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Talking It Over WITH JOE WILLIAMS NEW YORK, Oct. 1. POSSIBLY it would be different if the Yanks or the Giants were to be in the series, but somehow the box scores which are still cluttering up the sports pages never seemed so senseless or meaningless to me before. It is with something akin to a shock that your eyes, wander ing in a maze of football dispatches, collide abruptly with the startling information that the Phillies have lost another game and that Gehrig's bat has beaten Washington. As if anybody cared, or it meant any thing. Baseball is about the only competition in existence which con tinues to function once the main is ues are decided, and the champions ere crowned. a a a In the fine a knockout can decide i fifteen round fight in the first round. So far I know there is no record of a fighter flattened in the first round bring revived and sent out to fight fourteen more rounds simply because the contracts called for a test of that duration. This would be deemed stupid and farcical. ana Yet the baseball leagues oDcrate on Just such a basis. The two major league races have been over for more than eleven davs. with the Athletics winning in the American and the Cubs in the National, and there Is still several davs of the chcdule to be Dlaved. Os course there isn't anvthing that can be done about ’he situation because there is no way >o tell in advance whether the winners a e going to clinch their positions in August or October. But it does seem silly to prolong a competition after it ceases to be a romD'HUion. nan THIS year it is particularly silly on account of the late closing 1 and: to of the leagues which brings the finale in :■ iou;; conflict with the current football programs. These ( anti-climax games are totally de- 1 void of interest and are unanimous- ■ ly ignored by the customers except \ on Saturdays and Sundays when a scattering few drift out to the ball park through habit or the lack of a more stimulating diversion. a a tt An ea' lfer elcs* is p-nmis.-d for next sea son with th" two major races end'ng on ;he la ,t S ardav i*i September. This is a curtailment in th" right direction, but it hardlv goes far r"fii;h. ard venture be fo-e very many v’?rs the leagues wUI be r'oslog f-eir schedules by the middle of Sr ntember. ana There is no good repson why the world series shouldn't be wrapp 'd up and filed I awav bv tlic arr.t of October at the latest, j There h: s been a remarkable increase of interest in college football in the past i on v trs. a fact that everybody seems to i have recognlz and but the baseball fellows. | a a a I AST Saturday the ip were more j than 400 football teams in ac tion from coast to coast. This Sat-| ■’rda' - the number will be even reater and the following Saturday he world series will be played in | onflict with several loo*ball games f national interest. These con licts irwv r.nt be important, but .hey are unnecessary. a a a A M sc- -on starting Ap-ii 15 and ndina Sept. 15. a full five-month si retch, j ucht to be sufficient to declda about ev rvth'.ne a ba;cbr.l! season is supposed to • "cide. Includin" the ir.evitab'e change if managers of the St. Louis Cards. This ould leave ampi" time in which to ballv oo the series r.-id. with a break In the eith-r everything could be washed up bv the first of Or ol -r. Ineligible lowa Foeth2ll Stars to Be Cleared r :'| hilVn** lOWA CITY. la.. Oct. I.—A majority of the twelve members of lowa university’s football squad. \ who were declared ineligible just be iore the Carroll game Saturday, j were to be reinstated today at a meeting of the athletic eligibility j eommittec. according to a statement , issued by C. C. Williams, chairman i of the committee and head of the athletic board. The changed attitude of school authorities was believed due to a j repoit made to William by E. H. Latter, director of athletics. Failure to complete registration j prevented Gits Mastrogany. veteran end and several other players from participating in the opening game. Lauer’s report is believed to deal I with interpretation of the rules on : scholastic credit. for military train- . ing work which affected the status j of Hickman, half back, and Sansen. full back, both sophomores. Oren Pa’>e was cleared of charges ! ol professionalism shortly before game time Saturday. PREPARE FOR GRINXELL '' AMES, la.. Oct. 1 lowa State gndders com t ntrated on dummy practice and light scrimmage today as Coach Workman whipped his charges into shape for the contest with Crinnell Saturday. irL-Pi'o and Amateur Baseball FOOTBALL NOTES Kokcno An-ertcan Legion will - 0 tonight anri Thrrfday n.ght at Thirty .'i-hth and Meridian. All players nuist a,- •<-id t ,-c‘or wants a game so- Sunda he n’-'Vf r.v irom home with a state ram. Wire or call A J. Thatcher. Mar mart Mo.or Car Company. St. Frtrick* here a tew eper; d„te . Saints ere pic my In tn mc.osed park. Practice w.'l hr held Atdnesde. ii'.i.t ... 7jj F; - gr.n'': cits and state teams. r.rit’e Herb Katten. 0-13 Harrison street, or call Drer.el (234, between 5 and 7 p. m. Cos" "' Cub Juniors practice Wednesdav eveni-.g at l '. < ic.it and Coi.ege. AU o’avers are reruesr-d to attend, or they . ill not plav in th? opening game of tnc itr League S ndav. Following players T 1 urged to attend. Carl Newburg. Hoa rd Newburc Norman Thompson O Con tar La”g. Bob Howard and Huber. Cubs ould like to sicn a good orach and men -r. Call \VT-‘*vngton 02C7 and ask lor ’ !ck. Anv Olivers wcnt.ng tryouts may tend practice. Midway* swanm-d Brightwccd Junior Brer'.side B’ndav. 45 to 0. Miuwtys ■ild like to book c.tv elevens playing Ln lO-p "•! e ass. including a geme tor adey. Call Dresel 7977. Ask lor Bud. Riverside Oivmp.cs will practice Wednes vgt Ri-erslde park at 7:30 Olympics cn th-Tr eason Sundav with Coaege tw. All p ayers must attend practice. HOOSIER SETTERS ORGANIZE Hoc.u r Fivers will put a fast basketball n < i the herdr ood this year. Falter 'd •! Koke-no, Wr ght ol Tech. Kelle -yvr <-• ■J-'.'iua' f a-'K ol Cathedral, iitt el hOrovc. 8n?~T ot Hanover, Frt c’ Tf' e Pclv. nd Chandler cl V~• - -u -c—nc-a the ’ teup CHv and rtate teams write L. Kellemeyer. I*so Three Feature Matches Hold Spotlight in Womens Golf Play Coast Nines Still Battle for Laurels Missions One Game Behind Hollywood Leaders, and Angels Trail by Two. BY r GEORGE D. cRLSSEY I niied Pre*a Staff Correspondent SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. I. Barring a lot of unexpected things which can, but probably won't hap pen, the Pacific Coast baseball league settled down this week to a pennant race between the Hollywood Stars and San Francisco Mission Reds. The Missions won the first half ol the divided season. If the Stais gallop through to take second half honors, Coast fandom will witness an interesting play-off series, but if the Missions win the first place in the second half the pennant goes to that club without further argument. The series this week ends the schedule. Hollywood has won fifty eight games and lost thirty-eight in the second half. The Missions are one game behind the Stars, Los An geles trails by a pair of games and the margin between Hollywood and Portland, in fourth place, is five games. For all practical purposes the race is between Hollywood and the Mis sions, and that fact centers interest in the opponents of the two clubs. The Missions play the tail-end Seattle team here, and it is a cinch the Reds will win the odd game of the series at least. Hollywood meets Portland at Los Angeles and may encounter a fighting ball club in the Ducks. Once this season Portland won sixteen games in a row. Pirates Make Brief Visit Bush Voted Share of ‘Cut’ in Series. The Pittsburgh Pirates, en route to Richmond to play an exhibition game, were visitors in Indianapolis for a short time today. The Severin was their headquarters. Tiie Pirates have voted Ownie Bush, their former manager, a full share in the "cut” they get out of the world series receipts, which no doubt will be second-place money, amounting to about SI,OOO for each member. This move disposes of the rumor that Bush was unpopular with his men. He resigned the Pirate mana gerial reins in August and a few days ago signed a two-year contract to boss the Chicago White Sox. Major Homer Leaders Ruth, Yankees 4(5 Ott, Giants 42 Iv!em, Phillies 42 L. Wilson, Cubs 39 Hornsby, Cubs 39 Gehrig. Vanl’ies 35 Lo .x, Athletics 33 Snimons Athletics 32 O’Doml. Philips 3! Tors*. Phillies 30 Babe Ruth Says: ‘Cleveland and Washington Beat Yankees and Lose to Athletics.’ NEW YORK. Oct, I.—This closing season is a pretty fair tip-off on how uncertain baseball is and how tough it is to pick teams in the spring. Last spring when I made my prediction as to how the teams would finish I thought I had a pretty fail line of their comparative strength. Now the laugh of the whole thing is that I did a better job of pick- ing on the National League clubs than I did on the clubs in my own league, showing that sometimes a fellow can be a little bit too close to his own gang to really know their value. Looking back over the season there are two things that I can see that* meant defeat for the Yankees and victory for the Athletics. One was Cleveland and the other was Washington. The Cleveland club from the start of the season to the finish, was a tough one for the Yanks. They beat us consistently and they were taken by the Athletics the same Way. The same goes for Washington. Take those two clubs out of considera tion and it would have been a whale of a race. Or give the Athletics an even break with them and us the same and it would still be a bearcat. I underestimated the strength of the Athletics earlier in the year. The thing 1 overlooked in doping Con nie's team was the added experience end balance they had got from last season’s play. And I didn't give Eurnshaw credit for being the pitch er he is. Talk about your Groves and your Walbergs all you please, the fact re :vains that it was Earnshaw who gave the Athletics the baiance of pitching strength which won the pennant. Cleveland was another team I un derestimated —simply because I Fjuth Talbott street, lor games. The first practice session will be held Monday night at South Side Turner hall. Hoosier Aces Y. M. S . Frankfort Nickle Plate, please take notice. LOCAL BtMT.AII, NOTES 7:. \ .tapaiis Cubs defeated Keystones in r ••• ,--’n.'.!"R nr-.- rt Keystone park Sun- J r . -■ T 3 The fu s will meet Y. M. S. in a double-header at Pennsy park Sun day. Me.rs Hill div-'rcs a double-header for Sunday. Cal! Belmont 1018-M after 6 p.m. and ask for Everett. SCORES K. 0. IN FIRST Matt Adgio Floors Marullo in First Half-Minute. Pal nitctl Pr>xs PHILADELPHIA. Oct. I.—Matt Ac'gie. Philadelphia, knocked out Tony Mcrullo, New Orleans, in the first round of their scheduled ten round fight here Monday night. Two rights to the chin in the first half minute of the bout finished the scrap. Jose Diaz of Cuba fought a ten round draw with Jr'"”"' Farr of Cleveland. Andy Divcdi. Lew York. •Bil’y Alger, Phpmix, Ariz., Ur a close bout. " Helen Hicks, Co-Medalist, Races Orcutt in First Round Event. MISS COLLETT FAVORITE Tricky Course Not So Hard for Feminine Stars. MAUREEN IS SENSATION lty t nit id Prai & DETROIT, Oct. I—A scorching 35, one under mans par and six under women’s par, today allowed Maureen Orcuit, New Jersey, to take a three-hole advantage over Helen Hicks, New York, at the end of nine holes of one of today's feature matches in the women’s national tournament. Miss Orcutt scored five birdies and an eagle and she played the greatest nine holes any woman ever has played over Oakland Hills. BY BERT DEMBY United Press Staff Correspondent DETROIT, Oct. I—Glenna Collett, whose superior calm never has al lowed the imaginary difficulties of a golf course to worry her, was the public favorite as thirty-two femin ine golf stars today Began the match play in the annual women's national golf tournament. Those thirty-two who won the right to play today had scores of 8> or better In the qualifying round played Monday over the Oakland Hills Country Club course, a course which was lauded for its difficulties, but which proved not at all hard for these women stars. The pairings today brought three contests which pitted six of the best women golfers in America against each other. The real feature matched Helen Hicks and Maureen Orcutt, the two eastern stars, who are rated as great possibilities to win the championship. Ilicks Holds Edge On her play Monday Miss Hicks ruled the favorite for she toured the course in 79 as compared with the 84 scored by Miss Orcutt. Yet Miss Hicks has twice lost matches to Miss Orcutt this season. The other features brought to gether Mrs. Gregg Lifur of Los An geles, runner-up in the western women's championship a few weeks ago, and Mrs. Leona Pressler, also of Los Ageles, twice winner of the western championship, and the two veterans, Mrs. Dorothy Campbell Hurd and Miss Ada Mackenzie. Despite the above women, the smiling Glenna Collett, present champion, who goes around with that Hagen-like nonchalance, was ranked as a favorite to retain her title. Two Medal Awards In the qualifying round she toured the course in 82, women's par. At no time in her play was there any evidence she was trying to become the medalist. She seemed content merely to qualify for the match play and she is a great match player. Among the ether threats who loom large are Miss Virginia Van Wie of Chicago, w-ho became the twin medalist with Miss Hicks by shooting 79. Incidentally, they will not play off for the medal, but each will be awarded a prize. Miss Van Wie was runner-up to Miss Collett last year, but has twice beaten Miss Collett in southern tournaments. couldn't foresee that Ferrell, a first year man, was going to come along and win all those ball games. Fer reli meant the difference between first division and sixth place for Cleveland. The Yankees have no alibis. We had some bad breaks in injuries and illness to our players at a time when they hurt most. But that was to be expected. For three or four years we had gone along without any of the- tough breaks that clubs had, and we were long overdue for just such a slump. I’ll say this for our fellows —they were bearing down ev ery minute. Naturally the Yankees have slipped. A club can not go along year after year without weakening in some departments. Our pitching didn’t hold up and our hitting was bad at times. Personally, however. I don’t think we slipped as much as a lot of folks think we have. I imagine there will be some changes in the club next year. Some of the veterans will go. out of the picture and new players will come to take thier places. But I don’t think we’ve slipped so far that you can count us out of next year’s pennant race. We’ve still got the foundation for a pen nant winner and given a few breaks in the luck we ought to be right up there aga’n next season, f •hting for a pennant. This year, the Athletics deserve the flag they’ve won. They’ve played hard, heads up baseball. They’ve never cracked or broken. They’ve teen in there fighting every minute. All the Yankees are for them. But next year! Well next year they'll have a fight on their hands Not from the Yankees alone. There are two rr three other clubs in our -ague who are ca the brink of big htner. Next year it'll be a dog fight from star: to finish. (Copyright. 1929. by The Times) THE INDIANAPOLIS TIMES Cathedral Gridders Play at Columbus Friday Back row, left to right: Joe Dienhart, coach: Brother Adrian, faculty manager; J. Grossart, J. Collins, S. Bubric, A. Smith, J. Wulle, W. Shiol, J. McCreary, G. Pfeiffer, R. Minion, R. Grannon, 11. Meyers, J. Kelly, J. Spalding and J. Beck, student managers. Middle row, left to right: Krieg, P. Logan. McCormick, J. Sweerifey, N. Connor, B. Treacy, J. Guetti, J. Clemens, R. Sweeney, B. Peake, Joe Ford, J. Shine, E. Fromold, J. Bingham. Front row, left to right: W. Gaughan, C. Markey, John Ford, F. Riley, Fisher, Russ Sweeney, J. Ashcraft, Hill, H. Anderson, 34 Rounds at Legion Show Matchmaker Promises Ac tion; Referee Change Made. TONIGHT S CARD Ten Rounds —Billy Rose, Cincinnati, vs. George Kerwin, Chicago; Junior welters. Six Rounds—Norman Brown, Chicago, vs. Frankie Palmo. Cincinnati; micldleweights. Six Rounds—Rosy Kid Bak*r. Anderson, vs. Shifty Dando, Columbus, Ohio; middle weights. Six Rounds—-Johnny Bass. Cincinnati, vs. Roy Pierson, Indianapolis: lightweights. Six Rounds—Scotty Scot ten, Indianapolis, vs. Freddie Hill, Cincinnati; bantams. Major Greene, matchmaker, de clared today he believes tonight’s boxing card at the Armory Is, on paper, the best he ever assembled from the standpoint of , fighting ability of the boys included in the program of thirty-four rounds. Eddie Webber, who has refereed Armory prelims since the inception of the Legion shows, will be missing tonight. Webber has handed Majoi Gieene his resignation, his added duties resulting from a promotion in the fire force taking all his time. Jimmie Cooley and Frank (Buck) Buchanan have been added to the Armory staff, and will divide the work of bossing the prelims. Buch anan will work tonight. The first bout will start promptly at 8-15. Brain Shortage Feared by Bible Hit T'nited Press LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. I.—A little mere use of the brain instead of reliance solely on brawn was what Coach Dana X. Bible stressed today as he put the Nebraska Cornhuskers through drills to perfect the timing of plays in an effort to smooth off the defense. Elimination of “deadhead” ma terial on the squad was forecast in advance of the Southern Methodist game Saturday. Cincinnati Reds 9 Directors Retire Bn United Press CINCINNATI, 0., Oct, I.—Cincin nati’s National League baseball club formally changed hands Monday with the retirement of the old board of directors and the election of a new board. Meeting for the last time as the club’s director C. J. McDiarmid, James P. Orr, Maurice Poliak and Louis Widrig first accepted the resignation of Jack Hendricks as manager, the resignation to take effect with the close of the National League season next Sunday. Hendricks tendered this resigna tion Sept. 21. Down the Alleys WITH LEFTY LEE The Elk Club alleys were selected as the site for the next city tourney and the opening date set for Nov. 30, at the meet ing held by officials of the City Bowling Association and the alley owners, at the Hotel Lincoln Monday night, hast year s meet saw anew record entry of 166 teams rolling and the boosters are shooting at a mark which will set new records for the coming meet. Edward Hofstatter, secre tary of the city association, will be in direct charge ol this event. The Indianapolis Women’s Bowling As sociation also selcted drives for their an nual event, the Indiana drives being the successful bidder. Dates will be announced later. Some dandy series were turned in by the teams of the Recreation Beague rolling on the Delaware alleys Monday, the S. & S. Auto Bodv leading with a three-game total of 2.986 on games of 1 014, 1.033 and 939, which gave them a two-time win over the Schmitt Insurance. The Bailey Realty also won two from the Florsheim Shoes as the E. W. Schneider took the entire series from the Wilking Music. Lefty Paul Kra mer continued to pound the wood in re markable style, leading the individual list with a total of 659 on games of 234, 223 and 202. Schutte had 653; Rugh, 621; E. Schott. 625: Meyers. 643; McAllen, 607; Myers. 611. and Cutsinger. 607. Myers turned in the high single game when he Baseball AMERICAN LEAGUE W. L. F:t. W. L. Pet. Phila... . 102 46 ,689;Wash 71 70 .473 New York £8 64 .579 Detroit 69 81 .460 CTevel 80 68 ,540:Chicago.. . 56 92 .378 St. Louis. 76 72 .513 Boston 56 96 .368 NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. W. L. Pet. rhi"<l-0 . '>s 51 .551 Phila 70 81 .464 Pittsbgh.. 86 64 ,573 ! =<-ooklvn. . 70 81 .464 New York os .054 Cincin 64 84 .432 St. Louis 76 73 AIC Boston ... 54 97 .35? Games Today AMERICAN LEAGUE Washington at Philadelphia i double ts he:: nosiponed; rain.) iOmv games scheduled.) NATIONAL LEAGUE Brooklyn at New York. Chicago at Cincinnati. (Only game scheduled.) Resuits Yesterday AMERICAN LEAGUE iNo games scheduled.) NATIONAL LEAGUE Boston at (clayed in dou , tie-header lest Saturday.) (Only game scheduled.) Having won their opening game last week, defeating Central Catholic of Ft. Wayne. Coach Dienhart’s Cathedral gridders are busy this week grooming for the conflict with Columbus high at Columbus. Friday. The north side lads are showing fine improvement during practice drills and Coach Joe Dienhart feels sure the Gold and Blue warrior squad will produce some new luminaries this season and establish a favorable record despite the loss of star veterans from last year’s aggregation. Other teams on the Cathedral slate are New Albany, Sheridan, Shortridge, Kirklin, Washington of Indianapolis and St. Xavier of Louisville. a Intimstfe^SJketches |§i ptti ©rlo<!serfgs StarsA. WALTER FRENCH WALTER FRENCH is known as the official jockey of the Athletics. ... In baseball, play ers who ride the opposition with smart quips are known as jockeys. . . . That is French’s title with the Ath letics When not do ing this he o c c a sionally acts as pinch batter or run ner and some times plays right field . . . The tall ’i " / kLJ. —£ i French leader of the As, as you 1.0 doubt know, believes in getting them young. ... He saw French while he was starring in football and baseball at West Point. . . . His' ability to snag forward passes thrilled him. . . . How ever, his speed and ability to go get them in the outfield, had an even greater appeal. . . . Weak ness at the bat has kept him on the bench most of his stay in the majors. . . . Bats left-handed and any time he grounds to the infield, the man handling the ball has his troubles ahead. . . . French fairly flies to first. . . . Will hardly see action in the series. Phelan Names Line to Start in Opening Tilt With Kansas Aggies Caraway to Work at End; Recruits Battle for Center Post; Back Field Starters in Doubt. BJI Times Special LAFAYETTE, Ind.. Oct. I.—Selec tion of a forward wall to face “Bo” McMillin’s Kansas Aggie eleven in the opening grid battle here Satur day was made by Coach Phelan following a scrimmage against the freshmen squad Monday. Caraway, erstwhile fullback, was scheduled to start at one end, with Mackle on the other. Sleight and Van Bibber appeared- tackle starters, finished with a score of 266. Eddie Schott’s 625 was his fourth consecutive 600 total. Weimer’s league leading total of 617 helped the Fountain Square State Bank to a three-time win over the Kasper Furni ture Jn the South Side Business Men's Leagtie play at the Fountain Square drives. TheHeidenreich Florists also won three from the Thoman Shoes as the Fountain Square Luncheonette and Wenzel Phar macy took the odd game from the Koch Furniture and Denker Dry Goods. Weimer also rolled the high single game, getting 234 in his first try. Three-time wins ruled the play in the St. Joan of Arc League at the Uptown drives, the Gartland Foundry. J. A. Naughton Insurance. Farrell Granite, Lone Star Cement and C. & G. Potts defeating the Bower Envelope. Heffelman Candv. Centennial Press. Bledsoe Coal and Car penter Steel. Horan. A. Schneider and J. Rice turned in counts of 627, 634 and 615 to give the C. & G. Potts the high three game total of 2.858. G. O'Conner had high three-game total for the Individuals with 655 .on games of 232 244 and 179. While losing two games to the Allison Coupon the Weber Milk team rolled to some kind of a record for consistency in team play, their scores showing totals of 861. 861 and 860 in the Pastime loop play at the Indiana. The Leader Store. Bix ly. Indianapolis Screw. Riverside Five and Coca-Cola also lost two to the Geo F. Cram. Kramer Mfg.. Lutherans, Central States No. 1 and Central States No. 2 as the Hoosier, Williamson Furniture and Haves Bodv took three from the Baker Lunch. Roines and Specials. A 623 count by Derse. which included the high single game of 257. led a field of four 600 totals. KALLIO THROWS THOM Gus Kallio defeated Coach Thom cf Indiana university in straight falls at Cadle tabernacle Monday night. The first fall was registered in forty-four minutes and the sec ond in sixteen minutes. Johnny Carlin of Sweden, substi tuting for Joe Parelli, and Arthur Ray Columbus. 0., wrestled thirty minutes to a draw and George Bal zer. Salt Lake City, and Dick Routt of Anderson, also wrestled to a draw. SLATTERY GETS DECISION BUFFALO. N. Y., Oct. I.—Jimmy Slattery. Buffalo light heavyweight, won a six-round decision from Len Darcy of Grand Rapids, Mich., here Monday night. Slattery was too fast for his opponent. Wurtz, Cencannon. CLYDE BECK C-iLYDE BECK vied with Nor * man McMillan for the third base job on the Chicago Cubs in 1928. . . . There was little to choose be tween these two players on th e form showed. . . . W h atever edge there was belonged to Beck as he had a better average both at bat and in the field. ... This spring at Los An geles, Beck really had the call with Manager McCarthy. . . . With apparently little difference in their batting ability, Beck’s superior work in the field made him look the best. ... At this stage Rogers Horns by entered the scene to the bene fit of McMillan and the detri ment of Beck. ... He changed McMillan’s batting style and as i result McMillan improved greatly and his ability to hang around close to the .300 mark has kept Beck out of the 1929 Cub picture. Beck, however, has been useful to the Cubs in utility roles. with Stear and Buttner ready for guard duty. Two sophomores, Chubb and Miller, are battling for the pivot post. Harmeson and “Pest” Welter are sure back field starters, with Alex Yunevitch, Jim Purvis, J. A. White and Ed Risk, sophomores, and Hal Chasey and H. R. Kissell, reserves last year, in the fight for the other two ball toting jobs. The Purdue mentor expressed dis pleasure with the defensive play of* his varsity against the rhinies Mon day, especially against aerial at tacks. He has warned the Boiler makers to be on their toes for a surprise attack at any time by the McMillin crew. Birmingham Gets Lead in Series By United Press DALLAS, Oct. I.—Birmingham made it three to two in the Dixie series Monday by winning from Dal las, 8 to 4. A homer in the seventh by Sturdy won for the Southern As sociation nine, putting them in a faVorable position to capture the series. They need but one more victory, while the Texans must take two straight. The sixth game will be played at Birmingham Wednesday, and if a seventh is necessary, at Dallas Fri day. Ray Caldwell was the win ning pitcher Monday, with George Connally, who was relieved by Tauscher and Barnabe, the loser. $1,490,000 Returned! Pj/ Times Special CHICAGO, Sept. 30.—A new rec ord for "return” of world series ticket money was announced late Monday as Cub baseball officials made plans to mail letters of “re gret” and checks totaling $1,4P0.C00 to unlucky ticket seekers for the Chicago games. PHIL M’GRAW T0 _ QUIT Bn United Press NEW YORK, Oct I.—Phil Mc- Graw, Detroit junior welterweight, announced his retirement from the ring after losing a ten-round de cision to Jack (Kid) Berg, of Eng land, here Monday night. Berg, won every round from the Detroit Greek. Butler Holds Secret Drill Bulldogs Get New Plays for Northwestern. In preparation for their invasion of Northwestern Saturday, where they will meet the Wildcats, 1929 Big Ten “dark horse” eleven, Butler Bulldogs engaged in a lengthy secret drill Monday. Correction of offensive and defen sive errors committed in the Illinois Wesleyan game and drill on new formations were included in the workout, which was preceded by a forty-minute chalk talk by Coach Clark. In the scrimmage, Clark used practically the same lineup which started against Wesleyan, with the exception of Puett, husky center, who was weakened by heat Satur day. Puett was to join the squad today. Clark and his squad will leave for Evanston Friday, - Franklin College ‘Goes’ Football With Fair Prospects for Fal Recruits, Former Stars Bolster Veterans; Injuries Caus Shifts, But ‘Grizzlies’ Conquer Rose Poly. Beck BY DICK MILLER. FRANKLIN, Ind.. Oct.l. Al though the population of this little college city may not know it, Frank lin college has “gone football.” Long ago Franklin college, high school and townspeople “went bas ketball.” In football it has been different. . But Franklin college is persistent. “Grizz” Wagner, athletic director and Lyle K. Butler, coach, are plan ning a great season. Attendance is wished for, but is not being used in planning. The “Grizzlies” got a good start Saturday with a 7-0 win over Rose Poly. Butler is in his second season as coach of athletics and director of ON SIDELINESAT BIG CLASH TWO former stars on the In diana and Notre Dame foot -1 ball teams are now coaching the freshmen at their respective alma maters, Paul Harrell of I. U. and John Chevigney of the Irish. Two years ago when Indiana met Notre Dame these two were play ing in opposite back fields. Next Saturday they will be on the side lines assisting Coaches Pat Page and Knute Rockne when Indiana and Notre Dame clash at Bloom ington. TROT RECORD BROKEN P.v Times Special LEXINGTON, Ky., Oct. I.—The world’s record for 2-year-old trot ters was broken here Monday by Colstream Stud’s Main McElwyn, driven by Ben White, in the second heat of the $7,000 Kentucky Futur ity. Main McElwyn’s time of 2:O3Vi, 2:0314 and 2:06% was the fastest three heats on v- - * for 2-year olds. PURVIS WHIPS CANADIAN PM Times Special TORONTO, Ontario, Oct. I. Jackie Purvis. Hoosier welterweight, floored Red Bragan, Toronto, three times in the fourthd round bffore Referee Marsh halted their bout Monday, giving Purvis a technical knockout. After piling up a lead, Carl Schmadel, Indianapolis, twisted his knee, and could not answer for the fifth round with George Fifield, To ronto, losing by technical k. o. PLENTY OF TACKLES Bp United Press LAWRENCE, Kan., Oct. I. Coach Bill Targiss was experienc ing difficulty today in making selec tion from six tackle candidates in the Kansas university squad who averaee 193 pounds and range well over/six feet. Atkeson, Bramlage, Hufifninson, Shopelin, Smay and Sor7:n are scrapping for tackle berf hs on the K. U. team. f Harrell Chivigney OCT. 1, 1929 Purdue Must l Face Whales With Aggies Bo McMillan’s Tackles Are ‘Six and Six’; Nebraska Meets Methodist. BY DON A. HIGGINS United Press Staff Correspondent KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. I.—Big Six football takes off its sweat shirt for the first time this week. Not one interconference game is scheduled for the week-end, however. Nebraska meets Southern Meth odist of Dallas on the Cornhusker site with 1,000 southerners expected to travel northland to appraise the first Nebraska machine of their for|| mer fellow’ Texan. Coach Dana Xl Bible. Kansas, of late only a mopping-up squad in the conference contingent, goes hopefully eastward to test met tle against the Illinl at Urbanm ■ Kansas Aggies travel to Indiana t| take on Purdue at Lafa.vettte. Coach Bo McMillan on the Kan sas Aggie front gave out joyful news to bleacherites when he announced at last he had solved the problems of tackles. He filled these holes with Captain Freeman and Cronk ite, a sophomore, both 6 feet 6 inches. The Aggies went through of fensive and defensive workouts to day. Two varsity men watched the play from the sidelines because of injuries. They are H. R. Weller, half back, and Eldon Auker, sopho more end, both with injured shoulders. VIOLETS WORK’ IN~MUD New York Squad Still Searching for Distance Kicker. By United Press NEW YORK. Oct. I.—New York university Violets splashed through a muddy w-orkout Monday with punting being the featured depart ment. The Violet boots of last Sat urday in the Vermont opener were ' surprisingly short. West Virginia Wesleyan is this week’s rival. physical education at Franklin. Hej succeeded Eddie Duggan, former' Notre Dame star, now in Texas. The athletic change at Franklin came all in a heap. Duggan left, Butler came, the college applied for per mission to use freshmen in athletics. Thus, Franklin didn’t set the world on fire last year in athletics. They played a schedule against teams of their own caliber but their ill-luck came because they were not even of that caliber. This year promises to be different. Graduation took its toll of the 1928 team. “Red” Green, a good end; Cliff Easter, a powerful tackle; Sanders and Gillespie, both guards, and Underwood, a back field man. received sheepskins. Or, all except Easter received sheepskins. Easter still has a half year of school work to do. He played his four years of foot ball and Is now engaged in helping Butler coach the linemen. Coach Butler was expecting a good bunch of back field men this fall. In fact, he has a fair bunch, but they are not the ones he was figuring on. Shirley, Turner, Arnold, Ragsdale and Oor.nors, the first four red-hot ball toters, felt the sting of ineligibility and are not on the squad. >. There are eight letter men back this fall, and in addition, two good men who played here during past years. These two men have cleared up the local situation considerably. The Baptists have more linemen out this fall than made up the entire squad for some time. We called them Baptists. Years age. the various teams over the state wer*f named according to the denomination if the school. It’s different now. The fw . ball jerseys here are monogramed wl a “Grizzly Bear.” Franklin will he, 1 be known as the "Grizzlias.” The nA Is an honor to Athletic Director E,; (Griz) Wagner, famrd basketball men' ■ The Franklin center position Is ta care of this year by Duggan. He piftk™ very well two years ago. Duggan out last vear. but looks good. He tmm from Monroe. Mich., and weighs 182. - reserve. Butler is well fixed with D. W|V'*7: who captained the Columbus. Ind., US' :vj last vear. Yount, a big youth lfflj Greenwood. Is also present. .1. Rohrabaugh, former Kirklin hi# i school star and brother of former famoTg s athletes, is here, but on the injured lii-:'i He played quarter back last year. His in,.J jury may require that Surface, by far thoj key man to the Franklin back field com-’ binations this fall, be shifted to quartet) permanently. The other youth to return this fall after being out of school for some time is Hiernaux of Kokomo. Dick is stocky, has had some experience and except for an Injury to his shoulder, which is impeding his conditioning work, should be one of the team’s leading ball toters. Wooden, well known basketball star, is the nextj best half back. He has been playing thai grid game for three years now and should] have a good season. Downey, a letter] man and 180 pounds along with It. will* undoubtedly b hard to displace. But. he Is a letter man who will have to hustle for his Job. Norman Miller, a 175-pound ewb last year; G. Tavlor and J. Cain are other ball toters. With Burface at quar ter. Downey or Virt will go to full back. Virt, bv the way, is a former Indianapolis Tech bov. He is by far the best kicker on the squad, but is suffering from an Injured back now. He was in school once before but encountered credit troubles. "Grizz” Wagner stoutly stated that he was far more pleased to have his bas keteers on the football field during the fall than In the gymnasium. With ail man-oower pushing toward better foot ball. State Normal. Evansville. Earlham. Indiana Central and Muncl-. and even De Pauw and Danville had better meke preparations to entertain a much better Franklin team this fall. NEPHEW OF THORPE Irsel Wilson, 19-year-old outfield er, a nephew of Jim Th%rpe, famous Indian athlete, has been signed by the St. Louis Cardinals. Even Money When Series Opens Bn United Press NEW YORK. Oct. I.—De spite a heavy inflow of Chicago money, Wall Street continues to favor the Phila delphia Athletics to win the world series at odds of 11 to 10, the J. S. Fried & Cos., brokerage firm, announced. Indications are that the 1 teams will be an even money 1 choice when the series opens, j Even money is being bet on the first game of the series.