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.THE SUXDAT OREGOXIAX, POTMXAXD, OCTOBER 10, 1920
MANY GOLF TREATS
r FOR NEXT SEASON
Exchange of Best Players
. With Britain Likely.
WOMAN STAR NOW HERE
Tourins Parties Bel n Arranged
and U. S. Team for English
Amateur Seems Certainty.
'.NEW TORK, Oct. 9. There are
plenty of good golfing tidbits stored
away for next season's consumption
on the golf links, foremost of all per
haps being a visit for the second time
ff a team made up of the present and
past, golfing stars of the Oxford and
Cambridge society. A cable received
a few days ago by the officials of the
Vnited States Golf association con
firmed this news. If all goes well
there will be in the golfing party ten
or a dozen, which no doubt will have
as prominent members three players
who took part in our qualifying
round for the British amateur title.
the British champion. Cyril Tolley,
Roger Wethcred and Lord Charles
Hope. To this group can be added
Fuch golfers as Major Gilles. Bernard
Darwin, R. Montmorency and a score
of fine players of more recent date.
No doubt there will be touring par
ties staged with the different state
and district associatiors putting in
the field the best ten or a dozen play
ers who can be mustered, and, if the
dates are well arranged, a grand na
tional team opposing after the manner
of the Canadian international event.
Only conjectures. of course, but
founded partly upon the methods of
procedure on the occasion many years
aro of their first visit to these shores.
Eicbange of Teams PonKible.
Moreover, it is practically a cer
tainty that a representative team will
be on hand from America at the time
of tne next British amateur cham
pionship. Americans hoped more than
they expected that they would be
favored by a visit from the British
stars in a body, especially the finest
In Britain, and it can be said here and
now that events are shaping them
selves so at least ten of the golfers
who would have a fighting chance
for the title will be on the way to
England and Scotland next May.
More interesting news, however, is
the announcement that Miss Molly
Griffiths. runer-up to Miss Cecil
Leitch in both the British and French
championships, will arrive to play at
'Mayfield this coming month in our
women's championship. Others may
come with her. A determined effort
is being made at the present time to
induce Miss Leitch to change her
mind and also play in that event.
Love of Game Ingrained.
Tn any case, America will see in
Miss Griff iths one of the finest women
golfers now in the British isles. The
Grifiths family came from Australia
and settled near Sunningdale. where
the game of the girls (there are three
Molly, 19; Barbara. 14. and Nancy,
13) has been a source of wonder to
the members. The two younger girls
played in the Junior girls' champion
ship this past spring and. attired as
they were in Juniper frocks and short
Bocks plus a very businesslike swing,
made quite the hit of the meeting.
Miss Molly Griffiths, however, has
attained to second place in the golf
ing world across the water. At Le
Touquet in the semi-final of the
French championship Miss Marion
Hollis was the last hope of America,
but an outward round in 39 and even
fours to the thirteenth gave Miss
Griffiths a win by 5 and 4. In the
final of the play at Le Touquet Miss
Leitch gained a rather easy victory,
as she did in the final of the British
event at Newcastle. But then there
is no one in either land within two
strokes of Miss Cecil Leitch.
CASEY JONES IX NEW ROLE
Demon Engineer si Announcer for
Cincinnati Ball Yard.
Casey Jones, famed in song and
story as a demon locomotive engineer
snd chief rooter for the Cincinnati
club, at last has broken into baseball
and is delighted thereat, even though
the role he plays is a minor one. On
afternoons when Casey isn't at the
throttle of one of the Pennsylvania's
tig locomotives pulling trains east
ward bound out of Cincinnati he acts
as official announcer at Redland field
and derives great pleasure from his
"Casey is known personally to about
every plnyer in the National league,
and his chief joy lies in taking one
or two of the diamond stars in the
cab with him when he is piloting a
train bearing a ball club out of Cin
ANCIENT RECORDS CREDIT NAG
' WITH MILE IX MINUTE.
Efforts of Great Man o War Show
Small, Compared to Fly
The advent of an outstanding race
horse like Man o' War Invariably
raises the interesting question as to
liow he would fare in a contest with
the champions of the past If the
bugle call could wake such oldtime
fliers as Childers, Eclipse, Ormonde
and St. Simon to measure strides with
him. So much has been said about
the incomparable speed of Childers
,and Eclipse that many horsemen of
today have come to regard them as
racers possessing powers quite be
yond the laws of nature and su
perior to every other horse before or
since their time, says the New. York
Particularly is this true of Childers,
or Flying Childers, as he was often
called, tradition and turf "history
having accredited him for nearly 200
years with running a mile in a min
ute at Newmarket, England in 1721
John Lawrence accepted this ridic
ulous story, though not without
reservation, by saying in his "Phllo
sophicai ann i-raoncai treatise on
Horses," published in 196:
- ."It haa been asserted with confi
dence, but not proved, that Plying
Childers ran a mile over Newmarket
in the space of a minute,' and add
ing. "It has. however, been really
performed in a few seconds over a
minute, ar. instance of which within
my own recollection is that of Fire
tail of Pumpkin."
And Pick's Turf Register corrobo
rates Lawrence by reporting the time
nade in the race between Flreiail
'and Pumpkin over the Rowley mile
at Newmarket in 1T73 as 1:04, with
112 pounds up. show'ng that horse
man of that period had little or no
conception of ,ihe speed of the run
ning horse, as measured In minutes
and seconds, and indicating pretty
clearly that either their chronometers
or the men who held them were ut
C'hilders lived at a time when there
were no racing calendars, and no
record of his turf triumphs has been
preserved. All that is definitely
known about his performances is that
he started several times at New
market beginning in 1721. when 6
years old, and was never beaten.
Childers' extraordinary reputation
seems to rest almost wholly on speed
shown in private trials, as measured
by tile watch, and he was probably
timed with one of the same kind
which registered the mile in a minute
mentioned by Lawrence. Pick. Law
rence and Weatherby all record the
trad:tion. however, some 80 years
after, that Childers was generally
(supposed to have been the fleetest
horse that ever was trained, as the
compiler of the. stud book put it.
Cool Weather Allows Coach to Speed
Up Thc'.r Practice.
ANNAPOLIS, Md., Oct. 9. (Special.)
Stiffer football practice than at any
previous time this year has been
made possible at Annapolis by cooler '
CIS WELCH, COACH W. S.. C.
weather. Bob Folwell is showing his
charges some special stunts in tack
ling and charging and works on these
periods. There was also a longer
formation and signal drill than usual.
The squad from the new ' fourth
class is rapidly working into shape
and a number of g ioi men are being j
developed. A dozen or more looking
like valuable acquisitions of the main I
squad. Dahlgren, a 175-pound tackle I
from Mercersberg academy, and
Noyes. a back from the New York
cially good impression.
OLYMPIC TRIP DEFENDED
YANKEE TEAM WAS HANDLED
WELL DURING VOYAGE.
Member of Committee Says Ship
Was Xot Bes't But Only One
That Was Available.
Everett C. Brown, member of the
American Olympic committee, who
attended the world's games at Ant
werp, has issued a statement in de
fense of the committee s action in
handling the Yankee team.
According to Brown, who was In
charge of raising a $20,000 fund from
the Chicago district, the government
had promised to take the athletes
across the ocean on the transport
Mercury. One week before the date
of sailing the transport was dis
abled and the Princess Matokia was
pressed into service.
The team had to be sent across on
this transport or left at home. Brown
asserted the committee knew the ship
was not fitted properly for training
but it was the best obtainable, as it
was utterly impossible to engage pas
sage on the regular liners. He also
said there were no hotels in Antwerp
which cared to house the American
athletes. The committee then did the
next best thing by putting the men
up in a schoolhouse.
The committeeman accuses three or
four athletes on the team of doing
everything possible to break down
the morale of the entire squad. One
or two of these athletes. Brown as
serted, have no visible means of sup
port other than their athletic affi
liations. Brown also said the committee, not
withstanding the shortage of funds
subscribed, gave every athlete on the
American teani an opportunity to take
a two day's trip to the battlefields
in Belgium and France and paid
their expenses on the tour.
As far as was possible. Brown said.
all the athletes were brought back on
the best liners. Most of the men on
the team according to the committee
man. appreciated the conditions which
confronted the American Olympic
committee and showed their sports
manship by refraining from any un
ONE GOLF BET IS FAILURE
7 50-Chance Wager Lost While
National Stars Play.
A freak bet was made in Toledo
that a "one" would be shot by one of
the more than 250 experts competing
in the second qualifying round of
I the National Open Golf championship
at tne Inverness ciud.
A three of the greens can be
reached from the tee. the man who
made the best figured he had 250
chances at each of the short holes,
or better than 7o0 chances. Any
number of twos were made on the
short holes, but no "ones."
Abe Mitchell got a "one" at the
eighth hole in his second round in
Deal in June.
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MISS STIRLING WINS
Mrs. J. V. Hurd, Pittsburg,
Defeated, 4 and 3.
DRIVING GAME UNUSUAL
Edge Is Held on Rival From Tee
on Every Hole Except Twelfth.
Approach Is Even.
CLEVELAND. O.. Oct. . Alexa
Stirling of Atlanta won the women's
national golf championship for the
third consecutive time when she de
feated Mrs. J. V. Hurd of Pittsburg.
4 and 3. at the Mayfield club today
(RIGHT) W. S. C. BACKFIELD. LEFT
The champion played a wonderful
long driving game, one of the best of
her career, having the edge on her
rival from the tee on every hole ex
cept the 12th, where Mrs. Hurd's shot
five feet the better. In ap-
proaching and nutting they were fair
ly even, but Miss Stirling's gains on
the long shots gave her the edge.
Miss Stirling was 5 up at the turn.
having won the first, second and
third; Mrs. Hurd picked up her ball
on two after she had used four shots
when Miss Stirling lay within a few
feet ,of the pin on her second.
Fourth Goes to Mrs. Hard.
The fourth went to Mrs. Hurd. her
drive falling on the green back of
the cup while Miss Stirling teed into
a trap and used three to reach the
green. The champion then won the
sixth, seventh and ninth, halving the
fifth and eighth.
Miss Stirling went out in 40, using
approximately 15 putts.
Coming in. Mrs. Hurd halved the
10th and won the 11th in six. while
some bad lies and a penalty for pick
ing out of water penalized Miss Stir
ling for a seven. The next three
holes were halved. Mrs. Hurd being
saved on the 14th when her second
shot hit a spectator in the woods and
bounded back on the course.
Miss Stirling Drives ZOO.
On the 15th, Miss Stirling drove
200 yards and then put the bail on
the edge of the green with her mid-
iion, while Mi's. Hurd took throe.
Miss Stirling's first putt hung on
the edge of the cup. while Mrs.
Hurd's was several feet away, and
tney halved the hole, ending the
match. The cards:
Miss Stirling Out... 4 4 5 !t 5 5 4 4 440
In. . . .5 7 4 4 5 $
Mrs. Hurd Out 5 7 6 3 5 6 5 4 6 47
In. . . .5 4 4 5 S
CUISTS TO VIE FOR TITLE
POCKET BILLIARD AND THREE-
CUSHION MEETS ANNOUNCED
Winners of Preliminary Events
Will Get Crack at Crown
The annual championship billiard
tournaments, inaugurated last season,
have been announced for the coming
season. -The pocket billiard tourney
will be held at Chicago October 18
the three-cushion championship con
test being scheduled for immediately
following the first event.
A preliminary tournament will be
held in both cases. tl,e winners of
first, second an third prizes In each
tourney to compete with Ralph
Greenleaf, present pocket billiard
champion, for the national title, and
witn Boo uanner, three-cushion king,
for the angle championship.
The following are the conditions
Fifteen ball continuous pocket bil
liards. Each game to consist of 125
Three-cushion carom game of bil
liards. Each game to consist of 50
These tournaments to be held un
der tlft auspices of the Brunswick-Balke-Collander
company subject to
the following conditions:
company to contribute S9950. which
The Brunswick - Balke -Collander
together with the entrance fee paid
by the players is to be divided in
The pocket billiard tournament for
the national championship of the
United States of America will be lim
ited to twelve players in the preliml
nary, subject to entrance fee of $100
This tournament is to be held at the
Strauss Auditorium, Illinois, starting
cn October 18. Entries close Oc-I
The following prizes to be awarded
according to their standing at the
close -of the preliminary tournament:
First. $1000: second. 800: third,
J700; fourth, $500; fifth, (300; sixth.
The first, second and third winners"
to compete with Ralph Greenleaf.
present champion, for the national
championship. Entrance fee $150
Prizes as follows:
First, national championship em
blem, cash $1500, salary $2404: sec
ond. $1000; third. $500; fourth. $2S0.
The three-cushion tournament for
the national championship of the
United States of America to be played
under practically the same conditions
in the same room, starting immedi
ately after the close of the pocket bil
liard events, to be limited to twelve
players in the prelimary, subject to an
entrance fee of $100.
First, $1000;' second. $S0; third,
$700: fourth, $500; fifth, $300; sixth,
The finals or national champion
ship games will be played immedi
ately after the close of the prelimi
nary tournament. The winners of the
first, second and third prizes of the
preliminary tournament to compete
with Mr. Robert Cannefax. present
champion, for the national champion
ship. Entrance fee of $150.
Prises as follows:
First national championship em-
blem, cash $1500. salary $2400; sec-
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ond. J1000; third. 600; fourth. J2S0.
The winner of each tournament
will be awarded a trophy emblematic
of the championship, which will re
main in his possesion as his claim to
the championship for a period of one
year, and thereafter to revert to the
next winner of the annual tourna
ment. The trophy will become the
personal property of a player win
ning it a third time, and a new tro
phy will be substituted for future
PARIS SEEKS RIG GAMES
EFFORTS TO GET OLYMPICS
REGULARLY UNDER WAY.
Union of Sporting Federation of
France to Make Strong Effort
at Lausanne Meet.
PARIS. Oct. Will Paris becoVne
the Olympic city of he future? Will
the Olympic games' be held in Paris
every four years Instead of taking
place in various cities of Europe and
America? Such is the question that
is being discussed Dy'the Parisian
press and the suggestion that is being
advanced by the Union of Sporting
federations in France.
The question of the attribution of
the 1924 Olympic games should have
been settled in Antwerp, but owing to
the large number of cities claiming
the honor, it was decided to delay the
solution of the problem until the Lau
sanne congress in June. 1921.
A press, campaign by all the Paris
sporting papers- and in which staid
political papers like the Echo de Paris
and the Avenir have joined, is being
waged to prove that the moving about
of the Olympic games from city to
city and from country to country
every four years is all wrong. One
city should be chosen to replace
Athens, they say. "What city is bet
ter qualified than Paris?" asks the
If the present system of allotting
the Olympic games to cities and not
to countries is maintained, every cap
Ital of every state in the Union of the
United States has a right to have its
Olympic games as well as Antwerp,
the newspapers argue.
"Make of Paris the "Olympic city'
where every four years in a gigantic
stadium, magnificent and permanent.
athletes from all parts of the world
would compete. It would then be
possible 'to give to the games the
character, the beauty, the splendor
which they deserve." Such is the plea
that will be sent by the Union of
Sporting Federations of France to
Baron de Coubertin when the Olympic
congress meets at Lausanne.
GREB-WIGGIXS BOUT SIGNED
Light Heavies to Meet Again Next
SOUTH BEND, Ind.. Oct. 9. Spe
cial.) Harry Greb, Pittsburg claim
ant of the world's light-heavyweight
championship, and 'Chuck Wiggins,
Indianapolis heavyweight champion
of Australia, have been matched to
box ten rounds here Thursday. The
two boxers were signed by Eugene
Kessler, sporting editor of the South
The two staged a lively six-round
encounter as a windup to the Demp-sey-Mlske
tilt at Benton Harbor on
In the fall when the end of the season ia
And the team's in the second division,
We still run across an occaalonal sruy
Who will kick at id umpire's decision,
AT COLLEGE KEEN
Hundreds on Sidelines Watch
LINE UNDERGOES SHIFTS
Changing- Players Order of Events
Last Week in Preparation for
Game With Winged M.
OREGON AGRICULTURAL COL
LEGE. Corvaliis, Oct. 9. (Special.)
The stadium of the college was the
quietest today It has been since the
football season started.
When the game with Pacific uni-
GIL LIS, PILLBACK) MORA N, LEFT
versity was canceled, due to the in
ability of the Forest Grove college to
procure enougn men for their team,
Coach Rutherford announced that the
Aggies would get a rest.
The interest in football at the col
lege has never been more keen. . Each
night at practice the sidelines have
been covered with hundreds of stu
dents who stay during the entire prac
tice period in rain or shine.
Line Continually Shifted.
Continued shifting of the line has
been the general order of everts. Babe
McCart is now playing center in place
ot Bob Stewart, who is out of the
game with a broken finger. Dark
horse Seely injured his back during
practice last week and Joe Kasberger
is laid up with an. injured shoulder.
Dad Butler, the Aggie trainer, is
hard-hit by the crippled condition of
the men. He is confident, however.
that he will have the entire tribe in
excellent shape for the game with
Multnomah club at Corvaliis on Oc
Powell In Back.
Powell Is back In the lineup again
and. has continued his hard smashing
of the freshman line. In addition to
Woods, Harold McKenna is showing
up exceptionally well as an under
study for PowelL McKenna has been
tried at almost every position on the
line, but during the last week he has
been shifted to the backfleld.
The ability of McKenna in the back-
field has been attracting even more
attention than has the work of Seely,
who was considered an unknown
quantity. It is believed that he will
put up a hard fight against Woods as
understudy for Powell. McKenna's
style of line plunging Is as remark
able as that of either Powell or Woods.
No favorites are being played by
Coach Rutherford and his staff, and
on account of this any attempt to
name the lineup which will face the
Multnomah club would only be a
guess. The Aggie football mentor has
made it clear to every man on the
team that not one of the old letter
men are sure of a position. All can
didates have taken him at his word
and have been fighting their limit to
Chances HInsje on Condition.
The Beavers' chances against Mult
nomah depends very largely upon the
condition of the men.
Work on the new steel, concrete and
wood stadium is being rushed in order
to have it completed for the California
game, which will be played on the
campus October 30. It cannot be fin
ished in time for the Multnomah game
but arrangements are being made by
Manager Richardson to provide ample
accommodations for the large number
of visitors who are expected to be
present. Messages are being received
dally from alumni members and from
backers of the Multnomah club in re
gard to seating facilities.
ORIGIN OF BILLIARDS ANCIENT
Pawnbroker Shoved Three Balls
Around With Yardstick.
Investigation into the popular game
of billiards produces some queer his
tory, both as to the origin of the game
and the methods used in manufactur-
lng the paraphernalia. It is said to
have begun when William Kew, an
English pawnbroker of the 16th cen
tury, passed idle moments by push
ing about three golden balls of his
trade with a yardstick. He soon
gained considerable skill , and the
game became known in London as
"Will s Yard," and this was corrupted
to "Willyard," and then to "Billyard.'1
and lastly to its present form. The
playerB, seeking a name for the stick
with which the balls were pushed
about, called it after its originator,
"Kew," the French after taking over
the game, respelling- it "que."
The Ivory balls have to be sea
soned for many months before they
are ready for play, and manufactur
ers have incubators in which to store
them, many of the latter holding as
high as 3000 balls. The deep red
color of the red balls is obtained by
giving them what is known as the
"guardsman's bath" a dipping into
dye secured by boiling English sol
dier's red coats. The finer tables used
are built of Spanish mahogany, ebony
or satin wood, and some of this has
to be seasoned seven years before
being used. The green cloth was first
used by Prince Leopold, and it Is still
known as. "Prince Leopold green." It
was selected .as being less hard on
the eye under the bright light de
manded for playing than any other
CINCH GAMBLER SCARIFIED
New York Commission Again.!
When the commission granted box
ing licenses to New York promoters
the other day, Joseph Johnson, chair
man of the commission, made a speech
in which he spoke as follows to the
assembled promoters and fans:
"Boxing appears always to have
held a special fascination for the
professional gambler and particularly
for the type of professional gambler
I who takes no 6portlng chance, but
seeks surely to win by bribery or
"I have always thought his was
HALF) SAX. QUARTERBACK.
about the lowest of human vocations.
He would crawl over the healthy body
of any sport and as he crawls, he
poisons that body. This insect is al
ways hungry and always busy. He
is hard to eradicate. But let us fumi
gate our house as well as we can and
when wedo catch him let us put a
crushing foot upon him."
DEAL IS ON
BROOKLYN PITCHER WANTS
TO COME TO COAST.
Southpaw Unquestionably Nearing
End as Major League Mem
ber, Says Report.
Rube Marquard, southpaw pitcher
of the Brooklyn club of the National
league, and a prominent figure in
major league baceball for the last 12
years, wants to quit the bis brush
and come to the Coast league next
spring. "Doc" Strub and Charley Gra
ham of the Seals are in communica
tion with Marquard and. provided a
satisfactory arrangement can be made
with the Dodgers, the crooked-arm
slinger will take up his abode on the
Marquard has had only a fair sea
son to date, winning nine and losing
seven for the National league pen
nant winners. Last year he was out
of the game on account of an acci
dent. He took part in nine games,
Although the Brooklyn pitcher has
been in the National league since 190S,
he is far from being an old-timer.
Marquard was born in Cleveland. Ohio,
May 22. 18S9, which would leave him
a bit over 31 years of age.
The complications which may arise
before Marquard could join the Coast
league are many. It Is not believed
that other National league teams will
waive on Marquard. although his long
stretch of service may have some
thing to do with them passing him
out as a free agent.
Brooklyn has a working agreement
with the Oakland club of the Coast
league, and it may be that the trans
bay team will put in a bid for Mar
quard's services. "Rowdy" Elliott
joined the Dodgers this spring, while
Hack Miller was sent to Oakland by
Brooklyn a few years ago.
Unquestionably Marquard is hear
ing his end as a major league pitcher,
He joined the New York Giants from
the Indianapolis club in 1908 and was
sent to Brooklyn through the waiver
route in 1915.
Bates Slay Lose Place on Varsity
Over Sophomore Ruling.
BERKELEY, CaL, Oct. 9. Wallace
Bates. Un'versity of California soph
omore and holder of the California
tennis single: championship, has been
instructed to appear at the next
meeting of the Pacific Coast Inter
collegiate conference and defend his
eligibility for a place on the Cali
fornia varsity team. Bates, it has
been charged, broke a conference
rule when, wh'le a freshman, he
played on the varsity tennis team in
the east last summer.
Bates, It is said, believed himself
a sophomore when he completed his
freshmen year and so went east with
the team at the end of the school se
mester. The conference has ruled
that a man is not a sophomore until
he returns to college.
Disqualification of Bates by the
conference as a result of the charge
would be a blow to the California
varsity tennis chances.
Miss Thelma Payne Home
From Belgium Meet.
HARDSHIPS ARE MANY
Multnomah Club Diver Charges
Amateur Association Commit
tee Grossly Neglected.
Miss Thelma Fayn of the Multno
mah Amateur Athletic club, American
Amateur Athletic union women's div-
I ing champion, holder or numerous
other fancy diving titles and member
of the United States Olympic games
team, arrived home yesterday from
New York brimful of news and with
bitter resentment towards the A. A. U.
and the Olympic games committee for
treatment accorded her and the rest of
the American athletes who journeyed
across the pond to bring victory to
the Stars and Stripes.
Miss payne and Mrs. Constance
Dressier left Portland July 3 for New
York to compete in the final Olympic
games swimming trials after cleaning
up in the Pacific coast trials in San
The raw deal claimed handed the
two winged M girls began as soon as
they arrived in Now York. There was
no one to meet them, no accommoda
tions arranged and not until they ran
across a former Multnomah club mem
ber now living in New York, were
they able to even find a place to live.
Upon looking the Olympic games com
mittee up they were shown but scant
Trial at Manhattan Itearh.
The springboard fancy diving trials
were held July 10. at Manhattan
beach and the high diving trials July
14. Miss Payne competed only in the
fancy diving event while Mrs. Dres
sier participated in both.
The second rub developed during
the fancy diving trials. The five
judges who had been announced to
handle the meet failed to show up.
and others were substituted. Three
of them turned in their score sheets
giving Miss Payne first place and
their sheets are claimed to have been
thrown out. The other two judges,
who had placed Miss Helen Wain
wright of New York first, got by, and
the latter was declared the winner.
Miss Payne being shunted to second
place and Miss Aleen Riggen third.
Mrs. Mohlenberg, instructor of the
New York Women's Swimming asso
ciation, the largest organization of
Its kind In the country, went to bat
for Miss Payne and demanded that
the Portland girl be given a square
What was declared the most glar
ing feature of the whole meeting was
when they informed Mrs. Dressier
that she had failed to place high
enough for recognition, and then sent
Miss Aileen Allen and Miss Betty
Grimes, both of whom had placed far
below Mrs. Dressier, to Belgium.
Mrs. Dressier Placed Seventh.
Mrs. Dressier rated not lower than
seventh in both events while Miss
Allen failed to place higher than 13th
or 14th and yet after !. Dressier
had left for Portland Miss Allen was
named on the team. The same ques
tion prevailed in the case of Miss
Grimes of Minneapolis. It seems that
the officials acted as though curry
ing favor in various parts of the
country in making their selections
rather than on actual merits and
work accomplished by the girls in the
tryouts which were supposed to' de
cide those who made the team.
Frank E. Watkins. prominent Port
land sportsman, and chairman of
swimming at the Mulnomah club is
not going to let the matter die down
without sending a few bombshells
into the ranks of the A. A. U. and the
Olympic games committee. At tomor
row night's board meeting Mr. Wat
kins will bring the matter up form
ally and urge the club to demand
from headquarters in New York an
explanation why Mrs. Dressier was
turned down and details of the method
used in picking the winner used.
He will also demand that the club
take steps towards making the A. A.
U. and Olympic games committee re
fund to Multnomah club the money
spent to send Mrs. Dressier to San
Francisco and later to New York.
Club Forced to Pay Expenses.
The committee was also to have
taken care of the team upon their
arrival in New York until they sailed
for Belgium. This they failed to do
and Multnomah club was forced to
pay Miss Payne's expenses from July
10 to July 26 the date of sailing.
The same experiences that were met
in the trials in New York are said
to have again confronted Miss Payne
in Belgium, where she was awarded
third place in the world's fancy diving
competition. Miss Riggen was
awarded first place and Miss Wain
wright second. They were both tied
for first at the completion of the
events with only .05 point separating
them from Miss Payne.
Going across Miss Payne met with
an unfortunate accident when she
strained several ligaments in her left
foot when she fell while getting down
from a high upper berth in her cabin,
which she was forced to share with
three other girls. Because of this
she was only able to work out four
times previous to the time of the
event, August 27, in Antwerp.
Miss Payne said: "The Olympic
games officials and their families
were given first-class cabins and the
best food. The second and third
class cabins were slotted to the girl
members of the American team while
the men athletes were quartered in
the hold of the army transport,
When the girls left the ship all
of the bed linen and necessities were
taken away from them and many
On the return trip the entire team
mutinied on board the ship Antigone
and left the vessel when it stopped
at Liverpool, refusing to go any fur
ther. MARINES BEST RIFLE SHOTS
Performances at Olympic Games
Furnish Proof of Marksmanship.
Whatever a marine does he does
We well know what happened after
the United States marines got into
action on the battlefields of Flanders.
There are no better shots in the world
with a rifle than the marines. This
isn't hearsay, it is a fact.
Performances speak for themselves.
In the Olympic championships Ser
geant Mori is Fisher of the marines
won the championship at 600 meters,
but right at home during the national
rifle matches we saw some marines
shoot, and we want to say that they
are the class of the land.
The marines on the whole are fine
shots, but one stood out above the
others. Sergeant T. B. Crawley is this
individual. He won the Great Aggre
gate trophy given for the best score
in the four leading matches. Crawley
won the Leach cup with a perfect
score; won the National Rifle asso
ciation member's match; was second
in the marine corps match, sixth in
the governor's cup. eighth in the
president's cup. ninth in the Catrow
cup and 38th in the Wimbledon cud.
In each of these events there were
about 1000 men shooting.
The marines are of the opinion that
Crawley can defeat any shooter in the
world with the .30-CHiihre rifle.
J. J. Andrews of the marines won
the marine corps cup match and Ser
geant Thomas won the pistol cham
pionship. The marines as teams won
the united service match, the enlisted
men's team match, had three in the
first five teams in the Herrick match
and won the team pistol champion
When it comes to shooting, you've
got to hand it to the marine;.
AMATEUR BODIES RAND TO
GET STRONG ACTION.
rertlnrnt Questions to Be Asked at
Annual Session to Be Held
While no definite steps have been
taken on this coast by athHetcs who
werkt to the Olympic games, ih
eastern men have already j-tarted
organization with a view of airing
their grievances and if possible
'ousting" the heads of the Amateur
The big objection in the east is
primarily to two nten, the larpest nr.
being Bartow S. Weeks, while Fred
Rubien. secretary of the Amateur
Athletic Union is the other man
whose scalp Is being sought. The
smaller clubs of the New York met
ropolitan branch, numbering about
150, have banded together with a view
of voting down both Weeks and
Rubien as delegates. This would
naturally arvl automatically exclude
them from the governing body.
The average athlete knows of thef
two men as heads of the Amateur
Athletic Union. Reubien lias made an
efficient secretary and his present
unpopularity is more a condition of
circumstances than anything else,.
Judge Weeks, for years, has been the
dominating figure of the Amateur
Athletic Union. Rubien has maiie an
almost that of an autocrat.
He positively controls the Amateur
Athletic Union annual meetinjr. and
that a man can do this shows on its
face that he is a "big man." He is
just such a man, but this autocratic
control has met a buffer, and if the
athletes who went overseas to the
Olympic games give their support as
they say they are going to, and if
their clubs and local branches get be
hind these athletes and elect dele
gates to the annual meeting of the
Amateur Athletic Union fully in
structed on their course of action,
there is every reason to consider that
a new regime of the 'Amateur Ath
letic Union is in slight.
Looking at the Amateur Athletic
Union government from the broad
light it is not a government by ath
letes, or for the athletes. In the ma
jority of cases the men on the various
branch boards and on the governing
board itself have at some time been
athletes, but the government of the
Amateur Athletic Union is now more a
matter of "athletic politics" than it
is for the good of the athletes them
selves. The delegates are supposed to
represent the athletes, but in most
cases they do not. In some cases
"dead organizations" are retained on
the board of managers of individual
branches simply to hold in power the
men who have control of that par
ticular organization. This is not
wild guess but a statement based on
That a number of very pertinent
questions will be aked the Amateur
Athletic Union heads at the annual
meeting in November is already as
sured and there is just as much prob
ability that the Amateur Athletic
Union heads will "pass the buck" to
the Americfln Olympic committee.
43 REED MEN TURN OUT
HARRY DORMAN IN CHARGE OF
LOCAL COLLEGE SQUAD.
New Football Team Plans Series
of Inter-Class Contests and
Two Varsity Games.
With the appointment of Harry
Dorman as coach of football. Keed
college will be able to proceed with
its intercollegiate programme. Diffi
culty was at first bad in securing a
coach, but with the announcement
this week a squad of about 40 men
have been out for practice every day.
Dorman is also manager and coach
of the Multnomah Amateur Athletic
club team, and will divide his time
between the two team, giving three
days a week to Reed. He has had all
of his experience under Dobie at thn
University of Washington, playing
halfback for that institution.
A series of class games have been
scheduled which will be played this
month. This is a part of the in
tramural programme. These games
will be played on Wednesday after
noons, the time set aside by the
faculty for athletic contests.
Since the opening of school class
teams were organized and have been
practicing under the direction of
George Clark, physcial instructor.
The freshmen class has elected Ted
Steffen, who played with Lincoln
last year, captain. Herman Kehrli,
a letter man of last year, was
elected captain of the sophomores.
The juniors and the seniors will enter
a team together, but have not ap
pointed a captain.
The first contest will be played be
tween the freshmen and sophomores
October 13; the upperclassmen-f resh
men game is scheduled October20:
and the upperclassmen - sophomore
game October 2i.
It was thought that class practice
would interfere with varsity practice,
but arrangements have been made
whereby the freshmen practice at 9
o'clock in the morning and the sopho
mores and upperclassmen those days
on which Dorman will be unable to
be with the squad.
Only two intercolleeMate games will
be scheduled this fall, with probably
two or three practice games. Games
have been asked for with Willamette
and Pacific: one of which will be
played on the Reed campus.
Batting Record Is Made.
Hobart Whitman, center fielder for
the Winston-Salem team of the Pied
mont league, made what is said to be.
a record for southern organized base
ball the other day when he hit three
home runs, a two-bagger and a single
for a total of 15 bases in five times
at the bat in the game with Greens
boro. Whitman's fourth and hardest
hit ball struck the flagpole and
bounded back into the field, giving
him only a two-base hit on account
of ground rules.
The curfew tolls tne kneu of partinc day.
The football squad winds alowly o'er the
The student homeward limps his weary
Vi'llh blackened eye and water on the