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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta More than people on hand Cheery opening for Olympics Thursday, February 8, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGt HERALD f SAPPORO, Japan (CP) -There is a certain amount of rigidity in the format for launching an Olympics, but the Japanese organizers took the slarchiness out with their concentration on youth, and the end product was a bright and cheery opening ceremony Japanese, displaying their efforts before their emperor, still kept pomp and pageantry in the 75-minute ceremony that ended with thousands of youngsters some fell in the huge rink where more than people watched it. It was 17 degrees and the athletes from 35 coun tries passed before Emperor Hi-rohilo and his empress in the colorful parade. Hirohito procla, imed the Games officially opened anc some athletes left the Makomanai ice rink prouder than when they arrived. AM is the greatest, Now the battle is on for the 35 gold medals to be awarded in hockey, skiing, figure skating, speed skating, bobsledding, luge racing and the biathlon. The Games were under trim sail today as seeded hockey teams played their first elimina- tion matches to win a place in the championship section. Rus- sia, the defending champion, did not have to qualify for the six- country title round-robin. Ten other countries battled for the five remaining top berths. FULL PROGRAM FRIDAY emu. lie-By GAHKY ALLISON Herald Staff CALGARY TV E gathered at the Stampede Cor rat here Wednesday night as i bounced and clowned his ffaj through a 10 round exhibitio'i bout. Ali bombarded super fa James Summerville around OK ring for five rounds continued with his brillian footwork and c n o through five more heals with long, lean Jeff Men-it. Accompanied by his diminutive, knowledgeable trainer Angelo Dundee, Ah' entertained the crowd with the "Al: shuffle" and his continuing nattering at various fans. "I can't show you all my moves, you didn't pay enough for your Ali told the fans. The exhibition was a well rehearsed display of All's talents. Despite the heaviness of his face and the fact that his stomach doesn't have the tightness it should have, Ali didn't break a sweat until the fifth round. It was quite a show. Resplendent in green gloves and white shoes and trunks, Ali was far, far better than any of the six fighters who labored through three preliminary events. Earl M c L e a y took five rounds to dispose of inept Hobo Wiler. Wiler, whose style resembles an unco ordinated water buffalo, was never in the fight. Ben Yee won the first bout stopping Clarence Wolf Leg in the first while Gary Ferrari won an eigiit round decision over Al Foster in another contest. Ali arrived in the stampede city Tuesday and was the toast of the town throughout his two day stay. ALI THE BOSS Tlie effervescent former heavyweight king unhesitating-y told everyone within earshot, "I an? the boss, I am the resurrector of the fight game. I'm here to meet the people. I am the boss." He bubbled and babbled for close to an hour at a press conference, giving the type of entertainment that only top dollar can buy. "Frazier is a flop as a Ali told his audience. "It's impossible for him (o whup me. Impossible! Why if tie even dreamed it, he'd have to wake up and apologize." As for Canada's George Chu-valo Ali to meet him again and become the first man to knock him down. "I must knock him down. Everybody else has been down so he must go down too. I can't re-.ire letting a man be greater than me at anything." Ali has been on the floor Jiree times in his career. Perhaps the real Ali cam? to the fore when he was questioned about his philosophy and lis religion. He turned quiet and sincere as he spoke of the many activities he takes part in that do not make tlie papers. He ex-ilained his famboyant public ife by saying, "I live a normal lersonal life, but when I'm on stage I have to do my part." Ali is an entertainer. He is also one of the greatest boxers of all time. But perhaps more important in iodays world of drop outs and shift offs, he s a man true to his convictions, no matter what the consequences. Muhammad -Ali is "The sail was the order of the day for Friday, when the full program is unveiled with two gold medals at stake in the men's speed event and the 30-kilometre cross-country ski race. The first compulsory school figures will be skated Friday in the women's competition, and the Canadians banked on Karen Magnussen of Vancouver to come home with a medal although she faces tough competition from two American girls and world champion Beatrix Schuba of Austria, a whiz in the compulsories. Miss Magnussen, 19, placed third in the world champion ships last year behind Miss Schuba and Julie Holmes of the United States. Janet Lynn is the other American contender. Sixty athletes from 16 countries will depart at so-second in tcrvals in the 18.G-mile crosscountry race with Jarl Omholt-Jensen of Inuvik, Northwest Territories, drawing the 20th position and Malcolm Hunter o Ottawa starting as No. 46. The two-man bobsled teams ol Bob Storey, Ottawa, and Mike Hartley, Toronto, and Hans Gehrig, Montreal, and Andy Faulds, Burlington, Ont., try for a medal in the first two of four heats. HEATS FOR LUGE RACERS The luge racers also face their initial heats, with Larry Arbuthnot, Saint Laurent, Que., Dave McComb, L'Annonciation, Que., Denis Michaud, St. Jerome, Que., and Poul Nielson, Calgary, all competing. The ski jumpers also will be out in force in tlie 70-metre event of the combined competition. All of Friday's competition, except the hockey, ends before midnight EST tonight. The opening ceremony, in the outdoor rink set amid the lovely snow-clad mountain landscape of Hokkaido, was a color television producer's dream. It began with the teams marching past the royal enclosure in strikingly contrasting uniforms, and ended with balloons being released and colored smoke bombs leaving rain-low patterns in the sky. The Canadian team, bundled in fur-capped coats, marched smartly past the Japanese royal 'amily with Miss Magnussen, >ravely holding the Canadian flag in the brisk wind. Tlie Russians looked like urry bears in their seal and sable coats, the Swiss like red-and-white candy canes and the Spaniards like matadors in )lack-and-rcd capes and Cordoba hats. Tlie Japanese, as host nation, marched last, in all-white out-its. Izumi TsujimiLra, a Japanese girl, skated gracefully into the arena with ttie Olympic torch, vhich started out Dec. 28 on its raditional journey from Olym-pia, Greece. HideM Takada, a Japanese runner, bore it up the arpeted staircase and ignited the Olympic flame. Ruth Hulchinson, the litlie-ome brunette from North Van-ouvor, could have been excused had the odd tear fallen as he and her Canadian teammates marched into the i z ff m OLYMPIC HIJINKS Karen Magnussen, centre, Canada's hope for a medal in figure skating at I S Rocky Mountains that is. Muhammad Ali, the flamboyant former world's heavyweight boxing champion, dazzled boxing plays football with other members of the Canadian delegation prior to the opening Three to enter Cl HONOLULU (AP) Pro golf's three million winners, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Billy Casper, head the strongest field of the year in the Hawaiian Open. When they begin the 72-hoIe test today on the long, lush Waialae Country Club course, a colorful layout bedecked with tropical flowers and sheltered by the looming bulk of Diamond Head, it will mark the first time this season that all three have competed in a tournament. The strength of the field is such, however, that none can be labelled z clear-cut favorite for the first prize. Only one man. South African Gary Player, who has not yet started his American tour, is missing from the list of the names assic 16 money winners from last sea son. The chief challenge to the trip three is likely to come from the Merry Mexican, the Gilroy Cow boy and Mysterious Mr. X. Super-Mex Lee Trevino, whc captivated the golfing wor c with his sweep of the American Canadian and British opens las year, has had putting problems this season but Gilroy Cowboj George Archer and Mr. X Miller Barber, are the hottes items on the tour. JUST OVER FLU Archer, a one time ranch hand at Gilroy, Calif., in three starts this season has won once finished sixth and lost to Barbei in a playoff. He missed last week's event because of a bout with the flu. Barber, dubbed Mr. X because of his loner tendencies, won the Tucson Open and finished fifth last week. The 42-year-old Palmer appeared rested as he prepared to make his second start of the season after a three -week break. Nicklaus, a last-minute entrant, won the Bing Crosby three weeks ago but is coming off one of his poorest showings in a year in last week's San Diego Open. Tlie Golden Bear, however, rarely plays two bad ones in a row. The quiet Oasper, winner of more than 40 tour titles, has had an extended struggle with colds and flu and has not fared well this season. "I think I've about got it licked Casper Denson did all Washington Redskins took 27-year-old running back J'oses Denson, by way ot Maryland State and Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. SKINS' FIRST PICK The Redskins, who had traded away all their choices up to the eighth round, made Denson their first pick. In Montreal, Denson and Alouettes general manager Red 0 'Q u i n n expressed surprise, O'Quinn said he didn't anticipate the running back to move south this year, Denson is under contract to Montreal for another two right Running back Hugh McKinnls of Calgary Stampeders also went in the eighth round to Cleveland but the Stainpeders, too, were iinworried. "He's presently under contract to this football club and he's going to be with us for at east one Stamps general manager Rogers Lehew said in Calgary. Steve Booras, an Alouettes defensive end. wen, to New England Patriots in the 12th round, Booras suffered a knee injury late in the 1970 season with Montreal and saw only intermit-tent duly last season. New England also picked Vancouver-born tackle Willie Postler from Montana University, whom British Columbia Lions hope to sign. Other first-round picks included Stanford defensive end Greg Sampson of Houston Oilers, Georgia guard Royce Smilh by New Orleans Saints, Jackson State wide receiver Jerome Barkum and Michigan linebacker Mike Taylor by New York Jets, Stanford linebacker Jeff Siemon by Minnesota Vikings and Penn State running back Franco Harris by Pittsburgh Steelers. NEW YORK (AP) Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Colts (he last two Super Bow champs, apparently got richer in this week's National Footbal League draft. "At first said an executive of one NFL team, who requested that his name not be used, "I'd say Dallas and Baltimore got the best of it overall." The Cowboys got nine players in the first four rounds and the Colts got some good athletes, particularly in the second round when they had three straighl picks. Other teams that did well in the first two rounds were Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills who had the first pick in defensive end Walt Patulski of Notre Dame. The shortest NFL draft ever wound up Wednesday evening but 26 teams selected a full complement of 442 collegians. Although they picked 26th and last in the opening round, the Cowboys came up with the player they ranked No. 6 in the country, 227-pound running back Bill Thomas of Boston College. With three choices in the second round, the Cowboys went '.or Houston running back Robert Newhouse, whose yards in 1971 made him major college football's second highest single-season ground-gainer; John Babinecz of Villanova, a 220-pound linebacker with speed, and wide receiver Mc-Kec of Arizona. The Colts' first pick was 256-TOund tackle Tom Drougas of Jregon and in the second round licy added Jack Mildren, Okla-ioma'3 wishbone quarterback; (I i c h i g a n wingbsck Glenn Doughty and Penn State running back Lydell Mitchell. Baltimore unearthed wide receivers Doughty, Michigan State's Eric Allen, who holds he one-game major college rushing record of 350 yards, and Herb Washington, Allen's teammate. Also quarterbacks Van i r o w n s o n and all-American Gary Wichard. On tlie first two rounds, Green )ay came up with cornerback Viilie Buchanan of San Diego State, the younger brother of 'eteran back Ed Buchanan with Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Canadian Foolball Nebraska quarterback Tagge and Chester Marcol, a record-setting kicker from tiny Hills-dale College, also joined the Packers. Cincinnati picked California defensive tackle Sherman While and Louisiana State defensive back Tommy Casanova; Chicago selected Southern Illinois offensive tackle Lionel Antoine and Iowa defensive back Craig demons; Denver chose Houston tight end Riley Odoms and St. Louis went for running batk-wide receiver Bobby Moore of Oregon and Arizona linebacker Mark leads sci RED DEER (CP) Dennis Olmstead of Calgary Canucks earned four points in three games last week to increase his lead in the Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring race to five points. Statistics released today covering games played to Sunday show Olmstead had 62 points, including a league-leading 33 assists. Terry Wittchcn of Red Deer Rustlers had 27 goals and still jrers assists for 57 points, one more than Mark Lomenda of the Canucks. Dale Lewis of Red Deer is fourth with 55 poin's and Rick Alexander of league-leading Calgary Cougars is fifth with 51. Biggest gain of the week was made by Ryan W e c k e r of DramheUer Falcons who earned eight points in three games to push his season's total to 50, good for sixth place. Wecker's total includes a league-leading 32 goals. Graham Parsons of Red Deer maintained his lead in goal-tending with an average of 2.P7 goals against. Mike Lemire of the Cougars, second last week, slipped to third behind teammate Gary Graham. Lemire's average is 3.36 to Graham's Gals begin play Friday Same 48 rinks from various parts of Alberta will take part in the annual Tollbridge Women's Curling Club bonspicl which opens Friday at eight in the morning. Prizes in live events are up for grabs in the three-day bon-spiel. t A.M. J. Ttio.iVjcn, VF, Mr Walter, Calqary; Clow, Le Hi bridge vs Kerko'f, Taber; Williams, Lelhbridue Vb Marks, AAifo; Redfern, Lelhbridge vs Ponoth, Calaary; Pepper. Lefh-bridgc vs Aanew, Calgary; McLean, Le hbridoe vs Bsrtm, Taber; Shaw, Ccu 00, Cully, Lcttibridre vs Forstad, Taber; NuMatl, Lelhbrijrje, vs Gillies. Ferule; LaRue, LelharicJee vs Krokop, A.fA. 6 ich, Lcthbridge vs Holm, Champion; Linn, Lethbridge vs D. Thomson, M o; Scotlor, Leihbrldcie vs McKin-non, Calgary; Webb, Lethbrlctqe vs Ellik, Brooks; Barber, Lethbridqe vs Roth, Foremost; Sloroy, Leihbridge vs Jamieson, Cainary; Rudair, Lelhliridge vs Dancer, Calgary; Gerth, Lethhridge vs L. Tfiompson, Spring Coulee; Cope-land, Lcthbridge vs Gorrie. Lcthbridge; 1. Thcmpson, Lclhbridge vs S nclalr, Lethbrldce. P.M. Hnshizume, Lethbridge vs Botlerill, Calgary; McQuarrie, vs Backlcf, Fcrnie; Snowden, Lethbridge VS Miller, Calgary; Coulls, CASTLE SNOW SKI REPORTS Pincher Creek ____ 627-4524 Lelhbridgo 328-3475 Colgary 266-3355 1 H M fi Reservations host Prongliorns The T-tftJibridge Community College Kodiaks will tune-up for their up-and-coming play off series by hosting the University of Letlibridge Pronghorns in an exhibition match Friday night. The Kodiaks will meet the Alberta College Champions in the first week in March and if Lhey knock-off their wins award again NEW YORK (AP) Joe Ali last March 8 that made him undisputed heavy-vreighl champion of the world also earned the all-conquering Philadelphian Ring Magazine's Fighter of the Year award for the third TYING CLASSES EVERY SUNDAY ot P.M. Fish and Game Association Club Rooms STUDENTS UNDER 16 FREE ADULTS: FISH AND GAME MEMBERSHIP For More Information Phone: g CLEARANCE 1972 SKI-DOO SNOWMOBILES ELANS -A" TNT'S 7V OLYMPICS if NORDICS SAVE 10% fo will entitle them to host the 4-West Championships. In two previous confrontations, the ciubs split decisions. Game time is set for in ;he Kate Andrews Gymnasium at the College SPOfl 1 OAK FRI., S WEEKEP :LAND, CALIFORNIA AT., SUN., MARCH 3-4-5 CAPRI BOWL SENIOR CITIZENS H.irry Ch.-irman Nick Blanch! rtl; Ben Etvsnsnn 25rt; Slim Berry 251; Bill Rilcy 3A7 Jack Nun-wcilpr 3.15; Rose Nuruveiler 25a; Ruby Osec-n Ethrl r-v.tnson 301; Vrlma Mtllrr 216. PREBUILT TC-CI Mel n lyre Jao chmalz 393; N.iidrt law Tim Burk 303; Ncdra Willi.lms Joe H.-rl Bill Low 355; Larry Du-mender 351; Lois GIHwtson 319; Senile .'75; G.iry Low 2R3 HIGft'S Marqe 259; Jenny r-ener 264; Marie Arthur 259; Juanita Lin-gard 3iO; pf-i! Jarvie 265 Barb Sc.itlercioot! 331 Edilh V o t h 249; Shirley Alexander 2R5 McDonald 359 Connie Mnrshalsny Vella ArqaK 250 Marf] Mirlutlenko 250 B AND E HARDWARE Judy Plc'l 253; Mary Wif.nncvski 3J2 (fi.141; Marc Bouchard 353; Brr-nleci' P.wan 277 Carole from. 2rO Alex Koqler 310 I.eroy Ccnino 264; Bill Hamilton 249; Wall ViC; Moujan Sparks 233. of B( FRIENDLY LEAGUE Georqc Sailo 247; May Symp 335; Bill Kelly 267; Mary Kirkby 226; Gary Kennedy 241; Les Sncriney 747; Sfmriy McKeniie 232; Peter Sncdden 236; Ken Schlaht 237. EAGLES LODGE Knthy Ludwiq 235; Anne Gillespie 235; Oscar Ludwiq 2-11- Goo. 7aryjki 27S Grace Gllleft Elva Rombouqli 249; Dave Sciwcrt ?fil Rick Lsrson 266; Josephine- Pelnmin Mary Noss Willie Plomp 251; Sophia Hud Cyril Barnctt 285 Evelyn Grovos 230. SPEEDYS Sally Lim 265; Wilma Winter Jfan Christie 2fl7; Jean 2-16 Dianne Pnroscak M; Marti Smilh M.iry Onofrychuk ,H'> (MM; Mart) Mnlcomson 264 Anne Todd 291 Johnson 24.1. YBC "A" BANTAM BOYS John Craici IBS; Brent Killins !JA; B II Todd 23-1; Allnn Hnrvlc POC.M 2rt3; Doucj Vrq1 170; K m Tlnnrdi 195; Georqo Coulter 1-J3. "0" BANTAM BOYS Michael Tollcy 139; Douq Ht'iiilcr-son 170; Derek Taylor Phllln Nowlk lfi.1. rv.rin Chc-.ki 167; PdvVin lurwnsh Dnn.lld Tinordi CPR SOCIAL Elsie Brunner 238; Arie Stotyn ?6i; Joe Krammer 251; Mary Cerney 220; Joe Gaefr 970; Alma Obert 763 Bob Anderson 2J3; John Morris 235; Len Milner 135; Minnie Komm 337-Frank 261 Ev Shire 345. DOUG'S Carolyn Zauq 235; Isobclic Norrie 346; Ruuy Oseen Joyce Brown 2.J9 Pa) Norlln 247; Kit Jones 339; Alice Kolibas !SB; Elsie Meszaros 330; Mickey Flldes 229; Ann Duvflt Bernlce Hay 218; Audrey Ouellclte 2J8. FRIDAY SCHOOLS JRS.-SRS. Ron Gretzlnqur 366; Frank Grctzinqer 318; Gary Lohuis 308; Mi-chPle MacLean 33-1; Tom MlklOS 257; Knlie PfrlHni 191. BANTAMS Grcq Smifh 17fi; Cinriy Prdrini 1B3; Gnof Krokorh 1B3; Kevin Prlndlo Mirharl Gtria 301; Greg Krokosh 176; Visrk liSR, ACT MIXED Mflurrrn VayWith Val Serhu 296; Mike Stpvfns J.lfl; Richard Choi-nek 2.11; Morion Tollry 3.17; Carole lomulfi1; ?3fl; M.iry Smith 267 Robin mormon 3.15; Ken Rollag 234; Sdndy Stevens 2J9. CIVIL SERVICE Kayc Bfitlifinlc ?ifi; RIM Cralk Mftrv llnrms 256; Sru.ron Reed 3M f-rancrs Harris 746; Allen Black Hawks vs California Golden ttle Supersonics vs Oakland 2 USED BOTH II 1971