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Ban Johnson Coming to Confer
Wtti Crowder About New Roles
MANY A MAN SUFFERS SEVERE SHELL SHOCK WHEN HE FAILS TO PICK THE ONE THE PEA IS UNDER
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I By'LOUIS A. DOUGHER.
Ban Johnson president of the American League, is expected to confer
with Provost Marshal Crowder today relative to the position the Gov-
1 emment -will take regarding the continuation of professional baseball. If
baseball is classed, as a sport, strict ruling is cpected to kill it. If it
as classed as an amusement, as many believe, it may escape. President
Johnson'hopes tp learn definitely today just how the national game will be
"The American League "will never
object to a, ball player shouldering
a tine," Johnson raid to Interviewers
in Philadelphia yesterday, "and will
-do everything to encourage such a
practice; but we do not think, it is
, fair to take our players and put them
Mn Industrial plants, where, they are
. wanted majnly to pjay baseball on
J the side.
"We oppcaeuch r. scheme. There
are industrial plant with np-tolate
ball parks, and tl. r are offering
, erery inducement to set men out of
organized baseball to accept soft Jobs
and play baseball Saturdays and holi
days. It Them Fight."
Some of thise parks are within
Ave miles of bit: league parka "We
do not think that this kind of. com
petition is fair: but, as I said before,
w will offer no obstacle to- a ball
player's putting- on a khaki uniform
and taking- a rifle and fighting the
Hnn, eren if it costs us erery player
m organized baseball
The flrat player affected by the
new ruling- Is Jack "Warhop, former
THkee Ditcher, now with the To-
"VCazhop Is a railroad fireman, uis
draft board in Ohio has ordered him
back to his engine.
Baseball leaders, without exception,
express their entire willingness to do
all in their power to assist the Gov
ernment. If it is more agreeable to
the Government to leave the big cities
of the country -without major league
baseball, the parks will he closed at
once, though Jeopardizing an invest
ment of millions.
TCTpes Out Boxlnjc.
. Professional boxing Is practically
certain to be wiped out by the latest
ruling. Ever since the declaration of
war criticism has been hurled at va
rious boxers, from Jess Willard down
tp the most unknown, for their back
wardness in enlisting As a large
majority are within the draft age it
Is now expected that the ring game
will die until the Hun Is whipped.
Racine will hardly feel tho order.
as most jockeys areunder the draft
age. and almost without exception we
trainers are advanced in years.
Few professional golfers are with
in the draft age. There are no pro
fessional tennis players.
Leading baseball men believe that
the attitude of the Government will
be that the national game is a neces
sary outlet for the feelings of the
American people. They think that
the players may be ordered to take
up some necessary work from October
to April, Instead of loafing away their
winter: but that the game will be
preserved as an outdoor necessity for
Will Help lied Cross.
Red Cross Day at Georgia avenue,
with Ty Cobb as the principal at
traction. Is marked for this after
noon. President Wilson, if he can
spare the time, hopes to lend his
presence to the entertainment, the
entire proceeds of which are to be
given to the Red Cross. Colonel
Olnty's crack Engineers' Band from
Camp Meigs, after leading the Wash
T?.7iit.S Off the field rineton baseball contingent in a
Internationals, on: ino neia, r ... ,.,,.
downtown parade, will render a con
cert at the ball park. Ban Johnson
will occupy a seat In President Mi
nor's box. thus promising entire pro
tection to the poor umpires. And the
joyous Jungaleers. straight from a
sizzling stop at Sbibe Park, will be
yowling for raw meat
Because the Tigers are down among
the barrels an' things, the Griffs hope
to catch up with the pee-rade while
Jennings tarries in the Capital. Those
pesky St. Louis Browns have put a
painful crimp in the ambitions of
Griff's young men. Fielder Jones
went away from here with a broad
grin stretching from ear to ear. Some
say It -went even farther than that.
And so today the home boys hope to
fatten their batting averages at the
expense of those weak pitchers Jen
nings is said to be toting around.
Becaiise this is Red Cross Day, the
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estimable gentleman who whiles away
his afternoons guarding the pass gate
and listening to the excited cries of
the mob from afar expects to have a
quiet day. Yep, he'll let anybody
through, if they have the credentials,
but he admits that he believes Wash
Ingtonlans are such good sports that
they won't bother him today.
Only Feur Store Games.
The Griffmen play only four more
games here before hitting the pike.
The Tigers are due for all four of
them, being the big attraction for
Washington's workers on Sunday.
Next Wednesday the Griffs are due
to open a four-game series at Boa
ton with the Red Sox, who got their
second wind after leaving the Capi
tal. The Capltollans will be away
most of June, opening their first
Western invasion at Cleveland June
1 and closing on June 17 at Chicago.
On June 10 the Griffs will be in
New Tork for the first of four bat
tles. Then they will return to Wash
ington, opening on June 24 with Con
nie Mack's Athletics. They will re
main here a whole month then, un
less Provost Marshall General Crow
der thinks different, and makes the
whole caboodle of them go to work.
The Brownies copped the final vic
tory at Georgia avenue, making a
clean sweep of the series. Ayers was
beaten In the ninth. 3 to 2, after the
handful of bugs thought the Hllls
vllllan was going home with the
glory. Oh, yes, of course, you have to
hand something to Tom Rogers, the
husky hurler turned loose by Fielder
Jones. He did some noble flinging.
and his support was always at hand.
Judge's double became a run when
Foster singled and Karl Smith flung
the pill over SIsler's dome In the
opening frame. The Browns tied It
up In the second, when "Gosh" Dem
m(t doubled and Smith singled and
pulled the double steal. Demmltt
scored while the Griffs were wasting
their time getting Smith at first base.
Griffmen Go Ahead.
With two dead In the fourth, the
Griffs took a one-run lead. Lavan
walked and Ainsmith scared every
body, including himself, by hitting
safely for the first time lnce May 18.
Ayers roller to short would ordinar
ily have been soft for Gerber, but
Lavan's circus Jump right In front of
the Brownie bothered htm, and It
went for a single, scoring Lavan.
When the ninth opened it seemed
a foregone conclusion that the home
boys would win. Demmltt drew a
pass, and gave way to Fritz Malsel on
the bases. Smith followed with a
double to right center, scoring Malsel.
and Nunamaker's Texas leaguer over
Judge's head sent Smith across.
Lavan singled with one gone In the
final half, but. after Schulte had ex
pired, he perished trying to reach
third on Tlngllng's smash to center.
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Here is Harry Vardon, the great
Enelish eolfer, who is planning a
trip to this country to engage in
Red Cross benefit matches with, the
best American players. Though in
the draft aee. Vardon hopes to re
ceive leave of absence for three
MACK LOSES KOPP.
PHILADELPHIA. May 24. Merlin
Kopp, ConnU Mack's great little left
fielder, has- been ordered to be at-To-
ledo. Ohio, on May 28 to leave for
Camp Zachary Taylor. Ky. The Ath-
l.il.. Will fl fit tlhl,nM. la i has
been playing' wonderful ball all season.
FINE THROWING CUTS
DOWN ANXIOUS GRIFFS
Ambitious Griffs twice gave the
Brownies opportunities to prove their
pegging prowess in the final game
of the scries.
In the eighth Foster was on first
when Shanks hammered a single to
rlehL Foster thought he could go
all the way around, but Demmltt flung
to Slsler and Eddie died the aeatn
of a dog.
In the ninth Johnny Tobln, a great
ly Improved kid this season, contrib
uted a peg that chopped down
Lavan racing into inira l.vii
thought he could go around from first
n virtr-Hnryu aftv to rlcht center.
Nothing doing! He was killed yards
and jarUs away rrom ino cuaniou.
at press criticism
WILMINGTON, DeL. May 24. Joe
Jackson announced today that he is
done with professional baseball.
"It makes no difference when the
war end. I shall not attempt to go
back to ball playing to make a living.
T InUml in maV mV hfllTIA here and
to follow the trade of shipbuilding."
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jaCKSOn IS peevcu uvcr yiwn vmt-
clsm of his action in quitting the
ll'VI. Caw ftf riMlnf nlllH In the
draft. He ?ays he applied to the ship
building plant nero iwo raoniun s
for a Job: that Rowland knew It and
that Rowland also knew ho was to
loao the team while It was In the
PLAYS SCHOOL GAME.
St Albans will wind up the srafon
tomorrow In meeting the Roys' Latin
School team, of Baltimore, roach
Korbus Is expecting to leave for the
aviation corps after the game.
Moyer. pitching for the Finance
and Accounts team. In the Depart
mental League, climbs on the hillock
of fame among the amateurs today.
The F. and A. hurler fanned twenty-
one batters in the gamo with Agri
culture and lost his battle.
Errors by teammates, combined
with a fine brand of pitching by
Lehmlche, of the Aggies, who allowed
but one hit. spelled defeat for Moyer.
Danny Hurd and Frank ord, mem
bers of the Rex A. C baseball team,
will leave for Fort Oglethorpe. Ga,
shortly to enter service. The players
have been Identified with the strong
amateur nine1 for some seasons.
Kane, of the Supplies and Accounts,
and Cox, of the Disbursement team.
In the Navy Interbureau League, were
the leading hitters In the regularly
scheduled contest yesterday. Both
batters got four hits out of five times
up and Cox slashed out a double In
one trip to the plate. S. and A. won
by 11 to S.
Braund, of the Gun Division, has
had several first-class pitching per
formances to his credit this season.
He started ,In at second base for the
Gun team yesterday, but was called
into the box after Gatley had failed.
Quadrangle Shops had a four run
lead when Braund started hurling.
The Quadrangle men were blanked
during the remainder of the contest
while Braund was fanning- nine. The
Gun team got Into the running in the
fourth and fifth and scored enough to
win a 5 to 4 game.
RADIO PLAYERS MEET
MARYLAND STATE TODAY
Camp Radio baseball players have
arranged to play Maryland State Col
lege at College Park today.
Today's game will be one of the last
of the year for State. Aitcheson will
probably pitch for State.
MEET AT BALL PARK.
BALTIMORE. May 24. Kid Wil
liams and Young Chaney will meet
Saturdays, June 1, at the Orioles' ball
park. All arrangements have been
WANTS SUNDAY GAMES.
The American A. C. baseball team
wants games for Sundays. Address
B. Claxton, 1328 F street northwest.
Beston 12 .tu
Ctlcato.... 1511 .
Xw York... 1111 Jt!
St. Louis., till Jil
Cleveland.- 1114 .SS
Philadelphia 15 II .49
Detroit...... 1 JSt
St. Lnds, : Wauhlntton. i
Cleveland, 1; Boston, 0.
ChtcasD jU- New TorIC Tala.
Detroit at Philadelphia, ma.
Where, They Play Today.
Detroit at Washington. .
Cleveland at Ne-rTerk.
fit. louls-at Philadelphia.
Chlcaco at Boston.
New Tork., 3 7 .IV
Cincinnati.. IS 11 Ml
I'UUbuixb.. H33 U
PhT-ad-elpoia 12 U .O
Botton....i. iris jm
Brooklyn.... UK -s
St. LouU-v.. S3) .no
New Tork, : St. Loula. 4 (II Inmass).
Cbicaj-o. S; Brooklyn. 0.
Philadelphia. 3; Plttslxrch, X.
Boston, 4; Cmcumatl. X.
YPsere They Play Today
Brooklyn at St. Znils.
New Tork at Chleato.
Philadelphia at dncirmaU.
Boston at Pittsburgh.
BIG LEAGUE B1FFERS.
AB. H. TB.
Tlnxiinr, Griffs....... Ill
Harcsby, Cards -. Ill
Bancroft. Phlls 1-4 4
Smith. Browns 4 3 S
GrUntb. Reds- ...... 4 3 3
Eller. Beds 4 3.3
INTERN AND WESTERN
AT GEORGETOWN TODAY
Eastern and Western will -play to
day at Georgetown University in the
next to th elast high school cham
pionship game. The teams have won
one garae so far in the' series --Jd
have lost two. It wilt be the final
game of the season for Eastern.
Western will play Fort Washington
Central and Business will wind up
the series next Tuesday. Central has
annexed the title, as a loss for the Mt
Pleasant team would In no way affect
Its standing at the top.
ST. JOHN'S TEAM GETS
GOING IN PREP GAME
DRAFT CLAUDE THOMAS.
MINNEAPOLIS, May 24 Claude
Thomas, the Miller's Iron man of the
mound," has been drafted and will
report next week at Camp Travis. Tex.
He was obtained from Washington in
St. John's College blossomed out
u-ith a n in T Art-t over the George
town Preps yesterday. Walsh appear
ed good all the way for the winners.
HAS ELEVEN STARS.
Toledo. May 24. Toledo soon will
have eleven stars on Its service flag.
The players gone to war include
Fluhrer, Sweeney, Mullen, Crosaln,
Hamilton, Murphy, and Murray. Beall
and Fabrlque are soon to go, and
Denoville and Schultz are In class 1-A,
and expecting call. And then they
blme Roger Bresnahan for not hav
ing a winning ball team.
WYCKOFF GETS HOOK.
BOSTON. May 24-1 Weldon Wy
rknff has been released by Mansger
IEd Barrow to Minneapolis In the
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FAILTO AGREE ON
There will be no Central-Tech dual
track meet this year.
When tha principals of the 'school
got together to talk over details' of
the meet there was a split upon the
number of events In which as athlete
could compete and a disagreement
upon. the number of men to compete in
Central Insisted upon no limitation
of athletes in entering events. Tech
would not agree to this.
Tech Is reported to hare lost Walter
MeNamara, Its track Captain, who
would be unable to compete. Tha pro
posed meet attracted a, del of attention.
Central failed to enter Its athletes
In the annaul field and track meet.
Through the student publication, the
Tech IAte Central was challenged to
a dual meet with no restrictions.
Principal Wilson, of Central, for
mally challenged Tech to a dual meet
last .Saturday setting down terms for
the meet which should be a basis of
argument and mutual agreement.
It was stipulated later by the Cen
tral man that the terms ot the chal
lenge might be modified or changed
upon mutual agreement. Tech and
Central failed to come to terms yes
terday, so there will b no more ex.
eitement oyer a proposed engagement.
TO MY AT JUNCTION
CAMP MEADE, Md. May 2VA
baaalbaU game on Saturday' afternoon
at the big ball grounds at Naval
Academy Junction will be held by the
313th and 314th regimental teams for
the benefit of the Bed Cross. Thr4
is a grandstand and seats for the
crowds, and the game Is -on that ac
count expected to be more enjoyable
than, thoae in the camp, where such
acuities have not yet been provided.
YOUNG. 8HECKARD ENLISTS.
COLUMBIA. Pa- May 23. Harry J.
Sheckard, all-around athlete, of this
city, enlisted in the United States
navy at Lancaster today. Sheckard
has starred on baseball and .football
teams In this section and has gained
fame as a distance runner. Be Is a
brother or Jlmmr Sheckard, former
outer garden man of the Chleato
TANK jlADS COMPETE.
Swimming- teams of Tech and Cen
tral will compete today In the pool
at tha T. M. C. A. Six events ar
llstsd on the- card. Both Central and
Tech will compete in the high school
meet scheduled next week.
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