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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Near-fatal crash and rain May 29, 1973 THE UTHBRIDGc HERALD f Two nightmares haunt Indianapolis drivers INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The 57th Indianapolis 500 was re- scheduled for today after being hit Monday by the, race driver's two worst fiery crash and a downpour. The crash came on the main straightaway only seconds afier the lead cars of the 33-car field Beaumont wants age restriction PARIS (AP) Count Jean de Beaumont, senior vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, has a plan to re- strict the Winter Olympics to competitors under 21. "It would stop com- mercialism in Olympic the Count said in an interview at his Paris home. Beaumont, 69, who was de- feated by Lord Killanin of Ire- land in the election for the IOC presidency last year, hopes to Race results EDMONTON Race results from Northlands Park Monday: FIRST S'MOO, claiming, 3 year olds and up, 7 furloncis. Humble Birth (Giesbrecht) 4.10 2 90 530, Cotton Tom (Parsons) 3.00 2.60, Tiger Tim (Stadnyk) 4.60. Time: V30. Alberta Brier, Easygopaddy, Mem- ory Hill, Angie Sue, Plucky Lune also ran. SECOND claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- loncts Just Affair fRycrofn 4 90 2.80 2.40, Shoes For Jimmy (Whittle) 2.90 2.50, Grog Shop (Giesbrecht) 6.00 Time: Irish Society, Mystic Arts, Agnlctil- cris, Plucky Eagle, Royal Attempt also ran. DAILY DOUBLE: SU.OO. THIRD SMOO. c'aiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlonas. Ferment (Ccmfcsi 3 10 350 770, Barb's Luck (McCauley) 2.30 11.30, Btai Force (Inda) 4.20. Time: 2-5. Silky Paoe, Cheat The Bull, Quilla- tion, Something High, Bill Hunk also 30'UINELLA: FOURTH claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs. Sprack (Stadnykl 1250 600 670, Sunwapta (Birroby) 13.20 6.00, Atlan- tic Star Wiseman) 690. Time: Red Mahogany, Heiahts, Day Will Come, Lonk, Way %lso ran. FIFTH 500, claiming, 3 year olds. 7 fur- Iciqs. Doolin Heart fRycro'O 6.00 360 3.10, Breath Of Surrmer (Hedge) 390 400, Aauadctte (Phclan) 5.40. Time- 1-5. Stormy Summer, Go Gypsy, My Meteor, Reiected Romance, Snow also ran EXACTOR: S23.50. SIXTH allowance, 3 year c-ias, 7 fur- lonas Duke Of Alba fLevinel 1650 549 Baltic Prince 'Whittle' 310 2.40, A Salt Banker (Barroby) 310. Time: Mr. L. D Barnacle Bay, Fast Catch also ran SEVENTH claiming, J year olds and up, 7 furlonqs. Call Me Star Modal 770 410 360, Baha Marimba (Shields) 4 70 3 60, Little Gyosy (D. Wiseman) 630. Time: 2-5. Hail The Dodqer, ha-.orulp, PODS Lady, Klondike Charm, Shawnee Moon also ran. EIGHTH claiming, 4 year olas end up, 1 1-16 miles Brybee Bee (Phrlaii 600 340 2 TO, Sootimp (Gold) 3.-10 2 30, Grand Stride (Norris) 750. Time: 25. New Response, Iron Admiral also ran. NINTH claiming, 4 year olds up, miles. Clory Pace (D Wiseman) 14 "0 600 X.60, Indian Lake (Medic) 400 3.00, Wing (Haynes) 3 20. Time: 1-5. Cryooenie, Royal Glen, Now Iran, Hpllzi, Swinq Leader also ran. QUINELLA: put his ideas up for discussion at the Olympic congress sched- uled for October in Varna, Bul- garia. The future of the Winter Olympics is in doubt. Many members of the IOC would like to drop them altogether because of the spread of com- mercialism. Killanin himself has said the future of the Winter Games could depend on how they go at Innsbruck in 1976. "Of course they are in dan- gpr." Beaumont said. "That is why I want to put them on sounder lines." He has discussed his under-21 i plan with Marc Hodler, presi- dent of the International Ski Federation "Hodler offered no objec- Beaumont said. "In fact I have not yet found anybody who disapproves of my plan. "The question of an age limit in the Summer Ganios does not arise. I am simply suggesting it for the Winter Olympics be- cause so much more money is involved in the Winter Games. "As soon as a skier reaches world class he is open to big money offers." The IOC congress at Varna will be the first since 1930. All, the world soorts federations, in- j eluding FIS, will confer with the IOC and thrash out the whole iuture of the Olympics. had started the rain-delayed 500-mile race Monday. It stunned the crowd of more than 300.000. Driver David (Salt) Walther, 25, of Dayton, Ohio, and nine spectators wera taken to hospi- tal, WaUher in critical condition with burns to 40 per cent of his Locals split soccer gs in Taber soccer games Two Lethbridge teams trav- elled to Taber Monday evening for Minor Soccer League ac- tion and came away with a split in games. In the lirst game the Leth- bridge Cougars were scuttled by the Taber Vultures 8-3 as Pat Piyne scored four times. Blaine Sinccnne added tliree markers for the winners while Michael Dorchak chipped in with two and Peter Gregus a single. Wilfred Roesler. Reno Muc- ciarone and Byron Campbell accounted for singles in a los- ing Cougar cause. In the second game. Bruce Olsen scored twice and Tracy Sinclair once as the Rangers edged past Taber No. 2. 3-1. Both games were in the junior division of the league. Meanwhile, in a senior div- ision encounter at the Civic Centre the Junior Royals thumped the Black Hawks 5-1 as Brad Peak scored Uires times for the winners. Ron Lamane and Dan Grezzly com- pleted ihe scoring for the Roy- als. Dan Santangelo averted a shutout for the Hawks. If you Heist the big ones! Get bargains galore from an inventory of Ccin W3IT 2 days DAVID WALTHER Minor baseball Winning pitcher Brent Mas- well rifled the third strike past 12 batters and led the Indians to a hard-fought 4-3 victory over the While Sox in Lake- side Little League action Mon- day night. It was ths sixf-h consecu- tive for the Indians, who received a pair of singles from Maxwell and D'Arcy Foder off losing hurler Barry Kimmitt. Kimmitt, who fanned seven hitlers in the loss, led the los- ers at the plate with two safe- ties. In a Lakeside Senior Little League match, Earl Ingarfield struck out 15 hitters and allow- ed only two hits as he gave the Athletics a 3-2 decision over the Twins. Lamr Lennox took the loss giving up two hits. Meanwhile at Norcrest, Mer- lyn Bunnage struck out seven hitters and guided the Braves to a 10-0 shutout over the Ex- pos in a Little League contest. Robert Hoffman took the loss. Grant Weins led the winners with a home run and a single while Ken Kotkas added a triple and a single and Allen Smith a pair of singles. Weins' home run was an in- side the park grand-slam. Terry Hamilton paced the Expos with two singles in three- at-bats. In another tilt, the Cardinals picked up a slim 9-8 win over the Pirates. Frank Kogler bested Mark Tokariuk for the mount vic- tory. Dave Field paced the Cards at the plate with two doubles while Ron Moline and John Csurka added two singles each. Tokariuk managed a doable iii a losing effort. LAKESIDE SENIOR LITTLE LEAGUE W L PtS Athletics 4 2 8 Tiqers 3 4 6 Twins 2 2 4 Yankees .234 body, a broken left wrist and a passible back injury. Several drivers complained about the start and the way the accident occurred. Mike Mos- ley, involved in an accident each of the past two years, told staner Pat Vidan: "This is terrible. Nobody was in position behind the front row. Both of A. J. Foyt's cars (Foyt and George Snider) passed me before we got to the green light. I am not saying it was tteir fault. Nobody was in position." LOOKED O..K TO HIM Chief Steward Harlan Fengler said he thought the start "locked pretty good." Most of the injured spectac- tors suffered burns. Drivers Mike Hiss and John Martin received minor injuries and were expected to be in the field today if their cars could be repaired in time. Crews of the cars damaged in the 10-vehicle wreck and Speed- way repair crews worked throughout the night to get both the cars and the track ready for the race. Walther's car rammed into the wall, turned upside down and exploded in flames. The crash sent a shower of debris that dented several other cars and flew into the front rows of the crowd only about 20 feet from the track. The crash sheared off hvo steel poles supporting a cable and wire mesh fence above the i wall, but the cables kept the cars and bigger pieces of wreckage from going into the grandstand. Only Walther's McLaren was ruled out of the race. In addition to Walther, Martin and Hiss, the crash also in- volved Wally Dallenbach, Lee i Kunzman. Jim McElreath, Mos- Dick Simon, Hobbs and JLfoyd Ruby. It focused in the middle of the 11-row grid. The front Johnny Rutherford and former champions Bobby Unser and j Mark not in- I volved in the accident, nor were three other former champions, three-time winner Foyt, Mario Andretli and Al Unser. Driver trapped The legs of race ear driver Salt Walther protrude from shorn off front of his overturned racer during crash shortly after the start of Monday's Indianapolis 500-mile race. Walther is in an Indianapolis hospital in critical Serious injuries continue condition, suffering from multiple burns and possible back injury. The race was set to get under way this morn- ing at eight o'clock MDT. If was postponed Monday be- cause of the crash and heavy rains. Roll cages have to come INDIANAPOLIS (AP) "How much longer are we go- ing to let this go fumed Gary Bettenhausen. staring at the wreckage of David (Salt) Walther's 77 McLaren-Offy in the Speedway's Gasoline Alley. keep on having serious injuries and deaths until we put roll cages on these cars. I've been fighting for them for a long time. The drivers are 90 per cent in favor of them. Still nothing is done. "Look how many deaths we've had from cars that land upside down. I'm one of the few guys to walk away from such a wreck. But the guys are just too proud or something to go for the cages." The 25-year-old Walther was the chief casualty in a nine-car accident Monday on the first lap of the rain-delayed In- dianapolis 500. His car hit the outside wall, Golf league LAKESIDE Dean Harker, Ixw gross Flemings 30. Low net Bob Snowden. Singers 31. Low team net Pahulje. Hans DeGroot. Ken Ruston. Paul Matisz and Greg Park 142. Eight-point-sweep Ace Sup- plies over Fraches. Leo Singers 55 Jubilee ..............SI CJOC ...........51 Imperial Li'e........... Ace Building ..............40 Pahuiie ...............49 Dorigatti Fleming .................47 Union 76................45 CHEC .........43 l-ouso of Letnbridpe A and XV Sugar Betters Parsons Electric Qv.-en Fraches Le'hbndse Herald Prank Walkers 40 .40 39 .38 .37 37 COUNTRY CLUB Low gross Jim Carney, Parsons 41. Low net Dorin Berlando, Reliance Agencies 31. j Low team net Reliance J Agencies, Berlando, Ray Bow- j er. Ron Chapman and Walter j Mitson 141. Eight-noint sweep Lake- view Texaco over Gentle- men III. Key Realty Packers Parsons Tollesfrup Swifts Lakevicw Texaco Black's Men Shop Eaton's Doripatti Lethbridge Office Furniture Reliance Agencies Gentlemen III severed two support poles, flipped over, spun and burst into flames before the startled eyes of spectators in the main grandstand. CONDITION STABLE He was reported in stable but serious condition from burns to 40 per cent of his body and a broken left wrist. Two other drivers were treated and released, and eight spectators, hit by flying parts, also were taken to hospital. An hour after the flaming crash, after most of the spectators had begun streaming out to await today's second try at the race, Walther's garage on the north end of the alley was grim. Bettenhausen, whose father had crashed and died on the old brick and concrete oval, and Walther's chief mechanic, Tom Smith, examined the wreckage as other members of the team and pit crew, including one of Salt's" six brothers, Jeff, stood by in silence. "I got a good look at said Smith. <-It was a tight squeeze going down that straightaway and I think he was bumped." like his right rear tire said Bettenhausen. "There were some skid marks and they looked like they got j heavier." Bettenhausen had dropped in out of interest both in the man and in the car. If he could find out what happened to the car i during the crash he might save the lives of other drivers. The need for roll cages dominated his analysis. "They are compulsory now on sprint cars and midget cars, ev- ery kind of car except these." Bettenhausen said. "I remem- ber one year six men were killed in sprint races when their cars turned over. Since the, cages were installed, I know of i only Bettenhausen had his car turn eight flips before landing upside down in 1969 at Milwaukee. "I was just Later I told one of the drivers that we should have protective cages, and he just laughed at me. I felt like knocking his teeth in." Jeff Walther said he talked to his brother, and "he said his back hurt like hell." BORN INTO RACING Walther is a driver who has had to live down the "rich kid'' label. He is one of six children of George Walther, president of Dayton-Walther and sponsor of race cars. The handsome, long-haired Salt raced outboards at 12. moved up to hydroplanes and started racing sprint cars in 19G8. Majesties drop Midgets Great West Tire Majesties I scored a slim 10-8 decision over Winston Churchill Midgets in Lethbridge Women's Softball League action Monday night. Jeannine Stringam picked up the mound win while Brenda Lazaruk suffered the loss. 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