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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PACE SIX THE LCT-'-Ib-HiOGE dailt HEAaLD MONDAY OCTOBER 28, Jf)18 "BRINGING UP FATHER" By ^ G. McManus THINK IHEIOIAL LIIILE TOO HIGH But Raymond Wi)] Pd Its Best to Raise Victory Loan Assessment 7 �AST WOULD REGAIN HEALIH Former Lightweight Champion Disappears in the Wisconsin Timber Countrj' Somewhere in Wisconsin.-^Unable to obtain a penny of the fortune he has �won in the ring, Ad. Wolgast, former lightweight champion, is acting as hostler to a decrepit motor boat somewhere in the northern Wisconsin timber country, where he is trying to regain his health. The Michigan Bearcat, who leaped into prominence ahnost over night, disappeared several months ago and was not heard from until be commimicated recently with friends in Milwaukee to nnonnce that he had a job. May Become a Lumberjack Woigast shares with Bat Nelson the I distinction of being among the few remaining; "fighting champions," Woigast is virtually penniless, his fortune-apprpximateiy $.150,000-being in custody of his mother and his wife, who are in Cadillac. Mich. . In his letter advising friends of his espousal of industry, Woigast said he planned to go even farther into the woods for the winter and become a lumberjack. He hinted that he hoped through the strenuous life of a timber cutter to regain his health and return to the ring. This, however, is;considered unlikely. Woigast started his rins career in Milwaukee. He wrecked the champion-ahip dreams of a number of promising lightweights and finally was awarded a try at the title in 1910. Nelson and Woigast met at Point Richmond, Cal,. and their battle prdbably will remain CHIPIBOIRS HE HEAVIER AMOTOiVE Big Adjustment Among the Great Pugs is to Come After the War . ANDY. THE RADIATOR MAN WILL REPAIR YOUR RADIATOR-AND GUARANTEE THE WORK. Re�r Dallas Hotel (Up�tair�) There's going to be a big adjustment in the boxing world after the war lias been won. Scarcely any of the United States champions who have won their crown-? during the last few years will be able to defend them, be-a ring epic as long as the fight gams; cause they will not be ,ible to make flourishes. It marked the clima.x of a series of premier championship bouts in tlie lightweight division and Xel the weights in their divisions. This means that practically all the present day champions will have to move up into the next biggest class where they will be compelled to meet new opponents. The bantam weight crown belongs son's wonderful exhibition with the late Joe Gans was still fresh in the memory of the fanS The fight was probably one of the , bloodiest ever staged. At the end of; Pete Herman. Herman won the title forty rounds Wolgast's youth had won j at 116 pounds, which is really two and the "Durable Dane" was beaten. Pounds over the proper weight. Her-For two years Woigast capitalized! man is in the navy and is getting big. his championship, taking on claimants � will never be able to make IIS over short routes throughout the east i pounds again and rtmst go into the and west. He lost his title to Willie , ring as a featherweight. It is doabt-PUtchie, San Francisco pretender, in ; fu' whether Johnny Kilbane. who has 16 rounds, in 1912. Ritchie battered held the featherweight title for six Woigast badly and the Bearcat fouled years, will ever box again. Kilbane him. Referee Griffin awarding the j is independent and has business inter-;fight to the California claimant. jests in Cleveland which demand most J Several Comebacks Fail I �f ^'nie- --Mready his manager, c^ii^^-i^o. 1,1= ,ik,f=,t w^i^^ ^ , I Jimmy Dunn, is schooling ai^other ZJ!�rf^ i^i^ l�,^tto,tl''; I'oy. Jack Wolfe, for honors in the fea- therweight class.' Wolfe will have plenty of opposition before he can , tempted to stage several comebacks,; , j but never got within striking distance ,, lof the title. � . � A year ago Woigast suffered a physical breakdown and was sent to a Milwaukee sanitarium, where he was re-i stored to comparative health. Follow-! Ing his release from the hospital he claim the laurels. Benny Leonard, the lightweight champion has become a welterweight since he has been an instructor In the army. When he met Ted Lewis, the SERVICE STATION HAVE YOUR BATTERY EXAMINED and taken care of before the ^ cold (Weather begins. ^311 7th Street S. Phone 616 MACLEOD ALOEIAN VICTi OEIHE 'ELU Three Deaths in Mennonite Colony-Life Membership for ' Mrs. Starnes Mnl'leod, 0(?f. 2S.-.Mrs. Cortland Staines, president of the I.O.D.E. and Red Cross, who spent the summer in eastern provinces, returned recently, and on her first appearance at the lied Cross rooms, was presented by the members with a life membership, inolnding, the official badge, for the interest taken by her since the organization of the I.O.D.E. in Maeleod. The speeches by Mrs. Staines and other members were very short and to the point, and ail went home happy after the eventful evening. Influenza has spread during the past week, many new cases are reported each day. Dr. Kirk, the JI.H.O., places each home in quarantine when a case is reported. Saturday an order was issued that all should wear masks, and the Red Cross ladies took up the work and made masks for all who "wanted them. Just how long this order is for is not yet known. Very few cases have been reported from the country districts except the Mennonte colony south of Alacleod, where deathes occurred last week. Frank Davies, a member of the school board, and a C.P.R. conductor, was taken ii! with the 'Flu, and died Sunday morning. The body will be shipped east to Ontario for burial. His wife and children are ill with the same disease. Mrs. (Rev.) W. A. Lewis, who represented Alberta at the Women's Missionary Society in Toronto and Hamilton, returned Friday after having spent a very pleasant time, at the great ci)n-ferences held in these cities. Her husband is expected home during"the coming week. Members of the I. O. D.E. and Red Cross spent Sunday, Oct. 27, in a drive for their work, they divided the district and sent teams out to each part so that all were worked op the same BASEBALL SLACKERS NOW IN SHIPYARDS ARE RUDELY JOLTED is in the navy. He has outgrown his i ,eads s6 far in growing potatoes. He class. It 13 liKOly that ^\iliio Jack-j bought in several large ones, which AUTO TIRES OF ALL SIZES 1 VULCANIZED Br the Famous Haywood System RE-TREADING & REPAIRING By Experienced Workmen. All work guaranteed. Special E ment for Rim Cut Repaiw. R. D.RITCHIE 206 13th 8L S. 0pp. Elllcon Mllli Vulcanizing! HttTc your tires and tubes repaired at the Central where you get dollar for dollar's worth of service and all our work guaranteed. Sectional, Blowouts, RImcuta, Spots and Kettle Re. treading a specialty. Centra! Vulcanizing and Tire Service Station Rear of Dallas 227-0 New York, O^L 21,-Professional baseball players in the deferred draft classes, who entered the shipyards when Qsneral Crowder's "Fight or Work" order became effective, are shocked to learn from Vice-President Charles Piez of the Emergency Fleet Corporation that the practise of paying high salaries to star ball players must cease, and that the athletes must hereafter do their full share of manual labor. Mr. Piez has made it plain that he disapproves of the kind of professionalism which has been thriving in the shipyards, and that if the men who deserted their teams last summer to accept lucrative positions in the shipyards wish to play baseball In their leisure hours thiey will have to do so for the love of the game. In other words the "Safety First" boys will hereafter receive just what they deserve. DRILLS 54 FEET IN LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS son. Johnny Dundee and Lew Tendler will be left to quarrel over the lightweight spoils. i Welterweights TiJD going among the welterweight.s will be complicated. Ted Lewis. Jack Britten, Johnny Griffith and Bryan Downey, the best of the bunch, who have been dividing up the money in the division for the la.st two or three years, will find a bunch of good lightweights invading the division. Few of the welter have grown big enough to enter the middlev,-eight division. The middleweight tangle, which has not been successfully settled since the death of Stanley Ketchel, v,'i!i find itself in no better shape than before Mike tue weighed as high as two and three-quarter, pounds, and when cooked were the best we have seen this year. This week is Victory Loan week, and no doubt will prove like all the I drives we have had in that the amount '. allotted will be realized. ; Major George, who Intended to move to Vancouver, B. C, this week, is in quarantine for the 'Flu. AUSTRIA SURRENDERS I'CoNTIVUF.l) FROM FRONT PaOK'^ O'Dowd Claims the title by vir- ' �"many warrants us in believing, is ... Of his knockout of ArMcCoy;'-"T|"f ^^-'.""n 'each there must be Harry Grcb will be a formidable con-1"� '""^ "'^P^.^? ^"^ tender. He may be in the swim, al-' '''^'.-r^- ^^1^*^."= "� justification in thougli it is not improbable that he ^^'^^t "^"^ ''^ "^'l will give up fighting after the war. The heavyweight divi.sion is not likely to undergo inucii cliange. There does not seem to be any heavyweight capable of holding his own with Jack Dempsey except AVillard, ENGLISH V/OMAN IS MARVEL AS SWIMMER Juneau, Alaska.-Alaska's record for the largest footage accomplished with a diamond drill In eight hours is claim-1 ed by Gus Reardon," an employee of the Midas mine, on Valdez bay. Reardon broke down all known Alaska records this week when he drljled rA feet in le%B than eight hours. London, Oct. 21.-Miss :\Iabel Fletcher, the Southern Counties 220-yar(l woman champion, who. a fortnight ago broke the previous record tor a woman by swimming over the long-distance the asking. "The terms of an armistice must he rigorous. Inir, must not be needlessly so." The ExiJie.s'.-. enumerating the latest occurrences in Germany, including tiie reply to President Wilson, exclaim*: "The Kign.s portend enough, pointing to a .speedy end of the nightmare and interest ins an appearance of the terms soon to be dictated." Don't Be Foolish The Daily Mail hopes and believes the allies "will not do anything so from present indications Germany's rulers are intent only on gaining time," ;The Times says: "There is no new viewpoint in the German reply except that it seeks rather crudely to impose upon President Wilson and the allies the initiation of proposals for an armistice. It is for the Germans to approach the naval and "military comraandors with the formal petition for a cessation ot war." Consider Disappearance of Kaiser Amsterdam, Oct. 2S.-President Wil-sqfl'a note to Germany was printed in the German newspapers on Thursday evening and on Friday morning. The Vossische Zeitung of Berlin printed the English text alongside the note in German. Many papers apparently contemplate without excessive lament the prospective disappearance of the Ho-heiizollern dynasty. The emperors abdication is again strongly rumored to be impending. It is noteworthy 4[iat the Frankfort Gazette hints at a Womlng "sacrifice" with comparative equanimity and both the Berlin and Frankfort stock exchanges showed an improved tendency as a result of President Wilson's note. Pears are not concealed that the entente conference at Paris will put forward demands "incompatible with German honor," but the anxiety to know the e.vact terms of the associated'governments puts everything else in the background. "Anger and shame are bad counsellors," says the Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin, which is content to leave the decision to the army leaders. It is a significant sign of the times that Prince Lichnowski's pamphlet hlam-ing the German gbvernment for starting the war and saying that England did everything to avert it, has been permitted to re-appear in Germany. (CONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE) USED CAR DEPARTMENT Mitchell Tourmg, 1917. Ford Roadster, 1914. Ford Touring, Special Equipment, 1917. Ford Touring, 1917. Maxwell Roadster, 1917. ____I BUOU MOTOR PARLORS, Ut. "THE HOUSE OF SERVICE" champioiiHlilp course, from l^w to E'ut-ney (five miles and sixty yards) in 1 hour 12 minutes and 2i seconds), has just accomplished another grfiat performance by lowering that time by four ' minutes and 42 seoondH. Her new time was 1 hour. 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Th).s beats the lime of 25 of the win-ner.s of the men's championship over the same distance, including those made by the ivorld's champion; .]. A. Jarvis ((who, by tlie way, coaohed .Miss Fletcher) when he ,won the vorid's championship in lisS. 1S99, and 1002; alsoT), Eillington'.s time 190G and P; Rud.-nllovio's in 190V. ProBress of the French French Army .Headquarters, Oct. 28. -Reuter's correspondent cables: "This evening Gen. Debeny's army, after three days and nights of incessant fighting, dislodged the enemy from the Hermann line, pursuing him to the next line a few miles north, intersected by streams, and here and there great patches of thick-set woods, admirably adapted to the purpose ot defensive warfare. Yet in three days we have covered as many miles in depth as in the same number of months last year. 1 should hesitate to say that Valenciennes has not yet I by now been forsaken by the enemy. \ "The 2nd army, in conjunction with i the French, made good progress yes- j terday and reached Moen and Heis-; tert, which are soutljeast of Courtral and upon the railway from Lille triangle to Ghent. The 5th army continues to encounter obstinate resistance toward Tournai. Scenes of intense activity everywhere are to be witnessed in the back areas of our ^advance. Labor battalions drawn from all quarters of the globe are at work strenuously making and mending roads, while eastward a 'flowing flood of lorries, troops, guns, wagons, and horses seem never ending. French Progress Paris, Oct. 27.-On the 40-mile front between the Oise and the Aisne the French maintained their pressure and on the left have made important gains, according to the official statement issued today by the war office. They have captured four villages between the Olse and the Serre.and along the Serre," have penetrated the enemy positions. Between Sissone and Cha-teau-Porclen, on Oct. 26, the French took more than 2,450 prisoners. A New Retreat Paris, Oct. 28.-Germany's armies have begun a new retreat, this time between the'Oise and the AJsne. Gen. Debenny's Ist army, in the face of gress is to force the enomy opposing the 10th and 5th French armies, exhausted by fnrttles.s counter-attacks, to begin a backward movement which is eventually bound to extend to the front before Rethel. This will open to the 4th army'a double passage of tile .\isnD anJ Ardennes canal. Gen. Debenny's" success was won by sheer hard fighting. The importance the enemy attached to stopping this passage up the Oise may be gathered from the fact that the Germans yesterday threw in"thVee fresh divisions, which, however, were knocked out. On Italian Front . Rome, ^ Oct. 27,-Heavy fighting took place Saturday in the Monte Grappa area, the ItaUang repulsing Austrian attacks, the war office reports day. The Italians captured 514 prisoners in this region. C0LW.H.1RRITT Toronto, Oct. 2C-Lieut.-Col. William Hamilton .Merritt, one of Toronto's best known and most philanthropic citizens, died here Sunday, a victim of influenza. He is survived by two sisters, both of whom reside in Toronto. Col. Merritt was best known for his activity in connection with aviation in Canada since the beginning of the war. I He was prekdet of the Aero Club of Canada at the outbreak of the war and has. been largely InstrumentaJ. in bringing the question of aviation, both military and otherwise in Canada, to its present state ot efficiency. Only six weeks ago the lieutenant-governor ot Ontario presented ' nine airplanes to the R.A.F. at Beamaville, as a gift from the club of which Col. .Merritt wa? the loading figure. Raymond, Oct. 2G.-Thft Victory' Loan Executive for this district mat last night to complete the orjfanlzatlon. The following individuals are the canvassers, Z. N, SkouBon, .1. D. Costley, H. S. Alien, L. L. Pack, O. H. Snow, C. McCurty, M. H. Brimhull. T. .1. O'Brien and A Dahl from Raymond; F. Coffin, W. 11. Spackman, R. VV. Watson, N. Nelson. ,1. Oler and Lou Nelson from Stirling; D. A. Bennett from Wrontham. ' ,1. VV. Evans, the secretary, will meet these gentlement for their finiil iu-structlona tonight at the town hall. The executive here feel It a ponder-' ous task to raise as ^much this year as it did last, besides tho amount apportioned it is 50 per cent, ^ore than last year, while the Lethbridge district's amount Is less. The Cardslou, Magrath and Raymond districts have been given $300,0000 to raise while the Lethbridge Victory Lo.in district was given ?G00,000. This district will have to raise $30 each for every man, woman and child while the Lethbrijlge district will have to niise $24 each. Fiirthemore. Lethbridge is the centre industrially and commercially of this whole south country. ff\\Q men with large sheep and raMhlng interests live mostly in Leth; bridge. The wholesalers are there, the real estate men who minted money during the past year are there. The.re are in the Lethbridge Victory Loan district 14 or more banks while in the Cardston, Magrath and Raymond districts only six. It seems that the Lethbridge chalrmau cut his own i ham, while these districts had their's aMced off and handed to them. It will be a,n easy matter for Lethbridge to earn the flag, while these districts have a ponderous task. Lethbridge will be able to boast of the amount oversubscribed while we wlU have to cower under the fact that wo^ have fallen short. The manager of the hank here stated "you're not half as well fixed as you were last year to buy bonds." H. S. Allen:: "We will do the best we can." J. W. Evans: "It's for Victory, not the flag we are working for." H. S. Allen suggested that the assess ment should have been based on the amount of the deposits iu the banks of each district. D Gilbert Po''' welson, a well-known young man of Raymond, died in tlia city on Sunday of influenza. He was 29 years of age, and has severel liro-thers at liaymond. The_ young man had lived there a good many years, and was very popular. His body was forwarded to Raymond for interment. foolish." a.^ immediately to disclose the terms upon which they are willing! stubborn resistance and repeated coun- to grant an armistice. The paper says tho German reply does not meet Pre-'sident Wilsou's question and, after summarizing the most recent happenings in (ieniiany, declares, in effect, that nothiut; is altered there. "The Kuord is still in the hands ot autocracy." the paper says. "It will ho lime enoiis^h for Marshal Foch to state the lenn.'i when that sword has been broken fit' surrendered," "The pro.'iir/tiutdc of the reply may i.e aerepteri ;,s convincing evidence at least of Gennany's desire and need of an armistiei'," says the Post. "Dr. Kolf s af'suraneea regarding far-reaching changes are not very satisfactory, however. iVothing has happened that as yet Kuggi-iis anything fundamental, has been rlianged in Germany except the e.vpeeliiiion of victory. "The first (-ondition of un armistice is tliat 'Serniany shall be unable to break it or letuse the conditions the p.Hies dietat(f. if the German government means liusiness it will send il�nipoleut!arie| yj ^Ji^al Fpum byt ter-attacks, has succeeded in swing ing it on Its right flank so that it faces east. It has reached Guise and the Gulse-Marle road, driving the enomy before it. , Gen. Debenny is now In a position to push rapidly along the upper Oise valley toward Hiraon and Vervine through a level country devoid of Btroaras. The first result of his pro- Centra! Garage ALL KINDS OF AUTO REPAIR WORK HANDLED PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY STORAGE ACCESSORIES BATTERIES PHONE 1023 Old Roller Rink, cor. 3rd St. & 4th Avenue 8., Lethbrldoe W. H. OOWLING W. 8. COOK "The Nice Uttle Distinctions" You know how much of the success of any Suit or Overcoat depends on what the French call "The nice little distinctions". It is not an extravagance to wear well-made clothes, of good materials. In (act, it is an economy, because Fit-Relorm Clothes wesr to much longer, and look so much better, that their cost per scuon is Actually -lest than any other* you can buy. A great many men-who come to us year after year for their clothes-have proven the ecx-nomv of Fit-Relorm to their complete satisfaction. McKELVIE & McGUIRE LETHBRIDGE 283 Store Your Car for the Winter We can store your car for $5.00 per month in the Woolen MiUs. . This is a practically fire proof building. ^e have also made arrangements to take care of your storage battery for $1.00 per month. BAALIM MOTO^ Co. BACK OF UNION BANK LEAVE YOUR 0^ TIRES AND TUBES IN OUR RED CROSS BOX ;