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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 26, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAH.Y HERALD FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus WH�V DON-T COrAE. DOWN TO Hlt> BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING WHAT DOES BALL Will It Be Financial Success Or Failure?-Difference of Opinion (Daniel, in Xew York Suu) \e-K York, April 24-p^hat does tills baseball season hold in store (or us-for the fan, for tie club owner, for the player, for all America? Four out of five men in the street tell us that this is to be a major league cam-p�ign of financial 111 success. They ;liold out that the opening of our seq-lond year in the war, with our troops actually engagad in fighting the Hun, finds the American public so deeply �engrossed in the world struggle tliat It will pay only scant attention to the doings of the ballplayers. We beg to differ with the 80 per cent. We take cor stand on the side of optimism, not because we "believe in blind hurrahing just for the sake of hurrahing, but because we ttblnk that, taken all ip all, this season Is bound to prove at least as successful in every way as was that of 1917. 'Tis true that the campaign will be fraught with great uncertainty, but it will be mainly on account of that uncertainty that success will come. Base ball dopesters already have told us how the cUibs are going to finish, but as a matter of fact there is absolutely no way of making a, prediction that even borders on accuracy. A player picked oft here and there ovemiglit lor the national army, and the com-�plexion of a league race will change even as a chameleon changes his colors. Uncertainty is the dominating featilre, but out of this unsettled state will come clear sklea everywhere. The shifting of lineups with periodical calls to the colors will make for better balanced competition and keener interest in both leagues. The draft will take the $35,000 Alexanders and Kauffs just as surely as it will make its demands on the unknown rookie. And what a vast difference just one player will make to a team! Take Alexander off the Cubs and you have only a commonplace combination, not one whit better than four or five other National le.Tgue teams. Leave Alexander wTth (he club and you have a pennant contender. Take Hornaby off the Giants, Groh off the Reds-not all at the same time, but at different periods-and you have possibilities for the greatest race any league yet has seen. As for the financial side of baseball, we bolieve it will .suffer no worse than it did last season in any city, and that In some centers it will be greatly improved. As John K. Teu-er, president of the National league, said yestet-day, baseball is essentially 3 war game. It has had its periods of greatest progress during and after |\ �wars, and it is a game to the call of which any people engrossed in war is sure to respond. We are a people of buoyant spirit and our buoyancy is bound to be felt in our great American game. Tener took heart from the fact that 20.000 turned out the other day to see tho Cardinals and Browns play in St. Louis. SlIGfIT OF BUILD S lESS BARNES Giant's New Pitcher Should Prove Useful Man For the Team ? ? > : ? PENNANT WINNERS OF OTHER YEARS. ? ? - : ? - Cincinnati and St. Louis are "> ? the only teams in the National > ? league since its organization ? the pennant. ? ? The Chicago Cubs head the ? with nine. Xev^ York witli : : eight, Pittaburgh with four, > �> Brooklj-n with four and Phila- > ? deiphia with one. ? eighteen years old, and in that six times, and head the list. ond with five flags, Chicago ; > Senators have yet to win the > : honor. ? ? : � Chicago.......... 1 S St. Louie........ 1 3 PC. .800 .714 .500 .400 .;i50 .250 .250 New York, April 25.-Washington played an uphill game today and defeated New Y'ork 7 to 5. Score:  Washington .. . 001,003,012-7 15 4 New York.....201,010,010-a S 0 Harper, Shaw and Ainsmith; Caldwell, Love, Mogridge and Hannah. D ONSOUIHFRONI (CoNTIVHKn tBOM FkONT PaRB) Do you know that it is possible to play IS holes- these evenings after dinner and complete the round in good light? The extra hour is a great boon to the golfer. The Prince of Wales, who is Patron of the Welsh Golfing Union, whilst on leave from the front, took occasion to play golf frequently at the'royal course at Porthcawl and also at Ogmore-by-the-Sea. He is very fond of golf Indeed and plays, a very f^ir game. A story appeared a short while ago in the "Brooklyn Eagle" about a certain doctor, who, while playing on a course that was bounded on one side by a small one-train-a-day railroad, was confronted with a very important and very short putt ''on the 17th green. At the wrong moment (for him) the train thundered by, and the putt was missed. "Great Caesar," he cried, among other things, "Did anyone ever see so much traffic on a railway?" Philadelphia, April 25.-Philadelphia's three pitchers were wild today and Boston had no trouble winning G to 1. Score: Boston....... 111,020,001-6 12 0 Philadelphia . .. 000,000,010-1 9 1 Mays and Agnew; Adams, Fahey Geary and McAvoy. Detroit, April 25.-Playing a' team made up of mostly substitutes, Cleveland won from Detroit today 8 to* 4. Score: Cleveland.....110,120.012-8 13 2 Detroit....... 000,000,220-4 8 1 Coumbe and O'Neill; Finneran, Hall, Rallie, C. Jones and Stanage. sponsible for an intimation from tho Capitol that the state safety commission would forbid the fight while the United States is involved in war. The safety commission today listened to arguments for and against the proposed contest and then took the matter under advisement. No date was set for a decision. About 100 women, clergymen, attorneys and other persons from St. Paul and 'Minneapolis attended the hearing. Spokes-, men for tlie delegation protested against the fip;ht. Colonel J. C. .Miller, promoter of the contest, had no now announcement to make tonight. He was quoted today as declaring that he would give $20,-000 if he could shift his fight burdens to somebody else's shoulders. Chicago-St, Louis, postponed, rain. NATIONAL Won. Lost. P.C. New York ....... 8 0 1.000 Philadelphia...... C : Pittsburg r-.-.,...... 4 : Cincinnati........ 4 : Chicago.......... 4 Boston.......... 2 ( St. Louis........ 1 ; Brooklyn........ 0 ! .750 .666 .571 .571 .250 .140 .000 Pittsburg, April 25.-In a game in which good pitching and brilliant fielding were features, Pittsburg opened the home season today by defeating Cincinnati 1 to 0. Cincinnati..... 000,000,000-0 3 1 Pittsburg...... 100,000,000-1 5 0 Schneider and Wlngo; Miller and Schmidt. Boston, Ap.-il 25.-Boston defeated Philadelphia six to five in a loosely played game today. Score: Philadelphia .. . 000,002,120-5 9 4 Boston........ 000,400,20x-6 10 3 Tincup, Prendergast and Adams; Nehf and Wilson. AU.STRAUIAN FANS DIFFERENT LITTLE CHANCE FOR TITLE GO Organizations in Twin Cities Actively Opposed to Fight. St. 'Paul, Minn., April 20.-The feeling persisted in tlie Twin Cities tonight, that the proposed championship fight between Jess Willard and Fred Fulton will not be held in St. i'aul on tho Fourth of July. Active opposition from several organizations in the two cltlas and the announced determination of leaders of these forces to enlist state-wide suj)-port wa.s regarded as the chief cause for pe.-jsimism in boxing circles. It was believed that tills opposition wa.'i re- in this country, when a boxer, wrestler or other public personage does not find favor with tlie crowd he is liable to be hissed or jeered. They do things differently in Aii.stralia, we are informed. There they give what is known as the "raspberry" of tlie "bird." A young scrapper may come into the arena and show little. One Australian may turn to hi.s neighbor and say, "Shall wo give him the raspberry"^" The other nodn and they start counting "One, two," and by the time they reach three it has become a mighty chorus. They go up to ten, which indicates a knockout, and the boxer miglit as well retire from, the ring. Tliey do the same in the vaudeville house. Frequently they even go to the dock,s wlion an unpopular foreign star of some sort leaves on the b6at ^nd give him a l'arev,-ell 'rasp" there. Chicago, April 25.-Timely hitting and poor fielding by St. Louis gave Chicago today's game 3 to 2. Score: St. Louis...... 010,000,001-2 8 2 Chicago ........ 110,010,00x-3 8 2 Horstman. Packard and Snyder; Hendrix and Killlfer. Brooklyn, April 25.-New York scored their eighth straight victory today but they had to battle ten Innings to defeat Brooklyn six to five. Score: New York .... 010,200,101,1-6 13 0 Brooklyn ., ... 300,000,002,0-5 9 4 Perritt, Anderson and McCarty; Marquanl, Griner, Cheney and Krue-ger. A WORD FOR TAIT One would think that after getting a licking in Milwaukee, Clonie Tait, Canada's lightweight champion, would shake tlic dust of that town from his tootsies. But that's just wliat Clonic didn't do. Ha stuck around after being knocked out by rtiichie -Mitchell in eight round.s, uni\ managed to land himself another flgtit. Billy Williams, of Duluth, Minn., waH the chap selected for him, and f'lonle polished Mm otf last night in the second round. A right cross to tlio jaw did tiie trick. The very fiu/t iliut Tait was able to get another bout in Milwaukee shows that ho put U|i a mucli better bout against HItcliiv! .Vlitclieil than sonje of the press despatches gave him credit for. A.s a matte." of fact, the JW'ilwau-kec critics .stated after the TaJt-Mitcbell c)as)i, Oiut the Canuck lad, in proper hands, -woiild make a very respectable showing against the loading lightweiglita.-Jllauilltou, Herald. :'j'--i,;! PACIFIC COAST Oakland 5, 11, 1; 'Vernon 0, 9, 3. Sacramento 2, 10, 2; Salt Lake 4, 12, 1. Los Angeles 7, 11, 1; San Francisco 6, 11,, 4. HARRY COVELESKIE THROUGH. Veteran Southpaw of Tigers Has Lost His Speed. Detroit,-Tiger fans are beginning to believe that Harry Coveleskle, the veteran southpaw of Jennings' Jun galoors, will not be available this season. According to reports Covey's fast hall is about as speedy as Eddie Cl-cotte's Blow one. Covoleskie himself seems confident of being able to take his turn on the slab, but wise veterans with the team shako their lieads. They believe his arm has goon forever. With Coveleskie out of the running, Jennings' hopes rest In what. Eric Erlckson will do. if lie acquires a new move to first Bill Donovan is teaching that-^Covele.skie will not be missed so sorely. Hut if Erlckson remains merely a capable minor leaguer, the Tigers' chance of seizing the .bunting will disaj^ear with July 4. . ^- , _ ... : counter-attack. Tliere should have been a, moon to assist tho British, but the sky was heavily overcast and a dense mist hung over tho region. A|Ccordinjf to^ prisoners the enemy had not a^iticipaled further trouble from the British last night and were Bitting snugly in their positions when the storm broke. The German artillery hatJ perhaps been lulled Into false security and was doing little shelling. Bottle Up Huns At the appointed hour the British gunners put down a sharp barrage and the British Infantry drove forward. The attack was made from the southwest and northwest on Vil-ters-Bretonneux and ^hese two. forces drove in toward the eastern part of the town In a qoverging movement. As a result the British bottled the town up. The British infantry immediately rushed the town and heavy hand to hand fighting ensued the bayonet being used freely. Six hundred prisoners were taken here alone and a great number of enemy were killed. The town was virtually cleared and today only a few sci^ttered pockets of Germans'are in the place. Some of them are still dug in along the ViHers-Bre-tonneux Marcel Cave Railway bank-ment with machine guns and these are causing some trouble but the ultimate extermination or capture is certain. In the Aquenne Forest, just west of Villers-Bretonncux, one German officer and forty men had got a footing yesterday and they hung on until this morninsi, altOiough they were completely cut otf. They surrendered today. In a counter-attack a large (part of the old British positions about yiUers-Bretonneux were regained. To-aay those Germans who still remained in the bottle could not get out and their comrades were unable to get in through the narrow neck to assist them. Tank vs. Tank During yesterday's fighting the Germans at one time got as far as Cachy, southwest of Villers-Bretonneux, and this represented their greatest advance. The tanks furnished the most dramatic chapter of the story of yesterday's battle. These tanks which the Germans employed for tho first time, were bulky affairs with heavy armour and guns. The iBritish tanks, which were thrown into the action to offset the German monsters, furnished the first tank engagement In history. The main clash between the tanks came when the German engines attacked two-.smaller British tanks. As might be expected one of the British machines was disabled. The other being hardpressed by four or five of the big enemy tanks, one of the larger tanks which hart observed the tight from the distance, came rushing up and engaged tiie enemy. It was a battle royal, the tank guns blazed furiously and shells glanced from the steel armour in every direction. Tho British tank finally got several shots home on one of the Germans �and put it out of action. This disconcerted the others and they fled leaving tho British tank with its smaller comrade in possession of the field. Some of the most telling work done by tho tanks was near Crecy. Hero numbers of small and fast British tanks attacked a large concentration of enemy infantry. Before the Germana were able to escape the swiftly moving monsters, were among them firing heavily into the dense ranks. Many infantrymen were caught beneath the machines and crushed. The slaughter was fearful tind the tanks returned with their sides crimsoned. MACLEOD BOY IS KILLED WHEN AUIO LI Macleod, April 25,-The four year old ton of J. Leeuwrick, a farmer living near here, is dead as a result of the overturning of a motor car driven by his sister yesterday afternoon. While approaching home on a drive from town one of the tires blew out and the car turned completely over. The boy died of concussion of the brain a few hours later. Miss Leeuwrick suffered a broken arm and minor injuries. True Shayinf Cemfort Every man who uses an AutoStrop Safety Razor is loud in its pnise. He's proud to own one because it is his best friend. It matters not how tender your face or how stiff your beard, the AutoStrop will give you a clean, comfortable shav* in short order. It is the only maor on the market that sharpens its own blades automatically. Gttsrsateedrte Satisfy Complete Outfit $5.00 AT.AU. STOMS AutoStrop Safety Razor Co., Limited SSaT.OukaSl..  TsrMle.Oat.. Notice to Automobile Owners We wish to annonce that our storage battery business has lieen taken over by the Willard Storage Battery Service Station, 311 SEVENTH ST. SOUTH, TELEPHONE 616. This station is under the management of Henry J. Denin, expert, in battery work of all kinds. " ' We assure you that you .will receive courteous and prompt service from this organization. BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET i BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOI.MAN. Mgr. 35972203 ;