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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDOB HERALD March 19. 1974 EXPO 74-SPOKANE Spsclsl Expo Calgary. t accom.. city lour, transfers, 2 Expo tickets, from 1133 person (double Mtra nights on r ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Mall Herald- Well, Spider Sullivan hit the slopes on Saturday and West Castle may never be the same again. Yes, you read it right, yours truly, all solidly-packed 185 pounds of me tackled the treacherous slalom course in what could only be described as a death-defying challenge. Or, as Dr. Keith Lowings put it "a case of stupidity." He wasn't being facetious. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It was almost a compliment in a round about way. What he was saying was that it takes guts, with a good sprinkling of craziness-, to attempt to ski down a mountain side, through 20 some slalom gates while never having beeen on skis before in my life. I would have to agree with the first summation Dr. Lowings made. It was rather stupid. But it certainly was fun. I learned a couple of things Saturday, most of them were do do with skiing, a couple of them weren't. While it was very clear to me that skiing is not as easy as one might think, I do believe I could get the hang of it. But I would certainly have to start somewhat slower than I did Saturday. Another lesson that was too late in coming was that the skis I had on were too long. I had a heck of a time with them. They wanted to go one way and I another. They won most of the time. I can honestly say however, they did agree with me once. It was just after the start of my downhill race with Jeff Rimer of CJOC Radio-TV. I was confident I had the jump on Rimer as we passed through the first gate. Then came my first confrontation with the skis and my one and only win over them. The name on the skis was Hart, but it didn't fool me for long. It gave in to my first wish because we were headed for the boondocks. I mean, I could see pine trees for miles and no openings. So I bailed out and the skis stayed with me. I wish they had headed back to the Schuss Shop where I rented them from. I shouid have known better than to go on the slopes just from my experience in the Schuss Shop. The young fellow who fitted me for them had me sign an insurance policy. I told him I thought that was a good idea. "It isn't for you he laughed. "It's in case you damage the equipment." However, like I say, I would try sluing again with a little more caution. What did I learn that had little to do with skiing? Well, I now realize to what end people will go to win the Molstar boot. Molson's Brewery put up the boot and a variety of medals for the one day affair and it sets some people to win at any length. This year's winners, despite a solid effort on behalf of the Lethbridge Herald team anchored by Bill freber and Andy Ogle, was the Canada Winter Games office. It was a fix from the word go. First of all, Ray Morton works for the Games on loan from Molson's and I didn't think BillShostak and Al Willis could be bought. But that was the least of my complaints to officials. Also on the team were Ray's wife Betty, who tripped Brent Seely of CJOC at the last gate to assure the Games team of a win. Joining Betty on the winning team were Dr. Lowings, a member of the Irish National Ski Team in the 1936 Olympics and Stan Broder who gave Nancy Green lessons, and not in flying. It was one of the worst setups I have ever been involved in. Even the other members of the Games team were far from proud of the final outcome as they refused to let Morton have his picture taken with them. Oh well, it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. The whole thing went very well and all kidding aside, the Molson's guys were perfect hosts. But the best part of the afternoon was when I finally reached the bottom. I had left a furrow with my nose that they may never get filled in time for the Canada Winter Games, I was soaked from the 33 or 34 tumbles I took but I did get to the bottom. I didn't go through the finish gate, I didn't have the strength. But I did see the official scoresheet and beside the name Pat Sullivan was DNF did not finish. The bets were it would read DOA. Negrello will help Hec Negrello, for many years a standout senior hockey player for the Lethbridge Maple Leafs, will be on hand for the Games City Hockey Schools it was announced today. Negrello. who also has been involved in minor hockey over the years, joins Les Colwill and guest instructor Vic Stasiuk for the three schools. Negrello was captain of the 1951 Lethbridge Maple Leafs when they won the world amateur hockey championship. He has been an instructor at hockey schools in the city the past four years. Sports Let er rip Jerry Lunde of Lundbreck gets in some practice in the hall at the Lethbridge Community College. Lunde is expected to be one of the competitors at the LCC Indoor Rodeo at the Exhibition Pavilion March 30. Edmontonians interested in Wednesday's plebiscite EDMONTON (CH) The barrage of for-and against publicity on a money-bylaw plebiscite for the 1978 Com- monwealth Games has taken on impressive proportions as Wednesday's vote approaches. If advance polls are any in- dication, the advertising has paid off, at least in getting out the voters.- City Returning Officer Larry Scott said there was a record turnout of for the four-day advance poll which ended Saturday night. The vote on whether the city will borrow million by debenture for its share of the Games cost was forced when the Edmonton Taxpayers' Association produced a name petition., The association says the Games could be successfully produced for less than the million estimated for 'facilities and land. Contributions from other sources, including federal and provincial governments, are expected to account for about million of the million total. There will also be a How we mode a good time even better. Kawasaki Z-l 9OOcc The grand touring machine. A classic combination o! 4-stroke power. smooth suspension and sure handling. A legend in its own good time. Kawasaki S-3 4QOcc. Last year's popular S-2 350cc now a bigger engine for smoother added reserve power. New frame, shocks and longer wheelbaae for even better handling. LETHBWD6E 13th Stand HARDIEV1LLE ROAD PtiOfW 3274117 (OAJP.C.) WHb NO TflSSw m million coliseum built, but it is being financed separately, and is not affected by the plebiscite. Those in favor of the borrowing say Edmonton should look to the future and grab the opportunity of obtaining top quality facilities for only one-third of the price. Minor hockey Lethbridge Totems travelled to Calgary over the weekend and emerged with a 15-10 triumph in a three game, total-goal event with Southview-Forest Lawn. The two clubs tied 3-3 in the first game while the Totems came up with 5-2 and 7-5 wins in the next two encounters. John Csurka led the way for the Totems as he collected five goals in the three games. Mark Gretzinger added four while Dave Anthony and Lindsay Boehr chipped in with two each. Allan Hopkins and Gary Heathcote managed singles. For Calgary Joe Misuralli scored four of their 10 markers. Lethbridge Labor Club Bees earned a berth in the Mini- Games planned for Pincher Creek March 29-30 as they ousted the Bantam A All-Stars 7-4 to win their best of three series in straight games. Neal Povey paced the winners with two goals while singles went to Kelly Leiteh, Mark Rowe. Myles Ully, Bob Odney and Frank Kogler. Toby Goodstriker, with a pair, and Barry Forty and Geoff Cox replied for the All- Stars. Jeff Matlz scored twice as the Vikings trimmed the Bisons 6-4 in Pee Wee action. Andrew Bedford, Roy Husch, Brian Megelia and Andrew Scitz completed the scoring for the Vikings. Darrel Robertson, with two, and B9air Spence and Dewain Blazejak countered for the Bisons. LETHBRIDGE OFFICE FURNITUR Uvtl rtti StrMl Shoppk LTD. PhOfM (403) 921-7411 HOME AND OFFICE SAFES World curling separation began in Bern on Monday BERN, SWITZERLAND (CP) The men played the boys Monday at the World Curling Championship and it was no contest. Hec Gervais, 40, of St. Albert, Alta., beat Sjur Loen, 15, of Norway 7-3 and the Flemming Pedersen rink from Denmark 11-2. The Danes have been curling just four years and Gervais was world champion in 1961. The only other undefeated rinks after two rounds were tne United States and Switzerland. Bud Somerville of Superior, Wise., world champion in 1965, thumped Denmark 10-4 in the first round and then won 8-4 over Norway in the second. Switzerland beat France 6-5 and then upset defending- champion Sweden 6-2. In the third round today it was Canada against France, Norway against Scotland, the U.S. against Germany, Den- mark against Sweden and Switzerland against Italy. The fourth round paired the U.S. and Canada, Norway and Switzerland, France and Germany, Denmark and Italy, and Scotland and Sweden. NEVER IN GAME The Norwegians never were in the game with Canada and refused to gamble even when they got behind. They played the takeout game instead of trying to build a house and score some points. "It was said Ger- vais. "At home we never see that kind of thing. However, they're young and will learn." The age question has veteran curlers disturbed. "It's ridiculous to see a kid .out there playing the said a United States curling official who asked that his name not be used. "The Norwegian kid may be the national champion, but surely no one can take this championship seriously when they see him out there against the likes of Gervais and Some- rville." Against the Danes, Canada and fourth and twos on the gave up one in the first end, fifth and sixth, got two back in the second and Gervais said his front end then stole .the next four, was curling well and the picking up singles on the third Danes were off their game. Welterlich ends season unbeaten Last month, a committee calling itself Facilities for the Future opened an office to counter statements made by the taxpayers' association. Its vigorous campaign urging a "yes" vote included a two-page newspaper advertisement Saturday saying: "Yes for the future means yes for the Games." The implication that a vote against the bylaw would mean a vote against the Games rankles those who simply feel million is too much for the city. A much smaller advertise- ment in the same newspaper issue says the taxpayers' association is in favor of the Games and supports "the written commitment made by Mayor (Ivor) Dent at Munich, that our city will stage these Games at a total capital cost for facilities of under million." But Mayor pent, who has said he will resign if the plebi- scite fails to pass, interprets a "no" vote on the money bylaw as meaning "we don't want the Games." He told a news conference last month if the plebiscite is defeated he will inform the national body responsible for finding Games sites that Edmonton is not prepared to stage the event Mayor Dent up for re-elec- tion in October says he won't "put on the chinziesl games ever." The mayor's all-or-nothing approach hasn't "given the people any said Eric Reilly, president of the taxpayers" association. "But there are alternatives, and they are blackmailing people into this." Aid. Alex Fallow apparently typified the sentiments of most of the camp when he said at a meeting last month that if Edmonton fails to go ahead with the Games "we will become the laughing stock of Canada and the world." The Commonwealth Games Federation in London has told the local foundation it wants to know by July 31 whether the city is going to go through with plans to act as host The pennant winning Welterlich finished their 1973- 74 City Men's Broomball League season schedule undefeated by blanking Lethbridge Correctional Institute Mavericks 5-0 in their final league game Sunday night. Welterlich were by far the superior club in the 12-team league as they recorded victories in all 22 of their league games. Their final league match was an easy one as they handled the Mavericks without too much difficulty. Tom Beresnak paced Welterlich with a four-goal performance while teammate John Vaselenak chipped in with a single. In other final league games staged Sunday, Herman's Upholstery edged the Red Devils 2-1, Lethbridge Hotel slipped past Local 740 2-1, Fire Department squeezed past Knight Clubbers 2-1, Sunburst Ceramics defeated Ace Building 3-2 and Southern Signs blanked the Jaycees 1-0. With league schedule now completed, all the teams will hit the playoff trail with the exception of Local 740, Ace Building, Knight Clubbers and L.C.I. Mavericks. This year the playoffs have been organized into "A" and "B" divisions. The "B" division two game total goal semi-final playoff series will get underway at the Civic Centre Sunday night and will see Southern Signs meeting the Jaycees at seven and nine while the Fire Department takes on Sunburst Ceramics at eight and 10. The "A" division playoffs will start Mar. 31 since Welterlich will be in Red Deer competing in the Western Canada broomball championships. Meanwhile three players were honored at the conclusion of the final league games Sunday night. Rudy Fleischhauer of the Red Devils was named the league's most valuable player, Vic Willms of Herman's was selected as the- most valuable goaltender and Tom Beresnak of Welterlich captured his second straight individual scoring title. FINAL STANDINGS W L T F A Welterlich Herman's Leth; Hotel Red Devils 'Southern Sunburst Jaycees Fire Dept. Local 740 Ace...... Clubbers Mavericks .22 0 0 96 54 44 .16 3 3 50 6 35 .12 5 S 34 15 29 .12 6 9 6 .10 50 26 28 7 29 17 25 7 5 36 21 25 12 1 40 49 19 3 22 32 17 19 52 15 7 12 6 13 3 5 14 3 26 64 13 3 17 2 18 71 8 1 19 2 14 74 4 SCORING LEADERS (FINAL) Beresnak, Welt..................29 Fle'schhauer, Devils.............23 Vaselenak___ Welt............21 Fomradas. Welt.................13 Duda. Herman's ................12 Wolak. Devils...................12 Virostek. Welt Fabbi, Jaycees...................9 Brees, Jaycees ......'...........8 Mauro, Hotel ....................8 McAdam. Hotel..................8 Seaman. Sunburst...............8 Greenway, Sunburst -----.........8 Pennington, Ace.................8 ELRICH TIRE SPORT March 31 SCORES The southern Alberta Major meeting The southern Alberta Major Men's Fastball League will hold its annual general meeting in Lethbridge Mar. 31. The time and location of the meeting has yet to be decided, but will be announced in the near future. Teams wishing to join the league this season can obtain entry forms from league president, Jim Troman of Lethbridge prior to Mar. 24. Meanwhile the Alberta Softball Umpires Association will hold a workshop at Olds College Apr. 5-7. Registration forms for the three-day clinic can be obtained from Lethbridge umpire-in-chief, Alex Allison. These forms must be sent to Garry Milne at the Alberta Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation office in Edmonton by Mar. 29. It has also been announced that Lethbridge will possibly host at least three provincial fastball championship playoff finals this summer. The final series will include the intermediate women's "C" finals (Aug. junior girls' finals