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isn't varied the scribe has actual
work to do. Which probably . ac
counts for the yarn that Reb Rus
sell's arm is causing lots of worry to
the manager. Something was need
ed to vary the monotony,
i Reb will be right when the season
opens. He is down to weight and
any slight kink in his throwing mem
ber will be taken out by the work he
will get between Houston and the
major league confines. Russell is big
enough to need hot weather and
plenty of it before he reaches the
pinnacle of his form.
First Baseman Hanry has been re
leased to St Joseph of the Western
league, and Outfielder Haas goes to
Newark of the International league.
Henry will take the place of Jourdan,
who seems destined to stick with the
Hose as first relief to Chick Gandil.
Gandil has had no trouble with his
legs during the training period, and,
with a chance for the pennant in
sight, the incentive may serve as a
poultice for his wounds. Until Cleve
land went down in the race in 191(5
Chick was in the game with regular
ity. Today the Sox go to Galveston for
a game, and Friday a contest for
charity will be played with Hous
ton. In the meantime the team is
getting vigorous daily drill on the
Mobilization of the national guard
in various states is cutting into col
lege athletic activity, and in some
cases there is a possibility that com
petition will be entirely canceled.
Harvard is seriously considering
such a move, and Princeton and Col
by canceled a ball game scheduled
yesterday. The Tiger diamond men
are taking daily military drill. How
ard Berry, Penn football, track and
baseball star, and Dick Warren, star
hurdler, have responded to the mili
tia call, putting a crimp in Penn's
athletic aspirations. Knox college
at Gaiesburg, 11L, has lost two stars,
Carroll and Ellard, who have gone to
Branch Rickey's desire to leave
the business management of the St
Louis Browns to accept the presi
dency of the Cardinals is up to Pres.
Johnson of the American league. Phil
Ball of the Browns put the matter
before Ban, but the latter said he
would need time to study the con
tract Rickey has with the American
Five-man competition in the A. B.
C. bowling tournament at Grand
Rapids closed last night, Chicago
winning again when the Birk Bros.'
score of 3,061 withstood all competi
tion. The members of the winning
team are George Geiser, Joe Baker,
Otto Trader, August Trapp and Jule
Lellinger. Their mark is a new rec
ord. Ted Lewis, British welter, decisive
ly outfought Champion Jack Britton
in ten rounds at Cincinnati, '0., but
there was no referee's decision. Both
men exhibited remarkable defensive
skill, but Lewis forced the fighting.
Matty McCue and Ray Maywurm,
a Milwaukee man. fought ten rounds
j at Racine, and at the end matters
I were almost even, any shade going
I to McCue. Maywurm made an excel
' lent showing against his more ex
Schurz High junior swimmers
christened the new Schurz pool last
night by defeating Austin in a dual
tank meet, 147 to 123. Corydon of
Schurz won two firsts and was a fac
tor in winning the 160-yard relay.
Shorty Des Jardien, former foot
ball, track and diamond star of the
Univ. of Chicago, has been signed to
pitch for the Mohawks of the Chi
cago league. Shorty pitched in the
Central ass'n last year.
Marshall lights 14, Senn 4.
Marshall bantams 15, Senn 4.
Hyde Park heavies 24, Calumet 14.
Cornell Whales 27, Maroons 12.
Northwestern "U" ice hockey play
ers defeated Hyde Park High, 6 to 0,
evening the series with the preps.
Jack Simms substituted for Terry