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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 LETHBRIDQE HERALD May 1974 DID YOU KNOW You can save money on short haul air travel by travelling midnight Friday thru 3pm Sunday For special weekend rates to Victoria contact ART WILLIAMS TRAVEL CENTRE VILLAGE MAIL PHONE The Herald Sports Oil leak caused Foyt to drop from Indy 500 Back of the class didn't suit Rutherford Pomahac named top athlete Pomahac capped off an outstanding athletic career at the Catholic Central High School by being named the school s 1973 74 athlete of the Friday The talented grade 12 student was a standout as a member of the school s two major varsity sports this past season As a member of the football squad Pomahac was selected as the teams most valuable plaver and captured the scoring title He also participated with the varsity basketball squad and received a major letter ntoi'in WINM I luiih ill Morgan Munroe of ihe Kelly Keenan Steve Devcic of the and Paul Burke llj-.kub.ill Dee Dee Grbavac of Bill Dudas of Ted Stilson of the and John Mack'ey top MMllll II I I I W INNHf- I ill 3rd year Guy Pomahac 2nd year Kelly Keenan Glen Kieldgaard Devcic David Rohovie Barry Niedermier Alan Boras 1st year Richard Durma Dave Jackson Morgan Munroe Brian Maciura George Seiller George Konrad Curt Burgess Bob Caswell Rick Hovan Renato Dippolito Paul Burke Warren McEwen Francis Decoste Managers Randy Jensen Craig Lenchuka Kim n- year Dee Dee Grbavac Mickey Kmahan Kathy Wilson Wendy Rodzinyak Liz Kaplan 1st year Martha Kaplan Pat Kaio II ill ill 2nd year Bill Dudas Brad Peake 1st year Bill Feher Randy Jensen Guy Pomahac John Mackley Tony Meli Bob Moser Ted Slilson Manager Steve Devcic INDIANAPOLIS They sent Johnny Rutherford to the back of the class but he refused to stay there The forced to start near the back of the 33-car starting barrelled out of the pack at the start and with some help from A J Foyt's gearbox and Bobby Unser's empty won the In- dianapolis 500-mile auto race Sunday Unser was second and Bill Vukovich followed by defending champion Gordon Johncock and Englishman David the only foreign driver in the race always said if I ever fin- ished this race I'd either win it or finish in the top said Rutherford year I timshed it and I won it Rutherford was relegated to 25th place in the lineup his worst start since his rookie appearance in because he didn't get a chance to qualify on the first day of the trials he wound up with the second-best qualifying behind Foyt It was Foyt and Rutherford tor most of the starting from the pole position won with his 191 632 miles an hour qualifying speed But an oil leak with about 40 laps to go put Foyt out of the narrowing the contenders down to Bobby Unser for a Bobby's younger brother who won here in 1970 and 1971 the 1968 Indy winner and victor at the California 500 and Trenton 200 earlier this said he lost the race because of a miscalculation and tire trouble Happy winner John with his acknowledges the cheers of the crowd Sunday I Get a mighty I I little Merc. I I I If you re ready for the ultimate in fishirjg out- boards get a Merc With features you d expect only on bigger models ignition and Perma spark plugs let you troll all day without a sputter Glide angle design lets you cruise through weeds and over obstructions without a hang-up Merc has ideas to save gas too All this trouble- free performance is waiting for you at your Mercury dealers Stop in soon i i i i OVTHQARDS To ine I Me'CS 75 9d ''O -0 SO 65 85 115 150 HP We ury nL Sot 483 M is Qnur o MERCURY Power to do the thing you really want. Fiberglas Boats and Canoes FROM 10 FEET UP Boat Trailers Marine Supplies and Equipment Life Floater Coats SERVICE AND REPAIRS GLASCON INDUSTRIES 327 3rd St. S. Phone 328-4850 TOTAL FARM SUPPLY SERVICE Aluminum Car Trailers COMPLETE LINE OF Mercury Pithing Motors 20 H.P. Available at UFA Centres in LETHBRIDGE and VULCAN 3131-2nd Ave North Phone 328-5531 Canada-Russia series extended to eight games just outran us at the Bobby Unser said running out of fuel before the second pit stop didn't help His car owner and team Dan said lost 47 seconds on that second pit stop and then we lost 23 seconds later when the air wrench for the right rear tire didn't work and we couldn't change the tires decreased to 280 from 350 gallons of methanol for the was a key problem for many of the including Rutherford His crew said he finished with only a bit more than six gallons left only Ruby ran out of fuel He coasted into the pits after completing 199 laps and wound up ninth trom Fort led 122 of the 200 laps He averaged 158 589 miles an hour tor the three-hour well off Mark Donohue's 1972 record run at 162 962 m p h Three-time winner Louis Meyer who came from the 28th position to win the race in 1936 was the last man to pull off a victory from that deep in the pack A crowd exceeding the almost routine race a contrast from last year's death-and-rain-marred event in which Swede Savage and a pit crewman were killed Salt who raced again was critically burned along with several spectators and the race was delayed three days by constant showers last year Another Art also was killed in practice that month That race and the ensuing uproar led to the cutting of the fuel alterations on the race cars and several changes in the Speedway track There were seven yellow caution light periods totalling 34 minutes and 21 seconds but none was flashed because of a serious accident The only injury was to Jerry Karl whose car slammed into the outside wall on turn No 3 late in the race He was treated for a puncture wound to his leg and released from the Speedway infield hospital WINNIPEG The Team Canada 74 hockey series with the Soviet Union has bpen extended to eight games from the original six Ben chairman of the World Hockey Association s board of confirmed Sunday who is also president of the WHA's Winnipeg said the change was made at the request of the Russians who wanted a four-and four series similar to that played against an aggregation 6f National Hockey League players two years ago That series ended with Can- B.C. Lions sign three VANCOUVER The British Columbia Lions have signed three the Canadian Football League club announced today They are Canadian defensive tackle Lome American tight end Dick Bumpas and Canadian defensive back Joe Fabiani six-four and 255 transferred to the University of Idaho in 1972 from British Columbia 225 was an all- Amencan defensive end at the University of Arkansas in 1971 ada winning losing three and gaining a tie Hatskm also confirmed the playing dates in Canada would be Sept 19 and 23 and three of the four sites would be Quebec Winnipeg and Vancouver Arrangements for securing the fourth site are in the hands of John Bassett Jr president of Toronto Toros of the WHA It has not yet been decided whether the series will start in Vancouver and move east or begin in Quebec City and end at Vancouver The four dates in Russia also have not been but Hatskm said the series there would start as close to Oct as possible and would follow an exhibition series probably consisting of three games in Prague and a site in Sweden Hatskin's confirmation follows a steering committee meeting Friday comprised of Bill representing WHA Edmonton of the WHA Gordon Juckes and Jack representing the Canadian Amateur Hockey and Chris Lang and Lou Levaive of Hockey Canada Barring further com- Team Canada 74 will hold training camp at Edmonton Any player born in Canada will be eligible to play in the 1974 series Team Canada 72 was com- prised solely of players who signed contracts with the NHL teams and representation trom the WHA was not allowed Hunter said personal in- vitations to the training camp would probably be issued in July and that coach Billy Har- ris oi the Toros and his assist- Bobby Hull of and Pat Stapleton of Chicago Cougars would make the final selections with him and Hat- skin The only thing to prohibit NHL players from participating would be gaining permission from their respective he said Further announcements were expected to be made next month from Toronto Leafs sign four vets TORONTO Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the signing of Ron Brian Glennie Jim McKenny and George Ferguson to multi- year contracts with the National Hockey League club Leafs general manager Jim Gregory said only six players still are unsigned from last year's club Mike Gary Dennis Ed- die Paul Henderson and Rick Kehoe The NHL trading deadline is midnight tonight The Leafs had no trades to but were still discussing Gregory said Rutherford but sad for A. J. Shortage of We have a limited quantity at REDUCED PRICES TOYOTA TRAVEL CENTRE Coutts Highway Phone 327-31 85 U.S. Gallon U.S. Quart U.S. Case Lou Phone 327-31 65 INDIANAPOLIS Johnny Rutherford said he had mixed emotions when the oil from fellow Texan's A J Foyt's car splattered on his windshield with 150 miles to go Sunday in the Indianapolis 500 When A J started spitting I couldn't see out of my the 36-year-old veteran from Fort Worth said after scoring his first victory in 11 starts at Indianapolis A J 'and I had become very close friends I knew he was out of the race and I would not have to wrestle him down the stretch At the same I was glad because I knew that it would have been one heck of a finish Any time you are out there with A J you have got a race on your hands whose best finish heretofore was ninth in 1973 when he won the pole position and set the qualifying record of 199 071 miles an and the legendary from bidding for a record fourth had a head-to-head battle most of the way sitting on the led through most of the early stages of the but upon reaching the 139th lap of the 200-lap test saw his sleek red Gilmore racing machine sud- denly develop problems Smoke began coming and at the 140th lap he was blackflagged into the pits He pulled out at the 143rd lap scavenger pump on the blower went on the and that was it 'I hated to see Ruther- ford said afterward know what it must have meant to him But I'm racing the guy and at the end of the we would have had some wrestle with his wife mother of three small children at his dedicated his victory to his father back in Fort Worth is 61 years old and has the new Indy cham- pion said is the first In- dianapolis race that I've been in that he hasn't seen Rutherford said he wasn't discouraged by his 25th-place starting position and had only two anxious moments during the race in the race I came out of the pits and pulled in front of Billy Vukovich Actually I didn't see him and he had to spin out of the way Ua chivilr hie fiet mA LETHBRIDQE OFFICE FURNITURE LTD. 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TYPEWRITERS Checkered flag Rutherford crosses finish line Sunday ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES NATIONAL St New Los San San TODAY'S GAMES Houston Griffin at Montreal Rogers San Diego Jones Spillne- at Pittsburgh Brett and Kison San Francisco Caldwell at Chicago Frailmg Philadelphia Farmer at Atlanta Niekro Los Angeles Downing at St Louis Curtis New York Seaver at Cincinnati Norman SUNDAY'S RESULTS New York 000 100 10 1 Pittsburgh 021 000 7 0 Swan Sadecki Parker and Dyer Rooker Giusti Hernandez Tekulve and Sanguillen HR Pgh Robertson Montreal 102 000 8 1 Philadelphia 001 000 4 0 Blair Walker and Foote Schueler Scarce Watt Twitchell and Essian Cox Los Angeles 203 000 12 0 San Francisco 000 111 9 3 Rau Marshall and Ferguson Barr Williams Sosa Bryant McMahon MOffitt and Rudolph HR SF Maddox Cincinnati 001 200 7 1 San Diego 001 000 6 3 Nelson and Bench Freisleben Tomlm and Barton SATURDAY'S RESULTS Chicago 5 St Louis 4 Los Angeles 9 San Francisco 5 New York 4 Pittsburgh 3 Houston 5 Atlanta 1 Philadelphia 4 4 Montreal 3 2 Cincinnati 12 San Diego 4 LEAGUE LEADERS AB R H Pel Garr All 196 27 76 388 Smith SI 158 28 57 361 Morgan Cm 152 28 52 342 Unser Pha 116 20 39 336 Reitz SL 160 12 53 331 Gross Hou 130 23 43 331 Garvey LA 188 32 62 330 Stennet Pgh 173 34 55 318 Brock 173 34 55 318 Helms HOJ 149 13 47 315 Home runs Wynr Los Angeles 14 Garvey 11 Rjns batted in Garvey 42 Wynn 41 Pitching dve decisions Sosa 5-0 1 000 Johnson Los Angeles Caldwell San Francisco 7-1 875 SUNDAY Pacific Coast League Hawaii 5 Tucson 2 Albuquerque 5-1 Spokane 4-2 Salt Lake 10 Tacoma 8 Phoenix 2 Sacramento 1 International League Pawtucket 2 Toledo 1 Rochester 2 Syracuse 1 Tidewater 1 Charleston 0 Memphis 4 Richmond 3 SATURDAY Pacific Coast League Hawaii 12 4 Tucson 1 5 Albuquerque 8 Spokane 7 Phoenix 2-1 Sacramento 8-0 TODAY'S GAMES Detroit Coleman at Oakland Blue Milwaukee Kobel at California Ryan Cleveland J Perry at Texas Bibby Baltimore Palmer at Kansas City Dal Canton Chicago Pitlock at New York Medich Minnesota Goltz at Boston Tiant SUNDAY S RESULTS Milwaukee 000 010 8 1 Boston 020 101 13 0 Sprague Champion Rodriguez and Moore Lee and Fisk HRs Bos Pelrocelli Fisk Texas 000 010 000-1 8 0 Minnesota 000 012 11 0 Jenkins Stannouse and Sundberg Decker and Hundley HR Mm Carew Darwin Chicago 001 000 9 0 Kansas City 000 301 6 0 Kaat Gossage Acosta and Hermann Fitzmorns and Healy Cleveland 010 000 5 1 Detroit 101 000 6 0 Kline Hilgendorf Wilcox and Ellis Lolich and Freehan HR Cle Ellis First Baltimore 000 000 9 3 New York 002 210 9 1 Gnmsley Jefferson and Williams Tidrow Lyle and Munson HRs Bal Fuller Munson Sudakis Second Baltimore 020 100 11 2 New York 011 500 14 0 Alexander Garland Jackson and Hendricks Woodson Wallace Upshaw Lyle and Dempsey HRs Bal Powell Hendncks Oakland 000 005 8 1 California 000 113 8 2 Hamilton Knowles Fingers and Tenace Singer May Sells Selma and Rodriguez Sands HRs Oak Tenace Cal Rodriguez Sands SATURDAY'S RESULTS Baltimore 5 New York i Milwaukee 9 Boston 2 Texas 4 Minnesota 3 Detroit 5 Cleveland 4 Kdnsas City 4 Chicago 3 California 8 Oakland 2 LEAGUE LEADERS AB R Carew Mm Jackson Oak Hargrove Tex McRae KC Robinson Bal Pmiella NY Yastrski Bos Burroughs Tex Petelli Bos Gamble Cle H Pet 159 25 65 409 138 29 54 391 101 18 36 356 144 20 49 150 11 50 138 17 45 144 28 46 179 28 57 110 11 35 340 333 326 319 318 318 106 13 33 311 Home Runs Jackson 13 Horton Detroit 12 Runs Batted In Burroughs Texas 46 Jackson 37 Pitching five decisions G Perry Cleveland 7 1 875 Fingers Oakland 5 1 833 DUAL STEEL RADIAL TIRES MILE Written Guarantee ELRICH TIRES LTD. 4021st Ave. S. 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