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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta S TKI IFIHMIDGI HftALD frWoy, 5, Robinson bows out following family death Sparky Anderson and Duke Sims join Kinsmen dinner list SPARKY ANDERSON By DON PILLING Herald Sports Editor Sugar Ray Robinson has been forced to cancel his ap- pearance at the 18th annual Leihbridge Kinsmen Sports- man's Dinner Saturday night at the Exhibition Pavilion. The former middleweight champion of the world inform- ed the Kinsmen Thursday that it was impossible to be in at- tendance due to the death of his sister in New York. He was scheduled to fly from his home in Los Angeles today to attend funeral services in New York Saturday afternoon. Despite the last-minute can- cellation, the Kinsmen put the wheels in motion to secure an adequate replacement and they were successful this mor- ning in confirming the appear- ance of not one but two base- ball personalities to fill Robin- son's vacated spot at the head table. Added to the list were man- ager Sparky Anderson of the National League champion Cincinnati Reds and Los An- geles Dodger infielder Duke Sims. Dinner chairman Paul Rusznak said every effort was made to obtain the services of another member of the profes- sional fight game to replace Robinson, but it was utterly impossible to do so with such short notice. Every effort was made, in fact, to land the services of another former middleweight king, Rocky Graziano, but to no avail. "Naturally, we are extreme- ly disappointed in losing Robin- said Rusznak, "but I nope the sportsmen will under- stand that we had absolutely no control over the matter and that they will understand our position. "We felt we needed two head table guests to replace him and consider ourselves for- tunate in getting Sparky An- derson and Duke Sims to step in at the very last minute." Rusznak said dozens of sports personalities were contacted in the Kinsmen bid to replace the departed Robinson but many simply couldn't consider coming to the dinner because of the time element. Anderson will fly from Toron- to where he appeared Thursday night at a sports dinner and then must return to Pittsburgh for another dinner Sunday. Sims will fly to Lethbridge from Los Angeles. Anderson, 36, wa? the young- est manager in major league baseball last season as he led Cincinnati to a runaway first- place finish' in the Western di- vision of the National League and a sweep over Pittsburgh Pirates In the playoff. The Reds, favored in most quarters to repeat again this season, lost out to Baltimore in the World Series. Sims starred for a number of years with Cleveland Indians as a catcher, first baseman and outfielder. He was consid- ered the Tribe's steadiest hitter and the best man on the club in the clutch. He came to the Dodgers in an off-season deal and is being counted on to play a key role m the Dodgers' bid for a 1971 pennant Anderson and Sims Join ex- Toronto Maple Leaf ing star Johnny Bower, ex- Dallas Cowboy quarterback Don Meredith, Canadian cow- boy champion Arnold Haraga, star outfielder Rusty Staufa of the Montreal Expos, Canada'l outstanding football player in 1970, Saskatchewan Roughrider quarterback Ron Lancaster, and major league umpire Tom Gorman, who'll handle the fea- tured speaking role, on thU year's guest list. Ernio Afagaois, the Edmonton broad- caster, will return to handle master of ceremony duties. ANDY CAPP ONW A COUPLE 0" WEEK'S BEFORE EMIGRATE TO AUSTRALIA, FORWARBTO ARE "TOU A BOG LOVES, [MI-STER CAPP? WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KIOT REALLY, MISSUS, I PREFER HE Shack makes Imlach's thinking look brilliant Tournaments open today Action is all set for the first annual LCI Girls' Invitational Basketball Tournament which will kick-off its first day this afternoon. Eight teams will take part in the two day affair, which in- cludes three Lethbridge teams, three Calgary clubs and two Edmonton teams. The Catholic Central Kittens will tangle with the Bowness High School from Calgary in the tourney opener at 4 p.m. while the Winston Churchill Griffins meet Bonnie Doon of Edmon- ton right after at p.m. At 7 p.m. Jasper Place of Edmonton will face the St. Francis club from Calgary while in the final game at p.m. the host Clipper Queens exchange shots with Calgary's E. P. Scarlet. Action continues at 9 a.m. Saturday morning and will con- clude with the championship fi- nal at p.m. The consolation match will precede the championship start- ing at 7 p.m. Meanwhile, in Magrath the Eagles will host their third an- nual "B" Boys Basketball Tour- nament this weekend. Eight teams will participate in the two day affair with the lid-lifter on tap for tonight. Only three games will be run- off tonight with St. Mary's tak- ing on Kaymond at 6 p.m. in the tourney opener. The host Eagles will then match wits with the LCI Colts at p.m. while Warner and Nanton close things off for to- night at 9 p.m. Tomorrow games will start at a.m. and continue throughout the day with the consolation final set for p.m. and the third place final at 7 p.m. The championship contest will be run-off at p.m. In the only Southern Alberta "A" Boys Basketball action tonight the Catholic Central Cougars will travel to Card- ston. A victory is a must for both clubs as they stand tied for the final play-off spot. With the season coming fa: to an end a victory for either club can mean a fourth place finish. Buffalo Sabres all alone in fifth spot When coach Punch Imlach of Buffalo Sabres obtained Eddie Shack two months ago from Los Angeles Kings he said then it was because he knew he could help Ms club. Imlach, known for his positive thinking, must have been doing just that, for Buffalo was in last place in the Eastern Division and the colorful and rambunc- tious Shack at that tune had scored only two goals in 11 Na- tional Hockey League games for the Kings. Shack didn't help the Sabres right away but his recent play is one of the reasons for Buf- falo's good showing in the last 10 games. He scored three goals Thursday night as the Sabres downed the Kings 5-2 for their third straight victory and their sixth in the last 10 games. The Sabres also tied three and lost one in that span. Buffalo's win moved the Sabres into fifth place in the seven-team Eastern Division, two points ahead of Detroit Red To last two years TENNIS MAKES MONEY LONDON (AP) A total of million will be up for grabs on the world's lawn ten- nis circuit this year. The figure was announced Thursday at a news conference given jointly by the International Lawn Ten- nis Federation, the sport's gov- erning hody, and the American- based World Championship Ten- nis group which employs all contract professionals. fisso) Moore's Esso Service Cor. 3rd Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive DRIVE IN HERE FOR TOP AUTO SERVICE. GET THE BEST FOR YOUR CAR. SEE YOU SOON! WE NEVER CLOSE OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY! HEADQUARTERS FOR: IMPERIAL OIL PRODUCTS STEREO TAPES AUAS PRODUCTS PROPANE LIVE BAIT MOORE'S ESSO SERVICE Corner 3rd Avenue and Mayor Magrath Drive Phone 327-1046 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Licensed Mechanic On Duly Monday thru Friday. 16 players suspended VICTORIA (CP) All 16 players of the Victoria Cougars of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League were suspend- ed from organized hockey for two years today by league president Dr. Arnold Lowden. Club president Bud Milner of Calgary said he was confident a new team could be assem- bled to complete the schedule. The Cougars, with 16 games left are in first place in the coast division of the BCJHL, eight points ahead of second- place, Vancouver. Lowden announced the sus- pensions after announcing an impasse had been reached in his attempts to mediate a dis- pute between the players and the club general manager, Eric Bishop. Bishop fired coach Eon Max- well on Monday and said he would coach the team himself. The players said they would not play for Bishop. Suspended were Ed Fors- lund, Darryl Fedorak, Gerry Bond, Bob Mayer, Greg Rob- inson, Rob Little, Tom Keep, Scott Munro, Chris Riddell, Bruce Cowick, Lon Miles, Ran- dy Bock, Mark Thomas, Ted Plowe, Pat Askew and Dale Pennock. All are aged between 16 and 19, and most were with the Cougars last season when the club finished first in the league. Plowe is the BCJHL scoring leader. Despite the team's first- place position again this sea- son, Bishop said when he fired Maxwell that he felt the team Warriors gain win The Lethbridge Juvenile War- riors hosted the Crowsnest Cas- cades Wednesday night in the Civic Centre and edged the visitors 8-6. After two periods of play the Warriors held leads of 5-1 and 7-4 while the visitors out-scored the local club 2-1 in third per- iod. Gary Marchuk paced the War- riors with three goals while Ken Hammersted slapped in two. Miles Shaw, Allan Marchuk and Larry Marchuk all chipped in with a goal apiece. For the Cascades Musura popped two while Giaconozzi, Tim Shaw, Vastenhovt and Hu- cik added singletons. was not playing up to its po- tential. Milner said today he hoped to name a new coach and have a new team within three or four days. He said there were four candidates for the coach- ing job, but did not disclose names. A game scheduled for Wed- nesday between the Cougars and new Westminster Royals was cancelled by Lowden, and indications were that a game scheduled for Victoria Satur- day night also will be post- poned. Pole position for Ramo Stott DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) Hamo Stott of Keokuk, Iowa, the defending champion, won the pole position Thursday for Sunday's ARCA 300 stock car race at a speed of 180.548 miles an hour. Stott, driving a new Ply- mouth, barely edged 55-year-old Iggy Katona of Willis, Mich., who drove his Dodge to a lap speed of 180.548 as the first 10 positions in the 40-car field were filled. TJtnrsa-n J IIOI SC11 Tollestrup keeps lead Tim Tollestrup of Lethbridge Chinooks and defending cham- pion Ron Thorsen of British Columbia Thunderbirds will have a showdown for the scor- ing championship of the West- ern Canada Intercollegiate Bas- ketball League. Both Tollestrup and Thorsen will play their final three games of the schedule in Al- berta and the two will be at opposite ends of the same court Saturday here in Lethbridge. With 15 games completed Tollestrup is the leader but his margin over Thorsen has been narrowed to 13 points. Tollestrup, native of R a y- mond, playing his first year of Canadian college basketb a 11, FLEMING '67 PONTIAC LAURENTIAN V8, 4-6t. auto., if radio. ONLY __-flJiJ FLEMING '67 PONTIAC STRATO CHIEF V8, 4-dr. auto.,