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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - March 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LFTHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD "BRINGING UP FATHER' SATl'HDAY. MARCH By G. McManus I NO-DFAP HELLO- MA'.:n Byron is regarded by ball players as a humorist in the National league and one who gives them more laughs on and off the field than most recruits. He Is known as the "singing umpire," and almost continually chants on the field to keep himself in good humor. This alone is one of the peculiarities of Byron that makes his work In the field interesting to the players. Singing on the diamond is not '.he only feature of Byron's work that has attracted him to all the players in the league. They say he oaa make mere peculiar decislons'than any other man officiating behind the plate or on the bases. Us is a bit autocratic and. likes to convince the men in action that he is the king on the field. Off the field Byron is a likeable chap. He is always pleasant and not a bit given to self-praise. Jack Doyle, formerly player and umpire, recently met Manager Mitchell of the Cubs and inquired after Byron. "Don't seem to be improving a great deal," said Mitchell. "He gave a decision against us last summer that cost me a game as well as $100. We were playing in St. Louis and big Mule Watson was on the rubber. Art Wilson was at the plate. Watson, as he started to pitch, stubbed his toe and in trying to hold back on the ball threw it wildly and hit Wilson on the back of the neck. Byron would not let him take biB base, saying it was a alow ball. I protested, and consequently was chased to the clubhouse and Liter fined Jioy. Doyle laughed at .Mitchell's experience with Byron and then related the folio wing: "Byron and I worked together in a gar" 1 Newark in the International if." .'"i- j;,e years ago. He was behind the. piste and 'I was rendering ilui-i.-......s en the bases. In one of the innings a batter knocked a foul fly-between t.'lird and home. The catcher and third baseman ran for the ball. As both men started to get under, it the coacher bauied out that he would take ; it. The catcher and third baseman . heard the voice and thought it. was ; the other shouting for the ball and i stopped. The ball fell to the ground. ! Byron immediately called the batsman j out. Of course, the coacher protested ! and asked why, to which Byron re-; plied: 'He's out for vocal interference.' : That created a bis laugh and stood.'' j This story was not new to Manager ; Mitchell, as ha was the catcher who, along" with Third Basemen Bill Phyle, let the voice of the coacher, Benny r Meyer, fooj bim. Mitchell added that j at the time he was wearing a plaster ! over his left eye And one on his lip as I a result of a collision with the first baseman of his club and naturally was a bit timid in going after fouls. Phyle also had the accident on hia mind and Meyer knowing this, thought quickly and got away with the trick until Umpire Byron made his decision on ' "vocal interference." DILLON KNOCKED DOWN BUT GETS A DRAW. Muncie, Ind., March 22.- Jack Dillon, of Indianapolis and "Steamboat Bill" Scott of Toledo, fought,ton rounds to a draw here tonight before a large crowd, Dillon forced the fighting but Scott put up a fine defense. Dillon was knocked down in the tenth round. Bring Your Repair Work in Now Before the Spring Rush Begins First-class mechanics are scarce and we won't When, promoters and managers meet next Tuesday to sign article? for the Willard-Fulton heavyweight championship bout on July 4th. there will he a list of details to settle, but the following from a recent dispatch gives the main points: Although the Fulton forces have been clamoring that Fred would battle Willard for nothing, just to get a chance at the title. Colonel Ali'der had more trouble getting the challenger into line than he had with Willard. Fulton held out for $4u."u0 as his end at the start. He came down to Jl'O.OoO finally, while Colonel Miller stuck at Slo.ou'o. At length Colonel -Miller agreed to pay Fulton S2'.'.00. with the stipulation that Fred bet ?5,o00 of his end against Willard. Thus, if Fulton wins, he draws $25,000, whiie a defeat would let him out with 815.000. Colonel Miller and Manager Mike Collins have posted a forfeit of Sl.uOO each with a Kansas City sporting editor guaranteeing that all arrangements for the mill, with the possible exception of the site, will be decided by April 1. The rival forces may get together here this week. Willard and Colonel Miller expect Fulton and Manager Collins early in the week, and if they arrive the details of the match will be settled. The referee and other officials will be agreed upon at this meeting. Thus far only one definite bid has been received by Colinel Miller. That came from Dominick Tortorich of New Orleans, who has teamed with Matt Hlnkle. Cleveland promoter, to land the bout for New Orleans. Tortorich bid $105,OrtO for the show. Colonel Miller wired back that he could not accept any offer yet. but stated he did. not believe $10.".000 would be enough to land the battle. Colonel Miller is one of the Miller brothers, owners of the La Ranch show. Mis tntry into the pugilistic promoting game is a story in itself. He was in Jacksonville, Fia., idling away the winter when he learned of Willard'3 presence. Joss worked 20 weeks with the 3 01 Ranch right after he beat Jack Johnson for the championship, so Colonel Miller visited WIHard's hotel to pay his respects. Lator Colonel Miller went to New Orleans to see the Fulton-Moran fight. He saw Fulton stop Moran in four rounds, and he heart' the 'Pulton boasters proclaim that Fred could put out Willard just as easily. On his return to Jacksonville, Colonel .Miller again sought Willard and told the champion ot the boasts from the Fulton admirers.* The colonel also hinted Jess was getting more unpopular every day because of his refusal-to-defend his title. Jess apparently became peeved at the sir. ma handed him. Tie asked Colonel Miller point bi.ink tvhat the latter would offer for a u't.-tmy'.cmKhip match. The colonel had no idea at the moment of going into tiie promoting business, but he was game. .As he toils it, he and Willard agreed to a contract, calling :or a batt'-o within 10 weeks. Mo opponent for Joss was named definitely, but the Fuitoa shadow across the throne led Colons! Miller to sign up Frederick as tho logical man for the match. New York. March 22.-Napoleon Lajoie, veteran infiolder, who managed the pennant winning Toronto team in the International league last year, has bean purchased from Toronto by the Brooklyn National League club, it was announced here today.  Series Drawing Close to End- Local Bowlers Go To Barons Tonight Willnts and Shorer took two out of three from rk and Green in the doubles r-rles. winning by 28 on the total. Shaver bit them hard 'or 201 in his fir-t came and 508 on the total, taking both Ihjii'ts. Benton and nil k-son lost two out of thre : > > > : > : > * > BASEBALL GOSSIP. ? : : ? > : : > : : : : ? ? ? : ? : > ? The Giants, though champions of their league, are going to forsake tho purple. Their 101S uniforms. Instead of having purple stripes, cap peaks, etc., will bp trimmed with black. If John Mt-Graw had adopted this color scheme several years ago Artie Shafer might never have deserted the team. Hal Chase, at 3:">, is the oldest first baseman in the National league, bo!!: in age and point of service, hut the youngsters will have to go a long and hard way to catch up to him. Connie Mack evidently likes the brand of shortstops they raise in Connecticut, .lack Barry came from that state, as did his cucce3sor, Billy Kopf, and Joe Dugan is another native of tho Nutmeg state. The Nashville club of the Southern association will start the season with only two members who were with the team last summer. They are Shortstop Ellman, who manages the club, and First Baseman Kauffman. Tho draft and trades took all the others. Clark ...... Green ...... 389' 283 :U4- 93C 1G0 149-402 Ifil 150-44S 280 321 299-910 185 144 . 108-437 194 136 151-4S1 379- 280 259-918 140 153 15G-485 14.7 177 142-466 293 330 ">*-A21 Lothbridge will invade Barons in force tonight for tho last match of the season. Barons will play the return game at the Dominion alloys here on Monday night. Benton . 1 Dickson j Liseombe .. /. i Miliar ... '.. comiskey early WITH CLAIM. ave the oi.fr! .. i. iiici. Neither will we rush repairs at | the expense 01 vuui car. Jjou Motor Par'ors Limited THE HOUSE OF SERVICE riTTh liTREET SOUTH LETHBRIDGE. ALT*. crawford instead | OF Regg!� noble. ! Toronto, March 211.-"IciBty" Crawford, in all -probability will replace Kegt-'le Noblfl in the second samo of S the Stanley Cup series tonight which [ will be played under wesfern rules. Noble's shoulder is in bal shape as a 1 result of a smash he rnculved in the first g'-sine and it is fc:,r of th'- bl^gcjstt men in the national .pastime, in point of preatlKO, �"Our club ieiu �, most of our men being married, efore wr: "nave lost few in the ; I'in I draft. And, buta.'' also, wo have uo bold- jim FLYNN "KAYOED" DEMPSF.Y. Hark to tho voice or James Flynn, Pueblo's fighting fireman. James refuses, under any circumstances, to remain In obscurity. . His latest pronun-ciamento is directed at the head of Jack Dempsey, who has come out of the west bent upon stirring up the eastern heavyweights. "They're making a noise about this fellow Dempsey," says Flynn. "Thai's all right so far as advertising goes; but Dbmpsey and his manager must not forgot me. I knocked Dempsey out once with a single punch, and he must remove, that blot before he can class with the front rank heavyweights." And a search of the records proved the truth of Flynn's assertion. Flynn met Dempsey last February in Salt I>aice. City and the fight 'Hauled just lt>-Seconds. Jim walked out of his corner, clipped Dempsey on the isbin with a;-ri�ht swing and then rang down the'curtain. Dempsey is silent about the battle further than to admit that Flynn put him to sleep. Jack Reams has an alibi, however. "just what came up in the match 1 can not say because, i did not see it," eayB Kearns. "But i want to make this plain. Jack ia a much different and better man at the present time than Ho was then." That does net answer Flynn'� argument, however, that Dempsey must wipe out that knockout before he can move into the front rank of heavyweight challengers. HEARN TO BRAVE8. Boston, Mass., March 22.-Bunny fleam of the Toronto club of the International league was purchawed yesterday by tho Boston National Leaguo club. Ileum has been ordered to report at Miami, Fia., within a few days. WOMAN BOXER ENTERTAINS SOLDIERS. Fort Sheridan, 111.-Miss Helen Hil-dreth of New York, women's bantam weight boxing; champion of America, performed for tho benefit of the. soldiers at Fort Sheridan recently. She boxed four 1% minute rounds with Johnny Atkinson, and try as Johnny would, Miss Helen ctmiylcllLy out-boxed him. from California last week. Nell MrLeod is again on duty after having spent the. winter In Ontario. Neil expects to go on his farm near Lomond. Mr. Sutton and wife have just, returned from California. Neil McLoml and family are moving this week, enroute for Bnssano, where they will make their new home. . Chris. Srhuh has just returned after spending the winter in tho States. Married at Lothbridge last week, Percy Watson, one of our local real satato mon to Miss Vandovuart one of our telephone girls. At the present time Mr. and Mrs. Watson are on-joying their honeymoon in Spokane. W. H. Bowman and wife returned Saturday last, after having spent the winter in Florida. 11. G. Hold, who has been clerking for Halliday and Co., for some time, loft last week for his homestead SO miles north of Edmonton. A. A. Crawf.ord and Mr. Voicey. two of our local farmers have, gone away north hunting for more land. Mr. Halburt of the Bank of Commerce is on vacation just now. Pte. Jack Kramer lias sold his horses to J. Archibald. Jack is on his way to France. Contractor C. Bock is building a large new burn for V. G. Anderson. J. Roebuck has purchased a section of land on the Indian Reserve near deletion. Matt ftnbnrts rfi'urned last week from California. Before leaving Mr. Roberts purchased a fine residenco in Whittier, Cal., where Mrs. Roberta will reside for some time. Mr. and Mrs. Roberts made a trip to Calgary last week to say good-bye to Pte. J. F. Thompson, brother of Mrs. Roberta. Pte. Thompson is a member of the 7Sth Battery and is leaving for France. Mr. and Mrs. Cook returned last week after having spent tho winter visiting in Toronto and vicinity. Mrs. Guyton our local nurse is home again, after having spent some time at Ballatitync. i A Busy Town Champion promises to be one of the busiest towns along the Caigary-Lethbridge line. .Several buildings are under construction. About forty cars lined Main street Saturday afternoon.. Sam I'lrich lias bought the Harvard school. He intends to move. it. into town and transform same into a dwelling house. At the Pete Burwash sale last week a cow and calf hruught $211. This is certainly a record price. C. D. Cohee has recently moved to Strathmore. where lie will make his new home. Tho 'allies nid will meet at the home of Mrs. Chas. McLnin on Thursday afternoon; Aland) 28th. Rev. V/. C. .Marsh of Coalhurst. will give an illustrated lantern lecture, in the interests of Die local Red Cross on Thursday, March 28th at 8 p.m., in the Champion church. . A special Raster service is booked for Sunday, March iilsi. On' Friday. May loth, the Ladies Aid will celebrate their 10th anniversary by a Bake Sale, sale of work and entertainment. Keep this date open. The trustees are having Uie school decorated. Painter' Miller is on the job. The motor vans are proving quito satisfactory. The St. Pa^'-'ek (Hni-R under the auspices of the women's institute was reported a hiigo success. Red Cross The last sewing session wits hold at the home of, Mrs. J. Harper, tho following ladios wero present. Mrs. Geo. Orr, Mrs Brad'field. Mrs Cook, Mrs. Huntington, Mrs. Stoddart, Mrs. Clapp, Airs. Alanhanlt, Mrs. Hardisty, Mrs. Fields, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs, Sut- ASQUITH SAYS HE IS STILL LEADER London, March 22.-Herbert 11. As-quith, former premier, made it plain today ho does not consider that Premier Lloyd George succeeded him to the leadership of the Liberal party. This statement was inado in the course of a strong speech before a gathering of Liberals at Derby, in which constituency Mr. Asuuith's son, Raymond Asquitli, was a candidate for the house of commons when killed in action, September 15, 1917. ton, Mrs. L. J. Adams, Airs. J. Harper, Miss Brown and Miss Philpott. The following ladies were not able to attend the meeting, nevertheless did their bit in the sewing line at home. Airs. Gill sr., Airs. Herb Gill, Mrs. G. Mark, Mrs. G. Taylor. Miss Arnold and Airs. Haddon, knitting. Additional names to the knitting circle. Airs. F. Clapp, Airs. A. Orr, A1rs. Aloffatt. A special sewing meeting for the girls of town and country will he held Tuesday evening at the home of Airs, Harper in Vulcan street. The local branch is trying to arrange a permanent sowing room which would be open every day in the week except Sunday, so that, the ladies from the country may come in any time and spend an hour or two for the Red Cross. A knitting machine has just been purchased. An exhibition on same will be given next. Friday afternoon at. Airs. Harper's home. The self sacrifice boxes will be opened next weqk, Friday Those having boxes will please hand in money from same to the president. The money will be placed to the Prisoners of War fund. Tho local branch has undertaken tile responsibility of supporting a prisoner of war.  New Feature A new feature will be an exhibit of Red Cross sewing in one of the shop windows on Alain street. Life members of the Champion branch. W. Carmic.hael. Frank Cooper, Airs. F. Cooper and Aiiss M. Cooper. Collectors who are collecting Red Cross money under supervision of the j finance committee aro kindly asked to hand in their receipts to Rev. Haddon, chairman of tho finance committee, as early as possible r $200 interest from Victory bonds is neing handed ever to the Champion branch. r A letter read from the pulpit last Sunday evening brought another ser^ ious matter before our notice. Food scarcity and the need of economy in every home throughout our Dominion. The next regular sewing meeting will be held at the home of Airs. J. Harper, Vulcan street, Friday after-j noon. Ladies of town and country i cordially Invited. Alberta Buffet and Grill 411 Fifth St. 8. Opposite ORPHEUM THEATRE Still at the Old Stand EVERYTHING FRE8H AND CLEAN STRICTLY WHITE HELP GEO. ADDISON - PROP. Phone 1827 We still have about Fifty Tires-All Sizes which we are selling at Half Price Clearing out last year s stock BAALIM MOTOR CO. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOI.KiAN, Mgr. ;