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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Owners ask commissioner to help settle the strike on, Hut, Miller said, Hie owners' answer was: won't discuss pensions with you. Renew the DO YOU KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THESE GAMES ARE TO YOU7-BJI! Rusiell, former grcot the Boston Cellits of fhe Notional Basketball Association, makes hii pain! clear to some young people who attended the banquet Thursday evening lo mark the opening of I lie First annual Motive Winter Games. Russell was a head lable gueil along Archie Moore and Goorge Armstrong. Celebrities impressed, sure of success Winter Games get off on the right By UUDV lUUGENEDER Herald BUff VTrilcr "Sporls could he (he way for North American Indians to achieve success nnrl said Bill Russell, described by many as '.he greatest man lo ever piny basketball, Russell, a former star who played uilfo and coav-'hud the Boston Celtics ot the National BRskciliall Asvociauon world chainpiuiiJihins in years, made the comment ai Ihe Vt'cslcrn Canada. Native Winter Games Sportsman's din- ner in Lethbridye liefore about 120 people Thursday. "Linked SLati'S negroes got their "first break'1 towards suc- cess !n all fields through ath- he said. "Negroes have now "becomo the outs In riding athletes in the United States." But "outstanding alh- )etes" is just a phase of over- all development for negroes in the U.S. ar.d they wiU probably not retain that honor in future generations, Mr. Russell said, "athletics showed U.S. negroes that suc- cess could he achieved by them and they are now pulling their energies in other areas." The first Canada Native Winter frames, lo begin on the Blood reserve lodayr could easily become the same stepping stone towards attilelic excellence and success in other fields. world heavyweight box- ing champion who has scored more knockouts than any nihcr fighter in history assured (ho crowd, consisting primarily of Indians, thai the games would act as a grfal catalyst in mo- tivating native youlh towards lie predicted the growlh of [he games to a North and Soulh American all-Indian type ol 1' I mpic cvi'nt. The. three-day games will see alxmt 500 Indian athletes from the four western provinces compete in: boxing, basketball and hockey for gold medals and trophies. The Ihird head LiMe guosl, George