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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD-Tuwday, March EXPLORE CANADA IN 74 Eworted leura br Ml. SIM. or Air .EMtorn or WMtwn Yukon and N.W.T. For comptolt Information contact- ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL Centra M.II Phon.3Zt.3201 Herald- Sports Hank Aaron pokes second home run ASSOCIATED PRESS Hank Aaron hit his second 1974 home run Monday but he's still one short of Babe Ruth's record. Aaron, who needs two regular season homers to surpass Ruth's marK of 714, got his second of the exhibition baseball season, a two-run shot in the ninth inning off a fast ball from Texas reliever Pete Broberg. Despite the blow, Atlanta Braves lost 4-3. In the pitching department, Pittsburgh's Steve Blass continued to have trouble. The one-time World Series hero issued six walks and hit a batter as St. Louis Cardinals scored five runs in the first inning and held on for a 5-4 victory over the Pirates. Blass retired two of the first three batters before he gave up three straight walks, hit Ken Reitz, then'walked Tom Hein- tzelman, John Curtis and Lou Brock. But he didn't allow a hit in his four-inning stint. STANLEY HOT Mickey Stanley led a 17-hit Detroit attack against Jon Matlack, Hank Webb and Buzz Capra with four singles, a double and three runs batted ui as the Tigers split squad battered New York Mets 14-0. Bill Freehan homered while Woodie Fryman and Bill Slayback pitched a six-hitter. In other games, Los Angeles Dodgers nipped Minnesota Twins 5-4; Boston Red Sox downed Montreal Expos 5-4; California Angels beat Oaklant Athletics 4-2; Baltimore Orioles shaded Chicago White Sox 3-2; Houston Astros topped Cincin- nati Reds 2-1; Kansas CHy Royals beat New York Yankees 4-1; San Diego Padres tripped Milwaukee Brewers 5-4; Philadelphia Phillies defeated another Tigers' squad 11-9 and Chicago Cubs downed Cleveland Indians 8-6. Willie Crawford's two-out double in the 10th inning gave the Dodgers their ninth straight triumph. On the other side of the streak department, Montreal lost its seventh in a row when Juan Beniquez drove in Bos- ton's winning run with an eighth-inning single. Bobby Valentine singled twice, drove in a run and stole two bases, leading the Angels to a victory. Dave McNally pitched eight We Will Be In Your Corner NOOK OPEN SOON! impressive innings in Balti- more's win. Dave Campbell's run- scoring, single in the eighth inning gave the Astros their triumph. Fernando Gonzales and Fred Patek hit bases-empty home runs in the fifth inning off Fritz Peterson to lead the Royals past the Yankees. Fred Kendall hit a three-run homer off 20-game winner Jim Colborn to help the Padres. Ceramics, Signs meet in final Sunburst Ceramics and Southern Signs advanced to the "B" division finals of the 1973-74 City Men's Broomball League championship playoffs Sunday night. Sunburst edged Iheir way into the "B" finals by scoring a slim 4-3 victory over the Fire Departmenl in a Iwo- game lolal goal semi-final playoff series while Southern Signs blanked the Jaycees 4-0 in a similar semi-final series. In the opening series, the Fire Departmenl scored a narrow 3-2 win over Sunburst in Ihe firsl game but the one- goal margin wasn't enough as Sunbursl came back to take the second 2-0. Tom Boychuk, Dave Lysak and Gary Hoberton tallied for the Fire Departmenl in the first match while Bill Ressler and Mike Jackson replied for Sunburst. Jackson nolched another marker in the final game between the two clubs while Eugene Yamada chipped in with a single. Meanwhile Southern Signs defeated the Jaycees 2-0 twice ty lake Iheir series by four goals Tex Wiebe and Jim Corey paced Ihe winners scoring a goal each in both games while Norm Vaselenak registered the shutouls in Ihe nets. Southern Signs will now take on Sunburst for the "B" division tille wilh Ihe firsl game of Ihe two-game total goal series set for six o'clock Sunday night at the Civic Ice Centre. The "A" division playoff series will also get underway Sunday night with Herman's Upholstery facing the Red Devils in one semi-final series and Wellerlich meeting Ihe Lethbridge Hotel in the other. Herman's and Ihe Devils will square off al seven and nine o'clock while Wellerlich and the Hotel lock horns al eighl and 10 o'clock. Thompson special North Carolina State's David Thompson goes high for a layup during Monday's NCAA championship game against Marquette. Thompson scored 21 points as North Carolina won 76-64. North Carolina had earlier upset favored UCLA Bruins 80-77 in double overtime. Sports of all sorts MOSS TO RACE LONDON (Reuter) Stirling Moss, the former British star who quit motor racing after a near-fatal crash 12 years ago, is to take part in the World Soccer Cup Rally from May 5 to 25. Moss, 44, will drive a Mercedes in the rally which is scheduled to end in Munich before the start of the 1974 World Cup soccer finals. of Meeting LETHBRIDGE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL An important organizational moating ton parents with boys wishing to play baseball wishing to coach or manage in the 1974 season. p.nt, Wed, March 27th PUtt-WhMlge CMe Centre, An. 1 U.S. TAKES LEAD LJUBLJANA, Yugoslavia (AP) Buzz Schneider and Mike Polich scored two goals each Monday to lead the United States to ils fourlh straight win, a 7-4 decision over the Netherlands, in the Group B world hockey championship. The victory enabled the U.S. to take over sole possession of first. Yugoslavia and Norway tied 4- 4 in the other game. BIRDS GET HOVLEY MIAMI (AP) Baltimore Orioles acquired veteran baseball outfielder Steve Hovley from Kansas City Royals Monday and sent right- lianded pitcher Paul" Starkovich to the Royals' Omaha farm club of the American Association. MARTY JOINS ACES CHICAGO Chicago Aces of the World Team Tennis League signed their No. 1 draft pick, Marty Riessen, Monday to roundout their six-player squad. Riessen. 33, of the United Stales, has been ranked in the top 10 internationally since turning pro in 1969. FENCE TOO LATE JpHANNESBURG, Soulh Africa (AP) Workmen Monday creeled 165-yards of triple-catch fencing at the spot where American racing driver Peter Revson died in a high speed crash Friday at Kyalami circuit. Revson was fatally injured when his car apparently had front suspension failure, slammed into a solid steel barrier at Barbecue Bend and Elks rally for win bursl into flames. Following Ihe crash, a number of drivers al Ihe circuit complained that the barrier was designed more for the proteclion of Ihe spectators than for the safety of drivers. The steel barrier has since been removed and was replaced Monday with three rows of steel mesh fence which is designed to cushion a car's velocity. AGREE TO BUY TEXAS FORT WORTH, Tex (AP) A group of Fort Worth businessmen headed by industrialist Bradford Corbelt has entered into an agreement to buy the Texas Rangers baseball team, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said Monday. The group first indicated it had an option to buy the American League club, but the newspaper said it later learned that only an agreement had been reached. KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI ATTENTION MOTORCYCLE PURCHASERS You Buy Compare Facts 2 STROKE JET AGE UfcrfbBM H i CM 4ft ana 4 STROKE OLD AGE GN! IWRhr 4ft Kawasaki sports bikes H-2750.H-I500. S-3 400. S-l 250. Good times to keep you on Ihe streets. Come in and see what makes our sports bikes more than just street bikes. 2547.00 tttm 1174 Mas 2170.H LETNMID6E 14th HARDIEVILLE ism stand Phont 327-4117 1 STROKE STROKE 1773.00 1I70.M 4vOcc 130S.OO 2SOCC lit 5.00 CD KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI KAWASAKI Lethbridge Midget Elks put on a show of power early in the third period Monday night at Claresholm and as a result will advance to the final of the Southern Alberta Juvenile League against Vulcan. First game in the final will be staged Wednesday in Vulcan. Monday night the Elks scored four times in one minute and 30 seconds to take a commanding 6-2 lead with 13 minutes left in the game. However. Claresholm put on their own show of power with three tallies to close to within one goal of the Elks. However, their comeback efforts fell just short. Six players. Grant Marchuk. Ron Moser. Dave Jackson. Rick Collier, Lome Osmond and Mike Boychuk. handled the scoring for the winners. Claresholm markers came from John McKee, Don Fisher, Brian Masson. Jeff Lindsay and Larry MacDonald. Elks were assessed nine of 13 minor penalties in the game as they were outshot 46-35 by the Clippers. The two clubs were tied 1-1 after the first period and 22 after 40 minutes before the game broke wide open. WINGS SUMMON HELP DETROIT (AP) The injury-ridden Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League have called up forward Rick Newell from their Virginia farm club of the American Hockey League. Newell. 25. of Winnipeg, will join the Red Wings in time for tonight's game with Buffalo Sabres. LETHBRIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. Lwrar Uwl 7th Start Phono (403) 328-7411 HOMEAND OFFICE SAFES Foreman carries plenty of weight against Norton CARACAS (AP) Ken Nor- ton will need his power of positive thinking in tonight's 15-round heavyweight title bout against bull-strong George Foreman. "I am a thinking fighter, not a physical the 28- year-old former marine said Monday as he approached the most important ring test of his life as a 3-to-l underdog. "I believe it takes positive thoughts to win. I have those positive thoughts." He faces a six-foot-three- inch titleholder who clubbed Joe Frazier into helplessness with six knockdowns in two rounds 14 months ago in Jamaica. But Norton also is a six-three athlete and has a long reach and bigger biceps than Foreman. He weighed in at 212% pounds Monday. Foreman, at is seven pounds heavier than in the Frazier fight. The championship bout will start at p.m. MTS in the Poliedro. TICKETS STEEP Hundreds of the seats, priced from to probably will be unoccupied. But Video Techniques, handling ancillary rights, reports closed circuit booking in 200 locations with one million seats in the United States and Canada, and sales to 70 countries overseas. Foreman's trainer, Dick Sadler, failed in efforts to get an American referee, and the Venezuelan Boxing Commission will name two Venezuelan judges and a Venezuelan referee shortly before the bell. The commission is a World Boxing Association affiliate, and was backed by the WBA in its decision. The rival World Boxing Council had claimed the right to name one official, and promptly announced Monday it would not recognize the winner as champion. The hassle over jurisdiction further dulled a fight that has failed to capture popular interest. In the midst of preparations for this fight, promoters announced plans for a Foreman-Muhammad Ali bout in Zaire Sept. 30. LOST TO ALI Norton was virtually unknown until he cracked Ali's jaw and won a 12-round decision a year ago this week. Ali came back to avenge the loss with a close 12-round decision in September, but Norton remained a contender to be reckoned with. He closed his heavy, training schedule last week and hid out in the nearby mountains "to meditate." He took with him a copy of Napoleon Will's book, Think and Grow Rich, which deals with positive thinking, and segments of a mail order course he is taking entitled The Philosophy of Success. "I am a the challenger said, "This is the technique I like and hope to use against Foreman. Against Ali, it's necessary to be a chase-hunter. I like to slip punches, block them and counter." This will mark the second title defence for Foreman, 25, plagued by divorce proceedings and also being sued by groups in Philadelphia and Las Vegas, claiming percentages of his ancillary gains. Some observers here, in- cluding former champion Joe Louis, contend that these dis- tractions and lack of tough competition have made the champion a likely target for an upset. "I think Norton will says Louis. New Brunswick has no losses WINNIPEG (CP) Skip Ed Sleeves says his New .Brunswick rink has made its share of errors at the Canadian mixed curling championship but "mistakes aren't bad if you don't let them bite you." Sleeves, third Peggy Piers, second Jim Piers and lead Ruby Sleeves, although not sharp Monday, produced the key shots ,to beat Saskatchewan 7-6 and Ontario 7-5 and remain Ihe only unbeaten rink. Their 4-0 record gets its loughesl lest today, however, when they go against Manitoba and Alberta. "It was a struggle tonight, we didn't curl all that well.... We'll have to curl better tomorrow or we won't be said Sleeves, 38, a Monclon chiropractor. "We've made some lough shots, bul we've missed some easy ones. So far Ihe breaks have aboul evened themselves up." Rick Folk of Saskatoon and his University of Saskatchewan crew beat Newfoundland 13-4 in the fourth round to remain in second place wilh a 3-1 record. Maniloba, Alberta and Northern Ontario are next at 2-1. Wayne Johnson of Winnipeg got his second win, 7-5 over British Columbia, on a con- troversial call on last rock. He was one up coming home but Bill Kennedy of New West- minster had last shot. In the olher fourth-round game Roger Comeau of Al- bert Alia., beal Dean Naugler of Halifax 8-5. In Ihe third round il was Nova Scolia 10 Manitoba 5, Newfoundland 9 P.E.I. 7, Que- bec 7 Northern Ontario 6, and B C. 15 Ontario 6 in eight ends. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES Boston Montreal Rangers Toronto Buffalo Detroit Van Islanders CANADIANS WIN HAMILTON. Bermuda Eighteen year old Barbieri of Toronto three goals Monday as Jhe Canadian youth soccer (cam defeated North Village Bermuda 3-2 in an exhibition game. The win over the Bermuda Youth Cup champions was Canada's second straight in a three- game series. TWO MORE BIDS LAUSANNE, Switzerland