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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 21, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, Jumi 21, 1974 YES! we are accepting for CHRISTMAS BOOKINGS TO HAWAII no dvpoiil required ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MALL PHONE 328-3201 Pat Sullivan The time-worn adage "it is better to give than to receive" ill get a stiff workout next week Lethbndge Lakers of the Alberta Major Baseball League ipen their home schedule witn games Tuesday, Wednesday, riday Saturday and Sunday I know that sounds like a lot of baseball all at once But one iust consider the fact the Lakers are awaiting work on the Bleachers at Henderson Park and have had to play their first une games awav from home Tuesday s opener against the Calgary Jimmies will see amporarv bleachers along the first and third baselines Not all he comforts of home but one must make do It is for this reason that Laker supporters must think about No one I hope will argue with me when I say that the 1973 Jition of the Lethbndge Lakers gave the baseball public of and Southern Alberta a treat last year Baseball became the household word as the Lakers, in four months were the talk of Alberta and then most of Canada What the Lakers displayed was an excellent brand of aseball The price was right, and all who watched and followed ae club were well entertained Now it is the fans turn to give Laker president Reno Lizzi and coach Paul Sullivan showed concern at a press conference Wednesday evening They feel it is somewhat unfair to ask fans to pay for a ball ame and sit in bleachers They are hoping you won't let them 'own The club has had a tough time of it early in the AMBL 1-5 log book isn t all that impressive I must admit But ne clubs just ahead of the Lakers, three to be exact, have won only two games and have had the opportunity to play before a lome crowd No Sullivan isn t worried about his charges making their felt in the league You can't expect to get out of the ate in the same fashion as last year when they were 9-1 The shoe was on the other foot last year The locals had of practices and opened the season in a flurry Weather conditions, injuries and the construction of the new jleachers has hampered the club seriously Even now the Laker mtfielders could float a canoe in the outfield as the city tries to 3et it in shape Lizzi and the rest of the board of directors are not pushing ne panic button There will be no airlift of players We will bring in the personnel we have to, says Sullivan, to make us a strong contender, but that certainly doesn't mean holesale changes Lakers have brought in two Idaho players, Kent Petersen jnd Jim Dompier At present that is it A couple of other names Bopped up but nothing definite took place With Dompier and Petersen, Sullivan feels the club is taking ne shape he had hoped it would A strong nucleus of players is ack from last year as well as B C products Brian Hamagami and Gary Picone We 11 be there when it says Sullivan "Four make the playoffs this year and the Lakers will be one of nem One matter that concerns the Lakers is the increase in ren- al for the use of Henderson Park Without the Lakers Henderson Park would have been like a morgue most of the summer and now the rental fees have increased Last y ear the Lakers paid a game for the use of the park one can argue that the price was very reasonable Even doubled is not a lot to ask for the park when it is in playable .ondition I question tripling the rent, but that is the city's 'ecision What one must question is the timing The Lakers will have o struggle in the early stages and this, to me, would be an ideal ime for the city to lend a hand You don t offer a drowning man glass of water do you9 The Lakers are certainly not drowning or even in rough ..aters Thej are however, striving to keep baseball alive and well in the city Everybody, including the city, benefits I can t agree that the city should be increasing the rent ..hen facilities have depreciated When and only when, the new bleachers are completed will Henderson Park be worth double the rent, be it or A move such as this can only help to discourage a group of local -.portsmen Sorry gentlemen but I feel you have done the Lethbndge Bakers ball club an injustice Multi-year pact TORONTO (CP) Mike vIcKegney of Sarnia Ont, >igned a multi-year contract with Montreal Cana- iiens of the National Hockey >eague The ear-old black right winger, along with his lawyer, Ron Roberts of Dallas, met with Ron Caron Canadiens' assistant general manager, to sign the contract in a down- town hotel QUESTION Ever ask yourself if teasing car IS r ght for -you7 Our Leasing Deoalmerii prov des Ihe answer for oeoc'e who would ralher nave 'heir capital working lor them m ways For oeoole wno want the convenience and enjoyment of a new car "very few years For oeopte who iitie dealing with Leasing profession- als 11 lhal sounds like you teas- ing from us is Ihe answer ANSWER Phone ROY MclNTOSH at 328-9271 Kino CHRYSLER ODDGE LTD! Pftom 328-9271 Sports LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lower 7th Street Shopping Mall Uthbrldgt. Phone (403) 328-7411 Store Hours Open 9 a.m. to p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Saturdays. However, owners put more meat on the table Floyd Nothing concrete, both sides apart battles WINNIPEG (CP) The Canadian Footoall League Players' Association during a negotiating session with CFL owners, presented a counter- proposal Thursday night to a league offer made last weekend in Toronto Another session is schedul- ed for 9 30 a m CDT today at which the league is expected to reply to the counter- proposal Neither side would com- ment on the contents of the CFLPA's latest offer Saskatchewan Roughnder fullback George Reed, presi- dent of the CFLPA, told reporters the counter- proposal was a lesser position than first presented to the league 'What I think has happened is that they (the owners) have put a little more meat on the table, and I have always said that when they are willing to do this, then we would be will- ing to start the negotiation process as it should be More than 270 CFL veteran players announced their voluntary retirements Satur- day following a breakdown in negotiations in Toronto to back demands for a new two- year contract However, most have been working out on their own, without the benefit of coaches or facilities CFL MAKES OFFER Norm Kimball of Edmonton Eskimos, chairman of the league's player relations com- mittee, said the CFL had of- fered in Toronto to give the players a 25-per-cent increase in the areas of contention in 1974 and a further 20 per cent in the second year of the contract Also included in the offer was a training camp per diem of this year and in 1975, increased payments in post- season games by a round and increasing the winner's share of the Grey Cup game to 000 a man from League commissioner Jake Gaudaur said that pre-season pay post-season conference pay. Grey Cup pay and pre- season subsistence were the areas in which a compromise was needed Gaudaur said some progress had been made, but that it would be an overstatement to say that an agreement is near Both Gaudaur and Reed, Jr. Miners in action The Lethbndge Junior Miners will be in action Sun- day when they host the Highwood Juniors for a 2 p m Southern Alberta Junior Baseball League game at Henderson Park This will be the second last time local fans will see the Miners in league action this season as all the locals1 July games are on the road They have one more home game against the Vauxhall Jets scheduled for next Thurs- day night Miners host Cowley twice Lethbndge Miners will host Calgary Cowley for a pair of Calgary Major Men's Fastball League games at Dave Elton Park tonight At least one of the evening encounters should be a pitcher's duel as Cowley's ace chucker Whitey Haley could be matched up against Miners' king-pin George San- toni Haley was one of the top amateur fastball pitchers in Canada at one time and San- toni has become more and more recognized during the past few years Games times are slated for 7 45 and nine tonight WILL JOIN WTT UMONDALE NY (APi- Virgmia Wade of England. United Slates Open champion in 3968 and the doubles winner there last year, will join New York Sets of World Team Ten- nis after Wimbledon, it was announced Thursday who addressed a meeting of Winnipeg Blue Bomber veterans prior to the evening session, agreed the talks Thursday were calm "I think we had some good frank discussions in a calm at- mosphere and I think it makes the outlook a lot brighter than when we last said Reed He said discussions today would have to adjourn by mid- afternoon to allow CFLPA representatives to travel to Ottawa to prepare for the June 26 all-star game with the Grey Cup champion Ottawa Rough Riders CAN I SORROW LADDER TO PIX A LOOSE SLATE SY ALL MEANS, BUT THAT'S NO TOB I VMOULDN'T EITMER-ITWAS AlE WHO THOUGHT I WOULDN'T THINK OF I30IN' SUCH ATHING World Cup linescore sees 11 still in it FRANKFURT (Reuter) Two in, three out and 11 still hoping That was the state of the World Soccer Cup finals today as the surviving teams prepared for a weekend that will decide their fate Favorites West Germany and Olympic champions Poland, the only teams to have won their opening two matches and, perhaps significantly, the only teams not to have had a single player cautioned, already have clinched their places in the second final round But Brazil, defending the ti- tle it won for an un- precedented third time in 1970, and Italy and Uruguay, who have each been cham- pions twice could finish up with Haiti, Zaire and Aus- tralia among the teams that never made it Brazil despite goalless draws against Yugoslavia and Scotland should qualify Their last game is against a Zaire team demoralized after the 9-0 hammering from Yugoslavia A 3-0 victory over Zaire will put Brazil through whatever the result of the other Group 2 match between Yugoslavia and Scotland A draw is good enough for Yugoslavia while Scotland must win to stay in Although through to the next round. West Germany must for the moment forget its ul- timate goal of winning the World Cup and concentrate on winning the match against East the game all Germany is waiting to see FIRST MEETINGS The first-ever soccer match between national teams of the two Germanics takes place Saturday in the capacity Volkspark Stadium, long since sold out and defeat for East Germany could let in Chile as shock qualifiers If East Germany lose 1-0 to West Germany, Chile will qualify if they beat Australia 3-0 in the other Group I match Saturday Holland. Uruguay. Sweden and Bulgaria face their Group 3 matches Sunday, all retain- ing a chance of qualifying Holland should clinch top place by beating Bulgaria wJiiie Sweden will lake second place out if it loses 3-0 to Poland on Sunday and Ar- gentina wins 2-0 against Haiti, a combination ol possibilities too close for Italian comfort The iine-up for the two se- cond final round groups could be Group A West Germany. Holland Brazil Italy Group Poland, Chile, Sweden The winners of these two groups meet in the final on July 7 sn Munich Suggestions that West Ger- many might deliberately lose Saturday to avoid Brazil and Holland in the second final round were discounted by manager Helmut Schoen He said "We will not do this In any event we will not know all the qualifiers until Sunday" Schoen added "The most astonishing fact is that all four South American teams are still in with a chance No one would likely disagree with this comment particularly as the four South American teams have still to score their first victory The West German squad had a day out on the Baltic Thursday in a move aimed at relieving the tension in their training camp at Malente Star striker Gerd Mueller said afterwards "This was the best time we have had to- from our vic- tories over Chile and Aus- tralia "If we're on the right track, we'll pick it up in Ottawa probably on Saturday Unless something drastic happens, we won't reach a settlement here Phil hoops 16 points OTTAWA (CP) Canada and China split men's and women's exhibi- tion basketball victories Thursday the Chinese women winning 59-56 and the Canadian men winning 104-62 For the visiting women's national team it was their first victory in four appearances so far on a cross-Canada tour while for the men it was their fourth straight loss Chi Chi-Hui scored 14 points to lead the Chinese women with Chen Hsai- Shan scoring 11 Sylvia Sweeney scored 12 points for Canada and Pat Tatham 10 Chang Ta-Wei, a six-foot- six forward set the scoring pace with 25 points in the men s game although Canada got 21 points from Jamie Russell, 18 each from Bill Robinson and Lars Hansen and 16 from Phil Tollestrup The national teams are scheduled to play again Saturday in Halifax The Canada-China game Saturday will be shown live on the CBC network at 2 30 p m__________________ slump Golf league COUNTRY CLUB GOLF Low gross Bob Parsons Reliance 38 Low net Cliff Palmer Bastedo s 30 Low team net Black s Mens L Tail D Hughes A Radons W Moros 138 LAKESIDE MEN'S Low net Ed Visosky CHEC 30 Low gross Murray Mills House of Lethbndge and Ralph Guzzi. Singers tied 36 Low team net Singers Al Kenwood, Andy Andreachuk Richard Andreachuk and Guzzi along with Ace Building Frank Sovka Bill Karbashewski Gerry Probe and Lyle Davis tied 141 COUNTRY CLUB Gentlerren III 79 Lakeview Texaco 75 Lethbndge Office Furniture Oliver Industrial Bastedo s Packers Dongatti Reliance Black s Mens Perky Eaton s King Chrysler LAKESIDE MEN'S Singers Fraches Flemings Jubilee Ace Parsons CHEC Dongatti Impena Lfe CJOC Sugar Beeters Lethbndge Herald Pahulie Union 76 House of Lethbndge Walkers A S W Owen 69 67 65 65 58 55 51 48 44 33 70 69 65 65 58 55 55 53 52 49 44 39 39 39 38 38 31 29 Minor ball The Dodgers eliminated the Expos from further competition when they registered a 7-2 triumph in a Senior Little League playoff contest Thursday night Doug Vogt was the winning pitcher while Ken Stiison took the loss In a Lakeside Farm League playoff contest, the Rockets got a no-hitter from Ian Low and downed the Raiders 85 Low had 14 strikeouts en route to the victorv Mark Oliver belted a home run, triple and single while Brad Kimura added a triple and a double for the winners The Dodgers slipped past the Expos 5-3 Norcrest Little League play Thursday to remain undefeated in the A section of the Norcrest playoffs Thev now advance to meet the Pirates who are undefeated Craig Nvrose fired a five- hitter and fanned nine batters en route to the victorv Nyrose also had two of the five hits the Dodgers managed against losing DWYER RECALLED ST LOUIS fAPi -SI Louis Cardinals called up outfielder- first baseman Jim Dwyer on Thursday from their American Association farm club in TuJsa pitcher Flovd Moncnef Both were singles Robert Harvey led the Expo attack with three singles Minor softball The Knockouts slipped past the Whizetles 8-7 in a Lethbndge Minor Softball League game played Thursdav night at Galbraith School Debbie Tarnava and Margaret Kemen shared the pitching duties for the winners while Wendv Konvnenbell and Pat Nordem were on the mound for the Whitettes Kemen had a home run for the winners In Bantam girls action, the Snoopv AH Stars whipped the Diamond Streakers 23-9 with Kandv Crawford belting a home run Ivouise Anderson and Bev Jackson shared mound duties for the All Stars Charmain McKillop pitched the Cyclones to a narrow 12-10 triumph over the Wildcats m a game played at SI Basil s Wendv Gvorkos and Mary Lou Donate each smacked two hits against losing pitcher Shem Spence while Dianne Vaselenak and Brenda Lavell belted home runs in a losing cause AKRON, Ohio (AP) "I have more dedication, more devotion to the game of said Ray Floyd, explaining his resurgence on the United States pro tour Floyd is trying to play his way out of a five-year slump He took a giant stride in that direction Thursday with a five-under-par 65 including a course-record 29 on the front side that gave him a one- shot lead in the American Golf Classic Floyd held a one-shot lead over Buddy Allm, who hirdied two of his last three holes for a 66 Jerry McGee was another stroke back at 67 Jim Fernell followed at 68, two under par on the course The group at 69 included for- rest Fezler, Gay Brewer, Jim Simons Ed Sneed, Larry Zieg- ler and host pro Bobby Nichols Arnold Palmer had a 70, Tom Weiskopf 71 and defending titleholder Bruce Crampton of Australia a 72 George Knudson of Toronto shot 37-34 for a 71 while Ben Kern of London, Ont, had 37- 35-72 U S Open champion Hale Irwm blew to 77 Jack Nicklaus Lee Trevmo, Garv Player, Johnny Miller and Hubert Green are not competing Floyd as a 26-year-old, won three times in 1968, including the PGA national cham- pionship He collected that season But he hasn't won since Now 31, Floyd began his comeback this season He has won and ranks in the top 25 money-winners ELRICH TIRE SPORT NATIONAL LEAGUE East LEAGUE East St 2 2 New 2 LOS 2 San San 2 TODAY GAMES Pittsburgh Hooker (3-5) at Chicago Stone (11) Atlanta Morton (8 6( at Cincinnati Bilhngham (6 5! New York Seaver (3 6) at Philadelphia Canton (9 4) Montreal Renko (1 6) at St Louis Siebert (6 4) San Diego Jones (3-11) at Houston Dierker (4 3) San Francisco Bradley '6-7) at Los Angeles Messersmith (7-2) THURSDAY'S RESULTS Pittsburgh 000 000 12 1 Chicago 020 010 6 0 Ellis (3 6) Morlan (7) and Sanguillen Reuschel (6-4) and HRs Chi Cardenal (6) Williams (11) New York 000 020 5 1 Philadelphia 500 000 1 11 0 Koosman <7 Ru'hven <2-5) and 8oor? 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