The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, March 18, 1928, Page 15, Image 15

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Fastest Battlers Ever Matched in Salem Will Vie Wednesday Night
By Nick Zyb-tra
Ladles and eentlemen! We
nave with us again Wesley Hobbs
of i Portland, formerly of Los An
geles. The battling HokOs will meet
the only Eskimo Indian boxer.
Walter Cleghorn in a ten round
main event in the Salem armory
Tiext Wednesday niEht. which is
predicted to be the best fight that
this city has lever been privileged
to witness, Both men are of such
rating that they have been billed
in many of the largest cities on
the Pacific coast, and it is only
through the past interest that lo
cal fight fans have shown that
Mat'hmaker Harry Plant can
Fdedule a bout here, between
firhters of such caliber.
Hobbs has fought good fight in
Portland. Seattle, Tacoma, and
Los Angeles. He won from Cal
Herman. Eddie Shappard, "Wild
cat" O'Brien. Eddie Cro33, and
Geo. Spady. Hobbs defeated Auer
bach when Dempsey was acting as
the latter's instructor. His fight
ing style is spectacular and he car
ries through ten rounds of leap
ing, slugging, milline without a
.fa r. Hobbs and Clcshorn are
both willing mixers and will tan
gle eternally it is predicted.
The Portland leather pusher
weighs in at 160 pounds, and is
rated by the fight fans of Salt
Lake city as the most pomisinp
fighter turned out from there
since the former champion Jack
Deir.psey. Though but 21 year
of age. the young boxer has com
peted in 4 8 fights, loosing only
four nn decisions, which he later
won in return matches.
He rates as a tough customer
in the south and Matchmaker
Levy of Portland, recommends
hi m as a real crowd pleaser.
Matchmaker Plant urges that
everyone get their ticket Before
tht fight to eliminate a jam at the
ticket office at the' night of the
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COLISEUM. Los Angeles( Mar
17. (AP) Upaetting the dope
to the extent of winning places
their opponents were favored to
take, the Olympic club of San:
Francisco track and field men tri
uniphed over the University of
Southern California Trejans 69 to
62 here today.
Once started on their point
winning way the "winged O" ath
letes of the northern city were
never headed. They opened their
day's campaign with a surprising
Tictory in the mile run when
Jimmy Charteris, former Wash
ington distance ace, stepped to the
tape before two Southern Califor
nia stalwarts in that event, Ells
worth Patterson and Vose Adams.
Charteris' time for the distance
was 4 minutes 31 seconds.
Then in the 100 yard daah, next
event on the program, au even
greater upset occurred when
Charlie Borah, the Trojan flash
was forced to sea the heels of
some one else for the thjrd suc
cef6ive time this season. Russel
Sweet, former Montana speedster,
and Phil Barber, ex-California
captain, both hit the tape before
Borah did to give the Olympic
club points that were thought cer
tain to go to the Trojan sprinter
and his team mate, Weldon Dra
per. The time was 10 seconds.
Walter Cleghcrn, of Seattle, the only Alaskan Indian in
the professional fight game, who will battle with Wesley
Hobbs fo Portland here Wednesday night.
SA DIEGO, Mar. 17 (AP)
Twenty of the best horses in train
ing at the Tijuana race track are
entered for the annual running
tomorrow afternoon of the Coff
roth handicap, the richest Ameri
can turf prixe and which this year
is expected to net the winner ap
Pfoximately $100,000. The race
Is to be the eighth on a card of
1 1 events and will be ran over a
distance of 1U miles. Horses of
al! aes are eligible for the purse
whHh is to be $85,000 added and
which next year is to be increased
to $100,000 added.
Fntries for the Coffroth han
dicap, together with the weights
they are to carry and the Jockeys
to ride them, are as follows:
Bonnie Omar. 100 . . .C. Ltadseth
Woolridge, 95 .. A. Penderrasi
Grippe MInand. 9 ...P. Francis
Lirht Carbine 108 ... . .0. Field
General Diskln, 95
rKtn. flold. 102 . .
Nester Erickson Wins
Lap in Long Marathon
University of Oregon, Eugene,
March 17. (Special) The 1928
Oregon football team may be with
out a captain, according to present
plans of John J. McEwan, head
coach. McEwan is not in favor of
naming any one man to captain his
11 throughout the full season. In
stead he caters to the now popular
style of having a field leader for
each game.
In this way the honor is spread
among the veteran players. If this
play is carried through, Beryl
Hodgen, guard and captain last
fall, will be the last official lead
er of an Oregon 11.
R. Ayraud
J. Inselone
8. Herber
p. Rennie
Bob Rogers, 94
Red CHtfe, 101
Porthole. 95
Sun God II. Ill H. FUaton
Cantakerous. 101 ...A. Paacoma
Wirt G. Bowman, 95 ......
. B. Warden
Rip Rap; 102 F. Stevens
Doctor WHson, 100 . . R. Jones
Alexander Pantages. .90. . .
. , H. PtaHpott
CarlaMs. 107 F Bkr
Crystal Pennant. 100..T. Lmtner
Trnrfv Uindr. 110 . . . . ..Fl Pool
Muter DTld. 90 ...... J. Kelly
Deep Thou bU 5 ,R- VotMHX
The big league teams barring
wives from training camp opened
a new era. It marks the triumph
of the bat over the rolling pin.
Maybe the mantgers were Jeal
ous of rookies' frail bosses and
wanted to do all the bawling oat
No fair frau ever scolded her
meal ticket into a world series, but
many a well-meaning mamma has
Jabbered her Johnnie back Into
the bush loops. " V
There ia nothing that will jar
well-oiled ball club Into the sec
ond division as quickly as when
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Vail nlMT WlVeS DeCin 'U
By Ruaseil J. Newland
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona, Mar. 17
(AP) Nestor Erickson, Finnish
runner from Port Chester, N. Y.,
raced over the top of Arizona to
day to win the fourteenth lap of
the 3400 mile transcontinental
marathon. He completed the 32.6
miles from Williams to -Flagstaff
In 5:26:35, an average of better
than seven miles an hour.
The route led the runners over
the highest point of the United
States highway today but disre
garding the thin air and. cool
weather Erickson stepped out at
the start with the same pace that
won him first place in the third
At Maine, 7400 feet above sea
level, the Finn had a three mile
lead ever Arthur Newton, 44-year-old
Rhodesia, South Africa star
who holds the best time in elapsed
A wife's conversation Is pleas
ant as long as It doesn't Interfere
with her hubby's batting average.
"A Cleveland rookie has refused
to do any spring training as long
as bis bride i was barred from
camp-. He seems to have wanted all
his scoldings legalised with the
ring ceremony. .
standings. Starting down the
slope of the mountain range dom
inated by San Francisco peak, 12,
500 feet high, be quickened his
stride and at 21.5 miles from this
morning's start was four miles
ahead of his nearest rival.
Erickson's victory today gave
him an elapsed time of 97:05:37
for the total 515.8 miles covered
since the bank of cross country
Pyle runners swung into compe
tition at Los Angeles March 4. He
continued to bold down sixth po
sition in standings.
Newton, pathfinder for the field
in seven of the fourteen laps to
date, shuffled along for distance,
handicapped by an injured ankle.
He continued to hold top stand
ing by nearly eight hours.
The Cook Painters of Kansas City
tonight won the American Ama
teur Athletic Union national bas
ketball championship by defeat
ing the Kansas City Athletic club
25 to 23 in a scorching battle,
the outcome of which was always
Now that the state basketball
tournament is over, and all is well,
some 30 local gunners are focus
ing their attentions on this after
noons Oregonian telegraphic trap
shoot. . Today marks the beginning of
the fifth week of competition for
the 28 clubs competing, and finds
the Cherrians holding second place
honors, with every member of the
local club determined to put the
capital city at the head of the list
in today's encounter. .
The weather looks favorable
and every gunner a in the best of
condition, which gives tike Salem
itea every reason to believe that
they will shoot themselves to first
place honors in today's match
Salem s opponents in today's
trapshoot are Yamhill county,
holdfng ninth place; Bandon hold
ers of 11th place and Monitor
which Is 13th. If dope figures in
today's shoot, Salem should come
out the victor in all three matches.
Six tie scores were shot in last
Sunday's shoot, being between
Portland vs. Medford, Salem vs.
Roseburg, Monitor vs. Roseburg,
Lane county vs. Washington coun
ty vs. Enterprise, and The Dalles
vs. Halsey.
Heppner, winner of the 1926
telegraphic trapshoot, is still at
the head of the list, with 12 vic
tories and no defeats.
Following is the regular sched
ule for today's triple-header.
First round Arlington vs.
Washington county; La Grande vs.
Enterprise; Portland vs. Halsey;
Lane county vs. Echo; The Dalles
vs. Astoria; Klamath vs. Pendle
ton; Toledo vs. Bend; Heppner vs.
Roseburg; Salem rs Biandon;
Monitor vs. Yamhill county; Siletz
bay vs. Coquille; Huntington vs.
Prlneville; Baker vs. Union; Nee
dy vs. Medford.
Second round Arlington vs.
Enterprise; La Grande vs. Halsey;
Portland vs. Echo; Lane county
vs. Astoria; The Dalles vs. Pendle
ton; Klamath vs. Bend; Toledo vs.
Roseburg; Heppner vs. Bandon;
Salem vs. Yamhill county; Moni
tor vs. Coquille; Siletz bay vs.
Prlneville; Huntington vs. Union;
Baker vs. Medford; Needy vs.
Washington county.-
Third round Arlington vs. La
Grande; Portland vs. Lane county;
The Dalles vs. Klamath; Toledo
vs. Heppner; Salem vs. Monitor;
Siletz bay vs. Huntington; Baker
vs. Needy; Halsey vs. Echo; As
toria vs. Pendleton; Bend vs. Rose
burg; Bandon vs. Yamhill coun
ty; Coquille vs. Prlneville; Union
vs. Medford; Washington county
vs. Enterprise.
The standings of the teams fol
low :
Won Lost Pet.
All-Tournament Quintets
Picked by Sport Writers
Dolp, Washington, forward James, Tillamook, forward
Melvin, Medford, forward Duffy, Salem, forward
Lewis, Washington, center Beechfer, Salem, Center
Knowlton, Tillamook, guard Kelly, Salem, guard
Morgan, Medford, guard McCartney, Washington, guard
Honorable mention: Forwards, MacDonald, Medford; Ar
vola, Astoria; Gibson, The Dalles; centers, Phipps, Medford;
Wilson, Astoria; guards, Iiljberg, Marshfield.
Good players were so plentiful in this year's state basket
ball tournament that the referees literally throw up their
hands and declined to pick an all-star team. Local sport
writers selected the above lineup, while Portland sport writ
ers picked the two following teams:'
First Team Second Team
James, Tillamook, forward Duffy, Salem, forward
Dolp, Washington, forward Melvin, Medford, forward
Lewis, Washington, center Phipps, Medford, center
Knowlton, Tillamook, guard Kelly, Salem, guard
Morgan, Medford, guard McCartney, Washington, guard
The first string selections differed only in one forward
position. The Portland writers picked James of Tillamook,
but the local writers took into consideration in picking Mel
vin that he was his team's mainstay in the final ranie, and
gave him a little extra credit for performing. ,o creditably
under the extra strain that contest entailed.
The referees, Ralph Coleman 'and Al French, found diffi
culty in selecting two forwards that deserved first place.
Their choice did not dwindle down to five men, but included
the following: 1
First team, Duffy of Salem, Dolp of Washington, Melvin
of Medford. forwards; Lewis of Washington, center; Kelly
of Salem, Knowlton of Tillamook and MacDonald of Medford,
Second team, James of Tillamook and Phipps of Medford,
forwards; Wilson of Astoria, center; McCartney of Wash
ington and Lyons of Salem, guards.
Honorable mention, Arvola of Astoria, Chapman of Marsh
field, Gibson of The Dalles, forwards; Beechler of Salem,
center; Garnett of Medford, guard.
NEW YORK, Mar. 17 (AP)
William Ayde Lott. youthful New
Yorker, today won the national
men's Indoor tennis title by de
feating Julius Selingson of Le
high, In a hard fought five-set
match, 2-5, 6-1. 6-4. 6-2.
Salem .....
Klamath ......
Lane County
M 8
Yamhill County 8 4 .66
Enterprise 7 4 .636'
Bandon 7 5 .583
Washington County ..6 5 .645
Monitor 6 5 .645
Echo 6 6 .500
Pendleton 6 6 .500
LaGrande 6 6 .800
Huntington 6 6 .600
Halsey 6 6 .455
Bend 5 7 .417
The Dalles 4 7 .3 64
Astoria 4 8 .333
Prlneville -4 8 .3 33
Baker -.3 9 .250
Needy 2 10
Arlington 2 10 .167
Sllets Bay 1 11 .083
Union 1 11 .083
Toledo 1 11 .083
BUFFALO. N. Y., Mar. 17
(AP) J. N. Bozeman of Los An
geles won the three cushion cham
pionship of the amateur billiard
association of America tonight
when he defeated Lewis M. Volger
of Indianapolis, in the final game
50 to 18, in 49 innings. Bozeman
went through the week's play
without a defeat.
The old-fashioned girl didn't
tell mother everything. She didn't
know everything. San Francisco
They should never have fired
that American league rookie down
la New Orleans ast because he
was a poet. Anyone who could
write poetry after watching a lot
of left-handers In ; action Is
' Poetry should nT be sneezed at.
Kipling never had to stand oat is
the sun playing host to fly balls,
and yet he can bay and sell any
red neck in the bashes,
Sir Walter Scott was another
hot number who hit .900 In the
stanza league. He was a major
leaguer 100 years before the first
rookie was born, and he still Is
rated in the big time.
All a poet does Is find words
that sounr like twins and he gets
paid for It! Besides poshing a
pen never gave anyone a Charley
But yon have to have brains to
write poetry, and whoever heard
of a rookie having anything else
but an appetite and a round hair
ClncinnatuS ' after, conquering
the enemies of Rome went back
to his plow and Lindbergh after
-rjBg the world went back
Marshfield 27-22
Washington 37-16
Washington 46-22
Medford 32-20
Washington 27-23
The Dalles
j The Dalles 28-18
Medford 40-11
Salem 36-34
Medford 21-20
Wallowa 31-25
i 'MeLoughlin
Tillamook 37-20
Tillamook 27-9
The Dalles
Astoria 36-21
Astoria 28-27
Salem 48-20
Salem 33-27
Baseball prospects for the com
ing season at Oregon State are not
too bright, according to Ralph
Coleman, coach, who has been in
Salem officiating at the basketball
'.ournament. The Orangemen lose
.167 virtually their entire pitching
staff from last season. No letter
men chuckers are available so the
outcome of the season will depend
on how the pitchers develop.
Other positions are well taken
care of either by lettermen or
good reserve material.
Pitchers on the freshman squad
last year were below standard
with the result that the rooks
won only one game during hte en
tire season.
Pitchers and catchers have been
working Indoors for more than a
month and will be in condition to
pitch to batters when the weather
becomes a little warmer. Coach
Coleman Is planning on keeping
the entire sq.uad here during the
spring vacation which starts next
Men' trying out for the pitching
staff are Bjontegard. from the re
serve squad of two years ago;
Owens, and Owings. from last
year's reserve squad; Mills, Bos-
tock, and Wagner from the fresh
man squad. Maple, a one' year
letterman, will be behind the plate
as also will Hamm and Cabbage
who caught for the rooks two
years ago, and in addition Carter
and Uhle from last year's fresh
man squad.
Cloyes, a letterman, who is an
excellent fielder but somewhat
weak at the bat will probably get
first call at the initial bag. Marett
and Thompson from the varsity re
serve of ' last season and Torson
from the freshman team' are good
looking prospects.
Captain Barney Hafenfeld Is a
veteran letterman for second base.
Swede Johnson and Spriggs from
the reserves are also expected to
be oat for this position. Qaayle.
another letterman. will be at short
as also will be Bagley from Mast
year's reserve squad. Vadna'ls
and. Remmell looked good" In this
position for the rooks last season.
No varsity men are available
for third base. Red Bo u ten who
had two more years of varsity
competition is with Hollywood
club of the Pacific coast league
Jenks. the other third baseman
was graduated and is now with
the San Francisco Seals. Logan
and Belleville are two lettermen
who will be back for positions In
the outfield. Buerke and John
Drager from the freshman squad
look like good prospects for the
outer gardea.
The Orangemen won the west
ern division championship and fell
before Washington State In the
final game for the northern di
vision championship last year.
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In the final game of the consol
ation series, the Salem high hoop-
sters came out victorious, and de
feated the strong Tillamook five
1 tn 7 Tho Tillnmnnlr ntllntet
took a 7 point lead before the lo
cal teard waa able to score a sin
gle point and it looked as though
the cheesemakers were well n
their way to cop the consolation
cup. James, sensational iorwara
and high point man in the tourna
ment, opened up a scoring attack
from midfloor which netted him
1G points in last night's fracae.
and it seemed as though ri.V
couldn't miss. The first quarter
ended 9 to 4 for Tillamook.
During the second quarter the
red and black hoopmen slowly
nosed to the front and checked the
Tillamook ecoring to end the half
16 to 14 for Tillamook.
The third quarter was nip and
tuok. each team shooting
shots, accounting for several miss
es. Again, ihe Cherrians forged
ahead and were never overcome
by the cheesemakers. The third
quarter ended 21 to 18 favoring
Ail till 1 J 14 I l . 4UI11 ivi .,r vj.a-
loiniUii increased their lead ami
were more careful with their
.s!nts. James, Tillamook forward,
broke loose in this quarter and
scored basket after basket from
midfloor, but the locals had too
great a lead for them to overtake
and the gun found the score 33 to
2 7 for Salem.
Salem (33) FG
Duffy, f 3
Lyons, f 2
Beechler, c 3
Ecker, g 1
Kelley, g 6
0 2
S 2
Totals . .
Tillamook (27)
James, f
Buel. f
Page, c
Knowlton, g . .
Medcalf, g
Chapin, f
. .14
. . 7
.. Q
Totals 12 6 - 7
Referee, Coleman; Umpire,
It's the general Impression
among a lot of baseball freshmen
that meter Is something hi a taxi
cab and a ballad consists of a
bunch of Russian dancers.
4 to;ik.
Tired and worn out. the light
Astoria high: school basketeers
were eluu '4rom runner
competlttor -rna-
ment in .tt
Villi UD
score cf
team played stellar ball t .
out the entire contest, and com
pletely outclassed the Fishermen,'
who Friday night defeated the
fast Marshfield cagemen by a
single point, 28 to 27, The As-
torians did not show the. fight.
accuracy and speed in yesterday's
tilt that they demonstrated In
their former encounter with the
Capital city hoopsters.
Coach Louis Anderson . sent Ja
all his substitutes, with the soba
showing plenty of ability In both
the offense and defense.
.Beechler, center., was. again
high point man, scoring 14 post
ers all of which were made-nn
field goals. Robert Kelly, guard.
was close second with 10 mark
Salem (4S)
oninwa, i . . . ,
a Kelly r
Duffv f i va
.vain r i i l
Kafoary g 1 1 , , 1
R Kelly g . . .. . t
Ecker a 1 ..;c
Totals ..21 4; -.It
Astoria (301 .
Arvola t ....... ... 4
L.uthe t
Wilson e .......... . : .1
Larson g
Hause. g
Pesonen g ........
Quian. f .
Totals C
Referee, Coleman ;
t 8
( AP) Manager Nick Williams of
the Ban Francisco Seals gave the
regulars a short workout this
morning and then turned , the
diamond over to the Pacific Grove
Giants: who wanted a game with
me eai rooaies. - ,- .
. The rookies beat the Giants 10
ta 0 In a seven.innin tame. The
rookies atol 1C bases. .
, Vernon Gomes who pltcbedtne
last fear tunings struck pstht
of the 12 of tha meaw A
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