Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 14, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, August 14, 1974 lorchy Peden delighted world championships here MONTREAL (CP) Torchy Peden, Canada's king of the world's six-day bicycle circuits four decades ago, says he is more than happy this year's world cham- pionships are being held in this country. "Am I happy to see this in Canada? Delighted is a better word." was Peden's reaction. Peden, who until the last decade held the world record for victories in six-day racing, is in Montreal for the 11-day world cycling championships which begin with the track events at the University of Montreal today. Now living in Chicago, the 68-year-old Peden was direct in his view of track facilities here as he watched cyclists from 50 countries work out. "It's easily the fastest track ever he said. "After all. it was planned by com- puters and they have to put it together with precision the human mind could never ac- complish. ''There's no way an architect, no matter how brilliant, could design to the degree of perfection the com- puter does." The 312.5-yard oval track was set up at the University of Montreal when the Velodrome for the 1976 Olympics was not completed by the mid-July deadline set by the Inter- national Cycling Union. The track will be dismantl- ed and installed at the Olym- pic Velodrome once the building is completed. Peden predicts a "great championship." "After all, you have more countries and more riders than ever before, so you have to have great competition." he said. "It will create nothing but good for 1976 and you can bet I'll be back for that." Along with his delight at his native Canada getting this event, Peden sees the cham- pionships as a great boost to Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE Multicocal Lens (MULTILUX) Willis Reed will have knee tested NEW YORK (AP) Willis Reed, veteran New York Knicks centre whose basket- ball career is in jeopardy because of an injured knee, will undergo diagnostic tests Friday at Toronto General Hospital, the Knicks announc- ed Tuesday. The Knicks issued an ul- timatum June 20, saying that unless the 6-foot-10 star un- derwent corrective surgery on his right knee, he would be un- able to play with the National Basketball Association team for the 1974-75 season. Before the Knicks' an- nouncement in June, Reed was examined by Dr. Donald O'Donoghue and Dr. James Nicholas who concurred that Reed needed surgery. Reed indicated later that he preferred not to undergo an operation. However. a'Knicks spokes- man said Tuesday that Reed would leave Thursday for To- ronto and undergo an arth- roscopy Friday. Dr. Robert W. Jackson of Toronto was to perform the procedure. The spokesman said the arthroscopy is a diagnostic process by which it may be learned the extent of damage to Reed's knee and what treat- ment is available. Reed, the team's most valu- able player in the 1970 and 1973 NBA playoff series, has been plagued by knee injuries since 1971 when he underwent surgery for tendonitis. Last December, he underwent a third operation to remove torn cartilage from the right knee. the sport in North America. A former manager of a cycling club in his adopted United States, Peden now serves on the board of directors of the club. "In 1969, there were li- censed riders in the he said. "This year they'll hit the mark. The same type of progress is happening in Canada and that's impor- tant. "With both countries devel- oping and being side by side, they'll be able to help each he added. "By 1976, they'll both be medal con- tenders." The United States has already come up with a world Young, here as a defending champion. Last year she struck for an un- usual double, emerging as world champion in both cycl- ing and speed skating. Peden figures he was among the best-paid athletes in the world during the height of his career in the 1920s and 1930s. "Through the 1930s, I prob- ably averaged a year, and that's when a dollar was a he said. "In those days, don't forget, the well- paid hockey and footblal players were lucky to be mak- ing a year and I'd bet, if you listed the top 20 athletes by income then, bike riders would have held half the top places." Peden turned professional the year after the 1928 Olym- pics in Amsterdam and, because he was injured in a meet between the Olympics and the world championships that year, missed out on a chance for the world crown. Because of his feet, two his required a custom-built bicycle. It carried him to 38 six-dav wins in 148 tries. I'M Off TD BiNGO S. AGAIN THIS AFTER- NOON.HfH.'HEH.' I SOlN'T' VISIT ME THIS LAO. SECORE IT W I HJL'D 'IM I'D BE 'is SLAVE FOR UIFE. AND 'is TRuSTiN1 NATURE R6FUSE5 TO ACCEPT ANY r COMPROMISE.' Lehi Speed destroyed at Calgary CALGARY (CP) One Thoroughbred race horse broke a leg and had to be destroyed and two jockeys fell Monday as Calgary's new race track underwent its first test in a driving rainstorm. Lehi Speed was destroyed on the track before an estimated race goers after the three-year-old grey stumbled and broke its forefoot. The horse slipped and fell in the middle of the backstretch, throwing jockey Jim Sorenson. The jockey was not injured but was told by doctors at a Calgary hospital that he should not ride in today's final day of racing here. The accident occurred in the second race of the day. Track veterinarians Larry Watrin and Alex Rattray were forced to destroy the race horse on the track because a tractor which normally pulls a trailer to carry injured horses off the track would not start. They said later they made the decision to quickly dispatch the horse because its forefoot was "almost completely severed" and that the horse was in "extreme pain." Five races later, jockey Gerry Rasmussen fell from his mount, Turkish Ruler, in almost the same spot where Lehi Speed had fallen. Films show that the horse stumbled and fell while in second position on the backstretch. Rasmussen fell and slid about 85 feet through deep mud as horses and jockeys tried to avoid him and his fallen horse, which slid about 100 feet down the track surface. The films showed that Bold Bail, ridden by jockey Dewayne Wiseman, actually jumped over the fallen horse while in full stride. Bold Bail went on to finish third in the race. Jockey Ken Pearson was thrown from Pop's Lady as the horse stumbled over the fallen Turkish Ruler. Neither Rasmussen nor Pearson were injured in their falls. Stampede Park race track officials declined comment on the track conditions which were blamed for the accidents. Earlier they had predicted that the design of the track was such that water would run off the track more easily than it had off the old surface. Race results Generals trounce Edmonton 19-2 "It was funny when I show- ed up for my first six-day, on a tight he recalled. "The other riders looked at my size and said: 'If you try to keep up with us, you'll end up in the seats.' They figured I just couldn't stay on the track." EDMONTON (CP) -Short- stop Phil Urabe drove in seven runs with three home runs and two doubles to lead Red Deer Generals to a 19-2 pounding of Edmonton Blockers in an Alberta Major Baseball League game Tuesday. Red Deer's playing manager Marty Coil also had five hits, including three doubles, as Generals pounded 25 hits off losing Blocker pitcher Ernie Hee, a pickup from the provincial champion Blue Willow Juniors, and reliever Brian Betts who came on during the seventh inning. Al McKee and Brian McCook had four hits each for Red Deer including three doubles by McKee. Mike Teahan pounded a two-run homer for the Blockers in the first inning, one of their 11 hits off winning pitcher Bob Bridges, who struck out eight batters. CALGARY (CP) Stampede Park race results Tuesday: FIRST S1.500. claiming. 2 year olds. furlongs. Diamond El (Gold) 6.50 3.10 3.00. Dominion Princess (Rycroft) 2.90 2.90, Hackle Hawk (Coombs) 4.10. Time: 4-5. Gracious Host. Dutch Rouser. Oily Oily Over. Brown G. also ran. Track Scratch: Queen's Keep SECOND Si.700. claiming, 3 year olds. 1 1- 16 miles. Cleo Knows (Gold) 5.10 3.00 2.50. Sheer Spite (Sorenson) 3.20 2.60. Doolin's Queen (Campbell) 2.70. Time: 1-5. Adorable Audene, Brother Beau. Sit Kid also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: Track Scratch: Essentially So. THIRD S1.500. claiming 3. 4 year olds and up, 6 furlongs. Bull Quartz (Ollive) 9.20 4.40 3.40. Pop The Cork (Pearson) 3.90 3.20. Astro (McCauley) 8.30. Time: 4-5. Miss Ballaspree. Special Blend. Hills Of Snow. Miss Claire also ran. QUINELLA: S14.10. Track Scratch. Lady Stuart. FOURTH S1.900. claiming, 4 year olds and up. 7 furlongs. Lucky Levey (Whittle) 6.00 4.30 3.30. Theoboid (Kipling) 4.60 3.40. Celtic Plot (Watson) 3-30. Time: 4-5. Jan's Sharon, Marcy Me, Super- start. Mr. Stormy, Patapouf also ran. FIFTH SI.800. claiming. 4 year olds and up. one mile. Khamite (Whittle) 13.20 7.80 4.60. Whonnock Willie (Kipling) 7.40 5.40. May Trip (Rycroft) 3.50, Time: 1-5. Kyed. Ms. C. N.. Solar Record. Parkland Prince also ran. QUINELLA: S158. SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds and up. 7 furlongs. Avon's Talent (Whittle) 9.2C 5.00 3.30. Peaceful Cindy (Ollive) 8.80 4.20. Cyternity (Coombs) 3.60. Time: 3-5, New Alert. Bermark, Phil's Hope, also ran. Track Scratch: He's A Cookie. Frenesi. SEVENTH 3 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Carmengay (Kipling) 3.90 320 2.80. Brendakendan (Morris) 3 40. Garden Song (Ray) 4.00 Time: 1-5. Calgary's Princess. King's Berseem. Jay's Award also ran. EIGHTH claiming. 4 year olds. 6 furlongs. Edith's Boy (Whittle) 111 60 3.20. Air Strike (Beserra) Sheba's Spirit (Ollive) 3.20. Time: 1.15 2-5 Tis Sweet. Pixie Belle, Eric's own. Overzealous also ran OUINELLA: Track Scratch: Northern Skipper S. Africa could win Davis Cup LONDON (AP) Tennis officials said Tuesday thai South Africa, cold-shoulderec by many opponents because oi its racial policies, is withir sight of winning the Davis Cup by default. Italy has refused to play its inter-zone final in South Africa as demanded by the draw. The other inter-zone finalists are the Soviet Union and India. The Russians have said they will not play against South Africa anywhere, and Indian officials said a match against South Africa would be "very difficult." Basil Reay, secretary of the Davis Cup. said after a week- end of talks with Italian offi- cials that no progress had been made. The Italians said they would not go to South Africa. The South Africans refused to switch the match to Rome. Tennis sources said the Davis Cup committee cannot find a loophole in the rules that would permit the matcn to be played in a neutral country. The match has to be played by Sept. 22. Asked what would happen if all three opponents refused to play South Africa. Reay said: "That is the 64.000-dollar question, the biggest question of all. "All I can say at this stage is that to have a default in the final would be a great tragedy." Asa Hartford transferred LONDON (APi Asa Hart- ford, a soccer star who suf- fered from a hole in the heart, was transferred from West B r o m w i c h Albion to Manchester City for Tuesday. He passed a medical test before the clubs closed the deal. MEN'S WEAR LTD. SUMMER Sale Prices in Effect at Both Stores! STARTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 15-8 A.M. SHARP! It's time to hit the books again and what better way to replenish wardrobes than by shopping this annual Summer Sale. We're celebrating our fourth year in business and the opening of our second store. So come in and avail yourself of the Savings. Great Buys for Back to School! BERT JIM SCOTTY MEN'S DRESS SHIRTS Long and short sleeve in a great choice by "Shipley" Regular to SALE FIFTH STREET STORE SPECIAL! Sport Coats and Blazers RON CO-ORDINATES 7950 Regular values to SALE PRICED, each by "Shipley" ISO Terrific Values! Don't Miss Out! 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