The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1967 · Page 11
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MASTER OF All Master Of All He Surveys By MURRAY OLDERMAN NEW YORK — (NEA) — It would be difficult to convince the Baltimore Colts there's still truth in the old cliche, "One game doesn't make a season." But when the legend of 1967 is finally inscribed, there will be a true assessment of their achievement in losing just one game in 14—and of the incomparable performance of a 34-year-old quarterback. He has the scars of many physical contacts and a bur- jitic shoulder that crimps his chief talent, throwing a football. He is also the greatest of all modern quarterbacks and has been announced today by Newspaper Enterprise Association as the winner of the 1967 Jim Thorpe Memorial Trophy. The award signifies his rank as the outstanding player in the National Football League. To appreciate how long John Unitas has been the dominant force in pro football, note that he won the first Jim Thorpe trophy in 1957, when he was a sophomore in the NFL. The jury for this award is composed of the 640 active players on the 16 teams, polled by NEA, and they awarded him this year's trophy with definite tributes. "I don't feel anyone is in a class with John this year," commented Bart Starr, the quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. "He has been superb all year and the Colt's record indicates what he means to them." Bart had been the equally impressive recipient of the Jim Thorpe trophj* last year. "No one close to Unitas," said Tommy Mason of their chief rivals and conquerors, the Los Angeles Rams. The NFL players voted for three choices in numerical order, excluding teammates in their balloting. "I am leaving the first place vote blank," noted Lou Michaels, his Colt teammate, "because I believe John Unitas should win it." The appreciation of Unitas by his compatriots, the men he plays with and against, has never been stronger. Unitas' only serious competitors were his aides in the NEA all-pro backfield this year, also selected by the players: Leroy Kelley of Cleveland. Gale Sayers of Chicago. Johnny will be with them in Los Angeles for the official presentation of his trophy at the all-pro party in CBS Television City, Hollywood, on Jan. 18. It will be filmed and shown nationally by CBS during halftime of the Pro Bowl game in Los Angeles on Jan. 21. In winning this award, established in 1955 and now the most prestigious honor in professional football, Unitas added to the remarkable list of accomplishments for a man who once played sandlot football for the Bloomfield (Pa.) Rams at ?7 a game. . . He yielded the passing championship for 1967 to Sonny Jurgensen of the Washington Redskins, who was fourth in the voting, but he led allNational League passers in percentage of completions, at 58.5. Only Jurgensen surpassed his total of 436 attempts and 255 completions for 3,428 yards. These figures now make Unitas the most prolific passer in pro-football history-and also the most effective, surpassing Y. A. Tittle's old records this season. In addition, every touchdown pass completed adds to the record he already holds in that career category. This proficiency has also made Unitas the first $100,000 salaried player in pro football. A new three-year contract went into effect this season. As the Jim Thorpe Trophy will attest, Johnny Unitas wasted no time in fulfilling the terms of his obligation to produce for the Baltimore Colts. The final vote tabulations: John Unitas, Baltimore, 482. Leray Kelly, CleVleand, 284. Gale Sayers, Chicago, 164. Senny Jurgenson, Washington, 140. Bart Starr, Green Bay, 76. Fran Tarkenton, New York, 45. Upsets Continue In Cage Action MyUwvfflc (Ark,) Courier Newi - Friday, December 29, 1967 - Pagt ElevH By RON RAPOPORT Associated Press Sports Writer Boston College, the nation's din-ranked team, meet overtime earlier in the season. |sic at Portland, Ore. Louisville, led by Ail-American Westlcy Unself, on the final day of the New York Holiday Festi•al Basketball Tournament. That was expected. . . At stake will be third place in :he annual' ECAC event. That was not expected. As a matter of fact, the unexpected popped up at various spots around the tournament circuit Thursday night as such powerhouses as Indiana, No. 3 in the country, and Tennessee, No. 4, were also defused a bit. New York City basketball, tnown more for developing and osing the Lew Alcindors than for keeping them, enjoyed one of its finest moments at Madison Square Garden where St. John's beat Boston College for the second time this season, 6057 and Columbia stopped Louisville 74-67. The St. John's victory wasn't decided until the iinal minute when Rudy Bogad and Joe D& "I guess they're the better team," EC Coach Bob Cousy said. "Almost doesn't count." Columbia's victory was particularly satisfying, as the Lions made up a seven-point halftime deficit. Sophomore Jim Mcil- ian scored 24 points, though jouisville's Unseld topped all the scorers with 25. Indiana's six-game winning streak came to a fude end in the All Sports Association tournament in Dallas, Tex., where Western Kentucky, 6-2, took the lead early and never lost it, winning 110-91. Wayne Chapman scored 34 points for the winners and Rich Hendrick added 26. Tennessee carried Iowa into overtime at the Los Angeles Classic, before losing its first in five games 64-59: Baskets in overtime by Dick Jensen, Sam Williams and Ron Norrnan won for the Hawkeyes. Williams led the scorers with 25 poults. But the road was not so rough for some of the other Top Ten teams Friday. Fifth-ranked And in a real road game, second-ranked Houston remained unbeaten by downing Bradley 69-52 in the first round of the Rainbow Classic in Hawaii. In other tournament action Friday, SI. Francis downed .Duquesne 86-83 to move in the Quaker City final in Philadel- jhia beat against Temple, which Wisconsin 82-80. SI. Jo- Pre put in six free throws, but it j North Carolina beat Stanford 87- was still less nerve-wracking I ?3 and Utah, No. 7, edged Ore- than the Indians' 91-90 victory in Igon, 64-63 in the Far West Clas- seph's, Pa., won the Gator Bowl tourney at Jacksonville, Fla., from Washington 79-74. The University of Connecticut beat William and Mary 51-49 in the Connecticut Basketball Classic at Storrs, Conn., and TCU beat Massachusetts 66-65. Alabama won the Mobile, Ala., Classic, downing Tulane 90-83. Brigham Young beat Xavier of Ohio 87-75 and Virginia Tech downed Idaho State 103-76 in the All College tournament at Oklahoma City, Okla. Miami won the Hurricane Classic at Miami Beach, Fla., beating NYU 10291. At the Triangle Classic in Raleigh, N.C., North Carolina State beat Army 75-60 and Georgia nipped Yale 79-75. College Scores State Sports College AIC Holiday Tourney At Magnolia State College 90, Henderson 87 Arkansas Tech 82, Oklahoma Baptist 75 : .. ' . NE Louisiana State 92, Ouachita Baptist 72 Harding 93, Southern State 85 ASU Holiday Tourney At Joneiboro Western Michigan 84, ASU 43, third place New Mexico State University 92, Th« Citadel 66, first place High School LR HOMC» Mann, 64, North Little Rock 61 Lr Central 65, Greenbrier 54 Sylvan Hills 89, DeQiieen 57 Mena 43, Oak Grove 42 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ECAC Holiday Festival Semifinals Columbia 74, Louisville 67 St. John's, N.Y., 60, Boston College 57 Consolation LaSalle 100, West Virginia 83 Syracuse 83, Penn State 73 Quaker City Tournament Semifinals Temple 82, Wsconsn 80 St. Francs, Pa., 86, Duquesne 83 Consolation Penn 61, Providence 48 Villanova 75, Arizona 59 Rainbow Classic First Round Houston 69, Bradley 52 North Texas 68, Submarine Forces Pacific 60 Los Angeles Classic First Round Wyoming 79, So. Calif. 78 Iowa 64, Tennessee 59, ot Far West Classic First Round Utah 64, Oregon 63 No. Carolina 87, Stanford 78 Hurricane Classic Championship Miami, Fla., 102, NY-U 91 Consolation Santa Clara 77, Dartmouth 69 Mobile Classic Championship Alabama 90, Tulane 83 Consolation Baylor 73, Spring Hill 72 Gator Bowl Tournament Championship St. Joseph's, Pa., 79, Washington 74 Consolation Miss. St. 66, Florida 65 Triangle Classic First Round Georgia 79, Yale 75 No. Caro. St. 75, Army 60 Lobo Invitational Championship NEW Mex.,75, Tlhode Is. 62 Consolation San Jose St. 88, Gonzaga 6 All-College Tournament First Round Va. Tech 103, Idaho State 76 Brigham Young 87, Xavier, Ohio, 75 Big Eight Tournament First Round Okla. St. 79, Kansas 67 Nebraska 75, Oklahoma G5 All Sports Association .First Round West. Ky. 110, Indiana 91 Californa 88, SMU 84 Las Vegas Classic Championship Ncv. South. 93, U. of Pacific 91, overtime. Consolation Los Ang. Loyola 86, Arizona State 68 Central Connecticut Semifinal LIU 73, Brdgeport 54 Connectcul Classic First Round TCU 63, Massachusetts 56 Connecticut 51, Wm.&Mary 49 Golden Spike Championship Weber St. 88, SW La. 81 Consolation Indiana St. 88, Pepperdine 81 Others Games Texas-El Paso 76, Chicago Loyola 70 Notre Dame 64, Villa Madonna 59 Illinois 65, Ga. Tech 54 Toledo 98, Morris Harvey 76 Farr Coveted Trophy Travels Tarr' tBOWLINQ SHAMROCK LANES SPORTSMAN LEAGUE STANDINGS Castaways 44 20 Phillips Ford 38 26 Phillips Oilers 37 27 Bus. Machines .... 35 29 Team 5 32 32 Barney's Drug 29% 34% Team 1 23% 40'/4 Ark-Mo Power 17 47 HIGH GAMES Curtis Vought 235 Bob Jackson 228 Phillips Oilers 1-043 Phillips Ford 1,015 HIGH SERIES Curtis Voughl 624 Amos Decker 580 Phillips Oilers 2,970 Castaways 2,852 NEW YORK (AP)—Quarter- jack Johnny Unitas of the Baltimore Colts Thursday was named winner of the November Award in the S. Rae Hickok Pro Athlete of the Year poll. CINCINNATI (AP) — Tom Bass, former assistant coach with the San Diego Chargers, Thursday was named an assistant coach of the new Cincinnati Bengals of the American Football League. r AIC Tourney Has Surprise MAGNOLIA, Ark. (AP) , State College of Arkansas, win. less in Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference competition, upset conference favorite Henderson 90-87 here Thursday in the first round of the AIC Holiday Basketball Tournament. Northeast Louisiana Stale, the defending champion, de- eated Ouachila Baptist 92-72; Harding beat Southern State 935, -and Arkansas Tech put down Oklahoma Baptist 82-75 in he other first round games. NE Louisiana plays Harding pnight at 9 p.m. and Tech and SCA get together at 7 p.m. Oklahoma Baptist lakes on rlenderson at 1:30 and Ouachita plays Southern Stale al 3:30 in ;he consolation bracket. SCA scored four points in the 'inal 12 seconds as Danny Wood ippcd in an errant shot and Mike Bridge sacked two free ,hrows. Henderson led 55-44 at the tialf and retained the lead until .he final minute. Wood led the Bears with 25 points and Ray Malcom added 5. Albert Brown and Larry 3ucksworlh scored 20 points each. Five of NE Louisiana's players were in double figures, led by Glynn Sautters with 26. Ricky Reel had 14, Bill Snellings and Ronnie Suggs 12 each and Larry Sautters 10. NE Louisiana went ahead 2019 about midway through the first half and never trailed. The defending champs led 49-33 at the half. Southern State led in the early going of its game with Harding but the Bisons climbed on top 54-44 at the half. Southern State closed to within five points several times but could never get closer. George Frazier led Harding with 19 points. Rick Truner added 18 and Marvin Levels 17. Donny Denton paced SSC wit 22 and Milton Hancock added 14. John Gross, Tech's rj-foot-8 sophomore center, pitched in 17 of his 19 points in the first half as Tech built up a 40-23 lead. Paul Brown added 18 points to the Wonder Boys' attack. Larry Simmons scored 18 for Oklahoma Baptist while Dan Pulliam added 14. By IRA BERKOW NEA Sports Writer NEW YORK - (NEA) - On a Sunday evening in November Miller Farr called long-distance to his brother Mel. They were following their postgame ritual. "How'd you do today?" asked Miller, a veteran corner- back for Houston. Ran for 197 yards," replied Mel, the Detroit Lion's rookie halfback, about his afternoon against the Vikings. I knew you were good," said Miller, "but not that good." That sums up the concensus on Mel Farr, former All-American from UCLA. No one it seemed, except Mel, thought he would be so senlational in his first year in the National Football League. For his remarkable performance, including emergence as the leading rusher and pass receiver on the Lions, Mel is the NFL's Rookie of the Year and winner of the Bert Bell Trophy. He was chosen in a poll of the NFL coaches conducted by Newspaper Enterprise Associa-' lion. When Mel reported to Irain- ing camp after playing in the College All-Star game in Chicago, a. reporter asked what goals he had set for the season. "1 want to rush lor a thousand yards, I want to be Rookie of the Year and I want to make All-Pro," said Mel. Obviously, Mel doesn't dabble in false mod- esly. His forte is honesty — and a swift, slashing running style. In his first league game, he suffered a broken nose. In the nexl game, he broke Ihe nose again. In the following game, he broke a toe. Since then he has also injured his thigh and ankle. Mel kept bouncing back, if somewhat bleary-eyed and hobbled. He might have reached his 1,000-yard goal if he had stayed healthy. "I knew my ambitions were big," said Mel, "My brother told me that not even Gale Sayers or Jim Brown gained a thousand yards in their first year. "But I got close. That's something too, isn't it?" The question is rhetorical. BERT BELL TROPHY VOTE for Rookie of Year by NFL Coaches (on 3-2-1 basis) 1. Mel Farr, Detroit .... 27 2. Lem Barney, Detroit 13 3. Rick Volk, Baltimore 11 4. Dave Williams, St. Louis 9 5. Alan Paige, Minnesota 3 6. Dan Abramowiez, Mission Impossible HOUSTON (AP) — The Housto Oilers take a brief workout 1 today and then fly to Oakland, for their fourth American Football League championship game 1 in eight years. Four months ago practically everyone with the club would have thought such a mission impossible. ]'. The Oilers were 3-11 cellar' dwellers a year ago and many.: fans thought Coach Wally Lemnr was a bit optimistic when he indicated a 7-7 break even would be a pretty good season. Don Klostcrman, the general manager, had nothing more than hopes for improvement that would amount to a major step in a four-year building program. Klosterman was called in early last year to start the reconstruction program after 6-8, 4-10, and 4-10 seasons had followed third Eastern Division title. i ' TOKYO - Kuniaki Shibata, 1127, Japan, knocked out Chong New Orleans 3 ' Koo Suk, 133, South Korea, 2. HARLEN ICENOGLE NOTICE I would like to inform all my friends and customers of my move to OK Barber Shop at 111 W. Main. Sea mr for expert barber service. Make sure your hair cut is an OK hair cut. OK BARBER SHOP 111 W. Main NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE FEATURING "Bill Haney & Combo" Sat, Dec. 30 - 9 P.M. til 1 A.M. Z.5U Per Couple AMERICAN LEGION ARENA SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN LEGION liniiiiiiuiiiiiiiunmiiiiiiiiiiiiBiwiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinniiii:! Hockey -National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thursday's Results Montreal 6. Minnesota 2 Detroit 5, Philadelphia 3 Today's Game Pittsburgh at St. Louis Saturday's Games Oakland at Montreal St. Louis at Toronto Boston at Minnesota Chicago at New York Detroit at Pittsburgh Philadelphia at Los Angeles DOWNTOWN CLUB Dine and Dance to the Music of "The Swollen Starlight" SAT. NITE, DEC; 30TH 8 P.M. 'Til Closing — $3.00 Per Couple Oscaola, Ark.—Next te 1st National Bank it tastes Inexpensive Maker's I ...and is. Midi from in original old styls sour ma$h recipe by Bill Spmuels, fourth generation Kentucky Dlslia«r. Available In Inlernifionsl 80 Proof, 30 Proof sat Limited Edition 101 Proof. NOTICE OF SPECIAL ELECTION Notice is hereby given that an election will be hold in the City of Blythevillc, Arkansas on the 30th day of January, 1968, at which there will be submitted to the electors of the City the question of issuing City of Bly- Iheville, Arkansas (called "City") Industrial Development Revenue Bonds (called "bonds") under Act. No. 9 of the First Extraordinary Session of the Sixty- Second General Assembly of the State of Arkansas, approved January 21, I960, as amended ; 'Act No. 9") in the ,___ icipal amount of not to exceed 5300,000 for the purpose of __.nisning permanent financing of the cost of securing and developing industry. The bonds will be dated, will bear interest at such rate or rates, the interest will be payable on such dates, the bonds will mature on such date or dates, the bonds will be subject to redemption prior to maturity in such manner and upon such terms, and the bonds will be issued at one time or in series frorn time to time, all as the City Council shall subsequently and specify in the determine Ordinance is an expansion (involving Improvements and facilities) of the industrial operations of Blytheville Canning Company, Inc., an Arkansas corporation (called 'BIytheville Canning") in the City (called the "Project"). The Project will be owned by the City and leased to BIytheville Canning for lease rentals sufficient to provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds. The bonds will not be general obligations of the City, but will be special obligations payable solely from Project revenues, including particularly lease rentals from the Lease Agreement with BIythe- ville Canning, which will be specifically pledged to the payment of the principal of and interest, on the bonds, and the bonds will be secured by a lien on and security interest in the Project as authorized by Act. No. 9. Only qualified electors of the City of BIytheville, Arkansas shall have the right to vote, and the electors may vote either for or against the issuance of the bonds. The election will be held between the hours of 8:00 o'clock a.m. and 7:30 o'clock p.m. at the following polling places In the City of BIytheville, Arkansas, to-wit: authorizing their Issuance. The proposed industrial undertaking Ward 1-A—Robinson Implement Company Ward 1-B—Wade Furniture Co. Warehouse Ward 1-C—Hensley's Super Mkt. Ward 2-A—Jaycee Building Ward 2-B-Y.M.C.A. Ward 2-C—Beckham Moving & Storage Co., Ward 3-A—Carlock Pontiac Ward 3-B-Blytheville Water Company Ward 3-C—Anderson Real Estate Office Ward 4-T—Pickard's Grocery Ward 4-B—Missco Implement Company Ward 4-C—Mississippi County Health Unit Ward S-A—Mississippi County Lumber Co., Ward 5-B—Taylor Fish House Ward 5C-Doy!e's Service Station Absentee Box: Mississippi County Courthouse This 27th day of December, 1967. CITY OK BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS By TOM A. LITTLG, Jr., Mayor 12/29, 1/5, 12,19 500 E. Main St. 515 E. Main SI. 609 S. Ruddle Rd North Second St. South Second St. 900 N. Second St. Walnut & Fifth 415 W, Main North Sixth St. Ch'kasawba Ave. South Division North Tenth St. 1801 W. Main 422 S. 21st 2113 W. Rose St.

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