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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 24, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IETHBRIDOE HERALD Tuwdoy, April 24, 1773 Emerge with biff 2-0 >viii over Leeds Liverpool all but champion LONDON fCP> has the English soccer league championship all Inil in its grasp after .sending Leeds United plummeting out of con-' tcntion with a 2-0 home win) over the cup finalists today, i Arsenal, second in the I able, See our Jorge assortment white. For Spring and Summer of sandals, in colors and JUST ARRIVED "Leok-Alikes" for Him and Her Open Thurs. Till 9 p.m. OD WORLD OP SHOES 317A-6th STREET DOWNTOWN is left with only the slimmest possible chance of topping the favorites after managing only a single point from a 2-2 draw away to Southampton. Liverpool took its points total to 59 with one match remaining while Arsenal has 55 with two games left. The London club could conceivably match Liver- pool's points total, but faces an almost impossible task if it is to top the Merseysiders on goal average. Leeds, punished by Liverpool goals from Peter Cormack in the 47th minute and Kevin Kee- gan six minutes from, the end, still has three games'left, but with 51 points cannot catch the leaders. LOCKED FANS OUT The gates at Liverpool's ground were closed more than an hour before the kick-off with fans packed inside and thousands more still clamoring to get in. Liverpool was worth its vic- tory over an injury-hit Leeds side which faltered in the final stages of the championship race as it has done so many times in the past. Leeds' main attention now will focus on its appearance at Wembley on May 5 when it will seek to retain the F. A. Cupi against second-division Sunder- land. As well as the grim struggle for points at Liverpool and Southampton there was a flood of emotion at Manchester where England maestro Bobby Charl- ton played his last home game for Manchester United before retiring at the end of the sea- son. Thousands of fans invaded the Old Trafford pitch when Charl- ton, the United captain, re- ceived gifts from club chairman Louis Edwards and opposing skipper Tony Currie of Sheffield United. UNITED LOST ANYWAY But the Old Trafford attend- ance of took the club's total gate this season past one not pre- vent the Manchester club from conceding a 2-1 defeat. At the bottom of the First Di- vision, Norwich City failed to ease relegation fears when it was crushed 3-0 away to Wol- verhampton Wanderers. In the Second Division, Ray Graydon, who hit the 34th min- ute equalizer which gave Aston Villa a 1-1 draw at Millwall, was sent off 15 minutes from the end after kicking Harry Cripps of Millwall. Stan Fischler's Inside Hockey eisure Investigate a Beaver leisure home today. All our cottages are flexible to change and expansion. We can also supply you with a factory manu- factured "Shell" package ready for assembly at site. This would enable you to finish the cottage at your convenience as time and money allows. Ask about our new vacation home plan low interest low monthly payments. KOOTENAY Check these leisure living features a vaulted cp'ling in the kitchen and lounge, combined with wood panelling to create an atmosphere of ejegance a large sundeck, ideal for lounging or sunbathing 723 square feet of leisure living space can be insulated economically to make it a "four seasons" cottage. AS LOW AS PER MONTH For complete information regarding location, design, construction and financing call Beaver at 328-4461. We have qualified people to help you obtain the leisure home of your choice. BALSUM Look what you get in the 672 square feet of living area two good sized bedrooms with closets, a full size bathroom, a utility room and lots of living room kitchen area. You could have the comforts cf this home now at an economical down-to-earth price. It's Fencing Season Enjoy Your Leisure Time With A Beaver Privacy Fence FREE ESTIMATES Jl Monthly Payments As Low As NEED A GARAGE? Now is the time so that you can enjoy the summer ahead. BEAVER 22'x24' TWO CAR GARAGE Features extra 2' depth at rear for Smooth opening 16' x 7' steel door. Wide eave end gable overhang ta compliment new home styling. Exterior siding at bottom to match most modern homes. Upper half con be com- pleted in a host of finishes. Precut studs and rafters. 210 Ib. shingles. Factory assembled walk in dcor end window ready for instant installation................ HEIGHT 6 FT. OR LESS COMPUTE MATERIAL PACKAGE C1 1 CO Concrete Joundolion not I WV NO MONEY DOWN A MONTH 3rd Ave. 17th St. S. PHONE 328-4461 Open Monday to Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. November 1, 1971 the World Hockey Associa- tion founders met the press on a grand scale for the first time in the league's young life. It happened in a ball- room of the Americana Hotel in New York where more than 100 newsmen wondered what this maverick organization was all about; and why. According to my personal estimates nine-and-a-half out of ten witnesses believed the WHA either was (a) an Elab- orate practical joke, or (b) a very futile attempt to mine In November 1971, a sec- ond major hockey league seemed like an impossible dream if ever there was one. It was a dream once nur- tured by the American League in the early Thrties and again by former Western Hockey League President Al Leader in the Early Sixties. Both times the pressure of a mdghtly NHL octopus strang- led the concept before it was able to grow to maturity. Fortunately, the WHA saga was different in one major detail, its founders. Dennis Murphy and Gary Davidson, were not hockey men and therefore did not have the sense to pale and erovel at the mention of an NHL threat. The arrival of Hunter and Winnipeg's Ben Hatskin was an additional blessing be- cause they were the kind of in-fighters who were just The soft spots were New York and Ottawa. The Raid- ers came brio the league with a fragile financial nackase which couldn't survive No- veniber 1972. In Ottawa, the Nationals simply couldn't draw large enough crowds. However, both potential disas- ters were redeemed. The Nats will move to Toronto with hefty financial backing while the Raiders soon will have new owners to take over the league's operation of the club. There were other aches and pains, be sure. Phila- delphia's Blazers staggered under a heavy salary scale which finally was lightened when Derek Sanderson de- parted. The situation later was complicated when Ber- nie Parent walked out on the team during the playoffs. On the plus side, lie Blaz- ers have a very wealthy owner in trucking magnate Bernie Brown and he is ex- pected to straighten out his club between now and Sep- tember. The genuinely positive side the mother lode of hockey gold and that the league would evaporate quietly be- fore it ever saw the light of day. When Edmonton's "Wild" Bill Hunter concluded his "we'll show the NHL estab- lishment we're for real" spiel that day, several so-called sophisticates among the New York media contingent chuck- led to themselves about Hunt- er, the wild-eyed man from the Canadian west, and his ambitious predictions. Quite frankly, I had my doubts, too. thirsting to take on the Clar- ence Campbell crowd. In the months following that monumental November 1971 meeting, the WHA suf- fered an inordinate number of growing pains; rot the least of which was the bursting of the Miam; Screaming Eagles balloon and a horde of legal headaches generated by the NHL. But Murphy, Davidson, Hat- skin and Hunter persisted. Hatskin, of course, pulled off the most elaborate trick of a1! when he obtained Bobby Hull from the Chicago Black Hawks. Despite Hull's ab- sence from the early season WKA games, the baby league finally got off the ground and after a wobbly few weeks it straightened out and contin- ued on course. "We expected problems in two said WHA Presi- dent Davidson, "and we were prepared to deal with them." of the WHA comes in vari- ous sbides of green. Network television interest both in Canada and the United States in this the first season was more than normally could be expected. Crowds in Ouebec City, Winnipeg and Boston were more than en- couraging. A new rink opened in St. Paul and another arena is now under construction in Edmonton. Chicago's Cougars are searching for a suburban site for their club while the Hous- ton Aeros a genuine sur- prise at the gate are talk- ing arena, too. Add to that the obvious in- terest of new franchise-seek- ers in Miami, Vancouver, Montreal, Denver and San Diego and you have a very, good reason why all of those nine-and-a-half out of ten skeptics back in November 1971 are now convinced the WHA is here to stay. If you don't believe it, just ask the NHL and the chaps on its Board of Governors who talked merger with the WHA. Race results Laurin wants betting altered LOUISEVILLE CAP) The head of the Kentucky State Racing Commission said Mon- day that he has rejected a re- quest by the trainer of two top Kentucky Derby prospects to permit the colts to run as sepa- rate betting interests rather than as an entry. William H. May said he re- ceived the request "four or five days ago" from Lucien Laurin of Montreal, trainer of odds-on Derby favorite, Secretariat, and cf Angle Light the colt who beat Secretariat in last Satur- day's Wood Memorial at Aque- duct. Laurin has said if Secretariat the 1972 Horse of the Year, and Angle Light have to run as an entry in the Derby May 5 he would resign as Angle Light's trainer. Secretariat is owned by Meadow Stable, which won the 1972 Derfjy with Riva and Angle Light is owned by Edwin a Toronto, electronics executive. WONT GO TO THE TOP The racing commissioner said granting Laurin's request require a declaration of an emergency by Kentucky Gov. Wendell Ford. "And I Just don't think it's an May ended. "It might be a desirable tiling, and Oiere's some sentiment among our members foC Ifoe racing commission) for it. But I tlrajpht governor's emer- gencies should be reserved for emergencies." Racing niles prohibit splil en-' tries of bor.-cs