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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SATURDAY, JUNE 1. 1918 THE LEITIBRIDGE DAILY IlKRALD PAGE SEVE?3 ADDITIONAL SPORT OLD-IIIRSME ^; HERilSTOFF �A. Frank Slavin ut Fifty-Six V(i\s ) in Belgium With Can- ' udians Hnw Prnnk Slavin, llio vetoran piizcrriKhter, hi-other of Jock M. Slit-1 rin. a rnnnnr ICiIinonton innn, ciipUir-j I'd n Uoniinn .slinri)slio(jtor, who fired in him ill the dark ono*night In tlu^ 'roiit-Unp ti'onclioa In Frances Is an iiitortistliiK Htory tolrl by ii roUirncd (nIdlcM', who was In tlio Hanio com-tiany with Slavin, conv!il(i�rio had enlisted with hack In Vic-;or!n. So one black night seven months later found Frank Slavin out In a front llrio trench with the Germans pressing hard In thtir drive to tho sea, and no one knowing what might happen next, feeling well sntlstlod with life and nuito ns much at honm aa over he did under (ho Aurora IJor-eiHls." ., They wore working hard that night strengthening that narrow/ liall'-fin-lshn(l',lroni;li thoy had .been sent for-ward'to occupy. Slavin was at It with the rest, lifting bfi^s of sand to build ifpHio parapet. Mo'd lean over, gruHp a heavy has,', never wearying, lie did his share of tho work. ' Then, .iuHt as Sluvin lifted a bag and straightened to full Iwlght In the darkness, someone struck a match to llglu a fag. .Slavln'a head wag abov(! the ground level, or perhaps, opposHo a loop hole. For an Instant his leat; face and while nioimtache stood out strongly In the glow. There was an Infinitely short, abrupt, wlilzzing sound nf a rifle bullet and tho sound llke^that oC a-butiilier's cleaver striking a bono,......  Was Stunned. Slavln's bag of sand slipped from Ills hands and' fell across hlH feet, lie stood upright, motionless, in tlu^ darkness. Anil then orio of tho men stepped lo his side. "What's tho matter Frank?" he asked. "Not hit. are yon';" ' .1 Slavin raised hi;) right hand slowly. Ifo wore hc.nvy gauntlets, and, riilihlng tho back of It across his forehead, peered st/adily at It in the dim siarliglit. lie didn't answer, but stood there, swaying a lltl.lo on his widespread feet. Then he took of Ma caj). brought the edgi! of It across his eyebrows, and Jammed, it on tightly. The whizzing buUol had struck him just In front of tho loft temple, and hud plowed across his forehead, foi-lowliig tho curve of the frontal hone, but not crashing Ihrougli. It was a terrific,'stunning blow. Silently Slavin turned and began to climb out of the trencli and over the parapet. Another man caught him by the shoulder only to bo shaken ti(t. "Hither I'm not coming back or I'll bring a pal with mel" he growled. He crawled away Into the darkness out through the wire. Brought One Back. Halt an hour later there was a .snuffling sound on the edge of the trench, and the men, leaping up. saw dim figures laomlng up against the blue-black sky. HIow.s and a kick, and a man In (lermau uniform fell bead-long into tho trench and Slavin leapt down after him. Wltliout a word, ho. picked tho German up, stood lilm against the trench wall, and knocked him down with a heavy blow on tho jaw. Then, as It there was nothing more to bo done, he walked away to lOO iner Wanted Steady Work Apply Gait Mines TIRE REPAIR "SERVICE THAT SATISFIES" We have opened a new and up-to-date The Repair Station equipped with the lat^l machinery and are now in a position to do all kinds of Tire Repairs. \We would appreciate your patronage. All work I. guaranteed. We maHe a specialty oiRetre^ding and R^lining. Lethbridge Tire % Repair Station^ , F. B. McKINNON. PROPRieTOR SOB 3I?(TH STREET, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA. CLOSE RACE FOR SE I THORMAHLEN EXPECTED TO BOLSTER YANK PITCHING STAFF. llerbeit Thormahlen, tho new Yankee southpaw, is one of Manager Hugg:in;-' hopes of boosting, his weak pitching slTtf.- Herbert twirled tor the r.altl- niorj Internationals last year and was j i;T;- Yxl'inped froM, one ot the bes In the league Ho ha. , Iilonty (it speed, a .wide assortm.Mit o� ' curves and gives promise of malting gooi', return to the dressing station. The Gorman waa a sharpshooter, who had been uji In a tree somewhere out in front of the British line. Mow Slavlu crawled silently out lllie an Indian hunter, had found him, and how he got him out of the free no one ever knew. For Slavin never loUl. Slavin was sent back to mighty to a hospital. And not long afterwards ho was given his dls-(iiarge and was shipped home to Canada, where lie is now busy working for the Government as an engineer of some big conetructlon work in the Yukon! riCTUKE BUTTE Picture Butte, May 29.-Sunday, May 2G, being TT. F. A. Sunday, special Hermons were" preached iu the morning at iron Springs by tho pastor, II. S. Fike. also in the evening at Uattcrsea., In the afternoon the U. F. A. held a special service iln the Bat-tersea school lioiise, beihg presided over by the presldciil, Mr. -S. R. Brady. C. B. WcI. Huriis piled up eight liitn. one of ilieiii a iiomer. Ho l(?adB the.league in intai ba.se batting, ills record of is hi ^ in .1-1 games ineludlnfi; five liome run--, fivr doubles, and three triples. Sisler continues to >iHi\v ilie way to I the base stealers wiiii sixtiieii, ifc-I Iniies. of Boston, tied iiis ti^am mute ! Hlieaii, for lienors in .-;n-rii'i( lii;(lng ! with thirteen. Pipp .uui Gilhooley of I New York anrt Chapman of Cleveland are on even term.';. in -((iiing. each ; having registered 'Hi iniis. Walker ot ' Philadelphia slill UoU\y ilie lead in i home run hitting witli The aver-; ages include games m \Vc(lne.--day. i ' 1'he leading batters Untii. llosion, ( 'ill': jjurns. Phlladel),),,.-,. sisli-r, ! St. I,ouls, 354; Baker, .New Vork, :5.'i2; Walker, Philadelphia. Hooper', Boston, ;!43; Struiik, lio.ston, yi'i; Schulte,-'Waahlngtnii, Speaker, Cleveland, 319. . .lake Daubert, Brooklyn veteran is pressing Jaii'ies Sniiili of Husron for second place the Xaiional League. niiiili to third If Is average now is 3S3, Smith is liattin.tj 3SS. Larry Doyle, the New Vink second base man continues at tli.; ion v.ith 42(i, but he has only pla.yed in tirteen games, because of an 'operation. Burns of Nd^'Vork coatiniics to top the base-stealers wiiu seventeen. Lee Mageo and Rousili''. Cincinnati, are tied for the lead in .s.urifice hitting with nine. Benny Kauff and Young of New York are flplnins; lor honors li; scoriiig, with i wcni.iieigbt each. Doyle of Ner Yoik, Wyckland ot Boston and^uder^l^ of Phliadelphlu are in a triple tie iiir home run hitting with two each, Tlie averages ^i elude games of Wediu'sday. The lead' ing batters: Doyle, Now Yoik. t:;o; Smith, Bo.s-ton, 38S; Daubert. Brooklyn, 35a Wycklaml, Boston, :;.^il: .Merkle, Cli cago, 350; Kauff. Xi w York, 350; AU len, Cincinnati. :\lann. Chicago. 339; Young, New York, 33S; Lee Ma-gee, Cincinnati. 3;;j. BLAIKMORE Blalrmoro, May 31.-Messrs. Pearson and Thompson took a trip to Magralh by aiilomobllo and arrived back to town on Sunday midnight. They had a splendid trip, good roads and fine weather. Pte. Ike Lougliead who recruited with the I9;ind Untlalloii under I,lent, t'ol. Lyons and wont overseas with IliHt milt and finally to Fran being collected fur that fund. ONEFOTJR NEVWS Onefonr, M.Ty 27.-^^frs. D. S'. Current was over from 2-,i visiting frleuds here Saturday. Ole- Singsass has fini'?hed his house 'o!i ^13-2-."> anil lias eiiKugad O. D. Green lo do smne br(aking for hini. R...1. J. tjulclan, of Medicine Hat. registrar for tliis district, was around Thursday mailing arrangements for. the Dominion legistratiou an .luno T. L. Duncan went to Manyberrles last w.eek and tirought home his Iford-Kon tractor. Die little power plant [-made the mile trip with ease, pulling a loaded v.agon behind. I A Country Without Motor Cars MAGINE, if you can, a country without motor cars, and you have a country who.se commerce is seriously crippled. The motor car is just as necessary in our daily life as the telephone, the telegraph, or the railroad. It would have disappeared long ago, as many mere fads do, if it had no function highei- than mere pleasiu-e. Its permanent usefulness is recognized. The farmer found that it saved him time and money, broadened his life, and helped him keep his children contented at home. The merchant found it widened his field of busines-s and speeded up his deliveries. The salesman found the car added to his working territory. Business men found they could accomplish' more in a worldng day. The medical profession as a whole adopted the motor car. Iniagine, if you can, the Allies without motor transportation attempting to fight Germany motor equippe