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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 1 ME LETHBRIOOE HERALD Friday, February 22, 1974 Inquire now ALASKA CRUISES via P 0 Lines SPIRIT OF LONDON 8 Day Cruise priced from June 3 thru September 23 For further Information and bookings contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE 32i-3201 Herald- Sports LETHBRID6E OFFICE FURNITURE LTD Lower Ltvti 7th StrMt Shopping Mill Phono (403) 321-7411 Store 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tuttday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Cloaod Bassett will sell his interests in Argonauts Lalonde serious, wants to keep WFL out Pat Sullivan I have to admit I like Hank Aaron's stand on the recent controversy as to whether or not he will play in Cincinnati when the baseball season opens April 4-7. He said that there's "no chance" he will change his mind and start a game in Atlanta Braves' season-opening National League series at Cincinnati. Aaron, a quick look at the charts will show you, is one home run away from tying Babe Ruth's mark of 714 home runs. Two home runs and he will be the leading home run hitter in baseball history. And in my books, the greatest. But that's another story. Aaron makes his case clear. If he sees action it will be as a pinch-hitter. The decision has brought considerable criticism to bear on Aaron and Braves' president Bill Bartholomay from sports writers. As a matter of fact, this journal carried an article on the power of the pen. However, it seems as though the power has dwindled somewhat I said I liked Aaron's stand on the issue and I meant it. Aaron, at 40 years of age, is paid a reported a year by the Braves A healthy sum, but he does indeed earn it. He hit 40 home runs last year, drove in 96 runs and hit a very respectable 301 Who was it said life begins at 40? Seriously though, Bartholomay said he wanted Aaron to take a crack at the tying and record-setting home runs in Atlanta and I can't blame him. Who do people think pay the bills for players like Aaron, the club's the Braves visit. Get serious One flimsy excuse for having Aaron in the line-up is because he brings people to the park. He might in Montreal and Chicago, but you can't tell me a team like Cincinnati Reds, with stars such as Johnny Bench, Pete Rose and Tony Perez, need help getting the people out. Baseball dictates that a team must start its best players, or something to that effect. Emphasis is put on the first few games of the season as much as the last of the year. The reasons appear endless why Aaron should be in the line-up against the Reds. Bob Howsam, president of the Reds, feels differently. He wouldn't mind seeing Aaron on the bench. Aaron, it should be noted, has hit more home runs off Cincinnati pitching than against any other team. But how about Aaron? Let's get back to the person hi ques- tion. "I look at it from the standpoint of no matter what I do I'll get criticism. And these, the people of Atlanta, are the people I have to please. "I'd rather get criticism in New York than in my home he says. Bartholomay and Aaron sat down and talked about their decision. The reasons Bartholomay gave were valid according to Aaron and as a result he will sit out against the Reds. Besides he says "I hit one in Cincinnati and it would turn Atlanta sour." The people of Atlanta have stuck with Aaron through thick and thin, despite the fact it has been mostly thick from his performance Now, he is about to do them a favor in return Go get 'em Henry. Pass the Babe and pass up giving the Cincinnati fans a thrill. After all, they've been in a few more World Series' of late than you have. Move over Calgary Stampede, the Grey Cup is coining to Calgary. Great news don't you think? You can dislike the Stampeders all you want. But look at it this way. The Grey Cup, Canada's greatest football spectacle will be just 135 miles away and to me that means something. When you can get Hichard Burke excited about something it has to be big. I thought he only smiled when he had gas pains but he was all smiles Thursday when the news broke. And not only that, he's got relatives in Calgary he can bunk with the week of the game. Bowling CAPRI BOWL ii ir, vs Gail Gibb 304. Karen Elliott 256. Dot Anderson 330 Grace Franz 286. Martene Bosch 293 Sylvia Seredinski 251. Donna McEwen 232, Linda Aspeslet 237 Judy Erickson 233. Ros Atkinson 231 PRK-BULT SOCUL Brad Elder 254. Doug Jacobsen 232. Joe Hart 256 Bob Thomson 244, John Kovacs 236, Debbie Fletcher 286 JoAnn McTighe 225. Dons Shector 253. Judy Lagasse 210. Manene Kopp 208 RMGHTS OF GOLtMBtS Andy Valer 287 Dale Stenbeck 259 Wiley Hertlein 244. Its Tanaka 246, Morgan Sparks 248 Carol Hall 266 Doreen Soderquist 242. Joe Healhcote 251. Bermece Pavan 246. Gwen Williams 294 Phom ROY MclNTOSH 32t-f271 Nowl K in o CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. ConMrot 3rd AVB. and llfh 3LS. 32S-M71 By THE CANADIAN PRESS Comments came thick and fast Thursday after a federal minister said steps would be taken to keep the World Foot- ball League out of Canada and Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League were put on the market following allegations of a conflict of interest. John Bassett said in Toronto he is willing to sell his Argo- nauts to the CFL for mil- lion He gave the CFL 15 days to find a new owner. Health Minister Marc Lalonde said in Regina the federal government will take whatever steps necessary to keep the WFL out of Canada. The WFL, scheduled to begin its first season this summer, has a franchise in Toronto. Otto Jehnek, Progressive Conservative member of Parliament for the Toronto riding of High Park-Humber Valley, said in Ottawa the government is taking a "narrow-minded view" of the WFL-CFL situation. A general expansion of sports is needed to give Canadian youth more opportunity to participate in professional sports, said the Opposition critic for physical fitness and sports. Grey Cup in land of south TORONTO (CP) Calgary will be the site of the 1975 Grey Cup game, the Canadian Football League decided Thursday. Calgary Mayor Rod Sykes gave a sales pitch to the CFL executive committee Thursday afternoon and the city's bid for the championship game was unanimously accepted. Calgary was the only bidder. Ottawa had intended to bid, but when the Ottawa club couldn't get a guarantee of a certain number of extra seats in the stadium, it withdrew. The 1975 Grey Cup will be the first ever held in Western Canada outside Vancouver and mark the first time that the Grey Cup will be held in the West two years in a row. This year's game will be played in Vancouver. Sykes said "and we got it the way I wanted it unanimously." "It's the best thing that could have happened. It means more to provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba than yon might think. "Eastern clubs voted unanimously to support Calgary's bid for the 1975 Grey Cop. Winning is one thing, but winning the way you want to win is better." Bassett made his offer during the CFL's annual meeting in Toronto. The offer followed suggestions that his connection with the WFL Toronto franchise was det- rimental to Canadian football. His son, John F Bassett, is president of the WFL Toronto Northmen. Some of the nine CFL all five from the Western Football there was a conflict regarding the elder Bassett's ownership of the Argos and his son's ownership of the Northmen. Bassett ST., through the Argos, had sole playing rights at Canadian" National Exhibition stadium. He gave the Northmen approval to play there. The Argos are owned by Baton Broadcasting which is controlled by the Telegram Corp. Bassett's son is a beneficiary of the corporation, which was set up as a trust for two other sons and the late John David Eaton's four sons. The objecting CFL members believe the corporation has, or will be, investing money in the Northmen. On Bassett's offer to sell, CFL commissioner Jake Gau- daur said: "Technically, we don't have enough time to accept or reject so we must have a time qualification included in the offer in order to accept The WFC members voted unanimously Wednesday to have Bassett ousted. "We have no other alternative on the basis of information made available to us by the CFL said Dr. Wes Munsie, WFC president. Bassett's son said in Toronto he was surprised at Lalonde's statement regarding the WFL franchise. "We're operating on the premise that we're already in Canada. We have a general manager, players and per- mission from the Argos to play at the CNE stadium." The Northmen also have a coach, John McVay, formerly of University of Dayton, Ohio. He signed Thursday. In a speech to a Regina service club, Lalonde implied that he wanted, first, to give the people involved in bringing the WFL to Toronto a chance to back away without government action. Asked if he would go as far as special legislation to keep the WFL out, he said anything is possible, but talk of legisla- tion at this point is premature. First event Norm Ober of Readymade won the number one Southern Alberta Co-op event as the 1974 Unifarm Bonspiel wrapped up Thursday. The winners are, front left to right, skip Ober, third Miro Tomasta. Back, left to right, second Curtis Campbell and lead Lydia Tomasta. Second event Roy Jensen of Newlands won the number two United Farmers of Alberta event. The winners are, front, left to right, skip Jensen and third Bert Pearson. Back, left to right, second Dorothy Pearson and lead Jean Jensen. Seaver rich Five firsts for locals ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Tom Seaver became the highest paid pitcher in baseball history Thursday when he signed with New' York Mets for an estimated Seaver was reported to have been seeking and the Mets offered They apparently split the difference. Brooks judo enthusiasts got a good, look at the talented Lethbridge YMCA Judo Club recently and they were impressed. The locals walked off with five firsts and four seconds in an outstanding performance. First place finishes were chalked up by Brett Johnson 60 pounds and under, Rick Aldoff 100 and under. Oarryl McLellan 115 and under, Lloyd Takeyasu 135-160 and Tom Greenway in the middle heavyweight division of the black and brown belt. Second were Wes Murakami 70 pounds and under, Wayne Tsukishima 125 and under Reynold Woelke 135-160 and John Suriya in the light heavyweight of the senior division. Players batting .600 in arbitration THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The first statistics of the baseball season snow that ma- jor league players are batting .600 in the arbitration league. A survey by The Associated Press disclosed today that at least 29 players have taken their salary pitches to arbi- tration with six cases known PROVINCIAL HOCKEY TOURNAMENT art SM.. M. 23 4 24 ICE CENTRE m. ML Mtarnttpr) FORT MACLEOD MEM M. UttrUp n Cafrrf M. FINAL QAM! Sunday, 24th p.m. TWO TEAMS itondwMn Park MMf 1v FRSE iMVltor C9RnMB f Support the Red Coats to have been decided in favor of the player and four in favor of the club. Oakland Athletics led the way to the jury room. Nine dissatisfied members of owner Charles Finley's club submitted their salary demands to an arbitrator and Finley countered with his final offer. Winners were third baseman Sal Bando and pitchers Ken Holtzman Rollie Fingers Going to Calgary WINTER RATES STETSON MOTEL 10002 IMctood TraHS. Udte CftorTtf (about and Darold Knowles (about not happy about catcher-first baseman Gene Tenace and infielder Ted Kubiak, who got raises anyway, and minor league infielder Jack Heidemarm, who took a cut "He (Finley) is going to have to find himself another catcher because I refuse to catch any said Tenace, the 1972 World Series hero who earaed about last season, was offered 000 and asked for "I'm going to play only one position and that's first base. If he doesn't appreciate what I do for this crab by properly compensating me, then 111 play first base and just stay there. I caught as a favor to him and saved him some money because be didn't have to call ap another catcher. Now bell have to." Under the arbitration rules, each side presents a final salary figure and the arbitrator decides on one within 72 boors. The ruling is binding. Third event John Panczak of Magrath won the number three Co-op Insurance Services event. The winners are front, left to right, skip Johnny Schneyder and third Panczak. Back, left to right, Liz Schneyder and lead Bill Venechuk Fourth event Laddie Pavka of Taber won the number four Superior Propane event. The winners are front, left to right, skip Pavka and third Ted Rudd. Back, left to right, second Ed Zeeb and lead John Finley. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL Boston Montreal Rangers Toronto Buffalo Detroit Islanders Vancouver Phila Chicago St Louis Atlanta LA Minnesota Pittsburgh California WORLD Division W L T F 40 9 7 254 34 16 7 209 29 16 12 216 27 19 11 207 25 26 7 186 19 30 8 184 15 27 14 135 16 33 9 162 Dimton 35 12 9 195 30 11 15 192 23 26 9 162 21 27 11 149 21 29 8 159 18 26 14 178 17 33 6 160 11 41 7 151 Ettl PhrWon W L T N England 32 25 Toronto Quebec Cleveland Chicago New Jersey F 2 216 4 243 3 221 5 184 3 187 2 189 Houston Minnesota Winnipeg. 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