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Friday, September 8, 1972
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1 lee STRAIGHT Hunting access arrangements in Delta still are unresolved but, with the season-opener for pheasants and waterfowl less than a month away (Oct. 7), let us, as they sing in the musicals, review the situation. Roger Venables, assistant executive-director of the B.C. Wildlife Federation (of game clubs), said that he thought the Delta municipal council, the Federation, the provincial Fish and Wildlife Branch and the Canadian Wildlife Service had it all settled. The original plan was to let the Federation make a nominal charge for an access permit, to hire wardens to enforce the access, said access being available only to members of game clubs who have public liability insurance policies good for $100,000 of financial responsibility. th... ....... r) : a ..a :. . fiTPlimT Aiiai naa uiaiatucu ill iflvi of a plan to have the municipality itself sell $5 permits, to finance the signposting, but with the clubs supplying volunteer wardens, sworn in by the Delta police. Most people involved understood from the outset that the plan applied only to lands within the river and foreshore dikes, as the only access trouble areas. But last Tuesday the Federation was told that the Delta legal advisor said it wouldn't work that the permit would have to apply even to those hunting waterfowl outside the dyke, where they've never been a problem except to one another, by overcrowding, shooting too soon or exceeding legal bag limits. Foreshore shoot permit unfair That is intended as the final plan. The meeting to ratify the arrangement is next Monday, 7:30 p.m., and is public. The Federation and the Wildlife Branch will be there, according to Venables, the former to explain how unnecessary, unfair and even unworkable is the foreshore part of the plan. Venables reminds us that for years there's been no trouble applying the no-Sunday-hunting law to the privately owned lands within the dykes, while still allowing free Sunday hunting outside. Anyway, it looks as if we'll be required to pay $5 for a permit and have a membership in a club carrying liability in-' surance if we wish to hunt the Delta this season, whether or not it includes the foreshore. From the start of the Sabbath anti-shooting law, I've thought the Delta and Richmond regulations were merely hindrance rules pushed through first by religious bigotry, and . by anti-hunting types. Such restrictions were never necessary and still are impossible to justify. Now, while many of us at last recognize the need for suffer access requirements in the rapidly tightening community, I for one can see no purpose in requiring foreshore waterfowl-ers to suffer the same restrictions needed around habitation and livestock. Alberta pheasants open later Readers shouldn't confuse this cry for justice with my own private desires. So much do I love hunting and, with it, some elbow-room, that I'd like to see a much higher fee placed on it. That would guarantee me still better shooting, less crowding and, above all, reduce or eliminate the shooters who see the sport only as a cheap way to have fun, bag meat and skylark around the fringes of vandalism. To fall back on the technicalities of law to chip away at the shooting sport is hardly cricket. If it's to be public hunting, let's try to be as fair as possible. If it's to be a private shooting preserve, for eager guys who'll pay well to support it, then say so, and get on with it. If the arrangements aren't resolved Monday evening at Delta Hall, it might be too late to institute them this season. We could find ourselves with the same rules or lack Of them as last year An Alberta hunting note The pheasant season opens there Tuesday, Oct. 10 this year, right after Thanksgiving, rather than the Friday or Saturday before Labor Day, as in the past few years. That will permit British Columbia hunters to open the rooster season at home, then zip over to the prairies for the second opening. Alberta again allows one hen in the three pheasants bag per day. It allows three hens in the five -per-day limit in the second half of the season. Other rules are unchanged from last year, as to charges and export regulations. Oi l nooKM CALENDAR Vancouver Angling nnd Hume Dub meet 7:30 p.m.. Monday, 6137 Cambie. Speaker, Uedo Hobbs on hunting the Ashnola nigh country. ' SPORTS IN SHORT: Reed gets record cleared in court A basketball giant was reduced to tears Thursday the world of sport- The VANCOUVER SUN: Fri Sept. 8, 197223 , BUT SENATE INCLUDES AMENDMENTS in IN COURT A New York judge acquitted basketball star Willis Reed Thursday of threatening on off-duty policeman during an argument over an alleged traffic violation. "I'm glad the record was cleared," said Reed, breaking into tears as he emerged from the Queens Criminal Court room. Reed said he was especially pleased at the outcome because he feared some of the publicity surrounding it had hurt his reputation. All traffic charges stemming from the incident were also dismissed. IN BARGAINING Rom-ette Hanover, a yearling pacing filly from Hanover Shoe TOM; NT linnsK KAi iMfi . 30-Nine Kai-pj. Kxiiitiition Park HIH'KKV 5:(X Canada vs. Russia, Pacific Coliseum I Channels H-6 SATURDAY HOIINK K !M. 1;30 Nine Hares. Exhibition Park I OIITHAl.l. Canadian l.eagu 5:00 Montreal at Ottawa, Channels 2-t ItlXiHY J. 30 Queen's University (Belfast) vs UBC, Brockton Point SIM ( FX. Premier League 7:30-Spartans vs Croatia, Empire Stadium Columtius at Viclnria Mainland vnlur l ira! imlsinn .Saiieiton vs Port lotiuitlain Snulh Hill vs Allien. Hillrrest Eldorado Glens vs Kraser Ai ms. Kensington Aston vs Lobbans. Central si. Andrews vs Airport Inn. Nor-quay second Division fiermania "B" vs Punjab. McBride Club VIII vs West Van Rovers. Nnuajmo Firelighters "B vs Sechelt. f'llllton , . i N.W. l.uckies vs Imperial Marine. Ryall . . Hurnaby Sports Club vs Aeade-mico. Powell Street Centennials vs Queens Spun. 'Kln . . (All games at 2 p.m.) I.ACROSSSK Western Association S:30 ncouver t N. Westminster "second BHme. besl-of-sevcn riiml). Queens Park Farm, brought a top price of $110,000 Thursday at the annual standard-bred auction in Harrisburg, Pa. The filly, out of Romola Hanover, who has produced winners of nearly $2 million in purses, was purchased by world champion driver Hcrve Filion of La-chute, Que., in association with Max Shulman of Brooklyn, N.Y. Bidding on the filly began at $20,000. Buttonwood Pride, a colt sired by world champion Nevele Pride, brought $107,000. IN TUNA The chicken of the sea are running thick and fast in waters off Cape St. Mary's Bay, N.S., providing ripe conditions for the 23rd annual international tuna cup match. The Australian team, newcomers to the match, have taken the lead, boating two giant bluefin tuna totalling 1,138 pounds. The Americans and Scandanavians boated one tuna each. Pro basketball leagues get okay to merge WASHINGTON (AP) The two professional basketball leagues may merge, a U.S. Senate subcommittee said Thursday, but only if they give up their complete hold on players. The Senate anti-trust and monopoly subcommittee approved a bill that would allow the American Basketball Association and the National Basketball Association to merge. Tacked on to the measure, which now goes to the full Senate Judiciary" Committee, were amendments which would: Virtually eliminate the disputed reserve clause for pro basketball by allowing teams to control players for no longer than two years. Give visiting teams no less than 30 per cent of the home team's gate receipts. Black out all telecasts of pro basketball games on Tuesday and Friday nights and all day Saturday within a 75-mile radius of high school, junior college or collegiate games. Eliminate the proposed $1.5 million indemnity payment each ABA team would pay to the NBA if the leagues merge. End blackouts in all sports of bowl and "un scheduled" playoff games if the games are sold out. "At least part of the freedom of the professional athlete has been preserved with the amendments," said Sen. Sam J. Ervin, D N.C., a staunch opponent of a merger unless players' rights are protected. The bill, introduced in the Senate more than " a year ago, would permit the two leagues to merge "if such agreement does not decrease the number of professional basketball clubs so operating ..." The amendments were passed unanimously by the five senators who participated in the all-day meeting, a subcommittee spokesman said, except the one eliminating the entry fee. Sens. Philip Hart, D-Mich., and Roman Hrus-ka, R-Neb., voted to retain the assessment, while Ervin, Edward Gurney, R-Fla., and John V. Tunney, D-Calif., favored the amendment. Ervin and Gurney represent states having ABA franchises, while NBA teams play in states represented by Hart and Hruska. Both leagues have teams in California. Team spokesmen were quick to welcome the favorable subcommittee action, but were more hesitant about the amendments. Pete Newell, general manager of the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers, said the elimination of indemnity payments "wouldn't be fair to Buffalo and Cleveland, which paid $3.7 million to join the NBA two years ago." Joe Cook, president of the NBA Chicago Bulls, said: "Basically a merger is in order. It is the proper move in the proper direction. I think a merger is good for the players, the public and all bands concerned." Ironically, while the Senate subcommittee was approving the merger, two NBA stars Oscar Robertson of the Milwaukee Bucks and John Havlicek of the Boston Celtics and the NBA Players Association's attorneys were testifying against a similar bill before the House anti-trust subcommittee. The club owners' "real objective is to de crease the amounts they pay to the players by depriving those players of the only competition that now exists," said Paul Warnke, an attorney. Rep. Robert McClory Rill., told Warnke and the players that they were being unrealistic if they thought there was no need for congressional action. "Unless you co-operate in trying to provide some solution to the over-all problem, professional sports, and specifically professional basketball, will be in serious jeopardy," McClory said. "There is a real problem here and it needs a solution." The Senate action was bailed by ABA Commissioner Robert S. Carlson, who said be was "elated and very optimistic." "I believe a vote by the full committee will follow promptly," Carlson said. "The merger is more reality now than it ever has been." ' The Senate Judiciary Committee "will probably act on the bill within the next two weeks," a subcommittee spokesman said. " tn.'t' , to," Jack Kramer heads list as pro net set unites An SOlTHtRN OPES FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) Former Wimbledon champion Jack Kramer was named Thursday as executive director of a new organization of tennis pros. The 60 members of the group include 28 independents and all 32 players on Lamar Hunt's World Championship Tennis circuit. One of them, Arthur Ashe, said the players were "tired of being stepped on by two elephants," his description of the WCT and the International Lawn Tennis Federation. "They're both good organizations, but sometimes they don't consider the players," Ashe added. The new group, formed to "unite, promote and protect" the mutual interests of its members, is the Association of Tennis Professionals and is made up of members from 16 countries. "It's a very powerful organization," Ashe said. "We have all the big names and our constitution was drawn from all other sports. Kramer said Thursday the JACK KRAMER . . . will co-operate ATP's job will be "to provide tournaments throughout the world with the top players, as long as those tournaments meet our standards in prize money and playing conditions." But he added, "This doesn't Tips from Poncho put Ashe on frock FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) - Arthur Ashe, the 19G8 U.S. Open tennis champion, has the inside track on another title this year and he's giving part of the credit to Pancho ' Gonzales, a winner some 20 years ago. After his showdown with top seeded defending champ Stan Smith Thursday, Ashe said Gonzales helped him prepare for the match. "I was out practicing my serve Wednesday and Pancho told me a few things I needed to work on," Ashe explained. I usually go to him for service refresher courses, but this time he told me I needed to work on my forehand also." Ashe worked on his forehand and put it to good use, but it was his blazing backhand and return of service that carried him past Smith, the Wimbledon titleholder, 7-6, 6-4, 7-5. Bouncy Billie Jean King destroyed Margaret Court's comeback dream 6-4, 6-4 and swept into the finals in defense of her women's singles crown today. , Mrs. King, the current Wimbledon queen and the No. 1 seed, goes into Saturday's final against the winner of the match between Chris Evert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Kerry Melville of Australia. The 17-year-old Mis? Evert is the No. 3 seed and Miss Melville is ninth. "I would've given pretty high odds that-I would beat him in straight sets," Ashe said following his victory over Smith. Both players held service in the first set, but Ashe, down 2-4 in the tie-breaker, powered three backhands past Smith for the set. Ashe went on to win three straight games in the second set, breaking Smith in the second game. But Smith ranicd, holding in the fourth and sixth games and getting a break in the fifth when Ashe double-faulted three times. The final set was a rerun of the first, with both players holding service through the first 11 games before Ashe got the necessary break in the 12th. Ashe will face Cliff Richey in a semi-final Saturday. Richey beat Frew McMillan of South Africa 3-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2. Unseeded Tom Gorman, a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team, continued to surprise the West Side Tennis Club crowd, with a 7-6, 5-7, 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roscoe Tanner. The only time Tanner, who had ousted seventh-seeded Tom Okker of the Netherlands, lost his serve was in the 10th game of the final set. Sombre note for finale MUNICH (UPI) - Organizers said today the closing Olympic ceremony Sept. 11 will be changed to eliminate much of the singing and dancing that was to have marked the end of the "happy games." The athletes will enter the stadium either in silence or to classical music. Plans for 1,200 Bavarian dancers . dressed in local costumes and a group of musicians playing medieval music underneath a 1,000-foot artificial helium- rainbow, have been dropped. Pre-whipped! Cleans ..Waxes. Seals! Outshines 'era all! EXTRA! Includes easytouse hi-speed applicator! mean the players will be demanding big prizes everywhere:" The ILTF, an organization of other tennis groups, presently has responsibility for co-ordinating worldwide tournaments. "We'll be working with the ILTF and the ULSTA for the benefit of all. Until they prove they can't really keep pace with the growth of tennis, we'll cooperate and we hope that will be forever," Kramer said. The objectives of the ATP include drafting a code of eth-, ics and rules for professional play and a "fair and honest, approach" to Davis Cup play for professionals. "Solving the Davis Cup problem will be our biggest dilemma," Kramer said. He noted that some professionals as Stan Smith are allowed to compete in Davis Cup play while others such as Ashe are banned. DeWilt Weaver In Chi KodriKuez CeurRe Johnson Bob lirkson Jim Colbert I-arry Zieglcr Ktk Masscngaie l.arry Gilbert -Hoy Pace Chris Blocker Chuck Courtney Bub Barbarossa MarUn RoesiuK Johnny Miller Jack Ewing Rod Cerrudo Ross Randall Rod Funseth Chuck Thorpe Forest Keler Hugh Royer Mason Rudolph Bert Yancey Randy Wolff George Knuilson llary Bowerman Dan Sikes 'lummy Aaron David Gienz .1. C. Sneail Deane Bcaman Jack Lewis J. C. (ioosie Don Bit s A-Marion Heck Davis Ixne Dave Marad Buddy Allm Pete Brown Jim Schroedei Bob Smith Jerry Barrier George Archer John Lister Ken Still Frank Beard Don Ivei sun Jerry McGee R. H. Slkes Jesus Rodriguez Dick Rhyan Rolf Demlng Mike Wynn :i3-3:;-65 .13-31 tili :b-s-7 .12-35 i7 34-34-4iS .'13-33 tilt 33-3S-B9 .T,-3t t 33-34 69 X;-37-t 33- 31 1 34- 3569 33-3669 33-3570 35- 3570 35-35 70 35- 3570 33- 3570 34- 3670 37- 33-70 36- 3470 35- 35-70 34- 3670 39-3J-70 38- 33-71 33-3671 .'15-3671 37- 3471 35- 36 71 36- 35 71 33-38-71 33-36 71 37- 34 -71 37-35-7'. 37-35-7'.' 37-35 K 37-35-7'J 33-377:! 37-S5-7a 36- 36-72 .'16-367.' 37- 3572 36- 3672 37- 3572 38- 3472 36- 36 72 .36-36 72 37- 35-72 36- 3672 37- 35-72 36- 3672 :j-36-7'J 37- :i5-72 It's a dog fight for second place . The Premier Soccer League heads into the home stretch with Columbus still leading the six-team field by a comfortable margin. And barring a miracle, the Italians should finish first in October. But behind them anything can happen in the battle for the three remaining playoff berths in the six-team league. The point spread between second-place Croatia and the cellar-dwelling Richmond Ramparts is a mere seven points. Caught in the middle of things are Vancouver Spartans, ' Kintracht and Victoria Regals. The struggle for second place resumes Saturday night at Empire Stadium where Vancouver Spartans are at home to Croatia. Spartans are two points back of the Croa-tians and also face the hottest goalkeeper in the league in Greg Weber. . Weber has been unbeatable of late, recording two shutouts in his last appearances, giving him six for the season. The Italians also face a hot goalkeeper Saturday in Victoria, going against the Regals and Barry Sadler. Sadler has three shutouts in four outings since coming out of retirement. Eintracht, which has slipped from second to fifth place, will be at home to Richmond Sunday at 2 p.m. at Swangard Stadium. Part of the German side's sudden decline can be traced to the loss of Glen Johnson and Buzz Parsons to Canada's World Cup entry. Eintracht management is hoping Parsons and Johnson will be available for the game now that Canada has been eliminated from the World Cup. Meanwhile, the Mainland Senior League opens its 1972-73 season on the weekend with the first and second divisions going Saturday and the remainder on Sunday. Feature first division match Saturday has Glenavon and Fraser Arms clashing at Kensington Park at 2 p.m. Glenavon is defending champions while Fraser Arms won second division honors last season and promotion. Golf site FAR HILLS, N.J. (AP) -The 1976 U.S. Open Golf Championship will be held at the Atlanta Athletic Club Country Club, marking the first time the championship will be held in the Southeast. Hey kids! Come to our CFL Shop and meet a B.C. Lions Player Come on down Saturday. Sept. 9th from 2:00-4: (id p.m. Downtown meet Peter Palmer. Park Royal Mike Wilson. Brentwood Jim Young, Guildford Wayne Holme, New Westminster Ted Wheeler. Meet the players at Eaton's, your Football headquarters.' EATON'S Weaver's play eases the pain COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) "If they have to carry me around I'll be here," says DeWitt Weaver, who faces minor ear surgery tonight following the second round of the Southern Open golf tournament. Weaver, the long hitter from Atlanta, stormed in with a five-under-par 65 Thursday to take the first round lead in the $100,000 event. "I've had this stopped up ear for about three days," Weaver said, "and the doctor is going to drain the fluid Friday night." With only one tour victory to his credit, last year's U.S. Match Play championship, Weaver says he hopes to continue on a hot streak during which he has won S22.0O0 in the last four weeks, including about $6,000 in Pro Am events and $10,000 for his fifth-place finish at the Westchester Classic. "When I saw the doctor yesterday he said he couldn't understand how I'm playing , golf," Weaver said. "But it doesn't bother me that much. It just sounds like I'm playing on TV every shot I hit." Weaver had six birdies on the 6,776-yard, par-70 Green Island Country Club layout and only one bogey, at the 425 yard ninth, where he 3 putted from 25 feet. His birdie putts were from 2,15,10, 8, 3 and 12 feel. "I never was in trouble all day," Weaver said. "It's fun to play like that." His 33-32-65 gave him a one-shot edge over Chi Chi Rodriguez, the colorful Puerto Rican who called his effort "my career round. I could , have broken 60." Playing the back nine first, Rodriguez charged to a 31 with birdies on the first three holes, but he later missed several makeable birdie putts from inside 10 feet. He parred his final hine holes. "I usually try to shoot 70 but today when I got three birdies I said I might as well go for 67. Then when I got another one I started shooting for a 66. However I'd much rather make those birdies on the last two rounds." The field of 144 will be trimmed to tiie low 70 and ties after today's round. Among the missing in this tournament are Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino, Gary Player and Gay Brewer, all competing in the World Series of Golf at Akron this weekend. Trailing Weaver by two shots were George Johnson and Bob Dickson. Larry Zie-glcr and Jim Colbert were lodged at 68. George Knudson of Toronto shot a 38-33-71 and Wilf Hom-enuik of Winnipeg fired a 39-36-75. Ben Kern of Toronto had a 39-38-77. Barons face Chargers The Northwest International Football League will give birth to a cross-town rivalry Saturday when B.C. Chargers and the fledgling Burnaby Barons meet for the first time at Empire Stadium. Chargers, co-holders of the league championship, sport a dismal 0-2 record so far this season but have bolstered the ranks with former Simon Fraser University players. Barons are 1-1 and depend on quarterback Glen Faust-man for a solid aerial attack. 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