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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 9, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Practise sessions have plenty of action, not so in competition Changes heeded to make judo appealing MONTREAL (Special)-It's all very well to sell refrigerators to Eskimos. But Charles Palmer, 43, has been trying to get the Japanese to change their minds about Judo. Mr. Palmer, an English* man, is president of the In-ternationat Judo Federation. He is a black belt and has been interested in Judo since he was 15. Here to consult with organ* izers of the 1976 Olympics, he said much of his time has been spent recently trying to convince Japanese judokas that changes are needed in competition rules to make the sport more appealing to spectator*. "Judo can be just as interesting to watch as diving or gymnastics," he said. "Strangers who drop in on judo practice sessions often end- up staying to look on for a couple of hours. ''But in competition we have a sudden-death rule. Your opponent scores one point and you lose. A spectator sees two people standing on a mat, not doing anything very much. Then there is a flash or movement and it's all over. "You get.into a 'not lose* syndrome where both sides are afraid to make an opening." When Mr. Palmer tried-to tell Japanese judo experts that their sport was not very interesting to watch, he said "they weren't very happy in the beginning." He interpreted their reaction as a reflection of the Japanese way of life. "Japanese society is very structured," he said. "There is an absolute unquestioning of authority in some areas." The reaction would probably be like that of American baseball officials if a Japanese suggested ways in which their sport could be improved. But the Japanese have Next stop Vancouver The lethbridge Community College Kodiaks, accompanied by the Ing for a berth In the Canadian championships next weekend in Toronto. ICC drill team, left Thursday for Vancouver and the 4-West basketball They open defence of their title this evening against Red River College of championships. Kodiaks, defending western Canada champions, are look- Winnipeg. Jets continue to fly sky high in World Association Hawks haying trouble staying at .500 on trip Sox trio seeking more By THE CANADIAN PRESS- When Chicago Black Hawks started on their current seven-game National Hockey League road trip, coach Billy Reay said he would be happy if the club could play .500 hockey to stay ahead of its West Division competition. The average stood at only .400 after the Hawks were beaten 4-1 by the Kings at Los Angeles Thursday night. But Chicago still has two games to go on the road trip- GLASS OUR INSTALLATION EXPERTS CAN LOOK AFTER EVERY REQUIREMENT. "jrt Tractor Cabs Picture Windows jf Auto Glass Table Tops it Plexiglass it Window Glass FREE ESTIMATES LETHBRIDGE SH COR. 5th AVE. and 4th ST. S. PHONE 327-1581 at Vancouver Saturday and California Sunday-and the Hawks' West Division lead remains at eight points over Minnesota North Stars and Philadelphia Flyers. The Kings, meanwhile, continued to threaten St. Louis for fourth place in the West, moving to within two points of the Blues. In the only other game Thursday, Toronto Maple Leafs beat New York Islanders 4-1. Chicago, with one win, two ties and two losses in their five road games, had not seen action since they were shut out in Boston Sunday. Despite the layoff, none of the Hawks' regular sharpshooters could get by High schoolers planning rodeo The high school rodeo season will kick off on March 16 and 17 at the J and L Stables three miles west of Cardston. The indoor arena, run by Lynn Jensen and Jimmy Gladstone, will be hosting the first of two high school rodeos for the Cardston area with the second slated later in the year for the town itself. Claresholm, Strathmore and Standard also have high school shows lined up and the finals will be held at Pincher Creek's new rodeo grounds. Entries for the J and L Stables rodeo are to be in by the 14th with no phone entries accepted. Entry forms are available from John Loree in Claresholm, Lynn Jensen, Cardston and Pearl Mandeville in Lethbridge. Only high school students with a C average or higher and who have been in school Ul SI 51 31 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 51 8 For further information contact 328-1241 pO ORR KARATE STUDIO Presents . . . THEIR 6th ANNUAL KARATE TOURNAMENT to decide the Southern Alberta Championship  SATURDAY, MARCH 10th 7 - P.M. LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE GYM Plan to attend and take In all the action! ADMISSIONt  Adults $1.50  Students $1.25 BREBI  Children under 6 yean of age and Pensioner* since January 1 are eligible for the rodeo. All five of the major rodeo events' will be featured as well as barrel racing, break away roping, goat tying and pole bending for the Bals. Both the gals and the boys will compete in cutting horse competitions and the teamjoping event. High school rodeo got its start in Alberta last year and proved to be highly entertaining. The students competing do not win prize money but are awarded trophies' for their endeavors. All help in connection with the rodeo is on a voluntary basis with many of the professional cowboys giving the up and coming stars a hand. Contestants must place at one rodeo in any one event over the year in order to qualify for the finals at Pincher Creak. The J and L Stables rodeo will get underway each evening at eight. Kings' goalie Rogatien Vachon and Chicago's only goal was scored by rookie Dave Krys-kow. It was the first NHL goal for Kryskow, an Edmonton native called up from Dallas of the Central Hockey League. The Kings were outshot 25-20 but Hawks goalie Tony Esposito gave up goals to Alike Corrigan, Don Kozak, Butch Goring and Real Lemieux. Rookie defenceman Dave For-tier, who has built a reputation as Toronto's best hitter in only 10 games with the Leafs, got his first NHL goal to start the scoring at Uniondale, N.Y. After Billy Harris tied the score for the Islanders, Ron Ellis got the winning goal TORONTO 4 NY ISLANDERS 7 First Period - 1. Toronto, Fortler 1 (Kehoe, Ullman) 7:59; 2. Islanders, 17:42. Penalties - Thompson 2:09, Sillier, Potvln 18:10. Second Period - 3. Toronto, Ellis 22 (Keno, Thompson) 1:47. penalties -Fortler <:24. Third Period - A. Toronto, Sillier 23 (Lundrlgan) 10:24; 5. Toronto, Kehoe 29 (Ullman' 11.47. Penalties - Potvln 3:25, Fortler 7:52, Letley 9:15. Shots on goal by Toronlo.......... 7 11 11-If Islanders ...........14 H �-19 LOS ANGELES 4 CHICAGO 1 First Period - 1. Los Angeles, Corrigan 32 (Bernler, Wldlng) 4:54. Penalties - Magnuson 6:32, Maloney 8:38, Howell 12:06, Korab 16:34. Second Period - 2. Chicago, Kryskow 1 (Bordeleau, Backstrom) 13:10; 3. Los Angeles, Kozak 14 (Marotte, Venasky) 18:14. Penalties - Bernler, RLuell 2:27, Lesuk, Pappln 6:19, St. Marseille 6:38, Pappln 14:10, Kozak, Mrpnuscn 15:52, Marotte 19:26. Third Period - 4. Los Angeles, Lemieux 4 (Peters, Brown) 1:23; 5. Los i Angeles, .Goring 22 (Bernler, Ma-' rolle.) 18:02. Penalties - Korab 2:40, Kozak 5:11. Shots on 90s) by Chicago...........4 U. t-tt Los Angeles........ I 4 (-10 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS General manager Stu Hoi-comb is getting a red'neck over some Chicago White Sox who are holding out for more green. Holcomb, who placed holdouts Jay Johnstone and' Ed Spiezio on waivers Wednesday, threatened Thursday to fine the other three balky Sox-pitcher Stan Bahnsen, infielder Mike Andrews and outfielder Rick Reichardt. "I don't know of any rule that says I can't fine them if the notion hits me," Holcomb said, "and believe me," it's coming on." . Andrews and Reichardt are balking at pay cuts which would drop them below $50,000. Bahnsen, a 21-game winner in 1972, has been offered a reported $60,000-65,000 but is seeking more. However, several other salary wars carte to an end. Minnesota slugger Harmon Killebrew accepted a reported $5,000 pay slash to $110,000 but Calvin Griffith, president of the Twins, said Killebrew could in crease his earnings with "contingency" clauses. DEPENDS ON FANS The contingencies reportedly include a rebound in attendance to more than 1.1 million and a certain number of appearances by the 36-year-old Killebrew, who ranks fourth on baseball's all-time home run list with 541 The Twins drew only 797,101 spectators last season and Killebrew played in 139 games despite a painful foot injury which necessitated post-season surgery. New York Yankees got outfielder Roy White's signature for an estimated $70,000 and relief ace Mike Marshall received a substantial increase from Montreal Expos after a season in which he won 14 games and posted a 1.78 eamed-run average. Elsewhere, Kansas City Royals signed outfielder Amos Otis and pitcher Tom Burgmeier while catcher Paul Casanova came to terms with Atlanta Braves. In exhibition action, New York Mets edged Detroit Tigers 4-3 on Don Harm's 10th-inning single; Boston Red Sox jumped on rookie Mike Pazik for six runs, including Carlton Fisk's two-run homer and trounced New York Yankees 7-2 and Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for two runs in the bottom of the ninth to beat Minnesota 7-6 after the Twins scored four times in the top of the frame. ANDY CAPP jt's your fault. ^ouVe drilled me sot5ahn well not s to watch .the -/clock at work J that I'VE lost the habit of watchin' it at'OME,' vwa Minor soccer meeting set Sunday afternoon at two o'clock the Lethbridge Minor Soccer Association will hold an organizational meeting. Set for Room 1 in the Civic Centre the meeting will serve to set down the format for the coming year. The association is still accepting bids from out of town teams interested in playing. Sunday, however, will be the last chance for entry. The association already has teams from Taber and another from OaroVton to join with local teams. started to come around to Mr. Palmer's way of thinking. ~ Penalties have been introduced in competition rules for what Mr. Palmer describes as "non - combativity" and a person can * now be docked half a point for not showing the proper attitude. "There was another old trick," he said. "A man would be working himself up for an attack when his opponent would step out of the mat area. Everything would be stopped until both were back on the mat and the attack would have fizzled out." The ring on the floor around the mat has now been widened "so that nobody has the excuse of not seeing it," and penalties have been introduced for leaving the mat area. Mr. Palmer said he was satisfied with arrangements made by Games organizers for his sport to date. "Without in any way dene-grating the efforts of my friends in Munich," he said, "I can say that I am delighted to have been invited here so early. LATE START "We became involved in Munich less than two years before' the Games started and six months before the opening there were still problems. "But here the choice of our stadium has been practically resolved. "In Munich we wandered around from one place to another to the point where they were calling us the judo gypsies." He said arrangements for judo performances in the velodrome, which is yet to be built here, were practically settled. They must, however, be confirmed by his association. With a possibility of up to 500 contestants from 50 or 60 countries, a fairly considerable space will be needed for judo teams to practice. Mr. Palme*1 has come a long way for a high school dropout. He speaks English, French, German and Japanese, picking them up on his own, because he was "never very good at languages in school." He was a drummer in a dance band after he left school, worked for a while in a warehouse to keep himself in shape, and learned his judo before he joined the British army. In the army he was a military policeman and a judo instructor. When his national service ended, his ability at judo had grown to the point "where there just wasn't anybody in England who could beat me." Racquetball event ready to go at Y Molson's Brewery and the Lethbridge YMCA announced today they will co-sponsor the 1973 Alberta Open racquetball championships March 15-18. The four day competition will include singles and doubles ir the onei class as well as, A B and C divisions. Dr. Bud Muehleisen of San Diego, Calif., the number one ranked player in the world, will be on hand at the tourney. Besides competing he will also conduct instructional clinics throughout the tourney. Top-ranked Steve Keeley, also of San Diego, will accompany Dr. Muehleisen. Canadian championship Wes Hadikiu will heed a strong contingent of Canadian players in the event. "This is by far the largest and most skillful racquetball tournament ever played in southern Alberta to date," said Logan Tait, director of the event. SKI Patronize these Pincher Creek merchants WEST CASTLE Foothills Auto Service Ltd. Foothills Motel Thornton and Som Furniture Ltd. Davis Men'* Wear Ltd. Boytinck Dept. Store Ltd. Oatli Restaurant ABC Confectionery Moore's IGA Jimmie't Service Ltd. Parkway Motel THIS WEEK SAT. 1 P.M. MOLSTAR RACE MEDIA vt ALL COMERS Open Invitation to residents of Southern Alberta to view the West Castle ski race, Mar. 31st and Apr. 1st featuring the Canadian national ski team and world cup members. FREEI Excellent viewing locations SKI REPORT Outlook for Weekend Conditions - Very Good " new on 33" packed base Snowing - 30 deg. PONDEROSA'S 10th ANNIVERSARY TODAY and SAT.  HARD TOP TENT TRAILERS Biggest selection in lawn to cheese from:  STARCRAFT  STEURY  LION EL  OTTO  SPORTSCRAFT  ROAD RUNNER A REAL GOOD SELECTION OF TRAVELAIRE TRAVEL TRAILERS 15-17 and 20 Ft. A GOOD SELECTION OF CASCADE CAMPERS GOOD SELECTION OF HORSE TRAILERS ALL TRUCK TOPPERS FOR DATSUN TO FULL SIZE TRUCKS GOING AT UNBELIEVEABLE LOW PRICES TRUCKS '59 TO '73 MODELS GOING AT LOW ANNIVERSARY PRICES  On the spot financing  Low down payments  Up to 36 month* to pay (W.A.C.)  IAC financing SEE . . . AL SCHNEIDER BILL ODGEN FLMER BASZUK AT Ponderosa AUTO AND TRAILER SALES Cer. 3rd Ave., 20th St. S. Phone 327-2747 ;