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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 115

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Saturday, August 15, 1970
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Soil y Roger paying Cowboys dividends on hunch , By JIM MURRAY Los Angeles Times Service Did you ever have this kind of dotty old lady wearing a brooch and brocade come up to you and say, "P-s-s-t!," conspiratorially, and take you up to an attic and point to a trunk full of p a p e rs and w h i sper, "I got a bestseller in there!" and you were afraid to look for fear it would just be a lot of childish, unintelligible gibberish? Murray Or have you ever had a prospector sidle alongside of you and whip out a faded map, point to it and say, "there's gold a-plenty there for all of us if you'll just help me find it" — and you are afraid it's just a map he got out of a crackerjack box? Or, have you ever seen a scrawny 40-year-old hanging around the gym in shorts too big for him and gloves looking like pillows, who was convinced he could win the heavyweight title if only the champ would give him a shot? How about the fading old actress who is still looking for a role as an ingenue or as the femme fatale where men go mad for her favors? Dallas tests -\ Rams tonight LOS ANGELES (AP) Quarterbacks Roman Gabriel and Craig Morton duel tonight as the Los Angeles Rams face the Dallas Cowboys in a pre-season battle of two National Football League clubs which were successful in their initial outings. Los Angeles beat Cleveland 30-17 a week ago while the Cowboys downed San Diego 20-10. Both the Rams and Cowboys won their divisional crowns a year ago and are top contenders again this time. Against Cleveland, Rams coach George Allen substituted freely but for this second game, with its 8 p.m. kickoff in the Los Angeles Coliseum, he said the starters will be in action much of the way. "We'll try to get out new fellows in as much as possible," said Allen. "But we also want to win the game." Dallas fell to Los Angeles three times last season — 2417 in the pre-season, 24-23 in the regular season and 31-0 in the Playoff Bowl. The Cowboys have already made some changes for 1970. All pro tackle Ralph Neely has been moved to right guard where John Wilbur retired. Rayfield Wright took over N e e 1 y 's former spot which means that Wright will be matched against Deacon Jones with Neely opposing Merlin Olsen. On defense, Mel Renfro has been switched from safety to right corner and rookie Cliff Harris, a free agen from Wi- Cards recall Hilgendorf ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals optioned right-handed relief pitcher Bob Chlupsa, 0-1, to their Tulsa farm club of the American Association yesterday and recalled left-handed re- liefer Tom Hilgendorf. Hilgendorf was sent down in mid-May, also after compiling a 0-1 record. At Tulsa, his mark was 4-5. Chlupsa joined the Cardinals July 15. Special! A big double golf value .. the new double G Tee Up Kit. A $7.95 retail value. You get 6 quality double G golf balls plus a quality, universal size golf glove. (MY $3.95 GENERAL TIR! SERVICE 3626 N. CENTRAL 264-0411 -PHOENIX 3029 E. THOMAS RD. 956-0510 PHOENIX . chita University, will start at free safety. The Rams will have their first look in Los Angeles livery at Kermit Alexander, the corner defense man acquired in trade from San Francisco in exchange for kicker Bruce Gossett. Offensively the C o w b o y s have Bob Hayes and Lance R e n t z e 1 heading the pass cathing department and Calvin Hill, the 1969 rookie-of- the-year, leading the runners. Allen tries an experiment this week with linesmen Coy Bacon and Dirpn Talfcert switching positions. Bacon goes at end this time and Talbert at tackle. Veteran Gabriel starts at quarterback, but Allen has announced he'll use rookie John Walton, a product of Elizabeth City State in North Carolina, during the second quarter. Walton led Indianapolis to the Continental League title last year and was voted that loop's most valuable player. Les Josephson starts at one of the running back spots for the Rams and probably either Jim Thomas, the former Canadian star, or Jeff Jordan ex-Washington, at the other. Larry Smith, the star rookie of last year won't see action having suffered a hamstring muscle injury and Allen feels this is too soon to use the veteran Tommy Mason. If you have, you have some idea of how the Dallas Cowboys and pro football felt two years ago when Roger Staubach showed up in training camp and asked for pads and a helmet. Roger was drafted (10th) by the Cowboys back in 1964. You remember 1964? What's- his-name was president, you probably drove a DeSoto, and people were getting sick and tired of the Yankees winning pennants. Roger, on leave from the Navy, hung around the Cowboy camp only two weeks in 1968 and in 1969, after he was discharged, he showed up in earnest — the oldest, establ- i s h e d, permanent, floating rookie in history, 27 years old. It was Gloria Swanson bucking for the lead in "Gidget." Not that Roger Staubach's credentials were not in order — just his age. So as far as football was concerned, Roger was just another overaged Navy destroyer. It hardly seemed worthwhile to take him out of mothballs. Back in the early 60s, Roger was just about the best collegiate quarterback i n view. He rolled up 4,235 yards running and passing. He could do one as well as the other. He completed nearly seven out of 10 passes, and his receivers never reminded anybody of Paul Warfield. But the only trouble with this Jolly Roger was that he belonged to the U.S. Navy — for four years. It was enough to make a head coach cry—6 feet 3 inches, 197 pounds, habits of a vicar, and an arm that completed 67.3 per cent of his passes as a sophomore, and leadership qualities that brought him a Heisman Trophy in his junior year. But the trouble was he was at the U.S. Naval Academy, not Texas Tech. Form in these cases called for a boy to do one of three thinsg: 1) deliberately flunk out; 2) get married, which results in instant dismissals; or 3) go over the wall in any way or any direction he can. It takes four years to make an NFL quarterback. You can't learn it as a lieutenant junior grade — in the deltas of Vietnam or inventorying space parts at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station. But Roger's drawback was that he honorel his commitment. He paid the naval academy by leading its football team to the Cotton Bowl, and by leading its dock crew of 192 men, 61 of them Vietnamese; at Chu Lai in Indochina. He had to put in his four years after graduation. "It never occurred to me not to," Roger said. When he spent his two weeks leave in Cowboy camp in '68, the coaches thought it was a nice gesture — like an old war veteran putting on his World War I uniform, or a one-man old-timers game. But when Roger showed up again last year, coaches took a closer look. Persistence is a good quality in a NFL quarter b a c k. Linebackers love guys who discourage easily. A 10th draft choice in the high-level poker game that is profootball's draft system is one white ship. It's like leaving a bet on the last race and going home. You're not terribly involved or terribly optimistic. But the Cowboys suddenly found themselves facing an opening league game last year without a quarterback. Roger Staubach stepped in — and beat the Cardinals, 24-3, with one touchdown scored on a run, and one on a 75-yard pass to Lance Rentzel. This year, Roger Staubach takes the field, not as a sentimental relic, but as a solid back-up quarterback to Craig Morton. "And I'm never content to be No. 2 in anything," he says quietly. Last year, he was the mop-up pitcher for the Cowboys — the shock absorber in games already one- point games if Morton faul- ters. Perhaps, sometimes, then, it would pay to take a look at the little old lady's trunk, or the oldtimer's map—or to give a screen test to that silent film star making a comeback. n BOWLERS [The New Season's Just Around [The Corner . . . Check Our [Fabulous New MANHATTAN 'BALLS . . . HYDE SHOES & >ALL ACCESSORIES. Ariiona's Hargest ON HAND STOCK of ^Bowling Uniforms . . . Select k Yours TODAY! RED WILSON'S 2608 N. Uth St. 254-1121 THE ORIGINAL LTJLU BELIE 14 E. MAIN ST. SCOTTSOALE N5-l4lt LUNCHEONS DINNERS • COCKTAILS Undtr the Friendly Management of JIM THOMASON VALLEY DODGE '70 CLOSE-OUT CHARGERS- V8, Automatic Trans., Power Steering, Factory Air, White Side Wall Tires, Radio, Heater, Tinted Glass, Deluxe Wheel Covers. f ,:3O95°° 4240 W. GLENDALE STOCKS ARE UP! WN! 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