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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1969 TEXAS GOES FOR TOUCHDOWN — Steve Worster (30), Texas back, got out of Tennessee's Bill Young's grasp at Dallas, Texas, and ran for Cotton Bowl touchdown. Ultimately, Texas won, 36-13. (AP Wirephoto) Wake Forest Whips 7reps 2nd Straight By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Maryland took it on the chin from Wake Forest again in college basketball Friday night and now the Treps, tired of losing to the Deacons, try to change their luck against North Carolina State. Wake Forest won its eighth game of the season in 10 starts and second straight against Maryland 93-71 in the opener of p r 'oii ^'eheafler r>t Greensboro, N.C. Then the Terps watched u.me N..C Slate, ineir opponents tonight, whacked Virginia 95-80. Wake Forest meets Virginia in the other game of tonight's doubleheader. — The Greensboro doubleheader was the top attraction on a light Friday night program with all of The Associated Press Top 20 teams taking the night off. In Philadelphia, Princeton battled from behind to beat Penn 59-56 in the second game of a Palestra doubleheader. Philadelphia Textile routed St. Michael's of Vermont 91-53 in the opener with Paul Poole svorlng 20 points. — Jeff Petrie led Princeton's comeback victory, scoring 14 of the Tigers' last 18 points to wipe out a nine-point deficit. Another Ivy League team, Yale, travelled to Nevada and lost 87-84. In some other intersectional games, Rhode Island held off the University of California at Irvine 81-76, Buffalo dropped Wayne State 74-55 and San Francisco State walloped Akron 92-56. It was Akron's worst defeat since 1901. George Allen Is Offered Job As Top Ram Coach 'We Can Come Back' Playoff Tilt Is Important To Cowboys By RALPH BERNSTEIN Associated Press Sports Writer MIAMI (AP) — Lee Roy Jordan says he has to prove something to himself. He says the Dallas Cowboys have to prove something to themselves. Jordan, a 225-pound lineback or for the Cowboys, figures Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings in the National Football League's playoff game is as good a time as any to find some answers. The 27-year-old Jordan, in his sixth year of professional football, admits he still is a little numb from losing the Eastern Conference title playoff to Cleveland two weeks ago. "We've got to win this one )the Playoff Bowl) to prove to ourselves and other people we have what it takes to come back." Jordan has heard that the Cowboys can't win the big ones. He says Dallas has to start its comeback now. "We can't wait until next season. That's too far away." Dallas won the NFL'S Capitol Division with a 12-2 record. The Cowboys were favored to beat Cleveland but lost 31-20. The 6-foot-l linebacker, who played for Alabama before turning pro, expects the Cowboys to win big before an expected 50,000 fans at the Orange Bowl. "It really boils down to pride," he said. Minnesota Coach Bud Grant has said that his Central Division champions—they —lost the Western title to Baltimore—also are in good spirits and he expects them to play a fine game. Minnesota and Dallas met earlier in the season, with the Cowboys winning a hard-fought game 20-7. Philadelphia Blasts Lakers Hawks Rip Pistons For 12th Straight Somerset Is Houston Gun Oyer Dallas By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Little Willie Somerset put out Dallas' fourth quarter fire and big Mel Daniels kept Indiana ablaze in Friday night's American Basketball Association action. Somerset scored 39 points as the Houston Mavericks weathered Dallas' late rally and trimmed the Chaparrals 100-96. Daniels put in 33 points, leading the Pacers past New Orleans 126-112 for their third straight victory and 10th in the last 13 games. Miami nipped Los Angeles 9291 for its sixth successive victory in the only other game scheduled. In the National Basketball Association, Atlanta beat Detroit 128-106, Milwaukee topped Phoenix 121-104, Baltimore edged Cincinnati 130-125, Philadelphia blasted Los Angeles 130-101 and San Francisco slipped past Boston 104-102. Dallas, trailing by 19 points in the final period, cut the deficit to three in a 6%-minute hot streak before the Maverick* squeaked through behind 5-foot- 10 Somerset and Art Becker, who added 18 points. John Beasley paced Dallas with 20. Daniels, Indiana's 6-foot-9 piv- otman, teamed with Bob Netolicky and Freddie Lewis to lead the Pacers past New Orleans and into third place in the Eastern Division. Netolicky scored 26 points and Lewis 25. Steve Jones' 23 points topped the Bu- caneers. Don Freeman's go-ahead field goal with 20 seconds remaining and a free throw by Willie Murrell carried the Floridians from behind against Los Angeles. Larry Miller closed the gap with a free throw in the closing seconds, but missed his second attempt, leaving the Stars one point short. Freema scored 17 points and handed off eight assitss for Miami. — Veterans Len Chappell, Jon McGlocklin and Fred Hetzel fired in 33, 28 and 24 points, respectively, as Milwaukee routed their expansion Phoenix colleagues. BOWLING SPORTS SHORTS By DAN BERGER By Tf|E ASS0 CXATED PRESS Ablated Press Spcirts Writer • WESTMINSTER B.C. LOS ANGELES (AP) _ _ R IwamotQ gcored George Allen s wife says he has s . x another been offered his job back- -that _, ... T „ „ of head coach of the Los An-! ?Tf 3J ' ragh * aS 'T?™ geles Rams. But she savs ho. Sp ' ccl s sc0 ™ d , a . ^ ™ t0r f won't accept unless he gels a : "^ er New Westoinster s Royals new contract of 11ie Kntlsh Columbia Junior "George is'one of the world's 'S^ry League, great coaches," Etty Allen said Tho & me °P enecl a 16-gam e Friday. "He is now between j io ,:i ; of Canada for the Japa- jobs because the Rams wanted ] ! " >s0 it that way. To get one of the j ~ world's greatest coaches, Ihey | Rams before early next week. should make an appropriate ol- fer." Allen, fired Dee. 26 by club president Dan Rx-ovcs bet-ause of what Reeves called a personality conflict, has been unavailable for comment on the firing since a Dec. 27 news conference. Reeves also has remained mum. Etty said her husband had been offered his old job back on New Year's Day. But she said m decision had been made, especially in light of offers Allen has received from other teams. The Buffalo Pills o fine American Football League said soon after the firing they were interested in Allen. Mrs. Allen said a The Associated Press learned • National Football League team Friday night that no decision! is also interested, but declined would be made by Allen or -the • to name the etam. FRB3NDSHD? LEAGUE High Series: Dorothy Goldsmith 491; Sadie Witter 489; Doris Boldrey 484; Maxine Jones 482; Myra Miller 467; Sherry Hutchison 450. Standings: W L Brown's Market 39 21 Featherstun Maytag .... 34 26 Burgerbarn 33 ] /2 26 V* General Radiator 33 27 Sutton Finance 32 25 Jeri-Elen Kennels 31 29 National Auto Supply 30 30 Bean's Standard Ser. 27^ 32 V2 Bayer Motor Co 26 31 Steven's Texaco 26 34 Curry Advertising 24 36 Inter-Co 21 39 WHIRLA-WAY LEAGUE High Games: Linda Nelson 216; Martha Stapleton 202; Jackie Coleman 196; Lindell Levall 195. High Series: Jackie Coleman 550; Lindell Levall 510; Marth;. Stapleton 509; Carole McPherson 496; Dorothea Chelf 489. Standings: W L Clark Jewelers 37% 22Y 2 Fulford Const 36% 23% D-X Fuel Oil 30 30 Lang Furniture 30 A & P Grocery 29 NuBowl Lanes 28 Courtney Movers 28 Glenn's Market 21 30 31 32 32 39 SEATTLE (AP) — Rod Thorn, Seattle SuperSonic guard, was scheduled to undergo surgery for torn cartilage in his left knee today and probably will be lost to the National Basketball Association team for the season. Thorn, 27, former West Virginia star, has never gone ti trough an NBA season without an injury. He first hurt his knee Nov. 6 in Detroit, reinjured it Nov. 28 and again last Monday nifdit. lOytafwrittenMrnptyi * WATERPROOFED PERMNEHTLY * By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Atlanta may be marching through Los Angeles one of these days if the Hawks keep up their torrid pace in the National Basketball Association. The high-flying Hawks —reeled off 20 straight points in the second period Friday night en route to a 128-106 bombing of the Detroit Pistons. It was their 12th straight triumph and moved them within three games of the Los Angeles Lakers, Western Division leaders, who lost to Philadelphia 130-101. Elsewhere, Baltimore got by Cincinnati 130-125, San Francisco edged Boston 104-102 and Milwaukee whipped Phoenix 121104. In the American Association, it was Miami 92, Los Angeles 91; Houston 100, Dallas 96 and Indiana 126, New Orleans 112. Atlanta trailed Detroit 39-37, but Richie Guerin, the 36-year- old player-coach, sparked the Hawks to a 57-39 lead before the Pistons could score again. The NBA record for consecutive points is 24 by Philadelphia in 1966 while the 1946 Washington Capitols and the 1959 Boston Celtics share the mark of 17 straight wins. Philadelphia built a 27-point halftime in racing past Los Angeles, which played without the flu-ridden Elgin Baylor while Jerry West was held to 14 points and Wilt Chamberlain to eight. Billy Cunningham's 27 points paced the 76ers, while the Lakers' top three unexpectedly were Keith Erickson, Mel Counts and Bill Hewitt with 20, 19 and 18. Baltimore threatened with loss of its Eastern Division lead to Philadelphia, hit the boards hard in the final period to overcome Cincinnati and Oscar Robertson, who scored 42 points. Wes Unseld and Jack Marin tipped in shots in the final two minutes to keep the Bullets in front of the Royals for the night and one game ahead of the 76ers. San Francisco staged a sensational second half rally to win its fifth game in seven starts. The Warriors were behind by 18 points in the third quarter before Joe Ellis and Nate Thurmond led a rally that pulled them to within two points with four minutes to go. — Jeff Mullins tied it at 87-87 and Ellis followed up with another field goal. The Warriors then clinched it on a three-point play, a free throw and a field goal by Thurmond with 52 seconds left. Thurmond finished with 23 points and Mullins contributed 18. Satch Sanders topped —Bosto with 27. — Veterans Len Chappell, Jon McGlocklin and Fred Hetzel fired in 33, 28 and 24 points.re- spectively, as Phoenix routed their expansion Milwaukee colleagues. TOUCHDOWN, THEN TWOPOINT CONVERSION—Penn State quarterback Chuuck Burkhart (22) goes over the goal (top photo) for second Penn State score in closing minute of Orange Bowl game in Miami. In bottom photo Penn State's Bob Campbell dives over goal for two-point conversion that gave the Nittany Lions a 15-14 victory over the Kansas Jayhawlts. (AP Wirephoto) St. Louis Wins 14th In A Row Over Oakland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There's a busy National Hockey League schedule today and frustrated Oakland will be watching closely to see how Detroit does against St. Louis. Friday night the Seals dropped their 14th straight game to St. Louis, 3-1. The Blues victory string stretches over two seasons and keeps alive the most one-sided series in the NHL. It was the only game scheduled. Doug Harvey and' Frank St. Marseille scored early goals for the Blues to give them a 2-0 lead, with St. Marseille's score an indication of just how things have been going for the Seals against St. Louis Oakland goalie Gai-y Smith deftly gloved the shot as it was about to pass over the Seals goal. He then inadvertently allowed the puck to fall into the goal for the score. Jerry Ehman rammed in a rebound for the Seals to close the count to 2-1 but St. Louis de- fenseman Ray Fortin scored the clincher in the final period. Fortin's goal? You guessed it —his first of the year. Besides the Detroit-St. Louis game tonight, New York is at Toronto, Minnesota hosts Boston, Pittsburgh hosts Philadelphia and Chicago is at Montreal. NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - An asymmetrical enlargement of the heart caused the death of Tom Murphy, 25, an old Dominion College freshman basketball player who collapsed during a practice Thursday. BERCHTESGADEN, G e r- many (AP) — Kiki Cutter, 19- year-old college student from Bend, Ore., won the women's giant slalom in World Cup competition in the Bavarian Alps Friday. It was her first European ski appearance of the season. Rookie Pro Is Leader In Sou Cal Open Golf BUENA PARK, CAlif. (AP) — Billy Casper, Lee Trevino and other superpros on the PGA tour needed to play catchup today in the second half of the first round of the Southern California Open golf tournament. Mac McLendon, a pro for only eight months, blistered the Los Coyotes Country Club course Friday for a 32-33—65 and a two-stroke lead on half of the field. His total included seven birdies for a seven-under par total. Four Californians and Jerry Barber, former PGA champion, were back of McLendon with 67s. Others at that score were Chuck Montalbano, Ross Randall, Steve Bogan and Jim Gilbert. Muddy Game Today Hula Bowl Bout Rated A Toss-Up HONOLULU (AP) — It depends on which bookie you call whether the North or the South team is favored in today's muddy Hula Bowl game among AH- Star college seniors. One has the North a three- point pick, mainly because its personnel has been in town longer. Another favors the South possibly because it has two of the best runners and two of the best pass receivers. A fellow who moved briskly might get a bet down on both sides and pray for a tie. Praying for sunshine is also in order, since two days of rain such as comes only in the tropics has turned the field into a soggy mess. But the prospect of soggy goo shouldn't bother Southern Calif- omig's Heisman Trophy-winner halfback O.J. Simpson, who was to duel for the South against the North's Leroy Keyes of Purdue. Simpson seems to find cavorting in the mud fun. In a junior college game in 1965, Simpson, playing for City College of San Francisco, galloped for 304 yards and five touchdowns on runs of 88, 73, 58, 16 and 1 14 yards. He also caught a touchdown pass of 27 yards. And that day, the field was a quagmire. Simpson is alternating with Chris Gilbert of Texas, another great runner, in practice sessions, most held indoors. Both men arrived after New Year's Day games. Ron Dellers of Florida State and Gene Washington of Stanford give the South squad two of the finest pass receivers. The North coaching staff of Ara Parseghian and Ben Schwartzwald'er of Notre Dame and Syracuse has shifted keyes to flanker, because Jim Seymour of Notre Dame has a pulled muscle. Coley O'Brien of Notre Dame will start at quarterback for the North and Billy Enyart of Oregon State and Ron Johnson of Michigan will de what running can be done in the goo. The game will be televised live at 4:30 p.m. EST. Not Nominated For Sullivan Award Beamon Sets Sights On Indoor Long Jump Mark By RON RAPOPORT Associated P/ess Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— What do you do if you're a track athlete who has advanced! his event to the year 2,001? If you're Bob Beamon, you try for about 2,069. When Beamon long jumped 29 feet, 2Vz inches at the Olympic Games in Mexico City in October, he broke the world record by nearly two feet, a performance considered the greatest in the history of track and field by those who measure such things. At the time, it was said that the lithe, 22-year-old athlete had set the event ahead by a generation, that probably no one would jump that far again for years, but Beamon disagrees. "I think I can do it aga.*n," he said' Thursday as he arrived here for the Examiner All- American Games indoor track and field meet Saturday. "I thought I could be better. I would like to go about 30 or 31 feet." Right now, though, he is more interested in pushing his world indoor record of 27-2% beyond the 28-foot limit. Beamon said he has not done any training for the long jump since the Olympics, but has played some basketball and may join the Texas-El Paso team for a few games when he enrolls there again later this month. Beamon said' he felt bad about not being nominated for the Sullivan Award, which is annually given by the Amateur Athletic Union to the top amateur athlete of the year. Committees of the AAU nominate three athletes from various sections of the country and newsmen vote on the final winner on the basis of performance and sportsmanship, Surprise was expressed in some quarters when Beamon, world and Olympic champions Lee Evans and Tommie Smith and football star O.J. Simpson were not nominated. In New York, Olan Cassell, the AAU's director of track and field, said a mistake had been made and that Beamon "definitely was nominated for 1968. 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