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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 26 LETHBRIDQE HERALD Octobtr 2, 1874 Foothills action scheduled Two important games are scheduled this weekend in the Foothills Football League. High River -Mustangs and the Okotoks Ocelots meet Sun- day at Okotoks in a game that will decide the West Division championship. Both teams have won four games and lost none. Two other contests are also scheduled in the west with St. Mary's Warriors playing Claresholm in Clareshom Fri- day and the Vulcan Cougars hosting the Nanton Knights Saturday. In the East Division the Raymond Comets will host the Picture Butte Elks Friday in a battle for first spot. Cardston Cougars will be at Coaldale Saturday, taking on the Spartans in the other west division game. Following are the standings in both divisions after action this past weekend: East W L T Picture Butte Elks Raymond Comets Cardston Cougars Coaldale Spartans West Okotoks Ocelots High River Claresholm Cobras Vulcan Cougars St. Mary's Warriors Nanton Knights Robinson could be Indians9 manager Shooters'haven The Lethbridge Trap Club is a popular spot with shooters throughout Southern Alberta and is in operation each weekend throughout the year. The above photos by Phil IIHngworth show Lethbridge club organized in 1968 an overall view of the club and the insert depicts one of the traps in operation with the empty cases of clay targets piled in front of it. Chris, Jimmy too busy to get married? FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) The father of ten- nis star Chris Evert confirm- ed Tuesday that Miss Evert's wedding to Jimmy Connors is being postponed indefinitely, but he emphasized that the two are "still very much in love." Teaching professional Jim Evert, who serves as his daughter's business agent, said the postponement was decided on because of the busy tennis schedules of both players. "Jimmy and Chris have had a lot of demands on their time this year with all their success and said Evert. "They felt it would be wise to postpone the marriage to a later date. "They have not set a date yet, but the engagement definitely still on." Miss Evert, 19, and Con- nors. 22. are both scheduled for appearances through Nov. 1. The wedding was to have been held Nov. 8 in Fort Lauderdale. A spokesman for Miss Evert said in Houston that the two "also have not been able to find an apartment in Los Angeles which suits them." "When they can get their tournament commitments completed and can find an apartment, they will be married." Trap shooting popular sport By GARRY ALLISON Herald Sports Writer Since its inception in 1968 the Lethbridge Trap Club has been a popular spot. Originally the brainchild of Alex and Salvador Arias, George Woo, Dale Peterson and the club's first president Boris J. Snyder. the Lethbridge Trap Club is now under the guiding hand of president Ken Kotkas. The club currently boasts 60 life members and 40 to 50 yearly members who pay for the privilege of belonging to the club and the use of its facilities. The Lethbridge organization, registered under the Society's Act, is directly affiliated with the Alberta Trap Shooting Association and also the Amateur Trap Shooting Association of North America, based in Vandallia, Ohio. The money the trap club takes in locally goes directly back into the club. "We operate a non- profit club treasurer Boris Snyder stated, "with no one being paid for the work they do. The money goes into the running and improving of the facility." Four electric traps, one an automatic, are operated by the club. In trap shooting, clay targets are thrown out by these electric traps at various angles unknown to the shooter. The object is to break the target which is always moving away from the shooter. This is op- posed to skeet shooting where the target moves across in front of the shooter. A club member pays only to shoot 25 clay targets. The equipment for trap shooting is basically the same as that used in bird hunting. Like hunting the higher quality equipment can be expensive, such as for a good trap gun, but enjoyment can be had even with the less expensive gear. A 12 gauge shotgun is the basic type of gun used, with the size of shot ranging from 7% to 8. The trap gun is fully choked and has a ventilated rib and a higher than normal stock. Most trap shooters reload their own shells and about the only other expense, other than a vest, is a set of ear muffs. "Ear muffs are the club's first presi- dent said. "During a shoot you fire up to 500 targets and that constant booming can be very hard on your ears." The Lethbridge Trap Club holds four major shoots a year that are open to any member of the club or its affiliates. The first shoot, usually in May, is the Frank Koenen Memorial and the second one is the annual trophy shoot held in August. The recently completed Bill Snider Memorial is held every September and in October a Handicap Shoot will be held. In between these major shoots the club holds various fun shoots for turkeys, hams and sometimes cash. All shoots have separate classes for men and women but the women can also compete in the men's divisions. The juniors have a separate class all to themselves. Anyone is welcome to join the club and many bird hunters take up the sport as a means of sharpening up for the season. "Besides that it is a fun sport but can also have the seriousness of Boris said. A new member will receive the help and advice he needs to perfect the sport. He must shoot 750 targets before he receives his handicap, which- determines the position he will take on the firing stations in an organized shoot. The club shoots the year round, every Saturday and Sunday, with only the occasional blizzard mov- ing the shooters indoors on a cold winter's day, where they enjoy the fellowship of fellow members in the heated clubhouse complete with a coffee bar. Alcoholic beverages are discouraged on the premises, particularly during the shooting. "The members obey this stringent safety rule quite willingly and we've never had any problems with in- toxicated Boris stated. "The club is set up for fun, comradeship and com- petition and is open to he said. The Lethbridge Trap Club is located south of the city with signs indicating the spot on the airport highway. CLEVELAND (AP) Cleveland Indians will name Frank Robinson as the first biack manager in major league baseball on Thursday, it was learned Tuesday night. The American League team plans a news conference sometime Thursday, knowledgeable ,baseball sources told The Associated Press, to officially announce the choice of the 39-year-old Robinson to succeed Ken Aspromonte, who was fired last Friday. Prior to the Indians' Tues- day night game with the Red Sox in Boston, Robinson main- tained he had not been asked to manage Cleveland next season. "But I would still like to said the slugging star, the only man to win the most valuable player award in both major leagues. Indian officials would not confirm that the announce- ment on Robinson would come Thursday. However, word of it spread quickly to other ballparks around both leagues and in At- lanta, home run king Henry Aaron of the Braves said as he heard the report: "My heart is still thumping. I think I'll go out and celebrate." The selection of Robinson as a manager comes 27 years after another Robinson broke the color line in baseball. The late Jackie rela- tion to the first black to play in the ma- jors when he donned the un- iform of Brooklyn Dodgers. The Indians were the first American League team to have a black player. Larry Maltsev took up the slack Russians win without great Yakushev MOSCOW (CP) The Soviet Union prospered without one of its top players Tuesday night and nipped Team Canada '74 3-2 in the fifth game of their inter- national hockey summit series. Fleetwood brings you one-button color tuning with brains S749 DIGITAL BRAIN Trades Accepted Our Own Service REMUS TELEVISION 624 -13 St. North Phone 328-9759 Alexander Maltsev took up the slack for the injured Alex- ander Yakushev by scoring two goals, in the first and se- cond periods- His second goal, which put Russia ahead to stay, followed a plea by a fan for Yakushev's return. "Yakushev. were are he called. "We need you." The plea came during a pen- alty to Johnny McKenzie. Mo- ments later Maltsev worked himself free to the right of Ca- nadian goaltender Gerry Cheevers and connected with a quick blast. On his first goal, Maltsev stood just outside the crease and beat Cheevers with a flip shot after accepting a perfect pass. Alexander Gusev hit an open net for the clincher late in the third period after Valery Kfiarlamov shifted through UK- defence and miss- ed the net. His rebound slid to Gusev at tiie point. Gordie and son Mark Howe replied for the Canadians, spurred on by an estimated 000 fans from Canada. Gordie tied the score after 15 seconds of the second period when he beat Russian nelminder Vlasislav Treliak from Ihc of the crease. In the third period. Mark connecled from about 20 feet with a quick forr-hsnd. Although official shots on goal were not fcepl, Cheevers was much busier tbanTretaak. The result left Russia with a fme-viciory 3rad in the eight- gamf st-ries. The Soviet Union has won two, iost one and tied two. The sixth game Thursday wiil bf- televised an Canada by theCBf starling at MDT. Officiating, as usual in international hockey, was in- consistent. Canadian players served seven of 12 minor penalties as well as a 10 minute misconduct to centre Ralph Backstrom in the third period. He was banished for blasting referee Roguld Sc- capek after being man- handled. "It was my first misconduct penalty in 12 or 13 said the mild-mannered speedster. "It's my fault. I should have realized he spoke English." Gordie Howe said he was Chamberlain has retired SAN DIEGO