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THE MORXIXG OREGONIATf, MOXDAT, JANUARY 1920.
RETUIIHG PI AYERS
Nine Oregon Grid Men Dodge
PARADE PLANS BLOW UP
Part or Squad Remains in San
Francisco: Banquet to Bo
Given by Business Men.
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. 4. (Special.)
Several thousand students and
townspeople groeted nine returning
members of the University of Oregon
football squad upon their arrival
from Pasadena tonight. The Elks
band of Eugene and a decorated truck
were also on hand, but the nine men.
Prince Callison. "Skeet" Manerud
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Warren Gilbert, Mart Howard. Brick
.esne. mi .starr and Student Mana
ger Bill Hollenbeck. managed to es-1
cape the crowd gathered to greet
.cm a.na me parade railed to ma
terialize. The other members of the team and
the Coachine Staff Rtnnnorl nff In Knr.
Francisco, where they will remain for
a lew days, and are not expected In
Eugene very soon. No word had been
received here that the team was to
be divided, and considerable disap-.
poirtment was felt because the entire
team was not on the train to get the
welcome planned for them.
The train was more than an hour
late, and the crowd gathered at the
depot was forced to wait in a slight
nisi wnicn cam with the darkness. I
The rally, the first of the new year,
had been planned to impress the team
that everyone at Eugene had been be
hind its eleven throughout tha Har
vard contest, and that the result was
considered a victory for Oregon in
spite of the one-point margin by
which- Harvard won the content
Only a few yells were given by the
students before the train arrived, but
Yell Leader "Slim" Crandall succeed- '
ea in impressing upon those gathered
to greet the team, that they were to
get a Welcome fitting to connntrnra
The rally was much similar to that
stagea three years ago, when the
Oregon team retjrned to Eugene after
aeieaung Pennsylvania. 14 to 0.
-the entire football sauad of the
University of . Oregon will be enter-.
tainea at a banquet Friday by the
.cugene cnamoer of commerce.
All of the lemon-yellow sauad. in
cluding a few who were hot taken
to Pasadena. Coaches "Shy" Hunting
ton, Bart Spellman. Trainer Bill Hay.
ward. Graduate Manager Marlon Mc
clain and President Campbell will be
the guests of honor of the Eugene
business men. The banquet will be
much the same as that of 1917 when
the Oregon eleven returned vic
toriously from Pasadena after the
Pennsylvania game. - The students
feel that this year's team should be
treated Just as if It had won the
CAMP IS CALLED INSINCERE
blur on Weslern loot ball Charged
by Coach of Illinois.
Accusing Walter Camp, dean of
American football coaches and ex
perts, of insincerity In the selection of
his 1919 Ail-American elevens Bob
Zuppke, coach of the Illinois "Big
Ten" champions has come out with
the declaration that he regards
Camp's omission of Arnold Oss, Min
nesota's sensational halfback, from
his first ail-American eleven as a slur
on western football.
Zuppke, who has said before that
Oss is one of the classiest perforniers
he has ever seen on the gridiron and
that "Amy" gained more ground
against the Illini at Northrop field
than any combined team in the whole
season, made the statement regard
ing Camp's alleged prejudice at a
banquet of the Illini association at
the University club in Chicago.
The fact that Zuppke tried by ali
ruses to stop Oss. after his sensa
tional work in his "maiden" college
game had smothered Wisconsin, con
queror of the Illini, and failed to halt
his gains, while his. team later
stopped "Chick" Harley of Ohio, con
vinced Zuppke that Oss was the class
of the west this year. He has at no
time even compared his own star
backdelders with Dr. H. L. Williams'
Coaches Fielding H. Tost and John
Richards, like Zuppke. also have been
unstinting In their praise of Oss' feats
in his three big games.
Here is what Zuppke said at the
"Illinois' greatest team was her
1914 eleven, but her 1919 team was
her gamest. We refused Harvard a
one-came contract and in doV so
we were fighting for the middle west
and not for Illinois.
"I protest the all-Amerlcan team
chosen by Walter Camp and I will
say openly that I do not think he Is
sincere. I think it is a slur on west
ern football that Oss of Minnesota,
was not an all-American selection."
GRID RECEIPTS ARE LARGE
Penn Reports Profit of $14,000
From Football Gaines.
PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 4. Football
and basketball continue to be the
leading money-making sports" at the
University of Pennsylvania.
A report of tne athletic finances for
the year ending last September 1 was
given out today through the univer
sity council on athletics. It shows
that Penn actually made a profit of
over $14,000 from football in the fall
of 1918 despite the Influenza epidemic
which caused the authorities to close
Franklin field for the entire month
of October, resulting in the cancella
tion of football games during that
period, and despite other drawbacks
which made the 1918 gridiron season
away below the mark financially
Football's $14,000 profit was wiped
out by losses in virtually every other
sport. Basketball and boxing alone
The fixed $20,000 charges on mort
gages, rentals and sinking funds and
upkeep of Franklin field also contrib
uted to make a deficit.
The net loss on sports from Sep
tember 1, 1918. to the same date this
year was approximately S33.000.
This deficit stared the athletic au
thorities in the face when the 1919
football season began, bu the re
ceipts from the great fall sport this
season were so tremendous aDDroxi
mately $23,800 that the loss Las been
completely covered and the balance
sheet Is again clear.
Basketball earned a profit of more
than $1200 last season, mainly be
cause of the fine record of the Penn
five. Boxing turned in nearly $50 on
the light side of the ledger. Other
wise the various sports were main
tained wltr losses.
Rowing resulted in a dead loss of
approximately $7200 and track $1836.
Baseball cost about $1200 more than
cams in at the gate.
FIRST ACTION PICTURES PUBLISHED IN NORTHWEST OF ORE'GON-HARVARD CLASSIC IN PASADENA NEW YEAR'S DAY,
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2 SOCCER GAMES PLAYED
WAVERLEIGH AND PENINSULA
CONTEST IS TIE.
Mount Scott Defeats United Arti
sans by Score of 2 to 0 ; Kerns
Bankers Fail to Meet.
Portland Soccer League Standings.
W. L. Td. Pts.
Peninsula 10 13
Kearna 1 0 0 2
Mount Scott ,-. 1 1 0 2
Waverleigh 0 0 1 1
Artuns 0 2 0 0
Bankers 0 0 0 0
Only two of the three games sched
uled for yesterday afternoon In the
Portland soccer league were played
off. The Waverleigh Athletic club
team and the Peninsula park kickers
staged a fast and exciting game on
the Reed college field, the content
ending in a tie with each team scor
ing one goal.
Peninsula had the better of the con
test during the first half and only
the work of Idlebaush. goalkeeper
for the Waverleigh team, held the
Peninsula squad to one goal. In the
second half the Waverleigh boys
staged a comeback and tied the score
by registering a goal.
The other game played was be
tween the Mount Scott and United
Artisans, the former winning by the
score of 2 to 0. Jimmy Duncan.
Mount Scott center, scored both of the
goals for his team, getting one in the
first half and sending the other be
tween the goal poets during the sec
Stevenson. Clark and Edgar Cham
berlain also showed up well for the
Mount Scott aggregation.
The game between Kerns and the
Bankers, which was scheduled for
yesterday afternoon an the Franklin
bowl, was postponed on account of
the Bankers not being able to get a
TENNIS ELECTION IS SLATED
Recommendations for National Of
ficers Are Made.
NEW YORK, Jan. 4. Several
changes among the officers of the
National Lawn Tennis association for
the coming year are likely as the re
sult of the selections of the nomi
nating committee submitted for the
vote of members at the annual meet
ing, to be held February.
The recommendation of the com
mittee for national officers includes:
President, Julian S. Myrlck of New
York, to succeed George T. Adee; vice-
president. Edwin F. Torrey of Clinton,
secretary, George W. Wightman of
Boston; treasurer, Alfred H. Chapin
ot Springfield. Mass. The northwest
ern section has named Ward C Bar
ton of Minneapolis as a delegate and
the California section has named Dr.
Sumner Hardy of San Francisco for
members of the executive committee.
J. F. MORRILL WINS IN GOLF
Del Monte New Tear Tonrnament
Taken From J.- G. Levison.
DEL MONTE. Cal., Jan. 4. J. F.
Morrill of Chicago won the Del Monte
new year golf tournament today from
John G. Levison of San Francisco,
one up over 36 holes.
Miss Josephine Moore of San Fran
cisco, with one handicap, defeated
Mrs. L-. Strassburger of San Fran
cisco, six up and four to play in the
finals of the women's play. ,
100 Miles Ridden in 7 7 Minutes.
LOS ANGELES. Cal., Jan. 4. Otto
Walker won the 100-mile motorcycle
race here today, making the distance
in one hour 17 minutes and 42 sec
onds. Ralph Hepburn was second
and L. E. Parkhurst waa third.
SPORTSMEN iE ROUSED
PROPOSAL TO CLOSE WASHING
TON FOR YEAR ASSAILED.
Officials Declare Bar on Hunting
and Fishing Necessary to
Preserve State's Game.
SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 4. (Special.)
Will fishing and hunting in Wash
ington be banned for one year? This
query, raised oy good authorities,
has aroused a world of interest among
local sportsmen. The game officials
say such action is necessary to pre
serve the sport and a mass meeting
to protest against, it has been ar
ranged by th-e local sports body. -
The argument has been made that
the only successful way In which the
restocking of the streams, lakes and
fields can be handled is to close tbe
state for a period of years.
This is unnecessary for the upkeep
of the game and fish, which are in
creasing instead of decreasing, ac
cording to the sportsmen's association
The sportsmen's association has
outlined a plan for restocking of
waters and fields and is against the
closing of the state as a whole, as
suggested, likewise to private control
of certain waters of the couivtry
through which some of the best fresh
ing districts are barred to anglers.
Arrangements have been made to
use the Masonic club hall In the Ar
cade building. Friday evening, Jan
uary 9. Both county and state game
officials will attend and report on
conditions as their departments find
World .Series came .Question Up.
The National league having gone
on record as desiring a nine-game
world's series, it is likely that the
American will follow its example.
Last autumn C. A. Comiskey was for
remaining at seven, chiefly because
it was custom and plans had not been
altered before the championship sea
JEFFERSON DEFEATED, 20-24
Peninsula Park Quint Wins in Ex
tra Period of Play.
The Peninsula Park five defeated
the Jefferson high school quintet on
the ' Peninsula floor Saturday night
by the' score of 30 to 24. Jefferson
put up a fast aggressive game and
it required an extra five-minute
period to break the 22-to-22 tie at
the end of the second half.
' Broughton and Steele starred for
Jefferson while Pfaender featured
for the winners with Murphy and
Ford also showing up welL
Pen. Park (30). ' Jefferson 14l.
Prescott 1 T.. 6 Froude
Murphy 7 F 2 Ooodell
Ford 6 C 10 BrouKhton
Pfaender 11 a.. c Steele
Haualer 2 ........ .O ......... ... Watson
Metcalfe 3 S
M. Orphan, referee.
TOLEDO AFTER. BIG SHOOT
Obloans Want Grand American
Held on Fight Lot.
TOLEDO, Ohio. Jan. 4. A merger
of trapshootlng clubs was effected
tonight as a preliminary step in an
effort to have tbe grand American
handicap tournament held in Toledo
It Is proposed to fix up Bay View
park, the scene of the Wlllard-Demp-sey
fight, and then turn everything
over to the American Trapshoottng
association at a flat rate per target
to the participants.
COAST MAY EXTEND
Season of 28 Weeks to Be
Considered by League.
FREAK DELIVERIES HIT
Annual Meeting of Club Managers
Will Open. Today in San Fran
cisco to Outline Plans.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Jan. 4. The
annual meeting of the Pacific Coast
baseball league here tomorrow is ex
pected to result in the adoption of a
playing schedule of 28 weeks for the'
1920 season, compared with 26 last
year, and in the abolition of the
spitball." "shine ball" and other
freak deliveries. f
The playing season Is to start on
March 31, according to present expec
tations and the meeting will pass on
a proposal to have Sunday morning
games at Stockton between Sacra
mento and its opponentaaduring the 14
weeks the Sacramento team is at
It Is understood that the club man
agers are in favor of doing away
with freak deliveries and no opposi
tion Is looked for. Among the man
agers who will attend are Del How
ard of Oakland, Ernie Johnson, the
new Salt Lake City manager; Clyde
Wares of Seattle and Walter Mc
Credte of Portland.
William H. McCarthy, president,
will preside for the first time since
his election. Lew and Charles More
lng. new owners of the Sacramento
club, will be in attendance. It is
expected the former will be officially
seated as representative of the club.
Other directors expected are Charles
Graham of San Francisco, J. Cal
Ewing of Oakland. William Klepper
of Seattle, Judge W. W. Mc'Credie of
Portland, John P. Cook of Salt Lake
City, John F. Powers of Los Angeles,
and Ed Maler of Vernon.
Revision of the constitution and
bylaws In the interests of efficiency
and better business arrangements
will be discussed.
BATTLE ' CENTERS ON DATES
Season of 28 Weks Is Expected
to Be Adopted.
Every Pacific Coast league director
Is as strong for the 28-week play
ing season as a youngster is for
Judee W. W. McCredie left Satur
day night for San Francisco and
when the magnates get together to
day In the office of President William
McCarthy, the adoption of the 28
week season should be the least of
The principal battle seems to center
Ion the dates. ;
Last year Judge McCredie drew up
la schedule and Jack Cook, Salt Lake
"urexy." formed another one. Each
was eager to have his schedule adopt
ed. As a compromise measure, the
McCredie schedule was adopted for
the first half of the season and Jack
Cook's -ideas were used the second
half. Before the season was over
the fans, managers and- players had a
few Ideas of their own.
The 28-week schedule means that
each team will play every other club
In the Coast league four different
weeks. Twice they will meet on the
home grounds and the same number
of times on the road. This Is the
most logical and the only practical
Clyde Wares, the baby manager of
the Pacify Coast league, after read
ing the yarn that Del Howard and
Bill Essick claimed they were the
only two managers in the Coast cir
cuit who are lined up for next sea
son, has written that as far as the
baseball situation in the Puget Sound
city is concerned he is "sitting on
"I have eight big leaguers lined
up for my club next year," Wares
wrote. "Instead of being the joke
of the league next year my club
is going to be the one that will cause
the other managers sleepless nights
and worried days.
"The players have not been turned
over to me yet, as the owners are
trying to get waivers on them. I
expect no real difficulty on that score
and expect to have all the men In
the training camp by March 1."
Wares returned from a trip east
and he Bays he had no difficulty In
lining up players to strengthen the
Seattle bunch. If Bill Ken vorthy,
the veteran infielder, regains his form
around second base. Wares, the Pur
ple Sox manager, may pilot the team
from the bench (Hiring the coming
year. Wares will be ready to step
into the line-up .any day. After be
ing slated for the discard in the
south. Wares came to Seattle and
played fine 1 aseball. There may be
another season or two of good ball,
leit in iae nine iouqw.
Ike Caveney and Willie Kamm, San
Francisco infielders, are being sought
by the Pittsburg Nationals, Wash
ington Americana and the Detroit
Americans, according to reports.
Kamm looked mighty sweet at third
base, but didn't show much with the
willow. Caveney Is one of the best
all around ball players in the league,
playing either third, second or short
stop welL His hitting is also up to
Joe Wllhoit, who was let out by
the Seattle team at the start of the
season because he couldn't hit, fin
ished the season with the Wichita
team in the Western league with
a batting average of .422. la more
than 100 games. When Joe was with
the Sox he couldn't hit Puget sound
with a paddle, but he surely did im
prove when he went to the West
ern league. In fact, he broke the
world's record for consecutive hitting,
pounding out hits on 67 days in suc
cession. SAN JOSE BOWLERS WIN
Bachelors' Inn Team of Oakland
"feated in Record Game.
SAN JOSE, CaU Jan. 4. In an Inter
city match with the Bachelors' inn
team of Oakland, the San Jose cham
ber of commerce bowling team today
made two new Pacific coast team
records and a new coast individual
The team's total for three games
was 3248, its record single game was
1112. and O. J. Forman's single total
of 745 is a new high individual mark.
Today's game was in preparation
for the local team's invasion of the
northwest, where they will enter the
northwest-international tournament in
NORWEGIAN MEETS JUGO-SLAV
Henry Ordeman Matched to Wrestle
CHICAGO. I1L. Jan. 4. Henry Orde
man has been matched to meet Marin
Plestina on the night of January 7 at
the Second regiment armory.
Ordeman is known throughout the
country as a great wrestler. Go ten
upon his retirement from the mat.
turned his title over to the big Nor
wegian, declaring him a fit holder of
the laurels. The Minneapolis grap
Pler, however, ran Into a piece of bad
luck and injured one of his knees in a
bout shortly thereafter, and was tem
porarily forced to retire. He has been
quietly getting in shape again and
last winter, when Plestina was ap
pearing in a Twin Cities theater,
meetlrgr all comers, Ordeman gave
himself two workouts against the
Jugo-Slav on two successive nights,
staying 11 minutes and 20 minutes be
fore submitting to a falL
In several matches this fall and win
ter In the northwest Ordeman has won
over his opponents with ease and his
trainers now assure him he is as good
as ever. It was with this assurance
that he entered Into negotiations with
Kyone- for a match with Plestina.
whose claims to the heavyweight title
he disputes now that the eo-called
"big four" of the mat Stecher. Lewis.
Caddock and Zbyszko have decided
to stay out of Chicago rather than
risk their wrestling honors with
YALE QUARREL DEVELOPS
CAPTAIN CALLAHAN'S STAND
Return of "Tad" Jones Demanded
and Camp Omitted From 192 0
Not a little surprise has been occa
sioned by recent developments In the
football situation at Yale, especially
the prominent and what may appear
as the arbitrary position taken by
Captain Callahan in demanding the
return of "Tad" Jones and selecting
the football committee with the name
of Walter Camp omitted for 1920. As
a matter of fact Callahan has not ex
ceeded the authority vested in a Yale
football captain by long years of cus
tom and tradltjn. No college foot
ball leader in the country is so dom
inant as is the captain of a Yale team
If he chooses to exercise all his pre
rogatives. At New Haven it is an un
written law that the football captain
is supreme In the sport during his
tenure. In recent years this abso
lutism has not been brought conspic
uously to public attention as it quite
frequently was in the old days. As a
matter of fact Captain Callahan's de
cision to take advantage of the power
vested in his position is the first In
stance in not a few years.
For many years Yale had a system
all her own and which succeeded so
remarkably well that It elevated the
Blue to a position of undoubted lead
ership in football. Except in rare in
stances the retiring captain was se
lected as field coach for the succeed
ing year. In many ways this was a
titular position. In no sepse was he
head coach as the term is commonly
Interpreted in these days. While he
was perhaps supreme on the field, he
did nothing more than reflect the
ideas of the coaching board, which
decided all policies. The board was
variable in composition and number.
The system was purely one of grad
uate coaching, in which care was ex
ercised to prevent redicals from get
ting on the board. Emergency usual
ly determined the number of coaches
in New Haven. Especially was this
true in early season, but as the big
Barnes approached old graduates of
approved orthodoxy were invited to
return to whip the team Into form,
and they usually responded in droves.
Occasionally Yale's system failed.
But it was the exception that proved
the rule, and at bottom itaywas indi
viduals rather than the system at
fault. The writer. has in mind Burr
Chamberlin's disastrous season back,
in 1898. when Yale was overwhelm
ingly defeated by Harvard and also
lost to Princeton. This marked the
first time in the Blue's football his
tory that she was humbled the same
year by both her old rivals. Chamber
lin did not work in harmony with the
system and as a consequence did not
receive the system's unqualified sup
port. Just what Captain Callahan
will accomplish is to be determined.
Of course conditions have changed at
New Haven. In the old days there
was no athletic director. It is a'
question whether Al Sharpe will con
sent to absolute effacement and allow
Jones and Callahan to decide the pol
icies, determine the system and select
the coaches for next fall's campaign.
There is every indication that Captain
Callahan would deprive Mr. Sharpe of
all football authority. It looks to be
a fBmily quarrel that demands settle
ment if Yale would produce her best
COACH GEORGE HUFF RETIRES
Baseball Mentor at Illinois Turns
Job Over to Pupil.
URBAJfA, HI., Jan. 4. George Huff,
for 23 years coach of baseball at the
University of Illinois, has turned that
department over to one of his pupils,
"Patsy" Clark. Huff remains as di
rector of athletics, but sairl today he
had reached an age when coaches
should bench themselves.
In Huff's years with baseball. Illi
nois won 11 championships and tied
for the honor once. Huff became na
tionally famous in 1902 when he took
his team east and vanquished Yale,
Princeton, West Point and Pennsyl
vania, but fell before Harvard. 2 to 1.
ROSS' POLO TEA 31 VICTOR
Major Scores Five Goals in Defeat
ing Coronado Blues.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Jan. 4. The
White polo team, captained by Major
Colin G. Ross, defeated the Blue team
at the Coronado Country club today
by nine goals to one. Major Ross
scored five of the goals. General A.
C. Crltchley of the British army was
the leader of the Blue four.
The Canadian team, now at Coro
nado, will play an American team
J. K. Gill Quint Wins, 3 0 to 13.
The J. K. Gill company quintet
won from the First National bank
five on the Y. M- C. A. floor Satur
day night by the score of 30 to 13.
Mills and Weiser starred for the Gill
five while Flanigan featured for the
J. K. Gill 130). Bankers (13).
Barton 6 F Zimmerman
Milla 11 Klantgan
Weiser 14 C Stennent
Stieler ,...G Warner
- Scranton. failing to get Into the
International league and not having
high hopes of reorganization of the
New York State league. Is planning a
strong local league for next season
and the park formerly used by the
New York State league club has al
ready been leased. Jimmy Mullin. for
mer Washington infielder. will man
age one of the teams in Scranton's
Jimmy Wilde's next opponent In
America will be Clark Tremens.
Jimmy. If he has the kick, will punch
Carl Tremens delirious.
Coffroth Plans Carpentier
Clash at Tijuana.
$400,000 TO BE PURSE
Kearns Willing to Accept Split
of $300,000 for Winner and
$100,000 for Loser.
(By tne Associated Press.)
LOS ANGELES. Jan. 4. Jack
Kearns; manager of Jack Dempsey.
heavyweight cnampion. announced
tonigrht he had accepted an offer of a
$400,000 purse from James W. Cof
froth for a -45-round fight between
Dempsey and Georges Caupentler at
Tijuana, Lower California.
"It's up to Coffroth now t sign
up Carpentier," said Kearns, "and I
understand he has a representative.
Charles Harvey, in Europe now, try
ing to do just that.
"This is the most satisfactory of
fer we have had. We are willing
to accept it on winner or loser basis,
perhaps $300,000 for the winner and
f 100.000 for the loser. These details
will be worked out later.
"The fight may draw as much as
J750.000, since it will be the first In
ternational world's championship bat
tle for 30 years, since Charlie Mitchell
met James J. Corbett at Jacksonville.
Fla., January 25, 1894.
Dempsey Wants Movie Rights.
"Coffroth may not want the mo
tion picture rights, but whether he
docs or not, we will want a per
centage of them and all other priv
ileges." Kearns said Coffroth had been In
Los Angeles for several days talkins
the proposition over with him.
Kearns" announcement was made
after he had been asked if he had ac
cepted or would accept an offer to
Dempsey of J200.000 and a ten-weeks'
theatrical engagement In Europe at
$5000 a week, announced in Chicago
by Charles Cochran, an English the
"I will not consider anything less
than $250,000." said Kearns at first,
"and his offer of $5000 a week does
not Interest me. Why, Dempsey got
$15,000 a week In his theatrical en
gagement right here In America. If
these European promoters want to
get Dempsey for anything, they'll
have to pay double."
Coffroth Annonneement Made.
Then he made the announcement
regarding the acceptance of Coff
"It's the best made to us." he said
"we'll be practically right here a:
home, instead of having to go to
Europe for the fight."
Commenting on the possibility ol
$750,000 gate receipts, Kearns called
attention to the fact the Dempsey
Willard match at Toledo, O.. drew
The date of the match, he said, de
pended, of course, upon whether Car
pentier would sign a contract for a
bout as proposed by Coffroth.
Coffroth. who is president of a
racing association at Tijuana. Lowr
California, and a well-known sport
ing man, could not be located here
immediately after Kearns' announce
ment. COCHRAN SENDS EMISSARY
Denipsey-C'arpentier Match Tor
London Is Sought.
CHICAGO. Jan. 4. Charles Cochran,
an English theatrical magnate, who
proposes to promote in London a
world's championship fight between
Jack Dempsey and Georges Carpen
tier, said today he had sent a per
sonal representative to Los Angeles
to confer with Dempsey's manager.
Cochran has offered Dempsey a flat
guarantee of $200,000, and in addition,
says he will guarantee the champion
ten weeks' of theatrical engagement
in England and France at $5000 a
He also said that he not only has
the French champion's signature to
a contract calling for $105,000, but
has advanced $25,000 to Carpentier.
"London is the logical place for the
battle," said Cochran. "It is neutral
"We are offering Dempsey the larg.
est sum ever paid to a fighter. I am
doubtful that we would be Justified
in placing so much money at stake
in the United States. I am certain
there would be no Interference in
London and that our city would draw
the largest attendance."
BASKETBALL LEAGUE TO 3IEET
Start of Season, With Game Next
The first meeting of the Portland
City basketball league since the cir
cuit was organized last week will
be held tonight in the Multnomah
Guards clubrooms at 8:15. It is planned
to start the first game of the season
on January 12 between . the Silent
Five and the Swastikas. The Waver
leigh, Multnomah Guards. Acorns and
Arleta' are the other teams that com
pose the league.
p. w. Lee was elected president of
the association at the Siet meeting.
It is planned to stage all games on
the Y. M. C. A. and v. -shington High
Preserve Leased Near Eugene.
EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 4. (Special.)
Two tracts, one of 100 acres and the
other of 300 acres, belonging to H. R.
Kincaid and his son. Webster L. Kin
caid. have been leased by the state
game department for a period of fiv
years as game preserves for birds.
They are located in the hills south
east of the city. The only terms of
the lease are that hunting on these
tracts shall be forbidden until the
five years' period has expired, the
owners of the tracts having free use
of "the land.
Clicmana Defeats Legion.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 4. (Special.)
The Chemawa basketball team last
night defeated the American Legior
aggregation of Roseburg by a score
of S8 to 22. A large crowd witnessei
the game and each team had its quota
of rooters. Donald and Bittles tarred
f. r Chemawa, wnile Black and Willet
led for Roseburg.
Smallpox Postpones Hockey Play.
HOUGHTON. Mich.. Jan. 4. Small
pox on the Canadian border today
caused postponement of the opening
tomorrow night of the American
Amateur Hockey league season. The
team from the Canadian Soo was to
have played the Portage lake com
Chicago Basketcrs Victors.
CHICAGO. Jan. 4. Chicago univer
sity defeated Wabash at basketball
last nisht, 31 to 19.