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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 23, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wednesday, February 23, 1972 THE tETHBRIDGE HERAID J3 Tragedy hits world of boxing Title bid cost Stewart Gray his life WINNIPEG (CP) Light- The 27-y e a r -o 1 d native pressure from a heavyweight boxer Stewart Windsor, N.S., fighting out Gray, knocked out by Canadian Toronto, had been death at p.m. champion Al Sparks Monday in only briefly after the almost 24 Hours after a bid for the title, died Tuesday night fight and underwent knocked out in the night in hospital. hours of surgery Tuesday to by a left thrown a ring veteran. A spokesman for Hospital said the of death would not Slan until after an autopsy wa performed. Grav had won 13 fights 1 and had two draws prior Inside night. CALLED 'TRAGIC' George Chuvalo, champion and friend of Gray's, death "tragic such ALTON WHITE, the pride of Amhersl, Nova Scotia, is tyTjT A excellent bet to become Uic first Negro in the just can't understand it. rM Hockey League since Willie O'Ree of Fredericton, New a well-conditioned jfljti wick skated for Boston 11 years it meant so much to Watch for the new Long Island (New York) NHL cornel- Monday to draft White, a 25-year-old forward who stands 5-9, at Gray's bedside Tues-dav vas not available but pounds and plays either center or right wing. Currently his former Providence of the American League, White is a better long-time friend said, player now than many of the major-league pretenders always afraid, God ing in the this could White's problem, same as it was with O'Ree, is a cannot describe chant for playing hockey on the clean side. Averaging short of a point-a-game this season, as he did last year, Alton should fit in neatly with the New York the only man in Sparks's corner Monday night, said "I'm afraid this is going Roy Boe, owner of the baby franchise, realizes that him very scraps will be available for the Islanders at draft time June. In order to attract and keep customers he will go the route of the New York Mete and ice as entertaining, if not competent, a team as Manitoba boxing and wrestling commission opened a hearing into the incident IN HOSPITAL Canadian light heavyweight boxer Stewart Gray, 27, of Thus, Boe will sign burly, colorful types such as the day and is continuing died Tuesday of in- Quinn, Rick Foley. Reg Fleming, Gerry Odrowski, Glen suffered in a title fight er, Eddie Shack, Jim Watson and Bryan Watson. Not to Coston of the champion Al Sparks tion. White, who not only is competent but will have said Irv Ungerman. (CP Wircplioto) added magnetism of being the only Black in the who returned to Toronto a few hours before died, is expected to Derek Sanderson fully expects to earn a salary of no less than a year starting next season, no matter before the commission. He said if Ungerman does not appear today, a subpoena will lie plays. He is convinced he will be the highest-priced in the World Hockey Association, if he jumps the Bruins and he is right! But he'd settle for considerably less just to stay in Boston where Derek is part-owner of Daisy Buchanan's, a police also have launched an investigation. Gray had been declared physically fit by both the Manitoba and Ontario boxing spot-eatery, and has so many other interests other than women that he earns three times more than the Bruins pay him. Which is before the fight. While Gray was in critica condition in hospital, there hand Unlike teammate Bobby On1, who prefers a doubt in the minds eitistence, Sanderson is apt to turn up serving drinks behind the bar of the "96" Restaurant near Boston Garden or modelling dungarees at a local boutique. A prevailing Sanderson myth has if that his wardrobe football field-size is lined from end to end with suits, suits and more suits. However, a recent visitor to Derek's pad connected with him whether Ihe fight should have been stopped before the fatal seventh round. CHUVALO SAW TROUBLE Chuvalo said the fight LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The magic names of Arnold Palmer. Jack Nicklaus and Lee Trevino head the strongest field of the year assembled for pro golf's richest ported: "He had no suits to speak of; mostly jeans. The been Jackie Gleason's was cluttered with boots. About the only thing filled was know it is easier looking Classic. refrigerator wall-to-wall with through hindsight, but Stew came out in the seventh like event is new on the pro this season and offers drunk." UnGerman said he knew to the winner. It's the The major flop of the year is New York Ranger was in trouble after money event of the year Ed Giacomin, a First All-Star last season, who has round when Sparks' the richest since the Dow- inconsistent and undependablc; so much so that he has right to the head Classic, a affair hat was held only in 1970. replaced as top man by sub-goalie Gilles Villemure. Giacomin has made it clear that he disapproves of knees. He seemed this one would be about like winning three ordi- (-wo-goalje system if he can't play most of the games. for the seventh he Trevino loss Eddie says a source close to the Rangers, and then he just posed, of the huge purse. more he loses his he was in big money lured almost "When 1 used lo start even- said only punch thrown in of the game's great names "people would say I was overworked. But now 1 don't round was Ihc left only Billy Casper, George anyone saying I'm underworked. Gilles is the kind of that ended it, and Al Geihergcr among who can play every olher game and do well. He's a stand-up goaltender. But you know me. 1 fall down. I get up. I 24 seconds. Gray, brother of missing. All the rest of the top 60 a lot. It's important for me to get work. But 1 just, champion Clyde Grav. is survived bv bis winners from last year are on hand including South Af- been getting it.'1 Gary Player. Never has Giacomin taken so obvious a slap at his international stars in- g.m., Emile Francis. There is no hiding it, Eddie doesn't death caused Chuvalo England's Tony Jacklin, the way Francis' handling his scheduled U.S. and British open "I wonder if he (Francis) decides about who plays bout against former Australians Bruce the way you look in said Giacomin. champion and Bruce Crampton I'm really busting a gut and I don't hear a word All in Vancouver. Charles of New Zealand him. So I figure Gilles is starting. I'd like to know a however, that Canadian George Knudson in advance but sometimes Francis doesn't tell us until t p.m. who's going to new date can be arranged. "But I'm in no shape to fight right now for a little while. Toronto. But Palmer, Nicklaus and Trevino all of whom skipped let alone train tour last week are the big All Iliree topped the Colts a lough business" Chuvalo said, but Gray's death "doesn't alter my thinking figure in money winnings last season with Nicklaus setting a record of S244.000. I've seen fighters also won the National ni "B -I- -m-k i (lie ring earlier Ihis season. j [ace thump >76ers By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS j Dick Motla, coach of the Na- tional Basketball Association's Chicago Bulls, lakes great plea- sure in the kind of shellacking his team handed Philadelphia Tuesday night when they wrecked the '7Gers 119-88. He figures everytime the Bulls beat the '70ers, it makes them a little more even for some of the things Philadelphia used to do to his cluub. "I remember when they used to beat us by 35 and 40 lie said. Elsewhere, Boston Celtics downed Phoenix Suns 114-103, New York Knicks took Portland Trailblazers 122-105, Buffalo Braves edged Baltimore Bullets 99-98, Detroit Pistons squeezed Los Angeles Lakers 135-134 in overtime and Golden State Warriors topped Seattle Super- Sonics 120-104 The Bulls raced to a lead and coasted past Philadelphia with Bob Love tossing in 34 points to lead the attack. Bob Kauffman scored the last two of his 26 points by stealing an in-bounds pass and driving in tor Buffalo's winning basket against Baltimore. In the American Basketball Association, Pittsburgh defeated D a s 112-105 and Denver whipped Virginia 121-105. SEE VER LATER, KID, I'M OFF AGAIN- I REALLY A CHRISTMAS PRESENT ALLTHIS PANIC -I DON'T KNOW WHY VER CAN'T Do THAT KiNCs OF'SHOPFIN' IN SEPTEMBER OR OCTOBER SEPTEMBER? OCTOBER 'OW AM I T1 KNOW I'M STILL COIN' T' FSIENbS WITH 'ER AT Oil Kings second ma By THE CANADIAN1 PRESS 1 The Broncos' upset victory rr was sparked bv a two-goal per- the Western Canada Hockey League. three-game tryout. The goals raised his total output to four. Calgary led 3-2 at the end ofj Saskatoon Blades defeated rjre fifst period on goals by i Regina 3-1 to take over the east-1 Derek Black, Jerry Holland and ern division lead from the Pats, with 65 points to Regina's 64. Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Bob Nystrom. Terry McDougall evened the score for the Broncos at of basement bound Vancouver I the second and Gord Engele Nats 9-3 lo move into sole pos- j scored the v.inner less than a session of second place in the minute later, western division, gaining two i In Saskatoon. Dennis Abgrail points on the idle New West- j scored in the first period for the minster Bruins. j Blades and Mike Wanchuk tied And the Oil Kings got an it for Regina with an unassisted sist from Swift Current, the goal in the second, eastern cellar-dwellers, when I Rookie centre Bob Bourne the Broncos eked out a 4-3 win scovd early in the third period In Edmonton's lop-sided vic- tory over Vancouver, the Oil Kings out-shot the Nats 28-17 and (cok 12 of 18 one time having four men in the penalty box while Ihe Nats were at full strength on the ice. Rota scored three goals for Edmonton and Terry Mc- Donald. Henry Van Drunen, Don Kozak, Terry Smith, Fred Comrie and Brian Ogilvie added one each. Ogilvie's goal came when the Edmonton club was playing two men short. Vancouver's goals came from Bill Ennos. Tom GawrykeU and Barrv Smith. over Calgary Centennials, the western leaders. Calgary still leads the west wilh 8! points, nine more than Edmonton. for Saskatoon and Lawrence Sa- charuk added the clincher with i his 41st season goal in tlie final minute when Regina had pulled its goalie. i Jack's Plumbing Serving tethbridge FOR ESTIMATES PHONI JACK FUUER 378-2515 Quality built ol full 4 ply nylon. Designed to deliver greater control, stability traction. Tubeless whitewall construc- tion with lifelime war- ranty. PRMRMMM PRICE 18.95 21.95 22.95 24.95 25.95 22.95 WHY MY MORE MEET THE FAMILY OF QUALITY TIRES The Lethbridgc Colls c a p-1 furcd first place in the Midget I division of the Litfle Spud Hoc-' key League while Lethbridge A.C.T. had lo settle for the op- posite end of flic ladder. The Colts finished league play wilh Ki points on six wins, three losses and one lie during the season and just squeezed past Taber who had managed 12 points on sbi victories and four losses. A.C.T. concluded play in the cellar with two wins, seven losses and a lie for five points. Although the Colts placed first they failed to have a play- er in the top seven scoring lenders. A.C.T. came up with two play- ers in that department as Ron Moser picked up nine goals and eight assists for 17 points, good enough for fourth spot while Greg Kevcdor followed in sixth with 10 goals and six helpers for 16 points. Bernie Sparkes B.C. champ WEST VANCOUVER (CP1- Bernie Sparkes of North Van- couver counted one with last rock on the 12lh and final end lo edge Kevin Sniale of Prince George (5-5 Tuesday night and win Ihe British Columbia curl- ing championship. The 30-year-old Sparkes and his young rink of Brock Giles, 23, and brothers Brent, 18, and lead Brad, 20, will represent I B.C. in Ihe Canadian cham- pionships March 6-10 at St. John's, Nfld. The fir.si game in the best of three B.C. final was won by I Sparkes 8-5 earlier Monday. It i was a game in which Sniale, I Ihc defending B.C. champion, missed three key shots thai I gave Sparkes Ihe opening for I four of his poinls. Record stands at 5-1 Otterson shares senior lead I'HINCE ALBERT (CP) Low Budden of Newfoundland, who has an unenviable, unblem- ished record of five .slniiglil losses at the Canadian .seniors curling championship, changed his slralegy Tuesday and prov- ided spectators wilh Ihe most inlcrosling malch of the day. Alhorla and Quebec are lied for Ihe lead wilh win-lost records of 5-1 followed hy Brit- ish Columbia, New Hninswick and Kova Scolia al Buddon lost Tuesday. going down lti-7 lo Don Itauld of Halifax, hut managed lo He if in (he lOlh and forced an extra end. None of Budden's foursome ever have compcled in a n.'i- or inlet provincial event. They began curling about nine years ago by teaching them- selves Ihe game from an in- slruction booklet put: out by a ijank. So far in Ihe tournament Ihey had been soundly beaten wilh scores of lll-.'l, ll-fi. 16-2 and 13- 1, but liudden said Tuesday he c'haniicil his ling a live in Ihe game and watching others play. Pro.viously, tf he got n rock in Ihe house, ho tried lo guard ii I but in the afternoon game ho j decided lo Iry lo draw to Iho other side of the ice. lluddcn, from Ruchans, Nfld.. scored on Ihc first and third ends with his new style and was ahead 4-1 after three ends. Rauld. a 25-ye-n1 curling veteran from Halifax, counted two on each of Ihe fourth and .seventh and was ahead 7-6 after nine. Newfoundland tied it in Ihe loth and Ruddou manapod lo draw lo Iho cighl-fmit in Iho I llh for shot rock, hut Bauld was dead on to hit and stay for a throe-fount ilh Iho ruck. Allhough the inim'slmi" ac- tion was the battle between Mio low- moil, I hi1 giants of Ihc tour- nament continued to win. Slim Olterson of Alberta and Ken Weklon of Quebec lied wilh 5-1 records although Alberta has yet to meet some of Ihc stronger western rinks while Wcldon is scheduled lo face loams with poorer records in Iho ioiind-robin evenl. In Iho round draw. 01- ler.sim of Calory defeated Ken Myers of Soulh Porcupine, rep- resenting Norllicrn Ontario, 8-ii. Full 4 Ply Nylon Whitewalls Lifetime Warranly Depend on it for traction and control in all driving conditions. The extra strength, nylon cord body gives extra protection from punishing roads. Self cleaning action keeps the rugged deep ttaction tread bars ready for sure pulling action. This is the top perform- ance tire for all driving conditions. NATIONAL FARMWAY STORE 3305 2nd Ave. N. Phone 328-6326 ;