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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 10, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURbAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1917 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE THREE HERALD AND SI. IN ARE WELL LOCAL MAN HAS IN ACTION IN St. John Has Drawn and Lost Decision With Clony Tait-Has 11 Kayos in Pirofessional Career-Franks Coining Up Strong- . Fans May See St. John in Action Monday Evening. "Take it from me, the bout between Heck St. Jolin and Eddie Pranks next Thursday night Is going to be a hummer unless I am badly mistaken. I saw St. John box Clony Tait in Edmonton a couiile ot years ago, and while Talt won the decision, the Spokane boy gave him a great run for his money. I have seen Eddie Franks box In Edmonton dozens of times, and in my opinion they are well matched." I Hal' Morgan, of the Lethbridgo Merc, yonched that information to the Bporting Editor yesterday afternoon after hearing that St. John had journeyed from Spokane to try conclusions with the Ijethbridge wonder. Edmonton two or tilree years ago used to be the bpxing Mecca ot Alberta when Kid Scaler's aiuditorlum was the scene of Thursday evening bouts each week. Fans may therefore be assured that the boys are well matched. St. John has had valuable experience since then, for on the occasion referred to he was boxing amateur, although be had taken part in pro. bouts in the States. In fact he boxed: Tait twice in Edmonton, getting a draw once and losing the decision the other attempt. Talt is a heavier boy than St. John and' is a; great favorite in the north. The following is a summary of St. John's professional bouts, and will how that he Is no tyro at the game; , 1912Tlr-Sept. 18, Tommy McKevitt, draw, 10 rounds, Grangeville, Idaho, October; 12, Jack Murray, won, 8 rounds. Granite, Idaho. December 26, Billy Maye, knock out, 7 rounds. Granite, Idaho. 1913-Januiry i, Frankie Martin, knock out, 3 rounds, Hillyard, Wash. February, 22, Joe King, knock out, 4 rounds, Hillyard, Wash. April'ls, Joe Hill, knock out, 4 rounds, Coeur D'Alene, Idaho. � July 4, Hartley O'Rourke. draw, 10 rounds. Burke, Idaho; ' August 3, Fritz EUingston, draw, 4 rounds, Kellog, Idaho. � August 28, Fritz Blllngston, draw, 4 rounds, Kellog, Idaho. Ndvember 26, Kid Brown, knock out, 6 rounds, Kellog,; Idaho. l.. '-SewtembSWl, Jack Burke, knock out, 5 rounds, Little Falls,.Minn. -'N'�H'*ftber'16rI^RT FANS Ignorance of .what has actually happened on the liall field, or the reason for the ruling on the happening, in-varia'bly gets �n umpire into trouble. If there was some manner in which tlie crowd could be wised .up as to tlie facts of the c|se, the judge of play would be saved many an unpleasant situation. In this connection, X recall an unujsual situation that came up In a ,gamo at St. Louis lievertil .years ago. Washington and St. Louis were contenders in an exciting game* Tho Bcore at the close of the eighth was 1 ,to 0 in favor of St. Louis. The first mian iip for Washington in the ninth went ,o,ut. Dan' Moeller hit safely, which brought up; Eddie Foster, one of tiie. best hit and run men. After looking over a couple, Foster got one he liked and hit it through the pitcher's box for what' looked like a auro base hit. ..lohnny Lavan at short managed to get that ball, j.Ust as it waa passing over second. He touched second, winning a hair lino decision over Moeller, and easily threw out Foster- at first. To those watching Foster, *Jt was apparent ho was peeved; with isomething that happened ab.tiie plate. The . base 1 umpire ruled pn both l)lay8!instantly,.*nd since he had called th^: riinner but in each case, the fit. Louis (players, began to race off the field fli.nd the crowd began to ]eave;.^,Theh it.^' became apparent that son'ietMng was wrong. The plate umpire was ordering the Browns to resume their p^pes in the field. At-tet laiime. delay play was resumed, with Foster on first and Moeller on eecond. Both,runners were safe, and only one man was out. Latfer, both these runners dcored, defeating the BTtiwna.  -Perhaps Ihe fact that the St. Lo.uis ^ 0 O K E COLLARS J5 CENTS BACH TOOKE 9RpS. LIMITED club made only a slight protest, rather relieved the situation. The plate umpire was powerless toi act other than ho did. Sam Agnow, catching for the Browns, had accidentally tipped the "bat ot Foster as he was about to strike, at the ball. Agnew always works close up, and when Foster shifted around, to adjust himself to the pitch, Agnew interfered with him. Under the rules the umpire was forced to grant Foster first base, and sln'cft-Mffeiller had to make room for the batter he w;as obliged to go to second; ,/ i/j ; - Ignorance on tlie part of the crowd of shifts made by the manager caus; ed an unusual termination to a gaine at St. Louis in which I figured as the plate .umpire. It was the .only contest in the history ot the Amorlcau league that wag not finished without good reason. It was the second ganie of a doubleheader with Detroit. The Browns had a bad day. In the first game they had been beaten by ^ bad breaks. In the second the Tigers had made a runaway of it. The crowd had seen enough for the day, when the play came up that suddenly stopped the pastime. In the ninth the St. Louis'manager called on his pinch hitters. The first was an easy out.' The next was Art Griggs. Witli the count- two and two, 1 called the next a ball. It was one that might have been galled either way. Griggs evidently thought it was a strike, for, he ha-stened toward the bench. Naturally the crowd figured that made, ,twpj, men .,o,ut..,.,I thqughi; Griggs had), ru^iie.ii tb iife bench to get anotliej^ btii, as; ijai'oftrin the case.v When -r^faHii'^Iiie''had nio intentioti of returning I Jiifbrmed him he still had 'auofher'' strlWe doming. He returned and hit a grounder to the Infield on which he was thrown out at first. iThose in charge of the bleacher exits threw open the gates �nd the crowd swartnrtl upon,? the field, believing the game. oyer, when only two Browns liad been retired. Every effort was ihado t6" clear the field, but in vain, and .yie final out in that contest -was^-iftvaji' made. A headline in a Boston paper read: "Big Wrestling Slate Fixed,".- Usually they are not so frank abauf it, i-, Jess Willard is perfectly'...c'w^il!.ng to yfight for a benefit, provid'iig .:t is his. �  ')-. j   � � i*' -V Bill Lange, a' great ball playel:,-.received 11,600 for playing, with}-the Chicago Colts in 1893, says,a wrUftr who knows. Ty Cobb, wjio isitjjp Lange of the present, recelvcfp-i]^t _ TO-DAY'S Sport Summary WltUA-RD IS MATCHEp ' ChicaflO, Feb. lO.-^^WhethRr. or not Jfsss Willard, world's heavy-, weight champion, and Fred Ful-ton, have been matched for a 10-round bout in New York on March 26, wat a matter of speculation among boxing followers today. License for such a match was granted in Albany, N. Y., by the state athletic commission Friday, and, according to the representative of the corporation which controls Madison Square Carden, in which' permisaion was given for the fight to be held, the bout has been arrancied conditional on Fulton winning from Charles Weinert in their bout next Monday night. Tom Jones, Willard's manager,  however, issued a statement in Chicago in which he denied emphatically that Willard would fight Fulton or anybody lelse on March 26, and asserted that the match with Fulton was proposed, but had fallen through. Willard, himself, asserted today that the Albany announcement was news to him, although he understood such a match viras a possibility, BOXERS AND WRESTLERS Roy Moore, Minneapelis, bantamweight, had a cliear margin over Johnny Ritchie, of Chicago, . in a 10-round no-declsion bout in Minneapolis last sight, while Joe Burger, Chicago featherweight, suffered a dislocated jaw in the fourth round of his scheduled 10-round bout with Alvie Miller, of Ohio, and his seconds threw the sponge into the ring. Artols Fanning, Bertlestsville, waa given the decision over Eddie Butler, Kansas City, Mo., in a 15-round lightweight in Kansas City last night. Joe Stecher, ' Dodge, Neb., claimant of the world's heavyweight- champion-, ship, threw Charles Peters of Par' pillon, Neb., in straight falls in Omaha last night. ' In order to settle tlin differences between Mayor Hardle and Chairman .Bulyea ot" the Utilities Board, the Lethbridge Sports club h!"-, offered to stage ten two minute rounds Ijetween them as a isemi-windui) to next Thursday evening's boui''ih thu Majestic.  . �>� � 'Wd bet on tho native .son. � � * Bets may be posted with the chief of police. If either princip.al renlgs, all bets are oft. - � *� * The main go "for Thursday night's affair will be tho chief matcli since December 20th, and the liungry fans are getting their appetites /.tiettod to enjoy it.  � * '-J St. John is 25 and lias been ia the fight game for five years, lie is of French extra'ction, and as tough as they make him. Outside the ring he is a quiet unassuming- young fellow who makes a great hit with the boys by reason ot that very fad, * * / Some who have seen .St. .John work out have dropped tho opinion that Franks will sraother him with spued, but the Spokane boy Is an old hand at the game, and is likely to uncork some of the speed stuff himself. He is quite confident that the worst he will get is a draw.' One thing that does tickle the I'ans is that St. .John is on the ground. Tlie club declared after the Hacker fiasco on . Jan. 2 that they would never'attempt another match unless both principals were on the ground for a week before the match. This is the rule in o.ther centres and it goes here from now on. It's the only way to give the public a run for its money.  * s The proposal to form an auto club hero hits the young farmers round the country who are sporting cars about right. A few auto picnics during the summer will do much to make the club a success. * -. � � round thisi "Y".- There is plenty of room for good cletin apovt in Lethbridge and the ".Y." is the place to foster it. . Wliere is the in (f> AN INVESTMENT A .second-hand .Studebakcr can be sold after a year, two years'^ or after many years of service at a price which is very high in relation to its first cost.- / Why?-because Studebakcr has won the confide^nce of the public oi) the character and quality of its cars. It,is a standard of value, likt a piece of gold, and if you wish to sell it, your car becomes an investment, which has ft definite marketable valiie. The tuyer knows that tlie name Stude-baker for over 64 years has stood for honesty and fairness. He knows that Studebakcr heat treated steels, Studebakcr standards of accuracy, and Studebakcr efficiency of manu-iacturing methods make! Studebakcr cars the highest quality cars on the market for the money, ; Let us give you a demonstration, "Made in Canada^' 40-H. P., FOUR ..'...........$1295 Sp-H. P, 7-Passenger SIX ...y., 1595 F. O. B, Walkerville The Studebaker Garage �> 322 Sixth Street, Opposite Herald. " J. T. Graham, Prop. Lethbridge,-Alberta P. W, u P. S. 0. B. ......... , 12 1(1 2 20 Gait Gardens ---- . 1?. 9 �t 18 Moose............ . 12 S 4 16 A. O. F. (Unity) . . 1?. ( � 14 A. O. F. (Star) .. . 13 G (! 12 C. O. F.......... . - 10 5 5 10 K, of P........... . 9 'J t 4 Elks ............. . 11 1) 11 0 COFFROTH AFTER DARCY- GIBBONS GO IN TIA'JUANA Les Darcy and Mike Gibbons over a tweifty-fiv^ Tound ro'utfe^-at Tia Juana for the middleweight championship of the world. That is James W. Coffroth's plan according to a New 'Vork dispatch and the Call I'ornia promoter intends to outbid all rivals if Darcy will agree to fight Gibbons for the title.- uy;--. Cofforth, master builder of. cham-pionslilp matches, has been anxio.us for a chance to go back to his first love. If Darcy and Gibbons accept his offer he will build an arena for the purpose on the Tia Juana racetrack. Darcy's theatrical engagement for which he is receiving $2500 per week, will Tie concluded early next month. fonnftt COLLARS are curve cut to fit the. shouiaers pcrf^y 'I'C Cluett,P(abody 6C(x>!lnc.9^kcrs BRITISH SOCCER League Decided to Carry -Through Season's Schedule At meeting held last month in Jlanchester, the Management Committee of the English Football League resolved that the whole of the league program for tiie season having regard to the playing of mRtehes, should-ibe carried out in its entirety, and decided to empower the Sectional Committee, to take any ' necessary steps- \o this end, having regard to the difficulties of travelling. It was reaolved to give players the liberty of selecting their own club convenient to their work and residence. . ' .A. The following donations, by , the league were made: Y.-M.C.A., �250; Football Battalions' Comfort Fund �150; Red Cross Society, �250; the National Motor yolunteers, �50; Church Army War Purpose Fund, Arthur'Shafer has become an-amateur golfer since be was a professional, baseball player, but he may live that Aov,n Inasmuch as he la thinking . of becoming a professional baseball jliJ^yj^r again. '-.^ the BuLLoOQS are COMINdf To You who are Intending to purchase a Motor Car 4 Distinction Why You Should ] ei . See and habe the f    t^ndUratlCe ELGIN SIX Demonstrated to YOU : ^Economy Comfoirt Piit'cs $1250 aiijd $1450 F. (I. B. Lethbiidge Show J^(H>m^, 305 6th Street Sont�i. Earl iMj Huyck - - Distributor If playing golf with the ther-momenter at 100 Is sport, then drlviilg an ,ice wagon in January Is a past-time. lies Darcy has . .received . many splendid offers, but in few cases has Che conversation been accompanied by-cash. 1917 FORD RUNABOUT ==$475.00== f.d.b.Fo^Ont If you fancy a liglit car foi- everyday^ service, the new mo.del Ford Runabout will fit your requireineiits. ' m'.^ Smooth running and casyt to nantfle, the Runabout la always readx for action, winter or aummer, over all kinda of roada, and it givaa high mileaiie on* Ibwigaaollnei coat; You ought to see the new model at once if you want one this season. Orders given now have first call-^^ , / FORD GARAGE Phone 1666 410 6th SV. 8. The Tailor (J. B. De Guerre) High Class Ladiea' and Qonts' Tailoring. EXPERT ORY CLEANERS AND DYERS.-ALtERATIONS A PECIALTY. --^^^^^ STORED, REPAIRED AND INSURED. JVew Process of Mending Radiators luoiided, half the price and in hall the time. No tubes cut, if new tubes are required we-can supply them. 1. 1 We carry a full line of Accessories Baalim Motor C�''* ...... , si mm ;