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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Saturday, October 3, 1970 His Toe Could Make Difference Gerela Must Start Hitting WELL, HERE GOES NOTHING - Only five riders managed to stay aboard their mounts in the bull riding event as the All-Indian indoor rodeo got under way at the Exhibitoin Pavilion Friday evening. It is hard 1o say if this rider was one of the ones who stayed. After getting the picture the photographer made a quick exit. Indoor Rodeo Opens To 1,500 Connolly Tops In Two Events By GARRY ALLISON Close to 1,500 rodeo fans took In the opening performance of the International All Indian Rodeo Finals in the Lethbridge Exhibition Pavilion last night. The fast - moving affair, sponsored by Herb's Western Wear in conjunction with the Indian Rodeo Cowboy Association, featured the bucking stock of the McGowan Rodeo Co. Bud Connolly of Brown i n g, Montana, current Indian all-round leader, captured top honors in both the saddle and bareback bronc riding events.  Connolly's mark of 73 in the bareback event was one better than that of another Browning rider, Ronnie Bird. Two other riders, Peter Bruised Head, Cardston and Mark Misner of Browning, tied for third with a score of 63. Connolly garnered 76 points in the saddle bronc riding, finishing way ahead of former Calgary Stampede saddle bronc champion, Bob Gottfriedson who scored 67. Sidney Starlight of S'arcee marked a 65. Another Connolly, this time,83, in the Brahama bull riding Cathy, was also a double event winner. She took both the senior and junior girls' ban-el racing honors. Her time of 16.1 seconds in the senior eve^t was three tenths of a second faster than three girls tied in second spot. In the junior barrel race she toured the course in 15.8 seconds, edging out "her sister Susan with 15.9. Rick Reagan of Browning was awarded the highest mark, an competition. Teddy Gottfriedson placed second with a score of 76, three points ahead of third place finisher Ira Tailfeathers of Cardston. Bud Connolly also took top honors in the team roping, combining with Denny Loring of Cutbank, Montana. They were the only team to successfully rope their animal. Three of the top names in calf roping in southern Alberta over the past few years Bowling Scores GLENDALE BOWL SHOPPERS WORLD Jean Passey 299 (813); Bea Salmon 274 (752); Dena Smith 252 (709); Laura Peak 233; Ruth Cunningham 230; Jackie De Kok 239; Rose Nun-weiler 2391 Ollie Palmer 229; Elfreda Wiens 246; Mary Morcom 240; Leah Gerla 234; Marg Bessellng 233. KIMURAS MIXED Ann Pearson 237; Violet Block 229; Fred Mogus 235; Cliff Block 257; Donna Stuckert 234; Earl Johnson 268; Norm Deurling 300; Willis Wester-green 221; Louise Ober 220; Roy Peterson 229. SOUTH-ALTA. PRODUCE Nell Clark 256; Gerry Hatkze 244; Dot Olshaskl 236 (692); Sandy Scat- IS MY CAR READY FOR WINTE How Is My . . .   HEATER  TIRES BLOCK and HEATER FLUSH ANTI-FREEZE BATTERY tergood 277 (702); Gra Scattergood 312 (696); Irene Lukenda 266; Sat Nagata 282; Wally Mysyk 283; Joe Tenant 273; Marlene Tremel 323; Bob Olshaskl 245; Hazel Jensen 244; Dieter Bechtold 260. COMMERCIAL MENS Fen Tunbridge 287 (762); Cyril Bennett 254; Bill Harrison 279 (727); Roy Smeed 307; Ernie Frache 253; Mike Tobo 271 (750); Orest Yurchak 260 (746); Fred Thomson 256; Jack Jones 327 (840); Ken King 347 (823); John Rempel 323 (811); Bill Braun 307 (833);Steve Saler 260; Jock Mulgrew 299 (807); Bob Costanzo 283 (790); Lew Mills 283 (742); George Smerek 289; Ken Malcomspn 316; Brian Handerek 283; Pete Berthiaume 301. CHEC LEAGUE Eldon Westling 261; Yutaka Urano 259; Francis Mulock 243; Andy Kra-iewski 252; Elaine Wright 287 (677); Buck McNeely 285; Rick Beres 252; Steve Saler 273. B AND E HARDWARE Walt Crombez 288; Gra Scattergood 289 (735); Sandy Scattergood 292 (793); John Scattergood 258; Moe Martin 247; Dot Anderson 254; Bunny Anderson 297 (686); Ev Sproule 241; Bob Deimuth 258; Eva Deimuth 243; Barb Wolstoncroft 276; Judy Close 261; Gerry Anderson 233. HIGA'S Marc] Michalenko 328 (/II); Suzan McDonald 302 (715); Dianne Pederson 1276 (705); Marlene Bosch 243 (678); Alice Guise 323 (759); Annelle Neville 251 (716); Verna Hillcoat 246 (676); Lorraine Persloy 225. Fran Erlksen 294 (681); Pat Jarvie 253 (685); Sandy Scattergood 201; Shirley Boyd 259; Doreen Rombough 247; A FALL TUNE-UP IS A MUST! Better I Should Go To grabbed off the top three places in that event. Arnie Johnson, Cutbank, Montana, wrapped his calf in 12 seconds flat. Bob Lytle, Santa Rita, Montana, was second with a time of 12.3. Jimmy Gladstone, Indian Rodeo Cowboy Association president, an arena director for the Lethbridge show, placed third, tying his animal in 12.8 seconds, The boys' steer riding was taken by Mike Bruised Head of Cardston with a score of 68. In the steer wrestling event Jimmy Gladstone showed the way, dropping his animal in the fast time of 4.5 seconds. Quin-ton Gilham, Browning, placed second with a time of 6.3 and Cardston's Tony Fox took third spot. BEHIND THE CHUTES . . . The Joe Saddleback Dance Troupe entertained the crowd with its highly colorful dances, particularly the intricate hoop dance . . . The rodeo was officially opened by Senator J. Gladstone and Lethbridge Mayor A. C. Anderson . . . Miss Indian Princess of Canada, La-verna McMaster of Gleichen also took part in the opening ceremonies . . . The judges for the infield events, Tom Waters and Billy Brown were both severely hampered by injuries. Brown sports a cast over his shoulders and head while Waters has his foot garbed in plaster .. . The pickup men and stock contactors, Allan Jones and Gordon Ross, having more (.rouble putting the fighting bull, El Toro, away than clown Mickey Bagnell did fighting him . . . Tonight's show gets underway at 8 p.m. while the final performance goes S'unday at 2 p.m. By THE CANADIAN PRESS Place-kicking specialist Ted Gerela has been stubbing his talented toe lately in the Western Footbal Conference and his ability to boot clutch field goals may be the difference between a playoff spot and an early end to the season for British Columbia Lions. Gerela goes into tonight's game in Vancouver against Edmonton Eskimos with a record of nine straight missed field goals. And with the Lions and Eskimos tied for third place, the last playoff spot, with 10 points each, Gerela knows it's time he started scoring if he wants to stay WFC scoring leader. Although they have a game in hand, the Lions have a rash of injuries and a tough schedule facing them. B.C. still faces an Eastern swing against Toronto and Montreal, and must meet league-leading Saskatchewan, second-place Calgary Stamped-ers and Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Eskimos play Calgary, Saskatchewan and have two games against the last-place Blue Bombers. MEET ALS Sunday in Regina, the Rough-riders take on Montreal Al-ouettes, who hold first place in the Eastern Football Conference. Saskatchewan has a six-point lead over Calgary in the west with 18 points. Montreal is two points in front of Hamilton Tiger-Cats who play Toronto Argonauts Sunday in Hamilton. Meanwhile, Gerela worked out all week at home with backup quarterback Vidal Car-lin, who took over the holding chores, from injured Rich Robinson, and the lanky kicker was booting goals consistently from 35 yards. Gerela admits he feels a lot better now that he doesn't have to take a regular shift in the backfield this year. "Last year, I was always worrying about the guy getting behind me," he said. "I was under a lot of pressure and it made it even tougher when I had to make a pressure kick. PLAYS BACKUP "This year, I'm more or less backup if someone gets hurt. It takes a lot out of your legs. It's tough to play and kick; you have to specialize." On Sunday, Montreal coach Sam Etcheverry plans to insert Justin Canale, a recent cut from New Orleans Saints of the National Football League, to ban die kickoffs and long-range field goal attempts against Saskat chewan. With Steve Boras out for the season with a knee injury, Walt Highsmith becomes an Alouette defensive end. Roughrider coach Eagle Keys says he'll start Ron Lancaster at quarterback, sore arm and all. "We don't think in terms of Ron being seriously hurt-that he could damage his arm by playing," said Keys. "He's bothered by the arm and it's something he's going to have to live with." Gerela's kicking problems aren't B.C. coach Jackie Parker's only worries, he has some big holes to fill on defence. Tackle Wayne Dennis is cut with a groin injury and defen- sive end Gary Robinson will miss tonight's game after hurting his ankle in practice. That leaves only Bill Sisler, Garrett Hunsperger and John Stucky on the regular defensive line, but Parker may shift all- I star offensive guard Ken Sugar- ' man into the backfield. Parker also has to replace defensive back Ernie Pitts, sbot to death last week in Brighton, Colo. The game will pit the Lions' rushing, best in the West, against the vaunted Edmonton defence, one interception away from a record-tying 11th. Eckman Realizes Gabler Is Waiting In The Wings By THE CANADIAN PRESS John Eckmar., 23-y e a r -o 1 d Hamilton Tiger-Cat quarterback, has two things in the back of his mind as he prepares to start Sunday's Eastern Football Conference game against Toronto Argonauts. The six-foot-two, 195 pounder knows that veteran Wally Gabler is waiting in the wings to replace him if he fails to generate an early Ticat offence. Then there's the recent tragic death of several close friends, including the coach of Witchita State University's football' team and the school's athletic director, who were aboard a chartered plane that crashed Friday in rugged Colorado mountains. | Eckman, a Wichita State alumnus, had been associated with the school following graduation and assisted the team during its spring training program. Thirteen players were killed in the crash of the plane which was en route to Logan, Utah, from Witchita, Ka., where they were to play Utah State today. Eleven players were among crash survivors. It took 29 lives of 40 aboard the craft. A second chartered flight was completed safely. WON OVER LIONS Eckman, backup pivot to Joe Zuger until the veteran quarterback broke his right arm at Vancouver during Ticats' recent Western Canada road trip, guided Hamilton to a victory over British Columbia Lions. But against Edmonton Eskimos three days later, six of his passes were intercepted and the Tiger-Cats were humbled, bringing about Gabler's acquisi-1 tion last weekend from Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Gabler has had little opportunity to digest Hamilton's unique offence in which every back-fielder is in motion, but reports from the Ticat camp Friday indicate he has mastered a couple of their basic formations and is ready to play. The former Argo found expendable during the 1989 season, Gabler wound up in Winnipeg with the WFC cellar dwellers and was relegated to a secondary position with the Blue Bombers this year. Another former Argo, linebacker Allan Ray Aldridge, will be out to show his ex-mates he's EL RANCH0 TEXACO Today! El Rancho Ernie Says . . DONT SUFFER ALONG WITH A POOR RUNNING MOTOR - SEE US TODAYI I Rancho 6th AVE., M.M. DRIVE Service PHONE 327-5406 C.F.L. FOOTBALL NEXT WEEK ON CFCN-tv CHANNEL 13 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4th-l:0O to 3:30 p.m. MONTREAL at SASKATCHEWAN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7th-8:0O to 10:30 p.m. MONTREAL at CALGARY SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10th-5:00 to 7:30 p.m. BRITISH COLUMBIA at TORONTO VIEW THESE GAMES ON THE ESTABLISHED TREND-SETTER ONLY COA Receives Circular From IOC MONTREAL (CP) - Howard Radford, past president of the Canadian Olympic Association, said Friday the COA has received a letter from Avery Brundage asking whether Canada plans to enter a hockey team in the 1972 Winter Olym pics at Sapporo, Japan. "It's a circular that's sent to everyone," said Radford in an interview. "It's not an unusual thing with a team sport, although the letter seems early this time." Radford said Brundage, president of the International Olym pic Committee, indicated that an intensive investigation of hockey players signing the Olympic oath will be carried out by the IOC. Canada pulled out of world hockey competition in 1969, claiming her five co-members in the International Ice Hockey Federation had reneged on an agreement to allow Canada to play nine professionals below the rank of National Hockey League calibre in the 1970 world tournament. as good as ever despite an offseason knee operation that left his playing status in doubt. Argo coach Leo Cahill cut the six-foot-six giant just before the 1970 season rather than chance protecting him, then finding he hadn't healed properly. GAMBLE PAID Ticats took the chance and haven't found him wanting. The Hamilton-Toronto game, scheduled for 2 p.m. EDT Sunday, is one of two scheduled in Eastern Canada this weekend. Ottawa Rough Riders entertained Winnipeg today in an inter-locking Canadian Football League game carried on CBC-TV's national network starting at 11 a.m. MST. Basketball Meeting The Lethbridge City Men's Basketball League will hold its second and final league meeting Monday evening at 7:30 at the Civic Centre. Nine teams have indicated they will take part in the league this year and anyone wishing to enter a team is asked to be at the meeting. League schedules will be draw up at the gathering with the season set to get under way Oct. 14. ANDY CAPP Martin Named Boss By Detroit DETROIT (AP) - Some persons might believe Billy Martin's trademark is fists. However, putting aside his reputation as a perpetual scrapper, the new manager of Detroit Tigers might very well deserve the rare trademark of "honesty." He "tells it like it is" in an age of telling it like it is. With the exception of a few diplomatic departures, Alfred Manuel Martin fielded hours of questions with candid agility after Tiger owner John Fetzer announced at a news conference Friday that Martin had signed a two-year contract to manage the club. One newsman explained that he had staked out a local bar, popular with athletes, in hopes of locating Martin Thursday night. "You were waiting in the wrong place," the 42-year-old Martin smiled. "I wasn't inside. I was out in the alley." The former Minnesota Twins manager was jokingly referring to an incident' last year when he was involved in a fight outside the same bar. Meanwhile in Oakland Dick Williams has jumped on the Oakland Athletics' managerial merry-go-round with orders to keep the baseball players quiet. "No manager can allow a player to criticize the front office unfairly," owner Charles O. Finley said Friday, explaining why lie fired manager John Mc-Naniar and named Williams to succeed him. "He didn't lose his job. His players took it away from him," Finley said of McNamara, 38. It was Finley's 11th managerial switch in 11 years. ELRICH TIRE SPORT SCORES SCOCCER SCORES LONDON (CP) - Results of soccer games Friday night: ENGLISH LEAGUE Division II Carlisle 3 Millwall 0 Division III Tranmert l Gllllnghaim 0 Division IV Southport ^ Barrow 0 Amateur International England 4 Ireland 1 HOCKEY SCORES OHA JR. A Toronto 11 Niagara Falls 10 Ottawa A St. Catharines 1 B.C. JUNIOR Kamloops S Penticton 4 Vancouver 6 Victoria A WESTERN INTERNATIONAL Kimberley A Cranbrook I Nelson 10 Trail 3 WRESTLING EXHIBITION AUDITORIUM MONDAY, OCT. 5 - 8:30 P.M. NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP LUMBERJACK. MATCH: SWEET DADDY SIKI VS DAVE RUHL CHRISTY BROS. VS SWEETAN & CANNON ABDULLAH THE BUTCHER VS NICK PACCHIANO 3ELEFONTE VS SULLIVAN PLUS 2 more big bouts Box office opens 7 p.m. Admission. $2,. $1.50 Watch STAMPEDE WRESTLING on CJIH-TV The "BOSS" (TAKES CHARGE IN WINTER) Best of the New Breed of High Traction Winter Tirei. 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