The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 27, 1967 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 27, 1967
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The View from Hera ED HAYES It's a 'Major' Problem THIS MISSISSIPPI SPORTS WRITER WAS CARRYING on like a southern gentleman wno just spilled his mint julep. "I've never seen anything like it," he said. "It doesn t make sense. We have a fine baseball program in our town "from teenie on up. But when they get out ol Legion baseball there's nothing for 'em to do. I'm telling you, it docMi t By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Don't look now, but here come the Orioles. Somewhat sluggish from a stumbling start, Baltimore has weaved its way up through the American League standings and today Hank Bauer's defending world champions are breathing the heady air fo third place. ppi (like a lot of other states, I reckon) has its problems, including a shaky American Legion program, but its post-Legion dropoff is not necessarily an imbroglio indigenous to Mississippi. . , . "Once in awhile someone gets up a semipro learn but they hardly need bother," Mississippi said. "They come in and ask me for a big P re-game story . . . and I give it to em and then when I call for the results they tell me the other team couldn't make it. Makes me and the paper look like a fool. You know what I mean? "And they never seem to have enough players for some reason. One team always ends up borrowing a player or two Irom the other side. They seldom start on lime. Some of the players show up in bluejeans. Then they have^the nerve to charge spectators a dollar a head for all this.' He shook- his head indignantly. I smiled sympathetically after I was sure it was not I doing the talking and him the listening. You see, for awhile there, I wasn't at all positive. * * * .There are some leagues to make use of this young manpower but all in all it's a widespread problem. BIytheville does not have a league for college-age students, nor a semipro team. So far Osceola doesn't have a player pool this year, either, and Ray Mann, the man the area players looked to each summer, indicated he does not plan to assemble one. "I'd like to see someone have a team," Ray said. Wiffl the kind of players they had last summer, and with another year's experience, they'd really have something." * * * Ray has done his share down through the years and has qualified to step cut without squirming. Dean Wagner, I hear, has organized a team at Manila but is using primarily Manila and Leachville guys. . BIytheville and near neighbors have the personnel lor a strong team but right there it lies. Wihtout a strong organizational man to absorb all the worry add effort, they don t have much chance. Even with him they have acute schedule uncertainty. Major league people could solve the difficulty with an outlay of $5,000, more or less, to get a league going but, businessmen that they are, they prefer to sink ?20,000 or more into one player. So it goes. I told the Mississippi writer to get started on a different story. His was not novel. Fix another mint julep and forget it. * * * FOUR-DOT DATA: Among the 48 athletes who received letters in spring sports at Arkansas State, there was only one from Blyheville, Jimmy Green, an outfielder on the Southland Conference champion club .... Jerry Hudgins' record at Toronto in the International League is one win, two losses, 21 innings, allowed 19 hits and nine walks, has struck out 12 and has a 3.86 ERA Wonder if any BIytheville area girl can top this? The public high school record for a girl throwing a softball is 203 feet.... Ike Tomlinson, Arkansas state, has been named spring coach-of-the-year in Hie SLC .... A bill that would have required pro wrestlers to "compete honestly to the best of their ability" was defeated 7-2 by a senate committee. Well, you see, the trouble here, to some wreslers "the best of their ability" means yanking a piece of string from their trunks and honestly strangling their opponents with it. LAND IN THIRD PLACE f-li Iff mm ^ - Orioles Fly Right Relief Hurler Is Rugged: Travs Expire in the 14th with the Soniw It's not ttie rarified atmosphere of first place which the Moles enjoyed almost all of ast year, but it's much better han the dingy cellar surround- ngs they occupied just two weeks ago. The Birds won their ninth ame in the last 12 Friday night, nipping Boston 4-3 on strong relief pitching of Moe Jrabowsky. In other American jeague games, Cleveland edged New York 4-5, Minnesota blanked Kansas City 5-0, Detroit >attered Washington 10-5 and California split a douleheader with Chicago, winning 7-2 before osing 2-1. * + + Baltimore jumped out to a 4-0 lead and Dave McNally struck out seven Boston hitters in the first lour innings. But the Red Sox knocked him out in the fifth with run-scoring singles by Reggie Smith arid Mike Ryan. That brought on Drabowsky, and the veteran reliever allowed only one hit the rest of the way. Drabwsky get credit for the victory, his third this season and ninth straight over two years with the Orioles. Dave Johnson scored Baltimore's first run after a first inning double and drove in two more with a single in the fourth. Cftarlie Smith's two-base throwing error in the eighth inning set up Cleveland's winning •un against the Yankees. Joe Azcue .rapped a sharp jrounder to third and when Smith threw wild on the hit, Azcue raced all the way to third. Perdro Gonazlez followed with a base hit. Max Alvis accunted for the first three Cleveland runs with a iiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnniniiinniininiininiinininniiini Friday third inning home run against loser Fritz Peterson. Steve Bargan, who went the distance for the victory, allowed all three Yankee runs in the second when New York bunched five singles. The Twins jolted Jim Nash for three runs in the first inning and got five-hit pitching from Jim Merritt to blank the Athlet- :s. Minnesota loaded the bases with none out in the first, but Nash seemed on the verge of escaping the jam when he itruck out Harmon Killebrew COURIER NEWS SPOILS Saturday, May 27, 1967 PAGE SIX ..iiiiiiiiiiniiiiliHiinimimmmiiniiliniiliililllliilllii: and got Tony Oliva on a pop fly. But he walked Bob Allison on four pitches, forcing in one run, and then Rich Rollins punched a two-run single. Killebrew smacked a two-run homer in the fifth and Merritt breezed to his second victory, striking out nine. * * * The Tigers battered five Washington pitchers for 14 hits and came from behind to rip the Senators. No Pay for Cleveland Owner NFL Has New NEW YORK (AP) - The office of president of the National Fotball League has became an unpaid, temporary position under the new pro football setup of ever-increasing centralized authority in Commissioner Pete Rozelle. Art Modell, owner of the * * * ruary. Rozelle, By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BATTJNG-Joe Morgan, Astros, slammed a home run, a double and two singles driving in four runs and scoring three times as Houston battered Chicago 17-4. PITCHING-Don Cardwell, Mets, hurled a three-hitter, striking out eight and shut out .Atlanta 1-0. HOMERS HALT CARDS 8th Win for Juan By DICK COUCH setbacks at the start of the sea-,base. Associated Press Sports Writer]son. The Dominican dandy has When Juan Marichal entertains the Los Angeles Dodgers, it's a Candlestick Park breeze. But whenever — and wherever — Roberto Clemente and the Cincinnati Reds run into each other, it's a fight for survival. Marichal became the major leagues' first eight-game winner Friday night by scattering six hits as the San Francisco Giants beaten the Dodgers twice this year. Clemente, the league's leading hitter, settled an 11-day-old score with Cincinnati by breaking up the extra-inning struggle at Pittsburgh. When the clubs opened a three-game series at Cincinnati on May 15 Clemente drove in seven runs with three homers and a double, only to trimmed the visiting Dodgers 4-1 fi _ 7 1- Clemente, meanwhile, continued his one-man crusade against Cincinnati by stroking a come out on the short end of an ogauioi ~....—.-.. ~j_ --- ~ Marichal's job an easy fling. He bases-loaded single in the: 12th blgnked {he Dod untjl {he inning that gave the Pittsburgh _ wh(m wmje Davis , run . Pirates a 6-5 nod over the Na- sco g averted g shm . finnnl T.pflffnp leaders. I -_.i 1-7, 10-inning decision. Home runs by Jim Hart, in the second inning, and Ollie Brown, in the fourth, made tional League leaders. In other NL action, Philadel-i phia topped St. Louis 7-4 on Don Lock's three-run homer, New York nipped Atlanta 1-0 on Don Cardwell's three-bitter and Houston flattened Chicago 17-4 in a club-record scoring spree. In taming the Dodgers for the 14th time in 14 Candlestick Park decisions, Marichal ran his winning string to eight after three out. The Reds, however, gave Clemente a dizzy run for his money. He singled in the first inning, was robbed of an extra- base hit by right fielder Tommy Cleveland Browns, will double in brass as a personable NFL president with a fine public relations sense while running his own club's affairs, at least until the next league meetings in Feb- , busily reorganizing his office and expanding the staff of the commissioner to implement the full merging of the NFL, and American Football League by the 1970 target date, thus gave up one of the two hats he has been wearing. * * * As both commissioner of the two leagues and commissioner of the NFL, Rozelle had found himself in a difficult position. Now Modell will make all statements involving the NFL from his Cleveland office and will work with Rozelle on fulfilling the merger. Milt Woodard, elected president of the AFL after the June merger, will continue in that ost. He is a salaried official. Pete Rozelle Johnny Callison crashed a pair of homers for the Phillies and Rich Allen singled across the tying run in the eighth before Lock connected. * * * The Mets' Cardwell made Jerry Buchek's second inning home run stand up against the Braves, who have scored in only one inning of their last three starts and have had just eight hits during that stretch. The Astros walloped four homers, good for 10 runs, in topping llieir previous high of 16 runs, scored againsl the Mets in 1962. Rusty Staub and Joe Morgan hit three-run homers while Jim Wynn and Ron Davis belted two-run shots. State Final Is Tonight ' PINE BLUFF Ark. (AP) ; _ Fort Smith St. Anne's and Green County Tech of Paragould are scheduled to ; meet tonight in the final , of the stale High School 1 Basebal! tournament here. = The game originally was scheduled for Friday, but was postponed because of '.. commencement exercises at both schools. fsiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniii Harper the third, and chopped a hard grounder in the fifth that got through shortstop Leo Cardenas for a two-run error. With the score tied 2-2 in the seventh, the Pirates' superstar struck out. With the game deadlocked 4-4 in the ninth, he reached base on another error by Cardenas, but was thrown out at the plate trying to score from second on a passed ball. Finally, after Uncy reliever Darrell Osteen loaded the bases on a walk and two hit batters in the 12th, Clemente delivered the hit to left field that broke a 5-5 tangle. ¥ * Y Lock capped a four-run Phila- i delphia rally in the eight inning j with his three-run blast after getting a life when Cards second baseman Phil Gagliano misjudged his foul pop outside first Date in London LONDON (AP) — Vicente Saldivar, the Mexican holder of the world featherweight boxing championship, will arrive June 2 to complete his training for his title defense June 15 against Howard Winstone at Cardiff, and European champion. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COCOA BEACH, Fla.-George Chuvalo, 216, Toronto, stopped Willie Besmanoff, 212, Cocoa Ex-Fighter Convicted PATERSON, N.J. (AP) Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who slugged his way from state prison to a near miss at a world'r boxing championship, faces i ifc sentence for a triple barroom murder. The 30-year-old former mid dleweight contender and a codefendant, John Artis, 21, were convicted Friday on three counts of first- degree murder They were accused of shoot ing down a bartender and tw customers .with a shotgun and pistol in a local tavern in the early morning hours last June 17. The stale had sought th death penalty but the jury rec ommended life imprisonment. Superior Court Judge Samue A. Larner scheduled formal sen tencing for June 29. He can im pose the three life sentence concurrently or consecutively If concurent, the defendants wi be eligible for parole after 1 years. The jury of eight men an four women deliberated for 5V hours. Carter dropped a close dec sion in a middleweight title boi against champion Joey Giarde loin December 1964. Beach, 2. SEATTLE, Kirkman, 197, stopped Eddie San Francisco, 3. Wash. — Boon Renton, Wash Machen, 20314 BRING THE KIDS! Is Your Lawn Mower Dogging \\ Around? If So. . .Let An Expert Pep It Up. Complete Tune-Up For Any Make or Model. Free Pick-up & Delivery GOOSEY'S Tire Shop & Garage No. 6th & W. Moultrie igriT Dick McAuliffe tagged three hits for Detroit and Dave Wickersham pitched five innings of one-hit relief to earn the victory. Washington jumped on starter Joe Sparma for three runs in the first inning on four hits, a hit batsman and a sacrifice fly. Sparma gave up two more runs jefore Wickersham took over in lie fourth. Don Mincher clouted a three- run homer and Pete Cimino juried 7 2-3 innings of scoreless relief as the Angels took the iThite Sox in the opener. Mincher's shot highlighted a :our-run California first, and Chicago trailed all the way. The White Sox gained the split when Ron Hansen's eighth inning sacrifice fly snapped a 1-1 tie in the nightcap. Prez "Since we announced our plans to merge into a single ex- )anded league by 1970 last June 1," said Rozelle, "we have met nthe same hotel, held a common draft and arranged preseason games for this season. At this meeting, we have seen Cincinnati added as tiie 10th team to the AFL. Now we have a president of each league. We are working out the rest of our reorganization plans." * * * In the future there will be an AFL-NFL Ail-Star game, proba- )ly not before Jan. 1971, accord- ng to Rozelle and the owners. They cite various commitments, including two television con- Tacts that would make it impossible to start before that date. However, the players think they may be able to remove some of the obstacles and paly the game before 1971. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bill Sudakis homered and Mel Corbo singled ahead of John Butlers triple Friday night to furnish two runs in the top of the 14th inning and give Albuquerque a 6-4 Texas League baseball victory over Arkasas. John Duffie, who had gone the route eight times in a row, finally got his come uppance with two away in the ninth when Joe Hague singled for the 16tn Arkansas hit to drive in the run that tied the score at 4-4. * * * Joe Robinson came on and retired the next 14 men for Albuquerque and by that time had a two-run lead in the top of the 14th. With two out, Robinson got Hague to pop up to end the game. Amarillo and El Paso split a pair of seven-inning Texas Upset in Four-Ball HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) The Belvedere Country Club Celebrity Four-ball golf tournament's semi-finals ended in an upset victory over Bud Campbell and Gray Linzell of Little Rock who scored a one-up victory over defending champions Jack House of Swanee Mission, Kan., and James Quinn of Kansas City, Mo., here Friday. Don Stone and John Townsend Jr., of Houston, Tex., defeated Archie Parson of Hot Springs and A. C. Langley of Malvern, two and one in other championship action. Finals in the tournament will be played Sunday. ST. LOUIS — Buster Mathis, 224H, Grand Rapids, Mich., stopped Sonny Moore, 196%, Dallas, 5. Riding Academy Join to on the fun — come out and let me teach son to ride a horse for only $2.00 per hour. SAM FINCHER Ph. )O 4-3848 3 Miles SE Big Lake Bridge League gamea, «•> - ----winning (he 4-0 opener and "51 Paso taking the nightcap 3-1. In the other doubleheader ol he evening, Austin kayoed Dalas-Fort Worth 6-3 and 6-4. Albuquerque is at Arkansas again tonight, Austin is at Dalas-Fort Worth and El Paso a at Amarilio. Albuquerque 200 020 000 000 02-« 15 1 000 100 111 000 00-4 16 1 Duffie J- 'Robinson (?) and Sizemore; DiFabio, Campisi (6) Cecil (9) Hamende (11) Robertson (14) and Procopio, Smith. W-J Robinson (2-0) L — Hamende (4-3). HR-Albuquerque, Sudakis (1). TRADE UP NOW TO A YAZOO BIGWHEEL ^ YAZOO/— , ^ 1 "y lo ..o... to utm iiHitniX JUST ARRIVED! 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It alone provides a youngster with an opportunity to put muscle into what he is taught in school, by putting him in a part-time business where he buys at wholesale and sells at retafl? serves all kinds of people; keeps his own records; makes his own collections; and discovers the rewards of salesmanship. Here he learns, before hie classmates, the importance of responsibility, seK-reHance, punctuality and courtesy, and adopte righ*, attitudes about what will be essential to his future success. Encouraged by parents who realize the many benefits which com* from route management and by men who are interested » awl trained to work with boys, he wffl Borne day look back on hi* newspaper route experience and say "This was when I really started growing up". If yon hour a son or knout of a youngster who might wmiiarly prof* iy honing ntuopaper route atpa-i***, pkone or write to our BLYTHtVILLE COURIER NEWS

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