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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 TUB IETHBR1DGE HERALD Ihundoy, July 23, 1970 MM Wagon Finals Tonight ______ ly Bill Thompson Leads With One Night Left A CLOSE BATTLE AS THE WAGONS GO AROUND THE LAST TURN AND HEAD FOR HOME Diving, Pole Vaulting Highlight Action Dps And Downs Will Decide Medals By BRUCE LEVETT Canadian Press Sports Editor EDINBURGH (CP) A cou pie of Canada's best gold meda chances at tie Commonwealt Games today depended on the pole vaulters went up anc how the divers came down. The divers were half-way there before today's finals began in the women's tower event. Beverly Boys and Nancy Roberston of Pickering, Ont. and Kathy Hollo of Saskatoon were 1-2-3 after Tuesday's pre- liminary dives. Owners Okay Federal Mediation NEW YORK (AP) The 26 National Football League own- ers agreed late Wednesday to accept federal mediation in their contract dispute the NFL Players Association bul called the labor strife "an im- passe with no immediate solu- tion." The owners, to a lengthy statement issued after two days of closed door meetings here, requested that mediation ses- sions be held in or near New York. AJmost simultaneously, J. Curtis Counts, director of the federal mediation and concilia- tion service, issued a statement !n Washington saying that the previously scheduled Wednes- day night meeting there be- tween owners' and the players association would not take place. The NFLPA, headed by Balti- more Colt end John Mackey, was in Washington for the me- diation session, which the play- ers bad requested last week. The owners, in a statement from George Halas and Lamar Hunt, presidents respectively of the NFL National and American Conferences, asked the NFLPA if it would direct Kansas City Chiefs, players to report to training camp provided it was prepare to play the July 31 game in Chicago .with the College All-Stars. There was no immediate reaction from the NFLPA. The Halas-Hunt statement said the owners consider the warring sides "days and possi- bly weeks apart." PUBLIC BINGO T6 GAMES JACKPOT LETHBRIDGE ELKS LODGE ROOM (Upstairs) IVERYTHURS.-gp.m. Bruce Simpson and Bob Raf- tis of Toronto had the whole job to do in the pole vault, although they have gone higher this year than anyone else in the field. Canada's gold medal total reached 10 Wednesday with no help from the swimmers and di- vers, who took the day off after accounting for1 seven. George Puce of Toronto broke the ice for the track and field team by capturing the men' discus and heavyweight Prior of Hamilton, Ont., cashec in on the last Canadian chanc for a weighlifting title. The other gold belonged t Even Forgot His Birthday Totally Excited EDINBURGH (CP) Russ Prior, 21, of Hamilton was so excited after he won the heavy- weight division in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday that he forgot his age. "Hey, how about that, I forgot I had a birthday about amonth said the second-year psy- chology student at McMaster University who says "a person has to concentrate so hard to bring out their best that it is al- most a form of self hypnosis." Prior's winning total was pounds and he attempted a lift of 425 pounds, hoping to break the Commonwealth record of "but I just wasn't ready." Prior opened with a press of 314 pounds, took it to 336 and then pressed 358 with ease U take the lead. "I knew I had it won when made that he said. knew no one was going to bea me." KEPT IT LOW His father Bob Prior, who is also the Canadian team coach said the opening weight was low 'because we wanted to be sure and we wanted to give him con fidence." After his third rift in the press, Ernie Morris of Frank- ford, Ont. was tied with D. Han- cock of England for seconc pla with 332% pounds. Prior then lifted 292 pounds, 308V2 pounds and 319% pounds in the snatch snatch gave him a Common- Says: Golfl Million Dollar Winner LOOK "DOWN" IN PUTTING Puttinjis tpicciseparl of the game. And it psys to be precise in your set- up for my putt. Because I want a square hit... the putterfice solutely perpendicular to the intended initial line of the putt... I always take i stance in which my eyes ire directly over the ball. I concentrate on the back of the ball, but my eyes 45 are nevertheless directly over it. Any other eye angle it apt to eause a mis-hit, and as you know anything less than "perfect" in putting is t complete loss. Look down and try to see the putterhead hit the ball on that square angle. You'll sink a lot of putts this way. (5. J) -t HAH. M. wealth record. The former rec ord holder, Louis Martin o England, was watching from the audience and gave Prior a victory salute. Then, hoping to establish Commonwealth record total, he opened with 38014 pounds in throbably would have lifted 420 n his final lift and maybe even ;ot the record after the compe- ition." But Prior, taking an extra 23 rounds more than his previous ift, simply pulled it off the floor and then dropped it. "I knew I couldn't make he said. Morris took the bronze medal when he failed on his final at- empt of the evening at 407% Munds and fell to the stage. He was not injured, but Bob Prior said the former Canadian cham- >ion "blacked out for a second rom oxygen starvation and wasn't able to stop the fall." When Morris failed at the 07% mark, Hancock, who had already hoisted 4002VV in the :lean and jerk, signalled that he was satisfied with the silver nedal and did not take his final lift. AGGRESSIVE SALES REPRESENTATIVE REQUIRED To ull Chrysler built oulomohilei and Irucki. Experience tin aiseF but not essential. This fs an excellent opportunity for the right person. APPLY IN PERSON TO IORNE FRANZ, SALES MANAGER FLEMING MOTORS LTD. Cor. 7th St. and 1st Ave. S. KNEE SURGERY LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Tennis star Billie Jean King im- dcrwerit surgery on her right knee Wednesday, and "came through said a hos- pital spokesman. Mrs. King, 26, has been consi- dered tlie world's greatest fem- ale tennis player for several years. She had previously un- dergone an operation on her left knee, Contractors Gain Victory In the Commercial Fastball League two games were on tap, but only one was played. The Contractors picked.up a 7-5 verdict over the Lethbridge Hotel in the only game played. Ron Zasadny gained the mound verdict for the Contrac- tors while Bob Oshaslrj suffered the loss. For the Contractors Don Diet- zen and Garth Lamb each stroked out a double and a single. Marv Nelson aided with j two singles. Jim Tratch pounded a home run and brother Ron poked out two singles in a losing cause. The Dallas had no competi- tion last evening with Nu-llode not being able to fill the line up. The M and K Generals will face the Dallas Cowboys at 7 o'clock while the Labor Club will tangle with the Lclhbridge Hotel tonight. Jamie Paulson of Calgary, win picked it up Tuesday night i; the badminton men's stogies. KEINO SCORES WIN While Games officials pan icked over a reported thr'ea against the life of Kipchog Keino, the great Kenyan mime cheerfully ran away from to opposition in the metre for his country's first victory. Anothef seasoned cam p a i g n e r, Lynn Davies, pu Wales in the win column for the first time in the long jump. There were double winners in both men's and women's sprints as Don Quarrie of Jamaica ara Haelene Boyle of Australia, tin winners at 100 metres, cairn through again in the 200. Mary Peters captured the pentathlon for Northern Ireland as Jenny Meldrum of Toronto her training interrupted for 17 months by the birth of a daugh ter, came back to take the third-place br'onze. Geoff Smith of Australia was the decathlon England ran its string of fenc- ing victories to sk in the women's" team foil and men's team epee, Scotland and Can- ada finishing second and third in both classes. .Ernie Morris of Frankford, Onl., picked up another Cana- dian bronze by finishing behind Prior and Dave Hancock of England in the heavyweight weightlifting and Australia's Ray Rigby closed out the com- petition by taking the super- leavywsight class. A photo finish between two Australians gave John Nichol- son the first cycling champion- ship in the scratch sprint. The pursuit was won by Ian Hallam of Eng- and. GAINS BRONZE Heavyweight Jack Meda. dis- qualified for holding his Ugan- dan opponent in a boxing semi- "inal, still managed to hold onto a bronze medal. Canada's 10-man wrestling earn made an auspicious start, rinning eight matches against wo losses and a draw. Welterweight Alfred Burr of Vinnipeg won two decisions, leavyweight Ed Millard of King City, Ont., middleweight Nick Schorl of Stratford, Ont., and light flyweight Ken Shand of Toronto escaped penalty points by pinning their oppo- nents. Winners by decision were light heavyweight Claude Pilon of Ottawa, featherweight Pat Bolger of Duttpn, and fly- weight David Stitt of Hanu'ltori. Lightweight Ole Sorenson of St. Catharines, Ont., earned a draw and the only losers were bantam Herb Singerman of Montreal and super-heavy- weight Mrrv Holden of New Westminster, B.C. Canada's entries in the lawn bowling pairs and singles im- proved their positions slightly but stayed near the bottom of the standings as Harry Elliott and John Henderson of West- mount, Que., had a win, a loss and a draw during the day and Harold Fulton of E.egina won one of his three starts. By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Writer Bill Thompson of Westerose, driving the Hi-Standard Char- lois rig of Wetaskiwin, chalked up his third straight win in Whoop-Up Days chuckwagon action but the three-day leader needed a miscue from Lee Price to retain his perch. Thompson, undisputed leader, in times, after three nights, was narrowly nipped at the finish line by the Lee Price rig but a one second penalty proved costly to Bob Baiid, of Castor, Price's driver. The Price rig, of Calgary, turned m a time of one min- ute, 14 seconds flat and appear- ed to have a four-tenths of a second margin over Thompson. Price, however, was assessed a one second penalty and had to settle for second spot. Third place in the second heat to the Russ and Eleanor Sedger outfit of Estevan, Sask. Driver Hally Walgenbach turn- ed in a time of with no penalties, to secure his hold on third place in the overall stand- ings. Heading Into tonight's fina action, which will get unde. way at seven o'clock, Thompson is the clear cut leader with a ammassed time of three min utes, 32.8 seconds. The Sedger outfit follows at jus ahead of Lee Price at Last night's first heat, over a soggy track, saw Doug Nelso drive his High River rig to vie tory in a time of just four tenths of a second faster than tlie Lyle Peterson rig of Ca' gary which was driven by Ron Davis. Lethbridge's L a r r Mead was third in a time of Heat number three saw Han) Markus earn a popular win Markus, driving his Sundown Hank outfit, pleased the parti san crowd by winning in a tim of In second spot was Les David of Calgary. Doing his own driving David was done in while third was Wen dall Eresman, also in his own rig, of Arrowwood in a time o with an additional five second penalty as hs had the misfortune of overturning a barrel. Close finishes highlighted the evening's action and tlie fourtl and final teat gave no grounc in the excitement departmenl as only two-tenths of a seconc separated OrvUle Burkinshaw and Foreign Car of Lethbridge. Halgenbach piloted the Bur- kinshaw wagon home in a time of just ahead of Ross David in the Foreign Car wagon. L. 0. Nelson of Hign River, with driver Frank Dahlgrcn, follow- ed at One more evening of chuck- wagon racing for 1970 and it will be history. Rodeo takes tlie spotlight following t o n i g h t's races and will hold it until Sat- urday evening's finals. ANDY CAPP Pepitone Perturbed HOUSTON (AP) Joe Pepi- tone, upset by a fine, a new roommate and an elbow injury, was believed Wednesday to be n Brooklyn pondering his future in baseball. Pepitone, a mod dresser and lair stylist, left the Houston As- ros Tuesday night after asking Spec Richardson, general mana- ger of the National League club, ,o place him on the voluntary list. Richardson said Pepitone's slatus was not determined. Pepitone had asked Monday o be placed on waivers so he :ould move to another club. The irst baseman-outfielder said he lad, in effect, been accused of ying about the seriousness of lie arm injury that had side- ined him since July 9 when he was struck by a pitched ball. Houston obtained Pepitone ast white1 from New York Yan- ;ees, where he had drawn stiff ines for twice leaving the club vithout notice. Pepitone asked to go on the voluntary retired list after earning he had been assigned a pitcher George Cul- cr, for the road trip starting vitli Wednesday night's game at St. Louis. 'I haven't had a roommate in even Pepitone said. "I vas promised when I came here wouldn't be roomed with any- me." IN SEMI-FINALS LACOMBE, ALTA. (CP) The Edmonton Tigers meet Moose Jaw Regals and Peace River All-stars take on the Jamestown, N.D., Elks in the Vliners Trim Legionnaires In Lethbridgn Recreation Senior Baseball League Last evening the Lethbridge Miners trimmed tlie Brooks Legion- naires 2-1. It was a pitching duel all way as Randy Wolsteicroit al- lowed only two hits against him to pick up the win while Mel Myers for Brooks issued only three in a losing cause. Tim Negrello paced ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL LEASUE East Pittsburgh Nsw York Chicago Philadelphia St. Uuls Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles Atlanta San Francisco Houston .......42 San Diego..... 37 59 TODAY'S GAMES 10 U 47 41, 43 50 41 33 40 55 West 47 29 55 39 At, Jfl M 4B Pet. .552 .532 .505 .462 .436 .421 .693 .535 .489 .478 .442 .398 Chi. Cincinnati McGlothlln 11-4 cago Pappas 5-3 Atlanta Nash 10-2 at Pittsburgh Dal Canton 4-1 N Houston Bllltngha'm at St. Louis Gibson 12-4 N RESULTS WEDNESDAY Montreal 202 02! 200-10 H Los Angeles 012 100 14 1 McGinn, Stoneman (4) Raymond (3-6) (7) Strohmayer (8) and Bate- muni Osteen, Pena (4-21 (51 Brewer (8) and Torborg, Haller (BK HRs: Fairly LA- Haller (3) Joshua New York 030 100 001 4 81 an 010 m 201 S 10 Seaver, Ryan (5-6) (91 and Grote; E. Wilson, Herbel (8) Willis and Baldschun (1-0) (10) and Cannizzaro. HRs: sanD-Spieiio (51 Colbert Houston Ill 7M H 1 St. Logil 015 3M 9113 DierfcH-, Culver (4-3) (3) Bouton (4) Ray (4) Gladding (8) and Edwards; Brites (2-3) Campls (3) Limy (5) Chlupska (8) Hrabosky (9) and Torre. HRs: (27) Cardenal Philadelphia ...........001 001 13 0 San Francisco 100 000 550 Bunning (8-9) Selma (9) and Ryan; 'erry (14-9) McMation (0) and Gib- Cincinnati MO 002 000- 2 t 2 Chicago 305 12 2 Merrltt (15.8) (3) Noriega and Corrales; (12-7) and Hundley. HRs: Chl-Hickman (21) Williams LEAGUE LEADER! Carty, All Clemenle, Pgh rer, Cine HicKman.. Chi Dletz, SF Gaslon, SD Grahark'tr, LA Rose, Cine K H Pet. 67 1H .361 45 107 .351 75 133 .345 62 99 .340 48 94 .332 53 120 .331 V> .329 H 120 .323 B. Williams, Chi 372 120 MenKe, Hous .....339 47 107 .314 Home runs: Perez, 30; Benchi Cine, Runs batted In: Parez, 93, 93; 8. Williams. 85. Pitching: Glustl, Pgrt., 8-1, .H9I Simpson, Cine, 13 2, .867. AMERICAN LEAGUE East W L 59 35 53 40 Baltimore Detroit Hen York Boston Cleveland Washington Minnesota California Oakland Kansas Cly. Milwaukee Chicago 51 33 Pel. .621 .570 .543 .527 .462 .453 .652 .589 .537 .366 .314 .340 26 TODAY'S GAMES Baltimore Palmer 13.6 at Kansal City Drsgo 6-7 N Detroit NIekro 10.7 at Minnesota Blyleven 3-3 N Chicago Horlen 6-13 af Cleveland McDowell 14-4 H California Garrett 3-2 at ioston Romo 6.0 RESULTS WEDNESDAY Balllmere 200