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BIG CHIEF BENDER IS
Chief Bender cannot only shoot
rem over the pan but he also can
shoot some with the 12-guage, dou
ble-barreled artillery. The chief, now
with the Baltimore Federals aftef
years of service with the Athletics, 1
is a corking good trap-shooter. The
last four scores he has piled up in re
cent clay pigeon competition have
been 89, 94, 97 and 100 out of a pos-'
sible 100. The veteran when photo-'"
graphed at the traps said he was anx-r
iously awaiting the opening of the"1
season to prove to the Baltimore fans' '
he is not yet through. "
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MAN GOES FROM BOYDOM TO
JAIL IN ONE JUMP f
Milwaukee, March 3. This is sr
story of the spirit of spring; the man0
who felt the call of youth and the un-3
feeling, blind cruelty of the law.
William Oldenburg, 48, penniless
jobless, homeless and poorly dressed,!'
stood watching a group of boys play-3
ing marbles on the street today.1
Retrospection made Oldenburg young3
again and an odd whim seized hinf.
Timidly, he approached" the boys antr
asked to join their game. e
The welcomed him with all the fel
lowship of boydom. He borrowed
enough marbles for a stake. Gradu "
ally his old skill returned and forgot
ten expression found their way intd
his vocabulary. He called his new'
found companions by their nick-4
"Here, Skiny, my turn," he object
ed mildly. '
"Clearings and fandubs!" he?
crouched before the "ring" and fin
gered his "shooter" artistically, 'aRr
he settled himself for a brilliant shot
And then the law interfered.
"Come along now," interposed sC,
gruff voice, as a big policeman laid1
his hand on Oldenburg's shoulder.
"Aw!" pleaded the boys.
But Oldenburg was hustled off to
the station in a motor patrol. A pa-,
lice judge wrote the final chapter df
Oldenburg's little trip to Boyland With
a thirty-day sentence for vagrancy.
The $3,150,000 estate of Edward"
Tilden will go to widow and two sonsi,