The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 10, 1949 · 20
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Tuesday, May 10, 1949
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THE EVENING CITIZEN, OTTAWA, CANADA Tuesday, May 10, 1949 Tommy Shield's Column 'Round And About Senators Feted City9 Crests Presented Page 18 By A New Kind Of Life Having closed out their 1948-49 hockey campaign in triumph, having shed their hockey gear for the last time this season, and having put the headaches, worries and physical discomforts of their calling behind them for the time senators have embarked on a busy social program. For the next few days at least, the Allan Cup champions are going to be busy men. keeping dates for entertainments that are being showered on them by residents of the City their appreciation of the fine and His Boys. Mayor E. A. Bourque and night tendered the team a civic After being guests of the Lions scheduled to visit Government Excellencies, among the keenest hockey fans in the city, will be their hosts. A QAHA dinner tentatively is slated for Friday evening. From then on the boys will take the dates as they come. It is safe to say that the "excitement" period has passed. The full realization of their championship triumph has come home to them, and they are a much easier and carefree set of athletes than those who were in strict training no more than four days ago. They have been on a rigid schedule since last October, with very few breaks, and the relaxation is being appreciated by them. But. as Bobby Copp said to Ray Trainor last night: "Go easy on that food, Ray. Remember you'll be back in training in two or three months!" The seasonal break-up of the team will take place within a few cays. Plans for next season are somewhat vague and necessarily uncertain. There will be much water go under the bridge and over the dam before training starts again next fall. Nats' Opposition Preparing With the Allan Cup tucked away and summer here, the local baseball enthusiasts are taking peeks in-the direction of Bill Metzig and his Nationals. The local team is at present in the shaking-down stage," and their manager has a full size job on his hands for the next couple of weeks in getting his players moulded into a unit. It is too early In the season to look too far ahead, as conditions will arise that will necessitate new plans and additions being made from time to time. From Northern New York State comes information that other Border League teams are laying extensive plans for the coming season. Geneva Robins, sporting a new name as members of the Brooklyn Dodgers organization, are counting on a pitching , staff that will overshadow any other mound corps in the circuit. They have a new negro first baseman. Pete Peatrous, who will try to take the job away from Fred Mularski, who did the first-sacking for them last year. Charlie Small again will manage the Robins, and the Geneva fans last night tendered the team a "Welcome Home" banquet, with more than 300 baseball people present. Most of the Geneva players have been training in Florida. Ogdensburg again has a strong club, being ready to make a big Lid for a second consecutive championship. Their victories over the Nationals in their exhibition contests can be discounted, more or less, as they have been playing together for quite some time, while Metzig's men have had little work as a team. The teams open the legular schedule In Ogdensburg on Wednesday, with the local home -opening billed for FTlday, and the Nats may be a different looking ball team by that time. Paddlers Are Planning Members of the Rldeau Canoe Club have taken the first active step towards launching the 1949 paddling season. As host club for th? Canadian Canoe Association championshop regatta at Mooney's Bay, the Rldeaus already are getting, their summer program under ay. With a view to reviving interest in the sport here, and believing that the best place to start is at the bottom, the Rideau club officials are moving into the realm of Ottawa's younger boys. In co-operation with Fred McCann, Superintendent of the Ottawa Boys' Club, it Is planned to extend the opportunity of paddling to OBC members. While many cf the boys get to camp for a holiday period in the summer, there are some who have no opportunity for such outdoor activity, and interest in the paddling game would open a channel for them. Rideau CC officials have made an excellent selection in securing Frank Amyot to instruct and advise the youngsters who are interested in paddling. A Canadian Olympic winner at the 1936 games, Amyot was an outstanding paddler in his day, and has a world of experience from which to draw in counselling boys who wish to follow the sport of paddling. Bill Kivett Joins Nationals; Stenoff Is Opening Hurler The Nationals welcomed an oldl friend into their camp last night. Bill Kivett. the whistling backstop, flew in to join Ottawa's Border Baseball League forces and announced he was ready to go to work behind the plate when the Nats open the 1949 pennant grind against the Maples. in Ogdensburg Wednesday night. Kivett came here from his home in Ramseur, NC. "Whistling Bill" said he had been working out with a coDege team in his home town and was set to swing into action. In addition, owner T. P. Gorman announced that arrangements had been completed for the purchase of Hank Hillis, another catcher. Killis is due here by the end of the week and will be Kivett's understudy. Manager Bill Metzig will send Stan Stenoff, former Kingston right-hander, to the mound in the inaugural test tomorrow. Stenoff has been .working well and did an effective, "short stretch against the Maples in the Ottawa defeat at Ogdensburg over the weekend. The Battinr Order The batting order for the Nats in tomorrow's opening game will be: Pete Karpuk, left field: Mike Pontarelli, short stop; Johnny Russian, third base: Metzig, second base; Eddie Bucz, first base; Phil Riley, right field: Len Riley, center field; Kivett, catcher, and Stenoff, pitcher. The Nationals play in Ogdensburg tomorrow and Thursday. Then they move back to Ottawa to raise the pennant and inaugurate the home season at Lansdowne Park, with the pennant-bidding Maples as the opposition. Opening ceremonies are planned for the Friday game. The folks will get their first glimpse of some newconjf rs, such as Buci, a hard-hitter, and Phil Riley, a brother cf Len and a highly-regarded out-fielding youngster. Former Grid Star By The Canadian Press TORONTO A former football player with Hamilton Tigers and Toronto Argonauts, George Leslie Crooks, 67, local hotel owner, died yesterday. Born in Hamilton, he came to Toronto 45 years ago and was employed for a time as a court reporter at Osgoode Hall. Surviving are his widow and two daughters. being, members of the Ottawa of Ottawa who are keen to show victory achieved by Buck Boucher members of the City Council last banquet in the Little Hall of Fame. Club today at noon, they were House this evening, where their - r Bill Kivett Welcome Back Wild Ducks Are Called Nuisance By The Associated Press WASHINGTON Ed. M. Hunter, wild life columnist for The Denver Post, told Senators yesterday that if ducks cannot be shot, or shot at, "they are nothing more than an expensive nuisance." Ducks which cannot be "harvested," he advised the Senate Commerce Committee, "have no economic value." Hunter testified in opposition to an Interior department bill introduced by Chairman Edwin" C. Johnson (Dem. Colo.). It would increase the price of duck stamps from $1 to $2 and use the extra dollar for management and the acquisition of additional wild-fowl refuges. More Hockey By The Canadian Press MONTREAL Clarence Campbell, president of the National Hockey League, said yesterday half the clubs of the six-team loop are in favor of extending the schedule from 60 to 70 games for the 1949-50 season. He did not say which clubs are opposed to the idea but it is known that Boston and Detroit are against more than 60 games a season. "But all events since our last meeting have tended to support an increase in the schedule." Campbell said. F"'VIJW'M''WM;i.l, Willful JKjMBiHitMJ.UIJiJJIiM.JjJ I , ' - - . , ' - "T.P" Tells Gathering He A greed On Toronto By Jack Koffman The Senators, just getting the scoring range in the Kmfe-and-Fork League, swung past their second test along the Allan Cup Banquet Trail last night in the Auditorium's Little Hall of Fame. " The occasion was the City of Ottawa's official recognition of the Senators achievement in winning the Canadian senior hockey title. Captain Bobby Copp and his team-mates heard themselves praised and congratulated on alio : sides before a group which included the players' wives, team officials and friends. His Worship Mayor E. A. Bourque. who presided at the dinner, and all members of city council, were present to see the champion honored. Civic crests, that go to any individual or group of athletes bringing a Dominion crown to the Canadian Capital, will be part of the players loot for their victory. Mayor Bourque turned them over to owner T. P. Gorman at the dinner, with the request that Mr. Gorman, in turn, present them to all the players. The speeches were few and short. Mayor Bourque, in opening the brief after-dinner ceremony, brought the Senators the congratulations of the citizens of Ottawa for their splendid achievement. "As mayor of Ottawa,', said His Worship, "I take great pleasure in expressing the city's appreciation on your victory." Appreciate Entertainment His Worship then. told Tommy Gorman the city appreciated Mr. Gorman's efforts in "providing such fine hockey entertainment." He called on T. P. for a few words and the Auditorium head told the gathering: "We are grateful to His Worship and the City of Ot tawa for their hospitality. "You are giving me too much credit." said Mr. Gorman. "Naturally, there is a lot of work and headaches in building a cham pionship team, but the Senators Captain Bobby Copp and his mates as well as Air Commodore D. E. MacKell. Coach George Boucher, and other officials, deserve a great deal of credit." "He Helped Worthy Cause' The owner of the Senators then referred to the transfer of the fourth game of the Allan Cup finals between the Senators and Regina to Toronto ice. He explained that "Connie Smythe brought his Toronto Maple Leafs here last fall and played an exhibition game with the Senators in aid of the Rotary Club's Crippled Children's Fund." "Close to $10,000 was raised for this woithy cause," went on Mr. Gorman. "When we were in Tor onto for the first game of the series with Toronto Marlboros, and had dropped the first game. Mr. Smythe asked me if we would transfer one of the Allan Cup final games to Toronto in the event we eliminated Marlboros. "In view of the generous act by the Leafs in aid of the Crippled Children's Fund, I don't think we Experts, Wheat As Junior Royals Near Title By Al Vickery Canadian Press Staff Writer BRANDON Brandon Wheat Kings gazed wonderingly at their press clippings today, while Montreal Royals eyed the Memorial Cup. Publicized as few junior clubs before them and touted as a surefire bet to win the Canadian Junior hockey title and the Memorial Cup, the Wheat Kings now are virtually out in the cold. Royals, the club almost nobody thought had a chance, are only inches away from the title. Nothing has gone the way the so-called experts figured it would. True, Goalie Ray Frederick of Wheat Kings, has been outstanding. Everybody figured that. But netminder Bobby Bleau, of Royals, hasn't given any ground to his more illustrious rival. Bleau has been more than satisfactory in the Royals' net. He has been downright sensational more than once. In fact, Bleau is considered to have racked up something of a record for Memorial Cup play in shutting out the opposition. He played 126 minutes, 24 seconds of shutout hockey against the Wheat Kings. This string, ran from the 12-minute mark of the second period in the third game to 8:24 in the second period of the fifth. Matter Of Bumping Then there's the matter of bumping. Wheat Kings, their lineup filled with husky six-footers ranging close to 200 pounds, were figured to hold a decided edge in the "sock em" department. Many hockey men felt that the Wheat Kings simply were too big for any other junior club to stand up against them in a seven-game series. Royals haven't backed away a mite. They've traded bump for bump. Their entire play has been considerably more aggressive than that of the Wheat Kings. As a result, they have triumphed in three games to Brandon's one. with one tied. Next game and Cox Injured By The Associated Press BROOKLYN Billy Cox. Brooklyn Dodger third baseman, suffered a badly sprained right ankle yesterday during batting practice before the Dodgers' game with St. Louis Cardinals. Earlier it had been feared that the ankle was broken. Dr. Dominic Rossi, club physician, said Cox probably would be back in the lineup in "about a week." Governor General Will Receive Champs Tojiight For the first time in the history of Canada the Governor General will honor a group of athletes at Government House. This evening at six o'clock the Ottawa Senators, winners of the Allan Cup, will be received by Their Excellencies, the Governor General and Lady Alexander. The Senators will be accompanied by T. P. Gorman and Senator officials. can be too severely criticized for agreeing. We'll likely have Leafs back for an exhibition game m aid of a worthy cause again next fall,' Mr. Gorman concluded. Aid. F. M. Journeaux then presented Mr. Gorman with a couple of old and interesting baseball pictures for his Hall of Fame. Air Commodore MacKell, president of the club, expressed the club's appreciation to the city for the banquet and thanked the Senators for their fine job on and off the ice this season. More Congratulations 'D. Leo Dolan, director of the Canadian Travel Bureau, kidded the Senators and Mr. Gorman in a humorous address. In closing, though, , he congratulated the Senators and told Mr. Gorman: "Ottawa and sport here Is better off for your presence." Captain Bobby Copp expressed the players appreciation for the banquet and other honors heaped on them. He assured them the Senators did not lose on purpose in Toronto. "We tried our best." the captain said, "but, once we lost, we were glad to be able to win the cup at home." The Board of Control, right down the line, congratulated the Senators. Con. L. L. Coulter, Con. Daniel McCann, Con. Paul Tar-dif and Con. C. E. Pickering, in that order, brought the city's congratulations and thanks to the Senators and Mr. Gorman. Coach Boucher drew a big hand when he was called upon for a few words. He thanked the Senators players for their co-operation and admitted the Allan Cup. victory was a memorable occasion for him. Gerry Geldert, director of the Ottawa Industrial and Publicity Bureau, made a fine job of ar-rsngements for the dinner. Kings Upset Royals need only a tie to win the cup will be played here tonight. Knutson In Montreal BRANDON Gordie Knutson. brilliant, center for Montreal Royals junior hockey team, was in Montreal yesterday for second-year dentistry examinations at McGill University. Knutson, who flew east yesterday, plans to return here by air today for Royals' sixth game against Brandon Wheat Kings in the best-of -seven Memorial Cup final. Victoria Boivlers Receive Prizes More than 50 persons were in attendance at the Victoria Island Bowling League banquet held recently at Standish Hall. Following the dinner, numerous prizes were presented by SSgt. Allen, president of the league. . FSgt. J. Grant's team, including Cpl. F. Woodrow, Larry Boucher, Marjojrie Pratt, and Mrs. W. Shejkey, captured the league honors while Sgt. W. Sheekey's squad took the runner-up spot. Men's high .average went to F. Woodrow with a 216, while Gwen Goodwin won the ladies prize with a 191. Men's high cross was won by Cpl. H. Villeneuve with an 866 while Flo Cyr's 793 was best fpr the ladies. High single prizes went to Cpl. C. Lacvoix and Anita Boucher with scores of 328 and 283 respectively. BODY AND FENDER REPAIRS U AL.L, fUKU (jatlaiit & Mercury Lincoln Queen St. West at Duke T. J. BARNETT, R.O. Barnett & Hill Optometrists 196 Sparks St. Suite 102 . -, - i - , V - ;' . t f 4 i GETTING THEIR CIVIC CRESTS Ottawa's Allan Cup-winning Senators were guests of His Worship Mayor E. A. Bourque and members of City Council at a banquet held in the Little Hall of Fame last night. In the above picture. His Worship is congratulating captain Bobby Copp and showing him the civic crest, one of which will go to each member of the Canadian champions. In the picture are, front row, left to right: Johnny Craig, trainer Paul Gauthier, Kenny Burrows, Conny Tudin, Controller Dan McCann, Sicilian, Smart Relii iiic, In the midst of a hectic banquet session, some of the Allan Cup-holding Senators are preparing to pull out of the Capital shortly. The boys are looking ahead to a quiet summer after a successful hockey grind which took them through 92 hockey games before they managed to bring the Canadian senior hockey title back to Ottawa. A couple are figuring on retiring from active, hockey play. But, for the most part, the boys are "hopeful of being back" when the Senators open preparations again next fall for the 1949-50 season. Frank' "Butch" Stahan is one of the two who announced his definite retirement. Alex Smart is the other. "I've had 17 years of it," said Stahan yesterday before the champs moved into the banquet tendered them by the City of Ottawa last night. "Fifteen years as a senior after two in junior ranks, and that's enough." Staying In Ottawa He isn't leaving the Capital. He is settled here in the gas station business with Lude - Check, but claims his active hockey days are over. "I might take a hand at it as a spare or something," Stahan added as an after-thought, , "but this day-in-and-day-out business on the ice is behind me." Smart just finished ' his 12th season in the Quebec Senior Group, with Verdun, Canadiens, Royals and Ottawa, also claims ho has had enough. He insists he won't change his mind but, as a listener remarked, a lot of things can happen between now and another hockey season. He is employed in Ottawa and settled here. Jack Irvine plans to stay in Ottawa and play soccer here again with Rangers ... He plays center-half and says it is a great conditioner . . . "I may go home to Winnipeg for a brief visit if I can get a new car." said Jack, "but, otherwise, I plan to stay here and hope to play hockey in Ottawa again next season." Stu To Kenora Stu Smith and his family is heading for Kenora. Ont., where h' father-in-law operates a summer resort . , . "I've got to wait until my son, Brian, is through school and we'll be on our way." said Stu . . . But .e pl?ns to be back in the fall, and hopes to play another season or two of "hockey here . . . Eleven-year-old Brian has a hockey future, according to Stu . . . The youngster has been shifted from center to defence and back again and got Kent Street School's only goal in their Public School playoff at the Auditorium, Stu proudly claims. Buddy Hellyer has lines out for a job and will stay here this sum- Armed Services will play host to Gunners tonight at Brewer Park in a scheduled ODFA tilt which is slated to get under way at 6.30 p.m. Both teams are undefeated to date, with Gunners having a win to their credit, and Services a tie. fKUUltlS Kitchie M D Meteor Dealers for Ottawa 1 Phone 5-4321 VM. HILL, R.O. Phone 2-1926 5 mer if he can get it ... If not, he may return to Montreal for a time but plans to be back here for the next hockey season . . . The same goes for Eddie Emberg, who hopes to get lined up in a jo'- here shortly . . . "Legs" Eraser, sporting a hockey stick with newspaper pictures of all the Senators pasted on to it. was busy getting autographs . . . The goal-er and Mrs. Fraser leave in their new car for Winnipeg on the weekend. "I may be back," he said in answer to a question. Prospector Robinson George Greene naturally is located here and not pulling out . . . He ( has no intention of retiring, either . . . "This has been a great season," George chuckled . . . Bill Robinson, ready to travel in a new car, leaves Sunday for Winnipeg ... He will spend a couple of weeks at home and plans to summer as a prospector at Wallace Lake, Manitiba , . . Robinson, like Eddie Dartnell and Nils Tremblay, hopes to be back next winter . . . Dartnell will stay around a couple of weeks before heading for his Winnipeg home, and Tremblay wull go to Quebec in a couple of weeks for a "sum-: .er cf loafing." Ray Trainor, busy in the paint game when not 'hockeying, is looking forward to the next season as a "Senator" ... So are Connie Tudin and Bobby Copp. Captain Bob says he had planned a week of holidays last week, but the hockey lasted longer than he had figured on, whidh meant he might have trouble getting any vacation this summer . . . Emile Dagenais, Assistant Director of Athletics at St. Patrick's College, will be scoring goals again for the Senators next season according to present plans. Lurie My Boy Check, asked about his summer plans, grinned as he said: "Back to the gas station for me" . . . Someone kid- IT'S IN THE BOOK We're listed in the book with all our branches. In fact our own bakery Is listed, too. but there's no need to call ua im whpn vnii should know by this time that we hare everything ready and waiting for you! . . . certainly we bake specially for you! That's why we persistently urge you to visit our Pastry Counters . . or telephone your order. We DELIVER. 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Incidently, overlooked in the ex 1 don't blame mou, if 1 looked like jou d 1 would too Come uitH me, I'll $olve upur problems No Lit I've bn yenju;hre. It .OlUiOt tfit kin. OAL . nVV Uti ' WEliO YOURSELF r t 1 I If LUMBER 2-9686 BARRETT 260 Catherine Street BUILDERS SALES LTD. GENERAL HARDWARE Yale Locks and Door Closers. CJ.L. Paints and Varnishes, Mechanics' Tools-Beatty Hand and Electric Pumps, Roofing. Pyrene Fire Extinguishers, Kohler . Electric Generating Plants 531 SUSSEX ST. TELEPHONE 3-5617 Championship Wrestling Auditorium, Thursday, May 12th, 8.30 p.m. Whipper Billy Watson . VK! Champion Plus two (2) more great supporting bouts Trices: .75. $1.00. S1.25. Thone 3-6292 All reservation must be plrVed tip by p.m. nig fit f fifht citement of Saturday's celebn- tions was the fact that Check was a member of Quebec Aces la the Allan Cup victory of 1544. He is another two-time Allan Cupper. beaut - COKE BROS. Tvon vs. Robert Challenger TMUMMI I I I hi i fey

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