Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 25, 1920, Page 10, Image 10

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Javelin throw vti flrrt put on A. A. U.
programmes he was tho outittandtnc atar
and for nevcral yearn held tho American
record with the rpeor. He la now 89
years of age. but Is still a good man with
the Javelin and shot and can do well over
21 feet in tho broad Jump.
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Cornell university rrons-countrv men are
to competo against the best English rrow
country men on Dfcrmber 27. Cornell
has an enviable record In American cross
country running and for the 21 years the
event has been held Cornell has won It
17 times. Nine times the Cornell team
man has crossed the finishing line first.
The great John l'aul Jones holds the In
dividual record number of wins, taking
the honors for Cornell In 1910, 101 1 and
1912. Other Cornell nien who have won
the event are Schutt, 11)03; K. Newman.
1904: J. Toung, 1H0S; T. K. Herna. 19l;
D. Potter, 1914, and I. C. Dretser. 1917.
The International race will be run at Hoc
hampton, England, next Monday.
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Armory Boxing Show Only
Judge Rules "Throwing"
Buckeyes Average 6 Pounds
One Next Week.
Games Is Not Criminal.
More Than Competitors.
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Bat-afield of Middle Westerners Is
Much Heavier Than That
ol Opponents.
PASEDEXA. Cal.. Dec. 24. When
the Ohio state football players unde
fcated champions of the western con
ferencedig their toes in the grid
iron here New Year's day against the
University of California team cnam
Af th wpsi Ohio will have i
Kliirht advantage in the weight
The team average of the Buckeyes
is 1S2 pounds as against a li6-pounu
r fnr the Californians. In the
line, the average weight of the Ohio
ans is 1S2 pounds while the average
of the California forward wan is 100
nounds. The backfield of the Buck
eves also is the heavier, the combined
weight totaling 527 pounds. The total
weiirht of the California backfield
trio is an even 500 pounds.
i-alifornia will not have a player in
th trumn wefcrhiiiBT above the 190
mark, while Ohio will start two play
ers scaline: above that figure and two
others tipping the beam at exactly
190 pounds. iilaman, the plunging
fullback of the Buckeyes, scales 205
pounds, and Nemecek, at center,
weierhs 203 pounds. Trott and Spiers,
linemen, are 190 pounders. "Pete"
Stinchcomb. the sensational half back
is the- lightest player on the Ohio
souad scaling only lo2 pounds.
The weight of the California back-
field is more evenly distributed than
that of the Ohioans. Morrison, the
fullback, is the heaviest of the trio,
weighing 175 pounds. Sprott at left
half weighs 167, and Toomey at
right half balances the beam at 158
pounds. Krb, the quarterback, is the
lightest player on the California
eleven. He weighs only 145 pounds.
Here is the "tape" and other statis
tics on the rival players:
Name and position.
Berkeley, left end
LeaR, left tackle
Majors, left guard
atham, center
Cranmer. rlsht guard .
McMillan, right tackle.
Muller. right end
Erb. quarterback
Sprott. left haif
Toomey, riffht half
Height. Age. Wt.
11 Is
. . .5 !
Morrison, fullback
Probable substitute list
Hall, end
.. .3:10
Ntabet, fullback ...
Cline, end
Van ant. halfback
Toney, end. tackle..
Ieed, halfback ...
Higson, quarter ...
Oallagher. center
Barnes, tackle
Bell, full
Kon-e. half
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llll'O games
California ....
California ....
California ....
California ....
Caiilfornia ....
California ....
California ....
. St'Olympic Club
, . Ss!Mare Island
..127'. St. Mary's ...
. . 7:i Nevada
. B3 Utah
. . 0
.. 0
.. 0
. . 7
. . 0
A 1
,v 17' Oregon Angles.
. 4r. ashlngton
. . oS! Stanford ..
State. 0
.482! Total
California s team weight average is
pounds while the line average is ISIi.
unio o t:
Slvker. left end :00 21 174
Huffman (CM. left tackle. 5:11 22 1SS
J. Taylor, left guard 3:S'i 22 170
Nemecek. center ti'.li 22 20:1
Trott. right guard 3:10'i 2t 1!H1
Spiers, right tackle 5:11 22 l'.M)
.Myers, right end 5:11 20 17.
H. Workman, Quarterback. 5:10 20 1S
Stinchcomb, left half 3:8 2S 152
Blair, right half 6:1 3! 170
Willaman. fullback 3.9?4 23 205
Probable substitute list (
N. Workman, end 5:0 22 163
Bliss, halfback 5:S 21 154
Cott. halfback 1.5:S'i 20 135
Henderson, halfback 5:01- 21 17H
Isarel, fullback :((!) 19 174
Jackson, tackle :oo 111 1S4
t'auiey. center 6:00 10 175
C.Taylor, fullback 5:10 2il 170
Weaver, fullback 5:10 21 ISO
Weiche. guard 0:00 22 215
1020 games
Ohio S.TWesleyan 0
Ohio ::70berlln 0
Ohio 171 Purdue 0
Ohio 13' Wisconsin
Ohio 14! Michigan 7
Ohio 1 Ohicajro
Ohio 7! Illinois 0
Total 1501 Total 20
Average weight of team 1S2; average.
weight of line, 1.S4.
Grays Harbor to Play Washington
State New Year's Day.
ABERDEEN', Wash., Dec. 24. CSpe
cial.) Grays Harbor gridiron devo
tees last night were assured of seeing
New Year's day one of the best
teams in the country in action, when
the Grays Harbor legion team tele
graphed acceptance of overtures for
a game made by the American Legion
team of Washington &tate college.
The college legion team, being built
around the Cougar team of this last
season, is expected to play a great
game here, and to make the contest
even. Coach Doane of the Harbor
eleven is bending every effort.
Harry Craig will captain the Har
borites. Ted Faulk; Bob Abel. Hobi
and Ingram, all University of Wash
ington stars, will have places in the
Harbor line-np. Tory Davidson, Ru
bottom and Davidson, Hoquiam's best
exponents of the gridiron game, will
be other members of the sjuad.
Basketball Season Opens at Pacific
Grove, Or.. Dec. 23. (Special.) Pa
cific university opened its basketball
season last evening when the varsity
met defeat at the hands of a group
representing P. U. alumni. The game
was rather ragged in spots, but was
hotly contested throughout and the
alumni were never safe until the final
whistle. A good many substitutions
were used on both sides, especially
on the varsity, as Coach Strong de
aired to get a line on all of his play
ers. The final score was 21 to 17.
The lineup:
Hoar (5)...
Fiske ()...
Brame (2).
Fowler (2)..
. ... (S) Ireland
(2) Mills
..(3) Robinson
4 Heed
(4) Smith
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F. .
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Taylor (4).
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Referee Coach Parr, of the high school.
Yakima County Commission Offers
' Suggestion to Legislature.
YAKIMA. Wash., Dec. 24. (Special.)
. Radical changes in the state game
laws are asked by the Yakima county
game commiss'on in resolutions
adopted at its monthly session here.
They will form the basis for recom
mendations by the Yakima Fish and
Game Protective association to the
legislature this winter.
The commission asks that fees for
state and county bunting and fishing
1 AnO YoU'D Be
CtfrAPeu.e'D To go
licenses be doubled; that the county
issuing state licenses get 60 per cent
of such fees and 90 per cent of the
fees for county licenses. It would
have all the state game fund avail
able for came work on order of the
state warden, and would change the
open season on upland birds to Oc
tober 1 to 15, with authority on the
part of the county commission to
vary these dates, or close the season
entirely, in its discretion.
Gilbert Station Team Wins.
Gilbert Station defeated the Lang
& Co. basketball team Thursday night
35 to 6 on the Washington high floor.-
Fred La Jlear antr Hurst starred for
the winners, the former netting 16
points and the latter 11. . Brown, a
guard on the Lang five, made four
of his team'B points and put up a
great defensive game. Games may be
arranged with the Gilbert btation
team by calling Sellwood 909.
Washington Marksman Misses Only
220 Out of 8880 Shots at
Registered Targets.
The man who brought to this coun
try the English clay bird champion
ship trophy Frank M. Troeh of Van
couver, Wash. proved to be the most
consistently good trapshooter in
America in 1920. He won the high
average at registered targets this
year, his percentage being .9752.
Troeh shot in all sections of the
United States and Canada, under all
conditions. He pointed his gun at
S880 targets and missed 220 of them
or an average of 2'As in each 100. This
was remarkable shooting and stamps
Troeh as a truly great marksman
As member of the United States
Olympic trapshooting team, Troeh
took part in the English clay bird
championship and won the individual
title. j
Fred Harlow, Newark, Ohio, who
finished second to Troeh in the av
erage list, was the only other ama
teur to break better than 97 per cent.
' In the professional division, three
gunners averaged better than 97 per
cent, with Guy Ward, East Alton, III,
in the lead. His mark was .9726.
The official averages of the lead
ing ten amateurs and professionals
Amateurs Shot at. Broke. P.C.
F.M. Troeh. Vancouver. Wn.8SS0 SB60 .S752
Fred Harloiv Newark, O. .. .GO.0 2!t02 .9711
Mark Arie, CTiampaign, 111. .2.".0 2SS8 .00S1
C. A. Gunning, Longmont.Col.3175 374 .91IS1
W. H. Heer. Guthrie, Okla..2450 2307 JW61
F. Hughes, Mobrldge. S. D..S753 6.122 .fl6.3
T. W. Harker, Billings. Mont.2KK 2318 "IS.10
E. W. Renfro, Butte. Mont.21O0 202G .DiI47
B.F.W'odward. H'ust'n. Tex.7205 6!)44 .937
O. N. Ford. San Fran'o, Cal.21O0 2020 .0019
Guv Ward, East Alton.III . ..6425 6249 .0720
J. R. Jahn. Long Grove, la. .MOO 5205 .0710
J. R. Graham. Iugleide, lll.r.520 ,1355 .0701
C. C. Mitchell. Milwaukee 2730 2043 .SWSS1
Rush Razee. Curtis, Neb. ...2t50 250 .DtWO
C. G. Spencer. St. Louis. .11330 10044 .9659
P. R. Miller. Dallas, Tex 4325 4174 .HB50
F. Houseman. Rochester.?:. Y. 3100 2091 .OtwS
R. C. Reed, San Fran'o. C.1.27O0 2002 .0037
Art Killam, St. Louis, Mo... 7333 7U30 .9611
Christian Brothers Five Defeated
at Baskteball.
The Mount Angel college basketball
team was victorious over the Chris
tian Brothers' Business college five
Thursday night on the latter's home
floor by a score of 33 to 11. Mount
Angel completely outclassed the home
team in ail departments of the game,
and in the second period sent in the
second team.
The feature of the game was the
guarding formation of the visitors.
Kropp of Mount Angel was high-point
man with 19: St. Martin starred for
the losers.
Hone) man Hardware Team Unable
to Obtain Enough Players.
Louis Gallo, manager of the Honey-
man Hardware basketball team, was
forced to cancel the game with the
Silverton Athletic club quintet at Sil
verton, Or., last night when he found
it was impossible to get enough play
ers together to make the trip.
Three of the Honeyman team have
gone tp Seattle for the holidays, and
several other members of the squad
are out of the city at the present
Billiard Champ Is Victor.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Dec. 24. John
Layton, world's three-cushion billiard
champion, defeated Pierre Maupome,
50-40 In 62 innings in the final game
of their three-cushion match here last
night, .
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Ohio .State Mentor Learned His Football in Ranks as Member of
AVisconsin Gridiron Squads.
HERE do so many of these
football coaehes get the title
"doctor?" You can search us.
For a good many years we've heard of
Dr. Williams, coach at Minnesota, and
Dr. Stewart, former coach at O, A. C,
and later at Nebraska, and inciden
tally one of the best coaches in the
business. And now it seems the full
title of Coach Wllce of Ohio State
university is Dr. John Wilce.
"Doc" Wilce was a Big Ten foot
ball player himself, but he did his
playing, not with Ohio State, but
with Wisconsin, from which he was
graduated in 1910. He was ranked as
all-western fullback in both 1908 and
1909. He coached Milwaukee high
school the year after leaving college,
then was called by his alma mater
and in 1911 and 1912 was assistant
coach at Wisconsin. The year Ohio
btate entered the western conference,
1913. Wilce was called there to take
over the football reins. He has been
in charge ever since.
From 1913 to the present Ohio State
has lost only nine games in 57
played, and all its defeats were from
IBig Ten foes. And at that it was not
until 1915 that Wilce got the Ohio
oiaiers going right, in that season
he was defeated only once, Wiscon
sin turning the trick. But In 1916
Wilce really got started. That season
he won the conference championship
and repeated In 1917.
No title was at stake in 1918, with
only S. A. T. C. games scheduled, and
in 1919 Bob Fletcher, Illinois quar
terback, with only eight seconds to
play, kicked a goal from placement
that robbed the Buckeyes of the title
that season. It must have given
Wilce unusual pleasure to pay Illi
nois back this year by winning the
championship on a play that started
in the last second of the game.
People are inclined to call the
Buckeyes a lucky eleven," remarks
Grant P. Ward, line coach of the
Ohio State team in a recent inter
view, "but no team can overcome the
law of averages for four years and
lose only one game in that time un
less it possesses both the material
and smart coaching. Twenty-nine op
ponents of Ohio State have been
whitewashed, 14 of the victims being
western cotuerence teams. That gives
a good idea, of the stone wall defense
that is part of the Ohio system.
only three western conference
elevens have scored on Ohio this fall.
One of those scores was due to a
fumble in the Chicago game, a Ma
roon player picking up the ball and
running 40 yards for Chicago's only
score. On the other hand the Buck
eyes nave held Michigan. Wisconsin
and Illinois on her own goal line,
wnicn indicates 'that Ohio State h
a defense as well as an offense.
.ine nignest score rolled uo
against Ohio State since Wilce took
charge was 38 to 0 by Illinois in 114
while the. Buckeyes amassed their
biggest total in 1916 by trimrr.lne
uDeru-i. as 10 u. J ltty-eight to 0
against Northwestern is her largest
score against a Big Ten foe. S'nce
Dr. Wilce took charge the Scarlet and
Gray has amassed 1377 points against
av lor its opponents, and has gath
ered 446 points in western conference
melees against 208 for its Big Ten
Of Ohio State's nine defea'.:. seven
have been administered by teams
coached by Wisconsin men. Illinois
turned the trick three times and Wis
consin four. Michigan under Yost
and Indiana under. Childs turned in
the other defeats. On the other hand,
Ohio State has beaten Wisconsin four
times, IMinois thrice, with a tie score
in 1915, Michigan twice and Indiana
three times. So none of the confer
ence coaches has the edge on Wilce in
the matter of victories."
That is the eleven California must
defeat at Pasadena New Yea'r's day
if the -west is to defeat the east in
the annual football classic. Against
Ohio State's traditions of victory,
against her gattiing gun offensive of
forward passes and her trick of turning-
a last moment punch into a
knockout, against the superlative
playing of Pete . Stinchcomb and
Hoge Workman, what has California
to offer? Let's consider her record
California this season has achieved
a mark unsurpassed In western foot
bail by scoring 482 points against
only 14 by opponents. She has a heavy
but fast and aggressive eleven. It
has taken the offensive in all its
games and- kept it. The only time
it has been even closely pressed -was
in that 17-to-7 game at Corvallis
against Oregon Agricultural college,
when the Aggies tied the score and
made it 7-aIl at the opening of the
last quarter. - .
Then if ever was the time for Cal
Ltornia to crack. Instead she came
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back stronger than ever. Luck helped,
it's true, yet that doesn't detract from
the fierce aggressiveness with which
she set out in the final moments of
the game to turn a tie score into
victory, and promptly succeeded.
That game, more than any other
they played this year, showed the
mettle of the Calilrnia players, for
it was the only one in which they
were really worried. California's 17-to-7
victory over O. A. C. really means
more as a test of her worth than the
49-to-O score over a disorganized
Washington State.
California has the scoring punch,
yet just what she can do against a
team of Ohio State's snap and versa
tility on offense has not been shown.
In that respect she is an unknown
quantity Ohio State was called not
only once, but four times, to extend
herself to the utmost limit to defeat
teams as fast, as skilled, as aggres
sive on the attack as herself. - Each
time she did it and won. California,
except in the one game against
O. A. C, has had a walkaway. And
the Oregon Aggies had nothing in
the way of attack that day.
Against Ohio State's eight years
under one coach and one coaching
system California has been four years
under Andy Smith. But where Ohio
State since 1915 has either won the
championship or been runner-up in
the Big Ten race, California until
this season has been either near the
foot or just among those present in
the coast conference.
Where Ohio State has eight long
years of continuous coaching in in
tercollegiate football behind her, with
her players coming from high schools
where they lso had been trained in
American football, California has just
succeeded in throwing off the ill
effects of her rugby experiment. Most
of her older players had rugby train
ing in high school.
All that means something. Just
how much it means and how'much of
a handicap it will be against Califor
nia remains for the game to show.
Perhaps it will just about offset the
disadvantage the Ohio State players
are tinder in having to travel across
the continent to play. ' For that is a
real handicap.
Here is the comment of Harry A.
Williams, veteran Los Anelea base
ball " writer, who would have been
elected presid-ent of the Pacific Coast
league himself a year ago instead of
McCarthy If Williams' Los Angeles
friends hadn't double crossed him, on
the recent league meeting at Sac
ramento: ''The coast league at Its last meet
ing seems to have run largely to ex
tremes. Opposition to raising the
president's salary, which had been
$5000, seems to have started the trou
ble. Then the directors went to the
other extreme and boosted it .to $10,
000 a measure which could not pos
sibly have been put through had the
directors been in a deliberative mood.
"Five thousand a year is insuffi
cient, but at a time when retrench
ment is the order in all lines, the di
rectors went clear out of minor-league
bounds. Umpires and players are al
most certain to follow with stlffer de
mands now that they have sensed a
money looseness in the air.
Some time, possibly on the eve of
the millennium, the business end of
baseball will be conducted the same
as any other business quietly and
sanely and the noise left' to the
And that's a real mouthful of base
ball common sense.
Old Sam Crawford, whose true aee
no man knoweth, threatens now to re
tire from baseball. Says he will not
be with Los Angeles again next sea
son, no -matter who may urge him,
that he is through with baseball and
all that. Sam was some Dowerful
smiter for Red Killifer'g -team last I
season, though late In the summer his
legs bothered him and he didn't play
much. Goodness knows he is old
enough not only to retire, but to re
tire on a pension, but what he savs
now and what he says when the
spring sunshine begins to warm his
Diooa mmy sound very different.
Retired President of Coast League
Says Public Convicts Tossers. '
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 24. William
H. McCarthy, Sah Francisco, retired
president of the Pacific Coast Base
ball league, said today professional
baseball players should bar from
their ranks W. Baker ("Babe") Bor
ton. Harl Maggert and William Rum
ler, playeTS who were clejn-cd of in-
dictments in Los Angeles today. Mx. ;
TArrij(i TmC Joy
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McCarthy said he feared the indict
ments would be quashed.
"Even if these players may not be
punished criminally, Rumler and
Maggert stand indicted and convicted
in the eyes of the Coast league base
ball public," McCarthy said. "If the
law cannot punish them it remains
for baseball to do its share any
way and to at least keep them from
participating in professional ranks."
Professional Tennis Meet Set.
for the professional tennis court title
of America starts at the Raquet club
in this city January 10. The leading
professionals of the country are en
tered in the event, which will continue
throughout the week. Jay Gould, open
champion of America and amateur
champion of the world, will defend
his title in a round with the winner
of the tournament.
Wrestling Match Between Galen
Hord and II. Howlery Is Most
Attractive Event.
At the regular monthly smoker
held by B company of the Oregon
national guard at the Armory on
Thursday night the best card ever
offered by the company was wit
nessed by members of B company
and their guests.
By far the most attractive bout of
the evening was a wrestling match
between Galen Hord, 135 pounds, and
H. Howlery, 134 pounds. Hord took
the first fall in 4 minutes and 30 sec
onds, the second fall going the time
limit of ten minutes, with Hord hav
ing the advantage. Young Hord was
on the aggressive throughout and
both boys put up a clever exhibition.
Another fast wrestling bout was
staged by Markenwitz of Lincoln
high school and Kobinson of Frank
lin, two 115-pound boys. Robinson
won two straight falls.
Sam Colton outweighed Jaskill
Veach several pounds and easily dis
posed of the latter in two straight
Ralph Holmes, a 158-pounder, and
Harold Atwood, who weighed in at
125 pounds, put on a wrestling exhibi
tion. In the boxing bouts Kola Felrman
and Hans Itonning, both of B com
pany, boxed three fast rounds to a
draw; Lloyd Legg and Hans Rolfing
went three rounds to a no-decision,
and Muddy and Marks put on another
three-round exhibition.
The guest of honor of tl evening
was Colonel C. E. Dentler. The next
monthly smoker will be held Jan
uary 27.
New Bantamweight - Cliuiniion
Plans Tour of Country.
NEW YORK, Dec. 24. Joe Lynch,
new bantamweight champion of the
world, will take a month's vacation
and then start "the serious business
of defending his title," Eddie Mead,
his manager, announced today. Lynch
went into seclusion after the fight
Wednesday in which he triumphed
over Pete Herman.
A tour of the country, in which he
will meet many bantamweight aspir
ants, is beng planned. Mead said. "One
thing Is sure, he added, he will not
go to England; the little old United
States of America is big enough for
us." . -
Football Squad Starts West for
Game With Everett.
CLEVELAND, Dec. 24. Coach Wil
laman and his East Tech, high school
football squad, 20 strong, left here
today for Everett, Wash., where they
will contest New Tear's day with the
holders of the Pacific coast title for
national high school football honors.
All the players were reported in ex
cellent physical condition. A work
out was planned at either Pasadena
or Los Angeles.
According to schedule, they will ar
rive in Everett the morning of De
cember 30.
Swimming Star to Retire.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 24. Edward
Shields, one, of the stars of the Uni
versity of 'Pennsylvania swimming
team, announced today that he soon
would leave the university and prob
ably would not compete in the cham
pionship tournament : of the inter
collegiate association. He plans to
enter business in California.
diclsens wish you Merry Xmaa. Adr.tiuJuUU iu
Fighting" Billy Murray Arrives
With Jim Barry, Who Battles
Sam Langford.
Only one holiday fistic attraction
is gracing the horizon as the result
of the action of the Milwaukie boxing
commission calling off its slated New
Years day card at the Milwaukie
arena yesterday. The . only show
holding the boards will be that sched
uled for the armory Wednesday night
under the auspices of the Portland
boxing commission.
The Milwaukie officials called off
their holiday show altogether, rather
than go through with a more inferior
bill of fitrhts than originally planned.
Jack Britton, welterweight champion
of the world, was signed to meet
Johnny McCarthy, but had to call all
of his engagements off when ho in
jured one of his hands. Matchmaker
Kendall was ready to fall back on
Joe Benjamin and Johnny Dundee, but
this bubble also buret when Benjamin
found that his hand would not be In
condition to box January 1 and de
parted for San Francisco.
The next card at the Milwaukie
arena will be held January 12. The
Portland commission drives In with
a bill January 5, and again the 19th.
The other Milwaukie date will be
January 26. There is some talk of
Benny Leonard, lightweight champion
of the world, boxing on the latter
date, but as yet Billy Gibson has not
come through with any definite prom
Fighting Billy Murray, former con
L.d.r for the middleweight chain
pionship of the world, arrived here
yesterday with his light-heavyweight
nroteee. Jim Barry, in tow. Barry
will tackle Sam Langford in the main
event of next week's bill at the new
armory arena. Murray is of the opin
ion that he has a coming champion
in Barrv. Althoueh young in years,
being just 23, Barry has had a lot
of ring experience and has yet to
take the count. Jim has rougnt prac
tinallv everv good boy at his weigh
in California and of late has been
the sensation of the bay region, ftiur
ray says that he is game and aggres
ivo nnH n nunishin? scraDPer.
All of the other boys on the card
with the exception of Farmer Lodge
the Minneapolis heavyweight, are on
the ground and training hard. Lodge
is due here today.
Pukkv Morton is now In Vancouver,
B. C, where he has a match coming
up with Frankie Rogers. Morton
and Rogers fought a ten-round go
here several months ago.
The statement made by Rube
Welch that when Pete Herman
battles Jimmy Wilde in London he
would be carrying the bantamweign
title, brings out his first name with
The old squawk that they were not
making weight and the bout didn't in
volve the title is that used by W elch,
The match was advertised as for the
world's bantamweight championship
and 15,000 paid their hard-earned
monev to see a championship battle
and still further they saw Joe Lynch
lift the crown from Pete Herman in a
fair and sauare manner. Herman ut
the time acted like a perfect gentle
man and did not raise a murmur a
the decision, so the howl from far-off
London did not meet with much con
Pete Herman was not a popular
champiom Like Johnny Kllbane, ne
has long hid beneath the cloak of old
Mr. No-Decision. Herman was naraer
to entice into a decision match than
Kilbane or, in fact, any champion
that has ever held a title, it one
were to closely pursue the record
book they would probably fail to find
one occasion where Herman defended
his title in a decision match and ir ne
did it was against a sucker.
Herman was the third world's cham
pion to step into the squared circle
in New York since boxing has been
restored to grace in that state. Benny
Leonard was the first, then jacK
Dempsey and lastly Herman. The
other two were successful In knock-
na- out their opponents, jack uruton,
the welterweight champion, is slated
to battle in the near future, dui
Johnny Kilbane and Johnny Wilson
cannot be enticed.
riuvU fun Comnetition to ise
Started In Australia Tuesday.
xew YORK. Dec. 24. Cable me.
sages received here today from Samuel
Hardy, captain Dt tne American imnn
team now at Auckland, N. Z., stated
that the placers were In excellent
nnnditinn and keen fr the opening
Davis cup matches, whrcn Begin .De
cember 28.
Tho New Zealand climate has en
abied the challenging team to round
into perfect condition and the players
are looking forward to the contest
for the international cnampionsnip
with confidence.
Sport News and Comment.
Looks as If the suBSestlons recently ad
vanced by Bill Tilden, world tennla cham
pion, are about to bear fruit. TUden is
opposed to having tho national champion
ships in Singles continually neiu in i-.ow
Vnrk. Now the tennis association Is con
sidering: awarding them to some other
city, possibly Philadelphia, for 1U21. In
this connection the Pacific coast logically
Is entitled to some consideration tor fu
ture championships. For years California
has supplied national and Davis cup men,
but the coast has never received an award
for the national titles. ls Angeles, Kan
Francisco, Portlana, seaiue or jacoma
could stage tho national to good advan
tage There is no question that such a
title tournament would attract Urge gates
and so pay expenses of eastern stars. The
Berkeley Lawn Tennis club of San Fran
cisco bay is probably the best equipped
to hold such a series. Several thousand
spectators can be accommodated on their
tournament courts. We have the real
stars on this coast to cope with the best
the east could send out.
Major Colin G. Ross, secretary of the
Coronado Country club. In Southern Cali
fornia, has definitely announced that five
teams will participate In the series of
polo tournaments that open at the three
club polo fields next month. There will
be a team from New York, one from Can
ada one from Wyoming, one from San
Francisco and the Coronado team, with a
possibility that Honolulu will be repre
sented Besides these teams one or more I
teams from tne unnea oiaies .rmjr, amia
corps area, may also participate.
There is talk in San Francisco that the
once famous athlete, Ollle Bnedlgar, will
attempt a 'come-back" this year. Snedl-
-c t'- - -nam.
Olympians to Make Several Ex
cursions In Future.
HOQUIAM, Wash., Dec. 24. (Spe
cial.) Olympians, a mountaineers' or
ganization, are planning their first
midwinter hike into the mountains
for ncjjt week, where they can see the
old year go out and 19-1 come in.
They will leave llonulam Thursday
noon, going via stage to Lake
Quinault. From there they will foot
it to the Kestner ranch, four miles
north of Canoe creek landing, where
headquarters will be established.
With this place as a starting point
they will make several excursion
into the wilderness during Friday
and Saturday and will return to th
city Sunday nixht.
runitivc Expedition in Iluucliu
District Said to 11c Uors-c
Than Belgium Outrages.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 24. A state
ment charging Japanese military au
thorities with deeds more "fright
ful anl barbarous" than anything
ever alleged to have occurred In Bel
gium during the war was issued
Thursday by the Corean commission
based, the commission said, on au
thentic reports received by It from
The Japanese punitive expedition
sent to the Hunchun district follow
ing the clash last November between
Japanese troops and Corean Insurg
ents was alleged to have burned 3
villages, "killed all the male inhabl
tants of the district." and "massa
cred lib peaceful inhabitants, In one
town, where one house was burned,
it was added, "with women and chil
dren inside."
"Authentic reports received by the
Corean commission In Washington,"
tho statement said, "show a total o
386 noncombatants arrested and ex
ecuted, of whom 86 were wives and
12 were mothers, who answered
"odoro kaso," (gone somewhere, we
do not know) to questions as to the
whereabouts of their husbands and
"The Japanese government's reign
of terror In Corea," the commissioner
asserted, "had now been carried Into
Southern Manchuria, where "some
million Coreans" reside under Chi
nese rule, "driven out of their native
land by the Japanese. Last Novum
ber,' the statement continued, "an
unfortunate clash occurred In Hun
chun district between Japanese Sol
diers and Corean insurgents. Prompt
ly taking advantage of this pretext
the Japanese government sent 5000
soldiers on a punitive expedition. Tin
insurgents fled after giving a stub
born fight to the Japanese army.
'Then the Japanese soldiers set out
deliberately to wreak vengeance upon
the peacetul people who stayed at
their homes, trusting to the humanity
of Japanese officers, believing that
the punitive expedition was sent to
punish only those who took part in
the conflict. Hut the Japanese col
diers put to the torch all tho villages
in the district, burning 3000 houxes
and all the grain supply stored for
the winter. Then they systematically
killed all the male inhabitants of the
district. In some villages, women and
children were not spared.
"Thirty-two villages were thus
wantonly destroyed and the dralruc
tion still continues, notwithstanding
tne -regrets,' expressed by Colonel
Mizumachl, head of the Japanese mil
Itary mission at Chlcntoa to a Can
adian missionary who visited thedev
astated districts."
Body Opposed to Incrcuc of State
Off kin Is' Salaries.
(Special ) Callapoola grange No. 414,
at the December meeting adopted by
unanimous vote resolutions opnovlng
any increase in the salary of any state
or county official and opposing in
crease of salaries of teachers by leg
islative enactment.
The reason for the adoption of
these resolutions was that all farm
products ore from 25 to 400 per rent
cheaper now than one year ago. The
grange held that with ever-lncreiiHlnfr
taxes there should be no increase in
salaries, and that economy should be
exercised by the legislature In all
ways possible.
Vancouver Prisoner Pleads Guilly
and Is Held for Sentence.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. ' 24.
(Special.) Joe Coiteux, arrested In
Goldendale recently by E. H. Wright,
deputy sheriff, on a charge of kid
naping a minor girl, today pleaded
guilty to the charge before Cedrlc
Miller, Justice of the peace. He was
bound over to the superior court for
George Smith, who deposited a
draft in a local bank and drew money
against It, but had no funds In the
bank on which the drait was drawn,
today pleaded guilty before Justice
Miller, and was held to the superior
court for sentence.
Holdup Is Reported.
H, Clark, 192 East Broadway,
held up about 9 o'clock last
Ight on the east end of the Broad-
ay bridge. Two men, wearing
lasses, dark suits and evidently of
middle age, took 140 and a watch
from him. They then walked leisurely
cross the bridge to the west side.
Within five minutes of the holdup
the police were searching the vicinity.
ut could find no trace of the robbers.
Callfornlan's Body Sent Home.
BEND, Or.. Dec. 24. The body of
Frank Cherrytree, vaiuornla, who
led of cold and starvation near Cres
cent, in Klamath county, two weeks
ago. was brought Into Bend early this
morning, and tonight, accompanied by
It. C. Geckler, mayor or Turiock, Cal
ifornia, was started on the long trip
to that clty
Thone your wi" l nils to The Ore-
gonlau. Main iViO, Ali.uialic 56D-9S. t
Alleged Acts iH-clarcd to lie Only
Drcucli of Civil Contract by
California Judge.
IXIsj ANGELES. Deo. "4. Conspir
ing to "throw" baseball ttutn.s is not
a criminal offense, arir::-; to a
ruling of Judge Willis of the Lo An
grlca superior court, today when he
dismissed Indictments charging W.
Maker ("Hake") Hurt nn f,,r n,r r mem.
ber of the Vernon club of the Pacifist '
coast basehnll league; v. l. Kumlrr " .
and Hail V. Maggert. former halt'--Lake
players, ami Nathmt lUymnnd.
aliened gambler of Heattlc. wllh'
having conspired to "throw'" games In.",
tho ! season. t .. 1
Judge Willi not only sustained lr . . '
murrers filed by attorneys for Hnr-f ;
ton and Maggert. but H-1.1 also thai- ,
defects n the liidli titienta could nni
be cured by a rr-submlKslon of the:-,
matter to tho l.os Angeles counMl ."
grand Jury. '
This whs said to mean the end of.
the i-smo so far as any criminal prose. f '
cullon was comerneil ; the rxoncra-. .'
Hon of tho ball and the dismissal .f! . '
the charges against tho four icusc! -
men. m
Judge Willis said the players. In'"."'
signing contracts with Iho teams, had '. t
entered Into an agrrrnient to play '
baseball to the best of their abllily. V. .
Hut, lie continued, admitting fur the
sake of argument, they had not done ' '
so. their act amounted only to a , .'
breach of a civil contract and the .' .
offense, h held, was in no wiyi -"actionable
as a criminal cause."
He declared the action of the mrn.t
If they were guilty, was most repre-' . " '
henslble, but there was no remern. '
along the lines of criminal prorecu
tlon. I
England Prepares for It coord
Crowd at International Mu( lw-
LONDON. Dec. 24. Tho Hurllnghgmj)
I'olo club today formally Knnoum-e.iJ
rt-ufipi il a rnaiienge from the Amer
ican Polo association for a series of
matches for the International trophy
next June.
i:tenslve plana are nearly com
plete for the accommodation of the
largest gathering of sperlatnra thaiir
ever witnessed a polo match in L'ng-k
land. I
The first contingent of American
ponies arrived to ay.
Two Itaxkcfbiill Gumc Set.
CiCNTItALI A, Wash.. Pec. 24
(Special.) The Wisconsin Cardinals.
Ccntralla's fast amateur basketball
team, will pluy two games during thi ;
coming week, both at lildgefield '
Tuesday n in lit tho Omegas of Van-I.
couver will be met, and i-'rlcluy nlghiC
the opponents will be the I'ortlutnlE
Hunt Cluli to Hide. I
The I'orliand Hum club will liuMf
a iTuss-cnuntry ride tomorrow mimi
ng, leaving I'ortlnnd riding a aiienv !
at :10 o'eloi k. The trail, which W illi .
be selected by Hurry Kerron, master-
of fox hounds, will flnlhh at the;
Garden Home clubhnue of the club I
where breakfast will be served.
Itecoiistructlve Programme
llcturn to Constitutional
Government'' treed.
' '
WASHINGTON. Dec. 2 1. A sweep . . .
Ing "reconslructlve ' programme lo
the next administration to effect it' ,
return to "constitutional govern-' '
menf and to plaee- the public ad I
ministration on a "business-lllio in'.'J .
efficient" basis, was advocated In anS .',
address in the senate Thursday b '
Senator Frellnghuyaen, republican o'V "
New Jersey. f '
Senator Krellnghuyen advocate 'i
reduction to a pro-war basis of this
number of government employes an'ij t
abolition ot the bureau of war rlsl j ,
. . . - ...I t .
insurance ana transicrrnec 01 k- "
mnciion 10 mc i'-11 ij 11 vnn-v. .
Declaring that 0 per cent of IVi " , f
ex-service men who took out Insa'-J.
net policies with tho government
had dropped them, the Senator sai l).
he government could not conduc U"
'an lnaurancc business at a loss" n n ' if t'.
hut It -as a "fule conclusion Ihi k ' .
the war risk Insurance bureau
a failure."
Pointing to the nation progress
In world trade the senator tieclare.'.,. f ;
hese economic advantages could no
be held "unless we repeal unwii
arlff laws and renclnd unwholesome
physical practices.
'American Industry must be pro-l
tected and fostered by a tclentlfl
tariff law." he sa'd, "along with :
scientific method of securing forclgi
Discussing the question of main I.
tcnance of naval forces as affecting! j -
ne tax ourucn 01 an nniiun, ine ,en
ersey senator d'.-clared it was Im
possible for this country to act alon
in the matter of disarmament and.
hat he was In favor of proposals ti
Great Hritaln and Japan that the!
naval forces and ours be disarm,
pro rata.
W e should remedy our entire prrs-
nt fiscal arrangements, he said, "by
aklnR the tax from small Incomes
removing the excess profits taxes ami
tho surtaxes and at the same 1 1 m .
gain more revenue from a protective
tariff and by a tax on manufacturers
Senator I'relinghuysen said the de-l
pafttment ot labor should "be rrorgan
Ized and socialism eliminated."
Tclcplione Girls Celebrate.
CENTHAL1A. Wash.. Dec. ti. (Spe
cial.) Hello girls employed by tin
Pacific Telegraph and Telephone
company held a (hrlatmaa party
Tuesday night at tho telephone ex
change. Twenty-five girls attended
Miss Mildred Cameron Impersonated
Santa Claus and distributed gifts
from a large tree.
Stolen Box la found.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Dec! 24. (8pe
cial.) A metal box, stolen by thlevvtj
who Tuesday nigni wreegea ine sar,
of the Pacific Fruit 4k Produce com
pany, waa found yesterday by the p
Heo In a vacant Int. Papers In the
box, bad not been diitu; LiJ.