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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta y, May V, 1170 THi LITHIHIDGI HMALO 15 Baseball Commissioner Leads Off Defence Gets Its Chance Against Flood NEW YORK (AP) Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn was to be the leadoff man -for the defence today in Curt Flood's anti-dust suit against baseball. Kuhn's appearance will mart the start of the second half o the case before Judge Irving Ben Cooper in Federal Court. I is expected to continue for at least another week. After calling 10 witnesses days, Including Flow Jackie Robinson and Han Greenberg and the commissioi ere of pro football, basketba and hockey, Flood's lawyer Tuesday rested their case. Motions by Mark Hughe! baseball's chief lawyer1, to di. miss the case, were denied b Judge Cooper who ordered t.h case to continue "until all th evidence has been Flood, former St. Louis k nal centre fielder who. refused i- to accept a trade to Philadel 11 phia Phillies, is charging base s ball with violations of federa and various state antitrust laws and common law and claims the reserve system constitutes y "peonage and involuntary servi-e tude" and deprives him of the e freedom of labor. Hughes claimed. Flood's had failed to prove the peonage and slavery charges and insisted it had not shown a violation of antitrust rules. Jay Topkis, apeak'ing for Flood in the absence of Arthur Goldberg, his chief sttome: asked the case be continued to learn "what kind of an explanation can baseball come up wit to explain its fantastic system of regimentation." Ken Kurtz stroked a daub! and single to lead the Tigers to a 12-3 Senior Little Leafiue vie tory over the Athletics. Peter Elkjar went all the way on the mound for winners giving up four hits and strikin out nine batters, while Reg Os mond, the first of three Ath letics' pitchers, took the loss. Myles Fox added a pair o singles for the winners whil Barry Sedgewick paced the Ath letics with two singles; Ross Wakelin blasted tw home runs to spark the Down town Lions to a 17-11 win ove the Senators in another ,Senio Little League contest Royce Hancock was the win ning pitcher while the loss wen to Bob McMann. Colin Simmons chipped in with a double and single for the Lions while Ron Stevens had i triple, double and single an John McLarin two singles in losing cause. Greg Monteith gave up only five hits in pitching the Orioles to a 8-6 victory over the Tiger in a Lakeside Little L e a g u tilt. Don Orttisb had a home run and double for the winners while Rod Olshasfci hit a home ran and added .a single for the Tigers. The Yankees won their fifth straight Lakeside Little League game as they trimmed the Rei Sox Rorau'e Tarnava earned the pitching verdict while the loss was tagged on Bart' Greenway Steve Devtic punched out a tome run and double in pacing :he Yankees at the plate while Gary Thompson added a dou We and single and Kent Bin ning two singles. Doug Roberts was tops for the Red Sox with a double. Greg Kveder and Harry Blacker combined to throw a two hitter as the Pirates posted a 9-1 Norcrest Little League win over the Cubs. Kveder was the pitcher of record for the Pirates while Theo DeGroot absorbed tha defeat. Reno Trentini had ft pa-fee night at the plate for the winners as he had a double anc Richard Shardlow added a pair of singles. Mike DeHeer pounded out a home run, double and single n leading the Raiders to a 15-12 victory over the Blue Jays in Lakeside Minor' L e a g u e action.' Ted Slusar, who was the winning pitcher, helped out his own cause with a double an single. The Beavers took a 13-9 Nor crest Minor League win Ball cher Clarice Bosch while Pat Firth had a triple and double. Bruce Olson was top man with the bat for the Tigers as he picked up two singles. In anottfer Norcrest encounter the Expos outlasted tb Dodgers 9-7 with Jeff Ennis picking up the victory as he bested David Snopek. Perry Wilson stroked a home run and double to pace the winners. Rick LaPlace chipped in with a triple and a double while Kevin Jensen added a triple and a single. Snopek did the most damage for the Dodgers with a triple and a single. Grant Harrs also had two hits. GolFiMlltto. Dollar WATCH THE DIVOT Taking a divot after it and badupin impact it antcettitywith is imparted. True iron made un- turning along the Act normal intended line, will keep The divot indicates that; a ball on line arid in the. the elubhead has struck' tir for the proper time., the ball while still on a For longer irons, the downward path. If this divot u slight were not true, no divot But as you uw shorter Would be taken. (dubs the divot should be When this happens, mow definite. btfl iipinchedbetweenthe groond and the clubfaee Steps Into Moore Case LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Harold Wilson Tuesday stepped into the case of Bobby Moore, the English soccer captain being held in Bogota, Co-ombia, and ordered the Britisl embassy there to help settle the affair. "Our embassy will do everything they can to help resolve this matter as speedily as possible and to safeguard Bobby Moore's interests and Wilson said to a telegram to Lord Haiewood, president of Britain's Football Association. Harewood is in Mexico for the World Cup soccer tournament The prime minister added: "We were all greatly concerned to bear the news abou Bobby Moore." He said he had given Instructions that he be kept informei about all details. Moore is being held in the South American city under ac-. cusaKon of stealing a gem-studded gold bracelet The Football secretary, Denis Follows, who is in Bogota to help Moore, asket the prime minister to. intervene. Wilson said he had received a report on tihe affair from BriUsl diplomats hi Bogota. London newspapers repmtet the Moore case in blazing headlines and predicted anxiously that it could affect the champion team's chances of retaining the World Cup. Omens For Rut INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -Johnny Rutherford, one of UK front starters in the Indianapolis 500-mile race, believes omens are at work to put him in victory lane Saturday. "They say that the 500 Is won Crom the pole position every Rutherford said Tuesday. "Well, numbers are working for me, too. This is my start at Indy. This is my seventh wedding amiver-Hty and I have won four races from a seventh starting position." "Seven years ago, In 1963, I Mt. a fast time qualifying for the Daytooa 500, my Erst big car race. And 11 years this spring I raced for the first time in a. professional event." Rutherford, 82, of Fort Worth, Tex., and other drivers relaxed the speedway garage Tuesday while their cars were being prepared for earburetion the only time they'll be allowed on the race track prior to the race start at noon EOT herford Most of the machines hav been rebuilt, piece by piece since two weekends of qualify ing set up the fastest field in history. The 33 qualifiers averaged 165.375 miles ain 'hour, beginmnj with Al TJraer's pole-winiin: 170.221 m.p.h. and ending wit Jim McElreath's 166.821 fo S3rd place. Today's runs-te only are to check out race day setups for cars and drivers along with determining how fai the machines can go with a loa< of fuel and with new tires. Rutherford became somewha of a darling with the speedway crowd when he came out of nowhere to post a four-lap speed of 170.213 in.p.h. that put him in the middle of the front row between Unser and three-time winner A. J. Foyt Jr. Admitting that Unser an Foyt probably are the preface favorites, Rutherford said be has no fear of either the odds or ids first-row Sport SURGERY TODAY ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -Gordie Howe was admitted to University of Michigan Hospital TO BEAT PALM BEACH GARDENS Fla. (AP) U.S. Open chain pion Orville Moody fired a one under-par 71 Tuesday on the raiwoaked PGA course to es iablish the National GoM Day target score for JACK'S PLUMBING SERVES LETHBRIDGE For Estimates Phont JACK FULLER the mound verdict. John Wagohtal slammed a riple and single off losing RCMP Post First Wins The Contractors and the RCMP posted their first wins of the young Commercial Mens fastball League season Tuesday. Contractors, despite the 11-strikeout performance of Marv floser, dumped Nu Mode tomes 5-1. Garth Lamb went all the way in picking up the mound Mac's "your Bike Centre Of The South" C.C.M. SWINGER CONVERTIBLE BIKE Ages 4-7 KUkitand, Chain Guard and Streamers and was scheduled to undergo minor surgery today on his arthritic left wrist. McQUARTERS BACK REGINA (CP) Defensive tackle Ed McQuarters, namec outstanding lineman in the Western Football Conference n 1969, has signed a new two-year contact with Saskatchewan Roughriders, the club announced today. NEAR MONTREAL Hockey centre Michel Briere, who suf-ered a fractured skull in a May 15 car accident, is expected to LJSXSffl M for the Contractors. Don Dietzen led the consciousness sometime r MUSTANG 95 Ugh bars and Moser as be had a dou-lie and single while Richard Dietzen shipped in with a pair of singles. Tony Catonio blasted a grand-lam home run and added a single as the RCMP battled back from a 7-2 deficit to defeat the LeUibridge Hotel 14-8. Frank Popson was the winning pitcher with the loss going to Jim Tratch. Roy Penoyer added a htmw run to the RCMP's attack while ton Tratch was tops for the Lethbridge with a double. Two games will be played tonight at Dave Elton with the larquia Hotel meeting the M nd K Generals at seven o'clock ith the Dallas Hotel Cowboys angling with (lie defend ing-champion Labor Club hospital spokesman said (rifire, 20, rookie centre with 'itfsburgh Penguins of the Na-ional Hockey League, is in 'stable" condition and no change is expected for two or hree days. FOUR WON'T BE BACK EDMONTON least our regulars from last year's Edmonton Eskimos probably won't be with the Western Football Conference club this year. Rookie head coach Ray Jauch told fas at a pre-sea-son gathering Monday night hat offensive end Al Irwin, ullback Brendan McCarthy, unter Roger Kettlewell and offensive guard Steve Cotte. probably wouldn't tack, '1 SPEED BIKES PHILIPS 25 IN STOCK 19CAA GRAND MIX BERT MACS CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Av.. Ml. 327-3221 OVER 100 IICYCICI IN STOCK "SERVING SOUTH AlBEUTA FOR OVER 30 YEARS" OPEN THURSDAY and FRIDAY TILL TopHs prMmi uerl- fice in refusing to play his "freedom is worth more." He added: "I don't think this is a claim to which an Ameri- can court can turn a deaf ear." Walter Kennedy, commis- sioner of the National Basket- ball Association, said his sport did not have a play-out-the-op- lion clause, as in pro football. He said the NBA did allow a player under contract for one year to play a second year with- out a contract while negotia- tions are going on. He said some players had "jumped con- tracts" and signed with the rival American Baeketball Asso- ciation. ONE WAS DIFFERENT Kennedy said there had been only one contract, in his recol- lection, in which a player was given the right of veto power over a trade. That was Oscar Robertson's contract with Cin- cinnati Royals. The structure of professional hockey was reviewed by Clar- ence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, and Alan Eagleson, executive direc- tor of the NHL Players' Asso- ciation. Eagleson said a hockey play- er's contract was "for1 life" but some super stars had special no-trade or no-cut contracts. Campbell said any such special clauses were not recognized by the lea'gue and- were private agreements between player and wner. Campbell said contact dis- putes between players and own- ers always had gone to him for a final decision in the past but a new procedure had been worked out this year to set up arbitra- tion. He said no cases had gone to arbitration yet. The NHL president said a player control arrangement was essential to hockey because "if it were not for that assurance no one would spend that kind of money." Campbell said each NHL club spends about on'player development each year and the league as an entity backed ama- teur hockey with an subsidy. He said a universal amateur draft had been estab- lished in which between 75 and 85 players are selected each year. CAPP INE GOT ME COUBTS ABOUT TUB CAPP --WH4T THINK? LET'S TRY" IT ON VER M3THER.9HE ISN'T FEEDS' TOO Expos Drop Back Into Cellar Dodgers Unleash Power Los Angeles Dodgers, running up their largest run total since moving to California from Brooklyn 12 years ago, demo- lished San Francisco Giants 19-3 in one of seven National League contests Tuesday. All but first baseman Wes Parker, hitless in four trips, and outfielder Len Gabrielson, a late-inning replacement, partici- pated hi the Dodgers' 20-Mt bar- rage in front of San Fran- cisco fans. Elsewhere, Philadelphia Phil- lies scored three times in the top half of the ninth inning at Montreal to down the Expos 3-2, San Diego Padres twice upset the West Division-leading Cin- cinnati Reds, 8-1 and 4-1, New York Mets trimmed St. Louis Cardinals 5-1, Atlanta Braves edged Houston Astros 5-3 and, in the only day game, Chicago Cubs dumped Pittsburgh Pir- ates 6-3. Los Angeles winning pitcher Claude Osteen set the pace for the Dodgers with two singles, a double and a home run. Bill Gfrabarkewitz connected for a single, double and triple and catcher Tom Haller, a for- mer Giant, hit a double and throe singles. Osteen scattered 12 hits as new San Francisco manager Charlie Fox employed 18 play- ers. At San Diego, the Padres used extras-base hits to batter Cincin- nati. In the opener, Nate Colbert drove in four runs with his 15th and 16th homers of the season, then was forced out of action to the first, inning of the second game. The San Diego slugger was struck on the left cheek by a pitch thrown by Cincinnati loser Pedro Borbon, who had just given up a three-run homer to Clarence Gaston. Colbert was taken to hospital, where x-ray results proved ne- gative. Ollie Brown hit a three- run homer for the winners in the first game. Meanwhile Joe Grzenda, in a career dating back to 1955 has made it to the majors for four games with Detroit in 1961, 20 with Kansas City in 1964 and 21 in 1966 and 11 with the New York Mets in 1967 before spend- ing a full season with the Min- nesota Twins a year ago. He was shipping off to the Washington Sentaors shortly be- fore the start of the 1970 cam- paign. Sail, it was a surprise when he stowed up on the mound in Boston's Fenway Park Tuesday night as a starting pitcher, no less. The 32-year-old left-hander limited line bard hitting Red Sox to one hit for eight innings and the Senators earned a 7-5 triumph. "I didn't know for sure I was going to pitch until said Grzenda, who got to start when Casey Cox showed up sick. "I was happy. I always wanted to start in the big leagues. And the surprising thing was that I wasn't nervous. I thought I would be. Cox was well enough to get last two outs after Grzeada surrendered a single to Carl Yastrzemski and a homer to Tony Conigliaro with one out in the ninth. Elsewhere In the American League, Minnesota Twins beat Milwaukee Brewers 6-2, Califor- nia Angels topped Oakland A's 4-2, Baltimore Orioles trounced Cleveland Indians 7-0, Detroit Tigers blanked the New York Yankees 3-0 and the Chicago White Sox defeated Kansas City Royals 3-1. SPORTING GOODS DEPARTMENT 606-608 3rd Ave., 5. 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