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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 12, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE SIX THE LETI^BRIDGE DAILY HERALD THlJaSOAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1915 "BRINGING UP FATHEPx' By G. McManus 3a yJlFE 1^ V/ITH HEH-HB-^  JOE. - WMT (-' FOR. N�- -^ The Sport Page Freddie Hewitt, Good Sport, Was Also a Gallant Soldier Lethbridge sport circles lost a fam iUar figure when Pte. Freddie Hevrilt made the supreme sacrifice at the ' ifront. The accompanying photo is a good likeness of the late gallant soldier. His parents have received th^ following colsoling letter from a chum of his who -was witli him in the charge in which he met his death . He says that Fred was wounded and on the way back to the rear when, a Hun bullet finished his career. France. Aug. 13lh, 131S. "In the Field", JMr. M. Hewitt, North Lethbridge, Alta., Dear Friend,-Today I feel it my tluty, although it is a very sad one to write you a line and let you know of your loss. Your son Fred has made the great sacrifice. It is not within my power of adjectives or description to suitably express what a fine and gallant son you possessed. Ton can feel deservedly proud to be the father Oif such a boy. I was fortunate enough to be his platoon sergeant and naturally we came to know each other very Intimately. To me and to all the boys iji my platoon he was a good pal. We iihall always mourn his,loss and cherish the memorr of a comrade who was every Inch of him, a gentleman and a fighter. He received his first �wound shortly before we had reached on? objective. He was then : ? : : : THE BIG GAME STIUL ON ? With the season of 191S waning, the sport pages will become somewhat duller, owing to the lack of games, but at the same time, what great and interesting things can b'b written about the athletes, who have made good in the greatest of all games.-the game over in France and Flanders. Sportsmen over there have mora than justified themselves, and have justified the public for its interest in the doings of these men. Tenuis,, cricket, pugilism, baseball, football, track athletics, racing, sculling, canoeing-all have given generously of their best performers for the army, and the boys have beea in the ran of heroism. Let us speed the day of their coming back by helping in every possible way here at home. Help the threshers. That's a necessity in sight now. Sign up with a threshing gang, and help get the grain in. Iiome iu the same game-and broke Lou's spirit. Criger was jeered and heotel; it was really tlu- turning point of his career, and he did little good work after that. Cobb was the highest paid baseball player in the history of the game and one of the few who deserved every cent of the $20,000 paid him. He was worth it at the "gate " several times ! over. For years lie was also the rallying point around whicli the team buil". both offense and defence. When, during the present year, lie was needed elsevihere than in his regular position, he proved that he could step In and substitute in more than one berth. Wliile we of the immediate present consider Tyrus as being unequaled, men who fifteen years ago knew La-. joio and Wagner as they were in i their prime, will take issue with any suggestion that Ty was the greatest player of all time. Both Lajole and Wagner have followers who claim this honor for their favorites; but the fact remains that wliile Wagner and Lajoie were great a long titne. they did not achieve the extreme heights of success that Co'ob attained against more difficult oppo sition. F, FAIR CROP ILO Thorough Tests Will be Made to Ascertain Germinating Quali* ties of Grain : ? : ? ? ? IRELAND BOAST* OF WORLD-BEATER Followers'of track and field, sports in Ireland, are of the opinion that they have seen the advent of another Coneff in the person of F. J. Ryder, a long-distance tyro, who recently won a three-mile handicap from scratch in the cracking good time of 15:27 2-5. The race took place on the old cinder track at Lansdowne road, Dublin, and the fact that Ryder did not have to extend himself considerably enhances the performance. After two miles had been disposed of Ryder had matters all his own way, and won in a walk by 80 yards. The opinion of the critic in the Quid Sod is that before the close of the season the newcomer will show 14:30 for the three-mile route. TRAINING SCHOOL FOR THE SOLDIERS Winnipeg, Sept, 11.-It is stated today that Jfanitoba Provincial Treasurer, Hon, Edward Brown, and Dr. Rij| M. Blake, M.P. are laying before the' Ottawa authorities an extensive plan for the transfer of the agricultural college in St. Vital to be used by the government for a training school for soldiers. About $4,200,000 was invested in the St. Vital buildings by the late Manitoba government and all revenue will be returned to this province by the federal government it the deal goes througli. ? ? ? ? : ? ? ? ; ? ? carpetball team to a series of ? ? friendly games in the Moose > ? Hall, Higinbotham block, on : ? Friday next, September 13th. : � AU other teams interested in ? : the game are asked to ba on > ? hand, as other games may be ? Just Received a shipment of marvel junior vulcanizers and patches BIJOU MOTOR PARLORS, LTD. "THE HOUSE OF SERVICE" ? : : ; ? ? : > : ? : : ? ? : ; > ? One of the best tributes to Tyr.i.s Raymond Cobb, soon to say goodbye to baseball for all time, is that paid the Peerless Georgian by VA. VVray in the St. Louis Post-Despatch, who predicts for Ty as great a record in military service and after that in business as he has enjoyed in.the diamond game. Cobb has sho-wn, says Wray, qualities entirely aside from baseball t;iat guarantee him achievement. .Courage, confidence and class combine in him with great initiative to guarantee accomplishment in almost anything he undertakes. This player came into the major league under circumstances fhat would have discourt^ged any but a stout heart. He had practically to whip the Detroit baseball club with his fists to prove tliat bis swelled head owed its enlargement-if any- to real merit. He fought and played his detractors into a state of entire submission and continued to be the Detroit team, in both a baseball and fistic sense, ever after. Cobb was impetuous-his only fault, It led him into frequent encounters in wliich there was alwayij a basic reason for the Cobb explosion. He jumped into the grandstand after a fan who used offensive language addressed to Cobb. He smashed a butcher's salesman who spoke insultingly to Cobb's wife. He met and battered Into submission Charles. "Choke-'era" Herzog at a Dallas hotel, after being bullied on the field. He had a fighting spirit and one totally without a thought of defeat. I remember wiien Lou Criger, tlien a great catcher, was brought to tho St. Louis Browns from Boston. Criger, commenting on Cobb's wonderful base-stealing record of the previous year, had stated that he would "stop" Col)b-expressed the view that Cobb would not steal a base while he was catching. "I'll get his goat the first time we hook up," Criger w&s quoted as sa.v-Ing. Alas, the first time they clashed was in Detroit, Cobb stole until the crowd laughed at Criger. If memory serve.s, he c�elQ *5cond, third and CABMAN GAY (From the Sun) The wheat-is not yielding as well as some expected, .while others are setting more thau they looked for. Up to the time of going to press the best yield reported is twenty-three busliels to the acre threshed on the farm of M. L. Mundy by R. B. Snyder. Many other farmers report yields of twenty bushels, and A. O, Twedt reports lwenty-oJi^%ushelS on the farm of Roy Church * at Bowville. Next week most of th^ threshing will be fini.shed up and we will be in a position to give a better estimate of the yields. The removal from town, of Dr. Bryans leaves Carmangay without a mayor. As the annual town elections take place in a few weeks It is likely that acting mayor Mowat will sit in the chief magistrate's chair for the balance of the term. Carmangay school opened on Tuesday, September 3rd, with a good attendance in all the Hat and Sedgewick, Vermilion is frozen some and it is not expected that the wheat there will germinate. At Stony Plain the wheat received some damage from the frost but apparently the oats and barley are all right. At Sedgewick the barley and wheat were failures but the oats will be good for feed. !At Athabasca there^is a good crop. The wheat is injured to some extent, but the oats and barley are good. At the Olds farm there is a splendid crop this year and at Claresholm they have as good a crop of wheat as has been grown since the farm was in operation as a government demonstration station. , There may not be so much to the acre but the quality Is of the best, states Mr. Carlyle. The oat crop Is a good one, and they have a twenty-acre field of corn that has come on splendidly. This was planted for ensilage. Raymond shows a good crop of wheat and oats also. of days with his family iu North Lethbridge. Mrs. Pellett has also returned fiom her holidays in the east. Mr. Archie Beveridge was visiting his brother Andrew Beveridge of Coleman last week. Mr. .and Mrs. "Bob Chapman have returned from Mooso Jaw, Sask. Airs. Alex. Higgins of Calgary was visiting her parents here, Mr. and Mrs. Will Milligan. A large number of people took in the big sports at Coalhurst on liabor Day. All reported a good time. John Simpson and Jack Fraser were on a fishing trip up the Pass. Richard Williams is expected back after spending the summer on his farm at Hawe, AU.1. Threshing General. Threshing is quite general how in this district. -Mr. Fred Johnston is wearing the biggest smile. He got over 15 bushels. Things are looking brisk these days at the mine. The company is' putting in a big new boiler and a generator. Harry Stradley and W. Goodrich have moved to Diamond City where they have a position in the mine. The mine was (ille on tho fifth; every member attended the funeral of our friend John Sawacuk. He will be greatly missed by his many friends. KILLED IN QUARREL Prince Rupert, B.C., Sept. 11: - Frank Martin, provincial road superintendent with headquarters in Anyox, was shot and instantly killed during a quarrel last night at Swamp Point. A prospector named Jack Harkley is alleged by the authorities to be implicated. Lieut. O. E. Lennox, youngest son of Mr. Justice Lennox, Toronto, has had his leg amputated as a'result of wounds received in action. AT GRASSY LAKE Grassy Lake, Sept., 11.-Tho following is a report of Red Cross activities at this point during August for publication: During tho month a dance was held, proceeds of which amounted to J39.00 and everybody reports spending a good t'lme. Durihg the evening n horse donated by James Noil v/as raffled, tliG fortunate winner being Edward Goschke, who has rodonntod it to Iho society for further sale, the proceeds of first ruffle being $122.00. The ladies forwarded a box containing '371 pieces of sowing to Calgary, being comprised of work done at the sewing room and tho following list at tho homes of those named: Mrs, Po-trie, 1 pr. knit socks; Mrs. Paterson, I pr. knit socks; Mrs. Wnsden, 20 p.p. bags; Mrs. Larsen, 10 p.p. bags, 10 T bandages, G dressing covers and 1 face cloth; Mf-s. Peverelle, 20 p.p. bags, 1 n. apron; Mrs. Henry, 10 p.p. bags, 3 suits pyjamas; Mrs. Oddio, 2 suits pyjamas; Mrs. O. Flew, 2 face rags; Miss Gibson, 10 T bandages, 10 arm slings; Mrs. Lodwlck, 2 prs. knit socks; Mis.i Mabel Flew, 12 p.p. bags; Mrs. Mc-Dougall. 3 day shirts, 10 T bandages, 1 suit pyjamas, 2 prs. kuit socks; Mrs. McKay, 2 pr. knit socks. 3 day shirts; Mrs. Millar, 10 T l)audaKe.s, 10 arm slings; Mrs. Robb, 2 dressing covers; Mrs. F. Johnson, 3 day shirts; Mrs. Loughlln, 2 pra. knit soclis; Mrs. Mc-Nabb, 3 operation gowns, (i urm slings, 4 prs. knit socks; Mrs. Gwilllam, 2 nurses aprons, 7 T bandages; Mrs. C. E. Flew, G operation gowns; Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Logan, 10 T bandagos; Mrs. Atwood, 2 suits pyjamas; Mrs. W. Llewelyn, 1 suit p.vjamas, 1 nurse:) apron; Mrs. Lait, 1 nurses apron, 1 o]j� eration gown. LAIEMOlS OF FOIING FAIL! The late Mr. Siddons. the well-known Lethbridge man who died on July 24 last, was of a fighting family. He himself enlisted with the Lethbridge Highlanders and actually served with the regiment for nino months, although he was not allowecj to go to England. It .was stated erroneously in The Herald at the time that ho had refused enlistment. His son, R. A. Siddons, writes Irom England to make this corrrection. There are two sons now serving with the forces. One holds the rank of captain In the Impbrial army and has won the Military Cross. 'The other who enlisted in Lethbridge with his father, is now In hospital at Buxtoa, England. �_, . . ... Hugh Miller',; 19 years old, son of NatJian Miller, of Spirit River, wa fatally shot while duck hunting. ONEFOUR NEWS fFrnm Our 0�-n Correspon'Jent) One-Four, Sept. 9.-Frost this morning, temperature 21 degrees. Joe Bjorklund is laid up with an iat- tack of pnoumonia. 0. D. Greene hAs returned from, a haymaking trip into the Edmonton country. Irwin J. Burr, of Manyberries was a business visitor here last wdlk. Miss Emma Duncan returned Tuesday from a visit to friends at Nev; Dayton. Sir. and Mrs. William Lindsay of Los Angeles, California, are visiting at the home ot Alex. Lindsay. They expect to leave tomorrow on their return to the stmny south. HUNS LAUNCH NEW KIND OF PROJECTILE commerce! Commerce, Sept. 11.-Mr. and Mrs, A. H. Reid have returned home from Kansas, where they 'spent a few weaks. With the British Armies In France, Sept. 11.- (Associated Press).-Just before the British launched their attack this morning on the enemy trendies northwest ot Peiziere, below Gouzeaucourt, the Germans, for the first time, employed a new kind of projectile in an effort to drive the New Zealand troops from nearby positions. The projectlloa, which were about the size of oranges, were fired at short range in salvos of from 200 to 300 each and wore sprinkled over an area of two or throe acres. These projectiles burst into flames as they hit the ground and gave ott gas. According to a British scientist men go to sleep more quickly than women, but sleep less soundly and, if in normal health, uot,�a long. Will Milligan is home from Calgary on a six weeks' furlough. Mrs. P. Jones and Mrs. Jack Joalo returhed from' their holiday at Banff. Mr. AV. Simpson and daughter, Sally, spent the week end in Lethbridge. Miss Agnea .Milligan was home here for the week-end with her parents. We are glad to see Mr. F. F. Rutkie back at work again after the accident which kept him oft work jfor six weeks. Frank spent most of his time while off work with his parents at Royal View and Taber with his old school friends. Mr. and Mrs. John Pocock returned home from Broadview, Sask., where they spent their summer holidays. We hear that Mr. .Tohn Buck . is coming hack from California, It is thought that he intends bringing Mrs. Buck with him. Jack Williams is spending a couple TIRES LIKE THESE should visit us immediately. We make a apBcialty of prompt work In AUTOMOBILE TIRE VULCANIZING Punctures, blow-outs bliBt, era and worn treads given careful attention. , If you have tire troubUB, you cannot do batter than to come to 118 at once. Koop. otrr address. " " Lethbridge Tire & Repair Station F. B. McKlntion, ProprlMeg OPPOSITE BANK OF MONTREAL, 305 Sixth Street S. Lethbridge, Alta. "SERVICE THAT SATISFIES" Phone 495 We Handle All Standsurd Tires and Tubes. Buy First Class Repaired Tires, $12.00 up. Central Repair Shop ALL KINDS OF AUTO REPAIR WORK HANDLED PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLY. Storage, Accessories, Batteries. Phone 1023 324 11th Street South, Lethbridge, Alta. W. H. DowllnB AUTO TIRES OF ALL SIZES VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System RE-TREADING & REPAIRING Ey Bxperienoed Workmen. All work guaranteed. Special Equipment for Rim Cut Repairs. R. D. RITCHIE 208 13th St, S. Opp. Elllsoii MMa \.- - ,^ Your Storage Gattery 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 BATi TERY. THE GRAHAM MOTOR CO, ARE WELL EQUIPPED TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR BATTERIES. BATTERIES RECHARGED, OLD ONES REBUILT AND NEW ONES SOLD. E. AINSWORTH, Manager At the First Drop of Rain Put on Those Chains Safety First IF THERE IS NOT A PAIR IN YOUR TOOL BOX COME IN AND SEE US, WE I^AVE ALL SIZES, OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT. Baalim Motor Company Bftck of Union Bank THE RED CROSS NEED YOUR OLD TIRES AND TUBES, LEAVE THEM WITH US. 00638025 27 ;