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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 13, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Wstfnwday, June 13, 1973 Graham Kelly 1 Stars of football face drug charges JUNE 27, when the Canadian Football League All-stars meet the Grey Cup champion Tiger- Cats at Ivor Wynn Stadium, Hamilton, fans will be see- ing some of the finest foot- ball talent on display in any of the professional leagues in North America. The Cana- dian Football League has al- ways had outstanding ball- players, many of whom could opinion a much more excrt- have played in the National ing game than the American FooJll Lague. Infact, peo- version. exot- you have to put the ball in the air fast, or give it up. The fact that the backfield is in motion gives linebackers fits. Another aspect of the game that I think is superior to the American is the single point. The Canadian game Meggessey who played with the NFL St. Louis Cardinals, Big Ed was cut from the Car- dinals due to racial discrim- ination and nothing else. Ed has found a home in Canada, and after overcoming his tra- gic loss of an eye, has con- tinued to be a star noijh of the 49th parallel. We Canadians tend to down- grade our game. It is in my ple such as Ed O'Bradovich, Frank Tripuka, Bo Scott. Joe Kapp, Vic Washington, and others have found their place in the superior leagues to the South. L I'm not going to argue that the CFL is a better league than its counterpart across the border. Not for a minute. But just because a man de- cides to play in Canada doesn't mean he's inferior at the game, nor does it mean he could'nt make it in the so- called big leagues. A good case in point is Ed McQuar- ters, the premiere defensive tackle of the Saskatchewan Roughriders. According to au- thorities like Jack Olsen of 1 Sports Illustrated and D a v e Regardless of the fact that over half the players are Am- erican, the game has always had a Canadian flavor, and has always been a part of Canadian life. They started competing for Lord Grey's silver mug back in 1909, and although the classic didn't at- tract much attention until Cal- stresses the foot in football. Why, in Dallas, or Miami, or San Francisco, their eyes will fall out when they behold the distance Joe Zuger will kick the ball for Detroit this year. The 65-yard wide field doesn't hurt our game either for the likes of a Leon McQuay and possibly a Johnny Rodgers. We have an exciting brand of football; let's not sell it short. such forgettable teams as the University of Toronto, Queens, and the Montreal Winged Wheelers. Such great Regina and western sports- men as Terrence Renne- baum, Al Ritchie, and Clair Warner were responsible for making the game of football an entrenched part of the cul- earians made it a national rure of the wheat province. faeKval in IMS. it still added Despite the heroic efforts of the Roughriders from Regina, it wasn't until 1935 that the west won its first Grey Cup. festival in 1948, it still added a distinct and savory flavor to the Canadian autumn. There were great moments in the CFL. In the Western Conference, the basic teams were the Calgary Stamped- ers, the Winnipeg Blue Bbmb- ers, and the oldest western team, the Saskatchewan, nee Regina Roughriders. During the 1920's, the black and red clad Roughies made an al- most annual trek to the Grey Cup only to be by 11 Winnipeg, it seems, has al- ways attracted colorful and talented sports personalities. From the great announcer Cactus Jack Wells with his .s "Bottle and Blanket night at Winnipeg stadium" up in the press box, to the talent down j on the field, football in Win- nipeg has always been out of the ordinary. The first real import the league quar- reled about was a Blue Bomber halfback from North Dakota, Fritzie Hansen who dazzled western crowds with his moves on many a fine autumn day. The rushing trophy in the west was named The Winnipeg Blue Bombers, one of the finest organizations in Canadian sport, defeated the Ottawa Rough Riders to bring the mug back home. Other than the three wins in the middle fifties by the Pop Ivy coached Edmonton Eski- mos, only Winnipeg has had consistent success against the maurauders from the East. head coach Bud Grant, and and assistant Neil Arm- strong made up one of the most effective braces of re- ceivers in league history when they both played end for the Blue Bombers in 1953. Yes the Winnipeg Blue Bomb- ers, first place finishers in the west last year, have been anything but dull. Over the years, football has provided us with tremen- d o u s entertainment. The booming punts of Glen Dobbs, the snake like moves of old spaghetti legs Jackie Parker, the leaping catches of Sugar- after the explosive (what foot Anderson and Herm Har- rison, the bashing brutality of lovable Big Atch (Jeff Atchison) of Saskatchewan. Sam "The Rifle" Etcheverry, little Ronnie Stewart, and the greatest fullbacks of all-time up here, Johnny Bright and George Reed. Dynamite Eddie James, a "Big Blue fullback whose kid Gerry wasn't too bad at lugging the leather in a different era. When you see the Minnesota Vikings playing on the tube, you might be reminded that their Is the NFL facing its own Watergate? yass-Jsss surjsr. New York Times Service NEW YORK At least four National Football League players, each a star, are under surveillance for traffic in illegal and dangerous drugs, according to informa- tion gathered from narcotics agents on the federal, and local levels. rector and a former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, minimized the whispers as a "fairy-tale." a nar- cotics agent, holding a thumb end forefinger less than an inch apart, recalled that the two "came this close" to suspended fivt-year sentence snd was placed on probation. Rentzel pleaded guilty last April 24 to possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail, filled and placed on three years probation. The sentence was stayed, pending appeal. His being apprehended last year. "The N.F.L. knows this Two teammates are sus- drug traffic would be its Wat- indictment haof included pected of dealing cocaine in one agent said. 'It possession of cocaine and a multi-million dollar smug- could explode any time." hashish. In the last 18 months, three N.F.L. players have been ar- rested for possession of dan- gling ring. Another player is understood to have partially financed a dealer's involve- ment with cocaine. The fourth player, an alleged frequent smoker of hashish, is believ- ed to be connected with sub- stantial supplies of it. Up to now, the N.F.L. has been reluctant to recognize the situation publicly. When rumors involving the two teammates began to cir- Parish was arrested last Nov. 13 for the possession of gerous drugs Duane Thorn- cocaine, according to federal as a running back then with agents. He pleaded not guilty. He was ordered March 21 to enter a drug rehabilitation program for one year. After that, the court said, the charges would be dropped. the Dallas Cowboys and now with the San Diego Charg- ers; Lance Rentzel, a wide receiver with the Los Angel- es Rams; and Don Parish, a linsbacker with the Denver Brcncos. Thomas pleaded guilty en To strengthen its drug-con- trol image, the N.F.L. soon will move to establish tighter stimulants, by its teams. In past, 26 sets of rules existed, one for each team, supervised by each, team physician and implemented by each team trainer. When the club owners convene here in two weeks for their annual June meeting, commissioner Rozelle will ssek approv- al for his proposals. "I haven't told the owners about my thoughts as Rozelle says. "But we plan to augment our program." Rozelle's proposals are ex- pected to include appointing a drug oriented N.F.L. medical director as well as a demand for the filing of drug- relation information, such as what players took what pills for what medical reasons. Rozelle's proposals were prompted by Harley 0. Stag- gers, the chair- Ridge, a He contendtd that drugs dis- pensed by the Chargers had been a factor in a 1969 hip injury that ended his career. The depositions established that the Chargers' organiza- tion received as many as prescription drugs a year in that span through a tion subcommittee. After a year of unpubli- cized conversations with coaches, players, trainers and physicians, Staggers last month urged intensified self- regulation not only in pro football, but also in major- league baseball and pro bas- ketball. Staggers suggested "slrin- gent penalties" for the illegal ing an orthopedic surgeon, a pharmacist and the trainer. The drugs Included "pep" pills, sleeping pills, pain-kill- ers and sedatives. According to the depositions, they sometimes distributed witiv out verbal or written pres- criptions. The depositions also indicated that the misuse of drugs occurred on the Kansas use of drugs by players, such as "fines, suspension or even barring for life, if warrant- ed." Another factor in Rozelle's proposals was the recent dis- closure of alkiged drug mis- use, especially the use of "pep" pills, by the San Diego Chargers, principally from the 1966 to 1969 seasons. The allegations appeared in sworn depositions by Charger play- ers prior to the reported City Chiefs, the Oakland Raid- ers and the Cincinnati Ben- gals. Tigers regain eastern lead Niekro thriving on extra work By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Phil Niekro is getting more work on a baseball field, which means he's doing less work in his backyard. His wife doesn't mind, though, as long as he continues to win games. :'I hired a couple of the neigh- borhood boys to mow the grass on my days off I have to take it easy says the At- lanta Braves' pitcher who is a new system of only two days' rest between assignmente. The knuckleballer made his second appearance under his personal three-day rotation sys- tem and never looked better, pitching a six-hitter to beat Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday night. "I always had guys tell me that I could pitch every day with the slow stuff I said Niekro. "I heard it so much, I really wanted to try it." Niekro has pitched three games in seven days and won them all. Last Wednesday, he beat Montreal Expos 5-3 with relief help and last Saturday, whipped St. Louis Cardinals 8-2 with help. In the other National League games, New York Mets beat San Francisco Giants 5-4; the Expos downed San Diego Padres 7-4; Los Angeles Dodg- ers beat Philadelphia Phillies 8- 6; the Cardinals tripped Cincin- nati Reds 11-5 and Chicago Cubs blanked Houston Astros 3- 0. HITS FIRST PITCH Ed Kranepool hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, help- ing New York beat San Fran- cisco. Kranepool connected on the first pitch from Juan Mari- chal after John Miner had opened the inning with a single. Bob Bailey's two-run homer climaxed a four-run fifth that carried Montreal's hot Expos over San Diego. The victory was the fourth straight and ninth in 13 games for Montreal. here is contrib- uting, no one player is carrying the said Montreal's- Clyde Mashore, talking about the Expos' surprising rise to second place in the NL East, "We're all in this together and we're pulling for each said Ron Hunt. "Guys on the team don't feel bad about being platooned, they root for the other guy. When their turn comes up, they go out and do the job. That's what makes this team click and that's why we'll stay in the pennant race." Wilbur Wood says he's out of his groove: Frank Howard just hopes he's finally out of the out- house. Howard got hold of a Wood knuckleball in the eighth inning Tuesday night for a two-run homer that gave the Detroit Ti- gers a 6-5 victory over the Chi- cago White Sox and spoiled Wood's try for victory No. 15. 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Am I break- ing out of my said Howard, who is batting just .179. The homer was his first of the season. he added, "it seems like the next day I'm back in the outhouse." ORIOLES TOP ROYALS Elsewhere in the American League, Baltimore Orioles beat Kansas City Royals 6-4, Cleve- land Indians edged Texas Rangers 54, Milwalkee Brewers defeated Minnesota Twins 6-3, Oakland Athletics topped New York Yankees 4-2 and Boston Red Sox beat California Angels 6-5. Wood, who had a 13-3 record on May 28 and seemed to be breezing towards a 30-win sea- son, has now lost three of his last four starts. The Southern Alberta Drag lacing Association will present drag meet this Saturday at le LeBarons Dragway at the jranum Air Force Base. The ragway can be reached by go- ng 6% miles north of Fort ilacleod and 1V2 miles west. It is the first meet of the year and if past meets are any indi- -ation, there will be some- Ebony Hawks bounce Native Sons Taber Ebony Hawks fired in four answered goals in the opening period and rolled to a 11-4 victory over the Leth- bridge Native Sons in Southern Alberta Major Lacrosse League action Tuesday night. The Hawks, playing on home grounds, tallied four more times in the second period am sat back to win the games hands down. Art Bareham, Darryl Bos- nack and Jim Zook rifled in a pair of markers for the Hawks while singles came off the sticks of Roger McAdam Neil Goruk, Ken Gregus Gary Romses and Alvaro Zan olli. Lethbridge marksmen were Lee Fox, Jim Bryne, Norm Hall and Doug Sterm. Taber picked up 10 of 12 minor penalties called in the sometimes rough encounter and split four fighting majors. Barry Lust and Zanolli o; Taber were assessed five-min utes apiece as well as Ken Keenan and Phil Legge of Leth bridge. Lethbridge's Hall was nailed with the lone game miscon duct issued in the three periods of play. At Henderson, Magrath, Country Club Golf scene is busy With the golf season in full swing three events of import- ance are planned for this week- end. The Lethbridge Country Club will see the start of its men's club championship Sunday morning at eight o'clock. This year's championship is a wide open affair with defend- ing champion Doug Brown not in the running. The 36-hole competition, 18 holes this Sunday and another Sunday morning June 24 at eight, is open to any mem- bers of the Country Club 18 years of age and over. Junior golfers are net eligible, how- ever, club professional Ed En- glehart indicated there would be a junior club championship in July. At Henderson Lake, mean- while, the annual Elks tourna- ment is set to go Saturday and Sunday. A full contingent of 80 golf- ers, including seniors, is set to tee-off Saturday and Sunday mornings at 10. Prizes in 10 flights, includ- ing a championship flight, are up for grabs. The seniors will play for the Syd Wallis mem- orial trophy. A horse race is planned for Sunday afternoon at Meanwhile, the most import- ant toumamennt of season at Magrath, is slated for this Saturday at the Magrath Gol Club. The annual open men' tourney is slated to get unde way Saturday at nine o'clock. This is a 27-hole event with a championship flight and number of other flights. Las year's championship was wo by Greg Hales over Jim Naka gawa of the host club, in a sud den-death playoff. The entry fee, for male golf ers 18 years of age and over is Also on tap this year is a match play tournament the las Saturday in August and the clu tournament the second week end in September. Drag racing on Saturday where between 40 and 50 hot machines competing this week- end. A feature of the first meet will be a Funny Car from Calgary- Gates open at one o'clock with time trials expected to get un- der way at Racing and drags will commence at three. Signs will be posted along the highway. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL Chicago 35 23 .603 26 75 .510 SVi t. Louis 27 29 .482 7 'itlsburgh 24 28 .462 8 New York 24 29 .453 hiladelphla 23 34 .404 ll'A West San Francisco 39 24 .619 Los Angeles 37 23 .617 Vi Houston 33 28 .541 5 Cincinnati 31 27 .534 5'A Atlanta 25 34 .424 12 S3n Diego 20 40 .333 17'A TODAY'S GAMES Los Angeles John (5-2) at Philadel- phia Brett (4-2) San Diego Arlin (2-3) at Montreal Moore (3-5) San Francisco Bradley (5-3) at New York Seaver (7-4) Pittsburgh Ellis (5-6) at Atlanta Reed (3-7) St. Louis Wise (7-3) at Cincinnati Billingham (8-2) Chicago Pappas (3-4) at Houston Wilson (4-6) TUESDAY'S RESULTS San Diego .000 030 412 Montreal 002 040 7 10 0 Caldwell Corkins (7) and Ken- dall; Torrez, Scott (1-1) Walker (6) and Boccabella. HR: Bailey 031 000 8 11 1 3W toi 680 Los Angeles phiiadeop'.iia Messersmith, Rau (1-15 Brewer (8) and Yeaqer; Carlton, Scarce (0-3) Wilson and Boone. HRs: Yeaqer Phila Mnntanez Pittsburgh Atlanta 000 001 2 004 100 4 (1 7 1 Walker Johnson Hernan- Hebner Dates Lum dez Detorre (7) and Mav; Niekro (6-2) and Dates. HRs: Sanguillen Evans San Francisco 100 020 492 New York 002 002 5 10 3 Marichal (6-5) Sosa and Sadek; VtaAndrew, Parker (5-0) Henni- gan (9) and Dyer. HR: Krane- DOO! St. Louis Cincinnati 005 030 15 4 100 M2 5 11 0 Cleveland Soraque Folker Sequl and Simmons; Grim- sley Borfcon Carroll Mc- Glothin (9) and Bench. HR: SL-jSim- mons Chicago .....000003 5 0 Houston 000 000 0 3 1 Reuschel (7-4) and Hundley; Forsch Ray (9) and Jutze. HR: Williams m. LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Atota, LA .....133 17 45 .346 Maddox, SF..... 188 22 65 Lopes, LA 172 28 58 .337 Goodson. SF..... 192 18 64 .333 Bonds, SF...... 258 63 85 .329 Torre, SL 169 23 55 .325 Robinson, Phs Fairly, Mtl Unser, Pha Watson, Hou 120 19 39 .325 136 23 44 .324 40 .323 70 .321 124 15 128 38 Home runs: Stargell, Pittsburgh, 17; H. Aaron, Atlanta, 16. Runs batted in: Bench, Cincinnati, Ferguson, Los Angeles, AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. GBL Detroit 30 26 .536 New York 30 27 .526 Milwaukee 29 27 .518 1 Baltimore 26 25 .510 Boston 27 26 .509 IVj Cleveland 22 35 West Chicago 31 22 .Mi Minnesota 30 24 .556 Oakland 30 28 .517 3V i Kansas City 31 29 .517 3Vi California 27 27 .500 414 Texas 18 35 .340 13 TODAY'S GAMES Texas Siebert (3-5) at Cleveland Perry (6-7) Kansas City Garber (5-3) Balti- more McNally (5-7) Chicago Stone (2-1) at Detroit Lo- lich (6-5) Milwaukee Colburn (7-2) at NVInni- Sola Hands (5-6) or Decker (1-0) Boston Culp (0-0) at California Wright (3-8) TUESDAY'S RESULTS Texas 100 003 4 S 1 Cleveland 003 M2 571 Merritt Gogolewsk! <7) Suarez Wilcox Hilgendorf (7) and Ellis. HRs: Nelson Williams Ellis New York 002 000 OK- I 1 Oakland 030 ooo 471 Kline (4 Beene (2) and Munson; Blue (5-3) Knowles (8) and Tenace. Chicago .110002 S 17 1 Detroit 103 000 10 I Wood (14-6) and Herrmann; Fry- man, Timmerman Hlller (3-2) (6) and Freehan. HRs: Stanley Howard Kansas C'ty 000 100 4 1 Baltimore OH 029 IOJ- f 1 Busby, Angeltni Bird (1-3) (7) and Healey; Palmer, Jackson (2-0) (7) and Wlliams. HRs: Otis Rojas Grich Willi- ams Milwaukee 000 000 IS M'nnasota 009 10 Bell, Champion (1-3) (5) Gardner (7) Linzy (9) and Rodriguez; Blyleven Strickland (7) Sanders (7) Car- bin (8) and Mitterwald. HR: Mln Oliva Boston joo ooi I California 201 000 002-S 11 Tiant, (7-6) Bolin (7) and Flsk; Ryan (7-7) and Torborgi Stephenson HRS: Bos YastrernsW Cepeda Cal Robinson Pinson New York Peterson (5-4) Oak- land Holtiman (11-3) LEAGUE LEADERS Blomberg, NY Carew, Min Kirkpatrick, KC Allen, Chi Kelly, Chi Henderson, Chi Mayberry, KC Fisk, Bos D. Nelson, Tex Valentine, Cal AB It H Pet, 116 20 47 .40! 206 38 70 .340 160 30 41 .331 193 34 64 .335 167 27 55 .321 135 21 42 .311 210 38 65 .31C 186 28 57 .3M 169 24 51 .303 126 15 38 .302 Home Runs: D. Allen, Chicago, 15) Mayberry Kansas City, 14. Runs Batted In: Mayberry, Kansai City, 56; R. Jackson, Oakland, 47. DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE ;