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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 9

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 29, 1967
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MytJwvffl* (Ark.) Courier Newt - Mandy, Mty *, Corning Kicks One, Loses Another to DCs By ED HAYES Sports Editor Mercifully they agreed to call the game after six innings. It was a seven-inning proposition originally but what was the use of going any farther? Yes, both sides knew all about gung ho and esprit de corps and don't-give-up-the. ship and all that, but 25-4? Really. '. : Besides, it was 90-degree •; hOt. * * * The second game was . more respectable. Downright :/ interesting. The Blytheville Dud Casons won it also, 2-0, this one going seven innings as the 1967 American Legion baseball season opened at Light Brigade Field yesterday afternoon with a bang-bang. There were .two victims, the Corning baseball team and the official scorekeeper. In the first game the scorekeeper's head was spinning faster than the Blytheville boys were running the bases. And the way the Corning kids were kicking the ball around you would've thought maybe they got their sports mixed up from watching too much television. This was baseball, not soccer. * * * Corning was docked with eight errors in the first game. It could've been worse. The scorekeeper was generous about it even though he was running out oi space and patience. Walt Hampton was very generous also. He was Blytheville's season - starting starter. He walked in a run in the first inning. Then with runners aboard in the second inning the pitcher opened the door for two more Corning runs when he lobbed the ball wildly to third on a faint-hearted pick- off attempt. Dwight Williams changed pitchers in the fourth inning. Not that Hampton was in trouble. By now the score had rocketed to 13-4. But he wanted a look at Tommy Kelly. * * * The Irishman dished up something worth looking at when he struck out the leadoff swinger in the fourth and got the next two on feeble infield taps. He didn't have any trouble at all until Gern Brashears cracked one over the head of Searcy Mears in right field in the sixth inning. Mears scrambled after it, lunged heroically, fell and smacked his head against the fence. Who said there wasn's any gung ho in this game? With a wrenched back and scuffed face, Mears had to leave the game. In his one turn at bat (from the left side of the plate) Mears lofted a soft two-bagger over third base in the fourth inning when the Blytheville boys'scored eight runs. Brashears was the losing pitcher, allowing 14 hits. Corning had five safeties. Jimmy Wagner, Ronnie Howell and Kenny Beard all had three hits for Blytheville. * * * Howell went all the way for Blytheville in the nighty. 'He threw a solid three-hitter. A pretty good swinger with the bat himself, Howell drove in the second game's first run with a single in the second inning. Buddy Layton's infield single brought in the second run in the next inning. Gene Crafton was the loser but allowed only five hits. * * * Coming's boys might've had a good excuse for a sloppy showing. They had played past midnight Saturday winning 6-4 at Poplar Bluff. "You wouldn't believe this was the same team," groaned Al Brashears, Corning skipper. FIRST GAME Coming 121 00 0 • ! » Blrthevllle 616 81s. 25 14 4 WP—Hampton. u>—Brashera. Umpires—Freddy RounRavall and OHte McAdoo. SECOND GAME Corning —• <K» 000 0 0 3 > Blyihevllle Oil 000 2 5 1 WP—Howell. LP—Cratton. Um- S lres—McAdoo and Rounsavall. fflclal Bcorekeeper—Paul Human. UNDER TWO FLAGS Busy, Busy Weekend for DCs Blytheville's American Legion team has a rugged schedule of baseball here this weekend, starting with a 7:30 game Thursday night against Cedar Grove Dairy of Memphis. Friday, the action is against Helena, a twi-nighter at 5-30. Saturday there is a 7:30 battle with Union Chevrilot of Memphis; and Sunday afternoon the Dud Casons' visitor is Whitehaven at 2:30 . St. Anne's State Champion OSCEOLA CARD TUESDAY Oh, That Hooker! SOCCER By THE ASSOCIATE PRESS National League Eastern Division W.LT.Pts.GFGA Pittsburgh .. 6 3 2 673427 Atlanta .5. 2 2 53 8 Baltimore .... 4 2 3 471412 Philadelphia . 3 2 2 32 8 5 New York ....2 6 2 301218 Western.Division St. Louis .... 6 2 2 591811 Los Angeles ..3 4 5 471419 California .... 4 3 2 431413 Cicago 2 4 5381115 Toronto. 1 8 1 22 3 26 Saturday's Results Atlanta 2, Pittsburgh 1 New York 3, Califonia 0 Only games scheduled Sunday's Games Philadelphia 7, Toronto 2 Baltimore 2, St. Louis 0 Chicago 1, Los Angeles 1, be Today's Games No games scheduled 'United Soccer Association Eastern Division W. L. T. Pts. GF GA Cleveland 100221 Boston 0 0 1 1 \ \ New-York .... 0 0 1 1 1 1 Toronto « » 1 1 J \ Washington .... 0 10012 Western Division San Francisco 100261 Dallas 1 0 0 2 1 « Houston 0 * 1 1 J Los Angeles ..001111 Cicago 0 1 0 0 0 1 Vancouver ... 0 10 0 1 * . Saturday's Results •'.:. Los Angeles 1, Houston I, tie Only game sceduled Sunday's Results Detroit 1, Boston 1, tie Dallas 1, Chicago 0 Toronto 1, New York 1, tie i Sin Francisco 6 Vancouver 1 Only games scheduled Today's Garnet • No games scheduled State Miltr Tops LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Hard tag'* Jim Crawford, Arkansas's . best-wer mller, has been voted the state's top amateur athlete :ior the month of AprB. Crawford ran a 4:04.3 while finishing third In the Texu R«Uy», and then UnWied third to 4:04.2 in th« Kansas Relay. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) —I American auto race drivers,! who have watched a Scotsman' and an Englishman wheel into Victory Lane for two straight years, have sound hopes of end- ng the trend Tuesday in the ilst 500-mile Memorial Day race. Parnelli Jones of Torrance, Calif., a former winner, was virtually conceded his second victory in the event if his revolutionary STP-Pratt & Whitney turbine car holds together for the distance. Italian-born but thoroughly Americanized Mario Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., will start from the No. 1 position and carry tfo. 1 on his car. He earned the numerals separately, the pole Foreign Trend to End? U.S. Pilots Rate Little League Opener Tonight Blytheville Little League's sear-n-opening program tonight: Rotary vs. Lions at 6:30; :o be followed by Holiday Inn vs. Zenite. Games are played at Federal Compress. Cecil Wins Buzick JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Cecil White of Memphis won the J. D. Buzick Memorial, golf tournament here Sunday in a sudden-death playoff with Jim Balch of Little Rock. White, 21,. a former Memphis State golfer, shot a 74 to finish three rounds of regular play with a 54-hole total of 210. Balch gained the tie with a 72. , White shot a par three on the third hole Of the playoff, while Balch slipped to a double bogey five. , start with a record 168.982 qua! ifying speed in a Brawner 3awk Ford, the one painted on iis car by winning the U.S Auto Club championship last year. * * * The front row will be rounded out by international racer Dan Gurney of Costa Mesa, Calif, one of the game's smoothes drivers, in one of his own Eaglf Pprds, and Gordon Johncock o Hastings, Mich., who finishet third last year, 'in a Gerliardt Ford. .... . Although Jones' qualifyin, speed earned him only a sec ond-row start, he had beer babying an ailing gear box on the 10-mile trial run. After new transmission was built bj an Indianapolis firm special izing in helicopter gears, Jonei showed • in practice he , could pass anybody in the field. Jones, .1963 winner,.will share the second row'with A'. J. Foyt Jr. of^ Houston, Tex., the 1962 and 1964 winner, and' Feyt's teammate, former motorcycle champion Joe Leonard, San Jose, Calif., in Foyt-designed Coyote Fords., The third row lineup will : be Lloyd Ruby, Wichita. Falls, Tex., who was winning the '66 race until his engine failed, and brothers Bobby 'and Al Unse'r of a famous Albuquerque,- N.M., racing family. ; '' * ¥ * ! V : Mechanical^ troubles'and late qualifications left the five foreign starters far back in>' the field. Jim Clark of Scotland, 1965 winner, will start 16th; Denis Hulme of New Zealand 24th; Jackie Stewart of Scotland 29th;, 1966 winner Graham Hill of England 31st, and Jechen Rindt of Austria 32nd. BRING THE KIDS! MINIATURE TRAIN RUNS EVERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON; ^ WALKER PARK, BLYTHEVILLE, ARK. That Hooker Hood is something, isn't he? The Memphian blew the engine of his supermodified stock car just before the Class A feature at Blytheville Speedway last night- hut still finished in first place. He did it in a car borrowed from Otto Scrape of Blytheville. Starting at the rear he put on a masterful show in a fancy field and in front of a capacity crowd. Although Otto didn't drive at all himself last night his car dragged in $320 and a trophy. Earl Jones finished second in the Class A slow heat. It was a colorful program. There were hangups in almost every race Some were spectacular. Buford Ward of Memphis, driving the local car built by Sellers-and-Dyer, won the Class C feature. Osceola Speedway is offering a special holiday program Tuesday night, time trials at 6:30, races at 8:30. Don Morris: Osceola track manager, said Ward, Pete Goulsby and many other top drivers of the mid-south ' assured him they'd be on hand. The list includes former Blytheville resident Don Kerbough who now lives in Memphis. Kerbough won the Class A feature it West Memphis last week. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Don Stone and John Townsen won the Belvedere Countrj Club's Celebrity Four-ball go! tournament here Sunday. WANTED Men - Women from tin l< md »'«• r»P«" now for U.S. CIvU Service Job openings during the next 12 months. Government positions pay nirtt starting salaries. They provide much greater security than private employment and excellent opportunity lor. advancement. Many positions require little or no specialized education or experience. But to get one of these Job, yon must pass m test. The competition is keen and in some cases only one out of five pass. Lincoln Service has helped thousands prepare for 'these tests every year since 1948. It Is one of the largest and oldest privately owned schools of Its kind and is not connected with the Government. For FREE Booklet on Government jobs, including list of positions and salaries, fill out coupon and mail at once—TODAY. You wUl also get fuU details on how you can prepare yourself fox these tests. Don't delay—ACT NOW! Lincoln Service, Dept. 2-3B Ptkln, Illinois I am very much Interested. Plewe send me absolutely FREE (1) A list of U.S. Government potiUoni »nd salaries; (2) Information on how to qualify for a U.S. Government Job. Name , Street . City .. Phone State PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -| itcher Dave Lundquist struck ut 13 and pitched a three-hitter s Fort Smith St. Anne's won he state High School Baseball ournament here Saturday, de- eating Greene County Tech 5-1. It was Lundquist's third vie- ory over the tournament. Fred Davis drove in two runs in the fourth with a single to enter. Lundquist scored the luffaloes' first run on a passed all. Stacy Hardwick homered or two runs in the sixth. Lundquist struck out 35 in hree games and had pitched 8 consecutive scoreless innings lefore allowing a run in the ifth. He was one of two St. Anne's players named to the All-State team. The other was Stan Holleman, a third baseman. * * .* The other All-Staters were Bill White, Gillett, first base; Larry Winberry, Greene County Teh, second base; Carroll Jinton, Greenwood and Stan rlollemaB, St. Anne's, third jase; John Thipps, Greenwood; Frank Williams, Greene County Tech, second base; Carroll son, Leachville, right field; Kenneth Sullivan, Lonoke, center 'ield; Dave Lundquist, St. Anne's and Duke McDaniels, ireenwood, pitchers; Ben Blay- :ock, Greenwood and Carolos Reddick, Greene County Tech, catchers; Charles Daniels, Joe T. Robinson, utility man, and Joe Stanfill, Greene Counts Tech, best all around player. 'Holiday' at BAF3 Attraction at the Blytheville Air Force Base golf course tomorrow is an 18-hole, two-ball Holiday Tournament. The links are closed on Mondays. SEARCY MEARS . . .And a Souvenir Pee Wee Tonight! Midgets Orphans YMCA Pee Wee baseball .is slated today with Frogs playing Redskins in the opening game at 6:30. All games at Sportsman's Fitld at Federal Compress. Tuesday afternoon Warriors and Hornets are in the spotlight, and Thursday afternoon Jets and Roosters are to complete the week's play Midget ttams also were scned- uled to start play this week, but a deteriorating coaching situation leaves two teams still without coaches. So, games this week are practice affairs between teams which do have coaches. New McCulloch 7i & 9 H.P. Outboard \STOCKCAK RACES \ EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT Time Trials 6:30 p.m. (DST) Races 8:30 (DST) Super Modified & "C" Class Can Osceola Speedway "SOUTH'S FAST GUMBO TRACK" *WfffM THf ACTION IS" . 1-55 & 140 — 4 MilM West of Osceote WINNERS GOLDEN TOUCH' ELECTRIC STARTINC Hem's the one you've been witting ft* — > small, light weight gasoline-powered fishing motor with (Metric starting. You just press the Golden-Touch" button at the tip of the twist-grip throttle and you're on your way speeding to your favorite fishing hole. Weighs Just 59 pounds. 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