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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, MAY 81,1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By G. McM anus in BASEBALL BOXING RACING SPORT HOCKEY * GOLF ^ BOWLING lEn BOXERS DOING IHEIR B!I All Champions Except Willard and Ted Lewis are Serving Uncle Sam It's been said often and then again Of late that the men who make a living righting �with their fists are not vorking themselves into a fever heat with the fighting they are doing for Uncle Sam. The roster of boxers enlisted in Uncle Sam's service in one capacity or another hits this charge of "slacker" a belt on the jaw that removes that spineless word from the argument. The bosers are doing their bit and doing it quite up to the handle. Boxing has trotted forth more men in prbportion to the number professionally engaged than any other branch of sport. Of course this does not meaa men from amateur ranks. It would be unfair to the boxers to make this comparison. Take the champions. Out of seven divisions, five champions are in the service of Uncle Sam, and were it not for Jess Willard, beyong the military age, and Ted Lewie, an English subject, bnel? Sam might have had the pleasure of seeing all the champions in uniform. Every boxer, no matter what branch of the service, almost to a man, has given up fame and fortune without batting an eye. It is the American habit, and tbe boys didn't give their going Into the service a second thought. Here's a list of the better known boxers. This llet would be swelled three times over were it possible to collect all the names: Army Inttructort. Benny Leonard, lightweight champion; Camp Upton; Mike Gibbons, middlpweight champion. Camp Dodge; "WlUle Ritchie, former lightweight champton. Camp Lewis; Johnny Kil-buM, featlienreiKbt ck^stptva. Camp Custer; Packer MoShilMd. welter-weigJit Idol, Camp Taylor; Frank Mo-ran, heavyweight challenger. Camp Wads worth; Battling Levlnsky, light-heavyweight champion. Camp Devens; Johnnie Coulon, former bantam champion. Camp Travis; Eddie Fitz-elmmcns, lightweight, San Francisco; Charllo Rose, trainer Freddie Welsh; Jackie Clarke, middleweight, Allentown, Pa.; Johnny Schllf, featherweight, California: Dick Kendal, lightweight, San Francisco: Kid Taylor, bantamweight, Brooklyn; Bii'y Nealc, Manila champion- welterweight; One Round Ilogan, lightweight. San Francisco; Joe Cough-lin. welterweight, San Francisco; Rattling Chicago, featherweight, San Diego; Eddie Coulon. bantam, Chicago. Enlisted In Navy. Johnny Ray, lightweight, Pittsburg; Pete Herman, bantamweight champion; Mickey McGinn, lightweight, San Francisco; Sam Robideau, welterweight, Philadelphia; Sailor Wilson, Mare Island; Joe Eorrell, middleweight, Philadelphia; Sailor Per-osky, middleweight. San Francisco; -Monk Fowler, ligbtH-eight, Now Orleans: .Mel Coogan, lightweight. Brooklyn; Jack Brat ton, featherweight, San Francisco; Barney Schneider, featherweight. Boston; Eddie Jiarino, featherweight, Spokane; Frankie Conifrey, lightweight, New-York city; Joe Welling, lightweight, Chicago; Sailor Grande, middleweight San Francisco; Johnny Lustig. lightweight. New York city; Harry Grob. middleweight, Pittsburg; Joe Cox, heavyweight, Missouri: Willie As-tevy, bantamweight. New Y'ork City. urn mwm mm IS BASEBALL RESULTS NATIONAL Morning Games. Cincinnati ..............-9 \'i 1 Chicago ................-6 10 0 | Toney and Wingo; Tyler, Weaver, ! Carter and Kil!ifer. [ Philadelphia-New Y'ork. morning | game, postponed, rain. Boston .......ion 000 OliV-2 6 1 Brooklyn .....OOl 000 000-1 7 1 Nehf and Henry; Grimes, Mar-quard and -Miller. St. Louis.....000 000 000-0 4 1 Pittsburg .. .. 001,050.11*-S 10 0 1 Packard and Gonzales; Miller and I Smith. Afternoon Games. New York.....S.^O 000 000-6 10 0 Philadelphia .. 100 002 000-3 0 2 Demaree and McCarty; Oeschger and Adams. tho samo league. In 1909 ho was slgnctd by the Boston Red Sox and has played with that team ever since. Hooper throws right handed, but bats left handed. HIa nine-year rpcord In tho niajora is shown in tho following table. A.n. 11. Av. 1909 ............ 255 72 .282 1910 ............ 5S4 156 .2G7 19U ............ 524 163 .311 1912 ...^........ 59Q 143 .242 1913 ............ 585 169 .'.'SO 1914 ............ 530 137 .2BS 1915............ 566 133 .235 1916 ............ 575 156 .271 1917 ............ 559 143 .256 service station henryTdenn Proprietor All Makes of Batteries Charged and Repaired 311 7th Street S. Phone 616 New York.-Julian S. Myrick, vice president of the United States National liSiVm Tennis association, has eent a letter to the member clubs calling attention to arrangements the association has made for tho benefit of'tennis men in France. Major Bernon S. Prentice, who Is attached to the headquarters staff of the Red Cross, was named last tall as the special repreeentative overseas of the United States National Lawn Tennis association. Information concerning men in service has been forwardtid to him regularly, and he has had opportunities to aid some of these men. Write to Members. Mr. Myrlck's letter suggests that cliibs continue to keep the association's office informed so that Major Prentice can have the necessary data on which to act in case of necessity. In a recent letter Major Prentice writes that he had a long talk with R. N. Williams 11., national champion, who is a lieutenant In artillery. Because of his knowledge of French WlUlama has had an unusual opportunity to acquire splendid experience, most of which can not be detailed, of course. It Is permitted to say that the champion "looks fine." Ho recently was presented to General Petaln, commander of the French armies. Williams tells of being under fire as follows: . "Tho Germans located me when 1 was peacefully walking across a field, hut I heard them coming (he had ] been speaking of shells) and find that, contrary to all the tennis critics, it In not at all necessary to be quick on your feet; Just lie right down and glue yourselt to the ground. At any rate, I have been under fire and it is not halt BO bad as some people make out." AMERICAN Morning Games, Chicago ..............-I 15 1 Cleveland ...............-3 11 2 Williams and Schalk; Enzmann and O'Neill. Philadelphia-New York, postponed, rain. Washington ... 010 000 000-1 9 4 Boston ......105 020 10s-9 12 0 Shaw, Hanson and Aiusmlth; Leonard and Schang. Afternoon Games. Philadelphia ... 000 100 000-1 5 2 New York ____000 001 Olx-2 5 1 Gregg and McAvoy; Caldwell and Walters. Washington . . Oll,002;000-4 11 1 Boston .......000 000 000-0 6 2 Ayer8 and Picinlch; McCabe and Agnew. INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE Baltimore 4, 7, 0; Binghampton 11, 9, 0. Herbert, Lewis and Egan; Beckver-mldt and Haddock. Syracuse 3, 8. 4; Rochester 4, 9, 4. Barney and Ringw-ood; 'Russel, Ha-gen and Smith. Toronto 1, 4, 1; Buffalo 6, 9, 1. Hersche, Thormahlen and Fisher; Ondrachak and Myers. Newark at Jersey City, morning game postponed, wet grounds. 10 BALL GAMES Spokane has quit pro baseball for this year and the Review of that city devotes an editorial to the event. Lethbridge has no baseball at all, and it is therefore interesting to know why Spokane dropped out. Professional baseball In Spokane has been found eo unprotlt.ible that, together with Tacoma, this city has discontinued league games for the balance of the season. As a symptom of conditions at the beginning of our second year of war this is of more than passing interest. Spokane has had a professional baseball team each summer tor a good inany consecutive years, and tor general prosperity several of those years have ranked far below the present one. The same is true of Tacoma, which is enjoying something rather more substantial than a boom. Yet the two cities have, after a few weeks of baseball, given up hope of being able to support teams from ;iow until fall. Dozens of cities throughout the United States have similar reports to make. Minor leagues are suffering everywhere. At tho same time general interest in athletic sports is at flood tide. Golf, tennis, amateur baseball, sports among soldiers, are boomln^- along at a great rate. Yet professional baseball languishes. It is apparent that in times like these no sport can prosper that depends chiefly on the revenue paid Ip by spectators. League baseball to be profitable must attract large numbers of men who have afternoons of leisure time. The number of such men is smaller now than it ever was before, and will grow smaller still. Wo have, all of us, so much to do with our afternoons that it is no longer a question of how to kill time, but of where to get more time tor work. There will continue to be plenty of recreation but it will be largely confined to games in which the individual himself takes part. � * * o a �> ? ? LIST OWNERS OF THESE ? ? LANDS : In view of tho rapid e.xhaustion during recent years of available Crown Lands in close proximity to tho railways, a shortage which has been accentuated by the reservation in tho interests of soldier settlement, the desire on tho part of prospective settlers to procure land within rcnsou-ablo distance ot a line of transportation has suggested to the Department of tho Interior the listing ot tho names and addresses of tho owners of those quarter-sections of unoccupied and non-producing lands which are lying dormant so far as agricultural production is concerned, the presumption being that in a numbeir of cases the owners would bo interested from either a financial or patriotic point ot view in offers on the part of prospective settlers to purchase or leasti their holdings. The vital necessity for increasing the acreage under crop makes it essential that assistance be rendered by all agencies that might be instrumental in assisting the "back to the land" movement. Now that the truth of the somewhat crude expression attributed to Napoleon that "an army travels upon its stomach" is being emphasized more and more as the "Great War" progresses, no bettor argument could possibly be advanced as to the Imperative need for increasing our production which ot course entails an imiaedtate increase in the acreage under crop. The Hats are available for distribution covering the various land districts throughout the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan, those for Alberta to folloiv at an early date. Applicants should state the district In which they are interested when making application to the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch ot the Department of the Interior at Ottawa. BIG TRACK FOR NEW ORLEANS. It is not necessary to spend a lot of money on Tires. ^ PNE MICHELIN WILL OUTLAST TWO ORDINAFi"/ CASINGS. Bijou Motor Parlors Limited Racing Equipment Will Coat $500,-000-Accommodate 2,000 Horses. New Orleans.-^Jules F. Anderson, attorney for New Y'ork, Chicago, Cln-cinatti and Louisville capitalists who win build a new race track In New Orleans, has announced they will spend ?500,000 for a gmuu stand, paddock, club house and stables to accommodate 2,000 horses. Permission to operate will be asked ot tho city commission council, the promoters agreeing to obey all laws ot tho state regarding betting. RUDOLPH SIGNS. Boston, May 30.-Dick (Rudolph, ot world's series fame, has at last come to terras with the management ot the Boston National League Baseball Club. It is learned hero that at a conference with Manager Stallings In Now York yesterday, Rudolph, who has been a holdout over the salary question, agreed to join the team. Ho will don tho Braves' uniform at Broot lyn to-day. THE HOUSE OF SERVICE FIFTH STREET SOUTH LETHBRIDQE, ALTK Tells of Wlldlng'8 Death. .Major Prentice gives some details ot the death of Tony Wilding, one ot tho world's famous players, killed early In the war, told him recently by a Canadian who wltnesBOd Wilding's death. "Wilding was riding along a shell-rocked road when a big fellow landed right in front of him." Prentice writes. "An officer ran out of an abrls (|i the aide of the road and persuaded him to take refuge with them. He waa bearing despatches and heal-tatod, but finally decided to do so. A few seconds afterward a shell landed on top of tiie abris, a direct hit, killing all inside instaptly; Probably If he had done as he wanted to-rldo on-he would be alive today. 'Cest la guerre.' " HARRY HOOPER 10 Y Despite Long Service, Boston Outfielder is Still a Luminary REFUSED TO TAKE OATH. Dublin, May 31.-Mayor A. M. O'-Mara ot Limerick has been ordered by the court ot King's Bench to take the oath ot allegiance before exercising his , magistral functions. Tho mayor had refused to take the oath. ? ? : > �>> > : New York.-When the curtain drops on the current baseball season Harry Hooper, right fielder ot tho Boston Red Sox, will have rounded out 10 years' service In the major leagues. Player.s who have lasted that long in the big show are few, yet Hooper la still one of the malnstaya of the Sox outfield and Is playing a brand ot ball that stamps him as one ot tho greatest players In the game. One thing that makes Hooper a great player is his ability to hit In a pinch. Fans throughout the country remember his famous one-handed catch that niado the world series of 1912 safe for the Red Sox, and his homo run drlvo in 191B that broke Philadelphia's heart and paved the way to another world's series. Many fans and critics figured that Hooper was soon due to start his downward slide to tho minors as ba�e-ball oblivion, but a glance at his present batting average proves that lie is now at Ills best. Harry has been slanimlng tho hair at a .365 clip, and, although this mark is considerably higher than tho general run ot his average; It' gocH to show thot ho is still there. Hooper began his baseball career at St. Mary's College In California. His first chance in proteasloual baseball came when he signed with the Oak' land ball club of.the coast league In 1907. The following year he was a loembor ot the Sacramento club . Qt : WINNIPEG PROBING PROFITS OF DEALERS ? IN WESTERN COAL Is making excess profits the ? fuel controller Is to be urged > to take action. Tho best grades ? ot Edmonton, Lethbridge and : Fernie coal retail in Winnipeg ? at from ?10 to $12 a ton, the equal of anthracite. Winnipeg '> controllers think this too high ? and are getting tlie price ot tlon. Agents have been sent ? west for that purpose. ONE WELL IN Y.W1.C.A. DRIVE Cardston. Alta, Jlay ,"10.-Congratulations live being received by the Central Committee hero in connection with tho red triangle drive made from Monday to AVednesday Inclusivn in the Cardston district. Returns at four o'clock today show that $5,700 have been paid In cash ami pledges have been received for $2,200 more. As the amount asked for was thirty-flvo hundred and incomplete returns show one hundred per cent better all concerned feel that the good work done by the officers hero as well as in each local district has achieved most laudable results. Full reports of each district will be sent when the returns are completed. Cardston district wo feel will be near tho top population considered. every honor In the order. Tho late newspaperman has been signally honored In many ways. Ho was an invited guest at tho coronation ot King lOdward and v/aa later pro-sented to the king and queen. Mr. Robertson was an Independent Conservative ot u vigorous typo, was a ProsbyterLin and a devoted Imperialist, lie was married twice, his first wife, who was Miss Gllll\ee of England dying in 1S86, his second wife being Miss Holland, of Toronto, who still survives hlra. In 189C Mr. Robertson stood as an Indopendonl Consoi-vative candidate in Kast Toronto, In opposition to the .Manitoba school remedial legislation of Sir Charles Tapper. He easily defeated the government nominee, but was content with one term at Ottawa and was not at any other time directly idontiUed with politics. On two occasions he refused the honor oC knighthood and also docliaod a souatorship. Two sons by his first marriage, ,). Sinclair and Irving Earlc, survive. Mr. Robertson, through his great interest in athletics, took a great part in hockey in Ontario, and was known as the father ot anuileur hockey ir. Canada. COMMANDER IN CHIEF Amsterdam, May 31.-General Al-ander Von Llnslngzen has been appointed coramander-ln-chlet of Bran-denborg for tho duration ot tho war by the Gorman emperor. Ho was formerly commander of a Gorman army group on the eastern front. An Intimation that the Frasor Valley Milk Producers' As.sociation will, within the next tew weeks, lay a proposal before tho Vancouver City Council for municipal milk distribution in order to save tho overlapping ot the present system of Individual distribution was made by J. W. Berry, one ot the directors of the a.s-soclation at the Farmers' Convention. (continukd TOOK FbOVT PAai> ertson. He was born in Toronto in December, 1841, the son ot John Robertson a wholesale dry goods merchant. He received his education in Upper Canada College, and whllo there a knowledge of the printer's trade, and was wont to publish a paper tor his school chums. Later this publication took the form of a monthly magazine under the name of The Boys Times. This existed until 18G0. In 1881 he equipped an office and started publication of the Sporting lite, and also continued publication ot The Grumbler, a vireokly satirical sheet once edited by the late Chief Justice Moss. " In 1884 "he joined the Globe staff as city editor, and in 1806 became one of tho founders ot tho Dally Telegraph, which existed tor five years. For three years after this he was resident correspondent ot the Glote In London, Eng. On his return to Canada in 1875 ho assumed tho business management of Tho Nation, edited by Goldwin Smith. In 187G he established The Telegram. The immediate success ot this paper was ample evidence that the young man had graduated from a good school of journalism. In addition to his success as journalist and newspaper publisher, the late Mr. Robertson/was conspicuous for tho establishment and mana,?o-ment of the hospital for sick children. He also held high office In the Masonic order, in which he became grand master of the grand lodge ot Canada in 1860, He has held almost Auto Tires OF ALL SIZES VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System Re-Treading and Repairing By Experlencsd Workmsti All 'Work Guarai;ta�d SPECIAL, EQUIPMENT. FOR RIM CUT REPAIRS R. D. RITCHIE :;0� 13th St. 8. Opp.'Klltaon Mills PROTECT YOUR -CAR- Against the cairelettness of others by equipping it with a bumper. ,We cany all styles for all makes of cars. BAALIM MOTOR CO. Do Not Forget to Leave Your Old Tires and Tubes in Our Red Cross Box. HOME OF THE CHEVROLET ACK OF UNION BANK HARRY HOLMAN, Mgr. T 7?30?207 13902631 ;