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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Tax payers will not shoulder deficit Can two be out $200 million? By THE CANADIAN PRESS An anticipated deficit forecast by commissioner general Roger Rousseau for the 1976 Summer Olympics at Montreal and that tabled by Prime Minister Trudeau in Ottawa Wednesday showed a $200 million dis-crepency. Rousseau, speaking at a news conference in Toronto, said federal government economists agree the most any deficit could run would be $22 million. He said Montreal has already advised the federal government that any deficit for the Games would be picked up by the province of Quebec and the city. But a federal treasury board report, tabled by the prime minister in the Commons, anticipated a $217 million deficit from the Games when federal costs of $4j million, are included. Rousseau, contacted at his Montreal home Wednesday night following his return from Toronto, refused to comment on the Ottawa report until he had had an opportunity to review it. The Comite d'Organization des Jeux Olympiques (COJO), organizing committee for the Games, announced last month the 1976 production would cost $310 million and predicted there would be no deficit. The federal finance experts, in their report Wednesday, said costs would be higher than the COJO estimates, and that sources of revenue would rise only a fraction of what the COJO expects. They anticipated costs of producing the.Games would be between $339 million and $439 million, including capital and operating costs of about $332 million, expenditures of between $34 million and $62 million under existing federal programs, and incremental costs of $45 million incurred by various federal departments. The latter includes use of RCMP services, armed forces personnel, extra immigration personnel and similar expenditures. Major sources of revenue from the Games are expected to be the issues of specially-minted $5 and $10 coins, stamps, four lotteries and gate receipts. Rousseau said the coins, which will hit the buyers' market this fall, are expected to bring in revenue totalling $250 million, the lotteries are expected to realize a $32 million profit and the stamps an additional $10 million. Treasury board experts predicted total revenue of about $160 million-$100 million from coin sales, $32 million through the lotteries, $10 million from stamps, $9.5 million from ticket sales, $3 million from sale of television rights and $5.5 million from other sources. The board figures forecast the YMCA lacrosse program ready Interested in playing lacrosse? The Lethbridge YMCA Is looking for boys 9-14 years of age who are interested in taking part in the lacrosse program at the Y. Workouts will begin this Saturday along with registrations. Anyone interested is asked to register Saturday at the YMCA between 1:30 and 3 p.m. Boys 11-12 will register first from 1:30 to 2:15 at which time the 9-10 year olds will take over. The final group will register at 3 p.m. Cost of registration is $4 for YMCA members and $6 for non-members. Montreal Games operaton would wind up $170 million in the red and to this figure must be added the $45 million in "incremental costs" for federal programs and services. The financial experts say the anticipated $217 million deficit could increase since the estimate "does not provide for major costs escalations due to unforeseen events." Outside the Commons, Prime Minister Trudeau said he had received assurances from Montreal Mayor Jean Drapeau and Quebec Premier Robert Bou-rassa that the federal government would not be saddled with any deficit resulting from the Olympics. He said the Quebec groups had been advised of the treasury board's predictions and con- League records shattered Wecker enjoys solid lead RED DEER (CP) - Record-breaking Ryan Wecker of Drumheller Falcons, averaging better than two points a game, is streaking towards his second consecutive Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring title. According to statistics released Wednesday, the 18-year-old centre from Bentley has a comfortable 13 - point lead- over teammate Ken Nelson with less than three weeks remaining in the regular schedule. Wecker has 138 points on 70 goals and 68 assists. All three figures are league records; the 70 goals shatter the former mark of 57 he set last year; the 63 assists better the old record of 62 set in 1968-69 by Steve Richardson of Red Deer Rustlers; and the 137 points easily surpass the former record of 98 established in 1968-69 by Darrell Knibbs of Lethbridge Sugar Kings. Nelson, the leader for most of the season until Wecker earned 25 points in his last 10 games, has 64 goals and 61 assists for 125 points, all leads records for left-wingers. A pair of hot-scoring Oalgary Canucks occupy the next two positions. Dale Eloschuk is third with 108 points and Mark Lomienda fourth with 97. Lomenda's 42 goals, 55 as- llllll Stan Fischler's nside Hockey TT IS NOW CLEAR that the New York Islanders are the worst team ever to play major league hockey. They are worse than the Philadelphia Ramblers who won League season. only four out of 44 games in the 1930-31 National Hockey They are worse than the Cliicago Black Hawks who won only 12 of 70 games in 1953-54, and they are clearly inferior to the California Seals who lost 53 games in a 78-game schedule two years ago. At least the Philly Ramblers had a superstar. Syd Howe, who starred for the Ramblers, is a member of the Hockey HaM of Fame. The Philly sextet had a few other aces such as Heckilrea and Hib Milks and, remember, were playing against much better opposition than the tripe confronting the Islanders these days. Likewise, the Black Hawks of 1953-54 had their share of Hall of Famers including Bill Mosienko and Bill Gadsby, not to mention goalie Al Rollins, who won both the Vezina Trophy and Hart Trophy. Can you imagine anyone on the current Islanders winning anything like that? Never! The Seals come closest to equalling the Islanders' futility mark. What makes the California club a notch better is the better quality play in 1970-71 and the fact that they did win 20 games. It is impossible to imagine the Islanders winning 20 games this year. Watching the Islanders perform, one does not know whether to cry or laugh at their antics. In a sense, they are enormously funny. For example, what other team can claim it drafted a 20-year-old right wing and then had to give him skating lessons? Or, what team can claim it skated out on the ice for a game and discovered that there were no nets on the ice. The Islanders can! Islanders goalie, Gerry Desjardins, probably has faced more rubber this season than any goalie in NHL history. Sometimes he manages to laugh about it especially after a long, dreamy sleep. "I see pucks in my sleep," says Desjardins. "And when I wake up my wife gives me the shots on goal!" On the other hand it is a sad team, a creation of the greedy NHL teams such as the Rangers and Canadiens who are so loaded with stars they can afford to bench more good players than the Islanders have on their entire 18-man roster. "We are the cripples of the NHL," laments one Islander official. "If you saw a cripple walking down the street would you laugh at him?" The World Hockey Association can afford to laugh at the Islanders. Even the worst two teams in the WHA would whip the Islanders and the NHL knows this. One supposes that even the Islanders players, themselves, know this. No one summed up the Islanders' depressing state of affairs better than veteran New York defenseman Amie Brown. "The league," said Brown, "is laughing at us and the fans are laughing at us. But they created us, and they're laughing at themselves." Curling, judo playdowns set UofL hosts championships For the past few weekends, the University of Lethbridge's Athletic department has been busy hosting Canada West University Athletic Association championship playdowns. Thus far this season, the local institution has done its share in staging the women's and men's conference volleyball championships. The volleyball championships were divided into two tournaments with one tourney held in Victoria and the other at the U of L. This weekend won't be much different from the others for the U of L as they plan to host two more conference championship playoffs. On tap for the weekend will be the conference curling and judo championship playoffs. The curlers will have a jump on the judokans with their playdowns scheduled to com-mence two days ahead. The curlers will start their title bid today and conclude Saturday while the Judokans will see action Saturday. The curling competition will include both men's and women's draws in a three-day banspiel. Leaeding the way for the U of L men's rink will be Brian MacDonald along with teammates Reg Summac, Bob Tak-asaki and Terry Stein. The women's rink will include Peggy Morldn, Carol Ririe, Judith' Walker and Janie Schwindt All games will be staged at the Civic Centre curling rink. Meanwhile the U of L gymnasium will be the site of the conference judo cbanipionsbips. The one-day event will get under .way at 2 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m. with the finals.. Only three university conference teams will be featured in the playoffs and they include the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and the Civic Centre curling rink, the host U of L. The U of A contingent have captured the championship title seven consecutive years, but have received strong opposition in recent years by the other two universities. The competition is arranged on a team basis with each team having a representative in the different divisions. Competing for the U of L will be Phil Illingworth, Greg Wheiler, Greg Senda, Vince Lanumi, John Wilson and Ken Habijanac. sists and 97 points are records for right-wingers. The former marks of 50, 38 and 79 were set by Wayne Zuk of Red Deer in 1968-69. Don Stephenson of Red Deer continues to lead the goal-tending race with a 3.39 goals-aginst average but his lead has been reduced substantially by Ron Burgess of Calgary who lowered his average to 3.49. Mike Priestner of Calgary, the shutout leader with two, is third with a 3.96 average. Brent Cleland of Lethbridge regained the dubious honor of being the league's most penalized player. eluded: "Let them take their chances." Rousseau, in Toronto, said the chances of the Olympics being staged in other communities than Montreal or Kingston, Ont., were slim. He said relocating events around the. country must first be decided with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), "secondly with the international sports federations, thirdly with the national federations and this is further complicated by the fact that we have to have the teams' approval before we can say yes or no." St. Catharines, Ont., and Burnaby, B.C., have both indicated they'd consider holding the rowing programs and Toronto has expressed interest in holding some of the preliminary events of some sports. Rousseau, however, said the idea of the Olympic Games is to have them in one city and one region. The Montreal area, he said, is prepared to meet all the facilities except sailing which requires special waters and wind conditions. Kingston, he said, meets these conditions. ANDTCAPP Thursday, February 22, 1973 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - 13 Milk River dinner goes March 31 The annual Milk River Elks Sportsman's Dinner will be earlier this year. According to dinner chairman Bob Matlock, plans have been finalized to stage the annual affair Saturday, March 31 commencing at six o'clock at the Elks Hall. Rumors had circulated that the dinner would be disband- ed as the head table guests were becoming harder and harder to acquire. "How could we disband after last year," said Matlock. He was referring to the dinner headlined by Monsig-nor Athol Murray of Wilcox, Sask. The largest crowd in the 12-year history of the dinner took in last year's effort. Tickets for the Milk River Dinner, set at $6 apiece, will go on sale shortly at locations in Milk River as well as Lethbridge. 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