The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 26, 1967 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 26, 1967
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Wylhtvin* (Ark.) Courier Newt - Friday. M»y », 1MT - Piff MIAMI GITS (Super) BOWL N|*T YIAR "^ 'Summit' or Maybe 'Merger' Bowl? You Name It By MURRAY CHASS NEW YOUK (AP) - N6w that (he American and National • Football League have determined that Miami will be the site of their next championship game, they can settle down to the weighty matter of finding a suitable name (or it. Commissioner Pete Roztlle isn't ready to conduct a nationwide contest in in effort to find a title for the title game, but he has solicited the aid of newsmen covering (he pro football meetings which were to wind up today. Although they might not be winners—Rozelle is offering an unidentified prize if there is a winner—some of the early can- didates are the Merger Bowl, the Summit Bowl and The tiame. * * * Officially, the name of the |ame that will be played in Miami's Orange Bowl Jan. 14, 1968, between the champions Of the two leagues is fl« Aflr NFL World Champtonahlp Game. But by the tim* anyone could |«t all that Out, television would hav« miiied the first commercial. So the label Super Bowl be- cam* popular. It was born unintentionally as art offhand remark by Lamar Hunt, owner of the Kansas City Chiefs, and it grew and Jrew and grew—until it reached the point that there was Super Week, Super Sunday, Supar T«attt Super PUyera thd infinitum. * * * "We've never used Jufef iowl Officially, or unofficially," a Rozelle spokesman laid. 'N»t many peopli like It. It's a nickname, and it's a bad play on words. Everything became super this and super that." Cluk Awnert ebvieuely had *0r* important toatteri to dis- eusi on th« third day of the four-day meetings, but all that was Made puMic was the naming of the site of the second Super - oops - AFL-NFL World Championship Game. the first tame was held last Jan. IS in the Lot Angeles Col- lieum. The Orange BOwl, where tiie API, Dolphins play and which is being remodeled to accommodate 76,000, also Is the home of the NFL's Playoff Bowl, which last year attracted 58,088 (or a game between Philadelphia and Baltimore. BeforS selecting Miami and rejecting Loe Angeles, Rozella said, the owners considered bids from New Orleans and Houston. The Columbia Broadcasting System will pay (2.5 million for the rights to telecast the game. NBC will get the telecast of the game after the 1668 season, while CBS will have It again after the 1969 season when television contracts finally run out CBS telecasts NFL games, and NBC has AFL games. Ass't. AD Brick Gets AMES, Iowa - C. R. (Briek) Bickerstaff of Blytheville has been named assistant athletic director by Clay Stapleten, who is to,:become the Iowa State director of athletics July 1, it was announced by W. R. (Bill) Thompson, chairman of the Cyclone Athletic Coiw.41. Bickerstaff, a 1951 graduate ef Arkansas with a Masters Degree from Texas and a Ph. D. Degree from Burton College, has been head trainer at Iowa State since July, 1961. + * + The 47-year-old Biekersttff fcas been a coach-trainer at Texas, Arkansas State, New Mexico State, and Iowa State in addition to working with many coaching schools and tlin- ics nationwide. He played football for the Blytheville High Chickasaws In the late 1930s, Brick was a guard. Races Tonight, Sunday Time trials for stock car races tonight at Osceola Speed-, t, way are scheduled at 8:30 and the races at 1:39. '. | Top super-modified drivers, among them Hooker Hood of; I Memphis, Otto Scrape and Wayne Woodward of Blytheville, • * Chuck Amati from Illinois; and classy Class C pilots such as Rufus Bishop of Osceola, and Arnold Hicks and Jerry; Kuykendall of Blytheville, are expected to run. Hood was the top A driver at Blytheville Speedway last Sunday. The Blytheville track is offering a holiday purse of $1,500 this Sunday. , General admission at both tracks is $1.50 for adults. «m« »**•»««»«»« BICKERSTAFF Windy, Hot, High Scores At Okie Open By BILL LITTLE Associated Press Sports writer OKLAHOMA ; CITY (AP) - If predictions win tournaments, Jack Rule Jr. and Kermit Zarley should finish well at the $66,000 Oklahoma City Open. On a hot, windy day Thursday. Rule, who won here in 1965, and Zarley, a former'NCAA champion, shot ttiree-under-par «9s te claim a one-stroke lead. : Gary Player, Miller Barber and unknown Larry Ziegler were at 70. • The tournament appeared headed toward the highest cutoff this year, with the wind pushing the projected cutoff to 151, seven strokes over par. » * * . . • "I think my game has ma t'ured greatly in the last few months," Zarley said. "I'm ready to win a tournament." Zarley missed a three-foot put! on the last hole which would have given him the lead. Rule, whose last tour victory was here in 1965, commented, "In order to win a tournament, you have to like the course and I certainly like it here." Rule is the only former champion playing this year. Arnold Palmer is the only man to win the title twice. Last year's winner was Tony Lema, who died in a plane crash last summer. Rule and Zarley had lots ol challengers for the lead. More than 50 golfers were bunched within five strokes. * * * Ziegler, whose 15 tour tourneys this year have netted only $450, had a 32 on Ms second nine. Doug Sanders, limping from a bad knee caused by a blood clot, shot a one-over-par 7S. U.S. Open Champion Billy Casper, considered among tht favorites, Waw to a ftrtMver- par on the back nine and came in at 74. . . ..._ Million-Dollar Showdown Suit by Hawks By LEW FERGUSON Associated Press Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Professional basketball's legal war flared into a million-dollar court showdown Thursday when two more National Basketball Association teams filed suits to try to block the jumping of stars to the new American Basketball Association. The St. Louis Hawks filed companion suits in U.S. District Court here to enjoin fteir rookie star, Lou Hudson, from playing with the Minnesota Muskies of the ABA. The Hawks also seek $3 million damages. The San -Francisco Warriors filed suit in San Francisco seeking to prevent Clyde Lee from going to New Orleans of the ABA. The Warriors seek $1 million plus an unspecified amount Memphis, AM&N In A-Srare Meet JONESBORO—An impressive array of track talent from two of the mid-south's finest track schools, Memphis State University and Arkansas AM&N College, have entered the Festival of Champions invitational meet tO be staged at Arkansas State Universiy's Kays Stadium June 3. ' Six individual event entrants and both 440-yard and mile relay teams from each school give AM&N' and Memphis State two of the largest delegations in the Festival, sponsored by the Jonesboro Exchange Club. Tickets for the classic are on sale at the downtown Jonesboro banks and at Keller's Sporting Goods in Jonesboro or they may be ordered from Box DDDD, Arkansas State University, State College, Ark. 72467. Prices are $1.50 for finish line seats $1 for adults and 50 cents for students. I of damages. * * * Previously, tha t/w AB|*le» Lakers of the NBA filed suit t» attempt to stop Jim Barnes from going to Dallas of the ABA. Hudson, runner-up 16 Detroit's Dave Bing in the NBA's Rookie- of-fte-Yesr voting this past season, signed a three-year eon- tract with Minnesota last week, reportedly for between »150,000 and $200,000. Lee, former Vanderbilt All- America, reportedly has signed a two-year, $90,006 contract with NSw Orleans. At issue is the rtsfcrve clause in NBA contracts, which the established league contends binds a player to a team for at • least one year after he. com pletes a conlff.ct.. ' * * The NBA's reserve clause Is similar to that of baseball, but a crucial difference is ttiat baseball enjoys immunity from the antitrust laws under Supreme Court sanction. Basketball has no sued solid legal support,-and it is under the antitrust laws that ABA attorneys will , challenge the NBA contracts. The NBA reserve clause specifies that when a player's contract is expiring, he is offered a new contract by Sept. 1 of that year. If he does not sign by Oct. 1, the old contract is considered in effect for the coming year, with the player subject to a 23 per cent pay cut. Coach and GM TORONTO (AP) - Hector Marinaro, coach ef the Toronto Falcons, also was named general manager of the Nation! Prefessionl Soccer League team today. The Falcons are in last place in the circuit's Western Division. PARIS (AP) - Rain teld wtather and gusty winds have conspired te postpone play in the French International Tennis Tournament and only two players have won second-round matches. The weather prevented all but lix singles matches from being ilayed Thursday and one of hm was almost stopped by an impromptu strike. Sergei Ukatchtv of Russia stopped playing In the fourth set of hit match with Graham Stillwell of Great Britain, until metqen were brought out to back up the referees. Stillwell agreed that Lik- atchev had been the victim of some bad ealls and the linesmen wtre hastily summoned, The Russian then went on to win the final sets and the match 2-6, 4-6, «-4, W, H. Jackie Jen*en Gets TV Job RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jackie Jensen, former major leagu* baseball and college football star, was named sports director Thursday of television station KTVN. Station General Manager Lee Hirshland said Jensen would begin his duties when the station goes en the air June 4. Jensen, 40, played with New York, Washington and Bosten in the American League. He was the league's Most Valuable Player of 19M. •IIIIINIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIllllllllllllllinillllUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIIIIIII! Fights iiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiii By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BALTIMORE—Sweet Herbie Lee, 142, (Washington, outpoint ed Dick Diveronica, Hi, Canastota, N.Y., 10. LOS ANGELES-Irish Lea Kesey, 134, Eugene, Ore. knocked out Lenny Lopez, 132 Pasadena, Calif., 3. LOS ANGELES-Raul Roj«« 130, San Pedro, Calif., knoeket out Vincente Derado, 130, Ar gentina, 15. Rojas won Califor nia version of world junior light weight title. D. A. Dritlein, Blytheville A. F. B. plays Tigerino-wins $50 at Southgate Esso, Blytheville, Ark. HUMBLE (union Netter leef A Lint About — Bye-Bye, Blackbirds! Jr. Hi Eagles Win 19-3 Fishing By WOODY Scoring 17 runs in the third Inning, Miss Anderson's Eagles defeated Bisher's Blackbirds 163 in YMCA Junior High girls softball league yesterday afternoon. Wapanocca remains about the only lake in this area which is fishable. The rest are clearing but there's just tea much water yet. As usual the diehards are seeking the unusual places, flooded by the high river, to try to catch a few fish. Some manage to cltch a reputable amount-of fish and for others it is just an opportunity to burn off a little fishing fever until better fishing returns. * * * Ran into James Williams this morning and he was catching up on his work so he could take off to Kentucky Lake tonight for a weekend of fishing. He said the crappie had been running mostly in the small class but a few larger ones were being caught now. * * * A story in a metropolitan newspaper quoted a psychiatrist as saying fishing would be classified as work as a person sometimes puts as much or more effort fishing as he does on his regular job. This also would apply to such sports as golf, baseball, softball, tennis and others. That may be so, but many .people can. testify it is the most satisfying .work they have ever don*. You don't hear too many pttrsons say they are going to quit fishing. Personally, I think the pay. chiatrist needs 'to see his psychiatrist.- SARASOTA SPRINGS, N.Y. (API—Bert Mulholland, 83-year- old trainer of George D, Widener's dorses, will be inducted Into the Hall of Fame in the National Museum Of Racing here in August. Except for the third frame, when winners combined 13 bast hits and a rash of Blackbird errors for 17 runs, it was a well played game. * * * Blackbirds collected two.^of their three runs in the first ijj- ning, but Eagles matched it-in the lower half. Neither team scratched in the second, and a ! budding Blackbird rally in the fifth was snuffed out with only one marker. Pit Crews at the 500 Get Chance to Practice Today Defending Champs Triumph at Spa HOT SPIRNGS, Ark. (API- Jack House of Swanee- Mission Kans., and James Quinn o Kansas City .Mo., defending champions in 'the. Belvedere Country .-Club's Celebrity Four- ball Golf Tournament, won a one - up first round victory over Irvin Glsdsteifl of McAk ester, Okla., and Jack Allen of Lawton, Okla., here Thursday. * * * Dudley Beard and Henry Thomas took medalist honors with a «9 in a playoff with E.L. Larry and Paul Bryne of Natchez, Miss., who had tied them in the qualifying round Wednesday. Larry and Bryne later lost a one-up decision to Bud Gamp- bell and Gray Linzell of Little Rock. The tournament ends Sunday. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) Qualifiers for the 500-mile auto race May 30 were to take their final practice runs at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway today, with track workouts centering on carburetion tests and mechanical adjustments. Pit crews were allocated three hours practice time after the track was cleared. Smooth and rapid refueling action in the pits is considered a key factor in the Memorial Day,race. The Yankee 300 stock, car race at Indianapolis Raceway Olympic Leaden NEW YORK (AP) - George Hoie of Oconomowoc, Wis., will be the manager and Ken Henry of Lake Bluff, HI., will be the coach of the men's and women's U.S. speed skating teams in the 1968 Olympics at Grenoble, France. The announcement was made Thursday by the U.S. Olympic Committee. jPark Saturday wil provide a weekend Interlude for number of MO qualifiers. Speedway drivers committed to the stock event over the 1.7-mlle course included Mario Andrew, who paced 500 qualifying this year witft a record 168.982 m.p.h, and two-time 500 winner A, J. Foyt. Yankee 300 entrants were to practice this afternoon, with about 55 entries expected to attempt qualifications Saturday morning. The Yankee 300 will start at 1 p.m. The 500 field will reassemble for the annual drivers' meeting Monday to confer on race rules. The bad start last- year, in which 11 cars were eliminated frm the race, will be reviewed. PUEBLA, Mexico — Manuel Ramos, 202, Mexico, knocked put Floyd Joyner, 205, Los Angeles, 2. INDIANAPOLIS,.Ind. (AP)The 100-Mile-An-Hour Club, an exclusive racing organization of men who have gone the complete distance in the 500-mile race here without relief since speeds reached 100 miles an hour, inducted Graham Hill of London as its newest member Thursday Bight. nnoiincma John Logan Now Associated With The Max Logan Realty Company Phone PO 2-2500 Max Logan Realty Co. MO A«e. join the swingers THE TRUE OLD-STYLE KENTUCKY BOURBON Buell W. Carter, MFA Agent 607 N. 6th Phone PO 3-3361 \SrOCKCAK KACK\ EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT Time Triala 6:30 p.m, (DST) Races 8:30 (DST) Super Modified & "C" Claw Cars Osceola Speedway "SOUTH'S FAST GUMBO TRACK" "WHS*e THt ACTION K" 1-55 & 140 - 4 Milea W*at of Oaceola

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