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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 3, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1917 ft'.....'..1.'..' ,'.....' .. .' THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE THREE Haskell Offers to Meet Eddie Franks Here Feb. 13 ' If Eddie Franks is agreeable, and Iherfe is no ; reason to doubl that he will be, the fans of Lethbridge will see their next Jjoxing bout on Tuesday, Feb. 13th, for the Lethbridge Sports . Club this morning received a wire from Benny Haskell,, the clever Winnipeg Jightweight, accepting terms to meet Franks on that'date. Eddie is in Moose Jaw, wliere he appeared oh Th.ursday evening in a six-round senii-windup to the Mulhall-McNeill go, anjd is expected back in town today. Eddie has said that he is ready to meet Haskell so there should be no hitch. HaiskeH is several pounds heavier than Franks, and offers to weigh in at 133 at three o'clock. .Franks should be back today, and definite announcement will be inade on Monday. c He Has Been Voted Into The Professional Ranks-^Is a Golf Hero (Bw H. C. Hamilton) New York, , Feb. 3. - When the United States Golf association voted at Its last meeting to uphold its def-Initlca ol'/an umateur,'and by ho doing put Fi-anclaOuimet on the footing of a professional golfer, it robbed amateur golf: of one of the most sensational figures it over jjossessed iu this country. In Bplte of the fact that the iiosi-tion of the Golf association -was coniniendable in that it made no dis-tinctiou between O.uimet or some lesser players, golfers the nation over _ never will erase from their memories the �ii�ctncle'of a slight 'youth, even-3y IJWyinfe his waf around a golf course and,, defeating^ Ray. and Var-'doh, England'.sytwo greatest golfers. Frhi^cls' Qulm'et wa^ barely twenty-one when fie accbinplished that feat. He 'sprang to'fajne in a blaze of glory in a day. He placed American amateur,�olf on a par with that pla/ed In forelga countries.  He becatne a :herOj'-: .  ; , vCrbn-dfe often-'hiive 'tlieir bad'll'ea-^twes.:" Hift-^/of-:;tft6" spfitiighl eonfetimeB- builds so ..that it "covers flefects. It was so In the case of Ouimet. BelievlnB himself innocent of any wrong doing he became mixed .up In an attempt to establish .a sporting gborfs: hpusq, coraniitling-' himself in 'such a';'mariner that his connection was estB-lly 'estaljlished. His violatia.n of the. co(Je 'was apparent and there "Was iiotlllhg tor the association to do but bar him. There were efforts to bring Ouimet out Of the grasp of such legislation by olforing amendments. The' struggle was long and hard-fought, but in the end the rule stood just as it always had and the boy-w.onder of Brooklino was branded a professional. . The feat, of Ouimet will go down in epoitihg annals parallel to that of Maurl'pe,, McLoughlin, also barred in recent mlings by the United States National 'Lawn Tennis aissbciatloh. '' McLoughlin'^ent-out and in a single afteiTloon va!i tion with the investigation. Deacon White is intrenches OeifciiA Wl;iit�/. well-beloved of. ,,�ll ,;pdHij)pX from tile ranks to a sergeant's stripes In the 138th battalion, but'wlilingly reverted to the rartks again in order that he might, get to the front more quickly. This news was conveyed to The Jbiirnalv by Bagiey, the well-known baseball player, who had the prlvllege-of Mhaking the Oeak's hand before,the grand old Roman left England for Somewhere in France. If good wishes are any critp.r.)on, the pid spout will return unmarked for his thousands of friends, ai-ejiuljihg for a safe and pe'e'dy'"Vtturn.-4ri In Missouri, where boxing in lim-itoil number of rounds already is permitted, a nieasura has been offered to raise the limit to 20 rounds. It is fostered "by Dr. C. W, Westerman, chairman of the St. Louis boxing commission. In S(. Louis 12-round contests, under polico .�supervision and without decisions, are In vogue. In Kansas j City and St. Joseph lo-rounds to a decision are permitted or barred, according to whether the police administrations are favorable or unfavorable. In Jbplin short contests to a decision are put on. The Westerman bill would make all parts of the state equal, 'After 10-Round Bouts In California the proposed law provides for a state boxing commission and 10-round bouts conducted by regularly incorporated clubs. The remainder ot tho commission's receipts above actual expenses would g'o to the mothers' pension fund. Nebraska solons are said to look favorably upon the measure offered by Gene Melady, the Omaha promoter, which would make boxing legal imder state supervision. The bill also would eliminate tho guarantee and make each fighter box on a percentage. Michigan in Field Contlitions in Michigan are peculiar, and over eagerness on thb part of tho promoters may spoil the chances. During the adtninistration of Governor Ferris both houses of the legislature passed a measure legalizing boxing. Wheu the measure reached the Governor it promptly was vetoed. Boxing enthusiasts were leading op-, ponents of the reelection of Governor Ferris and supported the now executive, A. E. Sleeper, who is said to look favorably upon glove contests. Minnesota in Danger The promoters, however, took too much for grnnted, and no sooner had Gpverilor Sleeper taken office than they Jjegau staging bouts all over the state, whereupon the ' governor instructed the sheriffs to clamp the lifl on and keep it on until such time as the spOrt had been made lawful. Minnesota is in danger of losing the game as a result of the boxing commission's interpreta^tiou of the law passed two years ago. George Moeller, k repre.sontative and author of the law. intended that the entire state should be permitted to stage bouts,-but the comtiiission construed it to apply only to St. Paul. IMlnneap-olis and Duluth, and Moeller, anger-, ed at wh.it he beiioves unfair rulingaif| is asking a repeal ot the law. Govt. Bitterly Assailed On Matter of Ross Riifle; Hon. F. Oliver Speaks Oiit YIR BONO WON BY en ATHLETES Most of the football dates and tide tables for 1917 have been arranged, but AS yet tho big league and the Dlllon-Levinsky schedules are tentative. m a d I i n canada T O O K E COLLARS ; is CBNTS B^gH^ TOQKE BROS. LIMITED London, Fer. ;i, (New York Herald cable)-British sportsmen make a sple.idid showing on the list of military honors issued a few daj's ago. Polo, football,, cricket, boxing, racing and golf were all represented by men who ha,ve made their names famous in thsir resiioctive sports. Tho field marshal, Sir . Douglas Haig, was in his more athletic days a .splendid polo player, having represented Oxford University against Cambridge in 1882 and 1883. Ho subsequently won distinction in Inter-reglmental competitions. EUgar R. Mebbs, the famous English international R.ugljy footballer, who enlisted as a private at the outbreak of the war and afterward raised a company for the Northampton Regiment, composed chiefly of Rugby footballers, \yorked hiiS way up to the rank oC lieutenant-colonel and Js now awarded the Distinguished Service Order. Another Rugby international player to receive the D. S. O. is Lieut.-Col. B. A. Hill, the old United Services and Blackheath forward, -who has played for England nine times. Another miackheatli Itootballer tfi get the D.S.O. is Lieut.-Col. W. S. D. Craven, who also is a boxer ot more than average merit, having won the navy and army heavyweight title in 1905 and 1906. Cricket's representatives Include Col. H. S. Bush, C.M.G,, who is appointed to brevet colonel, and Lieut.-Col. H. S. Poyntz, who has gained the D. S. O. Col, Bush was captain of the Surrey County team, while Lieut.-Col. Poyntz is equally well known as a member of the Somerset County club. Another cricketer. Captain H. S. Altham (Oxford University find Sun-ey) 'has wan the Military Cross, and'a like (distinction has been gained by Capt- 'R^ 0, Schwa'rz ,who has played for England at Rugby football, and against H3ngls,hd at cricket while a .member pf^thfi South African teams which tovlrtilj-.tho opuntry in 1907 "and'1312. Ottawa, Feb. 2.-The Ross rifle was discussed in llie House of Commons today to the practical exclusion of al! oilier topics. Tho debate took place in nonimltlce on the half billion war ,TPl)ropriatio)i resolution. F. B. Carvell opened tlio discussion with a request for Information as to wii.v the Ross rifle factory is coutlnu ing to turn out largo quantities ot the discarded arm. Sir Hobcrt Borden, in a speech which he commenced at fcnu* o'clock and did not finish until the evening session, wont into a full histoiT of the Ross rifip troubles. Tho prime minister maintained that the gov&ramcnt w.is more or less bound by the terms of the contract made by the tnvmer government with the Ross Rifle ^m-pany. Ho informed the house that a British contract had been entered into with the company in 1914 for 100,000 rifles, ot which less than 50,000 had yet been supplied, while tho Canadian contract tor 100,000 made in March last, is practically all to be filled Ross rifles, Ko said, were being sent to England, for tho use ot the home forces and tho marines. Mr. Carvell thought it strange that step.s had not been taken for the manufacture of tho improved Lee Enfield, which is being manufactured in the United States. In war time, he said, the contract could not hold, and the government could have taken over control of the factory if necessary. Sir Sam Hughes made a vigorous defence ot the Ross rifle. The whole trouble, he said, was due to defective ammunition, the Ross rifle showing Its superiority over tho Loo Enfield in all the tests made. The only "breeze" in connection with the debate occurred just before the adjournment ot the house, when Hon. Frank OUver vigor-' ously criticized tho government, and Sir Robert Borden just as warmly defended tho course of the administration. Mr. Oliver said that when war broke out the government should have taken stops to see that the rifle in the hands ot the soldiers was tlio very best. This had not been done, and no action was taken .until their hands were forced by the British authorities. There was no justification or excuse for the action of the government and it could only be ascribed to the fact that the minister of militia always defended the riflo and still do so. The responsibility Was strictly the government's. Sir Robert Borden said the government was as anxious as possible to isee the men at the front well siip-plied with the best possible rifles. "Does the honorable member realize," said tho premier, "that he is imakiug an attack upon a rifle tor whi$h he is responsible as a member of tlie government which adopted the rifle?" Mr. Oliver replied that his .complaint was that when the rifle was actually tested the government did not take notice of tho tests. "I deny tliis," came back the premier. "We did take oiotice. As soon as we were informed of the situation we informed the first division to be armed with Lee-E|nf!elds. We then considered what was to be done. "When tho member for Edmonton," declared Sir Robert, "casts sneers and makes those absurd approaches ho does not do himself credit. Vv'tj ai'S inspired by as high a seuso of duty as ho ever -was or will be. ThcaQ, sneers come with ill grace from tho honorable member, having regard to the administrative record of hlg government." �Mr. Oliver, in reply, said that ho was a member ot the government which Itad adopted the Ross riines; it had served its purpose during tho time ot peace, and was the best target rifle in tho world. Ho would not accept any responsibility for it ;is u, service riflo . Me rolioved the gp,"-ernment ot all responaibility of larving the rifle to the battlefield, but held them responsible for any delay in di.s-cArding it after it was fo.und to. be ft failure. The Canadian militia authorities should have acted and not waltzed for the British authorities. AIWETHYST AGAIN Buenos AiTes, Feb. 2.-The Britiahl cruiser Amethyst, one ot the squadron searching for German raiders in the South Atlantic, was attacked by, a submarine, according to tlie Per-nambucb ne-wspaper Jornal Paqueno, but repelled thc attack. Seven French reservists, after having spent twenty-six months on active service, are on their -way to their homes Is Saskatchewan and Alberta, where they will spend their twent-ono days' furlo.ugh. Among them are Pplvate Bernard Penau, of St. Brleux, Sask.; Gunner Emile Stevenin, 5tli Artillery, Dunkirk, Sask; and Gunner, Emil Ledressay, 8%th Artillery oi Kennedy, Sask, FARE & ONE-THIRD To EDMONTON FOR THE BONSPIEL February � to 10, '17 Ticket* on Sale February 7 to 9. Return Limit Februat'y 14, '17: Tickets and full information from any C.i?.R. Ticket Agent. R. DAWSON, District Passenger Agent CalgaiT, Alberta Phone 1666 410 5th St, S. The Tailor  (J. B. De Guerre) High Class Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring. EXPERT DRY CLEANERS AND DYERS.-ALTERATIONS A SPECIALTY. FURS STORED, REPAIRED AND INSURED. AND NECKWEAR 17 03 29 390217 204?20 ;