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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Slampcders roll to fourth straight win McMahon jinx still hangs over Bombers DOWN, BUT WITH THE BALL Herm Harrison, light end for Calgary Stampeders, hangs onlo the ball despite being buried under Mickey Doyle (lop) and an uniden- tified Winnipeg Blue Bomber Monday night in Calgary Stamps won the Canadian Football League game 36-12. NHL will seek same exemption By THE CANADIAN PRESS I[ professional football and basketball clubs in the United Slates seek exemption from President N i x o n 's voluntary wage and price freeze the Na- tional Hockey League will seek tho same exemption, Brian O'Neil, NHL executive director said Monday. "We would ask for Hie exemp (ion in the same way as an) other professional sport.' O'Neil said in an interview in Montreal. "If it's given, It's going to be given lo professiona .sport, not just to basketball, football or hockey." "Football and basketball fin the U.S.) are slill in the position where all their contracts are no signed. Baseball doesn't have to worry about it." Only a handful of NHL play- ers have signed new contracts this season. The NHL training camps open in a couple o weeks but unsigned players are not allowed to enter the camps under NHL rules. O'Neil said the NHL has nol been informed whether it wil be exempted. "Neither have any o[ the other professional he added. He said there are no plans for Clarence Campbell, NHL presi- dent, to meet with U.S'. govern- ment officials on the subject. O'Neil said a player about lo sign a contract for this season involving more money than las year, has been placed in Toyota ta Travel Announcement CON BARRETT les Inglfi, Fred Slorv and Pcfo Alexander would lilto to welcome Con Barrel! to tho Toyola Sains Toam. Con liai had over 25 ycari i rifnco in tlia automotive ii w.ll flunlificd lo rli w, ;.i05 all friends r. nc. uain'anccs to drop oul find view thn qrcnt line of Toy- oln nulomrbiU's, Skylark comp- rrs rind trailers, Empress molar- ami Riluicitl molnlr lionics. very unfair situation because he has ...i year more experience and should be entitled to more money." Prices o[ NIIL tickets are also Involved. "There's a freeze on prices as well, so that, stricly speaking clubs would not be allowed (to raise prices) unless they have done so In advance many have already raised their prices and have collected the money for them for the upcoming sea It's not clear whether or not this is considered an exemp- tion by virtv.e of the fact they have the money." When asked what the NHL could lose in dollar terms if ticket prices were frozen, O'Nei replied; "I haven't any idea because I haven't seen the new prices for (he tickets. I would expect it to be in the neighborhood of be- tween five and ten per cent." Bill Wirtz, Chicago Black Hawks president, said: "There have to be special considerations for sports. Stan Mikita.and Bobby Hull signed under two-year contracts. But we have players who have com- pleted their contracts and there has to be some way to compen- sate the Increase of their abil- ily." CALGARY (CP) Winnipe Blue Bombers, failed Monda night to exorcise the jinx tha has plagued them since the 19C Western Football Conferenc playoffs. The hapless Bombers bowec 36-12 to the conference-lcadin Calgary Stampeders, the eJght defeat in succession for th jinxed Winnipeg Club on Me Mahon Stadium turf. It wasn't for want of IryinL but a powerful Calgary defenc had no trouble containing th Winnipeg offence, directed b Benji Dial who was filling in fo injured quarterback POD Jonas Calgary quarterback Jerr; Keeling connected on 15 of 3 pass attempts and the victory before spectators gav Calgary a six-point margin ove the rest of the Saskatchewan Koughriders, EC monlon Eskimos, and Britisl Columbia Lions. There will be a team alone ii second place Wednesday night however, after Edmonton play B.C. at Vancouver. PASSES FOR THREE Three of Reeling's passe; were good for touchdowns, in eluding a 35-yard rocket t Jesse Mims which erased a 3- deficit early in the first quarter Also good for six points was a seven-yard pass to flanker Gerry Shaw at of the sec ond quarter followed by a 25 yarder to end Herm Harrison about 90 seconds later. Frank Andruski, on a 31-yar< pass interception m i d w a 3 through Ihc third quarter, am fullback Hugh McKinnis, on B three-yard run, got Uie other Calgary touchdowns. The Stampeders were aheac 7-5 at the end of the firs quarter, added 21 unanswered points in the second and out scored Winnipeg 8-7 in the third There was no scoring in the fourth. Larry Robinson hammerei four converts through the up- rights and Bill Van Burkleo added two singles, one from 54 yards, to round out the Stam- tally. Winnipeg got its only touch- down late in the Ihird quarter when Dial tabbed Dob Larose from 18 yards oul. Jonas, nurs- ing a shoulder injury picked up in Regina last Friday, con verted the touchdown and kicked a 50-yard field goal. The four-points gave Jonas a total of 31 in the conference in- dividual scoring race, four points up on Robinson. On a net offence passing and rushing minus team New leader at Lakeside Jubilee got some help from Flemings in Lakeside Golf agiic action Monday and as result moved past Leo Sinfi- ;rs Into first place. Jubilee now las 135 points as compared lo 134 for Uie Singers' crew. Fleminfis belled tha Clothiers 11- an eight-point sweep as Dean Marker led the way with low gross 37 which earned ilm lop honors. net was iharcd by Gary Bartlell of Safe- vnvs and Ed Sondy of Parsons carli wllh 33. losses such as yards lost on bro- ken outdid Win nipeg 386-220. Harrison, who contributed 117 yards on nine pass receptions, said the team's performance was because of e new attitude. "It's something persona] he said, comparing the team with its 1970 ancestor. "We play as a unit. There are no individuals. "The guys have a lot of pride. Joe Nainatli still not discouraged NEW YORK (AP) Joe Nameth, '.vearir.g a cast and a "Keep Smiling" button, said Monday football is his life. "t haven't even thought alxwt giving it Namalh said during a news conference a inidlown hospital where he is recovering from an oper- ation for torn ligaments in his left knee. He was injured in an exhibition game against Detroit Lions Aug. 7. The New York Jets' quart- erback now hns had two oper- ations on each knee and missed most of last season be- cause of a broken wrist, Why risk a crippling injury by playing again, (he reslaur- anl-owner, part-time actor was asked. "It's very simple. Right now I'm doing something I enjoy doing. A man's very fortunate when he makes a living at something lie enjoys. I know I'm not a good aclor I'm not even close lo it. But when I'm on a football field I liave a different attitude." Dr. James A. Nichols, operated on Nnmslli, said in a .statement that a decision should be mndo in 12 weeks whether he will return this season. STANDINGS titltlctt Inner lemlngs rltOWftyS nslertos