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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 28, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday. Fi Bassett lets club go for 3.3 million Argonauts change hands TORONTO (CP) Word that John Bassett was trying to sell Toronto Argonauts spread quickly. It reached former speedboat racer William Hodgson of Toronto in time to bring him back home from a business trip to Panama to become new owner of the Canadian Football League -team. Bassett announced Thursday he had agreed to sell the Argonauts to Hodgson and Western Realty Projects, Ltd., for million. The deal still needs approval from the league but general manager Ralph Sazio of Hamilton Tiger-Cats, said there should be no difficulty. Sazio said the actual deal will be between Baton Broadcasting, which is headed by Bassett, and the two purchasers. It was not announced how Hodgson and Western Realty would divide ownership of the team. Western Realty has real estate holdings in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. The company's 1972 directors were Samuel Belzberg of Vancouver, William and Hyman Belzberg of Calgary, Daniel Pekarsky Edmonton, Elliot N. Yarmon and Ross Hanbury of Toronto and S. Joseph Tank- oos, Jr., of New York. Hodgson said Thursday he worked 26 years "making IT fcPPENS EVERY CUOSIN1 TIME SUOKES wr WIVES ID GO TG >AN1 Bi-OKK NO WIVES 1o fiO t> GET FOR EACH OTHER Rozelle would like some changes to open up game MIAMI BEACH (AP) "Let's face it, the coaches have done too damn good a job with their National Football League commissioner Pete Rozelle said Wednesday, "and I'd like to see some kinds of changes that'll really open up the offence." With the NFL owners getting their first soundings from the competition committee on potential playing rule changes at the league's annual meeting, Rozelle said he was certain there would be some instituted for the 1974 but he cautioned not to expect anything drastic. The competition general managers Tex Schramm of Dallas, Jim Finks of Minnesota, Paul Brown of Cincinnati, and Al Davis of for Jamaica next week to consider further changes. The owners won't vote on them until May at the earliest. As expected, the much- abused field goal got a major chunk of the owners' attention. But comments from Rozelle suggested that with the amount of pro and con debate over making it tougher or more costly to try the field goal, it didn't seemjikely that the required 20 out of 26 owners would band together to effect a change. But one of them, George Halas of Chicago Bears and National Conference president who played a major role in pushing through some drastic changes a few decades back, said he favors moving the uprights back to the end zone. "It.was George Marshall of the Washington Redskins who got the goal posts moved up from the end line to the goal line after the 1932 championship game. That was to help the kicker. Now we've come full Halas said. Lamar Hunt, American Conference president, said he agreed with Halas on moving the uprights, but for a different reason. "You hate to see excellence Hunt said of the effect moving the goalposts back might have on placekickers who have become deadly from 40 yards out and more. "But I think there should be a change for the sake of get rid of that post in the end zone." Rozelle said he feels the best course is not to place restrictions on the field goal but to cut down on the likelihood of attempts simply by opening up the defence and bringing about more touchdowns. If kicking-game changes are effected, they could involve returning the ball to the line of scrimmage instead of the 20- yard line after a missed field goal attempt, moving kickoffs back behind the 40-yard line after successful field goal at- tempts or the addition of the two-point run-or-pass option on conversions as the college game has and the old American Football League had prior to the 1967 merger with the NFL. Ado being considered are changes in the interpretation of defensive and offensive holding, further prohibiting contact between receivers and defenders on pass plays and allowing a receiver to catch a ball with one foot inbounds instead of both as.now required. money to buy the Argos." He heads a chain that has five ho- tels in Canada, two in London and one each in Jamaica and Panama. "I always wanted the Hodgson said. "I should have bought it when (former owner) Harry Sonshine put it up for sale but I didn't have the money then. "I have been serious about buying the club the last two years. I've spoken to Bassett about it before." Hodgson raced a speedboat from 1956 to 1964, setting a world record of 125.4 miles an hour in his boat Miss O'Keefe and a world hydroplane record at Picton, Ont. At 24, he won a municipal council seat in Etobicoke, which was then a suburban township. He held office for four years. Bassett indicated Thursday night the new Argonaut owners won't be able to prevent Toronto Northmen of the World Football League from sharing the Canadian National Exhibition Stadium with the Argos. LETTER STANDS "I sent a letter to the CNE on Dec. 10 making a commitment for the Northmen to use the said Bassett. "That stands." Bassett told the CFL last week he would sell the Argos after he was accused by some other club owners of being in an alleged conflict-of-interest position because of his interest 'in Baton Broadcasting. Baton at one time had an in- terest in the Northmen. Bas- sett's son, John F. Bassett, a former Argo director, has an interest in the Northmen. "It was a case of mutual feud-ness with my CFL col- Bassett said Thurs- day. "When the contest moves from the field to the board room, it's time to get out. There's no more fun." NORTH LETHBRIDGE "YOUR PRO STORE FOR HARD-TO-FIND HARDWARE" PHONE 328-4441 POINTS THE WAY TO GREAT SAVINGS ON THESE TIMELY PRICED ITEMS. NOW LOCATED IN THE WESTMINSTER SHOPPING PLAZA OUR NEW STORE IS NOW OPEN! IN THE WESTMINSTER SHOPPING PLAZA RIGHT NEXt TO SAFEWAYS CHECK THESE TIMELY PRICED ITEMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH OUR PRO 1' SALE FLYER DELIVERED TO YOUR HOME THIS WEEK REG1NA ELECTRIKBROOM Light and easy to use. Powerful 2 speed motor, rug pile dial nozzle in ocean blue color. The real quick rug cleaner. NEW STORE PRICE ..each 34 99 REGENT ELECTRIC CAN OPENER AND KNIFE SHARPENER This new electric can opener comes clean apart! Remove the cutting mechanism, rinse and replace. Sharpens your knives too. Comes in white and avocado. _____ 38 Wrestlers i NEW STORE PRICE .....each 9 99 in action The 1973-74 Alberta College Athletic Conference wrestling championships will be held at the Lethbridge Community College gym Saturday. Seven technical schools and colleges in Alberta have entered teams into the one- day event which features 12 class titles up for gratis. The 10-man.LCC wrestling team will be hosting the annual championships with many of its members defending gold or silver medals won during last year's provincial finals. There is no admission charge which allows local and district high school students and parents a fine opportunity to see Alberta's top college wrestlers in action free. Weigh-ins start at eight o'clock with the matches schedule for 10 Saturday morning. FARM FORKS Long hardwood handles in 3 4 5 and 6 line models. ALL CLEARING AT 0 OFF HOLIDAY RADIO Holiday-Portable transistor radio Model. Solid state circuit padded leatherette case, olive color. NEW STORE PRICE each 9 99 IONA PORTABLE MIXER Has eight mixing speeds. Thumb-tip controls, heel rest and sure grip handle, white only. _j99 NEW STORE PRICE 9 REGINA VACUUM CLEANER Model V455. Has metal canister in tear drop design. Internal cord storage. Powerful cyclonic) suction. Long suction hose complete with all rug and cleaning tools. 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