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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 24, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta American owners may have jumped the gun in saying no wants ail Canadian-bom players in series NEW Y011K (CP> JF LJio upcoming C a n a d a -R u s s i a hockey series provided the Ca- nadian Amateur Hockey Asso- ciation with hot copy out of Suinl John, N.B. lliis week, it should draw no less interest when the; N u L i o n a I Hoc-key League hoard of governors siis Ijpr? for two (Jays of sessions starting today. "There's no question where I NIIL president Clarence Campbell said Unlay on the sub- ject of contributions by the var- ious league clubs to the Hockey Canada project. Campbell said lie recom- mended "very strongly" at (he time the invitation was ex- tended to Hockey Canada that all Canadian-born players he al- lowed to participate and, de- spite some early opposition by U.S. owners, he was "hopeful it will be accepted." Uu said some U .5 .-b a s e d SETS NEW WORLD MARK Bob Seagren, vaulting for the California SMders, clears the bar at 18'4" For a new world mark in the pole vault. The old mark, heid by Seagren, was Sweden's Kuell Kssakson matched the barely set record min- utes after Seagren vaulted. (AP Wirephoto) Six jockeys searched CALGARY (CP) The Al- berta Racing Commission has clajnpcd down on regulations at Victoria Park and six jock- eys were searched Saturday for illegal batten- operated stimulating devices. No illegal equipment was found. The search was conducted CALGARY (CP) Race results 7ucsasy Victoria Part- FIRST si.JCO, allowance, 3 year elds, 7 fur- Kindly Former (Slodnyk) 7.50 5.00 3.60, NcElime (Comts) 7090 13 70, FcuHhouqW .1 30 after the horses entered the gain for the Calgary Maturity Slakes, a race which commis- sion chariman Irv Parsons said was picked at random for the search. Parsons said there have been rumors jockeys were using such devices. "Generally, such rumors Ti R 1-5 Counly Doctor, Norlnern Beau, Brumblo Will Argue, Blaze cf Speed also ran. SECOND S1.5CO, claiming. 2 year elds, 5 fur- longs. Brcnflkendan (Rycrcll) -7 1.160 5.50, Monkey Perl (Arnold! .LED 3.60, Ginnies Guy (fiarroby) 3 do. Granclin Park. Special Biend, Aqua- dells, M.izics Joy, Morn also DAILY DOUBLE: S17B. THIRD SI..'CO. tlaiininn. J year and up. r.PO 2.50 FIFTH J year and up, 7 furlongs. Oulroman (Barroby) 21 .ID 6.30 3.50, Main Haio (Whillle) 3.90 3.30, Alchard (Walson) 6.50 Time: Ky Honor, 0 Gemini, Go Go Glen, Freeway Flyer, Burqundy Lass also ran. EXACTOR: SS5.7.0. SIXTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 (urlcngs. Hills Of Snow (Sanchez) 9.30 5.20 3.70. Copcl To Dash (Combs) 6.10 3.80, Special Boul (Rasmussen) 3.30 Time: Wc-p Celtic, LiHIp Gypsy, Junie Moon, Jake The Rake, Padoygceasy also ran. SEVENTH -1.9DO, claiming, J year olda and up, Transbnar (Hedqe) 21.BO -I.JO 7.10, Irirh jv.instrel (Sanclicz) 3 3 JO Opporlunily (Morris) J.70 T: 1 55 25. Compass, Swi'l Fluller, Dis- on, Slrkes Read, Make II lare unfounded but the easiest way to guard against il ever happening is to conduct regu- lar Stewards Marc Jenkins and Dan Osbornrv Of the Western Canada Racing Association said the searches were the I start of a general tightening of j security which mil likely be extended lo pony bovfi accom- panying horses on post parade and exercise boys in the morn- ing. Racing commission steward Clay PuelL who conducted the search, said he is "convinced that in the past some riders have packed batteries here from lime to time." "They do it everywhere else, if they can get away with it. There is no reason lo think this track is any different." Four fines were also levied, three in connection with the .Maturity Stakes. Apprentice jockey Curtis Lc- vinc was fined 5100 for failing lo keep Game Song straight coming out of the gate and Dclbcrt Rycrofl and Kick Hedge, rioVrs of Ihc first second finishers, were fined Sjo for fighting in the jockey quar- lers. Hedge, aboard powerful Pop, claimed a foul against liycrofl who rode winner Kims Kid the claim was disal- lowed. Frank Em-ruby fined KQ for slashing annUia- jockey wil.h his whin teams were hesitant to allow then- players lo lake part in Ihe eight-game scries with the Rus- sians, scheduled for September, "before there was any real knowledge as lo what il was all about." lie referred to the scries as a "Canadian project" but that there was an "unfortunate lack of communication" between the Hockey Canada committee and the MIL. The death of C. Stafford Smythc, former president of To- ronto Maple Leafs, and depar- ture from the NIIL of David Molson of Montreal Canadians Kelly, Schultz all mixed up By THE CANADIAN PRESS A couple of liigh Flyers, Phil- adelphia style, are as much in the air over where they'll he playing hockey next as Lhcir employers. Dave S c h u 11 z, a rugged winder with Richmond Rohins of Die American Hockey League last season, said Tuesday night so Tar as he knows he's still a Flyer. And fellow Philadclphian Boh Kelly, reported earlier in the week lo have signed with the Yational Hockey League now is said to be headed for liicago Cougars of the rival World Hockey Association. Kelly couldn't he reached for comment, but Schultz said from lis Tlosctown, Sask., home he nothing about his re- ported signing Monday b y York Raiders of the WHA. Low gross honors to Van Buskirk Bill Van Buskirk playing wilh the Packers' foursome fired a 41 to take home the low gross honors in Counlry Club Golf League play Tuesday night. Low net honors went, to Jim McDonnell, who ended with a .13 and helped Eatons stay on top of the league with Lake- view Texaco. Both clubs have 24 points apiece in first place, hut are closely followed by Tolles- trup's and CHEC with 23 points each. The low team net score went lo the Bcny's foursome which included Boh McGregor, Vaughn Hembroff. Brent Logan and Don Rice who combined for a 352 score. In Lakeside action Ken Tsujiura led the w a y for Fraches as he won low net hon- ors with a 32 Tuesday. With Tsujiura setting t h e pace Fraches won low team net wilh a 147. Joining Tsujiura were Ed Mihalik, Jim Shigehiro and George Higa. Low gross went to Roch Bruneau of Dorigalti with a 37. Two eight-point sweeps were j registered. Jubilee took eight from A and W while The Herald boiled Ace Building. COUNTRY CLUB pis Lekeview Texaco.......... 7.1 Earons .....................jj CHEC "P .23 Peny's..... jj Lilydale 21 GcnllE-men IM............ 21) Skills ...'20 Parson's Le'h. Ollice Furmlure LAKESIDE Flcmnn CHEC Ifr.L'se cf Cenflcmcn III Frames nr.rtglin .............V.' Suc-ar Beeterr Ace Gldq Supplies A iind W Imrcrial Life And while the prospects of a legal entanglement loom large on the horizon for cither or both players, there were murmur- ings out of Houston that super- star Hobby Hull is ready lo jump from the NHL Chicago Black Hawks to the WHA Winni- peg Jets. CALL C'ONIT.KKNCE Humors abounded in Winni- peg that an established NHL player was conferring Tuesday night wilh Jets officials and the club has called a news confer- ence for ]0 a.m. CDT today. II could not be confirmed, how- ever, who or what would be an- nounced. "As far as I know I'm signed with the Schultz said. "But my JawTer handles all that." He said rumors of him signing mill several (earns in recent days lias upset him and that he didn't want lo make any further comment until he talked to his Philadelphia lawyer, Howard Casper. Schultz, who amassed an AHL record 392 minutes in the pen- alty box with Richmond Ibis season, concluded: "I'd like lo know what, the hell's going on." Meanwhile, Ed Short, general manager of the Cougars, be- came upset over the announced signing Monday of Kelly by Philadelphia to a multi-year pact. CLAIMS CONTRACT Short said the Clucago team has "a legal contract with Kelly signed last Tuesday" and that the Cougars could possibly file suit if the 21-year-old winger re- mains in Philadelphia. In Houston, Aeros president Jim Smith said the WHA lias agreed to pool its resources to malch the contract Hull is seeking to negotiate wilh Chicago. The 15-year NHL veteran, five times a 50-goal scorer, has said if the Hawks don't agree to his million for signing and SI million over the next four negotiate with Winnipeg. The Jeus look Hull in Ihe uni- versal WHA draff earlier Ihis year. Smith said Ihe WHA voted during a recenl meeting in Quebec City to let Winnipeg pay ?1 million dollars of the contract with the other nine members chipping in apiece. "He wants million and we feel he's Iho type of player who would be a tremendous draw for Ihe league." Smith added thai from "people I've lalkcd io" Hull is serious and that "there's at. leasl a 50-50 chance he'll be in our league." King-Browns top regalta Dr. R. King-Browtj and mate Miss Elaine King-Brown sal- led away wilh top honors in (he opening Regalia of Hie El. Mary's Sailing Club over ihc holiday weekend. The King-flnnvn entry bested second place finishers Ken BuUer and Heinn Dceken. Charles Virtue and his male Irene Virtue were third. ryrzkii KIIHUY may become clear SAINT iS.IJ, {CT' Canada's pavliripalion in world hncKoy roiuputiiion came lo the Tmsvby al Ihe miH'liiiH of ('anadian Ania- leur Hockey The operation of (ho tional Ice Hockey Federation ils look strong r i I i c i s in and president. Joo of offered some insitfhl on I'lO'TOSs Inwards (lit! upcoming rnen hotkey se- i it (Vr'alos "niijihl do lo Mlt'i'.d (ho CA1IA niri.t- ir learn Ihi; uay thai. m oliiv-s iu e conducted, Kry- InM delegates in his tvporl it ('AHA ;il I hi; I11IF .sprinj! congress in Prague. "The nffiml working hm- RII.IRC is English hut 00 per j ccnl of delegates don't undcr- sl.'Hid a word of Kry- .said. 1 ''lly lliu lime iL is translated German, or ;iny of Uu! i other languages, the clinirman lias convenienlly moved on to j another topic." liunny Ahearne, Til IF denL and mccliiiR chairman, was criticized for his handling of (.lie meetings. Two motions wore made, by during Urn spring IIIIK IJc ,snid he lost Die first without even hearing a vole. "J made one and by Hie limn j 1 made the. second one, he, inie) indicated lo me tli.it Ihe vote had already been me voic nail already uccn taken. 1 said I believed it was proper for a seconder and a show of hands. He said 'No, il was unanimous.' In an interview later. Kry- cz.ka, a corporate lawyer just entering liis second year as CA1IA president, expressed con- cern over Ahearne's handling of the meeting. He found "it very strange lhal somebody from Greal rlrilain, where parliamentary procedure grew up, doesn'l abide by par- liamentary procedure in organ- mng am] runnini; his own mocl- inps "Many a lime, by the time sonij'lhing is iran.sl.-iled and the impact of it has had lime lo sink in, Ihe chairman has ruled that Ihc mailer had been dealt with and he won't reopen Ihe mailer to discussion." 1 In his report on the Prague j congress, Kryozka said Ihe Ca-j nadian delegation had inlended lo slrcss only Canada's pavilion in regard lo world competition, j I maintaining Ihe work towards I an competition in 1 ho i world championships. They had no inkling of any Russian plans, for lalks on a higher level. The Dnssians came rigbl oiil anil HH.T iiviHlcfl I'D i explained. Agrecinent on Ihc Septemlii.'r was 1 re.ichnl aflrr III. I days of negotiations. In an inlcrview. he said the composition on the Canadian team would probably have lo be known by mid July al the lalcsl. "By July ID I think we'll a prctly good Krvcvka .said (Incc llui National Hockey League owners have given Iheir consent, "sometime heUveen now and June-at Ihc latest by I lie middle of know which players are interested, which arc available. Then we'll gel down lo Ihe nitty-gritty of picking the team.'1 fi'aiiiBs .in> for To- ronto, Montreal. Winnipeg and Vancouver Sept. 1 11, wilh a re- liu'n cnq.'igeim'iif in (he Sovie) Union Kcpl. 22-211. were listed by Campbell as con- tributing factors to Ihe commu- nication gap. "Under the circumstances there was nobody left to com- municalc Hockey Canada's posi- tion to anybody in the said Campbell. L'ndcr an agreement wilh Hockey Canada, the three Cacia- dian NHL franchises at Toronto, I Montreal and Vancouver agreed to give player support to any open hockey series with the I then world champion Russian team. i Smythe. who died following abdominal surgery last October, and Molson, whose family sold its interest in the Montreal club during the season, were their respective team delegates to the Hockey Canada committee. N'OTES PROBLEMS "As far as Vancouver is con- cerned I'm not saying they weren't said Camp- bell, "but Mr. McLean (Can- ucks' board chairman Cyrus McLean) is not the normal rep- resentative on Ihe Vancouver club, plus the obvious limita- tions under which they oper- ate." The Canucks are owned by Minneapolis-based Medicore and its two chief officers, Thomas Scallen and Lyman D. Walters, have been involved with the British Columbia courts over movement of funds designated for the hockey club into accounts of a parent firm. "So when the package (series of games between Russian and Canada) emerged from Prague." Campbell continued, "I think a lot of NHL people were taken by surprise, He added that initially, proba- bly, some "noses were a little out of joint that (hey hadn't been informed" of the goings-on in Prague between Hockey Can- a d a, Ihe International Ice Hockey Federation and the So- viet hockey hierarchy, "Plus the fact the observa- tions (regarding participation by players from U.S. teams) were made for the most part by lower echelon in the management long More the owners had an opportunity to say what they thought." One of those opposed to allow- ing his players take part in the series under ils present format was W'eston Adams Jr., the youthful president of Boston Bruins, 1071-72 Stanley Cup champions. Campbell implied, however, that perhaps those originally against the venture may have second thoughts when tbe gover- nors meet here this week. McGregor's selection controversial TORONTO (CP) Selection of Billy McGregor of Toronto lor Canada's Olympic judo team has evoked differences of opin- ion between Canadian and On- t n r i o associations and has drawn letters of prolest from Goki Uemura, of Toronto, Cana- dian lightweight champion. Uemura, defeated Mc- Gregor for the Canadian title, claims politics played a role in Ihe selection and in Jrtler.5 lo Sport Ontario, Health Minister .John Munro and James C.'mart.Vs International Olympic Committee representative, he tu-gcd that the selection process be altered. Uemura defeated McGregor in Ihe national championships in Halifax last weekend and also in the Onlario championships, in Mnrch. Uemura charges that Ihe Canadian Kodokan Black Belt Assoeialion's selection sys- Icm is unjust. Frank Halashila. CKBBA Wednesday, May 34, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 7 "t if- tf GETTING IN ON THE ACT Chicago Cubs' first base- man Jim Hickman and fan vie for pop-up foul off bat of New York Mels' Bud Harrelson Tuesday in Chicago. Hickman won Ihe batlle for the out. (AP Wirephoot) Last practice for Indy 500 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind CAP) Drivers who will start Satur- day's million Indianapolis 500-mile race got their final chance to map battle plans today during a three-hour ses- sion of "carburelion" runs. The 2.5-m i 1 e Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where more than 250.000 will gather lor the 56th running ot the richest mo- toring event in the world, opened at 10 a.m. for the first time since time trials ended Smiday. The carhuretion tests have been traditional at Indianapolis for years, but at least one car owner calls them "antiquated." "We haven't used carburetors on these cars in said Tigers open with victory EDMONTON (CP) Ed- _....._._ .___ ___ monton Tigers, capitalizing on Lindsey Hopkins, a wealthy soil two big innings, defeated Red I drink bottler from Atlanta. What the drivers actually do is practice, the same as they have done all mouth. For their final day on the oval, however, they use their race-day chassis setup, the new engines they have installed or reworked, and check fuel consumption and tire wear. LOSES DRIVER Hopkins, meanwliile, lost one of his regular drivers when Wally Dallcnbach was selected Tuesday to drive Andy Grana- lelli's STP-Lola. Along with Mel Kenyon and Roger McClustey, Dallcnbach had formed the Indy team that Hopkins co-sponsors. But of Hopkins' three pilots, Dallenbach found himself first on the bump list during the final flurry of qualifying, and ac- tually was ousted from the line- up by ex-slock-car driver Cale Yarborough. Granatelli's Lola had been qualified in the middle of the fourth row by 45-year-old Art Pollard during (lie first round. He wrecked it two days later, however, and wound up in Ihe hospilal with a broken 1 not shown, thus will make Iiis sixth Indy start anyway. Dallenbach probably will be the busiest driver at the Speed- way dunng the carburetion tests. Hace officials direcled that Lhe Lola must run at least 100 miles before it Is certified for competition. Deer Elks H-D in an Alberta Major Baseball League gamo Tuesday. The tigers scored six runs in the third and five in the eighth off losing pitcher Al McKee. The Elks committed five errors in those two innings. Bill Chahley was the winning pitcher, although he needed re- lief help from Ken Ewasiuk with the bases loaded and two out in the top of the eighth inn- ing. AI Staples had three hils for Edmonlon, while Blair Hanna and Wayne McKee each gol two singles. For the Elks. Fred Seyer had a single and a triple. Bowling CAPRI BOWL WEDNESDAY MORNING Brrfjden Ul, Barbara RuII- en Sandra CrcuHY WBrd :UO_ Grant 755, Res Atkinson J35, Mecian Yanosik 336, Grace Noncka Schuli ?I3. Kflrpn Laronrt- 321 DUCAN SOCIAL CLUB Joe Gaiarek in. Bill Pasioor ?oi 1------ Cc-iine ICO, Pal Gibbons 235 LIppa Dcrolhv Wilier 209 WEDNESDAY 1 Ccnh president and or.e of five mem-; The ear was repaired hut was i slpn 766 picked the Olympic team, said Pollard couldn't drive it. Dallen- HBICI 252, Anre Tuesday tiio selectors had lo go I bach, who would have moved up on the basis of past perform- from his first alternate status to I maski 275, irenc Lyna- jji ances. i fill the 33nl spot, had the Lola I You can take a WHITE HORSE anywhere Distilled, Blended and Bottled in Scotland by White Horse Distillers Ltd., Scotland ;