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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May ne LCI nnmuuE It was reason enough for a big party Robert O. Fishel is now 60 years old Ober's score easy victory CoaldaleOber'sEssoscored Jim Fraser picked up the belted the Advance a lop-sided 21-2 win over win while Greg Thompson was Lumberjacks 19-1. Western T-ick and Body in handed the loss. Commercit ien's Slowpitch in another league match Randy Noss ripped two play Tuesday night. Wednesday the Eagles home runs in the win. By RED SMITH New York Times Service NEW YORK Once upon a Ume there was a king who loved parties better than he loved his which was not difficult because she was a troublesome bag who had been foisted on him by the ministers of state The king and his used to toss a party on any and since it was a big court with lots of wedding anniversaries and there always seemed to be something to celebrate. There came a when nobody had any cause for rejoicing Noooclv at court had been Dorn on uiai ui baptized or married or the kingdom's ball club hadn't won a pennant there simply was in any reason for having a party his majesty could anybody think of a reason for not having a Nobody so they opened the wine The New York chapter of Baseball Writers has a lot in common with that monarch In the days when Kenesaw Mountain Landis was they held an annual dinner in midwinter. Then they added a summer outing because these affairs demanded advance planning and unoiled sportswnters tend to plan they inaugurated a pre dinner dinner From there it was but a step to a post-dinner dinner and so on Night before last they held a party that had nothing to do with the midwinter dinner or summer outing or pre dinner dinner or post dinner Ostensibly they were celebrating the tact that Bob Fishel had attained the age of which was a pretty flimsy excuse Getting to be 60 is no great even if one third of a man's years are spent in the service of the New York Yankees. although he wears the splendid title of vice president with the Bob Fishel's special field is public relations. He to make a clean breast of a press a drum beater. Now if it is not an unheard thing for underpaid and overprivileged members of the working press to go into their pants to buy nourishment for and toast a it is at least rare enough to provide a measure of their regard for Robert 0. the man It isn't only the men who cover the Yankees who got it up The gathering in the Diamond Club in Shea Stadium included editors and guys who write about horse racing and football and basketball and hockey John Condon was Bob Fishel's opposite number with Madison Square Garden's boxing Harold Rosenthal came out from the National Football Bowie Kuhn was along with Monte Joe Refchler and Emmett Ashford of the commissioner's staff Guys came out of retirement for the like John Gus Dan Daniel and Charley Segar Kenny Smith and Paul Kerr came down from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. and Frank Dolson of the Philadelphia Inquirer made a special trip to town Bill Veeck came up from MD. It goes without saying that Veeck would be for it was he who brought Fishel into baseball. Back in 1946 when he had bought the Cleveland Veeck asked whether there was an advertising man in town who knew something about baseball. Told that a young man named Bob who worked for an ad was a regular he made an appointment. give our account to your Veeck one condition. I deal only with you. You have to guarantee that no vice no account nobody else butts On those Bob handled the Indians' advertising and promotion until Veeck sold out and bought the St Louis Browns. Then Fishel left the agency and went along to St. Louis It was an in the Websterian sense of which happens without also a risk or In the same could be said of the Browns themselves. When Veeck bought John Lardner wrote that it came as a surprise to many fans to hear that the Browns were because they had not realized they were owned. They were not very but Veeck had ambitious plans for them One of the most astute traders in the he undertook to swing deals with all of the seven other clubs in the calculating that when he had planted two or three Browns on each team he would have the league so loused up that nobody could win Though he was a party to many of his employer's nefarious Pishel had nothing to do with dealing off players. That doesn't mean he was too soft for he did sign a couple of players for the Browns. It in those an underlying streak of cruelty to do that. Being a man of u.rnposing physical dimensions h'r he specialized in signing smau He signed Harry Brecheen as pitcher getting Harry The Cat's name on a three-year contract at a year. Brecheen had been a 20 game winner with the Cardinals in 1948 he led the National League in in today's economy his salary would be closer to than However three-year contract gave him security in lieu ot when the Browns moved to Baltimore and became he went along as coach. Brecheen was a small weighing only 160 pounds. The other player Fishel signed was even smaller. He was Eddie the whose salary exceeded Brecheen's by a considerable sum. To be Eddie got only in cash his major league career consisted of one unforgettable time at after which he was given his unconditional at a game he would have earned in a 154 game season. After signing the Fishel did penance with the Orioles until George Weiss brought him to New where he obviously belonged all along. Ownership changes caused some problems Second year the toughest for WHA NKW YORK For Dennis Muiphy. the year in the World Horkoy nation existence is nearly over The firbt one wasn't either By however Muiphy has. an idf'.'i of how to explain the and whdt to expect from the iuture--a rosy he thinks 1 our seoonil jpjr. was a wry difficult Muiphy said liorri his Cahtonua had a lot of m got some people very mail us when we moved the Golden Blarttjs horn New and had four financially troubled teams there was. dis- appointment with the network television rontrdct which broadtviM onlv a segment of one Sdtu.zi.L-iy atternoon game and brought only .about into the WHA treasury still 'interim inesulent since co-founder Gdiy Davidson left the position to lather the Wurld Football isn't at all bothered by the however second year is the toughest toi any new league The first everybody is glossy-eyed about team oper- ations. It isn'1 until the second yeai that yon realize the hard money ib going out pretty ijst The money went out the fastest in New where the original Haiders were pur- chased by new re- named the Golden then taken over by the league and moved to New Jersey when the club couldn't meet the first payroll of the season last Oct 15. There also were problems in where the Fighting Saints' owners tell behind in their rent and in Los where the Sharks had difficulty and were moved to Detroit after the regular season ended Troubles also surfaced in an expansion flub which won't play ils first game until next season But Davidson's roughest ypai with the WFL is going to be the second Mur- phy said candidly 'Theie are to be some pretty stiff losses in that league He's pre- pared The Easy Choice. The smooth taste of quality that is unmistakably Seagram's. h Seagram's FIVE STAR Canada's largest-selling rye whisky. Blended and bottled by Joseph E. Seagram Ltd Ont. 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And if within 10 days after purchase you aren'i completely satis- you may return the aid and your except for the cost of a custom will be refunded. Batteries for all makes of hearing aids. The quality in before the name qoes on. LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. the hard of hearing since Paramount Rldg. Phone 328-4080 715-4th Avenue S. 327-2272 JMtei 7 80 .1 90 3 90 Mmit s Sister 5 60 A no Prauie I nil 5 50 Time I 08 Royal Hoispquaids Pop The Cork Belfast Times My Master Sultans Oiaiy Thp God Daughter also ran EXACTOR- SIXTH 51 900 claiming yeai olds and up 5' furlonqs Baby 13 00 S 804 50 Summer Stan 8 70 7 30 With Speed 1370 Time 1 OB Frpnesi Hoy Joker 1 is Foolery Opstmy s Favor Hayden s Sympathy Eric s Own Rod Mahoqany also ran SEVENTH 52 900 claiming 4 year olds and up S'j furlonqs While Jet 13 40 6 50 5 30 Ataliqht 6 70 4 60 Water Waqon 3 60 Time 1 07 The Free Goods Bell Town Country Cutup Fox Trot Pappa Stand Straight also ran EIGHTH 700 claiming 5 year olds and up 5'i lunongs CarPless Sun 4 60 3 60 2 70 Kyed 17 00 4 60 Andys Arab 3 10 Timp 1 08 Maior Dividend Blue Candle Rullah World Lustrous Sun also ran Majesties earn victory Great West Majesties whipped ihe Legionettes in one of two Lethbndge Women's Softball League games staged Wednesday night Ruth Miller earned the mound decision besting Debbie Bareham who was relieved by Linda Kish. Linda McKenzie paced the winners at the plate with a home run while Gayle Pilling aided with a double. Kish was the top batter for the losers as she belted a triple and double. In the other match held last the Northstars scored a 20-15 win over the Labor Club Larks Darne James earned the mound win over Flo who was tagged for homo rims hv Crystal Miyashiro and Doiinna Mivauchi tei Hays Ski Haua Golschna Ski Haus Gotschna Ski Haus Gotschna Ski Gotsthna Ski ave The Largest Se At Very Competitive Prices Woods-Devon 2 Ib. Wo also carry Faity Ontdooi Wot Id Taymor 7-400 We also csiry Camp Woods Anglo from 1 man to 70 man tents Efi WATER SKIS BASEBALL EQUIP. Western Wood___I Wilson. Adidas Shoes Campking 50222 We dlso cairy Camp Tyrol. K-2 Spalding Kroflite We carry Spaldinq Wilson MacGregor Spalding doz. We Have The Largest Selection of Tennis Equipment in Southern Alberta with Sameday Restringing Slazenger Dunlop Starfire Maxply We Also Carry Spalding Puma Converse DUNLOP FORT Can of Three We Also Carry Wilson and Spalding Ceebee. White Stag ULLER HANG GLIDERS On display in Centre Village Mall May and at the Spring Fieata at May 20 1287 3rd South 328-2828 I Goteehna Ski Nfcus Q Sks Maun Gptochna Sfci Hflus. Heus GotgchnaShi Getechna Ski Hays Gofrn ;