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5—C THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON. ILLINOIS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1!)69 Bills Anticipate No Trouble O.J Sees No Problem In Reaching Agreement St. Mary's Upends Spring Garden Upsets Highlight Full Slate Of Church Tilts By JERRY SEIBERT Upset was the name of the game at Sommersville last night in Church League play as St. Mary's spilled Spring Garden, Second Baptist tripped West Salem, and Faith Luthe ran took Casey Avenue. St. Mary's used a definite height advantage to control the boards as they handed Spring Garden their second defeat of the year 4W0. St. Mary's held a 22-17 halftime margin and a 33-27 lead after three quarters, but had to hold off a fourth period Spring Garden rally to win. Settle was the big gun for the winners as he popped in 22 markers. Hunt chipped in 8. For Spring Garden, Dwight and Gilroy Bernard had 15 and 12. Controlling a jump ball with 5 seconds remaining, Ed Merriman dribbled downcourt and threw in a shot at the buzzer to give Second Baptist a 52-51 upset win over West Salem. West Salem had just beaten the number one team, Logan 2, the night before. Merriman took game scoring honors for the winners as he finished with 26. Satterfield helped cot with 12. West Salem had four players in double figures but still fell short. Bethard had 14, Salyer 13, Griffin 12, and Bagley 10. In the nightcap, Faith Lutheran did some clutch free throw shooting to overcome usually high- scoring Casey Avenue 58-46. The fourth quarter wrapped it up for Lutheran as they added 24 points to a 4 point margin while holding Casey to 16 tallies. R. Korris topped all scorers with 28 markers, connecting on 14 of 16 from the charity stripe. Nathlich chipped in 21 for Luth­ eran. Roberts had .15 and Hart 8 for Casey Avenue. In a full slate of games at Casey Jr. High last night, First Presbyterian trimmed First Baptist, Meadowbrook downed Pleasant Hill, and Wesley handled Ina Freewill. After leading 23-22 at the half Presbyterian tightened their defense and went on to knock off First Baptist 50-40. Carkin and Tucker teamed up to lead the winner's balanced attack with 11 each while Scherer added 10. For First Baptist, Pittman gunned in 18 while Orrison chipped in 9. Meadowbrook kept to its recent winning way by downing Pleasant Hill 63-47. Meadowbrook won it from the field as each team hit 13 charity tosses. Kniffen netted 18 to lead the winners with Hall and Cherry adding 12 and 11. For Pleasant Hill, Chambliss had 13 and Ellis 10. Wesley was on top 34-28 after three periods and then iced it up with a 20 point final stanza as they romped over Ina 54-41. Depoister, Waller, and Campbell were Wesley's offensive mainstays as they bucketed 15, 14 and 13 points down the line. Adams had 18 and Eliot 17 for Ina. Following is the schedule of contests to be played tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 30. At Casey Jr. High 6:45 First Community vs. Lebanon 7:45 Epworth vs. Logan No. 2 8:45 First Baptist vs . Logan No. 1 At SummersvUle 6:45 First Methodist vs. First Presbyterian 7:45 Central vs. Park Avenue 8:45 Casey Avenue vs. Ina Freewill Jockeys Act Like Gentlemen Barbara Jo Rubin Wins 1st Pro Race At Nassau NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Barbara Jo Rubin has created more interest as a rider than any woman who has climbed aboard a horse since Lady Godiva by winning her first professional race at Hobby Horse Hall Track. But unlike Lady Godiva, Barbara Jo wore blue and white silks and pig tails. Breaking from the number two position in the five-furlong sprint Tuesday, Barbara Jo rode low on Fly Away, in contrast to the high riding style of the Bahamian jockeys. "I pushed her to the front right off, and she was running well and there was no reason to use the whip," Barbara Jo said. The 109-pound, 19-year-old exercise girl-turned jockey won by three lengths. Fly Away, a heavily favored sorrel quarter horse, paid $2.90, $2.45 and $2.20. Barbara Jo had to make her racing debut in the Bahamas after male jockeys boycotted the races she tried to enter at Miami's Tropical Park. She found the jockeys at Hobby Horse Hall treated her racing ambitions as she might have hoped gentlemen would. Male jockey Victor Rodriquez, a 39-year-old rider for the same stable that put up Barbara Jo's mount, said the teen-ager didn't ask for advice. "But the racing commissioner asked if there was any advice I could give her about the track She accepted it willingly and did what I told her," Rodriquez said. He described Barbara Jo as bing calm and quiet before the race. She used the racing director's quarters to change clothing. After the race, she left immediately for Florida. Barbara Jo is scheduled to race again Saturday at Hobby Horse Hall. NU BOWL LADIES LEAGUE HIGH SERIES P. Smith 503; F. Anderson 495; D. Flora 487; J. Kell 481; P, Curtis 475; C. Castic, P. Bangert 451. STANDINGS W L Weerts Office Supply 41 22 Quality Beauty Shop .... 37 26 X-L Hardware 36 27 Gables 35 28 Foster Equipment 34 26 NuBowl Lanes 31 32 S & W Motors 30y a 32% E. F. Wielt Co 28% 34% Montgomery Ward 22 38 DeMents Ice Cream .... 17 46 LAYMEN'S WEEK Jan. 27-Feb. 2-7:30 P.M. FIRST GENERAL BAPTIST CHURCH 910 Perkins Ave. DONALD BREEZE, Pastor Calvin Shaw, Song Leader MONDAY — High schosl Librarian and Musician Alice Wilson speaks on the subject, "A Christian Life". Mattie McDonald in charge of services. Special singing by Bill Gilbert, Alice Wilson and others. TUESDAY — Harley Phillips in charge of services. Special singng by Rev. Merle Fullcrton. Police Capt. Harold Albright speaks on Law Enforcement — Everyone's Concern." WEDNESDAY — Mae Hurt In charge of services. Special singing by the Spiritaalaires. A working mother, Rosemary Breeze, will speak about "The Stewardship of Time". THURSDAY — Elmer Dodson in charge of services. Special singing by Marie Marks. Sales Manager Keith Mills subject will be "Christianity in Business". FRIDAY — Albert Braddy In charge of services. Special music by The Gene Boyle* Family. William Goff tells what it s like to be a '1P. K." when he speaks about "A Minister's Son." SATURDAY — Mazie Paine in charge of services. Variety of special singing with Calvin Shaw, The Young People ana" others. Alice Nelson, an active Christian for more than sixty years, tells of "Christianity In Later Life." SUNDAY —- 10:45 A.M. Sermon "Why You Should Be A Christian" by the pastor. 7:30 P.M. William Phelps in charge of services. Special singing by Ernie Rhynes, Curt and Bob Cameron, Jock and Opal Blake. Sermon by Rev. Ilosea Caldwell. By MURRAY CIIASS NEW YORK (AP) — The Buf falo Bills, hoping to turn pro football's worst record into one of its best, looked ahead to signing O.J. Simpson today while they and 25 other teams completed the two-day draft of college players. The Bills, whose 1-12-1 record earned them the right to draft first Tuesday, selected Simpson, and both parties promptly agreed they anticipated no trouble in reaching an agreement "I think we'll be able to sign him all right," Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson said. "I don't contemplate any trouble in coming to terms," said the Heisman Trophy running back from Southern California. Following the Bills' Initial selection, the American and National leagues waded through seven rounds of their third common draft, selecting a total of 182 players in 12 hours, 11 minutes. They had 10 more rounds today before turning their attention to contract negotiations. There were, of course, other college stars besides Simpson drafted. For example, there were four other running backs picked in the first round—Leroy Keyes of Purdue by Philadelphia, Larry Smith of Florida by Los Angeles, Ron Johnson of Michigan by Cleveland and Calvin Hill of Yale by Dallas. Smith was one of three Los Angeles choices in the opening round, the others being split end Jim Seymour of Notre Dame and tight end Bob Klein of Southern California, while Hill was one of two Ivy League players to be taken, the other being quarterback Marty Domres of Columbia, who now belongs to San Diego. Quarterback Greg Cook o f Cincinnati also was drafted in the first round, by the Cincinnati Bengals, but Ail-American Terry Hanratty of Notre Dame was left until Pittsburgh grabbed him in the second round. The Bills, of the AFL, intend to convince Simpson he's going with a good organization, too. O.J. had said repeatedly during the season he wanted to go with an NFL team. Asked about that feeling following his selection, he said, "I prefer the NFL because I think it's a stronger league over-all. But the Super Bowl showed the AFL is not that far behind." He also was asked about the $600,000 he reportedly wants to sign. "I haven't heard of that particular figure, and I don't believe that is it," replied the man who smashed the major college rushing record last season by gaining 1,709 yards. "They want to get this settled quickly, and that is how I feel, too. Coach John Rauch wants to talk football right away. His idea is to get together with me right away to go over plans foi next year. He won't talk business, just football." It's up to owner Wilson to talk business, and Wilson said he thought he and his prize would agree to terms soon, perhaps in less than two weeks. The Bills hope Simpson's selection signals the start of their climb back towards the top of the AFL. They once were there —they won the league championship in 1964 and 1965 plus the Eastern Division title in 1966—but they plummeted to 410 in 1967 and won only one game last season. In drafting for needs, the 26 teams obviously saw different weaknesses than they had last year at this time. In the 1963 draft, 13 of the first 26 picks were linemen, offensive and defensive. This time nine linemen were selected in the first round— tackles George Kunz of Notre Dame by Philadelphia, Rufus Mayes of Ohio State by Chicago and Dave Foley of Ohio State by the New York Jets; defensive tackles Bill Stanfill of Georgia | by Miami, Richie Moore of Vil- Ianova by — Green Bay, J. Greene of North Texas State by Pittsburgh and Art Thorns of Syracuse by Oakland, guard John Shlnners of Gavier and defensive end Fred Dryer of San Diego State by the New York Giants. Two other early first-round choices were split end Ron Sellers of Florida State by Boston and tight end Ted Kwalick of Penn State by San Francisco. The 49ers also got another receiver on the first round, flanker Gene Washington of Stanford. Among ther name players drafted were running back Paul Gipson of Houston by Atlanta, defensive end Ted Hendricks of Miami, Fla., by Baltimore, flanker Jerry Levias of Southern Methodist by Houston, quarterback Bobby Douglass of Kansas by Chicago and flanker Richmond Flowers of Tennessee by Dallas, all in the second AH, SWEET VICTORY—George Archer gets a hug from his wife. Donna, after he won the Bing Crosby golf tournament and $25,000 first prize at Pebble Beach, Calif. Archer, a former cowboy from Gilroy, Calif., scored 283 In four days of competition to win by one stroke. (AP Wirephoto) Injured Barry Nor Much Help West Drops East In 2nd ABA Star Game By DRMAN CORDELL LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — "My knee is fine," says Rick Barry. "It's my body that's in bad shape." Showing the effects of a month long layoff because of an injury, the Oakland superstar wasn't much help, but his West team still captured the fecond annual American Basketball Association All-Star Game Tuesday night, defeating the East 133-127. "It's hard to say whether we would have won any bigger with Rick in good shape," said Alex Hannum, Barry's coach and also the coach of the West team. "At Oakland, we've been winning as well while he was out as when he was playing. And in a single game like this, you never can tell." The West team didn't shoot well, and couldn't hold on to leads that it built up several times. With 3:30 to play, the West had a 16-point margin, but the East whittled it to three with 59 seconds remaining. "If we hadn't made that crucial error in front of our bench, we might have pulled it out," said Kentucky's Gene Rhodes, who was pressed into service as the East coach only 12 hours before the game. Jim Harding of Minnesota was fired as the East coach after he and a Minnesota official had a fight at a party. Harding's fate as the Minnesota coach reportedly hasn't been decided yet. Rhodes was referring to a pass that Louie Dampier of Kentucky threw out of bounds in the final minute of play, when the difference was three points After that, Larry Brown of Oakland hit a free throw and Warren Davis of Los Angeles canned a 15-footer to give the West its final margin. "Taking over at the last minute presented some problems," said Rhodes. "There's not much coaching yo v u can do with an all-star team, of course, but just one little workout would have let us get some semblance of basic play action." "I only saw the team this morning for the first time, and I don't think some of them knew about the change until I said, 'Hi fellows, I'm going to be the coach.' " John Beasley of Dallas was voted the Most Valuable Player. He and Red Robbins of New Orleans shared scoring honors for the West with 19 points each. Don Freeman of Miami paced the East with 21 points, eight of them in the final surge. Odin Defeats Ashley For 16th Coach Kenny Dillingham's Odin Eagles captured their 16th victory of the season at Ashley last night, riding past the host Wolves, 81-61. Odin faces a major test a- ga'nst Okawville next Tuesday night. Okawville and 6-10 center Gail Wolfe have handed Dillingham's Eagles two of their three losses this year. Tuesday's College Basketball Midwest Ohio State 76, Illinois 67 Wisconsin 56, Marquette 50 S. Dakota 116, Morningside 82 Southwest Baylor 74, Arkansas 72 Houston 85, Texas A & M 64 Trinity Tex., 102, Sul Ross 85 Far West Westmont 88, U. of San Diego 65 South Davidson 94, Gge. Wash. 74 N. Car. St. 84, Citadel 65 Florida St. 87, Sth. Caro. 76 Georgia Tech 72, Furman 63 Bellarmine 72, Kentucky Wesleyan 64 Four Steals In Last 83 Seconds Bostons Havlicek Keys 10896 Win Over Hot Hawks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Atlanta Hawks had reason to cry ".we wuz robbed" after John Havlicek, the thief, stole a basketball game out of their hands. — The quick-handed Havlicek swiped the ball four times in 83 seconds and the Boston Celtics collected the loot, a 108-96 victory over the Hawks in the National Basketball Association Tuesday night. Boston led only 76-73 when Havlicek snuck up on the Hawks, setting up two baskets and scoring two himself to put the Celtics out of danger. Clutch baskets by Rudy LaRusso and Jim King turned off Cincinnati and gave San Francisco a 107-100 victory over the Royals; the New York Knicks struck early and never let up in a 121-88 rout over Philadelphia, and Los Angeles trimmed Chicago 125-118 in other games. In the American Basketball Association All-Star Game, the West beat the East 133-127. Atlanta had made up a 17- point deficit in the second period with a 17-4 spurt for a 58-58 deadlock in the third quarter before Havlicek went into his act Don Nelson scored 22 points for Boston and Lou Hudson and Zelmo Beaty each had 21 for the visiting Hawks. San Francisco was breezing along with a 10-point lead before Cincinnati climbed within 98-96 with 3:19 left. But LaRusso and King connected and the host Royals had their fifth consecutive defeat. LaRusso finished with 39 points. Willis Reed led the Knicks to the first 10 points of the game and the 76ers never came closer than eight again. Reed totaled 30 points and 18 rebounds, along with numerous blocked shots as New York made it 19 victories in 23 games and 15 in a row at home. Philadelphia had a four- game winning streak ended. Los Angeles built its Western Division lead to 2% games over Atlanta as Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Elgin Baylor combined for 80 points, 28 by West and 26 each by Baylor and Chamberlain. The Lakers led only 63-60 at intermission before West, who also had 15 assists, and Wilt pulled them away in the third period. Clem Haskins and Bob Boozer each scored 24 points for the Bulls. In '69 Championships Skaters Vie To Replace Queen Peggy By JACK HEWINS Associated Press Sports Writer SEATTLE (AP) — The crowning of a succesor to pretty Peggy Fleming as queen of American ice will be the high spot of the 1969 National Figure Skating Championships during a four-day program starting today. Champion of the United States, the world and the Olympics, Miss Fleming abdicated all these thrones by turning professional. Fifteen-year-old Janet Lynn of Rockford, HI., is expected to give Tina Noyes of Colorado Springs a spirited battle for the title. Miss Noyes has been runner-up to Queen Peggy for four of the past five years and beat out Miss Lynn for second place a year ago. Not until Saturday night's final program brings the senior ladies' free skating will the new champion be known. The winner —as will the top finishers in other eventsr-will go on to the North American Championships Feb. 6-8 in Oakland, Calif., and the World Championships Feb. 25-March 1 in Colorado Springs. Favdred to retain their titles here are Tim Wood of Detroit, the men's champion, the title holding senior pair from Seattle and Lake Placid, N.Y., brother Ron and sister Cindy Kauffman, and dance champions Judy Schwomeyer of Indianapolis and James Sladky of Genesco, N.Y. Today's action will be devoted entirely to the skating of school figures and compulsory dance and pairs routines. The first finals will be to select the junior men's and junior ladies' champions Thursday night. Meefs Champ Monday Baird Will Box Griffin For Crown KIAMESHA LAKE, N.Y. (AP — Andy Scheinman and Mike Eikenberg, teammates at the University of Virginia, met today for the championship in the Concord Hotel's annual intercollegiate indoor tennis tournament. By MURRAY ROSE Associated Press Sports Writer NE WYORK (AP —Doyle Baird, who learned to,box in a reformatory, hopes to jfnake the big jump to the world nt&f &e- weight championship. Rocky Graziano also covered that distance the hard way some 22 years ago. Today he is a model citizen. "I'd walk a mile to keep out of trouble," says Rocky. "That's the way I feel now," said Baird, the No. 6 middleweight contender, who meets former middleweight king Emile Griffith in Madison Square Garden Monday night. "I don't want any more trouble," said the balding, 30-year- old fighter from Akron, Ohio. "I've had plenty. I was always in trouble — bumming around and hanging around in Akron." "I got into boxing when I watched some fights in the reformatory at Mansfield, Ohio. I told some of my friends 'I can beat those gusy.' They challenged me to try it. And that's how it started." He boxed in theamateurs who he got out and reached the finals of the National AAUcham- pionships in 1966. "I was 27 then and I was getting too old for the amateurs," he said. He was spotted by Akron promoter Don Elbaum. "He could punch and take a helluva punch," said Elbaum. Baird was signed by Elbaum's father, Max. In less than three years Baird has racked up a 23-2-1 record, including 14 knockouts. He has an unbeeten streak of 16. All but one were against unknowns like himself. The other was middleweight champion Nino Benvenuti of Italy. Baird gained niternational attention by holding Benvenuti to a draw in 10 rounds at Akron, Ohio, last October. On Monday night he'll be one of the four fighters featured in, the doubleheader at the Garden. The other fight matches heavyweights George Chuvalo of Toronto and Buster Mathis of Grand Rapids, Mich. "Fighting in the Garden is a fighter's dream," said Baird. "It's more so for me. Now I want to live up to expectations and make a good fight. I think I can win." NASSAU, Bahamas (AP- — The 15th annual meetindfcf the Harness Tracks of African opened here today with more than 125 officials of 38 North American tracks on hand. BOWLING INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE HIGH SERIES Vance Skinner, Sr. 586; Toke Poston 553; Dale , Smith 549; Owen Chelf 548; Jack Gaunt 536; Bill Shroyer 535. STANDINGS W L Marco Pharmacy 40 26 The Hub 38% 27% Lawrence Lounge 35% 30% Howard Lane Tate .... 34% 31% Atla Seal 33 33 Tean No. Seven 33 33 Williamson Motors .... 26% 39% Register-News 23 43 LADIES CITY LEAGUE round. HIGH SERIES Shirley Hertenstein 598; Pack Henry 529; Vivian Winninger 504; Phyllis Adcock 495; Jean Halstead 491. STANDINGS W L Cliff Campbell Signs .... 40 23 Coca Cola 36 27 Razorback Oil Co 35% 27% H & H 33 30 Lawrence Restaurant.... 29 34 Security Bank 29 34 East Side Lumer 25% 37% Jordans Furn. 24 39 MOMMY, WHAT'S FOR DESSERT?" We Bet He Won't Ask For Our Dessert After He Has This Week's Special BIG SHEF and f SHAKE BOTH ONLY (A 15c SAVINGS OVER THE REGULAR PRICE) OFFER GOOD NOW TO SUNDAY NIGHT 650 South 10th Street 55 No Limit Offer Mt. Vernon, III. LET'S ALL GO TO BURGER CHEF

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