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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Ftbrucry 1, THI LETHMIDQE HERALD 11 Close to yet another world record Cook makes it look too easy CHRISTCHURCH, N.Z. (CP) Wendy Cook shook her head and said: "If I could just figure out how to swim this race I might be able to improve my time." As part of her learning ex- perience, the 17-year-old Van- couver university student breezed to her third gold medal of the Commonwealth Games today in the 200-metre backstroke in a time that was 1.18 seconds short of breaking the world record for the event. A day earlier, she had broken the world record tor the 100-metre backstroke in sparking Canada to victory in the 400-metre medley relay. The day before, she had won an individual gold in the 100- metre event. None of the other swimmers pressed her in any of her races. But Miss Cook was dis- satisfied with her 200-metre race. "I started too fast and then ran out of she said. Her time in the final was two minutes 20.37 seconds, a fraction slower than the she posted in her qualifying heat. The world record, held by Melissa Belote of the United States, is She said she might have bro- ken it if she had swum a better race. Canadians closed out the Kings don't take advantage, Flames falter in their bid By GLENN COLE Canadian Press Staff Writer Los Angeles Kings have not participated in the National Hockey League's Stanley Cup playoffs since the 1968-69 sea- son, but the the West Coast club feels this could be the year. However, Los Angeles blew a chance to move into a fourth-place tie with Atlanta Flames in the West Division Thursday night when they lost 4-2 to New York Islanders long after the Flames were beaten 4-2 by Boston Bruins. In other games, Toronto Maple Leafs clipped Minnesota North Stars 3-1, Philadelphia Flyers edged Buffalo Sabres 4-3 in a penalty-filled clash and Chicago Black Hawks nipped California Golden Seals 2-L The loss left the Kings two points behind the Flames. The teams were tied 1-1 at the end of two periods and left winger Bob Berry shot Los Angeles into a 2-1 lead at of the third. But rookie Bob Nystrom, who had three of the Islanders' five shots in the final period, scored on all three to increase his goal total to 14. Randy Rota got the first goal for the Kings, who fired 37 shots at New York goalie Billy Smith while New York had only 16 at Rogatien Vachon. Phil Esposito scored his 44th and 45th goals of the season to push the Bruins past the Flames. John Buyck and Andre Savard got the other goals for Boston, who played without all-star defenceman Bobby Orr, who is still recovering from a thigh injury received last Sunday in a game against Philadelphia. Larry Romanchych and Bobby Leiter were the Atlanta marksmen. Toronto Toros, with a-5-4 come-from-behind overtime victory against Los Angeles I PON'T KNOW 'ON "YOU PUT UP WITH MISSUS CAPP. LEFT 'IM T-EARS AGO, V MISSUS CAPP. MY WIFE WOULDN'T STAND FOR IT.' IN THIS TOWN, PEOPLE -OF COURSE THERE'S THE, FEW WHO MINTS OWN BUSINESS Bryant feels new league will provide competition NEW YORK (AP) Ask Minnesota Viking cornerback Bobby Bryant what he thinks of the World Football League and the competition it will provide for the National Football League and he'll say he welcomes it. "Sure I said Bryant. "Right now, it looks like they're for real and if they are, salaries will be higher in both leagues." Bryant, in town to accept the Life Saver of the Month award for his two interceptions in Minnesota's 27-10 NFL victory over Dallas, said most of the players he's talked to hope the new league gets off the ground. "This will give us more bar- gaining he said. "Now there's something else to consider. In the past, you SHOOTERS SCOREBOARD PLAINSMAN SPORTS The reasons are comparatively simple. Machines can be speeded up. run 24 hours, or duplicated, but there is a limit to what craftsman can produce, and a decreasing supply of craftsmen. From a hard-headed viewpoint of investmem this situation creates a phenomena. Whereas the hundred dollar pump gun will shoot just as hard, albeit nol quite as easily as Ihe thousand dollar special Iran gun. it depreciates a quarter of its value the moment it is first fired. The quality gun. however, begins a continuous process O' appreciation, subject onty to it being given good care, ft