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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MONDAY, MARCH 4,1918 THE LETHBRinOE DAILY IIRRALD PAGEiTHRBB 'BRINGING UP FATHER' By G. McManus Commy's Big Hunch Came in 1906 - , -�- -'>- How Nick Came to Pitch Opener (By Ned Egan) Getting away fro7n the actual biiah Btutt for tho inomont 1 am wondering If tho baseball tans of Chicago ever heard about how it camo that Nick Altrock, groat southpaw pltcber and comedian, camo to bo selected to pilch Uio first game of tho world's series In 150G botwocn the Wiito So.x and the Cubs. This Is a atory that Frank Isbell, , ____......_......_____ ____ then with the .White Sox team do-: prised Jones, who didnU have tho Ughte in telling,'and as It Is a corHer J southpaw In.mlnd at all tor that gamo. could only get a crack at 'em." And Nick passed along- Comiskey sent down to the cir.b-houao for Klclder Jones. He seldom conferred witli his manager and.Jonos was rurprlsed at the summons. Hence lio went into the office to see the boss wonderingly. "Pitch Nick today," ordered Comls key in that deep voice of his. Nick, Nick Who?" said the sur- to my way of thinking, I am going to let the Chicago tans in on it. It Is Isbfcll's yarn, but it is too good to koep, so I'll give full credit tor it.  Sees Men as They Enter The White Sox were in tho old park at Thirty-ninth street at (he time, and during the morning ot the o))oniug day ot the series, Clinrley ' Comiskey was at tho park early, looking things over. He sat near a window, that- all of �the players passed as tliey entered tlio park tor the morn-Ine's limbering up, and Comiskey greeted each of thera as they came by. Tho I "Old Roman" had a stereotyped form of conversation tor \each of them. He was more interested In the pitchers than in any of tho other players. "Good morning Ed," he said to Walali as tho giant loomed up. "Good morning Mr. Comiskey," was the answer. - "How are you fooling today, Ed?" was the next one. . "Well. 1 guess I'll be all right," tho reply came. "I've got a little bit of a kink in here," working his flhoulder vigorously, "but I think I can warm out of that all right." ' Owens Had a Bad NIgdt Next . came Frank "Vpsilantl" Owens, and the usual greetings followed, "And how are you feeling, Frank?" Comiskey inquired. "Pretty fair, considering .the restless n.ight I had," was the reply. "I didn't sleep any too. well. . X think ray stomach ip out of order." "nqc" White was the next pHcher to appear. , : . "How are yIuclc3^.....Nick 'Altpofek; " 3Ua hat cooked ;0,y�|r',on one..Blde ot his bead ;an^, �tUo uswal gang of kids; fol-Jowlng/Wm aljong.j, " "G'ood'morning. Nick," (for him. ,;"Good, inornlng, Comanche," roared , Nick back.'at lilm, this boing what J>itlck always called tho owner ot the team. "How. do you feel today. Nick?'! ' "Oro^t; never was better in my IJfOi" was tho retort. "Sure to beat lir-U out ot that gang today If I Pitches and Wins Game "Altrock, of course," replied Comls-liey. "I never interfere with you, but this is my wish." "Are you crazy?" asked Jones, looking closely at "Comriflr." "Pelnse do as I say," returned Co miskoy, ending tho conversation. Jones was firmly convinced that Comiakey's sanity should be the sub Ject of an inquiry. But Nick pitched that aiftemoon and the White Sox beat the Cubs 2 to 1. Will Likely Box ten Rounds Here on Wednesday, March 13 Negotiations are practically completed for bringing Clonle Tait, Canadian lightweight cham-' plon and Ncal Allison, the rising young mItt-artist of Waterloo, Iowa, together here on March 13th, a week from Wednesday. .Definite word should be recelvtl . today that the date 'a.nd terms are satisfactory. Both have stated .^hat.they would 6ome. It only remains to confirm the details. The fans are waitlng.for this match.. .They have assurance that Allison Is one of the best youngsters In the game, and they know he will make Talt step JIgtlme to stay the ten rounds.- They want to see tlje Canadian champ In action again. His easy four round win over Jack Whitey'here last fall didn't satisfy them. They want to see what he's got when he tangles with a real scrapper. There are Indicatlo'ns that this will be the last matched go of the winter boxing season, and the fans �yant to see a whirlwind wind-up. After; this match, the J Q.,W; Veterans"will Btage'a boxing carnival after which it Is. likely the padded gloves will be laid away for some months. Definite announcement may be expected by tomorrow that Allison and Talt will'go the ten round'route here. LOCALS STEP OOT NLASTGIEANO Pull Up Itl Pins, Overcoming 125 Pin Lead-Needs- ' Freestone Win The millionaire bowlers from Barons invaded the Dominion alleys on Saturday night and for tho first two games proceeded to mop the floor with the locals, being 76 up on tho first game and 49 on tho sficond, thus going into tho third with 125 to tlic good. But in tho last game the locals took brace, piling up 931 against 790 by the visiting pin busters, and winning the round by IG pins. In the last game Dickson blew through with 224, the record for the evening, Jennings mado it an even 200, while Shovor piled up 211. Shover and Bill Moore split oven on the total pin.s for tho evening with 575, Dickson was next with 556 and Evans third with 524. Following are the scores: Lethbrldge HAVE BEEN iSE Had Little Chance to DeveJop Winner Even if He Kept Stars New York, .March - Is Connie Mack the wise liinl, after all? Did he pull Dif a .smart piece ot business basebnll when he sold the last of *is stars? In Philadelphia tlio bugs have ^een slinging anvils nt fonnio over since he let Bush, Schani;, Strunk and Mc ERRED CROSS IS AFTER SIXTHOUSAND (From Our Own Correspondent) Tuber, .Mar. 2.-On Wednesday morning the Infant r.on of Mr and .Mrs. I-ehllo Fcmtin passed away after a brief illness. The funeral servlco was conducted Thursday iifternoon at the home, Mr. Bryan otilciating. Tho Woman's Institute has hitherto handled most of the Red Cross work for the Taber district, and its members deaervo much praise for their fidelity, self-sacrifice and zeal In the work, but it has been deemed better since the v\'ar continues, and the demand is great to organize a straight lied Cross society for Taber and vicinity. On Thursday evening. Feb. 28th, a Innls got away. Tho scribes have been predicting liiat .Mack's team will I fm'thnr meeting was held in the Union play to moro empty seats this season i d"!' rooms to complete the Red Cross .O.D.E.IS AFTER lEI organization and plan the work. A cora.Tiittee of ladies was appomted to canvass the town for members and also for workers. A Red Cros? drive was discussed with an objective of $6000, and a committee was appointed to appear tor subscriptions. It w^s ar-cticallv all there is to know | ''^ne'"', '� ' "'"'f meeting next busings., end of a ball club ""'^'lay to pus., on tho work. Dickson . Sloan .. .� Liscombe Jennings Shover .. Evans .. 150 1C2 125 192 176 182 147 153 172 181 224- 55G 129- 4�S 125 200- 353 211- 575 1G7- 524 805 835 931-2571 Barons Leedy........ 191 148 155- 494 Owsley ...... 124 167 169- 460 Kulpas ...... 186 183 144- 513 Stark ........ 158 205 150- 513 Moore........ 222 181 172- 575 SSI 884 790-2555 Close Game in Doubles Needs and Freestone kept up their winning streak by t.Tlting two out, of three from Green and Clark in the doubles competition. They took the first two, but lost by 21 in the last, and won the round by the narrow margin ot six pins. Green had an even 200 in his last for high single, and beat Freestone by one pfn for high total ot 497. The scores: Clark Green Needs .., Freestone 140 153 293 160 158 157 144 301 143 160 171-408 200-497 371-965 172-475 178-496 318-303 350-971 The schedule for this week ifollowa: Monday-Shover and Willetta vs Jennings and Williams. Tuesday-Sloan and Uebersetzfg vs Needs .ind FVeestone. Wednesday-Liscombe and Millar vs Alrd and Raymond. Thursday-Mercer and Wallls vs Smith and'Evans. 1 Friday-Irwin " and DeManbey Frey and Murray. Saturday-Green and Clark vs Dickson and Benton. The standing of tho teams:  Won Lost than any major lon.sjuo club in history. Other baseljall critics have said this and that, and there hasn't been a bouquet in tho whole wave ot comment. A Wise Move But a well-ver.iecl baseball man who knows practically about tho remarked recently (hat Mack pulled the wisest stuff ihat has been pulled all winter. Wiiy? Well, hero are a tew reasons: In the first place, the Athletics have been unpopular in i^hilly ever since they started to decline. They liavo not drawn ifllo.^ and Mack has not made any money at home.  In the second-place, several of the stars M'ack sold were dissatisfied with conditions and demanded much larger salaries than he could rightly afford to pay. Lest Players by Draft Again-tho Mackmen lost seven or eight players to the various .branches of the service, and Mack saw etghtli place staring him In the face this year with little or no chance to finish a, bit higher. Mack got to figuring, very likely, that he would do well to get rid of his dissatisfied players while he could command a big ma/ket price for them. He saw a chance to clean up, in one deal, practically twice as much money as he stood to lose on the season. With no vent to pay at Shlbe park, overhead expenses small and the chance to hold a young ball club to salaries averaging $3000, Mack saw a chance to make some money on the year througli player sales and look it. , Would Not Have Been Winner Even with tho stars ho disposed of Mack could not liave built up a winner. Baseball men in general agree to this. And it some other teams in the American league have good years he stands a chance to make a little dough on tho road. Figuring that he would lose money at home. Mack probably had a hunch that he could break nearly oven on tho season's business and have what he got tor his stars In reserve. Should he break even this year he will have lint trusty $60,000 intact. Not a bad year, what? Irwin-De Manbey .... .... 9 > Williams-Jennings .. , .... 7 2 Needs-Freestone..... . .. 8 4 Green-Clark ., ;..... .'... -5 4 Murray-Frey....... . .. 6 6 Uebersotzlg-Sloan ,. . '.. 6  G Morcer-Wallis...... ... 6 6 Shover-Wllletts..... . .. 6 0 SmltlvEvaus....... .- 5  7 Llscorabe-M'illar ., .. .... 4 7 Dickson-Benton .. ..' .... 5 7 Alrd-Raymond ., .. .. ... 1^ 11 Bijou Motor Farlors Limited THE H0U8E OF. SERVICE , FIFTH TRBBTtOUTH . , LETHBRIOQE, Al-TA, New York,.March 2,-The first con-, tlngdnt of the. New York National lesjguo .'baseball team left here yesterday for Hot Springs, Ark,, to start training lor the coming season. AUTO BANDITS OET $3900 Toledo/ Ohio, Mar, 2.-iFour bandits in ft high powered automobile hold up and robbed the paymaster of the Dboh-l^r DloCaatlugB Company of |8,900 in cash today near the factory Jn the western outskirts of the city. The pay^ master way i'eturnln^ from a b.ank [with the cash. A guard who accompan" lied him \ws Bhot..TUe bandits escaped in t^o'ir car. i Had Been Exempted as Muni tion Worlters But Papers Delayed Ottawa, March 4.'-^Plve momhors ot the Renfrew Hockey Team played against the Natloaals ot Ottawa Sat-urdnly night under military guard. With five hockey "fans" from Renfrew thoy were taken into,custody by the Dominion poUco aa they ware apparently in class one under the Military Service Act. An urgent call was sent to Renfrew by tJio players who had all 1>eon exempted aa munltlona workSrs, but the train bearing tho documents was five , hours lato and they were only liberated at noon yesterday. The Renfrew team, playing under guard, won\the game 3 to 1. The' players were bonded for $1,000 during tho game, , Twenty defaulters were rounded up in/pool rooms of the capital Satur-i'day. __ ZBY82K0 AND STECHER DRAW On Thursday evening, Feb. 28th, Roy Beattie and Fern Kuns, both of Grassy Lake,' were married at the manse by tho Rev. A. C. Brj'an. They were supported in the ceremony by Mr. Archie Wotmm and Miss Hilda Martinson. The second puWlc meeting ot the Taber Forum was held Sunday afternoon in the Bex theatre, and was well attended. The Miners' Band furnished several musical selections and a solo, "Thy Will be Done," was sung by Reg. Bailey. The speaker ot the day was the Rev. Wm. Irvine of Calgary, whose expeui^es were 'geneiously paid by the Calgary Forum. Mr. Irvine 'gave an eloquent and Interesting address on "The Spirit ot the Coming Age. After the address .a number ot questions were asked,^ and Mr. Irvine given a hearty vote of thanks. In two weeks' time Mr. Hawkins, the new barrister in town, is to speak on "The best hundred books." Mr. Crosier returned on Wednesday from the hospital in Medicine Hat, where he had undergone a serious operation. Ho is improving rapidly in health. Misa Htittle Nuss has had to return to the hospital in Lethbrldge suffering from the aftermath of an operation i^Qifor appendicitis. ' Sergeant Warner, who left Talinr for the front three years ago, and who has done a soldierly bit there, returned invalided last'week. He is visiting while in town with Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Todd. The Ladies' Aid oi' Knox church are planning to hold an apron and food sale in tho lecture room ot the church S.iturday, March 30th, at 3 p.m. Tho Rev. Thos. Phllp was a visitor this week in Lethbrldge, being A delegate to the Social Service Congress being held there. Cecil Mahon returned with his bride on Saturday last from an extended wedding trip that included British Columbia, California and other parts. As both young people are popular in Tabor they are receiving a most cordial welcome home. Suspicions have deepened into certainty that old man wliiter has gone over to tho Germans, hag and baggagei. Last week evading the vigilance of Chief ITauld.s and the city fathers, he made a night raid upon the town and froze our water tank solid. This no doubt was preparation to putting a torch to the whole shooting match. Anil when frustrated in this, in Impotent rage ho scourged the town last lifonday with the worst blizzard ever known in those parts, piling' tho snow in gra.-it barricades across the streets antl sidewalks. And today he is at it again. Tomorrow, we would not be surprised It he ' dropped typhoid bombs upon the town. He has already poisoned much ot the ice we ivad stored up for use next summer. Yes, it's time torth^ traitor to be hanged by the neck'till dead, and no bungling about It either, Mr, Hangman. (From Our' Own Correspondlent) Macleod. Mar. 4.-School Inspector A. E. Torrie and family, moved to Macleo from Frnace to assume his dutlea asj acting chief of staff. Officers .ihere:'': have no knowledge of the plana Oen-. i: eral March may have in this tcgard, but it has been announced that he will" . draw to his aid men in whom h� haa  ^1 special personal confidence. There are indications that General Biddle wilt |: be selected for an Important command ' in Europe when T�lleved by General.; March. ' BRITISH BOMIARD AIROROMIS' London, March 1.-(Deloyed)-Thil. following report of asriar actlTittoa was given out tonight: ' "Four tons ot bombs were dropiieAr Thursday night on large hoatlle alr�; dromes niidway between Tournat.and' Mons, and on billets in the nelKhbor^i hood of Douai. All our machines re-^ turned." 1 Now York, March 1.-A-catch as ; catch can wrestling match between Wladek Zbyszko vo�. Poland and Joe Stcoher resulted .sin a draw at the end of two hours' wrestling at Madison Square Garden tonight. RED SOX GET PITCHER Boston, Mass,, March 2, - "Hack" Eibel, a pitcher and infielder who played last'year "with the Richmond team of the International League, has been .added to the roster ot the: Boston Aritericarts. ' President Prazee ot the Red Sox, who la in New York, notified his office yesterday of the purV chase. ,: , ,\ Alberta Butfet and Grill 411 Fifth St 8. Oppo.�ite ORPHEUM TRCATRE I i StiU at the Old Stand EVERYTHING FRESH AND CLEAN STRICTLY WHITE help , GEO. ADDISON - PROP. Phone 1S27 FULTON SCORES KNOCKOUT < , Chattanooga, Tenn., M%rch  \.- Fred Fulton ot Rochester, Minn;, knocked out Jim Harper'of Kansas' City here tonight-in. the second round' of a scheduled oighU-ound bout. Harper was knocked through the ropos' by a irlghtf uppercut ^c"the cohln and was unconscious for several miDUtes. The Chevrolet 490-A Touring Car . -;- \ THE CAR OF BEAUTY, POWER, DURABILITT AND ECONOMY. BAAUM MOTOR h6MB op the chevrolet BACK op.union bank hahhv 'M�fl., 347158 98??00 ;