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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Harness racing industry would like speedy trial NEW YORK Several leading spokesmen for the harness racing in- dustry called Friday for the speedy trial of 14 drivers arrested in connection with the alleged fixing of superfecta races at Roosevelt and Yonkers keynote here is the de- mand for a speedy George Morton presi- dent of Roosevelt said at a news conference get it cleared up said Billy an owner-tramer- dnver and a legendary figure in the sport He also said he found the situation difficult to believe but added- they are I would be the first one to want them convicted and out of the sport But who is im- mediate past president of the IT ufi ANN-IT'S JUST A CfcUTCH.' AN1 THESE WHO ISN'T Basketball tournaments plentiful next week Christmas Day and the com- ing new year has left the world of sports in Southern Alberta at a standstill with the exception of basketball Four hoop tourneys will roundup the 1973 basketball scene with action getting un- derway Dec 26 and concluding two days before the new year Three of the four tourneys will be staged in the sur- rounding district areas while the fourth is scheduled in the city The first big tourney to of- ficially get underway will be the annual Christmas Senior Men's Basketball Tour- nament Eight clubs will take part in the two-day double-knockout event which runs from Dec 26-27 The participating clubs will include Doug's of Columbia Basin College from Pasco. Calgary Mount Roval Univer- sity of Calgary Lethbndge Community College. Posci Fnx trom Calgary. Browning Braves and the Calgary Cascades Seven games will be staged during each day with times set aside at 9 30 and 11 o'clock in the 2 30 and four o'clock in the and seven and nine o'clock at night Meanwhile the Glen Hill Junior High School will spon- sor their ninth annual senior men s basketball tournament during the coming week. The two-day double knockout event will open Dec 26 and conclude the following evening SOVIETS VICTORIOUS MOSCOW The Soviet Union's 1973 world championship hockey team crushed Czechoslovakia 7-1 Friday to win its sixth inter- national Izvestia tournament Christmas We extend old-fashioned good wishes and earnest thanks to our valued customers. from LEO SINGER and his staff JOHN TALERICO DOREEN MOSE MELI GLEN LEWIS PIERRE FRANK ZAPPONI ROSALIE HANNA GRANT POCZA JORY TALERICO LEO SINGER Men's and Boys'Wear 214 5th Street S. Lethbridge We have the Clothes you need lor the lite you Cardston Keral's Western Sports. Mountain Calgary and Medicine Hat will be the stronger clubs in the eight-team affair Before these two tourneys can come to an end another one will just begin The annual Sugar Bowl sponsored by the Raymond High School will open Dec 27 with eight squads in action Teams involved in the two- day classic will include Card- ston Fort Richmond Collegiate of Calgary Bonnie Ooon. Lethbndge Collegiate Calgary St Francis and the host Comets First round action will see games plaved at 4 30p m six o'clock 7 30 p m and nine o clock The final tourney of the week and the 1973 the se- cond annual Southwest Conference Girls' basketball Tournament is all set to go Friday The two-day modified dou- ble knockout affair will see eight Southern Alberta clubs vying for top honors at the Kate Andrews gym in Coaldale Competing teams will include Taber. Fort Catholic Winston Picture Butte and the host Larks Four games will be held the first day while another four will be staged the final day Taber will meet Fort Macleod in the tourney opener and will be followed by matches between Vauxhall and Catholic Winston against Nobleford and Picture Butte against the host Larks Standardbred Owners Association Timothy president of Yonkers Stanley executive director of Harness Tracks of and Levy all emphasized that the drivers indicated Thursday were innocent until proven guilty. Thirteen including such stars as Del Buddy Gilmour and Carmine Ab- were among 28 per- sons indicted on charges of conspiring to fix superfecta races at the two New York metropolitan area tracks Another driver was indicted on a charge of obstructing jus- tice do not know if the charges are said Bergstem do not even know the specifics weren't privy to the facts of the but we were aware of the investigation and cooperated said John president of Harness Track Security The investigation was con- ducted over years and the indictments were announced by U S attorney Edward who said the conspiracy involved about 30 races and netted about million Rooney said the tracks did not know the specific dates of the races in question WEAPON UNAVAILABLE Brennan said he felt the sport maid effectively police itself and noted that one weapon federal and state authorities have that is not available to private industry security is the immunity which can be granted to grand jury witnesses Joseph executive vice-president of New York City s Off-Track Betting Corp said hs n'sntcd to 'emphasize that the in- dictments concern superfecta racing only and that the in- dustry suspected this type of racing and eliminated it There have been no superfecta in which a bettor must pick the exact order of finish of the first four since April Levy said the superfecta was dropped not because of any evidence of corruption but because of an undesirable betting pattern established because the average payoff on a Superfecta race was Other drivers indicted were Kenneth William Maurice Ben George William Elden Tur- Dale Real Cor- Frank Popfinger and Joseph Bonacorsa Bonacorsa was indicted on the obstruc- tion of justice charge Four of the drivers are native Canadians Gilmour hails from Ont McNutt from N S Turcotte from Pomte-Aux- Que and Cormier from Que Etchebarren will retire BALTIMORE Vet- eran catcher Andy Etchebarren says he has notified Baltimore Onoles he plans to retire from baseball. The 30-year old an eight-year American League veteran who has been in the Oriole organization for 13 years Longhorns take on Edmonton tonight Jackson after Donald former world amateur and pro- Tokyo and the first place prize money Jackson fessional figure skating will be competing won the title in 1970. for the world for in Jackson tries his luck The Lethbridge Longhorns will be looking for their third straight undefeated outing as they host the Edmonton Mets in an Alberta Junior Hockey League game tonight The who are currently riding a two-game undefeated streak after earn- ing three points at the cost of the Red Deer Rustlers last will join the Mets for the opening face-off at 8 30 DERME MACHINE SHOP A COMPLETE AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL MACHINE SHOP SERVICE 327-0821 lie STREET NORTH at the Henderson Lake Ice Centre Meanwhile in Calgary Greg Clemens of Longhorns has been suspend- ed indefinitely as a result of an incident in a' game between the Longhorns and the Rustlers on Dec 16 League president Jim Scoular said today that a further decision on the suspen- sion will be made after a full report is received from the referee in charge of the game The game was an 8-8 tie A preliminary report in- dicated Clemens was given a match misconduct during game for striking the official with his stick Scoular also announced that Red Deer goaltender Ron Bourcier was given a three- game suspension for abuse of officials in an earlier game Meanwhile the Lethbndge Native Sons will be on the road for a pair of Central Alberta Junior Hockey League games this weekend Saturday the Sons Will visit Drumheller while Sunday they'll tangle with Hanna. In Southern Alberta Juv- enile Hockey League the Standard Lions will host the Lethbridge Kinsmen Warriors Saturday and the Lethbndge _ O TOKYO Don former world amateur skating will be after the gold medal and first prize money of 000 when the world profes- sional figure skating cham- pionship gets under way today Jackson will face for- midable competition but says m still looking to first place In a letter to business associate Max Gould in Toron- he said he thought he had a chance to win keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer His competition in the men's section of the world championship will come from former Canadian champion Don Knight of Emench Danzer of a former world Ron Robertson and John Misha former United States and Atoy Wilson of the U S In the World the com- petition is broken in three parts 25 per cent of the over- all total is awarded for com- pulsory free skating 25 per cent for a so-called theatrical in which a skater interprets is no time and 50 per cent is awarded for free with no time limit In amateur cham- pionships are awarded for compulsory a two- minute maximum compulsory free skating and a five-minute free skate Jackson. an native who now lives in Toronto he's home the last professional in England in 1970 Second prize money is third is fourth and fifth The prize money is the same for the women's competition in which Cathy Lee Irwin of Toronto will represent Canada She'll find the going tough against Janet Lynn of the U S second in the world last Zsu Zsi former Hungarian and Tina Noyes of the U S Jackson usually could go into any free-skating cham- pionship as the but this time it's different He's had little time to train It was 12 years ago that Jackson pulled an upset by winning the world amateur championship in beating a favored Czechoslovakian and per- forming a triple lutz Jackson is the only skater to perform a triple latz in world competition For the unini- in a triple lutz the skater takes off from his left foot while going turns his body 3 times in the air and lands on his left still going backwards. After his world cham- Jackson turned professional with Ice Follies for seven making a good living He married while with the ice show and decided to settle down with his wife and two young sons It didn't work that way and in the last three years Jackson has become one of the North Europe and Australia Still in good he travels the world showing other professionals and judges what figure skating is all about Before going to Japan earlier this week he spent a month in giving demonstrations working with judges and giving tips to youngsters He became so popular he's already been invited back and has been asked to do a figure- skating special for Australian television Just before going Down Un- Ontario crushes Finland TORONTO Three- goal performances by centres Danny Shearer and Mike Hartman led the Ontario Hockey Association Provin- cial Junior A All-Stars to a 14- 2 victory over Finland's national junior team Friday night A crowd of watched the All-Stars score six goals in each of the second and third periods after leading 2-1 at the end of the first Doug Prince scored apair of goals for the winners and singles went to Mike Keating. Bob Ron Wilson. Doug Brian Kurliak and Doug Games Winger Markku Kumalainen scored both goals for Finland All-Stars outshot the Finns 71 to 25 The loss was the Finns se- cond in seven games on their international exhibition tour They have won four and tied one The Finns play against the Southern Ontario Hockey Association junior All-Stars Sunday in Ont WESTAR HOCKEY STICKS. der. he put on a performance to open a new arena in one-night stand for which he had all expenses wanted world s greatest figure skater to open the building That trip came after a four- week stint in British Columbia where he conducted seminars for skaters and judges and performed exhibitions He spent the summer in France teaching skaters how to perform at the world they want him too I could have him travelling the world on a year-round said Gould so popular everywhere he goes I ve got an office full of re- quests for him to perform all Vancouver to Labrador from Europe to Australia SPORT FANS To my many friends and customers THANK-YOU for your continued supp- ort during the past and may you all have A MERRY CHRISTMAS and a Prosperous New Year John O' Donnell King Chrysler Dodge Ltd By GARY KIRK An amazing leature of the new Superdome Stadium being built In New Orleans and scheduled to open next year wnl be the world s biggest TV screens on all sides of the field so fans at the stadium can see the same things people at home can see including instant replays etc They say that the screens are so large that no matter where you sit you II see a big clear picture Did you know that two col- laga football from the United Stalaa played a New Yaar'a Day bowl In of all On Jan Auburn played Vlllanova In the Bacardi Bowl In Cuba Final a 7-7 tie. 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