Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada's 1975 Winter Games open officially at Sportsplex Tuesday, February 11, 1975 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 11 at seven There is no turning back, the moment of truth is upon us By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Editor You won't have to "play it again Sam." It's all over now except for the actual competition. What's over, you might ask? Months upon months of preparing for what has been described as a once in a lifetime experience, the 1975 Canada Winter Games. As of this evening, sometime after seven o'clock, there will be no turning back. We will have reached our moment of truth. All of our efforts, our sacrifices will begin to bear fruit as we move front and centre in the Dominion of Canada. Lethbridge and Southern Alberta are co hosts to this ex- travaganza which will see the actual competitions com- mence Wednesday morning and conclude a week from this Saturday with the closing ceremonies. In between some athletes from Canada's 10 provinces as well as the Northwest Territories, will compete in 16 sporting events. What we must do is see that things run smoothly. Saskatoon built a mountain so that they could host the last Winter Games, but we already have our mountain. So what can we build? What we will actually do, is build on. We will continue to construct a tradition that marks our little corner of the world as the most hospitable place there is. Western hospitality has a reputation that we must up- hold. We know that it abounds in Southern Alberta, we just have to prove it to the rest of Canada. We have 12 days in which to do just that. Lethbridge and 14 surrounding Southern Alberta centres have spent the last year and a half preparing themselves for the onslaught of some of the finest amateur talent in Canada. Support has come from Taber, Westcastle, Claresholm, Fort Macleod, Picture Butte, Coaldale, Raymond, Standoff, Pincher Creek, Blairmore, Bow Island, Cardston, Magrath and Devon, in northern Alberta just to prove we are not selfish. The 16 sports that will entertain Southern Albertans and our many visitors include badminton, basketball, boxing, curling, fencing, figure skating, gymnastics, hockey, judo, skiing, ski jumping, speedskating, synchronized swimming, table tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling. Ontario has dominated the Winter Games, both in Quebec in 1967 and again in Saskatoon in 1971. Things, however, could very 'easily change. Quebec, British Columbia and our own Alberta team are expected to have something to say about the Ontario chances this time around. Ontario had 253.5 points when the curtain rang down at Saskatoon, B.C. had 235 and Quebec 216.5. Alberta was fourth with 203. In 1967 Ontario accumulated 129.points as com- B.C. with 111, Alberta with 107 and Quebec with 100. And in the medal rankings in 1971 Ontario had 41 golds, 31 silvers and 21 bronzes, followed by B.C. with 24-15-25; Manitoba 11 7 8; Quebec 10 26 24 and Alberta 8 -12 -11. There are no super stars at the 1975 Canada Winter Games, the so called elite have been ruled ineligible. Things couldn't be better for the average athlete. The Canada Winter Games and such is the same in the case of the Summer Games stress participation. No records are kept. Each year's winner is that year's cham- pion. It is up to the individual to set his or her own standard. Victory, while it carries with it a great deal of importance, is not everything at the Canada Winter Games. How can it be when the youth of our country all join together for two weeks for competition and camaraderie? We, and I mean all of Southern Alberta, have worked very hard to make the 1975 Canada Winter Games the best ever. We can do no more. As one Winter Games official put it "once it starts, it's over." Bucks trim Pistons THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Frdm a Milwaukee Bucks vantage point, Detroit's lineup looks better without big Bob Lanier. And from Milwaukee captain Bob Dandridge's vantage point, the Bucks' lineup looks much better when it's not lining up. Milwaukee took advantage of Lanier's early foul trouble to run past the Pistons 130 109 in the National Basketball Association Monday night. "I don't see why we shouldn't continue to run like we did tonight if Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar) goes to the said Dandridge, who sank 10 of 13 shots and scored 23 points. "We've got the tallest centre in Dandridge said. "Cornell Warner is a good rebounder and I'm good for a few every night. If we rebound we should be able to run. I hope this game shows everyone on the team we're just more effec- tive when we run." Elsewhere in the NBA, New Orleans Jazz beat Atlanta Hawks 96-89 and in the only American Basketball Associ- ation action, Utah Stars beat Virginia Squires 97-90. Lanier took his bulky 6-foot- 11 frame to the bench four minutes..into the first period because of foul trouble and a bad knee. Jabbar roughed up Lanier's replacements, Jim Davis and George Trapp, and contributed 39 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and three blocked shots. After losing to the Hawks by margins of 26 and 32 points earlier in the season, New Orleans beat Atlanta for the second straight time. This time guard Louis Nelson, taking over the offen- sive controls' after Pete Maravich fouled out, scored 29 points to pace the victory. Russell refuses induction BOSTON (AP) Bill Russell, pro basketball super- star, the first black coach in major league sports and an apparent fun loving guy on television commercials, con- tinues as a maverick when it comes to personal honors. In his first year of .eligibility, Russell was named during the weekend to the National Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. When asked his feelings about the honor, Russell, now general manager and coach of Seattle SuperSonics in the National Basketball Association, said he would refuse induction. "For my own personal reasons, which I don't want to discuss, I don't want to be a part of Russell said. Russell quit as player coach of Boston Celtics in 1969 after leading the team to its llth NBA title in his 13 years with the club. Later, when he was doing commentary on national telecasts, the Celtics decided to retire his No. 6 dur- ing one of his visits to Boston, a Sunday afternoon game. Russell refused to take part in a public ceremony which included raising a flag with his old number to the rafters of Boston Garden. The retired numbers of such former Boston greats as Bob Cousy, Bill Sharman, Tommy Hem- sohn, Frank Ramsey and many others are there. THINGS GOT A LITTLE HIPPY MONDAY Economic gloom hits soccer, spending spree abruptly ends LONDON (Reuter) Brit- ain's economic gloom has created a serious slump in the football .transfer market which threatens the solvency of many league clubs, say leading soccer managers. A spending spree which saw prices for players double and treble in the last five years is Magrath takes tourney MAGRATH (Special) The host Magrath Eagles jumped out to a 24 -17 lead by halftime, and went on to defeat Cardston Wildcats 54 39 and win the championship trophy in the Eighth Annual Magrath Junior Varsity Basketball Tournament Satur- day. Paul Wolsey paced the Magrath attack with 13 points while Allan Wilde added 11. Gary Gallup was tops for the Wildcats with 14 points and Ron Secretin added 10. Raymond Mustangs took home the third place trophy with a 58 34 triumph over Lethbridge Collegiate In- stitute Colts. Dave Williams piled up 24 points and Doug Mendenhall chipped in with 10 for the Mustangs, who led 21 16 at the half. Glade Roberts replied with 14 points for LCI. Cardston took the sport- smanship award, and Magrath won the cheerleading trophy. over. Now, the managers say it is a buyers' market with clubs discovering that their main financial assets, their players, have been devalued. A year ago, transfer deals reached an all-time peak. In the space of a few weeks, four players switched clubs at fees more than the then British record of about and only one, Chelsea striker Peter Osgood, was a full international. One year later the exciting talents of Osgood, unhappy with new club Southampton, are up for sale. But so far there have been no takers at about the price Southampton paid for him. "It was says former England wing-half Gordon Milne, now manager of First Division Coventry City. "Some managers couldn't wait to get out and spend. The result was a fantastic rise in prices for players at every level of the game." Last month, Coventry's financial plight forced Milne to sell a talented young mid- field player, Mick McGuire, at a reduced price of about "Last year we could have got twice as much for him. But we had to sell and take the price the market dictated. "I pray it doesn't go on be- cause it means all our assets, our investments, are being de- valued. That could be dis- astrous for all of us." Bertie Mee, manager of wealthy Arsenal, sees the irony of the transfer slump. "Britain has high inflation and yet football clubs are holding one of the few com- modities dropping in price. "Crowds are falling and many clubs are deep in debt. The banks will not come for- ward with loans for clubs to buy players. Especially for a non-productive industry like football." Stoke City manager Tony Waddington has largely built the side now challenging for the English championship with a cheque book. Last year he broke the British transfer record by signing England goalkeeper Peter Shilton for about J875.000. "Managers will still pay the highest prices for football tal- says Waddington. "But it will have to be on a barter system, exchanging one player for another. Buying a top-rate player today for cash can mean risking the whole future of a club." Brown rink takes Legion Games schedule WEDNESDAY Gymnastics (all events at Exhibition Pavilion) 8-9 arrive. 9-12 practice. 1 Ceremonies SESSION A BEGINS 2-6 floor pommel uneven Fencing (all events held at the Civic Centre) 6 8 Badminton of teams in 1 of teams in Synchronized Swimming Speed Skating a.m. Opening 10 400 500 3 800 Skiing 10 giant slalom-Run 1 giant slalom-Run 29 giant slalom-Run Curling Men g vs Curling 9 vs Curling 9 vs Curling 9 vs Curling g vs Curling g vs Curling Women 9 vs 9 vs 9 vs 9 vs 9 vs 9 vs Men vs Curling vs Curling vs Curling vs Curling vs Curling vs Curling Women vs VS vs vs vs vs Women 8 vs Curling 8 vs Curling 8 vs Curling 8 vs Curling Men 8 vs Curling 8 vs Curling 8 vs g vs Women 8 vs Men 8 vs 8 vs Women 8 vs Basketball Men 2 vs 2 vs 7 of vs 7 vs g of vs. 9 vs Women 2 vs 2 vs 7 vs 7 vs g vs. 9 vs Herman's squad within one point Beman issues lengthy statement senior title Emerson Brown of Blair- more and his rink will repre- sent Royal Canadian Legion District Six in the Alberta Senior Men's Legion curling playdowns. The Brown rink, consisting of Mickey Finn, Hini Peressini and. Charles Roughead, won the right to represent the district over the .weekend by defeating the Clarence Leeck foursome of Picture Butte. SAN DIEGO (AP) A lengthy statement concerning pro golf's policy on the dis- tribution of television revenues was released Mon- day by Deane Beman, com- missioner of the Tournament Players Division. Although no sponsors and no tournaments were mentioned by name, Beman's statement from his office in Washington, D.C., was an obvious response to a published report that Bing Crosby was considering drop- ping sponsorship of his tourna- ment at Pebble Beach, Calif. The entertainer was reported to be annoyed and upset that the TPD was taking too large a portion of the television receipts. One high official of the TPD termed the report ''without basis." The bulk of the tournaments on the tour participate in a package plan. Under this plan, all money received from tele- vision goes into a package fund. Thirty per cent goes to the TPD for the administra- tion and conduct of the tour. The other 70 per cent is dis- tributed to all both those televised and those not a formula based on the amount of prize money offered by the tourna- ment. Tournaments which are televised receive approx- imately 25 per cent of the prize money from this package. Those not televised received about 15 per cent. Bill Shinske fined SASKATOON (CP) New Westminster Bruin manager Bill Shinske was given a J300 fine Monday for what was termed a disappointing in- volvement with game officials after the Friday game in Kamloops, Ed Chynoweth, President of The Western Canada Hockey League, an- nounced. Kamloops defeated the Bruins 5-4. Shinske apparently became involved verbally and physically with the referee and linesmen as they were making their way to the referees room after ghe game, said Chynoweth. Herman's Upholstery In another high scoring con- once again moved into a Ace Building defeated the tion to challenge Hall Gangsters 6-1. Gary Lethbridge Hotel for top scored three times for in the Lethbridge and winners and Alan Pen- Broomball League added two. Roger Herman's won their scored the sixth Sunday, 3-0 over J and for the winners while Roofing, while the Kozak was the lone goal came up with their for the Gangsters. consecutive tie, 0-0 with Blair scored for the Eagles. Herman's now Library and Kevin the Hotelmen by only replied for the Jaycee point in the standings, as the two clubs battled being three down just a 1-1 deadlock. weeks Signs whitewashed Sig Majchrzak scored Lethbridge Correctional goals for Herman's in 2-0 on goals by Ben win and Ron Teshima and Tex Wiebe. Tim the other. Vic Willms picked up his first tinues to star in The Hotelmen ran T L Pll Leth Hotel ..12 3 1 27 against the tough Uphol 11 '4 1 26 of Cam Hodgen. in the L Roofing 11 2 3 24 8 5 3 21 way to penetrate his defence despite boasting the Building 7 3 6 17 Miner's Library 6 5 5 17 Eagles 7 2 7 16 two top point getters. Jets 5 4 7 14 Matteotti recorded, Signs 5 3 8 13 shutout for the Clubbers 4 2 10 10 City Hall Gang 2 014 4 Rudy Fleischhauer went Coir Inat 1 1 14 3 a scoring rampage LEADERS Shaughnessy as he fired five goals to lead them to a McAdam 18 14 32 Gus Fomradas 21 1031 win over the Knight Fleischhauer 13 619 Helmut Fomradas and Wolak 71118 Phillips rounded out Pennington 9 7 16 Brees 9 6 15 Shaughnessy scoring Yamada 4 li 15 Max Whiteford replied for the Ressler 10 4 14 Schmold 8 614 Now... 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