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Lethbridge Herald {Newspaper} - 1974-01-15,Lethbridge, Alberta % Pat Sullivan The sophistication oí a race me«t at Aspen, Colo. rMjf have been lacking but honest to goodness work can often make up (or * **^Saturday and Sunday West Castle played host to the Ca«»-Ani ski races. Skiers wearing the colors of Canada, the Unlteo States and even Sweden were on hand for the two days of acuon and there was plenty of it.    ^    . Stagtng Can-Ain calibre racing is not new to the people of West Castle but then, by the same token, it it far from old bat.. Each set of races held at West Caítíe is yet another step in the preparing of officials at the resort W miles west of Lethbridge in the Rockies just beyond Pincber Creek, What are they preparing for? The 1975 Canada Winter Games next Feb. West Castle barring any unforseen avalanches or blizzards, will be the site of the skiing oompeu* lion next year.    ^ ^ It was my first visit to West Castle, and to say the l^asM was impressed. Never having ventured down a snow covered slope a ski resort has little appeal for me,    , ^However, the races were newsworthy so Rick ErviB, Herald photographer, Richard Burke and myself ventured west Sunday morning. I had been warned of the road into West Castle but found it to be not alt that bad. Let’s put it this way, it could have been worse. But the slopes themselves were a site to behold. Now, I have watched some skiing on television. Professionals like Jaun Claude Killy and Spider Savage impress me as they go hurtling down the slopes. But there I was up about 1,000’ on the senior slope watchii^ those Can-Am youngsters flashing by at speeds in excess of 40 miles an hour. The runs at West Castle, I was told on good authority, range from 1,300’ to 2,000' with a vertical drop of 45 degrees- Or, picture it this way. Stand at the top of the slope at W«t Castle and look down at your shoe. You’ll find a very clear picture of the lodge at the bottom right of your big toe. It appears to be almost straight down. * 9 * One official at West Castle summed up the future and the hosting of the Winter Games by making it clear that a lot has to be learned.    , ^ ^ Little things like some sort of a program to let you know the skiers and their numbers. A public address telling you who is currently on the hill. Little things, yes, but each must be ironed I’m sure, just having seen the people at work Sunday, that all will work out just fine. While the slope took its toil during the competitions aU of the skiers this reporter talked to found the hospitality to be second to none. The people of Pinther Creek staged a get together for the competitors Saturday night and opened their homes to the skiers for billeting.    ^ This can mean a great deal to a youngster of 15 who is a long way from home in surroundings that are familiar only as long as he or she is competing. West Castle’s facilities impressed the selection committee of the Canada Winter Games. A lot of young skiers will be a long üme forgetting the toughness of the slopes. With a few minor adjustments, which will come from experience, West Castle and its people will stay where they started a year ago, right on target for 1975. ______________________ ^ Added Longhorn strength . ,    *    I.    Al Hatt Reid Johnson and Gary Meers. At right is coach Stan Maxwell Lethbridge Longhorns, looking to vacate the cellar or the Al-    against the Pass otils tonight at Henderson berta Junior Hockey League, signed four newcomers i .sf prior t who win rut. i-tuu ay    a the deadline. Joining the club are. left to right, Laurie Reno, Dennis a* e'9ht o clocK,    ____ Merger unlikely despite settlement NHL-WHA off-lee feud is ended Boys and Girls Skate Exchange ^ sharpened I Shined I New Laces I Sanitized 46” 89«® TACKS and JUNIOR TACKS by COM Junior Tacks ...... Regular Tacks ...... BERT & MAC’S CYaELTD. 9133rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 CLOSED MONDAY 0pinThnrt.SFri.Till9^M "Serving South Afberla lor over 30 years Billie jean lops women NEW YORK (AP) - Billie Jean King, who beat Bobby Riggs in her continuing crusade to upgrade the image of women in sports, today was named 1973 female athlete of the year by The Associated Press. Ms. King, as she prefers to be addressed, was the overwhelming choice in the voting of AP member sports writers and broadcasters. She received 487 votes, compared with 146 for Olga Korbut, the Russian gymnast who received the 1972 honor last year for her Olympic performance. Golfer Kathy Whitworth, who was athlete of Uie year in 1905 and 1966, was a distant third with 34 votes, followed by Margaret Court of Australia, winner of the French. Australian and United States open tennis championships, with 20; swimmer    Keena Rothhammer, 11; track star Mary Decker, 9, and tennis pro Chris Evert. 7. Ms. King, who also was named AP athlete of the year in 1967, was overshadowM by Mrs. Court on the 1973 pro tennis tournament trail. I^IAL TOP ouality SNOWMOBILE CLOTHING •    SUITS •    JACKETS . boots 50<^ Off! limited quantityi WILLIAMS RANCH & FARM Equlpmint Ltd. 421-33rriSI. N..LKIiferi«|i NEW YORK (CP) - Longdistance lines buzzed with legal talk today as lawyers and owners of the National Hockey League and World Hockey Association moved toward a peaceful settlement of their 18-month war. The feud could end in a few days. The owners were under a court deadline to settle their differences, and there were rapid developments. Lawyers for both sides, and WHA trustees, met secretly in Washington during the weekend to hammer out a plan for peace. The WHA gave the outline of its plan to the NHL, and it included an end to all litigation between the leagues. The WHA would recoup from the NHL more than $1 million it-spent for legal fees in bringing more than f460 million m lawsuits against the NHL, Under the plan, the WHA would be assured of a place in the big tin:e, and even get some ^L co-operation. It did not call for any merger, although there was some concern that it might happen. Now, the pressure is on NHL owners to accept the plan, or at least some form of it, or do battle in the courts.    . "The powerful NHL will agree to virtually every demand by the WHA,” the New York Times said it has learned from “an unimpeachable source,” The source said these were the major areas of agreement between the leagues: GAMES PLANNED -At least 15 exhibition games will be staged between NHL and WHA teams next September; —The WHA will drop its anti-trust actions against the NHL and will receive about 11.5 million to cover its legal costs up to now; —Each league will recognize the other’s contracU and permit interleague trading of players who arc waived out of their league. “It takes a great load off everybody's mind and gets rid of a pile of expenses, ' the source said. A merger or possible common draft is impossible under current United States laws, the" source said. “There will be no merger between the leagues.'’ Don Reagan, general counsel and secretary of the WHA, said NHL and WHA lawyers were aiming for an out-of-court settlement in time to meet a Friday court deadline. In a telephone interview Monday from Los Angeles, Reagan said the deadline was set late last December by Judge Leon Higginbotham of the U.S. district court in Philadelphia. All the pending lawsuits between the leagues—about a dozen—were transferred to Philadelphia from various areas. Judge Higginbotham, in earlier rulings, threw out the reserves clauses as it existed in old NHL contracts, allowiiu the WHA to recruit NHL talent. If an out-of-court settlement is not possible. Judge Higginbotham is prepared to caU a trial March 18. CAMPBELL STEPS IN In Montreal, Clarence Campbell, president of the NHL. confirmed that the secret Washington meeting had been held, but said no NHL trustees were Involv^.. The Vancouver Sun said litigation would be dropped and the WHA would not challenge the NHL’s new player contract with the one-year option clause. The Sun placed the figure of the WHA’s legal costs at $1.9 million. •'There was no talk of a common draft or league merger because antl*tnist action by the NHL, Players’ Association would ’-certainly follow,” the Sun said. TuMday, JaiMiary ll, It74-THI LETHMIOOI NlKALO-9 Dolphins threatened MIAMI <AP) - Police threw a tight ring of security around Miami Dolphins’ coaches and players upon their arrival Monday at Miami International Airport because of telephoned threats. “What happened was that the city of Miami Police Department received a couple of calls threatening coach Don Shula and the team and security measures were taken," said Frank Ramos of the Dade County Public Safety Department, Four policemen rushed up the ramp when the door of the Dolphins’ airplane was opened. Police surrounded Shula and players on their departure from the airplane and accompanied Shula on a podium where he addressed 2,000 fans who welcomed the National Football League’s champions. 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