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BASEBALL SPORTS OF ALL SORTS BOXING
Results of trial heats in the quar
ter and half mile leave Illinois a fa
vorite for championship honors in the
Conference indoor -track meet in
Patten gym, Evanston, tonight Chi
cago qualified three men in the quar
ter and one in the half. Illinois
placed two in the half and one in the
quarter. Oshorne won his trial heat
in the 880 in the fastest time of the
Northwestern easily took top hon
ors in the Conference swimming
meet, rolling up 37 points, 15 more
than Chicago registered to earn sec
ond place. Illinois was third with 17
points. Johnson of Northwestern
was individual star with victories in
the 40, 100 and 220 yard dashes, es
tablishing new records in each event.
Ralph De Palma will be a feature
entry in the first 500-mile speedway
race over the new track here June 19.
His entry was signed yesterday, and
the daring Italian and his Mercedes
are sure starters.
University High scored 45 points to
win first honors in the suburban prep
league's annual indoor track meet.
Lyons township was on the fieels of
U. high, 2 points behind. Oak Park
was third with 26 points.
Smart of Lyons was individual star,
carrying his team almost through to
the title. He scored firsts in the 220,
high and low hurdles, half mile, won
second in the high jump and placed
third in the 50-yard dash.
The Pullman soccer team is play
ing the Homestead, Pa., eleven on
alien ground this afternoon in the na
tional amateur championship series.
Martin Remias and Frank Kafora
of Chicago, with 1,237, rolled into the
doubles lead at the bowling tourna
ment in Peoria. Deacon Howley and
Dave Luby notched third place with
1,229. There were no changes in
the five-man and singles toppers.
Some of the Coast league magnates
believe they have a chance to secure
Russell Blackburne from the White
Sox. Los Angeles is making a strong
bid for last year's second baseman.
Maybe they will, succeed, but we
doubt-it very much.' There is no log
ical reason why Blackburne should
be released from the south side team.
He is needed now, and will bejieeded
more during the season if injuries
Blackburne is the best relief in
fielder on the squad, and in some
quarters there is a strong suspicion
that he would make good as the reg
ular third baseman. That difficult
corner job is still an open proposition.
Bromwich Baker and Breton have
all had a crack at it, and no one of
them has shown enough all-around
ability to class with major league
Until Weaver returns to the squad
there wil lbe no chance to try Black
burne out at third base. He is need
ed at short in order that Eddie Collins
may get practice next to a fast man.
But when Buck puts on his uniform
again the logical step is to put Black
burne over on thircTand let him have
a try at the job He is a smart ath
lete and will not be guilty of errors
of omission. His hitting will class
up well, his baserunning is good.
He has never played third, but the
base is situated on the side of the
diamond where his best work has
Bromwich and Baker were sent
back to the second squad yesterday
by Manager Rowland. Both failed.
Now the leader is making a desperate .
effort to teach Bobby Roth, an out
fielder, the business of third basing.
He may succeed, but those who saw
Roth in action as an outfielder last
fall recollect that he was not strong,
on ground balls in the gardens.
Whether he would do better on them