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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 14, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Famed hoop wizards visit Lethbridge one week from tonight Is the moon next for the Globetrotters? -Thursday, January 14, 1WI - THI LETHMIDGI HERAID - 11 It's a long way from Hinckley, Illinois, to the moon. To Hinckley, as the crows fly, it was 60 miles of gutted road when the original Harlem Globetrotters, who pay Leth-bridge a visit next Thursday night, made the Journey in 1927 to play their first game. When the initial commercial flight to the moon is eventually launched it will soar a distance of 238,857 miles, but the trip will be considerably more comfortable, perhaps, than was the jaunt to Hinckley where the late Abe Saperstein introduced his then unheralded Globetrotters to an unsuspecting world. The moon and outer space is �bout all that is left for the renowned Globetrotters to conquer. The Trotters have already conquered this globe. Of that there is no doubt when you consider that they have played in 87 countries and attained heights unparalleled in the history of international sports. The fortunes of this fabulous team have spiralled sensationally since the night they picked up a cheque amounting to $8.70 in McGregor, Minnesota. That was their share of the gate receipts. The legend of the Harlem Globetrotters has been fashioned on such incredible stories . . . woven around games played in the bullrings of Spain and Mexico, playing on a floor constructed with the desks used for the war crimes trials in Nurenberg, Germany . . . and command performances before three popes in Rome and the Royal Family of Great Britain. There was the game in Ba-hai, Brazil, when the Globetrotters carried umbrellas while performing in a torrential downpour. There was another time in a mid-western U.S. city where the playing court was a drained swimming pool. In many places the arrival of the Globetrotters is cause for a celebration. Once in Lima, Peru, transportation workers Interrupted a strike for three days so the citizens would be able to travel to the arena where the Trotters were playing. In the beginning, the Globetrotters played straight basketball, but their rigorous schedule took its toll and a way had to be devised to preserve their Stamina. Inman Jackson, one of the greatest Trotters of all time, gave fans a palm demonstration when he held the ball in one hand and also1 spun it on his finger while his mates sat on the floor and stole a moment of rest. The crowd loved Jackson's one-man show and, as a result, his routines became part of every game. Thus, showmanship, the unique Harlem Globetrotter show- manship, was introduced. This year marks the 45th year of operation for these magicians of the hardwood and they're still providing family entertainment for families the world over. They've played before more than 67 million people in over 10,000 games as their popularity continues to grow. They'll bring their star-studded show to. Lethbridge's Exhibition Pavilion next Thursday night at eight o'clock and, as usual, there won't be a dull minute. The Trotters will meet the New York Nationals with some of the most talented people in show business, all the way from the world's number one acrobatic contortionist, Eddy Seifert, to Jugglers and Victor, the wrestling bear, supplying the entertainment in the pre-game and half-time shows. Globetrotter general manager George Gillett calls this year's edition the greatest entertainment package the' team has ever put together, and there have been some exceptional ones over the years Tickets are on sale at Doug's Music and Sports. Landry, McCafferty much the same on the job Neither Super Bowl coach an extrovert Locals host Dinnies Coach Logan Talt and his University of Lethbridge Chi-nooks will try and keep their winning streak alive as they host two Western Canada Inter-Collegiate Basketball League games this weekend. Last weekend the Chinooks dumped the University of Saskatchewan of Saskatoon 7842, dropped Brandon Bobcats 100-79 and completed the hat-trick with a decisive 92-57 victory over the Regina Cougars. The Chinooks now own a 4-4 record and hope to make 5-4 Friday night as they meet head-on with the University of Calgary Dinosaurs. In their previous encounter the Chinooks came home with a victory and hope to do the same on their own court. Saturday night the Chinooks will face the second place Golden Bears and it should be a tough affair. Meanwhile no games will be played in the Southern Alberta "A" Boys Basketball League this weekend due to the Medicine Hat and Cardston Invitational tournaments. Hawk Harrelson signs contract CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians said Wednesday that first baseman Ken Hawk Harrelson had signed a blank contract for the 1971 season, becoming the fourth player signed this year by the Ameri can League club. Indians' spokesman said Harrelson signed the contract before cash terms were worked out, with the understanding that manager Alvin Dark -uld come up with a satisfac-tr-v pay figure. Harrelson, acquired as an outfielder from Boston Red Sox in a 1969 trade, sat out all but 17 games of the 1970 season because of a leg injury suffered in spring training. MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - Don McCafferty, as unobtrusive as a six-foot-five man can be, has led Baltimore Colts into the Super Bowl in his first season as a head football coach. On the practice field, a casual observer hardly knows Mc-Caferty is around in post-game interviews, the coach barely speaks above a whisper. McCafferty's personality contrasts sharply with that of Don Shula, the man he repaced as field boss of the Colts. "Mac doesn't have to yell," one Baltimore player observed. "When someone does something wrong, he can get his point across with a stare. It's just as effective." WAS LONG-TIME AIDE McCafferty, after serving 10 years as an assistant coach at Kent State University and 11 more under Weeb Ewbank and Shula with the Colts, was still a virtual unknown. As Baltimore advanced to Sunday's Super Bowl showdown with Dates Cowboys after posting an 11-2-1 regular season record, plus two playoff victories, McCafferty has been deluged with questions. After 21 years as an assistant, McCafferty took over a team which owner Carroll Rosen-bloom thought should have won a league title last season instead of finishing second at 8-5-1. Quarterback Johnny Unitas says McCafferty's "handling of personnel is the big thing in his favor." "He's honest and fair with everybody, moves the players around to their best advantage and gets the best out of them. And, of course, he knows the game." FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Ask most professional football fans for their opinion of coach Tom Landry of Dallas Cowboys and the most frequent description would be that he is an emotionless human-computer. At 46 Landry is the dean of the National Football League coaches with 11 years' service as the only headmaster the Cowboys have ever known. He is indeed a football genius. Landry invented the 4-3 defensive alignment as an assistant coach for New York Giants. And when he came to Dallas as1 coach in 1960, Landry began work with eastoffs and suffered through an O-ll-l season. Dallas now has a 77-694 record in the Landry years, including five consecutive playoff trips and now a Super Bowl game with Baltimore Colts. This has been the toughest and yet most fruitful year for Landry, who took what he admits was a gamble and turned DOUGLAS EARNS RIGHT TO ADVANCE - Norma Douglas won the right to repreient lethbridge in the Southern Alberta women's curling finals Wednesday by downing Millie Snowden twice. With Douglas, left to right are third, Irene Lindsay, second Enid Pepper and lead Rirta Tarnava. Snowden had won the "A" section of the local play-down but lost two games to Douglas Wednesday. The southern playdowns get under way Tuesday at the Lethbridge Curling Club. Smaller football will be used Dallas from a finesse team Into a physical, run-oriented club this year. The gamble resulted from a questionnaire he sent out during the summer which asked the players what they thought was wrong with Dallas' failure in the playoffs. "It gave me an insight into their mental attitude," Landry said. He sadd most of the players agreed Dallas needed to take it more physically to their opponents. Landry decided that's what had to be done and he stepped on toes to do it. Things got bad. The Cowboys sank to 5-4 on Nov. 16 after a 38-0 whipping by St. Louis. Defensive line coach Ernie Stautner said "Tom wasn't surprised." "He had warned us this was coming. He said this team would sink and would either show character or stay under. It happened ... and thank good ness they showed the character be thought they would." Dallas won its last seven con secutive games. HOUSTON (CP) - Ball handlers in the Canadian Football League won't have their bands quite as full next season-the ball will be smaller. It won't be much smaller, Commissioner Jake Gaudaur said Wednesday. The difference will be about a quarter of an inch, but "that quarter of an inch makes a tremendous difference." Gaudaur and the general managers of the nine CFL clubs are here for business meetings in conjunction with the conven- tion of the American Football Coaches Association. "Our specifications are the same as those of the National League," Gaudaur said. "The maximum girth is 21% inches and the minimum is 21V*. In the NFL, they have been sticking to the minimum requirements whereas in Canada we have been operating on the maximum. Now there will be no leeway-the ball will have to be 21V4 inches around." The ruling came following a request by the CFL Players As- sociation, whose lawyer John Agro said: "We think the guys can handle a smaller ball better in rough weather. We feel it would cut down on fumbles and fumbles spoil a game." The general managers worked all day Wednesday, but still couldn't meet the Gaudaur stipulation that they settle on an exhibition schedule by 6:00 p.m. Gaudaur had told them that if they did not have one ready then, he would impose one of his own. Sam Oegg to Blades CALGARY (CP) - Calgary Centennials of (he Western Canada Hockey League said today they have acquired left winger Doug Horbul from Saskatoon Blades. Scotty Munro, Centennial coach and general manager, said the highs coring Horbul was obtained in exchange for goalie Sam Clegg of Kamloops Rockets of the British Oolum bia Junior Hockey League. The Rockets are the Centennials farm club. Sain Clegg played last sea son for Lethbridge Sugar Kings of the Alberta Junior Hockey League before joining the Rockets. He is rated as one of the top goaltenders in the B.C League. SPOUTS ANDY CAPP Namath says NFL is guilty CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -John Brodie, San Francisco 49ers' quarterback, was expected to testify today before a federal grand jury here investigating the National Football League for possible anti-trust violations. Controversial quarterback Joe Namath of New York Jets and Dave Parks, New Orleans Saints' tight end, appeared before the jury Wednesday and were critical of the powers of NFL owners and of commissioner Pete Rozelle. "There is no doubt about anti-trust violations," Namath told reporters. "They (the jury) asked for my opinion and I told them." He cited the common draft of college players and standard player contract as examples of anti-trust violations, saying: "A college player may not be happy about being drafted by a certain club, but he can't do anything about it. The same with a player who's not happy with his contract." Parks, 29, said the jury queried him on his transfer from San Francisco to the Saints in 1968. He claimed that Rozelle used his case as an example to discourage other players from playing out their options and to discourage owners from signing players who became free agents by playing out their contract. Parks said Rozelle's powers should be curtailed. SALES REPRESENTATIVE Wholesale Auto Parts Sales Representative ; REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Good basic pay, plus commission, car expense account and company group benefits, to cover south Alberta and Fernle, B.C., area. This opportunity will require a fully experienced person. CONTACT THI PARTS MANAGER FRED KING MOTOR CO. LTD. 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