The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on January 21, 1974 · 28
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 28

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Monday, January 21, 1974
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my njj ni i '"'y OR The VANCOUVER SUN: Mon., Jan. 21, 1974 f ' V f ."r- ' - Mil' w GAMES WARMUP The Sun's' fearless fish reporter arrived on the lower Seymour Sunday early enough to catch the burglars punching out, the watch-dogs snoozing and not enough light to put the white water aglow. It was the witching hour, and dawn takes ages to creep into that dank little North Vancouver valley. For once I didn't smash a nail as I clawed into my chest-waders, picked up my rod and goat-groped my way along the rocky right bank. My destination, the Keith Road pool, is about 100 yards upstream from the bridge of the same name. . Last time I fished it last spring I'd waded with some difficulty across two-thirds of the Seymour to the lip of the deep run that forms a long slick close to the left or east bank. But it looked too forbidding Sunday, even when the sky barely brightened, so I made my way back down, across the bridge, and up the east bank to the pool. You're taking a long chance in detouring like that because it's a rare Saturday or Sunday that sees daylight hit that pool before a fisherman. By that time the rapids were glowing, a little and the river, while not high, seemed a bit murky. I changed my three tiny plastic salmon eggs to the larger plastic imitation of a roe cluster, topped off with a cluster of white yarn. I had a stubby, eight-foot rod and a push-button reel, the kind they call a spin-casting reel in the trade. It's barely adequate in this area, as all but the largest have line capacity rather limited for steelhead. But I'd had it awhile without a practice session so took a notion to try it. Shallow? 'Twas a trout Basically, it's a fixed-spool spinning reel enclosed in a cone-shaped housing with a pinhole in the front, mounted atop the rod handle, with a push-button control that acts like one's finger on regular fixed-spool jobs. I reminded myself that I'm not so used to it that I can run it without conscious effort and it wasn't long before I proved it. First cast the very first toss into that slick, floated only 10 yards, and the bobber ducked under. Must be shallower than I thought, I said to myself, but struck hard out of long practice an act that becomes second-nature to a steelheadef. Dashed if that "bottom snag" didn't strike back. t was a fish all right and I'd have had a better chance of landing it with any of the other dozens of reels I own and with which I try to keep familiar. I pressed the push-button to lift and strike, which is correct. I then should have started cranking the handle and adjusting the star-drag that is part of such reels. Easing off the drag lets a determined fish run but keeps nice tension and eventually brings in the fish. However short, it was panic Combine an unfamiliar tool with the surprise of hooking a fish on the first cast into almost black darkness and a not too familiar pool and you have the ingredients for momentary panic. I plead guilty. First I lifted my thumb, letting the line fly out through the pin-hole, then I frantically pressed the button, holding the loose line in a belly, far below the fish and me. , Finally I came to and cranked mightily, gathering line rapidly. That reel has about a four-to-one ratio on its pickup so, in moments, I had a taut line, but I had forgotten to ease the star-drag. . . . Sickening feeling! The hook pulled out and the fish was free. I made about 10 more casts with no takers, went back to the truck and drove upstream to the next little slick, just in sight of the first. I thoroughly dredged it, using my longer rod and reel where I could and defiantly going back to that short rod and spin-casting reel to work the brushier spots. That whole stretch has scant casting room. As I was about to quit and go home, I noticed two other anglers picking their way along the bank from the bridge to the pool of my initial encounter, likely believing they might be there first. I wonder if my fish got over its sore lip and decided to take their offerings. It might. Particularly, i they offered it a juicy bit of shrimp meat or a fat dew-worm. It was too difficult and a bit intrusive to drive down, then hike up, just to watch those others fish. And I begrudged the time. So I guess I'll never know how that startled steelhead made out. IH TDIMMIs IStirliulij Ktli mid (.nine ( lull meets S p.m.. Tuesday. Bolisor Pml;, (ii;-;7 Fern . . Itrirrutliimil vehicle hIiiiiv starts V eiinesiliiy, fuur PNE buildings, runs thrniwii simuay . . . North Mwrc St.. N. Vancouver N. Surrey Hull iipI l.nnie rinl) meals 8 n.m.. Ush anil (iiinra (;iuli meets 8 p.m., Wednesday, Canadian- Legion, 1L'3 V. Wednesday, Punuiama Ridge Center, 5423 llSth St, Tiny world record breaker came close to missing race LOS ANGELES (AP) - Little Mary Decker set the world record for the women's indoor 1,000-yard run in the Sunkist Invitational track meet, but she nearly wasn't permitted to run. At 5-foot-3 and 93 pounds, with big blue eyes, and only 15 years old, she looked like she belonged in a race for youngsters, scheduled later Saturday night. After warming up, she started to walk onto the track at the Los Angeles Sports Arena when a local AAU official, affectionately known by his colleagues as "The. Bulldog." told Mary her race wasn't being run yet. "Oh, yes, I'm running in this one," she said. The official didn't believe her, grabbed her hand and pulled her off the track. With tears in her eyes, Mary found MAPLE RIDGE WOMAN WINS COWGIRL TITLE Mrs. Dianne White of Maple Ridge has won the Canadian all-around cowgirl championship for 1973. Mrs. White, mother of two girls, received the award in Calgary where the Calgary Stampede Association also presented her with the Wcadick trophy for best combining sportsmanship and ability. Mrs. White said the Canadian title was decided jori a point system. There arc five all-women rodeos, vplus others where women's events are combined with men's events. The women's events arc cow riding, cow cutting, calf roping, steer underrating, goat tying, and barf rel racing. Mrs. White placed among the top five competitors in all events except the barrel race where she was 14th. Lee STRAIGHT her coach and things were straightened out in time for the 10th grader at Garden Grove High School to run 2:26.7. "I just ran to win," said Mary. "I wasn't thinking about a record but I felt I could win all the time." Miss Decker beat the previous world best of 2:29.4 by Canadian Glenda Reiser as well as the American standard of 2:30.7 by Robin Campbell. Francie Larricu, a San Jose State student who competes for the Pacific Coast Club, also dipped under both records with 2:27.3. It was Miss Larricu who may have helped produce the world mark. Mary was coasting along with one lap left when Francie pulled up on her right shoulder. Miss Decker then took off, just as she did last year at Alt' - ;": i - FOLLOWING Marv Hubbard's block, 0. J. 'Simpson eludes Ken Houston (27) and Lem Barney and AFC picks up a few yards Sunday for American Football eluded National Conference for 15-13 win in fumble-Conference in Pro Bowl game at Kansas City. O. J. filled game. FOOT INJURED BUT FIVE FIELD GOALS Yepremian's one sore winner KANSAS CITY (AP) -Garo Yepremian ... the little guy goes on and on. Garo, a native of Cyprus who didn't go to college, may have the most educated foot in the National Football League. For four years now, Yepremian has helped the world champion Miami Dolphins to victory after victory; Yepremian's foot did it again Sunday except this time it was for the American Con-f e r e n c e. Yepremian's five field goals, the winning one a 42-yarder with 21 seconds remaining, set a Pro Bowl record and gave the AFC a 15-13 trimph over the National Conference in a game that started with 14 first-half turnovers and ended as a cliffhanger. Prior to his game-decider, Yepremian booted field goals of 16, 37. 27 and 41 yards. He broke the record of four kicked in 1972 by Kansas City's Jan Slenerud. With his left foot plunged into ice, the bald Yepremian said afterward, "I had to come through for the rest of the guys. The money did not mean anything. Most of the extra $500 the winners get goes for taxes anyway. "When I went out for that last one, I said a little prayer and asked Cod to help me once more. He kept me in there again." Yepremian, helped from the field after a nullified 22-yard the World University Games in upsetting her Russian counterparts. Despite her record-smashing victory, Mary was not named the meet's outstanding athlete. That award went to Dvvight Stones, who set an American record in the high jump at 7-4l'4. Stones had lost to Tom Woods in Poealcllo, Idaho Friday night, with both clearing 7-3'.i. "I knew Tom would be lough again but I was real tired," Stones said. "I felt flat because of the long trip down. And I thought 7-1 would win." Stones missed his first two tries at 7-4 1 1 and, ,-I figured I'd just give it everything on the third one. I grazed it with my elbow," but the bar stayed on, and the mark bettered the 7-4 by Reynaldo Brown in 1972. Fanie Van Zijl of South Africa won the mile after a slow first lap in 4:04.4. "I'm surprised I could adjust so well," said Van Zijl. "This was my first indoor race ever. I never even had a workout on an indoor track, so I really didn't know how I'd do," Rod M i 1 b u r n won the 60-yurd high hurdles in 7.0, George Woods captured the shotput at 68-2, Steve Pre-fontaine easily took the two mile in 8:33.0, Herb Washington defeated Steve Williams for the third time in a row in the 60-yard dash, and Merccl-lo Fiaseonaro of Italy upset Rich Wohlhuter In the 600 in 1:10.8. f 'Li 1, ' Sr. V . field goal in the third quarter when he was hit by Mel Ren-fro of Dallas, was voted the game's most valuable player. After an offside penalty erased that kick, Yepremian Canadians keep pace with UBC Coquitlam Canadians remained one point behind "first-place UBC Braves after weekend games in the. Richmond Intermediate Hockkey League; Ken Anderson scored two goals in pacing Canadians to an 8-5 win over Burnaby Lakers Sunday night. . Saturday, the Braves beat SFU Clansmen 4-2. UBC now has 33 points to Coquitlam's 32. Fraser Arm Canucks are third with 29 points. 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Mike-Mayer, after Yepremian staked the AFC to a 3-0 first quarter lead, deadlocked the game in the second period with a 27-yarder. The NFC added the contest's lone touchdown before the half ended, Roman Gabriel of Philadelphia throwing a 14-yard pass to Larry McCut of Los Angeles. The NFC led at the half 10-6. END ZONE Dallas Cowboys get first 'choice . of GUARD SERVICE SPECIAL O "j II I X ,tS f JTk. i fctflM" .all THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS 3401 E. Hoitmgt ot Cmiior 298 9622 2970 Kuwwty ol tuptrt, 435-9630 NORTH VANCOUVER r71Uiidoieoli7tn 985-4131 ... Si " . ' i 1 muwm lilll Hill HIM Jf players in the annual NFL draft which begins in New York Jan. 29. The Cowboys obtained top pick in a trade with Houston Oilers,' who had the worst record in the NHL last season, giving up defensive end Tody Smith and wide receiver Billy Parks. A total of 442 players will be drafted in 17 rounds . . . Running back Chuck Foreman of Minnesota, representing the NFC, and Cincinnati's Charles Clark (AFC) were selected rookies of the year in the NFL1 . . . Miami's Super Bowl champion Dolphins placed five players on the all-pro team guard Larry Little, defensive end Bill Stanfield, safeties Jake Scott and Dick Anderson and Yepremian. Running back Larry Csonka and wide receiver Paul Warfield made the second team. Check H.T. wiring, distributor cap, ignition coil, primary circuit Check PCV operation Check and lubricate heat riser valve Check and adjust idle mixture Check fuel pump and filter for proper operation Check air cleaner element Final scope check x Use your Esso BURNABY North U. ot Amtin (Opp. UughMHl Moil) 937 347) 6693 UW ol Sperling 298-8522 RICHMOND 4444 Kiogiwoy Ot Willinqdoit 437-5546 621No.3U.ond Soba 273 Hammer thrower gets shot of beer CHRISTCHURCH, N.Z. (AP) - Two of England's British Commonwealth Games team's heavyweights "clashed here Sunday, but neither is a boxer. The row wound up with shot putter Geoff Capes throwing a glass of beer over hammer thrower Barry Williams, according to nearby spectators. It started when Williams was troubled by shouts from a bar under the stadium of the Queen Elizabeth II Park during a pre-games meeting. Williams made a foul throw and there was another shout from the bar which adjoins the arena. Williams walked over and told a group of people, among whom was Capes: 'Don't be so moronic. You are acting like peasants." Capes, a Northamptonshire policeman, threw a glass of beer over Williams and then made to climb a low fence towards him. Officials and others nearby shouted to the men to calm down. Williams wiped his face and walked away. Friends of Capes quoted him as saying later: "I like to build up a bit of rivalry before a big meeting. It makes me aggressive and I throw better." Meanwhile, Claude Fer-range of Montreal shares the New Zealand men's high jump record following a warm-up meeting Sunday, for the Games which start Thursday. Ferragne jumped six feet W,2 inches, the same as Australian Larry Peckham. Pec-kham, however, got the nod for first place by virtue of fewer attempts at that height. And Ruth Martin-Jones of Wales set a New Zealand allcomers' record for the wom 'A SURE SAVE!!!1 THIS CANADIAN TEAM HAS NO ENERGY CRISIS! The new HY-GRADE HEATING SERVICE CENTRE now provides you with SURE ACTION when you call for your furnace CHECK-UP SPECIAL $17.95! DONT BE OUT in the COLD this winter. Our TEAM offers FAST service to ensure your furnace is a WINNER. For a full furnace CHECK-UP CALL NOW Don't be SHUT-OUT! 4 CYLINDER REG. $l 7 95 6 CYLINDER REG. 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In the only other action, Bunaby Blazers moved into fourth place with two weekend wins, 7-6 over Point Grey Blades Sunday and 6-3 over Abbotsford Pilots Saturday. Rod Reid and Joe Reider scored Chilliwack's goals while Greg Huddleston replied for Grandview. Don Fraser and Brent Garrison had two goals each for Burnaby Sunday and Glen Sweetable scored three times for Blazers Saturday. 525-1675 j U U Sale UXy Sale UZs Sale MOST CARS 1 weokonly 1 wefikonly

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