The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on December 8, 1976 · Page 122
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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 122

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p ' Blowing Rocks Beach Good Place To Find Junk r Greg Forrer Sports Writer themselves on an old toilet seat, they might have made it into the ocean where they could take their chances with natural predation. The interesting but dangerous Portuguese Man-'O-War stuck its bluish-purple balloon through the flotsam. Upon occasion a sea gull would swoop down to inspect the area for a possible dinner. If it were capable of lifting boards, it might have found a large glass minnow. Sand fleas were in abundance, but they were in the right spot being washed gently by the egg and flow of an incoming tide, away from the high-water line of junk. And, besides a pair of shell-searchers disgustedly picking up gooky glops on their feet instead of ocean specimens, there was a lone fisherman. "No fish," he said. "But there's plenty of junk. Scenes like this really make me wonder. "People think the ocean is a toilet bowl. They think you can put all kinds of stuff in it, and with the movement of the tide, it goes down some garbage disposal of the sea. But it isn't a toilet. "You can't flush it." If Ed McMahon had been on the beach at Blowing Rocks the other afternoon, he might have broken into one of his familiar routines. "Every piece of junk every piece this area has to offer is on this beach at this time." It would have been fraud for Johnny Carson to refute him with, "Wrong, Mullet-breath." Just about anything you can think of was scattered upon the beach. With such a variety of junk, there should be no relocation problem for local scavengers when a new law prohibits such activity at county dumps. They can head over to the beach after a few days of strong northeasters, as we've had recently. The scavengers could have built themselves a beach resort or a split-level lean-to with the amount of wood scattered there Monday. That completed, they could have collected all the oil and tar and mixed it with sand to pave a parking lot. There were tattered life preservers from merchant marine vessels. Those would be sufficient padding for lounge chairs to be constructed with various pieces of light metal available. been used to run current to the Scavengers' Waldorf. There were lobster-pot buoys, old plastic buckets crusted with barnacles, sheets of tar-stained plastic, brokendown crates, lumps of paraffin, lengths of rope. And the standby of American junk was ever-present the beer can. Name your brand most of them were there from Orbit to Michelob. All the natural things were in the minority. Shells, if you wanted to look hard, could be found by turning over a hunk of man-made trash. Here and there a few turtle-egg casings could be seen. If the little turtles hadn't accidentally conked To sip a drink while in those chairs, a complete array of plastic and styrofoam cups was in view. Empty bottles, from catsup to Jose Cuervo, could serve as decanters. Should the scavengers have a cook among them, a walk would have produced a fruit salad consisting of fresh apples and oranges. A green salad of onion and green pepper could also have been secured. For evening activity, there were plenty of light bulbs yellow ones, red ones, regular ones. No generators washed up, however. But there were a few coils of wire that could have The Palm Beach Post Clipboard, E4 Sports SECTION E WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1976 Leonard Remains Winless Tigers Take Control In Final Minutes Typical Day For Barnes " z f i . ' f I Detroit Pistons basketball star Marvin Barnes wins a temporary reprieve from a 1-year jail term when the judge agrees to hear plans for Barnes to work with underprivileged children. Living up to his nickname, 'Bad News Barnes found a parking ticket on his car when he left the courtroom. AP Wlrephoto STUART - Lavern McFadden put up 21 points and Walter Campbell scored 14 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Martin County's defeat of John I. Leonard here last night. The victory gave Martin County a 2-0 record, but was their first conference win, while Leonard dropped to 0-2 all in conference play. Leonard jumped to a quick 6-0 lead in the first quarter, but Martin County rallied to take a one-point lead at the end of the period. After that, the game took on seesaw style scoring as each team took the lead at least twice again with Martin County leading by 10 midway in the second. Martin County stayed ahead at the half, 36-32, but lost it to Leonard midway in the third period thanks to the effective shooting of Lancers Tank Jackson and Jerome Brown. Martin County's Campbell, the 6-foot-7 all-america candidate, put away three points in the third quarter to boost Martin County to a 49-46 lead for good. The closest Leonard came to catching them was 53-51 at the end of the third quarter. Martin County out-rebounded Leonard with 42 to their 36, and the Tigers shot 60 per cent to the Lancers' 38 per cent. Leading scorers for Leonard were Jackson with 16 and Brown with 14. The Tigers' top-scorers were Campbell with 14, McFadden with 21, and 6-foot-6 sophomore Keith Jones with 9- Martin County's slight two- and three-point leads in each quarter proved in the end to be the decisive factor on who took home the victory. John I. Leonard (62) - Johnson 5-0-K), Jock-son 1-0-16, Scherrod 4-1-9, Littles 3-06, Brown 6-2-U, Miller 3-1-7. Totals: 29-462. Martin County 168) - Campbell 5-4-14, McFadden 10-1-21, McKaian 3-0-6, Johnson 4-0-8, Delancy 4-06. Jones 4-1-9, Maclntye 0-2- ' 2. Totals: 30-1-68. Leonard 17 15 15 15-42 Martin County 18 18 17 15-68 JV Score: Martin County 88, John I. Leonard 56 Raiders' Integrity Mindful of '68 Eagles r Bob Bassine Sports Editor The Oakland Raiders Monday night struck the biggest blow for the integrity of professional football since the 1968 Philadelphia Eagles. The 1968 Eagles had it made, breezing along with a perfect record, 0-11, going into the twilight weeks of the season. All they needed to win the Draft Bowl was to continue performing at midseason inefficiency. Calling them bad would be like saying the Tampa Bay Bucs have a few problems. Interviewing Joe Kuharich, Philadelphia's coach at the time, was like asking John McKay what he thinks was the turning point in the Bucs' season. In their 12th game, the Eagles pulled a goof which will rank with Florida quarterback Jimmy Fisher's fourth-down, out-of-bounds pass to stop the clock against North Carolina. Or Dolphin quarterback Bob often see in television commercials running through airport corridors. "The Eagles are so bad," one Philadelphia newpaper lamented, "they don't even know how to win a draft choice." Another said, "It was the costliest and dumbest victory in the history of the franchise." Which only proves you can't win in Philadelphia, even when you win. Meaningless as that victory was and unquestionably contrary to the team's long-term interests, it proved something which the Raiders reaffirmed Monday: There is some honor out there after all. The Raiders were angry after hearing for weeks that the opportunity was ripe for them to let Cincinnati gain the playoffs, thus eliminating Pittsburgh, a potentially more dangerous opponent. Turn to BASSINE, ES Griese's failure to stop the clock against Cleveland. What the Eagles did was upset the Detroit Lions. Still, not all was lost. Buffalo also had blown an opportunity to clinch the futility title. The Bills had won a game and tied one. This left Philadelphia in the enviable position of being able to finish 1-13 against the Bills' 1-12-1 and win it by a half game. But, alas, it wasn't to be. The guys with the funny little wings on their helmets slumped to a 29-17 victory over New Orleans the following week. This left Buffalo with the first draft choice. The Bills gleefully selected a fellow named Simpson, one O.J. Simpson. He's the one you Hebner's Move to Phillies Changes Trade Priorities 'I played a little first base in the minor leagues and I'll have a few weeks in spring training to adjust. The key to my signing was that the Phillies have a good shot to win and they played in front of 2.4 million people last season. That's a lot of pe-ple.' Richie Hebner I . J From Post Wire Services LOS ANGELES - Richie Heb-ner's signing as a free agent with the Philadelphia Phillies changed some trading priorities at baseball's winter meetings yesterday. Hebner, who signed for considerably less money than some of the bigger names in the free agent auction, will inherit the Phillies' first base job vacated by Dick Allen. That means there is no longer any urgency to Philadelphia's pursuit of Cincinnati slugger Tony Perez. The Reds aren't exactly anxious to part with Perez but could be persuaded if the right left-handed pitcher were offered to replace Don Gullett. Hebner was a third baseman throughout his career with the Pirates, but he has played first on occasion, and the Phillies are convinced he can make the switch comfortably. Hebner said he chose the Phillies over three other teams because of the team's future and fan support. Even a shift from third to first base fails to bother the 27-year-old power hitter. "I played a little first base in the minor leagues and I'll have a few weeks in spring training to adjust," said Hebner, who returned Monday from a three-week USO tour of Europe. "Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Texas all offered the same kind of money as the Phillies did," said Hebner, who has a .277 career batting average. "But the key to my signing was that the Phillies have a good shot to win and they played in front of 2.4 million people last season. That's a lot of people. "We had good teams in Pittsburgh er heavy hitter, Gary Matthews, figured in a storm of speculation. Burroughs, the former American League most valuable player who drove in 86 runs for the Texas Rangers last season, was being pursued by both the Chicago White Sox and the Atlanta Braves. The White Sox were offering fireballing right-hander Rich Gossage for Burroughs, and the Braves' offer for the 25-year-old outfielder reportedly included catcher Biff Pocoroba and outfielder Ken Henderson. But the Braves were admittedly stymied in their trade attempts in the wake of Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's warning that the contract of Matthews, whom they acquired from the San Francisco Giants in the recent free agent sweepstakes, was under investigation and might not be approved. Torn to TRADES, ES but we never drew much more than 1.1 million." "With his power and playing in our ball park, we look for him to hit some home runs," said Paul Owens, director of player personnel for the Phillies. "Because most of our everyday hitters are right-handed, we see a lot of right-handed pitchers. His bat give us a little more balance." Hebner bats left and hit .249 with eight homers and 51 runs batted in for the Pirates last season. If the Reds do deal Perez, it probably will be to an American League team. The Cleveland Indians were keenly disappointed when Milwaukee sent George Scott to Boston, and they may now try for Perez instead. Sluggers Jeff Burroughs and Al Oliver were the principal trade targets in the second day of baseball's winter meetings yesterday, while anoth UPI Telephoto, HEY, IT'S RAINING IN HERE - Bill Walton (32) of Portland and New York's Bob Gross and coach Red Holtzman check out Madison Square Garden where a wet floor interrupted last night's game several times. Heavy rain hit the New York area and the Garden roof leaked. Pro basketball roundup, E4.

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