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THE SUNDAY OEEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
FARMER SHIES AT
TRIP TO HONOLULU
Roster of Beavers Who Will
Brave Ocean Dwindles
, to Seventeen.
DISAPPOINTMENT IS FELT
SOME NEW AND OLD PLAYERS WHO WILL BE SEEN IN UNIFORMS OF PORTLAND PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE TEAM DURING COMING SEASON,
Pitcher Fincher Asleep Way Down
In Arkansas and bo Will Not
Train on Islands Holdout
Cases Are Fending.
The McCredles were much put out
yesterday at receiving? a telegram from
Floyd Farmer. Pittsburg outfielder, that
he could not arrive in Portland from
his home at Lebanon, Term., in time to
make the trip to Honolulu. As Farmer
was one of the regulars counted on to
leave for the north Tuesday night, the
Portland owners were disappointed.
Farmer's inability- to get on the
ground in time cuts the Kanaka squad
down to a lean 17 men. Also it leaves
but two outfielders, Kenneth Williams
and Dennis Wllie. Lyle Bigbee, who
arrived yesterday, came to the rescue
with the remark that his brother, Car
son, the ex-University of Oregon boy
who was sold by Tacoma to Pittsburg
last season, would be glad to make the
journey, and he will be taken if such
is the case. It seems that Bigbee be
lieves he can fix It with Pittsburg to
report a little late.
If Carson Bigbee does not go, Ed
Johnson, Butte outfielder and Vancou
ver, Wash., boy, will be taken to fill out
"I felt that a case like this of Farm
er's would come up," said Judge Mc
Credie. "Pitcher Bill Fincher, secured
from St. Louis, is another one who
pulled the same stunt, and he will re
port at Stockton. He slept too long in
Holly Grove, Ark."
Lyle Bigbee was the only Beaver to
show up yesterday. He came from
Waterloo, Or. Catchers Frank O'Brien
and Robert Marshall; Pitchers Kenneth
Penner and Herman Schatzleln; Infleld
ers Bill Stumpf, Bill Rodgers, Charley
Hollocher and Ralph Pinelli, and Out
fielder Kenneth Williams are due today.
Pitchers George Helfrich and Mark
Hlgbee are scheduled to arrive tomor
row. Judge McCredle would like to
have Pitcher Johnny Brandt, Portland
semi-professional, call and see him.
Brandt will be taken to Honolulu and
the Portland prexy wants to be assured
that he will go.
Fred Peters, Portland clgarman- and
schoolboy friend of Pitcher Fred L.
Beebe. who was released by Cleveland to
Portland and then sold to Louisville, of
the American Association, has received
a letter from the veteran, wherein he
asks Peters to ascertain just what the
McCredles would be willing to pay him
if he signed a two-year contract.
At the time he wrote the letter,
Beebe -evidently did not know that he
haj been sold to Louisville. The cash
received for him was paid to St. Louis,
of the American League for First
Baseman "Babe" Borton, who te now
holding out tor a Federal League sal
ary. Here Is part of Beetle's letter to
"I didn't want to come to Portland
for two reasons. I heard It was very
damp and also the season is seven
months TTing. If you know McCredle
personally, what Le the most he would
erive me to pitch with a two-year con
tract? "My record for the last three years
Is just as good as any pitcher in the
Year. City. W. I,.
1014 Buffalo 22 8
1015 Buffalo 27 7
laia Cleveland a s
"Also hit well each year and was
used as pinch hitter. I used to get $550
a month from Buffalo before the Fed
eral League made it poor.
"Am feeding 50 head of steers and
outdoors all the time. Have quite a
business and can't afford to leave It
for a small salary. I rent 60 acres
to go with my 35 of fruit and alfalfa
and go shares with two brothers who
work it for me. Write me the dope."
Fred L.. Beeb's ranch Is at Paonla.
Delta County, Colorado. He appears to
be a regular business man for he has
his own letterheads. Before the Louis
ville deal was made, the 36-year-old
chucker had written the McCredles
saying that he intended to coach a col
lege nine and would like to play In
He asked, as a personal favor, that a
deal re made for him.
Nothing new developed yesterday on
the cases of Holdouts Al Leake (Rocky
Mount), L. D. Brenton (New Orleans)
Borton (St. Louis), Paddy Slglln (Pitts
burg) and Billy Southworth (holdover)
Judge McCredle will write each of them
. before leaving Tuesday night. He has
been too busy gathering those willing
to go to Honolulu to spend any time
fooling with those who are not going.
When they come to terms they will
be advised to report at Stockton March
14, one week before the gang return
from the islands. Pitcher Fincher and
Outfielder Farmer are two regulars
who have agreed to terms who will
report at Stockton on that date, along
with a batch of "bushers."
All of the holdouts want more salary
with the exception of Brenton secured
from New Orleans for Kelly and Nixon.
He won't sign until President Fultz, of
the fraternity tells him he is at liberty
to do so.
Those reporting at Stockton will
work out with Nick Williams' Spokane
Indians until the crew returns from
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OVER: BREAKS EVEN
West Successful in Defeating
Rule Proposed to Limit
. Payment of Expenses-
AMATEUR RULE AMENDED
COAST IS PLEASED
Clean-Cut Is Victory for Three
DR. SUMNER HARDY TALKS
ANDERSON GOLF TEAM WINS
As Result Fawcetfs Dozen Are Hosts
at Banquet. -
Roscoe Fawcett's team of IS golfers
banqueted that of George F. Anderson
at the Portland Golf Club last night, as
a result of an 18-to-13 victory by the
Anderson dozen on the Raleigh station
links yesterday?. Teams were chosen
at noon for the team match.
Players were chosen from those who
reported to Professional Pratt.
P. A. Oibbs 3
'. p. Osborne O
Dr. W. I. Northup.. 3
John Dlck.on 2
C. K. Mcculloch.... 2
o. H. Becker 0
w. D. Scott. . . i
Howell Jones. .
Ceorffe F. Anderson a
r;Anrtr Rchaefer... 01
A. R. Weuat 0l
Ur. M. O. Holbrook. 0
J. TT. Constantlns. .0
R. f. Sfor'fcS 3
W. C. Bristol 0
J. t. Mankle 0
A. L,. Tucker 1
Ft. r. MlHor X
8C. X. Sampson 0
J. li. Lambert l
R. H. Pretty 0
R. E. Bhaw S
Roscoe Fawcett. . .2
Frank J. Raley 0
Johnston and Griffin Will Play
Through In Doubles Tonrnament
and Not Have to Defend Hon
ors All in One Big Match.
BAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10. (Special.)
Dr. Sumner Hardy and members of
the Pacific States Tennis Association
who successfully led the fight against
the proposed rules to bar sporting
goods salesmen as amateur naturally
were pleased with the result of the
National meeting. They argue that the
present rules, if enforced will keep the
sport as clean from professionalism as
athletics, golf or other competitions.
ihe rule that still stands reads as
An amateur Is one who Is not con
nected with the sale of tennis goods or
with a firm manufacturing or selling
tennis goods, except when such connec
tion shall be of a general nature in a
firm manufacturing or selling general
athletic goods to no greater extent
than with any other line of goods."
Fight Made for Trio.
"We contended from the start," says
Dr. Hardy, "that the rule now in force
will cover any case of abutting privi
leges. We led the fight for three little
fellows. In case of players employed
only for. their reputation as tennis play
ers and who take off the whole Sum
mer for tennis play, the National as
sociation can take action and bar them.
The boys legitimately employed in
sporting goods stores, however, tshould
not be made to suffer for a few of
fenses committed by the players of
At the annual meeting of the Pa
cific States Association on Thursday
the doings at the gathering will be
discussed. Secretary J. C. Rohlfa will
return from the meeting and likely
will have some views to present to the
Coast tennis leaders. With the ama
teur question settled, however, the talk
of the West breaking away from the
Fast has died down. A prominent 6an
Francisco expert today sayi:
"The fact that the National double
tournament will be contested like the
singles title with no sectional elimina
tion events is approved. The West
wanted the old system to stay in force.
It Is probable that the winners of . the
Coast doubles will be sent Bast the
time as usual to play through th
tournament. Johnston and Griffin, the
champions, also will have to play
through and not defend their honors In
one big match, as was the programme
Wot Feels Long; Trip.
It makes quite a difference to the
Western players. It is all right for
the Easterners who are practically
within a stone's throw of their homes,
but the boys here have to make the
long trip across the continent and then
have to devote so much time parti
cipating in the many matches neces
sary to go through the tourney. '
At a meeting on Thursday delegates
from the clubs in the Intercity Tennis
League last season will be called to
gether to organize another circuit.
The . Pacific States Association will
sanction the league competition: Clubs
from Sacramento. Stockton, Berkeley,
Alameda. Oakland, San Jose San Fran
cisco and the universities of California
and Stanford likely will be in the
league again. The California club was
the winner of the first league trophy.
Business of ranking the players on
their performances of 1916, mapping
out the fixtures for the coming season
and routine matters will come before
defeated the Chemawa Junior basket
ball team here last nleht, 40 to 21. This
was the visitors' first aefent. Chemawa
led 17 to 13 at the end of tha first half.
Moffnblcr and Dunn, forwards, wero
the stars for Mt. Ansel. Moffenbier
was replaced in the last half by Shea.
For Chemawa. Diddles and Smith shot
the most baskets and Todd was a star
Mount Angel Pos. Chemawif.
Dunn ............ .F. ........... . rtuUlles
Moffenbier ........ -F. ........... . Johnson
Koppert C rtmlth
Engertaberger ...... "i (T&ttihammer
Dean .G. Todd
COURSE MAT NOT BE tJSED
Washington Rowing Race Off Vn
less Expense Is Guaranteed.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 10. The new
rowing course of the University of"
Washington from Lake Washington to
Lake Union through the Government
Canal will not be used for an intercol
legiate race this year unless the board
of stewards in charge of racing at the
university will guarantee the expenses
of the California and Stanford eights.
Washington will compete in the Coast
triangular on the Oakland estuary and,
if victorious, will go Cast to row at
Wasco 2 9, Grass Valley 4.
WASCO. Or., Feb. 10. Wasco High
School boys' team defeated the Grass
Valley High School boys' team here last
night to the tune of 29 to 4. The
Grass Valley girls' team also played the
Wasco High School girls, which was the
real contest of the evening. The fame
ended in a tie, 3 to 3.
AGGIES WILL TRAVEL
BASKETBALL GAMES AT SEATTLE
THURSDAY AM) FRIDAY.
Team Will Go Direct From North
Berkeley, but May Stop for
-OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE, Corvallls Feb. 10. (Special.)
With the Oregon Agricultural College
Washington State College contest rele
gated to the ranks of history, the last
basketball game of the season has been
played on the Aggie courts. On
Wednesday Coach May will bundle
eight of his 11 regulars aboard the
train for Seattle, where retiirn games
will be played with the University of
Washington quintet on Thursday and
Friday. In the two-game series played
the first of this week at Corvallls, the
Aggies dropped the first game but cap
tured the second, so May is expecting
a strong opposition.
From Seattle the Oregon champs
will travel direct to Berkeley, Cal.,
where games will be played with Uni
versity of California February 20 and
21 and with Stanford at Palo Alto
February 22 and 23, which will be the
last conference games played. Mult
nomah Club has asked for a game
February 17. It has not yet been de
cided whether the Aggies will go south
from Seattle by boat or by rail, but If
the land route Is picked it Is probable
that the winged "M" five will be met
in Portland on Saturday.
In the game which was played with
Washington State College last Friday
night, the Aggies were worsted by the
invaders to the score of 28 to 17.
The squad which will journey north
Wednesday will be picked from the fol
lowing men: Sieberts.- Friedman,
B'.agg. Ray, Low, Phillips. Newman,
Bissett, Reardon, Myers. Kakln.
y. fil. C. A. AFTER TITLE
SIX ATHLETICS TO COJIPETE IX NA
TIONAL CONTEST HERE.
Portland High Schools Also Are Pre
paring for Participation and Are
to Have Preliminaries.
Six men from the Portland Toung
Men's Christian Association will enter
the National Amateur Athletic Union
wrestling championships scheduled for
Portland under the auspices of tne
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club, May
11 and 12. Instructor Garlock of the
"Y" advised Instructor E. J. O'Connell.
of the Winged 'M" institution, to that
Portland High Schools that have win
ners in the interscholastlc meet sched
uled for between now and the date of
the National meet, will be represented.
That means eight high schoolers, for
there will be eight championships con
tested for: 10S, 115, 125. 135.. 145. 15S,
175 and heavyweight.
The Amateur Athletic Union will hold
tryouts late this month. The United
States will be divided into ttvree sec
tions East, Middle West and South.
Eight winners from each section will
come to Portland.
The Olympic Club, of San Francisco;
Los Angeles Athletic Club and organ
isattons through the Northwest will
The Multnomah Amateur Athletic
Club will be represented strong and
Instructor O'Connell is working hard
with his proteges in preparation.
Intercollegiate championships will be
staged late in March at either Tale or
Princeton. All of the big schools will
be represented. The colleges have no
108-pound class, so only seven colle
glans will come to Portland. About 60
crsck wrestlers from out of the city
will be in Portland May 11 and 12.
War Situation Recognized by Au
thorizing Executive Committee
to Cancel All Tournaments
NEW TORK. Feb 10. The annual
meeting of the United States National
Lawn Tennis Association closed early
today with a fairly even break between
I the East and West on questions which
! caused sectional divisions.
The representatives from west of the
Alleghenies defeated the proposed ama
teur rule which would bar from ama
teur ranks players in the sporting
goods business; but all the Important
National championship tournaments
with one exception, were awarded to
clubs In the Atlantic states.
As a result of this action, the present
amateur rule will stand. This rule
permits an amateur tennis player to
maintain a connection with a firm
manufacturing or selling athletic goods
provided he "has to do with tennis
goods to no greater extent than with
any other lino of goods."
The est was successful also In de
feat In a: a rule proposed by the execu
tive committee which would have gov
erned and limited the payment of ex
penses of players competing in sanc
A few minor amendments of the
amateur rule were adopted. The most .
Important of these provides that a
player shall lose his amateur status by
permitting or sanctioning the use of his
name to advertise or promote the sale
of tennis goods for pecuniary profits
or by permitting his name to be ad
vertised or published as author of books
or articles on tennis of which he is not
actually the author.
The meeting recognized the war sit
uation by authorizing the executive
committee to cancel all or any sanc
tioned tournaments in case such action
The only sectional contest over the
award of National tournaments was be
tween the Longwood Club, of Boston.
and the Onwentsla Club, of Chicago,
both of which applied for the doubles
championship. The Boston club won
the event ty a vote oi lis to 83.
The National singles tournament and
the junior and boys' National cham
pionship tournament were awarded to
the West Side Club, of Forest Hills.
L. I.: the women's National singles,
doubles and mixed doubles champion
went to the Philadelphia Cricket Club,
and the indoor championships to the
Seventh Regiment Club, of New York.
The Ohio Lawn Tennis Association, of
Cincinnati, defeated the Rockhlll Club,
of Kansas City, for possession of the
clay courts championships.
THIS SQUAD IS DESPERATELY FIGHTING FOR THE 1917 BASKETBALL
CHAMPIONSHIP OF THE PORTLAND JNTEUSCHOLASTIC
An informal dance took place after
Harvard Hockey Team Wins.
BOSTON, Feb. 10. Harvard's hockey
team defeated McGill University of
Montreal, 4 to 0, here tonight.
MT. ANGEL JCNIORS VICTORS!
Chemawa Juniors Lose at Basketball I
by 4 0-to-2 1 Score.
ST. BENEDICT, Or.. Feb. lO. (Spe
cial.) The fast Mt. Angel junior team
va. -v. :m
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PACIFIC "U" BEVTS MT. ANGEL
Forest Grove Quintet Wins Sixth -Game
by - 1-to-1 0 Score.
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, Forest Grove,
Or.. Feb. 10. (Special.) Pacific Uni
versity won its sixth basketball game
last night by defeating Mount Angel
College, 21 to 16. Schanedling. for the
visitors, played a star game, and Lucas,
of Pacific, was high-point man with
four field goals.
Fenenga sustained a sprained apkle
In the last half. He has made more bas
kets than any other man in the Non
The lineup follows:
Pacific U. (21). P ML Anrel (lfl.
Irle (2) Guards Puhek
Jon. (2) Kuberger
Fenenjta (7) Center (7) Classla
Lucu (8) Forwards. (7) Schanedllns
Fowler (2) Forwards Spear
Webb (2) Spare
PLANS MADE FOR DARTMOUTH
Multnomah Club Physical Director
Working for Football Game.
To stimulate interest In the proposed
Dartmouth College-Multnomah Club
football game here next Fall and to
organize a Dartmouth College Alumni
Association In Portland, all former stu
dents of the Eastern school are request
ed to send in their names and tele
phone numbers to Dr. Leslie Clough,
physical director at the Multnomah
Amateur Athletic Club.
A committee has been working to
induce the Dartmouth, 1917, eleven to
stop in Portland should the squad be
selected to represent the East in the
East versus West football battle at
Pasadena, Cal., New Year's day. A
meeting of former students in Port
land will be held the latter part of
next week, according to present plans.
Jimmy Ford Seeks Fights.
Jimmy Ford, San Francisco 125
pounder, arrived in Portland yester
day looking for engagements. He ha
met Harry Pelsinger, Frankie Malone.
Joe Hill and many other clever boys
around the Seal Rocks City. Ford is
in fine shape and challenges any of the
local boys at his weight.
Johnson Signs Umpire McCormlck.
CHICAGO, Feb. 10. President John
son, of the American League, today
signed Barry McCormlck, a veteran
major league star, as a member of
the 1917 umpiring staff. McCormlck
officiated in the American Association
Seattle Asks for Title Matches.
The Seattle Athletic Club has asked
the Amateur Athletic Union for sanc
tion to hold" ,a Far Western boxing
championship meet this Spring. The
contests will undoubtedly be held In the
Sound City some time in April.
- Eleanor Gates Golf Victor.
PINE HURST, N. C, Feb. 10. Miss
Eleanor Gates. Brooklyn, defeated Mrs.
Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Pittsburg, one
up in 20 holes in the finals of the St.
Valentine golf tournament for women
Illinois Defeats Gopher Five.
URBAN, 111.. Feb. 10. University of
Illinois defeated University of Minne
sota 18 to 17 in a Western conference
basketball game here tonight.
Harvard Wrestlers Beat Brown..
PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Feb. 10. The
Harvard wrestling team defeated
Brown's matmen. 21 to S. here tonight.
Kneeling, Left to Right
COLUMBIA UJSIVEHS1T llAShKTIIALL TEAM.
-Gravelle. Bertram Jacobberaer, Buaa Dona-las, Flrns and Stevensen. Mandlna,
Malone. Vincent Jacobbertxer, Captain Mike Block, Johnny MurhJ.
Ryan an4 Uanaarer
WORLD'S MIDDLE AD WELTER.
.. W EIGHT CHAMPION WRESTLER
Extra Added Attraction This Week at
Will appear matinees and evenln gs.
Meet all comers. Fifty dollars forfeit to
anyone he fails to throw in 15 minutes.
No Advance la Prices.