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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 1969 Action Opens Tonight Bluford Favored To Win Little Egyptian Tourney By Bob Forbes If history has a habit of repeating itself, Crab Orchard will likely be the 1968-69 champion of the Little Egyptian Conference Tournament which gets underway at Waltonvilie tonight. Since the tourney began in 1953, Crab Orchard has dominated the field, capturing a total of eight championships. The Trojans have won the past five tourneys in a row. Corum Turner bucketed a field goal as the buzzer sounded last year to give Crab Orchard a 66-65 win over Bluford in the finals of the tourney. Woodlawn took third place honors with a 52-50 win over Thompsonville. Only two other teams besides Crab Orchard have won more than one Little Egyptian tourney titles. Thompsonville won the inaugural meet in 1953 and repeated again in 1956. Walton­ vilie wore the crown in 1960 and 1963. Bluford, the 1955 champ, is seeded No. 1 this year and is expected to capture the title.' Coach Roger Yates' club is currently 7-0 in conference play and 12-1 overall. Bluford has, the entire starting five back hvn last year's club consisting of 5-.s N Jack Michels, 6-0 Bob Osboro, 6-2 Randy Mills, 5-11 Ed Donoho and 6-1 Ed Case. Crab Orchard, with a 5-2 league mark, is expected to meet Bluford In the championship game again this year. ' Thompsonville's Tigers, with a 4-2 league mark and 5-4 overall, could be a threat to claim the title. Coach Jim West has a wel>- rounded club in 6-0 Rick Elimon, 5-11 Sam White, 6-1 Jiin Head, 6-2 Carl Sullivan and 6-2 Kelley Bennett. "This should be an evenly matched tournament/' said Waltonvilie Coach Dave Simpson. "Any of the top four or five teams could win the title." Opening round games on Tuesday pit Bluford against Ashley at 6:45 p.m., followed by the Thompsonville - Woodlawn encounter. On Wednesday, Crab Orchard will tangle with Tamaroa al 6:45, while Waltonvilie battles Dahlgren in the night cap. The tournament was held at Waltonvilie for the first 13 years before being switched to Bluford for the 1966, 67 and 68 meets. "The tournament was switched back to Waltonvilie because we have the largest gym," said Simpson. "We just got tired of running the tourney during that three year period and let it go' to Bluford," he said. The pairings for the meet, along with conference won-lost records follow. Tuesday Bluford (7-0) vs. Ashley (3-3) —6:45 p.m. Thompsonville (4-2) vs. Woodlawn (1-6)— 8 p.m. Wednesday Crab Orchard (5-2) vs. Tamaroa (2-5)—6 :45 p .m. Waltonvilie (4-3) vs. Dahlgren (0-7)—8 pm. Thursday Winners of Games 1 and 2— 6:45 p.m. Winners of Games 3 and 4— 8 p.m. Friday Consolation Game— 6:45 p.m. Championship Game— 8 p.m. Past Champs Past winners of the Lit tie Egyptian Conference Tournament title are as follows: 1953—Thompsonville 1954—Royal ton 1955—Bluford 1956—Thompsonville 1957—Valier 1958—Crab Orchard 1959—Woodlawn 1960—Waltonvilie 1961—Crab Orchard 1962—Crab Orchard 1963—Waltonvilie 1964—Crab Orchard 1965—Crab Orchard 1966—Crab Orchard 1967—Crab Orchard 1968—Crab Orchard Namath Evaluates AFL Throwers: Tour Passers Better Than Colts' Mor rail Squad Totals 33 Players Oilers, Jets Each Have II On Eastern All-Stars NEW YORK (AP) Coach Wal- iy Lemm named four of his own Houston Oilers Monday to the Eastern squad for the American Football League's All-Star game, bringing to 11 the number of Oilers who will play in the Jan. 1 game at Jacksonville, Fla. The New York Jets, the Eastern and league champions, also will have 11 players, the most any team can have. The Oilers Lemm selected! are defensive end Pat Holmes, center Bobby Mapls, offensive tackle Walt Suggs and guard Sonny Bishop. The additional Jets are defensive tackle John Elliott linebacker Al Atkinson and running back Emerson Boozer. The three players who round back Emerson Boozer. The three players who round out the 33-man squad are defensive back Leroy Mitchell of Boston and a Miami passing combination, quarterback Bob Griese and! receiver Karl Noonan. The starting 22 players plus placekicker Jim Turner of New York were selected by the league's coaches. On offense, Lemm will have wide receivers Don Maynard and George Sauer of New York, tight end Alvin Reed of Houston, tackles Winston Hill of New York and Glen Ray Hines of Houston, guards Billy Shaw of Buffalo and Dave Herman of New York, center Jon Morri* of Boston, quarterback Joe Na­ math of New York and running backs Hoyle Granger of Houston and Jim Kiick of Miami. The defensive line has Gerry Philbin and Verlon Biggs of New York at ends and Jim Dunaway of Buffalo and! Houston Catch NFL Football See all the action on CBS-TV Sundayl See me for a better deal on your car, home or life insurance anydayl BOWLING CITY McPHEARSON MEMORIAL, LEAGUE High Series: Carl Roach 265, H. Higgins 564, O. Robinson 562, Marv Phillips 554, Paul Warren 547, V. Heintz 546. Standings Won Lost Eddie's Tavern - 40 IT Hilton Shirts 33 24 Beck's Texaco 32 25 Beans Standard 31 26 Scarbrough 30 27 Silverstreak „ 29 28 Stan the Tire Man — 28 29 Stans Barber 26 31 Greyhound 25 32 Am. Welding 12 45 -X- -X- -X- TOWN AND COUNTRY LEAGUE High Games: Ann. Benoist 188, Shirley Benoist 185, LaVin Brieseacher 174, Linda Allison 167, Evelyn Drennan 165, Emma Braddy 165. -X- -X- -x- FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE Standings Won Los* Endicott's Furn 42 Woody's 66 42 Rad. 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The linebackers are Houston's George Webster and Garland Boyette and Buffalo's Mike Stratton. In the defensive backfield are Miller Farr and Ken Houston of Houston and George Byrd and George Saimes of Buffalo. FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla (AP) — Joe Namath wasn 't in town 24 hours before he started the Super Bowl's first feud. Namath, the super quarterback of the American Football League champion New York Jets, said on a television program that) there were at least four better passers in the AFL than Baltimore's Earl Morrall. Namath I listed Oakland's Daryle LaMohica, John Hadl of the Kansas City Chiefs, Bob Griese of the Miami Dolphins, and himself as belter than Morrall, the Nationjal Football League 's Player-of-the year. And, toj add insult to injury, Namath iaid his backup quarterback with the Jets, Babe Parilli, ciuld have played with Baltimorej this year, and might have done a better job man Morrall. He said Parilli throws better. Namath said he didn't give a hang if his observations stimulated Baltimore in Sunday's Su per Bowl battle with the Jets for the professional football championship of, the world. Coach Don Shula of the Colts heard about Namath's com ments and replied, "I don't know how Namath can rap Earl, the NFL's Player-of-the- year. He had a great completion percentage, led the league in touchdown passes, threw for huge chunks of yardage. He didn't throw those dinky flat passes, either. "He (Namath) can say what the heck he wants, but I don 't know how he can rap a guy like Earl who has accomplished what Morrall has accomplished for us this year. We're happy with Earl." Shula wasn 't deterred from praising Namath as one of the top quarterbacks in the game. "He's a heck, of a thrower," said the Baltimore coach. "He moves their offense. He has that quick release. The thing he does as well as anybody is set up win good ~depth. "He back-pe* dais well, doesn't get caught often with the football. He has what we call fast feet, in that he can adjust quicklyj move from i side to side, get ouj: of the rushing lanes." Shula added that probably most important, Namath has a strong, accurate arm. Asked how he felt about his team being an IB-point favorite, Shula said he paid no attention to such things. We were favored to beat the I Browns in 1964 for the championship and lost," he noted. "We also were favored to beat the Browns this year during the regular season and didn't win. We've also played a, lot where we were favored and won. "I'd hate to think we were over confident," Shula said. "After all, we must realize that everything we've accomplished all year hinges on what we accomplish Sunday." Eckert Asserts His Authority In Monday Meeting CHICAGO (AP) — Gen. William D. Eckert established his interim authority as commissioner of baseball Monday at a meeting of the game's Executive Council. Eckert, who submitted his forced resignation Dec. 6 with four years remaining on a seven-year contract, said' "I will have full responsibility and authority until a new commissioner is elected." There was no discussion of candidates for the job at Monday's routine session but club owners tentatively have set a meeting Feb. 4 in Chicago to try to select a successor to Eckert at a reported $100,000 a year Salary. Eckert announced that the All-Star game slated for Washington, D.C., July 22 will be held at night. It marks the second successive year the classic will be played under lights. Last year it was played at night in Houston's Astrodome and! both in 1943 and 1944 the game was held at night in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, respectively. Eckert said the game "will Ram Coach Back DOC HELPS AS ALLEN IS REHIRED By JACK STEVENSON Associated Press SPorts Writer LOS ANGELES (AP)—It Will hardly appear in the journal of the American Medical Association, but a physician helped heal the bizarre rift between the president and the coach of the Los Angeles Rams. Dan Reeves, the president and owner of 51 per cent of the National Football League's stock, rehired! George Allen, the winning coach he had fired the day after Christmas. Reeves said there was "personality conflict" between he and Allen. Reeves explained at a news conference a few hours after Monday's rehiring announcement that he began to have second thoughts about his dismissal action of a week ago. Dr. Jules Rasinski Jr. called him to say Allen had told him that he wanted to return as coach. "I began to think about it." Reeves told newsmen. "If a man is this dedicated, I thought I should reconsider." The team doctor called again the next day and the owner told him that he would be glad to meet with Allen. They met for three hours on New Year's Day at the Reeves home and again last Saturday. On Monday, Reeves announced that Allen 's contract, which has two years left to run, remains the same with the same salary—reportedly $40,000 a year. Firing of Allen shocked! players and fans. Several veteran stars of the team threatened to retire or ask to be traded if the coach didn't return. Reeves denied that the threat of the small rebellion by players or mounting pressure from fans and news media influenced his decision. "The reasons I had were valid and sufficient in my mind'," Reeves said of the firing. He refused to elaborate. But later he said there was a difference of philosophy between himself and Allen. "The man works 14 hours a day on football, and it is hard for someone on the outside—I mean someone not technically involved in football—to get through to George." The owner and coach said they had agreed to forget the past difficulties and strive for closer association in the future. Allen, who remained at the news conference only a few minutes, said he was "very happy to be returning as Dan 's coach ...." Allen, 46, came to the Rams in 1966 from Chicago where he had been defensive coach for the Bears. He took over a club which had been 4-10 in 1965 and posted records of 8-6, 11-1-2 and 10-3-1. Undefeated lllini Are Fourth UCLA Is Again Unanimous Poll Leader By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer St John's of New York, second to none as giant-killers of second place teams in The Associated Press major-college basketball poll, advanced from 17th place to eighth in the latest vote today while North Carolina regained the No. 2 position behind powerful UCLA. The Redmen, winners over North Carolina two weeks ago when the Tar Heels were ranked second, upset Davidson, 75-74 last Saturday night. The result dropped the Wildcats from second to sixth place. North Carolina, which tumbled to fourth after its setback to St John's, collected 722 points in the balloting by a national panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters. UCLA was again a unanimous choice for first place, accumulating the maximum 1,000. The Bruins lifted their record to 9-0 by defeating St. John's in the New York Holiday Festival final last Monday and by beating Tulane Saturday night. North Carolina whipped Princeton and Duke for a 9-1 mark. Santa Clara, unbeaten in 12 starts, advanced three places to third and Illinois, 10-0, climbed from eighth to fourth. Santa Clara beat Columbia, Oklahoma City and San Francisco while the Blini tripped Minnesota in its only game. Kansas held fifth place. Kentucky fell four positions to seventh after splitting two games, including a 69-65 setback by Wisconsin. Villanova remained No. 9 and New Mexico State 110, rushed up from 12th to complete the Top Ten. Cincinnati, 10th a week ago, slipped to 19th as a result of its losses to Tulsa and Wichita State. Northwestern, 9-1 after defeating Michigan State, made the most rapid advance among the teams in the Second Ten. The Wildcats soared from 19th to 12th. Drake, in 18th place, and Marquette, 20th, are the newly rated teams. They replaced New Mex- Rising Costs Present Problems NCAA Could Change College Sports Setup By JACK STEVENSok / LOS ANGELES (AP) -\Worry over rising costs of intercollegiate athletics and the problem of what to do with freshrnton in the sports setup were chief concerns today as the National Collegiate Athletic Association opened its 63rd annual cbnven-- ticn. A return to one-platoon football to reduce the size of squads and coaching staffs goes under scrutiny this afternoon at a round table discussion. Actually, the substitution rule is the prerogative of the rules committee but the convention can exort an influence. On Sunday, Chairman John Waldorf and secretary Dave Nelson of the rules committee met with ico, No. 18 last week, and St. Bonaventure, No. 20. New Mexico was beaten by Butler while the Bonnies dropped games to Oklahoma City and Villanova. The Top 20, with first place votes, season records through Saturday, Jan .4 and points for first 15 picks on a 20-18-16-14-1210-9-8-etc. basis: 1. UCLA 50 2. North Carolina 3. Santa Clara 4. Illinois 5. Kansas 6. Davidson 7. Kentucky • 8. St. John's,, N.Y. 9. Villanova 10. New Mexico State 11. LaSalle 12. Northwestern 13. Detroit 14. Louisville 15. Ducjuesne 16. Ohio State 17. Notre Dame 18. Drake 19. Cincinnati 20. Marquette 9-0 1000 9-1 722 12-0 665 10-0 651 12-1 613 8-1 512 7-2 491 8-2 418 8-1 343 11-0 322 9-1 160 9-1 135 10-2 101 9-1 98 9-1 95 7-2 86 7-2 64 10-1 53 7-3 36 8-2 27 the executive council to discuss the situation. "Our big concern is the matter of rising costs," NCAA President Marcus Plant of Michigan told a news conferonre. He said many opinions ; were voiced at the council meeting, with one segment favcring the present free substitution or two-platoon system and another talking in favor of the single platoon with limited substitution. Although the convention can make •• recommendations, Plant conceded, "We'd be opening a Pandora's box if a group as large as this got into the matter of changing rules." Later this month the rules committee meets in Palm Springs to decide the ultimate outcome v An answer to the freshman rule comes sooner. A year ago, the NCAA voted to permit freshman competition in varsity spoits except football and basketball. PRICE'S LIVESTOCK MKT. Salem, III. 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