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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta JUNE 1918 THfe LBTflBRlDGE DAILY IIRRALD PACE SfcVEjN ADDITIONAL SPORT HAVEU THE RIGHT STUFF 9 Prank Slavin at FiftyrSix in Belgium With Can adians How Prank the veteran brother of Jack Sla a former Edmonton captur ed a German who fired zn him in the dark night in rontllne Honchcs in Is an interesting story told by a returned who was In tho same com pany with convalesced the mmn hospital and finally wns Bent Jomo on the same hospital ship that sarrled the old lion of the prize When Slnvln went to war ho was years of but he admitted II to ihu recruiting and got iway with for he was a wonderful specimen of a Well over six feet Slavin is straight as an In he looks fit to fight inyono and lie was In ills prime when John Sullivan was a In days Slavin was one of the London prize rings great heavyweight and he aniped close oa Sullivans trail for i year or Inefro without getting a It Is stated on the authority 5f no less a noted man than Hike who was as close to Sullivan as that Slavin was he one white man Sullivan didnt sure to In Hot Slavin went to England with the IGth Canadian and trained it Salisbury plains for a went to France for two months more and then rushed into the hottest fighting in They had offered Slavin a chance for a commission by this because of his knack of hand ling and he had refused It be cause he wanted to stay with the men So had enlisted with back in Vic So one black night seven months later found Prank Slavin out in a front line trench the pressing hard In thelf drive to tho and no one knowing what might happen feeling well satisfied with life and quite us much at home as ever ho did under the Aurora Bor They were working hnrd that night strengthening that halffin trench they had sent for wardtff was nt it with lifting ttlSIa of sand to build rffiitlie Hed lean grasp a heavy never1 ho did his share of the just as Slavin lifted a bag and straightened to full height in tho someone struck a match lo light a Slavins head wag above the ground or opposite a loop Vor nn Instant hfs leat face and white moustache stood out strongly In the There wasan infinitely whizzing sound of arlflo bullet and tho sound llkejthat of cleaver strik ing a Slavins bag of sand slipped from his hands and fell across hie He stood In the And then of the men stepped to his Whats the matter Frank he Not are you I Slavin raised his right hand slow Ho wore heavy rubbing the back of It across bis fore peered sttaclily at It in dim Il6didnt but stood swaying a little on his wide spread Then ho took of his brought the edge of U across his cye j and on The whizzing bullot had struck him just in front of the Jofl and bad plowed across his fol lowing tho curve of the frontal but not crashing It was a Silently Slavin turned nnd began to climb out of the trench and over the Another man caught him by the shoulder only to be shaken Either Im not coming back or Ill bring a pal with me he He crawled away into the darkness out through the Brought One Half an hour later there was a scuffling sound on the edge of the and the leaping saw dim figures looming up against the blueblack Blows and a and a man in German uniform fell head long into the trench and Slavin leapt down after Without a picked the German stood him against the trench and knocked him down with a heavy blow on the as if there was nothing more lo be he away to 1OO Wanted Steady8 Work Apply Lethbridge TIREREPAIR SERVICE THAT SATISFIES We have opened a new and uptodate Tire Repair Station equipped with the latent machinery and are now in a position to do all kinds of Tire would appreciate your All work We make a specialty QiRetreading and Lethbridge Tire Repair Station PROPRIETOR 306 SIXTH CLOSE RACE FOR SECOND IN BATTING Mile drive for second place batUftg honors in American league 19 underway with the Philadelphia first leading the to aver Hges passed during the ending i and has MM average of 35f W five points behind will Continues ihe top of thqJIst mark of he baa beoftjout ofilhe gume bemuse of 111 THORMAHLEN EXPECTED TO BOLSTER YANK PITCHING the new Yankee is one of Manager hopes of boosting his weak pitching twirled for the Haiti mor3 Internationals last year and was one of the beat in the He lias plenty of a wide assortment curves and gives promise of malting return to the dressing The German was a who had been up in a tree some where out in front of the British How Slavin crawled silently out like an Indian had found and how he got him out of the tree no one ever For Slavin never Slavin was aent back to Blighty to a And not long afterwards he was given his dis charge and was shipped home to Can where he is now busy working for tho Government as an engineer of some big work in the PICTURE BTJTTE Picture May May being special Hfcrmons were preached in the morning ut Iron Springs by the pas also in the evening at lu the afternoon the held a special service tin the Bat teraea school being presided over by the S gave us a very inspiring and helpful basing his remarks on the building of the wallsof urging all to remember that it is the individual effoft is going to compete the wlioe The returned then addressed the telling us of some of the worlibelng done at the front by the and urging on all the groat necessity olf greater in order to bring this ter rible war to a successful Hit address was full of encouragement to even though called to make the supreme A collection Burns piled up elfcllt one of them a He the in total base bat his record of hiin in 34 games includlnfcftveliomc five and three Slsjer ctintinues to show the way to the base stealers with jrfc of tied his team mate for honors In hitting with Plpp and Gilhoolcy of New York and Chapman of Cleveland I are on having registered 20 Walker of I Philadelphia still holds the leud In homerun hitting with The aver ages include games m The leading hatters 40 354 New 352 MJ 343j 333 Jake Brooklyn is pressing James Smith of Boston for second place i the National having jumped front ninth to third I place within a Uis average now is Smith is hatting Lar ry the Jkew York second base man the top with but he has only played in fifteen because of Burns of continues to top the basesteaters with Lee l Magee and are J tied for the lead in sacrifice hitting with uinei Benny Kauff and Young of New York are fighting for honors with Doyle of Wyckland Boston and audenis of Philadelphia are in a triple tie for home run hit ting with two The averages clude games of The lead ing batters New 426 Bos 388 353 351 Chi 350 New 350 AU M3 339 Ntew 338 Lee Ma May Pear son nml Thompson took a trip to Magrnth by automobile and arrived bark lo town on Sunday Thny hud a Hplendld good roads and fine Ike Longhead who recruited will HIP IU2nd lUitlalion under Lyons nnd went overseas with that unit nnd finally to France with a construction battalion arrived Inxt Monday Ike has boon where tho shrapnel falls hut escaped without any He never lost a day since he was as noon as ho landed In Halifax n carbuncle started on the back of his Ho lias been finite a He went to Calgary Wednesday for med ical George Patton nnd Arthur Knnls wen I to Calgary Tuesday evening to Join tho Tloyal Flying George has already been in having gone thenwith tho 192nd but was back as being too He lian also two brothers tbo Hnyfleld IBH taken a houan on llUh and in having extensive re pairs pit on it for a Llllie li back from gary having attended tho Knights Templars in Young concluded his address on Immigration and the Foreign Kin inent in rtur midst last Sunday These addresses were very interesting and Young left for Edmonton on Sunday to attend JJio The school under the in struction of some of th teaching staff are preparing and a comedy to bo given in the near future in the opera Marry Hunter has returned from Lunrfbrock and is now engaged Id work at McLarens sawmill for John Melhalls who was sick with pneumonia in now Green held District Court In tho hall on a few minor cases wore bofori the DIRECTOR OF FORTIFICATIONS June General of hasjjeen appointed direc tor of fortifications and works sufc reeding Major General Sir George Scott Major General Twining was born In Nova Scotia and entered the service through the Hoyal Military He has earned high opinions In France dur ing the last three was then taken for the Red Triangle Fund of which resulted the sum of being collected for that ONEFOTJB NEWS May Cur rent was over from Visiting friends here OleSingsass has finished his house on 1325 and Has engaged Green to do some breaking for of Medicine registrar for this was around Thursday making arrangements the Dominion registration mi June Duncan went to Manyberrles and tirought home his Ford son The little power plant madethe 30 mile trip with pull Ing a loaded A Country Without Motor Cars i if yoli a country without motor and you have a country whose commerce is seriously The motor car is just as necessary in our daily life as the the or the It would have disappeared long as many mere fads if it had no function higher than mere Its permanent useful ness is The farmer found that it saved him time and broadened his and helped him keep his children con tented at The merchant found it widened his field of business and speeded up his The salesman found the car added to his working Business men found they could accomplish more in a working The medical profession as a whole adopted the motor if you the Allies without motor transportation attempting to fight Germany motor If you are without a motor car you stand exactly the same chance with your competitors Buy a THE UNIVERSAL CAR Runabout 575 Tearing 595 770 970 OneTon Truck 750 All war too cxctjtt Md thutia Ford Dealers Dealer Dealer Lethbridge Warner Raymond PER PACKAGE S NAVV CU CIOARETT BEAUTIFULLY COOL AND SWEET SMOKING ;