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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 10, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1918 THE LETHBRIPOE DAILY HERALD, "BRINGING UP FATHER" PAGE TimEB By G. McManus POP ONCE MA- s mGOTCHFElL Cleveland Writer Tells of the Wrestler's First Attempt to Win Title Phfl Harrison of Chicago, established a clear lead over Young Al Ross, tho local Idol of the fans, in their ton round bout at Iho Majestic last night in what every fan present declares was the greatest boxing bout over staged in the city of Lethbrldge. Referee Jud Foley didn't hesitate a second after the final gong In going over to the Chlcagoan, and holding up his right hand as a symbol that ho had established his superiority. Tho fans accepted the verdict without protest, showing that they were satisfied that the decision was fair and just. After tho match, Hoss, whose face showed the result of the scrap as no other fighter he over met here had ever made hi'.n show It, appeared satisfied that he had not been given the worst ont.  ' ' One of Bast Han-lson is all that Ed. Smith told tho local club'ho was as a fighter, "one,of the best of his class In the busln'ess'."' ' He fought an aggressive fight aJ'-thrQUgh; displayed wonderful coolnes8,'.and.'that be didn't put>Ross away-before the final gong isdue to Ross' wonderful staying powers, and hia equally wonderful defence. Tho fans saw Ross on the defence' last night for the first time and they are satisfied that he Is even bettor as a defensive fighter than on tho offense. First Round The first round was even. It was fast, with plenty of mixing, both landing some hard punches. , Round Two Round two was fairly even with Ross forcing the pace. During this round he landed four good blows to the. ribs, while Harrison slipped over three to the head and jaw. The pace was very fast. Round Three Round three was clearly Harrison's. Harrison pushed the tight and slipped la some hard blows to stomach and head that clearly bothered the local hoy. It was a clear lead. Round Four Round four was the slowest yet and was Ross' by a small shade. In this round Harrison rooked Ross' head with a hard right and also sent In a hard right to the ribs. Ross landed left to head and right to stomach but without phazlng the Chlcagoan who, showed an almost uncanny ability to assimilate the hardest Ross could slip over. Round Five Round five was Harrison's due to ft bard punch he landed with his right to Rosa' stomach which made tho lo-cali lad sit Up^ and take notice. Ross, glanced a.couple off .Harrison's jaw at the concIUBloh','ot the round. It .was noticeable (Ihat Ross -vvas breaking ground raoro than he had ever done in any previous fight here. It was a new departure for him. Round Six Hound al-t was Harrison's round. ROB'S slipped in a long right which did no damage. They mixed It at close Quarters, nos.3 slipped to his knee and had a short rest. Harrison sent his right to the head and just taofore tho end of tho round he repeated tho performance. His lead was only a shade. Ross was seen to bo boxing most warily. In the clinches ho kept his left shoulder right into Harrison, putting the Chlcagoan at a disadvantage. Round Seven Round seven was Ross' tor his aggressiveness in rushing Harrison to the ropes at the back of the ring and battering him with an avalanche of rights and lefts, none of which, hov.'-ovar, seomed to find a mark. The slock yards pride fought back like a tiger and came out of the tangle in good style. The crowd cheered. Harrison finished the round strong. Rounds 8 and 9 Rounds eight and nine were even with Ross saving himself and letting Harrison force tho pace. There was nothing sensational In either round. Harrison may have had some credit for his aggressiveness in theee rounds. Last 'Round Round ten found the tans on their toes. Harrison rushed to Ross' corner. They exchanged blows but Ross plainly lacked his usual puncli, and missed some good drives. Harrison slipped.In rights and lefts to the head and rllis during this round, forcing Ross to back up much of tho way. Harrison finished as strong' as over while Ross showed signs of wear. It was Harrison's round. Harrion had a clear Ifead In tour rounds. Ross had a small margin in two, and the other tour rounds were fairly even. It was the greatest crowd that ever saw a fight in Lethbrldge and it was thei greatest tight. � The club was con-grotulated from every direction for bringing such a good man here, Ross admits that his greatest need is a sparring partner who can make.him step. Harrison goes back to Chicago today and Is matched to tight the great Greb shortly. Maxwell, Avho managed the Chlcagoan here, states that Ross save him a much harder fight than did Knockout Brown, oi; Joe Dore either. The preliminaries, three In number, were all to tho good and kept the fans going until the main bout. Frank Edwards in tho Cleveland Plain Dealer has the following to say regarding the lato Frank Gotch. A great big, happy-go-lucky boy was Frank Gotcli, champion wrestler, who died on Sunday. At least that was what he was off the mat. In the arena ho was another man entirely, a veritable demon, one who never would show mercy to his opponent. I remember tho first timti I saw Gotch. He camo to the Plain Dealer tho day before he first wrestled Tom Jenkins in Cleveland. It was in February, 190o. He looked and acted more like a college boy without a care In tho world and one who would not intentionally hurt a fly. Jenkins Was Champ'on Jenkins then was champion. Gotch was the challenger. They met at the Grays armory, which was tilled. I was referee. For nearly' throe hours the two sparred for holds. Gotch did not wisli to let Jenkins got him down j for ho knew the champion then knew I more about the game than ho. Jenkins . did want to get down to work, but ; every time he would rush in and try to slum Gotch to the mattho western boy would let Tom run into his finger tips, which he persisted in sticking in Tom's eyes. At the end of .three hours I stopped the contest, ordered the men in their corners and threatened to call It no mutch and have the money refunded to tho spectators. Twenty minutes later Iho bout was over, Jenkins winning in sti-aight talis. Go^ch had permitted him to slam him to the mat, abandoning his jabhing tactics. Once the two were on their hands and knees it was apparently easy for Jenkins his rival's shoulders down. Admitted He Laid -Down. About a year later I discovered Gotch had laid down to Jenkins in the, Cleveland encounter. He admitted it later, saying: "I was as green as grass then and actually thought Jenkins was tlie better wrestler. But he had no chance to . throw me that night if I had not let him. But wlien j'ou said you were go-' Ing to call It 'no bout' I made up my \ m'nd that if I wanted to get my share of the receipts I better lose. But I never laid down to another man again." . � Gotch also lost a match to Frfcd Beall, a smaller man, in New Orleans, but he tried to-wln that night, losing because of bad health, having such a severe cold ho scarcely could breathe. He mot Beall soon afterward in Kansas City and downed him quickly, and repeated his feat in Cleveland.' Gotch appeared hero six or seven times altogether and was largely responsible for the'wrestling game going on the rocks as far as Cleveland was concerned. Lost Second Fall It Avas in a return match with Jenkins at tho Grays armory, Gotch won, but it developed that thousonds of dollars had been wagered that the Cleveland man would get the second fall, Gotch's own' friends' betting' 'tfieir money that way, and conaeciuently making a fair klU'ng when Jenkins did take the second. The trick was exposed and wrestling never was a popular sport In Cleveland again. ? : ? � > �  : ? Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 10. - : ? Kitchener walked away with ? ? tile soldier sextette from Lon- game of hockey by a score of ? ? 15 to 5. ? �  : : ? :.?  flFTH aTREET. SOUTH ... LETHBRIDOB, ALT*. s. Washington, Jan. 0,-Approval by President Wilson of a.progvamnio for war labor administration was announced last night by the council of national defence, The purpose la to pfovido workers for war Industries and ntach-Inery for srifeguardtng labor standcrJB and maintaining mdustrlal peace. Secretary Wilson, of the lobo:' department, has boon requested by President Wilson to assume eharge oE this administration and has-already aegun jwoik, as shown by hist night's nn-nouuoement that the United Stiitea ioraploynient aorvlco would have direc-ition of recruiting .3,000,000 workers for Iwar factories and shipbuilding plants. ' Men of high standing, representing labor, capital n.nd the public general-'ly, will bo called Into conference \o 'give early attention to whatever con-, grdsslonai action le needed to-insure.! completion of the work. (From Our Own Correspohdont) Coriimerce, Alta., Jon. 8.-A New Year has once more dawned upon the people of Commerce bringing with !t an abundance of good weather. On Tuesday the band paraded through the streets. Rveryono rushed to their doors and windows to hear tho excellent music which was being rendered.  The many frionus effect on tho railways. At least ,wo ot the railways must receive ear-y assistance It they are to bo operat-id in the best Interests ot the public. -Mr. Phippen then argued that there vas no legal ground tor anappeol there was no question of the right ot the board to fix rates. Mr. Bealty, on behalf of the C.P.R., .'.upported the views expressed by Mr. Phippen and expressed the hope tliat �ohould tho application be gr(intod, the order would become operative on the date fixed. Sir Henry Drayton said that it would be subject to any modifications that might be made. In granting the request of the Manitoba government the chairman said that it had always been the practice of the board to all(;>w appeals on nuostlons of law. While firmly convinced ot the correctness of the board's decision, it was desirable, he said, to London, Jan: 9.-Whll� eOBsldering President Wilson's speech to congress a very tine pronouncement, Henry M. Hyndman, leader ot the British Socialists, thinks it took a mistaken view ot Germany's present position. "There is no democracy in Germany at present," ssfld Mr. Hyndman'. "Equality Instead of.mastery Is jiist.what the German nation will- not accept. I think also the president misunderstands the position of Russia. The. majority of the Russian people and a complete majority of the constituent assembly are not represented by, the Bolsheviki at Brest-Litovsk or by the Leninite section in Russia. The Social-Revolutionary is neither disposed to surrender to Germony nor to have German or Bolsheviki tyranny at home." POETESS DEAD 'iS^ London, Jan. 8.--Dora Shorter, tho poet, died in London today. Dora Shorter, was born in Dublin, the daugh-' ter of George Sigerson, the biologist. She was married in 1896 to Clement Shorter, editor of the Sphere.' Collected .poems were published in 1898 and new poems in 19U. When You Buy a CHEVROLET CAR from us you do not bftTC' any more for parts* than It you lived In Eastern^iPonftdasgSVei!; sell all Chevrolet pans jjeto^al;, the prlce'8- �if�X*iW>M?d*t3Sja!Wj?i^. and Mbittreali'wWPh' tHWluB tor you. ' - BAALIM - MbTOtiiii THE SQUARE DEAL 1, GOOD GOODS.  2. PROPERLY PRICBD, 3, HONESTLY SOLD. 4. PROPERLY BACKED � BY SERVICE. It any one ot these sides of the square deal Is wrong, the deal Is lopsided, and you can't use lopsided bricks in building a structure. ;H0ME'i,OF .THE CHEVROlBTt" '-''fiCfjf Spf#;?* BACK OF UNION BANK HARBY^tiOLM/