The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama on January 27, 1977 · 47
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The Montgomery Advertiser from Montgomery, Alabama · 47

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THURSDAY. JANUARY 27', 1977 Zip Utantgmttu-g A&wrtir PAGE 47 135 Points in Game? sec statistics Danny Heater Did It SCORING DEFENSE Pts Aver SUITLAND, Md. (AP) -Wilt Chamberlain never scored 135 points in one basketball game. Jerry West never did. Julius Erv-ing didn't, either. In fact, nobody ever scored 135 points in one game-except Danny Heater. Danny was a skinny, crewcut West Virginia schoolboy in 1960 when he set what the Basketball Hall of Fame says is the all-time single-game scoring record on any level of organized play. Now he's 35, his crewcut and skinny physique long gone. He stopped playing years ago without achieving either the fleeting fame of college recordholder Rio Grande's lengendary Bevo Francis, or the fortune of pro scoring champ Chamberlain. Instead, he lives in this quiet Washington suburb with his wife and three children and works as a ticket clerk for an airline. He has been out of work for two months with a bad back. On the 17th anniversary of the record-breaking night, both he and the coach who planned the scoring barrage remember it well. The date: Jan. 26, 1960. r j ' ",",'" '"CvV.V s - '-.Hv-'-.'-.'' ''' v 'v V.VV phol 1. Tennessee 2. Alabama 3. LSU 1. Florida 5. Miss. State 6. Auburn T.Kentucky 8.01e Miss 9. Georgia lO.Vanderbilt AP iff pi Danny Heater Toys With Ball Used in 135-point Effort The scene: the Burnsville (W.Va.) High School gym-a structure so small it had no room for seats in a town so small it's not on the map. ' To go with the lack of stands, the creaky building JACK LOVETT JR. HUNTING & FISHING The All-Jobs Shotgun i Many hunters take a great pride in owning a rack of shotguns. This writer can certainly understand this. 1 Some have lightweight shotguns for quail hunting, heavy duck and goose guns, turkey guns, etc. . But coming right down to it, I doubt if they will do any better, or as well for that matter, as the one gun man, who, becoming throughly accustomed to it, is deadly with it. That is, of course, if the one gun is suitable for various jobs as the all-around shotgun must be. The various gauge guns and weights have been dealt with in detail in recent columns. The 12-gauge is the most efficient gun for all-around use in average hands. The double-barrel gun, be it side-by-side or over-and-under" to be an all-around shotgun would have to have two sets of barrels. One set would have to be bored imp. cyl. and modified. The other set bored modified and full. An excellent barrel length in a double is 28 inches due to the shorter overall gun length than pumps or autoloaders. Under most conditions, the open set of barrels would be far more suitable for the average or even better than average shot. But for the hunter who hunts a wide variety of game, there are times when a tight-shooting, full-choke shotgun is required. Turkey hunting would call for such a gun. Long-range pass shooting on ducks and geese would also. And full choke is the best for squirrel hunting. For other than such shooting, the average man will be far better off with the more open chokes and the confinement of his shooting to reasonable range. In plain language, this means within 40 yards or so. A pump or autoloader could be equipped with three interchangable barrels, one of imp. cyl., a second of modified choke, and a third bored full choke. This would be an all-around shotgun. But it would also be a costly solution and somewhat bothersome changing barrels back and forth, t THE ANSWER The. truly all-around shotgun of reasonable cost and convenience would be a pump or autoloader of 12 gauge in standard weight equipped with a good variable choke control device. And these devices are good if properly fitted in the right diameter for the individual barrel. The barrel length should be 26 or 27 inches overall for the nozzle .type choke device and the same for the tube type when measured with the open or spreader tube in place. Such a shotgun in 16 or 20 gauge, so equipped, would be the logical choice for a small or slightly built person who could not comfortably handle the 12-gauge. Or for the person who prefers a smaller gun. The choke control devices in recoil reducing models offer excellent recoil reduction. The recoil factor is a very important consideration for those who are sensitive to gun kick, particularly when maximum loads are used. Such a shotgun as described would be as nearly a perfect all-around shotgun as possible to obtain. It would give anything from a wide open pattern to a tight full-choke pattern and anything in between. Changing back and forth between guns of varying weights barrel lengths is confusing to most gunners. This is one reason why some hunters never become proficient in their shooting. The man who can pick up various shotguns and shoot them well Is a rare individual. Former Gator Great Dies at Age 69 NEWPORT BEACH, abutment. Doctors said Van had a parlor-size court of 37-by-77 feet compared to the standard 50-by-94 size. Heater's Burnsville team was in the middle of a 22-game winning streak as it met nearby Widen High that night. Together, the towns of Burnsville and Widen had about 2,000 residents in 1960. Neither regional school had more than 500 students. Coach Jack Stalnaker, now an assistant principal at Marshall Junior High in Marshall, Va had hoped to attract college scouts for the 6-foot-l Heater by having him break the state record of 74 points. "Burnsville is so small that the team never got the publicity," Stalnaker said in telephone interview. "Danny deserved to play at a major college. But without a scholarship, there was no way he could afford school." With 10 minutes left in the 32 minute game, Heater had broken the West Virginia record and wanted to come out. But his teammates pushed him to go for the national record of 120 points set by an Ohio schoolboy in 1953. "I wasn't really that great a scorer and didn't even want to go for the record," Heater said. "But the guys kept urging me on and everything seemed to go in." In the final 10 minutes, Heater scored 55 more points on a variety of shots, including three left-handed hooks from beyond the foul line. He even scored four points in four seconds on two consecutive inbounds passes. "The same kid threw the ball in both times I intercepted the pass," Heater recalled. "After the second time, he stopped and handed the ball to a teammate, saying 'Here, you try it. I don't seem to be having any luck."' At the end, Heater's statistics read like a typographical error: 53-29-135. He had missed only 17 of 70 shots from the field and 12 of 41 from the foul line. The final score was Burnsville 173, Widen 43. "It was like a dream," he said. "A lot of people have joked that the other team must not have shown up or had to be midgets. But they really weren't that bad." When the game story reached Charleston, about 75 miles away, wire services picked it up. Heater got fan mail from across the country. His picture was in a weekly national sports magazine. The school newspaper devoted an entire issue to him. The Basketball Hall of Fame had him sign a commemorative postage stamp first day cover, along with Chamberlain. But the only scout who came to see him was from West Virginia University. And he decided Heater was too slow to play for a team that lost the national championship by only one point in 1959. "Of course I was too slow," Heater says sadly. "The scout came two games after the record and in between I had sprained my ankle. I could hardly walk. But I still scored 25 points." Nobody else came calling. A benefactor paid for him to go to Richmond University, but he dropped out before the first semester ended after his parents' house burned down. Calif. (AP) - Dale Van Sickel, a stuntman, actor and the University of Florida's first All-American football player, died Tuesday after a long illness. He Was 69. Van Sickel had been seriously ill since July 1975 when he was injured while filming an attempted stunt. The car he was driving, supposed to go off the end of a wharf, skidded into an Sickel suffered brain damage. A lawsuit is pending. Van Sickel received Ail-American honors in 1928 and, in 1975, became the first Florida player named to the National Football Foundation College Football Hall of Fame. He is survived by his widow, Iris; and a daughter, Mrs. Victor Buelman of San Jose, Calif. 16 13T 16 1351 16 1331 15 1212 16 1316 lU 1150 15 1206 16 1153 16 1113 15 1032 86.2 83.3 82.8 82.3 82.1 80.1 72.1 71.1 68.8 School 1. Kentucky 2. Vanderbilt 3. Auburn , It. Miss. State '5. Alabama 6. Florida 7.01e Kiss 8. Georgia 9. Tennessee 10.LSU Pts Aver 15 981 15 1003 11 999 16 13 lh 16 1176 15 110U 16 1201 16 1221 16 1250 15 1276 Ripley Eyes 18-Foot Vault NEW YORK (AP) Dan Ripley doesn't want to read that "believe it or not Ripley won the pole vault at Friday night's Millrose Games in Madison Square Garden." "I was exhausted with that comment five years ago," the indoor world record holder in the pole vault said in an interview Tuesday. "Believe it or not." Ripley expects the first 18f oot vault of the indoor season to be recorded Friday night. He has won twice this year at 17-6 and his world record is 18-3V4, three-quarters of an inch off his outdoor best, Where the mark is 18-8V4 by Dave Roberts. But the Californian, who started vaulting at the age of 9 in his backyard, prefers indoor competition. "The atmosphere I like indoors," he said. "It's more exciting. Things are closer together. "It (vaulting) is easier because it's consistent. You're never going to get bad conditions but you're never going to get great conditions," Ripley said that while a vaulter won't be affected by rain and head winds indoors, neither will he get a tail wind that helps generate the speed so important to great vaults. The big disappointment in the 23-year-old Ripley's career was his failure to make the 1976 Olympic team. "It was a combination of things," he recalled. "I had been hurt and didn't vault for four weeks. I missed on all three vaults. Everything has to be pretty finely timed in pole vaulting." But there's always next time. "I would hope to go to the 1980 Olympics," ne saia. -u s not a long time." Meanwhile, he will continue to compete and teach part time at Cyprus Junior College in a Los Angeles suburb "where I teach nuclear physics." The subject actually is physical education . And he will continue to go through the publicity role automatically assumed by any world class athlete-granting interviews and posing for pictures. Tuesday he posed in front of a hotel across from the Garden. The prop in place of a vaulting pole was a six-foot loaf of bread. Believe it or not. HELD GO At. SHOOTIW - Top Ten . FPKE THPOVT S!'0CTT" - Top Ten Flayer & School 1. Reggie Johnson, Tern). 2.lavon Hereer, Oa. 3. Bob Smyth, fla. l.Al Bonner, til. 5. Milie Phillips, Ky. 6. Durand Macklin, LSU T.Bernard King, Tenn. 8.Hyles Patrick, Aub. o.Jaiaes Lee, Ky. lO.Rick Robey, Ky. O FGM FGA Pet. Player t School 16 16 15 15 13 79 85 95 83 59 16 123 Ik lkk lit T2 15 55 15 V 117 133 157 111? 103 219 257 75 99 135 67.55 63.9 60.5 58.5 57.3 56.2 56.03 56.00 55.6 5fc.8 SCCHf.'C - Top Twenty 1. Mike Jackson, Ter.n. 2. Bob Miller, LSU 3. Stan Pietkiewid, Aub. I. Jack Civens, Ky. 5. Eddie Johnson, Aub. .Myles Patrick, Aub. 7. A1 Bonner, Fla. 8. Charles Davis, Vandy 9. Robert Scott, Ala. 10. Ernie Orunfeld, Tenn. PEBOl'TOIN 16 15 13 15 lit H 15 15 16 16 FCA Pet. .35 63 38 87 66T8 37 83.8 12 83.3 77 83.1 lil 82.9 1.6 82.6 18 81.3' 53 81.1 105 81.0 Top A en Player t School O FGs FTs Pts Aver 1. Bernard King, Tenn. ll lkk 60 318 2.9 2. Ernie Grunfeld, Tenn. 16 152 85 3e9 2H.3 3. Heginald King, Ala. 16 119 66 305 19.0 3.Kenny Higgs, LSU 16 103 98 30U 19.0 5. Rickey Brown, M.St. 16 128 to" 302 18.9 6. Jack Givens, Ky. 15 122 3 5 279 18.6 T.Hike Jackson, Tenn. 16 113 55 281 17.6 8. Durar.d Kacklin, LSU 16 123 32 278 17. ! 9. Mifce Mitchell, Aub. lh 107 2k 238 17.0 10. John Billips, Miss. 16 117 37 271 16.9 U.Ray White, M.St. 16 112 15 269 16.8 12. Charle Davis, Vandy 15 105 39 21'9 16.6 13. Eddie Johnson, Aub. Ik 79 6U 222 15.9 11. Gary Hooker, M.St. 16 9' 60 218 15.5 15. Bob Suyth, Fla. 15 95 37 227 15.1 16. Kickey Brown, Ala. 16 93 kl 237 l.S 17. Curtis Jackson, Ga. 16 102 2 9 233 lk. 6 lB.John Stroud, Kiss. 15 81 50 212 lt.l 19. A1 Bonner, Fla. 15 83 33 20U 13.6 20. Jordy Hultberg, LSU 16 oU 26 211 13-k 21. Lavon Mercer, Ga. 16 65 kz 212 13.3 Player i School l.Bernard King, Tenn. 2.1hirand Macklin, LSU 3. Rickey Brovn, K.St. 1. Reginald King, Ala. 5. John Billips, Kiss. 6. Wiley Peck, M.St. 7. Bob Smyth, Fla. 8. Greg Cook, LSU 9. Lavon Mercer, Ga. lO.Pepto Bolden, Aub. 2. R3s Aver 13.1 11.1 10.7 10.3 9.2 8.7 8.U 8.13 Tracksters To Be Busy AUBURN - This weekend will be a busy one for the Auburn University track and field team. On Friday, five Tigers will participate in the Millrose Games in New York City's Madison Square Garden. Saturday, approximat-ley 1,500 athletes are expected to participate in the seventh annual Auburn Invitational track meet at Memorial Coliseum. In New York, Harvey Glance and Tony Easley will run in the 60-yard dash, John Lewter and James Walker will be in the 60-yard high hurdles and Willie Smith will defend his 500-yard run title. Auburn track coach Mel Rosen says 17 teams are expected to enter Saturday's meet in Auburn. The Auburn meet will begin at 10 a.m. with the night session set for 6 p.m. Ceorh NoHcn WALKER, Mrs. Gertrude (Jean) WHEELER, Mr. Joseph White Chapel ' H.S.Durdn-D.W.Jons 206 16 209 16 1T7 16 171 16 167 16 161 15 133 16 139 16 135 lit 118 ASSISTS Plaver & School First Five II o. Aver 1. Kenny Higcs, LSU 16 153 9.6 2. Johnny Harden, Tenn. 15 115 7.7 3. A1 Perry, M.St. - 16 116 7.3 U.Eddie Johnson, Aub. lh 77 5.5 5.Jordy Hultberg, LSU 16 lh h.6 Death Notices BAKER, Cleveland L. BROWN, Mr. Austin C. (A.C.) FAULK, Caswell Ransom GARNER, Mrs. Emmett M. LAMAR, Mr. Julius LEWIS, Mrs. Gussie W. MAGRUDER, Lazraus MATHEWS, Mr. Frank MILTON, Mr. Sam, RUCKS, Mrs. Mamie Ba-rell STEPHEN, Mr. Man BAKER, Cleveland l 17. Funeral services were fteifl from the Tempie Assembly ot God Cnurcn, Canton, Aia. at Ip.m. Wednesday Jan. 26. 1977 with Rev. Frank E. Martin officiating. Burial in the cnurcn cemetery, Vhite Cnapei directing. Pallbearers were Tommy DeLonev. Charles Baker, Lvnn Williams, Bernart Fuller, kodct t tan wep5ier, Konnie weDSTer. RUCKS, Mrs. Mamie Burell. a rest dent of 3427 Audubon Rd and a for mer resident of Nashville, Tenn. and Tuscaloosa, Aia., d-ed in a local hospital at 1 a.m. Tuesday, January 25, 1977 after art extenaed illness. Graveside services will ie held from the Wood- iawn Memorial Par cemetery, Nashville. Tenn., at 12 noon Thursday. January 27, 1977 with Rev. Robert Cook officiating. Wood lawn Mortuary directing. Survivors include one son. Koqnev kucks, enatianooga, ienn.; two daughters, Frances B. Rucks, Montgomery, Jean Rucks Kendall, Greenwich, Conn.; one brother, Frank Bureil, Cleveland, Tenn.: five sisters. Maud Smgieton, Gertrude Campbell, DOn or Atiama. oa., Aoate iokey, Dothan, Carrie Quincv, Columbus, Ga., Neil Patterson, Ft. Mitchell, Ala. WALKER, Mrs. Gertrude (Jean), a resident of 1038 Roslyn Drive and of Montgomery for 15 years, died In a local hospital at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday Jan. 26, 1977 after an extended Illness. Funeral services will be held from White Chapel at 10a.m. Friday Jan. 28, )977 with Dr. Earl M. Hall officiating. Graveside services will be held In the" Oaklawn Cemetery at 3p.m., White Chapel directing. Surviving are the husband Cr-arlie P. walker, Montgomery; one brother Douglas D. Aaams, Newmarket, ontano canaaa; one sister Mrs. F.w. Jean Savtgnac, O'tawa, Ontario Canada. Leak Memory B.R. BROOKS-T.A.CARGILE Ross-Clayton MONTGOMERY BROWN Mr. Austin C. f A.C.J of 308 Conrad Street died in Miami, Fta. Funeral services win be held Saturday at 1 1 a.m. at me Resurrection catno re Church, Forbes Road. Fatner Clement wise, win officiate. Burial win oe in Eternal Rest Cemetery Ross-Clayton Funeral Home directing. Survivors Include his widow, Mrs. Alma L. srown; oauanters. Mrs. caro vn P. Webster, L.A.Jes Acores, Portugal a-'d Mrs. Emma E. Harris, Montgomery, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Mildred weoster; grandchildren, carios Brown, Lawrence Webster, Sherron Webster, Lucious Harris, Jr., Torrance Webster, Austin C. Harris; sons-in-law, Mr. Lucious L. Harris and TSgt. John D. Webster; five brothers-in-law; tour sisters-in-law; motner-in-law, Mrs. Pecola Hurd; several other relatives and friends, Roasary will be Friday night at 8 p.m. at the Chapel. LEWIS Mrs. Gussie w. 474 Earl Place, died in a local Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from Hall Street Baptist Church. The Rev. F.E. James will officiate. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Manning; son, Mr. N.H. Lewis, Chicago, III.; and other relatives. WINTER'S NOTOVERYET... WW WIM HM MM Pl HnHMMW4M pMmH H(jk jfMVtW e) LI ULbLb uvl LsLbLy Between Saturday, January 15 and mid-morning Thursday, January 20 the temperature never went above freezing (32 degrees) in Central Alabama. This is the longest sustained period of sub-freezing weather that we can find in our records. Thanks to everyone's cooperation Alagasco and our pipeline supplier came through this with a minimum disruption to our residential and small commercial customers. BUT.. Winter is not over and we have gone very deeply into our reserves and the serious gas supply situation is by no means over. And again we earnestly request your help and cooperation in taking all strenuous measures to save gas because it will take several weeks to get back to normal. Meantime we will have to continue curtailments to our firm industry users and some of our friends and neighbors will continue to be out of work. Your conservation efforts even in 50 degree weather can help. To show you how severe weather has been so far look at this fact: the amount of gas used up to now ( last week in January) by our residential customers corresponds to the amount that would have been used by the last week in February in a normal winter. , There is every possibility of more bitter cold in the next several weeks and that's why we urgently request our customers to continue cooperating and use all measures to conserve uas. This will help 3 ways: IYou will save on your eneruy bill. 2 3 Industry can get back to work faster. And insure an adequate gas supply for the remainder of the winter. Some other ways you can help: ICoiiseire hot water. Reduce hot water heater settings to 12(P. Use dishwashers and washing machines only when fully loaded. 2 Close off heat and doors to unused rooms. 1 3 Close drapes at night and on clouilydays to avoid heat loss. Open drapes on bright sunny days to absorb solar heat. 4 Plan meals which require less . cooking and hridng. 5 Close fireplace dampers when not in use. 6 Use clothes dryers only when necessaiy. 7 Keep furnace filters clean. a SLI &CI&SCO ALABAMA GAS CORPORATION

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