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December 16, 1968 Table Of Contents

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Shopwalk

Paris' Department Store of Nature will be happy to stuff your zebra

By Paul Ress

Yesterday

30 Acres of Romance, Hokum and Balderdash

Postwar prejudices, the hyperbole of the prize ring's fastest-talking promoter and a nation's hectic return to Mr. Harding's abnormal normalcy made a four-round circus of a hopeless mismatch

By Skip Myslenski

Au Revoir

AU REVOIR, PACKERS!

When Green Bay lost to the powerful Baltimore Colts last week it meant that the old champions would not be in the Super Bowl this time, but it would be wrong to assume that they will not come back

By Tex Maule

COURT-MARTIAL FOR A GENERAL

Commissioner Bill Eckert announced his own sentence to the press, then stepped aside as baseball began searching for a new image

By William Leggett

Two Bantams

TWO BANTAMS BUILD A CLASSIC

Australian champion Lionel Rose was the boxer, Mexican challenger Chucho Castillo was the slugger and the match was a beauty—fast, hard and close. The riot afterward was a disgraceful anticlimax

By Martin Kane

College Basketball

SAD DEBUT IN A STATELY DOME

Notre Dame inaugurated its new court with visions of a mighty upset. For a while the Irish appeared to be on their way, but UCLA and Lew Alcindor settled down and played like the champions they always are

By Joe Jares

GREAT SCOTT! AND A WEALTH OF CAROLINA BLUE

By Curry Kirkpatrick

Wheeling Ironmen

PRO FOOTBALL ON A SHOESTRING

Wheeling loves its Ironmen of the Continental League, but love isn't money, so the team must make do with a subterranean office and a field borrowed from local high schools

By Harold Peterson

Passion in a Cold Climate

People

PEOPLE

Pro Basketball

Shining star under a cloud

Because of youthful indiscretions, Connie Hawkins, who smothers the ball and foes with giant hands, is the best unknown pro in the land

By Peter Carry

Pro Football

A three-way race loses one of its horses

The San Diego Chargers dropped out of contention in the AFL's Western Division, taking a 40-3 walloping from the Kansas City Chiefs, who remain in a tie with the Oakland Raiders as they go into the final week of play

By Edwin Shrake

Bridge

Joey had a good excuse for playing hooky

By Charles Goren

Harness Racing

Lights go up in Hollywood

Nighttime trotting arrives in California at last, and the meet's early returns are encouraging. Well, they were until the fog came rolling in

By Pat Ryan

Basketball's Week

BASKETBALL'S WEEK

By Herman Weiskopf

For The Record

A roundup of the sports information of the week

19th Hole: The Readers Take Over

19TH HOLE: THE READERS TAKE OVER

Departments

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

By Garry Valk

SCORECARD

CREDITS

FACES IN THE CROWD