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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 18, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Monday, February 1974 Liverpool could clash with Leeds United in playoffs LONDON (Reuter) Liverpool, the English Football League champions, has drawn a probable clash with FA Cup favorite Leeds United in the quarter-finals of the Cup, to be played on March 9 or 10. Leeds has first to win the replay of the fifth-round tie against Bristol City which ended in a 1-1 draw Saturday. Short sport of all sorts CANADIANS LOSE MEXICO CITY (AP) A Mexican all-star water polo team defeated Canada 11-4 Saturday in an exhibition game In another game Saturday, Mexico's junior team defeated the Mexico B team 4-3. BUCS SIGN OLIVER PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates said Sunday outfielder Al Oliver has signed a contract for the 1974 National League baseball season Last season he batted .292 with 20 home runs and drove in 99 runs. LEAPS 11 TRUCKS FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Daredevil rider Evel Knievel leaped 140 feet over 11 parked trucks Sunday aboard his motorcycle. Knievel said it would be his last jump before July 4 when he attempts to leap Snake River Canyon in Idaho on a jet- powered motorcycle. SCORES UPSET SALISBURY, Md. (AP) Jan Pisecky, a 22-year-old Czechoslovakian, upset Vijay Amritraj of India 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 Sunday during the opening round of the National Indoor tennis championships. Today's matches include a meeting between defending champion Jimmy Connors of Belleville, 111., and Tony Bardsley of Vancouver. RETAINS TITLE PANAMA CITY (AP) Panama's Ernesto Marcel, weighing 125% pounds, retained his World Boxing Association featherweight title Saturday night with a unanimous decision over Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua in a 15-round fight. TRIBE SIGNS GAMBLE CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians said Saturday outfielder Oscar Gamble has signed his contract, putting 30 players under contract for the 1974 American League baseball season. SETS U.S. MARK OAKLAND (AP) James Robinson of Oakland stele tee show from visiting track stars from the Soviet Union Saturday by setting a United States record of in winning the 600-metre run at the Oakville Invitational indoor track meet. JIPCHO REPEATS BALTIMORE (AP) Ben Jipcho of Kenya, a newcomer to the pro tour, won the mile and the two-mile runs in the International Track Association meet Saturday night, his second double win in 24 hours. WINS PLAYOFF MANILA (AP) Lu Liang- Huan charged into a first- place tie with a five-under-par 67 and then beat countryman Hsu Sheng-San in a sudden death playoff Sunday to win the Philippine Open golf championship. DRIESSEN SIGNS CINCINNATI (AP) -Third baseman Dan Driessen, who hit .301 for Cincinnati Reds after joining them from the minors in June last year, signed his 1974 contract with the National League club Saturday, a spokesman for the Reds said Saturday. PLANS LAST FIGHT SANTA FE, Argentina (Reuter) Carlos Monzon will make a final defence of his world middleweight boxing title in his home city of Buenos Aires in May or June before he retires, his manager said Sunday. OMDAHL SECOND SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Don Omdahl of Toronto was second on a Kohler in the lightest machine class in the Eastern United States snowmobile championships. f I Ui U JJ hot in CWUAA action CALGARY (CP) University of British Columbia wrestlers won the team championship Saturday in the annual Canada West University Athletic Association competition. They edged the University of Alberta 71-70. University of Calgary was third with 42 points, University of Saskatchewan fourth with 37 and Lethbridge University fifth with 11. Kile Raymond of UBC captured the heavyweight division crown, leading three other UBC weight-division winners. Other UBC winners were George Richey in the 190- pound class, Philip Markon at 177 pounds and Mike Rcihey at 158. Bill Brooks of Alberta won the 167-pound title, leading four other U of A wrestlers who scored weight-class victories. Other U of A winners were Dennis Cleaver at 118 pounds, John Barry at 126, Russ Pawlyk at 134 and Phil Robertson at 142. The only division winner for Calgary was Blaine Hoshizaki, in the 150-pound class. Meanwhile in Edmonton UBC Thunderbirds earned the right Saturday to represent the CWUAA in the Canadian University volleyball championships next weekend. The 'Birds defeated U of A Golden Bears 15-4, 15-4, 15-10 hi the final Saturday night, UBC won a previous volleyball tournament in Vancouver and standings from the two tournaments were combined to determine the championship. Alberta finished second this weekend and in the combined standings, with U of C third, U of Vic fourth and U of L fifth. In the four-game round- robin this weekend, UBC emerged undefeated, with U of A at three wins and one loss. Calgary had a 2-2 record, Victoria one win and three losses and Lethbridge four consecutive defeats. Aaron will pinch hit ATLANTA (AP) The chairman of the board of the Atlanta Braves has announced Hank Aaron will be available only as a pinch-hitter hi the team's season-opening series at Cincinnati April 4-7. Aaron, who recently celebrated his 40th birthday, needs only one home run to tie the all-time record of 714 set by Babe Ruth. Bill Bartholomay made the announcement Saturday, saying: "It is unprecedented to speculate on an opening lineup at this early date, but Braves' fans deserve to know our plans." He said Aaron's first start would come in the home opener April 8 when Atlanta opens an li-game home stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "Hank will be available as a pinch hitter for the road games in Cincinnati and part- time play if required by manager Eddie said Bartholomay. The decision was reached after a meeting among Bartholomay, Mathews, Aaron and Eddie Robinson, the club's general manager. The winner of the replay will be at home to Liverpool. Wrexham, the Third- Division "giant-killers" who Saturday eliminated First- Division opponent Southampton, has a tough quarter-final draw, away to Burnley, a club that is in sixth place in the First Division table. Leicester City, who scored the biggest victory in the seven fifth-round ties played Saturday with a 4-0 win at Luton, will again be playing away from home in the quarter-finals. Leicester's i opponents will be either Coventry City or Queen's Park Rangers, who drew 0-0 at Coventry Saturday. Ayr United who slaughtered Stranraer 7-1 on their rival's ground in Saturday's fourth- round of the Scottish Cup, have a much tougher proposition in the quarter; finals on March 9 or 10. They are away to either Hearts or Partick Thistle, who drew 1-1. Hibernian, 3-1 winners at St. Johnstone, will be at home to either Rangers or Dundee, who play their fourth round tie today. Celtic, who meet Stirling Al- bion in the fourth round today, will be at home to Motherwell in another attractive quarter- final if they win through to that stage. In English League action Saturday, West Ham, after trailing 0-2, edged Everton and took another step towards safety in 4be -First Oiviswa. West Ham moved up to 25 points from 30 games. Manchester United drew 2-2 at Derby and shares bottom place in the standings with Norwich. Both have 18 points from 28 matches. Then come Birmingham with 19 points. West Ham is next up the list. The three bottom teams at the end of the season drop to the Second Division. Bob Latehford, sold to Ever- ton from Birmingham this week for a British record fee of pounds turned out for his new team but wasn't among the goalscorers. But he had a hand in two goals scored by George Telfer that sent Ev- erton into the lead after 20 minutes. West Ham's recovery started in the 33rd minute, when Graham Paddon scored. Clyde Best got another goal in the 41st minute and made it 2- 2 at halftime. Best headed in a corner from Paddon four minutes after halftone, and West Ham nosed into the lead. With 15 minutes to go, Cells Harvey levelled the scores for Everton, but Billy Bonds headed West Ham's winner five minutes from the end. The top teams were playing in the Cup and leading placings in the standings were unchanged. Leeds has 48 points from 29 games, Liverpool is second with 39 points and Derby and Ipswich are in joint third place with 32 points. PUBLIC MEETING Whoop-Up Country Historical Society February Room No. 1 Civic Centre Sports Centre This is to be an organizational meeting for the purpose of setting up the board of directors for the operation and take over of KINSMEN WHOOP-UP COUNTRY LOCATED IN INDIAN BATTLE PARK. AH people interested in becoming actively involved in this important historical museum operation are asked to attend. Memberships will be on sale at this meeting at a nominal cost of each. Representatives of interested groups throughout Southern Alberta as well as individuals are most welcome to participate. WHOOP-UP COUNTRY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROVISIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS. I OONTTMINKVffiSjSu I ACOmBvW ALL THE LIFE AROUND HERE? '6 'ISN'T IN