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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 14 IETHBRIDCJ HERAID Snlurdny. February OKCOMECKS'iBiL, IT WOULDN'T'UseT NES 7D- 'AVE A r1 'APPY UNLESS THERE'S BOOZE IN Ti-E EVOURlDEAOFA 315 NlGKT OUT IS A CUP Or COCOA ROUND AT ST FUNNY, ISN'T IT? 'OW THE PEOPLE WHO LKs A BRINK THE PEOPLE WHO PON'T handed out Sports writers have mixed feelings llv Tlir, CAN I'I'.KSS lo .smisfy imlilic lhat ;ill officials (ILsclurfiod Ilicir responsihililie.s, before ;md alter Slu Gniy entered the rinfi.1' Dick UiMldiics. Tcironln (ilohe and .Mail: ''Gray's f. Manitoba lw Weldon wins title Taylor. JJch oul for seas MINNEAPOLIS 'AP' A seven-man panel of Big Ton ath- letic directors volwl iiiKini- mously Friday to continue flic season-lone suspensions of f ni- versily of Minre.sna baskuLliall players Man-m TV- ior and Ron A brief released by Gregory, Bis Ton ptinr- af'xT two days of hearing and dc-inx-ration. the ac- tions nf the players in a Jan. 25 v.-ilh Ohio Stair "unprecedented in iJie history of Big Ten Tlie suspension of IM.O Gopher players will prohibit them prac- ticing and playing in any post- season games this year. well as lie can swing a golf club. Weldon .skipped liis Montreal rink lo the Canadian seniors curling championship Friday with an llih-niund. rout of the Ontario rink led by Sieuarl Btmni of Guelpli. It uas the second seniors title ho has captured in just a few monlhs. He won the Queln-c sen- iors poll championship last fall. Weldon's victory, on a record nf nine v. ins and one loss, gnvc Quebec its MrM seniors title ever and provided comfort to; the velcran skip who was unsuc- I ce.v-Tiil in three bids For the Ca- nadian curling championship. win Lhe Brier, but this i? the next best thing." el- j don "At our age, it's even bollor." EriiJsh Columbia, Albcria and Manitoba lied for second behind i Quebec, each with 7-3 records. Nnva Scotia was fifth at 6-1, Saskatchewan. New Brunswick and Northern Ontario sixth al 3-7, Prince Edward Island ninth al :l-7 and Ontario 10 h at Newfoundland, skipped by 51- m SIMPSONS -SEARS CONPLETE 4 WHEEL BRAKE OVERHAUL No Down Payment on Your all purpose Account Reg. 43.98 Dur complete service assures lhat your brakes will perform as new. Fully licensed mechanics guarantee ;omplete satisfadion. HERE'S WHAT WE DO Turn all 4 brake drums Install new oversize bonded liningi arced to fit new drum circumference Inspect all wheel cylinderi Flush hydraulic system and refill Inspect master cylinder and linei fle-pDck front wheel bearings Road rest. Free mile brake adjuslmenr. Disc Brake Service Extra. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY ONLY Oil 328-9231 ALLSTATE 48.9c SERVICE STATION HOURS: B a.m. to 6 p.m. Daily _ Thurulay and Friday until 9 p.m. Crnlrn Villogn 5ntl Ave. and 13lh St. N. year-old Lew Budden of Buch- aiiF. was wuiless. His rink learned Lo curl b> rc-ading a booket published by a bank. British Columbia, which banded Weldon his only defeat of the 7-5 loss in The fnurlh defeated in the final round, along with Alberta. M.'-niioba's Don Brownridgc of Porlflge la Prairie edged Al- iKrlri'.s Slim Oltcr.son of Calgary while Saskalchewan's Gcnr Squires of Sr.skaUwn defeated Brilish Co 1 u in b i a 's Gordon K-7. Ken Myers nf Somh Porcu- pine. Onl.. beat Don Bauld of Halifax 1U-7 and Chris Gallant of ChariotU'Ur.ui downed Bud- den D-.1. Boh Okc's Now Rnmswick rink from Moncton had the bye in the final round. Chandler, 1 Jones go win less VK.TOII1A Two rinks from Alberta have spotless records going into loday's sched- uled final round in the Canada Inlercollrpiate Athletic Association far vest divis i o n curling championships. Doug Baird's Utuversily of Ca'gary crew have a HO rec- ord following two wins Friday. Tbc C 'gar i a n s hammered Don Chandler's University of Le'hbridgc crew 8-3 before com- ing from behind the three on Ihe final end to edge Univer- sity of Alberta's Bill McCallum 7-5 in what could have been the key men's game of the three- day five rink event. Randy Chambers' of British Columbia rink down- ed Han-is Loy's University of Victoria contingent- 8-4, and tlie UBC foursome scored a 9-5 win over Lclhbridge in the o n 1 y other men's game. In the women's competition, the University of Ihe Allx'rla rink skipped by Trish Stetlor took the lead with a :i-0 record, posting two wins Friday. Allwrla scored two on the 10th end to edge southern rival Cal- gary, skipped by Shelby McKen-; TAG. then trounced Ann But-' tier's Victoria rink, U-l in a game conceded afler six ends. Calgary remained in conten- tion wilh a I.i-fi romp over Barb Jones of Lct-hbridgc. UBC is in a second place tic with Calgary with 2-1 marks' downing IjCtlibridpe, IfM. UBC holds the key to today's' play. Baird's Caiman' crew can clinch Ihe men's title by beat-! ing while Ihe SLetlcr i foursome from Allwrla ran nail; flown the woman's crown by, beating Robin Klasse of UBC. 1 The dcjith Tutvday of boxer Stewart Gray of To- ronto from head injuries ap- parL'nlly sufffrwl in a Winni- peg ring '24 hours before dur- ing a figlu Canadian champion Al Sparks has resulted in a wide-scale invosligniion of the four-bout card by Ihe Mani- toba government diid tlie pro- vincial boxing commission. The commission suspended many of the participants Fri- d a y, including Canadian h e a v y weight champion George Chuvalo; his man- ager- Irv Ungerman who also managed Gray; Ixtxer Jim Christopher of Delroit whom Chuvalo KOed in two rounds, and the promoter, Jack Keller of Re gin a. Following are excerpts from Canadian columns whose uTilcrs reacted to tlie I cieath of Gray, who was to be buried in his hometown of Three Plains, N.S., today, and Ihe ensuing allegations by Christopher who said he had received a death threat from while man dressed in a coal" if he didn't lake a dive in the second round of his fighl with Chuvalo: Milt Dnnnoll, Toronto Star: "Judge Ben Hewak should have no trouble in identifying that mysterious man who threatened fist fighlcr Jimmy Clirisiophcr. Since it was 15 below zero in that clny. a man wearing a coat certainly would he an oddity. That he also was while would make him stand out like a pygmy playing tight end for Ihe Blue Bombers. "Since Gray's death, the minister responsible for the boxing and wrestling commis- sion f Recrfi'ilion Minister Larry had a right Lo be embarrassed by the barbs which have been buried in the hides of the commis- sioners. "They have been accused of bungling, bumbling, ineptitude and ignorance of their duties. The discovery that Jimmy Christopher had been threat- ened with death on Ihe day of the fight was a most timely development that diverted some of the heat away from the commission. "E v e n Dcsjardins must have regarded Christopher's sloiT as something short of convincing. This intrepid white man wear- ing a into Christo- pher's hotel room oiiJ- numtwrttl two lo one because Christopher said his trainer, Lee Krantz, was there and said 'If you ain't in the tank in two, brother, you'll be goin1 home in a box.' Wilh that he walked is a terrible commentary on Chrh'fopher as a tiger" Maurice Smith, Winniprg Tree Press: "The trouble wilh boxing, particularly at the professional level, is that it is not well-governed or po- 1 i c e d. We think iLs grcaLst problem lies with many of the people associated with it. It is their greed and hunger for money. If box- ing should ever be banned be- can.se of risks involved, then why not foot Charlie Stevens, Glas- gow News: would be so inclined lo absolve the medi- cal advisers of any wrong- doing. Tlie man working tlie corner is responsible for his man. He, and he alone- should bo ii things are not A-okay." Are Toloy, Halifax Chronl- cle-IJoralfl: "Preliminary re- porLs indicate that prc-fight examination of Lhc late Stu Gray was inadequate. These things arc usually rushed through too quickly, except in bouts which attract great crowds and big rcUirns." Nickcrson, Halifax Mail-Star: "It IwlutKtvos the Winnipeg boxing commission death moves eacli according lo his nature. The habitually hyslorieal raise the scream about and I'hi'ir number includes some who are equally quick lo re- vile any fighter who, unlike OUT OF TROUBLE Gone Liuler, from lajolla, Cal., lets his chip fly on his approach to the 18lh green here during the second round of play at the Jackie Gleoson Inverrary Classic, Friday. Li tiler scrambled nice- ly on this chip shot by placing (he ball wilhin three feet of (be cup and managed to lose only one slroke on Ihe hole, taking a bogey 5 afler a near disaslerous trap shot which overshot Ihe green by some 40 yards. (AP Wirepbolo) Trevino hoping to come back Gray, quits under pujii-sh- mcnL. "Boxing lo me is rough and dangerous the mosl basic and most natural and uncompli- cated of athletic competitions, its of tlio purest art forms. BuL Llicre is no quarrel wilh those who sincerely regard it as a vicious business that should have no place in a civilized society "The quarrel is with the part-time bleeding hearts, the professional sob sisters of press and politics and radio who seize Lhesc opportunilies to parade their own nobility. Some of the fakers now sobbing publicly over Gray have waxed ecstatic over the flashy footwork of an Ali, or the relentless plodding of a George Chuvalo. It must be comforting to have it both ways." Hal Walker, Calgary Her- ald: There will lie con- siderable lying about this whole easier, something which is in the tradition of the mud- dy-box fight world. But the first blame should rest with an obviou inexperienced Manitoba Boxing Commission. "An experienced commis- sion wouldn't allow the Irv Ungerman-Chuvalo touring road show into the province. Irv Ungerman has a habil of lining up these Bum- oMhc-MonLh shows Chris- topher has been described as a "mediocre" fighter by Chu- valo. What George means, really, is the guy was a set- up." Boh llughrs, Calgary Allier- lan: "It took someone named Stewart Gray loss titan 24 hours to lose a battle to live. He plodded along in a vacuum of obscurity until Al Sparks knocked him uncon- scious You wonder if the beginning of the end really began two months ago when he was injured in that inci- dent (truck accident) and refused to tell people there was something wrong with him There, has always Ijocn the lingering suspicion that professional boxing docs not police itself properly. But, doe.s it always Lake a death before we question its laws and their Overland, Edmonton .liiural: Pro boxing is a mess. If boxing was out- lawed loday- the uorld would be no II might even be a bit better." Kodiaks tough in second half Lethbridge Community Col- lege Kodiaks broke open a li.shl birtlle in Ibe second half and ran away from Concordia College of Portland, Die. in ex- hibition basketball action Fri- rlav evening The same two clubs tangle again this evening at at Raymond. Kodiaks held n narrow 50-48 lead at half time Friday but chalked up 59 big points in the second half to upend their visi- tors 99-79. Alec Dudas turned on the sleam in the second half to pace the Kodiaks wilh 2G points. He had seven points at the half way mark. Gary Williams chipped In with 20 points while Curt Wol- sey fired home 12. Captain Chuck Gerken o( Concordia turned in an out- standing performance for Ibe visions wilh y. point otiling. Centre Dwiqht While added 20 with 1.1 points coming from Dan Visscr. Kocliaks grabbed off 90 re- bounds with Williams leading the way wilh Rick Nelson grabbed off 17. The locals hit on 43 percent of their shots from the field as well as 47 per cent from the foul line. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ALBERTA JUNIOR L 31 II 1 3 Red Lethbriflge Cdm. Leals 17 U 1 L'dm. Movers ?7 1 Drumhcller in 30 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE il Division W L T F ft Pti 0 738 131 6; 0 7.11 73B 1B7 5J 19B 37 70S 39 716 30 789 26 erican Baltimore 8 3 Rochns'er 5 Provitlenr.o 1 Spi inglield 1 Rith.ntind 0 C.intral Fort Worlh 6 Tulsa 7 Oklahoma City 4 Kansas Cily I Oma'ia 5 Dalifli 3 Western Denver 5 Phooniy 7 Porliand 9 i 9 759 l 40 11 10 246 3J H 17 376 1 27 35 9 199 1 ...25 J7 11 160 1 13 35 14 15? 7 16 38 5 Idfl 'it Division 3B 16 7 198 37 30 7fl 37 TABER MINOR HOCKEY ACTION SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27th 7 P.M. TABER PALACE PATS vs MEDICINE HAT WHEELERS Thit will bo the final game in the 2-tjnmo total goal vincial Playoffi. Tnber won the first gnme 4-3. 5 P.M. TABER MIDGETS vs HIGH RIVER MIDGETS Thn second game in the 2-gamo total pool lerioi, High River won the first gnmn 9-3. PLAN TO TAKE IN ALL THE ACTION TOMORROW AFTERNOON AT THE TABER CIVIC CENTRE FOOT TjAUDERDAljE, FT.n. (CP-AP) Lee Trevino will have no trouble finding wlK-rp the next mcnl comes from, no mailer how ho finishes in the Jackie Gleason Wfifl.fiOO Invcr- ran' Classic golf (ournamenls. Bu( three Canadians will have time on Llioir hands lo conlem- plate (he same subjccl .nftcr they failed to make fhn halfway j cut Friday. Trevino admitted lie's "gonna bo in a heap a trouble" if he doesn't start down on his golf game Imf. keep knocking my dnor wilh handsful of am I going lo Trevino, with a 7fi Thursday, was lied wilh Canada's worsl showing of the Hom- j cnmk of Winnijieg. But the reason will I collect from lek'vi.sion j commercials boforc (lie .Mailers loiirnamcnt in April UTS evidonl Krirli'iv. He rolxjunded wilh a (17 T1R and George Kudson of To- ronto a 74 and 1-19. Trcvino's H3 left him five; strokes behind co-leaders Buddy Allin, Gene Littler, John Schlcc aiid Dick Lotz. "I've got two aspirin commer- cials coming up that'll keop my financial headaches au-ay for he laughed. "But, honestly, I've got to start winning some tournaments again lo koep my name hot.1' Trevino winner of S-22.000 on j the 1972 lour, has not been a .se.ricus title contender. Friday put him hack in ccnlcnlion for Sunday's lop payoff. Litter, first day leader at 65, fired a Friday. Arolrl Palmer a 7--1 shooter Thursday, jumped lo a .sizzlinfi Gary Player improved from oven-par 72 to a Ihree-under 65. .Ifick Nickknis was down from I to fin and said firmly, "J've j gol a chance." Boston New York Montreal Detroit Buflfl'o Vancouver I. Louis California Philadelphia Pillsburgh Los Angeles LEADERS Ralelle, NY Esposilo, B Orr, B Gllberl, NY Hadtleld, NY..... R. Hull, C WESTERN CANADA LEAGUE Eailern Division Roano i Ncv; .Jrr 3 SV Polersburq 3 ,ry Syra 1 165 140 73 9 169 701 51 Id 171 231 50 11 146 187 tl 6 Dnuphl c 6 b Mflnlloba Junior 6 SI. 34! 39 si. Bonllace 4 Wcsl Klldonsn 1 i Junior Jaw 10 Regina Silver FOFCI I A Pis Melullle 9 Rpqlna A 6.2 103 MellvMIe leads best of seven quar- 53 107 fcr-linal 1-0 t Estfivan 0 57 ?1 Humboldl leflds besl at uven ler-finals 1-0 34 73 Saskatoon Reqina Brandon Flin Flon For a I'l.'l lotal while the Canadi- ans .shot Ihem.seK'c'.s oul of the championship rounds today and Sunday. Wilh MIR ciiloff at Mr.. Ben Kern of Toronlo finished with a and 1-17, Ilomemiik a 72 and I Marsden Plumbinq HEATING and GAS FITTING Retidenlial and Commercial Fait Efficient Service Phone 327-5654 70 15 rrent 13 37 Western Dlvlili 3 354 3 123 0 767 1 217 1 1S7 1 196 in 1 ?3fl 7 255 0 254 7 296 3 173 A Pts 199 67 175 66 36fl 54 SasknJoon fl Nolrn 4 Saskafwn 'ends ler-finals 70 Western CnnidM Medicine Hat 8 Vancouver Rcqina 3 Swift Current 1 New Weslmlnslpr 6 Winnipeg 4 SaikBtoon 7 Brandon 6 British Columbia Junior Kelwons 3 Richmond 1 WESTERN LEAGUE 707 72 Pncicnl: 76J 6J Porllan 73B 3? Sell L 37a 29 Seattle 33 14 M 7fl 33 3 741 ?10 59 6 190 194 5 118 755 IP WRESTLING TABER CIVIC CENTRE MONDAY, FEB. 28 P.M. NOR. AMER. CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT TOR KAMATA vs KURT VON HESS DAVE RUHL vt TIGER TOMASSO SITO S. IEE vi BELAFONTE S BABIC IUECK vi SULUVAN 5 BIG MATCHES SI.50 OFFICE OPENS 7 P.M. Walcll STAMPCDL- WRESTLING on CJOC-1V FOR BETTER DEALS ON GENERAL ALL GRIP TIRES ELRICH TIRE LTD, COMPLETE TIRE I ;