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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - February 23, 1917, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, FEJBRtJARY 23,1917 THE LETHBRIDGE I3AIT/Y - ' HERALD _-^_J----!_iJ=S!! HERALD Willard Signs with (Circus JESS WILLARD Chicago, Feb. 22.-Jess Willard, the heavyweight champion, through his managers, signed an 'eight months' contract here today to appear with a circus. The contract stipulates, how- ever, that Willard may quit the circus on three weeks' notice any time a match is arranged for him. The sea-sou will open Apri} If and close November 1. TABER 'SPIEL GETS AWAY TO A GOOD START IN FIRST DAY > �" "'� (Special'to the H�ral "Taber, Feb!'21.-Everything got off t.oa good start'in the Second Annual iBbns$iel; of.'the'* Taber Curling 'Club !tJ{ft' mb'rhihg, and for the next three days the inhabitants of the Coal City �will be kept awake at nights to the strains of,"Soop 'er up" and "All the Way" as it is the intention of the club to put on the last draw at 2 a.m. on account ot the large number of entries with only two sheets of ice available for, play. Bight outside rinks and nine local rinks are entered. Lethbridge has come to the front with five entries skipped by Shepherd, Clark, Boyd, Hamilton:and MacLeod. Bray and Collier represent Medicine Hat and Bow Island 'has sent up an aggre- gation skipped by Ralph fatbne. Although Bow Island has. -no-rink-vat the present time it is their intention to build -one- this-�summer and--trust to be able to hold their own next winter. Two of the members of the Stone rink haven't thrown a rock for a couple of years but- they are giving a very good account of themselves. The following is the result of today's play: Hudson won from Malum and Paterson from Powell in the noon draw. Bray won from Hamilton, Ew-ing from Cook\ Paterson from Jamie-son and Shepherd from White. Collier lost to Ross and Powell to Bray. Laird won from White and Shepherd won from Cook. Stone won from Boyd after coming home three down. Milwaukee, Feb. 22-Les Darcy is, going to fight Mike Gibbons before the Cream City-.Athletic club iii Milwaukee April 10 or Mulkern, the club's promoter, is going to know the reason why. He intimated tonight that he had ah inkling as to the reason why -cold feet-but he said he would take his contract signed by Tim O'S.ullivan of New York, Darcy's manager, to the highest court in the land, rather than let Darcy back out of the mill. On the other hand, Darcy says O'-fiullivan had no, authority to sign any articles or agreements and that he will not g'o through-with the arrangements. Suliivan says he has witnesses that Darcy verbally commissioned hiui to act as his manager,- andahat he can force him to fight dibbpnis. In the meantime, Muikern is here, busily engaged in preparing to f,*,age the big scrap. He has pu| the case In the hands of a firm of 'New York lawyers with instructions to go throu lawyers with instructions " to ' go through with it and he is confident that when the bell rings the. Australian will be in the ring. , . ...  Milwaukee is especially eager, .for this fight. Business houses, beliqying that it would be a big thing for the town, responded nobly to'.Mulkevn's appeal and subscribed to $30,000 worth of tickets. Mulkern guaranteed f 50,-000 to the fighters,-so he cannot, see where, ho can lose. Was Boxer, Turned Preacher, Now a Fight Promoter ..nhirielander.-Wis., Feb. 23.-Permission; to conduct boxing bouts has been granted the ; Rhinelander Amateur Athletic association by the state boxing commission, on the application of tho Rev. "Kid" wedge, a former prizefighter-.and now,a preacher. This is Official recognition of the contention of the Rev. Fred R. Wedge, who once wSs' lightweight cliampion of Wisconsin, that boxing should be approved by the' highest sporting authorities as a high-class and elevating sport, of manly caliber. The'Rev. "Kid" Wedge says that he thinks boxing is something thai.should be taught every -boy M;:being, a-Bport icalculated to bring out his many qualities. >�: > ? ? * ? >.* * .>, � " - * ? P. ,C. H. A. STANDING, * ? ? > * > > :> ? : Food Stock Low Stocks of food in Great Tlritaiu at present are lower than they ever have been, before, Lloyd George said. It was essential for the life of the nation, he declared, that every possible effort be made to increase homo production. The premier announced thai the government would guarantee a price of 3S shillings 6 pence for oats this year, 32 shillings for the next two years and twenty-four shillings for the three following years. The price of potatoes would be guaranteed for the coming season only at �fi a ton. importation of apples, tomatoes and fruits will be prohibited entirely. The opinion was expressed by the premier that food prices were not likely to decrease for a long time after the war, inasmuch as Germany would then be a heavier purchaser than ever before. Therefore, it was sate tv> grant to farmers a minimum price over a definite period of time, which was the only'way to bring about immediate action. The premier also proposed a minimum wage of- 25 shillings weekly for agricultural workers. For wheat the to see a basketball game this year at, g0vertiment will guarantee the farm all. The senior team will consist of the following: W. Murray, L. Dunsworth, G. McKillop, A. Kane and R. Lund. The second team will be picked from Irwin, A. Skeith, Archie Stewart, Hudson, C. Jones and John Shand. TO-DAY'S Sport Summary CATCHER SIGNS . Chicago, Feb. 23.-The Philadelphia National league team announced that Catcher William Killifer will sign a contract for the coming season. Fred Luder-us, first baseman, signed up yesterday. - p WRESTLING Joe Stecher, of Nebraska, defeated Ad Santel, Pacific Coast champion heavyweight wrestler, in two straight falls at San Francisco. � :t .... Al Halft of Columbus, Ohio, won the world's wrestling championship at 156 pounds and the Lord Lonsdale belt from Thor Olson, Kathens, Ohio, at Columbus, taking the first and third falls. William Demetral, Chicago, won on a forfeit from Gus Kervaras, at Los Angeles, when Kervaras slipped and went through the ropes, after an hour and sixteen minutes of wrestling. Kervaras said he was disabled and unable to continue. Athletic council of the University of Wisconsin � refused to reestablish rowing and the school will not have a crew at the annual regatta at Poughkeepsie this year. STOPPED THE FIGHT . Frankie Burns of Jersey City defeated Young Zulu Kid , of Brooklyn, at New York, when/the referee stopped the bout in the fourth round of a ten-round go, after the latter had been knocked down several times. Johnny Newton, 8th regiment, retained his title as welterweight champion of the army by defeating Jimmy Vanderwaker, 20th U. S. infantry, at El Paso. Vander-waker's seconds threw in the sponge In the 7th round of a 15-round bout. CHICK EVANS FAILS TO JOIN CUB CAMP Chicago, Feb. 22.-Charles "Chick" Evans, Jr., national open and amateur golf champion, will not teach "batting form" to members of the Chicago Nationals on their spring training trip. Evans announced tonight that he had abandoned his intention of making the trip at the request of officials of the United States Golf association, who suggested that the venture might affect his amateur standing. BRITISHER SUNK Washington, Feb. 20.-Lloyds', reports cabled to the state department by Consul-General Skinner at London, include the sinking of the British bri-gantine Netherton, 199 tons. ' The premier said he regretted very much the cutting: off of certain luxuries, which came from franco and Italy. These, restrictions would be imposed immediately, said the premier. Steps would be taken to prevent speculative buying and if necessary the food controller would lake control of a commodity. Tho restrictions had been carefully considered, and he asked the house to take them as a whole. The premier declared ho. had not the slightest doubt lliat ir the whole, program were carried out and it all those who could help in production did help, "I honestly say, we can faco the worst the enemy can do, and that, is what we ought to be prepared to do." Induce Greatest Production In dealing with the question of production the premier said: "Then there is the question of our home .supplies or food. 1 want the country to know that. at. present our food stocks are low. This is not due to submarines but bad harvest, it. is essential to the safety of the nation that we put forth every effort to increase production this year. There are still u few-weeks to sow, spring wheat, oats and| barley, to induce tho farmer to plow up pasture land immediately. er the following minimum prices per quarter: For the present, year, sixty shillings; for 1918 and IMS fifty-five shillings; for 1920, 1321 and 1922, forty-five shillings. .Brewing will be cut down to 10,000,000 barrels annually. A similar reduction will be made in I the o.utput of spirits affecting a saving of 600,000 tons of foodstuffs, i Importation,(of aerated mineral and I table waters will be prohibited. Powers will be given to the board of agriculture to compel land owners to ! cultivate their, ground. The minimum > wage for farm labor announced by Lloyd George,'25 shillings a week, represents an increase of i>0 to SO per cent, over present prevailing payment. Importation of paper, the premier announced, must foe curtailed by a further 640,000 tons annually. The only exceptions made in the prohibition of fruit importations will be in the case of oranges and bananas of which the-amount brought in will be restricted' 25: per cent. The same restriction will apply to nuts. Canned : salmon importations will be reduced 50 per cent.,^'Importation of foreign; tea, coffee an'dJcocoa iB yrohibited and > even the amount oS. India tea which J. may be brought* in  is reduced. The  premier said it was expected to save; 900,000 tons- of, shipping yearly on j foodstuffs. , I The government proposes to guar-; antee the farme.r the minimum price: for a definite period, while a minimum ; wage of 25 shillings weekly will be1 fixed for laborers. I In announcing the decision to re-1 trict the importation of paper Lloyd j George said the government had ar-j ranged at the.conclusion that a very) substantial reduction was necessary i land that the amo.unt would be cut toi half of what is now allowed. This j would reduce the allowance to 640,000 i tons. | All essential articles of food, he con-1 Untied, would be on the free list, hut 1 certain articles would be reduced or prohibited. The stoppage of the importation of coffee, tea and cocoa, for the time being was due to the fact that large supplies were on hand. A GOOD TIP FOR THE ANTI-SPORTS London Sportsman: 'Speaking at the Queen's hall on Thursday night on the occasion of a London Robert Burns chib entertainment to Sec|-tish-colon'.al soldiers, Lord Derby made some remarks which should be taken to heart by the anti-sport fanatics. The secretary for war said: "The nation rejoices, and it has a right to rejoice, and I certainly am one of those who wish that, as long as it is necessary-and it is necessary at the present moment-to advance our cause, that the people's amusements, whether they be in the open air or in the theater, should go on as long as the public does not suffer. Let those who come home be met with cheerful faces, and let them feel that the time which they spend away from the trenches is a time for amusement which will distract them from all the anxieties and the dangers they have undergone and fit them for further exertion with renewed vigor." 1917 fordcoupelet $695.00 f.o.b. Ford, Ont. For fall and wintor driving, the new model Coupclot is a snug, comfortable car in. cold weather and ,it can be quickly converted into an open car for fine days. This ear is the one you need for all tho year round service, no matter what the weather or roads may be. like. The new design is distinctive and makes a nice turn-out, specially desirable, for women, doctors and business men. See the new model today and get your order in at ouce- FORD GARAGE to come here and help to develop Fulton, as in all probability the big plasterer will be matched to fight Jess Willard. San SHOCK FOR BODIE Fraricisco, Feb. 22.- Plng" Hodio received a decided shock today when a letter came from Connie Mack, manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, stating that ho is preparing to make a deal with a Coast League club for Ping's services _i_ MORRIS MEETS MORAN IN TEN-ROUND BOUT New York, Feb. 23.-Carl Morris, the Sap.ulpa giant, was matched yesterday to box Frank Morau ten rounds March 12 at Madison Square Garden. The two fighters refused to accept guarantees, but insisted on percentages Granthugh Browne cabled transportation to Sam McVea, now in Panama, Tires! Tires!! Tires!!! nu miners Inhale-Impure Air which weakens lungs, causes throat troubles and leads to miners' consumption. All miners shou!d take SCOTT'S EMULSION during fall and winter to enrich their blood and strengthen the throat and lungs. SCOTT'S contains pure eod liver oil without alcohol or harmful drugs-it builds strength /2 .......................................: *35'20 ' Up to 37x4/2. St. Wall Paragon, 34x4 ,................. ..........----- $29.59 and up. Diamond Tires, all sizes. � Also a Full Line of Accessories BAALIM MOTOR CO. HARRY HOLMAN, MANAGER It Makes NoBlFFEREIiCg how long you have been afflicted with those pimples and blackheads. Don't you know that the penetrating power of Zam-Buk gives this rare herbal balm certain victory over persistent skin affections. The case of Mr. A. B. Whicker, of Paradise Hiil, Saek., proves this. He eays: " For four years my face was covered with pimples and blackheads, and although I used numerous salves and blood medidnes, nothing could rid me of these disfiguring ailments until I used Zam-Buk. After a thorough treatment with this wonderful .balm, however, the pimples and blackheads have entirely disappeared, and my complexion is perfectly clear." Zam-Buk is also unequalled for eczema, scalp sores, ulcers, abscesses, boils, piles, burns, cuts and scalds. All druggists and stores, or Zam-Buk Co., Toronto. 50c. box, 3 for $1.25. KHBUi Basket pall Game Lethbridge vs. Raymond Two Games, ^|uiior and Senior TO-] HQ 1 THE FIRST GAME WILL *TJ$jjjtr AT .EIGHT O'CLOCK SHARP. Admission -5;pt. "U>" ; * -250.. - A DANCE BE^Ng|^4fe;A^ERi THE �AM1 m -A-Tractor 300 9 i: Attached to any Ford in twenty minutes. Pulls 2 14 in. bottom Gang Plows and all farm machinery; See our demonstrator. Orders will be filled in the order received. No order accepted without a Cash Deposit. IN FIVE DAYS WE HAVE RECEIVER (WER 500 INQUIRIES WRITE OR PHONE E FORD GARAGE Distributors for Southern AUnifta lethbridge n4 2454 ;