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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, April 6, 1973 Splash! Former Mosters' champion Gay Brewer Jr. hits his ball from the water on the 15th hole of Augusta National Golf Club during first round play in 1973 Masters' tourna- ment. Brewer had a double bogey on the hole to give him y a three-over par 75 in the first round. NFL changes simply minor 1 SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -National Football League repre- sentatives turned down all ma- jor rule changes Thursday, in- 'cluding a proposal establishing a sudden-death period to decide 'tie games. Commissioner Pete Rozelle, speaking at a news conference following the closed meetings, "said the sudden-death period and a proposal to permit 'point conversions following touchdowns were narrowly de- feated by club representatives. Another proposal that went down to defeat would have moved the goal posts to the end line. Minor rule changes adopted involved: new numbering system: Hookies will begin using it next jyear, but veteran players will be affected. possession: If a foul occurs following a scrimmage kick, the receiving team will re- _IXain possession of the ball and kicking team will be penal- ijzed. Previously, the receiving has lost possession and 2the kicking team has been pe- The defensive will be penalized if one of players uses leverage to try block an extra point or field attempt. The rule elimi- -fjiates the possibility of a human formation. Rozelle said those against the death period pointed out value of ties, adding that races could be more com- petitive because of them. "There some concern that sudden-death periods would dilute the tension of the final minutes of the ball Ro- zelle said. Rozelle said owners felt a proposal which would have per- mitted a complete pass recep- tion with only one foot in bounds would make officiating An effort to avoid rewarding missed catch led to defeat cf the double touch rule. Rorelle said. The proposal would have permitted a player to catch the ball immediately after the player had touched it. Under the new numbering system, numbers 1 through 19 will be worn by quarterbacks and kickers, 20 through 49 by offensive and defensive backs, 50 to 59 by centres and line- backers, 60 to 79 by defensive linemen and interior offensive linemen, and 80 to 89 by wide receivers and tight ends. Soccer meeting The Lethbridgc Royals of the Calgary Soccer League wiil hold an organizational meeting this evening in room 3 at the Chic Centre et p.m. All players and persons inter- ested in the future of this club are urged to attend. SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUVENILE LEAGUE FINAL STRATHMORE COLTS (North division winnen) vs LETHBRIDGE MIDGET ElKS {Soutfi division winners} 2nd game of 2 game totol goal series game lied 7-7) Tonight, Friday, April 6 p.m. CIVIC ICE CENTRE Adults Sl.OO Students ___Children 25C "he lc'vibndge Miget learn and moragc- their Tone isr loyol jupoorl iV'Oughoul sooson, A slight i-.creoie in od-niiiion dye 1o increased travelling coeH ir- volvcd n pioyoHt leading to 1'ro Prmce E'jword n tj -nr. 'Did a broken jaw spell the end to Muhammad Ali's career? Boxing world suffers two stunning blows By ARTHUR DALEY New York Times Sen ice NEW YORK, APRIL 4 "When I'm gone, boxing will be nothing once said Muhammad Ali. soaring off into a flight of fancy that usually accompanied each ego trip in earlier and better years. We shall soon see. If tiie former heavyweight champion of the world is not already gone, it's obvious that he is on the way. In less than three months two of the most monumental upsets in the history of this crummy old sport have been perpetrated and the shock waves are still shaking the countryside. The tremors have not quite subsided from the incredible demolishment of Joe Frazier, the champion, by George Foreman in late January when an even more preposterous surprise rocked the fistic world anew. Just a few days ago Muhammed Ali was pounded into an unac- customed silence by Ken Nor- ton who broke his jaw and left him speechless. These twin upheavals had a similarity in the shattering impacts they produced but the generating force bshind each was entire'y different. Although Foreman had been considered too young and too inexperienced to withstand the Frazier firepower, he still was a high-ranked heavy- wight with what was regard- ed as a limitless future. He merely advanced the tenses, moving the future into the present as he dethroned the champion in four and a half minutes of heavy handed pummeling. But Norton was probably still is a total nobody. Ali came up emtrty against him, the pro- verbial hollow shell. That's what made it such a sad, distressing scene for me. When Frazier edged out Ali in their mangificent sup- erspectacular fight two years ago, it 'vas easily accented, especially since picked Frazier to win. At least they were equals. But Norton didn't even be'.ong in the same ring with the Ali wo once knew. The one-time champion would have eaten him alive in the old days. With the first gulp, too. Over the years, however, I never did escape entirely from the spell Ali cast over me when I met him for the first time in 1960. at the Olympic village in Rome. He was the brightest and most charming all the Olympi- ans with irrestible personal appeal. I knew him then as Cassius Clay and still think of him that way. Even when he got me mad at him, on occasions in later years, I'd find myself rooting for him at ringside with a muttered warning, "Watch out, Cassi- us." If he refused to conform to the normal and expected rub- ber stamp role as a man, he also refused to conform to it as a fighter. The one asset he had in superabundance was speed. It was to carry him far and long. It covered up all his deficiencies and gave him the flashy radi- ance and resplendency that fitted so neatly into his un- canny showmanship. When I first wrote that he was the fastest heavyweight who ever lived and was an oversized Sugar Ray Robin- son, the then Cassius Clay was as pleased as if the words had appeared on the tablet Moses brought down from Mounta Sinai. For weeks afterward he would point at me during press interviews and exclaim, "you heard what the man said." Then he would recite it, word for word. He once was fast of hand, to be sure. He was difficult to hit, and strangely enough, took no body punishment, ei- ther. Nor did he deliver any. This violates the primary rule of the seamy business: body punching wins fights. Inex- plicable though it has to seem, Ali and the lengthy as- sortment of opponents en- gaged almost exclusively in headhunting. It was his tre- mendous speed that kept Ali firmly at the controls. But speed erodes with age and time began to drain away the swiftness that made Ah' great. Yet he was to bear much of the blame for expe- diting that erosion. He was more than careless with his training. He became neglect- ful, going through the mo- tions in the gym, clowning around and talking instead of buckling down to the hard work and asthetic existence that originally lifted him to his emanance. "He had fast hands but slow said Norton, his nobody conquerer. Even Ali's fast hands weren't that fast for the San Diego fight last Saturday. He was victimized by a gigantic slowdown. Presumably he didn't even get his hands up fast enough in the first round to block the punch that broke his jaw, although I failed to see one Norton punch that was forceful enough to break anything. When the jaw heals and Ali is ready to resume whatever is left of his career, he has no choice except to present himself humbly to Angelo Dundee, the trainer he has ignored for so long, and say, "from now on I'll follow your orders." Ali had better do it, too, because he has develop- ed extravagant tastes and he needs the money. Otherwise the end will rush in on him, distasteful and maybe even degrading. The Ali haters, the reluctant admirers and the outright admirers all agree that he deserves much more than that. NicMaus, the favorite, is right behind Aaron holding narrow one-stroke lead at Augusta AUGUSTA, Ga- (AP) Tommy Aaron, a slump-ridden perennial runner-up, took a one- stroke lead over Jack Nicklaus and a former Japanese baseball pitcher into today's second round of the Masters. Aaron, who has won only one official title while finishing sec- ond at least a dozen times, shot a four-under-par 68 in the first round Thursday, helped by three 15-foot putts. Nicklaus, the favorite seeking his fifth Masters crown, came in close pursuit with a rallying 69 that included near- misses for eagles on the long 13th and 15th holes. Then, almost at the end of the day, Masahi Ozaki. a tall, 190- pound Japanese with a broad smile, came charging in with a 69 to tie Big Jack for second place. Ozaki said through an inter- preter he has "good spirit now" following his 69. He started at a disadvantage, driving his first ball into a trash bag. "It was a great help for my second he grinned, mean- ing he got a free drop. Aaron, Nicklaus and Ozaki were the only players under 70 over the wind-whipped, yard Augusta National course, and only four others managed to crack the par 72. They were Bob Dickscn and J. C. Snead, with 70s; Grier Jones and the veteran Phil Rod- gers, tied at 71. Amateur Gary Cowan of Kitchener, Ont., in a tie for 20th Ten-pinners see action on weekend The Alberta junior 10 phi handicap tournament is set for this weekend at the Downtown Bowladrcme. Set for Saturday and Sunday, the 8th annaul event will see over 80 bowlers between the ages of 7-21 taking part. Bowlers from Calary and Lethbridge are entered in the battle for 24 perpetual trophies as well as a challenge trophy that goes to the city with the most trophies won at the end of the competition. Trophies will be awarded in three divisions, bantam, junior and senior. Meanwhile, the annual senior rolloft is set for Sunday. April J5 commencing at 10 a.m. The women will play sis games v.-hile the men will lake part in nine. place at 74, got some of the; credit for Aaron's leading' score- The tall, bespectacled Georgian said he was playing badly until Cowan advised him just before he teed off to slow down his backswing. The 1969 Canadian Open win- ner took the tip, gained con- fidence with birdies on the first two holes, and "my swing started to feel good all of a sud- den." Cowan, in his eighth Masters, was playing his first com- petitive round since the second round of last year's tourna- ment. He swore off competitive golf for a year after missing the cut. He got birdies on three of the Reds lose home opener Durocher fires coach By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS President Nixon won't throw out the first ball, but with the major league baseball season getting into full swing today Leo Durocher celebrated by throwing out the first coach. The president will be on hand at Anaheim Stadium, near the Western White House, when California Angels entertain Kansas City Royals, but instead of throwing the ball he'll hand it to Air Force Maj. David Lima, a former PoW, for the traditional toss. Meanwhile, Durocher fired Jim Owens, Houston Astros' pitching coach since 1967. Hub Kittle, a Houston coach since 1971, will handle the pitchers. The season actually got under way Thursday with the tradi- tional early opener in Cincin- nati, where San Francisco Gi- ants defeated defending Na- tional League champion Reds 4- 1 behind the seven-hit pitching of Juan Marichal. Chris Speier's two-run singii: in the seventh inning capped a tie-breaking three-run uprising. Today's American League schedule also finds New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox and Milwaukee Brewers at Balti- more Orio'es in afternoon ac- tion and Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins at Oakland Athletics un- der the lights. In National League day games, St. Louis Cardinals are at Pittsburgh Pirates. Phila- delphia Phillies at New York Mets and Montreal Expos at Chicago Cubs. After dark, it's Houston at Atlanta Braves and Los Ange'.es Dodgers at San Diego Padres. That will leave ths AL's De- troit Tigers at Cleveland In- dians Saturday in the final opener. The Indians closed out the exhibition schedule Thurs- day by no-hHiing Texas Rangers 4-0 behind the pitching of Steve Dunning. Mike Kil- kenny, Ray Lamb and Mitt Wil- cos. Whitey Lockman, starting his i first Siill season as Cub man- ager, will send Ferguson Jen- kins, bidding for his seventh st r a i g h t 20-victory season, against Montreal's Mike Torrez, who was 16-12 last season. The Cubs, who finished last season second in the NL East 11 Here's what new rule is all about By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Here is an explanation of the designated hitter rule which Hill be used in Ameri- can League baseball games this season. A hitter may be designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers in any game otherwise affecting the status of the pitcher in the game. A desig- nated bitter for the pitcher must be selected prior to the game and must be included in the lineup cards presented to the umpire-in-chief. It is not mandatory that a club designate a hitter for the pitcher, but failure to do so prior to the game precludes the use of a designated hitter for that game. Pinch hitters for a desig- nated hitter may be used. Any substitute hitter for a designated hitter himself be- comes a designated hitter. A replaced designated hitter shall not re-enter the game in any capacity. The designated hitter mav be used defensively, contin- uing to bat in the same posi- tion in the batting order, but the prtcber must then bat in the place of the substituted defensive player, unless more than one substitution is mode, and the manager must then designate their spots in the batting order. A runner may be substi- tuted for the designated hitter and the runner assumes the role of the designated hitter. games behind champion Pitts- burgh, have since obtained Dave LaRoche and Bob Locker to bolster a bullpen which fea- tured mainly Jack Aker, cred- ited with 17 saves in 1972. Montreal had been rated about the same as last season when the Expos finished next- to-last in the East Division, games behind the Pirates. How- ever, the Expos wound up the spring exhibition season with a 14-8 record, second-best in the league. The most emotional opener will be in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates will open without the late Roberto Clemente in right field but with Willie Stargell surprisingly back in left. Catcher Manny Sanguillen, a close pal of Clemente's, will be in right field for the Pirates with Clemente's widow, mother and children in the srands. Stargell, whose bad knees were expected to force him to play first base, has been cavort- ing friskily this spring. As Oakland A's unfurl their world championship banner, Catfish Hunter will pitch against Minnesota's Bert Blyte- ven. The American League's new designated hitter rule debuts when the Yankees meet the Red Sox. with Ron Blomberg batting for New York's Mel Stottlemyre and gimpy-kneed Orlando Ce- peda swinging for Boston's Luis Tiant. The Angels will send fire- balling Noian Ryan, the major leagues' strikeout leader with 329 last year, against Kansas City rookie Steve Busby. ARENA GETS OK CHULA VISTA. Calif. (AP) Owner Leonard Bloom says his Conquistadors of the American Basketball Association will stay in the San Diego area now that he has the go-ahead to build an arena. A modified version of Bloom's proposed S200-mallion complex in suburban Chula Vista was approved by city council Thursday. McDonald scores three times Tigers advance with victory See Trtt Many SUP-ON smcs In Brown, While, end Mahogany. Only At CAMM'S 403 Stri St S. SHOES CALGARY CCP) Lanny McDonald scored three goals Thursday night as flhe Medicine Hal Tigers down- ed Calgary Centennials 6-3 be- fore fans. The victory vaulted the ti- gers Mo the Western Canada Hockey League's west division final against the Edmonton Oil Kings, beginning next week hi Edmonton. Tigers won the best- of-seven quarter-final 4-2, aver- aging a loss to the Centennials in a similar scries last season. Kca Gassofr Tom Lysiafc and Ed Johnstonc scored the other goals for the Tigers, vfoo jump- ed into a 34 lead In the open- ing five miniates of play. Tigers led 5-1 after the first period and 6-2 after the second. Mike Rogers jcored twice for Calgary aw! Jerry Htflaad added a single. There were 29 penalties in game, 38 to Medicine Hat. The game was delayed early in the second period when a brawl erupted involving all players on the ice. Medicine Hal goaltender Jerry Thomas had 34 saves, j five more Ujaa John Davidson! of Cai 'fry. I par-five holes, saying he "never felt so relaxed and confident here before." George Knudson of Toronto, with a 79, acknowledged that he must shoot at least 71 today to make the cut, and then "go like hell the following two days to make the top 24 so I can come back here next year." WANTS OWN CADDY The opening round Thursday was marred by a charge from Chi Chi Rodriguez that he and some others are getting a bad deal on caddies. He said stars like Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer "get the more knowledgeable caddies" from the Masters stable. "We should be allowed to use our tour caddies or at least have a blind draw." Nicklaus and Palmer an- swered that they make all their own decisions; the caddies just carry the clubs. Palmer skied to a 77 and said he was "disgusted." "I think maybe I ought to take some time off and work on my said the 43-year-old four-time champion, whose last major victory was the 1964 Masters. The capricious wind was re- sponsible for many of the sky- rocketing scores- "The wind was .saic young Ben Crenshaw, the ama- teur from Austin, Tex. "Yoi never knew what it was goint to do." Crenshaw sank birdie putts of 25 and 13 feet on the final two holes for a 73 and leai among the amateurs, one stroke ahead of Cowan. Stamps ink two CALGARY (CP) Calgary Stampeders have signed offen- sive back Bill Taylor and de fensive halfback Floyd Rriester for the 1973 season, the Wester Football Conference Club an- nounced today. Priester, six-one and 19" pounds from Boston University joined Calgary for the last nine games of the 1972 season ami played regularly. Taylor, a fullback or half- back, played in two the Stampeders last season. Hi is five-10 and 205 pounds from the University of Michigan. 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