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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - April 30, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERSLD rUBBDAY, APRIL 30,1918 it I II II If,_ '-^ � � ^ 1 * li % BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING PUySAISCRAICH President is Only Golfer Washington Without a Handicap in Washington-At last the only cratch man who plays golf at Wash-logton has been discovered. \ HJs name Is Woodrow Wilson and his residence is given as the White House, Washington, D. C. His official titles include those of president of the United States and commander-in-chief of the army and navy. Glancing through the list of handicaps at the Washington Golf and Country Club recently a member of the handicap committee, attracted by the magic symbol "scratch," desired to know how this golfer performed when on the course. He found that the president is a very human being on the links and is one of lew men who do not mind weather, playing golf when the wind blows high and cold as well as on those days -when the son shines clear and the greens are true. Interesting on CourM President Wilson, as in all things, is an intensely interesting figure on the .golf course. Human first, his pleasure at a good shot is only equaled by his desire to follow it up with another of the same quality. His favorite course, not the best in this locality, but one on which he can play his favorite match with friends or Mrs. Wilson without interruption, is that of the Washington Golf and Country club, a rolling course set down in the h lis of Virginia five miles from the heart of the capUal and hilly enough to satisfy the muscle-stretching desire of all those who do office work much of the day. aood. Shot Pleases Him On one occasion the former champion of the Washington Golf and Country club happened to be playing an adjoining hole and watched the proKideat get out of a particularly tr>--Jng sii:uation. His ball, sliced from the fourth tee, lay in a small gully and he had to make a perfect shot to retch the green, 140 yards away. Hit perfectly, the ball struck on the green and rolled within putting distance of the hole and the smile that broke over the president's countenance was as happy as that of a champion. In that respect golf is democratic. Sport Rests His Mind When he is worried by affairs of state one of the first desires ot the president is to get out to the golf course, where he can enjoy, unhampered, the country and the joy of seeing a perfect tee shot going straight on the pin. But his place at scratch Is not warranted by the quality of his game. .Although the president" plays a fairly good game, the handicap committee of the Wa.shlngton Golf and Country club had his position in mind when they placed him &t scratch, a purely innocuous position, for the chief executive never pla^fs in com petitions and therefore will not have to give a 25-handic&p man 16 strokes Ib a round of 4he course. His average score is probably in the nei|;hborh90d of 90 or 92, and sorae-tlnres he goes around the course in the high 80s. BASEBALL RESULTS AMERICAN JACKSON SLUMPS AS A HITTER Must Keep Up .300 Clip to Stay In the Majors. Joe Jackson of the champion White Sox has been playing ball-money ball -since 1908. That's the year he blossomed out with Greenville. In 86 games he batted .346. Since that time he has never dropped below the .300 mark. Once he soared beyond the .400 level. That was in 1911, with Cleveland, his first full year in the majors. But last year Jackson began to slip as a batter, and he slipped perceptibly, dropping a sheer 40 points over a season's play. If he had made one less hit he would not have hit .300. As it was he accumulated a mark of .301. The difference be'tween the southern boy's top mark in the majors and his low mark is tremendous-in figures it is exactly 107 points. The questioh is, is Jackson really slipping or was 1917 Bimply a bad year for him? Will he show a batting reversal as he did in 1916, when he bettered his 1915 average of .308 by more than 30 markers? To bo of any genuine value to a ball club a mechanical player of the Jackson type must be at least a .300 hitter and a consistent one at that. Jackson may well be classed as one ot the mysteries of the coming race Won. Lost. P.C. Boston....... .... 10 0 .833 Cleveland .... . .. 6 .660 Chicago...... ... 4 ;> .57! New York..... . . . . 5 7 .417 Washington .. . 4 6 .400 Detroit ...... 9 4 .333 Philadelphia .. .. ! ;.! / .300 St. Louis..... .' .. 2 3 .285 HAS RARE CURVE Has An Up-Curve That Fools the Batters-Only One Other Had It Hit Cleveland Hard Cleveland. April 29.-Chicago opened its series in Cleveland by hitting three Cleveland pitchers hard and winniiME eight to four. Score: Chicago .. .; .. 020,211,020-$ 14 0 Cleveland ..... 000.000,400-4 4 1 C. Williams, Danforth, Cicotte and Schalk; Groom, Coumbs, Enzemann, Wilkinson and O'Neill. * A Slaughter Urban Shocker, the young pitcher who was traded to the St. Louis Am-, ericans by the Yankees, is destined to i make the league sit up and take no-'?,r,t i ^^^^ '^'^ season. So said Fielder Jones, leader of the Browns, recently. Jones says that the former Toronto pitcher I has an up curve-r-a baseball rarity which nobcJJy else cftn flash and which only Al Orih among the bygone hurl-ers could produce.* "Al Orth, the onfy man with the exception of Shocker who might be said to have an 'up curve.' used slippery elm, which he applied to his fingers and, throwing underhand, caused the ball to jump upward. They used to say that Orth was a curveless wonder. ? ? : : : ? ? : : ; ? : : : IS THIS A JOKE? New York, April 29.-George Kennedy, of Montreal, who is in this city,, is quoted in the Tribune this morning us saying that his mission is to secure the Wlllard-Fulton heavyweight title bout tor JMontreai. The Montreal promoter is said to have declared that no real opposition could develop in the Canadian metropolis against such a champ^nshlp battle which could be made of any number of rounds up to forty-five, and that he will go west to confer with Willard and Colonel Miller, prepared to off St. Loui^ ...... o s Boston ...... 2 s Brooklj-n..... 1 9 ve as a curve, .. Walsh,Great�st��pitbal( Pitcher "Elmer Strickiett discovered the use of the spitball. He threw it overhand to cause 'a sharp down break. Ed. Walsh, who perfected it, used slippery elm and other � sfibstances. He was the greatest of U�e spitball pitchers because he had the 'greatest heart. He was to baseball whit John L. Sullivan was to the prize fing. "Clark Griffith used to knock the. dirt from his spikes by striking the ball against his shoes. Not many knftw ____ it, but Griffith in the old days was a .645 j member of the St. Louis Browns. Grit .625 i would strike the ball sharply against .5551 his spikes and cut two small abras-.200 I ions in the hide, grip his fingers Into them and pitch his famous sjow ball. He learned the trick from i Charley Radbourn, one of the greatest of them all. "One day while trying to 'wing' the P.C. .909 .727 .200 .100 Giants Win Philadelphia, April 29.-New York , defeated Philadelphia here today sixi'^aU Griffith discovered by accident to nothing. Benny Kauff got a double' that on some diamonds the grit from and three singles in five times at bat. adhering to the ball made the .New York .. . 100,200,111-6 12 i , sphere act strangely in the air. He was Philadelphia .. . 000.000,000-0 5 2 i Pitching ,a 'sail bail' as long ago, as Tesreau and McCarty; Mayer, Tin-cup and E. Burns. Matty Victorious Cincinnati, April 29.-Sharp batting In the sixth inning gave Cincinnati today's game over St., Louis tour to three. Score; ' St. Louis..... 010.200,000-S 8 Cincinnati..... 000,003,001-4 5 Meadows and Gonzales;; Regan, El Jer and Wingo. * Pittsburg-Chicago, postponed, cold weatlier. Boston-Brooklyn, postponed, wet grounds. SUSPICIOUS ILLNESS. An Atlantic Port, April 27.-Thirty-six cargo handlers in the crew of the Ualian steamship JDuca D'Abruzzi were suddenly taken ill on board today and were rushed to a hospital. Pending diagnosi.H physicians said the When the H*t Days Come Tou'U be Glad you Bought a Becaufe the Driving Compartment is Ventilated. ijou Motor Parlors Limited THE HOUSE OF SERVIce FIFTH TREET SOUTH LETHBRIOGE, auta. 1890. Yet there was a considerable talk about th;'s very ball last year. It is nothing new, as I have 8hb\*n you. BriflBs Used Emery Powder "Bert Briggs, a great pitcher, now dead, used emery powder, which he. carried in his hip pocket, and his fast ,11 ball took the most extraordinary 11 'hops,' some of which fooled his catch-' ers. He pitched for Toronto in 1901, when the Leafs won the pennant. "The custom ot sewing bits of sandpaper' inside the pitching glove, of v/earing them inside the sliirt and of having the t'ii'Et liaseman or catcher use the emery or sandpaper are old tricks that crop up now and then. "In the old days," continued Jones, "when the pitcliers were permitted to rub the ball in the dirt,, these things were easy. At iiome parks there was a .spot to one .side of the pitcher's box where the hom(! pitchers rubbed the and came up with it 'scuffed' and Jack Graney and Heinie Zimmerman were teammates at Wilkesbarre in 1907. They might have continued to be teammates in the big league had Bill Bernhard, pitching for Cleveland, visited Wilkesbarre a few weeks sooner, Bill, while out of the games with a busted finger, was sent to Wilkesbarre by Nap Lajote to look Graney over. He decided Graney was worth grabbing and also sought to purchase Zim merniah, but discovered the CUbs had beaten him to it. Graney and Bob Groom were team mates at Portland In 1908. Graney then being a pitcher. Groom went to Washington, while Graney went to Clevel&nd, it being 10 years later before- they were reunited. GRASSY LAKE Grassy Lake, April 29,-Excellent spring weather for seeding prevails, warm sunshine and warm winds.-All outfits are now on tit^ land and busy The past week most all the farmers have their drills on the land and about 60 per cent of the wheat is in. Wo hear the wheat is up on the Salvage la^id which joinsithe townatte. The dash of anow Saturday morning brought a little moisture but a good shower ot rain would be welcome. Wholesale Resignations From Village Council - Trouble Over Secretary's \ Position PORTLAND CRADLE STARS FOR MANY The Portland club ot the Pacific Coast League has sent any nupiher of corking good ball players to the major leagues, and Manager Walter McCredle, now with Salt. Lake, says that if it were not for the war he would have a complete team of ex-Portlind players in the majors, who could hold their own with any team. The war, he says, prevented Catcher Baldwin advancing to the majors this year. His ex-Portland team, aiftius the catc^fr, would be made up as follows: Pitchers Stanley Coveleskie of Cleveland, Bill James of Detroit, Mays 6f the Red Sox, Grefeg of the Athletics, Bob Groom and Byron Houck ot the Browns, Inflelders Peck-inpaugh of the Yankees, Olsen and Ward of Brooklyn, Bancroft of the Phillies and Hollocher of the Cubs; Outfielders Graney of the Indians, Heilman of the Tigers, and Williams ot the Browi.s. . PINCHER CREEK Pinchcr Creek, April 29.-The weatlier has been ideal for every line of work this spring, and it is safe to say, that to a very great extent the spirit of further production has been caught, and that to the usual activities of the farmers at this time ot the year there is an added zest. But it must be remembered that in most cases "the farmer" has had thl.s i)olnt) of view from his earliest days in the business.' There Is undoubtedly a larger acre (Special to th* HernM> Bow Island, April 29.-Bow Island today is without a- village council. Mayor Jamieson, Councillors Dulmage, Agar and Stewart have restgnedi�leav-. Ing three lone councilmen. Arrangements have not yet been made f6r the new electioi^ Various reasons are given for the resignations, but it is believed that the trouble over the position of secretary treasurer df the village will throw a light on the matter. Mayor Jamieson, of course, has been in ill health for some time and has been ordered to the coast by his physician. Uis resignation was previously expected. The others came as somewhat of a surprise. A couple of weeks ago the council had an application from John Walker, a qualified returned soldier, and recommended by the secretary of the military hospitalB commisBlon, for tho position of secretary-treasurer.' As W. A. Bateman held this position, the job was not .vacant. It was the opln-ion-of some councillors however, that as Mr. Bateiuan was not dependent ^�^'':!e''^l^'^iS^"tS:r i,!??-i'l?^'!^'^!-./-Jljf .H-!^ -!l per cent of the seeding of wheat is now accomplished. And if blessed with the preseuV brand of weather, the seeding of the later grains will rap idly continue. RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP symptoms resemble those of typhoid hall fever. An examination of the cargo winged until no matter how thrown it was begun. would 'jump' or 'ritle' the air." San Francisco, April 29.-Peri'y Mc-Gillivray of the Illinois A. C, reteined the American 100 yard indoor swimming championship here today when ho defeated a field ot eight competitors in 55 2-5 seconds in a pace sanctioned by the amateur athletic union. MisB Charlotte Boyle, of New York, won the women's national 50 yard champlon8hii> In 31 1-S seconds. Big demand for breeding sheep is springing up in all parts of the United States. 70 YEARS of experience in making Good Cigairt only, and the finesi imported tobaccos, accoiint for the excellence of the '^Noblemeii'' agar Everywftere: 2-for''a'Quarier, Tht 1iel