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THAT WORLD'S SERIES AS LOOKED UPON
RHYME BY BERTON BRALEY
BY BERTON BRALEY
Written for the United Press.
Philadelphia, Oct 8. Somehow of
other it doesn't 'seenj. right to start
a world's series this way with J.
Franklin Baker secluded from sighf
and Collins clean out of the play;
with Stuffy Mclnnis removed from
the view and never a vision of
Schang, or any at all of that Mackian
crew, that glorious fence-wrecking
But soft, there is one of them greet
eth us still, as classy andfast as of
old, for out of the wreck of the Mack
ian mill the genial Barry was sold,
and now, with his legs wrapped in
sox that are red and in Bostonese
costume bedight, he plays for the
glory of Boston instead but some
how it doesn't seem right.
I know that the marvelous baseball
machine which Connie had built up of
yore was smashed by the Braves to
the last smithereen and scattered in
pieces galore; I know that the Red
Sox have honestly won their place
in this ultimate fight, but when all
the talk and discussion is done well,
somehow it doesn't seem right.
It doesn't seem, right that the series
should start with the Mackian outfit
not there, but it doesn't give me any
sadness of heart and I can't truly say
that I care; in fact, like some thou
sands of fans whom I know, I'm tick
led to death that it's so.
For it's going to be fun or at
least so we hope, to go through 'a
series without any "dope"; to sit in
a game where the cards are all new
and we don't know what what or ex
actly who's who; to figure what shade
Smokey Joe has to earn, to hold
Messrs. Killifer, Cravath and Byrne,
and whether this G. Alexander, the
Great, can freeze all the Bostonese
bunch to the plate, or whether Tris
Speaker and Hooper and Carrigan
will hammer his curves through the
ambient air again.
My.guess on the winner? Well, put
ting it plain, I ain't got no guess, but
I hope it won't rain!
PUGH WAS OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
WHEN BIG BILL FRAMED IT
Jim Pugh, pal of Mayor Thompson,
quit politics because the mayor didn't
let him know beforehand of the Sun
day closing move, according to fairly
For every dollar Thompson put
into the campaign Pugh put a dollar
of his own and that kind of a backer
ought to be told in advance of any
such big smash as the mayor's saloon
order Monday, the argument goes.
Not a whisper of it came to Jim.
He knew the municipal pier would be
named after him. He knew Healey,
an Association of Commerce favorite,
would be named chief. And he knows
today a lot of live inside secrets of
the city administration.
But the big anti-booze crack of the
mayor he didn't know that till Mon
day night when the news of it fell
on him like a house of bricks.
He tore loose in red and purple
langwidge a lot stronger than his in
terview yesterday that he's through
Business gossip has it that banks
close to brewing interests got pres
sure on Pugh.
A man who' trying to start 850
stores needs a bunch of money and
the banks loosen "up only to their
GOETHALS TO STICK AWHILE
Washington. Gov. Goethals of the
Panama canal zone will remain in
charge until all danger of blockading
of "big ditch" from slides is passed.
His resignation, effective Nov. 1, has
Skirts should be nine inches short,
says Dame Fashion. Some don't look,
as if they were nine inches long.