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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - January 21, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, JANUARt 21, 1918 THE LETHBniDGE DAILY HERALD "BRINGING UP FATHER" V PAGE THnRE By G. McManus fix. NCT Q,...-..... Haight Irwin..........Centre .... Schweitzer Skelth........Lett........A. Nuther Bearcats-Endicott, 3; Jackson, 1; and SkeltW,!-total 5. Tigers-Moe, 2-total 2. _/___ Only 16 Out of 330 Players Are Still Good Enough For Majors What is the average tenure of tho ball player In tho big leagues? The reader who asked this question caused us to go back over the records tor tt few years and we found something Interesttng and enlightening on the subject. Somewhere under 10 years would be tho answer, Just at what: point would be difficult to det^- : There are players who have gone on for a score of years, but players of the Anson^ Wagner, Lajoie type are carce. There have boen hundreds who ^ve lasted only a season or two, but RAYMOND PLAYS HERE ON FRIDAY          .Basketball fans should be sure to lay aside next Friday to see the first game of the season against Raymond. These' two old rivals are at It again and the best kind of game can be- expected. Both teainn are confident of victory, and have their minds set upon gaining It, Thero'-wlll bo two games, tho Raymond Juniors also coming up with blood in their eyes. �    �-     itTs safe to say the average ball player Is good for somewhere between eight and ten years. What Space of 12 Years Show* It Is Interesting right along this same lino of thought to go through a record book of 10 or 12 years ago and find just what percentage qf the players in active service then will be ready toyfeport at the 1918 training cdmps. The result Is astonishing even to the most ardent followers of the game. Jt seems scarcely possible that out of 330 men drawing salaries in the American and National leagues in 1906 only 15 played ball in 1917 and four of these probably will not be seen In 1918. Ana that is the space of only 12 years. Of the American league pitchers of 1905, who Included Waddell, Mullin, Jobs, Chesbro and others, only throe, Bonder, Plank �nd Coomb.s, were able to pitch successfully last year, and Plank retired In the middle of the season. One other, Donovan, managed a big league club. Of the National league pitchers of 1903 ReulbacU and Amos were the only ones who saw service in 1917, and Reulbach pitched very little at Boston and has been given his unconditional release. Math-ewson was still actwe in baseball, as manager of the' Re(|s.  Gibson Only Ckteher ^Ltft Not a catcher of tl>e 1006 tropp war] m the harness 11 years later, except Gibson, who did a little relief work at New York. Of the Intielders six remain of the 19Q has trouble In making-the 133 pound limit, was still heavier. Indications are that -Tait fell down on the in-i!ighting. Che Alberta lad has a nasty left which ho can hook over at a, distance but ho has a lot to learn about mussing It at close quarters, which is where the boys south of the line shine. Tait is understood to be on his way west now. In a letter to the local club a'few days ago he said he ejcpected to scrap In Winnipeg alout February 1, though he did not mention his likely opponent. From Winnipeg he wants to come to Lethbridge for a bout about tho 10th. Tait wants more seasoning before he tackles the boys south of the line on their own ground again, and he is likely to come west to get it./ The local club has offers from several men to box here. One of the best bets is Frankle Nelson of Buffalo, a lightweight who beat Johnny O'Leary at Buffalo on No-.vember 24th, 1916", taking six rounds to O'Leary's t\^' Nelson also has a ten-round draw with Rocky Kansas. Then there is Guy Ingalls who is fighting for Chot Mclntyre at Seattle this winter and going strong. Johnny Schauer of St; Paul is also open to meet Tait, and experts of the Twin Cities predict that ho can beat the Canadian champion. i____ It is safe to predict that Tait will be one of the principals in the next battle staged here, there being a generaal demand on tho part of the fans that h'e perform against a fast man for their delectation. TAKETHREEOyiOP ES ECONOMY ^^Is getting^the most value (dr every, dollar spent.^ Come in anid look over these second hand car bargainsi^ Ciialmcrt, i91t Touring........ $1200.00 Elgin, 1917 3'pas8. Roadster......$900.00 Ford, 1915 Touring �. .........$275.00 TROUBLE CLEARED UP Montreal, Jan. 19.-The C. P. A. financial standing, which has caused much discussion in soccer circles for some time, were put  before Auditor Jack Kyle, who went through It yesterday. In astatement Mr. Kyle said: "The financial statement was examined by me last night and after scrutiny, I feel samo will be found extremely satisfactory to tho council, in fact it' was above my expectations. It must be remembered that during tho past two years the Income of the C.F.A. has been nil, yet expenditures, although extremely small, must be paid. This economy Is especially noticeable In the case of the Dominion president, whose account, although visiting Toronto on five sesfkrate occasions, is one of the smallest items." Also Defeat Calgary Five-Man Team-Big Feed-Calgary To Hold Tourney Lethbridge-trundlers journej'ed to Barons on Saturday nlglit to play the other end of the tourney which Imd been started hero a week earlier. Bur-ons-copped most of (ho games In tho tourney, taking all tho ganftea on Saturday night, so that they won three out of the four matches that were on the book*. Tommy Evans was the only local bowler to pull out a win on the round, winning over Ernie Stark in a singles competition. He had beaten Stark by 165 pins hero, and Stark reversed the tables at Barons by winning by 29 pins, so that the local man won by 136 on the round., Shover and Bill' Moore didn't play, but Hank Jennings was away down In his singles game with McDanlels, which he lost by three straight and a total of 148. Jennings had a.load of 55 to start with, so that he lost the round by 93. McDanlels and Kulpas: again turned the tables on Sloan and Dickson, winning at Barons by 89 pins. They had won here by 18 pins so that they had a lead of 107 on the round. Sloan was oft color, and the Lethbridge duo won only two of tho five games on the Barons alleys. Calgary had a five-man team on deck and rolled a quintet from Barons which was won by the Millionaires by 116 pins. The Calgarians could annex only ne game, the last, by 10 pins, Hat-.fleld was high man for the throe games with 560. He was also high single with 209. - ^ After the tourney the Barons boys entertained the Lethbridge and Calgary trundlers at^a big feed at which strikes and spares were made with alarming regularity, there being not splits or blows chalked up. i The Calgary bowlers announced that some time about the end of February a tournament would be held there and Lethbfldge and Barons were given on urgent Invitation to send teams. It Is likely that a couple of five man teams will go from here and a couple from Barons. Youngstown may also be represented. FoHowing were Saturday night's scores: Single* Jennings...... 110 120 128-358 McDanlels..... 158 165 183-506 LADY CURLERS GOING STRONG ? ? ? ? The lady curlers ai-e patronizing the roarin' game this year stronger than ever. They have a very Interesting competition in progress, the latest results of which follow: Mr�. Ferguson beat Jlrs. Marshall. Mrs. Aird beat Miss Buchanan. Miss Aird beat Miss Proctor. Mrs. Ferguson beat Miss Proctor. Miss Aird beat Mrs. Marshall. WHO WILL WILLARD FIGHT FOR TITLE? U. S. Sport Writers After Dim -Floto Pays Tribute To Tommy Burns stark .. Evans ., Sloan .. Dickson . 179 204 150 211 148-892 . 199 176 163 171 164-863 Double* 136 160 151 132 137- 716 178 136 185 157 138- 794 314 296 336 289 27&-1510 Kulpas ... 147 162 141 157 137- 744 McDanlels . 149 200 153 208 145- 855 Bqou Motor Parloirs PIFTH UFREET at>UTH THE HOUSE OF SERVICE LETHBRIDQB, ALTA the game. Strange to say the great Tyrus Raymond Cobb Is among them and is stilt the greatest of all ballplayers. The others are Sam Crawford, who has abdut reached tfe^ en4 of the road. Hinchman, SchuUe, who UatJ an unsatisfactory season last year, and Sherwood Magee, who has been jeloased by Boston. Others actively In the game who were "up there" In 1906 are Fielder Jones, manager of the V Browns, and Bob Wallace, who will be 'back In the big tent next year, prob- I ably as a coach. This is a striking picture of the length of time a big leaguer iqay hope I to remain in fast compony. Most of ' them are gone and all, with the exception of Cobb, are fading. Twelve ye.ars means a great deal to a ball I player. Calflacy- Scott..... Hemming .. Wark .... Praser .. . Shdver .. . Baron*- Hatfield .. .. Flood'...... Kulpas..... Stork ...... Moore..... 290 362 365 282-1599 Five-Man Team 160 147 352 166 155 187 137 130 144 139 147- 494 165- 449 192- 474 145- 455 172- 466 780 737 821-2338 169 182 209- 660 165 177 168- 510 153 146 133- 432 167 173 170- 510 157 154 131- 442 811 832 811-2454 Jennings and Evans will meet Dickson and Sloan in a two-man event tonight about 7.30. Thi* Is a challenge matcl^ and will be tor five games. Sloan and Dickson won their first mafch with Irwin and Usfomb, and are confident that they can turn the trick again this evening. Tho Herald composing room has accepted a challenge from the editorial department tor a match of three games to bo played Tuesday, evening about 7.30,_ HARRY 6REB WILL MEET AUGie RATNER Pittsburg. Pa, Jan. 21,-Harry Qreb will meet Angle Ratner, of New York, in a twenty round fight \n. Now O7-leana tonight. Domini* Torlorlch, the promoter, says that It Qreb make* an Impressive showing against Ratnor bo ' will arrange. to have btm meet OhaiQPioa Mike 0'Dp;wd tn a 90 round battli; V ^ ,,:,;., V. . otto Floto of the Denver Post Is greatly concerned about getting Jess Wiliard into the ring. In a recent article he had something to say about Dempsey and Fulton as probable contenders for the heavyweight crown, and incidentally recalled something about our old friend Tommy Burns. Floto says: How about this California h|!avy-welght? Wiliard was asked next. "Oh, that fellow, Dempsey, you mean," he retorted. We told him yes; that la the boy we had in mind. "All I know about him is hearsay; I havo never seen him in actiorf," replied Wiliard. "Shouldn't wonder if he proved to be the touch est of the.bunch. These follows of whom not much has been hoard .ma then uiussom forth on the horizon with a bound are always dangerous customers. They tell me Dempsey la game, willing and knows something about fighting. However, if the public wants me to meet the Callfornian instead of Fulton or Morris, I am ready." In tho meantime Jack Kearns who manages Dempsey, says: "I am willing to allow Dempsey to meet any three men Wiliard designates and if Dempsey defeats them all, he wants. to be given the chance to battle for WU-lard's crown." Fair enough. Tommy Burn* Wa* Game Little Man In speaking of Wiliard and other champions, let's hot forget Tommy Burns. Burns was one of the greatest fighters that ever held the title. He was a smair heavyweight, at that, but he knew the game, possessed lightning speed and courage a-plenty. He lost to Jack Johnson in Sydney, Australia, more because) of his own mistakes than the ability of Johnson to defeat him. For several years previous to U)l8 meeting with Johnson he told the Writer many times, "Johnson Is not a game man." Ho told this story so often he really, believed It himself. When the match was made Burns had but one idea in his head: "I am going ^ make that nigger quit," as he wrote on postal cards he spntto American friends. ' Burn* Mad* Bad MisUke In Bout Thep the men entered the ring, and no sooner had Burns left his chair than he rushed Johnson with the Intention of carrying him off his feet. Instead of taking advantage of Johnson's real weakness-which always was his Inability to^carry a fight to an opponent -Burns carried the fight, to Johnson, just the thing he wanted him to do. Tbtssallowed the'colorod man to crcds with his hard right hand and knock Burns down in the initial round. Burns never was. himself after that. Yet jln the 12lh round Tommy began to come back strong and there was danger of his winning the decision. Had Burns made use of his speed and forced the fighfto Johnson there Is no telling what the result might have been. Jahnson Adherent* PulUd a'Buok The late Ruddy .Unholz was in Johnson's corner that alternoon. Many times Unholz discussed the bout with us and told how he'and others got under the plattoriu out of sight of the officials and shouted, "Stop It, stop It. It's brutal." etc. They yelled so long and loud the police inspector fin--ally took heed, Jumped in the ring and stopped the bout We [asked Unholi why such tactics were 'resorted to. "Because," replied Ruddy, "Molntosh had told Johnson before tho fight began that If It went the limit he would give the decision to the white man." It waa fear the bout would go the full 20 rounds that Induced the Johnson adherents to cry oi)t the fight should be stopped. V Tommy wa* Gam* to,th� Latt You may imagine what a wonderful The Work of the Five-Pointed Star (Specially Written by Capt. Carrie) The history of almost all Institutions can be divided Into two phases: (1) The Pioneer, (2) The Expansive. So tho history of the Canadian Y. M. C. A. at the front can well be divided Into these two. Tho Pioneer days laid foundations upon which the present can build with great security. And as In all such edifices, our admiration for tho completed whole seldom gives due praLse to the foundation, so there Is danger that In applauding the work of our secretaries now overseas, we forget the strenuous toll of the pioneers of the work. To them rather than^to us who followed belongs much of the glory of the service the association is now able to render to the Canadians In Fiance. The turning point In ouf work occurred about the time of our return from the Sommc. There the resources of our institution were tested to the limit in the attempt to give service of tho most MPterial kind to tho Canadian corps as it took its part in the great push. Called upon as we were suddenly to take over almont the entire canteen arrangements of the corps our simple business organization would not have stood the strain. But the call of the Pioneers for a business manager had finally been answered, and the arrival of that Importaiit personage to direct the buying, selling and accounting of the immense business transactions there carried on, made possible the giving (more or less efficiently) a groat serlvce to bur men ata time of intense strain; and created amongst the Canadian rank and file, not to mention the higher command, a respect for the organization which could in so short a space of time and' under such adverse cohdi-tions^^adapt itself to the need of the hour. The association came away from the Somme with a fine record of service, and a greater respect for It on the part of those It attempted to serve. , The winter of 1916-17 saw tho Canadian corps in a quiet part of the line. The Y. M. C. A. was able to sit down, take stock of itself and define Its policy of service more clearly. Gradually the business department evolved, so that now in each dlvlslj^n there is a business department presided over by aa officer responsible to the business officer. Whereaa in the early days each officer spent most of his time on his canteen, now all but one officer In each division la fresd to carry on the more vital activities of the association. Having cleared the decks, so to speak, the association preparci for action. ^The religious problem was next taken up. It was felt that one of the things most needed by the men In the field was a presentation of tho gospel upon popular lines, free from superficial emotionalism, Intended more to help men live than to prepare them to die. In response to their request Revs> W. A. Cameron and J. McNeill of Toronto, were sent out. All last winter, with only one night a week off, Capt. Cameron presented his message of hope and faith and love to huts full to overflowing with soldiery. Many a man went out fiom the meetings heart .led for tho struggle, mora en* thusiastlc for noble living, more determined than ever to live to the best that was In them. And It most pleaso the people at home to know that nightly, not one but four such meetings will be held in the Canadian corp* this winter. This, along with the exUn-sive distribution of religions literature written in the field, is to the writer'* mind the most vital work the assocla* tion is doing In France. We will never be able to measure the power that goe* out from each of these meetings. Contemporaneous with the religion* problem was that of entertainment. Tho higher command is always anxious that the time of the soldier while out of the line should be taken up actively In some form of recreation and entertainment that win provide a good antidote tj tho noiso of the shell and the b mb. The association wa* Just la keen 'o make the aoidler's life aa enjoyable as possible. We started in 1916 with one cinema taken over from the British Y. M. C. A. This fall we have nine in the corps. In 19J. ', beyond Capt Plunkett'a quartette, we had little more than . impromptu concerts. Wow we have four or five first-olas* concert parties at our disposal for this work. These parties are most popular, and the huts are a'rays crowded to the doors with both men and officers to hear them. No charge of any kind whatever is made for any cinema or concert. Our >iuta are always open to whosoever can get In. In the early days bur concerts, were conducted in an'ordinary hut, from a halt stage in front, to the tune of the canteen bo-hlndv Now ou^'special theatre huts have sloping stage, sloping theatre, footlights, headlights, apotllghts, drop curtain, side curtains-all, of course, of a kind-the dresses are the latest from Paris and the songs fresh/from tho London stage. Space does not allow for a full description of other equally Important branches of our work that have devel-opl^d this last year.The athletic programme of this past summer with Its meets. Its baseball and football schedules. Its 26,OOQ dollar ^qntpment (mostly In baseball), Is in itself worthy of much lengthier mention. The special services rendered the wounded during shows, commencod In a systtnnatla way at the Vlmy iRIdge and sine* then an Integral part of Y.M.CA. activity on the occasion of any show on tha British front, is a story In itself. Along these fir* lines the asaoela-tlon work has deraloped gradually Md solidly during the past year. Without losing any vigor In this departmont, but rather galnUig grac� throng ax-perience, It Is taking a hold of onfl more form of activity. I refer to tho education-programme now being developed In the army overseas. The plans are s^lll Inthelr infancy, but are In the protecting and guiding care oC Dr. Tory, from whom much Is .expected. The work of the association orerr seas is in a thoroughly healthy Stata and as such Is.wortfiy of the aupimrt of those interested at homa, and the best labor of those whose privilege It Is to serve the. Canadian corp^ lu f*i^anc�. little man Tommy Bums really was when we figure he was apparently tint Ished tn the first round, yet be managed to wether thirteen more and was on, his^eet fighting back when tho bout J was stopped. Burns time and again 4 told us that he was stronger at tliat ^ stage of the battle than at any previous time after the initial round. That he surely would have lastied the distance but for the action of the authorities In stopping It. , HEAVIEB riOHT DRAW St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 18. - Fred Pulton, Rochester, Minn., heavyweight, and Bill/' MIske, St. Paul, boxed 10 ronnda to a draw tonight. MIskeled In a majority of rounds,- getting Inside Pulton's left. Fulton even-ed up-with heavy body blow*.     For those seeking a car of lightness, power, comfort and distinction the *'Royal Mail" Roadster is an ideal-investment. ( Call and see it, We will be pleased to show it to I you. BAALIM MOTOR CO. ' HOMC OF THC CHEVROLET BACK OF UNIOyi BANK , HARRY HOliWAN. M|n ..... :r (i:..�...,rr. 726??046 ;