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Mpore's Terriers Are 4-0 Rams-Carbondale Play far Top In South Seven At The Helm Carbondale 6, Centra I ia 5! This year, for the first time, the Carbondale Holiday tourney rates the edge over the 26-year- old Centralia classic in the number of topflight preps in their 16-team fields ... Carbondale's lineup includes six teams that were rated or mentioned in the Associated Press poll on Tuesday . . . Five teams competing at Centralia made the AP list . . . Considering just the Top 16 in the AP ratings, Carbondale has a 4-2 advantage over Cen 7 tralia to entice southern Illinois cage tans . . . -X- -X- -X- Rated quintets at Carbondale next week will be Carbondale (6), Peoria Manual (9), Collinsville (10) and Mt. Vernon (12) . . . Other Arena-bound teams mentioned in the ratings are St. Patrick of Chicago and Decatur Eisenhower . . . Centralia has the state's No. 1 outfit in Leedio Cabutti's Champaign Maroons, but the only other Orphan-bound crew in the Top 16 is Thornton of Harvey til) . . . The three poll - mentioned teams at Centralia will be New Trier, Peoria Spalding and the host Orphans . . . -X- -X- -X- 10 Northern Teams Dominate Top 16 Has a trend set in? Glancing over the list of the state's Top 16, we note that 10 of the top-bracket crews hail from northern schools . . . Central Illinois boasts a single representative, No. 1 Champaign . . . The Southwest has three clubs, Granite City, Collinsville and Edwardsville, in the ratings . . . The South has Carbondale and Mt. Vernon in the Top 16. -X- -X- -X; The 10-1-3-2 standings — from North to-South — are a far cry from stack-ups of a few years ago . . . We can recall seasons when as many as six teams from the deep South were on Top 16 lists . . . -x- -x- -x- The Mailboq "To Sporting Daze: "Did Carbondale give us* a raw deal on tickets? Who can drive 110 miles just to pick up tickets, or is there a possibility that there will be enough tickets left at game time to make the drive a good gamble?" "D. E. Ramfan" -X- -X- -X- Carbondale Athletic Director Reid Martin said this morning that 1,500 tickets are available now for tomorrow night's Ram- Terrier game. "The way sales are going here, there will be no sellout. No problem," said Martin . . . "All seats will be reserved and anyone who has the op- Portunity to come by in advance will be assured of a good seat but I'm sure there will be plenty of space at game lime," he said ... There has never been a sellout at the Carbondale gym. "Our biggest crowd was at a Benton game itwo years ago," said Martin, "but we got everybody in. And there should be no problem tomorrow night ..." -X- -X- -X- Sporrs Shorts Former Ram Tommy Williams has won freshman football numerals at SIU . . . Tommy, a 6-2, 170-pounder, was reserve quarterback for the Salukis . . . Rated SIU's best freshman squad ever, the Salukis rolled over Evansville, Murray State, Memphis State, Northern Illinois! and Louisville before dropping their season finale to Southeast Missouri State . . . -X- -X- -X- ln winning the Wayne City Holiday tourney crown, coach Roger Yates' Bluford Trojans were charged with just 31 fouls in tour games . . . Wayne City coach Bennie Greenwalt, whose club lost the championship game, was tremendously impressed by Yates' Trojans who boosted their record to 11-1 . . . "Bluford is a real tough ball club," said Bennie, "and they have a group that you won't beat at the free throw line . . . They just don't foul . . ." -X- -X- -X- Carbondale 6-3 phenom Les Taylor was out of school Tuesday and coach Walt Moore suspected the Hong Kong virus . . . But Les returned yesterday and practiced . . . -X- -X- -X- Mt. Vernonite Kenny Dillingham got his big Odin Eagles back on the winning track Tuesday night with an explosion against Breese . . . Final score: Odin 104, Breese 40 . . . -X- -X- -X- The sectional winner from Edwardsville will win the trophy for "most miles traveled" to a Super ... The champ from Madison county goes clear across the state to play at Charleston in Coles county That's about seven county lines and 13o miles as the crow flies Henry Severeid, Former Catcher Dies At Age 77 SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) — Henry L. "Hank" Severeid, who sports writers say dropped just r.ne foul ball during his long co. reer as a catcher in the American League, will be buried here 'oday. Severeid, 77, died in his sleep Tuesday. He was former 1 manager of the San Antonio Missions of the Texas League and for 15 years served as catcher ior the St. Louis Browns, Cincinnati Reds, Washington Senators and New York Yankees. At the time of his death, he was still active as a scout for ti -e Boston Red Sox. Survivors include his widow and three daughters. South Seven fans could get a preview of-the final conference stackup tomorrow night when Mt. Vernon's once-beaten Rams and Carbondale's untouched Terriers tangle in the battle of the southern powers. Carbondale currently sports a 4-0 overall slate and a 1*0 conference mark. The conference victory was a 86-57 , smashing of Herrin. In other games, Coach Walt Moore's Terriers, sparked by Les Taylor and "Bob Pankey, defeated Murphysboro 71-54, Pinckneyville 53-48, and Johnston City 78-52. Mt. Vernon now stands at 2-1 following a 64-59 loss at Fairfield. The Rams defeated South Seven foe Centralia 76-63, though, and stand even with Carbondale in the league standings. As of today, the Terriers all appear healthy, according to Carbondale athletic director Reid Martin. Coach Bob Arnold indicated that his unit is ready to go, with the possible exception of Frank Sanders, who missed school because of Illness yesterday. In two South Seven Conference meetings last season the Hams downed Carbondale 72-47 and 66-65. . In a third collision at super- sectional time in the SIU Arena, the Terriers tripped Mt. Vernon 68-66. x \ 3 Baltimore Colts quarterback Earl Morrall, shown in 'he quarterback slot of team, has been named Most Valuable Player in National Football League in Associated Press Poll. Mor- ra'l stepped into shoes of Johnny Unitas when the veteran quarterback reinjured his elbow. Colts meet Minnesota Vikings for NFL Coastal Division title. (AP Wirephoto) -x- -x- -X- -x- -x- -x- Captures 33 Of 48 Votes Baltimore's Morrall Earns MVP A ward; Browns' Kelley 2nd South Seven Standings Conf. Carbondale 1 0 Mt. Vernon 1 0 Centralia 2 1 Herrin 1 1 Marion 1 1 Benton 0 0 West Frankfort ..0 0 Harrisburg 0 2 All Ga, 4 C 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 IS HERE! M FAST STARTS ~ ; II WINTER DRIVING RF0RMANCE BRING YOUR WIDE TRACK TO US ... ^ttffitt AH WHHtiRI ABU Mfe, * OUR P0NTIAC +4 I TECHNICIANS WILL K DO IT RIGHT! / During Past Season Cubs Best Fielders In Nat'l Loop By 1IARLD HARRISON CINCINNATI (AP) — If the Chicago Cubs had had the pitching and hitting, they might have won the 1968 National League pennant instead of finishing third. Official league fielding averages, released Wednesday, showed the Cubs had the top fielding team in the loop, committing only 119 errors in 6,375 chances for an average of .981. But they wound up fifth in batting and ninth in pitching. One of their players—Ron Santo—topped all third basemen in fielding with an average of .971. He committed only 15 errors in 523 chances. Other individual fielding leaders were: Wes Parker of Los Angeles at first base with .999—only one error in 1,009 chances; Cookie Rojas of Philadelphia at second base, .987; Hal Lanier of San Francisco at shortstop, .979. JJohnny Callison of Philadelphia in the outfield, 1.000, by going errorless while handling 197 chances; Joe Torre of Atlanta among the catchers, .996, with only two errors in 531 chances, and pitcher Larry Jackson of Philadelphia at 1.000. Jackson was among a long (ist of pitchers who didn't make an error but the 69 chances he handled gave him the top ranking. In the team standings, the Cubs were closely pressed by Atlanta and Philadelphia, which finished at .980 each. The Braves had 125 ''errors in 6,351 chances and the Phils miscued 127 times in 6,313 chances. Houston and San Francisco finished at the bottom of the list in team fielding with .975 averages. The Astros erred 156 times in 6,211 chances and the Giants committed 162 errors in 6,402 chances. Philadelphia led the league in doubleplays with 163. By GORDON BEARD Associated Press Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Earl Morrall, obtained in a trade as a backup quarterback for John Unitas,. played the role to the hilt during the 1968 National Football League season. Morrall not only replaced the ailing Unitas as the Baltimore Colts' quarterback, he also succeeded Unitas as the NFL's Most Valuable Player in the annual Associated Press poll. The 34-year-old Morrall, playing for his fifth NFL team, accepted the honor Wednesday about as unobtrusively as he took over as Baltimore's No. 1 signal caller. "This .is..certainly, the -biggest personal honor I've ever received," he said queitly. Then came a gross understatement: "Never in my wildest dreams did I think anything l$ke this would develop at the time of the trade." The Colts picked up their gem at bargain basement rates— swapping reserve tight end Butch Wilson to the New York Giants during the exhibition season. At the time, Unitas was bothered by his chronic elbow ten­ donitis but performing capably. An injury to reserve quarter­ back Jim Ward actually spurred the Colts to make the deal. But Unitas tore a muscle in his elbow in the final preseason game and, suddenly, Morrall was No. 1. In his 13th season, Morrall wound up as the league's top passer under the NFL's complicated -grading system—about j the only passing honor which has eluded Unitas during a distinguished career. Morrall completed 182 of 317 passes for 2,909 yards and ?" touchdowns while leading Ba' more to a 13-1 record, the Cor al Division championship, ai Sunday's Western Conference title game against the Minnesota Vikings. . Morrall, who also was named the NFL All-Star quarterback, received 33 votes in the balloting by a panel of 48 writers and sportscasters from the 16 league cities. Leroy Kelly, the Cleveland running back who won the NFL rushing title, was a distant second with five votes, followed by Cleveland quarterback Bill Nelsen, who received four. There was one vote each for John Mackey, Baltimore tight end; Dick Butkus, Chicago middle linebacker; Bob Lilly, Dallas defensive tackle, and Gale Sayers, Chicago running back. Bears' Dooley Runner-Up Baltimore's Shula Is NFL Coach Of Year NEW ORLEANS (AP) - It only happens once in a million times, said officials of the Fair Grounds after the eight horses in Wednesday's ninth race finished exactly in the order of their program listing. By JACfc HAND Associated Press Sports Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Don Shula, the boss man of the Baltimore Colts, has been named Coach of the Year in the National Football League by the overwhelming vote of a 48-man panel for The Associated Press. A committee composed of three sports writers or sportscasters from each of the league's 16 cities gave Shula 31 votes. Jim Dooley, who did such an outstanding job with the Chicago Bears despite a series of crippling injuries to his quarterbacks and Gale Sayers, received eight votes. Blanton Collier, whose Cleveland Browns will meet Dallas for the Eastern Conference title Saturday at Cleveland, drew six votes. Tom Landry, Dallas coach, got one vote. Two members of the panel did not vote in tin's category. Shula shared the coach of the year honors with George Allen of Los Angeles last year and won it all alone in 1964, the year his Colts were knocked off by Cleveland in the title game. The 38-year-old Baltimore coach has compiled an enviable record of 63-18-3 in his six seasons as head man of the Colts. A hard-nosed defensive back who spent seven years in the NFL, Shula was an assistant coach at Virginia and Kentucky before he went into the pros as a defensive coach at Detroit in 1960. Despite his fine winning record at Baltimore, Shula's career has been marred by many heartbreaking setbacks. The Colts were the beaten favorites in Cleveland 27-0 in the 1964 title game and lost a sudden de,ath tie playoff at Green Bay 13-10 for the Western Conference championship in 1965. In 1967, they were unbeaten until the last game of the season when a 34-10 defeat in Los Angeles knocked them out of a shot at all the post season money. SPORT SHORTS I 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontiac—Cadillac-—Buick—GMC Trucks /vit. Vernon NEW YORK (AP) — Quarterback Joe Namath of die New York Jets was voted the 1968 American Football League Player of the Year Wednesday by the New York Chapter of the Pro Football Winters Association. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — Angelo Cordero Jr. has taken a commanding nine-race lead over Alvaro Pineda, 329 to 320, with 13 days left to decide the 1968 National . Jockey Championship. Cordero rode three winners Wednesday at Tropical Park. Pineda WPS blanked in nine races at Bay Meadows in California. 'Meet On Friday BB Owners To Select A Commissioner By JERRY LISKA Associated Press Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Deciding against a waiting game, baseball's major league owners meet Friday to consider a commissioner to succeed William D. Eckert who resigned just 13 days ago. Eckert, 60, resigned Dec. 6 in a stunning windup of the majors' winter meeting. The action, reportedly taken at the direction of club owners meeting in executive session, ended a criticized three-year regime. The need for a baseball man seems the rallying cry in the owners' move to install the game's fifth czar as quickly as possible in the face of growing problems, such as a threatened player strike next spring. Boomed as a prime candidate, at least in the past, is Mike Burke, who became a director of the New York Yankees four years ago when the Columbia Broadcasting system bought the club and then ascended to Yankee presidency in 1966. Other potential candidates, more steeped in baseball than. Burke, include Judge Robert; Cannon of Milwaukee, know- ledgabel on both sides of the player-owner fence; Chub Feeney, vice president of the San Francisco Giants; Joe Cronin, president of the American League, and general managers Lee MacPhail of the Yankees and Blng Devine of the St. Louis Cardinals. A National-American League cleavage could develop as the owners size up the best candidate. One of the things that irked the NL about Eckert was the commissioner's failure to veto the AL's gun-jumping a year ago in expanding to 12 clubs in 1969. Mt V. Register-News THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1968 1-B Central State Second Ky. Wesleyan Is No. 1 Among Small Colleges Browns Working Hard By THE ASSOCIATE DPRESS Defensive Unit Aims At Dallas Pepsi And H&H I Share Lead In YMCA Cage Loop | Dcfpjiding champion Pepsi won i (wo games last week to move j '•^n n first place tie with H&H; ' 3-0. "^psi defeated American Weld• 104 to 78 and Sealtest 109 to "i. Sonny Ellis had 34 points and Jim Burnes 26 against American' Welding; while Roger Yates with 31. Burnes 24. and Ellis with 19 led Pepsi past Sealtest. H & H kept their record clean by slipping past Jamison's 88 to 64. Art Buesking led H & H with 30 points. John Mace with 23 and John Dressier with 22 were the only effective scorers for Jamison's. Jamison's came back to outshoot King City 95 to 77 behind the shooting of John Dressler's 30 points and John Mace's 25 points. Lindell Book led King City with 27 points. Bank of Illinois evened their record with a 83 to 69 victory over King City. Jim Gresham hit 24, Art Flota 20, and Steve Sledge 18 for the winners. Lary Rightnowar was high for King City with 27 points. Sealtest captured its first victory by outlasting General Radiator 67 to 58. Terry Witzel led Sealtest wtih 21 points; while Don Cameron hit 13 for General Radiator. Standings Won Lost H&H Plumbing 3 0 Pepsi 3 0 Jamison's 3 1 Bank of Illinois 1 1 American Welding .... 1 1 Sealtest 1 3 King City Federal 0 3 General Radiator 0 3 CLEVELAND (AP) - Jim Houston recalled the old 1 days, when Dallas was a new team in the. National Football League. "Their offense was so complicated that they made errors or drew penalties," the Cleveland Browns' linebacker and co-captain said. Then he returned to the present. "That doesn't happen much anymore," Houston said. "They nr. - ' all thoroughly familiar with to by now. This is pretty much a veteran team with excellent personnel." Houston and the Browns' defensive unit worked the hardest Wednesday to get ready for the NFL's Eastern Conference playoff with the Cowboys at Municipal Stadium Saturday. The biggest worry seems to be to try and figure out what the Cowboys will do. "They do a good job of disguising their plays,*' Houston continued. "After they shift from the I to another formation we automatically make the defensive adjustment. This must be done constantly and we just can't afford any mental lapses." Dallas has beaten the Browns four straight times, including a 52-14 victory in the Eastern Conference playoff last year In the Cotton Bowl. A sellout crowd, meaning over °0 .n09, is predicted for' Saturday. BOWLING WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LEAGUE High Series: Roxie Gaunt 600; Ada Peraino 528; Shirley Hertenstein 512: Donna Anderson 489;' Pack Henry 483; Julia Sherman 464. Standings: W L Sealtest Milk 36 15 King City Federal 33 18 Double Cola 32 18 Cooper D-X 30% 20% American Legion 28% 22% Elks 26 25 Ellis Fine Foods 23 ' 28 Sapps Nursery 21 30 Jackson & Martin Mrkt. 19% 31% Mt. Vernon Transfer .... 19% 31% Featherstun RCA 18% 32% Bordens Market 18% 32% HAPPY KEGLERS LEAGUE High Series: Don Price 584; Bruce Higgins 573; Elmer Windhorst 570; Floyd Williamson 561; Paul Slater 555; Jack Richey 550. Standings: W Yaeger's 66 Service ..' 54 111. Power 53 Elks No. 1 49 Elks No. 6 39% Vernois V.F.W 37 Nu-Bowl Lanes 35 Newcomb Texaco 35 Razorback Oil 35 General Radiator 35 Lang Furniture 34 Elks No. 4 _ 33 Elks No. 3 31 Lipps Construction 29 Elks No. 5 27% Eaters Sheet Metal 26 Elks No. 2 23 Kentucky Wesleyan' has almost doubled its lead today over runner-up Central State of Ohio in the latest Associated Press' small-college basketball poll after talking two more victories onto its unbeaten record. The Panthers, winners over Arkansas State and Southwest Missouri State last week for a 5-0 mark, drew 12 first-place votes and 268 points in the balloting by a natiinal panel of 14 sports writers and broadcasters. The Owensboro, Ky., team's lead is 62 points compared to .33 1.-st week. Central State collect* ed two votes for the top position ;u.ri IXi points in the latest vote b ;secl on g;.-mcs through last Saturday. Central State was idle last week. Trinity, Tex., and Ashland, Ohio, traded places, Trinity rising to third after winning three games last week. Fairmont, W.Va., climbed four positions to fifth. Long Beach State, Cheyney State, Youngstown, Stephen F. Austin and Gannon, Pa., round out the Top Ten in that order. Stephen F. Austin gained the most ground, advancing from a tie for 19th to the No. 9 spot. Stephen F. Austin is 6-1 after beating McNeese State 92-87 in its only game last week. South Dakota State, 4-2, is the only new team In the rankings. SD State moved into 19th place. Winston-Salem State and Westminster, Pa., who were tied 1 for ranking positions a week ago, dropped out of the Top 20. The Top 20, with first-place votes, records and total points: 1. Ky. Wesleyan (12) 5-0 268 2. Cent. St., Ohio (2) 2-1 206 3. Trinity, Tex. 6-1 184 4. Ashland, Ohio 4-0 163 5. Fairmont, W.Va. 6-0 136 6. Long Beach State 5-1 110 7. Cheyney State 3-0 107 8. Youngstown 3-0 64 9. Stephen F. Austin 6-1 63 10. Gannon, Pa. 3-2 61 llv Nevada Southern 2-2 56 12. SW Louisiana 4-4 49 13: SW Mo. State . 4-2 34 14. .W/'Var-Sta^.^.^MJft-Sl'- 15. Monmouth, ; N.J.,' St. S -Q 30 16. Kenyon, Ohio 3-2 27 17. Earlharh 5-1 25. 18. San Diego State 3-0 23 19. So. Dakota State 4-2 62 20. Evansville 2-1 20 Illinois High School Basketball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senn 72, Aundsen 68 Lake View 64, Hubbard 47. Kelvyn Park 54, Von Steuben 52 Austin 68, Lane Tech 60 Forrestville 100, Kenwood .79 Harrison .83, Roosevelt 74 Steinmetz 63, Orr ;38. . St. Benedict 62, Kennedy 61' Hirsch 87, Hyde Park 56 Simeon Vocational 6$, Sullivan 67 Bogan 72, Prosser 57 St. Rita 70, Weber 51 Tilden 77. Fenger 52 Morgan Park 74, Harper 64 St; Philip 68, Mendel Catholic 56 Decatur 62, Springfield^50 St. Laurence 66, Mt-Carmel 62 Joliet Central 77, Coal City 68 Morris 84, Braidwooct 56 Joliet West 78, Farragut 63 & This Coupon Good For Triple TV % Stamps On Christmas Eye From # Your Local t CLARK DEALER $ MAY WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS $ AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR |p DON HILL & MEN MONTREAL (AP) — Skier Nancy Greene of Rossland, B.C., now retired, was named Canada's Woman Athlete of the Year for 1968 by the Canadian Press today. mimimmmmm Worth 50 Extra This coupon is worth 50 extra Top Value Stamps with a purchase of $3.00 or more gaiolina at the ' CLARK Supsr 100 Station 1515 West Broadway — Mt. Vernon, III. Limit one coupon per customer Coupon Expires Tjies., Dec. 34, 1068 Top Value Stamps

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