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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - April 8, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SV.K SIX THE LIiTllBnmr.E DAILY HRHAUJ MONDAY, APRIL �. 10l� BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWUNG Tait Got the Championship Easily le Has Taken It Easy Ever Sin/ce Vocal fans tliJn t �he(l any Mara Saturday when thp word cot aroiiml that ("lonie Tail had bit the dual in th� eighth round of hU bout with Ritchie Mitchall. th� Mllwankea llchtwelcht. and on� of tha baat In the game Tait iaa't the most popular chanp ever knimn and tha tana think be gat what was coming to him. Tait fell Into the Canadian lightweight championthlp - fell Into U pure and simple. When he b��t Johooy O'lvcary by a terb-nical kayo at Medicine Hat last aummer O'Leary was done. O'Laary was fat as a hog. 154 pooads, Md bad iost all the p�p that had made him a battler tu b� feared when lie was at the balght o( his fame. It was easy ptcklBga tor Tatt. Tail's course since he won th� rhamplonship hasn'r won htm many friends either. He refusaa to put himtelf In the hands of a rapable nianagpr. and ihp result l.� that promoiprs have a hard time talking business to him .^11 Tait seems to see i4 that he Is Canadlsn lightweight rhamp. He thinks that shimUl pull diiwn the raon�y with llttio effort on hla part. Then, he isn t taking care of hlnaeif. After the Alllaon bout here Tait failed to go the way of a champion who wanted to get (o the top. Wanderings from the straigbi and narrow have put better men than Tait down and out b�rore thif The Edmonton youngster has the makings of a pretty fair scrap per. but he will have to change his ways, aet to it and learn, and follow the bard route of tbe real champions before he coTera the diatance Probably Ritchie MIt choU 8 artinclcat'y administered lacing will (tart him on the right road. HORNSBY IS THE LEADER Al SHORT SAYS FULLERION Bas�ball Exp�rt Looks Over the Shortfield Material and Dopes 'Em Out (HONS HANDS TITLE TO HIS BROTHER TOM Middicweight Champ in Army Up to His Neck in Work at Camp Dodge Tom Gibbona, the moat neglected Widdlewaight or light taeavywelffct the eoantr>- knows today, has slipped OTarntgbt Into tbe shoes of his mure tlluatrioua brother. Mike, so far as tbe Mlddlaweigbt championship Is eoa> �miad. Tom Gibbons has bean fighting longer aod with more resuUs tban many koitra of laaa real ability who ara lattlag more praise for their efforts. ^artaPf tbe secret lias In the (art tbat Tom baa abaorbed a limellKht UUtng atuBt of bis brother's-letting Ilia *  FOR WILI^RO FIGHT. �  - *  Ogdan. Utah, April 6 -An of-  > fer of ITtOOO 'or the Willard-   Fulton fight achoduled for July �  4, was mt'a today by W. II   Dunn and Otto Meek, two Og- 4 ^ den men. Tba offer was wired   J. C. Millar. Willard> manager.   � i Did you Ever Have to Drive I ^ Backwards in the Dark? You ttrain every nerve trying 'to discern objec^ts in the inky ckrkness around you. at, tf you ara drivlug a Mitchell it is defferent Vou Bimply tarn tka baadlichta baekwarda and behold! The roudvray is fully Mihta^ mad you drWa la aafaty. IKiou Motor Parlors Limited llMrM WMfif tOUTN ... kBTHBRIDQI. AkTi^ I By Hugh PuUerton t Thero is a sayirg in baseball that more peunant!>aKues for years With the sin-Kle exioption of Roger* Hornsby. not one of tliis las^ K'nerat'on is on a par with the older !n bases a greater per-(entage of times than almost any V)layt:r in the world and in this respect his figures since he has been with Detroit, show well with those of Buoh men a.s Kceler, Blagie. and otiiera of the old school. St. Leuia Unearths Prospect. Cleveland, with Chapman returning to his true form, holds second rank, witli the next five closely hunched. They are a clever fielding, *ul light hluing outfit, and only one-8t I.ouis -shows much promise of increaaing its hitting power Thiti fellow Oerbr-i. who cut Into short in rloalng stanzas of last seasud, cracko.-l the American league pitchers for .308, and hit as if they looked soft after what he had faced in the .Vssoclation. whore lie hit Me in a nice looking ball player and ought to Improve. Washington, of course, sjumps far down the list because of the woakness in attack, no matter who is chosen to play. Lavan, who was secured from the Browns, .probably will he lost, as hP Ih on the edge of military service. If not already tn , Chicaao a Problem. The Chicago shortstop problem still i,^ in the air. I have figured sliort-stops ak iiio games, KiMbei'g, and :,u games Weaver, which is not ijuite "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 da-crease If Rowland makes his final derixiuu before the final figures are compiled 1 will be compelled to alter the fifcures to show the complete team strengti). Hornsby Lead* National. Roger.4 Hornsby, of course, leads the .National leaguera 'far and away And at that I have bad to deduct con-Kldurably from his figures to allow for his dissatiifatiJon-which per haps, will extend over a conalderable portion of the season. How much Hornsby's playing will be affected by the Weeghman aetault upon the in-lenrlty of the Cardinal team last winter in unre because of the wholesale advertising that the club waa willing to apand a quarter of a mttlion dollars for new player*. Tha St. Louta ciM� were heavy and some of tha players who had good seaaona laat year and tboufbt tbay wera aatttiad to ad- vancf*. were cu' as hard b� were the others. Kepf Improvas. Cincinnati shows additional strength at -iliort Kopf played good ball laat year and hit better'than he does usually, but he is not strong as a pennant Infielder should be The addition of Magee hrlps the Keds a lot. He showed that he can pluy the Infield fairly well and should improve. Mesldes that they have l.�na lllack-hurn. 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 ha GOLFERS TO PUY FOR THE RED CROSS Chkago. 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 conteata will be similar to those played laat season by Ohick Evans, national amateur and open champion, who almoat single handed gathered $50,000 far the Red Cross. With tbe extended formal program formulated, it la said that upward of tSOO,000 will be contributed by golfer* to patriotic causes. Club* to Quarantae Expan***. The plan as adopted with the sanction of President Charles F. Thompson of the Western Golf association, who wired his approval from Passadena. Cai.. calls for a series of contests over the course of club* who will guarantee the collection of a fund aut-ficiant to defray expenses and leave a balance fur tbe local chapter of tbe Rod Cross. At the meeting an offer of fSOOO waa mad* by tbe Hill Crest cfub of Kansa* city for a Fourth of July ex-i hibitton. and several Chicago clubs filed bids for matched atara Volunteer. Among tbe players who voIunte*r-ed their services are: Chick Urmnt, Warnen K. Wood. f6rmar waatem champion. Robert Jones, southern champion, and Perry A. Dair, known aa the Atlantic ponies: Kenneth P Rdwards, runuer-up in Ouimet In laat year's western amateur champion-1 ships; Miss Aleit Stirling of Atlanfa,! national woman champion, and the I following professionals; Jock Hutchinson, Chicago; Jame* Barnes, western oper. champion, Colorado Springs, and Walter Hagen, former western and national open champion. T .Montreal, April t. -Frank Patrick, prosident of the I'm ific Coast Hockey l.naguo uud manager of the Vktcou-ver team which rnrently played off Willi Toronto lor tlie world's cham-pion.ship arrlveil In .Montraal tbi* morning and will be a visitor here until Saturday night, when he laaves for home. In speaking of the recent Stanley Cup games, Putrick aald that In his opinion the serlea ahould ba limltea tu three matchea iu 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 tha Coaat leagua and the National Hockey laaiue, Pat-riek said that the western asaoclatiwi would be willing to adopt a uoMapb set fur Htanley Cup matcbaa, but tbat they would reserve the right to eon-duct their own league and play under any rules which they conslderad bena-fldal to the sport in the waat. T E EET Hartford, Conn, April 8.-Headed by Colonel Charles V. Burpee, a large dalagatlon of home guard men. all In civilian clothing, marched into Socialist headquarters here yesterday In the mldat of a Socialist roeetlng, took poaaaasion of the hall and held impromptu patriotic and dedicatory ser-vieaa, which Included the unfurling of a large United States flag. Colonel Burpee then announced tbat the ball wa* now dedicated to the American policy of freedom and liberty and wa* "consecrated as it has not been since It was op'encd." ' Ha called on all Socialists who sup-jiort the government In the war to stand up. The whole a**embly arose. TABER The McLean Highlanders (Sir Sam's , of i aaada, have )u*t left their camp u\ Saaford. near Newbavnn l.'vcry niun althar bears the nsme of .MacLeun or I* nlatad to the MacLean dan Kvery state la the Cnlled S(at�� and every provlnca In ('anada has tuntrtbwtad one ot mors men. It was tha first Britisk force t� be recruited la tha UnltaA State* under tho orders of tba American government and tbe laat voluBtarliy recruited In ,Q�U4$^ (From the Times) A most siKc.esHfui meeting of the farmers was held on Saturday night laat in the Knioniat Club Room for Ihe purpose of organizing local V. V. A. Officers were elected tor the yaar, vix : S A. Ayers, president; T. E, Henderson, Vica-president; J. A. Ross. Secretary-Treasurer; Directors, Geo. Birch. Nelson Blue. H. H. Schmidt, H F. Annable, E. B. Tainter. Fred Kills. John Bell. O. T. Bates, who recently sold bis farm southeast of town, has accepteil a position as stock buyer with the P. Burns Co.. and will remove to Calgary on May 1st, Mr. and Mrs. Batas were among tha first to settle In Tabar, and their removal to (Calgary will be greatly regretted by a largo number of friends. v. E. EUwood, who has been spending the winter in Kew York, returned to Taber (his week to resuma his farming o))eratlonas. Mrs, EUwoqd and family will arrive In a couple of weak*. , Ounnar and Mrs. Bert Hackett who bava returned from overseas are visiting relations in Tuber. Gunner Hackett is a former resident of Taber. He enlisted and went overseas with the a9th Battery from Lethbridge. Na!\r Acadia, Neb., there lives a man named Thomas Morris, who is tha oldest man In the States and be-llavad to be the oldest in the world. Ha was bom in Scotiaod and cama to Anarlca whan "old." Ha is 124 years of ga, having bean bom In Berran, 8cot-laad. OB January 15, tl�4, and when ovar too years old took a fod and liae awl went Pff lor.a day'a FORTHERED CROSS i From Our Own Corrsspondent) Champion. April .1.-Geo. Dolton. of the Home Grain Co.. received the first load of grain hauled by the motor truck. The owner of the grain wa* Homer Howerton and It was haulett by F. Lloyd. Clarence Davis and wife arrived last week after spending the winter at Long Beach, Cal. Mrs. Bond and children arrived in town last week . with her sister. .Mrs Hans Hue, after having spent the winter at Portland, Oregon Billy Laldlaw was a visitor in I.eth bridge last week-end. Katie .Smith spent flil Kaiter holidays with her mother In Lethbridge. I'rank Smith returned last week after spending the winter in California. Mrs. Smith and family are not ex-pactad to ratum before another month. Carmlchael and Trevlthick have sold their business to Walter Williamson, our local atatlon agent. Associated with Mr. Wlllianuon In ihe business ara Geo. Mark, G. F. Smith and Howard Smith. Guy Shaw has rented Uan I'lrlrh's place.fotfr mllas northeast of town. Qaod Council. Your eorreapondent attendetl tho council meeting last week anO came away favorably impressed with the city fathers. The ratepsyers of Champion are to be commended in placing Into office sucli 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 view, snd we can rest assured of this tact that tho money this acar will be spfent with discretion and for the benefit of the citisens of Champion and community. Kev. Haddon and wife are delegates to the Sunday school convention iu Calgary this week. Champion visitors to Calgary over Easter holidays were: 1). C. Moon. Mr. and Mr*. Ted Cooi^. W. M Fearce, Miss Burdette. Miss Mc-l.,auRblln. Ml*s Clohcasey. Miss Casey, Mr. Steftenaon. .Mr Miller, .Mr. Allum and Mr and .Mrs. Jopllng-sen. Nell McLain has sold his land near Lamond to Guy Stanlsh. Neil excpcts to farm his brother's place near the dam i;oss entertainment last Thursday evening was a rare treat. Uev. Marsh of Coalhurst supplied us with a fund of interesting and valu able informatloa. More workers and supplies was the keynote of his address. The 7,". slides picturing the ited Cross in active service were excellent. In future the church will be used tor Red Cioss work. Open every day in the week. Financeo- Cnsh in bank Dac. 1. 1917...� SIM Total money received from liec. 1. 19J7 to April 1. 1918 1.177 ss Money sent to Prov. branch.. 30.";.no Total expenditure for supplies H7 Cash on hand............... 8:;!.3r> Another 1500 will iM aaat to head-quartera at Calgary thii waak. fid garments havo been sent to head quartsrs* at Calgary slnca Dec. 1, 111 17. Sewing session for the girls of town and community Tuesday avaning at the home of Mrs. Harper. \ The regular sewing meetlnvwiU be held at the home of Mr*.. 1. Harper Friday afternoon this week. All ladles cordially invited. HUNS RAIDED AMERICANS. With the American Army In France. April