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SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS -B Fran Tarkenton Says Colts Will Win, Despite Namath p| By FRAN TARKENTOX Written for NEA' NEW YORK — (NEA) — The Colis are the most awesome team I have seen in football fcince the 1961-62 Packers. r>ut the Colts also have a virtually unsung superstar offensive player. It is Tom Matte. Outside of Gale Sayers and Leloy Kelly, there is no more valuable running back to his team than Tom Matte. He probably is the most valuable pla- jer on the club now — and this is taking nothing away :.-om Earl Morrall or J o hn Mackey or Willie Richardson or anyone else. IViatte demon str'ated h i s greatness, again, in the £J a- ttaial Football League championship game against Cleveland. He scored three touchdowns and played his standard line all - around game. Even coaches an scouts often don't recognize the ability and Tom Matte potential of a Matte. He does not have a sprinter's speed. He fliMjF not have the power of a 230- pound fullback. What he does have is instinct, a great for the game. In ability, he reminds mo of Paul Hornung.. He seldom makes a mistake, ho blocks well, follows blockers expertly, is a superior pass receiver, can pass h'mself, and is a tough, tough competitor. It is because of the Colts' vicious, aggressive, experienced and talented defense, as well as the great work of Matte, Morrall and the Colt receivers, that I pick the Colts to win deciseively Jan. 12. Following are some random thoughts on the upcomi n g game: The Jets rely on the bomb. Their offense is explosive. But the Colts' zone pass defense is strongest against the long pass. The Colts, though have to be worrying about the great a pas- sina of Joe Namath. The Jets are probably the i:>ost solid AFL team to play i;i the Super Bowl. And Namath is certainly the finest AFL qua- i -'t -rback to play in the game. The Colts' special teams are hc-rsational. I felt they were going to win after seeing the first ;.l-iy of the game. They kicked (if and stopped the Cleveland carrier on his 15- yard line. T'lfy did that on all but one !:icm off. If you can stop a kick '.>f. returned inside his 20- yard line once in two games you're flo'iig well. Do it consistently, and you have a great special ti am. The Colt defense took the Brown running game away f om them. They stopped Kelly 1 c'on't have to explain how feat Kelly is. That has to worry the Jets. The Colt defense does not always get to the passer, but it always penetrates, in the end, that can be even more harmful to a passer. Vision is cut off and accuracy of passing impai­ red. Thirteen of the top 17 passers in the NFL threw for 50 per cent of better completion average. Only two AFL passers did ^o. Bob Griese and Len Daw- w>n. I saw the reason in the Oakland- New York game. AFL nasscrs seem to love to throw '•>e bomb. They don't seem to ct.'iblisb the short passing game the way we do in Ihe NFL. finally, the two best defen- j s\ e teams in their leagues are playing in the Super Bowl. It. 'j.-oves that defense wins. It also makes one wonder how impor­ tant offense is. And I don't like wondering about those things, /•tter all. my bread and butter defends on it. BY WAYNE ZAHN PROFESSIONAL BOWLERS ASSN M5,000 Per Man To Winners, $7 500 To Losers BALTIMORE 18P0INT CHOICE FOR SUPER -X- -X- -X- By Ralph Bernstein Associated rPess Sports Writer MIAMI (AP)—The NEW YORK Jets, led by super quarterback Joe Namath, and the Baltimore Colts with Cinderella star Earl Morrall wound up with bight workouts today their preparaf tions for the third annual world championship professional foot ball game Sunday in the Orange Bowl. The odds makers have installed the Colts, champions of the National Football League, 18 point favorites over the Jets, kings of the younger American Football League. The NFL won easily the first two games of the series inaugurated in 1967, after, the leagues ended their competitive war over players and gate receipts. Kickoff for the game to be witnessed by a sellout crowd of 75,354 is 3:05 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally (NBC). The weather forecast is for TO degree temperatures and sunny skies. At stake for the players, in NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS If you fail to receive your REGISTER-NEWS Call 242-0118 between the hours of 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. weekdays. Saturdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. A messenger will deliver yoor paper. -x- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- addition to the pro football title, is $15,000 per man for the winners as against $7,500 for each loser. Baltimore won 13 of its 14 regular season games to take its division title, then bested Minnesota for the NFL's Wetern Conference crown. The Colt went on to smash the Eastern champion, Cleveland, 34-0 in the NFL clmmpionship game. In the AFL, the Jets soared to their first title since the league was born in 1960, winning their Eastern Division with an 11-3 record. They came from behind in the AFL title game to edge Oakland 27-23. Ntamath, the $400,000 bonus kid from the University ot Alabama,. threw thrae touchdown passes against Oakland. This Super Bowl game matches clubs with high powered offenses and stingy defenses. The Colts in '16 games cored 460 points, and perhaps more meaningful, allowed the opposition only 158. Baltimore posted three shutouts. It avenged its only setback by pulverising Cleveland in the title game. Net to be outdone, the Jets seared 419 points and allowed 280, posting the best team defensive record in the AFL. The big question in the game is defense.' ( The Jets don't appear to match the Colts in this department, which could be the story of the game. Defensive Backs For Jets BASKETBALL SCORES College Basketball By The Associated Press East Princenton 70, Dartmouth 55 Columbia 7, Yale 49 Penn 81, Harvard 74 Boston Coll. 90, Providence 84. overtime Hofstra 79, Kings Point 71 Bates 83. Williams 65 Cornell 71, Brown 56 Penn 81, Harvard 74 Temple 75, American Univ. 64 j 57 South ! Florida State 86, Miami 81 Mississippi 67. Miss. State 60 i Midwest j Duquesne 66, Creighton 59 j Rockford 95, Blackburn 73 South Dakota State 87, North 1 Dakota 75 , Southwest ! By WAYNE ZAHN Professional Bowler* Assn. 1— Timing Troubles Talking at>out bowlers having trouble on the tour, one of the pinme examples I can give is myself in 1965. I had timing trouble and I had a big hook which was creating a lot of trouble for me. The solution was in my backswing, which I increased a little bit, and by different hand positions with release. Bill Allen, who was having trouble in 1966 and the early part of 1967, also found the same solution worked quite well He kept his hand' at the start at about the 8 o'clock position, thumb down, and this created a better release for him. It also helped his arm swing become straighter. Billy Welu has been working on years though Billy has been trying everything he sees on tour. Consequently, he has about five to eight shots for any type lane condition that he follows. The problem in that, I feel, is that he has no set arm swing and no set release. In other words, he's not accustomed to doing ; the same thin? all the time and every once in a while, Billy gets himself into a little trouble. I'm sure Dave Davis will a- j gree with mc. He has been hav- j ing a little trouble and has been : working on his game, too. I consider Dave one, of the top | left banders in the country. We'-! trouble. I tiiink it's like a tennis j vc always had a conflict be- j elbow, which bowlers can deve- I tween left and right- handed j lop. Dave lias been working on bowlers, but Davie, to me.! his arm swing and I think he's seems to be one of the best]going to be working on hand because he's able to move. He I positions, too. illy Welu has been working , >' ^' {A his game for about three v /^-Hf^ 6 ^ rs now and it seems as \ WAYNE ZAHN — winner of recent $80,000 PBA national championship .»nd 'Bowler of the Year'—has written a "Pin Points'* series of howling tips which begin* in today'* Register-News. can play tlie third arrow, second arrow, what have you. But lie's been having arm Wyoming 70, New Mexico 68 Far West Oregon State 61, Southern Cal. UCLA 93, Oregon 64 San Francisco 78, Pacific 85 California 68. 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(AP Wlrephoto) Coach Weeb Ewbank of the [ mere important, he's a leader, a I linebacker Al Atkinson, right Jets, who once coached Balti- j tal.-e charge guy who inspres I linebacker Larry Grantham, j and a secondary of cornerbacks • John Sample, Jim Richards and more to two NFL championships, insists his less experi- ?rced team has an excellent chance to be the first AFL Su- j per Bowl winner. "We are the best AFL team to play in the Super Bowl," says the short, stocky Ewbank, who hac been walking with the help of a cane due to a. pulled muscle sustained during the post-game celebration of the Oakland victory. Ewbank feels his team has a better chance than Kansas City and Oaldand did against Green Bay in the first two Super Bowl games. The main reason is that New York has Namath, who could be the best quarterback in professional football teams to superior performance. Namath has three prime reef ;vers in Don Maynard, Cecrge Sauer Jr., and Pete j saleties Jim Hudson and Cornell Lammons. Maynard caught 57- ! Grr en. The New York front four tor 1,297 yards and 10 touch- ; o| pnds j Philbi and Ver . downs this year to pass the all- , „ . , . ,. _ , time record of NFL's retired ]o " Bnggs ^ nd tackles Paui Ray Berry in yardage gained Rochester and John Elliott, will receiving. Sauer caught 66 for iiave to kee P ^ e pressure on 1,141 yards and 3 touchdowns, j MorraUJf the Jets hope to slop while Lammons grabbed 32 for I t!i e Baltimore offense. 400 and 3 touchdowns. I Morrall, the 34-year-old jour- When he resorts to the run-! "eyman quarterback who has Baylor 68, Texas Christian 64 Stephen F. Austin 103, Houston 78 Sam Pro Bnskethall Saturday's Games Denver at Oakland New Orleans at Indiana New York at Miami Houston at Los Angeles FRANCIS FURNITURE 810 Dcwcy—1 Block North Of Park Avenue Church nit. Vernon, III. . Quailty At The Most Reasonable Prices. j r ing game, Namath has speed and power in the person of full- oaol- Matt Sriell and halfback Emerson Boozer, Snell rushed fotf 747 yards on 179 attempts this season, with Boozer ac- been with a number of NFL teams, was acquired by the Colts from the New York Giants for tight end Butch Wilson after the great John Unitas developed a sore ai*m. Almost overnight, the veteran of 13 NFL seasons star. He threw 26 passes in leading i counting for 441 on 143. The outspoken Namath—he j The Jets have proved, they > l^came a chided the Colts all last week as j can score, probably even • touchdown boing inferior and challenged I against the rugged defense of | Baltimore to its first NFL title j the ability of some of their star ihe Colts. Can they, however, smse 1959. players—did it all for the Jets t-lrl the Baltimore offense di- i Morrall completed 182 of 316; this past season. He completed 187 of 380 passes for 3,147 yards and 15 touchdowns. He can throw long. He gets the ball off fast, and he's accurate. Perhaps OPEN SUNDAY Be An EARLY BIRD on your INCOME TAX The "worm" in this case is likely to be an early'refund. And when BLOCK does your return, you'll know it's done right. Prepare your return NOW . . .for an early refund —or for the time needed to budget any additional expense. GUARANTEE i We guarantee accurate preparation of every tax return. If we make any errors that cost you any penalty or interest, we will pay the penalty or interest. America's Largest Tax Service with Over 3000 Offices 907 JORDAN STREET Weekdays 9 A.M. To 9 P.M. — Sat. & Sun. 9 to 5 Phone 244-3627 NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY rected by Morrall, the surprise I passes for 2,909 yards, making package of the 1968 NFL season. > ihe key plays which featured The fate of the Jets would seem the fabulous Baltimore regular to rest in its defense. i season and playoff triumphs. He Ewbank counts on middle was voted to the All-NFL team and selected player of the year. ' Ac cording to Don Schula, the Baltimore coach, his quarter: back didn't have a bad day all <;i_'HSOn. Morrall's chief targets are AII -NFL tight end John Mackay, who caught 44 for 644 yards and j touchdowns; Willie Richardsen with 37 for 662 yards and 8 touchdowns, and Jimmy CUT 'whh 29 for 743 and 6 touchdowns. Tom Matte led the Colt 1 rusners with 662 yards on 183 : cairies, with help from Terry Cole and Jerry Hill. The Baltimore defense is spearheaded by a powerful and ! quick front four consisting of | ends Bubba Smith and Ordell i brasse, and tackles Billy Ray Sm>'th and Fred Miller. This four should put the Jets' offensive line and Namath to their biggest test. j In the secondary, the Colts ; had the second best pass inter- r-option defense in the NFL with 29. Bobby Boyd and Lenny Ly'es handle the corners, with | jr.ry'Logan and Rick Volk at i safeties. The tough linebacking ! corps boasts Mike Curtis\ Den; nis Gaubata and Don Shinnick. From a health standpoint, the Tels have Maynard nursing a ] muscle pull, while the Colts | have Bubba Smith still testing fan ankle injured against Cleveland in the NFL title game, and | Lyes with a sore throat. All, ! however, are expected to be 'Sready unday. BOTH FEDERAL AND STATE LIFE INC* AN OPEN LETTER To The People of Mt. Vernon I am a candidate for Mayor of the City of Mt. Vernon, Illinois. I believe that the people are entitled to know my position on the important issues because their questions indicate their interest in the welfare of Mt. Vernon. Keep in mind that I am for PROGRESS if all of our citizens benefit from the PROGRESS. My past votes on the City Council indicate that I will support PROGRESS for the Community but I am against progress for a select few when it is to be paid for by all our citizens. Like most citizens, I am well aware that all sections of our City, and all our people, have not shared equally in the benefits that have been made available to some of our citizens in recent years. I believe that the Last Four Years we have had a "two headed" form of government at City Halll. I feel that in many instances the City Manager has been forced to take actions contrary to his own best judgment. The odious practice of padding the City payroll with "Political Cronies", will be stopped. All employees will be hired on the merit system as provided by ordinance, i strongly favor the City Council exhausting all means to locate a capable City Manager and then give him the authority and instruction to be a City Manager for all of the people of our City. The duties of the City Manager are administrative and the duties of the Mayor and Council are legislative and if each would take care of his duties we could have a fair, smooth working and efficient form of City Government. Have you ever asked yourself the question as to why Mt. Vernon does not obtain new industries to provide jobs for our people? Almost daily we read where nearby communities have obtained new factories. Have you ever heard business and industrial leaders criticize our recreational facilities? Have you noticed that the cities that get industries have recreational facilities for their youth? I believe that one of the greatest attractions to new industries would be the upgrading of recreational facilities that would serve all of the youth of our community. Yes, I am for progress, and I believe that the most progressive move that Mt. Vernon can make is to construct a large modern swimming pool for our young citizens. If I am elected Mayor of Mt. Vernon I will make this one of my first major proposals and will work to bring this matter to a successful conclusion. With me it is a must. My position on other major issues will be made clear during the campaign. If you want to see the things that will benefit all of our people come to a reality go to the polls on February 25th and VOTE FOR W00DR0W BURNETTE CANDIDATE FOR MAYOR {Pd. Pol. Adv.)

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