Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
10-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, March EXPO 74-SPOKANE Special Expo Calgary. Airfare, 3 city lour, tranalwa. 2 Expo Prom par (double extra nlghtt on requeet. ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mill ____________________Phone 321-3201 Davis wins Elks You can always count on Lyle Davis and his Lethbridge foursome to be close at hand when any curling silverware is being distributed. Sunday, at the Lethbridge Curling Club, Davis and his mates were front row, centre as they won the 1974 Elks Bonspiel over Bob Miyanaga of Taber in the final of the number one Liberty Boilers event. Davis, who had earlier slipped past Gene Umck of Lethbridge in one semi-final, edged past Miyanaga 8-6 in the primary final. With Davis on his triumphant rink were third Jim McQuarrie, second Don Chandler and lead Gerry Probe. In the other semi-final encounter Miyanaga won out over Enso Baceda of the host club. For Davis and his rink it marked the second time in three years they won an event at the Elks. They won the number three, two years ago. Norm Williams of Foremost fought off a stubborn Marv Wobick of Barons in the final of the number two Modern Body Shop event to win 7-5. Wobick advanced to the final of the number two downing Dale Johnson of Medicine Hat in the semi-final. Williams, on the other hand, ousted Johnny Barron of Picture Butte in his semi-final match. The number three, Dennis Johnson Memorial event, went to Dennis Kjeldgaard's Lethbridge rink, skipped by Scott Henderson. Kjeldgaard downed Dave Russell of Milk River 9-6 in the final after Russell had sidelined Jerry Bartosek of Taber in the semi-finals. Kjeldgaard won out over Forrest Balderson of Lethbridge. In the fourth and final event of the four-day bonspiel, Gerald Hutchinson of Milk River defeated Gary Mueller of Warner 10-8 in the final. Hutchinson got to the final of the Seaman's Jewellery event by stopping Vernal Haga of Vulcan while Mueller got past Bruce Schwiegelt of Lethbridge. Gervais all ready for opening BERNE, Switzerland (CP) It will be up to 40-year-old Hec Gervais of St. Albert, Alta.. to regain Canada's reputation when the world curling championship opens today Canada, represented by Harvey Mazinke's Regina rink, let the world title slip away to Sweden in the championship last year in his home town. Gervais. after a week's rest following his Canadian title victory at London, Ont.. goes against nine other rinks in round-robin competition with playoffs next Saturday. "I realize this will probably be my last shot at Gervais .said after his second Canadian title win a week ago. "My experience 13 years ago should help. And I saw the world final last year in Regina. I realize four or five of the countries there are not too strong but the rest are going to be a problem." Gervais won the Canadian and world titles in 1961. With him this trip are third Ron An- ton, second Warren Hanson and lead Darrel Sutton. Gervais meets Norway, skipped by Szur Loen. 16. the youngest skip ever in the world final, in the first round today. Other first-round games have Bud Somerville of the United States. 1965 world champ, going against Fleming Pedersen of Denmark, Switzerland's Peter AUinger against Pierre Duclos of France. Renato Ghezze of Italy against Scotland and Jan Ulsten of Sweden against Manfred Raederer of West Germany. First event Lyle Davis of Lethbridge won the number one Liberty Boiler event as the 1974 Elks Bonspiel wrapped up Sunday. With Davis were front, third Jim McQuarrie and skip Davis. Back, left to right, are lead Gerry Probe and second Don Chandler. Second event Norm Williams of Foremost won the number two Modern Body Shop event. The winners are, left to right, third Wally Granberg and skip Williams. Back, left to right are Robert Huisman lead and Gilbert Hansen second. Third event Dennis Kjeldgaard of Lethbridge won the number three Dennis A. Johnson memorial event. The winners are, front, left to right, third Kjeldgaard and skip ScoU Henderson. Back, left to right, lead Red Ervin and second Steve Gillies. Northmen eye Dolphins TORONTO (CPl John F. IJasseU, president of Toronto Northmen of the New World Football League, said Saturday that Larry Csonka. Jim Kiick and Paul Warfield "will be our first choices" at Ihc WFL pro draft Tuesday in New York Bassett said the players, members of Miami Dolphins of the National Football league, will accompany their agent. Ed Keating, to Toronto ofi March 28 to discuss contracts THE rro THE KIWIS GREAT SARI TOKYO JOE UTTLC MEAN LANE ANTHONY RAMIREZ ft KHUPP 1 Hf Csonka brilliant fullback who was the most valuable player in llie Super Bowl football game in January Kiick. a running back, and a pass receiver, ail ,ire tin their option year and their contracts are up for rmewal have been in discussions with Keating and his company since November lasl year, regarding Csonka. Kiick and xiid BdsseU "Actually, the idea came to me in October... (hat's why I put them on list." Herald Sports Kimball criticizes executives for not supporting Lalonde THE CANADIAN PRESS Health Minister Marc La- londe's determination to keep the World Football League (WFL) out of Canada received faint support Sunday from two quarters but only silence from the Canadian Fuuibaii League Bassett threatens court proceedings TORONTO (CP) John F. Bassett, claiming he has public sentiment behind him, says he will go to court, if necessary, to keep his World Football League team in Toronto. Bassett has had two meetings in the last two weeks with Marc Lalonde, federal health and welfare minister, but has failed to convince Lalonde that the WFL team has a right to operate in Toronto. The meetings came after Lalonde announced he planned to use all means possible to get the Northmen out because competition of another foot- ball league in Canada posed a all league in Canada posed a threat to the survival of the Canadian Football League. After the two meetings with Bassett, Lalonde vowed to seek legislation in Parliament that would prohibit the WFL operating in Canada. "The whole thing is just to- tally asinine." Bassett said in an interview. "Somewhere there's got to be something not readily seen on the surface. On one hand we have the Competition Act which says we can't have monopolies, and on the other they talk about creating a monopoly for the CFL. "The great, great problem is the fear that everybody has. they're afraid to fight the government, afraid to rock the boat. And that's really frightening. How many things don't happen because people are afraid of the government? How many people are hurt and don't do anything because they're afraid? "I can't live that said Bassett. "I'm not afraid of this guy (Lalonde) and I don't think I should be afraid of this guy. I've got the law on my side." Bassett said surveys con- ducted in Toronto show strong public support for the North- men, who under manager Leo Cahill already have signed more than 30 players for the inaugural season. "I think this team and this issue have struck a chord in the said Bassett. "They're saying 'This is just ridiculous, and arrogant. What the hell is the government doing screwing around with a second football team in Toronto while the price of bread is going up and I can't get a Bassett says he has no idea what form the government's anti-WFL legislation will take. But when he talks about the impending showdown with the government, he sees the issue as more than just the WFL versus the CFL. "The issue is whether or not a government can act so per- emptorily and walk up to an all-Canadian company and say 'Get lost, fellows.' "That big brotherism is really a frightening thing. An individual should be able to stand up to this great monolithic structure, this is the real gut issue." Dorothy Shields loses opener 6-4 HALIFAX (CP) Western rinks dropped two games Sun- day in the opening round of the Canadian Women's senior championships, but defending champion British Columbia trounced Nova Scotia 14-4. In other action, Ivy Lord's foursome from Saint John, N.B.. edged Alberta, led by Dorothy Shields of Medicine Hat, 6-4; Joyce Black of Osh- awa skipped Ontario to a 10-4 win over Rita Proulx of Quebec City; Elizabeth MacDonald of Charlottetown led her Prince Edward Island foursome to an 11-8 verdict over Manitoba's Jean Demetriof of Winnipeg, and Dagny Kradovill of Weyburn, Sask.. stole single points on the final three ends to outlast Jeanette Blair of St. John's, Nfld.. 8-5. The B.C. rink, skipped by Flora Martin of Victoria, had to defeat 1973 B.C. and national champion Ada Calles to get to the 1974 event and found the going rough early against Nova Scotia. But the Martin rink stole 10 points from ends six to nine to dump the host rink skipped by Fran MacLean of Dartmouth. Nova Scotia led 4-3 until B.C. tied it in the fifth end. Newfoundland held leads of 4-1 and 5-2 but gave up a score- tying three-count on the sixth end to Saskatchewan. Ontario gave up only single points in four separate ends while scoring a pair of threes and a double en route to the victory over Quebec. The MacDonald foursome from P.E.I, gave up a single to Manitoba on the first end of their game and then counted seven straight points, including a four-ender, to take a big lead and hold off a late Manitoba charge. New Brunswick and Alberta swapped singles until the eig'hth end when Mrs. Lord engineered a two-count and held on for the win. Rounds two and three are scheduled for today, at p.m. and p.m. EST in the 10-team. nine-round championship. which his move was designed to protect. Delegates attending the Spoils Federation of Canada annual meeting in Ottawa voted in favor of Lalonde's stand against allowing the WFL to operate in Canada. But the support was not overwhelming from "among the 85 leaders representing almost every amateur sport and recreation group in Canada. An estimated 25 delegates voted in favor, at least nine voted no and the others in at- tendance abstained. In Moncton, N.B., the Cana- dian Amateur Football Association also voted to support the health minister's stand. Dr. Robert Ripley of Ottawa, new CAFA president, said the objective of his association is to develop, promote and regulate Canadian football. There was no response from the CFL. Norm Kimball, gen- eral manager of Edmonton Eskimos, said in an interview Saturday he was disturbed about the lack of support from the CFL for Lalonde's efforts. He accused the CFL of leav- ing the federal health minister "hanging out to dry." In the last few years the CFL had received assurances of federal sanctions against the National Football League on several occasions. The government indicated it favored CFL expansion in Canada. "If the federal government was committed to take action against the NFL, how could it possibly let the World League into the Kimball asked. He said the CFL did not ask the government to boot the WFL Toronto Northmen out of the country "but you have to take it in the context of pre- vious government promises." "Lalonde automatically made good on those promises." Kimball said the Northmen didn't constitute a threat to the CFL in Toronto "but if there was a franchise in Montreal or Vancouver it would be a serious danger." Lalonde told the Sports Fed- eration Saturday he sur- prised at the country-wide reaction he got when he stated he would protect the CFL from the WFL. "I could not have attracted more attention if 1 had person- ally chosen to be a streaker through the League of De- cency's annual fund-raising dinner." he said. Lalonde repeated that the government does not consider that the erosion of the Canadian game by allowing Toronto Northmen to play in the WFL is in the best interests of Canada. Meanwhile. Northmen president John F. Bassett said in an interview he would go to court, if necessary, to keep his team in Toronto. Said Bassett: "The issue is whether... a government can act so peremptorily and walk up to an all-Canadian company and say lost, fellows. "That big brotherism is really a frightening thing. An individual should be able to stand up to this great monolithic structure, this is the real gut issue." Reggie Smith happy to get away from Carleton Fisk ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.