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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND, DECEMBER 31, 1923
L BEBIMI SATURDAY
Winged M Bastetball. Sea
son Includes Most Colleges.
TWO MAX GLADIATORS REMATCHED FOR ANOTHER TWO-HOUR STRUGGLE.
STILL A BIG RING CARD IS THIS LANKY HERCULES.
THORPE TO INVADE
WEST WITH ELEVE;
"-GAME YET RECORD
Brooklyn Sets Pace No Oth
er Team Ever Equaled.
Indian Professional Team
to Tour Country.
HONOLULU IS ON LIST
SOME OTHERS BAD, TOO
LONG TRIP TO BE MADE
Outriggers' Club to Be Played
February 10 While Team
Is on Coast Tour.
120 Errors Made In 7 Contests
in Big Leagues in Day, but
Fines Put End to Frolic.
Copper - Colored Athletes Start
Schedule In Boston and
End In Los Angeles.
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The Multnomah club basketball
team will open its season Saturday
night, January C, in the club gym,
with the University of Oregon quin
tet furnishing the opposition. Clar
ence Twining, chairman of the bas
ketball committee at the club, has
arranged a schedule of ten games
for the season which will keep the
Winged M boys busy for the next
Every college basketball team In
the northwest except the University
of Washington has signed for a game
with Multnomah. Oregon Agricul
tural college and University of Ore
gon will be played twice. The first
game with Oregon is set for Janu
ary 6 here and a return match will
be played at Eugene on January 13.
Multnomah plays the Oregon Ag
gies January 12 at Corvallis, but
the date for the return game here
will be set later. The date for the
Willamette university contest, an
other home game for Multnomah,
also remains to be set.
Honolulu Club on Schedule.
Two games other than those with
college teams are on the club's
schedule. One is with the Outrig
gers' club of Honolulu, champions
of the Hawaiian islands; the other
with the Walla Walla T. M. C. A.
The Outriggers, who are making a
tour of the Pacific coast, will be
here for a game on February 10,
while Walla Walla will be the op
position at the club February 17.
Multnomah is trying something
new In basketball coaching this sea
son. Instead of having one coach
to run the team a committee of five
ex-basketball stars will act as an
advisory body. The team has been
practicing four and five nights a
week and will have its teamwork
well . in hand for the Oregon game.
Besides the regular practice ses
sions the players have had plenty
of chance to get into condition by
flaying in the Sunday morning
house league games.
Several new faces appear on the
club lineup this season. Only four
of last season's players are back.
Mclvor, all-Pacific coast selection
for guard when he was playing with
Washington State college, is one
of the regulars at guard. David
son, from Kansas City, where he
played for two years on the Lowe
& Campbell team, which last year
won the national basketball tourna
ment, is out for the other guard
berth, along with Hugh Clerin and
Ex-Agrgie Is Forward.
Dick Stinson, ex-Oregon Agrlcul
turel college player, Gus Clerin and
Bob Pelouse are the forwards. "Skin"
Reynolds, who played with Franklin
high in his school days, later going
to Whitman college, and was with
the Los Angeles Athletic club team
last year, will hold down center.
Complete schedule of Multnomah
elub games follows:
January 6, Oregon at Portland.
January 112. Oregon Aggies at Corvallis.
January 13, Oregon at Eugene.
January 10, Idaho at Portland.
January 20, Whitman at Portland.
February 3, Washington State college
February 10, Outriggers' elub at Port
February 17, Walla Walla at Portland.
FULTON WANTS CHANCE
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I always did have Jess' goat. But
I bar none of 'em white, black or
green. I am feeling fine now, am
very far from through and will
make It some fight."
Fulton really thinks that in Jack
Curley he at last will have a man
ager who can make him do his best.
He didn't say so, but we gathered
that he believes Curley knows how
to handle him to keep him in the
pink mentally as well as physically.
Fred Fulton's trouble always has
been more psychological than of
physical performance. Big as he
Is and bulky and strong, with his
tremendous fists and punching
power and great sise, psychologi
cally he is more the bending willow
than the oak.
His great fights always have been
fought when he was exuberantly
confident In himself. His poor ones
against fighters of reputation. Never
was the power of mind over matter
better illustrated than in the case of
this huge, simple, likeable fellow.
Whenever- he thinks he can win
lie is indomitable, invincible, im
pregnable, a . champion indeed.
Whenever he has doubts of himself
he disappoints. In many respects
he is like a varsity football team.
He needs a coach like Bezdek o
Dobie or Andy Smith, a master psy
ohologist, to hop him up mentally to
Let him get such a man Jack
Curley may be or he may not and
Fred Fulton might yet punch him
self to a permanent place among
tne iisuc great ones.
These Scott high school players
from Toledo are a fine crew of
young fellows. They are a beauti
fully coached team, too. They held
e. practice on Multnomah field yes-
xeraay aiternoon ana it was a
revelation to see the speed and pre
cision witn wnicn tney worked.
Dr. W. A. Neill, the Scott head
coach, is a leading surgeon of To
ledo who gives up his big practice
for two months each fall to coach
the team just because he loves foot
ball so much he can't withstand the
call of the gridiron. Dr. Neill is no
stranger to Portland. He used to
play tackle for Whitman college
and he wag some tackle. From
Whitman he went east to Pennsyl
vania and played tackle on the Penn
team until one day when Bill Mar
tin, trainer at Penn State and also a
former Whitman athlete, protested
him for having already played four
years or. . varsity team. That ended
his eastern footfall playing career.
Besides a head coach, the Scott
high team has two assistant
coaches, being better equipped that
way than many college elevens. The
assistant coaches are Gary Clash
and Bob Crowell, recent graduates
from Syracuse, where tney both
played on the varsity. Clash was a
guard and Crowell quarterback,
Tou can get some idea as to
what kind of football they teach at
Scott high and how superlatively
good their teams are from the fact
that this last season no fewer than
14 of the stars on eastern college
ttievcns were Scott graduates.
ffwq. of them were, on jta Tale
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Ted Thye, left, and AI Karasick, the
match last week, so he asked for
scramble at the Helllg theater
thinks he can squeeze Thye into
team. Another was Vlck of Michi
gan, selected by Walter Camp and
about everybody else as all-Amerl-can
center. Another was Culver, the
Syracuse captain and center. Scott
high develops real players.
The team looks and plays more
like a yarsity than a high school
eleven. The boys go through their
plays at top speed no delay, nu
hesitation. Make no mistake about
it, this game at Corvallis tomorrow
will be worth going a long distance
to see. This section doesn't get to
see any of the big eastern college
elevens in post-season games, but in
Scott high it will view eastern foot
ball at its best.
Dick Rutherford, football head
coach and director of" athletics at
Oregon Agricultural college, will
use motion pictures in coaching all
lines of athletics this coming year.
He has ordered a motion picture
camera which he will operate him
self. Films will be shot showing.
for example, football plays. These
films will be put on the projector
and run off at Blow speed. An ac
companying lecture will point out
the mistakes made by each man
and commendable actions as welL
Same in baseball and track.
Harvard for several years has ac
complished fine results through
just such a use of moving pictures.
All the big games played in the
Harvard stadium are filmed from
a place on the edge of the stadium,
high above the field. . This gives a
birdseye view of the plays, show
ing every player in every play.
What some one or two men might
do on some particular play conceiv
ably would escape the eagle eye of
the coach, but they can t dodge the
camera. Their every action snows
on the film.
Gus Welch is too sportsmanlike a
fellow to give any alibis for his
showing at Washington State. Gus
resigned and let it go at that. Not
everybody realizes what a handicap
this fine coach and man was under
at Washington State in the matter
of schedule. Gus never stressed that
part of it, but it shows how well
they thought of him even In Cali
fornia when the situation Is ex
plained as Jack James of the San
Francisco Examiner has done it in
comment quoted herewith:
Indian Gus Welch has resigned
as football coacn oi wasnington
State college. Don't blame him.
Washington State, with by no means
a weak team, finished so low in the
recent coast conference race that
its percentage was almost neg
ligible. The Cougars belt Idaho, if
memory serves. Otherwise they
were beaten by everybody.
Because the -Washington State
football team did nothing but travel
all football season. A game here
(at Berkeley), a game in Los An
geles, a game in Seattle, a game at
Corvallis never a game at home.
All told, Welch's team had a mile
ace record of some 8000-odd when
the season was over. Who couia
hope to coach a winner under such
conditions? No sooner would the
team be back from one trip than it
was necessary to prepare for an
The next job Gus Welch takes he
should have something in his con
tract about efficient .scheduling.
Only the famous Carlisle Indians
of which Welch was a member
could stand all that traln-hopplng.
How does Tacoma feel about the
justice of the baseball ruling by
which the national board barred
Bill Klepper "for life?" Well, here's
a pretty good Indication the state
ment herewith quoted is by Guy
Kelly, attorney for the former Ta
coma baseball club, and is taken
from a recent issue of the Tacoma
"Bill Klepper more than carried
out his agreement with the Ta
coma club. He met everything more
than half way. I am satisfied he
tried his best to do the right thing.
Tacoma fell down when Tacomans
refused to produce their amount of
stock purchased, which they had
signed to take. Ball players,
stranded and broke, were paid by
Klepper as he agreed.
"I believe the national arbitra.
tlon board has shown itself arbi
trary and unfair o Klepper.'!
Russian Lion (right). Karaslck did not get massed up enough in their
another chance to lose an arm or leg. They will nut on their return
next Wednesday night. Karaslck is
FDES WILL MEET HEM
THYE AND KARA RICK REPEAT
AT HEIXIG WEDNESDAY.
Each Promises to Make Complete
AVrecE of Otber and to Put an
End to Supremacy Dispute.
Ted Thye and Al Karaslck will
resume their mat quarrel where
they left off at the Hellig theater
laBt week in the same theater next
Wednesday jilght. Karasick says he
wasn t right when Thye beat him
two out of three falls in the last
match, so asked for another chance.
Thye obligingly agreed, so arrange
ments have been completed for the
second half of the cauliflower ear
While the first combat was lively
enough for the most exacting mat
fan, both wrestlers declare it "was
only child's play compared to what
will happen Wednesday. Thye eays
that when h gets through with his
wristlocks Karasick will be minus
one or maybe two arms, and the
Russian says Thye will be lucky
to come out of. the match with
his head on his shoulders, for he
will try to headlock him to a slow
At wristlocks and headlock both
grapplers know their stuff. .Thye Is
without question the greatest wrist
lock expert in th mat game, and
while there may be wrestlers' who
can use the headlock to better ad
vantage than Karasick they have
never showed here. Karasick
learned his stuff from the greatest
of all headlock wrestlers Strangler
Lewis. When he was breaking into
the game the Russian had a chance
to train with Lewis for almost a
year, and made the most of it.
Basanta Singh, welterweight
Dick Stinson, M-irmton Aggie bas
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practicing his headlock dally and
champion of the world, will be In
action again on the same card. The
Hindu made a hit with his flashy
style when he disposed of Kid Ire
land In the short space of nine min
utes at the last wrestling how
Promoter Hamlin eays he will give
Singh a chance to show some real
stuff Wednesday night. Singh will
wrestle Henry Burke to the best
two out of three falls or decision
at the end of one hour.
There also is a possibility that
Fred Fulton, heavyweight boxer,
will show in a mixed bout with a
wrestler. Fulton, who arrived in
Portland yesterday in quest of a
bout, says scoffingly that a wrestler
does not stand a chance with a good
boxer. Fulton says he Is ready to
take on Strangler Lewis himself at
any time or place, under any condi
tions, and as for any of the others,
he thinks It would be safe indeed.
CRACK RUNNER FACES BAN
Refund of $100 Necessary for
Future Amateur Standing.
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Jole W.
Ray of Chicago, crack distance run
ner and holder of the national mile
championship, who is under tem
porary suspension until January 1,
for receiving alleged exorbitant ex
pense money, .faces permanent de
barment as an amateur athlete after
that date unless he refunds 5100,
the amount involved, to the Ama
teur Athletic union before midnight
Frederick W. Rubien, secretary of
the union, said tonight that so far
Ray had not returned the money,
although he said he understood the
Chicago star intended to do so and
planned an extended indoor running
campaign early m the new year.
joe Loomis of Chicago, who. with
his brother Frank, was suspended
at the same time as Ray for similar
reasons, has assured his restoration
ta good standing, Mr. Rubien said,
by refunding $5. No word has been
received from Frank Loomis who
was asked to refund $20, but it is
pointed out that he already has for
feited amateur standing by being
engaged as a professional coach.
The Loomis brothers gained fame
as all-round stars in track and field
TUG-OF-WAR TO BE HELD
Policemen and Firemen to Put
on Act at Hippodrome.
Strong men of the police and fire
departments will hold a tug-of-war
New Tear's eve as the opening fea
ture of the Hippodrome s midnight
carnival of fun. Captain H. A. Cir
cle, who has picked the team for
the police, is backing the follow
ing men to win: Anchor, Sergeant
B. F. Wade, supported by F. C.
Rehberg, H. J. Kingern; Lee Martin,
H. J. Epperson, E. B. WilJ.ard and
H. M. Nutter. ; '
Chief Young of the fire depart
ment has delegated to Jack Mattes
the selection of the defenders of
lire house laurels. Beside Mattes,
who captains the team, there will
be the following lineup: Dolphy,
anchor; A. J. Dooney. Rasmnssen.
Kumpf, Lieutenant Watts and An
PACIFIC V SCHEDULE IS . BIG
Most Football Games In History
of School Are Billed.
FOREST GROBE, Or., Dec 29.
Jr-acuic university, the latest addi
tion to the northwest conference,
next year will have the heaviest
football schedule in its history. De
spite the hard games, Coach Frank
is confident his team will be able to
make a good showing, for only three
men of the 1922 team graduate In
The Pacific schedule follows:
September 29 Oregon Aggies at Cor
vallis. October 6 Washington Stats at Pull
October 13. Oregon at Eugene.
October 20 Mount Angel college here.
October 2T. Whitman college here.
November 3 College of Puget Sound
November 23 Willamette at Salem or
If you should wander tO' a ball
yard nowadays, dear fan. and see a
big league team spill 28 errors in
one matinee, you would do one of
two things demand your money
back, or feel that the performance
was so rotten that it was good, and
let it go at that. Such a record for
bungles was made by the Brooklyn
American association team on June
17, 1885, and that record stands to
this day, and, very likely, always
will. Four days before, on June 13.
the Louisville team made 20 errors
in a single game. This is to be the
story of those history-making
Louisville was in fourth place on
that bright June afternoon, and had
been the subject of much unkindly
"raizing"' from the Coloneltown
sport scribes because it was not in
first place as said scribes had told
the world It would be. A baseball
writer who gets off his real job and
goes Into the forecasting business is
making a mistake.
. The Athletics were playing the
Colonels, and the Philadelphians
copped by the safe margin of 1? to
2, their twirler on this occasion be
ing hone other than the celebrated
The Colonel battery, Baker and
Murray, weighed In with four mis
plays each, while Second Baseman
McLaughlin contributed a like num
ber to the glorious total. Short
stop Miller chipped in two errors,
and Reccius, at third, being more
liberal,' made three. Jack Kerlns,
playing first, erred twice, and Pete
Browning rounded out the total by
spilling a fly. Meantime, while all
this was going on, the Athletics
made but two errors, and slammed
Mr. Baker's delivery for 13 bingles.
Scribes Went the' Limit.
As a matter of course. Louisville
baseball writers took this game as
their subject for the next day s dis
sertation, and the only reason they
didn't print more than they did
about the players was because the
postoffice department had long be
fore ruled that that sort of lan
guage was not mailable.
The scribes attributed the sorry
exhibition to claim that the players
were drunk. This charge raised a
storm of protest from the friends of
the players, who pointed out to
their accusers that the only two
Louisville performers who did not
make errors were the only members
of the team at that particular time
who were not passengers on the
On that same day June 13, 1885
four games were played in the
American aseoc'ation with a total
of SI errors, distributed thusly:
Athletics ........ SIBrooklyn 6
Louisville 2nlClncinnatl 8
Metropolitans ... 6 Baltimore 4
St. Louis 2!Plttsburg 9
On the same afternoon, six Na
tional league teams (only three
games were played In that circuit
that day) found time to crowd in 9
errors, as follows:
Chicago .12!Providenee .v....14
Detroit 19INew YorK B
Philadelphia 11, Boston 8
One hundred and twenty errors in
seven big league games in one day!
Ponder that, brother! Is that scan
dalous? To use the words of the
Immortal Jeff, "Answer me that."
It la true that the huge fielders'
glove was not the vogue at the time
these flocks of misplays were made,
and many of the players wore no
gloves at all, and some sported
lady-like affairs with the finger
tips removed from, them, but this
hardly furnishes an alibi, as play
ing under like conditions on otber
days, no such showing resulted.
Here Is Record.
But to come now to that record
exhibition of purely punk perform
ing that Brooklyn-St. Louis game
of June 17. Pitching for the Trolley
Dodgers that day was a gentleman
by the-uncopyrighted name of J.
Smith, and it was his first game in
the major show. Rumor was rife
that the Brooklyn players didn't
take a shine to the newcomer among
them, whose fresh and airy ways
annoyed them sorely, and they de
cided, with malice prepense, to dis
courage him by making him lose on
his first time out in high baseball
It is true that this was merely
rumor, but If the Brooklyn players
really., did conspire to humiliate
their new comrade from the bushes,
the conspiracy wag wholly unneces
sary, as young Mr. Smith alone, and
unaided, himself contributed ten
fielding errors to that dizzy galaxy
of 28. But to make certain that he
didn't win, Hayes, his catcher, and
Shortstop "Germany" Smith spit 14
errors between them on a 6-0-60
basis, the other four being donated
by other Brooklynites. With Dave
Foutz and Al Bushong In the points,
St. Louis won the game 18 to S.
This game brought about the most
drastic disciplining of players in the
history of the sport. For some time,
President Byrne of Brooklyn had
suspected that some of his players
were "throwing" games, and this
woeful exhibition chased doubt and
introduced certainty. As soon as
the last man was out, Byrne assem
bled his men In the clubhouse.
"Gentlemen," he said, "the limit
has, been reached. You have dis
graced baseball by your perform
ance today. I now fine each of you
(500. It Is up to you to pay it or
not, but those who fail to pay will
never again be permitted to play."
They AU Paid But Smith. ,
The fines were paid, except by
Pitcher Smith, hero of the ten er
rors. That young fellow's connec
tion with the club terminated then
and there. Fro mthat day on Brook
lyn played a better game, because
the Dodgers realized that their boss
would tolerate no more foolishness.
It stands today as the record in the
way of drastic punishment imposed
While these two games were the
high lights of June, 1885, that month
occupies a unique place In baseball
history in other respect's. On June
25, Brooklyn, playing the Athletics
25, Brooklyn, playing the Athletics,
made 29 hits, while the Athletics
biffed for 15. Pinckney, Dodger
third, sacker," made six hits in six
times up. Germany Smith. Harklns,
King, Haynes, Hotaling and Swart
wood each hit for two; McClellan
for three, while Phillips and Cassi
dy weighed in with four apiece. In
five times up, Strief, Athletic sec
ond baseman, made four three-baggers
and a singla, the record until
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Fred Fulton, 6 feet 8 Inches and 215 pounds, who reached Portland yester
day looking for trouble. Despite all his tribulations, the bis; fellow
packs them In whereever he goes. He would look good against some
white heavyweight n an armory programme.
then, for extra bases In a single
game. The huge Larkln, in center
for the Athletics, made two home
runs, and Henry Stovey tallied one
After the smoke of bartle cleared
away, the scorers took an Inventory
and discovered that there had been
three homers, eight triples and three
doubles, besides enough singles to
have elected Bryan to the presi
dency if they had been votes cast
for him. '
Scheduled Bout Called Off. '
OKLAHOMA PITT. Okla.. Dec. 30.
A 12-round decision bout, sched
uled here for the night of January
8 between Gene . Tunney, former
American light-heavyweignt cham
pion, and Jimmy Delaney of St. Paul,
was called off tonight on receipt of
advices that Tunney was ill and
would be unable to fulfill his en
gagement. Stumps of the earliest known
trees, which rose to a height of AO
feet and are believed to have been
seed ferns, have recently been un
earthed by the New Tork board of
Chevrolet Motor Co.
The opening of a wholesale office
at East Salmon street, between
Second and Third streets, Port
land, Oregon, on January 1 .
This office is in charge of Mr. W. J.
Richmond and has general super
vision of the wholesale business of
this company in Washington, Ore
gon, western Idaho and western
This wholesale office has been
established to meet the require
ments imposed by the greatly
increased popularity of Chevrolet
cars in this territory.
Chevrolet Motor Co.
' Division General Motors Corporation
Jim Thorpe, world's greatest ath
lete, has a football aggregation that
Is the first of its kind in the United
States in professional circles. Every
member of the eleven is an Indian.
All are graduates from the three
schools, Carlisle. Haskell and Sher
Joe Guyon, Georgia Tech star a
few years ago,, along with Peter
Calac of "West Virginia Wesleyan,
are with the Indian team. These
two college stars are the main cogs
of Thorpe's machine and are back-
field running mates to the great
Indian. Long Time Sleep, a five
letter athlete of Haskell university,
Nebraska; Busch of 'Carlisle, At
tache of Sherman, Little Twig of
Yale and Boutwell of Carlisle are
other men who are making the
country-wide tour with Thorpe.
Trip to Be Long.
The team represents the Oorang
Airedale kennels of Larue, O., one
of the largest of its kind in the
country. The team is making a five
month tour of the United States
and will be led by Thorpe Into many
states. Eighteen copper-colored
athletes will see more country as
a team than any other football team,
college or professional, ever assem
bled. Following the close of the Amer
ican Professional Football league,
of which the Indians are members,
the team will Journey from 'Boston
to Ne-w Tork, thence south, stop
ping at Washington, D. C. After
playing Atlanta, Ga., they cross the
gangplank for Havana, Cuba, where
on New Year's afternoon they play
a team of Cubans. Returning to the
United States, they shape their
cours'e westward, through to Louis
iana and into Texas, where five
games are to be played.
Dnlly Practice Held.
Their itinerary comes to a close
on Washington's birthday in Los
Angeles, where they play the Pa
cific coast fleet team on that day.
The Jaunt is the longest enjoyed
by any team in the country and will
prooauiy cover ciuae iu xu,wu uiun.
The Indians travel in their own
coaches, consisting of sleeping quar
ters as well as a diner. A training
table is strictly observed and the
team practices daily, the Itinerary
calling for stops for this purpose.
Two trainers are continually with
the team and the players are kept
in the best possible- physical condi
tion, due to the fact that two to
three games are played each week.
Stkl Sues for Title.
PARIS, Dec. 30. Battling SIki
filed suit in the civil courts today
against Paul Rosseau, president of
the French boxing federation, for
annulment of his nine months' dis
qualification and for restoration of
his title as European heavyweight
champion, which he -won from