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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - January 29, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta / - TUESDAY,-JANUARY 29, 1918 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE THREE "BRINGING UP FATHER" McM anus -"a � ,J) >k � i r - T t t DO *OU REALIZE ^ouve OEEN CONE six woo*^"" WELL -THE *TO*E V/0 CROV/DED I 'W TO IN LlH�- / ft WEU-WHERE THE TH\H% ORDERED? Hi L/7 I HAD TO WAIT SO LON� 1 POR COT V/HACT VOO *ENT V/ELL- Y�HV tMDKT "TOO, COME HOME OCT? 6\ that would have BESN FQOLiStfl �.O HAVE LOW ME PLACE IN THE LINE.- V *i * * > > > ******** * BASKETBALL TEAM * TO RAYMOND FRIDAY * of L es Darcy Why Australian^ Boxer Came to U. S. Chicago.--Freddy Gilmore, who was � clever welterweight boxer before he touk up the reins as manager of the lute Lea Darcy. and who quit the boxing game when the great. Australia1.! middleweight died in Memphis last spring, has just rerAjved a letter from the mother of the tinier Australian j managers in America, asking that Les ? ? ? It Tnpt out your old tin Liz, oil her up. twist the crank, and gel. in line with the rest of a de-legation of cars which are going down to Raymond this Friday, with the banket-ball team. Weather permitting a large number of enthusiastic fans will endeavor to make the trip. It can be expected to oe a great game and everybody can be assured of having a good time. * * > ? * ? * The draws for tonight's games are as follows: AfcLeod vs Kirkham. Spalding vs Boyd. XcJson vs Freeman, Jiech vs Shepherd. CLONIE TAIT'S DEFEAT WAS NO SURPRISE r ( FULTON LOSES NOTHING IN HIS BOUT WITH MISKE "Lea bad been looked up to by almost everybody in Australia and did not know what it was to get a set-hack, and more especially to be' - branded as a s\acker. Snowy. Baker I Xew York, Jan. 29.-By obtaining a has denied all charges made against j draw with Fred Fulton recently, Billy him, and says he wrote to different! Miske ftd om;e morc that a boxer ) nmiinp-P.i'ti in Ainnrirfl ilHKlllC that Le.S ill idol. Mrs. Darcy takes pains to thank] be matched with boxers in the States. Uilmore for the way he befriended her son when the world was against Lea-Mrs. Darcy goe8 into detail to explain ithe efrcumstsyiccH of .Les departure from Sydney, and feels sure that if the authorities in the United States could have known the real reasons Darcy would have been given his opportunity to box and might have('( been alive today. She said Lea always had an ambition to be in the flying squadron it he was given permission to make a trip to this country. As a matter of fact. Darcy wa-a in Che flying service before he died. Gilmore prizes the letter from the The Les Darcy memorial committee is holding a. special meeting, at which Snowy Baker is to be present. The result of the meriting was made public, so you will have a chance to see it: in print. "Les' real trouble first arose laet year, when a certain crowd wanted him to enlist. Well, I would not let him go Just then and he did not leave Australia to dodge conscription.*. It was the money, the big offers from America. He said he could make enough to make us all comfortable for the rest, of our days and then ife would enlist. He even signed a declaration here and offered a $1000 bond to be back in weighing over 180 potmds is big enough lo-tiom nis own with any of the giants. As a result of tUg recent bout at St. Paul. Fulton is saiiiTo have lost caste, and the old argument is brought out that if he could not beat a little man he j not "Iof hin7 see things that way, ami (Toronto Dailv News) The defeat of Clonic Tait lightweight champion of Canada, by Rocky Kansas, in Buffalo the other ntghCoccasioned no surprise to Toronto, boxing fans. (Tait is a good boy. hut he has a lot to learn before he can hope to beat a boxer of the calibre of Kansas. It was against the advice of his manager, "Darkey" Daniels, that Tait fought Kansas, and this was Hie reason why ic pair split. Daniels had arranged a program where Tait was to meet a number of second-class boxers before he was to mix it with any of the real good boys. Tail's stretched ideas of his own boxing ability, however, would would have no chance at all with the gigantic Jess Wiilard. Wiilard has quickly seized on this as an excuse for side-stepping Fulton.' The big champion says Fulton won't do at all. As a matter of fact, Fulton did well enough in that bout. Instead of hack- lie went and accepted the match with IKansds. Today Tait is a wiser and sadder boy. Clonic should remember [that champions arc not made in a day, and that he still has a lot to learn, both from the boxing and managerial end of the game, lie still has a chance ing up be was coming vory strongly at j to develop into a first-class boy, but the end, and although most accounts j.he must rid himself of the idea that he say the bout was even, it is probable knows it, all. And lie must learn some-that Fulton has a shade in his favor. jthing about footwork and close-quarter mother of the late boxer. When Darcy i eight months to get a passport, but died Gilmore lost ai! interest in the' professional end o/ boxing. He has quit the ring, and is now in the oil business at Tulsa, Okla. He turned over the following letter from Mrs. Darcy to htm: "Lesleigb, Hast Maitlaml. ".Mr. Fred Gilmore. - Dear Sir: Upon receiving this letter "you will doubtless wonder from whom it. came. \ can assure you it. is one who i although I know you only by reputation) admires _you very much on account of the regard that my sou Les had for you. L t 5 But even if a draw was the right ver-ict, it is hard to see how Fulton lost the military authorities turned it down, i any prestige. Holding Miske even was He always ha ? ? ? THINGS THAT MAKE THE BALL MANAGER HAPPY ? � * * When,the great pinch-hitter strikes o\it on a ball three feet off the plate, with two men down, bases full, one run needed, and the call three and two. _ When 4.1ie pitcher substituted through previous use of a pinch-hitter is pelted for six hits and issues three passes in his "rescue" inning. When, with the bases lull of hos-tiles and two down, a pop foul goesT and the umpire' tumbles in front of your catcher as he starts for the ball. When the star pitcher, after six hit-less innings, passes, all that do not soak him hard, and voices of said pitcher's pals arountl the stand are heard shouting: "The beer is working now." When you give the signal for n squeeze your batter misses by two feci and the catcher receives your foremost runner with the ball and a cruel leer. When thet signal is passed for a double steal; your man on second doesn't get. it, your man on first intelligently does and steals second on top of your other man ainUl shrieks of "bonehead." When the pitcher you. fired after a two-inning trial comes hack with another club and blanks you with two hits "and 10 strikeouts - and doesn't forget to say something about it at the end of every inning.^-- When somebody right . behind you, {intent on. bawling out the umpire, happens to have a voice faintly similar to your own-r-and you get three days and a $50 fine, BASKETBALL GAINS IN FAVOR One of Most Populnr Sports for Troops in Cantonments 3a n Francisco, Jan. 29.-Basketball has become one of thfc favorite sports of the soldiers in the military cantonments of the I'iicific coast. No less than 18 teams already have been organized at the Presidio, which are practicing regularly, and the prospects are tha't more teams will be formed. Plans now are being made to get up some sort of program of play which will lead up to a basket-ball championship. It has been suggested that each camp draw up a schedule hi order to determine the best team. The best team in each camp will then meet in au elimination schedule tor the championship. A conference already has been held, by Joseph Dougherty, organizer of the army and navy basket ball league; Dwlfy Lewis, the major jeague baseball player, now stationed at Mare Island; R. L. Haslett, director of athletics at the Presidio, and Major Pope of Camp Fremont, on the matter of a championship series. It was determined to draw up a playing schedule. Inasmuch as the majority of the best players of the i#hools, clubs and colleges are in the various military and naval organizations it is expected that the game will provide a high quality of basket ball. lose to Gunboat Smith and Tom Mc-Mahon, both of whom were smaller than Miske, and they had less boxing skill. At any rate, none of Willard's other victims could have done much to Miske in ten rounds. Three Bouts for Fulton Lincoln. Neb., .Ian. -9.-Fred Fulton, heavyweight pugilist, today announced he had made arrangements for the following bouts:-Tom Cowler, at Denver. February 1; Charley Wehiert, at Philadelphia. .February 7. and Frank Moran, at New Orleans, February 22. GIBSON IS EXEMPT, BUT HIS SON GOES INSTEAD himself. New York, Jan. 29- The following players in the major'leagues are above the draft-age limit:- Jimmy Austin, Frank Baker, Jrtck Collins, 'Cactus" Cravath, Jake Dajibert, Larry Doyle, Arthur Fletcher, Charley Herzog. HeJ-nie Zimmerman, Larry Gardner, Geo. I Gibson, Ivan Howard, Bill Killifer, ' Sherwood Magee, Fred Luderus, Goo. McBrlde, Eddie Hank, Jack Murray, Bert Nelhoff, Dode Paskert, Frank Schulte, Bert Shotton, Osear StanagoJ LEWIS Terry Turner,' Jimmy Walsh * Leon/| Ames, Larry Cheney, Eddie Cicottc, Jack Coombs, Jus. Lavender and Harry Sallee. Eddie Plank is the Nestor of the veteran squad -of exempts, the family record accrediting him with forty-two summers. George Gibson probably is the only oue with a son in the army. .Gibson evidently got an early start in the matrlmoniul game, as he now is only "going on 38." Paskert la on his way to the 37th Arthur Fletcher, who has been working his head off for the Giants for a number of years, is 31 years old. Some of the dope books give Arthur's birth place as JCdvvardsville, 111., and some to Colliusvillc, in the same celebrated state. We won't argue with them. It is sufficient to know Arthur was born, lit was in 1907 that Fletcher was yanked from the obscurity of the sandlots, the credit.for said yanking belonging to Joseph Gardner, president of tiie Dallas elub of the Texas league. Mr. Gardner's hunch as to Arthur's baseball ability was all to the good, and the sandlot player soon became a star and favorite In the north Texas metropolis. In 1908 he was sold to the Giants, who used him first as a utility outfielder. When Arthur Devlin slipped back Fletcher was - placed at third base, and when the Giants secured Herzog lor that position Fletcher was shifted to shortstop. In that position he has made a great refutation for HAD call OVER BARTFIELD World's Welterweight Champion Had No Great Margin in His Favor Toronto.-Ted Lewis, of England, world's welterweight champion, had the better of a ten-round~ no-decision bout over "Soldier" Bartfteld, of New York, at the boxing tournament held here under the auspices of the Sports- men's Patriotic association. In Bart-birthday," field,'Lewis had no mean opportunity, while Cravath and Frank Schulte are)The New York lad is a strong, rugged in their UGth year, if the records are correct. NO NEW HOLDS IN WRESTLING Just Exadtly You Doc Roller Says All Grips Have Been Used for Yaars Said Was X \ THAT IS WHAT HE SAID WHEN HE BOUGHT OUR 1915 �oRD. THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL SAY WHEN YOU SEE THE FOLLOWING; / Elgin Roadster, 1917, 3-passenger. Chalmers, 1917, Touring* Old Doc Roller, who. has been rass-ling around the country for lo, these many years, rises to remark that the head hold, used with such effect by Strangler Lewis, is not a new hold. Holler goes farther than that. He declared recently that there are no new, holds in wrestling. "The head hold Lewis uses is not a new one" says Doc. "The scissors used by Joe Steelier was not invented by Joe. and the famous toe hold credited to Frank Gotch was at least second-handed. "A man in the wrestling game appears on the horizon when he is able to use some particular hold better than all the rest. The physical prowess a wrestler'possesses In some* particular what gets him the pub- boxer, who carried the fight to Lewis at all times, lie used his left hand with great effectiveness, and landed many times ou the champion's head and body. A peculiar back-handed blow was anothor method used to more or Jess good advantage. While Lewis earned the decision by popular favor, he ftad no grent margin in any bf the ten rounds. Ills superior speed, reach and punching power stopped Bartfield many times, but the latter always came back for more. LAJOIE A BUSY'MAN ud under new j names.'* *> ? ? ? ? ? ? Napoleon , Lajoie is of the opinion he is going to be the busiest man in baseball during the coming-year. , ' "Thus far," says Larry, "1 have been engaged to play first baSe for the Red Sox, Cubs and Indians, to so to a Coast league club and manage the Indianapolis club of�the American association. If the International league keeps on going I figure I am not going to have much, time to loaf, managing Toronto, aswell as holding down all those other jobs." ? ? Driver "General" Grant, a Canadian, Is Decorated by the King i St. Catharines, Out.. Jan. 24.-As far as is known the first Canadian negro with the overseas forces to be decorated by Hi.4 Majesty the King is Jaraes Grantj more familiarly known as "General." a citizen of St. Catharines, who enlisted with the 4ftth battery, and who was later transferred to the 23rd Howitzer battery. The story of his bravery is well told in a letter received from M. J. Gordon by his parents. The letter reads in part as follows: "It is absolutely impossible for mc to give you any particulars but we have done some travelling of late. '9 have seen more of France and Belgium within the past few weeks than 1 have seen of the whole of Canada in Comparison. Some day I will be able to tell you all about it. "I am sitting at present in John Miller's and Tom Bradley's dug-out. Tom Bradley is acting sergeant-major, as Sergt.-Major McLaughlin is on leave iu England. We have a little quartette in the hatters' noV\ and I am the lead of it. Three other chaps, Bugg, Lee and Watson, are the other members. : We generally divide our boxes from home up among us, so often I have one when they haven't and vice versa, and after each one we have a little sing, and we have some little quartette, too. When we were on the road travelling we would strike a town where we would stay overnight, anji would then strike out to see if ,we could find a piano. Watson plays exceptionally well on the piano, andJ3ugg is a fine violinist, and lending' the solos. The "General"  "Old 'General' Grant is an honorary member and goes all around with us and gets his old bass voice working away at times. "Long before you get this yon will likely know that 'old General Grant' bad been decorated with the Military Medal, and we are all quife proud of him. The story is as follows: The gun of B sub-section was put out of action when we were in Belgium, and another gun had to be sent'up to replace it. So a six-horse hitch under Cpl. Morris and Bombardier Miller with Drivers Buschlem. Lee and Grant were detailed to 'pull a new gun into action through a spot which was always pretty hot,' and it just happened so that the road was blocked with motor-lorrie, blown-up wagons, etc. Fritz .was shelling very heavy, and when they got to the point (a cross-road), where it seemed like almost suicide to pass, it looked as if they were stuck, �as a cuuple of | vehicles were blown up across the road and there was* the smallest kind of space to get through. Cpl. Morris ordered the lead and centre teams, driven by Lee and guschlem, to unhook and go back to where they PEG-SWP DOES WELL would have more cover for the horses and themselves, as it was utterly impossible for a six-horse hitch to get. through the space. But there was a chance that the wheel team, driven by 'the General/ might, make it. so .John Miller, and 'the General stayed with it while Boycc and Morris went to get .assistance to manhandle the gun if necessary. He returned without, any success as no one would help them or could help them, and although he had been gone hardly more than ten minutes and hurried right back. Grant, the Man "'Old General' and John Milier had man-handled the gun through the small space, and it was quite simple to pull the limber through with tli� wheel- team and bring the centre and leay" teams up, limber up and carry on. Of course, every one of them did as much as the other, but there was only one to be decorated, and as 'the General* had done several little things before this, Cpl. Morris, when asked by the major who he thought the man should be, said, 'Grant.* "They are going to prepare a big dinner for all of our brigade, and the boys tell us if it is^ anything like last Christmas it will be as good � meal as you can buy in London or Paris." NEGRO ROW ENDS FATALLY Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 29.-Mrs. Eliza Jane Briggs was fatally shot. and her daughter, Mrs. Clinton Sweu- dall, and! her sou. Lorel Keith, were wounded, at Mrs. Briggs' 'home here last night by Clinton Sweudall. According to the police, the shooting was the result of a family quarrel. All are negroes. Swendall escaped, and so far has not been captured. Mrs. While of Vancouver has been appointed an official visitor for th� Canadian Red Cross at four Canadian general hospitals. Basing stoke, x Kngland. If any readers of the .Herald hear that they have a friend in the hospital, and would care for direct news of him, Mrs. White will be glad to answer any enquiries on receipt cf a request to do so. As there arc over 1,000 beds, in one hospital the patient' would probably not be In the ward assigned to ^Irs. White, but she would be glad to look him up. If any readers of the Herald have odd numbers of Canadian magazines and would post them to Mrs. White she will be glad to distribute them in her wards and in the recreation room. At present most of the patients are Canadian and much appreciate Die Saturday Evening Post, Nop Notch, Popular, Mun-sey's, Pearson's, etc., and if any read-ers of the Daily Herald would send Mrs. White cigarettes or tobacco, she will be very glad to distribute them among the men. The allowance pet week is 2>) cigarettes per man which does not go far and the men may only draw five shillings a week, ($1.10) which is not much to spay for extras such as his smokes, outings, etc There are four men in one ward with no legs and iu four wards in one block there are seventy men with about 4(]J legs between them, these men cnn'l get about much and the magazine* and tobacco help to pass the time. i Provision may be made by the city of Winnipeg to refund the taxes or?, soldiers' homes. POCKET NERVE r > "13" may be an unlucky number, but if you were earning $12.00 a day, you would not refuse an extra dollar. The pocket nerve is the most sensitive. That is one reason why the Davis* "Noble-men" Cigar (2 for 25c) has succeeded in ( spite of prejudice. Smokers recognize in DavismNoblemen" all the onerits of the high-grade imported and workmanship are similar cigar Saskatoon, Sask., Jan. 28.-J. Gillespie, of Winnipeg, continued his victorious march at the Saskatoon bon-spiel this mornffig, when lie defeated Woolhouse, of Saskatoon, for a position in the jewelry of the Hopkins' trophy event. Gillespie will play this afternoon in the finals of the Saskatoon Curling Club event. He will meet Woolhouse again there. MOOSE JAW 'SPIEL OPENS f Moose Jaw, Sask., Jan. Up.- The fourteenth annual bo ns pi el of the Moose Jaw Curling Club opened this afternoon with an entry list of 46 outr side rinks from all parts of Saskatche-. wan and four from Minot, n.d., which will take part \vt the international event. ~ 9 t both cases Here's the rub Shakespe says Imported Brands cost twice as much as "Noblemen". Why vay heavy duties ? Why not save yourself SO per cent ? MONTREAL. The fyetatl Trade supplied direct from Winnipeg ll'arehausts, insuring prompt wei our 'Vancouver and  and prime condition. TRADE IN HOCKEY CIRCLES Toronto, Jan, 2$.-Manager Querrie, of the Toronto club, this morning, made an offer that should bring Nigh-bor to the Blue Shirts. He t/ivm the Ottawa club that he would trade Cor-bett Denenny lor the star forward provided that Nighbor consents to the transfer of his services. comfort out of your car possible during the winter weather* BOXERS CRIPPLED AT FROltT- We have ar few Good Robes for cold weather driving on hand at reasonable prices. � Also RADIATOR AND HOOD COVERS for all makes of cars. \ i ***** ** * ******** Two boxers, eacji wea.ing an arti-i ficial leg as a memento of servlde at] the front, engaged in a six-round bout in*L�*Uo2i recently, BAALIM MOTOR C O. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAfi, Mgr. f ;