Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Friday, November 22, 1974 --------------TRAVELLING? To London, Out. or London England. New Glasgow, N.S. or Glasgow Scotland, Paris, Ont. or Paris France Make All Your Travel With ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centre Village Mall Phone 328-3201 -The Herald Sports FROM THE LEFT SAM CVIJANOVICH, JOHN HELTON, TOM WILKINSON, TONY GABRIEL AND ED GEORGE Thanked God and then John Bassett kinson wasn't joking at awards VANCOUVER (CP) God and John Bassett, in that order, are given credit for Tom Wilkinson's award as the outstanding player in the Canadian Football League for 1974. The gutty little quarter- 3ack. rejected by two CFL :lubs before finding success and happiness with Edmonton Eskimos, wasn't quite joking in his brief acceptance speech although he did get a big laugh. Accepting the winner's 000 savings bond and Schenley Trophy after learning he had edged Johnny Rodgers of Montreal Alouettes in the player-of-the-year balloting, Wilkinson said: "The first person I'd like to thank is life. The second, John Bassett." The reference, as everyone in the audience knew, was to the former owner of Toronto Argonauts who shipped Wilkinson and his other quarterback, Don Jonas, out of town after the 1970 season. Jonas went to Winnipeg Blue Bombers and promptly won the 1971 player-of-the- year award. Wilkinson spent a year with B.C. Lions, was released before the start of the 1972 season, hopped in a car and drove straight to Ed- hasn't been a good year-Wade VANCOUVER (CP) Quarterback Sonny Wade was one of the young heroes when Montreal Alouettes won the 1970 Grey Cup game in Toronto by defeating Calgary Stampeders 23-10. But whether or not the soft- spoken Virginian will get an opportunity to replay the role Sunday when the Alouettes ;ace Edmonton Eskimos -emained in doubt today. The 1974 season has been one of personal frustration for Wade, 27, despite the fact the finished first in the Eastern Football Conference -egular schedule and received a strong performance from .lim in the conference final to advance to the national title. "It's been a frustrating sea- son not being able to play Wade said Thursday after the Alouettes had prac- ised for 90 minutes in creparation for Sunday's Grey game against the Western Conference champs. Wade, who doubles as the club's punter, returned to the Als this season after missing- most of last year's schedule following knee surgery. On his return he was ex- pected to assume the role of No. 1 quarterback with the team, sophomore Jimmy Jones being relegated to the Sons win another Two goals in the space of 19 seconds late in the first period got the Lethbridge Native Sons going and they went on to edge the Taber Palace Pats 6- 4 in Central Alberta Junior Hockey League action in Taber. The win boosted the Sons' season record to 5-1 as they head into a contest with The Pass Saturday night at Henderson Ice Centre. Trailing 1-0, the Native Sons got a goal from defenceman Ken Klinkhammer at the mark of the first period, and just 19 seconds later, Dwayne Howell connected to put the locals in the lead. Lethbridge scored the lone goal in the second period, and then matched Taber with three in the final frame. Randy Lowe, Glen and Mark Scheibner and Terry Roberts scored the other Lethbridge goals. Cam Fabri had a hat trick while Greg Koper added a single for the Palace Pats. Glen Scheibner was honored as the game's first star, with second and third stars going to Klinkhammer and Neil Goruk of the Pats respectively. Taber took 14 of 26 penalties handed out, and outshot the Native Sons 49-34. SECONDTHE MOTION SALE Big savings on our ready, willing and able used cars. Need a second car? Our used cars are as reliable the second time around as they were brand new. Our expert mechanics have made sure of that. So make the motion to buy now, and save- 1973 SUPER CHEYENNE Chev.. loaded. 454 ve. auio os. ob. Mt wheel. low. SPECIAL 1972 GALAXY 500 2 door hartfoo. D.3 p.b.. SPECIAL 1871 MISTER Ccicr. 4 SPECIAL 1974 GALAXIE 500 9 passenger wagon, tully loaded. SPECIAL 1972 DATSUN SPECIAL ,83960 1971RIDEAU 500 SPECIAL 80 1974 TOYOTA P'ckvp. excellent unit 1971MONTEGO MX 4 aw. P.S.. p.b.. low muss. SPECIAL 1971 PINTO SPECIAL 54 f ample mnfni' business IIIIITU! role of backup after a brilliant rookie year. "But the team started out great and Jimmy won a lot of ball Wade said. "I couldn't expect to play a whole lot." It was Wade who stepped into the breach in several late- season games and he was in- strumental in the Alouettes' 14-4 win over Ottawa Rough Riders in the EFC final last Sunday. Jones left the game because of a shoulder injury and Wade took over. Head coach Marv Levy will not name his starting quarter- back before Sunday but if he follows his regular-season pat- tern Jones will draw the start- ing assignment, relegating Wade to a reliever's role. Pass beaten CALGARY (CP Glen Wylie, Dave Scott, Mike Mclvor and Ross Patterson each scored two goals as the Calgary Canucks blasted the Pass Red Devils 11-1 Thurs- day night in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game. The win put Calgary in a three way tie for second place with Drumheller Falcons and the Red Deer Rustlers. The Pass is winless in 18 starts. Mendal Vyshohlid, Burch Owchar and Bob Kerr were the other marksmen for Calgary who led 3-0 and 5-1 by periods. Doug Koentges get the only goal for the Red Devils. monton where he offered his services to the Eskimos. In three years he has led them to a 29-16-3 record and two Grey Cup appearances, the second of which comes on Sunday when he takes them up against the Alouettes at Em- pire Stadium. Wilkinson shared the li- melight at the annual awards party with these other CFL stars: Gabriel of Hamilton Tiger-Cats, a sure-handed tight end who led the Eastern Conference in pass receiving with 61 for 795 yards, picked over Calgary Stampeders' Rudy Linterman, another ace pass-catcher, as outstanding Canadian player. George, six-foot-five, 265-pound Montreal Alouettes tackle, as top offensive line- man, over Curtis Webster. B.C. Lions guard tackle. It was George who, as runner-up to Ray Nettles of the Lions as lineman of the year in 1973, suggested the award be split into offensive and defensive categories to give the offence a better chance. Helton, Calgary Stampeders tackle, as defen- sive lineman, edging Wayne Smith of Ottawa Rough Riders. It was the second outstanding-lineman award for Helton in three years. Cvijanovich, Toronto Argonauts middle-linebacker who ranked second in pass in- terceptions in the CFL with seven (behind Ottawa's defen- sive back Al Marcelin's eight) as rookie of the year, picked over Winnipeg Blue Bombers' brilliant young backfielder, Tom Scott. If there was an award for best-dressed contestant it would have been shared by Helton and Smith, both of whom turned up in white tie and tails. Helton wearing white gloves and Smith his usual white arm cast. Run- ner-up in this sartorial elegance category would be Rodgers in a white tuxedo with black velvet lapels and ruffled rose-colored dress shirt. Most determined of the losers was Wayne Smith, the brilliant Ottawa end from Halifax, who said simply: "I'm going to be back." LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Uww Start Starring Phom (403) 328-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES Eskimos have no secrets, some new wrinkles added VANCOUVER (CP) There might have been spies from the enemy camp in attendance as Edmonton Eskimos went through a brisk two-hour practice Thursday, the most extensive workout planned before Sunday's Grey Cup game against Montreal Alouettes. But the Eskimos didn't seem concerned. After a full season of action recorded on game films they don't figure they can have many secrets. Quarterback Tom Wilkin- son, who later in the day was named the outstanding player in the Canadian Football League, looked sharp as the Western Football Conference champions worked out on a baseball field in nearby Richmond. About 100 persons gathered to watch the practice, held un- der clear skies as rain finally stopped after a three-day soaking. The Eskimos will move over to the artificial turf of Empire Stadium, site of the Grey Cup, for the final two workouts. "We put in a few new wrinkles Wednesday when no one was out here said a team official. "When it gets down to this time of the year, you basically know what they can do and they know what you can do." One of the Eskimos getting prepared for the Grey Cup is Dave Fennell, a rookie from Edmonton who was only four years old when the Eskimos last won the national final in 1956. "As a kid growing up, I thought being a football player and going to the Grey Cup would be the ultimate thing that could said Muhammad proposes 'super-card' PARIS (AP) Muhammad Ali propos- ed Thursday a super- card in which he would fight Joe Frazier and George Foreman on the same night with million in purses. During a stopover in Paris en route to a visit to Zaire, the heavyweight champion said he doesn't think a United States boxing commission would sanc- tion successive fights. "But maybe it could be sanctioned in Paris." he said. "If so, we'll come here. If not. maybe we could go to Egypt, or Kuwait, or Iran, or Russia or maybe China." Later he added Algeria to the list. He said he wants million for his part, and million each for Foreman and Frazier. In any case, Ali said that he would be ready to fight again in four months and that his law- yers are negotiating. He mentioned Frazier, Foreman. European champion Joe Bugner and Ron Lyle as possi- ble opponents. Ali defeated Foreman for the title Oct. 30 at Kinshasa, Zaire. Fennell, a defensive tackle rated by the Eskimo coaching staff as one of the top Cana- dian rookies on the team in years. Fennell, a student at the University of Alberta law school, started against Saskatchewan, but he isn't sure of a starting berth against Montreal. Fennell played at left tackle the spot normally held by John LaGr one, the eight-year veteran who was injured late in the season and missed the WFC final. LaGrone was cut after he was injured, waived through the league and then put on a five-day trial with the Eskimos which ends Satur- day. Gals upset, left outside VANCOUVER (CP) It was men only as Schenley Distillers threw their annual Grey Cup week party Thurs- day night to honor winners of Canadian Football League players-of-the-year awards. At least 20 of whom had invitations with their names on blocked at the door. "They told me men said Maureen Grant, a Grey Cup committee member. Miss Grant said she was shocked by the "chauvinism of the Schenley company." "I've never been a real strong women's rightist but this is too much. It is 1974, isn't Her feelings were echoed by other women who had come to the affair in formal gowns. "I've run into this before but this isn't a locker said CBC producer Viviane Demern. "What's going to happen in there that could be so Several couples left after wives were refused entry. Even the wife of Tony Gabriel of Hamilton Tiger-Cats, winner of the Canadian-player award, had to watch proceedings from the hall. Scheniey representative Cathryn Haynes, who in- formed the women they couldn't enter, blamed the mixup on a shortage of staff at the Montreal office where the in- vitation list was made up. "It's very embarrassing but the problem is that the girls typing up the lists didn't distinguish between some names that in French could belong to either male or female." She didn't explain how the name Maureen could be thus confused. 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