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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - October 26, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaWinnipeg free press monday october 26, 1970 by Don Blanchard Edmonton staff you have to wonder what motivates the Blue bombers. Certainly they Don t get any kick out of football if you know what i mean. Why Pray Don t they hang up their athletic supporters on the nearest vacant Nail and permit the rest of the world to live in peace All they be managed to accomplish this past month is to make some of their More prestigious opponents squirm a Little and come to doubt their own capabilities. I be been doing a lot of wondering recently. Just sunday afternoon i was wondering Why All Loyal but indignant bomber fans weren t out practising their Field goal kicking techniques in this hour of crisis. There Are a lot of things concerning the bombers which boggle the mind the answers to which May not be All that elusive however. It s a Damn shame but the Blue bombers Are probably Only a place kicker away from being of the same calibre As the eskimos and stampedes which May not be Overly awesome when you think about it. Offensively however there is every indication that maturity is the Only thing preventing the bomber attack from surpassing both Stamps and asks. Inconsistency and the resulting inability of the bombers to Complete almost everything they Start has not been the lesser of the two evils. But for the Lack of even a crude facsimile of a place kicker there is no excuse. Well get a place kicker i can Promise you coach Jim Spavital said convincingly in the Post game dressing room Here saturday night after the bombers had frittered away eight of what should have been 19 sure Points. If they have to bombers should Kidnap a Likely suspect sometime Between now and next july. What harm the Lack of a Point getter in this area has done to the bombers spiritually besides on the scoreboard in t possible to measure. For a Long time saturday night a tormented Young Man named Gene Jakusiak sat staring at the Cement floor. Possibly he was wishing it would suddenly open up and Swallow him. If he had a gun i m. Not sure Gene would t have used it. I every time bombers drove into Edmonton territory saturday night the Eskie fans began a chant we want for reasons which weren t intended to be com whatever became of the foot in football Calgary stampedes Strong of the Law defensive Back Mike Law of the eskimos grabs Winnipeg s Rick Shaw and knocks the Ball away during game at Edmonton saturday. However Law was the victim on a circus catch by Shaw later in the contest with the bomber split end diving Over top of the Eskimo and making a miraculous catch of a pass from halfback Dick Smith. Rookies Lead Stamps into playoff spot alimentary. He could still hear the shouts ringing in his and those abortive attempts he d made kept coming ears by Joe will Calgary up Calgary stampedes clinched the third and final playoff spot in the in Back like nightmares. It was like kicking a Block of Cement every time his foot met the Ball the school teacher admitted. What a lot of fans Don t realize is that Gene has had to have the leg shot with freezing prior to each game since he pulled some tendons in the Renud at Ottawa a month ago. In fact hell probably be placed on the 30-Day injury Reserve list to make room on the roster for Larry Kery Chuk whom bombers intend to pick up on waivers from the asks. Bombers dressing rooms All have something other than familiar faces in common if you wondered. The Atmos sphere is riot comparable to a morgue As is the Case when a team is soundly beaten. Instead the air is filled with Ardgry frustration the kind a Guy feels when he s had his pockets rifled by an apprentice pickpocket. Check the records. Bombers played three games eight Days and have Strong reason to suspect they were the better football team in each one. It was 16-13 at Home against the asks when the referees had a temporary blackout which lasted 60 minutes. Then the sons counted their blessings after that 7-1 win in Empire stadium. They should have also sent the asks a thank you note for putting both bomber quarterbacks out of commission. Coach Ray Jauch who is being hailed As the Best thing to happen to Edmonton since pop Ivy will be the first to admit his asks were fortunate to win either of the games with Winnipeg. And the toy bulldog must be mildly disturbed 1he Way his attack has been stymied by the bombers who reduced his Trump cards Thomas and swam to paper tigers. Stray passes silent Joe Critchlow had More blood in his Eye than usual Thomas misplaced one of his fingers in the sub arising tackle s socket. But Critch Low won a moral Victory asks were called for holding twice and two out of 12 in t bad Spavital says offensive linemen have made a career out of holding Critch Low they be been doing it so much with so much Success i m thinking of putting it on our practice said the trigger sarcastically Western football conference sunday with a 29-0 win Over British Columbia Lions. Uncompromising defensive play by the stampedes kept the Lions locked in their own end and repeatedly gave the Cal Gary offensive unit Good Field position. Rookie quarterback Larry Lawrence Mckinnis sent into fullback Hugh the end zone three times for touchdowns. Lawrence hit Veteran tight end Herm Harrison with a pass for another six Points with Larry Robinson converting each time. The four converts gave Robin son a Canadian football league record a career total of 273, three More than Don Sutherin who played 11 years in the Eastern conference. Robinson a 10-year Veteran tried four times for a Field goal Canadian gymnasts do Well Fawn a Reiter Ljubljana Yugoslavia up Ludmila Turi Scheva of Russia won the Over All world gymnastic championship for women sunday collecting a total of 77.05 Points. Second place went to Erika a hold of East Germany with 76.45 Points and third was i to tie Sutherin s record of 114 but was wide from 47, 42, 30 an 44 Yards. His last kick a taken deep in the end zone b Dave basely who was Caugh for a single Point. The win by Calgary put them in third place with 16 Points two fewer than Edmonton Eski mos who clinched second place saturday with a 15-11 win Over the last place Winnipeg Blue bombers. . Is fourth with 12 Points. Saskatchewan roughriders Are far in front with 24. Howard Starks led the Cal Gary defence with three interceptions. Gig Perez Terry Wil son and Frank Andruski also intercepted. Perez interception set up the first Points of the game Mckinnis s three Yard touchdown plunge Early in the second Quarter after a drive of 69 Yards in six plays. Mckinnis duelling with the Lions Jim Evenson for wac Rushing honors gained 130 Yards compared with 44 for the British Columbia halfback. Mckinnis with Yards leads by 108 Yards with one game r e m a i n i no for each player. Calgary got their second touchdown on a six play series that started with the second half Kickoff. After runs of 15 and six Yards by Mcmannis and halfback Dave Craimer Lawrence turned broken play into a 29-Yard quarterback carry that took the Ball to the Lions 10 and set up the touchdown pass to Harrison after Robinson s single the Lions were again forced to Pun and a no Yards penalty set up the stampedes for their third touchdown a three Yard touch Down plunge by Mckinnis. The final interception of the game by Andruski started the last series of scoring plays for the stampedes at their 30-Yard line. Mckinnis got the touch Down from 17 Yards As the game ended. Officials had to Clear the Field of some of the fans who rushed out of the stands before Robinson could add the convert. Harrison caught seven passes for a total of 122 Yards. Jim silly caught eight of the Lions 10 punts for a Cal sea son record of 117, five More than the number caught two years ago by Calgary s Rudy Zutterman. Take Over Lead Thunder Bay up Ca asians snapped a three Way tie or first place in the Thunder Bay Junior hockey league Sun a with a 7-3 Victory Over Tarrs. The win left canadians alone in the Lead with Idle hurricanes in second. By Don Blanchard Edmonton staff one team was playing for the future the other had a vital inter est in current affairs. But if a passerby had wan dered into Clarke stadium by mistake saturday night he would have had difficulty distinguishing Between the two rivals As Edmonton eskimos scraped through with a 15-11 Victory Over Winnipeg Blue bombers. The hard fought win clinched second place for the eskimos and the advantage of Home Field for the sudden death Western football conference Semi final against nov. 8. Bombers playing their third game in eight Days had nothing at stake but their professional Pride something they value highly. The script was ail too familiar however. Asks won with then outstanding defence the bombers lost because they have possibly the poorest place kick ing in the history of the Cal. Six times the bombers stormed inside the Edmonton 35 As coach Jim Spavital s fighting club generally out played the asks who won their seventh straight. Quarterback Ron Johnson was on the Money As they say with a strike to halfback Charlie Bryant the Midnight Cowboy for a 25-Yard touchdown in the first Quarter. Gene Jakusiak missed the convert and Field goals of 34, 31 and 17 Yards As somebody seemed to keep moving the goal posts. Finally Spavital resorted Treal in the Smith Trade when both clubs finish their seasons. We would have won the Las two games if we had hat healthy said Spavital who pointed out tha Middle linebacker Mickey Doyle has come within an eyelash o blocking a couple of Edmonton punts. Many of the players were still talking about the great catch split end Rick Shaw made on the halfback option pass from Smith. It s a shame to see a team team lose this is going Way but this to go places. We re going to be alright when together. I know i messed up a couple of plays tonight. Quarter scores first Quarter Winnipeg 6, Edmonton 1 second Quarter Winnipeg 6, Edmonton 15 third Quarter Winnipeg 8, Edmonton 15 final Winnipeg 11, Edmonton 15 my mind seemed to be going Back to Montreal and i got some signals fouled smitty besides his other functions caught three passes for 52 Yards and it was obvious from the Start that asks were Pri Marily concerned with stopping Smith both his outside run Ning and his pass catching. Hernandez did a Superb Job in this respect at least breaking even with the elusive speedster who Hal All the ability to make Winnipeg fans forget Dave Rai Mey. Offensive tackle Bill Frank perhaps the most valuable bomber of All because of his consistent play and leadership summed it up adequately. The defence has been doing a tremendous Job All along but the offence has to take some of the Burden off them. The offence just in t consistent enough yet. But i la say one thing this team has a lot of indeed they have and if nothing else they came Home in class Early sunday morning he Only passengers on one of Hose stretch dc8s which look Oike they re never going to end. Spavital gave his players two lays off. Tuesday it s Back to he routine for the Swan song Lere sunday against Calgary t s too bad they weren t Start ing the season tomorrow. To offensive Brock who guard Chuck lie contributed a 19 Karl Slocomb dead and speaking of wondering you have to prepare your self for the Day when the Golden Rick Shaw will shinny up one of the goalposts to haul in a pass the one Shaw made saturday night has to rank As one of the classics he Dove right Over the top of Mike Law the defender and somehow picked the Ball out of the air Dick Smith who can do just about everything was the Man who threw the Ball on the halfback optioned Ulmer s pass to Lance Fletcher on that fake punt also had the stands Buzz ing bombers had been working on the play and Spavital sent it in Ulmer who was taking some Good natured kidding admitted he threw the Ball even better than he did in practice he dropped it into Fletcher s wait ing arms like he was using radar Fletcher incidentally came up with a Fine interception Paul Brule was shaking his head Over the excellent Opportunity he had to pick off theft number ten which would have left him one Short of the record held by John Wydareny and Don Sutherin Well there s Only one left next sunday against Stamps this club has played Well enough. Even though nothing has been at stake to Merit a Good Send off from Blue bomber fans. And that s not a Commer Cial. Naida Voronin of Russia with 76.15. The soviet Union s women team won the world title by collecting a total of 380.65 Points followed by East Germany with 377.75 and Czechoslovakia with 371.90. Canada finished 13th in team Competition with 344.65 Points. Canada topped the team and individual plating in the women s free exercises sunday. Jennifer Diachun led the individual list with 71.25 Points and team mate Theresa Mcdonnell took third place with 69.25. Can Ada headed the team placings with 344.65. Points. France was second with 341.45 Points and Norway third with 340. The two women Are from to Ronto. Leach s blast paces blazers individual statistics Kushich Winn pfc 37 3.7 w Dick Smith Bryant it m to Rel j .3 -1.5 3 Hoo mid 3 3 1 1 1 -1 -1.0 -1 iwo Tecc c m. 47 33 7 n w is so 5 1 4 2 -3 pm its . Yet t 75 i i w7 91 crawl s3 x of by the Canadian press Omaha knights and Oua Jhoma City blazers used breakaway goals saturday to pick up victories in the Central hockey league Pierre Jarry scored two a third period breakaway goals As the Knight Defeated Tulsa Oil ers Winie in ump Lumani Reg Leach scored a third period breakaway goal to give the blazers a 1-0 Victory Over fort Worth wings. In saturday s other game. Dabas Black Hants Defeated Fla. Mark Marioo wranglers pm. There of Fiafia. Pa., started were to games Sofey. And Kem the Lew for Gay Loaner afro scored we he l awl i goals m Omato s Viktory prix a parts new wifi and Tern miser 122755 ones Kok Robert. Cat Ali few Frey sowed far a cow to owe s own ohm of i a prominent Winnipeg businessman and Long time sports executive and enthusiast Karl so comb died saturday in Queen Elizabeth Hospi Tal after a lengthy illness. He was 76. Or. Slocomb s interest in sports particularly football stretched Back Many years. He was a past president of the Winnipeg football club Western football Confer ence and Canadian foot Ball league. He was also past chairman of the Schenley awards trustees. Or. Slocomb was a keen Golf enthusiast and member of St. Charles country club. He was also Fine Tennis player in his younger Days. M r. Slocomb gave much of his time and Effort on behalf of the Winnipeg Lions club and the society for crippled children of which he Wes a past president. Funeral services will be held tuesday at 11 . From Clarke Leatherdale. Yarder on bombers final foray into esk territory. It was t what you d Call an artistic masterpiece just ing the Cross bar but in the Light of previous happenings it was a thing of Beauty and brought gasps from the Eski mos fans who numbered 20, 157. Bombers fought off the Ira pulse to carry Liebrock off the held on their shoulders. The Winnipeg defence mean while played magnificently. They nullified asks Home run litters Terry swam and Jim Thomas with Good reaction and excellent Pursuit bombers sup porters will permit them the me mistake they made allow no Canadian wide receiver Mike Eben the sex Argo to get outside on a harmless pass. Well covered on the play Eben put on the brakes Cut ack outside and turned it into n electrifying 63-Yard touch own play in the second Viiar Terr. It came on the heels of one of those patented Edmonton de tical defence stymies Argos Karl Slocomb these Odds favor free press readers pensive plays which actually gave the asks the lift they needed. Asks two dastardly defensive assassins Greg pipes and John Lagrone. Naturally were vitally involved. Pipes burst through to Block a punt by de Ulmer deep in Winnipeg territory and la Grone almost deflated the foot Ball when he fell onto it in the Winnipeg end zone. Was an outstanding defensive play although a High snap from Centre Paul Robson who does the third Down hiking May have been critical. Asks also received some touchdown saving desperation plays by defensive backs John Wydareny and Joe Hernandez. Who tipped away what appeared to be six Point passes to bomber receivers on at least four occasions. Wydareny also chalked up his Lith interception equalling a record he already shares with Don Sutherin. But his plays in the end zone one in particular on Rookie John Senst were killers As far As the bombers were concerned. We were inches away from completing two or three touch Down passes pointed oat Benzl du1, who probably should t have even been out there. Smitty would have had one for sure if i would have led him another said dial in reference to halfback Dick Smith who continues to impress with his Hustle and All round ability i and i could t believe the pass to Johnny i thought it was in there but you have to give them credit their defensive backs did a Heck of a j added dial who played a tender shoulder separate by Ian Maclaine Hamilton up Hamilton Tiger cats buoyed by a Tena Cious defence dumped Toronto argonauts out of first place in the Eastern football conference race sunday registering a 27-7 Victory for their first win Over the Boatmen this year. The win before fans left the tic ats alone in first place with their eighth win this year. They finish the regular sched ule in Montreal next weekend against the Alou ettes Surprise 28-12 Tosen saturday to Ottawa rough riders. The loss dumped Argos into a second place tie with the als. The loss ruled out Toronto Hopes of finishing first and they could wind up third with a Hamilton Victory Over Montreal next weekend. If Montreal and Toronto should win their final games Montreal would take first on the basis of a season s Edge in play against both Toronto and Hamil ton. Argos would get second place with their 2-1 Edge Over the tic ats. While the spirited Hamilton defenders held Argos to two first Downs in the first half the tic ats got touchdowns in the first and second quarters to carry a 14-0 Lead into the second half. Tommy Joe Coffey the Etc s scoring Leader added 15 Points to his totals giving him 107 on the season. He combined with quarterback Wally Gabler for the game s first touchdown and kicked two Field goals and three converts. Carney Henley used sparingly on offence and Dave Fleming scored the other Ham Ilton touchdowns. Don Jonas who replaced Tom Wilkinson As Argo quarterback in the second Quarter scored the Lone Toronto touchdown on a four Yard run then added the convert. Argonauts did t get their hands on the Ball in tical Terri tory until More than Halfway through the third Quarter. At Montreal saturday the rough riders last year s Grey cup champions but eliminated from the playoffs this season took advantage of Montreal Al Duette fumbles saturday after noon to score an easy 38-12 win Over the als before fans. Flanker Hugh wham was the big scorer for the riders As he counted a pair of touchdowns on a nine Yard pass from Gary Wood in tiie first Quarter and 55-Yard pass and run play in the third Quarter from the Ottawa quarterback. Tackle Joe Vijuk scored Ottawa s other touchdown in the opening Quarter when he re covered a Fumble by Montreal quarterback Sonny Wade and ran 36 Yards for the major. Free parking first hour till 6 . At tip norths tar inn the inn to be in. Arkade elevator now in operation crosswalk to Eaton s now open. Coviak parking services Atlas wrecking co. Ltd. For Sale used Cas furnaces can Rewoli turn fans 1 Only fas Frundl or Donahue led wire to wire the to 5d the damage. Late in the game pipes paid his respects. Grabbing dial by the sweater swinging pm and my and taking great care to make sore he Lav cd on the same stammer. Boss to Amerl. Paved of my for ref Cradis fiem goal Wutti a emf Csc draw play. In fatal on a dial at 0 afar hmm upholstered theatre seats. Ideal for Fluke scent fixtures. Wei pm it hts Amft. Right tie Gryzb to Al

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