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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta JO THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID-Wednesday, March 21, 1973---------------- Final tribute to former Pittsburgh Pirate great Clemente now member of Hall of Fame Uy JOSEPH DUKSO New York Times Service ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Twelve weeks after he killed en a mercy mission flight, Roberto Cteincnte was vd'.cd into baseball's Hall of Fame Tuesday in an extra- ordinary special election. The long-time ouUieltler for the Pittsburgh Pirates and folk hero in Puerto Ilico thereby became the first Latin American player pick- perstown, N.Y. He also be- came the first player in base- ball history to. be elected in a special poll without the nor- mal five-year wait, although Lou Gelirig of the New York Yankees was chosen by ac- clamation in 1033 when fatal- ly ill. Clemente received 93 per cent of the 424 ballots cast by 10-year members of (he Baseball Writers Association of .America. They were ask- ed to decide on Ms immedi- ate election with these re- sults: 393 voted yes, two ab- stained and 29 voted mast of them explaining that they simply opposed waiving the five-year rule, whereby a player cannot be selected un- til he has been out of base- ball as an active player for five years. The results were an- nounced at a brief ceremony liere in the heart of base- ball's spring training area on the west coast of Florida. It was one year after Clemente had opened his 18th season in the major leagues and three months after he was lost in a crash into the sea off San Juan while taking relief sup- plies from Puerto Rico to victims of Nicaragua's earth- quake. Acknowledging the vote were the baseball commis- sioner, Bowie Kuhn; officials of the Pirates, led by gen- eral manager Joe L. Brown, and Vera Clemente whom Roberto married in 1904. Mrs. Clemente, fighting back tears, said only "thank you for everything." But later, in an interview, sha r.oted that it was the first time since the accident on New Year's Eve that she had left her three sons: Hoberto, who is 8 years old; Luis, 7, and Enrique, 4. "They are not old enough yet to understand any of she said in a sad whis- per. "I don't know exactly .how much they the oldest, maybe. I explain- ed to the boys where I was going, not the details, just that I would be gone two days. The oldest said 'I want to go with but 1 said, 'no, you must go to school.' "My youngest, Uicky, still picks up the telephone every day and dials numbers as though he was talking to Iiis father, Kow I have prom- ised to take the Hoys to Pitts- burgh for the opening game of the season next month, 1 even though it will bo so hard for me and the children." Beyond her family, Vera Clemente added, there are still daily reminders in San Juan of her husband's stature as a national hero. "I do not go back to the beach she said. "Once I went back and there- were 50 boats of people throwing flowers into the wa- ter. For two months, every day I would receive- a big package of mail from all over the world. I started to answer the letters myself, but can't do it. I still get 10 or 12 a day. "I knew from travelling with him that everybody loved him, but when I re- ceived all that mail, I knew far it went. Some peo- ple even sent poems, beau- tiful things about _him. Peo- ple I don't know s'.ill come and stand in front of our 'house. The Puerto Rican peo- ple are proud of Roberto." Clemente's plaque at Coo- pers'.own will be unveiled Aug. 6 when five other base- ball figures enter tne Hall of Fame in the annual induc- tion. They are- Warren Spahn, the pitcher; Monte Irvin, who was elected by the special committee on the old Negro leagues; and Billy Evans, George Kelly and Mickey Welch, voted in by the veterans committee. During. 18 seasons .with Pittsburgh, Clemente was one of the great defensive stars of the game and bai- ted .317 with 240 home runs and hits. The last hit, a c'ouble off Jon Matlack of the Mots on Sept. 30, made him the llth player in history to reach He was 38 years old when he said good-bye to his wife at the airport on New Year's Eve and took off with a plane load of relief supplies for Nicaragua. Mrs. Clemente Roberto Clemente wipes away a tear Tuesday during the 27lh Annual Governor's Baseball Dinner in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mrs. Clemente, widow of Pittsburgh Pirates' all-time great, presented the first Roberto Clemente Award to Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers. A bad Tuesday Luco's rink loses twice Must win Friday evening in Blairmore Red Devils trailing again 4NDY CAPP RED DEER (Special) Red i Desr Rustlers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat the Pass Red Devils 6-4 Tuesday night and take a 3-2 lead in a best- of-Eeven Alberta Junior Hockey League semi-final playoff. The pass took a 3-0 lead after seven minutes of the first per- iod but the Rustlers scored three consecutive power-play goals before the end of the per- iod. Terry Wittchen led Red Deer with two goals and three .as- sists with singles coming from Brian Stcphenson, Reg Greg Scott and Barry Lassiter, Rick Austin, Larry Lsstander, Wayne Krebs and Derek Haas replied for the Pass. Red Deer outshot The Pass 40-23, while the Red Devils look seven of 11 minor penal- ties. The teams split two ma- jors. The series continues Friday in Blairmore. Meanwhile in Calgary Ken Nel- son's three goals helped Drum- heller Falcons upset Calgary Canucks 6-2 Tuesday night and earn their first win in four out- ings in their best-cf-seven Alber- ta Junior Hockey League semi- final playoff. Calgary has two victories and one game ended in a tie. Fred Hucul, Dennis WalUs and Dale rounded oat the. Drumhelter scoring, Brian Miller and Mark Lomen- da replying for the Canucks. Drumhelier took four of sis minor penalties and the teams j split two misconducts and two majors, Calgary oulshot Drum- heller 40-34. The series resumes here Thursday night. DON'T MUST BE SOWS' WAV To LIGHT 'IS FIRS.... OTTAWA (CP) Ada Calles c! Kimberley, B.C., got some new company atop the Cana- dian senior women's curling championship standings Tues- day. In a day of upsets, Mrs. Cal- les tost her first game of the 10- Nassua rink says no to Raiders NEW YORK (AP) A Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday signed a show-cause order re- quiring Nassau County officials to defend their refusal to rent the Nassau Coliseum to New York Raiders of the World Hockey Association for possibl playoff games. The Raiders play their regu lar season games in Madison Square Garden while the Coli ame series for women over 50, 12-5 loss to Jeanette Blair of John's, Nfld., while Ihe rink skipped by etty Luco lost twice 11-4 to IB Moncton rink of Phyllis inder and 12-2 to the Toronto rink skipped by Fern Irwin. After the fifth round, B.C. and Newfoundland were tied with our wins and a loss each, Al- berta, the Pointe Claire, Que., rink of Evelyn SpiKay, New iirunswick and Eva Kerr's Re- gina rink with 3-2 records. At 2-3 were Ontario and Edith Tipping of Winnipeg while Mil- dred Stewart of Berwick, lad one win and Lou Turner ol Alberton, P.E.I, winless. The fourth round loss, when J.C. seemed unable to establish akeout we i g h t against New- oundland, almost ended in an eight-ender for Mrs. Blair. Mrs. Calles faced a full house when she drifted her last rock down .he ice with no hope of nipping the well-buried shot rock. She scum is home ice for New Yor1 Islanders of the Nation; Hockey League. But the Raiders were shut ou of the Garden for playoff games because the circus will be mak Ing its anmial appearance an its contract permits its per formances to be pre-empte' only by the NHL Rangers an the Knicks basketball earn. Thus the Raiders, who no are in third place, would hav no place to play. Coliseum off cials turned down their reque for playoff dates because of Ihe Islanders' strong objections to having a team from the rival league on their home ice. The WHA filed suit charging the Nassau officials with violat- ing the Sherman Antitrust Act, the state General Business Law and the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment. Rinke in main event Boxing card Saturday "One good fight does not a boxing card make." That wasn't exactly what Ed Potts of the Le hbridge Boxing Club said. He did make it clear that there would be a dandy feature bout and 12 other excit- ing matches Saturday evening at the Civic Centre. "The action starts at Bruins, Dynamo may take over To Leah? Toronto newspapers say Ed Johnson is headed for the Maple Leafs lo close a deal made earlier with Boston Bruins got Jacques Plants from Tor- ronta. TORONTO (CP) Boston Bruins and Moscow Dynamo may take over where the Team Canada-Soviet Union hockey series left off last fall, Alan Eagleson, executive director of the National Hockey League Players Association, said Tues- managed to knock three New- foundland rocks out, but s'.ill gave up a five, the biggest end against B.C. so far. Mrs. Luco, which through Monday was co-leader with B.C., simply couldn't get un- backed Tuesday. In the fourth round they allowed New Bruns- wick to steal points on four ends, including a four in the third and two in the seventh then allowed much the same in the next round against On- tario. Johnston to Leafs? More sport on page 12 day. "There's a good chance of a Bruins-Dynamo he said after returning from NHL meet- ings in New York. "It will be four or six games and they'll all be played in the (United) States. "That's next season. Maybe in another three or four years BOSTON (AP) Harry Sin- we'll have another Canada- den, managing director of Bos- U.S.S.R. scries. But we don't ton Brains, denied Tuesday have to hurry, night that goallendcr Ed John- "The Russians have indicated ston would be sent to Toronto they're interested in sending a Maple Leafs to complete a deal club team over next season." for 44-year-old netminder Jac- Eagleson, who is involved In ques Flante. the negotiations because of his "I will say this: Toronto has position with the players as_soti- been promised a player in the atlon> salt> he must temper Pbnte deal. Toronto general what I say about the next ser.es manager Jim Gregory has a because we are working rath choice of players from our or- the league, ganization-our mind you. Not necessarily our present Bruins' roster." representaUve and an owners The Toronto Star said earlier representative wil be meeting with tho TOnccianw Tuesday that Johnston, 37, ing time and dates for the games were far from he said. Kagleson was at New Yorli where seven NHL owners anc player representatives from all NHL teams discussed alteration of the resreve clauss of the tandard league contract. organization, MEETING :essarily from In June, Payers would be sent to the Leafs to comple'.e the March 3 National Hockey League deal. with the Eagleson repeated his con SPRING VALUE SALE FORTPxEL and DOUBLE KNIT SLACKS By G.W.G. and Westland, latest flares, stripes, cuffs. OR Rsg. T6.95 io 23.00...... qj" SPORT SHIRTS 4.95, 5.95, 6.95, 7.95, 8.95, and 9.95 With any shirt purchased you receive a washable lie valued at tenlion that any future series will only be possible if both owners and players are in volved in negotiations. "I don't think there's an; doubt that the conditions of thi series, in regard to train IMPORTED ENGLISH SOCKS Slrelch type, reg. NOW................ PAIR 990 318-5th 51. S. Open till 9 Many more unadverlised specials, we specialize in oversized suits, sport jac- kets, shirts, shrrls, clc. for thai BIO MAM in your life. Badminton tournament set to go Joe Forrayi, Lethbridge': open singles champion, will bi on hand to defend his title this Sunday as the Civic Centre Badminton Club stages is an nual tournament. Forrayi is currently the A' berta "B" singles champion aid Polls "and there will be i lenty of it." Carmen Rinke, the pride and oy of the Lethbridge Boxing 31ub and toughie Gary Beatty 5f Calgary will do battle in the biin event. Rinke, no stranger to south- ern Alberta fight fans, Is gain- ing tha all-import ant experi- ence he needs to go with all the natural talent the young 147- has. Hinke is currently the Alber- i Golden Gloves champion in us weight division as well as ho welter-weight champion of Montana, which, if you'll par- don the pun, carries a lot of weight in amateur fight circles. Beatty represents the Ren- frew Boxing Club of Calgary and will be joined by three or four clubmatcs as well as mem- bers of fight clubs from Lund- breck and Brocket. Silverware will be plentiful at Saturday's bouls. According to Potts trophies will be presented to the most improved Lethbridge fighter. This young man will be the one showing the most poise and fighting style from previous bouts earlier in the year. Along with the most improv- ed will be the trophies for the respective best hands. Fight- ers have either right hand styles or left hand styles, both will be recognized Saturday. Other trophies include best footwork, a trophy for desire, THE HECK WITH IT T, VT OUT MTU KO2 and with partner Jim Carson shares the Alberta "B" doub les crown, and Carson earned their titles in Bed Deer j recently. Competition Sunday will in- clude men's and women's sin- gles and doubles as aa men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles, along with consolation events. Anyone interested is asked lo contact Marv Kirchner at 527- 5477 or Tony Kovac at 327-0647. the best sportsman of the affair and the overall hest boxer. Entry fees are for events or for three. two SCl'lOUS charge YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) The FBI filed a complaint Tues- day against Pittsburgh Steelcrs Ernest Holmes, who also facet other charges stemming from shooting incidents on area high ways and during a police man hunt. They don't want him back ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES ATIOHAL LEAGUE Eail Division W L T f A Pis. 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Junior Kamlocps 9 Vemon 2 56 41 97 Kamlcops win best-of-seven quarter- A9 97 llnal 35 (A 95 3 Vancouver 1 44 49 93 Chilliwack best-of-Mvan quar- 47 44 91 Itr-final 4-1 54 88 penlitiwi 4 Kelowna 3 AS ppntlclon wins best-of-seven (juarier- 31 55 Wl llnal 4-1 France out for Griffith PARIS (AP) A doping test made on New York mid- dleweight Emile Griffith after his draw March 12 with Max Cohen of France "showed posi- tive the French Box- ing Federation announced Tues- day. Neither the substance Griffith was supposed to have taken nor its possible effect on the 35- year-old former world cham- pion was revealed in a two-line statement by Bernard Keslout, president of the federation. Restout said only that copies of the report would be sent to the New York Boxing Commis- sion, ths World Boxing Council and the European Boxing Un- ion. No other action was taken. was hampered by a cold during a week's training in Paris before Ihe fight and was under medication. On the Wednesday preceding the Mon- day night bout, he stopped training and visited a physician for a muscle strain in his back. Griffith then resumed workouts and his manager, Gil Clancy, said he was in excellent physi- cal condition before the 10- roimd main event. The fight between Griffith tnd Cohen, 32, was slow and without knockdowns. During the first two rounds in which Griff- ith seemed particularly uneasy, Clancy continually yelled at him, "Work, for Clod sake, get going. If you don't you're going to lose." TWO COULD DECIDE Sources close to the French federation indicated that only the New York commission arui the World Boxing Council could take action against Griffith. But they said the French fed- eration could block Griffith 'rom fighting again in France and could ask that the Eu- ropean Boxing Union extend the ban. Griffith, who was expected to fight Carlos Monzon of Argen- tina for the middleweight cham- pionship in May or June in San Remo, Italy, was tentatively hooked lo appear in Paris again April 16 against Gratien Tonna of France. The promoters were expected to call the fight rff. Griffith had earlier been the centre of controversy here when he was disqualified for low blows in a fight in January against Jean-Claude Bouttier of France. The American boxer was backed by the spectators at the fight, however, who consid- ered that he was disqualified without sufficient warning. Just Arrived! GENERAL STEEL RADIAL PASSENGER TIES Check Our Prices! ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETt TIRE SALES 403 III South ;