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The OREGON STATESMAN, Salem Oregon. Saturday Morning, June 4. 1932
Legion Junior Baseball County Race Will Start Today
Salem Goes to Stayton for
Opener Today; Gatchel
Picked for. Mound
Gehrig Hits Four Circuit
Blows in One Game, Sets
Record; 9 Homers Swatted
W. L. Pet. W. Xi. Tei.
H. T. 30 18 .98
Wash 28 17 .822
Detroit -24 18 .581
C1L .38 90 .565
American Legion Junior base
ball which for two seasons was
held the center of the summer
sports limelight In Marion county,
will get under way today for what
promises to be another banner
campaign- The Salem opening
will be Sunday with Silverton,
last year's runner-up, meeting the
Capital Post team on dinger
field at 1. o'clock. This game will
be preceded by the customary season-opening"
' flf we. had a flag We'd hare a
flag-raising if we- had a flagpole,"
Manager Oliver B. Huston of the
Salem team said Friday.. There
isn't -any flagpole a Ollnger field
and no actual pennant was award
ed though the Salem team won
the county championship last sea
son. However, the opening exercises
will be impressive. They will in
clude a "first pitch" by Mayor
Gregory, with Commander Irl 8.
McSherry of Capital Post in the
backstop role and J. Douglas Mc
Kay, president of the chamber of
commerce, waving the bat.
Legion Junior Band
Also on Program
The fact is that two different
groups of Salem "Legion Juniors"
will play on Ollnger field Sunday
afternoon . The Salem Legion
Junior band will offer several
Commander McSherry ia also
scheduled for a brief talk on the
significance of the American Le
gion Junior baseball movement,
which will be presented over the
public address Byste,m of the
Cherry City Baking company.
This same announcer car will be
utilized in announcing the batters
and the progress of the game,
with Gardner Knapp at the micro
phone. Today Coach Harold Hauk will
send r'l newly organized team
against the Stayton outfit, on the
Stayton diamond at 3 p. m. The
Salem squad will leave from Olln
ger field at 1:30 and fans who
are making the trip and have
room in their cars for a player or
two, are asked to report at the
Gatchel Will Hurl
Hank announced Friday night
that he planned to send Francis
Gatchel, the Jefferson pitcher, to
the mound today against Stayton
noiaing Nick seraots in reserve
for the Silverton game here Sun
day. HIa batting order will prob
Salstrom ss, Delaney lb, Elliott
If, Nicholson cf, Burns rf. Miller
2b. Ilart c, Harris 3b. Gatchel p.
Elliott may be moved in to
third base sometime in this
game or later, Coach rlaok indi
PWlai -95 90 .558
St. L. 91 94 .487
Chle( -15 9 .841
Boston 7 35 .167
PHILADELPHIA. June 3.
(AP) Lou Gehrig performed a
feat that is unequaled in "mod
ern" major league history, that
of hitting four home runs In one
gamo, to carry the Yankees along
into a series of record breaking
slugging stunts today aa they
pounded out a 20 to 13 victory
over the Athletics.
lehanty of the Phillies turned the
trick, had a player hit four
homers In a game and te- -
one who ever hit four in a- row
was Robert Lowe of the
Nationals, who did it in 1894.
Lou touched big George Earn
shaw for his first three homers
and Leroy Mahaffey for the
fourth, all. but one of them com
ing with bases empty.
Three other Yankees, Babe
Ruth, Earl Combs, and Tony Las
serl hit homers while Mickey
Cochrane and Jlmmie Foxx of the
A'a hit for the circuit to tu two
Not since 1896, when Ed De- other standards. -They were the
major league record of seven in
a game by one team and the
American league mark of nine by
R H B
New York ,.20 23 S
Philadelphia T1S 13 1
Allen, Rhode, Brown, Gomes
oughly familiar with my methods
and who had learned his baseball
MeGray made It plain, however.
he will not retire from baseball.
He will retain bis stock holdings
In thtk fManta ftnit rmflln aa
president, assisting President ?5 cey; juarnanaw, Mahaffey,
Charles A. Stoneham in the execu- Walberg, Krause, Rommel and
tlve affairs of the organisation. Cochrane.
NET'S HOMER III
11TH BREAKS TIE
L. Pt W. L. Pet.
Chicaro 98 18 .809) Brookl. '.JM 94 .478
Boiton 96 18 .578 St. L. .20 94 .455
Cindn. -94 5 4 .500t Phll.d. 91 95 .444
Pitt&b. ..21 21 .500 N. Y. .17 23 .425
PITTSBURGH. June 3 (AP)
Tony Piit smashed a home run
In the eleventh inning with none
out and none on to give the Pi
rates a victory over tbe Chicago
Cubs, todar 6 to 5.
R H E
Chicago S 14 0
Pittsburgh .. 6 13 3
Smith, May and Hemsley; Swe-
tonic and Grace.
Cleveland wins Two
DETROIT. June 3 iAV
Cleveland took both, games of a
double header from Detroit to
day, winning a free-hitting night
cap 10 to 7 after a close t to 1
victory in the opener.
R H E
Cleveland 1 10 o
Ferrell and Sewell: Bridges and
R H E
Cleveland 10 11 1
Detroit 7 15 l
Harder, Connelly and Myatt:
Wyatt, Herring, Goldstein. Hok-
sett and Hayworth.
Brares Win in Ninth
BROOKLYN, June 3 ( AP)
The Bostoi Braves scored & run
In the ninth inning today on two
Brooklyn errors and Wbrthing
ton's double and defeated the
Dodgers, 8 to 5.
R H E
Boston ft 14 i
Brooklyn 5 15 2
Frankhouse, Cunningham, Cant-
well and Spohrer; Clark, Moore
Goslin Breaks Tie
CHICAGO, June 3 (AP)
" Goose Goslin broke ud a pitch
ing duel between Blaeholder and
Frasier with a home run In the
tenth inning today to give the St
Louis Browns a 2 to 1 victory
over the White Sox.
R H E
St. Louis 2 5 1
Chicago 1 10 0
Blaeholder and Ferrell: Fra
sier and Berry.
Get two in Ninth to Move
Ahead Higgins Comes
Through in Pinch
W. I Pet. W. L. Pet.
Holly. ..8S 94 .813
Portrad 88 98 .581
Lm A. -IS 98 .559
Oaklan 80 90 .500
SaVto 98 33 .444
8attla 36 .419
8aa P. S9 98 .533;Minio .22 40 .358
PORTLAND. Ore., June 3
(AP) A thrilling, story-book
finish which scored two runs in
the ninth Inning after the acorns
had broken a 2 to 1 tie with one
ran In their half, gave Portland a
4 to 3 victory over Oakland today.
With two out and a runner on
second, yo-ng Ed Walsh, Oak
land pitcher, walked Costa, a
pinch hitter. A. Jacobs, Portland
pitcher, then was sent In to pinch
hit for shortstop Chosen and re
sponded with a single that drove
In the tying run. "
Walsh then purposely walked
Monroe, filling the bases, in or
der to get at Mike Higgins who
had twice fanned. But Higgtna
met the test and lined out c sin
gle that won the game.
E. Walsh and Read;
Washington at Boston, rain.
SAN FRANCISCO. June 3 -(AP)
Hollywood's Stars tight
ened their hold on top place In
the Coast league pennant race by
defeating the Missions, 5-3 today.
It was the fourth straight victory
of the present series for the vis
itors. The Stars bunched hits in the
first and eighth innings to the
embarrassment of three local
hurlers. Fred Ortman, a recent
Oakland castoff, left handed the
Missions into submission with
nine hits. They were well scat
tered. R H E
Hollywood 8 ,12 2
Missions 8 9 4
Ortman and Mayer, Bassler; H.
Pillette, Bowler and Hofmann,
Parrish.... 1 Hubbard ... I
Parrish.... 1 Gervais ....22
Parrish. ...14 Ore. City Jr.. 1 3
Parrish. .. .17 Sacred Heart 1
Parrish .... 33 Ore. City Jr. . 1 3
Parrish.... Leslie 2
Parrish. .. .10 Leslie 8
Total 72 2
Parrish junior high school en
Joyed a highly successful baseball
season with Coach Harold Hauk's
crew winning all, games with oth
er Junior high schools and giving
one high school team a close rub.
Ia six game with Junior high
teama the Parrish nine was un
defeated. Two games with high schools
were played, one being lost . to
Gervaia by a large score and one
lost to. Hubbard by a 3-to-l count.
A glimpse at the- batting av
erage of some of the better bit
ten tells much of the suecess
story. Four of the players hit over
.100 per cent and two went
above the .400 mark. Leonard
Faist, pitcher and first baseman,
heads the list with 17 hits out of
39 times at bat for an average of
.436 per cent.
Verne DeJardin, catcher, was
next in standing with .414 per
cent, though Miller was second In
the number of hits made.
Beckman Is the only returning
The averages of the leading
hitters are as follows:
AB H Pet
Faist 39 17 .43$
DeJardin 29 12 .414
Miller 36 14 .389
Panther 36 12 .333
Steinke 34 10 .294
Beckman 26 7 .269
Weese 27 7 .259
Coffindaffer ..27 7 .259
Teams Harder hit Than In
Past From That Cause;
8EATTLE, June 3 (AP)
R H E
Sacramento 1 6 5
Seattle 13 17 2
McQuaid, Salvo and Wins;
Hald and Bottarinl.
Los Angeles-San Franelseo
postponed, wet grounds.
Willamette university will lose
12 lettermen In the various sports,
by graduation this June. Football
will be hit harder than any of the
other sports with 10 lettermen
passing on s,nd leaving vacancies
which will be hard to fill.
Basketball will lose two men,
baseball three, track one and ten
With the large number of foot
ball men who have completed
their college competition, next
year'g gridiron machine will be
composed largely of sophomores.
Coach "8pecw Keene stated Fri
day that it will be another full
year before, he can hope to have
a veteran team.
Keith Jones, Walt Erkkson,
Bob Houck, Wensel Kaiser and
Fred Paul are the only men re
turning who have been here two
or three seasons and the other
players are still in line for much
seasoning before looming as
The men who finish this year
are Paul Ackerman, center; Wll
lard Ruch, tackle. Gene Ferguson,
quarterback; Charles Gill, guard;
Jesse "Mutt" Deets, fullback;
Donald Faber, halfback; Percy
Carpenter, tackle; Johnny Vers
teeg, tackle; Louie Johnson, full
back and Lloyd Girod, guard.
Two of Basketball
Faber and Carpenter .are the
Basketball men of last season's
team who will not return. One of
the other members of f:at bas
ketball team is not in school and
Coach Keene will again have few
men of experience to rely on.
Gibson and Gill are the two
baseball players from this spring's
team who will not return. Deetz
is also a four year baseball man
but did not play this last year.
Baseball prospects look brighter
lor next year than do football
Don Faber is the one track man
from this season's squad who will
finish, though Carpenter and Ack-
ermaa have both done track work
In previous years.
Wesley Roeder and French
Hagemann are tennis lettermen
who will graduate.
In most sports next season the
Bearcats will run up against vet
eran teams In the northwest con
ference schools. College of Paget
Sound will probably have as
tough football team as any In
the circuit and la basketball
Whitman college will be as strong
or stronger than last year. Whit
man will also be strong In base
ball, having three or four first
class pitchers who will return
TEAM DUE SHY
The Salem Tennis association
team will meet the strong Van
couver, Wash., aggregation on the
state hospital courts Sunday
starting at 10 a. m. This will be
the revival of competition be
tween these ertles ' which flour
ished np to about three years ago.
Vancouver will bring five or
six men and possibly seve: xl
women players. Local men who
will oppose them will be selected
from the top ranking members of
the association, who are now rat
ed as follows in the ladder tour
n eaten t:
Mel Goode. French Hagemann,
Fred Hagemann, Deryl Myers,
Norrls Kemp, Ed Ratfety and
Herbert Hobson. If women's
matches are played Edith Star
rett. Mrs. Eggleston, Mrs. Egg
staff and Leota Jones will see
competition, ranked in that order.
Title on Track
PORTLAND, June 3. (AP)
Washington high school today won
the 10th annual Portland inter
scholastic league track meet, scor
ing 55 points. Grant was second
with 44. and Jeffpfon third
with 22 point3.
Only-one new record was estab
lished. Clyde Walker of Washing
ton heaved the 12-pound shot 49
feet, 114 inches. The former
record was 47 feet. 2 Inches, and
was set by L. Johnson of Wash
ington in 1912.
CHIPPIE KING 111
When the Salem Senators face
the Eugene Townies Sunday. It
will b a team under new man
agement which greets the Solons-
Chappie King, former Oregon
Normal athlete and now Univer
sity of Oregon luminary and coach
of University high. Is the new
magnate for the Townies.
King la thoroughly schooled In
the game of baseball, being an
inflelder and having a wide knowl
edge of the game. Chappie In
tends to carry on ander the same
policy that has been followed
there before and with largely the
same lineup of players.
Wednesday night the Senators
had a practice on Ollnger field
despite the wet weather. The In
field was too mushy for av work
out around the bases, but Bashor
gave the outfielders a lengthy ses
sion of fly-chasing.
The Senators will have Walt
Erlckson in left field. Scales fn
center field and Moore and Rog
ers In right field- Rogers Is a
good utility Inflelder and will also
be groomed for the outfield as
his portsided hitUng will doubt
less come In handy against south
Manager Bashor Is having the
grass In the outfield of Ollnger
field mowed and plans on having
the complete outfield gra3ed be
fore the next home game.
Win Ball Game
In Ten Innings
It took 10 innings for the Meat
Choppers to climb a point ahead
of the Courthouse team and win
last night's kitball game. 9 to 8.
Batteries were: Choppers. Mor
iarity and Pierce: Courthouse,
Robertson and Casey.
At last night's league meeting,
it was announced that the Post
office team had withdrawn on ac
count of players going on vaca
tions. Supervisor Bill Ross stated
that the league would be contin
ued and entry of another team
accepted. Groups Interested in
Joining the league may communi
cate with Ross or R. R. Board
man at the T. M. C. A.
By WALT DISNEY
Cincinnstl at St. Louis, rain.
Philadelphia at New York, rain.
NIB TO PUY
WOODBURN, June 3 Wood
burn people will havo plenty of
chances to become baseha!l-mlnd-ed
this weekend, weather permit
ting. Three games will be played
on the Legion diamond. The Jun
ior American Legion team will
play Its first league game Satur
day afternoon at 3 o'clock, with
The Juniors also play the next
day, Sunday, when the well-publicized
team from Stayton xrill
furnish the competition. Wood
burn's lineup for the games will
probably be Evans, third base;
PInett, left field; Landse-n, rieht
field; Schwab, shortstop; Oberst.
-center field; Leffler. pitcher:
Saalfeld, first base; Coleman, sec
ond base, and Voget, catcher.
Landsem may take the mound
Sunday instead of Leffler. De
Guire. the boys' coach, has indi
cated that he has several gooi
As the juniors are using the
field Sunday afternoon, the local
Cascade league team will play in
the morning, the game to start
probably at 11:30. The team will
play Brooks, which Is at present
leading the league, with Wood
burn In second place. If Wood
burn wins this game it will prob
ably mean that it also wins the
pennant. If Woodburn wins Sun
day it will displace Brooks at the
bead of the column; the only
question then will be whether
Woodburn can maintain the lead.
The Salom Pirates will face the
undefeated Gervais baseball team
in a Mid-Willamette valley league
game next Sunday at Gervais.
Manager Henry Eder has a crew
of hustling ball players who are
going great guns this season. Ger
vais will be strengthened Sunday
oy me return of the star mounds-
man, Oddie, who has now recover
ed fully from a tonsil operatlou.
Sunday will mark the second
meeting of the two teams and
the battle waged in the previous
game would indicate another
close struggle in the coming con
Last Sunday Geryais was rained
out In the second Inning in a game
wun ah. Angel. Gervais was lead
ing 1 to 0 when the game wa3
NEW YOlJk. June 3 fAPV
After 30 years as manager of the
New York Giants, baseball'.
dynamic leader. John Joseph Mc
Graw, unexpectedly announced Ma
resignation today and turned over
management or tne club to his 33
year-old first baseman, William
Harold (Bill) Terry.
Illness, which he had foucht tnr
the past few years with the same
aggressive, unyielding spirit that
characterised his 52 years in the
game, forced McGraw to relin
qulsh his pilot's lob. He has been
affected by a sinus condition, fre
quently unable, to accompany th
team on road trips and almost
constantly under a physician'
He reached hl3 decision to re
sign,, he said, after being advised
ne could make no further trips
with the Giants this season. He
then selected Terry to succeed him
because rit was my desire that a
is on rrs wav
does not know
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Legion Junior ball la with as
again, with all its Intense Inter-
est and thrills and this year.
we hope, without its disagree
able features. The new rales
drawn np at last year's state
convention niirht tn tmtr SM
of all the dlfficnltles then en
bpeaking candidly, the Salem
Juniors are up against some ex
tremely tough competition and
will do well to hold their own in
tne county race. Maybe they
won't. What of It? One of four
teams In Marion county will win
tne county champlonshin. Then
that team will select the best play
ers from all four teams and move
on up Into, the district, perhaps
me state competition.
And ne hope that if the
county champion Isn't Salem.
the fans here will set an exam
ple for the other towns lnvolred
and support the eonnt winner
to thje end. Salem did that two
years ago, and despite aU that
may have been said, the major
ity of Silverton fans reclprocat-
v year. ,
-W? "?.ure tn outfit to look
"Ul loS ina Tear is Woodburn;
though Silverton as usual la
strong and Stayton not to be
""Y; " wooaourn nas "Lefty"
Leffler aa Its chief moundsman.
u.css memory plays s tricks.
Leffler was with the- Silverton
team three years a iik
makes him the only lad la this
county to play four yearof Junior
was mignty good last
year and will be better thi
He struck out 13 batsmen en the
Birong uervais nigh school team
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By JIMMY MURPm
HE DUKE OP-
IS VfSlBLV AflNIOYED
AS HE READS A FEW
C? THE COUNTLESS
ARE POURVNU IN UPON
HIM FROM ILLUSTRIOUS
PEOPLE IN ALL PARTS
OP THE WORLD!
IT HA5NT SPOILED
H1M HE'S THE
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NO WONDER HAVENT
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HOOFER FOR TEN
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AND NOW SHE'S A DUCHESS!
HE'S TOO STUBBORN TO
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SEEK A RECONCILIATION
WITH HER HUSBAND,
AND YET IF SHE
IS IN! WHAT
ma be appointed I who was thor-
Memorial a ay.