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ThB dUEGOlt STATESMAN, Salen. Oregon, Wedcnsday Morning, Angnst 28, 1929
Curtis Davis, Riekreall boy who 1
1 pitching this year, for the San
Francisco Seals. was the Portland
Ducks' first victim In the big par
ade Sunday that put the Ducks in
a solo lead in the Coast league. It
Isn't to Davis' discredit that he
was put on skids as an incident
to the Portland ttam'g spectacular
rally, when all the other S. F.
pitchers had bftn treated the
same way. At that, only two of
Portland's runs in that game were
really chargeable to Davis. Some
of the others resulted from hits
Into the overflow crowd in the
Four of the Girod boys that
may be all of them, for all we
know played with the Chema
M'n Woodmen in Sunday's game
against the Pedee Woodmen
Tu pair who played around
aetond base for the Mt. Scott
Timers earlier la the seasoa held
down the same positions for
Chemawa. and another was on
Reports don't state whether or
not there were any double plays,
but if there were, the scorer pro
bably recorded tl.em "Girod to Gi
rod to Girod."
Informal reports from Co
quille that Billy Sullivan hit a
homer and three singles were a
trifle Inaccurate. He hit two
three baggers, resulting in three
of Eugene's runs. With two men
on in the ninth, another big
chance came tip and Billy made
a mighty wallop hot a former
teammate on the Senators,
Marlow, raced away back and
snagged the ball.
Wonder If the Bend Elks really
wanted to play the Senators
turning them down that way when
there -was only $50 difference in
their Ideas of what the series was
We recall three years ago when
we were managing the Bend Elks
tiiere, we didn t intend to let that
lil. and besides there were three
or four other managers working
with us but anyway, a Harris
burg team wanted to come up and
plar us, but wouldn't listen to a
60-40 split. No sir. they wanted
a hundred and a quarter, win or
You should have seen those
fellows' eyee pop out when they
looked over a crowd of well
over a thousand fans. They had
just thrown away a hundred
berries by insisting on a flat
Speaking of gate receipts, we'll
bet Tom Turner has learned some
thing I n the last week about
whether a winning team pays or
not. It's a cinch that a crowded
park more than makes up for the
difference between paying good
ball players and mediocre ones.
For years we've heard that
Portland was the bet baseball
town on the coast if given any
aort of ball team to support.
Now it's being proven. But Tur
ner, or if reports are true, the
lys back In Philadelphia who
really control the Portland club
slid along for years giving
Portland mediocre ball and
barging up losses at the gate
against the profits from deve
opiug green players and selling
But here it is, still August,
and the Ducks leading the league
Sometime in July, just last month.
our typewriter turned out some
thing like this:
"If Portland's Ducks don't win
ball game pretty soon, the
acribes will have to begin figuring
out their percentage by hand;
there'll be nothing in the 'ready
reckoner' to go by."
What a whale of a difference
Just a few weeks makes.
PITTSBUR6H 7 TO 4
PHILADELPHIA. Aug. 27.
CAP) A seventh inning rally by
thA Philadelphia Nationals in
which they scored seven runs
rave them a 7 to 4 victory over
the Pittsburgh Pirates today.
R. H. K
Brame and Hemsley;
Cabs Defeat Reds
CHICAGO, Aug. 27. (AP)
The Cubs ran their string over
the Reds to three straight by de
feating the Cincinnati visitors here
today by four to one. The only
rnn off Fred Blake was Curt
Walker's homer in the fourth
Rogers H'ornsby collected four
hits of Luque and Donohne.
R. H. E,
Chicago 4 7
Luque and Gooch; Blake, Dono-
bue and Taylor.
Divide 2 Games
Lincoln playground lost a
chance to tie with Fourteenth
street for first place when It split
a doubleheader. Jimmy Nichol
son, Fourteenth, hit three borne
The first game went to Lincoln
If to 21 and the second to Four
teenth 14 to J. Batteries fori
both games were Ritchie and
Mathews for Lincoln and Perrlne
and Halo for fourteenth.
PHILLIES WIN OVER
HI MNI EM b
Walters Pitches Entire Tilt
Despite Six Run Lead
PORTLAND. Ore.. Aug. 27. -
(AP) The Portland Ducks won
their sixteenth straight today at I
the exoense of Los Angeles with a
wild ninth inning rally tnai
brought the score from 8 to 4 in
favor of the Angels to 9 to 8 for
"Fat Man" Wallace Walters,
who had the mound for Portland,
won his own game when, after the
Ducks had tallied four times in
the fatal ninth, he laced out a
Kinele. seorlne Harris with the
The Angels took a six run lead
early in the game but Bill Rod
cers refused to remove Walters
from the hill.
R. H. E.
Los Aneeles 8 11 1
Portland 9 IS
Walsh. Holllng. Crandall and
Sandberg; Walters and Tomlin.
Seals Wallop Tribe
SEATTLE. Aug. 27. (AP)
San Francisco took the series
opener here apday and defeated
the Indian baseball club 8 to 4
in a free hitting game. Crosettl,
visitor Bhortstop, homed in the
fifth with one on and Alamada
Seattle, hit for the" circuit in the
R. H. E.
San Francisco 8 12 1
Seattle 4 10 5
Thurston and Penebsky; Flsch
Sheiks Trim Sacs
LOS ANGELES. Aug. 27.
(AP) Four home runs, two of
them by Young Harry Green, fig
ured in Hollywood's 12 to 4 vic
tory over Sacramento in the series
R. H. B.
Sacramento .-4 a 1
Hollywood -12 15 0
Vinci. Gillich. French and Har
ris; Shellenbaca and Severeid.
Oaks Defeat Red
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27.
AP) Oakland took the first
game of this week's series today
from, the San Francisco Missions
with a score of 4 to 2. Arlett and
Carlyle both drove in homers for
the Oaks, while on the Mission s
runs was a homer hit by Hufft.
Daglia, pitching for the Oaks, held
his opponents to seven hits.
R. II. S.
Daglia and Lombard!;
Planting ot 50 guinea birds In
the district near Detroit was com
pleted Tuesday by Ben Claggett,
deputy game warden for this sec
tion, the birds being the 'first of
that kind ever released in the
Claggett is hopeful that the
birds will multiply rapidly and add
in time to the game birds avail
able for hunters.
More than a year ago two dozen
turkeys were planted near De
troit and these have increased in
number quite rapidly. Claggett
finds hem becoming more elusive
each time he visits the district
They now keep such a distance
from him that be is troubled to
When Claggett planted the gui
nea hens this week he opened the
sacks In which they had been
brought from the Pendlefon game
farm and immediately the birds
took for the wood 3 some flying as
far as 200 yards in their rush for
cover. Claggett says the area
around Detroit Is an ideal refuge
for the birds. v hue the season on
turkeys and guinea fowl is closed
throughout the year eventually it
will be opened when there is suf
ficient supply to permit satisfac
CLEVELAND, Aug. 27 (AP)
Most of the favorites Including
Mrs. Leona Pressler, Lot Angeles,
defending champion, came
through victoriously in their first
18 hole round matches in the
womens western tournament to
day butone of the mightiest little
golfing marvels ot the tourna
ment. Virginia Wilson, ot Chica
go, struck a par breaking rival
and varished from the champion
The frail appearing Chlcagoan.
who established an all time record
for women' coif last June by
shooting a spectacular 71 on the
rugged Allegheny country clab
course at Pittsburgh, fell before
Mrs. Greogg Llfar of Los Angeles
by a s and 1 margin.
There was nothing radically
wrong with Miss Wilson's golf as
she matched her tew mistakes
with four birdies to shoot area
par o a the seventeen holes It took
te decide the Issue. She Just ran
into the former California cham
pion when the latter was playing
not golf, a game that gave her the
ieae) meet of the Journey and
card of one under par.
Hangars to house 20D air Dianas
are contemplated at Lunken air
Win 16m Straight Game by Beating
V Still Fighting Father Time
mmf ir v. -y mmmmtSr Father
UIT was never in the vocabu-'
lary of William Tilden's
nature, either on biasing
tennis courts or elsewhere. For
more than seven years "Big BuT
was the monarch of bis chosen
game in many respects the great
est of all tennis champions. But
that game demands the - full pep
and strength ef youth when one
would be a champion, and to,
when a few younger and peppier
stars arrived from France three
years ago, the Reign ef Tilde n
came to an end.
Ever since, the rangy and pow
erfal former champion has been
W. U. GRAD3 FILL
AWieilC I earns OT CO nlUtl
Schools Are Guided by
Athletic squads of at least 2S
high schools in the west will work
under the direction of Willamette
university graduates this fall, ac
cording to records on file at the
university. At least five mem
bers of the 1929 graduating class
will either take positions as ath.
letlc directors, or Include coach
ing In their general duties as high
A considerable number of Wil
lamette graduates have found ath
letic coaching a stepping stone to
more remunerative positions as
high school principals and city su
Athletes from Willamette are In
demand as coaches, because of the
school's high standards of schol
arship and leadership, and also
because Willamette - has had, for
the most part, capable men at the
head of its athletic department.
Following is the present list.
Henry Hartley, who has been
coaching at Raymond, Wash.,
goes to Coquille high.
Willis Hathaway, 1929 gradu
ate, will coach baseball and bas
ketball in a Colorado high school.
Clive Zeller, who coached last
year at Finley, Wash., goes to
Battleground high, a larger
Kenneth Tan Nice, 1929 gradu
ate will coach at Silverton.
Gurriee Flesher, 1929 graduate,
will coach at Leslie Junior high
Kenneth Litchfield, 1929 grad.
uate, will be principal of the Bel-
lefontalne high school and- will
Rein Jackson remains at
Franklin high, Portland.
Russell Rarey will remain at
Fred Patton, who has been
school superintendent and high
school principal in addition to
coaching athletics at Falls City,
has been elected to a position at
Ramon Dimlck will coach at
Redwood City, Cal., the . best
equipped niKn school in that state.
He formerly coached in Washing
Harold Dimlck will coach at
Walla Walla, Wash., again this
Hiram Fasnacht will coach at
David Ellis will be at Tenasket,
Wash., where he coaches in addi-
battling gallantly te regain hisring of
laurels. Tildes came close to that
twice, and again he will try to win
the National Championship at
Forest Hills early in September.
Bill beat Borotra ut the Davis Cup
Mat eh recently, but Cachet's
youthful guns were toe much for
the thing Old Master. Tfldea
flashed some old-time tennis daring
these overseas- event, and he is
likely to provide many thrilling
moments in the U. S. title matches.
Tens of thousands would like to
see Tfldea win some big event
again, because, with the possible
exception of "Comet" McLongh
lin, "Big Bin" was the most stir-
Cocvrlatit. its. KUc Peatm Srrdtrata. Tnm.
Believe it or Not, Only
Seven of 24 First String
Grid Men Return to W. U.
Only seven of the athletes who
earned football letters at Willam
ette university last season, will be
on hand to form the nucleus for
the 1929 squad when practice is
started a week from next Monday,
Coach Spec Keene announced
Tuesday after finishing the sur
vey he has been making of the
plans of his experienced players.
This is no bear story. Coach
Keene isn't announcing that his
team this fall will be below stand
ard; that remains to be seen. He
is just simply reporting facts and
leaving such portion of the read
ing public as is Interested in Will
amette's athletio prospects to
Judge for itself as to reasons and
Willamette's athletic mortality
has been high; no actuary in the
world would write an Insurance
policy guaranteeing any athlete to
return after the fall vacation.
Twenty-four football players
fulfilled the requirements for
winning letters, though not that
many received or will receive
them, because of the rule that
Jetters won in the freshman year
are not Issued until sophomore
standing is attained.
Waldo Zeller will coach at Ar.
Orlo Gillet will again coach at
John Robins will continue his
work at Sisters, where he turns
out fast basketball team In addi
tion to being superintendent and
high school principal.
Bryan McKittrick will continue
his successful coaching career at
Loren Basler, whose football
teams at Boise, Idaho, high school
hare not been defeated for sor
er al years, will continue his work
H. P. Jewett will coach at Cen
John Rodman will coach at Ma
William Mudra, formerly coach
at Albany, will coach at Salinas,
Burgess Ford, who formerly
coached at Amity, will be at 1
Gooding, Idaho, in similar work..
DeLoss Robertson, who coach
ed last year at Monroe, Wash.,
goes to a new Job at White Sal
Willis Vincent will coach at
James Caughlln will coach at
Paul Brown will continue
coaching at West Linn,
- Aubrey Fletcher wiU 'continue
1mm iiwiiwii cwuu uia gjlllliawuni
instructor at Parrlsh jaalor high
all tennis court thrill-
Tfldea was te tennis what Rati
is to baseball and Dempsey is U
pugilism. That trio, incidentally,
reached their respective heights a1
about the same time and each has
been slipping in the past three ot
fear years. Bill and the Babe ar
gamely battling to postpone Time's
retirement fiat which Jack proba
bly has obeyed, despite frequent
reports favoring his return to the
Dempsey undoubtedly knows
he's through; but BO! and Babe
well "The Sport Bog hopes they
triumph many times more befors
bowing te the inevitable.
A little song to the tune of "Forty-nine
Bottles" might be written
about the situation. Twenty-four
athletes turned in their suits, five
couldn't pay their board bills,
then there were 19. It doesn't
rhyme, but it gives the idea. Five
left school before the semester
was over, for financial reasons.
By the end of the year this list
was Increased to eight, and in
ability to fatten the pocketbook
during the summer, will prevent
two from returning this fall;
that leaves 14.
Seven will be back, and that
leaves seven to account for. One,
Page, will transfer to another
school. Two graduated Mort and
Betts. One, Mumford, had played
four years. Two will be seniors,
who, along with earning a living,
won't have time from their studies
to play football.
That leaves one, and he is In
Financial reasons, la other
words, are responsible for loss of
12 'out of the 17. Of course,
there's a slight overlapping in
these figures; one player who
dropped out before the year was
over, planned to return this fall,
but has finally decided to trans
fer to another scbool.
The lettermen returning are
Paul Ackerman. center; Robert
Hillis and Charles Gill, guards:
John Versteeg and Percy Carpen
ter, tackles; Garnie Cranor and
Curtis French, halfbacks.
Last year's reserves are going
to be equally scarce; the list in
cludes Ed Cardinal, Don Faber, Al
bert McBee and Floyd Holt. Fresh
men known to be planning to turn
out include Keith Jones and John
Gottfried, Salem high graduates.
George Scales. Bearcat basketball
and baseball star, will try his
hand at the pigskin game.
City Wide Boys9
To be Arranged
Plans for a city wide boys' ten
nis tournament were discussed
Monday night by a committee re
presenting the T. II. C. A. boys'
tenals club, which will sponsor
the event. The tournament will
open next Wednesday.
An entry list of at least 32 Is
expected. A tournament limited
to members of the club was pre
viously held successfully. Ths
committee making plans for the
city wide tourney includes Louis
Bean, Junior Derera and Bob
SAL! TO PLAY
Game Scheduled For Sundey
In Southern City to
The Salem Senators will play
the Coquille Loggers Sunday at
Coauille. and the winner will
claim the seml-pro championship
of western Oregon. The Senators
on the Oregon-Washington
league championship, and tho
Loggers won the Valley - Bay
Only the one game has been
scheduled, but Manager Frisco
Edwards of the Senators is angl
ing for a Labor day game with
some other team in tne south
western part of the state.
Judging from its 11 to 6 victory
over Eugene in the final game
for the Valley-Bay title, the uo
quille team is quite capable of
giving the Senators a brisk bat
tle. Gilbert. Coquille pitcher, held
the Eurene hitters to seven safe
btnglea. while the Coquille boys
were eatheriris: ten. Gilbert is de
scribed as a slabman wno aims
for the cotners and gives the op
position little opportunity to
swipe at the ball, forcing them
to hit to the Infield. He seldom
tries for strikeouts.
To back un Gilbert's pitching.
the Loggers played almost perfect
ball in the field, only one boODie
beine committed. Foss at second
base ahd Stewart at shortstop
handled three chances each sue
cessfully, and Rice st third base
Geenan, the first baseman, was
the Loggers heavy slugger bun
dav. getting a home run and t
three bagger off the delivery ot
Bill Baker. University of Oregon
Rrnndaee. left fielder. Is
usualy the Loggers' hitting star.
but he was off form last bunaay
Others who play regularly in the
outfield are Marlow and Heatn
Mananr Fortier officiates with
the mask and big mitt.
SEEDED TEAMS AHE
BROO KLINE, Mass., Aug. 27
(AP) The tail-end seeded teams
as both the American and foreign
lists today met with disaster in
the aecond round play of the 4 sin
notional doubles championship
were on the Longwood turf courts
Frits Mercur, Bethlehem, fa
and J. Gilbert Hall. Orange, N. J
seeded fourth, were eliminated by
thm mid-western youngsters, vv
F. Coon, Jr., of Kansas City and
Harris CoKgeshall. DesMOines
Iowa. -4. 11-13. 7-5. 7-5.
The eauallr ranked British
team, E. R. Avory and E. M. Buz
zard, both of Oxford university,
was put out by F. X. Shields,
New York, and Donald Strachan of
These two matches were the on
ly upsets of the day. When the
second day's volleying ceased, the
first three American teams ana
the two top-ranking foreign pairs
were safely in the quarter finals
Bill Tilden and Frank Hunter,
1927 champions, seeded third, had
an easy session with A. W. Jones
and E. W. Ingraham of Provi
dence, defeating them in straight
sets 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.
H. W. Austin and J. S. Olliff.
the top-seeded British pair, delat
ed George O'Connell and Fred
Royer of Chicago, 11-9, 6-3, 3-6,
6-2. And Johnny van Ryn and
Wilnier Allison, Davis cup doubles
champions gained a bracket from
David Jones of New York City,
and Richard Murphy of Utica, N
Y.. by defeating them 6-2, 6-2,
7-5. In other second round
matches Berkeley Bell. Austin,
Texas, and Lewis N. White, Dal
las, Texas, defeated H. H. Hysde,
Hartford, Conn., and W. B. Wood,
Jr., Boston 7-5, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3.
George- M. Lott, Jr., Chicago,
and John Doeg, Santa Monica,
Cal., defeated Bradhaw Harrison,
Portland, Ore., and Kenneth Ap-
pel. Orange, N. J., 6-3, 2-6, 4-6,
PARIS (AP) A new system of
treating young offenders by send
ing them to a special reform
school, is being started. At the
school they will bo given medico-
psychological examinations and
treatment designed to fit them
for good citizenship. Boys, for ex
ample, will be taught trades for
which they seem especially adapt
.OF THE CLUBS
W. U Pet
W. U Pet.
85 23 .614
SI 34 .579
S3 35 .501
83 2 .552
83 28 .553
SO 3S .517
33 34 .393
IS 45 .224
W. U Pet. I W. L. Pet
Chicara 83 87 .69iBrooklr 54 65 .454
6T 51 .568Cinela.
53 71 .423
51 69 .425
48 72 .400
66 55 .545, Phil.
eo eo .50o,Bost
W. L. Pct.l W. L. Pet.
84 39 .683j Detroit 67 65 .467
70 48 .568 WaUu 54 65 .454
65 57 .53U;Chicnf 49 73 .402
S3 53 .521 Boston 43 79 .352
Portland 0; Los Angoles 8.
San Francisco tf; Seattl 4.
Hollywood 12 ; Sacramento 4.
Oakland 4; Mission 2.
Philadelphia 7: Pittsburgh 4.
Chicago 4; Cincinnati 1.
N other games played.
Washington 5; Boston 4.
New York 3; Philadelphia 0.
No other fames played.
Indians Don't Have Much Ex
Necessity for bulaiing up an en
tirely new football team, is the
prospect which faces R. G. Down-
le, coach at Chemawa Indian
school, as the government insti
tution faces Its first season of
gridiron competition as a mem
ber of the state high school ath
Nearly all of last year's regu
lars in this sport, and for that
matter In other sports, either
graduated or will not return this
fall. Coach Downle reports. The
last two years have witnessed the
graduation of a large group of
boys who had been participating
in athletics at Chemawa for three
and four years.
Nevertheless, there will be a
likely squad of youngsters ready
to report when Coach Downle is
sues the call for candidates about
September 1. Admission of Che
mawa into the state association,
assuring it ot competition on an
equal basis with other high
schools, has done much to develop
interest in athletics there; an In
terest which had begun to ebb af
ter Chemawa's halycon days of
competition with the colleges
when its students were older men
than the present crop.
The principal difficulty fore
seen by Coach Downle is develop
ing a new team this year, Is not
one of material, but of instilling
confidence in a group of compar
atively inexperienced players.
Two games with Portland high
schools will open the season, fol
lowed by a tilt against the O. S. C.
Rooks. A game with Salem high
school has been signed up for Oc
Because we want to give you
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Suggest that your nextpair be
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mous for their splendid performance
Athletics Blanked Two
0 by George Pipgras
Allowing 3 Hits
NEW YORK. Aug. 27 (AP)
George Pipgras shut out the Ath
letics by 2 to 0 here today in the
first half of a two-game series, al
lowing ths slugging Macks only
three hits. The Yankees scored a
run off George Earnshaw In the
second on Boley's tumble, but
earned one run in the sixth. Bob
Grove pitched the final inning for
R H B
Xew York 1 I
Philadelphia 0 S 1
Ernshaw, Grove and Coch
rane; Pipgras and Dickey.
Soloas Shade Boston
WASHINGTON. Aug. 27 (AP)
The Washington Senators open
ed their home stay today by de
5 to 4, in four-
R H B
4 10 S
5 11 1
and A. Gaston;
Jones, Braxton and Spencer.
14TH STREET BOYS
Flying, swimming, running and
climbing are on the schedule of
events for boys of the Fourteenth
street playground for Friday.
Thirteen events are listed and
many of these will be run off in
three classes. The bicycle race for
newsboys will be ridden.
The events, first place in all ot
which will call for prizes for first
place, will be 50 yard dash, 100
yard dash, sack race, 25 yard
swim, free style; 25 yard swim,
backstroke; underwater swim, dis
tance; diving, kite flying, bar
chinning, rope climb, 14 feet;
high Jump and broad Jump.
The bicycle race is an annual
affair, last year drawing more
than SO entrants and with as
many expecting to enter this sea
son. Plans for an inter-club golf
tournament between members ot
the Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions
clubs were outlined at a meeting
of the Kiwanis club Tuesday noon.
T. H. Hicks, X. M. Doughton and
E. E. Bragg were named on a, com
mittee to represent that organ iia
tlon in preparing for the contest.
The suggestion of the Kiwanis
members is to have the match
without handicaps with playera
turning their score on 18 holes
played before the tournament to
determine the players against
whom they will be matched.
SERVICE CLUBS MAY
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