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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Thursday, July 15, 1971 THE SHOW GOES ON - Muhammad Alt, left, as he is held by Fraz- troduced at the start of Frazier's four rounds of exhibition fighting. Ali is ler's handlers as World Heavyweight Champion Joe Frazier walks around training to meet his former sparring partner, Jimmy Ellis, for a 12-round with his hands held high. The bit of showmanship came as Ali was in� fight in the Houston Astrodome on July 26, Rod Glass, 18, dies in hospital Outrider killed in chuckwagon accident CALGARY (CP) - A young competitor in chuckwagon racing at the Calgary Stampede died in hospital Wednesday night after being trampled by a horse. He was identified as Rod Glass, 18, of High River. He fell from his mount while acting as an outrider for a wagon driven by his father. His mother was broadcasting the race for a local radio station when the accident occurred. It happened shortly after the start of the third of 11 heats as the four wagons raced for the first turn on the half-mile dirt track. Witnesses said Glass was run over by a horse ridden by another outrider from one of two wagons which collided a split second earlier. Officials said it was only the second fatality in 47 years of chuckwagon racing at the Stampede- The other occurred in 1960 when a driver was killed in a race. In the bull riding compe- tition, the most dangerous event in rodeo, Bill Nelson of San Francisco, held onto first place, with two days left in the second of two four-day go rounds. Nelson's first-place 71 points was scored Tuesday. An arena record of 4.7 seconds in steer wrestling set Tuesday by Fred Larson of Sheridan, Wyo., still held up Wednesday. Kenny Call of Blanco, Tex., was timed at 10.9 seconds in calf roping Tuesday and this time also withstood pressure from competitors Wednesday, as did the second-place 11.5 of Jim Gladstone of Oardston. Meanwhile there were no Canadians in the top three of each of the bronc events which ended their second of three go Comets belt Nanton 7-3 In bantam lacrosse action the Lethbridge Comets dumped the visiting Nanton bantams 7-3 at the Adams Ice Centre Wednesday night. Dave Jackson paved the way with two goals while Glen Van Duren, Henry Van Egteren, Dave Sazlaski, Tim Emerson and Mike Dorchak added singletons. The Lethbridge Midgets had a harder time and were bombed by the Nanton Midgets 19-2. The newly formed Lethbridge club .iscked a lot of experience and couldn't keep up to the Nanton crew. Tim Emerson and Dave Jackson notched the Lethbridge markers. New luxury inside �Uh famous go-anywhere 4-Wheel Orive TtSr&UVt THi 2-CAR CAR TODAY Jeep' 2F UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Ave., 3rd St. S. Phone 327-2805 I'LL STAY IN 'ERE JUST AS LOW AS I FLIPPIN1 WELL PLEASE.' ANDY CAP? Sport of all sorts THREE-WAY TIE RED DEER (CP) - Three players tied for the lead Wednesday after the first round of the 54-hole Alberta Junior Golf championships. Brent Bailey, 18, and 16-year-old Murray Thomas, both of Edmonton, and 18-year-old Don Snowdon of Calgary each shot three-over-par 75s at the 6,743-yard Red Deer Golf and Country club to top the field of 113. OUSTS CHAMPION TORONTO (CP) - Jocelyne Bourassa of Shawinigan Falls, Que. charged from behind with a barrage of birdies Wednesday to win the Ontario ladies golf championship, ending the three-year reign of Marlene Stewart S'treit. U.S. OWNERSHIP EDMONTON (CP) - Edmonton Intern a t i o n a 1 Speedway, site of numerous international car - racing events, will be run by a United States firm at least until the end of the year, it was announced today. General Racing Inc. of South-port, Conn., has been hired to manage and promote the track. No fee was announced. HALL OF FAMER DIES VANCOUVER (CP) - Walt Lee, a member of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, died Wednesday en route to hospital. LIKES TO SCRAP HOUSTON (AP) - Heavyweight Jimmy ElUs admits he sometimes gets in trouble with his manager Angelo Dundee because he likes to wade into opponents, but Ellis doesn't think he'll have any trouble with Muhammad Ali. rounds Wednesday at the Calgary Stampede. Clyde Vamvoras of Devol, Okla., won the bareback go round with 78 of a possible 100 points. Tied for second were Joe Alexander of Cora, Wyo., and John Edwards of Red Lodge, Mont. In the saddle bronc go round, J. C. Bonine of Hysham, Mont., was first with 76 points for $1,384. Tom Tate of Sheridan, Wyo., who won $692 for top place in the first go round, was second Wednesday with 73 points for $1,097. Third go rounds in the bronc events began today and the finals in all events are Saturday, last day of the stampede. Tom Dorchester of Edmonton continued his domination of the chuckwagon races Wednesday night with his third consecutive victory in the Stewart Ranch rig from Airdrie. Dorchester prodded his four horses into pulling the 1,300-pound wagon around the half-mile track in one minute 9.25 seconds for a six-day aggregate of 7:10.11. The second and third places remained unchanged as Ralph Vigen of Grande Prairie and Allen Brown of Dawson Creek, B.C., won their respective heats. Vigen, in the R. J. Keen outfit from Fort Nelson, B.C., was clocked at 1:09.96 for an aggregate of 7:11.99 - 13-100ths of a second behind Dorchester. Brown's rig, owned by Ken Borek of Dawson Creek, went around in 1:10.55 for an aggregate of 7:15.15. Credit grantors gain victory The Credit Grantors smashed their way to a 17-11 victory over the City of Lethbridge in City Businessmen's Fastball League action Wednesday night. Sig Dobler earned the win on the mound while Greg Binnings suffered the loss. Hans Tiedman belted a three-run homer for the Credit Grantors while Bob Schmor added four safeties. The question remains, can Blue win 10 games? By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vida Blue's drive to become a 30-game winner, and the first southpaw pitcher to do so in 40 years, will command attention in the second half of the major league baseball season which resumes today after the all-star break. The 21-yeaf-old star for Oakland Athletics, winning pitcher for the American Leaguers in Tuesday's All-Star game, is scheduled to go after his 18th victory Friday night against Detroit Tigers. Blue compiled a 17-3 record before the break. In his last start July 9, he pitched 11 scoreless innings against California Angels and struck out 17. The Athletics went 20 innings before beating the Angels 1-0, but Blue was not involved in the decision. Not since Robert Moses (Lefty) Grove compiled a 31-4 record for the old Philadelphia Athletics in 1931 has a southpaw been a 30-game winner. Sandy Koufax came closest in 1966 when he won 27 for Los Angeles Dodger's. Denny McLain, a right han-der, was the last 30-game winner in the majors when he had a 31-6 record for Detroit in 1968. Is Blue ahead or behind the Minor baseball The Tigers came out with their bats swinging and clobbered the Orioles 23-1 in Lakeside Little League playoff action Wednesday night. Greg Olshaski hurled hitless ball for three innings and gave way to Darren Pepper who went the rest of the way giving up only one hit. The Orioles used five pitchers, but couldn't contain the Tiger's bats. Guy McNab belted a home run and three singles to lead the Tigers at the plate while Dale Seaman, Ken Lang and Pepper all chipped in with two singles apiece. George Haraga spoiled the no-hitter with a single. The Cubs eliminated the Expos with a slim 5-4 triumph in Norcrest Little League action last night. Rocky Wells picked up the mound verdict fanning nine and allowing four hits while Ron Swartz suffered the loss being tagged for five hits. Theo DeGroot led the winners with two singles and Tim Richards aided with a double while Swartz managed a double and a single in a losing cause. Brad Brown also poked out a double for the Expos. Contractors gain shutout The Contractors had their eyes on the ball and shut out the Labor Club 9-0 in the only game scheduled in the Senior Men's Fastball League Wednesday night. Ron Zasadny earned the mound victory giving up only four hits while Kaye Elliot suffered the loss. In the hitting department Barry House slashed a home run and a triple while Don Dietzen showed he had powers in the opposite field as he smacked a home run over the left field fence. Dennis Ob erg and Garth Lamb both added two singles apiece in the victory. For the Labor Club Richard Jankowiak managed two singles. Colorful rig catches spectators' eyes Sundown Hank's outfit draws attention CALGARY (CP) - When the chuckwagons careen out of the infield to creak and rattle around the track at the Calgary Stampede, ttie outfit of Sundown Hank catches the eye. It is bright orange, just like the evening sun which casts an eerie light over the grounds at race time. And that, other than the determination of Hank Markus in the face of tribulation, is the only thing outstanding about the rig. The 46-year-old small rancher and full-time trucker from Lethbridge, has been known as Sundown ever since he was 15 years. But following his adventure into racing a four-wheeled wagon pulled by four straining horses, hard luck Hank would have been more appropriate. His misfortunes started the firs; time he held the reins. "There were two of us driving, which was a stupid thing to do. "We went no further than 40 feet when the horses suddenly jerked. "I flew over the side and the wagon rolled over my leg. It still troubles me some." He patted his left leg, which was broken, then paused to add: "I'm a patient man." But then, he has to be. His forays onto tracks in Southern Alberta and the United States are filled with tales of stubborn horses, runaways, lost stoves, dragged poles, late, outriders, crushed barrels, bad breaks and poor luck. "Sure, I get a little discouraged every now and then. "But after a while I started hearing the rattle of the wagon. It's the novelty - the rattle of the wagon - that appeals to me. It always has. "I lost more jobs in my younger days because of  tills feeling for chuckwagons. "Whenever there was a stampede, I just had to go. I ad-ways told the boss that I had to go home for a few days, but they soon caught on where I was going." Some things have happened to Sundown so many times, he's come to expect them but unlike many drivers he's never killed a horse on the track. "I should've with all the runaways I've had. Now I know I'm going to have a runaway at least once a year and I've resigned myself to it." He blames part of his lack of success on his failure to master the barrel turns �- a figure eight around two barrels at the start of the race - and constant changes in the four outriders who accompany each wagon. "I don't feel that bad about not winning. I'm resigned to that, too. "Naturally, I'd like to win, but there's got to be some losers in the world. "It hurts to lose money, but I come here prepared to pay my expenses. Any money I may win is profit in that sense." Nine days of racing at the Stampede cost him about $800, not including his investment in horses, equipment and time. At the Stampede this week, Sundown's outfit was running true to form. Monday, the horses of two of his outriders bolted. The wagon went one direction, the two horses another and the outriders a third with the result he picked up 13 seconds in penalties. Tuesday, his horses headed for a competitor's barrel, knocked it over and tangled with an outrider of the competing wagon. No one was injured but the snarls prevent Sundown from completing the race and for the eighth consecutive year he was out of the running for top prize money. He did finish ahead of other wagons in one category; be won the prize for the best wagon in the Stampede parade, McLain 1968 pace? If Blue beats the Tigers Friday he will be even with McLain, who won his 18th on July 16, 1968 with a 4-0 shutout over Oakland. Even if Blue fails to become a 30-game winner, the Athletics seem headed fof the AL West title. They hold a commanding liyz-game lead over Kansas City Royals. In the AL East, Baltimore Orioles, defending world champions, lead runner-up Boston Red Sox by 5Vz games. In the National League East, Pittsburgh Pirates are 10 games in front of New York Mets and Chicago Cubs, with St. Louis Cardinals 11 back. San Francisco Giants ar'e six games ahead of the runner-up Dodgers in the NL West. San Diego Padres play tonight at Pittsburgh and will try to snap the Pirates' six-game winning streak. The slumping Mets, beaten in six' straight, are at Houston. Elsewhere in the NL, Philadelphia is at Chicago, Los Angeles at Atlanta, S'an Francisco at Cincinnati and Montreal at St. Louis. In the AL, Baltimore is at California, Chicago at Washington, Milwaukee at New York and Minnesota at Boston. Race results CALGARY (CP) - Race results Wednesday from Victoria Park. First $1,400 claiming, 3-year-olds, 7 furlongs Go Show (Whittle) 3.70 3.20 2.70, Magic Mom (L. Wiseman) 7.30 4.60/ Johnny Red (Kipling) 6.40. Time: 1:27 3-5 Andy's Rouser, Charlie O, Cordova Bay, Renowned Page, Cosmls County also ran. Second $1,400 claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs Rare Domingo (Watson) 4.80 4.00 2.70, Hey Joker (Rycroft) 4.90 3.10. Anticipation (Barroby) 3.60. Time: 1.27 Sickles Queen, Golden Foam, Squib, Chinos Idol, Gold Medalist also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: 118.11. Third $1,400 claiming, 2-year-olds $ furlongs Mr. Tltui (Stadnyk) 3.40 2.30 2.20, West Wind Hope (Hunt) 2.50 2.30, Already Joyful (D. Wiseman) 3.10. Time: 1:01 1-5 Summer Beau, Ami D'Amour, Iffy'* Daughter, Klondike Lure, Brown Marine also ran. QUINELLA: $4.99. Fourth $1,600 claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs Klllam (Whittle) J.10 3.90 3.0O, River Hawk (Rasmussen) 7.90 5.10, Keno Kid (Hedge) 4.70. Time: 1:25 4-5 Merry Muffef, More Money, Crow's Mile, Feathers Inn, Chained Flag also ran. Fifth $1,400 claiming, 3-year-olds, 7 fur-longs Hopping Hope (Kipling) 13.40 7.40 6.10, Daska (Haynes) 6.10 4.70, Fleet Flitter (Rycroft) 3.60 Time: 1:27 War Glee, Bhal Force, Doolln Prince, Swing Leader, Viva Hope also ran. EXACTOR: $109.20. Sixth $1,700 claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs Sinful Pappa (Kipling) 4.60 3.60 2.60, Hermlne's King (Barroby) 6.60 4.30, His World (Jackowlak) 3.40. Time: 1:24 4-5 Vast Opportunity, Paddygoeasy, Car-mengay, Raider Boy, Nob Nova Foil also ran. Seventh $1,800 claiming handicap, 4-year-olds and up, 1% miles Redirect (Hedge) 10.10 6.00 5.20, Out On Ball (Rasmussen) 3.70 3.00, Gay Circle (Stadnyk) 4.60. Time: 2:20 3-5 Shy Pirate, Diplomedo, Tur'ana, On The Go also ran. Eighth $T,400 claiming, 4-year-olds and up, 7 furlongs Tropical Treasure (Hunt) 8.60 3.90 3.70, Silver Dandy (D. Wiseman) 10.50 4.10, Miss Kaysuecon (Jackowlak) 3.60. Time: 1:27 3-5 Shock Troop, Bonny Airs, Anita D, Tiger Tuff, Over Current also ran. QUINELLA: $38.40. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE , East W L Pcf. GBL Pittsburgh ... . 57 31 .648 - New York ..... 46 40 .535 10 Chicago....... 47 41 .534 10 St. Louis ...... 46 42 .523 11 Philadelphia . . 39 50 .438 18Vi Montreal ...... 34 54 .386 23 West San Francisco . 55 35 .611 - Los Angeles ... 49 41 .544 6 Houston ....... 43 44 .494 lO'/a Atlanta ....... 44 48 .478 12 Cincinnati ..... 41 51 .446 15 San Diego ..... 33 57 .367 22 TODAY'S GAMES San Diego Roberts (7-8) at Pitts-burgh Blass (10-4) II Philadelphia Wise (9-7) at Chicago Holtzman (8-9) Montreal Strohmeyer (2-2) and Stoneman (10-9) at St. Louis Carlton (12-5) and Reuss (8-8) TN Los Angeles Osteen (9-6) at Atlanta Reed (9-6) N San Francisco Cumberland (5-0) (it Cincinnati Gullett (9-3) N New York Gentry (7-7) at Houston Forsch (5-2) N LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Torre, StL ...... 343 53 123 .359 W. Davis, LA ... 360 57 126 .350 Brock, StL ...... 346 67 120 .347 Clemente, Pgh ... 304 52 1 04 .342 Pepitone, Chi ... . 249 34 85 .341 Beckert, Chi ... . 336 52 111 .330 Garr, Atl ....... 366 62 119 .325 Cash, Pgh ...... 283 56 91 .322 M. Alou, StL ... . 431 37 106 .320 Stargell, Pgh ... . 281 56 90 .320 Homa runs: Stargell, 30; H. Aaron, Atlanta, 24. Runs batted In: Stargell, 87; H. Aaron, Atlanta, 24. Pitching 10 decisions: Ellis, Pittsburgh, 14-3, .824; Gullett, Cincinnati, 9-3, .750. AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L Pet. Baltimore ..... 55 32 .632 Boston ........ 49 37 .570 Detroit....... 47 39 .547 New York ..... 41 47 .466 Cleveland..... 38 51 .427 Washington ... 34 52 .395 West Oakland ...... 56 31 .644 Kansas City .. 43 41 .512 Minnesota ... .. 41 46 .471 California ..... 42 50 .457 Chicago ....... 38 47 .447 Milwaukee .... 37 48 .435 GBL 5Vj 7>/2 14V:i 18 20 Vi 11'/� 15 16Vi 17 18 TODAY'S GAMES Detroit Lolich (14-6) at Oakland Dob-son (8-0) N Baltimore Dobson (10-4) at California Me5sersmi!h (8-8) N Cleveland McDowell (8-8) at Kansas City Drago (10-4) N Chicago Wood (9-5) at Washington ELSman (6-10) N Milwaukee Pattln (8-9) at New York Stottlemyre (9-7) Minnesota Perry (12-7) at Boston Tlant (0-3) N LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pet. Olive, Min . ... 270 49 101 .374 Murcer, NY ... . 302 52 103 .341 Otis, KC ....... 322 50 102 .317 Ro(as, KC ...... 289 39 91 .315 Buford, Bal..... 252 47 78 .310 Kallne, Det ...... 238 41 73 .307 Relchardt, Chi ... 204 43 72 .300 Tovar, Mln..... 349 46 104 .298 Home runs: Cash, Detroit, 20; Melton, Chicago, 20; R. Smith, Boston, 18. Runs batted In: Killebrew, Minnesota, 60; Petrocelll, Boston, 57; F. Robinson, 57. Pitching 10 decisions: Cuellar, Baltimore, 13-1, .929; Blue, Oakland, 17-3, .850. D Available in 6 in. dia., 38 ft. length 8 in. dia., 37,43,50,56,63, and 70 ft. lengths DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR, MAYRATH AUGERS MOVE IT FASTER AND EASIER. OVE* 5J< Of *U *UG�dS ON MEMS �BE COMPTON. ILLINOIS YOUR ALBERTA DISTRIBUTOR ELRICH TIRE LTD, COMPLETE TIRE SALES I SERVICE 402 1st Ave South Phone 327-6886* or 327-4445 ;