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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Mf,E srx THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HEHAUJ MONDAY, APRIL 8. 1918 -1--lli '-........---si 'Bringing up father- By G. McManus BASEBALL BOXING RACING 1-SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING jTait Got the Championship Easily L-�,- -- -*- jHe Has Taken It Easy Ever Sinpe Local fans didn't shed any tears Saturday when the word got around that Clonie Tail had bit the dust in the eighth round of his bout with Ritchie Mitchell., the' Milwaukee lightweight, and one of the beat in the game. Tait isn't the most popular champ ever known and the fans think he got what was coming to him. Tait fell into the Canadian lightweight championship - fell into it pure and simple. When he beat "Johnny O'Leary by a technical kayo at Medicine Hat last summer O'Leary was done. O'Leary was fat as a hog, 154 pounds, and had ioit all the pep that had made him a battler to be feared when he was at the height of his fame. It was-easy pickings for Tait. ' Tait's course since he won the championship hasn't won him many friends either. He refuses to put himself in the hands of a capable manager, and the result Is that promoters have a hard time talking business to him. All Tait seems to see is that he is Canadian lightweight champ. He thinks that should pull down the money with little effort on his part. Then, he isn't taking care of himself. After the Allison bout � here Tait failed to go the nay of a champion who wanted  to get to the top. Wanderings from the straight and narrow have put better men than Tait down and out before this. The Edmonton youngster has the makings of a pretty fair scrapper, but he will have to change his ways� set to it and learn, and follow the bard route of the real champions before he corers the distance. Probably Ritchie Mitchell's artistically administered lacing will start him on the right road. , LEADER AT SHORT SAYS FULLERTON Baseball Expert Looks Over the Shorrfield Material and Dopes 'Em Out � TO HIS BROTHER TOM Middleweight Champ in Army Up to His Neck in Work at Camp Dodge publicity that always attended every, thing Mike did wouldn't attach itself to Tom for Mike. Now that Mike has ducked the thing and turned Tom loose on the world there may be a different story to tell, for there are many stars of the middle and light heavy division who can kick up sufficient interest for Tom to gei credit. Mike O'-Dowd and Harry Greb are two of the huskies that Tom will have to down before he can ait up and howl that he i� it. TURNED THE TABLES. � Tom Gibbons, the most neglected middleweight or light heavyweight the country knows today, has slipped overnight into the shoes of his more Illustrious brother, Mike, so far as the middleweight championship' is con* oerned. Tom Gibbons has been fighting longer and with more results than many boxers of less real ability who are getting more praise for their efforts. Perhaps the secret" lies in the fact that Tom has absorbed a limelight killing stunt of his brother's-letting his opponents stay, for the most part without bothering his head to try for a knockout. Anyway. Tom lias Mike's sUooja j Chicago, April g.-Jess Willard, and is wearing them. Whether he will champion pugilist who ts just back be unceremoniously yanked out of *rom Bait more, where he held a con-them some of these line days bv one ference with Colonel J. G. Miller, proof the many middleweight and prom-1 moter of the PTPosed fight July 4th Cleveland, April 6.-Due to highly sensational goal tending by Holmes, Toronto turned the tables on the All-Stars last night and won the second game of the series three to one. Holmes made twenty-eight stops. Crawford and Lalonde seconded by Neighbor were the cause of Holmes' activity. They played really good hockey and in order to stop them the Blues bad to settle down and play the same kind of a game! WILLARD STARTS TRAINING. ising light heavies remains to be j seen. Fact is, though, that none of the light heavies nor middles has been able to separate Tom from a victory in many and many a day. Mike's devotion to the army through his connection with it as a boxing instructor at Camp Dodge, Iowa, amounts to almost a mania. Always thorough when he was learning to box and all through his .career as a star of his weight, Mike has gone in for this bayonet stuff with both hands -and feet. He is rated far above most bayonet experts. Mike has tried hard and long to get the public to accept Tommy Gibbons } ? > > > ? OFFERS $75,000 ? FOR WILLARD FIGHT 4 Ogden. Utah, April 6.-An of- Fulton fight scheduled for July > 4, was made today by W. H. *t Dunn and Otto Meek, two Og- the old Gibbons type, but somehow the 4-  ^ :>>< <. Did you Ever Have to Drive Backwards in the Dark? You strain every nerve trying "to discern objects in the inky darkness around you. But, if you are driving a Mitchell it is defferent. You simply turn the headlight* backwards and behold! The roadway is fully lighted and you drive in safety. ijou Motor Parlors Limited THE HOUSE,OF. SERVICE FIFTH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE, ALT A. (By Hugh Fullerton.) There is a saying in baseball that more pennants ere won and lost at shortstop than at any other position on the field. If that be true there is slight indication! that It will apply either in the American or the National league this season, unless pea-chance, the St. Loui3 Cardinals win, in which event the shortstop element probably will be the strongly decisive. Not Up to Standard. The shortstops of the two leagues are not, on the whole, up to the shortstop standard that has prevailed in the major leagues for years. With the single exception of Rogers Hornsby, not one of this last generation is on a par with the older stort-stoppers, and he hp.B yet to prove himself the equal of Wagner. In attack the shortstops are not strong, in defensive work they are good. In studying the dope we find that the grand little veteran, Donie Buah. still heads the American leaguers, due entirely to his increase in swatting power last year, and his usual ability to draw bases on balls- at which he remains the best of them all. He is on bases a greater percentage of times than almost any player in the world and in this respect his figures since he has been \ with Detroit, show well with those of such men as Keeler, Slagle, and others of the old school. St. Louis Unearths Prospect. Cleveland, with Chapman returning to his true form, holds second rank, with the next five closely bunched. They are a clever fielding, but light hitting outfit, and only one-St. Louis -shows much promise of increasing its hitting power. This fellow Gerber, who cut into short in closing stanzas of last season, cracked the American league pitchers for .308, and hit as if they looked soft after what he hail faced in the Association, where he hit .20H. He is a nice looking bail player and ought to improve. Washington, of course, slumps far down1 the list because of "the weakness in attack, no matter who is chosen to play. Lavan, who was secured from the Browns, .probably will be lost, as he is on the edge of military service, if not already In. , Chicago a Problem. The Chicago shortstop problem still is in the air. 1 have figured shortstops as 100 games, Risberg, and 50 games Weaver, which is not quite "as strong as it would be with Weaver there all the season, although if he was there the third base figures would show more than corresponding decrease. If Rowland makes his final decisiion before the final figures are compiled I will be compelled to alter the figures to show the complete team strength. Hornsby Leads National. Roger:s Hornsby, of course, leads the National leaguers 'far and away And at that 1 have had to deduct considerably from his figures to allow for his dissatisfaction-which perhaps, will extend over a considerable portion of the season. How much Hornsby's playing will be affected by the Weeghman assault upon the integrity of the Cardinal team last winter is uncertain, but it is certain that the effect will not be for good. I find that we are going to be compelled to deduct points from the Cardinals at several places in the lineup because of the anger and resentment, of the players on account of the salary cutting which marked the spring. No team, with the exception of the Chicago Cubs was as much hurt by salary cutting as the Cards, have been. In the Chicago case the cuts were not heavy, but the men resented them rribre because of the wholesale 'advertising that the club was willing to spend a quarter of a million dollars for new players. The St. Louis cuts were heavy and some of the players who had good seasons last year and thought they were entitled to ad- vances, were cut as hard as were the others. Kopf Improves. Cincinnati shows additional strength at short. Kopf played good hall last year and hit better'than he does usually, but he is not stroug as a pennant inflelder should be. The addition of Magee helps the Reds a lot. He showed that he can play the infield fairly welt and should improve. Besides that they have Lena Blackburn, who is back fpr his fourth trial in the majors. Blackburn should make a great ball player. He has everything and is a hard working, intelligent fellow. He had hard luck at the start and never has lived it down. His weak leg. which put him back in the minors twice, appears to have strengthened. He had a great year last year, and the faith of the majors GOLFERS TO PLAY Chicago. April 8.-Golf exhibitions by famous amateurs and professionals for the benefit of the Red Cross and other war funds were planned on a large scale recently by representatives of the Western Golf association. The contests will be similar to those play-od last season by Chick Evans, national amateur and open champion, who- almost single handed gathered $50,000 for the Red Cross. With the extended forma! program formulated, it la said that upward of $500,000 will be contributed by golfers to patriotic causes. Club* to Guarantee Expsnats. The plan as adopted with the sanction of President Charles F. Thompson of the Western Golf association, who wired his approval from Passadena, Cal., calls for a series of contests over the course of clubs who will guarantee the collection of a fund suf- n his ability to come back seems to flclent t0 defray expen9es and leave have been restored-at least three! a balance for the local chapter of the Red Cross. At the meeting an offer of $5000 wu made by the Hill Crest club of Kansas City for a Fourth of July exhibition, and several. Chicago clubs filed bids for matchesi 8tar� Volunteer. Among the players who volunteered their services are: Chick Evans, Warren K, Wood, f6rmer western champion; Robert Jones, southern champion, and Perry A. Dair, known as the Atlantic ponies; Kenneth P. Edward.?, runner-up In Ouimet In last year's western amateur champion clubs wanted him and even now one wants to make a trade, which may go through before this is printed. Matty is, well fixed for hifielders now. With Lee Magee added to his infieldiug staff he can brace the weak hitting spots at second and short at any time. Fletcher 'jetting Nervous. Fletcher, of the Giants, is a problem this season. The strain of the games appears to be wearing on his nerves and, from being one of the quietest and easiest natured fellows on the field, he is turning crab and battling the umpires, the opponents and himself. His nerves were too taut in the world serieB and such strain affects the work of any man after a time. However, from present 'indications, there is not much cause for him to worry this season unless MeGraw'B pitchers have a bad slump. Brooklyn, with Ward of the Pirates as an added asset, has a healthier looking shortstop prospect. Ward appears to be a comer and one who had a big chance to improve, whereas Olson is not likely to improve and is not up to standard anyway. Chicago, which is mostly a series of interrogation marks, anyhow, will start with a youngster-Hollocher, who Is one of the highest-touted youngsters that ever came into the big show. That he is a magnificent fielder is beyond doubt. When he was playing with the semi-pros, around St. Louis as a kid lie was tipped to major league clubs as the greatest fielder down that way-and better than the Hoffman boys were at their best.1 He hit .26b' in the Coast league and stole only 33 bases, which does not make him out a speed demon,' by any means. The new shortstop material is not heavyweight, but it is more promising than ais.ua! from the defensive standpoint. ', (From Our Own Correspondent) Champion, April <5.-Geo. Doiiton, of the Home Grain Co., received the first load of grain hauled by the motor truck. The owner of the grain was Homer Howerton and it i was hauled by K. Lloyd. Clarence Davis and wife arrived last week alter spending the winter at Long Beach, Cat. Mrs. Bond and children arrived in town last week , with her sister, Mrs. Hans Rue, after having spent the winter at Portland, Oregon. Billy Laldlaw was a visitor in Leth-bridge last w.eek-end. . Katie Smith spent till Kaster holidays with her mother in Lethbrldge. Frank Smith returned la,st week after spending the winter in California'. Mrs. Smith and family are not expected to return before another month. Carmlchael and Trevithick have sold their business to Walter Williamson, our local station agent. Associated with Mr. Williamson in the business are Geo. Mark, G. P. Smith and How-' ard Smith.  Guy Shaw has rented Dan Ulrlch's place,four mites northeast of town. Good Council. ' ' Your correspondent attended the council meeting last week anfl came away favorably impressed with the city fathers. The ratepayers of following professionals: Jock Hutch inBon, Chicago; James Barnes, western oper. champion, Colorado Springs, and Walter Hagen, former western and national open champion.' GAMES TO THREE Montreal, April il.-Frank Patrick, president, of the Pacific Coast Hockey League and manager of the Vancouver team which rocently played off with Toronto for the world's chani' pionship arriveil in Montreal this morning and will be a visitor here un til Saturday night, when he leaves for home. In speaking of the recent Stanley Cup games, Patrick said that in his opinion the series should be limited to three matches il) place of five, and that the winner of two of the three games should be declared the champions. Regarding the adoption of a uniform set of rules by the Coast league and the National Hockey league, Patrick said that the western association would be willing to adopt a unttfppn set for Stanley Cup matches, but that they would reserve the right to conduct their own league and play under any rules which they considered beneficial to the sport in the west. OF SOCIALIST MEET Hartford. Conn., April 8.-Headed by Colonel Charles W. Burpee, a large delegation of borne guard men,- all' in civilian clothing, marched into Socialist headquarters here yesterday in the midst of a Socialist meeting, took possession' of the ball and held impromptu patriotic and dedicatory services, which included the unfurling of a large United States flag. Colonel Burpee then announced that the hall was now dedicated to the American policy of freedom and liberty and was "consecrated as it has not been since it was opened." ' He called on all Socialists who support the government in the war to stand up. The whole assembly arose. ships; Miss Alext Stirling of Atlanta, j champion~�re to be commended in national woman champion, and the p|acing into office such an able trio of business men. These men while in office mean to do things with the highest interests of the town and community always In viow, and we can rest assured of this fact that the money this tear will be spent with discretion and for the benefit of the citizens of Champion apd community. Uev. Haddon and wife are delegates to the Sunday school convention in Calgary this week. Champion visitors to Calgary over Easter holidays were: D. C. Moon, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Cook. W. M. Pearce, Miss Burdette, Miss McLaughlin, Miss Clohessey, Miss Casey, Mr. Steffenson. Mr. Miller, Mr. Allum and Mr. and Mrs. Jopling-sen. Neil McLain has sold his land near Lamond to Guy Stanish. Nell exepcts to farm his brother's place near the dam 13 miles east of town. Walter, Jones returned Sunday morning from California where he has spent the winter. Martin Clever arrived Saturday from Iowa. Mr. Clever reportB having been on the road since March fi, held up on the line 'on account ot some embargo on cattle. Jake Schrum has recently returned from Michigan where he has spent the winter. Jake has bought a fine residence in Flint, Mich., but prefers Alberta. R. H. White of Calgary is now a member of the Hallidsiy & Co. staff. Mrs. Pike was on the sick list last week. \ I Mrs. W. E. Wilson of Calgary is vis iting her parents, Mr. nnd Mrs. Pike this week. The Easter Bervlce last Sunday TABER The McLean Highlanders (Sir Sam's Own), of Canada, have just left their camp at Seaford, near Newhaven. Every niair either bears the name of MaeLcan or is related to tho MacLean clan. Kvery state in the United States and every province in Canada has contributed one of more men. It was the first British' force to be recruited in the United States under tho orders of the American government and the voluntarily recruited in Canada (Prom the Times) A moat successful meeting of the farmers was held on Saturday night last in the Unionist Club Room for the purpose of organizing local U. V. A. Officers were elected for the year, viz.: S. A. Ayers, president; T. E. Henderson, Vice-preBident; J. A. Ross, Secretary-Treasurer; Directors, Geo. Birch Nelson Blue, H. H. Schmidt. II. F. Amiable, E. B. Tainter, Fred Ellis, John Bell. G. T. Bates, who recently sold his farm southeast of town, has accepted a position as stock buyer with the P. Burns Co.. and will remove to Calgary on May 1st. Mr. and Mrs. Bates were among the first to settle in Taber, and their removal to Calgary will be greatly regretted by a large number of friends. F. E. Ellwood, who has been spending the winter in New York, returned to Taber this week to resume his farming operatlones. Mrs. EUwoqd and.family will arrive in a couple of weeks. , Gunner and Mrs. Bert Hackett who have returned from overseas are visiting relations in Taber. Gunner.Hackett is a .former resident of Taber. He enlisted and went .overseas with the 39th Battery from Lethbrldge. -----�--r Near Acadia, Neb., there lives a Play," illustrated with 60 beautiful slides. School Contest. The Sunday school contest closed last Sunday. The Blues won. The Itods will banquet the winning side Friday evening. All interested in Sunday sriiool work are Invited. The next meeting of the Women's Institute will be held in the rest rooms on Wednesday afternoon. May 10. A cordial invitation is extended to all the ladles of town and community. Most of the farmers' in the Champion district have started seeding this week. Red Cross Notes. Results of Champion Red Cross drive: Life members- W. Carmlchael, Frank Cooper, Mrs. F. Cooper, Mona Cooper. Percy Watson, Mrs. P. Watson, A. \V. Jopling, J. Aiken, E. F. Crawford, Nile St. Peter, Mrs. N. St. Peter. "Active members-Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Stoddard, Mr. and Mrs. M. Moffat.'. Mr. and Mrp. Geo. Edwards. Rev. Haddon and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Mark, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mills, Mrs. F. Sissors, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Harper. Geneve Harper, D. C. Moore, Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Jopling, Mr. and Mrs. J. McGregor. W% F. Murchison, Miss E. Sinclair, Mr. and Mrs. Kydd, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Roberts, J. CBrson, Mrs. Beaubier, Mrs. Jordan, Mr. and Mrs. Blackey, Mr. and Mrs. Raclier, Mr. and Mrs. Falder, Mr. and Mrs. J. Archibald, Jessie Archibald, James Archibald, Miss Wilde, Mr. and Mrs. Putzy, Mr, and Mrs. W. E. Fry, G. E. Votcey and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Bach, Mr. Armstrong, H. M. Durkee and wife, Stanley Durkee, Mrs. Shaw, Mr. and Mrs. J. McDougall, Mrs. Lobban, P. M. Maynard, Mrs. Sutton, Miss Holmes, Mr. Livingstone. Associate members-K. Sisson, Mrs. H. Ther-rlault, Mrs. E. G. Huntington. Self sacrifice boxes for Prisoners of War fund-H. M. Durkee and family $1.30, H. H. Haddon and family $1.30, J. F. Harper and family $6.08. The Red Cross entertainment last Thursday evening was a rare treat. Rev. Marsh of Coalhurst supplied us with a fund of interesting and valuable information. More workers and supplies was the keynote of his address. The 75 slides picturing the Red Cross in active service were excellent. In future the church will be. used for Red Cross work. Open every day in the week. ��'' Financeis- Cash In bank Dec. 1, 3917...* 37.34 Total money received from Dec. 1, 1917 to April 1, 1918 1377.88 Money sent to Prov. branch.. 305.00 Total expenditure for supplies 288.87 Cash on hand................ 821.35 Another $500 will be sent to headquarters at Calgary this week. 620 garments havn been sent to headquarters' at Calgary since Dec. 1, li)17. Sewing session for the girls of town and community Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Harper, t The regular sewing meeting/will be held at the home of Mrs.. J. Harper Friday afternoon this week. All ladies cordially Invited. HUNS RAIDED AMERICANS. evenfng was very well attended") The sermon was most appropriate. The choir is to be commended on the splendid Easter music. Next Sunday-JRev. Haddon will speak on the theme "Planting or Storing One's Life-Which?" Sunday, April 14th. "The Passion With the American Army In France, April li.-The Germans attempted a raid this morning on the American positions northwest of Toul, following a violent artillery preparation. They were driven oft by the American artillery and machine guii fire with comparatively heavy casualties, leaving two prisoners in the hands of the Americans,. TURKS CLAIM VICTORY. London, April C.-Advices from Amsterdam say that the Turkish official statement of Thursday reports that the British forces east of the Jordan were completely defeated after suffering heavy casualties. man named Thomas Morris, who is the oldest man in the States and believed to be the oldest in the world. lie was born in Scotland and came to America when "old." He is 124 years of age, having been born In Berren, Scotland, on January 15, 1794, and when last I over 100 years old took a rod and line 1 aud went off for. a day's J, " DIAMOND TIRES MADE OF VELVET RUBBER All Sizes for All Cars BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET 1 BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOI.MAN, Mgr. t ;