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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, FKBItUAR'Y 2. 11)1 8 THE LETHBRIDC.E DAILY HERALD "BRINGING UP FATHER' PAGE THREE is to Calgary Sweet Edmonton Deciding Basket Championship . The following special to the Cal-gary Herald from Edmonton will cause Lethbridge and Raymond bas-keieers to smile a smile: Edmonton basketball officials, players and fans are enjoying a hearty laugh at the calm effrontery and undiluted gull of the ancient Bill Dingle, who has been playing basketball in Alberta since Hector was a pup. In the course of a letter, which is a masterpiece of English as she is "spoke," the affable (Jr. Dingle invited the University V. M. (.1, A. and Namao teams of the Kdinonton Senior Basketball league to journey to Calgary next, mouth and engage in a tournament for the championship of the province. Briefly Dingle contemplates a tournament with three teams from Kdmonton, the Calgary Y.M.C-A.. Lethbridge Y.M.C.A. and Raymond Athletic Club at death's grips on the Calgary Y.M.C.A. floor. To quote the letter, "each team wi'>l he allowed reasonable travelling expenses." Want Home and Home Games The players comprising the Edmonton City League are beardless youths but were not born yesterday, nor even the day before, and hardly had Dingle's letter been given the once over than a horse laugh resounded to the high heavens. The supreme nerve of the Calgary officials in even thinking Edmonton would consent to such a proposition caught the risibles of the meeting. As of yore, home and home games will prevail, when the championship of the local league is decided and the title holders are in a position to play off with the other group winners. Three Edmonton teams were invited to compete, while it will be noticed the Calgary Y.M.C.A. was to select the best available players from their house league to form one team. Another pretty thought Then again, how in the name of all that is great and good do the Calgary officials expect some IS basketball players to get away from their studies and places of employment for some four days at this time of the year'.' The fans have a life-sized photo of President Tory, of the University, bestowing IjIb parting benediction upon the University of Alberta basketball team, as it casts lectures aside for the nonce, and sets out for an extended holiday in the south. If studies interfere with basketball then out out the studies, is evidently the Calgary idea of a student's life at Varsitee. Ideas in View "bong John" Crozler, who is by the way of being the man behind the basketball movement in this city, was the recipient of Bill Dingle's letter. Crozier is a farmer boy; one of those farmers who assists his father to farm a section and a half of rich Alberta soil, to market thousands of bushels of No. 1 Northern, and to see that rust does not accumulate on the family's fleet of automobiles, so it did not take John long to arrive at a decision. The Edmonton suggestion, which being conveyed to Bill Dingle by j His Majesty's mails, is aB follows: That Raymond and Lethbridge play off to decide the southern title, Calgary Y.M.C.A. and Kdinonton Y. M. C.A. play home and home ganies to decide the inter-city title, the first game to be played in Edmonton on February 11, when Calgary can take advantage of the cheap rates prevailing for. the Rotary Club convention here. Return game to be played in Calgary a week later, total points to count, and the winners to meet the winners of the Raymond-Leth-bridge series on the Y.M.C.A. floor in Calgary the following night. This gives Calgary all the best of it. with two final games on their own floor, hut Edmonton is willing to grant tills edge, as the players.feel confident they have nothing to fear from southern opposition. We have yet to hear that Lethbridge or Raymond has been approached by the officials of the frozen north who are bent on deciding the basketball championship in their own sweet way. There is just a possibility the Leth-hridge-Raymond end of the series might like a crack at the championship elsewhere than on the Calgary floor, especially if Calgary should happen to beat the boys who called themselves champions after a memorable tour Christmas week. Some suggestion that the finals he played an home and home games might be considered or that a neutral floor would be the logical place. But to meet Hog Town on Hog Town's own floor-well, they're simply not. doing it this year, Mabel. CURLING Last night saw the Summit Lime Works competition well under way. Boyd beat Hamilton, Leech tMat Johnson, Clark beat Scott and SReith won from Freeman. J�la>* iu this event continues Monday night, the draw being as follows: Kirkham vs Macleod. Taylor vs Davidson. McNabb vs McKensde. Spaulding vb Shepherd. Tonight Carmangay is here, Cadillac games and there will sheet open for scratch games and one for the ladies. Get your rinks lined up for the city championship *and the local bonspiel and hand to the secretary, L. W. Clarke. for the be one SNOW IN VANCOUVER j Vancouver, Feb. I.1-Vancouver's annual cold snap d is solved into a snowstorm today. Backed by a strong wind from the northeast the snow, which started before daylight, Boon covered pavements and sidewalks and before nine o'clock street, cars wore suffering some delay. By ten o'clock a snow plow had been sent around the belt line. Before noon the temperature had greatly moderated and there is every indication of rain before Sunday. SPEAKING OF AUTOMOBILES Did you ever stop to think how much it means to you to have your car factory built instead of assembled? Assembled cars arc built in a dozen or more factories, and to as many standards. Parts are not always interchangeable and considerable delay is often experienced in obtaining parts. With factory built cars, there is but- one''.standard. Parts are interchangeable and easily obtained. Factory built cars are sold tinder a guarantee, and in case of defects, the factory protects you. THE MITCHELL IS A FACTORY BUILT CAR. Btyou Motor Parlors THE HOUS^ OF SERVICE FIFTK' STREET SOUTH ... LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. Abbington,JMas$., Feb. 2. John L Sullivan, ex-heavyweight rhampion pugilist of the world, is dead. FEB'Y Clonie Not Coming Till March So Ross is Being Given a Chance To Do a Come Back Latest word from Clonie Tait is that the Canadian lightweight champion will sojourn in the east during February taking on a number of boys not quite so classy as Rocky Kansas in order to learn that inside stuff which makes him Icary of the good boys south of the line. So the fans who had their hearts set on seeing Tait in action here in February against Phil Bloom or some other good boy will have tio wait awhife. Tait promises for sure to come to Lethbridge for a match about the middle of March, and there is plenty of material avaailabte from which to pick an opponent who will give the Canadian champ a chance to show the rabed fans of this part of the world that he has learned to mix it at close quarters. Meantime said fans are clamoring for a bout, and Young Al Ross, who isn't down-hearted ' by any means over his bout with Harrison, wants a chance to show them that he is all they ever believed him to be. Ross isn't setting up any alibi for losing the decision to Phil Harrison, but he vows ha can do 100 percent better against just as good a man as Harrison and will not be happy till he demonstrates that fact. So the Joca) promoters have arranged to give Ross the opportunity to make good his promise that he will get in shape to meet a tough one and deliver the goods in a way that will demonstrate to the ring followers that he can stand the gaff and indulge in some In-fighting into the bargain. And the man who will give Ross his chance to display his wares will be "Spider" Wolfe. The date will be February 20th, it is understood. f only has local and Of "Spider" Wolfe it ia necessary to state that he been recommended to the promoters by Nate Lewis Jim Walsh, booking agents of Chicago, who picked Phil Harrison as Ross' opponent in his last match. Wolfe has met all the good boys in the middleweight division including Knockout Brown, Al McCoy, Mike O'Dowd and the rest and is said to be just as classy as Harrison. In that case fans may look forward to a mill that will be 50 percent faster than the last for Ross has sworn to get in condition by the hardest training of his career. The outlook is bright at any rate and the fans will be on deck to see whether the local protege has lived up to his advance notices. 4- Camouflage Fisher, Minn.-Residents of the village of Fisher will in the future be forced to take baths on days designated by the village council and each person will be limited to two baths a month. This action was made necessary by the extreme lowness of the Red river, from which the population gets its water supply. Editor Herald, Lethbridge. *4' Dear Ed: I see by the papers . * * * That' the people Of Fisher, Minn.. U.S.A. �   Can only take T\yo baths a month And then only When the mayor SayB it's O.K. And I'm writing you. Mr. Editor To say I think It's a fine scheme jfc *u And should be tried Here in Lethbridge Because it would help  mm Save water and Reduce the taxes * * * And that would tickle  * m Mayor Hardie �   And so 1 think He ought to be Keeper of the baths * * * And maybe then *   We couJd give him * * * iA title,    K. C. 3. * * m Or something like that. *   Heally. Mr. Ed. �   I'm afraid the people & m n Will take too many baths * *  When*the pumps come. If they ever do, And the filter plant Gets to working And people A bath can have * j:' * In "clean" water Which they never did Before And I'm afraid * * * Mr. Editor, The pumps wouldn't stand if * * The strain. * * * And look at the coal And the gas It would savo Heating water And then maybe The theatres And the movies Would keep open So if you think ft Two bathless Sat. nights * *  � A month Would be alright Just tell the mayor * > > *> > > > > * v ? TIMED CAMERA TESTS SPEED OF BASEBALL > ? I The 2nd team of the Lethbridge basketball club journeyed to Raymond last night and after1 a stiff struggle succeeded in defeating the Raymond juniors by the score of 31-20. The roads were bad and the team did not arrive on the scene of action till nearly nine o'clock and the Rarymond crowd had given up the game. An exhibition game between the Raymond juniors and seniors was in full sway on their arrival. The first half saw Raymond get away to a good start ringing up five points before Lethbridge secured a counter. It was nip and tuck all the way through and, at the close of the half the score stood 12-10 in favor of Lethbridge. The locals seemed now to be warmed up and from the start of the 2nd half began to serge away from their larger opponents. With ten minutes to go, Burr of the Senior Raymond team took Fairbanks place at forward for the remainder of the half. It seemed to make no difference and the game began to get rough, Raymond committing many fouls which" were costly. Wilf. Murray for the locals was all over the floor at once and shot foul baskets particularly consistently, securing 17 points for the winners. Hudson played a good centre game getting four field baskets, and George Young was playing the full forty minutes at his best. Lethbridge guards helped to spill the beans, Jack Shand holding his man to one basket and Fred Davis his to two baskets. For the conquered, Fisher was in the game the full time, making eight points, Fairbanks played a good combination game. Their guards were good, Romney playing an exceptionally good game. The score and line-up was as follows : Lethbridge. Raymond. Forwards 1 low fast docs a thrown baseball travel? Some recent experiments by Frank B. Gflbrcth, an efficiency engineer of Providence, R.T., as describ- Ktory in a ree.ent issue of a ~n.7.ine, attempt to ans- round that a fast ball c.isonably fast pitcher, it left his hands to the .. .r:;l the bat, required 0.2SS That was travelling at the eil in u monthlv wcr tin-Mr. thrown from th;: time it vl-second. rate of 210.07 teet per second, or about 'JA miles per minute, which is nothing like the speed generally attributed to fast balls by the public, or by the ball players themselves. The pitcher in this particular case was Arthur Fromme, formerly of Cincinnati and the New York Giants, and the test was made In California. Now Fromme can't be regarded as a fast ball pitcher, and some opinions of the speed of a thrown ball will have to be revised if Mr. Gilbreths timed Art's pitches right. The tests he made do not agree with previous experiments by a considerable margin. Mr. Gilbreth made his experiments with a camera to which was attached a timing arrangement and in addition to the speed of a hall thrown by the pitcher hei claims several other interesting discoveries, thus described in the Monthly: With White in the box, Mullaney catching and Snodgrass at second, it required 4.407 seconds to pitch the ball (Including "wind-up") and to return it from the catcher to second for a put-out. The actual time that elapsed from the moment that the jhali left the hand of the pitcher to the moment when it dropped into the glove of the second baseman was 1.69 seconds. The actual time consumed from pitcher to catcher wan 0.351 second - a rate of .somewhat more than two miles a minute. Tho catcher recovered to launch the ball nt second base in 0,317 second. U. required only O.T'.l'I second to throw the ball from catcher to second base -a distance of \2'J feet. The record for a 100 yard dash is only !' 3-5 seconds. No wonder bases arc difficult to steal. Mr. Gilbreth's films are interesting: in showing how long it takes a player to make up his mind what to do next, A baseball player must make quick decisions. A delay of a tenth of a. second may be fatal. Strange things are revealed by Mr. Gilbreth'a camera. So swiftly does the ball travel that it is struck by the bat before the pitcher's foot has risen to its full height from the ground. Some pictures show the hall in the catcher's glove before the batter even began to strike. GOOD BUSINESS Supt. Pennefather is ace high with the skating fraternity of the city today. Last night about 500 kiddies and grownups enjoyed the R.N.W.M.P. open air rink. The ice was great. It was noted yesterday too that the city snow plough was busy cleaning off the school rink. Good business. For all it costs the city should keep all the rinks clean. They are free to the people and good for the health. ? ? ? v ? ? ? 4 Murray ... ... 17 Fairbanks .. 4 5 Centre S G ua rd s Shand n * Burr..... ----0 o i. fulfills aD the leu We Sell ipped with Famous Geo. McKillop, referced; XaJder 'iimpire; timekeepers, R. Skouson and Osgood BAALIM MOTOR HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mgr. CHEF Valuable Feature Pte. Geo. Bairri, one of the former members of the famous Taber Chefs, j who was r�"orted missing at the front OF CANADA In Septet ' clared oU day's ens,; returned t:> Man., after IS* 16, has now been de-ly dead, according to to- lists. Pte. Baird, who s home at Pilot Mound, playing with the Taber Chefs for several years, was living there at the time the war broke out, and he enlisted with a Winnipeg regiment. He was at the front for several months before being reported missing. Ho was a son of Hon. J. B. Baird, speaker of the Manitoba legislature. Joint Account opened with the Union Bank of Canada In the names of two persons* Is that If one dies the family funds are not tied up just when they are likely to be most needed The survivor can withdraw the money without delay or formality. Think it over-then open a Jdint Account � LETHBRIDGE BRANCH - - - F. W. NICHOLSON, Manager CARDSTON BRANCH BAR0N8 BRANCH - P. V. Cavers, Manager Blackwood, Manager I ? ? ? SIGNS WITH BOSTON NAT- on tho Georgetown University ed by the Boston National �> League club today.