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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 19, 1171 UtHMHKJI HUALO IS Stan A NEW PAIGE IN HAll OF FAME RECORDS Satchel Paige, the ageless pitching marvel, answers newsmen's questions in New York Tuesday. He had earlier been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame In a special category designed to honor the outstanding stars of the Negro leagues. Seated is baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn. In background Is large phonograph of when ha was a pitcher. Paige first to be honored Satchel enters Hall NEW YORK (AP) Satchel Paige, the ageless pitching mar- vel who threw his last major league curve when he was 59, was voted into Baseball's Hall of Fame Tuesday .in a special category designed to honor the outstanding stars of the Negro leagues. Paige became the first player to be selected by a special 10- Shirtsleeve on tonight A total of 64 rinks open play tonight and again Thursday morning in the 32nd annual Lethbridge Shirtsleeve Bon- spiel at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Two draws are on tap tonight at seven and nine and again at seven in the morning. Six events as well as a gran'd- aggregate are up for grabs in the five-day competition. Events this year include the number one Sven Ericksen, the number two Enerson Motors, the number three T. Eaton, the number four Lethbridge Her- ald the number five Canadian Western Natural Gas and the number six Alberta Distillers. The grand aggregate winner will receive the James Aird memorial trophy. The finals of the bonspiel are set for Sunday afternoon. man committee foitmed only :ast week to select oldtime black players "as part of a new exhibit commemorating the con- tributions of the Negro baseball leagues." Paige, wbo does not qualify for enshrinement in the Hall of Fame through normal channels because he did not play the re- quired 10 years in the majors, barnstormed for years with con- siderable success against major league stars while his color pre- vented his playing in the big leagues. Paige finally reached the ma- jors in 1948, one year after Jackie Robinson broke the color line, and compiled a 28-31 major league record while pitching for Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Browns, and Kansas City Ath- letics. But Paige carved his special niche in the Negro leagues. He started his career in 1926 with Chattanooga Black Lookouts Hunt, Raymond sign contracts MONTREAL (CP) Infielder Ron Hunt, acquired in an off- season trade from San Fran- cisco Giants, and reliever Claude Raymond signed their 1971 contracts with Montreal Expos Tuesday. They became the 26th and 27th Montreal play- ers to sign for the 1971 National League baseball season. and before he was finished play ing with Kansas City Monarchs Ills achievemenst were as muc legend as fact. Paige is supposed to be older than he admits, but he claim he was born in 1906, whic would make him 65 today. Tha would also mean he last pitcha in the majors with Kansas Cit in 1965, at age 59. But there ar many who say he was older. Kapp startlec by fake call PHOENIX, Ariz. CAP) Joe Kapp, Boston Patriots' quarterback, was relaxing with other football and base- ball players who had played in the Astrojet golf tourna- ment Sunday night when this message came over thn hotel's public address sys- tem: "Telephone call for Jim Plunkett, starting quartw- back of the Boston Patriots, please." Kapp's surprise quickly turned to a grin. Plunkett, Standard University quart- erback and Boston's No. 1 draft choice, wasn't even in town. Kapp, former Canadian Football League star, never found out which of the other athletes faked the call. scores four in 12-4 triumph Kings make it look easy in Calgary AS ADVERTISED ON TV POLKA ALL-TIME HITS JAVE Regular 4.98 ON SALE NOW ONLY AVAILABLE AT MUSIC SPORTS 404 5th Street S. Phone 327-5751 SHOP OR.CALL NOW TO RESERVE YOUR COPY AS SUPPLY IS LIMITED Inside Hockey Lethbridge Sugar Kings are making a solid bid for the leadership of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The locals made it four straight league triumphs Tuesday evening by trounc- ing the Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars 12-4 in the Cowtown. In other league action Ponoka Stampeders crushed Edmonton Movers' hopes for a playoff berth by edging them 5-4 in Pon- oka. Tuesday's victory moved the Kings to within one point of the eague leading Red Deer lustlers. Kings have 51 points after 40 games while the Rust- ers have 52 with two games in land on the locals. Dave George turned in his best performance in a Sugar ting uniform Tuesday as he ired home four goals in the one-sided contest. Archie McLennan chipped In ith three goals while Lannie fcDonald notched a pair. Jther Sugar Kings marksmen vere George McCrea, Ken Dodd and Gary Paskuski. Cliff Hendrickson, Doug Blaney, Al Pollock and Bar- ell Goss replied for the Cou- ;ars. George's efforts paced the lings to period leads of 4-2 and 94. Kings will seek to make it five straight Thursday evening when they play host to the Cou- gars at the Arena at On he weekend the Kings trave o Ponoka Saturday night one are in Red Deer against the Rustlers Sunday afternoon. Scott Darling stopped 16 shots in the Calgary nets be- ore being injured early in the second period. Gord Lealke played the rest of the game ind kicked, out 32 shots. John Davidson came up with 25 saves for the Kings. The Cougars were assessed 11 of 18 penalties called la the game. Meanwhile The Stampeders downed the Movers on goals by Sob McFee, Everett Simanton 'jee Whitfflrd, Dune Grant aro Doug Topley. Elaine McLeod, a juvenile brought up for the game, SCOT ed twice for Edmonton. Doug Clarke and Jim Miller added single markers. The score was tied 2-2 after e first period. Edmonton scored two unanswered goals in the second but were overpow ered by a strong third period Ponoka attack. Jerry Thomas stopped 2 shots in the Ponoka nets while Brian Rimmer kicked out 25 for the Movers. Fonoka was assessed six of 10 minor penalties. Edmonton now has n chance to make the playoffs The season is over at the enc of this month. 0 MATTER HOW few goals he scores compared to his teara- mate, Boston Bruins' center Derek Sanderson remains the most controversial and abrasive player in the National Jockey League. What better example than his behavior in two successive visits to Philadelphia. During the first encounter Sanderson was hauled over the penalty box barrier by some irate fans and slugged away with them until teammates intervened. Normally, a contentious figure such as Sanderson would figure to be the soul of kindness on his return to The City of Brotherly Love. And, for a time, Derek was just such an angel early this new year. Boston defeated the Flyers and everything seemed tran- quil until newsmen entered the Bruins' dressing room. They asked some of the Boston skaters just what was wrong with the slumping Philadelphia club. At first the answers were typically innocuous. "They have to work their way out of said coach Tom Johnson. "Everybody has philosophized Bobby Orr. Thea, the scribes stopped at Sanderson's spot. Instead of feeding them the typically bland Boston blather Derek told it like he thought it was. "The Flyers have some good men but ttiey won't play for that coach (Vic he said. "That's the problem." Naturally, a day later the Philadelphia newspapers and airwaves were filled with Sanderson; all because he said what be believed. Of course, SUsiufc had an answer too; he blamed some of his own players for spending too much time in the Bruins' dressing room (a few of the Flyers had grown up in the Boston farm system) where they apparently obtained their seditious ideas about Stasiuk. As for Sanderson, the question continually is bow long will the conservative Bruins' management tolerate his extroversion? One theory has it that the Boston front office highly values Derek's underrated hockey abilities. Besides, the club has done very well with him, so why should Boston drop Derek just because of his decibel count? The other theory is that Bruins President Western Adams, Jr. and manager Milt Schmidt simply are waiting for that one really appetizing offer to come along and then it will be "Bye-bye-Derek." The belief here is that Boston would be reluctant to trade Sanderson to an East Division club if at all possible. Rather, they'd like to deposit Derek with an expansion outfit such1 as the California Golden Seals or the Los Angeles Kings, where he would be relatively harmless to Boston's first- place assaults and would be a big-drawing card for a fran- chise that needs all the hockey publicity it can get. A key reason for the Toronto Maple Leafs' renaissance was the acquisition of veteran defenseman Bob Baun. But few realize what suddenly made Baun a revived defenseman after he had looked rather hapless in his last days at Detroit The turnabout came after Baltimore Clippers' scout Aldo Guidolin himself once a superb defenseman with Cleveland and Baltimore tipped1 off Leaf scout Johnny Bower about a couple of tactical mistakes being committed by Baun. Bower passed the information to Leaf coach Johnny Me- Lellan who, in turn, mentioned it to Baun. The result was Toronto's climb, from the NHL depths to a contending playofi position. And all because of a scout who doesn't even get paid by the Leafs. John Ferguson remains one of the "old-school" hockey players who refuses to mingle with or discuss the opposition. Fergie recently detected an unfortunate change in the attitude of young hockey players; they're not hungry anymore. "I watch some of these kids on our says Fergie, "and I see all the talent in the world. But the second our practice is over they're the first ones off the ice. That's not the way to improve." _ Minor hockey I Brian Anderson notched a goal in the second and third periods and led the Maroons to a 2-1 victory over the Jets in Bantam A action last night. The two clubs played a score- less first period but the Mar- I oons took a 1-0 lead after the second. Doug Brown averted the shut- out with B third period marker. The Nuggets were no compet- ition for the Seals last night as they suffered a 7-0 shellacking. Mike Burla and Tony Mcli [Otterson lias a slim chance EDMONTON (CP) Pearce of Edmonton advanced to within one game of the Al- berta senior men's curling championship Tuesday night. Pearce turned back Emile Kokotello of Valleyyiew, the Peace district champion, 9-6 in the A final of the straight dou- ble knockout playoff. He will play Bob Nesbitt of Yellowknife, t li e Nortmyest Territories' reprcscn t alive, while Kokolello goes up against southern champion Slim Otter son ot Calgary, Wants three- pact year LOS (API Johnny Bench, 23-year-oil catcher who was the National League's Most Valuable Playe in 1970, wants a three-year con tract in the neighbodwod from Cincinnati Reds. Bench hit .293 for the Nations League pennant-winners an slammed 45 home runs. He predicted a tug-of-war with the Cincinnati front office "They're hard people to dea with. They don't want to pa me too much too soon becaus of what they'll have to pay m in the future." each hammered in two goa while Greg Monteith, John Wac den and Gordon Oliver chippec in with a goal apiece. In other Minor Hocke League action Tuesday Brian Konrad and Randy Joevenazzo1 each notched a pair of mark- ers as the Royals rallied for a 5-5 deadlock with the Comets in Midget play. Derrick Blasco accounted for the other Royals' marker. Dennis Hatt and Lome Stew- art scored twice for the Comets with Ron Thorn notching a singleton. Jim Severfson found the range three times in pacing the Penguins to a 4-1 verdict over the Falcons in Pec Wee action. Brian Turner accounted for the other marker for the Penguins. Kevin Hamilton averted a shut- out for the Falcons. Midget Elks in Blairmore Lethbridge Midget Elks will play an exhibition game against Blairmore this eve- ning. The Ranic is slated for Blair- more at eight o'clock SNOWMOBILE CLEARANCE 4 USED SNOWMOBItES S 275 AS LOW AS Special Clearance ON SNOWMOBILE CLOTHING BOOTS SUITS GLOVES HELMETS Etc. 25% OFP BERT MACS CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phono 327-3221 Open Thursday and Friday Till 9 p.m. ANDY CAPP -AN IBEAL PLACE TO BRING 'IS GIRL-FRIENQ Join forces to show bout TORONTO (CP) Bobby Orr Enterprises and All-Canada Sports announced Tuesday they lave joined forces to complete a closed-circuit television a r- rangement that will carry the March 8 Muhammad All-Joe Frazier heavyweight champion- ship fight from New York to more than a dozen Canadian centres. Lawyer Alan Eaglespn of Orr's commercial organization and boxing promoter fiv Unger- man were the spokesmen for the two companies. Eagleson said he and Unger- man have guaranteed revenue of to Jack Kent Cooke, the fight's financial backer, and his associates, Chartwell Artists Ltd., who own the ancillary rights. The Orr-Ungerman enterprise has already negotiated arrange- ments for taking the closed-cir- cuit fight show into Toronto, Kitchener, London, Hamilton, Sudbury, Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Saint John, N.B., Mo net on, N.B., Halifax, Sydney, N.S., Saskatoon, Reguw and Winni- peg. They also are negotiating to take it to Quebec City, Mont- real, Sherbrooke, Que., Hull, Que., Peterborough, Ont., Os- hawa, Ont., and St. John's, Nfld. Canadian rights for Alberta and British Columbia are held by movie star Danny Kaye. have enough commit- ments now to insure our said Ungerman, "and we haven't even signed anything in Quebec yet." Mouth-size edge for AM NEW YORK (AP) Mu- hammad All already has one official edge over Joe Frazier for their heavyweight title fight: mouth size. John Condon, director of public relations for boxing at Madison Square Garden, where the fight will be held March 8, confirmed All's ad- vantage Monday with these figures. "For All, the figures are: mouth closed six inches mouth open, or inches. For Frazier: mouth inches mouth Condon re- ported. The measurements were taken at the suggestion of Shirley Povich of the Wash- ington Post, who said the new measurement should be added to the tale of the tape for this fight because of the amount of bragging both fighters have done regarding the match. LEO SINGER'S WEEKEND Selection Of MEN'S and BOYS' SHOES Regular 6.95 SPECIAL 3 Regular 19.95 SPECIAL Assortment Of BODY SHIRTS Asiorted Styles end Colon. Pries Balance Of Men's SHEEPSKIN COATS Regular 69.95. NOW 34.95 OVERSHIPPED! Our lupplien doubled our order of BOYS' JACKETS Pile lined-nylon ihell hidden hood. Regular T1.95. NOW LEO SINGER'S MEN'S BOYS' WEAR J14 5th Strecl South Phone 327-3958 OP6N THURSDAYS UNTIL 9 P.M. ;