Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Loses in "A" final Beaton last chance for south foursomes Beatrice Mayer of Calgary staged a late comeback Wednesday afternoon at the Lethbridge Curling Club and as a result won the "A" title at the Southern Alberta women's curling playdowns. Mayer awaited the winner of the "B" final to decide a representative at the Alberta finals set for Calgary Feb. 1, 2 and 3. The Calgary foursome came back from a three-point deficit to trim Polly Beaton of Medicine Hat*-- 1-- HARAGA ADDED - Arnold Haraga, of Skiff, was added to the guest list of the Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner set for trw Exhibition Pavilion Feb. 6, it was announced cday. Haraga added to guest list The Lethbridge Kinsmen dub today announced that Arnold Haraga has been added to the guest list for the 18th annual Kinsmen Sportsman's Dinner. Meanwhile, a special event has been added to this year's dinner set for Feb. 6. Haraga, a native of Skiff, Alberta, was the winner of the 1970 Canadian Ail-Round Rodeo Championship. Toting 170 pounds on his five foot nine inch frame, Arnold competes' in calf roping, steer wrestling and bare - back riding events. In addition to whining the All-Round Rodeo Championship, Haraga won the Canadian Steer Wrestling title last year. Haraga, who spends half of his time farming, says he rodeos because he enjoys it and is planning to spend some time this summer on the circuit in the United States. Joining Haraga at the head table will be Tom Gorman, Rusty Staub, Sugar Ray Robin- MEN'S CUSTOM MADE HAIR PIECES Personalized and Professional Service . . . Jorgen personally ton-suits with each and every hairpiece customer. Thore ere no In between persons, and all consultations arc kept confidential. European craftmanship is utilized throughout the entire process, and only qualified personnel are employed by Viking Men's Halrstyling ltd., to assist In the construction of the hairpieces. II son, Johnny Bower and Ron Lancaster and emcee Ernie Af aganis. Tickets for the Dinner are on sale at Beyer's, Marcel's, and Williams Travel Agency. Saturday morning will be set aside for the youngsters "Meet the Celebrities" at the Civic Centre at 10 a.m. Admission is free for this unique opportunity for youngsters throughout Southern Alberta to meet and hear the head table guests at this year': dinner. Each guest will make few remarks and then sign autographs. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. and space will be limited so all young sport fans are encouraged to be there early. The Kinsmen Club is pleased to be able to let the youngsters hear and see these great sports personalities and looks forward to an excellent day of activities. Thursday, January 51, 1971 - THf LETHMIDOE NCKAtB - S) Second Min for Clifford SCHRUNS, Austria (CP) -World champion Betsy Clifford of Ottawa, disillusioned with her efforts when she flew home two weeks ago for a brief rest, returned to international skiing competition today and won her second big World Cup race of the season, the special slalom of the Golden Key competition here. Miss Clifford, a 17-year-old from Camp Fortune near Ottawa, finished ahead of Brut Lafforgue of France and Wil-trud Drexel of Austria. The Canadian champion, who won her world title at Gardena, Italy, last year, was clocked in one minute 33.50 seconds for two runs today. Miss Laf-forgue's time was 1:34.03 and Miss Drexel's 1:34.04. 11-8 in the "A" final. It was a heart-breaking setback for Beaton and her Gas City mates. Site fell behind to Mayer m the first end when the Calgary skip scored two. She wasn't to be denied her chance as she came back with three on the second end. Beaton stole singles on the next two ends to lead 5-2 after four. The fifth end saw Mayer come back with two to leave Beaton up one after six ends. Beaton came up with two more on the seventh end and took a three-point, 7-4, lead, But Mayer stormed right back and picked up a brace to narrow the lead to one again. In the ninth end Mayer scored three and had a one-point advantage heading home. Beaton missed with her last rock and the Calgary foursome counted two and with the win captured the "A" title. For Beaton it was a drop to the "B" division and an uphill battle. Beaton got back on the winning track with a 13-5 trouncing of Pauline Hougen of Foremost in the "B" semi-finals. Hougen had gained a berth in the semifinal after stopping Dode Warwick of Hanna 10-4. In the "A" semi-finals Beaton dropped Dorothy Dixon 8-4 while Mayer, who had a first round bye, belted Hougen 11-4. Darlene Borden won the right to meet Beaton in the "B" final as she came up with an 11-4 win over Annie Allen of Red Deer. Allen had edged Dorothy Dixon of Innisfail 9-8 in an earlier "B" encounter. In other "B" action Wednes day Norma Douglas of Lethbridge dropped a tough 13-10 marathon win to Marian Bate-man. Douglas had battled back from a three-point deficit after eight ends to tie the match 10-10 but Bateman came right back with three in the 10th end to clinch the victory. Other games saw Allen down Evelyn Lutz of Pincher Creek r. 2-4, Borden stop Joan Richardson of Calgary 8-6 and Warwick down Murial James of Gliechen 8-6. Meanwhile, the District 2 men's playdown gets under way Friday morning at the Curling Club commencing at nine. Seven rinks are in the battle for the berth in the southern Alberta playdowns which will be played in Medicine Hat Feb. 4, 5 and 6. Enso Baceda, Lawrence Len-non and Steve Gillies, all of the host club, Miro Tomasta of Coaldale, Tricky Oikawa of Picture Butte, Jerald Hutchison of Warner and Garth Nillsons of Wrentham will compete for the final berth. The Alberta finals are set for Calgary Feb. 12 and 13 with the Dominion finals to be played at Quebec City March 1-5. Warner Curling Club will be the site of the District 2 high school playdowns this weekend. Four rinks are still alive in the competition which will see the winner travel to Drumhel-ler Jan. 30, 31 and Feb. 1 for the Southern Alberta finals. The Alberta finals will be held at Lacombe Feb. 5 and 6 with the Canadian championships set for Kamloops, B.C. Feb. 22-27. Bob Lyon of Lethbridge, Dar-rell EUert of Milk River, Rick Ikibuchi.of Picture Butte and J^eonard Mueller will play for the right to advance to Drum-heller. Jackson, Lions ready to talk? OTTAWA (CP) - Russ Jackson and British Columbia Lions are expected, at last, to get together for a talk. Ottawa coach Jack Gotta Wednesday said in an interview he expects the Lions' management to get permission today to talk with the former Rough Riders quarterback. In a telephone conversation with B.C coach Eagle Keys, Gotta said it was decided that either Keys or B.C. executive manager Jackie Parker will Trotters cut loose tonight Laughs will undoubtedly be one a minute at the Exhibition Pavilion tonight. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters, who've been travelling the globe for 45 years, will present their fun-filled basketball and all-star variety show in the final stop of their current Western Can' &ds totffi They'll' meet the New York Nationals in a rib-tickling bas ketball session with some of the top acts in show business providing the pre-game and half-time entertainment. Contortionist Eddy Seifert, Tuffy Truesdale and his 455-pound wrestling bear. Victor, juggler Mike Brunn and Mexi co's hand-balancing duo, Ralph and Louis Gonzalez, are among the stars of the half-time show. The Globetrotters were purchased from the estate of their late founder, Abe Saperstein, three years ago for four mil lion dollars and their popularity continues to grow. They've attracted over 67 million fans the world-over during their lone and highly-successful career on the hardwoods. Following tonight's appearance in Lethbridge, they head for the United States and several dates before departing for an extensive tour of the Far East. Tickets for tonight's event are on sale at Doug's Music and Sports with the box office at the Pavilion opening at seven o'clock. All the action starts at eight o'clock. Bobsled spill kills brakeman CERVINIA, Italy (AP) Luis Lopez Solanes, brakeman of Spain's No. 1 bobsled, was killed today when his bob went off the track during trials for the World bobsled championships in this Italian Alpine resort. The Spaniard, who competed in a team with driver Eugenio Baturone, suffered fatal internal wounds in hitting a tree after the bob flew off the Blue Lake track for 50 metres. speak today with either David Lceb, Ottawa owner, or general-manager Frank Clair. Jackson retired from the Ottawa team after the 1969 season and the Lions must receive Ottawa permission before approaching him to break his retirement. Reports are that the Lions are prepared to pay Jackson as much as $100,000 to play. One Lions official is quoted as saying this figure has not been decided upon. But even if the Lions convince Jackson he should play for them, Gotta made clear they will have to give Ottawa some substantial talent for his services. ASKED FOR YOUNG Originally the Rough Riders were asking for halfback Jim Young as part of a package from the Lions for Jackson, still Ottawa property. That suggestion is believed to have fallen through. But Gotta said Wednesday: "... I want to make it clear I don't intend to wind up looking like a chump no matter what Russ decides. I don't want to stand in the way of Russ furthering his education plans and his chance of returning to football, but I made it clear to Eagle that we won't relinquish rights to Russ for a whole lot of garbage." Gotta also would like the matter cleared up in a hurry. The U.S. professional football draft takes place at the end of next week and Gotta wants to know where he stands by then. "If we're going to get some talent from the Lions in exchange for Jackson, it will affect our thinking when we start singning American players after the draft." Kiner, Berra contenders for Hall NEW YORK (AP) - Ralph Kiner, the one-time Pittsburgh home run king, and Yogi Berra, the squat catcher who was a key to some of the great New York Yankee teams, could step into baseball immortality today with election to the Hall of Fame. Kiner, now a broadcaster for New York Met games, and Berra, a Mets' coach, were considered the leading contenders for election into the Hall by members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The outcome of the election was to be announced this morning. Last year only Lou Boudreau, former Cleveland .star, was named to the shrine! Berra is eligible for the first time. To become eligible a candidate must be inactive as a player for five years. Berra retired as a player in 1963 and managed the Yankees to an American League pennant in 1964 but he tried a comeback as a player with the Mets in 1965. VIKING MEN'S HAIRSTYLING 5th Street South Lethbridge Call Jorgen Today! 327-0150 Appointments made without obligation! Open Thurs. and Fri. 'Til 9:00 p.m. College football makes changes CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. (AP) - College football rules makers changed a blocking regulation Wednesday, hoping to reduce the number of knee injuries. In all, the NCAA football rules committee made 19 changes, but only three may be apparent to the fan-the blocking rule, one concerning kicks into the end zone, and a third allowing games to be shortened by agreement of the referee and the captains. The blocking change prevents what some players call "crack-blocking" toward the line of scrimmage-blocking a man below the waist-in an area within five yards of the present permitted clipping area. The present permissive clipping area is four yards on each side of the centre and three yards on each side of the line of scrimmage. Below-the-waist blocking is particularly deadly on sweeps where the defence is watching the ball carrier and any flanking player can, in effect, block toward the line as if it were a blind-side block. The new rule marked the first change in 30 years to restrict offensive blocking, David Nelson, committee secretary, said. MAY STIFFEN ROLE Chairman John Waldorf said the change was made because ot the committee's "great concern" with the number of injuries in college football. If this doesn't stop the injuries "we'll expand the rule, perhaps eventually banning all below-waist blocking." Another change which will be evident to fans will be the one making the ball dead on a kick from scrimmage-if it touches the end zone and if no player on the receiving team touches the ball before it lands. This rule is aimed at punts which land in the end zone but bounce back oh to the field of play because of backspin. Three of the rules passed involve shortening of the length of games. One changes the number of time-outs allowed from four to three for each team per half. Another states that after a penalty, the clock will be stopped only until the ball is ready for play, not, until the snap as previously. The third time change is one which allows the referee, with the consent of the two team captains, to shorten the length of the game. Circumstances which could lead to such a judgment migtit include natural disasters and possibly a runaway score by one team. Of particular interest to those who watched the Notre Dame- Texas clash in the 1970 Cotton Bowl is a rule change involving the use of substitutes to call time-outs. The new rule states that any substitute entering the game and calling a time out must be within 15 yards of the ball for the time out to be effective. In the Cotton Bowl game, a Texas substitute tackle, Randy Stout, rushed onto the field to call time out. The play was started anyhow and Texas fumbled the ball near its goal line. Despite Notre Dame's protest, the play was not allowed to stand. Other changes made it illegal to "spear," diving one's helmet into any opponent's body, and decreed that all fouls committed behind the line by the defence would result in penalties being walked off from the line of scrimmage, not from the point of foul. TO PLAY IN WINTER GAMES - Minnie Van Dieren, left, and Leona Voth will play In the women's basketball competition at t he Conado Winter Games set for Saskatoon, Feb. 11-19. Voth and Van Dieren are members of the University of Lethbridge Chinooks but will be in uniform for the University of Alberta Pandas- Outline problems involved Halifax wants franchise TORONTO (CP) - Commis-f, sioner Jake Gaudaur Wednesday outlined the problems posed by a Halifax application for a Canadian Football League franchise. A Halifax group, headed by Calgary businessmen, spoke in terms of an 18,000-seat stadium, Gaudaur said. He told them it would take an average attendance of nearly 22,000 to break even. "We are always interested in people who are anxious to field new teams for us," the commissioner said. "But I also considered it only fair to outline some of the problems involved. "For example, every road game for a Halifax team would involve a long and costly trip. "On the other hand, they've done a study down there which seems to show that there are more people within a 100-mile radius of Halifax than in the same area around Regina. And everybody knows that Regina has a very successful CFL franchise." Gaudaur said the group proposes to make formal application at the CFL semi-annual meeting in June. GOOD FOR SPORT "We can't write off the idea, Gaudaur said. "It could be proven that Nova Scotia or even the entire Maritimes could match Saskatchewan involvement with the Regina team. If that were to happen, it would be very good indeed for Canadian football." Stanley Lceppky, a 41-year-old Calgary chartered accountant is the prime mover in the project. He said he and his associates "feel that the area has enough population and football interest to make the team successful," and explain how it happened that Calgarians were involved. "A number of my associates in the oil business have been discovering the Atlantic area through the oil explorations going on there. They've gained a tremendous liking for the area. "Also, many of us feel that bringing the Maritimes into the CFL would be one more pro-confederation move that might help bind the country together." WORKS WITH GROUP Working with an initial $32,000 promotion fund, Leoppky is associated with a Calgary group including Harvey Prang, Len Kerkhoff, Charles F. Forster, Andy Brynt and Al Compton. Three locations are under consideration in the Halifax area, he said and contacts have been made with Premier Gerald Regan. "We've received encouragement of co-operation," he said. PELE HONORED PARTS (AP) - The French Academy of Sports awarded its president's prize to soccer star Pele of Brazil for. his contribution to three World Soccer Cup victories and for his exceptional career during which he scored more than 1,000 goals. The prize is for what is considered the greatest sporting exploit in the world. MEN! LEARN TO SWIM THE "Y's" WAY During The Month of February for Beginners or for Stroke Improvement FEBRUARY 1971 S M T w I * s - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 S 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 2223 24 25 26 27 2f � � * BRINO BATHING SUIT AND Towa Tuesdays-Feb. 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd Thursdays-Feb. 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at Noon 8 Lessons for $10.00 TUESDAY and THURSDAY NOON Each lesson concluded with a steam bath and shower and completed by 1 o'clock. REGISTER AT THE YMCA BY PHONING 328-7771 GOLF TUNE-UP FOR SPRING with J. H. (Jock) Brown (C.P.G.A. 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