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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 6, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HEKALD Moiirtay, Mairh fi, 1911. AMATEUR BASEBALL TO BE BOOSTED HERE LETHBRIDGE OFF THE PRO. BASEBALL MAP 9^ LETHBRIDGE C OUT IN THE C CARELES; ATTITUDE Lethbridge Club Represented by an Outsider at Basebeill Meeting in Regina Not as Good Baseball Fans Here as in Regina or Moose Jaw Shown by Gate Receipts The news that bethbrldge is no longer a memlier of the Western Oanada LeafftiP.. will certaluly be received by the fans of the rity i>.-;!h keen disappcintmeni. To have no professional ball In Western Oaaada at all wouW have b6�n sufficiently discouraging, but to h^ve the old league revised with fhls city left oux in the cold cora�s 5ome'^-ha; as a lieartbreaker. Lethbridge was not excluded because of financial embarrasmont. 'Siey are straight on the books of the lejigue, though under obligation to the president. In fact Lethbridge wag never In just as solid financually as now. At least the prospects for raising the coin was never so rosy. The club has acquired a tract of land at a low figure and it Is figured that the advance in price when put on the market, which will be in the ne.ir futiire. should be suffleiont to pay off the outstanding debts and put the olub on a firm basis for commencing another year, Lethbridge is out of ihe league _t'or one reason-she failed tn look after herself. Ttie pruuioiers have displayed :i careless iu-difference-and with e.xccllenr reiisDU. no doubt. They are not lo he blamed for fightins ?hv nf a heavy responsibility, in which they are accorded the slimroejt kind of support by thdse who should ."iee them through. There are fans here who believe Lethbridge to be a red hot baseball town. It may be in spots. While we may have individual fans of the red hot variety, collectively the fans of this city fall away below that standard of distinction. The gate receipts of Brandon, Moose Jaw and Regina. the latter two of wbk-h lethbridge claims equality, are far greater. Had there been a proj)erly instructed delegate from here looking after nur interests at the Regina meeting Saturday there is no doubt but what Lcihlirldg" �otild stJII lie in the sivvlm. Lethbridge showed intiifference and Saskatoon was �'Ifotn Missouri," and they both were dropped With somfine to push our case, a compromise would surely have been made with Sa!>katoon and their little differences straightened up and the old eight dub league still a-going. True, we had a represeiitatlvp there in W. .M Shtisior, of .Moose .law; but as an outsider he carried no wei^lit and President Kck-storm had sufficient to monopolize his attention without looking after Lethbridge Interests any more than he lias done. Wiped Off the Western Canada League Baseball Map at| Meeting in Regina Saturday - Eckstorm Again President Shuster Wanted Lethbridge Franchise Winnipeg, Brandon, Regina, Moose Jaw, Calgary and Edmonton Embraced in New Formation - Saskatoon Had Bluff Called -/$] 500 Salary Limit (Special to the Herald) Shuster offered to tr-,ke the Leth-1 Opening games will be played in Wln- Regina, March 5.-With eight dele- bridge franchise and put a team into | ripeg, Regina and Calgary, gates present, the Western Canada '"3"= P'^"' '* � Eckstorm's salary has Baseball League was rormed last night that place. It was; Pres. Eckstorm's salary has been thought best, howeve-. that the league'fixed at $300 anil travelling expenses.! should have only s'x clubs and Leth-;and_ the guarantee for each club will] here, consisting of six teams, namely: bridge was given the gobye, 'be $500. On May 1st each club,will de- C.lgary, Edmonton, Regina, Moose The g'reatest point of discussion was | P�5'' with the treasurer the sum of Jaw, Brandon and Winnipeg, that of salary limit. Finally it was '� "^""^ a sinking fund and Decision to make the league six agreed that the limit be set at $1500^ to be drawn on only In case of emer-teants only was not arrived at withoutmonth, Tom Letcher, representing ' 9ency, Mileage for 1911 will be equal-^ , . . . . Regina, suggested gate receipts be split ;i� = r -u-,. ,. e-ou=��nr,'. r.r....,llows : .St r.itliiTs (M.iclendi. lical 'iim-niiiius I (Jraiiuiii 1, 11-7. .\ minus ((; raiuiiu}, heat Maclean (M.ich i.il I, :i-s . liiiiL^liaiii 1 ^L'.c,t�^lli), heal Cummitigs i (tiraiiMin), 1 'i-l - VdliiiK r.Macli'Mil) I'c.il .\ii(keus ! (Clraiiiiiii), lii TEG FRANCHISE MAY BE SOLD  Winnipeg still owes the Western Canada League in Ihe neifjhborhood of $:!8.t, and if this i>i not paid by todiiy, the Winnipeg franchise will be put i.ip for .sale. This is in accordance with a resolution passed at the Regina meeting Saturday, Two-Division League Proposed to Comprise Towns on Crow Line and Those in the South Lethbridge to Have Team in Both Divisions - Meeting at Y.M.C. A. . Next FRIDAY Night WITH LETHBRIDGE "ALL IN" AS FAR AS PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IS CONCERNED, FOR THIS SEASON AT ANY RATE. AMATEUR OR SEMI-PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL IS UPPERMOST IN THE MINDS OF THE PLAYERS AND fANS OF THE CITY, A PROMINENT ENTHUSIAST HAS BROACHED A SCHEME TO TH� HERALD WHICH LOOKS GOOD. IT IS TO HAVE A LEAGUE FX)RMED WITH TWO DIVISIONS, WITH LETHBRIDGE REPRESENTED IN BOTH SECTIONS-ONE TAKING IN THE TOWNS OF THE CROWS NEST LINE, SAY TABER, LETH-BRIDGE, MACLEOD AND PINCHER CREEK; AND THE OTHEt? EMBRACING LETHBRIDGE, MAGRATH, RAYMOND AND CARD-STON. THE TWO DIVISIONS OF COURSE WOULD PLAY OFF FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP AT THE END OF THE SEASON. A CITY AMATEUR LEAGUE HAS ALSO COME IN FOR CONSIDERABLE DISCUSSION IN BASEBALL CIRCLES. BY REQUEST OF SEVERAL OF THOSE INTERESTED IN BASEBALL THE HERALD CALLS A MEETING FOR THE Dl,0 CUSSION OF THE SUBJECT AT THE Y. M. C, A. PARLORS NEXT pmOAY EVENING AT 8 O'CLOCK. THIS IS THE BEST DATE IN VIEW OF A HOCKEY MEETING ENGAGING THE AT. T^NTION OF SEVERAL FANS TOMORROW NIGHT, THE RECIPROCITY DEBATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THE SPORTING GOODS HOCKEY CLUB BANQUET THURSDAY NIGHT. A MEETING FRIDAY NIGHT WILL GIVE EVERYONE PLENTY OF TIME TO FORMULATE PLANS. Attendance was Below That of Moose Jaw ' or Regina be EATONS WIN CHAMPIONSHIP Toronto, Otit , March fi -By drir-at- EATONS HOLD THE ALLAN CUP Til ton 1(1, Marcit fi,-di'spal.ched The iullowtUR Baseball Park Will Thrown Open as Heretofore . I I'rPsidrnt C. 1. Kikstorm, of ihi- W. i !c. L., rciiirned from the league nieci-I ing at lieglna on Ihe delayed Klycr. 'just liertiri' noon loda.v. lie staled l-i the Herald that the meeting was no' 'nn>:ioiis lo lia\n I.ciribriil.^e out of ilir . orgaiil/.;!!inn and the Idea hart not been Ithoughl of until drti.stic action .�lu.nitiBi ' I Saskatoon boiame necesanry. With, 'the ousluig of .Saskatoon from the lea- oii .Saturdav i)iK thr .'irgonaiits on .Saturdav hiRlit Mclegratu in the htuU ivai,,,. h the, .sitics. t!,,- i"^"i'"li''<'-lv after Ihc Katon- Katons won thr senior i liaiii(ii