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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 8, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta AerN TNI UTHMMMI NMALD-f Former world champions honored Saturday night in Edmonton Maple Leafs inducted into Hall of Fame waft St The 1951 world champions Maple Leafs The Lethbndge Maple Leafs, world hockey champions in 1951, were inducted into the Alberta Hall of Fame Saturday. The Leafs, as they looked in 1950, are, front left to right, Shorty Malacko, Don McLean, Carl Sorokoski, Mallie Hughes, Bert Knibbs and Nap Milroy. Middle, left to right, captain Hec Negrello, Tom Wood, Stan Obodiac, Dick Gray, playing coach, Gill Gibson, Whitey Rimstad, and Lou Siray. Back, left to right, Ken Branch, Don Vogan, Bill Chandler, Robert McGregor and Jack Sumner. Missing were three players picked up from Stratford, Ont., Bill Flick, Denny Flanagan and Mickey Roth. SOUTHERN ALBERTA JUVENILE LEAGUE ALL-STAR HOCKEY GAME Tuesday, April 9th 6 p.m. Adams Ice Centre North Division All Stars vft South Division All Stars as selected by League's nine coaches. Admission: Adults Students Children Leeds United back in form 13th ANNUAL Open All Saturday Use Your Chargex or Master Charge SALE FIRSTTIRE LIST PRICE SECONDTIRE ALLPASSENGER TIRES ON SALE! While Present Stocks Last' FREE MOUNTING EXAMPLE F78x14 Ply Tuheless Nylon Whitewsll 1973 Retail Price 1st Tire Passenger Tire 2nd Tire only TIRE MART LTD. I 902 2nd AVE PHONE 327 3580 LONDON (AP) Peter Lorimer and Billy Bremner scored goals Saturday and sent Leeds United back to winning form for the stretch run for the English League soccer championship title Leeds downed Derby 2-0 and stayed out in front in the race But Liverpool edged Queen's Park Rangers 2-1 and are still well placed to overhaul the leaders Leeds have 54 points with five games left Liverpool have 48 points but have eight games left to play. Leeds, after faltering and losing ground in recent weeks, were cheered on by a crowd of against the Rangers. Liverpool led 2-0 at halftime, but both goals were lucky. The first came from a penalty in the seventh minute when John Toshack was fouled. Alec Lindsay didn't get a good penalty shot away but the balled rolled in. Then in the 31st minute Toshack headed Ian Callaghan's centre into the goalmouth and a Rangers defender, Terry Mancini, ran the ball Into his own net. Other First Division games: Arsenal 0 West Ham 0 Arsenal did all the attacking but 19-year-old goalkeeper Mervyn Day saved West Ham and helped his team to another valuable point in the struggle to stay in the First Division. Norwich 0 Manchester 2 Both teams appear doomed to drop to the Second Division, but Manchester made a big effort to escape with two second-half goals by Lou Marcari in the 66th minute and Jim Greenhoff four minutes from the end. Manchester City 1 Ipswich 3 Ipswich finished strongly with goals by Bryan Hamilton, to'break a 1-1 tie, and Peter Morris, whose cross was diverted into goal by a defender. Stoke 4 Burnley 0 Stoke rocked Burnley with two goals in four minutes by John Ritchie and Jimmy Greenhoff. The score stayed at that until 11 minutes from the end. Then Alan Hudson scored tor Stoke and Ritchie followed with another penalty. Leicester 3 Birmingham 3 Ken Burns, Scottish international star, scored all three goals for Birmingham in a game packed with "vcitement. Graham Cross Len Glover, with two, tallied for Leicester. NewcMtlt 2 EvertM 1 Two goals by Malcolm MacDonald swung the game Newcastle's way Wolverhampton 1 Tottenham 1 Defences dominated the game except for scores by Wolves' Barry Powell and Roland McGrath of Tottenham Dundee United and Hearts failed to settle anything in their Scottish FA Cup semi- final, playing a 1-1 tie, and will replay next week for the honor of meeting Celtic in the finale Hearts largely had themselves to blame for letting Dundee force a replay Skipper Alan Anderson put them ahead in the 12th minute. But they missed several glorious scoring chances and Dundee began to get back into the match, taking command after the interval. United's pressure was rewarded in the 67th minute. Pat Gardner took the ball from a free kick sr.d blasted his shot home from long range before the Hearts' defence could react. Bell, Davies share badminton crowns Tne Civic Centre Badminton Club wrapped up its tournament Sunday at the Civic Centre. Entrants from Edmonton, Blairmore, Sparwood, Vulcan, Taber, Coaldale, Pincher Creek, and Lethbridge took part in the two-day event. Meggyesy blasts role of sports PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Pro football critic Dave Meg- gyesy told a weekend confer- ence examining the role of sports in society that "our athletic programs are not designed to serve the needs of the people but of some elite athletes Some big names in athletics, past and present, assembled for the two-day session. Meggyesy quit pro football in 1969 after seven years with St Louis Cardinals of the National Football League. He then wrote a book, Out of Their League, in which he explained why he quit, citing alleged racism, use of drugs, authoritarian coaches and the dehumanizing nature of the game. "More than one-third of the population watched the last (NFL championship) Super he told the conference. "It's nothing more than a war game In men's singles Larry Bell of Edmonton defeated Phil Murray of the Lethbridge Community College and 15-13. Bell reached the final defeating Joe Forrayi of Lethbridge while Murray got past Hartley Leppard of the LCC In men's doubles Bell and Murray combined to down Jim Carson and Forrayi 15-11 and 15-12. In semi-finals Forrayi and Carson outlasted Leppard and Rick Furakowa of Pincher Creek while Murray and Bell bounced Jim Vickers of the LCC and Ken Kosak of Edmonton. Sharon Davies of Lethbridge won out over Vivian Giese of the Community College 11-1 and 13-10 to win the women's singles In the doubles competition Davies and Dorothy Reistma of Lethbridge bested Giese and Robin Mintenko of the LCC 15-11 and 15-13 for the title. The winners advanced after dumping Pickett and Knibbs of the LCC while Geise and Mintenko won out over Conners and Remple of Coaldale. In mixed doubles it was the team of Davies and Leppard over Forrayi and Giese 10-15, 15-12 and 15-13 in the final In the semi-finals Forrayi and Giese over Bell and Mintenko ar.d Leppard and Davies over Marv Kirchner and Gerri Noble of Lethbridge. Consolation winners included San Dhu of Blairmore, men's singles; Kirchner and Bud Burgess of Lethbridge, men's doubles; Donna Pickett and Gerri Knibbs, Lethbridge, women's doubles and Furokawa and Pickett, mixed doubles. It wai St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1961 and suddenly, the whole world was aware of Lethbridge. In Paris, France the Lethbridge Maple Leafs defeated Sweden 5-1 before people to become champions of amateur hockey, world champions. Saturday evening in Edmonton the Maple Leafs, in a ceremony long overdo, were inducted into the Alberta Hall of Fame by a group known as Sports Alberta. The submission of the Maple Leafs' name was made by Don Pilling of Lethbridge. Pilling, in his position of sports editor of the Herald, when the Leafs were in their heyday, felt it was time more than just local recognition was brought upon the Leafs The Leafs, it can truly be said, brought great honor and prestige not only to Lethbridgevand Alberta but to all of Canada Formed in the fall of 1949 by a group of former Lethbridge senior and junior hockey players who were interested in making their home in Lethbridge, working in the community but continuing their love of hockey by playing a series of games throughout the season on a strictly amateur basis. Later in the same season, the winter and spring of 1949- 50, the team entered the Western Canada intermediate playoffs and won the title over Melville Millionaires in a hard-fought series. Application was then made for the Leafs to represent Canada in the world championships. From the Alberta Amateur Hockey Association the Leafs' application went to the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and it was decided that the locals would carry Canada's colors in Europe. A mixture of seasoned veterans and, at that time, recent graduates from junior ranks, and it proved to be a winning combination. Headed by playing coach Dick Gray, a veteran performer who served his country in the Second World War as a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, the Leafs were a determined, dedicated group of patriotic Canadians who made great sacrifices, such as being away from their families and loved ones for over five months. Members of the world champion Maple Leafs were Gray, Mallie Hughes, Carl Sorokoski, Don Vogan, Jim (Shorty) Malacko, Whitey Rimstad, Robert McGregor, Bill Gibson, Hector Negrello, Don McLean, Tom Wood, Bill Chandler, Stan Obodiac, Lou Siray, Nap Milroy, Bert Knibbs, Jack Sumner and Ken Branch. Three players from Stratford, Ont. Bill Flick, Mickey Roth and Denny Flanagan, joined the team for the world tournament in Paris and the Churchill Cup series ir England, which the Leafs also won. Addie Donaldson was the team manager but was unable to accompany the team due to business commitments. Saturday night Negrello, Gray and Milroy along with their wives, were in Edmonton for the indiction. Negrello was impressed with proceedings. It was like old home week. Besides seeing old teammates former Lethbridgeites were front and centre when the honors were being passed out. Barbara Home received an award through her efforts in golf, Stan Siwik for swimming, Henry Viney was awarded the Bell trophy and Ernie Afaganis was the featured speaker. The Leafs received a plaque Saturday, however, Negrello is hopeful that each team member will get an individual one in the future. The great Edmonton Grads were also honored Saturday. The basketball team, a women's team, played their last game in 1940. Things will be back to normal for the Maple Leafs again today. They spent the weekend thinking about five months in Europe in which they won 51, lost only seven and tied four They won all six tournament games scoring 62 times and allowing just six. Many of the team members still make their home in Lethbridge and have, over the years, been involved in a great deal of community work as enthusiastic, conscientious citizens and have been highly- successful in chosen fields. They have contributed their share to the city of Lethbridge as hockey players, businessmen, salesmen, members of the work focce, members of various community minded organizations and as husbands and fathers St. Patrick's Day will always mean a great deal to the Lethbndgp Maole Leafs, CHARLES SMALLFACE Gardston fighter makes the grade Charles Smallface, pound for pound, was one of Alberta's finest boxers. The Cardston native dominated his weight divisions in the 1950's. Saturday evening Smallface became a member of the Alberta Hall of Fame. Reading his record beginning in 1950 and ending in 1959 it shows 50 fights, 49 victories. He lost in the Golden Gloves in 1959. But before that, ring triumphs and many of them. In 1950 he won the Alberta 70-pound junior class title, he won the 80-pound title the next year and then made it three for three with the 90-pound crown in 1952. His first win came in Calgary, then Cardston and finally Barrhead In the next two years Smallface continued to lead the way in his junior class winning the 100-pound title in Cardston and the 110-pound in Edmonton. He stepped into the ring in the 119-pound division in 1955 in Cardston and won The following year he weighed 132 pounds but was still the best, winning in Cardston. His victory string snapped in 1959 but not before he won his 139-pound open class title. He won the Golden Gloves four times between 1954 and 1958 Smallface was runner-up in the Canadian finals in the 132-pound open class in Montreal in 1956. Listed among his most prized possessions are four Tom Longboat titles. Smallface was named the Longboat winner for Alberta and the Northwest Territories 1951, 52, 53, and 54. In 1954 he won the title for all of Canada Besides boxing, Smallface took part in basketball, softball and track and field, while a member of the Army Cadets he won a sharpshooters trophy and medal. He had a keen eye in and out of the ring Don't Overlook i nk NOOK Coming Soon1. HOUSING CORPORATION IN CO-OPERATION WITH CENTRAL MORTGAGE AND HOUSING CORPORATION INVITES YOU TO INVESTIGATE THEIR ASSISTED HOME OWNERSHIP PROGRAM For families in the Lethbridge area earning between each year. The Alberta Housing Corporation is partici- pating with the Federal Government through Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation in the Assisted Home Ownership Program The program is- designed to assist lower in- come families to become homeowners and provides an attractive alternative to renting. Under the program, families may own a home without spending more than 25% of their gross income on mortgage payments. TO QUALIFY Your annual income must be within the qua- lifying range for the area in which you wish to reside. Your family must include one or more de- pendent children One parent families may also qualify under the program Qualifying terms will vary depending on areas. TYPE OF HOUSING There is no limit to a specific bedroom count, but the home will be modest in size and spec- ifications New homes, as well as existing houses, may be purchased under the Assisted Home Ownership Program. TO APPLY For more information about the Assisted Home Ownership Program, please call the Alberta Housing Corporation, 328-3692, Lethbridge. or write direct to. Alberta Housing Corporation, Assisted Home Ownership Program, 11810 Kingsway AVWUM. Edmonton, Alberta, T6Q 0X6, Or your Merest Central Mortgage end Housing Corporation office. J ;