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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta �M�E SIX. SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 1918 i 1 BASEBALL BOXING RACING 1-SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING I Calgary Sport Scribe Puts Basketballers in the Same Class as Pro. Ball Players .s .> .> > n 'he uation. and that is a complete rein-basis of one delegate for every L'OO statement of all athletes, an eduea- unioh's refusal to consider the rein- i . ^ statement of such fellows as Baxter, i * . . - ^ . . Lepper. Hoar, and others. Mid that | +  the Union has no powers. In the i ' past these matters have been referred to the holy of holies in Toronto and losl? forever. The union has the power in reality. Davies and a few others were quietly let down a year or so ago.after months of writing and working. Pros and amateurs were allowed to mix in the S.P.A. League, while the union winked its eye under an "agreement." A league thrived in,Medicine Hat in 1016 with amateurs being daily contaminated by pros, and when the local ball players | refused to play against the pros, in the Inter-city contests, and asked for their amateur cards, the managers and players of the Hatters looked in open-mouthed wonder and demanded the meaning of an amateur card, of which they aad seemingly never heard.and yet the Medicine Hat governor of the union accompanied the team. An Edmouton basketball team, right from the fountain-head itself, comes south on a barnstorming trip, plays in Calgary" and through the south, meeting teams with ancestries black enough to condemn them to everlasting" professional perdition, and yet the only team which haB amateur card6 on that trip was the Calgary team. The amateur rules have been rigorously enforced in Calgary, and much of the dissatisfaction has arisen from the fact that Calgary has been the only place enforcing them. Tho Albertan makes no plea for wide-open sport. It believes, however, that amateur sport will be served best by a complete reorganization of the union with direct representation of the athletes upon itt and in control of it. It believes that'there is only one solution to the present sit- members up to GOO members. : tional campaign through the papers On this basis, the Senior Hockey on the amateur rules, an organization League would have one member, the ; of the small centres as well as the Senior Baseball League would have j large, and an energetic and construc-one member, but the Y.M.C.A. would; tive policy of encouragement of have three members. Now the j sports both rural and urban, in keep- Y. M. C. A. has in all its memberships hut one active team, its basketball team, and yet that one team has for all practical purposes, three delegates on the Amateur Athletic Union. Similar conditions would be existent in Edmonton, while the University of Alberta would also have three mem-ben. Far be it from us to leave any un- ing with the greater production campaign. The Albertan also believes, as do also the Calgary athletic bodies, that with President Edwards heading up such a policy, there is no limit to the direct and definite possibilities of the united front presented by the athletes, being a factor to be used in very specific and divergent ways of fair inference regarding the unsel- winning the war. iThe Cooling System of the 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 ttje thermo-syphon principle o that, in case the pump becomes damaged, the car will not overheat If driven carefully. Bijou Motor Parlors Limited New Westminster. April fi.-Old time lacrosse players in New-Westminster will join eagerly in any bona fide attempt that is made on the Pacific Coast this year to revive the grand old game of lacrosse. They are prepared to forget past differences and rivalries and join with Con Jones or anyone else who endeavors to restore this national game. But it must be amateur sport, for since war broke out professionalism in sport has been dead in the Royal City. Further, it must be a movement for the good of the game alone and not for the private profit of any individual or group of pro-motors. "I would like to see lacrosse revived j in an amateur way." said Mayor! A. W. Gray, "and will do all all I can to help it along. Professional lacrosse is out of the question and 1 do not think the public would support it, even if attempted during wartime. Lacrosse is a fine game for the young boys who are growing up, but it costs money to play it. I would not be a party to any revival of the game with the object of private gain for anyone. We have just as good lacrosse material here as when wo won the Minto and Mann C'up3, only it is undeveloped." The financial aspect of the situation was the greatest trouble of Herb Ryall, who. by the way, wag treasurer of the Minto Cup holders. "To start amateur lacrosse or baseball in New Westminster," he said, "would require the employment of a suitable man who would give his time and attention to building up the game, caring for cluhrooms and equipment and arousing interest, among the young fellows. Such a man would have to be paid and the only way this could be done would be for the business men of the city to dip into their pockets and make a donation for the good of the game. I invested $300 in Victory Bonds for use in providing equipment to defend the Minto Cup after the war is over. But 1 realize that the playing material must be developed in the meantime. I am strong for any real attempt to revive lacrosse." Just a little more than a week now and the "Play Ball" sign will be hung out by the big leagues.. Which has started the fans of Sunny Southern Alberta thinking again. The last snow storm put a crimp in the early talk, but the hot-stove league has given way to the real stuff. Lethbridge is in'about the same position as ever with regard to ball tiiis year. No one knows just what may turn up. But we will know after April 13th. On that date there will be a meeting in Vulcan to discuss the outlook. The Vulcan secretary has just sent out the following notice: "A meeting will be held at Vulcan on the 13th instant at five o'clock p.m. for the purpose of making all the necessary arrangements, and for drawing a schedule for the proposed base ball league to consist of: Carmangay, Champion, Lethbridge, Lomond, Stavely and Vulcan. "We shall be glad if you will have your representatives here on that day without fail." If the plan hinted at in the notice goes through it means semi-pro. ball. Just whether Lethbridge will get in and get its feet wet on a semi-pro proposition remains to be seen. It is up to the enthusiasts to call a meeting" before a week from Saturday to decide so that the other teams mentioned may know where Lethbridge stands. PHILLIES GET HURLER. One Golfer's Rise THE HOU8E OF SERVICE FIFTH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. St. Louis, Mo., April 5.-Milton Wat-sou, pitcher for the St. Louis Nationals has been traded to the Philadelphia Nationals for Niehoff, according to an announcement today by President Branch Rickey of the St. Louis club. HOCKEY CHAMPS TRIMMED. Cleveland, April 5.-TWe Toronto Stanley Cup holders were defeated here last night by the All^Stars, fiv.:i to four, in the first of a series of three games, but the great winter sport as Htaged by the professionals was lacking in combination in comparison with the great contests by the amateurs witnessed here this season. (By "Chick" Evans.) About three years ago this winter I noticed an extra-enthusiastic and t hard working golfer at the indoor golf school. I was told that he went there regularly and was working at the game in an earnest and intelligent manner. He apparently was one of those who never goes into anything except to do it well. I do not know how long he had been playing before I met him, but lie was so energetic and thoughtful about his work at the golf school that it was impossible not to notice it; He missed no opportunities to improve, and when any of the long-time golfers who had made their reputation came in to play lie was very observant, of their game and asked many questions. The following summer 1 saw and heard little of him, because 1 did not play at his club, but in an open tournament he defeated some of our best players and won the final. I was much pleased with his victory, because I knew he had worked at the game indoors. The second winter I again saw him at the golf school and he was still working away and with a much improved swing. 1 learned that he practiced every noon hour, and right here it is as well to state that he is in business and is noted for his close application to it. All that winter he kept steadily on at liis game and did not seem to bother whether he could see improvement or not. II. is my belief that golf improvement is for a long time invisible. His scores improved however, and his summer was spent steadily going ahead, so that by the time winter rolled around again he was entitled to consider himself a real golfer. One day I had some business with this golfer, and after the business was concluded our conversation naturally drifter, to golf. I learned considerable about the road he was travelling, and it looked not unlike the one 1 had come over; only, owing to an older and better brain, lie had made fewer mistakes on the tvayr although, he too, had frequently retraced his steps. (From Our Own Correspondent) Magrath April 5.-The regular meeting of the town council convened on Wednesday evening. Letters in reference re sale of Crane & Cassidy Electric company's plant were discussed, and the town has consented to the sale of said plant. The proposition of buying the weigh scales from the Magrath Trading Co., and moving them north of the town hall was referred to works and property committee for full particulars. The following made application for position as water master: D. R. Former. H. C. Anderson, Adolphson Arn-fast, A. Bone, A. Carter and Geo. Bab-cock. Ballots were cast and resulted in the choice of Geo. Babcock as water master for 191S. The drafting of a new bylaw re loafing and loitering in restaurants, etc., was discussed and considered and instructions given the attorney i for consideration. The works and property committee! will arrange for feed and care of town team recently purchased by the town. The building of the proposed .new C.P.R. depot was discussed. The secretary-treasurer was instructed to write the Ellison Milling Co. re securing an extension of 1st West over their property. The mayor was appointed' to wait on C.P.R. officials re location of depot on 1st street west, providing Ellison Milling Co. will give roadway on 1st street west. Give Their Commission. The first of the week the canvassers of the Victory Loan committee met at the home of 'R. W. Bradshaw to discuss matters and the main feature was the turning over of the canvassers' commission for selling Victory bonds, amounting to $007.00, to the Red Cross. This is a good turn and (Bne worthy.of mention, the' largest amount belonging to one man, Mr. F. W. Karren, was $260, the other cheques ranged from $200 to $2.50. The members of this committee and those who turned over their cheques to the Red Cross were: F. W. Karren, Benj. Matkin. D. Fowler, A. Briggs, J. O.' Bridge, John H. Bridge, Amos Peterson. E. Herringer and L. Fell-gar. On Monday afternoon a number of ladies met at the home of Mrs. Mat-kin to do honor to Magrath's oldest "Lady Grandma Critchfield. The occasion of note was her 80th birthday. A good time was enjoyed-' by all present. Luncheon was served during the afternoon. Among those who took advantage of the rates to Utah were: Mr. O. A. Woolley and daughter Alice. Mrs. J. A. Ririe, Miss Hazel Ririe, Mrs. Milton Gibb, Mr. J. B. Ririe and others. Mrs., John J. Gibb was pleasantly surprised on Wednesday afteruoon by a number of her friends when they motored to her home in the suburbs of Magrath to wish ber many happy returns of her birthday. Mr. .1. II. Turner spent a few days in Calgary this week. Mr. Joe (Jondik has been in town a few days this week settling up his affairs before leaving with his regiment for overseas. Mr. Ray Anderson returned this week from Calgary whore he received li is exemption from the army. .Mrs. Andrew Rasmussen has returned from Edmonton after spending some time with her daughter, Mrs. Matheson. A very good .Easter entertainment was given in the Presbyterian church on Sunday evening. L Among other things, lie told me he had a net in his attic aijd played all 'winter. He discussed the difficulty of inashie play, and spoke casually of early morning and late night practice. The marvelous part of this systematic devotion to a sport is the fact that sportsman is married and his daughters are in college. Early and late he swung his clubs and studied the various angles of the game, and often I saw him in galleries of big matches and I knew he was studying the shots of the famous players. It was this keeping everlastingly at it. that interested me so much. A few months ago this indefatigable student of the game achieved a wonderful golfing feat-he went around the Exmoor course at Chicago in 34- 36. 07. This H7 is a record for the course, and anyone who has ever played at Exmoor knows what It means. The man who made this extraordinary round is Mr. E. L. Smith, champion of a Chicago local club, i There is a moral attached to this little sketch. It ought to mean encouragement to the hard worked, and enlightenment- to the beginner who expected to find himself a finished golfer at the end of a. twelve month. No matter what one's natural aptitude for the game may be, he will find the road to championships long and difficult, but in golf, as in other and graver things, uurasvtMlico has its re ward. Washington, Apr. 5. - Norway's steamship losses through German submarine ruthlessnesB and other war operations continue to grow. During March, nineteen ships of 34,994 tons were lost, according to cablegrams made public today by the Norwegian legation here. During the month 44 seamen lost their lives .while 20 more men are missing. The total value of Norway's shipping losses for March in round figures is almost $10,000,000. With the March sinkings Norway's losses since the beginning of the war amount to 745 vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of 1,101,815, valued at $330,000,000. In addition 53 vessels are missing, two-thirds of which are sot down as war losses. Norwegian BRAVE CHAPLAIN London. Apr. si.- The death in action at the front of Rev. G. R. Croche-tiers, a French Canadian priest from the dipcese of Nicolet, Que., who had been serving as a chaplain with the Canadian corps, is reported in a despatch to the Canadian Chaplaincy Ser-vico here. The deceased had been in France for the past eight months and had performed magnificent work, constantly laying himself open to danger by hiB devotion to duty and to the comfort and succor of the soldiers .under his care. He was killed on the Arras front. MASSACRE OF JEWS New York. N. Y., April 5.-Confirmation of the reported massacre of Jews in Turkestan and the Ukraine was received today by the provisional Zionist committee in this city from its correspondents in Petrograd and Copenhagen. seamen to the number of 986 have lost their lives in the sinkings while on the 53 missing vessels there were 700 men. BobLodg Union-Made Overalls Shirts and Gloves Kntwn from Coatt la Cmtt DIAMOND TIRES MADE OF VELVET RUBBER All Sizes for All Cars BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mgr. 4 ;