Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 19, 1966 · Page 6
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fHE REGISTER-NEWS -- MT. VERNON, !LLfNOIS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1966 CARBONDALE AERIALS UPSET RAMS IH SEASON FINAL, 19-14 Vernois Close With 8-2 Record Lead Changes Three Times; Terrier QB Dick Langdon Stars BATTLE FOR POLL POSITION COMMA^/OS THE HOMB FORCES 19, W/^ILB... Mt. Vernon's ground attack pushed Carbondale all over the field but the left-handed passing of Terrier quarterback .Dickie Langdon finally prevailed as Carbondale pulled •a 19-14 upset of the Rams on rain-soaked Bleyer Field last night. Langdon twice passed to ' sfx-foot-two end Phil Gilbert for touchdowns, the final score coming with 2:06 to play. Langdon a'so scoreci Car- bondole's first TD on a quarterback sneak. Marvin Kendricks got Mt. Vernon's first touchdown on a 49- yard run in the second quarter. After Carbondale took the lead at 12-7 in the final period, the Rams marched 78 yards to regain the edge at 14-12 with 2:50 to play. David Atkinson churned across from two yards out on a fourth down play for what appeared to be the winning TD. Willie Shields booted both extra points for Mt. Vernon despite the muddy field and slippery ball. A comparatively small crowd watched the tough final game which was played in a cold, THE YARDSTICK MTV Carb. 15 ....246 ..... 8 .... 3 _ 47 7 Net (scrimmage) 287 Yards penalized — 20 Number of punts 3 Punting average 21 Punting average — 21 First downs ... Yards rushing Pass attempts Completions ., Yards passing Yards lost 8 70 19 7 101 3 168 35 3 46 46 Illinois High School Football Flora 20, Centralia 0 Carbondale 19, Mt. Vernon 14 SOUTH SEVEN Centralia Mt. Vernon Carbondale W. Frankfort.... Benton Herrin W 7 5 ...5 _ 4 _ 3 .. 2 ._ 1 . 0 L Pts. Opp. 0 231 2 167 154 314 93 77 51 61 60 71 96 82 102 162 206 179 drizzling rain from start to • finish. The field was in good shape when liie game got un. derway but it was muddy and the footing treacherous by the final quarter. The defeat was a letdown for coach Oene Haile's Rams who were striving to become Mt. Vernon's first nine-game winners in a football season. The Vernois closed with an 8-2 record, only other defeat , coming by 20-19 count at Cen. tralia. The Terriers were elated over r the upset triumph. They staged i. an impromptu celebration at mldfield as the game ended, 'i hoisting coach Vern Pollock ' shoulder high. , Carbondale ended the cam- I' paign with a 7-3 record and ; pulled into a tie with Mt.Ver- l; non for runner spot in the South Seven Conference with last night's win. {; West Frankfort can make It a ;i' three-way deadlock for second :;: place by whipping Benton on Thanksgiving Day. Rams Dominate Early i: It was all Mt. Vernon In the i; first half. The Rams stacked Harrisburg .. Marion Game Remaining (Thursday, Nov. 24) W. Frankfort at Benton. up 10 first downs to none for Carbondale, and compiled 181 yards rusliing to 12 for the Terriers. But the score was just 7-0 at halftime. Atkinson intercepted Langdon's first aerial in the opening quarter and the Rams drove to Carbondale's one-yard line where Mike Pollock saved the Terriers by pouncing on a Mt. Vernon fumble. After a scoreless first period, Carbondale got a break when an attempted Mt. Vernon punt was messed up. A Kendricks Goes 49 Yards The Terriers took over on the Ram 25 but could make no headway and Langdon's field goal boot was short. Mt. Vernon started from its own 4-yard line and Kendricks, Bruce Rutherford and Atkinson packed for three first downs to the' 49. Rutherford's 24-yard gallop highligtited the attack. Kendricks then swept to his left, broke free and outran everybody to the end zone. Shields booted for a 7-0 lead. Neither team threatened again in the first half, but Carbondale hit the scoreboard to start the third quarter. Terriers Lead 12-7 The Terriers staged their only ground offensive show of the game and got help from a key 7-yard pass from Langdon to Gilbert as they moved for five first downs and 65 yards to score. The extra point attempt faUed and the Rams maintained a 7-6 edge. Langdon's 64-yard punt put the Rams in a hole just minutes later. Starting at their one-yard line, the Vernois missed a first down and Greg Goodman's punt carried only to the 20. On second down, Langdon dropped bad< and fired a 20-yard strike to Gilbert to put the Terriers on top, 12-7. Shields charged in to block the conversion attempt. Rams Regain Edge The Rams fought back to battie the clock. The Terriers had bad breaks for a go-ahead TD with 2:50 to play. The drive went 78 yards with Kendricks and Atkinson each turning in a big running play and Tommy WiUiams hitting SWEET SECTEEN LEAGUE High Games—Mosey McDonald 187; Bob Dunn 181; Al Swart2 181; Betty McDonald 173; Donna Anderson 170; Doris Edson 166. High Series—Walt Thrasher 500; Bob Dunn 487; Mossey McDonald 477; Jan Dixon 454; Betty McDonald 443; Helen Carr 440. STANDINGS W B. J.'s 18 Questionables 18 The Cons 15>4 Strikes and Spares 15 Hi Lo's 14 The Spinners 14 Dry Holers 13% The Loafers ..- 12 L 12 12 14% 15 16 16 16% 18 Centralia Can't Challenge Flora Hits Orphans 20-0; Best In Egypt! OPPONENT WEEPS AT NEWS OF DEATH 'Greatest' Crawford Was Guy Who Loved To Fight Would You Believe? Gen. Willlaiii C. Westmore- 'land is often under enemy fired uring his IShour days {of leading the war in Vict Nam. To compensate him for his life and deatli decisions he is paid $27,400 a year. In a much safer war — 1 the federal governraont's war on poverty — Hie gen- lerals face notliing more ' rowing than the slings and arrows of outraged unfortunates. But the pay is more generous. Even the deput>' director of the war on poverty makes about .$1,000 a year more thiin the rugged commander of American forces In the real war. General Westmoreland's deputies are not nearly so well compensated. Take Gen. Harry VV. O. Klnnard, a typical division commander with direct combat resiKinsibiiities in the real war. Ho earns a total of $32,630. Washington's waron-poverly office pays its lobbyist $2,500 a year more than that Even its' top publicists make more than real generals. Of course our courageous generals fighting the Viet Nam War aren't In it for tbe pay. Nor, no doubt, is salary the only Inducement to those who wave wooden swords in Washington. But, as Erasmus noted; War is sweet for those vpho do not really know It. Two More L/ons In Bar Scuffle DETROIT (AP)-A Brighton, Mich., man said he was involved in a scuffle Friday night with Detroit Lions linebackers Mike Lucci and Wayne Walker outside a Detroit bar. David Smith, 25, told Detroit police Walker struck him on the forehea^l as he left the Townsman Lounge in Detroit's Northwest Side. Walker, contacted late Friday night, admitted there was a fracas. Walker said he and Lucci were provoked by Smith and four companions as they left the bar. Smith reportedly suffered a cut and bruises on his forehead, but refused medical attention. The altercation follows a similar incident two weeks ago involving Lions quarterback Karl Sweetan. Shields with a 22-yard pass. Kendricks got a first down on the eight but a 15-yard penlaty put Mt. Vernon back on the 23. Williams passed to Atkinson for 17 yards to the six, then the Terriers held Kendricks to four yards on two tries. On fourth down Atkinson smashed over and Shields booted for a 14-12 Ram lead. Langdon Fires Strikes But Ram jubiliation was short­ lived. The Terriers took over on their 40 when Mt. Vernon's kickoff went, out of bounds. Langdon passed to Terry Wallace for 15 yards, then hit Russ Mayer for 13 and a first down on Mt. Vernon's 32. The next three Langdon aerials were incomplete, though one just slipped through Gilbert's fingers in the end zone. On fourth down, the Terrier southpaw whipped a long one and Gilbert made a great catch over Ram defender Bob Donoho. Tlie versatile Langdon then booted for a 19-14 lead. The kickoff and one play put Mt. Vernon into Carbondale territory on the Rams' final chance —but a fumbled snap from center was recovered by the Terriers who proceeded to run out the clock. CANTON, Ohio (AP)—Greatest Crawford's idol was Floyd Patterson and his ambition was to be the light heavyweight champion of the world. That was before he was knocked out in the ninth round of a tight at Canton's Memorial Auditorium Wednesday night. Crawford died early Friday He never got back up. Crawford died early Friday following surgery .Thursday for a blood clot on the brain. He was knocked out by Canton's Marion Conner in the 10-round bout. Crawford's mother, Mrs. Mattie Crawford, 51, a practical nurse from Brooklyn, N.Y., flew here Thursday night to be at his bedside. The boxer never regained consciousness and died several hours after she arrived. "I hated boxing and I never wanted my son to be a fighter," said Mrs. Crawford, the mother of 10 children. Crawford started boxing as an amateur at 17 and three years later he turned pro. He was single. "It was Ills big love," she said. "He just lived to fight and was at the gym every day to train." Mrs. Ci'awford saw her son box twice. "I must have been a good luck omen for him. He won both fights, but I hated the cruelty of boxing." She was asked why she named her son "Greatest." "He was such a beautiful, fat baby wlio weighed 11 pounds, and to me he just looked like the greatest. I decided to name him that." The man who knocked Crawford out, Conner, said he cried at the news of Greatest's death. Conner attempted to console Mrs. Crawford. She, In turn, consoled him. "It's one of those things that happens," she told him. "I know you didn't want it this way." Jack Barbre Bags A Deer Jack Barbre, 2206 Casey Avenue, bagged a deer Friday morning near Frisco, in Franklin county. The buck deer weighed 114 pounds. TYLER'S JEFFERSON MOTORS rNC. 820 Jordan "Southern Illinois Largest Automobile Dealer" Pontiac—-Cadillac —Buick—GMC Trucks Mf. Vernon K.C. CHIEFS CAN ALL BUT LOCK IT UP ROCKETTES LEAGUE High Games—-Brigetta Olsen 200; Mildred Parr 195; Mabel Fulford 167; Margaret NaOich 181; Betty Ahlf 166; Jo Beasley 163. High Series—Winnie Lee 4tli; Brigetta Olsen 458; Mildred Parr 459; Margaret NaUich 449; Mabel Fulford 437; Pat Bailey 429. STANDINGS W L Dr Pepper 27 15 Georgetown Life 25 17 Hawkin'!J Pastry 24 18 Siemer Milling 23 19 Peg's Beauty Shop 20 22 Lang's Furniture 18 24 Fulford Construction 17 15 Maid-Rite _ _ 13 29 WHIRL-A-WAY LEAGUE High Games—Ada Peraino 214; Mildred Page 181; Helma Brown 181; Mabel Fulford 174; Pack Henry 172; Velma Sammons 170. High Series—Ada Peraino 537; Velma Sammons 502; Mabel Fulford 493; Helma Brown 479; Mary Reynolds 460; fiarriet Kelley 454. STANDINGS W Kinman Gas 26 Courtney Movers 24 23 , 22 .22 22 . 20 By MKE RECHT The Kansas City Chiefs can all but lock up the Western Division of the American Football League Sunday by opening the door for Buffalo in the Eastern Division. The Chiefs, leading the West by two games over Oakland, take the key into their game against Boston, which sits one half length back of leading Buffalo in the East. A Kansas City victoi-y would keep the Chiefs at least two games ahead with three contests remaining, and would severely crimp the hopes of the Patriots, 5-3-1, should Buffalo, 63-1, win at Houston, as expected. Kansas City, 8-2, which beat the Pats 43-24 earlier, takes the AFL's top total offense and rushing offense into the game. But Mike Garrett, Bert Coan and Curtis McClinton, all among the league's top rushers, must get by the circuit's leading rushing defense, while Kansas City must contain Boston's Jim Nance, the top ground-gainer. A standoff on the ground could put the game in the hands of Len Dawson of the Chiefs, No. 2 among AFL passers, who has thrown 22 touchdown passes. Buffalo moves into Houston, 37, with only one loss in its last eight games after holding its last two opponents without a touch down. The Bills also boast a balanced offense led by runners Bobby Burnett, No. 2 in the AFL, and Wray Carlton and passer Jack Kemp. Houston's pass-heavy offense relics on Don Trull, who took over for George Blanda last week. Oakland, 6-4, tries to keep pace with Kansas City when it unleashes the league's best defense and passer Tom Flores at Denver, 2-7. The Broncos will be trying for their second straight upset after surprising Boston 1710 last week. In the other game, the sinking New York Jets 4-4-1, try to snap a four-game losing streak against Miami, 2-7, and keep alive their titie hopes. The Jets are missing injured Matt Snell, but still have Joe Namath throwing to George Sauer Jr. All games will be regionally televised. In the National League, Chicago Invades Green Bay, Baltimore plays at Detroit, Washington moves to Cleveland, Dallas travels to Pittsburgh, Minnesota is at Los Angeles, Philadelphia at San Francisco and Atianta at New York. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) Officials of the Western and American hockey leagues will meet in New York City Nov. 28 to digcuu mergeiv PREP SCORES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tim. Christian 88, Glenwood 68 niiana Chr. 75, Fr. Parker 58 Chgo Christian 61, Granville, Mich., 33 Reavis €.. Stagg 33 Luther No. 68, Hales Franciscan 58 West Leyden 95, Elmwood Pk. 72 East Leyden 70, St. Pati-ick 60 Maine West 48, Barrington 37 St. Benedicts 60, North Park 39 Glenbard West 75, Fenton 58 Palatine 38, New Trier . 36 Fenwick 72, St. Laurence 59 Grant 72, McHenry 44 New Trier E. 63, Lyons 58 Brother Rice 76, Weber 65 Woodstock 64, Gary Grove 56 York 89, Maine South 69 Decrfield 63, Lake Forest 58 Evanston 76, Niles West 49 Crystal Lake 73, Grayslake 50 Greysville 80, Bi-ussels 45 Ashland 46, Williamsville 45 Pleasant Plains 65, Riverton 52 Thompsonville 80, Woodlawn 57 Dongola 72, Cobden 60 Mascoutah 67, Gibault 60 Odin 73, Ashley 73 Ramsey 75, Patoka 63 Lebiinon 67, Wesclin 57 Effingham St. Anthony 44, Beecher City 42 Mulberry Grove 55, Breese 45 Cisne 57, LaGrove 53 Egyptian 75, Gorham 51 Century 62, Joppa 56 Brookport 76, GoreviUe 35 GrayviUe 89, Crossville 64 Highland Pk 64, Glenbrook N. 56 St. Rita 63, Gordon Tech 56 Libertyville 55, Maine E. 47 De Paul Academy 67, Leo 53 Hinsdale Cent. 66, Morton E. 57 Sabula 72, Thompson W Elizabeth 75, Chadwick 71 Grant 72, McHenry 44 Richmond 61, Williams Bay, Wis., 51 Milford 56, Piper City 50 Hopedale 66, Tri-Valley 43 Minier 69, Danvers 49 Roberts 66, Buckley 40 Terre Haute, Ind., 64, Mars-hall 47 / Stcw-Sti-as 72, Nobl/ 65 Cowden 78, Findlay 52 Dieterich 48, Neoga 42 Windsor 53, Altamont 49 Allendale 70, Sumner 46 Tower HiU 75, Herridt 39 Westfield 81, Young America Lang Furniture Dark Jewelers D-X Fuel OU Y.M.C.A CXury's Advertising Nu Bowl Lanes 19% City of Mt. Vernon _ 17V4 Gingham Kitchen 16 Virginia's Cafe - 14 Dodson's Electi-olux .... 8 L 13 15 16 17 17 17 19 19% 21% 23 25 31 79 Tri-City 58, Mt. Auburn M Brockton 55, Newman 37 Shrisman 57, Scottiand 56 Jamaica 60, East Lynn 44 Rossville 61, Catiln 40 Potomac 66, Urbana Unlv 42 Rankin 95, Cissna Park 56 Wellington 68, Sheldon 51 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Milt Bruhn, who twice led his U. of Wisconsin football team to the Rose Bowl, resigned as head coadi after three losing tea- sons, I FRIENDSHIP LEAGUE High Games — Norma Morris 188; Thelma Morris 184; Virginia Lance 175; Mary Denham 170; Lois McBride 168; Oeo Sandusky 167. High Series—Thebna Morris 472; Virginia Lance 470; Jean Gutzler 448; Norma Morris 448; Sherry Meadows 446; Marion Bethel 438. STANDINGS Flora's unbeaten Wolves upheld the honor of the North Egypt Conference last night by grinding up the Centralia Orphans by a surprising 20-0 score. Centralia was undefeated In seven games to earn the 1966 South Seven Conference crown, , One of the largest crowds ever attending a southern Illinois football game watched the collision of the conference champs at Flora. Marvin Tibbs scored tlie first Flora touchdown early in the opening period on an 8-yard pass from Steve Oglcsby. A pass interception had given Flora the ball in Orphan territoi-y. The Wolves recovered a Centralia fumble later in the first quarter and Oglesby rammed for a touchdown from four yards out. Flora's great fullback, JeiTy Hemphill, counted the fintU TD on a four-yard plunge in the third quarter after another fumble recovery. The Wolves completely dominated the mythical Bouthom Illinois championship gome. Centralla's deepest penetration of the game was to Flora's 18-yard line. Flora closed the campaign with a 10-0 record, only undefeated team in Littie Egypt. Centralia finished 8-2. It was the last outing for retiring coach Jim Evers of the Orphans. The victory gave Flora an even split with Centralia in 25 football meetings during the years. The series is now tied 12-12 with one game tied. Henderson Scores 23 Junior Rams Sink OIney For 4th Win Ronnie Henderson scored 23 points last night as Mt. Vernon's Junior Rams downed a host Olney club 50-35. It was the'fourth win of the season for coach Everett Thompson's Casey High cagers who have lost once. Mt. Vcmon jumped to an 11-0 lead and Olnoy never got closer than eiglit points during the game. David Dude scored 10 for the Rams, Larry Mays 9, Ricky Owens 4 and Mark Rubenacker and Steve Troutt 2 apiece. Miller hit 9 and Cantwell 8 to lead Olney. The Ram varsity averaged .415 from the field. Olnoy's seventh graders top. ped Mt. Vcmon in the prelim, 37-29. • The Rams play at Marion next Tuesday night. Both 6 Under Par Knudson And Dickinson Share Lead Featherstun's Maytag Brown's Market _ Plad Stamps Jeri-Elen Kennels Ward Insurance — Security Bank — J. Wielt Excavating . Betty's Beauty Bar 18 Hamilton Memor. Hosp. General Radiator 17 Rec. Unit Shoe Co. 15 Avons Specials — 9 W L 25 14 24 15 23 16 23 16 22 17 21 18 19 20 21 18 21 7966 Grid Death Total 9 Players By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS aaude Smithey, a 210-pound tackle, appeared in 10 plays in Arkansas' game with Texas A&GM Oct. 29. Last Tuesday he became the latest footbaU player to die this season. The unofficial toll for 1966 to date is nine. Smithey, married and the father of a baby girl, collapsed after the game and was hospitalized for brain surgery. He never emerged from a coma. Last spring, the 23-year-old player from Searcy, Ark., underwent brain surgery for the removal of a blood clot, but physicians cleared him to play again. Arkansas coaches reported game film showed Smithey was not hit on the head during the 10 plays he played. Once again high school football was hardest hit by fatal injuries. Last Season at least 22 high school players died. Statistics also showed that from 1931 through 1964 a total of 328 school players died as a direct result of football Injuries compared to 253 on the sandlot, professional, semlpro and college levels. There were 146 high school deaths as an indirect result of football injuries compared to 131 for the others. The death of one high school player this year was indirectly caused by a football injury. A high school Junior varsity player In Western Pennsylvania died last Tuesday after going Into shock during minor surgeiy for torn knee ligaments. Other deaths this season included : John Perrault, 18, of Shawano, Wis., High School, died Oct. 15 of injuries suffered when tackled in a game Oct 7. Thomas White, 19, of Southern Methodist University, collapsed on the practice field March 3 and died eight hours later of a Rookie Dave Bing Hits 35 For Pistons By niE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Detroit Pistons' consolation award is beginning to make them glad they didn't win first prize. Rookie Dave Bing, whom the Pistons picked in the National Basketball Association draft when they lost Cazzie Russell by a flip of the coin to New York, had his best night in the NBA Friday, scoring 35 points and leading Detroit to a 121-118 victory over Los Angeles. Detroit Coach Dave DeBus- schere, once distraught at losing Russell, now says of Bing, "I haven't been around many kids coming in with an attitude like his." But it isn't Bing's attitude that has been helping the Pistons of late. The former Syracuse star pumped in 24 points in the second half, bringing the Pistons back from a 63-54 halftime deficit. Bing got his first start Thursday in a Detroit victory over New York and scored 20 points. He could be in the starting lineup for some time to come. In other NBA games, Philadelphia crushed Chicago 145-120 and Boston beat Baltimore 143119. The Pistons and Lakers were tied 10 times in the final period before Ray Scott dropped in a pair of free throws and DeBus- schere put in four more, putting the game out of reach. By IVIUBRAY ROSE H0US1X)N, Tex. (.\P) — A trip to Tokyo might just have been tlie right prescription to cure George Knurlson's golf ills. The skinny Canadian, a non- winnor on tlie pro circuit this year, had a good crack at the $21,000 first prize money tn the Houston Oiampions International Golf Tournament today. Tlie 29-ycar-old Cinadlan and Gardner Dickinson, Jr., another thin man who lc-)ks like he just came out of a pencil sharpener, shared the halfway lead by a stroke at 136—six under par—in the pressure-packed pursuit of $110,000 in prize money. Knudson is fresh from his vic- toi-y last week over Jack Nicklaus and Arnie Palmer, among other internationalists, in the individual part of the Canada Cup competition at Tokyo. , Like Palmer and Nicklaus, the 5-foot-lO, 145-p3und Toronto pro has been having h-ouble adjusting his sleep to the day-night turn-around from Tokyo. "I took a sleeping pill Wednesday night and I did fine with a 6S," said Knudson. So he took another Thursday night and shot anotlior 6S Friday. Before anyone could ask if h» was going to take any more pills, Knudson said: "Yes, I'm going to take them here as long as I'm shooting like this." Knudson had five birdies and two bogeys in registering a threa under-par 34-34-6S to go with hia opening 68. Dickinson, a 5-foot-ll, 130- poundcr from Alabama but playing out of Los Tree Village, Fla., pitched his way to a four-under- par 35-32-67 to go with his 69. The 7,118-yard, par 36-35—71 Cypress Creek course of tho Champions Golf Club took a severe poundin;:; on the second of two summery days. Don Sanders, wilh 70-67, and Gene Lilticr, with 71-66, were just a stroke off the pace witlj 137. Have Beer Store; Will Sell Mike Schrems of Saginaw, MIeli., IIIIH r«)<>tiiv«^t Itlioim eaUs and letters from all ovor tho ciMiiiliy. tmi U »m IMMWS for a buyer for his beer stori* In «*\t'ltHiittt* for tMf UeM» to tlie Notre Danio-Mlchlguii tiiMts foo(lt »U «(»1(IB uttil #5,700. iAV, WiriiikKolol,

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