Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Hammering Hank still looks sleek ATLANTA (AP) Henry Aaron celebrates his 40th birthday next 7uesday, but the superstar of the Atlanta Braves baseball team refuses to act or look it. Just returning from a strenuous, cross-country banquet tour during the month of January, Aaron, who needs just one home run to tie Babe Ruth's all time record of 714; looked as sleek as he did as a Milwaukee rookie 21 years ago. The native of Mobile, Ala., has only two more banquets to attend before seriously begin- ning workouts leading up to his historic 1974 countdown. "I haven't had much time to work out lately, but I'll begin next he 'said in an interview Friday. I intend to go to spring training on schedule and hope to play more in exhibition games. I want to swing the bat against live competition." Last season, Aaron worked himself into shape slowly and didn't see much action in exhi- bition play. Consequently, he blamed this for his slow start, which produced a meagre .125 batting average after six weeks of the regular season. But the amazing Aaron came on with a blazing finish to hit .301, including 40 home runs. Asked the continuing question about whether he would play in the opening series against the Reds in Cincinnati, April 4-7, Aaron said: "It's still in a state of con- fusion. I don't know what to do about it. Whatever the ball club wants me to do, I'll do." Aaron has said he would prefer either to tie or break the record at home, but he also doesn't want to disappoint, or be criticized by, fans outside Atlanta. "I still haven't sat down and talked about it with (manager) Eddie Mathews or (club president) Bill said Aaron. "You know, I might play 20 games and not hit he said. "I don't know. You can't Hogdin sparks Miners' victory The Community College and Miners' Library emerged with victories in City Recreation Hockey League action. In the first game the College moved into third place in the four-team league with a 5-3 win over the Labor Club. The second encounter saw them bounce Purity Bottling 6-1. The College moved two points in front of the Labor Club with the win as five players accounted for the scoring for the winners. Norm Michaelis, Terry Pocza, Greg Edeen, Lawrence Richter and Laurie Brauzes scored for the College while Don Bruchet. with a pair, and Perry Schroder replied for the Labor Club. Cam Hogdin scored once in each period to spark the Miners' to their easy triumph. Greg Hogdin, Tim Slobodin and Ken Koskoski each scored once while Brian Jesson notched the lone Purity marker in the first period. Gary Canadine had three helpers for the Miners. SAND GRAVEL (ASPHALT 'FOLLESTRUPi SAND and GRAVEL Conttructton Co. Ltd. PHONE predict where you're going to hit one. Who No one knows for sure, but if Aaron fails to accomplish the feat in the series in Cincinnati, he will have a golden opportunity to do it at friendly Atlanta Stadium. The Braves follow with an 11- game home stand, opening against Los Angeles Dodgers. Lakers' record intact The Picture Butte Sugar Kings came close to handing the Stirling Lakers their first loss of the 1973-74 Southwest Conference Boys' Basketball League season Friday night. But it wasn't to be as the Lakers came up with a strong finish to edge the Sugar Kings 45-43 in a hard-fought encounter staged at Stirling. The victory was the ninth straight for the league leading Lakers, who have come close to seeing their winning streak snapped in the past few weeks. Marty Hirsche was instrumental in keeping the Lakers' record alive by hooping 24 big points. Teammate Scott Perrett chipped in with 12 points while Leonard Neiboer whipped in 13 in a losing cause. The Taber Trotters scored a slim 51-48 decision over .the Milk River Comets in another league game staged last night. Tim Jespersoa paced the Trotters with an 18-point outing while Bruce Francis contributed 13. Anthony Miller swished 26 point for the Comets. Ewald Granson netted 13 points and carried the Coaldale Gaels to a 44-34 win over Fort Macleod. Blaine Barr whipped in 14 points in a losing effort. The Winston .Churchill Bulldogs chalked up. their eighth win of the season by dropping the Vauxhall Vikings 55-31. Perry Mirkovich dunked 15 points and Barry Schmidt 11 for the Bulldogs while Allen Friesen notched 10 for the Vikings. In the only Southwest Conference Girls' Basketball League game staged last night, the Coaldale Larks dropped Fort Macleod Meteors 46-42. Bonny Stanko registered 18 points for the winners while Cynthia French added 11. Peggy Conner and Kim Hornberger managed 16 and 14 points apiece for the Meteors. In junior varsity boys' action, Picture Butte dropped Stirling 35-32, Taber dumped Milk River 53-41, Coaldale defeated Fort Macleod 30-18 and WCCHS whipped Vauxhall 61-28. Gotta gets permission OTTAWA (CP) Coach Jack Gotta, who has two more years on his contract with Ottawa Rough Riders, said Friday he got permission from club owner David Loeb to "explore" a World Football League offer from Birmingham. Ala. I've been waiting since Monday to get the go- said. Gotta said he doesn't know what would happen if he ac- cented the offer. EATON'S HEMM6 MD CENTRE MONTHLY CLINIC Thursday. February 7th a.m. to p.m. Take advantage of this opportunity to have your hearing evaluated by Eaton's qualified consultant. We feature Ihe finest hearing aids at lower cost. Service on all makes and models MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY DIAL 327-8551 MEMBEfl ALSEflTA HEASJWG AID DEALERS ASSOCIATION Pronghorns' reach did them in Friday Saturday, February THE LrrMMIDOE HERALD 13 Miller back nine to Nicklaus University of Calgary Dinosaurs used their height to excellent advantage en route to a 92-86 Canada West Men's Basketball victory over University of Lethbridge Pronghorns Friday night. The Calgary front line of 6-5 Jim Lathrop, 6-6 Brent Farch and 6-7 Lynn Leslie swept the boards for 32 rebounds to play a big role in the victory. In other men's games, first- place University of Alberta Golden Bears coasted to their 12th win in 13 outings wift a 79-70 triumph over University of Saskatchewan Huskies and University of British Columbia Thunderbirds downed University of Victoria Vikings 60-49. University of Saskatchewan Huskiettes moved into a first- place tie in the women's conference with UBC Thunderettes by nipping Alberta Pandas 55-51 in overtime. UBC dropped a 50- 48 decision to Victoria Vikettes and Calgary Dinnies bombed Lethbridge Pronghorns 64-30. Lathrop scored 25 points for Calgary in its victory at home over Lethbridge. Farch added 23. while Phil Letham had 22 for Lethbridge. Tom Solypm clicked for 20 .points for Alberta. Game scoring honors went to Saskatchewan's Bob Thompson with 21. UBC was paced by Mike McKay's 20-point performance. The poor- shooting Victoria Vikings, playing at home, got 12 points from Gord Hoshal. Karen Kusler's 25 points helped visiting Saskatchewan past Alberta, led by Wendy Martin's 19 points. The game was tied at 49 after regulation and the teams traded field goals in the opening minutes of overtime before Saskatchewan sank two baskets. Moiya Pilling had 17 points in Calgary's romp over Lethbridge. Kathy Bardgett countered with nine points for the losers. HONOLULU (AP) Jack Nicklaus had a four-stroke lead, a record score for the year and a record for the course going into the third round today of the Hawaiiam open golf tounrament. His 67 Friday gave him a 132 total for two rounds in the event. The 12-under-par total was the lowest 36-hoie score of the year on the pro tour and a two- round record for the Waialea Country Club course. "I have to be playing well to be leading the tournament and to break the course record when the scores, generally, are going Nicklaus said. But he said he is about a month away from feeling con- fident about his play. "I haven't missed that many greens, so I don't know what shape my short game is in. And that's usually the weakest par t of my game." Only Gibby Gilbert, who had a 69 for a 136 total, could keep Nicklaus in sight. Dwight Nevil shared the firsiround lead with Nicklaus but dropped back to a tie with Eddie Pearce for third with a 72 for a 137 total. Pearce, 21, the youngest man on the tour, had a 67. Johnny Miller had a 70 and kept alive his record of having broken par in every round this season. The string now is 13 in a row. He was nine strokes be- hind Nicklaus at 141. The two Canadians in the tournament, George Knudson of Toronto and Ben Kern of London, Ont., both failed to qualify for the final 36 holes. Knudson's 74 gave him a 147 total while Kern shot a 74 for a 152. UNITED TRUST INVESTMENT PROPERTY CITY CENTRE 62 room modern luxury hotel. Dining room, cocktail lounge, coffee shop, cabaret, and complete banquet facilities. Located in central Alberta City. For Further details contact Mr. George McLeod, 1-403-276-6661. UNITED TRUST COMPANY Read TheWorld Almanac The new 1974 World Almanac knows a lot about a lot of things: Sports, Government, Ecology, History, Politics, Personalities, Watergate, Personal Finance, Social Security and Medicare, Zip Codes, Consumer Information, the World since B.C. 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