Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
July 1974 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Prairie tennis championships under way VANCOUVER The B C Lions football club could chalk up another deficit this year because of its high rental rates and poor facilities the club president warned Tuesday Dr Wes Munsie said that the Canadian Football League club has reached a stalemate with the Pacific National Ex- hibition in its attempts to im- prove Empire Stadium He said the PNE executive committee had rejected the Lions' request to reduce its current rental rate of 15 per cent of the gross gate receipts for each game A year he the club had hoped it could turn the financial tide when Resources Minister Bob Williams announced the PNE was to come under provincial authority At that time Mr Williams said he hoped the provincial government would review rental contracts with all PNE major tenants Dr Munsie said that since that time he has been unable to meet with MLA for Vancouver East which embraces the site of the PNE got to meet with the province and discuss our problems and the future of Hunting Application Deadlines August deadlines have been established for applications to participate m draws for the limited number of licenses to hunt non- trophy Rocky Mountain Sheep Rocky Mountain Goat and Prong- horn Antelope Applications for the non-trophy sheep draw must be post marked no later than August 3. Applications for the special draw for goat and antelope licenses must be post marked no later than August 23 Alberta residents are eligible for the sheep and goat and antelope draws. A limited number of applications for the antelope draw will be accepted from non-resident Canadians. Application forms may be ob- tained from Alberta Lands and Forests Fish and Wildlife district offices or from the Edmonton cen- tral Natural Resources Build- 109 Street and 99 Postal T5K 2E1 PLEASE SEND ME AN NAME ADDRESS POSTAL CODE LANDS AND FORESTS Thinking about tomorrow ...today football in this said the Lions president Dr Munsie said that com- pared to other professional sports using PNE the rate charged to the Lions is far too high Even more Dr Munsie is financial back- ing for rebuilding Empire Stadium into a from the current covered facility The PNE executive com- mittee told the Lions' ex- ecutive last month it favored an engineering survey for the but at no cost to the PNE Dr Munsie said the perhaps in conjunc tion with the city and federal would have to bear the estimated cost for the survey Last year the Lions had a the worst in the club's 20-year history Ticket prices have gone up this year The engineering survey would show the best method of re-constructing the he as well as in- dicating a total which would also have to be borne by government agencies In the short Dr Mun- sie the rental rate should be reduced to eight per cent of the gross gate receipts rather than the present 15 per cent He said the Vancouver Canucks hockey team pays tent of a game com- pared to the Lions' The Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team pay a stadium rental of only a game at the he added Pro lacrosse on the coast VANCOUVER Colin Com- missioner of the Western Lacrosse said Monday night the association was attempting to form a professional lacrosse league on the west but nothing has been settled Mr Cruickshank said talks about a new professional league have been held with Vancouver Blazers of the World Hockey Association and industrialist Jim Pat- who purchased the Blazers also held talks with several groups on the he but wouldn't name the groups trying to go pro but we're still in the planning stages and there's so much more to do before we can make any official an- nouncement The league directors are all for it though The WLA now has four in New Coquitlam and Victoria There are reports that groups in the United States arc interested in joining a professional lacrosse similar to the National Lacrosse League m the McCormick survives Aussie chatter SASKATOON Davis Cup Star Don McCormick of Vancouver extended his mas- tery over Canadian rivals this season as he posted an im- pressive victory Tuesday in the first round of the Prairie Regional Tennis Tour- nament The victory was achieved despite persistent attempts by Lindsay Straney to talk him out of it a teaching pro at Glenmore Racquets Club in absorbed a 6-4 defeat in boiling 90-degree temperatures He kept the issue in doubt despite a slow start in each set by combining an assortment of lobs and spins with a steady stream of chatter an Australian who once played regularly on the United States amateur cir- showed his lack of tough recent competition but oc- casionally produced deft shots which McCormick couldn't match shouldn't try a shot like said Straney after McCormick missed a delicate drop shot at the net know you've got no touch At another Straney objected mildly when McCor- mick won his third vital point of the match as a ball struck the net cord and trickled over for a point too good to be so said Straney. that's why I'm leading the tour in said McCormick McCormick has reached the semi-finals in each of the first three tournaments on this tour and holds a big lead in the race to qualify for a special Grand Prix playoff in Ottawa next month The top six men and four women among Canadians on the tour also will qualify for the lucrative Cana- dian Open McCormick was one of three former Canadian Davis Cuppers to have trouble in the first round Dave Brown of Port Ont needed three sets to stop Rico Policarp of and Tony Bardsley of Van- couver survived a slow start to eliminate Scott Dunlop of Ottawa 6-3 For the victory end- ed a run of tough luck. He bowed in the first round of the three previous tournaments on the national Canadian tour lost in the third set each time and twice it was 7-6 against me in a tie-breaker in the said was afraid I had forgotten how to win a match Brown faces Jean Caujolle of France today in a second- round match seeded second behind countryman Eric had a tough match against Pe- ter Pospisil of Toronto but prevailed 7-5 evidently weary after arriving late Monday night from entered today's second round by down- ing talented young Kostie Killas of Vancouver 6-4 Top-seeded Susan Stone of Vancouver and consistent Stephanie Bardsley of Van- Tony's posted easy first-round victories in women's competition Stone whipped Marcit Saifer of Winnipeg 6-4 anci Bardsley eliminated Dru-Ann Mushlian of Ont 6-3 Happy in Canada Czech hockey star Vaclav tells press conference he s happy to be in Canada He will play with the Toronto Toros Nedomansky says that Czech hockey players live from month to he did not even have a bank account when he defected High rents may cost Lions He won't miss Czechoslavakia TORONTO Vaclav Nedomansky left little behind when he defected from his native Czechoslovakia last week to join Toronto Toros of the World Hockey Association The Toros introduced Nedomansky at a news conference Tuesday and the 30-year-old world hockey star listed a fur- nished apartment as the principal asset left behind m his defection Interpreter Mike Bukovac explained that even a high-ranking hockey star such as Nedomansky lives from one week's pay to the next in Czechoslovakia and he left no bank ac- count behind Nedomansky signed a five-year contract with the Toros reported to be worth about The 6 foot 210 pound centre let the interpreter do most of his talking A former Czech national team captain and Most Valuable Player in the last world amateur hockey cham- Nedomansky said he had been trying for about the last seven or eight years to make the move to North American professional hockey He said a number of attempts had been made by National Hockey League and WHA interests to obtain his release from Czechoslovakia through official channels but these were always turn- ed down He arrived in Canada as a landed immigrant last Wednesday after going through Switzerland He was ac- companied by his and Vaclav Jr Asked why he chose the Nedomansky said he thought the WHA was upcoming he knew Toros coach Billy Harris and left wingers Frank Mahavolich and Paul Henderson and the salary also was a big incentive Richard another former Czech national team also will be joining the Toros later this general manager Buck Houle said has signed a contract and will be here before Sept said Houle ANDY CAPP 's YOI I'VE SAID IT ONCE AN1 I'LL SAY IT AGAIN THE FURNITURE I'M THROUGH A LOT OF STOMACH POWDER THESE DAYS THAT'S TOMORROW tV TODAY'S MY DAY FOR First WFL showdown set ASSOCIATED PRESS The rookie World Football plunging into the midst of its third will have four teams battling tonight to hang on to their un- beaten records At least one is likely to fail A pair of undefeated Birmingham Americans and Memphis matched in a WFL version of a showdown game Neither club wants to play in the league's first over- time tie ever have a fine quarter- back and two of the better run ning backs m the said Birmingham head coach Jack Gotta about the WFL scoring leaders with a 25-pomt-per- game average Quarterback John who has 22 completions in 37 attempts for 342 leads Memphis Running back J J Jennings has a total of 17 yards rushing for the Southmen and John has 85 yards In other games un- beaten Chicago Fire plays Portland undefeated Florida Blazers meet Houston Texans and Southern Califor- nia Sun faces Jacksonville Sharks Philadelphia Bell is at home to New York Stars Thursday Royals take second spot The Lethbridge Royals travelled to Kimberley for the ten team Summerfest In- vitational Soccer Tournament over the and came home with second place and in prize money The Royals dropped their first encounter to the Sandor All Stars by a narrow 6-5 but came back to shut out Kimberley All Stars 5-0 and Fernie United 7-0 to take second place Nelson won the two day tourney John Stropnik led the local attack with five goals in the three while Angelo Mauro counted four and Bill Calderwood kicked in three Conny Sontagg scored twice for the Royals while singles came off the feet of Dennis Ivan Smeljanec and Frank Sunano Goalies Bill Rab and Abby Weber shared duties in all three games SUPER SUMMER SLACKS SAVING 450 PAIR DRESS PANTS be Cotton. 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