Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 15, 1966 · Page 8
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8 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, fLLINOIS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1966 RAHHS FINISH AT CARBONDALE; ORPHS AT FLORA Sou, Illinois Title Battle Mt. V. Needs Win To Clinch Runnerup Spot In Soutli Seven Just two high school games are on top in Little Egypt this Friday night and, oddly enough, the four contending teams might easily be rated "Top Four" in southern Illinois. The big match sendi Ceo- tralia (8-1) to Flom (B-O) with the mythical Southern IlUnoIs championship going to the winner. The second game sends coach Gene Haile 's Mt. Vernon Rams (8-1) against a strong Carbondale team (6-3) which has eaten up its last three opponents. The Rams, Iceers only to Centralia, need a big ninth victory to lock up runnerup honors in the South Seven Conference race. Carbondale has » i-Z league record and could tie the Rams by springing an upset. West Frankfort la also 4-2 in the confereace ^th a Tlunltsglvlng Day clash remaining against Benton. The Flora - Centralia battle matches champions of the North Egypt and South Seven conferences in a test of southern supremacy for 1966. Mui-phys- boro, champion of Little Egypt's other major league—the Southwest Egyptian — is out of conr Bideration as '66 kingfiin, having lost to both West Frankfort and Carbondale of the South Seven. The game at Flora doses the coaching career of Jimmie Evers at Centralia. The Orphans, losers only to Cahokia this season, will attempt to give Evers a Wg win on his last night But the Wolves, of the North Egypt, have other ideas. Flora, rolled over eight foes by lop- Bided scores before experiencing a close call against Olney, 19-15, last Friday night Olney was the first team to score more than one TD against Flora this year. The Wolves have scored 801 points w*lle giving up 40. Centralla 'B final ttreA opponents of the season bad lost a grand total of one ball game before going against the Orpbans. Mt. Vernon was 7-0, West Frankfort 7-1 and Flora 94) when Centralia provided the opposition . . , And Frankfort's lone loss was to the Rams! Carbondale, which entered South Seven competition last season with a strong showing — losing only to Centralia — got off to a shakey start this year, dropping its first two starts. The Terriers fell to Cape Girardeau, 9^o. 14-11, then lost to Centralia, 42-20. Since then, Carbondale has yi^on six of seven outings, falling only to West Frankfort, 20-17. •The Teniers whipped Former Redbird Chief NETS BOOST BING DIVINE TO CONTROL NEW YORK (AP) — Bing Devine took over as president of the New York Mats Monday, but as he graciously said: "This is George's day." For standing next to Devine was George Weiss, wlio had just ended one of the most successful executive careers in baseball history. Weiss served as general manager of the New York Yankees from 1948 tlirougli 1960, winning 10 pennants. He started Casey Stengel on his successful career as a manager by hiring him to manage the Yankees in 1949. And Weiss struggled for five years with the New York Met.s, who completed their best season in 1966, finishing ninth and drawing 1,932,693 spectators, a New York National League record. Weiss, now 72, began his pro baseball - administrative career as the owner of New Haven in the Eastern League and later became general manage of the Baltimore Orioles of the International League before becoming Yankee farm director in He served in an advisory capacity and as a 1932. an advisory capacity and as a director of the Mets until Dec. 31, 1971, also hired his successer as an assistant on Sept. 29, 1964. Devine, 48, had been let go in 1964 as general manage^ of the St Louis Cardinals, who went on to win the National League pennant and World Series that year with Devine's players. Devine's career had been almost totally in the Cardinals' farm system in various executive capacities before becoming general manager in 1957. i SETS NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE RECORD Elgin Baylor Out With Knee Injury LOS ANGELES (AP) - Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Laker All- Star forward, will remain in Los Angeles this week when his team plays in Dayton, Ohio and Detroit, says Lou Mohs, Laker general manager. Baylor, who strained the ligaments in his right knee last month, is not expected to play until next Saturday's game against the San Francisco Warriors' Mohs said Monday. 7-0, Johnston City 14-6, Marion 19-6, Harrisburg 46-7, Benton 26-7 and Murphysboro 13-0. Carbondale ci-ushed the Rams Herrin on Vemois Field last year, 42-0. At Jefferson Motors Your Check A USED CAR THAT'S GUARANTEED GUEST DRIVE ONE OF THESE DANDfES Garo Yepremian (1), Detroit I,ion.s, kitifs one of six field goals against Minnesota Vikings during National Footbail League game at Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 13. He approaches bail diagonally, kicks like in soccer, but the six field goals is a record. Holding is Wayne Rasmnssen. Detroit won, 32-31. (AP Wirephoto) Challenger Hits Deck 4 Times Clay Butchers Big Cat; Fight Stopped In 3rd By MURRAY ROSE HOUSTON (AP) - After battering Cleveland Williams from a big cat into a puny mouse in a little more than two rounds, heavyweight champion Cassius Qay turned to Ernie Terrell and shouted, "You're next." "I'm ready," said Terrell, the 6-foot-6, 27-year-old Chicagoan who is recognized as champion by the World Boxing Association. They are expected to meet on Feb. 6, at Houston, Ctiicago, New Hork, Las Vegas or Toronto. Houston has the edge now after drawing an indoor recoi-d crowd of 35,460 to the magnificent Astrodome. The gross gate was $461,290. The undefeated, 24-year-old Clay floored tiie 33-year-old Big Cat from Houston three times in the second round and once more In the third round before referee Harry Kessler of St. Louis ended the slaughter with the blood- smeared Williams wobbling on rubbery legs. The time was announced at 1:08 of the third. "I made one big mistake," said Williams, a 5-1 underdog. "I dropped my left hand and he nailed me. I don't know why I did it." Clay, strong and fast at 212% pounds, shot his right hand over and decked the 210y2-pound challenger for the first time in the second round, Williams was up at two and took the mandatory eight count A barrage of blows, unleashed by Clay with the speed of ma- chinegun fire, felled the daaed challenger again for two. The third knockdown came on another flashing volley and Williams went flat on his back. The bell sounded at five and saved Williams from a knockout. Williams did not use a mouthpiece and suffered cuts inside and outside of his mouth. His mouth was bruised and bleeding; "My plan for the fight was to punch — and you saw it," said Clay, obviously determined to show up to critics who say he can't punch. Williams, a noted puncher who had scored 51 knockouts, was shot and his insides torn by a policeman's bullet (still in his hip) two yeeirs ago. He was given up for dead but recovered after three operations. Since his return to the ring in February, Williams won four fights, two by knockouts, over nobodies. He didn't look impressive but said he had regained his old power. He sliowed nothing against the invincible boxing master from Louisville, Ky. CHAMP II USES "ALI SHUFFLE" C/oy /s T/ie Reo/ McCoy," Decides Manager Benbow By B.F. KELLUM HOUSTON (AP) — Cassius Clay says punching is no good if you can't find something to punch. The unbeaten heavyweight champion found something to punch Monday night and he was right on target when he quicldy disposed of challenger Cleveland Williams in the Astrodome. Clay indicated his fight plan worked near perfection as he made the sixth successful defense of his title within a year. The plan was a combination of sharp punches and the champion's new offensive weapon, the Ali Shuffle. "I put it into use just before the two good combinations," he said. "It's just a quick- shuffle of the feet but it really confused Williams. This is another rule of boxing that I have created." Williams hit the deck four times and the bell saved the Houston challenger in the second. Williams said he wasn't badly hurt at the time referee HaiTy Kessler of St. Louis stopped the fight, but he didn't take issue with the referee calling a halt to the proceedings. "He thought I was hurt and it's his job to decide," Williams said moments after losing his big chance at the championship after more than 15 years of waiting in the wings. "I made one big mistake," he said. "I dropped my left hand and he nailed me. I don't know why I did it" Speaking tlirough bruised and puffed lips, Williams first said he planned to keep fighting and then said he was not too sure. "If my wife wants me to keep fighting, I will," he said. "If she wants me to quit I'il do that." Williams' manager, Hugh Benbow, had screamed many days before the fight that Clay couldn't hit nor take a punch. "Clay is the real McCoy," a grim Benbow said after the fight "I was mistaken. He made a believer out of me." 16 CHURCHES PROVIDE 18 TEAMS Church League Season Underway November 21 National Basketl>aU Association By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Monday's Result San Francisco 115, Detroit 104 Today's Games PhUadelphia at New York Chicago at St. Louis Wednesday's Games New York at Philadelphia Los Angeles vs. Cincinnati at Dayton, Ohio St Louis at Detroit It was Clay's sixth title defense within a year and only Canadian champion George Chuvalo went the limit. Clay's record is 27-0 including 22 knockouts. Williams' record is 65-6-1. He has been stopped four times. The ring-scarred veteran of 16-years of pro fighting had the consolation of a payday of about ?250',000. Clay's share of the gate receipts and the closed circuit television, radio, films and other ancillary rights, may hit about $750,000. 1965Pentlae4 Door Factory air and all. Only $2295^ 1962 Chevy Impala Power steering, brakes, air. Only $129 ^00 1964 Chevy 4 Door Priced to sell. Only $129500 1964 Buick Hardtop White, 2 door. Only $2 ^9500 1966GTO Hardtop The Go-Go car. Only $2795^ 1965 Buick LeSabro 4 door, factory air. Only $2495^ 1962 Mercury Hardtop 4 speed transmission. Only $99500 1960 Pontioc 4 Door Looks and drives nice. Only $^9500 TYLERS JEFFERSON MOTORS INC. 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois lorqcst Automobile Dealer" Pontioc—Cadillac — Buick - GMC Trucks Mt. Vernon The Jefferson County Church League Basketball season will officially get underway on November 21st as play starts at Summersville and Bethel gyms. The 1966-67 season will begin November 21, 1966 and end on January 31, 1967 with a tournament scheduled in . February, 1967. The League this year will be composed of 18 teams representing 16 churches, poviding organized basketball for over 200 iwys. The games will be played at Summersville, Bethel and Junior High gyms with games scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, depending on the availability of the gyms. The first game each evening will start promptly at 6:45 p.m. The Church League Is grateful to the Optimist Club which donated $350.00 to help defray part of the cost of gym rentals. In addi- Carbondale Unbeaten! MTV Sophs Shoot For 8-0 Year Mt. Vernon's sopnomores meet Carbondale this Thursday night at 7 o'clock on Vemois Field with the South Seven championship on the luie. Both Mt Vernon and Carbondale are undefeated in seven games this season. The Rams, coached by Les Feuquay and assistant Will Lee, have given up just 26 points in rolling past their seevn opponents. Mt. Vernon scores for the season: MTV Opp. 26 Herrin 0 26 W. Frankfort IS 50 HarrisiNirg 7 25 Fairfield 0 43 Marion 6 20 Benton 0 19 Centralia 0 Coach Feuquay announced the following Ram offensive lineup for LE LT LG C RG RT RE QB HB's FB the Carbondale clash: Bill Pittman Mark Smith Nate Hawthi-one Wayne Cheri-y David Kniffen Ronnie Young Mike Miller Alan Hale (alternating Gai-y Edmison Eddie Lively Bengt Olsen Steve Wellis Taking over as defensive specialists for Mt. Vernon will be Sammy Orrick, Mark Hassakis and Jim Carkin. There is no admission charge for Mt Vernon sophomore games. Rick And Stilt Dominate NBA Record Books NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Barry of San Francisco and Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain continue to dominate National Basketball statistics, being among the first 10 in four of the five major categories. Barry is the scoring leader, with 574 points for a 38.3 average in game through Nov. 13; second in free throw percentage, with .874; tied for 10th in field goal percentage, with .490 and 10th in rebounds, with 161. Chamberlain leads in field goal percentage, with .623; second in rebounds, with 291; seventh in scoring, with 279 points for a 23.3 average and eighth in assists, with 66. Detroit QB Can Play In Corset DETROIT (AP)—Rookie quarterback Karl Sweetan of the Detroit Lions will be ready to play when the Lions take aim at the league-leading Baltimore Colts at Tiger Stadium Sunday, a team physician said Monday. Dr. Richard A. Thompson said Sweetan would play Sunday with a specially built fiberglass corset to protect his injured ribs. tion, the League receives some funds from the United Fund and-| each church pays an entry fee for the season. This year the following churches will be represented: Wesley Methodist Logan Street Baptist (2 teams) Southwest Church of Christ St. Mary's Catholic Church First Methodist (with 2 teams) Southside Baptist First Baptist Pleasant HUl Casey Avenue Baptist Central Church of Christ First Presbyterian Second Baptist First Community Epworth Methodist Lebanon Baptist Park Avenue Baptist ON TO THE ROSE BOWL!—Purdue football coach Jack Mollenkopf, 61, the oldest coach In the Big' Ten, in carried on the shoulders of his players following Purdue's 16-0 win over Mbmesota. Purdue, with a 5-1 record in the Big Ten, is attsurcd of the Rose Bowl trip since Michigan State cannot CO becousfl it phured ttaeie tblt pMt New Year'* Dagr. "Great Opportunity" "Notre Dame Better This Year^Duffy By PHIL BROWN EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — For the game of the year, Michigan State Coach Duffy Daugherty came up with the understatement of the year: "At least this week we don't have the danger of loosing by one game. "And we don't have the problem of anyone saying, 'How much are you going to beat them by?" The coach of the nation's No. 2 ranked team said Monday, five days before it plays the nation's No. 1 team — Notre Dame. "I assuume we'll be the underdog," he added. He called the game a great opportunity. "I can't remember once in the history of the polls that the No. 1 and 2 teams met in the final game of the season," he said. Daughertj' was worried about stopping Notre Dame's running because, he noted, they can always pass. And he was worried about the Irish pa.ssing because, he added, they disguise their pass plays by faking runs. Michigan State should be in good health for the battle for tiie national championship, Daughterty said. Fullback Bob .4pisa, who missed two games with a knee sprain, is expected to be ready to play, even if he doesn't start. Duffy isn't too worried about the squad's mental condition either. "I don't think there are any limits to desire and exuberance," he said. "I don't think you run out of this." Notre Dame's star receiver, 6- foot-4, 205-pound Jim Seymour, is an outstanding player, Daugherty said. "He has height and such quick moves, the same sure hands as (MSU end Al) Brenner and outstanding speed," he said. Daugherty said there wouldn't be any special defensive plan for Seymour. "You can't change your pass defense going into the 10th game," he said. "We'll just have to do everything better." Daugherty gave the scouting report on Notre Dame to his first stringers in practice Mon- daj', and the players did some running, but no heavy work. Assistant coaches Ed Rutherford and Al Dorpw scouted the Irish for MSU. "Both were very impressed," Daugherty said. "They said this is a team that has everything — size, speed, good coaching and a happy blend of running and passing." Last year, when MSU was ranked No. 1 and Notre Dame No. 4, the Spartans scored a 123 victory and held the Irish to minus 12 yai-ds rushing and just 25 yards passing. But Notre Dame is better this year, said Daugherty, because "now they've got passing plus the same running." Arrest Two In Cock Fight Raid EDWARDSVnJLE, 111. (AP)Two men were arrested by Madison County sheriff's deputies when they raided a cock fight. The deputies seized two roosters and metal fighting spiu-s. Sheriff Barney Fraundorf sidd his deputies converged Sunday on an oudoor arena at State Park, an unincorporated area near Collinsville, and arrested Leonard Wells, 22, of Collinsville, and John Watkins, 26, of State Park. Match 9-0 And 8-0 Records! Micliigan State And Notre Dame Decide No. / Team Saturday NORMAN HARMON 313B S. 10th St. Mt. Vernon, lU. Phones: 2422744 Office—242 3882 Home This man can save you 10%. 15%, or more on your auto, home or business insurance! MILLERS MUTUNL OP ILUNOIS INSURANCi AUTO • HOItf By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The voles have been tabulated, and the results show what everybody already l<nows— Notre Dame will play Michigan State Saturday for the No. 1 spot in college football. Notre Dame, 8-0, is on top again this week and Micliigan State, 9-0, is second again in The Associated Press poll released today. The Irish drew 35 first-place votes in the weekly poll and a total of 420 points while the Si3artans were first on six ballots and accumulated 392 points. The rest of the Top Ten, with the exception of 10th place, remained the same as last week with Alabama third, Nebraska fourth, Georgia Tech fifth, Arkansas sixth. Southern California seventh, UCLA eighth and Georgia nintli. Purdue, lH-0 winners over Minnesota last Saturday, moved into 10th, replacing Tennessee which lost to Mississippi 14-7. Noti-e Dame has posted five shutouts this season while holding its opponents to a total of 28 points, and the Spartans have given up an average of just 10 points a game. The situation is nearly the same as it was last year when the teams met at Notre Dame. Michigan State was undefeated and needed a victory against the Irish to complete an unbeaten season and hold its No. 1 ranking in the country. The Spartans attained botli goals by winning 12-.'',, and al! tlie Irish got was their second loss of a season. The Spartans again need a victory—this time at home—to complete another unbeaten season and move from second to first in the national ranltings. The Irish, however, are .slioot- ing for their first undefeated, untied season since 19-19 and tlieir first national championship since the same year. Even if they get by Michigan State, tlirougli, they have another game against Southern Califoi'- nia the following wceli. Two otlier members of the Top Ten—Southern Cal and UCLA—are involved in Saturday's second biggest battle while four other teams are idle —Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia Tech and Georgia. Arkansas is at Texas Tech and Purdue hosts Indiana, The Top Ten, with first-place votes in parenthesis, and total points on 10-9 etc. basis: 1. Notre Dame (35) 420 2. Michigan State (S) ;«2 3. Alabama (1) :'.27 4. Nebraska 282 5. Georgia Tech 241 6. Arkansas (li 206 7. Southern Calif. 172 8. UCLA 136 9. Georgia 102 10. Purdue 37 NITE OWL LEAGUE Higli Games—Pat Jones 197; Bevei-ly Weingartner 194; Jane Kell 191; Ailene Arnold 180; Edna Chambliss 177; Ina Bridges 176. High Series—Pat Jones 543; Jajie Kell 542; Ina Bridges 495; Ailene Arnold 484; Jean Anthony 478; Beverly Weingartner 476. FELLOWSHIP LEAGUE High Games—C. Campbell 218212; C. Sigwerth 222; Woody Hicks 214; J. Corbin 207; Bill James 202. High Series—C. Campbell 601; Woody Hkks 584; C. Sigwertli 566; B. James .'55-1; H.yGregory 552; Wayne Hicks 534. CITY MCPHERSON IVIEMORIAL LEAGUE Higli Games—Art Reimer 243; Dee Myers 225; Tom Puckett 213; Ken Flowers 208; Owen Chelf 202•203; Everret Houston 203; Hugh Swafford 203. High Series-Harry Steanski 56,i; Owen Chelf 553; Art Reimer 551; Kon Flowers 536; Qiff Campbell 55L TOWN AND COUNTRY LEAGUE High Games—Ada Peraino 185; LaVin Breisacher 172; Maxine WaUin 174; Mable Bellamy 166; Margaret Edimonson 156; Opal May 152. High Series—Ada Peraino 489; LaVin Breisacher 477; Maxine Wallin 153; Flo Moore 447; Dbcie Stoneeipher 428; Mabel Bellamy '128. SATURDAY NIGHT J>nXED LEAGUE High Games—Gary Culli 221; Claude Payne 213; Sonny Russell 203; Pat Irvin 192; Conita Ga- Vetto 171; Pansy Capps 169. Higli Scries—Sonny Russell 548; Claude Payne 543; Ivan Mc- Connauglihay 529; Pat Iivin 507; I Reba Tucl<er 454; Pansy Capps J454. How can we sella 10<) cigar for 6 (5? It's no secret We mikt more cigars of one brand than anyont and spend only a Iract'm for advertising. Still, sometimes we wish we could sptA more advertising this fine ci^ar valus. But, we'd have to raise our pnce or tot our quality. Then, we might not ull n many. What do you think? King Edward Cigars Jacksonvilte, Floricto FREEMAN Classic Chukka You can live without 'em, but it makes life a lot easier to own a pair. Comfortable companions ready for anything . . . Sand Ruffit with action crepe soles. $'J D. H. WISE CLOTHING CO. Store For Young Men and Men Who Stay Young 9th & Main Mt. Vernon, III.

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