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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 15, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta y, Sipltmbir IS, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 Marion Williams Handicap Sept. 25 Sweepstakes highlight Fall Race Meet By PAT SULLIVAN Herald Sports Wrilcir The Lettibriclge Fall Race Meet saw a decade go by the board last year so things are starting a fresh one might say. For the pssl IB years Lhe Lelhbridge meet was run off in co-operation with the Western Canada Racing Association. "They were 10 good years and we learned a great deal in that said Andy Andrews, manager ol the Lethbridge and District Exhibition. The Lelh- britlgc ExliibiUon Board have now taken over the fall meet and are very optimistic about its Suture wiUi Uie local asso- ciation at the reins. "The Fall Race Meet won't really be our first effort at stag- ing a continued And- rews. "We staged the Whoop- Up Days meet and you know how successful it was." Successful hardly described Uie Whoop-Up Days event. With near perfect weather the Fair Board saw some more spent this year than in Uie ini- tial effort in 1970. The Fair Board is rot try- ing to kid anyone that a profit this size can be reached during the Fall Meet but they are look- ing to do better than last year The 1970 meet came up som short of 19C9. "You have to remember tlia during the Wlioop-Up Day meet there are sometimes 10, 000 people at the Grounds so the crowds at the races had to be larger than w can expect over the next nine quipped the manager, A key factor in the optimism PREPARING FOR FRIDAY Rod Eresman holds Col- The Is owned by Wendell Eresman of Arrowwood. lege Count while John MacDonald washes the colt down. Some 360 horses ore expected to take part in the nine- The two young boys are preparing the horse for Friday's day meet, opening of the Fall Race Meet ot Whoop-Up Downs. Rookie quarterback gels first start Stampeders will go with Lindsey CALGARY (CP) Backup quarterback Jim Lindsey ex- pects lis first starting assign- ment tonight when Calgary Stampeders meet Winnipeg Blue Bombers in a Western Football Conference game. But it's a position Uie 22- year-old rookie wanted to earn, not inherit because of an injury to veteran Jerry Keeling. "I don't want to play because guy in front of me and who is more experienced gets said Lindsey, an outstanding quarterback during his college days with Abilene Christian in Texas. "Keeling is a lot better than I am right now. Maybe I'll be that good when I get the experi- ence." Keeling hurt his left hand in Vancouver Sunday against Brit, LADIES' FASTBALL LEAGUE DRAW WINNER FRANK SKWAREK LETHBRIDGE ish Columbia Lions. Lindsey took over late in the first quarter and led Calgary to a 25-10 win, scoring two touch- downs himself and completing eight of 17 passes for 137 yards. Calgary coach Jim Duncan says lie won't decide until game Lancaster set to break marks TORONTO (CP) Saskatche- wan Rougluiders' quarterback Ron Lancaster, known as a scrambler, may scramble sev- eral Canadian Football League records before the month is out. Although the Western Confer- ence scoring lead is held by quarterback Don Jonas of Win- nipeg Blue Bombers, Lancaster is threatening to wipe out two records held by Sam Etchev- crry and one held by Russ Jack- son. Lancaster now is within 276 yards of Etcheverry's career passing record of yards and within .14 of the former Montreal Alouetle star's recorc of pass completions, CFL statistics released this week show. Lancaster also is just three short of the former Ot- tawa Rough Riders quarter- back's total touchdown passes. Jackson had a record of 185 during his brilliant career. Jonas is lops in WFC scoring with 75 points on two touch- downs, 23 converls, 11 field goals and seven singles. George Reed of Saskatchewan and Larry Robinson of Calgary Stampcders are tied for runner- up spot with 5J points each. IF THE CAP FITS IT'S YOURS FOR THE ASKING if you have turned 11 if you are over four feet tall and have a minimum weight of 85 Ibs. if you are physically -fit and mentally alerr if you are interested in ships and Ihe sea If you enjoy doing things and going places with boys you-r own age if you like lo learn new iliings and have fun doing il if you're fed up with just "hanging around" and would like lo do something constructive with your spare rime if you can answer Yes lo most of these conditions, then ws can safely say 1lie cap fits TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JOINING THE NAVY LEAGUE CADETS CALL THIS NUMBER 327-1531 CHAPLAIN FIELD or ihow up ol the ship Wednesday evening by p.m. 10th Avenue andn 17lh Strnt S. time whether Keeling will play. The 11-year veteran could find himself in the defensive half back position where he starrer. for eight years. Keeling may replace Howan Starks, who suffered a pulled muscle against the Lions. How ever, it's expected that Starks will start and Keeling will be held hi reserve. Lindsey was considered too short for the National Footbal League at five feet 11 inches With the Stampeders leading the WFC by six points with seven wins and a defeat he is patient and willing to leam even if he has to sit on the bench. "I didn't expect to come here and slart playing regular quart- said Lindsey. He holds five National Colle- giate Athletic Association car- eer records. At Abilene, Lindsey was tlie quarterback selected to the 1970 academic all-American leant, and won a NCAA scholar- ship for advance study. He returned the seliolarshlp because he came to Canada. TIED FOR SECOND The Bombers, on a three game winning streak and tied [or second place with Saskat- chewan Roughriders, are the only team to defeat Calgary in regular-season play, a 31-15 ver- dict Sept, 1 in Winnipeg. Earlier, the Stampeders took a home-field 30-12 victory over Jie Bombers with Winnipeg's q u a r t e r b a ck, Don Jcnas, on the sidelines. But Uie Bombers also have licir share of injuries ha- ven't won a game in Calgary since the means eight successive defc.its. Winnipeg IMS lost defensive Ray Wntrin, out for the season with n hip fracture, and las activated Canmliaji h'ncmnn Chuck Llcbrock. But Licbrock, who broke his leg in n skiing nc- cident last winter, isn't ox- (o sec much action, Reid is likely lo mbvo nlo Watiin's spot. of the local board is the plan- ned Southern Alberta Sweep- stakes. "This year's meet opens this Friday afternoon at two o'clock and a feature race is set for each Andrews stated, "The big feature, however, will be the Marion Williams Mem orial Handicap, Saturday the 25th." The Marion Williams Handi- cap is in memory of Mrs Wil liams, the late wife of Lee Wil liams who was president of the Western Association during its stay in Lethbridge. According to Andrews Uie loc- als felt it was fitting ffiat the Williams Memorial race should carry with it the top prize in the sweepstakes. Tickets for the sweepstakes, set at and available at the exhibition office, entitle the ticket holder to chances on in prize money with the biggest chunk riding on the win- ner of the Marion Williams fea- ture race. Local officials have gone an- other step further in firming up their optimism. For the first time in the 11-year history of the Lethbridge Fall Hace Meet bettors will have the benefit of an electric tote board. "We're bringing in an elec- tric tote board for this said Andrews, "and if it proves successful we will look into having one installed." The tote board, a portable one, is being acquired from the Rocky Mountain Racing Asso- ciation and has already proven its usefulness at various tracks in Montana. "The tote board is there for the convenience of the betting the manager went on to say. "We want (lie people Lo let us know their opinion of the board whether it is good or bsd. This year's meet will truly have a southern Alierta flavor to it as sponsors from various centres who have put up horse coolers for each days feature race. Sponsors for the meet are from Taber, Medicine Hat, Vul- can, Raymond, Magrath, Fort Macleod Cardston and the Lethbridge Fair Boai-d. Two o'clock Friday afternoon Is post time for the first of nine days of racing with eight races daily. Race results CALGARY CCPI Victoria rece result) Tuesday: Finr SUM, claiming 3 yian old, 7 fur- longs April Wonder (Ras'mussrn) 10JO 4.60 2.90 Royal Rouser (Hedge) 3M 2.3Q Terry's Speed (NorrU) 2.60 Time 2-5 Miss Grlnner, Syrnhoar, Ann Hawkins, Elaln's Beauty also ran Second claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs Knam (Whittle) 11.90 5.50 3.60 Rapid Dove (Barroby] 4.10 3.30 Mister Auctioneer (Parsons) 4 50 Time 1-5 Western Runner, Sioux Menace, Win- ning Skip, Strayed inn, Golden Foam also ran. DAILY DOUBLE SU.10 claiming, 2 year olds, 7 fur. longs Western Fair (Hedge) 6.70 3.60 3.10 Mary's Fancy (Norrls) 5.40 4.SQ Front Desk (HunlJ 3.60 Time 4-5 Street Law, Bull Quartr, Klondike Charm, Caesar's Song, Monti S Gem also ran QUINELLA S1J.H Fourlh claiming, 4 year olds and up, 7 furlongs Game Boy (Whittle) 5.70 3.20 3.40 (corrccl) Day Will Come (Hedge) 4.10 Round Dies (Gold) 5.60 Time 2-5 Merry Muffet, Baron Beren, Nayu, Sisler City, Tole King also ran Fittlt claiming, 3 year olds, 7 fur- longs Dislsmaglc (Morris) 8.BO 3.70 3.00 Johnny Red (Kipling) 350 2.50 Derrick Dancer (Barroby) 5.60 Rockln Roman, Dreamln Demon Music To My Ears, Mystic Heights also ran Track Scratch: Ooolln Prince EXACTOR S29.40 Sixth claiming, 4 year olds and up a miles Ullle Gypsy (McCauley) 24.30 14.50 5.20 Silverado Trail (Whlllle) 8.BO 3.60 Crown Countess 4.00 Time 3-5 Sharp Reply, Soon EnuF, Rosle's Sleel, Tall Ridge also ran Seventh added, handicap, 3 year olds and up, Hk miles X-Soollme (Rasmussen) 3.70 3.70 cor reel) X-Love Your Host (Barroby) 3.70 3.10 Harry Safari (Kipling) 6.40 Time l-.S Flyinci Awarrf, Bfg Dan, Ma [or 'rer.lo, KucKoe Las also ran x-Canada West Ranches onlry. Eighth claiming, 4 year olds and Precious Argenl (Kipling) fl.70 3.90 i.OO Gildcrcsl Champ (Hndjjo) 3 70 3.80 Nlpawin (Shields) 4.30 Time Pockcl Bui, Bell'i Sheila, Reqol St. Georflr's Day, Lollta's Hope Iso rnn QUINELLA 115 MEET JOE JR. Toronto Argonauts' quarter back Joe Thelsman and his wife, Cheryl, make a close Inspection of Joe Junior, their fint child. The youngster wai born last Thursday, Joe Senior's 22nd birthday. Drapeau outlines plans for hosting Olympics IOSCOW SITE? MOSCOW (API Tlw Soviet Jnion seek lo hnve Moscow mined ns the site of the 19110 summer Olympics, Tnss re- ported Tuesday, MONTREAL (CP) Mayor Jean Drapeau of Montreal out- lined today for members of the International Olympic Commit- tee the foundations laid so this city may siiccessfuDy play host to the 1976 Summer Olympics. A copy of his progress report to the IOC members gathered in Luxembourg was released through his office here. The report was of a prelimi- nary nature and did not deal with any financial structures or elaborate on such subjects as what type of stadium will be built. Instead It outlined the or- ganization that has been built since Montreal was awarded the Olympics by the IOC at its Am- sterdam meeting May The stadium would be erected on city-owned property in tie east end, Drapeau said. Officials of the International Sports Federations involved have inspected existing sports facilities and "found them to their entire satisfaction." DISCUSSES COMMITTEE Drapeau outlined the 10-man organizing committee, set up "with the consent and co-opera- tion of the Canadian Olympic Association." The committee includes Har- old Wright of Vancouver, presi- dent of the CO A, Jim Wan-all of Toronto, Canada's member of the IOC, and Drapeau. Pierre Charbonneau of Montreal, presi- dent of the Quebec Sports Con- federation, is the 1976 Games co-ordinator. Drapeau said a commission- er-general for the Games will be appointed before the 1972 Summer Olympics open in Mu- nich, West Germany. He said the committee had studied various types of Olym- pic Stadiums in the United States, Mexico and Europe. It also had studied the press and information facilities used in Munich, Mexico City, Tokyo and Rome, as well as other in- ternational events. ACTS AS OBSERVER Gerald Simond, athletic direc- tor of the University of Mont- real, and a member of the COA's technical committee, had acted as Montreal's official ob- server at Munich. Simond trav- elled across Europe making surveys of other sports events of international stature. The organization of the Kiel Sailing Competitions In Ger- many had also been studied. "For such Drapeau said, "the dry of Kingston, Out., where the sailing competi- tions will most probably be held Karras hot after being cut by lions DETROIT CAP) Oufspo. ken Alex Karras, who har- assed opposing National Foot- ball League quarterbacks and running backs as a defensive tackle with Detroit Lions since 1958, lashed out at tin Detroit management Tuesday after the Lions placed him on waivers. Karras, the most familiar name o ntha waiver lists as NFL teams trimmed their rosters to the 40-man maxi- mum, was promptly claimed by George Allen of Washing- ton Redskins, Karras said he would let Allen know whether or not he would report to Washington today. "I cannot believe that Lions' decision to place me on waivers is based on a fair as- sessment of my performance on the the 36-year-old Karras contended. "There are other factors involved. "Perhaps there is DO room in the world of sports these days for an athlete who has an opinion on anything except his own Karras said, before being claimed by Washington. "I have opinions. I think I am entitled to the same con- siderations as other human beings. That includes having the right to express myself Lopsided win EL PASO, Tex. (AP) No. 2 ranked heavyweight George Foreman chased timid Vic Scott of Los Angeles, Calif., through the opening minute of !.hc first round, (hen quickly knocked him out with a hard right cross to win his 2Slh pro- 'cssioiuil fight without a loss. Scott, who weighed in at 218 xiunds, fluw into El Paso less Jinn an hour before Uie fight as a replacement for Fore- man's scheduled opponent, Al Banks of Dallas, Tex. Bonks developed car trouble n Hobbs, N.M., wliilc on route o the fight- In 1976, recently sent a team ol 12 experts to Kiel." Drapeau said the Montreal committee mil send a delega- tion to Munich before and dur- ing next year's Games there. It will he made up of at least SO experts and technicians. The committee will send a similar team to the 1972 Winter Olym- pics at Sapporo, Japan. The committee will continue its campaign to encourage offi- cial sports governing bodies to schedule as many world cham- p 1 o n s h i p events and major sports in Canada to "provide opportunity for us to prepare adequately for the 1976 Games." "AH these programs will Inspired by our sincere will to preserve the human dimension of the Olympic Games, based on greatness, dignity and simplic- Drapeau said. IXPOBTA REQULARAND KINGS Boys' and Girls' SKATE EXCHANGE SHARPENED SHINED NEW LACES SANITIZED PAIR APPROX, 1.50 PROFESSIONAL SKATE SHARPENING 'ER PAIR 50' CCM COMET Hockey Sticks Lilt Price 2.20 CLEARANCE EACH Free roll of (apt with crick. BERT MAC'S CYCLE LTD. 913 3rd Ave. S. Phone 327-3221 Open Thun. S frl. Till 9 p.m. Serving Soulli Alhcrla (or ovrjr 30 years." ;