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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 4, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta lucidtiy, f. 1972 THE UTHBRICGE KERAID 9 Baseball season delayed itrike will affect openers TROPHY CASE ADDITIONS Greg Senda proudly displays the three trophies he earned over (he weekend at Edmonton in the provincial judo championships. Three trophies to Greg Senda Greg Senda of tlic Lelh- b ridge YAICA Judo Club was near perfect over tlie weekend and as a result completed a gives Kramer Canucks 5-4 overtime win Labor Club Canucks evened their City Recreational Hockey League championship playoff s pries at one g ame a piece agninst Purity Bottling as they skated to a 5-! victory after hvo sudden death overtime periods Monday night. Ken Kramer lii.s sec- ond marker of the evening at the mark of (he second overtime period to square the best of five playoff finals last night, The pennant-winning Canucks held R slim lead going into the final period of piny, hut Gary Paskuski notched a mar- ker nt (he mark to force the gamo into extra periods, Don Bruchct and Kramer with two goals each and Gerr) Klinkhamiiier a sinplotor handled tfio scoring for the Cnnufk.s while Hoi) Ilarllctl .scored twice and Paskuski anc Ken Kristjanson once each to reply for the Bottlers rare triple in the Alberta ]ud championships. The championships, sanction ed by Judo Canada, were hel in Edmonton over the weeken and Senda came home wit three trophies. The YMCA Clu a s accompanied on the tri by members of the Umversit it Lcthbridge Judo Club. Senda won tiie grand cham pionship ot all weights to wi the Kaichi Senda memori; trophy as well as the Consolai of Japan trophy for outstant ing Black Belt competitor, I iided the Katuta trophy to h winnings as the competitor di playing the best teclmiqvie in the competition. This marked the first time a lightweight had ever won the grand champion- ship nnd a first lo win all three awards in one year. Five members from Leth- bridge were selected to the Al- lierta team to compete in the Canadian finals in Halifax, Hay 20. The finals will also serve as trials for tlie Cana- dian Olympic team which will take part in (he Olympics at Munich, Germany this sum- mer, Making the trip east will lie Guy Sunada, provincial feath- erweight champion, Senrla, Greig who along with Senda will compete in the light- weight division, Phil Illing- NEW YORK (At1) Any chance that the baseball season could open as scheduled Wednesday seemed today as more charges and accusa- tions flew back and forth be- tween striking players and club owners following the owners' rejection of a proposed settle- ment by the players' associa- tion. Meanwhile, the heads of the 24 major league teams sched- uled a strategy session in Chi- cago tonight. Rut even if the pension dispute wrere settled, it was unlikely that Wednesday's traditional Cincinnati opener be- tween the Reds and Houston As- Iros could he played. Sixteen oilier teams were slated lo open Thursday, the rest on Friday. "I doubt that we'll make any- new sail! Calvin Griffifth, owner of Minnesota Twins. "We're staying with our iginal offer." The owners rejected Monday ght a proposal by the Major eague Baseball Players Asso- ation, whoso members have een on strike since Saturday, i fund the proposed 17-per-cent crease in retirement benefits .ostly from increased interest hicli the pension plan is carn- ifi- ATE WENT UP The plan is designed to earn ii per cent annual from its in- cslments but in recent years rate lias gone nine lo cent, figuring out to an ver-all average ot six per cent. Marvin Miller, head of Ihe layers' group, said the diffcr- :ice between and six per ent is S6GO.OOO a year. However, both the players' as- ociation and tlie club owners must agree to its allocation and 3ick O'Connell, general man- ger of Boston Red Sox, said ransfer of Ihe lunds "would eopardize the entire pension O'Connell said two owners, Griffith and August A. Busch ir. of. St. Louis Cardinals, indi- cted the players' latest pro- posal would take money away rom players already retired. Miller called those charges 'outrageous." The owners have offered for the health-care seg- ment of the pension package, plus to pay for the in- creased coverage cost for re- tired players, wiio must buy the Settlement would be coverage t h e in s e 1 v c s, Tliis wonld brintf Hit; owners' total annual contribution to the over- all plan to S5.W million. Miller said an independent ac- tuary hired by (he pension com- mittee, which consists of two owners and two phiycrs, re- ported that an annual mil- lion contribution together with Minor hockey Blades Montina and Brent, Earl Blakic and Brad Holt re tlii> hcros iii the I chipped in with a goal apiece for the Blades while Peter Walter Olcski were the hcros in the I chipped victory over the Eagles in Bantam "B" playoff action Monday night. Montina forced an overtime period scoring at the mark of the final jwriod while Oleski tallied the winner in the I second overtime period to give I hLs club the comeback win. Skalc-a-thon on Saturday and the The Kinsmen Club of Lcth- bidge is once again sponsoring, j in conjunction with the Leth- foridge Minor Hockey Associa- tion, a skate-a-thon. This year's event Is set for Adams Ice Centre Saturday, The day's activities begin at a.m. and will conclude at p.m. Tlie proceeds will bo used to further assist minor hockey in Lethbrklge. Prizes will he awarded lo the teams and individuals skating the most laps and raising the most money. Four 10-spced bikes will be awarded along with hockey jackets and sticks. Daniclson, Gordon Keith Don Higa replied for Eagles. In Pec Wee Dennis Taylor scored two ond period goals to give (lie Totems a 3-1 decision over the Tigers. Keai Povey added a single marker while Ian Enms man- aged a goal in a losing cause. The Labor Club Bees took a one game lead in the Midget league playoff finals edging the Ti-Cals 2-1 on the weekend. Keith Miyashiro gave the Bees a 1-0 lead after two per- ,ods of play and Greg Montiell rapped in" third. Terry Emard handled scoring for the Ti-Cats. In Bantam "B" action, Blades tallied three unanswered goals in 'he first period and Ihe plan's would pro- vide "ample money" for both the health-care increase and Ihe 17 pei- cent in retirement bene- fits. Miller said that since most of i the assets of the pension plan are in long-term mortgages at the nine to O'i per cent rate, even if that rate went down-- say to eight to per average rate would continue lo rise as long as the yearly rate stayed above six per cent. J are- not asking for an> playoff action, i (km lhc owncrs of fcrcd in our final meeting al Phoenix March 29." Miller said Monday in making Ihe new pro- posal, "We have said all along that money is nut the issue. We are accepting the owners' offer (S5.9I million) and, in ad- dition, offering to guarantee the difference between the 4'2 per cent interest the plan is dt signed to earn and the six per cent it is earning. "It's Ihe same amount of money, Inn the difference i how we apply the money." After the rejection, Millei said the owners wanted the players "to bend down, and ki their shoes." The owners have now taken the winner in the the I the eliminated the Mustangs from the quarter finals with a 3-1 on the full responsibility for pro verdict. longing the strike right into Ihe Brent Hamilton scored Iwice season." for the Blades while Brent Olek- j Asked what chances tlicre sy chipped in with a single. i were of settling the dispute be- Kelly Davidson replied for the Mustangs with a second period goal. fore Wednesday's season opener, he replied: BASEBALL HOLDOUT SIGNS FOR A MOVIE Vida Blue, the American League's Most Valuable Player last year, tnlks v.ri1h Monday during news confer- ence to announce that the Oakland A's pitcher is launch- ing a rareer in motion pidures. Blue, currently n holdout from the Oakland club, signed a contract to appear in MC7M's next "Shaft" feature. You're miles with Riding System i] u i II .SNOW ;TRES REMOVED Both for Dtiring the three periods of I worth, Alberta middleweight play, Purity took eiglil of the 14 minor penalties called by referees Steve Arisman and John Kobnl. Tlie third game nf the play- nff series will .slagcd Werl- nesrlay night, at fi p.m. at lion- rfci'smi Lake Ice Centre. nnd David Potter, heavyweight title champion provincial holder. In color-belt competition Joe Mcli won the Alberta middle- weight lilln while Tom Green- way was runner-up hi the light- ueigbl. Named Salesman of the Month Hcny Chevrolet OUlsmohilc i.s pleased to announce that Murray Bullock has achieved the honor of "SALESMAN OF THE MONTH" for -March, 1072. Murray has had a wealth of experience in the .sales ficltl in the automobile industry. He wel- comes his many friends anrl customers (o ,ve him far their every motoring need. lie will be pleased fo assist them in any way. BENY MURRAY BUUOCK CHEVROLET OtDSMOBItE OK SUPERMARKET CAR IOT PKone 327-3148 a surprise YORK, Pa. (AP) Baseball commissioner Bowie Ktihn would like to have the players' strike against major league baseball settled by the season's scheduled opening Wednesday, but said he would be "surprised if it was settled that fast." Kuhn (old the York Chamber of Commerce Monday that the position of (he commissioner in the situation is "frustraling." "The commissioner's proper role has not been to play the role of advocate for the players, but rather to protect the good name of baseball. My role up until this point has been to fol- low the events very closely to learn where the parlies sland and to work tlie scenes." Kuhn said he would most likely go to Chicago late today to join in negotiations between the and Ihc players as- iOviation, "Ttirce years ago there was a iimilar situation in baseball Ahcre Ihe players and owners ceased to talk to each >ther. I suggested then that .hey sit flown arid talk. the situation is differ- ent. The clubs and players have jcen meeting almost daily. Thus far neither side lias acted out of anger. If there is to be a solution, either sooner or later, t is important for all avoid nflaminatory blonde allacks rcf PORTSMOUTH. ng I a nd (Reuterl A buxom blonde soccer fan raced onto the field during an English I-caguo match here today and attacked the referee, The startled referee, Charles Nicholls, threw up his hands to protect liimsclf against the woman, who was protesting a j decision in Second malrh hch'.ren Portsmouth and j Watford. More sport 011 12 Front end Alignment Precision alignment byrxpert mechanics. Price is for most North. American cart. [Extra for E me cais wih sir rondSticrung Fans extra, it rrcdtd. TORSION EARS EXTflA TIRE rotation. 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