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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 16, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, March 16, 1971 - THB LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 7 CAUGHT UP IN THIIR OLOVIS - Paul Chretien oppear* to bt looking to referee Sammy lufttpring ot help untangle him from Ronold MacEachern during a hectic confrontation at Toronto'* junior open boxing championships Monday. Files suit against baseball Lady umpire wants in NEW YORK (AP) - Bern-ice Gera files a $25 million suit today against organized baseball because, in the words of her lawyer, it has "virtually destroyed her career as a baseball umpire." The suit was to be filed in Manhattan Supreme Court. Mrs. Gera scheduled a news conference. The lawyer, Mario Biiaggi, released a copy of the" suit and bis prepared remarks in advance. Defendants4 listed in the document are baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, the New York-Pennsylvania Professional Baseball League and Vincent M. McNamara, its president, and the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues and its president, Philip Piton. Mrs. Gera, a graduate of umpiring schools, contends she has been denied employment because she's a woman. SHE STRUCK OUT' Biaggi said she took her case to the State Human Rights Commission, which he said three times ordered she be hired, "but she struck out." "Organized baseball is definitely off-base," said Biaggi. In the joint news conference with Mrs'. Gera, Biaggi contended: "The constitutional rights of a woman have been denied. This woman is Bern-ice Gera, the first certified woman basebal umpire. "Bernice has made baseball her life. She eats, sleeps and thinks baseball. Mrs. Gera applied for, was accepted, attended and was graduated from baseball umpiring school on July 17, 1967. "She was hired by baseball on Aug. 31, 1968. They signed a contract. Then they can- celled the contract," Biaggi continued. "She was hired again on July 25, 1969, by Vincent M. McNamara, president of the New York - Pennsylvania League as an umpire. "But Philip Piton, the president of the National Association of Baseball Leagues, sent her a telegram on July 31, 1969, invalidating her contract." Bell High River Baseball playoffs to take on a football look? suggests a six-division set By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baseball is feeling expansive -but not that expansive! It's considering changing its' shape in the standings-but it won't allow a new shape on the diamond. While the male of the species continued to work himself into shape with another slate of exhibitions Monday, one female member slapped the game with a $25 million damage suit after being rejected as an umpire. Later in the day, American League president Joe Cronin disclosed that the majors are studying a plan to split the American and National leagues into three four-team divisions. But, he added: "It has � long way to go and it won't come up soon." Bernice Gera, a 39-year-old Long Island housewife, told a news conference: "I understand the age limit is155. I'm only 39. I'll keep trying until I'm 55-or until I'm 80." The defendants in the suit filed in New York State Supreme Court, are baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn, the New York-Pennsylvania Professional Baseball League, Vincent McNamara, the league president, the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, and its president, Philip Piton. Marlands win Lethbridge Pee Wee Mar-lands belted High River twice on the weekend and emerged with the Zone five championship. Marlands, now advance against the winner of Zone six. . The locals came out flying Friday night and won 8-3 at home. They travelled to High River and things weren't much better for the home club as the Marlands skated to a 9-4 win. Friday, Scott Jar vie and Dave Snopek each scored once for the winners while singletons went to Rockie Magee, Kevin House, Keith Miyashiro and Lome Osmond. Ray Djuve, with two, and Jim Harde, replied for High River. Marlands got the nod on two of three minor penalties in the game.. Sunday, things were a little rougher as Magee scored three times. High River picked up 15 penalties while the Marlands were guilty of six infractions. Miyashiro chipped in with two goals for the locals. Singles went to Osmond, Jarvie, Dennis Ludwig and Duane Lendrum. Harde notched a pair for High River. Solo markers went to Gerald Muri and Roy Turp-tal. CANCELLED THIS YEAR BRUSSELS (AP) - The Formula Automobile Grand Prix of Belgium has been cancelled for this year, the Royal Automobile Club announced Monday. The race, a major European fixture, was scheduled for early June. Hamilton wins title The Hamilton Junior High School Hornets had an exceptionally fine year as they concluded their 1971 basketball season by winning the City Championship play-offs last weekend. Friday night the Hornets edged the Paterson Tigers 33-31 to capture the championship in two straight games. Jn their first encounter of the best-of-three series, the Hornets scored an easy 48-30 victory. In order to reach the finals the Hornets eliminated the Wilson Junior High School Warriors with easy 42-32 and 39-22 victories. Wilson was the only team that blemished the Hornets' regular season play record giving them their only loss. The Hornets also triumphed at the Parkside Invitational Tournament in Redcliff and the Alexandra Tournament in Medicine Hat and were finalists in the Wilson Basketball Tournament in Lethbridge. In July 1969 Mrs. Gera received a contract to umpire in the N.Y.-Penn League. Piton then invalidated the pact, contending she couldn't meet the requirements. Walter 0 'M a 11 e y, who dragged baseball into one form of expansion by moving his Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles in 1957, came up with the six-division concept, a virtual carbon copy of the National Football League alignment. Instead of the present single playoff in each league, there would be two, involving the three division winners and the team with the best runner-up record. In more conventional activity, the fielders literally kicked in with help when the opposition batters couldn't provide the Roundup of bowling CAPRI BOWL WED. MORNINO COFPII June Taylor 216; Pit Plomp 224; Beth Kokoskl 226; Mary Ward 274; Dorothy Hunter 2�B (711). ONE HR. MARTINIZINO) Mm Goshlnmon 311 (721); liabel Oratan 263 (655); Freda Linn 2*0 (604); Lorraine Klrchner 278 (624); Isabella Bergman 250 (714); vera Nieholls 244 (675); Bernice Hay 25V; Marg Mai-comson 248 (640); kit Myers 268; Pat Plomp 289 (746); Lynna Lengyel 245 (610). GREEN'S SHOIS Erma McGuIre 298 ( 717); Dlanne Pedersen 285 ( 683); Marlon Guzik 294 (692); Dena Smith 274; Jean Christie 264 (650); Hugh Christie 303 (680); John Rempel 320 (799); Jim Hlga 308 (751); Jock Mulgrew 306 (731); Abe Enns 299 (742). EAOLES Steve Mezel 265 (664); VI Price 235; Cyril Barnett 239; Eevlyn Groves 234; Joe Glllett 276; Mary Noss 209; John Schaffer 266 ( 622); Kathy Ludwig 214 (605); Oscar Ludwig 255; Joyce Mars-den 201. OLENDALE BOWL HOUSEWIVES ROLLOPP "A" DIVISION - 4 OAMES Bea Salmon 350 (1,108); Jean Paste/ 326 (1,028); Ruby Oseen KM (934); Judy Harnaek 273 (890); Sandy Scat-tergood 264 (948); Arleen Read 260; Lynne Lengyel 315 (963); Marge Mel-comson 258 (900); May Made 256; Bernlcte Hay 301 (886). I'B" DIVISION' Cynthia Mllllgan 280 (844); Mae Pop-ma 254 (856); Rita Pesrce 238; Joan Bluett 255; Dlni Lohuts 243; Marl Raid 221; Carolyn. Wilde 219; Shirley McLellan 220; Dorothy Olshaski 214; Marilyn Chrlstlanson HOUSEWIVES ROLLOPP "A" DIV. Jean "assay 154 (1019), Mary Mor-com 319, Pat Henderson 297 (936), May Maha 295, Slgrld Donktn 290 (940), Lynn Lengyel 284 (999) Bea Salmon 279 (1024), Doreen Wilson 273, Betty Paterson 257 (1006), Batty Dl-onne 255. "B" Division Mae Popma 299 Dorothy Olshaski 283, Peggy Forry 273, Carolyn Wilde 252, Marl Reld 243, Dorothy Matheson 239, Rote Cropley 234, Shirley McLellan 230, Marilyn Chrlstlanson 234, Rita Pure* 229. C.D.M. Tad Teller 241, Conrad Arnold 298, Sam Glrardl 249, Iva Wills 233, Marg Peterson 212, Roger Lynde 233, Chester Jokuty 304 ( 808), Jim Yamada 235, Ethel Kemerl 220 Mary Zahryczhk 213. FRIDAY SCHOOLS Garry Lohuls 201 Rick Maclean 185. Bruce Wilklns 289 (4731, Jim Woolf 199, Marilyn Sanders 224, Bev Passey 143, Pat Hamilton 151, Geof Krokosh 198, Bev Salmon 145, Tom Passey 181. A.G.T. Eleanor Dorlgattl 340 (865), Marian Tolley 239, Ev Hunt 232, Gloria Mur-kln 234, Verna Elliott 223, Ken Mai-comson 348 (900), Tom Yip 337 (703), Rob Brack 299 (746), Henry Lewlckl 282, Rich Chollak 242. SOUTH ALTA PRODUCE Sandy Scattergood 296 (754) Dot Al-shaskl 342 ( 743), John Scattergood 295 (713), Fred Thompson 291, Wally Mlysyk 251, Dledre Beehthold 243, Clarence Tremel 243, Dale Flftslm-mons 234, Bernice Pavan 234, Mary Mysyk 238, Carol Kempenaar 233, Lydla Dow 244, John Scattergood Sr. 242, Bill Shaver 256. CHINOOK STATIONERS Vera Nieholls 285 (712), Donna WIN bowley 282, Connie Baceda 246, Nina Slndllnger 263, Sandy Scattergood 236 Jean Mills 214, Peg Forry 214, Bev Harrison 200, Jeen Armstrong 200, Jean House 206, Dlanl Decalre 251. CHEC John Scatterqood 311 (769), Rick Larson 279 (753), Bob Holmes 348 (751), Francis Wright 260 (716), Dot Olshaski 263 (701), Jean Christie 303 (703), Steve Saler 243, Eldon Westllng 251, Slg Dobler 252, Al Boyd 224, Shin-ob Tanaka 270, Al Leavnns 283. HAY AGENCIES Sandy Scattergood 399 ( 792), Marg Held 271 (724), Ellen King 261, Kay Davison 326 Mary Bogusky 238, Pat Bartletf 227, Flo Nyqulst 320, Mary MeAuley 221, Elenaor Fenton 206, Keren Carney 246. SHOPPERS WORLD Pat Leclalre 334 (784), Dena Smith 313 (734), Sandy Scattergood 245 (712), Irene Lynde 263 (710), Ruth Cunningham 268, Bea Salmon 249, Rose Hamilton 256, Freda Wlens 233, Dorothy Sorenson 234, Shlrlleyl Piontke 252. KIMURAS MIXED Verenr McGhle 228, Ed Stanko 219, Chuck Ober 276, Jean6tte Zleffle 222 Ruth Johnson 226, Wendy Korth 253, Willis Westergreen 208, Ev paterson 203, Roy Peterson 208, Marv Copland 232. GLINDALE BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS H C. Brown 262 ( 720); Jim Stacey 215; Ed Howard 175; Henry Brown 177; Bunny Malodey 192; Andy Allison 198; Fred Beard 182; Henry Myers 170; Flo Capewell 136; VI Cuell 149; Marg Rasmussen 123; Betty Murtland 196; Sid Jones 148. VASA MIXED Jllda Blankl 255; Jim Berry 273; Wilt Ness 234; Bob Hanson 209; Bea Hanson 201; Slim Berry 202; - Jerry Larson 206; Rick Larson 216. BOISE CASCADE Judy Harnaek 265; Merlin Gugsl 213; Galen Hafres 249; Rick Caldwell 267; Gall Mees 208; Dale Harnaek 201; Paulette Aensley 217. DOUGS Sandy Scattergood 363 (866); Dot Anderson 307 (815); Jean Passey 244 (713); Judy Harnaek 213; Pat Plomp 231; Rosa Nunweller 247; Dodle Hodges 305 (693); Alma Tolley 229; Irene Lynde 224 (653); A. Wlebe 298; H. Boettcher 239; Lit Holt 240. CIVIL SERVICE Ken Swaren 356 (776); Rose Nlcoley 390 (773); Steve Roth 281 (717); Bob Reld 106 (705); Yo Nlshlmura 283 (740); Wlllle Slegel 296 (718); Lew Mills 228; Charlotte Raid 296 (699); Reg Forester 221; Kerlyn Splfzer 282; June Taylor 240 (Ml) 1 Barb Epp 260. WILSON JUNIOR HIGH Jim Chymboryk 245 (460); Murry Kobe 238; Frank Dezner 179; Adella Bessellng 221; Wendy Sera 148; Rick Nlewuandyk 219; Clayton Woo 189. punch for spring training triumphs. Joe Foy cracked a home run for Washington-but also committed two of the Senators' five errors that gave Kansas City Royals an 8-2 victory. Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants combined for seven miscues that resulted in eight unearned runs in their 10-inning game, an 8-7 Cub victory, Joe Torre of St. Louis slammed two round-trippers to back up Steve Carlton's six shutout innings on the mound as the Cardinals nipped Detroit Tigers 4-3. Rich Mar ales and Carlos May hit solo jobs for Chicago White Sox in their 5-3 victory over New York Yankees; New York Mets ripped Minnesota Twins 6-1 behind homers by Al Weis and Ed Kranepool, and Houston Astros' Bob Watson and Doug Rader cracked homers to counter a three-run blast by Cincinnati's Darrell Chaney as the Astros outlasted the Reds19-8. In other action, Deren Johnson and Larry Hisle of Philadelphia cracked homers but the Tokyo Giants' 12-hit outburst and a 12-strikeout performance by pitcher Caz Takahasi gave them an 8-4 romp over the Phillies. Jim Spencer's homer, Chico Ruiz' RBI double and Roger Repoz' sacrifice fly powered California Angels past Cleveland Indians 3-2 and San Diego Padres lost a 5-4 battle to Milwaukee Brewers. Pat Dobson became the first Baltimore hurler to go seven innings as the Orioles smothered Boston Red Sox 5-1 and Montreal Expos topped Atlanta Braves 5-3. Maloche called up from Flint - CHICAGO (AP) - Gilles Maloche, 21-year-old goalie from Flint Generals in the Interna-tional Hockey League, was called up by Chicago Black Hawks Monday. In Hawk's National Hockey League training camp last fall after being picked up in the amateur draft, he will back up regular goalie Tony Esposito. Discrimination charged Disband hockey league CALGARY (CP) - The five-team Bow Valley Hockey League has disbanded because of friction between Indian and white teams. Central Furnace Air Conditioning Carrier - Built To Last and have a beautiful the famous round one made onlv bv Carrier Model 38GC. 34,000 BUI'S. Was $860. NOW......... AUTHORIZED DEALERS 749 PLUS INTALLATION FEDOR'S REFRIGERATION 2214 43rd St. S. Phone 327-5816 SHEET jt METAL ff 1709 2nd Ave. S. Phone 328-5973 "The Indian boys feel there is racial discrimination at work against them here," said a spokesman for the Tomahawks, a team from Morley on the Stony Reserve, just west of Calgary. However, Allan Waddell, secretary - treasurer of the league and a member of the Spring-bank Spurs, said today: "They're hollering discrimination, but you just try to work with them and you'll find out who discriminates against who. "They discriminate against the white guys more than we do against the Indians." Disagreement arose after a" playoff game between the Tomahawks and a team from Cochrane. The players are in the 18 and over age category. Indians complained the referee did not consult with the goal Judge concerning a protested goal, and that when the game ended in a tie, the referee called for a sudden - death overtime when it should have been a 10-minute period. When the Tomahawks lodged a protest less than 48 hours after the game, league officials upheld the Indian complaint and called for another game. Then the Cochrane team lodged a protest against the protest, and league officials changed their stand and supported Cochrane. League officials then refused to consider "a protest against the protest against the protest," Indian players complained. Instead, the league was disbanded and funds were divided among the clubs. No official reason for disbanding was made public. "There's something that's not working properly here and we don't like it at all." said Lawrence Crawley, recreation director for Stony Reserve. He said the Tomahawks are going to hire a lawyer to sort the situation out according to Canadian Amateur Hockey Association rules. Two of the five teams ore from Morley, and one each from Cochrane, Springbank and Exshaw. Dahlgren wins Winnipeg event Jay Dahlgren turned in another fine performance for the University of Lethbridge Track and Field Club on the weekend. Competing In the Canadian University finals in Winnipeg Dahlgren won the shot put event with a toes of 40'3". Earlier in the year she won the western Canada shot put title with a toss of 45* 3". Dahlgren, along with some 10 other members of the Lethbridge Track and Field Club, will travel to Calgary this weekend to compete in an indoor meet there. "Ybulne milesAahead at ANOTHER LTir**fofttw Corner 3rd Ave. and 8th St. S. Phone 327-8548 OPEN DAILY 8 A.M. TO 5:30 P.M. Open a Firestone BudgetAccount *fS&| or use your... ;