The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania on February 22, 1918 · Page 8
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The Daily Courier from Connellsville, Pennsylvania · Page 8

Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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Friday, February 22, 1918
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fAGE EIGHT. THE DAILY COURIER CONNELLSVILLE PA. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1W8 15IVE FRANK SLAVIN I WORLD'S CHAMPION BILLIARD PLAYER PRAISE AS SOLDIER BECOMES A CUE INSTRUCTOR iN ARMY Famous Prize Fighter War's Most Remarkable Private. Volunteered at Beginning of War and When Turned Down on Account of A0« Recruited Own Army-Refused ComralMlon. Truk Slarin Is back In Canada for m abort reat after nearly three years of ·chttne CD the battle lines In I ranee There Is material far a acoru of ad Tcntore stories In tie career of Slarln. .Altogether be 1» tile most remark «*!» private soldier of the great war." ~ Harrln was bora In Ifaltland. X S. W.. the birthplace of that more remuk- ·Me greet Anrtrall*n fighter, Les DUCT, on January S, 186£. j; Wkeo ne -w»«_twentT-two years old ht became a professional prl» nghter, fiftktlDf; vjader London prize-ring rule* aari defeating many good men la Ao»- traHa- Be fought Peter Jackaon !n a twToem, In Sydney and was beaten. Bet he kaoeketi out Tom Burke for the ebmptouhip at Queensland and a la 18S7 he came to America, fcmght ·mial rood battle* and vent to TSof lk«A -where he fought Jem Smith tot th* camptoaflbip of England at Bngea, Belgium. Slarin w« beating tatth when a gnat at Smith backers krok* down tbe rtsf and attacked glailil. with crate and brass knuckle*. Th* fljltt-wa* cannLa^drawr but tbe jana was afterward paid to Savin. :" He knocked out Joe McAulMe, the Wulm Giant. In two rounds In London. i*4m»*rt to^Axaerlca and beat 3«k»7 KDiila In nine" ronnj! In Hobo- £*a,-inat~ back to- England and was knocked mt by Peter Ja^Lsoo *fter a Mabborn fight, flthrint for u purse of WILLIE HOPPE EXECUTING DIFFICULT SHOT. WIlHe Hopoe, the -world's greatest billlnrfflst, has become a billiard Instructor In the army and Is stationed nt Mare Island Cnl "The government is Installing billiard and pool tables at nil ol tbe army cminjw, not only to amuse but Instruct the Sammies " bays Willie 'The ordinary layman would not believe that b'lliarda comrt be used ns A means of developing the precision and accuracj of the SaiBmles eyesight but such Is tbe case ( I recently made an interesting experiment whon I tried trapshootlng and fonnd that my abllttv to shoot stralslit was over 50 per cent becked SJa-rtn out, and \ better thaa that of tbe ordinary novice at the game" tbe» SJ»vm knocked out the Coffee · SPORTING SINGLES New plan to divide world's series swag will moke a hit with wives of ball players on pennant- losing clubs. So truth In tile report that the nitioaal commission v.iB donato its share ol the series money to homeless umpires TV hen interviewed regarding the new plan to split the swag, Eddie Collins said ' I'm for any plan that will gne tho winners' end to the vrUmej s " Said Benny Ktjuffi "Prom now on It will be a case of the victor getting the toil ' PhUadUphia club ouners are ·working against a bill to levy a war tax on ail unoccupied seats in ball parks ITlght solons ought to Invent a foul strike rule to upplj to Fred Fulton Red Cross has asked for walv- crs on Jew WlUarcl s services 1018 busLball contracts -nil! contain many doughlebs clauses Baseball fans hope to we the players conserve ivory plays for the hoc stove season WILLIS DAVIS AN AIR PiLOT C»»l«t and wretal other good men. Batoning to America, Slavln went v» U Alaska In tbe big gold, rush and I a mining engineer. the great war itarted Slavln at «ate* volunteered, but was turned ikrwn kccnse of hi* age, although be WOT · remarkably etronj and hardy MOT. Md ceeoatoned to-all the bard- tbtff at the Antic. He refused to stay nut «f tt» war, and managed to enlist np at th» Yukon. Wltll;i a month BUTtn ncrarted SOO men for his battalion. th» CUIj K-venth, ot Yancoo- Ter. He wa* offered a commiscion, bnt it'Ufta it saying that lie preferred to aCay In the ranks with the men be bad eoHitrd. Crossing to England roost of the men in tbe Sixty st Tenth were tranarerrefl to tbe Fourth Pioneers. Probably ITank Slavln will insist on fotng back to the front He Is the kind of a. man who won t be kept away from tbe fighting. FAMOUS TENNIS PLAYER , IS LIEUTENANT COLONEL SEVEN RULES FOR GOLFERS Han-r V*nhm Qlvu Cardinal PoMta to Dndcn of Link.--K«*n th* Head SUady. Seren cardlml nfles tor golfers M set dtnrn by the famous Harry Vardon, are as foHowa L Keep the head-steady and do not let tlu left beel tarn ontwmrd-- : then the body can only wind up wflen tbe amu go back. 2. Grip firmest vitta the thumbs and forefinger?--they are not BO "well adapted ax the other finger* to the purpose of taking strong hold, and they are tbe most Important of all for the purpose of the golf grip 3. Let the dub-head lead, the left ·wrist tnrntng Inward the arms following tha dnb bead and the right hip screwing next. 4. Don't throw the arms forward as yon start to come down as though yoa were mowing grnfls. Bather JOHN LAVAN NOW IS LIEUTENANT IN NAVY KormcB Brookes, who with Anthony P. Wilding wbo w»3 kllled_"Some- trher* IA France," wresteti the Davis cap embteraatie of tbe ^-ortd's amatenr tennic cfaaioiAonahlp, from tbe United State* In 1914, -vraa at laat reports a lied Cross comtnisstoner in Mesopotamia, with th* rank of lieutenant colon«l. One of Most Popular of San Francisco Tennis Colony Enrolled In Serv ice of Country Willis E. Davis national clay court champion, and one of ihe moat popu lar of the San rmaeisco tt,nais colony Is amons the flight of invading avlatois In France Aa a member of tho uriatlon section of the signal corps Davib first under v, ent instructions at the Berkeley camp. Later he moved to Sin Antonio 1 ex. and more recently completed hts ' course in New 7ork Hta laat active ·wo'lc with the racket \\n« during the Indoor tennis mutch at j the Oakland auditorium several months affo when he shmved to advuntaKe in a g-ime that incladed William Johnston and Johnny Stmchan UL are now enrolled in the senrlce of the United States Davis left immediately following the match for the Sootli and nothing has been heard from him JOE WALCOTT NOW PIN BOY r«rmer Prtae FlgHw, Known » "Ql- Urt Killer," Employed In Gotham Bowling Alky Joe Walcott Trtio tn his prime ires known M the "giant killer" and knocked them dcnra for msu7 years, Is ttow setting them np Walcott. now tottf-tre years of ?e. 1« nctttag jrtns IB a New Turk Ixmun!; alley Dorlns hi* career In the rtnd Wtleott won the wettcrwelght title, cod when there were no more fljbters left la that di- Tlaion h* tackled the middle* and ht«v- t*J. " ~ Harry Vardon. throw them back, and let them come rouad la their own way from tht point. 5 Let the movement ol the right ehoaldar be steady and rhrtSmlc, It should hare nothla^Jo the nature at a sudden drop or Jerk. B Don't be afraid to hit hard, M yon are swinging correctly, hard bit- ting Is not "pressing " T Keep your head still until the club has struck the ball. On *Tlme, M Ta this tr»ta running on tlmsT" "1 should iay so' answered the con- dnctor "It can't run any other itai The company hax got to get co mny ertemkmm ot credit that tho whole rod !· nunlna; OD Uma." Dr John C Lavaa, former member ol the St. l^ouls Americans who with Bert Shotton recently was traded to the Washington Americans, announces that he has been named lieutenant In the medical reserre corps and that it was practically certain he would not fca able to play with the Washington club nert season. He Is now under orders to report at the Great Lakes Naval Training station on 24 hoars' notice. KELLY IS IN HOSPITAL UNIT Well-Known Philadelphia Sculler In Service With Many Other Prominent Athletes. Jack Kelly the well Icnown single sculler of the Vesper Boat club of Phil adciphlft, is among the university base ho-spita! unit, 20 of which has jnst been called io" active duty in the Quaker city It Includes more than 200 members and prominent Penn students, who ire among" the sqaad are Howard Ber rv Bert Bell and Bill Quigtey of this jeor's Fenn varsity football team. Menoskey la Drafted. 3Ufo Sfenoslcev, on? of the stars of ritp Pederrl lenjrne and now on the Washington dnb a router aa an out fielder la at Camp Custer with the Catcher Kuhn In 8«rvica Red ICnhn formerly a catcher for he Wfilte Sox, ii a sergeant in the ··rations* army tit a Texu-s cnmp vnhn WM i member of Doc White * O/iltos r 1 ! n*T1nn« 1 is 1 ppi«nn BRIGHT PROSPECTS FOR 1918 Outdoor Sport* Begin Season With Better Outlook Than L*«t Year-* Panic Worn Off Outdoor sports will begin the 3038 season with brighter prospects than they saw at the clo=*t* of tie 1817 season The first panic of warfare has worn off cool head^ are dominating the athletic councils and both mannt? ers and atJiletes are realising that thpir part In the national life Is an loipor tant one Adjustments are being mnde in every braneb of sport, bnt not ad lusteuts that trill Interfere with tbe games Probably there will be no sport during the coming season thtit will experience an extraordinary boom, but there Trill likewise be no slnmp grfedt enough to kill any branch of ath letter providing that particular sport adjusts itself to war conditions and follows a safc-and-sans policy FAMOUS OARSMAN IS KILLED Captain r^olland Owe of'Best Known Athletes in England, Meets Death at the Front. The denth Is announced at the front of CnpL W r C Hollard, one of the best knn« n trncfc athletes and oars men In England He was a versatile track athlete, winning British cham plonships nt the lOOjard, half mile mile and loae Jmip He rowed In tbe Oxford varsity oU'Ut for £oor years and was president of Oxford Boutin? club In 1889 He rowed No 1 in the- Leander crow, which defeated Yale. For several years afterward he coached the Oxford crewg and '''or ten vears before the war acted us judge at the Henley regattas Landers 1* Penn Captatn Sherman Landers, holder of thr world s high school pole vault record lias been elected captiin of the Unl versity of Pennsylvania track team Landers home Is at Orpgon, El. Weeghman Is Criticized. Baseball fius are beginning to criticize Owner Wceghman of the Cubs for his too strenuous efforts to buy stnr hall players Frank)* Fleming la a Filer. rrnnldc Fleming the Montreal boi er, is reported to ha\o joined the flying corps A rmwiy for intrwtioDi of tb« o r l n » r 7 Cr*et FklulMi moo poitwnoni »,nd will not ptnet»r* wou trr PmiecA Poet If dwlred -- Vrlo* SI or 3 bottlw K TUB EVANS CHEMICAlfcxJ , CINCINNATI. O Nine Days of Record Selling to date, amd why not. This Sale is the occasion of phenomenal value-giving and getting, due to normal accumu- ; lation of broken and discontinued lines, following the greatest volume of sales in the history of our business. Take special note of the economies presented for Friday and Saturday. Every man and woman who is well supplied with footwear needs to think twice before passing up the advantage this Sale offers--in quality, style and price. There are no shopworn or out of date styles in any of the lots we have to offer--but good, clean, up-to-date, seasonable merchandise. We want you to compare these bargains. Comparison is the only test to use. Compare quality, compare prices, compare the real savings to be had and be convinced that now is the time to buy your footwear. READ OVER THE FOLLOWING ITEMS AND COME IN AND LOOK THEM OVER. Women's Grey Kid Lace Shoes, 9 in top, $8 00 value for - - - $5.00 Women's Grey Kid Lace Shoes, 9 in top, $8.00 value for - - - $4.67 Women's Grey Kid Lace, grey cloth top to match, $8 00 values for $4.67 Women's Light Grey Kid Lace Shoes, cloth top, $8.00 values for §4167 Women's Black Vamp White Kid Top Lace Shoes, $5.50 values for $3.50 Women's Gun Metal Lace Shoes, 9 in top, military heel, $4.50 val. $3.85 Women's Pat. Colt and Gun Metal Button Shoes, $4.00 values for $1.87 Misses' Gun Metal Lace Shoes, high tops, $4.50 values for - - $3.65 Misses' Tan Lace Shoes, high tops, $5.00 values for - - - - $3.85 Misses' Gun Metal and Pat. Colt Button Shoes, $3.00 values for $2.15 Men's Army Shoes, first quality, Munn Bush make, $7.00 val. $5.50 Men's Heavy Work Shoes, black of tan, $4.50 value for - - - $3.45 Men's Dress Shoes, tan or black, English style, $5.50 values for $4.65 Men's Dress Shoes, dark brown 01 black English style, $8.00 val. $6.00 i Men's Dress Shoes, high toes, button or blucher style, $4.00 vaL $335 i Boys'Shoes, button or blucher style, $3.50 kind for $2.85 Boys'Shoes, button or blucher style, $3.00 kind for - - - - - $2.45 Boys' Button Shoes, sizes 2 1 /; to 5, $2.50 kind for $1.97 Boys' Rubbers, 65c. Men'^s Rubbers, 73c. Women's Rubbers, 49c. THE BEST PLACE TO SHOP, AFTER ALL. MOVE BY BOTH PHONES ORPHAN'S TRANSFER OPPOSITE POST OFFICE CONNELUSVILLE, PA. J. N. Trump I KITE TRANSFER TUUCK ud WAGONS. MOVITfQ J. B. KURTZ, NOTARY PUBUC AND REAL ESTATE. N*. i Bouth MmdQW L«n«. ConiMllntli* fm. Good Basking Service Isn't Established Over flight It uikes t me, experience and pamsialung attention to build a good bank The service tais bank offers jou has been extended ard perfected over a period of 42 A ears It is prompt, e3k. ent -and far -each ng / \.nd it s yours to command Mr Business Man whether vour transactions are large or small Consultation invited 129 Tf. Crawford "The Bank that Does Thmgb for Ioa w Liberal Interest on Time Deposits. Anyone wishing to send a remittance to soldiers Abroad or at camp -tnll find that tlxe Title Trust Company of Western. Pennsylvania affords them excellent service Money OnJers or Foreign Drafts promptly issued. Merchants v, Mu » advertise in 4Ms paper wifl give yora best values for your ·--"*"·""·" BT C. A. TOIGHT

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