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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - September 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta page six I'HE lAibRIDOE DAILt HEHALD SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28; 1918 "BRINGING UP FATHER" \OU�% UNCLE COiHC To TAKE NtXJ OUT FOSJ vV/MlK an' -tell Wt V/HEN YOy cone &ack WHERE "*CXJ HANf� been; The Sport Page England to Have Eight Team Baseball League After War Is Finished New York.-Baseball under the plendid management cf the Anglo-American league, has taken such a firm hold on the British public that plana already have been made for the operation of an eight-clnb major league in Great Britain just as soon as the, war is over. The new- organization will' take in London, Manchester-Sheffield, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh.-Not only the -English but |he Scotch a;s yell have became great basebaiT fans. According to a letter "which" we 'received ye'ster-, day from H. E. Booker, managing director of the league in London, a same between the[ American naval team and a Canadian"team drew more than 28,000 persons at iGrlas'goyr "era" AUTO TIRES OF ALL SIZKS VULCANIZED By the Famous Haywood System RE-TREADING A REPAIRING Ily Experienced Workmen. All work guaranteed. Special Equip-' aent for Rim Cnt Repairs. R. D. RITCHIE 208 13th 8L 8. Opp. Ellison Mill* WE BOIL 'EM - We' Jioll your radiator in a. preparation that thoroughly cleanses it, making it easy to discover and fix leaks. : " We are better equipped in this way than Calgary-"having the only boiling outfit in the district ..v.. ANDY "The Radiator Man" Rear Dallas Hotel (Upstairs) August 10. The game at Stamford Bridge in July, which was attended, by the king, attracted more than 40,000. Booker, who is an American from California, and who some years ago raced a stable, hopes that we soon will have the big series winner here and the pennant-winner of the Anglo-American league. He states that his league intends to send the winning club to France to play nines of American soldiers. He also sent the league standing, which shows the American army leading, with the American navy second. Booker's letter, which is intensely interesting even to those who have no particular interest in American baseball, follows:  f Season Now Closed. ,"I take pleasure in enclosing you herewith*" th�4rtaiKHrig of the league Update.  '''Opj.seaspfcrcomes to a close here on nflit .Saturday in so far as the ieag�eii*~ODncerned, but we are playing Sunday baseball throughout September until the 29th of that month. Our league opens next year in the middle of Jlay. "As a source of news I might mention that baseball is growing in popularity here very rapidly. So far this season we have played about 150 games and this includes games played in Scotland, and by the time this latter reaches you in Ireland also. "We are endeavoring to make arrangements for the winning team of the league to visit France about the middle of September to play different teams throughout the camps against teams composed of American enlisted men. Every team in this league has at least four or five professional play: ers. The United States navy team has Pennock, Egan, Hayes, McNally, and the United States army team has Lafitte, formerly of Detroit;' Bathol-omy, Tobin and similar men in each of the Canadian teams of the league. ,. "Three weeks ago last Saturday we played at Glasgow with the naVal teanulrom headquarters and the Canadian-team from Sunntngdale, which drew 28,000 people. Our attendance locally, for . Saturday, games varies front 3000 to 10,000. .,.'-/" "The league-has-more than paid its way,,and at the;;end month we hope-to "be in-a position, to turn over to^ the thr�a charities of' the league fromi;|l6,006" to |15,000. These "char-Kles-are St. Duns tan's Blind Institution", ;;i�eBrittssh'Red Cross and the Canadian Red'Cross. -" Profits to Red Cross. "At the start of the league we were going- to divide the profits between the American and the British Red 'Cross, but Gen. Biddle voted against this and said that we 'were here to give and not to receive.' The British press thought that this was a very The, golfers of the future and where they are to come from, is a problem that is not difficult"to. solve, as it,is from amongst the boys and girls of today that we must look for players in the years'13131 are. to come. Golf -is as much a..�ame for the young folks as it is iof the .middle-aged and older people. � rt is therefore the. duty-t;of .every club to take the matter upV and try to get the younff ones intere'ste&iti the game, and give them 'eve^jrv'tftieour-agement. Youth is the time to start the game, if you want to play it well. Some of the older players, I know, object to'boys and girls oft-the course, as they consider them a nuisance, and not only think, but will often remark that they have no right to be allowed to play at all. Selfish a little, isn't it? I am afraid I cannot agree with their views. Lay down proper rules and regulations regarding the play on the course, and have them rigorously enforced, and you will soon find that the young players will abide by,.them: at least that has been my experience in the past when I have played on courses where boys and girls  were allowed, also encouraged, to play the game. They were as much entitled to take their places "at the first toft as the older players. I may say that on nearly all the public as well as municipal courses in the Old Country they had their turn to play by right of purchasing their tickets. Many a time I have played behind youngsters. -kids, as they are called here. I have also had them following me and Gray Dort Motor Cars Advance Rumely Engines Sharpies Cream Separators GIVE US A CALL ALLEN JACK OPPOSITE LETHBRIDGE HOTEL PHONE 1544 For One Day Only, Saturday, September 28th, we will sell 3V^-inch Chains at .... 4-inch Chains at...... . $3.25 .. $3.50 BIJOU MOTOR PARLORS, LTD. "THE HOUSE OF SERVICE" generous view to take. The brand of baseball that we are .playing is first class and wo have had a good many games scoring 2 to 1 and 3 to 2. "At the beginning-of the league we played three out of four games with an inning of eleven. We have thousands of rudimentary rules of baseball, each with a diagram of the diamond at the back, which are given out to the British portion of the public. This enables them to grasp the rough facts of the game; and when wc started at first with people leaving before the finish of the ^gariiesVtJjfey are now quite as enthuslaatii-asiithe American portion of tixe public,;-' 'Y "I am enclosing you7;ii0rewJth;;souvenir of the league ;ari40!go^-dne of our programmes. 'Until''"theT war � is over the entire profits of the league are devoted to the above mentioned charities, but directly the.war is over we will start an eight-team league composed of no doubt the 'following cities: Birmingham, LeedB, Sheffield, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London. The players will be obtained from the professional ball players who are willing to sign a contract to stay here for at least one season after the war. These will be supplanted by players from the minors. Our vice-president is W. A. Parsons, of Coney Island. "The official umpire of the league is Arie Latham, formerly of St. Louis, is one of America's most famous ball playerB in his day. I might mention here that he holds the record as far as athletes are concerned of holding the longest conversation with his majesty the King of England at one of our league matches held at Stamford Bridge grounds on July 4. Here ^we played before an attendance of 40,000 people. "The attendance of their majesties and the royal family removed any doubts that we' may Jiave had as to whether baseball would eventually be come a success in Great Britain. This was undoubtedly the1 m6st momentous gajrie in "hfstory. -I' am loolflhg forward to the time whon.a;;wdrjd series will be a regular, world series. As you will no doubt understand the British sportsman does not agree that the baseball championship in America for the-world's series is a proper 'world'b series.' I. feel, confident that this obstacle will be removed in a very, short time by games between winners of the Anglo-American league and 'the winners of the National and American leagusB. "From the way things are progressing here this is far nearer than the average individual would think. ' "5f�urs faithfully, ' - ^gbS. Booker." . I never experienced any great inconvenience; they knew the regulations ancf rules re play in the course and were" equally as observant of them (in some instances more so) as the older players from whom you would have expected more strict attention to the rules laid down. I have always encouraged young people to learn the game, ahd taken great interest in thoin anoS their .play. .Several years ago I took charge of a boys' competition at home, and acted as referee and kept the scores in the ties. It was a knock-out__toole competition, and I got much amusement from the different, games played... They, were sticklers for playing according to rule. It was amusing to watch them; they never give anything away, and at once challenged their opponent if he infringed any rule. It would have been a good object lesson to many older players I know to have watched them playing the game. Quite a number of these boys were playing from scratch in the club handicaps before they were out of the 'teen age. On'the famed St. Andrew's course, you will see scores of boys playing every day in the week, Sundays excepted, of course, for one must not play golf on the Sawbath Day in Scotland. ' Mr. Harold H. Hilton, one of the most brilliant amateurs of his time and a notable example of the boy player, writes as follows: "There was a time in this country (England) when it was customary to hold competitlons'tor schoolboys, and it is significant that it was from this class of golf that those of our very greatest amateur exponents of the game graduated,"' viz., Messrs. Ball, Hilton and Graham, and speaking from a'personal :pdlnt of view we can say that Has a boyfjgolfer we received much encouragement and much useful advice from the members of the Royal Liverpool Club, who seemed proud of their youthful aspirants, and took the utmost interest in the probabilities of their future careers. Many and many a time were we asked to take part in foursomes with the Seniors, and we have always considered that the experience we then gained, must have been of great value when we came to; take part in serious competition play'." Encourage the boys by all means, show them what to do and give them all the hints you can. You, may. be unconsciously bringing out a future champion. One never knows, and the boys will appreciate the interest you take in them. Pretty, golfing weather these days, isn't it The pity is the days arp getting short, not much time for a round after six o'clock p.m. I hope the competition which is ppen all. this'week is receiving the hearty support of the members, and that they are coming through with the jtwo-bits. 'The club needs them all and more. '  A Good Dsy. , An indifferent golfer returning from an afternoon on the links was stopped by a friend with the question "Well, what kind of a day did you have?" "Not so very cood," he replied. "I was all right at the start. Did the first hole In eight, and the second in ten, but after that I went all to pieces." (Hurry call for the ambulance.) DAVE HUME. NOBLEFORD TAX RATE IS 16 MILLS Will Provide Wells For Village Water Supply-Other Nobleford Items fFrom Our Own Corrennohgent) Nobleford, Sept. 27.-^MeBsrs. Wil-kie and Spooner were on a tour-last week: in the interests of the Knights of Columbus Army Hut Fund. So far as can be learned they had a very successful time, and this district as kept up its reputation for giving to deserving causag. ,, The Village Council held a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to fix the rate of taxation for the present year. After the assessment, roll had been given by the secretary, E. C. Crans-toun, a rate of 10 mills in the dollar for general purposes, one of 5 mills for school purposes and the supplementary one of 1 mill for the government, a total rate of 16 mills was declared. Arrangements were also made for the putting in order of the old well belonging to the village and to instal a gas engine for the purpose of pumping the water into the cisterns which have been built at the west end of the village. It was also decided to drill another well in the centre of the village which will provide water for the inhabitants who live to the' north and east of the village Bite. For the' purpose of this well a site was' purchased from the, Canadian Pacific railway'ahd'the contract of drilling Was let tb lit. Tackaberry. By having the' two wells the" council expect not only to have a good supply of drinking wa' ter but also to have a good surplus fori fire purposes. .Mr.' Tackaberry has already got his well driller in position for the new village well and commenced operations. ' He hopes .soon to strike a good flow of water.' Owing' to the wet weather this week the work of threshing has been considerably delayed. With the ad-vent" of the sun, however, it Is expected that work will commence today and that threshing In this district will soon be .done. Returns are very slow coming in, but as far as can be seen at the present time. the. average for the district Will be for Summerfallow-ed land between 20 and 25 bushels for wheat and about 50 bushels for oats. The Noble Foundation, Ltd., hav,e threshed out 200 acres of oats which went 60 bushels to the acre and another field of 102 acres went 48. S. H. Sherwood, who has been visiting here for some little while, left for Shabbona, 111., on Wednesday afternoon. , Red .Cross Workers are again reminded of the annual meeting of the local branch which is to be held next Thursday, Oct. 3rd. A full attendance of members and friends Is requested. The officers for the coming yeai- will be elected at that meeting. The local troop of Boy Scouts held Sixty-two French guards, ' an advance party of a much larger number who have won scholarships in American colleges, have arrived in New York. ., .\ .;. 4, heat' on a half-mile track in ? 2.01, a world's record, and a ? most remarkable performance. > His feat recalls the great five- ? heat battle between this horse ? and Bel Direct, a London pacer ? at Detroit, four years ago. The ? Eel horse was having his first ? trip in fast company, and stack-' ? ed up against this almost in- ? comparable pacer. They went ?.,, fiye beats, all less than ' 2.l6, ? according to experts, ^Ivlth ? Single G., a better trained,jand ; ? * ? ? ? * > * > -> their Initiation service on Tuesday night. Ab far as the writer enn find out or see none of the youths are very much worse for riding the goat, but all report" that they bad a real good time. / The Young Ladles' Guild held its^ usual weekly meeting on Wednesday, a good number of the members being present. From what can be learned this guild iB going to fill a much needed place in oiir village life and the young ladies have taken up the work with great interest. The first part of the Lyceum program came off last night in the K.P. hall, when a good company assembled to hear Mr. W. A. Buchanan, M.P., of Lethbridge, give his lecture on his recent visit to Europe and the battle front. The Rev. J. A. Leslie presided and in his remarks gave an outline of the Lyceum movement and details of the program that had been arranged. Space is far too small to permit a correspondent to report even in the barest outline anything of the most interesting address that Mr. Buchanan gave, the Only advice, that can be given to our 'frjertds'lhilieth-bridge Is to go to the meeting:of-...the' Women's Civic club next wefkj arid: hear the address for themBe|ves;r-T'bi-over two hours the whole aiiaience: listened intently to the vivid description that wag given of war conditions in Europe >nd" the visit to the front. At the conclusion of the gathering a hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Buchanan was accorded him by the meeting. In the course of the evening musical items were given by Miss Benson of Macleod, Mr. Campbell.of Champion, and Mr. Van Dyke . of Nobleford. jA bull broke away in New York and ran down some of the main streets, finally being shot by a policeman, after'it had exhausted itself. Taber, Sept. 27;-In trying to crank a Ford car the of.her day Nelson An* nable came off with a broken wrist, while Master Fred Hudson performed the same operation Saturday last by Jumping from the top of a barrel, Take your, choice. The Soldiers' Hut Campaign of the Knights of Columbus was a gratifying success. The total amount realized In the Taber district was $936.07. Of Wile sum the employers of the Rock Spring Coal Co. contributed $20.00, and the employers of the Regal Coal Co. $40.50. Tag day at the Canada West Mine brought In $46.00, while that in town was productive of $154,87. The members of the local branch of the Knights of Columbus desire to thank the public for their hearty support and also to express their appreciation of the services of all who as-slated in the canvass. A business mon's meeting was held on Sept. 25th, 11 a.m. in the parlor of , the Bank of Commerce, to hear Miss Ponton of Edmonton, representing the Food Control Board. Mr. Willard occupied the Chair. The discussion that followed brought out the fact that the food law was far from being observed by many of tho citizens of Ta*,. ber. A vigilance committee of seven members was appointed for the purpose of seeing that the law was en-, forced, and especially in regard to flour and sugar.. Those desiring copies of the food regulations can obtain the same from.the secretary, Mr. E. T. Westlake. The first meeting of the Taber Municipal Hospital Board of which Mr. B. R. McMullln is chairman, will be held on Oct. 1st. The districts comprised under the scheme are, (1) rural municipality of Eureka, representative Thos. S. Martin; (2) village of Grassy Lake, representative Mr. McCrostie; (3) portion of rural municipality of McLean, representative,. John T. Pyne; (4) Local .Improvement District 66, representative, M'r.'B. R. McMullln; (5) Tabdr, representative, Thos. E. Henderson. As soon as a definite scheme has been formulated by the board it be submitted to the electors, for endorsatlon. 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