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_P?oo Bodle aoc?Mi? Old Wap Clot? IReaclr Yankee Camp
Army 'Planes
Daily Visiting
Giants' Camp
Players Develop New Com?
plaints of Neck Watch?
ing Fliers
By Louis Lee Arms
MARLIN', Tex_ March IS. -"Where
it it?"
"I hear it."
"So do L"
"It*3 ever there. Look."
The foregoing 39 an authentic din- j
loguo between two Giant ball playera I
who are supposed to be working in ;
the batting cage.
They look ur\ Far to the west a mi'ii- 1
tary a?roplane, buzzing like an angry
wasp, sweeps toward Emerson Field,
where tho Giants practise. Now there ?
aro two of thi-rs, not? three and some- j
time.; four.
Mil?? high against the Texas sky they ?
glide like flies on a wall. Behind them 1
there is gay aerial confusion. Giant
buzzards have dived out of their way
and smaller passengers of the air raise
n shrill protest. The airplanes wheel
in uncertain, hesitant circles and sput?
ter again over their nebulous routes,
still vibrant with the thunder of high
powered motors.
Ed MackalL, the dusky trainer of the
Giants, knows a "Charlie" horse from
one end to tho other, or from the mid?
dle out and he is well acquainted with
tha quaint ways of a pulled tendon.
He can discourse with enthusiasm and
intelligrr.?? on anything from a mashed
thumb ?o a floating cartilage. He can
trace the history of the sprained anklo
down through the middle ages and oil
hand he can name tho early ancestors
of the barker! shin. But we overheard
this son of Ham complaining to-day if
tho military aeroplanes continued to fly
over Emerson Field lie would havo to
make a special study of the neck.
Visit Camp Daily
The military 'planes are daily visi?
tors and in rir.o weather such as to-day
they make tho most of their practice
spins. The result is a lot of soreness
between the collar buttons on tho New
York club, and Ed Mackall and his
corps of African trainers are massag?
ing regions they never tvera called
ui'on to exploro before.
Everything is going swimmingly with
the Giants. The regulars hit against
the entire corps of pitchers to-day,1
and the word "hit" is used in its
soundest sense. Benny Kauff creacked
cue oveT the distant right field fence
and Laughing Larry Doylo pulled a
long foul onto a passing freight train.
The engineer waived his compliments
to Larry, but forgot to toss out a cigar.
If George Burns were not such an
incomparable lead-off man he would be
pushed for that honor station by "Pep"
Young. In practice to-day Young led
the regulara to the bat, but inasmuch
as Bums is and always has been ono
of the best lead-off men in the United
States, batting well up and scoring a
large number of more or less important
runs, it is safe to say he will not bo
dislodged by tho dashing youngster,
who will be talked about considerably
this summer on Broadway.
All down the line tho regulars were
hitting, Ilolke and Jack Onslow par?
ticularly distinguishing themselves. In
spite of the incongruous crouch" af?
fected by the lank front doorkeeper
he certainly can bang the old apple.
Holkc sailed one to the tennis courts
in deep left and 'Onslow stood the
outfield against the fence on several
Of the pitchers, Jess Barnes, the
Bostonese. seemed to show the most
stuff, and at no time did ho show
more of it than when ho was pitching
to the venerable Mr. McGraw himseli
The Giant manager ha3 an almost
childliko confidence in his pitchers. He
steps into the box and bats in his
turn, no matter how wild the shooting
may be. And, naturally, when a young
pitcher sees McGraw batting he at?
tempts to show the little Napoleon
greater pitching than he ever has seen
in his career.
McGraw Doesn't Run
Tana far the Giants manager is in
perfect keialth, but it often seems as
though he is going to lose a lot of
that commodity when ho steps to the
plate. The little Napoleon docs not
run out his hits, and, strange as it
may seem, no ono has said anything
to him about it.
Mike Finn, a noble ivory hunter from
Chattanooga, blew into Marlin this
morning looking for some of McGraw's
excess talent. Mike didn't look ex?
actly natural as at the last moment he
failed to pack his blue goggles and hi3
pink whiskers. He was, so to speak,
au natural and sat through the sumptu
out breakfast served here without boot?
ing a dish. Mike always was a good
natured cu*s.
Roy Johnson, a pitcher from St.
Louis, also joined the Giants. Roy
bears the distinction of being th? only
ballplayer drafted by the Giants last
season. He has red hair and until the
boys learned he was right-handed there
was ??Teat agitation in these parts.
This wili be readily appreciated by
students of the great nation&i game.
.Johnson's arrival completes the
Giants' roster, there being thirty-five
players in camp now. Some of them
will be here such a short time we fear
v/c shail never _:ct properly acquainted
with them. If there is a tougher team
for a youngster to bust into than the
Giants this season we know not of it.
John Foster was in conference with
the Marlin Board of Trade to-day, and
it is believed John nicked 'cm for tho
expenses of the ball team of the 106th
Art; lery from Fort Worth. They are
to come to Marlin Saturday to battle
the Giants, and the receipts will be
turned over to the Red Cross. This
game will set the spring fashions in
box i-eores. and if the Giants hit the
way they did to-day something gorgeous
ouKht to be turned out.
There is animated talk of a snipe
hunt to be held in the near future, and
a great Bronx nimrod, known to the
world as Harry Fink, it is understood,
will lead the activities against the livng
of the poor snipe. It ?eems Fink has
never hunted snipo bt-ff-ra, but he is
willing to be instructed on tho f.ne
points of the game.
?- ?-.
Judge Defeats Tomkins
In Team Squash Tourney
J. C. Judge mad?? effective use of hin
?mashing attack in defeating M. R,
Tomkins in a match of the team (quash
tennis tourn'-y at the f're^cent Ath?
letic Club, Brooklyn, yesterday. Judge
lost the f?r?t game at IS> 11 through
erratic work, but showed his true form
during th? closing handi.
In th<i second game Judge's speedy
and crafty gam?; proved too much f.r
Tornkin?, who <iiopn<<i the m xt two
games at J?"/- .',, ].,', ?',>.
Wanderers Finally Defeat
"Pirates" of Hockey World1
Drury Shines for Pittsburgh Seven With Four Goals, While
McCarthy Does Best Work for Home Players
?Fast but Clean Contest
Bv Fred Hawthorne
In a frame that kept the largest crowd of the season in a furor of ;
cheers from start to finish, the Wanderers Hockey Club, of this city, de?
feated tho hitherto invincible revea of the Pittsburgh Athletic Association
by a score of 7 coals to 5 last nisrht at the St. Nicholas Rink.
Even ?a defeat, Herb Drury, the sen- <
sational Pitt rover, was the star of the ,
game. Four of tho Pirate goals were
scored by this great youngster, three
of these coining in tha second half,
when the Wanderers wefo leading by
a score of 5 to 2.
McCarthy and Mickey Roach, for the
Wanderers, proved a valuable scoring
combination, each tallying three goals
by brilliant playing, "Red" Synnott,
of tiie Koston Arena Club, who played
at rover ?or the ioca! team, was second
or.ly to Drury in dazzling speed and
all-round effectiveness.
A noticeable improvement was ap?
parent last nirht in the WandererV
passing cf the puck, and it was this
that wan largely responsible, for their
victory. Throughout the league sea?
son the locsl team has suffered b<;causo
, of tha tendency of the man with tho
disk to "hog" it and attempt to make
i tho score himself bv skating right
, down to tho net.
Always Threatening
No such individual selfishness was
shown last night, and as a result the
Now York boys were always threaten?
ing tho Pittsburgh goal, and moro than
or.co tho combination play of McCar?
thy, Synnott, Roach and Wellington
was ro:::>onsiblo for the breaking up of
the Pittsburgh defence.
Crev?t, too, played a remarkably fino
pitac for the Wanderers, and, although
he only cr.ged the puck once, he was
always in the thick of the fray, and
-, was a powv;r on the offence.
The Pittsburgh seven was without
! the services last night of Nagle, one
' of the strongest of the visiting team,
and there is no doubt that his absence
detracted in no small measure from
tho Pirates' playing strength, whereas
Synnott was a powerful factor in bol?
stering up the Wanderers' forward line.
These two factors made tho game an
even one, and thrills there were from
wh:stlo to whistle.
Captain Joo McCormick was the first
to score, taking a pretty pass from
Baker and slamming the puck home
after less than two minutes' work.
Just a minute later the brillianl
Drury, streaking his way down tho ice
with wonderful speed and uncannj
dodging ability, went the length of the
rink before shooting the puck * pas
Lewis and making tho score read 2 to (
in favor of the Pirates of the ice.
Wanderers Aro Aroused
Apparently stunned at first by thi
swiftness of the assault, the Wanderer:
then gathered themselves together am
started a drive for the Pirate net tha
knew no let-up until four goals hai
The Line-Up
Wandnrcr?. PoslU?*!. PlUsburjh.
M ?Carthy.0. P. .'.MoCrtmiurai
I?~u-i).(.'.L. McOormicK I
Croat..L. W.J. McCorml?? |
Siulth.It. W.L_,'..r
S<xire?Wcnderer?, i; Pittsburgh, 2. Goal??J.
Sf.;i_'.?-inick (alono). 1:58; Dntry (?.'.une), 2:.'17;
I loach (scrimmage), S:15; Dufresne don? shot), ,
0:0S; Jl?ttvll (jtlous), i?:?O ; McCarthy (alo?c), 11:43.1
Goals?McCarthy (?.'(/..e), 1:34: Drury (pass from
J. McCorai?c_). 2:'.)iJ; Drory (aiouc). 8:41; Crova.
lpa-,3 from liou.:li). 12:53; McCarthy (alona),
13:ia; I)n:ry (alono. I.- Oh.
SubsUtuUocs?Oovsi for WelliagU-:! ; Wellington
for Smith.
P.'ji.i.f.i-.-?? Du'irsr.o (Ixipi'luj;). 2:00; I/w!s (hold
11.B). :!:00; J. MsCornil?-! (holding). 2'00.
Befares?juhn McGruth. uitern&Uuaal Skating ?
?nico. AsiUtant rwfcrei?K. Nagle, Pittsburgh.
L'iuplrca?In-iiig Eeliaer ?uid J. Thompson, Pitts- ;
j bui-^u. Tuco ?>{ halve.-??Twenty minutes.
?been credited to the local seven. Roach
j slammed the rubber home from a red- i
I hot scrimmage.
! Tlu-n Ernie Dufresne caged one of
! his famous long shots from three
! quarter!; of the length of the ring dis
j tance, to bo followed a few seconds
j later by Roach, who took the puck right
I through the Pirates and scored alone.
i McCarthy tallied another two minutes
j later, an?! the 3coring ended for that
; It was McCarthy again, skating like
j a fiend,twho tallied the first goal in the
i second half, and it looked like a runa
' way match for the Wanderers. But
| Drury accepted a lightning pass from
i Joe McCormick, after a splendid rush
? down the ice, and then the Pirate rover
? repeated, this time dribbling the puck
! all *the way through the Wanderers. It
? was a remarkable exhibition of stiele
work. Crovat and McCarthy sot busy
and each scored a goal, while Larry
McCormick was on the penalty bench,
leaving the Pirates with only five men
on the ice.
This gave the Wanderers an over?
whelming lead, with less than six rnin
1 utes to play, but two minutes before
! the end of the gamo Drury scored the
j most spectacular event of the right.
? After dribbling tho puck through the
entire local tearo h? was checked hard
I by Dufresne, but instead ?f losing the
i disk, he turned about in his tracks and
? shot the puck from his back hand, at a
j sharp i'.ngle. It flew so straight for
j tho mark that Lewis was unable to ward
j it off. This ended the scoring and
! marked the close of a thrilling, fast
1 and cleanly played game.
Boxing News and Notes
??v FPFD rlAWTHfi&NF.__
Up to tho minute of "quick-timing"
; to press wo haven't heard any wild .
shrieks emanating from those cities
that cravo to stage the bout for the
, heavyweight championship of the world
j on July 4 between Jcs3 Willard and
i Frederick Ferocious Fulton; but July |
i is a long, long ways off, Eleanor Agnes, \
i and, as our late friend Dr. Munyon
declared, "There's hope!"
According to the most secret and
: confidential sources of information ob- :
tainable, New Orleans seems to have
tha best chance of putting on tho bout j
that may see a new heavyweight cham- ?
pion crowned. Denver, Carson City,
', Tia Juana, Mexico; New Haven and ,
j Newark have ail been mentioned as j
i "possibilities'* when it cornos to sit- i
| ting irs at this little boys' party, but j
j the Mardi Gras town seems to have the ;
edge on ell the others when we get !
down to the finger bowl stage. !
If we are to believe all the storie3 j
that Willard'a press agent is sending
forth even thus early in the proceed
: ing?, Jess was never in grander condi?
tion in his life. Bouncing cobblestones
off the champion's midriff would be
inviting prosecution by the S. P. C. C.
(Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Cobblestones). If press agentlng
could do the work in the ring, Pulton
will be lucky to last through the first
Colonel J. C. Miller, Willard'a lobby
gow, was in Chicago yesterday for the
: purpose of conferring with Mike Col
? lins,' Fulton's manager, regarding fur?
ther details o* the scheduled bout. An
offer of $105,000 is reported to have
been made by a New Orleans fight club,
drawing from Willard the admission
that "matters are progressing satis?
factorily." Two hundred and five thou?
sand dollars will probably be hailed as
"pbod" and ?305,0<k> as "rippin' " by the
: Palpitating Pacifist from Peaceful Pot
For more than a week now our night3
have been made horrific by a puilty
conscience and our days uncomfortable ;
by Irving Schreiber, the first deputy j
assistant head office boy and a dabbler j
in the higher forms of art.
It was not always that Irving both- |
ered much about us, one way or the
other. He treated our presence in the
office with good-natured tolerance, and
even deigned once or twice to stir un?
easily in his chair 'When we yelled
"Copy!" in our best six-cylinder tones,
but mostly he just accepted our exist?
ence as one of those things that must
be borne with good grace.
Those were tho days when Irving
dallied in poetry and lightened up old
Colonel Leo Arena's "Office Boya' Cor?
ner" with gomo of his lyric quatrains
on love, the elements, war- any of the
things that have inspired the Byrons,
the Milton and the Lawrence Hopes of
the past.
Inherited Irving From Arms
But Colonel Arms flitted South with
the Cuanta some days ago, and Irving
.Schreiber could lind no outlet for his
, talent, at poetizing. And it was then
: he turned to us?and to boxing, as me
: dinms for expressing himself. Two
; weeks ago to-day wo promised Irving
: to delight our readers with his views
; on the Willard-Fulton-Dempscy con
, troversy over the heavyweight title,
and our intentions were perfectly hon?
orable, hut somebody's foot slipped,
i The immortal "copy" wont down to
the composing room, but it never came
: up, and as all the gentlemen in that de?
partment aro members of the union we
don't dare to say what wo really think
about their attitude toward budding
genius. However, we are going to try
; to put Irving ''across" again, and if
yO0 don't, see hin stuff this bright Tues?
day morning you will know where to
place the blame,
Irving strike? right at the vital? of
tho argument in his_first line. "The
confidence of the public of Fulton to
beat Willard is unsound, and those who
aro confident are going to lose a lot of
money," writes the sage. "Why should
Fulton be considered able to beat Wil?
lard because he knocked out Moran,
who never knew the art of boxing, but
only rush in there and land that nymph
what they called the 'Mary Ann'? If
Fulton wants to convince the public
that he is a logical opponent to Wil?
lard ho must defeat Billy Miske and
Dempsey. Dempsey is a youngster who
is fast and is said to have a shift that
baffles all his opponents. Something
like Fitzsinmons. Well, if he is any?
thing like Fitzsimmons-Beware, Ful?
ton ! "
Observant readers will please note
with what curt feeling Irving dismisses
Moran and his fair nymph "Mary Ann,"
even though that freckled young lady
did fully her share in earning a living
for Frank. Also, do not fail to heed
the warning our favorite author hands
Mr. Fulton.
N.Y.?. Athlete
Will Receive
Croix de Guerre
Once again has a former New York
University athlete distinguished him?
self for bravery in the world war.
This time it is Sergeant Spencer Ros
sel, of New York City. R?ssel lies
been recommended for the Croix do
Guerre by the French commanding of?
ficer in recognition of his courage
under fire.
R?ssel is a member of the unit which
entered tho Luneville sector about two
weeks ago and is one of seven members
of this organization to be thus hon?
ored. Rosscl'a citation was the result
of his bravery in helping to koep a
machine gun in action against the Gor?
man front line despite the constant and
direct fire of the enemy. The Germans
tried to smash this gun with their lire,
but failed.
Sergeant R?ssel, who was a popular
student at the Violet university, was
graduated with the class of 1914.
While at college R?ssel was active in
athletics. He was a member of the
track and baseball teams, and starred
in both sports.
302d Engineers Capture
Basketball Championship
CAMP UPTON, N. Y., March 18.?
The .'I0'2<1 Engineers 'this evening won
the metropolitan division basketball
championship, defeating the 305th ma?
chine gun battalion team, by a score
of ?!_ to 16.
The engineers came through with a
spurt in 'the second period, and, taking
?i commanding lead, easily held the
advantage. Superior team work over
individual playing figured in the re
The line-up and summary:
802il Km:; nee re. I'raltlon. 305th Battalion, !
tlalfgnydre.K.McCro m
MInsky .('.Dutelnger
?rol mbarh.(I..'.ttklna
Goal?! r?',iii flwrr -Dleketman, 4; IUlftnyder
Mlimlty, :>; Kennedy, \. Broitaiibaeli. 1; SlcOonc
5; A!kl/i?. 1 Goal? from foul MrCmn.. :;? Hu?-I
rh ???-. 1 . I :rt-11.-. :..--!.. :? (Icferi-o t'nptaln Oil? i i
?llflnton Mlhlotlo oillc-er Umpire Meutenahl Cativa
lOlfth tiifantry Heom Ueulcn-M liorror 303tii
M. <; Battalion,
Jack Johnson's Mother Dies
CHICAGO, March 18.?-Mrs. Tiny
Johnson, aged sevonty-four, mother of
Jack Johnson, former heavyweight
champion pugilist, died n't her homo
here lust night.
Springs Joke
On Maconites
Town Fails to Identify
Francesco Pizzola as
Great Player
By Wood Ballard
MACON, Ga., March 18.?Mr. Fran?
cesco Piz'zola came to Macon to-day
about the time the chanticleer began
his vocal reveille to the sun.
Mr. Pizzola was suffering from
fatigue, and at once sought repose. So
carefully was his identity hidden in his
Latin appellation that it was around
the noon hour before Macon awoke to
the fact that the redoubtable Ping
Bodie of baseball fame was in town.
George Long, the famous boy editor
of tho South, then hurriedly corralled
a score or more of Macon'a prominent
citizens and tendered Mr. Pizzola a
formal reception in the foyer of the
Hotel Dempscy, while a band of stroll?
ing musicians played in the park out?
side. Mr. Long delivered the address
of welcome on behalf of the people of
Macon, and Mr. Sparrow did like?
wise, representing Colonel Ruppert, the
Yankees and the fans of New York.
"What's the occasion for all the cele?
bration?" piped Hughie High, return?
ing from morning practice at the ball
park. ? *
"Ain't you heard about it, sar?
Mistah Pizizzola's in town."
"And who is Mr. Pizzola?"
"Ah dun know who he is, sar, but
ha':; hyar."
Al Walters Arrives, Too
Al Walters, the peppery backstop of
the Yankee aggregation, came along
with Ping. Both came from the Coast,
Bodie from San Francisco and Waiters
from near Los Angeles. Bodie looks
line, and says he feels finer than he
looks. He has kept in condition during
tho winter by bowling and playing ball,
and is down to weight and seems de?
lighted with the prospects of becoming
a member of the New York Americans.
As an Athletic, under Connie Mack,
Ping was always popular with the fans
at the Polo Grounds, especially with
those who watch the game from the
left field bleachers.
"I'm anxious to get out there in a
Yankee uniform," he said to-day. "I
feel just like I have fallen among
Bodie has yet to go through the
formality of signing a contract, but
according to Harry Sparrow, it will bo
only a formality, as 'the hard-hitting
outfielder has already practically come
to terms with tho club.
Aside from the fact that the acqui?
sition of Bodie will udd material
strength to the Yankees this season,
his presence with the team is certain
to have a wonderful effect upon the
lighting spirit of the men as a team.
The Yankees at times have had a ten?
dency to become discouraged when the
breaks were not coming their way. And
this discouragement was due in a
large part to weaknesses in the organ?
ization which could not be readily
remedied. *
There was a big jump in the confi?
dence of the players here when Pratt
came to terms with Huggins- and
donned his uniform. They knew Pratt
to be a dependable ball player, and
that he would bolster up an infield
position which was played with in?
different results last year. .
Bodie Add[s Aggressiveness
Bodie will go just as far as Pratt
in adding new life to the Huggins
squad. He is aggressive enough to in?
spire the younger piuyers with enthu?
siasm, and his team mates know that
his bat will be a big factor in winning
games. Best of ail, both Bodie and
Pratt are well pleased over playing
ball with the Yankees. All of the
regulars ara now in camp except
Peckinpaugh, ,T. Franklin Baker and
Almcdo Marsans. These three are ex?
pected here to-morrow.
While tho day was a bit raw the two
usual work-outs were held. Pratt was
{ho newcomer to the field fair the morn?
ing practice, and showed that he will
not be long in rounding into condition,
i He has wintered in Florida, and is well
] advanced toward hs work for the sea
: son. Huggins, Coach O'Connor and
j Seouls Bob Connery and Joe Kelley
kept the boys going at a lively pace
| during the early practice. The pitch
? ers were given only light work, but the
I outfielders were on tho jump for over
| an hour. The infield, Plpp, Pra'tt, Beck
;and Ward, wero a lively bunch. And
: one word about Mr. Pipp---he is bet?
ter than he has ever been. The morn
, in-; work ended after Huggins had.
given his youngsters?Lamar, Camp,
?Knell. Hannah, Vick and Ward?a bit
j of strenuous play on the infield.
About the same routine of practice
was gone through with in the after
, noon, only the work was a bit longer
and faster. Bofh Bodie and Walters
| were on the field r.nd gave proof of
I their statements that they had played
ball during the winter on the roast.
It will not take long for either one to
, bo fit for a real contest. Huggins
"aided a bunting practice to the work
of the afternoon. All in all, the
Yankees in camp here are progressing
about as rapidly and surely as their
most enthusiastic admirers in New
: York could wish.
The moving picture men were busy
I at the park to-day. All of the players
: were caught at their training stunts,
i Izzy Kaplan was peeved at the opposi
1 tion.
Hot Springs Results
First raro ( three-year-old maillon?: purs?, $.',00;
j (lvo und h hnlf rurlongs)?Nth?, ?O?) (O'Brion),
I 13 lo 5. men and 2 to 5. llrsta T)irlr\ 110 (Keogh),
oven, - to ", and 1 to 5, second; Merry Lass, no
? (Dursch), 5 to 1. i to ?i and 3 !" 5, third. Time,
i 1 "7 :' ",. Ali>l la Hay, Malice. I'l^ta^o Stomp. Tm
' vit/. r.i-lV.. -I'i.-a-". Waco l: .v. (i,,r!t. Man of tho
1!, ar n.nd I .-.?!-,- Small also ran.
Second ruco (!!.???.- ?.. :,r olds : claiming; purs?,
0: a fur nngs) Otdeo, OF (Rodriguez), 5 to 2.
4 Li i and 2 tn .',. tire; Groen Grass, pul (Con
tielJv). 4 la 1. 7 to .'? an,I H to ."., second; Mary's
Roau, 100 (.Sand). 5 to 1, 2 to 1 and even, third.
Time. 1 13. Medusa, Parlor Maid, lima Schorr,
I Oaffnoy Olrl, High VaJo, II. C. Rosen and Krn,liana
? also ran.
Third raro (four-year-olds and upward; horsoa
and Holdings; claiming; purso, ?..00; one uillc mm
a sixteenth)? Reaullful Morn, 100 (Hundo). S lo
I i, 3 tu 1 und s in 5, Brat; Slumboror, ]i>7 (oi.crii
l'i to 1. 1 Lo 1 und 3 to 1. second; August
: Ilalni-A 114 (Koogh), 5 t/i 2. even, ami 1 to .'.
i third. Tim?, 1:4.8 3-5. Red Huit. Kangaroo, Tani
orlano, Avonr Trumbo, Kilkenny, Anmlot, Torloton
: 1'., Scallywag and Kurly Muni also ran
! Fourth race (thrcc-yoar-olda and upward; clalm
? Ing: I"i. $000; ono ml!? and seventy yards)?
? Mary Bollo, 102 (Obort), S to 2, even and 1 to
?_', drat; Hubbub, 100 (Jackson), -1 i.> 1. s to r,
and -I to .1. socniKl; Mvslk Fully, inn (Sonde),
"' lo 2, oren und 1 to ?, third. Timo, 1 II 3 ",
SJxtocn t.- Ont?, m.n nf tho Boa, Ji.lm W. Kl.-m
;? I Old llroomo also run.
Fifth nice (Uu-ee-ycar-olda and upward: claim?
ing; pijrso, $300; on? tullo ?ml a ilxtocnlh) -Trac?
tion, ios (Connolly). 2 to 1. 4 to 3 and 2 to .'.
Ilr.it; Impression, im (Stirling), s tu l. 3 to 1 and
v to ,',. second; Luther. 113 (Rice), 4 to 1. ?
i" ri and 4 to ?",. thlnl. Time, I 4ft. Iilanthea.
Lucillo I' . Xopoluon, Handful und Say also run.
Sixili race (ihreo-year-nUls und upward; claim?
ing; puno, $<:oi); nun mllo and u ?Wtronth) ? l-lddlo
T. 110 (O'Krlnu). 7 to 1. 5 I? 2 and even. Brst;
Budwnlser, HO (dourly), 12 to I, a to 1 and
2 10 1. souond; lluhy Cftl, 113 (Itlce), 5 tO 3 even
and 2 to 6, tldrd. Timo, 1:47 2-5. Mary II.,
Illckomiut, Ron Lory, Dlodt, Jack O'Dowd. Klng
llng II and Rey Uikwnod also nui.
ED (STRANGLER) LEWIS, who will meet Wladek
Zbyszko to-night at Madison Sqare Garden in the
"rubber" of a series of three matches to determine
which is entitled to fight it out with Earl Caddock and Joe
Stecher for the heavyweight wrestling championship, left vacant
by the dea|h of Frank Gotch, h here shown with his famous
"head lock" clamped upon an opponent. This and a hammer
lock will be Lewis' defence against the Pole's far-famed toe-hold.
! Over the Sport Trail
I_ By Louis Lee Arms _-____-___?_-_--_-_-_-_-_-_-_-__-,_.
Going South
Going South in spring!
Where the days are fair
And the nights are sweet
With the fragrance there;
Yoti a sleepy calm
Hears red robins sing,
The tvorld is young when you
Are going South in spring!
Going South in spring!
Fields are velvet green,
Cherry blossotns bloom,
hi the sunlight's sheen,
Trees begin to dress,
Silver streams to sing;
The world if young when you
Are going South in spring!
Cattle Train Passes Giants* "Special"
Major league baseball teams, and particularly the New York Giants,
I have had in the past every travelling luxury that could be asked by a
! Email group of men. Swiftest trains, finest hotels and the best of service
' have been proffered them.
Tho war has brought a change in this respect conspicuous enough to
make the veteran ?rasp and bring home ?to him, perhaps in a more practical
\ way, the seriousness of this war, for it has deprived him of service; the
| gilt-edged service that the high-priced public performer has been given
1 for years.
While waiting on a side track somewhere in Oklamoma, waiting that
i a cattle train from the Pan Handle country may pass, this point becomes
! impressed upon one. Passenger traffic has become secondary to troop and
j freight movements, and nowhere is there greater activity in these lines
of war promotion than in the Southwest.
Behind Schedule ?H the Way
Almost from the moment New York was put behind on this year's
trip South the train was behind schedule because of traffic congestion. Out
I of St. Louis for the swing clown through the lower trans-Mississippi
states the tremendous problems confronting railway authorities presented
themselves at every turn.
The train accommodai g the Giants was given over almost entirely
| to troops, with but a Pullman and one half allotted to the Giants' party.
! In other years the Giants would have had two complete Pullmans and
j possibly three to carry the same sized group.
And while a ballplayer was supposed to hold all existing records in
the matter of getting into a dining car quickly, some of those traditional
marks are bound to be tied, if not bettered, by the hungry soldier.
Fast Bail Still Big Asset
It has often been said that a pitcher cannot get by with only a fast
; ball in the major leagues Yet several of them are doing pretty well at it.
Walter Johnson had nothing but a fast tell for years, and even now his
curve ball is more a matter of ornament than utility. Such speed as
Johnson possessed had seldom if ever been seen in the whole history of
pitching certainly not m .his generation, and in consequence it was all he
needed to maintain the upper hand over the batter '<
: Jack Onslow, who worked with Carl Mays and* Babe Ruth, the clever !
Boston Red Sox pitchers, ? who were largely responsible for brinirinTa?
?han alTbTlf *? **' "^ ** ***" ?' ^ *? "Ses ?* ^re |
Eccentric Shoot Proves Effective
Mays has an underhand delivery that takes an eccentric shoot in and
down as it nears the plate. Control of this and ability to keep the ball
| low have made him uncommonly effective. '
| Rutil relies on speed, and he has on his fast ball the.great "hop" that
all of the better known southpaws have had. Hardly with exception south
paws are side-armed pitchers, this being the reason their fast tel carH ^
more of a shoot than that of the overarm right bander
Ruth, Mays and Johnson by themselves prettv well rofnr? fl,? n
I ?_r_551STcr cann?' "tny - *?^ -^??~_l
Many Go to Albany To-day
To Urge Sunday Baseball
Men High in Politics and Business Will Ask Legislators
Pass Lawson Bill Modifying Restriction
on the National Game
By W. J. Macbeth
Baseball lovers of the metropolis will move in a body on Albany tnJ\
to take a crack at the obsolete blue laws which discriminate again tfc
national sport of the United States. An effort will be made by me n
r in the political, financial and business worlds so to influence the leen t
that the Lawson bill, which would legalize baseball play froni 2 to 6 ? i *"
Sunday afternoon, may be made effective before the opening of the*
pective major league seasons. P108"
Stars of Mat
Battle To-night
At the Garden
Wladck Zbyszko, the mighty Pole,
and Ed (Strangler) Lewis will furnish
;he main thrills of a heavyweight wrest
iing show at Madison Square Garden
These are two of the four most high*
ly regarded grapplers in America to?
day, and tho winner is likely to meet
the winner of an Earl Caddock-Joe
Stecher bout in a match for the heavy?
weight championship of the world.
Zbyszko, Lewis, Caddock and Stecher
have all aspired to the heavyweight
crown since the death of Frank Gotch,
the Humboldt, Iowa, farmer.
Zbyszko and Lewis have met twice
before this season and each secured
a fall against the other. Lewis first
threw the Pole at the winter tourna?
ment in the Lexington Avenue Theatre.
He conquered Zbyszko with his cele?
brated "headlock," which has since been
barred by most of the profession. Later
in the tournament, with the head-lock
barred, Zbyszko squared accounts in
masterful style.
To-night's match, then, is the "rub?
ber" of a best two-in-thrco series.
Zbyszko is conceding to Lewis the use
of his deadly grin. He believes that
since their last meeting he has perfect?
ed a defence against the head-lock.
Zbyszko himself has been specializing
on the toe-hold, which brought Frank
Gotch such fame. To-night's match is
bound to be full of action and should
settle an argument as to which is the
most formidable hold when ? roperly
applied?the head-lock or the toe-hold.
Several interesting preliminaries will
precede the big match.
Rowing Race
To Be Doubled
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 18.?
Two simultaneous rowing races be?
tween crews of Harvard and Yale over
two-mile courses on the Charles and
Housatonic rivers June 1 will take
the place this year of the annual
Harvard-1'ale 'varsity race on the
Thames River, at New London, Conn.
In making this announcement to?
night Harvard rowing authorities said
that each university had agreed to
have a first and second crew this sea?
son. These crews will be selected by
a series of races. Then on June i
Harvard's first crew will race Yale's
first crew c-itner here or at Ne.v Haven,
the place to be decided by the toss of a
At the same time the second crews
will race. If the first crews compete
here the second crews will race on
the Housatonic, but if the first crews
race on the Housatonic the second
crew race will be held on the Charles.
New York University
Squad Scoop Grounders
New York University's baseball team
started on its second week of practice
yesterday afternoon with a stitf work?
out in the University Heights gymna?
sium. A squad of twenty-live men re?
ported and went through their paces
under the watchful eye of Coach John
After a few preliminary warming-up
exercises and muscle builders the men
spent an hour at scooping up ground?
ers from the gymnasium floor. After
this the candidates were sent around
the track for a short run andithen dis?
missed, with the exception of the bat?
tery men, who warmed up for a half
hour. Coach Keliogg hopes to have his
charges out on Berkeley Oval before
the end of the week.
Two Wrestlers Badly
Hurt at Atlantic City
ATLANTIC CITY, March 18.?George
Bothncr, fifty-one, of New York, for?
mer champion lightweight wrestler of
the world, broke his leg here to-night
in a bout with Frank Rice, of Boston.
In gripping Rice in a flying body scis?
sors his toe caught beneath Rice's
body and his left leg was snapped
above the ankle.
r Pinky Gardner, of Schenectady, N.
Y., in a second bout was probably
fatally injured when Mike Yakel, of
Salt Lake City, threw him over the
ropes. Gardner landed on his head
and sustained concussion of the brain.
Hot Springs Entries
First rrvco (four-year-olds and upward; clnlra
Ine: purse. $500: six furlongs)?Ciarlmonde, 114:
(?ladys 1 Am. 11)4 : Old Hub. loti; j. c Welch
100; Little .lake. 100; PhllUMno, 106; Noiseless
106; ?Swift Kox, 107 ; Sir Oliver, 100; lau K
100; "Trusty. 100; Mao Murray, loi; Also
ellKlble: llwfu. 10(1; Blaise. 114; SUvcy Shapiro.
Second ruco (three-year-old* and upward
elalmina; puree, $500; six furlongs)? Mlrh Olym?
pus. 100; Nominee 1011; Happy Valley io:i
?M.-iroMnus, 105; Kama, 107; M. Kufiia 100'
limy H., lia; Woodirnp. 113; Buchanan Brady'
imp.. US; Murphy, 115; Poeklohoo. 115- Pilsen
110. Also eligible: Adalid. 115.
Third race (three-year-olds; claiming: purs?
$500; ono mile)--?(iortrudo t\, 9,}; Tumble In
U7: Mis? Asnos, 100: Misa Peep, IrtO; Thinker'
101; Ilclnilck. 102: El I'upltajila. 100; Flamier'
106; Waldiuiurter, 107: Toil Me. 05; Oobrlta ioV
Dalwood, 100. Also eligible: Vitra Cold," 10?:
IUInslirook, 10(1; Little Princesa, 100
Fourth race (the Kordv, o Hath liait? Handicap'
thr-ss-yiMir-ii da and Upward! purse. ??TOO: one
in.In and seventy yards)- WtHtdmone 11,'- Jv* T
l?addV ?ESa"' H*.''"? nil *BaI,,:
Fifth rare (fum -year-olds jiul Upward; mile?
and mares; cialnituirt puro?, MOO; one mile and
a alxtoeiiilO^Jnvwink. 103: YoraUla. 10?; Ke
Mian, IT; Courtly Lav-., (nip., loT; Btel arlua
0?: Qreal Dally. 107: Ova M.-t;,.,. u ' t . '
link, III: T/o l,sl. 1U; Lle.aac j |.l <.?.'?
,V. 114: Drown Velvet. 107 ' Mttll'n,,
sixth raco' ?Ifmir-yyar-olda ?nil upward; claim
in?: purse. ?500;. mil- ?,,l ? .ixtUnth)
Jl . '' * ?? !<>?>; KUlerj?, loT; Mudunio llc-iumnn
OT; Semper BtaBva* 100: ? -i ,'.
an Point 101),; Bay ?? Light, 10? Kaln Leg,, I
V M?lTuU'll.l: Arr,ml,?.r',,lU; Water ?Wf.
?AppronUco^iiuwanoo claimed.
> One of the most interested cham
pions of Sunday baseball is City M_T
istrate Francis X. McQuade. For more
than a half dozen years he has fourtt
manfully against that discrimination
against a manful and healthful 8Dort
tolerated in other quarters. Judge Mc
i Quade, respected by fandom th."
; length and breadth of the land. ?i?
j have the most impressive cohjjrt if
! Capffi that CVCr V?S?ted the SUtc
j The arguments of those who beW
it wrong to keep up the bars ?fiZ
, such a clean and wholesome sport ?
; baseball while the law winks at\h
? unlatched back door of the ?fa ,*
dives the open operation of aovi?
? seaside resorts, athletic competitions
gunning fishing, tennis, golf and ?^
like will be strongly supported
A monster petition, embracing Mi?
; names of hundreds of thousands of
? voters, will be one of the chief ex?
hibits. Also the champions for base
! ball right and justice have been as"
sured of the cooperation of organized
' labor, not to mention the sentiment of
; the army and navy, which believes in
i healthful Sunday recreations of all
| sorts.
American League games this year
j undoubtedly will be called at 4 o'clock,
| one hour later than the time custom
ary for most parks heretofore. Th?
suggestion has been made by President
Ban Johnson, who usually has his way
in all policies mutually beneficial to
| all his colleagues. Johnson believes it
' good policy to take full advantage of
? the daylight saving movement. The
j later start, of course, will in no man
I ner cut in on the supply of daylight
? available for the contesting of games.
j He believes attendances will be greatly
| In Chicago yesterday, before leaving
for St. Louis, Mr. Johnson said he had
put the 4 o'clock opening squarely up
; to the club owners of his league.
"As I see it," said Ban, "the added
, hour of daylight under the new law
i will be a boon to baseball. We can
' start our games an hour later by the
watch and still have plenty of daylight
left to finish. By beginning play at
| 4 o'clock this season we will be follow
? ing the old style as far as the sun is
j concerned.
"I will take up the matter with our
league immediately. It seems to me a
I certainty, however, that instead of
leaving it to the individual club owners
i the league will vote to start all gamei
I at 4 o'clock."
A meeting of the Eastern Lea&w,
scheduled for Springfield, Mass., yes?
terday, was postponed until late next
week. It was decided at the last min?
ute that it would be the best policy to
wait until after the International
League club owners had held their
: meeting in this city on March 25. Th?
I fate of the Eastern is directly con
c?srned in whatever action the form?
associates of Ed Barrow may take r*
garding operations the coming year,
A franchise in Providence is very mud
desired by the Eastern promoters.
Meanwhile the few Internationil
League club owners who would go on
this year have not completely despaired
of presenting some sort of front. The
fate;of Sunday baseball may inflnenc?
them directly. With Sunday baseball
assured to New York Stat? it would b?
an easy matter to drop Montreal and
Baltimore for two good New York
cities. In that event Providence might
decide to string along in thft circuit
' of higher classification.
Dodgers Sample
First Curves of
The Season
HOT SPRINGS, Ark., March 18.?Tie
first curve ball of the current tralnia*
season at Hot Springs put in it* *p
, pearance to-day and, like the first rob?
I in the spring, it was the object of much
curiositv. Its author was Dan Gnner,
the big blonde who formerly perfomM
for tho St. Louis Cardinals. ?
i Griner cut loose with his curve a?
! ing the progress of a seven-innffig
practice game between picked teams
captained by Jimmie Johnston andI *? ;
: Myers. It was due largely to the M?
, that Griner began shooting benders ? ;
I his unsuspecting opponents that w*
Johnston contingent won a 7 to 6 vw
Larry Cheney preceded G??,1!!^
! box and also showed up in good wm
? He was willing to try out his speed??
I an occasional spitter. However, ??
! quard and Al Mamaux, who worked!?
1 the other side, were more careful ?w?
! cutting loose. M?maux espe?iW"
? working easily and getting into sw
I by degrees. _m.1va
The practice game to-day was ?w
I part of a programme of stn??*? m
part ol a programme oi B"*",r~> itt
ercisa Manager Robinson outline? J,
his players. Robbie was disapp??^
over the showing of the Dodg*?-,
their game with Boston Sunday,
did not expect a mid-season *^^
but he did look for more hitting .
but he did look for more niw"?-'^
Brooklyn team, and when >l *?*tat
forthcoming he decided on m?*
ting practice for his ?en. y-j ,
Jack Coombs nrnved m ???""Eg
camp to-duy and will get into a?? ^
to-morrow. Coombs spent mo? ^
time during tho off season e??^|
football and basketball teaias ai
Institute, in Texas. _,
Naval Militia Five Beats
Headquarter*' Squ?J
The Naval Militia boys, of Fj jj^
ond Street, Brooklyn, ?on ? j^g;
fought basketball game from w^.
Headquarters squad^ in "J" 0f *
armory last night by ? -c0"
t0At4'tho end of the first half **M
tin Ave led by 21 to 15. How? M-g
were on tho ri^e?8iv*, *B.r??_ ??
half, when the headQMrun^j
played a stronger game, a ^
Hold goals, the hoaaqitavtors m
17 baskets to their opponents
The line-up follows: ?,__*&,
Nival MllltU? 1'oaM??- .as
Walt*.?? E ".i_??S
.Mi-llvM*.|~ *? ? .*"55
: noiM*r?t>.V n"."J*
h??*?.b M ;..:
Hunt."' " _ W?tto, I!?
Uo.1. from Bi|d-Ka?a MWgg **&??
?. MpIItIU*. *; l*????*. V ?Urn?-*'J_<P
quarto?: lUIU. IJ^f'SSfoS-t&?i
(l?ala from foul-Walt* 6. ?W?Z?# m
ran. Naval UUlUa. Tub? * wwm^

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