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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 22, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE snc fHE LErniBRlDGK OAtLTl HKKALD MONDAY. APRIL 22. 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING 'PEG BASKEIEERS MAY NOT PlAY HERE If the Winnipeg Maroons, cham pion basketb^lera of Manitoba, are to piay in Lethbridge, they will have to come in a bUTTV, and they will also liave to reduce the guarantee for which they asked. They wired the local club the other day asking for a guarantee of IIOO and 50 per cent, of the gate receipts over that figure, and they also want to play hert Saturday. If they should come next Saturday they wouldn't find much of the southern chainjjlon quintette on the job, for most of the boys are leaving on that date to find a khaki uniform. However, a wtre is expected today which will definitely decide whether I.�thbrid�e will be able to accommodate the 'Peg hoopers. KILBANE PUT IN CHARGE OF ALL ARMY BOXING Johnny Kilbat\e, featnerweigbt boxing champion, has been placed in general charge of boxing Instruction in military camps all over the country, according to word received from Camp Sherman. Kiibaiie has been Ip-stnictor at Camp Sherman, Chillicothe. Ohio, the only camp in the country where every man has been taught how to box. The champion wil) go personally to caropa Grant and Custer to Install his systrtn. BASEeAL RESULTS Great Alexander Called To Colors AMERICAN St. l^ouis .. .. 000 000 001-1 Cleveland .. .. 001 000 20x-3 Ijowdermilk. Sotheron and maker; Jtorton and O'Neill. 6 0 Nuna- Cleveland. April 21.-St. Louis defeated Cleveland 11 to 7 today. Xone of the six pitchers, with the exception of Davenport, was effective, while all were wild, issuing seventeen passes. There were six double plays. ; Score:- I St. Louis .... 050,040,020-11 19 1: Cleveland .... 111,010,210- 7 11 2 i GaUia, Sotheron. Davenport and j Nunamaker; Groom, Lambeth, Bagby ' and O'Neill. Detroit-Chicago, postponed, rain. NATIONAL ' , SUNDAY GAMES Cincinnati. April 21.- Cincinnati bunctved errors while Chicago was' bunching hits in two innings of today's game and Chicago won 9 to 1. Score- Chicago....... 100,050,300-9 'lO 2 Cincinnati..... 000,000,001-1 S 4 Alexander and Killifer; Reuther and Winfo. Pittsbarg-St. Louis postponed, cold weather. PACIFIC COAST Saturday Scores At Los Angeles-San Francisco 1, a. 2; Vernon, 4, 4, 1. At Salt Lake-Los Angeles 13, 13, 1; Salt Lake 7, 9, 4. At San Francisco-Sacramento 4, 10, 2; Oakland 2, 7; 4. Sunday Games First game-Sacramento 2, Oakland 5, �, 4. Second Kaitie-Sacramento 3, 5, 1; Vernon 1. 4, 1. Afternoon game-San Francisco 9, 11. 0; Vernon 1, 6, 4. Los Angeles 3, 12, 1; Salt Lake 5, 6, 3. 8, The record for the local course was broken during the week-end play when Capt. Dave Hume made the 9 holes in 40. which is bogey. The captain h.id often made it in 41. but never once could he do it in bogey. During hir, week-end game, however, playing against H. A. McKlUop, he eame to the 9th with S8. after having a bad S hole in the :>th where he tailed to navigate the ditch. At the !)th. however, an iron shot laid his ball about a foot lliside the edge of the green, and with a great putt he holed out in two, making 40 for the round. More golfers enjoyed the game during tlie week-end than any time yet this season. '; (CONTINURO from FboNT PaOM) Mexcinder^ The Nebraska exemption tribunal decided that Grover Alexander must serve in the U. S. . army, and he is expecting his call within the nest few days. Alexander was purchased from the Phillies by Pres. Weeghman of the Cubs during the winter for $:iO,000. His call to the colors win therefore be a great blow to the Cubs, and a heavy monetary lo.-is to Weeghman. Alex celebrated his call Sunday by defeating the Reds 8 to 1, though he had lost his first game of the season to the St. Louis Cards. REASSURING A preacher, who was in the habit of i taking his wife with him on his preaching appointments, said on arrival at the chapel in a country town: "My dear, you go in there; you will be all right. I must go round to the vestry." In the vestibule the wife was met by a kind-hearted steward, who conducted her to a seat. At the close of the service the same kind-hearted steward gave her a hearty shake of the hand, adding how pleased he would be to see her at the service each Sunday, Then, whispering, he said: "But, let me tell you, we don't get a duffar like this in the puipit every Sunday." I HOW LENNARD GOI IS GOAI New York.-This is to be another (lull golf year. Baseball competition will go on, but golf has been reduced td old men's foursome and women's putting contests. Undoubtedly a few Red Cross exhibitions will bar sprinkled through the season but the dictators of the game, in this country have decided that until the war is over gol:" must remain pepless. In 1916, at the la.st national amateur championship since America entered the war, golf reached the zenith of its power in the flSld of American .sport. On that bright Saturday in September, 1916, ..when Charles I Chick) Evans of Chicago won the national amateur phanipionsip at the Merlon Cricket eliib in Philadelphia, it could be truthfully stated that golf had "arrived" In America. Ten thousand wild 'eyed enthusiasts trailed Rvans and Bob Gardner at .Merion and the men who built up the game in this country sm'lled with satisfaction. Then during the nejrt, spring America entered the war and golf has been wiped off the map. Many golfers think the dictators have made a mistake in taking all the title competition out of golf for the duration of the war. While tlie Rod Cross competition of la.^t year kept the sport from being entirely buried it fell far short of maintaining the interest which had j been developed up to the close of the !91() season. Tlit one bright feature of last year waa the wonderful playing by Ouiniet in exhibition matches. Oiiimet, with his partner J^sse Guil- where strewn with the bodies of his soldiers, is compelled to abandon the attacks." The Intransigeant says: "The struggle ia entering its second month. Calm reigns. Jhe third attack is being prepared, perhaps as tremendous as the two previous, but our optimism is reasoned and justified. Tbey shall not pass." Lieut. Colonel Rousset in La Liberie, says: "Where will the enemy strike now? All the roads leading to the objectives desired are barred. The essential thing is not to waste precious reserves, which may turn the tide at anjr moment." Expect Another Attack Paris, April 21.-(Via Keuters Ottawa Agency.)-The following semiofficial note was issued last evening: "The forty-eight hour lull in the struggle along the Anglo-French fronts most probably marks suspension^ rather than the end, of the battle or Lys. The Germans must reconstitute their shattered divisions after their bloody defeat by the British before Mont Kemmel and St. Venant on the Giv-enchy front, but they have engaged themselves too deeply north of La Bassee Canal not to continue in their attempts. "Since the offensive Is always moat costly for the salient, than for the defenders, and t^ere is every reason to believe now, if the very severe battles, which must be expected do not bring a decision which is necessary to the Germans, then their offensive power will inevitably decrease.' French opin ion, therefore, waits the course of events coolly and most confidently. The future presents for the British more favorable conditions than the first phase of the great enemy offensive, which, nevertheless, ended in failure for the Germans." � French Statement Paris, April 22.-German raids east of the Avre River and near Rheims were repulsed last nighty the War Office announces. This statement follows: "A German raid last night east of the Avre, in the region of Thennes. was repulsed. We took prisoners. Another German raid east of Rheims, gained no greater success. "Active artillery fighting continued at different points on the front." Lull Won't Last Long London, April 22.-(Via Renter's Ottawa Agency)-The lull in the battle Is not expected to last long, despite the inclemrfnny of the weather, with wind and rain. The Germans are licking their biirts after their recent thrashing and evidently do not mean to reattack until they are ready to do so on a great scale. They are being openly and enormously reinforced, but the allies have also strengthened their forcea and It is not likely that the next thrust will be any more effective n achieving a decision than lliat of WANT THE KAISER : Amsterdam, April 22.-Berlin news- W el;-;h. papers report that the national lii,.' 3'�"ch. lie had eral party leaders have decided i ""^ unanimotisly to send a telegram to I n'Eh-cIa.ss boxer, and the people out Emperor William recommending that � "'^""^ '"''^ '"^ ! bad made a rotten he accept the crowns of the former I tord. shot some great golf and large j galleries followed tliis pair. In Chi-Billy Gibson was telling .'^ome stor-i '""S" V\'estern a.-isociatiou held ies about Bennv Leonard's cliiiib lo''-bami-ionshiii.-, but this year even iht. Oiampionshi'p the other day. ; th,- Westorn a.--Koeiation gave way, �Benny never purposely talked lor" tl'f ."�''^f^-ur.; fr:,m the national or-..........^ ,.........^.....,........... any fighter in the ring with the iatyj,\ Simxai-on and hii.s called off its title ^ month ago, when the German peo-o� getting his goat," said Gibson, 'bul i , , pl� were told to expect a speedy trl- one time he said something that won I I'^Ho^viiig Ri>,'l (.'ross matcJies and u^.p,;. him a fight. Yes, it was the tough- "a*-"^"^' chimpii)n.=;liin matches is as T>,f. expectation on this side, in-e.st fight Benny ever signed for. an'^^ftarent as watchin,-; race horses ex.- j.. tfjR battle may last well that. I oi-cise and watching thorn run for a ; t,,rough the summer, for one thing, "II wa.s when Bennv foueht H/tchi'^',  , , , i it will henceforth be impossible for ^^tcn "l fo- the WricLn "^'"""a' champion-j ,,,e,,y to benefit by a strategic chamniLsilin-^lm '""Xl'""^ e-;od. " 1! ihere is a knockdown,' said tiip referee, 'the man who delivers it inuBt walk to a comer while I'm counting.' " 'Whicli corner shall I walk to'!' a.iked Benny. "Mitcludl'.s jaw dropped out and he gavii Benny a funny look. A momont later i noticed that the sweat was beading out on hi;; forohoad and that ' "competitions to keep '^j^yg ^.^^^^^ to j^tt^^in their object ow- 1. With ihcse dead, the interest ^ the irapossitlllty of using re- tab on of the average golfer dies. Something lr> look forv,arrt to in the dim future is international competition between liritiali and. American golfers such as lia.s never been dreamed of, for the war is bringing the countries together in such a way that the comradeship will be continued. A world's amateur golf championship, one year on some famouH RngUah, .sward, the next over one of our own � gholl great (�ourses. will undoubtedly bo'" one o)' till- many manifestations of friendsbii)-after ilie war has been won. ho was very ncrrou.s while waiting for the bell. Benfty Meant It "Bonny didn't say that to get .M'i'.ch-ell's goat, lie .iUKi, asked a natural question, tinconscloiisly. It was nntur-at for him to expect to knock Mitchell down. But it liatl never occurred to .Mitchell that Benny felt that way about it. Thn fight was either, way until Tionny knocked Mitchell ouL and perhaps If Mitchell had, his fulf confidence he might liave won." 'vrhat's right." said .-aeBBy Leonard who was listening. "He was a clever l>oy-" . . . ... -.^ serves, and resulted in the bottling up of a million and a half men In the triangle of Hazebrouch, Amiens and Noyon. These troops, originally supplied with a week's rations, are prac t'ically starving in a devastated region which is difficult to revictual as the ground is marshy and pitted with I shell holes, constantly under fire. There Is a great concentration of I .Ti^.. fire at Mount Kemmel, whic|i I is already stripped of trees. This ts probably the scone of their next big attack. ' Details of the Belgian success of April 17 show that it was most brilliant and also important in results, for It played a part in foiling the attempt to cut off tlie expected British retreat from the Ypres salient. General Plunior congratulated the Belgian commander warmly, saying that the second British army was most grateful for the help. Evacuation of Medical Corps With the British Army in France, April 21.-Wheii the big oftenslve opened, the British had big advance casualty stations at such places as Noyon, Cugny, Ham, Grevlllors and AQhIet Ij0 Grand. All these almost iafftcdiately camu under pressure as the Germans swarmed swSftly forward and their evactiation was carried out during the fir.il and second days. With the beginning of the drive shell.s and bombs began to rain about the stations with their crowded wards hut the doctors and nurses stuck to the last possible moment, although numbers of thenj were killed or wounded. At one place shell orderlies were killed and the lighting system of the operating room was wrecked on the first day. In almost every case the Germans were prc^siing close to the vicinity when the station finally was abandoned. At Grevillera, for instance, where the medical corps hung on until the second day, the enemy was so close that as the patients and equipment were moved out, British batteries rushed up and began firing at the advancing enemy. When it was no longer possible to remain in advanced stations, every available lorry and ambulance-and they were all too few-were., called into use. The severely wounded were .carried back in ai})bulancos, but every man able to walk was forced to' tramp back to the new station. The nurses, among the first to go, went in ammunition lorries and any sort oC conveyance to give them a lift. All tents and light equipment us far as possible were carried back. Such light articles as could not be got into tlie lorries were thrown helter-skelter on trains moving westward and left to their fate. These things are beginning to turn tip in all sorts ol places, Paris having collected a large number of bundles which came from many points along the line.. Iron beds and other heavy things had to be abandoned, and in some instances considerable stores of medicines, but most of these were destroyed and a torch, was applied fo the huts. The precious surgical instruments were taken in charge by the surgeons themselves, who in many cases piled them on wheeled stretchers and started back along the congested highways. One doctor pushed his little vehicle forty miles, and others covered distances up to 28 miles. Reports show the amazing fact that every one of the thousands of patients in these several stations got out safely, and that none suffered from their hard journey. Operations had to be postponed often but here again fortune was with the British, and no ill effects have yet been .-Jeen from these delays. Crippled soldiers who had to hobble afoot are none the worse for their trip, and in fact, doctors who examined them after the tramp pronounced them a particularly good lot of patients. Narrow Escape Seventy badly wovmded men had a narrow escape at Roye on March 26. The station here was one of the second line hospitals. As the Germans swept up all the patients, with the exception of these iwere got out, but there were no veliiclcs available to move them. Medical officers and orderlies remained behind to look after them. On the road leading bade from Royo. several motor ambulancen cajne up anil doctors begged theae to go and bring out the wounded men in the town. The ambulance men agreed and the last one to get away with its load of wounded came under the rifle fire of the German infantry. The difficulties In moving the stations back increased the hardships of the wounded who had walked. While surgical instruments and the essential medical stores were got away, most of the doctors and nurses lost their personal belongings, which had to be abandoned. Despite all this confusion the medical corps continued to set up Its new stations as it fell back. .No Instances have been reported where any man had to go without treatment through lack of tacllUies or doctors. ' , FOUGtll 8 B Put Three Hun Machines Out of Business Before Being ^ * Forced to Earth i With the British Army In France, April L"J.-Stories of tho magnificent work being done by the British a r-men continue to be' recorded, l;-i; none is more striking than a l,;t!'i> just fought, when a British mach;:i ; with a pilot and "observer, wa.s attacked by eight enemy planes. Terrific fighting ensued. The British plane, with machine guns, engaged the enemy so fiercely that three hostile machines were driven down out of control in the first few minutes of the engagement. The Germans were pumping streams of bullets Into the British plane, and the observer wan carrying on the fighting, having been wounded In six places. The British machine finally was so badly damaged that It caught fire and dived steeply. The pilot and wound-> ed observe- continued to engage the remaining five German machines while thoir own was descending in flames. The British plane eventually crasb-! ed Into No Man's Land, over which the German infantry were firing with machine guns. The British infantry, however, organized a rescue party and brought the intrepid air men back to safety. The airmen continue to do great damage over the enemy areas. Friday night direct hits were obtained with bombs on three trains standing In the Chaulnes Junction, and an ammunition dump at 'RoBleres was blown up. An unusual air battle was staged last evening near Vaire between a British and German plane.. The aviators engaged in a heated exchange of machine gun bullets as they circled and swerved about each other. At times they touched each other a's they manoeuvred for the posltioji. Finally tho German, In a mad sweep to a position where he could operate his gun to better advantage, crashed into the British pilot. The collision was terrific and both machines swirled earthward in flames. LICHN0W8KY IS A PRISONER Geneva, April 21.-Prince Lichiiowsky, the German ambassador at Londoitrup to the ? outbreak of the war, and the Tageblatt, a plan by which the ? prince Intended to escape to ? Switzerland before coming to ? trial has been discovered. � � ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?  ? � We Carry the Most Complete Stock of TIREI^ in the City Our new spring shipments consist of all sizes for all cars. BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME or THE CHEVROLET ACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOl.MAN, Mgr. ;