Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thunday, December 16, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Bucks roll right along scoring By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Houston Rockets have figured out a way to win: staggered scoring. Stu Lantz scored 20 of hisi game-high 30 points in the first I half Wednesday nighl, as the DON JONAS Don Jonas joins liead table list The guest list for the 19721 LeUibridKe Kinsmen Sports-1 man's Dinner reached two lo- day with the announcement j that Don Jonas will be in at-1 tendance. Jonas joins master of cere- monies Normie Kwong at the head table for the Feb. 5 dinner. Jonas, a Penn State gradu- ate started his career as a running back with the Phila- delphia Eagles and was a quarterback at Harrisburg in the Atlantic Coast League and in the Continental League. His Canadian Football League career began in Toron- to but his talents reached their peak this past season with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. With Jonas at the helm the Bombers reached the Western Conference playoffs for the first, lime in five years. His brilliant season with the Bombers led the football writ- ers of Canada to select Jonas the outstanding player in the CFL. He won a Slicnley award for his efforts. A sincere and well spoken athlete Jonas is a fine addition to the dinner. Tickets for the dinner arc on sale at Boycrs Cigar Store. Marcels, Williams Travel Agency or from any member of the club. Rockets built up a 62-53 lead byl intermission over Atlanta! Hawks. Elvin Hayes scored 21 of hisj 28 points in the second half, but the most important points of all I came in overtime from Cliff Meely, Houston's rookie for- ward, who hit a baseline jump j shot with just four seconds left to give the Rockets a IJ7115! triumph over the stubborn: Hawks. In other NBA action, Boston Celtics beat Seattle SuperSonics 112-100, Phoenix Suns whipped Cincinnati Royals 128-100 and Milwaukee Bucks topped Buf- falo Braves 122-108. In ABA action, Kentucky crushed Carolina 137-93, the Flo- ridians flipped Virginia 119-105 New York Nets nipped Memphis 109-1CO and Indiana defeated Dallas 12-Min. Houston held a seemingly in- surmoiir..' able 98-.W lead with to go, but Atlanta came roaring back. The lead changed hands four limes in overtime before Meely settled matters. Lou Hudson led the Hawks with 34 points. Four Celtics scored 20 points or more as the Celtics lopped the Sonics. Don Chaney and Jo Jo White netted '22 each, centre Dave Cowcns had 21 and for- ward John Havlicck chipped in with 20. Dick Van Arsdale hit on 11 of 17 field goal attempts and nine of 11 free throws for 31 points to pace Phoenix. John Mengell led Cincinnati with 31. Kareem Jabbar scored 35 points as Milwaukee registered its seventh consecutive victory. Bob Kauffman led the Buffalo attack with 29 points. Stan V Hutch Award to Joe Torre DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Joe Torre of St. Louis Cardinals, National League batting cham- pion and Most Valuable Player last season, has been named Ihe 1971 winner of the Hutch Award. The award, a project of major league broadcasters and sports writers, is awarded annually to the major league player who best exemplifies the competitive spirit of the late Fred Hutchin- son. Hutchinson, former major league pitcher and manager of Detroit Tigers, St. Louis Cardi- nals and Cincinnati Reds, died of cancer in November, 1964. Torre, the Cardinals third baseman, batted .3tt! and knocked in 137 runs to lead both of the categories in the 1971 NL season. NAMED TOP MANAGER ST. LOUIS (AP) Charlie Fox, pilot of the National League's Western Division champion San Francisco Giants, has been named Manager of the Year by the Sporting News. Fox won the title in a poll of 24 major league, baseball man- agers. Second place went to Bob Lemon of the Kansas City Roy- als. Earl Weaver of Ihe Amer- ican League champion Balti- more Orioles came in third. Kamloops learn will make trip KAMLOOPS, B.C. (CP) The group organizing a trip to Europe of a Kamloops bantam hockey learn said Tuesday the trip will be made, despite re- fusal by John F. "Bunnv" Aheanie. president of His in- ternational Ice Hockey Feder- ation, to sanction the trip. The Kamloops team had planned to play exhibition games against teams in (be Netherlands and West Ger- many, but Ahearnc said he would not sanction the trip. Distinctive PRINTING MAKE YOUR STATIONERY WORK FOR YOU! ess Stotionery soys a lot about a company. The ,__ image may be lasting J so make it good. I For top workmanship IJ__j our staff of ex- The Lethkidge Herald Printing and Lithography Division Phone 327-3203 or 328-4411 AND LET US HELP YOU! Inside Hockey BOSTON BRUINS' defenceman Ted Green is furious with Brad Park, the ace NEW York Hangers blueliner, over remarks Park has made about the Winnipegger in Brad's new book, "Play The Man." Sparing no mustard, Park lays it on Green who won a big sympathy vote after his comeback from the now infamous stick-swinging episode with Wayne Maki. ".Many people believe Green got exactly what he de- served because he was nothing more than a hatchet man." wrote- Park, "and there's no two ways about it. After he recovered and returned to the NHL I thought he might have learned something from his experience. But he hasn't. He's still carrying that stick high and doing the same dumb things he did before he was hurt." Park's voice is not alone in the icy wilderness. Others have been nauseated by Green's pious comments, most recent- ly in a national magazine where Terrible Ted suggests thai he deplores spearing. said Green with tho sanctity of an altar hoy, "which is shoving the blade of your stick into a guy, is a filthy trick, because if you get him in an unprotected spot he can be badly hurt.'' Several NHL players and retired skaters who have an intimate knowledge of Green's slickwork, nearly keeled over in their chairs laughing at Ted's spearing lecture from the Bcantown pulpit, Others didn't, think it quite that hilarious. Some recall the notorious Madison Square Garden episode of yesteryear when Green allegedly speared Phil Goyetle of the Rangers into tile hospital. New York governor William Jennings was so incensed abcut it that he put a "bounty" on Green's head. Larry Zeidel. the former Philadelphia Flyers' defenseman who now is a candid Flyers' radio play-by-play announcer, put Green's spearing declaration in another perspective. "It was a said Zeidel, "Is Green suggesling that he never did spear? Let's be honest about it. What Green should have said was 'I was a hatchet man; I went around spearing guys because that was the role they gave me.1 In his book, Park is no less gentle with other Bruins players, nor with Boston Garden which he describes as "a zoo." Brad put it this way: "The fans are maniacal and the rink is downright grubby. Without question it is the worst rink in the NHL. It's old and shabby and always looks as if it could use another coat of paint and at least two more vacuum cleanings. The ice is always terrible and the rink is shorter than prescribed in the NHL rules." Park echoes Ihe sentiments of other NHL players who have been too timid to say it; that is, that the Bruins aren't so tough when they leave home. "The Bruins have two styles of said Park. "At home they're bluodthirsly animals, but on the road they're just a good strong hockey team.'1 As for specific Bnu'ns: Ken Hodge: "When he played for Chicago he was a rela- tively peaceful skater whose primary aim was scoring. But as a Bruin he suddenly started picking fights all over the place Derek Sanderson: "What bothers me is his flakiness; at any given tiir.e on the ice he doesn't know what he's going to do and he has no concept of hockey ethics." John McKenzie: "His bag is running at people FROM BEHIND. McKenzie symbolizes the 'bush' style of the Boston hockey club, and it's one that will eventually catch up with them." Leo Cardenas ONE FOR RON strenuous move by Piltsburgh National Hockey League acfion in Toronto Wednesday Penguins' Roy Edwards isn't enough to stop Toronto Maple evening. Leafs edged the Penguins 3-2. Leafs' Ron Ellis from putting the puck in the net during Harness race record now wins Filion sets modern day NEW YORK (CP) Herve Filion, the world champion reinsman from Lachute, Que., brought home three more win- ners at Yonkers Raceway Wednesday night to set a mod- ern lifetime record of har- ness-racing wins. The 31-year-old native of An- gers, Que., who has his stable in Lachute, surpassed the record of triumphs by veteran Billy Haughton, who is 17 years older. Filion broke Haughton's mark by winning for the third time on Wednesday night's card with General Dayan in the eighth BOSTON (AP) Leo Carde- nas of Minnesota Twins set an American League fielding record for shortstops last sea- son, according to official league figures released Wednesday. Cardenas, now California Angels, fielded at a .985 clip, i 111 a k i n g 11 errors in 72: sola, Bill Parsons, Milwaukee, and Denny MeLain, Washing- ton, all l.nbo. The Yankees' Roy White and Detroit's Al Kaline lopped the outfielders with 1.000 percen- tages. Oakland's Joe Rudi was next at .996 with one error in 255 chances. Rondon keeps world title CLEVELAND fAP) Vi- cente Rondon of Venezuela floored challenger Doyle Baird three times in the eighth round to successfully defend his World Boxing Association light-heavy- weight title Wrednesday night. Rondon, making his fourth successful title defence in 10 months, hurt Baird with a flurry of punches in the seventh round, but the Akron. Ohio, fighter hung on until the bell. The clock showed 50 seconds remaining in the eighth round when Rondon decked Baird for the third and final time. Baird was defenceless against Rondon's combinations and hit the canvas with elapsed in round eight, only to get up after an eight count. He tumbled through the ropes 22 seconds later, but again managed to get lo his feet. The Venezuelan champion then peppered Baird with a combination of lefts and rights lo the head and referee John chances. The former record was .9112 set in 195D by New York JACKSOX TIF, Yankees' Phil Rizzulo. Christopher without stopped the fight administering the Boston's Carl Yastrzomski led I knockout, count after Baird was floored for ihe third time. Baird, his face badly swollen and with a deep cut above his left eye, lay on the canvas for Jim Spencer, firsl baseman j outfielders for a record I vjved for the Angels, was the only re- j sixth season with 16 assists peatcr among the defensive! team-mate Reggie Smith leaders from 1970. Spencer had and Oakland's Reggie Jackson several minutes before being re- race, a mile race. The winner paid He also won the third and seventh races on longshots paying and to win. The three wins increased Fi lion's total for the year to 530, also a world record. His earnings of more than horses he has driven in a single season also is i Cruise did it at Roosevelt liace- a record. way in Filion previously Filion set his career world i had been a six-lime winner with record by driving standardbreds i Ed Myer and Farrington, over a 20-year-period, about j all at Freehold Raceway, nine seasons fewer than Haugh-! ton. On Tuesday night, the Cana- dian drove irome six winners, Five of Ihe Fix winners were horses from his own The Filion barn leads all others with 1' 1 liger died liver ailment ENUGU, Nigeria (AP) Dick Tiger, the champion boxer who won 64 of 81 fights, is dead of a liver ailment at age 42. Tiger twice held the world middleweight title and once the light heavyweight crown. In 1962 and 1966 he was named Fighter of the Year by Ring Magazine. He was honored by the Boxing Writers Association in 1963 and 1966 with the Edward J. Neil Memorial Award as the Fighter of the Year. He also, in 19C3, was made a member ol the Order of the British Empire. Tiger was born in Amaigbo, Orlu, in the heart of Biafra, as Richard Ihetu on Aug. 14. 1929. one of four children of a chicken farmer. He lived like a pauper when he was in the United States, where he gained his fame and fortune, prompting raised eye- brows when he spoke in a cul- tured British accent learned from Angelican missionaries who schooled him. But he lived in high style in his native Nigeria, where he was extremely popular and rel- atively wealthy until the Biaf- ran war. CHAMP AT AGE .13 Tiger, who turned profes- sional at age 23 after learning to fight from British military of- ficers in Ala, near Lagos, was a champion at age 33 when he took the world middleweight crown from Gene Fullmer in S'an Francisco in 15 rounds. He lost the title to Joey Giar- dello in Atlantic City in 1963 but two years later, at Madison Square Garden, won it back. Emile Griffith finally dethroned a ,99i; mark, committing five er- rors in total chances. His tied for second with 15. Kansas City's Amos Otis and i league-leading percentage last Baltimore's Men- Rettenmund year was .995. OTHER LEADERS Other league leaders were: Roja.s, Kansas City. .992; Petrocclli. Boston, .976; Munson, New York, .998; Perry. Minne- tied for Ihe league lead amonj outfielders by participating in four double piays. It marked the second straight year Otis has led Ihe league in that depart- ment. Detroit Tigers led in club fielding with a .983 mark, after I tied for seventh last j Alexandra Restaurant NOW LICENSED Open Weekdays a.m. to a.m. Sundays and Holidays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. DOWNTOWN AT COR. 5TH ST. AND 4TH AVE. S. 58 successes f.1. the Yonkcrs equalling a record. Jimmy I meeting, still another record. Herve topped the record for most wrners on the closing nisht of the season. Herve believes someone may come along and era.se all his records but one. The one that will stand, he predicted will be "my tivc snh-two-ir.inute miles on one program.'1 DID IT On Ann. 1, 1970. Filion triumphed Brazen Flruric, him in 19GG by a unanimous 15- rotuid decision at the the first time Tiger was floored. Eight months later Tiger took the light heavyweight crown from Jose Torres but the next year Bob Foster won it with a knockout. Tiger returned to his home- land last July and announced his retirement from the ring to devote his time to physical training programs for soldiers "Maurice has done an ex- in secessionist Biafra's rebel Iraordinary Herve said, army. "He has bron in complete As a result of his support of charge since he joined me last the 30-monlli civil war, Tiger i year, lie recommends and lost much of his popularity and makes all the necessary equip- the wealth he had accumulated merit changes, directs the through business iiiveslments. j grooms, trains the horses and Tiger, whose death Monday when I'm nol around he even night from a liver ailment was drives and nil's for me.'' Adios Wai'erly. 4-S: Be- witched N.. and Afion Rooster, 4-5: over the five- eighllis-milo at Brandywine I Raceway outside Wilmington, D.-l. Filion heaps credit on Mmir- icc Fusev, who has been train- ing the Filion string. confirmed Wednesday, is sur- "I couldn't find a better man vivcd by his wife, Abigail, and j to work for Ihan 1'usey five children. I said. 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