The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 5, 1966 · Page 9
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 5, 1966
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Hythevllt* (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, December », ISM — Page Elevea CITING A GIANT'S SHADOW Only This Is Clear: Dallas on Top Cards in a Fog By HAL BOCK Associated Press Sports Writer Terry Nofsinger suddenly made St. Louis' five-and-ten offense look like a million dol- ars but it wasn't worth peanuts in the Dallas fog. The Cowboys groped their way through the drizzle and the Cardinals Sunday, beating St. Louis 31-17 and grabbing sole possession of first place in the National Football League's Eastern Conference. The Cards and Cowboys went nto the game tied for the top with identical 8-2-1 records. Nofsinger, who had quarter- packed the Cardinals through ;wo touchdownless games after taking over for the injured Charley Johnson, won the statistical battle impressively over Don Meredith but lost the point war by almost as wide a margin. * * * He completed 21 passes, gaining 201 yards through the air, and directed a Cardinal offense that chalked up 21 first downs to only 11 for the Cowboys. Meredith, who came out on top on the Scoreboard, completed only seven passes for 84 yards. How then did the Cowboys win by 14 points? Three recovered fumbles and twe int«rc«ption« djd the job. The Cowboys scored three times in the first half as the players, battled through the thick haz enveloping the Gotten Bowl. And each TO followed a break. ' '' ' • . First, Johnny Roland fumbled a fair catch and Dallas' J.D. Smith recovered at the Cardinal 45. Dan Reeves sprinted for the score on the next play. After Nofsinger had driven St. Louis to a field goal and a TD — their first since Nov. t when Johnson was injured — Dallas struck- again. A pass interference call and a personal foul penalty helped the Cowboys chew up the yardage and Meredith's 25-yard pass to Bob Hayes gave them the TD. Then Mel Renfro returned an intercepted Nosfinger pass 33 yards to the St. Louis three and Don Perkins slammed in for the score. Elsewhere in the NFL Sunday, Green Bay clinched at least a tie for toe Western Conference crown by beating San i MONTE CARLO (AP).- A field of 229 will compete, in the 1967 Monte Carlo auto rally Jan. 14-21, it was announced. Francisco 20-7. Baltimore kept its ehances alive with a 21-16 last-minute victory over Chicago. Cleveland downed New York 49-40, Philadelphia gist by Pittsburgh 27-23, Atlanta upset Minnesota 20-13 and Los Angeles whipped Detroit 23-3. Bart Starr, who passed for 236 yards against the 49ers, got Green Bay started early when he hooked up on an 83-yard touchdown pass with Carroll Dale on the third play of the game. * * * That was the only score of the game until the fourth quarter when Starr marched the Packers downfield and plunged over from the one for the TD. Then Dave Parks caught a 65-yard John Brodie pass for San Fran cisco's lone score. Elijah Pitts' two-yard touchdown plunge end ed the scoring for the Packers. Baltimore, which plays Green Bay Saturday, remained two games behind vritti only two games left as Johnny Unitas hurled a 24-yard TD pass to Ray Berry with 39 seconds remaining to beat Chicago. Unitas, hobbled by injuries recently, brought the Colts back after three field goals by Roger Leclere hid given the Bears the lead. Cleveland scored twice in the 'inal 1% minutes, ending New York's upset hopes. Ernie Green took a screen pass 31 yards for one TD and then Bill alass returned a recovered fumble 13 yards for the other. Leroy Kelly scored three times and gained 126 yards rushing for (he Browns. Reserve quarterback Jack Concannon drove Philadelphia past Pittsburgh. Making his first start in almost two years, Concannon completed 13 passes for 131 yards and gained 129 more running. Bob Rigle returned an intercepted pass 02 yards for one TD and recovered a fumble on the Minnesota »ne-yard line, setting up another as Atlanta won its second game. The' interception was one jf five for the Falcons. Bruce Gossett kicked three field goals and Los Angeles converted two interceptions into touchdowns as the Rams beat Detroit. It was the Rams' fourth straight victory — their longest winning streak in 13 years. Randall Romps; Phillips Sweats, Wins In two YMCA league basketball games Saturday night, Randall Company Steelers romped 97-58 over Pepsi-Cola, while Phillips Ford Sales squeezed Mead's 53-51 in overtime. Pepsi was very much in the game for'a' half, trailing 20-14, and 34-29 in the first two periods, but the Steelers blasted off to a 37-12 third quarter and had full command from that point. Allen Crawford with 30 points .was the pace-setter,, but five Steelers were in double figures: 56 POINTS DOESN'T SATISFY ALCINDOR Scares His Own Coach By BOB GREEN Associated Press Sports Writer Vic Bubas. a highly success! ul young basketball coach, had a fine time Saturday night. And a dreadful time Sunday morning. It concerned a little item he read in the paper about Lew Alcindor and UCLA and was enough to give a man in Bubas' position the shakes. Alcindor, the highly publicized 7-foot-l phenom. made his varsity debut with UCLA Saturday night, dropped in 56 points and spearheaded the top-ranked Bruins to a 105-90 victory over Southern California. * * * Bubas' Duke Blue Devils, fourth-ranked in The Associated Press reseason poll, opened with an 85-71 upset loss to Virginia Tech but rebounded Saturday night against Michigan 96- Fine. Dandy. Bubas felt great. Now he faces two games this week with UCLA at Los Angele two sanies against the intimidating Alcindor who wasn't happy with his school record performance and vows he'll improve. "I wasn't satisfied with my performance," Alcindor said. "I thought my shooting was adequate, but my defense could be much better. I've got to work more on my defense." * * * UCLA Coach John Wooden concedes the point that Alcindor's defense could stand some work, but added: "Nobody is going to stop him from scoring points." Alcindor's performance in his much ballyhoocd debut seemed to bear it out. He hit on 23 of 32 field goal attempts and 10 of 14 from the free throw line. 'Alcindor is such an awesome scorer," said Wooden, "that sometimes he scares me." So can you imagine how Buba feels, heading into those games at-UCLA Friday and Saturday? * * * The rest of the nation's top- ranked teams, though overshadowed by Alcindor's performance, came through as expected in other games on the first big Saturday of the college season. One of the most impressive was third-ranked Kentucky's 104-84 rout of Virginia at Lexington, Ky., with All-America Louie Dampier tossing in 31 points in the Wildcats' opener. It was victory No. 753 for coach Adolh Rupp. No. 2 Texas Western, the defending national champion, flashed past Abilene Christian 5-46 for its second victory of be season and 30th in 31 starts ver two years. * * * For the others, No. S Louis- 'ille whied Georgetown, Ky. '9-81 at Louisville. No. 6 New Mexico crushed Santa Clara 72>4 at Albuquerque. No. 7 Houson beat Minnesota 86-75 at Minneapolis. No. 8 Western Ken- ucky scored a 52-44 road riumph over. Memphis -State, No. 9 North Carolina whipped 'enn State 93-63 at Greensboro, N.C., ad No. 10 Cincinnati tamed Wisconsin 7770 in overtime at Madison, Wis. The top teams excluding Duke and UCLA, get into action n a hurry this week, with Houson at Michigan and Illinois at Kentucky in key games, tonight, while Texas Western is host to 3ast Texas Tuesday night. Doesn't Want to Criticize, But We're No. V Cries Bear burn 31-0 Saturday. By MIKE RECHT Associated Press Sporls Writer The year of The Great Tie has j in l» s ended, leaving Bear Bryant still j rep ac insisting it should be the year of '< lnc --•I™tak we deserve the „*>. untied football team at 10-0 championship," the Ala- -H still has_ a postseason date He makes a pretty good case final plea before the bowls p, r!ie polls, victory made In the only other games on this final weekend of regular season play Oklahoma State's defense saved a 15-14 upset over vision audience after .his Crim-lBowI. Nebraska fc the Orange Cage Pros National Basketball Association -By THE ASSOCIATE PRESS : : Eastern Division - w.. L...PCI..G.B. ^Phil'phia ... 22 2 .917 ^Boston 16 5 .762 4% '--New York ... 12 14 .462 11 ^Cincinnati .. 9 12 .420 11% 'Baltimore .. 4 21 .160 18% 9 Western Division :'San Fran. .. 16 8 .667 -Detroit 13 13 .500 '-•St. Louis ... 11 11 -500 • ; los Ang. ••.. 9 16 ,360 'Chicago .... 8 18 .308 : Saturday's Results : Phil'phia 137, Baltimore 120 '-.-. Los Ang. 130, Cincinnati 118 "' Boston 120, New York 109 ;" Detroit 104, Chicago 98 : San Fran. 123, St. Louis 111 Sunday's Result ": St. Louis 123, Los Angeles 118 Today's Games • No games scheduled Tuesday's Games state rival Au- i The Tide defense also was the 'best in the country, giving up onl.v 37 points. "This is a much sounder team (ban the past two teams that won championships," Bryant said in his spiel for an unprecedented third straight crown. * » * The Uvo teams ranked in front of Alabama, No. 3 in The Associated Press poll last week, are Notre Dame and Michigan State. They fought to a 10-10 tie several weeks ago w hen the Irish chose to run out the clock in the final minute. "I want to emphasize that I don't want to criticize any other coach because I don't know 7Vz | what iiis game plans might be," ' Bryant said. "I will say that since at Ala- After the pollsters have their final take say this week, the bowls over starting Saturday when Miami of Florida and Virginia Tech meet in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. A number of smaller bowls will be played that same day — Sie Tangerine Bowl, the Grantland Rice Bowl, the Pecan Bowl, the Camellia Bowl and the NAIA playoff. Then comes Mississippi ami Texas in the Bluebonnet Bow! Dec. 17, the Blue-Gray game and • the Sun Bowl matching Wyoming and Florida State on Dec. 24 and the North-South game Dec. 26. * The major bowls conclude the flurry of activity. They are: Dec. 31 — Gator Bowl, Jacksonville, Fla.: Tennessee (7-3) vs. Syracuse (-8-2). Cotton Bowl : Dallas: Georgia (9-1) vs. South- bama everything is based on ern Methodist (8-2). East-Wesl winning, I wouldn't go for a tie late in the game. I believe my boys would be disappointed in me if I did, because we wouldn't be doing what I preach." The decision never presented itself Saturday as junior quarterback Kenny Stabler-hit 11 of 6 passes for 163 yards and a 63- DetroiYvs."Boston at New Yor iyard touchdown to Ray Perkins San Franrisnn at New York land halfback Les Kelley ran for, Chicago at Philadelphia I two more scores. Shrine game, San Francisco. Jan. 2.— Rose Bowl, Pasa denai Calif.: Purdue (8-2) vs Southern California (7-3). Sugar Bowl, New Orleans: Alabama (10-0) vs. Nebraska (9-1). Or ange Bowl, Miami: Georgia Tech (9-1) vs. Florida (8-2). Jan. 6. — Hula Bowl, Hpnolu lu. Jan. 7 — Senior Bowl, Mobile Ala. Ray Hendrix 17; Bill Daniels and Steve Handley 14; Don 3ooker 12; Jimmy Gee 6; and John Mayes 4. Mike Curry's 26 was high for 3 epsi; Tony McLean had 20; >form Kemp 6; James McLean, Richard Oakley and Winford lurry had 3, 2 and 7, respect- vely- * * * The second game was tight, Mead's holding a precarious 15-13 advantage at the first rest stop, then trailing 23-25 at halftime. They cut the Ford's to one point in the third period at 38-39, and tied it at the final buzzer. Two field goals in the overtime gave Phillips, the necessary margin, as the Mead men were able to get only two points. Seventeen points by Gary Reed was high for the winners. Johnny Ellis canned 13; Charles Tippy and Paul Wilbanks 8 apiece; Ron Wright 4; and Russ Payne 3. Roy Hall .topped the Mead scoring with 14, followed by Charles Minyard with 13; Ron Brewer 7; Gerald Wicker anc Ron Webb 6; Bob Eubanks 3; and Barry Ball 2. * * * Wednesday night's schedule: 7:00—Langley's Auto Sales vs Phillips Ford; 8:30-Hudson's Barber Shop vs. Ark-Mo Handy Flames. ATTENTION CITIZENS OF BLYTHEVILLE and surrounding area. When KATZ JEWELERS moved to their hew location at 221 West Main Street, we wanted to see just how much extra walking traffic passed our store, and the only way KATZ JEWELERS could tell was by putting something special in our windows to attract attention . . . KATZ JEWELERS wanted something honest without any gimmicks... We decided on DIAMONDS, not just some that we wanted to get rid of, but ALL OUR DIAMONDS, including our stock of KEEPSAKE, STARFIRE and LOVEBRIGHT DIAMONDS,.. . We did not mark them up for this event, so that we could come down to a sale price . . . For all these diamonds have manufacturer's retail prices on them ... We put them in our window and cut prices HONESTLY and FAIRLY, from $20 to $100 on sets . .. KATZ JEWELERS wanted to run this for one month only, but honestly, we have been wiling; so many diamonds at these prices that KATZ JEWELERS decided to continue the sale into Christmas ... The volume of diamonds that we Have sold has told us it was the right thing to do ... So now, we have decided to advertise and try to let everyone know of this TREMENDOUS EVENT for huge savings ... You can charge them without being penalized with carrying charges, or pay cash ... Remember, this is an honest SALE to save you extra money ... Check KATZ JEWELERS diamond window and the entire diamond stock in the store and see if this is not a true fact... No high pressure selling, for you will be able to see for yourself. LARRY KATZ — KATZ JEWELERS, 121 West Main, Blythevilfe, Ark. Nezt door to Martin's Men's Store. •SinWOHT.BOUnBON WHISKY • «6 PROOF'-'SOLO CHARTER DIST.'CO . IOUISVIU.E.W." Getting ready for the Holidays? **» Old Charter has been too. for seven years. Kentucky's finest premium Bourbon. It makes an Impressive gift fn any shape or- wrap at no exlta cost. TicK-toek... tick-lock... the Bourbon that didn't watch the 'clock. You'll be happy lUidn'l... / cler6 JACK EMERY TED MAXWELL We are happy to salute these two men for their outstanding sales for the month of November. Mr. Emery led the sales force in new car sales and Mr. Maxwell led the field in used car sales. For an outstanding d^al on any new or used car see one of these men today . . . They will be happy to serve you. Bob Sulliv. 301 W. Walnut ;t-Cadillac Co. Ph. PO 3-4578 Blyt/ievi/le Courier News

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