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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March 1971 THE IETKERICGE HESAIO Hockeys greatest right Gordie celebrates his 43rd birthday What takes place during 25 years in the National Lea By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Gordie 43 has been in the National Hockey League for 25 years longer than any other For all that time he has pa trolled the right wing for De troit Red Other play his opposite wingmen and the defencemen and goalies who back him up and Coaches changed and so did general Kiere was one halfhearted attempt to try him out on de but it didnt last and he reclaimed the right His with which he set are enshrined in the Hockey Hall of There were injuries and honors and Gordie Howe con tinued to skate on past Just bow long is 25 years Time to marry and raise four two of whom are approaching the stage where they will be ready to step into the NHL in a couple of WORLD WAS DIFFERENT But it was a different world when the kid from moved up to the big club from Omaha of the United States Hockey League in a holdover from the Second World War which had ended a year was still in effect and a count of ration books showed that Can ada had a population of When sons Mark and Marty are ready for lie big league the population should be about twice the size it was when their father broke In sport at that catcher Mickey goat of the 1941 World Series with Brooklyn was sus pended from baseball for five years for playing in the out lawed Mexican And Joe world heavy weight boxing de fended his title for the 23rd tune by knocking out Tami Mauriello in the first Howes introduction to the game he came to dominate reads like an excerpt from Jack and the One December night in a woman knocked on the Howe familys It was the depth of the Depression and she needed milk for an ailing She would sell for the contents of the sack she was Ab Gordies gave her and emptied the sack on the kitchen Among the cas cade of castoffs was a pair of pounced on one his older sister Edna grabbed the Each donned one skate holding they attempted to keep their It took about a week for Edna to re alize her kid brother wasnt going to give up his and she gave NEVER LOOKED BACK Gordie stuffed spare socks Into the toes of the boots and mailorder catalogues down his trousers as shin and never looked His greatest thrill in hockey came on against Toronto Maple Leafs in the Detroit Then he fired a shot past Turk Brpda at of the second It was his first NHL More than 20 years later he MID WEST MOBILE HOME APPOINTMENT ALLEN NAGLE Fred Manager of Mid West Mobile Home wishes to announce that Allen Nagle has joined their sales has had 15 years ex perience in liie mobile home and trailer comes lo us from New He has been selling mobile homes end trailers in Eastern Canada and the United State and welcomes all inquiries from you both in Lethbriciqe and Crowsnest was to say You start get ting up for a game the day of the I still get I sup pose I always During his 23rd year in the league he mused I plan to try for 25 Twentyfive a quarter of a It really sounds something when you say it like eh But 25 is a round Did he expect to last 25 years back when he started out I was hoping Id last one I could brag about Today he says hell proba bly go into life insurance on a fulltime basis when be quits MONTREAL CP While centre Phil Esposito of Boston Bruins appears to have a stran glehold on the Art Ross Trophy and the accompanying Jiat is awarded annually to the National Hockey Leagues top scorer in regularseason a couple of other races are not so cut and Despite the fact the firstplace finishers in the NHLs East lost four straight games last Es posito today has 69 in cluding 16 in his last 12 to go with his 74 assists for 143 Thats 10 more than Boston defenceman Bobby who has 37 goals and 96 assists for Iris 133 playoff action against Montreal Canadiens next Bostons John a vet eran left remained in GORDIE HOWE The Detroit right winger will be 43 Howes records By THE CANADIAN PRESS Gordie Howes National Hoc key League records as of March 1971 Including Including including Including Twenlygoal Consecutive 20acal Allstar games Consecutive allstar AilStar AllStar AllStar Points In single allstar lie with Ted Points during a regular season by a Ken Boston has 101 so far this year hockey but Ill play as long as my legs hold I think its a good way to make a But it has cost in pain and in Gordie worries about his lack of his But I keep telling him peo ple will accept him because of the kind of guy he Gordie says I finished Grade then quit after a month of my first year in high I often wish that somebody bad made me stay in But I came east to play in and as soon as I got there I went cut and got a job with Gait Metal Indus Gordie Howe has done well without formal He owns his own hockey arena in suburban Detroit a herd of 150 Hereford brood cows shares in a ranch is sports adviser for a Canadian de partment store chain roes promotion for a Detroit car company coowns a iran c h i s e d string of hockey and sells insurance for Olympia Insurance owned by Bruce A almost shy man In Howe can be a silent avenger on the in the corners with fist or He has taken more than 300 stitches in fcs but ycu have to peer closely to see their delicate He has suffered damaged bro ken a broken bro ken a shoulder disloca scalp wounds and other Rookie race an interesting one Esposito appears cinch as scoring champ third place with 112 H more than teammate Ken Bobby Hull of Chicago Black Hawks is fifth with 96 15 ahead of Norm Ull man of Toronto Maple But the battle still goes on to see who will be the highest scor ing rookie in NHL with three players in the thick of They are Jude Drouin of Min nesota North Gilbert Per reault of Buffalo Sabres and Tom Webster of Detroit Red Last week each eclipsed Danny Grants record 65point performance with the North Stars in 196869 when he won the Oalder Drouin was the first to break Grants earning his G6th point last Thursday against Philadelphia Perreault and Drouin now are tied for 18th position in the scoring race with 67 one more than As the final week of regular season play New York Hangers goaltending team of Ed Giacomin and Gilles Ville mure holds an eightgoal edge over Chicagos Tony Jerry Desjardins and Gilles Meloche in the Vezina Trophy Each team has three games and should the Rangers combination win the it would be the first Ve zina Trophy victory for the New York squad since 193940 when Dave Kerr won Oldtimers meet Elks Wednesday Some 2 weeks ago the Leth bridge Maple Leafs celebrated their 20th anniversary of win ning the world amateur hockey championship in France in Wednesday evening a good number of the former leafs will take thenequipment out of mothballs and don the blades in an exhibition game with the Lethbridge Midgets Elks as part of the celebrations of Elks Week in The game is set for eight oclock at Civic Ice Some of the stars of yester year who will be strutting their stuff include Bill Don Les Howie Steve Stan Bill Hec Carl George Dick Gray and Ken Added to the team are man agers Pete Mai ley Hughes and Whitey Kim As a special added attraction the Oldtimers will add a few Patterson triumphant PHILADELPHIA AP Former world heavyweight champion Floyd Patterson logged some more mileage on his comeback trail Monday night by stopping Philadelphian Roger Russell by a technical knockout in the ninth round of a scheduled The 36y e a r o 1 d who says he wants a match with current champ Joe Fra combined a wild barrage of body blows and overhand shots to the head to immobilize Rus The referee stopped the fight in of the next to last round when it appeared the 25yearold Russell could no longer defend It was the 49th career victory and 33th knockout for He has lost seven and has one In a 15year he became the only heavyweight champion to regain the title after losing oldtimers to their line up including Doug Brent Trevor Pat Rodger Livingstone and Marv The a midget rep will be bolstered by a trio of Lethbridge Sugar Players for the Oldtimers are asked to meet at the Civic Sports Centre at LCI group ifc fine form Five competitors from the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute took part in the oneday second annual provincial gymnastics championships in Calgary and came away with their share of Taking part in the novice men division the local contin gent finished hi the top seven Terry Leslie won the compe tition with He ac cumulated thess points with victories in free side parallel vaulting and high Eon also of the was second with Corby Pankhurst followed at Fourth spot went to Hunt of Central Western while Kevin McKenzie of North Central was Malcolm Lowings and David Baines of the LCI follow ed with and pouits The oneday event attracted better than 30 Roundup of bowling GtENDALE BOWL KIMURAS MIXED Wayne Graham Willis Wester Green Randy Larue Laverne Block Nora Rigelhof Bonnie Klimek Melody IVES 236 Wendy Knrth Frj W9t9 poy Peter son Ruth Johnson Randy Lang 248 SOUTH ALTA PRODUCE Delter Bechtold 267 John Scat tergood 271 Gerry Hakie Lydla Dow 270 Dot AlshaskI Bob Olshaski Kathy Car penter Marg Roth Dale Fitz slmmonds Sat Nagata John Scaltergcod Bev Clark CHINOOK STATIONERS Sandy Scaliergood 251 Jean House Betty Hobbs 248 MFrt dually Donna Willowbey Eta me Strelin Bernice Hay Paul Paul Cora Duersdall Nina Sindhnger HAY AGENCIES Ellen King 293 Karen Carnc 268 Jean Gross 260 Mary Potvm 235 Jean Passey 250 isla Wflsh E Fenton Prueqger Boyden Nella Paluiak SHOPPERS WORLD Betty Paterson 361 Bea Sal men 298 Dena Smith 82 660 Sandy Scattcrgood Dorothy Soren son 274 Helen Dlckson Ruth Cunningham Mary Johnson Rose Hamilton 281 Irene Lynde 248 SENIOR CITIZENS Retty Murtiand H Brown Staccy Andy All ton Fred Beard Flo Camcbell Molly Adami Alice Erickson Henry Myrei VASA MIXED Bob Hanson Jim Berry Bud Grauttel Joyce Berry Rick Larson Slim Berry 229 Orvid Oseen Dolly Belle John Cau son Lll Hegland 204 BOISE CASCADE Dare HarnacK Dave waacen Rick Caldwell Sandy McCrady Galen Harris Vernlce Kouaes Garry Brown 233 CAPRI BOWL MORNING COFFEE Pat Plomp Freda Linn 341 May Hiebert 309 Betty Hobbs 214 June Taylor 235 Coleen Msnak 211 Mel Robertson 219 Mary Ward 213 Beth Koskoskl MARTINIZINO Leone Wolosyn 278 Alarg Smith 377 Masa Goshmmon 245 Issie Orsten 233 Dorothy Matheson 233 May Mahe Marq Maicomson 221 Karen Carney 240 Pat Plomp 222 Lois ClarKe Karen McFayden 269 Eleanor Dorl qani 314 Gerry McManon Phyl Harrison Joanptte Houteka mer 285 Earl Armour Ken Mal comson 331 John Tlnordl 135 Sid Pollock 341 Jim Higa 286 EAGLES LODGE Mary BolokosM 314 Robert Thom son 254 Mary Ward 221 GPO Zarychl 241 Willio Plomp Cyril Barnett 269 Douq McCarthy 257 Geo Mach ett 269 VI Prt o 2JO Grace Glllett YBC BANTAM BOYS Alex Gcpnerls 172 Parry McDonald 167 Darren Pepper 193 Larry Albush 300 FranK Novak Mike Sharnn 189 Jim McCracken 191 Harvie POCZO BANTAM GIRLS Lori Hamilton 78j Kaihy Lineford 169 Carol Manak 153 Brenda Christie 158 Debbie Siabo 154 Lori Chaki YOUNG ADULTS Darren Lagler 292 782 Randy Wolstoncroft 273j Ken Larson 316 Randy Sllllto 278 Dennis Smith 284 Suian McDonald Linda Malcom son C3au Hedberg Darlene Terry 229 Sandie Keturakis YBC JUNIORS AND SENIORS Melody Ives Randy Jovenano 253 Linda Malcomson 212 Peter No vak 220 Nadino Kovacs 207 John No vak 298 Lori Smeed 233 Bernle Pohl 233 Delohi Trimmer Les Erick son 206 Harold Oddie Ken Kurtz ADAMS TOURNEY 0to Pankotay 267 Tom Urano 271 Bill Hamilton 356 Sam Girardi 373 Katny Muller 26B Dianne Pe derson 362 Roy Vaykovith 265 Gary Wyrostok 345 Randy Wolstrncroft 356 Bernice Hay 237 Syian Mc Sftlmnn 2ICI FRIDAY SCHOOLS YBC Rick Maclean Rick Barva Frank Grttimger Bev Salmon Marilyn Sanders Roberl Hen derson Michelle Maclean Bev Passey 152 Lynne Pearson 145 Ron Gretzmger CDM John Folk Frank Horvath Sharon Toth 256 Geo Furo 234 Tom Donaldson 250 Chester Jokjty 252 Betty Van Gaal 233 Frank Kemerf 275 Jim Goodsel 365 Jim Takeo ACT Eleanor Doriaatti 254 Aones Pocra 311 Rob Brack Phyius Lcwtcki 336 Bruca Canfield Doug Aspes let Tom Yip 235 Linda Aspeslet Verna Elliott Marian Tolley ANDY CAPP SCORING LEADERS Bos Bos Bos Bos Hull Chi Tor Tor Bos Mtl Bos Bos NY Mtl NY Chi Mtl Buf Min Det Chi Min G A Pts Pirn 6f 71 143 71 37 96 133 87 50 62 112 4 42 59 101 109 44 52 96 32 33 48 81 24 37 37 74 4 30 44 74 11B 24 50 74 38 20 54 74 93 23 49 72 12 5 4fi 71 44 3D 40 70 4 25 44 69 14 23 46 69 85 35 33 68 21 36 31 67 19 16 51 67 4 29 37 66 34 38 26 64 16 34 30 64 83 GOIN1 ED BRADSHAWS MISSUS Wll ONE ANO TIED BEHIND VER now he suffers from arthi iU5 in leu riii is calling do AH his A vo uss there the long tgo Houe had a stick rammed into hii eye tells this stcry They i ithtd Km to hospi I went and other re porters and officials We waited in ihe He liad a brain and doc tors operated to relieve the I thought he was going to I had the story all writ But h came out of it and was back playing a month later seldom drinks and never smckcs and his only concession lo passing years is to keep to a stricter diet than he did as a carefree He has been likened to actor Gary is a favorite with kids and hs nick Ehikv and The Big comes from his hsbif of blinking rapidly when hes tired The Btg Cm is what his teammates c 11 ore of the strongest men in The late Jack as general manager of the once said he could have been a in anything he d d It was Adams who picked Howe up after New Rangers took a lock and Lou tlte Ameri can League once said Howe could have been a major league baseball player with his natuial Pros said he could have made it in golf and fight managers have commented on his tremendous his powerful sloping his heavy wiisis end arms and his rhythm and with the purchase of 4 shock absorbers Limited time offer Buy 4 shock absorbers get a professional wheel alignment Firestone Riding System experts adjust and using the latest precision ANOTHER RIDING SYSTEM SERVICE SPECIAL Sizes to fit most Plymouths Olds Dodges CAN Flexible fvni FERTILIZER ft for Corner 3rd and 8th 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