Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 9, 1968 · Page 3
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 9, 1968
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Star Baseball to Open on Wednesday By MIKE KECHT Associated Press Sports Writer The 1968 major league base* ball season now is scheduled to open Wednesday without a for- •feit or a strike, But three of the ' 10 games remained up in the air •because of the racial unrest in •Washington, Baltimore and Detroit, • the traditional Presidential opener at D.C. Stadium, postponed from Monday to mourn slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., still .was doubtful Monday night as rNational Guard troops occupied :the stadium. The soldiers had •been called out to restore order •in the troubled city. Civil disorder in Baltimore tthe last three days brought out ftroops and the same held true in ^Detroit where Michigan Gover- ftior George Rornney has insti- jjtuted a state of emergency. £ Minnesota is scheduled to gopen in Washington, Oakland at ^Baltimore and Boston at De« Jtrolt. f However, the cloud of doubt fcver two other openers was lift- Jed Monday when Los Angeles agreed to set back tonight's i scheduled game to Wednesday •jand a threatened strike by New '• York Stadium Workers was can- 1 /eled •The Philadelphia Phillies, who |)pen against the Dodgers, said ithey would forfeit the game feather than play today, the day $3r. King was to buried in Atlan- The Dodgers at first said iey would play, which would .ve meant the first major league forfeit since 1954, but de- d Monday to postpone the •game. *f In New York, groundskeepers and maintenance personnel vot- |d unanimously Monday to ac- iiept new contracts jith Yankee '|uid Shea stadiums, and" re- iturned to wojrk : .immediately. v -.' I California" opens at Yankee jStadium Wednesday while the •New York Mets have their home 7 bpener at Shea Stadium April 17. The rest of the Wednesday starters are Cleveland at Chicago in the American League and Atlanta at St. Louis, the Mets at San Francisco, Pittsburgh at Houston and the Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati in the National League. Like the game at Washington, those at Cincinnati and Houston originally were scheduled for Monday, the others for today, American Wins in 5. Africa JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP)—Clark Graebner of New York beat South Africa's Robert Maud in the quarterfinals and Marty Riessen of Evanston, 111., won a third-round match from Fred McMillan of South Africa Monday in the South African Tennis Championships. Game Resembles Movie Re-pun GALLUP, N,M, (AP) - The championship of the women's AAU basketball tournament resembled a rerun of an old movie on late night television, The participants were the same and the results were the same. Nashville, Tenn,, carried off its seventh straight AAU trophy Saturday with a convincing 5643 victory over Raytown, Mo,, the same team it defeated in the 1967 finals, also at Gallup. Buccaneers, Chaparrals Play Tonight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The New Orleans Buccaneers and the Dallas Chaparrals get the professional basketball playoff ball rolling again tonight. It will be the first action in either the American Basketball Association or the National Basketball Association since last Saturday because of mourning for Dr. Martin Luther King, the slain civil rights leader. The ABA Western Division finals games between division champion New Orleans and Dallas will be in Dallas instead of New Orleans as originally scheduled. New Orleans leads the best-of-7 set 1-0. Eastern champion Pittsburgh and Minnesota will resume their series Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The teams are tied 1-1. Both NBA playoff series also resume Wednesday night, with Pliiladelphia at Boston in the Eastern Division finals and San Francisco at Los Angeles in the West. Boston leads the defending league champion 76ers 1-0 and Los Angeles holds the same margin over San Francisco. Boston May Boycott Olympics LOS ANGELES (AP) Ralph Boston, the world record holder in the long lump, said Monday night he may boycott the Olympic Games because of the death of the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In a telephone interview with the Los Angeles Times, Boston said he originally decided not to boycott the Games in Mexico City this October because he didn't think "the Games should be used as a political crutch." But Boston, at home at Nashville, Tenn., Monday night, said he wanted to represent the Negro but didn't want to represent "people like the man who killed Martin Luther King." "Everybody gave him a hard time when he was alive," Boston said of Dr. King. "Now they're eulogizing him. Where were these phonies when the man was doing what he believed in?" "My conscience is working awfully hard, I want Jo do what is right,"hesaid. Casper Now Going After Masters GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Billy Casper's golf credentials are highly impressive, but he still has one more goal he yearns to attain—his first Masters championship. When the 36-y ear-old Calif or- nian flew out of Greensboro Monday night he was $27,500 richer after winning the $137,500 Greater Greensboro Open with a recorcUequalling 267. A double round was placed Monday because of two earlier postponements. today he began practice for that elusive Masters champion* ship, confident that "I'm going' into the Masters (Thursday) with the best chance I've ever had." Despite a layoff of almost two months while he visited U.S. forces in the Far East, Casper returned to competition here with a remarkable display of consistent golf. His scores were 65-67-69-66, a 17-under par performance over the 7,034-yard Sedgefield Country Club course. George Archer finished 67-65 for his runnerup tie at 271 with Bobby Nichols and Gene Littler. Each won $11,229. Experts Still Apart on the Altitude By BEN F. MiSYER WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have come; up with yes and no answers to the question: "Will Mexico City's high altitude bother athletes in the Olympic Games next October?" New records may be set, the experts concluded, in events requiring spurts of energy, such as the 100-meter dash, the pole vault, the shot put, and competition depending more on skill than on muscular power. But athletes in stamina contests, such as the long-distance runners, swimmers and competitors in similar events, may be in for trouble. The problem is that there is about 25 per cent less oxygen at Mexico City's 7,800-foot altitude than there .is at sea level. A study of the problem by a group of international experts was reviewed by the Pan-American Health Organization. The specialists conceded much will depend on individual performance but "there is only an outside chance of participants in endurance sports setting new world records." And competitors needing spurts of energy "will do better." In stamina contests, the athlete is fueled with aerobic energy—the kind dependent on oxygen. Dr. Rodolfo Margaria of the Institute of Human Physiology, Milan, Italy, said this is the kind needed for an event lasting more than 90 seconds. Dr. Alberto Hurtado of Cayetano Heredia University, Lima, Peru, put it this way: "When a man from sea level is exposed to high altitude envi- roaments, he is exposed to the difficulty of getting enough oxygen." California has more schoolteachers than any other state. HOPE (AIM) STAR, Prtrrtid ft Offset Basket ball FOR A BOY'S See Our Complete line Of SUITS SPORT COATS Anil SHIRTS Have The Best Pressed Boy In The iaster Parade.For All Your Boys Needs. Shop Pro Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FINALS NBA Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Wednesday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, Bos« ton leads best*of»7 series, 1-0. Western Division San Francisco at Los Angeles, Los Angeles leads best«of*7 se* ries, 10. FINALS ABA Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Western Division New Orleans at Dallas, New Orleans leads best-of-7 series, 1-0. Wednesday's Games Western Division New Orleans at Dallas Eastern Division Pittsburgh at Minnesota, best- of-7 series tied 1-1. NHL Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Semifinals East Division Montreal at Boston, Montreal leads best-of-7 series, 1-0 Chicago at New York, New York leads best-of-7 series, 1-0 West Division Los Angeles at Minnesota, Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series. 2-0 Wednesday's Games West Division Philadelphia at St. Louis, best-of-7 series tied 1-1 Clark's Body Returned to Scotland EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - The body of Jim Clark, one of .. ..„„„, - - the world's greatest racing driv- tne 1968 Ma sters, mecca of golf. Sports World in Tribute to King By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The sports community begins stirring again tonight after three days of postponements in tribute to the slain civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, There was some horse racing scheduled today, notably Keeneland in Kentucky, but many tracks called o.ff their programs. Tonight the National Hockey League playoffs resume, with Montreal at Boston, Chicago at New York and Los Angeles at Minnesota. The Montreal at Boston game was regularly scheduled for tonight. The other two were rescheduled. Pro basketball playoff action also resumes tonight with an American Basketball Association game between New Orleans and Dallas at Dallas. The game originally was set for New Orleans Sunday night. Wednesday the major league baseball season opens and horse racing returns to a full schedule. The National Basketball Association playoffs also resume Wednesday and action in the ABA and NHL continues. Curtain Is Going Up on Masters By RON SPEER Associated Press Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Lovely ladies sipped drinks under red and green umbrellas by the shady oak tree. Kids darted up to Hideyo Sugimoto, seeking his prized Japanese autograph. The green banner with the famous flagstick patch flew over the big white clubhouse. The curtain was going up on ers, was brought back to his native Scotland early today. A chartered plane brought the 32-year-old Clark's body from Frankfurt. Thousands of saddened Scots were expected to turn out for the funeral Wednesday. Clark, world driving champion in 1963 and 1965, was killed when his car skidded off the track and somersaulted into 'a wood at West Germany's Hock- enhiem track Sunday. But something was missing. Somehow, that first walk over the «P raw ling Augusta National didn't touch off that tin- Deling that this is the Tne 32nd Masters Golf Tournament is scheduled to begin J. hursda y wtltf ! a fleld ff ° nl y 76 » small est in years. Players on hand for Monday's somber practice round blamed tne mood on the absence of most of the name players, wrapping up play at the Greater Greensboro Open. "It will pick up when the rest of the players get here," said defending champion Gay Brewer. Players in the lock room watched television broadcasts commemorating the death . of , . Dr - Martin Luther KIn g, Nobel (AP) ~ Fifteen persons, includ- Prize-winning civil rights leader ing Benjamin Franklin, have whose burial was set for todav been elected to the Internation- T . hen the y went tack to their al Swimming Hall of Fame, it & 1 *: „ . was announced Monday night. The Maste r s was on ' N O cere- Franklin, the famed printer, ™ ni , es wwe f 8 , P, lannAed fc ° ma ^ author, scientist and public offi- Kin S s burial in Atlanta, 170 cial of the 18th century, was de rnles to tne northwest. 15 Elected to Swimming Hall of Fame FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. scribed as America's first inter nationally famous swimmer, swimming teacher and swimming writer. Swimming was Franklin's most impressive talent as a young man and he once swam three miles down the Thames River in England. Buck Dawson, spokesman for the organization, said others elected to the hall of fame by vote of 1,500 swimming coaches included: Zoltan de Halmay of Hungary, only man to win medals in five Olympics; Dorothy Pointon-HilL United States, two-time Olympic platform diving champion; George Hogdson, Canada, winner of two gold medals in the 1912 Games; and Dr, Sammy Lee, United States, two-time high diving Olympic winner, All will be enshrined in the Hall of Fame when its new building is dedicated here in December. Some 71 swimmers have now been elected, Razorbacks Sweep a Twin Bill FAYETTEVILLE, Ark, (Ap) -The University of Arkansas swept a baseball doubleheader from Yankton College of Yankton, S.D. here Monday, winning the first game 4-3 and the second 7-2. Arkansas and Yankton were tied 3-3 entering the fourth inning of the first game, Terry Baker knocked in relief pitcher Steve Reagan with what proved .to be the winning run. Arkansas broke open the second game with five runs in the first. The Razorbacks play Oklahoma City University here this afternoon. The Negro corps of caddies, waiters and waitresses planned to keep working, "I am very sympathetic to Dr. King," one caddie said. "But I'll be here. I got a family to feed." Shore of Race Purse Goes to Widow BOWIE, Md. (AP) - Peter Fuller of Boston, owner of Dancer's Image, lias given his share of the Governor's Gold Cup horse race purse to the widow of Dr. Nfcirtin Luther King Jr, Fuller said that about $02,000 would be turned over to Mrs. King and the money could be used for scholarships in memory of the slain civil rights leader, or for whatever use she pre- A teen-age kid will steal a car just for kicks. Don't help a good boy Lock your car. Take your keys. FOSBURY FLOP—Oregon State high jumper Dick Fosbury uses »n unorthodox stylo. lie uses a customary approach to tlic bar. then takes his jump over backwards. He has perfected the style to such a degree that he re- ccntlv tied the NCAA indoor record of exacllv seven feet. losses leave Bruins in a Bad Mood By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two straight Stanley Cup hockey setbacks have left the Boston Bruins in a belligerent mood. Harry Sinden hopes they stay that way for tonight's clash with mighty Montreal. "We have to start skating and start hitting," Coach Sinden said Monday as the brawny Bruins prepared to tackle the Canadiens at Boston tonight. The New York Rangers entertain the Chicago Black Hawks and the Los Angeles Kings visit the Minnesota North Stars in other National Hockey League playoff action tonight. The Philadelphia Flyers take on the St. Louis Blues Wednesday night at St. Louis. The latter three games were set back from earlier scheduled dates in deference to the period of national mourning for slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King. Montreal downed the visiting Bruins 2-1 and 5-3 last week for a commanding lead in their best-of-7 quarter-final set. The Rangers are one up on the Hawks, having taken the series opener 3-1 last Thursday night. The Kings swept their first two games against Minnesota on home ice, Philadelphia and St. Louis are tied at one victory apiece as their set moves to the Blues' ice. Miller Barber Gets $3,895 GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ Miller Barber of Texarkana, Ark., earned $3,895 Monday when he finished in a three-way tie for eighth place in the $137,500 Greater Greensboro Open Golf Tournament. Barber had rounds of 70-67-GG- 71 for a 274 total. Billy Casper won the $27,500 top prize with a 267 total for 72 holes. A-State in Win Over St. Louis U. JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) Stan Williams singled home Wayne Pitcock in the sixth inning to provide the margin for Arkansas State University's 2-1, victory over St. Louis University here Monday. John Ford, who scattered 10 flits, was the winning pitcher. He pitched six innings Friday and won in relief Saturday. Williams singled in the sixth after Pitcock had tripled. ASU's first run came in the initial inning when Dana Ryan singled, stole second and scored on two errors. St. Louis U. tied the game in the fourth on a double by Frank Obermeier and a single by Ray Rohr. In the Bible, the Beatitudes arc found in the Sermon on the Mount. Tuesday, April 9, Finds Snake Hunting Good in Florida MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Ray Jacobs makes his living by pouncing on men. For a hobby, he pounces on snakes. Jacobs is a G-foot-3, 285-pound defensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins. But when he stops slamming into other big men and takes off the helmet with a fish painted on it, he likes to hunt for the deadly Florida cousins of the diamondback rattlesnakes he came to know around his hometown in Texas, Jacobs has found good hunting around his new home on the northwest side of Miami. "The woods near the house are full of them," he said. "They like to hang out in the tall grass or where it's swampy. You can find all the rattlers you want in undeveloped areas around here." Jacobs moved his wife and three children when Denver traded him to Miami. He was a Miami standout despite bobbing around all season on a torn ankle tendon. The football played in Miami is about what he is accustomed to. But the snake hunting is more dangerous. Around Corsicana, Tex., there's not so mucli brush. "It's open country. When I came here I found out you have to be real careful with all the high grass," he said. Jacobs usually disposes of the serpents with a gun and sometimes gives the rattles to neighborhood children to take to school. The kids love it. Welterweight Fighter Hurts Hand TOKYO (AP) - World junior welterweight champion boxer Paul Fuji of Tokyo has suffered a fractured bone in his left hand. 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