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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 31, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE UTHIRIDCE HERALD Thurjdoy, Mo> 31 1973 Tragedy mars animal event Johncock is the victor in Indianapolis 332% INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The 57th Indianapolis 500-mile race ended Wednesday as it began; in tragedy and in the rain. G o r d" o n Johncock was awarded the victory Wednes- day, two weeks after Art Pol- lard was killed in a crash dur- ing practice, two days after Da- vid (Salt) Walther was burned badly in an aborted start of the race, and two hours after driver Swede Sav age w as critically in- jured and a crew member killed The triumph by the small and dapper Johncock was witnessed by an estimated 20.000 specta- tors surrounded by more than empty seats at the In- dianapolis Motor Speedway. "I have been running races for 18 years, a lot of them very frustrating, but this has made it all worth it." said Johncock. The race was red-flagged to a halt after 133 laps (332'- miles) because of rain When asked if was happy the rain came, Johncock replied- "No, I'd like to have seen it go 500 miles He said the only really anx- ious moment for him in the race was m one of the early laps when another car almost pressed him against the wall in the third turn. "The traffic eased up in the latter part of the race and it was very comfortable riding those last laps." A record crowd of more than swarmed into the Speed- way Monday when ram washed out the race about 20 minutes after the multiple-car crash in which Walther was seriously in- jured. About showed up Tues- day, only to watch the rain come again And gloom, and dampness also were the order of the day Wednesday. But, after a five-hour, 10 minute wait, the race got started with- out incident. Johncock averaged 159 014 miles an hoar for the shortest race in the event s long history. The race was over in two hours, five minutes and 27.66 seconds. The shortest previous Indy was in 1950 when Johnny Par- sons was given the victory after 13S laps, also because of ram. The 36-year-old Johncock is expected to get more than 000 in pri7e money from the third straight Indy purse of more than SI million. Johncock beat Billy Vukovich, whose father was a two-time winner of the classic, by one minute, 25 seconds, while third place went unofficially to Roger Mel Kenyon placed fourth and Gary Bettenhausen vi as fifth. Savage. 26. of Santa Ana. Ca- lif was involved in the second serious accident in his career. He was critically injured in a sports car race at Ontario, Ca- lif in 1971 He was reported in critical condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with fractured legs and burns on his face, arms and right hand. Armondo Teran, a 22-year-old bachelor from Culver City, Ca- lif., died about one hour after he was struck by a fire truck driving the wrong way on the pit road while it hurried toward Savage's accident. Schmidt, May win trips to Washington in July By LLOYD Y Herald Sports Writer Ardyth Schmidt Stan May had the hot hand in Cal- gary last weekend and earned themselves a pnze they'll never forget The prize for the two local 10-pin bowlers is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they'll compete in the National Bowling Council All- Amcrican Youth bowling cham- pionships from July 29 to Aug- ust 1 Both youngsters landed berth into championships by defeating all-comers in their respective divisions at the Al- berta roll-offs staged in Cal- gary. North Stars win Competitive swimming available The City of Lethbridge, Com- munity Services Department, announced Wednesday that they will provide facilities for a Summer Competitive Swim Club this year. The club will be formed in order to ensure that an oppor- tunity is available for local swimmers, who do not tram in the winter, a chance to learn competitive swimming and pos- sibly a training ground for the Southern Alberta Summer Games to be held in Raymond in July. The club will operate out of the Lions Pool starting June 22. Kegistrations for the club will be accepted at the Lions Pool on weekdays from to p.m. Lethbridge Hotel North Stars rallied for three runs in the bottom of the seventh and final inning and edged Labor Club Athletics 4-1 in the first game of a Southern Alberta Maior Men's Fastball League double- header Wednesday night The two clubs were deadlock- but a two-run double by winning pitcher gave the North Scars the victory. Bareham belts two home runs Debi Bareham blasted two home runs and led Park Plaza to an easy 19-4 victory over Winston Churchill Midgets in Lethbridge Women's Softball League action Wednesd a y night. One of Bareham's homers was a grand-slam which helped Kathy Muller pick up the mound win over Gail Elan- chard. In another contest, Great West Tire Majesties edged Labor Club Larks 15-15 with Ruth Miller earning the win over Sheila Medon Linda McKenzie and Jojce Filan belted home runs for the winners while Eva Deringer and Judy McNab hammered home runs for the losers. Meanwhile losing pitcher George Androkovich stroked a three-run homer, but All-Star Sports scored a 15-8 decision over Haico Wickes Warriors in City Men's Slow Pitch League play last night j Roger Douglas earned the win. In another match, Lethbridge Glass Devils dumped College Mercury Cougars 156. Larry Scmlle picked up the win while Bob Ackerman took the loss Schille and Arnell Joevenazzo poked out home runs jn the vic- tory. Allan Barva suffered the loss Tom Bersnac paced the win ners at the plate with a pair of singles while Rick Dietaen stroked a home run and a single in a losing cause. Meanwhile the Lethbridge Generals scored seven runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat Picture Butte Rae Mot- ors 12-7 in the second game of the scheduled double-header. Tom Yip went the distance to earn the win while reliever Ron Fix was tagged with the loss. Joe Tokai started for Picture Butte but was relieved by Fix in the second inning. He was then relieved by Hartley Phil- lips in the sixth. Rich Jankoviak led the win- ners with three singles while Denms Kisio added a double and a bingie. Lloyd Yamagishi, Aaron Cle- ments and Mike Pierzchala aided with a pair of singles. Dan Tolley paced Picture with two home runs and a single while Barry Rieters aid- ed with three singles. Tom Tamura also stroked a double and a single while Sam Tamura poked out a pair of singles and Greg Lazarufc a home run in a losing cause. Schmidt picked up her air- plane ticket to Washington by winning the girls' handicap roll-off while May walked away with his trip by capturing the boys' handicap final. Jn Washington the two locals will be competing against re- presentatives from every US. state along with entries from British Columbia. The championship titles up for grabs will be based on a cumulative point system, which includes 40 points on a written examination, 50 points for bow- ling scores and five points each on reports submitted about them by their school principal and a written essay on why they want to go to col- lege. The winner of each division will win a scholarship to help further their education. Meanwhile Schmidt, who is a 19-year-old student at the Leth- bridge Collegiate Institute and in her first year as a 10-pin bowler, felt it was luck that earned her the trip. "I guess I was lucky to win the trip after being last before the final round of play in Cal- commented Schmidt. :'I expect tougher compe- tition in Washington and all I fan do is go out and give my she added. The young lady has won prizes prior to the Calgary roll- offs, but doesn't feel they match up with her trip to Washing- ton. "It's the gieatest thrill of my she said On the other hand, 18-year-old May, who also attends the LCI, was surprised when he cap- tured the roll-offs. "I really didn't expect to win, but now I'm looking for- ward to the he said. "The trip saould be excit- ing according to the list of hings they have planned out for he added. May, who is planning to at- :end university in the fall, will going all out to win the XX) scholarship to help pay for j us higher education program, i One for each of you George Vickers, proprietor of the Downtown Bowla- drome, gives Stan May, centre and Ardyth Schmidt each a 10-pin bowling ball. Vickers made the presentation re- cently and with it wished the two local bowlers all the success necessary for a strong showing at the American Bowling Congress 10-pin finals. Find themselves on trading block Top WHA scorers surprised NEW YORK (CP) Minutes after the new owners of New York's Golden Blades, formerly the Raiders, made their debut Hull named SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Andre Lacroix was riding an emotional see-saw Wednesday First came the news that the World Hockey Association's scoring champion had been traded to New York Golden Blades in a major five-player deal A few hours later, he learned that he had been named to the WHAs' first all-league team Lacroi> who scored 124 points for Philadelphia Blazers last >ear, was picked for the centre spot on the all star team a panel of writers and bi oadcasters. Joining him on the first team forward line were right wing Danny Law son, also of Philadelphia, and playing coach Bobby Hull of Winnipeg Jets, chosen at left wing. Hull was the lone unanimous selection The Blazers received centre Ron Ward and goaltender Peter Donnelly. The New York club also got tlie rights to negotiate goaltender Bcrme Parent who walked out on the Phila- delphia club during the play- offs. J. C. Tremblay of Quebec Les Noi cliques and Paul Shmyr of Cleveland Crusaders were picked as the defencemen on the team atong with goaha Gerry Cheevers of Cleveland. in public, the World Hockey As- sodiation club announced Wednesday it had completed a trade involving four players and possibly five with Vancouver Blazers involving their top scorers. The Golden Blades, now owned by more than a dozen businessmen, traded centre Ron Ward and goalie Pete Donnelly to the Blazers for centre Andre Lacroix, the WHA top scorer with 124 points, and his left- wing line-mate Don Herriman. Lee Matison, vice-president and treasurer of the Golden Blades, said the club also had acquired the negotiation rights to the contract of Bcmie Par- ent, the goalie who jumped from the National Hockey League and played v.ith the Blazers be- fore they moved from Phila- delphia to Vancouver in a switch ot ownership earlier tins month Matison said that just before the news conference the WHA, with president Gary Davidson attending, had agreed to allow Parent to make the change from the Blazers to the Golden Blades. The big question now is whether the Golden Blades, who have vowed to give New York a winning team, can meet Par- ent's terms. As far as the WHA is con- cerned, Parent has four more years of a five-year contract with the Blazers to fulfil at a salary reported in excess of a jcai There have been reports that Parent, who has just moved into a new home in Cherry Hill, N J. would like to return to the NHL and play with the Flyers. However, there is a possi- bility of court action if Parent does not fulfil his contract, a WHA spokesman said. Coach Camille Henry of the Golden Blades said he "hated to lose" a player like Ward, who led the Raiders with 118 points and was the No. 2 scorer m the league. But he noted that the 28-year- old centre from Cornwall, Ont, suffers from a pinched nerve in his lower neck and played a major part of last season in pain. Ward may have an oper- ation this summer But Lacroix, a native of Lau- zon, Que, who will be 28 next Tuesday, "is the kind of player I always hated when he played against Henry said. 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