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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 12, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, July 12, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID 7 Records fall in great numbers at Edmonton EDMONTON (CP) Ten Ca- adian and five British records ell at the four-day Canadian ational swimming champion- nips that ended Sunday. All the records were achieved oy only five individual swim- mers and relay teams from one wimming club, Vancouver Dol- hins. At close of competition, An- 'ela Coughlan of Burlington, WELL KNOCK ME DOWN1 U.S. golfer Lee Trevino hits the turf, then turns to smile at the crowd, after sinking a long putt from the edge of the green in Saturday's British Open golf final round. Trevnio won third national title in four weeks with a 14- under par, final score of at Fort Macleod Canadians dominate Kasting shares top swimming honors Ont., and Bob Kasting of Leth- bridge, were named fe- male and male swimmers of 'he year, based on their results dur- ing the last 12 months. The two were not top performers at the meet although Miss Coughlan gained four gold medals and set one Canadian record. Kasting was the top per- former in last year's national competition and the points were Cubs come alive against Miners The Lethbridge Cubs took over sole possession of first ilace in the Southern Alberta Senior Baseball League with a convincing 15-8 victory over the Lethbridge Miners Sunday night. The victory knocked the Min- ers into second place with a 14-3 win-loss record while the Cubs moved up the ladder sit- ting at 15-2. Their two losses came from the hands of the Miners in their first two meetings earlier in the season. Al Ferchuk guided the Cubs fanning 11 in going the distance while Randy Wolstoncroft suf- fered the loss, but not before giving way to Rod Taylor in the fifth inning. In the hitting department Jim Campbell and Howard Hegge- dal proved that they belong with the league top ten hitters. Campbell drilled a home run Rodriguez By GARRY ALLISON Herald Staff Canadian cowboys dominated the Midnight Days rodeo in Fort Macleod over the weekend as they took tap honors in every event except the calf roping. The wind swept Midnight Stadium catered to close to rodeo fans over the two- day show. Warren Wuthier of Banner, Wyoming was the only Ameri- can hand to take home any sil- verware. Wuthier was the high point winner and also grabbed off top money in the calf roping event. He tied his calf in the fast time of 10 seconds flat and edged out the current world all around and calf roping leader, Phil Lyne of George West, Tex- as. Lyne put the wraps on his animal in 10.4 seconds. Third spot went to a New Mexico roper, Bud Farris, with a time of 10.7. The closest Ca- nadian was the present leader in Canada hi the roping, Jimmy Gladstone of Cardston. He fin- ished with a time of 11.9, well out of the money. The all around champion was Tom Bews of Pekisko, Alta. Bews was also top man in the saddle bronc riding, scoring 140 points on two horses. He mark- ed a 69 Saturday evening and his 71 Sunday afternoon gave him enough for the title. The only other man to stick to two saddle broncs was John Picray of Sundree. He finished with 138 points. WSf Hyland was third with a mark of 70. Allan Thorpe garnered 13( points astride two bareback horses and won that event Cardston's Lynn Jensen was in second spot with 126 points, fol lowed by Doug Flannigan of Madden with 113. John Dodds, presently in the lead for the Canadian bull rid ing honors, added to that leac with an easy win at Midnigh Days. Dodds was given 72 points aboard a Kesler bull called Bi; Sid and easily out distancec second place finisher Lawrence Hutchinson of Calgary. Hutch inson marked a 62. Third spo went to Myrtis Dighlman o1 Crochett, Texas with 60 points The competition in the stee wrestling event was extremelj keen with 10 competitors finish ing up under 5.8 seconds. Wes Ziffle, a veteran from Monitor, Alta., tossed his ani- mal in Uw superb time of four econds flat to win top money. Another veteran cowboy, Stan Veatherly of Botha, Alta., was lose behind with a time of 4.8 seconds. Third spot in the steer wrest- ung went to Darwin Lund of Taber with a time of five sec- nds flat, one tenth of a second aster than it took Banny Girit- tons, DeWlnton, to toss his catch. The ladies barrel racing hampion was Mary McGhie of Fruitvale, B.C. while second spot was taken by a Colorado acer, Cheryle Simons. Buddy Van Cleave of Taber won the wild cow race in a time of 17 seconds while the boys teer riding title went to Gor- die Thompson of Black Dia- mond. The cutting horse competition Conigliaro feels he's washed up BOSTON (AP) Tony Conig- fiaro, one of the American League's most feared sluggers until this season, went into se- clusion Saturday, insisting that he is all washed up as a player at the age of 28. The California Angeles' out fielder, who starred for Boston Red Sox until traded last Octo- ber, announced his retiremen in Oakland. Three hours later he flew to Boston. "This is the end of Tony C., he told sports writers at the air port. "I've learned that healtl is more important than money.' Conigliaro blamed failing sight in his left eye, severely damaged when he was hit by a pitch in 1967, a pinched nerve in his neck and shaky nerves. "I just can't see the said. "I have no depth perception in the left eye at all. I have a blind spot. This was no sudden decision. I've been thinkinj about retiring for some time." Hitting only .229 with four ho mers and 15 runs batted in Tony went O-for-8, striking ou five times, and was ejected fo a heated argument with the urn pires in the Angels' 1-0 loss i 20 innings at Oakland Frida night. wound up Saturday afternoon ith Shorty Freemrn riding )oc-0-Lina into the winners cir- cle Diane Kilebar with Fred )uke in the saddle placed sec- nd. The businessmen's wild cow ace saw the team of Buck lassey, Gerald Thompson and Vallace Daley cross the finish ine first. BEHIND THE CHUTES Mud, mud and more mud was he order of the day Saturday as the infield was just a series of hu-e puddles caused by a Bavy rain The work of Juck Massey and his crew had the arena in top shape, how- ever, for Sundays performance three bands the Alberta all Girls Drum and Bugle Band, he Cranbrook Girls Band and he Fort Macleod band pro- ided plenty of entertainment throughout the two-day show No serious injuries were reported Karl Doering and dickey Bagnell, rodeo clowned heir way into the good graces of everyone present. and as usual, the tough Kesler bucking stock proved a little too much ,o handle for a good number of he entrants. dies on to way hospital and a single while Heggedal poked out three singles. Bruce Gullett also added three hits in the Cub's 14 hit attack with a double and two singles while Ferchuk aided his own cause with stroking three singles. For the Miners Bob Turner had Ferchuk's number blasting two doubles and two stogies while Rick Campbell pounded a double and a single. Meanwhile the Cubs helped ;he Miners tune-up for the Al- berta Junior playoffs with an exhibition encounter Sunday af- ternoon. The junior playoffs will' be held in Lethbridge next weekend with four teams trying for the championship trophy which is currently held by the Miners. Bernie Sonnetag relieved Greg Lazaruk in the fourth inn- ing and went on to trim the Miners 10-9. Sonnetag fanned four and gave up six hits in gaining the come back victory while Tim Negrello suffered the loss strik- ing out 11, but allowing 14 hits. Heggedal paced the Cubs at the plate with three singles while Bruce Gullett hammered a triple and a single. Rick Campbell belted three doubles in a losing cause NUERNBERG, West Ger- many (AP) Pedro Rodriguez, Mexican Grand Prix driver who almost quit auto racing when his brother, Ricardo, was killed nine years ago, was fatally _in- jured Sunday in a crash during a European Interseries race. Rodriguez died enroute to hos- pita latter his Ferrari blew a front tire, smashed against wall at the Norisring and burst into a sheet of flames. The 30-year-old son of a Mexi- can millionaire took over the five-litre Ferrari 513-M, owned by Herbert Mueller, because an 8.1-litre BRM-167 Canam, which officially had been entered for him, was not ready. This was the racing debut for the 750 horsepower Ferrari, which struck the wall on the 12th lap of the 200-mile race. The race was delayed and then won by Chris Craft of England, in a 7.6-litre McLaren M-8 with an average speed oi 183.80 miles an hour. carried forward to help him to the 1971 award. Leslie Cliff of Vancouver, who had 33 points in this year's meet rom four firsts, four seconds and one third, was named top swimmer of the meet. She also set a Canadian record. The top male swimmer was Graham McLintock of San Diego, Calif., a Canadian citi- zen. He had 17 points from two firsts, two seconds and a third. The Vancouver Dolphins won the aggregate title by a wide margin over the Vancouver Am- ateur Swim Club, although com- pilation of the points-total was delayed. Ray Terrell of Britain was the top non-Canadian with five wins, including four British records. In Sunday's competition, Ter- rell broke the English and Brit- ish records in the freestyle, winning in 17 minutes, 9.5 seconds to better Alan Kim- ber's previous mark of Miss Coughlan won the 800- meter freestyle in a Canadian record time of 9.25.8. She held the previous mark of Miss Cliff broke the Canadian record in the women's 200- meter breaststroke Sunday al- though she finished second to Dorothy Harrison, the British record holder. Her time was breaking the record of held previously by Jane Wright of Oakville, Ont. Miss Harrison won in Vancouver Dolphins won their seventh and eighth relay events of the meet, completing a sweep of all eight events entered. The women's team of Donna Marie GUIT, Rose Marie Pepe, Miss Cliff and Wendy Cook won the 400-meter medley relay in They bettered their own previous Canadian record of The Dolphins men's 400-metre medley team of Jim Mac- Donald, Billy Mahoney, Ian MacKenzie and Bruce Robert- son tied their own Canadian record in winning their event. BIG YEAR FOR KASTING Bob Kasting of Lethbridgs and a former member of the Lions Amateur Swim Club was named Canada's male swimmer of fhe year in Ed- monton Sunday._____________ Americans top rodeo events CALGARY (CP) Cowboys from the United States con- tinued their domination of the Calgary Stampede rodeo events Saturday as they tightened their belts and went after scores set in the first too days of the stampede. Larry Mahan of Salem, Ore- gon, scored 79 of a possible 100 points in bareback bronc rid- ing and took over the lead from Sid Savage of Melrose, New Mexico, who scored 78 Friday. In saddle bronc competition, Tom Tate of Sheridan, Wyom- ing, scored a 78 to give him a three point edge over Ken Welch of Rosco, Texas. A 75-ppint ride Thursday by John Quintana of Eugene, Ore- gon, still was the best after Saturday's bull-riding competi- tion. The time of 4.7 seconds set in steer wrestling Friday by Steve Gramith of Timber Lake, South Dakota, is still the best time. In calf roping, Tim Prather of Chico, Texas, continues to reign with a time oM1.7 seconds set Friday. Meanwhile a rig from British Columbia has taken over the lead in the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede after three days of intense competi- "on. The R. J. Keen rig from Fort Nelson, driven by Ralph Vigen of Grande Prairie, Alberta, post- ed a time of one minute 17.59 seconds yesterday for a first- place aggregate of In second place after leading Friday is 1970 stampede cham- pion Tom Dorchester of Edmon- ton with an aggregate of Dorchester is driving the Stew- art1 Ranch outfit from Airdrie, Alberta. Third is Ken Borek's wagon from Dawson Creek, British Co- lumbia, driven by Allen Brown. Their aggregate is We choose our )arieymalt careMyasyo choose your beer. "Good enough" malt just isn't good enough for Calgary Export Lager Beer. So our brewmastcr, who loves his beer, selects his barley malls with the devoted care of a true connoisseur. Are they properly crisp yet tender? Have they the right, slightly mellow flavour? Our brewmaster won't lake no for an answer. He won't com- promise on the ingredients that go into his beer, so you won't have to compromise on the flavour that pours out of every bottle of Calgary Export Lager. It's good. Always good. Because we're not satisfied with just "good Rclow, Srewmaster A. J. Kerr and Assistant Brewer R. Piesanen visually inspect malting barley before lab quality tests begin. Three victories for Bailey Lawrence Bailey was tile top SAAR member in the V-8 Sportsman class as he cruised to three victories at the Leth- bridge Exhibitioii Speedway Sunday night. Bailey started Ihe evening off on the right foot as lie picked up back to back victories win- ning the V-8 main and the first V-8 heat event run off. Wayne Bailey ended the win- ning stnsak at two winning the next heat dash, but watched the flying Lawrence Bailey come back to win the V-8 main. In "B" class competition three Calgary drivers took home four out of six events. Lloyd Ebby led the way as he gained two victories winning tho "B" main and a heat dash. Dave Smith of Calgary took homo the only other trophy up for grabs in the "B" class com- petition winning tho speed dash while Fred Finder rounded out the Calgary victories with a first place finish in a heat dash. Dave Stilgoe and Jack Rob- erts, both from Lethbridge gained a victory apiece. No one driver dominated (lie "C" class compctitioon as six racers carted home a first place finish. Tho two trophy events went to Gene Dick of Lelhbridgc and Frank Marini of Mcdicino Hat. Dick won the speed dash while Marini was tops in the "C" main. Other "C" class victories went to Rick Richardson, Max Oortli, Gary Loewcn and Stan Prascach in heat dashes. The featured powder puff event went to Marj Mercer of Lethbridge as she outclassed all .the oilier females behind the wheels. nataratfy fff MM firewedby beerlovers ;