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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta BV I'M LCCKIN' FORWARD TO, THAT TRIP THIS J WtWA TIME WE W> UV3T VfAR -THEM LONDON BlW5.'AN'S3ME 0' THEYt IT TOOK MS A MONTH TO SET OVER IT.' I IT TOO GSUE'SCWIE AT -5-fER MOTHER'S m THIS WEEKEND T' ME MOTHER'S -THIS WEEKEND Berger not saying much O'Quinn gets the axe MONTREAL (CP) The partnership that brought Mont- real its first Grey Cup in 21 years split Friday when Al- ouettes owner Sam Berger fired John (Red' O'Quinn as the team's general manager. Berger immediately named J. I. Albrecht, assistant general manager and director of player personnel with the Canadian Football League club under the Berger-O'Quinn regime, to the general manager post. The decision to fire O'Quinn came amid reports of dissension In the club's front oftice, partic- ularly of O'Quinn's objections to the pecking order involved in Borne club affairs. Berger said simply: "Ob- viously I had to have good rea- sons, but because of legal impli- cations I can't say any more. "I'll have to fall back on legal terminology and just say 'I have discharged him for good and sufficient he told B news conference. HAS YEARS The firing throws up in the air the future of O'Quinn's five-year contract with the Alouetles, which his lawyer says still has two years to run. "I know Sam Berger Is an honorable man and I'm assum- ing he will honor the terms of my O'Quinn said in an interview from his home Fri- day. "I hope there Is no prob- lem In that regard. "I had hoped to survive all this and see this club come back to what it can be, but if they feel they can do better an- other way, I can only wish them all the best." Albrecht said he first got wind that something was afoot when he received a call from O'Quinn Thursday telling him he now was in charge of veteran play- ers contracts. As that meant more duties for Albrecht's office, he arranged to meet Berger Friday to disucss the situation. O'Quinn told Al- brecht not to go to Berger's of- fice without meeting him first. Albrecht said he tried to reach O'Quinn before the sched- uled meeting but to no avail. He answered Berger's charge that he was late by saying he had been trying to get in touch with O'Quinn thinking he wanted to attend the meeting. "When I got upstairs Red was called again and after a short discussion Mr. Berger told him he was I was hired." O'Quinn's statements of disap- pointment at the end of the partnership were echoed at least in part by Berger who said lie had not approached the deci- sion "with any gladness." "When I came to Montreal, the first thing I relied upon was Red he said. Berger had purchased the foundering Alouettes from pre- vious owner Joe Atwell follow- ing the 19C9 Grey Cup. He brought O'Quinn here, after the pairs long association as presi- dent and general manager re- spectively of Ottawa Rough Ri- ders. O'Quinn then brought in Albrecht, the man who now suc- ceeds him. O'Quinn's partnership with Stampede Wrestling TABER ARENA JULY 17 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT TOR KAMATA v, DAN KROFFAT TRIPLE PORTZ find SUPERHAWK and RUHL vs TOMAASO and SITO and VILLA ROGERS vs BRUTUS BUTCHER vs PRINGLE S1.50 Watch Stampede .Wrestling. in CJOC-TV Berger brought the Rough Ri- ders Grey Cups in 1968 and 19G9 and the Alouettes won their first Grey Cup since 1949 under their direction in 1970, O'Quinn's first season as general manager of the Montreal club. Conditions at the club have clouded lately with the depar- ture last month of defensive coach Bob Ward who termed Etcheverry and the hold-out of several key play- ers. Others are playing out their options and there are reports of an austerity program. Berger told the news confer- ence he felt fortunate to have Albrecht as an instant replace- ment for O'Quinn and that the new general manager "knows all the ramifications of foot- ball." Albrecht served on the coach- Ing staffs of several United States universities prior to his appointment as special talent consultant in 1959 with the then-embryo American Football League. He was enlisted by Perry Moss in 1960 as director oE player personnel with the Al- ouettes. He resigned that post in 1903 to become assistant general manager and business manager of the AFL Oakland Raiders. Albrecht organized the Mont- real-based Quebec Rifles of the United Football League in 1964, serving as general manager and director of player personnel. He brought Etcheverry back to pro football in Montreal as coach of the Rifles. The new general manager then worked as an NFL scout until he was hired here by O'Quinn, following Berger's pur- chase of the Alouettes. Albrecht said he had not signed a new contract with the team, but that his first concern was to get the Alouetes back to the winning spot Ihe club held in 1970. The Als finished last in the four-team Eastern Football Conference in 1971. MOBILE HOME Double Wide 24'x40' 3 Bedroom MIDWEST MOBILE HOMES PHONE 327-1986 JUNIOR LACROSSE HENDERSON ARENA "THE FASTEST GAME ON TWO FEET1" CALGARY ROYALS LETHBRIDGE NATIVE SONS SATURDAY, JULY IS, p.m. Adulti J.OO U Under Free Students and Pensioner) Saturday, July 15, THE lETHBRIDSt HERALD Richard Andreacltuk in battle for junior squad Barb Home just misses berth on team EDMONTON (Special) Body Cole of Edmonton shoi a final round 76 Friday to posi a 22-stroke victory in winning her ninth Alberta women's goll championship. Playing on her home coursi at the Highlands Golf Club Mi's. Cole was the only golfei to finish below par with a two- rnider par total if 298. Marilyn Dahl of Calgary was secor.i with 320 after shooting a final round 79. Mrs. Cole and Miss Dahl along with Kathy Galusha o Edmonton and Arlene Macln tosh of Calgary, won spots on Ihe inter provincial team on the basis of tlie three lowest 18-hole scores. Miss Galusha finsihed third at 321 and Barb Home of Letli- bridge and Mrs. Macintosh were next at 328. Defending champion Marilyn Daku of Calgary posted a 329. The provincial junior team was also selected with Carin McBean of Calgary, Heather McSporran of Edmonton anc Pat Hall of Medicine Hat win- ning berths. Selections were based on the women's champ- ionship and last week's provin- cial junior play. Pat Austin of Edmonton and Pat Heisler of Calgary tied for the top spot on the senior women's squad with 251, basec on the three lowest rounds in the tournament. Maureen Bus- mann and Mike Saffold, both of Calgary, vere named to the team. Meanwhile in Calgary Kirk Manning of Calgary, recover- ing from a poor second round of seven-over-par 77, roared to life Friday with an even par 70 to win the Alberta junior golf championship. Manning, 17, playing on his home Elks' Lodge Course, had a 54-hole total of seven-over- par 217. Milwaukee lead shared by twosome MILWAUKEE (AP) Jim Colbert and George Johnson, with one major victory between them in 11 combined years on the pro golf tour, survived swirling winds and a four-way challenge Friday to share a one-stroke lead after two rounds in the Greater Milwau- kee Open. Johnson, one of four first round leaders at B5, came back with a 68 lor a nine-under total of 133 over the yard, par 71 Tripoli Golf Club course. Colbert, one down at 66 Thurs- day, was six under for his first eight holes Friday before set- tling for 67. Tied at 134 were rookie Billy Zlobro, veterans Rod Funseth and Chuck Courtney and Tom empt player. Ulozas, another of Thursday's co-leaders, blew a chance to tie for the lead when he missed a four-foot putt on his last hole for a bogey. It took a par 142 total for the low 76 to make the cut. The other two first day lead- ers, Bruce Fleisher and Labron Harris Jr., slipped but made the cut. Fleisher shot a 72 for a 137 and Harris 73 for 138. Defending champion Dave Eicnelberger was still In at 141. George Knudson of Toronto slayed in by shooting 68 for a 139 total. Ben Kern of Toronto nad 75 for 145. EARLY BIRD SALE ON 1972 FARM TRUCKS IT'S PERDUE MOTORS FOR THAT NEW GMC TRUCK EQUIPPED WITH BOX AND HOIST, STOCK RACKS OR JUST CAB -AND CHASSIS "YES! TRADES ARE WELCOME" TRADES and TERMS G.M.A.C. FINANCING Ur All these truckt ore equipped with: Wost Coast mirrors Engine block healer Heavy duty front and rear suspension, everloodi Cast ipoko wheels recommended for 9.00 rubber 5 spd. close relic, transmission on reor 2 roar cixlo "SAFETY FIRST" V-8 engine Vacuum reserve Icnk and gaugoi 108" cob to axle for that 13' grain or beet box Let's discuss irucki now, tho Irucki art Iha lavingi art loli It roady to go beforu tho fall ruih. 5408 48lh AVE. Perdue Motors (1964) Ltd PHONE 223-3571 TABER. ALBERTA "I knew hefore the mcnt started that I said Manning, ih'al nohbie- vetcran ol urlth n TO Vvi ni and Gulleit SULLY SAYS ES S3 m sjf jl -By Pat IB; BIT OF EVERYTHING When the news broke from the head offices of Hockey Canada that Bobby Hull would be ineligible to play for Canada against Russia because he lias not signed a National Hockey League contract, Ihe screams were heard clear acrosss Canada and back One of the first to lodge a protest to Hockey Canada's action was Harold Ballard, owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Gardens where one of the four games set for Canada, will be played Ballard's protest brought the humor out of the spoils page editor for the Winnipeg Free Press as he headed a story "Hark, the Angel Ballard Sings." Ballard has had his trouble with the Internal Revenue department of late for tax evasion Jack Malheson, of the Winnipeg Tribune, yet another host of a Canada-Russia encount- er, resigned from the board of governors of Hockey Canada, 22 days after his appointment, in protest of the Hull affair Matheson writes that he wired his resignation "effective July 13, the day the NHL be- came bigger than our country" He went on to say "Winnipeggers shouldn't be surprised at what happen- ed when Hockey Canada said Bobby Hull, a Canadian, can'l play for his country because he doesn't play for NHL any more He'd have been okay if he were playing for Chicago, which is in Illinois, but he's per- sona non grata now that he plays for Winnipeg, Mani- toba, Canada Edmonton Eskimos cut quarterback Frank Harrit Friday leaving just three signal-callers in camp Included in the list were holdover Bruce Lemmerman, and rookies Dennis Dummit, from UCLA via Ottawa Rough Riders and Dave Syme, from Simon Fraser University Syme's parents Mr. and Mri. John Syme, live in Lethbridge P. Lawson Travel Agency sent a note along the other day for those interested in travelling to Russian to watch the Canadians play The trip, from Edmonton to Moscow, barring hijacking and back would cost The trip included return fare, three meals a day, hotel etc. It must have been popular, it is already sold out There is a chance they may get one more plane George Gemer, coach of the Lethbridge Track and Field Club, has received an invitation to lecture and coach at the first annual U.S.A. national track and field clinic at Sacramento State College Gemer will join Polish, Russian and American instructors. The list of names for the annual Lacombe Lions Baseball tournament July 19 and 20 has reached cap- acity with six Canadian teams and two American squads set to play for the Fred Stewart trophy and S4.600 in prize money Canadian teams include Edmonton Tigers and Calgary Giants of the Alberta Major Baseball League, Moose Jaw Devons, Kam- loops Okonots and North BaMleford Beaveri along with San Mateo Bulldogs of California and Spokane, Washington Calgary Stampeders are pleasing a lot of people of late They have lost both starts in the exhibition season and already stories are circulat- ing that last year's Grey Cup win was a fluke We'll see what happens when it's time to play for pay Stampeders gave an indication of things to come when they dumped the CFL All-Stars. Golf league play results LAKESIDE Low net Sonnr Dorigatti, 31. Low gross Sonny Slavich, Dorigatti 37. Low team net CHEC Radio. Jim Matkin, Tory Baldwin, Mag Nelson and Hay Nesting- 148. 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