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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, FOItTXAXD, JULY 7, 1918. "
TALK OF SEATTLE
CONSTANCE MEYER, WOMEN'S NATIONAL DIVING CHAMPION, WHO WILL DEFEND HER TITLE AT THE MULTNOMAH CLUB, JULY 20.
BOYS' LEAGUE LARGE
Recreation Park Clubs In Two
Sections This Year. '
Handicappers Made Mistake
When They Gave Woman
Champion Nine Strokes.
EACH PARK HAS TWO TEAMS
MRS. GAVIN CLEVER GOLFER
Ziittle English Player' Degree of
Accuracy and Driving Power
Proves Surprise Approach
f BT ROTAX BROUGHAM.
SEATTLE, Wash.. July 6. (Special.)
Portland followers of golf will see a
wonderful player In action next week
when lira. "W. A. Gavin displays her
ability before Rose City folk. The
clever little English player defeated
the Seattle crack. H. A. "Dixie- Fleag
r. here a. couple of days ago and the
fans up this way have been talking
about it ever since.
The spectacle of a woman handing a
clean-cut beating to a player of the
opposite sex and a Northwest champion
at that, was what thrilled the 600 peo
ple who aaw the visitor perform at the
6eattle Golf Club on the holiday. Mrs.
Gavin waa awarded a handicap of nine
strokes before the match toegan. but
the handicap! era made a. mistake. It
waa Fleager who needed the extra
strokes. The visitor won, four and
three, with her alloted strokes, but she
would have defeated her opponent
without -the handicap.
Until they saw Mrs. Gavin drive, ap
proach, and put, the large crowd who
followed the play did not believe It was
possible for a woman to attain such a
degree of accuracy and driving power.
The famous visitor hit every ball
straight down the fairway; her ap
proach shots were wonderful, and she
hardly missed a put.
If Mrs. Gavin plays in Portland like
ehe played up here, she will give Rudy
Wilhelm, or any of the other Portland
cracks a hard battle, with or without
Seattle boxing fans are still wonder
ing whether their lightweight favorite,
George Ingle, was really beaten by
Muff Bronson the other night in their
title bout at Aberdeen, or given the
worst of the verdict.
Bronson's victory was a surprise to
the friends of Ingle, and many are
nursing the hunch that he should have
had a draw. However, Flanagan's
lightweight showed all kinds of class
up here against Willie Robinson, and if
he boxed like that down in the Grays
Harbor town, it was not surprising that
he won over the champion.
With a new title-holder crowned,
local followers of the game want to see
the two men in action up here. There
are a couple of thousand fans who will
wager the family plate on the smiling
ironworker against Muffo, and a return
go would draw well in this city. It is
possible that the bout will be staged.
'Some real boxing is scheduled for
this month. While arrangements are
not yet completed, it is rumored that
a 10-round bout will feature the week
of sports at the big naval carnival.
The bout will take place, if staged, on
the United States naval training sta
tion at tho university.
The ball season closes today and no
body is sorry.
The effort of the league owners to
suck out the last couple of weeks has
heen a sorry spectacle. The crnwdi
have dwindled until the last couple of
days have seen more ballplayers than
spectators in the Seattle park. Every
body realizes up here that the game is
dead for the time being, and there was
absolutely no Interest in the Giants or
me league race.
Dugdale dropped a large chunk of
coin this Spring, as have the other
magnates. It will be some time before
the Seattle boss will want to take an
other crack at the game, and there are
rumors going around that he is through
vitn DaseDau lor the rest of his nat
Despite reports that the recent rlrnn
pii.g of Vancouver was a frame-up for
e two remaining cities. Seattle and
Portland, to be transferred to the Coast
League in the future, there is nothing
to this line of dope. Vancouver was
dropped because the owners saw a
chance to save a little transnortn tlr,n
fate, and because Bob Brown acted so
roughly over the matter. As for the
t-oast League, it is thought that the
owners did not give the matter of the
two cities Joining the southern organ
ization a thought when they hitched
me -can to Rudy Robert.
A new sport is making its debut here
that is, new to this town. Every
body is getting up a tug-of-war team.
The shipyards, the lodges, the soldiers
and sailors, and every company which
can trot out 10 or 12 husky athletes
Is entering the tournamc-nt to be held
at the naval carnival here this month.
A large crowd saw the Army-Navy
vent here on the Fourth, when the
sailors lost to the Camp Lewis ten after
a tnruiing pulL The fans seemed to
liko the sport, and It is possible that
ii win do fostered here from a profea
BALL PLAYERS FEARFUL
FOLLOWERS OP1 DIAMOND CALLED
BEFORE DRAFT BOARDS.
DIVING AGES READY
Women's National Champion
ships Scheduled for July 20.
Ks Cited to Skow Cause Way They
Should Not Engage la Essential
a. War Occupations.
SALT LAKE CITY, July . Members
or the Salt Lake and Sacramento base
ball teama of the Pacific Coast League,
who are within the jurisdiction of
draft boards here and who are of draft
age, were notified before the ODenins-
of today'a game to appear before the
boards Monday morning at 10 o'clock
ana snow cause why they should no
engage in an essential occupation or be
placed in class 1-A of the aeleotlv
FORT WORTH. Tex., July 6. Roger
xiornsDy, star snortstop or the St. Loui
Cardinals, was today ordered by local
jjrart Hoard no. 1 to engage In an
essential occupatlno or be placed in
class l-A of the draft. He is the firs
major league player to receive a work
or npht notice under the new ruling of
me rrovost aiarsnai-ueneral.
This is Hornsby's home.
DALLAS, Tex., July S. Pitchers
Irving Compere and Sam Le wis, of the
Dallas (Tex.) League club, were or
dered today by the Dallas exemption
board either to engage in a productive
occupation or be placed In claas 1 of
the selective service.
This is the first Instance of the work
or fight ruling being instituted against
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MRS. MEYER TO COMPETE
Miss Thelma Payne Considered
Likely to Give Title Holder Clos
est Competition In Biff Afult
lomah Aquatic Event.
Jack Cody, ewtoning instructor at the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club, is a
real busy man these nights, putting
hia women diving "aces" through their
stunts ir the club tank in preparation
for the women's National diving cham
pionships, which take place at Multno
mah Club Saturday evening, July 20.
Mrs. Constance Meyer, National
champion, and a member of the Mult
nomah Club, who has been a resident
of Tacoma and Olympia for the past
six months, arrived in Portland during
the week and has been taking her turn
with the other mermaids on the 10-foot
National Champion Practicing.
Mrs. Meyer realises that she will
have to be at her best in, the coming
title meet and is rapidly getting into
the best condition possible in order to
hold on to her laurels won last year.
The Oregonlan is fortunate in securing
set of pictures of the National cham
pion through the courtesy of the
Olympia Woolen Mills, showing the
graceful diver in a few of her stunts.
Mrs. Meyer has not .been wasting any
time during the past few months and
has been practicing her difficult dives
in order to be at her best during the
Miss Thelma Payne is the young
diver that followers of aquatic sports
hereabouts look - to to give the cham
pion a tussle for her crown. Miss
Payne has developed rapidly during the
past year. She is executing her diffi
cult dives with more grace and daring
and is confident she will make Mrs.
Meyer show her best form if she ex
pects to retain her title.
Excellent Material Plentiful.
The Pembroke sisters, Helen Hicks
and Edith Goodwin are all practicing
on Monday. Wednesday and Friday
nights in the club tank and will be in
excellent fettle for the big champion
It has been whispered about that a
half dozen or more of San Franciaco'a
expert amateur woman divers contem
plate springing a surprise on the local
mermaids and will be on the loo July
20 with a nice little surprise in store
for the Wlnged-M mermaids.
Outside competition is welcomed by
the Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club,
and nothing would please the local en
trants more than to have a large list
of outside divers entered In the big
PORTLAND BOXER AT SEA
and tells about them in the following
letter to The Oregonlan:
"I bought a copy of The Oregonlan
of June 2 and was surprised to sea the
pictures of so many Portland boxers
who have enlisted in Uncle Sam's Navy
and Army. I have not done any box
ing In the East yet, but expect to in
the near future. While I was In Cali
fornia I had three matches and was a
winner in all of them. I have made
two trips to France, both of which
were very peaceful. We were threat
ened by a submarine one night on the
first trip, but the sub soon beat it
when it aaw our torpedo boats com
ing. "I sure would like to sea the old
Rose City again, and I will say that It
sure has got it on Broadway's White
Lights. I am sure that if some of the
boxers on the West Coast could come
here that they would make good in the
game, as the Eastern boys are nothing
to rave over as boxers.
"I boxed for the T. M. C. A. at St.
Nazaine, France, meeting Ed Kennedy,
of Chicago, in a six-round bout. We
fought to a draw. Kennedy is In the
Army. I also met a soldier by the
name of Campbell and cut him away
in three rounds. There are quite a
number of colored boxors in Franca
and they have bouts every night, but
I draw the color line, so did not take
any of them on. The only Portland
boxer I met in France was Ping Bodie,
the old punch absorber. ...
"I thank you for the picture of June
2 and I cud best regards to Judge
Flanigan. Fred Merrill, Muff Bronson
and all the other pugs."
Mail will reacn Johnny addressed:
Johnny Boscovitch, U. S. N., 108S Ber
gen Btreet, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Who said so?
(From the Inter Plant of June 25.
We are glad to say that the Penin
sula is in first place in the shipyard
baseball league, starting off the sec
ond half of the season, having won the
first three games. We hope we can
stay in the first place and will cer
tainly try to. They will have to go
some to beat us.
P. S. : Peninsula lost three games,
having won only one.
1 Swan Dive.
Back Dive. 3 Jack Knife
HEINIE GROH LEADS ALL
NATIONAL LEAGrER DEPOSES FRED
MERKLE AT TOP.
Chleag at Tap la Batting, Glaats la
Fielding Ty Cehh Jinpi Frem
Seventh ta Second Flac.
Volaplaa. B Jaat a Dainty
MORE MEETS LIKELY
First Vancouver Field Carni
val Huge Success.
BIG BLEACHERS TOO SMALL
FORMER WELL-KXOWK SEMI
PRO BALLPLAYER NOW A
SURGEON IN NAVY.
If t Jt
JOHNNY BOSCOVITCH IS HOW IN
17. S. SATT ACTIVE SERVICE.
Former Amateur Welterweight Cham
pion of Northwest Still Put on
the Glove Occasionally.
Johnny Boscovitch, the Portland wel
terweight boxer, who enlisted in the
Navy some time ago. Is now In Brook
lyn, N. Y.. and has been across the
Atlantic to France twice on convoys.
Jchnny started- boxing here about six
years ago as an amateur at Multno
mah Club. He fought his way to the
amateur welterweight championship of
the Northwest and later turned pro
fessional. ' In his last fight in Port
land he was defeated by Fred Gilbert.
Johnny enlisted In the Navy shortly
afterwards and has had some great
experiences since that time.
H baa bad several bcuU In, Franca
; V. ' -aew,
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Dr. Charlea Bleeg.
Charley Bleeg. former crack
Inter-City. baaeball player, is now
Lieutenant Charlea Bleeg, dental
surgeon. United States Navy.
Bleeg has been In the service
some time now and ia stationed at
the Great Lakea Naval Training
Station. I1L He has charge of the
dental work at Camp Peary and
Is greatly pleased with his lot.
Bleeg played on several different
teama in the old Inter-City
League and is known to hundreds
of the old Jnter-City circuit fol
lowers. He graduated from the
North Pacific Dental College and
practiced In Portland several
years before becoming an officer
In the Navy.
Conduct of Field and Track Event,
Baseball Games and Boxing
Smoker Reflects Great Credit
There has never been so much Inter
est shown In an athletic carnival in
this city as In tha Vanoouver military
track meet which waa - run off on
Fourth of July. It was Major . rtear-
don'a plan to pull off tha carnival and
the success of the Initial meet means
that other carnivals are soon to follow.
This was the first time that uncie
Sam's fighting men had a chance oi
competing in public with their friends
and families on hand to cheer them up.
and it has made a great nit wun me
When tha grandstand and bleachers
were built it was thought that there
wnnld be inouch room to hold the
crowd, as the authorities never dreamed
that there would be more than ui.vuu
neonla there. Now. however, it looks
aa if the bleachers will have to bs en
lrd if all the DeoDl who are inter
ested in tha carnivals are to be ac
commodated. Had it not been for the
mrii. which tied us tha service in
Portland thara would, undoubtedly,
have been mora than 20.000 paople
Boxing Smoker Make Bit.
T.litiitenanta Doane. Torlsy and Phee
hey have charge of the athletica of the
Firat Provialonal Regiment and they
are largely responsible for the good
showing the First Regiment made. Mr.
Sheehev also had charge of the boxing
mnknr which was held Thursday even
ing and it proved to be one of tha most
Trlllnr ever held in this Vicinity. Both
th. civilians and tha soldiers who took
nart in the bouts were In first-class
condition and nut UP a flno battle.
Major Reardon and Lieutenant Reed
had charge of the athletics of the Seo-
ond Provisional Regiment.
Munsitr Sterret. of the Second Pro
visional baseball team, had a big
Fourth of July day. He entered In the
races in the morning, piloted his team
ta a chamoionship in the afternoon.
and walloped tha tar out of a chap
named Davia in the evening. In three
mil n Ha-
WOH tha First Provisional baseball
team proved to be In rather poor condition,-the
Second Provisional, which won
the championship of the barracks, had
team composed of real ballplayera.
Pitcher Moran, the crack aouthpaw.
may not have been a big leaguer, but
he had more on the ball than moat of
the big leaguers have.
His carve ball was a wis and it kept
the First Provisional on the Jump all
Team Has Real Class.
Renfrew, the shortstop, and Brook,
tha first Backer, are fine fielders. The
two soldiers made some wonderful
catches, ones that would be a credit to
Maranville or Hal Chase. The whole
team is made up of former professional
and semi-professional players.
The following Is tha First Provi
sional officers' team, champions of the
officers' teams of the cantonment:
Lieutenant Burroughs, catcher; Lieu
tenant Tost, pitcher; Lieutenant Ben
jamin, first base; Lieutenant Torley,
second base; Lieutenant Cooper, third,
base; Lieutenant Wheeler, shortstop;
Colonel Hubbard. left field; lieutenant
McLaughlin, center field, and Lieuten
ant Williams. rlKht field.
Following la the Second Provisional
team, champions of Vancouver Bar
racks: Privates O'Green, catcher; Mo
ran, pitcher; Brook, first base; Reyn
olds, second base; Murray, third base
Renfrow. shortstop; Wash, center field;
Kulgun, right field: Altman, left field.
CHICAGO, July . Heine Groh. of
Cincinnati. Is the new batting leader of
the National League, deposing Fred
Merkle, the Chicago first baseman.
Averages released yesterday give Groh
mark of .3a0. with Merkle and Jake
Daubert. Brooklyn, batting .29.
The Cincinnati infielder, fourth In the
list a week ago, drove out 10 hits In
his last six games. The averagea in
clude gamea of Wednesday.
Max Carey, of Pittsburg, who Is lead-
ng the basestealers, added seven to his
credit, bringing his total to 34. Wick-
land of Boston, and Cruise of St. Louis,
are tied in home run hitting with five.
Chicago leads in club batting with an
average of .273. The Giant are on top
n fielding with .971. Loading batters
for 30 or more games:
Groh. Cincinnati. .350: Merkle, Chi
cago. .349; Daubert. Brooklyn. .349;
Smith, Boston, .141; Mann. Chicago,
322; Williams. Philadelphia, .320; I'as'-
kert. Chicago. .317; Hollocher. Chicago,
311; Bigbee. Pittsburg, .302; Schmandt.
Tyrus Cobb is setting a merry clip In
the American League. The Detroit out
fielder has jumped from seventh to sec
ond place among the battera and haa
advanced into a tie for second place
with Bobby Itoth of Cleveland for stolen
bases. He is eix bases behind George
Slsler. St. Louis, who is leading that
department. Cobb also- is within one
run of Harry Hooper, of Boston, who
with 47, leads in runs scored.
'Babe" Ruth. Boston, leads the home
run hitters with il. sew xoric leads
In team hitting with an average of .269.
Leading battera in 30 or more games:
Staler, St. Louie. .348; Cobb, Detroit,
342; Baker, New Tork, .339; Ruth, Boa-
ton, .335: Burns. Philadelphia, .S32:
Milan, Washington, .323; Hooper. Bos
ton. .322; Plpp, New Tork. .31; Walker.
Philadelphia, .313; Murphy, Chicago,
299; Pratt. New York. .298.
Smaller Boys to Play In Afternoons
and- Larger Ones After Supper
Hours Schedule for Entire
Season Haa Been Arranged.
The Portland Playground Baseball
League will start lta season tomorrow.
Last year's schedule proved a big suc
cess and the playground directors look
for a highly successful season again
this year. Because of the added num
ber of the recreation parks that have
entered the league this year, the city
has been divided north and south. Co
lumbia. Peninsula. Vernon. Lincoln.
Laurelhurat. Mt. Tabor and Washing
ton parks make up the north seetlon.
while Lents. Mount Scott. Sell wood.
Kcnilworth. Brooklyn. North Park.
Foreatry and Terwilliger parks conv
plttte the south section.
Each park will be represented hy
two teams. One of boys under 4 feet
10 Inches In height and the other of
boys under S feet C inches In height.
Tha smaller boys will play their games
early In the afternoon, while the teama
of larger boya will plav after sunner
hours. The regular achedued time for
the start of the gamea is 1:30 and 7
P. M. An official umpire will be se
lected for each league who will handla
all of the gamea or aa many aa poast
ble. Following ax tha schedules Ion
Bcheduia for uuth section July 8. !
wood Ta Brook, rn. at Brooklyn; July .
Konllworth rm. Mount Scotl. at Mount Scott (
July 10. Lenta vs. North Psrk. at North
Park: July II. Forestry vs. Tervllllger. at
Terwllllrar: July 12. sellwood va. Mount
Scott, at Sell wood ; July 15. Brooklyn va.
K.enllworth. at Kenllaorth; July 1. Lauta
. TerwIHlaer. at Lntfl; July IT. Foroatry
va North Park, at Forest rv; July 18. Brook
lyn vs. Terwllllzer. at Brookln: July 1.
Si:wod va North Park, at North l'srkj
July J, Lents va Mount Scott, at Mount
Pcott; July 2J. Foraairy va Kenllworth. as
Kenilworth; July 24. Sellwood vs. Terwllll.
Sr. at Terwllllirer; July 23. Brooklyn vs.
Lenta, at Lents: Jnly 26, Kenilworth vs.
Nurh Park, at North Park: July 2V. Mount
Seott va Forastry. at Forestry; July SUt
Brooklyn va North Park, at Brooklyn: Juiy
ai. Sellwood va. Forestry. at Sellwooas
Ausust 1. Mount Scott vs. TerwlUlser. at
Mount Scott: Ausust 2. Lents vs. Keallwortll.
at Kenllwonh: Ausust 5. Brooklyn vs. For
estry, at Forestry; Ausust . Sellwood vs.
Lenta, at Lents: Ausust 7. North Pack vs.
Kenilworth. at North Park: Autrust S. Mount
Scott va Brooklyn, at Brooklyn; Ausust I.
Sellwood va Kenilworth. at Seliwood:
Ausust 12. North Park va Mount Scott, at
Mount ftcott: Ausust 13. Forestry va Lsnts.
at Lenta; Ausust 14. North Park va Tar
wlllltsr. at Terwllllser.
July . Peninsula va. Columbia, at Colum
bia ; July 10. Lincoln va Washington, at
Washington; July 11. Laurel hurat va Mount
Tabor, at Mount Tabor; July 12. Vernon vs.
Peninsula, at Peninsula; July Is. Washing
ton va Columbia, at Columbia: July 17,
Laurelhurat va Lincoln, at Lincoln; July lift.
Mount Tabor va Vernon, at Vernon: July 19.
Peninsula vs. Laurel hurat. at Laurelhurat;
July 23. Columbia va Lincoln, at Lincoln!
July 14. Mount Tabor va Washington, at
Washington: July 25, Laurelhurat va Ver
non, at Laurelhurat; July 2tl Washington,
va Panlnsula, at Peninsula: July 30. Colum
bia va Mount Tabor, at Mount Tabor; July
31. Lincoln va Vernon, at Vernon: Ausust
1. Laurelhurat va Columbia, at Columbia;
August 2, Peninsula va. Mount Tabor. at
Peninsula: Ansust 7. Laarelhurat va Wash
ington, st laurelhurat; August 7. Lincoln vs.
Mount Tabor, at Mount Tabor: August 8.
Vernon vs. Columbia, at Vernon; August
Panlnsula n. Lincoln, at Lincoln; Auguat
13, Washington va Vernon, at WMninilos.
Charlea Mabry drove the 18-year-old
areldlnir Startle. 2:05. a mile in 1:11
over the half-mile track at Goahen, N.
V.. last Friday. He mad his record at
Columbus, O.. in 1910.
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Mta Mabel Dee. Physical Direct
or far Waaaea at Coe College,
Ckosrs by Oregon Agricultural
College t Head Department.
GIRLS MUST BE STRONG
GAGED FOR O. A.
C. STL DENTS.
Large Whale Ia Utilized.
BAWDSEV, Suf fold, England, June 10.
A whale weighing 14 tons recently
washed up on the shore is being utilised
for war purposes by the National Sal
vage CounclL Glycerine obtained will
provide the propellant lor 130 18-pound
shells, while the bones will be used to
Increase the supply of phosphatlc ma
nures for the land.
Miss Hahel Le Saeeeeds Sirs. Seelay
la Phyaleal Culture Department
Kw ta Be Specialised.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE,
Corvallia, Or., July 6. iSpeciaL) Phy
aical training for young women, to in
clude track, basketball, tennis, base
ball, archery, swimming and other1
sports, together with corrective worlt
and gymnastic exercises, will be givea
special attention at Oregon Agricultu
ral College during the next school year.
Miss Mabel Lee, for the last eight
years physical director for women at
Coa College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, haa
been elected to a similar position In.
O. A. C, to aucceed Mrs. Miriam Thayer
Seeley, who was with the college six
years and who built up a strong phy
sical culture department.
- Miss Lee has had wide and successful
experience. She is a graduate of Co
and Wellesley. a student of the Boston
Normal School of Gymnastics, has per
formed corrective and orthopedic gym
nastics in the Children's Hospital, Boa
ton, under Dr. It- W. Lovett. of Har
vard, and haa made numerous other
special studies of physical training for
Physical work for women Is compul
sory In Oregon Agricultural College,
where the girl students have thel
choice of activities, such aa awimming,
tennla, archery, etc
Corrective work next Fall will be
der the direction of Miss Charlotte Mo
Dougall. This feature proved highly
successful in the laat school year, es
pecially with thoae students afflicted
Miss Laura Campbell, who tntrodueed
track work last year, will be in charge
of swimming and field sports.
Dancing and basketball will ba au
pervlaed by Mlsa Eva BrunnelL
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