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Jackson, Mississippi
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Sunday, November 10, 1968
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6 Oc CIarfonLctig:cr jackson daily news SECTION C Sunday, November 19, 196S A FAMILIAR FACE By Bob Hmvie NFL Features Interdivision Tills pVo. 1 Harness Racing Driver Hasn't Much Time For Sleep I WESTBURY, N.Y. (AP) -'When do you get time for some sleep, Billy?" I Billy Haughton, the No. 1 .driver-trainer in harness racking, flashed an engaging grin in jeply. J "Oh, I'll get t few hours "looOr". he said. JJilly, discussed his sleeping iabits or lack of them after driving Rum Customer, a 3 year-old colt, to the pacing triple crown in the $189,018 Messenger Stakes, at Roosevelt Raceway Saturday night. Winning this richest race in harness racing history was the llatest episode in the saga of the popular Billy who has gained 'wide recognition in" the sulky set. , Already this year Haughton has won a record $1.5 million in purses and nearly $14 million in his 20-year career. ICING, LAVER RATED BEST Tb.ej 44th annual World blankings were announced to-day, with Rod Laver and Billie Mean King being named to the No. 1 spot in their respective divisions. Ten men and ten '.women, representing six different countries, will each receive Seagram World Ranking tennis 'trophies in simultaneous presentation ceremonies all over the "world. The- World Rankings were irst established in 1914 and "iave ; been continuous ever :ince,'with the exception only of "he war years. The Seagram Vorld Ranking Trophy, a rOO-pound, cast bronze, structured sculpture in the form of a sphere, is in the Newport Hall I) f Game. Smaller replicas are - lown all over the world to the iirst Ten men and the First 'en women by Pan American i-Unrays. KING OF TENNIS Mr. John V. Lndsey, right, wife of New York's mayor, presented a replic of the Sea-npmber one in the 1963 rankings in SEPT. 151? BROWNS spajq pjepuejs jo auus sih this year includes Rum Customer, Bye and Large, Tropic Song, Flamboyant, Romulus Hanover, Laverne Hanover, Carlisle, That's Great and Meadow Eva. In the past he drove such standouts as Trader Horn, Hill-sota and Duane Hanover to mention a few. Haughton, who was 45 a week ago, has come a long way from Gloversville, N.Y. The 5-foot-7 Billy now lives with his wife, Dorothy and their five children in Oyster Bay Cove, N.Y., during the summer. In the winter they are at Pom-pano, Fla., where he breaks yearlings. He has a keen eye for spotting good prospects at the various sales. Billy owns a motorboat cruiser in which he speeds around Long Island Sound during, the summer, and his own airplane ASHE SECOND The men's rankings are as follows: 1. Rod Lavtr (Australia), 150 points; 2. Arthur Ashe (U.S.), 129 points; 3. Tom Ok-ker (Netherlands), 117 points; 4. Ken Rose wall (Australia), 110 points; 5. John Newcome (Australia), 78 points; 6. Tony Roche (Australia), 74 points) 7. Clark Graebner (U.S.), 28 points; 10. Dennis Ralston (U.S.), 22 points. Others in the running were Manuel Santana of Spain (6 points), Roy Emerson of Australia (3 points), Butch Buchholz of the U.S. (3 points), Don Lutz (1 .point) and Marty Riessen (1 point). The First Ten women are as follows: 1. Billie Jean King (U.S.), 149 points; 2. Nancy Richey (U.S.), 118 points; 3. Margaret Court (Australia), 116 points; 4. Virginia Wade (England;, 113 points; 5. Ann Jones SAINTS IO. for quick trips around the coun try to various harness racing tracks. TASKS VARY Between races and the few hours of sleep he gets daily, Billy checks up on the administra tion of his stable. He has six as sistant trainers, a secretary, i bookkeeper and a groom for ev ery two horses in his care. His payroll runs $7,500 per week, it is estimated He is close to becoming the first to win 3,000 races since re cords have been kept. Billy is as popular with the bettors as with his owners, such as Lloyd Lloyds, master of Ken-nilworth Farms of Kings Point, N.Y. Just . the same he gets booed when he loses on an odds-on favorite. Billy doesn't mind. "What the heck. That's part of the game." (England), 92 points; . Judy Tegart (Australia, 76 points; 7. Maria Bueno (Brazil), 66 points; 8. Annette du Plooy (South Africa), 36 points; '9. Lesley Bowrey (Australia), 26 points; 10. Rosemary Casals (U.S.), 22 points. Among others who received votes were Julie M. Heldman (U.S.) (3 points), Kathy Harter (U.S. (3 points), Francois Durr (France) (2 points), . and Peaches Bartkowicz (U.S.) (one point). The rankings were determined by a vote of fifteen of the leading tennis writers in the world. They included England's Joseph McCauley (World Tennis Magazine), who assembled the complete data of all wins and losses; Alan Trengove (Australian Sun News Pictorial), Steve Snider (United Press International), Gerald Williams (London Daily Mail), George gram Trophy to Mrs. Billie Jean King, tennis. Also pictured is Bernard Tab-bat, president of the sponsoring Seagram Distillers Commny. By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Writer Baltimore invades Earl Mor-rall country again Sunday, Green Bay seeks a vital victory at Minnesota and both St. Louis and Cleveland risk winning streaks in top National Football League action. Most of the games pair rivals within their own divisions. Only two interdivisional matches are listed Baltimore (7-1) at Detroit (3-4-1) and San Francisco (4-4) at Chicago (4-4). It is a wide open scramble in the rugged Central Division with only a half game separating the four teams. The winner of the Green Bay (3-4-1) at Minnesota (4-4) rematch could take over, depending on the suc cess or failure of the Lions and Bears. The Los Angeles Rams (7-1), tied with Baltimore in the Coastal Division will be at Atlanta (1-7) with a chance to take control if the Colts falter in Detroit. ST. LOUIS St. Louis (5-3), winner of four straight, will be at home to Pittsburgh (2-6), a surprising winner of its last two. Cleveland (5-3) tied with the Cards in the Century Division, will be at home to New Orleans (3-5). Dallas (7-1) can virtually wrap up the Capitol Division by winning us nome game with the My Tht Asuclatod Prus Saturday, Nov. u East yirolnla Military at Boston College Lafayatte at Colgate Dartmouth at Cornell Brown at Harvard Columbia at Pennsylvania Army at Pittsburgh Holy Cross at Rutgers Navy at Syracuse Princeton at Yale South Georgia at Auburn North Carolina at Clemson Wake Forest at Duke Marshall at East Carolina Florida at Kentucky Penn State at Maryland Wichita State at Memphis State Florida State at North Carolina Stale Virginia Tech at South Carolina Mississippi at Tennessee Tulane at Virginia The Citadel at William and Mary Davidson at Woftord Midwest Ohio University at Cincinnati Toledo at Dayton Northwestern at Illinois Minnesota at Indiana Ohio State at Iowa Kansas at Kansas State Xavier, Ohio, at Kent State North Texas State at Louisville Wisconsin at Michigan Purdue at Michigan State Bowling Green at Northern Illinois Georgia Tech at Notre Dame Missouri at Oklahoma Iowa State at Oklahoma Stale Villanova at West Virginia Southwest Southern Methodist vs. Arkansas at Lit- lie kock. Ark. Texas Tech at Baylor Rica at Texas A&M Texai at Texas Christian Wyoming at Texas-El Pase Par West Tulsa at Air Force Arizona State at Brtgham Younf Oregon at California Nebraska at Colorado West Texas State at Colorado State Unl- versny New Mexico State at New Mexlce Stanford at Pacific Washington State at San Jose State Oregon State at Southern California Arizona at Utah UCLA at Washington Saturday Night, Nov. H South Mississippi State at Louisiana State Alabama at Miami Fla. Richmond at Southern Mississippi Southwest Idaho at Houston McGann (Australian Consoli dated Press), Fred Tupper (New York Times), Judith Elian (L'Equipe). Adrian Ouist ( Sydney Morning Herald), Wolfgang Lencer (German Tennis), Will Grimsley (Associated Press), Rex Bellamy (London Times), Bud Collins (Boston Globe), Lance Tingay (London Daily Telegraph and Morning Post), David Gray (Manchester Guardian) and Owen Williams (Tennis South Africa). The rankings were deter mined by the analysis of 23 pages of massive records, which included how each of the First Ten did against each oth er; all their wins and losses to others, how far each got in the major tournaments and the Da vis Cup records as well. The emphasis was placed on the major championships and Davis Cup, but all other events were given consideration in the final placements. TOP PICK Rod Laver was the unanimous choice for first place, with all 15 sportswriters giving him tne COLLEGE GRID MENU AUTOMOTIVE SHOP TALK By JOHN SANFORD Burned Do you know what causes burned points? There are at least six major causes. The coil resistance unit may not be properly connected into the circuit That is, between the ignition switch and the coil positive. There could be a defective condenser. Or the points may not be opening widely enough. The oil vapor may seep into the distributor and get on contact points. This would cause arcing and rapid burning, as indicated by a smudge line on a breaker plate under the points. High voltage condition may cause excessive flow through points, producing a blue scale, i The radio capacitor connected to the distributor terminal could runnerup New York Giants (5-3). Winless Philadelphia (0-8) gets its best chance to avoid complete disaster in a home game with Washington (3-5). Baltimore visited one of Mor-rall's old stomping grounds last 26-0 at Yankee Stadium. Morrall will lead the Colts against more old mates this week in the trip to Detroit, a club whose offense has not scored a touchdown in two weeks. The clubs met in an exhibition game in August, won by the Lions 14-7. SAYERS With Gale Sayers on a hot running spree and Mac Percival booting field goals at a wild pace, the Bears have managed to recover from a stuttering start to tie for first place with the Vikings. Chicago hosts a San Francisco team that was man handled by Cleveland last week, 33-21. PACKERS VIKINGS The Packer-Vikings rematch at the Metropolitan Stadium has set the Twin cities afire with ticket demands. Minnesota won the first game, Sept. 22 at Mil waukee, 26-13 after rolling up a 16-0 halftime lead. The Vikings played ball control and even gambled on fourth down deep in their own territory and made it. Green Bay appears to. be facing a series of must games, especially after bowing to the Bears last week 13-10 on a free kick field goal. Defense did the lob for Los Angeles last week after . the Rams recovered from a kickoff runback by Detroit's Lem Barney. Now they face the Falcons for the second time in four weeks. Atlanta led 14-0 in the second quarter of their first meeting, Oct. 20, and 17-14 going into tne lourtn before the Rams pulled it out, 27-14. St. Louis has won four straight in its drive toward the title in the Century Division. Pittsburgh followed up its triumph over the Eagles by bombing the Falcons 41-21 with Roy Jefferson catching 11 pass es, iney played an exhibition in August won by the Cards 24-7. BROWNS WINNING The browns are on a three-game win streak, heading into a rematch with a New Orleans Sept. 15 but finally beat 24-10. It was 10-10 at the end of the third Telephone Operator Activated By Raiders .. OAKLAND (AP) - The Oak land Raiders said Friday they will activate veteran quarterback Cotton Davidson to play in Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos if Daryle La-monica is unable to play. Lamonica, the American Football League's player of the year in 1968, suffered a knee injury last week. He has been working out this week, but it is not yet known if he can play Sunday. George Blanda, long-time quarterback, will start if Lamonica is unable to play, but Raider Coach John Rauch said he will activate Davidson, who has been manning press-box phones this season, for the game. nod. Arthur Ashe received 10 votes for second place, four votes for third place, and one vote for fourth place. Billie Jean . King was given the No. 1 vote by 14 of the 15' writers. Among the First Ten men, seven are professionals. Ashe and Graebner are amateurs and Okker is a Registered Player, which is a status somewhere between amateur and Contract Pro. Among the women, three are professionals (King, Jones and Casals), three are Regis tered Players (Bueno, Tegart and Court) and one, Virgin Wade, is a Player (a special category in England ) . There are four Australians men's First Ten and three Aus tralians and three Americans in the women's First Ten. Other countries represented are En gland (2) South Africa (2) and Brazil and the Netherlands (l i eacnj. LA Points" cause excessive pitting. Burned or pitted points can be replaced at once by our mechanics! Watch Next Week For "The White Squardren" Come in to SANFORD VOLKSWAGEN, LC. and see our full new line of Volkswagens. 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With the 27-year-old Oklaho-man at quarterback, the Oilers are in New York Sunday to try and keep the Jets from taking the crown away from them. New York, which never has won the title, has a 2-game lead over Houston. If the Oilers lost Sunday, they would have four more losses than the Jets and only four games to play. REAL CLOSE In the West, meanwhile, the top three teams are bunched within a half game, and the schedule has first-place Kansas City at Cincinnati, Oakland at Denver and San Diego at Boston. Miami is at Buffalo in the other eame. Trull was the nation's No. 1 college passer at Baylor in 1962 and 1963, then sat on the Oiler bench behind George Blanda for three years. He finally was Three-Way Battle Going For Racing Championship LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP)-A three-way battle for the championship of the world's richest road racing series will be decided next Sunday in the $80,000 Stardust Grand Prix, final event of the six -race Canadian-American Challenge Cup. Heading the field is current Can-Am points leader Denis Hulme. He is pressed by defending champion Bruce McLaren and Mark Donohue, who are tied for the second place in the overall standings. PRIZE MONEY The leader at the end of the series takes home $40,000 from the championship fund in addition to the prize money he has won in the races. Points are awarded on the basis of 9 for first, 6 for second, 4 for third, 3 for fourth, 2 for , fifth and 1 for a sixth-place finish. Hulme, of New Zealand, the current world driving champion, could add the Can-Am title to his long list of accomplishments in international racing. With 26 points so far, he leads McLaren IJ you looked at a ftiofeeB-toeman Suit with x-ray eyes... R yen conld peek under the "skin" of a Hkkey-Freemaa suit, you'd see why these fine clothes offer yon so much more comfort, smartness and terrke. 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Finally, as the result of Pete Beathard's emergency appendectomy and Bob Davis' ineffectiveness, the 6-foot-l, 196-pound Trull got a third, and most likely, final chance. GETS WIN Three weeks ago, against the Jets, he passed for two touchdowns in the final quarter, forcing New York to come from behind for its victory. Going into the second Jet game, he now has thrown six scoring tosses in nine quarters and has completed 56 per cent of his passes more than a slight improvement over his 1967 record of 33.7 per cent. Trull's six touchdown passes, incidentally, are six more than the Jets' Joe Namath has thrown in his past five games. The Jets aren't concerned, however, since they've won four of those contests. If any team is likely to continue Namath's streak, it should be and Pennsylvanian Mark Dono hue by three points. All three drive Chevrolet-powered McLarens. TRAILING TEXAN In fourth place is Texan Jim Hall, who with 12 points cannot catch up in the points race even with a victory at Stardust. Hulme has scored two wins in the series. McLaren, Donohue and John Cannon have one each. Other prominent drivers who are competing in the series but have had problems with their Group 7 sports cars are Mario Andretti, Dan Gurney and John Surtees of England, the winner of the first Can-Am championship three years ago and the last two Las Vegas events. Andretti and Surtees have failed to finish a race and Gurney has one sixth-place finish. Qualifying for the 32 starting positions will be held Friday 70 laps or 210 miles over the and Saturday. The race is for Stardust International Raceway road course. Stevens gles met Oct. i, Sonny Jurgen sen ran for a touchdown in a 17-14 Washigton ,tfctory. Philadelphia, faces a winless season unless it breaks! jut against tha Skins in a battle of the walking wounded. v ' More fork the Oilers, who have the best record agaiitgg. passing this year. Their defense has allowed only 116.2 yaffil! a game. Tn Jets have the best defense against rushing; permitting a mere 71.8 yardsa game. The Kansa City-Cincinnati game featurefcsthe AFL's top two rookie running backs. Cincinnati's Paul Robinson has gained 315 yards in his last two games and ist second in the r. T 1 L YT-1 -I V league. noDert nounes oi Kansas City ranks fourth but has a better average than Robinson, 5.3 to 4.5. DAWSON OUT The Chiefs are expected to maintain their slight lead in the West even thoagh quarterback Len Dawson, suffering from a bruised thigh, may not play. II he doesn't, Jacky Lee will start. Oakland, tied with San Diego for second place, faces a sud denly tough Denver team that has won four of its last five games. With quarterback Steve Tensl, halfback Floyd Little and re ceiver Al Denson healthy again, the Broncos ,are a powerful team, but the Raiders have vi sions of another AtXi champion ship. Like Kansas" City, Oakland has quarterback problems with Daryle Lamonica recovering from a knee injury. George Blanda is set to start if Lamoni ca can t. There's no quarterback problem for San Diego, though. The Chargers have the league's No. 1 man, John Hadl, and the sometimes tough5 Boston defense will have a bus time trying to stop the explosive attack. San Diego ha?, averaged 423.8 yards a game and leads the league with 19tfouchdown passes. The Patriots, on the other hand, have allowed the fewest touchdown tosses) seven in eight games. Buffalo and.Miaml will be meeting for the second time this year, having played to a 14-14 tie in the first one. 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