The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, December 31, 1922, SECTION TWO, Page 3, Image 19

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Players Find Consolation at
. .19th Hole Sessions.
Russell Smith, Waverley Crack,
Subject of Admiration When
Enthusiasts Get Together,
J The "dog days" of eolf ar here.
A few hardy disciples of the
ancient Scottish pastime will brave
any weather conditions for their
daily round, but with the local
courses in a state of dampness and
players forced to accept temporary
greens that the soft turf of the per
manent greens may be preserved for
the spring and summer season, not
to mention other wintry conditions,
the golfers are up against It.
But there is an outlet for the
golfer's enthusiasm the 19th hole.
It Is at the 19th hole that wondrous
tales of process on the links are
Weird Storlea Are Told.
The hole in one, the eagle two on
a par four hole, the long putt that
either did or didn't drop into the
cup, or a marvelous recovery from
trap or bunker are all related at
these 19th-hole gatherings. While
these tales are for the most part
boastful utterances by the speakers
of their own skill on the links the
talk now and then turns to some
championship tournament or to the
play of a prominent figure in title
Russell Smith, one of the leading
players of the Waverley Country
club and an ex-northwest and Ore
gon state champion, is often the
subject of discussion at these 19th
ibole meetings.
Someone Always Remembers.
"Io you remember that extra hole
match of Russ" his close friends
always refer to him as Russ "in
44 nrthwest tournament?" queries
one of the golf bugs. Then the
praises of Smith are sung. Yes,
someone remembers that extra-hole
matohv "but did you see Russ re
cover from trouble In that club
championship match?" he counters.
Ami so the discussion goes on.
There is a reason for Smith's out
standing golf reputation. There
are golfers more steady and con
B.fcfe'.t than he, but few as spectac The gallery loves the spec
tacular and Smith Is one player
who seldom fails to provide a thrill
or two in every match.
Recovery Shots Thrill.
At some point of the match Smith
will be In trouble and it is his re
markable recovery shots, that pro
vide the thrills. Smith is master of
hl8 iron clubs and rates as one of
the -best iron club players in the
northwest. In fact, for more than a
year Smith stuck strictly to his iron
clubs for every shot, which perhaps
accounts for his mastery of - the
iron. In recent years he has gone
Dick to the wood and right now,
when he is right, carries a greater
variety of shots in his bag than
most players.
Smith had ihis big year ini cham
pionship play in 1916. That year he
won both the northwest amateur
and the Oregon state titles. In 1916
he was put out in the finals of the
Oregon state by Rudolph Wilhelm,
but came right back the following
year and defeated Rudy in the
Form of Star Splendid.
Many golf critics declare that the
Waverley star has the best form of
any of the northwest cracks. His
form is easy with no apparent effort
in making his shots. While his
play is not always steady It is
usually brilliant and bordering on
the spectacular.
"Where a great many beginniners
make a mistake," said Smith, "is
attempting to copy the form of some
big star. The best plan, and one
which I adopted when first start
ing to play, is to take the style best
suited to your own play without
forcing yourself into some form
that is not easy end natural to fol
Eugene Riders to Start at Mid
night on 400-Mile Race.
OTJOENEJ, Or., Dec 80. The Eu
gene Motorcycle club on Sunday and
Monday la staging its annual New
Year's day endurance run, over a
course of approximately 400 miles.
The run will etart at midnight to
- morrow night and will close about
o'clook Monday evening.
Starting from Eugene the course
will be north, to Junction City via
Prairie road, thence to Corvallls via
the Pacific highway, thence north
to Independence and West Salem.
From here the west side road will
be taken to Dayton and thence the
pavement will be followed through
Kewberg to Portland. The first of
the riders are expected to arrive in
Portland about 1A.M. Monday and
will check In at the Henderson Mo
torcycle oompany etore at 111 North
Broadway, Portland, where Wells
Bennett, world-famous motorcycle
rider and holder of the champion
ship transcontinental motorcycle
recoTd, will serve them with the
ever-popular "hot dogs" and coffee.
Bennett, who Is head of the Hender
son motorcycle agency In Portland,
was the winner of the New Year's
day run a year ago.
After an hour's stop In Portland
the riders will leave for Roseburg
via Oregon City, Salem, Ankeny hill
road to Albany, east side road
through Shedd, Harrisburg and Co
burg to Eugene, and thence via the
Pacific highway to Roseburg. From
the latter point the run will be
made back to Eugene through Cot
tage Grove and via the Iroraine
Cubs Sell Harry Courtney to San
Francisco Club.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. Harry
Courtney, left-handed pitcher of the
Chicago American league club, has
been purchased by the San Fran
eisco Coast league club nd will
play with the Beals next spring. He
pitched seven games for the Seals
last season, winning five and losing
two. The purchase price was not
announced. Courtney was with the
Washington Americans two years
and served the Yankees one year.
Other pitchers expected to wear
San Francisco uniforms when the
'baseball season opens are: Mc
Weeney, Scott, Shea, Geary, Mitchell,
Alten, Hodge, Davis, Gillenwater,
Waner, Stanton and Crowder. Seven
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of the strongest players in the Pacific northwest. . ,
Rule Suggested to Keep Player
Where He Does Most Dam
age to Opposing Teams.
'At a certain Rtaee of the 1922
American league race Marfager Mi
lan of the Washington team expe
rienced difficulty getting a left
fielder who would fit into the pro
per order. So he pulled Howard
Shanks away from third base, his
regular station, 'and told him to go
roving in left garden. When he did
this it was in an effort to stop so
much of the run-getting propensi
ties of certain other clubs in the
American league. He remembered
the Monaca, Pa., boy's oldtime habit
of nipping runners at the plate.
The temporary return ot Shanks
to the outfield recalled to friends
one of the greatest plays in which
he participated a play that went
r. ; ameoicam wiNivea
APLiAiHilt. wno iooks aicer me
little things in golf and per
mits the bigger things to take
care of themselves will fare a whole
lot better than the one who disre
gards the small things.
There are many insignificant and
what may appear to be trifling
things in golf that turn out to be
mountains in the end.
One of these seemingly unlmpox-.
tant little things is the waggle. Few
players even know what it is un
til their attention is called to it
Bv the waggle we mean that pre
liminary motion made with the club
in preparing to hit the ball. Every
golfer has some sort of waggle.
Some waggle long and others get
the ball away with little or no
Georee Duncan and Alex Smith
are examples of short wagglers.
George loses no time hitting the balL
One watching him penorm musi
look closely to see the stroke played,
otherwise the ball will be on its
way before the watcher sees what tt
iB al) about.
Sandy Herd, the famous British
pro, who was over here last sum
mer -with J. H. Taylor, possesses the
longest waggle extant. Sandy taps
the ground behind the ball nine or
ten times before letting the club
go. This appears to be a form of
nervousness in some players, but it
has always been characteristic of
George Duncan says "as we
waggle, we swing." Every player
must waggle just a little different
ly from his fellow men. The waggle
makes one feel comfortable. It is
done while the player is making up
his mind Just how he will hit the
little, pill. '-
Grip Another Little Big Thing.
Another small thing that is of
importance is the way we hold the
club. Grasp fairly tight with the
left, but do not hoMi too tightly
with the right. The right hand has
important things to do later on. If
held loosely at the top of the swing
or at the beginning of the swing
it is in the position of resting up
for its chief work in sending the
club downward.
Many golfers play half through
their golfing days without realizing
that they have been taking a stance
that handicaps them. They perhaps
employ the wide-open stance when
they should use Just the reverse.
Walter Hagen makes it a point to
tell beginners about the importance
of placing the right hand well back
of the shaft Walter J. Travis used
to win championships with a right
jiand that was almost under the
down In history as one of the most
unique ever completed. This was not
so long after Shanks became a
member of the Washingtonians,
June 9, 1912.
Think of a left fielder getting a
putout at second base and then
throwing a runner out at the plate:
completing a double play!
This is precisely what the play
happened to be. The stunt was per
formed In Chicago and at the time
attracted wide attention.
It was In the fifth inning of a
game between the White Sox and
Senators. Roth was caught off third
on Callahan's tap to Johnston. Aln
smith threw poorly to Foster, the
ball going by him and also passing
through McBride's outstretched
Shanks was backing up the play
being so Intensely interested he
couldn't have kept out if he tried.
Getting the ball, he showed a re
markable burst of speed in chasing
Lord, who was on first when the
play was made and tried to reach
third in the event of Roth being
retired. Shanks easily beat Lord in
the sprint, touched him as he neared
second and then, quick as a flash,
tljrew to the plate in time to nail
Chicago fans actually raved when
the play was completed.
or aainsn "opT -yiNl. v
club. In this manner the narrow side
of his forearm pointed to the hole
as it should.
Some golfers have been known to
play with both hands under the
shaft, of course in opposite direc
tions. This is the worst grip I know.
One almost as bad is where the
right hand is put on the shaft above
the left.
Some beginners do this and oc
casionally you see an old golfer us
ing this Inverted grip. They get
away with it apparently, but they
could Improve their game 60 per
cent by playing the right way. '
A very little thing to do and yet
a very Important one Is to keep the
emows close to the body. One who
learns that will save himself much
misery during his golf career. It is
particularly Important that the right
elbow be kept close in, as this arm
running wild can cause no end of
trouble in the down swing.
Walt TBI You Hear It Drop.
Keeping the head down while the
shot is made is a simple little thing
to remember, yet how many of us
forget it I do not except the stars
of the game, who know the mistake.
of lifting the head, but sometimes
forget it. Good golfers lift their
heads and take their eyes off the
ball through carelessness.
One of the easiest shots to make,
one that is least likely to go wrong,
is the 50-yard pitch over a trap or
a bit of a water hazard. The reason
this shot is easy for the pro or the
low handicap golfer is because his
attention Is called to the importance
of keeping the head down and he
does it. When, the star is called
to make a shot of similar distance,
without anything intervening, the
chances of his topping the shot are
far greater because he is apt to be
come careless.
Ther is one sure way of overcom
ing the mental effect of the hazard
on the average player. Play the ball
and remember to see the ground
after the ball has been hit
Francis Oulmet once offered , a
valuable preventive for looking up
on short shots. He suggested that
keeping the head down until the
ball could be heard to drop on the
green. This is a splendid idea and
will work wonders for a player who
can't keep his head down any other
Some players swing at the ball
without pivoting. They hit with their
arms only and as a consequence ob
tain little distance with " their
drive. The body does not pivot so
there is no help from this source.
The left heel does not leave the
ground as it should when the body
(Copyright. IKS. by. Sell i'udicte, InsJ
Restraining Graduates Hard
Problem, Complaint.
Schools Declared In Quandary as
to How to Limit Enthusi
asm Without Offense.
(By Chicago Tribune Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO, Dec SO. Practically
every evil charged against college
athletics may be traced to alumni
interest in. a mistaken activity in
athletics, especially football. Wheth
er it be excesses in sport, excesses
in gambling, proselyting and prac
tically hiring players, obtaining un
desirable characters as coaches,
ticket scalping, interference with
athletic management, attacks on
coaches, when we get to the bottom
of the case we find the overzealous
old graduate.
It is the old graduate who re
fuses to realize that he has had his
day and that tile present, both in
sport and in college, belongs to the
undergraduate, who has brought
football into partial disrepute.
The problems of restraining the
old graduate from "helping" his old
school and his team is a complicated
one, for the reason that usually the
school needs his influence and needs
his money. Worse than that, he
seeSjthe matter In an, entirely dif
ferent light from that of the "ad
vanced thinkers, and cannot realize
that changes have come into college
life and into athletics since his day.
Graduates Defend Acts.
He is insulted at the idea that his
acts reflect upon the honor of his
college and have a debasing and
disorganizing effect upon the play
ers, and constitute a menace to the
morals of the undergraduate body. "
An examination of the evidence
gathered from every faction, fac
ulty, athletic directors, coaches, un
dergraduates and the better posted
of the alumni show, that practically
all othe evils charged against foot
ball in Yale, Harvard and Princeton
originated In alumni Interest in
Coaches, athletic directors and
others admit these facts and say, in
despair: "What are we going to do
about it?"
That the majority of universities
and colleges have tried to prevent
the proselyting, "the aiding" of stu
dents and the lending of money to
athletes, and have partially balked
the moves to make entrance to col
lege easy for athletes and to extend
special favors to them is certain.
But not one that I have found has
been able to prevent it
Opposition Is Resented.
Harvard and Yale graduates have
been checked largely and have re
seated it, which is natural, since
they think they are doing something
big for their school. Princeton re
belled openly against this Interfer
ence with university activities by
the old graduates. The action of
Princeton in suspending a number
of stars who had borrowed money
from the students', help fund was
one of the big moves of the year
rather hard on the victims, -who
had done no wrong, but were vic
tims of circumstances.
Princeton - has a fund to help
needy students through college: a
well-meant fund until it was mis
used. The majority of students,
both athletio and otherwise, who
borrowed from that fund, were hon
est, and the great majority repaid
the loans. But when contributions
to that fund poured in with a con
dition attached that the money be
used for football men only, the uni
versity put down its foot. Of all
who borrowed from the fund I do
not think six intentionally abused
it, although I find that some who
wanted to borrow to meet emergen
cies were urged by old graduates
to take the money and regard it as
a gift.
Cnre Hard to Find. -
The cause of the trouble Is easy
to find out, but the cure is hard.
There are so many instances . of
"help" extended to football players
that are legitimate that it is lile
deciding between graft and "emolu
ments." But the effect is the same;
it is setting up a favored class in
institutions supposedly purely dem
ocratic, and therefore wrong.
The last element in the football
situation is the undergraduate.
The faculties and the athletic
boards, most of the coaches and the
best element in the alumni are con
sidering him.
The general attitude Is that foot
ball (and other athletic sports) are
undergraduate activities; that the
game belongs to the undergradu
ates; that the players must, be bona
fide undergraduate students; that
football is a game for, by and
of the . undergraduates, which Is
Undergraduate la Square.
After studying the eastern situ
ation and mingling with the under
graduates before, during and after
"big" games, I find that the under
graduate on the average is a
"square shooter"; that he is much
less hysterical and inclined to ex
cesses than the "old graduate" who
comes back to celebrate; that as a
rule the requirements of his course
keep him pretty busy up to an hour
or so before the game, and that he
settles back into the routine much
quicker than would be supposed.
A week after the Yale-Princeton
game this fall there was scarcely a
mention of .football among the un
dergraduates, while the alumni and
"sports" still were discussing every
phase of the game.
Swimming Splashes.
Brnest Brandsten. coach of swimming
at Stanford university, visited S'vetren
recently and had several opportunities
to see In action Arne Borg of Stock
holm, the 19-year-old waterman, con
sidered by his countrymen the only con
testant In the world able to rive John
nie WeiesmulLer a good fight .for honors
In middle distance swimming. Brand
sten is quoted as stating that Borg, a
lanky youth, who stands 6 feet and
weighs only 130 pounds, has an atrocious
stroke, but seems a natural aquatic mar
vel, able to cover 220 yards around 2
minutes 20 seconds and the lon&er dis
tances from 440 to 1500 yards at even
greater proporticnate speed.
Fresh evidence of the phenomenal In
crease of interest in swimming among
women is provided In the published re-I-ort
that the Women's Swimming as
8jciatlon of New York; has taken in more
than 200 new members within six weeks.
"William Kahanamoku, one .of the five
brothers of the famous Hawaiian trim
mer, Duke Kahanamoku, has Joined the
Duke in Los Angeles and they will en
gage in aquatic exhibitions there. While
Bill Is not well known as a competitor,
hs is a crack all-around waterman and
sprinter of ability.
Nells Thorpe, coach of swimming at
the University ot Minnesota, whose team
won the highest honors In conference
competition last year, will maka an
other bid for leadership this season.
Among the stars, available for bis varsity,
squad are: Lampher, Gov. Mills, John
son, Farioy, Dinsmore, Blorsted, Bess
esen. Day, Holmes, Waliach, Richter,
Hautt and others. A tormldable aggre
gation. Peter "Wlndell, coach at the Omaha
Athletic club, and member of the Na
tional Amateur Athletio union swim
ming committee, bag written his fellow
members of the committee, advocating
(.rastlc changes In the rules of fancy
diving;. He is opposed, - in particular, to
the post dives and to picking of th op
tionals from different groups, as this is
discouraging; to young divers wno have
not acquired versatility. Those who
drafted the rule claim these very fea
tuxes were Introduced to induce candi
dates to enlarge their repertories and
tain greater all around ability,
The Hawaiian Amateur Athletic union been requested to arrange for the
competitive tour in Australia and New
Zealand of .one of its champion svim
rmira The invitation is extended partic
ularly to Duke Kahanamoku. but even
tualities are provided for by statins: that
if Duke or other stars are unable to
make the. trip the Antlpodeans wiil be
glad to have Warren Kealoha, Pau Kea
lha or William Harris in order named.
Meusel Most Valuable Giant.
Emll Meusel, left fielder of the
Giants, was the most valuable play
er of the world's champions last
season in the matter of driving
runs home. Emil's timely smashes
allowed 1S2 of his teammates to
patter over the plate. Lengthy
George Kelly, the first baseman,
ranked second to Meusel among the
Giants in this particular depart
ment. Kelly batted in 107 tallies.
Stadium Funds Kaised.
VERMILION, S. D., Dec. 30. A to
tal of $20,000 in pledges toward a
goal of $25,000 was obtained from
students of the University of South
Dakota for the erection of an ath
letic stadium. The total cost of the
stadium will be $50,000.
Men's Store
On Sale Tuesday
In an All-Surpassing Sale
It is a remarkable tribute to these values that other stores, not being able to
touch the qualities, don't even try to touch the price. The combination of
QUALITY and PRICE is peculiarly a Meier & Frank achievement and the
result is all to the good of Meier & Frank patrons.
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Draft Regulation Is Termed
Semi-Boycott Scheme.
Commissioner Kef uses to Discuss
Problem Further, Saying
He Is Tired.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30.' In discuss
ing the rule laid down by the joint
major league meeting that all play
ers , released by major to minor
leagues would be subject to draft,
baseball men eaid recently that it
was tantamount to a semi-boycott
of the minors which refused re-establishment
of the old draft law.
The new rule provides that after
January 13 every player the majors
release to the minors may be draft
ed. 4& a result the baseball men
said the Pacific Coast and Interna
tional leagues, the American asso
ciation and the Western and Three
"It Always Pays to Buy
at Meier & Frank's"
and O
Tj4E Quality store
of Portland
I leagues will be compelled- to bow
to the majors r get new material
from leagues of lower classification.
The draft problem has given Com
missioner Landls something to wor
ry about. When questioned about it
he said:
"I am tired. I won't discuss the
draft any further. It has caused me
considerable worry since I came into
baseball, trying to bring these five
outstanding minor leagues into the
fold, recognizing the draft, but with
out success."
The deal through which Eddie
Collins was to become a member of
th New York Americans appeared
to have died, but it was understood
that officials of both clubs would
make another attempt to reach an
agreement. The White Sox are after
Aaron Ward, the present Yankee
second baseman; Bob Meusel and
Waite Hoyt.
"They want too much," said Miller
Huggins, Yankee manager.
The owners were particularly
pleased with rules affecting the
time limit for trading and the max
imum players' roster. June 15 was
set as the time' for bartering of
players to cease. Under the new
roster cutting law, .clubs will have
until midnight of June 14 to cut
their lists to 25 players.
While the owners of the Brooklyn
club failed yesterday to put through
deals by which Zack Wheat and
Jimmy Johnston would go to other
clubs, they acquired from the Cubs
an all-round player of exceptional
ability. Turner Barbate.
Marines Have Unique Stadium.
-WASHINGTON. Built entirely of
waste and donated materials and
without cost to the taxpayers' of
the country a stadium whioh will rl
val any university athletio field (s
approaching completion at the Unl
ted States marine corps base at
Extraordinary Values
Standard makes ONLY of athletic
union suits, finely tailored of high
grade materials, including a splendid
tot of fancy WOVEN MADRAS cloths.
Some Half Price
Men who wear these garments the year
around and men who use them only in
warmer weather will lay in a supply.
' On gale TUESDAY at Meier & Frank's
the Store for Men ninety-five cents a suit.
34 to 46
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Quantlco, Va., and will tie used for
the first time next year.
So quietly has the work on the
big structure progressed that few
persons outside the marine corps
have heard of the unique project
feecetary Denby took occasion to
call attention to it to praise the
spirit of the men at the Quantlco
'base who, under Brigadier General
medley D. Butler, are making It a
reality and to (point out that the
stadium is being built by the ma
rines in honor of the marine dead
of all wars.
SJsler Declares He Had Offer to
Join New Body.
Statements by Attorney Cannon-of
Milwaukee, promoter of the players'
union, to the effect that the Ameri
can league stars had not yet been
approached, but that the organiza
tion would soon turn its attention
to the major and class AA leagues,
apparently is refuted by the testi
mony of George Sisler, the Browns'
first baseman.
Sisler, answering an Inquiry,
stated that several months ago he
ad received a letter from tlie of
ficers of the new body feeling him
out about joining the organization.
S.eler stated that he had not replied
to the letter. "V
Sisler said that, as far a he
knew, no members of the Browns
tad Joined the players union.
Ma lone Is Balky.
Law Malone, lnfielder, is demand
fng a major league salary from
George Stallings to play with his
Rochester club and eays he'll qnit
the game altogether If it isn't forth
coming. Men's Store
On Sale Tuesday
The Store for Men, Main Floor,
Floor. (Mall Orders Filled.)
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