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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD THURSDAY, APRIL 4. 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING Fine New Greens For the Golfers �-o- -*- - * � Work Now Under Way At Links Now that winter has lathed forth his last kick and subsided in the face of spring's drive, the golfers are burnishing up their instruments of warfare and getting ready to go after the game with a vengeance. These bright sunny days get under the golfer's hide, and he is waiting for the word "go." * It will therefore be pleasing news to the fans to know that two men with team are busy this week putting the course in shape. The putting greens are receiving particular attention this year. Sand Is being hauled from the river bottom and each green is being treated to a coat of sand mixed with California crude oil. This when rolled will form a putting green as smooth as could be secured anywhere, it will not blow, and can always be kept In condition. This will remove one of the greatest objections there was last year to the course. The fairways are alto being put in good shape, and it is possible some bunkering will be done later. All of which takes money, so Secretary Tom Oxlaad is taking this method 'of appraising members of the fact that 1918 dues are now payable. They have been set this year at $10 for old .members, $5 for novices and $3 for ladles. It is the aim of the club to secure a membership of at least 150 this year, which will provide sufficient funds to- put the course in very fair shape. So a call on Mr. Oxland will now be in order. Arrangements are being made for a match this week-end. Details will be announced later. BALL TEAM ALMOST Team Practically Rebuilt Within Past Vear-Old Faces Are Missing HQRNSBY RATED T St. Louis Star Leads Contemporaries in Hitting:; Chapman is Second New YorlJ. April 4.-Good shortstops are just about as scarce as coal. There is never a spring training season, that passes which does not see from two to a half dosen big league managers tinkering with shortstop recruits, for the good ones do not bloom out very often. When a new shortstop of first-class big' league calibre does spring up he ,is generally a bear, and such is the-case with Rogers Hornsby of the St. Louis Cardinals, who stands out as the most valuable shortstopper in the big (show today. Hornsby is rated as the most valuable short grass performer,. because unlike a majority of the players in his position, he can hammer the skin off the ball. He has not proved himself to be the most, finished fielder in the business, but he ranks high among age of .281 is not to be sneezed at for a shortstop, and that is what Bush hit last year. It was his best hitting year since he broke into the big show and, although be is a veteran, he deserves rank among the topnotchers. Artie Fletchaj, another veteran, celebrated for his baseball ability in a mental as well as a mechanical way. Is rated fourth. Fletcher Is a consistently good shortstop, who seldom changes from year to year. Rabbit! and Ernie Koob among the missing, Maranville, now in the service, comes j st. Louis fans will" have to do their New York.-When it comes to rebuilding a ball club the owners of the i St. Louis Browns have all records ' shattered. Within less than a year's time the Browns as they stood last August have been transformed to such an extent that St. Louis fans will not know them when they trot onto the field at home for the first time this season. Between mid-season, 1917, and the present time-the Browns have lost all of the regular outfielders who were with the team last year, not to mention the substitute fielders. Most of the infielders who held regular meal tickets and part of the catching staff are missing. Last August the Brownie owners made a deal with Joe Tinker of the Columbus club for Pitcher Lowder-milk, Infielder Gerbec and Outfielder Demmitt. From that time on trades and sales followed rapidly and Fielder Jones took a strange bunck of players to Dixie this spring. With Eddie Plank traded to the Yanks, Bob Groom sold to Cleveland fifth. The Rabbit is a highly polish ed fielder and a wonderful workman around the bag. Roger Peckinpaugh of the Yankees is awarded sixth place in the list as we have rated the players, with Dave rooting for Belt Oallia, secured from Washington; Grover Lowdermilk, from Columbus; Nick Cullop and Urban Shocker, from the Yankees, and old Lefty Leifield, who did a comeback with St. Paul, Davenport, Ro- of Brooklyn had a chance to secure the services of Pitcher Fred Toney. Colonel Ebbets, however, would not give Fred a living wage. So the Reds grabbed him, and. today Toney Is rated next to Alexander in the list of great National league right-handed pitchers. Two years ago Charley Herxog came to the end of his string as manager of the Reds. Herrmann set about to make a trade for the Mary-lander that would add to the Cincinnati playing strength and bring them a new leader as well. j He started dickering for Mathew-son with the Giants. McGraw was willing to make the swap.' Matty was ready to try his hand at the managerial game. The Reds, however, asked for a player or two. So John Joseph McGraw threw in Eddie Roush and Bill McKechnie to complete the deal. Roush had been bought early In the spring when it looked as if Davy Robertson might not be able to play with the Giants. McGraw knew he was a good man, but didn't know how good. If he knew Roush's real value it is hardly possible that he would have given him in even exchange for Her-zog. Roush did not set the league on'^fire in 1016, although he outhit Benny Kauff. Last season, however, Edward struck his stride and led the National league in batting. LAND SALES AT HERZOG GETP CHASED EARLY. Not Allowed to Train With delphia Nationals. Phil* Bancroft seventh, Everett Scott; gers and Sothoron are all that remain eighth and Witt or the Athletics ninth. Tne latter player is a comer. Scott, a great fielder, is not a terrific hitter. His .241 average last season was his best since breaking in. TRAINING CAMP RESULTS Team- R. H. E. Boston Americans........ 7 17 5 Brooklyn Nationals...... 6 6 6 (16 innings). Batteries-Ruth, McCabe, Bush and Agnew, Schang; Marquard, Mitchell, Coombs and Krueger. Team- R. H. E. New York Americans...... 2 8 Boston Nationals ......... 1 G Batteries-Love, Monroe, Thormah-theru, and he is Just at the top of his 1 ien and Hannah Walters; Nehf, Ra-...... gan and Wilson.' R. Detroit................. 11 Batteries-James, C. Jones Yelle; Schneider, Bressler and go, Smith. Pittsburg Nationals ...... 2 Philadelphia Americans .... 1 career. Hornsby Leads. In  classing the shortstops aB they stand today, Hornsby is placed at the I j*" Y,"' * "" head of the column, and second to him 1 1 lnclnn,u............. comes Ray Chapman of the "Indians. Chapman is a great fielder, a clever base;- runner, and a good, consistent hitter. With Hornsby, he was the only shortstop to hit better than .300 last season, and Ty CoBb alone stole more bases, which is saying something for Chapman as a valuable performer. Third on-the mythical list comes Owrile Bush'of the Tigers. Bush for a number of years has been the most consistent scorer of runs in either' league. His ability as a fielder has always been a strong point in his favor and he is a good base runner and a dangerous hitter. A batting aver- H. E. IB 2 6 2 and Win of the old staff. Hank Severeid, otar of the Browns' backstops, will be assisted this year by Leslie Nunamaker, who wields a mean bludgeon and whose presence in the lineup will be welcome because of the fact that he can be used both as a catcher and a pinch hitter. The outfield will look strange without Bert Shotten gamboling around the gardens. Yn!e Sloan, Ward Miller, Lee Magee and Amando Marsans, all of whom have worn Brownie uniforms since the opening of the lm" season, have gone. Some of them 0; are in the service and others have been traded. Tobin, Demitt, Smith, Hendryx and K. Williams, purchased from Portland, are new outfielders. Among the new infielders who will wear the regalia of the Jonesites are Maisel, Gedeon and Gerber. St. Petersburg, Fla-Charley Her-zog was chased off the training field the other day by President William Baker of the Phillies. Baker did not like to do it, he said, but he didn't want to be accused of harboring a holdout. Herzog has been working with the Phillies at their training camp here and appeared on the grounds in uniform recently and was enjoying the exercises when President Baker arrived. "I don't want to appear inhospitable," said the Phillies' president to Herzog, "but you are virtually a holdout and are defying the National league. "As a director of the^ league I do not care to be placed in the position of harboring a holdout. It would be best for us both' if you dropped out quietly until your trouble has been settled." ENGLISH BOXER DEAD. New Yorld April 3.-Cable advices received here today from London announced the death of Charley Mitchell, former English champion pugilist. The Cooling System ofjhe MITCHELL is as nearly ideal as it is possible to be. The radiator is the cellular type, strongly built, and firmly bolted to the frame to prevent damage from road shocks. The water is circulated by means of a water pump; but at the same time it is combined with the thermo-syphon principle eo that, in case the pump becomes damaged, the car will not overheat if driven carefully. � / Bijou Motor Parlors Limited THE HOUSE OF SERVICE FIFTH STREET SOUTH . .. LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. GETS Lost Some Good Ones But Got Some Stars on the Roster Yet Cincinnati has the reputation of having turned loose more great ball players to other clubs than any other two teams in the major league. Three of the greatest cast adrift by the trailing Reds were Mike Donlin, Christy Mathewson and Cy Seymour. It would take all of this column to enumerate the full Cincinnati castoff list. The Reds, however, seem in a fair way to reverse the order of things. During the last few years they have picked up four of the greatest players in the National league from other teams. The Red retaliation began when Herrrnan snared Helnie Groh from the Giants. Heinie is now regarded as one of the two best third basemen in baseball. The next star snared by Cincinnati was Hal Chase. Hal had hopped around from the Yankees to tffo White Sox and thence to the Federal league. Nobody seemed to want him when the outlaws died. 'Herrmann took a chance and Hal promptly led the National league in batting. Just a few years back the Dodgers MILITIA DEPT. Ottawa, April 3.-The following official statement was given out this morning by the department of militia and defense: "The attention of the department of militia and defense lias been directed to an article published on April 2 in the Toronto Star and republished in the Montreal Star, the Ottawa Evening Journal and possibly other papers which purported to give a synopsis of evidence given under oath at the Ottawa sittings of the court of- inquiry respecting transport vessels. The wording of this article is such as to give the impression that it was official and published by authority. The militia department desires to disavow the article and to state that, not only was there no authority for its publication, but the department is unable to see by what proper means such a synopsis could be given in view of the fact that the evidence is still in custody of the court and no synopsis has been made by any authorized person for publication or any other purpose. "It is understood that contradictory evidence was given on a number of important points and the department is therefore not in a- position to make an authoritative announcement until a definite report, based upon all the evidence submitted, has been received from the president of the court of inquiry." ONE WOUNDED Paris, April 4.-One person was wounded by the German long range bombardment of Paris yesterday. (From Our Own Corvesoondent) Cardston, April 3.-During the past week a number of important real estate exchanges have taken place, among them being the sale of 570 acres to Mr. John T. Henlnger. Mr. Heninger expects to farm In this district, and has been eminently successful in the past near Claresholm, where he Just recently sold out. We understand also that Mr. Ellis Henlnger and Mr. William Shafe*r have purchased a halt section just south of Cardston from Mr. A. J. Stoddard, who has owned the same for a number of years. The purchase price in the former sale is given,at $20.00 per acre, while, that in the latter is $40.00 per acre. The new creameries at Cardston are both being pushed to a rapid completion, and it is expected that both will be in operation within the next few weeks. With these two creameries, and another at Kimball, together with a cheese factory at Mountain View, Cardston district will do its share in the production of butter and cheese from now on. We regret to chronicle the severe illness of Mr. Stirling Williams, who went on Monday morning to the Gait hospital at Lethbridge, where he is suffering from rheumatic fever. Among the number attending conference at Salt Lake City, there left on this morning's train Presidents E. J. Wood and Thomas Duce, also Bishop J. T. Brown and quite a number of others from the district. Wedding Bells. . Last evening Mr. Roy Hudson and Miss Clara Rollins were married, also Mr. Leslie Coombs and Miss Blanche Workman, President E. J. Wood performing the ceremonies. These young people are well thought of in the district, and received the hearty congratulations of your correspondent and their friends. Among the returned soldiers who have come back to Cardston within the last few weeks are Lyle Holland, John Bishop, Roy Romero of Taylor-ville, and our old friend and most energetic experimental farmer, Mr. Arthur Perry. Mr. Perry has been in the army for about three years, and now expects to take up work in an agricultural line. It will be remembered that Mr. Perry is the winner of a large number of trophies that the Cardston district has captured in competition at the Dry Farming Congress, the Pan-American Exhibition in* California, and elsewhere. He leaves, together with Mrs. Perry, for Calgary oh the morning's train, where he expects to receive his discharge, and immediately enter into his duties toward greater production. There is quite a building boom in Cardston, and a large number of residences, barns and business houses are in course of construction, Before the season is over the town will have a considerable more up-to-date appearance. Entertain Council. Last evening Mayor W. E. Pitcher entertained the councilmen and town officers in honor of retiring secretary A. J. Hlggs, who has taken a position with Steed & Company, and has resigned from the town seeretary-treas-urership. The latter position is occupied by Mr. William T. Meridew. A most enjoyable evening was spent at the mayor's commodious residence, and numerous April First pranks were In evidence, including cotton-stuffed chocolates, etc., where several of the guests "bit." Saturday evening last the combined primary associations of the first and second wards in Cardston put on a splendid programme and' drill in the Palace theatre, running the performance through twice, for the benefit of both young and old, the proceeds being used for charitable purposes. The local hospital has been well supported recently by the twd relief societies in the Cardston firBt and second wards, who have donated something over $100 each in cash, besides considerable furniture, etc., in the preparation of a room. At present there are several patients in the hospital,-which, is being conducted along the m6st modern lines that the district can afford. Recently two neat signs were placed, one on the front and one on the back of the commodious building. A splendid basketball game was played by the Browning, Montana, and Raymond, Alberta, teams in the Cardston school gymnasium on Saturday evening last. A very hot contest took place, the game being played to a tie, and five minutes extra i wars *MtlM Xor Um jpuxnnaa of finish- ] ing the game. The score was handed down to the Canadians. Not that the Browning team did 'not do splendid work, for their playing was good, and the visitors were welcomed by both Raymond and Cardston friends, the heavy shouting to the contrary, notwithstanding. Mrs. Lillian P. Smith, pianist, gives a free public recital with her pupils in the Tabernacle on April fourth. A high class entertainment will be given. Mr. L. A. Moore and family leave this morning for Grenada, "Shasta Valley, California, where he will make his future home. Mrs. Ann E. Lea-vitt purchased his dwelling at Cards-ton. LAND SALES IN TABER DISTRICT Taber, April -4.-Crop prospects never seemed better than they do at present. Pot holes are all full of water and the ground is thoroughly soaked. Many coal mines hereabouts are running stronger than ever before and the best coal 1b raised to $4.60 per ton. There never seemed such demand for farm land as at present. Throe sales were made in the Fincastle country today and three other farmers were offered $45 and refused. L. J. McKinnon, who has recently returned from Long Beach, California, Went to Battineau, N. D., today. He also had some flattering offers on his Fincastle property. Lars. Nelson from northeast of town has returned from France. He lost a leg. �- Several new tractors have been sold DROPPED DEAD G. S. Wilson, on His Way To Business, Succumbed To Hearf Failure Macleod. April 3.-Mrs. R'. W. Rus-' sell's father, O. S. Wilson, who with his wife has been visiting with their daughter in Macleod during the past month and was in charge of Mr. Russet's jewelry business during the Easter holidays, was on his way to the store -Monday, apparently well, was stricken with heart failure and fell on the street. A doctor was called who took him to the hospital, where on examination the doctor proj nounced him dead. Coroner Grady was notified and decided an inquest was not necessary as the doctor in attendance pronounced death by heart failure. The deceased was 68 years of age, had recently sold out his business and was visiting their children, of whom Mrs. Russell was one and resided in Macleod. A crowded house greeted the ladies of the Methodist church in their character sketch play entitled. "Aunt Susan's Visit." Business is business, and truth and plain every day acts, were well portrayed in Aunt Susan by Mrs. Themlis. All parts were well taken, illustrating the vast amount [fof labor and pafKnce only, the ladles cani and do put into such real acts of real life. The ladies aid will divide fifty-fifty with the Red Cross, so that each treasury will secure a nicp sum to aid jthem in the groat work they are both engaged in. A gentleman living in the country every day for the last week. At this I near Macleod, a farmer who does not rate there will be little unbroken land j allow his name to be published, th's left in the fall. Some farmers east and southeast of Taber expect to have as high, as 2000 acres of flax on new breaking. The irrigation project around Fincastle is now well under way for completion in 1918 and 1919. Many of the new immigrants are experienced irrigators from Idaho, Oregon, Washington, California, Colorado and B.C. RAYMOND (From the Recorder.) The student body of the Knight Academy presented the farce-comedy "The Dear Boy-Graduates," in the school auditorium last Monday night before a fairly large audience. The play which deals with incidents connected with school life was highly amusing and seemed to give great satisfaction to those present. Miss Romney deserves credit for bringing out of the high talent of the pupils. Their many friends in the district will be sorry to learn that Mr. -and Mrs. John Adam have decided to leave Raymond. They are going to Utah and will make their future home there. In leaving Canada Mr. Adams says he has regrets. He has lived here a number of years and has grown to like the people and country but certain conditions make necessary the move. They will probably go next week. A letter recently received from Parley Van Wagoner states that he is now in the Eastern States. Parley it will be remembered is a member of the U.S. -Flying corps and he has been on the move from one training camp to another for a considerable time. The funeral services over the remains of Mrs. W. E. Basham were held in the First Ward Chapel last Tuesday afternoon. J. G. Allred was in week received his checks for selling Victory Bonds, over $200.00 in commission, endorsed these checks and handed them to the Red Cross. This is the true spirit of Patriotism. Another fall of snow, with .�omo frost closed up the month of March, and opened April, thus adding to the moisture which will materially assist in making the great crop of 1918. charge. The music was furnished by the ward choir under the direction of W. C. Stone. During the services Miss Nora Andersoa Mac a sacred musical number. CANADIAN PROMOTIONS London, Apr. 3.-Lieut. G'. P. Thurs-by is gazetted flying officer. The following are gazetted to the Canadian staff: Major W. R. Bertram , Manitoba, General Staff; Major H. I. Balk. Artillery Staff; Captain H. E. Steel, Manitoba, staff captain at headquarters; Chaplain H. McCausland resigns as captain; W. C. Laidlaw, medicals, is promoted to be major. ^_ _RROW Collars FOR SPRING CASCO-2V#��. CVtVZ'V/tln) Insure Your Car Against Accidents by Installing ~ a Bumper- Bring your car in to our garage and let us put one on for you. It will pay for itself many times. BAALIM MOTOR CO. ! HOME OP THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNIOIM BANK HARRY HOI.MAN, Mgr. 08 97 ;