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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 25, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD TUESDAY, JUNE 25. 1M8 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus ^�1 BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING "GLAD T CALLED" SAYS BENNY KAUFF Great Giant Slugger Now in the Army Training to Slug The Kaiser New York.-"I'm glad they've called me," said Benny Kauff, the popular | outfielder of the Giants, when asked about hlfi being drafted Into the national army. "I hope that I am able to learn my military duties in quick time, so I can hurry across to help hasten the end of the big war, which, of course, won't end until we beat the Germins to a fare-thee-well. "I'll admit that I didn't take the war serioup at first. I thought our entering the struggle was a big joke, and that our intentions were not to send any men over there. But now that I see that we ^re in the fight to a finish. I'm on pins and needles to get a crack at the enemy. I only hope that the kaiser will come within throwing distance when I have a grenade in my hands; if he does-good night Kaiser Bill. "I've seen a number of our boys who've already come back from the otijor side, and the sight of them has made me doubly ansious to avenge their wounds. "I hope that the task that is assigned me l8 that of driving on' of those great big tanks such as the English have so successfully used. You know I understand autos from the ground up. There is nothing tbout the mechanicism of a car that I am SERVICE STATION HENRY J. DENN Proprietor All Makes of Batteries Charged and Repaired 311 7th Street S. Phone 616 AUTO TIRES OF ALL SIZES VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System RE-TREADING & REPAIRING By Experienced Workmen. All work guaranteed. Special Equipment for Rim Cut Repairs., R.D. RITCHIE cos 13th St. 8. 0pp. Ellison Mills not hop to. and dri\1ng one of t'-.cse gre.it traveling forts would suit me to a T. More Than Pleased Now. "When' I was first examined by ray board back in Pomeroy. Ohio, several ; months ago, 1 didn't dream for a mln- : uto lliat the affair was as serious as it ' is. To tell the truth I was rather i pleased to hear that because my left ' arm was longer than my right I v.-oulJ : probably be rejected. But since that \ two or three months I have been praying to be called to the colors. "There v,-as a time when nothing in-tarested me but the old batting averages. I'm hitting close to .350 right now. but I'd rather be hitting that hard against the Germans and helping my country to make the world sate for democracy. Every cent I have in the world is spent on Liberty bonds. Ever>- spare cent I get I buy either bonds or thrift stamps. I hope all the other ball players are doing the same. "I guess I will meet a lot of old pals on the other side. I know that my friend, Mike Donaldson, the old fighter who trained me when I first came to the Giants, went over there when the Sixty-ninth sailed. Hank Gowdy and a lot of other players I know are fighting in France. "I hope that the big leaguers send over the championship teams this fall so as to provide diversion for the boys that are fighting for Uncla Sam. Had I not been called I intended to volunteer on such a team. Kauff Has One More Week. "Probably the fans will get their 1 last chance to see me on Saturday,- j June 22, as I will probably report at Camp Sherman on Jime 24. Believe me. I'm ready to go, and I hope the fans will always remember that I worked hard to bring about another winner this season." The loss of Kauff practically puts an end to the Giants' pennant hopes. Ho was playing his best this season, doing great work in every department. 'U'hen he first joined the dub he was given to a lot of well-intentioned bragging, but during the last two years he has learned his lesson and has done nothing but plug away in order to make good. Kauff was born at Middleport, Ohio, In 1S99, and began his professional baseball career with the Pogdensbury club of the Virginia Valley league in 1911. The following year he was picked up by the Y'ankecs, but was sent to the Hartford club of tho Eastern league where he played in the outfield during 1913. He became a member of the Indianapolis Federal league in 1914, and the next year was transferred to the Brooklyn team of the same organization. Kauff joined the Giants in 1916 and has been one of the shining stars of the team ever since. His fielding and hitting wore somewhat of a disappointment during his first year with McGraw, but he improved rapidly and in 1917 compiled a batting average of .308 and ranked eighth among the outfielders in fielding, his tjgures being .976. TURIN BALL TEAM ERE SATURDAY Locals Picking Team This Week -Cardston Also Wants Game Here Next Saturday evening the first ball game of the year with an outside team will be played at the ball park, Turin being the visiting team. The local team for the fray isn't known yet but practices are being arranged for this week, and from the Bank-rs, Old Timers and others available it is thought a good aggregation can be picked. Scott will do mound duty for the locals and an effort will be made to have Venner-witz on hand for emergencies. Cardston also wants a game with the locals. Manager Cheese-man of the Temple City team was in the city yesterday to arrange it. They have a team of Benedicts that will take some beating he says. He is also anxious to arrange a game here with Vulcan during Stampede week. It is stated that the U. S. steel company's new shipyard at Kearny, N.J., will be the largest In tho world. DOES YOUR RADIATOR LEAK All radiator troubles repaired and made as good as new without removing the fins. WE ABSOLUTELY GUARANTEE ALL OUR WORK and want to show you that we know how to do a good job on any kind of repairs to auto or tractor radiators. CALL AND SEE US Andy's Radiator Repair Station BEHIND DALLAS HOTEL-UPSTAIRS WHEN THE LADIES WERE DISAPPOINTED Cleveland. Ohio.-Many Cleveland women like professional boxing. That was shown by the attendance of about 500 Cleveland women at the Mooso club's open-air boxing show at league park last week: .\nd some ot them were disappointed at that. Matchmaker M. .i. Hinkel reports one woman saw him, and when asked it she liked the performance, said: "Yes. I thought it was fine. But I was rather disappointed as there wore no knockouts. We wanted to see some one counted out." It is likely that attendance of women at the next open-air show will be larger, as those who attended will surely tell, their friends of what they saw. In a way this will be another instance of women taking the place of men because of the war, for the war has taken so many fight fans from this city that attendance of women must pick up to make the boxing shows financial suecosae.s when a large outlay is made to get the high-class boiling. But tho ruling of the boxing commission permits women to attend only outdoor performances. �ECCENTRICITY GOLF'S CHARM. Looks Easy, but It Isn't, That's Why Player* Become "Bugs." In trying to explain the fascination which golf has for him a well-known player recently stated that it was because the game looked so easy and was in reality so hard, although nothing seems easier than hitting a stationary ball with a club. Before the object can be satisfactorily accomplished there are a groat many things to bo mastered, such as how to stand, how to swing back, how to obtain tho proper co-operation ot body, arms and eye. The problem,of dispatching that in-.HOlent ball in the desired direction becomes suddenly torrltylng. .Men wrestle with it as with a refractory collar stud, and tho most oven totn-pers are ruffle 1 by its perversities Prodigies of resolution and will power in other spheres cannot remember to keep tholr heads down and their eyes on the ball when on the links. Men ot weak physique with hardly an effort send tho ball flying 250 yards w'hlle huge, burly fellows gal nowhere. DID NOT APPEAR. Bridgeport, Conn,, June 24.-Gub. Chrlstlo did not appear to meet Hari7 Urebb hero tonight and' Frank Carbon who was BUbslUuted proved an essy mark tor Grebb la fifteen rounds. BASEBA RESULTS NATIONAL Won. Lost. P.C. Chicago........ 33 17 .691 .\ow York ...... nti 18 .667 Boston ......... 2il 29 .500 Philadelphia .. .. Sfp 29 .463 Pittsburg ........ 2a 29 .463 Cincinnati ...... 2?, 3'.' .418 St. Louis ........ 22 31 ,415 Brooklyn ........ 21 32 .396 Cincinnati. ,lune 24,-Schneider's wiidness combined v;ith clever bunting and base running by Pittsburg, gave the visitors an easy victory here today 7 to 2. Score: Pittsburg .......300 000 202-7 10 0 Cincinnati ......000 100 001-2 C 0 Miller and Schmidt; Schneider and Allen. Chicago, June 2i,-Chicago settled down behind Hendrix after an unsteady start, overtook St. Louis and won S to 3. Score. St. Louis ........101 100 000-3 5 2 Chicago ......�...000-310 04x-S 14 2 .Meadows, May and Gonzales; Hendrix and KJlUter. v Boston, June 24.-Demaree had the be'ter of Rudolph in ajpitchers' duel here today,"New York winning 3 to 0. Score; New York ........010 000 002-3 9 0 Boston ...........000 000 000-0 4 0 Demaree and R.-iriden; Rudolph and Wilson. Philadelphia, June ,24.-Oeschger kept Brooklyn's hits scattered, while Cheney was wild and Philadelphia won today 7 to 1. Scorn: Brooklyn ........000 001 000-1 7 1 Philadelphia ____030 002 02x-7 10 2 Cheney and Miller; Oeschger and Adams. "CULLY" SPORT WRITER, DIES Son of Late John Ross Robertson Succumbs to Malady- Was Widely Known Toronto, June 23.-John Sinclair Robertson, eldest son of the late John Ross Robertson, and familiarly known in the journalistic world ot Toronto as "Cully" Robertson, died at Allandale, Slmcoe county, yesterday morning at the age of 45, three weeks after the death ot his father. He had been practically an invalid for the past two or three years, but maintained his connection with the Toronto Evening Telegram as a regular contributor to the sporting page. He was born in London, England, in 1873, when his father was cript there for the London Globe. He 'was one ot the organizers of the Canadian Wheelman's Association. He also was a yachtsman and a member of the Royal Canadian Yacht club. MERKLE BIG DRAWING CARD. His "Comeback" the Sensation of Chicago Fandom. Chloago, June 25,-Fred .Merkle, for 'many years a popular Idol at the Polo grounds when a member of tho Olants Is one of the Cubs' brightest stars. His comeback Is a reigning sensation and he is a powerful drawing card. Merkle.was born in Watertown. Wis., on December 20, 1888. He began his professional cafcer with the Newark (Ohio) club in 190C, i but became a member of the Tecumseh club in the South Michigan league before the end of that season. The Giants bought his release tor $750 in 1907, and he played under McGraw until the summer of 1916, when he was traded to Brooklyn for Catcher McCarty. The Robins sold Mm to the Cubs last year tor $2,500. Merkle is a six footer and weighs 190 pounds. I-Ic is leading the National league in batting and is playing first base as well as ever. AMERICAN Won. Lost. Boston .......... 36 25 New York ....... 33 25 Cleveland ......... 35 27 Chicago ......... 2T 28 Washington ..... 31 31 St. Louis ......... 26 31 Detroit ......... 23 31 Philadelphia .... 21 35 P.C, .590 .569 .565 .509 .500 .456 .420 .375 New York. Juno 24.-New York defeated Boston in the first game ot a' four game series, 3 to 2 today. Score: Boston........ 001.001.000-2 3 0 New York..... 000.100.002-3 7 6 Bush and Agnew; Mogridgo and Hannah. Walters. Detroit^ Junfe 24.-James outpitch-ed Cicotte and Detroit won the opening game with Chicago today six to two. Score; Chicago...... 000.000,200-2 5 2 Detroit........ 000,121,llx-6 9 1 Cicotte and Jacobs; James and Spencer. Washington, June 24.-Harper had the better of Gregg in a pitching battle here today and Washington defeated Phllatlelphia two to one. Score: Philadelphia .. . 000,000,010-1 6 0 Washington ., . OOO.OOO.llx-2 8 0 Gregg and Perkins; Harper and Piclnich. Claveland-St. Louis, postponed, rain. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Rochester 7, 9, 1; BInghampton 3, 8, 5, Syracuse 1, 10. 2; Bottimore 5, 8, 4. Jersey City-Buffalo, game was played Saturday. Newark-Toronto, garna was played Saturday. AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Columbus 7, 13. 2; Milwaukee 2, 4,1. Louisville 1, 7, 1; Mlnnfeupolls 2, 7,1. Other games postponed. P, C. INTERNATIONAL Abordeen 2, Seattle 3. (Only one game played.) TEN FAST ROUNDS. Now Bedford, MmSs.fjJune 24.-Al. Shubert of this city was awarded the decision over Jack Sharkey of Now York at the end '4 Un laat and uvon rounds Uoro tonl^^J, ROGER HORNSBY IS NOT FOR SALE CHEAPLY Now York, June 24.-"It the bird who started this rumor to tho effect that tho Cardinals were considering an offer tor Rogers Hornsby, made by the Giants, would kindly let up for a minute, he would certainly do me a favor,'" Jack Hendricks, manager of the Cardinals, quoth recently. "1 have almost developed a sore throat from denying that report." ^ Hornsby, Hendricks believes, is the greatest shortstop in the game, and the view Is shared by many ether critics ot baseball. Ho announced to The United Press that he not only will not sell Hornsby to the Olants, but has no Intention of disposing of tho famous youngster under any circumstances. "Some one recently started the rumor also," he continued, "that Hornsby would quit baseball at the end of this year. Pure poppy cock. He has an Invalid mother and a slstor dependent upon him. He can make more money playing baseball than al any other thing. Consequently it isn't hard to figure that this youth is going to stick in the national game just as long; as he can." Hendricks has a pennant possibility on his hands in the Cardinals. He has three men who are .300 or bettor hitters, and he has three others who are potentially that strong In tho field. It he were to sen one ot these raon ho would be jamming his own Intoresta and likowlHe those ot the club he represents. And that la saying nothing about what is duo tho fans ot St. Louis, loyal tor years in tho face of hard treatment. MONTREAL HORSE WINS. Aquoduct, N.Y., Juno 24.-Cudgel, owned by Commander J. K. L. Robs of .Montreal, won tho ilrooklyn handicap to-day. Roamor was socond, and George Smith, third. ? DUNDEE GIVEN DECISION, �>*->! : � ? < o Louis Keel 318 Fifth Street The Home of Fashion Craft Clothes and The Florshelm Shoe MEN'S NEW NECKTIES The Four-in-Hands 75c to $2.00 Now and novel aro theso scarfs from the best American and Canadian makers, oxprossing to knowing por- � sons the finest there is in men's neckwear. Such neat effects. There aro-bluo and 'White, black and white, as well as many rich color combinations. All cut full with gonorouB libe'ralily-in u word. Neckwear of Quality Priced for All to Afford, 75eto $2.00. Large Assortment of Wash Ties. In plain and fancy colors. 35c to 75c NEW WOMEN'S RECORD FOR SWIMMING Delmonte., Cal., Juno 24.-A new world's record and two American records were mado here yesterday In tho first official swimming race events held in which all participants were women. Both records were set by Miss Frances Cowolls, ot Alameda, Cal. Mrs. Towers, ot Willowdolc, an Alberta old-timer, li dead at the ago of 72 years. Unnecessary Trouble Most every man who runs a car has oxporlenced some uhpldasant things that make him realize the importance of High Class Repairing By having ii woll equipped shop and expert mechanics wo are in n position to handle any kind ot repairing and guarantee our work. Drop in and look ovei- our complete stock ot accossor-ies. STANDARD GARAGE VELIE DISTRIBUTORS FOR ALBERTA-THIRD STREET 8. You will find it will pay you better to equip your car with Non-Glare Lenses than to pay fines. Help make the roads safe for others. We carry lenses for all types of cars. All the reliable makes. BAALIM MOTOR CO. Do Not Forget to Leave Your Old Tires and Tubes in Our Red Cross Box. HOME OF THE GHEVROUET �ACK' OF UNION BANK HARRY HOI.MAN, Mgr. ;