Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida on September 16, 1973 · Page 31
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Panama City News-Herald from Panama City, Florida · Page 31

Panama City, Florida
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Sunday, September 16, 1973
Page 31
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NKWS-IIERAIJ), Panama City, Fla., Sunday, S ('|)trnil»cr Hi, im PUKC 7C IN MAT ACTION— Robert Monore (left) meets 400-pounds plus Sweet Daddy Watts, while Rock Riddle (right) teams up with his wife Pam in a tag team wrestling match against Greg and Bobbie Peterson tonight at Rainbow Garden. Wrestlers Offer All-Star Card Wrestling fans will have a full evening of varied action tonight at Rainbow Garden. For one thing, a Black wrestler named Sweet Daddy Watts who weighs more than 400 pounds will make his debut here against the formidable Rocket (the Magnificient) Monroe. Anybody who weighs that much is certain to be a dangerous contender and Watts is reputed to be a polished wrestler in addition to having lots of heft. Monroe, of course, is well known here as a grappler who wins nearly all of his matches and can wrestle either clean or rough. Ralston Glad Season Is Here DEINVER (UPI) — Denver Bronco Coach John Ralston is glad the pre-season is over and his team is opening the regular season at home with the injury- plagued Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. Ralston, in his second year as the Bronco coach, has plenty of reason to be glad he is rid of the exhibition games—especially the way Denver played last Sunday in losing to Baltimore 17-10 for a 2-3 record. t" We were hoping to use a win over Baltimore as the springboard to a winning start in championship play," said Ralston. "Instead, we have to regroup and toughen ourselves mentally as well as physically for a most difficult opponent." Cincinnati isn't quite as difficult an opponent as Denver originally thought it would be. Gone from the Bengal lineup for Sunday with injuries are backup quarterback Virgil Carter, running backs Doug Dressier and Essex Johnson and wide receiver Charlie Joiner. "I've never had a team have to enter the season as injured as we are," said Coach Paul Brown. 'But I think we have developed into a pretty good team and we can't afford to let this get us down." Greg Cook, who missed the past three seasons with three shoulder operations, has been named second-string quarterback behind Ken Anderson and starting at running back will be rookies Charles "Booby" Clark and Joe Wilson. An innovation tonight will be a husband-wife mixed tag team match. Rock Riddle, who is about as tough as they come, will team up with his wife Pam against Greg Peterson and his wife Bobbie, both accomplished athletes. Fans will no doubt be on the side of the Petersons, who observe the rules, somthing Riddle ignores. Norvell Austin, clever Black wrestler from Atlanta, will take on rough and ready Bad Boy Hines in one of the supporting matches, while popular Frank Dalton will wrestle Steve Lawler, also a rough performer, in what should be another interesting battle. Austin is back in action after suffering a ring injury and seems to have lost none of his skull. Dalton, a member of the Dalton family who wrestles clean and has nothing to do with the "shady" members of the clan, will be favored over Lawler. Action starts tonight at 8:30 p.m. Stealers Open Against Lions PITTSBURGH (UPI) -The Pittsburgh Steelers, tabbed in pre-season polls as one of the strongest teams in pro football, open defense of their Central Division title in the National Football League Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The Steelers go into the game as a one touchdown favorite. Franco Harris, United Press International's rookie of the year in 1972, will dress for the game but is not expected to start. Harris, who gained 1,055 yards last season, has been slowed by a bruised left knee. Veteran Ray Mansfield will start his 141st consecutive game at center for the Steelers. Mansfield, who normally plays the first and third quarters of each game, may see more action than usual. His backup man, Jim Clack, broke a bone in his left hand Friday while pass blocking. Tackle Jon Kolb will be pressed into service as a center if needed. Coach Chuck Noll has indicated he will start Preston Pearson and John "Frenchy" Fuqua as running backs and Terry Bradshaw as quarterback. 35,000 Expected To See Riggs-King Net Duel HOUSTON (UPI) -The Ms. ai.fl the Mouth nicest Thursday night with ,$1(K),000 going to the winner in a tcnni.s carnival spectacular th/il would rival the best thing P. T. Barnum could have thrown together. It's Billie Jean King, winner of everything there is to win in women's tennis and the banner carrier for Women's Lib, vs. Bobby Riggs, the 55-year-old huckster and self-proclaimed monarch of Male Chauvinism. A national television audience will be tuned in on Billie and Bobby, except for those who are busy watching "Bonnie and Clyde" on another network. Some 35,000 pensons are expected in the Astrodome, the perfect setting for such a circus-like attraction. "This is going to be the greatest hustle of all time," said Riggs. "I don't see how anybody can ever top this. This is show" Promoters hope the live gate will net $400,000 and are selling 2,000 courtside seats for $100 each. Mrs. King underwent week long blood tests at Hilton Head Island, S.C, after a recent Illness but the results, according to her .secretary, "showed no problems and she is going on with the match." The pride of wom(;n's tennis was ill with the flu during the U.S. Open at Forest Hills last week and the ailment knocked her out of the tourney. Blood tests were taken to determine if Mrs. King had a .suffered a recurrence of the mild case of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) she had bout three years ago. This will be the second "Battle of the Sexes" match for Riggs this year. He badgered and taunted the leading women tennis players until he finally .secured a match with Margaret Smith Court last Mother's Day. After presenting Mrs. Court with a boucjuet of roses before the match, Riggs threw his collection of garbage shots at her and waltzed off with a .straight .set victory, allowing his opponent only three games. That was too much for Ms. King to take and she soon agreed to the match with Riggs. The winner-tako-all prize money for the Riggs-King match has been boosted to $100,000 instead of the $10,000 Riggs won laiit May, And, Thursday night's match will be the best of five sets instead of the best of three as was the C'ourt-Riggs affair. "This $100,000 is just off the top," said Riggs. "The ancillary rights will amount to that much. We'll make a movie of this. I'll write another book. There'll be razor anrl beer commercials, a clothing litiei "There .should be a cool million dollars come out of this match for Bobby Riggs." A! 2'.) Hillie .Jean is the finest women's tennis player in tlic world. She captured her fifth Wimbledon singles title this summer —She wasn't born when Riggs won there in 19,39, And she has voweri to heat him in tennis alone and ignore his greatest weapon --an offcourt "psych out" campaign, "I can play under picssure — I think I ()i -f )ve(l that at Wimbledon," she said, "I'm going to beat Roberta's brains out." Sale! Triple dresser bedrooms pack a lot of style into a small budget 2 days only! grandeur of San Benito SAVE $29.99 $339 suite includes: • 68-in. triple dresser • plate glass mirror • 2-door chest • full-queen size headboard and bed frame regular $368.99 An impressive value! Authentic Moorish inspired arches and rich carved effects recreate the glory of old Spain. Warm Mediterranean brown finish. Bronze-plated trim. 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With Sears made-to- measure draperies, the only place you skimp is on the price. Take your window measurements and then come choose from our great selection of fabrics and colors. Open or closed weave casements. Multicolored and monotone textures. Florals and prints. Formal fabrics, Sheers. In about four weeks, you'll receive your draperies. Tailored to give nothing less than a perfect fit. A typical value: 48x84 in. long draperies, regular $22.66 pr. 17 60 Si 1 length drama with damask draperies of rayon acetate, tied over sheers. HOW TO MEASURE For width, measure tlie widtli of a coMvciitioiiul rud |)lua right uiid left projection trum wall. With decorative rod, nieusiirc distance hetweeii the end rings. For Icngtli, ineusuru from lop of conventional rod, or from eye of ring on decorative rud, to desired Iciigth. Trciil windows lo Icxiure witli fuiitciiiporary floor length (lrai)()ri(« and tiisrs. SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO. 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