Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 12, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
12-THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD-Tuaaday, February Acupuncture used to cure O'Donnell won't show Reed welcomes Halifax VAisirrHTVRR rrpi _ Phil pven nffored to let O'Donnell HALIFAX ir.P) "we could then play a full, "I think the ailing thoroughbreds LOS ANGELES (AP) Acupuncture, the ancient Chinese needle treatment, is being used to put ailing thoroughbreds back on race tracks Crusading, Dr James Temple's six-year-old gelding, came down with strained back muscles eight months ago Last October, trainer Tom Pratt allowed Dr. Gene Bruno to use the needle for several treatments In his first start, Jan. 30, Crusading scored a convincing six-furlong victory in 2-5 at Santa Anita "I think the rest did him a lot of said Pratt "The owner, who is a veterinarian, credits the rest more than than the acupuncture. "But I have another horse, Ding Dong Duke, who ran very well after acupuncture. He won in the first week of January when everything else failed He had strained back muscles, similar to Crusading." Bruno is one of three National Acupuncture Association practitioners treating horses in southern California The others are Dr. John Ottaviano, who heads the project, and Dr. Sang H. Chin "There are probably not more than five or six working with horses in the said Bruno, who added that the treatments are virtually the same as used for humans. In fact, humans have been the guinea pigs. "We take what we know from treating humans, using comparative anatomy and physiology, except we have no Chinese pulse diagnosis for said Bruno. "Most of our work has been done at the Ellsworth and Coleman ranches near Chino, Bruno said "I'd say we've treated 150 horses thoroughbreds, Arabians and show horses There is a plan for Cal Poly at Pomona to provide facilities for design and implementation of control studies in animal acupuncture, Bruno continued Various racing associations will be asked to finance a grant that could provide a clinic at Santa Anita two days a week, he said. Pratt said no fees were Witcroft fires in equalizer Rick Witcroft tallied with 10 seconds left in the final period and lifted Ace Building to a 1-1 tie with the Knight Clubbers in a Commercial Men's Broomball League game staged at the Civic Centre Sunday night. Kerry Baneck notched an earlier marker for the Clubbers, who remain a single point back of Ace Building who sit in tenth spot in the 12 team league. Meanwhile Angelo Mauro rifled in three goals and propelled Lethbridge Hotel to a 6-0 victory over the cellar dwelling Lethbridge Correctional Institute Mavericks. Teammates Max Whiteford, Jack Fleming and E. Brotherwood aided with singles. The league leading Welterlich remained undefeated after 17 games by edging Southern Signs 1-0. Gus Fomradas tallied the lone goal scored for the league leaders who seem well on their way to another league pennant title. In other games held Sunday night, the Fire Department dropped the Jaycees 2-0, Herman's Upholstery squeezed past Local 740 1-0 and Red Devils dumped Sunburst Ceramics 2-1. Tom Boychuk and Bill House scored a goal apiece in the Fire Department's win while Ron Teshima notched the lone marker to give Herman's their decision over Local 740. Tony Wolak fired in a pair of goals to pace the Red Devils over Sunburst while Andy Gordichnk replied for the losers. STARGELL SIGNS PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates said Monday that Willie Stargell, runner-up for the most valuable player award in the National League last season, has signed his contract for 1ST74. Stargell. 32, led the major leagues hi five categories with 44 home runs, 119 runs batted in, 43 doubles, a slagging percentage of .946 and 28 game winning hits. charged for treating his horses, but he gave a donation of for each horse. Bruno said horsemen and veterinarians generally have turned to acupuncture as a last resort, offering cases of prolonged ailment after common methods fail. This, he said, contributes to the less than 100 per cent success of acupuncture with horses "Veterinarians were skeptical at first, but after allowing us to treat serious cases, they saw improvement." Finley defeats Williams SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Dick Williams, former Oakland Athletics manager, was formally barred Monday by a federal court from working for any other professional baseball team during the next two seasons. The ruling may have cleared the way for the Athletics to hire a new manager. U.S. District Court Judge Lloyd Burke ruled that Wil- liams' refusal to serve the last two years of his three-year contract with Oakland owner Charles 0. Finley '-constitutes breaches, both actual and in- ticipatory." Burke said Finley is excused from further performing terms and conditions of contracts with Williams, including payment of salary for any period sub- sequent to 1973. The owner has not yet named a new manager for his team which opens spring training Feb. 22 in Mesa, Ariz. Finley brought suit Dec. 18 asking an injunction after Wil- liams signed a contract to manage New York Yankees. American League president Joe Cronin ruled Dec. 20 that Williams was still under con- tract to the Athletics and could not join the Yankees, who have since hired Bill Virdon as their manager. Williams recently took a job in public relations for Florida millionaire John MacArthur and said he would stay out of baseball the next two years rather than rejoin the Athletics. Gilbert engaged NEW YORK (AP) New York Rangers' hockey star, Rod Gilbert, was presented with a gold key to the city Monday and took the occasion to announce his engagement to an airline stewardess. The announcement brought prolonged applause, mixed with disappointed groans from teenage admirers, many of them girls, crowded into the Blue Room of City Hall. The key was presented by deputy mayor James Cavanagh to honor Gilbert, who became the all-time leading point scorer in the history of the National Hockey League team when he got bis 730th goal Feb. 3 in a game against Minnesota North Stars. The 32-year-old Montrealer introduced his fiancee, Judy Preston, a 26-year-old blonde, from Tallahassee, Fla. "I was going to use the key to open up her heart, but it's already Gilbert said. "We have plans after the season to get together and maybe make some more hockey players for New York." Emile Francis, Rangers coach and general manager, chimed in: "I'm patting in my order right now for a right winger, just like yon." Cowhide ball' BOSTON (AP) The era of the horsehide baseball has come to an end. Lee MacPhail, president of the American League, and National League President Charles Feeney said Monday the major leagues will introduce the cowhide baseball this season. A shortage of horsehide to cover baseballs was cited as the reason. The change followed five years of testing and research. The association has scheduled a March 16 symposium at UCLA to familiarize veterinarians with acupuncture. Crusading's acupuncture constinues the saga of the bargain horse. That's how much Temple paid for him in 1971 plus vet fees owed by the owner, William Haggin Perry. Before he was sidelined with the back ailment, he had amassed earnings of while winning seven of nine starts in 1972. VANCOUVER (CP) Phil Maloney, general manager of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks, says right winger Fred O'Donnell, recently acquired from the Bruins, has refused to leave Boston because his wife is expecting their first child in two weeks. But Maloney says he suspects the real problem is money. "If I offered him a million dollars, he'd probably be here ami forget he was he Maloney said he has offered to fly Mrs. O'Donnell's mother to Boston to stay with her until she has the child, and even offered to let O'Donnell return to Boston after next Saturday's game here against New York Rangers. "I also suggested that we could send an obstetrician from Vancouver and have him fly to Vancouver with O'Donnell's said Maloney. He has been dealing mainly with O'Donnell's agent, with most of the discussion concerning the next year's contract. The agent claims that Maloney isn't close to the mark of his offer. O'Donnell was obtained from the Bruins along with centre Chris Oddleifson in a trade for Bobby Schmautz. HALIFAX (CP) Establishment of a Canadian Football League franchise here would receive strong player George Reed, president of the CFL Players' Association, said Monday. "I hope the party who will be making the bid for the franchise is' successful and well prepared, because it would be tremendous to see a full, coast-to-coast he said in an interview. Reed, a fullback with Saskatchewan Roughnders, said a CFL team here would give the league balance. With five teams in both the eastern and western divisions 'we could then play a full, round-robin, home-and-home he said. Reed said he doesn't think the creation of the new World Football League will do much damage to the CFL as long as the situation is "properly handled." CFL management will have to realize the need to promote the league and co-operate with the players association, he said. "The CFL hasn't been competitive with the NFL (National Football League) until lately when it came to top draft he said, "but it is now and will have to be with the WFL as well." "I think the brand of football we offer is the best, now we have to sell the game better." COACH QUITS VANCOUVER (CP) The assistant coach of the Canadian Football League's British Columbia Lions resigned Monday to take a similar position with the Detroit franchise of the New World Football league. Owen Dejananovich had been defensive line coach for three seasons under Lions' head coach Eagle Keys. 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