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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 _ THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wrtnmdljr, February 20, 1974 Riggs is always on the hustle A new racket Bobby Riggs doesn't need conventional equip- racket in his left hand and what he calls his New Eng- ment to play tennis. Riggs holds a conventional land tennis racket (a snowshoe) in his right hand. The best to you from Palm. Milk. PRLM PALM DAIRIES LIMITED Menke to Astros CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati Reds announced Monday they have traded infielder Denis Menke to Houston Astros for pitcher Pat Darcy and a player to be named later. Darcy, 23, a righthander, pitched for Houston's Denver farm club, and had a 5-9 record in 20 games last season. Menke, 33, with the Reds for two years, batted .191 in 1973. He previously played six years with the Braves in Milwaukee and Atlanta and four years with the Astros. By PHIL ELDERKIN Christian Science News Any day now Bobby Riggs is going to get arrested for talking too much. Even a dripping faucet rests oftener than Riggs. Bobby is over his emotional September loss in the Houston Astrodome to Billie Jean King. Billie Jean, if you remember, beat him in straight sets. This is to report that Riggs's confidence has returned indeed, if it ever went away. He is still in love with the sound of his voice and the quality of his own snake oil. "I made a bad mistake when I played Billie Jean Bobby explained. "I was overconfident and under trained. I wasn't getting my first serve in, which is unbelievable for me, and she was superb. But if we play again, I'll beat her. "At first I was bitter about the Riggs continued. "Everybody loved me after I beat Margaret Court Smith in the Mother's Day Massacre in California. I was just another has-been until then, but that victory brought me all the way back to the top. People loved me. I was the talk of the town. "After I lost to Billie Jean I figured here was the end of Bobby Riggs. But I was wrong. I'm more popular as a loser than I ever was as a winner. Now everybody loves me. (ram Com Itmchw Meat Scalloped B I C K S PolS'.l Ogor-Ki or- Whole Dul COOKED E a QUARTER PART SKINNCD LB... Com (H Grapefruit 4 Oatmeal Diestive Javex Beef Dog fooA Quaker fiutck Celery Hearts Peppers Bleach rench V PIV" I Tfi tcher Your Local Indtpmmnt Oroctr St N. PhoiM MIHALIK'S FREE City DofhhBrjr on orders Slow Howrvi TiPMO8yv W am. to pm Thursday and Friday t am. to t p Mayfair PICTURE BUTTE, PHONE ALBERTA 732-4410 "You know me, I want to play Billie Jean again just as soon as possible. Only she doesn't want any part of me. The only way we'll ever play again is if somebody offers her so much money that she can't refuse. And, you know, somebody might just do that. "I've got all sorts of things coming up for me to Riggs explained. "I'm going down to Ft. Lauderdale for a special mile run against Kip Keino and Jim Ryun. Since I'm 55, they're giving me a half-mile head start, so don't be surprised if I beat 'em both." What about a match with Rosie Casals, who says Riggs can't play top tennis anymore and walks like a duck? "I'm glad you Bobby replied. "We've been negotiating for quite a while and I think we may have something to announce in just a few days. We could play anywhere, but I think we'll probably end up doing it in New York in late March or early April. "After that I'll be going to Japan to play the No. 1 female tennis player over he continued. "I'd tell you what her name is except I can't pronounce it. But for that one I'm getting in American dollars." Once Bobby gets tired of climbing on and off airplanes, he'll move move permanently to the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, where he will run their new multi-million-dollar indoor tennis facility. Finley will name new manager OAKLAND (AP) A new manager for Oakland Athletics will be named today, owner Charles 0. Finley said Tuesday. Finley said he will hold a news conference at 1p.m. EST to announce a successor to Dick Williams, who quit after the Athletics won their second straight World Series of base- ball last fall. A spokesman for the As said the new manager will be present at the confer- ence. Finley was in San Francisco for the last of nine salary arbi- tration hearings involving Oakland players Reggie Jackson and Joe Rudi. Dave Bristol and Alvin Dark have been prominently men- tioned in speculation on Wil- liams's successor. Bristol is third base coach for Montreal Expos; Dark is a former man- ager of the Athletics and San Francisco Giants. Barrie fined, suspended LOS ANGELES (CP) Doug Barrie of Edmonton Oilers has been fined 1200 and suspended for five games, the World Hockey Association announced Tuesday. WHA president Dennis Mur- phy announced that the fine and suspension came as a result of an altercation in Minnesota Feb. 13 when Barrie struck linesman Dick Haigh. "After a thorough and com- plete hearing of the incident, it was determined that Barrie was guilty of manhandling an said Murphy. "This sort of conduct will not and cannot be tolerated." STAN FISCHLER Reverberations caused by NHL-WHA negotiations held in mid-January still are being felt throughout the hockey world. One of the key characters involved in this inter-league confrontation is Clarence Campbell who seems to have been NHL boss ever since the discovery of ice. This is Campbell's 28th year as head of the NHL. In that time he has weathered many a storm but none as revolutionary as the challenge from a new major hockey league. How does Clarence view the intruder? What damage already has been done to the NHL by the WHA? Where does Campbell whose retirement has been rumored for years, go from here as he approaches age 70? Here are some answers: "The WHA employed for their own use 200 players who were under contract to the said Campbell, "about 60 of whom were in the NHL itself and the remainder in the minor leagues. Then, the WHA brought a suit against us. In addition, there's the enormous increase in salaries which have been brought about by the counter-bidding induced by them, in hopes that players would jump their contracts. Those are the principal losses which we've sustained, apart from the complete disruption of the business and the near destruction of the minor leagues." Campbell was asked about the effect on the NHL of Bobby Hull's jump to Winnipeg. "In terms of anticipated he replied, "he did us no harm at all. The Chicago club and the rest of the league continue to prosper in terms of gate receipts and attendance." Campbell does not believe the NHL should have made a greater effort to keep Hull in Chicago. "I think for us to have done so would have been irrational business judgment. I don't think there's any way in which you could justify as a matter of economics paying Bobby Hull a million dollars to stay in the NHL." The NHL has been under heavy criticism for the dilution of play since expansion. Campbell allows that a drop in quality has resulted has never been but argues that there have been major benefits. second and third expansions have been enormously he insisted. "Primarily, the ones who have been critical are the fans in the original six cities who were used to seeing the very best to the exclusion of all others. Basically, you don't hear any complaints out of the newer cities because they're delighted to have hockey there. Campbell believes that the dilution problem "will sort itself out in time" and points to additional play with the Russians as a major plus for NHL fans. "The type of series we had in 1972 (Team Canada vs. Russia) is very much Campbell said. "We're working towards some kind of world championship series right now." A few years ago Campbell was scheduled to retire. The NHL developed elaborate plans to find a successor but Clarence somehow managed to hold office. "I didn't have much choice in the he said. "Several things descended upon us rapidly. "I had been the focal point in the league for 25 years and since the issues being raised were those which extended throughout almost the entire period of my regime, I was going to have to remain a central party whether I liked it or not. It's far better that I should be here looking after the affairs of the league and my own as well, rather than be sitting on the sidelines." Substantive rumors has it that the next NHL president will be an American. The name of Jim Cullen (secretary of the St. Louis Blues) is among those bruited about as Campbell's successor. "I don't care if my successor is an American or an Campbell concluded, "as long as he's knowledgeable and competent enough to do a good job." Put your money on Jim Cullen. Short Sport KELLY SUSPENDED MONTREAL (CP) Forward Bob Kelly of Philadelphia Flyers was suspended Monday for one game by Clarence Campbell, National Hockey League president, following a bench clearing incident Sunday between the Flyers and Montreal Canadiens st Montreal. draft choices traded were not disclosed. FIGHT RESCHEDULED DENVER (AP> A 12- round heavyweight fight between Ron Lyle and Oscar Bonavena, cancelled when Bonavena developed a liver ailment, has been reset for March 19. The bout originally was set for Feb. 28. The fight was cancelled Friday afternoon at Bonavena's request. BRONCS-SKINS TRADE DENVER (AP) Denver Broncos have traded two future draft choices to Washington Redskins for the right to Jon Keyworth of Colorado. The Redskins drafted Keyworth in the sixth- round of the National Football League draft last month. The SWINGERS TO HAWAII SAN DIEGO (AP) The Swingers, a World Team Tennis franchise awarded to San Diego last year, have been sold to Hawaii before a drafted player had been signed, the San Diego Union said Monday. The Players who were drafted included Rod Laver, Die Nastase, Jan Kodes and Alexander Metreveli. Bowling C-VPHI IMOMCKK f, Rae Backer 201. Gunnar Holte 233. Clayton Bncker 218. Ton! Fraser 207. George Blacker 203. Henry Bechthold 215. Ed Linn 220. Elmer Momson 220. Helma Skundberg 189. Mane Crawford 186. McCtain 195. Adam Feltig 195. SKMOR Hilda Sianchi 254. Fred Wardman 259. C VanWyk 256, Pat Clomp 255 Holt 267. Ruby Oseen 251 Ted Haszard 252. Bob Clark 278. Roy LaValtey 259 Norah HoHorth 294 Rose Nunweitor 246 Henry Becntnold 269 CAACW700K Trie TELL If U.1DU WHAT, TUL AndNv OP 10UR ;