Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 01, 1919, Page 12, Image 12

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Carson Smith of New Orleans,
Latest Acquisition.
Portland Magnate Making Plans to
Get Proper Start in Opening
Games of Season.
Carson "U. S." Smith, right-hand
pitcher, has been added to the Port
land club's already formidable pitch
ing staff. The big twirler comes from
. New Orleans in a trade for Outfielders
John L. Sullivan and Bill Daniels.
Smith pitched for New Orleans last
year, working in 16 games, winning
eight and losing six for a percentage
of .571. He twirled 99 innings allow
ing S5 hits. Wnen the Southern league
went up in smoke last season Smith
drifted out to Salt Lake and pitched
three games for the Bees, winning all
of them. A few days before the Pa
cific coast league suspended Smith got
into an argument with Vmpire Frary
and hit him on the nose with the ball,
spectators at the game claim.
Smith came west with Chicago
Americans a number of years ago on
a training trip. A few days before the
White Sox were ready to start back
east Smith pitched an exhibition game
and was taken out of the box. The
fans started kidding him and he re
marked: ""I'll soon be starting back
for the United States." The day the
SSox left for Chicago Smith was turned
over to Vernon and the fans nicknamed
him "United States" Smith which has
hung to him ever since.
McCredie thinkswell of Smith's abil
ity.' The Portland chief had other
chances to trade Sullivan and Daniels,
but was anxious to land Smith. New
Orleans needed two good outfielders,
hence the trade.
Oldham Is Secured.
With the addition of Smith and "Red"
Oldham, Detroit southpaw, to the Port
land club pitching staff, most Port
land fans are laboring under the im
pression that Manager Walter Mc
Credie has the niftiest aggregation of
hurlers in the league, but the elongated
pilot is not altogether satisfied with
his lineup in the hurling department
says he's not even contented and that
he is now trying to purchase one of
the best pitchers in the International
league and if successful will have
what ought to prove the best minor
league pitching staff in captivity.
The sale of Oldham by Detroit to
the Portland club gives McCredie a
stellar array of slab artists. With
Pennington, Smith Penner, Lewis,
Jones, Lay. Shoup, Morton and Mitchell
bending 'em over from the right side
of the rubber and Oldham, Rapp,
Schwartz and James working on the
opposition from the port side, it gives
McCredie an aggravation of slabsters
that will be hard for any minor league
club to stack up against and walk
away with the long end of the score.
The International league twirler Mc
Credie is after has Just received his
discharge from the army and tele
graphs he will affix his signature to a
Portland contract if one or two slight
differences are fixed up by the Mc
Credies. The Beaver boss expects to
announce the player's name within the
next few days.
Third Bairmin Needed.
"While dur present roster looks to
be the class of the league, I am hot on
Ihe trail of a good third baseman and
will purchase or make a trade for any
player I think will strengthen the
Portland club," said McCredie yester
day. "There are always some disap
pointments in the training camp. All
ball clubs have their troubles in the
spring. No matter how capable the
players are that a person has -signed
there are always a few who con't make
the grade.
"I aim to carry seven pitchers the
first part of the season. The league
says we must cut down to 15 players
after the first 30 days and from the
present outlook I am going to have a
corking good bunch of pitchers. The
going gets mighty tough at the start
and we have two hard series right off
the bat away from home. When I start
the season I want enough pitchers so
that I can shove one in there as soon
as the fellow in the box starts wob
bling. The pitchers are not all in the
best of shape until the season has gone
at least a month."
Walter McCredie plans on leaving
for San Francisco and Crockett about
Thursday night. He took inventory
of his baseball supplies at the ball
park yesterday and there is a defici
ency of bats, balls, uniforms an' every
thing. From San Francisco McCredie will
go up to Crockett and be on hand to
welcome any players who might arrive
shead of schedule time, Tuesday,
March 11.
Eddie Bogart, well-known Portland
ballplayer, who cavorted around third
base for Aberdeen last year, has ac
cepted terms with Portland and will
sign a contract today. Bogart played
67 games in the Pacific Coast Inter
national league last season and hit the
pellet at a .311 clip.
The writer saw and talked with Earl
Coen in Tacoma Thursday and the
recent acquisition to the Beaver in
field closely resembles Bobby Davis
who formerly played with Portland.
Coen is said to be a speedy infielder
with a very accurate peg to the bases
and if he can hit up to Coast league
requirements, might settle a huge
problem for the McCredies.
Lyle Bigbee. former university of
Oregon star football, basketball and
baseball player, was a Portland visitor
yesterday. Bigbee twirled for Spo
kane last season and later with one
of the Seattle shipyard teams until he
went into the army. I expects to
sign a Seattle contract.
Beckett and Goddard Will Determine
Right to Challenge.
LONDON, Feb. 2S. The announce
ment made by the Central News that
W. O. W. Beckett of Southampton,
who knocked out Bombardier Wells
last night, would jneet Georges Car
pentier, the French heavyweight cham
pion, is not confirmed as yet.
Sporting writers in the morning
newspapers say that the winner of the
fight between Beckett and Frank God
dard will meet the Frenchman.
Salem Plays Albany Tonight, j
-ALBANY, Or., Feb. 28. (Special.)
The high school basketball teams of
Salem and Albany will play in this city
tomorrow evening in the first inter
scholastic contest of the season in Al
bany. The game will be played in the
gymnasium of the junior high school
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Dismissal of Students Who Took
Part in Parade May Lead to
More Serious' Woes.
28. (Special.) The row at Stanford
overthe Washington's birthday parade
of the freshmen took on a more serious
aspect today, when it became known
that is freshmen may be expelled and
several of the fraternities may lose
their charters as a result of the holi
day demonstration. A strike of the
upper classmen is threatened.
For years the freshmen have staged
a parade on Washington's birthday,
and each year the affair has become
a little more daring and a trifle more
risque. This year's parade is generally
characterized as "the limit." and
protests -by the dozens have poured
into the faculty from men and women
students. Campus gossip has it today
that two more "frats" are likely to
have their charters revoked and that
75 to 100 freshmen may be expelled.
Nor is this all. The upper classmen
declare that they are at least par
tially responsible for the affair, and
say they will not stand for a revoca
tion of the fraternity charters and the
expulsion of freshmen.
National League President Says Con
fusion Would Result.
NEW YORK, Feb. 28. President
John A. Heydler of the National league
stated today that he did not believe
the agitation for a 154-game schedule
would result in a change in the 1919
season plans.
"While it would be an easy matter
from a physical standpoint to change
the schedule at this time." said Presi
dent Heydler. "the result would be
both far-reaching and confusing. The
return to normal conditions throughout
the country has been more rapid, per
haps, than was foreseen at our annual
meeting, but any attempt to readjust
our schedule now would produce com
plications which would offset any ad
vantages to be gained by the additional
14 games.
"The various clubs of the league have
completed th;ir sprir.g training plans,
made dates for numerous exhibition
games, r.nd otherwise assumed con
tractual obligations which it would be
hard to rearrange. Furthermore, we
are finding it difficult to secure the
early release of players now In govern
ment service and need the additional
time to complete the team rosters."
Railsplitters Are in First Place, With
Six Victories and No Defeats
as Result of Decision.
At a meeting of the Interscholastic
Athletic association directors yester
day, Francis Alstock. Columbia uni
versity basketball team forward, was
pronounced ineligible to play with the
Columbia team this season, having
played in parts of several games with
the Christian Brothers team last year,
so all of Columbia's games played this
season will automatically be thrown
out. Lincoln high school was the only
one to protest Alstock and the basket
ball team of that school is the only
aggregation interested in whether he
is ineligible to' play this season.
Columbia has been the only team
able to defeat Lincoln this season,
trimming the latter, 19 to 13, two
weeks ago. Coach Dewey of the Lin
coln team entered a protest Just be
fore the game. The board's action in
declaring Alstock Ineligible puts Lin
coln in the lead again with six vic
tories and no losses. Jefferson has
been tied with Lincoln, having won
six games and lost one. Jefferson de
feated Columbia, so will not benefit
by the latest action. Lincoln defeated
Jefferson early in the season, so It
looks as though the Railsplitters will
walk away with the title this season
Jefferson has yet to play a fast team
in James John, while Lincoln's only
hard game left is with Washington.
James John and Jefferson are on an
even footing and neither team looms
up as the favorite. Both quintets have
been traveling -along at a fast gait.
If Washington can play as fast and
hard against Lincoln as it did against
Columbia three weeks ago, the result
of the game is very much in doubt,
but the Washington squad has been
playing such an in-and-out game this
year that it is hard for the fans to
warm up.
The eligibility of post-graduate stu
dents in the local high schools was
also brought up at the meeting of the
principals, but no actoin was taken on
the question. A number of other sub
jects relative to interscholastic ath
letics were talked over, but nothing
was acted upon.
S. F. Ball, principal of Franklin
high school, who is president of the
Interscholastic Athletic association, will
call another meeting of the principals
in about two weeks, when plans for the
year will be mapped out.
Philadelphia Tennis Player Becomes
Middle Atlantic Champion.
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 28. William
T. Tilden II, Philadelphia, captured the
middle Atlantic indoor tennis cham
pionship by defeating Vincent Richards,
New York, in the final round of the
senior singles here today, 4-6, 6-3, 5-7,
6-2. 7-5.
Tilden gained the victory by his bril
liant playing in the last two sets. His
spectacular smashing and volleying at
tack, coupled with great court covering
and sensational "gets," stood out con
spicuously. He used his straight bullet
delivery to advantage, and varied this
with his tremendous reverse twist,
which proved too much for Richards.
The court was wet for the start of
the match, but later dried off.
Handling himself better on the slip
pery footing. Richards won the open
ing set. 6-4. but in the second Tilden
broke through his opponent's service
on the fourth game and won the set on
his own service, 6-3. In the third set
Tilden once more broke through Rich
ards' service on the fourth game, but
the youngster came right back and
smashed through Tilden's twisting
service, eventually taking the set, 7-5
Tilden hit up the pace in the fourth set
and romped away with it, 6-2.
With sets two all, Richards led in
the fifth set, five games to one. In the
seventh he had Tilden at 30 love and
needed only two more points to win
the match. At this point Tilden rallied
and displayed one of . the most spec
tacular smashing and volleying attarks
seen in this section for years. The
New York lad fought desperately to
stave off defeat but was unable to
stem the tide.
Fast Basketball Teams Will Meet
CLATSKANIE, Or., Feb. 28. (Spe
cial.) The fast South Parkway basket
ball team of Portland il i meet the
Clatskanle alumni five on the local
floor Saturday night and a great game
is expected. The alumni has not played
many games this year, but has been
practicing faithfully for months against
the high school and Is in shape to give
the visitors a real battle.
The Portland squad Is the fastest in
dependent team of that city. Manager
Larson reports a huge advance sale of
tickets and the Clatskanle boys will
have plenty of support.
McAndless Defeats Trump In Balk
line Billiard Tournament.
CHICAGO, Feb. 28. IL C. Allison of
Detroit won from J. E. C. Morton of
Philadelphia, 300 to 243 in 30 Innings,
and David McAndless of Chicago, de
feated Percy P. Trump of Pittsburg.
300 to 123 in 25 innings In today's play
in the annual national amateur balk
line billiard tournament. High runs:
Allison, 54 and 34; Morton, 35 and
37: McAndless, 63 ajid 25; Trump, 25
and 17.
.Averages Allison. 7 34-28: Morton.
6 15-38; McAndless. 12: Trump, 4 23-25.
Match Will Be Staged in Buffalo in
Last Week In March.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Feb. 28. Bennv
Leonard, lightweight champion, will
box Jimmy Duffy in Buffalo. N. Y., the
last week in March, according to an
nouncement by Billy Gibson, his man
ager, here tonight. Gibson said be
also had accepted an offer for Leonard
to meet Joe Welling in Newark, N. J.,
at an early date.
' No suitable boxer has been found
here to meet Leonard, Gibson said, so
the champion and his manager will
leave Los Angeles Sunday -or Monday
for Salt Lake City without a bout here.
Martin McKee, a coal miner at Spring
field. III., won a wager of t by eating
at one sitting 25 big pickles, weighing
aiiogetu im aau, pounds.
Special 750-Target Match Against
Green Lake Club Arranged for
A number of Portland's best known
trapshooters will go to Seattle tonight
with the Portland Gun club team,
which is billed to shoot a special 750
target match against a picked team of
the Green Lake Gun club of Seattle.
Sunday will be the opening day of
the Washington State Trapshooters'
association shoot, and many of the
Portland scattergun artists will remain
over for the entire programme.
The men shooting on the Portland
team are Frank Templeton, state cham
pion; J. W. Seavey, former state cham
pion: E. H. Keller, Frank Van Atta
and Jess B. Troeh. The Portland team
defeated the Seattle five here two
weeks ago at Everding park by 44 tar
gets, and the result of the return
match on the Seattle team's home
grounds is awaited with interest by
followers of ihe trap game here.
Among the members of the Portland
Gun club who will accompany the team
will be A. K. Downs, J. C. Morris, Ab
ner Blair, A. A. Hoover, Fred H. Peter
son, C. B. Preston, R. Thompson and
Frank Troeh.
For the benefit of the shooters who
will remain in Portland, a special mer-
chandida shoot has been arranged for
l-veruing park tomorrow.
First Half Ends With Score of H
to Five in Favor of Losers,
but Lead Is Lost.
Ioterscholastie Raokethall League Standing.
W. I- Prt.l . W. I.. Pet.
3-ttmon ft 1 James Johii.. 4 3 ..'.71
Lincoln 6 1 .H..7 Hill J . .JH
WaahitiRton. ." 2 lommfrr. . . 2 A
Krankllii 4 a ..i7i;'h l n liros.. 1 fi .lrttl
Columbia.... 4 3.671Urnaon 1 H.ltR!
In one of the most exciting basketball
games of the season the I'.enson Poly
quintet defeated the Christian l".thers
basketball team. 21 to 17, yesterday aft
ernoon at the Franklin gymnasium. It
was the first victory of the season for
the Benson team.
The Christian Brothers' team wm in
the lead, 14 to 5 points, at the end of
the first halt and the outlook was not
any too promising for Benson. How
ever, the team staged a real comeback
and won out, 21 to 17 points.
Ferguson and Scott starred for the
winners, while Shaw tthowed up to the
best advantage for Christian Brothers.
The lineup:
B;non ;i). Ch'st'n. Brni 17.
Ktohela (4 ..,.....F (SI Shaw
FYrsuaon (9) K (2 Trhdn
Lennox O Mi Bren
Scott 8) 2 Funrltrhlda
Baker U l.aniran
L.ln4 Spare T.avarnlcn
Hefrree. Leon Kbm Jr.; timer, 'liabe"
Thomas; scorer, TV Kiln.
Durno, University Forward, and
Reardon, Corvallls Guard,
Perform Best of All.
Or., Feb. 28. (Special.) The Univer
sity of Oregon crack basketball five
defeated the Oregon Agricultural col
lege quintet here tonight, by the score
of 34 to 17. The game was not excep
tionally fast, as both teams playld cau
tious basketball and took few chances.
The Oregon team went well at all
stages of the game and showed itself
to be the best of the two teams.
Oregon held the Aggies to one field
basket in the first period. The. Aggies
missed 19 shots at the basket when
they were within a few feet of the net.
The best playing of the evening was
done by Durno, Oregon forward, and
Reardon. Aggie guard. Reardon guard
ed the Oregon wizard In fine style and
he slipped over only three baskets on
the O. A. C. veteran.
In the second period the Aggies
showed signs of lifo and- made the
game inure luteieuting, although they
did not at any time menace Oregon's
lead. Durno shot eight out of 11 fouls,
and with the six points secured on field
baskets, was high-point man. McCart
played the best game for the Aggies.
The lineup
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itleree, tit'or Anderson. Portland.
Oregon Quintet Trlumps by Score of
3 2 to 24.
Or., Feb. 28. Special.) The Oregon
freshmen won over the O. A. C rooks
here tonight by the score of 32 to 24.
The Oregon first-year team had the
edge on the contest at all stages, but
appeared to lose some of the pep on
the later stages of the game and al
lowed the rooks to catch up. "Skeet"
Manerud starred for the frosh, scoring
12 poihts for his team. Marc Latham,
freshman center, also played a. nice
game and gathered four field baskets.
For the Aggie first-year team,
Schrocder, forward, played the best
game, followed by Ikrman. center. Ore
gon is now one game ahead on the
series and the two teams will clasb
again tomorrow afternoon.
The lineup:
tirunn Krh. (321. O. A. C Hooks I4l.
Manerud 112) K (Ill .-ch roeder
Watch rti V i4i McIMnald
Latham il i? ii n.-rmann
Bcllnrs 14 l I'loiiRh
V. .lacobbcrcer 2..; 4i McUlu
Iteleree, eUorse Anderson. Portland.
Lars Hansen Qf st. Paul Unable to
Retain Balance.
2S. The world's record rki jump of
203 feet came near being broken today
when Lars Hatigcn of St. Paul. Minn.,
Jumped 209 and 212 feet but was un
able to retain hia balance and fell In
each instance. He did not win the
professional event, however, at the
annual ski tournament here with his
343 points, his brother. Anders Haugen.
also of Minnesota, getting 349 points.
al:o covered more than 203 feet, but
he. too. fell after a jump of 205 feet.
He won on points, however, hy remain
ing on his feet after a shorter junto.
Nels Jensen of the Great Lakes naval
training station won the amateur event
with 2U5 points ami a Jump of 1 1 S feet.
Edward Trinder of Steamboat Springs
wb second and E. Hood of Chicago
Hollaiiay Five Desires Game Willi
Columbia Juniors Team.
The manager of the Holladay
Juniors basketball team Is hot on the
trail of the Columbia Juniors. It seems
that the Columbia Juniors played the
Holladay Midgets last week and de
feated the latter team. In turning In
the report of the game, the manager
of the Columbia Juniors stated that hia
aggregation had defeated the Holladay
Junijrs Instead of sayinz the Holladay
Now the manager of the Holladay
Juniors wants to straighten the tangle
out by getting a game with the Co
lumbia Juniors and Is open to meet
the latter team at any time. The Hol
laday .Juniors are claiming the 110
pound' champlcnship of tho city.
Score of -I to 3 Results I'roru Hard
Fou;;!it Contest.
The-Stlngarees water polo team de
feated the Whales. 4 to 3. In the Mult
nomah club tank last night. The game
was one of tho best played In the Mult
nomah clubhouse water polo league, so
far. Ed Leslie and McHale starred for
the Slingirees, while Doc Roller, Wtl
raot and Adamxon played in the lime
lieht for the Whales.
The summary:
Patterson F Hnford
I-elle K Perry
McHale O Holler
HucWley i; TVIimot
Mallet Goal Adanmon
(Joala Leslie 2. Roller 2. Wllmot. Mcliale 2.
Timer. E. Koiier: coal tenders, Ralph
Knudsen, Frank O'Hrlen.
Matt Stanley Passes On.
Word has been received from Los
Angeles of the death of Matt Stanley,
former Sacramento. Seattle and Spo
kane catcher. Stanley was 111 for many
years, having left Portland In ISIS for
Los Angeles in an effort to regain his
health. After Stanley's baseball-playing
days were over he worked for A. o.
Spalding & Bro., athletic goods manu
facturers, and was employed by the
Portland branch. While in Los An
geles he worked for the Los Angeles
baseball club and was in charge of the
Read The Orcgurwaa tlatsilicd ads.
State Warden Pleased With
Provisions of Act.
Uniform Deer Season, Shortening of
Fishing Season Are Among;
Important Changes.
STATU CAPITOL. Salem. Or, Feb.
(Special.) "The fish and game
code as passed by the lcstslature just
closed Is the greatest piece of game
conservation legislation ever put over
In the state of Oreiron." wa the dec
laration of State .?ame Warden Carl
Shoemaker, who was here today check
ing over ihe accomplishments of the
session along fish and game lines.
A number of important changes are
contemplated In the new game coe.
Among these is the repeal of the con
rumers' lirens law. which imposed a
licence of 50 cents upon abutting prop
erty owner-, md allowed them to fih
In the stream flowing past their prop
erty for home consumption. This law
had been unconstitutional bv
Circuit Judite n:sley. but all doubt a
to its validity is now settled by its
One of the most Important powers
,-onferred upon the fih and game com
miwion by the act is that extending
to the fi.-h and game commission the
authority to close a stream to commer
cial fishinir. but to leave 1t open to
angling. This does not conter upon
the commission the power to open a
ftrea.n in disregard of the provisions of
the stjtu'w. but il may close it as It
sees fit, regardless of statutory regu
lation.t. Ieer Sruoa t nlforaa.
The fish and game code also makes
t!ie deer season uniform throughout the
state, being open from September 1
to October 31. Inclusive, with a bag
limit of two Jeer with horns, there be
ing no chans in the limit.
The duck reason under the act Is to
extend from October 1 to January IS,
inclusive, and In all counties in west
ern Oregon, with the exception of Clat
sop, Columbia. Multnomah and Tilla
mook, open from October li to Febru
ary 13. Inclusive. In the four counties
named the season will he from Sep
tember 13 to liecen-.ber 31.
This Changs In the season. In par
ticular as It affects the four counties
named. Is of wide significance to the
lovens of sport, as It is believed in
t'nis Is found a satisfactory solution
of the Juck bailing question. vhlch
has arisen from time to time to con
front the various legislatures. In fact,
this provision In the act was reached'
as a compromise on the .luck baiting
eubject and caused the duck baiting
bill to die a natural death In committee
without furtlier discussion.
Uiid.r the arrangement reached, the
duck hunters who bait their game
along the Columbia and Its tributaries
will have cleaned up their shooting
by December 31. and this will allow
Ihe birds to drift on down into Ihe
Willamette valley counties in search
of better feeding grounds. It is be
lieved this will obviate the contention
that has been kept up by Willamette
valley sportemen that duck baiting
practlcaly kills the sport in the val
ley. female Illrds Allowed.
Another change of prime Importance
Is a provision a I low i tip- the killing of
three female Chinese pheasants out o
a bag of ten. State Game Warden Shoe
maker declares that this Is one of the
best moves taken for the conservation
of the birds, iniutmuch as now. when
a female pheasant is killed. th hunts
man throws it Into the brush. By
legalizing the killing of a limited num
ber he believes that it will be for the
best Interests of the pheasant shooter.
One other feature of importance
which was ;li-:ei In the la at the
Inst minute was a clot-ed season of four
months on trout. As it now stands,
the feeason will be closed during Ie
cember, January, February and March.
The act originally provided for a closed
season for Jauuarv, February and
"We have tightened up throughout
the act. and the code will go a long
way toward consering game and will
not materially interfere with the
sportsman." Is the declaration of Mr.
Montana Retting mil Passed.
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. 2S. The bill
to permit bettlnir on horse races under
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the feverish days
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Business is re
turninpr to natural,
healthful activity.
There is plenty of
coal for the fur
nace and plenty of
sugar for the cof
fee and plenty of
clothes for every
body. It is the quality,
however, more
than the quantity
that concerns this
Exclusive Acents for
"Sampeck" Clothes for
Younp; Men and Their
Fathers, Too.
Washington at Sixth
the pari-mutuel system at state and
county fairs for periods not longer
than six days parsed the senate today
by a vote of 26 to in. and. halng pre
viously passed the house, now goes t
English Champion Knocked Out by
W. O. W. Ilcckctt.
LONDON. Feb. 2S. In a 20-round
boxing contest at the Holbern t-tadlum
Thursday night J'.;.:::'.ir'i!er Wells, the
Kritish heavyweight rhampion, wu
knocked out in the fifth round by W.
O- W. Heckett of Southampton. Interest
attaches to the bout inasmuch as the
winner now will fitht Frank tloddard
for tho honor of meeting the French
heavyweight champion, tieorges Car
pentier. The Frenchman witnessed the
contest tonight.
Heckett fought for the air service In
the recent Albert hall tournament,
where he defeated the American. Joe
Tonight's contest was tense and ex
citing. It soon became apparent, how
ever, that Wells was suffering from
"nerves." He went to the floor re
peatedly, yet he fought with great skill
and had things his own way in ih
second and fourth rounds. Neverthe
less lie was counted out in the fifth.
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