The Brandon Sun from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada on November 1, 1973 · Page 6
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The Brandon Sun from Brandon, Manitoba, Canada · Page 6

Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
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Thursday, November 1, 1973
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6 THE BRANDON SUN, Thursday, fey 5hP A Halloween prank? The North Carolina State football team ran through practice "Wednesday but it was far . from usual. Head coach Lou Holtz directed his team while wearing a mask and a briefly The Brandon Optimist Club is formulating plans for the 1974 edition of the Assiniboine Relays and a meeting to discuss the track and field meet will be held Sunday at the Assiniboine Community College, starting at 2:30 p.m. All interested parties are urged to attend this function. TOKYO The Yomiuri Giants won the 1973 Japan baseball series by defeating the Nankai Hawks 5-1 before more than 37,000 fans. The Giants, who have won the title nine times in a row, took the best-of-seven series 4-1. HUMBOLDT Bob Bourne fired three goals to lead the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Canada Hockey League to a 74 exhibition win over the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan .Junior Hockey League. NEW YORK Olympic veteran Frank Chapot snatched a split-second victory for the United States in international jumping at the National Horse Show Wednesday night. Chapot came up with a flawless ride on Good Twist to win the MacKay Memorial trophy for the second year in a row. Moffat Dunlap of Canada finished ninth over-all. WINNIPEG The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have obtained offensive tackle Bob Curry on waivers from the Western Football Conference British Columbia Lions. The Bombers dropped defensive back Rob Pyne. HOMOSASSA SPRINGS, Fla. The National Hockey League's board of governors have empowered a committee headed by Bill Wirtz of the Chicago Black Hawks to continue negotiations with Charley Finley for resale of Finley's California Golden Seals. ST. LOUIS The St. Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers of the NHL have announced the trade of two minor league players. Defenceman George Pesut, St. Louis' No. 2 draft pick this year, was sent to the Flyers for right-winger Bob Stumpf. RANCHO SANTA FE, Calif. Tommy Jacobs broke the Whispering Palms Country Club course with a 64 as he took the first round lead in a $31,200 golf tournament- Jacobs' six-under-par led a group of players bunched two strokes behind him. CALGARY Jim Duncan, former head coach of the Calgary Stampeders, has requested and obtained his release from recruiting duties with the Western Football ' Conference team. The announcement was made by Stampeder genaral manager Rogers Lehew. Seven more rinks are needed to complete the Brandon Curling Club Sunday night mixed curling league. Interested persons may contact Joe Gieni at 728-5647. PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Pirates of baseball's National League have traded catcher Milt May to the Houston Astros for left-handed pitcher Jerry Reuss. BOSTON Veteran pitchers Bob Veale and Ray Culp were given their unconditional releases by the American League Boston Red Sox Wednesday. It was also announced that utility infielder John Kennedy had been assigned to Pawtucket of the International League. PARIS Defending champion Stan Smith of the United States defeated Jaime Fillol of Chile 6-3, 6-7, and 6-2 Wednesday and advanced to the quarter-finals of the French Indoor Tennis Championships. In earlier matches, Americans Arthur Ashe and Tanner Roscoe also advanced to the quarter-finals. JAKARTA John Newcombe of Australia defeated Indonesia's Sugiarto Sutarjo 6-0, 6-1 Wednesday night and entered the quarter-finals of the Jakarta Open Tennis Tournament. fv wqqK EVERY IN November 1, 1973 FRIDAY stocking cap. No one came up with a suitable reason for Holtz's masquerade other than it being Halloween. ( AP wirephoto) The Birdman is not crazy by KATHER1NE KENNEDY EDMONTON (CP). Terry The Birdman) Jones is thinking of jumping off a 27-storey building. It wouldn't be an act of despair, but an experience in freedom, "soaring for hours like a gull riding an air current," he says. And it's one of the ways Mr. Jones, 31, makes his As one of the few professional hang gliders (manned kite flyers) in the world, he flew over thousands of fans at the British Grand Prix, the Can-Am road races and other sports events throughout Canada, the United States and Europe last summer. This fall he is teaching 18 students at Grant MacEwan Community College the art of hill soaring, or running down a steep slope beneath an 18-foot sail and catching an updraf t of wind. Hill soaring is the safest of the many kinds of hang gliding, said Mr. Jones. "I've never heard of serious injuries only-scrapes and bruises and a few sprained ankles." His 16-hour course, offering both theoretical and practical instruction, has a waiting list of 60, attesting to the growing popuarlity of the sport in Canada. The birdman, a native of Edmonton, learned to fly three years ago from Australian Bill Moyes who was then performing at the Edmonton Exhibition. "It's exciting, the freedom of flying without any other help than the wind," said Mr. JOnes. "1 used to fly my own model airplanes, and had birds as pets." The record for continuous hang gliding is five hours, set recently in California. Under ideal conditions, including a steady breeze, the glider can soar hundreds of feet above the ground at speeds of between 15 and 50 miles an hour. In addition to his hill-soaring kite, which weighs 35 pounds and cost about $500, Mr. Jones has a kite with a 14-foot wing span for flying behind a boat and a 15-foct model for being towed by a car. The car tow, which he performed at the Grand Prix July 14-15, is the most dangerous of all hang-gliding methods. ACT NOW! saveiuoon season tickets UNm NOVEMSFft 23 AT Trtf Sf'lOCATK GOOON'S SKI SHOP 908 fiOSifS "You gain about 800 to 1,000 feet of elevation extremely fast and could face sudden changes in the direction of the wind. . . . There's a terrible tension that could break the tow rope." Flyers can also jump off buildings, and Mr. Jones said he has considered gliding from the 27-storey CN Tower in Edmonton although building a platform for takeoff may pose problems. Another possibility is flying from airborne balloons. An Australian recently glided from 11,000 feet using this method. - A hang glider can be bought for between $400 and S700. A kit is available for $320. "All you have to do is drill holes and put wires together," said Mr. Jones. A glider consists of aluminum tubing, about 200 square feet of sailcloth, wire struts for strengthening the structure and a seat or harness. The sail is a modified kite shape supported by a frame of tubing. An aluminum triangle extends downward from the sail and the seat or harness hangs behind the triangle. In hill soaring, the flyer buckles on the seat or fastens.-the harness, holds the kite nearly parallel to the ground bygrasping the triangle, and runs downhill. "When you run into an updraft the seat carries you up," said Mr. Jones. "You can control your direction to a certain extent by shifting your weight." His friends' ealieri him "the birdman" when he began hang gliding, and the nickname has become part of his professional name. ' "I put 'Birdman Enterprises' and a picture of a hawk on the side of my boat and car," said Mr. Jones. "My friends think the bird looks more like a chicken." But it's hard to think of soaring 35 miles an hour at the end of a 1,000-foot tow rope in terms of chickens. 96 f OF BRANDON J j HOUSEHOLDS I READ THE J S BRANDON jtL. Siding mountain f NATONAt PARK.WtCrccr Winless North for their poor bv GLENN COLE Staff Writer Coach Jack Gordon of Minnesota North Stars was incensed with his club's 5-0 loss to Boston Bruins in one of three National Hockey League games Wednesday night and ordered twice-daily workouts for the North Stars, starting today. In other action Wednesday, Pittsburgh Penguins and Montreal Canadiens battled to a 1-1 tie and Buffalo Sabres edged California Golden Seals 3-1. Gordon said, "It was a disgrace. If you're not in shape physically, you're not mentally prepared." The loss was the fifth for the North Stars who also have six ties. Hull's Jets lose again by GERRY SUTTON CP Staff Writer Coach Bob Needham told Cleveland Crusaders to let rival Bobby Hull "do his thing," and it paid off in a 64 win over Winnipeg Jets. In the only other World Hockey Association game Wednesday night, Quebec Nordiques did what they do best hustle to defeat Vancouver Blazers 5-1 for their fourth win in a row. At the end of the evening, the Nordiques were in sole possession of first place in the East Division with 16 points, one more than New England Whalers and two ahead of Cleveland. The Jets, with three defeats and a tie in their last four games, remained deadlocked for second in the West with Houston Aeros and Minnesota Fighting Saints, all with nine points. Needham said the key to stopping Winnipeg's line of Hull, Norm Beaudin and Chris Bordeleau "is letting Hull freewheel and do his thing." "All we have to do with Hull is let the wing on his side skate up and down with him all evening. We want to run at Beaudin and Bordeleau we can't let them run free." Briefly in the second TIP OFF TOURNAMENT KEN RUCKER 1972-73 MVP of the BOBCATS TOURNAMENT DRAW FRIDAY 7 p.m, Lakehead vs. U. of Wpg. 9 p.m. Brandon U. vs. U. of Manitoba SATURDAY 7 p.m. Consolation Final 9 p.m. Championship Game Sponsored by KINSMEN CLUB OF BRANDON Support the Kinsmen Support Basketball Support Brandon University Homecoming Phil Espysilo of Boston scored his 14th goal of the season in the game, to maintain his string of scoring in all 10 Bruins' games. The Canadiens and Penguins met in a lifeless contest in Montreal. "We played a lousy game," said coach Scotty Bowman of the Canadiens, "We had no momentum." But Bowman's main concern was the work of referee Wally Harris, who was berated for most of the coach's post-game news conference. "This guy is a lousy referee," barked Bowman. "He's afraid to give a penalty in this building. Bowman felt Harris missed a couple of penalty calls in the third period period it appeared the Crusaders' plan had backfired. Hull grabbed the puck at centre and outskated his opponents before beating goalie Gerry Cheevers on a breakaway, giving Winnipeg a 2-1 lead. Danny Spring added another goal a few minutes later to give the Jets a 3-1 margin. The Crusaders, however, got three goals before the period ended and outscored the Jets 2-1 in the final 20 minutes for their sixth win against a defeat and two ties. Jim Wiste scored the winning goal when he beat Joe Daley at 13:31 of the third, snapping a 4-4 tie. Wayne Hillman added the insurance marker into an empty net at 19:39 with Daley on the bench for an extra player. Russ Walker paced the Crusaders with two goals. "We've got a small team so we've-got to skate," said coach Jacques Plante after his Nordiques outshot the Blazers 24-19 before 7,406 fans in Vancouver. "We've got to play basic hockey, headman the puck, chase it, play good positional hockey. We played our game well tonight because Vancouver wasn't skating." The Nordiques scored three power-play goals, two Stars will pay efforts coach and called for too many face-offs in the Penguins end. Pittsburgh coach Ken Schinkel said the Penguins played the same style of game against Montreal as they did Sunday when they bombed New York Rangers 7-2. "We stuck to the basics of hockey. We didn't lose too many draws in our own end tonight. They didn't get one clean draw from us which they did last week in Pittsburgh and cost us the game." In the Buffalo-California game, Richard Martin scored three goals, one in each period, to -lead the Sabres to their win over the Golden Seals. Martin now has 10 goals and nine in the first period. They led 3-0 after the opening period and 3-1 at the end of the second. Five players shared Quebec's scoring with Rejean Houle, formerly of Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League, getting the winner midway through the first. It was Houle's sixth goal of the year. Serge Bernier, who played for Los Angeles Kings of the NHL in 1972-73, picked up three assists to take over the points lead with 19. He has eight goals and 11 assists. Action resumes Friday night with Quebec visiting Edmonton Oilers, New York Golden Blades going to Winnipeg and Minnesota visiting Los Angleles Sharks. FRIDAY, NOV. 2 SATURDAY, NOV. 3 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. BRANDON UNIVERSITY GYM BRANDON, Man. Evening Admission (2 games) $150 For Advance Tickets, Phone 727-5401 Exf. 237 MIKE VAIRA WILL BE BRANDON U.'s ALL-TIME LEADING SCORER SOMETIME DURING SEASON assists for 19 points, good enough for second spot in the NHL's scoring race. Esposito leads with 24 points. Tonight, Toronto Maple Leafs visit the Islanders in New York, the Rangers play the Kings in Los Angeles, Atlanta Flames play host to California and Chicago Black Hawks meet the Flyers in Philadelphia. Cents' Mulvey stops Kings CALGARY (CP) Rookie Grant Mulvey scored with 41 seconds remaining in the game to give Calgary Centennials a 3-2 victory over Edmonton Oil Kings in the Western Canada Hockey League Wednesday night. The game-winning goal was Mulvey's second against Edmonton is a week. He scored the deciding goal late in a game Friday for a 3-1 win in Edmonton. Centre Mike Rogers added the other two goals for Calgary while Terry Bucyk and Mike Will replied for Edmonton. Calgary led 1-0 after the first period and the lead stood until the third period when the teams divided four goals. Larry Hendrick 33 saves in the Edmonton goal, 10 more than Kevin Erickson of Calgary. Oil Kings took four of six minor penalties. The victory lifted Calgary four points ahead of Medicine Hat for first place in the Western Division. Edmonton is last with one win and five losses. Keeping you informed of business happenings in Brandon and area EVERY WEDNESDAY UNIVERSITY BASKETBALL 1973

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