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CLEAN AND VIGOROUS
S EVENTY-SEVENTH YEAR
SALEJC OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING APRIL "24,1927'
PRICE FIVE CENTS
eaders- Ii ' City Lea
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III FUST PLACES
i;i ,;ENE. April 23. (AP)
uliiwl hinli schools monopolize
. ,i I'm. -tate hign scnooi reiay uie-i
li.M here today by taking rive out
,,f first places in the track
,. vents, and two out of fuor spe
, ,i , v. ntH Myrtle Point kept the
Vc: i landers from
ting a ji-lean
... Yard Dash (first heat):
(,.1-an. Sal' in. first; Elle, Frank
lin, second. Time :10.8
Ion Yard Dash second heat):
Sirmnund. Salem, first; Javier,
Kr.uikiii!. second. Time :10.6.
To. Yard Dash (third heat):
Anderson. Astoria, first; Caldwell,
Vancouver, second. Time :10.G.
1 imi Yard Dash (final): Sieg
iihmhI. SalTin. first: Colgan. .Sa
il hi. second: Caldwell, Vancouver,
liiinl; Javier, Franklin, fourth.
i quarter Mile Relay Jefferson.
Portland, first: fdrant, Portland,
sei-ond; Vancouver. Wash.. high,
third. Winning team. Woods,
j: r e n h a n, M a r r s, L o w r y.
Two Mile; Relay Washington,
I'orthuid. first; Benson. Portland,
m-.oihI: Jefferson, Portland, third.
Winning team. Stone, Schappert,
I'crkis. Carlson. Time 8:38.4.
i: r o a d Jump Lloyd. Salem,
fir-t; Warnock, Marsh field, sec
ond ; -Javier, Franklin, third; Alex
ander. Vancouver, fourth. Dis
tance 20 Teet 11 3-4 inches.
High Jump Conkling. Benson,
first: Hall. Klamath Falls, second:
Van Way. Vancouver, third.
Height 5 feet 8 inches.
Half Mile Relay Jefferson,
Portland, first; Salem, second:
Washington, third; Grant, fourth.
Winning team. Woods, Brennna,
Marrs. Lowry. Time 1:24.6.
Mile Relay Benson, Portland,
first: Lincoln, Portland, second;
.aiem. third; Jefferson, fourth.
IJVinning team. Bohm, Tindait,
.'.ranville, Twiss. Time 3:39.8.
Pole Vault Kretzmeier, Frank
lin, first; Sheedy. Marshfield. sec
ond; Alexander. Vancouver, third.
Height 11 feet 3 inches.
Spring Medley (110, 22.0, 440
yards i. Jefferson, Portland, first.
Washington. Portland, second;
S.Jeni. third. Winning team,
Woods. Hrennan, Lowry, Marrs.
Distance Medley (220, 440,
smi, i:.2 yards.) Myrtle Point,
first: Jefferson, second; Benson,
Portland, third. Winning tean
Schroeder. Montgomery, Donald,
liiiiet. Time 6:57.2.
OUT 16-6 VICT
Pitting sprees which netted 14
t ins in the second and third in
n nigs proved too much for the
(c Rooks who were defeated
1 to t; yesterday on the Oxford
r.uK diamond by Salem high
s.iieni touched two Rook pitch
ers for 13 hits, while Faliry toyed
witli his opposing batters, safe in
the long lead which his . team
mates had piled up. Fabry work
ed the entire route for the hfgh
schoolers, allowing nine hits and
striking U ten. Eight Rook error-
helped bnost the score.
'"NeiUiiT team" scored In the first
inniiit; but a Salem barrage of six
hits, mixed wim a -walk, a passed
ball ad two errors jput across
eight runs in the second. Olinger
poled imc over the center fiejd
fence with two men on base. The
third inning, with tair. "more runs
mi four hits and poor" Judgement
by Rook in fielders capped the Sa-
h ni splurge
Beechler's two bagger In the
fifth, scored Fabry who tallied
later in the inning on an error
at third base.
Rook runs came in the third.
fifth, seventh, eighth, and ninth
all single tallies except in the
seventh when Burke, centerfleld
er. tripled with , one on base and
scored on a fielder's choice.
Burke, former Peoria, 111., high
vhool star, showed tip best for
visitors.- tie siammeu out.
trouble and a triple in three times
t bat. Wagner, "relief pitcher,
held Salem scoreless in the last
Their-defeat yesterday was the
-econflltop .heavy 1oh Inflicted Iu
as many days. Colamhia aniver
sily winning 20, lof f t Portland
ninay., .saiem nas nrorea
rnns to opponents 7 Jn'two gatpes
ivmg previously acrcaica L.m-
GEHRIG LEADS IN TRIPLES
V yCKfl if
Babe Ruth has had the hahit f late year:; of grabbing otf the home
run honors for the Yanks ami baseball in general. But Lou Gehrig,
Yank first baseman, led the American League in triples la.-t season
and aims to repeat this year. Gehrig above.
IN BOTH LEAGUES
National League- Standings
c a I
Boston 8 4
St. Louis 5 J
New Pork C 4
Philadelphia 5 4
Chicago 3 5
Cincinnati 2 8
Brooklyn 2 'J
PITTSBCRGH. April 23.
(AP) Cincinnati won its second
game of the season today by de
feating Pittsburgh 6 to 4.
The Reds hammered Carmen
Hill effectively, while Pete Don
ohue held Pittsburgh in check.
Paul aWner had a perfect day
at bat with a borne run. u double
and a single. At one stage of the
contest snow fell for several min
Score R. H. E.
Cincinnati 6 11
Pittsburgh 4 1" 1
Donohue and Hargrave; Hill,
Morrison and Gooch.
BROOKLYN. April 23. Boston
made it two out of three m the
series with Brooklyn b' annexing
today's game four to two. The
Braves chased Doak out of the
box in the second inning, Cantrell
succeeding him. With the bases
full in the ninth inning. Mogridge
replaced Genewich on the mound
for Boston and retired two batters
to end the game.
Score R. H. K.
Boston 4 8 1
Brooklyn ' 2 7 3
Benton, Genewich, Mogridge
and Taylor; Doak, Cantrell and
NEW YORK, April 23. Hugh
McQuillan scored his first victory
of the season, when the fJiants de
feated the Phillies .". to 1. Kddie
Roush who pulled a tendon in his
groin on Thursday, was unable to
play, and Melvin Ott was center
feld for the Cants.
R. H. E.
1 10 0
r, n 2
ST. LOUIS, April 2?.. Flint
Rhem, who won twenty games for
the world champions last season
held the Chicago Cubs to. two hits
today in his first start this sea
son," and the St. Louis Cardinals
shut them ont 7 to 0. Rhem also
drove In two runs with a double.
Frisch did effective work at the
bat, seoring4hree.men with a sin
gle and a double.
R. H. E.
0 2 2
7 8 0
St. Louis ... t ..... .
Jones, Roy and
Rhem and Stiyder, ,
LIONS CIA WINS
,Tbe Ha lew . Lions defeated I he
Ktato 'hoKoital staff tea m yester-
d Jn a ganrt .of tacban 6 to 5.
SeTgan. Lldh :-pltcher,M)roght srlc-
tory fo'r hin" leHHi when he pound-
cd out a homo run in the ninth
A L ENDER
Inning with Jjwo on 1?S9, .
Salem trap shooters, who are
leading in the five city shoot ana
state telegraphic event, will enter
the final round of both series to-
day when they go to Hillsboro.
The locals will end the schedule
U J J UV 1 Vl U IIV1V 1U III'-'
1 annual teleeranhic shoot.
The local rod and gun club
leads, in the five city shoot by 17
Lirds and are tied with Pendleton
and Bend in the state shoot.
Riggs Stephenson's terrific
hitting caused the Chicago Cubs
to lift him back into the big
show and then induced Mana
ger McCarthy to place him at
third base. McCarthy admits
that Stevie's crooked arm han
dicaps fhim in fielding.
By NtmilAXK. KKOWX.
Kight or nine years ago a couple
or bosom pals at the University
of Alabama were helping write
athletic history for that institution
in baseball and fooihall. They
were Joey Sew ell and Riggs Steph
enson. There were two other Sew-
f II boys coming i long, too. But
this story isn't about them.
Coaching Alabama's football
terns in those days was the late
Xen Scott. He saw the baseball
possibilities of tho two land and
retro m mended botli of them to the
Cleveland club. 1
Joey went up Brst crashed In
to the limelight over night through
his courageous .playing 'in the
Khpetf of. Ray Chapman - through
the hectkv weeks of a pcytnaht
fight in 1920. v ; ; f ; , ;
Jefng thef sttift tU&t dey was
rtado of, the Cleveland .Hib gave
Stevle his chaiice. Tee lad's hoary
hitting 'bad leen' tits .maln akst
at "Aiabam." Oh,. how lie could
bit.'- III?- fielding, 'too,., has been
ini.mij) inn i i- f -.huiw '
. . ti'ii mr miniiin ii-m oy f s S tf , N- ' ,- - j
j . 5 .
W. U. TENNIS TEAM
. BESTS REED 4 TO 3
The Willamette university ten
nis team stored a ! to 3 victory
over Reed College in Portland
yesterday against some of the best
Tacqueters in fliat city. u nite,
Litchtield and Haworth each won
singles matches, and Litchfield and
Walsh took one of the doubles
matches. Three sets were requir
ed to decide four of the matches,
and all were bitterly contested.
Results were as follows:
White. 'Willamette, defeated
Willette. Heed, l-'i. 6-1. i-t.
Litchlie1'!. Willamette, defeated
Cianl'olni. 6-i. S-6.
Haworth. Willamette, defeated
Coleman. Reed. 10-S, 9-7.
Shapiro. Reed, defeated Walsh,
Willamette. 12-10, f,-l.
Swett, Reed, defeated Miuto,
W illamette, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2.
Swett and Shapiro, Reed.' de
I. ated Minto and White, Willamette.-
7-5. 2-6, 6-3.
Litchfield and Walsh. Willam
ette, defeated (.'ran holm and Wil
let, Ke.d, 6-3, 6-r.
TO MEET MAY 4
Tljc 1 t round main event be
tween Tommy O'Brien and Phil
Hayes will be held May 4, as or
iginally planned, according to
Matchmaker Harry Plant. .
The mix had been postponed to
the week ' following in order to
give O'Brien a rest between a
main event against Wildcat Car
ter in Portland, and the one here.
Joe Marcus, Portland, .however,
was signed instead of O'Brien to
meet Carter, leaving the Irishman
free to participate here as previ
Allie Taylor, Bend, will meet
Bayes in a fight here at some lat
er date, probably May IS, ac
cording to Plant.
HIS FIELDING WITH A BAT
all that his college males could
Then came the first tragic blow
in" Stevie's life.
lie could hit he found--any
pitching the big leaguers tossed
up. Rut he couldn't make ' the
grade as a fielder. One fall after
noon in the midst of a football
game he had been pulled from be
neath a pile of legs and arms with
his right arm broken. The break
had healed hut had left him with
a crooked wing.
I Speaker, then Indian manager,
Jack McCallister, then coach and
present pilot, labored long with
Riggs in the hope of overcoming
the - handicap. He tried. On
straight throws he "passed."- It
was on the pivot throw in donldo
plays or difficult shots to first
from Off balance that spelled his
doom. Then they tried him in the
outfield. Again his arm was too
much of a handicap.
So they sent him to the Ameri
can Association. ,
. m ........ ..--..- .r-o-..:.
Coast League Standings
W. L. Pet.
Sicramento 17 7 .708
San Francisco 15 10 .600
Missions 13 11 .542
Seattle 12 12 .500
Portland -11 11 .440
Oakland ill 11 .440
Los Angeles ! 14 .391
Hollywood 8 14 .364
LOS AN'GKLKS. April 2'.'.. (By
AP.) - Two homers that scored
three runs made it possible for
Sacramento to score a 7 to 6 vic
tory over Los Angeles here today,
iU. fifth consecutive win over the
Angels. Severeid and Monroe
poled out circuit, clouts, the latter
with one man on base.
Score- R. II. K.
Srctaiiiento 7 15 1
Lis Angeles 6 10 4
Kallio, Keefe and Severeid;
Hamilton, Sanders and Sandberg.
PORTLAND. April 23. The
Portland Beavers lost another ball
game today to the Missions, the
tcurth straight, by a score of 6 to
3. I'illette was in great form,
while the Missions rapped Hughes
hard at all time,;.
Sore R. H. K.
Missions . 6 14 2
I'iilette and Whitney: Hughes,
Oilman. Couch and Wendell, Yelle
SKATTLK, April L'3. Stepping
out in the eighth inning to tie
what looked to be a lost game, the
Seattle batsmen brought in the
winning tally in the tenth inning
to beat the Hollywood club 4 to
Scor, ' R. H. K.
Hollywood 3 '. 3
Seattle 1 l'-J "
Shea and Good; Mil jus and
Schmidt. . -
SAN FRANCISCO, April 23.
The Seals defeated the Oaks 7 o
4 here today after a batting on
slaught which chalked up 11 hits.
(Continued on page 4.)
It's history now that the4 Chi
cago Cubs bought him from Kan
sas City. He couldnt slay there
hitting the way he was. Manager
McCarthy planned,-when he got
hold of him, to play him In the
outfield. The timely hitting of
young Karl Webb, however, gave
McCarthy four slugging outer
The Cub boss sought another
opening for Steve.
Aware that third base makes
fewer fielding demands in the in-
fielder than any other post, he
bent Steve there.
"He may miss one or.two there.
but he'll even it up at the plate,
was McCarthy's line of reasoning:
So Steve, is 'back crooked arm
Jt raa be that tho handicap wil!
prove too great again. The sad
part of a "boot" or "tardy throw
around third Is that it may mean
a run. Bat the Cub chief will
have to shot bis eyes at that bat
ting average when be does yank
RACERS COMING HERE MAY 7
' i V" ' !-i.C-:!lf!:;:-J 4:-fi" -
2.- -, &mZrr
Above, Lou Kincaid in a Cleveland spacial owned by Moose
Muirhead of Gold Hill, Oregon. Below, Bill Dozier of Yakima
at the wheel of his Fronte special. ,
AT HIGH SCHOOL
Next Thursday evening at the
of the high school will engage in
a smokeless smoker" which .has
been arranged as a benefit for the
baseball and track funds. It will
start at S o'clock.
The program will include 36
rounds of boxing, two wrestling
matches, and a "battle royal" in
which a representative of each
class wil enter the ring blindfold
eft. There will also be a ""rooster
fight" in which all of the football
player3 of last fall will participate.
Tickets are on sale at Ken
Brown's sporting goods store, An
derson's sporting goods store and
Smith's cigar store.
21 PLAYERS USED
BUT CONTEST LOST
American league Standings
W L. Pet.
New York 1 - -700
St. Louis 2 6 67
"Washington ' -00
Detroit -- 3 2 .600
Philadelphia : 5 5 .50
Cleveland 4 5 .4 44
Chicago - 4 6 .400
Boston 2 8 .111
DETROIT, April 23. (AP.)
Nearly two times the minimum
number of players required for a
baseball game today went through
a ragged American league contest
which ended in a 15 to 10 victory
for St. Louis over Detroit here to-
day. The home team usea
players, of whom five were pitch-
ers. score !
St. Louis - 15 15 0
Detroit 1 12 C
Jones, Wingard. C.aston and
Schang: tiibson, L'oilwis, iiannins,
Wells, Johns and Rassler, Wood
all. CHICAGO, April 23. Chicago
evened the series "with Cleveland
today by hammering George Uhlo
off the moujid and winning the
final game 8 to 2. Thomas was
eiven wonderful support, especi
ally by Kalk, Barrett and Hunne
field, a circus catch by Barrett re
sulting in a double play which
broke up a seventh inning rally by
Score H. if. K.
2 5 -8
Uhle, Miller. Collard and J
Sewell; Thomas, and Crouae.
' PHILADELPHIA, April 23.--
The Philadelphia. Athletics topped
the Yankees today, 4 to 3, a 'wild
throw to first by Mark Konig In
the nlntli ; Inning . allowing ; the
Mackmen to pift th winning ran
over the plate. -Rub Walberg,
who went the distancet for the -victors,
was - punched for successive
homers by, Babe Ruth and Gehrig
FAST AUTO RACES
Two of the best auto races eveT
staged in Salem on the Oregon
state fair grounds track are pro
mised for May 7 and July 4 by
the Northwestern Automobile Rac
ing association, which has secured
permission to hold the events.
Twenty drivers have boon signed
up to participate. They are get
tin2 in readiness for the double
To give impetus to motorcycle
racing which has waned in popu
larity of late, the. association' has
also decided to ask the eight fast
est drivers in the northwest to
i build motors and enter them in
a fast motorcycle event. The
drivers who will be asked to en
ter this competition are Yale
Smith, Eugene, Bill Davis, En
uene. Freeman Vanderhoff. Port
land, Mutt Kelly. Portland, Cody
Evans. Salem. Otto Rohlman, Ta
coma. Jtav Tauscher, Portland,
and Harry Scott, Salem.
Then entry list for the auto
mobile races is not (Complete but
the following drivel's have signed
up to enter: Dusty Rhodes, Salem,
Front Special; Russell LanVb
Portland, Dodge special; Ross
Norgard;, Denver, Rajah special;
Heinie Moore, Tulsa, Okla., Har
mon special; Slim Wilson, Oma
ha. Roof special; . Howard Wills
Tenver, Snyder special; Art Hlnes
Denver, Tyee special; Bill Dozier
Yakima, Front special; Rudle
Hahn, Spokane, Hahn , special
Ira Cook, Silverton. Silverton spe
Jimmie Selliger, Seattle, Stevens
special; Phil Churehill, North
Bend, Churchill- special; Bart
White, Portland, Rajah special
Hugh Klingbiel, Portland, Frpnty
special; Pete Peterson, Eugene
Eugene special;. W. T. McDonald
Seaside, Maxwell special; Al John
son, Tulsa. Okla., Essex, special
Verne. Beck, Spokane., Beck spe
cial and Charles McCuily, Port
land, -II. C. S. special
Along with the racing program
the association contemplates hav
ing a mile against time run for
place positions A stock car race
in which all Salem automobile
dealers wil be invited ; to enter
.will also le held
trophy cup to be
. A suitable
winner. '. . - -' . ;
Another feature of the racing
program will be a ,3 mile race
with a fast airplane pitted against
one of the fastest cars on the
the 'track. Such an event has
never before been staged at .tho
falrgToouos.. " . ' , ' ' '
Arrangements are,, to. he-made
by the association lo employ the
stale highway- water" sprikleh
several days ahead of the race' to
wet" the irack np toT the .day lof
the rac. thos ellmtnatlnr.th'e dust
nuisance- which has 'interfered
with enjoyment of the events In
the past, .
lORTLuND CITV LEAGUK ,
St. Johns vs. Salem, Oxford Park.
2:30 o'clock. - '
Montavilla vs. "VVoodstock, at Man-
Nicolai vs. Mt. Scott, at Columbia
Park. --" ;
W. O. W. vs. Camas, at Camas.
With the lineup strengthened to
wild l w ill piuusui; UC ilO iu-
nent personnel for the season, the
Salem Senaors will take the field
this afternoon in the most critical
game of the early part of the
schedule, when it faces the league
leading St. Johns Bears at Oxford
park at 2:30 o'clock.
St. Johns' strength, judging
from the records of the three
games the team has played, is ac-
ounted for largely by the stellar, .
flinging of "King" Cole, veteran
pitcher who Is slated to start tho
game against Salem tomorrow. Iu
these three contests he allowed
Woodstock four hits, Nicolai foui
and Camas five. Ho struck out
seven Woodstock players, seven
Nicolai batsmen and five of the
Camas batters. Only three, run
have been scored against Cole and
he SL Johns team in these three
games. Tney aereatea- wooasioeit
to 1, Camas 5 to 0, and Nicolai
to 2. .
Cole's, support includes McCul-
ocn, leit, Simon ana waigren in.
he Infield, and Olney, O'Brien and
Stephens in tne oumeia. wai-
greave 13 the regular catcher. .
The Senators will have the same
lineup as last Sunday with tho
exception that Orlie'Itobbins, for
merly of OAC, will be at third base
instead of Biddy Bishop. This
may not strengthen the team's
fielding to any great extent, as
Bishop is as good a third baseman
as any in the. league; but be has
not had time for much batting
practice this season, so that a
younger player who does havfa
time to train his batting eye be
tween Sundays, wHl mean a gain'
In offensive power. ;
The game will really start at.
2:30 this time. Manager 'Frisco"
Edwards promises. 1 Last week if
was so scheduled, but the Nicola
team didn't understand so, and at
a result the game was 20 minuter
late. St. Johns has been notified
and will be ready to play at 2:30,
Judging from the good attend
ance, despite the cold, weather last
Sunday, a iflne warm day today is
expected tp bring out the Sena
tors' full support.
STANFORD STADIUM, Cal.,
April '23, (AP.) University of
Southern California, national
champion for the past two years,
went down to a stunning defeat
today before one of the most pow
erf ul track and field teams In the
history of Stanford. Tkf score
was 75 to 56. , .'
The meet developed a galaxy of
sparkling . performances, punctu
ated by the shattering of two Pa
cific coast intercollegiate- records,
while other marks were Imperiled
as the two squads fought for every
point. 1 Jesse Hill, a compact bun
dle -of muscle, leaped to regional
fame to win the broad jump for
U. S. C. n his last trial and with
two Stanford men leading, he went
out into I space to land 24j.fcet, 7
Inches from the takeoff. , Both the
Cardinal: entries bad stations be
yond tho 2 4 -foot mark.
The ' second record to tumblo
came In the relay with Stanford's
four-man team flashing around tho
mile In 3:18 4-5.
Individual high point - honors
were divided equally between the
squads. Borah, U. S. C, and Holt
man, : Stanford, each taking two
first places.- Borah, A. A. U. title
holder, won the 100 and 220-yard
dashes In times of 10 flat and
21 2-5, while . Hoffman was su
preme In' both the shot and discus
throw. .He tossed, the shot 49
feet, 8 - inches, aad the platter,
146 feet, 10 inches.
'A crowd of approximately 10.
000 attended., Weather conditions
were favorable with a warm sua
and only a slight breeze.
Oregon Freshmen Defeat
Normal School Two Gamed
EUGENE, - April 23. (AP)-4
The University of Oregon fre
men baseball team today defeat
ed the -Oregon normal rchool
team in two games, the first 1
a score 0$ 25. to 1 and the second
.(Ceallssuei v -put 5.)