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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 15, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta ________________________________Wndn.ldoy, November 15, 197? THf IfTHBSIDGf HMAtD 4S By DICK KLEINER HOLLYWOOD (NBA) Ever since he was a kid, Mark Spitz wanted two things out of 'life a fistful of Olympic medals and financial security. He got his first wish in Mu- nich. Seven medals, seven sym- bols of swimming superiority. And that feat is about to lead him to his second goal. Spitz just signed a deal with Schick, Inc., to become a mem- ber of their "world-wide mark- eting team." It was announced as a "lifetime association." What wasn't announced was that it brought Spitz a reward in seven figures, and, unless he goes haywire, that should be his dream of financial secu- rity. "I want security." Spitz said, in an exclusive interview, "so I'll nevef have to worry again. It's not for any present extra- vagances T don't even have another suit to wear tomorrow but for security. GOAL "That's always been my goal. That's why I decided, a long time ago, on oral surgery as Spitz says, "but I'd to have done it This drive he has for finan- cial security cannot be explain- ed by looking at his youth. He didn't come from a poor back- ground. His father is an en- gineer with a scrap metal com- pany and makes a good living. He always lived comfortably. "I began swimming when I was he says. "I always had an aptitude for it. Some kids find their identity in Little League baseball. I found''mine in the swimming pool." He never thought about much else just swimming and, then the ambition to finish col- lege and go on to dental school. The idea of acting never really occurred to him. MOVIE FAN "Oh, once in he says, "I'd go to the movies and I'd fantasize about how nice it would be to be in the leading man's shoes and kiss all the pretty girls. But it was just an idle dream." But that's all. No acting les- sons. No high school or college plays. Not even any speech practice. If it hadn't been for have liked I "I believe in the old parties or premieres he does in he says. "The one about the j no interviews to speak of, and who stops to go to the bath- so far there's no gossip about j JVot always funny Bike accidents soar in America "I spend most of my time with my he says. "I take pictures. I'm pretty good. room won't' catch the rabbit, his doing much dating. Well, I stopped to go to the HOBBIES bathroom, I guess but it looks like I'm going to catch the rabbit anyhow." ___ He's turned his back com- j t take pictures of all kinds pletely on swimming. He says he hasn't even been in the water since he clir the Olympic pool after his last triumph. He also ays that if he'd been as suc- things sometimes pretty girls, sometimes bottle caps in the climbed out of j gutter for ecology. And 1 have ml in Munich, my stereo I like all kinds of my music and I've got some great equipment.'' You'll be healing more of Mark Spitz. He'll do many of BOSTON (AP) From the Boston Common to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, bicycle riding is on the so are injuries and deaths as- sociated with the bike's chal- lenge of the automobile's su- premacy on the road. More American adults are Joining in what used to be a kid's pastime of biking for fun, and many serious com- muters are using two wheels instead of four to avoid the traffic snarls of rush hour and strike a blow for ecology at tire same time. But some, like Kathy Mc- Kenna of Boston, find that biking can be less than a joy ride. Miss McKenna was cycling to her job recently when she found herself sandwiched be- tween two lanes of cars on a busy street. The 20-year-old secretary says she moved with the traffic flow for a few blocks when a car in the left lane began moving to the right. "At that she said, "the only thing I could do was put on the brakes and hope for the best." The best for her was hitting Hie rear of the turning car, tumbling over her handlebars, rolling off the trunk and hit- ting the pavement. Miss Mc- Kenna escaped her ordeal with only a sprained wrist, but other cyclists aren't al- ways so lucky. The National Safety Council says there were 820 bike-auto fatalities in the U.S. last year, compared with 490 in 1961, and estimates that 880 bicycle riders will be killed this year. An NSC spokesman says there are more bike-related fatali- ties, but they frequently aren't reported because they don't involve automobiles. Accompanying the steady Increase in fatalities are soar- ing non-fatal injuries. Gene Dibenedetto, Boston's director of traffic safety education, says reported injuries to cycl- ists in bike-auto accidents have risen from 18 in 1969 to 37 in 1971. Similar figures are reported throughout the coun- try. Hospitals, particularly those in suburban and college com- munities, are recording marked increases in bicycle- related injuries. Authorities say bicycle com- muting is much more popular in suburban communities and on campuses, and this could account for rising injuries in these areas. The bicycle's main enemy on the road is the automobile. Authorities say many motor- ists consider bikes a on streets and do not know that in the eyes of the law bikes have the same m cars on the road. Some motorists take then1 distaste of bikes to an ex- treme and actively harrasi up behind them to blast horns, forcing them off the road or making kamikaze passes high speed. But much of the antagonism toward cyclists, and many of the injuries, can be blamed on the bike riders themselves. Bikes are supposed to follow the same rules of the roads as cars, but the small size, speed and added mobility of bikes tempts riders to take liberties with the laws. Many are frustrated by bikes run- ning red lights and stop signs, darting between lanes, going the wrong way on one-way streets or coming out of blind driveways into Uie traffic flow. Police and safety officials are nearly unanimous in feel- ing that bike-car accidents could be reduced substantially if cyclists obeyed traffic laws and stayed off such dangerous by-ways as busy highways and throughfares. very But heroes do better. And my career. Oral surgeons do I hi' phenomenal sweep in Mu- very well." nich, he'd be looking at teeth at the University of Indiana Den- tal School right now. His Olympic career, be says, produced some peculiar num- erical coincidences. that's what Spitz is, and that's what attracted the Schick peo- ple to him. Edward E. Ettin- ger, the company's board chair- man, thinks that way. "Spitz is the nearest thing ico City in to a Lindbergh type of hero this country has had in many Ed Ettinger says. And one day Ettinger was out on the links at Hillcrest Goli Club in Los Angeles. So was Spitz. The swimmer is tak- ing golf lessons already he ghoots in the low 90s and the two men found themselves in the same foursome. "We walked around f o r Ettinger says, "and then it came to me. So I turn- ed around to Mark and I said, 'I want you.1 ENTICED To entice him Into his opulent web, Ettinger asked Spitz what kind of car he'd like. Spitz said he'd like a brown Lincoln Mark IV with a stereo casette sys- tem. "Three hours later I delivered it to Ettinger says. There were lots of afters I entered six events in Mex- and seven events Munich in '72." he says "That's a total of 13 events unlucky, right? I won four med als in '68 and seven in '72 that's 11 medals. And that's supposed to be lucky." LUCK So maybe luck didn't .have very much to do with it. Bui he has way of explaining his Olympic career. Halloween coming Spitz1 way. But the agency that handles him he's lined up a top agent and fund drive successful FOREMOST (Special) Thi annual Halloween campaign on behalf of UNICEF raised a total of in Foremost this year top publicity firm recom- j mended the Schick's one first. There will be others compared with last year's tota Collection amounts were both in the community Hallo ween night canvas by the Fore There will be acting deals, most Cub Pack, and too. He's already done some variety shows Bob Hope and lection boxes in the classroom at Foremost School. The school Bill Cosby and much more I Wai was and the comma- will follow. Spitz gives the impression that he wasn't too happy with his first appearance, on Hope's show. He only got the script on Sunday, he and they tap- ed it the nexl day in one take. nity Top room in the school was the grade five and six room of Mrs. Roy (Irene) Wallman. or- ganizer of the campaign in the Foremost district. The second place award There were no rehearsals. 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