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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta TutMlay, JUM U, 1973 THI IETHBRIDGE HMAID t ANDY CAPP Gals attraction at Wimbledon Has been at the IteJm of Dodgers for 20 years Walter Alston: Methuselah of managers LONDON (AP) With the glitter of the men's matches dimmed by the boycott of many top stars, the women hold the spotlight at Wimbledon today Margaret Court aiming to capture the grand slam for the second time. Top-seeded Mrs. Court won the Australian, French, Wimble- don and Forest Hills titles two ago, but missed Wimble- don in 1972 and the honors went to Billie Jean King of Long Beach, Calif Both players drew first-round byes this year. Mrs. Court will meet fellow Australian Karen Krantzcke in the second round while Mrs. King, the No. 2 seed, will face Lucia Bassi of Italy. Their main rivals in the Evert of Fort Lau- derdale, Fla., and Evonne Goolagong of been playing below par. Miss Evert lost in the finals of the Italian and French cham- pionships while Miss Goolagong, seeded third here, lost to Rus- sia's Olga Morozova in a pre- Wimbledon final at London's Queen's Club. Chris is slated to Fliii Floii in trouble SASKATOON (CP) Con- cern over lack of fan support at home games could lead to a review of the Flm Flon Bomb- ers franchise at the next meet- ing of the board of governors of the Western Canada Hock- ey League, president Ed Chy- noweth of Saskatoon said Mon- day. He said in a statement that it is of deep concern to the WCHL that Flin Flon fans have not seen fit to provide better home support to a club that has been a consistent winner. Because the league had a gate equalization plan, it was "most imperative that all clubs try to carry their own load. play Fiorelli Bonicelli of Italy while Evonne opens her Wim- bledon competition against Betty of the Netherlands The walkout by 70 members of the Association of Tennis Professionals cut the original men's entry 'ist but didn't dampen fan reaction Monday. Romania's Hie Nastase, fa- vored to capture the men's sin- gles title in the absence of de- fending-champion Stan Smith of Pasadena, Cahf., easily de- feated Hans Ploetz of West Ger- many 6-3, 7-5, 6-2. Bjorn Borg. a 17-year-old Swedish tennis asso- ciation, ousted Premjit Lall of India and set a world record for a tie break, winning it 20-18 and taking the match 6-3, 6-4, 9-8. Fifth-seeded Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111, volleyed sharply and scored repeatedly with passing shots to beat Eng- land's Mark FarreU 6-4, 6-3, 64. the ATP players sacrificed an op- portunity to share in but were regarded with disdain by many of the fans. The ATP players voted to boycott Wim- bledon in support of Yugo- slavia's Nikki Pilic, who was barred from competition for failing to participate in a Davis Cup match. Nastase and England's Roger Taylor, who refused to join the boycott, were greeted by cheers. Taylor then defeated France's Jean Louis Haillet 6-2, 6-3, 6-3. Borg, who is not accustomed to playing on grass, was ele- vated to No. 6 seed by the boy- cott. The youngster didn't lose a single service game In other opening day matches, Jan Kodes of Czech- oslovakia beat Ken Hirai of Ja- pan 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. 6-3; Juergen Fassbender of West Germany downed Istvan Gulyas of Hun- gary 8-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3, Alex Met- revefli of Russia eliminated Stanley Mathews of England 6- 3, 6-4 9-8 and Owen Davidson of Australia whipped Patrick Joly of France 6-4, 6-4, 64. Zip over to see your friends, down to the store, or head out Into, the clean country air! Here's Honda's CT70, great first bike for any member of the family. So easy to handle, even if youVe never been on a motorcycle before! Smoke-free en- gine like the big bikes. Automatic clutch. Loaded with safety features. Trouble-free, economical and safe for any rider. While you're at your Honda dealer, see Honda's new ST90 cr SL70. At your dealer now. yoi; can handle a Honda! (ST90 model illustrated) HONDA. DISTRIBUTED 6Y: CLARKE SIMPK1NS HONDA 760 Alderbridga Way, Richmond, B.C. LETHBRIDGE HONDA CENTRE SALES SERVICE 2nd S. Phone 327-8889 Southern largeit and Most Progressive Motorcycle Dealer NEW YORK (NEA) Walter Alston, legs crossed, leathery face creased, leis- urely smoking a cigarette, sat recently in the Dodgers' dugout where he has sat for the last 20 years, incredibly, imperturbably. He came out of nowhere- well, if you consider Darr- town, Phio (pop, nowhere to manage in Brooklyn, which, in baseball in 1954. was indeed some- where. Virtually every year for about the next decade or so, after, Alston was supposed to be fired. Every year he wasn't. The Dodgers are now into their third major change- over in personnel in the last 20 years. First there was the team of Robinson, Ers- k i n e, Hodges, Newcombe, Campanella. Then came the Koufax, Drysdale, Roseborp, GiUiam years. Now there is Short sport McKINNIE TO STAMPS HAMILTON (CP) Hamil- ton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League Monday trad- ed halfback Silas McKinnie to Calgary Stampeders for future considerations. McKinnie, traded to Hamilton from Saskatchewan Roughiid- ers two seasons ago, refused to report to Tiger-Cats and made ar unsuccessful attempt with the National Football League. McKinnie is expected to get a good shot with the Stamped- ers with Jessie Mims out of ac- tion with a high blood pressure condition. SANDRA POST WINS OLD WESTBURY, NY. (AP) Sandra Post of Oakville. Ont, fired a par 72 and won the sixth annual Proette- Member Invitational Monday at Old Westbury Golf and County Club. Miss Post, a six-year vet- eran of the Ladies' Professional Golf Association tour, won the national's women's crown in 1968. FIRST LOSS Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors edged Taber 6-5 Monday in Southern Alberta Bantam La- crosse League action. It marked the first loss of the season for Taiber. Trapslioot filial set The City of Lethbridge trap- shooting eliminations for the Southern Alberta Summer Games, v.iU be held Wednes- day evening at seven o'clock at the Lethbridge Fish and Game Range. There will be five categories including the open, for classi- fied shooters In the open there is Class A for scores of 95-100; Class E 88-94 and Class C 87 and under. All shooters 18-59 inclushe will shoot in the above open class The age for the above must be as of Jan 1. 1973. Other classes include sen- iors for men and women 60 years of age and junior for boys and girls 17 and under, sub-junior class for boys and girls 14 and under as well as a women's class for scores 80 and under. It is open to all ages Cey and Ferguson and Buck- ner and others who are only beginning to dent the bead- lines. They are fighting the Giants for top spot in the Na- tional League West. Alston sits and works his quiet wonders. He has man- aged four World Champions and six pennant winners. In between he has also master- minded two seventh-place fin- ishes and one eighth-place He now is third on the all- time list for having manag- ed one team most consecutive years. Only Connie Mack (50 years) and John McGraw (31) are ahead of him; but they had a small edge: they owned their ball clubs. Alston is at the mercy of Walter O'Malley. chairman of the board of the Dodgers. Every year Alston gets a one-year contract, just one year. In a profession that is notorious for its insecurity, in which managers rarely last more than three seasons with one club, signir; a one year contract is funereal thing to do Alston says now that none of this bothered him too ter- rifically "I've always felt that if they don't want me, then I don't want to be here." Although there have been mentiqns in news reports that he might retire, he gives no hint of this. He says that managing keeps him young, at 61. An acquaintance walked by in the dugout. "The Seam gets younger but the manager gets the man said to Alston, lamely being light. "Not said Alston. He said later that he en- joys working with young ball- players and that he'd just as soon everybody left him alone so he could do that. The young ballplayers he has now, he acknowledges, "excited" a lot of people this spring. "But actually when you look at it, we just had one very good he said, "who expected Lopes to hit .350, Crawford to be bat- ting .400, Cey to be way over .300, Ferguson to lead the league in RBIs? "We always expect our pitching to be good, and our defense has been better than we thought. now he looks at you with light blue, straight ungalvanized eyes, "we'll see. Too early to tell." He is a large, powerful looking man, in a peaceable, small-town manner. But he can get excitable. His most famous eruption was when he saw roommates Sandy Kou- fax and Larry Sherry com- ing in after curfew, rush to their room and slam their door. Alston hammered the door open with his fists He also enjoys a gag. Last winter he bought a motor bike and gave Dodger coach Tom LaSorda a ride on k when the latter visited Alston in Darr- town. "Tom held on behind me and I drove through the little old tractor back roads said Alston. "1 got up to 40, then SO, and I started pouring the coal on. Tom was holding tighter and tighter. All of a sudden I pretended I got dirt in my eyes, I brushed one hand over my Alston had his bead thrown back and was laughing, "and Tom hol- lered, 'Skip, Skip, will we make Alston, though, was in con- trol. Perhaps that is his man- agerial secret, too. He says that all managers push about the same buttons. "Not much difference between one and the other in said Alston. "You manage with the material you have. You have sluggers, you go for the big inning. If you have hit- and-run men, you play for one run. Otherwise, it's hand- ling men and getting the best out of them. Recently, Casey Stengel, one of only three men to win more world than Alson and once a regu- lar World Series adversary of Alston's, was asked about Al- ston. Stengel gave a typically cogent explanation of Alston's merits, but one must listen closely: "You know he has a smart owner because he keeps the seats dean. If you wear clean dress it'll stay clean when you sit down. He runs a public park and he's not going to be arrested for being neat about it. "And you know he's kept Alston ever since he got him "So that's number two on how you know how smart tbe owner is Race results Faces o f Alston Walter Alsfon has managed the Dodgers, Brooklyn and los Angeles, for without showing too many signs of wear a id tear. The photographs ore, 1954, 1963 and this year. __________________________________ 20 years from left Minor ball roundup It wasn't much like playoff baseball as the Indians am- bushed the White Sox 32-14 in Lakeside play. Scott Parenteau, with relief help from Jim Allen picked up the win over Randy Cotes Parenteau belted a home run and three singles. Brian Robinson chipped in with a tri- ple, double and two singles. Gary Greenway had a home run and a single for the Sox. Brad Magyar added a double and two singles. Gordon Tait and Darryl Bail- ey combined in a losing ef- fort as the Twins romped past the Angels 18-8 in another Lake- side game. The win went to Tim Hisaoka. Hisaoka was brilliant allow- ing just four while pounding out a home run, double and single. Calvin Byam and Perrj. MacDonald added doubles and singles each. Alan Gepnens managed two doubles for the Angels. In Lakeside Senior League encounters the Athletics dropp- ed the Yankees 8-2. Earl Ingar- field struck out 10 batters, stroked two hits and scored three times. Losing pitcher was Mike Sheen. Meanwhile, the Tigers beat the Twins 10-3 with Greg Gra- ham getting the win over Paul Overling. Graham and Rod Olshaski led the way the plate for the Tigers with two hits each. Norcrest playoff action saw the Pirates get past the Braves 7-3 behind the four-hit pitching of Mark Tokariuk The loss went to Grant Wems. Tokariuk and Rodney Tomita each had a double and singles for Pat the winners. Weins managed a double Mark Szucs rapped a double and a smgie and allowed iust two hits as the Giants blanked the Dodgers 5-0. Reggie Heg- gen was tagged with the set- back. Ken Moore and Warren Keith helped Szucs with two singles each. Dan Riedlhuber fanned eight while allowing five hits as the Pirates belted the Braves 14-1 in Norcrest Senior Little Lea- gue action. John Mackley was the loser. Greg Kveder pounded out a double and two singles while stroked a double and single for the losers In another Norcrest Senior encounter the Padres broke open a tight battle with 12 runs and seven hits in the sixth in- ning to trounce the Expos 17-6. Scott Janne was the winner as he struck out 16. The loss went to Tim McQuaig. Kerwin Kotkas, with a home run and ctouble, Gordon To- kariuk will a double and two singles and Jarvie's double and Kimery wins mens tide Barry Kimery won the 1973 men's 'golf championship at the Country Club Sunday. The 36-hole competition was staged over two weeks. Kimsry was consistent over the 36 holes as he shot rounds of 82-82 to finish one stroke ahead of Jim Freel Jr. Freel chalked up rounds of 82-83. In the first flight, Mike Gris- ak emerged with the spills while in the second flight the winner John Forrest Bill Russell won the third with Frank Johnson winning the fourth and John Thackray the fifth. Doug Brown, the defending champ did not play in this year's event. Seals be moving Finley's request denied CHICAGO CAP) The Na- tional Hockey League Monday turned down Charles O. Finley's request to move his California Golden Seals to Indianapolis from Oakland. With a unanimous vote needed for the move, the mem- beis 13 against the re- quest and two in favoi. Phila- delphia Flvets were not repre- sented at the meeting "They turned down my re- said Finley. "No, there was no discussion about a sale. "Where do I go from here? I don't know. "Will I sue? I haven't given It a thought as yet." Finley earlier had said either the club would be moved to In- dianapolis or it would be sold and he would be happy in any event However, he admitted if the club were given permission to move to Indianapolis he prob- ably would remain in hockey Attending the meeting with Finley were Charles Devoe, president of the Indianapolis Pacers of the American Basket- ball Association and a leading figuie in the building of a new arena in Indianapolis which will seat some COULD BUY CLUB Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL, said that the league's committee is author- ized to continue negotiations with Finley for the purpose of purchasing the Golden Seals for resale. However, Campbell said no further meetings have been scheduled on the matter. "It's not that the dollars are so enormous but it is the prin- ciples that are said Campbell. Campbell said that Finley has set a sale price, but the league previously had rejected it and McCune added a double a single. Rocky Wells three singles the Padres managed a double. led the way for Loser McQuaig CALGARY (CP) Victoria Park race results Monday FIRST claiming, 2-year-olds, J fur- longs Foul f Hedge) 4M 370 X10, Last Entry (Glesbrecht) 1320 720, New Comb (Watson) i 40. Time 1 00 Buddy North, Burning Memories Gold Costume, Arctic Love, Little ROS coe also ran. SECOND 400, claiming, 3 year-olds, 7 fur IOTQS Puckma Hope fKipllfig) ?J7C 750 Roily Chlno (Gold1 11 ?0 570 Ky Chino fMcCauley) 350 Tims 1 29 Scama's Fleet Boy, Drink It Up Tidy Force, Winter Field also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: THIRD 600, claiming, 4-year-olds and up I1 e mllesi Silky (Kipling) 12JO 470 170, Nulki Bay (McCauley) 470 240, Color Me Gray (Haynes) 140. Time 1 55 4-5 Cariboo Trail, Will Argue, Clean Thmkmq, Mister Bountiful also ran. QUINELLA: FOURTH 800, allowance, 4-yew-oIds and up, 7 furlongs Proud Quills (Whittle) 380 330 230; _j-n'co T w Prin- ciple Case (Rasmussen) 210. Time 1 27 1 5 Fast Catch, Tudor Tarti, Salt Bank- r F.FTH claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs. My Son Michael fNorrls) 5 60 3 60 !80, Royal Xyst (Parsons) 520 340, Bov Bru'h (Rasmusstn) 3W. Time 1-27 Klzam, Rebel Robin, Hot Beef, Some- thing High, Erikel Charm also ran. EXACTOR: t41 90 SIXTH claiming, 4-year-olds and up, Royal Tanner (Rycroft) 3010 1350 480, Friendly Guy (Phelan) 1360 390, Avcns Talent (Parsons) 280 Some Hand, Let's Get Golnq, With Sped, Jody Star, Kool Turk also ran SEVENTH claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs Water Wagon (Kipling) 1380 110 5 30, Patapouf (Gold) 6 20 3.90; Honor ule (Wiseman) 4 90. Time 1 56 25 Klondike Charm, Coming Fury, Cot ton Fj'jre, Janice Marie, Ballyclore also ran. EIGHTH Allowance, .4 year-olds and up, 1 t Timber Topper (Morris) 490 320 240 Little Twit (Kipling) 410 Blondie's Sister (McCauley) Time 1 53 Front Desk, Down The Well, Four- thought. More Travel, also ran. NINTH claiming, 4 year-oldt and up, T% miles Monty B (D Wiseman) IN