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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta FrMor, Jmvory t. IWJ THI UTHMIMI 0 Blue Moon shot MACON, Ga. (AP) "I was thinking I would never pitch again after the first shot. Alter the second shot I thought it was all over." Those were Hit words of Oak- land Athletics pitcher Johnny (Blue Moon) Odom, recounting the incident Thursday in which he was wounded by a would-be burglar. The 28-vcer-old right-haiider was shot in the neck and side, but doctors said his pitching career probably would not be affected. Odom, a Macon resident, bad been trying to question the man about an attempted burglary when the man shot him and fled Police sajd they had launched an "intensive search" for the attacker. A pitcher at Ballard-Hudson High School here in his youth, Odom was signed by the Athlet- ics in 1964 on a bonus contract .He pitched a no-hitter in 1970 and was 10-12 for the Athletics last reason. He described the events lead- ing to the gunfire this way: Odom's wife came to the liq- uor store where he was working and said a house next to his mother's had been the target of an attempted burglary. Several people saw the young man who made the attempt and followed him. "He passed by the package store where I was working and my ran in and told me the man had tried to rob our neigh- bor's house." Odom then left the store In pursuit. BLUE MOON IN HOSPITAL Blue Moon Odom is teen In hospital with his wife. Odom talks on the phone from his hospital bed where he is recovering from gun- shot wounds he received while trying to stop a burglary nw his mother's house where he was visiting. Masters event opens at Calgary Pickering, three others unbeaten CALGARY (CP) Bob Pick ering, with his leg heavily ban daged because of a knee in jury, turned in a superb effor as skip of Ins Milestone, Sask rink as they thrasbcil Ron Northcott of Calgary in the second round of the Masters curling championships. Pickering joined three other rinks on the unbeaten side of the ledger after just one day of play in the four-day chain pionshlp. Checking in with three straight victories on opening day were Harold Worth o: Saskatoon, Wayne Warwick ol Hanna and Bruce Stewart ol Calgary. All four will put their unbcat- all ready j The District 2 playdowns get under way Saturday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Play gets under way at nine In the morning with the second draw set for 1 p.m. The winner of the Lethbridge competition will advance to the southern final in Red Deer Feb. 3-5 with a chance at a berth in the Alberta final at stake. The Alberta final, in Ed- monton, goes Feb. 18 and 19. Saturday's opening draw Is as follows: Tom Fukaml, Picture Butfc vs Scott Henderson, Lelhbrldgo Russ Purdy, Lclnbrldge vs Wayne Terriff, Lelh- brldge; Lyle Davis, Lelnbrldge vs Tricky Olkawa Picture Bulle; Cliff Forry, Lelhbrldge vs Air Lagler, Letll- brldgsj Garlh Pilling, Lelhbrldge VI Cave Forry, Lelhbrldge; Clarke Greene, Lelhbrldge vs Don Chandler, Lelhbrldge; Bill Karbashewskl, Leth- brFdge vs Bob Morrison, Lefhbrlrfge; Harvey Jemleson, Lethbridge vs Lloyd Kanewischer, Lelhbrldge; Dennis Kjeldgaard, Lelhbrldgc vs Jim Reid, Lelhbridge; Gerry Coyne, Lelhbrlflge vs Bruce Ellason, Wrentham. 1 P.M. Malcolm MacOonald, Lelhbrldge vs Don Simpson, Lelhbrldge; Ed MosKa. lufc vs ninner ol the Karbashewskl- Morrlson game. en marks on the line fat to- night's draw at the Cor- ral with Warwick testing Worth and Pickering going against Stewart. All four of the unbeaten were faced with at least one close game during their opening day matches. Worth started off by stoppin Calgary's Hugh Brown 6-5. then beat Gil Myler of Edmonton 9-8 in an extra end and cap ped it all with a 10-7 win over George Fink of Calgary las night. Warwick, the dark horse In opening day action, thrashed Minor hockey Cleve Mlyashiro was on standing in the nets and man aged to allow the Whips a 1 draw with the Sabres in Pee Wee action Wednesday night. Carson Tse came up with th kme Whip's score while Schlmmel tallied for the Sab ss. In another Pee Wee contesl 5avid Marivra rammed horn two goals to pace the Bears a 3-2 win over the Penguins. Darcy Foder chipped in with single marker while J i m Voolf and Brent Maxwell re- >lled for the Penguins. In exhibition action, the Loth bridge Midget Colts suffered a 6-3 loss to the Fort Macleod Colls. Gary Mann, Baden PuHn; and Wendlln Wandler managei ECodiaks meet Pronghorns The University of Lethbridge toughens will be out to gain evenge as they meet the Letb- iridge Community College Ko- iaks in an exhibition basket ball match Saturday night. The K o d i a k s dropped the 88-77 in the Christ- mas tournament two weeks ago and are hoping to do the same nee more. Game time is set for 8 p.m. t the Civic Centre. Top Salesman of the Month We am pleased to an- nounce that Bud Peterion wai our top salesman for the monlh of December. Our congratulation! are extended to Bud on his achievement. BUD PETERSON FLEMING MOTORS Corner 1st Ave. ond 7th St. S. Phone 327-1591 a goal each for Lethbridge while Kelly O'Sullivan am Doug Koentges blasted in two goals apiece for Fort Macleod Mike Ploordel and D a r r y O'SuUivan aided with singles, Pronghorns bounce Flyers 6-1 After losing their first league encounter Wednesday night, the University of Lethbridge Prong- horns rebounded back to drop the Williams Flyers 6-1 in City Recreation Hockey League ac- tion last night. The Pronghorns rapped In three unanswered goals in the first period of play and then came back with another mid- way through the second before Alvin Teitz managed to put the flyers on the Scoreboard. Six players shared the Prong- Iwrns' offense with Wayne Bowes, Wally Turow, Gary Smith, Lloyd Yamagishi, Bob Turner and Dennis Kisio tally- ing single markers. The Pronghorns also picked up three of the five minor pen- alties called and the two clubs split two fighting majors. Laurie Crimson of the Flyers and Keith McDonald of the Pronhorns cooled their heels or five minutes after a second wriod scuffle. Action will resume next Mon- day night when the Purity Bot- lers take on the Flyers at 8- p.m. while the Miners Library, composed mostly of last year's city champions meet the Prong- at p.m. Calgarian Brian Lewis 9-5, edged Ron Franklin of Calgary 9-4. and doubled Don Lc more M for his three sra. wins. Pickering moved past Ray Forsyth of Calgary M in the moniing draw, stopped Dave Gerlach of Calgary 7-3 in the afternoon and scuttled North- cott 13-6 last night in one of the major surprises of opening day action. Stewart had an easy time of it in his opening game, whip- ping Norm Theuss of Edmon- ton 9-3, and then rolled to vic- tories of 7-5 over Lany North- cott of Calgary and 10-4 over Bill McCallum of Edmonton. The day was not without its major Saskatchewan's high rated Doug Wankel lost right off the bat W to Ron Franklin while former Masters champ, Hec Gervais of Ed- monton, absorbed a 7-2 loss from Mike Chernoff- and then took a 9-7 loss from Larry Northcott to find himself bounced in the C section with just one life left. Play resumes thfe morning at 9 at the Corral in the B sec- tion with Wankel facing North- cott, Gerlach going against Larry Fransden of Medicine Hat, Ron Anton of Edmonton meeting Tom Kroeger of Con- sort and Chernoff up against Bill Quilley of Calgary. McCallum, Northcott, Fink and Longmore all dropped into the B section with last night's defeats and they'll swing back into action against the winners of the 9 a.m. B games at 12 noon at the Corral. Defensive star MVP Alan Page sets precedent NEW YORK (AP) Ala Page of Minnesota Vikings the first defensive player ever to be named Most Valuab Player in the National Footba League. He was accorded tha honor today by The Associate! Press. Page, the Vikings' six-Joo1 four, 249-pound defensive tackle grabbed the award with 16 votes of the special panel of 60 epor writers and broadcasters every league city, ouhfisUncin quarterback Roger Staubach Dallas Cowboys and wide i ceiver Otis Taylor of Kansaf City Chiefs. Taylor, the top vote-getter among American Conference players, and Staubach each ceived 10 votes. Miami Dolphin quarterback Bob Griese co lected nine and quarterback Bill Kilmer of Washington Redskins was named on four ballots. r other player received more than two. Notified of the award, Pag found himself at a loss to plain Just how he accomplishes what he does. PLAYS BY EAR "I never paid much attenlio to. what the other tackles did, said Page; "I don't exactly do I'm supposed to i perfect. I play it b; ear and go from there." The others receiving votes were running back Larry Csonka and wide receiver Pai Wai-field of Miami, Kansas City quarterback Len Dawson, de- fensive tackle Bob Lilly of Dal las, quarterback John Hadl o San Diego Chargers, defensive end Carl EUer of Minnesota, quarterback John Brodie of San Francisco '49ers and quarter back Greg Landry of Detro Lions. "Alan Page is On best toot ball player I've ever seen says team-mate Lonnle War wick. "And I'm sure I'll never see a better one. It is impossi- ble for one man to play him." Coach Bud Grant, former coach of Winnipeg Blue Bomb- ers of the Canadian Football League, said: "There are people with some- thing extra. They have the lad ity for turning a game ainun even on one play. And if thej they never get that one play-that threat is still there Southwest tourney under way The second annual Southwest Boy's Basketball Conferenc Tournament got under way to- day in the Picture Butte fflg School gymnasium. Eight teams in the South- west Conference will take part n a two-day single-knockout af fair which will conclude Satur day night. The Coaldale Kate Andrew High School Gaels took on the Winston Churchill Bulldogs a this afternoon and they'll be followed by the Stirling Lak ere and Fort Macleod W. P Valsh Flyers who dress for a p.m. encounter. Two more games will eontt lire ill the first round of play ater in the evening, when the lost Picture Butte Sugar Kings ace the Milk River Comets >i p.m. and the Taber W. R livers meeting the Vauxhall Vikings. Rustlers bomb Leafs RED DEER (CP) Red Deer Rustlers scored three ;oals in each period to wallop Mmonton Maple Leafs 9-1 in Alberta Junior Hockey jeague game Thursday night. Doug Lindskog and Gord Jillon, each with two goals, ed the Rustlers' scorers. Reg [inch, Bob Allen, Darryl rallis, Dale Bingham and Bill [aynes added singles. Gary Kokolski scored Ed- monton's lone goal early in the third, period to spoil Keith Delaney's shut-out bid. Bill OleschuJc started in the nets for the Leafs, but was re- placed by Rick Gibson after the Rustlers' fourth goal about midway in the second period. Red Deer, which cutshot the Leafs 42-19, now are in second place in the league with 40 points, four behind Calgary Mount Royal College Cougars. There were 20 penalties call- ed, 13 to Edmonton. Roundup of bowling AMI BOWL JUNIORS SHOP Lll Hull 2S4, Iran. Ponych 550, Ev ruiisj 342 Vera Nlcholli 571 Dlenne Corbell 272 Dor. Ihy Sorcnsen 252 Jean Pasley 70 Gloria Hrycyk Mi olen Dial 281 (8731, Ethel Pederson 33, Francli Bambrlcfc Herlhi Matsen 237. OORDIE'S John Weycheshen 311 Ken Ing 319 Sid Pollock 311 arrell Lagler 3M Ron Tiylor 1 Bill Broun 333 Bill oullon m, Al Smllh 297 Jack meed 297 Sam Clrirdl 2M Doug Pcdenen 29! SPEEDYS Jtanotfe Smeed 2B1 Mary Ono- ychuk 2J8 UW, Jean Christie 11.1, arg Smllh 746, Grace Beard 248, Marg Mllcomun Nildi Low 219, Belly Taylor 234 Ann Todd lit Junt Taylor SIMPSONS-SEARS Ella McColl 230, Joyce Moore 218, Bernlce Hartley 213. Vivian Hnnlluk 213, Alice Hcynen 255, Elaine Davis 243, Chris Wilson 239, Ian Wilson 2B7, clirf BlocK 237, Bob Tlnordl 2fil, jimmy Rapuino 270. MORNINO COFFEE Dorothy Harrison 29V; Barbara Bul- Jert 237; Preda Linn 213 Bernlce Hev 247; Nina Slndllnger 257 (ml; Hamilton 212; Jens Smyka 231; Edna Whltefoot 231; Vera Nlcholi 2i7 Alice Melvln 243; Cynlhla Mil- llgan 231. MARTINIZINO Mary Morcom 3H Belle Gar- diner 717 Jean Passoy 757 (1711; Bornlce Hay 277; Vcra Nichols 274; Karen Carney 257: Mary Thomson 272 Jin wlllml 2tt> ROM McNib 251; Mickey FIldM 21i Pal Ll Clalra ftOj Dena Smllh 252 GREENS SHOES Eleanor Dorlgalll 32> Phyl Harrison 277 Marlon Guzlk 284; Dena Smllh 292 Marlon Tolley 284 Elsfe Meszaros 785 (734Jf Sieve Meiel 30B John Rimpel 293 Frank Tulllt 294; Jack Smeed 341 Norm Tolley 322 (BID; Ken Kurtz 303 Jim Mai- comson 293. FRIENDLY LIAOUC Gary Kennedy 217; Lcs Sackney 211; ohn Syme 237; Inez Kelly 231; Bill Kelly 243; Mary Klrkbv Maurll Clmpson 257; Linda Klsh 2tO (7721. CAOLES LOOSE Andy !42 Joyce Marsdcn 340; Doug McCarthy 239; Belh Koskoskl Kill 'Kalhy Ludwlg 271; John Larocquo 376; Gary Ward 231; Joe GlllcM 321 Grace Glllitt 271 (tM) Cyril larrwtt 11) and you have to respect them for that threat. "These people come around most infrequently and some- times never." Page was credited with 109 solo tackles and 10 quarterback- ing sacks this season. He also assisted on 35 tackles and tm sacks, scored two safeties, was Medicine Hat officials upset MEDICINE HAT (CP) The selection of the Western Canada Hockey League's Western divi- sion all-star team has officials of Medicine Hat Tigers so angry they are considering boycotting the league's annual banquet and all-star game later this month in Vancouver. Only two Tigers Tom Lys- iak and Stan Weir made the team which was supposed to be picked by the six western divi- sion coaches, but wasn't be- cause Medicine Hat coach Jack Shupe missed a meeting in Ed- monton. "We should have five players on the western Shupe said Thursday. The Tigers had a home game the night of the meeting, he said. Bill Hunter, president of Ed- monton Oil Kings and a WCHL director, said every time an all- star team is picked "there are people who are unhappy." "Medicine Hat said they couldn't attend the meeting, but the other teems ill showed up. One man travelled all the way from Flin Flon to the meeting. Medicine Hat should have made suitable arrangements like everyone else. "It all sounds like four grapes tome." Shupe said it was (fie first time Tigers' officials had miss- ed a meeting in two years, but they were cited at the meeting as having a poor attendance record. "And that Is an out-and-out said Joe Fisher, Medicine Hat vice-president. Replied Hunter: "We've not missed a meeting In seven years so missing one in two years isn't really great." "We are being punished for massing one said Shupe, adding the dub may boy- cott the all-star game and ban- quet. responsible for a tturd, blocked a punt and was credited with 41 "hurrys." "Hurrys" are a category In- stituted by Grant as a further measuring-stick of a lineman's ability. A lineman earns one each time he forces t quarterback to throw the ball before he wants to. The Vikings never bad tht statistic until Page came along. Then they needed new method! to measure proficiency. Cardston site of rodeo action Calf roping, steer wrestling and team roping are all slated to be run off tonight and tomorrow in the new J and L Stables on the outskirts of Cardston. Action gets under way 'tonight at seven. Jim Gladstone and Lynn Jen- sen are hosting this professional and amateur roping and bull dog- ging show and expect to set many of the top names in tin Canadian rodeo world compet- ing over the two doys. Saturday the action starts at 7 a.m. and continues through the day with a free barbeque at 8 p.m. The new stables are situated three miles west of Cardston, just off the Waterton Highway. Both performances are free at charge and everyone is welcome. Men's Boots and Shoes Reduced for Qukk Sale! Everything from '71 must go to make way for this new ipring itockl Many itylej but not In all lizei, to hurry for the belt itloctioni to Put Your Best Foot Forward with a Woolco Charge! Boys' and Girls' Dress and Casuals Must Be Cleared! Great chance to outfit your youngsters for the) new year with ihoei priced much below usual. Bring your children In today while sizes last. pair Open Dally 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Thundoy and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive ;