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WILLARD TO START
LOCAL ATHLETES HONORED
CLOSE DECISIONS OFTEN ROIL
MEMBERS OF LOSING TEAMS
Fans Little Realize Real Importance Attached to Duties of Umpire in
Closely Contested Games.
riFTV V AN'KEES TO TAKE PAltT
IX OVERSEAS EVENTS.
THE 3IORNIXG ORECONIAN, THURSDAY, MAT 22, 1919-
THA N WG AT TOLEDO
Champion Loses Little Time in
Getting Into Action.
BAG PUNCHING BIG HELP
fully Xinety Per Cent of Kins Fans
Said to Favor Champion In.
World Event July 4.
Jess Willard will arrive at Toledo
next Tuesday and the champion will
lose little time petting- down to work
and then tome interesting: news will
begin to come over the wires. As soon
as Willard takes up the training grind
ring followers will be regaled with
various contradictory stories regarding
Iiis appearance, for Willard is not a
very impressive performer in the gym.
The big fellow's tremendous bulk
lias ever been the most impressive
thing about him. Boxing with his
sparring partners he never by any
chance delivers a hard blow. As a
rule the big fellow maintains the de
fensive throughout, allowing his spar
ring mates to do most of the hitting.
'Willard to "Work Hard.
Willard works hard enough at the
pulleys and with the medicine ball.
One of the best things he does is to
have his mates toss the ball at him
with full force while he stops it with
Jiis stomach. This exercise so tough
ns and strengthens his stomach mus
cles that it takes a terrific body blow
to have any effect upon him.
Willard has never learned to punch
the bag as other ring champions have.
Corbett and Fitzsimmona were artists
with the bag- and even Jeffries could
belabor the elusive sphere with great
vigor if no particular skill. Johnson
also was able to give bag-punching
exhibitions that were worth looking at,
lut Willard never has mastered the
Bas Punchline Is Big Help.
When the champion was training at
the Forty-fourth Street club for his
bout with Frank Moran a bag was
liung at one side of the stage for his
use. Willard tried it out once and that
was all. He missed so badly that the
crowd laughed and Willard, being a
very sensitive fallow, ordered it taken
away, saying that bag punching was
As Willard will train before large
crowds, it is likely that he again will
dispense with the inflated sphere un
less he has acnuired more skill In its
use in the meantime. In his case it
may be a big mistake for him to cut
out this feature of his training,-for un
Jess he pounds his sparring partners
with more enthusiasm than usual he
will have no way of perfecting his wal
Champion Is Favorite.
Punching the bag is one of the best
forms of exercise for a boxer. It quick
ens the eye, strengthens the hitting
muscles and perfects the judgment of
distance. Because of his long absence
from the ring, Willard will be weak In
those matters and he may find it a dif
ficult matter to get into shape if he
again cuts out the bag, just because he
is not an expert.
If Willard is able to get Into any
thing like his old time form he will
have the backing of a great many of
the leading boxers. Ninety per cent of
those who have voiced an opinion re
garding the outcome of the bout pick
the champion to win. On the other
hand, a majority of the managers pick
Dempsey. As a general thing, boxers
are the worst judges of pugilistic form
lliat can be found.
Jim Corbett, one of the cleverest big
fellows who ever drew on a glove, never
was known to pick the winner of a big
bout. Corbett wasted more time over
Impossible white hopes than any other
man connected with the ring. And Cor
bett was a fair sample of all the other
BY BILLY EVANS.
American League Umpire.
HEX the fan hears the umpire
Bhout "ball" or "strike'' during
a game, he has little idea of the
importance that often hangs on the
calling of a certain pitched ball. Very
often the result of the game centers
around the Judgment of the. umpire on
one particular ball. Such a situation
always makes it rather unpleasant for
the official, because the losing club
holds him up as the alibi for the defeat,
while the winning team simply figures
he rendered the proper decision for
which he has no credit coming to him.
When the-umpire gets by in the best
possible manner, nothing but silence
comes his way. A perfectly correct rul
ing in a great many cases, however.
brings forth nothing but a shower of
criticism, if such a ruling proves the
turning point of the game.
While .the fan may not realize the
importance of the calling of a strike
or ball, or the rendering of a decisis
on some close play, take it from me
the player does. I know some players
who, when they get In a dispute with
you, can recall things that happened
half a dozen years ago to prove their
contention that you are always giving
them the worst of it.
Umpire Has His Troubles.
To illustrate, let me tell of a game
last summer, in which I was the plats
umpire. The Detroit club was playing
at New York. Bill James was pitching
for the Tigers. Now Bill has a world of
stuff, and when he Is getting tne Dau
over he is awfully good, but if control
is lacking. Bill is liable to be just the
reverse. In the game I have in mind,
James had one of those half and half
days. He would be terribly wild on a
couple of batters, then tighten up. and
by some fine pitching, pull himself out
of the hole.
The Tigers, through some good hit
ting, gave James an early lead of about
four runs. Although he was constantly
in the hole in the early stages of the
game he kept escaping inning after in
ning without being scored upon. The
game gave me one of the busiest after
noons 1 had all season. It seemed as if
there were three balls and two strikes
on every batter. At times James' lack
of control bordered almost on the hu
morous and In the next instant he
would win the applause of the crowd by
his fine work. Since he had escaped
unscathed until the seventh inning my
calling of balls and strikes had not
caused the slightest criticism.
Close Derisions Frequent.
In the seventh inning, after two
New Yorkers had been retired, James
got into trouble, and later I was given
the credit for having dug the hole In
which he found himself.
The third man up couldn't hit the
first two balls served him with a plank.
With the count two balls and no
strikes, James cut the heart of the
plate with the next one. It surely
was over the plate, but there existed
a doubt in my mind as to its height.
I thought It a trifle too low, and
called it a ball, making the count three
balls. James was having his troubles
getting the ball over, and to him it
was tough to have so near a strike
ruled a ball. Naturally he showed signs
of displeasure, but it was only mo
mentary. What difference did such a
little thing make when he had a four
run lead, two out and no one on?
The next delivery was perfect, and
was called a strike. The batsman
thought the next one far too good to
let pass, so he took a healthy swing
and missed. That made the count three
balls and two strikes.
Had I called the disputed delivery a
strike Instead of a ball, and had the
same thing happened on the next two
deliveries, as did happen, the batter
would have been out on strikes, the
side retired, and no runs scored. That
is the second guess, which the players
can always take In reference to urn
On the other hand, had I called the
disputed delivery a strike Instead of
a ball, it would have made the count
two balls and one strike, and the bats
man never would have taken a per
fectly good strike on the next delivery
without offering ' at It. There is al
ways the possibility he might have hit
that one. But that is getting away
fiom my story.
Detroit Ciub Fighters.
The batter eventually got a base on
tails, but at the time little heed was
given to the fact. Then came another
base on balls, followed by a third, and
the bases were filled. There came
couple of errors; in each case per
fectly handling of the ball would have
retired the side runless. A base hit or
two were mixed in, and when the in
ning was over the lead of the Tigers
had vanished, Detroit was one run to
the bad, and by that margin the game
The Detroit club, always a flghtin;
aggregation, failed to relish that trim
ming 'after being out in front, and
don't think I was overlooked In passing
out the reason for same. A couple of
infielders, a pitcher and four or five
substitutes on the bench didn't forget
to tell me I gave them all the runs
scored because of my failure to call one
particular pitch as they eaw it. No
one thought for a minute about the
two bases on balls that followed, be
cause of lack of control, nor did they
reason out" that the two errors would
have ended the agony without any trou
ble, nor the value of the two hits in
sending runs across the plate.
(Copyright, 1919, by W. O. Evans.)
TROEH SEEKS WORLD GAME
PORTIiAXD GrX CICB ISSUES
5 00 -Target
PHILLIES EVEN UP SERIES
JMTTSBCRG BEATS BOSTON" liY
SCORE OF 4 TO 2.
Philadelphia, With Packard Twirl.
- ing First Game of Season,
Defeats St. Louis 6 to 0.
BOSTON, May 21. Pittsburg batted
opportunely today and evened the
eerie by defeating Boston, 4 to 2.
Cooper was effective with men on
R.H. E. R. H. E
Pittsburg.. 4 6 1 1 Boston 2 7 2
Batteries Cooper and Sweeney; Ra-
ean, liUingem and Wilson.
Philadelphia 6, St. Louis 0.
PHILADELPHIA. May 21. Packard
pitching his first game of the season.
Jiclrt St. Louis to five hits today and
Philadelphia won. 6 to 0. Score:
R.H. E. R. H. E.
Et. Louis... 0 5 lPhiladelphia 6 12
Batteries Horstman, Ames, Tuero
and Snyder, Dilhoefcr; Tackard and
Brooklyn Game Postponed.
BROOKLYN. May 21. The Chicago
Brooklyn game was postponed; rain.
Sew York Reports Rain.
NEW YORK, May 21. The Cincin
York game was postponed
Matcli for $5 00 0 -to
men's Association Shoot.
Washington, D. C over the Montgom
ery Country club traps on July 4. The
tournament will be registered and open
to all trapshooters, but the winner
must be a man who is actually in the
service. It has been suggested that
similar championship shoots be staged
in the middle west and on the Pacific
coast. If this can be accomplished it
is just possible that three champions
could be decided and fight it out for
supremacy at the grand American nan
dicap shoot in Chicago.
At a meeting of the officials of the
Portland Gun club yesterday at the
mperial hotel it was decided to issue
general challenge to me worm j
behalf of Frank Troeh, Americas
greatest all-around trapshooter, for a
500-target match for a auuu shrc, as
a feature of the Northwest Sportsmen's
association shoot at the Everding park
traps in June.
A challenge was lssuea last ween, to
William Heer of Oklahoma for a 500-
target match for J5000, but Heer re
fused to take up the gauntlet, declar-
r that he was not shooting any spe
cial matches this year.
After viewing the situation at yes
terday' meeting the officials or the
Portland Gun club unanimously voted
to end a challenge broadcast through
out the country for a shooter who will
come to Portland to meet iroen in tne
The programme for the rsonnwest
Sportsman's association shoot is well
under way and win tie one oi tne most
pretentious ever held in the United
As a special feature at the Portland
Gun club this Sunday Frank Troeh
again will defend the Hercules trophy,
emblematic of the all-around amateur
championship of the United States.
against his brother, J. Blame iroen.
Frank defended the trophy against his
brother several months ago at the Port
land Gun club, J. B. winning. As the
match was not shot under the rules
governing competition on the cup the
victory was not allowed, inree oiner
shooters competed against Frank, at
the same time.
A close race is looked for this Sun
day and the champion may have to
step out on high. If Sunday is any
thing like yesterday in regards to
weather the trapshooting fans should
see some great events.
A junior championship shoot will be
one of tne new teatures at tne zoin
grand American handicap trapshooting
tournament to be held in Chicago by
the South Shore Country club from
August 11 to 15. This event was de
cided upon at a meeting of the exec
utive committee last week.
The junior championship will be open
to boys under 18 years of age. It will
be contested on championship day
August 13, and one trap will be set
aside for the event.
.Lieutenant-Commander P. P. Will
iams. U. S. N., has completed! arrange
ments for the first army-navy cham
pionship shoot, which will be held at
GOLF STAR IS MUSTERED OUT
William J. Noon an Passes 22 Months
in Government Semicf.
TACOMA, Wash., May 21. Speclal.)
William J. Noonan, master signal
electrician, who was developing into
one of the northwest's best golfers,
when he entered the services, was dis
charged from the army at Camp Lewi
today after 22 months with the colors.
He spent 20 months with the A. E. F
in France. Noonan has represented th
Tacoma Golf & Country club on th
Earlington course, Portland, on sev
He 'won the Country club champion
ship in June, 1917, by defeating Henry
Fringe. He was In the traffic depart
ment of the Associated Press prior to
entering the service, but he docs not
know whether or not he will be sta
tioned in Tacoma In the future.
Big League Gossip.
KID GLEASON has a good substi
tute for Eddie Collins, who was
njured recently. Fred SIcMullin will
play second base until Collins recovers.
Bill Jacobson now occupies the clean
up position in the St. Louis Browns'
batting order. George Sisler bats in
Herman Bronkie is playing a strong
defensive game for the browns, but is
not hitting very hard.
It will be a difficult task dislodging
the White Sox from first place in the
American league race. The Gleason
crowd is at home for a long stay.
The Eastern league opened its sea
son last week with four clubs in Con
necticut, three in Massachusetts and
one in Rhode Island.
Dartmouth, like the Cincinnati team,
has a Kopf playing the shortstop po
sition, and he is a high-class player.
Howard Shanks of the Washington
club is playing a good game at short
stop. He can play any position in the
infield or outfield.
Poor old Larry Doyle! He's not worth
much to the Giants now not much
more than a million dollars or so.
Larry Kopf is playing a great game
in the field for the Reds. Although he
did not have any spring training, he
has gone -through the 16 games played
by his club without making an error.
crc Windnagle, Mose Payne and
George Clark Are Portland Men
Scheduled for the Trip.
T. Morris Dunne, secretary of the
Pacific Northwest association of the
American Amateur Athletic union, re
ceived a letter from Frederick U.
Rubien, secretary of the A. A. U., head
quarters in New York, yesterday that
the selection of the SO athletes to make
the trip across the Atlantic to repre
sent the United States In the inter
allied games at Jolnville-le-Pont,
France, next month will be made at
meeting of the championship com
mittee in New York on May 27.
Dunne has reoommended three Port
land athletes as worthy to make the
trip. They are Verel Windnagle, Mose
Payne and George Clark.
General Peyton C. March, chief of
setaff of the United States army author
ized the American Amateur Athletic
union officials to proceed at once to
select 60 of the most prominent army
or ex-army athletes in the United
States. Navy athletes are not eligible
to compete in the meet. The eligibility
rules permit the entrance of any men
who were membra of th army btween
1914 and 1919, inclusive, whether de
mobilized or still in the service.
Athletes of the student army training
corps, who were inducted into the serv
ice, are eligible, which makes way for
such stars as Tom Campbell of Chicago,
Creed Haymond of the University of
Pennsylvania. Charlie Shaw of Colum
bla and others.
Only those athletes who have already
shown that they are In good condition
or prove between now and June 9 that
they are of the right caliber will be
selected to make the trip. Windnagle,
Payne and Clarkare all in the pink of
conditio nand have more than held their
own in all competition thl year.
The 50 athletes selected by the A. A.
IT. will sail from New York on June 9.
They will go in a body and return im
mediately after the games. Side trips
will not be permitted. The men will
wear their army uniform on the trip
and will be subject to military disci
pline at all times.
Among the prominent men being con
sidered for place on the team are: Lieu
tenant Vera Windnagle, Portland. Or..
mile and half mile; Mofc Payne. Port
land, Or., two-mile and mile; George
Clark, Portland. Or.. A. E. F. welter
weight wrestling champion: George A.
Bronder Jr., Brooklyn, javelin thrower
and shot putter; Lieutenant Carl Buck,
Chicago, pole vault and all-around star;
Lieutenant J. Howard Berry. Philadel
phia, javelin and pentathlon; Tom
Campbell, Chicago, middle distance;
Fred Davis and-Creed Haymond. Uni
versity of Pennsylvania, sprints: M.
Gustavson, University of Pennsylvania,
quarter and half mile; James llenlm,
Boston, modified marathon and cross
country; Lieutenant J. Harwood, St.
Louis, pole vault: Lieutenant Meredith
House, San Francisco, hurdles.
Lieutenant Fred W. Kelly, Los Angeles,
hurdles and pentathlon: Lieutenant
Clinton Larson, Brigham Young Uni
versity, running high and broad jumps;
Lieutenant J. G. Loom is, Chicago
sprints and running high Jump: Captain
James E. Meredith, Philadelphia, mid
die distance; Sergeant Carl Rice, Kan
sas City, running high and broad Jumps;
Lieutenant Robert Simpson, St. Louis
high and low hurdles and running
broad Jump; Lieutenant C. J. Stout, Ch
cago, one and two miles; Lieutenant
William II. Taylor, Marietta. O., stand
ing high and broad Jumps; Elmer Smith
University of Pennsylvania, 440 yards
Joe organ, ittsourg, modified mara
thon and cross-country; E. F. Jones,
Philadelphia, running broad Jump; H.
Kleinspehn, Lafayette College, halt and
Charlie Shaw, Columbia, half mile;
Kritz bollard, 1'hliadelphia, hurdles
Sherman Landers, Chicago, pole vault
and hop, step and Jump: Fred Murray
San Francisco, high and low hurdles;
Wesley Olcr Jr., New York, runnin
high and broad Jumps: Larry Scudder,
New York, quarter and half mile; Binga
Dismond. Chicago, quarter mile; Nick
Gianakopulos. New York, modified
marathon and cross-country; Red Gra
ham. University of Chicago, pole vault
high and broad jumps: V illiam H. Mca
nix, Boston, hurdles and quarter mile
Lieutenant Tommy Lennon, New York
furlong and quarter mile: Norman Ross
San Francisco, and Ludy Lancer. Los
The list of events is practically the
same as the events on the Olympic pro
gramme at aiocunoim, Sweden. 1911". or
the same events in meters as corre
spond with the events on the national
A. A. U. championship programme.
XEWLAXD LEADS GCX ARTISTS
Successful Competitor Breaks 4 8
Oat of 5 0 Targets.
Eleven scatter gun artists took part
In the mid-weekly practice shoot at
the Portland Gun club yesterday after
noon, with H. B. Newland breaking
48 out of 50 targets. J. B. Percy and
E. H. Keller tied for second high
honors, each shattering 47 out of 50
of the flying clays. The scores:
Satisfaction in Every Ounce
Are you a user of Maid o' Clover
If not, you do not know what really
good butter your money can buy.
Maid o' Clover butter is the result
of years of experience, coupled with
the latest scientific knowledge. It is
the butter in greatest demand.
YOU KNOW there is no substitute
for butter, but DO YOU KNOW that
there is as much difference in butter
as in any other food product you
Maid o' Clover quality is always
the same. It is made from pure, rich
cream and its wholesome, nutritious
value is the result of perfect pasteuri
zation. It is economy to use Maid o' Clover
butter. It is sold in Portland in at
tractive flat-shaped green cartons, as
well as in parchment wrappers. Get
it today from your grocer.
You will be delighted with your
Remember "Mutual Ice Cream Is the Cream of Creams."
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ST. LOUIS BEATS SENATORS
SISLER SEXDS OCT SHORT FLY,
CLIXCHIXG 1 TO O GAME.
Boston Knocks Kallis Out
but Loses Contest to
, trolt; Score 6 to 5,
al! v since his discharge from the army
and that he foeis he has earned a rest.
Yamhill Defeats Sheridan.
SHERIDAN. Or.. May 21. (Special.)
11 to 6.
;h yesterday by a score of
Tests In Europe have led experts to
decide that ivy benefits rather than in
jures stone wails, on which it grows by
The Yamhill baseball team defeated drawing excess moisture from them.
XIOOD TO PLAY K1RKPATR1CKS
Portland Team Undefeated in Ama
HOOD RIVER. Or., May 21. (Sue
icial.) The Hood River baseball team.
which has not lost a game since the
n.-quUition of 'Sud" Sutherlln as
pitcher, will meet the Kirkpatrick All
tStars at Columbia park here Sunday.
The Portland team is undefeated in
Portland amateur circles.
While Sutherlin pitched a winning
same against the Columbia park team
of Portland last Sunday, he declares
that he was not in trim. The young
man. who recently underwent an op
eration for stomach trouble, pitched
Commissioner's Term Ends Today
T. N. Fleischner's term as member of
the state fish and game commission ex
pires today. It is the impression that
Governor Olcott will take no action to
ward reappointment of Mr. Fleischner
nt appointing some other citizen to the
commission until the pending investi
gation of the commission has been com
pleted. A number of sportsmen are
dissatisfied with the policy of the com
mission and have asked for an inquiry,
which has been postponed until Com
missioner Warren returns from th
o mucK like cxflFec
-that tKe xHancfe is
easy when one finds thqt-
cottcc .disagrees .
is a richttasty beverage,
aisoluLtely free from caf-
"There's a Reason
.T. B. Percy
H. B. Newland . . .
J. C. Morria
K. Reynolds. . . .
H. n. Kverriinc . . .
;. H. Keller
C. H. Preston
A. W. Strow jrer. . .
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ST. LOUIS. May 21. A short fly by
Sisler that fell safe for a double, scored
the run that enabled St. Louis to de
feat Washington today 1 to 0. By los
ing the game Washington gives up fifth
place in the league standing to the
locals. The score:
P.. H. E. R. H.E.
Washington 0 6 OjSt. Louis. 1 5 3
Batteries Shaw and Picinlch; Shock
er and Billings.
Detroit 6, Boston 5.
DETROIT, May 2t. After Boston
knocked Kallio out of the box in the
third inning, scoring five runs before
an out was made. Detroit baters forced
the retirement of two of the visitor's
pitchers and took today game 6 to 5.
R. H. E. R. H. E.
Boston .5 7 1 Detroit . 6 11 1
Batteries Caldwell. Dutncnt, Pen
nock and Schang, Walters; Kallio, Cun
ningham adn Ainsmith.
Cleveland 7, Philadelphia 2.
CLEVELAND, May 21.! ICleveland
took the first game of the series with
Philadelphia today 7 to 2. Morton hold
ing the visitors to five hits. The score:
R. H. E. R. H.E.
Phila 2 5 2ICleveland . . . 7 10 2
Batteries Perry. Seibold, Naylor and
Peins; Morton and O'Neill.
Chicago Game Postponed.
CHICAGO, May 21. New York-Chicago
postponed; wet grounds.
Flsht Halted In Third Round.
VERNON. Cal., May 21. The boxinr
bout between Eddie Pinkham of Seattle
and Herb Brodle of Los Angeles,
welterweights, scheduled for four
rounds, was stopped in the third round
here last night and declared "no con
test" by Referee Dick Donald. Donald
said he took that action because
neither Pinkham nor Brodie would
"stand up and fight.'
Lewis to Live in San Francisco.
QHICAGO. May 21. Ed (Strangler)
Lewis announced today that he would
fill a few minor engagements in the
east, and then go to San Francisco to
make his home henceforth. Lewis says
he has been training- slmM contini-
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