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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, 14, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Par golf the secret as Player leads Open MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) The 74th United States open golf championship developed into a putting contest on slick greens Thursday and Gary Player of South Africa was tabbed as the man likely to take it all. Short sport RIVA RETURNS LUDWIGSBURG, West Germany (Reuten Star striker Gigi Riva will play in Italy's opening World Cup soccer match against Haiti on Saturday after recovering from muscle trouble in his legs. FERRARI STARTS? MODENA, Italy (AP) The Italian Ferrari racing factory will start two cars in the Grand Prix of Holland Formula I race June 23, a factory spokesman announced Thursday. The two Ferraris 312-B-3 models will be driven in the Dutch race by Clay Regazzoni of Switzerland and Nicky Lauda of Austria. SETS WORLD MARK POTSDAM. East Germany iReuter) Irene Szevinska of Poland set a world record for the women's 200 metres in an athletics meeting Thursday with a time of 22.0 seconds. The 28-year-old runner improved the previous world record of East Germany's Renate Stecher by one-tenth of a second. JOE BACK IN RING NEW YORK (AP) Joe Louis, boxing's Brown Bomber, was licensed Thursday as a referee and Fastball Kaye Elliot fired a two- hitter to shut out the Labor Club Athletics 2-0 as the York Farm Generals registered a victory in Southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League play at Dave Elton Park Thursday. Wally Kruchkywich and Aaron Clements each had a double and a single for the Generals, who counted runs in the third and fifth innings for the win. Terry Rhodes got the two Athletic hits, both singles. Doug Hartley was tagged with the loss. In other action, the Lethbridge Hotel Northstars used a four-run fifth inning as insurance as they whipped Picture Butte Rae Motors 6-1. Reuben Isaac and winning pitcher Ron Zasadny led the 10-hit Northstar attack with a double and single each. Ken Karia had two singles lor Picture Butte. who managed only five hits in support of losing pitcher Joe Tokai. IGA got shut out pitching from Sig Dobler as they downed the Money Movers 6-0 in City Men's Fastball play In other action, the Robots slipped past City Hall 9-8 with Marv Moser besting Jack James for the victory. It was the first loss for the City Hall boys. Woolco took a 16-10 decision from the Goughs with Willie Spackman getting credit for the victory. Meanwhile. Al Pilling was the winning chucker as Liberty Boilers whipped Smittv's 13-2. designated to work the Joe Frazier Jerry Quarry fight by the New York State Athletic Commission. Edwin B. Dooley, chairman of the commission, said the licensing was done on the recommendations of four physicians who examined the former heavyweight champion. The scheduled 12- round heavyweight contest between Frazier and Quarry will be held Monday night in Madison Square Garden. APPEAL REJECTED LOS ANGELES (AP) California's court of appeal has turned down the bid of football wide receiver Lance Rentzel to overturn a marijuana conviction. The action was announced Wednesday. Rentzel, 30, recently reinstated to Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League, had pleaded guilty to possession of marfjuana. He was sentenced to 90 days in jail and fined GIVING UP SADDLE TORONTO (CP) Avelino Gomez, veteran Cuban-born jockey, is abandoning his riding career again for that of a trainer. Gomex, 45, said Thursday he is finished with racing, "but that doesn't mean I'm retiring for good." He has been licensed as a trainer on the Ontario thoroughbred racing circuit. Seven times Canada's national riding champion, Gomez retired in 1971 and became a trainer but returned to active riding in 1972. Jr. Miners in action The Lethbridge Junior Miners will have a new face in the lineup when they take the field against the Highwood Juniors tonight at 8 p.m. in a Southern Alberta Junior Baseball League contest at Henderson Park. Myle Stromsmoe. a 20 year old third baseman and pitcher, played for the Orion team which represented the South in the Alberta Junior Baseball Championships last year. Myle is a strong hitter and is expected to give the locals" infield a big boost. In tonight's contest, the Miners will attempt to even their 3-4 season record against the last place Highwood team, which plays out of High River. The Miners are presently- one and one half games behind the league leading Acme Pirates, who will be in town for a doubleheader on Sunday. STANDINGS L Pet GBL Acme 5 3 .625 Cal. Giants 6 4 .600 CaL Spikes 5 4 .555 vr Lethbridge 4 .429 V- Vauxhall 3 4 .429 1 2 5 .285 2'i SHOOTERS W Sunday. June 9. saw 25 Trap shooters meet si the Mossleigh Trap Club. This was the largest Shoo} ever held at the grounds with 8.700 targets being thrown. Saturday: Hi-ovct-311 5LA1R McNEELY. Bern island Runner-up HARVEY SAYLES. Calgary Sundav-Hi-over-all KEITH YOUNG, fled Deer Smotes-Champion HUGH LESUE. MoMteiah Class Bill PETERSON. ET Class MYLES TRAVIS. Red Dee' C GOLUMBOUS. Calgary Drubles- Champion KEITH YOUNG. Red Deer A" Class ROBIN TIMVIERWIAN. Calgary Class MYLES TRAVIS. Red Deer B Handicap: N1TJO Calgary KEITH YOUNG. Red Deer SHPTI vardatje LLOYD MELSON. S'avely McKegr Trcirhv GOPDON MORRIV .llirvrt' "tnphv JOHTJ MOM. Wed A Bee1 Bar-8-Oue was a highlight al the shoot. The shoolers from all over Alberta would like to congratulate the Mossleigh Club for a job well donel Thanks and see you all there next year. PUINSM4R SPOEIS Ml wsmsis CANADA'S PUES Of OUAlinr EOUIPMtWT TTEVOAC1NG iUPPUEi, U6HTWE1GHT ING UNO AITMWE -.-.I., KEW XOTKAS Phone 379-6827 SKK KUCHEftAN AST BOURNE "If you can't chip and putt here, you might as well go said defending cham- pion Johnny Miller, stunned by an opening-round 76. "Player is the finest chipper, putter and sand player on the tour. He could walk away with it." Player, seeking to add the Open to his Masters crown for the first two legs of an unprecedented professional grand slam, stroked Winged Foot's marbletop greens for an even-par 70 and the lead in Thursday's first round. Putting troubles hurt most of Player's rivals, including Jack Nicklaus, the pre- tournament favorite to capture his 15th major title. Nicklaus three-putted three of the first four holes, added another three-putt later on. and shot a 75. Miller, who won at Oakmont Pa., last year with a record- closing 63, also shot a 75. WRIST IS HURTING Tom Weiskopf. the reigning British Open champion, fired a 76 and said he almost withdrew because of an ailing left wrist. Two-time winner Lee Trevino had a 78. For the first time since 1958, a player failed to break par in the opening round of this championship. Mike Reasor of Seattle, who shot 135 in one round at Talla- hassee. Fla., earlier this year after falling off a horse, and Lou Graham of Nashville, Tenn., were tied for second at 71. one stroke off Player's lead. Two former PGA champions, Bobby Nichols and Ray Floyd, were in a group at 72, along with Bruce Crarnpton of Australia, Jim Colbert and rookie Barney Thompson. Veteran Arnold Palmer thrilled a huge gallery by shooting a 73. which placed him in a tie with more than half a dozen others. George Knudson of Toronto, the only Canadian in the tournament, had a 78. CONDITIONS IDEAL? The day was clear and bright, if a bit crisp. The course had been softened by a heavy overnight shower. Playing conditions seemed ideal. Then everything seemed to come for all of the favorites except Player. Of the 150 players in the field. 44 failed to break 80. That list included former Open winners Ken Venturi, Billy Casper and Gene Littler, former Masters champion Bob Goalby and Hubert Green, a winner of three tournaments this season. the hardest course I've ever seen said Colbert. England's Tony Jacklin, who had a 78. made a 10-1 wager with a friend. to that no one will break par for four rounds. "A score of 290 (10 over par) could win it." said Palmer. "It's very difficult, but it's fair. I think it's one of the best we've played in a long time. I wish we had courses like this everv week." FLO.'FLO .'LOOK AT THIS HAND. I DON'T MIND BEING THE BREADWINNER, BUT 'E ME AS AN ALL-NIGH.T ftAKERY.-.' Cub's Bonham loses I-0 five-hitter Unearned run did it THE CANADIAN PRESS For six innings, the score- board at Candlestick Park wasn't working, which was fine as far as pitcher Jim Barr of San Francisco Giants was concerned. Then, in the seventh inning, the Scoreboard and Giants came to life and Barr had a 1-0 National League baseball win over Chicago Cubs. "I don't like to look at the Scoreboard when I'm in the dugout because, if I see who's coming up the next inning. I might get said Barr. The Scoreboard started working just in time to register the game's only run, scored on a Cub error, a wild pitch and a single by San Francisco's Gary Thomasson. That was all Barr, who pitched a six-hitter, needed. Rain prevented Thursday's only other National League at Atlanta between the Braves and New York Mets. Kansas City Royals edged Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 in Thursday's lone American League game. Steve Ontiveros led off San Francisco's seventh inning with a grounder that first baseman Billy Williams let go under his glove.' Ontiveros made it to second, went to third on Bill Bonham's wild pitch, then scored when Thomasson singled to centre. Chicago manager Whitey Lockman. noting that Bonham had tossed a losing five-hitter, muttered: he pitched a good game. But no one will know- that tomorrow. They'll just see that his record is 4-9." Barr. 3-3, has bounced back and forth between starting and relieving roles the past two seasons. John Mayberry's two-run homer in the first inning and Vada Pinson's solo shot that started a three-run second carried Kansas City past the Brewers. Cookie Rojas" sacrifice fly and Amos Otis" double provided the winning margin. Gene Garber replaced Generals defeat Blockers easily RED DEER (CP) OutfielderWayne McKee drove in 13 runs as Red Deer Generals bombarded Edmonton Blockers 26-9 in a wild Alberta Major Baseball League game Thursday. McKee paced a 28-iiit Red Deer attack with a five-for-six night at the plate. He smashed two home runs and singled three times, each driving in two runs. Al McKec was the winning pitcher despite allowing solo homers by Mike Teahen and John Osborne and needing sixth-inning relief held from Don Pasutlo. Glen Winder, the first of three Edmonton pitchers, was the loser. Ron Kopitzkc also homered for Red Deer while import shortstop Phil I'rabe produced four hats. In Calgary. Larry Nakonachey and Carlo Mejia produced extra-base hits in the sixth inning to spark a five-run rally as Calgary- Giants downed Calgary Jimmies 7-3. NaJconachey produced a two-run triple and scored on an error to break a 2-2 tie and Mcjia capped the outburst with a two-run homer. Ray Forgie scattered seven hits to earn the pitching triumph. Meanwhile Barrhead Cardinals, a new entry in the defeated Edmonton Tigers 5-3 to win their first game in the league after six losses. Dave Robb hit a bases- empty home run as Cardinals scored two runs in the third inning to tie the game 2-2 but Wayne Commodore pounded a solo homer in the bottom of the third to put Tigers up 3-2, In the top of the fifth. Lome Niven drove in his second run of the game and Del Schmffrick grounded out to plate Terry Hendley with what proved the winning run. Hcndicy went the distance and tossed a seven-hitter for the win. while Stu Henderson, who relieved Dick Hazel! in the fifth, accepted the loss. SINGER IN SURGERY ANAHEIM iAPi Bill Singer will undergo surgery for a ruptured lumbar disc in his hack, sidelining the California Angels" leading pitcher probably for the rest of the American League baseball season, the Angels said Thursday. The operation was 1o br performed Friday at Si Joseph's Hospital in nearby Orange, where the 30- year-old right handrr has been in hospital since Sunday. Singer. 3 20-game winner for Ihe Angels last season, had a 14 record with a 2.94 carned- nm average this year. Kansas City starter Paul Splittorff in the sixth inning with three runs across the nobody out, choked off a Milwaukee rally and pre- served the triumph. "It was the same old stuff I've always said Garber. who struck out six and yielded only two hits and one run. "I don't have any explanation for the strikeouts. I was throwing the ball over. They had to swing at some borderline pitches. I just lucked out." John Briggs hit two doubles to drive in two of the Brewers' runs. NFL talks break off NEW YORK (AP) The tenuous thread on which nego- tiations had resumed this week between the National Football League Players Association and the league's management council appeared to snap Thursday with the angrv termination of talks. Management council called the breakoff "a walk-out" by the players association, but Bill Curry of Houston Oilers, president of the players' group, denied that charge. "That simply isn't true." said Curry. "No one got up and walked out. certainly not the players." He said the talks ended at the suggestion of federal mediator Jim Scearce. "We spent three days listen- ing to an exchange of philosophies and ideas really a lot of said Curry. Discussions this week centred on the so-called "freedom issues." which the management council calls "the structure of the game." A spokesman for the management council said that the owners' group had responded to each of 13 demands in this area and said it is willing to discuss "modifications of existing practices, but will not discuss elimination of them." Included in these issues is the controversial Rule" that allows the commissioner to set compensation for a team that loses a player to another club after the athlete has played out his option. "Frankly, we were dis- appointed." said Curry. "Their response to our de- mands was essentially a non- response. The mediator suggested that it was just as well to end the session. And that was how it ended." Curry said he was not certain talks would resume as scheduled next Tuesday in Washington. "I don't he said. "Our executive council has scattered. I suppose the negotiator will be contacting both sides. I expect them at some point to respond to our demands." The negotiators are working against a July 1 strike deadline. Later, the following statement was issued by the management council: "The breakoff of the NFL contract negotiations at this critical time is both tragic and irresponsible. "No matter what their original motivation, the totality of the players' freedom demands would result in each one of football players selling their services to 38 football teams in the United States alone each year without concern for teams, team-mates and fans. "We do not think we could represent the resultant product to our fans as a truly competitive brand of football." Swim meet The Lethbridge City- Swimming Championships will be held at the Fritz Sick Pool on Wednesday. June 19. beginning at 6 p.m. The competition is open to anyone in Lethbridge and the surrounding area and features freestyle, breaststroke. butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley events. Aggregate trophies will go out to high point winners in all age groups, with ribbons awarded to the first six finishers in each event. Registration forms are available at the Fritz Sick and Lions pools, with the entry deadline set for 6 p.m. June 17. A one dollar fee will be charged to help defray costs. EXCLUSIVE DEALERS IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA FOR BOMBARDIER CAN-AMS IN STOCK NOW 125CTHT 125MX 175TWT 175MX BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 EXCITING MAJOR 'JUNIOR A See tTie Pro-Stars of tomorrow ...TODAY Right here in WESTERN CANADA HOCKEY LEAGUE ACTION! 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