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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta ------Wednesday. December 23, 1970 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Lions facing constitutional crisis Foggy football picture Iiieii VANCOUVER (CP) Vancouver is in the midst of a constitutional crisis involving its British Columbia Lions football club, and Eagle Keys is in town. This may or may not mean something in tiic Western Football Conference club's comic opera search for a so-called an executive gen- eral manager who would lead the Lions onward and ever-upward from their second-to-last finish last Fairbanks paces hoop loop Lloyd Fairbanks of the un beaten Raymond Comets is se ting the early scoring pace the Southern Alberta Iflg School Basketball League wil" 55 points, 19 more than Crai Leishman of Magrath Zeniths. Don Hamilton of Magrath j third with 35 points with Ho. Mossey of Lethbridge Collegi ate Rams next in line with 34 Hamilton is the rebound leade with 44 while Fairbanks has 3i Heading into the Christ m a break, Raymond leads wit three wins and no losses for si points, tied with Magrath bu the Zeniths have lost one gam in four. LCI is 2-1 for four point; Cardston and Lethbridge Cath olic Central are 1-2 for twi points and Medicine Hat las with no wins in four gaiies. SC9RING LEADERS Fairbanks, Raymond........... 5 Leishman, Magrath Hamilton, Magrath.........." 5 Mossey, LCI................ 3, Williams, Raymond 2' Dudas, Catholic Fox, Cardston Bengry, Cardston Jones, LCI Hadychuk, Catholic AL WILLIAMS The Raymond product, currently at- tending university in the United States, will line up with Lethbridge Doug's in the eight-team Christmas basketball tournament which opens a two-day, 14-game run at the Sports Centre next Monday morning. Eight will gun for hoop crown Laper mere Basketball action, tournamen style, will be the theme at th Lethbridge Sports Centre nej. Monday and Tuesday with th staging of the annual s e n i o men's Christmas tournament. Eight teams will be seekin honors in the two day ever with no less than 14 games bil ed. Play will get under wa Monday morning at wit games scheduled at 11 o'clock one o'clock, and foil o'clock and then two evenin; Two Genes in action MINNEAPOLIS (A P) Gene Washington is the lead- ing receiver for San Francisco '49ers. Gene Washington is the leading receiver for Minne- sota Vikings. That's correct. There will be Gene Wash- Ingtons on both sides here Sunday when the '49ers and Vikings collide in a National Football Conference semi-fi- nal playoff game. The similarities don't stop in the names. Both also starred in track and baseball in high school. Both were first-round pro draft Minnesota in 1967 and by San Francisco in 1969. Their trademark is speed. "I would say their Gene Washington is probably said Jerry Burns, Vikings' offensive coach, "and he probably catches the ball a little better on the inside." "But our Washington." said Burns, "lias better deep speed and our Washington can go up higher for the ball." encounters at seven and nine o'clock. The same schedule will apply Tuesday with the tournament final scheduled at nine o'clock that night. There will be a flock of hoop stars in action with the tourna- ment champions of the past few years, Lethbridge Doug's and Calgary Cascades, returning for another crack at the title. Hounding out the eight-team lineup will be the University of Lethbridge Chinooks, Edmonton LDS, Browning Braves, C r a n- brook, Calgary Mount Royal Cougars and Medicine Hat Col- lege Antelopes. Suiting up for the Doug's squad will be Robin Fry, re- turning for the holiday season "rom university studies, Al Wil- liams, Murray Shapiro and Bob Milner, also back from univer- sity, as well as Jim Gladstone, Don McCIain, Alex Dudas, Ev Nowlin and Bill Kenney. The Chinooks, headed by Tim Tolleslrup and with the pos- 'ibility of coach Logan T a i t suiting up, are considered a ;lrong contender for the hon- ors. Orville Fisher, tile six foot Ha inch star who played with Doug's last season in Winnipeg '.'hen they took consolation hon- rs in the national final, will ine up with Edmonton LDS. Calgary Cascades are expcct- d to be a serious threat for an- ther title as they'll have Ed ilott in tlte lineup as well as product Bill Muck- Tile tour n a m e n t, launched lany years ago, has always roved to be a popular sports vent during the holiday sea- on ami officials arc hopeful rat the many basketball fans the south district will bo on and to see the action. given okay MONTREAL (CP) Dr, Douglas Kinnear, team physi- cian for Montreal Canadiens .of the National Hockey League, Tuesday gave defeneeman Jacques Laperriere permission to return to action. Laperriere, 29, in his ninth season with the club, has been sidelined by a pinched nerve in his neck. He suffered the injury in a game here against Vancou- ver Oct. 31 when crashed heav- ily into the boards by Canucks' rugged centre Orland Kurten- bach. The doctor advised Laperriere to scrimmage with the AmeiT can Hockey League Voyageur and the Junior Canadiens of th Ontario Hockey Association' Junior A series, until the NHL club returns from an extensiv road trip later this week. Lapemere will rejoin th< Canadiens against Buffal labres here Saturday night. Dr. Kinnear said right, winger Claude Larose, who suffered a broken nose in a game agains (lie Canucks in Vancouver las Friday, will not be fit to play before Dec. 30. season. Lions president Ian Barclay has called a news conference for this afternoon which may or may not unfog the situa- tion. Apparently, the idea was that coach Jackie Parker would assume the superboss job, but only on condition he could lure Keys away from Saskatchewan Roughriders to take over as Lions' head coach. The Parker-Keys package was recommended by a spe- cial committee and approved by a directors' meeting Dec. 11. A director who was not present then was Senator Ed Lawson, who launched a counter-attack at a news con- ference Tuesday. The crux of the senator's charge was that the commit- tee named to recommend a new executive general mana- ger had exceeded its authority in negotiating also for a head coach. PARKER UNDERMINED He said the handling of the situation had destroyed Denny Veitch, the present general manager, and had under- mined Parker. "It's said Senator Lawson. "We'd be taking a coach and giving him a five-year contract then giving the su- perboss a two-year deal and saying 'OK', we want you to run the team and be responsi- ble only to the directors.'' A deal that brought Parker and Keys together again would reunite a winning com- bination from the past. Keys Jlayed centre for Edmonton Eskimos when Parker was quarterback in 1954 and they won the first of three succes- sive Grey Cups. Lions club directors held a bur-hour emergency meeting Tuesday night on the tangled affairs of the club. It produced from Barclay the statement that "there is no statement." He announced later the call- ing of this afternoon's news onference. LEAD ON MAX Kimberly-Anne Pelyk, two-year-old daughter of Toronto Maple teaf defenceman Mike Pelyk, would usually find herself in a horizontal position, but with the help of her dad and her trusty sheep dog, Max, she finds vertically she can have a lot more fun on ths ice. She wos attending the leafs' Christmas party. Packers no longer the Packers of old Confidence, camaraderi Kerslake remanded BRANDON (CP) Doug Kerslake, a 20 year old mem- ber of the Edmonton Oil Kings hockey team, has been remand- ed without plea until Jan. 11 on a charge of assault causing bodily harm. Kerslake was charged follow- ing a Western Canada Hockey League game in Brandon Dec. M. During the game a fan was alleged to have been hit with a bockey stick. Kerslake did not appear in Brandon magistrate's court but was represented by a lawyer. The hockey player was re- leased on bis own recognizance at the time of the incident. SAVE Tuop 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLKR FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES All AT [INUTB IUFFLEPI INSTALLATIONS Phono 328-8134 ONE-YEAR CONTRACT NEW YORK (AP) New York Giants announced Tuesday they had signed coach Alex Webster to a new one-year con- term Webster himself had asked. The Giants finished the season with a 9-5 record, failing to make the conference playoffs. Swimmers seek record Four members of the Leth- bridge Lions Swim Club will be shooting for an Alberta record Saturday at the Civic Centre pool. Bob Kasttag, now attending Yale University and a local swimmer who has taken part in the British Empire Games, Norm Kasting, Bob Broder, home from studies at the Uni- versity of Alberta, and Gary Scoville of the University of Lethbridge will combine t he i r talents in a bid to crack the provincial men's 400 metre freestyle mark. The record is and coach Stan Siwik feels tire locals will crack the record when they hit the water at 12 noon. They'll swim strictly against ihie with no opposition provid- GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Confidence and camaraderie, two vital ingredients of Green Bay Packers during the Vince Lombardi era, were less promi- nent this past season on the Na- tional Football League team. Whether the Packers' decline from t w o -t i m e Super Bowl champions to also-rans in the National Conference's Central Division, and Tuesday's resig- nation of Phil Bengtson as coach and general manager, can be traced to the apparent cooling is a point of conjecture. T he 57-year-old Bengtson's resignation ended a dismal three-year stretch that saw the Pack win 20 games while losing 21 and tying once. Tills year's Bulldogs victorious Lethbridge Win- Bulldogs came TABER ton Churchi.. hrough with a 54-45 victory last night over Taber Meyers in a Southwestern Basketball Conference game. Rod Bollinger paced Ihe win- ners witli a 16-point perform- ance while Jack Chymboryk added 10 while Randy Leavitt and Randy Jesperson were the top gunners for Taber with 11 points each. Colts, Raiders, Lions and Vikings are favored LAS VEGAS (AP) Balti- more Colls, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and Minnesota Vi- kings are favored to win this weekend's National Football League playoff games, Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy (The Greek) Snyder said Tuesday. In Saturday's games, Balti- more is a six-point choice over Cincinnati li c n g a I s in their American Conference semi-final while Detroit is picked by three points over Dallas Cowboys in their National Conference semi- final. In Sunday's games, Oakland gels the nod by seven points over Miami Dolphins in the other AFC semi-final while Mill- nesota is a seven-point favorite first Iwo Super Bowls'are Kra- over San Francisco '-I9ors in (lie i mer. lackle Bob de- other NFC semi-final. I tensive tackle Henry Jordan k of 6-8 was the worst for the Green-and-GoId since 1958 when they posted a 1-10-1 record. The 1959 season s a w Lom- bardi take over the reins of a chronic loser and elevate the club to the role of champion. One of Lombardi's first moves as Packer coach-general manager was to hire Bengtson as his defensive coach. Through astute trades and recognizing his players' strong their weak was able to mould a good, if not great, team. INSTILLED CONFIDENCE He added own demanded camaraderie. The Packers then were no longer a team, but a close-knit family. It was Lombardi who de- manded absolute loyalty to the team, banishing through the trade route any player, regard- less of his "all-pro" credentials, who thought himself above the team. But Lombardi also had a "soft" side. It was he who insisted that the Packer players, their wives and children get together on Thanksgiving Day for a team party. It was he who gave the play- ers' wives mink scarves follow- ing the 1961 season, color televi- sion sets the next year and sil- ver tea sets after the Packers defeated Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl. JUST ANOTHER TEAM Now, from outward appear- ances, (he Packers are just an- other pro football team. The Packers are close, they are friends, but no longer are they family. "The thing I miss most is the fellowship we had among our- said Ray Nilschke, vet- era Packer middle linebacker. Prior to iiie 1963 season, Lom- bardi, wlw died earlier this year, stepped out of the head coach's jo5 and gave the reins to Bengtson. The following sea- son, Lombardi left Green Bay entirely to become head coach and vice-president of Washing- ton Redskins. Bengtson then took over as general manager of the To be fair, Bengtson didn't walk into a powerhouse when he took over. Retired from those Green Bay teams that rolled over Kansas City and Oakland Raiders in the defensive end Willie Davis, flanker Boyd Dowler, guard Fuzzy Thurston, quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, receiver Max MeGee and kicker Don Chan- dler. Gone also, through trades, are linebackers Lee Roy Caffey and Jim Flanigan, defensive backs Herb Adderley and Tom Brown, running backs Elijah Pitts, Jim Taylor and Paul Hormrag, light end Marv Fleming and defen- sive tackle Ron Kostelnik, among others. Bengtson, then, had to com- pletely rebuild a team around the few remaining veterans. He Klschke. had quarterback Bart Starr, defensive end Lionel Al- dridge, defensive backs Willie Wood, Bob Jeter and Doug Hart, wide receiver Carroll Dale, centre Ken Bowman, guard Gale Gillingham and line- backers Dave Robinson and Jet star paces parade TRAIL (CP) Despite the, The Jets remained on top, Christmas season, not much j pushing their lead to nine was given or received by the scoring leaders in the Western International Hockey League last week. Jim McCrae of Nelson Maple Leafs came up empty hand- ed and allowed Spokane Jets' points, but Nelson has four games in hand. Spokane took over the goal- tending race as roolde Bob Wolfe kept the lead with a 2.60 mark. Teammate Dave Cox has given up 3.21 goals per game. Stoyko, Spokane McCrae, Nelson AAcLeiland, Kimberley Gustafson, Spokane Goodwin.. Spokane Carruthers, Spokane Vincent, Kimberley T. Jones, Nelson D. Jones, Nelson..... Vipond, Nelson G A Pis 13 3.1 47 20 2J JJ .11 31 42 13 28 41 32 16 3S 12 2.1 34 .22 12 14 20 20 34 15 17 32 .11 21 3! point lead in the individual scoring. Sloyko kept top spot in the assists department, too, with 34. Another member of the Jets, Charlie Goodwin, and Kimberley Dynamiters" Dick Vincent kept the goal scoring derby to themselves. Each had MIXED CURLING LEAGUE DRAW WINNERS 1ST Joe Mori 2503 19 Avenue S. 2ND Pete Vonderhilt 276 7 Avenue S. CHRISTMAS CLEARANCE COMPLETE STOCK OF DECORATIONS CHRISTMAS TREES TOYS LIGHTS PRICE MARSHALL WELLS 318 6th St. S. OPEN TILL 6 P.M. WEDNESDAY tin LETHBRIDGE THURSDAY, Phone 327-6727 DEC. 23rd and 24lh ;