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BRITISH SEE HOPE OF WORLD
President Hough of Northwestern University Gives Impressions
Gained in Study of Conditions in Great Britain—Anxiety Over
Economic Situation—Labor Problem Will Be Solved
Through Briton's ôenius for Compromise.
Chicago.—President Lynn Harold
Hough of Northwestern university re
cently returned from England, whet*
he spent the summer speaking in lead
ing churches and holding conferences
with many educational and intellectu
In reply to n question ns to the
attitude of England toward America
President llough said : "The typical
Englishman of serious and informed
mind believes very profoundly in Anglo
American friendship. Many men such
as Mr. Fisher, the president of the
English board of education, have been
Peady to express their belief that it
is the hope of the world. There is
widespread anxiety about the econom
ic situation. With a great fleht to
America and the balance of trade the
wrong way, many Englishmen are very
grave as they sp<>ak of the outcome.
In England with 'l population of over
forty millions th«4e is the possibility
of producing food for something like
thirteen millions. |Tl»e rest of the food
must in the long* run come from ex
change for English products which
iother countries desire.
Would Cancel War Debt.
"Some men feel that if America
would cancel the war debt of Britain
It would be a decisive step in pro
ducing the right situation. They feel
'that America came into the war Into,
jand such treatment of Britain and the
other allies would be a noble contri
bution of wealth from a nation which
did not, as events unfolded, have to
jmake so large a sacrifice of men as |
did Britain and France. Some rn.-n
with a dash of adventure in their es- ,
timate of the situation take the view ;
that the dangers are overestimated ;
and that England will quickly recuper
ate. I heard Lord Beaverbrook, who
was on the Mauretania going over, ex
press tills view. It is probable that a
matter about which little has been
said will influence the actual outcome.
England has had a long and success
ful experience in international bank
ing, and before even resourceful
Americans learn the psychological
trick of It, Britain will probably be
■competing with America on more even
terms. And this is to the advantage
pt America. No business man able
!to look into the future would want to
break down England's fundamental
economic strength even if such a thing
Labor Unrest in England.
When asked about the labor unrest
In England Dr. Hough replied: "At
times this summer the situation has
been very grave indeed. But an
American needs to remember three
things If he would estimate It wisely.
'The first Is that there is a funds
' Would Hunt Murmansk
Mosquitoes for Ivory
Kem, Russian Lapland.—
American railway forces and
other allied troops operating on
the Murmansk front found the
Artie mosquitoes worse foes
that the bolslieviki.
"After the war is over," one
Yank recently said, "we're
going to come up here and or
ganize aa expedition to hunt
those mosquitoes for their
"They're not like ordinary
,flH>squltoes. They buzz up, bite
a piece out of your leg and
-ttfen fly away into the trees
and eat It"
STARTING dN THE RACE TO TORONTO
* ... ... th „ air service bidding farewell tc Colonel
General Meuoh«*r chief of h i ^ on a from Rooso
lartley, pilot of one of the w P ants u
sit field. Mineola, to Toronto, Cauada.
mental common sense in English
character which keeps figiiting, hut
somehow does not go to tragic ex
tremes. England has a way of paus
ing just on the brink of what seemed
about to be a bloody revolution. It
lias a national genius for wise com
promise. The second thing is that
the problem has to do with English
workers. Our problem is infinitely
complicated in America by the many
races and the many languages in- j
voiced. We cannot appeal to a com- !
mon tradition expressed in a common
speech. The problem is severely trying j
in England, but it is a problem arising
out of the life of a group of people j
who have lived together for centuries j
and who have a mind without those
barriers of race and language which
are so terribly hard to surmount. In ;
the third place for all the vigorous
language there is a curious appear
ance of understanding sympathy under |
the hostility. When one hears Mr.
Clynes speak in the house of commons |
he marvels at the poise and perspec
tive and steadiness of his mind. And
there are many such labor leaders.
Frank Exchange of Opinion.
"If I remember Mr. Frank Vander
lip lias called attention to this in his
significant little book. 'What Hap
pened in Europe.' One night I went
down to Oxford with Sir Arthur
Steel-Maitlaml who was to speak to j
a number of men and women of the
labor group gather'd at Balliol for
three weeks of study. There was the
freest and frankest exchange of opin-|
ion between the group and this dis
tingulshed member of parliament, who
by the way only recently resigned
from the ministry. There was dis- j
agreement too. But the thing which
impressed me most was a sort of
mental approach between Sir Arthur
and these men. There was a certain
friendly good comradeship which prom
ised much. Not long before I left the
other side an Englishman said to me
with a sort of chuckle, that soon he
would have only ten shillings out
of each pound of his income. He add
ed that in the present situation it
was quite right and he had not a word
of criticism or complaint."
When the question of prohibition
was raised Dr. Hough had this to
say : "To the typical Englishmen pro
hibition on a national scale is simply
incomprehensible. He believes that It
would not work In England, and that
It will not work in America. There
is, however, a serious and growing
body of public opinion which Is in
clined to take the prohibition move
ment In an earnest and open minded
way. And there are Englishmen who
do not like it who admit its power.
Not long before I sailed, for instance,
I was at a luncheon where the sub
ject was discussed. Most of the
guests were illustrating their oppo
sition to prohibition while the discus
sion went on. Sjr well, I think I
will not mention his name, but he is
an Englishman of real significance
was sitting on my left, an« he said:
T do not believe in prohibition. I be
lieve it is an invasion of personal
rights. But I believe we Englishmen
must do the drinking we are going to
j do in the next four or five years.
The economic pressure is going to
drive us to it !' "
Dr. Hough spoke in the most hearty
way of his own reception in Great
Britain both by the press and the
people. He declared that It was very
clear to him that the most priceless
things in the future of civilization
are bound up in a friendly under
standing between Great Britain and
BELGIAN GIRL IS HEROINE
Mile. Marie Louise Gombier, a twen
ty-one-year-old Belgian girl, who ar
rived in New York from France on
route to Los Angeles to make her
home. In 1914 Mile. Gombier was liv
ing in a convent at Bresges, Belgium.
When the Germans arrived the girl es
caped and made her way to her fa
ther's home near Brussels. With the
fall of the Belgian capital the- Ger
mans occupied the Gombier home and
installed a wireless plant. Mile. Marie
tried to destroy the plant, was caught
and sentenced to death. The sentence
was inter commuted to imprisonment.
After five weeks in prison the girl es
caped and made her way to the Cana
dian lines near Ypres. Here she
served as a nurse, winning the Croix
de Guerre with two palms for bravery.
Mile. Gombier will make her home
in Los Angeles with Mrs. L. Dowdy, an
American Bed Cross nurse she met in
IN JAIL 14 MONTHS, INNOCENT
Italian, Confused in Trial, Was Con
victed of Perjury—Pardon
New York.—Gov. Smith has grant
ed a commutation of sentence to
Frank Rossamongo, a Sing Sing pris
oner who figured in a famous case.
Prosecuting authorities in the Bronx
who convicted Itossa mongo recom
mended that he be pardoned, after
newly discovered evidence cleared
him of wrongdoing.
Rossamongo has been imprisoned
fourteen months. Nathan Lubin,
"King of Pickpockets," was tried in
tile Bronx, charged with robbing
Rossamongo. On the stand Rossa
mongo made contradictory state
ments. Lubin was given ten to twenty
years. Rossamongo was tried and con
victed of perjury in June, 1918. He
always stoutly maintained he was in
He got his story to the attention
of the governor. District Attorney
Francis Martin ordered an investiga
tion. It developed that while Rossa
mongo on the witness stand
seemed to have veered around from
prosecuting Lubin to defending him,
he was in reality only confused.
VIRTUE IS REWARDED HERE
Nine-Dollar Errand Boy Returns $575,
000 Lost Bonds—Receives $15
as a Reward.
New York.—That he found $575,000
in Liberty bonds and received a reward
of $15 for turning them into their own
j ers was the story told by Isadore Gel
11er, a sixteen-year-old errand boy who
! is employed at $9 a week by Unz &
Co., of 26 Broadway. He lives at 420
I Junius street, Brooklyn.
Geller said that he found a package
i m front of the subtreasury building
■ that proved to contain more than half
j a million dollars in bonds. He took
! it to tlie offices .of Salomon Bros. A
; Hutzler, brok. .s of 27 Pine street,
j whose name was on the " rapper.
Members of that firm declined to dis
cuss the story.
Second Indian Skeleton.
Towanda, Pa.—Paul Scott who
; found the skeleton of an Indian in
the road in front of his home at Ul
ster a few days ago, has unearthed
; another and larger one near the same
: spot. The land about the Scott farm
i abounds In Indian lore and many clay
! pines, stone dishes and arrow heads
J bave been found,
CHICAGO WÜSTE SOX AGAIN CAPTURE
CHAMPIONSHIP OF AMERICAN LEAGUE
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MILLER HUGGI NS PICKS SOX TO WIN
Miller Huggins, pilot of the New York Yankees, says that it is his
belief that the White Sox will win the world series from the Cincinnati
Reds for two reasons.
First, because the White Sox have been encountering and beating
"more better" teams than the Reds have been asked to meet in the
National league; and, secondly, because the Chicago Hose have
long-distance hitters than the Reds. .
"I have little sympathy with those who claim that the Not onal
league is a minor by comparison with the American league standard of
play," declared the snappy, peppery Huggins.
"There is little difference between the two leagues. And that is the
way it ought to be and the way the fans want It. What credit would
it be for a team in either league to win the world's championship if the
opposing club was of minor league ability?
"But I can truthfully say that there are more strong teams fighting
for the flag in the American league than is the case in tlie National
league or than has been the case in the National league for many years."
REDS' LUCK WILL SEAT SOX, SAYS CRAVATH
Cactus Cravath, manager and hard-hitting outfielder of the Phillies, pick:
Pst Moran's team to clean up the Chicago White Sox in the world's series
"To my wav of thinking the Reds are playing better ball than the Whitt
Pox and will prove steadier in the big series. Also..the club has been getting
Üie breaks all season and will go into the series with the same luck."
GRIFFITH SAYS SOX
SHOULD WIN SERIES
Washington Manager Puts
Boost for Chicago Team.
Not League Loyalty, but Opinion
Formed Upon Careful Study Of
Baseball— Tigers Had Hard
Luck at Start of Season.
Manager Clark Griffith of the Wash*
lngton American league team, in dis
cussing baseball the other evening ex
pressed the belief that the White Scot
would defeat the Cincinnati Reds ami
gave his reasons for his choice. It
was not league loyalty in any sense,
but an opinion based ui»ou carefnl
study of baseball that the Washington)
"To begin with," said Griffith, *T
have not seen the Reds play this sea
son. I know some of the older men
and know what they can do. I do
know tlie White Sox and I know what
they can do. I have had practical
demonstrations of what they can do.
The White Sox have every essential
of a championship baseball team.
They have a whirlwind attack, a won
derful defense, and every move they
make is directed by keen baseball
'•There is no fluke about the posi
tion of the White Sox. It is true that
the Tigers had a bit of lough luck in
the start of the season, hut, just the
same, the Chicago team is a real,
blown-in-the-glass club. They lead the
league in hitting, base running, scor
ing runs, extra base hits and every
thing else. When they set the highest
standards in those tilings we can only
conclude that they are champions.
"Just take their batting order first.
Nemo Leibold is a lead-off man of the
type. He is hard to pitch to and has
a good eye. If the balls are had he
won't take a cut at them. If they are
In he is as liable to crack it for two
or three as he is to get a single. Then
there is Eddie Collins. Collins is
about the greatest second-sucker that
the game ever produced. He is a
great hit-and-run man; or he can
stand in and slug. You know a good
hit-and-run player does not smash the
ball when that play is on. He meets
the Hall and punches it. Collins can
run the hases, too.
"Then there is no less a person than
Buck Weaver. Buck is about as good
as Collins. I think he is the greatest
third baseman in the world today.
He can go and get a ball, he can
throw, he has fine hands and is smart.
Then comes Joe Jackson. Jackson is
hitting .350, and is liable to bust one
clean out of the lot. Happy Felsch is
hitting about .260 now, but he is a
dangerous factor. Chick- Gandil is a
hard hitter and is playing wonderful
ball right now. Don't let any shallow
skulls tell you that Chick is not a
"It has been said," continued Griff,
"that if it were not for Eddie Cicotte
and Claude Williams the Sox would
be nowhere. Perhaps that is right,
but yon can take it from me that if it
were not for the White Sox Clcotto
and Williams might not be anywhere.
When a pitcher can go In there and
know he has the sort of team that If
the opposition makes three runs his
mob will make four it gives him the
heart to do big things. That is the
type of men the White Sox are. They
never stop fighting.
"Defensively the Sox are marvels
and nothing less. I am going to tell
vou something now that may surprise
you," said Griff earnestly. "I am going
to tell you that Happy Felsch is the
greatest center fielder in baseball."
"But there is Tris Speaker protest
ed the writer.
"I know thwr*> is Speaker," replied
Griff. "I know all about Speaker; he
is a great ball player, but he is not
one whit better than Felsch, and I
think that Felsch is just a bit better
than he. Mind you. I am talking of
defensive work now. It is practically
Impossible to hit a ball over Felsch'»
head. He is a ball falcon in fielding
the ground hits, and he has one of
the most marvelous arms that ever
swung from a man's shoulders."
CURB OBST REPERO US PLAYER
Head of National L eague Believes Best
Cure Is to Take His Money
Away From Him.
President Heydler of the National
league believes the way to curb a ball
player is to take his money away from
him. Few players have been suspend
ed but many have been fined for row»
with umpires. Ed Rousch of the Reds
was recently fined $50 for disputing a
Why Was Gleason Overlooked?
Last year William (Kid) Gleason
was without a job. He had been re
leased by Owner Comiskey of the
White Sox. Any ball club could have
Gleason last winter was restored to
good standing in Chicago and made
manager of the White Sox.
The cry went up last season that
real major league managers could not
Kopf Don't Gay Much.
Little has been said about the play
ing of Larry Kopf, shortstop for the
Reds, but he is one of the most re
liable in the league.
Kerr Is Hard Hitter.
Dick Kerr has made quite a reputa
tio:i L-i a hitter as well ua a pitcher.