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10 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS THURSDAY, NCA^EMBER IT, 1P66 RAMS IN "BEST SHAPE" FOR CARBONDAU CLASH Centralia At Flora Aff. Vernon Shoots For 94 Season In Friday Nite Final Title At Stak« MTV Sophomores HitCarbondale On Vernois Field A clash of undefeated football teams at 7 o'clock tonight on Vernois Field will decide the South Seven Conference's underclass title for 1966. Sophomore squads from both Mt Vernon and Carbondalie early 7-0 records into tonight's league showdown. The Ram sophs, coached by Les Feuquay and Will Lee, have scored 209 points this season while allowing just 26 to seven opponents. Mt. Vernon has blanked Her^ tin, Fairfield, Benton ar^ Centralia. Only West Frankfort, a 26-13 loser to the Rams, managed two TD's against the locals. Harrisburg and Marion each scored once against Mt. Vernon, but Harrisburg lost 50-7 and Marion tumbled 43-6. No admission is charged to Ram sophomore games at home. Georgia Gets Cotton Bowl DALLAS (AP) — The Georgia Bulldogs will be named to oppose the Southwest Conference representative in the Dec. 31 Cotton Bowl football game, the Dallas N^s said today. Bowl officials will make public the name of the visiting team Monday, the day the National Collegiate Athletic Association permits such announcements. The Southwest Conference champion Is the host team each year. It is expected to be Arkansas, which needs only to defeat oft-beaten Texas Tech Saturday to win Its third straight title. Both Arkansas and Georgia have won eight of nine games going into their finals. Georgia, ranked ninth in the latest Associated Press poll, closes against No. 5 Georgia Tech Nov. 26. Arkansas is sixth. The News said Georgia became the top choice for the Cotton Bowl when word got out that Nebraska favored a trip to the Sugar. Bowl, where Alabama is expected to go. Prize Fighter Seriously Hurt CANTON, Ohio (AP) Greatest Crawford of Brooklyn, N.Y., lapsed into a coma and was rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after being knocked out by Marion Connor in a 10-round light heavyweight fight. Crawford, 28, was dropped with a left hook and counted out at 1:39 of the ninUi round. He was carried from the ring and Win, lose or draw, coach Gene Haile's Rams wind up one of Mt. Vernon's finest football seasons at Carbondale tonnorrow night. Game time is 8:00 at the Carbondale Community High field, located in the west side of the city on the road to Murphysboro. The Bams, 8-1 for the cam* palgn, can become Mt. Vernon's first 9-game ivlnners in football with a triumph in the Carliondale wrap-up. The host Terriers boast a 6-3 record for the year and have drubbed Harrisburg, Benton and Murphysboro in their last three starts. Carbondale's three losses this season were to Cape Girardeau, 14-11, Centralia, 42-20, and West Frankfort 20-17. The Terriers, 4-2 in the South Seven Conference, could gain a second-place tie with Mt. Vernon by springing an upset on their home field. Fifteen seniors will make their last footl»ll appearance for Mt. Vernon In the game at Caibondale. Comprising almost half of the Rams' 34-man squad will be seniors Jerry Kolmer, Dave Atkinson, Leonard Jackson, Jesse Bond, Marvin Kendriclts, Roger Lebichuck, Tim Pogue, Rodney Elliott, Oarence Mays, David Owens, Bob McL a u g h 1 i n, Charles Rohlfing, Eric Welles, David Bumette and Lin dell Knox. Atkinson, Kendricks, Pogue, Elliott, Mays, Owens, Welles, Bumette and Knox have been regular starters during the Rams' great season. —X— —x— Rams And Orphans Win Tough Games By MAJOR AMOS B. HOOFLE Fearless Forecaster Egad, friends, now we come to the piece de resistance of the 1966 footban season — the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, led by Ara Parseghian, versus the Spartans of Michigan State, commanded by that fighting Irishman Duffy Daugherty. Where will Dame Fortune cast her smile? On Hanratty and Eddy or Raye and Jones? On Seymour or Washington? On the rocklike defense of the Irish, with Kevin (270) Hardy in the vanguard, or the rugged Spartan defenders spearheaded by Bubba (278) Smith? Jove, those lads must eat steak four times a day! • « • Needless to say, I have canceled all appointments for Saturday so that I can be in Spartan Stadium to witness this classic. You needn't bother to look for me in the stands because long ago I adopted — hak-kaff — the practice of traveling incognito and in disguise lest by status as a celebrity detract from the main attraction— be it a major political convention or headline sports event! The winner? The Hoople System in a series of calculations too complicated to be explained here (Ed. Note: You can say that again, Major) has fingered the Irish to triumph by four points. Make it N.D. 28, Michigan St., 24. • * • And no sooner will the dust be settled at East Lansing, than 2,000 miles away a new cloud will rise over the Coli- Time Out seum at Los Angeles, as UCLA and Southern California collide to pick the western representative in the Rose Bowl. The Trojans have waited 12 long months to avenge the startling 20-16 setback suffered at the hands of UCXA in 1965. This week it will be a different story as the men of Troy smash the UCLANS, 30-19. » » « Many traditional meetings are on tap this weeWend with most of the interest centering on the Michigan-Ohio State, Purdue- Indiana, Oregon St. - Oregon, Penn Stiate-Pittsburgh, Tennessee - Kentucky, Utah-Utah State and Wasliington - Washington State clashes. My computations point to certain victories for Michigan, Purdue, Oregon State, Penn State and Utah, but watch for Tennessee and Washington State to confound the experts — hak-kaff! Now go on with the forecast. THE PKEPPERS Mt. Vernon 8S, Carbondale 20 CentralU 14, Flora 18 AND CX>IJLBGIANS Arizona St. 16, New Mexico 6 Iowa St. 24, Arixona 0 Wyo. 33, Brigham Younti 21 California 38, Stanford 20 Colorado 42, Air Force 12 Fiorida St. 21, Wake Forest 7 Citadel 19, Farman » Minnesota 11, Wisconsin 10 Yale, 17, Harvard 14 Holy Cross 26, .Connecticut 13 OkUhoina St. 14, KansM St. 8 Xavier 12, Kent St. 10 Tulsa 27, Louisville 20 Boston CoUese SO, Mass. 18 Purdue 28, Indiana 16 T.C.U. 15, Rice 14 Wm. & Mary 21, Richmond 0 Colgate 35, Rutgers 8 S.M.U. 22, Baylor 20 Temple 41, Bowling Green 21 Kentucky 18, TMUiessee 10 Arttansas 20, Texas Tech iX L.S.U. 16, Tulane S So, Calif. SO, UCLA 19 Utah 13, Utah St. 3 Maryland 35, Virginia 14 Wash. St. 12, Washington 8 Mempliis St. 8, Cincinnati 6 Notre Dame 28", Mich. St. 24 Mississippi 21, Vanderbilt 12 Missouri 14, Kansas IS Clemson 28, N. Carolina St. 20 Colo. St. U. 22, Wtehita St 17 No. Carolina 16, Duke 12 Chattanooga SS, No. Tex St. 18 Illinois 36, Northwestern 26 Michigan 20, Ohio St. 10 Oregon St. 18. Oregon 14 Dartmouth 39, Penn 9 Penn St. 23, Pltsburgh 0 Princeton 42, Cornell 16 Syracuse 40, W. Virginia 14 'We've never been more ready to go," said coach Halle this morning. "We're In the best physical oondlti<Hi, no handicapping Injury, since we met Vandalla In the season opener." The Ram-Carbondale final shares the spotlight with the Centralia-Flora climax at Flora tomorrow night Centralia, 8-1, and champion of the South Seven, meets undefeated Flora (9-0) winner of the North Egypt Conference. A mythical Southern Illinois championship hinges on the outcome. It wiU be the 25th football meeting of the Orphans and Wolves. Centralia holds a slender 12-11-1 edge over the years. However, in their last tangle- in 1956—Centralia hammered Flora, 53-0. Not Time Or Place For Faint-Hearted Spartans Huge-But Irish Are Even Bigger By WIL LGRIMSLE7 taken by ambulance to Timken Mercy Hospital. A hospital spokesman said there was some sort of pressure in his head and X rays were '"being taken. UNCLE PAUL NEEDS YOU! if You Are An Able Bodied Body Man With Lots And Lots Of Experience. Excellent solary, paid vacation, hospitalizo- tion plan, good working conditions, plenty of work. See Uncle Poul IMMEDIATELY EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Regner, Notre Dame's 245 -pDund offensive guard, was asked in South Bend Wednesday if he'd heard the threat made by Michigan State's Bubba Smith. "No, what did he say?" asked Regner, a barrel-chested senior from Kenosha, Wis. "He says he's going to get a piece of Regner Saturday?" "Did he say that?" replied Regner, his lips tightening. "If he wants a piece of me, he's going to have to come and get me. I plan to be around." Nobody knows where the report of Smith's threat came from — not even Bubba iiimself — but it's posted over Smith's picture in the Notre Dame dressing room. Regner and his Fighting Irish teammates can look at it every day and slowly come to a Iwil. Ttiis is just one of the examples of the intense heat being built up for the game Saturday between top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Michigan State, each bringing perfect records into their bitter rivalry. Michigan State co-eds are wearing buttons which read: Kill, Bubba, Kill. All in fun. of course, and the Irish retaliate with their old slogan: Hate State. There's no question that feelings are running high on both sides and the thick-necked, musde-bound linemen are caught in the middle of it. Both Coadi Ai -a Parseghian of Notre Dame and Coach Duffy Daugherty of Michigan State have predicted that the issue might be settled up front where giants collide with a sickening thud. Smith Is tiie goliath of the Michigan State line — a towering end who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs 283. He has the shoulders of an ox, hands like ham hocks and thighs as thick as a woman's waist. In the defensive unit with him are Jeff Richardson, 253; Nick Jordan, 228; Charles Bailey, 208; Pat Gallinagh, 214; Phil Hoag, 208, and Charles Thornhill, 201. Actually Smith will not be Regner's assignment. The guy who will have to take care of the Spartan giant is George (Soeddeke, who is 6-3 and 228 pounds. "Smith has strength, size and speed," says Goeddeke, who missed last year's game because of an Injury. "If you're not careful, he'll swarm all over you." IRISH AND SPARTANS ON THE TUBE ABC-TV Hollers "Uncle"Big Game Goes Nationwide NEW YORK (AP)—Officials of the American Broadcasting Co. and the National Collegiate Athletic Association raised theu- heads above the immense piles of mail that have been mounting up on their desks and hollered, "Uncle." Giving in to the protests of football fans around the country, ABC and the NCAA reversed policy Wednesday and decided to allow the nationwide televising of the Notre Dame- Michigan State game from East Lansing, Mich., Saturday. Most of the South will receive a delayed tape. The game, which matches the top two teams in the country, originally was to be viewed only in the East, Midwest and Southwest. Notre Dame has appeared nationally once this season and NCAA rules forbid two national appearances a year. But saying the game "has drawn the most widespread interest in college football in a decade and is completely unique," Herb Dorricott, of Colorado Western State College and chairman of the NCAA TV committee, meeting here Wednesday, devised the following nationwide television plan. The East, Midwest and South' west will see the game live, followed by UCLA-Southern Cah- fornia. The Northwest will see Notre Dame - Michigan State, followed by California-Stanford. The part of the South in the central time zone—including Texas, Oklahoma, most of Kansas and points east—will see Kentucky-'Tennessee live, followed by Notre Dame-Michigan State via tape at 5 p.m., CST. The part of the South in the Eastern time zone—including most of Maryland and Kentucky and points south—will see Kentucky-Tennessee live followed by a tape of Notre Dame- Michigan State at 5 p.m., EST. NEITHER CLUB HAS MUCH EXPERIENCE Kicking, Rusty Weapon, May Decide No. 1 Team By JERRV USKA SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) The rustiest weapon of either football jugemnaut, kicking, may resolve the titanic battle behveen top-ranked Notre Dame and No. 2 Michigan With Michigan State's tremendous size, Notre Dame is even bigger, in both offensive and defensive lines. Kevin Hardy, 6-5 and 270 pounds, is at one tackle and Pete Duranko, 235, is at the other for the Irish defense. The ends, Tom Rhoads and Alan Page, are 220 and 210, respectively. Linebacker Jim Lynch | weighs 225 and John Pergnine \ 210. The Irish defense has held the opposition to an avei-age of 175.5 yards a game — third best in the country. It has allowed the fewest points — 3.5 a game. The No. 1 Notre Dame defensive unit has yielded only one touchdown and has shut out five of the last six opponents. TYLERS JEFFERSON MOTORS INC 820 Jordan 'Southern Illinois Lorgcst A.utomobile Dealer" Pontiac Cadillac -Buick GMC Trucks Mf. Vernon East Lansing, Mich., Sahirday. "When two powerful defenses meet, the kicking game takes on significance for good field position and ultimately scoring," I Irish Coach Ara Parseghian State at • sij-essed jo^ay as tense expec- ' tancy vibrated over the Notre Dame campus. But Notre Dame, in Its relentless drive to eight straight victories, has punted only an average of 3.3 times per game and tried only two field goals both made good by place kicker Joe Azzaro. Michigan State's bare-footed kicking star, Dick Kenney, has punted an average of 4.6 times per game. Hawaiian Kenney was something less than aut<v matjc Richard with only four hits on 10 field goal tries. For the most part, neither Notre Dame nor Michigan State, —seeking a second successive perfect 10-0 regular season—had to won-y about putting the boot to outclassed .opponents. "Last year Kenney punted exceptionally well, and so did our Dan McGin,, when we lost to Michigan State 12-3," Parseghian recalled. "Ttiis year, our punting is adequate, with Bob Bleier and Bob Gladicux averaging 38.5 yards between them on 27 kicks. "Azzaro has made his only two field goal tries, but two years ago his pressure field goal gave us a 17-15 win over Pittsburgh just before we beat Michigan State 34-7." Azzaro has converted on 2S of 30 exb-a point tries, c<»npared with Kenney'c 39 -for <34 reootd. $120,747 Thi» Year Bill Casper Golf's New Money King By MURRAY ROSE HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) — BlUy Casper neared the end of his assault on golf's golden domination by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer when he teed off today in the first round of the $110,000 Houston Champions International Tournament. The .35-year-old Califomian, lean and fit as a gymnast, carried a $10,526 bulge over Nicklaus in the official money winnings list and could smash big Jack's record with a victory in this rich 72-hole competition, Casper, winner of the U. S. Open and akeady chosen as player of the year by the Professional Golfers' Association, has hauled in $120,747 this year compared with $110,221 for Nicklaus, the Mastei-s and British Open king, and $89,467 for Palmer. The sponsors have upped first prize from $20,000 to $32,000 and a victory would not only clinch Casper's first money winnings title but also would enable him to eclipse the all-time record of $140,752 set by Nicklaus last year. It's been either Nicklaus or Palmer at the top for the last four years. Nicklaus won it hi 1964 and 1965 and Palmer bagged it in 1962 and 1963. Second place is worth $13,000 here so a Nicklaus victory and a runner-up finish by Casper could stiU keep Billy at the top of the platinum pile. While it wouldn't help his bankroll, Casper's quest for the money title could be aided by high place finishes of other memliers in the star-studded field of more than 100. Pro golfers consider the money title as iiighly as baseball players do the batting championship. The outstanding cast for this last big money tournament of the season also includes Al Geiberger, the PGA champion; Bobby Nichols, the defender; Gene Littler, the World Series of Ck)lf winner; Canadian George Knudson, the winner of the Canada Cup's individual title at Tokyo last week, and 24 of the top 25 money winners of the year. Play will be over the 7,118- yard, par 36-25—71 Cypress Creek course of the Champions Golf Club, a beautifully manicured layout whose par was by 21 players in the pro-amateur tourney Wednesday. Carmi Lightw'ts At Junior High Two Carml junior lightweight teams will play Junior Ram cag- ers here tonight. The prelim game starts at 6:30, the feature at 8 o'clock. "We will use boys of like size and ability against the Carmi lightweights," said Ram coach Everett Thompson. "Seventh and eighth graders will compete in the prelim, but we'll start all eighth graders in the second game." The Junior Ram regulai-s will play at Olney tomoiTow night. Pro Super Bowl In Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first professional football championship matching the National and American leagues — the Super Bowl—wDl be played Jan. 15 in Memorial Coliseum, the Los Angeles Times reports. The Times said it learned Wednesday that NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle was in town to make arrangements for the game. But Rozelle was unavailable for comment, the Times said. The leagues must approve the site, the story said, but are expected to do so at a meeting Nov. 28 in New York. The Pro Bowl game, matching aU-star teams from the NFL would be played Jan. 22 ui the 95,000-seat Coliseum. INVITATION FOR SEALED BIDS Th» following describod roal •state Will bo told fo a suc- cotful bidder at 1 P.M., Do- comfaar 9, 1966: Outlots C, D E & F, & Lots 33, 36, 37, 58, 60, Country Heights Subdivision to tho City of Mt. Vernon, Jefferson County, Illinois. Bidders may obtain informa tion and copy of survey of properly from owner. Sealed bids will be accepted no later than 12:30 P.M., December 9, 1966. Owner reserves the right to reject ell or any bids, owners tit!* policy available. Th« First NationaJ Bonk And Trust Co., Mt. Vernon, IlL 433RD CAME FOR ODUS MITCHELL! North Texas St Coach Quitting After 42 Years (NEA Telephoto) ROBERTO CIement«, who paced the Pittsburgh Pirates to a near-miss finish for the National League pennant this year, has been named the most valuable player In the NL by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Clem- 4ente edged out Sandy Koufax for the honor. He Survives! ART ARFONS CRACKS UP AT580MPH By NELSON WADSWORTB BONNEVEIE SALT FLATS, Utah (AP) — Art Arfons survived a spectacular crash of his jet car going 580 miles an hour on these western Utah salt flats today. He was docked at speeds of 589.597 miles an hour just before the crackup. His cai-, the Green Monster, was demolished. Arfons was conscious but bleeding profusely alwut his face when he was pulled out of the wreckage and flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City. "Take your time getting me out of here," Arfons told his res- cuvers. He appeared to be in fairly good condition. As he climbed into the cockpit to start his record attempt he said: "I'm going to stand on the accelerator clear tiu-ough the mile." His car whizzed through the measm-ed mile where his speed is clocked. As the car passed the end of the measured mile it dipped sharply into the flats, skidded out of control, flipped end over end several times and rolled to a stop about two miles farther down the track. The front end was ripped off. Wheels flew off to the side. The car was a cumbled wreckage. Arfons, of Akron, Ohio, was trying to break the world land speed record of 600.601 miles an hour set on the flats by Craig Breedlove of Los Angeles a year ago. CLASSIC LEAGUB High Games—Bob Lbiville 213; Bob Webb 213-194; Wilney Braddy 211; John Lynn 199; Hal Stewart 190; Jim Wilbanks 189. High Series-Bob Webb 565; Bob Linville 546; Leo Schnan 542; Jim Wilbanks 535; John Lynn 532; Kelley Rector 523. STANDINGS W Endicott Fm-niture „ 25 One Hr. Martinizing 22 American Lounge 20 A & P Grocery 19 Francis Furniture 18 G. & H. Machinery 18 Eater Sheet Metal 15 Montgomery Ward - 7 WEDNESDAY ArTERNOON LEAGUE High Games—Mary Denham 203; Mary Stewart 202; Shiriey Parker 197; Sharon Davis 191; Barbara Dare 185; Betty Herbert 179. Higii Series—Mary Denham 503; Barbara Dare 499; Doris Edson 498; Sharon Davis 497; Shirley Parker 478; Roxie Gaunt 473. STANDINGS W L rang City Federal 23 U Sealtest Milk 21 n Elks „. 19 14 Double Cola 18% 14% Sapps Nursery ,., 18 15 Featherstun R.C.A 17 16 Jackson & Martin 16% 16% Illinois Lease Oper. ... 15 15 American Legion 14V4 18% Borden Market 14 19 Eniis Fine Foods 12V4 20% Mt, Vernon Transfer 9 21 HAPPY KEOLERS LEAGUE High Games-Geo. BaUey 2«; Max Harris 215; Rod Harper 213; Norman Cook 2U.; Ronnie Robinson 205; Ivan McConnaughhay 202. High Series-Geo. Bailey 596; Glen Littrell 575; Paul Carr 555; Bob Pitchford 552; Mark Lowery 547; Jim Mahkoutz 533. STANDINGS W Canteen — 29 Yaeger's 66 Service 27 Elks No. 1 26 Elks No. 5 24% Elks No. 2 24 Elks No. 6 20% Razorback Oil 19 Cable T. V _ _. 19 Lipp Construction 19 Illinois Power 18 Merriman's Furniture 16% Elks No. 3 „. 16 Elks No. 4 — 15 Lang Furniture — 14 General Radiator „ 12% Precision Engineering 12 By JACK DONOVAN DENTON, Tex. (AP) - Forty, two autumns ago Odus MitcheU sent his first football team onto the field at Post High School In West Texas. He makes his last trip to th« sidelines here Saturday when Nortli Texas State closes its 21st season under his leadership against Chattanooga. "I'm not letting myself think about it," Mitchell said. "It kind ol leaves a little pain to realize this is the last one. "Forty-two years is a long time in your life to let go of, but I don't want to concern the team with that. I just want them ready to win another game." Soft-spoken and friendly, Mitchell has spent his enture career as a head coach. The first half was at Texas high schools in Post, Slaton, Childress, Pampa and Marshall, where his teams won 165 games, lost 44 and tied eight. After Worid War H North Texas State sununoned him in 1946 to become only its seventh head coach in more than half a century. Before the start of the current season, Mitchell announced^ his coaching retirement because "it's time someone else does it." During the two decades here liis teams won 114, lost 83, tied nine and captured or shared nme championships in the Lone Star, Gulf Coast and (Missouri Valley conferences. With a fa won-lost mark thii fall and «^ nation's fourth best forward passing team, the Ea« gles just might get a bowl offer. "This kind of talk happened when we were winning good and went to Drake," he said, "and everyone knows what happened to us up there." North Texaj was upset 17-13. As he prepares for his 433n! and fmal walk into the field, Mitchell finds "it isn't easy but I guess it Is over." Offer To Track Wounded Deer Local deer hunters who wound but lose a quary can now get free "tracking service." A gi-oup of experienced Mt Vernon sportsmen have volunteered to track down and recover wounded animals. 'Hunters should mark the exact location where the wounded deer is last seen," said Troy Downs, one of the volunteere. "We will be able to track it from there." Assistance will he given to both shotgun hunters and archers. "Call at 1812 Stanley avenue or phone 244-1184 day or night," Downs said. SHOOTING MATCH BONNIE SADDLE CLUB NOV. 20, 1966-1:30 P.M. HAMS-TURKEYS-BACON CLOTHING SPECIALS 3 DAYS ONLY—FRI., SAT., MON. SUriS-TOPCOATS-SPORT COATS SUITS Reg $49.95 5yj"P§ ^ow $^^^95 Reg. $59.95 jyifj f^®^ *53^* Reg. $65.00 J^j|TS "" ^58^^ Reg. $75.00 JI'J •- ^^7*® TOPCOATS Reg. $55.00 ^Q^^YJ $^^50 Reg. $65.00 ^Q^fJ •- ^'^^ ^53*® Reg. $75.00 ^Qjj^fJ -• Now 50 SPORT COATS Reg. $34.50 ^Q^^^PJ -• ^3^®* Reg $39 95 ^Qj^ JS '^^^ $3 Reg. $45.00 QQ^JJ - Now $^Q50 D. H. WISE CLOTHING CO. Tht Siton For Young Men And Men Who Stay Young Mt. Vornon, III.

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