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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SIX. THE LETHBR1DGB DAILY HERALD SATTRDAY. APRIL 6. 1018 BRINGING UP FATHER' By G. McM anus hSPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING Calgary Sport Scribe Puts Basketballers in the Same Class as Pro. Ball Players 1 ? *!>*�:>�>>> ?>*�: * > EIGHT TEAMS IN > THE INTERNATIONAL Calgary sport scribes are still in the \ throe* of an ill-conceived fit over the ; professionalism of the Lethbridge | basketball team To read the sob- ! stuff being poured into the ears of the ; fans up that way one could almost | weep for poor old tow town It Is ; impossible for the Calgary scribes to I understand why the Dunsworths of ' the lethbridge Basketball Tlub ' should be given amateur cards when I Freddie Lepper and Andy Baxter are refused. They refuse to se� any  difference between the crime of the ' lethbridge boys, who on a holiday | athletic meet were given prise money j and the slight obstruction in .he case i of Lepper and Baxter, both of whom have been professional bail plavers not "on the side." but out-and-out > pros who made their living out of their ability to hold a place on recog- i nixed professional ball clubs. Com-1 paring the cases makes one laugli , at the Calgary scribes' peunle ef- j forts. Here is the Alhertan's latest , wail. Joe Price himself being res- j ponsible: | President Muir Edwards' Magna! Diarta of the A. A. V, which was given publicity a few days ago. pro-, raises to be a splendid bit of diplo-1 matic camouflage, according to local ' athletic leaders who have been ana-' lyitng the overtures held out by the 1 Bdmonttm man for the loyalty of; Calgary athletes to the Amateur | Athletic Union Apart from the inconsistency of the actions of the I'nion itself in the. past week, when it whitewashed the! l.ethbridge quintet* which played j everyone and anyone in utter defiance , of the amateur rules during the period : of the facious "ban, 'and refused in the same breath any reprieve for j Calgary athletes who bad sinned against the amateur laws in the me- j dieval ages, and who have since done , penance by only participating in' games . the whole gross proceeds of which were devoted to patriotic pur-j�ote�, and who have spent no little tine in fostering Juvenile sport, apart from this entirely.the points in' the constitution emphasized by Mr. ; Edwards, simply leave the whole i powers of the A.A.lT..not with the athletes or their representatives, but i with a hand-picked few. as of yore . Pof instance, a league of five clubs ! or under is entitled to one delegate { on the I'nion. or a league of over ten > clubs, three delegates. Athletic clubs are entitled to representation on, the balls of one delegate for every imiu members up to tiOU members On this basis, the Senior Hockey ' League would have one member, the Senior Baseball League would have one member, but the Y.M C.A would! have three members Now the; Y. If. C. A. has in all its memberships j but one active team, its basketball team, and yet tliar one team lias for all practical purposes, three delegates, on the Amateur Athletic I'nion. Similar conditions would be existent in Edmonton, while the 1'imersiiy of Alberta would also have three members Far be It from uk to leave any unfair inference regurdlng the unsel- fish attitude of the V M C A '* actions and Influence. Tiie organizations has stood for the best in athletics and has done much to foster all that is best in sport, but with the chaotic ami unsatisfactory conditions of iith-letics in Alberta at present existing, the actiTe leagues, representative of the players, should be directly represented on the athletic union, and the present basts of representation is not an equitable, nor a fair one Before Calgary athletea can endorse it. changes must be made. President Edwards, in defence of the union's refusal to consider the reinstatement of such fellows as Baxter. Lepper. Hoar, and others. Mid tha' the I'nion has no powers. In the past these matters have been referred to the holy of holies in Toronto and lost* 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 SPA. League, while the union winked its eye under an "agreement ." A league thrived in Medicine Hat in l*'li> with unia-tenrs being daily contaminated by pros, and when tlie local ball players refused to play against the pros, in the Intercity contests, and asked for their amateur cards. th-� managers and players of the Hatters looked in open-mouthed wonder ami demanded the meaning of an amateur card, of which they Had seemingly never heard.and yet the Medicine Hat governor of the ur.ion accompanied the team. An EdmcMton 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 has amateur cards 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 tact that Calgary has been the only place enforcing them. The Albertan makes no plea for wide-open sport. It believes, however, that amateur sport will be served best by a complete reorganlza tion of the union with direct representation of the athletes upon it. and in control of it. It believes that there is only one solution to the present Kit -ua'ion. and that is a complete reinstatement of all athletes, an educational campaign through the papers on the amateur rules, an organization of the small ten'res as well as the large, and an energetic and constructive policy of encouragement of sports both rural and urban, in keeping 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 winning the war. New Vnrk. Apr. 4-The new  International league of eight  baseball clubs with c'a-s AA  rating in the National Asso-  ciation of Professional i'ase ball clubs was made a certain- s> ty at a meeting held here to- s> night The are Toronto. Buffalo. Uoch-  ester. Syracuse, itinguamlon. H> Baltimore. Jersey City and  Newark and a manager, either player or  nonplaye:-. T BASEBALL LEAGUE Representatives of Six Clubs To Meet April l.tth-Will Lethbridge lk in? week from Calgary where be received i his exemption from the army. Mrs \nilrcw liasiiiiisscii has return ; ed from Kdniontoii after spending \ some time with her daughter, Mrs j Mntlieson I A verv good 'Taster entertainment \ was given in the Presbyterian church ' on Sunday evening j The Cooling System of the MITCHELL I* a* nearly ideal aa it is possible to be. The radiator is th� cellular type, strongly built, and firmly bolted to the tram* to prevent damage from road shocks. The water la circulated by means of a water pump; but at the same time it is combined with tha thermo-ayphon principle so that, in case the pump become* damaged,.the car will not overheat If driven carefully. LACROSSE AGAIN AT THE COAST New- Westminster. April Old tune lacrosse pl,i\ers in New Westminster will join eagerly in any bona fiiie 3tt"m:>' 'hi:' i- mad" on the Pacific Coast this year to revive the grand old game of lacrosse. Thev are prepared to loiget past differences and rivalries and join with Con .'ones or anyone else who endeavors to resture this national game Mut 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 lacros-e revived, in an amaieur way." said Mayor A. YV. Gray, and will do all all I tan to help it nlong. Professional lacrosse is out of the question and I do not think the public would support il. even if attempted during wartime. Lacrosse is a tine game for the young boys who are growing up. hut 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 we won the Minto and Mann Cups, only it is undeveloped " The financial aspect of the situation was the greatest trouble of Herb Kyall, who. hy tiie way, was treasurer of the Mlnto Cup holders "To start amateur lacrosse or baseball in New Westminster," be said, "would require the employment of a suitable man who would give his time and attention to building up the game, caring lor elubrooms and equipment aud arousing interest among Die young fellows Such a man would have to be paid and the only way this could be done would be lor the business men of the city to dip into their pockets and make a donation for the good of the game. I invested $;;0u 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 th� meantime. I am strong for any real attempt to revive lacrosse." .lust a little more than a week  now and the "Play Hall" sign ' will be hung out by the big league- Which lias started the fans of Sunny Southern Alberta thinking again The last snow storm put a crimp in tiie early talk, but the hotstove league has given way to ih-' real stuff. Lethbridge is in"ah >ut the same position as ever with regard to ball this year. No one knows just what may turn up. But we will know after April lhth. 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 liltli 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: t'anuangay, champion. Lethbridge. Iximond, Stavely and Vulcan. "We shall be glad if you will have your representatives here on that day without tail." If the plan hinted at in the notice goes through it means semi-pro ball. .lust whether Lethbridge will get in and get its feet wet on a semi-pro proposition remains to be seen, if 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. One Golfer's Rise PHILLIES GET HURLER. St. Ixiuis. Mo , April 5.- Milton Wat-sou, pitcher for the St. Louis Nationals has been traded to the Philadelphia Nationals for Nlehoff, according to an announcement today by President Branch ltlckey of the St. Louis club HOCKEY CHAMPS TRIMMED. Bij ou THE HOUSE 6� SERVICE FIFTN STREET SOUTH ... LETHERIDOE. ALT A, Oleveland, April !i.-Tile Toronto Stanley Cup holders were defeated , here last night by the All-Stars, five j to lour, in the first ot a aeries or tlirap games, but fee (real winter sport as staged hy the professionals was lacking in combination in comparison with the great contests by the amateurs witnessed hero this seasou. (By "Chick" Evans.) About three years ago this winter 1 noticed an extra-enthusiastic and hard working golfer :ct the indoor golf school. 1 was lold thai he went there regularly and was working at the game in an earnest and intelligent manner. He apparently was one of those wl:o never goes Into anything except to do it well. I do not know-how long he had In en playing before i met him, but he was bo energetic and thoughtful about hhi 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 reputatlou came in to play he was very observant of inelr game and asked many questions The following summer 1 saw and heard little of him, because I did not play at his club, but in sin open tournament he defeated some of our best players and won tin thud. 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 dose application to it. All that winter he kept steadily on at his game and did not seem to bother whether he could see improvement or not It 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 lie was I ravelling, and it looked not unlike the one 1 had come over; only, owing to an older aud better brain, he had made fewer mistakes on the i rrr �Utinsjsjri he too, had frequently retraced his stops. .-The regular meeting of the town council convened on Wednesday evening. Letters in reference re sale of Crane ft 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 j position as water master: I). R. For-' mer. H. C. Anderson, Adolphson Arn-fast. A. Bone. A. Carter and tleo. Bab-cock. Uallots were cast and resulted in the choice of (ieo Babcock as water master for 191S. riie drafting of a new bylaw re loafing and loitering in restaurants, etc., was discussed and considered and Instructions given the attorney for consideration. The works and properly commit teo will arrange for feed and care of town team recently purchased by the town. The building of the proposed now CP.It. depot was discussed. The secretary-treasurer was instructed to write the Kllison Milling Co. re securing an extension of 1st Weal over their properly. The mayor was appointed to wait on CPU. officials r-j location of depot on 1st street west, providing Kllison Milling Co. will glvo roadway ou 1st street west. Give Their Commission. The flrr,t of the week the canvassers of the Victory Loan committee met at the home of K. W. liradshaw to discuss matters and the main feature was the turning over of the canvassers' commission for selling Victory bonds, amounting to $ihi? .".o, to the Red Cross. This is a good turn and �ne worthy of mention, the largest amount belonging to one man, Mr, F, W Karreu. was $260, the other cheques ranged from 1200 to $2.50. The members of this committee and those who turned over their cheques to the Red CroBs were: F. \V. Karren, Benj. Matkln. D. Fowler, A. Briggs, .1 i O. Bridge. John H. Bridge, Amosj Peterson. K. Ilerrlnger and L. Fell- j gar. | On Monday afternoon a number of ladies met at the home of Mrs. Mat-kin to do honor to Magrath s oldest "Lady (i rand ma Critcbfleld. 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 look advantage ot the rates to I'tah were: Mr. O. A. Wool ley and daughter Alice. Mrs. .1. A. Hirie. Miss Hazel Rirle, Mrs. Milton Ulbb. Mr. I. B. Hirie and others. Mrs., John J. (ilbb was pleasantly surprised on Wednesday afternoon 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. H. Turner spent a few days in Calgary this week. Mr. Joe (loudlk has been in town a few days this week settling up his affairs before leaving with his regiment for overseas. Mr. Hay Auderson returned this L Washington. Apr. .Y -- Norway's steamship losses through Ccruian submarine ruthlessness and other war op- j erations continue to grow. during ' March, nineteen ships of IM.WM tons | wore lost, according to cablegrams I made public-, today by the Norwegian legation here. During the month 44 seamen lost their lives .while 2n more men are missing The total value of Norway's shipping losses for March iu round figures is almost fln.uou.oOo. With the March sinkings Norway's losses since the beginning of the war amount to 74a vessels, with an aggregate tonnage of 1,101,SI.", valued at ).';:,omi. In addition ."ill vessels are missing, two-thirds of which are set down as war losses. Norwegian F QUEBEC KILLED IN ACTION I/ondon. Apr .V -The death in action hi the front of Hev (!. H. Crorhe-tlers, a French Canadian priest from the diocese of Nlcolet, Que , who had been serving as a chaplain with the Canadian corps. Is reported In a despatch to the Canadian Chaplaincy Service here. The deceased had been In France for the past eight months and had performed magnificent work, constantly laying himself open to danger by his devotion to duty and to the comfort and succor of the soldiers tinder his care lie was killed on the Arras front. MASSACRE OF JEWS New York. N. Y. April 5.--Confirmation of the reported massacre of Jews in Turkestun and the Ckraiue was received today by the provisional Zionist committee in this city from Its correspondents in Petrograd and Copenhagen. seamen to the number of 08G have lost their lives in the sinkings while on the ,V: missing vessels there were Tdtt men. Amo^g other things, lie told me he had a net In his attic and played all winter. He discussed the difficulty of masliie play, and spoke casually of early morning and late night practice. The marvelous part of this systematic devotion to u 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 I game, and often I saw him In galleries of big mutches and I knew he was Btu'lytng 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 Kxmoor course, at Chicago in 34- iitj. UT. This i'i7 Is a record for the course, and anyone who has ever played ut Kxmoor knows what It means. The man who made thltc extraordinary round is Mr. K. L. Smith, champion of a Chicago local club. . There Is a moral attached to this little sketch. It ought to mean encouragement to the hard worked, and enlightenment to the beginner who xpected to find himself a finished polfer at the and of a, twelve month. Ko matter what oss's natural aptl Jude for '.he game may be, he will Ind the road to championships long 2nd difficult, but In golf, as in other nd graver things, {MtfaWSBStKe has its rewarq, BobLobg Union-Made Overalls Shirts and Gloves Kutwn from C-*t Im C'mM DIAMOND TIRES MADE OF VELVET RUBBER All Sizes for All Cars BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET SACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mgn ?1428469 ;