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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, S.pUmb.r LETHBRIDGE HERALD-13 Pat Sullivan Cut was necessary The Jack Dempsey Tommy Gibbons fight was staged years ago to put Shelby, Mont, on the map. Instead, after Dempsey's manager got through breaking seven banks, Shelby was almost wiped off the map. Postponement of the George Foreman Muhammad Ali fight for one month could have very easily broken Zaire, Africa. However, Swiss money will not allow that to happen. What did happen, when Foreman's sparring partner cut him above the right eye, was the lightening of a few hundred American fight fans' wallets. For a very reasonable U.S., tourists were offered a two-week visit to Zaire and a seat at the Foreman Ali fight. But what now with the fight postponed? Tough luck all you red-blooded boxing boosters, there is no return on your investment other than a two-week stay in Zaire. With any luck you may be front row centre when the torrential rains start to fall. Since Garry Allison joined the sports staff of this family journal we can now lay claim to a resident boxing expert. Not long ago a fellow called to ask who fought in Shelby. He of course asked for Allison. As the caller put it "I was told that Allison could probably tell me who fought in the Bronx, Jan. 13, 1937, if it happened in a ring or a reasonable facsimile." Allison has his own thoughts about the fight, thoughts which will be released at a time closer to the actual bout. However, he made it very clear that the cut above Foreman's eye may not have been all that accidental. It seems more people than just Allison feel that way. A New York Times story by Dave Anderson says that Foreman surely will be suspected of creating a self-inflicted wound in order to melt the suet (excess fat) that would restrict his agility. Foreman, it has been whispered, was 10-15 pounds over his preferred weight of 220 with only a week left of training before the original fight date. It was the same Foreman, you will recall, who faked an ailing knee to force selection of a referee imported to Caracus, Venezuela for his fight with Ken Norton. I'm no expert, but wouldn't you think Foreman has en- dangered himself as far as a successful title defence is concerned? The cut will certainly weaken the area above his right eye, despite how well it heals. And you can bet your bot- tom dollar Ali will be after it from the first bell. As for the eventual date of the fight, Oct. 30 would seem the better of two that were mentioned the other being Oct. 23. Fight promoters for the million dollar purse ?5 million per fighter have lost a bundle in tourist money already. If the fight was set for Oct. 23 it would conflict with the World Series and that would never do for closed-circuit viewing. I don't know how serious the actual cut is. I do know that if it heals properly, Ali won't have time to attack it before he gets a good look at the thatched roof keeping the fighters dry during the rainy season in Zaire, Africa. I couldn't help but pass on these two paragraphs from talented Jim Murray's column "En route to darkest Africa." "All right, my good man, hand me my pith helmet and jodpurs and polish my monocle. Get the elephant ready. Fire up the African Queen. Phone Berlitz and see what they have in the way of Swahili. Get Tarzan and Jane on the drum and see what they are doing Tuesday next. See what you can find out about the tsetse fly. Call me Bwana. Let's hope Grace Kelly and Ava Gardner get to fight over me in the steaming jungle night. "They're holding the world heavyweight championship fight in the Congo, I guess because the top of Mount Everest was busy. The only African word I know is Cheetah. I always thought Kinsasha was one of the Gabor sisters and Zaire sounds like a NFL placekicker." I wonder how funny Murray will be when he lines up for his innoculations for cholera, small pox. typhoid, tetanus and yellow fever for the second trip to Africa next month? Bowling scores HOLIDAY BOWL DAIRY QUEEN Pat McMillan 223: Mary Potvin 224; Ursula Hutchinson 231: Minnie Kaskiw 270: Mabel Wiggill 242. Marge McLaughlm 271 Zita Tinordi 245: Mary Quiltenbaum 221. Maud Paterson 209: Helen Heinonen 205 HAMILTON JR. HIGH Fred Umeris 205: Darren Fritz 185: Les Hertlein 174: Terry Steen 198. Merleyn Bunnage 253 Marty Shighehiro 234 Brian Evanoff 179. BENDIX Garth Barr 267 George Bruneau 223: Darwin Romanchuk 295 Don Bessie 262: Dave Hewitt 246; Ian Hewitt 276: Larry Barton 257; Guy Brown 230. SIMPSONS-SEARS Helen Rossetti 269: Herb ellerman 305 Jim Vanderzee C. Greenslade 311: Mel Stasiuk 252: Trudy Valentmsen 226: Kay Mann 279: Merlin Collins 225. SPEEDY Alice Gier 261: Joy StemKa 260. Kartyn Spitzer 235: Jeannette Smeed 239. Marlene Tremel 244; Helen Deal 235: Loretta Sandberg 231: Elaine Brown 250 ALBERTA AGRICULTURE Alfredo Newell 243: Al Hill 231: Alex Szentes 230: Rod Chernos 229. Sherry Clark 231. Another WFL team on move SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) Mayor Calvin Allen an- nounced Wednesday that the World Football League is moving Houston Texans to Shreveport. Allen said: "The league owns the team, and is offering us an option to buy it. He said Shreveport residents will be invited to submit names for the team. The Texans. 3-7-1. are dis- tant runners up to California Sun in the Western Division of the WFL. MEDICINE HAT EXHIBITION THOROUGHBRED RACE MEET September Post Time: 4 p.m. Daily (Etcwpt Pari-Mutuei Betting Horses and Jockeys from Regina and Saskatoon Meets. Excellent Track Facilities Food Concession Operating. Member of Csnwett Turf Association Rams, Bulldogs clash Friday Friday night the LCI Rams and the Winston Churchill Bulldogs meet at Henderson Stadium in what is already a crucial game in the Southern Alberta High School Foot- ball League's young season. Even though its only the second game of the season for each club it's a "must" game for the Rams. A Ram win will leave them with a 1-1 record, the same as the Bulldogs. But a Ram loss will leave them at 0-2 while the Bulldogs will have a 2-0 record. Besides worrying about being behind the Bulldogs the Rams must also be concerned about Catholic Central Cougars. The Cougars take on Medicine Hat High Saturday at Henderson and are certainly the favorites in that contest. A Cougar win would leave them at 2-0. Catholic Central won their opening game of the season 18-9 over the Rams last week while the passing at- tack of the Winston Bulldogs and quarterback Derek Redman racked up a 43-1 win over McCoy High of Medicine Hat. It basically comes down to this Friday night: the 'Rams must contain the Winston pass in order to haye a shot at a win while the Bulldogs in turn, must be able to control the potent LCI ground game. "Our pass defence must improve considerably if we are going to win this LCI coach Jim Whitelaw said. "Our line play, both offensive and defensive, must also pick up, as well as our defensive backfield." "The pass can be a devastating coach Whitelaw stated, but added, "it can also work against the offensive team if mistakes are made." Pete Neufeld, head coach of the Bulldogs, feels his team will have to adjust to the expected LCI pass rush, but promised to come at LCI with more than just passing. "We will utilize our running attack a lot more than in the McCoy he said. "Two of our backs, Jerry Areshenko and Greg Martin, will be healthy this week and we will use them throughout the game." He feels that if LCI comes prepared to stop the pass his team can beat them on the ground. "We can adapt our attack to their defence." Coach Whitelaw also promised some backfield changes, stating that Mark Baldry will see more work this weekend to compliment the running of Rick Collier. The LCI coach doesn't want to concentrate only on the Bulldog passing attack. "We will be watching their runn- ing backs as well, you can not ignore that aspect of the game." Coach Whitelaw then stated, "I am not at all happy with the league officiating. They need to improve. They should let the boys play their own game and not interfere as much." Bulldog defensive coach Cliff Walters felt Baldry and Collier were the key to the Ram game. "If we can contain them, we can control the he said. He added that the Ram backfield is a confusing thing to the defensive player on the other side of the line. "All that motion is tough for a high school defensive man to pick up. We must play positional ball, keying on the move- ment of the linemen, rather than the backs." Both head coaches look for a close interesting game, and if opening weekend was any indication, the expected capacity crowd is in for a whale of a ball game Friday at Lions, Bombers earn victories Catholic Central Bombers and Wilson Junior High Lions scored one sided victories in their Lethbridge Minor Foot- ball League games at Short sport A Iston can thank Padres for their help Dodgers, Reds both beaten again ASSOCIATED PRESS Neither first-place Los Angeles Dodgers nor runner- up Cincinnati Reds are acting like pennant contenders in the National League. Both lost for the second straight time Wednesday night, leaving the Dodgers with a 2V2-game lead. Los Angeles was heated by Houston Astros 3-2 in 10 in- nings and Cincinnati dropped a 6-5 decision to San Diego Padres. "If I knew we would lose two out of three to Houston and still have a 2Vz-game lead, I wouldn't have believed said Dodger manager Walt Alston. "We got an awful lot of help from San Diego. Now, we've got to start doing something for ourselves. We've got to start hitting." "The Dodgers could have wrapped it up if they hadn't lost the last two said Cincinnati manager Sparky Anderson. "We haven't been playing like we want to win it, but the Dodgers don't act like they want it, either." Meanwhile, the National League East race tightened, Pittsburgh Pirates whittling St. Louis" lead to IMs games, beating the Cardinals 4-1. Elsewhere, Montreal Expos swept a doubleheader from New York Mets 3-2 and 4-0, Chicago Cubs topped Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 and Atlanta Braves downed San Francisco Giants 4-2. Rookie outfielder Greg Gross was Houston's hero. He started an uprising in the eighth inning when the Astros broke a scoreless tie with two runs. He threw out the poten- tial winning run at the plate in the ninth inning, and he scored the winning run in the 10th. New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles are still running 1-2 in the American League East race but the Orioles are closing fast and Boston Red Sox are moving up from behind. Those teams moved closer together in the pennant race after the Orioles defeated the Yankees 10-4 and the Red Sox whipped Detroit Tigers 8-5 Wednesday night. The results left the Yankees with a half-game lead over the Orioles and left the Red Sox within striking distance at 2Vz games behind in third place. The Red Sox got an extra push in the stretch run from rookie Fred Lynn. He collected four hits, including a double and triple, and drove in four runs. In other American League games. Oakland A's beat Kan- sas City Royals 5-4; California Angels beat Texas Rangers 4-1 in the first game of a double- header before losing the second. 2-0: Cleveland Indians tripped Milwaukee Brewers 6- 3 and Chicago White Sox beat Minnesota Twins 3-1. McGregor questions ability of club to reach back more TORONTO (CP) Bruce MacGregor, an unsung hero in Team Canada's 3-3 deadlock with the Soviet Union in the opening game of the 1974 hockey summit series, raised a question Wednesday about Canada's ability to play two good games in a row. "Sometimes, when you're not in top shape, you can't reach back for the extra energy you said the red-haired right winger, who jumped to Edmonton Oilers of the World Hockey Association from New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. not saying it will happen that way, but it could." MacGregor said the Russian team, while outstanding, pro- duced no surprises. "We knew they were fast and we knew they were strong physically. But they weren't any more physical than I had expected." MacGregor. a noted playoff performer and solid checker, agreed Russian netminder Vladislav Tretiak was brilliant. His statements echoed those of coach Billy Harris, who suggested Team Canada again had underrated the lanky Soviet star. Tretiak was con- sidered the Soviets" weak point before the 1972 Canada- Russia series, but played well. Before the opening of the current series, which con- tinues here tonight with the second game, some suggested Tretiak had played beyond his capacity two years ago. "If anything." said Harris. "Tretiak is better than he was two years ago." Harris announced Team Canada will make one change from the lineup that rallied to overtake the Soviet Union in Quebec City Tuesday night. Mark Howe will play left wing and Marc Tardif will be rested. Harris said Mark, who emerged from a training-, camp slump with four points in the final game of an exhibi- tion series with a western junior all-star team, will play beside his father, Gordie, and centre Ralph Backstrom. Tardif's spot on the French Selection, beside right winger Reggie Houle and centre Serge Bernier, will be filled by Frank Mahovlich. who spoke confidently Wednesday Magrath season ends Saturday The 1974 golf season at the Magrath Golf Club will come to a close this Saturday. A two ball foursome event, followed by a steak barbeque, will wrap up another successful year for the course. Play is set to get under way at two Saturday afternoon. about Team Canada's prospects for the rest of the series. Mahovlich made no apologies for missing the net by inches when Gordie Howe sent him in on Tretiak with 36 seconds remaining. He accepted the fact that Tretiak did what he had to the Big M to wait a fraction too long before shooting. "Frank made a great play to get in said Harris. "Tretiak made even a better play to beat him." Tonight's game will be tele- vised nationally bv the CBC network at 6 p.m. MDT. CENTRE RETIRES NEW YORK (AP) Centre Willis Reed of'New York Knicks has retired due to an ailing knee following a 10-year National Basketball Associa- tion career, the club announc- ed Wednesday. Reed, 32, had two years remaining on a contract reported to be worth a year. Reed was the Most Valuable Player in the NBA's playoffs in 1970 and 1973, which were the two years the Knicks won the league title. CATCHER SUFFERING NEW YORK (AP) New York Yankees catcher Thurman Munson said Wednesday he has played more than half of the 1974 baseball season while suf- fering from painful tendonitis in his throwing arm. In Tues- day night's Yankee loss to Baltimore, the Orioles stole two bases against Munson and he made two bad throws. Yankee manager Bill Virdon said Munson's handling of pitchers and his overall value to the team has kept the ailing catcher in the starting lineup. TWO SUSPENDED SASKATOON (CP) The Western Canada Hockey League Wednesday suspended Barry Beck of New West- minster Bruins and Terry Bucyk of Edmonton Oil Kings for one game each as a result of an incident in Tuesday- night's exhibition game. It was won 6-4 by the Kings in Edmonton. WCHL President Ed Chynoweth said Beck and Bucyk became involved in a fracas in the penalty box and took turns throwing a chair back and forth at each other. CURRY ON ROSTER LOS ANGELES (AP) centre Bill Curry, president of the National Football League Players Association, was placed on the active roster Wednesday by Los Angeles Rams. He has been plagued by a knee injury. Curry. 31. a veteran of 10 years of professional football. was cut by Houston Oilers before the start of the season. Henderson Stadium Wednes- day night. The Bombers swamped the Gilbert Paterson Eskimos 52- 0 while the Lions mauled the St. Marys Eagles 42-0. Erwm Arnold scored three touchdowns for the Bombers, one ot them on a 35 yard run. Ivano Fraulin chalked up two majors while singletons went to Sean Keenan and Bill Caswell Walter Montina booted a field goal, four converts worth a single point and ran another one in for two points. He also kicked a single point. More than 400 people took in the two contests. The Bombers chalked up over 400 yards of total offence during the game. For the Lions Fave Rae was the big gun with two majors. Rod Sudeinkat. Brian Gerbracht. Mark Tokarik and Frank Kogler all scored a touchdown apiece. Kogler also booted two converts. The Lions also rang up two safety touches to bring their totafto 42. Sudeinkat's touchdown was a 65 yard run while one of Rae's was a 60 yard romp Gerbracht lugged the ball 40 yards for his major. More than 400 people took in the two contests On Monday. Sept. 23 the two undefeated teams, the Bombers and the Stampeders. will meet head on at 6 p m. at Henderson Stadium. The game will feature the Eskimos and the Lions. STANDINGS GP W L T F A Ptt Bombers 3 3 0 0 127 86 Stampeders 2 2 0 0 44 74 Lions 3 1 2 0 56 33 Eskimos 2 0 2 0 1 78 St. Mary's 2020 0 102 SCORING LEADERS Walter Montina Bombers Erwin. Arnold. Bombers Dave Rae, Lions Ivan Fraulin. Bombers Chu Jang Stsmpeders Sean Keenan. Bombers 2 0 0 37 30 24 24 18 12 Registrations at Coaldale The Coaldale and District Minor Hockey Association is taking registrations for the coming year. This Friday, between seven and nine, and again Saturday. 1-5 p.m. registrations will be accepted for the coming year at the Sportsplex. Also on tap this weekend will be registrations for a figure skating clinic. The date of the clinic will be announced later depending on the interest shown. 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