The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 18, 1914, SECTION TWO, Page 5, Image 25

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Harry B. Smith Says Del Howard-Might
Have Lent More
Aid to Club.
California's Interest Great in "World
Series Because Many Native Sons
Shine in Contest Outlook for
Majors' Visit Is Poor.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17. (Special.)
When the Coast League season comes
to a close In another week and the pros
and cons are talked about, it's a cinch
that one George (Del) Howard is going
to be greeted as the unpopular candi
date for San Francisco. I am not say
' lng this in criticism of Howard, but
merely by way of setting forth facts.
Rightfully or otherwise, Howard is
blamed by a majority of local fandom
for his failure to keep the Seals up in
the race and now with the pennant
fight practically ended, that criticism
is gomg to be more bitter than ever.
Howard has been arraigned on a
number of counts.
First and foremost, the fans blame
Eel for his failure to g into the
game at first base and add his well
known batting strength. Instead,
either Chappie Charles or Cartwright
has held down that cushion and it is
figured that Howard himself could
have done more good for the team.
Hitting- Aid "ot Offered.
Of course Del isn't as young as he
used to be and doubtless inclines to the
belief that a manager is entitled to
direct from the bench. At the same
times Charles can't hit up to Howard
and Cartwright has been a lamentable
failure as a first-sacker. Carty never
was anything more than an average
player and the fans have been yelling
at him so consistently that he has lost
heart and doesn't even go up to his
ordinary height. If you will notice,
Cartwright is not even listed among
the .200 batters. Howard Is way up
with the leaders and a hit now and
then might have counted, especially
with a race so close as the present one
has been.
Again, It is said of Howard that he
has not shown good judgment in leav
ing pitchers in the box when games
have been going against them. There
have been times. In the mind of the
writer, when Howard would . have
helped the situation by yanking this
or that twirler and substituting some
other chap. Of course such a conten
tion is open to argument.
Slump Disappoints Fans.
Del hasn't been as aggressive a man
ager as might have been desired and
there Is a possibility that it has inter
fered with the fighting spirit of the
At all events the local followers of
baseball seem to hold much against
him and they are not slow to express
themselves. The slump of the San
Francisco team when it met the Mis
sion club a. week ago was extremely
disappointing. Just when they should
have been fighting hard they dropped
away to nothing. At the same time
the Beavers were once more winging
out in front and at the present writing
have so far increased their lead that
their ultimate victory has been con
ceded all along the line. Of course
there's that lingering chance, but the
Beavers would have to come close to
losing every game and such a possi
bility is too remote to be more than
laughed about.
The way the San Franciscans came
for a while was decidedly encouraging,
but the slump was worse than a dis
appointment, lionet Is Shown.
If nothing more, however, it spoke
volumes for the honesty of baseball tb
Bee the Missions win. Had the Seals
been able to take that series, their
drawing powers would have trebled. It
would have helped out Wolverton. who
is in -a financial hole, but he went
ahead just the same to trim the San
Francisco club. And he's doing it
just when he Is asking favors of Cal
Kwing in the way of bringing his club
permanently into San Francisco.
Of course there is a vast commercial
side to baseball, but you can't lose
track of the fact that the games are
played on their merits.
San Francisco and California had a
personal interest in the world's series
frames played between Boston and
Philadelphia, which was won so han
dily by the Braves. Pitcher Bill
James, as has been published to the
wide, wide world, is a Californian born
and raised and there was much pride
in his accomplishments.
George Hildebrand, one of the four
umpires honored by being named for
the job of accepting $1000 for four
days work, is a San Francisco boy,
who was educated here and played ball
with the San Francisco club even be
fore he took up indicator work.
Manager George Stallings once was
manager of the San Jose ball club and
later of Stockton.
Little wonder, then, that the fans
were pulling heart and soul for the
Nationals to trim the Athletics. Part
of that feeling, naturally, was senti
ment ffm the underdog, but much of it
was due to the personal feature.
Dad'i Check Kept Uncasbed.
Dick Belcher, who has been presi
dent of the Trolley League, told an in
teresting story the other day about
James. ' Big Bill halls from Iowa Hill,
riacer County, this' state,' but drifted
early to Orovllle, where he started
playing balL Later he was drafted
into use as a pitcher. Finally, ' when
lie was offered the job with Seattle,
James, Sr.. interposed an objection. He
didn't want his boy to become a sure
enough out-and-out professional heav
er. All his objections were waived
Then the' father wrote out a check
and handed it to his son. with these
"When they kick you out of Seattle
this will bring you home. And good
luck, so long as you're bound to make
the trip."
That check has never been cashed.
Toung Bill has it framed and affirms
that he will never cash the paper.
Belcher also says that young James is
of a saving disposition and that every
fortnight there comes to the boy's
mother a check for J250. which is care
fully salted away against the future.
Mac-Bates Meeting Annoy.
The magnates of the Pacific Coast
League have been meeting so continu
ously that even the sporting writers
have thrown up their hands in disgust
and have-not tried to find out what's
happening. So far as can be learned,
nothing has been accomplished. More
over, it isn't likely that anything will
be done before the annual meeting of
the league, which is scheduled to con
vene Monday. October 26. At that time
it is likely some action, one way or
another, will be taken, so that It can
be known positively what the magnates
are going to do as regards the Mission
club. , .
It looks from the outside that they
must be up & tree as to the future and
are putting off the moment of making
a decision just as long as possible.
Major league ballplayers who are re
turning home for the Winter admit that
the season has been a disastrous one
financially for all the -baseball organi
zations in the game and particularly
for minor league institutions. These
Seem to ' have -.had more difficulty in
weathering the storm than the higher
ups. .
It is granted that the Federal League
has lost a lot of money, but the boys
seem to figure that the backers of the
Independents will be back on the job
another season. . .
Outlook Ha7 for Majors. .
It doesn't look from this angle that
the major league troopers, shortly to be
in our midst, are going to do any whirl
wind business. To be frank, baseball
for 1914 has been just about played
out in San Francisco and the fans are
hankering for a rest more than any
thing else. Had the Athletics tri
umphed, the all-American team to be
headed by Connie Mack would have
added some luster, but as matters now
stand, that club- is not going to shine.
And this is all the more the case be
cause the so-called stars of the Ath
letics are not going to make the trip.
Apparently the all-Nationals will be
the best fortified. Bill James, it is an
nounced, will be one of the pitchers
and Alexander, of the Phillies, is an
other. Doubtess the fans will turn out
just for a look at the visitors, but that
is about 'all.
The fans haven't been turning ,out in
flocks to see the Portland and Oak
land teams play across the bay this
week. A double-header was scheduled
for last "Tuesday, opening day, but the
paid attendance couldn't have gone far
beyond the 400 mark. And you know
yourself, gentle reader, there Isn't much
money to be made out of such a propo
sition. With San Francisco up in the
race, it might have been a different
Big Figure of Last Year's FltcMns
Staff to Be Seen in Action With
Maroons Against All-Stars.
"There wasn't enough enthusiasm in
Providence' to give a stage setting to
a funeral when- we won the pennant
this Fall."
So remarked Carl Mays, the former
Portland Colt pitcher, who was the big
figure on the Providence pitching staff
this past season and did -more than any
other individual to give the Rhode Is
land city its first pennant In 10 years.
Mays was bought by the Boston
Americans this Fall and will be a mem
ber of the Red Sox in 1915. Since the
Red Sox are picked to win the Ameri
can League pennant again in 1915 Mays
may be another Bill James in the
world's series within another season.
Portland fans will get their first
peep of. the season at the big- blonde
this afternoon at the Coast League
park. If weather permits a game, Mays
will be in the box for the crack Pied
mont Maroons against the Randall All
Stars at 2:30 o'clock.
These two teams were in the recent
city championship series and, although
both were eliminated before reaching
the finals, considerable rivalry has
cropped up amongst the boys.
Mays' last appearance in Portland
was in the Fall of 1913, when he pitched
the Portland Northwest Leaguers to a
victory over the Portland Coast cham
pions. Mays used a puzzling under
hand delivery and the Coasters couldn't
fathom him at alL
Brenegan will be behind the bat to
day and opposing this duet will be
Rudy Kallio, well-known Northwest
and Union Association star, and Bleeg.
1 OO Turkeys to Be Given Winners of
Thanksgiving Event.
The Portland Gun Club is planning
to hold on s of the biggest one-day
shoots of the year at its' grounds at
Jenne Station, on the Estacada carline,
on Thanksgiving day. More than 200
shooters are expected and 100 turkeys
have been secured to be offered to
the winners of the various classes.
A special turkey dinner has been ar
ranged for, according to Secretary Ad
dleman. of the club, and all hunters
will be carefully taken care of. Special
events for women have been put on
the programme and"' all women shoot
ers especially are Invited.
Rosy-cheeked apples, cranberry sauce
and every dainty that is required to
make a Thanksgiving day turkey din
ner have been secured. As a special
added attraction the weekly shoot for
the Imperial Hotel diamond trophy will
be staged, as well as the event for
the Richard Everding gold watch.
High average for the week will re
ceive one of the handsome little gold
buttons. Only two of these weekly but
tons haV9 been awarded by the club
as yet and Henry W. Metzger. presi
dent of the club, with an average of
98 per cent, was the first nimrod to
be honored.
Shooting will be held today and every
other Sunday until the big shoot
Thanksgiving. The shoot .Thanksgiv
ing morning will start promptly at S:30
o'clock and will last the entire day.
Lexington Races Declared Off.
LEXINGTON, Ky, Oct. 17. The an
nual Grand Circuit trotting meeting at
the track of the Kentucky Trotting
Horse Breeders Association today was
declared off on account of rain.
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Purchase of New Westminster
Club Under .Way.
VaccauTer Club First Organization
tb Be Met at Ice Game Here and
Year Will Close in March
With.-Victoria Contest.
Purchase outright of the New West
minster professional hockey club,
of the Pacific Hockey Association, by
the Portland Ice Hippodrome will be
accomplished within a few days, accord
lng to J. George Keller, secretary- of
tne nippoarome. negotiations nave
been under way for two or three weeks
to this end. A shifting of the forwards
and probably the trading of one or two
players will be the programme imme
diately after purchase, Mr. Keller said
The Portland Ice Hippodrome was
admitted to membership in the Pacific
Hockey Association last week, and as
the organization -is a Canadian one the
rules governing Canadian hockey games
will be the order in professional games
on the local rink.
The Portland Ice Hippodrome prob
ably will open in a week or ten days.
As the rink floor is 321 feet long and
85 feet wide, and the playing rules
call for an Ice floor of 200 feet long,
the management of the hippodrome is
making arrangements to fence the 200
feet off, leaving 60 feet of Ice floor at
either end of the rink. For practice
games the rink will be divided into two
sheets of ice to enable more than one
club to practice at the same time.
Maldoon Will Coach Team.
Peter Maldoon, a pioneer in hockey
circles, will act as trainer and coach
for the hippodrome team. Another
referee will be secured, according to
Secretary Keller, and he may be a Port
land man., Micky Ions is the only
referee in the circuit at present.
The season will open In Portland De
cember 8, when the Vancouver club will
meet the hippodrome players. It closes
in Portland March 6, with the hippo
drome contesting with Victoria. A ten
tative schedule has been prepared and
will be released as soon as accepted by
the league members.
Kenneth Mallen, crack forward of the
New Westminster club, is In Portland
looking over the local situation. He is
reputed to be one of the fastest pro
fessional hockey players and has been
a member of the New Westminster club
for three years. Two years ago Man
ager Savage, of the New Westminster
club, was watching a "scrub" game of
hockey on a pond near Swift Current.
Sask., and he noticed the swift, sure
playing of George Rochon. He was so
pleased with the young player's style
that he signed him immediately for the
New Westminster club. Since then
Rochon has Been one of the mainstays
of the team and he plays at point.
Eastern Clnba Raided.
When Savage first organized the New
Westminster club he raided the East
ern clubs. As a result of this Ed Oat
man, a rover, was secured from Que
bec, at a high purchase price. Oatman
was paid the handsome salary of $2400
for his first season.
Ran McDonald is a promising recruit
to professional hockey. His home is in
Vancouver and he has been with the
New Westminster club for three years.
McDonald plays center-forward.
One of the heaviest checkers In the
game is "Moose" Johnson, who has
been with New Westminster for three
years. Johnson's sensational rushes up
the Ice gained for him the sobriquet of
"Moose." Charies Tobln, who joined
New Westminster two years ago, is
playing forward, but Is good at any
post. He was purchased from Winni
peg. Art Throop, forward, was se
cured from Ontario last season.
Grand American Trapshootlng
Handicap May Be Held.
While the place for holding the 1915
Grand American Trapshooting Handi
cap will not be decided until the meet
ing of the Interstate Association in
December, already a number of cities
are making bids for a big sporting
Among the leaders in the race for the
honor of staging the event is Chicago,
and, if aggressiveness . counts, the
Windy City will be the mecca of the
trapshooting fraternity of the United
States in September of next year.
Quite a lot of campaigning was done
at the recent Grand American, held in
Dayton, by members of the Chicago and
Riverside Gun Clubs. The efforts of
the' shooters were supplemented by the
work of a number of prominent Chi
cago business men not identified with
the shooting game, but who appreciate
the importance of the National trap-
shooting meet.
Tentative plana have been prepared
for the laying out of elaborate and ex
tensive shooting grounds on the lake
front, and Chicago's representative at
Washington Is working to secure the
permission of the Government to place
a battery of traps on the shore of Lake
In urging their claims, the Chicago
delegation at Dayton predicted an at
tendance of more than 100,000 specta
tors. Dayton O., is also in a receptive
mood and if the matter had been left
to a vote of the more than 600 shooter
guests of the Gun Club during the 1914
session of the Grand American which
closed September 13. Dayton would be.
for the third consecutive time, the next
meeting place of gun bugs from every
state in the Union.
Other cities are playing politics to
land the 1915 shoot, but whether any of
these burgs can offer greater induce
ments or bring more pressure to bear
than Chicago on the interstate officials
is. a matter of speculation. -
Opponents in Mixed Foursomes and
18-Hole Play Break Even.
Two events of the match play In the
Columbus Day tournament held Mon
day on the Waverly Country Club
links resulted in tie scores. In the
mixed fourscores Miss Jean MacKenzle
and Fred Foster registered the same
score as Mr. and Mrs. Gay Lombard,
both men scoring 107 with a handicap
of nine, making a net 96.
The 18-hole match play against par
found Ruasel Smith and J. D. Alexander
having the same score of a total of fi
as K. L. McCTeay and Donald Green,
Second prize went to M. Whitehouse
and W. Gilbert, who made a total of 6.
In the men's handicap 18 ho)es medal
play, C H Lewis was awarded first
prize on 72 net. His gross score was
82 and he bad a handicap of 10, wbile
R. L. McCreay, who finished second
with 73 net, secured 77 as gross and
had a handicap of 4.
After the tournament, George Turn
bull, the professional golfer, who ten
dered his resignation as golf instructor
of the Waverly Country Club to take
up the same duties at the Colorado
County Club of San Diego, announced
that it was his last scoring for the
local tourney for some time to come.
The next tourney, according to Gay
Lombard, chairman of the handicap
committee, will not take place until
around Thanksgiving. '
Gridiron Contest Expected to Favor
Experienced Vpper-Classnicn All
Athletics Are Active.
The lnterclass football series at Reed
College will begin Wednesday, when
the team from the seniors and juniors
will clash with the sophomore-freshman
team on the college field.
Paul Rlttenberg has been elected
captain of the ' under-class team, and
Dr. K. T. Compton is acting as coach.
The team will have a number of men
who have played football In high
school, but much of the material is
Kenneth Tomllnson is captain. of the
senior-junior team and Is playing
quarter. Besides having men of more
experience in the lineup, the upper
classmen have played together before.
It is easier on this account to whip the
team into shape. The upper-classmen
probably will have some advantage In
weight, though the lineup oS the teams
has not been settled.
The good weather lately has been a
stimulus to tennis playing, and a tour
nament in which about 40 men particle
pated nearly has been finished. After
the tournament is completed, playing
Will continue for the sake of ranking
the players.
It is probable now that there will
not be much more tennis before
Spring, though there are always some
enthusiasts out at the first sign of
good weather. Other men in the col
lege are paying some attention to
handball. Basketball practice has be
gun on a small scale.
Military Authority Says Sport Tends
to Make Efficient Volunteers.
PHMiADELPHIA, Oct. 17. (Special.)
A military authority recently called
attention to a potential American Army
In the trapshooters of the 'United
States. In his remarks, the military
man laid emphasis on the fact that in
the early stages of a conflict, volun
teers lack efficiency, not because of
their inability "to keep step" as their
lack of familiarity with firearms and
the consequent "gunshyness," developed
when first handling a modern rifle be
cause of fear of the "kick." "Not until
a recruit overcomes his timidity of the
recoil of a rifle will he show a satis
factory degree of ability as a marks
roan." said the militia officer.
"On the other hand, men who weekly
or monthly throughout the year visit a
trapshooting club and Are 60 to 100
shell3 during an afternoon, become so
used to the recoil of a shotgun that in
exchanging it for a military rifle at a
time of necessity, they would from the
beginning exhibit no sign of the 'gun
shyness' so detrimental to marksman
ship. "To army officials who have tried for
years to provide for an adequate re
serve force, it is, no doubt, a satisfac
tion to know that from the more than
400,000 trapshooters in the United
States, there could be drawn, if needed,
an army of men who know how to han
dle firearms efficiently."
Parslow-'Sunderland Go Is Best at
Mohawk Club.
Despite the fact that one of the
bouts fell through, the fans were well
pleased with the boxing card offered
Friday night at the Mohawk Club, on
Union avenue.
The best go of the evening was be
tween Parslow, of Multnomah, and Sun
derland, of the Mohawk Club. The
judges could not reach an agreement
after three lively rounds and an extra
one was added. In the fourth round
Parslow won easily from Ills opponent,
who seemed to have tired.
The summary:
108 pounds Gonzales, Western, won
four-round decision from Bloomberg,
125 pounds Hansen, Armory, won
three-pound decision from Rodgers, un
attached. 115 pounds Frisbee. Mohawk, won
three-round decision from Rodgers, un
attached. 120 pounds Woodward. Mohawk,
awarded match when Taylor failed to
142 pounds Parslow. Multnomah,
won four-round decision from Sunder
land, Mohawk.
Officials Jack Helser. referee; Bud
Anderson and Bill Hayward. judges;
Jimmy Richardson, timekeeper.
Boxing Briefs. '
Colin Bell, the Australian heavy
weight, is a sterling track athlete and
also a fine bike rider.
Frankle Burns.' of Oakland, and Kid
Herman have been matched for a bout
In New Orleans November 1.
Packey McFarland will have Billy
Nolan as a manager if e re-enters the
ring, according to reports.
Los Angeles scribes didn't discover
Jeff Smith was in the country until
after he had sailed for home. j
James J. Corbett will be with us
shortly. He will "do his little stunt
at one of the local vaudeville houses.
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-Dick Kendall, the Portland heavy
weight, and Bud Anderson have been
training together of late. t .
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Progressive Candidate for
"Whereas, This Federation exists to unify effort
in the direction of securing medical freedom and restoring
liberties which have teen taken from the people through ti
gradual encroachments of State Medicine, and
Whereas. Initiative Bill 340 in the State Pamph
let, known as the Dental Bill. Is a definite step in the
direction or medical freedom, protecting the people instead
of the Dental Trust, and
Wiereas this fight of the people has been under
taken single-handed by Dr. E. R. -Parker ( Painless Parker
in backing this Bill, and
Rhereas, Should Bill 340 be defeated, nothing ie
surer than that the Medical Trust will take courage and seek
further restrictive laws in the interest of the doctors and
against the interests of. the people; therefore
Resolved: That this Federation urge each and all
voters in its several organizations to use all'-their influ
ence in support of Bill 340; and, further
Resolved: That we heartily endorse and commend
Dr. Parker-for his stand against injustice andaDental Mon
Oct. 13,1914.
Paid Advertisement.)
Entrance of Corvallls Squad Depends
on Showing of Reernlts, Says
Stewart Early Practice Begins.
Oct. 17. (Special.) The Oregon Agri
cultural College and Willamette Uni
versity are expected to Join this year
the list of colleges playing association
football (soccer). The University of
Oregon is trying to schedule home and
return games with both teams.
Dr. Stewart, athletic director at Cor
vallls. replies that fee is having made
two fields for soccer, but that neither
is finished. He proposes Issuing a soc
cer call, he says, as soon as the in
tercollegiate season is over at Thanks
giving. The soccer men will use the
new intercollegiate field. If the re
sponse is satisfactory he says he will
play Oregon at Corvallls and at Eu
gene. Willamette, which Introduced soccer
a year ago, is talking of games about
December. Teams from Portland that
are likely to meet the university dur
ing the Winter are Columbia University
and Multnomah.
Meanwhile about 20 men are practic
ing on the baseball field. Some, like
Campbell, of Dallas: Ralston, of La
Grande; Neal Ford, of Eugene; Amspo
ker. of Riddle: Tuerck, of Portland, and
Pearson, of Eugene, belong to last
year's squad, which In the only two
soccer games the university evr has
played held Columbia University to two
tie scores.
Other recruits, such as Haseltine,
Sengstake and Sheehy, of Portland in
terscholastic teams, are new in the
university, but have had some experi
ence in the game. Goresky, Columbia
University goaltender, also is expected
out next week. Still others, such as
Kail, of Klamath Fails; Leffel, of La
TWENTY YEARS ago the first
American championship .golf
match was played. The game was
then considered a society fad and was
played in a regal setting at Newport,
R. I. Of the 20 contestants. W. a.
Lawrence, of Newport, was declared
the winner and ' the first American
amateur champion. Golf in the United
States is said to date from the estab
lishment of the St. Andrew's Golf Club
at Yonkers, N. Y., in 1888. South
Carolinians, however, claim that It was
played In their state a century before,
and point to the files of the Charles
ton City Gazette, where an Item un
der date of September 18, 1738, states:
" . . . There is lately erected that
pleasing and genteel amusement, the
golf baan." Golf was played In Scot
land, said by many to be its place of
birth, generations before Columbus
made known that there was an Amer
ica. - One prominent American educa
tor has said that he read an account
of a golf game written by the ancient
Aristotle, and had found reference to
the sport in the Bible. It is also
claimed that Holland was Its place of
origin. In the earliest records of
Scotch history, literature, and even
legislation, golf occupies a prominent
place. Over four centuries ago the
sport had so overwhelmed archery, the
soldier's training, that the Scottish'leg
lslature decreed that "the fut ball and
golf be utterly cryit doun and nocht
usit." Forbidden to the masses, it re
mained a royal pastime. King James
II played a game with an Edinburgh
shoemaker. Queen Mary was found
playing on the links two days after
the death of her royal consort. Darnley.
The news pf the great Irish rebelllou
Glubs of
asm olip
Grande: Belknap, of Prlncvtlle: Hugh
Ford, of Eugene, and Fletcher, of Eu
gene, are trying out also. Crockett, a
Scotch player of experience, also will
be with the squad this year. The elec
tion of a captain will be held soon.
New 9 -Hole, 3 100-Yard Course Un
der Way at Washington.
17. With the- ground being broken for
a new nine-hole 3100-yard course and
a campaign being started for a greater
University of Washington Golf Club,
golf enthusiasm is running high at
the university. .
Golf has been played b'y a few about
the campus for several years. Dean
Milnor Roberts, of the college of mines.
Is the man who aroused Interest in the
game. He has been the president of
the club since It grew from a handful
to 2E0.
Membership in the club is not re
stricted to university students and fac
ulty but anyone who is interested in
golf is eligible. Many prominent pro
fessional and business men of Seattle
aro members. Even Gllmour Doble,
"the lean, gloomy Scot." as he is so
.often referred to by the press in the
Fall of the year, spends much of his
time not given to grabbing football
championships In chasing the little
white ball about the green. He was
a runner-up in last year's champion
ship tournament.
The new course when completed will
be one of the best in the Northwest.
The first hole will be 125 yards, the
second 600, the third 300, the fourth
325, the fifth 480, the sixth 500, the
seventh 280, the eighth 250 and the
ninth 340 yards.
Federals Flan Sew York Invasion.
CHICAGO. Oct. 17. President Gil
more announced today that the Federal
League was ' planning the Invasion of
New York and that four possible sites
for ball parks were being considered.
Nothing definite has been decided on,
he said, but at a meeting in New York
next Friday action probably would be
came to King Charles I while he was
lifting the ball over the links at Leith.
Today golf, beginning as a society
fad in the United States, has become a
pastime at which a vast fortune, esti
mated as ,high as SoO.000,000, is spent
every year in the United States. There
are said to be more than 200,000 active
players who are driving the gutta
percha balls over links whose combined
acreage in the United States is nearly
twice as large as the District of Co
lumbia. .Some of the American club
houses are veritable mansions; one In
the Middle West has cost to date over
$750,000 for the golfing course, the
clubhouse, and the equipment. The-
exact amount or money reaped annual
ly by tbe American caddies is not def
initely known, but It probably equals
the amount paid In Great Britain,
which is estimated at 312,500,000. Oth
er Items that go to make up the an
nual tribute to golf are clubs and balls.
The value of the clubs in use is esti
mated at nearly $1,000,000. while the
balls are valued at over (6,000.000.
Golf ha. spread throughout the world.
In Europe there is scarcely a country
without its golf links and players.
Japan has one of the finest courses In
the world.- Mexico Is rapidly becoming
known for its links. While all classes
have taken to the sport with enthu
siasm. Kings and Queens, not to men
tion tbe lesser lights of royalty and
the nobility, are ardent devotees. King
Alfonso has his private links In Spain
a,nd has taught his English-born Queen
to play the game. The German Em
peror, prohibited by a physical ailment
from participating In the sport, never
theless is an enthusiast and frequent
ly follows his son. the Crown Prince,
about the links at Potsdam. President
Wilson, and his predecessor. Mr. Taft,
are devoted to the game.
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DR. W. O. rOlTKLL,
President Psrtflc Collece of
Fairways of Year-Old Course, Over
Hills and Gullies, Forms Best
' Hazards Record Yet 88.
Interclub play between picked,'
teams of the new Portland Golf Club'
and the Eugene Country Club will be
a morsel for the near future If present.
carriea out. xne r,ugene
club has extended an invitation for a
party of six or eight Portland experts
to make the trip south. . .
Eugene's course Is more than a year
old and golf has become deep-rooted -in
the university town. The club :
boasts a new clubhouse on the edge of '
the city and natural turf second only 7
iv uearoarL
Its fairways are naturally extremely V.
HftrlV that nfnA hola. lao,iw ....
down steep hills and over gullies that
form the best kind of hazards. The. .
greens are not grassed, but will be
within another year.
Chandler Egan holds the course -record
of 86, but several of the EuKene
sect have done almost as well. John -Wilhelm.
a Portland student at the
university, who Is well known. -
through his prowess at the annual
Gearhart tourney, has several 38s to
his credit. John is a brother of Ku-, '
dolph Wilhelm, the champion of th.
Portland Golf Club. ' ,r
Hugo Bezdek, athletlo director at -the
University of Oregon, Is a staunch
devotee of golf, as is A. R. Tiffany... .
the popular graduate manager of ath
letics at the university.
Miss Cecil Lei ten, British National '
Champion, Flans American Trip.
It is said that Miss Cecil Leitch. the ''
British woman golfer, is to visit ttTese
shores unless the war should prevent---She
has just won her fourth national .
Vi d m r I n n u l i ti ktiH Vi t- T ) i 4 t- H mfflil. a
two up and one to play in the 36th-bole ,
final of the English championship at
Walton Heath and then met her again
in the French championship at La.
Bouille, where once more in the 36-holo -nnal
sbe defeated her. two up and one ...
to play. One of the writers in an ,
English paper speaks of Miss Cecil
Leitch's boyish, yet graceful, stride and .
further mentions the tact that her sis- - '
ter. Miss Edith Leitch, soothes herself
with a cigarette after a strenuous day. -
Another woman golfer who would7;
be welcomed over here is Mrs. Cruick- -sliank,
who, as Miss Jenkins, won the -Scottish
championship in 1912 and has
recently won the golf championship of
Southern India. She is a member of
1 11 u . i uuu uwu anu i a m maker VJ i.
J. L. C. Jenkins, the winner of the
British Amateur championship this .
year, tbe man who showed that victory
was by no means a matter of luck, but .'
well deserved, by entering the open the - -
following month and securing eighth
place and. In addition to that, leading
all the Scotsmen, either amateur or
professional, who were in that contest.
Jenkins had also the distinction of
matching Taylor's remarkable two at.
the seventh hole on tbe third round.
Each one of these men laid his drie
within a few feet of the pin. 287 yards,
and each holed a putt. Far more Ira
portant. however, was the fact that .- .
Jenkins divided the honors with Var
don for tbe next round, each doing a 73. j- .
The carda follow:
Out S 4 t 4 1 4 4 4 4 S .. ,
In 4 iiillli 5 37 TJ
Jenkins i
Out 4 : S 4 4 E 3 4 S 5
la 45544345 4 S8 71
It is rather interesting to note that..
although the scores are alike, Vardon
would have defeated Jenkins in match
play two up. 1