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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta December 1973 LETHBRIOQE HERALD Back-slappers bug Sonnyboy Concluded from Page 14 good but an enjoy- able one at that. He has plenty of as anyone who has seen the midget wrestlers in action can affirm. remember one time I grabbed a guy's tights to pull him and down came the tights instead. It created quite a furore. kid the referee a lot. But I remember once when the referee broke us up. He was counting to three as a warning and when he said the word three his false teeth flew out onto the We just about killed ourselves laugh- Most fans enjoy the but unfortunately some poke fun at the midgets themselves. something I've tried to learn to live but once in a while its too much and I flatten the guy. Then its funny to see how the tables turn. The guy is suddenly so he can't look his friends in the eye because a little guy has flattened Another thing that Sonnyboy are the back-slappers. They pat me on the back with their big hands Its not that it hurts that but it sure In superb Sonny- boy is an avid weight lifter and exercise hound. He also participates in base- horseback fishing and hockey. Sonnyboy played hockey as a and now teams with a group of other midget wrestlers once a year for an exhibition hockey game against the Montreal pr-ess. The proceeds go to crippled children. Midget wrestlers are a popular part of the wrest- ling as evidenced by their inclusion on a card that drew over people in Jarry Park last summer. The people love the little men and the midgets enjoy sharing their talents with the crowd. Sonnyboy Hayes has achieved fame and a great deal of money through wrestling. But what is more impor- this bright little man has learned to live with a physical get- ting the most out of life through looking to the positive rather than the negative side. Tumble Sonnyboy Hayes body-slams Tom another midget during a recent bout in Lethbridge. 7063rdAve.S. We are very pleated to have Linda Ponech back at the Gemini Beauty Salon She is particularly talented with long hair and loves to create different hair styles to please the most fashion conscious woman of today. Gemini Beauty Salon Acroit from the new Safeway Downtown Phone 327-2079 OPEN Til I 00 u OIL SPILL STERILIZES LAND Minn. Leonard Hapka says a massive oil spill from a ruptured pipeline has sterilized his land. Hapka and his son raise seed potatoes and grain on their farm near where at least gallons of crude oil last week gushed out of a rup- tured line owned by Lakehead Pipeline Co. of VVis. spill itself only covered an area of 30 or 40 but much more land than that is going to be destroyed by the people driving on it and people working to clean it Hapka said. The es- timate came from Lakehead but a district representative of the Minnesota Pollution Control Arnold said the right es- timate of the spill was around gallons. Lakehead assistant -manager W. C. Cochrane estimated that 90 to 95 per cent of the spilled oil would be reclaimed through pumping it into tank trucks and into the lines again. GOOD SERVICE Is AUTOMATIC PtOM 327-0910 1520 3nJ AM. S. Guaranteed Servicing Rebuilding and Exchange LTD. May all our good friends and customers share in the joy of this Happy Season. We appreciate your kind patronage and look forward to continued associations. Stop in and See Nick or Lynn About the Special Winter Terms on new and Used Equipment WILLIAMS RANCH FAflM EQUIPMENT LTD. 421 33rd Street North Lethbridge 328-1138 ;