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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 20

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Thursday, November 21, 1968
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I , I MBIMIH I HMI I " I '" llHIIIIflT1 M - I TT 3?jfl IThe Palm Beach Post Best Fishing Bet Fishing is good in many areas, but it's hard to beat the current sensational run of pompano in Lake Worth. There are mack-era and bluefish along the coast north of the Palm Beaches. Check the Juno Beach Pier for small migratory gamefish action. The Inside Story Don Boykin'i story on the PBJC Pacers-Drake College basketball game, plus results on WPB Jai-Alai and Biscayne Dog races are oa page tZ of today's Post. Ed Bockow's Outdoors column aad Tropical Park results are on Page 23. Clack Voorhis' Bowling roundup is on Page 24. WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21, 1968 -21 Ed Plaisted f Girls: Beware Of A Monster I Love Letters From Readers 8 BOB BALFE Sports Editor Any survivors at that point will find the 17th a reasonably fun par four, and that brings you to the 18th, also a par four, and only 400 yards. But when you see the clubhouse over a rise in the fairway, be warned that there's a lake in between. It's full of water, which is a mistake. By that time you'll need something stronger than water. Have fun. ladies, and if you find any golf balls with cut covers and soggy from being under water, please return to us promptly. X Booooooooooooooo Executive Sports Editor ( LPGA Pro-Am Starts DELRAY BEACH - Memo to the gals of the Ladies Professional Golf Association as they start the pro-am today leading up to the Louise Suggs Invitiational this week-end: Never forget you are ladies, ladies, no matter how hard the Pine Tree golf course fights back at you. Somewhere out in the Great Beyond the fellow with twinkling eyes must be enjoying the proceedings, maybe even laughing up his sleeve if they wear sleeves out there. By the time you finish Sunday you'll be ready to vote that Dick Wilson created a tougher golf course here than most you see all year on the LPGA tour. The late great architect authored some fine courses, but in Pine Tree he seems to have embodied all of his finest thinking, combined with a wee bit of fiendish glee. You'll find out. just as members of the press did on a recent practice outing hosted by Miss Suggs. Fortunately this was nearly a month ago. allowing almost enough time to repair the damage. First of all Dick Wilson couldn't have built this course anywhere but Florida, because there's not enough sand anywhere else. He put bunkers where you'll reach them after a good hit. and if you don't happen to hit the ball too good, there'll be another trap waiting. We have another course in the area named Lost Tree, but at Pine Tree you can lose everything but the trees, including your temper and plenty of golf balls. FORTUNATELY THE PLUSH fairways - if you can stay-on them and the predictable greens if you can ever get to them will offer some consolation. In fact after nine holes you'll be half-praising and half-fearful. But watch out for the back nine, ladies. Get ready. It's really not much longer, it seems like eternity while you weave reallv not through the succession of hurdles. The 13th may be the greatest expression of Dick Wilson's machinations. It's a par three and that sounds easy. It's only 133 yards from the middle tees, and that's attractive. But take a look. From the tee it looks like John MacArthur's setting for the Treasure Isle broadcast, with the water dried up. There are dozens of islands floating in sand, some tree and shrubs, and somewhere in the midst of all that Dick Wilson put a postage stamp green. After Dick was gone, and the postal rates were going up all over the nation. Joe Lee. the greens chairman, and Don Ward, the greenskeeper. enlarged the green to make it easier. Good luck, ladies. And soon you'll come to the classic 16th. From the long tee this is par five at 664 yards. You'll be playing at about 608. and ladies, lest you forget, this is more than a third of a mile. THEY ALLOW YOU THREE strokes to reach the green, but it took us closer to three days. You'll need binoculars from the tee to get a general idea of where you're trying to go. Might even be advisable to pack a tent and overnight provisions for the trek. DELRAY BEACH - The LPGA tour swung to the Pine Tree Golf Club today for a renewal of the Louise Suggs Invitational tournament which carries a $12,500 purse with $1,875 to the winner. The lady pros will compete today in a Pro-Am in which 40 of them will play, each with three amateurs. It will be in the nature of a warm-up for the tournament proper which starts Friday. All of the players checked in THEV SAY THAT THE CUSTOMER is always right. 1 disagree. Only your mother-in-law is. But I will defend his right to be heard. So here are a few samples from my mail bag which I call love letters from readers. "DEAR MR. PLAISTED: I happened to be in Boynton Beach. Fla . on Oct. 27 on a vacation. It was a real nice surprise to find an article on Paul Dietzel in your newspaper (written by you. of course. What was even more surprising was the constant underlying theme of your article. It is very good to see articles such as yours which emphasize the goodness in people. My wife and I both enjoyed your w nting very, very much. It is very encouraging to me when I can take an article of the caliber you wrote on Mr. Dietzel and pass it along to young Christian athletes and show them that there are famous people who put God first in their lives and truly live a Christian life. As a softball team coach for a church. I want to thank you from the bottom of mv heart for theverv finearticlevou wrote." KENNETH ALLEN, Parma Heights, Ohio Dear Mr. Allen: Thank you for your nice note. It is indeed nice to know that some people will take the time out to drop you a friendly note because most of my mail is far from Christian. "DEAR SIR: I. a fan of the Roosevelt Maroon Devils have a complaint. It has been very obvious that the coverage of the Roosevelt games in your newspaper has been a bare minimum. The article concerning the Oct. 19 game didn't have any statistics. There was only who played, the score, and where the game was plaved. The new spa per is supposed to be a community service, but it seems to me. that you show some type of favoritism to other area I ' " ' .. . . - "" Thornton's 39 Triggers Miami Rally ' -" i LLJa DIETZEL BAYLESS MAY schools when the coverage of I v .... I - vr-y 0"rfH v . t 0' N " t" - - - Wednesday. Some were in on Tuesday but none played a complete round. These spent their practice periods with nine holes of play in which they walked off the distances from each shot. Few of the girls have ever played this testing course. Highlight of today's pro-am will be the celebrity foursome of Louise Suggs with Perry Como, Toney Penna and Pete Makris who will tee off on the No. 1 tee at 12:35. Play will start at both the first and 10th tees at 8 a.m. two places during a game with the Indiana Pacers last F'ri-' day." Zaslofsky said. "The injury isn't serious, just painful. He's on the disabled list for 30 days." the 6-foot-3 . 205-pound Tart played high school ball with the West Palm Beach Roosevelt Maroon Devils and went on to college stardom at Bradley. The Nets obtained Tart last season in a trade with the Oakland Oaks, where he had led the league in scoring most of the season. He finished third, however, with an average of 235 points per game. COURT SPLINTERS - Za slofsky was former star with St. Johns Universitv and later played with the Chicago Stags. New York Knicks and Fort Wayne Pistons. Hunter leads Miami scoring with a 22.4 aver age, followed bv Don Freeman w ith 22.2. Brown Tops AC Rushing Good grief! Roosevelt's Charlie Brown apparently has the Atlantic Conference football rushing championship wrapped up. With one game remaining. Brown leads his nearest rival. Alvonzo Clark of Kennedy, by 155 yards. The two meet head-on Friday night at Cooley Stadium. (Indpendent school statistics will appear in today's Palm Beach Times.) Brown has gained 945 yards in 129 carries, a 7.3 average. Clark has accounted for 790 yards in 159 tries, a 5.0 average. Other leaders: Passing Anthony Penn. Carver. 84 completions in 158 attempts (53.9 per centi for 1.344 yards (an 8 5 averagei and 18 touchdowns. Receiving - Alfonso Wilson. Carver. 37 receptions for 576 yards. Team Offense - Kennedy. 284 8 yards per game 1 170.9 rushing. 113.9 passing i. Team Defense Carver. 104.7 yards per contest 53.2 rushing. 51 4 passingi. TEAM OFFENSE Rinlt Pan Tetal Kennedy 170 113 214 1 Carver 123 I 1U 7 lt7 Bi t 104 1 Hi 20 251 2 1421 139 0 Roosevelt Lincoln Park Gittord HI Ml TEAM DEFENSE Rush Pass Tetal Carver S3 I SI 4 104 7 Kennedy Ml 77 S 1411 Roosevelt 170 a 410 IU 4 Gittord 114.1 122 1 241 2 Lincoln Park I49 S 135 I 24 4 INO. RUSHING AN. Yds. avf. Brown. Root I7 MS 7 3 A Clark, JFK 15? 7W S O Ootoson, Carver 64 Grover, Carver 54 SO0 74 413 It Burroughs, Roos vO 423 4.7 Branch, LPA U 471 4 S Clark, JFK 12 351 4 3 Green, LPA 42 260 4 2 Ovaitree, Gift 45 231 5 1 INO. PASSING AN. Came, ToY Cain Penn, Carver Toombs, JFK Martin, Roos Fenn, LPA James, Roos King, Gift Smth. GIN 151 14 1344 IS 132 55 ll at 17 n m 4S 70 10 161 51 S3 II 304 SI 5 22 102 It 44 1) 112 I t INO. RECEIVING Yds. Av. Wilson, Carver Coleman, JFK Sikes, LPA Plummer, Carver Ootoson, Carver Wallace. Roos Bythwood, Roos Aikens, Roos Barber, Gift Smith, GIN 17 S7t 15 4 11 504 22 n It IIS I Ml 20 I If 111 It 7 112 It 211 10 201 201 10 14 It 4 10 M 41 I III 70 I certainly w ould appreciate better coverage in the future " SANDRA DAVIS, West Palm Beach Dear Miss Davis: First, a newspaper is not a public utility. It is a business which tries to make money by reporting news, etc. We have no favorite high schools. The short stories on some of your games were because your football coach wasn't very cooperative in furnishing us the information. That situation has since been improved. "DEAR PLAISTED: Will you tell me why that Jewish rag of yours runs nothing but nigger stories in the sports section? Don't you guvs ever write about anything else but Kennedv. Carver and Roosevelt" Well, this is one reader that's had it. I'm reading the Lauderdale paper!" DISGUSTED EX-READER, Lake Worth Dear Disgusted: From the sound of your note I'm surprised you hav e the mental capacity to be able to read any newspaper. "DEAR ED: I feel your paper does a fine job in covering sports. Enjoyed your fine article on a Palm Beach Bov plaving quarterback at Yale - Bob Bayless. I believe this would be good onanv area boys who have succeeded. There aren't many. "I'm sure a Fort Pierce boy. Robert Bennett of Lincoln Park Academy, is a regular quarterback at Southern Universitv. Baton Rouge, a strong Negro university. I'm a strong John Carroll supporter but I like to see anv local bov do good " LOl IS C. FORGET, Fort Pierce Dear Louis: It looks likea good tip. I'll look into it. "MR. PLAISTED: Why do you hate our school'1 We are verv proud of John I Leonard High School and our football team. You must be a verv sick man to hate any school. Our boys try very hard and just because thev don't win every game, why do you pick on them0 Coach iBilli Burke and Mr. George May are right in asking you not to cover our games! Why do you insist on coming where you are not welcome I hope the Post can send some nice man to cover our next football game. You stink!" PROUD JUNIOR, Leonard High School Dear Proud Junior: Hate is a very strong word. I don't hate anyone, muchless a school. Since I don't have any say in assigning the coaching staff at your school, I don't think it would be for Mr. Burke or Mr. May to have a say in who the Post-Times assigns to cover its football games, do you? See you at Boca Raton.' "DEAR MR. PLAISTED: We are a group of concerned seniors at John I. Leonard High and we want you to know whv vou are so happy when our fine football team is beaten? Anvone who would pick our little school to beat Palm Beach by such a stupid score must have wanted us to get overconfident. Whv don't vou help our team instead of hurting if Be fair! Unfair articles hke you w rite hurt our players. You are responsible for all our loses. Doesn't that make vou feel good0" CONCERNED MEMBERS, Class of Dear Concerned: Since you blame me for your loses this season w ill you give me credit for your victories? "DEAR SIR: I have been reading the Post-Times for a'long time but I never have read anything about chess. Chess is a beautiful and an international game played in everv place of the world. It would be nice and pleasant to read about in the Post-Times the results of the games plaved bv these maters in Swiss. Tour Boss Sought By PGA By CHUCK VOORHIS Golf Editor PALM BEACH GARDENS -Leo Fraser of Atlantic City, newly elected president of the Professional Golfers Association, informed his headquarters ' here Wednesday that the PGA is looking for a new tour director to replace Jack Tuthill. former director who is now handling j similar duties for the new 'American Professional Golfers, i the group formed by touring j pros who broke away from the PGA. But. he said, the new man will not have the title of golf commissioner as was indicated in a report from Denver quoting Noble Chalfant. a PGA vice-president, as stating that the PGA was considering Ben Martin, football coach at the Air Force Academy for the job. Fraser said there were several men under consideration for the job but did not spell ! out their names. At the Air Force Academy, Martin said j he had not been approached on I the job. The salary figure was j quoted at $50,0O0' but Fraser ! said there was no salary now attached to the post. Through Bud Harvey, public i relations director of the PGA at i Palm Beach Gardens. Fraser j said they were looking for some one to take over a responsibility expanded to that which Tuthill had. The PGA wants someone to administer the affairs of the i PGA tour, coordinate its sched- ule. negotiate contracts with the sponsors, and handle the team of supervisors on the tour. Tom Black, pro at the Brookhaven Club in Dallas, a former tour director, has been handling these chores since Tuthill left the PGA. But he has club commitments and agreed to return to the tour only through the remainder events on this year's schedule. The man to replace Tuthill would have broader powers than did Tuthill. He would operate nnHpr thp Pf.A hparlmiartprs at i , . r ' faim tseacniiarains. PGA Keeps Tucson Open PALM BEACH GARDENS -PGA headquarters here announced Wednesday receipt of a communication from William Nanini. owner of the Tucson i Arizona ) Golf Club in which he denied the Tucson Open, long a fixture on the PGA tour, had swung its allegiance to the new American Professional Golfers iAPGi. as the latter group had claimed. Nanini said his club and a civic group, which has long sponsored this event, bad a contract that specified its tournament would be a PGA event. Under these terms, he said, he felt his club was not committed to the APG tournament. The Tucson is a $100,000 event annually played in February. Nanini went on to say: "The PGA is the official organization of professional golf. It has been in business for 52 years and has made golf what it is today. The present tour, under the PGA, has a record ot steady growth and success, and has been conducted in a way to earn the respect and confidence of sportsmen EX-GATOR Atlanta Falcon Harmon line for a good Wages, rookie from the University of in Chicago. Florida, bursts through the Chicago Bears 1 JM V '.. 1 ir-ii gain during Sunday's game boy w hich play to call and one ot the spectators tried to beat him to it." Peet Extends Hitting Streak Former San Francisco Giant farmhand Chuck Peet rapped four hits in as many trips Wednesday night to lead Wonder Bar to a 16-2 victory over Holy Name in Winter League slow pitch softball action at Currie Park. Peet now has hit safely in his last 13 times at bat. Three of Peet's teammates Chuck Madrazzo. Chris Brorr : field and Don Sejnoha be'.y, three hits apiece. Al Stevensld'nd Al Taylor each collected two for Holy Name. Bruce Good paster smashed a grand slam home run and teammates Norm Vorpe and Dennis Seibert clubbed three hits apiece as the Lenders dumped Pro Cuba 13-1. Roy Alvarez slapped a pair for Pro Cuba. Lem's Atlantic trounced the Toothless Tigers 19-5 Wednesday night in Greenacres softball play. John Brown led the winners with five hits, and teammate Paul Diamond collected four hits. Carter's downed Brown's Bombers 15-11. with Al Wilt getting four hits, including two homers. . I V i ,1 J 1 t. 1 - i By ED PLAISTED Executive Sports Editor MIAMI BEACH AFNi -Dallas Thornton came off the bench in the second period Wednesday night and went on to score 39 points to lead the Miami Floridians to a 141-126 American Basketball Association victory over the New York Nets. A Miami Beach Convention Hall crowd of 2.202 saw Thornton almost single-handedly help the Floridians overcome a first-period deficit and go on to help set a Miami team scoring record. Thornton, a 6-foot-4. IOC-pounder from Kentucky Wesley-an. triggered the second-quarter Miami rally with 18 points. He scored most of his points on dazzling driving layups and short jumpers. The Floridians broke the game wide open with a 46-point third period and were in front 112-93 going into the last 12 minutes. The Nets rallied and closed to within eight points before Miami pulled away again as Thornton twice scored key baskets. Both teams started the game as cold as the 50-degree weather outside the convention center. Ron Perry's jump shot kept Miami in front. 2-1. until 9:31 of the first period. Slowly the Nets started to pull away and with 1:43 left in the opening period they enjoyed a 35-23 lead. Dan Anderson, a 6-foot-10 center, led the New Yorkers with 11 points to a 41-28 lead in that period. The second period was as dif ferent as night and day. The Nets turned cold shooting and the Floridians. sparked by Thornton's driving layups. closed the gap. It was a layup and free throw by Thornton at 4:16 that finally put Miami in front. 57-55. Miami was helped under the boards by the scrappy play of Gary Keller, the 6-10 former University of Florida center. He also scored eight points in this period and the Floridians left the court with a 66-60 lead at intermission. The Floridians hiked their advantage in the third period as they got a balanced attack from Thornton. Les Big Game) Hunter and Keller. Keller was hit hard in the face late in the third period and fell to the floor in pain, but he was only stunned and returned to action. At the end of three periods it was 112-93 as Thornton added 16 more points. Bob Verga. the former Duke All-American, scored 30 points to lead the New Yorkers Teammate Anderson had 28. New York Coach Max Zaslof-sky said he expected Levern Tart of West Palm Beach to return to the team later this month. Tart should be ready in time for the Nets' next game in Miami Dec. 20. "Levern fractured his jaw in NEW YORK 0 f MIAMI Simon t 10-11 Ti MurrHI I M 5 Bowwn 2 J-3 Hunter II t-M M Andenon 10 7-1 27 Thorn t 0-3 12 McHrtley S 0-0 10 Ptrry S 4-4 Veraa 14 2-4 X Freemen 0 -7 Oliver 4 12 Thornton 14 11-14 39 Whitney 2 I Ivenon 0 0-0 0 S Keller 4 112 16 0 Smie S 1113 21 Freiier 2 Lloyd 0 Woniey 0 3-4 i Snerkt 0 4- 0 4i 33-42 12 Tetelt 45 SI-7 141 New Yerk 41 It 33 1 Miami 7J M 44 7 - FOULED OUT: None. Three-pointers: Worjley. Tetelt Lake Shore-Devils Game Riot Aired their games is much rot the tine bowl game in Jacksonville and are looking forward to our trip." said Bryant. Both Alabama and the Missouri Titers have 7-2-0 records. Alabama s losses were a total ot three points. 10-8 to Mississippi and 10-9 to Tennessee. Alabama cinched a bowl bid by beating the University of Miami. 14-6. last Saturday. Missouri started the season with a 12-6 loss to Kentucky. The only other loss was to Oklahoma last Saturday. 28-14. But the Tigers still face Orange-Bowl bound Kansas. Alabama's remaining game is against better. - - . - otticials. set up Roosevelt's winning touchdown. "I don't think there's any doubt that the officials missed the call." said Lay. "But if this is the type of thing that is going to happen when officials admittedly miss some calls, we had better you had better reassess your athletic programs. And you had better do it in a hurry." Everyone at the meeting seemed to agree that fans being allowed to congregate along tht sidelines had contributed to tht situation which developed alter the game. As Roosevelt line coach Emrnett Gamble pointec Hit: "I remember one time Coach Alphonso' Sutton tried to tell a Floyd E. Lay. executive secretary of the Florida High School Activities Association, conducted a Wednesday night hearing at Palm Beach High School concerning the riot that followed last week's football game between Lake Shore High and Roosevelt at Belle Glade. Lay heard testimony from game officials, the principals and coaching staffs of both schools. He said he would notify principals Robert C. Pickens of Roosevelt and Charles McCurdy of Lake Shore, along with referee C. A. Bruce, of his decision by mail. Last week's riot apparently was triggered by a pass inter-terence call which, along with a misinterpretation oi the rules bv Alabama Accepts Gator Bowl Bid Gators Start Peacock GAINESVILLE 1UPI1 - Senior Harold Peacock was named the starting quarterback for Florida's crippled Gators Wednesday for the Nov. 30 match with rival Miami. The Gators worked out in sweat clothes Wednesday to begin preparations for the game. The team has an off weekend coming up- Both quarterbacks Larry Rentz with a cracked rib and Jack Eckdahl. with a sprained toe. were injured. Eckdahl is out indefinitely but Rentz may see limited action against the Hurricanes. Out of practice this week, but expected to recover in time for the game, was star fullback Larry Smith, suffering from a sprained arch. Offensive guard Mack Steen was out for the rest of the season following knee surgery Tuesday night. Coach Ray Graves moved Tim Kennel from linebacker to the number two quarterback spot to back up Peacock. JACKSONVILLE. 'AP Alabama's Crimson Tide was invited and immediately accepted Wednesday an invitation tc meet Missouri in the Gatoi Bowl football game, the 10th straight bowl game for a "Bear' Bryant Alabama team. Selection of Alabama for the Dec. 28 nationally-televised game was announced here by .Nelson Harris Jr.. chairman oi the Gator Bowl Selection Committee. Acceptance came from Dr. Frank Rose, president of the I niversity ot Alabama, at Tuscaloosa. We re happy to have this bid

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