Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
KAMPAI FIRST FARMERS RANCHERS TOUR OF THE ORIENT 3 WEEKS OUT OF VANCOUVER JAN. 12 ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 THIRD SECTION The Lcthbridge Herald Lethbridge, Alberta, Wednesday, August 14, 1974 Lethbridie Office Furniture Lid. Lower 7th St. Shopping Mall Lcthbrldgv, Phone (403) 328-7411 FILING CABINETS Pages 21 to 32 Graham Kelly Lefaive certain WHA Team Canada will meet Russian? O. J. glad Players association threatens series to be The Saskatchewan Roughriders are alive and well and living in the valley of the Jolly Green Giants. Despite premature rumours of their demise, begun because of a 31-7 loss at the hands of the Edmonton Eskimos on July 26, Saskatchewan wants it to be known that they will be heard from during the present CFL season. "Tell the fans to come and see World War proclaimed Eskie mentor Ray Jauch. And so I did. What I witnessed was Canadian football at its finest in a spine-tingling barn-burner at Taylor Field. The result was a 24-23 victory for the home town team, but even the most hard-bitten Eskimo fan would have admitted that he got his money worth. Taylor Field. Regina. A scene of past triumphs and moments of despair. For me it was a return to my roots, and an opportunity to introduce my own sons to the game of football just as my father did with me twenty-two years ago. That was in 1952 when my brother and I went to witness the Roughriders of Glen Dobbs, play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of Indian Jack Jacobs. Although the Blue Bombers won that only won three out of sixteen that was fascinated with the aerial display put on by Indian Jack, Bud Grant and Neil Armstrong. I was equally impressed with the tremendous punting of a Roughrider by name of Butch Avinger. whose 92 yard record was only broken six years ago by a 108 yard punt of Dave Mann of Toronto. Mann kicked that one in Taylor Field as well. To be brought up in Regina near Taylor Field must be like growing up in Brooklyn adjacent to Ebbets Field. I was eight blocks from the football madhouse, and an equal distance to Exhibition Stadium, both relics still standing and in use today Besides watching Glen Dobbs, Herbie Johnson, Ken Carpenter, Frank Tripuka and others, I also saw Eddie Litzenberger Red Berenson, Bobby Turner and the late Murray Balfour at the hockey barn. But whether pulling for the Pats or cheering on the Roughriders. I was like all the other nuts in sure took our sports seriously. Things haven't changed that much. The press and radio were building up the encounter between the Eskimos and the home town heroes all week. It sounded like a matter of life and death. In fact, Saskatchewan coach John Payne said, "If we don't win tonight, our chances of finishing first are pretty slim." Ronnie Lancaster said this contest was going to be a real war. The feelings were so intense, that contrary to other games, only Roger Scales was shaking hands when the contest was over. At the press conference the night before the epic contest, I kidded Ray Jauch about playing in the rain. I arrived in Regina on Wednesday in rain, and. as it turned out, it rained right up until two hours before game time. Although lacking first-rate inside running, Jauch agreed with me that, yes, we only play in the rain, and that right now, "we're the best mudders in the Two Eskimo exhibition contests, and their first two league games were played in the rain. But the clouds parted, the sun shone, and at eight o'clock, frenzied football fans took their seats. Edmonton started out on their own 35 yard line. First Bell, then Warrington, then Harrell for 11. Wilkinson went back to pass but was forced out of the pocket by George Wells. He scrambled and threw to Gary .Lefevbre for 14 yards. Then Harrell. At that point Edmonton was on the enemy 25-yard line when Bill Manchuk dumped Wilkinson for a loss of seven. George Wells batted down a pass and Dave Cutler put Edmonton ahead with a 40 yard field goal. That all took five minutes and 23 seconds. First down Saskatchewan on their own 35. Ron Lancaster went back to pass. On came the Eskimo rush, alias Smith and Jones. Lancaster left the pocket and fired the ball far down the sidelines. Pete Watson shook his cover, took the ball over his shoulder and ran fifty yards for a touchdown. Bedlam. But Edmonton came back. Edmonton returned the kick-off to the forty-one. Wilkie to Bell, Wilkie to Harrell for 31 yards. But at the 37, Dave Cutler hit the crossbar on a field goal try ending the Eskimo drive. Minutes later, into the second quarter, Cutler booted it through to narrow the Rider margin to one. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Three top-level officials ex- pressed confidence Tuesday that the Canada-Soviet hockey series, scheduled to begin Sept. 17 in Quebec City and end Oct. 6 in Moscow, will go on as planned, despite threat of cancellation by the World Hockey Association Players' Association Ron Roberts, executive director of the WHAPA, told a news conference in Toronto Tuesday that unless the association is represented on the Team Canada 74 steering committee, the players will be withdrawn. However, in Ottawa later, Lou Lefaive, president of Sport Canada, and the man chiefly responsible for arranging the Canada-Soviet hockey series, said he is sure the eight games will be played. He said a meeting of the steering committee will be held in a couple of days and he is confident the differences can be settled. "I'm sure this series is too important to the players and the owners not to work it he said. He said he was informed by Roberts last Sunday that he wanted to be on the steering committee. AGREE WITH ROBERTS Speaking for himself and Douglas Fisher, the other Hockey Canada representative on the committee, Lefaive said: "We think he should be on." But Ben Hatskin of Winnipeg, president of Winnipeg Jets and one of the two WHA representatives on the committee, rejected the idea. In Winnipeg, Hatskin said he believed arrangements had been made to everyone's satisfaction at a meeting the day before the team members were announced. He said the question of Rob- erts' participation on the steering committee never came up for discussion. "We never invited him be- cause we had made him legal counsellor for Team Canada." the 1972 Team Canada series against the Soviets. He said the WHA players Driginally sought or 50 per cent of the WHA's profits from the 1974 series, whichever was greater. Later, Roberts agreed with Hatskin that the players' association should receive 50 per cent of the WHA owners' first profits and 35 per cent of anything beyond. "To preserve this series, we would agree to abide by that financial Roberts. said The steering committee consists of Fisher, chairman of Hockey Canada; Lefaive: Jack Devine, president of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association Gord Juckes, CAHA managing director; Chris Lang, secretary of Hockey Canada; John Bassett Jr.. owner of the WHA Toronto Toros. and Hatskin. Came on to win 100-metre event Doty made use of second chance Over the years I have seldom seen Saskatchewan play well in the second quarter. Edmonton has poor second halves, but the Riders usually almost give it all away during the second stanza. Last Friday was no different. Using Roy Bell and Stuart Lang as targets. Wilkinson moved the Klondike Kings in for a major. They were aided and abetted by some nastiness on the part of the mean Green in the form of two roughing penalties. When the stubble jumpers ran the kick-off back, a roughing penalty again nullified a large piece of real estate picked up by Jimmy Elder. Later in the quarter, Bruce Lemmerman hit Gary Lefevbre in the end-zone for another touchdown. (Lemmerman took over when an innocent Rider very accidently poked a finger into Wilkinson's eye.) Lefevbre should be a shoo-in for a Schenley this year, even though the TD pickings were pretty easy against Bob "the Sieve" Pierce. So when the half closed, Edmonton was up 20-10. The second half was different. The Saskatchewan defence tightened up so much that Edmonton didn't pick up a first down until three minutes into the fourth quarter. But also Old Man River went to work. Old Man River, of course is George Reed. George Reed at the age of 34, and in his 12th CFL season just won't quit running like a frisky colt. He is simply the most incredible athlete in North America today, Gordie Howe and George Blanda not withstanding. In the Rider comeback, George Reed, contributed 128 yards in rushing. 93 of them in the second half. He combined with another great veteran, Bobby Thompson to move offensively against the foe. George set up the major that put the Green and White in the lead. Later Lome Richardson brought the house down by blocking a Dave Cutler field goal attempt. There was still a minute and a half to go. Reed picked up 27 yards and two first downs to run out the clock. Still, it could have gone the other way. In the fourth quar- ter, the ball was knocked from Lancaster's hand. An Eskimo (Ron Estay, I think) watched it roll around en the ground. The referee did not signal an incomplete pass. Riders and Eskimos started to shove and push, Estay looked around at the action and walked away. The referee whistled the play dead. All the Eskimo had to do was pick it up and walk into the end-zone. The Eskimos literally left the game lying on the field. And so. Saskatchewan and Edmonton battled it out All observers I talked to think the league title will be settled by these two teams. But meanwhile, lurking in their den behind the Rocky Mountains, are the first place British Columbia Lions While Saskatchewan and Edmonton engage in World War HI ,oie, ?-c-Llons oould very well walk in and take all the marbles' 1974 is shaping up to be a great season! Meanwhile, in Los Angeles, Dennis Murphy, WHA presi- dent, said he was "shocked" by the dispute. He said it was the league's understanding that matters referred to by Roberts had been settled "to the satisfaction of all." MONEY AN ISSUE Besides being denied a voice on the Team Canada 74 steering committee, Roberts, a Dallas lawyer, complained about the money factor. He pointed out that the Na- tional Hockey League Players' Association received for participating in EDMONTON (CP) Cole Doty wasn't fast enough when Ontario picked two athletes for the men's 100-metre race in this week's Canadian Junior Olympics. But at the conclusion of the event Tuesday, the 19-year-old Mississauga resident was being congratulated after winning the race with a time of 10.7 seconds. "When the team was picked at the Ontario Summer Games in Sudbury earlier this month, I was only named for the 200 metres. I finished second in the 200 at Sudbury and was third in the 100, although the official results had me sixth." But Doty got his chance to compete during the opening program of the three-day Junior Olympics when one of Ontario's original choices, Kerry Smith of Toronto, suffered an injury during a track meet last weekend. Doty was one of 13 athletes who won gold medals during a light session Tuesday which involved only track and field and water polo. Today's schedule saw the start of the remaining diving, gymnastics, judo, swimming, wrestling and boxing. After the first day's com- petition Ontario held the lead with seven gold medals, five silver and two bronze, followed by British Columbia with three gold, two silver and five bronze. Quebec was third in the medal standings with two gold and three silver. The other gold medal went to Saskatchewan, compliments of Jane McLeod of Saskatoon. Miss McLeod won the 400- metre hurdles before 300 fans who watched the afternoon fi- nals in 45-degree weather. She had a time of one minute, 1.9 seconds to beat Vancouver's Maureen Donaldson, A dispute in water polo got the first junior Olympics off on the wrong foot. The B.C. squad from Van- couver, which opened the competition with a 20-4 win over Alberta's team from Westlock, was disqualified for using five players who had previously competed in the Canada Games. "The rules state that athletes who have competed in previous Canada Games or junior and senior national championships cannot compete in Junior Olym- said Peter Cleverley, the water polo chairman. He said there was a break- down in communications; the B.C. team wasn't aware of the rule. The squad has been allowed to stay in the round- robin tournament but will for- Tennis times have changed TORONTO (CP) Twenty- seven years ago, a collegian from Notre Dame by the name of Jimmy Evert beat Emery Neale of Seattle in five sets for the Canadian Open tennis title. "We were strictly amateur in those Evert recalled in an interview Tuesday. "I got my room and board and expense money." That was in Vancouver in 1947. This week, his daughters Chris, 19, and Jeanne, 16, are prime contenders for the women's singles crown in the same Canadian Open which now has prize money totalling The two Fort Lauderdale, Fla., girls would divide if they meet in Sunday's singles final. All their father, coach and mentor got was his name en- graved on a couple of trophies. He also won the doubles with his brother Jerry, now a teaching pro in Little Rock, Ark. Daughter Chris is is the reigning Wimbledon queen, and on Sunday won the United States clay court title. On Tuesday she won a 6-1, 6- 2 victory over Maria Nasuelli of Italy. Jeanne, the third seed who says she is "kinda honored" to be the sister of the tourna- ment's top seed, had little trouble in defeating an incon- sistent Patti Hogan, another American. Hie Nastase, the moody Ro- manian who won this tourna- ment in 1972, became the first major victim of the strong in- ternational men's field when he came up flat and lost 6-1, 6- 1 to Bill Brown of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Top-seeded Jimmy Connors, the Wimbledon king who will marry Chris Evert in Novem- ber, needed a tie-breaker to beat Ove Bengtson 7-6 in the first set but closed out the match 6-2 in the second. Two other seeded men were involved in mild upsets as Spaniard Juan Gisbert ousted Francois Jauffret, the top- ranked player in France and the 10th seed in this tournament 7-5, 7-5, and Fran Pala of Czechoslovakia eliminated Jurgen Fassbender, the 13th seed, 2-6 6-1, 6-2. Broncos help Native Sons Lethbridge Broncos of the Western Canada Hockey League today announced that they have signed a working agreement with the Lethbridge Native Sons Jr. B. club. Earl Ingarfield, coach and assistant general-manager of the Broncos and Richard Blasco. president of the Native Sons, made the joint announcement today. Said Blasco, "this is just what we needed. Now the players we develop will have a direct line to the Broncos." Blasco added that it should be just the incentive needed for the boys who play Jr. B. Before, there was little need for players coming out of Jr. B. Now, at least, they have a goal. Ingarfield expressed the Broncos' feelings in that they would like nothing better than to see a good, solid Jr. B team in Lethbridge. "The playoffs for a berth in the Canada Winter Games will be here in Lethbridge." said Ingarfield. "It would certainly be nice to have Lethbridge represent Alberta in the Games." It is not certain at this time the exact format which will be used in setting up the Sons. However, Ingarfield did assure Blasco's group of full co-operation. feit each of its games by a 5-0 score. After the first day's play- Hamilton, the Ontario representative. and Edmonton City each had 2-0 records followed by Manitoba and Quebec with 1-6 marks. Ontario defeated Saskatche- wan 10-8 then whipped Nova Scotia 11-1. Edmonton topped Nova Scotia 4-2 and edged Saskatchewan 6-4. Doty, who this year will at- tend Southern Methodist Uni- versity in Dallas. Tex., on a track scholarship, didn't run away from his opponents. Runner-up Tom Stanley of Halifax and third-place finisher Hugh spooner of Toronto also hit the tape in 10.7. Spooner was first in the 100 metres at the Ontario Games. Other Ontario winners were: Gladstone Williams of Toronto, 400-metre hurdles; Bill Marcotte of Toronto. 5.000 metres: Ed Takacs of Brantford. 800 metres: Jim Buchanan of Ottawa, triple jump; Sandra Curts of Toronto, 100 metres; and Ka- thy Prosser of Cornwall. metres. Buchanan. 19. took his event with a leap of 47 feet, inches, but he wasn't happv "I have to start jumping better if I hope to do well at the national senior championships in Winnipeg later this month." at camp ASSOCIATED PRESS "There is no longer a strike." said Buffalo Bills running back O.J. Simpson. "I hope they can get the negotiations over with in the next two weeks." Simpson's opinion seemed prevalent Tuesday as .National Football League players continued to pour into training camps across the country. The players' association strike officially entered its 46th day today.'but it was fast becoming a skeleton strike. The majority of players entering camps under the association's 14-day cooling- off period, which is supposed to start today, gave no signs ol wanting to walk out again in two weeks, regardless of the- outcome of talks with owners scheduled to resume Thursday. "Maybe one or two individ- uals would leave." admitted Simpson, "but we won't leave en masse. I wouldn't leave WERE FEW PROBLEMS Most veterans reported to camps without incident but there were exceptions in Full- erton. Cahl and Huntsville Tex DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-O821 732 I2c STREET NORTH HIGA'S MEN'S WEAR FINAL 3 DAYS! 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