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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta July LETHBRIDGE Little headway made in NFL strike Encounters giant Miles of met Andre the Giant at Monday's wrestling card at the Exhibition Pavilion. though reports is listed as being and weighing 424 pounds. Lethbridge Miners Mustangs best locals 3-1 By LLOYD YAMAGISHI Herald Sports Writer The Lethbridge Miners have come up with their off games during the 1974 Calgary Major Men's Fastball League season but it hasn't been so obvious as in Monday night's en- counter against the Calgary Mustangs. The who are of senior A just didn't seem to be on the so to and dropped a narrow 3-1 decision to the visiting senior B Mustangs at Dave Elton Park. The loss left the locals sporting a 14-5-1 won-lost-tie record and a third place standing in the eight-team league. They'll have a chance to redeem themselves tonight as they entertain Calgary Stereo Hut for a pair of league tilts slated for and nine at Dave Elton Park. Stereo Hut is also of senior A calibre and should provide stiff competition for the Miners. Meanwhile in last night's league the Miners were simply out-played by the Calgarians who were not ex- pected to put up much of a fight against the locals. In their last the locals defeated the Mustangs 7-3 and 3-1 and this could possibly have been one of the reasons for their lackadaisical play. The locals are generally an aggressive ball club on offence and defence but one would not have suspected that after watching last night's tilt. The Mustangs took charge of the ball game right from the start as they threatened to score a bunch of runs in the opening inning. Only some superb pitching from Darrell Leavitt prevented a big inning for the visitors who had loaded the bases with their first three batters. Leavitt reeled back and rifl- ed the third strike past the next two batters and forced the sixth hitter he faced in the inning to ground out. The local chucker didn't fare as well in the third frame as the Mustangs hit the scoresheet for a single run on consecutive singles by Steve Evans and George Peilan. But the Miners came back in the bottom half of the inn- ing and evened the score on singles by Corrido Santoni and Mitch Mychasiuk. The fifth frame proved to be the disastrous inning as the Mustangs rallied for their two-game-winning runs on three base hits and a Miner error. Reliever George Santoni stepped in to replace Leavitt after 5 2-3 innings and blanked the visitors the rest of the way. Leavitt was tagged with the loss giving up six hits while Willy Leiding earned the mound by limiting the Miners to four safeties. Peilan led the Mustangs' hitting attack with two run- scoring singles while Mychasiuk managed to rip a pair of singles in a losing cause. Meanwhile the two clubs also played a five-inning ex- hibition game immediately after the league match. The locals redeemed themselves somewhat by edg- ing the Mustangs 2-0. Rich Mercier allowed only four hits and struck out six batters for the mound verdict over Al Malcolm. George Terry Lyons and Jack Fleming poked a single each for the locals while four batters managed a base hit apiece for the Mustangs. THAT LATE DELlVERlNN THE PAPER I DON'T MIND LOOKINX AT PET AN'THESIWT OF 'IM RUINS MY VERY FUNNY.' I'M SERIOUS good-faith bargaining next The ASSOCIATED PRESS The National Football League players' strike entered a critical stage today with the resumption of talks and rank-and-file criticism of the players association's negotiating tactics. Efforts to settle the 30-day- old strike were scheduled to resume this afternoon in Washington under the supervi- sion of the federal mediation and conciliation service's W. J. Usery. Usery met Monday with representatives of the NFL Players Association and planned to talk with the NFL Management bargaining agent for the today before resum- ing negotiations. Usery said he hoped now that can get both sides down to good-faith bargaining. That is what we desire and are working for and we hope an agreement can be Meanwhile in offensive tackle Bob Asher of the Bears aid getting ob- vious we've lost the strike. The owners aren't Some hope for was seen Monday in a statement issued under NFLPA President Bill Curry's name. The statement said the union's executive committee had met with its advisers and reassessed its demands. In the training the flock of defections from the strike most notably in where seven veterans joined the Pittsburgh Steelers' camp. They were quarterback Joe safety Dennis defensive end Craig defensive tackle Steve and wide receivers Barry Glenn Skolnick and Dave Davis. Another notable defection was that of quarterback Greg who joined Detroit's Bloomfield camp but won't play for the Lions in exhibition games until the Golf league LAKESIDE MEN'S Low net A. A and W and Ed tied 30. Low gross Gary Flemings 34. Low team net John Abe Fred Umeris and Earl Fox 141. Fleming 109 Jubilee...................108 CHEC.................. 102 Ace ........101 Frache.....................100 Pahulje........ 96 Singers.................96 Parsons................. 89 CJOC..... 86 Union 76...................86 Herald..............82 Dorigatti ......81 Imperial Life...................81 Sugar Beeters..... .75 Walkers.............70 N. of L........................69 A W....... .....62 Owens.....................54 Storm signs Andruski Ore. Portland Storm of the World Football League has signed a field goal kicker and two Canadian Football League the team announced Monday. All will be on the Storm's active roster for Wednesday night's WFL game against vis- iting Philadelphia. The three are defensive back Frank Andruski from the CFL Calgary wide receiver Ken Matthews from the CFL Toronto and kicker Booth Lusteg who started his career with Buffalo of the old American Football League in 1966. Lusteg led the AFL in kick scoring with 98 points in 1966. He was with Miami Dolphins in 1967-68 and with Green Bay in 1969-70. Since he has been playing for minor league teams. a safety-corner- has been with Calgary for the last eight seasons. He was the Stampeders' defen- sive captain last year. Matthews is a graduate of California's Long Beach State where in 1972 he was fourth in the NCAA in receptions with 64 for 980 yards and eight strike is settled. Other players who abandon- ed the strike Monday included lineman Kent Branstetter of Green lineman Larry Smiley and defensive back Jackie Wallace of Minnesota linebackers Jim Rick Kay and Jim and tackle Tim Stokes of Los Angeles running back Billy Lefear and defensive end Lester Sims of Cleveland wide receiver Preston Riley of At- lanta defensive back Eldridge Small of New York Ira Gordon of San Diego safety Jeff Severson of Houston offensive tackle Gerry Palmer of Baltimore and Hank Bjorklund and Mike Adamle of New York Jets. Are demands just By RED SMITH New York Times Service NEW YORK In a recent interview Howard K. the newscaster Nixon used to told about getting fired by C.B.S some strong broadcasts about KIu Klux Klan brutality I had personally William Paley called me in and 'you obviously don't agree with our which is against that kind of controversy. You'd better look somewhere else.' Paley didn't really object to my views. He simply reversed Voltaire. He 'I agree with everything you but damned if I'm going to let you say C.B.S. must be getting or else Pete the John Peter Zenger of our has gone overboard for free speech. Telecasting Saturday's football game between stand ins for the Buffalo Bills and people who may or may not win jobs with the St. Louis Brent Musberger and Pat Summerall were allowed to say not once but several times that neither 0. J. Simpson nor Donny Anderson was on the field. They were even per- mitted to hint at the reason. are pickets Musberger said. the pickets have been In spite of the players' he said there was a good crowd on hand. Summerall said attendance was This was the National Football League's biggest annual pre season the Hall of Fame game in Canton. cradle of the sport. The stadium there is not large and it was not sold out. Nobody on the air compared the crowd to those the World Football League has been drawing. want to tell you about some of the tremendous intrigue that has surrounded this Musberger said. He went on to explain that the teams hadn't been brought into Canton until Friday morning and the Cleveland meaning the rookies and free agents in the Browns' had been standing by in to fill in if needed. The he was to avoid confrontation with the Summerall mentioned that a parade before the game had drawn to witnesses and that there had been picketing the These were N.F.L. alumni from the early who played for cr a game before there was a union and who do not receive pensions or other benefits won since their time. was a charter member of the players' said who was a New York Giant before they became the Hackensack Giants of New Conn. first concession we won was the teams agreed to buy our foot- ball shoes for this was about all they had to say regarding the strike. They are good Musperger and but Aleksandra Solzhenitsyn gets little space in Pravda. Mostly they talked about the as they should. Buffalo without 0. J. Simpson is like without Carol Musberger found it he 'competition is all Late in the first half he volunteered that of these teams would be a six point favorite to beat the Chicago Fire of the World Football He forgot that in front of a crowd such as the W.F.L. either of those teams would be scared stiff- Outside the two Buffalo fans burned worth of tickets. Words were exchanged between the picketing strikers and picketing alumni. Lem once a tackle with the Los Angeles said the strikers were abusive. Perhaps uneasy conscience made them so. They know it is shameful to protect their juicy pension scale by denying benefits to the men whose underpaid toil made it all possible. Whenever and however it the current dispute will leave a residue of bitterness that will not soon evaporate. Some players with compelling personal reasons have reported for training with the blessing of their striking team-mates. like the Giants' Norm Bob and Randy Johnson have been called and worse. Pickets said the defectors made a phony excuse about wanting to see the team then went over to the other side. Johnson was quoted as saying he had been won over by the owners' offer to increase pre season pay. If this part time quarterback gets a then his price for jumping was freedom demands are a bunch of said this team who had by his own free agreed vo jump to the W.F.L. next year. Replaced Don head coach of the Detroit Lions of the was replaced Monday by Rick Forzani. McCafferty died Sunday. More Canadians in Argo lineup HAMILTON If the Canadian Football League ever lowers its import ccach John Rauch of Toronto Argonauts will know how to deal with the reduction. Rauch will get along with only 14 imports one under the CFL when the Argos play Hamilton Tiger- Cats at Ivor Wynne Stadium in the second game of the season for both clubs. The added Canadian will be Ernie a 20-year-old halfback who will replace im- port slotback Emory who was injured in last week's Eastern Football Conference opener against Ottawa Rough Riders. might be a Canadian football league Rauch said Monday. our policy a guy is available and he's a worker we'll give him a shot. checks out that way. He had a good training camp and we're glad to give him this Legislation introduced in Parliament this spring would have required CFL teams to carry more Canadians. The which was aimed primarily at keeping the World Football League out of died when the Liberal government was defeated. who played foot- ball last year for a community college and junior football isn't likely to see much action. He is listed as backup to running backs Ed Shuttlesworth and Doyle Orange But the shuffle caused by Blake's injury will get another Canadian into the starting lineup. Tight end Peter Muller will get Blake's slotback job and rookie Canadian Larry Simpson will play tight end. That's the only change planned in the lineup that sur- prised the Grey Cup champion Riders 19-3 last week. The Ticats lost their opener to Montreal Alouettes last Wednesday but they plan only one change. Rookie Bubba Bridges will move to end from tackle on the defen- sive line and Fred Grambeau takes over tackle. Quarterback Chuck who has been bothered by a pulled hamstring muscle and had an off-game in the will start against the Argos. Lining up with Ealey will be fullback Andy half- back Dave slotback Mike flanker Garney Henley and ends Gary Kuzyk and Tony Gabriel. Susan Nattrass named to team MONTREAL Five including 21 year old Susan Nattrass of have been named to the national team that will represent Canada at the World championships in Sept. 16-24. Miss Nattrass won the women's competition in an international shoot that finish- ed here Sunday. John also of Ed- monton and gold medal winner at the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand earlier this won the men's event. He was one of four men selected to the team. Ed Wladichuk of who finished second to was also named to the as were the next two finishers Gil Henderson of and Jim Platz of Sask. THE BENY BOYS HAVE STRIPPED DOWN for You can talk Gerry Wagenvoort General Sales Manager out of anything He'll give you a great buy on one of our remaining 1974 models in your choice of colors and options. The Beny boys have gone mad they've stripped for action. Come in now. Deal with BENY-Fit. BENY CHEVROLET OLDSMOBILE 2nd and 8th S. 328-1101 ;