Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 29, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tim LFTUBRfDCIE DAILY HERALD Wednesday, March 29,1911. White Hope " Morris Displays Considerable Class SPORTS Moose Jaw Talks of Quitting the Western Can(ula League � CARL MORRIS PUT IT OVER SCHRECK Sapulpa, Okla., March 2S.- Carl Morrie, tbe Oklahoma "white hope," climbed c step nearer to the chainiilonshlp throne here this afternoon hy knocking out Mllte Schreck, of Cincinnati, in the sixth round of a scheduled flfieen-roflnd bout. A hard right hook to Schreolt's Jaw after the sixth round had gone one minule .and two seconds ended the battle. Morris coiiipietely putclassed his opponent. His opponent made a jioor showing. He lande.1 less than half a dozen clean blows on Morris. INDJANS Henceforth Will be the Name of the Ball Team Known as the Press I -ON (i AX ECKER II AS BEEN SOUNDLY TKAfNED IS eOTCH AFRAID OF RUSSIAN LION? The positive announcement is made | Xrom New York loda.v that George Jiaokenscbmidt. the "Russian Lion" � Jfc-ill sail for England March after a jfarawell bandlcap match at Hoboken ' 'the night of the 28th. Tbe .Associated j S'retg iays George "will leave New . Tork with a feeling of disappointment j J)eoause of his failure to get a match Vlth Frank Qotch for the world's ijchampionshlp." George will cany fftway with Mm a satchel full of good jjlmerlcan gold as the result of hi� trip here and Jack Curley will stay on rthis side of the pond with another wad .�f coin, grabbed on tbe same tour, r}�vhloh shauld assuage their grief � somewhat. Hack played to good busi-ibesB almost everywhere, and the fact that Gotch, for some reason best known t,o himself, did not care to inako a match with him this trip, was water on Hack's wheel, for, without ' even saying so, he could pose as the man whom Gotch feared. .Just why Gotch did not care to take on the Russian this trip he is keeping to htm-Bolf. .After the match In Chicago two years ago, which was won by Gotch bfcauEe Hack quit after a struggle of more than two hours, Hack went back to England and told how he had been jobbed out of the championship. Gotch yyent over there and almost drove Hack out of England with his chal-]ense.=. Now Hack comes over here and lels it be known that if he can get e match with Gotch, he will droii all other engagements, but Gotch first gives out a story of his retirement; then he says his w'Ke won't let him; then he decfdes to wrestle again, but ^vill not meet Hack until after the latter has taken on .Mahmoui; Hack can not see Mahmoui with' a field glass, and so there you are. II is enough to give a fellow the willies to try to keep track of these wrestlers end their methods. f-rom the sublime lo ilie ridiculous. That mi.itln he the opinion of soiuf, biu to 'he' players the � hr.nfrin.i; of the Press Club to the "Indlaiis" is con- skU'ri'il bripht idea � This derision was the ouiromc of a len.K-th>- discussion on ihf I'oUler. ; who will (1(1 d;il.v in the .N'ort !i" i-si. ' not only sui', ivod a si'ti-on in the Win-tei Lo.ifiiie. but he has a ycwr behind him in .mot'^er haven t'lu- the umpire-baitef. the Canadian Twilight circuit. �It would iilniosi pay ,i man to joiii-ney to (a!iforiiia and work for noth-iiif; just tor the experience. ' dedttfes flic Hx-Twtilghi di:iniDnd lioss. "I'lo-blenis coatfoni the uini)ire which lie never luMid of hi fore. aiul. witli a pioup of the 'bis fellows' iryine lo n,;-sist ill di-cisi,)ii..i with ;i fc.v scin.s ii-oni , their librai.i of kno'-'ledye. the timid j umpire uro-.s into .1 havdoned vetciaii. | "We had one tiuestion arise down tlipre which the Sporting .Sowo. the in so inr.ny iu,,ttiM-s. fail-It happetied in this wise: EARL GREY'S DAUGHTER CLEVER SKATER BOWLING GRIP LATEST INVENTION A new Invention is a bowl Ine ball gi ip,' somewihat similar to Ice tongs In opor�tion. by which bowlers may launch the heavy balls down a bowling alloy. Releasing the pros-aute of the fingers against the Binaller of the loops allows the ball to slip free. STEVE KELLY WIRES TERMS _ tHK GKEY TROPfrV TEAM. KR..CDro�IONr> �AVCOCK. LADY HVTRLYN. GI^ITf MI*S ' They will be grey and black as before. -�ilanager Kvans reported frreat s;jc-cess in lining up the team. .-V star for each position is his claim, hut he is not prepared to blow his horn as he has a fine respect for his riial managers In making iheir selections. SANDOW Official Strong Man His Majesty the King London. Mfrch 28-King George of England Is probably the only sovereign in Europe who ha� an athletic trainer. He has jutt honored Eugene Sandow. strong man, with appointment by royal warrant to be "Professor of scientific and physical culture to His Ma-Je.ty," The declaration, however, says thct the honor Is in recognition of Sandow's efforts to improve the physiques of the rank and file of the British army rather than acknowledgement that any personal benefit would be derived by the King from his services. , on the b.itfcr uml in bringing the ball back over his head, the sphere ^lijipod from his fiti.scrs and rolled over tow-iird third base. "1 called it .1 ball and walked the batsman. .-V decision led to a letter to the Spotting Xows. The answer : was ;h:it if a man was on base, the play was a balk, but the editor failed I to jtate what the altern.Uive was." Ott.nva, March 2S -�I'luou.iih the in-lluetice ill' the Mintn .Skating Club, of Ottawa, and the Karl tircy .skatin.i; Club, of Montreal, a liiith statiriarri of tieurc skatin.e is iiiaiiitaiiied in the Dominion. Tlie sea'ion .jiis-f ending was niarkeil hy the rix'ovcry 01 the Karl Orey Challen,t;i' Tmphv hv the .Miiito Club tratn. The trophy was taken last > ear by the Karl Grey Skating Club. His Kxcpllency went down to Montreal ri'cctilly to witness the competition and had the plea.surr not only of seeing the Grey I'rophy taken hy the Minto four, of which his daughter was a member, but also saw her antl Mr, Orti'otidc Haycock successfully defend the Minto Challenge Cup for pairs. SEATTLE PLAYER WILL UNDOIJBT EOLY BE SECURED TO MANAGE REGINA TEAM Reglna, .March 28.-It Is altogether likely that a deal will be closed with I Steve Kelly, the Seattle player, to nianage the Reglna profesBlonul baseball league team. He has wired directly to Secretary Rltter stating his terms, A compix)-mlse offer was wired back and It is believed Kelly will accept it. If so, be will immediately .undertake to get a team together out on the coast. He i� well known and popular with the North-Western league magnates, and should get the pick of the surplus talent. With Reglna It is now only a question of getting those coupon books sold to ensure baseball on a buslness-lilte basis; there is every reason to believe Kelly will get together a winning team. So far the tickets have sold well, but fiOO must be disposed of to ensure of ball. The 'directors GREAT INTEREST IN BOXING BOUT AT SWEET GRASS Sweet Grass, Maroil 38.-(Poatera are j^ust out atino�moln( the boailis cYhibltiou whicti If) to ta'ka plnm in Sweet Grass Saturday nlgbi. Ajprll 1, in Nichol'e hall, with Roy Oeof|t� of Seattle and Kid Flnndrio of WtlUatop, North Dakota, as piiDclpala; and Kid Burns of Winnipeg and Jiid Foley of MInnoupolla, Jn the preliminary ftunt of six rounda. The main bout T' A bo one of 15 rounds. A aide bet of $250 and gate recel.pls are up on the principal engagoraont, and it is understood that those In tho .preliminary will battle for a $200 prize. The affair promlaes to be one of the most Interesting events of the kind ever pulled off in Montana. Owing to other Important events a-piiointed to transpire in Sweet Grass on April I, the attendance at this bout, which is to he the last of the aoaaon, will un-; doubtedly surpass all past record! for similar engagements. MARTIN SHERIDAN TO RE-ENTER ATHLETICS MOOSE JAW BASEBALL PROSPECTS SHAKY JOHNSON WOULD GO UP IN AIR 'BONEHEAD" JACK ASPIRE* TO BC A BIRDMAN AS HIS AUTO HAS LOST ITS CHARM San Francisco, Cal., March 28.-Jack Johnson, the heavyweight champion. are confident they can reach this fig-1 now aspires to become an aviator, ure, and that It will be a case of Kel- \ -lohnson declared today that the auto- ly's Kolts Kop Kopious Koln. New York, March 2S.-The Tcle-irrapii says .Martin Sheridan, of the Iridh-.Anierican K. C. record holder in � the all around \. K. I', championships. has started training for the coming ; championship struggle. Slerldan did ' not compete in last year's event, which , vfl.-; won by Thompson, the youtlif'il l^allfomia athlete. He has decided to : re-enter the game this year in an ef-I fort to better his world'..; record. I Sheridan weighs about 22i) pounds I and will have to reduce to at least Ifl.'i 'i pounds to he in first class shape for the b:g contest whi:-h is held annually on Independence Day. The baseball situation in Western Canada Is still uncertain. Word now comes from Moose ,Jaw that the club| there has not been able to secure! central grounds, and it would be out of the ntiestion to attempt to run a team this year without being prejiared to lose much money. The directors! feel that the decreased ratronage, through using outskirt groiuids would put them in the hole so far that they: are geuetally agreed that baseball had better go hy the boards this season. It would, not he a great surprise if! Lethbridge was asked to take the place of Moose .law In the league. THE PRIZE HOLD-OUT PLAYER Walter Johnson, the speedy \Vashing:ton pitcher, has proved to be the real hold-out of the season. He has turned down cold the thiee-vear contract offered him by Manager iMcAlilster, which calls for S7,00t) a year. Johnson has told President Noyes that he proposes to a.sk for more salary each .rear, and does not want to sign a contract for more than one season. President Noyes Intimates that if Johnson's demands increase each year, in a few years i.e will be getting all the profits of the club. The breach between the liilcher and the club Is no%v so wide that tt Is not unlikely that Johnson will ault the team at the Atlanta training camp and return lo his home In Coffeyville, Kan. mobile had lost some of Its ohacBMnd that he would leave ahorUy for Slui, Diego to begin taking lesions In toy-' ing. � "I hope to become the champion of the air," said the dusky belt holder. "I'm not too heavy to go up In a machine. Why, I juat road yesterday that twelve men, were up in an aeroplane In France." Johnson said that If the flying game proves as alluring as he beli^vea It will, he will commlBslon Glenn Ovrtlai to build him a special racer. In ten ypars but three Amerlean leaguers hav^ made 3()0 hits, l^joie did it four tfmes, Cobb twice and Stone once. $400 TROPHY Doc. Gibson, of Calgary, has announced that -he is prepared to otTer a f-liiO trophy to be competed for by football clirbs of Western Canada. JIM CORBETTS WEEKLY RING REVIEW - PRAISES McFARLAND I By ,Iames J. Corbett) New York, .March 28.-TJghtweight Champion -Ad Wolgast will have the I time of his young life if he ever gets ; into the ring with one Patrick .McFar-' land of Chicago. .After witnessing iiis classy exliibition of l)o.xing with Ov,en .Moran as opponent. New Yorkers are willing to swear I'ackey is the best ever. Old sports who are found of raving about the remarkable performances of the old timers admit that nothing (o siirpa.'is McFarland's beautiful di.splay of fistic wares ever has been seen in a Gotham ring. Owen Moran can show a lot of speed on ocacsion and was thought to be equally clever as any boy in the game of his weight, but Packey made him look rather like a novice in their 10-round bout. He had the little Knglish-man guessing throughout the contest. Packey showed everything the best boxers carry and his feinting alone wa.s more than worth the price of admission. Moran "Hands It" to Packey Oood judges agree that the clever FiMiik Krne and the "old master" .Joe .fians, never had anything on McFar-l.ind. The wonderful display of science took the spi'ciaiors by storm and when the bout wa>i over there was no (|ues-tion lis to which was the better boxer, l-'ven .Moran adiniited he had met his ma-stcr. but offnred as an exc;use that he wiis giving away too much beef. Owen may rest satisfied with the knowledge lh;it he wa.s licked by the best man in his class and there is no ditigrace attached to an honorable defeat. Of course, Packey did not make the 13.''. pounds rin.gsldo, w(iich will be demanded by Wolgast before a mulch between them is consummated but he did what other lightweights before him have done and weighed in at 13.5. Friink Erne, .loe Gans, and Jack .Mc-AuUffe regarded a 13.5-pound opponent as a legitimate lightweight and did not Insist uijon a lower Bcale. Gans won the championship at about that figure from Krne and the only champion of recent years who insisted on the 133-pound thing and got away with It was out estemmed friend, Battling Ncrison. Wolgast Holds to 133.^ The present champion, being a natural 133 jjounder, will most likely object to letting a clever boxer like -MeParland come in at a heavier figure. Since Packey .so cleverly demonstrated ^ hlB superiority over the only man who t ever knocked out Battling Nelson, if Is j the opinion of the critics that a fight; between him and Wolgast probably is Jiarther tiff than ever, although botJi. have been matched lo fight next month , latter had to make the we'ght to get They figure that Ad. being anxious to ! the fight and, game boy that he was, h.ing on to the title as long as possible, j agreed to the task. It is believed that will avoid a meeting with .Mac and j the rigorous training the veteran was the cliampion's recent announcetnent ] forced to undergo was the direct of contemplated retirement would suggest that he has no intention of risk-ipp his laurels in a match with the C'liicagoan. means of hastening his doath. Settle Question at Once I think this matter of weight revl-i sion should be taken up at once. No McFarland has started an agitation j-"'"'' '"te the present. Here we have for a revision of the weights, and by the way, what has becoflfio of that con- Packey. McFarland, admitted one of the best boys in the game, and his ventlon of so-called "fYHlerafion of!'chances lor the chan^pioiaship of Boxing clubs." which was booked for i '^� ringside, as he is expected to tends that nearlv all the championship ''o- be reniembered Wolgast battles of the last 20 years have been '� chainplon. O that there can be contested at from 13.-, to 13,s pounds, doubt, even If the ma^rlty who an.d that 133 ringside is not 'a fair �ave seen him perform opines he is weight to govern the possession of the 1 * mighty poor one. 1 here is only on9 title. Former Weight Higher He cites as his authority that "Kid" Lavigne met Dick Biirge, the Friglish champion, at 138 pounds at 2 o'clock. way to lake the championship from him, and that is by licking him, and I look upon iMcl'^arland as the boy who can do It If ever given the opportunity. If .Ad is stubborn and will not concetie the two pounds then let the powers and that Erne won the title from La-j that beget together and raise the lim-v.gfie at 13o pounds, weighing'^in at S- -phis will permit Packey and other ^ i*^,?"" defeated Farnk good boys who can not make 133 to do ^�Hn^l'Tv,'' "S-''^*' 'ri"''^'''' r^""^:'" themselves -Justice coming into the u i,?I?in ^^'''".^'"'�'^ ^^'^^^ ' game as legitimate lightweights, is justified in demanding a match with \ Memaic an Ea^v Victim and to'7el'ib",n''a,"fi ^T^^ ' -^1--^--Piotf liad'^o mib" in dis-1 and agrees to weigh In at 6 o clock. ^ posing ,f rjeorge Memsic at Los An- According to precedent there is much justice to Mac's claim, hut Wol- geles on St. Patrick's Day. He outclassed Memsic from the start, and ga.it has the Bat Nelson statistics to ' virtually knocked his man out, the re-fall back on and suppnri his argument | feiee stopping the bout in the ninth [hat 133 is the lighnveight limit. I , round, when the Los Angeles man was believe it was Billy .\olan, one time ! In a bad way from the terrible pun-nianager of the Dane, who inaugurated ; ishment the champion had adminis- the system of weighing In at 133 ringside, and the rule was made for the express benefit of one Joe Gans. The tered. If Wolgast is true to his promise he Is due to retire from the profession after the bout with Hogaij has FRENCHMEN PLAY RUGBY WELL The Frenchman has never been looked on as likely to take to Hugby football sufficiently to accomplish much at it, which seems to be another Illustration of the fact that s common view is frequently an Inaccurate one. France outplayed a very powerful Scottish team In tho international game this month, winning by 16 to 15. Each side got two goals and two tries, but one of the Scotlsh goals was dropped. Eight of the Scottish team were old Internationals. The Frenchmen were not a club side, but were drawn from eight different organizations. The game wag played at Paris and drew more than 10,000 spectators. The ohlef factor in the play which came into operation after the first 25 minutes' play, and continued to manifest itself almost till the end, was the superior speed of the Frenchmen. been decided, but I for one do act look for him to quit at this stage of the game. The sporliB wani to see Ad and Packey in action before any retiring is done, and public opinion may force the champion to agree to a contest. Let us earneally hope so, as McFarland is wiihoftt doubt the beat lightweight in the country, and It ll his misfortune and not hla fault that he is not champion today. I believe he would have the fight all his way, and that he would easlfy prove his eu-perlorlty to the satisfaction of both the champion and the public. The lightweights keep the sport from enjiul. If It were not for the activity among the little fellows there would be little of Interest \a talk or write about. The heavyweight situation Is unchanged and gives promise of rem9,taiiig in that uninteresting state for a long time to come. Jack JohhsoO Is taking things easy and now and thsn being hauled before a magistrate foi; exceeding the automobile speed Itolt. Jack Is Poor Instructor Jack took his protege Walter Mon-ahan, his own "white hope," acroaa the bay to Oakland recently, and fought him against ii tptigh proposition called "Gunboat" Smith. Jack acted as chief second and adviser, but the "Gunboat" party made short work of his pupil, knocking him cold Inside of four rounds. As an instructor the champion Is a huge joke. While on the Subject of weighty, it would appear that Packey McFarland was the lucky kid when he turned down Hngh Mclntdsh's enticing offer lo invade the antipodes. "Cydohe" Johnny Thompson left these ahores a lightweight, and l-eturns to us as a claimant of the middleweight cham-plonshij). All the Americans 'who went over took on much beef, and had Packey spent k few months in that "dry" country, it would have been good night to his lightweight champlonehip aspirations. Another Chance for Lang Bill Uing js lo be given another chance to redeem himself, and to try to prove he Is not the big ijlece of cheese most persons think him. He will have hard work convincing the sports after the showing he made with Langtord. BUI is on his way to Aus-tralla-BO Is Jack Lester, the "white hope, " with Tommy Burns' trademark. The two win meet somewhere or other, and the victor will be billed aa the champion of Auatrfalla. Bums pro-feases to believe that Lester will have an easy time with Lang, so easy. In fact, that he has shipped tbe boy out there all alone and does not think it necessary to accompany hU "dlacov-ery."