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AS HE POLE VAULTS
Oregon Minister Succeeds
Breaking Coast Record.
Rev. Mr. 8pearow, Member of Mult
nomah Athletic Club, la All-Round
Athlete Hloh and Broad
Jumpa His Specialties.
A minister of the Gospel broko tho
Pacific coast record In the polo vault,
nnd Is considered a promising cnndl
dnto for tho world'a record.
Ho Is Itev. Ralph A. Spcnrow, pas
tor of a Unitarian church in Portland,
and member of tho Multnomah Athlet
Sunday finds Itev. Mr. Spcnrow de
livering sermons to largo-sized con
gregations, In which young men nnd
boys nro conspicuously present. Ho Is
adored by tho youth of Portland, who
regard him as an nthlcto who preaches
"on tho side," not ns a preacher with
on athletic bent.
Mondny finds tho young minister out
on tho athletic field keeping up his
training. Ho Is an nil-round stnr, with
special ability at tho high Jump nnd
broad Jump as well as the pole vault,
and Is nlso an excellent sprinter.
Ilcv. Mr. Spenrow's const record was
made recently In u trnck meet held at
Tacomn. no soared over tho bnr at
tho dizzying height of 13 feet nnd 3-8
Inches, tho first tlmo nny const vnulter
nnd ever exceeded IS feet. Tho former
record wns held by Sam Bellnh, or
Tho world's record stnnds nt 13 feet
Rov. Mr. Spenrow at tho Tacomn
meet won tho high Jump nt 0 feet 2
Inches, which Is some Jump, and did 22
feet and one-half Inch In tho hrnnd.
Ilcv. Mr. Spearow frankly attributes
his success, not to coaching, but
prayer. Ho has never been In tho
hands of nn expert conch, but worked
out his own methods entirely. Trnyer,
ho nays, carries him over tho bar.
COZY DOLAN GOOD AS PILOT
Former Major League Player Turns
Out to Be Successful as Manager
Won for St. Joseph.
Cozy Dolnn, who onco plnyed third
bnso for tho Ynnks nnd later plnyed
In tho National league with Philadel
phia, Pittsburgh and St. Louis, hns
turned out to bo u successful manager
Dolan turned n Pnt Morun stunt In St.
Joo this year. Ho gavo St. Joseph Its
first pennant, nud now Cozy can have
anything in tho Missouri town.
ODD ANTICS OF MARANVILLE
Boston Shortstop Bids Fair to Step
Into Shoea of Veteran Nick Altrock
"Rabbit" Mnranvillo still tho samo
brilliant performer as of old In tho
short field, but ho Is furnishing the
fans with plenty of laughs theso days
with his funny antics. Tho "Rabbit"
bids fair to step Into tho shoes of the
veteran Nick Altrock when tho latter
Van Ormnn, J. II. Hush and W. C.
their gridiron stars into condition for
BUSH IN TRIPLE PLAY
Tho first triple piny ever exe
cuted nt Navln field wns seen by
a lnrge crowd. In n recent game
between Tigers nnd Yankees
Pratt doubled nnd llodlo strolled
with nono out. Hue! lined to
Hush, who, ns quick as u flash,
tagged Pratt going back to sec
ond and then whipped the ball
to Hcllman, completing nn ex
PRINCETON WARRIORS NOW
IN FIGHTING CONDITION
William Hoper, Princeton coach
who has been working hard this full
getting his football team Into shnpt
for this season's gridiron battles.
UMPIRES BLIND BY INSTINCT
That Is Opinion Held by Pick of Bos-
ton Braves Who Was Hit on Head
by Pitched Ball.
Charley Pick of tho Hoslon Braves
Is only another of tho vnst army of
bnll players who think Unit till um
pires nro blind by Instinct nnd Insnne
During n recent gnmo Charley claim
ed ho was hit on the head by
n pitched ball. Umpire Qulgley, how
over, thought otherwise, although Char
ley wns really In n position to know.
It was his hend. Mr. Qulgley was ob
Tho following day the denouement
enmo when Charley was unable to ap
pear becauso tho sldo of his head
looked like a flllgreed door-knob.
DISPUTE OVER "INFIELD FLY"
'American League Umpires Do Not
Agree on Question Decisions by
Connolly and Morlarlty.
American lenguo umpires evidently
don't ngrco on what constitutes an
'"Infield lly." In ono game u third
basemen muffed a fly, Just getting his
hands on It, nfter a hnrd run Into left
field. Tom Connolly said It was an
"Infield lly." A fow days later n short
stop lost nn easy lly In tho sun and It
dropped safo four feet nwny. Um
pire Genrgo Morlarlty snld It wns not
nn "Infield lly" becauso tho shortstop
did not reach It.
FAVORS MILITARY ATHLETICS
Colonel Thompson to Urge Govern
ment to Promote Fencing, Shoot
ing and Horsemanship.
Col. Joseph II. Thompson of the
110th Infantry, Twenty-eighth division,
who had chnrgo of tho conveying of
tho United States athlntes to tho Inter
allied meet and homo ngnln, Is prepar
ing to urgo tho government officials
to officially promoto fencing, pistol
shooting nnd horsemanship, which are
fundamentally military and should be
conducted as such.
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MANY STAR SHORTSTOPS
The world scries has known
many u famous shortstop. Ro
cnll, for instance, tho ilnys of
.Too Tinker, Ilnnq Wugncr, Hub
bit Marnnvlllo and Jack Hurry,
lionclimpn tried and true, nil of
whom flulHlictl high on tin base
hull horizon In the llnul test.
Hurry, ,H a member of the great
Mnckhm Infield perhaps made
more money than nny of the
others, but the great Wagner
stood beyond even hint In bat
tine and Holding nnd every other
department of play. Unscbnll
has known many great short
THOMAS UPTON OUT
AFTER AMERICA CUP
Next Year's Contest.
First Important Step Is to Send 23
Meter Shamrock to Act as Trial
Boat W. P. Burton Will
Sinco his return to London from
America, Sir Thomas Llpton has set
about tho task of completing his ar
rangements for next year's contest for
tho America cup In earnest, says
Yachting World. Tho most Important
decision so fnr arrived at, Sir Thomas
told u writer In that periodical, Is to
send the 23-mctcr Shamrock to America
early next year to act us n trial boat
In tho tuning up spins of tho chal
lenger, Shamrock IV. Asked who
would have chargo of the British boat,
Sir Thomas replied W. P. Burton tind
consented to sail tho challenger In the
rnco for the America cup, nnd nlso
talto charge of the 23-meter Shamrock.
"Naturally, he will hnvo his own pro
fessional skipper," Sir Thomas added.
"Mr. Burton will nlso be responsible
for engaging the crews of both boats,
and, In fact, ho will be In entire charge
of tho whole of tho trials nnd tho ac
tual races on the other side. Charles
E. Nicholson, her designer, Is going
over nt nn early date for the purpose
of thoroughly cxam'nlng Shnmrock
"Do you think nny alterations nro
likely to bo mado In her?" Sir Thomas
"That Is a matter which I am leav
ing entirely to Mr. Nicholson's Judg
ment. Many experienced yachtsmen
aro of opinion thnt Shamrock IV Is far
nnd nwny tho best boat 1 have ever
had to represent rao In this great con
test." "If you loso this time, will you chal
"I hnvo tho greatest hopes thnt I
shall be successful In this, my fourth
nttempt to bring bnck the cup, but If
I nm successful I can only nny that
I shall glvo Mr. Nicholson nn order to
build another boat."
ROSS STARTS FOR HONOLULU
Aquatic Star to Participate In Races
In Hawaii and May Contlnuo
Over to Australia.
Norman Ross of the I. A. C, star of
tho aquatic events of tho interallied
games, Is on his way to Honolulu nnd
mny contlnuo over to Australia. Coach
Bill Uachrach of the Tri-Color club ac
companied Ross, who will compete- In
match races nt Honolulu October SO
RUNNER EXPECTED TO SHINE
A. G. Hill of London Polytechnic Har
riers, Entered In Olympic Games,
Has Good Record.
Ono of tho English runners expect
ed to shlno In tho Olympic games Is
A. G, Hill, of tho Loudon Polytechnic
Harriers, tho half-mllo and one-mllo
champion who, in tho recent sports
of tho Celtic Football club nt Glasgow,
finished second In tho one-mile race,
covering tho dlstnnco In 4 minutes 10
4-5 seconds. Ho wns scratch man. The
performnnco bent Fred Bacon's Scot
tish record of 4 minutes 18 1-5 seconds
mado at Powderhnll In 1894 nnd equnlB
tho British mark for tho distance by
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Conch Dohblo is shown In tho
football warriors In tho how, why and
ruHl uhuocu Hnuumuu
A play thnt cnused somo argu
ment enmo up In tho recent Yankees-Browns
series. Tobln rolled
n grounder to Plpp, who tagged
tho runner, but tho ball bounced
out of his hand. Mogrldc caught
tho ball before It touched tho
ground nnd Milter Hugglns ar
gued tho out therefore should bo
nllowcd. Umpire Evans ruled
Plpp had not held the bnll on
Tobln nnd thnt the runner wns
safe. Ccrtnlnly, what else?
COACH OF HARVARD'S 1919
ELEVEN PUSHES HIS STARS
Conch Fisher of tho Harvard 1010
football team has worked his men
hard nnd splendid achievements nro
expected before tho .sun Hon closes.
ROOKIE WAS PEANUT VENDOR
First Baseman Grimm, Formerly With
Little Rock, Has Had Rapid
Rise In Baseball.
Chnrllo Grimm, who hns been pur
chased by tho Pirates from tho Llttlo
Rock club of tho Southern nssocln
Hon, has hnd a rapid rlso In baseball.
Thrco yenra ago ho was n peanut
and soda vendor In tho Cardlnnls park
nnd plnyed semi-pro bnll when tho
Cnrds wero nwny from home. Lnst
year ho npplled to Jnck Hendricks,
then mnnngor of tho Cardlnnls, for a
tryout, nnd Jnck, granting It, liked the
youngster's looks so well ho kept him
over for n time, finally turning him
over to Llttlo Rock for further sea
soning. Grimm plnyed n lino brand of boll
In tho Southern association this yent
nnd tho Plrnto scouts bcllevo ho will
show to better advnntngo nt tho In
itial sack thnn Georgo Whltted.
DATE FOR BIG SOCCER GAME
Interleaguo Match Between Scotland
and England to Be Played at
Glasgow on March 20.
At n recent meeting of tho foothnll
leaguo manngoment commltteo hnvlnn.
chnrgo of soccer foothnll In Great Brlt
nln, It was recommended to play tho
interleaguo soccer match between Scot
lnnd nnd England at Glasgow on
March 20, 1020.
CANADIAN IS LARGE WINNER
Owner Rods of Montreal Bids Fad
to Head List of Winning Owners
on American Turf.
J, K. L. Robs of Montreal bids fait
to head tho list of winning owners
on tho American turf again this year,
Sir Barton, Cudgel and other horses
'In his stable having earned more than
1120,000 since the opening of tho season.
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when of n pluco kick.
LAMINATED WOOD IS
SUPERIOR FOR BATS
Forest Service Is Making Most
Not Certain, However, That Clubs Will
Satisfy Critical Demands of Pro
fessional Players Somo
Broken in Trials.
Tho prcscnt-dny penchant of manu
facturers and others for substituted
threatens even thoso trusted bnschnll
bnts to which every big league hitter
looks to perpetuate his fame. The for
est products laboratory of tho forest
service, United States department of
agriculture, hns recently been manu
facturing experimentally n number of
lamlnntcd wood nrtlcles with tho Idea
of utilizing smnll lumber stocks. Base
ball bats aro nmong tho nrtlcles which
hnvo been experimented on. In prnc
tlcnlly every Instnnco tho products
mndo from this mnterial hnvo given
ns good service ns those mado In tho
regular way. Whether they would sat
isfy tho critical demands of profes
sionals who Inspect their whito nsh
clubs with zealous enre, Is a matter
as yet undetermined. The fact re
mnlns, however, that tho Initial buc
ccss In the experiments cited seem to
Indicate thnt thero is u lorgo field
heretofore undeveloped In which Inmln
ntcd wood can be used successfully.
Attention Is called to tho fact that,
whllo somo of tho bnts hnvo broken
under nevero usnge, tho breaks wero
not In the glued Joints, Indicating thnt
tho artificial Joining hns been accom
plished In an entirely satisfactory man
ner. Shoo lasts wero nlso mndo of lam
inated wood nnd nfter undergoing tho
severest usngo In various factories nro
still serviceable. Hat blocks of a sim
ilarly built-up material wero tried out
thoroughly nnd proved very satisfac
tory. Recently constructed specimens
of wagon bolsters which wero mndo
up with Inmluatlnns carefully Joined
Just beforo gluing nro standing weath
er tests well. A wagon company la
giving theso nrtlcles n trlnl.i '
GJBS0N MAY PILOT PIRATES
Rumor Afloat In Pittsburgh That Vet
eran Backstop May Succeed
Manager Hugo Bezdek.
Thero Is nflont In I'lttsburgh n re
port that Georgo Gibson, tho veteran
catcher, will succeed Hugo Bezdclc as
manager of the Pirates beforo tho
opening of tho 1020 season. Hezdok,
according ko report, will devote ids
tlmo next year to coaching athletic
teams nt Penn State Gibson, who
piloted the Toronto team of tho In-,
ternntlonal lenguo this year, mndo nn
excellent showing, finishing In second