Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1976, Lethbridge, Alberta
12 THE LITHMICKJE HERALD Uondty, July M, 1971 James Wilkes deserved to compete in Olympics By DAVE ANDERSON New York Service MONTREAL In the hours Wore the world's fastest human was determined in the Olympic 100-metre final Sunday, James Gilkes was wondering what might have been. James Gilkes pronounced Jilies is from Guyana in South America and attends the University of Southern California, but when Guyana joined the African boycott, he requested to compete under the Olympic flag. No, intoned the International Olympic Committee from on high. Typical of its bureaucratic philosophy, the IOC recognizes national Olympic committees, not athletes. And so James Gilkes emerged as the sprinter without a country. "I'll watch the James Gilkes was saying now. "It's real open, very close." "If you were a man asked the sprinter who has done the 100 In 10 seconds flat, "do you think you would "Yeah, he answered. "Are you in' your best shape he was asked. "The be said. "The best." Before the 100-metre heats Saturday, James Gitkes worked out at the Olympic training track in the red and white uniform of the Maccabi Union Track Club in Los Angeles. "Gilkes, you asked Steve Riddick the U.S. sprinter. the Guyanan said. "I'm not just working out." James Gilkes was just hoping really, hoping that the IOC might change its mind at the last moment. But it didn't happen. In its statement Thursday, the IOC had mentioned "human, ethical and legal" reasons for not permitting James Gilkes to compete. The legal reasons are understandable. If the IOC were accepting in- dividual entries for the Olympics, the events would be unmanageable. That's why the IOC deals only with national Olympic committees which select the nation's athletes. But humanly and ethically, the IOC had no defense. Humanly and ethically, James Gilkes belonged In the 100-metre dash. He was here. He was willing to compete. He should have been permitted to compete. When the Taiwan dispute developed last week, the IOC chose to let the Taiwanese compete "for these games only" under its own flag and anthem, but not as the Republic of China, an offer the Taiwanese rejected. Humanly and ethically, the IOC should have accorded James Gilkes the opportunity to com- s pete under the Olympic flag "for these Games pending a formal solution to the political problems that prompted the African boycott. If other compeliliors from the boycotting nations were to join Gilkes, all the better. They would be the purist Olympians of all here. "1 haven't talked to my family at Gilkes was saying now. "They don't have a phone." His father is dead, but his mother, grand- mother, two sisters and a 3-year-old brother live in Georgetown, the capital of Guyana. "I don't know if they even know I'm still he said. He is staying in a Montreal motel with his Maccabi Union Track Club' coach, Whltey Taylor of Los Angeles. "I will stay and watch the 200-metre final, Monday be said. Gilkes is considered even better in the 200, where Don Quarrie of Jamaica is the favorite for the Gold Medal. "The competition isn't that good in the he said. I know I would be in that final with Quarrle." "It is worse to Gilkes said. "But the 100 and the 200 are my events and I want to see them." Another sprinter, Bob Martin of Canada, also was watching and wondering what might have been, but he deserved to watch. Bob Martin was expelled from Canada's team Saturday for sheltering in the Olympic Village, an American friend named Paul Wilkinson, a former University of Oregon teammate. Perhaps If Martin had confessed Immediately, he would merely have been reprimanded. But he repeatedly denied to Canadian officials'thai the ineligible visitor had stayed in his room for the last week. He reportedly even denied that a person named Paul Wilkinson existed. "Because of his insistence at telling Maurice Allon, the Canadian Olympic official was quoted, "his federation felt he could not remain. The lies had 90 per cent of the bearing on his expulsion." Martin's explanation was that, "I wasn't try- ing to perpetrate a hoax, I wasn't trying to be malicious, I wasn't trying to test security, it was just a silly thing." Apparently be was just finding a place to stay for a college buddy and that's understandable. His first mistake was denying his involvement. But his bigger mistake was mentioning that "this kind of thing was done so much in Munich" four years ago. That's where Martin violated not only the rules of the Olympic Village but also the memory of the Munich massacre. And so James Gilkes and Bob Martin watched Sunday's 100-metre final. Gilkes deserved better. Martin did not. for A louettes Roughriders are ready REGINA (CP) Montreal Alouettes will have to work for victory tonight when they meet Saskatchewan Roughriders here in the two teams' first Canadian Foot- ball League confrontation of the 1976 regular season. 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Box W Fort Mactood, All-Stars eliminate Edmonton Lethbridge All-Stars edged Edmonton 2-1 Sunday to eliminate Edmonton from the itUe league senior division >rairies baseball playoffs in Edmonton. Winning pitcher Barry loghlin gave up just four hits while striking out nine. Gavin Thurston was the loser. Rob Tomita had a single and a double for Lethbridge. The All-Stars must beat Moose Jaw twice to advance to the Alberta-British Colum- bia final, a best-6f-three series to be held in Edmonton July 29-30. Saturday Moose Jaw Le- gionaires (Jumped Lethbridge 6-2. Moose Jaw scored its six runs off three hits while com- mitting two errors while Leth bridge scored two runs off four hits while committing four errors. Mark Ramsay took the win while Dick Reedyk took the loss. Teams from Moose Jaw, Lethbridge and Edmonton are participated in the double knockout tournament in with the winner advancing to the British Columbia-Alberta final A best of three series to be held in Edmonton July 29 and 30. GOT TO GET UP FDR WORK IN THEA'ORNIN'1 "He has great receivers. The name Steven Mazurak may not mean much, but he's a helluva receiver. And they've got Tom Campana in the slot and of course Rhelt Lawson." But Lancaster, a 13-year veteran with Saskatchewan, kept praise for bis team sub- dued when he commented on fullback Steve Molnar and 'halfback Pete Van Valken- burg, the runnning combina- tion that is replacing retired veteran George Reed. know that Steven can run and that he can block and Pete looks like he can play." The Alouettes, who haven't played since season ended 11 days ago, have the advantage of more rest than the Roughriders, 'who dumped British Columbia Lions 35-6 Thursday. John Payne, Saskatchewan head coach, said Sunday he is concerned about not having as much time, although the last game produced no injuries. Corherback Jim Marshall and offensive lineman J m Hobsoti have been on the injury list since before the start of'the season. Alouettes will still be without the services of middle linebacker Carl Crennell, out since the start of the exhibi- tion season with a dislocated shoulder. Wally Buono will be taking his place. Other CFL games scheduled this week are Winnipeg at Ot- tawa Tuesday, Edmonton in. Toronto Wednesday, Montreal in Calgary Thursday and Hamilton in Vancouver Friday. Otis' remarks set fire to Tanner fires back at Royal YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. NURSING INSTRUCTOR CLARESHOLM CARE CENTRE Social Services 4 Community Health has a challenging position for an Individual 10 plan, initiate, and administer a continuing In-service education program designed to meet the needs of a primarily non- professional staff Involved In patient care. Will also act as a resource person to professional staff regarding chan and new trends In nu'rs- Ing care. Qualifications: R.N. plus R.P.N. preferred; or R.P.N.; or R.N. with psychiatric nursing experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 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Glenn Amen was the winner and Alex Gepneris the loser in the second contest THE ASSOCIATED PRESS V Kansas City's Amos Otis sounded off after the Royals beat Oakland A's Saturday, but the A's came out" roaring with a seven-run first inning Sunday and went on to a 9-2 romp: "Those statements contrib- uted very much to; our vic- said Oakland manager Chuck Tanner. "We didn't have to have any team meeting. The team was sky- high and showed it." Elsewhere Sunday in the American League, California Angels beat Texas Rangers 7- 3 on Lee Stanton's llth-inning grand slam, Boston Red Sox' bowed to New York Yankees 6-5 on Chris Charnbliss' tbree- run homer with two out in the bottom of the ninth. In other action, Milwaukee Brewers downed Baltimore Orioles 3-1, Detroit Tigers swept a doubleheader from the Cleveland Indians 9-1 and 5-4 and Minnesota Twins drubbed Chicago White Sox 13-8 but dropped the nightcap 7-4. On Saturday, Kansas City edged Oakland 6-5, Detroit Ti- gers nipped Cleveland Indians 54, New York beat Boston Minnesota whipped Chicago 17-Z, California beat Texas 4-3 after winning the first game of a doubleheader 8-0 and Mil- waukee defeated Baltimore 5- 0 and 4-1. On Saturday, Otis said that since Reggie Jackson left, the Oakland A's have been dead, adding: "How many lies is Chuck Tanner going to tell to- day? Every time he opens his mouth he says the A's have won the pennant. know he is nine games statements will come back to haunt Tanner replied. "They haunted .him today. Otis Is a quitter, riot a leader. Maybe when the 'going gets tough he'll quit like he does every year." Oakland's big inning against Doug Bird and Andy Hassler included RBI singles by Gene Tenace and Claudell Washington, Ken McMullen's two-run missed a shoestring a two- run homer by Phil Garner. Tenace homered in the third. Stanton's grand slam olf Steve Foucault with two out in the llth was his first home run of the season. "I'm just thrilled for these new California manager Norm Sherry said. "They have pride and don't want to accept being in the cellar. I.t> been frustrating for them knowing that they have the talent but not being able to show it consistently." Chambliss slammed reliever, Tom House's only' pitch into the bleachers to cap a comeback that began after Boston led 5-0 in the fifth in- ning. Bill Travers allowed three hits, one a solo homer by Paul Blair, as Milaukee completed a four-game weekend sweep of the Orioles. Pedro Garcia's two-run tri- ple turned out to be the game- winning hit as Detroit piled up a five-run lead and held on to win the nightcap behind a 17- hit.attack. Pinch-hitter Lamar John- son's three-run homer in the seventh inning brought Chicago from behind in the nightcap and snapped the Twins's longest winning streak of the season.at fivp games. Rod Carew's bases- loaded triple highlighted a five-run Minnesota rally in the sixth inning of the opener. The Twins pulled off a triple play in the first inning of the opener when catcher Glenn Borgmann grabbed Bill Stein's bunt in the air and threw to shortstop Luis Gomez, who .stepped on sfr cond to double Orta and tagg- ed Jim Spencer coming down from first for the third out. Schmidt feeling his Oates Opening For Real Estate Sales Representatives Do you want to climb our Ctijef Mountain, that Is. We have openings In Lethbridge and Fort Mactepd. you would like to join the men and women from-the Mountain, If you are a proven producer, and assuming total honesty and Integrity, we would like to meet you. Inter- ested people are asked to phone; Gordon Johnson 628-3775 Oayi 628-3836 Nights Requests for confidentiality will be strictly respected MAINTENANCE MANAGER Qualifications: 3-5 years; construction or maintenance, 2-4 years' college or equivalent training. Super- visory ability. 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Neither game went the full route, each being called after seven innings because of the 10-run-lead rule, Calgary, runners up in the Canadian championship last year, will now play in Van- couver In the British Colum- bia-Alberta finals Aug. 7-8, man prefers the Johnny Oates model. Schmidt, gripped by a mild slump, tried Gates' lighter, shorter bat and wound up hit- ting a home run Sunday to' help the Phillies beat Pitt- sburgh Pirates 13-7. Schmidt also, had two singles and drove in four a performance that lifted his spirits and boosted the Phillies' lead in the National League East over the Pirates to 13 games. In other National League games Sunday, Los Angeles Dodgers beat San Diego Padres 1-0, Houston Astros nipped San Francisco Giants 1-0 in 10 innings; St. Louis Car- dinals turned back Chicago Cubs 4-3, Montreal Expos beat New York Mets 2-1 and Cin- cinnati Reds trimmed Atlanta Braves 7-6. On Saturday, St. Louis whip- ped Chicago 12-3, New York downed Montreal 10-4, San' Francisco defeated Houston 4- 0 in the second game of a dou- ble header after losing 5-4 in the opener, Philadelphia beat Pittsburgh 7-1 after losing 8-5 in the first game of their twin- bill, San Diego edged Los Angeles 6-5 and Cincinnati beat Atlanta 6-3 after losing 5- 4 in their doubleheaders. Ollle Brown also knocked In four runs for Philadelphia but he did it with a grand slam homer in the eighth inning. Philadelphia starter Jim Kaat and reliever Ron Reed combined to lose a 7-3 lead in the eighth. But in the bottom of the inning Schmidt singled home the lead run, and after, two singles and a walk, Brown ripped one over the left field fence with the bases loaded off Pirate reliever Dave Giusti. Lee Lacy's double in the seventh inning drove in Bill Russell from second base and led Los Angeles over San Diego behind Doug Rau's six- hitter. Greg Gross' sacrifice fly In the 10th inning scored Wilbur Howard as Houston blanked :San Francisco behind rookie Mike McLaughlin's six-hitter. Don Kessinger contributed two key singles and second baseman Manny Trillo's twft errors permitted St. Louis to score four unearned runs. Winning pitcher Lynn, McGlothen, 9-9, restricted Cubs to a double by loser Rich Reuschel, 9-8, until Chicago scored three runs in the eighth; inning on five hits. Andre Thornton singled home Ellis Valentine third base with one out in ninth to give Montreal its tory.