Independent from Long Beach, California on January 22, 1975 · Page 23
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Report more than 100 horses near starvation Ellsworth raheH taken over by SPCA -· v ' « i .1 ' " ^ i INDEPENDENT^ The famous Chino thoroughbred ranch of Rex C. Ellsworth--the one-time h o m e of legendary Kent u c k y Derby w i n n e r Swaps--has. been taken over by state health authorities who found "more t h a n 100 horses" n e a r starvation, it was learned Tuesday. As of T u e s d a y a f t e r n o o n , 125 thoroughbred horses at the sprawling farm had been impounded by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals-under provisions . of the state penal code. "We were just too late to save some of them," said Ed Cubrda, supervisor of the society's invest i g a t i o n department in Los Angeles. He said two horses were found dead before the SPCA stepped in last Wednesday a n d three have died since. Ellsworth, 67, once the nation's leading 'owner and breeder of thoroughbred horses, was reported in Louisiana and could not be reached for comment. His son, Dr. Kumen Ells- w o r t h , a veterinarian, h a n d l e s the b r e e d i n g ' operation on the ranch and acknowledged his family h a s / encountered some financial d i f f i c u l ties. G e o r g e M. C r o s i e r , executive -vice president of ihe SPCA in.Los Angeles, said the society'was alerted of conditions on the farm last Wednesday in telephone calls from Ellsworth's neighbors. "We dispatched two investigative 'officers to go out and'look and they found several of the animals to be severely down in weight," Crosier said. He said a team of three- veterinarians sent to the ranch the following; day . f o u n d widespread malnutrition among the horses in the pasture,, most of them brood mares ar.d some in foal. ' t ' "Some, were extremely t h i n , " C r o s i e r s a i d . "Their rib and hip bones were prominently exposed and the horses in general were in a weakened condition." He said the SPCA was authorized by' the state u n d e r California, p e n a l code section 597F'to impound animals that have been cruelly treated by their owners. ; " - · The Ontario office of the San Bernardino County District Attorney confirmed Tuesday that.the county was looking into the case for possible criminal prosecution. '; "' · The society impounded 55 horses on Thursday, 26 more on Saturday and 47 more on. Sunday. Three of them later died. ... Crosier s a i d g u a r d s Vachon' goal play helps spark victory · .- m. . JL- · · · - · - · · .· « MONTREAL ( A P ) Center Syl Apps scored two historic goals and Guy Lafleur had three assists Tuesday night, leading the Prince of Wales Conference to a 7-1 rout of t h e Clarence Campbell C o n f e r e n c e before a record crowd in the 28th National Hockey League All-Star game. Apps' father, Syl Apps Sr., scored a goal and an a s s i s t for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 19-17 during the first'official NHL All-Star encounter. ..;· The junior Apps, of the . Pittsburgh Penguins, became the first son of an All-Star player to score by giving the Prince of Wales stars a 1-0 lead after 9:32 of play. His second goal of the game was the first of t h r e e Prince of W a l e s goals in a 3:54 stretch of the t h i r d period which completed the runaway in this first classic played u n d e r a conference f o r mat. , A crowd of 16,997 witnessed the, event, the 10th h o s t e d by M o n t r e a l ' s Forum, a n d saw Canadi- ens arid former Canadiens glitter. Former Montreal goalie Rogie Vachon, now playing for the Kings, and current netminder Ken D r y d e n were a l m o s t - vacuum-tight a g a i n s t a sl.oppy Campbell Conference squad which fell be- · hind 3-0 through defensive , ; lapses in the first period and never caught up. V /The Prince of Wales' stars continually pounced on a lax Campbell team and got some help in the middle period when their fourth goal of the game was deflected into the net by'Campbell defenseman Denis Potvin of the New York Islanders. ; The Prince of Wales goalies, meanwhile, were sharp in "blunting w h a t there was of the Campbell IN BRIEF Combined News Services "I am tired--I want to get out while I am still healthy," C a l v i n H i l l , Dallas' powerful running back, said Tuesday in disclosing that he may have played his last game in. the NFL. : .. · . ; The 6-fooM, 230-pound Yale graduate added that he is considering going to law school or enrolling in ; a seminary.; He has studied for the ministry. However, having played out his option with Dallas, he is under contract with ihe Hawaiian franchise of the struggling World Football League. i "I hope the WFL works but," Hill said. "I think I might like to finish, my career in a place like Hawaii--among new people and in fresh surroundings. If not, I probably will retire." F O R W A R D H e n r y Boucha of the Minnesota ·North Stars faces a possi- ,ble second operation to correct an injury to his ;right eye sustained Jan. 4 .^when struck by the stick of Boston's Dave Forbes. : Boucha will be required to undergo physiotherapy !for the next month and a GIF cage polls 3-» · I. Garey(l4) .... 15-t "1 J. Camarlllo(3). . 15-1 I7S " 1 Us Alias (2) . . 18-1 154 4. San Gabf lei . . . 15-3 113 5. Los Amfcos (I . 14-2' 114 ·. 4. Ganesha 15-1 93 · 7. North Rlvrsd. . l!-3 '4 ,· t. Cabrlllo 13-J 52 , 9. Mira Costa .... 13-3 23 10 palm Springs. . 11-2 21 Others receivlm) live or more voles: Beverly Hills (12-51 18, Rarwma (12-4) /)4, Victor Valley (13-3) 15, West Tor- ranee (11-61 11, Rolling Hills (11-41 5, and Gar!en Grove (13-31 5. 1-A ' I. Urn Marina (17) 1« 19? ' 2. Miraleste (2). . 15-2 177 · 3. El Dorado (1) . 10-2 150 . 4. Walnut 13-4 130 . S. Ctrrltos...... . 13-2 113 i. I.A. Baptist.. . 14-1 89 7. Aooura 11-5 ' 5« 8. Moreno Valley . 11-4 43 9. CulverCily... . 1J-4 40 10. Mission Vlelo.. 11-3 29 · Others rtttivins Hw w «**· votes: San Clcmwli (10-3) 2J, Ontario Chris- ·Han (10-4) I, Aviation (9-71 7, ClWfWWl ' Islands (ll-i) o, Sonora (9-31 S, and HtmlS. Fh-tl Ptacc votei In Mrentlmit. decision will be made at that time whether a second operation is required. Boucha still suffers from double vision. F o r b e s c u r r e n t l y is serving a 10-game suspension handed out by NHL president Clarence Campbell a n d in addition is under indictment for assault in Minneapolis. BRIEFLY :The Chicago Fire is out--officially. The owner, Tom Origer, plans to sell the only things he has remaining,. . the team s uniforms. Owners and officials of the "troubled WFL will meet today in Birmingham to discuss the troubled league's future--if there is one . . . UCLA's Dave Meyers has been selected the Southern California Athlete of the month for December, by the Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation . . Seattle and Denver may get their NHL franchises a year earlier than planned--but they will be cxisiting ones, not expansion teams. Reports are that the California Seals and Pittsburgh Penguins will be sold and shifted . . . Nick Mileti, owner of the Cleveland Indians, has sold most of his stock in the.baseball team and plans to. sell the rest, it has been reported. The end of M ilc- ti's active direction of the Indians began when Frank Robinson was hired as manager, it is believed. The hiring was done- without Mileli's approval, by general manager Phil Scshi, it was reported ... Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell says he may announce a new head coach by Thursday, maybe, even today. Former Browns and USC tackle Monte Clark is believed first in line for the -post to replace Nick Skorich... ' Hank Aaron launched the Milwaukee Brewers' season ticket sales Tuesday and personally sold Ihe first 100 in 20 minutes . . . Australian tennis star Evonne Goolagong will be ready for the American tour next month but must rest her injured right wrist three weeks . . . WHL officials have failed again to scltle what to do about the fmandnlly-troiiMed Mlchl- chan.Slags, once known as the I..A. Shnrks. The team will cither be disbanded or shifted to Baltimore... Remember that girl who wanted a boxing license in New York? Well, Jacqueline Garret! has lost Round One. She was unanimously denied a. license by the stale's athletic commission. But Ms. Carroll is still punching. She says Round Two will lake place In Ihe Supreme Court. attack. V a c h o n started and gave .up the Campbell goal when Potvin's first deflection--of a G a r r y linger pass-- c u t their deficit to 3-1 with 19 sec o.nds remaining in the first period. -Apps started things for the Prince of Wales stars after 9:38 ,of uninspired play, deflecting a flip pass f r o m - California's Joey Johnston past Campbell goalie Bernie Parent of the Philadelphia Flyers. Buffalo's Don Luce dou bled the advantage less than three minutes later when Flyers' defenseman Joe W a t s o n missed a check of Boston's Terry O'Reilly behind the Camp bell goal. O'Reilly then sent a soft pass seven feel . i n ' front of. .the net for Luce's tap-in.. '· " '. Darryl Sittler of Toronto's Maple Leafs made it 3-0. a b o u t 2'.2 minutes later, when Parent didn't protect the space between his catching glove and the near goalpost and. Sittler threaded the needle with an eight:foot shot. The Campbell C o n f e r - ence .offense showed signs of awakening in the middle period but Dryden d a z z l e d t h e m , turning aside all nine shots he f a c e d and making light- n i n g saves on most of them. Campbell Conference 1 0 0--1 Prince of Wales Conference 3 1 3--7 First Period-1, Prince of Wales Conference, Apps 1 (Johnston, Vadnais). 9:39. 2. Prince of Wales Conference, Luce 1 10'RelHy, Dupere). 12:03. 3,'. 'Prince of Wales Conference, 'Sillier I (Lalleor) 14:27, 4, Campbell Conference, Potvin 1 (Unwr), 19-.J1. Penalties-Hone. Second Period-S, Prince of Wales Conference, Esposito 1 (Lafleur. Murdocti), 19:14. Penallies-Vickers. Campbell, :I6; Luce, Wales, 4:51,- Harper, Wales. Ifcll.- Korab. Wales 19:37. Third Period-*/ Prince of Wales Conference, Apps-! (Robert, Martini, 3:2S. 7. Prince of Wales Conference, O'Reilly 1. S:«. B, Prince of Wales Conference, Orr I (Lafleur. Sillier)/ 7:19. Penalties-Watson, Campbell. i:43; Clarke, Campbell, Shots on goal: Campbell Conference 10910-39. Prince ol Wales Conference 14-9. U-37. .Goalies: Campbell Conference, Parent, Smith. Prince of Wales Conference, Vachon, Dryden. A: 16,997.. NHL standings Division 1 W L T Pts GF 6A Philadelphia 2910 6 M 159 96 N.Y. Rangers 23 12 9 55 1B6 !·» Atlanta 2017 9 4 9 1 2 9 1 2 6 N.Y. Islanders .... 18 1611 « 151 124 Division 1 W L T Pis GF GA Vancouver 22 19 5 4 9 155 147 Chicago 21 20 4 it 151 133 SI. Louis IB 20 7 43 1« 158 Minnesota 1126 628118190 KansasCHv 9 31 4 22 110 192 Division 3 W L T Pts OF GA Kings 26 7 1 2 64 149 91 Montreal 25 8 1 3 6 3 207 131 Pittsburgh 1 7 1 7 1 0 4 4 1 7 8 1 6 6 Detroit 11 24 8 30 124 169 Washington 3 3 8 5 1 1 92244 Division 4 W L T Pts GF GA Buffalo 29 9 7 65 196 136 Boston 25 12 8 58 212 139 Toronto 1721 7 41 157 173 California 11 28 9 31 124 187 Tuesday's Results No games scheduled. Game Tonight California at Pittsburch. (Only game scheduler) L.B. Rugby Club to meet Irvine The Long Beach Rugby Club meets Irvine Coast on Sunday at Orange Coast College, Land 2:30 p.m. Long Beach's next home game will be Feb. 2 against Huntington Beadi at DeMille Jr. High. Long Beach holds training sessions on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., at Cherry Park. Rugby players arc welcome to attend workouts: , were k e e p i n g the im- pswnderf horses Under 24^ hour watch at the ranch and the animals w e r e being fed a diet of alfalfa hay in graduated amounts to b u i l d their strength back "up It was decided not to move the" animals because of their extreme weakened condition, he said. The value of the thoroughbreds : w a s not immediately determined be- c a u s e their, blood lines were not known,. Crosier said, but a conservative e s t i m a t e w o u l d p l a c e their worth at about $1 million. It was costing the SPCA. $500 a day to care for the horses.. . "The horses eventually w i l l be auctioned off," Crosier said. E l l s w o r t h , a l a n k y Arizona born cowboy, was k i n g of t h o r o u g h b r e d owners and breeders during the late 1 1950s and early 1960s. His greatest horse, Swaps, was foa,le'd on the Chino ranch and in 1955'carried the Ellsworth blacft silks with a red triangle to victory .-in the- Kentucky Derby. After earning $800,000 in purses in 'three seasons, S w a p s was sold to 'a syndicate for $2 million with Ellsworth retaining a breeding interest. In l a t e r y e a r s , Ells- worth w e n t to the winner's circle with Prove It, Olden Times and Candy. Spots. Then his trainer and longtime f r i e n d , M i s h Tenney, left the ranch. The prime stud on the farm died, mares went unproductive a n d victories at the track were far between. About 18 months ago, Swaps was put to sleep at the age of 20, in Kentucky where he:had been sold. GUARANTEED FOSTER FARMS otithe telephone. For the market nearest you that carries Foster Farms guaranteed fresh chickens, call this number. 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