Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 16, 1969 · Page 10
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Thursday, January 16, 1969
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 196$ Boros, Hero Of Oldsters, Is Set For 19th Pro Tour NEW YORK (NEA) Quinqua­ genarians, sexagenarians and so on have long looked to Julius Buros for inspiration. He has pointed the dreams of haory duf- Uis everywhere. He has been to the creaky- kneed sportmen vrat Aristotle Onassis has become to the creaky- hearted rake. In Big Julie's large, leathery triple- chinned face there is still the flush of youth about the eyes and cheeks. He will be 49 years old on March 3. It is an age when most athletes hobble to the bench outside tlie court house and spit 'n' whittle away their dec 1 i ning days. Yet Boros is now straightening out his back, tucking in his tummy and packing his pitching wedge for the start of his 19th go on the pro golf tour. Last year he won the PGA tournament and the Westchester C;assic. And Folks in rest homes throughout the world flung their canes aloft. -o- -o- -o "I am always getting letters from old people," said Boros recently. "They say if it weren't for me they would never play goi: any more. One fella who is 74 writes regularly and says lie plays five holes a day. "I like hearing from them. I even feel a responsibility to tnom." If Big Julie enjoys it, his wife Armen, is a bit to the right of that sentiment. A woman always is, when it comes to the calendar. "It gets embarrassing the way some think of him," she paid. "One man not long ago came up to me — he must have been 89 years old, he could haidly walk — and he came up and said, 'Mrs. Boras, I just want to tell you how wonderful it is that someone our age can still do so well in golf." "Our age! Of all things! I keep telling Julius, 'Honey, believe me, you really aren't that old. You're still a young man as far as I'm concerned.' He just smiles. It's hard to convince him. "If someone talked age that way to the lady pros, they'd get a black eye. Wouldn't blame than one bit." -o- -o- -o- There is a morendearing side, admitted Mrs. Boros. In Rome, for example, when they went to the World Cup tournament, some Japanese told the couple that all of Japan was thrilled he won the PGA. Then one said to Juliu, "You're the greatest old man in the world." "In a way,' ' Mrs. Boros said, VJt was nice." ; It is an ancient view that Boros is a relic washed ashore -x- -x- *X« -X- w**^ fete. Julius Boros lom the days of Noah's Ark. It goes back at least to 1955 when, at age 35, he was the leading money winner with $60,000. Five years later he won the U. S. Open. "Ever since the Jack Nicklaus era." said Mrs. Boros, 'this thing about age has been coming out. I don't know, I guess Julius has been old since he was 35." Boros' success, according to competitors, is due to his smooth swing and placid disposition. He never seems hurried or worried. His stroke is the model of grace and power. But lie shirks the notion that he is not emotional Under the broiling sun of San Antonio during last year's PGA, Boros missed two short putts in a row. "I was getting hot Under the collar," he said "and it wasn't just the heat." Vintage specimens who per- fi'Tn great feats — like staying alive — are always asked their secret, in Jullunder, India, for instance, a 94- year- old icj .g - distance cyclist recommended: "Drink nothing but sugar cane juice and milk, and cat lota of mustard leaves and clarified butter." Boros, hosvever, credits his children for his vigor. "I have seven," he said, "ages 2, 4, 6 8, 10 — no, uh, 11 — and 17. They keep me hopping. But evrn they think I'm ancient, it's that ageold thing between parents and kids. "My oldest boy wanted a car to drive to school. I mentioned that I never had a car to drive lo school. And he said, T know you went in horse and bug- The Worst of Winter Is Yet To Come! 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The one-time St. Louis star in the National Basketball Association found it necessary Wednesday night, however, coming off the bench with 3:05 left in overtime and driving his team to a 127-120 American Basketball Association victory over Indiana, He dropped in two free throws, then whipped three quick passes that Cincy Powell converted into goals and the Chaparrals had it in hand. Powell pumped in 3 points and Ron Boone added 32 to ignite the Dallas attack. In other ABA play the Los Angeles Stars made it six wins out of eight overtime games when they beat Miami 134-129. Rookies George Stone and Larry Miller connected for season highs of 36 and 33, respectively, while Don Freeman of the Floridians took scoring honors with 37. The Kentucky Colonels broke away from the New York Nets in the third period at Louisville and coasted to' a 115-102 victory. Louis Dampier led the Colonel pace with 33 points followed by Daryl Carrier with 24. Ron Perry was high for New York with 24. Ahd in Denver, the Rockets scored a 112-107 win over the New Orleans Buccaneers with Larry Jones scoring 39 points for the winners. Jimmy Jones was high man for the Buccaneers with 24. No games were scheduled in the NBA. National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS East Division W L T Pts. Boston 23 8 9 55 Montreal 23 12 7 53 Chicago 23 16 3 49 Toronto 20 11 d 49 Detroit 20 16 6 46 New York 21 18 3 45 West Division St, Louis 21 11 10 52 Oakland 15 23 6 36 Los Angeles 13 20 6 32 Blues Down Philadelphia Wings Blank Montreal To Leave Cellar By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One plus one equals five as far as the Detroit Red Wings are concerned, and the new math has nothing to do with it. Rookie Poul Popiel'g first National Hockey league goal and goalie Ray Edwards' first shutout sparked the surging Red Wings to their fifth consecutive victory Wednesday night, a 4-0 rout of Montreal that enabled them to vault out of the NHL's East Division cellar into fifth place, one point ahead of idle New York. Elsewhere, Toronto' rallied wtih two goals in the final Wa minutes to tie Boston 5-5. Surprising Oakland edged Chicago 4-3, St. Louis held off Phil&del^ phia 4-3 and Pittsburgh downed Minnesota 3-1. Poplel's soft 60-foot sliot got by Montreal goalie Tony Esposito after only 53 seconds of play and Frank Mahovlich, Alex Delvecchio and Nick Libett beat the rookie netminder in the second period as the Wings won in Montreal for the first time since the 1966 Stanley Cup playoff finals. The 31-yearo-ld Edwards, a veteran minor leaguer who finally made the NHL last season, kicked out 36 shots. "We played three full periods of hockey," said CoAeh Bill Gadsby. "There were no letdowns as there have been in other games. We kept the pers- sure on them from start to finish. "I thought Edwards played a terrific game. But so did our defense. You have to get top performance from the defensemen in order to get a shutout in this league." Late goals by Murray Oliver and Tim Horton gave Toronto its tie with Boston and kept intact the Bruins' streak of not having won in Maple Leaf Gardens since Nov. 27, 1965. They have managed five ties in 21 games. The goals came shortly after Phil Esposito and John Mc- Keri2ie had given the Bruins a 5-3 lead by scoring less than 2y a minutes apart. The one point for the tie m- creased Boston's East Division lead to two points over Montreal. The Bruins have lost only once in their last 15 games. Toronto 1 moved into a third-place deadlock with Chicago, three points ahead of Detroit. Ron Murphy, Ken Hodge and Jim Harrison scored for Boston while Mike Walton got two goals and George Armstrong one for the Leafs, setting up the late fireworks. Esposito's goal was his 26th and, coupled with an assist, gave him 20 point* in his last eight games and the NHL scoring lead with 61 points to 60 for Chicago's Bobby Hull. Defenseman Carol Vadnais scored unassisted goals in the second and third periods as Oakland outlasted Chicago. Gary Jarrett and Ted Hampson also tallied for the Seals. Vadnais' goal with 10:15 left proved to be the winner as Bob Schmautz tallied at 16:11 for the Black Hawks and Jim Pappin connected with nine seconds to go, Ron Schock's second goal of the night broke a 2-2 tie at 3:11 of the final period and Tim Ecclestone got the eventual winner five minutes later to extend St. Louis' string to 16 games without defeat against West Division rivals. Pittsburgh's triumph over Minnesota enabled the Penguins to break a tie with the North Stars for last place in the West Division. The losers' Claude Larose scored first but Earl Ingar- field, Billy Dea and Lou Angottl scored for Pittsburgh. Hank Stram: JOE DOESN'T GIVE EAST ANY EDGE JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -Hank Stram wouldn't dispute for a minute that Joe Namath i* A great quarterback, but he doesn't thlni- that gives any edge to the East team in Sunday's American Football League All-Star game. "We think we have two great quarterbacks," said, coach of tSe West All-Stars. His signal callers are San Diego's John Hakl and his own Kansas City el.ief, Len Dawson. Just as Namath will have familiar pass receivers in his New Yoik Jet teammates, George S'tuer and Bon Maynard, Hadl will have Sa San Diego compatriots. The West squad of pass receivers includes Lance Alworth and Gary Garrison from San Diego. As a replacement for Billy Cannon of . Oakland at tight end, Hadl got a bonus in teammate Jacque MacKinnon. "Add to that group Bob Trurn- py of Cincinatti and Warren Wells of Oakland and you can see that we have super receivers for our great quarterbacks," Stram said. Because none of his West players had seen action in at ltfst three weeks, Stram worked them twice a day Monday through Wednesday and tapered off to once today. "Our timing is coming along," he said, "and I think we've caught up with the East in conditioning." The 11 members. of the world champion Jets on the East team nad the advantage, as Stram sees it, of playing in the Super Bfwl last Sunday. Lemm, Houston Oilers coach guiiding the East All- Stars, had a ragged session Wednesday When the Jets joined the team for the first time. "We will put it together by Frday," Lemm said with an uhworried look. "These are pros ahd they will be ready to play." At Tropical Park Yesterday Jockeys Refuse To Rate Against Barbara Jo Rubin MIAMI, Fla. (AP)—"I'm going to ride and ride and ride. And I'll make it someday," Barbara Jo Rubin said. But she was disappointed Wednesday. Male jockeys thwarted her effort to become the first girl rider in American thoroughbred racing history. Now the petite 19-year-old brunette says she's determined to carry on her fight, to take it to court if necessary. Dressed in the gold and red slacks she had hoped to wear in the fourth race at Tropical Park Wednesday, Barbara Jo told newsmen: "I didn't expect this at all. I was all ready to go. The male jockeys were so nice to me this morning." Fighting back tears, she added: "I think there were just a few of them who seemed to be against me. But I'm yomg to try and I hope I'll be the first woman to race some day.". About 100 male jockeys threatened a mass boycott at Tropical if the former exercise girl were allowed to ride a horse named Stoneland in the fourth race. After a stormy meeting in the jockey room, the 11 jockeys in the third race refused to come out unless Barbara Jo was removed from her horse. Trainer Bryan Webb bowed to the pressure and broke the news to Barbara Jo. "Barbara, honey," he said. "You're stuck. You aint' gonna ride." Webb explained "it was a case of taking her off or calling the race off." Attorney Robert H. Burns of the American Civil Liberties Union talked with Barbara Jo and her father, a Miami tavern owner, and said he would go to court charging interference with the right of contract. Burn said he would name each jockey in the third and fourth races and the Jockeys Guild as a group if collusion could be proved. He said he also will consider federal action if it could be proved that anti-trust laws had been violated. Saul Silberman. owner of Tropical Park, said it wrs useless to argue after the male jockeys took their action. "The jockeys felt there were two problems," Silberman said. 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