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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta ALL THE LOCAL AND WORLD'S FORSMOST EVENTS Verily, the Ball Player )sl a Slave tract he should luce, allott- ed lo sign with any duD lie tola dla means that the playur Is allowed to HEjtALD British Heavyweight Champion Knocked South African Out in Quick Order London, Dec; Wells, the heavyweight champion made iiis.first appearance in the ritg Jn Lontioh since his return from the you grant that much to player you've made a concession worthy ol loto. What a ridiculous condition pre vails when a- man has no voice in his destiny or ftitui'e! ;He must bow to he will that' rules baseball with its ron hand or follow some other voca- Ion in life. It'is not so with the actor, he jockey, the football player, tho arsman, the fact, only In baseball does this condition exist. Personally I believe that baseball oituiros certain conditions that the t'nitcd States, when lonight he sports do not need to make It ami knocked out George Itodcl, cham- pion ol-South Africa. The end ot the fight came in the second roun! JVells .twice "had floored Rodel. alter LACK. OF TRAINING "DEFEATED WOLGAST Such Statement Made by Bro- thtr OUo.Who Ought to Know llilwaukes Dec was the Jack of proper traiutag that caused Ad to.lose his title. This was the explanation giienbero tcdai by Otto Wolgast, hrother of the termer lightweight champion. If Ad had been in proper condi tion be would still be clumpion I flon t think he Intentlonalh fouled Kitchio _ would prefer to lose standing on both feet and fighting to the success it: is and to keep it free from taint. But this signing away your life from the instant you put your nnuie to the first baseball contract .when you enter upon your career with the bush league is not only but unconstitutional. It's against every principlo that rules our land. Some the day may not be far dis laws of the land will set in and put a stop to it. We believe that a player should be placed under con- tract for a given number of years. When the player has fulfilled his con-1 Take cut of Frank Chance for example, tie rehwaed by the Chicago National offered a moat a with the New York Hlt'h'laudara. 'lie must refuse it, or rather'he is not open al plub. la poaltlcm to accept It because ofher cluba of the National league refuse io oh aim and ho'must play with such cluli that want him for about one-third of what he could earn in New Yort or retire from the game. The gates are closed against his accepting the bei offer made him. Is this in accort ince with the progressive prlnciplea he country demands from Its pros dent and others that make the laws should say not, 'and, as referred I ibove, some day It wiii all change. Let's hope those who guide the des tiules of baseball will themselves: mak- these changes before they are to by law or otherwise. We want thi national commission to retain, contro of baseball, but It's not fair or honea to force a youug man to sign away his life or he can't find employment as a player. Players Out For Old Style Hockey ALBERTA UNION FAVORS AMERICAN SYSTEM ffot Putting Ball In Play on the Grid Away With Bid Point In Scoring Calgar) Dec Alberta Hug by Union, at its annual meeting, held in Red Deer last night, adopted a re- solution notifying the Canadian Rugby Union that it favors the putting of the hall In play by the snap back system. The meeting also went on record as favoring the doing away of scoring of points by kicking to the dead ball line cff to the touch-in-goai territory. BELGIAN GIANT WINS aux Went Down Twice Before Lcmar at Montreal Montreal, Dec. Caz- ftaux again failed to defeat Constant Lemar. Tonight they met at the .Grand Opera House, and after one of the fastest wrestling matches .of the season, the Belgian giant, was the win- ner, defeating his opponent at Graeco. Honian in fourteen minutes, and in eighteen min- utes! Ottawa, news that the N. H. to play one-hal ot the season under sixnmn_ruleB been locally, although the majorilj'of ihe fans and players would much prefer to see the old game in a'll .winter. Still President Qillnn's-effort to'give the Otuwas a chaiice to'liave iheL style they prefer oefore the. public for one-half of "the season is appreciated. "Skccnc" Ronan Glvei Opinion VSkeene" Ronan, who will very like captain tho Ottawaa 'this vear, lnks thftt the idea is a good one In one way. will have one-half of he season to show the fans the dlf- erence in the game, and I think that he majority of them in all four cities will announce their preference for the old says Itounm. "It's going to cause a lot of trouble to change the rules, though. "When we played seven- man hockey at Boston last year, after getting into the six-inaa style we found that wo couldn't get It's going to be tkftt way they. make change Noue of the tea me will just they are for the first fen gamea Leaueur thinks the same figuring that the will tend to throw the tearasfoff .thelr'balknce at fir.t Still I think that the idea is a good one and that the fans of Mon :real, Ottawa and 'Toronto will favor the old gahie AS for me, it makes er> little difference what style they plaj but its my opinion that chang nSr to the en man game he plavera lacs wofk to do so thft vhat they do should be done well hey should show greater speed. The ix-man game is an excellent condl ioner, and the first month of Jt wjl] lave the players in the pink of coa- lition. It will be a change, for, under even-man rules they seldom were in bndition. In this way the seven-man, ame should be shown in its mbBt fav rable light." "fcJedHavm' Cigar THAT Mao, MELLOW SM.OK OFTIN AtKl'l ron BY MEN WHO APpRECIAf i A GOOD CIGAR. YOU HY KNOW IT A aiOMT THE NAME I i PERFORATED loOWN ONE SIPE "Baled IARE MADE oyT or JTHE VERYFINEIT ItUBAN GROWTH IAND WE MAKE (JURE THAT IT JRIRST GRADE, (HENCE THE IN- ]COMPARABLE (FLAVOR OF THE "BALED HAVANA" JtOOK FOR THE (NAME "BALED HA- VANA" STAMPED ON THE CIGAR. WATCH FOR XMAS PACKAGES. Jose Gaste Company of Baled Havanae, El Mora, Ml Linda LONDON, ONT. Saturday. How Roller Got Opponent's Goat A York etokufc prlntw I In rollowm, on "Dgo'V Holler, wfco It known. 11 one of (he rao4t lutelllfoni lu the mat "In liu a lurc-onouth "The surest anil a u too." the who Mked lorious. locally n Kelly, and he blllwj (o Or. B. F. Roller, Ike pkyalolan- who btciuti. of the table ami took to mat. never till when a tny like that'll all? youie Mraethin', a brake iq, a< In, tne rooqi. 'Next (o Kejly oh- Mrve4, "doctors ain't 'no friendi o< mine. 1 allui thought thia here done -was a steer. But It It it ain't. Say, I aorta been1 like was jrrowln' In riie alala sonjewimre." A runt poked held through the canvasxand called Kelly lo the artina, above, alx th'otis- ind hungry (ana waited to be red with tie of the.mafn bout. Kelly was the mon in front of of bulky Idol, who looked like an capable of holdjng any- hhig up, from words to (rains; Holler was In Ills comer, ami siied up his fidvemr.v, whom he had o tpas in thirty minutes, or forfeit he match. tbty shook hinds Holl whlauerwl tgmeihtiig to Kelly,