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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE April Pat Sullivan Believe it or not, for Jack Nicklaus the 1974 golf season is now somewhat of a bust This magnificent golfer, winner of !4 major tournaments in his professional golf career, must wait until next year to try once more to achieve his greatest goal, a golfing grand slam Nicklaus doesn't think in terms of winning one major championship in one year He thinks of winning all four the Masters United States Open, British Open and the Professional Golfers Association When he doesn't win the Masters, his year, in a way, is over Sundav as Nicklaus described his game, he faltered on the finishing holes instead of getting better His patented late charge threatened twice, but it soon ran out of steam I m always disappointed when I don t win the he stated I m 34 now not 24 Every year you don t win the first one vou count the years you don't have a chance to win all four Nicklaus never talked that way about the grand slam before with such intensity Now that he has won 14 major tournaments, one more than Bobby Jones, the grand slam has become an obsession While he sometimes jokes about it, he wasn't joking Sunday He agrees he still has the desire, but he wonders how long it Will last He feels his ability will outlast his desire and he will want to do other things Perhaps Nicklaus himself is to blame As his golfing stature increases he appears to be satisfied with playing carefully in the earlv rounds for a good position, say two or three strokes off the pace In the final round, he believes he can suddenly shoot whatever it takes to win Sunday it didn t work His final round 69, which he felt should have been a 66, wasn't good enough to offset the brilliant plav of Garv Player In all fairness, Nicklaus did thrill the gathering with two late shots that must have had Player wondering what was going on when the galleries erupted From what appeared to be a watery grave on the 15th hole, Nicklaus made one of his most memorable shots Nicklaus in his final round cautious approach, hit a one iron off the fairway on 15, but it came up short It landed on the mcnne above a pond and rolled back to the edge on a chunk of watery soil After inspecting the lie, Nicklaus took off his right shoe and sock, rolled up his pantleg and put the shoe back on Looking more like Jacques Cousteau than Jack Nicklaus, he submerged his right foot into the pond and swung his sand wedge He put it six inches from the cup The cries of charge that had gone up on the 13th when ne sank an eagle putt of 33 feet, were heard once again The big bear was making his move But as a bogey five had wasted his putt on 13, a bogey four did him in on 16 Nicklaus it has already been made clear, has won 14 tournaments his way playing carefully But with the U S Open at Winged Foot as a testing place in June, perhaps he should take the advice of some and play the first three rounds as boldly as he plays most of his final rounds With his opportunity for a grand slam dwindling year by one bold round often isn't enough, just as his two shots Sunday weren t enough He gave the gallery a thrill or two Sunday, but for his ego and obsession Nicklaus did very little Bowling scores HOLIDAY BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS Irene Marcinko 363 Velma Miller 244 Arvid Oseen 237 Audrey Scott 256 Betty Murtland 334 (785) NICK Bianchi 233 Nellie Berry 274 Jack S'acey 274 Bill Jensen 246 ZeMa Gygi 230 CJOC Bill Doram 251 Allen Richards 267 Frank Bernhart 265 Murray Beazer 278 Ruth Cronkhite 262 Tom Cronkhite 274 Guy Brown 267 Lynne Tremel 259 Edith Voth 266 Jim McPike 264 (710) Joe Myndio 296 HOLIDAY VILLAGE LADIES Beth Flak 274 (701) Lois Aucom 315 (705) Ethel Styner 263 Mel F nnerty 271 (735) Maria Jokuty 267 (713) Alice Gier 247 Renate Waltser 253 Marg Mervyn 254 Alice Kohoas ?48 Jean Mills 271 (690) Vi Anderson 247 Erma McGuire 250 VASA LODGE Carol Park 218 Lil Hegland 229 Hilda Biannchi 229 Don McLean 234 Hialmar Nelson 223 Leora Ness 259 Dolly Belle 218 Ann Aim 247 Emery Field 245 wni Ness 237 ALBERTA AGRICULTURE Myles Matichuk 248 Helen McDowell 224 Ken Kearns 322 (705) George Siegl 224 Alice Clark 224 Keith Adamsofi 250 Rod Chernos 234 Sherry Clark 239 Monica Kearns 227 Rudy Susko 221 PEPSI LEAGUE Bill McTighe 298 Micky Koopman 212 Dick Koopman 218 Ed Carpenter 201 Elaine Carpenter 200 Darlene Maier 201 Ralph Maier 204 Karl Campa 221 Bob Malcomson 236 CAPRI BOWL MORNING COFFEE Joan Milton 275 (655) Kay Davison 243 Marg Legge 254 Tilly Roberts 285 Lydia Geworsky 264 (75) Shirley Hertiem 243 Corne Meere 268 Judy Enckson 305 (b69) Linda Aspeslet 254 Betty Zsovan 241 Jean Burneti 279 (719) MARTINIZING Pat Henderson 301 (824) Mary Mihahk 277 (714) Masa Gosnmmon 273 (739) Anne Culler 276 (603) Louise Kimber 264 Joan Sudo 262 Doreen Wilson 262 (63B) Lorraine Kirchner 290 (676) July Tamayose 258 Evelyn More 251 (639) GREEN'S SHOES Karlyn Spitzer 284 (719) Dianne Violmi 355 (806) Dena Smith 301 (698) Peggy Stanton 277 (714) Helen Weets 288 (768) Bev Mezie 297 EAGLES LODGE Garry Vaykovich 273 (717) Doug McCarthy 282 Andy Krajewski 321 (795) Rick Larson 244 Marion Najda 247 Connie Gilletl 276 Evelyn Groves 273 (776) Jack Fuller 269 Larry Veres 285 (699) Geo Matchett 256 (672) Olga LaRocque 238 Joyce Marsden 250 JCCA Tak Kataka-m 308 (802) Bob Senda 305 Sumi Medoruma 294 Tom Medoruma 282 Masa Goshirmon 273 (739) SrMnob Tanaka 309 (776) Mary Thomas 264 Ryo Nagata 275 (728) Betty Tomiyama 235 Gordie Tanaka 276 Nish Chaki 230 Cashed in The Lethbndge Kinsmen Club were in a generous mood Tuesday and these 10 people were part of those who benefited From left to right are, Larry Jones, Gordon Valgardson, Gaynel Day, Richard Bailey, Cal Hemdnch, Von Gardener, Don Dawson, Arnie Locatelli, Bob Simmons and Danny Inaba Staple ton has club in east finals Four lines turn trick for Cougars SPRINGFIELD, Mass (AP) Using four lines instead of three gave Chicago Cougars the physical edge they needed to put them into the World Hockey Association East Division finals, player- coach Pat Stapleton said Tuesday night I thought changing our lines and using four units was the thing that turned the game our way he said "My players were fresh and it showed up m the third period It was in the third period Tuesday that the Cougars overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat New England Whalers 3-2 at Springfield, Mass in the deciding game of the best-of- seven East Division semi final The Cougars had been coming behind since the start of the series, when they dropped the first two games of the series on Springfield ice Chicago opens the best-of- seven eastern final Friday night in Toronto against the Toros Chicago s series victory was the only real upset of the open- ing plavoff round They just managed to squeak into fourth place in the East Division, one point ahead of Quebec Nor- diques while the Whalers, last year's playoff winners, finished first in the division The top western teams Minnesota Fighting Saints and Houston Aeros, open their division final in Houston Thursday night Veteran Ralph Backstrom scored Chicago's tying goal in the third period and Jan Popiel scored the game winner about three minutes later sliding the puck past goalie Al Smith New England coach Ron Ryan blamed his club's col- lapses in the last periods of the fifth and seventh games of the series on injuries Killing an awful lot of penalties tired my team and it couldn t overcome the situation in the last period, he said "No game was decided by more than two goals which made for a heck of a series and it came down to which team got the breaks The game was delayed for 14 minutes early in the third period when two separate fights broke out Referee Bill Friday assessed 37 minutes in penalties along with game misconducts to Stapleton and Chicago centre Brian Coates Stapleton drew the miscon- duct for being the third in one of the fights and the game misconduct, his first ever in his professional career, for giving Friday the "choke" sign from the penalty box Coates was tossed out 10 minutes later for dumping a bucket of pucks on the ice The Cougars took charge after that, out-shooting the Whalers 24-7 in the last period Kinsmen share wealth The Lethbndge Kinsmen Club realized over from their annual Skatathon, held Feb 2 on Henderson Lake and Tuesday night they gave it away Thirteen organizations picked up cheques Tuesday evening totalling while the rest of the money has been allocated to other Kinsmen projects in the city Five donations went to Cubs Scouts and Brownies in Lethbndge Those who participated were the 10th Lethbndge Brownie Pack, the 14th Cub and Scout Pack as well as the 20th Cub and Scout Pack Von Gardner was on hand to accept the cheque for the 14th Cub Pack while Larry Jones represented the 14th Scouts Fleetwood-Bawden and Agnes Davidson Schools received money as did the Labor Club Saints Accepting their share of Skatathon as well were, Gordon Valgardson on behalf of the Active 20-30 Club, Richard Bailey of the YMCA Judo Club, Gaynel Day of the Gymim Gymnastic Club, Cal Hemnch of the Immanuel Lutheran School and Dan Inaba on behalf of the Lethbndge Minor Hockey Association Also receiving Kinsmen funds Tuesday were the Big Brothers The Kinsmen donation to Big Brothers was m the form of a set of keys for an office The local service club will pay the rent for one year as well as furnish the office The Fort Whoop-Up Society, who this year inherited Fort Whoop-Up from the Kinsmen, will be able to operate this summer thanks to a cheque the Kinsmen gave to Arnie Locatelli As well, Bailey of the YMCA picked up a second cheque for sustaining memberships Basketball signing war, ABA begins raids on NBA NEW YORK announced a virtual raiding war on the National Basketball Association, the American Basketball Association conducts an unprecedented draft of NBA players Wednesday, with the first pick expected to be super-star Kareem Abdul- Jabbar of Milwaukee Bucks or Detroit Pistons' Bob Lamer Bill van Preda Kolff, coach and general manager of Memphis Tarns, who have the first choice by virtue of having finished with the worst record during the 1973-74 ABA season, has said "I guess we 11 pick either Abdul-Jabbar or Lamer or someone on that order, to open the ABA's draft of NBA talent Jabbar, a 7-foot-2 centre, was the winner of the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award this season for the third time in his five seasons in the league The rugged 6-foot-ll Lanier finished third in the MVP voting after helping the Pistons make the playoffs for the first time since 1968 Should the Tarns take either Jabbar of Lamer, both highly- paid stars, they probably would have to wait several years before being able to sign either player, since both have long-term contracts with their present clubs Jabbar negotiated a five- Royals plan practice The Lethbndge Royals will hold their first practice of the 1974 season Sunday afternoon All players wishing to try out for the team should attend the two o'clock outing scheduled at the Wilson Junior High School soccer field The Royals will be participating in the second division of the Calgary Senior Soccer League this year MEN'S WEAR ONCE-A-YEAR SHOE Here's your opportunity to buy famous FLORSHEIM SHOES AT GREAT SAVINGS! Blacks Whites Browns One Price Only Reg. Values to 2-Tones Slip-ons or Oxfords B and 0 fittings 25 95 MEM'S WEAR ITU. 314 -7th Street South Phone 327-2232 year contract with the Bucks in 1972 and Lamer signed a similar contract with the Pistons in 1973 Both also have one-year option clauses m their contracts meaning that Jabbar is tied to Milwaukee through 1978 and Lamer is obligated to Detroit until 1979 However, in the past, several ABA and NBA players have discovered loopholes in their contracts and managed to jump leagues In raiding the NBA for to the recent move made by the fledgling World Football League in drafting and signing players from the established Canadian Football League and National Football ABA has said Our goal is to build the strongest professional basketball league possible NBA Commissioner Walter Kennedy replied 'I have no comment except to say that I assume the ABA would not attempt to have an NBA player breach his existing contract Celtics thump Knicks By THE CANADIAN PRESS A gamble by coach Tom Hemsohn on captain John Havlicek paid off in a 111-99 win for Boston Celtics over New York Knicks in a National Basketball Association playoff game Tuesday night The win gave Boston a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven East- ern Conference final Hemsohn took his calculated risk when Havlicek charged into Dean Memmger for his fifth personal foul with 3 10 to play m the third quarter The Celtics were leading 78- 72 but instead of taking out his star to save him for the fourth quai ler, Hemsohn kept him in t'.e game 'I kept him in because that s where the game was going to be won or said Hemsohn If I take him out, it s like he committed his sixth personal Milwaukee Bucks whipped Chicago Bulls 101-85 in the first game of the Western Conference finals ELRICH TIRE SPORT NATIONAL LEAGUE Montreal Philadelphia St 4 6 1 800 667 New W 5 3 625 Chicago New A 3 1 2 Los San Francisco San h 1 Seaver (0 1-0) and Hodges Renko HRs NY York Tiant 010 2 9 1 and Staub (2) Mtl Bailey (1) LA 000 001 002 Cincinnati 012 000 000 Messersmith Marshall (8) Brewer (1 0) (9) and Ferguson, Kirby Borbon (S) Norman (01) (11) and Bench HR LA Wmn (5) San Fran 000 000 4 0 Houston 000 021 9 0 Willoughby (1 2) Barr (6) and Rudolph Rader (7) Griffin (2 1) and Edwards HR Hou Griffin (1) San Diego 000 000 8 2 Atlanta 010 030 OOx-4 7 1 Arlm (1-2) Troedson (8) and Kendall Reed (2-11 Aker (9) Fnsella (9) and Gates HR Atl Evans (2) Pgh 301 010 000 15 1 Chi 400 001 000 8 0 Ellis Hernandez (7) Guisti (8) Kison (11) (1-1) and Sanguillen Reuschel Kremmel (7) Burns (8) Pma (10) Paul (12) (0-1) Stone (12) and Mitterwald Lundsted (10) HRs Pgh Oliver (1) Hebner (3) Chi Cardenal (1) St Loun 110 010 391 Phila 001 015 13 1 Gibson (0-1) Richer! (7) Pena (7) Thompson (8) and Simmons Carlton (1 0) and Boons BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Boston 111 New York 99 Boston leads Eastern Conference best of-seven final 2-0 Milwaukee 101 Chicago 85 Milwaukee leads Western Conference best of seven final 1-0 Stoltlemyre (2-1) and Munson Cleveland 000 100 7 1 Milwaukee 001 000 7 1 J Perry (1 1) Sanders (9) and Duncan Colborn (0 1) Murphy (8) and Porter Chicago 001 010 7 1 Oakland 000 102 7 2 Wood (1 3) Gossage (7) Pitlock (7) and Herrmann Lindblad (1 0) Knowles (7) Fingers (8) and Fosse HHs Oak Jackson (6) Bando (2) KantatClty 000 100 4 1 Texai 000 200 01 5 2 Busby (2 1) and Healy Clyde Fouceault (1 0) (8) and Billings Sundberg (7) HRs KG Mayberry (3) Tex Burroughs (5) Minnesota 100 000 7 1 California 000 000 5 2 Decker (1-0) Campbell (7) and Borgman Ryan (2-2) and Rodriguez HR Mm Hisle (2) HOCKEY SCORES National New York Rangers 3 Montreal 2 New York leads best-of-seven quarter final 3 2 Chicago 1 Los Angeles 0 Chicago wins best of seven quar- ter final 4 1 Western New Westminster 5 Calgary 3 Calgary leads West Division final 2 1 Centennial Cup Kelowna 3 Red Deer 7 Kelowna wins Western Canada best of five Centennial Cup semi final 4 1 GENERAL 1st LINE REAR TRACTOR TIRE 18.4x34 -6 ply The tire experts with the low prices! 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