Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 19, 1968 · Page 14
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Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois · Page 14

Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, December 19, 1968
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2-B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1968 Robert Brown, In Loser's Land PHILADELPHIA, Pa. | and jj fte( j j t by ^ e h our t0 re . — (NEA) — Robert Brown : gain ^ mobility in his knee, stands so big and his Fu Man- j ..j think.'' he said, "I've been chu mustache droops so inso- playing better than ever, and lently. a guy wouldn't think he i my weight's down. But you go cares. But Robert Brown cares, o-and-10 (the Eagles' record be- He has cared through Septem- f ore they went out to play the ber. through October and Browns) and you wonder what through November, whole happens. If you're evaluated months in which the Philadel- fairly, I'm not worried." phia Eagles lost every game Robert Brown's not worried they played. because lie has been a valid all- And after this blest loss. pro. He came into the National Robert Brown entered the tun- Legue in 19G4, and a year nel leading to the dressing later he was celebrated as the room of the Eagles, and he best offensive lineman in the stopped. The other players pune, a 800-pound giant who trooped through the door. Somber, but unemotional. Not Robert Brown. He stopped at :i cement pillar, turned his back and stood with his head down on his tremendous chest. For 10 minutes, he meditated. Later, when he finally joined had no trouble staying ahead of tlie running backs. Because of the knee he is 25 pounds lighter. Mentally, the continual losing of the Eagles is no extra lund to carry. "My attitude." he said, "is this — I'm after something. I the Eagles and unraveled the have a goal. I want my all-pro- acres of gauze and foam around recognition again. I go into his fists, he said, "I don't want practice just eager as I ever to talk about it," did. This is a profession, a The contradiction is that business. I'm mercenary. You Robert Brown loves to talk, in don't want to tell the kids, but a high-pitched cheerful voice vou P la .v strictly for money." that sounds strange coming out So Robert Brown would want of that enormous body. A day >'° u t0 believe he is impervious later, the natural effervescence to thc turmoil that has envelop- had returned and Bob was able e d the Eagles, with owner to let the words frame his Jerry Wolman on the verge of emotions. , bankruptcy and Eagle fans "When you lose," he sighed, waving "Joe Must Go" ban"the season lasts twice as long. ! ners at coach Joe Kuharich Bower Stars Maple Leafs Turh Bdcfc Oakland 5^2 Robert Brown You keep saying, 'This is the week.' Then you go down the drain again. I can't explain it, and I don't understand it. It's unreal. "On Sunday." he said, "I'm out there to play football, not solve Wolman's problems. I'm one man. I can't tell how 39 guys feel. But I feel very "If we were terrible and lost j strongly the attitude to win is 50-0, I wouldn't wonder. But j the most integral part of win- we've played good. Three-to- j ning. In sports, we have it; in six to Pittsburgh. One point to the Giants. "The fans forget we want to win, too. This is the year I wanted to go big. I'm concentrating to regain what Ralph Neely has that belongs to me." What Ralph Neely of the Dallas Cowboys has is intangible recognition as the all-pro offensive right tackle. Bob Brown relinquished the honor last year because he tore the ligaments in his right knee in the eighth game of the season and had to undergo an operation. All winter long, he strapped a metal plate on his leg sonnel to win." others, we don't But he won't knock Kuharich, who became the Eagle coach the same year Brown became a pro. "I feel for Joe," he said animatedly, "like you couldq'i believe. As far as I'm ; cqrP cerned — and I'm not fearful for my job; I can play any place because a man like mrf is in demand. — this man knows as much football as Vince Lombardi or George Allen. He's fielding a team under extremely adverse, circumstances. We don't have the per- HOLIDAY SPECIALS Brand New '68 PLYMOUTH FURY III 4 Dr. Vinyl Interior • $3229.00 Brand New •68 CHRYSLER CUSTOM NEWPORT j 4 Dr., Air Conditioned $4212.00 9 .Barely Owned 1968 PLYMOUTHS Save—Save—Save Like New 1963 GALAXIE 500 2 Dr., H.T., With Air Pre Owned •67 PLYMOUTH FURY III 4 Dr., V-8, Air, Power MANY MORE TO CHOOSE FROM Come Early And Save 1101 Salem Rd. — Phone 244-1220 No.3 in Rebounds On Financial Basis Hayes Has \ U.S. - Aussie Big Lead In \ Matches May NBA Scoringl Be Failures NEW YORK (AP) - Elvin Hayes, San Diego's sensational rookie, has widened his National Basketball Association scoring lead and moved into the Top Three in rebounding. Hayes dropped in 127 points in "jur games last week for a 31- game total of 938 and a, 125-point bulge over • runner-rip' Bob Rule of Seattle, accoi'ding to weekly NBA figures released today. The' G-foot-9 Rocket's 27 re- By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The 57th Davis Cup Challenge Round between the United States and Australia starting here the day after Christmas Day looms as a complete financial flop and', as a result, might be the last played under the present amateur format. Cup competition probably will have to go open to revive world- bounds against Milwaukee last j interest A move in that di- triday helped him in third posi- L ection wiU be made t his week- tion in the rebounding derby— end in a mee ting of the big four behind pace-setter Wilt Cham-, te nnis powers—the United berlain of Los Angeles and Bos- stateSi Australia, France and ton player-coach Bill Russell. I England. Chamberlain has grabbed 637 rebounds in 30 games, Russell b56 in 27 and the Big E 553. Hayes is averaging 30.3 points and 17.8 rebounds per start. Chamberlain remains on top in field goal percentage with an accuracy mark of .598, followed by Cincinnati 's Jerry Lucas, .559, and Detroit's Terry Dis- -chinger, .530. Adrian Smith and Oscar Robertson of Cincinnati are 1-2 in free throw acurracy with .862 mid .856 percentages, respec- A major blow to Australian sponsors came today with the announcement that the Australian oil firm which backed television coverage in the past was withdrawing from the picture. No television sponsor is available and that is an automatic loss of $12,000. "It shows how low the tennis image has dropped in Australia," moaned Neville Vickers, Challenge Round chairman. Season ticket sales for the three-day event December 26-28 went on sale here Monday, and tively. Seattle veteran Len Wilkens j taction" 37065? was" te'pldT Mill leads the playmakers with' 29 D assists, to 280 each for Robertson and Milwaukee's Guy Rodgers. Robertson's per-game average of 10 feeds is the top mark.. Only half of the 7,000 seats were sold for the Memorial Courts, where Arthur Ashe and company will attempt to bring the «up back to America. The Americans are overwhelmingly favored over the Australian team depleted by pro raids. The tennis bloom has gone in Australia which once looked Philadelphia 137, San Francisco 91 Los Angeles 138, Seattle 120 Saturday's Pro Basketball NBA Baltimore 110, Boston 101 Cincinnati 121, Milwaukee 115 upon the game as a sort of reli- Phoenix 123. Detroit 118 g ion. New York 112, San Diego 105 The Queensland Championships in Brisbane last week, which provided a Davis Cup preview between top U.S. and Australian players, drew between 300 and 600 daily. In past years as many as 10,000 have paid to witness practice sessions alone. Most observers blame the collapse on the fact the Australians have won the Cup 15 of the last 18 times and compettion has become boring. Others say the move to the pro gram is the reason. Fans' want only to see the best-the pros. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The N a ti on a 1 Hockey League's goaltending story Wednesday night was something old,, something new and something borrowed and the results left the Oakland Seals, Lbs Angeles Kings land New York Rangers feeling blue. Something old was Toronto's 44-year-old Johnny Bower kicking out 30 shotfe as the red-hot Maple Leafs tulrned back Oakland 5-2 on third-period goals by Floyd Smith, Bob Pulford and George Armstrong. Something new was Montreal rookie Tony Esposito, 25, still unbeaten after six NHL starts as the Canadiens rallied to tie Los Angeles 2-2 on Yvan Cournoyer's goal with 3:25 to play. Something borrowed was Chicago's Denis DeJordy, brilliant in a 3-1 victory over New York in his first game since coming back from a five-week exilef in the minors. The Maple Leafs struggled with Oakland for two periods before Smith snapped a 2-2 tie at 8:10 of the final stanza. Pulford scored 47 seconds later and Armstrong wrapped it up in the closing minutes. Mike Pelyk and Jim Dorey also scored for the Leafs—it was Pelyk's first NHL goal — while Gary Jarrett and Mike Laughton tallied for the Seals. The triumph gave the Leafs six wins and a tie in their last seven games and moved them within a point of second-place Boston in the NHL's East Division. Esposito, a second-year pro, stepped in for Montreal after Gump Worsley was ordered to take a month's rest to cure his jangled nerves and Rogatien Vachon broke a hand. The NHL rookie has three wins and three ties in the six games he has started and the Canadiens have a three-point lead over Boston. Another rookie goalie, Gerry Desjardins, was sensational as the Kings grabbed a 2-01eadon! s econd-period goals by Ron Anderson and Larry Cahan. But the Canadiens fired 42 sho!y at their ex-farmhand and Dick Duff and Cournoyer finally beat him. DeJordy was lend-leased to the Central League after allowing 40 goals in 12 games early this season. But the Hawks, who were yielding goals faster than their potent attack could score them, called him back after Dave Dryden and Jack Norris allowed 27 goals in the last five games. His 34 saves backed up two goals by Jim Pappin, his 18th and 19th. Both came from in front of the New York net on centering passes from Dennis Hull. The defeat extended the Rangers' winless streak to seven games and dropped them to within a point of the fifth-place Hawks. n Harnessing A Good Quarterback Ohio State University Quarterback Rex Kern, center, who dislocated his left shoulder during practice for Rose Bowl game, gets fitted with a harness in Columbus. Phil Bennett, left, iind Trainer Ernie Biggs fit the contraption they say Kern will wear during workouts and possibly during the game with University of Southern California on New Year's Day. (AP Wirephoto) Catches 12 TD Tosses Oakland's Wells Is AFL Offensive Ace Of Week Maciejowski On Reserve Bucks' Kern Dislocates Shoulder All wrapped up in the holiday spirit-no exira'charge'. me confident ones give walkers Deluxe the elegant 8 year old bourbon They have a gift for knowing what people like. That's why they give Walker's DeLuxe. Nothing else quite measures up. STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY • 86 IJROOF • HIRAM WALKER & SONS INC. < GLORIA, ILL COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rex Kern, the often - injured quarterback of Ohio State's ;Rose Bowl-bound football Buckeyes, is sidelined again. The sophomore star dislocated his left should in a blocking «# ffiM (1riil Monday. Coach Woody " // '''" M '"%\Hayes said Kern, a right-handed 'hrower, will keep the arm in a ling for at least a week. Hayes moved sophomore Ron 'aciejowski into the No, 1 quar- •rback slot immediately and ud that if Kern doesn't recover •fore the Jan. 1 game against "mthcrn California "Macie- -vvski will do a fine job for us A quarterback . . . He's a good JJIC." The No. 1 ranked Buckeyes .Lso have senior Bill Long, who in rted as a sophomore and jun- >/, as insurance. MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay '.PI — U.S. swimmers— eked by victories by Olym- ins Don McKenzie, John Fer*, Maik Spitz and Mitch Ivey swept every event Wednesday jht in the Gold Stars of Swim• .ing competition with Argentina and Uruguay. Arizona St.'s Powell Kicker's 77 Points Wins College Title NEW YORK (AP) - Defensive back Paul Ray Powell of Arizona State won the kick-scor- i.-ig title, Danny Pitcock of Wichita State the punting crown and Terry Leiweke of Houston set an extra point record in college football statistics released today. Powell, a junior who surged from 18th place in the last four weeks of the season, kicked eight of his 10 field goals in the final four games and finished with 47 extra points for 77 1 points, second highest by a kicker in history. Charley Gogolak of Princeton had 81 in 1965. Jim O'Brien of Cincinnati had 70 points and Bob Jacobs of Wyoming, who led in field goals with 14, had 68. Pitcock kicked 71 times for a 43.2 yard per punt average, beating Benny Rhoads of Cincinnati at 42.5. Leiweke, a sophomore, kicked 52 extra points, a season record, while Toledo junior Ken Crots extended his consecutive extra point string to 64, having never missed in varsity play. Texas A&M's Steve O'Neal set ;» three-season career mark of 212 punts. Records of 565 field goals kicked in 1,282 attempts also were set. NEW YORK (AP) — Warren Wells, who first attracted the attention of the Oakland Raiders when they saw him in Kansas City Chief films, is now a Raider who this week is the object of the Chiefs' cinematic attention". The Chiefs and the Raiders meet for the American Football League's Western Division title Sunday, and one of Kansas City's main concerns has to be Wells, a split end whose 53 pass catches and 12 touchdowns have helped put Oakland where it is. His four catches, for 113 yards and one touchdown, helped the Raiders beat stubborn San Diego last Sunday and today brought him The Associated Press' designation as AFL offensive pl-'ycr of the week. It is ironic that the Chiefs should be studying ways to stop Wells in Sunday's game. They had him for a while last year j but released him in their final cut. However, he played for them long enough to get a sup-; porting role in their game films. ! "We were studying Kansas [ City films," explained Al Davis, the Raiders' managing general t partner, "and all of a sudden I '• thought I was seeing things. 1 1 knew the Chiefs played Otis | Taylor on the left, but here he was running on the right. At least I thought it was Taylor. "Of course, it turned out that it was Wells. But he looked just like Taylor. They run very similarly, and they're built pretty much alike." So as soon as Davis saw the Chiefs had put the 6-foot-l, 190- pounder on waivers, he grabbed 1 him. Wells caught just 13 passes last year, mostly playing behind Bill Miller. But this year he developed as fast as he runs. "He brought an entire new di­ mension to our attack," Coach John Rauch said. "Everybody used to fault us because we didn't have the bomb, but War­ ren took care of that very nicely." So nicely, in fact, that his 12 touchdowns, one of which came on an end-around play, were the most in the AFL this season. His 53 pass catches placed him sixth, but no one caught more TD tosses and his average gain of 21.5 yards per reception was second only to New York's Don Maynard. Receive A Free Gift When You Make Sure You Get One Come Nov. '69 Security will be mailing checks — Thousands of shop* ping dollars — to our Christmas Club members come November '69. Join now and get on the mail call. SECURITY BANK & TRUST CO. 119 N. 9th St. Mt. 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