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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 6, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Games truly a reality Do you find that your pulse is beginning to steadily increase its beat these days? You should, as of today the countdown to Canada Winter Games is a mere six days. I find it very hard to believe that all of a sudden, here it is. This time next week the first influx of some of the finest up and coming amateur athletes in Canada will all be here in our city. Can't you just see it, "Here comes Canada." They said it in 1971 in Saskatoon and we will hear it again, with our own ears, in less than a week. Everything is Winter Games. Only in the past few weeks, 1 think, have we really begun to grasp the immense scope of just what the Canada Winter Games really means. Until just a short while ago it seemed as though it was all "too hard to believe. "Pinch me and see if I'm dreaming all of seemed to be the general feeling. But that has now all but disappeared. Even the strongest of dissenters must now come forward do what they can to make the Canada Winter Games in Lethbridge and Southern Alberta the greatest one of all. We are all a part of the Games picture. You need not be on a sport committee or even one of the many wonderful people who have volunteered their time to the Games. No, you are the third ingredient that will be ever so necessary to make the Games a rousing success. You can show you care simply by being there. Communities throughout Southern Alberta will play host to various competitions in the 16 sports that will be the Canada Winter Games. Now is the time to show that good old Southern Alberta brand of hospitality at its finest. Outside of a handful of our own Southern Alberta athletes, these competitors come from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the north to the south. They are here because more than a year ago we told them they would be welcome. They took us up on our offer. Think about it, the entire Dominion of Canada, in unison some months back, said "come on, let's pack our bags and head west to the prairies where hospitality abounds." Again, I say, it is up to us. I have all the faith in the world in us. How many.athletes, you say? In the neighborhood of Bring 'em on, we're ready. There have been times, I'm sure, when we have all questioned our sanity for ever thinking we could pull off such a feat. All of us, to a man and woman, boy or girl, have had second thoughts. A great many of us have at one time or another, come under criticism. That was before we molded ourselves into what we are today, hosts to the young athletes of Canada who make up the Winter Games. We, as Southern Albertans, are very proud of ourselves and well we should be. We have plenty of reasons to be. To list them now would take much more time and space than I have available. But we shouldn't have to be reminded of our good fortunes. It is times like this when we realize how lucky we are, we have so many wonderful things to share with our fellow Canadians. We went to bat against the rest of the province of Alberta and we won. We can't kid ourselves about the fact that there are those who are standing back, waiting for us to fall on our faces. Nothing would please our neighbors to the north more than to be able to say, "we could have done However, we are not about to afford them that opportunity are we. The 1975 Canada Winter Games will indeed be the best ever. When the young people leave Southern Alberta they will take with them cherished moments of a very momentous time in their lives. We, as Southern Albertans, can be very proud of the fact that in our own way we have helped to shape or maybe mold would be a better word a portion of the youth of our country. Not very many areas of Canada can boast that. Yes, six days from today, the 1975 Canada Winter Games will officially get under way. It was once said that the world is but a stage and we the ac- tors. That being the case, the curtain rises for us as Southern Albertans next Tuesday evening. "Places everyone." Miller hot again PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) Johnny Miller's at it again. The young man who scored those sensational, record- setting victories in the first two tournaments of the year threatened another runaway Wednesday after an eight- under-par 64 in the first round of the Bob Hope Desert golf tournament. The Automobile Re-Thought PRICED UNDER '3000 Don't discover It afte you've bought anothe car. McFADDEN MOTORS Corner 2nd Avt. 81. 8. BILLIE JEAN REACTS TO BEING'TRADED, SAYS CONNORS IS NOT UNPATRIOTIC BECAUSE HE WON'T PLAY ON DAVIS CUP TEAM "I've got two or three strokes on the rest of Miller said after his fast finish over the Indian Wells of four desert layouts being used for this uni- que, 90-hole, five-day tour- nament. Miller has a two-shot advan- tage over Tom Jenkins, a third-year tour player who has yet to win. Jenkins had a 66, also at Indian Wells. Arnold Palmer, a five-time winner of this tournament and a sentimental choice to do it again after his strong per- formance in the Hawaiian Open, headed a large group at .68. Also at that figure, four un- der par and four behind Miller, were Australian Bruce Crampton, Doug Sanders, Ken Venturi, Miller Barber, Buddy Allin, Jerry Heard, Mac McLendon and Alan Tapie. Palmer, Venturi, Sanders, Barber and Tapie all played at Indian Wells. McLendon and Heard were at Bermuda Dunes. Allen and Crampton played at Tamarisk. George Knudson of Toronto shot a 69 for the best score at La Quinta. Miller had some trouble with his driver over the first eight holes after his start from the 10th tee. It turned around after he drove under trees on his eighth. He had to alter his stance to make a swing, cut his shot low under and around trees to the green and then sank a 25-foot putt for a birdie. Grigg champ EDMONTON (CP) Sharon Grigg of Medicine Hat, who in the 1960s represented the'Peace River district in provincial curling, defeated Gwen Turner of Grande Prairie, this year's Peace representative, 6-3 to win the Alberta women's curling championship Wednesday. Grigg represented the Peace district of Northwestern Alberta as a third in 1964 and 1966, .then as a skip in 1968 and 1969. She moved to Medicine Hat five years ago and this year won the south district competition for the first time with rinkmates Betty Booth, Gail Frandsen and Karan Love. Grigg opened up a 3-0 lead after two ends against Turner before coasting to her victory in the first A-B final. Turner had advanced to the final by downing Shirley Mattie of Alix 12-9 earlier Wednesday. In seniors' competition, Hadie Manley of Edmonton was not as lucky, losing the first A-B final to Phyllis Crist of Calgary 9-8. She had to play a sudden-death game this morning. Manley was leading 4-0 after two ends but Crist scored five on the third and three on the fifth en route to a 9-5 lead which she managed to protect. Cougars' record 10-0, defeat Raymond 63-57 The Cardston Cougars made it 10 in a row in Southern Alberta 4A Boys Basketball League play Wednesday with a 63-57 home court win over Raymond Comets. Rod Beazer paced the un- defeated Cougars with 19 points while Walter Armsworthy added 12 and Ken Leavitt hooped 10. Jeff Hill had 16 points to lead Raymond, who trailed 34- 30 at the half. Jim Ralph, Robert Heggie, and Mark Williams chipped in with 12 points apiece. The Cardston' Wildcats made it a sweep with a 72-42 win over Raymond Mustangs in the junior varsity contest. Shane Phillips piled up 29 points and Hal Sloan added 17 for the Wildcats, who took a 41-18 lead into the dressing room at halftime. Brian Hicken and Don Mendenhall had 12 points each for Raymond. Elsewhere, Magrath Zeniths took a narrow 26-25 halftime lead, and then pulled away in the last two quarters to down Catholic Central Cougars 50-44. Tom Alston topped the Zenith scorers with 18 points while Don Mehew rimmed 14. Warren McEwen had 14 points to lead the Cougars, who also got nine points from Ray Mackley. In Southwest Conference ac- tion, Fort Macleod Flyers took over, sole possession of first place in varsity boys ac- tion with a 41-35 win over Claresholm Cobras. The Flyers now have a 10-1 season record, and are two points ahead of Picture Butte Sugar Kings, although they have played one more game. Tom Lemire led the Fort Macleod club Wednesday with 13 points while Blaine Barr chipped in with 12. Doug Anderson, with 12, and Gerry Hansma, with 10, were tops for Claresholm, who trailed 23-22 at the half. In junior varsity action, Darrell McKenna had 12 points to lead Fort Macleod Ansons to a 41-30 triumph over Claresholm. Eric Peterson picked up 10 points in a losing cause. Claresholm Chinooks came back from a 23-21 halftime deficit to edge Fort Macleod Meteors 46-40 in the girls' game. Carolyn MacOdrum paced the Claresholm attack with 14 points while Coryl Schuler racked up 10. Peggy Hester was the game's high scorer with 17 points for Macleod while Peg Connor hooped 10. UBC could wrap it up SASKATOON (CP) University of British Colum- bia Thunderettes have an op- portunity to all but clinch the Canada West University Athletic Association women's basketball championship this weekend and Carol Turney can continue her drive to the scoring title. B.C., which has won 13 of its first 14 games, will play host to Victoria Vikcttes, second with a 13-3 record, Friday and Saturday with the winner like- ly continuing to the league title. Turney, meanwhile, has scored 303 points in the 14 games for a 21.6 point average and has a wide margin atop the scoring lists. Saskatchewan's Karen Kusler, who has played 11 games, is second with a 14.9 point average on 164 points. Pantera Now Through" February 15th Compensation demand hurt his chances MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Former wide receiver Dick Gordon testified Wednesday that Chicago Bears' demandsi for high compensation hurt his chances to sign with another National Football League club as a free agent. Gordon was testifying in a lawsuit brought by 16 current or former NFL players against the NFL, its teams and commissioner Pete Rozelle. The anti-trust suit charges the league with sub- jecting players to "ser- and specifically chal- lenges the Rozelle Rule. The rule states that when a player declines to sign a con- tract and plays out an option year, the commissioner may dictate compensation to the club that loses the player. The suit contends that the rule limits a player's freedom, since teams are wary of sign- ing free agents .because they are unsure of the type of com- pensation they must make. Gordon said he talked with Paul Brown, owner of Cincin- nati Bengals, and Brown's sons, Pete and Mike, "and they definitely were trying to work out a deal with Chicago." "They made some good offers and Chicago rejected them. The Browns said they (the Bears) were asking for almost the entire Cincinnati defensive line." Testifying in U.S. district court before Judge Earl Law- son, Gordon said he also talk- ed with officials of Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots and Washington Redskins- Billy Jean is traded PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis have trad- ed their star attraction, player coach Billie Jean King, to New York Sets for the rights to Stan Smith and Kerry Melville and an un- disclosed amount of cash. Owner Dick Butera said Wednesday he was taking a chance in making the deal, but that Billie Jean "is not getting any younger." Butera said his Mrs. King, 31, wanted to move to New York. "When Billie Jean signed the ABC-TV sports contract for her commentary on various sporting events, she didn't realize how much time would be spent in New York until she finished her first sports special. Now she wants to move to New Butera said. PLAN TO MOVE LEWISTON, 'Me. (AP) Maine Nordiques of the North American Hockey League say they'll probably move out of state next year. Club secretary William Rockeleau said the two year old team, last in the league, is losing money and apparently won't break even this year. He said the club has several prospec- tive buyers, most of them in New York. ENGLISH SCOTCH WOOLLEN FINAL 3 DAYS SAVINGS UP TO ON men's made-to-measure top quality cloths the latest shades and patterns superb tailoring values to '150 SALE PRICE or Suit Jackets Extra Pants Vests 7950 3250 WE STILL HAVE A GOOD SELECTION OF STOCK SUITS AT A GREAT SAVING REG. TO SUITS ...........FOR ONLY REG. TO SUITS FOR ONLY 83 88 50 50 Spwiil Showing MEN'S TIES 500 ftSO andU ASpKiilVilmin Men's Blazers In Navy. 50 Rtgulirly 75.00 FOR ONLY 59 SPECIAL! Dress Slacks Plain Shades. (tog. 22.50 SPECIAL 14 95 CHARGKX DON'T MISS OUT ON THESE GREAT VALUESI ENGLISH SCOTCH WOOLLEN the man-of-the-wtn'lil" West Phona 328-8021 ;