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40 a. I'l'SijcinjflcUMoBBUgKnin Unimposing Wylie Named Top Soph Back SPORTSMAN LININS OUT TO AVOID CIRCLING eratioa. Joe even goes to church another Oklahoma sophomore halfback, Greg Pruitt, for the honor. "The only difference between my running and Greg's running is the blocking by both of us," says Joe. "I got to thinking about it after the Kansas game.

For Mules, Bulldogs Ground, Air Produce Same ST. LOUIS (Special) It was Warrensburg State on the ground and Kirksville State through the air that led to a deadlock for the MIAA football crown this season. Iff! Mountaineers Return 4 Vets MT. VERNON (Special) -Four senior lettermen return for this season's Mt Vernon High School basketball team. It will be difficult for Mt Vernon to equal last season'! record.

The Mountaineers compiled a 24-3 over all ledger and copped the Big Ten Conference title with a 9-0 record. Coach L.M. Carson's quintet advanced to a first-round game in the Class State tournament before bowing 78-70 to Buffalo. Lettermen are Brad Brown, 6-foot 3 inch forward; Phil Ed-gington, 6-4 center; Ron Wynne, 6-1 guard; and David Meirick, 6-3 forward. Up from last season's junior varsity and expected to help out are Jerry Kleesman, 5-10 senior guard; Pat Prewitt 6-1 senior forward; and Richard Smith, 66.

The teams finished with identical 5-1 league marks after victories last Saturday. MIAA quarterback who hit op 50 per cent or better of his pas-! ses. Calia closed right at that mark with 107 completions in 214 throws, and his 15 touch-j down aerials tied Lance Brune1 of Cape and Cummings for that lead, Bob Somerville of Rolla will in pass reception honors with "3 catches. Kirksville's Mike fore becoming a full-time start er against Kansas State. "I started getting a little bit of confidence then," be concedes That was my first good overall game." The pressure on a varsity foot ball player is not all it's cracked up to be, says Wylie.

Except for the fact that eveiroheisso good, it's about the sameas high school ball. We have fun, too." About the only time there's much joking on the field, he says, is when his team is running out the clock in a victory. "When we're winning," be says, "and the quarterback is falling on the ball, we get together and start talking about our girl friends or something. In the Kansas game, Jack Mildren was falling on the ball and got! excited and said, 'Now guys, here's what we've all got to do. One of our linemen looked at me and said, "Shut up, we know what to Despite upperclassmen shouting him down.Nlwugh, Wylie says the season hasineen a happy experience.

"OveraKVjthas to be," he says. "I really waSn't expecting to have this good a year. It really has been exciting playing in the Big Eight." That's just the sort of thing you'd expect to hear from Joe Wylie. He's just too good to be true. Wylie polled 14 of the 20 votes in the Sophomore Back of the Year voting.

Runnerup was Nebraska wingback Johnny who received 4Vi votes. Rodgers also was named on three ballots for Sophomore Lineman of the Year by voters who couldn't make a choice be tween him and Wylie. Others receivmg votes were Jon Keyworth of Colorado and Joe Blahak of Nebraska. By CHARLIE SMITH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI.

Color Joe Wylie unimpos embarrasses himself. Joe is quite a boy. He's the kind every mother wishes was hers a straight A student, a God-fearing young man with the kind of values that seems to have disappeared from this gen- Arnie Jo Defend Heritage Crown HILTON HEAD ISLAND, C. (AP) Arnold Palmer, idle for more than two months and still lacking an individual championship this year, opens defense of his title in the Heritage Golf Classic on Thanksgiving Day. The legendary 41-year-old i charger hasn't played com- i petitively in this country since he finished 69th in the Dow i Jones Open Aug.

30 and just as he was at this time last year is in a slump. Or at least a slump by his standards. His accomplishments for the year would delight most players. He combined with Jack Nicklaus for the title in the na tional four-ball championship. He has won more than $100,000 for the year.

He's finished sec ond three times and been in the top 10 more than half his starts. But he hasn't won. In fact, his consecutive victories in the final two tournaments of the season last year-starting with this one are his only triumphs in more than 26 months. On successive Saturdays this fall Michigan State bowed to Notre Dame and Ohio State by 29-0 scores. regularly Baptist to be exact.

He's also an athlete, the land every football coach wishes he had 50 just alike. Through 10 games, Wylie a halfback in Oklahoma Coach Chuck Fair-banks' Wishbone-T has gained 879 yards on 143 carries. His 6 2 average is the best in the Big Eight Wylie, voted to UPI's first-team All-Big Eight backfield Tuesday, was named Wednesday as the league's Sophomore Back of the Year. As might be expected, the announcement left Joe speechless. He, for one, would recommend JBU Tourney Starts Today SI LOAM SPRINGS, Ark.

(Special) John Brown University's eighth annual holiday bas ketball tournament gets underway today with a four-game program. The schedule matches Mis souri Southern vs. College of the Ozarks at 5 p.m., Northeastern Oklahoma State vs. Oklahoma Christian at 6:30, John Brown vs. Centra! Methodist at 8:15, Southwestern Oklahoma vs.

State College of Arkansas at 9:45. There will be four games Friday and three Saturday to wind up the meet. John Brown is defending champion. CAGE SPOT LEFT MOUNTAIN VIEW (Special) One opening remains in the Mountain View High School basketball tournament, which is scheduled Feb. 1-6.

One can contact George McKinzie, high school principal, for more You can see who got the most yards, so you also can see who's doing the best job of Wylie was a highly sought high school prospect from Hen derson, Tex. He narrowed the list down to Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas before packing his bags and heading for Norman. He was no disappointment as a freshman, averaging 9.4 yards on 55 carries 'and scoring nine touchdowns in four games. He had no illusions, though about making a bigger splash on the varsity level. "After spring ball," he says, "I decided to shoot for being a starter." It was no easy chore.

He did not start until the fourth game against Texas, then returned to the bench against Colorado be- Crowder Falls From Tourney TULSA (Special) North eastern Oklahoma of Miami ousted Crowder College 73-63 in a second-round game of the Oral Roberts Junior College Basketball Tournament here Wednesday. Northeastern built a 37-26 half-time margin in handing Crowder its first loss after five victories. Frosty Goldsmith headed Crowder's attack with 17 points. Crowder plays at Kansas City Metro Juco Dec. 5.

floons agate add crowder 66 Crowder 63) Williams 4. Carter 12, Goldsmith 17. Sallee 8. Michael 4. Nico- demus 1.

Fairiey 5, Dictrerson 12; Miami 173) Wakefield 12, Hall William 19. Kemp 6. Alvarado DeGreat 4. Blair 3, vaugrjn 5, stones 1. Harna 4.

Mrksvule closed its season with a 7-2 record, while War- rensburg (9-1) will face unbeat- en Arkansas State in the Pecan Bowl on Dec. 12 at Arlington, Tex. Kirksville averaged 17 4 yards per pass completion to easily top conference figures in that department. And on pass de- fense. Kirksville's limit of 12.2 yards to the opposition was sec- ond best to Cape Girardeau State's 12.1.

Warrensburg was No. 2 in both rushing offense and de- fense, gaining 4.1 yards per car- ry and allowing 2 6 yards Cape led in ground offense at 4.6 yards, while the No 1 defense belongs to Lincoln at 2.0 yards. 1 Warrensburg's Ira demons will lead the league in rushing 1 yardage with 1002. nearly 400 yards ahead of his nearest com- petition. Conference figures fi- nal until today's battle between Lincoln and Missouri Rolla is i completed at Rolla.

i Leading rushing average be- longs to Rich Attig of Cape at 6 2 yards per attempt. Don Cummings of Kirksville i has sacked up the passing yard- i age title with 2221. Joe Calia of Maryville State is the only Annual Army-Navy Tilt May Prove Embarrassing Link up LEAST TREE TRUNKS IN THE D4BECT10H ytX) WISH TO 60. A3 yOU MOVE WARD THE 2ND TREE, PICK A 3RD THEE THAT IS LINE WITH YOUR ROUTE. BY COKTWUINQ THI9 PROCESS, YOU'LL HIKE OUT OP THE WOODS IN A STRAIGHT LINE, For Cape's Cradic Starting Five Hard to Find CAPE GIRARDEAU (Special) With less than a week to go before the season opens, Bob Cradic, the new head basketball coach at Southwest Missouri State College, has not yet decided upon his starting lineup for the season opener Tuesday (Dec.

1) against Union University in Jackson, Tenn. Cradic, however, expressed "cautious optimism" that his varsity squad of nine up-perclassmen and three freshmen is at last beginning to develop as he wants them to and added that the list of possible starters has been reduced to eight. Three returning squad members, two of them lettermen, are in the running for the guard po sitions, the former coach at Three Rivers Junior College in Poplar Bluff said. They are Dan May, a 6-foot senior letterman from Belle ville, Jim King, a 6-4 senior letterman from Puxico, and Mike Payne, a 6-0 junior from Zalma. Mav.

who has started rather frequently during the oast two seasons, saw action in all of the Indians' games last season. Cradic has expressed hope he will develop into the "quarterback" of the starting quintet. Starting forwards, according to the new Indian coach, will be picked from Jim Anderson, a 6-4 junior college transfer from Schererville, Don Call, a 6-4 senior letterman from Cape Girardeau; and Larry Briggs, a 6-2 senior letterman from Char leston. Call has the highest scoring average of any of the Indian returnees, 11.4 points per game. Goine tor the Indians at cen ter will be either Andrew Reid, a 6-5 junior from St.

Louis, or Herman Hunt, a 6-7 junior from Detroit, Mich. Both are junior college transfers. Frankly, the new coach said, his difficulty in deciding upon a starting lineup lies in the erratic nature of some of his players. "They'll look great in practice one day," said Cradic, "and lousy the next time. Rut.

added Cradic. no matter who is picked for the starting lineup, it is likely all eight will see considerable action during the course of the Indians' 23-game season. Cradic is trying to rebuild Indian Basketball after three con secutive losing seasons. The In dians were 9-13 over-all in l-70 nnH s-s in the The new coach says he will consider this season a success if the squad can win half of its games. One of the difficulties to be overcome is a grueling schedule which has the tribe playing on the road in eight of the first nine games.

Southeast Missouri has not played Union University in several years, but the two schools have met 11 times previously and the Indians hold an 8-3 edge in the series. Union also has a new coach this season in Jim Simmons, so the inaugural game of the campaign will be a battle between two new head men, each eager to open the season on the right foot Marionville Seeded First in Own Meet MARIONVILLE (Special) -Marionville High School has been seeded No. 1 for its basketball tournament scheduled Nov. 30-Dec. 5.

Monday night's opening games find Marionville meeting eighth-seeded Spokane at 7 and No. 4 McDonald County playing fifth-ranked Pleasant Hope at 830. On Tuesday night, No. 2 Cas-sville battles seventh-rated Galena at 7 and third-aeeded Ve-rona takes on sixth-ranked Reeds Spring at 8:30. Officials for the meet, which ends Saturday Bight, are Rex Grady and Ray Wilson.

Coach Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State lays Purdue and Minnesota are the biggest football teams in the Big ID this fall III "We have good height," remarked Carson, "and we hope to improve as the season prog resses." Schedule: Nv. Dec. 5 at Hepublle touraa-mertt Dec Aah Grose Dec. 11 at CaasMUa. Dec.

15 at Nixa. Dec. 1 Cartha. Dec a al Seneca. Dec.

36-Jaa. 2 at Neosho Hoi Kill tour nameot. Jan. at Nevada. Jan.

12 Eaat Newton. Jan. 19 Stockton. Jan. 22 at Aurora.

Jan. 29 Carl Junction. Feb. 5 Lamar Feb 12 al Webb City. Feb.

1 Neoafco BOOSTERS TAP SIMMONS Don Simmons has been elected president of the Papa Bears Club, Southwest Missouri State College basketball booster group, for this season. Ray For-sythe was named vice president, Jim Allison secretary and Tom Strong treasurer. Jerry Lump was retiring president. Lake Leveis Table Rock. 915.02, fall (915).

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SIP vvk WW MWjp 1 has the best yardage figure for his receptions, taking in 48 for 946 yards and nine touchdowns, the TDs also rank- inp first, Chris Middleton of Lincoln will be out to maintain his slim edge in (he punting race today, Muidleton has averaged 40.8 yards to 40 4 for Cape's Kim Godwin. Steve Jennings of Southwest Missouri State holds the kickoff1 return leadership, averaging 23 2 yards for 17 runhacks. Punt return laurels go to Joe Wingate of Maryville with a 14.7 aver-j age. Steve Eckinger of Warrens-j burg and Pete Robertson of i Kirksville apparently will tie for the scoring lead with 62 points each. Lincoln will be aiming for a victory at Rolla to gain a third-1 place tie with Cape.

Lincoln stands 3-2 to Cape's final 4-2 visions of slim youths, underdogs matched against hordes of well equipped leviathans die quickly in the surroundings of West Point's North Gym where the team and the Athletic Association are headquartered. Army goes first class. The team is backed by a retinue of experienced coaches and a supporting organization as competent and numerous as that for any college team in the nation. The football team produces by far the largest part of the $1.34 million the association spends on intercollegiate sports each year. Football employs some 250 people from assistant directors of athletics to ushers and janitors.

Football is both the money maker and the big spender. The cash comes from the sale of tickets to crowds that averaged 42,805 this year, concessions and the like. The players are life-sized per haps a little bigger and as beefy as their opponents. Army Coach Tom Cahill, described by an assistant as a "51-year-old coach who feels 90," says his staff does not a major problem finding athletes among the "flower generation." But, Athletic Director Col. Gus Dielens, who earned football letters at Miami and Army, admits that the idea of a military life does not enjoy the status it once did among prospective athletes.

A West Point graduate owes the Army five years of his life. That just about rules out the chance of a high spot in the NFL draft and a bonus for signing with the pros. Long gone too, are the days when Army could field a team of players who had already played at other colleges and decided to play their way to an Army commission. As for the high school pros pects who reject Army feelers because of the Vietnam War, Tom Cahill says, "at least they are honest. The problem is with the kids who are shopping around looking for the best deal." Col.

Dielens is convinced the major problem with Army this year was its schedule and he can make a good case. The Cadets met four teams that played in bowl games last year, three in this week's AP Top Ten poll and four others that made the Second Ten or just missed national ranking. Steps are being taken to see that Army never has to play another schedule as rugged. One Army official says I "moratorium" has been placed on scheduling games far in ad vance. Dielena says there is no moratorium, but adds that policy in the future will be to hold off longer before "firming up" future games.

Does that mean Army will play weaker opponents, de-em-phasize football? "We emphasize everything we do at West Point," says the colonel. "We don't have to be No. 1, but we do want to be com petitive with every team we Play" Like most big businesses, and most major college athletic de partments, the Army Athletic Association plots its future far In advance. The 1970 schedule wag "finalized" about 1960 and no one around the academy re members, or will admit he knows, who wa responsible for it. SILVERTOWN CUSTOM AS LOW AS WEST POINT.

Y. (AP) The annual Army-Navy football game is sometimes regarded as the military's finest public relations showpiece. But brass from Saigon to Washington are worrying this week that Saturday's meeting may turn into a nationally televised embarrassment. Army's Cadets, like the Midshipmen at Annapolis, are finishing up what most observers agree has been the worst campaign in their gridiron history. When Cadets talk about their football team these days, the words "tragic" and "disaster" are frequently used.

The same words crop up in conversations with Army athletic officials. After 10 games, the Black Knights of the Hudson have lost eight, tied one and beaten only Holy Cross a team that has not won a single contest. The Army Athletic Association is ready with answers. This year's problems include scheduling, recruiting and injuries. Illusions about Army Football Grid Letters Handed Out At Parkview Football awards were an nounced last night for 110 players at Parkview High School by Coach Sonny Stringer.

Varsity lettermen are Jim Huff, Chuck Banta, Richard Green, Carlisle Cantrell, John Reynolds, Bob Smith, Stu Dun-lop, Mark Stokes, Russ Whorton, Kyle Hutsell, Robbie Palmer, Steve Annin, Kenny Howard, Jim Garrison, Jim Mynatt, Willie Tucker, Kenny Stracke, Craig Duwe, Brandt Hutchinson, Mike Pitts, Bob Schroff, Mark Eddle-m Larry Colson, David Myers, Randy Hacker, Scott Whittaker, Mike Nibert. Junior varisty lettermen are Rodney Sell, Tom Rook, Bob Sterling, Keith Collins, Mike Pollock, Tim Baker, Don Harris, Mark Jahn, Chris Watkins, Paul Shackelford, Rick Linder, Don Lewis, Jeff Ganus, Ken Farrell, Bob Baylcss, David Washburn, Dan Richmond, Ricky Machicao, Stan Wright, Gary Curbow, Ralph Davis, Paul Washburn, Joe Shipman, Dan Crockett, Greg Deweese, Eddie Ball, Jeff Wilson, Randy Miller, Larry Hampton, Bill Bergmann, Alan Newton, Dwight Taylor, Gary Williams, Dave Nelson, Jack Climer. Freshman lettermen are Steve Becker, Dale Flowers, David Wilson, Donald Johnson, Richard DeLoiier, Wilbur Twigg, Charles Arnold, Walter Horn, Dan JJelson, Phillip Trokey, Terry Wise, Charles Downs, Roy Johnson, Hark Taylor, Randy Stogsdill, Tom Wright, Mark Yocum, Derrel Craig, Brad Taplin, Allen Sanderson, Robert Wheeler, Mike Tester-man, Dan Johnson, John North-rip, Stan Thompson, Chip Shand, Larry Brooks, Steve Todd, Dan Huff, Jim Starnes, Mike Matteson, Rick Bram-mer, John Cherry, Mike Stew, art, Kenny Johnson, David Proctor, Jeff Hughes, Robbie Hopper, Steve Morton, Alan Es-terline, Willard Hasty, Mike Hyytinen, Chuck. McCann, Ron-hie Looney, Doug Harpool, Jeff Fraka and manager Rick 80 MORE MILEAGE DEEPER, WIDER TREAD WIDE STYLING RUGGED 4-PLY NYLON GORD (Comparisons based on our own Long Miler) v7 iza 700-13 blacKwall plus federal cis tax el $1.96 and trade-in. Regular Sale SIm Price Price F.E.T.

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