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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 13, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta AGE SIX THE LETHBRIDGE DAILY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER' By G. McManus The Sport Page BARNEY OLOFIELD'S ANATOMY NTERESTING CLINICAL SUBJECT Barney OldfieWs anatomy, twisted and much patched hy many accidents received in 15 years of automobile racing, would be an interesting subject at a clinic of surgeons. Barney's machine turned over a few days ago and he had a narrow escape from being burned to death. The veteran, after sounding himself all over, admits he doesn't know -what is natural and what is artificial, so clever has been the surgical camouflaging. : Some joints don't work just right Htid a leg requires a special contrivance in the veteran's famous "Golden Submarine." These are the only visible souvenirs of Oldfield's many hair-raising escapes from death. The remarkable feat of the surgeons repairing crippled memhers of the Old-ileld anatomy is the only eason that the "speed demon," now 42 years old, is enabled to follow out his comeback stunt and take a shot at all the leading automobile classics this season. Injured in 1903. "Way back in 1903 "Smiling Bar-aey" began to get an intimate acquaintance with hospitals. September 9 of that year Oldfield was leading the field in a sensational race ^t the Grosso Pointe track, near Detroit, when his car suddenly overturned and he had a marvellous escape ma ard SERVICE STATION HENRY IDENN Proprietor All Makes of Batteries Charged and Repaired 311 7th Street S. Phone 616 WE BOIL 'EM We boil your radiator in a preparation jthat thoroughly cleanses it, maldng it easy to discover and fix leaks. We are better equipped In this way than Calgary-having the only boiling outfit in the district. : ANDY 'The Radiator Man" Rear Dallas Hotel fUpstalra) Palace Garage SECOND HAND CARS FOR SALE. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT S. Cook E .E. Peck 308 Second Ave. 8.-Phone 665 from death. They hustled the prostrate driver to the hospital. A lew broken bones and shock. That was all. Four months later Barney was competing in another race. Heading for the Pacific coast. November 19. 1904, Oldfield for a little variety began to race with a Southern Pacific train at Reno. Barney tried to beat the speeding train to a crossing. It was a desperate chance. The train just barely grazed (he rear wheels of the car, the reckless driver escaping with a broken arm and a few square feet of flesh wounds. Just two months before this accident Oldfields' car, in a race at St. Louis, turned turtle and crashed into the infield, killing two spectators. The car was wrecked, but Barney got off with a few light sprains. The following season the "master driver of the world" was leading a big field in a Hartford race. Barney was pounding around at the rate of SO mUes an' hour when-^bang! The rear tire blew and the car stai^ted to do asort of crazy Cakewalk. The rear part of the car dropped down, then suddenly flew up seven or eight feet, and began to move down the track like a giant grasshopper with the driver imprisoned at the wheel. The runaway machine finally crashed through a protecting fence-and more of the Oldfield bones were broken. Recovering from this accident, Barney declared his intentions of practicing a.strict "safety first" policy in all his competitions. For a long time the veteran had good luck and missed any serious smashups, though frequently his" car was disabled in minor accidents. Accident Jinx Returns. "Smiling Barney" was beginning to think he possessed a charmed life, when, without warning, the old accident jinx returned to the job. Old-field was in the promising way of winning a championship contest in Corona, Cal., September 9, 1913, when his huge car,' while rounding a sharp turn at express speed, overturned. Frank Sandhoffer, the mechanic, was mortally wounded. Oldfield carries marks to this day of injuries received in that accideut. For the most part all the veteran's worst smashups occurred in road races. He has been exceptionally fortunate escaping injuries on the modern speedways. Oldfield attributes this to a freak oE fortune more than anything else. "I am just enough of a fatalist to know," argued the" ".Master Driver," "that when the time comes I'll get mine, whether I am racing on the speedways at Sheepshead Bay. Chicago or Cincinnati, or in a road competition." So, holding to this, point of view, Oldfield, who could wear many stripes for wounds received in gasoline battles, expects to go right on this season riding against fate and the world's speed records. / ARGENTINE WHEAT. Buenos Ayres, Sept. 11.--Announcement has been made by the ministry of agriculture that Argentine still has available for export 2,000,000 tons of wheat from the last crop and l,.5O0, 000 tons of other cereals. This is In addition to the 2,500,000 tons bought by the entente allies in the grain convention and already shipped. ? ? ? ? : > ? ? : : : ? : ? BASEBALL IN WAR TIME : Baseball has finished for : : this year, and for the duration > ? of the war. The season just ended was not satisfactory. ? ? The old-time interest was lack- > ? ing. The heroes of the dia- : ? mond were only ball players ? after all. and with tho newer ? > vision of heroism, the game fell into more or less disre- > ? pute. and this disrepute was > > increased to a considerable de- ? > The outstanding players, how- > > ever, the Hank Gowdy's, ? ! ? Maranville's, the Cobb's, the ? ? Mathewson's. and the Eddie ? ? Collins' fellows did not dodge, > t' and in them is the hope of ? ? the future of the game. ? ? Thei lesson is that nothing > ? else inatters now save the ? men are needed on the farms. ? Harvesting and threshing are ? jobs . for real men.- Come > through with your bit. : OLLOCHER IN SELECT, CLASS OF SHORTSTOPS star Infielder One of the Few Shoi^tfielders to Hit '.300 : : ? ? ? : : ? > : : > .;. Just Received A SHIPMENT OF MARVEL JUNIOR VULCANIZERS AND PATCHES BIJOU MOTOR PARLORS, LTD. "THE HOUSE OF SERVICE" Foltowlng are the' draws for the last leg of the Captaia's Prize competition, which will be played-during the week-end: R. J. R. Pattersofa 15, vs. W. Mac-Gregor 18. W. F. Burns 24, vs. W. D. L. Hardie IC. R. Livingstone'24, vs. H. Long 17. T. Oxland 16, vs.J. Adams 15. Judge Jackson 16,, vs. T. W. Fox 10. Insp. Chaney 14, vs. J. L. Kirkham 15. A. H. Reid G, vs. W. Crawford 8. R. Hincks 20, vs. R. R. Davidson 18. H. W. Menzie 16, vs. if. Freeman IS. J. McSwaln 22, vs. R. V. Gibbons 24. R. J. Dinning 24, vs. W. J. Nelson 20. A. B. Hogg 24, vs. G. T. Marrs 20. W. H. Poapst 22, vs. H. G. .Maddi-son 24. W. D. King 28. vs. H. Hiam 22. J. A. Toombs 26, vs. R. W. Kellogg 24. F. 0. Hyde 20, vs. W. A. Parker IS. E. H. Wilson 16, vs. N. B. Peat 23. N. Macleod 8, vs. A. Mara 9. S. J. Shepherd 12, vs. P. H. Toll 12. M. S. McArthur Ifi, vs. W. P. Craig u. T. H. :McCready 20, vs. H, W. Crawford 19. D. Duff 12, vs. H. J. H. Skeith 6. H. A. -McKiilop 6, vs. D. Hume, Scratch. K. A. Smith 24. vs. G. H. Harmon 24. 13. Bertrand 20, vs. E. C. Guil-bault 2.x Jolm .Mack 24, vs. Supt. Pennefa-ther 20. A. Fisfier 25, vs. J. W. Bawflen 25. F. Waddington 24, vs. W. A. R. Cocq 25. O. C. Deaper 22, vs. H. Macbeth 20. TENNIS CHI Toronto, Sept. 12.-Rain today interrupted the play in the Onlarrio lawn tennis championship match, but not before a number of interesting games had been played. The be.st game of the tourney so far was that between Sergt. Harold Throckmorton, of Xew York, who defeated Sergt. Rennie, of Toronto, 6-2, 6-4, in the men's open singles. Kumagae, one of the two noted Jap players, deteatad Hall, 6-2, 6-2 and Kassio won from Burns, 6-3, 6-4. In the mixed doubles .Mrs. Nile."?, of I5oston, playing with Harold Taylor, this year's United States junior champion, defeated Miss Ellis and Knox, of Toronto, 6-1, 6-1. In the active service singles. Sergt. Throckmorton defeated \V. B. Dickson, of Toronto, 6-1, 6-4. DECREASE IN EXPORTS. Paris, Sept. 12.-The official gazette publishes statistics showing a marked decrease in Spain's imports and exports for tho first seven montli.s of tlie year, aotftbly as compared to IS 16 Charley Hollocher was the fourth N'ational league shortstop with a .300 average to figure in the world's series. The .-American League has only one .P>00 hitting shortstop in the annual classic. He was Freddy Parent, who hit for .304 the year the Rod Sox met the Pirates. That same season Hans Wagner rapped .355. Honus. playing against FYeddy, who managed Springfield this year until the Eastern League went out of business, in the first series between the pennant winners of the present big leagues. When the Pirates hooked up with the Tigers in 1909, Wagner still was hitting above the .300 mark, his average being .339. The Giants, when they took the field against the Mackmen In 1911, had a shortstop who had batted .318 in Arthur Fletcher. Hollocher's present mark is around .321. He leads the Cubs in stolen, bases and sacrifice bunts. Chicago-ans who have more doubles are Mann, Paskert and Merkle; more triples, -Mann and Flack; more.homers, .Merkle, Paskert and Flack;, more sacrifice flies, Merkle and? Paskert. Twice this year haa^oliocher made four hits-on July 16'-'^Rj&t Prender-gast of the Phillies �nd on August 17 against Oeschger of the same combination. One of his hits on the last named date was a foui;-bagger. That clout was poled off while on the road, so was Hollocher's other homsr, made two weeks previously off Cecil Algernon Causey of the Giants. Hollocher is fielding .93S. He never has made more than two errors in one � game this season and his best stretch of games without a mis-play was 11. Hollocher accepted 12 chances without an error in an 11-innin^ game with the Reds June 30, and handled 11 chances perfectly in a nine-round tussle with the Giants August 2. A Susy day for him was July 2. Then the Cubs doubled up with the Cards. Hollocher had the same record in each game-five putouts, five assists and one error. In the last four years three major league teams have finished first with new shortstops, two of said .shortstops having come from Portland. The Phil-s copped in 1915 with Dave Bancroft; the White Sox last, year with Charley Risberg, and now the Cubs, with Charley HoUochei'. EXPRESS STRIKE MAY SPREAD. Montreal, Sept. 12.-The outlook In Montreal today is that the ex-pressrnen's strike wIM spread. Striking employees of the Dominion Express Company claim to have added 47 to their number and the employees of the Canadian Express Company are holding a series of meetings to discuss the question of a sympathetic strike. DR. HENRI BELAND Sketch of Man Who Speaks Tonight. TO AUTHENTICATE THEM Paris, Sept. 12.-Tha� French government has resolved to confide to ihs international committee, on which all the entente powers .will be represented, the task of authenticating all violations of the law of nations, which tho Germans have been guilty of on the western front, says the Echo D' Paris. FIVE DEAD IN HOTEL FIRE Cobalt, Ont., Sept. 11.-Five persons are known to have met death and five others reported missing as a result of tho destruction by tire of the Iroquois hotel at Iroquois Falls, on the T. & S. O. railway yesterday. So far the bodies of Mr. and Mrs. Lester and two young children and Frank Martin have benn found. EDMONTON WILL HELP Kdmonton, Snpt. 12.-The Edmonton Antomo!)IIe Club and the Alberta Motor League have roriuested their members and all automobile owners In tho province to avoid all unnecessary use of aulomobjles gn Suutlay until sufficient gasoline surplus has been created and sliow the allied nations that the motorists gladly deprive them" Belves for the benefit of those representing tht-m ou the field of battte. From the Toronto Globe: Just sixteen years afeo a young doctor from tfie village of St. Joseph de Beauce, in the province of Quebec, was elected to Canada's parliament. In his'school and college days he had been an athlete. He loved all open-air games and was especially proficient in lacrosse and baseball. Becoming a doctor and a parliamentarian did not make him a "grown-up." The joy of youth was still his. and the wonder-light slIU shone from his eyes. Those were the days before the parliament buildings at Ottawa were destroyed by fire. The scores of little page boys in attendance ou the Senate and House of Commons used to spend their recreation time in playing baseball on the big green sward in front of'the old buildings. Staid and sedate senators and members of parliament were startled one day to see the new young member for Beauce, with his hat and coat thrown aside, out on the diamond with the page boys, batting out flies, coaching little ' pitchers and encouraging and aiding the Parliamentary Page Boys' team. The boys swore by him. He was their frjend and their colleague. When they organized tlv.eir club they elected him president amid much enthusiasm-and their president he has remained all these years. The young member was Dr. Henri Severin Beland, now honored by all Canada as an heroic patriot, who this week' visited Toronto and spoke to an enthusiastic audience at the Canadian ^National Exhibition. In parliament he soon earned a distinguished place. He was peculiarly representative of rural Quebec. He was native to its soil-the son of a farmer. But he early developed a love for learning, which resulted in his being granted "the chance" so dear to his heart. His understanding of the people and his hold upon them-an intense Latin affection-are attributable to the manner of man he is. Dr. Beland remained a boy. He never got too big for the old home. His holidays were spent among the inhabitants. His interest was in their problems. And the young folks were his "special friends." It surprised only one man-Dr. Beland himself-when, in the summer of 1911, nine years after he came to parliament, he was asked to join the cabinet of Sir Wilfrid Laurler as postmaster-general for Canada. His term In office was short, for in the general election which followed some months later, the government of which he was a member was defeated, though he was re-elected to the House. But It was admitted on all sides that he proved a good postmaster-general. But the most inspiring part of the story of Dr. Beland is war history. %yhen in 1914 the war cloud burst and the Hun* hordes, spurning the sanctity of the "scrap of paper," drove their devastating course through little Belgium, ho was holidaying with his bride in Flanders. Within twenty-four hours after Britain had drawn the sword to stand by her pledged word. Dr. Beland had thrown aside his civilian coat, rolled up his sleeves and set himself to service. He was the first Canadian to come under German fire, and he served, during the opening weeks of the war, with the Belgian arihy in the field. Wlien the British marines arrived at Antwerp, Dr. Beland transferred OFMCJ.S.GUILD Vancouver, yept. 13.-The royal commission slttluK on the questions at difference hotwoou tho Cnnadinn Merchant Service Guild nnii tho constwtsa steamship compauios has concluded Its work, so far as the coast shipping is concerned, and \V. 13. Burns, Uio chairman, has brought in the reporl. Ho find.i. with the concurrence of J. H. .AlcVely and IC. A. James, that the guild should be recognized by iho conipauios to llin same extent that tho Imporinl Merchant Service Guild is recognized in England. Retroactive pay is allowed in certain instances, while Tn others the incre.ise? granted from time to time by the compaultes is lield sufficient. The three watch system is recommended wherever men are available. The suiid loses Us claim for classification officers. Two weeks' vacation on full pay are recommended each year. Twenty-four hours Jroe off tho vessel is grunted after fourteen or more days from the home oort. Tlio claim for extra wages for vessels out of Prince Rupert is disallowed. Winnipeg street railway will make an nllempt to increase faros. his services to the corps who fought under hia own flag. He was temporarily attached to the British force as surgeon, and, communicating directly for the first time with his- home government in Canada, volunteered his services to the Canadian overseas strength. That offer was at onc6 accepted and the gallant ex-minister was commissioned as major In the Army Medical Corps of the (Janadlau I Overseas Forces. i But he was not destined then to join the fighting fellow-citizens on the ] fields of France. During the closing , scenes of the siege of Antwerp he was wounded, and, with the German occupation of the city, was taken prisoner. The story of Dr. Boland's heroism at Antwerp became known in Canada by the thrilling letter of an officer ot the British marines. Tho proposal was made to him to wait until the wounded men whom he was to attend were brought in out of the zone of firjg, but the heroic French-Canadian was not built that way. He went to the tlie post'ot duty, which was the post of danger, nnd paid the penalty ot a patriot. The Germans invaders removed Dr. Beland to Berlin, where for three years he was confined in the big military prison in the centre of the city. While he was a prisoner his wife, who had given her chateau near Antwerp as a Red Cross hospital, and had herself become a nurse, took ill and died, while his daughter, .Mile. Jean-nette Belaud, known throughout Antwerp to Belgian and German-as "the little Britisher," remained and ministered to the afflicted Belgian women and children in German-ruled Bel-glum, Toward the end of last May Dr. Beland was exchanged as a war prisoner for Prince von Buelow. who had been captured by the British, and less than a month ago returned hpme to Canada with his daughter. Since Dr. Beland's return to Canada he has gone through his native province speaking to great and enthusiastic throngs of people and urging their consecration to war endeavor. .Notwithstanding nil he has suffered, he plans to return to France to servo with the Canadian forces. His appeal to Ms fellow-citizens Is not "Go." It Is "Come." The story of this splendid and heroics-Canadian is one worthy of the noble record which all Canadians have achieved in fighting service. Two weeks ago, when he had ended his earnest speech to the vast crowd which greeted him at Three Rivers, it is related that a little boy of nine years who had listened with eager ears and eyes, turned to his mother and exclaimed: "When I grow big I'm going to be a Beland!" That Is a worth-while resolve for all of us. "Be a Beland," PARLIAMENTARI.JiN, �P- -J______jM. Flight Lieut. Howard bought an AutoSfrop Safety Raior before Icavinp for Oi'erseas because, (o u.ie his own words-, "it is built lor service, there is nothing to get out of ordar, it is always ready for use, it keeps its own blades in perfect shaving condition and I can get a cleaner and more comfortable shave with it than any other I ever used and I have tried most of them." This is Pretty Strong Eridence of the satisfaction to be obtained from the use of an AutoStrop Safety Razor for the morning shave. Special Military Oatfit Price, $5.00 Obtainable at Ltading Stores Everywhere. AutoStrop Safety Razor Co. (1.17 Daka St.,  T��t*, 0ml. Central Repair Shop ALL KINDS OP AUTO REPAIR WORK HANbLED PROMPTLY AND CAREFULLV. Storage. Accessories. Batteries. Phone 1023 324 nth street South, Lethbrtdge, Alta. W. H. Dowllng YourStoraoe 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 BATTERY. 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 WE CARRY A FULL LINE OF MOTOR CAR ACCESSORIES AUTO TIRES OF ALL SIZES VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System RE-TREADING & REPAIRING By Experienced Workiiien. All work guaranteed. Special Equipment for Rim Cut Repairs. R. D. RITCHIE 208 13th 8t. 8. Opp. Ellison Mills VEEDOL OIL DIAMOND TIRES Baalim Motor Company Back of Union Bank THE RED CROSS NEED YOUR; QLD TIRES AND TUBES, THROW THEM IN OUR RED CROSS BOX 88 ;