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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX ^ THE LETHBRIDOE DAILY HERALD _____......... ..J--------J!---'___-g);,-. .___, I TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. Mc Manns >rou TO THE OPERK*? NOV THAT I H^VE mf\ CONts^MT-Vm OOLLV THE OLD VELL-VHAT DO-100 WAHT? HOW 00 YOU DO-Mf?. j�c;5.' DcES "YOUR RHEUt^ATl^n OOTHER YOU MUCH .. / ^HOULO-SAY IT DtQ-' EVERY IDlbt I MEET TODAY' ^^K'b aUE^TlOtS^ c -7 AOOQT IT,' C"^ BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY GOLF BOWLING Tommy Gibbons Has No Claim for Middleweight Championship T.b\! continued efforts of some to place Tommy Gibbons, brother of Mike, the noted St. Paul middleweight before the public as middleweight champion of this country or the world, is not fair, to his fellow townsman, Mike O'Dowd, nor to Harry Greb, the Pittsburg middleweight, says J. , S. Andrews. The fact is Tommy Gibbons has no right to the -championship, he never won it, and has only PUt a claim recently, 'which' claim is not justified. Mike. O'Dowd was fortunate in knocking out Al McCoy, who was looked upon by raaiiy as a Joke champicm. but whom a number ot writers did recognize as title bolder, although he liad no good claim to the same. He Merely clatmud it as others did and ^ot away with it in  the eyee of �ome. However, there were so many arguments regarding the titleholder o� that class that the fans became disgusted; but when O'Dowd finally did .put a stop to McCoy by knoching him But, why. they were ready to accept him as champion. Previous to this Harry Greb of i Pittsburg bad put in a claim for the title which had been in .ibeyance for a long time, and he posted a forfeit to go as a side bet for a match with -Mike Gibbdps or any other one claiming the championship. The for-=felt was for fl.OOO. McCoy declined a match and so did Gltbons. with the result that Greb went through with his claim. After O'Dowd had won over McCoy he was matched with Greb al St. Paul, and there were different claims as to the winner. Mike has offered to meet any man in the world at ioS pounds at 3 o'clock, Mike Gibbons preferred, but no matcli was made. Now Mike is in the army and unable to defend his title at the beck and call ot any of.the middleweights, but ha will do so when the opportunity is given him by the authorities. In the meantime let Tommy Gibbons. Jeff Smith and Harry Greb tight it out for the right to meet O'Dowd, and that will keep them busy until such time as O'Dowd can arrange a meeting. Greb and 'Al McCoy are to have if out on May 13 at Cincinnati when they dash In a 12-round battle. Greb is most anxious to meet either Tomm}'' Gibbons or Kddle -McGoorty. BASEBA RESULTS AMERICAN Won. Lost. P.C. Boston ...... ... 20 Vi .C0(j New "i'ork .... .. 19 15 .559 St. Louis ____ ... 1,5 14 .517 Cleveland .... ... 1.S 17 .514 Chicago ...... ... 15 1.") .500 Philadelphia .. .. 14 17 .453 Washington ... .. l."> m .441 Detroit...... .. ;) 17 .340 [ANSUPBIG ''RIZES Al COAST PERPLEXES mm By some sort or other or a referendum-just how the expression ot opinion was secured is not made clear in the reports-the American soldiers in France, of whom there �re a million or so, have decided that they want Chrtstopher Mathew-�on to come over and take charge ot their baseball actlvrtles. and they have Issued what the Y.M.C.A. probably regards in the light of a "call." j It is a great iribute to Matty's itanding in baseball, and by that we mekn the estiiqate the baseball public lias ot him as an, ideal, that such  call should com*! to him, but wa rather fancy that it is more sentiment, fine as may be, than judgment, that actuates the soldiers in their vote. It seems to be a case of electing a man first and then creating the fllce he Is to till as a sort of second thought, something' that makes it rather contusing aund embarrassing to the man upon whom the mantle is to fall. And Malty has asked some details b to what the call is before he/decides to accept it. Gives Indefinite Assignment. The thing seems to come through the 'V.M.C.A. that operates behind the lines in France for the well being of the soldier Apiritually and physically, promotion of baseball and other rthletici being part of the physical . improvement program. The man described as being in charge of Y.M.C. A. activities cables Malty that he has been elected to "-.levelop the game on the western front," certainly an in- definite assignment, and certainly not put in a way that would appeal to a man who, by virtue of having the qualiiicat(ons required, naturally would first want, to know what is required. Do the million men who are playing more or less baseball behind the lines in France, as occasion permit!, want a rnan to teach inside tricks of the game on the diamond or � to coach pitchers? Do they want a man to scout through a thousand company or regimental teams and select an all-star aggregation that shall be recognized as the army's cream of \talent? Do they jKini an executive who shall be a sort ot a league president or the general head ot a hundred possible leagues? What do they want anyway? Mattie Seeks Information. Matty, great as have been his ac-compliBbments as a pitcher, great as may be his potentialities as a manager, great aa may be his personality, might be the one man for the job In some parts, and he might not be for some other part's. At least he has a right to know-and has inquired- just what parts ot the general conglomeration of possibilities he ie supposed to fit into.  There are great ppsslbilities in the development of baseball as a recreation and as an exercise amonA a million men wlio have a good deal ot time on their hands to devote to it. Since there are bucJi great possibilities the firat thought that comes to ua is that if Is ho offhand matter, this attempt to select the one man who is to lead that development. It might be suggested that the well-meaning 'V.-M.C.A., which seems to have extended the call to Matty, could have arranged a conference with those who have had something to do with baseball development and organization and thus secured a few ideafl on what really is the best plan tor. directing and developing this new factor in baseball.-Sporting News, 1^ ^% The Tube, Too, Is Important M(CHELIN RED TUBES ARE CURVED JO FIT THE CASINO. I Washington, May 27.-Washington hit both Boland and Jones hard today and easily defeated Detroit 7 to 4. Score: Detroit....... 000,010,003-4 S 1 Washington . ,, 001.004,20x-7 12 1 Bolanri, Jono^. Cunningham and Stanago; Ayers and AInsmith. Philndelphla. May 27.-Long hits figured largely In Philadelphia's victory over St. Louis 8 to 4. In the second Mae.\voy tripled with two on bases and in the third Burnp doubled, also with two on bases. Sfore: St. Louis...... 010.012,000-4 10 1 Philadelphia . ..032,002,10x-S 9 2 Solhoron. Davenport, Rogers and Xunamaker; Gregg, Myers andMac-Avoy. Boston. May 27.-The Red Cross War Fund netted over $5,500 from today's game between Boston and Chicago, which the latter won six to four. Score: Chicago...... 002,000,121-6 13 1 Boston...... 201,001,000-4 9 1 Cicotte, Shellenback and LVnu; Leonard, Bush and Agnew. New York, May 27.-The Now York Americans held a Red Cross field day here today and defeated Cleveland by a score ot 7 to 1. Score: Cleveland .. .. 000.010,000-1 3 2 New York.....10I,002,21x~7 13 0 Morton and O'Neill; Tbormahlen and Hannah. NATIONAL Won. Lost. P.C. New York .... .. 23 10 .697 Chicago ..... . 22 U .667 Cincinnati ,. . ... 21 18 .SBS Pittsburg .... ... 15 14 .517 Boston'...... .. 14 IS .43S Philadelphia ... .. 14 18 .43S Brooklyn ____ ... 12 21 .364 St. Louis ...  11 23 .324 E. P. Tiison's "Quapaw Civilian" Wins Three Specials in Row-Best in Show Though the Calgary newspapers have been blazing the splendid showing made by "Calgary" bull dogs at the Vancouver bench show, the "Calgary" bulldogs which made such a splendid showing arc members of E. P. Tuson's Chinook Kennels, Lethbrldge. At the Vancouver show,on May 24lh and 25th, Mr. Tuson's bulldog "Quapaw Civilian", jwon special best bulldog, cup for best non-sporting dog, and go|d ^medal for best dog in show, all' varieties.. "Quapaw Civilian" was handled by Bob Thomson of Calgary. At the Calgary bench show on April 24th, Mr. Tusbn also cleaned up the major prizes. His .two successive wins puts the Chinook Kennels of Lethbrldge on the , map in the bench world of Southern Alberta. eiG LEAGUES MAY RAID M MINORS Many Baseball Stars Answer Call of Battle and Major Leaguers Become Scarce Bijou Motor Parlors Limited i* vas fortunate enough to have Ross Y'oung in reserve. It is certain that he could . spot Wilbert Uoblnsbn to a player or, so and stagger 'along in some fashion. That is. It is certain. It early spring records have anything to do With playing strength for the Giants were tearing holes In the whole National league for a time. Ebbets Loses Player*. Ebbets lost player after player when the boards began to call. There was. Infielder Ward, Pitchers Cadore, Smith and Pfeffer, and other lesser lights who would have been used to plug up gaping holes in the club. In addition to this, Al Mamaux probably will be taken from the Dodgers when the next call is made for men. Mamaux is far from through and his loss would be keenly felt. Jimmy Hickman, outfielder, also Is a lA player and he expects to be called into service before the summer is over. Magnates evidently are slipping a cog in not realizing tho .straits to which their brothers are, being put. The call for assistance Is out and will be hanging out until something is done. Minor leaguers had just n� well brace themselves tor wholesale raids on their players. DROPS DEAD IN FIELD Coroner Says Heart Failure-Was Subject To It-Leaves a Familf AMERICAN ASSOCIATION Louisville 3, 11, 4; Kansas City 7, 9, 0. Other games postponed. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Newark 4, 9, 3; Toronto 5, J,2, 1. Buffalo 3, 0, 1; Jersey City 2, 0, 3. nalllmoro 8, 14, 1; Syracu.qo 2, C, 3. Uochoster 2, 2, 0; BInghampton 1, 7, 1. , : P. C. INTERNATIONAL Portland 10, 12, 2.;. Seattle 11, 14, 4. Vimcouvor y, 12, 3; Aberdeen-2, 10, VETERAN PLAYER GIVES TO WAR Zeke Wrlgley Quit SlOO-a-Week Job to Aid Sol�LAND. Bow Island, May 28.-Seeding is fin^ ished. There has been no rain for the' past wcjek, but there has been no need o� any. The frosty nights have dont no damage to tho crops, although growth may have been retarded. ' Tli� warm weathr now will bring trim for ward. ST. KILDA NEWS St. Kllda ,May 18.-Seeding is raoal through in this district and therp la a ,yery largo acreage this year. Sno\N storms are visiting trecjuontly but tha crops are certainly in need o't them ut present. L. L. Fairbanks loft for Great Falls, Mont., whore ho has enlisted in the American army where it is hoped tha best of luck will follow him. Mrs. J. A. Gilder and son, acoomp-. anted by Mr. arid Mrs. R. Roscoe and son made a business trip to Sweet Grass, Mont., one day last week. Someone has been breaking into the buildings and derrick of the G.T.P. Del. Co during the past week, but it isn't likely to happen again very soon as the watchman Id sleeping with one eye open now. lloeve T. L. Davies'has returned from Havre, Mont., where he hn.s been on business. Collars FOR SPJjtING CASCO-21/im. CLYDE-2�/*/V SERVICE STATION HENRYJ.DENN Proprietor All' Makes of. Batteries Charged anci Repaired 311 7th Strset S, Phone 616 Auto Tires OF ALL SIZES VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System Re-Treading and Repairing By Experienced Workmen All Work Quaranteod SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR RIM CUT REPAIRS R. D.RITCHIE 208 13th St. S.Opp. Ellison Mills How Many Old Tires Did You Change When Out Driving on Sunday? Replace those old casings with new ones. We are headquarters for all the best makes arid sizes. BAALIM MOTOR GO. IXo Not Forget to Leave Your Old Tires and Tubes in J Our Red Cross Box. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET. RACK Ot- UNION BANK HARRV HQI-MAN. .Mgr. J (4 f t l4'......\ I 26 97 03 ;