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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, December 13, 1974 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD 15 RON SHEMANCHUK DUNKS ONE SHOOTERS' Senate Bill S 14 passed first reading on October 29th sponsored by the Honorable Senator Cameron The Senator normally is concern ed with the finer arts and it is our opinion that he should confine his interests to the areas he knows best The proposed Bill would in one fell swoop eliminate the private ownership of handguns require permits for the use of shotguns and rifles as is presently required for handguns and make a mandatory test necessary before any permit is issued If you were to loan your shotqun to your brother this Bill would make you subject to a prison term of two years It is interesting that the Bill is entitled An Act to Amend the Criminal Code whereas a more accurate title might be An Act to Curtail Private Ownership of Firearms The real tragedy of this Bill is that it would do no good True the law abidmq citizen may be dis armed by a single piece of legislation The criminal never will be It is unfortunate that this and similiar Bills focus on the firearms an inanimate object and ignore the main problem which is Criminal mis use We know of no Bill to increase the penalty for mis use of firearms Kmvei u ead pipe A felon contemplating murder would only receive an additional concurrent sentence if he included an illegally owned handgun in his plans whereas the target shooter or hunter who inadvertently fell afoul of the red tape would receive a jail sentence We do need tougher laws and it is time to stop molly coddling the criminals in our midst We need a mandatory jail sentence of five additional years for any crime in which a firearm is used which shall not be concurrent But there is considerable doubt that any such thing will ever come to pass After all we must under- stand rehabilitate and release on probation thise mis guided criminals in our midst Saracasm aside the problem is Crime not Firearms and it is high time the disease is considered for treatment and not one of the symptoms 329-7thSt 8 LETHBHIUQt, ALTA PhOM 32I-M22 PLAINSM4N SPORTS HI Western Canada s leading sup plier of quality firearms target equipment reloading supplies lightweight camping gear com plete gunsmithing service KENK01KAS DON MARINO BOB HOBBS ART BOURNE SHEILA KING RITA BROOKS Doug's, U of L represent South ANDY CAPP The Canada Winter Games provincial basketball playoffs will take place tonight and Saturday at the University of Lethbndge gym Competition includes both men's and women's teams The men's teams include Doug's, representing the South Zone, Central Zone winners, Mount Royal College, and the Northern Zone winners, the Edmonton Barons In women's competition the U of A Pandas, from the Northern Zone, Central winners from Cold Springs, and the U of L Pronghorns from the Southern Zone, will compete There is no charge for any of the games in the tour- nament It will be run as a round robin event with the top two teams then meeting in a double knockout affair The winners of the tourna- ment will represent Alberta in the Canada Winter Games slated for Feb 11 23 The U of L Pronghorn team is coached by Jack Lilja and the Southern Zone represen- tatives boast some fine basketball players Besides the Lilja gals, Les and Lori, they have Sandra Knight, Kathy Bardgett Jacy Fox, Georgina Lester, Kathy Peacock, Debbie Yanota, Susan Cash and Pat Skidmore Doug's of Lethbndge is coached by veteran basket- bailer Wes Rice and managed by Doug Clark Long a basketball power in Southern Alberta, the club includes Dave Clark, Robin and Bob Hansen, Bryce Thompson Kevin Anderson, Ron Seimenchuck, Perry Leishman Jim Toone, Spence Zaugg and Jack Chymboryk Two games are slated for Friday with the Pronghorns going against Cold Springs at 7 p m and Mount Royal meeting Doug s at 9 p m Saturday at 9 a m Mount Royal play the Edmonton Barons, and at 11 a m the U of A Pandas go against Cold Springs Doug's take on the Barons at 1 p m and the U of L meet the Pandas at 3 p m From that point on in the tourney the competitors will be decided on won-loss records with games at 7 and 9 Saturday night Allen hit well NEW YORK (API Atlanta Braves would like to see Dick Allen hit National League pitchers for them in 1975 the way he assaulted American League hurlers for Chicago White Sox in 1974 Allen batting average of 301 gave him a tie for seventh in the AL in 1974 But he led the league in slugging with a 563 percentage well ahead of the 514 by runnerup Reggie Jack- son of Oakland A s AL Most Valuable Player Jeff Burroughs of Texas Rangers was third at 504, followed by the A s Joe Rudi at 484 Rod Carew of Minnesota who led the league in batting at 364, was llth in slugging with a 446 percen tage In 128 games, Allen batted 462 times and had 139 hits including 23 doubles, one tri- ple and 32 home runs for 260 total bases The 32-year-old first baseman was dealt to the Braves during baseball's re- cent winter he sent them a telegram saying he didn't plan to report University hockey team in Las Vegas The University of Lethbndge Pronghorns hockey team left Thursday afternoon for a two-game ex- hibition series in Las Vegas Friday and Saturday The locals, presently in fourth place in the seven team Alberta College Athletic Conference, will play exhibi- tion games against a Las Vegas club tonight and Satur- day before returning home Sunday The players are spending of their own money each to finance the trip The club received from the Las Vegas club, and raised the rest of the money through ex- hibition games and a cabaret Sunday's action starts at 9 30 a m with another game at 11 30 If necessary there will be games at 1 30 and 3 30 p m Sunday Trophies will be presented to the winning teams and most valuable players at the conclusion of the tournament I PEEL SURE I'VE FORGOTTEN SOM6THIN' I PORGOT T' TELL 'ER. I WAS UEAVIN1 'Eft' Stags elated, nearly fans on hand A pair of streaks abruptly halted THE CANADIAN PRESS Two National Hockey League unbeaten streaks end- ed Thursday night and, as a result, Vancouver Canucks to day hold the biggest margin of any of the four division leaders The Canucks defeated Buf falo 5-3, ending the Sabres' un- beaten streak of 11 games and taking a 15-pomt lead over St Louis Blues and idle Chicago Black Hawks in the Smythe Division Los Angeles Kings lost their 11 game unbeaten string on the road with an 8-1 loss at Boston and the Bruins moved to within 10 points of the leading Sabres in the Adams Division In other games Thursday, Philadelphia Flyers blanked Minnesota North Stars 6 0, St Louis edged Detroit Red Wings 4 3 Kansas City Scouts defeated California Seals 5 3, Washington Capitals tied New York Rangers 6-6 and Pitt sburgh Penguins tied Montreal Canadiens 3-3 The Flyers win put them nine points in front of Atlanta Flames in the Patrick Divi- sion while Montreal moved one point in front of the Kings in the Norns Division ONCE LED ISLANDERS That left the Canucks with the biggest lead in the league In their four previous NHL seasons, the Canucks had only once finished 15 points or more in front of anybody That was in 1972-73 when they finished seventh in the old East Division 23 points ahead of eighth-place New York Islanders Goals by Jerry 0 Flaherty and Don Lever in the first minute of the third period gave Vancouver the winning margin over the Sabres after the teams had tied J A in tne second period It was a bad night in goal for Sabres' Roger Crozier who made only 14 saves while Van couver's Gary Smith stopped 28 shots The loss ended a Buffalo un beaten string of 11 games both at home and away and a 13- game unbeaten streak on home ice The Kings string of six wins and five ties on the road this season ended when the Bruins outshot Los Angeles 37-16 with Phil Esposito scoring his 24th goal of the season, Bobby Orr his 17th and Johnny Bucyk his ninth and 10th Another lengthy streak end- ed when Washington rallied for the tie against the Rangers The Capitals, play- ing before a home crowd of ended a seven-game los- ing streak Michigan Stags appear to have made a big find in left winger Pierre Guite and seem to have found some fans at the same time Summaries KANSAS CITY 5, CALIFORNIA 3 First Period No scoring Penalties Giroux 6 00 Burns 15 18 Gardner Cal 19 40 Second Period 1 Kansas City Lernieux 4 5 42 2 Kansas City Rota 7 (Giroux Powis) 1244 Penalties Williams 2 59 Neilson 6 43 Croteau 947 Johnston 1116 Dube 1553 MacAdam Paiement majors 18 25 Third Period 3 Kansas City Nolet 13 (Patterson) 031 4 Kansas City McElmury 3 (Snell) 1 35 5 California Williams 5 (Huston Murray) 2 44 6 California Frig 3 (Mott Patey) 3 57 7 California Hrechkosy 9 (Williams Frig) 10 55 8 Kansas City Lemieux 5 (Giroux) 1207 Penalties 3 19 Pesut 1250 Neilson 1952 Shots on goal by California 8 8 Kansas City 10 15 Goal Meloche California Plasse Kansas City 979 BOSTON 8 LOS ANGELES 1 First period 1 Boston Hodge 9 (Esposito Vadnais) 2 55 2 Boston Esposito 24 (Orr Vadnais) 1006 Penalties Harper LA 7 11 BroJvn LA 9 31 Forbes B 12 04 Orr 815 29 Second period 3 Boston Shep pard 6 6 37 4 Boston Orr 17 (O Reilly Smith) 15 06 5 Los Angeles Carr 2 1747 Penalties Orr B 5 28 KamodOSki LA 5 56 Forbes B 1042 Hodge B 1946 Third period 6 Boston Forbes 8 (O Reilly Savard) 3 45 7 Boston Schmautz 6 (Edestrand McKechme) 9 54 8 Boston Bucyk 9 (Vadnais Hodge) 1239 9 Boston Bucyk 10 (Sheppard Esposito) 17 13 Penalties Smith B 6 18 Kozak LA (minor) Smith B (minor misconduct) 8 52 Harper LA (minor misconduct) 12 34 Komadoski LA 16 20 Edestrand B 1858 Shots on goal by Los Angeles 3 6 Boston 11 17 NY RANGERS 6 WASHINGTON 6 First pe-iod 1 Washington Mikkelson 3 (Marson Mohns) 10 12 2 NY Rangers Ratelle 8 (Gilbert 15 3 NY Rangers Park 7 (Irvine Fairbairn) 14 14 4 NY Rangers Sanderson 9 (Bednarski Fairbairn) 18 46 Penalties Marotte R 8 07 Bednarski R 9 07 Anderson W 1046 Second period 5 Washington Atkinson 1 (Mohns Labre) 3 25 6 Washington Dupere 14 (Nicholson) 10 30 7 NY Rangers Irvine 5 (Stemkowski Marotte) 1435 8 NY Rangers Gilbert 13 (Ratelle Vickers) 1633 9 NY Rangers Gilbert 14 (Ratelle Vickers) 19 40 Penalties Park R 4 55 Mohns W 15 36 1923 Third period "0 Washington Marson 5 (Bloom Labre) 510 11 Washington Atkinson 2 (Labre Bloom) 9 10 12 Washington Hrycuik 4 1610 Penalties Bednarski R 10 06 Nicholson W Greschner R (majors) 17 50 Shots on goal by NY Rangers 12 15 Washington 11 8 PHILADELPHIA 6 MINNESOTA 0 First period 1 Philadelphia Leach 13 (Clarke) 2082 Philadelphia Macleish 10 (Van Impe Lonsberry) 451 3 Philadelphia Leach 14 (Barber Clarke) 6 52 4 Philadelphia Dornhoefer 6 (Macleish Harris) 15 07 Penalties Gibbs Mm 1 40 Joe Watson Pha 1744 Second period 5 Philadelphia Leach 15 (Barber Clarke) 1214 Penalties None Third period 6 Philadelphia Clement 8 (Jim Watson Crisp) 6 23 Penalties Barber Pha 1 42 Ahrens Mm 1401 Shots on goal by Minnesota 8 10 Philadelphia 10 6 Attendance 17 007 ST LOUIS 4 DETROIT 3 First period 1 Detroit Grant 13 (Dionne Charron) 6 50 2 Detroit Lochead 11 (McCann Hamel) 1051 Penalties Anderson D Gassoff SL (minors majors) 4 52 Libbett D 7 30 St Louis (benLh served by Thorn son) Detroit (bench served by Berenson) 14 24 Second period 3 St Louis Merrick 10 (Bob Plager Palazzan) 8 14 4 Detroit Dionne 14 (Charron Grant) 851 5 St Louis Collins 9 (Merrick Sacharuk) 1843 Penalties Salovaara D 2 33 Hamel D 6 15 Unger SL 730 Bailey SL 1050 Bergman D 15 09 Third period 6 St Louis Unger 15 (Larose Bob Plager) 646 7 St Louis Patrick 5 (Larose Urger) 7 37 Penalties Plante SL 8 01 Shots on goal by St Louis 12 9 Detroit 12 3 Attendance 11 238 VANCOUVER 5 BUFFALO 3 First period 1 Vancouver O Flaherty 7 (Snepsts Rochefort) 5 29 Buftalo bare Luce) 1434 Penalties Lever V 601 Korab Buf 1945 Second period 3 Vancouver Rochefort 6 (0 Flaherty Meehan) 2 01 4 Buffalo Dudley 11 (Fogolm Lorentz) 3 56 5 Buffalo Martin 21 (Korab Perreault) 7 34 6 Van couver Oddleifson 10 (Gould) 840 Penalties Hajl Buf (misconduct) 0 55 Monahan V 5 42 Robert Buf (misconduct) 1229 Bordeleau V Dudley Buf 14 30 Snepsts V 1844 Third period 7 Vancouver O Flaherty 8 018 8 Vancouver Lever 13 (O Flaherty Monaham) 0 57 Penalties Kearns V 4 18 Lorentz Buf 5 28 Spencer Buf Dudley Buf Pratt V Kearns V 16 50 Shots on goal by Vancouver 3 7 Buffalo 16 4 Attendance 15 863 CLIP THIS COUPON and get fi.ll 1111 any SUIT OR CO-ORDINATE at Regular PricM. 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Box 176, Barnwell, Alberta The Stags just acquired Guite in a trade with Quebec Nordiques last weekend Thursday night, he came through with three goals to lead the Stags to a 5-3 World Hockey Association victory over Winnipeg Jets Guite s performance appar entlv was catching as team- mate Guy Trottier scored the other two Stag goals In other WHA games, Phoe nix Roadrunners beat Van- couver Blazers 4 2 and Quebec defeated Cleveland Crusaders 52 Said Stags coach Johnny Wilson of Guite 'He was just fantastic Next to Bobby Hull I don t see any better on the left side around the league I liked what I saw tonight That s the kind of hockey I ve been waiting for since train- ing camp he said The crowd of nearly 4 000 up from less than for many earlier games, was es- pecially encouraging in view of the fact that the National Hockey League Detroit Red Wings were also playing at home 99 year-old Jackrabbit not coming HiNCHER CREEK (CP) Jackrab- bit Johannsen won't be present for the cross- country skiing events at the Canada Winter Games in this southern Alberta community in February Its not that his 99 years of age will keep him back He s just too busy Mr Johannsen in a letter to the Canadian Ski Association apologized for declining an invitation to open the races He said he s already heavil} booked with skiing trips this winter to Colorado Idaho and Norway Mr Johannsen doesn t simply shoot the starting gun to begin a race he usually skis the first one or two 10 mile legs of the race DIMITRI PURE Charcoal and more charcoal. 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