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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, December 24, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 Bowling banter Some strange happenings in 1974 Hillings, Mezei top bowlers At Holiday Bowl, the men's bowler of the week honors went to Bill Billings who has turned in some top efforts this year he posted 342 and a pinfall of for four games in CFCN Triples to earn the ti- tle Elaine Brown got the nod among the gals with a sharp display, also in CFCN she had a 361 single and for four games In YBC ac- In men's league play, Ken King reeled off 327 and 871 in Commercial Men, Roy Kamitomo adding 333, Roy Cunningham an 825 triple, Bill Braun 324, Ken Leishman 313 and 786, John Erickson a 770 and Jim More 768 Alf Bell's 265 paced Monday Golden Age with Kent Leishman leading Knights of Columbus with 320 and 843 Andy Valer had a 766 triple Ken May's 711 triple paced In women's play, Bernice Pavan's 289 and Dianne Violini's 302 and 796 led Knights of Columbus with Bea Salmon's 775 triple high in Speedys Leaders in Alpine Drywall were Marie Barnett 295, Bunny Anderson 292, Opal Taylor 295 and 727 with a 310 At Capri Bowl, Jerry Mezei nabbed the men's bowler of the week title with his best effort of the campaign in Gor- die's, clicking for a 318 single and 768 triple which exceeded his average by 130 pins Linda Aspeslet took the women's honors for the week with a fine performance in ACT, rolling a 344 single and a 697 triple In the YBC fami- ly twosome tournament, Colin and Jerry Wiebe won the father son event in the Jet division, Darren Bailey and Shirley Hertlein combining to take the mother son event. In the bantam boys' division, the father-son winners were In Young Adults Cherye Obermeyer's 716 triple led the gals with a 705 triple by Drew Plumpton pacing the guys In men's league action, Elmer Morrison's 292 headed the pack in the Pioneer League with Tom Smith's 294 and 689 high in Monday Senior Citizens Tops in Monday Mixed were Rick Barva with 284 and an 814 triple and Fred Milner 283 and 754 Other In women's league action, Pat Plomp led Monday Senior Citizens with a 692 triple with Juanita Lingard's 290 high in Higa's Delia Pearson was the spotlight stealer in Wednesday Coffee with 306, Verna Wolden adding a 292, while in Martinizing Pat Henderson had 306 and Linda Vrabel 288 Eleanor Dorigatti scored 333 and 758, tion, the bantams were led by Leanne Chanda with 165, Dianne Vaselenak 182, Brian Kolibas 196 and Victor Hrycyk with 182 junior leaders were Judy Rapuano with 226, Karen Ludwig 214, Billy Doyle 218 and 640 and James Szarko 246 Tops in Young Adults were Darwin Romanchuk with 312 and 833 and Barbara Toth 260. Civil Service, while in CFCN there were a lot of big games as Dave Smeed hit for 319 and for four, Darwin Romanchuk Steve Saler 309, Steve Gangur 332 and Jack Smeed 303 and Fred Milner 314 and Jack Jones 312, Roy Cunningham 321 and Tom Cronkhite Tak Katakami 310 and Bob Costanzo 351 and and Tim Malcomson 334. by Jenny Feher tops in Civil Service In CFCN this week's stars were Karlyn Spitzer with 310 and for four, Jean Christie 983, Shirley Alexander 293 and 997 and a 933 by Linda Malcomson and from Ron Brown and his staff a Merry Christmas to one and all. Rickey and Bruce Woodman and the mother son winners were Mark and Marlene Wright In Jet girls, Jodi and Jirn Freel headed the father daughter field and Kelly Kreutz and Donna Jones won the mother daughter ti- tle In bantam girls, father daughter winners were Shel- ly and Leroy Hovey and mother daughter champs were Lorinda and Jean Holmes Winners in the junior senior section were Wendy and Mike Prokop, Kathy and Gwen Edwards, David Wells and Sid Pollock and Parry and Lori MacDonald. pace setters for the week were Ed Sells 296 and Morley Richardson 295 and 729 in Bankers, Bob Thompson 306 and 714 and Morgan Sparks 289 and 784 in Gordie's, Manny Aviles 289 and 703 and Al Unrau 288 and 741 in Green's Shoes, Richard Tanaka 329, Shig Goshinmon 304 and 726 and Jim Higa 299 and 787 in JCCA, and Frank Tuttle 311 and 734 in ACT. Sally Trone 297 and 771 and Phyl Harrison 294 and 759 in Green's with Dot Manning's 284 the best in Imperial Fashions other week highs were Sandra Hunt's 291 in NuMode Homes, Marg Dyck's 276 in Doug's and a 277 by Gail Parks in ACT and a wish for the Merriest of Christ- mases from Ray MacDonald and his staff. NFL court ruling will effect CFL EDMONTON (CP) The legal counsel for the Canadian Football League Players' Association says the United States court ruling on the contract- and player reserve system should have a definite effect on the CFL. Lawyer Ed Mcrlstad, a former Edmonton Eskimo player, said during the weekend the district ruling will have an effect in Canada "because we basically have the same system in the Cana- dian Football League." The U.S. judge said the player reserve clause is il- legal because it can perpetual- ly restrain a player's employ- ment choice even after he has become a free agent by play- ing out his option and thus fulfilling his contract with the league team. Molstad said that in Canada, the Bill Baker situation is a "perfect example" of what the judge was talking about. Baker last year played out his option with Saskatchewan Roughriders and supposedly became a free agent, the lawyer said. His however, were traded to Toronto Argonauts with players com- ing to Saskatchewan in the deal. Then, just before the start of the 1974 season, British Columbia Lions sent players to Toronto for Baker's "rights." Molstad said that if Baker had come to the Player's Association last year "my recommendation would be that he commence action along the same lines as Joe Kapp did in the case he won on Friday. Molstad said any decision in an American court would normally influence any court in our country. He added, however, that "we'd have to take it to court in Canada to really know." Molstad and George Reed of Saskatchewan Roughriders, president of the Player's Association, will meet with the CFL in Washington, D.C., in early January and then head to the Super Bowl where they plan to have discussions with the NFL. Junior curling bonspiel The Lethbridge Junior Curl- ing Club will be holding their 28th annual bonspiel on Satur- day, Dec. 28. All games listed below will begin at a.m. with ex- ception of the Kaupp Pine match which will be played at 3 p.m. games are as follows: Lloyd Jorgason. Claresholm vs Reed Stevenson, Vauxhall. Danny Gurnenger, Spring Coulee vs Allen Charlesworth. Picture Butte. Sill Beaten. Lethbridge vs Andrew Prokop, Lethbridge. Patty Rutledge. Picture Butte vs Roger Holm, Magrath. Ken Gorrie, Lethbridge vs John Elemens. Lethbridge. Robert Montgomery, BlacKie vs Cathy Ouinn, Milk River. p.m. Gordon Kaupp. New Dayton vs Dairy Pine. Tabor Canadian sports scene unpredictable By CHUCK SVOBODA The Canadian Press The 1974 Canadian sports scene opened with a number of predictable victories but, as the year progressed, many of the acts bore little resem- blance to the script. A cast of 115 Canadian ath- letes led off with a strong per- formance at the Com- monwealth Games in Christ- church, N.Z., picking up enough medals to meet most expectations. Then the belligerent Phila- delphia Flyers stormed to vic- tory in the Stanley Cup final, ignoring the cue cards which had them pegged as under- dogs. Late in September, an all- star troupe from the World Hockey Association called Team Canada 74 ad-libbed its way to a win and two ties against the superb Soviet squad in the four games on Canadian ice before losing three and tying one in Mos- cow. And, as the year drew to a close, at least three National Hockey League falo Sabres, Vancouver Ca- nucks and Los Angeles the casting which listed them as also-rans and were playing leading roles. Just before the Com- monwealth Games started Jan. 24 in Christchurch, one Canadian team official said: "I think this meet is too im- portant to use as a means of getting experience. If you come here, you should have a chance of winning and I be- lieve that's the kind of team we have." The athletes proved him right by winning 25 gold med- als, five more than the best previous gold harvest. Led by the women's swim- ming and diving team, which beat its Australian counter- part 9-6 in the gold-medal race, the Canadians took home 62 medals. The best to- tal-medal count was 65 in the 1970 Games at Edinburgh but that take included only 18 golds. The Canadian team finished third in the medal standings at Christchurch behind Aus- tralia and England. One of the outstanding Ca- nadian stars was Wendy Cook, a 17-year-old Vancouver swimmer, who won the 100- and 200-metre backstroke and shared a third gold medal in the 400-metre medley relay, setting a world record in her backstroke leg. Double gold winners were swimmer Leslie Cliff of Van- couver and Jane Haist of Thornhill, Ont., in discus and shot put. While there were few gold medalists among the men in swimming and track and field, the wrestling and shooting teams made up the difference with four golds each. A limited number of tal- ented players such as centre Bobby Clarke and goalie Ber- nie Parent, plus a lot of scrap- py, hard-working youngsters carried, the Flyers to victory over Boston Bruins. 4-2 in games, for the first Stanley Cup win by an NHL expansion team. "Individually, we don't look as good as the Bruins on pa- said Parent who won a new car as most valuable player in the playoffs and then gave the car to Flyers coach Fred Shero. "But you win on the ice, not on paper." Meanwhile, Gordie Howe and sons Mark and Marty helped Houston Aeros win the WHA championship with a 4-0 sweep over Chicago Cougars. The NHL and its players' association, having learned in 1972 the folly of meeting the Soviets in September, de- clined to join Team Canada 74, leaving the WHA to staff the Canadian side for another eight-game series against the world amateur champions. After the NHL' had barely beaten the Soviets 4-3 with one game tied in 1972, many observers expected the weaker WHA would be over- whelmed. But the WHA stars, led by Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Ralph Backstrom, Gerry Cheevers and J. C. Tremblay, surprised many of their detractors by tying the first game, winning the se- cond and picking up two more ties in a series marred by poor officiating. Regina Pats claimed the 1974 Memorial Cup major jun- ior A hockey championship, Barrie Flyers took the senior Allan Cup title and Smiths Falls won the Junior Centen- nial Cup. Before the start of the foot- ball season, Sam Berger had a For Sale sign out in Montreal but found no takers for his un- profitable Alouettes and withdrew the Canadian Foot- ball League team from the market. Six months later, his players doused him with champagne after they had beaten Edmonton Eskimos 20- 7 in the Grey Cup final at Van- couver. A big factor in Edmonton's loss was an injury suffered by Eskimo quarterback Tom Wil- kinson during the game. How- ever, the Toronto Argonauts reject was named the CFL's outstanding player and was a unanimous choice for quarter- back on the league all-star team. In the College Bowl at To- ANDY CAPP ronto, University of Western Ontario upset University of Toronto Blues 19-15. The 1973-74 curling season wound up with Hec Gervais of St. Albert, Alta., winning his second Canadian men's cham- pionship. Emily Farnham of Saskatoon skipped the win- ning women's rink and Robb King's foursome from Edmonton won the schoolboy title. In international com- petition, however, Gervais lost in the world champion- ship semi-finals at Bern, Swit- zerland, and Bud Summer- vine of the United States took the title. King lost to a Swiss rink in the world junior final. Canadians were well behind, when the Canadian Open golf championship wound up at Mississauga, Ont., with Amer- ican Bobby Nichols the victor. Moe Norman of Gilford, Ont., won the Canadian Profes- sional Golfers' Association title. Canadian Fergie Jenkins continued as one of the stars in an American sport. The baseball pitcher from Chat- ham, Ont., won 25 games for Texas Rangers of the Ameri- can League and, for a record fourth year, was named Cana- dian male athlete of the year in a Canadian Press poll of sports writers and broad- casters. Thoroughbred stable owner Jack Stafford of Toronto claimed the Queen's Plate for the second year in a row as his Amber Herod defeated a lacklustre field. Peterborough PCOs won their third straight Minto Cup junior lacrosse title and New Westminster Salmonbellies took the Mann Cup senior championship. Elsewhere in lacrosse, the new National Lacrosse League made its debut with teams in Toronto, Montreal and four U.S. cities. After dis- appointing attendance, the To- ronto club went looking for a more hospitable U.S. city. Toronto-Buffalo Royals of the new World Team Tennis circuit did the same. And Toronto Northmen never did get to start the World Football League's first season in Toronto. Faced with federal government opposi- NOT THE LASS WERE WHEN -YOU PiND USING ONE SEND-ovES TO PlC< UP Tvo THINGS WCHL All-Stars scheduled to meet United States in Opening contest WINNIPEG (CP) Canada meets the United States in the opening game Thursday of the World Junior Hockey Tourna- ment and that is perhaps the only break the host team will get in the 15 game total point round robin tournament. "The schedule does do us a favor in that we're playing the U.S. said Jackie McLeod, one of the two Cana- dian coaches. "They play more our style than any of the others so our buys won't have to change too much." That's a break for the Cana- dian representatives, con- sisting of players from the Western Canada Hockey League, because they have been together for less than one week, hardly time enough to prepare to meet teams from Finland, Sweden, Czechoslovakia and the defending champion Soviet Union. "It's unfortunate we did not have more time to practice, but we have all knowledgeable players and that's the big thing. And the guys are all in shape: if we had to get them into shape, then we'd be in big trouble Games in the six team, 10 day tournament will be held in Winnipeg, Brandon, Minneapolis and Fargo, N.D. the final two Canadian games, against Czechoslovakia Jan. 1 and the U.S.S.R. Jan. 5, will be televised on the full CTV network. McLeod, former coach of Canada's National Team before this country withdrew from international competi- tion five years ago, said he ex- pects his team to be ready for the opening game despite the lack of practice time. "I think the big thing in this tournament will be the skating. The Europeans all skate and we also have the skaters. I think we can skate with any team here, and we've got excellent goaltending as far as junior hockey goes. They tell me the defence may be a little weak, but I don't think we will be, es- pecially if we can get the forwards backchecking the way they should." The defending champion Soviet Team will consist of players from 15 different Loudd arrested ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Rommie Loudd, former managing general partner of Florida Blazers of the World Football League, has been arrested on charges of embezzling state tax money. The indictment against Loudd involves failure by the finan- cially troubled team to pay" about in sales tax on tickets. Loudd, who lost con- trol of the team at a WFL meeting last week, is free on a bond. First and Second Division clubs and is probably the only- Soviet aggregation to play in international competition in which Moscow players do not dominate. But the backbone of the Soviet squad, its defence, will return intact from last year's tournament. Vladimir Kucherenko, Zinatula BelyaletHinov, Fyodor Kanareikin, Vasily Pervukin and Sergei Babinov are all looking for their second straight World Junior Title. The Soviets meet Finland in the only other game Thur- sday, that being played in Brandon. Czechoslovakia ,is expected to present the most for- midable hurdle for the Soviets. One of the most ex- perienced teams in the tour- nament, Czechoslovakia has only five players who will be eligible for the tournament next year. The U.S.S.R. has at least nine, as does the United States. The Canadian team, while it has no international experience to speak of, has only four players who will be eligible for the competition next year. Despite the age, however, McLeod says the Canadians "certainly will take our lumps again." "But winning or losing is noi everything. It's not that important as long as we learn tion, the Northmen moved to Memphis and became the Southmen. one of only three relatively stable franchises in a financially troubled league. The year saw the curtain come down on a umber of notable sports caret .s. Defen- ceman Tim Horton, a veteran all-star NHL performer, was killed in an auto accident; Lloyd Percival, controversial fitness expert and former track coach, died of a heart attack, as did Indian Jack Ja- cobs, one-time CFL star with Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The loss of Horton hit hard at the Buffalo Sabres defence and the club finished out the 1973-74 playoffs. The Sabres were not expected to do much better in the next season but, after the first 30 games, they had collected more points than any other club in the league. Los Angeles Kings, ably coached by Bob Pulford, were in a fight with Montreal Cana- diens for leadership of their NHL division, and the surpris- ing Vancouver Canucks had a healthy lead in their division. There was a Canadian star for the first time in U.S. stock-car racing as Earl Ross of Ailsa Craig, Ont.. became the first rookie in 13 years to win a Nascar event and was later named rookie of the year. Lynn Nightingale of Ottawa and Toller Cranston of To- ronto won Canadian figure- skating championships in Moncton, N.B., and then head- ed for Munich where Miss Nightingale finished sixth in the world championships and Cranston won a third-place bronze medal. Barry and Louise Soper of North Van- couver won their fourth consecutive Canadian dance crown and the brother sister team of Sandra and Val Bezic captured their fifth pairs title. Mid-year saw the revival of an old across Lake Ontario. Cindy Nicholas, 15. of Toronto, be- came the youngest person ever to complete the swim. A short time later Neil MacNeil, 17-year-old Toronto lifeguard, drowned while trying to cross the lake. DOWNTOWN PRICE DECORATIONS WRAPPING PAPER CHRISTMAS TREES LIGHT SETS TREE BALLS WREATHS, etc. LIMITED QUANTITIES SO SHOP EARLY! your CHARGEX or Hoyt's own CHARGE ACCOUNT DOWNTOWN 606-608 3rd Ave. South Phone 327-5767 ;