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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, Auguil 13, 1971 THE IFIHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Canada after last gold medal Curtain rings down on Games CALI, Colombia (CP) The sixth Pan-American Games, Uie most successful yet for Canada end In tropical twilight today with the favored equestrian team jumping for gold on Fri- day the J3lh. A Toronto stockbroker and a refrigeration equipment distrib- utor join with a cost accounlanl and a former champion figure skater over the difficult umps to challenge for the last gold medal of the 194 awarded in 20 sports the last two weeks. Then in the closing ceremony the flaming torch atop Pascua! Guerrero Stadium will be doused after a token force of the athletes from 30 coun- tries who competed make the traditional game-ending parade. The Canadian equestrians al- ready have made their best showing ever in major interna- tional competition, winning three of five gold medals and a eilver arid bronze. Now it's the jumping team's turn. Tom Gayford of Gormley, Ont., 43-year-old stockbroker, still is looking for his first medal. Jim Elder, 37-year-old equipment distributor, lacks a medal, too. The cost accountant, Torchy Millar of Ste. Marguer- ite Station, Que., won an indi- vidual jumping bronze, and Bar- bara Simpson of Calgary missed one in tie same event. Miss Simpson, 23, won the Western Canadian woman's 'figure-skat- ing title when she was 16. ONE BRONZE TJIUHSDAY The pickings were slim for Canada on the next-to-Iast day of the Games Thursday, just one bronze in field hockey. But the Canadian team of 312 ath- letes goes home with more gold won than any other from Can- ada in this quadrennial hemi- spheric show's 20-year history. As host country four years ago in Winnipeg, Canada won more medals than in Cali but less gold, and it really Is the gold column that counts. The Canadians equalled their best post-war showing any- where, but still finished third in the over-all standing as fast- coming Cuba showed a vast im- provement over its Winnipeg performance and finished sec- ond, a spot Canada held in Win- nipeg. The Canadians and Cubans picked the pockets of their rich American neighbor for gold medals and (lie Americans go home with 20 less gold than they won in 1967 although 24 extra ones were at stake in Cali. With just the equestrian jump- ing left, the Canadian team to- talled 80 medals-IB gold, 20 sil- ver and 42 bronze. In Winnipeg, Canada won 12 gold, 37 silver and 43 bronze, a total of 92. Canada's gold production equals the 18 won at the Com- monwealth Games in Edinburgh last year. The all-time high is 20 gold won 41 years ago in the first British Empire Games at Hamilton, Ont. FIRST CYCLING GOLD The United Stales, which didn't send an equestrian team, completed its medal chase with its first cycling gold ever in the Games Thursday and wen the over-all team title wilh 105 gold, 73 silver and 40 218 total. In Winnipeg, the Ameri- cans won 227 in 170 gold, 63 silver and 44 bronze. The Cubans embarrassed the U.S. no end by the baseball gold medal and took away other golds in events dom- inated by the Americans since the first Games in 1351. Cuba won 30 gold, 50 silver and 26 total of IOC. In Winnipeg the Cubans finished fifth with eight gold, 14 silve and 23 45 total. In replacing Canada as thi chief Yankee chaser in the Games, Cuba unveiled a work record triple jumper in Pedr Perez, whose leap of 57 feet on inch was the only world marl broken in the track and fieli compulsion. The Canadian feminine star fought the American girls to a stand-off in track and field each Mlh five gold. Six Cana dian gold came in swimming compared with three at Winm peg, and Canadian girls endec U.S. diving supremacy by win ning both the springboard am Smuggling meals to defectors CALI, Colombia (Reulerl An official at the Pan-American Games village said Thursda Cuban athletes have been smug gling 45 meals daily out of the dining room and it is believed they are feeding would-be defec tors being held captive in their Kims. Following four confirms Cuban defections, village offi rials believe the meals are for 15 team members under "house arrest" for plotting to defect. "The Cubans have taken 15 breakfasts, 15 lunches and 15 dinners out of the dining room for the last few a village ifficial said. Athletes from other countries confirmed that the Cubans, who always eat in one group, were saving the dining room carry- ing food and drink back to their quarters. "The meals are not they are for somebody and it is unlikely that 15 Cuban athletes are so siclt that they cannot .eave an official said. The Cuban team flies home Friday leaving only a skeleton .earn in Cali for the Games closing ceremony tonight. Zasadny blanks Generals The Contractors ended their 1971 Senior Men's Fastball League schedule on a winning note ss they blasted the M and K Generals 100 behind Ron Zasadry's t h r e e hit pitching Thursday night. Zasadny fired the third strike past four General's batters, but gave up only three liils to earn the victory. On the other hand the Con- tractors had nine hits off losing pitcher Dennis Allen and re- liever Lloyd Yamagislu in the five-inning contest. Aron Clements and Barry House led the .Contractors at- tack with a double and a single while Richard Deilzen poked out twr singles and Jim Tratch a three run homer. For the Generals Yamagislu managed a double while Allan Higa and Cal O'Brien stroked a single each. Tire results of the Dallas Cowboys Labor Club are un- available. SAFETY GLASS STORE FRONTS RESIDENTIAL REPLACEMENTS LETHBRIDGE Corner 5th 4lh Strut S. 327-1381 tower diving championships. The three Canadian equestrian golds were in the Thr's-Oay Event team competi- tion and the individual and team dressage events, with ChrkLilot Hanstm or Sharon, Ont., winning two gold in dres- sage. Other Canadian gold medals were in cycling and weighllift- ing. don pilling JT'S TOO HOT for football, really, but weather never has, and never will, I'm sure, prevent a dis- cussion, or two or three, about a game that grown men of all shapes and sizes play with such reckless abandon. All nine teams in the Canadian Football League have fired their opening shots, and you'd be surprised how many of the grandstand quarterbacks have al- ready stepped forth, oozing confidence, to predict that Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts will tan- gle November 27 in Tom Campbell's troubled town in all that fun and furore known as the Grey Cup final. In Calgary, of course, a trip on the prognostica- tion merry-go-round is old hat with the guessperts. It's become as much of a yearly event as the daily setting of the sun in the west. The faithful, after all, have been riding a Grey Cup bandwagon since Jan- uary 1, 1950, approximately 33 days after Montreal Alouettes had dethroned the Stampeders as cham- pions of the land. The Stampeders have made the scene a couple of times since then, but on both occasions they wound up in the role of the bridesmaid. And since 1950, enough tears have been shed over the Cowboys to make the St. Lawrence Seaway look like Lees Creek in Cardston. Also, Stampeder supporters turn various shades of green, red and purple when some know-it-all loud- mouth reminds them that not one, no two but all their western opponents have managed since 1950 to sip some of the bubbly from the championship mug. This year, however, whisper my informers, is the year when all the pain and suffering will end, and the sweet taste of supreme victory will be savoured by those who have refused to jump ship. The Stampeders are off to a glittering start. Of that, there is no doubt. They whipped Saskatchewan's slipping Roughriders something like 21-0, ekr t a one-point win over Ottawa and then, We Jay night before restless Edmontonians, they salt on the wound by humiliating the Eskimos 31-1. The easy-as-pie romp over the bewildered Eskies had one Stampeder die-hard chuckling with such vim and vigor that he nearly suffered sun stroke of the tongue yesterday, but when I suggested that if he really felt the Stamps were so invincible tliis year it would seem only fair to handicap them two downs to make 10 yards or spotting the opposition 15 points, for instance he growled, pounded the table with such force that two legs buckled under the impact, and barked, in true Barney fashion, "we'll pour it on all we can." Obviously, he has too many unpleasant memories of all those lean years. The poor, tortured soul wants revenge. J THINK it could be safely said that this semes- ter the Stamps are chasing a 23-year Grey Cup dream with perhaps more punch and authority than ever before. That, after three games, anyway, is the way it appears. After two years of smoothing out the rough edges, Jerry Keeling has developed into as good as any quarterback in the league. Some feel he is the best. Their running game has power in Hugh McKinnis and speed, from the looks of it, in newcomer Jesse Mims. One thing you have to say about coach Jim Dun- can. He's developed a two-pronged attack that keeps the opposition guessing. It's not like those frustrating days when Peter Liske threw the football so often that even the pigskin began to complain, and when Cal- gary's idea of a running attack was when they jogged on the field for the warmup. And then, of course, there is their great defence, acknowledged by all, I would think, as the finest iii the country. In three games they have permitted their opponents to score a meagre nine points, putting a lock on the Eskimos that would have had Houdini screaming in frustration. Three games and all is well in Stampede town. And while there's still quite a chunk of road to travel yet, the natives are smiling, confident and smiling Maybe this really will be the year their beloved Red Raiders will put it all together. Maybe -pi-IE OFFICE WIT says age is mostly a of mind if you don't mind it. it doesn't matter don't mind it. it doesn't matter he also says that although children are deductible, they can be very taxing, and he wants to know, if times are changing so fast, why we are sitting around watching the same movies we did 20 years ago? NORTH STARS' POWER If the Lefhbridge North Stars are going to make a strong bid for ihe Alberla Junior fastball title a lot of the power at the plale will have to come from left to right. Bill Harbuz, Gerry Car- michael and Aoron Clements. Norlh Stars meet Calgary in the opening game at Dave Elton at five o'clock. The other learn in the two-day double knockout event ii Edmonton. Orioles won't slow pace Lolich keeps Tigers rolling By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Baltimore Orioles, leading the American League's East Divi sion by a comfortable eight games, might be tempted to take a peck over their shoul- ders. There ar'e interesting things going on back there. For example, Detroit's Mickey Lolich, hidden by the Vida Blue excitement ell sea- son, is on the threshold of 20 victories for the Tigers. New York Yankees are enjoy- ing tlie best record in the divi- sion since the all-star break with a 19-11 log that has them two games over .500 for the first time all year. But (he Orioles, unconcerned by the shenanigans behind them, whipped Minnesota Twins 8-2 Thursday night to maintain their AL East lead. Detroit took over1 second place with a 4-3 decision over Milwaukee Brew- 19th victory of the season. The Yankees made it eight victories in the last 10 games by sweeping a double- leader from California Angels 3-0 and 2-1 with the second game going 11 innings. In other AL action, Oakland Athletics walloped Boston Red Sox 6-2 and Kansas City Boyals split a doubleheader at Wash- ngton, winning the first game 2-0 but dropping the nightcap 2-1. SWEEP SERIES The Orioles jumped on Minne- sota's Jim Kaat for three runs refore a man was retired in the jrst inning and coasted over the ruins for a sweep of their hr'ee-game series. Lolich pitched a six-hitter and the Tigers broke a tie in the eighth inning with Bill Free- ian's triple the big blow to beat Milwaukee. The victory was the Tiger's 13th in Ihe last 17 games and left Lolich with a 19-8 record. San Francisco Giants, who lave had a hard time beating anyone recently, took a day off and let Los Angeles Dodgers >sat themselves for a change. It was a l-'t for their spirits, D say nothing of their lead In the National League West. While the Giants didn't play, hey improved their lead to four ;amcs over Los Angeles when he Dodgers fumbled over a 3-1, 3-inning loss to Philadelphia 'hillies Thursday nighl. The Los Angeles' loss was good news to San Francisco, vhich had lost eight of 10 ames and wasted most of a 0-game lead to the hot Dodg- es. Only three other games wero layed in the National League h u r s d a y nipht as Atlanta Iraves crushed Houston Astros 10-5, St. Utruis Cardinals nipped Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 and San Diego Pai'jes turned back New York Mets 3-0. Despite Thursday night's loss, Los Angeles shortstop Maury Wills says he feels the Dodgers will eventually catch the skid- ding Giants. He's not tlone in his thinking. Even Philadelphia manager Frank Lucchesi is on his side. Race results EDMONTON (CP) Race resulls for Thursday from Norlhlonds Park Flnl claiming 3 year olds, 1 1-16 miles Peppy Pierre (Kipling) 950 560 321 Flying Lightening (Hunt) 7.JQ Grinnsr (Sfodnyh) 2.50 Time: 2-5 Blue Siromc, Canadian Hope, Eauar- Mc, Grin Bello County also ran, Second claiming, A year olds and up, 7 furlongs Super Quill (Hedge) 9.50 620 Parent's Joy fHunl) 7.40 5.SO Hot By Chance (Kipling) 5.PQ Time: Mellowdale, Setay Sure Speed, Sioux Menace, Chelco Jac also ran QUINELLA: Third claiming, 3 year old, IVi miles Gold LBble (Whittle) 13.60 5.60 340 Store (Barrosyj S.JO 3.50 Shuttle King (Kipling) Time: 3-5 Jelllco, Regicide, Caroufer, Bat's Last, Foolish Discretion alsn ran. QUINELLA: 130.30 Fourth claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- longs Go Show (Whittle) 7.30 3.70 3.90 Fool .'Coombs) 4.7D Bans Kid (Sancherl 130 Tlmr; ,M Fleet FIHIer, Manlrolan, Miss RB- solve, Ihdlnn LaKe, Bomb Slti also Fiflh claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlonos O'Gemlnl (Stadnyk) 5.30 3.30 2.50 All Black (Jackowiak) 6.70 Roman Frosr (Billingsley) 3.SO Time: My Silver Queen, Plelade's Forlune,