MAGAZINE SECTION iL JOUBI SPORTING NEWS THIETY -NINTH TEAK. SALEM, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916 PRICE TWO CENTS MmcS!?. I: i I : - .1 MMtMMMtftMtf r Sport News I MM MMMMtMHMMMt TRACK MEET WILL BE HELD FOR ATHLETES Any District May Enter Team and Ristrict May Consolidate 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 the contests: 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 cured." . "B" division shall include all stu dents in the grammar grades, who are eligible according to rules hereinafter provided. Any school district in the county may enter n team or teams in the county contest. 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 team. 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 "Southern Division." Goethals Expected to Offer Resignation Again 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. ING GAME 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 safeties. 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 today. "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 far. ' 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, The 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 there. 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 SEASON 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 dejected lot. 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 gon 0. 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! 7 v i ' , -1 l i-- V6fr ! ' I i V 'A I " CALIFORNIA GIRLS GO EAST TO DANCE AND FROLIC IN SNOW '( S ty IS . 1. T --rr' - 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 , i J 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 Mexico." "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 nourishing sausages! j 1 v SPORT GOSSIP . '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 tosser. 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 his team." 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. W. L. r.os Angeles 7 ;l Oakland ; 4 Portland : .." t Vernon 3 i; !San Francisco 3 e Salt Lako 3 ij IV. .7'") .4 V. .43:. .433 .:t:j i 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, gold style. 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 mentioned. Groh, Cincinnati's third sicker, quir'' fied for the hall of I'uuie with some ci cus fielding stunts and a flock .,i biugles. 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 ly understood, 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' upper tableland, 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, CHARMING FRANKNESS The Morning Astorian in it "Thirty Years .Ago" column has this f run statement: "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." Try canital Journal Want Ai.