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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, FRIDAY, JANUARY
PORTLAND BOY WHO GETS ANOTHER CHANCE AT NORTHWEST
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Magnates Told Training Camp
Will Not Be Needed if Re
. v quests Are Ignored.
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X'raternity Insists That Men Await
Word Before Signing Contracts,
l'ultz Says Stars Are Ready
to "Figlit for nights."
taW YORK. Jan. 11. The Baseball
Players' Fraternity, through its presi
dent. David L. Fultz. today threw down
the gauntlet to organized baseball and
declared that unless the magnates
agreed to the requests of the fraternity
there would be no need of training
camps this Spring.
As evidence of the earnest Intent of
the fraternity to light for what it terms
its Just rights, the organization an
nounced it had expelled Piicher Harry
F. Sallee from membership because he
had signed a contract with the" New
1 ork National League club after he
had promised he would stand with the
fraternity until the word that would
permit of a contract acceptance had
bailee was a memper of the frater
nity and voluntarily pledged himself,
with 'between 600 and 700 other play
ers, not to enter into a contract until
he was Instructed to do so, after our
requests to organized baseball had re
ceived proper consideration." said Presi
dent Fultz. "As no consideration what
ever has been given our requests to
the board, and as Sallee acted in direct
violation of his pledge, he was expelled
from the fraternity today. Sallee now
stands discredited among ballplayers
as a man wno DroKe his word.
IUght for Reform Fails.
"It has been reported that Ritter,
Sandberg and Witterstaetter also have
signed, witterstaetter has not signed
and the report evidently was given out
for the effect it would have on other
Players. Ritter did not pledge himself
f to the fraternity and his case will be
taken up later. Sandberg is not a mem
ber. ""For more than two years we have,
through petition, argument and appeals
to public sentiment and to the sense of
fairness of the board of arbitration of
the National Association of Baseball
Leagues, attempted to get, not sweep
ing reforms, but only those ordinary
considerations which are well recog
nized to be the Just portion of the play
ers, thlng3 which the National Com
mission long ago granted us on behalf
of the major leagues and which they
have gone on record as approving for
the minors. In this we have failed
"This board does not comprehend
these methods and has in addition vio
lated its agreement with us. It is now
a case of continuing to accept breaches
of their contract and of submitting to
- unfair regulations or talking in terms
which the board understands.
"We believe it will understand this,
that if it continues its present methods,
organized ball is in for one of the
greatest surprises it has ever had in
Players Determined to Fight.
"The magnates have failed utterly to
diagnose the temper of the players.
When players who have had no affili
ation with the fraternity volunteer to
stand with us because we are right;
when the meetings held so far In the
large cities have had full attendance:
when for a period of nearly three weeks
from 10 to 25 letters and telegrams
daily have been received at this office
from players, among whom are many
of the brlght stars of the game, de
manding that we stand for our rights,
it can be seen which way the. wind is
'We admit our weakness on the two
New York clubs, but this is because
of long-term contracts and not because
of any lukewarmness on the part of
, these -players. There are. however, 10
and probably 11 big league clubs which
will need no training camps. The Inter
' national League will not be able to re
crult one-sixth of its strength; the
Southern Association about that much
and the American Association about
"We deeply regret the drastic means
which have been forced upon us and the
trouble in which they will involve the
big league magnates. Were an appeal
to the commission granted us we would
unquestionably get a favorable decision.
But, unfortunately, an appeal is de
"Every method Is blocked except that
which we are now pursuing. The real
men will stand and see this thing
through. A fighting spirit is the very
bone and sinew of the game of base
ball, and the boys will tight for their
rights as hard as they do for the
Tener Sees) 'o Cause for Strike.
President John K. Tener. of the Na
tional League, and one of the three
members of the NationaJ Commission,
tald tonight that he deplored the
threatened stand of the Baseball Play
ers' Fraternity in so far as it might af
fect the National League, as there was
absolutely no ground, he said, for what
might be termed a strike on the part of
the players expected to play with the
senior organization next season.
President Tener refused to say what
method of retaliation might be adopted
In case the fraternity members carried
out their threat to strike, but said the
situation would undoubtedly be dis
cussed at the schedule meeting of the
big leagues in this city next Monday.
"There is absolutely no moral or legal
basis for a strike on the part of our
" players." said President Tener. "as we
have granted every request that has
leen made to the National League. In
fact, I thjnk I am safe in going further
end stating that the major leagues have
dealt with perrect fairness and har
mony in the matter of contractual re
lations with their employes.
"The National Commission has no
Jurisdiction over the minor leagues or
the National Board, and these bodies
tiave a perfect right to adjust their re
lations with their players as they may
fee fit. So far as the big league players
are concerned, a refusal of a majority
of them to sign contracts with their
respective clubs until matters tonwm.
. lng the minor league clubs are adjust
ed to their satisfaction Is equivalent in
a broad sense to a sympathetic strike.
I feel sure that the average follower
of baseball will not support the play
ers under such circumstances."
Speaking for the International
League in regard to the fraternity re
ciuests. President Edward G. Barrow to
night declared that the international
-and the minor leagues in general" will
welcome a strike.
"The minor leagues are in no humor
to be coerced, or forced into doing
something which they do not care to
do," he said. "We will welcome a year's
vacation and perhaps, by the end of the
"year, the players may sing a different
tune. Our owners have been losing
money and holding on and the players
have been getting the money.
"I cannot help but say, however, that
fultz' action is poorly advised and, he.
has gone a long way to break his or
HERRMANN INDORSES TENER
National Chairman Says Fult? Does
Not Tell Truth.
CINCINNATI. Jan. 11. August Herr
mann, chairman of the National base
ball commission, when told of Mr.
Fultz' statement tonight, said that he
heartily indorsed the attitude of Presi
dent Tener and added:
"When Mr. Fultz says that 'no consid
eration whatever has been given our
request to the board' he does not tell
the truth. All the requests have been
'The only request that the commis
sion had to deal with, that relative to
tne pay of players injured during serv
ice, has been decided for some time
and I understand that the Players' Fra
ternity has no complaint whatever
against the major league contracts."
FULTZ CALLED "ANARCHISTIC"
Ban Johnson Says Traiiunc: Camns
. AVill Be Opened as Planned.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. Ban Johnson.
president of the American League, said
tonight that the remarks of President
David Fultz. 'of the players' organiza
tion, seemed "anarchistic."
However, despite anything he may
say to the contrary, we are not worry
ing and will go ahead to the training
camps precisely as planned," said Mr.
DICK HIS PRAISE
PORTLAND HOCKEY PLAYER RATED
AS OX'E OF BEST IX LEAGUE.
Unele Sams to Flay Canaries Tonight,
While Metropolitans and Million
aires Clash at Seattle.
VANCOUVER. B. C, Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) Two games will be played to
morrow night in the Pacific Coast Ice
Hockey Association. Frank Patrick,
manager of the Vancouver Millionaires,
will take his squad to Seattle, while
the Portland Uncle Sams will be seen
In action against the Spokane Canaries
at Spokane, Wash.
President Patrick, of the league, is
high in his praise for the work of
Dick Irvin, Portlander, who is break
ing into his first season of professional
hockey. "That youngster is going to
make a record for scoring goals which
will be a hard one to beat, if he con
tinues his present gait, said President
Patrick to some friends here. "He is a
natural shot, not overly fast, but with
good head. When he goes into the
game it means 'goals' and not 'fight." "
The standings of the league are ex
pected to be upset tomorrow night, as
but a half a game separates Vancouver
from first place. Seattle is leading
with Portland at the bottom just a full
contest behind. Nothing but the most
sensational playing by Hugh Lehman
kept the Portland Uncle Sams from
being at the top of the race Instead of
at the bottom. The Millionaires won
from Portland 5 to 4, while Seattle won
from Spokane 3 to 1, in the games last
TWO NOTED ATHLETES BARRED
Piatt Adams and Edward Ernes Under
Ban for "Capitalizing Fame."
NEW YORK. Jan. 11 Pltt AJ.m.
of the New York Athletic Club, win
ner of the world's standing high Jump
championship at the Olympic games in
Stockholm, and Edward Ernes, of the
Bxonx Church House of New York, a
prominent competitor In the same
event, were declared ineligible as ama
teurs by the registration committee of
the Metropolitan Association of the
Amateur Athletic Union her
Both athletes wprn riAnlni,
barred from amateur competition under
ine new "capitalization of athletic
fame" clause through connection with
sporting goods stores.
Sportsmen's Meeting Postponed.
The scheduled meeting of the Oregon
Sportsmen and Game Shooters' Asso
ciation for tonight at the Commercial
Club .has been postponed. There will
be no important business to come be
fore the body until the committee which
Is attending the Legislature is ready to
report. President A. L. Mills will an
nounce the date of the next meeting
Johnson to Select Umpires Soon.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. B. B. Johnson,
president of the American Baseball
League, intimated today that he will
announce the personnel of his umpire
staff for 1917 within a week. Eight men
will be carried instead of nine, as
heretofore. The only new arbiter al
ready announced is George Moriarlty
formerly of the Detroit club, '
mADDEN IS SANGUINE
Lightweight Thinks He Will
Beat Bronson Tonight.
MUFF AGAIN IN CONDITION
Portland Boy Says He Will Pile
XTp Big Lead SIonpler-Mitchle
Bout on Same Bill Is or
Almost Equal Interest.
"Muff" Bronson 135 Lloyd Madden
Vincent Monple.r.. .140 Pete Mltchia
Weldon Wing 118 Joe Hill
Frankle Huelat 130 Sammy Morris
Bn Bordoen 19o Art Wilson
"Buck" Smith liio Jack Hadley
Flushed with his sensational showing
against "Oakland Frankie" Burns at
Seattle "Wednesday night, Lloyd Mad
den, Northwest lightweight champion,
will enter the ring tonight at the Rose
City Athletic Club, East First and East
Morrison ' streets, determined to make
short work of "Muff" Bronson, his Port
The rivalry between these two lads
has been intensified by the fact that
the winner of the match may be pitted
against Johnny Kilbane, world's fea
therweight champion, at Seattle soon.
Madden and his trainer, diet Mclntyre,
will arrive this afternoon from Seattle.
Bronson has recovered entirely from
the cold, which threatened to cause him
to climb through the ropes in poor
shape. He completed his training yes
terday with a light workout. The local
youth is full of confidence. In fact, he
feels that he had a slight shade at the
last meeting between the pair and says
that he will pile up such a lead tonight
that Referee Jack Grant will be forced
to give him the verdict.
Muffy nearly dropped Madden In the
third round at their last meeting. As
he puts it himself: "If I had followed
this up with a couple of more hard
jolts I might have stopped him, but 1
didn't have time, as the bell rang a
second or so later."
Of almost equal interest Is the bout
between Vincent Monpier and Pete
Mitchie. The former Multnomah Ama
teur Athletic Club crack is said to be
shtswing great form in his daily exer
cises and if he is able to get over Pete
Mitchie tonight he will have to be reck
oned as one of the best boys in his
class in the Northwest.
Weldon Wing, the popular little Al
bina mixer, meets the hardest nut he
has encountered in his brief but mete
oric career. Joe Hill, who battles Wing,
is a seasoned warrior.
The remainder of the card Is excel
lent. Jack Grant will referee the final three
bouts, with Joe Sax handling the first
three. Jack Fahle will keep time, with
Leo "Frisco" Edwards announcing.
First bout, 8:30.
Arthur Pelkey lost the heavyweight
championship of Panama the other
night, being knocked out in 13 rounds.
With a few exceptions, Arthur has now
lost the heavyweight championship of
every neutral nation in "the world.
They will try to "come back." Tommy
Burns is the latest to essay the role.
The Moose Club, of Seattle, has offered
Tommy a match with Willie Meehan,
San Francisco heavyweight. Tommy
agreed to box Chet Mclntyre in Seattle,
but when the folk there found that Mc
lntyre was not a suitable opponent they
offered the ex-heavyweight champion
a match with Meehan.
Now, Meehan can fight. At first
Tommy thought that he would not ac
cept, as he believed it would disgrace
the man who has never been knocked
out to lose to a fellow like Meehan.
However, he has thought the subject
over and has advised the Moose Club
to the effect that if they will fix things
so that he will be able to collect 2000
for his end he will once more get into
BI GRAXTLAND BICE.
TT7HAT forms the most spectacu
YV lar sporting feat of the past
year?" a bystander desires to know.
Offhand we should say it belonged
in fairly equal portions to Trls
Speaker, for beating out Ty Cobb, and
for Chick Evans' conquest of the open
and amateur golf championships. The
fight game had no particular feats of
any outsmtandlng proportions, while
football produced no one star of the
all-around value of Ned Mahan from
The Darer Viewpoint.
The Idea in general, as we under
stand it, is not so much that Darcy
should be hounded out of the. country
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as it is that he should not be taken
up as any conquering hero.
It was his privilege to stay at home
and not enlist. But it is hardly the
privilege of any citizen to hide out and
slip away from his country when its
existence is at stake.
It might very well be that' a number
of those criticising the Australian
would not enlist. But neither would
most .of them, with enlistment threat
ened, duck from the country. Which is
Says the King of Rumania: "The
valor of our armies shows that we can
look into the future with the greatest
If the genial Rumanian lying was
manager of the Cincinnati Reds he
would undoubtedly pick them to win
the National League pennant and there
after the world series.
The New Curtala.
The curtain rolLs back, day by day.
Where we may look within.
To find our part of pain and Joy,
Of mystery and Bin,
Of war and peace of life and death
Of happiness and woe.
All ready with their scrambled parts
Of bouyanr hopes and broken hearts.
Sped onward by the mystlo darts
From Fate's elastlo bow.
The curtain rolls back, "foy by foot.
Where we may look beyund.
To see what waits along the road
For kins; and vagabond,
For all who mingle In the came
Or wait around the tee.
For In advance no man may know
The arrow's way from Fortune's bow.
Nor who will atlck nor who will blow,
Sor what the score might be.
"I played with a golfer a little while
ago," confides Jekkel, "who was the
most ignorant guy I ever saw. He
couldn't count over 6."
Big league camps are now planning
a general peace conference on these
terms complete disarmament of the
Dtroit outfield and the dissolution of
the Red Sox pitching staff.
In the last 10 years only three clubs
have won American League Dennants.
They are Detroit. Philadelphia and Bos
ton, in tne same period five National
League clubs have finished In front.
Philadelphia and Boston. In the Amer
ican League, have won the last seven
flags, which indicates that it is about
time Fate was reshuffling the cards.
These two clubs have split up over
$500,000 since 1909.
Jess Willard boxed a total of 30 min
utes through 1916, but in spite of this
we understand that he isn't stale or
overtrained. It's a wonderful thing
what theso big fellows can stand.
In the Kast. 1914 found t-T rtrn rH nn
top: 1915 fell to Cornell: 1916 belonged
to Yale, so far as Harvard and Prince
ton were concerned. No wonder Prince
inn in Innklnir tn 1917 with VAavninc
eyes. The Tiger, even though it be at
odd intervals, must be fed.
"Peace may arrive soon." But. what
ever the date, it will arrive too late
for at least 2.000,000, wtio will have
very little use for it over the rest of
the way. ,
Home-run ability Is not 'so much a
matter of the batting eye as it is the
location of a right or left field fence.
Mount Angel Juniors Win.
6T. BENEDICT. Or.. Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) Great interest Is being manifest
ed in basketball at Mount Angel Col
lege. For the past six years the Mount
Angel team has been considered one
of the beet in the Northwest. The
Juniors have Just completed a success
ful season of league games and the
Imps, piloted by Captain Moffenbler,
have captured the pennant. The five
Juniors who captured the bunting are
Graham. Schultz. Moffenbler, Hastings
Four Cubs Sold to Kansas City.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. Four members
of the -Chicago Nationals were sold to
the Kansas City American Association
Club today. They were Pitchers George
Pierce and George McConnell. C. E
Wallace, a catcher,) and Eddie Blc" lng, ,
CLUB FIVE ON EDGE
Oklahoma Normal Plays Mult
'WOWS" KEEP UP RECORD
Fast Independent Quintet Seeking
Return Game With McMlnnville.
St. Andrews Team Beaten, 38
to 13 Vikings Show Well.
The Oklahoma State Normal School
basketball team Is expected to arrive
In Portland late tonight or early to
morrow morning in preparation for the
game against the Multnomah Amateur
Athletic Club quintet in the Winged
"M" gymnasium at 8 o'clock tomorrow
Tomorrow's battle will mark the
opening game of the 1917 season for
the Multnomah contingent. The Okla
homa team has been traveling for some
time, meeting many of the principal
squads between here and Oklahoma.
The final workout for the clubbers
was held last night undfcr the direc
tion of Captain Clayton Sharp and all
reported in good condition. The team
has made plans to go to Salem a week
from tomorrow to meet the Willamette
University delegation and a return
game will be played In the Multnomah
gymnasium January 27.
Manager Abe Poplck, of the George
Washington Camp, "Wows." Is out to
bring the McMlnnville. Or., basketball
team to Portland for a game. While
no definite date has been announced, the
match will be played the latter part of
this month or the first part of Febru
ary. The "Wows" have landed some
of the best basket tossers in indepen
dent clrrles of Portland. Only two ath
letes are on the squad which started
the 1916-17 campaign.
Nothing but victories have been
chalked up by the lodgemen for the
last four or five clashes. The "Wows"
were defeated early in the campaign at
The St. Andrews basketball team suf
fered a 38-to-lS trouncing at the, hands
of the "Wows" In the Christian Broth
ers' Business College gymnasium. Paul
Cudlipp. former Lincoln High athlete,
and Gene McEntee scored ten points
each while Daniels was good for 1 2
Following are the lineups:
Wows (3. St. Andrews f18.
McEntee tO) .V (5) Fordney
Cudlipp (101 F Cosgrov.
Tanlels tl-J) C (2) Schaffrr
IMrllng (4 O Copps
Capt. Wetle t 2) Flvnn
Kaln (2) Spare Ryan (4 , McEwan
Referee. Vic McEntee; timer. It. Brooks,
Lents; scorer, Joe Marine.
The Peninsula Park Vikings are cut
ting a big path through the 130-pound
teams of Portland. Coach Heinle Pfaen
der has tackled practically all the quin
tets around these parts and he still
has to meet a defeat at the hands of a
team his own weight. Tomorrow night
the Sunnyslde aggregation will form
the opposition on the Peninsula Park
floor, while on Tuesday night the Port
land Newsboys will tangle with the
Vikings on the Neighborhood House
floor. January 20 has been set aside
for the Christian Brothers' Business
College-Viking game on the C. B. B. C.
floor. Many of the victories credited
to the Vikings were secured because of
the work of Jack Fugate and Lawrence
Steuer, the stellar guards.
Coach Dr. W. A. Fenstermacher. of
Washington High, and Coach George
riewey. of Franklin High, met yester
day and announced that the annual
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Washington High gymnasium next
Tuesday afternoon, starting at S:lo
RIFLE CLUB TO MEET SUNDAY
Officers to Be Elected at Annual Ses
sion at Armory.
The second annual meeting of the
Portland Rifle Club will be held at 2
o'clock Sunday afternoon at the Ar
mory. Tenth and Couch streets, in the
quarters of Eighth Company. Coast Ar
tillery. J. S. Hyatt, secretary of the
club, as well as state secretary of the
National Rifle Association for Oregon,
has sent out notifications to members
of the organisation.
S. S. Humphrey, one of the best
boosters of rifle shooting in Portland,
went East last Fall, and as a result the
presidency of the club has been left
vacant. New officers will be elected.
There are 39 clubs in Oregon now
affiliated with the National Rifle As
sociation, and some warm competition
has been promised for the 1917 season.
MOVE BY ANGLERS OPPOSED
Gardiner Residents Want Commercial
Fishing on Vmpqua Retained.
ROSEBURO. Or.. Jan. 11. -Petitions
have been placed in circulation here
by the Gardiner Commercial Club pro
testing against the proposed passage
of a bill closing the Lower 1'mpqua
River to commercial fishing. The pe
tition sets out that under present con
ditions an abundance of salmon reach
the upper river and that the product
is not becoming exhausted, as contend
ed by some persons residing in other
parts of Douglas County. The peti
tions further assert that not less than
1200.000 Is realised In Douglas Count v
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annually from the fishing industry,
while hundreds of men get employment
during many months of the year.
Copies of the petitions will be sent
to the State Legislature, as well as the
members of the State Fish and Game
Leagues to Discuss Redisricting.
CHICAGO. Jan. 11. The meeting or
representatives of the Three I. Central
and Western Leagues and the Central
Association to discuss the feasibility
pf redisricting their organizations to
make them more compact will be held
here next Wednesday, It was announced
Collegians to Compete March 3.
NEW YORK. Jan. 11. The Intercol
legiate Association of Amateur Ath
letes announced today that its third
annual indoor meet on March 3 will
be held at Philadelphia,
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