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THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAN, PORTLAND, OCTOBER 20, 1918.
HERE IS THE "BIG NOISE" LV AMATEUR TRAPSHOOTTN'G CIRCLES, AND HIS $19 GUN, WITH WHICH HE HAS MADE TRAPSHOOTING HISTORY.
Jrapshooter Makes History on
Recent Trip East.
Camp Lewis Heavyweight
Beating All Comers.
HIGH SCORES THRILE FANS
BOY GAME AND HITS HARD
Tc3ten Man Competes Willi Lead
ing Marksmen of Both Tnlted
State and Canada.
'Flu Holds Up Arrangements for
Boxing Programme Russell and
Lux Flay Hide and Seek.
OLD-TIAiE GUN WINS
, LAURELS FOR TROEH
BT JAiTES X RICHARDSON.
It Isn't often that a green pea at
the art of trapshooting breexes Into
a iportlnr roods store, asks for a sun
to kill ducks with. Is shown a dilapidated-looking;
shotgun, pays the huge eum of 1 lor
the weapon and for six years makes
trapshooting history ring with envy
with this same old miniature "cannon,
hot that Is exactly what Frank Troeh.
of Vancouver. Wash, who now holds
lead in the amateur trapshooting- aver
ages, did. every gol darn bit of it.
Ia 1911 Troeh walked Into the Honey
man Hardware Company store and
asked Archie Parrott for a duck gun.
Parrott. always full of amblsh when
i. nn hi mind- had a second-
' hand 'Winchester 97-model which had
been left with him many months be
fore to be disposed of.
-Frank. I have a gun here that onght
to last yon out this season." said Par
rott. "and if you like It I'll let you have
It for 1S. You are not Investing any
great amount of money and next year
yon can purchase a new one."
Ftrearsa Makes History.
Troeh looked the mutilated firearm
ever and decided' to take Parrott's
hunch. That 19 piece of mechanism
has made Troeh Nationally famous in
trapshooting clrclea He participated
In his first trapshooting event at po- 73-6B-S-67-lT7-79-57-92-74-5-lll -150
kane. Wash in 1912 and won the Post- 130-68-71-151 - M - 70-100-J-l-103-16S-Intelligencer
trophy, which at that time 97-181-4-68-4-66-54-8-l-4-141 - 111-
was given for the cnampionsuip '" 171-147-105-131.
state. That same year Troeh was nign i Kot 0 Dad for a .19
average in the racuic loik
when they staged the ehoot on the bot
toms near Linnton. And Troeh has
been biasing awayin brilliant style and
accuracy ever since with this same 819
He won the National amateur cham
pionship in 1918. He also won high
average honors all over the country
and Just recently returned from a trip
across the continent, during which in
terim he participated in all the big
. with init skill, and dur
ing the concluding days of his tour at
Los Angeles he stepped into first place
for high average honors for the United
States, which practically means the
Eaatera ToaraameBta Lara.
Soon after Troeh was defeated by
Billy Heer at Seattle last June in the
94000 liberty bond shoot between these
two great marksmen, he packed his
duds and departed on a tour of the
.,,.- Aiirinr which time he shot
against the best marksmen. anT when
he landed in Portland last week his
II. .1. r-m.r-r.rti book hOWd he had
missed but 11 targets out of 5845 shot jreascas can be advanced why this and
at. Some shooting, we wiu say, anu that sport should be continued.
all on strange territory. I Let us set you straight on one thing.
Troeh's first tournament alter ieav i The Government approves of trapshoot
in. satl last June was at Minne- ins: as a SDOrt. So much is the Gov
apolis. where he crashed 197 ont of 200 j ernment interested in trapshooting that
targets, which was nign score oi mo traps are to be round in ail oi tne xiy-
day. He finished up with 784 broken lng schools, and towers In others, so
tarliawks out of 800 shot at. Every that aviators may learn to shoot from
tourney Troeh participated in was a a Mprh elevation. Traps, too, may be
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50 TARGETS IS SUGGESTED
TRAPS EXPERT PROPOSES LIM
ITATION OX DAY'S "SHOOT.
Gun Club Also Should Blake Effort
to Instruct Non-Members of Draft
Age, Says Peter Carney.
BT PETER P. CARNEY,
Editor National Sports Syndicate.
Quite naturally the devotees of out
door sports are more or less uneasy, not
knowing when the exigencies of the
uuvernment may cause mem to sus
pend their favorite pastimes.
Whenever the question of essential
or non-essential is raised numerous
registered shoot. From Minneapolis
Troeh Journeyed to Omaha, where he
scattered 611 targets to the wind out
of a possible 550. Then he -visited in
Illinois with his old friend Homer
Clark, high professional in 1917, and
who is leading all professionals at
Troeh's next stop was at Wausau.
Wis-, where he broke 394 out of 400
I found in many of the cantonments, and
also behind the battle lines in Frsnce.
And you can't help but be acquainted
I with the results of the trench shotgun.
IHow they have made the Germans
whip ! The reason for traps In flying
I schools, and the use of the trench gun,
I Indicates the value of trapshooting to
the fichtlng man s efficiency.
Trapshooting is the one sport least
was high man at Wausau. from " " ." """'"'f
Wausau, Frank went to Wilmington, men can ensage In. feeling that they
Del, for the big liberty bond shoot re not wasting their time, but really
July 25. 26. 27. He smashed 417 out of "
: 1 T . ,.. I service should they ever be needed,
uu .5 w Xside from the personal pleasure and
Caeadiaa Record Loons. recreation they get out of the pastime,
Kot content with honors In this coun- I they feel they are following a sport
try Troeh stepped across the Canadian I which will keep them efficient as
line to St. Thomas. 'Ont.. July 9. 30, 31. I homo guard nucleus.
where he gave the Canucks a rare I When we say the Government favors
treat those three days, breaking 2S6 I trapshooting as a sport we do not wish
out of 300 besides tieing in the hand!- to imply that shot and shell should be
csd. in which event he broke 96 from used for unnecessary shoots. Far from
23 yards and in the shoot-off ran 20 I it. The amount of lead and powder
straight, winning the event. I used n trapshooting is small, but nev-
August 4. found Troeh in Chicago ertheless it is our duty to conserve It.
for the grand American handicap. He A suggestion offered to gun clubs is
won the E. C (Hercules) trophy for that they limit the programme to 60
mitaur and professional champion-1 targets in an nnrnuun.
ships, both events being shot at the
same time. Troeh shot at 60 targets
from IS yards, 50 and 20 yards, 60
from 22 yards and 25 pairs of doubles.
Hs smashed 189 out of 200 and was
high man In a large field of entries.
He also won the National amateur
doubles championship with 91 out of
100. Then he shot at 100 clay birds
from 16 yards, getting 98 out of 100.
From Chicago, Troeh went to Spirit
Lake, la, where ha crashed 289 out of
300. He Journeyed back across into
Canada and at Toronto, August 27, 28,
Another suggestion offered to gun
clubs U that they make a special ef
fort to interest men of draft age who
are not shooters to accompany mem
bers to the traps and learn to shoot. It
is the big idea.
Golf is a fine sport. Tennis is an
oth r excellent pastime, but it is not
with golf clubs nor tennis racquets we
will lick the Huns; it is with the rifle
and shotgun. Every man is better fit
ted to defend his country when he
knows how to shoot and, better still, to
Wouldn't it be a fine thing; if those
29 30 shot at 500 targets, missing eight, partl,lpatillg ln aii other
championship with 89 out of 100, and I .V .
annexed the preliminary handicap with va!u,bi- when
97 out of 100 from ;! yards, after being the"r slices "
tied with a shooter from 19 yards, who Th irnit.d S
championship with 89 out of 100, and Th. kno.,.ri Mlned would be most
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a call was mad a on
bv Unci Sam.
T I A Ctafae va.t "atVAil out Itf
S.1 , tt bot-" whil Troeh a wnderness with rifle balls by our
ran .0 straight. forefathers. We have defended our-
TartU Givem California F.na. selves from foes without by our marks-
He also won the Canadian National manshlp. and when the day comes that
exhibition handicap on the last day
we cease to value tJrat to which we owe
of the shoot at Toronto, breaking 97 Pur National existence, that day will
from 22 yards. His long runf ai mark the beginning of oue National de-
Toronto were as follow. 93-7.i 71.79. cay. We are as certain mat tnis aay
Troeh broke 2S9 out of 300 at
Conneaut Lake. Pa, September J, 8,
4. It was high average for the shoot.
At Atlantic City, September 10, 11, 12,
13, 14. Troeh broke 469 out of 4S0;
which was high average, and also won
the Westy Hosan championship with
100 straight. His long rum were 111.
150-120-6S. He returned to his home at
Vancouver for a few days and then
left for San Jose, where he smashed
n vui v& lov targets witn an un
finished run of 151. in this tourna
ment Troeh tied and passed H. Loren
son, California champion.
Troeh gave all the country a thrill
at Los Angeles. October 4, 5. 6, when
he entered the Vernon Gun Club ehoot
and smashed 590 targets out of 600.
His long runs were 147-105-103.
Scarce Held Remarkable.
The first day at Los Angeles Troeh
nipped 199 out of 200. The eecond day
he crashed 198. On the last day his 3'9
gun started spitting back fir at him
and after three or four close calls he
changed guns, but with all this he
broke 193 out of 200.
Troeh's performance on his recent
trip was wonderful. He outshot Billy
Heer at Chicago, which gave him much
reserved pleasure after Heer trimmed
him at Seattle, bat you could not get
Frank to talk about his deeds. He gave
the Callfornlans and Lorenson. Bear
State champion, a rare treat, at Los
Troeh's long runs for the aeason fol-
will never come as we are that the
Beast of Berlin will cry quits when he
leirns the Yanks are coming to Berlin.
Scholastic Grid Notes.
At.t. of the football fans are anx
iouBly awaiting: the reopening of
the Interscholastic gridiron season.
Columbia University may tangle with
Oregon City High School in Oregon City
. e e e
Harold Shipley, who played halfback
for the C V. team last season and
played a stellar game on the Columbia
basketball quintet, being one of the
all-star forwards selected, is back at
McMlnnville High School. Shipley came
down to Columbia University several
years' ago when "Tick" Malarkey
changed from McMinnvllle to Coumbia.
This season Shipley registered at Co
lumbia, but finally decided to go bsck
to his old school and is now captain
snd halfback on this year's McMinn
vllle team. McMinnvllle eleven trimmed
Oregon City by the score of 43 to 0 in
Oregon City on Saturday. Shipley and
Wright were the stars of the contest
and trampled all over the Oregon City
e e e
Several of the players of the Jeffer
son High eleven have gone to work In
the shipyards, but will return when
school starts again. - Several other
likely that they will fall to show up
once the aeason gets under way again.
Hill Uilitary Academy has gone in
strong for the gridiron game this year
and hopes are running; high at that in
Lincoln received a setback that they
will not get over soon when their
Coach, George Sanders, was called to
the colors, and left last week for Allen
The Lincoln-Washington game need
to be the biggest contest of the season,
but eome of the other contests will
come ln for more interest this year.
Good quarterbacks also are running
strong this season. Toumans of Jeffer
son, Reynolds of Franklin, Rogoway
or Lincoln, Anderson of Commerce, and
Schmeckel of Washington all played in
NAVX BATTLERS ARB READT
Service Boring; Star at Great Lakes
Ready for Slatches.
GREAT LAKES. I1L, Oct. 14. Pal
Moore, the Mempnis flash, and Vic Po-
korney, pride of Cleveland, both husky
second-class seamen ln the Navy and
boxing Instructors at Great Lakes,
have Joined with Richie Mitchell ln
challenging outside scrappers mean
ing those not in service. ,
Lieutenant John Kennedy, officer in
charge of boxing at the training
camp, has taken over Moore's affairs
with a view of landing a bout for the
Memphis champ. Pal is particularly
eager to get hooked up with Georgle
Adams, of Chicago. Adams' manager,
through the press, hinted Moore was
side-stepping his protege.
According to Lieutenant Kennedy
DUKE KAHANAMOKTT IV HOSPI
TAL AT WASHINGTOX.
1 Frank Troeh, Ready to Fire. 2 He's
the 72-Centlmeter la Smashing Blue,
rocks. 3 His Aim Is True. 4 Look-
Ins; Over His 910 Firearm. 6 At Ease,
and Pal himself, Adams is welcome to
fight any time, anywhere and at any
weight. Moore scales around 116 these
days. The shifty Milwaukee product.
MitohelL -is ready for any 133-poundei
in the country.
SPANISH "FLU" PUTS DAMPER
ON PACIFIC COAST FIGHTERS
Joe Benjamin, of Portland, Visits San Francisco in Quest of Matches
With Ring Stars.
BT HARRY B. SMITH.
AN FRANCISCO, Oct 19. We may
get back to the time-honored if
somewhat crooked wrestling game.
Not that we want to be imposed upon
In that sort o' fashion, but Frank
Schuler, who once made a small for
tune staging Ad Santell ln the good old
days, thinks we ought to hare the
Santell, too, having coined ft lot of
money, is anxious for a return or the
sport so that he may once more be per
mitted to bunk the public. Pleastlna,
who, with his manager, Is visiting; In
San Francisco, likewise thinks a re
vival would be a grand and glorious
thing for the Pacific Coast.
So that's why we are iiKeiy 10 nave
the ne'er-do-wells foisted upon us.
They are willing to pool issues just to
see what can be done.
Schuler was the manager and Santell
the wrestler in the good old days. Then
there came a falling out with each call
ing the other names and telling bitter
Santell likewise fell out with his
public He quit to Joe Stecker and
eain to Pleastlna, who tossed mm
about the ring as he" pleased.
Now Plestina. who has been spending
his time on the Paclfio Coast and find
ing nothing coming In, wants to get ac
tion. He tola Schuler the other aay
that he would wrestle Santell in a two
So it begins to look as if they will
Schuler has all along remarked that
he didn't want to Use. Santell. How
ever, he's changing his mind.
"I thought It was my duty," he. re
marked, "to talk to Pleastlna. And yes,
well yes, I will put on a enow if I can
get the two boys together. Maybe
Pleastina will clean up Santell for fair
this time and then there will be an end
But Schuler Is hoping for nothing: of
Way down deep in his heart he would
like to see Santell rehabilitated. Schu
ler thinks that with boxing material
so scarce the wrestlers would go well
for a change. At all events he is
anxious to try the experiment.'
Willie 'Meehan got back to Eaa Fran
cisco rather unexpectedly last week.
Though he had a theatrical contract
calling for' 11 weeks of work on the
Pantages circuit, h,e quit th circuit
cold. On his way baok he telegraphed
to Will King, of the Hippodrome, once
more offering his services. .
But King, having lost out once, would
have nothing to do with the phat one
and so he told him. .
The quarantine of Army and Navy
camps because of Spanish "flu", has
have left town, to work, but it Is not 1 raised,' havoc with, the fight prompters
ln this section. No, we haven't been
quarantined up to the present writing,
but the soldiers and sailors are. In
consequence, we haven't got as many
fighters as are needed to round out the
Last week the allied promoters of
Ereamland were up against a tough
situation. Soldier Gordon McKay, who
was matched with Kruvosky, was un
fortunately detained at Camp Fremont
on account of the quarantine.
And it was tough sledding to secure a
substitute. Meehan couldn't get per
mission to go. Barrieau and Jack Hall
were considered and thrown aside. Fi
nally they took over Al Nelson, a big
burly chap with nothing but rugged-
ness to reoommena mm.
He made a miserable showing and
the allies Were panned ln consequence.
Jimmy Rohan, the matchmaker of the
Shipbuilders' Athletic Association, of
Oakland, is a modest little fellow.
Jimmy says the club must be pulled
out of the financial hole into which it
has fallen and he admits he is the
Moses to lead the boys out of the wil
He seems to have Jack Dempsey on
the string. In fact, Rohan has been
exhibiting a wire at hand from Demp
sey in which the heavyweight con
tender declares he will fight fof Ro
han's olub and no other organization in
The present plan Is for Dempsey to
Conie to the Coast early In November.
Rohan would like to stage Dempsey
with some ordinary chap for th first
fight, leading up to a big bout with
Jack and Meehan, say en Thanksgiving
Joe Benjamin, of Portland, who has
been in Southern California for some
time past, is" back in San Francisco.
He wants to stay here and may be
offered something; ln the way of
matches. Joe looks ft trifle heavy, but
that might easily come from lack of
Bobby Evans' great scheme to stag
fishts for the championship ' of' the
Navy, Army and Marine Corps on the
Coast has met with a temporary set
back. Bobby and all of his fellows
at Fremont are practically under lock
They can't get away and it's rather a
hard proposition for a fellow to be do
ing much boosting simply by writing
letters. Tou've got to stir up sugE
matter in the newspapers and even
though Bobby had a publicity man he
couldn't keep in touch with him.
Also there's the chance that when the
quarantine Is lifted the troop to which
Evant Is attached may be Sent else
where for.servlce. There's a long way
from being a guarantee that Corporal
Afdiss will be permlttsd to carry but
bia cherished plan, .
Ball Flayers Down With Grip In
clude Bancroft, Ma gee, Hogg
and Pat Oescbger.
Not content with plastering its pangs
of suffering on some well-known mem
bers of the fistic fraternity, Spanish in
fluenza has invaded the ranks of the
major league players and has also pu
Duke Kahanamoku, famed swimmer, in
Duke Kahanamoku, th world'
greatest swimmer, is in a hospital at
Washington, D. C. How serious his
condition Is has not been made known.
"Stubby" Kreuger and Clarence Lane
who accompanied the Duke on his trip
around the country, giving swimming
exhibitions for the benefit of the Red
Cross, were also hit by the epidemic,
but are now able to sit up and take
nourishment. The trio, along with
Claire Tait, gave a swimming exhibi
tlon at Wlndemuth's on the Willamette
River last June.
Five well-known ballplayers are
among the many stricken by the in
fluenza epidemic ln Philadelphia, one
of the leaguers being Dave Bancroft,
former Portland Beaver shortstop.
Three wives or tne players also con
tracted the ailment. The player3 were
working in the Hog Island shipyards
when taken ill and were rushed to hos
The worst orr is snerwooa juagee.
former left fielder of the Philly team
and who played many positions on the
Cincinnati team this year. Magee has
been 111 for a week and developed pneu
monla. but the doctors are hopeful
that he will beat the grim reaper. Mrs.
Magee, who was also taken ill, is re
Bradley Hogg, former Los Angeles
pitcher, last year with the Phillies, is
also said to be ln a bad way.
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Oeschger were vie
tlms of the disease and are still under
the doctor's care. Mrs. Oeschger is on
the road to recovery, but Joe is still
Dave Bancroft Recovering;.
Dave Bancroft, who formerly ca
vorted on the Vaughn-street lot, but
for the past few seasons has been with
the Philadelphia Americans, ie now on
the road to recovery after being ln peril
for several days. '
Johnny Castle, minor leagrue manager
and player, is also up against it and
Is reported ln a serious condition.
Del Crespl, who finished the season
with the San Francisco Seals, has also
been stricken .with the "flu." He is at
the Letterman Hospital, Presidio, San
Francisco. His case is believed to be
mild in comparison with others.
Joe Stein, a well-known New York
welterweight during the Frawley law
days in Gotham, passed away the other
day, a victim of Spanish influenza.
Stein fought all the good boys of his
weight with fairly good success.
quarter. On th eline there will be Ed
Murphy and Maurice Murnane, ends;
"Tilly" Terwillger and Tom Duffy,
tackles; Bill Hlmpel and Ray Murphy
guards, and Dick Sharp, center.
Games will be scheduled with Arleta,
the Newsboys and other independent
teams. It is the present plan of the
team to challenge the winner of the
ZBTSZKO "SPANKS" PROMOTER
Wrestler Resents Being Called Ger
man Freed in Court.
Wladek Zbyszko, former heavyweight
champion wrestler, who is an athletic
instructor at Camp Dix, was in West
Side Court, New York, Saturday, on
summons charging him with disorderly
conduct In the office of Jack Curley, a
sport promoter at No. 1482 Broadway.
Lewis Meyer, of Mount Vernon, another
promoter, charged that Zbyszko had
struck him. Magistrate McQuade, be
fore' whom the giant Polish wrestler
was arraigned, asked Meyer:
"Where did he strike youT Show
me the evidence."
Meyer could not show any evidence
of the. alleged assault, whereupon the
magistrate discharged Zbyszko.
Outside the court room the wrestler
gave his version of the affair as fol
"We were having a few words In Mr.
Curley's office, when suddenly Meyer
said to me:
"You are a German!'
"That got my goat. I can stand a
good deal, but I'm 100 per cent Amer
ican now, and I can't stand for be
ing called a German. So I just picked
up Mr. Meyer and gave him a spank
ing. When he fell his head struck a
cuspidor, but, of course, that doesn't
Interest me any. I wasn't spanking his
L-STAR TEAM MINC
MEETING TO BE HELD MONDAY
TO DECIDE OX NAME.
First Game Likely to Be With . Co
lumbia University; Interscholas
tic Winner U Be Challenged.
An all-star football aggregation I
under formation, and a meeting will
be held tomorrow night to draw up
final plan for a team and decide upon
suitable ham for the eleven. Th
all-stars' first game will likely b
against Columbia University next Sun
day. Th team is made up entirely of
former school and lndeDendent star.
all who are well known in Portland
The line will average about 181
pounds, while the backfleld will scale
about 155 pounds. Dick Sharp has been
named manager of the team, and the
captaincy will Alternate between "Ick"
DeCuman. former James John High
school star, and Bob Tucker, ex-Colum
bia University and Boston High School
demon. DeCuman will play left half
and -Tucker right half, the same posi
tion he plays at Columbia. Dick John
son, well-known high school and inde
pendent player, wlll fit in at fullback.
Morris Kogaway, former commerce
all-around athlete, will play quarter
back. Tom Lynn, another well-known
football playert is also a candidate for.
DEER PLENTIFUL IN SOUTH
'Tige" Reynolds and Party Almost
Bag Limit Down at Scottsburg.
Deer are reported plentiful in South
ern Oregon, especially in the vicinity
of Roseburg. "Tige" Reynolds The
Oregonian's cartoonist, returned last
week after a 10-day sojourn near
Scottsburg, about 33 miles from Boss,
burg, on the Umpqua river. Reynolds
and those of his party almost bagged
the limit. " They report seeing plenty
of deer, but on account of lack of rain
the dry .brush prevented anyone from
getting near enough to the fleet-footed
herd to do any real damage.
C. M. Hill, manager of the Para
mount Artcraft Picture Films; Ed
Stuller, proprietor Hanover Apart
ments; Joe Bradt, Echo Theater; M.
Helgestad, agent Madison-street Dock,
and M. Earl, of Riddle, spent four days
south of Riddle near Iron Mountain and
agged six large bucks.
- Football Results.
At Easton, Pa. Ursinus 0, Lafay
At Hanover, N. H. Oartmouth 20,
Norwich 0. ......
At Cleveland, O. Cleveland Naval Re
serve 20, Western Reserve 6.
At Philadelphia University of Penn
sylvania 27, Battleship Minnesota 0.
At Washington Washington and Jef
ferson 8, Camp Sherman 0.
Between dodging Spanish influenia,
tending to his business and trying to
peruse his dally accumulation of mail
from ambitious boxers anxious to ap
pear in a Portland ring. Tommy
Tracey, official matchmaker of the
Portland boxing commission, la hav
ing a strenuous time.
Yesterday Tracey received a few
more letters. Kid Alberts, the soldier
lightweight from Newport, is pining
for a chance to square off at the first
smoker with a capable opponent. Al
berts has fought a number of the boys
from Portland and wants a chance to
show the natives here what he can do
when pitted against a good boxer.
reddle Peltz Is not only shouldering
a gun at Camp Lewis, but is also man
aging Oscar Koch, Camp Lewis heavy
weight boxer, who is anxious to take
on Frank Kendall, Frank Farmer. Al
Norton. Chet Mclntyre or any aspiring
heavyweight in this section of the
country who might be induced to climb
through the ropes with him.
-"Give Koch a chance," writes Pelts,
'and you will never regret it. He has
been beating all comers here at Camp
Lewis and is anxious to step out and
take on a good fight in Portland. He
Is a big game boy and can hit hard
with either mitt. We are ready to
come down and fight for you when
ever the quarantine here Is lifted."
Tracey is not doing much in the fight
line and will not proceed to formulate
any boxing programme until the pres
ent epidemic of influenza has subsided
and a definite date has been set for
the first smoker.
Heard in the sporting editor's sanc
tum last night:
"Thought I would drop in and see if
I could run into this guy Lux," said
Frankie Russell, supposedly of New
Orleans, "and seeing that he is not here,
I'll beat It."
A few minutes later in comes Morris
"Have you seen this four-flusher
Frankie Russell around tonigBt?"
When informed that Russell went
down in one elevator while Lux was
coming up ln the other, Morris almost
threw a fit.
"Well, I'll get him yet," said Lux, as
he took his departure.
Johnny Ertle, who still has aspira
tions to the bantam title, has decided
to make another campaign In quest of
the honors. He has selected a rather
formidable opponent for his first bat
tle in the person of Frankie Burns, of
New Jersey. They are carded to meet
Tuesday night "flu" permitting in
the New Jersey Sportmea'a Club.
WELL-KNOWN ORECfON ATHLETE
IN HEAVY ARTILLERY.
Eight Months in France, Part of
Time in Officers Training Camp,
- Results in. Promotion.
Robert H. Atkinson, well-known Ore
gon athlete, and a United States sol
dier in France for the last eight
months. Is now an officer in the 151st
Field Artillery Brigade.
You asked' about my commission.
Well, just three months to a day from
the day I entered the training camp I
received my commission as Second
Lieutenant in the Heavy Artillery. I
was mighty glad, too. for I surely put
in three of the hardest months training
of my life. Did I tell you that I trans
ferred from the Q. M. to the Infantry
before I was sent to the training camp?
You see, I've seen some service at that.
"I like Paris, and especially the
mademoiselles; they are wonders. The
only trouble with these girls over here
Is that a man can't hand out much of
a line of broken French, so about all he
has to go on is looks, and goodness
knows why, I'm disqualified.
"We've got Fritz on the run. Let's
keep him going."
These are a few excerpts from a re
cent letter received by Flying Cadet
Elmer R. Spencer, of Eugene, Or., now
stationed at Kelly Field.
Lieutenant Atkinson enlisted ln the
Headquarters Company of the 41st Dl- ,
vision shortly after the United States
entered the war. He was sent from
Portland to Camp Fremont, Cal., about
the middle of August, 1917, thence to
New York and across in the late Fall.
He then transferred Into the Infantry,
and a few months later was chosen to
be sent to an officer's training camp. .
"Bob" was a member of the class of
'19 at the University of Oregon, was
active in athletics and journalism,
president of his class in his second year
and member of the Delta Tau Delta
Fraternity. His home is in Portland.
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