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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta a THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, Aoril i, 19, 3 Norton good? SAN DIEGO (AP) The iiullion dream, which ended an explosion for Joe Fra- ".ier, faded quietly for Muham- mad Ali. His quieted by a broken IPW ond his manner subdued Jter 12 rounds with a vounger, Granger foe, Ali stood in his :ornor Saturday and heard he probably had guessed: 'C had lost, amazingly to Ken by a split decision. A few months ago before Crazier walked into several of jeorge Foreman's haymakers i ares well The Lethbridge Amateur Club fared well in a duel -nun meet with the Killarney Amateur Swim Club of Calgary in the weekend. The local swimmers led by jusan Hunt's superb perform- ince, racked up 20 first place IiLshes in 44 events. Hunt, who swam in the girls' jpen class, picked up three irst place outings. She set a national record ime in the 200m. backstroke or one of her victories while .he others came in the lOOtn jreasistroke and the 200m. in- Dividual medley. Tim Emerson paced the Deal club in the open boys' :lass with a first in the 1500m reestyle while Bill Syme added hree seconds. Wendy Tuk was the big win- >er of the local club with tour irsts in the girls' 1344 age She won the 100m. 200m, 800- tr., freestyle events and the 20- m individual medley. Donna Hanna also earned a irst in the 100 m. breaststroke in the class. Gordon Symeled the boys' 13- i4 class with three first while "Rob Emerson walked away with first in the 100m. breaststroke Other first place winners Lori Lavkulik, Marilyn v'an Dyk and Jim Lavkulik. Robby Tietz also picked up a >air of firsts in the boys' 10 under age group. More sport 011 page 8 in Jamaica, a Frazier-A'i rematch Icomed that would out- draw their "Fight of the Ciri- lury'' and give AU thc chanci1 to erase the only blot on record and retire as chumpun. Instead, thc louiiy anonymous Norton, 23. 'S the logical challenger to man, while the future of the 31- year-old AH is in doubt. The broken jaw "shouldn't hamper his Dr. 'Wil- liam Lundecn, the ring physician, said after a l1.- hour operation Saturday Right. DON'T NEED ALI But Norton's trainer. Eddie Futch, when asked about a rematch with Ali, said: "Sure, it the money is right. But right now we don't need him.'' Ali's trainer, Angelo Dundee, said Sunday that the boxer would be in hospital ''for Uo or three for thc operation to wire his left jaw bone. Dundee said: ''From all in- dications, he's going to be fine. We've already talked and he asked how long it might be oe- fore he can get back in train- ing.'' Dundee said he couldn't pre- dict how long it v. ould be. Ali, who had won 10 straight since losing to Frazier, was a 5- 1 favorite over Norton, whose 30 victims in 31 fights were even more obscure. But Norton) helped even the odds by start- ing a rigorous training program Feb. 22 while Ali trained lightly until the final week. HAD NO KESPECT "He had no respect for Nor- Futch said. "I knew that when he came in at 221 pounds. He didn't prepare as seriously as he should have." Ali. who lost for the second time in 43 fights, earned S210.- 000 to Norton's S50.000. Ali's jaw was broken early in the fight. Dundee said it hap- pened in the first round, though Norton didn't appear to land a solid blow in the round. Futch thinks it was in the fourtn round. "I can't fathom how he could Lundeen said. The lav'.er left jaw bone was broken clear- through, he added. But Ali, spitting blood, wouldn't let Dundee stop the fight. He showed slashes of his old round of dancing and two of prodding, a jab that was quick but no longer stung. With one round left he still had a chance to win. But in the 12th round, Norton trapped Ali in a corner for the sixth time in the fight and bat- tered hm with body and head blows. Two clubs tied Oilers and Saints will play again On the ropes Ken Ncricn corners Muhammad Saturday In their 12-rouncl heavyweight bout in San Diego. Norton broke Ali's jaw in the first round and went on to win a split de- cision. Split weekend games RED DEER (CP) De- fencsman Jim Palenaude scor- ed on a slapshot with less than two minutes to play Sunday night to give Calgary Canucks a 2-1 over Red Deer Rustlers m an Alberta Junior Hockey League playoff game. The best-cf-seven final is now tied at two games each. Patenaude scored Calgary's first goal on a power play in the first period before Barry Lassiter tied the score for Red Deer in the second. Red Deer outshot Calgary FREE SERVICE CLINIC! MR. NICK ALVAN, Service Manager at King Chrysler Dodge Ltd, will conduct a free Service Clinic on all makes of automobiles THURSDAY end FRIDAY, April 5th and 6th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ANYONE INTERESTED IS WELCOME TO ATTENDI The clinic will include the following: CHECK ON FLOOR CHECK ON LIFT The Lethbridge Midget Elks snapped a tliree-year drought by capturing the 1972-73 Al- berta Midget champion- ship m Red Deer Satur- day night. .The Elks, uho haven't won the provincial title since the lfGr.-e9 season ended the dry szsll by besting the Red Deer Chiefs nine goals to seien in tr'.- total goal plaj- C'ff sciics. Eiks carried a three-goal edgi into the final games of the series ES they posted a 5-2 deci- sion the Chiefs on home ice last weckend. AH three- came in ELECTRONIC ENGINE Scope Test Corburetion Spark Plugs Spark Plug Cables Distributor UNDER HOOD Battery Battery Cables Drive Sells Radiator Hoses Kcotcr Hoiei Coalcrt Carburetor Air Fiilcr Fuel Engine Oil Power Steoring Pump Oil MISCELLANEOUS lights W S Wiper W 5 Washer Glau Metal Point Erase Lining Brake Fluid Wheel Bearings Exksust Pipe Toil Pipg Muffler Engine Transmission leeks Rear Axle leaks Tie Rod Ends Idler Arm Shock Absorbers Springs VISUAL INSPECTION FRONT SUSPENSION Castor Comber Toe-in narrow o-4 decision lo tne i Ch'efs Saturday. i n Saturday s match. i Elks' three-goal lead vanish- I e'! in t'ic opening period ias Chiefs fired in three] st-sight markers to even the j series to fnc goals apiece. j j Jos Mcli and Mike Boychuk en? bark for )hc Elks "iv-ib .coals but She Chiefs managed to close tho j snr lo cnc goal before j the lir.M, period ended. 1 E'Tvr'-.jk tallied his marker v.hen the Elks two men fhor: i" r scr-ffld period. Boj- t'vk --3, a thorn in the Chiefs .-.s h- stole !hc puck pr-J f-c'Tcd while his team was i pass from Bob Miles to score j the final goal of the series. Red Deer got their goals from Rod Gillespie, Brian Bowles, Ken Vanecz. Barry I VTitcher and Robert Pehrice. j During the three periods the jE'ks outshot the Chiefs 44-37 and picked up 17 of 27 minor J peanliies. Meanwhile the Elks will now I have a chance to earn a berth [into the Prince Edward Island Centennial Midget H o c k e v Tournament staged later this month. The Elks will meet the Al- berta Midget "AA" champions in a tv.-0-game total-goal series for the berth. The Midget champions will be decided vhen Caigary and Edmonton hit thc ice with- in the next week. 35-26. The Canucks took eight cf 15 minor penalties and the teams split four majors. The fifth game will be play- ed in Calgary Tuesday night. Meanwhile Red Deer Rust- lers had defeated Calgary Can- ucks 6-3 it, Calgary Saturday night to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven final. Terry Wittchcn, Rod Pimm, Doug Gillespie, Barry Lassiter, Doug Lindskog and Gord Dillon were the Red Deer scorers. Jim Patenaude. Roger Lsmoureux and Ian MacPhee replied for Calgary. Red Deer goalie Andy Myd- lak blocked 34 shots while Can- uck Ron Burgess stopped 28. The Rustlers led 3-1 and 3-2 in periid scores. .Calgary took 10 of the 22 rulnor penalties, four of the eight fighting majors and the only game misconduct. Fastball The Southern Alberta Fast- jball League coaches and man- agers as wall as other inter- ested personnel will hold a general mee'ing at 7 p.m. at the Labor Club VTedMoiiay. p-oth men and ladies' team management arc welcome to attend. By THE CANADIAN PRESS The World Hockey Associ- ation's first season ended Sun- day for all but Alberta Oilers and Minnesota Fighting Saints. The Oilers, who for a while thought they had clinched fourth place in the West Divi- sion, later discovered they must play a tie-breaking game with Minnesota to decide which ad- vances to the playoffs. The game will be played ei- ther Tuesday or Wednesday in Calgary or Vancouver. A league spokesman said it was expected that Alberta general manager Bill Hunter would announce the definite site and time for the game. The winner will go against West Division champion Winni- peg Jets in the first game of the best-of-seven quarter-final play- offs starting Friday in Winni- peg. Alberta and Minnesota fin- ished the regular season with identical records of 39 wins, 37 losses and three ties for 79 points. CHANGED SCHEME The league had originally pro- vided for a playoff game to break such ties but on March 21 decided instead to adopt a tie- breaking scheme similar to the National Hockey League. By that system, the won-lost record is the first factor but both teams had identical records. And after Alberta beat Minnesota 5-3 last Friday, they ended up with four wins each in their season series. That left Al- berta ahead on 21 victories over West Division teams during the season to Minnesota's 17. But Minnesota had protested the tie-breaking rule since it was announced two weeks ago, and after a poll of league trustees during the weekend, it was decided to revert to the playoff game. League president Gary David- son said in announcing the deci- sion Sunday night: "As we've done throughout the season, our decision was based on what we thought was the test for all in- volved. It was more equitable to have a playoff game to deter- mine fourth place." In final games during the weekend, Ottawa Nationals fin- ished fourth in the East Divi- sion after losses to Cleveland Crusaders, by a 4-2 score Satur- day, and Houston Aeros, 6-3 Sunday. BLAZERS THIRD Philadelphia Blazers overtook the Nate for third place by beating Chicago Cougars 5-1 Saturday and Winnipeg 4-2 Sun- day, Quebec Les Nordiques fin- ished fifth in the East, just three points behind Ottawa, after beating Houston Aeros 5-1 Saturday and losing 8-3 to New England Whalers Sunday. Cleveland whipped Chicago 5- 1 in the only other game Sun- day. East Div'o'on champion New England will start its playoff series with Ottawa Saturday at Rcstosi with the second game Sunday. The teams move to Ot- tawa for the third and fourth games April 10 and 12. The Blazers go against the Crusaders starting Wednesdaj' in Cleveland and the second game is tentatively set for Fri- day. Those teams then move to Philadelphia for games April 8 and April 10 or n. Houston, with its victory Sun- day at Ottawa, won second place in the West and home-ice Minor hockey wants trophies The annual Lethbridge Manor Hockey Association banquet and awards presentation is fast approaching. Trophy chairman Karen Wil- liams will be at the Civic Cen- tre tonight, Tuesday and Wed- nesday evening from seven un- til nine o'clock to accept troph- ies awarded la.sc year. She will also be on hand Saturday from 2-4. All travelling tophief, must be returned. These are the onas awarded each year along with an individual one. The co-op- eration of all winners is re- quested. Liverpool is favored after LONDON" fRcwcr! Livcr- pool improved as favorites to pirsl Dhhij.n chamnicnship after their users TCarcn rivals. Arsenal and suffered unexpected TJ-P Cincf- batllcd back wiUi "f1 fi'i.Ti of She TKT- Iiut Mi'l IroTcd K3k> r'-. c Cfi.ii ipt3 the final of play. 1- fi fought 51 ou' i! ih" final jxrr- bjt Elks .salicd I Liverpool scerncd to have put their leadership in jeopardv when goalkeeper Pat Jennincs saved pciallics from Kevin Kccgan and Tommy fmiUi in .1 mrminc match al Airfield as Hotspur stole a 3-3 draw. I Aton cave She Londo- ners a lead. ard 1hc 1allc when before Kwwn robbed Tolten- PJiir.c look a p? rfcc! of fhrir firsl win it Ln cr- 1 MfcfWS 3 Ave. and 11 St. S. LETHBRtDGE Phone 328-9271 CfRJIFitD MINOR BASEBALL ASSOCIATION REGISTRATION A'OKDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY ond THURSDAY, APnil 2. 3, 4 and 5 6 00 to p.m. NIGHTLY W'-g South of Vlh Avenue Soulh RegVcr a? lokcvicw School Iving Noilh of 9th Avenue Sovlh at Wilson Junior High School Must Regifser Boys 8 to IS Years COST SS 13-15 Soys 16-19 r.tASE RETURN AU UNIFORMS FROM I.AST YEAR e7 pool in 61 years with a 70th- minutc equalizer. But Arsenal, behind Liverpool on gcal average before Satur- day's failed to take advantage, going doira 1-0 at home to Derby County, whose first-minute goal was scored by Steve Powell. It was only the secowi defeat for Arsenal in tie 23 sarncs since their 5-0 ham- mering at Derby 5n November. Arsenal's chances of rcpcat- iTirr Ibcir league and FA Cap double triumph of two years apo suffered another setback when skipper Frank McLantock wax csrncd off with a hamstring. The injury means lose Uial oc-k will miss Arsenal's FA Cup semi-final agaixisl Sfc- ord Sunderland on Sal- urdoy and he could out of arli cm for 1hc