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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ttiuriday, March 9, THI IE7HBRIDOB HERALD couple settle for third place pair stumbles but triumph CALGARY Two slum- Dies Wednesday niglit weren't enough to keep Russia's Iritin liodnina and Aleksei Ulanov from winning Ihe 1D72 world's pairs figure-skatinj! crown. II was lhe fourth consecutive title for Hie couple who swept through an impressive five-min- ute routine ofcr a fast, strong opening. The stumbles, both by Itodnina, eamo during a double salcliow and a double axel. Their points wore 52.6 out of 54 in each of Ihe technical merit and artistic impression categor- ies. This tolal of 105.2, multiplied by a 'difficulty factor" of three, gave them 315.6 points which, combined with their short pairs showing Tuesday, gave them a first-place total of 421.8 and nine ordinals. Second place went to Ludmila Smirnova and Andrei Suraikin, also of Russia, who had 416.7 points nnd 21.5 ordinals. Third Finley pulling out the stops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Management look the play away from the players in base- ball Wednesday. Charles 0. Finley, owner of the Oakland Athletics, invoked Ihe controversial reserve clause on holdout pitcher Vida Blue. Blue wants Bing Devine, the general manager of St. Louis Cardinals, drew attention by not doing the same to Joe Torn. The reserve clause, under at- :ack in the Curt Flood suit filed in 1969, binds a player to a team Tor one year after his contract expires, The club is required to fl- ee agent tights GOID MEDALIST Aleksei Ulanov and Irina Rocf- ntnn are shown on theif way to 1he gold medal in the World Figure Skating championships at Calgary Wednes- day. (CP Wirephoto) Kodiaks set for hoop festivities ri LOS ANGELES (AP) Vida Blue's attorney said Wednesday that the star pitcher would play for Oakland Athletics for if he can be a free agent after the 1972 season. Robert Gerst said he was sending the terms to Oakland owner Charles 0. Finley by tele- grain in response to Finley's an- nouncement that he bas invoked baseball's reserve clause on Blue. Blue, winner of 24 games against eight losses last season when he captured tbe America" League's Cy Young and Host Valuable Player awards, has sought a contract. He was paid for 1971, his first full season in the major leagues. The rarely-invoked basebal contract reserve clause binds a player to the club for a year after his contract expires, with the club bound to pay him at least 80 per cent of his prior year's salary. Finley said in Sarasota, Fla., at a meeting of league owners that he has of renewal" were Jojo Starbuck and Ken Shelley of the United States with 412.5 and 28.5. Ulanov, asked through on in- terpreter about his partner's stumbles, said: Under these circumstances we found it dificult to skate; the elevation feet) was on influencing factor." Dry air, combined with ciga- rette smoke in the arena, was a source of complaint by several skaters. Miss Starbuck, ill ear- lier this week with a cold, was coughing for almost an hour after she and Shelley had fin- ished. There's no way we expected to be Miss Starbuck said. I was really pleased with the marks." The American pair received a standing ovation from spectators for their routine and the judges were booed loudly for their scoring. Lethbrldge Community lege Kodiaks will shoot CoJ- t lie works as they host three top western Canada college basket- ball clubs for the 4-West cham- pionship title this weekend. Kodiaks earned the right to host the two-day single-knock- out event by capturing the Al- berta championship crown, de- feating Calgary S.A.I.T, Tro- jans 119-100 last weekend, Visiting clubs will Include Red River Community College from Winnipeg, Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Science of Saskatoon and Trin- ity Western College of Langley, B.C. The Kodiaks will open the two-day event with the Red River Community College at 7 p.m. at the I.CC gymnasium Friday night while Saskatchew- an and B.C. will follow with their first match at 9 p.m. The consolation final is set for 7 p.m. and the champion- ship final at 9 p.m. Saturday. The Kodiaks never toiled in WEST CASTLE SNOW SKI REPORTS Pinehcr Cieek 627-4524 lethbridgo 328-3475 Calgary 266-3355 For Reservations Phono 403- 627-4524 an organized league this sea- son, but played 31 games on a tourney and exhibition basis. In the 31 games to date, Alec Dudas led the Kodiaks with 583 points averaging 19 points a game. He also netted 89 foul shots and assisted on 121 bas- kets. Gary Williams, the ex-Ray- mond Comet star, followed close behind in the scoring, hooping 543 points for a 17.5 average. Williams was the top rebound er for Ihe Kodiaks this year picking off 461 big rebounds off the backboards. Curt Wolsey is the only other Kodiak player to hit over 500 points this season as he came up with 521 in 31 games. Wolsey led in two other cate- gories which include, being the sent Blue a "letter and a eon- top play-maker 187 and making the most interceptions with 114. These three players could be considered the key to the Kodi- aks' championship bid this weekend. tract for 1972. Gerst said "I am shocked by his (Finley's) unwillingness to submit Uiis matter to arbitra- tion. am outraged by his suggestion that Vida should at- tempt to negotiate with him alone, since Vida is 22 years old and Charley Finley is a multim- illionaire. pay the athlete at least 80 per cent of his prior year's salary. Flood, the outfielder traded by St. Louis to the Philadelphia Phillies in 1969, has sued base- ball for million, charging that the clause is a form of "slav- ery." It is currently up for hearing before the U.S. Su- preme Court. HAJSES EYEBROWS In St. Petersburg, Fla., De- vine's inaction to pull the same reserve clause on Torre raised eyebrows. The Cardinal general man- ager had invoked the clause against holdouts Ted Simmons, a catcher, pitcher Jerry Reuss and first baseman Bob Burda earlier in the week. There was no immediate ex- planation from management on why Devine neglected to send Torre a letter of renewal. Torre, last year's Most Valua- ble Player in the National League, made about last season and is holding out' for more. The All-Star j third baseman thus is the only. Cardinal absentee from camp. I n Wednesday's exhibition games, San Francisco Giants reached Chicago Cubs' ace Fer- guson Jenkins of Chatham, Ont., for five runs in the first two innings and went on to a 10-8 triumph; Jay Johnstone hit a grand slam home run in the 14th inning, helping Chicago White Sox beat Boston Red Sox 11-7; Minnesota ripped into Steve Blass for three runs in each of the second and third innings for a 7-3 triumph over Pittsburgh; Texas got four runs in the first two innings off New York starter Fritz Peterson and beat the Yankees 6-2 and Dave Schneck singled home the win- ning run in the 12lh inning as New York Met; Tigers 4-3. edged Detroit 111 playoff race Badminton club change gyms The regular badminton ses- sion held Thursday nights at p.m. at the Civic Centre bas been transferred to another gymnasium. Tonight's session will be staged at the LCI gymnasium at the same time. miners' Library put the' squeeze on Purity Bottling for the fourth and final City Rec- reation Hockey league playoff spot by edging Williams Fiy- ers 3-2 Wednesday night. Both clubs have two games remaining in the 1971-72 league schedule, but Purity holds the upper hand being four points ahead. Purity Just needs a tie in the final two games to clinch a berth into the playoffs which start next week. The final playoff spot could be decided tonight when Purity takes on Ihe Miners at 8 p.m. at Henderson Ice Centre. In last night's contest, the Miners took a slim 2-1 lead after two periods of play and matched goals with the Flyers in the third. Bob Balasz firal in two markers to pace the Miners while Randy Maxwell added a single. Named Salesman of the Month Eeny Chevrolet Oldsmobile is pleased to announce that Murray Bullock has achieved the honor of "SALESMAN OP THE MONTH" for February, i972. Murray has had a wealth of experience in the sales field in the automobile industry. He welcomes his many friends and customers to see him for their every motoring need. He will be pleased to assist them in any way. BENY MURRAY BULLOCK CHEVROLET OIDSMOBIIE OK SUPERMARKET CAR 1OT Phone 327-3148 Bulls tough on defence Bj THE ASSOCIATED I'HESS Chicago Bulls, who lead the National Basketball Association in defence, showed why Wednes- day least for half game. The Bulls limited Allan! Hawks to 32 points in Ihe first half-including 12 in the second Ihey raced to an 18-point halftime lead, then staved off a second half Hawks raliy to win 08-00. In the only other NBA game, C i nc i n n a 11 Ttoyals whipped Phocntx Suns 122-105. In American Basketball Asso- ciation games, Kentucky edged Carolina Virginia bent the Floridians 127-117 and Utah nipped Pittsburgh 114-113. Howie Yanosik and Ralph Flemmie replied for the Flyers. Meanwhile in the second en- counter of the night, Wally Tunow connected with one sec- ond left in the game to give the U of L Pronghorns a G-6 draw with the pennant-winning Labor Club Canucks. The Pronghorns started off quick last night and grabbed a 3-0 lead after the first period of play. The second period was score- less. Labor Club fought back in the third period and managed to catch the Pronghorna 4-4 at the mark. Pronghorns took the lead again less than a minute later, but. the Canucks came back with two quick goals late the period to hold a 6-5 margin. Tunow's second marker of the evening at the mark gave Ihe Pronghorns the tie. Dennis Kisio added two goals for the Pronghorns while Bob Turner end Wayne Lazarick chipped in with singles. Tim Ncgrello and A] Willis notched two goals for the Ca- nucks w'hile Al Rowntree and Grant Harrington added a goal apiece. The placing of the lop three was identical to that of the 1971 world championships at Lyons, France. The two Russian pairs also took the same spots at the Win- ter Olympics in Sapporo while third went to Manuela Gross and Uwe Kagelmann of East Germany, who wound up in fourth place Wednesday night. Starbuck and Shelley were fourth at Sapporo. ABE TOP CANADIANS Top Canadians Wednesday night were the Toronto broth er- and-sister team of Sandra and Val Bezic, eighth with 399.5 points and 68 ordinals. The only other Canadian cou- Petrie of Toronto and John llubcll of Corunna, Ont. llth with 377.7 and 106. The Bezics' showing was one place higher than at (lie world's last year and at the Olympics in Japan this year. "It will give them a lift for future said their coach, Ellen Burka. They received three 5.7s for artistic impression, a first for them in world competition. ;We didn't want to let the crowd said Sandra. was more nervous than usual." Wednesday was a day of dis- appointment for the British team. MEN'S CHAMP WITHDRAWS Haig Oundjian, Iheir men's singles champion, withdrew from competition under a clone of controversy and his coach said: "He's all tlirough with skating.31 Thirteenth unofficially after the first four of six compulsorj figures, Oundjian did not show for the final two figures and coach John Pierce said: "He got himself in such a po- sition where he felt whatever he was going to do in the free-skat ing, he wasn't going to come up that much. He just felt he had enough." Ondrej Nepela of Czechoslova Ida had 115.85 points and nine ordinals for first place after th< six figures. Two Russians, Sergei Chct veruckhin and Vladimir Kc valev, were second and third respectively. Trisi Schuba of Austria, worl and Olympic champion in be last year of competition, wa first after two of the sr i-omen's compulsory figure Wednesday. Karen Magnussen of Vancou ver was second arid Janet Lyni of the U.S. third. The other four figures were t be held today. The men's free skating is scheduled tonight fo! lowed by medal presentations. Native Sons in Vulcan Lethbridge Native Sons, the Lethbridge Athletic Asso ciation, will carry a one gam lead to Vulcan Friday evenin in hopes of extending it, The Sons lead the host Cen tennials 1-0 after a 3-2 w Saturday in the first game of best of five Southern Albert Junior B playoff series. Coach Jim Mellan's club I healthy heading into Friday' encounter. Should the Sons wi Friday they could wrap up th series at home Saturday ev< ning. The Sons host Vulcan a eight o'clock at Henderso Lake Ice Centre. LET ME BUY A FUO V THAT HAIR-DO MUST'vtTLEFTYER V A BIT SHO.RT I VER YS'WGHT.' IT1? Tr-E rM A HING- HER HET-i? 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