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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 30, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIE^qE DAILY HERALD Tlmrsday, March 30,1911. Bosketball Growing Very Popular - Enthusiastic Crowd atY.M.CA. S-POR-T-S Moose Jaw Says Nothing to the President About Quitting W. C. L FAST EXHIBITION OF BASKETBAU Boys in Black Bested Their White Attired Opponents by Short Margin - Game Cleverly Played - Bumper Crowd in Attendance About 300 basketball fans witness- | ball in- his Imich hooks and while the Litde Fighter With a Big Rep, Over From Britain in Search of Laurels ed the fastest game of the season last night, when two teams picked ftooi the stars of the league #npd up and went to it at the "V" gym The game throughout was fast and furious, and each and every one of the siirightly artists worked ovorUmo. Referee Wilkes was lenient in tus tleoisions and vgry few fouls were e^U ed, making the play the more interesting Iron?, a spactatot's standpoint on account of the few delays. When the battle ended and final score roll-' pg^p slowed flow n and cd up, Stewart's Black Beautips ^ rough work was indulged i.i. while guards were woiulennc what to do aboiit It he took u ihinc; leap toward the goal and scored ironi near the centre of the lloor It was the' first time a baskei li.ns lieeii made . fronf centre, unassisted, this winter, | and the applause was doafeninc;. The , first half ended 1 il-X for the Hlacks. 1 and they all retiied in favor of the ladies. Second Period The second period started off in the same muniu'i as the lirst, Init the more The btood forth victors, 22-19, over lack-son's Colts. It was easily the best game of the year and niost of it was a shining rx-am.ple of how basketball should be played. The ��ct that the teams bud Blacks, contidrnt in their lead. became careless and tried to score on any old thine. Their shootinc was wild and during the whole half could only find the basket three times. The criss-cross plav of .lackson and K. 1,. not played together before sometimes � Meken/ie worked to belter artv.uit-caused too much crowding, but some � age in this hall and each ioimd the stellar corat)ination work was indulg- basket twice. In the last nviniite ed in, which called forth round after Minor scored on a beautiful pas.s and round of applause from the I'allerv brought the score for the period up The fair ones in attendance evidentiv j m il-fi f(ir ihe Whites enjoyed the' fray, and at half Thrnnghoii! the whole game the time two picked aggregations of lid- Blacks played their positmns to belies lined up on the fTOor, and the vav ^ ler advantage. which aceoimts (or they made the baskets was a revela- thom being .'1 points up when the REPORTED THAT HACK WILL MEET GOTCH LABOR DAY Chicago. Starch 2!t.-Frank Ootch and George Hackenschnildt will meet in Chicago I,abor l>ay for the world's wrestling championship It the champion makes good his promise to the Kinpiro .\thletic eUib to meet any man in the world provided he Is Bivt>n 120,000 for his end. Jack Curley. representing Hackenschnildt, held a long conference with Ihe offlciiils of the lilmplre club yesterday and agreed to meet Ckitch and let the champion have $20,000 out of the purse. Curley posted $1,000 to go as pan of a 15,000 forfeit and agreed to put up the rest as quiekly as the articles were signed. The champion was notified by wire and telegraphed back that the match was on under the conditions named above. Emll Klank. CJotch's manager, is expected in Chicago In a day or two for a conference with Curley at which time it is believed the articles will be signed. MURNAME SLAMS PRESmENT LYNCH Baseball Expert Says Umpires Selected by National League Head Were Jokes - Praises Players and Umpires on Coast FRANKOURNS LOOKED TO BECOME A CHAMPION BY FRISCO BOXING FANS REGINA SELECTS ^ STEVE KELLY * Reglnn, March 30.-.\t a meeting of the Regina baseball club held last night, it was decided to accept the terms of Steve Kelly, of Seattle, for the management of the Regina professional league team. tion to the wondering men on the sidelines. First Half The iirst half started oR with a hurst of speed and before the Blacks- Christie, 6 could 'a't their breath K. ! McKcn-;�!" ��''�red a lieantiful pass from �'.'.ii The Blacks evened up a i.ioiiK';;; later, .SUhols to .'-Stewart Till- |)'.,,y see-.-.awed in tins manner for ioir.e time, till Haley's eye aets '.00 fa.'iuliar with the hall and he .i.oe.s down for the count Robertson 1.>!.e^ his place and the fight goes iiie-rily on. The strong guard work of C.hri.stie and war-horse McRae is too much for the white forwards and their comhinarion is broken repeatedly just when the basket i.s in slgkt. Bankcr Robertson is compelled to retire about the middle of the first period and Ralcy again takes the floor. The Christic-Stcwart-McKen 7ie combiiwtion has Che -whites hiif- gong rang. i The line-up and score : BL.Vt^K.S WHITI-:.^ i Centre � Ralev Forwards | .'Stewart, Ca|)t U V. .1 McKen/ie, It' D 1.. McKen7,ie, 10 �Liekson. Capt. K Guards Nichols, I Robertson Minor, 2 rmpiic-L. IT U'llkes. of fighting would be difficult. He is one of the most original men that ever ontered a ring, and he boxes no two rounds alike. Pan of the time lie N'ew York, March 29 -"Freddie" Welsh, the h^nglish lightweight, who recently lost the Knglish title and the Lonsdale belt to �Matt" Wells. .rrned here on board the Lusitania. , . , , ,. . , , . , . , ,. . � ^ .stands straight and hits out with plcn- o. the tunard line, aecompanica bv ^^.^^^ ^.^^^ discrimination. his u-aiiicr, "Hoy MriscoU. j (,p holds his own .so well at this kind "1 am here for business," Welsh.'"'' "'O'"'^- fact, thai the wonder is saul "1 wrote -Tonr O-Roiirkc that ''^ so in for more of it. 1 wanteil to meet a string of San Francisco, Cnl.. .March 29.- | Frankle Burns, of California, is be- ' lieved by raanv enthusiasts on the ' coast to be the coming lightweight champion. His bouts with Owen Mor-an. One-Round Hogan and Lew I'ow- ', ell have established him firmly in the hearts of the fight fans, and they are hoping that he will siuiie day wear the li.ehtweight crown once worn by that other Californian, .Jimmy Rrltt. Burns is well endowed with pluck, and is very tractable so far as corner advice is concerned. He Is a rugged fallow and a hard boy to hill;. In ad-, Ans.-The Winnipeg Britlanlas de-dltion he can punch with force far fented the Caledonians of Calgarv wc above the average. i have it on good authority.-Kd. ' ' To attempt to describe Hum's style '�� _ Answer to Queries To the Sporting Kdltor-Who won the Canadian soccer championship of 1907? To the Sporting Kdltor-What horse won the Grand Xatlonal Steeplechase in 190S; to decide a bet? .-\ns.-Race won by .\rajor Douglas Pennant's "Ruhio," by Star Ruby, foaled in California.-Ed. ni'ii ovi-r here, but three men espec- i ia!ly. I'ac!>e\' .McFarland, '\A' Wol-gast and '-\be' Attell." Bradford City won the championship good t'U"^s he is all bent over, cov- of the second division of the Knglish Football League In inoT-O.S, the following year being admitted to the first division.-Ed. SEATTLE STUDENTS HAVE NOVEL WAY TO RAISE SUMS AT WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY TO BUILD A STADIUM Seattle, Wash., March 20.-The plan to eventually provide the rniversity of Washington with a giant st.adi'.im similar to the one in use at Harvard will pvobublv fio tb"iui:h. The plan faloed and the Blacks notvh ,eoar originally siig?,.sieri l^^ ih.' after goal without breaking ground i Board of Control of thi- Studenis' .-\s- lust before half time Chri-stie did the .soriation. In order to obtain funds to high jump on the face-of!. grabbed the ' help constnin the athletic arena it is suggested that the sfadents registration :>!� be itici"eas' u'ct any kind of a ci^'ar. hiii you ;isk him for the most sati>t';u'ii)ry ^iiitike iie'.-s o'oi. tiiid it's a cinch you'll g-et a, BUCK-EVr:. P. S.-[f you don't, it's hecause he's sold out. R ST OXCE DID AD WOLCiAST HACK DOWX FKOM A BATTLE; AND THEN HE HAD A KEASOX Moose Jaw, March 29.-11 was definitely learned toniuht that the directors of the local jirofessional baseball REFUSED TO GO ON WITH MILL BECAUSE HIS FRIENDS HAD PLAYED A JOKE ON HIM-OTHER LIGHTWEIGHTS WOULD HAVE FLED, TOO. .Just once In all his career did Ad Wolgast, champion lightweight of the club have decided lo drop out of the ^'^''^ �'' "'^''^ arranged Western Canada Baseball League altogether. They have learned that legal proceedings are threatened If they attempt to use Crescent Park this year. The directors propose to open negoiiations with Sas'katoon whereby the latter may take over the Moose Jaw team. for him. .\nd, in ju.'itice to the Michigan Wildcat," it must be admitted that his refusal to go on with the mill was because his friends had played a joke on him. One of these friends, a Across the road, in an open field, a giant of a man was plowing. So pow-irfuUy built and well muscled was he, according lo the story teller, that he waB not using horses at all, like any of the other farmers in the ooun-tryslde would have plowed. He was pushing the implement through the Saskatoon, March 29,-The prospect of Moose Jaw dropjiing out of the I Western Cannda Baseball League has again revived ball talk in Saskiiiotm. I Whether or not Saskatoon would make a bid for tlie vacancy on the circuit seemed to he a mailer of opinion with the concfiisiis favoring ihe affirmatlvtj Hui if a local team is entered in the league it will not be at the cost of meeiini; Ihe claim matle against this city at the annual meeting for $400. The slant! i.s laken tluil tlierois a fciuare deal enuilng to this city, and it is not considered that the claim luade for $4oii ('an be placed in that by any means. .Negotiations are under way at the present time to have this matter brought before the National CommisBlon for a ruling. The opinion In some quarters le I hat SaBkatoon would bo as well to Slay out of the league this year on the ground that the Manitoba and .�\ibert.a teams are using the Sa�katoh-ewan cities merely to fill in, as shown by their efforts to buckle up with [ i'mikee lea^uea. New York man, tells the story Ilk'.; " soil before him, using himself as mo-this: . ! tive power. Ad was loafing about the metropolis i "Does Blank, a fighter, llvo near of Ihe country ntit long ago. The fight-' here?" queried Wolgast, drawing hlm-ing game was slow at that particular ' gpif to his full five feet 4 3-4 Inches, time. Ad hadn't had a bout for sev- and gazing up at the giant. eral weeks. Then came an acquaintance with a tale of a native of the countryside near .Newbnrgh, up the Hudson, who was spreading consternation among his fellows bv his boasts of prowess as a fighter. He had never been whip-i ped and had put many an aspiring�' """^^S*^"-rural and suburban resident out for j the count. ".luBt come up tomorrow and put him away." iileaded the acquaintance., ,, , , "He's altogether loo chesty and should ! l^.t'^.^T*'.^.!'''''' ""f,,'.'".;'^,'^ ^^'�'?.^''' be taken down a peg." Was Some Strong "Right over there." grunted the big man, withdrawing the plow from the furrow and holding it out at arm's length as a pointer. \A nearly fell over backward at this sight exhlbl- 'Do you know him well?" the Mloh-' igan fighter asked. "yes. Why? " from the plower. "Why, I hear that he considers him- up here to have a mill with him." Plant Easy Knockout Ad pondered and then agreed to 'm Blank' The tall giant carefully set the plow what he thought would be a fine day's down on the ground again, looked Ad outing in the country. He made the over carefullv, and began to roll up mistake of not asking In what class sleeves that left exposed an arm like the Newburgh man fought. j the hind leg of an elephant. The party made the trip to New-! "Wa-a-al, get ready. I'm Blank," he burgh in an auto. On arrival there they learned that "Blank, the fighter," lived two miles north and a mile west. drawled. But Ad and his party of laughing friends were hitting a VanderbUt cup in a big red house. The directions i race clip dawn the road, the "Wild-were followed and the big reih house I cat" nearly p�ral:/zed with astonish-came in sight. 1 meut. of bis time to Jiandling his *l�ver team for Vornon will have � lot ot trouble in holding him another year. The major league clubs have coma out here for players and umpires, and soon win pick up managers from tha Coast, I find the umpiring here ea-pecliilly good. The National League could Improve their present staff with men that I have witnessed work, and the old league badly needs a few capable umpires, for nothing worse waa ever handed the public than that which Tom Lynch presented laat season. No doubt the staff will be Im-Iiroved on this year. It was too biad that some one didn't tell Mr. Liynclx of the ability of the umpires on the Coast. As they can ploy basobBll the raar around, California Is bound to be thii baseball producer In a few years, especially Southern California. Tho game Is the ideal sport for the climatic conditions, and the futures greats of the game will develop in thla part of the land. At present most of the talent under contract to the CoMt clubs comes from the Western States, and the players are eKceptlonally larg� men. The Vernon club is made up ot players much larger than any of the major league clubs. The great handicap to the game* is tho smallnesB of the grounds. Tha park here Is fairly roomy, bnt not large enough for a home run Inilde of the grounds, while the best one can get at the cramped-up little bo� at San Francisco is two bases to right at the best and three bases to the other field.s. Nothing as small In the big leagues, not even the South End grounds at Boston. The regular season started here on the 2Rtb, and the fans should aee a great race, as the teams are well matched and the Interest keen between the players for the honors, and all feel they have a chance. The Clubs out here carry seven and eight good pitchers, more even than Is necessary I in the big leagues. You eeldom hear of lame arms or sicknest among tha players. The nights are cool and traveling pleasant until the pVayert grow to love the country and tba all-around conditions. In time the land wIM be orerruti with retired ball players owning smalt farms and orange groves. I have met many old ball players out here who have gone into this line of business, and find the youngsters talking ot tha farming industry in a way that leada me 10 believe that the game will oon-tiniie to flourish in this land, for th� coming sons of the future farmers, will follow in the tootflteps of their dads, and more roomy parks will be developed in years to come. I saw Cal McVcy a( FYlsco. It was In 188(1 that 1 saw him before, playing with Cincinnati at the old Recreation Park. Thirty years Is a long time, but when the old player walked up to me I knew him In a second, to his great auriirlse, and I was amazed to find that he was bright and but a Uttl� older in looks than when I last saw him; wonderfully well preserved, and employed at a hotel in FrlBco. satisfied with hLs lot, after a Aeap of trouble caused by the quake, at Frisco, �ii'es, it did mo a lot of good to sea this player looking so well. He waa with the Clnclnaati Reds bach In '69. I saw the veteran Jack Sheridan last Sunday at Los Angeles. He' and Perrl'ne Will leave for the East In twa weeks to take up their old places on Ban Johnson's staff. Sheridan looka well and will take up bla work thla spring wlUi more relish than ever, so he telle me. Ho Is the groateat umplra the game has yet produced and thla is no reflection on Hank O'Day, Silk O'Lnughlln, Billy Evans and others. We bid California good-bye after tha Sunday game on the 26th at March, and believe me that I am glad to mova on, for I hate to travel with only one part of a ball club. Then, too, tli� East has groat attractions for the most of our boys, and 1 am anxioua to get back to Ihe land where every man, woman and child 18 Bot taught to boont as they here. It's all boom. Yet many ililngs out here are faulty, which I am learnlpg in a quiet way, for the papers never dig up trouble; rather boost and helj) the cause. Loa Angeles is bound to be one of the great cities of the counto' inside of l.'> years. There I go with a boost. 'S''ou can't help It out here. T. S. Mnmana. Chance's CubJets were trimmed by New Orloan.s. Joe Jackson, who led the American league last tall with a .887 average, played with tho PoUcana and made.three hits ;