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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE IHHBRIDGE HERALD Thundny, June 1, 1972-------------------------------- Times have changed for the Alton Whites NEW YORK CAP) Allon White, the lirst back player to be signed by the World Hockey Association, doesn't regard himself as a trail blazer in (lie tradition of base- ball's Jackie Robinson. ".Robinson's case was much tougher than mine." While ac- knowledged Wednesday. "He bad lo undergo all kind ol hardships. He couldn't eat in restaurants with Ihe other guys, he couldn't stay in the same hotels. "I must E2.V in all of my years ot playing hockey I have not been treated too badly." Wliilc, a native ot Amlierst, N.S.. whose famliy moved to Winnipeg, was signed (o a multi-vear contract and intro- duced 'to the New York press by New York Haiders at a dual unveiling and birthday party at a midtown hotel. It was White's 27th birthday and they baked Mm a five-pound cake. If the guests expected the good-looking young man from L., SIGNS TO PLAY Alton White has signed to play with New York in the World Hockey Association. While il one of only Iwo black players in professional hockey. Race results CALGARY (CP) Race rejulls Wednesday from Victoria ParX. FIRST claiming, 3 year otdi, I fur- Fourthough (Sanchez) 4.40 2.40 ftrambfe Magic 2.50 2.50, fioullnda (Haynes) Time: 3-5. Tmga WIpper, Shining Cloud, Indian Ouill, Pf ;e Bcb, Blue Satin also ran. SECOND cFalmlng, 4 year olds and up, mlfes. Bhal Lodge (Hedge) 7.3) 4.CO 3.20, On (Uvlne) 5.90 3.50, Blessed Hour (MeCauley) 3.40. Trme: 1-5. Street, Homcomlng Day, Dig MIsfer Rldeabcur, Soms Turk also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: 11.35. THIRD claiming, 2 year dds, 5 fur- Cone CNorrisJ S.20, Cariboo Chef (Sfadnyk) 3.10 2.30, Prairie HIM (Rasniussen) 2.70. Time: Sable's Blue, ScaTna'i rieet, Orb, Miifrtss Morn, Rina also ran. QU1KELLA: 17.40. FOURTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Hewinsum (Uvine) Take One Slep (Whillle) 4.10 OrarK Tune (Suitor) 8.90. Time: Now Iran. The Wisp, Johnny Red, Pops Lady, Huslle A Bit also ran. FIFTH ll.JM, claiming, 3 dbs, 7 rur- shiiilng Princes! (Levlne) H.50 7.10 3.80, Tickle Your Fancy (Parsons) 9.40 4.40, Joannie Pie (Sanchez) 3.50. Time: 4-5. pallesTelrma, Hope, Kalhy's ounfy. Grand Command, Samsco COMING JUNE 10 LEB, SIXTH ll.KKJ. claiming. 4 year oldt and up, UTJ mites. Golden Basket (Levine) 2.50. GemaMwi (Hedge) 3.10 Em- erald Lin (Rasmyssen) 3.80. Time: 3-5. The Seeker, Rebel Robin also ran. SEVENTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 [urlongs. (Kipllr.o) MM 12.50 5.90, Cash Deposit (Gold) 3.70 3.30, Top Story (Arnold) 6-70. Time: U2i 1-5. Royal Tanner, El Halcon, Jake The RaKe, Destiny's ravour. Broken Bub- bfe also ran. EIGHTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, Monty B (Barrofay) 16.M 4.30, Grand Stride (Sfadnyk) 3.20 Fan- tail (Rasmussen) 4.20. Time: A-5. Duchess Nan, Wisa Pride, Khafed Truckle, Jeans Goldle, Green Port also ran. OUINELLA: 117.70. a Nova Scotia glictfo lo give a militant speech on racial in- justice and complain of dis- c r i m i n a t i o n in big time hockey, they were doomed to disappointment. "The reason there aren't more black men playing Wliite explained po- litely, "is that almost all ot the top hockey players come Jrom Canada and there aren't that many black men in the entire country." Its estimated that the Negro population in Canada is leas than one per cent and most of these arc concen- trated in depressed area of Eastern Canada, mainly Nova Scotia. FEW OPPORTUNITIES 'Kids have it pretty tough there and few of them get an opportunity to play lie related. "My lather worked in a foundry for a week. It wasn't until my family moved to Winnipeg that I got iny op- portunity. 'People there were very generous in supplying kids, black or white, with equip- ment and places to play." White broke in with Winni- peg Rangers in Manitoba Jun- ior Hockey League in 1862 and has been struggling ever since to crack into the big time, represented by the National Hockey League. 'I was in the Ranger sys- he said. "The Rangers must have thought I wasn't big enough." A right winger, While is 5 feet, Sli inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. One ex- pects a player who has been swapping stick licks for 10 years to have most of his teeth out, perhaps only sec- tions left on his ears and a face stitched like a major league baseball. STIIA HAS TEETH White, on the contrary, has all of his teeth and his skin color of coffee with a good portion of cream is unmarked. He showed up in a dapper pink jacket, red slacks, blue shirt and red-white-and-blue tie. He spoke softly and artic- ulately. White graduated to the Co- lumbus Checkers of the Inter- national Hockey League in 1966 and in 1968 moved to Providence Reds of the Amer- ican Hockey League where last season ho scored 30 goals and had 34 assists. He isn't the first black lo make the hockey majors. Wil- lie O'Rec played two games with Boston of the NHL in 1957-58 and 43 in 1960-61. Tar- get of abuse, he soon disap- peared into obscurity. IIAD BAD GAMES "I never met O'Ree, but I know about Wliite said. "I 'uiink he had a few bad games. I see no reason why a black man shouldn't be able to play big league hockey as well as a white man. "Ever since I've been play- Ing hockey, I've been a lone black in the midst of a lot of whites. But I've never been turned away from a restaur- ant or hotel. I have whiti roommates. 'My only regret Is that I never had a chance to play in the NHL. I think I deserved the chance. Providence was a farm team of Oakland. ,ylc. registers his Wth save of season Aaron's next stop? Ruth's mark By THE ASSOCIATED 1'KESS Welcome home, Hank Aaron, ou've just caught Willie Mays. fcxl stop: Babe Ruth. "The biggest one is slill said the Atlanta raves' slugger after lying lays for second place on the 11-time home run list with No. H8 Wednesday night and setting is sights on the Babe's record 14. Aaron's first-inning belt, a ypical line drive rocket into the 5ft field seats ?.t Atlanta .im, started Ihe Braves lo a M ovur San Diego Padres. "I haven't been hitting the well at all this said who could have fooled ome. He has hit nine out of the iark so far. The 38-year-old outfielder ex- pressed no special pleasure at catching up with Mays, either. "I'm not worried ahout said Aaron, "I've gol lo catch my own target." SAYS HABITS BAD Despite his heavy bombing :his year, Aaron insists lie won't make it unless he gets un- packed from bad hitting habits. "1 need a week of really con- slant hitting and concentration o get back in the said Aaron. "Once I get back in tho groove, I'll be all right." Elsewhere in the National League, Los Angeles Dodgers nipped San Francisco Giants 5-4 in 10 innings, St. Louis Cardi- nals topped Chicago Cubs 1-0, Montreal Expos beat Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 and Cincinnati Beds bombed Houston Astros 12-4. Rain washed out the game be- tween Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. Lyle was struggling along at Pittsfletd, Mass., in the Eastern League in IOCS wilh "only a fast bail and a sometimes curve." Ted Williams, who was tho Red Sox baiting instructor, came to Pillslicld for a couple of days. I asked Mm to explain how a sli- der moves and how it appears to n batter. Ted gave me a de- tailed account of a slider from a baiter's viewpoint. "I was lying in bed thai night, but couldn't sloop. I got up and variety of ways to envision how I'd have to hold it to get the type break Ted spoke of. I fi- nally decided that there was only one way to do it. I got up and started throwing the ball against Ihe house at 5 a.m. tried .holding a baseball In a I "The first reaction I got was a terrified wife running out to sec what was wrong. For some reason, however, I picked the slider up fast and couldn't wait to get to Ihe park. I was out there at noon, started lo throw it and I've been throwing it ever IM SULLY SAYS Short sport HONDA MINI FOR MAXi SUMMER FUN! Thousands havo learned to add a whole new dimension ol fun to Bummer, by taking a Honda Mini them wherever they gol Easylo lit in your car trunk (unspillable gas feature, they're slurdlerlhan ever In 721 Let ths whole family use these sals little blkeswith their fat, knobby tires that provide a suregrip iustaboul any terrain! Mini Trail Z-50A Only weighs 112 Ibs., HONDA 4-slroke engine like tho big bikes, CT-70 ends smotey motors. CT-70Trall-Fold-down handlebars re foreasy portability. Tough, 5 hp isy pi motor. Frontand rear brakes. A ulo- malic clulch. Very popular model. For more power Tri lightweights, sea the Honda CT-90, the Scrambler 100, or the 125-cc models. OUT FRONT AGAIH IN '72! SEE YOUR NEAREST HONDA DEALEFt DISTRIBUTED BY: CLARKE SIMPKINS HONOA 760 AiDEhSRtDGE B.C. Boilers, Bodymeii post wins Liberty Boilers ran their rec- ord to four straight Wednesday night in Businesmen's Fast- ball League action wilh a 13-7 win over University of Leth- brirlge while Cough's Body Shop stopped Credit Grantors 13-8. Al Pilling was the winner for Liberty with the loss going to Jack James. Ken Brown and Steve La- Rochellc each had two safeties for the Boilers while Dennis Gibb belted a home run for the University. In a second game Greg and Bill Binning, a son and father combination, shared the mount) duties for Gough'5. Greg ed and Dill finished up. Father Bill also chipped in at the plato with a triple and two singles. The Labor Club Larks got seven strikeouts from Nan Hamilton as they edged past Lethbridge Optimists 12 11 in Women's Fastball League ac- tion Wdencsday. Val Orr, who fanned II, took (he loss. Conine Kleibrink accounted for the only home run o! tho game for the Larks. Meanwhile, liie All Stars dumped City Hall 24 II in an- other encounter. Joan Teynor was the winning pitcher as she bested Judy Kirkpatrick. Teynor led the way at the plate as well with home run. Aaron's historic homer came on a 3-2 pitch off San Diego southpaw Fred Norman. The shot not only tied him for sec- ond place, but also lifted his lifetime total bases to The record of was set by for- mer vSt. Louis Cardinal star Stan Musial. After Aaron's blast gave At anta a 1-0 lead, Ihe Braves dded another run in Ihe first n Earl Williams' run-scoring ingle. They tallied a pair of nearned runs in the third on a it, an error and three walks nd another in the eighth on litcher Ron Reed's sacrifice fly [Tat proved lo be the winning margin. REED NEEDS RELIEF Reed gave tip a run in the ;econd and another in the i g h t h before relinquishing jarry Slaw's two-run homer in he ninth and taking a shower. ;ecil Upshaw then came in to 3 1 3 21 SCORERS K. C...... ..........9 J. Warden C .....-...........7 J. Abre C.............. .5 T, C .t J. Seiller BH...................4 Jamie Coghlin limited the Dodgers to only two singles and guided the Astro's to a 4-1 victory in Norcrest Little League action Wednesday night. Doug Yogi gave up three nils, but had to settle with thn loss. In Lakeside Little League play, the Wliile Sox downed Ihe Royals T2-9. Mike Malkin poked out two doubles and two singles for the Sox while Kimmitt added three singles. Meanwhile in two Senior Little League encounters the Tigers dropped the Cardinals 9-5 and the Lions blasted the Athletics ]5-2. In the Tigers' win, Gil Pos- ersnick picked up the mound win over Rick Collier. Posersnick also aided own cause with a double and a pair of singles while Robert Rhom chipped in with two sin- gles. Collier managed a home run in a losing cause. Earl Ingarfield fired a two- hitter as he led the Lions to an easy win over the Athletics Dale Boyctak suffered th ies strictly confidential. Corner 16lh Ave., M. M. Drive South, Phone 323-8861 here! Seiberling STEEL BELTED TIRES The longest wearing, strongest, most bruise-resistant tires we've ever sold! ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE 401 lit Avt. icuiK 327-4866 or 327-444S LETHBRIDGE AND BOW ISLAND ;