The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, June 03, 1932, Page 8, Image 8

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    Tht OREGON STATESMAN, Salem. Oregon, Friday Morning, June 3, 1932
A 77
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for Henry Jones us JrQund by Harry. Irlahl
Has Beaten Strawberry King
Twice; Ticket Price for
Summer is Reduced
Matchmaker Harry Plant has
been trying to no avail during the
jast nine months to bring some
welterweight wrestler to Salem
who can win from Henry Jones of
Provo, Utah, and at last It looks
as though he has the gentleman
spotted who can turn the trick.
At least Art Smertz of Salt Lake
City. Utah has already defeated
Jones twice and believes that he
can do it again In the Salem
- Both Smertz and Jones hall
from the same state and as far as
Oregonlans are concerned they
seem like backyard neighbors' to
each other. Smertx Is the welter
weight champion of the Inter
mountain region by virtue of his
Tlctcry over Henry Jones.
While Smertz has twice defeat
ed the old Strawberry King, Jones
Is not at aj.1 loathe to tangle with
him and In fact Is welcoming an
opportunity9 to take another crack
at the grappler who took his title
from him.
Art Smertx is not only a wres
tier, but also an aviator and may
employ the airplane spin, though
he haa a habit of using the head
scissors combined with other
holds in winning his matches.
Special reduced summer prices
for tickets will prevail.
Those "Weak" Teams!
Awards Made
To Woodburn
High Athletes
WOODBURN. June 2. Awards
for various activities were pre
sented last week at the last gen
eral assembly at the high scho:.
Awards were given for baseball,
golf and girls' gymnasium and
ports work.
Gilbert Od die, baseball coach,
presented certificates and letters
to the following members of this
year's team: Bob Reed, pitcher;
Cornelius Gearin, catcher; Leo
Halter, catcher; Kenneth Evans,
second baseman; Lyle Sklller,
shortstop; Bob Boyle, third base
man; Perry Sandsem, outfielder;
Lyle Landsem, pitcher; Orren Ot
toway, outfielder; Lawrence
Koch, outfielder; Carl Schwab,
first baseman, and Henry Wolfe,
outfielder. This year Woodburn
high school's baseball team won
second place In the Willamette
lnterscholastic league in base
ball, with seven wins and two de
feats, tllverton was first and Mo
lalla third.
James D. Miller, who coached
golf, presented letters to Donald
Courtney, Bingham Powell and
Eugene Goldade. The golf team
took part in eight matches.
Miss Alma Taylor gave out the
letters to girls for activities in
sports. The awarding was under
the Oregon point system, and
those who received letters took
part in a number of sports. Those
who received the awards for 50
points in the work were Mabel
Norton, May Breed, Marjorie
Jones. Doris Arney, Ruth Hanson,
Veda Nendel, Edith Bates. Dora
nooner. Hazel Shrock and Lois
Proctor. Those who made 100
points under the system, are Mary
Jackson. , Lois Proctor, Donni
Conye. Anna Dooper and Mildred
Grim. Three girls. Hazel Free-
berg, Noma Hill and Roma Kal-
lak, received the nlgneet nonors,
those for making 150 points In
th comnetitlon.
Delmar Ramsdell, president of
the senior class, said a few part
ing words and made formal pre
sentation ot the new backstops
tor the tennis court. The senior
has also oaid for the redec
orating of exterior scenes of the
stage equipment.
Forty-two persons passed the
Red Cross life saving tests in last
week's campaign, 26 of them in
the senior and 16 in the Junior di
visions. It was announced yester
day. The senior classes were at
tended by 38, the Junior by 24
Those passing the senior exam
inations are:
Katherlne Harton, Elizabeth
Smith, Anna Jo Fleming, Donna
Bishop, Art Boeschen, Lewis
Hershberger, Joe Hershberger,
Bob Parker, Thoren Kent, Leon
ard Wilson, Ben Reesey, Waldo
Mills, Betty Moffatt, Lydia Wil
son, Bill Unrath, Don Chapel,
Helene Price, Sydney Hannaford,
Lorraine Sheldon, June Edwards,
Margaret Ross, Richard Hlday,
Charles Perry, Arlo Cornell, Rich
ard Johannsen, Elwood Raymond.
Successful Juniors are:
Florence Utter, Betty Baker,
Egon Hoffman, Max Kenyon, Jan
et Collier, Phyllis Miller, Eliza
beth Lewis, Marjorie Pickens,
Jane Stowell, Marion Ross, Fran-
' cis Sherman, Carol Johnson,
Charles Wiper, Forbes Mack,
Thomas Wiper and Bert Childs.
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Have Taken 11 of Last 14
Games; Johnson Gets
Deciding Bingle
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PORTLAND. Ore., June 2.-
tAV Portland scored its
iAvnth vlctorr In the last if
games today by defeating Oak
land. S to 2.
Both Hank McDonald and Koy
Joiner pitched nice ball but Join
er had wobbly eighth inning
and issued three walks, two of
Men came home on Johnson s
long double.
Oakland 2 8 1
Portland S 1
Joiner and Read; McDonald
and Palmisano.
Search Made ior Records
Of Willamette Trackmen;
Few Available at Present
Angels Retaliate
The Angels retaliated hand
somely tonight for their last even
ing's walloping, winning from San
Francisco 15 to 3, apparently im
proved in the batting eye by a bit
of morning practice today.
They routed Ken Douglas with
a six run spree in the opening in
ning. Lee Stine replaced Douglas
and receipted for a trouncing the
rest of the game. Los Angeles get
ting a total of 21 hits.
Bill Cronin hit three doubles
and a single in five times at bat.
while Mike Kreevlch got a homer,
double and single.
Ernie Sulik, who got six yes
terday, drove In all three Seal
runs. The Seals hold a 2 to 1 edge
In the series.
San Francisco 3 10 0
Los Angeles 15 21 0
Douglas, Stine and Walgren;
Baecht and Cronin.
Records mean much In track,
far more than scores do in other
athletic contests, because track
records are measured by watches
and yardsticks, and are constant
ly targets for Improvement. Of
course scores are counted in track
meets, but over a long period of
years where track is a prominent
sport. the records Overshadow the
scores turned in by teams and
Due both to an overloading of
work on track coaches at Wil
lamette university and also to
doldrums in track Interest there,
there is no complete record of
marks made In past meets by
Bearcat track men.
To preserve the memory of out
standing cinder men ot the past
and to stimulate present and fu
ture track men to greater efforts,
The Oregon Statesman is cooper
ating with Coach "Lea" Sparks
and his his assistant, Burgess
Ford, In trying to collect all the
records of the past.
There isn't a great deal to start
on. out tnose marss recanea oj
Ford, who has been closely as
sociated with the university lor a
period of almost 30 years, will
suffice as a starter and will prob
ably bring to mind other marks
which may be better.
WHEN the current baseball
season opened, two of the
teams which were torn
from all hope by "expert" opinion
were the Boston Braves and the
Detroit Tigers. Here, most of the
more prominent sports writers
were agreed, were two teams al
most certain of a cellar berth.
The Braves had been pasted
all over the grapefruit league by
the Yanks, and the Tigers had
been 6ent back to the jungle by
McGraws apparently invincible
Yet after the season opened
both of these "weak" teams set
out to serve notice on the other
seven clubs in their respective
leagues that they were going to
be factors all the way through.
The Braves started out by com
pletely vanquishing the Dodgers
and Giants, punishing the Phillies,
pounding the Pirates, and high
hatting the world champion Cards
and the high-flying Cubs. What if
they did take a few drubbings
from the Reds? The Reds, most
improved team in either leagne,
were beating everyone else, too.
The Tigers benched Big Dale
Alexander, who led the American
League in batting for the first
month last year. They recalled
Gerald Walker, cocky and very
able outfielder, from Toronto. A
slugger named Davis supplanted
Alexander at the initial sack.
Gehringer came back better than
ever at second. Rogell took over
the shortstop's berth, and an .earn
est worker named Richardson was
posted at third.
For pitchers there were White
hill, Sorrel, Wyatt and Co. with
lots of individual ability but with
not so much of a record for
achievement. Detroit had most of
these boys before, and still lost
pretty consistently.
Well, Detroit played around
with the first division, took first
place, held it for a while, and at
last reports were still going very
well, thank you. And thank Mr.
Bucky Harris, the shrewd young
manager of the Tigers."
After all, a weak team that wins
doesn't do so without reason.
There must be some explanation.
And the fact is that the Boston
Braves and the Detroit Tigers,
1932 editions, tore the National
and American Leaguesjapart with
their early playing simply because
they were directed by two of the
smartest managers in baseball.
Bill McKechnie, at the helm of
the Braves, is now working ont the
final year of a 8-year contract.
Before he took over the National
League destines of the Bean town,
he won pennants for Pittsburgh
and St. Louis.
Bucky Harris won two pennants
for Washington.
So these two "surprise" pilots
of what were allegedly about the
weakest of major league teams,
will not feel entirely lost if they
pull the biggest surprise of all and
meet in a World's Series in
. And incidentally, it would be
the second World's Series meeting
of these two canny leaders. The
last time, McKechnie was man-,
aging Pittsburgh (it was in 1925)';
and he gained the laurels over'
Harris, who was managing Wash
ington. Bucky would like to even
that score, and while the betting!
is very much against it, the on-'
certainty of the game leaves a
chance..- i
Tigers vs. Braves? Well, maybe.!
Copjrlcht. 131. Kln Featnra Rrnttfca'a. Uk.
SIlATTLE, June 2 (AP)
Sacramento 19
Seattle 2
Deshong and Woodall;
Freitas. Walters and Cox.
Sheehan Wins 7th
'AP) veteran Tom Sheehan
chalked up his seventh straight
victory today when he pitched
Hollywood to a 6-5 win over the
San Francisco Missions. Mark
itoenig, another former major
leaguer, dropped Infielding duties
for tne day to oppose Sheehan on
the mound.
t.acn hurler was touched for
twelve hits but Sheehan's team
mates contributed more timalv
blows in the late innings. The
Stars scored three runs in the sec
ond and the locals tied up the
count in the fourth. Bud Hafey,
Mission outfielder,, hit a homer in
the fourth with none on.
Hollywood 6 12 2
Missions 5 12 2
Sheehan and Bassler; Koenig
and Hofmann. Ricci.
The records recalled will be
listed here and any knowledge of
better marks or marks in other
events will be gladly received by
The Statesman and published in
an effort to promote track at Wil
lamette and in Salem.
Provisional records:
100-yard dash Brazier Small
In 1915 and Bert Ford In 1916;
time, 10 seconds flat.
220 Help us out, old-timers.
440 Earl Low, 1909: time.
880 -Burgess Ford, 1905;
time. 2:02.
Mile Probably Wllkins. time
and date unknown.
Two-mile Willis Hathaway.
1927; time close to 10:10.
High hurdles Jack Vinson?
Low hurdles
High jump
Broad jump George Lloyd,
1929; 22 ft. 4 in. -Discus
Pole vault John Nelson, 1931;
11 ft., 4 in.
Relay Kaiser, McCullough,
Bishop and Faber, 1931; time.
A first must be taken in a race
in order to count time toward a
record and all record marks must
have been made in meets.
FOR tl 6000
Progress Made This Year,
Most of Lettermen to
Be Available Again
W. L. Pet. W. Ii. Pet.
N T 29 IS .nlC1Tl. ..24 20 .545
W.h. JS 17 .6221 Bt. L. 20 24 .455
Detroit .24 1 .100Chiro -15 28 .49
PhiUd. 25 19 .568 Boston 7 85 .1C7
BOSTON, June 2 (AP) The
Washington Senators took a dou
ble header from the lowly Red
Sox today, 8 to 4 and 8 to 1.
Monte Weaver annexed his
eighth victory of the season In the
opener, although he was taken
out for a pinch hitter. Fred Mar
berry finished.
Washington 1 2
Boston '
Weaver, Marberry and Berg,
Spencer; MacFayden and Tate.
Washington 8 10 1
Boston - 1 1 3
Burke and Spencer, Maple; Dur
ham, Moore, Michaels and Connolly.
Athletes Add
Another Cup
To Collection
SILVERTON, June 2 Silver
ton high school added another
cup to its growing collection when
it won the championship of the
Willamette lnterscholastic Ath
letic league by defeating Molalla
last week. This league Includes
Woodburn, Molalla, Sllverton,
Lebanon and West Linn.
Two other cups were added to
the Sllverton group earlier this
spring. The one of these was won
by the- high school basketball
team when it made the champion
ship of district No. 12. The other
was .the cup won In the state band
tournament held at Corvallis at
which time the Sllverton high
school band won first place in
Class B.
Silverton just missed capturing
the fourth cup when Catherine
Tomison placed second in the
Marion County Declamatory con
University Gets
Glacier Painting
An oil painting of Muir glacier.
done in the year 1890 by Martha
A. Knapp. has been presented to
Willamette university by miss
Margaret Knapp, teacher in Par
Tish junior high school. While it
has not yet been hung in a per
manent location, it has attracted
many favorable comments from
those who have seen it in Presi
dent Doney's office.
STATTON, Jane 2 The Stay
ton Legion Junior team will meet
the Salem team in an elimination
game here on Saturday. Sunday
the Stay ton team will play the
Woodburn team there. Leonard
Jordan is manager of th locals
and Leo J. Rock coack
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lenhard and
son Walter Scott Lenhard return
ed Monday from a three days vis-
It with relatives in Monitor.
While there they enjoyed a re
ception given Sunday afternoon
for his niece, Mrs. Loretta Wag
goner, daughter of Mrk and Mrs
William Wolfe. Loretta Wolfe and
Sam Waggoser were married in
Klamatk Falla May 2U
Most fans know the baseball
rules pretty thoroughly, thanks
to the fact that no essential
changes have been made in
those rules for years. Bat, as
we mentioned a few weeks ago,
few fans know much about the
roles that guide the scorekecp
er and this lack of knowledge
extends to a good many experi
enced ball players.
Last Sunday, for Instance. In
the third Inning of the Salem Sen
ators game with Albany-Jeffer
son, Salem loaded the bases but
got no runs. When Gardner
Knapp announced the inning's
figures "One hit, no runs, no er
rors," there was a general gasp
from the crowd generally. We'll
take the blame. We gave those
figures to Knapp. And since then
we have heard an Informal pro
test even from Frank "Burly
Bashor, boss ot the Senators. He,
however, thought there should
have been more hits; 90 per cent
of the fans thought there should
have been some errors.
Nevertheless we insist that
the rale book backs as up.
Here's, what happened. Hib
bard, first man np, hit one to
the shortstop, who blocked It
bat didn't field It cleanly and
Hibbard was safe. There Is
room for a difference of opin
ion, but anyway the book gives
as plenty of latitude for calling
that a hit.
Gribble bunted and the pitcher
threw to second base, too late to
catch Hibbard. Two 'men on.
Adams banted and the pitcher
threw to third, again too late.
Bases loaded. One hit, one time
at bat, no errors or walks.
Bashor contended that Grib
ble and Adams should have bad
hits m everybody wan sale on
their bun to. So we will respect
fully quote the last portion of
section S, rule TO, of the base
ball rules:
"When a fielder, after hand
ling a batted ball, elects to try to
retire a base-runner Instead of
the batter, the play is known as
a 'fielder's choice.' ... If the run
ner is not retired, and no error
Is made, the batter shall be
charged with a time at bat, but
no hit, provided he swung at the j
ball, and shall be credited with a :
sacrifice hit. nrovlded he bunted I
the ball; If, however, in the judg
ment of the scorer the batter I
could not have been retired at '
first base by perfect fielding, he j
shall be credited with a base hit." i
There was no basis for fig
uring Gribble and Adams could
have beaten out those bunt if
the play had been at first base,
so they get sacrifices.
Another queer one occurred in
a Rational league game at uni
cago Wednesday when Pepper
Martin and Eddie Delker bit
home runs In the eighth inning,
but the final score was 1 to 0 tor
St. Louis. Rain started and the
Cubs didn't get their turn at bat
in the eighth, so everything the
Cardinals did in the first of the
eighth was wiped out As a mat
ter of fact, no home runs will go
down In the records.
Enid Wilson is '
British Champ
A Second Time
SAUNTON, England, June 2.
(AP) Enid Wilson ran away
with the British women's golf
championship today for the sec
ond straight year, and promptly
anounced she would attempt to
add the American women's title
to It at Salem, Mass., in Septem
ber. Matched doggedly by the play
of Miss Clem Montgomery, former
Scottish champion, through the
morning 18 holes of the 36-hole
final today. Miss Wilson settled
down to her usual powerful game
in the afternoon and won, 7 and
Yankees Stop A's
(AP) Lefty Gomes scored his
ninth victory of the season and
his fourth over the Athletics to
day as the Tanks won, 5 to 1
The southpaw fanned ten batsmen.
New York 5 9 0
Philadelphia 1 8 3
Gomez and Dickey; Cain.
Krausse, Bowman, Rommel and
Browns Beat Sox
CHICAGO. June 2 (AP)
Bunching hits in the third inning,
St. Louis defeated the Chicago
White Sox, 4 to 2, today.
St. Louis 4 8 0
Chicago 2 10 3
Coffman and Ferrell; Thomas,
Gregory, Faber and Grube.
HATTOKAX, leaottb
W. L. Pet. W.
ChIcro 28 17 .822;
Rotton -.25 19 .568
Cineia. -24 24 .500
BrookL -22 23 .489
L. Pet.
Pittsb. -20 21 .488
St. L 20 24 .455
PhiUd. -21 Z5 .444
N. Y. .17 23 .425
Bob Brown held the Dodgers to
four hits to give the Boston
Braves a 5-to-l victory in the
second game of today's double-
header after Brooklyn had won
the first, 6 to 1. Hack Wilson hit
a nomer in each game.
Boston 1
Brooklyn 8
Zeibold and Spohrer;
Qulnn and Plclnich.
Boston . 5
Brooklyn 1
Brown and Hargrave;
Heimach and Lopez.
5 1
8 0
7 0
4 2
Coach "Lea" Sparks expects to
have a track team next year
which will give the conference
leaders a good run. Don Faber is
the only one of this year's squad
who will not return.
Faber has been the high scorer
this season and during four years
of competition has placed in every
meet he has entered, Including
four conference meets.
Sparks entered 12 men In the
meet ; t Walla Walla and while no
firsts were taken by his Bearcats,
nine of the 12 placed and the oth
er three each hit fifth place in
their events.
The lettermen this season are
Cannady. Connors, Cooke, Dumas,
Faber, James. Lange. Larnard,
Kaiser, McCullough. and Sher
wood. In addition to these, a
number of other men added
points daring the season and. will
be good competitors next year.
Promising Material
Fantz narrowly missed making
his letter this year in the discus
and doubtless would have, had he
not been bothered with a sore
side. Mealey Is a promising miler
and Barnett will develop into a
good miler.
Doescher started working on
the javelin late in the season, but
Sparks believes by next year he
will be sending the wooden spear
out 190 feet. Boyd Is another
good prospect with the Javelin
and also puts the shot.
Dean will probably improve
in the pole vault and Rieke will
be able to do some good with the
discus and in the high jump, it is
expected. Carpenter has pros
pects of being a good broad
Faber has proven to be Willam
ette's most consistent sprint man
this season, but James ran the
100 yard dash in 10 flat In his
heat at Whitman and by next
year will be stepping with the
Cubs Win Opener
The Chicago Cubs romped away
with the first ganje of the series
with the Pirates today, 9 to 5.
Chicago 9 13 0
Pittsburgh 6 12 2
Root and Hemsley; SpencerJ
Chagnon, Brame and Grace, Pad-den.
Philadelphia at New York, two
games postponed, rain.
Cleveland at Detroit,
games postponed; rain.
Three Games of
Kitball Tonight
Managers of the Junior Kitball
league last night decided to re
sume play on the schedule orig
inally drawn up. Three games will
be played tomorrow afternoon
starting at 2 o'clock: Temple Bap
tists vs. Evangelicals; Presbyter
ians vs. Highland Friends; Knight
Memorials vs. Y Pirates.
Whether or not games will be
played twice a week will be de
cided tomorrow.
A ball game which Sublimity
fans have been anticipating with
intense interest Is scheduled for
Sunday when the Stayton and
Sublimity teams will meet on the
latter's diamond in the opening
contest of the second half Mid
Willamette league schedule.
These neighbors have been In
tense rivals for a number of
years and the game is expected to
draw large attendance from both
Stayton went through the first
half ot the league season unde
feated and Sublimity with its re
inforced team Is out after re
venge. An added attraction at the
ball park will be a concert by the
Sublimity Knights of Columbus
Kirsch and Zuber are available
for mound duty for Sublimity and
Thomas will do the chucking for
Local Swimmers
Will Not Enter
Olympic Tryout
The Salem Y. M. C. A. will not
enter a team In the outdoor shim
ming and diving championships
and the sectional Olympics try
outs to be held at Jantzen beach,
Portland on June 18 th, R. R.
Boardman, physical director, an
nounced yesterday. The meet Is
being sponsored by the Pacific
northwest association of the Am
ateur Athletic union. Individual
entry blanks may be obtained
from Boardman.
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AUTETJIL, France, June 2
(AP) Playing below her pre
vious form but still In command
of every tennis stroke, Helen
Wills Moody gained the tinals of
the French women's champion
pionship today with a hard
earned victory over Hilda Krah
winkel, tall German girl, 6-3,
The prospect of an ail-American
final was lost when Helen
Jacobs bowed to Mme. Rene
Mathleu of France, 6-4, 6-4 in the
The American court queen 8
opponent for the championship
she has won three times will he
either Mme. Mathieu or Betty
Nuthall, English star, who clash
in tomorrow's remaining semi-final.
Gregory Mangin, America's
sole survivor in the men's sinsls.
was idle, having gained a round
of most of his rivals. His quarter-final
opponent will be Henri
Cochet, France's greatest player
favorite for the championship.
Cochet was the only French
man to come through today's five
matches, which saw the defeat of
such stalwarts as Rene LaCoste
and Jacques Brugnon and left
three Englishmen, a Czech and an
Italian still In the field. Marcel
Bernard of France, like Mangin,
did not play.
Hank Miixs With I2rotj3o:?ije&
Oaly htmImi mm4 already kWeg kaOed as ckasa
s4e jedcey! Tkat Is tk record of Haak Milk, tke
CeUrade key wko startled tarf fans by U rfrfr
aaces tke Wtater tracks and k Matin miag kla rec
ord kreakiaf pace ba tke East. Yowg Mill, reeeatly
tgmea y tne waeauey Stab toe at 910.000 per
far first call kU services, vas literally kens I
addle. He started to kcet 'csa
Utak aad Nevada twe years age HU kla gest day waa
at Ague Calieate, Mexlee, last December, wkca kc '
rede la eevea race, wiaaiag fire act fimUklag secoad
la tke etker ewe. With kU $10,000 gaaraatec Haak
will arckakly cara crer $30,000 fer tke year. Net kad
far a eevwateea-yeer-eld lad! HaaVe saetker, aw'
ardeat kwnwfn, acccsspaaicc tke key mm kla
travel fresa track te track.
Young Jack Thompson, twice
holder of the world's welter
weight title, announced here to
day that he was all through with
the boxing game. The negro scrap
per stopped off here en route to
Los Angeles from Seattle where
he fought his last battle last week
against Leonard Bennett and won.
Thompson said he could see
nothing in the boxing game for
him in the future and declared he
was well enough fixed financially
to devote the rest of his time
handling his property affairs in
Los Angeles.
The Oakland negro had 327
fights and has been in the game
professionally for 14 years. He
defeated Jackie Fields for the
world's title the first time, losing
it to Tommy Freeman. He defeat
ed Freeman later to win back the
title and then lost It to Lou
Brouillard, who subsequently lost
it back to Fields, the present
State Printers
Beat Wrangler
Kitball Squad
The State Printers waded
around Sweetland field with
enough pep last night to defeat
the Wranglers 7 to 2 in the Kit
ball game. Bane and Propp were
the Printers' battery; Traglio and
Straw, the Wranglers'.
Supervisor "Bill' Ross has call
ed all team managers to meet
with him from $ to $:S0 o'clock
tonight to talk aver the sew game