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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDOK DAILY HERALD 41 l immn.ku�iiiu.iji'nuiiiiiiii- � uj.�r TIU'flSOAY, MAHCIf 2& ^BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McManus thanks- BASEBALL BOXING RACING 1-SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING Coming Heavyweight Battle Will Bring Giants Together New York. March 28.-The fact that Jess Willard and Fred Fulton will meet in the ring during (the present year in a battle (or the world's heavyweight championship calls attention anew to these extraordinary exponents of modern pugilism. Big men have been by no means uncommon in the ring during past decades, but never in the history ot fisticuffs have two boxers ot the height and reach of Willard and Fulton faced in the squared ring. The present title bolder is the biggest man who ever von prominence through his ability to qutpnnch an opponent but in this respect he has very little advantage over his prospective competitor. In the matter of height Willard is just about one inch taller than the former plasterer, Who hails from Rochester, Minn. Previous to the. advent ot these Goliaths, Jim , Jeffries, standing 6 feet 114 inches,'was tne tallest man who ever held "the heavyweight championship. Jim Corbett and Jaek Johnson both grew into the six-foot or better class, while two of the greatest heavies the ring ever knew-Fitzslmmons and Johtf L. Sullivan-were under six feet in height Reaches Are Unprecedented. It is not aione In height that Ful-1 ton and Willard stand apart when Compared with the former champions In this class. They are also heavier and have longer reaches, and In all probability, in the heat, of action- pack 'a more crushing 4>l*ow, although this is purely a matter of opinion, because there Is no way of comparing their punching power with that ot those who have gone before.' ; Willard In his battle with Johnson at Havana, in 1915, entered the ring weighing about 240 pounds. Fulton has given his normal boxing, weight at about 22S pounds. If the pair meet for the championship it is likely that the titlehclder will not train much below 250 pounds, while his challenger will carry more than the usual amount ot flesh, in view of the long battle that Is generally predicted .before a winner is evolved. With the possible * exception ot Johnson's weight against Willard, the pair would be the heaviest who aver fought for the title, over 230 pounds it Havana, which was some twenty pounds more than he weighed when he won from Jeffries in 1910. No other heavyweight In-his prime, excepting Jeffries, ever weighed.over 200 pounds While at hiB best. .Awe-inspiring as Is the site ofi Willard or Fulton, they appear to be very evenly matched in general physical make-up. The champion is an inch taller and weighs some twenty pounds more, In reach, an important asset of the boxer, they are about equal. Willard is larger through the body, but Fulton has the greater expansion. . In the various measurements of arms and legs Willard Is a trifle larger, but Fulton is the sinewy type of athlete, who possesses great power without the accompanying bulging muscles. Youth 1b also.on his side, for he is at least eight yeara younger than the title-i Holder. The physical statistics of these two heavyweights, together with a compilation showing the height and weight ot former champions, are appended:- Fulton. Height S ft. 5% in. Willard 6 ft. 6% in 83% in. 45 in. 49 % in. 17% in. 40 in. 1( in. 11 in. 16� in. 10 in. Reach S3% in. Chest (Nor) 42 In. Chest (Exp) 4S in. Neck 1SU In. Waist 35 in. Calf 15% in. Ankle 12 in. Biceps 14 in. Wrist 8% In Champion and challenger compared with previous titleholders:- Name. Height. Weight. Willard.......6 ft. 6% in. 242 lbs. Fulton........ 6 ft. 5% in. 225 lb3. Jeffries....... 6 ft. 1% in. 220 lbs. Corbett.......6 ft. 1 .in. 1S5 lbs. Johnson......6 ft. % In. 234 lbs. (fFitzsinrmons . 5 ft.11% in. 170 lbs. 'Sullivan.....;. 5 fti 9 in. 190 lbs. M'GRAW KNOCKS "SPITTER." Favors Warning Young : Pitchers Against Freak Deliveries. Describing the spitball as both "dirty and dangerous," John L. Mc-Graw, manager of the New York Giants, has aligned himself with the members of the National league rules committee who have declared in favor of the abolition of the moist ball, the emery ball and all other "freak" deliveries. He said he especially favored Governor Tener's proposal ot a warning to young pitchers to drop the use of the "spitter" and the granting of time to the older men in the game to learn to depend on curves and speed instead ot saliva and emery. "My position as regards the spit-ball is well known," said McG/aw. "I have always been opposed to it. "It is disgusting, unscientific and dangerous. I,was the last manager in the major leagues to sign a .apitbal-ler-Jeff Tesreau. Now we have in addition -Anderson, but. I am in favor of the abolition of the moist style, with a year's notice to the league's-pitchers. "It would work a hardship to cut it out at once,- and .1 think the. ruler makers should be fair to the men who have been depending on the 'spitter* to' gain their salaries,' but ultimately it must'-be banished. 'Batting would'be helped by a rule against the spitball, and the public wants batting. The chance of error making would be lessened, and the public Mants cleanly fielded games. There would be less danger to batter and catcher with the freak deliveries out of- the way, for not only are they hard to hit, but bard to catch." "What Bhould be the penalty for infringement ot the new rules?" was asked. "Make it illegal for the pitcher to hold the, ball near'his face or to put his hands in his pocket. Then, if he does, call a ball. That would stop the practice very quickly. To call a' balk would be too severe; so would-a fine. As a matter ot tact, few would violate the rule, except' unintentionally, after it was made." billy miller The clever welterweight boxen of Calgary, who is matched' to fight Frankie Brennan of Detroit, at Vulcan next Tuesday night. Before coming to Alberta, he held the championship ot his class in Eastern Canada. CALL TO BOLSTER W. Muir Edwards Issues Long Statement-Details of the Constitution . GREAT INTEREST Bring Your Repair Work in Now Before the Spring Rush Begins First-class mechanics are scarce and we won't have the other kind. Neither will we rush repairs at the expense of your car. Bijou Motor Parlors Limited * ' THE HOUSE OF SERVICE fifth STREET SOUTH :;'..' lVtHBRIOQE, auta, - NEWSPAPER COMMENT ON * ? TUESDAY'S CAME. * Toronto, March 27.-Mail and Em plre comment on Wednesday night's Stanley Cup game: "The teams seem to have sized each other up fairly well and there was little of the breaks that were apparent in the other games. Also as a contrast to the second fixture which was played on Saturday the game was exceptionally clean and tjie few pen* alties that were awarded were tor minor infractions. It therefore lies with Toronto to defeat Vancouver under the Pacific coast rules on Tuesday night or to leave the crucial struggle to Saturday night when the fifth game will be played under N.H L. rules." y NATIONAL LEAGUE MARKS. Pitcher with highest percentage of victories-Ferdle Schupp, New York, .738. /. Pitcher with most victories-Chief Bender, Philadelphia, 206. Pitcher with most defeats-Leon Ames, St. Louis, vl46. ' Pitcher with most strikeouts-Leon Ames, St. Louis, 1561. Pitcher with most bases on balls- Leon Ames, St. Louis, 994. Pitcher with most shutouts-Graver Cleveland Alexander, Philadelphia, 60. j Pitcher with most no-hit games-Tom Hughes, Boston Braves, 2. : Pitcher with most one-hit games- Alexander, Philadelphia, 5. STANLEY CUP PLAYERS/ MAKE A NICE HAUL, Toronto, March 27.-It is probable that the Stanley Cup players will split In the neighborhood of $8,000 between them after all expenses have been-tits-ducted, which means that the winners will receive about $350 each and the losers $250; � Last year at Seattle the winners received $108 as their'share. ,'.',- * - *  TRAINING CAMP GAMES. 4> * *vvrvr�Y New Orleans.-Joe Wood's home run in the eleventh with a man on base broke the tie and gave the Cleveland Americans a 9 to 7 victory over the New Orleans Southorn association team. Score: , K. H. E. Cleveland ......... 9 13 3 New Orleans .'........... 7 It 1 Batteries -' Coveleskle. Morton, Groom and O'Neill; Smith, Martina and Peters, r. H. E. St. Louis Nationals .... 7 11 f San Antonio (Texas L.),. 2 7 2 Batterles-^Ames, Meadows, May and'Snyder; Hydorna, Ross and Anderson, i E, Chicago Americans �.. .-Dallas (Texas League).. Batteries - DanforJh, ________, Schallenberg and Lees, Sotoalk; Con ley, Lewis, Wilson Compere and Dowlo, R. H. 16 17 1 9 10 G Mussel*, Brooklyn Nationals ... Boston .Amorlcans ..... Batteries - Matrmu*, _______, Coombs, Mlllotr* Butu, Mays and Ag-now. K, H. 13. 17 2 7 11 3 Marqiiard, A. F. Ewlng said he did not wish to throw any. rotlactlon on anybody, and he knew the chairman of tho committee had mado every effort to secure meetings., Ho suggested tho committee should bo smaller or that the quorum Bhould be reduced. Premier Stewart said that he had suggested to the chairman they should cut down the quorum. Ho appreciated the value of the public accounts committee for the purpose of securing information - and he would tnke that opportunity ot Informing tho house that arrnngemonts would bn made so that there could be as many meetings of the public accounts committee next session as wag desired. However/ he did not think the committees were going to get through their work If they heard delegations for weeks. Ho did not want to shut out the public or any individual member of it. but ho failed to see how nusinosa could bo expedited If they did not arrange some other mode of hearing delegations. . As to the public accounts committee this session more meetings could be held towards the end of It. Information on the affairs of tho province should be given to the public, said, the premier, and given freely. Soldiers!. Department Capt. Pearson gave notice to move, next Wednesday:. "That in the opln-, ion of this House a'department should bo organized, under the jurisdiction ot the premier for the purposo of dealing with .the problems' of., the returned soldiers, and their -dependents." Hall Insurance The committee on agriculture with F. S. Leffingwell in the chair, discussed Wednesday afternoon tho proposed new hall insurance act, and took strong objection to what was de'scribed as its compulsory character. The measure proposes, said W. A. Rae, Peace River, to automatically insure every farmer in the province. Tho people In � northern Alberta objected to this as they never had any hail damage in that section of the province. Objection From Cardston Martin Woolf also offered an objection from fanners In his constituency of Cardston. H. W. Wood, president of the U.F. A., disputed that the bill was compulsory. By notifying tho officials any farmer could have himself freed from the operation of the act. He admitted that so far thoro was no hail in th'o Peace,River district,, but if the act was province-wide In its operation its burden would be more scattered. He pointed out that the act had been approved at tho U.F. A. convention. No decision was arrived at, and the committee adjourned .to meet Thursday afternoon. . ', BAILEY OUSTED Toronto, Mar. .28.-Captain George T. Bailey, C.A.MiO, whose statements at the- temperance..convention, in, this city brought him into tho police court and drew down a three months' sentence, has been struck off the strength of the O.E.F. The- order from Ottawa merely states- that his services are. no longer required. GOVERNING EATING (CovTtvuED mow Fhnwr Parts) a.m. and 2.30 p.m. aud 6 p.m. and '.> p.m. Sandwiches from wheat bread ami pork, boot or veal may only bo served at railway lunch countors, but only nt any time and at all times to bona tide travellers. Public eating houses shall not servo sandwiches filled with beef, veal or pork during hours and an days that these meals are prohibited. Bread Bhttll ho placed on table* in public gating houses until tho first course is served. No moro than two ounces of standard flour bread or rolls or any pro-' duct made from standard flour at nny one meal to one person unless on special request for second serving. No bread less than 12 hours baked shnll be served in public eating houses except In railway staSlonB and steamships. Bread as a garnish, except under poached eggs, is prohibited. , Wheat flour dumplings in pot-pies? meat stows and soups are prohibited. The Bakeries On and after April 7, 1918, no bakery operated In connection -with n public place shall mako wheat bread or rolls, pastry or other bakery products from wheat flour other than the standard flour or from.flour containing s higher percentage of extraction than standard without written permission fro mtlio Canada Food Board. In bakeries connected with public eating houses the regulations governing bakeries shall apply. Meat and Game Moat and game shall not he served in larger amounts per person than the following portions weighed for cooking, not including bono: Beef, S ounces; vepl, C ounces; mutton and lamb, C ounces; fresh pork, C ounces; pickled pork, ,8 ounces; venison and other wild meats, 8 ounces; bacon, 4 ounces; ham, 4 ounces. Only one serving ot meat or other flesh or fowl per person shall be served at any meal. Not more than halt an ounce o( butter or margarine may. be served except upon special request and then not more than one-halt ounce may be given.  . Sugar receptacles shall not be left on dining tables or counters except In railway trains'or steamships. Not more than two teaspoons or equal weight ot cane sugar shall be served for the purpose of sweetening beverages. Sugar for any purpose shall be sewed only when called for. Margaret AngUn.-hQfore sailing last week for.Porto Rico, announced she had entered into an arrangement with Walter Damrosqh and the New York Symphony Orchestra to give-a season of Greek plays annually. ( , Alberta Buffet and Grill 4tt Fifth at. 8. Opposite ORPHEUM THEATRE Still at the Old Stand EVERYTHING. FRESH AND CLEAN . strictly White help GEO. ADDISON - PROP, Phont 1827 Ton-and-a-Half Tracks on Exhibition ' Use Oar Free Air and Water Stand At Your Service BAALIM MOTOR GO. ; HOME OP THE CHEVROLET BAQJC OP UNION BANK .;: HARRY HOLMAN, Mar.' ' ;