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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD-9 Argonauts appear to be only club not given any playoff hopes Look for Ottawa repeat in Eastern Football Conference By IAN MacLAJNE The CANADIAN PRESS Montreal Alouettes lost their outstanding running back of a year John but don't seem any the worse off as the Eastern Football Conference sets to open Wednesday finalist in voting for the Canadian Football League's best player in has joined Memphis Southmen- of the World Football League. His absence was expected to leave a big hole in the Montreal but coach Marv Levy apparently has recruited well. So well that he was able to drop former all- star receiver Terry Evenshan from the club And despite the Alouettes are joint favorites with Ottawa Rough Riders to top the EFC standings this season Both clubs finished the preseason with 4-0 records and the Grey-Cup-champion Riders got a fifth win over the CFL allstars Hamilton more settled than at this stage a year ago when they had 17 new faces in the should take third spot ahead of the troubled Toronto Argonauts Whatever its doubtful that there will be the 1973 scramble for playoff spots when the who wound up with all the had just eight vic- more than the other three EFC teams the first time a team has won seven games and missed the play- said Ticat coach Jerry Williams not really dis- gusted that we missed just disappointed Canadian Press football writers in the four Eastern Conference cities pick Ottawa to repeat with Montreal fighting Hamilton third and Toronto last While most clubs might worry about losing a player of Harvey's Levy shrugs it off should show marked improvement he adding addition of Joe Cntchlow from Win nipeg has helped our front four from Ot- has helped our lineback- ing and allowed us to move Marv Luster back and that's helped our secondary New coach George Bran- cato in Ottawa saw the front four he had pampered for several years fall apart with both Rudy Sims and Tom Laputka ready to depart for the WFL Under the two imports along with Wayne Smith and Jim Piaskoski had been nicknamed the Capital Punishment line Ottawa Rough Riders Brancato represents one of the biggest changes in the Ot- tawa organization A long- time architect of the Riders' outstanding defen- sive he was named head coach when Jack Gotta moved to the WFL's Birmingham Americans With Sims the Riders are trying to replace Laputka with rookie Carl Taylor Green's return gives Ottawa formidable backfield with Jim Evenson Back Gene picked up from Edmonton Es- is on the injured list The big surprise in camp was play of Rick Cassata The consistency of the other half of Riders' quarterback Jerry give Brancato reason to be happy. Apart from the front Ottawa has little to worry about on'defence with linebackers Gerry Wayne Giardino and Mark Kosmos along with Wayne Tosh and Al Marcelm at the corners and John Rod Woodward and Dick Adams patrolling the deep back Ottawa has strength and ex- perience along the offensive line with 17-year veteran Moe Tom Roger Charlie Donn Smith and centre Bob McKeown The major worry as far as Clair is is the apa- thy of fans. is getting says Clair are getting more everything is going up. is the money going to come Montreal Alouettes While Clair was bemoaning the lack of numbers at Lan- Montreal owner Sam Berger has a new white and blue color scheme to the uniforms The Als have been the CFL's depressed area in attendance for several years and Berger 000 on the operation last year. Levy's chief how- is molding a winner from his newcomers and late- arriving the latter susceptible to injuries because of their lack of condi- tion due to the players' strike. Tight end Peter Dalla Riva injured his knee in June and didn't see any action until the team's final pre-season game at and veteran quarterback Sonny recovering from a knee sur- re-injured it against Calgary Levy said the Wade injury wasn't but Jimmy Jones will be the No. 1 quarterback. we want to do on first down is to be able to either run or to have the quarterback run the Levy said. who played most of the way last couldn't do that any more. simply handed off on a run and threw on a pass It wasn't his fault that was just what he could do. Jones and Wade are going to be able to do what we and increase the pressure on the defence Hamilton Coach Williams feels the Ti- cats will get away to a faster start for two changes and a more ex- perienced Chuck Ealey direct- ing traffic. who impressed in his rookie had trouble with his play calling and execution until late in 1973 when the 'Cats won four of their last six games and came within a whisker of making the post- season games the end of last year I think we were as strong as any team in the said Wil- liams Tips to rookies Montreal Alouette coach Marv Levy gives pointers to rookies at a recent training session. and Ottawa Rough Riders were 4-0 during exhibition season Changing rules makes quite a difference SAN Tex The game was scoreless With about 30 seconds left in the Houston Oilers' kick- ing specialist Finn Seeman trotted out for a field goal attempt from the opposition's 37 Last year in the National Football the kick would have been successful with several yards to spare This it fell short by inches field goal he's going to have to be strong-leg- Race results EDMONTON Northlands Park race results Monday FIRST 600 claiming 3 year olds six furlongs Derby Dart 4 40 2 50 230 .Quiet Sir 240 2 10 Eager Alder 2 50 Time 1133-5 Sundre Sam Gallant VI also ran Track Scratch Shady Do SECOND 700 4 year olds and 1 1-16 miles Flying Kacy 6 30 4 20 4 30. My Meteor 6 50 4 Tiger Tim 5 10 Time 1 47 Sharp El Astro Prince. Carouter Indian Heir Of Hope Diddle also ran DAILY THIRD claiming 4 year olds and 1 1-16 miles Perfect Host 5 00 4 30 3 30. Frosted Gold 25 70 13 It's Happening 5 00 Time 1 47 1-5 Doolln Soon Roily Ky White Roue Gallon O'Gold also ran Track Scratch Khamlte FOURTH 3 year olds. 6 furlongs Foul Line 5 00 3 90 3 Twins Answer 7 70 4 Prince Gaelic 3 40 Time 1114-5 Morning Icy Just Worthy Dream also ran FIFTH 4 year 6 Careless Sun 5 00 3 60 2 Tally Boy 5 30 3 Cotton Tom 2 80 Time 1 12 West Wind Gal Edith's Boy also ran SIXTH 4 year olds and up 1 1-16 miles Tame Prince 380 2 Ballyclare 510 310 Stumbling Cub 2 60 Time 1 46 Kit Setters. Love Success also ran SEVENTH 4 year olds and 1 1-16 miles Slone 21 50 8 90 7 50. Haudn's Smoke 1270 6 70 6 20 Time 1 46 3-5 Gold Heiress Sheba's Share A Mistake Some Mlsser Damon s Demon also ran EIGHTH 4 year 6 furlongo New Governor 14 60 5 10 3 40. Jay's Victory 3 60 3 Cypress Cove 2 70 Time 1112-5 Champagne Prince White Jet also ran NINTH 4 year olds and 1 1-16 miles Morning Master 600 360 2 Whonnock Willie S 30 3 40. Chained Flag 3 70 Time 1 46 2-5 Special Tallyho Joe. Rub The Lamp. Another Mission also ran title. ged if we're going to see some three said owner Bud Adams This year the goal posts are 10 yards deep in the end zone rather than on the goal line in the NFL This new rule and others got what apparently was their first full-scale game tryout this past weekend when a squad of mostly rookies and some veterans from the Oilers' training camp beat San Antonio Toros 13-7 in an ex- hibition game like it's 50 million miles away from Houston Coach Sid Gillman said of the goal posts' new position Earlier in the Seeman was not called on by Gillman when the Oilers' drove to the San Antonio 40 and then to the 44 Both Gillman chose to punt Gillman sees more ex- citement in punt and pickoff returns but also worries about injuries in kick coverage Oiler rookie Billy Johnson of Widemer managed 12-yard returns on short punts which might have resulted in fair catches last year On punts this only two members of the punting team can run downfield before the ball is kicked. On the ball is placed on the kicking team's 35-yard line instead of the 40 In last weekend's all seven kickoffs were returned. None found their way into the end zone what a premium for great return Gillman declared a lit- tle organization Andy the confer- ence's leading rusher last gives the Ticats ade- quate running strength along with veteran Dave Fleming and off-season recruiting land- ed Ezill Bibbs and Bubba both 250-pound defen- sive ends-tackles. The Williams con- were weakest against the rush and he's hoping to strengthen in this area Among George a speedster from Iowa has impressed at the right corner which may al- low Williams to move Lewis an all-star at that NFL stars led DETROIT The National Football League Alumni Associa- tion said Monday it feels striking players being led and warned the walkout threatens the existence of professional football in the United States what we say may sound critical of the we speak in their Leon alumni associa- tion said in a statement cannot believe that the rank and file of the players' association is united in support of the extreme position reflected by the players' demands feel the players are being led misguided into an indefensible position from which there even- tually could be no return The release says the strike is divisive and the cause and large is not reasonable veterans are not strangers to labor wars Lest tne players we are the ones who fought the owners to es- tabhsh the players' association We passed the torch to the present players We feel they have abused it We fear now they may use it to down the edifice which is pro football Softball The L A Legionettes will represent Southern Alberta in the Intermediate Women's Softball provincial championships this weekend in Lethbndge after besting the Rittway Flames 26-25 and 15-9 in a wild playoff series over the weekend The Legionettes rallied for six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning Saturday to edge the Flames despite being outhit 29-15 But the Legionettes receiv- ed 21 walks from Rittway pitching to score their 26 runs Barb Brown had a double and two singles for the winners while Fran Krasopoff added a double and a single Eva Pernnger sparkled in a losing ripping two two doubles and a single Brenda Lazanck also shone with a home triple and two singles Linda Kish was credited with the victory for the Legionettes while Elaine Yip was tagged with the loss The Legionettes had another big seventh inning crossing the plate six times to cinch the 15-9 triumph and push themselves into the provincial finals Linda Gorko tripled and Gayle Pilling doubled and singled in support of winning pitcher Joyce Kucheran Elaine Yip had a pair of doubles for the Flames Ginnell is new partner NANAIMO Paddy a former Western Canada Hockey League is a new partner in the Nanaimo Clippers British Columbia Junior Hockey it was an- nounced Monday rrently holds controlling inteiest in Vic- toria Cougars of the and Cliff and Larry McNabb told a news conference a coach for the Clippers would to offence If Henley doesn't 21-year-old Mike 13 years the veteran's is ready to move into the lineup Ealey's other passing targets are Tony Gary Kuzyk Fleming Toronto Argonauts The Argo camp has been rife with dissension as owner Bill Hodgson goes about creating the kind of team he envisaged as a fan before purchasing the club earlier this year from John Bassett Long-time favorite Bill Symons was eased out early and then Tim a sure starter at the couldn't come to terms until late in the training camp Then veteran Dave Raimey left camp after a set-to with Eric Allen and threatened to jump to the WFL's Memphis Southmen before being accepted back coach John Rauch Rauch had enough trouble trying to find a No 1 quarter- back to replace Joe Theismann Mike who saw little action in a back-up will be challenged by Jim obtained from Saskatchewan At least 16 players are gone from the 1973 Argos. Rauch is a master of disguising his plans but indications are that eight of the 15 imports will be worked into offence. Rauch seems ready to settle on Ed Shuttlesworth and Doyle Orange as his running and has put Clew House on the injured list Raimey's return could give Argos some relief at since Gene Mack is expected to miss at least eight weeks with a knee injury picked up against British Columbia Lions Owners sweeten order salary boost WASHINGTON Na- tional Football League owners are sweetening the pot for the 114 veterans who have crossed picket lines and reported to training camp The NFL management bargaining agency for the owners in the labor dis- pute with the NFL Players ordered a salary increase Monday night for all including rookies and free who are in training The action came after nego- tiations had moved back to point zero with no date set foi future contract bargaining Federal Mediator James Scearce said Monday the negotiations had collapsed and that he did not intend to call another meeting until is reason to believe that the talks will result in progress In New Wellington Mara chairman of the management council's ex- ecutive announc- ed that it was immediately authorizing the 26 clubs to implement the improved pay schedule to all players now in training camps This means that each rookie will now get a week while in rather than a daily pay of 65 And the veterans who defied the union will get an additional 10 per cent of their up to for the training season Earlier in the Scearce conducted a brief bargaining session to which the players union sent seven represen- tatives but the management sent only lawyer Sargent Karch There are no said Karch as he walked down the hall after remaining in the room only a few minutes be back when there are proposals tne players associa- tion wishes to give us Management council repre- sentatives said after 217z days of negotiations winch ended with the owners walk- ing that they would not at- tend any mere meetings until the union made new proposals At a news conference Mon- day Bill un- ion and Ed the executive accus- ed the owners of refusing to negotiate in an attempt to break the union owner of New York Giants said earlier Monday that it is now likely the NFL will play the exhibition season with free agents and the veterans who reported to training camp 'We are confident the games will be attractive and but we feel the fans should have an opportuni- ty to decide for Mara said Miners see action twice The Lethbndge Miners will entertain Calgary Tape Deck for a pair of Calgary Major Men's Fastball League games Wednesday night The first game of the scheduled doubleheader is set Tries and fails Al Balding and caddy Hugh McMaster express Jor a 7 45 p m start while the depression after Balding failed in his qualifying bid Kgames aTslated for for this week's Canadian Open the Dave Elton Fastball Park THE BENY BOYS HAVE STRIPPED DOWN for ACTION you can talk VERN SCHEIDT out of anything See him now he can give you a great buy on one of the re- maining 1974 in a great choice of colors and models. the Beny Boys have gone mad they've been out in the hot sun too long They've strip- ped down for action. 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