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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBHIDGE UniLY HEKALD WEDNESDAY, MAY 1,1018 'BRINGING UP FATHER" By G.'Mc Manns \ BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING STUFFY MINIS JOSTANINFIELDER Thought He Was Shortstop When He Reported to Connie Mack When "Slutty" Mclnnis. now with the Boston Red Sox. tii^t broke into big league 'baseball ho was a timid youth ((being in his teens yet). "Stuf-ty" reported to Connie JIack as a shortstop, and in spring' practice ahortstopped as best he knew. He was short of stature, and thus was enabled to keep closer to the ground than most shortstops, and had made quite a record at short ia high school ranks. In short, "Stuffy" patted himself on the chest and had visions of making poor old Wagner look like a sieve when it came down to handling grounders around the short field terrain. Then one fine, balmy spring afternoon Cornelius McGillicuddy. called Connie Mack for short, strolled down toward short and says to 'Stuffy," sez he: � .' ' I .�no Chicago ...... :; New York ... . i; Y .n;i Washington .. 1 - .'36;; Detroit 1 .:!.'5?. St. Louis ____ 2 .285 i'hiladelphla . .272 Yanks Take First New York, April SO.-Now York took the first game of their series from Philadelphia here today by a score of 2 to 0. Score: Philadelphia .. . llOn.nOO.OOO-0 Z 1 New York.....OOO.OlO.Olx-2 4 0 Gregg, Myers and MoAvoy; Love and Hanna. Senators Easy Boston. .'Vpril 30.-Ruth had little trouble disposing of Washington today S to 1. Washington .... n/i.-i ncn n'ln-1 A Boston .. 004,200,200-S S 11 Harpei'. Dumont and AInsmith; Ruth and Agnew. Awful Wallop Cleveland, April ;10.-Chicago kept up its hard hitting today and aided by loose playing by Cleveland, won 13 to 3. Score: Chicago .. .. 021,315,010-13 IV 0 Cleveland .. . 000,'200.010- 3 9 4 Benz and Schalk; Bagby. Morton, Enzmann and O'Neill, Billings. Detroit-St. Louis, postponed, wet grounds. Gunner Ross May Be Here in May -*-: - 3 .(A:, Pittsburg ..... .... '> ;! .625 Cincinnati ____ 7 5 .583 St. Louis ..... .... 2 J. T. Macleod (12)-vs H. A. McKillop (12); Dr. Craig (9) vs AV. Crawford (12); T. Oxland (22) vs R. G. Dinning (21); J. Adams (22) va S. Kirkham (18); R. Davidson (20) vs E. H. Wilson (221; W. Menzie (24) vs J. Ritchie Paterson (24-; A. Mara (9) vs S. J. Shepherd (12); Inspector Chaney (18) vs S. McArlhur (14); Dr. Fox (20) vs W. McGregor (25); H. J. H. Skeith (fi) vs W. A. Parker (IS); D. Duff (12i va Judge Jackson (22); A. H. Tasker (12) vs A. H. Rftid (12); W. A. R. Cocq (30) vs W. V. Poapst (24); Supt. Pennefather (22) va .Dr. Marr.s (22); P. II. Toll (ZD vs V. Waddington (27); H. G. Moore (27) vs R. ilincks (24); A. Fisher (30) vs R. Deaper (24); J. B. Turney (30) vs E. C. GuDbault (30); R. Toombs (30) vs E. H. Harmon (25); D. J. McSwain (30) vB H. Long (25); R. A. Smith (36) vs T. H, McCready (36); R. Livingstone (30) vs H. W. Crawford (25); A. B. Hogg (25) vs W, Nol.son (25); Mayor Hardie (24) vs H. Macbeth (3�); J, A. MacKay, (20) vs H. Cutler (20); P. O. Hyde (24) va B. Bertram (25); J. H. Blaokburno (25) va J. Home. (3C); R. T. Brymner (30) va ,). W. McXlcol (30); Dr. Gal-bralth (36) va Dr. Taylor (36); D. B, Harris (36) va H. Oatlund (36); R, V. Gillbons (27) vs Jud. Virtue (30); Dr. P. W. Richards (ISO) va R. Oullbault (30); W. ,1. Armstrong (36) va R. S. Winters (36); Joe Bawden (36) vs R. W. Kellogg (3G); Geo. Morris (25) va A. Higinbdlham (30); Sergt. Gather (20) va A. H. Smith (20). . Those draws are made In ample time for opponenta to make arrangeraentH that are mutually convenient for atartins off. In the ovont of a player not being able to play. Secretary or Captain must he notified before Saturday ao that another may be Bubatlt-uted. All players eligible to win a competition must have their dues paid. The Ewart Cup will, in all probability, be played for on thti iMth of May, 1918, and the playera will take notice of this intimation and act accordingly. Any now ranmbera deairous o^f beliJg tn the compotltiona must return two Bcorp cards from which handicap wJU bccpmputcd; also old mombera must return scores for the �ame purpose. There Is Just a possibility that fis tic fans In the south country may see Young Al Ross, now the FIghtina Gunner of the 78th Battery, In action herf once more before he proceeds o vrrseas to mix it with the Bochs on the west front. A letter from Ross st ates that he is getting about 15 days leave starting May 15th, and that he would like one more bout In Leth-bridge before he proceeds overseas. He would like a bout here between May 15th and 20th with a good middle weight, after which he wants to go to Winnipeg to visit his mother. Then, he says, he is ready for thia Germans Just as soon as they want to send him across. Efforts are now being made to Qet In touch with some good mlddlc-vveight froi^ south of the line, and if arr-nngements ca|l be made satisfactorily It Is likely- tti� fans wlll^ get th eir wish. .Ross' �tock has goiw away up since the result of the Harrlson-M cGoorty match has. become known and th^re Isn't a doubt the Lethbrldge gu nner would draw a big crowd to see him in a farewell bout. S.O.S.ATMNER Warner, April 29.-Mr. C. B. McKln-non, auporvlsor ot the Soldiers of the Soli movonient waa in town last week to organize a local committee to assist him in placing tf'en age boys with the fanners ,ot this district who may need tlila help. The following names comprlae the local committee. Mr. Chaa. Egan. chairman; W. B. Browne, secretary; W. Simpson, F. S. Lefflng-well. J. H. Gordon. A. P. Veal,-J. L. Weat. Farmera in this diatrict aht>uld see Mr. W. B. Browne local aocretary and make early application for their help inn it looks at present as though it will be boy power or nothing this year. ^ EIS Few of the Methods of 1888 Are in Use by the Ringstcrs of Today ' The boxing game haa undergone a wonderful change since 1888. when fighting with the bare knuckles waa discarded for the boxing gloves and the marquis of Queensberry rules. There are few of the old methods in use in the games as it is carried on today. Formerly battles were fought on the turf, where the principals were obliged to use heavy spikes in their boots to get a good footing. There was little use for rosin in those days. N'owadays there are clubhouses where the spectator can witness the bout in evening dresa if he so chooses. In the old days It was a question as to how hard a fighter could make Ijls muscles, bo as to be able to stand lots of puniabment. There was none of the recently Invented training apparatus to assist one In getting into condition. Punched Sandbags The favorite wterclse .was punching heavy sandbags, which was hard work in itself. It was not until after the SuUlvan-Ryan fight In 1882 that the modern punching, bag was used in training. A man who would put on a glove in the old diiya In a real tight was looked upon as a milksop. The bare tista were the tools, and the man wlio had strong handa would be the favorite every time in those long-drawn-out battlea. With no gloves to proftect the fists they were subject to aevoro strains, and often the principals were obliged to fight round after round with only one hand, so badly was the other injured in puinmellng an opponent. In the first fight for a world's championship In -which th'd best man of his country waa aent over' to meet tho Bngliah champion, Tom Sayers.'who carried tho Brltlah colors, he fought tho last few rounds ot hta fight with John. Vj. Heenan, the American champion, with a broken arm, and kept things going until the referee called It a draw. Hardened Hands At that time flghterB with soft handa spent moat of their time hardening them. It waa necessary to pickle the handa so that they would stand tho sM-aln. The daya of bare fists and brute atrength are past and gone in so far as the boxing game ia concerned. Fighting ia more of a science now, and It la the man with tho science as well aa tho punch that wins. The oldtlme tighter had no idea how to land aclontlflc knockout blowa. The knockout blow la well develop ed now, and all tho fighter has to do Is wait for an opening. It Is unlikely that fighters of today have any more force to their blows than the oldlimers. They simply know where to land, and they don't have to waste a lot of energy. WHEAT COMES THROUGH New York, April 30.-Zach Wheat is on his way to Join the Brooklyn Natlon&l League team here, it was announced today; by the club management. The heavy hitting left field has hitherto refused to pluy because his demand was not met and remained at homo In Polo, Mo. It was Indicated liere today that hla requeat has now been granted at the insistence of'Man-ngor Roblnaon, who declared Wheat's services wore necessary If the team hoped to ii|!j||^# showing In the pennant race. : ? : * ? ? �: : ? ? : ? > BIG OFFER FOR RUTH Boston, Mass., April 30-Harry Fraaee, president of the Boa-f ton American league club, aald tonight that since the opening of the baseball season he had been offered more that), $100;-000 for George H. (Babe) Ruth atar loft-handed - pitcher and hatter. He added that he had rejected ihe offer. ? ? ? ? : : : : ? ? ? : : > : ? : : TWILIGHT LEAGUE MAY BE ORGANIZED. Brantford, April 29.-With four teams assured and three good cities out of which to select two others, "Knotty" Lee, promoter ot the Canadian league of pre-war days, who 'is endeavoring to reorganize the circuit is optimistic regording the situation. London, he stated, was kefjn tor the game, and "Jo" Keenan would have plenty of backing, Niagai-a Falls, N. Y., was assured and he would place a team there himself. After, aeelng T. J. Nelson, the local promoter, lie declared that Brantford would be in. From Haniilton, he had received optimistic reports and they would be in line, . , � For the other two cities ot a six-team league he had in view Guelph, St. Catharines and . Lockport, N.Y,, with the latter two as the most probable. MILK RIVER S.O.S. Milk River.' April 29.-Mr. C. B. Mc-Kinnon sui)ervl8or of tho Soldiura of the Soil movement was in town lust week to organize a local commi^ijice to aaaist him in placing teen age biiys with tho farmers of-this district \\\\o may need this help. The following names comprlae the local committee. Mr. .\. R. Shea, chairman; G. H. Ustewart. ot Smith Broa. office, secretary; H. C. and W. A. Smith, Rev. 11. L. Thompson and Mr. Heminga. Farmers in this district should seo .^Ir. Stfiwart and make early application tor their help as it looks at present as though it will bo boy power or- nothing this year. CRADD06K MEETS ZBLSZKO �Chicago, April 29.-Sergeant Earl Craddock, of the National army, world's heavyweight wrestling champion, was matched tonigl^t to meet Wladek Zbyazko, the Polish champion, in a finish match to bo decided here on May 8, COAXING THEM WEST Toronto, April 30.-"Con" Jones the Vancouver sportsman, is in the city and reports that he has made offora to Corbett Denenny, Longfellaw and Fitzgerald, well known hockey and lacrosse players, to go west. Denenny played with the Toronto hockey champions last season. Wllllo Ritchie, former lightweight champion, hols loft for Camp Lewis again. To thejurlough granted him he look after Uuslheaa affaira in San Francisco was coupled a request Tnat he be In Por.tland toaay to participate In Liberty Bond day eierclsea at Camp Lewis, where Ritchie ia a boxing Instructor. The soldiers,are very anxious io see tho former lightweight king in action with Packy McFarland. -1-- .> .;, .> � 4, 4. ^ {. FAST RECORD OF ENLISTMENT Edmonton, April 30.-What'Is considered a I'ecord for fast enliatmont of first claaa aold-ic-rs was established here this morning, whsn, leas than twelve hours after the departure ot the R. N. W. M. P. detachment under Inspector Jennings for the training camp at Reglna, sIxty-tMto men reported at the local Mounted Police barracks for service overseas and upon examination only two men were found to be below Clan A2. ? ? ? > � 5  � 1 Bob Lopg UNION MAOt OVERALLS SHIRTS 8. GLOVES t>o Not Spoil a Pleasant Drive By Having to Change a a Wojrn-out Tire Discard those old casing.s and purchase some of our new spring stock. All size tires for all makes of cars. " ( BAALIM MOTOR CO. Throw your scrap tires,arid tubes in our Red Cross HOME OF THk CHEVROLET i BACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOI.MAN, Mgr. 4990?3 ;