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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, February 13, 1973 - THE lETHBRIDGE HERAID - 9' Their actions are illegal according to law Owners padlock baseball camps By RED SMITH New York Times Service NEW YORK -When the baseball players and the men Who own them were haggling ' cver the funding of the players' benefit plan last year, the players sought a four-year agreement because that was the length of the network television contract which produces the funds. The owners insisted on a one-year deal. "It makes no sense," the players said, "but if that's how you want it, so be it." Now that capital and labor are at it again the players have offered to set aside one of the thorniest issues, the reserve clause, for a one-year study. The ownevs don't want a one-year study of the feudal system that gives them ownership of their employees. "They need three years of peace," 'says their front man; Bowie Kuhn. "The players need three years of peace and I need three years of peace." On the owners' terms, that is. When the players refused to open the 1972 season until there was agreement on the pension plan, this was called a strike, a walkout. Nobody questioned the terminology. Now that the owners have refused to open 1973 training camps until there is agreement on everything, it is not called a lockout. "This is a routine matter," Bowie Kuhn says, "mainly a matter of logistics." It is also illegal. It is against the law for an employer to lock out the help while collective bargaining is continuing, as in this case. But this is baseball. As a matter of fact, the players are not required to start training before March 1. It has been the practice for clubs to invite pitchers, catchers and certain others to report earlier than that and usually the players have responded, but the contract sets March 1 as the deadline. "I hate to see it," says Brooks Robinson, the Baltimore players' representative. "The players have not made a strike threat, have not taken a strike vole, and don't intend to. We have expressed our willingness to continue bargaining, if necessary, without disruption to spring training or the regular season." In view of the owners' determination to force the issue now, this is the time to get the situation into perspective. Negotiations started last September on a new contract covering pensions and a new "basic agreement," which covers everything else. The owners' first proposals were submitted s h o r 11 y before their annual midwinter convention about the first of December. Although the players had rejected the offers as inadequate, Kuhn held a news conference at the convention and made a partial disclosure of the of fere, which he termed ''historic." a "spectacular breakthrough." One proposal was that instead of being bound for life in the reserve system, a player would become ,a free agent after five years in the majors if he wasn't offered at least $30,000 for his sixth season. Kuhn did not mention that today's average salary in the majors was $32,000 .or that most players didn't last five years up there. Neither did he mention that there were strings tied to the offer: It would have to stand for 10 years, always at the $30,000 level. Marvin Miller, the executive director of the players' association had 10 minutes' notice of Kuhn's intention of violating the seal of confidence of the negotiations and taking the owners' case to the public. Miller was annoyed. He used words like "bad faith," "fraudulent," "questionable integrity" and "outright deception." Nevertheless, talks were resumed. The players suggested putting the matter of the reserve system aside for a year. They abandoned their request for a shorter season and agreed to 162-game schedules for the next three years. On Jan. 5 they submitted a whole new set of proposals. There was no response until Feb. 8. On that date, last Thursday, the owners announced the training camp lockout- "A statement," Miller called it, "clearly intended to have a coercive effect" on the players. A few hours later came the first response to the Jan. 5 proposals - a 15-page set of counteroffers including another "historic" proposal. This was a provision for arbitration of individual salary disputes, which have always been fought out between the player and his employer. There were strings this time, too. Agreement wotld have to hold for three years, putting off discussion of the reserve system at least that long. And the owners didn't mean that any underpaid player could submit his case to impartial arbitration. It didn't go for his first three years in the majors and he couldn't do it two years in succession. Furthermore, if the player wanted $50,000 and his boss said $25,000, the arbitrator couldn't settle for $37,000: the award would have to be either $25,000 or $50,000. How soon the owners' representatives asked, could they have an answer on the new proposals? Well, Miller said, the players were on the move just now, some already headed for training camp. It would be necessary to get the player representatives together and have them sound out their teammates. But the owners' men persisted, how much time would that take? "Less time," Miller told them, "than from Jan. 5 to Sept. 8." Corby Cup hid Milwaukee said to be neiv home of Nationals Is the World Association ling some teams? TORONTO (CP) - Doug Michel, president of Ottawa Nationals of the World Hockey Association, said Monday night he expects a decision within the week on whether a WHA team will relocate in Toronto next year. Michel was commenting on reports from Ottawa that the Nats, owned by himself and Nick Trbovich of Buffalo, had been sold to Milwaukee interests; that Michel and Trbovich had. purchased the New York Raiders franchise and were moving it to Toronto, and that Philadelphia Blazers would Tuk chalks up five ivins Locals dominate meet The Lethbridge Amateur Swim Club dominated the one-day, Operation Olympics at the Civic Centre Sunday afternoon. Competing against the 'Lethbridge YMCA Stingrays and the Medicine Hat YMCA Otters, the host club swam to victory in 22 of the 32 events staged. The remaining 10 first place ribbons went to members of the Stingrays as the Otters were blanked in wins. Wendy Tuk of the LASC led the way as she picked up no less than five firsts in a brilliant afternoon of swimming in Girls' 13-14. She won the 100-metre freestyle and butterfly, the . 200-metre breaststroke and individual medley and then capped off her fine afternoon with a victory in the 400-metre freestyle in a time of five minutes and nine seconds flat. Tim Myers of the same club just missed equalling Tuk's performance as he picked up four first place ribbons. Swimming in the boys' 11-12 age group Myers clicked for wins in the 200-metre breast-stroke and individual medley and then followed with triumphs in the 100-metre backstroke and freestyle. A third member of the host club was in the winners circle three times. Gordon Syme, in the boys' 13-14 class, was first in the 200-metre individual medley, breaststroke and backstroke. Marilyn Van Dyk of the LASC won the girls' 11-12, 100-metre backstroke and freestyle. Rounding out the list of double winners or better for the host club, was Pain Allison. Miss Allison, in the gals 10 and under, won the 100-metre breaststroke and 50-metre butterfly. Three members of the Stingrays turned in fine showings. Brad Koskowich was first in the boys' 10 and under 100-' metre medley and breaststroke as well as the 50-metre butterfly. In the same age group teammate James Wiskerke was first in the 100-metre backstroke and freestyle while Ann Lynagh won the gals 10 and under 100-metre medley and freestyle. Other first place finishers, their winning times as well as second and third place finishers, are listed below: SWIM RESULTS Girls' 10 and under 100-metre medley - 1. Ann Lynagh, Stingrays; 2. Carle Hughes, Stingrays; 3. Pam Allison, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:43.7. 100-metre backstroke - 1. Carle Hughes, Stingrays; 2. Ann Lynagh, Stingrays; 3, Jan Lavkullk, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:43.2. 100-metre breaststroke - 1. Pam Allison, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Ann Lynagh, Stingrays; 3. Jan Lavkullk, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:49.9. 50-metre butterfly - ll Pam Allison, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Ann Lynagh, Stingrays; 3. Carie Hughes, Stingrays. Time - 0:54.4. 100-metre freestyle - 1. Ann Lynagh, Stingrays; 2. Carle. Hughes, stingrays; 3. Brenda Wiskerke, Stingrays. Time - 1.37.2. Boys' 10 and under 100-melre medley - 1. Brad Koskowich, Stingrays; 2. James Wiskerke, Stingrays; 3. Rciert Tleti, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1.31.3. ' 100-metre backstroke - 1. James Wiskerke, Stingrays; 2. Robert Tietz, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Brad Koskowich, Stingrays. Time - 1:33.5. 100-metra breaststroke - 1. Brad Koskowich, Strlngrays; 2. James Wiskerke, Stingrays; 3. Craig Myers, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:47.4. 50-metre butterfly - 1. Brad Koskowich, Strlngrays; 2. James Wiskerke, Stingrays; 3. .Ronert Tletz, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 0:46.1 100-metre freestyle - 1. James Wiskerke, Stingrays; 2. Brad Koskowich, Stingrays; 3. Craig Myers, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:27.4, Boys' 11 and 12 200-metre breaststroke - 1. Tim Myers, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Mark Babick, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Pat Emerson, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 3:00.7. 200-metre medley - 1. Tim Myers, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Mark Babick, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Stephen Syme, Lethbridge Amateur. Time 2:53.4. 100-metre butterfly - 1. Mark Babick, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Todd Myers, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:29.6. 100-metre backstroke - 1. Tim Myers, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Mark Babick, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Stephen Syme, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:24. 100-metre freestyle - 1. Tim Myers, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Mark Babick, Lethbridge Amateur, 3. Danny West-wood, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:11.5. Girls' 11-12 200-metre breaststroke -1. Lorl Lavkullk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Melonie Fenton, Stingrays; 3. Shelly Russell, Lethbridge Amateur. Time. - 3:25.3. 200-metre medley - 1. Michelle Crighton, Stingrays; 2. Sharon Sekiya, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Marilyn Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 3:12.9. 100-metre butterfly - 1. Sharon Sekiya, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Michelle Crighton, Stingrays; 3. Marilyn Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur, Time - 1:34.1. ' 100-metre backstroke - 1. Marilyn Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Vanessa Harrison, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Lori Welghill, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:26. 100-metre freestyle - 1. Marilyn Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Michelle Crighton, Stingrays; 3. Sharon Sekiya; Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:18. Girls' 13-14 lOO-'netre freestyle - 1. Wendy Tuk, Lethbridge Amateur: 2. Shirley Van Dyk, l..aTh ir':lna Ama'eur; 3. Cori Hcselton, Stingrays. Time - 1:07.8. 200-metre breaststroke - 1. Wendy Tuk. Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Lisa Crighton, Stingrays; 3. Colleen Car-michael. Stingrays. Time - 3:18.1. 200-metre medley - 1. Wendy Tuk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Shirley Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Jane An. derson. Stingrays. Time - 2:50. 200-metre backstroke - 1. Shirley Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Lisa Crighton, Stingrays; 3. Mary DeJour-dan, Stingrays. Time - 2:46.8. 100-metre butterfly - 1. Wendy Tuk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Shirley Van Dyk, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Corl Hoselton, Stingrays. Time - 1:22.1. 400-metre freestyle - 1. Wendy Tuk, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Darla Anderson, Lethbridge Amateur. Boys' 13-14 100-metre freestyle - 1. Ted Hansen, Stingrays; 2. Gordon Syme, Lethbridge Amateur; 3. Ron Emerson, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 1:05.9. 200-metre breaststroke - 1. Gordon Syme, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Bruce Talt, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 3:12.6. 200-metre medley - 1. Gordon Syme, Lethbridge Amateur; 2. Ted Hansen, Stingrays. Time 2:44.3. 200-metre backstroke - 1. Gordon Syme, Lethbrldqe Amateur; 2. Ted Hansen, Stingrays; 3. Bruce Talt, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 2:41.3. 100-metre butterfly - 1. Ron Emerson, Lethbridge Amatuer; 2. Ted Hansen, Stingrays. Time - 1:13.9. 400-metre freestyle - 1. Rob Emerson, Lethbridge Amateur. Time - 5:00.5. move to New York while retaining the same ownership. "Sounds like musical franchises, doesn't it," Michel replied to the reports. "No, it's not true." He said a $200,000 down payment on the Nats made by a Milwaukee group headed by Marvin Fischman would be forfeited to the Ottawa club if the Milwaukee bidders did not follow through with negotiations. "Fischman is the man who brought basketball to Milwaukee, so at one time he and his people seemed a serious potential buyer. But they haven't followed through," said Michel. "I'm not going to say we're going to sell the team tomorrow, but I won't say we aren't going to sell within 100 years. "As for Toronto," he continued, "we could have a team there in half an hour. "We have the franchise rights for Ontaiic-first we were going to Hamilton, then Ottawa, and Toronto is right between." He said the Nationals ai*en't looking for new owners, but Trbovich's business sells stocks to the public "so we have to listen to offers." "I'm not kidding when I say we get a hundred calls every week, people proposing to buy or get involved. . . . "We are interested in Toronto. We are thinking of Maple Leaf Gardens, but if they are too difficult about rent we would consider: the Coliseum in the CNE. I hear it would seat about 8,000, which isn't adequate but at least would do for a start." Michel said he had promised the "people in Ottawa" that something definite would be decided "within the next week, so that will settle the possibility of moving to Toronto, too!" Michel also denied reports the Nats were available to the Milwaukee group for $1.5 million. "If there has been an amount mentioned, then the amount mentioned publicly is not the right one." The Nats have averaged only about 2,000 at home this year. James Browitt, WHA executive vice-president, said Monday the league was aware negotiations have taken place, but said the league has not been a party to them. Fischman has declined comment. The Auditorium-Arena board in Milwaukee has not acted on a request several weeks ago by Fischman for 27 playing dates next season. ANDY CAPP Sugar Kings host Devils The Crowsnest Pass Red Devils, currently in a battle for a playoff berth in the Al berta Junior Hockey League, will be Lethbridge visitors this evening. Last Tuesday evening the Sugar Kings handed the Devils their first setback at the hands of the locals. Tonight the Red Devils will be out to see if they can't make it nine wins against a single loss in their season's series with the Kings. The game-is set for Henderson Ice Centre at eight o'clock. I'M TERRIBLE, REALL.V - HEM.' HEW.' -I CAN'T EVEN COUNT ON /VIE FINSERS.' Lyle Davis of Lethbridge earned a berth In th� final of the Alberta Corby Cup playdowns. Representing the Lethbridge Elks Lodge, Davis won the three-rink play-down Sunday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. The champs are, front row, left to right, skip Davis and third Wayne Terriff. Back, left to right, Wayne Ulmer, lead and second Del Andrews. Meteors upset league leaders Fort Macleod F. P. Walshe Meteors registered the biggest upset of the 1972-73 Southwest Conference Girls' Basketball league season Saturday night. The Meteors, who were led by the outstanding 24-point performance from Kim Hornberg-er, defeated the league-leading Taber W. R. Myers Dawns 45-40. Peg Hester chipped in with 10 points for the Meteors, who jumped from last place to fifth place with the victory, while Joan West and Connie Brezov-ski netted 14 points apiece for the Dawns, who suffered their first loss of the season. In the only other girls' game staged Saturday night, Cynthia French scored with 12 seconds left in the tilt and gave Coal-dale Kate Andrews Larks a slim 34-33 victory over the Picture Butte Sugar Queens. Bonnie Stanko led the Larks' attack with 16 points while Elaine Charlesworth managed 14 points in a losing cause. Meanwhile in Southwest Conference Boys' Basketball League play Saturday night, the league - leading Winston Churchill Bulldogs needed two overtime periods to defeat the Stirling Lakers 65-61. After regulation time, the Bulldogs and Lakers were even at 57-57 and after the first overtime period 61-61. Ken Nakama netted 20 points for the Bulldogs while Jack Chymboryk chipped in with 17. Brett Drewry notched 20 points for the Lakers and Spencer Zaugg added another* 12. A 32-point outing by Robin Hansen gave the Taber Trotters an easy 69-49 win over the Fort Macleod Flyers. Bruce Francis hooped 11 points in tho win while Warren Tolley and Jim VanWyk scored 17 and 12 points respectively for the Flyers. Milk River Comets were hai'd-pressed as they edged the Vauxhall Vikings 59-50. Barry Lodermeier swished 19 points for the - Comets while Jake Rempel hit the backboards for 25 and Al Friesen 14 for the Vikings. In the final boys' match, Coaldale Gaels dropped Picture Butte Sugr.r Kings 49-31. Ed Dick had 17 points for the Gaels while Ray Lister aided with 10. Ron Neibor managed 14-points in a losing effort. TUCKER TRIUMPHS NELSON, B.C. (CP) - Jack Tucker of Richmond won the British Columbia curling championship here Monday by defeating Rod Carmichael of Fernie 8-6 for a sweep of tht best of three series. ON WEDNESDAY, FEB. 28th, PLAY i Country Club follows for second time Henderson golfers win again If you hear some loud grumblings from the area at the top of the lull that leads to the Lethbridge Country Club p a y little or no attention to it at all. The noise you will hear, will be the aftermath of the annual trek to Las Vegas by two teams from the city, one from the Country Club and the other from Henderson Lake. For the second year in a row the pot-hunttrs from the Lake, so the story goes from down below, have lucked out in the oualifying rounds for the Gold Cup which will be staged at Las Vegas early in June...... The Lethbridge squad toured twice around the 6,800 - yard Desert Inn Country Club in 50-under - par with handicaps for a 13 - stroke victory. Henderson Lake won the same district event a year ago. The Gold Cup drew 13 teams of 10 from Alberta, British Columbia and Butte, Mont. Calgary was represented by two teams out of Canyon Meadows, Willow Park and the Country Club. . Victory for the Lethbridge crew sends them back to this city in June for the Gold Cup finals against the winners of the other 22 zones winch' compete. Members of the successful entry were Alex Murrell, Dick Jones, Al Kenwood, Nick Onofiychuk, Roy" Ully, Hal Brown, Dean Harker, Ken Bright, Garry Jones and Lloyd Kanewischcr. Teams of two compete against twosomes from other clubs in the event with the scores of the low four twosomes only counting each clay for every team. Henderson Lake won this evait on the first day when they rattled off a 254 score or 34-under par. Ully and Brown along with the team of Harker and Bright shot 61s opening day - the best rounds of the tournament - while Kenwood and Onofrychuk combined for a fine 64. Lethbridge Country Club had the best second round at 263, but couldn't elose enough ground on the Henderson Lake squad. Don McDonald and Harry Hudson led the comeback attempt with a 62 but the Country Clubbers fell 13 shots short of Henderson Lake's 525 total. � * * Victoria Golf Club was third wi'h a 551 total, followed by Marine Drive (556(), Calgary Club (562), Medicine Hat (565), Point Grey (567), Willow Park (568), Canyon Meadows 1 (569), Butte (571), Jasper Park (587), Canyon Meadows 2 (592) and Wainwright (615). District director Norm Dut-ton promises some more changes for next year's competition, particularly in handicap assessments where there was some controversy. A team from Canada has never won the international title. KCINOVISION IN YO'JR OWN HOME Sponsored by KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS LETHBRIDGE COUNCIL NO. 1490 The Rules of Kcinovision: 1. Only Ihose cards which have been validated are eligible. See ihe instructions above 2. You must validate all six cards to qualify for one of the ten early draw prizes of$100 each 3. Each game requires a complete blackout. Every number on your card must be covered 4. A winner will be the person obtaining a blackout in the least amount of numbers called 5. Confirmed winners will be required to present their winning card 1o the Committee 6. If there is more than one winner in any one game, tie breaker games will be played. The winner will receive $2000 and the remaining $1000 will be divided equally among the consolation winners All decisions of the committee will be final Here's how to make your cards eligible Send one dollar for each card you wish to use (or $5,00 for all 6). Bo sure to include the top number and free space number. 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