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TIIE SUNDAY OR EG OXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 27, 1918.
BOWLERS TO CLASH
CRACK HOXETMAN HARDWARE COMPANY BOWLING TEAM, WHICH HAS WON 15 STRAIGHT GAMES IN THE OREGON ALLEY'S HOUSE LEAGUE.
FOR CITY HONORS
Portland Championship Will
Northwest Club to Put on Next
Fast Boxing Card With '
Be Decided on Portland
and Oregon Alleys.
SIX GAMES TO BE PLAYED
DUFFY TO APPEAR AGAIN
Tort land Alleys Team I Now In
Lead by Margin of 285 Pins and
Oregon Alleys Team lias Hard
Tak to Capture Content.
The bowling championship of Port
land will be decided today when the
two picked teams (rum the Portland
and ureson alios will clash at 3
o'clock at the Oregon alleys and 'to
night at 8 o'clock at the Portland al
les. Three rimei will be rolled on
each alley. La- I riunday the two teams
played six gam- and will fight l. out
for the title tmljy. The team scoring
tie highest number of pins will w
the championship. The Portland alley
team is now ahead Isi points, and the
Oregon alley champions will have to
fcustie to overcome the Portland bowl
George Henry, of the Portland bowl
Ins; alley star team, la high man for a
inarle came, scoring 27 pins In one
set-to !at Sunday. The final series to
ba rolled today promises to bo the
hottest match ever foushl out on the
local alleys, and -..ry true bowlln
fan In the city is expected to be on
Carl de Haven. Ceorge Crisp, R. V.
Jones. Suyder and J. W. Blaney are
en the Oregon alley's team, while
Ceorge Henry. Charley Kruse. Bob
Franklin. Vic Estes and Walter Woods
are representing the Portland alleys.
Al Meyers, who referced last Sun
day's games, will officiate in today's
aeries. The public is admitted at both
ions free or cnarge.
One of ths biggest happenln
local bowling world is the sensational
rise of the iioneyman Hardware Con-
cur five In the Oregon Alley House
lirut. The team has made a steady
climb f.-om last place to within a few
ioints of the leadership in the per
centaae column, having won IS straight
Tne Honeyman Hardware pin smash
era will bowl the Pacific Outfitting
Company at the Oregon alleys Monday
Following Is the personnel of the
Honeyman Hardware Company's turn:
Adulph Woelm. captain: r.naie mo
lar. W. It. ("Bill"! Black. A. R.
-Archle" Farrott and A. Z ("Tip")
llUler. of the Webfoot Camp team In
the Commercial league of the Oregon
alleys, had a good arm the other night,
and began to strike In the third game
and bad a few splits, getting away
-with a score of 2iS for the game. Ho
finished ud the series with a C4S total
with sun average of -1 for three games.
Miss Haxel Davis, who haa been ab
sent from the alleys for several months.
returned, and made a high score
of 2S7. which Is not so bad after eing
awav from the game for reveral
g I l rvf T - V 1
sis EOGENE AFTER TITLE
High School Team Has Clear
Record to Date.
VALLEY TEAMS DEFEATED
Roseburff, Albany and Salem Taken
Into Camp by Fast Quintet Which
Will Make Bid for State
Inside Baseball Discussed by
Change Is Rale Deflates; neUlag
Ball la Aewalrd.
IN BASEBALL, retaining possession of
the ball, without having said ball
touch the ground, is considered holding
the ball. If an outfielder gets under a
fly ball, has it strike his hands, then
bound out several times, but Is finally
securely clutched by the fielder, it Is
considered a fair and proper catch, the
A.l.ler has held the ball. If a ball Is
thrown to a baseman and bounds out
several times, but Is finally caught
without having come Into contact with
the ground in any way, it is considered
On the proper Interpretation of the
word held, depends the correct Interpre
tation of a rule which has Caused con
siderable comment among the leading
umpires of the country: Twice In the
major leagues the play has come up In
games In which I have been an official,
and each time I have been forced to
rid myself of a long line or argument
vlnced I bad rendered the proper rul
For Illustration we will say there Is
a runner on third baae and he attempts
to steal home He starts a bit too soon,
the pitcher divines his intent, steps off
the rubber and throws tne Dan to tne
catcher. It seems certain that the run
ner Is going to be caught ten feet. The
runner realising that his chances are
extremely slim to reach the plate,
makes up his mind that his only chance
depends upon a bard slide, in the hope
that the catcher In the collision might
drop the balL The catcher puts the
ball on the runner several yards In
front of the borne plate, and as th
runner hoped, the force of the collision
knocked the ball out of the catcher's
hands into the air. The catcher re
covered the ball before it touched the
ground, but in the meantime the run
aer had slid safely over the Plate.
Of course the question thst arises Is
did the man score or Is the runner out.
The run did not score, the man who
attempted the steal of borne waa out
at the plate. Off-hand you may not
be able to see the situation In that
light you might say. how so, the
catcher didn't hold the ball at the time
of the touch. That ta all very true, but
the fact remains that the catcher did
not drop the ball, figurine on the gen
erally accepted definition of beld. from
a baseball standpoint.
Section of rule Jt la Jhe point In
Tolved. That section which relates to
when base runners are out reads thusly
The base runner Is out. If at any time
while the ball Is In play he be touched
by the ball in the hands of a fielder.
unless some part of his person be touch,
lng the base he Is entitled to occupy.
Provided, however, that the ball be
beld by the fielder after touching him,
unless the base runner deliberately
knock It out of his band.
In the case cited above, where the
catcher put the ball on the runner sev
eral yards In front of the home plate.
although the ball was Juggled for the
time being, he held It. therefore the
runner was out. It seems to be the lm
pression of a great many that when a
fielder puts the ball on a runner he
must hold It at the time of contact.
Vuch of course Is not the case. If one
simply remembers that held Is con
sidered meaning retaining possession
of the ball, without th same coming
into contact with the ground or being
caucht in the uniform of the player. It
would ail be very easy.
While to many It may seem unneces
sary, yet from the many times a dis
pute comes up. It seems to me It would
be worth while to make the section
more plain by simply saying the runner
Is out if the ball be retained by the
fielder who made the touch, without
hating the ball come Into contact with
the ground or caught la the uniform of
EUGENE, Or, Jan. -it, (Special.)
The Eugene High School basketball
team has started the season with a
dash which places It In the class of
contenders for state honors. It Is early
to pick a winner, but so far the Eugene
players have had things their own way.
defeating Mapleton, Florence, Rose-
burr. AJ baity and Salem In the order
The team from the capital city on
the Eugene floor last Saturday night
pressed the local 'boys in the closing
minutes of a game which ended ! tq
23 In favor of Eugene. The scores In
the other gsmes have been as follows
Eugene SO, Maneeton It: Eugene 13,
Florence 14; Eugene 34, Roseburg 29
Eugene Albany 13.
The honors for the Willamette Val
ley will be determined at a tournament
to be held at the V lllamette Unlver
slty February 33 and 33, games played
during- the season with league teams
to be taken into the reckoning In set
tltng the championship. Albany, Salem
and Eugene are among the members
of the league. Honors for the season
will be based on per centages of games
won and lost. Including the tournament
series. Eugene has scheduled return
games with both Albany and Salem.
The Oregon High School athletic
tournament, knows as the Willamette
tournament, will be staged at Willam
ette University, March 9. Teams from
a number of players were con-jaa pmrts of the state are expected to
The member of the Eugene team
are: Forwards, Koy Veatcb and Cllf
ford Manerud; center. Prince Calllson
guards, Dan Hoffer and John Bryson
substitutes, Bryce Popbam and Donald
The Eugene team meets Corvallla, at
Corral lis. for the first game of the
season with that team. Saturday night.
E. H. BRTANT. Kdltor.
Phone. Tabor SJls.
Tteadajarters Portland Chess snd Checker
' i u n. xiii v aaninrton Duuainr annex.
rourcn ana waaningion streets, commnnl
cations aad contributions solicited, ttond to
14 East Thiny-rirtn street. Portland.
PROBLEM NO. SO.V
This end came and the following three
pt.iiivn Kmn i v vscvim tor nuna.
critical, practical checker playing. They
are all prise problems, not fancy strokee.
and tne solver mat analyses one of th
tboroushly will have accomplished a stunt
last win greatly benefit htm.
Black S, la. 28; king. IS.
:-t w -.
i- ' so -
f - 'Em
White It. 10; ktnrs. . IL S3.
White te play and win.
PROBLEM no. ana.
By Kstahdtn. Sis.
Black, g, IX 13. 18. 3X 11: white, ta. 11.
SO. S-': king. 14. .
White ta r'sy snd black te wta. t
PROllLEM NO. OT.
By Woodcutter. SxA.
Btsck. J. ft. T. a 12. 24: wane. Is. Is. 10.
Black to P'r and win.
PROBLEM NO. .
By Tihunket. 3x.
pisck. 14. 15. is. While kings, . 23.
Waits te play and draw.
Problem No. Black. 1- - - 14- 1
M: kine. T. White. 1 3, 1. JZ SH. 29. j;
kins. li. White 1o win, 12-14, 1S.34, 13-10.
S-l.-.. l.i-a. 1-lu. W-17. 14-21. sy-ujb 31-SO,
is -. ao-23. 20-2. white wins.
Problem No. noi Black. 2. 4. t. 10. It.
IS: klnc IT. White. . . is. 24. 2 J. fl:
klrg. 27. White to win. 1S-18. 11-20, ss-2.1.
4-11. -7-32. 10-37, XJ-iJ IS-IB, SJ-S. s-a
Problem No. oj Black. 4. la. 14: kins.
IS. Wane. SO. 37; kiajs, 8. U. White te
win. 3-T. 19-24. 20-lfl. 24-31. 1H-12, 81-27,
11-12. 10-10. 12-8, 4-11. -white wins.
Problem No. o3 Black. 4. 14. 25: kings,
20. 2:1. 20. While. V. II. 31; klnss, 6. 7,
IS. White to win. l.'.-lO. 14-181 A. 31-2S.
23-30. 11-ls. 4-11. 7-16. 20-11. 10-7. 11-2.
-. 2-0. 6-23, white wins. A), 4-17. 81-2S.
23-30. 11-8. 4-11, 7-m. 20-11. 10-7. 0-8,
Problem No. S04 Black, (t ?1 Vln. 5
White. 14. 30: kliiKS. r. H. This eettlnir wsa
arrived at by three of the solvers from the
solution that was given last week. Kolu
tlons have been received from Hrrv nihba-
J. Powers. J. Grahum. Aran Hart. W. L
Bryant, Orea-us. A. P. Jones. Harry Baker.
J. C. Campbell, L. H. bmith. Rex 'Dalean.
Ira Withroar. C. Hone to Droblema ona
month ago. B. B. Alexnnder. A. A. Sim
mons. W. Wray, D. R. Davlea.
LK K. Davles: In your Drublem Nn. BflA.
at the 17th move there Is a very shortcut
on the right wing Into the enemy's trenches
which annihilates them cocinletelv. Blacks.
3. : king. 8. White. 12, lrt, IX Instead
ot 18-14. play 8-7. 12-8. 7-11. 16-7. 6-1.
N Btanfleld, Centralis. Wash.
N. Stanfleld's rculv to Barrv rilhha'
criticism of game No. 411: The Banks-Jor-
oiq same. las, errors win occur. I wrote
tne eaitor to send me an Oregon mule to
KICK me oir the board for I h r-r in
variation 1, ana 11 you bust this I want him
to send me two mules. I am still convinced
thst the position csn be drawn by black,
and here la some more of that baauiifni
strategy. Thanks for those fins compll-
miTiiia. j.. ciAiinriu, 1 rairaita, wash.:
Black. 1. C. 0. 11. 1" 17 lmi Whii. 11 .,
22. 24. 26. 27. 30. White to nl - i-io'
"-'' -v, -J-illO, 1W-JA11, J 1 - J M.
27-23, T-ll. 30-25(n. 11-15. 18-U. 20-24
11-7. 54-27. 7-3, 27-S1. J3-1S. 1S-23. 3-7!
23-2S. 7-14. 2B-30, 25-21. 30-2i, 14-10, 31-26
nn wain cannot win.
. y," 120-2212, 10-14. 27-23. T-10. 22-17.
Var. 2 27-23. 20-24. 2H-22. 24-"7 2"-17
S-IX 17-14, 10-17. 21-14. 27-31. drawn.
A 18-15. 11-18. lM-lrt. 12-19 26-23.
1J-26. 30-i, 10-13, 6-1. 15-19, 1-a, 7-11. e-10,
, X Trunk game. var. 1 played 11-16 and
the draw la doubtful.
y Blacks are forclne- the draw.
Nr. Barker, one of the soldier boys lo
cated at Camo Kearney and Camo trurnv'
champion checker player, was patrollng the
streets of San Diego. t"aL. In company wllh
B. B. Alexander, another checker expert,
one day the past week when they were at
tracted by a crowd gathered at the open
ing of one of fun Dieeo's show nlir.i
Crowding to the front, they beheld a man
sitting- at a checkes board and. another
standing by who claimed to be a hypnotist.
and that the gentleman at the board
played the game solely from suegeMlons. A
sign resd thst free tickets to ths show
would be given to anyone defeating- the
player two games the limit. Mr. Parker 1
at once tackled the proposition and soon
had the tickets. A novel way of adver
tising. It certainly Is In evidence as to the
popularity of these games. The score stand
ing between Mr. Barker and B. B. Alex
ander to the present is: Barker, won 9,
lost 6 and a batch of draws. Below- Is
one of the games played:
GAME NO 421.
11- 13 11-18 1S-25 12-20 81-27
22- 18 22-15 29-22 24-19 7-10
8- 11 2-7 9-14 20-24 18-22
27- 23 25-22 27-23 19-16 , 10-15
4-8 7-11 14-18 24-27 27-23
23- 19 80-25 23-14 18-15 21-17
10- 14 11-18 6-10 27-31 23-18
19-10 22-13 15-6 16-12 15-19
14- 23 3-7 1-28 7-11 22-26
26-19 25-23 81-22 12-8 - 28-24
7- 14 14-18 12-16 11-18 Black
19-13 82-27 22-18 3-T wins.
GAME NO 422.
Oregon Checker Association tournament
12- 18 6-14 11-15 6-10 10-15
21-17 19-16 25-21 22-17 2- 7
16- 20 4-8 7-11 8-12 15-19
17- 13 25-22 16-7 32-28 7-10
11- 15 8-12 2-11 11-15 19-23
24- 19 22-18 20-22 13-9 10-15
15- 24 12-19 3-8 14-18 23-32
28- 19 18-9 80-26 9-6 15-23
9- 14 1-5 15-18 19-24 Drawn
23-18 23-16 22-15 28-19
8- 11 6-14 10-19 15-24
1S-U 29-23 26-22 6-2
GAME. NO 423.
F. K. Berg, white Harry Glbba, black.
12- 16 5-14 8-11 11-18 11-15
21- 17 25-22 18-9 23-14 S2-2S
1U-20 11-15 1-6 7-11 15-24
17- 13 24-19 26-22 14-7 28-19
8- 1'J 15-24 5-14 3-10 2-7
22- 18 28-19 22-18 29-25 22-18
9- 14 4-8 14-17 17-2k 7-11
18- 9 22-18 18-13 25-2? 81-26
11-16, 12-8. 16-11. 8-3(H, 10-14. 23-27,
1-1 f, Z--4, U---. i:4--0. Z'-5. 1U-1B, 11-1
16-11, white wins. A -Black's strongest
play. B This Is the best kind of a hook
to use for this rlsu. C Dare not trade.
D To prevent 7-11. E Any other move
just as bad. F To force trade and win.
U What do you know about K? H 8-4
disastrous. Black would draw by 11-15.'
Ira Wlthrow. Goble. Or., contributes
splendid solution to problem No. 601. Asks
for a more difficult one next time.
GAME NO. 425.
B. B. Alexander, black. Mr. Barker, white.
GAME NO 424. "SWITCHER."
Splller, black. Melvln Brown, white.
San Diego, Cal., writes:
To ye Hon. propounder and expounder In
the mysterious realms of checkerdom, do I
dedicate these few lines In relation to prob
lem No. 393. Black. 7; king, 11. White,
12, 19; king. 18. Black to play and white
to win. 11-16(A, 18-23. 16-11, 12-8iB,
11- 4. 19-13. 4-8(C. 23-181 D, 8-12(D. 8-121 E.
18-14. 12-8(F. 14-9(G, 8-12. 13-10. 7-14. 9-18.
12- 16. 18-13. white wins. A 7-10, 18-23,
9-14 7-11 8-11 6-13 16-20
22-18 23-22 26-22 23-18 23-18
5-9 11-15 11-16 3-8 20-27
24-19 82-28 22-17 18-13 31-24
11-15 15-24 9-18 2-7 13-17
18-11 28-19 - 18-9 15-6 Drawn.
8-24 4-8 13-22 1-10
28-19 22-18 30-25 27-24
All WALTERS' FUTURE BRIGHT
Yankees' Crack Shortstop to Do Most
of Receiving This Season.
Al Walters, the New York Tar!:ees'
crack little backstop, should become
the equal of Ray Schalk, if not better
than the Chicago beauty, nest season.
The former Portland Northwestern
League star, whom Nick Williams
turned adrift after three weeks in
training camp, has lacked considerable
weight ever since breaking in with
New York, but he is remedying that
now by playing ball during the Winter
in California. Ha is engaging in two
or three games a week, and recently
wrote friends in the East that he is
getting heavier and is hard as nails.
Miller Huggins is planning to have
Walters do practically all the catching
next season, having heard so many
good things about the little fellow.
Nunkmaker's recent sale to the Browns
will make Walters a first-string
Ed Cudihee, Veteran Owner,
Tells of "Good Old Days."
GREED STOPPED SPORT
Game Was'Xob as Crooked as It Was
Alleged to Be, Declares ' King
County Sheriff, Who Longs for
the "Sport of Kings."
"No father. No town. Germans blow
It to h 1," was the reply of a Rus
sian, making out a questionnaire with
the assistance of a Portland (Me.) legal
advisory board, to a query as to his fa
ther's name and place of residence in
EUGENE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM, WHICH ASPIRES TO WIN STATE CHAMPIONS HIP.
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Reve Bryee Pegaaaa. Priace Calllaea, Roy Veatch, Dae Hoffer. Lower Raw Clifford Manerud, Joka Bryson.
SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 26. (Spe
cial.) "Give me the 'sport of kings'
the days of real sport," said Ed Cudi
hee, veteran three-time Sheriff of King
County and former owner of many well
known thoroughbreds and standard
bred race horses. Mr. Cudihee was'ln
a reminiscent mood today aa he sat in
his office at the Broadway Stables, as
a groom led out Floradora L., the fast
trotting mare that has been campaign
ing for Cudihee & McCormack for the
last three years.
"Look- out, Pete, that one of those
Chevrolets don't run that mare down,"
said Cudihee to the groom. "She is
the 'last of the Mohicans' with us."
Turning to a group of men in the
office Cudihee's eye lighted up with the
old-time fire and the usually silent
horseman began to tell of the olden
days when horse racing was at its
height in the West.
Game Not All Crooked.
"Racing was never so crooked as it
was alleged to be," he asserted. "True
the bookmakers, or some of them, were
a bad Influence, but the thing that
stopped horse racing was the greed of
the track owners, and that is true of
the entire country.
"The greed of racetrack owners
brought on adverse legislation. The
purveyor of feed-box Information, com
monly known as the tout, was another
evil of the turf. The tout made sub
stantial business men put down good
money on a supposed fixed race that
did not go through as 'touted.' Then
the tired business man yelled about
"The bookmaker is a thing of the
past. But horse racing is not dead and
never will be. Why7
I'll show you. At the 43d running
of the Kentucky Derby at Louisville,
last year, 60,000 persons entered the
gates. I expect to see the 44th running
of this classic race this year. At New
Orleans the game is running and big
crowds are attending. The laws there
allow oral betting, which is the same
system used on all New York state
Sport Coming Back.
"Clean high-class racing, conducted
by honest efficient men who have
standing in the community, is a source
of great pleasure and recreation that
always will live. The better class of
business men are taking an interest in
horse racing now. The sport is com
ing back and coming back soon."
Cudihee told of the racing days of
such celebrated racers as- Longfellow,
Ten Broeck, Molly McCarthy, Clifford,
Proctor Knott, Emperor of Norfolk,
Broom Stick, Plaudit, Ben Brush, Ed
Ball, Step . Around, Silver Dollar, and
how in the olden days in the East, Phil
and Mike Dwyer thought little of bet
ting $50,000 or even $100,000 on their
horses. "Those were the happy days
the days of real sport," declared the
lorer of the bangtails.
Portland Fans Are Still Agog Over
Ortega-Sommers Bout Last Week,
Which Showed Portland Boy
Has Improved Wonderfuly.
Portland will enjoy its next fistio
carnival Wednesday night, February
6. when the Northwest Club will pre
sent an all-star programme, with Muff
Bronson and Frankle Farren as tho
Farren is the San Francisco light
weight who toppled Alex Trambitus off
the pinnacle of fame by knocking the
youngster out in the second round of
their scheduled six-round contest in
this city a couple of weeks ago. Far
ren went to Seattle last week and bat
tled Leo Houck four rounds to a draw,
and Farren and his manager, Dolph.
Thomas, assert they should have hud
Trambltas was going "liko a house
a-fire" until Farren stepped across his
path. The San Franciscan showed well
against the Roumanian and the tans
are anxious to see him pitted against
another good lightweight.
Muff Bronson has not appeared In a
Portland ring since his memorable
fight with Willie' lloppe, in which the
Portlander stepped right along witli
tho Californian and gave him a great
tussle for six rounds, although the de
cision went against Muff. Bronson in
vaded Seattle lust week, where he gave
Harry Anderson a nice pummeling, and
now said to be in fine fettle and
anxious for the time to arrive when
he shall exchange wallops with Farren.
BrrTh boys are of the slam-bans type
of fighters and do not know what it
means to stop hitting in a six-round
bout. Both are aggressive and possess
more than their (share of cleverness
when squared off in the roped arena.
The fans are sure to witness a fast
and furious fight whllo Bronson and
Farren are on their feet and, as both
mitt wielders carry a slcep-produclnir
wallop in cither mitt, one of the two
Is very apt to hit the mat before the
c.h ...4.. ! A.l .4 n V.nIM 1. ... I 1 1 t
.Ilmmv T 1 1 ff t, tUa Halrlanrf "ulm.lni. "
who put a kink in Frankie Tucker's
ambitions of being a main-eventer in
this city, will be pitted HKainst xotno
fast boy of his weight. Duffy is carded
to battle at Seattle this week on the
same card with Battling Ortega and
rank Farmer. Duffy will return to
Portland immediately after his fight in
the Sound city.
The fans are still agog over the Or-
tega-Sommera fight laht Wednesday
night. Ortega showed himself to be on
the perpetual motion order of a flshter
and never stopped for a moment.
Tommy Simpson, manager of Ortega,
says the Mexican hurt his left hand in
the third round and was unable to
carry the full force of his punch In
that mitt after he rammed it against
Sommers' head. Sommers showed by
his battle with Ortega that ho has im
proved wonderfully and is In lino for
some good bouts In the future. The
fans would like to see these two fight
ers anglo again.
Jack Dempsey proved his right to
battle with Fred Fulton and possibly
Jess Wlllard when he knocked out
Homer Smith In 1 minute and 15 sec
onds at Racine, Wis., Friday night.
Dempsey knocked all the Coast heavy
weights Into submission and went ICust
to take on Jess Wlllard or any other
heavyweight who wanted some of his
game. Dempsey challenges tno worm.
Army's Schedule Has Open Date.
The Army's football schedule for the
1918 season leaves an open date for a
probable game with the Navy on No-
ember 23. West Virginia, Tutts and
Notre Dame are Included on the Army's
list. The list follows: September 28,
Bowdoin; October 5, Boston College;
October 12,. Carlisle; October 19, West
Virginia; October 26, Tufts; November
Notre Dame; November , Lebanon
alley; November 16, Maine; November
Gotch Surprises Scotchman
in First Mat Contest.
Iowan Gives Dan McI,eod Hard Ilont
When but 19 Years Old.
GIRLS TO HAVE TRYOTJTS SOON
Class of 1919 for Third Time to See
Numerals Engraved on Cup.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Jan. 26. (Special.) For the third time
in the same number of consecutive
years the numerals of the class of 1919
will be engraved on the Hayward cup.
the championship trophy given in the
annual girls' inter-class basketball se
ries. In the final contest of this year's
series the juniors defeated the fresh
man team, 2s to 10, in a clean, fast
Tryouts for the girls' varsity team
which Is to meet the co-ed aggregation
of the Oregon Agricultural College are
under way and selections for the team
will be made probably during the com
HOW Frank Gotch really got his
start as a star of the wrestling
world is explained In the second of the
series of stories told to "Biddy" Bishop,
of this city, by Pat W. Williams, Ash
ton, Idaho, Bportsman, big game hunter,
referee of wrestling matches and
brother of "Dow" Williams, who has
earned a reputation in the Northwest
promoting wild West shows: Here is
When Frank Gotch was 19 years of
age Dan McLeod was the greatest
catch-as-catch-can wrestler in tho
world. Besides, McLeod was an all
roind Scotch athlete. He could run,
jump, do the hltch-and-kick, hop-step-and-jump
and all the other stunts on
the athletic calendar. At a field day
and picnic held at La Verne, Iowa, Mc
Leod was on hand to take part In the
games for the cash prizes. Dan was
always strong on cash prizes at pic
nics. Gotch was at that time Just learning
the first rudiments of the wrestling
art. He, too, was at the field games
and was entered in most of them to
compete for the prizes. McLeod was
too much for him and beat him in all
the games. His identity aa a wrestler,
however, was not known in La Verne.
'You might beai the kid in athletic
games of this kind, but you can't beat
him wrestling," spoke up one of
Gotch's admirers. In a few moments a
match between the two was made and
they went out into the street of the
small town to wrestle on the cinders.
McLeod was practically a stranger, so
the bulk of the ready cash was wa
gered on the .Humboldt youth, who was
noted for his strength.
It took McLeod one hour and five
minutes to throw Gotch in the first fall
and In the second whirl McLeod came
within an ace of being beaten:- He was
all in at the finish and only won be
cause of his greater knowledge of the
game. It took McLeod 53 minutes to
throw young Gotch in the second fall.
"Dan MCLeod told me that Gotch was
then the. hardest man to beat he ever
wrestled with, and he predicted then
that Frank would some day be tho
world's champion," said Williams, who
was present when McLeod .downed the
It wasn't very long after that tusBlo
with McLeod that Gotch became known
and through the schooling he received
at the hands, if Joe Carroll and Farmor
Burns he we soon up among the coun
try's greatest catch-as-catch-can wrestlers.