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cause it was known Ball would buy
the Browns and there would not be
a chance to buy St. Louis Fed play
ers. The only place Kauff has anything
on Tobin is-in. batting. Tobin is as
fast on the bases, plays fly-hit balls
better and thrown better.
Tobin batted .299 in the Fed league
last season. He made more hits than
any other player, 186. His nearest
rival ;was Ed Konetchy, who made
Tebin ranked second in the number
of bases made on his hits, third in
scoring runs and fourth in honors.
Combination of the two St. Louis
clubs gives the Browns a pretty sweet
looking outfield. Besides Tobin,
Manager Felder Jones will have Ar
mando Marsans, the Cuban, who also
comes over from the Fed club ; Shot
ten, Red Walker and Howard.
Fielder Jones, manager of the St.
Louis Americans, has an idea that
comes pretty close to being pipet
dream. It involves the erection or a
baseball plant that will seat 150,000
and be used only for world series
The plant should be built in some
neutral city, probably in the south
where the weather would be good for
baseball in October. He says it would
not.make much difference where the
plant was located, the fans would
travel many miles to see the big
games if they knew they would be
sure to get seats.
"The world series is really some
thing apart from the National and
American league races," says Jones.
"It is the grand climax of the two
stirring races and appeals as much to
the fan in Bangor, Maine, as to the
fan in Portland, Ore.
"Provision should be made so that
all the fans who want to see the big
series could do so, and be sure of accommodations.
"Organized baseball might provide
the big plant at an outlay of about I
$100,000. Some community might
donate the land. The railroads and t
other enterprises that reap benefits
could chip m to defray expenses.
"The world series advertises itself
because fans think about the big
games from the start of the season to
the finish. The big revenue from
seats would pay for the plant in a
short time, even if seats were sold
for smaller prices than they are
CHANCES OF BEING MURDERED
JUST EIGHT OUT OF 100,000
There are eight chances out of
100,000 that you will be murdered.
Bloodcurdmgly, yes, but true, ac
cording to statistics just compiled by
Frederick L. Hoffman of New York.
It means that 8,000 residents of
the country are murdered each year.
Memphis leads all other American
cities in the number of capital crimes
yearly. There the murders in 1914
amounted to 72.2 persons for every
Charleston, S. C, is second with
33.3 persons of every 100,000.
Chicago had in ten years 1955
murders, the average murder rate
being 9.3 persons in every 100,000.
The rate for San Francisco is 11.8,
Cincinnati, 11; Seattle, 8.1; Spokane,
7.8, and Washington, 7.5. -
The lowest rate of cities checked
up is that of Milwaukee, which av
erages 2.4 for the ten-year-period, al
though its rate was 5.2 in 1914.
New York, checking up only Man
hattan and Bronx, has a rate of 6.1.
Sir Being a movie fan, I go near
ly every night. In a very tense scene
last night the hero was engaged in
the interesting feat of tossing the
villain over a high cliff. Being a
pretty good lip reader, I got his line
of talk. "No supper (jerk) fer us
(kick) t'night, Bill! It's a (twist)
ten-mile drive to (push) San Ber
nardino (kick) now, over you go!
Lookout!" Then the villain disap
peared and the camera stopped. .