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JX-RAZCRBACK WORKED OVERTIME Bills' Bobby Burnett Does a Big Job Bobby Burnett By SANDY PADWE BUFFALO — (NBA) — Bobby Burnett remembers looking up at the onrushing Verlon Biggs for the first time, his thoughts, like those of a condemned man, drifting back to more pleasant days and more pleasant memories. "It was really frightening," Bobby says. "Here's this guy who weighs 275 pounds coming at me and I weigh about 200 (197 to be exact). And my job is to protect the quarterback." Jack Kemp of the Buffalo Bills, the man Bobby Burnett was protecting, smiled. "Was I worried about Bobby at the beginning of the season?" he echoed a question. "You worry about any rookie doing his job. But he did it. In fact, he's done a remarkable job." * * * Bobby Burnett is a slim, 6-2 halfback from the University of Arkansas. As a collegian, he played tailback. His blocking assignments were few. "Most of my blocking," he said, "came on plays when I had to lead for the quarterback. It was nothing like up here; though.' •The Bills drafted Bobby fourth last year, though he did little blocking and almost no outside running for the Razorbacks. There was a compensating factor: his ability to run the 100 in 9.6. A half-year later, Burnett has a good chance to be the rookie of the year in the American Football League, a fact which seems-only to him-totally unreal. * * * "Honest," he says apologetically. "I was just hoping io play. I wasn't expecting a starting job because I knew how much of an adjustment I'd have to make as a Mocker, especially on passes." At mid-season, Burnett ranked second only to Boston's Jim Nance in rushing and was also one of Buffalo's prime receivers. "We certainly had no reason to anticipate the quick development of Burnett," Bills' coach Joel Collier said, "but his fundamental grasp of football helped him a great deal." Fundamentals may have helped a great deal; hard work did, too. After the two-a-day workouts In training camp, Bobby was a familiar figure around the blocking sleds and dummies. "I would come out 15 minutes before the workouts and stay 15 minutes after," he said. "I would run at the sled and hit it time after time and then switch to this heavy swinging bag we had. "Someone would give it a push for me and I'd hit it, concentrating on keeping my head up. "You see, it was simply a matter of learning to block correctly or not playing." * * * Now opponents like the Jets' Verlon Biggs don't seem quite as frightening. "Just huge," Bobby said. Notre Dome End Too Gentle' LATE ELECTION RETURNS: Hogs Hurdle to 6th ROYAL JOINS CHORUS Defenses Tough By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS I John LaGrone and linebacker The defensive players came in for high praise Monday by flieir coaches for performances in last week's. Southwest Conference football games. After a review of games movies- Coach J. T. King cited tackle James Henkel and safety Guy Griffis as the top performers hi Texas Tech's 10-7 victory over Oklahoma State. * * * Coach Hayden Fry said guard Billy Bob Stewart played near jerfect defense in Southern Methodist's 21-14 triumph over Texas A&M. Coach Darrell Royal, whose Texas team beat Baylor 26-14, said of the Longhorns' defense, 'Goodness knows the pressure they have had put on them. We could have had a ton ol points scored on us this year— a ton." Fry said the play of LaGrone and Stewart against the Aggies graded out at 9 per cent Stewart .figured in 1 tackles and .was accorded .the SMI Stallion Award. King said the Red Raiders' defense threw. Oklahoma State ball carriers for losses on 24 of 63 plays. Sports Editor: For many years T have read with interest your excellent reporting of sports events and have noted how many times you thoughtfully insert words of compassion and comfort to those who have just lost a loved one or close friend. None, however, have touched me quite so deeply as your tribute last Friday to Edison Krech, my close friend and associate in the press box at Haley Field for 11 years. Please accept my thanks for those fine words, a fitting tribute to a fine man and, in themselves, a worthy epitaph. T. J. BAILEY Haley Field Announcer, Blytheville. Sports Editor: Everyone has been so wonderful to me during my reign as homecoming queen. You have been especially kind to me. I could never thank you enough. My thoughts of Homecoming '66 will always be wond- . erful but you have made them even more memorable through print. Thanks so very much. MARILEE RICHARDSON Blytheville High uiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Class AAA liniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiii CENTRAL Season League WLT 8 1 9 1 8 1 6 4 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 370 FS N'side North LR LR Hall 1R Central Pine Bluff El Dorado I, EASTERN Jonesboro 441 Blytheville 3 4 1 Jacksonville 2 6 1 McClellan 3 7 0 :"' WESTERN FSSouthside » 1 0 Fayetteville 8 2 0 ,Tw«rkina 720 Sprinfdale 5 J 2 . Hot Spring* WLT 400 3 1 2 1 1 2 130 040 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 890 2 1 1 1 1 2 0 010 0 i 0 It was * * * discovered Monday that Chris Gilbert, Texas sophomore tailback, did better running than was (BOWLING, Al Poulin knocked down 533; Bob Snow 532; Bill Poole 223; Jack Flenner 204; and Thelma Trimmer 186-486 in 6:30 Mixed Doubles League last night at Strat - 0 - Lanes. Thelma's 186 was all-spare. Sixth-place Blytheville Title triggered 811-2251. Bob Inman mopped up 196495; Harold Cottrell 208477; R. D. Samuels 198-477: and Bessie Jo Samuels 177-493, coupled with the 4-9-10 split in 9 O'Clock Mixed Doubles League at Strat- 0. Team tallies not available. Bob Littrell climbed to 210581 in Industrial League last night at Shamrock; Lloyd Snow 566; Bill Kerner 552; Frank Tessner 525; Waldo Cotner 519; Jimmie Kittany 225; and Jim Roleson 204. Third-place Katz Jewelers tossed 1034; and second-place Coca-Cola 2816. «:30 MIXED DOUBLES W BlythevlUe Tractor Co. .. 28 first announced last Saturday. I team , , , . State Farm Insurance A routine check of game statistics by Baylor officials showed Gilbert should be credited with an additional eight yards rushing, bringing his total to 245 yards on 24 carries. It was a one-game record for a Texas player and the tilird best in the conference. In Houston, the Touchdown Club announced Monday that its first winner of an annual award to the "outstanding football man of the year" would be given retiring Rice Coach Jess Neely Notre at a banquet Dec. 1. Dame Coach Ara Parseghian will speaker. be the guest At his weekly news conference, Royal said he was impressed with the speed and size of Texas Christian backs Norman Bulaich and Ross Montgomery. Texas plays TCU at Fort Worth Saturday. He said Bulaich and Mongomery outran Gilbert in the freshman track meet. "H they break and they can outrun Gilbert, we won't have anybody catching them," Royal said. Baylor, which meets Texas Tech at Lubbock Saturday, was hopeful that injured halfback Richard Defee would be ready to play. Coach John Bridgers said there was a slight chance that injured linebacker Raul Ortiz also would be available. At Texas A&M, center Jim Singleton and Fullback Dan Schneider missed practice Mon day after reinjuring knees against Southern Methodist. Barry Improvtt Scoring Edge NEW YORK (APS - Rick Barry of San Francisco, firing at a 40-polnt clip in five games last week, hai widened his individual Moring lead in the National Basketball Association. The 6-toot-7 Warriors forward scored 43 point* against Baltimore last Sunday, bringing his total for the week to 181. He has averaged juit under 38 points per-game in 12 start* over-all runner-up Guy Rodger* of Chicago. I 23 13 21 15 Has Been 1314 IT; Four Hondas 18 18 Blytheville Title 18 18 Chickasaw Pontlac 14' /3 2n-j Team One 14 22 Nameless IS 1 ,^ 221.V Dreifus Jewelry 11V, 24^ 9 O'CLOCK MIXED DOUBLES W L McFall's Florist 25% 10'i Kate Jewelers 18 17 Boone Cleaners 19 17 Eeelfoot 19 WOSCO .- IS Mlnlt Mart Kelly's-Bilt-Unlrorms By BEN OLAN Associated Press Sports Writer The latest election day in the Associated Press' major-college football poll still finds Notre Dame holding a relatively small lead over Michigan State while Alabama is an onrushing third. Alabama, the national titleholder in 1964 and 1965, was among five teams to gain ground in the latest poll based on games through last Saturday. The Tide replaced UCLA in the No. 3 spot while Nebraska advanced to fourth, Arkansas to sixth, Southern California to seventh and Georgia to ninth. The Bulldogs, 27-10 victors over Florida, replaced the Gators in the first 10. UCLA tumbled to eighth while Georgia Tech held fifth place and Tennessee 10th. * * * Notre Dame and Michigan State face each other on the Spartans' field on Nov. 19. The Irish collected 32 first- place votes to the Spartans' 10 in the most recent balloting by a national panel of 43 sports writers and broadcasters. However, points after blanking Louisiana State 21-0. Nebraska, Arkansas and Southern California each advanced two places. The Cprnhuskers beat Kansas 24-13. Arkansas whiped Rice 31-20 and USC downed California 35-9. Georgia Tech just managed to get past Virginia, 14-13. * * * UCLA, upset oy Washington 16-3, slipped five notches. Tennessee whipped Chattanooga, 28-10. The Volunteers trail ninth- place Georgia by only three points in the voting. The Top Ten, with first-place votes in parentheses, and total points: 1. Notre Dame (32) 2. Michigan St. (10) 3. Alabama 4. Nebraska 5. Georgia Tech 6. Arkansas (1) 7. Southern Cal 8. UCLA 9. Georgia 10. Tennessee 418 393 333 271 230 188 144 142 COURIER NEWS Bothers Spurrier, Gets AP Award on a basis of 10 points for a George Patton wasn't driving first-place-vote, 9 for second | a Unk ^ F i or j da ' s backfield etc., Notre Dame leads by a mere 25 points, 418 to 393. Notre Dame trounced Pittsburgh 40-0 and Michigan State overwhelmed Iowa 56-7 last Saturday. Alabama accumulated 333 last Saturday but you'll never convince Gator quarterback Steve Spurrier of that. Patton is the Georgia tackle who led the charge on Spurrier and sparked the Bulldogs' de- p Tuesday, November 8, 19M § 1 PAQE EIGHT j iiBnniiiiiiBliliiiiiiiiiinmiraimiiiiiiiiniiiiiliililiuwnii fensive unit in Georgia's 27-10 victory. He was named The Associated Press' Lineman of the Week for his job. A solid 215-pound senior, Patton is variously known as The General and Tom Sawyer by his teammates. He was just plain poison to Spurrier, one of the country's leading quarterbacks. An All America choice as a junior last year. Patton was named after the World War II tank commander. Patton, a soft-spoken giant from Tuscumbia, Ala., is popular with his teammates and his easy going, country boy manner led to the Tom Sawyer | nickname. Coach Vince Doole said the Georgia pass rush, which was led by Patton, was the key to the Bulldogs' big Southeastern Conference victory over Spurrier and Florida. BERKLEY, Mich. (AP) -, Jim Seymour, Notre Dame's talented sophomore end, has been reaching for things ever since his fingers were long enough to hold on. "We were always finding him on top of the refrigerator or someplace," recalls his mother, Mrs. Bart Seymour. The Seymours, including four other sons and a daughter, live in a comfortable home in this Detroit suburb. Seymour, a R-foot-4, 190- pounder, has combined with sophomore quarterback Tevry rlanratty to become one of the most exciting fighting Irish passing, combinations in Notre Dame history. * * * Seymour has been sidelined since he suffered a sprained ankle in No. 1 ranked Notre Dame's 38-0 victory over Oklahoma Oct. 22. Up to that point, he had caught 34 passes for 675 yards and five touchdowns. But back home in Berkley, Jim is just a boy who strums a guitar, bakes cookies and plays with the neighborhood children. "One of my brothers once told me he didn't think any of our boys would make very good football players because they were too gentle," says Mrs. Seymour. Mrs. Seymour described Jim as an average student who works hard. "He was an active boy even as a baby," she recalled, "always stretching and reaching for things. His left arm is scarred from where he once pulled a pan of boiling water off the stove." Notre Dame Coach Ara Parseghian has said Seymour's Loyd to Play? It's Doubtful 18 ..17 17 13 18 19 19V- 22 22 C & W Cleaners 14 Big M Discount 14 INDUSTRIAL Sullivan Chevrolet ............ 147 >,i Coca-Cola .................. 143 Katz Jewelers ................ 133 si-Cola .................... 12614 Johnson Esso ................ 114 1 *. Kelser Supply ................ 91^2 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The playing status of All- America tackle Loyd Phillips is still not known, says Arkansas Coach frank Broyles, but "we're making plans without him against SMU." The Razorbacks, ranked sixth in the nation, take on Southern Methodist here Saturday in a game that will probably decide the Southwest Conference's representative in the Cotton Bowl. Phillips severely sprained his left ankle in last week's victory over Rice. "It's doubtful that he'll be able to play,' says Broyles. "We just don't know yet." Broyles said end Hartford Hamilton scored the highest in the grading of the Rice game film. Hamilton repeatedly! turned Owl sweeps to the inside. He also returned an inter-' cepted pass 22 yards to the Rice two setting up an Arkansas touchdown. Lee Johnson, the linebacker injured in the Texas game, may | be ready to play against SMU, iBroyles said. Reds in Bike Race MEXICO CITY (AP) -The Soviet, Union has entered the 13th Mexican National Youth Bike Race for the first time, the llth country to enter the grueling 2,717-kilometer race, starting Nov. 22. The United States also will have a team here, as it has since 1958. Now Many Wear FALSE TEETH With More Comfort FASTEETH, a pleasant alkaline powder, hoias false teeth firmer. To eat and talk In more comfort. Just eprlnkle a little FASTEETH on your plates. No gummy, gooey taste or feeling. Checks denture breath. Dentures that fit are essential to health. See your dentist regularly. Gel FASTEETH at all drug counters. ines, probably saving him for a Nov. 19 clash with No. 2 ranked Michigan State at East Lansing, Mich. •iiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiuinininiiiuiiiiiiiuii' Cage Pros iniiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiaiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiUBii National Basketball Association By THE ASSOCIATED PEESS Monday's Result! No games scheduled Today's Games Philadelphia vs. Detroit New York St. Louis at New York Boston at Chicago Baltimore at Los Angeles Wednesday's Games New York at Chicago Baltimore at San Francisco at iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiioiniiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiniBiBiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiii 1 Kathy Again CINCINNATI (AP) - Kathy Whitworth won her second golf tournament in a row—a sudden- death $1,500 playoff against Mickey Wright—last weekend in the Amarillo Open and boosted her earnings for the year to $29,652,50. Miss Wright continued to close in on Sandra Hayni.e, who was second on the weekly list with $25,462.50. Miss. Wright's earnings are $24,429.50. GO KING EDWARD America's, Largest Selling Cigar Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WALPOLE, Mass.-Frank Depaula, 173, Jersey City, N.J., stopped Billy Crowder, 170, Petersburg, Va., 2. WILL ARKANSAS CRUSADER WIRGES GO TO JAIL? Last February a jury sent* enced the editor of the Morrilton Democrat to three years at hard labor in the Arkansas State Penitentiary. The charge: perjury. This is the latest of a series of misfortunes suffered because Eugene H. Wirgea leveled charges of corruption against the political bosses of Conway County, a solidly entrenched political machine. And under the lead of Sheriff Marlin Hawkins the machine has counter - attacked vigorously, making full use of its strong ties to the slate administration. (County leaders collected the money for Gov. Orval Faubus" filing fee in 196<! and gave it to him in a potato sack). Is the "Wirges matter" just an Arkansas affair? Or are such basic principles as freedom of the press and the right to a fair trial at stake? Read Trevor Armbrister's searching article in the November 19 issue of The Saturday Evening Post. Get your copy today. ON SALE NOW PLENTY OF WATER mokes the difference And our goal is always to provide pknty of water... when and where you need it. BLYTHEVILLE WATER CO.

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