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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 20, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta Pnir� fi. Monday, March 20,1911. PARI-MUTUAL SYSTEM THE HOPE OF RACING FUTURE INDIAN RACQUET EXPERT SYSTEM EXPECTED TO LESSON EVILS OF REFORM AND GIVE LIFE TO SPORT THAT'S I PASSING If It ^^ll ameliorate the rigoi'* of reform to have it known that iho bookmaker hiis been expunged or is making his Inst stand in thin and scattered ranks, that ass\irance cuii be given. Every place where a'tempts are being made to revive rai ;ns. tl;e i !imi-nation of the boukmaker is a part of tho program of refiamntlou and he-habiiitation, Sporlsrao:i who still have a heart in the aiicieut s-ime can see Jbow the destructive foroi s n-hich laid low their game germinated in the system of wagering on races and the tribute the promoters of racing levied upon that poiBonous source Works Good Where Tried Where the conditions are favorable to racing and where the admission is Tnade and the plea urged that some form of betting is essential, the pnri-wutuel machine has the call to the. total exclusion of the arbitrary odds , layer. Kentucky has been pointed oi!f ' as a shining example of how objpc ' lionable racing can be made unde;-, strict state supervision and by leaving { the wagering department practically In the bands of those, the we.ight of; �whose judgment as expressed In thnia and Churchill Uonns as it tlourished in the old da.vs when we were accistomeil to tlio number of books in tho ring as the gage of prosperity. Involvao Machine Bets When Colonel .Matt Winn, as much throtigh his own jurisTiient as through ] ills appreciation ot au iini>etiriif.i; ne- ice.'avis cup matches. In the drawing the United Slates and South Africa were selected to compete in the first preliminary. This, according to the American ol', leaves the situation in nearly as bad a tan.cii' as list .^�eal. Anicfica is not likely to go to Ihe Cape to pi .y Sdiub Africa, nor will South Africa come here or go from ICn.yiaud to .Aineiica. The I'mglish association has siig-gcsted that .Stnerica and S.iiith .-Xfrlcti meet in Kngland. where Ihe preliminary semi-finals could bo played, th'. winner to go on lo .Australia. It looks, however, as if America. l-:iitrl;ind and South Africa, the three c'lallengers, all will have to go to .Australia for the preliminary and semi finals. managers believe in this axiom that | nn which Lajoie would be caught they keep high salaried scouts comb-i yards away from the bag. I Cobb is all nervous euei-gy. and he I comes up to tho bat swinging three I sticks. That has a certain psycho-' logical value, as 11 makes him look I more formidable to s pitcher. In the I box he movee about and fidgets, ' scratching dirt with his hands and spikes and doing everything that his fertile imagination can conceive to � worry the opposing boxnian. i Still the question which man is the better batter remains unanswered. iing the byways of baseball with a fine tooth tool all summer long looking for "three hundred" liitiers. On this account several hundred young men are carried south each spring with Ihe big league clubs in the hope that lurking somewhere among iheiii thi'to may be a three hundred hitter. If one is found, the niaiUiger and the cKili owners are satisfied for their trouble and expense. rochester manager Cobb and Lajoie are born hitters of^Ro,,, are invaluable to their loams, � exactly op|)osito types. Their styles , what would the Detroit club do with-are as far apart as the east is from ! o,,, Cobb? Where would the Cleve-Ihe west, as Third Avenue is from ; team have been last season with Fifth, as the hobble skirt is from the j o,n lajoie? It is a recognized fact hoop raiiety. | without Cobb tho Tigers would Lajoie is the natural, graceful hitter' not have won at least two of the who swings at tmy kind of a ball, high 1 three pennants that t-hey have taken or low. on the inside or the outside of i in the American league. Lajoie is tho the plate,'and he never hesitates. The Frenchiuan strides up to the batter's box v.ith an almost indifferent manner WILL PLAY TORONTO AGAINST THE WISHES OF PRESIDENT BARROW Annistou, Ala,, iWnrch 18.-Despite the fact that lOdward Grant Barrow, President of the ICastern League, (has stated ho will us-> all the p")wer at his command to prevent the meet, lohn H. Gan/.el. manager ot he Rochester Rustlers, who are training at Rome, states that he will play the Toronto team of the same leasue at Rome according to the schedule, which . t:?tii: MANAGER BROWN, LIKE THE REST PREDICTS A PENNANT | WINNER i I Vancouver. March 1?.-President' IJob lirown, uiili the new manager of the Vanriiuver baseball team, Kitty, laie of iheVernon club. :n 10u-, is back in uur midst after a three ' ninnMi.s' soiocni in ihe balmy air of Southern Calil'ornia. Bob came up to look over tlio talent which will reprc-| sent this fair citv in tho Northwestern : League pennant scramble this coming ' season, and he intends to go south ' again wlioii tiie season Is under wa.v. i He Is much improved in liealth. Bras-: hear was tu comj-ianied by his wife, ; '1 he new leader of Beavers is a M.;; : fellow .standing a'lioui six feet and ; weighing about I !ii) pounds, lie was I struck by ilio aiipcariiiice of A'aucuu-ver and did nut hesitate to say so. "It is early to talk of pennants," ti.iid Pre.sideni li'ov.n this morning in a fannin;; ln'C, - b it I figure the team that beats the Heavers will cop the i I bunting. We will be stronger than last season, and gave Spokane a mighty . close chase for the pennant then. The ^ '� te.iuj. .as already outlined, looks prett} i I good at thiK stage, but of course there i I is no telling what strength the othei clul)3 will dcvi'lop before the seasoi. extends very far. All the cities wil have good teams, and 1 look for ihi best season In the hlslor>- of thi .Vorihwestern League" To buck or not to buck Or merely to Buckeye Behold Miss Piis.s, .she lieks herself, All over on the mat, And then gets up, goes out of" doors, And licks another cat � w- - - His sweetheart's,name was Josephine, And unto her said lie: 'Oh, Josephine, I'm sure you are Mv .losephinity.' P.S,-If you've a scheme you want to huck And have not bucked it vet; Just smoke a BUCK-EYE, buckle to You'll make a buck. I bet. ;