Plano Daily Star-Courier from Plano, Texas on November 1, 1972 · Page 16
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Plano Daily Star-Courier from Plano, Texas · Page 16

Plano, Texas
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Wednesday, November 1, 1972
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Page 8 - Section t . a _ runno Star-Courier - Wednesday, November 1, 1972 Dave Edwards Great, But Unnoticed ... One Players Story Whtn Cowboys Linebacker Coach Jerry Tubbs grades the films, an average day by one of his players rates a zero. A grade of three or four would be a good performance. Against the Washington Redskins on October 22, strongside linebacker Dave Edwards received a nine. "I've never seen such hustle and pursuit," said Tubbs. "It was the best jot) one of our linebackers has ever done." Unhappily for Edwards, the Cowboys lost to the Redskins and his great effort went virtually unnoticed. That has been the story of his pro football life in Dallas. "It's phenomenal how steady Dave has been the last couple of years," says Tubbs. "He might not get a lot of ink, but ask the tight ends around the league how tough he is and they'll tell you." Edwards' linebacklng partners on the Cowboys are six­ time All-Pro Chuck Howley and the colorful Lee Roy Jordan. Dave seems to get lost in the shuffle where nnhHo attention is concerned. "I don't let it bother me," Edwards says. "It’s always been that way since I came to the Cowboys and it’ll be that way when I leave. I just try to do my job and don’t worry about it." Signed as a free agent end out of Auburn tn 1062, Edwards failed to make the active roster his first year. But he kept plugging away and was activated for the '63 season. By 1065 he was a starting linebacker and he's held down the job ever since. An anecdote told by Bob St. John of the Dallas Morning News pretty well describes the way events mysteriously conspire to keep Edwards' name out of print. St. John called Edwards’ home, planning to write a story about him. Dave’s wife, Gail, said he wasn’t there but that she would take a message. St. John waited and waited, but Edwards never returned the call and the story never was written. A couple of weeks later, St. John asked Edwards about it "My wife wrote down your number on a piece of Kleenex,” Dave explained. "Then she blew her nose." Off the field, Edwards is an attention-getter. Often dressed tn western-style clothes and sporting a droopy mustache, he can be seen roaring around Dallas on his motorcycle or in his sports car. An accomplished amateur photographer, a hobby he picked up from Bob Lilly, Dave’s films are a big hit at the discoteque he and teammate Mike Ditka have turned into one of the most popular spots in Dallas -- the Sports- page Club. But it's on the field where the 32-year-old, 6-1, 225- pound Edwards still most impresses his teammates and coaches. "The best thing you can say about Edwards is that he’s a pro," says Defense Coach Ernie Stautner. "He plays hurt and he still does an outstanding job. That’s what a pro is." Every time we think we’ve seen all the clever posters found in the various cafes in the hunting and fishing areas of the Lone Star State, we come across another. You’ll fret a chuckle out of the following:. INSTRUCTIONS YOU MUST HAVE FOR YOUR HUNTING TRIP: 1. First you need a fast car—so you can beat the other hunters to the best spotH. That will give you a chance of being killed before you get out in the woods. And save some other hunter «ome ammo and the mess of shooting you. 2. One or two cases of whiskey, four cases of beer, and lota of ammo. Food, tents and sleeping bags take up a lot of space, so get another case of whiskey, instead. 3. Be sure to shoot at anything that moves. If it’s not a deer, there's always a chance it might be your mother-in-law. 4. Now', when you bag a deer, be sure and shoot all the shells you have left into it. This will be sure to splinter all the bones and bust all the entrails. 5. Don't bother to wash or wipe it out as the blood and manure will improve the flavor. Besides, the locker plant operator will be disappointed if you bring in a clean one. 6. If you decide to skin it, be sure to roll it around in the dirt, leaves, and pine needles. Then wrap it in newspapers as they will stick well, and printers ink has the delicate flavor of burnt rubber. 7. Now bring it out to the car, throw it over the hood as close to the radiator as possible, so it will get ALL the heat and dust, and so people will be sure to see that you got one! 8. On the w'ay home, stop at a tavern, so you can tell the other liars how you killed it. And j)e sure to stretch your kill into at least a mile. 9. Be sure to stay at the tavern until you are sure the locker plant you want to hang your deer in has been closed for the night and the operator is sound asleep. Call him now' and tell him to get right down, as you must get your deer into the cooler before it spoils. 10. He will no doubt have a couple hundred hanging around. So make sure he cuts yours first—and makes it all into choice steaks and chops. led nuance Ison Growing to serve Plano better... now located in new, modem offices at 2450 AV8. I In Park Mall Shopping Center Telephone 424-7567 PASS BLVD. i \ H \ *UltD FIRESTONE CENTER BEN FRANKLIN i<aER SUPER x\ KR^Ct Pteoty oi tree parking space I Come In and see us for any money need ... you'll get prompt, courteous service. Let Allied finance Allied. Finance Company 2450 Ave. K Telephone: 424-7587 DISTRICT 13-AAA STANDINGS DistrictSeason Plano Wildcats 4-0 6-1 Richardson Eagles 3-1 5-1-1 Greenville Lions 2-2 5-2 Sherman Bearcats 3-1 5-2 Lake Highlands Wildcats 2-2 3-4 Denison Yellow jackets 1-3 3-4 Richardson Pearce Mustangs 0-4 1-6 Paris Wildcats 2-2 5-2 DUDES WEEKLY SPECIALS WEDNESDAY THRU SUNDAY STEAK SANDWICH 59C With lettuce, tomatoes, piciues and mayonnaise, served on toast or bun EVERY BITE TENDER AND DELICIOUS ONION RINGS 290 Deep-fried to a golden brown. We make our own and we select nnlv the large, firm rings for this specialty. In a hurry? Call us and weTl have your order ready when you stop by. "Your Food At DUDE'S Is BETTER Because We TRY HARDER To Make It That Way." CALL 424-6311 feUDE’S "TWIST” DRIVE-IN 1910 North Avenue K - PLANO State Hi way 5 -- North End of Town» ! NO PAYMENTS TIL JANUARY’73 MOO EL DA3100'^::::^: MODEL 1 , à 1 f/fl id J 1 P ■HWÉMÉflí savings for you I BOTH WASHER ONLY I $&!/ *** fp * 1 -’“t. ,-LU I ' ’v r 1 NO PAYMENTS TILL JAN. '73* • 3 cycle, 2-spood permanent prete automatic • Choice of celerà, white, copper, avocado, harvett geld MODEL DIMTO • Dryer-choice of color* • Porcelain top • Permonont prete cycle *148 STAINLESS 7-piece Cookware set CP LIMITtD quantity AVAILABLF MOOCL DAKiq a.“"# 91 LI æ L z •? *¡> ED QUEEN Stainlaee Steel Tubs and Drums Ideal for Permanet Prats GUARANTEED FOR LIFE! • Choice of colon • Cyclot and tpood* for all typo* of fabrict • 10-year warranty on transmission • Dryer choice of colon • Temperature« for all types of fobrict • Porcoloin top -10 YEAR WARRANTY ON TRANSMISSION PARTS 173 NO PAYMENTS TILL JAN. ’73* w/wmmmmL LIFETIME WARRANTY ON STAINlE$S,$TUa The Speed Outen tttinitts ttttl wether tub it wtntnttd for tht III# el the Wither by Speed Queen, A McGrew Edison Comotny Oivttten, Aipon. Wisconsin. It the tub (tils ss t result ol t mtmittctu'ing defect, it will be repleced. Labor chargee incurred in the remove! end replacement ol the tub ere the retponsAititv of the owner unless the one year warranty rasponsibiiit« ol the Speed Queen dealer applies. TO CHARGE H L3 AY ‘TIL 8:00 P.M. WHERE NOTED DAILY 8 am - 6 pm TAM FIRESTONE PARK MALL - PLANO Phone 424-1505 SATURDAY 8 am - 5 pm

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