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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thursday, February 14, 1974 Ken Clark could be top attraction in CFL draft TORONTO (CP) Ken Clark, Mr. Everything of the Atlantic Conference whose booming kicks carried St. Mary's Huskies of Halifax to the Canadian university football championship last year, could be one of the more attractive early finds in next week's Canadian Football league college draft. The college draft kicks off four days of CFL business, Tuesday through Friday, and follows a day-long meeting of league general managers. The annual meeting Thursday promises to be one of the liveliest of recent years with the impact of the fledgling World Football League expected to be INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD. Established 1911 Lomr Floor 517 4th 8. Phono 387-1541 thrashed out by executive members of the nine-team CFL. Also on the agenda will be a review of 1974 proposals from the CFL Players' Association; discussion of roster quotas and a review of bids for the 1975 and 1976 Grey Cup games. This year's championship fi- nal will be held in Vancouver, Sunday Nov. 24. Calgary and Ottawa are expected to present serious bids for the 1974 game. It was reported in Calgary Wednesday that a group of Grey Cup game boosters would invade the Toronto- Dominion Square Wednesday to publicize their project, bringing back memories of 1948 when Calgarians turned the game here into a western extravaganza. Clark, a 6-foot-2187-pounder from Toronto, won the Atlantic Conference scoring crown two of the last three years. A competent wide receiver, his forte has been as a punter and placekicker for the Huskies, which makes him a coveted commodity in Canadian football. In the 1973 College Bowl here, Clark kicked field goals of 37 and 38 yards and boomed an 86-yard single into a driving rainstorm. Hamilton Tiger-Cats get two first-round choices in this year's draft by virtue of a trade that sent Pete Ribbins back to Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers owned first choice in the college draft as a result of Eastern champion Ottawa Rough Riders' 22-18 victory over Edmonton Eskimos, Western Conference champs, in last year's Grey Cup game. Club priorities in other posi- tions may push several other candidates ahead of Clark in the player draft. At 25, the Huskies' ace is more mature than most college players. Dave Hadden, a six-foot 205- pound running back from Queen's, should go early along with two rugged University of Alberta Scheman- chuk of Lethbridge, Alta., and Heinz Brademann of Edmonton. Also expected to get a close look is Clark's St. Mary's teammate, linebacker Fraser MacDonald, a 6-4 215-pound native of Dartmouth, N.S. Many of the top graduating Canadian college players won't be eligible for the draft. COULD NOU COME AN' THROW SOME LIGHT ON DISCUSSION VOU SAID LIGHT HEAT; Cool Papa is in Will All, Quarry fight? NEW YORK (AP) The on-again off-again news conference to announce a heavyweight bout between Muhammad Ali and Jerry Quarry is off again. Madison Square Garden, which postponed the news con- ference, said early Wednesday that a signing for a May 13 bout would be announced at 11 a.m. EST today in the Hall of Fame Club. However, less than four hours later, the Garden called off the news conference indefinitely when Ali revised his plans for a second time. "Ali came in, talked to his attorney, said he had changed his mind about the fight, and is leaving for a Garden spokesman said. The Garden originally had scheduled a news conference for Tuesday but postponed it when Ali said he was too tired to fight Quarry. NEW YORK (AP) James (Cool Papa) Bell, acclaimed the "Black Ty Cobb" because of his speed on the bases, was named today to baseball's Hall of Fame. Bell, chosen by a special committee on Negro leagues, was the base-stealing star of the Negro leagues before Jackie Robinson shattered baseball's racial barrier. The vote by the member committee was unanimous. A rail-thin native of Mississippi, Bell started out a pitcher and outfielder with St. Louis Stars in 1922 but later became a full-time outfielder. Now 70, Bell lives in St. Louis and works as a guard at City Hall there. He left legends as a streak of lightning on the bases. Buck Leonard, one of the immortals of Negro baseball, said: "Bell was the best I ever saw." "You couldn't stand in your regular position and throw him another Negro star said. When Bell was at bat with no one on base, inf ielders moved forward as if a man was on third. A left-handed thrower who began as a right handed batter, Bell taught himself to be a switch-hitter. Although not a power hitter, he had a batting average in the high .300s because of bis speed. It's the highest said the one-time base-stealing wonder, "but I don't jump up and down and holler and rush to the telephone to call my friends. They'll learn about it some time." Bell's predecessors were Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Buck Leonard and Monte Irvin, who spent their talents in relative anonymity and at low wages. 4 He once was timed circling the bases in 12 seconds flat. The major league record is 13.2. Cool Papa, a skinny 140- pounder then, played with such dash that he scored from first on a bunt against pitcher Bob Lemon of Cleveland Indians once in an exhibition game. "I prided myself more as a Bell said. "I was a natural righthanded hitter who became a switch hitter. I once batted .480. MORGAN IS 30TH RED CINCINNATI (CP) Second baseman Joe Morgan became the 30th player signed to a 1974 Cincinnati Reds' baseball contract, the National League club announced Wednesday. Morgan batted .290, stole 67 bases and hit 26 home runs last year. No terms of the contract were announced. Cut and for Cut md kMp for LETHBRIDGE AREA SCOUT-GUIDE WEEK 16-24th FEBRUARY 1974 ACTIVITIES The Public welcome to attend all of these Activities See Below ICE RODEO Sponsored by the Boy Scouts of Canada in Southern Alberta EXCITING CHUCK WAGON RACES ON ICE for all CUBS SCOUTS VENTURERS Boys will race, representing almost every town in Southern Alberta. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16th TABER ICE ARENA Races begin with Cubs at p.m. and continue all afternoon into the evening. Grand entrance and parade of flags p.m. and p.m. NEW THIS YEAR ROMAN RACING The Public is Welcome Admission: Adults Youths 6-18 years Children under 6 years with parents free Meals and Snacks will be available Show your Support of Scouting by attending Scout Guide Week is colibratod in Remembrance of the Birthdays of Lord end Lady Biden-Powell Founders of the Organizations. ECUMENICAL SERVICE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17th P.M. CIVIC CENTRE LETHBRIDGE Preceded by Parade led by L.C.I. Band, commencing p.m. at Gait Gardens (East Side) Honored Guests: Rev. Jack Purdie, Alberta Scout President, His Worship the 3 Mayor of Lethbridge, Lethbridge M.LA.'s This Service has been carefully planned to be meaningful to all. Please come along and enjoy it with us. EXECUTIVE POSITION HOLDERS (For a Day) Following honorary will bo taken by both Scouts and Guides: THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE RCMP OFFICER MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR ST. MICHAELS HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATOR FIRE CHIEF RESEARCH STATION PUBLICITY DIRECTOR LETHBRIDGE CITY MANAGER PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR SEPARATE SCHOOL BOARD DIRECTOR CITY LIBRARIAN LETHBRIDGE HEALTH UNIT OFFICIALS EATONS LTD. MANAGER MAGISTRATE LLOYD HUDSON LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENT LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE CHIEF PENNY CARNIVAL, SATURDAY, FEB. 23 10 A.M. S L.C.I. Gymnasium 5th Avenue South, Lethbridge Come along your skill and have loads of fun I Featuring KUB KAR RALLY S Refreshments will be available! Jj HOWLERAMA, SATURDAY, FEB. 23 P.M. j L.C.I. Gymnasium 5 Dancing: Campfire Activities; Stage Shows J Young People between 12 and 120 welcome to come along and join the funl 1 SCOUT-GUIDE DISPLAYS AND ACTIVITIES (SCOUT ROPE BRIDGE) In Progress: Thursday, Friday evening at Centre Village Mall Thursday, Friday evening and Saturday at College Mall POSTER COMPETITION: DISPLAYED IN MALLS RANGER DISPLAYS AT DOWNTOWN AND SOUTHSIDE PUBLIC LIBRARIES THROUGHOUT THE WEEK WANT TO JOIN SCOUTING OR GUIDING? Boys Girls Adults welcome to join anytime. FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: Btf Scuts if Camel 327-4647 UNITED WAY SERVICE Half a Million Strong! ;