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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 6, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Jonnsry 6, 1973 THE LETHBrMDCt HERAID SPORT ANDY CAPP He just doesn't want to talk about it anymore Gene Littler has conquered cancer LOS ANGELES fAP) It isn't the spectre of conquered cancer thai bothers Lit- tler so much ia his dramatic golfing comeback, it's the whispers o: the crowd and having lo constantly to talk Bbout it. "It's a son o: psychological banle for me.'' ihe spoken former U.S. Open champion acknowledged dur- ing a break in the S135.M Glea Csiapben-Los Arreles i Open tnnma-np-t which ends I today. fee! strong and I'm hit- i ting ths ball fairly wc.l. I i would like to shake the mem- ory o; my operation and cor.- centrate on my golf. But in every town we go to and re- rcember every week it's a dii- ferent people naturally want to talk about it. "It's the hardest thiag for me to take. I'm glad people are concerned. They have been wonderful to me. But I hear whispers in the crowd. I fee! like I'm on dis- play in a glass case. disconcerting, sure. But maybe in a lew weeks forget about it, and ev- e-ything win be natural I_LSI March a Tn or was removed under Lit- tier's left arm and in order to eliminate every trace of ma- lignancy surgeons took out the ivmoh nodes and cut through the shoulder muscles and nerves of the 42-year-old PGA tour veteran from La- Jolla, Calif. Doctors said at the time they doubted that LiUler would ever play golf again. During the Masters, early las April, doctors prescribed a second, exploratory oper- ation 10 make sure there was r-o lingering trace of the dreaded disease, and the re- port was negative. was so nappy I almost jumped out of my Lit- tler recalled. there were serious problems. "They took out the big muscle back of my left shoul- der and the muscle wrapping around my back." Gene ex- plained. ttai got in the way they, cut out. "At Drst, I had no strength at all I couldn't raise my left arm above my waist. Sure, I worried. I didn't worry so much about not ever playing golf again. I worried about: coming through it at all. I worried about my family.'1 During the recuperative pe- riod. Littler amused himself by tinkering with his antique has a half-dozen Rolls Royces and Phantoms that are collectors' items. "One day I was cm trying lo 'each br.xber." Liuier related. "I picked up a vedge ar.d hit a bail. riEht hand brought the club right on through, I couldn't stop it. I hii an egbt-iran, a five-iron and finally a driver. I knew then that I could plav golf again." Doctors were astounded at his progress. On July V.. Linler played in an IB-hole event at Lancaster, Pa., and snot a 69. In Octo- ber, he tied for fifth in the Pacific 51asters in Japan. He played is the Kaiser later- naional at Xaps. Calif., and ued for 35th with 2S3. With lEHer Barber, he de- fended his title in the CBS Golf Classic, a tared series.' "I hope to in 20 or more never played the ccraDlet? totir." ha said. "I have a different sW- cude now. "Before the operaSon, 1 was becoming bugged by my own ineptuess. "Now I want to go rat end win. I'd like to give hope to all those people who have had the same problem." Liula-, seventh in golf's til- time money-wmniiis nst with S325.0M. is' atom pounds under his normal weight at 154 but SOU strikes the baH with the ease and predsioa tia: mikes him a mode! oj the "As fcr being physically normal. IT never be there again." he said, I can hi: the ball and. more r'nan aayiiunE else. I am glad to alive." Sandersoji's future still undecided after Friday meeting III', Just where will the WHA move Ottawa club to? QUEBEC fCF) i World Hockev Ass- 'ed firs: probab'y nTFjJd :a minee-rcoin as the pisyers Kings at home for two games L.'lfi.'C.; .n-'.i; c Toe pori-n c: :re ouoho: the Falcons against "ibe bens Jmicr and EK one each for less ihin ezcoi-- Mark Lorn- and asms for ibe erria. Warner Lam. English by ibe J.S Kings. At the hai'r, y L- c-jresux Dale Elosccuk. network a.-a Ibe "season the Two coak by Bent throuEhout Quebec, fcmr to their ir.ey bridge raced the Fclcons. Ron A r aireaciy ix-t -n Ih'i-lch: JOemik al50 Keruiar "iearje o" u hey no: decided oa a :-j- :or Ibe red or for '3e Jsagae-oper- i York Raiders. the fu- i C '.r. fre.-cr. game This everl-.E he'Jer FalcorJ D Henderson Lake S-jncEy r.vo t suraes Su tie in the Winnipeg bx 4-: the Figr.feg is! seven of opanfri 1. -livioir s oeSnite decirion tact wiiij the VTHA Phila- iree ziajor topics. detohia Blazers. Sanderson, inpjred for most o: tie season, has not played many games for the Blazers. It was reponed Friday nigb! list the elab ssd player n-ere ready to disengage ii a Siiiiabie setile- ui centre Derek meat could be arranged, lei; the National Hockey Comioti ciifered here on bow -je 3'Diton in favor the Sanderson situation E.S-tniUicn con- eveatuaEy be settied. Cascades drop Pronsthorns cre'.v o: six Zjajors. ed nro coals rr: Jead Calgary Car. cnTr fee _iit _ Tne University of Lethbndfe been the services player for the Pronshoras. are _........_ ies ar-d their teaj ttiaies it on the r'-j-i agair the Calvary senior icam. Tne ssrjad wTiich v of SENT CHICAGO Chicaso Off-ic? P: the iearue lears o: tbe World Ecrtey are likely to in f have sea; right minee throuzr. r.u- ?aj.-.-etjaj 2t_on t.iaaj Knibbs to thet raerous telephcje co-ver5i-.i.ini Phil Tcllestr-jp. is the clttb. Kixxie Is'aad Eagles for the nei: sreess cunren: CanaaajVest Udversi-.- of the Leagiie. Trie 1" Team cot- sconng ieac- the cl-b announced Friday. eluded day-ion; meetings cr snd Bsier. has TOYOTA TRAVEL invites you to inspect their modern Parts Department and Service Centre with factory trained personnel SERVICE CENTRE PARTS DEPARTMENT ne'. le na-oger. Ken E-zd Fcwler and Doug, par's bolstered by many forms1 U C Dinosaurs grabbed an early :6-2 lead and hung cm to carry S-22 marsn into the second Don Andrews paced Cas- cades with an IS-poiai perfor- mance while Bill added !4. Teammates Ed Blot: arjd Craig EEiott chipped in with 13 poims each while Dan Coun re- plied for lire with 12. The ssine two teams will meet agaia tonight in Calgary. Meanwhile b Ecmo-nton the Cniversty of Alberta Goioet] Bears put toseher a smns sec- oad half to snap a 35-35 half- time ne and defeat Vniversiry of Mcioria Miiags in a Canada Was; University Ath- letic Association Basketball game Friday night. Forward Steve Paatsiufc took scoring honors wlih iS fo- the Golden Bears wiih Mike Frisby adding I--. Turn Holmes clicked for 16 points Vic- toria with Mike Bishop adding 15. Alberta is now 5-: while the Vikines are 2-5. In Edmonton the U-iversity of Victoria ViSeaes broke loose h the last half Friday Eight far a victory over Uni- versity of Alberta Panda? in a C.irjsda West UTJveirsity Athle- tic Association Women's Bas- ketball Captain Diase paced the Vikertes 14 points. Ksthy Moore led Alberta with IT the of B.C. Tr.iindereties the of Calgary Liz SSloott 'and Wendy C-rsrt led the Th'jr.derertes b scoring 14 points each. Susan was top srorer tor with nine points. The win was ITSC's third Ir. as starts iri leacue play. The MM teams meet again 10- Service after the sale is what makes a good Toyota better. We have a fully stocked parts department and top notch technicians to make our product the No. 1 seller in the city. Try our Service Dept. See for yourself the full line of Toyota parts. "Get your hands on a Toyota and you will never let oo" TRAVEL TOYOTA COUTTS HIGHWAY LETHBRIDGE PHONE 327-3165 Frazier George Foreman KINGSTON, iRf-- tor World heavjivelpiii ch.-.rapion Joo Frar.tor Hew ittM Kingston Friday with a to chalteico- George th--.t he uill he in for a "uT.rr.i in their litle boxing m.itch C2 "Toll he in for 3 Fr.-r.-uv tolil jvrtors .it Kingsuin's lh> warning .1 div- larntion Thursday nich; that ho would be Irving to kncv-k o-al the champion. "It's good lo CK-orfp talking "But lei] him I col Into tbo ring my only aim is to defeat him and dui i do.'' It had been reported a likely being ran bv WEA ejectrdve the semi-final level Tie final solution to the Sanderson Drcb- vk-e-Dresident James Browitt. will be bertveen the Tinner of lets -.vDuid be for hisi to neve Davidson said he ezpects netc ibe East Division and West dlvi-to the learje-operate-d New ;ers "verv soon1' for the sion. York w.ih the pr_a- York team. No linn figures were given by delpiua club eetnng C'10 IVniJe the owners were faced the league concerning monetary these problems the aih- awards for the h the contract.. Lawyer Curt Leichner of Donald J. F.egar.. WEA Portland. Ore., met with p'ay-eral counsel, said Friday night ers iron each o: the teams IE Sanderson's problems with the an efion to fom a WHA Philadelphia Blazers could be ers association similar to The close" to a sohEicc. one ppsrmed by the National found" at the general WKA Trie'-o-rnarion'of'sTjch an SPORTS FANS1 DIDN'T by GARY KIRK KIRK'S T1R6 SALES LTD. OrOnOE i wnich in artomey. Bob Woolf, oi B-t-st-ir.. nary early today, was not there. H-jZJ 01 lead the west York wo.La be or.-e o: ar-n zoalje Gerry Cheeverf and the logical places and cne c-t the ftfenceman jean-Claude places Sanderson wrjd to hlEy head a strong east go." Regan said "'Bu- there are >TJSC. Forward Sheehaij so rrary other things we IK oi New York Raider? WES have for ii to fall into place." forced to withdraw from the and vice-president and suliered in a Raiders' ers labelled repcrts oi set- The le-ag-Li-e has decide: on a tietaen: as inrrtie. playoff strjctjre. The iirst "The rerort :s iotir tearns from division Hunter said. "The league enter tne play-not pick up any par. of Sand- oris The first and fourth erson's contract.'7 ir. each division and the second .More UPCOMING On another fror.t. Nick Trbov- Thsre be no crossover ich ot Surtan. co- owner o: you knew thn) the Reia Bow! game hod a different noms in iti early The wasn't called Hii Rue Bcwl until 1 923 whtn ihe prEsent stodium opened Before thai, wht-i ihs gamfrs were ployed in o stadium that WRS not berwl shcped. the game was called the Teurnament of Rotti Gcme. He-e i or.? J to frue Did fesmwc.' d plcy Fnday night that the Worl: HiKiev Association franchise 1 hnnv UAII wm be moved to another crry "OnK shortly because of poor atier-5- p quet be is not looking for-.rard S to the move bat could see no Cinrence Belter a franchise in a he sai; "Bur I fee: ii's a tribute to tne _-_v that wo have offers to move the leam ebev.-here." _ Gro-jp; irom Vancoiiver anr. _. _ k s-'v four jiv Tnc: c-'v li-r-ft hisfory c; r-, ;o- 1 bel you knew that Unireyal Super Winleridi Snow Tires are specially inhered to make all winter driving safe and comfortable. So why chance ceding stock when il snows when you can install winter (ires ihct are a reel winner snsw or no snow a winter snow tirt spends rrcst of its life on snowless roods. why Uniroyol is such a popular lire it s erginpEred fo suslcin hiph speeds even have already ex- ;_; m" club. said there were -e-' more offers but declined to 1w name other bid-Jers. wiir. Earlier in the day. league '-i. y sfei to or sell the club. -_... _ New York Raiders were ts'sor over by the learje several T" weeks ago alter their o'-vners rrv Thersno like byy o Sncw Blower DURING OUR WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALE! S H.P. CAOQ New 3407 ,v 5 H Secular C40C v _ New Only Harvester 'j Sales Service Phcne come in ond set us now QE there'- plenty o: yel to come so ycu ron be set for the worst cond See KIRK'S for The Beit Deal for Every Wheel KIRK'S TIRE SALES LTD. 'The Tire Experts" Your UNIROYAL Dealer 3 IOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU SALES PERSONNEL REQUIRED i'v? 1c> ecrn c oe fo r n lik? lo s-ed the S'o. 1 -'ne c; and apply Lome Franz Sales Manager FLEMING MOTORS LTD. COR. OF 7'S ST. ond Ht AVE. S. THONE 3rd Rflj PH60NSE IUNIROYAL FERNIE. B.C. "Sonp 423-7746 KIRK'S TOE (TABER1 ITD. oTO I ;