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THE SUNDAY OEEGOXIAN, PORTLAND, FEBRUARY 11, 1917.
Y. RL C. A. SKI CLUB
Snowshoe Tramps to Points
of Interest and Slides on
EIGHT BECOMES MEMBERS
YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION ALPINE SKI CLUB ENJOYED FOUR DAYS OF EXHILARATING SPORT NEAR MOUNT HOOD
LODGE, RETURNING TO PORTLAND LAST TUESDAY NIGHT.
A. M. Grllley Is Elected President
and Plans Ar"e Laid for Erec
tion of Cabin on Peak for
Other Winter .Excursions.
BT O. W. MIELKE.
Historian Alpine Ski Club. "
Nineteen members of the Portland
Toung Men's Christian Association Al
pine Ski Club enjoyed a trip to the
Mount Hood regions, leaving here Feb
ruary 2 and returning last Tuesday
night. They departed at 7 P. M. Feb
ruary 2, going by rail to Hood River
and stopping at the apple city that
night. They left for Parkdale the fol
lowing morning via the Mount Hood
The trip to Parkdale is only a matter
of two hours and a half. They were
met there by bobsleds .drawn by horses
and conveyed to Mount Hood Lodge,
arriving there at 1 P. M. on Saturday.
After dinner lessons were Immediately
started in scientific skiing.
Expert Train in Sport.
A. M. Grllley. of the Young Men's
Christian Association, who was at the
head of the party, sent in advance of
the company an expert skiier, Egon
Elder von Kratzer, an Austrian with a
skiing record in Switzerland and Japan.
He la now located at Mount Hood
Saturday afternoon was spent in
practicing near the premises. In addi
tion the brand new toboggan obtained
from St. Paul, Minn., 11 feet long and
accommodating eight persons, afforded
pleasure. That evening initiation of
new members was carried out.
The following eight were "snowed'
into the club: Chris Betz. A. L. Fish.
Harold Gilbert, E. J. Jaeger. C. R.
Miller, J. Arthur Norman, George F.
Scott and O. W. Mielke.
East Fork la Visited.
Sunday afternoon a trip to Beaver
Dams and the Fast Fork of Hood River
Rapids was made, covering a distance
of two miles each way over trails and
On Monday a trip to Fall Creek, five
and one-half miles from the Lodge, was
In order. This took the company alng
Cloud Cap Inn road for about one mile
from where they branched off through
the Government forest reservation,
Tomala Falls were visited en route.
A large portion of this road and trail
is on what Is now the proposed Loop I ffCA l5 DflDTIIC DdYTCD'C
Around the mountains. There is a do- 'UCH IO run I UO DMA I Cn O
sire among the residents there to cre
ate enthusiasm throughout the two or
three counties with a view to ulti
mately having a permanent road-built.
A. M. Grllley Named President.
The following officers were elected
lor the ensuing year Monday night: A.
M. Grllley. president; Fred H. Kiser,
vice-president; R. H. Atkinson, secre
tary: Morris Barnes, treasurer; O. W.
The club was thoroughly organized
and the following committee appointed
to look into the advisability of estab
lishing "a permanent home in the moun
tains: A. M. Grllley. O. W. Mielke and
Fred H. Kiser.
These skiiers composed the party: R. I voke the " no decision" scheme, so pop-
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SPORT PLANS HUM
Early Preparations Made to
Meet Stanford, Califor
nia's Hereditary Rival.
TRACK TEAM TO BE FAST
Varsity Baseball Team. Made T-Tp of
15 Veterans, Will Be Strong.
Xine Crews of Oarsmen Busy
and Tennis Men Are Active.
TITLE PLAY IS TOPIC
Billiard Champion Should In
voke "No-Decision" Scheme.
Discussion Leads to Boxing Game
and Story of Knockout of Jim
Jeffries by Jack Johnson
Is Told Again.
BY PORTUS BAXTER.
SEATTLE, Feb. 10. (Special.) Too
bad that George Moore could not in-
H. Atkinson, Morris Barnes, Chris Betz,
in. a. uoiman, A. L. fish, Harold Gil
bert, A. M. Grllley, W. J. Hofmann, J.
P. and E. J. Jaeger, Fred H. Kiser, D. C.
Lebb, O. W. Mielke, C. R. Miller, J.
Arthur Norman, J. P. Plagemann, M.
M. Ringler, George F. Scott and J. E.
Many comical Incidents came up dur
ing the outing and nearly every mem
ber of the party served for the butt of
more than one joke. Because of his
expert ability to wax skiis. A. L. Fish
will henceforth travel under the nom
de plume of the "Skii Waxer." J. Arthur
Norman was "dubbed" the "Yawk strop
School Classes Attended.
On the return trip ' Tuesday the
Valley Crest School between Mount
Hood Lodge and Parkdale was stormed
by the bunch. All took seats as they
nad aone years before In their own
grammu school days. A big package of
cakes and cookies was presented to the
scholars by J. P. Jaeger.
Miss McNamara, of Portland, the
teacher, enjoyed the visit of the skiiers
and upon leaving every child received
some small change.
W were met at Hood River on our
return trip by a delegation from the
ular with Freddie Welsh, in his re
cent contest with Charles McCourt, of
Cleveland, for the three-cushion bil
liard championship. It would have been
mighty handy to cling onto the title,
even if McCourt did win ISO to 122
in three nights' play.
But the idea in billiards, irrespective
of whether it is or is not run by &
trust, appears to be to make the title
holder defend his laurels before his
contemporaries have reached the age
of applying for maintenance pensions.
So it was that poor George listened
to the challenge of McCourt and went
down to defeat.
We have not heard complaints that
the former champ was too ill to do
himself justice. Strange that he did
not offer such an alibi, but lack of
such details shows how much George
has missed by failure to study the life
of Mr. Welsh, as revealed in the sport
ing columns of the daily newspapers.
Methods Not Concealed.
So far as the general public is con
cerned, there is nothing concealed in
the methods of Mr. Welsh. He came to
bat strong when he was in British Co
lumbia, squabbling over the finishing
touches of the negotiations for a scrap
Hood River Commercial Club, consist- with Willie Ritchie; be has stirred up
mg or Messrs. tuanchard, Moe, Mitchell,
Sleg and Thomison. They escorted us
through the Hood River Apple Grow
ers' plant and we saw them shipping
apples to different parts of the coun
try. To the party was given the courte
sies of the Commercial Club, where
the bunch spent an hour before train
time. The Hood River Apple Grow
ers' Association did not forget us, but
sent down a box of apples, most of
them being enjoyed on the way to
Snow baths by all members were
taken every morning of the vacation.-
J. P. Plagemann nearly caused the
skiiers to be wiped out on the return
trip. Going up Tuesday noon he chal
lenged the Parkdale folk to a snowball
duel on behalf of the 19 snowshoers.
He told the station agent at Parkdale
that the battle could be staged on the
The agent promptly "ribbed up" the
whole community. The home guards
prepared countless watersoaked snow
balls and were ready for the foe.
Surrender Quickly Made.
Just before the PoMland' delegation
was ready to leave Mount Hood Lodge,
the station agent became alarmed at
the situation, thinking that some of the
town sharpshooters might injure a few
good-looVing skiiers. He therefore
the animate until he is no longer
wanted in New York, Minnesota, Colo
rado, Pennsylvania or Wisconsin.
Freddie, however, is still the world's
lightweight champion, and getting the
money. Truly a marvelous condition of
Moore would probably say that he
could not apply Welsh's tactics to bil
liards, even if he had the Inclination,
because he would be stripped of his
title automatically before he had
reached the high school period. For
that -matter. Welsh would, too, were
it not for the peculiar conditions that
affect boxing "at the present time.
Old-Timers Fought or Quit.
I do not hold a brief in support of
the old prize ring rules that prevailed
when John L. Sullivan won the cham
pionship from Ryan, or defend the
things done by the crowds at the ring
side in the days of Tom Sayero, Tom
Hyer, "Yankee" Sullivan, John C.
Heenan, Joe Goss and other famous
old knights of the bare-fisted brigade
but they had to fight or get out of
the way for those who did.
Newspaper fighting" and theatrical
pugs had not wiped out the idea that
the championship contest, was the
thing in the roped arena. Until re
cent years a championship was de
cided on a knockout, but a "knockout"
does not necessarily mean that a con
testant is rendered unconscious. If he
position for the conqueror of Tom
Sharkey and Bob Fitzslmmons.
The gang" in Jeffries' corner was
not satisfied to let the battle end at
this point. Massing their efforts, they
shoved the wrecked gladiator back into
the ring. The ludicroueness of the
spectacle did not appeal to the crowd
at that moment. All it saw was a
Johnson played the game fair. He
waited until Jim got something re
sembling a balance and then he toppled
him over again. From a technical
viewpoint the actual end of the battle
was anything but spectacular.
Great Crowd la Silent.
What held that crowd of 20,000 peo
ple silent and speechless was the
thought that Jim Jeffries, the hitherto
undefeated, the "hope of the white
race," had collapsed, that he had gone
to defeat before the black man much
as one could dump a sack of oats out
of a lumber wagon.
On one side of me sat Sandy Gris-
wold, Omaha's famous sporting author
ity; on the other Gillighan, of the San
Francisco Bulletin. When the crash
came they sat still and silent. And yet
Gillighan was always confident John
son would win. The silence of those
telephoned Homer Rogers, proprietor I is unable for one reason or another
of the lodge, advising him to tell Mr. I to "toe the scratch" at the sound of
Plagemann to surrender. The well- the gong, ho is considered to have
known Portland furrier did so uncondi- I been "knocked out of time."
Sore necks are still bothering mem
bers of the party. All during the trip
and especially while the party was be
ing harMed from Parkdale to Mount
Hood Lodge the celebrators were con
tinually snowballing each other. All
were shoved off the sleigh at least
three or four times going and coming
and snow crawled down everybody's
collar, no matter how well protected.
If you see any of the adventurers to
day Just tip-toe up and pinch -me of
his ears. He'll ntUl holler for he was
pelted a lot with good wet snow and
bis ears are still tender.
Caldwell Nears Championship.
CALDWELL, Idaho, Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) Caldwell High advanced a step
nearer the Southwestern Idaho basket
ball championship, defeating Weiser
High in a fast, snappy game, 27 to 25.
Wilson and Conners shone brilliantly
for Caldwell, while Kiser featured for
Six Members Ready far a Ride on the Toboggan. Those on Skils Will R an With Them. At the Ria-ht End la
Eicon Elder von Ivratzer. Austrian Kxnert Who Tutored the Clubmen; 42) Entire Party Ready for Jaunt on
Skilsi (3) Early -Morning Snow Ba th Which Was a Daily Feature of the Trip.
close to me was typical of all other
points. Moodily the crowd dispersed.
Half an hour later old sports who
had sworn Jeffries would win in a walk
were roasting him to a finish.
At last Seattle fans have a real
baseball headquarters In the heart of
the city. During the playing season
President Dugdale's office in the tower
of the grandstand is kept open, but
during that period when the "hot
stove" league is working, everything is
lonely and disconsolate at the park.
"Dug" lives at AIki Point, where the
waters of Puget Sound come right up
under his front porch. The last storm,
however, was too much for him, so he
and Mrs. Dugdale hurried back to the
city, taking up their residence at the
This makes it good for "Dug." for
Charles Jeremlas, the acting manager.
Is a great baseball fan, and has as
sisted "Dug" in establishing his office.
With "Dug" at Alki and the office at
the park. Seattle has been off the mat.
in thejst two years during the Win
The new arrangement will have a
tendency to centralize such stray bits
of gossip as go to make up "fan
CALIFORNIA STATE LEAGUE IS
ALMOST ALL CONVERSATION
Mike Fisher Has Fans Interested for Time Until They Find Out Persona
With Fat Bankrolls Won't Hazard Them.
"Knockout" Term Confuses.
As the term "knockout" came Into
common use, it was associated with the
idea of unconsciousness, hence the con
fusion that often exists as to whether
a boxer was knocked out. . Jim Jeffries
was not knocked out by Jack Johnson
in the sense of being unoonsclous.
Johnson was almost in front of me in
a neutral corner when he got Jeffries
to backing up. The colored giant he
was a wonderful physical machine that
day saw his advantage and pushed
Jeffries hard. Jeffries commenced back
ing toward his own corner, and John
son gave him rights and lefts so fast
that Jeffries had no chance to stand
his ground. ,
Rope Holds Jeffries' Body.
-When Jeffries went down, the lower
rope that, encircled the ring caught
him under the knees. Most of his huge
body went outside the ropes. Now, Jim
had reached that stage In the conflict
when he was satisfied to stay where
he was, and it was a very undignified
BY HARRY B. SMITH.
FRANCISCO. Feb. 10. (Spe
Is California to have a re
sumption of a state baseball
league, an'organization that flourished
more or less profitably (chiefly less)
In the days gone by? Nobody seems
to know and no one seems to care.
There are- indications on the surface
that the baseball magnates may get
together, but you never can tell. So
far the chaps who have been doing
most of the talking want someone
else to put up the money.
Right there is the rub.
State league teams have never been
money-makers. Generally speaking the
merchants In the smaller cities have
been forced to put up the cash. Just
for the sake of advertising themselves.
All Winter the baseball writers have
been commenting on a state league,
and just about the time it appears to
be one of the stock off-season yarns
Mike Fisher bobbed into the limelight.
Mike having re-leased his old dan
cing pavilion to the Techau Tavern Ice
Palace people for another year of ice
skating, averred that he had an itch
ing to' be doing something.
Ftsber Talks Economy.
He declared that he thought It
feasible to organize a league if con
ducted with strict economy. Fisher,
for instance, wanted no affiliation
with the Coast League, said he would
insist upon using only younsters, so
that he could sell the players he de
veloped at the end of the season or
whenever the market appeared.
Told us folks that he could start a
club for $500 and run It for Just about
the same amount of money a month.
Offered to finance a team in San Jose,
suggested Charlie Doyle and Charlie
Graham for Sacramento, intimated that
Cy Morelng might be willing to stage
a come-back in Stockton, which was
the hotbed of the old outlaw league,
and whispered that Tom Stephens,
vice-president of San Francisco and
i ex-San Jose "angel," would be willing
I to get back of an organization in
Then Mike proceeded to San Jose,
gathered about him some of the fans
n r that wl, V, A will-
ing to pay the cost of a team if theyfJ;0 can also take a hand at first base,
Stephens has said and it certainly has
caused people to do a lot of thinking
Fisher refuses to be discouraged. He
says that his scheme is a feasible one
and that he plans to go ahead. It's
getting rather late, however, in the
season, and personally 1 wouldn't be
surprised to see the project fall by the
The Salt Lake club is banking on
new pitchers to pull the Saints through
and that team unquestionably will pre
sent a lot of new faces in the hurling
"1 think Salt Lake will have the beat
club we have shown Coast League fans
for the atari of the season," said Presi
dent Murphy the other day. "We have
always had a good team outside of our
pitchers. Bernhard is an old-time
pitcher, and he has been going after
the right sort of men. At least that's
the way we have the situation sized
Bernhard admits that he has been
devoting his energies to getting some
pitchers who will stay put.
"Our infield is going to be just about
the same, with the exception of a new
face at second. Crandall or Gislason
will probably qualify for that berth.
Otherwise we will have Brief. Orr and
Rath. In the outfield there will be
Buddy Ryan and Tommy Quinlan for
certainties. We have Tobln, from the
St. Louis Americans, and Jimmy Shinn.
who will fight it out for the other
Bees Count ra Dubue.
"Dubuo, a wonderful slow-ball pitch
er from the Detroit Americans, and
Harmon, who halls from the Pittsburg
Pirates, are newcomers we are bank
ing on. A couple of promising boys
from the Western League and Walter
Leverenz, who Is a former Coaster,
with Hoff and Rube Evans, are among
"Harry Hannah will likely do the
bulk of our catching just as he has
done it in the past. We have Sheeley
BERKELEY, Cal., Feb. 10. (Special.)
The University of California officially
opened the Spring sport calendar this
week with a number of practice base
ball games, lnterclass track meets, crew
races and tennis matches. California s
hereditary rival. Stanford, wll be met
this Spring In the four major sports
of baseball, track, tennis and crew. Cal
ifornia's return to the American game
leaves a big gap in Stanford competl
tlon during the Winter months and at
this time the expectation of the Spring
sports' competition with the Cardinal is
looked forward o eagerly.
Nine crews of varsity and freshmen
oarsmen are working out dalljf on the
estuary, with weather and water con
ditions almost perfect. . The varsity
crew practice is progressing In good
style for this early date in the season.
Workouts have been going on for
three weeks and the men are begin
ning to show some' of the form ana
precision that will be necessary to de
feat Connlbear's yearly winners in
April. Webster Jones. ex-Jefferson
High athlete, is practically assured of
a place in the varBity eight.
Track Team to Be Strong.
Captain Rogers and Axel Gravem,
ranking tennis players in the univer
sity, have started active work with the
1917 Blue and Gold racket wielders and
the advent of tennis as a major sport
promises to Justify Its higher classifi
cation at the university.
The all-star, conf erence'and Stanford
meets will furnish three track goals for
Head Coach Walter Christie's cinder
proteges to work for, with the addi
tional prospect of an E-astern trip, xne
first meet will be held March 31 witn
the stars of the Southern California
universities. At this time such well-
known trackmen as Fred Kelly and
Beebe, of Southern California, will com
pete with the Bear track squad, Cali
fornia, like last season, win do un
usually strong in the field events, with
such well-known National athletes as
Gildersleeve, Nichols and Liversedge
bearing the brunt of point getting tor
As the conference meet is to be held
at Seattle this year, a squad of 10 men
will be picked to represent California
among the colleges of the Coast.
Stanford to Be Met.
The Stanford meet is attracting a
great deal of attention already and
from preliminary surveys the meet
promises to be like the 1916 season -in
the respect that California will be ex
ceptionally strong in the field events
Stanford having the edge on the track
events. It is still too early In the sea
son to figure the winner, owing to the
fact that a number of new polntwlnners
are just In the making.
Coach Zamlock ad Claire Goodwin, of
Pacific Coast League fame, have started
the varsity baseball team on what
promises to be as successful a season
as the 1916 one.
'Baseball Veterans on Hand.
Fifteen veterans are on hand for the
keen fight for positions that promises
to ensue. The first squad is composed
of Starbird, R. Rohwer. C. Rohwer,
Smith. Dimmock. Holmes. Edwards,
McCabe. Works. Adair, Gimbal, Vecki
Parrish, Masters, Morse and Bequette
Prospects for a trip to Honolulu for
the baseball team this Summer are
bright and promise to add additional
stimulus to the followers of the Isa
tiona game at the university.
Captain Lindsay has Issued the first
call for the mermen of the unlver
sity and preparations are well under
way for the annual meet with the Car
dinal. Several factors give indications
for a successful season, although the
loss of Ludy Langer ,the highest point
winner of last season, will give Stan
ford a more even break.
on KBtq. and QR6, pawns on K2. KB5,
QB4 and QR2.
PROBLEM NO. 192.
By Petr Claudianoa.
Composed for Th OreBonian.
Black on piece; white three pieces.
White mates in three mores.
White kirn? on KK(5. rook on KK.t-4. pawn
on iv.fe.tu. JrllacK kins on KKtsQ.
PROBLEM NO. 19.1.
Or an end Ziime. bv H- oitn Publlo
Black three pieces: white six pieces.
White to play and win.
White kinc on ORS. biahooa on OT and
QKts, kn.Kht on Q2. Dawns on KKt3 and
jjiarK Kins on QB1. queen on QKt5, pawn
Correction Problem No. 1ST: Place a
black rook on Kaq. and a white pawn on
K3. I rejoice that but few mistakes have
been made lately in undertaking the arffl-
cult task of introducing: problems without
diagraming- them. l ou. reader, must be
patient until more space is granted us.
ine coming weea we win have Heading
our column anotner original problem from
an Oregonian. Leeser olis Cohen. There
are -food compoaers in Portland and splen
did chess talent, and we anxiously are
awaiting- their productions. We have the b-isst
in tan j rancisco .on our eontriDutore list,
but there are many in Portland who ehouM
be aiding in contributing compositions and
everything in the chess line of interest to
Problem No. 1S2 Key. Q-Q8.
Problem No. 1S3 Key. K-B3. 1. R-R It.
0 or 7. 2. Q-Kt5, 4, & or 2, pawn moves
Problem No. 184 Key. K4-Q3.
Solutions have been received from Ore pun.
C. U. Givens. W.- C. Marlon, C. T. Crawford.
D. French-. Leeser Cohe-n. Edwin Widmer.
Peter Claudianos. Harry Baker, Rei Da
lean. C. S. Borer, C. T. Rice. A. Radamaker.
Ua Tane. Ueorge Lee. S. T. Adams, B. B.
Alexander. L. S. Smith. O. D. liall and
A. C. McCutcheon.
Intenae intereat Is being: manifested In
the closing games of the Inter-City Chess
League. The Acacia Club la leading all the ,
othera. These players are members of the
Portland Cheaa and Checker Club. Many
new members have been added during these
contests. Have you visited Jhe club? If
not, be present Saturday evening. February
10. You will meet with sociability -and
form acquaintances that will be a lasting
N. B. See checker column for Informa
tion In regard to the simultaneous and blind
fold exhibition of Newel V. Banks.
CAMS NO. 165.
The Multnomah Glide.
I was requested to take the following
notation for The Oregonlan at the club-
roams: The Multnomah glide Is a hybrid
hydra of three heads. It is not fox and
geese: it is chess. A mastery of its in
tricacies requires much meditation. S. T.
Rice, one of the -strongest chess masters
on tne coast, ia the inventor and patron
saint. It consists in giving black two extra
ueens instead of rooks, and in not allow
ing black to castle. The game then pro- .
ceeda as in chess. 1ou will always find
Claude Rice ready to demonstrate the
oundness of the glide. In the following
pectmen C. T. Rice, white. J. Wark. one
of Portland's oldest checker and chess play
ers, had the black men.
White , Black White. Black.
1 P-K4 PK-4 23 CJ-RS Kt-Q2
2 B-B4 Kt-KE324 Q-R4ch K-1C
3 Kt-QB3 P--JB.ii 'fl Kt-Btlch KtxKt
PxP2 RxKt Q(KKt)-Kt4
6 Kt-QU n-QBS 3S B-K
17 B-B2 Q(R2.-Ktl39 R-R7
l Kt-K4 Q-K.tl 40 PxP
P-KR3 Kt-K)il41 P-B6
20 BxKt PXBI42 B-Kt6ch
21 KtxPch K-K2 43 P-B7ch
22 KtxQfO PxKt
A The beginning of a strong developing
attack, winning a bishop.
a this kntgut Is a wonder.
C C. T. Rice, calvary is disconcerting.
This was the third of four glides Played
at this sitting. Score. Wark 2, Rice 2.
UAMC NO. 1U.
Oroville. Cal., white; Peter
president San Quentin Chess
Played by correspondence.
would furnish him with grounds and
Everything .seemed rosy at the out
set, but the denials started to pour
in. The San Joseans intimated they
couldn't see any reason for putting
up the money and hiring an expensive
manager-- to do their thinking. i
They rather resented the coming of
Fisher, .alleging that if anyone was
entitled to put on a San Jose club it
would be Stephens, who lost consider
able money on his last trial.
Tom Stephens couldn't keep out of
the argument. Somebody intimated
that Tom was 'butting in" on the
Fisher play -4n the Garden City, and
this made Tom good and angry.
"I don't want anything to do with a
state league." he shouted. "You can't
make that too strong for me. I've had
enough of that sort of game. Fisher
has been trying to wish Fresno on me
but there isn't a chance not one in a
million. If I wanted to return to the
State League I would much prefer San
Jose. But as I have said, no more
baseball- for me.
"You can't run a league on a penny
basis. The people of the interior towns
have been educated up to a higher
class of baseball, and I don't believe
they will stand for the small town
stuff. First of all, the automobiles
have hurt the game.
"Do you know what it cost me to
run the San Jose club? Well, I'd be
ashamed to go into details. I do know
the monthly salary roll was better
than $2400 and we had a lot of ex
penses outside of that. This chatter
about starting a club on $500 and run
ning it on the same amount of money
each month is a joke. Can't be done."
There is more or less logic in what
who will spell Hannah when the bis
fellow has too much of the grind."
Begins to appear that Henry Berry a
new park will be ready .-f or the open
ing of the season. Two weeks ago
there was danger ahead, as shipments
of lumber promised to be delayed. How
ever, the proverbial Berry luck has
held good; enough lumber started to
gtve the contractors headway and the
remainder will bo here. Early this
week the building of the grandstand
had started and It will shoot up faster
than one would imagine.
There is still to be torn down the
old left field bleachers, which will
have to be moved back to Fifteenth
street to conform with the other 1m
proveemnts, and naturally there is
more or less work yet to be done in the
way of grass for the infield. But Berry
has something like two months ahead
of him, and that ought to be quite time
Cook to Forsake California.
Jack Cook will forsake California
about the middle of this month. He
plans to leave Oakland February IS,
and will take up his new duties as
business manager of the Salt Lake
Club at once. There has been some
talk that Salt Lake people do not
fancy the idea of a Californian step
ping into a berth of that sort. Nat
urally some of the, few who may have
figured they could land the job would
be displeased, but the greater majority
of the fans are not concerned with the
business end of the game. Cook is the
right man in the right place, and when
the Utah people come to know him
they are bound to like the Oaklander.
E. H. BRYANT; Editor.
Phone Tabor 6213.
Contributions of games, endings, problems
or items of interest, criticisms and club
notes solicited. Send direct to 143 East
Thtrty-flfth street. -
(The Oregonlan. February 11. 1917.)
PROBLEM NO. ISO.
By Ua Tane.
Composed for The Oregonlan and dedl
cated to D. French, of Portland, Or.
Black ten pieces.
1 P- B.'t
2 Kt-Qchf A
P-K Kt4i 27:QxQ
P-KR3 US QK-K
Kt-Ktr. 2!) QRxP
B-Kt5! 3() Qli-BS
pJQKt4l 31 R-B7ch
B-R4 33 rP-QR3
Q-Q: 3.-1 RxP
Q-R2I 30 R-B4
1 P-K 4
P-K4! 18 R-Brt
Kt-QB3I 21) R-B7
P-Q4I 3(1 P-Q.-.
B-Q3I 31 P-B4
P-KT.! 33 K-Kt2
PxKtl 34 PxP
BxPi 3r. R-B
B-Q2 lit! I'-Klo
BxKt. S P-Q7ch
P-KB3 31' R-R7
Hsltl 4ii RxP
Kt-K-'l 41 K-Kt3
O-O 42 R-Kt4
KtxP ,3 K-K4
Kt-Kt:t 44 P-Kt
Kt-B 45 K-R.".
Kt-Q3' 4'1 R-l!ch
Q-B247 P-R4 -KxQi4S
Kt-K.M 4!) K-R3
Kt-Q3l 50 H-K4
R-QKtl 52 R-K Kt4
RxP 53 It-KtS
R-QB7! 54 R-Kt3
Then followed K-K14. R-Q3, K-R5,
K-R.I. It-Q3ch, K-R7, R-Q7
AGGIE MAT MEN READY
WRESTLERS WILL, MEET ECCEJiK
HEX NEXT FRIDAY.
Whit eleven pieces.
' White mates In two.
White Ulncr on KBS. aueen on ORS. rook
on K5 and KS, bishop on QKtsq., knights on
QB7 and QBti. pawns on us, o, v-iw, ana
Black kins on Q2. queen on K7, rooks on
QB6 and IRtsq. : knights on KB2 and QB7,
pawns on Q5. QB4 and QR3.
PROBLEM NO. 191.
By George Lee. Deer Lodge. Mont.
Composed especially for The Oregonlan.
Black eight pieces.
Arbert Fetteroll. of Hartford, Conn.,
recently found a coin dated 1719 and
bearing an inscription of King George.
i am "i ii ri
'" ';''" 1 " 1 -; 1,1 '7'
- White nine pieeee.
White mates in t-.
White king on QBG, queen on QKt2. rooks
on KB7 and QR5, bishop on QKtS. knight
on KBsq.. pawns on K2. QB2 and QB3.
Black king oa K5. bishop on K.8, knights
Events Include 115, 12K, 133, 148 and
10." Fonnd Clauses Washing
ton and Pullman xt.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallis. Feb. 10. (Special.) With
the first conference wrestling meet
less than a week away Coach James
Arbuthnot has begun to put on the
finishing touches in rounding out his
squad of Oregon Aggie grapplers. The
meet will be with the University of
Oregon, on the local mats, and will In
clude five divisions, 115. 1:5,-135, 148
and 165 pounds.
In the 115-pound division. Stroma
won in the recent class championship
bouts and since there is no other com
petitor in that weight, he has been
picked to represent the varsity against
Oregon Friday night. In the 125-pound
division, Bolin, a Portland student and
captain of last year's team, has been
challenged by Crawford, winner of
the class championship in that weight,
for the right to wear the Aggie colors
The 133-pound class will be repre
sented by "either Cramer or Watson.
Moberg has challenged Hawkins, a.
letter man from last season, for a
berth on the team at 148 pounds. Pat
ton Is another contestant for this
weight, having been a runner-up for
several seasons past. The 165-pound
division will be represented by Ed All
worth, letter man from last year, unless
McLain. winner of the class champion
ship, demonstrates his superiority in
man-handling before that time.
"The men are rounding into shape
and are in pretty fair condition, but
not yet at their best, says Coach
Following the meet with Oregon, the
University of Washington team will be
met on the local mats February 23,
ancf the season will close with a trip
north to meet Washington State Col
lege March 10 and University of Mon
tana March 12.
WHITMAN GRABS ROUGH GAME
Idalio Succumbs to Sons of Marcus
by 4 0 to 34 Score.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Feb. 10.
Whitman College "won the first of a
two-game series from the University
of Idaho here last night, 46 to 34. Idaho
led several times, but could not keep
up the pace. Gray, of Idaho, was put
out of the game tor roughing Dement
and the play developed Into a rough
house the latter part of the game:
Idaho. Pos It Ion. Whitman.
Gray R. P Clertn
Biackmere L. F Sutler
Martinson C 'ue-nent
A. Hyde R. G Botts
C. Hyde L. G. Peterson
Substitutions by Idaho, Thomas for C
Hyde; Jorden for Gray; by Whitman, Wil
son and Edwards for Clerin and Cutler,
Hoover and Johnson for Botts and Petersen.
Field goals A. Hyde 1. Biackmere 5,
Gray 8, Clerin 6, Cutler 2. Dement 0, Peter
Free throws Eight out of 12; Gray 8 out
The United States yearly spends
$100,000,000 In building public schools.