No.. 8. She was 30 feet off the green and would have been out of .bounds except for tSie convenient cold-drink stand. She chipped to within 18 inches of the hole, sank the putt for a par and a fpur-over-par 75 and 281 for 72 holes. * * * It was just a stroke morelhan the pressing Judy Kimball, who had birdied 18 with an 18-inch Boston Bruins Gain Muscle From Hawks BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Bruins, weary of seeing small forwards get banged around, boasted added muscle up front today with the acquisition of Phil Esposito, Ken Hodge and Fred Stanfield from the Chicago Black Hawks. The Bruins gave up hard-hitting defenseman Gilles Marotte, center Pit Martin and minor league goalie Jack Norris to obtain the three forwards in the deal completed shortly before National Hockey League rosters were frozen at midnight in preparation for the expansion draft. "We gained needed strenglh up front as well as size," Milt Schmidt said after his first trade as the Bruins' new general manager. "We hated to give up Marotte, a promising, tough, young de- fenseman, but we had to give up something to get what we wanted," Schmidt added. Esposito, who packs 187 pounds on a (i-foot frame, tied for seventh among the NH's top scorers the past season. The 25-year-old . center scored 21 goals and had 40 assists for 61 points while playing on a line with Bobby Hull and Chico Maki. The Bruins finished last in the 1966-67 season. Chicago won ths NH championship, but was eliminated by Toronto in the Stanley Cup semifinals. Iceman Marries TORONTO (AP) - Brian Conacher, rookie standout of the Toronto Maple Leafs, was married Monday to Susan Van Vechtin Davis in Ihe chapel of Upper Canada College. Conacher was instrumental in the Leafs' winning the National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship last month. KUALA LUMPUR (AP) Malaysia will host the first Asian Track and Field Championships scheduled for December, it was announced today. had 291 and won (386, continued as No. 1 with $6,296. Katiiy Whitworfh finished third with 283, won $1,540 and pulled into second place with-$5,940. "Maybe you'll get on the payroll of the chewing gum manufacturer and the cold-drink people for giving them this plug," someone told the smiling Miss Prentice as she relaxed- from the tension of winning her first tournament in three years. * ' *•.' "* Miss; Prentice's 281 tied the record for the tournament She also said wind that gusted up to 25 miles per hour bothered her some.. Apparently the wind, bothered everybody because 'there was only one sub-par round fired Monday, That was by Carol Mann, whose 69 gave her 284 and fourth money of $1,240. Miss Mann is 'the girl who plays despite a pinched disc in her back that will .eventually force her to have an operation. well-manicured clutches a copy of a newspaper. "Undoubtedly the Wall Street Journal," Bill Van Breda Kolff said, that sardonic smile, which is as much a part of him now as his big cigars and his houndstooth sports jackets, crossing his animated face. * * * Soon there is to be a new tenant staring across the desk at Henry Marquand. Bill Van Breda Kolff is finished battling the Princeton athletic department. Next winter, he'll be back In the National Basketball Association as coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, his cigars filling the void created by Red Auerbach's retirement. There are two main reasons why Van Breda Kolff is leaving Princeton. First, of course, was the matter of salary. Second was the manner in which basketball was regarded at Princeton. Van Breda Kolff was not making nearly as much as . other coaches around the country whose career records could not compare with Bill's (307-109). ¥ * * More importanl, Bill was winning despite;a basketball budget- which probably would not cover half the recruiting costs at UCLA, Duke', North: Carolina, and many other basketball schools. There were bailies over a lllpUillllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllNIIIIUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII' Title Game LEACHVILLE - Twice poslponed, the District 2 baseball officials are hoping to get in'the championship game here tonight between Leachville-High's Lions and the Eagles from Greene County Tech. Rain .has forced the postponements. First pitch at 7:30. •IIIHIII.: • 'lB3«i»,;i.i»! .HE ,;.»i. Galled Bill full-time assistant coach (he finally got a part-time assistant, Art Hyland, this year), over the purchase of a movie projector to watch game films and over the amount of meal money allotted to his players. The battle over the meal money was particularly galling to Bill. The players would have to give up their Christmas vacation to stay at school and practice or play in a tournament. * * * During this period, the school kept a dining hall open for foreign students and others who had to remain on campus during vacation. It served only lunch and dinner. For breakfast, the team was on its own. The athletic department allowed $1 per player for breakfast. Van Breda Kolff,, arguing that growing, young college athleles have trouble buying a full breakfast for $1 finally had the price raised to $1.50. There is, however, a limit to the petty bickering-'a man can take. And, Bill Van Breda Kolff never has been known for his ability to control ; 'his' temper. All season, there were hints that Bill had grown unhappy and when he -finally resigned to take the coaching job with the Lakers, he did it knowing that- he leaves behind the best basketball learn in the East. It would take a nice raise to lure a coach from a team like that. Presumably, that is what he received from Los Angeles. Bill's departure was not entirely unexpecled, but the sudden decision was. One day last January, Van Breda Kolff was glancing around his office, the sardonic smile on his face. "No one believes this office," he said. "They figure if a team is in the top 10, it should be real fancy. But I like it this way." Austere Henry Marquand stared down from the wall, Wall Street Journal in his hand. Bill Van Breda. Kolff shook his head. THIRTY RECREATION AR1EAS ON FEDERAL LAKES in the state have been designated as fee areas' requiring entrance admission: Areas where fees are collected include: BEAVER LAKE-Blue Springs, Hickory Creek, Horse- Bend, Prairie Creeki Rock Branck, War Eagle. OUACHFTA LAKE — Brady Mountain, Crystal Springs, Denby Point, Joplin, Tompklns Bend. DARDANELLE LAKE-Spadra. GREEKS FERRY LAKE-Chcotaw, Heber Springs, Narrows, Shiloh, Sugar Loaf, where posted at dam site. NORFORK-'LAKE—Bidwelf Point, Cranfield, Henderson. TABLE ROCK-Beaver. BLUE MOUNTAIN-Outlel. NARROWS (GREESON) LAKE—Kirby Landing, Self Creek, where posted at dam site. NIMROD LAKE-Quarry Cove, River Road. Fishermen are reminded mat there is no charge for entering to use the commercial boat dock services. ANGLERS FISHING NEAR OR BELOW DAMS SHOULD remember that it is illegal to fish from any structure considered a part of the dam.' Wing walls are tempting but dangerous. Fishermen should also keep in mind that while fishing within 100 yards below the dam only one pole or rod may be used and must be hand-held. Only. one hook or one artificial lure may also be used. The regulation has been enacted to prevent one fisherman from hogging more than a fair share of space by. ietting out bank lines. Just as fishnij ii hot permitted from the dam for safety reasons, boaters may not legally motor within 100 yards of the dam where signs'are posted. NELSON COX, FOBMER*I«BECTOR OF THE ARKAN. MI Game and Fitb Commission, .died/at big home in Little Rock, May 6. Cox, a former teacher,estate legislature, clerk of the House of Representatives, and state purchasing agent under Gov. Ben Laney, joined, the G&FC staff in 1953 as assistant director. In 1959 he was-named director and served in the top post until 1965, when he resigned for-reasons of .health. He had since served, as the Commiuion'i public relations director and realty 'division'Chief. MINNOW SEINING SEASON, WHICH HAS BEEN CLOS- ed since March It, is scheduled Jo open again today. Minnow selnei hot over 30 teet long and four feet deep with mesh of not leu thtrirene-fnurter inch may be used. Only true minnowi—as well «| any ilie-gar or grindle or green sunfish not.over four InchM-In'length-may be taken from the public water* during the regular season. All other fish must be returned to water immediately. Fed Judge to Hear Clay's Delay Appeal HOUSTON (AP) - A federal judge was to hold a hearing today on new motions by lawyers for Cassius Clay to delay the boxer's trial on criminal charges of draft evasion and to open Selective Service files for use in preparing his defense. Lawyers Hayden Covington of New York and Quinnan Hodges of Houston filed motions Monday in federal district court'in Houston and before a panel Of the 5tb U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sitting in Jacksonville, Fla. The Jacksonville petition sought a delay of Clay's June 5 trial .in Houston in the criminal indictment against him until the civil suit Clay brought against his draft board is settled before the Appeals Court in its October silting. Hodges said Monday night the petition had been denied. The Houston motions seek a continuance of the trial from June 5, alleging that it if "physically and humanly impossible" for the lawyers to make ready by that date. Clay's defense will be based in part upon an allegation that draft boards are weighted with white members and exlude Negroes. On April 28 in Houston, hit adopted .hometown, the > boxer refused to take the Army oath as a draftee. He claimed military exemption M Muhamad Ali, Muslim minister. Within hours, he was stripped of his world heavy weight'title and on May t, a federal grand jury hi Houston returned the indictment against him. fciAI I I NO LbAUt NATIONAL LEAGUE Batting (60 at bits) - Clemente, Pitt., .390; Staub, Houst., .368. Runs — Aaron, All,, 24; Cle- mcntc, Pitt., 24. Runs batted in — Clemente, Pill., 24; Aaron, At., 23. Hits - Brock, St.L., 40; Clemente, Pitt., 39. Doubles - Cepada, St.L., 9; Haller, S.F., 9. Triples - Williams, Chic., 4; Morgan, Houst., 4. Home runs — Torre, All., 8; Aaron, All., 8. Stolen bases - Brock, St.L., 12; Harper, Cin., 9. AMERICAN LEAGUE Batting (60 ,at bats) - Kaline, Det., .364; F. Robinson, Bait., .326. Runs—Tovar, Minn., 22; Kaline, Del., 21. Runs batted in — Kaline, Oct., 22; Freehan, Det., 21. Hits-Kaline, Del., 36; Frcgo- si, Calif., 34. Doubles — Campaneris, K.C., 8; Mincher, Calif., 7; Yastrzem- ski, Bost, 7; Hershberger, K.C. 7. Triples—Versalles, Minn., 4; Knoop, Calif., 3. Home runs — Freehan, Det., 7; Kaline, Del., 7. Stolen bases — Agee, Chic., 10; Buford, Chic., 8; Campan- eris, K.C., 8. PITCHING RECORDS NATIONAL LEAGUE Pitching (4 decisions)—Holtzman, Chic., 4-0, .1.000; Veale, Pitt., 5-0, l.OOfl. Strikeouts — Marichal, S.F., 59; Nolan, Cin., 48. AMERICAN LEAGUE Pitching (4 decisions) — Horlen, Chic., 4-0, 1.000; D. Chance, Minn., 5-1, .833. Slrikeouls — Peters, Chic., 52; D. Chance, Minn., 47. (BOWLING Ed Gallagher cracked 214-574 on opening night of Industrial Summer League at Shamrock last night. Buck Byrum ran 536; Amos Decker 211-530; Jim Eickler 214-532; Phil Pappas 201-532; Jimmie Kiltany 528; Bob Turner 205-518; Jim Sellers 507; Dave Fowler 504: and Leonard Johnson 500. Mels poked 623; and 'Kate .Jewelers 1749. There tr« still rac«ncl«s for nd- dltlonal three-man teams in this league. They. start at 8:30 on Monday nights, SUMMER Kati Jewelers . ............. 24 Johnson's Essa ............... 20 Kit Handers .. .............. 18 Vo-T*oh School ............ l:! 1 ^ Mets ........................ 13 Spectacles .................... 13 Cardinals .................... lov; Besults from Sunday Mixed Dou- blM League Sunday night at Strat- O-Lanes : Flo Taylor 168-MO; Dallas Jaeger J10-M2; Paul Amru 194-053; Robert Jones IBS; Morris Hlnton 194; Art Hertwlg 199; and Will Sastatter-185 MIXED DOUBLES W Road Runners ............ 8 No. 8 ................... 8 Newly Weds ............. ...a Halsell Furniture .......... 7 Hopefuls .................. 8 Hornets ................... . 5 Four Stray. ............. 5 OOOf-OMs ................ 5Vi Onc«-and-ior-tll ...... .. 4 Mlsflta ............ . ..... : 3'A Signed by Winnipeg WINNIPEG (AP) - The Win- nepeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football Lague announced Monday the signing of Jerry Beach, 24, a 205-pound halfback from Mississippi Stale. Accepts Grant MADISON, Wis. f AP) - Jim Boyd, one of western Canada's best young ice hockey players, has accepted a scholarship to attend the University of Wisconsin next fall, the university said Monday. TOKYO -, Musahi Nakano, 146Vi,. Japan, stopped Filipin* Ravalo, 148, Philippines, 8; Nakano retained Oriental' welterweight title. - IS EVERYONE AN EXPERT AT HANDLING BOATS? Protect yourself from beginning boat drivers with MPA BOATOWNERS INSURANCE. SEE YOUR MFA INSURANCE AGENT Duel Carter, Agent •WMrilto, Fh. TO I-HM WAYNE DAQOIXT, AfWt Oewtla, n. M> W»U AT ARENA TONIGHT New Face in Ring 'Billy Wicks, popular young veteran, lias drawn newcomer Stiros Konlos as his opponent in the 8:15 opener tonight on the pro wrestling card at Legion Arena. "I know this now boy only by reputation," said promoter Herb Welch, "and it's a good one." Four well-known commodities are lined up for the main event, the Great Yamaha who failed lo appear las! week, and Corsica Joe against Rowdy Red Roberts nnd Treacherous Phillips. * it * It was explained that Yamaha was unable lo make plane connections to take care of his obligation last Tuesday night. There was substitute action instead and the Great One obviously will have lo put out a lop effort tonight to top it. J Both matches are listed for best-of-throe" with one-hour time limits. .2 General admission tickets cost Jl cents extra for ringside reserved chairs). drcn tickets go (or 50 cents. , mu Buddy 'Chandler of Blythcville is refqS£j)u fan •mil Mmtl tlaoH Last night in Memphis Yamaha and sica Joe licked Bob Hamby and Jackie Fa'rgo}«* In the main event, Welch and Buddy Fjlll^*^ were pinned by the Blue Infernos. Action tyl° u . .hairt at the Auditorium. TITLE FIGHT ON HOME TV - ' \a Torres Needs a Quick Staff By MURRAY ROSE Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) - The first •hree rounds are expected to tell the story tonig'.U when Nigeria's Dick Tiger defends his light- heavyweight title in a return 15- round bout with ex-champion Jose Torres at Madison Square Garden. "If Torres doesn't knock him out or soften him up in the first ihree rounds then I don't think le'll win," Roger Rouse said today. "You better root for me," Torres said to Rouse. "We'll do more business. I'm gonna knock him out within 10 rounds." Rouse is the No. 1 contender from Anaconda, Mont. He has been promised a shot at the winner within 90 days. * * * "I've been wailing so long for a lille shot that I'm losing my hair," said the Westerner. "I may be the first fighter ever to wear a'wig in the ring for a litle fight." Torres is a 9-5. favorite (o regain the 175-pound division crown he lost to the 37-year-old Tiger on a unanimous decision in 5 rounds'at the Garden last Dec. 16. The 31-year-old Puerto Rican was a 3-1 favorite when he was soundly whipped by the older, shorter and, lighter Tiger. The veteran Nigerian.had been dethroned as middleweight. (10 pounds) champion eight months earlier by Emile Griffith. The first Torres-Tiger fight drew a crowd of 13,654 and a gross gate of $100,488 plus. ?60,$100,000 plus another $60,000 for f f f This time the.Garden is looking for a crowd of 10,000 and a gale of belween $75,000 and $100,000 plus another $0,000 for national television. New York will be blacked out of the television. Starting lime is 9 p.m., CDT. The first fight lacked knockdowns and real excitement. Hence, the expected smaller crowd. Fights .ilUiiilillllllilliUBIllliEllJIIilllllllllBlilSllllllEIUISlilillhilla. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PHIADELPHIA - Gypsy Joe Harris, 160, Philadelphia, outpointed Ted Wright, 159, De- Iroit, 10. BOSTON — Marion Conner, 184%, oulpoinled Levan Round tree, New York, 10. SAN FRANCISCO - Jimmy Lester, 15514, San Francisco, knocked out Mel Ferguson, 151, Los Angeles, 2. LAS VEGAS - Billy Daniels, 191, Brooklyn, knocked out Floyd Joyner, 212, Las Vegas, 1. MANCHESTER, England- Eduardo Corletti, 200, Argenli- 196, Soulh Africa, 10. Tiger, outweighed 175 pounds to 167, took the play in Ihe first Iwo rounds in a surprising lurn- with his body punching and finished strongly. • * * It was Torres' first loss in three years and snapped a 18- fighl victory streak. The general opinion among the experts agreed with Rouse — if Torres doesn't get away quickly, against a fighter who never has been stopped, he probably will lose. ' Tiger's record is 56-15-3, including 25 knockouts. Torres' record is 39-2-1, including'27 knockouts. He's been stopped once. •; . Riding Academy . 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