NOTES & NOTIONS
June 1, 1918. The Liverpool Football Echo
It was good news to hear that “Zammy” Wolstenholmes, of Wolstenholmes, Booth, and Abbott” fame had been released from captivity at Rubleban, and was now breathing the pure air of liberty with Bloomer in Holland. Wolstenholmes was capped against Scotland in 1904 and though the big game was played at Celtic Park England brought off a fine victory. In 1906 he was specially honoured v. Wales the international being played at Anfield, he also figured against Ireland’s chosen the same season.
It is said that Jack Sharp’s exemption has been extended to September 30. To quote a well-known advertisement –There is a reason.
Liverpool Echo - Thursday 06 June 1918
A Right To Noo
Bobbie Parker, Everton's centre-forward, who was wounded some months ago, sends me a field card under date May 18. He's is "quite well."
THE BLUES’ £.S.D
June 13, 1918. The Evening Express
A little bird whispers that the Everton Football Club’s balance sheet will be “a good one.” The club had to pay out a large sum in law costs over the Anderson case, and there is a big list of charitable donations; but withstanding these items on the adverse side, I have reason to believe the shareholders will be very well satisfied with the state of affairs. The report and balance sheet is expected to be in the printer’s hands in a few days.
BASEBALL AT GOODISON
June 14, 1918. The Evening Express
Yet another reminder for 3-30 tomorrows at Goodison Park, when you will probably see the best, baseball match of your life between the Canadians and the team which played here last Saturday week. If you were not present then you will find out who they are on the ground. The “cause” is a good one and I hope you will show your appreciation by attending in your thousands.
AT GOODISON PARK
June 14, 1918. The Liverpool Echo
Without doubt there were circumstances connected with last week’s baseball match that made it impossible for strong sides to show their worth to New Brighton visitors. Tomorrow the teams have a better changed. The game is U.S. v. Flying Corps and the start of the game has been “Anguished to 3 clock a much better hour for us than 2.30. The Everton Football Club have lent their ground for this needle match and as a charity fund benefit by the gate receipts I hope a large crowd will attend. Mr. W.R. Clayton has been in touch with the American officials who declare that tomorrows game will produced the finest teams in Britain and will provide the best possible game.
BASEBALL AT GOODISON
June 17, 1918. The Evening Express
It was arranged that the opposing sides at Goodison Park on Saturday should be the Army versus the Airmen, but at the last moment the latter could not play so the Navy substituted them. As the game progressed the play became very exciting and the spectators were enjoying good fun from the funny remarks passed between the opposing sides, the pitcher in particular providing “sport.” The Army eventually rose to the occasion, and with additional runs made by Ernest, Ribble, Moyne, Benton and Muschlets, they emerged victorious on the 9th innings by six runs to two, the other run by the Navy being gained by Calby, the game was very fast and furious and all present thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon’s sport. The teams lined up as follows;-
Navy; Taylor; Calby, (catcher) Coward, Gurney, Eckhard; Chandler, Gavess, Brown, Burke.
Army; Muschlet (Pithcer), Ribble, (catcher) Canuto, Benton, Kelly, Gilner, Moyne, Duecy, Grace.
June 19, 1918. The Evening Express
I hear that the Everton balance-sheet shows £542 to the good. Law costs in the Anderson case came to £300. The directors recommend that a dividend be paid. The annual meeting is fixed for July 1st.
EVERTON F.C. MADE FIVE HUNDRED POUNGS PROFIT
June 19, 1918. The Liverpool Echo
We are told that the annual meeting of the Everton club will be held on Monday, July 1, and that though the statement of accounts has not yet been issued it is anticipated there will be a profit of £542. The Anderson case cost them £300 –Law costs. A dividend will be recommended.
Private Jack Cowburn, who played full back for Heywood United and other clubs is a prisoner of war.
June 22, 1918. The Evening Express
Balance To The Good Of £517
Anderson Case Law Costs
The Everton Football Club’s report and balance sheet for the 1917-18 season was issued this morning. On the income side the sum of £6,94414s 9d was taken at the gates. On the expenditure side the Anderson case law costs absorbed £275 8s 9d, entertainment tax £1,592 3s 5d, league and other subscriptions £658 10s 11d, gate expenses, checkers etc, £358 18 7d, rates taxes etc, £1,041 11s. There is a balance to profit and loss account of £517 16s 3d. The directors recommend a dividend of 5 per cent on called up capital. The annual general meeting will be held in the Common Hall, Hackins Hey, on Monday, July 1st at 8 p.m. The retiring directors are Messrs W.R. Clayton, A. Coffey and J.G. Davies, and no other nominations having been received these gentlemen will be declared re-elected.
EVERTON “WANDERER” LANDED IN LIVERPOOL
June 28, 1918. The Liverpool Echo
Bee’s Sports Notes
There came into Liverpool the other day a former Everton forward. He had been landed from France, and great was his joy when he found “Blighy” to him was to be Merseyside –Belmont-road Hospital houses him still and he is “quite at home.” I refer to Wattie White, the onetime Bolton Wanderers who with Bob Clifford, was transferred from Bolton after a series of stern games between Everton and the Wanderers. White afterwards went to Fulham and there helped to knock Liverpool out of the cup in its earliest round. He fell back a pace, for Phil Kelso’s team, becoming a very serviceable half-back, for the London side. When White found himself in a Liverpool street he asked the motor driver to pull up for a moment” at a certain well-known resort of football players and enthusiasts so that he might “give his pals a pleasant surprise.”