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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VSISDiyESDAY. FEBRUARY 6, 191S THE -LETHBRTDCSE DAILY HERALD PAGE THREE 'BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus $1500 Pitcher Put $115,000 in Coffers of Chicago White Sox A $1500 pitcher won the. 1917 world's championship, adtled ^115,000 to the coHers of the Chicago While Sox club and made Charles A. Comiskey owner ot a team in line to pick up many more thouEunds during the coming season. rrban Faber, known In polite baseball circles as "Hed." Is the Uurlor whom Oomlskoy purchased tor a pittance. In ISl.-i Faber was pitching for the Des Atolnes team in the Western league and was making opposition batsman look like revolving storm doors. While the Des Moines hurlor, assisted by Clint Roggs, was pitching Des Moines into second place, Frank Isbell and Tom Fairweather, owners, were trying to peddle him. Isbell knew Faber was a major league pitcher, and besidos ho needed the money. A major league pitcher wouldn't do him any good and the money would. The time for the draft drew near and It was a certainty that Home majorie^gue club or some class AA club would draft Faber. In those days the draft price was only $1000. The day before the draft opened Isbell boarded a train Chicago bound, gained an audience with Charles A. Comlakey, and presented his case, at tho same time giving'his candid opinion ot all baseball scouts. "Commy" wasn't in a generous mood that afternoon, but he was charitable, lie offered to give labell 11500 for Faber. He was certain tho sum was a donation. Ubell didn't mind having $1500 thrust upon him. Ho w$s only disappointed at the amount, and also peeved at Comiskey's attitude in considering $1500 for a $15,000 pitcher a gift, so he made a counter-propoaitlon; That the White Sox pay $1500 for Faber and if he failed to make good, no pay. Faber proved a winner for Chicago at OBC�, and as a direct result one major league scout lost his Job. There la no need to give his name here, but he was employed by the Washington Americans. Clark Griffith, tlie Washington manager, fired tho scout because he had followed Faber in tho Western league for nearly three weeks and then labelled him with the "N. G." sign. > C >  o CURLING ASNEVERBEFORE FOR WOLFE MATCH Local Idol Doing Road Work- Has Had Tonsils Removed -Tait in 'Peg A.A.A.UJAYSET OAIESFORBAIET New Plan Being Put Forth To Soh'e Tangle in Basket World sure, to the southern teams, and would do away with the dickering which Is now going, on. Certainly, in view ot the lack ot a central body to control the basketball game in the province it would be wise for some sport organization to -.step In and handle the question for this year and th� A.A.A.U. looks like the logical body tor ^he job. But before another year the basket, bailer* should fonn a provincial organisation to put the game v LETHBHIOQEi, auta. Young Al Hoss started training Momlay tor his bout with "Spider" Wolfe ot Chicago which will be staged here two weeks from tonight, February L'Otli. And this time Robs is going to train. Friends were surprised yesterday to see tho local ring idol hitting It down the road in running togs. Ross is doing road work. It is a long time since ho did training ot this^ kind b\it after his bout with Harrison he decided that before ever ho wont into tho ring again ha would put hImBolf in condition that he ,could go 20 rounds if ne-ces.sary. By this method he figures that lie can go in and fight �all the way for ten rounds. That's his plan of campaiigu for Mr. Wolfe, and if he doesn't surprise his friends with his speed and staying powers he will ho a badly , surprised man. Fans who saw the Ross-Harrison TOatch will remember ,that Harrison was in such fine condition that he never even took a drink of water for the first five rounds, and at the end of the bout did not appear the least .bit tired or winded. Ross used .to Jie in that condition tpo, three or four years ago, but sihce he has been fighting in Lethbridge he has not been forced to extend himself, and so got into bad training habits. The local boy also wants a training partner', or two who can mix it to a finish. A fine training gym is being fitted up over the �Plaza and Ross Invites any who will mix it with him to come around. Another thing that will help* Ross In his match with Wolfe Is that he lias had-his tonsils removed. These were a source ot trouble to him in the Harrison bout and hurt his wind. Now however the enlargement is gone and Ross thinks he wllh bo a great deal faster. The local man has just as many friends as ever who are very anxious for him to win in this bout. Wolfe is touted to be just as good a man as Harrison, a little rangier and not quite so youthful, but more experienced. Koss however is not tho least bit scared and thinks he can show the fans of Southern Alberta that ho was not at his best last month in his go with Horrison. One other reason tho fans are going in shoals to see Robs on ' tho 20th is that he has been reexamined by the medical board and has been raised from Category D3 to Category A2, Just how Hobs' exemption application will be viewed, is hard to say but it behooves vo were even. � MANY HOMERS ON POLO GROUNDS Home Team, However, Doea Not Seem to Have Advantage The Polo Grounds are the delight ot home run hitters, so far as the American league is concerned, and tho total of Yankee homers is usually high, but a New York statistician has tlgurod out that there has been no great advantage to the hom�dub In this respect, In fact, visiting teams at. the Polo Grounds made nlore homers there last aeaaon than did the Yankees in all their homo games. - FYank Baker and Wally Fipp found the right field wall to their liking, but Tim Hendryx dropped five balls In the loft field bleachers. Only nine drives were made into the right field" ata'rids by Y�nk�i3 sluggers. There were 19 home runs credited to the Yankees to all sections ot the field, while visiting players accumulated 23, CHAMPION WAS STRONG Vancouver, February 5. - How a Vancouver airman brought down from the clouds the most pleasing portion ot his Christmas dinner, and incidentally the manner iii which he enjoys tho now form ot sport in England, is told in a letter just received In tho city from Flying Instructor G. W. Whalley, who is stationed at the Royal Flying corps depot in Norfolk. "1 caught a gooao on Christmas ovo, he writes. "A flock flew over tlTe airdrome and three of us went up in machines and chased them. 1 was lucky enough to cut one down with the wires ot my undercarriage. Two of tho wires were broken, but that did not matter, seeing where I was. I was mighty gladl did toot got him between my planes, as he was so heavy he would have taken away enough wires to have so weakened one wing that It would have come oft and I might have been the 'goose.'" Not only did he' secure the central dish for the Christmas dinner from the skies, but he made an aerial delivery of his game. Ktying low oveirhia home, he dropped the bird down into his ov,;n garden, whore it was recovered and plucked ready for cobkiiig by the time ho had stabled his machine and returned on his bicycle to. the house. ' , I "1 also go catching pheasants move or less the same way," he,continued. "The ohly difference is that I dive at them, then fly about a few foot off the ground straight at thorn. When I am about 25 or 50 yards away I open wide my engine and the noise frightens them, so up. they get, Just in time for me to go flying thi'ough the tlooki' "I seldom miss getting one, two, ar three ot them. I got nine one day. It'p about the beat sport I- know. All my pupils and mechanics beg me to take thein pheasant hunting." Miss Georgio Hall who has been visiting her sister Mrs. Logan, left ijor her home in Winnipeg, Thursday, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Berlin were in jLethbridgo on business this week. Mr. and Sirs. R.J. McNabb left Sunday night for a ten days' trip to 'Spokane and other western cities. The maatiuerado given by theman-agoraont of the Bmpress theatre Wednesday night, created groat interest and drew a largo crowd, rogardless of tho fact that it was the coldest night this year, tho building was crowded to tho door. There were several good costumes, first prize was awarded to Mrs. G. W. Haley who represented a Red Gross nurse, second to Miss Annie Salvage as "Little Lord Fontelroyr first gent's prize to Rennie Menard as "Charlis Chaplain." Musjc was furnished by Rygg orchestra. All report it the best dance ot the season. Mrs. O, W. Larson left Thursday to join Mr. Larsen at Calgary who is on his way home after spending two months at Los Angeles. DATE AT BOROETT SHORTLY - ,,, (Soeolal to tha Hcraldl Burdett, Feb. C-Alex. Haimlltoih has sold his blacksmith shop to' Ross Strong who we understand is acting for parties at present in North Da-� , Uota. ' The now school board under tha direction of M. A. Hardie as chairman have the plans for the Consolidated school well under way to 3]t^rt. building operations as soon as th� spring opens up. Jack Li;czweski returned, last week from an extensive trip through the western States and reports thousands ot farmers waiting for tho war to quit and then they are coming to buy some of this cheap Alberta land. George Johnston, J.P., has moved his law office to tho council chamber where citizens requiring "perfectly legal documents" will be able to find'-him at all times. , A. W^ddell reports that he has hired two first class mechanics to run his ' garage and expects to be ready for business ab'out the middle of February^ Hotel Well Patronized The Burdett Hotel Is now bolnnVell patronized by all tho travelling, men who frequent this section of the C. P. R., oil of whom speak very highly ot the hospitality of this famous hotel. Mrs. M. A. Hardie and her staff of co-workers are very busy on hehalt ot the Red Cross and frpm prQ.-^ont in- , dications this band of willing/workor.i is going to put Burdett on the Bed Cross map to stay. The L.D.S. congregations, are now holding meetings every Sunday in the , old town hall under the supervision of W. T. Fletcher presiding elder. It Is rumored that the XT.P.A. are-1, going to install a lumber yard in Burdett this spring.^ The board ot trade have received letters from t^o fully qualified druHt-gists and one doctor during the last week relative to locating here ao we can expect to welcome a doctor and / a druggist Into our midst In the neat . future. * , BAR WOMEN AT BOXtNCI bouts -The boxing commlaaion ot Oregon has ruled against .admitting cornea to boxing shows in that state. , Philadelphia, Feb..4;,--iTed Lewis, welterweight champion of the world, bad tho bettoi'^ot a 6-round bout hore tonight;with'Jobnple Tillman', of Min-ueapolls, Tillman put up ^a game fight, hut thechumpion .w�8 too clever, for htm; and had the advantage. in nearly every round.  RECORD^ENTRV LIST �  AT EDMONTON 'SPIELS  Edmonton, Feb. 5.-The first  morning with 91 rinks entered.  Ot tho total entry there are 46  ifrom, Saskatchewan, one from > 4> British Columbia and the re- mainder from tho Alberta clubs ^  which comprise, the new as-   Hoclatlon, umbracing the terrl-  tory from Bed beer nprthi - ' >    >>�<��  Special Sheep Lectures The Provincial Department of Agriculture announces that It has I secured the services of * . , W. T. RITCH Tho eminent Australian wool specialist to address the < Wool Growers ot Southern Alberta at the Claresholm School of Agrl� culture on February 14th, as followa: At 2.00 p.m.-PRODUCTION OF WOOL. At 7.30 p.m.-PREPARATION AND MARKETING. AND AT FIRE HALL, LETHBRIDGE, as FOLLOWS: February 15, 8.00 p.m.-CLASSIFICATION of WOOL. February 16, 10,00 a.m.-PRODUCTION. February 16, 1,30 p.m.-PREPARATION and MARKETING. h.a!craio, ^ ; ; , , Deputy Minister. that fulfilk all the legal requircmeiits. We Sell the Famous Osgood BAALIM MOtOFi back pP union bank HOME OF'rHB CHEVROLET HARRY HOI.(MAN,'M|ni 1 nt 70 ;