Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 26, 1919, Page 15, Image 15

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THE 3IORMXG OKEGONIAX, WEDNESDAY. 3IARCII 26, 1919.
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FIRST TRACK MEET
. SET FOR
Keen Competition Expected at
Columbia Exposition.
ENTRIES ARE NUMEROUS
J"ra-Ucally All Grammar and High
School Jn Portland Will He
Kcprccsntcd In Evcnis.
ET KICHARD R. SHARP.
The 1I track season will open here
ith a run and jump Saturday after
noon at the Columbia university coli
seum when the Trst annual junior
track and field meet will hold the
boards with every lii h srhool and
practically every grammar school in
J'ortland rcprcfnieu.
I lie juiii" ' - ' i
J.-t3 up to and including n .-ears i.
age. who hava pni r w..n a pcnnl in an
interscholaMic meet. Willi Frank. in.
Jefferson. Wai-hington. Hill nn-1 :-n-fn
entering exceptionally l'i teams
for thn meet, indications point to the
banner junior .vent of the season.
Itobert Krolm. physical director of
t!ie public schools. no m i';"
is assisting Herman Took,
...n.i.ti.. rtir.etor at Coliupbia nniver
t-ity. iu lining up the grammar school
t ,i....t and some speedy young timber
rvne.-ted to be uncovered. Columbia
university, as well as the other schools.
li. heve the meet will develop somo oar
lioms iii tlia way of track -man. lie-
Jajs will be a feature of the day and
ii II followers of the gamo know that
a, r-lay race is Just so many yards of
excitement.
There will be plenty of keen com
Tjctition among the grammar schools as
well as eligible high school auucies.
Hie I't.ninsula grammar school ia out
with the sole purpose of tnowtne the
fans that it has the best track squad
In its class In twn, and Ladd. Shat
tuck. Couch and other schooU are just
as determined.
Columbia, has a few pood boys In the
grammar school class wcli as will five
any four-feet-six men in town a race.
.Among these are "Kamiy" Butler, son
of Mike II. Hull.T.
Kfforts are being made bv the of
ficial at Colntiibia university to inakt?
the first annual junior meet something
to be looked for in coming years.
.Meets such as the one w hicn will be
Maged in the Columbia coliseum fc':itur
ciay, it ia claimed, will be a wonderf'il
help in developing future athletic
stars and will give the youngster their
Tirst taste of competition. Ity the time
these grammar Kchnol boys reach high
school they will he ready to step in
and put inter. holastic athletic back
on the basts it enjoyed a number of
seasons ago. The track will be in he
best possible shape by Saturday.
TTntrles for the bis northwest cpen
and academic meet slated for tir? Co
lumbia coliseum on April 1! are be
ginning to come In and by the end of
this week, one will be able to draw
a line on Just what will be represented.
Amone the new entries this year is
the Cheniawa Indian school whicn will
have some formidable stock .-ntired.
Mr.Minnville college has also scat in
a few entries.
There is some talk of rnnninsr a new
event in the form ,of a 50-ard low
burdles race. This should brine a new
record to the l'acific coast l.i indoor
events, as there is plenty of good
hurdling talent in this patt of the
country.
BT BILLY EVANS.
WHAT is the best style of play In
baseball? That Is a debatable
question. Some managers lean to the
Jut-and-run theory at all times, others
to the sacrifice, while others mix things
up to suit the occasion. A manager 13
Always judged by results, so if his team
"up there," his method of play is
usually regarded with lavor. However,
the best style of play as a rule depends
n the make-up of the team.
There is ono theory In baseball al
most Infallible, jet it has its flaws: I
raw that proven in a number of games
last summer. The theory is that if a
toam get away with an early three or
four-run lead, the sacrifice play by the
'lposir.g team must be abandoned. The
team bull 1 ml shifts to the hit and run
l licving there must be a bunching of
1:11s to score enougn runs to even the
..ore. tvrhaps in most cases the htt
snd run is the more proper play, but
tnere are many exceptions.
I recall a game in which Washington
got a tnree-run lead in the first inning.
Walter Johnson wus pitching for Wash
ington, so a three-run lead looked good.
Walter Johueun is a pretty hard man
to bunch hits on and, with a three-run
l--.nl. ho is even harder to hit in a pinch.
J wondered what style of play the op
j.jing team would ailop. in an effort
to overcome the three-run lead.
Hlt-aad-lluB Urines Double I'lay.
The first man up got on through an
error by an lnfiel.ler. Would the op
posing team try to offfct that three
j'111 lead by trying to get a run at a
l-.me. or would they resort to the hit-fad-run
piny to get a bunch of tallies?
1 was inclined to believe that, with
Johnson working and eight innings To
j;o. the one-run-at-a-tlnie system would
best serve their purpose. The batter
1 it at the first ball, sent a line drive
to the waiting hands of the second
baseman, who tossed to first for a
louble play. The next batter made a
long single, which would have scored
a runner from tecond had he been sac
rificed to that station. That appeared
to have been one run wasted.
In tho fourth ir.r.iifg the first man up
w-alktn. Again the question arose as
to which was the better play, the sac
rifice or the hit and run. As I have
t-.-iid. the make-up of a team and the
ability of the batsmen coming up must
receive consideration in determining
the style of play. In this case, the
runner on first was a fast man. the
fritter a good hunter and the following
By The Weigh
The Boetan Carter is
surprisingly Hght. On in a
jiffy in tKe monursg and
you forget it until nlgtit.
Bat th neat eppenrance
of your ankirs all day
abow it is 00 the job.
Garter,
SATURDAY
hitters possessing more than ordinary
ability at the bat.
The hit-and-run -jlay was again
called on. The catcher divined the In
tent, wasted the first ball, and threw
the runner out at second by a wide
margin. The batsman was retired, but
the next two batters hit safely, which
probably meant anoth run. had the
sacrifice been used. Of course, this is
a second guess, but I am trying to show
that at times the sacrifice Is perhaps as
good. If not better, than an effort to
overcome a lead than the hit and run.
particularly if the lead Is pile up early
and the opposing pitcher is a star.
naa Made. Bat Not Kaoigk.
In the eighth inning, with one down
a three-base hit and a sacrifice fly net
ted a run. In the ninth, with two down
a base on balls, a passed ball and
long double added another run. Wash
inglou didn't score after the first in
nlng. but won. 3 to I. After the gam
I thoughf the use of the sacrifice in
stead of the hit and run early in tha
game might have beaten Washington.
It does seem a rather slow method to
overcome a three or fourrrun lead, on
run at a time, but I am trying to show
that under certain conditions such
synem seems to merit consideration
When Connie Mack's team of five or
six years ago was winning pennants
and world s championships. It was
team that mixed things up. rossesse
a great batting strength. It used the
hit-and-run play with tocc..8, prin
cipally because it had men who could
i hit. when the runner essayed to art
vance. Likewise. It played the sacrinc
to great advantage. It was a club tha
mixed "em up. and double-crossed th
upposition by doing the opposite to ex
ncclat ions.
Fielder Jone, while a major league
manager, was always a believer in tli
use of the sacrifice almost exclusively
He got away in fine, stylft with tha
method whiie managing the White Sox,
because it was the best style suited t
that tr Hm. The ox were a weak hit
ting club, linown ss the "hillcss won
ders." Unch day they would get a run
or two. because some of the few hit
mad' ramo at the proper time. L usuall
the hits arrived after the batter had
worked the pitcher for a base on ball,
and been sacrificed to second. In many
ca&es, the few runs were enough to win
because of the great strength or hi
pitching staff Walsh. White, Alt rock
and Stnlth, and the work of the brll
liant Billy Sullivan back of the bat.
coupled with a strong defense. With
the St. Louis Federals Jones adopted
the same style with success. Ills pilch
ing staff again justified that style. With
the St. Louis Browns, the one-run
method was a failure, because consist
ent high-class pitching waa lacking.
Neither had he the defense he boasted
of at Chicago.
(Copyright. 1519. by W. G. Evans.)
Squirrel Food.
TNILLIAJtD championships are always
1 M decided on the level.
Fred Merrill is authority for the
statement that no time was ever saved
by stopping a clock.
Twelve Is the highest number ever
thrown in a crap game.
Luther Burbank has so far failed to
produce a squirtless grapefruit.
Not onee during Itls big league career
has Ty Cobb stolen first base.
"Chick" Evans dethroned Bob Gard
ner as national amateur golf champion
in 1916. but so far Bob has not even in
timated that the match waa a frame
up and that he "laid down." Golf is 1
quer same.
Conceals! Couplee.
Loaded dice.
Follies of 1919.
Fred Fulton.
Jack Johnson.
m m m
Jim Flynn picks Jess Willard to de
feat Jack TJempsey. Having been
knocked out by Fat Larue, Flynn qual
ifies aa au authority.
With Johnny Couch and Dave Daven
port playing ball this season, their
managers probably will abolish the
well-known bench.
e
Tex Rickard is pretending that he is
worried over the selection of a referee
for the Willard-Immpsey 'maybe'
match, but Tex is worrying a whole lot
more about the sucker crop.
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The boys who promised you ducks
and then fell down will now promise
you a mess of trout and a little later
switch the gift to a hunk of venison
Then they will get around with the
ducks again. In the meantime the
butcher boy calls regularly.
ITinkle to Succeed Himself
CHICAGO, March 25. Paul S. Hinkle,
captain and guard oh the University of
Chicapo basketball team, will succeed
himself as leader of the quintet.
His election was unanimous. Hinkle
is the first Chicago man in a decade to
be honored with two successive cap
taincies of the same team. The Maroon
finished second in the western confer
ence race, winning 10 out of 12 games.
MISSOURI THIRSTY STUNG
Xeatly Wrapped Bottles Found to
Contain Vinegar.
KL-ITON". Mo. Bottles all neatly
wrapped anl Fupposed to contain the
stuff that is to be retired from active
service July 1 found a ready sale
among the stock sales day visitors
here this week, all of whom were ready
to pay the supposed "bootleggers" J1.50
a Pint for their extra good brand.
The purchasers also promised on
their oath that they would keep "mum"
about the matter, and under no consid
eration "snitch" on the trafficers in
booze.
Taking their bottles they quietly
hied themselves away to secluded spots
and took a pood, healthy swiggle of
the contents of tho bottle. One good
swallow, but no more. ' With an oath
they flung the bottles from them. Per
sons visiting the rendezvous later
found bottles that were still practically
full of the "liquor."
It was fluid that looked like whisky,
might have passed for the smell of
some brands of whisky, and tasted like
whisky? Never! The enterprising
"bootleggers" had filled the
bOttlesl
with vinegar and made a "cleaning.
Although "stung" the purchasers had
no recourse. All they could do was to
wash out their mouths and cuss.
LOS ANGELES ACE RETURNS
Lieutenant Jlurphjr lias Interesting
F.xperlcnee Abroad.
LOS AXCKLKS. Lieutenant Linus J.
Murphy, formerly one of this city's
most promising athletes, returned re
cently to the home of his aunts. Miss
Cordelia Macey and Mrs. Stevens of
1337 Maltman avenue, Hollywood, from
service in France after an unusually
interesting career.
In December, 191", after an unsuc
cessful attempt to enlist in the motor
transport corp, he joined the air serv
ice at lierkelcyY Later he gained Ms
commission and was sent to France.
While flying there he was posted a a
draft evader by local board 15 when
his questionnaire failed to be returned.
s-hortly afterward lie attempted a
cross-country flight in France, but his
machine fell to the ground and he was
badly injured. He recovered in a hos
pital and returned to duty. Again he
was Injured and a letter written by an
associate in France to a friend here
stated that he had been killed. Neither
his father, who is a wealihy tvpolen
. . .v and
at the
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manufacturer of Plymouth, Mass., nor
is aunts here could get authentication
of the rep'ort and for some time were in
uspense.
In France Lieutenant Murphy dia
aliant work In the air service and was
rated as one of the leading American
aces. us return to me cny yesieraay
was unheralded and the news broke
when he paid a visit to Charles Keppen
;it the lios Angeles Athletic cluo. Be-
ore enlisting Lieutenant Murphy was
nstructor of French at the W'estlake
Military academy.
DESPONDENT MAN SUICIDE
Veteran) Knds Life in Order to Join
Mate, Says Coroner.
CLYDE, N. T. Taking his life so he
cnuld loin bis dead wife is the conclu-
. . . . , thio rnnn.
ty in rendering a verdict on the death
of James King. 25, of this village. Kins
was found dead in bed and beside his
bed was an empty ounce bottle which
had contained carbolic acid. A note
was found on the dead man's body,
reading:
Mother, bury me with Mary. Don't
worry. J. K."
"Marv" was his wife, who died of the
influenza a few weeks ago at BataviaT
Since her death King has been very
despondent, and oftentimes threatened
suicide. He had stated of late that his
wife came to him every night and
asked him to join her.
WEDDING ENDS TROUBLES
Boy, 18, Girl 15, Married After
Serions Charge Made.
LOS ANGELES. Something Justice
Hanby said made a pretty 15-year-old
girl cry. She cried tears of Joy, how
ever, and was able to smile radiantly
through them.
The Justice said to Miss Fay Lucille
Mead and to Ellis Hinkler, who is 18,
''I pronounce you man and wife."
A week ago, when she was only Miss
Mead. Mrs. Hinkler had also shed tears,
bitter ones, because she feared her ro
mance was to be broken up. She had
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at the .Waldorf-Astoria
A fact:
The Waldorf in New York is but one of
the many hotels all over the country, where
Fatima is the largest - selling cigarette.
The same thing is true, for example y
at the Astor, New York, where over 200.00C
Fatimaa are sold every month ;
at the Willard, in Washington;
Gibson and the Sinton, in Cincinnati;
at the Copley Plaza, the Touraine,the Parker
House and Young's, in Boston ;
and at dozens of other leading hotels (and
clubs, too) all over the country.
FATIMA
A Sensible
Bach places as these. low price doesn't
count. Fatimas lead in sales, not because of their
low price, bnt because men PREFER them to
higher-priced cigarettes. They prefer Fa time's taste;
and they And that Fatimas treat them right.
told her sjhoolmates that she was a
"married woman now," and the girl's
teachers heard about it.
Then Juvenile Officer Mack and
Policewoman Laymon came to the house
at 1418 East Thirty-sixth street and
arrested Hinkler on a. serious charge
and took Miss Mead to juvenile halL
But District Attorney Woolwine de
clared the proper and just thing to do
was to let the couple marry, and the
consent of the boy's father arrived by
telegram from Montana. The girls
mother had already consented.
So the young couple was accompanied
to the license bureau by the officers
who placed them under arrest a week
LANPHEI
Every one of them
everywhere and
always is the very
best that skill
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can produce
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Cigarette
before and who acted as witnesses to
the ceremony afterward. They left to
look for a home of their own and prom
ised to call on their friends at the
juvenile department when they were
settled.
IRISH BRIGADE MISSING
British War Orfice Cannot Find
Casement's Organization.
LONDON. The British war office
authorities are trying to find Roger
Casement's Irish brigade, which caused
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such a sensation in 1916. Nothing has
been heard of them since the armistice
was signed. They were recruited In
Limburg prison camp by the traitor
Cosement, who was executed in the
tower of London. The majority of the
Irish prisoners remained loyal, but 52
men were recruited to assist the Ger
mans against England. One of them
named aBiley came to Ireland with
Casement, but it was proved his only
reason for joining the' Irish brigade
was to get back to England, 'soTie was
acquitted.
Some months later Corporal Dowling,
who had joined the brigade at Llmburg,
was landed In Ireland from a U-boat.
CASCO
2 in.
CLYDE
2 in. '
Arrow
Collars
Starched or soft the
Arrow is a depend
able1! indicator of a
satisfactory' collar.
Cluett,Peabody&Co.,Inc
He was arrested, tried and condemned
to death-, but this sentence was com
muted to penal servitude for life. The
German government could not keep its
promise to send these .men to America,
so presumably they are still the guests
of Germany.
St. Joseph to Lose Team.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo.. March 25. Edward
J. HanlOn of Sioux City, owner of the
St. Joseph Western league baseball
club, announced today that the club
would be taken away from St. Joseph,
but declined to say where it would go.
Read The Oregonian classified ads.
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