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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta I, If THI UTHMIME HHAID II Issue blows wide open, sale pending? Gardens' squabble no longer a secret TORONTO (CP) Dr. Hugh Smythe said Tuesday he re- cently offered to buy out Harold BaDard, majority shareholder of Mkpie Leaf Gardens hen. comment bom Smythe younger son of Conn Smytiie, 76, who butt the downtown Gar' dens 40 years ago, came as an internal itruggle over control o the Gardens and Maple Leafs o the National Hockey League broke into tie open. "Harold wouldn't talk In said Smythe, who became a vice prudent alter the death bat October of his brother, for SPOKTf ilililQIllllI'l Bowling Qanter CAPRI BOWL, it isn't hard to tell that the west- ern Canada five-pin rolloffs are approaching a pair of veterans stepped front and centre as bowlers-of-the-month with brilliant performances in the month Jean Pati ey had a month she will find hard to forget In One Hour Martinizing she rattled the pins for a 401 single and 900 triple four days later she came up with another 401 in Major Mix- ed her recent feats make her one of the fav- orites for city singles hon- ors which will take place later this month the men's bowler of the month is Norm Tolloy frequently at the top of competition Norm wann- ed up for the irpcornlng rolloffs with an outstand- ing 919 triple comprised of games of 276, 293 and a big 350 congratulations to Jean and Norm for their excellent performances. JEAN PASSEY bowler of the month In the bowler-of-the-week over the holiday sea- son Jian Christie and Jim Miyathiro shared the women's and men's honors respectively for solid efforts in family competition Jean made her family real proud of her She teamed with daugh- ter Brenda to win the bantam girl's section of the famly two-some Jean bowled 263, 245 and 322 for an 830 triple she then teamed with her son Doug to win the junior boy's Jean's scores were 283, 298 and 237 an 818 triple giving her a sizzling 274 triple fur the six games Jim, on the other hand, bowling for the first time this year picked a good time as he bowled with his daughter and came up wiih games of 24D, 262 and 281 for a 783 quite an effort. In the Christmas family two-some tournament, a number of outstanding games were rolled In the bantam mother and daughter, Jean and Brenda Christie had a score of second was Betty and Penny Johnson Jennifer and George Mabin won the father and daughter event with a second was Melinda and Bill Hamilton Leonard and Hazel Markus topped the field in the mother-son With a Donald and Georgina Coutts were second while in the father-son event Marty Shige- hiro and Mike Tobo combined to edge Cary and Shig Goshinmon their score was In the junior section Kendra and Heather Harding won the mother-daughter over Nadlrvt and Helen Kovact with a score A score of was enough for Kalie and Alf Pedrini to win the father-daughter event over Lori and Alex Palmarchuk Jean Christie put the icing on family cake with her son Doug as they won the mother-son title with a rousing besting Tom and Jean Pauey the father-son title went to Jim and Ed Vogel with a second were Tom and Steve Miklos In senior ranks Bob and John Tinordi were hot with a more than enough to defeat Ken Kurtz and Anne Todd. Some of the high scores turned in during the competition include Sandra Hamilton 217, Debbie pergman 205, Penny Johnson 209, Kathy Kirby 203, and Melinda Hamilton 213 in bantam gals Among, parents Jean Christie 322 and 830, Betty John- son 279, Edith Voth 272, Edna Miklos 256, Jim Mi- yashiro 281 and 783 In junior senior Les Erick-- son 253, Tom Passey 256, Bob Tinordi 269 and 702, Kalie Pedrini 333 and 683, Nadine Kovacs and Ken Kurtz 272 .For the parents Jean Passey 314, Jean Christie 298 and 818, Alex Palmarchuk 331 and. 797, Wimp Nakaroura 340, kif John Tinordi 278 and Anne Jim Todd 260 Pacing the in bantam were Loo- nard Markus 206, Michael Gerla 244, Harvey Pocza 243 and 601, Bill Orr 2% and Bill Todd 214 And for the parents Ron Grclzinger 263, Mike Tobo 290 and 765, Kay Mann 252, Shig Goshinmon 262 and Bernie Bailey 297 and 742. Lcthbridge bowlers will have a busy monlli in January YBC slarl Uieir four slops lo sltmlom with an eight game rolloff in league play West- ern Canada handicap tingles will go January 9th for bowlers whose averages, for men are under 201 and women under 191 Western Canada and city singles will run January 16 and 23 with south zone finals set for January 28 and 30. NORM TOLLEY of the month mer president Stafford Smythe. Ballard, former executive vice- president, was elected presi- dent. On his part, Ballard said in an interview he rejected an offer two weeks ago. "TTie offer was from a lawyer who said he was acting for a Mr. (Juigley of he said. "The offer was for a share, but 1 said I wouldn't take anything less than (50. I tMnk the offer might have been made on behalf at a third party, per- haps for the Smythes." Ballard estimated hie holdings at shares. The Smythes Howe denies he's quitting DETEOIT (AP) Gordie Howe has spiked a rumor that he is quitting his job as a vice- president of Detroit Red Wings. However, he said he hasn't felt "totally involved" with the team and hinted there may be friction between him and o! front office executives. Bucks drub Knicks By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Milwaukee Bucks, defending National Basketball Association champions, may- finally have overcome the jinx that hat plagued them against New York Knicks. At teast, the Bucks gave an indication of it. Tuesday night, beating New York 121-100. For the Bucks, who dropped a 101-99 decision to New York Monday night after leading by 15 paints, it was only their fifth victory over the Knicks in 24 meetings including playoffs over the last four seasons. But the 2l-point margin was the worst drubbing they had ever given New York. Kareem Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, the Bucks' dynamic duo, scored 36 and 22 points, respectively. Walt Frazier was high for the Knicks with 21 [joints. In other NBA games, Phoenix Suns defeated Chicago Bulls 112-108 Philadelphia 'Tiers topped Detroit Pistons 131-127, Houston Rockets downed Seattle Super Sonics 119-110, Golden State Warriors crashed Buffalo Braves 112-86, and Atlanta lawks whipped Portland Trail- jlazers 103-91. In the American Basketball Association, it was: Floridians 124, Virginia 113; Carolina 130, Pittsburgh 116; Kentucky 106, Denver 103, and Utah 114, Mem- phis 89. Terry Daniels is confident NEW ORLEANS (AP) "If Joe Frazier hits me like that, '11 kill heavyweight chal- enger Terry Daniels said. Daniels, training for his title with the champion here 'an. 15, had just received a solid bomb Tuesday from spur- ring mate Sonny Daniels in four rough rounds. Moore used Frazier's boring- n style and pushed Daniels into the ropes. "Terry used to freeze on the ropes but he's coming around real good Moore said. 'We know Frazier's gonna to put him there and.he's got to "eact." Howe, reached at a Miami airport after he had met Tues- day with team owner Bruce Norris, said: "I guess I was a little too strong when I told a couple of friends that I was going to Florida to see Bruce to see just what I was supposed to do for the hockey club. Probably that's bow this thing got out of perspective. "But, really, I'm not quitting the Red he said. "If I want to be stronger than Bishop or Line, then I could be. But my office is in PR now and if they want to come and see me, that's fine." Bishop is Jim Bishop, execu- tive director of the Red Wings, who is reported to have had dis- putes with Howe and his wife Colleen over management of the Wings and the Junior Wings. ARE ON BOARD The Howes are members of the Junior Wings board of direc- tors. Line is Lincoln Cavalieri, gen- eral manager of Olympic Stad- ium where Detroit plays its borne National Hockey League games and where Howe ami other team executives have their offices. The 41-year-old Howe retiree from hie fabled hockey career wiih Detroit last September after 25 years as a superstar rigitwing. He was named vice-president of the team immediately, as well as vice-president of Norris' National Investors Life Insur- ance Co. and Norin Corp., a realty firm. Howe said he luas been work- ing on consolidating Norris' in- surance agencies. PROCESS SLOW "But the process has been Howe said, "and it's at least another two years off. So I've been floating working out of my own house, you know, and I didn't feel totally involved with either the hockey team or the insurance firms." "That's why I came down here to talk to Bruce and we've got it all worked out now I'm boss of the PR department now and I'll be working with the reporters for the best of the hockey club. No one is going to interfere. I report directly to Bruce Norris first denied Howe vis- ited him in Florida but the mil- ionaire later said: "He eaiEe down here because we had some business to talk about and had nothing to do with his resig- nation at all." He said he didn't talk Howe out of resigning and that, "this s the first time that I've been lappy with the way the organi- zation is being run and Gordie s a part of it. "He's been Mr. Red Wing for 25 years and we are not going to let him go." DEVANEY HONORED OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Job Jpevaney, coach of nation- al champion Nebraska, has jeen named Coach of the Year by the Football Writers Associ- ation of America, it was an- nounced Tuesday. are estimated Id control BUfhtly more than shares. Robert Quigley, unavailable for comment, operates the Quig ley Construction Co. in Haittll ton. don't know any Smythe said. "I approacha Harold myself. He wouldn't u> ten, although the offer wouk have been in the (35-rangt an we would have kept him on as Smythe did not identify his as- sociates nor say who would fl nance his bid to gain control o the Gardens. 'But it would be wrong to speculate that my father is in- he said. The senior Smythe the winters in Palm Beaph, Fla Ballard said he owns "only about shares of Gardens stock." Conn Smythe still retains an office in the Gardens, has a sec retary, a car and two private telephone lines. "That was part of Conn's agreement when he sold to Siaf ford 10 'years Ballim said. "It costs the Gardens about including a grata ity of a year to Conn." Dr. Smythe who practises medicine, does not have an of fice at the Gardens. He owns about shares of stock while Stafford owned shares in partnership with T. D. Jeffries president of Viceroy Manufac- turing Co. "There was some doub whether Stafford's estate wouk permit the family to retain his Smythe said. "'There are heavy claims against it. A month ago the family though we would have to sell but then the situation changed. We've go additional finances and to stay." NOTES DUTIES Ballard an executor of Staf end Smylhe's will raid: "There are succession duties of atoou million against the estate There are also charges for the court case over the income tai charge." At the time of his death Smythe was fighting charges by the federal government that he evaded income tax on income o Charges still are pend ing against Ballard for evi of tax on Ba'llard said that in action to his shares "I tMnk I could get enough other shares voted my way to save me from being beaten in a power play When Stafford died there were shares of Gardens' stock reported outstanding, g i v i n him and Ballard 70 per cent. Dr. Smythe said be is not in- terested in immediate changes at the Gartens but in operations over a five-to-10-year period. VOICES WORRY He added: "What bothers me is that news like this might sug- gest there is something between the Smythe and Bal- lard families and a third party might move in and gain con- trol." Ballard joined Stafford Smythe and John Bassett pub- lisher of the now-defunct To route Telegram, in buying con- Wl in 1961. They bought Conn Smythe's 60 per cent with a oan of K.4 million from the Bank of Nova Scotia. "Everybody knows who did most of the work to come up Ballard said. "I did most of it. Bassett wound up selling his