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Washington got two doubles and a
single. Duffy Lewis doubled and sin
gled. Ty Cobb failed to hit against Weil
man, but his sacrifice fly counted the
winning run for Detroit. Mains baf
fled the Browns.
Ed Sweeney tripled ffr-the eighth
inning with the bases full, beating the
' Mackmen. King Cole lasted two
rounds, Schluz finished strong. Bush
puzzled, the Yanks until the eighth.
Pittsburgh made it seven straight,
Adams outpitching Hageman. of the
Cards. Viox batetd fiercely.
The Giants rapped Mayer and
Jacobs in bunches while Tesreau was
holding the Phillies. Larry McLean
got three singles, Bescher and Burns
a triple and single each, and Merkle
Tyler of the Braves passed 11
Dodgers, but only one run resulted.
Ragan was hit hard, Evers and Mar
anville doing great execution.
Johnny Tillman shaded Ad Wolgast
in ten rounds at Hudson, Wis. Till
man led in the fighting, Wolgast be
ing content to take it easy.
Holy Trinity, 9; SL Patrick's, 8.
De LaSalle, 3;-St. Cyril, 0.
New Trier;'8; Morton Park, 7.
North Division, 6 ; Schurz, 3.
Oak Park, 5; St. Phillips, 3.
George Pierce, Larry Cheney and
Jimmy Archer 'have signed three
year contracts with the Cubs, accord
ing to a statement given out by Pres
THRE UNDER-AGED KIDS
DECIDE TO GO TO WAR
Three young kids.
See how they run
Away to join the ranks at war.
The oldest is seventeen, no more.
They want a taste of the cannon's
Those three young kids.
Three kids, ages 15. 16 and 17, re
spectively, marched off to the war
yesterday with their heads in the air.
They had earned the hero worship
of the other kids of their neighbor
hood by swearing they were 21 each.
Harry Dowdle, aged 17, who lives
at 1739 W. Adams street, was the first
to go. Yesterday morning he went
to his father and said he'd like to
go to war.
The father was strong for patriot
ism. He beamed all over.
"That wouldn't be a bad idea, kid,"
he said, "if you were 21."
Harry went away scratching his
head. Then he rememhered that ev
eryone had always said he looked
twice his age. He went down and en
listed. An attache of the recruiting
office called Mrs. Dowdle and told her
about her son's enlistment. She was
distracted. She called her husband-;
They both got busy and informed the
recruiting office that their son was
only 17. Then they wired th.e Cincin
nati police to intercept the boy and
prepared to go farther. Just then a
messenger boy arrived. The father
read the telegram. It was just this:
"I thought it all overhand decided,
you were willing to let "me go. Am
off for the front."
The 'elder Dowdle thought very
seriously for a few moments. Then
his features slowly radiated a smile.
He stepped to the telephone and call
ed the police.
"Never mind about that kid," he
said. "He's got the right spirit and
they need that kind." I
Jimmy Duffy, who is 16 and is the
son of Lieut Thomas Duffy of the
Rawson street police station, which
vmeans he comes of fighting stock, is
another who enlisted and Is backed
up by his father.
Yesterday he called up Solomon
Bergman, 15, 2518 N. Sawyer avenue,
and together they marched away aft
er assuring the recruiting officer they
were both 21. ,
Sol Bergman's mother, however is
distracted. She asked the pohce to
, help her recover her son.