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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April cnnnol be Players want too much REGINA dian Football League Players Association has asked tor sweeping changes in benefits but the initial reaction from at least one team official is that the demands can t be met The association through its president George Reed the 11 veai veteran all-star Make friends with your world on a John Deere Bicycle New John Deere Bicycles for the whole family are at our store now Sporty 10-Speeds. Sparkling white 5-Speeds 3-Speeds in famous John Deere green. And popular 20-inch high-rise models for boys and girls. Your world gets instantly happier when you ride a bicycle Stop in our store today for a close look MCKAY BROS. Farm Implements Ltd. 3214 5th Avenue North, Lethbridge Phone 327-5512 or 327-2043 fullback with Saskatchewan Roughuders of the Western Conference has presented demands to the league which include pre-season and playoff structure and pension plan changes The association now is wait- ing lor some response and that could come early next month when the league and players start negotiating on a point- by point basis We have to start coming to a decision bv the first of June we can t let it go on and on, Reed said in an interview Bill Clark Saskatchewan Roughnders President and former CFL president said in a recent interviev there is no way the league can meet the players demands But Reed emphasizes the demands were not presented on an or else basis There is nothing that is not negotiable he said UPPED PRICE upped the price of plavolf tickets and the money thev derived from those games is huge he said adding that even the lowest- paid Canadian player has to lake a salary what he receives tor regular season games play in the plavolts Reed the players share from the Grev Cup is a source of irritation The Grey Cup game last vear m Toronto brought in something like 4 million and the plavers pay from that was around 10 per cent He said Miss Grey Cup re ceived irore in merchandise pi than a winning player in the national final Reed listed the following table tor the players demands 1973 1974 1975 Grev Cup 3 000 6 000 7 500 Grev Cup L 2 000 3 000 4 000 Conference W 800 1 500 1 800 Conference L 600 1 200 1 500 Semi final W bOO 1 200 1 500 Semi-final Ist-place linisli L 500 1 000 1 200 bOO 1 200 1 500 (W winner L-loser) I don t think anything is unreasonable or is going to bieak the league Reed said We put those figures to- gether in January 1973, before the World Football League came along and we took into account a lot of things He said the players also are asking that a minimum salary of 000 be established WANTS INCREASE The association wants each veteran to receive a day lor 44 days of training camp compared with the a day received last year It also wants payments for each exhibition game increased to for each veteran in 1974 and to in 1975 compared with the for exhibition games a year ago The players want the league to contribute 25 cents from each ticket sold into the pension plan compared with the current program which sees the teams match the contribution made by each player The association also asks that there be at least 72 hours between games to avoid the doubleheader situations that existed last season Reed also said the association is concerned about proposals made by Montreal British Columbia and Toronto to hold practice sessions during the mornings and early afternoons This would cut into any opportunity for a player to hold down another job while plaving I know that if our club went to that kind of practice there are 10 or 12 guys on the team who would c lit football right now Minor Hockey The Blades won the Bantam B title with a 5-2 win over the Hornets in the final Randav Vanee with two first period goals got the w inners off to a good start and thev never looked back as Ron Michael Coghlin and lark Bosch completed the scoring lor the winners Antoi. M.hav accounted for both goals for the Hornets GAMES CITY HOCKEY SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM BOYS 9-15 YEARS School for City of Lethbndge Residents SESSION 1 JUNE 24-29 (9-11 Years) a.m. 9.15-10-30 a.m. 1 p.m. I I 4-00 p.m D SESSION II AUGUST 12-17 (12-15 years) a.m. a m. p.m. I I p.m. cu D D noon p.m. noon p.m. D School for Southern Alberta District Residents SESSION III AUGUST 19-24 (9-15 years) am 9.15-10.30 a.m. noon p.m. I I p.m. 4.15-5.30 p.m. D p.m. p.m. p.m p.m. p.m. p.m. Name Phone .....Address.......................................... Age Position........................ Medical Number.............. Date Applications to be accompanied by 00 registration tee All applications must be in by May 31, 1974 Applications must be addressed to and cheque made payable to the CITY OF LETHBRIDGE (in care of Community Services Department City of Lethbndge) The applicant agrees that the Game City Hockey School will not be held responsible for any accident or loss that may occur during the duration of tha School Each boy must furnish all his equipment (goal tending equipment will be supplied) Please indicate T-shirts Parents Signature Applications Accepted on a Firat Come, First Served Basis All Entry Fees Not Accepted Will Be Returned For Further Information Phone 328-2341, Ext 256 or 327 1310 MlnuM Muffler 4th SI and 3rd Avt S ANDY CAPP 3 O MOTHER WiTH ID AWAY MATCHES J) MUCH SCOD, V DID i> ALWAYS FbuNl LJ___' 'ER WAV SACK.' 00 -Wt DAD WAI SCARED ID DEATH OP Pirates remain winless, Perry questioned once By The CANADIAN PRESS San Diego Padres finally did something they had been unable to do all year but Pittsburgh Pirates still can t do it The Padres, the whipping bovs of the National League until now finally put some clutch pitching hitting and fielding together for nine innings Friday and got their first victorv of the season beating San Francisco 3-2 The Pirates still are looking lor their first victory though It took them 11 innings 1o lose their fifth of the year a 7 6 thn 1 ler to St Louis Cardinals In other games Cincinnati Keds clobbered Atlanta Braves 14-2 and Houston Astros downed Los Angeles Dodgers 5 i Padres 3 Giants 2 Steve Arlin and Vicente Homo scattered six San Francisco hits calming down a Sdn Diego mound staff that had been shelled lor 80 hits and 52 runs in six losing games Dave Roberts who had given the Giants a run with an error got it back tor the Padres with a tie breaking single in the seventh We had six outstanding plays in the outfield including iun-Sdvmg catches bv John Bobbv Toland Matty Alou said Padre manager lohn McNamara And Arlin gave us what we needed on our pitching strong innings out of a starter Cards 7 Pirates 6 Dave Parker s three run homer put Pittsburgh in front 4-2 in the third inning but. two- run doubles by Ted Si7emore and Ted Simmons m the sev cnth vaulted the Cardinals in Iront by two Doubles bv Ed Kirkpatnck ,tnd Richie Hebner for a run in the eighth and Richie s homer in the ninth tied it for the Hues but it was only a temporary reprieve In the llth Tim McCarver I ou Brock and Reggie Smith singled and St Louis had the winning run What shaped up as a repeat of a controversial game plaved last week turned out to be just another game for (leveland Indians Gaylord winning one Not once did umpire Marty Spnngslead formally charge the Indians balding right- hander with wetting his pitches Friday night as he had done on opening day when the Yankees beat Perry 6-1 in New York Springstead questioned only one pitch in the eighth inning of the Indians 9-1 first victory in six games this season And bv that time it didn t matter And the home plate umpire didn t even bother warning Perry only cautioning catcher Dave Duncan that the pitch looked suspicious Perry said Springstead called an excellent game That was in contrast to the opener when Perry said he and Springstead were both a little rustv and had poor games Meanwhile in other Minor Soccer Interested in helping the minor soccer league in Lethbndge this summer'' The Lethbndge and District Minor Soccer Association will hold an organizational meeting Monday evening, commencing at seven o clock in the Civic Centre Room 1 All coaches referees and officials from previous years arc asked to please be in attendance Volunteers for many positions are needed to assure a successful vear Anyone interested in helping is asked to attend Monday s gathering Also, any out of town teams interested in joining the league are more than welcome American League games Fndav Baltimore Orioles downed Milwaukee Brewers 5- 'j California Angels massacred Chicago White Sox 15 1 Boston Red Sox beat Detroit Tigers b-3 and the Kansas City at Minnesota game was postponed because of wet grounds The Yanks however were not convinced of Perry s in nocence charging that he still was delivering illegal pitches He definitely threw three 01 lour spitballs to me during the game said Yankee Bobby Murcer flie Indians clipped loser Pat Dobson tor two runs in the second inning then wrapped it up with a six-run barrage in the lourth highlighted by Frank Duffy s three-run homer and John Ellis s two run single And how about this CALGARY (CP) Jim Spavital head coach of Chicago Fire of the World Football League says WFL owners have approached members of the United States government to banish Canadians from National Hockey League teams in the U S He was commenting from Chicago in a phone interview with CBR the Calgarv CBC outlet on the action of the Canadian government Wednesday in introducing legislation to prohibit foreign football leagues from operating in Canada It is aimed specifically at Toronto Northmen of the WFL Spavital tormer head coach of Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League said our owners I understand some of them are writing to our congressmen and senators about getting the Canadians kicked out of American hockey simply because if re keeping the Americans out of Canada they feel that thev ought to just make it completely Canadian there and make it completely American here as far as the NHL is concerned What's New In Trailering from... 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