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THE OREGON STATESMAN, SALEM, OREGON )
He Grew Up a Bootblack and'
ah Odd Job Man and braq
w uated a Stevedore 1
KEW YORK, Sept. 6. (P)
Lais Angel Flrpo,' who meets
Hafry Wills at Boyle's -Thirty
Acres September 11, remains :the
calsma of the jprize ring although
fce;ls a 'veteran, of St battles', dur
t5 the lire' years of his career.: '
. WTen the-! giant Argentine ren
ters the ring to' fight Wills fori the
tight to challenge Jack Dempsey
icrrv.'the heavyweight champlori-
hfp of the wiorld. his course oi
:. action -will . be hidden behind art
inscrutable mask. His chances f of
4Tlctorywill rest upon the use he
makes of a tremendous right bland
and powerful , biy. .'v j
"'.Violating orttiodox methods, of
.training, IgnorinU ring technique
and scorning scientific boxing,
J : CLUB PERCENTAGES 1
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Firpo; onoa i a stevedore on t he
docks at Buenos Aires, emplo ed
the elemental1 equipment c 1 a
fighting htart. a. rugged body lnd
a powerful right hand, to ba itle
his way through waves of critic Ism
and knock! the marvel of mot'iern
heavywelgnt champions - Dt np-
sey -ou$ bf a ring a year agjo-
A rugged body motivated, ny a
single-trac i mind, a stubobrn j will
and fearless' courage,. earne for
Firpo the name of "Wild BiiH of
the Pa.np is" during , his rbe to
fame whicti constitutes one 4rf the
picturesqu s romances of the prize
ring. H ;.; ,
' Born jo :tober 29, 1895, t In Ar
gentina,: qf an Italian fatht r and
a Spanish! mother, Luis gr v np
as a bootblack, an odd j obi man
and graduated to the manly occu
pation of stevedore, j laboe wag
Irksome observers claim 1 that
Luis still shirks heavy work .dur
ing his training periods and in
1917, twol months after he wit
uessed hij first prize fight, F Vpo
entered the ring and was knocked
cut in the first round by An.Vel
Rodriguezl bow retired. '
The setback only angered th e
future Wild Bull who bowled ove r
a score f amateurs before h' i
first prof( 3sional fight in Septem -ber,
1919, with an American,! Will -iam
Daly. Firpo won by a knoclq-
out in sefen rounds and had adf
ded 11 other knockout victims tit
his record when, he first came U
this country in 1922.
rirpo was met by no bands oe
public acclaim when he first ar4
rived here. Landing unostenta-
tiously, pie trained in cellars j
fought '; off hunger but never
thought of abandoning the career
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Dempsey would easily conquer the
crude workman from Argentina.
But the champion was knocked
down twice and hurled out of the
ring before he beat the Wild (Bull
to the can?as for the seventh
time, to win by a knockout in
two rounds in the most spectacu
lar prize fight in history. j
Firpo I grew in business sagaci
ty as be advanced in power . He
manages his own affairs, combs
the country in barnstorming finr
ries and his financial bouts with
Tex Rickard and other j promoters
have attracted almost as much! at
tention as his fights in the ring.
In the midst of negotiations! for
a return match with Dempsey, the
Wild Bull" suddenly announced
that ; he was through with prize
fighting, but when Rickard offer
er more attractive Inducements.
ne changed his decision. In his
own country he has been regarded
as a national hero because of the
attention he attracted to the South
American continent. He Is i now
Implicated with immigration au
thorities; here in a legal : battle
which has a woman in the back
ground. . .;
Firpo won 24 of his 32 battles
by knockouts, and never by deci
sions. His knockout by Dempsey
was the only reverse of his pro
fessional career. The coming' bout
with' Wills is considered by t the
Impatient f'Wild Bull" as a mere
preliminary to another champion
ship affair with Dempsey."
LOSES IN FINALS
Miss Mary K, Browne of
CaliforniaUs Beaten by!
i Philadelphia Star i
had chosen. When an
came he knocked out
Sailor Maxted. Italian Jack Her
man and! Joe McCann before re
turning! fo Argentina, . where he
won hig first big purse In beating
Jim Tracy, an Australian.
Since that , time Firpo has been
in the public eye. He came to this
country early in 1923 and knock
ed out Bill Brennan, Jack McAu
llffe and! halted a come-back by
Jess Wiljard. j Before each fight
his equipment- was ridiculed, and
University of Oregon
Is to Debate Oxford
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EUGENE, Or., Sept. 6. Oxford
university and University of Ore
gon will engage in a Joint debate
Jn Eugene December 3, it was an
nounced here today. ! This will be
the first time in the history of the
Oregon Institution that an English
debating team has scheduled a
meethere. While on the Pacific
cciast the Oxford team will also
mieet the University of ' Washing
totn In debate, it was announced.
" "Resolved. That the referendum
is- desirable part of represen
tative government." is the ques
tiOE osen tor the debate. -
NAYATTj R;s I., Sept. 6. (By
The j Associated Press.) Mrs.
Dorothy Campbell Hurd of Phila
delphia today became queen of the
American links for the third time.
defeating Miss Mary K. Browne
of Santa Monica, Cal., former ten
nis champion, whose progress in
her first national golf tournament
has been amazing. hj
The score in; the 36 hole final
round was 7 and 6, yet this de
cisive defeat : : leaves some glory
for the woman; from the Pacific
coast, She 'progressed farther in
her (first effort to win the golf
title (than many competitors have
in years of j effort. Experience of
a veteran of the links, who earlier
in life held three national cham,-r-ions
In one year American, Ca
nadian and British told against
the novice jwho learned gclf only
a tew years ago after -winning
many tennis titles. j
Outdriving the heavy hitting.
Mrs. I Hurd
frequently and usually
well as Miss Brown
; play well enough
through th green. Soggy nature
of the turf j hampered her play.
Early in the tournament she ex
hibited a tendency to slice bras
sies and top Irons from the fair
way and confessed her inability to
correct her errors.
Frisco 4-8; Sacramento 3?5 s
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 6 San
Francisco today won the protested
game with Sacramento of May 27
last, 4 to 3, and followed this with
a second victory over 1 the ; Sena4
tors 8 to 5. jThe protested game
went 11 Innings and was saved
for the Seals by Ellison, who tied
the count In the eighth inning by
hitting a home run over the right
field fence scoring Wanner. ;i Two
bases on balls and a! single by
Mulligan won for t the Seals.
Prough 'was hit hard in the sec
ond game, j :l I
First game i R. H- E.
Sacramento .'t ..... ... 3 7 1
San Francisco . . . . , 4 13 2
Hall and Schang; Williams and
Yelle. . :"'!.'-.
Philadelphia 8-14, Kew York 7-16
PHILADELPHIA. Sept. 6.
(National) Philadelphia split
even with the Giants today, win
ning the first game 8 to 7 in ten
innings and losing the second
game 16. ta 14. In the second
game a triple play engineered by
Frisch In the ninth inning put a
rudden halt to a threatening
Philadelphia rally. Scores:
San Francisco .
n.tf rt I I
10; Oakland 2
SEATTLE, Sept. 6. Seattle hi
Foster and Murchio hard and won
easily today 110 to, 2. Ray; Rohi
wcr, Seattle outfielder, led the atf
tack with three doubles and one
triple In five trips to j the place;
Spencer Adams' home; run! with
one on in the fourth prevented a
shutout for Sergeant Jim Bagby,
although he allowed 10 hits. I
Oakland, . .
Bagby and Tbbin.
R. H. E.
2 10 0
. ..10 15 $
Illinois Wins Final
Honors at AAU Meet
WEST ORANGE. N. J., Sept. 5.
The Illinois! AC won the team
honors ati the national AAAU
championship Af today with 143
points. The; New York AC was sec
ond with 33 and Newark AC third
with 31. " 41 i
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 6. Phil
Mulcahy, young Salt Lake twirler,
held Los Angeles to six scattered
hits here today and won his game
4 to 0. The Bees winning runs
were scored in the second inning,
when they, rapped Dumovich for
four tallies, j Ramsay, who re
placed Dumovich, pitched . score
less ball. The series count stands
three to two In favor bf Lbs An
geles.. ' i ' .
Score ; i R. H. K.
Salt Lake .1 . . .. .v. 4:1 5 0
Los Angeles i. . . . . . . ; . 0 6 0
Mulcahy and Cook; Dumovich,
New York . . . . . . , .
Maun and .. Snyder;
Oeschger abd Henlihe.
(SecondGame) R. H. E.
New York 16 22 3
Philadelphia ..14 20 1
Dean, Watson, Ryan, Baldwin,
Nehf and Gowdy, Snyder; Ring,
Carlson, Glazner, Oeschger,
Couch, Lewis and Wilson. Hen-
R. H. E.
7 10 0
8 18 0
Brooklyn t-4, Boston 0-3.
. BOSTON, Sept. 6. (National)
Brooklyn's -winning streak
which reached ! 1 5 straight with
the defeat bf Boston, 1 to 0 in the
first game this afternoon was
broken In the second game of the
week for Brooklyn. " The first
game was a remarkable pitching
duel between Cooney and Doak.
Brooklyn's successive victories
comprised two games from St.
Louis, three from New York, six
from Philadelphia and four from
Boston. Between games the Win
throp lodge of Elks i with the help
of President Christy Mathewson
of the Braves unveiled a bronze
memorial tablet to the memory of
Norman Doxie (Tony) Boeckel.
Boston third baseman, who died
laet winter as the result of an
automobile accident. Scores:
- j Washington 8, Ilottton 2.
WASHINGTON, Septf! 6.
(American) Washington had
little- difficulty today defeating
Boston 8 to 2, Although Mo
Bridge was touched for jll hits,
he kept I them widely scattered.
Third Baseman Bluege wis hit by
a pitched ball in the seventh and
was taken out by Manager Har
Schang injured , a
foul tip and had to retire.
Score: jl I It. II. E.
Philadelphia .. 4 ....... ..7 11, 3
New York ........... 10 15 2
Heimach, Meeker, Hasty and
Perkins; , Fennock, Bcal and
Boston . . i .
Doak and Taylor:
Brooklyn . . . . , . . . .
R. H. E.
. . . 1 4 1
. . . 0 2 1
R. H. E.
.. 4 7 1
. . . 5 13 1
Yeargin, Genewlch and O'Neil
i Portland 3; Vernon 4
PORTLAND, Sept. 6. Portland
beat Vernon in 10 innings today,
5 to ,4, making it four out of five
for the series. In the tenth, with
Poole on base, two out and two
strikes on ChaTley High, pitcher
Ludolph of Vernon made the mis
take of serving up a slow change
of pace ball. High's resultant
slam hit the right field fence for
a double and scored Poole with
the winning run. I
Vernon L . 4 14 1
Portland 5 11 1
Ludolph and D. Murphy; Eckert
and Daly. ,; s , !
California! Star J: Reinforces
His Claim to. Title of :
WEST ORANGE, N. J., Sept. 6.
Charles Paddock of Los Angeles
today reinforced his claim; to the
title of "fastest human'' by equal
ing the - world's records for the
100 yard and 220 yard dashes in
winning the two events at the na
tional senior AAU championships
under direction of the Newark
ac:; .. . . :-: r : . ?. n : - ;f
The coast flier nosed 1 Loren
Murchison and Al Lecoiney. at the
tape in the Century In , $ 3-5,
equaling the record held jointly
by himself and others. A stiff
wind backed the efforts of the
printers. In the 220 yard dash.
however, there was no wind and
Paddock left Murchison four
yards , behind with an amazing
burst in the last' 30' yards. His
time. 20 4-5 seconds equalled the
mark hed exclusively by himself
Illinois AC won the team honors
with 43 points when Tom Lleb and
Gus. Pope took first and - second
places in the discus, the final
event. New. York. AC was second
with 33. Newark AC third with
31 and Boston AA fourth with 20
Only five of the 15 national
champions who competed today.
were successful in defending their
honors. They were Tom Lleb in
the discus throw, Fred Tootell in
the hammer. Art Hubbard j In the
broad Jump, E. F. Myers In the
pole vault and Mat McGrath in
the-56 pound weight. In other
field events Ralph Hills took Or
vllle Wanter's shot put title, H.
Martin " won the hop,' step and
Jump which , was not defended by
Hubbard. John Leyden captured
the javelin throw, not defended
by H. Hoffman and Fred Juday
furnished teal upset by winning
the high jump over Leroy Brown,
the champion, and i Dick ; Lanon,
former title holder.
tit. Louis 6-0, Chicago 2-2.
CHICAGO, Sept. C. (Ameri
can) Urban Shocker, veteran
spitball pitcher of the St. Louis
Browns, accomplished the unusual
ris.;Theyoung pilot of the Wash-1 feat of winning two games in one
ington club was piesented with a day when he beat the White Sox
twice today by pitching both
games of a double header. The
Browns won each game 6 to 2.
Faber was the victim In the first
though he retired Jn the seventh
and Connally finished. Thurston
lasted but an Inning in the last
contest. Scores; h ' -
(First Game) R. If. E.
St. Louis ', 6 12 2
Chicago .T. . 2 9 3
Shocker and Rego, Severeid;
Faber, Connally and Crousc.
(Second Game) R. II. E.
St. Louis .... 1; .. 613 0
Chicago j. . . . . . 2 t 0
Shocker and Rego; Thurston,
Blankenship, Mangum and Crouse.
solid gold diamond studded base
ball by Washington admirers when
be went to bat In. the first in
ning. He proceeded then (o smash
a screaming triple to center, scor
ing McNeely. j f
Score J !
Boston I ,
Ehmke, Piercy and
Mogridge and Ruel.
R. H. E.
,2 11 3
,8 10 0
Ietroit.3. Cleveland; 4.
DETROIT, Sept. . 1-( Ameri
can) An eighth inning Cleveland
rally off four runs was one short
of enough to win and Detroit took
the third straight gameftoday 5
to. 4j Dutch Leonard, pitching be
fore a home crowd for 'the first
time since 1922, was in" shutout
form until his collapse!) in the
eighth, pauss relieved him.
Score R. H. E.
Cleveland .14 8 2
Detroit . . . .15 11 1
Shaute. Metevier and ii Sewell;
Leonardj, Dauss and Wopdall. i
New York lO, Philadelphia 7.
NEW; YORK. Sept. 6.i-(Amer-lean)
New York defeated Phila
delphia today 10 to 7, getting fif
ten hits for 31 bases off jHeimacJi.
Meeker ('and Hasty. Dugan hitV
tiiple, double and two singles,
Meusel a home run, a triple1 and
Ruth a: home run, double and
single. t was Ruth's 4 ?rd home
run of ;the season, while Hauser
hit I his 24th for Philadelphia.
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Plttsbunrli 5-12, St. Ix)oL 2-3.
PITTSBURGH. Sept- 6. (Na
tional) The pirates took both
ends of a double header from St.
Louis today. 5 to 2 and 12 to 5,
in the closing games of the ser
ies. The first game was a duel be
tween Yde and Stuart but the
second game saw. six pitchers in
action. Meadows was retired In the
middle of the third inning and
Pfeiffer, who succeeded him held
the Cardinals runless for the bal
ance of the game. Haines, who
opened the game for St. Louis
was taken out In the first inning
put his withdrawal did not stop
the Pirates' batting streak. Cuyler
nit a home run. In the first game
and Maranvilie hit a circuit drive
In the second. Scores:
Stl Louis ............
Stuart and Gonzales;
St. Louis ,
Pittsburgh . . . , 12 13
Haines. Bell, Rhem and dem
ons; Meadows, Preiffer and
Cincinnati 7, ClUcago .
CINCINNATI, Sept. 6. (Na
iionau Cincinnati broke into
the first division for the first
time since June 22 by taking, a
ragged game from Chicago today
7 to 6. .
Score: V R. H. E
Chicago 4 6 11 2
Cincinnati 7 12 3
Keen, Blake and Hartnett:
Benton, Sheehan and Hargrave.
With only a tew more months
Famous California Coach
Predicts His Team Will
Lose this Fall
SEATTLE. Sept 6. University
of California's football supremacy
in the Pacific coast conference,
after four undefeated seasons is
to end this fall, predicted Andy
Smith, head football coach of. the
Bears. In an article the Post In
telligencer prints tomorrow.
"Gridiron prospects, have' not
teen so poor since the world
war," said Coach Smith. "Of fif
teen men who earned varsity let
ters last year, only five are to re
turn. Of the ten men. we lose
nine regulars. ! This leaves but
three experienced 'men. Captain
Horrel. Carey and Mel I.
understand that Unlvterslty
of Washington loses three regu
lars,' Leland Stanford university
three and the Trojan losses are
"The caliber of football on the
Pacific coast this year will be of
the best and I predict that the
winner of the Pacific .coast con
ference will be the best eleven in
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