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JACKSON COUNTY JOURNAL, SYLVA, IL C.
X ; - . . v NEW YORK ATHLETE TO RECEIVE UNITED STATES MEDAL OF HONOR FOR BRAVERY BOWLING IS W IEAD BABES MUST IE SHIELDED FROM GERMAN AIR RAIDERS Excels All Other Sports, in Total Number of Participants. 3 A IB l!l 1 1 i-y. ! i! 'i u 1 1 I 1:1 m lis I 4 i i ft i if- -4 1 ! i Clifford II. Cann, son of Frank H. Cann, director of athletics at New York university, who Is a member of the United States Naval Reserve, has been recommended to the navy department for a congressional medal of honor because of his valor In saving the U. S. S. May, now on patrol duty in foreign waters. According to information received by his father the May was in an accident and had a hole stove In her bottom. She was filling rapidly when young Cann offered to go below and stop the leak. He saved the ship and was commended by Captain Evans, a son t)f Rear Admiral "Fighting Bob" Evans. Clifford Cann is one of the best-known swimmers in the East and holder of the national A". A. U. championship at 100 yards and of the metropolitan championships at 100 yards, 220 and 440 and a half mile. He is, besides, an all-round athlete of note. CADDOCK USES MANY HOLDS Wrestler Can Use Scissors, Half-Nel-can, Bar Arm and Many Others With Effectiveness. Earl Caddock is a wrestler with a thousand holds and knows how to use every one of them. Gotch was a great wrestler, but the toe hold was his spe cialty. Strecher was a wonder until he faced Caddock. He relied chiefly on his body scissors hold. Yussiff Hah mout likewise was considered a mar vel, and while he knew much, the scis sors and half-Nelson brought him all his victories. And so on down the line, very great grappler specialized in a Earl Caddock. hold. Not so with Caddock. He can use the scissors, the half -Nelson, the bar arm, the toe hold, and hundreds of others, and he uses each with equal effectiveness. And that's what makes him the great champion that he is. If he can't get you with one, he tries another,' another and so on, until you fall victim to his variety. 2 ARGUMENT OVER OLD AND 2 NEW BOXERS ABOUT 50-50 o x O ine never-ending argument as y to whether the old-time ring O stars were better fighting men 2 than those of today is being O waged more fiercely than ever 2 J as a result of the recent death O of Bob Fitzsfmmons and the 2 great boxing of Lightweight O Champion Benny Leonard. Many O of the veteran fans are willing 2 to admit that Leonard had few 2 superiors even in the "good old O days," but when Fitzsimmons, O who held the middleweight as 2 J well as. the heavyweight title at one time, is contrasted with the 2 present middleweight champion, O Al McCoy, there is little more 2 X to be said. O V ' Q0000000Qt0Q0ft2 . Interchangeable Golf Club. The invention of a golf club with Interchangeable heads permits all the strokes to be made with one stick without the necessity for carrying sev eral. " Legal W. Sold. Leeal W., 2 :10, is a member of the Cox stable, having been sold for $5 000. v ' pXXX)OOOCOOOCXXXXXXXXXXXXX) W I 1 GAME OF GOLF DEMANDS Q HIGH TEST OF COURAGE There is probably no higher test of moral courage than that demanded by the game of golf. btrange as it may appear, al though golf involves no physical suffering nor endurance bevond that what any ordinary man or woman 'under sixty possesses, yet nerves probably are respon sible for more lost rounds there in than in any other sport. This accounts, to a great extent, for the fact that many players who have all the shots in their Daes and skill beyond that of their fellows, do not reach farther than the first or second round in a tournament. And so one must come to the conclusion that there is a streak of xanthlc in most golfers. ocoococococoococoocococooo PLACE AGE LIMIT FOR GOLF Present Championship Tourney Condi tions Held Unfair to Young Players in Service. When the Western Golf association last season voted to do as it pleased anent the holding of a championship tournament, interpretation of an ama teur, abolition of the stymie, and so on, It came in for more or less adverse criticism in the East. It now looks as though the W. G. A. might "back up" a trifle in at least one phase of its radicalism, there being a growing sen timent among the directors that the amateur championship event should have a minimum age limit of forty years. This, of course, would be in the na ture of a war-time substitution, as it has been pointed out that tourna ments under present conditions are un fair to the younger men in service. A suggestion has also been made to di vide the field into classes according to ages) say forty to fifty, fifty io sixty, sixty and upward. This in a way calls to mind , the annual seniors' gathering at Apawamis. One other contemplated change Is to limit the Western lunior chnmninn- ship to junior members of the West ern Golf association clubs, or to sons of members of those clubs. This sug gested move is the outcome of goings on of a "high jinks" nature during the last junior meeting at Exmoor. FINE THREE-YEAR-OLD FILLY Zeta Lucille, California Trotter, Likely io oe seen on Eastern Tracks Next Season. Out in California there is a wonder fully good three-year-old trotter that is likely to be seeh. in the East next season. She is Zeta Lucille, a daugh ter of Kinney Lou, 2:07, the last trotter that the veteran trainer, Budd Doble, campaigned' in the Grand cir cuit, and her dam is Zeta W., by Nut wood Wilkes, 2:06'.' The filly has a record of, -2:11, taken over a half mile track, and in another race, also over a half-mile track, she was second in a field of aged horses in 2:10. 2:11 and 2:12. - . Will Push Three Sports. It is said that the sports that the A. A. U. will concentrate on at the army camps this winter will be boxing, wrestling and cross-country running. ' Reports Furnish Positive Proof That Pastime Has Now Surpassed All Other Indoor Games Also More. Money Invested. (By THOMAS G. JONES, Secretary At-, lantic Coast Bowling Association.) Reports from all sections of the greatest bowling country in the world the United States of America fur nish positive proof that bowling has now surpassed all other indoor ath letic games. There is more money invested in the bowling game today than perhaps any other, and the game has more actual participants than any other sport or game. There has been an increasing inter est in all bowling associations' annu al tournaments for the last seventeen years, and the 1917-18 season is no exception, unless the exception is a larger increase than any previous sea-son- I claim that with proper organia tion. we can and will within a short time interest the great majority who do not participate in recreation of any kind, and with the continued support of the representative men now at the head of our different associations, we will make good our claim that bowl ing is no longer a luxury, but is now considered a necessity. We must all give more time to or ganization. No game or sport or busi ness can be made a success without proper organization bowling is no ex ception; Every man who bowls ought to be connected with a bowling asso ciation and assist in enforcing its rules. , ; , We have been' very successful here in organizing, not only in the Atlantic Coast Bowling association, but local chapters in almost all of the eastern cities. They have formulated rules and are enforcing them, preventing the games or tournaments from being top heavy, eliminating from competition the so-called "star team," usually com posed of alley owners and managers. Local leagues, as well as the annual . C. B. A. international tournaments. are catering to the masses and not the few, find from present indications they will, and -within a few years, se cure the support of the bowlers lo cated in this territory. This will en able the association to hold annual tournaments that will test the capac ity of any building available, and we still have the great Madison Square Garden. We are slowly but surely uniting all of the bowlers and with the continued support of bowling journals and dally press, we will, within a few years place bowling where it belongs at the head of all other athletic sports. PIPP AND ANDERSON ENLIST Two Star American League Players Offer Services to Uncle Sam to Fight Kaiser. Walter Plpp, first baseman of the New York Yankees, and Walter Ander son, pitcher of the Philadelphia Ath- letics, have enlisted in Uncle Sam's service. Pipp offered his services as an expert draftsman, and Anderson en listed in the naval reserves. Anderson will be shipped to the Great-Lakes Training station. Pipp and Anderson are both Droduets of the Grand Rapids sand lots. Ander- Walter Pipp. son is only twenty years old and last year was his first in the big league and his second in organized baseball. "I have no dependents and I don't see why I shouldn't serve," said Ander son. "I don't like this idea of some nn asking for exemption for me." HULSWITT TO PILOT JOPLIN Former Major Leaguer Signed by John Savage as Manager Will Also Play Third Base.- Rudy Hulswitf, former big leaguer and remembered by American associa tion fans as former Columbus Senator player and manager, is going to man age the Joplin club of the Western league next year. John Savage, secre tary of the Blues, who still owns the Joplin franchise, made the announce ment Hulswitt will play third base for the club. i k Z ' " x - i j7'"""7ri 'T'E!MMMsm''if " 1 " JiJJ " wywywgwif vf&K -Aiij.-.-.--..$p.w.-.w.vv.- mi in ni""f When the Germans make their ruthless air raids over London, the babies and their mothers have to take refuge in all manner of underground shelters. The photograph shows a group of them safe in an old cave that had been dried out and made ready for the emergency. BRITISH SKIPPER IS Though Mortally Wounded, He Refuses to Haul Down the Flag. GOES TO BOTTOM WITH SHIP "I'm Done; Throw Books Overboard," He Says,, and Orders the Crew to Save Themselves Lauded by Prime Minister. London. The .followingT from the Daily Telegraph, is a story of unusual heroism and the winning of a Victoria Cross : "In the speech in which he proposed that the thanks of parliament be ac corded to the nation's heroes, the prime minister spoke in glowing terms of the men of the fishing fleets, and moved the house to cheers as he told of a trawler skipper who, with both legs shot off and most of his crew killed or injured, refused to haul down the flag, gave the order, 'Throw the confidential books overboard, and throw me after them and went down with- his trawler. The . story thrilled the whole country and now, in a special supplement to the London Gazette, comes the sequel. It is announced that a posthumous grant of the, Victoria Gross has been made to Skipper Thomas Crisp, R. N. R., 10,065, D. A. (killed in action), and that the Distinguished Service medal has been awarded to Second Hand Thomas Wil liam Crisp, R. N. R., O. N., 4,332, D. A. "These two men are father and son, and the record of their brave deeds will take a foremost place even among the many wonderful stories of gallantry which this war has produced. Submarine Is Sighted. "On an August afternoon, at about a quarter to three, the trawl was shot from the smack Nelson. The skipper was belpw packing fish ; one hand was on deck cleaning fish for the next morning's breakfast. Coming on deck. Mr. Crisp saw an object on the hori zon, examined it closely and sent for his glasses. Almost directly he sang out. 'Clear for action. Submarine. He had scarcely spoken when a shot fell about a hundred yards away on the port bow. The motorman got to his motor; the deckhand . dropped his fish and went to the ammunition room ; while the other hands, at the skipper's orders, 'Let go your gear,' let go the warp, and put a 'dan' on the end of it. "Meanwhile the gunlayer held his fire, until the skipper said, 'It is no use waiting any longer, we will have to let them have it.' From the distance the submarine sent shell after shell at the smack, and at the fourth shot the shell went through the port bow just below the waterline. "There was no confusion on board, not even when the seventh shell struck the skipper, passed through his side, through the deck and out through the side of the ship. The second hand at once took charge of the tiller and the firing continued. All the time water was pouring into the ship and she was sinking. One man, the gunlayer, went to the skipper to see if he could render first aid, but it was obvious that he was mortally wounded. " 'It's all right, boy, do your best, said the skipper, and then, to the sec ond hand, 'Send a message off.' This OPENS THEATER N7AR : BIG TRAINING CAMP ! Camp Gordon, Ga. To provide more entertainment for the Sam mies in the cantonment here from New York and other sec tions east and north and from some southern states, Jake Wells, manager of the Atlantic Lyric theater, showing Keith's vaudeville, will soon have com pleted a big theater near the camp, and it is stated that the show house will be in operation -within a few weeks. Popular prices will prevail. A HERO IN FIGHT was the message: 'Nelson being at tacked by submarine. Skipper killed. Send assistance at once.' With the ship sinking and only five rounds. of ammunition left, the second hand went to the skipper, who was lying there on the deck, and heard him say, 'Abandon ship. Throw the books oxerboard. Down With His Vessel. "He was asked then if they should lift him into the boat, but his answer was: 'Tom, I'm done; throw me over board.' He was in too bad a condition to be moved, and they left him there on his deck and took to the small boat, and about a quarter of an hour after ward the Nelson went down by the head. "It was drawing into dusk as they left and the crew of the boat pulled all that night. Toward morning the wind freshened and blew them out of their course. They pulled all day, fastening a pair of trousers and a large piece of oilskin to two oars to attract attention. Once a vessel was sighted, and once a group of minesweepers, but they pass ed out of sight. At night the weather THOUGHT BOLLARD French Poilu Is Effusive in His Greeting of American ' General. 'GLAD TO SEE YOU, OLD CHAP' Democratic Behavior of Officers Con tribute to Popularity of American Troops in France One Inci dent Set Forth. American Field Headquarters. Nothing has contributed more toward the popularity enjoyed by American troops in France than the democratic behavior of their officers. I witnessed a delightful sample of this the other day in the city in which Maj. Gen. Rob ert Lee Bullard has his headquarters, j Privileged to accompany the general to a charity performance at the local theater, I was standing with him and two of bis officers in the lobby during the intermission, when a "Poilu" hove into view. The Frenchman, who wore medals for valor and stripes showing he had thrice been wounded, had evidently consumed a goodly quantity of his country's wine. Afterward we learned that it was his first day out of hos pital, and naturally he had celebrated a bit : - "Glad to See You, Old Chap!" "Ah, voila des Americainsi', he ex claimed joyously. "I'm Indeed glad to see you old chap!" he went on. shak ing the general's hand vigorously. "It's the first time Tve met an American, though I heard a lot about you in hos pital. Welcome to France ! When are you coming into the trenches with us?" With that he plunged into a long account of his experiences, delivered in very good English, which he said he had learned during a trip through the United States five years before. General Bullard listened smilinglj and kept right on smiling even when the Poilu clapped him on the back and called him his "side partner" and in vited him to have a drink. "Another time, thank much," said the general. you very The soldier strolled off. In two min utes he was back again, but this time he drew himself up at attention and gave a flourishing salute. All's Well That Ends Well. "Excuse me, sir," he said, "they tell me you're a general. Is that true?" "Yes, that's so," General Bullard re plied, still smiling. "Well, then, sir, all I can say is I beg your pardon. I thought you were a sergeant, sir, the same as I am. I'm not used to your American uniforms." "What do you do at the front, ser geant?" the general asked. "I'm a machine gunner, sir." . became finer. Through the night they pulled, until daybreak, and at half past ten o'clock ii the morning they found a buoy and made fast to it. By afternoon they were sighted and res cued. The second hand, who took charge of the tiller after the skipper had been shot down, was his son." CONQUEST AND KULTUR The Germanization of Ameri ca has gone ahead too far to be interrupted. Whoever talks of the danger of the Americaniza tion of the Germans now here is not well informed or cherishes a false conception of our rela tions. ... In a hundred years the American people will be conquered by the victorious German spirit, so that it will present an enormous German empire. Whoever does not be lieve this lacks confidence In the strength of the German spir it. Letter of a New YjOrk Ger man, Robert Thiem, to the All deutsche Blatter, Sept 20, V302. WAS A 'NON-COM' "And you've been to America?" "Yes, sir." "Would you like to act as Instructor to some of our machine gun men?" The Poilu was overwhelmed. It must be explained that practically every man in the French army wha speaks English has applied for one job or another with the Americans. And here was an American major general whom he had taken for a mere ser geant, inviting him to do what hun dreds of French officers are vainly ask ing for ! "You bet your life I would," the PoHm fairly yelled, again seizing the gea eral's hand. "Come to my office tomorrow, then, and we'll see about it." The Poilu came. FAMOUS RED CROSS DOG Mrs. Leo F. F. Wanner and her famed Red Cross dog "Felix," who has saved the lives of many French wound ed on the battlefront. "Felix" was the center of attraction at the police, army and scout dog show held at the Madison Square Garden, New York. An Autocrat. -.T. ptoud to ear your chains, girlie." "Well, see that those chains keep you from skidding in the direction of any other girl." 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