Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 13, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta
TUESDAY./PIEQRUABY is; |9t7 fHE LETHBRroCE DAILY HERALD PAGETHREE^ , Big Crowd Saw Franks and St. John Workout Last Night; Show Up Strong TO-DAY'S sport Summary WON'T KEEP FRANCHISE IChleago, Feb. 13*-Davenport, Iowa, will not reiain the Three-I league franchise this year, according to J. Ryan, of the Peoria club. Lack of interest In baseball In Davenport, Is said to. be responsible for the givlngr up of the fran-chi8e,'Which it is expected will be turned/over at the Three-l meeting in Peoria Monday. The territory will be retained by the league and a new city elected, according to Mr. Ryan. -^- WRESTLING CHAMPS Joe S^echer, Dodge, Neb., claimant of the world's heavyweight wrestling championship, won In straight falls from William Kokuf of Omaha, at Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last night. Henry Irslfng, of Aus-'tria, claimant of the world's middleweight wrestling championship, defeated Lulgi Montana, of New \Jork, in straight falls in Atlantic City, N. DOG RACE IN ALASKA Unusual bad conditions of the trail caused Vnt- postponement from Monday until Wednesday of the twenty-six mile dog race at Nome, Alas) "Blackie" Mitchell' and "Ruby Bob" McPherson will put up the greatest sieml-windup affair seen here this winter.,' Both boys are in the pink of condition to go the route, -Both have plenty oi steam and there will be some pUe-drlvpr hitting. Many of .the fans J^avia wanted to see th^^e two boys' iii action for a, long time and they are going to liave their wish'satis-fled. The other preliminaries are all lined up, and, the whole program Is, such that; the fans are falling over themselves to secure reservations. ' ' Everything is in waiting and ready at Raymond for the big game of basketball 'Wednesday, when the local exponents of ihe game will clash with the star team ot Raymond. The latest plan conceived' by" the local boys.is to go by auto, and hence they decided that it might just as well be made into au auto party, including anybody in town in the possession ot a Ford or better, who would like to make the trip, both for the pleasure of it and the moral benefit you will have upon the players. Rooters always count and encourage the players,' so consider the possibility of your going. The car^ will leave the ���. M. C. A. at five o'clock sharp, so as to give lots of time for any particulars down at Rayihond to be arranged. The local boys, both junior and senior teams, had a good workout last jsight at the "Y" gym and claim they never felt better fit for a game in their lives. A real ptar junior aggregation has been obtained and will be I picked from, the following: Percy I Irwin, John^hand, G. Mclvor, Austin Skeith, C. Jones, M. Geoghegan, M. Sadowski ami M. Dowsett. There ought to be something doing when this bunch get together. FULMWALOIP ; SUPSES JESS Tom Cowler battle Makes The Champ Think-But Jess Says^He's Game Jes^ Willard was surprised, and not wlthc|it reason, 'wlien ITVe-d Pulton toppled Tom Cowler off his feot in one round in their meeting in New �Vork, Jess was irank alaout It, too. said he: "It's the biggest surprise I ever had. I had no Idea that li'.ulton was as good as that. I thought the match would go ten, rounds and that Fulton would manage to win it on poiijts. I would have bet a good-sized roll on that "I've ^always' thought that eventual ly I will get on with Futon, and I am satisfied now tliat the time is coming eobn. If he defeats .Frank Moran he will be entitled to a match, though I would rather wait until warmer weather comes, so that the bout can be staged out of doors. "I don't like the idea of fighting in a stuffy hall. The big outdoors is the place for me, and, besides, It is fairer to the fighting public, 'ft'here a match is staged indoors the promoters liave a limited amount of space for seating the crowd. They have to charge big prices to g^t out with a fair i>rofit. In an outdoor arena, prices need not be boosted to the skies, and I think it is much fairer to the fight fans." PLAYERS PROPOSE Would Cut Out'Minor Leaguers and Deal Direct With The Magnates HOCKEY out when his foul fly Is caught," states Manager Fred Mitchell of the'Gubs. "Shortening the base lines, letting a man t^ke biu base on three balls and moving the pitcher back are all wrong ideas for bettering baseball,' eald Mitchell, the most recently appointed N/ ti. manager; but well equipped because ot his long experience as pitcher and catcher to talk about the balance between batting and fielding. "Tiie four fly play in ibaseball has liothirig in its favor. It's foreign to the principles of.the game. The b&t� ter hasn't a chance. It doies not do him any good to run, because he isn't entitled to anything If the first baseman, the third baseman, the catcher or any other player drops, the ifoul ""Two or three Taen are retired on foul files In the average game. U. Is true that spectacular catches ot foul flies are occasionally made, but, as a usual thing, it'is merely a case of the third or-first baseman camping Under'the ball 'and catching It. "If you want more batting without hurting the defensive side of the game to any great extent, fix this rule.' ;Jf k foul is batted along tlie �r�uiid; the defensive side dan. not make �� retiring play on it. The prln' clple Of the foul fly is the same. 1 believe it was originally mit into the rules fo weaken the batting end of lii'c .gaipe,". Now, If they want, to stiengthen:Aatting iiBt theip-friile out i th� foul fly.":' � 'vould not oppose a rule to eliminate all the so-called artificial' deliveries. He would give the spitball pitcherp a couple of years to work in to the curve iball, slow ball, change-of-pace game and then draw a tight line. It's his opinion that the use of resin, licorice and other substances, calculated to give the ball a sharp break or a quick hop should be tossed out oi the game. CURLING Montrea!l, Feb. 11.-The directors of. the National Hockey association, at a' meeting held hero this evening, decided to immediately drop Toron-tos from the circuit, adopted a revised schedule for the balance of the season, and agreed to a tabulation of the official standing upon which 'Wan derers, Canadiens, Ottawas and Que becsx^ill contest the leadership ot the second half of the schedule tor the season's circuit championship. The official standing of the teams entering the* newly-revised schedule is as follows: � Played 'Won Lost Pts. Ottawas .......... 4 3 1 8 Quebec ____...... 4 3 1 6 Canadiens ......... 4 2 2 4 WandereM 4 a 3 2 The schedule for the balance ot the season is: February 14-Canadiens at Ottawa; Quebec at Wanderers. February IT.rrWanderers at Cana-_ Feb. 21.-Canadiens at Quebec; Ottawas at Wanderers, diens; Ottawass^ Quebec. February 24-^uebec at Canadiens; Wanderers at OtttW. " February 28--pttawas at Canadiens ; \ Wanderers at Ottawa. March 3-QuebejB at Ottawa; Cana dieas at Wanderersi Retulta Canadiens, 6; Wanderers, 3. Vancouver, 8; Spokane, 1. ONE OF THOSE, EXCITING SIX D,AY BIKE GRINDS Chicago, Feb. 12,-Twenty-two rid-ei's paired into 11 teams got away at 10.30 last night In Chicago's sixth an nual six-day bicycle race. The event will be finished next Saturday night. Clarence Carman ot Long Island and George Wiley ot Syracuse, N". Y., were forced to withdraw as- Wiley was attacked with pneumonia. There is a chance Carman wlll_get into the race later,.as some of the other contestants may be forced to drop out. Reggie McNaraara, an Australian, and Francisco Verri of Italy are re garded as favorites. Percy Lawrence and Willie Hanley of San Francisco, who won the six-day event in Chicago two years ago, are regarded as strong contenders. JOHNSON SIGNS NEW UMPIRlEl Chicago, Feb. 12.-President John �on of the American league signed Barry McCormick, a veteran major league'istar, as a member of the 1017 ympirlng staff. McCormick officiated In the American association last season . The ice at the curling rink was in splendid shape last night and prospects look good for tonight. Results of games last night were as follows: The AIrd rink was beaten by the Morgan rink 12-11 in the seml-iinal of the Grand Challenge. Hamilton I beat Freeman In the semi-final of'tjie ; Ellison Milling Cortrophy.^ and Marrs beat McKenzie in the Consolation,; Only three games' can b* staged, tonight on account of>;the same rliiks being in one or more,competltloins':" Falrley vs Morgan, Consolation. McNabb ,vs AIrd, Consolation. Hamilton vs Wales, final Ellison Milling Co. trophy. � One sheet will be open for- scratch games. , / '- - � '- 1 4>�>� 4> � ^,4> 4> � �.� Winnipeg, /Feb. 13.-Midland RomoluB, the wsll known Airedale Terrier, who won so many honors ct local.dog ahewa, haa been sold by Pete Ross to F J.^Coatea, of Aflilk River, Aita.. Mr. Ron in. tend* retiring from th^ dog ga'tn^ and thia Is the only reason that caused him to part v�ith hit. fay-orlte canine. DOINGS AT TH,e"'Y" }- Tuesday at 4.15. p;m.-Begii-, lar junior gymnasium class^ and swim. . * Tuesday at 7;30 p.m.-Regu# lar intermediate gym tclasB a'n* swim. � .r-X 'P:* Wednesday, at 4.1S*p.m^T-cRef gular special junior. gyauRi�iuii(>"4 class and swim. 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These insiders declare that the big league players have begun to realize the awkward position In which they have been placed through the union's attempts to obtain certain concessions for the small fry. Many major leaguers have reached satisfactory terms with their clubs and are anxious to sign contracts so that they can report at the training camps on March 1, but owing to the union's edict they are compelled to hold out until the alleged grievances ot their minor league brethren have been adjusted. Would Eliminate Minors Inasmuch as the major leagues have refused to ifltluence the minors and the National Commission already has severed relations with the union, the big leaguers, who are giving much thought to the situation, are said to be eager to break away from the present entanglement. Magnates Endorse Scheme They realize that If the minor leagues were counted out ot the union there would be no trouble about signing contracts. Several leadiSg magnates have expressed the opinion that If the major league players would ^ fOrva a new organization to be devoted � e:qclu8lvely to their own welfare the former cordial relations with the commission would soon be renewed. In other words, it is said that the big leaguers, who want to be fair with their employers, are much dissatisfied with their plight. "Made In Canada" 1917 FORD RUNABOUT $475.00= f.o.b. Ford, Ont. If you fancy a light car for everyday service, the new model Ford Runahout �will fit your requirements. Smooth running and easy to handle, the Runabout Is always ready for action, winter or summer, over all kinds of roads, and it gives high mileage on low gasoline cost. You ought to see the new model at once if you want one this season. Orders given now have- first call-4 FORD GARAGE THE JCOMPANY^ GROWTH " YEAR INCOME ASSETS UFE ASSURANCE^ IN FORCE 1872 ....... 1886 ....... 1896 . . . . . . . ]906 *�'#� 1916....... $ 487210.73 373,500.31 1,886,258.00 6,212,615.02 18,499,131.62 96:461.96 1,573,027.10 6,388,144.66 24,292,692.65 . 82.948,99646 1,064,350.00 0,413,358.07 38,196,890.92 > 102,506,398.10 28M34,698.94 1871 MEAD OFRCE MONTREAL T. B. MACAULAY, President. ' 1917 ARCHIBALD McTEER, Manaoer, South Alberta Divlaion, Herald Building, Calgary. W. e. TALBOT, Loan Manager, Edmonton, Alberta!