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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, June 1, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Jets grab Andreachuk early A bit of everything It's remarkable how bills begin to appear as a race meet approaches The Lethbridge Exhibition's Spring Race Meet opens Monday at Whoop-Up Downs, and according to manager Andy Andrews there are some dandy thoroughbreds on hand for this year's first meet... Joe Namath, when asked by Howard Cosell how many great sports announcers there are, simply replied "One less than you think, Howard" The rumor mill is working overtime in Lethbridge Bill Burton, who will move his Western Canada Hockey League Broncos to the Sportsplex in September, was in town recently and spent some time with Earl Ingarfield Word has it that Burton and Ingarfield may join forces That, I would have to say, would just about sew things up for Burton.. Ingarfield may not be the most popular hockey player to come out of Lethbridge, but he's certainly well up the list... Someone asked me if I was serious about not allowing girls to play Little League I am, for the young gals' own good I'm not, however, as strong in my feeling as Yogi Berra who said "why don't the girls play Softball and shut I had a feeling baseball was upon us watching the Lethbridge Lakers work out at Henderson Park But I fully realized it when I walked into the dugout Tuesday evening You can't see the floor for sunflower seeds Bobby Brown, the instigator of the seed eating, says he chews them because he's too young to chew tobacco Tommy John, currently 8-1 with the Los Angeles Dodgers, had an operation on his arm a while back He asked the doctor to put in a Koufax fastball.. "And he did. a Mrs. Koufax fastball" Brooks Robinson, possibly the greatest third baseman ever to play the game of baseball, has put a lot of faith in the old saying "when I'm right, no one remembers, when I'm wrong, no one forgets." After making three errors in his first eight games this year, for the Baltimore Orioles, Robinson was told that he had gone from a human vacuum cleaner to a litter bug How many of you paid any attention when Derek Sanderson said he would be back with the Boston Bruins for the 1974-75 season because Bep Guidolin wouldn't be? I laughed it off as just another Sanderson attempt at being heard He must have known something Guidolin is gone from the scene It has been made to look like he couldn't get the contract he wanted John Ferguson, on the heels of Guidolin's retirement, says that Harry Sinden, Bruins' general manager, asked him earlier in the season what he was doing next year Guidolin didn't stand a chance, it seems Informed sources say that Ferguson, a long-time friend of Sinden, will get the coaching job in Boston and will get a muiti- vear contract, something Guidolin wanted but didn't get The signing war, which has been going on in basketball for longer than officials wish to remember, should reach an all- time high this year in hockey The National League's secret draft wasn't all that secret and now the World Association will let the whole world know who they have drafted Then starts the fun. signing the juniors they have picked What a market for young hockey players Len Frig, of the city, has played his last game as'a member of the Chicago Black Hawks Len, who just bought a new boat and is champing at the bit to get water skiing, will see all the water he will ever need next season He will be playing next to the ocean Frig is now a member of the California Golden Seals It has to rate as a good move for both parties The Seals need good, young uefencemen and Frig wants all the ice time he can get... The Reno Lizzi Dodgers of Los Angeles are off to a great start in the National League west division Willie Crawford, when asked who he thought would give the Dodgers the most trouble answered "the new World Baseball Association" And dear old Charles Finley has done it again In 1963 Finley stated that if a manager of his ever said anyone was indispensable he would fire him This season there is more missing from Oakland Coliseum than dispensable managers The stadium bunting, for instance, is gone Also missing are the fireworks that used to salute A's homers Half price ticket nights have been cut from every Monday to just four times this year: fans no longer receive 25 per cent discounts on season tickets. and those longtime crowd pleasers, ball girls Mary Barry and Debby Sivyer, have joined 10 ex-managers and a phalanx of ballplayers in Finley's rapidly growing alumni association Finley :s latest economy is stamps He will no longer pay for them even if they are to be affixed to his players' replies to fan mail It is hardly surprising that no one in the Bay Area is sponsoring telecasts of the world champions The surprise is that Finlev the showman seems bent on no show at all. Minor ball The Twins came from a 6-3 deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning to salvage a 6-6 tie with the Indians in Lakeside League action Thursday night. Doug Winter fanned 16 Indians in the no-decision game, while Scott Parenteau struck out seven batters for the Indians. Neil Court and Greg McCullev each had a double and a single for the Twins. Jim Allen had two doubles for the Indians. In a Lakeside Farm League encounter. Duane Robertson fired a three-hitter to lead the Bluejays to a 17-10 triumph over the Eagles. Grant Nelson had two singles and Calvin Sonntag added a double for the winners. Neil Walters suffered the loss. DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE DOUG BOYER Sa'rs Reptcs AGENCIES LTD. Continues to Serve Southern 308 Oth St. S. 328-1228 EQUINE SUMMER SCHOOL English Riding 8 a.m. to p.m., June 17 to 21. English Jumping 8 8.m. to p.m., June 24 to Western Riding 9 a.ro. to 4 p.m-, Aug. 12 to 16. To enrol write Collega, Olds, Afterta or Phone 226-3311. Vancouver paid the Price More seats in CFL for more to sit in TORONTO (CP) Pat Price says he will follow the tradition of many other rich, young hockey players and buy a sleek sports car. Price, a 19-year-old defen- ceman from Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League, was the first choice Friday in the World Hockey Association amateur draft. He then signed with Vancouver Blazers a five-year contract worth a reported million. Blazers general manager Joe Crozier also announced the signing centre Ron Chipperfield from Brandon Wheat Kings of the WCHL. Chipperfield had been chosen by Vancouver in the WHA's secret-negotiation draft two months ago and was also se- lected by California Golden Seals in the first round of the National Hockey League draft Tuesday. Price was one of 209 players from amateur teams univer- sities and colleges from across Canada and the United States chosen in the 19-round, 2V2-hour session by the WHA's 15 teams. Indianapolis Racers, an ex- pansion club scheduled to start play this fall, had second pick and took Mike Will of Edmonton Oil Kings, also of the WCHL. Cincinnati Stingers, a team scheduled to start play in the 1975-76 season, followed by choosing Don Larway from Swift Current Broncos, another WCHL club. Larway, a 46-goal scorer for the Broncos, was Boston Bruins' first-round choice in the National Hockey League's secret amateur draft earlier this week. STAGS PICK REED Michigan Stags, formerly Los Angeles Sharks, drafting fourth, chose Bill Reed of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey Association Major Junior A series. Reed, 20, admitted at the conclusion of the draft that he had already signed a five-year contract with the Stags before the draft began. He would not; disclose details of the contract. Phoenix Roadrunners, 'an- other expansion club making its debut this fall, had fifth choice and took Dennis Olmstead from the University of Wisconsin. Olmstead's father Bert is a former player in the National Hocicey League. The Roadrunners originally had first choice, but passed to the Blazers, presumably be- cause Vancouver had already signed Price to a contract. Phoenix then maintained the Blazers' fifth-place pick for the first round. San Diego formerly New Jersey, chose Brad Rhiness of Kingston Canadians and Winnipeg Jets, choosing seventh, took Randy Andreachuk of Lethbridge who played last year with Kamloops. Real Cloutier of Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, was chosen by Quebec Nordiques. and Gary- McGregor, a centre who scored 100 goals for Cornwall Royals in the QMJHL last season, was Chicago Cougars' first-round choice. Cleveland Crusaders, picking llth, chose Paul Baxter from Winnipeg of the WCHL. Toronto Toros, choosing 12th. picked Jim Turkiewicz of Peterborough Petes and Clue Two: us 55 we New England by taking Tim Young of Ottawa Minnesota Fighting Saints, with 14th pick, took Bnice Boudreau of Toronto Marlboros. and' league- champion Houston Aeros, choosing last, took Dick Spannbauer from the University of Minnesota. Spannbauer was one of 66 players chosen Friday who play or go to school in the U.S. The WHA has no agreement with the United States Amateur Hockey Association concerning, payment -to the association for players the league drafts. Under a league agreement with the: Canadian .Amateur Association, the league pays the CAHA for each drafted player signed through the top 50, and for selections 50 through 91. The clubs will pay for any exceptional junior signed. There were 14 such exceptional players chosen in the first two rounds of Friday's draft. Brian Hamagami, left and Gary. to coach Paul Sullivan. mark -CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Lee a ..bourse record with an eight-urider- par 64..took the second-round "lead Friday in 'the Kemper open golf tournament and set the pace for some of the most low scoring in, recent years on the pro golf tour. in the hot. muggy wealthier and put two-round total of 134, oh the yard course.- Trevinb's round, which he players -said may be the lowest he's eyer in cornpetjtion, was one of about 20 rounds of 67 or better on the par-72 course. However. Arnold Palmer, 44, fired a 76 and failed to qualify for the final two rounds with a 146 total. I CAN'T US GrOIIS ON 'QUDAV THIS f EAR. MOTHER.WE'RE I'IU CHECK MY SAVIN'S, FLO ME93E I 'OW MUCH IT EDMONTON (CP) The Canadian Football League feels an "imperative" need for increased seating capacity, commissioner Jake Gaudaur told a news conference Friday as the nine- team league ended its semi- annual meeting. He predicted an increase in attendance at most league centres this season "but the degree of increase will be limited by the number of seats." He said eight of the clubs operated last season at almost full capacity within the 25- yard lines. "It is essential that pur stadium capacity be increased. The commissioner, who listed a series, of measures accomplished at the closing session, said he is encouraged by the fact that Edmonton and Calgary soon will have more seats and that Toronto and Ottawa are moving in that direction. In the future was the prospect of a huge Olympic stadium in Montreal. Edmonton Eskimos will move into a stadium being Schultz not a fighter? FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Dave Schultz of the National Hockey League- champion Philadelphia Flyers has a reputation as a tough guy on the ice. But he says he couldn't win a street brawl. "I've never fought anybody in the streets, never in my said Schultz, vacationing here. "Frankly, I'd probably get beat. I don't know how to box." Schultz had a record 348 penalty minutes during the regular season and a record 137 minutes in the playoffs. He's proud of both marks. "Fighting is a necessary- part of hockey." he said. "There will always be guys who can't play hockey who will try to intimidate you. Somebody's got to go against them. "When I started fighting, I was so successful at it that I kept it up. Everybody wanted me to. A guy like Bobby- Clarke should never have to fight. I figure I'll take my punches for them and they can do the other jobs. "I'd sooner see me in the penalty box than Clarke. And if I can take one of the opponent's better guys into the penalty box with me. so much the better.'" He says not knowing how to box is no trouble on the ice be- cause "the important thing is not to fall down. "Fighting me into the National Hockey said the 24-year-old veteran of two NHL seasons. "I would have made it in another year or two anyway, but fighting got me here faster. "The thing is. I really im- proved when I got here. 1 learned a lot watching the other guys. The biggest problem is that I'm a slow skater. But I'm not a bad hockey player. You don't score 20 goals in the NHL if you're a bad hockey player." Refs protected by rule changes TORONTO referees, says NHL president Clarence Campbell. Nagging and complaining to officials and instigating rhu- barbs en route to the penalty box were Commonplace among players during the recent Stanley Cup playoffs. "It's not that our playing rules aren't said Campbell. "Tiiey are. "H's the discipline mat isn't being enforced and we intend to see Oral it is." He noted that in some areas "miscondocl penalties have been a "We plan to make rule changes before next season Jhal will TeSnlt in time penalties to the team for offences that are nothing but lack of discipline." SPREAD BLAME Reforee-iJvchief Scotly Morrison suggested one small rule adjustment will end nagging at referees and the failure, Of players to go to the ORR KARATE KUNG-FU STUDIOS (ROSS RALPH MANAGER) Northern Southern Systems Finest Equipped Studios with Private Instruction 4712 50th Street (Civic Centre East Basement) Taber, Alberta Phone 223-3322 misconduct penalties isn't adequate." Morrison 'Said, "bat if the team stares the responsibility it should improve things. June 3rd thru June 15th LETHBRIDGE EXHIBITION RACETRACK Post Time: Daily at p.m. Saturday at p.m. PARI-MUTUEL BETTING prepared for the 1978 Commonwealth Games and the Stampeders are increasing their capacity in time for the 1975 Grey Cup. Among the deceptively-mild "housekeeping" items was a statement that owners have decided to table a motion to increase rosters by one Canadian. The clubs now- dress 17 Canadians and 15 imports for each game. Some experts said the motion was tabled because owners hope to use it in bargaining with the militant CFL players' association. "The league will...use the addition of one player as a carrot." said one source. "Remember, the players and the league are pretty far apart." He suggested the league would go to as quickly as possible, Gaudaur promise to add one Canadian player to each roster. "That's nine new jobs in Ca- nadian football and the associ- ation would dearly like that." Gaudaur said tabling the motion had nothing to do with negotiations. He hoped general manager Norm Kimball of Edmonton, spokesman for the league bar- gaining committee, would be able to approach, players' association president George Reed next week to set a date for further discussion of demands, which include a minimum annual wage of extra money for pre- and post-season play, and increased pension benefits. Gaudaur also said the owners had accepted a recommendation from general managers to sue ail players who sign contracts with clubs in other leagues while still under contract to Canadian franchises. SPORT FANS By GARY KIRK Here's a golf oddity .Pro golfer Johnny Miner did so well dynr.g tne firs: 2 rnonShs this year, that his caddy. Andy_ Martinez (who gets s share of Miller's winnings} made more money, tnan Miller himself did as 3 player his wrsc-ie first year on the tour' In Jan- uary and February this year. Miller won 5109.000 and his earned aOCL-T S'VOOO !n his firsi year on the 'Our. ier made about S8.00C. so Martinez die! better in caddying two months year Than Miller did playing golf for 12 months just a few years ago. There's an interesting story why a tolel of 10 pins are used in bowling torfsy instead of some other number .Origin- ally. game hod oniy 9 pins, but several stales what was called "bowling a! 9-pins" because o' betting connected with the game at the! time So. to get around the lew. bowlers added 10th pirt. changed the name of the me "howling 3: 9- pins" to "bowling at and were legally allowed to bow! And that's why bowling has 10 pins today. q.-eates" c! days, but si's f.sr-'i :o be- the fcinri o"