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SMITH'S STATUS IS
TWO STERLING TWIRLERS SURE OF BERTHS WITH BEAVERS.
Judge McCredie to Ask fori
Star Athletes May Take Part
in Games at Paris.
HUMMEL MAY BE ENTRANT p!
FREE AGENT CLAIM MADE
T1TE MORNING OREGONIAN, 3IONDAY, MARCH 31, 1919,
Flayer Sajs Contract Mot .Mailed
Before March. 1 ; Two Beavers
Judge Williaim Wallace McCredie.
president of the Portland baseball club.
is doubly confused over the status of
Clarence O. Smith, pitcher obtained
from New Orleans In exchange for
Outfielders Sullivan and Daniels.
Smith, in a letter to Secretary Farrell.
of the national association, claims to be :
a free scent as the result of the alleged
non-receipt of a contract from the New
Orleans or Portland clubs, mailed be
fore March 1.
In a letter from A. J. Heinemann.
president of the Pelicans, the Southern I
association prexy merely advises the 1
good judge not to lose Smith, char
acterizing Mm as a sterling heaver but
a "peculiar" fellow. Both the local bar
rister and his nephew know all about
"United States" or "Pop Boy," as he is
known in the south, and what they
want to learn is whether or not New
Orleans still has him in its possession.
Judge McCredie previously had beea
advised by President Heinemann that
a contract was mailed to Smith by the
Pelicans prior to Starch 1. Portland's
contract to Smith was not forwarded
until March 3. Smith is in Fort Worth,
Texas, having come out of the wilds
of ol' Kentucky. Judge McCredie will
write once more to the head of the
Southern association club in an effort
to clear up the subject.
Outfielder C. F. Walker wrote judge
McCredie advising him that his ex
penses from Rocky Mount, N. C. to
Crockett amounted to 1142 and stamped
the old "please remit" sign at the bot
torn of the love letter. The Beaver
prexy will check with the railroad
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paper. His hardest work was in making
McOraw seems to figure that he will
need a lot of managerial aides during
the coming flag race. The leader of all
company today, figure out the high the Giants yearns for one more pen
cost of living and if the figures cor
respond with Dixie's, he'll get a check
pronto. Walker paid his own expenses.
Outfielder Walker and Pitcher
Ceorge Pennington have asked Judge
McCredie to locate apartments for tbem
In Portland. They have heard from the
Portland delegation at Crockett that
apartments and houses are hard to find
here. All prospective landlords are
urged to give the Portland magnate
the well-knonwn telephone call.
A telegramfrom Frank Navin. Be
troit. informs the Portland baseball
company that First Raseman I .Co Dres
sen wishes to play with St. Paul if he
has to go to a minor league club. The
Portland owners are not particular, al
though they would like to have Leo,
and Judge McCredie telegraphed Prexy
avln iast night advising the Tiger
boss that Porotland would make no
further effort to oMain the veteran.
Loads of mail awaited Judge William
Wallace McCredie upon his return from
San Francisco yrsterday. One letter
came from Arthur Koehler, catcher and
first baseman obtained from Detroit.
According to the information Koehler
gives the Jirdge. ho ought to be released
from the army in which he is stationed
in California within a couple of days.
"My original application for discharge
was disapproved but I'm certain I'll be
mustered out within JO days," said
Thelctter was mailed March 21. so
mathematically speaking, Mr. Koehler
should be shoving into Crockett the
end of the week for it will take him a
couple of days to travel from his sta
tion to Crockett. Koehler declares that
he's in fine fettle and with a couple
days- of hitting practice will be ready
lor the opening of the season.
Judge McCredie spent only a half day
night before and all the boys were do-
at Crockett Friday. It had rained the
ing was a little fungn hitting.
"No club wanted Paddy Siglin be
eau2e they could not pay him what he
demands and remain within the salary
limit." said the Beaver prexy. "ft did
not take me two minutes to get waiv
ers on him. The report that Oakland
offered him a better salary is ridic
ulous. Cal Kwing told me there was
no truth in it.
Judge McCredie says that the coast
league schedule will be released within
two or three days. Portland remains
home three weeks after the opening
of the season here Veunesday, April
23, Against Vernon. Seattle will be an
opponent during another of the three
weeks and then Portland will hit the
road, but does not go to the Sound City
onus 1 1 rat trip north.
nant. ec he can step over to the mag
rating end with a world's record for
flag winning to his credit.
Gcoree Gibson has been hired to
coach the pitchers. Captain Mathew
son is to serve as assistant manager
until such time as McGraw names him
Th latest coach to be added to the
Giant roster is none other than "Lib
erty" Schacfer, formerly known as
"Germany." admittedly baseball's great
est comedian under wbatsover name he
may choose to select.
Every veteran player in the coast
league this season is predicting that
Clint Prouch will have a big season
.MORTON DEFEATS YANNIGAXS
ritclicr IJclcased by McCredio Dem
ALAMEDA, Cal.. March SO. (Special.)
A couple of days ago Walter McCre
die, manager of the Portland team, re
leased Pitcher Harry Morton, a San
Francisco sandlot product, because he
thought he was not a real pitcher, but
maybe' now McCredie wishes that he
had waited a while. McCredie sent a
bunch of Beaver yannigans here from
Crockett to play Katto's all-stars, and
they returned home with a 1 to 0 defeat
tagged to them, because Morton pitched
for the stars and allowed only one hit,
which was made in the ninth inning
after two were out. and two strikes
were called on "Kettle" Wirts. Mor
ton fanned 12. The run was made off
Mitchell In the fifth inning. Boldt.
another player released by McCredie,
singled. Osgood sacrificed and Furrier
singled to right, scoring Boldt. The
Portland I All-Stars
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Mitchell. p. 1
Lewis: first base on called balls, off Horton
4. off Mitchell 1; struck out, by Morton 1-',
by Mlli-hell ": stolen base, Ooen; double
plays. Rittcr to I'enncr to Walters; Con
I'enncr to alters. l ime ol Kame, i:.j.
Umpires. Nissan and Pssano.
MICHIGAN CITIES ORGANIZED
MOTOR BOAT CLUB
IN T ATE
First Ceremony Scheduled for
SECRET SESSION ARRANGED
Public Dock and Landing Stage
l'oot of Woodward Avenue Is
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sacrifice hits Mongs. Ospood
George S. Shepherd has been elected
Ice-president of the Portland baseball
company while Hugh McCredie has
been named as secretary. Mr. Shepherd
is an attorney in the same office with
Judge McOredie and previously served
Governor Olcott has been asked to
pitch the first ball Aprif 23. opening
day. His battery mate will be Mayor
William Shepherd, a sheep and stock
buyer and brother of George S. Shep
herd, and George L. Parker, well-known
local sportsman, have purchased season
Minor League, Known as Michigan-
Ontario, Js Formed.
DETROIT. Mich., March 30. Four
Michigan cities are going to try minor
league baseball again this year, forming
half of a new circuit to bo known as
tho Michigan-Ontario league.
Michigan members of the league will
be Flint, Battle Creek. Saginaw and
Bay City. The Canadian group is made
up of Hamilton, London, Kitchener and
It is planned to start the season about
May 15 and close on Labor day or the
Sunday following; Forfeits have been
posted by all clubs as a guarantee to
complete the season
The committee of bunk-ancers hav
ing officially completed their bunking,
the first Initiation ceremony of the
Portland Motor Boat club has been set
for Tuesday evening, April 8, at 8:15
o'clock, at the ciubhousc.
The ceremon;. very naturally, is to
be a secret meeting, and club members
only will be admitted by the guard
Chairman George Kelly and his com
mittee, Kay Neuberger, William K.
Iove. Dr. Charles E. Hill, L. I. Myers,
Marion Boone, G. L. Gade, R. If. Jame
son and C. IL Johnston, have evolved
several new events In tho way of
initiation stunts, and by the time the
prospective candidate has finished his
examination he will bo fitted to navi
gate anything from a coal scuttle to an
The dock commission has completed
arrangements for a public dock and
landing stage at the foot of Woodward
avenue, at the north end of the Motor
Boat club's moorage, and river sports
men very shortly will be able to load
and unload their parties of guests with
.minimum of trouble. This public
andlng has been urged for years by
the Motor Boat club, as it is the only
public landing place on the east side
of the river between Morrison street
and Sellwood. Being accessible to the
Brooklyn car line, makes it specially
The overhauling season at the Motor
Boat club moorage is on in full blast.
The runabout "Rudy" is just off the
ways sporting everything from a new
coat of paint, inside and out. to a new
propellor; and the skipper claims close
to 19 miles per. The cruiser Sea Wolf
also is being dolled up; the cruiser
Spear IV soon will be in action; the
runabout Peggy III is navigating with
a new V-type windshield and various
have seen for years.
"fixin's"; the runabout Elne is run-about-ing.
for the first time in two
years; the runabout Neverin is once
more disturbing the placid Willamette
Swimming in the Willamette will be
the next thing on the books and it will
not be many more moons before the re
sorts along the river will be open for
business as usual. A number of out
door wter events also are scheduled
and, all told, there is more activity
for Portland- this year. . chief among
them the National A. A. U. one-mile
marathon swim, the winner of which
Hurdler Is In France, but Details of
Whether He AVfll Take Part In
Contests Are.Kot Known.
BY EARL R. GOODWIN.
While nothing definite has been
learned, there is a great possibility that
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic club
will be represented at the athletic
games of the American expeditionary
forces in Paris next June.
Letters have been coming across the
Atlantic from the boya who are waiting
their turn to return to the United
States and several of the Portland com
panies have star athletes who are said
to be listed for the contests. Among
the famous "Winged M" athletes over
seas is Sergeant Walter A. Hummel,
who made several national records and
was national quarter-mile hurdle cham
pion in 1916, which, honor he won at
Newark, N. J.
In 1917 he was in the army, and with
but a few weeks' training went east
to compete in the title events of the
American Athletic union, taking third
in the 440-yard hurdles. At present
Hummel is stationed with the 364th
field hospital company, 316th sanitary
train of the 91st division, and several
letters received by the writer from
members of his old outfit state that
Hummel may be one of the American
athletes left in Paris to enter the cham
pionships. Transfer May Be in Store.
Sergeant Hummel is anxious to get
back home to his old haunts in Port
land, for he says that he has had
enough of Europe for one long stretch,
anyway. According to letters from
Jimmy Vranizan and Leonard I. Kauf
man and from Hummel himself, the
winged "M" star was sent to Tours,
France, to take charge of some of the
athletics, and to those who know any
thing about army "doings" it looks as
though a transfer was in etore for the
In a letter received last night Hum
mel stated that, after much maneuver
ing, he had been returned to his com
pany, much to hig happiness, and that
ho is in line to return to America with
his old organization, but stranger
things than a transfer at the last
moment have happened in the life of a
T. Morris Dunne, secretary-treasurer
of the Pacific Northwest association.
has been in communication with Secre
tary Frederick W. Rubien of the Ama
teur Athletic union for some time, Sec
retary Rubien wanting to know what
western, athletes are overseas at pres
Eastern men interested in the out
come of amateur athletics are rather
dubious about the chances of the United
States making a big showing in the
Paris games because the return of so
many troops to this country is weak
ening the American athletic team over
there. There is talk of a movement
being put on foot to have several stars
who have returned to this side sent
back to France to battle with the best
of them on the track and field in June.
Many Athletea Return.
According to Everett C. Brown, pres
dent of the South Shore Country club
of Chicago and American commissioner
to tho Olympic games held in Athens,
London and Stockholm, in an article in
eastern papers there is hardly a trans
port docked at Atlantic ports that does
not bring back athletes of national
Mr. Brown believes that a strong
team can be organized on this side in
time to go to France, that is, if trials
will be held in various parts of the
country, just as they were for Olympic
games. The winners could be sent to
concentration camp in the east and
shipped to France aboard one of the
battleships or transports returning for
Now that the government has taken
over the railroads, Mr. Brown believes
that arrangements could be made
easily to transport athletes to the
eastern seacoast training camp.
Whether any trials will be held in
the northwest remains to be seen and
othing will be done until word Is re
ceived from the east by T. Morris
Dunne or A. DuBois Wakeman, chain
man of the registration committee for
the Pacific Northwest association, both
with headquarters in the Multnomah
Amateur Athletic club.
Northwest Men Yet Abroad.
In the 316th sanitary train, of which
pKHE QREGONIAN Has
assembled and published
in book form ; under the
title "Somewhere Near the War"
the twenty-six letters from
Edgar B. Piper, written from
Great Britain and the war zone
in October and November, 1918.
The requests that the series be.
issued in a single volume have
come from many sources; and
the result is a well-printed book
of 150 pages, printed on Antique
book paper in large type, witK
wide margins and adequate
! There is no material change
in the text of the original letters
as published in The Oregonian.
But they have been rearranged
and fully annotated.
The nominal price of 50 cents
has been fixed. Postage will be
additional. The book may be
obtained at the business office
of The Oregonian or it may be
ordered by mail.
POSTAGE PAPER COVERS UNSEALED
5c 5th zone
5c 6th zone 9c
6c 7th zone ., 11c
7c 8th zone .-12c
Sealed Anywhere, 33c
Straight, four up on 45 holes in their
foursome match on the Waverley Coun
try club links yesterday afternoon.
The players were tied at 3t noies,
and the extra nine were necessary to
decide. The contest was an excellent
Hummel is a member, there are several one and productive of some good golf.
northwest luminaries who might be Rain dampened the ardor of a num
induced to spend a few weeks in Paris, ber of the golfers yesterday, and the
Kenny Bartlett, who used to give all large numbers who wolud have turned
the boys a run when it came to throw- out if the spring weather had contin-
Joe S. Jackson of Detroit has been I wm be sent east to compete in the
Sidelights and Satire.
WHO ever heard of a pitcher whose
arm was ever sore enough to hold
tip his salary.
Fred Fulton is to buy a farm. That's
Vetter than trying to buy his way into
form. Fred should make good at rais
ing goats. He made a good one out of
rred Mitchell of the Cubs expects to
stick with his club. Martin Is a good
pitcher If he would take a serious view
ft the pitching problem.
This one from the south on "Rowdy"
"The hieh cost of living has hit
baseball. Rowdy Elliott, for instance,
snourns every time he hears the thud
cf the ball in his new catching mitt.
That backstopping utensil cost him $18
.no more and not a cent less. 'And not
fo many years ago I used to get it
tor S6,' he mourns.
Shoes are coating the ballplayers 12
round wheels per pair. Rowijr showed
up with a new set of coverings for his
tedal extremities. 'Lookit" his mates
ehcuted- The millimaire he can af
- 'Huh-ah.' the famous Powdy One
trrinned back. 'Just a pair I ve salted
wy for m couple of years. Thought
. the price might shoot up.'"
Talk about your captains of finance!
Sammy Beer. , Angel pitcher, could
hardly walk early last week. For the
ajt )ir he has had one of those
awii Ucotyp machine jcb on 4 weekly.
named president of the new circuit
and Fred Wilson of Toronto secretary.
STERXAMAX GETS DISCHARGE
University of Illinois Football Head
Returns to School.
VRBAN'A. 111., March 30. E. C.
("Dutch") Sternaman, star halfback oh
the 1916 and 1917 University of Illinois
football teams and who was elected to
captain the 1918 team, has received his
discharge from army service and has
returned to school.-
Sternaman, whose squirming, dodging
runs enabled Coach Zuppke to keep in
the running, left school last spring
and has been acting as physical director
at Camp Funston, Kan. He played on
the camp football team last. fall. His
experience and ability are expected to
prove big factors in the building up of
a backfield for his 1919 machine.
DUNDEE TO HAVE OPERATION
Xew York - Lightweight Will Meet
Mitchell Upon Recovery.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 30.
Johnny Dundee, the New York light
weight, who was stricken with illness
on the eve of his scheduled ten-round
contest with Richie Mitchell of Mil
waukee, wiil . submit to an operation
for the removal of hia tonsils. His con
test with the Milwaukee lightweight
has been set back to April 4.
Dundee has called, off all Impending
matches and will remain idle until
meeting Mitchell. - -
Phone your want ads to .The Orego
nian, Faone ilain 1070," A 0?5,
National A. A. U. 10-mile event in Phil
adelphia. The one-mile championship
will be held in the Willamette on Au
The next indoor swimming event will
he the Pacific Isiorthwest association
championships, which are scheduled to
take place in the Multnomah club tank
in May or June. The Pacific Northwest
usao.-ia.tion outdoor meet again win oe
held in Victoria. B. C the dates for
which have yet to be set.
Ferdinand Brooke, the former breast
stroke champion of Michigan, has
taken residence in Los Angeles and
will wear the colors of the Los Angeles
Athletic club hereafter.
Norman Ross, of Portland, one of
the greatest swimmers ever developed
in this country and the holder of many
records, will compete under the colors
of the Illinois' Athletic club in future
competition, according to word received
St. Louis 2, Kansas City 1 .
KANSAS CITY, March 30. The St.
Louis Nationals defeated the Kansas
City American association team here
today, 2 to 1. 7 he score:
R. ti. t:. li. 1. ti.
St Louis.. 2 8 3Kans. City. 16 0
Bellingham's Total Is 120.
BELLINGHAM. Wash.. March 30.
Bellingham trapshooters, contesting
with Seattle in the northwest tele
graphic tournament, scored a team to
tal of 1-0 today. Individual scores
were: George Miller, 24; Arnold Rath
man, 24; W. y. Anderson. 24; Dr. H. W.
SpraUey, 21; Jack .Converse, Zi. (
ing the discus, is top sergeant of the
361st motor ambulance company and
Sam Cook, famous as one of the great,
est football players ever developed in
the northwest, is an easy bet to place
in the shot-put event. "Big-Hearted
Sam" always managed to come out on
top when he was battling with the boys
when Tie was in college at the Uni
versity of Oregon. He also won the
championship of the 91st division when
the wild westerners were stationed at
BILLIARD CHAMFIOX DEFEATED
ued were missing at the Waverley,
Portland and Tualatin clubs.
Pocatelol Guarantee Secured.
POCATELLO. Idaho. March 30. (Spe
cial.) By Monday night suffneent
money will be raised to send a com
mittee of five intermountain men, head
ed by J. Robb Brady, son of former
United States Senator Brady, to .New
York City to personally back Pocatel
Io's offer of $160,000 for the Willard-
DemDsey fight. The guarantee money
was raised many times over in 16 min
utes Saturday. C. J. Reid, Idaho FallB
newspaper man, opened offices Satur
day at Pocatello and will direct pub
Alfred de Oro Beats Gns Copulos In
DETROIT, March 30. Alfred de Oro,
three-cushion billiard champion, easily
defeated Gus Copulos, Michigan cham
pion, in the final block of their title
match last night, SO to 38, and took the
series by a score of 150 to 94.
Although last night's game, which
Weill. 00 JiuiiusB. 01 x." "LT Van VleMr 1
match, the challenger was unable to V'"1 '"''..
n. who tort off with an Searie. z, r. fcaynor .
advantage of ten points.
De Oro made the high run of the
match, a six, and his 1.11 was the high
average. His grand average was .847
against his opponent's .531. Copulos'
high run was four. The match went
R, H. E.I R. H. E.
Seattle Scores 121.
SEATTLE. Wash., March 30. Shoot-
ne against Bellingham, Seattle trap-
shooters scored a team total of 121 to
day in the northwest telegraphic tour
nament, with the fallowing individual
scores: Matt Grossman 25, C. L. Tem-
Brooklyn 8, Xew York 6.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.', March
The Brooklyn National league
defeated the New York American!
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177 innings. It was refereed by Ora "i
Kelso Boys Turn Out for Baseball.
KELSO, Wash., March 30. (Special.)
Owing to the war it has been two
years since Kelso high school put out
a baseball team. With the coming of
good weather last week the boys start
ed unlimbering their arms. They are
building a new baseball diamond at the
Catlin school on the west side, where
they will play their games. Superin
tendent Peterson will coach the boys.
There is good material among the boys,
and Kelso will be represented by a
strong nine. The boys are also plan
ning for a- track team.
WATSOX, WHITE WIX MATCH
Extra Xine Holes Xecessary to De
cide Golf Flaj.
Forest Watson and Andy White
Brooklyn.. 8 10 2NewYork.. 6 9 4
batteries Grimes, Pletrer, caaore
and Krueger; Quinn, Brady, Schneider
and Hannah, Ruel.
Detroit Signs Earl Golding.
DETROIT, Mich., March 30. Earl
Golding, a left-handed pitcher who
played semi-professional baseball in
eastern Ohio before entering the army,
has been added to the staff of the De
troit American league club and will
be given a trial with the squad at
tor branch houses or distributing ware
houses in Mexico. Business interests
here believe that within three months
all special export restrictions will be
removed and goods will pass into Mex
ico as freely as before the Mexican
disturbances began. The embargoes
now cover only few commodities.
Fox Farm Is Successful.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska. (By mail.)
After two years' operations, starting
with eight pairs of blue and two pairs
of black foxes, Claude Green of Peters
burg now has between 250 and 275
blue and 17 black foxes on his fox farm
in the Tongass national forest. The
farm is on Sukoil island, which he
leased from the government. A llsh
house holding 16,000 dry fish has been
constructed on the farm.
SOLDIER PURSUED' BY FATE
Missorul Youth Reported Dead In
Two Official Messages.
THAYER, Mo. FaFte has been pur
suing Charles L. Burkett, 21 years old,
of this place, recentlessly since he en
tered the service of the United States
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Burkett,
have given up hope of ever seeing him
alive. The last report Is that he was
killed in action November 4. Burkett
enlisted at Tulsa, Okla., where he was
wor k gnlkaitnght tdshrdluetacmfwyp
working at the time, in February, 1918.
He was first reported lost in the
wreck, of the troop ship Tuscania,
which was sent down by German
mine off the coast of Ireland. Later
it was learned that he was among
those rescued. Next he was reported
missing in action, but he showed up in
a German prison camp, from which he
escaped and returned to his command.
Now comes the official announcement
that he was killed in action.
The parents, who have long given
him up as lost, and have been torn
with emotions by the conflicting re
ports, still have a ray of hope that ho
is alive.' Fate, which seems to have
sot the seal of doom on his brow, may
yet epare his life.
Postoffice May Be Discontinued.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Unless someone comes forward
to claim the Job of postmaster at Derby,
Jackson county, Oregon, within a short
time, the office will be discontinued,
according to advices to Senator Cham-
army at Tulea. Okla., a year ago, andherlain from the postoffice department.
Mexican Boom Forecast.
LAREDO, Tex. American business
men have been preparing for a boom
in Mexican business' since regulations
governing exportation of food and gen
eral supplies to Mexico have been mod
ified. Representatives of scores of na
tionally" known concerns have passed
defeated Rudolph, wjiginj and J, R. J tUrough. this city, recently, .to arrange '
The dependable uniformity of
VENUS Pencils, in every pencU
of every degree, make them
indispensable for exact work.
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17 Black Degrees.
Americsa Lead Pcncii.Co.