Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 13, 1968 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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-i, Stope Star HOPE (ARK) STAR, Printed By Offset Saturday, April 13,1968 NCAA, NIT to Continue Fighting NEW YoHK (At) - The NCAA and National Invitation, the two major postseason col: legs basketball tournaments, may oppose each other naxt season on television, ; Television rights to the NCAA , Tourftinunt were awarded ; Thursday to the National Broad* casting Co, with the announce: ment thit the 1939 title game in . Louisville, Ky,, will be played . Saturday afternoon, March 22, ; The NIT final for the past few years has b-sen played on the corresponding Saturday afternoon and been telecast by the Columbia Broadcasting System. The cost of the package to ! . NBC was not disclosed but was : estimated to be between $750,000 : and $1 million. The Negro Community By Ester Hicks Phone PR7-4678 or 4474 \ THOUGHT FOR THE DAY : Life will give you what you ask of her if only.you ask long enough and plainly enough. - E. Nesbit said It. CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Alter Guild of Bee Bee Memorial C.M.E. Church will meet in the home of Mrs. Con- •nie Hamilton Sunday April 14th at 4 p.m. The Woods Sisters of Malvern, Ark. will sing at Garrett Chapel Baptist Church Sunday night April 14th at 7:30. The public is invited to attend. Rev. F. R, Williams, pastor. Spring revival will begin at Garrett Chapel Baptist Church Monday night April 15th. EHC MEETS Today's Baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS National League W. L. Pet. G.B, Houston , 3 0 1,000 -» St, Louis 20 1,000 % Chicago 1 1 .500 1V 2 Pittsburgh 1 1 .500 l'/ 2 New York 1 1 ,§00 l'/ ? San Fran, 1 1 ,500 l'/i Atlanta 1 2 .33.3 2 Cincinnati 1 2 ,333 2 Phtla'phla 1 2 ,333 2 Los Angeles 0 2 .000 2'/2 Friday's Results Houston 5, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 4, Cincinnati 3 Today's Games St, Louis at Chicago New York at Los Angeles Philadelphia at Houston Pittsburgh at San Francisco Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Sundiy's Games 3t, Louis at Chicago Cincinnati at Atlanta New York at Houston Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Philadelphia at San Fran,, 2 Monday's Gantior, St. Louf.s at Atlanta New York at Houston Pittsburgh at Los Angeles Only games scheduled American League W. L. Pet. G.B. Minnesota 2 0 1.000 — Marty FJeckman treatment Johnny Lotz Short of <i Lee Trevino Immodest sforf Golf's New Faces Wear Smiles and Frowns New York Baltimore Boston Cleveland Detroit California Chicago Oakland Wnsh'n, 1 0 1.000 J / 2 1 0 1.000 V 2 1 1 .500 1 1 1 ,500 1 1 1 .500 1 1 1 .500 1 o i .000 r/ 2 D 1 .000 l l / 2 0 2 .000 2 Homemakers Club met April llth, with Mrs. Inez Cannon, vice - president presiding. The eye-opener "Nylon net laundry bag" was presented by Mrs. A. T. Denham; the lesson, "Understanding your fabric's personality", was presented by Mrs. S. E. White; a cemetery project was discussed as. new business, and work will begin at Cave Hill Tuesday April 16th; Mrs. White gave a poem on Easter; seven mem* bers were present, and answered the roll call by "A new fabric you have used and like". OFFICERS TO BE INSTALLED Installation services for new officers will be held at Haynes Chapel Baptist Church Sunday April 14th, at 2 p.m. with Rev. L. R. Redden, pastor of St. Luke Baptist Church, Sheppard, Ark., serving as Installing officer. Haynes Chapel is located 3 miles from Hope on the Shover Springs road. Rev, T. E. Dunbar, pastor. OBITUARY Mrs. Ora Lee Flagg, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Mike Wltherspoon, passed away In a local hospital Thursday night April 11, following a lengthy illness. Survivors are; a husband, Mr, Thomas Flagg of Little Rock; one daughter, Mrs, Dorothy Marry of Kansas City, Mo,; two sisters, Misses Alice and Jessie Witherspoon of the home; four brothers, Joseph and Fred With* erspoon of Hope, Jolly Wlther- spoon of Bowie, Maryland, and Charles Witherspoon of Peoria, nitj one grandchild, Funeral arrangements are in* complete and will be announced by Hicks Funeral Home, Inc. Mrs, OJa Vickers of Route 3, Hope, passed away Thursday April 12, Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Hicks Funeral Home, toe, Fights lait Night By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ROME - Fernando ProletU, H8, Italy, outpointed Osei Kofi, 147, Ghana, a, Our colleague doesn't like points on his pencils. Frtiiiy's Results No gamo.j scheduled Today's Games Chicago at Detroit Boston at Cleveland Oakland at Washington California at Baltimore Miamssota at New York Sawi'iy's Gamas Chicago at Detroit Bos-.on at Cleveland Oakland at Washington California at Baltimore Minnesota at New York Monday's Games California at Washington CHKlShd At Netf TOrK Detroit at Boston Minnesota at Baltimore, N Basketball NHL Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Semifinals Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games East Division New York at Chicago, New York leads best-of-7 series 2-1 West Division St. Louis at Philadelphia, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 Minnesota at Los Angeles, best-of-7 series tied 2-2 Sunday's Gamns East Division Chicago at New York Monday's Games West Division Los Angeles at Minnesota Pro Basketball Playoffs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Finals NBA Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Western Division Los Angeles vs. San Francisco at Oakland, Los Angeles leads best-of-7 series 3-0 Sunday's Games Eastern Division Philadelphia at Boston, Philadelphia leads best-of-7 series 2-1 Monday's Games Eastern Division Boston at Philadelphia Western Division San Francisco at Los Angeles, if necessary ABA Friday's Results No games scheduled Today's Games Eastern Division Pittsburgh at Minnesota, Pittsburgh leads bestof-7 series 24 Western Division Dallas at New Orleans, New Orleans leads best-of-7 series 3-1 Sunday's Games Eastern Division Minnesota at Pittsburgh Monday's Games Western Division New Orleans at Dallas By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK - (NEA) Sports fans who have only a casual interest in golf are familiar with names like Palmer, Nicklaus, Player and Casper. They make the headlines, usually head the list of scorers in major tournaments and lead the list of pro tour money-winners. Scanning down beyond those names, sometimes very far down to beyond the cut-off Bobbv Cole Deane Beman list, one will find names like Bob Smith, Ron Cerrudo, Jim Grant, Bob Murphy, Marty Fleckman, Lee Elder. They are some of the bright young pros slashing through high grass and anonymity to reach the top. Before a pro can join the circuit, he must qualify as one of the select few in a field of hundreds at the Professional Golf Association school in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., held twice a year, in spring and fall. With the Approved Tournament Player's card in his pocket, he can begin to hack the tour. And for beginners. that's exactly what most do—hack through. The most startling example of the tribulations of fresh- faced swingers was the fall class of 1%5. Five months after 17 of the star graduates had joine.l the tour, no! one had earned u cent That, ol course, was an ••>:• ceptiun. Other newcomer* have done well in their tirsl year. l.ee Trevino lor one Lust year he won mn $2ti.ooo and was. named Rookie ol Hit- Year " Bui Treuno loo. i> .in Purse , 15 uuuutes a pencil, in b*tdu;* of six. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Charlotte Motor Speedway announced Tuss-iay 3 purse to- thjBjji longer, feUing $150,085 for its World 600* stock car race May 26. Most young pro-> hope ii won't lake more lhan li\r years belore tl:e\ become run sisk'iil inonev \s inner* What air the pi (il)lciiis |ni a pro l>ro' inexpri 'it-iire. HI course He is not familiar \silh the limr emu si--, an I time to learn the greens. The pressure of playing against the best and the strain pi- travel and living out of a suitcase is a great adjustment after leisurely amateur play. And. because they usually have not won previous pro tournaments, they are given early starting times. "A starting time of 8 in the morning is damn tough," said one young pro. "You have to get up at 5:30, then practice in the dew and chill of the morning. You hardly have the crumbs out of your eyes and you are supposed to be ready for tournament play." Bob Smith, Bob Murphy and Deane Beman, each of whom turned pro last year, are currently among the leaders of the new crop. Smith, 25, has one of the most solid games on the tour. He can drive, chip and putt with equal facility. His best pro tournaments were the Williams and Crosby, finishing ninth in each. So far this yeSr he has won about $7,000. ; A c hunk y, cigar-chewing redhead who often whistles while strolling down the fairway is another potential star. Bob Murphy, 25, was the U.S. Amateur champion in 1965 and NCAA winner in 1966. He is already acknowledged as one of the best putters on the tour, That skill has helped him over $9,000 so far this year. An elder statesman of the new breed is 30-year-old Deane Beman. He surprised the golf world by turning pro last year, after one of the greatest amateur careers in history. He was a U.S. and British Amateur champion and member of the America's Cup, Walker Cup and World Cup teams. Starting late in 1967. he managed to win $18,000, and highlighted the year with a third-place finish in the Hawaiian Open. Two of the rising stars on the pro golf tour are nearly 10 years apart in age. Britain's Tony Jacklin, 23, recently won the $100,000 Jacksonville Open. Lee Elder, one of five Negroes on the tour, is beginning his second pro year, at age .12. Jacklin has been a pro six years, but did not earn his U.S. Approved Tournament Player's card until 1967. The Jacksonville win assured him a place among the year's top money winners. But he came into prominence last season when he placed 16th in the Masters. Elder earned $7,000 last year, a relatively good showing for a first-year man. This season he seems certain to double that figure. In his lirst 11 1968 tournaments. Elder has been in the money on nine occasions. Possibly the biggest name among the new pros is Marty Fleckman. 24-year-ol 1 Texan. A powerful driver, Fleckman burst into banner headlines as an amateur last June when he led the t'.S. Open field at Baltusrol the first airl third days. He faltered to a tie for IHth place on the fourth and final da>. but Ins name had been established He turned pro atterwurd. Bookmyer Keeps No. 1 Rating COLUMHUS, Ohio (AP; .Gerry Bookmyer of SyciiiK ix-, Ohio, retained his No. 1 spot with the must victories awo.ig harness racing drivers the U.S. Trotting Association announced today. He has (53 winners through M';j*liy, Del hisko oi South Bc-loit, 111. tuts w-jii tin; nnst money $108,117. and then won the first tournament he entered as a pro. the Cajun Classic. Lately, however, P'leckman has had physical problems. He is suffering with bursitis in his wrists and also had troubles with an ingrown toenail. Two buddies from northern California, Ron Cerrudo and Jim Wiechers, both 23, also appear to have bright futures. As amateurs, they spent several summers traveling by car together to major amateur tournaments. And when one didn't win, the other usually did. Wiechers turned pro in 1966 and Cerrudo became a pro after losing in the 1967 British Amateur final to Bob Dickson. Many observers regard Dickson, 25-year-old Oklaho- nian, as the most promising of the newcomers. Last year, he won both the U.S. and British Amateurs. He turned pro this past January and sought his Tournament card in April. Bobby Cole, 19-year-old South African, and Jim Grant, 25. from Hartford, Conn., are both promising. Cole is a big hitter who has been a bit of a disappointment so far this year. He entered only one tournament last year, the Hartford Open, and tied for 10th. Grant is also experiencing the rigors and mortifications of a young pro. But he did have a respectable start last year, his first as a pro. by finishing in a tie for third in the Cajun. The brothers Lotz, Dick and John, have both been on the tour for several years without making a splash. Dick, 25, and John, 26, had great reputations while playing as amateurs in California. Recently, however, they showed signs of emerging from mediocrity. This year, John won the Hope of Tomorrow tournament and Dick tied for 15th in the Hope Classic. Another pro, only 28, also appears to have a good future. He has even won some tournaments. His name is Jack Nicklaus. (Newspaper Enterprise Am. ) Ron Cerrudo Bob Murphy Tonv Jacklin 'Ecstasy' and a Phillie Rookie Eagles as an 'Asset' \K\V YORK- i.NKAi- The> should have warned us way back in Mr. Sharp's Heporting 1 class at Missouri that sports writing wasn't all hits, runs and errors, option passes and xig- oiits. It's also debentures and collateral, assets and liabilities, refinancing and liquidation, tight money and unsecured creditors, liens and writs of loreign attachment. That's it you want to keep up with 1'affaire .Jerry Wolman and the Philadelphia Kagles. H started early last fall when a roofing company tucked away in Virginia slapped a piddling $2(5.000 Hen on the Wolman construction empire that four years ago listed assets oi S250 million. And it approaches a denouement in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore on April 22 when Joseph O. Kaiser, bankruptcy referee, is presented with a plan by ex-tycoon Wolman to pay off a list of creditors that had mounted to 300. 9f> of them unsecured. In between, there was (he startling fact that a man (\Volman) could have a total cash value of $24.04. plus a $25 savings bond, while relating how he had just dropped a cool $5'2 million on a eaved-ln foundation in Chicago. For sports lovers, there also has been the revelation that the one solid structure in Wolman's crumbling empire is the Philadelphia Eagles. All his plans for resuming life in a chauffeur-driven limousine have revolved around refinancing schemes using the Eagles as the chief crutch. He even used them as a lure for an oil-rich sheik from Kuwait. Unfortunately, the sheik saw the Eagles play. To understand the nuances of this, we have even been driven to a study of Chapter 11 of the Federal Bankruptcy Act and the National Football League Constitution and By-Laws. Not that the two are interrelated. But under Chapter II, Wnltmui pleaded and tfot an extension of time to devise a plan for satisfying his creditors before they force him Into bankruptcy. And under Section 3.7. Article III of the NFL By-Laws, the institution of bankruptcy proceedings would automatically terminate Wolman's ownership of the Eagles. Actually, if Wolman doesn't satisfy the bankruptcy referee on April 22 (and later his creditors, who must vote on his refinancing plans), the Eagles will pass over to the Morgan Guaranty Trust Co., which floated most of the loans for Wolman's purchase of the club. Then the bank will tell the National Football League to go out and find a buyer for the club. The Eagles would then be sold for $15 million, which would pay off all the debts outstanding against the team and leave a little left over for Wolman's other creditors. Wolman did buttonhole the other NFL owners with one scheme to lump the Eagles with three of his other properties —the Spectrum (an indoor arena that had the roof blown off), the Yellow Cab Companies of Camden and Philadelphia and Connie Mack Stadium—into one holding company in which he would sell public stock. Before they could vote on it, he withdrew the plan. They have no idea what plan he'll place before the bankruptcy referee on April 22, but you can be sure the Eagles will be the main foundation. "If you took the Eagles out." said one owner, respected in financial circles, "there'd be nothing. Actually, he hasn't got a prayer. We knew two years ago he was in deep financial trouble." So why, you ask, didn't the NFL do something about getting rid of Wolman as an owner before he dragged his team through the courts in financial litigation and indirectly smeared the image of pro football as a house that always keeps its own members clean? Late in the '(57 season, visiting teams didn't get their cut of the gate receipts. There were other questionable practices as the Eagles operated on short cash. In sub-paragraph 8.14 (B) of Article VIII, there is a procedure under which the NFL commissioner or a member of the executive committee can prefer charges "of conduct detrimental to the league or to professional football" and force an owner to sell his franchise. "The owners," said an NFL representative, "are a bunch of nice guys. They didn't want to be the last guy who nailed the lid on the coffin." Nail the lid on the coffin'.' We do recall Mr. Sharp cautioning us about phrases like that back in Reporting I. (Newspaper Enterprise Assn.) By At CARTWRIGHT Written for Newspaper Enterprise Assn. CLE ARWATK K, Flu.(NEA)—No interview with Larry Colton would be complete without mentioning Hcdy Laniarr, because the Phillies' rookie pitcher is the screen boa uty'.s .son -j n -Ia w. The subject was suggested rather hesitantly, the highly publicized a n d controversial Miss Laiuarr and her book. "Ecstasy and Me." one ol tIn- most lurid of them all, could be a louchv subject A family matter, and all that. "Ob, I don't mind," responded Colton, a 14-gjinie winner at San Diego last year "All the sports writers briny it up. and they've been nice to me. I am strictly in her corner. I haven't r e a d the book arid I don't intend to, because it is a complete pack of lies iMy mother-in-law is suing the publisher for $10 million, you know "She was interviewed by tape recorder for material for the book, and the contract specified who was to be her jihost writer It also specified who was not to be the writer, but the very man she didn't want wrote the book, and it is complete misinformation "We get a long perlectly. Whenever we're in Los Angeles, we stay at her place. 1 think shed like to .sec more of Denise. who goes wherever I go. but that's a natural mothci in lau complaint, isn't if" Colton is mentioned .several times in K <• s I a s > "- pin • chii.s.-d pmeh |oi research. \ou understand as lled\ l.a man lre<|iienll\ rstabiishc* her (\t-\ olion Hi Uei'dce." her onl\ daughter She lereiitls married a big-league baseball pitcher. Larry Colton." in the quote attributed to Miss Laman in the book published a year and a hall ago She may have been right, at that. Mr. and Mrs Colton lir.st met on a blind date when they were students at the University of California He has a degree in public relations by the way. They were married during Larry's lir.st pro season at Eugene, Ore., and Inwon seven of his next eight starts, including six in a row. It looks as il their next anniversary wall/ will be danced in Philadelphia Cousy to Coach Boston College NEWTON, Mass. (AP)~ Bob Cousy again will coach the Boston College basketball team next season, it was announced Tuesday. Minnesota Coach Retires MWNKAPOLLS (AP) - The University of Minnesota announces Tuys-lay that John Kundla Is re-tiring after nine seasons as basketball coach. SOLUNAR TABLES By HICHAM) A!J>f-N KMdin The schelule of ^olunai Puiujio , ,1- | nuidi ii f -lo\v ha.- h' j t'h 'jkf'ii fii'Ui Kjchaid Alden Kjiij-ht';, SOI.t.'N.un'Al/I.I-.'S Plan ycui days s.. that you will 1., "fii-luiig u, ^,(«\ tc-i i itoi- oi hunting in ^o'.xl covi-i 'luriag tliHi,,- (im-v, U y lr j wish tu fiiul fhf I't-st spoil thai each >l,iy hi.-. (•. ,ffci. The .\Iajoi IViiuds arv S)II.'A!I in ! .i liJj.n/t !y| )( .. 1'in..^ i, L ,. gin at tin- tiin-s .shown aixJ las'fni an h•• h'Ji b tlh-i i-aftt.'i. Thf Mjiini Pi'ir-1-., -I .lit f villi" .'. fut s||ill<'! 'li|[ .if|' i|i ' fee ( i.-ntl al '• t.i!hl.il f] li|:;i' a | u |f ,, r ,, vo i in i I Uate Uay Minor M.-Y/OH Minor MAJCJU Apr. 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