Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 28, 1919, Page 13, Image 13

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Tacoma Promoter Gives Inter
view on Portland Fight.
'Close Decision" Referred to, After
Jones' Opponent Administers
Clem Defeat,
We've always thought pretty well"
fff Chet McTntyre, boxing: emissary from
Tacoma, Wash., and formerly of Van
couver, B. C. In fact, we still are
the hitter is weak on a certain kind of'
a delivery, that weakness is catered to
throughout the game. It it is definitely
proven that a certain ball troubles the
batsman nfore than any other style of
delivery, the batter may rest assured
that only a miscalculation or loss of
control will enable him to hit at some
other kind of "ft ball. That is the reason
why every now and then some recruit
from the minors burfts up the big
league for a couple of months, and
then starts to slip. During the first
couple of months, pitchers perhaps
worked just to his liking. Then one
day some twlrler discovered a vital
weakness. Inside of a week that knowl
edge becomes the property of the' en
tire league, because pitchers are clan
nish and gossipy.
A year or so ago American League
pitchers didn't give Babe Ruth much
consideration. Most of them regard
ed him as a great pitcher, but little
was thought of his hitting. He was
looked on as one of those batters who
hits the ball a mile, if he happens to
get a hold of it, but the chances are
that he Is much more liable to strike
out. It Is strangely true that the long
clouters have a" propensity for striking
out, far mores, often than the player
who is content with a single, enthused
with a double, and regards it as a big
event when he comes through with a
Last season Ruth found himself, he
acauired the confidence so neewsflrv
w illing to give the lad who once held to a good hitter, and became a man
the title of Pacific Coast heavyweight at all times to be feared, instead of
champion, all the breaks until such merelv . batsman who miirht ect a
time as we learn directly from Chester hold of one if you served the ball to
that the remarks attributed to him in his liking. From pitching rather care
R Tacoma paper, wherein he proceeds lessly to Ruth, American League twlrl-
o aiiDi tor me neieat 01 nis protege, ers began to give him all kinds of seri-
Warold Jones, who was unmercifully
rwalloped by Peter Mitchie, last week.
Bt the Heilig Theater, were not made
l).v him.
For the benefit of those who were
' tinablo to witness the fracas between
Jones and Mitchie, in which Mitchie
ous consideration. While he did most
of his long hitting early in the year.
his later failure was in no way due to
any weakness that developed. It mere
ly just eo happened.
One day last Summer in the 12th tn-
won by big odds, putting Jones down nine- of a came with Cleveland, the
In the second round, the gong was all score standing 0 to 0, Ruth met one
that saved the Tacoman from a knock- of Stanley Covaleskie's most deceptive
ut. Several other times did Mitchie sDitters. and sent it far into the rirht
have Jones wobbling up and Bown queer field bleachers, breaking up the ball
street and it was only the wonderful game. After the game someone asked
stamina of the Tacoma boxer that Covaleskle If he believed Ruth had a
helped pull him through to the end weakness at the plate, and Covaleskie's
vi tne sixth round, juitcnie easily win- reply just about summed up the situa
Sling the decision.
Menryre Makes FTxcune.
When Mclntyre arrived back In Ta
Toma with Jones, he immediately
crashed Into print saying (at least he
Is so credited) that Jones did not box
In his usual form; that Jones did not
have his left working well and for
this reason lost the decision which
"was very close."
Mclntyre Is also credited with say
in that Mitchie weighed In at more
than 1S6 pounds. Also that Mitchie
failed to put Jones down with his sup
posed "knock 'em dead'" punch.
Mclntyre winds up by saying that,
MIt was the general opinion of those
who know the game that Mitchie has
Jto right to box a lightweight, but
should be matched only with welters,
e. class where he belongs. Jones can
beat Mitchie. at that, when the Taco
ma kid Is working in his usual form."
Tes, Chet is credited with having
made the outburst stated above. But
here Is the real truth of the affair:
Mitchie Made Weight.
Mclntyre, In the writers presence.
watched Mitchie step on the scales
snd fail to move the beam, which was
set at 1SS pounds. Mitchie made the
weight requested by Mclntyre and
Jones, and can do 13j if he has to.
Contrary to Mclntyre's statement
Mitchie put Jones down in the second
round and all that saved Harold was
the gong.
Nobody In these parts argues that
Jones cannot beat Mitchie. It is known
that he did not do it last week, and
Chet Mclntyre and Jones probably are
better aware of the fact that any
one else. Jones may beat Mitchie the
next time they fight, but if he does
lie will have to show much more than
he did In a Portland ring, where his
biggest a&set was to assimilate a wal
It is hard to believe that Mclntyre.
whom the writer always classed as
tlon, "speaking for the rlgbt-banded
pitchers I can say positively, no!" The
Cleveland pitchers during that series
had been pitching inside to Ruth, keep
ing the ball alternately high and low.
He had hit the ball to all corners o& th
lot. Chicago followed Cleveland Into
Boston. Teams have a way of relaying
secrets, and of course the Chicago club
was wise to what Ruth had done.
Kddie Cieotte opened the series for
Boston. He pitched low and outside
to Ruth. All the big fellow did was
make three doubles to left field. Ruth
isn't very fond of left-handers, but to
most right-handers he fs an eyesore.
Fighters Signed for Boat February
6 at Tacoma Club.
TACOMA. Wash., Jan. 27. (Special.)
-Frank Farmer and Mick King will
tangle again for thel Ight-heavy crown
when they meet here February 6 be
fore the Eagles' Club. They have met
three times heretofore. z
Chet Cclntyre, who is handling
Farmer, also has a new comer In his
stable. He is Harold Bird, former San
Francisco welter who has Teen sta
tioned at Camp Lewis for about a year.
Bird was a lieutenant when he was
discharged, he having won his commis
sion at an officers training school at
camp. He is tall and rangy with
hard clout.
Coast League Baseball Will
Under Discussion.
TACOMA, Wash, Jan. 2T. (Special.)
Every phase of the proposal to put
a Tacoma luT in the Pacific Coast
League this season will be discussed at
-.,! cw rmnti i.r i. resnon- a meeting here tonight called by com
details yith Willis Egan. Jack Sulli
van and Joe Walsh, holders of tHe Ta
coma franchise.
If the shipyard strike is settled and
eible for the statements attributed to
him. He has a good boy In Jones
Anyone versed in the fistic sport be
lieves Jones has the earmarks of a
Trrtmlinp- rincKlAr Tint tVie nnlv irav
to make him popular is to accept his conditions remain good in the North
defeats with grace. west' Tacoma would like x be In the
the league. Should ship contracts be
Decisions Are CrttlcUed. cancelled, Tacoma. like Portland and
The same paper which printed the Seattle, will feel the brunt of the blow
remarks attributed to Mclntyre pub
Itshed the following item the day Jones CLUB MAY SECURE PRIVILEGE
ieit ior rurtiana;
"Harold Jones, lightweight cham
pion of the Coast, is In excellent shape St. Paul Boxing Bouts Not Properly
for his clash with Pete interne at Port
land tonight. Mitchie, who has been
winning all of his goes of late, is in
for a hard night. Jones, also, will have
a tough man to face, so the go ought
to show a lot of class.
"One thing is certain, unless Jones
Conducted by Promoters.
ST. PAUL, Jan. 27. The St. Paul
Athletic Club may receive the exclu
sive privilege for conducting boxing
bouts in this city. The suggestion that
the club take over the privilege was
heats Mitchie 17 ways to L or puts made by Frank B. Thompson, chairman
him to sleep, he stands a great chance of the State Athletic Commission, who
said individuals and private clubs that
have staged the bouts did not conduct
them satisfactorily.
Local promoters have declared that
it is impossible to successfully pro
mote boxing bouts, because two-thirds
of coming back without his title
Mitchie is a Portland kid. and Tacoma
and Seattle mitt men have not always
come back with glowing reports of
their treatment. Portland is a city of
bad fight decisions.
So the Tacoma wTltera greased the of the enthusiasts insist upon passes.
fillbl sKidS tor Mclntyre and Jones.
Jones was treated nicely. He lost
fair and square, and It wasn't even
close. Portland fistic fans have seen
some on.riferous decisions in local
rings, but at no time has the crowd
frtood by and watched a visitor trimmed
out of a verdict without voicing its
Tacoma wants to turn over its own
snort pages and see what was said
about the draw decision given Billy
Wright with Johnny McCarthy, a week
ago tonight. People in glass houses
should not throw stones.
THE player who can hit the pill is a
much-prized individual in baseball.
Next to the player who can hit is the
pitcher who is successful in keeping
the opposing batsmen from takiug un
.due liberties. There are some man
agers who take just the opposite view
American and Canadian Mining Men
to Confer.
.-st, w 1UKK. international co-op
eration in mining in North America
will be one of the principal topics to
be discussed at a convention of the
American Institute of Mining Engi
neers, to be held here February 17 to
20. In the course of the convention
two joint sessions with the Canadia
Mining Institute and one joint session
with the American Institute of Elec
trical Engineers will be held. A num
ber of prominent members of tho Ca
nadian Institute will be present.
Improving ths relations of capital
and labor ana tne possibility of a uni
form mining law for North America
will be among the principal subjects
which the Canadian engineers will dis
cuss with the American Institute. The
fourth day will be given over to
excursion to the Kederal shipyard
Newark Bay, where the first electric
of the situation. Pirst in their opinion welded ship is being built. The sub
is the pitcher who can keep the oppo- ject of electric welding is one of th
Kitlon sruessinsr. and next to him is the principal ones to be taken up by th
player who can hit. Of course that is a American Institute of Electrical En- j
mere matter of opinion. Each is a gineers In Joint session with the min
mighty valuable asset to a winning ing engineers on Wednesday. Fcbru
team. ary 19.
It is great to be famous, of course
but there is a certain penalty that
goes with fame in all things, and
baseball is no exception. Once a ball
player acquires a reputation for his
ability to hit, immediately all opposing
players try every possible scheme to
break down that hitting strength. It Is
the same with the pitching end of the
game. The successful pitcher is always
being watched closely, with a hope that
a weakness may become apparent. If
a team believes he is a poor fielder, said
team at once seeks to satisfy the be
lief, by laying down as many bunts as
possible. If someone entertains the
opinion that the pitcher becomes less
effective with runners on, said club has
every runner, who gets on worry the
pitcher as much as possible. If the
pitcher is at all off as to control, clubs
are always Instructed to wait him out
to the linjit.
In all probability more attention is
paid- to the player with a reputation
lor hitting than the plary who wins
fame as a pitcher. When a good hitter
steps to the plate, it is the cue for the
pitcher to go the limit in an effort to
set him down. If there is a belief that
Memorial for Boys Who Fell In War
Is Proposed.
RENO, Nevada- Measures Intro
duced during the coming session of
the Nevada legislature will provide for
some lasting memorial to the state's
soldier and sailor dead, who fell dur
ing the war with the Central powers.
Several members of the legislature are
interested in the movement as is Gov
ernor Boyle. Those members of the
legislature who have expressed them
selves on the subject favor the erection
of a suitable monument at the state
capital on which will be inscribed the
names of the men who died in the serv
ice together with the dates of their
Arbor day, hitherto a hoHday with
but little significance in Nevada, is
likely to become an important date in
the state's history. Plans already are
on foot for a general tree-planting to
be participated in by state officials at
which trees will be named after Ne
vada's hero dead.
Costly Machinery Now Necessary to
Wrest From Mother Earth Her
Valuable Minerals.
DENVER. Fanciful dreams of the
Easterner who comes to the mountain
state expecting to find the plcuresque
figure of the gold" prospector searching
hte hills in a never-ending chase of
the precious metal are greeted with a
rapid disillusionment. The roughly
clad Individual with pack mules, pick
and shovel, exist now largely in the
movies, though occasionally one comes
across a survivor of the old days to
whom the appeal of hidden treasure
remains irresistable.
With the exception of the years of
1915 and 1916, when discovery of tung
sten brought a horde of wealth seek
ers to the Colorado hills, the search for
gold in this and neighboring states has
steadily diminished since the height of
the gold rush some 2d years ago. At
the time, old mining men say, the
mountains were full of prospectors
searching for new veins and placer
miners panning the streams for gold
deposits. The new generation hasn't
followed In the footsteps of the old.
and one of the picturesque features of
Western life is becoming extinct.
The explanation is simple: Hro
pectlng doesn't pay. This is the state
ment from mining men familiar wjth
the situation. The. big majority of old
prospectors spent their lives in the
hills without winning the fortune they
sought- They managed to eke out a
bare existence, occasionally making a
strike which would tide them over a
Winter in Denver and give them the
start for the next year's chase. But
they lived and died poor men. most of
them finding a resting place in the
hills which they made their flomes.
Discovery of their bodies in their cab
ins or caves built in the aide of the
mountains told the tale.
If a good vein Is located, the cost of
developing Is prohibitive. Expensive
machinery muat be installed. 1 lie pros
pector must Interest capital In his find
and uncertainty as to whether the vein
will fulfill expectations tends to dis
courage the treasure seeker.
Officials of the State Mining Com
mission are of the opinion that the
really big gold strikes already have
been made and they attribute the dis
appearance of the prospector of the al
most certain knowledge that his quest
will be unsuccessful.
All over the mountainous region of
Colorado small abandoned tunnels
bored Into the solid rock bear mute ev
idence of the shattered hopes of some
prospector. Abandoned sluices and
smelters speak of the days that are nb
longer, and of streams whose deposits
of the precious metal have been panned
out. In certain regions, notably in the
vicinity of Cripple Creek, the ore Is
mined In paying quantities, but it Is by
means of costly machinery that the
gold Is separated from the crushed ode.
Moneyed Interests have taken ths place
of the individuals who found fortunes
hero while the country was yet being
Occasionally, In the Winter, one finds
In the cheap lodging houses some griz
zled veteran of the hills whose spirit
still Is alive with the hope of success
in the following Summer, and he sets
out in the Spring as trustingly as he
has started out into the hills every
Spring for a score of years. But these
are becoming fewer every year and the
old life of the mountain country lives
only in the movies and memories of the
early days.
which has been deferred during the
The division of public works and con
struction development has been formed
In the Department of Labor to assist
In the revival of building.
Three Big Steamers In Service.
LONDON. Three : ew steamers, com
pleted during the war, will, soon be
familiar In the North Atlantic service.
They are the Vedic. the Rimouskl. both
10,000 tons register, and the Reglna, a
triple-screw steamer of 16.000 tons.
They were built In Belfast yards and.
hefora their passenger accommodations
were complete, were fitted up for
troops, many thousands of whom they
have' already transported to France
and elsewhere.
Construction Declared Essential Be
fore Normal Conditions Can
Be Restored.
WASHINGTON. D. C. "Construction
is an essential industry and. therefore,
a prerequisite to all normal business
development." declared Senator Will
iam A. Calder. of New Tork. in an ad
dress before the recent meeting of the
National Federation of Construction
Industries at Atlantic City.
The Increasing shortage of buildings
of all types, he pointed out. constitutes
a potential demand for construction.
Such adverse conditions as the cost of
labor and materials and the timidity or
Investment capital are offset, he be
lieved, by the necessity for Immediate
housing for a large percentage of the
population wno are suuenng noi oniy
by the high cost of living induced by
the building shortage but also In ef
ficiency and morale, and by the en
couragement which the Government Is
giving building.
Government construction, however.
the Senator said, alone can constitute
but a small proportion of normal build
ing and will not bring the Industry
back to its usual position In the life of
the community. It Is necessary, he as
serted, to encourage private building,
which, as rapidly as possible, shall take
over surplus labor and material and es
tablish the industry on a sound eco
nomic basis.
Senator Calder declared that at pres
ent there Is Utle lor no shortage of
labor, nd hs warned his hearers that
the country will remain In a state of
arrested development unless the build
ing industry not only resumes normal
activity but also In the next two or
three years produces an additional
amount of construction equal to that
Modification, In Immigration to
United States Sought.
HONOLULU. T. H. According to ad
vices received here by the Nlppu Jijl.
a Japanese daily newspaper. Immigra
tion societies of Japan are advocating
several modifications of the regula
tions now governing Japanese Immi
gration to the United States and other
countries. One change asked is the
extension from a year and a half to
three years of the period allowed for
the return to the United States of Japa
nese who have gon to the homeland
for a visit. It Is said that there is
now in Japan several thousand Japa
nese who cannot return to Hawaii be
cause they overstayed the time limit.
Another change proposed is to per
mit Japanese picture brides to obtain
passports for the United States lmme
ditaely after their marriage has been
rsported to the American authorities.
At present, a picture bride must wan
In Japan six months berore she can
leave to Join the man she married by
CItII Rights of Soldiers in North to
Be Protected.
ARCHANGEL Via London: Steps have
been taken to create enthusiasm in the
mobilisation of the army of the Rus
sian Northern region to fight the Bol
shevlki. Enlistment in various for
eign legions, such as the "Slavo-Brit
tanic" has been prohibited. All must
enlist in the strictly Russian forces.
The Provincial Zemstvo has 6cided
that the mobilized soldiers will con
serve the right to the positions they
occupied before being called into mill
tary service, and that if the army pay
is not tas large as that which they re
ceived In civil life, the semstvo will
pay up to 50 per cent of the difference.
School Bell at Tjbo, Nov., Once
Thrlvlnc Center. Rings No More.
TTBO. Nev. Tybo's school hell rings
no more, and there is no email boy to
be glad. In fact the Tybo school has
been closed because there isn't even one
child of school age here. The teacher.
Miss Hattle Ewlng, of Tonopah. left
before the holidays, after the moving
van had emptied the homes which had
supplied her pupils.
A few months ago Tyno was a thriv
ing mining community. Today the
mines are closed and nearly every
family has gone. A few hang on with
the expeotailon that developments of
the next few months will bring a re
vival of activity in the mines and new
life to the town. Just now there is
only one child in town, and he Is not.
of school age.
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