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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE 1ETH8RIDGE HERALD Thursday, December 31, 1970 Basketball musicians at i- lion Januar" otters to return The original Harlem Globe- trotters, who've been staging Uio most famous baskclbnll show in the world for 45 years now, arc going to pay Leth- briilgo a return visit. The merry madcaps ol mirth will strut their stuff at the Lcth- bridge Exhibition Pavilion Thursday night, January at eight o'clock on one leg of a torn- that will take them from Manitoba to Japan. They were last here two years ago. Tickets for the Globetrotter show wilt go en sale Saturday morning at Hong's Music and Sports in downtown Lclhbridgc. All seats are reserved. Providing the opposition for the Globetrotters will be the New York Nationals, a hand- picked group of former U.S. col- lege stars. The Globetrotter game is only part of the fun. A pre game and half-lime show featuring some of the most talented en- tertainers in show business will round out the night's program. "Our package offers fun and cnlerlaininent for the entire says general manager George Gilictt of the Trotters, "and we think we've put togeth- er the best show in the 45-year history of the organization. 'Thanks to the most talented unveil their magic artistry with Gilictt said the Globetrotters enjoyed their biggest year hi history for the third consecu- tive year during the 1DGS-70 campaign, r.nd with the Trot- rookic camp we've had in years, j tors featured this year in a new our team has never been bet- ter. and we ye auditioned some visjon all attendance terrific ads before selecting the hs aro to be artists for the pro-game and, half-time shows." j smashed tins season. New gags will be evident j Over (lie past 44 years, and throughout the program as the I particularly !hc last three, the skilled nomads of the hardwood I Globetrotters have won more games, lost fewer, ami played before more spectators than any aggregation in sports his- tory. During that time they have performed in 87 countries and played before some.65 million fans. A milestone was reached last March in Miami when they played their game. They opened the 1970-71 sea- son at Madison Square Garden in New York in December be- fore a capacity crowd of Highlighting the pre game and half-time show will be Eddy Seifert, considered the world's f o r e m o s I acrobatic contor- tionist, juggler Mike Brunn, Mexico's famed hand balan- cing act, the Two Cabelleros, Ralph' and Louis Gonzalez, Tuffy Truesdale and his 455- pound wrestling tear, Victor, and oilier acts. The Glubelrotlers were found- ed 45 years ago by the late Abe Sapcrstcin. They were purchas- ed by Potter Palmer, George Gillett and John O'Neil from the Saperslcin estate for four mil- lion dollars and the Trotters continued to attract sellout crowds throughout the world. Weather could 'he a factor at Baltimore liy THE ASSOCIATED I'ltESS The threat of a heavy snow warning and a light ticket sale today threw two ominous clouds over Sunday's American Foot- ball Conference title clash be- t-veer; Oakland Raiders and Bal- iTime Colts. The weather bureau issued a heavy snow warning for the en- Lire state of Maryland for Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, which could present the groundcrcw at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium with consid- erable difficulty before Sun- day's 12 noon MST, kickoff. At the same time, approxi- mately tickets remained for the showdown struggle that will send Ihe survivor inlo the Super Bowl in Miami .Ian. 17 against the winner of the Na- tional Conference title game, also on Sunday between Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco The Raiders, a life-point fa- vorite to march on to the Super Bowl, are scheduled to arrive COMING SOON 'rue world-famous Harlem Globetrotters will be featured at the Lethbriclge Exhibition Pavilion Thursday night, January 21. One of the stars of the show will be Hubert Ausbie, shown handling three basketballs as if they were one. Tickets go on sale at Doug's Music and Sports Saturday morning. WIN7 PEACH BOWL ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) Ari- zona State, its speed curtailed by a snow storm, turned to the power running of Monroe Eley three touchdown1 third in a inree loucnciov, n UIULI uvu, nuLm.oi.Li m quarter Wednesday night that American Hockey League game swept the Sun Devils to their 17th consecutive victory, a 48- 26 conquest of North Carolina in the Peach Bowl football game. FATHER DIES ELMIRA, Ont. (CP) Albert Selling, father of defencerftan Rod Selling of the National Hockey League New York Rangers, died here Tuesday night.'He was 72. Mr. Selling was co-owner of Bardot Hanover, two year old Stars this season harness horse of the y e a r in Canada in 1869. Elmira is 12 miles north of ROBERTO STARS HALIFAX (CP) Phil Rob- erto scored two goals and as- sisted on two others to lead Montreal Voyageurs to a 5-3 win over Rochester Americans in an By THE CANADIAN' PRESS Pliil Esposito and Bobby Orr SjjjS'jJS-sa closed Boston Bruins' 1970 Na-; tional Hockey League schedule l Wednesday night with'a scoring! "'pace that should earn records for both in the new year. Esposito scored twice and Orr added a goal and three assists to give the Brains a 6-2 win over Minnesota North Stars and put Beaton back in front of New York Rangers in the sec-saw battle for the East Division lead. Orr now has 14 goals and 4-4 assists while his team-mate has 34 and 36 totals after 36 Boston I games. j With more than half the 1970- j 71 schedule remaining, Orr has already gained more than half the record total 87 assists he set last season while Esposito also is past the half-way mark to his 19G8-69 record of 126. Esposito also stands a chance to beat Bobby Hull's season record of 58 goals in the 76- game 1968-69 schedule and even Hocket Richard's mark of 50 field walked into their zone and passed to Gerry Ehman who spoiled Jacques Plante's-shutout bid. Ehman's goal narrowed the Leaf margin to 2-1 but Paul Henderson scored the clincher early in the third period. played before 3.330 fans goals in 50 games set in 1944-15. LEAFS WIN, HABS TIE In other games Wednesday, Toronto Maple Leafs beat Cali- fornia Seals 3-1, Montreal Cana- Wcdnesday night. TO BARONS MINNESPOLIS-ST. PA U L