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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, 13, 1972 THE tETHBRIDGB HERALD ft National League's best defenceman may miss series Bobby Orr won't go to Russia if he can't play RECUPERATES FROM KNEE SURGERY Boston Bruins' Bobby Orr, who. underwent left knee surgery last Tues- day, held a news conference at Massachusetts General Hospital Monday in Boston. He announced he doesn't plan to accompany the Canadian team to Russia for a series of games with the Soviet Union's Olympic champ- ions." The doctors have assured me everything Is all right." he said. Orr plans to return to his home in Perry Sound, Ont., for some fishing. (AP Wirepholo) BOSTON (AP) Bobby Orr, generally as the Na- tional Hockey League's most valuable property, said Monday he doesn't plan to accompany the Canadian team to Russia for a series of games with the So- viet Union's Olympic champi- ons. "I don't think I'll go over there if I can't the Bos- ton Bruins' outstanding defence- man said during a news confer- ence at Massachusetts General Hospital. "I'd like to go, but it wouldn't make much Orr said. "I might just as well stay home and work out." Orr, who underwent surgery on his left knee last Tuesday, led the Bruins to their second Stanley Cup championship in three years last month despite the injury. He probably will be discharged from the hospital today and plans to fly to his home in Parry Sound, Ont., Thursday. A fishing enthusiast, Orr said he has rods and reels "all ready" for his return home. SAYS HE 'FEELS GREAT' He spent some uncomfortable days after the surgery, but said he "feels great" now, despite being in a wheelchair. "The doctors have assured me everything is all he said. "I went to Florida for a vacation, feel good and am anx- ious to get going for next sea- son. I may not be able to do too much, but I'll be with Mike Walton at our boys' summer hockey camp." Dr. Carter Howe, who per- formed the surgery on the Bruins' 24-year-old star, said that "spurs on the inside of the knee, pinching a cartilage" were removed in the operation. "We hope we've given Bobby a lot more Dr. Rowe said. "He has been just a won- derful patient. He's so con- cerned with other patients, es- pecially with paralysed people. He's very generous M" time and sits down and talks with other patients." Orr will liave to hobble with splints on Ms leg for the next two or tliree weeks. Then he will wear a brace for the sum- mer, taking special therapy treatment and swimming a lot before donning skates again in September, "He will not be ready for series between Canada and Rus- sia in the two countries in the Dr. Rowe said. "However, the outlook for the 1972-73 sea- son is excellent." High scores are predicted U.S. Open will be tough PEBBLE BEACH, Calif., It's man against the elements this weekend in the 72nd United States Open golf championship. "If the greens bake out hard and the wind blows, I'd take a score of 230 and wait for the one-two-three prize said Art Bell, host pro of the Pebble Beach links where 150 of the world's best golfers tee off Thursday for the game's biggest prize. "This course can be a monster." Pebble Beach's yards snake Uirough statuesque pines with his Denny McLain lives in big league fashion SAVANNAH, Ga. Denny McLain's Birmingham team-mates rumble up to Sa- vannah's decaying baseball park in a bus after killing sev- eral hours at their motel. Denny rolls up in a Cadillac convertible. "How you like my 'learn he says with a grin. McLain has spent the day golfing at the plush Savannagh Inn and Country Club where he is living in a suite with Chuck Dobson, an- other former major leaguer who also has found himself in the bush leagues. A 3L-game winner in Denny has hit the skids as a pitcher. Hit hard early this season with Oakland Athlet- ics, the one-time Detroit Ti- gers wonderboy was shipped to Birmingham, Ala., of the Class AA Southern League to work out his problems. "If I hadn't thought I'd be back in the majors in a few weeks, I'd have says the 23-year-old right-hander. "Anyway, who's going to give, up a job that pays like I'm getting SALARY STILL ST5.080, His salary remains Dobson is simply getting liis arm back in condition in of helping Oakland in its drive for the American League West Division pen- nant. I-'or McLiiin, it's different. His shoulder is inflamed. It Ircgan lo hurt as far back as that golden year of 1963, but h e c a m o worse as Denny struggled through a 10-22 sea- son with Washington Senators in 1971 before being traded to the Athletics. But, despite well-publicized woes that included a three- month suspension in 1970 for alleged association with an underworld figure, McLaia still lives high. HIcLain swallowed his pride long enough to take the back- breaking eight-hour bus jour- ney from Birmingham to Sa- vannah, but he got "lucky" when Ken (Hawk) Harrelson phoned. The colorful former najor league slugger, who quit a job with Cleveland Indians for a career as a professional golfer, lives in Savannah and has McLain and Dobson lined up in big- league style. LIVE IN STYLE While Birmingham un- knowns bed down at the Town Motel, the two former big lea- guers go to the Savannah Inn and live In style. McLain slows down his fu- rious soda! activity on the day he's due to face a Savan- nah Braves lineup that in- cludes such stalwarts as Row- land Office and Scooter Blanks. Denny has blamed his early Minor baseball The Yankees picked up a slim 9-8 victory over the Tigers at Lakeside Monday night. Dave Creighton picked up the victory fanning eight hitters and allowing six hits while Dale Seaman suffered the loss. Creighfon aided his own cause with a triple and three singles while Kenny Lang ham- mered a home run in a losing cause. In Senior Lillle League play, Shane Hirsche fired one- hitler to pace the Cubs to a 14-1 decision over the Tigers. Ron Thorn took the loss. Jack Price led the Cubs at the plate with a home run and a double while Randy Wat- rnough added a pair of doubles. In Farm League action, the Tigers edged the Bears 10-9 with Kelly Tweeter beating Kevin Wiekeesheim on the mound. In another contest, the Raid- ers dropped the Eagles 17-11 behind winning pitcher Carson Tse. Allan Baker supplied the wood for the Raiders with home run and a triple. BASEBALL TONIGHT 8 O'CtOCK SHARP LETHBRIDGE LAKERS vs CALGARY JIMMIES HENDERSON BALI PARK. season shortcomings on pills that were designed to rid his body of excess water. The pills cut his potassium content nearly in "I'm stronger now.. The old zip was coming back the last time I pitched." FIRST 2 DISASTERS His first two Southern League attempts, both against Montgomery Rebels, were disastrous. McLain allowed 16 runs in 11 innings, including six homers. Then came a solid perform- ance, seven innings against Knoxville that saw the de- moted super-star allow only one run and tliree hits. He struck out eight. McLain didn't suspect a re- lapse as he strutted to the mound at Grayson Stadium. A crowd of was in the stands, far above the average 500 drawn in the Southern League. One inning later, however, McLain's world caved, in. A walk, a single, a wild pitch and a double resulted in two runs. Another wild pitch and a sacrifice fly scored an- other. Then, the killing blow three-run de- livered by opposing pitcher Chuck Sprinkle. From that point, Denny's stuff was barely a notch above Little League. Savan- nagh's hitters looked like Murderers' Row and McLain headed for (he showers after seven innings. The toll: 12 runs, 12 hits, four homers, two wild pitches. Birmingham lost 14-0. "My said Birming- ham manager Phil Cavar- retta, "will be exactly what I saw a man pitching with no real velocity, no real con- trol and a man who must be hurting inside." SAYS BOOK WILL HURT Others will be hurt, McLain said, when his new book is published. "I'm writing a he said. "It will tell all and I mean all. Several people Mill be brutally hurt by it; but they deserve to be hurt." Meanwhile, there's the busi- ness of playing with the junior Athletics, a team that had lost six straight and 35 of its first 54 games. McLain said he's eager for another mound start, some- thing to heal the wounds from that 14-0 debacle at Savannah. "I'll be he keeps saying. But each time he is pounded in the minors, the re- turn lo Oakland drops a bit farther into an uncertain fu- ture, ANDY CAPP and along rocky bluffs, over- looking the Pacific Ocean, a natural wafer hazard. The sand traps, acres of stony beaches, augment the deep man-made risks that frame every green. The greens are small and so hard that it's like pitching to a marble-top table. "There will be plenty of bo- geys and double com- mented Jack Nicklaus, the Mas- ters lilleholder and strong ad- vance favorite, "but as in the; case of any golf course, if j you're hitting the ball well, you can score well." BIG NAMES PRACTISE Nicklaus, as in the case of Ar- nold Palmer, has been practis- ing here since Thursday, testing the course where he won the National Amateur in "If the greens get hard, it will be hard to break said Palmer. Seven of the holes play along the ocean. With the wind swirl- ing off the water, it can take as much as a two-iron shot to reach.the.green on the 110-yard par-three seventh. If the wind dies, you are apt to overshoot the green and drop 120 feet into the white-capped waves. The 18th is a 530-yard par-five terror. Hook a ball and you wind up in the bay. Land on the beach and the tide may wash the ball away in the midst of backswing.' Palmer once took an eight on the eighth hole and a nine on tie par-three 17th. Dale Doug- lass took a 19 in 1963 on the 421- yard 10th. Jack Montgomery had a 15 on the same hole. Ave f BE 60 CAREFUL. E'D THINK NOU WEPE CONSERVING HIS STRENGTH Lee Trevlno Is kcjep- ing his putting in shape. Lea came down with bronchitis in Philadelphia. Trevino is 1he defending champ of the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach, Calif. He will be leav- ing Providence Memorial Hosp. some lime Wed. or Thurs. for his trip to the Open. (AP Wirephoto) Memory fails beloved Maxie Former football star divorced CLEVELAND (AP) Susan Brown, former wife of former pro football star Jim Brown was awarded annual all mony today by a divorcee court udge in Cleveland. She also was granted a 'ear for support of the couple'; hree children, aged. 10 to l: years. Mrs. Brown divorced the for mer Cleveland Browns player now a movie actor, Jan. 3. SOUTH PASADENA, Calif. (AP) Slapsie Maxie Rosen- bloom ranks as one of box- ing's beloved. He was a master boxer without the knockout punch. He was an actor who could deliver punch lines. As a res- taurant host, he made all guests feel like winners. Race results EDMONTON [CP> NoMhlands andi Park race results Monday: FIRST claiming, 1 year olds, 5 fur- ngs. Mlnll's Sister {Sladnyk) 16.10 4-00 -TO, Lofd North 3.70 370, uHan's Diary (Parsons) 11.50. Time: Cypress Pal, Humble Birth, Rap- odia, Chine's Pixie, Kelly H also ran. SECOND tl.-KW, claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur. A Cookie (WhIIMc) 1S.M 5.30 150, Never Silent JLevine) 3.40 3.10, iamnus Rebel (RycfCll) 3.90- Tlme: l-S. Reved Up, North Lynn, Gallant Fairly Blue, Mr. Murphy also DAILY DOUBLE: tllfl.tt. THIRD cHmlng, 4 year olds and up, furlongs. Kap's Call (Hedge) 8.90 3.20 3.90, Charlie ILRvlne) 3.00 2.90, Denorco (Hamlll) 5.00. Time: 1-5. Reverse Current, Haydn'i SmoVe, Legal Term, Ma [or Mamie, Bfg Bai :1 also ran. QUINELLA: IM.BO. FOURTH claiming, 4 year otcls and up, 7 furlongs. Jean's fiddle (Shields) 3.SI -eauco (RasmUisen) -UO 3.4Q, Love Success (Norris) 4.30. Time: Roman Scholar, Chucklt On, Hey JoKer, Great Gale, Foolish Discretion etso ran. FIFTH claiming, J year olds, f fur- Me Star (Shields) 49.50, 9.60 For Rex Wi 'N Grin (Hedge) 3.70: Time: 1-5. Edle's Prlie, Blue Pines, Calallous Swoon Doll, Cryogenla also ran, EXACTOR: 573.40, SIXTH claiming, 4 year trfdi and up wilei. Crystal (Norris) 7.M 3.00, Behl Behl (Combs) 6.M 5.00 Monty B (Rasmussen) 3.30. Time: Little Gypsy, Hoppfng Oiark Tune, Here Comes CooKfe, Fermen also ran. SEVENTH claiming, 4 year and up 7 furlongs. Copcl To Dash (Levlne) 32.70 J.30 .10, Tod Slcrey (Stadnyk) 13.10 4.TC, Jomlc Tommy (McCauley) 3.50. Time: El Halccn, Whonrwek WIIHe, Mori Cash Deposit, Hills Of Iso ran. EIGHTH claiming, 4 year olds And up, furlongs. Smooth Edge (Shields) 8.40 5.50 20, Kocl Turk (McCauley) 13.EO 5.90, jme Alfafr 3.30. Time: 1-5. June Fire North, Caroufer, Hope, J abbe r woe ky. Angel County QUJNELLAi W.SD. Lakers are hungry for a victory Lelhbridge Lakers had bet- ter pull up their socks if they have any plans to halt their tail spin in Alberta Major Baseball League play. After six straight victories, the Lakers stopped and started to go in the other direction. They have dropped their last three decisions by 14-4, 7-1 and 7-0 scores, due to a lack- of hitting. According to manager, Doug Frier, the Lakers went into a little slump, but are hungry for another victory. They'll get their chance to- night as they host the Calgary Jimmies, who shut them out 7-0 in their first meeting. Action will get under way 8 p.m. at the Henderson ball park tonight. Miller paces Larks' Kathy Miller picked up nine strikeouts and k-d Park Plaza lo a 14-5 victory over the Char- lie Brown Ail-Stars in Commer- cial Ladies' Fastball League action Monday night. Sherry Gardine suffered the loss. In another contest. Labor Club Larks blasted PLS and S 16-6 with Debra Bareham win- ning over Marilyn Marshman on the mound. Fran Hamilton supplied the hitting power for the Larks with two home runs while Debbie Jensen and Corrinni Kleibrink added one apiece. Shirley Bourassa was the winner as Great West Majes tics blanked the Junior Opti- mists 7-0. In City Businessmens' Fast- ball League action, saw pinch- hitter Bill Binning clear the bases in the extra inning of play to give Cough's Auto Body a 6-5 win over Woolco. Bowling CAPRI BOWL YOUNS ADULTS Gordon Elrose 252; Bev Salmon 3J3 Norman Gyulai 373; Lori Pel- marchuk 26? Bryan 136; LintfB Maleomsoo 110 Pedrfnf ?M Jim Aialcoimon KTm Kovacs KOVKI Today, Maxie can't remenv her how grerat he was. He can't remember his friends. The toll of 289 professional fights, including the time he was light-heavyweight cham- pion of the world, has stopped him. He's confined in a sanator- ium under care of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Physically he's fine for a man of 63. Back in 1925, he fought to no decision against middle- weight champ Harry Greb, and he beat Jim Braddock and Mickey Walker along the line plus Ace Iludkins, Lou Nova and Lee Ram age. Braddock was to become heavyweight champion and Walker was the best of the middleweights in his prime. FOUGHT OFTEN In 1932, Rosenhloom had 30 main events. The following year he was a headliner 25 times. He fought often and he boxed well, holding the 175- pound title 1930-34. Dr. Hussell Jones, director of medicine for the Motion Picture and Television Fund, says Eosenbloom "has a fjood deal of damage t ohis brain, the intellectual portion." ''There is a loss of memory and he is confused. He lacks judgment and mental respon- sibility." e Jones says'examinations by neurologists and psychologists indicate the condition results from the aggregate blows Ros- senbloom took in the ring. Asked how this should occur in the past year or two after Rosenbloom had been long re- tired from the ring, had ap- peared in more than 100 films and operated his own restaur- ant, the physician said: "I have seen it ir other in- For whiteness depend on CILUX TRUTONE White. "l.'-" Dollar for dollar your best Paints JOHN FORREST COLOR CENTRE Poinli anrJ Wollpaper 32) 5th St. S. Ph. 327-2383 BEAVER LUMBER 3rd Ave. and 17th SI. S. Ph. 328-4461 COALDALE LUMBER PRODUCTS LTD. COAIDAIE PHONE 345-3085 ;