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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta IHi iUHMIDGE HIRALD fttruaty 8, Balance pays off with sporting winner Kinsmen promotion ranks as one of the best yet By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer Only the girl popping out of the cake was missing Saturday evening as the Lethbridge Kins- men Club presented its 18th an- nual Sportsman's Dinner. Some 700 southern Alberta eports fans were on hand at the Exhibition Pavilion for a dinner that had to rate among the best ever presented by the local club. The dinner itself had an al- most unbelievable mixture of everything it takes to make a dinner a success. The Kinsmen Club once again added names to its list of friends. Master of ceremonies Ernie Afaganis put the first dash of seasoning into Saturday's brew and from there the flavor got better and better. It is a known fact that Kins- men Sportsman's Dinners at- tract the top names in the world of sports and Saturday was no different. Tom Gorman, an umpire in the National Baseball League, was clean-up hitter in a batting order even Sparky Anderson of the Cincinnati Reds would be proud to hand to the game of- ficials. Gorman was the featured speaker but had tough acts to follow in Anderson, Duke Sims of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arnold Haraga the current Ca- nadian rodeo champion, Rusty Staub of the Montreal Expos, Johnny Bower of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ron Lancaster of the Saskatchewan Rough- riders, and Don Meredith, form- er quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys and at present the mainstay of the ABC Monday night football games' broadcast crew. DAY TO REMEMBER A highlight of the dinner was the presentation of the awards to Lethbridge's athlete and sportsman of the year. For this city's Randy Wolston- croft and Stan Cannichael it will be a day to remember. Wolstoncroft, ably adept at throwing a baseball or a five- pin ball was the athlete of the year and received the Ron Mak- arenko trophy while Carmich- ael received the Tom Foley award as sportsman of the year. Putting the shoe on the other foot may best describe Gorman. A big man with a strong voice and a gentle smile, the um- pire's umpire laid them in the aisles. "Everything you hear and read about Durocher, (Chicago Cub manager Leo Durocher, and a former Kinsmen Dinner guest) is said Gorman. "His nibs, Durocher has been in the league 96 years and ft gures he knows everything." Every umpire, like any offi- cial in sports, take their lumps. But with Gorman his win-loss record, with regards to battles players, managers and the likes, must read in his favor. He told the gathering of one altercation with Durocher which involved a close play at first "base. "I'm doing first base in this particular game and there's a close one and I call the runner out. Guess who comes flying out of the dugout? Durocher and he's stated Gor- man. "How could you call him put' He beat the throw by a roared Durocher. "He touched first base with the wrong Gorman re- plied. "The wrong foot was Durocher's reply. "The wrong foot." Gorman had very little troub- le with Durccher for the res of the game. It wasn't until the game was over that Leo ap jroacbed Gorman about the call. When he did catch up with the umpire he told him straight 'I looked it up and you can ouch the bag with either foot." We make a lot of ballplay- ers said Gorman. When the count is 3-2 they trust us." Gorman has been the umpire in chief in World Series play a number of times but the one best remembers is the one n which Bob Gibson of the St. is Cardinals won the first game against the Detroit Tig- 's. "Gibson can really fire that FLEMING '66 CHEV BISCAYNE V8, 4-dr., aulo., radio. ONLY____ FLEMING '66 FURY II V8, 4-dr., H.T., auto., radio. ONLY FLEMING '65 PLYMOUTH 6 cyl., auto., 2-dr. ONLY USED CAR DISPLAY 3rd Ave. and iOlh St. S. 3rd Ave. and 20th St. 3. Phono 327-1591 stated Gorman, "and on this day ho was exceptionally sharp." In the record book it reads Gibson struck out 17 Tigers for a World Series record. Gorman hadn't been counting the strike- outs. In the umpire room after the game a newsman asked him if he knew that Gibson had fanned 17 in the game. Gorman quickly replied, "you're wrong. He got 10 and I got seven." He has spent 20 years in the National Baseball League but his 25 minutes Sataday night meant more to 700 southern AI- RIGHT FIELD FENCES IN TROUBLE Rusty Staub, left, of the Montreal Expos, and Duke Sims of the Los Angeles Dodgers can be expected 1o raise havoc with National Baseball League right field fences this season. Staub and Sims were guesls of the Lethbridge Kinsmen Saturday night. All Sportsman's Dinner photos by Walter Kerber berUns than most of his calls on the bases or behind the plate. Ron Lancaster followed Afa- ganis' open'ng remarks and stated he was happy to be in- vited to Alberta under such per- sonable circumstances. Friday evening he wore a red sling on his right arm to ease the pain of an operation he underwent two weeks ago. Sat- urday he wore a gold one. When asked why the changes in slings he answered, "I only come to Alberta about six times a year and each time I get the heck beat out of me so I thought I'd wear the two different slings to keep peace." The red was for benefit of the Calgary Stam- peder fans while the gold was for the backers of the Edmon- ton Eskimos. "I tried to get Russ Jackson to make available his right arm for a transplant when mine was hurting but he wouldn't go for said Lancaster. In all likelihood he won't need it. Doc- tors' reports on his right arm indicate he will be as good as new. Rodeo has good for Ar- nold Haraga and now Haraga Is being good for rodeo. This year's all-round Canadian rodeo champion has bundles of pride Quote... ..unquote Sparky Anderson, speaking about two of his fav- orite subjects: "If a boy wants to pattern his life after two athletes of today, he need look no further than Johnny Bench and Bobby Orr. They both are marvelleous young men." Tom Gorman, when asked to name the best National League team he ever saw: "Oh, I've seen a lot of great ball clubs but if you want to pin me down I'd say those Dodger clubs of the 1950's when Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and the rest were in their prime. The Cardinals of 1967 and Sparky's Cincinnati club last year were fine teams." Scotty Munro, Calgary Centennial owner-man- ager-coach in town for the Kinsmen Dinner and a look at the Sugar Kings: "Somebody asked me the other day who is the best junior hockey player in Canada. I don't think there's any doubt. A Leth- bridge boy, Len Frig, is the best. He can't miss." Ron Lancaster, commenting on his first Kins- men Dinner: "I've heard about this dinner, but now I know for myself. This is something else. This is the best dinner I've ever attended. I'm coming back next year and I'm going to bring a couple of car- loads of Roughriders with me." Don Meredith, when asked about this year's Super Bowl in which Baltimore Colts edged Dallas Cowboys 16-13: "Nobody won the Super Bowl, Dallas lost it." Sparky Anderson, showing Ms complete co-oper- ation by saying "ask me any question you like, I won't evade anything." Rutty Staub, after finding out there was a good number of Lethbridge people that knew a lot about him because of Bobby Wine: "Old Wino really told you a lot about me when he was in Lethbridge didn't Duke Sims, when asked what he thought about Staub as a hitter; "He could hit .350 blindfolded any time he would like." Johnny Bower, on the subject of Jacques Plante Toronto Maple Leafs' 41-year-old netminder: "He's the backbone of the Maple Leaf hockey club." Ron Lancaster, making sure he made clear just how bad his arm was hurt this past season: "I kept a lot of defensive halfbacks in the league. Don Meredith, on his partner Howard Cosell: "The way he tells it he's the world's most egotisti- cal man, can he help it if he's Buzzy Bavasi, president of the San Diego Pad- res, who wasn't at the dinner, but according to Staub saving: "The Expos throw more people out than the Padres get in." Sparky Anderson, on the fans in Philadelphia where he formerly coached: "The best way to de- scribe them is rotten. They put the crack in the Liberty Bell." Tom Gorman, on the subject of the best umpire in the National Baseball League: "You're looking at him." Tim Tollestrup trails leader University of British Colum- bia Thunderbirds, in second place in the Western Canada Intei-collegiate Basket ball standings, outplayed the Uni- versity of Lethbridge Chinooks to win 122-89 Saturday night. Thunderbiids' coach Peter M u 11 i n s substituted freely as the UBC team pressed through- out. They led 5M3 at half time. Ron Thorsen of UBC and Tim Tollestrup of Lethbridge, one- two in the league scoring race battled it out for top point scorer. Thorsen got 32 and Tol- lestrup 31. Thorsen, who moved into the lead Friday while the Chinooks were idle, now has 392 points, eight more than Tol- lestrup. Derek Stankey got 22 points for UBC and Brian Sanders got 24 for Lethbridge in the high- scoring game. University of British Colum- bia Thunderettes dumped Uni- versity of Victoria Vikettes 63- 32 Saturday night at UBC. Kathy Williams, Janice Gee and Linda Willard picked up 10 points apiece to lead UBC. Barb Munro paced Victoria with nine points. University of Manitoba Bis- ons came on strong in the sec- ond half to defeat University of Regina Cougars 73-44. Manitoba led 28-26 at half- time, but found their scoring power in the second half. Their 45 points in that half somewhat avenged a lack of scoring against University of Brandon Bobcats Friday when the Bis- ons could only eke out a 14-13 victory. Saturday, Barry Towne led the Bisons with 18 points and Ross Wedlake got 13. Wes Britton was high scorer for the Cougars with 15 points and Jerry Brhelle had nine. University of Victoria Vikings dumped the University of Cal- gary Dinosaurs 78-60. The Dinosaurs led 34-30 at half-time, but were unable to maintain the pace in the sec- ond half. University of Saskatchewan (Saskatoon) Huskies defeated University of Winnipeg Wes- men 76-73 Saturday. Chinooks take on Victoria Vikings tonight at the Sports Centre at eight o'clock. in his sport and Saturday he made that clear. When it comes to promoting rodeo Haraga can throw the bull from a horse or from be- hind a mike. Honors have been many for Haraga this past year. His dedication to rodeo could very well bring about a repeat of honors in 1971. Le Grand Orange and Rusty Staub, besides being one and the same, have a great deal in common. They both like Mon- treal and the Expos. Staub is his real name; Le Grand Orange Is a nickname the Montreal fans have placed on him. It's tough at the best of times to crack the hockey monopoly in Montreal. Staub and his Expo mates have done just that. Expo manager Gene Mauch sees a great future for Staub. At present he is as popular as any professional athlete in Can- ada. That in itself1 says a lot I for him. He is proud to be an Expo and makes no bones about it. He also has a lot of respect for umpires. "If I didn't say that Gorman will get me this he kidded. Anderson wasn't scheduled to be a dinner guest but if he hadn't made an appearance the dinner would have lacked some- thing. There's 'not much of him as he said "Johnny Bench grabbed me by the neck one day and rubbed pine tar on it." Many major league stars use pine tar on their bats. YOUNGEST MANAGER Anderson is the youngest, manager in the major leagues and according to him had a great career going for him until last year. Cincinnati lost the World Series to Baltimore Ori- oles in five games. "I manage a great ball stated Anderson "and one of ;ue big reasons is Bench." This kid is to baseball what vour own Bobby Orr is to Anderson continued, "you can't say enough about lira." "I'm enjoying life now more lhan ever." Coming from Johnny Bower that may sound funny. But it's true. Not even the census taker can get the real age of Bower. No one needs to know his age. just what he has contributed to hockey. Bower was no youngster when he broke into the NHL. 14 years ago but he was as good as [here was at stopping pucks. Now a scout for the Leafs Bower is and always mil be a Toronto Maple Leaf. He has that much pride in his club. 'Howard Cosell made me more famous in one year than I was in nine years with the Dallas said Don Meredith "and I was good." Meredith and Cosell do the Monday night games together along with Keith Jackson. Mer- edith, it can be said, is the driving force behind it all. He's the football expert and his sense of humor is unique. He has a gift that allows him to say the right thing at the right time. He can mix humor with sin- cerity and Saturday he did just that. He could have stood at the microphone and told stories all night. He chose not to and it was a good choice. ''All men weren't born he said. "We all have talent as well as insecurities. "Utilize each day, each mo- he added. "There is a distinct difference between a winner and a champion.' Meredith made it a point to say "All men can be cham- pions if they diliigently work at utilization of themselves. Develop a real love for your- self." Dinner chairman, Paul Riisz- nak had his anxious moments Sugar Ray Robinson not attend- ing added to his wor- ries. The worries and anx- iety were all gone when Af- aganis closed the dinner. Rusz- nak and his committee hac done a grand job. TOM GORMAN IN ACTION SATURDAY Baldivin delivers goods in northern playoff Fink holds on to oust Talbot in final game MEDICINE HAT (CP) rock, the smooth shooting represent northern Alberta in George Fink of Calgary edged Roy Talbot of Red Deer 7-6 in the second game of the A-B chartered accountant had only to draw to the eight-foot circle to get his win. final Saturday afternoon in (he morning game, Talbot going into the Southern Alberta Men's Curling championship. Fink, who was defeated earl- ier in tire day by Talbot 10-9, now advances to the Alberta championship next Friday and Saturday in Calgary. Formerly with Ron North- colt's five-time Soul hern Al- berta champions, Fink blanked Talbot in the nth end, then scorer! I'.vo in the final to come from behind 0-5. For his final i Malt Baldwin of Edmonton, will the provincial men's curling playoff. The 44-year-oM skip, who won the national classic in 1954, 1957 and 1958. made short work of Boh Humbcrger of Stettler were the 12th end and Ta'ihot'drcw the four-foot circle with his I 10-2 in six ends in the A-B final rock. Fink's team included H o n Borgslrom at third, Don Piit- I linger at second and Don Ncl- son, lead. Meantime in Edmonton for the first time since 1959, three-time Canadian curling champion playoff Saturday. Baldwin picked up two on the first end. then, after giving up twu on the second, scored three on the third and stole three on the fourth with singletons on the fifth and sixth ends. Baldwin had national schoolboy champion Tommy I Kroeger of Stettler as vie e- 1 skip. Rick Cusp at second, and Reg' Wassenhove at lead. In Lacombe Dave Haley, 17, of Athabasca, who patterning his strategy after three-time Ca- nadian men's curling cham- pion Matt Baldwin of Edmon- ton, Saturday won Hie Alberta schoolboy's curling champion- ship. The championship was won in the second game of the modified double knockout tournament final with an 84 victory over Jack Dacyk of Fairview. Harvey Mazinke of Regina, Bob Pickering of A v o n 1 e a Gordon Helofs of North Battle- ford and Dan Peterson of Wyn- yard will battle in Swift Cur- rent Friday in the Saskatchew- an's men's curling champion- ship. 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