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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1974 THE HERALD-15 Pat Sullivan A bit of everything A fitting as far as I'm was paid Lethbridge's Doug Barkley in Calgary last week during the Memorial Cup playoffs. Paul Henderson of the Toronto Maple Leafs feels the decline of the Detroit Red Wings was due mainly to the loss of Barkley. A defensive standout with the Barkley lost the services of his eye in a freak accident. was the anchor of the defence He was the hardest hitting blueliner in the league and owned a great shot from the point The Wings were high on Barkley as the league's most valuable player But when they lost the whole organization appeared to break Henderson was also very high on Lanny a former Lethbridge Sugar King a likeable guy and he's got all the enthusiasm in the world He has one of the finest wrist shots in the game today and when he learns to get it away quicker he'll be a big scorer Ron one-time president of the Western Canada Hockey was named Friday as full-time director of Alberta Sport. One of the first activities of Sport Alberta will be the Summer Games set for Calgary Aug. 22-25 A grant was channelled into Sport Alberta today as provincial support for the Alberta Summer Games Two former Lethbridgeites who will also promote the Alberta Summer Games are in the city this weekend Al McCann and Ernie Afaganis have vacated the cold Edmonton to be to golf in the annual Chinook Classic Tourney Sunday and Monday Marty who the Lethbridge Lakers are not sure will be back in uniform this finished the season at Washington State University with a very respectable .367 batting average Not too bad for a freshman Marty is getting pressure from his assistant coach to play in B.C. this summer Bets from here are that he will be home And still at Washington Marv Chamberlain set eight records and tied two more as a team-mate of Maxwell's Chamberlain set a season mark of 127 total hit two grand slam home runs in one played in 159 games over three was at bat 494 times and picked up 166 hits and three grand slams He hit .383 this year and left Washington with a .336 average On top of all he stole 15 bases in the same number of tries A very proud young man these days is four-year-old Sean Erlendson At his age he was the youngest skater to take part in the February Kinsmen Skate-A-Thon Young Mr. Erlendson made his accompany him on his three- mile trek He is currently taking his first trophy to bed with him The novelty should wear off says Sean might just win another one next year1' Happiness is a Los Angeles Dodger winning streak and right now. Mr Dodger Reno is on cloud nine The same can be said for Bob Leonard who is backing the Philadelphia Flyers to the hilt. Bobby that innocent toothless captain of those should win another MVP award Only this time it will be the Most Vicious Player of the year award He's a sweetheart with that stick of his Say what you but I'm just glad I have a daughter who isn't all that interested in hockey She can't be influenced by the goings on in the Boston Philadelphia series How do you teach a young fellow the right from wrong after he watches that stuff on the Bobby a standout with the Lethbridge Lakers last can't afford to be losing weight. But he did on the trip Team Canada took to Nicaraugua last year I could do was drink Coke and eat cookies It was quite an And for those of you who feel I'm always someone did phone up and tell me 1 couldn't even predict the National Anthem right I didn't know Kate Smith was going to sing From the Mountains Garry Simmons of Lethbridge reportedly signed a contract with California Golden Seals It is said to be for three years. DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE 4 GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 232 He STREET NORTH Dunn awarded SJHL entry MOOSE JAW At a special meeting Friday a group from Swift Current was granted a franchise by the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for next season. The group is headed by Stan last year's coach of the Swift Current the Western Canada Hockey League team which decided recent to move to Lethbridge. The team will be financed by investments from the group of shareholders. It will be the first SJHL team for Swift Current. CANADIAN ROLLER DERBY May 20th p.m. EXHIBITION PAVILION CANADIAN ALL STARS vs BALTIMORE WASHINGTON CATS for First International Roller Derby League PLUS HALF TIME GIRLS RACE Admission Ringside Bleachers Children oft Tickets on sale at Sports or Lethbridge Exhibition Office WaKh Roller Derby every Saturday on Channel 73 al 3-30 p m George Smith of the Lethbridge Track and Field Club grimaces as he does a set of leg raises. Promoting track and field hard job Gemer's efforts By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Staff Writer Track and field is one of many amateur sports which gets squashed by an overemphasis on professionalism and a misguided philosophy of athletics in this country. So says George President- and head coach of the Lethbridge Track and Field Club. Gemer has been with the club since its inception in 1958. He has seen it struggle against the Canadian emphasis on and against a prevailing idea that participation has little merit unless it is accompanied by victory. Under these Gemer faces a vicious circle in his efforts to promote track and field in the city. don't get a lot of so we don't get any publicity or facilities for the which results in continued low interest The club has never been very large. Presently there are 15 at its largest there were 22. they are looking for new and Gemer stresses that interested people need not be outstanding athletes. involvement itself is a rich experience. Naturally we try to but the club is not out to win trophies or chase records.'' George agrees wholeheartedly with the Olympic creed that the 'goal is not to but to fight well.' members must be oriented towards competition Gemer wishes that the club could set up an associate membership program for people interested in working out simply to stay in shape. limited facilities make this sort of thing unworkable. the it would not matter says in the winter we practice in the Civic sometimes in the small and there just isn't enough Gemer hopes that expanded local facilities will enable some type of development in this direction in the but he is afraid that continued emphasis on hockey in sports facilities will mean that smaller sports will continue to struggle. Gemer is also tired of hearing that Canadians are made for hockey and that the climate is suited for it. they waited for warm weather in Finland to develop track and field they would never get and they face weather problems similar to those we have George is fond of the story of a pole vaulter in England who maintained that he could seldom see the bar until he was on his way up due to the fog do not have to limit themselves to hockey just because we have cold concludes Gemer. He feels that professionalism is the primary reason for the emphasis on team sports such as hockey and football. see these athletes making huge and judge the sports on that basis. Amateurs are regarded as mediocre and untalented they do not have this Over athletes would rather become national heroes than turn professional. Most of the track stars that George knows personally would never consider going pro for this reason. Of he recognizes that it is easier to stay an amateur there. Gemer takes issue with the common notion that European athletes are really professionals and are paid to play. He contends that- they are not professionals in our sense of the word. The difference is in it is very honorable to compete for one's and athletes can take time off their jobs without losing any salary. But their wages are still determined by their rather than by their proficiency at athletics. George also wonders if high school Physical Education teachers in North America don't channel youngsters into the more glamorous sports. Often there is no track team in the so the individual would have to go outside the school framework to participate on a year round basis. says high school coaches are naturally reluctant to see prospective basketball s'tars spending their evenings running with a track club. it is unfortunate if the individual is encouraged towards a sport at which he may not excel. someone can't skate or shoot a but he might be an excellent long-distance runner or shot-putter. Who is to say one sport is better than Although his ideas about athletics in general may be there can be no doubt that Gemer is an authority on track and field He was a professional coach in Hungary and coached Canada's national team from 1967 to 1971 This he is receiving coaching assistance from Rod a B C native who ran the mile in while with the Vancouver Olympic Club The two coaches hope to develop talent similar to that of some of the club's past members Jay Dahlgren still holds the national women's javelin record at 197' She won several gold medals in Pan American and British Empire Games competition as well as finishing llth in the Mexico Olympics. George who is still with the and Stu Runnings have also been national team members in hurdles and javelin and Joyce Obei was on the Canadian women's hurdling team. The local club usually takes part in Alberta track and sometimes travels to Saskatoon and Regina for competitions. They practice Monday. Wednesday and Friday at the Civic Centi e between 5 and 7 p'.m.. with informal workouts on the off-days Right now. Gemer is eagerly looking forward to the completion of the University of Lethbridge track. As facilities have improved elsewhere in recent years. Lethbridge has become less attractive as a site for competitions The city will be hosting the provincial pentatholbn and decathlon championships this but George has been reluctant to organize very many meets. slow cinder track discourages entrants who are used to the all-weather rubberized asphalt tracks which many cities he says. The U of L facility will be rubberized and George is optimistic with it. he can host meets at the provincial and national and guarantee success in such ventures Gemer is very hopeful that this will result in increased interest for the sport of track and field in Southern Alberta. DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. Aero's top point scorers sizzle i 1 DOUGBOYER Sales Representative Continues to Serve Southern 308 9th St. 8. 328-1228 ORR KARATE KUNG-FU STUDIOS RALPH Northern Southern Systems Finest Equipped Studies with Private Instruction 4712 50th Street Centre Alberta Phont 223-3322 HOUSTON The Houston line of Larry Frank Hughes and Andre Hinse showed a sellout crowd they were the top-scoring unit in the World Hockey Association this season as they paced Houston Aeros a 7- 4 win over Chicago Cougars Friday night. The before nearly hysterical gave Houston a 3-0 lead in the best- of-seven final. They have a chance to complete a sweep and win the World Trophy Sunday night. played probably the best game any Aero has played in two Hughes said of his 175-pound linemate. Hinse look a beating from the Cougar but he has been taking punishment for years in order to make a play. Defenceman Dick Proveciat ran Hinse hard into the boards behind the Cougars' goal but the little inches shy of six off the picked up the puck and fed it to Hughes who scored 48 seconds in the final period for a 7-4 learned how to slip Hines said afterwards. Hughes and Hines scored two goals each for the Aeros while Hinse also had two the same as Lund. Lund's points gave him 21 for the playoffs and the lead in that department. thing with that Houston coach Bill Dineen that if they give up the puck in their Hughes and Hinse get it moving their way in a Houston led 3-1 after a pen- alty-stuffed first period that saw Aeros' goaltender Don McLeod make only two difficult saves. He got a pad on Don Gordon's hard slapshot on a the only tough shot Chicago had despite having a man advantage then got in front of Duke Harris' screened shot. The only time the Aeros were in trouble was the last half of the second period when Chicago outscored them 3-1 but still were trailing 6-4 going into the final period. have a tendency to get that way when we have those kinds of Dineen said of the 5-1 margin. got very DUNLOP FORD Salesman of the Month Donny Kjeldgaard DUNL 1510 Mayor Magratti Drive Mr Lyndon Foster General Sales Manager of Duniop Ford is pleased to announce that Denny Kieldgaard is the Duniop Ford Salesman ol the Month lor April Denny is to be con- gratulated lor his efforts in attaining this prestigious achievement in the sale of quality new cars and trucks. Denny extends his thanks to all who helped make this achieve- ment possible FORD Phono ni-4Ml LCI honors athletes The Lethbridge Collegiate Institute honored its top athletes of the 1973-74 school term during its annual Color Day program Thursday morning. Each year the LCI athletic department pays tribute to a number of athletes who they have felt contributed the most to its program. The following is a list of letter and trophy winners for past season performances. TROPHY WINNERS Sue 1arg Clark Outstanding Female Randy Art Baldry Outstanding Boys' Basketball Player Trophv. Craig Brack. Ralph Remington Memorial Trophy. Ross Wakelyn and Craig Brack. LCI Scolt Tamblyn Lineman Mark LCI Scott Tamblyn Backfield Darlene Terry. W A Rea Curling Rick Lethbridge Herald Most Valuable Ram Foolball Player and Lloyd Duncombe. A and W Best Ram Rookie Trophy MAJOR LETTER AWARDS Rams' Randy S'evens Mark Don Johnston. Baden Rick Collier. Sid Collier. Mike Day. Ross Wakelyn. Dave Barnes kelly Wilde. Dave Murata. Tracy Colin Barnes Lloyd Duncombe. Craig Brack and Larry Boulton. Rams' Basketball Ron Shemanchuk. Kelly Wnde Mark Baldry. Randy Stevens. Ross Biackmer and Scott Anderson Colts' Basketball Mike Steed Craig Murray and Gary Sinclair Clipper Queens' Basketball Sue Gash. Connie Frouws and Les LCI Team Managers Robert Harrison and John Melvm LCI Girls' Volleyball Janice Henderson. Sue Gash and Cory Little LCI Boys' Volleyball Leonard Barnes Jerry Clark and Last Gymnastics and Trampoline Veronica Terry Hadford and Cal Heinnch. MINOR AWARD WINNERS Curling Bill Beaton. Graydon Gehm. Tim Swailes Don Higa Deboie Marilyn Funk. Debbie Funk and Susan Miller. 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