Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 18, 1969 · Page 8
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 18, 1969
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 19by SOUTH SEVEN GAMES GO AS EXPECTED West Frankfort, Marion, Herrin Post Victories By BOB FORBES Things went pretty much as expected in South Seven Conference play Friday night, as Marion trounced Harrisl)urg, 89-69, West Frankfort tripped Benton 86-76 and Herrin dropped neighboring Johnston City 66-56 in a non-league battle. Marion jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the first quarter and went on to hand Harrisburg's Bulldogs their fifth straight loss. The win left Marion in fourth place in the South Seven standings with a 4-3 league mark. Harrisburg's Dennis Roland, a 5-10 pivotman, who was held to only three points in the first half, broke loose for 33 tallies in the second half to lead all scorers. Roger King paced Marion with 22 points on 10 field goals and two free throws. The wildcats take on host Centralia tonight, while Harrisburg hosts Herrin. Score by Quarters Marion: 24 14 25 26-89 Harrisburg: 9 14 21 25—69 Scoring for Marion: Waterbury 8, Marshall 15, King 22, Wall 11, Broeking 3, High 5, Chase 4, Bryan 7, Doughty 6, Armstrong 5, Jones 3. Scoring for Harrisburg: Blair 5, Roland 36, Calufetti 11, Williams 5, Zeigler 8, Howard 1, Whitehead 2. Red Birds Drop Benton West Frankfort's Red Birds continued their domination over the Benton Rangers Friday night, as Coach Gene Ernest's crew dropped the visiting squad 86-76. The final score was not indicative of the kind of game the two clubs played. West Frankfort held only a 15-14 first quarter lead and a 42-37 margin at the haltime. With only a few seconds left, the scoreboard showed the Red Birds on top by only a 74-71 margin. West Frankfort cashed in on the Ranger mistakes and 5i% INTEREST PER ANNUM On 6 Month Saving Certificates of $10,000 or More. 4%% Interest Paid on Pass-Book Savings Accounts. Put Your Money "Where Thousands Save Millions." MT. VERNON LOAN AND BUILDING ASSOCIATION Accountts Insured Up To $15,000 by FSLIC 12th and Broadway Phone 244-7400 Mt. Vernon, Illinois finished with a 10 point spread. Doug Collins, who is challenging Carbondale's Les Taylor for the South Seven scoring title, banged in 37 points on 15-28 field goals and 7-11 free throws to lead all scorers. Collins, a 6'3 Ranger guard, had made 36 straight free throws before Friday's Game in which he missed his first two attempts. Collins got 40 points in a game against Harrisburg last Friday. Dale Hutchins, the scrappy 5-9 Red Bird guard, paced the West Frankfort attack with 27 points. Tim Ricci added 23. Score by Quarters West Frankfort; 15 27 23 21—86 Benton: 14 23 20 18-76 Scoring for West Frankfort: Gossett 13, Griffin 16, Ricci 23, Hutchins 27, Warren 7. Scoring for Benton: Collins 37, Adkins 5, Milton 8, Kasper 15, Semanski 4, Frailey 5, Smith 2. Herrin Ends Drought Herrin's Tigers snapped an eight game losing streak last night, Shadeing visiting Johnston City by a 66-56 margin. The Tigers pulled away in the second period and were never in serious trouble from then on. David Duncan and Sammy Shemwell tied for game scoring honors in leading Herrin, with 19 points each. The win left the Tigers with a 4-8 overall mark. Johnston City, now 3-6, was paced by Ross Babington's 17 and Ron Talbert's 16 points. Score by Quarters Herrin: 11 18 20 17—66 Johnston City: 11 13 12 20—56 Scoring for Herrin: Jeters 13, Shemwell 19 , Baughman 4, Mays 8, Duncan 19, Aronson 3. Scoring for Johnston City: Babington 17, McBride 1, Shelton 4, Talbert 16, Cargill 21, Lee 10, Steffan 2, Culbert 4, Wheeler 2. 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America's Largest Tax Service with Over 3000 Offices 907 JORDAN STREET Weekdays 9 A.M. To 0 P.M. — Sat. & Sun. a to 5 Phone 244-3627 NO APPOINTMENT N6CBSSARY OFF TO BUFFALO — Coach Johnny Rauch, above, and the Oakland Raider* announced that he has accepted the head coaching job with the Buffalo Bills. Both teams arc in the American Football League. (AP Wlrephoto) Ohio St. Is 2-0 Bucs Face Stiff Test At Michigan CHICAGO (AP) - Ohio State's Buckeyes, defending co- champions of the Big Ten and current coleaders with Purdue, could easily slip out of their share of the conference basketball lead Saturday. Ohio State takes to the road against rugged Michigan and if the Wolverines continue their home floor success, they'll probably defeat Ohio State in overtime. Earlier in the young campaign, Michigan hung on for overtime victories on its home floor against Iowa and Indiana before suffering a crushing 97-64 loss at Minnesota. Ohio State, with its 2-0 record, has recorded one of the four Big Ten road triumphs in the 15 conference games played to date. The Buckyees opened the season with a 90-82 triumph at Indiana. Aside from the Ohio State- Michigan game, only two other Big Ten games are scheduled Saturday. Iowa (2-1) takes on Minnesota (1-2) at Iowa City in a regionally televised matinee and Michigan State is at Northwestern. Both clubs have 1-2 marks. Saturday's brief schedule continues through week with many of the teams idled by semester examinations. Dancer Named U.S. Harness Driver Of '68 NEW YORK (AP) - Stanley Dancer, 41-year-old trainer-driver from New Egypt, N.J., was named driver of the year by Harness, Tracks of America today. Dancer earned the honor by finishing first in 1968 in driver rating percentage with a .511 mark, second in money winnings with $1,488,025 and sixth in races won with 215. That gave Dancer 94 out of a E ossible 100 points. The score is ased on a scale of 25 points for first in each of the three categories down to one for 25th plus a 25-point bonus for finishing among the top 25 in each category. His nearest rival, Herve Filion, was second with 91 points while Bill Haughton had 88 for third. McLain Named Player Of Year NEW YORK (AP) - Denny McLain, who's already been showered with numerous awards, was named player of the year today by the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. McLain, who won 31 games for the Detroit Tigers last baseball season, will receive the Sid Mercer award at the chapter's annual dinner Feb. 2. The Tiger hurler, earlier named the American League's Most Valuable Player and Cy Young award winner, will play the organ at the dinner for the expected 1,500 guests. "Has Potential Manpower'-Wooden Can Houston Pull Trick And Break Bruin Win String! By TED MEIER Associated Press Sports Writer After what the New York Jets did to the Baltimore Colts in football's Super Bowl game last Sunday, is another astonishing sports upset possible tonight when Houston battles UCLA in college basketball? Just as virtually everyone expected the Colts to whip the Jets, UCLA's mighty national champions and their towering All-American, Lew Alcindor, are rated a shoo-in against the Cougars. Yet it was only a year ago, almost to the day, that the Cougars upended UCLA 71-69 and snapped the Bruins' 47-game winning streak. Basketball's all-time record crowd of 52,693 watched that upset at the Astrodome in Houston last Jan. 20. It ruined UCLA's hopes of breaking the collegiate record of 60 in a row. Alcindor and UCLA avenged the defeat by crushing Houston 101-69 in the semifinals of the NCAA championship tourney last March in Los Angeles, where tonight's game is scheduled. The Bruins will be after their 28th straight, their 12th in a row this season, their 75th victory in 76 games an' 5 <heir 71st in 72 games since Alcindor joined the varsity at the start of the 1967 season. . Elvin Hayes, the Big E, who paced Houston in that historic upset of UCLA, has graduated and the Cougars are having a disappointing 10-6 season so far. They were beaten in overtime just last Monday by Lamar Tech. Despite every indication of another UCLA triumph, Johnny Wooden, the UCLA coach, declares that "Houston potentially has the manpower to beat any team on a given night.' Wooden explained that "Houston's problem has been to get team consistency from a group of talented individuals." Among these are Ken Spain and Theodis Lee whose height of 6-foot-9 and 6-8 compares to Alcindor's 7-2. None of the Top 20 teams in The Associated Press poll saw action on a dull Friday night. Colgate scored a 79-75 victory over Buffalo behind Rick Canute's 23 pojnte and California downed Stanford 73-65 in major games. Both were home court triumphs. It figures to attract around 50,000 five humans if the weath er remains good. Only the bravest would dare predict the winner Sunday. Events in Miami, Fla., one week ago sent hundreds of experts underground. They haven't .surfaced yet. Remember the Super Bowl? For the record, however, the West has prevailed in 11 games, the East in seven. There will be a sudden-death playoff in the event of a tie. The star talent is indeed deep. The starters include, for the West, Morrall, John* Mackey, Tom Matte, Ken Willard and Clifton McNeil on offense. For the defense, Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Dick Butkus, Tommy Nobis and Mike Curtis. For the East, watch out for Leroy Kelly, Don Perkins, Paul Yarfield and Homer Jones on offense; defensively, Bob Lilly, George Andrie, Lee Roy Jordan, Larry Wilson, Erich Barnes and Chris Hanberger. The place kickers, who might decide it all, are Sam Baker, a three-time Pro Bowler, and Bruce Gossett, in his first one. Meredith, Morrall, And Backups Spotlight In Pro Bowl Is Focused On Signal Callers By BOB MYERS Associated Press Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - It's Pro Bowl time and a football game in which the players who have been attempting mayhem on each other for months either team up or conclude the violence until another long season rolls around. The 19th Pro Bowl goes on Sunday in Memorial Coliseum, featuring the East and West squads—selected stars from the Western and Eastern Conferences of the National Football League. The publicized heroes, of course, are the quarterbacks- Don Meredith and Fran Tarkenton for the East, Earl Morrall and Roman Gabriel for the West. The struggle may be seen on CBS television at 4 p.m., EST. On Injured List Last 9 Games Barnes Sparks Boston To Triuhph Over SI. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An unscheduled jet flight carried Jim Barnes to an unhappy landing last month, but "Bad News" has bounced back to help keep the Boston Celtics off the ground. Barnes, whose nickname backfired on him 2V2 weeks ago in a freak airport mishap, returned from the injured list Friday night and sparked Boston to a 102-99 National Basketball Association victory over the San Francisco Warriors. The brawny, 6-foot-8 veteran came off the bench in the fourth quarter and put in three big baskets as the third place Celtics remained one game behind Philadelphia and 1% ahead of streaking New York in the Eastern Division race. Barnes had missed nine games with multiple injuries after being caught in the exhaust of a jet engine and hurled 50 feet against a steel fence. Walt Frazier's 27 points led the Knickerbockers past Seattle 114-94 for their 15th triumph in 16 games and Hal Greer hit 27 as the 76ers trimmed San Diego 129-124 in a Philadelphia doubleheader. Elsewhere, Atlanta topped Phoenix 112-107 and Los Angeles beat Cincinnati 128-107. In the American Basketball Association, Houston downed New York 130-118, Dallas whipped New Orleans 110-95 and Denver defeated Los Angeles 120-102. The Knicks jumped to leads of 11-0 and 19-4 in the first period, used another 19-4 spurt at the start of the third period to open a 71-46 bulge and breezed to their fourth straight victory. Frazler matched his career scoring high and Dave De- Busschere added 22 points for New York. 10ytar written warranty* * v • k FREE BROCHURE M WET BASEMENTS * WATERPROOFED PERMAHENTLY * I No Digging - No Damage] to shrubs • driveways patios sidewalks Call Collect within 150 Miles—932-3311108 North Jefferson, West Frankfort, III. Devlin, Palmer Next . Barber's 135 Is Tops In Kaiser Open By JIM CHURCH Associated Press Sports Writer NAPA, CAlif. (AP) - Hoping to improve his putting, old pro Arnold Palmer stalked Miller Barber and Bruce Devlin today in the third round of the $135,000 Kaiser International Golf Tournament. Barber, of Sherman, Tex., held the inside track to the $27,000 first prize after firing a five-under-par 67 Friday, giving him a two-day total of 135, nine under par. He was a stroke ahead of Australia's Devlin, who also shot a 67 to go with his first-round 69. Palmer, who birdied four holes and said "it could have been a real good round with good putting," shot a 68 for a 137 total, seven under. Barber and Palmer played Silverado's 6,849-yard north course while Devlin played the 6,602-yard south course, described by all three as having tougher greens. The last two rounds will be played on the par 36-36—72 north course by 92 who made the cut at 145, one over par. Sixty-five broke park. The first-round leader, 23- year-old Bob Lunn of Sacramento, found the rocky, rolling south course much rougher as he closed with two bogeys and wound up with a 73 to go with his earlier 67. "I was struggling for every S ar," said Lunn, tied with harles Coody of Abilene, Tex., at 138, a stroke behind Palmer. Failing to make the cut were Los Angeles Open winner Charles Sifford, who had a 7472-146, and Alameda Open winner Dick Lotz, who shot 74-73— 147. Last year's Kaiser winner, Kermit Zarley, stayed in the running at 70-73—145. Grief Jones of Wichita, Kan., fired a six-under-par 66 for Friday's best round and stood at 140. Billy Casper, 1968 PGA leading money winner also was within striking distance at 70-71-141. Waltonville Sneaks By Ashley, 66-61 Waltonville took an 18-17 first quarter lead over Ashley and held on for a 66-61 win in Little Egyptian Conference action on tr-r» Spartan floor Friday night. The game was close all the way, as Waltonville could never muster more than a seven point lead. Steve Taylor paced Coach Dave Simpson's squad with 26 points, while Dave Colle added 16. Lukasik dropped in 22 for Ashley. The win left Waltonville with a 7-4 conference mark. Ashlev fell' to 3-5. \ The Spartans also won the preliminary game by a 59-49 count. 's Score by Quarters ; > Waltonville: 18 15 18 15—66 Ashley: 17 15 14 15-61 Scoring for Waltonville: Taylor 26, Colle 16,» Stelmazewski 10, Hall 9, Shurtz 5. Scoring for Ashley: Lukasik 22, Deering 12, Stelzried 11, Zeman 9, Walker 7. National Hockey League Friday's Result New York 3, Oakland 1 Only game scheduled Never Needs Paint Won't Warp Fully Maintenance Free! 31 95 Installed! High quality, rugged, heavy-gauge alumfnum frame. Fully weatherstripped, no metal-to-metal contact — smooth, quiet, rattle-free operation. Hardware included. Center screen optional. Custom fitted to your home. Precision-Engineered, All-Weather Aluminum Combinn+ron Storm Doors. TRIPLE TRACK $ STORM WINDOWS 77 10 Free Survey And Estimate EXPERT REPAIRS ON ALL STORM WINDOWS—DOORS—SCREENS I See Or Call WOODY BURNETTE At ATLA-SEAL 216 N. 9th St. Phone 244-2708 WHEN WE TAKE A STEP- TAKE IT BIG-TAKE IT BOLD As we move together towards the final election, I earnestly hope that you will give each of my positive programs and issues your attention and thought and always keep in mind that we must all work together to bring these to pass. So'— I can— and will—work towards these programs but only with your vote —• your confidence —• and above all, your help. HOW ABOUT A YOUTH ADVISORY COMMITTEE? 1 will ask the City Council to propose the establishment of a Youth Advisory Committee composed of our youth representing ALL youth from ALL areas. I will ask that this Committee have as its Chairman, a youth from our Junior College and 10 more students. 2 Freshmen. 2 Sophomores. 2 Juniors. 2 Seniors. 2 Junior College Students. I firmly believe that our youth should become a part of the City and since any activity is a two way street— responsibilities would become a part of this Committee. The involvement of our youth in municipal functions and municipal activities specifically geared toward them will help in the future of our City and will provide a faith and trust that our future and theirs are meshed together. During the many years I have spent in Y.M.C.A. activities and programs and organizing youth, I have found that our youth are capable of providing ideas — new qpproaches — and inventiveness. If we can provide them a means to express this in meaningful terms towards their City — IT WILL PAY EVERYONE UNTOLD DIVIDENDS. They will iearn to understand our problems, which will be theirs, and we in turn will be provided with the organization to keep in touch with them. Our Nation moves at a rapid pace with ideas and programs that we must meet, understand and solve. NOTHING WILL STAND STILL and that which does will be passed by and committed to the scrap heap of history. When you consider this Committee that I propose — GIVE IT YOUR THOUGHT. Not just for a brief moment but for weeks and I am sure you will agree that the advantages for ALL will far outweigh any imagined disadvantages. t Surely our youth can contribute much to our future — since in effect — THEY ARE OUR FUTURE AND LETS — KEEP OUR FUTURE IN MT. VERNON We as a City on the move and reaching out for far horizons must ACT WITH POSITIVE APPROACHES TO ACTUAL AND POSSIBLE PROBLEM AREAS. Let us have Mt. Vernon be the unqualified LEADER for new and bold programs and have others take notice that we are waiting for no one but that we — knowing what should be done — ARE DOING IT! WE WILL FOLLOW NO ONE — BUT WE SHALL LEAD AND SHOW THE WAY IN A NEW AND IMAGINATIVE APPROACH TO OWN OUR DESTINY. SINCERELY, ROLL AND W. LEWIS Candidate For Mayor A CITY WHERE WE DO NOT JUST TALK — BUT WE WILL ACT MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS (Pd. Pol. Adv.)

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