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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 14, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta IT'S AIL OVER NOW Blacksmith Alonzo Holmes removes the shoes from famed trotter Fresh Yankee marking the end of a brilliant racing career. The trotter went an unofficial mile of and was then retired to stud. (CP Wirephoto) Montreal won't regret hosting 1976 Games MONTREAL (CP) Avery Brundage, past-president of the International Olympic Com- mittee, said Monday night that Montreal "will never playing host for the Mr: Sum- mer Games. He said the city will be "re- paid 10 times" for anything it must pay to hold the Games. Brundage, 85-year-old honor- ary life president of the IOC, said he was impressed with the progress being ade here in preparation for the Games. Brundage spoke at a civic dinner in his honor to wind up a two-day visit here. He said the Olympics, when awarded to Melbourne, Aus- tralia, for 1950, had brought 'a great outcry" of protest from people opposed to the cost of the Games. "But for Australia it devel- oped immigration through four years of world publicity and in effect brought the whole South Seas tack into the world." He cited similar opposition Denver group not giving up LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) Despite a recent rec light from the citizens of Colo- rado, the International Olympic Committee has not ruled out Denver as a site for the 1976 Olympic Games. "At this time we have not re- ceived any resignation from the U.S. Olympic Committee for says Lord Killanin, president of the IOC." in a statement Mon- sports menu TONIGHT Alberta Junior Hockey League. Lelhbriririe St'ctar Kinqs vs Crowsncst Pass Red Devils. Henderson Ice Cen- tre WEDNESDAY Southern Alberta Juvenile Hockey League. Lethbridge Elks vs Colemfln. Civic Ice Centre clly Rer-calion Lrague Purity Bottling vs Community College fl p.m.; University of Lethbrlrtgo vs Miners' Library Henderson Ice Centre. THURSDAY Clly Men's Basketball League meet- Ing. Room I Civic Centre 8'p.m. FRIDAY Magrath High School annual basket. Ivill tournament. Games commence at fite o'clock with games at eight end day, added that his organization would release no further infor- mation "until we have firm news." The IOC chief later huddled with his committee men, but it was expected tbat a decision on the 1976 Olympic site might have to wait several months. The issue was brought to light Monday when a spokesman for the Colorado Citizens Committee To Retain The Winter Games went before the IOC to plead for a second chance. At last week's general elec- tion, Colorado citizens turned down a proposal to use state funds for the Games. Harry Arkin, a Denver law- ye- representing the Colorado citizens group, said that the vot- ers were misled by the proposal on the ballot. "The people in Colorado were not asked to vote on holding the Arkin told reporters after his meeting with Killanin. "They were given to vote on an ambiguously-worded question whether state funds should be taken to pay for the Games. "The wording was so that half the people who voted 'no' really meant 'yes.' Arkin has already obtained a temporary court order pre- senting Denver from officially notifying the IOC that it has re- iccted tiie Games. when Japan spent billion on the 1984 Tokyo Games, but said the Japanese had virtually ripped the old city to shreds and the re-development had made Tokyo "a much better city for having the Games." Brundage said he knew Mon- treal was being attacked by certain factions about the costs of the Games, but that in 1968 Mexico was supposed to be unable lo stage the Olympics for the same apprehension over costs. Opposition to the Games has arisen here since Colorado citi- zens voted in a referendum last week against use of state funds to hold the 1976 Winter Games in Denver. Mayor Jean Drapeau has not yet released figures on what the Games will cost Montreal or how the Olympics will be fi- nanced. The mayor says the citizens of Montreal will not be called on for additional tax dol- lars to finance the Olympics. Since the Colorado referen- dum there have been calls through newspaper and radio advertisements for a similar referendum here. Mayor Drap- eau maintains there is no need for such a referendum. Tuesday, Novembtr 14, 1972 THE IETHBRIDG! HERALD -11 Campbell cautious on Bobby Hull issue Russian hockey visit hits stalemate NEW YORK (AP) Presi- dent Clarence Campbell's an- nouncement that the proposed series between a touring Rus- sian team and four National Hockey League clubs has, for the moment at least, fallen through is the latest twist in hockey's cold war with the Communist world. Campbell said Monday that current negotiations between the NHL and the Soviets have been suspended and that he has cancelled a scheduled trip to Moscow next weekend that was to wrap up final details. 'I think some obstacles nave been placed in their said Campbell. "Negotiations have been halted and as of now, there Is a stalemate." Campbell did not rule out a resumption of negotiations. 'We'll expect some ex- planation and verification from them if they desire to continue Campbell said. The NHL's relations with the Russians have been extremely sensitive ever since Septem- ber's series between Team Can- i and the Soviet national squad. That eight-game let wat replete with problems but in midst of it, the Russian] ex- pressed interest in a possible return series against several NHL clubs. Campbell pursued the idea and it seemed set for January. Then, suddenly came a stum- bling by appears to have scuttled the plans. Campbell did not name the problem but hinted that it in- volved' the International Ice Hockey Federation. Russia is a member of the Federation which requires consent of the countries involved before sanc- tioning an international ct FRANCIS DISAPPOINTED "The NHL won't ask for con- sent on behalf of another Campbell said. From that, it would seem that tha Russians had asked the NHL to intercede in their behalf with the 1IHF. That leaves the proposed series up in the air. At least one NHL general manager is sorry Uiat the negotiations seem at a dead end. "I thought we might get an opportunity to play said Emile Francis, general man- ager-coach of New York Rangers. "I was looking for- ward to it." i Francis was asked if he didn't think scheduling a mid-season exhibition game might not hurt his team. I don't think he said. "I think if we had the op- portunity to play them, we would owe it to our fans to do it. "If the dates and scheduling were reasonable, why Meanwhile Campbell, presi- dent of the National Hockey League, deftly stickhandled around the controversial subject' of the rival World Hockey As- sociation Monday. Asked his reaction to the re- cent court decision freeing, at least temporarily, Bobby Hull and other ex-NHL players to perform in the WHA, Campbell reserved comment. "There is nothing I would en- joy more than to be able to dis- cuss the current state of litiga- Campbell said. "But, un- Curling opens at Coaldale The curling season will kick off in Coaldale this weekend with a dub or jack- pot bonspicl. Registration deadline for the weekend event is Wednesday. Rink and individual registra- tions will be taken in person or by phone at the recreation of- fice Monday to Friday 9 a.m. lo 3 p.m. It will also be possi- ble to register by contacting any member of the executive. Membership fees this year have been set at for single people, for a couple and for High school students. Rental fees are per curler per game while bonspiels are negotiable. Fees are payable by the second game. ANDY happily for speechless. me, I shall be i sued, Campbell remained ada- ment. "I am prohibited from mak- ing any kind.1' observation of any When the subject was pur- "This is a literal prohibition due to the risks our side might be exposed he said. At the same time, the NHL issued a formal statement on the deci- sion by federal Judge A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. "The court's decision is a complex, detailed opinion cov- ering 324 the statement said, "and is being studied by our counsel to determine whether, in their judgment, any appeals or other action by the NHL or any of its member clubs are required at this time. would you give nod to? By THE CANADIAN PRESS This coming weekend is when things begin to shape up for the Grey Cup encounter Dec. 3 in Hamilton and it's time to look at the record. Hamilton Tiger-Cats go against Ottawa Rough Riders in the capital on Saturday in the first of a two-game, total-point series to decide the Eastern representative. On Sunday, so far as the West is concerned, it's all over, with their Grey Cup contender emerging from sudden-death action between Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Saskatchewan Roughriders in Winnipeg. Here's how they compare': Tiger- Cats have won all three games with the Riders this season, but not by 30-22, 17-16. Hamilton has scored 372 points this year, an average of 26.6 per game, with Ottawa's record 298 points and 21.3. Hamilton has allowed 18.7 points a game, but Ottawa has given away only 16.3. Over the year, Hamilton's to- tal yards rushing has been greater than that of 132 to and, while the mar- gin is closer in passing yard- age, the advantage still is that of the lo The EFC plays only 14 games compared with the 16 regular- season battles engaged in by WFC teams. Yet it was Gerry Organ of Ottawa, with 131 points, who led all the Canadian Football League scorers on one touchdown, 23 converts, 29 field goals and 10 singles. But who's that right behind him in (he EFC standings? It's Ian Sunter of Hamilton. He didn't have any touchdowns, but he hammered through 44 con- verts, 14 field goals and seven singles for 93 points. Winnipeg-Saskatchewan It was Winnipeg over the Hough- riders 2-1 but, again, not by much. Saskatchewan took Win- nipeg by 11 points when they won 32-21. But in the other two games, Winnipeg triumphed 18- 16 and 28-25 for a total margin of five points. Bombers' 401 to- tal points scored is the highest in the country, 71 points better than Saskatchewan's regular- season mark. But the Riders allowed only 283 Winnipeg's 300. Winnipeg rushed for yards and passed for for Saskatchewan the totals are 2.- 028 and The Bombers will have Don Jonas and Mack Her- roti with one touchdown, 45 converts, 14 field goals and four singles for 97 points, and Herron with 10 touchdowns for 95 points. A RETREAD MADE FOR ICE and SNOW OUR 8.45x15 HAS A FULL 7 OF BITE, GRAB and DIG We know others have tires Priced at Traction Made and available at TIRES 305 13lh Street N. Phone 327-3181 "More of a Tire from MO-TIRES" ;