Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on January 25, 1969 · Page 11
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Mt Vernon, Illinois
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Saturday, January 25, 1969
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SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1969 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS Tom Gola: Man With Three Lives -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- PHILADELPHIA — (NEA) — The sports »vorlti, once a sanctuary as isolated from work- a-day problems as ivory-towered academe, has felt the pinch of labor disputes, racial turmoil and high -finance pressures. Members of the sports world, conversely, are also using their influence and fame in the out- gide world. Politics may be the most striking example of this phenomenon. Winner (Vinegar Bend) Mizell, former pitcher for the St, Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates, was recently elected Republican congressman from North Carolina. Former decathlon champion Bob Mat Mas is a congressman from California. Jim Beatty is in the North Carolina House. Former All-American lineman from Michigan State, Gerald Ford Is a congressman from that state. Supreme Court Justice Byron White was an All-American and All-Pro football player. Former Olympic sprinter Ralph Metcalfe is in the Chicago City Council. In November Max Ross, a high school football coach from Marion, tvas elected to state office in Ohio. To stretch a point, a one-time second-string lineman from Whittier College was elected president. And the list grows. In northeast Philadelphia, the 170th district of Pennsylvania, voters in November re-elected the Hon. Thomas J. Gola to the state legislature lor a second two-year term. Gola is unique in a way. He returned to sports, but without leaving politics. When La Salle basketball coach Jim Harding quit under pressure last summer, Gola, the school's most famous All-American and a 10-year NBA star, was offered the job. Despite his duties as a state representative and also as chief executive of the Tom Gola Insurance Agency, Inc., Gola felt he could still find time to coach. He has. La Salle broke away to a fast, winning start this season. The insurance company is running in mid-stride. And the state legislature still hasn't got out of the starting gate, which is fine for Gola, La-Salle and the insurance agency. "Before taking the La Salle job," said Gola, -x- -X- -X- -X"I had to talk to the political chiefs, majority whip Bobby Batera and others in Harrisburg and Philadelphia. I talked with La Salle officials. We all agreed I could handle both Jobs. "So far. I couldn't have asked for better circumstances. The legislature has not met since this summer, except for a week session in November. They won 't meet again until March. The basketball season ends February 23. My political opponents have said I am spreading myself too thin. "But I'd say 90 per cent of the legislative members have outside jobs. We only get §7,200 a year plus 54,800 for expenses. And expenses are eaten up in traveling, lodging, meals, stamps, telephone, political banquet donations, advertising. The money really goes. You have to have another income." When Gola retired from the NBA in 1966, he said he was "tapped for the political world." He admits that being a famous athlete was a vital consideration. "When two fellas running for office are equal," he said, "the one whose name is in the public mind will probably win. I have been around Philadelphia for years as a high school, college and pro basketball player. AH that advertising and publicity came to the forefront when I ran for office. But you've got to do something for your constituents to stay there. You've got to help solve their problems. "I answer hundreds and hundreds of their letters. I stand up for them. Recently there was a bussing issue. The people did not want their children bussed to another neighborhood King Of Hurdles Davenport Makes Plans To Play Pro Football Bv DAVE O'HARA ^ iMociated Press Sports Writer ; indcor meets , BOSTON' (AP» - - Willie Dav-' -""ape in a hurry. And a fellow er.port, the king of the hurdles, « te me seWom ^ h f tech " is looking for a new world to ! n! <i« e ln , the hurdles. I guess cornier - pro football. i >™' d caM lt psychosomatic. In The Olympic gold modal win- j ^veen the ears. I call it. r« from Southern University i Although tying the indoor readmits he's anxiouslv awaiting ; ccris set °- v Charles Hlad in the pro football draft while ! Chicago in 1942 and equalled by keeping busy on the indoor : McCulIough in Boston last track circuit. j year. Davenport had to settle "I'd like to play for the Cleve- { fnr ,ho Runner-up spot in ballot- lard Browns, but I'll have to • "Vs for the K of C Meet's outwait end see what happens in j standing performer, the draft," Davenport said Sat- ! George Young, a bronze med- uitiay night after equalling the ! al winner in the Olympic stee- .nooor record of 5.4 seconds in j plechase, was an overwheling the 45 yard high hurdles of the j choice as the meet's top athlete. -i"id Boston Knights of Colum- The 31-year-old Arizona school;.us Games. ' ;eacher charged past Canada's "Let's put ii this way." he ' Bob Finlay with one-half lap to added. "I know I can run in • go and won the two-mile run in track. I think I can play pro football. I played split end last fall, but I think I'm better as a (.cnierback on defense." j Davenport, a rugged 150! po.inder. plans to continue run- i wng in the hurdles through the \ ' outdoor nations." He explains: I "If I'm drafted 'or football. I [ to go in fit." It's quite evident that football S:3L'.6. joung's lime shattered the Boston indcor record by nearly •ix seconds and was just 1.9 sec- ;>nds off the world mark set by Ju.s Beatty in Los Angeles in Friday's College Basketball Results East Middlbry 78, Coast Guard 56 Holy Cross 49, Colgate 40 Assumption 95, Colby 58 Midwest Oluo State 96, Cornell 78 Marqet 61, Chi. Loyola 56 Augustana 87, Elmhrst 85, ot UCLA 81, Northwestern 67 South Ala. St. 84, Fort Valley St. 76 Mars Hill 83, Newberry 78 S.W. La., 73, Louisiana Tech 79 Far West Boise St. 92, Portland St. 75 Wyoming 110, Denver 92 Adams St. 102, Fort Lewis 93 Oregon 66, Oregon State 52 Stanford 81, San Francisco 48 Azusa Pac. 88, U-Riverside 94 Sleepy Time Down South Hawks' Zelmo Beaty Outplays The Stilt 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 12fh and Broadway Phone 244-1400 Mt. Vernon, Illinois By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It must have been sleepy time down South with Wilt Chamberlain falling under the Big .Z Zelmo Beaty, Atlanta's Big Z, put Big Wilt to rest for the night with 36 points and the Hawks walked away with a 110-106 victory over Chamberlain and the Los Angeles Lakers Friday night. The victory was the 20th in 23 games for the Hawks and if the Lakers don't wake up soon their Western Division lead in the National Basketball Association will be just a dream. The Hawks now have crept within one game of the powerful Lakers. The Eastern Division race also tightened up as second- place Philadelphia pulled within 2V2 games of idle Baltimore with a 120-111 upset over third- place Boston. In other games, the Detroit Pistons nudged the New York Knicks 107-106, Phoenix stopped Chicago 317-106 and San Francisco downed San Diego 114-107. In the American Basketball Association, Los Angeles beat Denver 128-120, Dallas halted New York 117-106 and Miami defeated Minnesota 100-97. Beaty shot over, around and under Chamberlain, whose 7- foot-2 defensive presence normally intimidates opposing teams, and Big Z clinched the Hawks' triumph with six straight points in the final two minutes. Elgin Baylor led Los Angeles with 34 points. Pluladelphia broke a 78-all tie on a free throw by Darrall Imhoff and two by Billy Cunningham and then Imhoff hit nine of his 14 points in the final period and diet Walker 12 of his 20 to hold off the Celtics. Eddie Miles carried Detroit j past New York with a driving layup with seven seconds left after Don May's basket with: 1 :C6 remaining had put the Knicks ahead. But the Knicks were unable to get the ball in bounds with 24 seconds to go. Phoenix ended a six-game losing streak with 11 straight points in the third period that broke the last deadlock with Chicago. Dick Van Arsdale paced the Suns with 24 points. San Francisco blew most of a 21-point lead but Jeff Mullins j scored seven points in the final minutes after San Diego had closed to within 100-97. Rudy j LaRusso and Joe Ellis paced j the Warriors with 22 points apiece while Elvin Hayes tallied 30 for the Rockets. • SCORES * ILLINOIS COLLEGE- BKB By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Western Illinois 75, Northeast Illinois State 61 111. Weslevan 88, Carroll (Wis) 78 Lewis 101, Chicago State 86 Monmouth 81, Ripon 65 Knox 66, Lawrence (Wis) 63 Concordia 87, Ferris 61 Geo. Williams 67, Eureka 64 Rose Poly 87, Principia 83 Augustana, 111. 87, Elmhurst 85 (2 ot) Writers Honor Vet Rcry Schalk BEVERWIJK (API — Paul . ,^,.^1 Benkoe of New York defeated There was a tremendous fuss. People .were 1 } S on Davenport's mind all the: Tjecrd Van Schcltinga of Hol- screaming and hollering and acting irrational. I \ w . av . Asked what incentive he \ land in a seven-hour match defended their position. There hasn't been any i has now in track, he replied: "1 1 Tuesday in the Hoogovens Inter- bussing from my district, yet" j rucss it's like professional foot- j national Chess Tournament. Gola. now 36, said he rarely plays basketball I ba.". It's hard to quit." • anymore. He doesn't work out with the varsity ! Davenport, who won the 60-' because, he said, he can't coach and dribble yard high hurdles in Washington \ simultaneously. Besides, he said, "my hair is before flying to Boston, says he j getting grayer and my muscles softer." Just hrus practiced only once since; like a politician. capturing the llO^meter Olym- 1 —— ^ event in Mexico City. j stars of the long ago before the • "That doesn't bother me. i dinner first was organized. j though," he said. "Running in j Other winners were Rogers j Hornsby, Max Carey, Rube : Marquard. Zack Wheat, Waite; Hoyt, Frank "Lefty" O'Doul i Friday's Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BOLOGNA, Italy-Silvano Bertini, 147, Italy, knocked out Edwin "Fighting" Mack, 147, Dutch Antilles, 13; Bertini won European welterweight title. SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Billy Backus, 147 ^2, Canastota, N.Y., out­ pointed Percy Pugh, 145, New Orleans, 12. NEW YORK (AP) — Ray, Schalk. former Chicago White ; and Eddie Roush. Sox catcher and member of the baseball Hall of Fame, will receive the Retroactive Award from the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America Feb. 2 at the organization's annual dinner at the Americana Hotel. The Retroactive Award, inaugurated in 1960 when Ty Cobb was the winner, honors baseball By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES—Julio Guerrero. 118, Mexico City, knocked out Won Suk Lee, 119, Korea, 3. ROME—Bruno Arcari. 139 M. Italy, knocked out Willie Qua- tuor, 138, West Germany, 7. GOT PROSPECTS NEED LISTINGS of homes in the SlO.000 to S20.000 price bracket BURKETT'S REALTY 106 Vi N. 5th—Mi, Vernon, IB- CALL CHARLES CARPENTER FOB PROMPT ATTENTION TO YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS — ~-<.;.•»,,•%_ rtf Wanted * *. Listings Z BURKETT REALTY = Office 242-2860 Home 244-0188 Weekend Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK—Bob Foster., 171 Vi, Washington, D.C., stopped) 171%. Washington, D.C., stopped! Frank De Paula, 173. Jersey j City, N.J.. 1. Foster retained! light heavyweight title. I YOU Can Avail Yourself of the Services Offered by This Agency. Our Many Years of Experience Are Yours For A Call. VIRGIL T. BAILEY, INC CALL BOB SHAW With Jamison Real Estate For All Your Real Estate Needs. WE GET THE JOB DONE! LIST YOUR PROPERTY WITH US— MT. VERNON REALTY CO. THOMAS A. PUCKETT, Broker Mt. Vernon, Illinois 823 HarriKOii Phone 242-1217 LARGEST FARM BROKERS IN SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Beautiful 8 bedroom ranch type home with stone front, attached garage, gas bout, largo fenced backyard, In West Salem School District. Beautiful 8 bedroom homo full basement, garage, on 4 acres, on Route 87, clone to Rend Lake. 2 bedroom home with carport, large lot in Meadowbrook addition. 2 bedroom modern homo gas heat, nice location 2 miles East. 3 bedroom modern home with large living room, gas heat, endowed front, porch, garage on 4 acres at North edge of town. 2 bedroom modern home with furniture at east edge of City for #7000.00. Business building with beautiful 2 bedroom modern home, nice cabinet*, large bedrooms, air conditioned, good location In South part of town. 60 acres well Improved, mostly fenced 5 miles South. Two 120 acre farms well Improved, new fence, close In northeast. Owner would finance responsible party. 35 acres with 4 bedroom home, barn, well improved. Owner would flnunce. West of Route 37 on Walnut Hill Road, 2 miles. Call Any of Our Salesmen Today John Lorrinx, • 242 -WS5 Russell McBride, 266-7753 L. V. Puckett, 2444899 Ted Moses, 244-1282 Phillip Brysnt, 242-5028 SEE JAMISON FIRST Easy Care 3-Bedroom Scenic Location iiiiiuiiiiiiinniiuiiniiiiiiiiHiiiiuiiiminuiiiiiiuimniiuiiniiiiiiiiuuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiu FOR OTHER HOMES OF DISTINCTION Call 242-0372 iiii!!inii!iiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiuiiaiiiiiiiniiuiiiimi(Bominiiniiniiimiiniiiiiiiiniiiiu NEEDED - More Listings Of Homes In All Price Brackets. uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiniiiiiiHimiiunuiiiiiinm ison REAL ESTATE SALESMEN - Bob Shaw - Mike Davidson IMMEDIATE POSSESSION. West side location, paved street, spacious panelled living- room and dining room. 2 bedrooms, large kitchen with built in cabinets, built in bath, full deep dry basement, gas hot water heat, full lot, garage. For sale or trade. MAXIMUM HOUSE! MLVEWUM PRICE! Ranch 3 bedroom home; w/w carpeting in living room, large kitchen with an abundance of built in cabinets, bu-'.'t In bath, family room, utility room, large lot; garage. Xorth side location. Shown by appointment only. Ocly $18,500.00. Owners might trade for your present heme ••n this one. HEAVEN" STILL PROTECTS THE WORKING MAN! Only $500.00 down, balance like rent buys 3 bedroom tuodurn home, gas beat, basement, built in cabinets, built in bath, full lot, paved street. Within walking distance to Horace Mann school. O.T.O. (Out of town owner) wants to sell this 3 bedroom modern ranch home. Carpeted living room, built hi cabinets, built in bath, huge family room; corner lot, carport. Only $13,000.00. STRANGE HOW SOME HOUSES FAIRLY SMILE! This one does and rightly so with its exciting entrance hail leading to sunken living room and dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 ceramic tiled baths, huge family room with fireplace, kitchen with beautiful built in cabinets, stoev, dishwasher, garbage disposal, w/w carpeting throughout, big utility room, double garage, gas beat, central air; large corner lot. Brand new and ready to move iu. North side location. IT'S TIME TO SEE this brick ranch home, consisting- of 3 bedrooms, 2 ceramic tiled baths, huge carpeted living and dining room, stone fireplace, kitchen with many built ins tocluding stove, dishwasher, etc One of the nicest family rooms all panelled with a cork tilt- floor, double garage, gas heat, air conditioned, beautiful landscaped yard, patio. Immediate possession. West side location. TO BE SPECIFIC IT'S TERRIFIC! This lovely 8 bedroom modern ranch home, north side location; new w/w carpeting, built in cabinets, built in bath, carport, newly decorated inside and out. Immediate • possession. Only $15,000.00. 3 ACRES. Located east of Mt. Vernon close to Summersville school. Modern 6 room home, basement, extra large living room, 3 bedrooms, basement; double garage. 20 ACRES. Located north of Mt. Vernon on Jaycee Lake Road; 3 bedroom modern home, living room with fireplace, hardwood floors, built In bath, built m cabinets, basement, double garage, barn. Priced to sell. WANTED: LISTINGS. WE HAVE BUYERS WAITING. VIRGIL T. BAILEY, Inc. FHA Loans and Gl Loans Available We will make you a CASH OFFER for your Home or Farm "FREE PARKING FOR OUR CUSTOMERS" Tenth and Harrison —— Phone 242-4380 RETIREMENT AT ITS BEST—13 acres level laud; small wooded area, extra nice 6 room home, new w/w carpets, new kitchen cabinets, fireplace, S bedrooms, nice both, fine basement, new gas furnace, air conditioner, large barn, roomy garage, lots of outbuildings, beautiful rock garden —8 miles east on new highway 15. Only $18,500. BUSINESS LOCATION—150* on west Broadway. Ideal business location. Priced to sell. FAMILY HOME—Excellent 9 room 2-story home, brick; large living room, fireplace, w/w carpets, formal dining room, built in kitchen, 21» baths, 4 bedrooms, 2 dens, fine basement, gas heat, central air conditioner; garage, patio. No. 15 Rushton Drive. Oidy S26.9O0. ALMOST NEW 4-leveI home. Charming built in kitchen, stove and oven, w/w chrpets, 3 bedrooms. 2 full baths, gas heat, central air conditioner; 2-car garage—Western Gardens. CHOICE LOCATION—Excellent 6 room 2-story borne; large carpeted living room, fireplace, formal dining room, nice kitchen, 3 bedrooms, V/z baths, full basement with playroom, oil heat, screened porch, immediate possession—2007 Lake street. VERY LIVEABLE 6 room brick; w/w carpets, large living room, dining room, large kitchen, l 1 /. baths, knotty pine family room in bu»ement, large enclosed porch, oil heat, storm windows; garage—Lincoln school district. No. 2 Lyons Court. Only $17,900. COZY 6 ROOM ranch. Tiled floors, nice kitchen and bath, 3 bedrooms, gas heat; carport—21 SE Crescent Drive—$11,900. TWO BUSINESS BUILDINGS. Downtown, northwest corner 10th and Jordan streets. Priced to sell. BEAUTD7L 7 ROOM ranch, brick and frame; nice w/w carpets, cozy built in kitchen, dining room. 3 bedrooms, extra nice panelled family room, l'/ 2 baths, utility room, gas heat, central air conditioned, storm windows, patio, 2-car carport—608 Pear street. SPACIOUS 7 ROOM ranch; carpeted living room, large built in kitchen, dining space, den, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, utility room, oil heat. 2811 Cherry street. Only $16,500. 4 ACRES wooded land. Ideal spot for new home—I miles out on Richview Road. Only $4,250. NICE 6 ROOM ranch, stone and frame. Carpeted living room, dining space, built in kitchen, stove and oven, 3 bedrooms, tiled bath, carport with large storage area; comer location—Western Gardens. Only $16,500. EXTRA NICE 4 rooms; w/w carpets, built in kitchen and bath, 8 bedrooms, full basement, gas heat; carport, beautiful corner lot— 2814 Mannen. Only $10,000. 5 ROOMS; bath, gas heat—$350 down, $30 per month—230 Casey Avenue. Only $2,850. MORTGAGE MONEY IS AVAILABLE ShE US FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST SELECTIONS OF P.5AL ESTATE IN SOUTHERN IlllNOIS SEE A. HAROLD LOGAN C. WILLIAMS & RICHARDSON Broker Salesman 315 S. 10th LELAND ELLIOTT, Salesman JOHN H. CROSS, Salesman 2420251 242-0252

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