The Courier-Journal from Louisville, Kentucky on September 24, 1968 · Page 22
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Tuesday, September 24, 1968
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B 6 THE COURIERJOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, KY. ILLsDA' iMUKxNiNG. SLPlbMBLH 24, 1968 v y j What's Wrong ith the Bears? W 5.V "c I'd JpL k&$L4 It "'" fit ,xr.v. 3 HtfV3 III i 4 ' v. Susie Shipe iiiiM,lriViliii'tikllliiiiiiW'fn,wliii tiVt" Debbie Ferguson i urin in imh whim wM'iijpBgww..x jmvfmv: ' m " i. tr ' i'f"v ' V: " ;'V : '- fx ' I f -A;H' VvC ,..;: t, ry ,. ,--,i W::aV- 4a Stiff Photoi by Charity Penct Wendy Franey The Girls of W Pretty Nice, Huh? SIDELINE INSPIRATION for Indiana University's football team, a come-from-behind 40-36 winner over Baylor in its opener last Saturday, is provided by several equally exciting feminine groups, represented by the girls above. Miss Shipe, of Reading, Pa., is cap tain , of the pompon girls; Miss Ferguson, of Noblesville, Ind., a majorette, and Miss Franey, of Hammond, Ind., a cheerleader. The problem thus may be for the Hoosiers to keep their eyes on the ball when they play at Kansas (47-7 victor over Illinois) this Saturday. CHICAGO (AP) Have the Chicago Bears' heralded total offense and total defense turned to total disaster? They have been humiliated in their first two National Football League starts, 38-28 by Washington and 42-0 Sunday by Detroit. Frank Leahy, former Notre Dame coach and now a Chicago sports TV commentator: "Rarely, if ever, have I seen a Bear team sink so low as the Bears did Sunday. They were consistent consistently pitiful. All three of their quarterbacks remain among the most besieged in the leasue." Jim Dooley, the Bears' new head coach: "We have to, go back to basics. Apparently, with a young group, we've been asking too much of them. Jack Con-cannon is still my quarterback." Concannon: "I'm not saying one (censored) word." George Halas, former Bears' coach: "We have a young team. We're bound to get better." Bob Billings, Chicago Daily News writer: "The Bears' brain bank, even in the wake of the drubbing by Washington, insisted on going with an all-out blitzing defense. Once again this tactic backfired completely. So, in this regard, the death of the Bears may properly be termed a suicide. The Bears' constant overuse of a surprise tactical weapon has made them predictable, typed, indexed and cataloged." Brent Musburger, Chicago's American writer: "Dooley's big headache is with his 1 Frank Leahy its,-'. '( Dick Butkus quarterback. He tried three Sunday. Starter Jack Concannon and Larry Rake-straw had a difficult time distinguishing friend from foe. Without a quarterback capable of putting together four strong quarters, the Bears are going to find themselves looking up at the rest of the Central Division. Dooley's reaction to the disaster seemed to be more stunned disbelief than angry frustration." Richie Petibon, Bears' defensive back: "It's hard to believe it's happened. Nobody can make me believe we are that bad." Rosey Taylor, defensive back: "We have the personnel. It's impossible that we can be beaten like this." Dick Butkus, linebacker: "Maybe we're tipping them off some way, as to when Dick Evey is pulling off the line or something. And maybe some of our guys aren't going as hard as they should." Anne Frank, Tom Okker: They Won Over Hate By JIM MURRAY Lot Anlet Tlmes-Wishlnjton Post Sarylc "Jews must wear a yellow star. Jews must hand in their bicycles. Jews are banned from trains and are jorbidden to drive. Jews are only allowed to do their shormina between three and five o'clock and then only in shops which bear the placard- ' le'ish siwp.' "Jews must be indoors by eight o'clock and cannot even sit in their own gardens after that hour. Jews are forbidden to visit theaters, cinemas and other places of entertainment. Jews may not take part in public sports. "Swimming baths, tennis courts, hockey fields and other sports grounds are all prohibited to them " Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl It's not his fault, it may even be unfair to him if misunderstood, but I cannot look at the tennis player, Tom Okker, without thinking of Anne Frank. The circumstances are not complicated, so I will begin at the end. Anne Frank was the young Jewish girl in Amsterdam who lived from her 13th to her 15th year when she should have been having her first beau, tea dances, tennis lessons and concerts in hiding in a crowded loft amidst the terror of a Nazi occupation that was nightly packing off her friends and relatives in lorries to the bestialities of Westerbork, Buchen-wald, Auschwitz. They Failed in Their Mission She kept a light-hearted, schoolgirlish diary against this counterpoint of violence and screams in the night. When the German police finally knocked down the secret door (and paid off their Judas $1.40 per head for the wretched families they found there) they failed in their mission to exterminate what they found there. They stuffed jewels, Hanukkah candlesticks, people and Items of similar limited value in their sidecars. When they found a briefcase of papers, they asked what it was. "A child's scribblings of no interest to anyone," they were told. So the Germans scattered the diary of Anne Frank all over her pitiable prison floor, and, ultimately, all over the world. They packed her off to Belsen, the extermination camp where, history has it, she died smiling, still expecting the good in man to come out. She was not yet 16. Her diary is a more damning indictment of hate than all the millions of A. J. FOYT takes it easy after his car crashed into the fence and lost a wheel during Sunday's A4 w Associated Press 200-mile race at Trenton, N.J. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner was not injured. 'One in Million' Sophomore UK's Problem at Mississippi By DICK FENLOX Courier-Journal t Times StaH Writer Paul Pounds says he's "one in a million." Johnny Vaught admits he's "the best prospect I've ever had." Charlie Bradshaw thinks he's "the ideal kind of youngster; the one everyone is looking for." And Saturday night in Mississippi Memorial Stadium in Jackson, the University of Kentucky's football team will find out if it's all true. "He" is Elisha Archie Manning III, 19, of Drew, Miss., the first sophomore to quarterback a University of Mississippi team in 19 years and the player whose potential is such that Ole Miss coach Vaught installed a whole new offense to make the most of it. Worried In First Half Manning made his debut in Ole Miss' opening game last Saturday night and it was enough to keep most of the people of Drew (population 2,143) on pins and needles. Paul Pounds, who coached Archie in high school, talked about it yesterday by telephone. "I'll tell you what the feeling was here," said Pounds. "We were thinking that maybe the buildup was too much. We were all worried in that first half (which ended with opposing Memphis State ahead 7-0). "Then we all gave a sigh of relief. Archie turned it on in the second half and we all knew it was going to be all right." All the 6-foot-3, 190-pound Manning did was pass for two touchdowns and run for a third as Mississippi stormed back to win 21-7. As far as Pounds is concerned, though, everything about Manning could be boiled down to one particular play. "It was an option play in which Archie ran 44 yards," said Pounds. "He could have pitched out to (Stan) Hindman. Instead, he made one little move and was gone. And that's the one big thing about Archie he has the ability to make the right decision in a split second." Manning's ability on the option, combined with his intelligence (he was a straight-A student in high school) and his leadership (he captained Drew High in four sports), is what caused Vaught to open up his attack. "This is the first time since Glynn ARCHIE MANNING 'Super soph faces UK Saturday night Griffing in 1962 that we can go into a game with a varied offense," said Vaught in a pre season assessment. "Now we can do two or three different things. We will be able to get outside, which we haven't been able to do. And we'll have more speed. "We'll use wider formations, split ends and options. We'll always be in an option position." And although Ole Miss will surely suffer from inexperience this season there are only seven seniors on the entire squad its potentiality is sufficient to present opposing coaches with many new gray hairs. Bradshaw, whose UK club opened with a surprise 12-6 win over Missouri Satur day at Lexington, described by telephone what UK must contend with. "Ole Miss is going to be a real problem for us," he said, "They've got themselves an outstanding quarterback in Manning. He has tremendous poise and can do so many things. Then they've got good running backs in Hjndman and (Bo) Bowen and a real fine split receiver in (Riley) Myers." Hindman. in particular, needs no introduction to UK. Trapp Leader on Defense The 185-pound senior tailback gained 85 yards last year as Ole Miss bested Kentucky 26-13 at Lexington and went on to shatter a Southeastern Conference record by carrying the ball 215 times (for 829 yards) during the season. Defensively, Ole Miss' leading performer is 195-pound senior linebacker Frank Trapp, who personally prevented Memphis State from breaking open Saturday's game in the first half. Coach Vaught, whose 1964 team was rated No. 1 in the nation when it was upset by UK 27-21, said yesterday: "This is tbe finest Kentucky team in 10 years and we will face the running back in the conference in Dicky Lyons." ODDS AND ENDS UK's drills this week will be aimed at making progress in a particular area: punt and kick coverage. "That was our most glaring weakness," said Bradshaw. . . . With the possible exception of senior guard Ken Wood, who missed the Missouri game with a knee injury, Bradshaw expects UK to be at full strength Saturday. Fullbacks Raynard Makin and Houston Hogg, who also sat it out against Missouri, returned to practice yesterday. pages of Nuremberg transcripts put together. As one writer had it, the whispers of a child outlasted the rantings of hate, the thunder of the guns, the snarls of murderers, and it drifts across the muted battlefields to this day like the conscience of mankind. Tom Okker, whose father was Jewish, was born only a few miles from the Frank hideout in 1944 on a day when Anne and her family and friends still lived in their loft counting all the footsteps hurrying by, listening clandestinely to the foreign broadcasts, tracing the progress of liberation armies in the dust of the floor, not daring to cough, snore or turn heavily in their sleep. Father Okker had been imprisoned by the Nazis, too, but he had managed to go into hiding his own way by assuming the papers and identity of another man. "I really don't know much about it," Tom Okker told me the other day, as he sat around a swimming pool by the Los Angeles Tennis Club with the Wilshire Country Club stretching in opulent greenery out back in brilliant sunshine. The blackouts of Europe of 1944 never seemed farther away. "I know father was imprisoned and got away by falsifying papers," Okker said. Good Overcomes Man's Hatred In the way sports Cut across politics increasingly these days, it is easy to marvel that a youngster like Okker the very picture of the concept of the athlete, ringlets of curly blond hair, firm gaze, hard young body could come out of the jackbooted terror of occupied Holland, and grow up to be one of the world's foremost athletes, perhaps the second-best amateur player in the game, winner of the Irish Open, South African, Italian, Swedish and Colombian nationals and Forest Hills finalist and Wimbledon quarter-finalist. To me, there is something extraordinarily fitting in this holiest of weeks for Jewry that the greatest of all Dutch tennis players ever should be the son of a man the Nazis tried to eradicate before the boy was born. And this, along with the diary of Anne, it seems to me, has a great deal to say about the resiliency of right, the indestructibility of ideals and the perish ability of hatred which has nowhere near the lasting qualities of good. Hitler could not even hush a child's whisper till it became a worldwide echo. The one book he didn't burn will glow longer than those he did. Hitler could not even close a tennis court for very long. A champion sprang where his padlock was chopped away. 14 i I lilt h : I The i j j ;J from Kentuckyjgl Ij I HEAVEN HILL, "Made from the same pl3 l ;f time honored formula since 1788", is lUH'HMif i truly an ALL-AMERICAN BOURBON. p&&? J if We believe the reasons are: (1) the tfX'iMM 'C I 1 1 h HEAVEN HILL, "Made from the same time honored formula since 1788", is truly an ALL-AMERICAN BOURBON. We believe the reasons are: (1) the 180-year-old formula still in use; (2) the unparalleled uniformity and GENTLE taste; (3) the smooth flavor and distinctive aroma; (4) the traditional pride of Kentucky craftsmanship; (5) one family proprietorship for three generations and (6) a very moderate price for an exceptionally fine quality sour mash bourbon. S1,O0O,O0O CAH'T BUY A BETTER BOTTLE Of BOURBOtl On May 4, 1964, the U. S. Congress adopted a resolution honoring BOURBON whiskey by declaring it to be a "distinctive product of the United States". BOURBON IS THE ONLY WHISKEY TO RECEIVE SUCH RECOGNITION. Ask for HEAVEN HILL, "the BEST of the Great Kentucky Bourbons". Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. 1967 K fl K DISTILLED AND BOTTLED BY HEAVEN HILL DISTILLERIES, INC., BARDST0WN, NELSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY lckylHI 1. Sll 6 Years Old jl 90Proof 1 GREEN LABEL) :' I 1 i I !iii4aai.!NMMt)yA

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