Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on April 22, 1968 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, April 22, 1968
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Monday, April 22,1968 January Is Winner at 10s Vegas By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer . LAS VEGAS, Nev, (AP) Don January breezed to victory in the $150,000 Tournament of Champions golf tournament and then discovered it wasn't so easy after all. The current National PGA champ, who leads the touring pros into his native Texas home grounds at Dallas today, fashioned his second straight 69 Sun- clay, two strokes under par, for a 72-hole tournament course record of 276, eight under par. But it wasn't until after he p'arred the last two holes that he learned charging Julius Boros Had missed catching him by only one stroke and one roll of the bail with a sizzling final round GG for 277. "I didn't know what Moose was doing," January confessed Liter. "I was a little upset that I didn't know he was so close." ^ It could have been even closer -- a tie or even defeat for January. On the final hole Boros Cftcecl a 45-foot chip for an eacle three which at that stage would have tied him with January play- iflg two holes behind. lacobs Scores ; Victory at Brand Prix • ; STUTTGART, Ark. (AP) Dick Jacobs of Waukegan, fll., scored an easy victory Sunday iii the feature race of the Grand prairie Grand Prbc after the two favorites withdrew because dj. rain. " Bob Aylward and Jack Jinkle, bpth of Wichita, Kan., had fin- is.hed one-two in the regional feature Saturday but both dropped out after a heavy rain, which started on the fourth lap ctf the 13-lap event, forcing the cfirs to cut their speeds almost in, half. ^Bill Fuller of Oakdale, La., driving a Morlyn Rebel Special, finished second to Jacobs' Elva Mk. 8 BMW. Fuller was followed by Mike Rahal of Glen Ellyn, fll., in an Elva-Porsche. -The Grand Prix was a Midwest Division event of the SCCA and .counted for national cham- pignshlp points. . "Squid is a delicacy in many parts of the world. Hording Man Places Third LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Jim Crawford of Harding Col* lege at Searcy, Ark., challenged record miler Jim Ryun in the 1,500 meter event of the Kansas Relays Saturday, but managed only a third«pl'ace finish behind Tim Danielson, who was running unattached. Crawford launched his challenge with 300 yards to go, but fell back and finishedjn 3s49.3, Danielson had 3~:44.8, Crawford's effort was the equivalent of a 4:06.3 mile. lover Strong Favorite in British Meet BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP) — Promoter George MacCall's tennis pros appeared all set today to steam-roller their way to the top prizes in the world's first open tournament. Rod Laver of Australia, back in the hunt for Britain's top titles after five years as a professional, was a strong favorite to win the British hard courts title, starting at Bournemouth's West Hunts Club. Another Australian, Ken Rosewall, is seeded to meet Laver in next Saturday's final. Valerie Ziegenfuss, of San Diego, Calif., carried United States hopes by herself in the woman's singles. Virginia Wade, British Wightman Cupper, was top seed in the women's singles. There is a first priza of $2,400 in the nu'n's singles and $720 in the women's. Sikes Collects $1,100 in Meet WILMINGTON., N.C. (AP) R. H. Sikes of Springdale, Ark., collected $1,100 Sunday after shooting a final round 68 and finishing in a tie for eighth place in the $35,000 Azalea Open Golf Tournament. Sikes had rounds of 68-73-6768 for a 276 total. Steve Reid and Gary Player tied for first place at 271 but Reid won the $5,000 first prize in a playoff. Barber Gets $2,975 for Play LAS VEGAS, Nev. ^t>) Miller Barber of Texarkana, Ark., won $2,975 Sunday despite finishing far down the list in the $150,000 Tournament of Champions Golf Tournament. HOPE(ARK) STAR,PHfitftdIff OHsrt f BARRY'S SPECIALS . PRICES GOOD MONDAY. TUESDAY WEDNESDAY ROUND STEAK .89* BRISKET Stew Meat SMOKED Jowl 4 LBS. $1 4LBS. $1 FRESH GREEN ONIONS I BUNCHES I H C CELLO RADISHES BAG 100 LETTUCE LARGE HEAD PILLSBURY Cake Mix *f BOXES ^) I DEL MONTE CREAM STYLE Corn 4 CANS MAXWELL HOUSE Coffee MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee Pet Milk LB. CAN 10 02. JAR 690 1.29 6 TALLC1 CANS <jl I DEL MONTE Tuna 3 FLAT CANS SHORTENING Crisco 3 a 790 Batboy Elliot Ashley and Eddie Layton Mickey Mantle plays second fiddle tu organ By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK—(NEA)—The batboy kneeling next to Mickey Mantle in the on-deck circle at Yankee Stadium is admittedly awestruc k—but not of Mickey Mantle. The object of his homage is the stadium organist, Eddie Layton. Elliot Ashley, 19, also is fond of baseball, and plays outfield for the Long .Island University freshman team. But it is talk about the organ that lights up his eyes. Elliot plays the organ in a rock group called "Nobody's Generation.' It was interest in the organ that indirectly got him his job as Yankee batboy. In 1965, Elliot's father happened to have Bob Fishel, Yankee vice president and public relations director, as a rider in his cab. The elder Ashley told Fishel that Elliot often attended Yankee games and observed the organist as closely as he did the players. In a form reversal, Ashley told Fishel that Elliot's ambition was to be the organist at Yankee Stadium. Fishel arranged to have two tickets to the following game for the pair and also set up a meeting with Eddie Layton in the organist's booth. "Mr. Layton was great," said Elliot. "I sat next to him the entire game. I was itching to play, but I couldn't. Union rules, you know." The Ashleys drove Fishel home. On the way, Elliot asked how he could become a batboy. ("He wanted to find some way to get near the organ," said Ashley.) Fishel told him to whom to write. Elliot was interviewed, got the job and began the 1966 season as a Yankee ball boy. The following spring, he was promoted to batboy. Whenever he had a chance, he would climb the steps of the stadium and talk with Layton and look longingly at the organ. Elliot has a large Hammond organ like the ones used in churches and theaters, and about the same size, though not as intricate as the stadium instrument. "Nobody's Generation" has a "gig" almost every week. And the three other members of the group, plus a couple of music-lovine. stx-onu-scory t r i e n d s, help carry the organ from the Ashley apartment to a small van. The day before the Yankee home opener, Elliot reached a goal. He played the organ at Yankee Stadium. "The team was going to work out," said Elliot. "And I was on the field before the players. I went up to see Mr. Layton, and he asked if I wanted to play." Before the question was out, Elliot was almost in Layton's lap. "I played some pop tunes, like 'Whispering,' 'More' and 'Georgie Girl, 1 " said Elliot. "Mr. Burke, the Yankee president, and Bobby Richardson —he was just visiting—were on the field arid heard It. they told me they liked it." Being a major league batboy gives a young fellow enviable opportunities. F6f example, the chance to meet the game's stars. "There's one player I really want to talk to," said Elliot, "but I haven't had the courage yet. I'm mustering it up. The player is Denny McLain. "He plays the organ, too." No Favorite in Field of 17 tor Derby By BOB COOPER Associated Press Sports Writer LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A field of about 17, with no standout favorite, seemod likely today for the 94th running of the Kentucky Derby, just a dozen days from now, Ten of the hopefuls, including those who passed preliminary exams in the Wood Memorial and California Derby, already are at Churchill Downs or are on their way here. Ten more 3-year-old's are at nearby Keeneland, readying for Thursday's I'/s-mile Blue Grass stakes where about half are likely to show enough promise to merit a Derby start May 4. Wood Memorial representatives almost sure to start in the Derby include the first three finishers—Dancer's Image, Iron Ruler and Verbatim—along with J. P. Mills' Salerno, who fin' ishd ighth, Birdie Wins Azalea Opp" WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) Steve Reid dropped a birdie on the second hole of a sudden- death playoff to defeat. Gary Player and win the Azalea Open Golf Tournament Sunday after they tied at 13-under-par 271 for 72 holes. Carol Mann Wins Carl ing Meet ATLANTA (AP) - Carol Mann won the Lady Carling Golf Tournament by 10 strokes Sunday, firing a closing 68 for a 54-hole total of 200, 16 under par. Baseball Draft Blew Prize Trio From Arizona State to Oakland Rick Monday, Sal Bando, Jackson. Are Pegs in Future ( Of Athletics As American w ^ "V£ < % - 4"V> League Comes To West Coast ARIZONA ALUMNI—Sal Bando (left), Rick Monday (center) and Reggie Jackson played baseball for Arizona State University, and have since graduated to the Oakland A's. Bando and Monday were teammates on ASU's 1965 NCAA championship team. Jackson was a member of the freshman squad that season. By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEA Sports Editor NEW YORK—(NEA)—Bob Kennedy laconically shifted the lump of tobacco in his cheek and pondered the virtues of being manager of the Oakland Athletics, a team which finished last in the American League last year by 29 l a games, vising Kansas City as an alias. When baseball started playing franchise leapfrog in 1953, by moving the Boston Braves to Milwaukee, the rejuvenation was instantaneous. The Braves jumped from seventh (in an eight-team league) to second place because a crop of young talent, featuring Eddie Mathews and soon to include Henry Aaron, was on the verge of maturation. An analogy was suggested to Kennedy that the Oakland A's strongly resembled those early Braves in the muscular promise of their younger players. "We got three," ho nodded, "got a chance to make it." Making it, in baseball nowadays, moans a kid won't disgrace himself by throwing behind the ruiuu-r and, in the case of the dandified Athletics, forgetting to put on his white kangaroo shoes for the game after wearing somber black in batting practice. He will try to hit .2;>ti and swear allegiance to the promotional stunts of'Charles O. Finley, owner. Who, pray, Bob, are the three who ran "make it"? "Well, i Rick) Monday and ' Heggic-i Jackson »ot a lot of natural ability. And there's (Salt Bando." He paused for 60 seconds Sometimes it takes that long to remember who's playing tor the A's "That's it," he pronounced. The significance of the trio named was physically apparent. They were flexing their muscles around the batting cage. Sal Brando, a swarthy third baseman with the torso of a guy on the waterfront, smiled pleasantly and politely. His white teeth protruded slightly below dark Italian eyes. His lore- arms bulged. Reggie Jackson looked »ieci-pti\e--trom the hip}-, down a lightweight, and the loose uniform concealed the depth of his chest. He moved with the ^pnnginess ot a man on the high board. Hick Monday's blond hair peeked out from the side of his cap to suggest that he wasn't on intimate terms with any barber. The nose bobbed up. He was three inches taller than the others, at tv.'v hut weighed the same (195 pounds i, giving him a bit of a ures hound image, dressed in the canary yellow and yreen whu'h the \'s alTect Jackson and Monday are outfielders. All three of them represent the batting potential of the new Oakland team. They have another common thread. All three are products of the Arizona State at Tempe school of baseball knowledge, run by an obscure major league shortstop named Bob Winkles. In the years from 1965 through 1967, 23 members of Arizona State varsity baseball teams signed professional contracts. Monday ana Bando were in the 1965 crop, the leaders of a team which won the national collegiate championship, Monday was a sophomore, Bando a junior. That was the year the major leagues decided to institute a draft of free agents, football style. The Athletics, choosing first, designated Monday as the most desirable prospect in the United States. That, and $100,000, induced Rick to desert the pursuit of education. Monday remembers signing his contract on a Tuesday. He was graduated to the Athletics last year after a summer and a half of advanced baseball schooling and batted .251. Rick's also a brilliant centerfielder. Bando, chosen on a lower round, signed for $40,000. A Yankee scout told him he could have received $75,000 on the open market. What was Sal's reaction to the draft? "It was terrible," he said, He got brief exposures to big league living in 1966 and last summer. The first time the Athletics came to Cleveland, his home town, he had to dig up 40 tickets for friends and relatives. Last year, in 47 games with the pro varsity, he hit .192. "I know," said Sal, "1 can hit." He slugged more home runs than any major leaguer in spring training. Jackson was a freshman when Rick and Sal were on the Arizona State team. His main gig was football, but after he hit 15 homers in the spring of his sophomore year, he went the baseball route, too, when the Athletics picked him first in tlie 1966 draft. Last summer, after being named Southern League Player of the Year at Birmingham, he batted .178 in 3. ; i games with the A's. He has already hit two home runs into the centerfjdd bleachers, no man's land, at Yankee Stadium in this early season. If all three develop as expected, manager Kennedy's appraisal of talent will be the most cautious since Joe DiMaggio mow an Oakland vice president and coach) stepped out of a San Francisco cab 35 years ago. He hurt his knee, and the Yankees were the only team in baseball that would take a chance on him. Westinghouse 15 Cu. Ft. HOME FREEZER IWestinghousef SPECIALS f FROM GOODYEAR I I I I I I I $2.75 Weekly | Refrigerator Freezer f ^ IL, ^^~53i Automatic Ice Maker Frost Free. ONLY $2.50 Weekly 14 Cu. Ft. $ 319 95 WT BIG 12" PORTABLE TV $1.25 Weekly Only 114 95 WT 10" Skillet 2 Gal* Gas Can 3 Spa Id ing Golf Plenty Of Free Parking GOODYEAR SERVICE STORE • West Third & Fiue St. - Free Parking - Hope, Aj*. A

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