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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 21, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Tliunday, May 11, A QUICK CHECK BEFORE-FINAL WORKOUT-Bob Hel mer, left, and George Mercer make a final check of things Wednesday before final workout of the Southern Alberta Auto Racers. Stock car racing opens Sunday at New Class Of Car Makes Its Debut the Exhibition Track and locals went through the last practice in preparation. Helmer owns the car and will be racing in the "B" class for the first time. Suit Against Baseball Continues Curt Flood Was Paid Well NEW YORK (AP) In liis 2-ycar career with St. Louis Cardinals Curt Flood was paid in salary an average of note tlran a year, while reaching a peak of his asi season before bringing suit against baseball. Those financial figures are part ot the trial record in flood's suit against baseball in which he is challenging the sport's reserve system on the jasis that it is restrictive and, therefore, in restraint of trade. flood and his attorneys are asking for relief from the sys- tem, which prohibits a player Tom selling his services to the i i g h e s t and which makes him negotiate only with the club for which hs is playing. The first day's testimony in the trial which resumes today after a one-day recess provided a rare opportunity to look at the salary progression of one of baseball's legitimate stars within the framework of the controversial system. Here is a table, put together from testimony, that shows the years Flood was with the Cardi- nals, his batting average for each year his salary for that year and the raise he received going into that year for his pre- vious season's efforts: Moiiarchs Stackers Open Season Sunday win Racii.g was fine in 1969 for the Southern Alberta Auto Rac- ers but officials are looking for even better things in 1970. The Southern Alberta Auto Racers start off their 1970 sea- son of racing this Sunday at two o'clock at Exhibition Speed- way and cars from Taber, Brooks, the Crowsnest Pass and Kalispel, Montana have been invited to attend. A new classification Of cars will make its debut Sunday as "D" class racing has been dropped from SAAR's program and has been replaced by a new class called Sportsman "V-8." In the sportsman class, any 1949-1961 full size Ajneri can production car in any manufac- turer's line with a 115-inch and over wheelbase may compete. All entries in the sportsman's class must be full bodied cars having the original out side shell including front and rear fenders and bumper's in the stock position. No reinforcing will be allowed on these cars except for concealed radi- ator guards. Many of the drivers who com- peted in "C" class last season have moved up into the Sports- man class. Among those who will com- pete in the new classification will be Ralph Oertli, who for the last two years was the "C" class champion, Wayne Bailey, Lawrence Bailey, Len Vaselen- ak, Tom Ayerhaft, Bryan Smyth and George Mercer. A few new faces will also lake part in the "B" class races as Lindy Smith and Tom Dow- dell have made the jump from "D" class while also entering the "B" competition will be Jack Roberts and Bob Helmer. There will be a new "C" class champion this year with Oertli leaving the classification and drivers like Hans Lund, George Androkovich, Rene Pi- Biiere Still Unconscious MONTREAL (CP) Doctors said that the condition of Michel Briere, 20-year-old centre with Pittsburgh Penguins of the Na- tional Hockey League, improved slightly Wednesday but that he remained unconscious. They said that there were no complications but that no major change in his condition was ex- pected for at least 10 days. The NHL player suffered a fractured skull in an auto acci- dent near Malartic, Que., last Friday. He was flown here Sat- urday for an operation to re- move a blood clot. Famous people all over the world haven't tried our gin. Some people would ]iko you to believe that because a bip: name personality drinks their product, so should yon. We think you should be the judge. And if you're looking for a drier gin, judge ours. Melchers London Dry Gin. You'll find it's one of the driest gins you've ever tasted. And what's better? Them convincing you. Or you convincing yourself. MELCHJillS DM GIN erens, Lou Fekete, Gary Loe- wen, Dave Moody, Al Firth and Ken Firth would like nothing better than to take over where Oertli left off. Each week of racing, the three classes cf cars will be in action at Exhibition Speedway. A total of 14 rsce dates have been scheduled .by the South- ern Alberta Auto Racers, with the first four meets held Sun- day afternoon. The first night meet will take place June 28. The executive of SAAR has undergone a complete facelift- ing as Bob Helmer has taken over the president's duties from Russ Henderson. First vice president is Bill Myers while second vice-presi- dent is Lindy Smith. The sec- retary is Wayne Bailey. On the board of director's are Len Vasalenak, Ben Keimer, Lawrence Bailey, Ralph Oertli and Russ Henderson. Expected to be some of the highlights for the Southern Al- berta Auto Racers this j-ear are the Alberta Modified Racing Association's reg i o n a 1 cham- pionships which will be held July 12, the Bonanza Days competition on August 2 and 3, the Alberta Modified Rac i n g Association's championships on August 30, and the club cham- pionships which will be held September 7. It should be another banner year for the Southern Alberta Auto Racers. Ill Fastball M and K Monarchs and the Marquis Hotel picked up vic- tories Wednesday night in the Commercial Mens Fastball Lea- gue. Monarchs dumped the Con- tractors 12-G as Dennis Allen was the winning pitcher-With the loss going to Ron Zasadny. Sig Dobler hit a home run and pitched the Marquis Hotel to an 8-6 win over the RCMP. Wayne Dow paced the win- ners at' the plate against los- ing pitcher Rudy Egger as he had a single, double and triple while Doug Kane added a double and two singles. Two games will be run off in the league tonight at D. e Elton with the action getting underway at seven o'clock. Knee Surgery For Hundley CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cub's catcher Handy Hundley will undergo surgery to his left knee and be lost to the team for six to eight weeks, the club phy- sician said Wednesday. Hundley was injured at Wrig- ley Field April 28 in a game with St. Louis. He had his knee in a cast for about three weeks and doctors originally believed surgery would not be necessary. I93S .201 1939 .255 19M .23? 1901 .322 1982 .296 1963 .302 J964 .311 1965 .310 Ulili .267 1987 .335 1968 .301 1869 .285 In addition it should be pointed out that Flood also re- ceived a bonus in 1959 and 19GO for signing his contract and collected an additional for playing in three World Series. Philadelphia Phillies, who ac- quired the rights to Flood in the .rade that provoked the suit, of- 'ered a contract for the 1970 season, according to Flood, for 'a little more than in salary plus approximately in spring training expen- package in the neighbor- hood of One of the chief proponents of Championships Set For Weekend Track and field enthusiasts will be able to get in enough of their favorite sport this weekend at the Civic Centre. On tap this Saturday and Sunday will be the Western Ca- nadian Senior and Junior Men's Decathlon and Women's Open Pentathlon Championships. In the decathlon, the men compete in 10 events while to the pentathlon, the w o m e n compete in five events. Entries from the west coast to as far east as Ontario have been received by officials for the championships. Expected to compete for the women's crown are Jenny Mel- drum of Toronto, who compet- ed at the 1968 Olympic Games and finished second at the Pan- American Game s, defending champion Diane Jones of Sas- katoon, and former champion Joyce Ober, a member of the Lethbridge Track and Field Club. Three Swimmers 011 Alberta Team Three members of Uie Lclh- bridgo Lions Amateur Swim Club will be in Great Falls this weekend. Susan Hunt, Rob Emerson and Tim Emerson will he part of the Alberta team at the an- nual Alberta-Montana Swim Meet. Hunt will compete in the girls' 15 and 16 age group with Rob Emerson in the hoys' 10 and under class and Tim Emerson in the boys' 11 and 12 competition. Steve Spencer of Vancouver is rated as one of the favorites in the senior men's competi- tion. The championships get under- way Saturday afternoon at three o'clock while Sunday's proceedings will start at 10 o'clock in the morning. Players Seeking Changes TORONTO (CP) Alan Ea- gleson, lawyer for the National Hockey League Players' Asso- ciation, said Wednesday he wit announce Friday some changes the association wants in league operation. "These announcements are really going to shake a few peo- Eagleson said in an inter view following the Charlie Con acher memorial dinner, a fund- raising function to aid cancer research. When asked for more details: Eagleson replied: "I can only say that this will be the players' association an- nouncing that it feels there has to be basic change made in the operation of the league. will be announcing the change the association is suggesting when I speak to the Rotary Club on Friday." Jim Gregory, Toronto maple Leafs t'eneral manager, said he also has an announcement to make, either today or next Mon- day, on the name of one of the players the Leafs will receive from Nev York Rangers in re- turn for Tim Horton. Names of the othsr players Leafs will re- ceive will not be announced until after the draft meetings in Montreal June 9-12, Gregory said. Eagleson also said he is nego- tiating a five-year contract for Boston Bruins star defenceman, Bobby Orr. He said there is a considerable difference between what the Bruins have offeree and what he hopes to get for Orr, but talks with team vice- president Charles Mulcahy are continuing. "No doubt about Eagle- son said, "Orr will be receiving more than any other NHL player has ever received. Even the figure Bruins have come up with already would give him more than anyone." First Win For Canada SKOPJE (CP) Canada de- feated Panama 81-79 in the con- solation round of the world am- ateur basketball championships here Wednesday. South Korea whipped the United Arab Republic 93-73 in another consolation game. The Canadians now have one win against two losses in the consolation tournament, good for fourth place behind Cuba, South Korea and Panama re- spectively. The UAR is last. Bud Grant Inks Vikings9 Pact Flood's cause in instituting suit, Maryin Miller of the Major League Players' Association, has said that the issue of Flood's salary is irrelevant. "There is principle Miller said. "To assume that everything is OK if the price is right is a system I don't buy. "I think there are more im- portant tilings in this world than money." ANDY CAPP ENJOY YER BREAKFAST, PET? THERE'S NOTHIN CAN CO FOR THAT BLOKE >THE FUPPW 1 TOAST.' ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES AMERICAN LEAGUE Eas W M 20 16 Baltimore New York Detroit'...... Boston Washington Cleveland Pel. .67-1 .SK 1! 20 i 7'A S 9 11 10 .714 I-V4 10 VM ana Hardln Minnesota California.....2S I: 2 Chicago .......16 2 Milwaukee 13 2 Kansas City 13 2 TODAY'S GAMES Baltimore McNally 7-1 _.._ 1-1 at Detroit Wilson 2-2 and Cain 1-2, 'Houston Gulp 3-4 at Cleveland Miller Washington Cox 3-3 at New York Stottlsmyre 3-3 N WEDNESDAY'S RESULTS Washington 200 5 t New York 000 CM t 4 1 Bosman 14-3) Knowles (7) and French; Bahnsen (3-4) McDaniel (a) and Munson. Boston .100 010 J 4 1 Cleveland 200 7 10 0 Sieberl (3-2) Lyle (71 Romo (a) and Salriano; McDowell (6-3) and Fosse. HRs: (3) Horton Baltimore 000 000 1 1 Detroit 000 002 450 Phoebus Richert (8) and Etch- ebarrenj Lolich (5-2) and Freeh an. HR: Det Northrup Minnesota 001 002 340-10 13 1 Kansas Cily 100 021 10 1 Boswell Hall (7) and RatlW; Johnson FItzmaurlce Burg- meier (8) and Rodriguez. HRs: Otis Keough Minn Carew Ratliff Cardenas California 000 000 001-1 4 2 Chicago 010 000 Murphy K. Tatum (9) Garret! (9) and Azcue; John (4-6) and Herr- mann. HR: Oakland 300 001 120-7 13 4 Milwaukee 200 111 I 11 1 Dobson, Sigul (7) Grant (7) Fingers (2-2) (9) and Duncan; Lockw o o d. Meyer (2) Gelnar O'Donoghue (7) Locker (7) Pittin (2-3) (9) and Rool, McNertney HRs: LEAGUE LEADERS AB MINNEAPOLIS (A P) Coach Bud Grant, who turned Minnesota from a loser into the National Football League cham- pions, has signed a five-year contract, the Vildngs' an- nounced today. Grant had two years to go on his current pact, but president Max Winter tore that up in favor of a contract tlu-ough the 1974 season. "We think the record says it clearly." Winter said in a state- ment. "Bud has done a tremen- dous job here. He has built a fine staff and a fine football team. With Bud leading our team, we feel confident that the future will be bright." Grant, 42, was lured to the Minnesota job from the Cana- dian Football League, where his 10-year span at Winnipeg estab- lished the team as the winning- est in the CFL. The club won UK CFL Grey Cup foul' limes. The Vikings occupied the bot- tom of the Central Division of tiie NFL when Grant took over in 1967. Since then, he has posted a 23-16-3 record including a 12-2-0 mark in 1969, when the Vikings captured the NFL title but lost to Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League in Uie Super Bowl. Grant, former University of Minnesota end. played pro ball for Philadelphia Eagles, then went to Winnipeg as a player before entering the coacliing ranks in 1957. Terms of the new contract were not disclosed, but Grant said'he was pleased. PATS ACCEPTED CALGARY (CP) Regina Pals were accepted into the Western Canada Hockey Lea- gue Wednesday, a move by the board of governors Ihat increased Hie numbers of clnbs in the junior circuit to 10. Carew, Minn F. Robinson, Bal A. Johnson, Cal F. Alou, Oak Pinella. KC Aparlcio, Chi Kallne, Det Home Runs: ?s 20 118 157 152 98 H Pet. 41 .432 45 .381. 57 .363 53 .349 34 .347 40 .339 41 .336 118 115 19 Howard, Washington, 13, Kiilebrew, Minnesota, 12. Runs Batted ;n: Oliva, Min- nesota, 34; J. Powell, Baltimore, 32. Pitching: Minnesota, 5-0, 1.000; McNally, Baltimore, 7-1, .875. NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago New York St. Louis Pittsburgh Montreal Philadelphia Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta Houston San Francisco San Diego Easr W U Pet. IS 16 .579 19 18 .514 17 21 22 23 18 18 14 14 .514 .462 V4 Vi IVi West 23 32 21 13 18 .718 .579 .568 .475 .450 .429 TODAY'S GAMES Pittsburgh Bias's 2-5 at Montreal Renko 1-3 N St. Louis Carlton 2-5 at Philadelphia G. Jackson 1-5 N Cincinnati McGiothlln 4-3 at Houston Lemaster 3-4 N Atlanta Nlekro 4-5 at Los Angelel Osteen 4-4 N WEDNESDAY'S RESULT! St. Louis 000 10! 000-5 7 J Houston 001 000 B Taylor (9) and Torre; Griffin Cook Ray (8) and Edwards. New York 000 000 t I Montreal 000 200 1 1 Seaver (7-2) and Grote; Morton (4-1) and'Bateman. Atlanta 100 HO i 11 t San Francisco 001 000 000 1 t I Nash, Wilhelm (2-1) (10) and Tillman Perry McCormicIt Reberger (11} and Dietz. HR: Carty Philadelphia 010 on ooo ooo 2 r Pittsburgh 001 OM 010 000 3 U 1 Wise, Hoerner (8) selma (2-3) (10) and Compton, Bates Veate, Giustl (8) Dal Canton (2-0) (13) and Sanguil- len. HR: Browne Los Angelel 000 300 4 f S3n Diego 042 OtO 10 11 Foster Pena Pascual Norman (7) and Torberg; Roberts Dobson (6) and cannUzaro. HRs: San Diego Colbert Ferrara Los Angeles Sudakis LEAGUE LEADERS AB It Carty, All U5 34 Grabark'tz, LA 98 16 Perez, Cli Money, PM Clemente, Pgh H. Aaron, All Dietz, SF Mene, Hln Henderson, SF Hebner, Pgh 146 ns 128 136 120 33 IB 12 35 17 151 23 151 34 113 14 H Pel. 57 39 56 .384 41 .357 44 .344 46 .3U 10 .333 50 .331 50 .331 37 .327 Home Runs: H. Aercn, Atlanta, 16; Rich Allen. St. Louis, 13. Runs Batted In: H. Aaron, Atlanta, 40; Perez, Cincinnati, 39. Pitching: Nash, Atlanta, 5-1, .833; Simpson, Cincinnati, 5-1, .833. FAMOUS FLEETWOOD Full 4 Ply 7.75x14 Whitewoll PRICED AT ONLY ELRICH TIRE LTD. COMPLETE TIRE SALES SERVICE 402 lit Av. Souft- 327-6886 or 327-M45 ;