Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on November 23, 1966 · Page 11
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Wednesday, November 23, 1966
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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1966 THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS 11 New Pro Basket League For'67 LOS ANGELES (AP) - A new professional basketball Ipague is ready for tlie 1967-68 season and the owners won't hesitate to raid the National Basketball Association for players, a founder says, John McShain, of John McShain & Associates in Anaheim, Calif., told the Los Angeles Times Tuesay that the Ameri- ran Basketball Associtlon "is all •et." Teams will be placed in Los Angeles, Anaheim, Seattle, Atlanta, Phoenix, Cleveland, Indianapolis, New York, Louisville, iVIemphis, Dallas and Houston, IMcShain said. The problem of players was broached, and McShain was asked if the league would raid the NBA. "Why not?" he replied. There will also be a di-aft. the Times said, and plans will be announced next wedt in Chicago. Would Drop 4 Passenger Trains ST. LOUIS, Mo. 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Vernon Florida Ace Gets Heisman! Steve Spurrier Is No. / In College Ball EXERCISING HIS OPTION By F. T, MACFEELY GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Steve Spurrier was on the practice field Tuesday doing calisthenics with his Florida teammates less than two hours after he learned he won the Heisman Trophy as the outstanding college football player of 1966. "There's not much chance to celebrate," Sputrler told newsmen at a hastily arranged press conference. "We've got Miami to think about, and you can't let up before a game like that," he said. Spurrier was as poised before the cameras and floodlights and endless questions as he has been on the Saturdays he has led the Gators from behind to nearly unbelleveable victories. "It was certainly a thrill," he admitted. "The margin I won it by shocked me a little, though," he said. "Florida didn't play on television this season and we were not seen over the country." He got ,433 of the 869 first- place votes from the nation's sports writers and a total of 1,679 points. Second-place Bob Griese of Purdue had 184 firsts and 816 points. Next in points were Nick Eddy of Notre Dame 456, Gary Beban of UCLA 318, Floyd Littie of Syracuse 296 and dint Jones of Michigan State 204. Florida and Spurrier will be seen on television in the Orange Bowl game against Georgia Tech the night of Jan. 2. He is looking forward to it. At every opportunity, he mentioned Viis teammates, sharing with them this and all other honors he might win. "I know the other players are almost as happy as I am," he said. "They are a great bunch. With this team it's all for one." He was asked to look ahead, beyond this Saturday's regular season wind-up against Miami, beyond his trip to New York to receive the Heisman Trophy Dec. 1, beyond the Orange Bowl at Miami, beyond the Hula Bowl in Hawaii, Jan. 6 — to the time he will play as a professional. "I don't know which team will draft me," he said. "Some people say it will be the New York Giants. It I do go to the Giants, it will be a real opportunity, but I won't talk to the pros until after the Orange Bowl — officially or unofficially." AUCKLAND, N.C. (AP) Bob Charles of New Zealand won the Hastings Golf Tournament Tuesday and set a national 72-hole record of 265. Junior Rams Rally To Sink Marion, 4h35 Mt. Vernon's Junior Rams closed with a four-quarter rush to pull out a 41-35 triumph at Marion last night. The Rams trailed 6-5 at the quarter, 19-15 at halftime and 30-27 after three periods. It was the fifth win of the season for coach Everett Thompson's locals as against one defeat. Ronnie Henderson led Mt. Vernon with 16 points, Larry Mays hit 8, David Dude 10, Ricky Owens 6 and Mark Ruben- adter 1. Cooksey tallied 17 and McAnn- ely 9 for Marion. Just 12 fouls were whistled in the wide open game, seven against Marion and five against the Rams. Larry James was high with 10 points but Mt. Vernon's seventh graders dropped the prelim, 3627. The Junior Rams play the first home game of the regular season next Tuesday night against Salem. Oscar Sparks Royals To Win NEW YORK (AP) - In school you learn the three Rs. Tuesday night, the Cincinnati Royals gave New York a basketball lesson in the two Rs — Robertson and Robinson. Super star Oscar Robertson played the kind of game expected of him and Flynn Robinson spurred a Cincinnati surge as the Royals beat the Knickerbockers 121-118 in the second game of a National Basketball Association doubleheader at Madison Square Garden. Baltimore defeated San Francisco 125-117 in the first game. There was no other NBA action. "They're adding better players each year," said Oscar. "At least it seems that way to me. It's getting tougher to win." One of those better players looks like Flynn, a rookie from Wyoming who missed all of the 196&^ NBA season because of a severe virus infection. Flynn, who didn't get into the game until just three minutes were left in the third period, sparked the Royals' fourth quarter drive in which they outscored New York 36-25. In the final 12 minutes, Flynn a 6-footer with quick moves, hit on five baskets, pulled down two rebounds and made several steals. He finished with 12 points. EVERY PLANT GETS ITS EQUAL SHARE OF EVEN-SPREADING CROP PRODUCING GOLDEN URAN LIQUID NITROGEN When you Foil top-dress your wheat with Golden URAN liquid nitrogen, the sproy covers every one of the 5,292,864 square inches per acre of your soil so that every plant gets the same amount of quick-acting and long-lasting nitrogen. This means fost, uniform growth of your entire field and the same schedule of maturity for every plant. You get on earlier horvest of big groin heads that ore all ripe and ready for the combine ot the some time. Foil opplicotion of Golden URAN promotes stooling os the number of tillers o wheat plant shoots is determined during the winter. A plant only develops a large number of tillers when oil necessary plant nutrients ore available before spring growth starts. Also, by foil opplicotion you eliminote the problern of opplicotors cutting ruts in your field next spring. We Aro Now In A Position to Spreod Your Golden Uron On Your Wheat And Your Corn Stolks. PHONE: M. D. BURKETT FARM PROPERTIES 244-0532 -'244-2889 Robinson Knee Surgery "Okay 11 BALTIMORE (AP)-An orthopedic specialist who removed a cartilage and piece of bone from the lame right knee of Baltimore Oriole outfielder Frank Robinson Tuesday has termed the operation "successful." The 31-year-old ball player, who won the American League's triple crown of batting and the Most Valuable Player award, will be hospitalized for a week to 10 days. He wiU be on crutches for an additional one to three weeks after returning to his Los Angeles home. By late December, he will begin a series of mild exercises and six weeks later will be able to start working with weights. Robinson was reported resting comfortably Tuesday night. He injured the knee last June while rounding first base in an Oriole-Yankee game. Ex-Centra I ia Writer Dies ST. LOUIS (AP) - Gerald R. Thorp, a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Disptach and former war correspondent, died Tuesday of cancer in a St. Louis hos- pitaL Tijorp, 52, will be buried Friday following funeral services at the First Christian Church in Centralia, HI. Thorp joined the Centralia Sentinel in 1936 after graduation from Drake University. His news career also included stints on the Evansville (Ind.) Press, Chicago Daily News, Newsweek Magazine; Scripps- Howard Newspapers, Chicago Sun-Times, and San Diego Union. ... He covered World War II In tlie Pacific theater for the Chicago Daily News. He also covered the Korean War for the Chicago Sun-Times. Survivors include his v«fe, Ruth; a son and two daughters. MEET- JAMES D. SHACKLEFORD The New Credit Manaffer Of Montgomery Waard Shackelford has been transferred from Richmond, Ind. to assiune the position ot credit naaniiKer for the hew Mt. Vernon MontR:omery Ward store. Mr. Shackelford brifififs with him many years ot credit experience and is looking tor^vard to doing business with people of the Mt Vernon aj-ea. (.Pd. Adv.) IQ'S ARE HIGH—BUT FOOTBALL LOW California Has Two Of Nation's Finest Losers ify ROBERT NISUBERT PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Last weekend, two Southern California football teams stepped onto the field with perfect seasons. But Claremont-Mudd faltered, scoring a 42-7 triumph that allowed the California Institute of Technology to emerge with an unblemished record. . Caltech racked up its second straight perfect year with an 08 mark, making it 23 losses in a row for the team known both as the Beavers and Engineers. Since Claremont-Mudd entered the fray with an 0-8 record, the game could be considered for the mythical title as the worst college team in the nation. Caltech eliminated any doubt about its supremacy when it unleashed its legendary point-a- minute squad on defense "That battered aggregation limited the opposition this season to 387 points, while the offense rolled up 54. Liast season, the Beavers or Engineers ground out 32 points and allowed 296. Although Caltech hasn't won a game since early in 1964 when it downed Los Angeles Pacific, this season had its highlights. Caltech held LaVeme to 34-8, the closest losing margin of the season and the Beavers rolled for two touchdowns against Azusa-Pacific while giving upon 55 points. . . The Engineers use the caver- nouse Rose Bowl for home games where attendance sometimes soars to 2,000 students — most of them wanderers from visiting schools. Bert LaBrucherie, the Caltech mentor, once was head coach at UCLA, where he led the Bruins to an unbeaten season in 1947. Unfortunately, his lads were beaten, 45-14 by Illinois in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day and it was suggested that he resign. After a spell of selling automobiles, LaBrucherie accepted the head position at the California Institute of Technology. Grades and classes come before sports at Caltech. The school offei's no inducements to athletes and does no recruting, so LaBrucherie has to fasluon teams out ot scholars. This season 21 students showed up for the opening day of practice, including 15 letter winners. "My players probably have the highest IQ average of any team in the country," LaBru­ cherie says. "Judging by our record, this proves plainly that football is more than a game of brains." THE COST OF LITTER NEW YORK UPi — Litter clean-up costs U.S. taxpayers an estimated $500 million annually, Keep America Beautiful reports. 1966 PLYMOUTH SPORTS FURY 2 door hardtop, forqutfiite trantmiision, power brakes and steering, radio, heater, bvcket seats; console, on* owner, traded in on new Plymouth.' Cleanest Used car in town. S&W MOTOR CO. 1101 Salem Road Need Big Wins Nebraska, Texas Go For Broke Nebraska's polh chances and Texas' bowl chances will be at stake Thursday when both clubs close out their regular college football seasons with traditional Thanksgiving Day contests. The Cornhuskers, No. 4 in this week's Associated Press college football poll, could conceivably improve on their position with a convincing victory over Oklahoma and a little luck. And the Longhoms ^vill reportedly be offered the host berth to play Mississippi in the Bluebonnet Bowl Dec. 17 in Houston if they beat Texas A&M Thursday. Nebraska is 9-0 this season and will play Alabama, 8-0 and the No. 3 team, in the Sugar Bowl. The Crimson Tide appears to be a sure thing against Southern Mississippi on Saturday, but could have a little rougher time against Auburn the following week. Notre Dame, No. 1, takes on a rugged Southern California club Saturday and an upset or close contest in that game, coupled with a strong Nebraska showing Thursday, could pave the way for a Cornhusker advance in the poll. Michigan States No. 2, is through for the season. Oklahoma, however, may be no pushover for Nebraska. The Sooners won their first fom games of the season before succumbing to Notre Dame. They are 5-3 over-aU now after a close 10-7 loss to Missouri last week. As for Texas, thehr bowl chances were revealed by the Austin American Tuesday and Coach Darrell Royal confirmed that "we have been talking with some people." The club held a special meeting Monday and voted to accept a Bluebonnet bid if it is offered. Texas in only 5-4, but if it beats the Aggies it will have won its last three in a row, including a 26-14 victory over Baylor. Texas A&M is 4-4-1 over-all and is tied with Texas for third HUSKERS MIGHT CLIMB IN RATINGS Nebraska, Texas, Arn^Y Picked By AP Expert Bails Out Packers Bratkowski Offensive Ace Of Week By *ACK HAND NEW YORK AP) - Zeke Bratkowski is the super sub of the National Football League. The ^year-old veteran of 12 pro seasons usually sits on the bench while Bart Starr does his stuff for the Green Bay Packers. Sometimes Vince Lombardi lets him work out the kinks in his arm by cavorting with the million-dollar twins, Donny Am derson and Jim Grabowrid, after a game is all locked up. Id two games. Brat didn't throw a pass. In two others, he threw a total of eight. • But last Sunday, Starr sufr fered a pulled hamstring in the second period. Lombardi had to fall back on Bratkowski, the man who bailed him out last year after Starr was injured MI the first play of the tie playoff game. Bratkowski was equal to the challenge. He completed 14 of 25 for 187 yards and the two Packer touchdowns of a 13-6 victory over thehr old rivals, the Chicago Bears. One score came on a six-yard pitch to Carroll Dale and the other on a 33-yard-toss to Dale in the final period. "I try to prepare myself Just like Bart so there isn't any big adjustment to be made," said Bratkowski. As a result of this pressure job, Bratkowski has been named by The Associated Press as the Offensive Player of the Week in the NFL. PowelOnHis Yacht, Ignores TheLowAgciin NEW YORK (AP)—The tinje for Rep. Adam Clayton Powell to surrender for a 30-day jail sentence came around today, [but the Harlem congressman didn't. No one appeared surprised. Powell also has ignoreJl directives in three other contempt of court convictions, and was reported sailing In the Bahamas aboard his yacht, Adam's Folly- At 10:30 a.m. today, a special deputy clerk siteod up in Su» preme Court and called out Powell's name. A deputy sheriff stood by. Silence confronted the offi- cails. Neither Powell nor his attorneys were present. The clerk noted the default, and that left it up to the attorneys for a Harlem widow who won a libel judgment against the New York Democrat to ask the Supreme Court to issue an m> rest warrant for Powell. The jail term is based on Powell's criminal contempt of court conviction developing from a $164,000 libel judgment against him. The congressman was found guilty of wilfully refusing to submit to a financial examination in the case. Attorneys for Powell appealed the conviction Tuesday on the grounds the State Supreme Court went beyond its jurisdiction in trying him for criminal contempt. The appellate division reserved decision. If Powell were to surrender he could be jailed for an additional year and 30 days on three other convictions, all for civil contempt of court. Powell has avoided arrest by staying out of the state. The defamation of character judgment stems from a 1960 television appearance during which Powell called Esther James, 68, an intermediary for mob payoffs to corrupt police. By HAROUl GLAASSEN NEW YORK (AP) - Army will beat Navy^ Alabama will polish off both Soiithem Mississippi and Auburn and Notr« Dame will recover from its bruising battle with Michigan State in time to defeat Southern (^ifomia. Those are the final forecasts of the season. Army over Navy: This game always ia the last half of fh» two-part football schedules at the two service academies. All the preceding games are merely practice sessions in preparaticm for tijis one. Army has,the better record, 72, to Navy's 4-5. The Middle^ however, did better against Notre Dame than did the Cadets. Army, in turn, did better against :Fi1ttstiurgh than did Geo^a e«^-6eorg]a Tech: k neighborhood feud with national implications. Gecvgia was beat* en on(^ -by • single pointt: (Georgia Tech, unbeaten untfl now, will have a similar record by nightfall Saturday. Florida over Miami: Steva Spurrier, the Heisman Trophy winner, will pierce the Hurricanes' outstanding defense lif his final scheduled appearance as a Gator. It is a Saturday aft« emoon affair; Texas ovei- Texas A&Mt It has been a. sad year for boHu but the Aggies will be even sad* der as they devour their tiirkey Thursday. Nebraska over • Oklahonwl- The Huskers already have won- their fourth straight Big Eight- crown, and they have the talent to scalp the Sooners and finish the year unbeaten. It, too^ li a- Thursday gamei :" Alabama over Seutbem Missiot. slppl: Sot^ijieni Mlsslsslpi^ lost to MIsfiissippt. State, Alabama* beat the same team iQr 13 points^: Notre Dame oyer Southetn California:-After tiiek games ot place in the Southwest Conference is a 4-2 mark. a week ago Notro Dam*: against Mlehlgaii State and Southern Califomla against: U(XA --^ bow can either field m team 'Oils week. But the Notrd Darners are younger and wMt recuf*rate^^ faster. It Is a S»tm«^day affair. Police Find Wissing Girl ^ iking CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A 14-year-old girl who dlsai>' pearcd Nov; 14 lij Fkirlda was; home in Carlsbad. today afteri police in Lubbock, Tex., found' her Wtchhlkttg. >bs, Eldon W«eaks eaid befl daughter. Cojmle, . appareBflj' was aj; good; condition, but hain 't t^ed rtiUoh about cross^untry trip.. The mother said she wouUI' say liothlng further until shft had talked more to her dau8il)>v ter. ....... In Lubbock, Capt. Bill Cooc ol, the Police Juvenile Dlv^io% said the ghrl was taken into cus^ tody Tuesday after * man whif had given her a ride notified aw thorities.- The girl and her fattier. wood Weeaks, had left Carlstiad, N.M., home earlier this month and goM to BartORQ; Fla., where the father lousIC work. Z He told police In Bartow No «g 14 that his daughter was mis^ ing. The sheriff's pffice in,Bu% tow said Weeaks' car was latieC found in Jackson, Miss. Weeakl? recently returned to'Cilarlsbad. ^ Cox said a man, who askf<f riot to be identified, picked thij girl - up near Abilene, Tex.^ Tuesday afternoon. £ "Where are you going?" Gif: man said the gbl asked him. " "Lubbock," he replied. "Z "Then that's where I'm going^ too," he said she replied. ^; The man added that he drovf; her to his Lubbock home, their, immediately notified police, Shtf fled the house, he said, when hf^ phoned the police. 2 STUDENTS STOP TRAFFIC ON FREEWAY students from the VOLA campus storm onto the San' Dlefo Freeway in Loa Ancdee, where tJiey forced traffic to a standstlU and roughed up some of the oars. The foeloHi itarted §. when Southern California students paraded In cars through 4ie VOLA.eampiMi ^ wera * greeted with Jeers, bottles and rocks. An earlier announcraaent that Southern Callfonila had «^ received the Rose Bowl bid raised tempers at UCLA. iiJP Wirepiiot*),

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