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12 THE MORyiXG OREGQyiA. WEDNESDAY, 3IARCII 31, 1915. '
HURL OPENER HERE
Bia Pitcher's Victory Over
-i - - -
Los Angeles Assures Him
of Portland Honors.
RECORD IS REMARKABLE
Win Yesterday Gives Righthander
Mark of 72 Victories and 48
Defeats as Member of Bea
itr Baseball Club.
.- THE FAN'S ISCH GA BIBBLE.
- "WHATS that? Wby sure, of
course, I'M hep
It's March going out with a lot
of pep. ,
And rain and drizzle and pud
dles and slush
i And the ground outside Is Just
And I've got a cold and by nose
" And I'm wearing an ulster and
But piffle, them things"!! soon
. There's a baseball score In the
yj2 sheet today.
. : BY ROSCOE FAWCBTT.
Portland's victory over Los Angeles
yesterday with big Irve Higginbotham
in the points means that Hig will open
the season against Venice when the
Beavers come home April 13-
Walter McCredie made Hig this
promise last Spring and he came ' cross
with a 4-2 victory over Jack Killllay
of the Oaks after opening at Sacra
mento with a victory over Klawltter.
Higginbotham seems to be the Desi
opening fllnger In the business. Every
time Mack has started him Hig has de
livered. His 3-1 win yesterday was all
the more surprising because Hig hadn t
been looking good in the Spring traln-
'"AsuTuai the big right bander's war
club counted nearly as strongly as his
wonderful pitching arm yesterday. It
was his hit that scored tne first two
Portland runs in the fifth inning and
these were enough to win.
In his three years with Portland
Higginbotham has amassed a remark
able record. In 1912, when the Beavers
finished in the second division, Higgin
botham was bought from Toledo by
Walter McCredie in mid-season and he
won 19 games and lost 12. In 1913 Hig
won 21 and lost 14 and last year one
of the best in his career, he piled up
SI victories and only 20 defeats. Count-in-
yesterday's win Higginbotham has
been returned victorious in 72 games
for the -Mackmen and has lost 46, giv
ing him the wonderful aggregate aver
age of 610 par cent. This is a record
that Higginbotham and his boosters
may well look back on with pride.
Irve was born at Sioux City, la., April
"6 J 882, so will be 33 years old next
month. Despite his antiquity, however,
he ought to be good for several more
rears of topnotch ball. He possesses a
wonderful physique and takes excellent
care of himself.
His mav have his faults like the rest
of us," said Walter McCredie not long
ago, "but there's one thing sure, he
knows how to take care of himself. I
never have any trouble with him on
that score. Whenever it is Hig's turn
to pitch he goes to bed at 7 o'clock the
night before and wakes up with a clear
head and a good night's rest behind
For weeks Salt Lake newspapers have
h.n mnninr tabulations and columns
of weather bureau observations show
ing that it seldom rains at this season
of the year. But when the gods got
around to it they sent in the snow ma
chine and the result was no opening
It is big chance gambling scheduling
games either in Salt Lake or Portland
before about April 20.
George Capron, the former Minnesota
drop-kicking expert, was a Portland
visitor yesterday en route to Medford
and Klamath on a big realty operation.
George is located in business in Min
neapolis but is still much interested in
baseball and football. During his short
shrift in baseball George played with
the Seattle champions of 1909 and
knocked 18 home runs.
later he played a few games with
Oakland in the Coast League and quit
t ocnter a business career. Now George
is so affluent that he figures on own
ing some baseball franchise within a
few years. He has two automobiles
and a chauffeur and carrier around
about 22S pounds of meat.
Last Thanksgiving Day he played
football with a team of all-stars in
Minneapolis against the Marines, an
other all-star aggregation, and they
drew 18.000 people and won 14-13, he
says. George declares his team could
have walloped the Multnomah Club
eleven. The Multnomah club last fall
averaged about 208 pounds, but his
bunch tipped the beam at the astonish
ins: average of 218 pounds.
Mere are George's figures:
Robinson. Vale, 278 pounds, tackle;
Bergen. Minnesota. 266 pounds, tackle;
Capron. Minnesota. 228 pounds, guard;
Heffvlfinger, Yale, 260 pounds, guard;
Morrell, Minnesota. 277 pounds, center;
Shaughnessy, Minnesota, 195 pounds,
end; Nichols. Cornell, 165 pounds, end;
Kosenwald. Minnesota, 205 pounds, half
- back; Ralph Capron. Minnesota. 170
pounds .half back; Jack Marks. Dart
mouth. 205 pounds, fullback: McGovern,
Minnesota. 160 pounds, quarter.
rEXDLETOX FIVE CLAIM TITLE
Cove Basketball Team Said to HaTC
I.os-t to Quint Beaten by Pendleton.
PENDLETON". Or.. March 30. (Spe
cial.) The local high school basket
ball team has taken exception to the
statement that the Cove High School
quintet Is the champion of Eastern
Oregon for the season Just closed. The
Pendleton aggregation claims the 1915
championship through its defeat of
Union High School. The Union High
representatives downed the Cove team.
But one game was lost by the Pendle
ton High and that to the La Grande
squad. Later on in the season the
locals trimmed La Grande decisively,
and several other squads that fell prey
to the home guards defeated the La
SEASON" LATER ACROSS RIVER
Trout Fishing in Clarke County Xot
Open Tntil May 1.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. March 30.
(Special.) The trout season will open
this year May 1. but next year will be
April 1, under a new law. Under the
present law the bass season does not
open until July 15. Under the new
law, which becomes effective earlier,
the bass season will hereafter, includ
ing this year, open June 10.
Game wardens are now forbidden to
hunt while on duty.
Overlook Juniors Win Game.
Brooklyn toot a drubbing at the
bands of the Ovartsoic Juniors, Sunday
1J-17. For games with Overlook call
VICTOR AND VANQUISHED IN OPENING PITCHING DUEL OF
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE SEASON AT LOS ANGELES. -
J ft J yxX
"If oy V V ": I
BEAVERS WIH FIRST,
Higginbotham Pitches Port
land to 3-1 Victory.
WEATHER IDEAL FOR BALL
McCredie's Hurler Gets In Trouble
at Outset, but He Works Out,
and, Save for One Home Rnn,
19 Xot Threatened Again.
Continued From First Page.)
down, shut up." came from thousands
of throats, and the poor cuss wilted.
Then Billy Phyle. the official whose
main duty is to see how much abuse he
can stand from the bleachers without
committing murder, strode majestically
to the plate, megaphone in hand, and
.11ed: "Batteries fer terday's game.
fer Portland, Higginbotham and Fisher;
fer Loss Angels. Perritt and Boles, and
shout went up that was heara aown
Officials Take Hand.
To make it a little more official.
Mayor Bose limped out to the box,
itonned on the new ball rolled out to
him, i.nd with one mighty effort threw
the hcrsehide about 30 feet over tsoDDy
t.i I i. An A I J -i . 1 ru annther ball he
did belter, but Chief Sebastian never
got hia hands on it at that, and these
two difcViitaries then repaired to their
box, and the real thing was on.
Perritt's first offering of the year
was a bail. His second cut the plate,
and on the third Davis hit to Terry
and was easily thrown out at first.
Terry also threw out both Speas and
Derrick, and got a wild cheer. Wolters,
first man up for the Angels, fouled
Hlg's first ball, and then dumped the
second in front of the plate and beat
it out for the first hit of the year.
Metzger followed with the same kind
of a hit, and runs were looming up.
McCredie sent Krause out to warm up,
but Hig settled and the next three
Hig Sr Again la Trouble.
Never again was the Beaver hurler
In trouble, and but for Maggert's home
run swat in the sixth against center
field fence, he would have scored a
Portland was unable to do much with
Perritt until the fifth, when Stumpf and
Lober singled, took another base on
Murphy's out, and then Higginbotham
won his own game with a single to
center, scoring both men. Speas walked
in the sixth and scored on Doane's
double to right, which ended Per
ritt's stay in the box. Ryan went In
and shut the Beavers out witnout a
Stumpf made Portland's first hit of
the year In the second, and also had
DESIGN BY TIGE REYNOLDS
CHOSEX FOR OFFICIAL BUT-
BALI, BOOSTERS' CLIB.
At a regular noon luncheon of
the Portland Baseball Boosters
Saturday at the Hazelwood. a
design drawn by "Tige" Reynolds,
cartoonist of The Oregonian.
was chosen to adorn the offi
cial button of the local boosting
contingent. Mr. Reynolds' de
sign is in the form of a shield,
with a beaver nestled up In front
in ball toggery.
The words "Portland, IS IB."
and "20.000 or Bust" are printed
on the design,
Kama clever designs wera sub
mitted by public-spirited artists
of the city notably, Milton
Werschkul, of The Oregonian: B,
Butterworth, T05 Couch building;
J, Cressley, 1058 Vaughn street;
V, Walsh, of A. Guthrie &.
Co., and others.
the honor of scoring their first run in
Beavers Field Perfectly.
The Beavers fielded perfectly, while
two bobbles were charged against the
Angels, neither of which, however,
figured in the run-getting. Each team
made eight hits, the Angels having a
shade the better of It on total bases, be
cause of Maggert's homer. During the
entire game not' one roar went up
from the players, and the umps had
an easy day of it.' Portland won be
cause they played the better ball, hit
better when hits counted, and were
faster on bases. Dillon tried hard to
start a rally with pinch hitters in
the ninth, but there was nothing doing-
iThe first box score:
Portland Los Angeles
J? H O A E! B H O A E!
4 o 1 4 OtWolter.r. . 4 2 2 00
0 0Mctzger,3. 3 1 U 111
1 Ottilia, l. . . 3 a i u 'j
Speas, m .
4 115 lOlAbsteln.l ..4 0 14 0 0
Stumpf.2.. 3 2 1
Lober.l.. 4 18 OOlTerrv.s. .
Murpby.s. 2 0 1 3 0 Boles,c. .
Higgb'm.p 3 2 O 0Perrltt,p.
0 0:Muircert.m 4 13 0 1
4 O McMullin.a 3 0 4 3 1
1 1 i o.
3 2 2 4 0
10 0 3 0
1 0 0 0 0
1 0 0 00
1 0 O 0 0
Total . 31 8 27 3 7 o Totals.. 31 8 27 38 2
x Batted for McMullin in ninth; xx batted
for Terry in ninth.
Portland 0 0 00 2 1 00 0 3
Hits 01113200 06
Los Angeles O000010O 0 1
Hits 22101101 0 8
Runs. Speas. Stumpr, Lober, Maseert.
Home run, Magert. Two base hit. roan.
Sacrifice hits, Kills. Metzger. Murphy. Per
ritt. Struck out by Higsinbothara, 4: Ryan,
1. Base on baMs, off Perritt 2, Runs re
sponsible for. Perritt. 8: Higginbotham 1.
Eight hits. 3 runs, 21 at bat. off Perritt In
5 2-S innings. Charge defeat to Perritt.
Double play. McMullin to Abstein. Time
1:42. Umpires, Phyle and Toman.
SALT LAKE FIELD IX SHAPE
Sun, Wind and Burning Oil Com
bine to Dry Playing Ground.
SALT LAKE, Utah, March 30. (Spe
cial.) Today was a grand day, the sun
was warm and there was a cunning
little zephyr to help melt the snow.
The field at Majestic Park rounded into
form tonight and some 200 gallons of
gasoline are burning in the outfield,
giving prospects that the garden will
be fine and dry by tomorrow. The grass
infield was fit to play on this after
noon. All the big doings In parades and ex
ercises which were scheduled for to
day will be held tomorrow. Both the
clubs had a little workout on a vacant.
lot this afternoon. All the players are
in grand shape. Tomorrow's gams will
begin at 3 o'clock.
Here is how the teams will line up:
Venice Carlisle or Kane, left field;
Wilhoit, right field; Berger, shortstop;
Bayless, center field; Gleichman, first
base: Hetling. third base; Burtell, sec
ond base; Mitz or Spencer, catcher;
Hitt or West, pitcher.
Salt Lake Shinn. right field; Orr,
shortstop; Zacher, center field; Ryan,
left field; Tennant, first base; Gedeon,
second base: Barbour or Hallinan.
third base: Hannah, catcher; C. Wil
liams or J. Williams, pitcher.
Hogan said tonight in all proba
bility West will pitch. Blankenship
has practically decided to use C. Wil
liams. The high altitude has apparently not
bothered any of the players.
SEAIS' FAVS DISAPPOINTED
For First Time In Many Tears Rain
Forces Postponement of Opener.
civ TTT3 & VPTfiffl fftrfh 30. (Sne-
cial.) San Francisco's promised glori
fication to welcome its new v i.e. ,
. ,anatrnw and tha nf.W Seals fell
by the wayside early in the morning.
when IT. was more man eiucni
tlon Park wouldn't be fit for the ath
letes to pull their stunts on the diamond.
As for the opening game, that s to
take place whenever the weather per
mits. Tomorrow. If possible, although
termined to keep going, conditions will
nave to oe iavoraoie nmwu, iu uij w
the diamond in time for the session.
To those fans who have purchased
tickets fo. the opening game, the man
agement of the club has issued an of
ficial statement. Tickets purchased for
the opening game will be honored for
the first game played.
Not In the memory or sucn uascuan
inns, a .
has it ever been necessary to postpone
an opening game on the San Francisco
grounds. Certainly this is true for the
past 12 years ana may nave euenuwi
Quail to Be Liberated in Clarke.
VANCOUVER. Wash., March 30.
(Special.) About 100 Bob White quail
wiil be liberated in various parts of
Clarke County by J. M. Hoff. acting for
the Clarke County Game Commission.
The quail have been bought at Kansas
City and are expected to arrive this
week. It is possible they may be kept
in captivity all Summer and not re
leased until Fall. They will be pro
tected for several years from hunters.
Beaver Batting Averages.
IK TJ. Av.
Higgb'm ...3 2 .oWLober
1 i CUT .... Vi
Doane . .4
1 .iSO;Speas .
1 .250,Dvili .
Ab. H. A.
4 1 .2M
....2 O .OOO
S O .0'0
i O .OOP
....si it "lis
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Prince Albert is the one pipe tobacco
that gets right under the epidermis of the
most veteran pipe smoker. Men who
have become case-hardened to tongue
tortures are falling in line along with
young fellows who
are just getting
where love the
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the national joy smoke
but what they like
most is P. A.
Thev like the absence of the
and throat suffering:, taken
out of P. A. by our famous patented
process. P. A. is sold in the tidy,
pocket-handy red tins, ioc; toppy
' red bags, 5c; also in pound and halt
pound tins; but the pound crystal
glass humidor is the jim-dandy pack
age for home and office use. You go
You can buy any of these at any store that sells tobacco.
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Winston-Salem, N. C
I ICNG SURNJNG PIPE Afitf
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SUNDAY GAMES SHIFTED
SELLWOOD-HOXAHCU CONTEST IS
TO BE PLATED FIRST.
Alex Cheynne Chosen a Umpire for
Game With Colored Giants Sev
eral of Foster's Players "ew.
A change has been made in the games
to be played Sunday afternoon by tho
City League team at Recreation Park.
The Sellwoods and West Side Monarciis
will play the first game, beginning at
1:30 o'clock. It was originally Intended
to have the East Side Bedmen and the
tia- toon, nlair Arnt Tt Ifi beCSUSe
more interest is being manifested in the
latter game tnat it. win oe piajeu ia
The game with the Colored Giants
tomorrow will start at 3 o'clock. Alex
Cheynne will act as umpire. Cheynne
and Eankin will work Sunday, while
Drennen takes his vacation.
Several of the negro stars have ap
peared here in years past, but five or
six of Rube. Foster's clan this year are
new. Among the holdovers are Pet
wav, the catcher, who nearly broke into
the" big leagues as a Cuban several sea-
i. i- n'.nai.UnTrAHtA (.Imrnfter.
BUns lltLl.. IV. . . n . . ... i. - " -
izes Petway as the greatest catcher In
Hill. Taylor, Hutchinson and Franci
are ivcu jw,uw, " 1 '
Francis is the little dwarf who play
. i i r v.A r.inntu Bis? G-ate
wooa, tne v-puunu- ,
will be back. Gate wood was not with
Manager Foster in 1914 during his tour
of the Paciric iNoruiwesu
Tomorrow will furnish the secon
tryout for me new pa.y-as-yuu-ei.i
turnstiles, some oi me - ' '
w i .Cingv wprA a tnfl
i i .-t ViaaiittA no tickets wer
UlUAtcu . . '
on sale. Under the new turnstile ar
rangement the Ian simpiy "
and deposits his 50 cents in tiie glas
box. This admits mm xnrous"
VAXCOUVER HIGH IS TO PL-V
First Baseball Game to Be Thursda
AVItU Company B, Infantry.
VANCOUVER, Wash., March 30.
, r. ;i tya firot hfleball erame f'
the Vancouver High School will tj
played here Tuesday wun a
from Company B, Twenty-first In
fantry. ... ,
The annual mterciass
will be held Friday, April 2. Thei
i . o-raat rivnlrv for the mo?
. -. - - ,1.:, ounnu! pvpnf and til
points i" . " "- .
participants nave """"
the hope of adding points to his re
The regular baseball schedule
not yet been arranged, as there is nd
sufficient money in me
Tuesday at the 15th annual tournament
of the American Bowling Congress.
Chicago. Magnus Flaws, of Chi
cago, was notified Tuesday of his ap
pointment as presiding judge of the
harness races to be held at San Fran
cisco as a feature of the Panama-Pacific
Exposition. Two meets are on the pro
gramme, the first from June 5 to June
19, and the second from October 20 to
New Haven, Conn. Dissatisfied with
the showing the Tale crew made Mon
day in what was supposed to be the
final drill here for the Pennsylvania
races, Coaoh Nickalls Tuesday sent
both the varsity and Junior eight
oared boats out on the harbor for a
ravenport, la. The Three-I Baseball
League completed an eight-club league
Tuesday, voting in Rock Island and
Dubuque. The other towns represented
are Deoatur, Bloomington, Davenport,
Peoria, Moline and Quincy. A split
schedule of 140 games will be played,
opening April 29 and closing Septem
Schedule Finally Made.
CHICAGO. March 30. A 164-game
schedule of the American Association
was filed today with President Chiving
ton by the schedule committee which
has been squabbling about it for sev
eral weeks. The season opens April
15 and closes September 19.
In the middleweight event Sergeant
Samples and Private Van Gilder fought
to a draw. In a special heavyweight
exhibition Lieutenant Van Gilder made
Private Brunton quit in three rounds.
The semi-finals will be staged in two
Harper Fans Xlne la Row.
RICHMOND,. Va., March 30. Harper
struck out nine consecutive batters
here today in the game between the
Washington Americans and the Rich
mond Internationals. Score:
R. H. E. R. H. E.
Washlngton.8 12 0Rlchmond. . .3 3
Batteries Harper. Bentley and Ain
smlth; Shamlln, Ehmllng and Hasson.
Athletics Defeat Charleston.
CHARLESTON, S. C March 30.
The Phlladelhla Americans defeated
the Charleston South Atlantic League
team here today. Score:
R, H. E. R. H. E.
Philadelhla..3 6 0Charleston. ..0 3 4
Batteries Shawkey, Wyckoff and
Thomas; Cates, Spalb and Eubanka,
Cobb Steals Three Bases.
LAUREL. Miss., March 30. Tho De
troit Americans defeated the New Or
leans Southern Association team 3 to 2
here today. Cobb stole three bases.
R. H. E.I K. H. K.
Detroit ....3 7 SX. Orleans... 6 3
Batteries Boland. Cunningham and
Stanage, Peters; Frost, Hagby and
"Was It your crsvlng for drink (hat
brought you here?" aked tho sympa
thetic visitor at the Jn 11.
"Great Scott, ma'am! Do I look no
stupid as to mistake this place for a
One bonr at bowllas tl ? '
Ta make the world a healthy
OREGON BOWLING ALLEYS
Largest on th. Coast.
Broadway and Oak Rt, t'patalrh
J. lVami BUacr. Pms.
Eveolnn Only. KrM Saturday "d
ADMISSION, 25 CENTS
HkatNt for Kent. 15.
U K- HiiroimoMK.
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Telegraphic Sport Briefs
TEUBENVILLE. O. The body
3 "Snecial Delivery" Tully, who die
h. Mondav night after a clinch in
boxing contest with Clyde Sharp, wa
turned over to his iainer, jonu jr.
m...k,.. ToaAav It will be takei
there for burial. Sharp furnished" 25(
bail to await the action or tne gran
T.mM "p'l o Tns-h Culbrecht. a Iocs
high school catcher, was signed today
by the Chicago raiionais.
Little Rock. Ark. Suit to test the
bill legalising horseracing and parl
mutual betting In the larger Arkansas
cities, passed by the last Legislature,
was filed here Tuesday in Circuit
Peoria, 111. H. Allen and R, Allen, of
-i ww nf 1?S7 won the
championship of the two-men event
Dining here is a
pleasure, c o m
pared fo some
places where they
put tlie din in din
ner and take the
rest from restau-rani.
The Imperial Hotel Grill
has a quiet, homelike atmosphere, serves delicious and whole
some meals in an attentive naj. Refined instrumental music
during the dinner hours.
Lunch, 12 to 2, 35c, 50c
Dinner, 5:30 to 9, 75c
CENTRALIA. Wash.. March 30.
(Special.) Company M, Second Regi
ment. Washington National Guard,
staged the second of a series of
smokers to decide the boxing cham
pionships of the company last night.
In the lightweight olasa Private Swlck
and Musician Draper fought to a draw,
while Private Dent made Private Blair
quit at the end of the third round.
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