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TTTE 3TOT?xnrG OREGOXIAX. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1913.
SWIMMERS ENJOYING THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS-DAY BATH IN THE WILLAMETTE AND TWO OP
"Mermaids" Share Honors of
Christmas Day Events in
River Despite Cold.
SPECTATORS CROWD SHORE
ROSS WINS ANNUAL
e 15 fir jil
"Surfboat Hide, TTnexpected Feat by
F. J. Owens, and Exhibition by
Miss Clair Farry Among
Features of Contests.
Norman Ross, Multnomah Club's 220
yard champion, von the fifth annual
Christmas Day 100-yard swim in the
"Willamette yesterday morning when
he swam the distance from the float
.at the west end of the Hawthorne
Bridge to the Kellogg Boathouse
through" water ata temperature of 43
degrees in an even one minute. Last
year's swim was won by John McMur
ray in a little longer than 55 seconds.
The current yesterday was about
two miles an hour and had little effect
on the time.
Other events of the day were the
women's race won by Miss Marie Fel
denhelmer; a "surfless surf" riding
exhibition by Clair Talt and Ted Pre
ble, and an entirely unexpected swim
by F. J. Owens. Champion of Canada.
. It was raining In a manner which
would almost disgrace Oregon, yet the
Hawthorne Bridge and the surrounding
docks were loaded with Christmas Day
celebrators. The floats along the river
had to be cleared by Harbormaster
Speier to keep them from going under,
"Mermalda" Race First.
The first race of the day was the
women's 60-yard. It began a few mln
utes before 11 o'clock.
It was the first time that women
had any share in the Christmas Day
water-meet. Three "mermaids" took
to the water. They were Mrs. Con
stance Myers, who was second; Miss
i Rlla Bauman. third. -and Miss Marie
Miss Feldenheimer's time was re
markable for the cold water. She
swam the SO yards in 39 2-5 seconds.
which, compared with the time of the
100-yard swimmers, shows her to have
set a fast pace despite the current.
The start was made without a bit of
shrieking. The only expression was
rom Miss Clair Farry. the 16-year-old
swimmer, who was on the float with
the others, bnt failed to start.
Miss Feldenheimer made a good start
and kept her lead through the entire
instance. It was not much of a margin
and all three ended so close they could
have touched each other.
Mlaa Farry Plays In Mater.
Miss Farry -was not afraid of the
water, but did not care to swim. When
the others landed she jumped In. and
not only swam the distance, but played
around In the water for five minutes,
trying to swim back against the cur
rent The next thing on Instructor Jack
Cody'm programme was the surfboard
ride by Ted Preble and Clair Talt.
Doing pyramid stunts and the
"drunken ride" which' made Pendleton
famous, these two and their shingle
made the rouch riders of the round-up
look like amateurs.
Something went wrong at the start
and the ride throutrh the cold air made
thera curtail the length of their per
formance. They had been In a habit of
laying the board on the end of a float
and then speeding the launch up and
having it jerk the surfboard off the
' float and on to the water. Yesterday
the launch slowed up and both went
Into the river. When they got "their
feet and the boat picked up the neces
sary speed, the cold air on the wet
suits almost froxe them.
At that, they kept on going, and did
their various stands up and down the
river between the Hawthorne and
It had the work of the Hawaiians
outclassid in several respects, for the
rpeeding shingle was the hardest thing
on earth to keep hold of. as it bounced
on each wave and left the water com
pletely more than once during the ven
lOOWard Swiss Next. -
The 100-yard men's swim was next.
Seven starters took part and they fin
ished in the following order: Norman
Rosa. Multnomah Club: Erroll Byrnes.
Portland Swimming Association; John
MrMurray. Multnomah Club, last year's
. winner: Colllster Wheeler. 500-yard
champion. Multnomah Club: Ernest
Crueger. Spokane Club; E. W. Wor
sham. Multnomah Club, and James Ful
ton. Culver Military Academy.
Ross' victory was expected by a few
who have seen him working lately, but
to the majority it was a surprise. Ross
is a star at (he 220-yard race, and
,-ilthoucrh it was known that Jie also
-ould swim'the shorter distance in fast
time, his winning was not a certainty.
Another surprise was Erroll Byrnes
finishing second. Byrnes Is one of
Ilmmle Mlstrofs pnpils and seems to
be making good. He has done nothing
remarkablo Indoors, but his race yes
terday gives him a good standing
among the open-water swimmers.
Mcliurray was not exactly in form,
at teast not in the shape which won
the race for him last year. Wheeler
made an extremely good sprint race.
In view of the fact that he is essenti
ally a long-distance swimmer, his win
ning fourth gives him standing-room
In the calcium glare.
Crueger, of Spokane, 'was handi
capped by the Jact that he bad never
had the opportunity of swimming- In
the Wlllsmette In Winter, and fifth
oo?s not look bad for him. Worshum
v-us an unexpected entry and merely
went In for an attempt to finish the
distance Fulton finished the distance,
vblch speaks for him In that he has
been swimming In the warm tank the
entire Winter and was handicapped in
Startliaa" Eveata I'aexpeeted.
That was to have ended the pro
gramme, but Just at this juncture
came two of the most startling events
of tho day. One was the rescue of
Frank E. Watkins from a wooden Isl
and in the middle of the river: the
other was Owens' swim of the Wil
lamette. Owens had been in the background
and. without saying a word to anyone,
he dashed to the edge and Jumped in.
With head down, he beaded straight
for the other shore and seemed in a
good way to make it. About half way
over he turned around and came back.
He was not an entry, but was attracted
by the newspaper notices and decided
to enter unannounced. When he came
to the west shore again he had to be
pulled out. and was selxed with cramps.
This episode brought about the ma
rooning of Frank Watkins. When the
-rowd was congratulating the winners
the course-boats could not get away,
and Owens' unexpected plunge into the
river drew them In that direction.
Watkins, on the starter's barge, was
entirely forgotten, and the booming of
the cannon a few moments later
brought attention to Watkins on the
topmost pinnacle of a pile' of ashes
wavins hi handkerchief la wildest
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Top Start of the Men's lOO-Vard Han,
lna tractor Cody of the Multnomah
Clnb In the Row-boat.
Kom, Mnltoomah Club, Wlaner of the
Rir. In His Ann la the A. G.
Spalding Trophy, Which He Retains
Oae Year aad Remains the Possessor
of If He Wins It Three Times. 3
Krroll Byrnes. Portland Swimming
Association Entrant, W inner of Sec
A boat put off
brought him In.
The officials of the contests were:
Frank E. Watkins. starter; T. Morris
Dunne, timekeeper: Edgar Frank and
Frank Harmar. Judges, and Instructor
Cody, superintendent of the course.
WATKINS BEATS ARLETA
WEST SIDE BOYS EICEfc IS TEAM
WORK, WISJriXG 7 TO 0.
Hyherg, at Centrr, for Winners, Star of
Entertainment, Being Principal
Performer in Many Plays.
As a curtain-raiser to the Multnomah
Club-St. James fray, tho Frank E. Wat
kins football team downed the Arlota
eleven 7 to 0 on Multnomah Field yes
terday. Both teams battled hard
throughout the contest and the only
score of the day came In the third quar
ter as the result of an eight-yard run
by Quarterback Mascot.
Raleigh Jones Kicked a Pretty Coal.
Tho winners had more opportunities
to score than Arleta due to good team
work but had the losers been trained
a little finer the game might have re
sulted differently. The Watkins team
clearly showed its superiority over the
East Side and time after time yardage
was made with ease.
The longest ran of the day was made
by Trenny Jones, playing half for the
West Siders, when he negotiated 28
yards before being downed. His team
mate. Mascot, registered one run of 25
yards and several ranging from five to
Tho defensive playing of Hyberg at
center for the winners was a revelation
and not once did a play go through
him auccessf ullv for the opposition. He
was iu every play started by either side
and at recovering fumbles and blocking
ounts he was at his best. Len Powers
appeared in the limeligvtt several times,
once for a sensational tackle and an
other time when a fistic encounter took
place. Little damage was done to either
For the losers the Teed brothers.
Watkins and Baum. were the big main
stays, while Lebo and Sweetland came
in for a share of the honora Eddie
Humphreys, of the Multnomah Club,
nfftclnted as referee.
Following was the lineup or tne two
Aflete. Position. Watkins.
Pradbury . . C Hybers
rBtl ..R G L.... Robinson
tVorrmsn " l I. rowrr.
Swland R E I- Heulat
Ifbo Ii O R Frtach
Poane L. T R Mitchell
Gcorcr Teed. L, K R Baylera
w. watkins R H 1. R. Jones
Raitnt i- ii it. ........ i.
J. Ted V....jr Deroyanira
Scores Mascoi. one ioucdud,iii nnwii"
Jones, one goal kick.
Time or quarters i, i".
MACK DEFEATS SAX IX FOOXTII
Butte Boy Substitute for McMillan
in Figrlit at North Bend.
NORTH BEND. Or Dec. 15. (Spe
cial.) Willie Mack, of Butte. Mont.,
who substituted for Harry McMillan in
n-hniiili!d 10-round bout witn rea
Kx because McMillan was overweight.
made shoTt shrift of Sax ana gatnen a
decision in the fourth round when Sax's
seconds threw a towel into tne nog
here Inst nlsrht.
Macic had Hax on tne ropes in me
first three rounds and his opponent
seemed all but out. Sax was going Bet
ter In the fourth round wnen nis sec
onds siave up.
The bout was preceded Dy two nu-
tune- nrelimtnarles of. lour - and six
rounds between Burke and Hildebrand,
and Mason and Brown, the first being
declared a draw, the latter being won
The Tannlgans" basketball team de
sires games with any 13-pound quin
tet in oiVout of Portland. or games
call Sellwood 157s or write -Manager
C. Meuers, 35 Milwaukie street.
Paul Adams. Washington High ex-
track star and winner of the 440-yard
dash in the ' annual lnterscholastic
track meet, came up from Stanford
fnlvcrsity last Tuesday and will re
main with his parents through the
Another famous athlete. Dick Grant,
holder of the state records for the 100
and 220-yard dashes, is a Portland vis
itor for a few days. , Grant will leave
after the first of the year to resume
his studies in Stanford Vniversity.
Grant is the only Portland freshman
who Is a regular first-team man on
any athletic team.
A practice soccer game between Jef
ferson High and the Lincoln High
probably will be played some time in
the near future, as neither team has a
league game before the first week in
a a a
With the withdrawal et the Barrett
Club from the Oregon Soccer League
but four teams remain to complete the
schedule. The original schedule wlil
be played with the following teams as
contestants: Beavers. Mount Scott.
Corinthians and Thistles, ,
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Visitors, Playing Under Heavy
Weight Handicap, Put Up
SLIM CROWD SEES GAME
Two Touchdowns Made by Francis.
Vancouver Players TTse Forward
Pass Twice for Gains Bad
Xerves1 Give One Score.
Santa presented a 13-to-0 victory to
Multnomah Club yesterday over the
St. James football team of Vancouver,
Wash., on Multnomah Field. The pres
entation took place before a crowd
of about 60 newsboys and four or five
times as many spectators.
St., James played a wonderful game
and held the Multnomah to less yard
age on downs than any other team this
Play through most of the game was
in the middle of the field, St. james
allowing the club men to make gains
on one or two downs, then holding in
time to prevent the linesman from
moving the sticks.
Multnomah's two touchdowns were
made by Francis. The first score
came five minutes after the start of
the first auarter. and the second
touchdown about five minutes before
the end of the game.
Visitors rvoos at Start.
The first was the result of a rush
down the field, in which Convill,
Strleblg and Francis figured promi
nently. St. James made one stanu.
but nervousness weakened the visit
ing team, and before it could rally
Francis was over the line for the first
score. St. James then held like a
stone wall, and after the next klckoff
Multnomah was as good as St James
but no better. .
Through two quarters the teams bat
tled without- a score.' Multnomah
worked hard and finally got into
dangerous territory, but St. James
held and the half ended with the score
to 0. Striebig failed to kick goal
following the touchdown.
Multnomah's gains ' did not net a
touchdown because St. James worked
several beautiful forward passes, the
only real flashes of brilliancy in the
In the first quarter the Vancouver
players worked one pass for a gain of
25 yards. Quarterback Altdoerffer and
End Donaldson did the trick and It
was one that would have done credit
to the finest trimmed college eleven.
BoTleako and Wood Gain.
In the second quarter Borleske and
Wood played one toss for a gain of
IS yards. This also was a beautiful
play. Borleske followed this up with
an end run for a good gain.
In the third quarter Multnomah had
Keck in the backfiqld. and that helped
a little. The ball was In St. James'
territory much of the . time,, and the
Mill Tim RIM I
winged M men threatened twice. The
first time a 15-yard penalty for hold
ing, the only one of the game, kept
the winged M team from scoring. The
next time St. James again showed Its
strength and kept the Portland team
from another score.
. Multnomah tried a placeklck, Strie
big doing the booting, but the ball fell
to the side. The range was too long,
as Striebig tried to raise the ball over
from near the middle of the field.
St. James Plays Under Handicap.
Multnomah tried one forward pass
but it was a failure. St. James played
a remarkable defensive game against
a weight handicap averaging 10 pounds
to the man, but lacked the offensive
Multnomah's new formation, with
Rupert at quarter1, lacked something
or else the St. James club was. too
strong. In any event the winged M
team will need some bolstering to
make a creditable stand against the
University of Idaho in the New Year's
day game on Multnomah Field.
The St. James team had some good
linemen. Donaldson, left end, was In
half the plays. He was responsible for
breaking up many of Multnomah's
plays. Altdoerffer, quarterback; Bor
leske, half, and Bomholt, on the line,
also did good work for St. James.
Francis and McRae played a good
game for the local club These two
ex-Willamette players seem to fit to
gether well. Striebig and Convill also
did good work in the backfield.
Rupert Succeeds at Quarter
Rupert as quarter was successful.
His trial back of the line secured him
that place in the New Year's game.
The lineup follows:
R. Hunter .
Padzersky , .
McDonald . .
A. Wei I man
Olanelll . .
..OR . Rupert
j.R HL Btrlebl
Tin. r nxorters 11-12-12-12.
Substitutions Striebig for Smith. Keck
for Striebig. Lackoff for Clark. Liapple for
Officials riudlev Clarke, referee: tdemen
ant Hunter, umpire, and Dr. E. J. Stewart.
COQTJIIiLE AXD MARSHFIELD TIE
Independents Play With 10 Men Un
til Last Quarter of Game.
NORTH BEND, Or, Dec. 25. (Spe
cial.! The Cooullle High School foot
ball team today played the Marshfleld
Independents to a standstill. Neither
Marshfleld played with 10 men until
the last quarter. The features of, the
game were the excellent Interference
and team play of the Coqullle boys.
Soccer Games Played In Snow.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 25. Playing In a
snow storm and on grounds covered
several Inches deep under a white blan
ket, the Professionals, of Toronto, Can
ada, defeated the Columbus Club, of St,
Louis, in a soccer game here today by
a score of 3 tq 2. Despite the incle
ment weather a large crowd watched
the game. The True Blues, of Pater
son, N. J., accepted defeat to the tune
of 1 to 5 from the Ben Miller soccer
team, of St. Louis, in the first of a
three-game series here today.
Tafcs to Flax at EUensbnrg.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash, Dec 25.
(Special.) Seven business men of
North Yakima will go to Ellensburg
December 80 to meet seven business
men of Ellensburg in games of basket
ball and volley ball. Both teams will
be chosen from the business men's
classes at the Y. M. C. A. In the two
cities. The challenge originally sent
from North Yakima Included hand
ball and Indoor baseball, but was ac
cepted by the athletla merchants for
only two events. A return date is ex
Beat the yolks of six eggs and half a pound of sugar together-
until it is a froth. Add hajf a pint of
Then add the whites of the egg beaten to a stiff froth. Next add three pints of whipped
cream. Then invite in your friends for a great treat. The rich, distinctive flavor and
perfect purity of Good Old Guckenheimer gives the egg-nog a delightful charm.
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A. Guckenheimer & Bros. Co., Pittsburg. Since 1857
Rothchild Bros., Distributors, Portland, Or.
California Fans Back Leach to
MONEY OFFERED 10 TO 7
Vancouver Boy Training Hard for
Jfew Year's Fight and Is Confi
dent of Victory Dalton Is
In Ghetto Boxer's Camp.
LOS ANGELES. Dec. 25. (Special.)
That Leach Cross is expected to repeat
his Fourth of July performance when
he meets Bud Anderson here New
Year's day Is evidenced by the amount
of money being offered at 10 to 7.-with
Leach the favorite.
One sporting writer went to Cross
training quarters to see the Ghetto boy
work out todav with his new sparring
partner, Charlie Dalton, and was much
Impressed with his work. Dalton Is
clever and strong and Is considered an
Ideal man to train with for a strong
opponent of the Anderson type.
Cross Is gaining quite a repuiawon as
wit from his running fire of "kid
ding" during his boxing.
Bud is working hard for the bout. He
appears to be in splendid condition, and
l boxlnc auite as wen as u a'u wu
trainlna- for the Barrieau fight. The
Vancouver boy says he is right, and Is
confident of victory.
Centralia to Play in Taconra.
CENTRA LI A, Wash., Dec. 25. (Spe
cial.! The Centralia High School bai
ketball team will open its season Sat
urday night with a game witn tne i
M. C, A. team in Tacoma. Some excel
Uni material was developed in the in-
tprrln. series lust closed here, and
Coach Drake Is confident that the lo
cal team will make a good showing m
the opening game. The boys who will
make the trln are Grimm. Cady. Littell,
Hodge. Watson, HuntUigton. Moffat,
Brown, Chambers and Manlsh.
Ring puts lid on tango
Bavarian Ruler Asks Officers to
Forego Latest Dance.
REEUX. Dec 24. Following the ex
ample of the Kaiser, the King of Ba
varia has banned the tango. A secret
Cabinet order has been circulated
among the Bavarian army officers in
forming them that his Majesty will
look on it with disfavor if, during the
Christmas festivities, they take part in
entertainments at which the tango is
danced. The order states:
"The King regards participation in
such a dance absurd and unworthy of
an officer. Officers must always re
member the dignity of their positions
even when enjoying themselves In com
WOMAN FARMER, 111, DIES
Mother of 1 2 Directs Employes Until
BINGHAMTON. N. Y Dec 24-Mrs.
Hannah Murphy is dead at her home in
the town of Vestal, at the age of 111
years She was born in County Clare,
Ireland, In isoz, as annan t. ami
came to iew ions in io-v. ona mar
ried Dennis Murphy in 1835, and in
1S42 they moved to a farm in tne town
of Vestal, where she had resided since.
Twelve children were born to her,
all of them living to reach maturity,
but all preceded her in death. Her hus
band died about 30 years ago, and
since then Mrs. Murphy had directed
all of the farm work, although for the.
last ten years she had been an invalid
because of cancer of the stomach,
which finally caused her death.
During the years . which she had
been - confined to the bouse she held
morning interviews with her help, giv
ing instructions for the day's work,
and each night has received reports of
the work done during the day. She
leaves a comfortable fortune, . which
goes to her grandchildren.
WOMAN FIRES BOILERS
Fireman-Husband Stricken, AVife
Takes Shovel and Falls To.
. TRENTON, N. J.", Dec. 23. Daniel
Bunn, a fireman employed at the plant
of the Woven Steei Hose & Rubber
Company, In this town, found it neces
sary last night to teach his wife to do
his work as a fireman. Although he
was in great pain, lying on a hard
board close to the boilers, he directed
her how to shovel the coal and attend
to the gauges.
In this way the fire was kept up In
the boilers all night. Had Mrs. Bunn
not been equal to the emergency it
would have- been imperative that the
fires be drawn, which would mean the
loss of a work day by the employe?.
Bunn was seized with an attack of
appendicitis while at work. He tried
to get a man to relieve him, and whnn
he failed he decided to call upon his
wife. She was equal to the task, and
when she was not shoveling coal into
the furnace, she sat by the side of her
Welcome the NewYear with a bottle
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prostrate husband and nursed him all
during the night.
PROFANITY DEFENDER SAD
1111 Criticisms Cause Pittsburg
Professor to Recant. '
PITTSBURG, Dec 24. Last Spring
Professor S. C. Long, of the Carnegie
Institute of Technology, wrote in "The
Tartan," the sdhool Journal, a bit of
irony appearing to convey that he was
in favor of profanity, but only in qual
ity, not in quantity, and that well
chosen swear words were capable of
expressing art and discrimination. He
cited that George Washington was
quite proficient in this respect.
To date he has received 1111 criti
cisms, in the form of clippings, news
and editorials. He declared today that
he never meant that little essay, and
that it contained pleasantry In the form
of irony, pure and simple, and that be
had never seriously advocated profan
ity in any form.
WOMAN SUES FOR $20,000-
Detroit Widow Says Brewer and Poli
tician. Broke Promise to Wed.
DETROIT, Mich., Dec. 22. John Zyn
da, 60 years old, brewer and well
known politician, is being sued for
320,000 for breach of promise by Mrs.
Valeria Gizynski, a 37-year-old widow.
. She says she believed the promise,
she alleges he made, until she discov
ered he had married a woman in Ger
many about a year ago.
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