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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 14, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE snc 'BRINGING UP FATHER" THE LETHBRIDGE PATL^ , HERALD TUESDAY. MAY 14,, 1018 By G. McManus XE^-FATHER ^OON'TPyT VT OFF ArsOTHtH.MOMENT-YOOR HEAUTH 1^ NOT VEtW BAD FO�^ TOU- ''.1 BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY a .> .> .> .> .> � .> .> LARRY LAJOIE NEVER SAW WORLD'S SERIES  � ' ' Can yoit imagine a man playing baseball for 23 yqarsl being one of the j greatest stars of all time over a span 1 of 'JO years, and then never seeing a 1 world's baseball game? During a fan-i ning bee recently one happened to ask Larry Laioie how many world's series he had attended, and his answer was^ "Not one. " Haven't you ever seen a world's series gam*?!' he was asked in astonishment. "Not a single one," replied Larry, "i came nilghtj- close to playing in a world's series once, and that is the closest that I ever came to seeing one. In 1908 when I fraa managing Cleveland we lost tlte championship by half a game. I almost saw a world's series but didn't. "Didn't you ever care to'see the boys .battle with the big money at stake!?" Lajoie was asked. * "No. I always was ready to go home and take a rest after the close of each season, and never cared to sit in the stands and watch the boys perform," is the way the Frenchman put it. FIGHT AGAIN POSTPONED. Pittsburg, Pa., May 12.-The "Sol-*dier Bartrield-Harry Grebb fight has again been postponed because of cold weather. A date for the match will 1)0 arranged as soon as the weather gets warmer. PATSY CLINE WON. Philadelphia, Pa., May 12.~Irish Pat^- Cllne, of New York, won easily from Joe Borr?ll, of Philadelphia, in a G-round bout here last night. The men are lightweights. THE NEW PANAMA HATS AND SUMMER SHIRTS ARE IN A Very Nice Assortment of Both. W. B. KESTER & CO. THE HOME OF 20TH CENTURY CLOTHING Our Cleaning and Pressing Is Done by a Real Tailor, Won. Lost. P.C. Boston ........ ... M 1(1 .oS3 Cleveland ..... ... 13 10 .'AT, New York..... ... i:; '11 .542 Chicago ....... ... 10 10 .500 Washington ... ... Ill u .ITti St. Louis ..... ,s 10 .441 Philadelphia .. ... !' 12 .429 Detroit ....... ... 1 11 New York. May l;;.- A two base pinch hit by Caldwell enabled the New York team to defeat Detroit in the third game of the series here today 3 to 2. The score: Detroit....... 200.000.000-p2 7 2 New York.....0UO.O03.0Ox-.'! S 2 Erickson and YcUe; Russell, Mog-rldge and Hannah. Boston. May 13.-St. Louis used seventeen men'today but Boston with Bush pitching, made It two out of thr^e. winning by a score of 7 to 5. ! Score: i St. Louis...... 000,120,011-5 10 3 Boston........ 300,220.00x-7 14 1 Houck, Sothoron. Rogers. Daven-jiort, Leifield and Xunamaker; Bush and Agnew. Chicago, Jlay 13,-Chicago knocked Myers "out of the box in the first inning today, hut Adams and Geary, recruit pitchers, held Chicago safe tnere-after and the Athletics batted Dan-forth for a victory, six to four. Walker drove in a homo run vin the first inning and hit safely hl& other three times up. Adams held Chicago hit-less until J. Collins drove In a home run In the sixth. The score: Chicago...... 200,002,000-4 3 Philadelphia .. . 101,210,10x-B 10 1 Danforth, Benz and Schalk; Myers, .\dams, Geary and McAvoy. Cleveland - Washington, postponed, rain. SAM CRAWFORD IKES COMEBACK WITH COAST TEAM Change of Air, Scenery and Club Has Affected Ancient Sam ' They said Sam Crawford's legs were on the irWi last summer. They, In this case, refers to Hughle Jennings and his corpt; of lieutenants in charge of the Detroit Tigers. Since that time Sam has been.sort of kicking about it, fretting a little because lie did'nt exactly think it was true. Sam felt just a little peeved about it -so much In fact that when he was handed an unconditional release- to which he was entitled-he beat It tor the Paglfic coast league and got himself hitched to it minor league- 133-Pound Class Always Has Classy Boxtrs. FRANCIS NELSON, NATIONAL Won. Lost. P.C. .N'ev.- York ... .. . 1,S ;* .S57 Chicago ....... . .. 11 U .700 Pittsburg ..... ... 11 S .57!) Cincinnati .... ... 12 12 .500 Philadelphia .. 8 11 .421 Brooklyn ..... ... 1 13 .350 Boston....... i; 15  .28i; St. Louis...... . .. G 15 .'2SG his first one In oighteen years. Just how the change In air, .scenery and fingers has affected Sam Is best attested by the batting averages of the pacific coast league. S.im isn't exactly llke'Abou Ben, but he comes dang-ed near It for his narat; is about fifth on the ll.st and he'.s' going strong. And about those leg.^-^am'.s name appears in the public prints out" on the pacific coast- as a demoa fielder. They write him up regu�rly now for bsing a zippy jgo-hltter, a fielder who can gather in the home-run smashes with the gloyed-hand excellence ota Trls Speaker, and who can peg back to the plate with the resounding smack of a Clarence Walker or a George Burns. And they don't even mention that fact that Sam's legs have suffered the penalty of too much baseball. Seems like they've forgotten It or something like that. Sam is terribly cheerful about it. Looks like he doesn't care whether he gets back to the big league or not. So long as they don't put the fences too far away, Sam Is likely to have his job on the Pacific coa.st just about as long 'as he can totter to the plate and face ii pitcher. No one ever did seriously accuse. Sam Crawford of being a flashy fielder until he got out on the Pacific coast-bijt he'h all that now. Easy. BASKET BALL WAS POPULAR. You Can't Get Any More Out of a Thing Than You Put Into It. That hold* good with cars, too, THE MITCHELL is the 1007o car. That's why It costs more than some kinds. But you will remember the years of satisfactory service'.you got out of It long after you have forgotten what you first paid for the car. Bij0u Motor Parlors Limited Cincinnati, Jlay 13.-Grimes was so wild ill the first inning today that Cincinnati secured seven runs on two hits, enough to win the game. Score: Brooklyn...... 110,001,020-5 15 2 Cincinnati....... 430,000,00.x-7 7 0 Grimes, Jlarquard, Cheney and Kruoger; Toney, Brassier, EUer and Wingo, Allen. St. Louis, May 13.-Rain which had been Intermittent throughout the day caused a halt at the end of the tenth Inning of today's game between Phil adelphia and St. Louis with the score 3 to 3. It was a pitcher's duel between Ocschger and JMay, the former allowing only two hits. These carao In the fir.st inning, ono of which was a homo run by Cruise, with two men on. Score: rhiladelphin .. 200,001,000,0-3 4 0 St. Louis .. .. 300,000,000,0-3' 2 3 Oeschger and Adams; May and Snyder. Chicago, May 13.-Chicago' hatted Bositon's pitchers freely today and won ten to two. Merklc drove in three runs for Chicago.'wljUe his team mate, Kilduff, made four hits and drove in five runs. The score: Boston...... 020,000,000- 2 (1 2 Chicago...... 021,020,32x-10 IG 0 .N'ehf, Canavan 'and Wilson; Tyler and Killifer. Pittsburg.New i'ork, postiloned, rain New York. Compared with the heavyweight, middleweight and other classes among the boxers, the class of the lightweights stands out In bold relief as a class of boxers and fighi-era who have held their places of endearment in the hearts of boxing fans ever since boxing came to be ro-cognized as a real live sport.  From the days of Jack .McAulltfe and others of the old school right up to the present champion, Benny Leonard, there has hardly been a time when the crown wasn't held by a remarkable fighter-some of the time by a boxer of class. Freddie Welsh offers ono blot on the card of y^ktrs that have past. The | British fighter was really that-all' of it-some years ago, but the retrogression of the boxing Into no-dcclslon ^contests offered Welsh a shield that he could not resist. Many times within the span of years during which he posQd as the world's li3htv,'elght champifcn Welsh was beaten. Surely had laws and rules of that particular bout .permitted a decision. Welsh's crown would have slipped from his Jiead long btiore Benny Leonard delivered the wallpp that finished him as a defensive hulk of a champion. Battling NelSon was a rugged fighter, a glutton for punishment, and a vji'.oked puttisher himseli. AC, Wol- : gast followed the footstep, of his pre-! decessor as an assimilator of punish-1 menit r.nd a hitter of ^blllty. Ad's | demon-like aggressiveness won him d place all his own among the ranks of the lightweight champions. Called the Michigan bear-cat, he was ifuUy etjual to the monicker up to the time he went against Willie Ritchie and was beaten so badly he fouled his conqueror to have himself the ignominy of a knockout. Wolgast's ability to take poundings has resulted disastrously for him, for he Is me.-ely a shell of the wonderful physique so remarkable a few years ago. Then came 'Ritchie and Welsh-the former a real fighter with the heart of a lion, the latter already an old man with a lighting heart, but willing^ to take the punishment If necessary. Then there is Benny Leonard, probably the greatest of them all. Time w!!l settle that issue. It already has settled the fact that the lightweights have provided a line of champions of real class-history-makers in the buffeted game of pugilism. A NEW SPORT. GIVES UP POST -I- Associates on Staff Make A Presentation to Retiring Sporting Editor the Empire in their effort to stem the "Hun." BOW ISLAND. Bow Island, .May 13.-The wcathe-. of the past week has been simply Ideal. Crops are looking splendid, although rain would be welcomed. No rain has fallen In this district during the past week, and while the neeThe candidates eligible for 1U18 may compote iu I'Jl'j, ._, ....... Washington, May 7.-In round figures 118,000 soldiers in tho military training camps participated In organ Ized basket ball alone last season, according to conii)ilatioris made from tht3 repdrts of camp athletic directors to Dr. Joseph E. Ruycrott, member of tho war department commission on training camp activities In charge of camp athletics. This figure. Dr. Raycroft says, does not apply to th-o rank and file who have played Ini'or nially and who would hriiig the number much nearer 150,000, which moans that more men have taken part in competitive l)asket ball this year than ever betorc. Dr. Raycroft luis been struck by tho widespread poijulurity of the ba.-!-ket ball in the camps. "The choice of educative and compotltlvo games for the soUKers In training," h� declared, "is ha^cil i)rlmarlly , on their reUUIonsUlp m iiiilitary actlvitlos. This Idea is paramount, 'but It does not rieceissarily jniniuilio the recri?:'.-tlonal qimlitios. "Basket ball is rul!i a game. Al^ though limited In to.im organiza'tloii, tills (act alone makes it excoptlonHlIy Intensive. It is it K:.ino that reqiilros a keen co-onlinatlon of tho physical and mental. Dlatancit must bo gau'.'eil to a nicety and every effort must bo correctly timed. Such a training en-a-' bios a soldlor to retain and exorclso his wits and incentive faculties* ml-dor tlio most trying circumstances, and tlie consequent body punishment ho receives Creult-s in him a dlsre gard for ca;-;iial Injuries. Iu short, U Is a ma^niricient course in 'hardening' " "Outside of thcijH advantages the Hlmplo equipment ri^(iulred for basket ball makes It an idciil, camp game," Dr. Haycrdft assorts, "as it nitty be played in tho open hh' well aa^ninder cover. In certain camps," Ve s'dys, 'the court's have been strung with arc lights and matches played outdoors afiUigUt." Toy-balloon shooting in tho cloiuls has entered the arena of American sport.s as an exhilirating and dignified diversion for leisurely gentlemen and red-blooded tentlencies, says Popular Mechanics. Its Introduction has been made In Southern California under the auspices of the Bolsa Cliica and Los Angeles Gun Clubs,,some of whose members are its first patrons imd devotees. Balloon shooting Is accomplished with tho aid of airplanes, and reduced to its last analysis hmounts to an ullrn modern adaptation of the English hunt and might fittingly be called an aero-nautlcal chase. Bright-colored balloons as large as bushel baskets are released at the ground In bunches of about 25 , and pursued through cloud banks an^ clear expanses by gunners In pusher 'planes. ' Thus the thrills of flying, tho sport of shooting and the excitement of tho chase are combined in the.one high-speed pastime. The Los Angeles clubs have acquired the services of a profeslonal airman and his three machines for the purpose of determining the poHsibilitles of the Idea. The first time It was tried out, a man who uses a pump gun effectively on clay pigeons "bagged" 14 out of 25 balloons in fifty shots. The others escaped. The sport may appeal strongly 1" our returned airmen when peaco is eventually restored. y .--_ I Toronto, JUy 14.-The retirement | of .Mr. Francis Nelson, for thirty i years sporting editor of the Globe, was marked recently by the presentation to Mr. Nelson by the staff of a hanUsome pair of Satsuma vases from the celebrated- Kinkozan pottery of Kyoto. Japan. The presentation was made by Mr^ Stewart Lyon. *4Mr. Lyon in his remacks emphasized tho fact that the staff were not gathered to honor the conclusion of a score and a half of years of falthfui service, or to pay tribiite to one of Canada's foremost sporting authorities, but to a friend whose kindly counsel had earned for him the esteem and respect of a generation- of newspaper men. "We remember, too," said Mr. Lyon, 'that .Mr. and Mrs. Nelson sit at a devastated hearth. Their son. Major Gregory Nelson, lies In a soldier's gra,ve behind VImy Ridge, In the soil that so many of our Canadian boys have con.secrated with their lite blood. He was beloved by all his men, and when ho was killed they put upon the place where he was laid some maple leaves from home, bright with the tints' of our autumn woods. That grave In France Is one more reason why In parting with Mr. .\elson as a member of the editorial staff of the Globe, we hope for much happiness for him and for Jlrs. Nelson in the days to be, when the passion for war has spent itself and the world enters upon a lasting and honorable peace won by our glorious dead." -Mr. Loo Devaney, who for several months has acted as one of Mr. Nelson's assistants, was on the same occasion presented' on behalf of the Globe stJiff with a beautiful pair of military brushes. Mr. Devaney is leaving that' newspaper to join the Fox film concern. Mr. Nelson: 'will engage in private work. �' MACLEOD. Macleod, May 13.-The past week has been a favorable one for Ihu crops, bright warm sunshine with light winds. .Monday afternoon a rain of three hours made smiles all around for everyone. Tho wheat fields everywhere are showing the green of the spring wheat and present prospects are that another crop to equal 1917, If not bettor will soon be assured. BarU of tho district are' talking rain, but the majority say wo have moisture for some, time, anil that Juno 1st will be early enough.' One man ploughing last week was obliged to stop and clean the earth from tho mould board of the plough on account of tho moisture. TABER. Taber. May 13.-About all tho wheat is sown and the land is ready for the oats, of which a small amount hn.-i been sown. There has been no rain, though it has been threatening for. some time. The lilnd is getting dry and rain, is needed. WARNER. Warner, May 13.-Seeding of wheat is practically completed In this district, and conditions are very satisfactory, although rain will be needed shortly. CROPSHEALTHY