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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 28 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, June 12, 1974 It was a big night for Nutsy, Moaner lOKOMO KIM Ihev threw a testimonial dinner luesdav night for Alice Snip pusn ippci Pagan and Moariu and Fed Hi eve showed up known a t f ec tionatelv as the Moaner in spoiling circles across anada has made Alice and Moaner familiar to readers of the now defunct I 01 onto Telegram and latterlv Toron'o Sun 800 people turned W5 a pay tribute to the 72-vear-old jock journalist soldier husband traveller and bon vivant as he was described in a slide piesentation They were all there from the pinstripes of the Ontario Premier William Davis Senator J J (Joei Greene Toronto Mayor David the broken noses of the boxing and wrestling Irv Ungerman and Frank Tunney vouSHOULD 'EAR FLO'S MOTHcR GOINN ON YOU IN THE THAT'S A US! MY MOTHER NEVER REPEATS MALICIOUS X the Idttei who puts un wrestling shows i ailed I'oomes Loonies Kteve It was an cmulionj! night not only lor Ted but also foi the friends he s made over the years as a lacrosse and football plaver and coach and at. a columnist With the hundreds ol guests from past and piesent eras streaming into the dining room oneobservei said I m Irving mentalh to put a few more hairs on some heads and decide what uniforms thev used to wear And while the 800 ate their roast beef and potatoes the piano such songs as It s a Long to Tipperary Roll Out the Barrel and the Gang s All of Reeve s eia The slide presentation sponsored bv a brewerv traced Reeves numerous careers to todav There were gifts including a 35 pound spring salrron from British Columbia monev books airline tickets for Reeve and his wife Alice paintings drawings and an 850-pound bull behaved like a gentleman when it was led to the head Hv Eisenstadt owner oi Hv s Steak Houses When the bull was led in Moaner said Cnpes it looks like Alice Jake Dunlap a lawver and former tackle with Ottawa Roughnders acted as MC and gave head table guests a roasting Those at the head table included Jake Gaudaur cornmiSMoner of the Canadian Football League Harold Ballard president of Maple Leal Gardens King Clancy vice president ol Toronto Maple Leafs and Conn Smvthe the man who built Maple Leaf Gardens and the Leafs Gaudaur said some things about Reeve and his love of the Beaches area of Toronto It s difficult to say why the guvs from the Beaches were such nice guvs off the field but so tough on it said Gaudaur And I must say Reever was the toughest son of a Beach Minor baseball Ken Masson won the battle but lost the war in Norcrest Little League action Monday Masson gave up only six hits to opposing pitcher Clark Bosch s 11 but his Braves lost to the Expos 9-8 Mark LeskoseK belted a triple and a single for the winners while Bosch added a double and single Craig Trapp had two doubles in a losing game In a Norcrest Mrnor League contest the Buffaloes dropped the Lions 14 10 The Blue Javs scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to sneak past the Larks 9 8 in a Lakeside Farm League game played Tuesday night Winning pitcher Tim Joblonskv got help from Calvin Koskowich who had a double and two singles and from Grant Nelson with two singles The Pirates Gordon Melnyk fired a two hitter and fanned 11 batters en route to a 5-0 shut out victory over the Cubs in Norcrest Little League Bruce Lyons and Rodney Tometa each had a double and single for the Pirates against losing pitcher Don Jackson Jackson and Ditk Reedjk each doubled for the losers Jamie Coghlin was just a couple of pitches awav from a perfect game Tuesday as he struck out 17 of 19 batters he faced and walked one as the blanked the Giants 10-0 in a Norcrest Little League tilt Coghlin gave up no hits to the frustrated Giants while Barry Coghlin blasted a home run and three singles off of losing pitcher Lance Gilchnst Pallett added a double and single in two trips to the plate scillatmg Sprinkler This recision engineered NMnor is ideal for watering sprinkler i large rectangular in fact. up to 2.200 square leetl And it's fully adjustable, so you can water any size or shape area with ease Lawn gets deeper richer penetration for grtotor growth A mist for every boMOwner. 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Phone 327-5777 Open Daily, until p.m. Open Thors. unti! 9 p.m. materials labour sub-trades Budget Plan R6V6LSTOM The Canadian Football League is rn trouble It rs not rn trouble Because of the qualrty of the game Given the players and the format of the Canadian game it can compete with any football league anywhere for the entertainment dollar But It s still in trouble demonstrated clearly bv the manner rn which the powers that be rn Canadian lootball reacted to the threat of the World Football League The initial reaction of the CFL to the formation of the Woi Id Football League was indifference and flippant dismissal Even though the carpetbagger of the century, Gary Davidson had already got two other pro leagues off the ground the brg brass in the CFL pretended that there was no real reason for concern Ralph Sazio the general manager of the Hamilton Tiger Cats had been in on the ground floor with John Bassett Jr on the possibility of a WFL franchise for Toronto Although Sazio later confessed to being a CFL spy money is monev and one can t help wonder that the GM of one of the league s greatest franchises might not have moved in the direction of the WFL if things had worked out right Sam Berger made it clear that he had bought the Montreal Alouettes in hopes of someday being awarded an NFL franchise for Canada s fun city After all wasn t a brand new stadium being built for the Olympics9 When the Amerrcan sports invaders were stopped at the border we soon found out what made run With no future big league franchise in sight Mr Berger immediately tried to unload the Alouettes Johnnv Rodgers and all A gentleman in Toronto gave him the answer he deserved bv offering a paltry half million dollars for the club At an} rate it seems obvious to me that two of the four bosses of the Eastern Conference were really on a long term basis at least undermrning the Canadian Football League they professed to hold so dear With friends of football like that who needs enemies0 At the heart of the WFL invasion of Canada was the Bassett familv of Toronto John Sr owned the Argonauts as well as being the major shareholder in the CTV and its flagship station CFTO John Jr already owner of the Toros of the WHA wanted a football team of his own He hired the best general manager in the business the man his father had ured Leo Cahill The two proceeded to put together a football team All of a sudden the CFL objected Over the years there has been no love lost between the Toronto Argonauts and the rest of the league From Jackie Parker on the coast to Frank Clair in the east all you have to do is mention John Barrow s name to get a prettv negative reaction Barrow happens to be the GM of the hopefuls from Hogtown I gather also that John Bassett is not on everybody s list of favontv people in the CFL Over the vears John Bassett made important contributions to Canadian football He brought in outstanding performers like Joe Theismann Leon McQuaj Jrm Stillwagon and Jrm Corngal His network telecast countless numbers of football games often at a loss while the people s network with a mandate to promote everything Canadian ran NFL games rn competition Before the Bassett era the good ship Argonaut was a garbage scow The blue and white couldn t draw flies to CiSE stadium Bassett turned the team around made it a contender and filled the park He had an entertaining team that was a good draw in the other cities in the CFL John Bassett was one of the few owners who thought big league Although Bassett was prepared to operate his club in competition with his son s Northmen the CFL made him sell Thrs was a real error Bassett would have grven his offspring a real run for the money in Toronto and in fact I am convinced that the 'Vrgos would have filled their stadium and competed with ease However Marc Lalonde as a result of a speech in Regina made all of this academic According to the worthy minister there was an agreement between the CFL and government to keep the NFL out of Canada To be consistent Mr Lalonde ignored Emerson s dictum that consistency is the hobgobblin of small mrnds and pettv politicians and proceeded to introduce a bill that would ban the WFL Although the CFL moguls shed a cnyohle tear in concern over the government s becoming involved in sport they immediately ran for cover behind Mr Lalonde s skirts when Bassett proceeded to sign the guts of the Miami Dolphins Jim Ruck Paul Warwield and Larry Czonka Later Ken Stabler of Oakland was landed by Birmingham s Jack Gotta Calvin Hill defected to the WFL The new league was for real The onh CFL boss to protest the government s action was Sam Berger who sadly watched his chances of landing an NFL franchise somedav gradually slip awav However to make a short story long the government went down to defeat the Northmen became the Memphis Southmen and the threat was over Lalonde like Horatio at the bridge had taken his token stand against American domrnation and had succeeded The CFL would now look after themselves having only to meet the competition for players that was sure to come from the other league Drd the CFL learn rts lesson'' Did thev resolve to tighten up their operation and really promote therr game'' Of course not The CFL fatcats watched Lalonde s brll dre and the Northmen leave town and then proceeded to forget everything that happened Lalone wanted the CFL to expand Bob Harris of London hired former Calgarv coach Jim Duncan as GM and then went to the league meeting in Edmonton at the end of May to win a franchise for his area The league asked for S2 7 million dollars Too much said Harris and walked out According to Calgarv GM Garv Hobson a good deal was lacking in the London proposal But the league appears to have ignored Lalonde s demand for expansion and has vet to explain to the Canadian public whv Thev are entitled to an explanation The league has also decided to ignore Lalonde on another matter that of increasing the number of Canadians of each team The league is studv ing the problem I don t believe that Lalonde should have tried to ban the WFL The Canadian game would have survived in Toronto and elsewhere simplv because it is better entertainment The bej.1 football game that I saw last vear was the final between Saskatchewan and Edmonton The Super Bowl was a surefire cu e for insomnia forget the purists who insist that the qualiU of plav in the NFL is better As far as technique is concerned that is true But professional sport is entertainment vear the Western final was a better bin for vour entertainment dollar Dolphin sued hospital MIAMI (APi YaneU Children s Hospital has filed suit claiming that Miami OolphjTH linebacker Nick Buoniconti and his associates Buonironli and his assonaJes to Ihc -so railed All Pro Ohmpja under wav March W The event which pilled 49 professional football plavers against each other in a scries of competitions drew onh 7 000 to the Orange BOA] e a contract that the hospital would Butter no financial loss VanciA officials said thev received onh 000 ito reimburse them for monev plavers guarantees and expenses 1 dnn 1 know I was named in the suit or mv com pam said Buoniconti Ik Joseph A Quinones president of All Pro Manage mrnt Associates 11d signed Ihr contract with the hospital The linebacker said that he and bis compam All Pro Graphics were hired Quinones io recruit the partinpants Buonieonli admitted that his rornpam is a limited partner in Qiimones firm but said Dial mrans we assume none of its financial responsibilities ;