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THIETY -NINTH TEAK.
SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916
PRICE TWO CENTS MmcS!?.
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TRACK MEET WILL BE
HELD FOR ATHLETES
Any District May Enter Team
and Ristrict May
It is expected that ut least 2U0 public
school athletes will tilt collected in Sa
lem for the annual track and field meet
which is to be held under the nuspices
of the Marioa County Principals' club
on Willamette field, May 13. The events
for the meet will consist of the 50 yai
dash, boys and girls; 100 yard dash; 73
yard hurdle race; 220 yard run; 440
yard run; running brond jump, running
high jump; pole vault and shot put. In
addition the meet will close with a half
mile relay race, each contestant run
ning 220 yards. j
The following rules have been adopt
ed by the principals and will govern at
All track events shall be divided into
"A" and "B" divisions.
"A" division shall include all th
high school students who al'e eligible
according to the 1910 state rules; pro
vided that the clnusw referring to the
age limit shall not be in force; provid
ed also, that students in "B" division
may piny in "A" division if eligible
according to rules in force for "B"
division; provided further, that the
clause in section one, of article five,
which reads "provided the consent of
the board of control was secured," be
changed to read "provided the consent
of the executive committee of the
Principals' club of Marion county be se
"B" division shall include all stu
dents in the grammar grades, who are
eligible according to rules hereinafter
Any school district in the county may
enter n team or teams in the county
Three contiguous districts of'one or
two room schools in the county ma;
consolidate to form one team, but no
reconsolidntion shall take place.
All teams wishing to be entered foi
the county meet must report to the com
mittee in charge not later than the 15th
day prior to such meet, stating with
what district o rdistricts consolidated.
The schedule of baseball for each di
vision must be made by the. commit
tee in charge immediately after the
entries are reported, and sent to each
For the purpo.se of carrying out the
baseball schedule, the countv shall be
divided into two divisions. All districts
north of Salem shall be in the "North
ern Division," and all districts, Includ
ing Salem, and south of, shall be in the
Goethals Expected to Offer
Canal Reopened Today
Panama, April 15. Governor George
W. Goethals of the Canal Zone, who
withdrew his resignation and buried
back here from Washington to clear the
Canal of the Gaillard cut landslides
last September, is expected to reoffer
his resignation to President Wilson if
there rs no promise of further trouble
following the reopening of the Canal to
day. Colonel Harding, who has been acting
governor during Goethals' absence in
the United States, is expected to suc
ceed Colonel Goethals as governor, when
the time comes.
Goethals has not announced that he
will reoffer his resignation, but his a
Fociates here feel sure he will because
he asked to be retired under the army
retirement rule before, thinking his
work in completing the canal was done.
The earth movement blocking the ca
nal began last September, about
time Gotlhals offered ms resignation to
, President Wilson at Washington. A
news of the trouble, which prevented
the passage of the Atlantic fleet, which
was to have attended the opening of th
Panama-Pacific expn.sition, Ooethals
asked the President not to act on his
resignatiop, and in October ho hastened
back to Panama
The canal builder faced a task' slight
ly less gigantic than the one he faced
in finishing the big project itself. H
ioas of tons of rock and earth have
been torn from the collapsed excava
tions under Goethals' direction, employ
ing bigger dredges and steam shovels
than ever were used before.
Construction work on the terminal
also have been completed in the mean
time and when the big ships begin to
pass through the canal today, it will be
more advanced in equipment, more
"polished" than it ever has been. It
will be able to handle ships much more
expeditiously than heretofore.
It is not considered improbable that
there will he small slides from time to
time, but do more big ones are looked
lor and what there nicy be are expecteo
to diminish in cize from year to year.
There is believed to be no danger from
earthqunkes. Goethals says the defen
ses of the canal zone are adequate to
repel any enemy.
0. A. C. and Washington Play
Rimless Game Seppala
- Wins Dog Race
Pullman, Wash., April 13. College
fans today climored for a return game
between Washington State college and
the Oregon Aggies. The two teams pes
terday fought a memorable ten inning
nothing to nothing tie. At the end ot
the tenth inning the game was called to
permit the Aggies to catch a train.
The game was a pitching duel be
tween Hirtnian of Pullman and Wil
liams of Corvallis. Hartman fanned
ten men and allowed fjve hits. Williams
whiffed only five batters but allowed
just three sal' biugles. Williams him
self gathered three of his team's five
Seppala Wins Dog Race.
Nome, April 15. Leouird Seppala 's
Siberian wolr dogs are again the win
ners today of the All-Alaska sweep
stakes, having completed the 412 mile
course yesterday in BO liours, 2i min
utes. His 17 hounds finished nearly
two hours ahead of Fay Dulzene and his
J4 Alaska bred in.uamutes. Fred Ay
ei g I- iox nouuus ran iniru.
Weakens the Champions.
Chicago, April 13 That the loss of
Tris .Speaker, erstwhile outfielder of
the Boston Hed Sox and now a member
01 the Cleveland Indians will have a de
cided effect upon the confidence of the
world s champions was the opinion of
Ty Cobb, expressed to the United Press
"Everyone knows that the Red Sox
outfield wis the greatest defensive ag
gregation in history." said Loub.
''Speaker was more than one of this
trio. His presence and his ability in i
lnvnrimr irrnnml luihiiiil tl.n ..:..'.no'
make good. 1 can truthfully say that
he robbed us oi many games by catches
that would have been sate without him
there. His loss to Boston is immeasur
able. "The American league race, I think,
will be the closest in many years. Jt is
a toss up between Detroit, the White
Sox and the Red Sox.
"Our club is greatlp improved.' Lust
year it was a coming club it had many
youngsters who were inexperienced.
Our pitchers also look better."
When asked whether he would , bat
as high is Benny Kauff, the Tiger star
laughing said: "With all good Uuk
I hope to. Ho is a good ball player but
fortune has been mighty kind to me so
Cannot Show Films.
Washington, April 13. The govern
ment has definitely determined not to
permit exhibition of the films of the
.Tohnson-Willard fight recently taken at
the Canadian bound iry line. The treas
ury department has instructed the col
lector of the port of New Vork to seiz
the films, it was announced todav.
Azevedo a Back; Number.
San Francisco, April 13. Joe Azeve
do 's reappearance in a California ring
ifter an absence nf (u-n t.nt'i lma urm..
ed disastrous. Fight fans- who wit
nessed his four round bout with Willie
Holme here lust niidit ,lp,.luru,i
that the one time light weight contend
er looked like a novice. He was grog-
1?V in tWO rnundu nnd wna rt,ii,lt.,lir
out slugged in the other two.
100 Days of Racing.
San Diego, Cal., April 13. Tijuana,
the little Mexican settlement just
icross the international line, is once
more on the map.
After weeks of rrerninHnn (tin bor
der town today became host to racing
lovers nnd the track of the Lower Cali
fornia Jockey club re-opened for luO
iias or - rue ponies. '
Tne gates were opened earlv,
rust train In the tr:nL- nt 0--n
wis jammed, forcing the railroad to put
on a'lumonai coaches. The road lead
ing to the track was dotted all day
with motor vehicle of nil dparintinna
Special trains from San Francisco
ami ijos Angeles arrived at noon.
J imes W. Coffroth, president of the
Jockey club, predicted a record break
ing attendance and an even larger turn
out for tomorrow.
Big Field Meet Today.
Stanford University, Cal., April 15.
Fred Murray, captain of the Stanford
track squad, wis as important an in
dividual in the eyes of Cardinal root
ers today as President Wilson, General
Funston or the kaiser.
With crowd 'flocking to the campus
for the annual Stanford-California
field meet, miny believed that Murray
would have to win three first places
13 poinas in order to give his school
the victory over its historic, opponent.
Murray is depended on to take the high
and low hurdles and the 100 yard dash.
will meet stern competition in every
event. It was freely predicted that the
world's record in th high hurdles
might be equalled when Murray and
I'aptain Ted Preble of Cilifornia meet
The weather was slikhtly warm for
fat work in the long runs, but just
right for lots of speed in the dashes.
U. of W. Beat TJ. of O.
Seattle, Wash., April 15. Coach,
EVERY ONE EXPECTS 1916 BIG LEAGUE
Kliminating the Federal league meant j
renewed life and popularity for big
league baseball in the opinion of pub-
lie, managers and players alike. So
the 1!H6 American and National league
season, which began April 12, starts in
with every promise of being a record
Hugo Bezdek and his defeated Univer
sity of Oregon ball tossers climbed
aboard 1 southbound train today a very
In yesterday's tussle with the Uni
versity of Washington's "hitless won
ders," they came out second best. - The
iual score was: Washington 0, Ore
Washington got the jump on tne weo
foots and started the scoring in the in
itial frame by putting over two bell
ringers. The Bcore:
R. H. E.
Washington : 6 7 2
Oregon 0 6 2
Batteries: Kogers and uilson;
Tuerck ind Huntington.
Player Wears "Specs."
Seattle. Wash., April 13. The North
western league bids fair to have a spec
tacled played on its roster this season.
Cy Stevens, local recruit with Butte
club, is making good, according to the
dope from the training camp it Puyal
lup. Try Capital Journal Want Ads.
WtM US:: AGAIN!
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CALIFORNIA GIRLS GO EAST TO DANCE AND FROLIC IN SNOW
S ty IS . 1.
The Morgan dancers in Central Park, New Vork. v
The sight of fix perfectly moulded damsels dancing in the snows at Central Park, New York, caused many,
of the curious to linger, shivering and chilled, and watch the barefoot girls go through their rythmic motions
with no care for wind or weather. The girls are members of the Marian Morgan School of lx8 Angeles, Calif.,!
end they said the purpose of their dance was educational
TO BE BEST IN GAME'S HISTOR Y
breaker in public favor. Possibly the j
only drawback is the probability that
some of the older stars in the two big
leagues are beginning their last season
after many years of fame. One of
these may be Hans Wagner, the
famous Pittsburgher, who is slowing up
"Dutch" Rollof of Detroit
Bathed Mexico in Tears
When "Pat" Died
Field Headquarters, U. S. Forces,
near Dublan, Mexico, April 15. When
the long pull of the Villa chase through
i this Mexican waste caused "Patrick
i The Faithful" to drop in his tracks and
I die, "Dutch" Rollof, a lad from De
j troit, sat up on the high seat of hiw
I rumbling old nrmy transport wagon and
I cried, unashamed, before the other sold
1 iers marching by.
j "Pat" was "Dutch's" best friend
and "Dutch" was "Pat's", even if
"Pat" was nothing but a worn out old
jarmy mulo. "Dutch" almost cried
! some more when he talked about
i "Pat " again today.
"The old bov died like the veteran
.he was," said "Dutch," "Eighteen
years ago he enlisted. He went through
the Spanish war and the Cuban .cam
1 pnign without missing a step, hauling
I his baggage and bolting his feed as
) v xf
v 1 ,
it f. U
a bit. Hut Honus says he's going to Te
main in the game, as long as he can.
llo's Xo. 1 in the pictures. No. 2 shows
a scene in a recent game iu New York
nnd Xo. 3 is the great and unequaled
Detroit star, Ty Cobb, the best of them
all, many fans think.
calm as you please. 'Pat ' was uo fool
He was a scholar and a gentleman and
we all loved his tough old hide. It's a
d shame the old boy had to
make such a record and then 'lie in
"Pat" lies buried beneath the sand
and sage brush in a grave with a mar
ker bearing his name.
He Ono thing is sure. I don't in
tend to be criticized and censured be
cause I have failed to realize your ex
pectations. She You misunderstood me complete
ly. All that I have done is to express
my conviction that you have more than
justified my fears. Richmond Times
Dispatch. Henry A. Wise Wood, who says the
Japanese fleet could bluff Undo Sum.
I I. .(,. Is ,r,. U',,.,l l,u V,un
Hasn't it occurred to the fighting
nations that their hunger could be ap
peased by making the dogs of war into
'Charles Jamieson is sure to open the
season, playing right field for the Na
tionals. Whether he will ever be sup
planted during the season soon to open
by any of the other outfielders is de
cidedly doubtful. .lamit'son looks like
one of Manager Griffith's best out
fielders. Jim Shaw is pretty sure to be one of
the pitchers whom Manager Griffith
will relv upon the coming season. Jim
leems to have gained control of the ball
the only tailing he has had heretofore
and he is displaying a world of speed
and a curve bell occasionally better
than most pitchers can boast of.
Venn Gregg, who has been going ba'd
for the last couple of seasons, may
"come buck." The huge portsider is
showing all kinds of tuleuwt at the
training camp of the Red Sox, and .Man
ager Bill C'arrignn expects him to win
many games this year.
Johnston has ended his case by sign
ing a straight contract with Brooklyn
for two years at $H,ii00 per annum.
Ty Cobb is to get back his ii()0 dia
mond ring which he lost two weeks ago.
It has been found by a little boy and
he will turn it over to the Veteran ball
Walter Johnson is to compete in a
bowling tournament next month. That's
the sue of ball he should be compelled
to pitch. A baseball as thrown by Wal
ter is the size of a marble when it
reaches the batter, and a bowling ball
would be the size of a baseball.
Hugliey Jennings, the famous ninnng-
' er of the Detroit team, is a sick man
I seriously sick. Last week he scraped
1 his leg teaching the recruits how to
! slide, and neglected to have the injury
treated properly. As a result the
wound became infected.
Hal Chase, who is out of a ob, was
bitterly scored by Hugh Jennings, of
the Detroit Tigers, the other day.
"Chase is a wonderful fielder, a good
batsman, and one of the most intelligent,
players in the game," said Jennings,
"but I would not have him on the De
troit team. He will not obey training
rules and he exerts a demoralizing in
fluence over young pluyers. One of hh
favorite stunts is carrying taleh and
trying to tunnel under the manager of
Jimmy Burke has something to say
about Americun league pitching that is
worth passing on. Declares the peppery
one: "The day of the slowball pitch
er has passed. I don't care who ho is,
or what he has, n flinger who hnsn 't
unusual speed has no chunce in the
American league any mora. Absolutely
the only bull that can get by in this
circuit is a fast one with cayenne
whiskers, whatever they are. An assort
ment of curves ami floaters is nil right
to make vnriety, but a fast bull is the
de luxe requirement these days.
Ray Schnlk, of the White Sox, stands
out as the leading catcher in the bio,
show. Schnlk has made rapid strides
to the front rank since Couiiskey took
him out of the American association.
He is able to catch all kinds of pitch
ing, is a deadly thrower, and can hit
the ball. Schang, of the Aathlctics,
comes next, in the opinion of many stu
dents of bnscbull.
Christy Mathewson, famous pitcher
of the New York Giants, has been to
Battle Creek, Mich., taking treatment
from B. C. Sweet, better known among
athletes as " Bonesetter " Sweet.
One of the pitching finds of the sea
son is "Steamboat" Williams, whose
first name is Reese, He was secured by
Manager Hoggins from the St. Paul
American association ctub.
Chicago scribes say that the Cubs, un
ite' Joe Tinker's management, have be
come demoralized. The players have
been driven so hard that they do not
feel sire ot their positions. Tinker
already has soured on Alike Doolan and
is trjing a n.lt named Mulligan at short
stop, lerkes, slated to be the Cubs'
regular second baseman, has been sup
planted by Zeider, of bunion fame.
Tommy Griffith, the Cincinnati
team's hard hitting outer gardener, had
a little loose dough the othter day, and
sizing up "lied" Killifer, made a 10
wager that the fnrrcl topped outfielder
could not run a third of a mile on the
race course at New Orleans before a
1 rotting horse that was being exercised
j on the truck could go a mile. Griffith
lost, however, us Kififer won with
yards to spare.
Despondent because of his physical
condition and because he killed a negro
in making an arrest, Edward Hohn-
I horst, agi'd .'10, former National league
and St. I.ouis Federal league ball play
er, committed suicide by shuoting him
self, ut Cincinnati, Ohio.
John Mcfiriw has obtained waivers
on Jim Thorpe, nnd will place him with
'hip of the International league clubs.
In some quarters there lias been an
intimation that the Phillies had planned
to use Chief Bender as a tutor of pitch
ers this season, rather than putting
much reliance in him personally to win
games. Nothing could be further from
the intentions of Pat Mornn. Bender
wn.' signed to take his turn on the hill
nnd win games. I'nless he can do this,
he is not needed by tho Fifehburg genius
Watching the Scoreboard
Pacific Coast League Standings.
r.os Angeles 7 ;l
Oakland ; 4
Portland : .." t
Vernon 3 i;
!San Francisco 3 e
Salt Lako 3 ij
Bunny Brief visited the rubber fivi
times at. iSnii Lake, gathering thi'.j
doubles ami a homer.
Pete Standridge, Angel heaver, w:-
very roughly handled divers tiiu.t
and the Bees stung l.os Angeles 14 to 3.
They played real baseball in t.os An- .
geles, with ISnn Francisco nosing 0: t
Vernon 3 to 2 after Ham Patterson 1
Indian phenom hurler had gone up.
Steen wobbled in the eighth but gi;i
his feet on terra firma ngaiu presenile
mil pitched his club to safety iu solid,
Higginbothain came to the Beaver:'
assistance when it looked as if Oakla.i L
intended showing no mercy whntewr
and halted the Oaks' parade with a lew
well directed wrigglers.
A battery of pop bottles was boi;v,
trained on Umpire Doyle in Sin Ciai
cisco when ho was happily saved froi
annihilation by the game coming i
an end. Several times the spectato
annoyance at his decision in this coe
uection and the names of Tiues boy",
Kobiu Hood and Dick' Turpin ivi'n
Groh, Cincinnati's third sicker, quir''
fied for the hall of I'uuie with some ci
cus fielding stunts and a flock .,i
He enables Cincinnati to overhaul tl
Cubs and win alter the Chicago bar
ters had poled Schneider's offerings tj
all corners of tile pasture.
Wax figures of the Pirates infield
will go into the chamber of horrors
they pull nuny more ivories like thiwr.
of yesterday. A couple of . fraiit
heaves gave St. Louis the taw.
The White Sox sat on Detroit hit) I.
All the Tigers gut was a fluke run -.i
Eddie Collins' high heave and one gen
uine tally on Ty Cobb's throe sucker.
HAVE YOU A SAND PILE.
I observed a locomotive in the mi'
road yard ono day;
1 was waiting at the round hoii-t-,
where the locomotives stay;
It was panting for the journey, it wr
coaled and fully manned,
And it had a box the fireman was fil1-
ing full of sand.
It appears that locomotives cannot, ill
ways get a grip 1
On their slender iron pavements, Van-
the wheels are apt to slip;
So when they reach a slippery spyf
their tactics they command.
And to get a grip upon the rail th. y
sprinkle it with sand.
It's about this way with travel nloutf
life's slippery track
If your load is rather heavy, and you . e
always sliding bnck;
If a common locomotive you complete
You'll supply yourself in starting wi,h
a good supply of sand.
If your track is steep and hilly, n, tl
you have a heavy grade,
And if those who've gone before yoo
have the rails quite slippery made,
If you'd ever reach the summit of ti'
You'll find you'll have to do it with a
libciul use of sand.
If you strike some frigid weather til
discover to your cost
That you're liable to slip upon a heavy
coat of frost,
Then some prompt, decided action wi'l
be called into demand
And you'll slip 'way to the bottom if
yuit haven't any Mind.
You can get to any station that is 11
life's schedule seen,
If there's fire beneath the boiler 'j'
ambition's strong machine:
And you'll reach n (dace called 1-MukV
town at a rate of speed that 's gran I,
If for nil the slippery places you've
11 good supply of sand. K.
Prison Life Turns Terre
Haute Politicians' Hair Whits
Ft. Leavenworth, Kuus.. April 15.
Foriner .Mayor Don 11 M. Hohert", Judg 1
Eli Keildin, Board of Public Wnrl 1
Members deolgo Ehrcnhul'dt and lltn
rv Montgomery nnd several others m
tli Terre Haute politicians who wen
ucnvicled in the notorious Teire Haul !
election fraud cuses and came here with
their hair untinged with grey, will hi
white haired men when they depart. I,
was leurned today that all the mi 1
named are rnpidly '"getting white."
Roberts' graying lucks are hidden be
neath his toupc.
All of the political prisoners iu 1
keeping in dose touch with Iinlianv
politics and most of them expect to
eater the game when they get out,
The Morning Astorian in it "Thirty
Years .Ago" column has this f run
"Two policemen were added to ti.
force last night. Thos I.inville mil
J. M. Olson. There are n..w si.,
policemen, which are none ton miiiw
under the circumstances. Portlaed
is unloading a gang on us that are 1
good and need watching."
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