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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 22-THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 1974 Four-wheel drive group on hand for emergencies Coulee Cruisers Club serves has fun as well By CLARKE HUNTER Herald Staff Writer A little known Lethbndge group over the past 10 to 12 years combined their spet'al brand of recreation and sport with a commitment to help out people who are in tiouble In doing so they have assisted southern Alberta in coping with some venous emergencies The Lethbndge Coulee Cruisers Four- Wheel Drive Jeep while existing primarily to provide organized i ecreational use of the members' unique vehicles has always been quick to donate its services in times of crisis Sometimes a situation arises in which a heel drive is absolutely necessary to help someone out of says Club President John McKenna we're always willing to provide aid and assistance in that event The best example was that big snowstorm in the spring of 1972 Nobody could move without a 4-wheel and had to deliver telephone and electrical people to trouble spots as well as helping out stranded individuals The Coulee Cruisers received a considerable amount of publicity at the time for their and many individuals and organizations donated money in gratitude of their volunteer work Still few people in Lethbndge are aware of the club's existence or its method of operation The organization is open to anyone who owns or has ready access to a 4-wheel drive vehicle It does not necessarily have to be a jeep At there are 45 full members who own and another 45 associate usually wives or girlfriends While there is a special format to obtain anyone is eligible Aside from the requirement of a suitable vehicle membership is not restricted in any way 'We have people from all walks of says 'from lawyers to mechanics First year membership costs with a wife getting an associate membership for an additional dollar After the first the rates drop to five dollars and one dollar respectively The club meets on the first Thursday of every month at 8 00 p m in the Gas Company Auditorium Anyone interested in joining is extended an invitation to attend McKenna stresses that the outfit is a tamilv affair 'We try to include the whole in all of our activities Nothing is restricted to the men alone The women and kids come on our and the ladies have identical events to those of the men in our rallies We even L y to put on soap box derbies for the kids The club goes on a run once a usually up into the mountains somewhere In the an entire weekend may be while winter outings are usually restricted to Sunday We try to go where others and we get to see some beautiful spots that way The Coulee Cruisers are affiliated with similar ogamzations in and at Great and Butte in Montana Each club puts on a rally or two during the with members from the oiher organizations attending Next rally will go next weekend in while Lethbndge will hold its event on the weekend of August 3 4 and 5 In the the local competition has been held west of Kenyon Field on Albert Rollingson's land in the nverbottom this year the site will switch to the Army lease land near Kmp Men's and women's races and obstacle courses as well as open events for both sexes are involved at the in addition to events for the youngsters a large portion of the publicity which the Coulee Cruisers have received in the past has come as a result of their community services in times of need storm in 1972 really put us on the comments McKenna Indeed it for shortly after that the club was invited to become affiliated with the Emergency Measures Organization It is also registered with both the RCMP and City and was recently involved in the simulated disaster exercise in the city With the affiliation to the members ar now reimbursed with a minimal dally salary in any declared emergency The EMO also provides gasoline and gives the Cruisers an operating base Prior to the club members donated their and fuel free of charge This became pretty costly at times For during the '72 each member used about 45 gallons of not to mention vehicle damage But McKenna situations like that you don't think of charging If someone is sick and needs a and you have the only vehicle that can get him you are obligated to help out The Coulee Cruisers feel well qualified to handle almost any situation now after the EMO has provided them with training in rescue operations The majority of members also have St John's Ambulance and have taken courses in first aid In the jeeps now have two-way radios installed This enables them to join forces with the Radio Club in and makes them doubly effective Joe co-ordir.ator of the Emergency Measures has nothing but praise for the Coulee Cruisers are definitely an asset to the especially when our southern Alberta winters get out of hand McKenna indicates that should an emergency the club can spring into action almost immediately for a plane comes down in the mountains or a child is lost in the ten radio equipped trucks could be ready to go within twenty minutes So while it is primarily recreational in the club is not all fun It s lots of hard work in an emergency After a couple of sleepless nights you are just about finished But if people are in we just feel that we have to help out' I'LL TAKE XOU BACK IF TALK ME MORE. NOTHIN' LIKE WHERE r- WHO WITH I'LL SWALLOW ANYTHIf rn 3 TSY THAT LOT JUST 'APPENEO TO GO DOvvN THE WRONG WAV Howe needed this he's ready for finals WAGON DAYS ARE HEREAGAII AT supprnr mn EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BUYING SOMETHING MORE THAN A II a Wagon It Superior Ford Mercury and our Wagone give you the Mfne emooth rMt ai our can But much more in ol tpace and uee Whe- ther you re taking the family on weekend jauntt or lugging little from town to Superior Ford Mercury Station Wagon to fill tne Mil. Drop in today and some- thing more then a cer during our Wagon CHICAGO There was good and bad news for Chicago Cougar fans Friday The day started right when club president Walter Kaiser reached an agreement that will provide live television coverage in the Chicago area of the fust game in the World Hockey Association playoff final between Houston Aeros and the Cougars The scheduled to start at 8 30pm EDT Sunday in the Randhurst arena in suburban is the first of a best-of seven series The Aeros provided the bad news when coach Bill Dmeen said Friday that although the 12 day layoff between games worries guy it should benefit is Gordie Howe He had a broken foot near EVONNE HAS CttANCE NEW YORK A bonus was offered Thursday to any woman who sweeps the four major tennis tournaments in one year Evonne with the Australian Open already is the only player eligible for the 1974 chase for the Big which also includes the French Witnbledon and the United States Open titles the end of the season then the flu But now he s much better than he s been in a long time he s ready Kaiser said the television agreement was made because tne Randhurst arena holds only people The second game of the series also to be played in Randhurst will be televised on a delayed basis Wednesday night Howe came out of retirement at the age of 45 and led the Aeros m points this season with including 31 goals While Gordie and his Mark ana Marty have been the main reason for the success of the Aeros this season Dmeen is quick to applaud his entire club We've got other guys who do a good job too we ve got a well-balanced club with three strong forward lines We've got a club much like the Cougars plenty of good skaters and goal-scorers Chicago playmg-coach Pat Stapleton points out that while the Cougars have their share of the Aeros have too many big scorers for us to even begin worrying about they had six guys with over 30 goals The defenceman says his and defence in particular will have to play as as possible DON KIRKHAM INSURANCE AGENCIES LTD. DOUG BOYEft Sties Representative Continues to Serve Southern 3O8 9th St. S. PhoiM 328-1228 TRAilERING SPECIAL from PREBCO. Phone 328-4421 Plwni 223-3537 BOAT TENT TRAILER TIRE 1 i 400 fl A nlu H Flyers don't make mistakes 4PO x 400 R 4 ply PHILADELPHIA It s not difficult to figure out why Philadelphia Flyers have a bright future in the National Hockey League They re not making the big mistake said defenceman Carol Vadnais of Boston Bruins keep after us all the time Of course it also helps to have players like Bobby Clarke Rick Orest Kmdrachuk and goalie Berme Parent Kmdrachuk 23 one of the Flyers younger will be seeking his fifth goal in the plajoffs when the Flyers entertain the Bruins in the third game of the Stanley Cup tinal Sunday starting at 2 p m MDT The best of seven series is tied 1-1 He played one season for San Diego Western Hockey League team that has a partial working arrangement with moving to the Flyers two seasons ago He spent his junior days with Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League Despite his 49 goals and 100 assists during the 1970- 71 Kindrachuk was passed up by NHL clubs in the amateur draft But Philadelphia scout Jerry Melnyk advised the Flyers to sign him to a professional contract and he reported to the Gulls In previous years I had a tendency to be Kind- rachuk said I always thought I'd taken that big step that extra but I guess I didn't But here the whole team has helped me They all work hard and the work I do to keep up with them has helped me Asked if he didn t find he was at a disadvantage playing against some of the bigger Boston the 5-foot-10 Kindrachuk said he doesn't mind 'sticking my nose because that's what this club is all about Like most of the younger players on the Philadelphia Kindrachuk credits much of the club's success to coach Fred Shero and his physical training program Fred is a wizard Shero says if the Flyers win the cup this season he may resign and return to university with an eye to becoming a lawyer I have a feeling that this is my last year as a coach I want to go back to school and maybe after this year I'll have enough money to do it The 48-year-old native of Winnipeg said he left the University of Manitoba after two years to pursue a playing career that led to coaching Stamps sign Peter Liske CALGARY Calgary Stampeders announced today the signing of veteran quarterback Peter Liske and import lineman Harold Holton from the University of Texas at El Paso with the Western Football Conference team Schenley Award winner in 1967 played for the Stamps from 1966 to 1968 before joining Denver Broncos and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League The doctor ducks Dr J ducks from a dousing with champagne Friday night after the New York Nets won the ABA basketball championship over Utah Stars Race Results Zip EDMONTON Northlands Park race results Friday FIRST S1 500 claiming 3 year old maidens 5'A furlongs clymg Eskimo 640 380 250 Cleo Nose 4 70 2 70 Bell Bora 280 Time 1 23 Made of Destiny Laflame also ran Track Scratch Julene SECOND S1 500 claiming 3 year old maidens furlongs Countess Km 38 19 11 70 540 Wmmack 3 50 2 70 Shelly Be Good 3 80 Time 1 22 Cactus Kitty Chunk 0 Luck Kid Kahnahi Nipper also ran DAILY DOUBLE- 30 THIRD 800 claiming 3 year olds 5V4 furlongs Anmhilatress 7 00 3 00 2 70 Old Ritchy 2 80 2 30 Kapers 3 90 Time 1 20 Old Cudge Tiffaney Star Another Chino also ran OUINELLA- S6 10. FOURTH 100 allowance 4 year olds and up furlongs Prairie Hill 5 20 3 SO 2 50 Rejected Romance K 610 3 50 Royal Attempt 3 50 Time 1 20 Steel Slipper Chino s Pixie Alberta Briar also ran FIFTH S1 500 claiming furlongs Who Knock Willy 530 260 2 30 Sprak 2 50 2 30 May Trip 2 70 Time 1 Miss Joact Halcoi also ran EXACTOR- SIXTH 100 claiming 4 year olds and up furlongs Sir Brent 8 90 4 20 3 30 Star Trip 330 310 Pirates s Image 540 Time 1 18 Violation Hard To Know Co Existence Palm Oil also ran SEVENTH 000 Bonnie Doon allowances 3 year olds and up 5 Clint s Jet 1490 560 390 Musketang 4 50 3 20 Progressive Hope 3 60 Time 1 17 Morning Knight Mern s Hi C also ran EIGHTH 500 claiming 4 year olds and up furlongs Royal Rouser 4 30 2 80 2 20 Speedy Son 2 80 2 30 Klondike Princess 2 20 Time 1 IB Nesttime Tudor Tarts also ran NINTH S1 600 claiming 4 year olds and up furlongs Blue Water Lady 1900 1010 910 Lens Birthday 1450 750 Gallon OGold 440 Time Mystical Arts Tidy Force Fays Hurah Humble Birth Fair Fizz Blue Sparky Share The Wealth also ran OUINELLA Attendance 6 693 Betting 161 Tourney washed out HOUSTON A violent thunderstorm washed out Friday's scheduled second round of the Houston Open golf tournament Officials scheduled a single round today and a double round of 36 holes Sunday for the remainder of the 72-hole event Tom Kite and rookie Wally Armstrong shared the 18-hole lead with five under one stroke ahead of Paul Moran and Bob Zender STAMPEDE WRESTLING EXHIBITION PAVILION MAY 13 P.M. Larry Lana vs Crazy Nick Carter Big John Qufnn vt Malummba World famous Llttla Beavar vt Frtnehy Lamonte Sakl A Prlngla vt Montat A Ramlraz 7 Exciting Matchat Watch Stampede Wrestling on CJOC-TV ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES BASEBALL National St New Los San San FRIDAY'S RESULTS New York 030 200 9 2 Chicago 000 000 9 3 Koosman Miller and Grote Hooton Kremmel Todd Burns Pina Bonham and Milterwald HR NY Schneck St Louis 000 400 8 2 Montreal 003 020 5 2 Foster Hrabosky Thompson Garman and Simmons Rogers and Foole HRs St Houston 000 010 6 0 Cmcm 000 200 6 0 Dierker Forsch J Johnson and Edwards Billmgham and Bench HR Cm Dnessen San Fran 002 010 100 000 12 1 AtlantaOOS 010 000 000 7 1 Caldwell Sosa and Rudolph Racier Niekro Aker Capra V0 and Correll HRs SF Speier Los Angeles 210 002 15 1 San Diego 201 010 7 0 John Hough Marshall and Yeager Freiseleben McAndrew Romo Troedson Hardy Arlm and Kendall HRs Cey SD-Thomas Pittsburgh 000 000 4 0 Philadelphia 000 001 9 0 Brett Morlan Hernandez and Sanguillen Ruthven 11 Scarce and Boone HRs LEAGUE LEADERS National League AB H Pet Smith SL 117 20 43 368 Reitz SL 112 11 41 366 Gross Hou 88 17 32 364 Schmidt Pha 99 15 34 343 Buckner LA 102 12 35 343 Hebner Pgh 105 17 36 343 Watson HOL 114 22 39 342 Millan NY 117 15 40 342 Brock SL 124 29 42 339 Garr All 125 11 42 336 Home runs Wynn Los Angeles eight Aaron Atlanta Perez Cincinnati Garvey Los Angeles seven each Runs batted in Smith 27 Garvey 26 _ Pitching three decisions Koosman New York 401 000 Messersmith Los Angeles Freisleben San Diego Sosa San Francisco 3-0 1 000 HOCKEY SCORES Allan Cup Barrie 4 Cranbrook 3 Barne 'eads best ot-seven Imal 3 2 Memorial Cup Quebec 11 St Catharines 3 Quebec advances to sudden death final Centennial Cup Selkirk 2 Smiths Falls 1 Selkirk leads besi-ol-seven final 3- 1 FRIDAY'S RESULTS Bait 001 000 000 6 0 Cleve 000 000 100 7 0 McNally Reynolds and Williams Kline Wilcox Hilgendorf and Duncan HRs Boston 000 200 7 2 Detroit 000 400 8 0 Cleveland Segui and Fisk Lohch Hiller and Moses HRs Del Kahne N Cash Milwau 000 000 7 0 New York 023 200 7 0 Colburn Champion Murphy and Moore Tidrow and Munson HRs Porter Chicago 210 110 200 000 13 3 Texas 000 115 000 000 11 2 Bahnsen Acosta Forster and Herrman Hargan Foucault and Sundberg HR Kansas City 000 000 4 1 California 000 010 7 0 Sphttorff and Mealy Ryan and Rodriguez HR Minnesota 000 000 5 2 Oakland 020 001 6 1 Blyleven and Borgmann Hundley Hunter Knowles Fingers and Fosse HR LEAGUE LEADERS American League AB R H Darew Mm Jackson Oak Gamble Cle Griffin Bos Rojas KC Spencer Tex Valentine Cal McRae KC Yastrzemski Bos Henderson Chi Home runs Nettles New York Jackson 11 each Yastrzemski Morton Detroit Robinson California Burroughs Texas six each Runs batted n Jackson 30 Nettles Burroughs 26 each Pitching Ihree decisions Hiller Detroit 50 1 000 Colenran Detroit Medich New York each 5 1 833 MINOR LEAGUE International League Toledo 8 Tidewater 4 Rochester 12 Memphis 9 Richmond at Pawtucket ppd rain Charleston at Syracuse ppd wet grounds Pacific Coast League Sacramento 7 1 Tacoma 2 2 Salt Lake 6 Phoenix 2 Albuquerque 7 Tucson 4 PRO BASKETBALL NBA Milwaukee 102 Boston 101 Best of seven final tied 3 3 ABA New York 111 Utah 100 New York wins best of-seven final 4-1 Pet 110 16 43 391 106 24 41 387 70 8 25 357 72 8 25 347 112 15 38 339 65 11 22 338 86 12 29 337 92 14 31 96 16 32 337 3J3 107 17 35 327 DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRES LTD. 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