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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta P^OE SIX THE LETHBRroCE DAILY HERALD JVIONDAY, APRIL 29, 1918 'BRINGING UP FATHER' By G. Mc Manus ij I�^^iBP*^EO OUT TONttiHT Kb rAA^ClE HiKtS CONE V�S)�T)IH6- )'UI,>1E OOeb AN' SHgLL NEVE.y^ KNOW I WUZ COT." ^- 1 CC3CI.D JOtN VOU -I v;iiv\>rouo WIFE "FCOOLD JOIN -ycH)'  ULTEUU HEB. \ V^HT \00 TO COME TO tv�>t HOUSE' OVER.THERE- BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING THE COUNT OP NINE Local Fails Surprised and Revise Opinions of Ability of Gunner Ross The more one hears about the Harrison-JIcGoorty battle at Ra-Cine, Wis., last Friday night, the greater is the surprise that Leth-bridge for two seasons boasted a mitt-artist or the calibre of Young AI. Ross, now Gunner Ross of the 78th Depot Battery. For details of the fight at Racine, not received over the Herald -wire, show that Harrison put the great Mc-Goorty down for the count of nine in the third round of their ten-round draw. The hundreds of tans who saw Phil Harrison a;nd Gunner Ross go ten ro-ands here on January ninth did a quick change stunt in their estimatiou of the bouts they saw here last wnter when they heard of Harrison's wallop. The reports show that after Mc-Goorty recovered from the blow he tore in and evened things up. He had to. He Is out for the middleweight championship of the world and he has to save his reputation. Harrison is compar-^ atlvely unknown. He hasn't met many of the big fellows of the division as yet. McGoorty is really the first man of outstanding calibre that ho has met, and he shoTred up like a comer. > In his bout with Gunner Robs here, Harrison showed everything, science, speed and an ability to htt with both iands, be-idas an amazing coolness in the ring. That Ross, out of condition as he was to t^eet such a battler, was able to stay ten rounds without once going to the mat, marlss the Lethbridge boy as a better grappler than the fans here believed hi�i to be. Harrison made many friends while here tor hi.3 bout with Ross, and tliey think they would be only too pleased to come back for u match with a good boy during stampede week. That is ti possibility at any rate, and if conditions are favorable at that time fans may reasonably expect the match. Reports from Calgary are that Connie Tait is intent on returning to that city to put himself under the wing of Sergt. Kid Scaler. CAPT.HUMESETS THER RECORD E,AT39 ti 4 S ."i Out -tcr Total ..... 1,") 4 17 4 IS 42 In Out 40 si All the greens arc laid, the .^outi; fairway has been rolled nnd the course is in fine condition. With a good rain it will be still further improved, as the ground will then be much firmer and the ball will get better distance. Made 18 Holes in 81, Which is Two Records Made in One Day Once more the record for the municipal golf course has been broken. Captain D. Hume, playing during the wee^-end with H. A. .McKillop as op-ponWt, lowered his last week's score of bogey for the nine holes \o ;59,- one under bogey, and at the same time played the 18 holes in 81. making another record. In making his 39 score, Capt. Hume had six fives and three threes. He plajfed the second in one under bogey, the third in one over. The re,st of the course he equalled bogey at each hole with the exception of the sixth hole where he made it In three, or one under bogey, giving him 39 for the round. The following figures will show bogey and Mr. Hume's score for the 18 holes; Hole 'Bgy. Self Hole Bgy. Self 1 5 5 10 .5 2 6 6 11 6 3 4 5 12 4 4 5 0 13 .-1 r, 5 5 6 14 ') 'j Properly Tailored Clothing Made of proper materials will stand the test of service and prove itself worthy. The clothing we handle has the additional advantage of having been designed by the foremost experts of this age and country ,and brought to the pinnacle of perfection by the best tailoring talent in the land. W. B. KESTER & CO. "THE HOME OF 20TH CENTURY CLOTHING-CLEANING AND PRESSING IN CONNECTION 1 BASEBALL RESULTS GREAT ALEXANDER Won Pennant For Phillies in 1915 and Kept Them Always In the Race AMERICAN Won. Lost. P.C. Boston....... ____ 10 .833 Cleveland..... . . . 6 o .750 Chicago...... .. . ;> o .500 New York..... .... Ti 7 .417 Detroit...... 2 .400 Washington .. . ... 4 'i .400 Philadelphia .. *;> 7 .300 St. Louis .. .. .' 1 5 .167 Saturday Games. Cleveland ................. 3 .S 2 Detroit .................... l' S 2 (12 innings.) Washington ............... 1 .' 3 Xew York ................ 2 5 4 Boston .................... 4 .'i 1 Philadelphia ...............� 1 7 1 Chicago-St.ljouia, postponed, wet grounds Sunday Games. St. Louis. April 28.-Collins and Jackson bunched two of the five hits off Sothorn with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning today and Chicago won from St. Louis 2 to 1. Score: Chicago ...... 000 001 001-2 5 2 St. Louis ..... 000 000 100-1 � 0 Faber and Schalk; Sottorn and Nunamaker. Cleveland-Detroit, game called in third, rain NATIONAL Won. Lost. P.C. Kew York........ fl 1 .900 Philadelphia ....... S 2 .800 Chicago.......... fi 3 .�45 Pittsburg........ 5 3 .i;25 Cincinnati........ 5 , 5 .50Q St. Louis........ 2 7 .222 Boston.......... 2 8 .200 Brooklyn........ 1 9 .100 When the H*t Days Come You'll be Glad you Bought a Saturday Games At Brooklyn- .N'ew York ............... 3 0 1 Brooklyn ................ r, y 2 At Pittsburg- Cincinnati.............. 4 a 2 Pittsburg ................ 2 8 3 At Boston- Philadelphia............. 4 7 1 Boston................... 1 5 3 St. Louis........:........ 4 8 2 Chicago ................. 5 S G Sunday Games Cincinnati, April 2S.-Poor fielding by Cincinnati gave St. Louis today's game which was featured by the triple play of the season. In the first inning Smith singled and went to third on NiehoEf's hit to right. Baird hit sharply to Groh, who th-^,, to Lee Magee, forcing Niehoff c second and the ball was relayed to first base in time to retire the batter. Score: St. Louis....... 000,001,30-4 9 1 Cincinnati..... 100,000,01-2 13 3 (Called end of eighth, rain). Sherdell and Gonzales; Schneider and Allen. Pittsburg-Chicago, postponed, rain. A review of Grove- Cleveland Alexander's pitching record for the last seven years show that he was the one . big mainstay of the Pliillles. Alex-I ander pitched his final game yesterday. He dons khaki today. In his first year as a Philadelphia pitcher, .Alexander pitched his team into fourtli place. The next year the team finished fifth, the year following it was a good second, and then it dropped to sixth. The Phillies came back strong in l!il,"i, when Alexander won the pen-j nam tor them, this being the. first pennant a Philadelphia club bad ever won in the Nation?.! league. The following table demonstrates just how valuable Alexander was to his team. It is a comparison of the years and the team's record during the same period: Years ^\'on Lost Pet. Ale.xander---- 7 190 88 .683 Philadelphia .. 7 582 , 4S6 .545 Alex's margin over the Phillies, 138 Alexander beat Cincinnati twelve straight games. He started winning from them on Aug. 25, 1915, and had won an even dozen games when he lost to Matty's Reds on June 17 after a twelve-inning duel with Mike Regan, a recruit pitcher. Alex's best string of wins over the Pirates and the Cardinals is eight each; he took seven in a row from the Braves, six straight from the Giants, five from the Cubs, and four straight from the Robins. Alex, has lost four straight to the Giants, to the Robin.s and Cubs each three straight, while the Reds and Braves each beat .Mex. two straight games. His best consecutive string of victories was in 1913. when he came through with ten straight wins. This record was equalled by Slim Sallee for the Giants last year. Alex, won seven in a row in 1911, and repeated this in 1912 and 1914. He won nine straigliff in 1915, five straight 'in 19H!, and rang up eight straight last season. The worst losing streak that Alexander experienced was in 1912, when he lost five games in a row; he dropped four straight in 1913, while during the other years he had losing streaks which lasted for three games dach year. Baseball On The Inside CON TALKS SdCCER. Montreal, April 27.-Con Jones, the noted western sport promoter, arrived in town yestei-day and was busy all day shaking hands With his numerous friends. In reply to the many alarmist rumors about his activities while here, ha said; "I have not'come in tlio capacity of cradle snatcher in either lacrosse or soccer, but I am nrepared to admit that I will be deeply Interested this coming summer in lacrosse, soccer and cycling on the Pacific coast .anrt that I Intend to confer wltli Craig Campbell, president of the Dominion Football association-ln regard to possible affiliation with that body." Because the Orivuv Compartment is Ventilated. Bijou Motor Parlors Limited THE HOUSE or SCRVICE FIFTH STREET SOUTH lethbridge, alta. PACIFIC COAST Saturday Games At San Francisco-Los Angeles 3, 5, 2; Han Francisco 2, 5, 3. At Salt Lake-Sacramento 2, 9, 3; Salt Lake 4, 9. 0. At LOrS Angele.s-Oakland 2, S, 3; Vernon 6, 9, 2. Sunday Gamies First game-Oakland 1, G, 3; Vernon 5, 5, 1. Second game-Oakland 3, 9, 1; Vernon 1, 5, 1. . Firat game-Los Angeles 7, 12, 1; San Franci.sco 1, R, 1. Second game-Los Angeles 1, 8, 0; San Francisco 2, 9, 1. .Sacramento 1, 12, 1; Salt Lake C, 8,0. MATTY MAY GO TO FRANCE Pittsburg, April 27.-Christopher Mathewson, manager of the Cincinnati Baseball Club of the National League, has telegraphed to William M. Sloane of New York, chairman of the war work council of the Y. M. C. A., that he "would bo glad to confer" with membe'rs of the council regarding the proposal that Mr. .Mathewson go to France to promote baseball among, the American troops there. ? ? ? '> in lawn bowling will be held In 4> > thi board of ti'ado room on-  > Tuesday evening, April 30th. : o .;. .> 41 � > .^ 4. ff * .'^.jM^ (By Billy Evans) Last summer I bumped into big Ed. Walsh, one of the greatest pitchers in tho history of the game. Walsh was attempting a come back stunt with the Boston Nationals. For several years after his arm failed him, Walsh aa a member of the Chicago White Sox. hung on, confident he would regain the old-time effectiveness which made him a pitcher feared by every American league batter. At tho time Ed. was doing so-so with tho Braves, although he was hopeful a change of scenery might prove beneficial. Ed Walsh stands out as one of the truly great spitball pitchers. When at the very peak of his success, Walsh did'nt use the cur\'e at all. He depended entirely upon the fast ball and the spitter. Since breaking into the American league I have worked back of a number of pitchers who had as good a spit ball as Walsh, and perhaps a half dozen who had a better break on their moist delivery, yet none of them fcame anywhere near attaining the sucess that fell to Walsh. The liesetting fault of every spit ball pitcher, since the inauguration of that style of delivery, has been a decided lack of control. There has been an exception here and there, and the one big exception was Walsh., Walsh's control of the spit ball was almost uncanny. In baseball circles it is a well-known fact that the spit ball lo^es much of its effectiveness when broken high, that is at the waist line or above. The spit ball is hardest to hit when kept at the knee. It was remarkable the way Walsh could throw^ball after ball in almost the very same spot, it seemed. - I Vv'ith many pitchers it is customary when they get into the hole to rely mainly on speed. The pitcher is always far more confident of his ability I to get the fast one over the plate, rather than the curve, the spit ball or the slow one. Thus in many cases, with the call three balls and two strikes, the batsman can reasonably expect the next pitch to be a fast one. Working along those lines he can position himself to considerable advantage in his efforts to hit the next ball pitched. With a'^ spit ball pitcher working, the odds are 10 to 1 that a fast ball will be the next offering, with the call three and two. Walsh was the rare exception to the rule among spit ball pitchers. Time after time I have sepn Walsh resort to the spit ball under such conditions. Often the ball game has largely hinged on whether the pitch was a ball or strike. In one game against Phil-aldelphia I twice saw him strike out one of Connie Mack's star batters with the bases filled and the call three and two. In each case Walsh' was forced to throw five or six spit balls before accomplishing his purpose. Thus it would seem control was perhaps the greatest asset a pitcher should huvQ. particularly if he uses the spit ball. 1 discussed that with Walsh, and he frankly admitted control was most necessary. He was firmly of the opinion that his marvelous ability in watching the bases was of even more advantage to him than his control. With Walsh working it was dangerous for a base runner to take much of a lead off any base. He had a move to first base that con stantly had the base runners up in the air. With Walsh working and the famous Billy Sullivan catching, the opposition seldom took many chances on the bases. As Walsh put it, it took a lot of base hits to make even a single run with blin pitching, three, at least, to use his own words. That ability to hold the runners on is most essential, is proven every year. Many recruits break into the majdrs who seem to have plenty of speed, a igood curve, and ability to field, yet are unable to stick. When runners get on they run wild, and in many cases the pitcher, in an effort I0 get the ball over, much of IiIh stuff. It is a common expression in baseball that a pitcher has lots of stuff until runners get on, then ipses it all.Also it would seem that Walsh talked wisely when he said his greatest asset was his watching of the bases, although it must be admitted he had the other assets in the pitching line. ARE VERY BUSY Arch. Mitchell of the Coaldale nurseries, has received the following letter from his son Jim, who is with tlie Canadian forces at Lens. He says these aro busy days for the Canadians: France, April 1st, 1917. Dear Mother and Father: This is Monday-could not got a chance to write you until now-and oven now I can't say very much, of course. We have been mighty busy boys for a while back-are beginning to get an odd wash and sleep now, thank goodness. Pete was missing for a long while, but is now reported with another division, which is O. K., as that division is out resting. Have polished oft more Hcinies these days than I ever dreamt of before, although he comes back, and has taken toll of us. My gas respirator saved mc a chily one yesterday-got a new respirator today. Absolutely no mall for quite a while -a few Blighty letters beginning to trickle in. However, things will coon be normal. > Nobody is much alarmed over here, and one thing, we are managing to get quite a bit of grub, so We are jake. Certainly plenty of adventure anyway. Heard from Uncle Alex. He seems in good trim. Spring is njaking up. Phlox, hyacinths, etc., etc., also pink blossoms coming out; paeonies and iris poking their heads out also. Snowdrops and daffodils about over. News over here is pretty contradictory so you can let us know what is going on, eh? One year ago yesterday we landed in France. It has been a long, busy year, I'll say, but not so bad on the vrtiole. Well, must quit. More next time, perhaps. Don't be alarmed if my maW is irregular, it is bound to be. Yours will come through eventually. as (ite number are recruited. All men are beiuK aunt to Hogina for training ui(d expect lo go overseas during May. ;riieae men all go as R.N.W.M.P. under their own officers. Tho members of the I. O. O. F. attended the -Methodist church Sunday evening, and heurd an excellent ser-lno;i from W. A. Lumis, brotherhood. Mr. Newcomo, who has charge of tho Y. M. (;.. A. cuuipaign for the district, visited Macle'od Saturday with Capt. Bob Pearson. DESPERATE ASSmiS (CONTlVtlET* FROM FBONT KaOS^ IE /' AGAIN RESIGNS London, April 27-Dr. Von ,Seydler, the Austrian premier, has for the second time presented his resignation, according to an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich today. The premier Is quoted as saylrg that he desired to quit office as 14) Ifiund the situation untenable. (From Our Own Correspondent) Macleod, April 29.-Dr. Kirk's family arrived in Macleod during the past week and are comfortably settled on 26th St. west. Capt. Bob Pearson spoke in the town hall on Saturday, April 27th, on the work of the Y. M. C. A. with which he is associated, having travelled the province for this work before leaving for France, which he exp'ects to do on May 5th. Preparations are being made for the big drive for funds for ).hls work on May 7th, 8th and 9th next week; and Maclood district will no doubt keep up their name for assisting this great cause, that is so important to our boys in the trenches. What might have been a bad auto accident occurred Saturday evening at the corner of 20th St. and 2nd Avenue, v.'hen the Hudson Bay Co. delivery/to avoid a collision, ran his car into the telephone office, resulting in- oniy slight damages to his and another car. Fifty Recruits Around the R. N. W. M. P. barracks things are moving as in other days, fifty recruit,?-have been taken on, and the first squad of forty men left Monday. Another lot will be sent as soon | heavier than they did in the storming of Kenimol Hill. The French at Looro and the British at Voormezeele, two local points of fighting, fought with the most, ferocious tenacity. Though neither place can be called vital to any Hue ol defence, yet the resistance has liu upered progress of the enveloping movement which the enemy now seonis to be directing against the next chain of iieights. Little doubt is entertained that tho enemy having tailed to roll up tho British array from Givnnchy to Arras, has decided to strike northward for the coast with all his weight. Will Be Costly Renter's correspondent at British headquarters says that whether the enemy attempts to carry the strongly defended hills by frontal attack orre-duce them by a converging movement he will find the operation of the costliest kind. There is abundance of evidence that tlie hardest struggle is in prospect in this area. The Germans are bringing up new divisions, while the enormous gun power accumulated on both sides is shelling the roads, towns and hills in the rear continuously and Ypres has been drenched with gas shells. Writers in London discuss the regretful possibility of the abandonment of Ypres, so long the northern biit-treas of the allied line, drenched with British blood as no other battlefield, but they emphasize that It Is for Focli to decide whether it is too costly to hold or so vital that every effort must be made to recover the positions whence the Germans are now threatening it. Heavy Fighting All Summer The conclusion is drawn from the course of events that Qermany is far from achieving a quick decision and thHt we' must expect heavy and continuous fighting all summer and fall. The Times says there is a growing conviction (hat the first swift German advances will not recur. "This is to be a very long battle and it Is not going quite as Hindenburg and Luden-dorff planned and expected," adds the ' Times. � GREAT FISH CATCH ? FOR THE WEST ? Ottawa, April 27.-The Can- ? ada Food Board has received : advices from the Pacific Const > that the trawler Carruthers re- ? cently returned to Prince Rup- ? ort with 120,000 pounds of ex- ' catch was frozen and shipped Hjade available at moderate rangements made by the Can- ? < ada Pood Board. ? THE NASH SIX Perfected valve-in-head motor. Value car^ at volume prices. These Models Now on Display. BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOUMAN, Msr. ;