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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 6, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta J' Ipage srx THE LKTMBHlpUE daily HElMijLD FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 6,1918 "BRINGmC UP FATHER By G. McManus The Sport Page JYLER m BUS \m RIVAL PIMRS TODAY Cubs Characterize Ruth's Performance Yesterday as a Fluke Chicago. Sept. 6.-With the Red Sox one game in the lead as the result of their victorj- yesterday, the winners of the National and American League championships faced each other again today in the second game of the last world's series to be played during the war. Manager Mitchell of the Cubs and the players themselves were confident that the American league champions would not 'be able to repeat again this afternoon. They characterized yesterday's performance of Bate Ruth as a "fluke." Ruth's batting had been counted on, as a fact for the Red Sox, bat his pjtchlng ability J?as been discouated by local supporters who declared his peculiar style of delivery would be easy for the Cubs. On the contrary, however Huth kept the locaJs puzzled throughout the game and at no time was he in danger. Tyler, for the Cubs and Bush for the Red Sox, were picked by the Sn>IIACE-ment for mm Cut Repairs. R. D. RITCHIE a08 13th St. S. 0pp. Ellison Mill* HERE THEY ARE THB Miller Geared-to-the-Road Tire Hknd built by experts for particular people. UNIFORM IN QUALITY. REASONABLE IN PRICE. The Ford sizes are here, and the others are coming. Get yours today. BUOU MOTOR PARLORS, LTD. ' ' ' � "TW� ftpUSE*OF SKRVIC ? ? : ? > ? ? ? ? ? ? � : ? : : : GAME WILL SURVIVE ? ? ? c- : : : : > } ? > �While baseball magnates contemplate their dwindling coffers and with the 1st of September in mind, look with apprehension tosvard the future, Go'nnie -Mack sees no cause for alarm. Mack's conclusions may be summed up as folldws: . ' First-Unless the war continues two years, baseball will feel no permanent ill-effect. Second-There will be no break in the relations between the American and National Leagues. Third-The seeming unpleasantness developed st Cleveland will be forgotten and Ban Johason's prestige will remain unimpaired. Fourth-No reorganization of the National Commission with a view to the elimination of Garry Herrmann is contemplated. Fifth-American ."soldiers and sailors will not permit baseball to die out. Discussing haseball, Mack said: "Whether baseball will suffer per-mailentiy as a result of the war depends upon the war's duration. " it lasts several years baseball will retain its popularity. Of course, the gates will 'be closed next year. It would be foolish to attempt to keep the game going with men outside the draft limits. "\^Tien the war is over, the greatest reaction in the history of the game will result. The .sport cannot be forgotten when it la being played in every post, camp and cantonment in the United States and overseas." "There is not the slightest chance that the American League will drop Ban Johnson or limit his powers. I believe a majority of those who attended the Cleveland meeting which voted down Johnson's proposal to end the .season Aug, 20 favored Ban's plan. "There were many who agreed with we that it would be better to complete the World's Series prior to Sept. 1. But when we learned that the club o\ynera having chances to compete in the World's Series were satisfied to keep on playing until Sept. 1 and lake a chance on the big games being stopped by the War Department, that let HB out. Ws were satisfied if they were. However, a majority of us today believe Johnson was right" It took Mike Donovan just seven .vears to rise from obscurity to ranking as the acknowledged middleweight champion of the world, says Jas. J. Corbett. When George Rooke retired, in 1S74, the pugilistic fans as a unit declared Donovan his successor as the king of niiddleweights. Donovan's success as a fighter through the seven years previous had been phenomenal. He fought every one who dared to face him, and he whipped each one decisively. Donovan never quibbled over "spotting" a foe ten, twenty or fifty pounds. Opponents were rather scarce in those days, and Mike wanted action. How could he have got it if he had been too particuiar, if he wanted things all his own way. Mike loved the fighting game so much that he would have battled every week in the "year if he had been afforded the chance. Met Toughest Men. As champion, Mike was called up- . Hear Irvia g. Cobb aooa. Strange players competed in a baseball game "somewhere in France." W.' S. Akers, of Battery C, ~ih P. A., describes the contest in the European edition of the New York Herald as follov,'s: The game opened with Molasses at the stick and Smallpox catching. Cigar was in the box with plenty of smoke. Horn played first bas3, with Fiddle on second, and backed by Com and Cabbage in the field, they made It hot for Umpire Apple, who was rotten. Axe came' to' bat and chopped. Cigar let- Brick walk. Shoe laced one to left for a pair and Sawdust filled the bags. Cigar went out and Balloon started to pitch, but went straight up. Then Cherry tried it, but was wild. Ice kept cool in the game. Cabbage had a good head and kept quiet and Grass covered lots of ground in the field. The crowd cheered when Spider caught a fly. Song made a hit and Wheel beat out a slow roller to first and Drum beat it to third while Twenty scored. Wood caught Nail's drive through the boj: and Submarine ipade a dive for home. Bread loafed on second and was put out by Organ, who played a fast game. Candle was put out and String tied the score. Rubber was out stretching a single and Stove got hot when Coal was put In to warm up. Crown Prince .qacrificed Man and Kaiser went out, Pray to Gott. Bayonet stabbed Hindenburg's drive through left centre. Then Wilson, after watchful waiting, smashed Submarine's fast one and sent several men across. Shrapnel dropped Aeroplane's fly and Hospital was sate at home. Germany put War on to run for Years, hut was caught napping by France and Peace scored on Allies' sacrifice to freedom. Berlin kicked on the World's decision at first, but stayed in the game and Sammle came home when "C"' Battery grounded out. In the fifth ^V'ind began to Wow what he could do and Hammer began to knock and the Trees began to leave. The way they roasted Peanuts was frightful. Ship hit a liner to left and Adding Machine errored on Crank's short punch. Then Whiskey got a pass and the bases were full. Chicken fouled out to Roost, and Knife was out cutting first. Ten Pins up, hut went out by the strike route. In the seyentli, with three balls on Jew, he hit out to Lunch. Potato had a good eye and waited while Thief stole second. Match came up striking for Light, but wan out and Gate closed the inning with three .swings. In the ninth Apple told Fiddle to take first base, then Song made a second hit. Trombone made a slide for third and Meat was put out on the plate. Lightning finished- pitching and struck but one man. There was lots of betting on the game, but Soap cleaned up. .The' score was 23 to 0, and Door said ft he had pitched he would have shut them ovt. on to fight all the toughest men in his division-and out of it. And Mike did. He was a real champion. He accorded to every man who challenged him the chance for battle. But as Mike's success continued, the men *ho wanted to risk the chance of taking a beating from him became fewer and fewer. Goe* Into Retirement. And at last, in 1882, having no more worlds to conquer, Mike laid aside the crow^n that he had worn so gracefully during all the years of his reign and went Into retirement. It was three years before Mike quit active pugilism, in 1879, that a big benefit was given for him in Boston. Just before the affair was put on friends went to Mike and said: "You'll please the crowd 'it you'll box with one of the local boys who is making quite a hit around here." "Sure! I'll take him on in an exhibition bout," responded Mike. "By the way, who is he?" "Oh, they call him thff^ Boston Highlands Strong Boy," was the ansv/er. "His real name is Sullivan-^John L. Sullivan.'' Donovan during his prime had pleased many home crowds by bo.x-Ing-wlth a "local pride"-the bulk of them nothing but "dubs." Mike expected the "Boston Highlands Strong Boy" to be the same. But the night of the bout Mike got the surprise of his life. Recounting the experience later, he said: ' "The minute that boy stepped Into the ring I knew he was a coming champion. Most youngsters faced by an old experienced rlngman like myself would have had something akin to stage-fright. But -tiot John L. Suiiivan. "Why, that kid actually glared at me when he climbed through the ropes and sneered at me in a way that would lead the ordinary observer to believe that he was the champion and I the 'dub, John L.'s Hitting. John L, didn't know -much about ring science that night, but, lardy me, how he could hit, and. how he did rush! Never did I see any one with the fierce aggressiveness of John L. And nothing could stop him.. "I went into that fight figuring it was to 'be only an exhibition boxing contest. John L., novice though he was, forced me to fight to the. limit of my powers to stave oft defeat. "He was on top of me from gong to gong never a rest, never a let-up. No blow could turn him aside nothing could make him step back, "Once I hit him on the head-a powerful punch, John L, never backed away. All he did was to scowl at me and growl, "The next time you do that you'll break your hand,'" And it is history that the very next time that Donovan sent a blow crashing to Sullivan's head he hroke his right hand. After the tight Donovan went to John L, and said: "My boy, after you learn a little about the science of boxing you'll become a world's champion. "Much obliged," answered John L. And then, as an afterthought, he said; "I learned a lot about boxing tricks tonight. I was watching you." Donovan then and there schooled the Boston boy in a few of his best ring tricks, and John L., -ever quick to learn, picked thenji up and found them of great value 'in the fighting years that followed. CRANE ARGUES HUNT FOR DRAFT EVADERS HASSLOWED DOWN New York, Sept, 5,-The hunt for draft slackers slowed down here today, the third day of the government search in this city for evaders of army service. About 3,000 suspects were rounded up during the night. The total number of men examined since the round up began is estimated at about 6,000 in the Metropolitan district, but the exact number of thosp proved to be delinquents was not heavy. SHOULCJ BE SAFE NOW �Washington, Sept. 5.-Members of all military commissions and civil commissions who recently left Russia on a special train have arrived safely in Finland and should have arrived yesterday at Haparanda. This word came today from Consul Haynes at Helalngfors. The train carried about 150 pelBons including some 30 Italian-* and Ty BASEBALL STARS Cobb's Individuality, Hv? Says, is a Weakness to the Tiger Team Sam Crane, old time player and now expert critic of baseball, in a recent article revives the question, "Does the manager make the. player, or the player make the manager?" He proceeds to answer It in his own way, his verdict being in favor of the manager, expressing the opinion that it is the manager who is more entitled to the credit for a winning aggregation than the player^. Occasionally a player flashes across the baseball tirmament, like a Mike Kelley, a Buck Swing, or a Ty Cobb, who as an individual cannot be excelled, but not one of those stars would be worth a continental It not directed by their manager as to team work and play, says Crane, who continues: "Any manager who has such great individual playei-s on his team as Cobb is extremely fortunate, A manager is foolish it he does not allow a player with Cobb's all round abUlty to "go it alone" occasionally^ but,hot often, 'l^he �ininafe'a'iiianaier^ his greatest star to imagine he knows more than he, then good day to discipline. Says Ty Is Swell-Headed. "Now, J. am of the opinion that Ty Cobb is somewhat of a detriment to the best Interests of the Tigers' team play. .Of course Ty is the biggest drawing card ot any player in the American league. I will acknowledge too, that be is the only plaVer I ever saw without a single,weakness; but, being such a star, Tyrus has become a bit swell-headed. "Ty Cobb h^s, made of Hugh Jennings a nonentity as a manager. And in consequence the Tigers as long as Cobb ia on their team will never win another pennant-in my opinion. ^ '""The Georgia Peach's idiosyncrasies are catered to simply because he is Ty Cobb. Cobb is supreme with the Detroit public and the office management ot the club. What Cobb wants to do he does. lie makes no requests ot Manager Jennings, and he does just as ho pleases. "Naturally, the other members of ihe team become disgusted and disgruntled at being always considered as "also rans." There can, therefore, be no unity, no comprehensiveness among the rtiembers of the team. Ty Cobb Is tho whole cheese. Just Like Opera Star. "That is all wrong. "When the Yankees were in Be troit recantiy, Cobb did not put la an appearance until the team was out in the field to start the game. Centro ."ield was vacant. Just as the first Yfinkee was about to take his turn at bat, Cobb emerged from tho clubhouse and sauntered out to his position. "The stait of the game was delayed until a tow fly balls had been batted;, out to him. There was a crowd ot 13,000 people out to see the gt^me. It was a Sunday afternoon. "Would any other manager stand for any such going-on? "Surely John J. McGraw would not -no, not if his team wo\ild bo disrupted. It would be a case of Cobb or McGraw going out. I am willing to wager it would not be McGraw." GREAT WASTE OE EGGS DISCOVERED London. Out., Sept. 6.-The Trades and Labor council of London through members Ot a committ^ of officers appointed to inquire into the question, wUl demand a Dominion investigation into tho discovery ot twenty thousand dozen ot eggs deposited in fields southeast ot the city limits. The labor officials claim the eggs deteriorated while held in cold storage in this city and they assert that they were surreptitiously osrried tb-thn tleliJ- In 'which they are being used for fertilizer. IN WINNIPEG NEXT Montreal, Sept. 5,-The Canadian Bar Association in annual convention here at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, at Us session this morning decided to hold the convention of 1919 in �Winnipeg. NORWEGIAN LOSSES. London, Sept, 6,-Norway lost thirteen vessels aggregating 22,976 tons through war causes in the month of August, acording to an announcement made today at the Norwegian legation here. Two Norwegiaa sailors lost their lives. Central Repair Shop ALL KINDS OF AUTO REPAIR WORK HANDLED PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY. Storage. AceeMorlei. Batteries. Phone 1023 f 324 11th Street Soutlv- " Lethbrldge, Alta. > W. H. Dowlino Your Storage Battery Is the Heart of Your Automobile! NEGLECT OF IT IS ONE OF THE CAUSES OF LOSS OF POWER. MANY OTHER TROUBLES CAN BE TRACED TO A POOR BAT-TERY. THE GRAHAM MOTOR 60. ARE WELL EQUIPPED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BATTERIES. BATTERIES RECHARGED, OLD ONES REBUILT AND NEW ONES SOLD. ^ E. AINSWORTH, Manager Equip your Car with New Tires and Tubes for that Week-end Trip We Carry AU Makes and Sizes. Baalim Motor Company Back of.-, Union Bank THROW YOUR OLD TIRES AND TUBES IN OUR RED CROSS l.px ;