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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 26-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 Indy 500 start lawyers threaten action AAJOYCAPP The start of Sunday's Indianapolis 500-mile auto race hung in doubt with lawyers threatening legal action on behalf of car owners who claim they were denied a chance at the 33-car field. Lawyers for the car owners have indicated they will seek a temporary injunction or re- straining order that could delay the race. Wright Hugus and Don Tab- bert announced plans for the action after a stormy session with track officials and other car owners. The problem centres on rain-shortened qualifications The race will go despite law suit INDIANAPOLIS There will be a 500-mile auto race Sunday at the Indianapolis Motor a top Speedway official despite a million lawsuit to keep it from going off on schedule. will have a race Sun- Chief Steward Tom Bin- ford said. only person who can stop it is and we haven't talked to the million spectacle is in the hands of a judge The suit was filed Tuesday in Marion County Superior Court in Indianapolis by lawyers Wright Hugus and Don Tabbert on behalf of seven car owners Besides the million in the suit seeks a temporary restraining order halting further activity at the track until the case is heard. Judge Frank Symmes set a hearing for today. The action arises from last Saturday's trials that left 11 cars at the line when the track closed for racing. That dead- speedway officials was set down in the entry blank signed by each of the 61 would be contestants. SOUGHT AN EXTENSION The car owners who did not get a chance to qualify con- tended the deadline should have been extended to give all of the 50 cars that had been certified an opportunity to make the 33-car field. The owners' pleas were de- nied And Speedway officials turned down further requests for a reopening of quali- fications. Tabbert said he and Hugus want to gain at least one more attempt for the cars involved. The plaintiffs are Roy Woods Carl Larry McCoy K-L Racing. Webster Rasmussen Racing Products and Grant King Racing. whose No. 1 Tom already holds a third-row starting don't need to go to court to tell the Speedway people what I have already told them in person. They didn't treat these people The best to you from Palm. Old Fashioned Ice Cream. PALM DAIRIES LIMITED for the race that left nine cars on the line waiting for a chance to run at the 6 p.m. shutdown Saturday. One of the angry but not directly involved in the was Lindsey who vowed never to bring an entry back to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway until the rules are changed. complaining about the in the makes me believe we should all be suspicious of deal at arm's length and not trust anyone. thought the people who run this place were my said the millionaire owner of a six-car entry this three of which are in the starting field as it now stands. One Hopkins entry not in the field was veteran Mel the fourth-place finisher in 1973. heartsick for said a Miami Beach car dealer and soft drink company executive. chose not to race at Ontario in the California 500 last March because he wanted to save everything for one shot here. He can't afford to make a decision like that and have this happen to Hugus said that due to the time lost to the trials should have been extended until all cars had at least one chance to qualify for the 33- car lineup. When that was denied by Speedway vice-president Joe Clou Hugus proposed that the Speedway allow a 12th row of starters to be filled by the unqualified cars. That and an- other plan to reopen qualifying were turned down. Hugus said another of his wealthy Connecticut philanthropist Richard was willing to indemnify the Speedway against all lawsuits from cars that would have been bumped from the field under the plan. Clou tier had said the track would be reopened for quali- fying if drivers or representatives of the 33 qualified cars would agree to an extension. Hugus said Monday only 25 such affidavits were and the 33rd Larry had refused to sign. IS AN IMPORTANT j j C i n '_ i VOUR. AfWOVNS AREN'T EVEN WITTIN'THS J I DON'T FRED ALL BIGHT V WHEN THEY LEAVE PLIPPIKO THE Race results Roundup of short sport CINCI SIGNS TWO CINCINNATI Cincinnati Stingers of the World Hockey Association have acquired Brad Buetow and Ralph Hopiavouri from Cleveland it was announced Tuesday. Bill DewWitt executive vice- president of the newly-formed team that will begin playing in 1975. said the two were acquired as part of a deal in which Cincinnati granted Cleveland negotiation rights to Al McDonough. McDonough recently signed with the Crusaders. ROYALS SIGN PITCHER KANSAS CITY Pitcher David the first draft choice in the secon- dary baseball draft last has been the American League's Royals announced Tuesday. The 6- foot. 175-pound righthander was drafted by New York Yankees last but did not sign SENATE BACKS OFF WASHINGTON -The Senate first then agreed to reconsider a bili to establish a federal agency to control amateur athletics in the United States. Initial passage was by voice vote with few senators and Republican Senator Glenn Beall of Mary- land asked reconsideration. He said he agreed with some form of mediation of disputes between amateur athletic but was bothered by federal government management of amateur athletics. ANNOUNCE TRADE ATLANTA Atlanta Flames announced Tuesday the trade of their third-round National Hockey League draft choice in 1975 to Buffalo Sabres for the negotiating rights to Ken McMasters of the -World Hockey Association Cleveland Crusaders was Buffalo's third-round draft pick in but signed with the WHA. ORLANDO GETS BLAZERS Fla. The new Orlando franchise of the World Football League will be known as Florida general-managing partner Rommie Loudd announced Tuesday. Loudd said the name was switched trom Florid Suns because of the conflict with the WFL's California Sun. His group obtained the Virginia Ambassadors franchise Sunday and moved it from Va. WATER POLO WIN WINNIPEG Hamilton won the Canadian Junior Water Polo championship on the emerging from the 10-team round robin tournament with three a tie and no losses. champions for the last three had the same won-loss record but did not have good a points for and against total. BOWLING VICTORY B.C. The fourth annual national classified five-pin bowling championships ended Sunday with teams from northern Ontario capturing both the men's and women's divisions. SWEATER RETIRED VANCOUVER Vancouver Canucks have retired the late Wayne Maki's sweater number from the National Hockey League team. who wore number 11 during his two full seasons with the died last Sunday in hospital. The Canucks say they will make a presentation of the sweater to the Maki family. EDMONTON Northlands Park race results FIHST 4 years old and 6 furlongs. Topic Tide 4.30 3.20 3.10. Winarlca 6.30 5.20. Same Affair 6.80. Time- 1-13. Flying Easygopaddy. Some Swoon Old Whiskey also ran SECOND claiming. S year olds and 6 furlongs. Sprack 4.40 3.30 Juiquadie 4.40 3.70. Red's Pride 2.90. Time- M2 Monta's Caesar's Rub The Lamb. Cheat The Bull also ran DAILY 111.80. THIRD claiming. 2 year old maidens. furlongs. Four Star Laddie 10.50 6.30 Battle Fatigue 12.103.40. Brenda's Orphan 4.20. Time. 0.41 Hi Bonded. Brilliant Polar Shrill Clarion also ran FOURTH allowance. 3 year old 6 furlongs. Irish Ante 9.90 5.30 3 20. Pan Arctic 6.90 Handsome Cat 3 50. Time. 1.13 Running Chief. No Orders Turk Luck also ran. Track Scratch Bazatha FIFTH claiming. 4 year olds and up. 6 furlongs Rullah World 1030 4 70 3 Uncle Smoothie 3.10 Color Me Lucky 5.90. Time. 1.12 River Cloud Midnight Little Gypsy also ran SIXTH S2.300 claiming. 4 year olds and 6 furlongs. Mr L C 9.50 6.20 3 Surgery for Bill Walton Ore. UCLA's Bill newest member of. Portland Trail will undergo knee surgery probably within two the National Basketball Association team says. the 6-foot-ll all- America has signed a five-year contract with Portland for an estimated million He will be the club's No. 1 pick in the collegiate draft May 28. The operation should be relatively simple and the recovery period Smith said. Coming Fury 10.40 5.30. Speedy Son 3.00. Macies Sure Lunar A Pal Boy also ran SEVENTH 4 year and up. 6 furlongs. Perfect Sonnet 12.20 4.80 Bonnie Brier Magic 3.80 2.70. Kings Berseem 2.70. Time- Tracy Magic. Lace Princess also ran EIGHTH 4 year olds and 6 furlongs Big Saint 1010 3.70 2 50. Careless Sun 3 20 Kyed 2.30 John Unitas discouraged SAN DIEGO John preparing for his 20th and possibly his last season of professional says the attitude of present-day players discourages him. game is a lot different than it was five or six years ago and it gets to where you don't know which end is what the hell their thinking the 41-year-old veteran National Football League quarterback said in an interview Monday. guys just don't have the dedication I would like them to have. You can't get them to do the things they should be doing. don't seern to care whether they play football or not as long as they make the team and get their Unitas said he wasn't only talking about his San Diego Charger team-mates. the general attitude in the and that's the thing that irks me more than anything else the NFL's all-time leading came to the Chargers from Baltimore last year and signed a two-year contract for more than a season But he spent the second half of the season on the bench because of a shoulder injury and the last-place team's decision to go with younger players. 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