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Wew Willamette Valley Baseball League to be Formed Here
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PILE UP VICTORIES GALORE
By Ralph Curtis
-Organization of a brand new
Willamette valley baseball league
which will be without dispute the
banner aeml-pro circuit of the
state, will be effected at a meet
ing in Salem Friday erenlnt;. Feb
? Instead of being; a re-ramped
edition of the old Portland City
league, this one will start with a
clean slate and an entirely new
lineup of clubs, although Just what
teams will be in It aside from Sa
lem. Albany and Eugene, is not
In fact, baseball magnates in
these three towns are tasulng an
invitation for any club in the val
ley to send a representative to this
meeting, and there is room for
three more of them in the league.
so it is probable that a number
will be on hand with applications
tl for admittance.
Portland clubs will be consider
edalong with the rest, but the in
dications are now that none of the
teams which were in the City
t Affue laet year will be members:
and neither will those that were
In the Portland Valley league.
These two circuits are combin
ing and voluntarily cutting down
the class of ball; that is. they
will make a rule that only pitchers
and catchers-may receive pay for
laying, and that will virtually
make It a league of Juvenile play
Two teams that may possibly be
enrolled in the new valley league
xe the Shell Oil company team of
Portland, and a McMlnnville club.
The latter city is all set to break
Into the baseball world again and
Its presence would add to the in
ter-city rivalry which will be an
Asset of this new circuit.
Another possibility is that Bend.
Car away as it is, max, be admit
ted, but the indications are that
If it is. it will be for the second
half of the season only. Games
between Bend and valley teams
will hardly be feasible until after
the McKenzle pass opens, and the
date of that occurrence is proble
matical, although the highway de
partment has ben breaking a way
through the snow earlier in the
last two years than it did previous
ly. The plan is, if Bnd is admit
ted, to doo only for m ten weeks'
season, which would require, the
alley clubs to make only one trip
each across the mountains, while
fiend would make only two or
three trips to the valley, playing
two games each time it came.
HE'S ALL RIGHT
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 3.
CAP). Babe Ruth today denied
reports that he was overweight
and asserted that he would be in
better condition at the opening of
the spring training than he was
He said be was five, pounds
lighter now than during the 1927
bass ball season and that he had
ever felt better. Ruth came here
tor a brief visit with Jack Schae
fer, a personal friend.
"l feel as fit as ever." said the
bambino, "I tip the old scales at
J 19 oounds. while last year at
this time X was up to 32. Dur-
4a the 1927 playing season my
a - - A J M
average WMgm was ut pounds;
till I managed to make 0 home
NEW YORK. Feb. 1. (AP).
Hobby Dotson, lightweight from
Aberdeen. Wash., and a stable
eaate ot Leo Lomskl, gained a
draw wtth Jimmy licNamara of
Kaw.York In his eight round east
ern debut here tonight.
f eNamafa bounced the western
er around with a Jarring left hand
Curing the early rounds but tired
when Dotson. a tiny edition of the
body-rlnping Lomskl. found the
range with sturdy hooks to the
ribs. Dotson weighed 134; Mc
K?FARUiM n& M GARDNER
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With a string of 1? rkiories ot T It
and & total el 951 points -again f p its bppoa8sts the Uomtan
SUle Cellege aggregation l BeTtTMTt, Moat, is 2t pained to defnd
its Rocky Mountain tonteffsaee 'nrlrrninrj Tlst Mgnfer yJayert
are shown above
SALEM QUINT LOSES
With examinations out of the
way, the Willamette university
Bearcats will take on Ashland
Normal here tonight in a game
which is expected to whip them
into scoring form for the three
tough conference tilts next week
against Lin field and Whitman.
Ashland holds a victory over
the Japanese , team of Waseda
university and Monmouth Normal
school, and numbers among its
players two or three Medford
high graduates who starred at the
game. Willamette can win eas
ily if the players are in scoring
Coach "Spec" Keene said last
night that he might start some of
the substitutes to see if they
could make any progress, before
running; in his stellar performers.
The game will Be preceded at
7:15 by a claah between Wood-
burn high school and the Wil
After a return tilt at McMlnn
ville against Llnfleld college
Tuesday night, the Bearcats will
come back to Salem, pack their
grips and set out on a five game
tour into Washington and Idaho.
The tough assignment comes
next Thursday ana r naay ai
Walla Walla, when they buck up
against the Whitman Missionaries.
The conference title will be at
take. If Willamette can take one
of these games and then topple
Puget Sound twice, the 192
trophy will find Its place in the
local case, for Whitman plays
fewer games than Willamette.
Coach Keene will take not
more than eight men on the trip
and probably only seven.
MEDFORD. Feb. 3. (AP).
Medford high school defeated the
3alem high school basketball team
)y a score of 30 to 22 here tonight.
ifter maintaining a lead they had
developed in the first quarter.
Duffy, Salem star, waa kep under
heavy guard throughout the game
ind the superior defense of the
Medford team prevented him from
icoring until the last few minutes
rof the game.
The game marked the reopen
ing of athletic relations between
the two schools after a suspen
sion of four years.
HAROLD HAUK, guard. Born
June 29. 1905. Height 5 feet
10 Vs inches; weight 165 pounds
Sophomore in law. Home town.
1923-24 Peoria high, substi
tute. Coach Hake.
1924-25 Peoria high, regular,
1926-27 Willamette varsity,
Coach Roy S. Keene.
1927-28 Willamette varsity,
Coach Roy S. Keene.
Hauk is the most deceptive
passer on the squad, and a brilliant
dribbler. When he heads full
speed with the ball into the op
posing defense, some member ot
his team is bound to get a shot.
flM.. tl... A V Vol.
T1' r l" cuu Hauk can shoot handily, too. from
was , , . u. iavur m beyond the foul line,
wma ssske sk vonAilin er Tia na In ino
saw . k a-w VM -t tkl, .
second half the visitors crumpled
and the locals forged ahead and
held a aafe margin to the end.
Duffy, sensational forward for
the Salem squad, was held to one
ooint. License played the best
frame of the visitors and was hlKhj
noint man. McDonald and New-
lin were high point makers for
But three personal fouls werr
called during, the ntire game.
to work the ball under the'basket.
Hauk is probably the best all
around athlete at the university.
He is the itme chap who played
shortstop for the Senators.
Salem high will play Medford
again tonight, and then leave for
home. The team vies here against
Independence next Tuesday night
In a district game.
ARRANGE FOR SKI
WINS OPEN MEET
l WILLOW Srnlnuo vJUuivl iv
CLUB. San Antonio, Tex.. Feb.
AP) Al Watrous of Grand
Rapids. Mich., holed a 150 yard
.pproach at the tlnal hole har
ftodar to win first place in the
Annual amateur-pro best team
match of the Texas open golf
tournament with a 65.
. Larry Nabholti ot Cleveland
nd hi partnar, Dupre Dance of
San Antonio were second with a
69 and three teams scored 70s to
tie for third.
BY SINGLE POINJ
- LOS ANGELES, Feb. 3. (AP)
Verne Corbln, center, by coax
lng the ball through the net on a
free throw In the last rive seconas
: of play, gava the Golden Bear bas
ketball team, of the University of
' California a one point margin vic
tory over, the University of Cali-
r, fornia at Los Angeles Bruins nere
tonight. The final ' count was 8 5
- to 34 in favor of the northerners.
PORTLAND, Feb. S ( AP)
With It entrants ready to try
their skill at ski jumping, the
first annual aki tournament con
ducted by the Mount Hood Ski
club will be held Sunday. Snow
hauled In from higher levels in
addition to the snow that fell
Wednesday has made the tourna
ment hill at Swim an ideal Jump
ing ground, according to Bill
Lentz who with Jack Greenwood.
Gerald Lymp and Otto Hagen are
supervising, preparations for the
Interest centers in Hans Otto
Giese, 2 4 -year-old Black Forest
champion, who will arrive tomor
row by plane. Other favorites are
Thor Leaf of PhlltpsUd Ski club
of Sweden, former Swedish cham
pion; Charles Woxman of Hol-
menkollen. Norway: Charles
Schafstad. Oslo Ski club. Norway,
and C. Thoreson. former Hollen-
At Medford: Medford High,
30; Salem High. 22.
At Bozeman: Montana State.
46: Utah. 38.
At 'Los Angeles: University of
California, 35; U. ot California at
Los Angeles. 84.
At Monmouth: Oregon Normal
3; Llnfleld 30.
MONTANA STATE WINS
BOZEMAN. Mont.. Feb. 3.
(AP). Montant State college
maintained Its lead at the head of
the western division basketball
race la the Rocky Mountain con
ference by defeating the Univer
sity of Utah here tonight 46-JS.
WINS BY KNOCKOUT
HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 1 (AP)
One of Sammy Baker's hard
rights to the Jaw knocked out
Gilbert Attell, young San Fran
cisco welterweight, in the eighth
round of a scheduled tea round
bout here tonight.
WESLEY HORRS NEW
Does Not Choose
Vk Wetael, above, has been
sleeted captain of the track team
sf the University of Oregon.. He
is a shot patter, discus thrower,
avena thrower and football
GETS Fill BEST
SCRANTON, Pa.. Feb. 3. (AP)
-Hughey Jennings, for nearly 40
years a colorful figure in baseball.
was borne to his last resting place
today In the bleakness of the snow
covered Pocono mountains, In the j
countrv which he had learned toi
love so well during the last two!
years of his life. I
The famous "ee-yah" wno was;
an outstanding character in the!
national game from 1891 until a
nervous breakdown forced him in
to retirement at the end of the
1925 season, was buried this
morning in St. Catherine's ceme
tery, Moscow, while those who
knew him Intimately as neighbor
anH citizen and those who knew
him as the firey baseball leader.
stood around the graveside pay
ing him final homage.
At St. Peter's cathedral solemn
high mass of requiem was cele
brated by the Rev. C. A. McHugh,
pastor of the Cary-on-the-Mount
Roman Catholic church at Mount
Pocono. who had bejen Hughey's
counsellor and consoler during the
two years of retirement.
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RIOTS STIR HA
OLD OREGON PROF DIES
Pat Crawford, infielder of the
Greenville, S. C, Sally league
club, who was bought) personally
by Manager John McGraw of the
New York Giants, last season and
mentioned as a possible successor
to Rogers Hornsby, has declared
that he will not report to Mc
Graw this year. Daring the off
season, Crawford coaches and di
rects the teams of Guilford col
lege and he is shown here as he
appeared as coach of the eleven.
BOMBAY. India. Feb. 3. (AP)
The native city of Bombay today
was in the throes of a "hartal"
a strike organized as a boycott of
the royal commission on Indian
reforms following arrival of Sir
Johu Simon and others of the com
mission. The colleges closed and a large
gathering of students passed reso
lutions condemning the commis
sion, it members then proceeding
to an open air demonstration.
At a labor demonstration effi
gies of Premier Baldwin, Birken
head, Simon and Ramsay Mac
Donald were burned.
Although the "hartal" was ef
fective elsewhere the European
quarter was little effected.
Sir John Simon and others of
the commission proceeded to Del
hi under a heavy guard after they
Benjamin James Hawthorne
Passes at Ago ot Ninety
Wood row Wilson wasn't a bas
Dr. Nalamlth hadn't yet Invent
ed the game when Wilson wae
But an eighth grader of Kagame
playing for a Junior high school
named after the illustrious, for
mer president demonstrated hie
ability at the game last night,
when h helped his teammates to
a 27-25 victory over Parrlsh Junior
Thlayoath of phenomenal ahoot-
lnr ability looped in alx pretty
goals out of 10 tries in the second
half from, mid-floor positions, and
he had a deceptive dribble which
would do credit to a college play
er. His name is Coghlan.
All the Parrish players were up
to their usual performance except
Pettlt who had plenty of chances
to score on cripples but couldn't
even come close. Kitchen had an
especially good evening. He was
everywhere on the floor to stretch
the net for seven goals.
Coghlan didn't open up with
his long distance shooting until
the second half.
to 9 at half time.
Parrlah (35) FO
Kitchen, f T
James, f 0
Diets, c ...1
fPettlt, g 0
Seguin. g ......... 0
Burgess, f 2
Woodrow Wilson (27)
Walpole. f 1
Kank. f 3
Bradway, c 0
Coghlan, g T
Branerd, g ........ 0
UN EVENTER HERE
Will surprises ever cease?
They have been coming thick
and fast In the local fight game
A day after an announcement
that Battling Slim would mix here
with Bill Ullngworth. comes an
other from Matchmaker Plant that
Slim injured his hands against
O'Brien in Bellingham last Wed
nesday and won't be able to ap
pear, and that Wesley Ilobbs. of
Los Angeles has been substi
Hobbs has come north to par
tieipate in Joe Levy's middle
weight tournament in Portland.
He rates as a tough customer in
the south, and Levy recommends
him as a crowd pleaser. Levy
believes that he will make short
work of Illingworth.
This latest announcement means
that five new faces will be on the
card next Wednesday, the two
main eventers, Wayne Austin who
battles Terry Kileen in the seml
wlndup. and the two heavyweight
boys, Wallace and Wlkerson.
MONMOUTH. Feb. t. (8pe-
olal) The Oregon normal school
tops the Willamette valley basket
ball cenferenoa following, a vic
tory over Llnfleld. college on the
local basketball court here tonight.
The final count stood 31 to 19.
Tonight's game was the first in
the conference to be lost by Lln
fleld this season. Monmouth has
The game 'was fast and played
on even terms throughout.
EUGENE, Feb. 3. (AP) Dr.
Benjamin James Hawthorne, 90,
former professor of the University
of Oregon and other educational
institutions in Oregon and the
south, died at his home here to-(
day. He retired in 1910 as deanmln0r leagues providing
emeritus of psychology at
University of Oregon.
Shortly after the Civil war Dr.
Hawthorne was. head master of a
college In Louisiana. He was pres
ident of west Tennessee college
for a time, leaving In 1873. He
was professor of languages at Cor
vallis college; Oregon, until 1884
and was a member of the Univer
sity of Oregon staff from that
year until he retired in 1910.
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. (AP)
The 1928 national league playing
schedule was formally announced
by the club owners in session here
today, the baseball season to open
on April 11 and close on Septem
The campaign gets under way
with Philadelphia at Brooklyn,
Boston at New York, Chicago at
Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh at St.
Louis. Last year the season be
gan on April 12 and closed on Oc-
Proposed agreements with
tbe!rroelud nllnwancftfl in the drafting
of players together with a like
clause Telatlng to umpires were
withdrawn due to the failure of
the minors to ratify these sub
jects. The National league had sub
mitted a new scale increasing
draft prices on players some time
ago which for a class "AA" club
falsed the maximum from $5,000
proportion to the club rating. As
the minora did not take action, the
club owners voted to discard the
Portland Concerns File
Petitons In Bankruptcy
PORTLAND. Feb. 3. (AP)
Dr. Charles J. Dean, his two in
corporated companies, and Robert
S. Parker, chiropractor associated
with him. filed petitions in volun
tary bankruptcy in the federal dis
trict court here today. Dr. Dean's
personal petition listed liabilities
of $114,762.06, and assets of $1,
623.57. Liability items were: A circuit
court Judgment held by Gus Em
rich, Portland for $8,791.71; a
claim of $25,441.85 by Herman
A. Behrens. Bremerton, Wash.; a
claim of $25,000 by Harry W.
Gross or Camas, wash.; an unex
plained $50,000 due Olga Nelson.
MADRAS, India. Feb. 3. (API
-Police tired on persons staging
a demonstration in connection with
the arrival of the royal commis
sion on Indian reforms In India
One person was killed and five
The trouble arose when the
crowd attacked a shop which had
remained open despite the Hartal
day o mourning proclaimed
in connection with the arrival of
the commission headed by Sir
The crowd stoned the shop anl
broke its windows.
Armed police soon arrived ou
the scene but the stone throwing
continued. Some constables wern
injured. The shop was closed
eventually. Practically all shops
and Indian business promisee went
closed here. Omnlbusses aud
rickshaws are not running.
to $7,500 per player and so on InChicago, and miscellaneous Items, before reecneeV
Former Resident InJurel
Word has been received her
that Claude A. Surry, former Sa
lem boy whose uncle. A. H. Wyatt.
is now employed at the court
house, sustained serious Injuries
when a train on which he waa
fireman was wrecked near Lewis
ton, Idaho. Besides being crush
ed he suffered burns and wm
pinnedjn the -ab for several hour
GRID GAME LOOMS
NEW YORK, Feb. 3. (AP).
Negotiations for a football game
between the Army and Nebraska,
to till West Point's vacaat date
on this year's slate, have been In
progress for some time but It was
His team led Iff" authoritatively today that
they have not yet oeea compieiea.
If arranged the game is expected
to be played in the east.
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