Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
_______________Tuesday, July 1972 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HCTAlD 3 Baseball has meant sportsmanship, values By .IOE ItAI.I.A Hi-raid Staff Writer wrong with haHolKill today? Geoi-ge Wesley of G r a n u in feels loo many of today s play- ers, particularly the younger, are pulling Hie name ot' the job above everylhing c-he. a loss of a of sporl.s-manship and value.1-. GEM-.HC Wesley is a scale grain farmer turned large-scale rancher who snenl a porlion of his ni'ilur- ing managing one of the holies! baseball clubs sonlhurn Alberta has ever seen the Granuni Whitesox; Idler lire Lelhbrhlge Whilesox. For many years before that he was with a farm team at; Wrenlt'.am. Those hot days in basebjll for Lellibjidgc and southern Alijcr-, la during Ihe 1950s and! early And, George look lo i his In.-'.: of baseball the same as he di'.l to grain farming and ranciiiiig to IMJ on lop and win. And win he did. In HltiO ii with the SiisUUooi Comnir-.iores, his leam tared Ihe Western Canadian championship. The G r a n u m Whilesox be- longed lo the Southern Alberta Baseball League in Ihose days and Geo arch rival on the diamond was none other lhan Harry Watson of Picture Blille. Whenever the Iwo met In petition the Whitesox and the Warriors it was high-calibre baseball 3 calibre thai may take many years before it re-; turns lo southern Alberta. Unlike Watson, who used to do much of his scouting him-'. self at training camps in Cali- fornia. George usually just picked up Ihe telephone and. was in immediate touch with one ot his field scouts south of the border. George e n c o u r aged his youngest son Gordon (o look U: baseball seriously, and he; spent parts ot Iwo winters atj training camps in Florida Whellrer it was George Wes-- ley and his Whitesox Lelhbridge from Granum, Harry Waison taking his leara.v to Picture Buttc, fans were al-l ways assured of good and color. Several of the players who! toiled MI diamonds in the; south country made il all tha: way to the top in Hie majors- Nelson Briles and Ray Wash- Iiixccl control topic of book The publication Control Livestock Insects 1972-73 is now available from dislricl agricnl-: turisls and the publications of- fice of the Alberta department: of agriculture, Edmonton. Prepared by Hie crop prolec-; tion and pest, control branch of the plant industry division, it lists Ihe most recenl insecti-. cides and apph'calion rales for i controlling lice, ticks, grubs' and flies on dairy and beef tie. sheep, goats, swine and; poultry. While George Wesley always What often hurt was w_heii he looked upon basehau1 as a had to ptdl stime of his gasiu, he look il seriously and players at times because they Slates giving Ihe local games more than" one occasion I had he was always out Ihere to weren't doing as they wera burn to name a few. And. it "On more lhan one occasion wasn't uncor-.itn'jii lo see scouts I wn.s asked to leave the from the maiui-s in the United says George Wesley. on the once over. to be ejected." told. SEE THE BRAND NEW Standard equipment includes 3 speed transmission, power steering and brakes, heavy duty heater ond defrosters, demand water tern, luKuriouc oak panelling and sleeps 6. Specially Priced at See Also Our Complete Line Of 1972 TRAILERS and CAMPERS COUTTS HIGHWAY PHONE 327-3165 LETHBRIDGE: Now at Lcthbridge Honda Centre 3, 5 and 10 SPEED YCLES Parts Accessories Service Ample Parking LETHBRIDGE HONDA 1117 2nd AVE. S. PHONE 327-8889 Closed Monday. Open Daily a.m. to p m. Thursday and Friday a.m. lo 9 p.m.