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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1916, Lethbridge, Alberta FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 1916 THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD PAGE THREE MKmBERBBlO Pugilist-Aviator Declines a Big Offer to Re-Enter The Ring Now t Now York, June Car- pentier, the French heavyweight now serving with the aero detachment of the French army around Verdun. declined an offer of to box a twenty-round bout, and two exhibition contests in Buenos Ayres, according to Promoter Marcel Del S'lar who dulled for South America, accom- panied by ieveral American boxers, who will taie part In a ring carnival In Argentina during July and Aug- ust. Peacari Del Sar several weeks ago visited Csrpentler In Paris, the yfcung heavyweight receiving u mission' to leave the front for the con- ference, but be not sway him from his deeire to remain with the army. "You could not tempt me with million Carpentier said, ac- cording to the Argentine promoter. "Willie my friends arid counntrymen are falling around me I would under no consideration even think ot enter- Ing the ring again. Maybe when the war is over I will listen to your pro- position, but not before." New Field Opening Peacan Del Sar saw a great field for boxing In Argentina, and In an endeav- or to learn Just how it will take there he has Invested in the box- Ing carnival which will be held dur- ing July and August. The greater part of this money will be distributed among the American boxers. The Big Again Jack Johnson, deposed heavyweight may he seen in e. "come back" bout during the Argentine tournament. He Is now in Spain boxing occasionally, according to reports sent here, and Peacan' Del Sar expects he wlil set sail for Buenos Ayres during the sum- mer. The negro heavyweight cham- pionship will be settled there in Aug- ust with the meeting of Sam Lang- ford, Harry WHHl, Sam McVey and Joe Jeannette, and It is likely that Johnson will meet the winner of this series. IDI WELSH ir MNINlHrlOGE World's Lightweight Champion jo Make Tour Of Canada Welih ....................chin If there U one boxer more than another who would be given the glad hand of welcome upon his appearance more than another It Is Freddie Welsh. The ehampioa of the world -Is going to make a tour of Canada thta .sumer and his manager has written to the Herald seeking infovmatloii aoent Freddie's appearance here. Th'e main difficulty would exiet in getting a suitable opponent to go on with Welsh. Harry Andonon would be just the boy to go on with the champion. It wcuH be a match par excellence. The letter from Welsh's manager to the Herald, reads in part, as- fol- lows: bear am contemplating a tour''thrpufh Canada from coast to coast, with Freddlo Welsh, of Ponty- prldd, South Wales, the holder of the world's lightweight boxing champion- ship, and alia bolder of the light- weight championship of Great Brit- ain, and tha posniaor of two belts, won at the National Sporting Club, of London, .England; one of them, the famous Lord Lonsoale belt, and the other, the world's championship belt which Welsh won .M the time he de- Hughey. Mehegan.L We expect to make thg trip in .question .this summer. To Aid Charltjat Owing to the urgent'. necessity of raising funds for the different chari- ties, .Which have been made necessary by the war, Welsh all times, while oh thiftcpntempiated trip, be willing and glad to contribute a part of his earnings to some designated charity. Very truly, HARRY POLLOK. V OF THE SEASON "T McGregor, a bustling city on the Iowa bank of the Missis- itppl .v.Sf submitted the sea- son's Ant and it's true. Charles and Emll Kurtz brothers, pulled a female stur- 4 geon, rneaaurlhg 'six feet in v length, from the river, after ensnaring It in a trammel net 4 They had a terrific battle with the after bringing it a- shore. Flpally they tied it with 4 four stout rope) and left it in shallow water for a day until it thrashed out its strength. 4 What a whopper It was. It weighed 125 pounds and one dressing yielded 19 pounds of eggs. These brought a 6 pound- the dressed fish The brothers got 125.26 for their catch. It is estimated that the slur- 4. geqn was at leant 75 years of v'V t NATIONAL Won Lost Pot. Brooklyn....... 28 16 .636 Philadelphia..... 27 10 .587 Now Tort...... 24 21 .533 Chicago......... 26 28 .490 Boston 23 .477 Plttsburg 21 26 .447 Cincinnati....... 20 26 .444 St. Louis....... 21 31 .404 Pounded Recruit Pitcher New York, June York easily defeated St. Louis, today in tho first game of their series by a. score of. 6 to 2. The Qlants made three runs off Williams, a recruit St. Louis pitcher, in the first Inning, and also bunched hits on him in the fourth and fifth Innings. It was only the fourth victory for the New York club on their home grounds this season. St. Louis............. 2 9 3 New York............. 5 9 0 Williams, Stone and Snyder; Por- rltt and Rarlden. A Timely Two-Bagger Brooklyn, June Mowrey's long double to left, scoring Stengel and Wheat, beat the Cubs in the first clash of the series between Brooklyn and the Cubs by 2 to 1 today. The Cubs outbatted Brooklyn, but Doll was effective and received brilliant sup- port. Chicago............... J 8 2 Brooklyn............ 2 6 1 McConnell and Archer; Dell and Meyers. It Was Wagner's Day Boston, June won from Boston 2 to 1 in an Interesting game today. Wagner drove In both the visitors' runs and fielded brilliant- ly. Plttsburg............ 2 8