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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, April 26, 1973 Series uith Haivks opens Sunday afternoon Rumors say Habs' captain will retire (CP) As Mon- treal Canadiens> prepare for then- Stanley Cup series against Chicago Black Hawks, there is much talk that this will be the final for Canadiens team captain Hcan Richard. Ricliard. an 13-} ear National Hocke> League will lead Montreal into their final F'.'n Stan Fischlers series against the Hawks tha will begin here Sunday aftei noon. One report says the vetera centre will take a post in th Ganadiens' public relations de- partment and announce his re- tirement after the season. Richard was ashed by severa reporters Tuesday night afte nside Hockey J ,w.j'' T1EREK Sanderson of the Boston Bruins must be the dumbest smart guy ever to have laced on a pair of skates or, for that matter, written a book. Despite occasional respites to rejuvenate his repertoire and vocal chords, Derek verbally erupts with the con- sistency of a chinook. The point being that it's about time that Sanderson REALLY shut his large mouth because he has begun treading on some awfully thin ice with his awfully quick tongue. His latest breakaway to- ward what appears to be his goal of utter absurdity occur- red during an interview with Charlotte Gobeil of the Cana- The television discussion with Ms. Gobeil got around to people Sanderson likes and dislikes. He said he didn't like Blacks. "You don't like he was "No.'' he said, "I don't like Blacks." According to Ms. Gobeil, whom I spoke to the others day. Sanderson was some- what less than sober when he uttered these remarks. But she has no doubt that he meant them. "You're a Sander- son was told. "I'm not a bigot." he in- sisted. "If I was a bigot I'd lie about it." The problem here is not so Did he mean what he said about Blacks? Who knows? "Derek likes to shock peo- ple.'1 said Mrs. Gobeil. "It is one of the many roles lie plays." What is one to make of Sanderson? I asked Clinton Jean, a Biack sociologist at Harvard, what he thought of Sanderson's statements. He read them carefully and ap- peared singularlv ummoved. "It's no big said Jean, "and I don't even get angry at him. But if a man such as the basketball play- er, Bill Bradley, who works and plays closely with Blacks, had said it I would be sur- prised. dian Broadcasting Corpora- tion. Ms. Gobeil, an accomplish- ed bilingual journalist, jetted down to Fort Lauderdale, Flo- rida to interview Derek while his attorney, Bob Woolf, was hammering out a financial settlement with the Philadel- phis Blazers. Sanderson, who likes to think of himself as a one- thousand per cent chauvinis- tic Canadian, was in a bad mood and supposedly not re- ceptive to interviews. Accord- ing to the transcript provided me by the CBC, Sanderson said some very explosive things. And, as far as I can determine, only Jim Kearney of The Vancouver Sun has bothered to spank Derek for his outrageous outbursts. much that Sanderson has his likes and dislikes. Lord knows, we all do. What matters is that San- derson's tongue has a bad habit of running out-of-con- troL Let's just suppose that in this case he DID NOT mean a word he said about disliking Blacks. "I told said Ms. Go- beil, "that that was a pretty stupid remark. He told me that he doesn't condemn a whole race and that he had some trouble with them." Perhaps the most persis- tent problem with Sanderson is that one never knows when he is serious and when he is delivering one of his put-ons. "Sanderson makes a point about his being prejudiced, but not a bigot, because he is open about it. That's a fine point that I, for one. don't ap- preciate." Another who heard Derek's remarks was Alan Borovoy, of Toronto, director of the Canadian Civil Liberties As- sociation. Considering that the com- ments did come from San- derson, Borovoy said that they weren't even worth com- ment. Somebody mentioned to the civil rights leader that Sanderson, at least, should be commended for his candor. SPRING SPECIAL! 1972 SUZUKI GT 550 INDY Features like 3 cylinders, electric start, SO h-p. and a top speed of 110 to 115 m.p.h. Reg. SAVE NOW........... THIS BIKE CARRIES A FUU. WARRANTY 1 NEW 1972 SUZUKI 250 cc X-6 HUSTLER SAVE OfF 1973 PRICE-NOW.......... BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd AVE. S. PHONE 327-3221 ClOSfD MONDAY. OPEN 7HUSS AND Oil. UNTIL 9 fM. he scored the winning giai ir Canadiens' 5-3 win over the Fl; ers whether this would be h final playoff series. "After the Chicago series there's lots of time to think There's still a lot of work do." "He'd be crazy to quit now, said team-mate Serge Savard who was whacked across th face by Richard following dressing room dispute in late November. "He is our best centre. H may never score 50 goals, bu he's indespensible to us. have never seen a player wit as much heart. "He gets hit all the tim when he's playing, but he al ways bounces back. Everyon likes him here. There have been quarrels in the past, but that's over with." No one in the Montreal fron office will confirm. Richard's possible retirement. "Will he said Cana diens' coach Scatty Bowman after Tuesday's game. "Maybe he should walk in and sign i new contract tomorrow morn ing. It's unbelievable how he can play so well.'' So far, Richard has played on 10 Stanley Cup-winning clubs, a record he shares with former Habs' captain Jean Beliveau who retired shortly after Cana diens beat Chicago in seven games in 1971. Richard says he would like to make it 11 this year, adding jokingly that "it's the only record of Beliveau's I'll be able ;o But before he announces any- thing about his future, Richarc says he wants to think about the present and die forthcoming series with Chicago. "It's not going- to be an easy series, no series is. .Anything can happen. Remember in 197] when Boston was supposed to win and we beat them? "If we are better offensively and I think it's time we were we should win. From a techni- cal standpoint, the series against Chicago should be easier than the one against Philadel- phia. 'Now, we have to finish the series and then we'll see." Allen Young gets chance with Stamps CALGARY (Special) Line- >acker Blain Lamourex and )ffensive guard Allan Young, non-imports, have been igned by Calgary Stampeders or the 1973 Western Football Conference season. Lamourex, six-feet-one and 15 pounds, is a Calgary na- ive who played college football at Washington State where he vas a regular linebacker in 971 and 1972. Young five-feet-a and 2tt5 xninds. started consistently at Icotana State University for he last two seasons. He is or- ginally from Lethbridge. Young was a standout at full- ack with p.e Lethbridge Col- egiate Institute Rams of Jim fhitelaw. More sport on page 14 Takes three Houston Astros' second baseman Tommy Helm slides into third base with a triple Wednesday evening. Helms' hit came in the first inning against the New York Mets. Third baseman Mike wtiits for the late throw from left field. Mets won the game 5-2. New pro fastball league calls CASA hypocrites TORONTO (CP) Major Softball, a new profes- sional league, unleashed a broadside at the Canadian Ama- teur Softball Association (CASA) Wednesday, calling its directors, among other things "hypocrites of the highest Mitch Litman of Washington, i D.C., here on a fact-finding j oar, said in a news release hat amateur softball associa- tions ir Csr-ada and the United States have never done a thing or players "except collect earn dues." The CASA ruled in Ottawa ast weekend that two new eagues in Ontario Fastball League and the West- ern Canadian Major Fastball be regarded as amateur "until proof of profes- sionalism is presented." 'As to sanctioning those Larry Skinner, executive di- rector of the CASA, said there had been no harassment and said his group, representing about players across Canada, was not agairlt League Softball. He also said charges of ama- Teacher best in five pins semi-pro loops in an ama- eur category, it is simply lu- dicrous. I doubt their (the sincerity as well as their sanity. "If a man gets paid to per- orm in athletics he's a pro Hire and simple, how can he be udged in any other Major League Softball an- nounced Monday it may have to jostpone its May 4 starting date jecause of what it called ha- assment by amateur softball groups in Canada and the U.S. DUNLOP FORD SALES LTD. 1510 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge MEMBER FORD PENTA CAR SYSTEM Office 328-8861 Res. 328-6446 FOR RENT By Day Week Month PINTO PINTO STATION WAGON I MAVERICK TORINO FORD TON 1 TON -FOR YOUR HOLIDAYS Pleasure and Leisure 4 TRUCK and CAMPER UNITS 8'-9'- 10' and IT Book Eariyl For unit emd date of yowr choice. FORD SENTA-CA! WINNIPEG (CP) A vet- eran on a hot streak, a house- wife who got in via the back door and a youngster who has been bowling only months captured three of the four singles titles Wednesday at the Canadian open five pin bowling championships. Fraser Hambly of Toronto, a 30-year-old elementary school teacher who has pocketed about in the last month of bowl- ing, continued his hot streak by winning the men's open singles with a 12-g a m e total of 3.226 points. Dou g Kachuk of Saskatoon as second with 3.113 Koar of Brandon, with 2.959. Helen Robinson of Vancouver. the molher of three girls who brought a 265 average into the tournament, averaged slightly more than 250 as she rolled 3.- 007 points in 12 games to win the women's open singles. Barb Pheips of Saskatoon was second 2.967 and Toby Morgan of Windsor, Ont.. third with 2.354. Robinson got into the singles competition on'y after Leota Valleau won the Western Can- ada singles title but elected to bow] with tha B.C. women's learn in the Canadian tourna- ment when another team mem- ccr was unable to lake part. Robinson was the second high- est B.C. bowler and thus got the berth in the Canadian Open. Ray Rodekop of Burnaby., B C, won the men's closed sin- rlcs -Kith 2.73" points. Murray Quart E rf Toronto was second vth 2.722 and -Terry Mochner of third with 2.W) OTIC of tha surprises of the .championship was 1br victory :n the women's closed singles of Judy Stevenson of Thomp- son, Man. She bowled 2.949 for ]2 proes. an average of 202 and an increase of 66 poants a game her average. Linn Oilds of was Accord viith 2..VKJ Pal teurs receiving payments under the table were hard to prove. Litman said Wednesday that Toronto Athletics, a member of his other Canadian team is Montreal signed Bob Domik, a pitcher who helped Richmond Hill Dynes win the world softball championship in Manila last year, to a pro contract. "Then he (Domik) went west to shop for a higher said Litman. "He was quoted in a newspaper about how much the Edmonton team had offered. How can that team be judged as amateur? I can't fatham that." He said Domik was quoted as saying he'd been offered a weekend for 13 weekends, a new car, an apartment in Ed- monton and a percentage of the gate. "The team would fly him in each Friday and return him each Sunday night or early Monday. Amateuur teams in Canada and the U.S. "have been so con- cerned with losing blue-chip tal- ent they've opened up their cheque books like never be- fore." The time for mutual respect was over. "We have tried from the be- ginning to show the amateur people we meant no harm, posed no threat and certainly didn't cast the first stone. But the kid gloves are off and the only thing we can run out of is money. We will not ever get nto a bidding war with ama- teur teams, it simply isn't worth it.'' A.G.T. Bantams eliminated KAMLOOPS (Special) Lethbridge A.C.T. Bantam "A" Reps were eliminated from fur- ther action in the Kamloops In- ternational Invitational Bantam Hockey Tournament by drop- ping a 4-1 decision to the Cal- gary Bantam "A" Buffalo Ran- gers Wednesday night. Lethbridge had reached the "A" section quarter-finals by winning their first two games earlier in the sevennday tour- ney. In last night's match, the Cal- gary club used' their size to their advantage and literally checked Lethbridge into sub- mission. Calgary held a 2-0 lead after two periods of play and added another pair in the final stan- za. Dennis Ludwig tallied the lone Lethbridge market at the mark of the final period. In cbampionsMn round quar- ter-final action Wednesday, Co- quitlam blanked Saanich 2-0, the North Shore Winter Club of North Vancouver whipped Vancouver Riley Park 13-1, and Quesnel dumned Vancouver Point Grey 6-2. It will be Coquitlam against North Shore and Quesne against the Alberta team in today's semi-finals. Goaltender Dale Neilson wa? the star for Coquitlam as he came up with 37 saves for hii shutout, including 22 in the fina period. Les Koch and Doug Luder scored the goals, both ir the second period. Ken Patenaude and Bren O'Connor scored three goals each as North Shore producec nine goals in the third periw to whip Riley Park. Brian Festerling had thra goals in Quesnel's big win over Point Grey. In non-championship game-- Wednesday, Kamlcops, B.C. de feated Powell River, B.C. 4-1 Richmond, B.C. defeated Cran- brook B.C. 8-5, Saskatchewan Federation of Indians (Gravel- bourg) defeated Esquimalt, B.C 5-4, Prince George, B.C. de feated Medicine Hat, Alta. 5-1 Whitehorse, Y.T. defeated For St. John B.C. 6-3, and Nortt Kamloops, B.C. defeated Ke lowna, B.C. 4-1. All of the loserr were eliminated from the tour nament. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W 8 Pittsburgh New York Chicago....... 8 Montreal 7 Philadelphia 7 St. Louis...... 2 West San Francisco IS Cincinnati..... 12 Houston 11 Los Angeles 8 San Diego...... 7 Atlanta........ 6 L Pet. GBL 3 .727 7 .563 T'j 7 .533 2 8 .467 3 8 ,467 3 13 .133 8 5 .750 6 .667 2 9 .550 11 .421 12 .363 11 .353 Junior curlers wiinl up seasoii The junior girls of the Leth- Curling Ciub will bring their season to an end Friday evening. A1J girls who curled in the ju- nior program this past winter or any who are interested in curling next year are invited to attend the wind up. The wind up is set for eight o'clock at 3305 36th Street NorUa. Trophies for ibc kaguc champions will he presented lo Debbie Cutforfh. .foAnn Ma- linger, Nancy Fowler and Deb- bie ARENA PLAN APPROVED HOUSTON (AP> A million revenue bond plan for financing construction of an seat sports arena was approved Wednesday by city council. The arena, to be built 3n southwest Houston, would be TODAY'S GAMES San Francisco Bryant (2-1) at Chi- caco Hooten (1-1) New York Parker (2-0) at Houston Reuss (3-0) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Montreal 000 109 t S Cincinnati 100 003 7 1 Moore, Marshall Walker (M) Foster (0-2) (11) Andrews (11) Santorini (in McCarver. HR: Spinks LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H pa. Fairly. Mtl 34 9 u .412 Slarqell, Pgh 39 13 16 .410 Conc'-ncion, Cln 48 9 19 .39S A. Oliver, Pgh 51 10 M .392 Maddox, SF 77 12 .390 Goodson. SF 57 7 22 Marshall, SO 27 3 10 .378 lartfenal. Ch! M 14 20 Sanauillen. Pgh 54 19 .352 Moraan, Cin 66 14 23 .348 Rims: Sfargeli. Wynn Hous- ton Milner, New York; McCovey San Francisco (51. Runs Balled In: Morgan, Star- Piichinu (2) decisions: Koosmen, New York: Pittsm'rrh: BU. "ncham Grinnlev. Reuss, Houston, all HOCKEY SCOPES Allan CUD Thunder Bay 9 St. join's 0 Thunder Bay wins best-of-five quar- ter-finals 3-1 Quebec Junior Cornwall 7 Quebec 2 Ousscc issas test-of-seven final 3-2 Ontario Junior Toronto 8 Pe'erborovgh 2 Btjt-of-seven final tied 1-1 AMERICAN LEAGUE East W Baltimore 9 Detroit 8 Milwaukee Boston Cleveland New York Kansas City Minnesota Chicago California Oakland Texas West L Pet. 7 .563 8 .500 7 .500 8 .447 10 .412 10 .375 .647 5 .643 5 .615 6 .571 10 .375 t .333 GBL 1 1 2V, 3 1 IV -4V- 4V. TODAY'S GAMES Detroit Coleman (4-0) at Texas Brobcrg (n-1) Milwaukee Ryerson (0-0) at Kansas City Draoo (2-1) Cleveland Strom (1-1) at Oaklanc Lindblad (0-0) or Fingers (0-0) WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 100 100 I 11 New York 000 000 050 Wood (4-21 and Herrmann; Stotfle myre Lyle (9) and Munson. HR: Detroit.....000100000-1 t 0 Texas 002 002 4 10 Coleman Lagrow (2) and Free- man; Hand Foucault (8) ane Billings. HR: Milwaukee MO 000 2 5 9 Kansas City 300 000 siaton- (1-15 Champion :j; Short (J> Llnry (8) and Porter; Simpson (2-1) Garber (9) and May. HR: uccion Minnesota Ml 200 ISO Boston 010 021 10 0 Hands, Corbln (0-1) (6) and Mirter- wsld; McGlothen, Lee (1-0) Bolin (9) and Fisk. HR: Fisk Baltimore 0 California 000 000 ISO AAcNally (3-2) and Williams; Singer (3-1) and Torborp. Cleveland 010 000 5 1 Oakland 000 ooa 022 Tidrow (3-2) and Duncan; Fingers fO-1) Knowles (71 end Fosse. Baltimore 000 000 0 4 0 California 000 090 1 S 0 McMally (3-2) and Williams; Singer (3-1) and Torborg. LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. P. Kelly, Chi 32 6 14 438 A. Johnson, Tex .44 5 17 ,3W Valentine, Cal.....57 7 22 .384 7 15 .335 3 15 .385 39 39 63 6 !3 .365 50 14 18 56 7 20 .357 23 5 10 11 14 .350 Andrews, Chi..... Holt. Min Freehan, Det Fisk, Bsn Munson. NY....... Jeter, CM Kirkpatrick. KC........___ Home runs Fisk, Boston, 6; E. Williams, Baltimore. 5; Pelrocellt, Boston. 5; Ceoeda. Boston, 5; Melton, Chicago. 5: Mayberry, Kansas City, S. Run- batted H Mayberry, s Citv. 17; Mellon, Chicago, 13; Kirkpatrick, Kansas Cily, Rojas, City, 13. Piiching 2 decisions N. Ryan, liicmia. 3J1. 1.000; Kaat, Minnesota, 3-0. 1.000; Alexander, Baltimore. 2-0, 1.000; Garber, Kansas City, 2-0, 1.000; Paul, Texas. 2-0. 1.000. BASKETBALL SCORES NBA Boston 98 New York 97 New York Isads best-of-seven semi' final 3-2 Los Anoeles 128 Golden Sta> 118 Los "Anqeles wins semi-final 4-1 DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD. 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