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ALLEN REHIRED AS RAMS' COACH—With Owner Dan Reeves in background, head coach George Allen, left, reads a statement at Los Angeles news conference after the Rams announced that Allen had been rehired as coach. He was fired Dec. 26 because of a "personality conflict" with Reeves. (AP Wircphotol Together Catch 723 Aerials Maynardr Saner Pass Completions Lead Jet Attack By ORLO ROBERTSON FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Don Maynard and Sf.orge Sauer Jr., are a far cry from'the usual conception of a Dig, rough, tough professional football player. Yet they are two of the big reasons why the New York Jets will be meeting !he Baltimore Colts in Sunday's Super Bowl. Both look more like successful young business executives, confident, fastidiously dressed, striding down Madison Avenue en route to the next financial account customer. Personality-wise they are as different as two peas in a pod. Maynard, at 31 a veteran of 11 years in professional ball, in the prankster—ever ready with the quip. "An unusual kid," is the way coach Weeb Ewbank describes his pass catching ace. Ewbank calls him the "human crab because he seems to be always finding fault in a jok« ing manner." Then the roly-poly Jets coach added: "but he is a great athlete—one that doesn't smoke, never takes a drink and trains the year round even when teaching school during the off season." Sauer, 24-yearrold son of the Jets personnel director, is even more deceiving in picturing a pro football player. He wears horned-rimmed glasses beneath a head of heavy blond hair. On the field, Sauer replaces his spectacles with contact lsijses. "The contacts has made a dif- fer?nt player out of him.'f said Ewbank. "When he first joined the club we noticed he often dropped the "ball catching it over one shoulder. We sent him to an eye specialist who recommended contact lenses." Since then he has joined with Maynard in giving the Jets one of the most feared 1-2 punches. "1 would describe George as a fast Ray Berry," said Ewbank, i eferring to the one-time great Baltimore end. "Berry was not fast but he ran great patterns. George is fast and also is a master at patterns." Statistically Sauer edged Maynard 66-57 in passes caught during the past season. But Maynard hung up a pro record of yardage gained, surpassing Berry's old mark with a total of 1 297 yards and 10 touchdowns. Sauer picked up 1,141 yards and scored three touchdowns. While sitting around the lobby of the Jets hotel headquarters, Maynard was asked what he tnought of the odds which make the Colts an 18-point favorite. "The odds make no difference to me," Maynard replied. "I never even think of them. This is just another big game. But I think I'm a better pass receiver this year chiefly because Joe (quarterback Joe Namath) and r have been working together fcur years. What helped make Berry so great was that he was with Johnny Unitas for 10 years." Sauer, who celebrated his third wedding anniversary on Wednesday, was just as calm outwardly as his teammate. And he expressed surprise at the point spread. "I've got plenty of butterflies iwAde of me," said the likeable youngster. "But they disappear as soon as I get into a meeting of the players or on the field." Crab Orchard Vs. Waltonville Bk ford 1 Fines Woodlawn In little Egyp tian Meet Tonite IMfc V. Register-New Crab Orchard scored 14 points in an overtime period to oust Tamaroa 63-56, and coach Dave Simpson's host Waltonville club spilled Dahlgren 67-45, winding up first*, round action in the Little Egyptian Conference tourney last night.' In semifinals tonight coach Roger Yates top-rated Blnford Trojans (13-1 ) meet Woodlawn at 6:45, and Crab Orchard hits Waltonville at 8:00. Bluford defeated Ashley in the opening round while Woodlawn polled an upset of Thompson- vTJe. Crab Orchard, an eight-time winner of the conference tourney including triumphs in the past five straight seasons, needed all of its guns last night before surviving Tamaroa. The count was 15-15 at the quarter, Crab Orchard Vd 26-35 at nalftime, and Tamaroa took a 42-38 advantage into the final quarter. Crab Orchard rallied to tie at 49-49 as regulation time expired, then whipped in 14 points in the overtime session for the 63-56 verdict. Segars hit 22, Odom 19 and Bailey 16 for Crab Orchard. Bob Rusiewski dominated Ta- imroa's attack with 33 points, talying all of his team's 15 counters in the first- quarter. Waltonville ran up a 21-4 first period lead on Dahlgren's Bulldogs and employed reserves for most of the contest in winning 67-45. Ten players joined in the winning Spartan offense. They were Steve Taylor 12, Dave Colle 12, Dave Stelmazewski 8, Wendell Norris 7, Bruce Heck 6, Dale Lewis 6, Roger Allen 5, Terry Hall 4, Jim Shurtz 4 and Gary Lynch 3. Clyde Cross hit 13 and Bob Rawls 12 for the losing Dahlgren quintet. 1—B THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1969 By JOHN RACK AWAY SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — Rod Laver of Australia and Billie Jean King of the Long Beach, Calif., have been seeded f'rst in the men's and women's Angles for next week's New South Wales Open Tennis Tournament at White City Stadium. JEFFERSON MOTORS GREAT BREAKAWAY SALE IS ON 1969 PONTIAC CATALINA HARDTOP .COUPE If You Hate Hum Drum Driving As Much As We Do, Now Is The Time To Breakaway LA. Open Tourney Tough Course No Problem For Trevino THE OLD UNION grade school basketball team Is currently undefeated In regular season play, with 12 straight victories. Members of the squad are: (kneeling, left to right) Kris Strotlimann, Jim Garrison, Jim Lincicome, Gary Mann, Randy Jenkins and Keith Strothmann. Back row, Coach Jim Copple, Jerry Reckers, Gary Ostennan, Dennis Johnson, Charles Bruce, Cort Jones, Randy Rowe and Manager Mark Lincicome. Old Union, a small county school, has an enrollment of 124 students in eight grades. By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Open champion Lee Trevino, no stranger to sand putting surfaces or most any other green, perfect, good or bad, isn't worried about the setting of the Los Angeles Open Golf Tournament. The peppery little guy from El Paso, Tex., was ready to shoot for the works today as play began in the 43rd annual mid-winter golfing fixture for a $100,000 purse. Along with Trevino were such greats of the game as Billy Casper, the 1968 winner of the event, and three-time winner Arnold Palmer. The setting is the 6,827-yard par 36-35—71 Rancho Park course where Palmer scored his victories in 1963 and successive wins in 1966-67. Casper's triumph a year age his first here in 13 attempt!), came on Pasadena's Brookside Municipal course. He has yet to win at Rancho. A year,, ago Trevino, yet to hit the headlines in winning the National Open, tied for eighth and earned a respectable $2,950 for four days of labor. The personable Mexican-American went on to pocket $132,127 for the year. "This course," said Trevino, "is tough because your lies are either above or below your feet. I don't complain about the course we play, not even if the holes were out in the gravel. I come to play. We all play the same course." Two well-known pros, colorful Chi Chi Rodriguez and Gardner Dickson, bowed out of the tournament because of flu attacks. Wednesday's Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LAS VEGAS, Nev.—Dick Hall, 277, Boston, stopped Jimmy Rosette, 173&, San Diego, 2; Gil Gallardo, 132, San Diego, slopped Manuel Fuentes 133, Hermosillo, Mex., 4. Fairmont Second Ky. Wesleyan Remains Top Small College By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Kentucky Wesleyan, almost knocked off its perch atop The Associated Press' small-college basketball ratings, faces another difficult assignment this weekend when it takes on 10th- rated Gannon, Pa. The Panthers from Owensboro, Ky., suffered their initial setback of the campaign when they bowed to Evansville 71-70 last week. The result helped runner-up Fairmont of West Virginia to move to within 11 points of the leaders in the latest vote by a national panel of 16 sports writers and broadcasters. Kentucky Wesleyan, 8-1 through games of last Saturday, accumulated 234 points in the balloting to 223 for unbeaten Fairmont, which edged the Panthers in first-place votes, five to four. The Panthers meet Corpus Christ! tonight and take on Gannon Saturday night. Gannon defeated Mt. St. Mary's, Illinois Wesleyan and San Francisco State last week in lifting its record to 9-2. — Stephen F. Austin rushed up to grab third place in t his week's balloting followed by Ashland, Ohio, which held its ground, and Trinity, Tex., which slipped two positions to fifth. Southwestern Louisiana, Central State of Ohio, Evansville, which advanced from 15th to eighth, Long Beach State and Gannon complete the first 10 in that order. Illinois State, tied for 19th with Cheyney, Pa., State, is the only new team in the second 10. South Dakota State is 11th. Then come Lamar Tech, Nevada Southern, Youngstown State, Wittenberg, Eastern Michigan and Southwest Missouri State in a 16th-place deadlock and Indiana, Pa., State. Olympic Sprint Coach Featured At Track Clinic NCAA Threatens College Football Rulesmakers Will Return Came To 1-Platoon System By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite charges of strong-arm tactics by the powerful NCAA council and pressure from the top brass, college football rules- makers are expected to beat down the new attempt to put in limited substitution, reurning the game to the one-platoon system. Before closing its annual convention Wednesday, the National Collegiate Athletic Association named a three-man committee to sit in with the 17-man committee which begins deliberations at Palm Springs next Monday on the knotty problem. Coaches and others favorable to the more exciting two-platoon —or professional brand—of football insist that this action is like holding a hammer over the rules committee's head. However, an informal poll of the committee indicates that sentiment is strong for keeping the present rule, which produced some of the most exciting scores and biggest crowds in history. While the council insists the three men are mere boservers, some recalled that similar tactics were used 152 when the two-platoon system was surprisingly scrapped, not to return until 165. Many f the college adminis- tratrs are pushing for a return to limited substitution, arguing that this is one means of cutting down spiraling costs now threatening o bankrupt college athletic programs. The financial squeeze has brought other sharp cleavages between the men who handle the purse strings and the men who coach the teams. One of these new areas concerns scholarships. Administrators want them reduced, perhaps placed under a national ceiling. The coaches, who depend 1 on material for their jobs, are rebellious. Most of them want as many scholarships as they can get The American Football Coaches Association Wednesday voted to appoint a blue ribbon panel to study spiralling costs in athletics. The coaches are out to prove that there's a lot of lard on the hog—but not from scholarships. The scholarship problem brought an interesting sidelight to the convention when a measure was passed giving the individual institutions a stronger hand in taking away the grants- in-aid when player is guilty of manifest disobedience. Some of the Negro members took this as a subtle slap at the black power groups and said it might be invoked 1 just because a player wears an Afro haircut or no haircut at all. The NCAA insisted that the guilt would have to be deeper than that and would involve boycotts and overt acts of disruption, such as the San Jose State sitdown against Brigham Young during the football season. Relations with the pros cooled further. The incoming president, Harry M. Cross of the University of Washington, said he hoped that colleges would refrain from letting professional teams use their facilities lest the pros interfere with the college programs. Philadelphia Edges Hawks Bullets 1 Unseld Scores Layup To Nip Rockets CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) — Stan Wright of Western Illinois University, who coached America's sprinters in the Mexico City Olympic Games, is featured speaker at the Illinois H'gh School track and Field Clinic here Saturday. About 300 state prep track coaches will attend the clinic sponsored jointly by the University of Illinois Athletic Association and the Illinois High School Coaches Association. The program also includes a oresentation by Don Kohlman, coach of Proviso West's 1968 Illinois prep title team, and a demonstration by the Illini track squad. TYLER 'S JEFFERSON MOTORS INC. 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Largest Automobile . Dealer' Pontiac—Cadillac—Buick—GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon 5^ jBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS San Diego's Rockets launched a tremendous come-from-behind effort, but Wes Unseld scuttled the whole thing with a simple little layup. , Unseld nursed in the layup with just three seconds left Wednesday night to give the Baltimore Bullets a 108-107 victory over the Rockets in the National Basketball Association. Philadelphia nipped 1 Atlanta 112-111, Boston stopped Detroit 113-104 and New York rolled past Milwaukee 115-101 in the night's other activity. Over in the American Basketball Association, Kentucky sailed past Indiana 109-97, Minnesota edged Miami 128-124 and Los Angeles checked Denver 117-112. San Diego was 17 points behind early in the fourth quarter when it started its rally, moving to a 107-106 lead with 30 seconds left on Don Kojis' jump shot. Pat Riley and Kojis doubled teamed the Bullets' Earl Monroe and stole the ball with 16 seconds left. Jack Marin of Baltimore fouled San Diego's Elvin Hayes, but the rookie center missed both free throws with nine seconds remaining, giving Baltimore possession. Marin then missed a 25-foot jumper, but Unseld grabbed the rebound and put it in for victory. The victory enabled the Bullets to maintain their V/s game lead over Philadelphia in the rugged 1 Eastern Division race. Marin finished with 27 points, Kevin Loughery had 26 and Monroe 24. Hayes had 26 for the Rockets. Billy Cunningham's jumper with just two seconds left carried Philadelphia past Atlanta after the Hawks had moved ahead 111-110 on a pair of free throws by Lou Hudson with six seconds left. Bill Russell also supplied some last minute heroics for Boston. The Celtics were ahead by only 105-104 with 1:20 left when Russell went high to stuff one basket, then stole the ball and set up another by John Havlicek to hike the lead 1 to 109-104. Bailey Howell then hit a pair of free throws and a field goal for the final margin. The loss was painful in more ways than one for the Pistons. Dave Bing, last year's NBA scoring leader, was forced to leave the game with a leg injury suffered in a multi-player collision under the boards in the third period. And teammate Happy Hairston was forced ut in the final period with an arm Balance, They've Got Scoring balance has long been one of the chief aims of SIU coach Jack Hartman and, if that is a secret of his success, the Salukis should have another banner season . . . Hartman is getting plenty of balance . . . After posting their eighth win against Kentucky Wesleyan on Monday night, the Saluki scoring looked like this: Dick Garrett 18 per game; Willie Griffin 11.4; Chuck Benson 11.3; Bruce Butchko 11.2 ... Rex Barker and Roger West brook, sharing a guard position, have collected 55 and 54 points respectively, for a 10.9 average per game . . . Next big test for the balanced Salukis comes at Evansville next Wednesday night, Jan. 1$ . . . -X- -X- -X- Ram Frosh Lose Mt Vernon's frosh cagers took a 75-41 stomping from Ben» ton last night in the South Seven tourney . . . Carbondale tripped Marion 69-65 in the other semifinal . . . Coach Scott Gill's yearlings face Marion for third place at 6:30 tonight . . . Carbondale and Benton collide for the title at 8 o'clock . . . -X- -X- -X- Nite For Gamber George Beres, publicity director of Northwestern University, phoned the other day to discuss the possibility of staging a "Terry Gamber Nite" for a home game at Evanston ... He suggested either Feb. 15 or March 1 . . . Terry is senior captain of the Wildcats and N'western has held hometown nifes for its captains in past years, including one a few seasons ago for McLeansboro's Jim B times ... "We wouldn't expect a big 1 del egation to come all the way to Evanston from Mt Vernon, but do you think 10 or 20 might make the trip?" asked Beres . . . We guessed they would . . . The plans are in the making ... -X- -X- -X- On TV Saturday And Mt. Vernon fans can watch Terry on TV this Saturday at 1:15 p.m. when N'western and Illinois tangle in a "must" Big Ten game for both clubs ... The Wildcats and Illini were considered the Big Ten's Cinderella teams going into the conference schedule, both owning long winning streaks . . . Illinois took a blast from Purdue on Tuesday night, but N'western is still working on a nine-game string . . . Illini coach Harv Schmidt called the loss to Purdue "disheartening but not disasterous . • . "He'll be out to regain national prestige in the TV battle at N'western ... Over the years, Illinois holds a huge bulge in the series against N'western. The Illini have won 59, the Cats 24 . . . Last season the clubs split, each winning at home ... injury after colliding with Larry Siegfield early in the final session. Havlick led Boston with 17 points and Howell had 26. Eddie Miles scored 21 for the Pistons. New York, which had its 10- game winning streak broken by Chicago Tuesday night, came back with 19 straight points midway through the first half to easily rout the Bucks. It was 25-25 when New York went on its splurge to build its lead to 44-25, and Milwaukee never got closer than eight points after that Height Advantage Illinois will have a. slight height advantage over Gamber's Wildcats. ... The Illini start Dave Scholz', 6-8, Greg Jaackson, 6-8, Randy Crews, 64, Mike Price, «%i and Jodie Harrison. 6-3. . . The Wildcats go with Jim Sar ; no, 6-8, Don Adams, 6-6, Dan Davis, 6-3, Gamber, 6-1, and Da !e Kelley 5-11. . . But that little Kelley guy can put in the points as quickly!, as anybody. . . He's a very b'g 5-11. . . What's A Cinch? Mt. Vernon Ram coach Bob Arnold yesterday named senior Frank Sanders as a "cinch"* starter against Herrin. . . But what is a cinch? Sanders came up with infected teeth had a couple extracted and missed practice yesterday afternoon. . So there goes another cinch. Arnold said this morning that he would start "two big boys—but not three. " Big boys are H a wthorne, Strickl and and Sledge. ... He named Jerry Seibert a* a}<other 'cinch' starter. . .Watch out, Jerry. ... -X- -X- -X- Safem Tourney Mt. Vernon skips the Salem Invitational Tourney this year, but the Salem field presents an! Interesting intra-conference lineup ... . Two teams from four different' leagues comprise the field. . . Centralia and Carbondale from the South Seven. . . Salem and Olney from the North Egypt. . . Pinckneyville and Du Quoin irum the Southwest Egyptian. . . And Effingham and Greenville from the Mid-. State.... . -o -o- -Ov,,.. -.-. Forgotten City . Wire Service Guild member* of the Associated Press are on strike. Because of curtailed wire service, the AP messaged member newspapers today that it would be interested in basketball scores of just 20 teams this weekend. . . On the list of 20 were Caf- t -ot idale and Fairfield.. Underv Rtandable, because both are rated. . . ," But the AP wanting a Fair,field score and forgetting Mt Vernon??? We never thought the day would come. ., . * , Casey Jr. High To Host Olney Coach Everett Thompson's C& sey Jr. High basketball team will host Olney Friday night The Rams will pit a 10 -4 record against Olney's 8-1 slate. Mt. Vernon beat Olney in the first game of the season. The "B" game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. followed by the varsity battle. Pro Basketball NBA Eastern Division W. L. Pet G.B. Baltimore .... 31 11 .738 — Phila'phia ..- 29 12 .707 1ft Boston 27 13 .675 3 Nrw York .... 27 18 .675 3, Cincinnati 24 17 .585 6% Detroit _ 15 26 .366 15% Milwaukee » 12 32 .273 20? Western Division Los Angeles 30 13 .698 — ; Atlanta 25 17 .595 4% Orcago ; 19 25 .432 11% Si,n Diego .... 18 24 .429. San Fran. .... 18 25 .419 12 . Seattle 14 31 .311 17 Phoenix 9 34 .209, 21 m & yiamingjpw Family Restaurants The attractive, newly built Flaming Pit Restaurant scheduled to open shortly on the top floor of the First National Bank Building 10th & Broadway Mt. Vernon, III. Will be interviewing for the following positions MANAGER TRAINEES Young (over 21) aggressive men, willing to worlt v -> all hours learning all phases of restaurant management. No* Experience Necessary Advancement Potential , BARTENDERS Capable, high volume, reliable individuate. V Inventory and ordering experience preferred. , ' • Top wages. ;/ .. Apply In Person • At • - ?,'>".:.. Illinois State Employment Servf^o V 225 South 9th St. Mt. Vernon, . HUOPK^/'

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