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FANS FAVOR OPERATIONS
TO LAND TITLE SERIES
District Series '
At Ball Park.
By BRYAN MORSE.
Naval Operations is picked as the probable winner of the big three
garae District Baseball Association championship series which opens at
Union Leag-alT Park today. The fans have stuck to Operations through
thick and thin and maintain that Lane Lacy's tribe will be there when the
bell rings for the award of the title.
War Risk Insurance, winner of Section 1, is to oppose the tempera
mental Operators in the tHle series. The War Riskers are the dark horses
of the season. They speeded up in their battle with the Quantico Marines,
got on even terms, and earned the decision when Marines failed to show
to play off the tie.
Operations goes Into the battle with
Johnny Murphy, its flrst-sacker, out
of the l(ne-up. Murphy has had a
bad leg and laid oft yesterday. Morris
will play first, and a shift wjll prob
ably be made in the team. Murphy is
the lead-off man, and his position will
probably be taken by A. J. Golsteln,
although that worthy whiffed four
times in yesterday's Navy Yard en
easement. The Operators are picked to win, be
cause they have a well-balanced team
and a bitting combination, with a
string- of first-class hurlers, who are
expected to come through.
Sebafftr the Are.
The War Risk Insurance team was
never heard of until the title series
started. Manager L. Nelson, a most
astute individual, cot together a
bunch of the original War Risk
players, put in some of Tom Crooks'
Navy Yard left-overs, and proceeded
to show in Ernie Schaffer the ace of
Eddie GUV first sacker, and Stanley
Keyava, catcher, of the Navy Yard:
Schaffer, In the box and in the field,
and Walter Beall. in the field and In
the box. have proved their right to be
considered as contenders.
Ernie Schaffer, the Central High
School hurler, is expected to do the
bulk of the hurling. He will work
today and will rest tomorrow, and
will come back again for the third
battle If one is necessary.
Beall I Good, Too.
Walter Beall is a strong youngster
who is a clouter as well as a pitcher.
Bud Doughton, center fielder for the
War Riskers. is one of the best out
fielders in the series. He has come
to the front with the flail lately and
can be expected to be In the runntn;
when It comes to breaking up a con
The Operations team has one of the
best catchers In the series In "Bus'
Hager. In Lem Owen, Kmll Tfell and
Otto von Herbulls, .the Operators have
a classy trio or hurlers. Country'
Morris, at first, Al Watt at second,
"Reds" Purdy at short, and Tommy
Degnan at third, stack up a bit strong-
Won. . Lost.
Marines ....... 6 1
War Risk 5 1
Cappub 2 4
Operations 8 1
Navy Yard 7 2
Clarendon 2 5
Rex A. C 2 5
Army Medicos..' 1 7
Today's game War Risk
surancc vs. Naval Operations,
ion League Park. 8:10 p. m.
Pires Hughes and Handlboe.
A Red Chip in the Pot.
By Jean Knott
Havre de Grace
Daily Until Scptembar 28 Inclusive
Seven Races Daily
Including a Steeplechase
Penna. R. It. Train learea bnloa
Itntlon at Ml40 A. M.
ADMISSION! Grandstand and
Paddock. (1.03. Ladle. SUO Lat
lndlns War Tax.
Kin ST KACC AT 5i30 P. M.
er in hitting and fielding than War
Andy Walker. R. T. Harnsberger
and "Goldy" Goldstein rank well as
outfielders. The Operators will prob
ably ptlch Emll Pfeil todav. Pfell re.'
ccntly defeated the Navy Yard play-!
ers and when right is as clever as!
any of the young pitchers in the city.
The battle between Pfell and Schaffer!
should be well worth watching. As1
owen pitched yesterday von Herbulls
will be held In reserve. Pfell has
been known to pitch three days
rani running and appears to Im
prove with working.
Navy Yard Blasted.
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Camp Leach Lieutenant Harrington.
manager. Camp Leach. D. C
Troop B, Eleventh Cavalry Lieut. H.
Jett, manager. Fort Myer, Va.
Crescent A. C Ray Dorsett. man
ager, 610 Tenth street northeast.
Eagles C. W. Litchfield, manager. 303
L street southeast.
Shamrocks Henry Beale, manager.
326 G street northeast; averaga, 120
Shamrock Juniors T. Bucher,
manager, 309 K street northeast;
average, 105 pounds.
AB II O A
1 I'fer'n&n W
and settled the Navy Yard hash by Walker.'rf . I
dishing up a 4 tc 0 stew. The Yard
players could not hit Lem Owen and
that's all there was to it. Owen was
touched for rive hits, two of the
scratch variety. He was Invariably
good save In the final Inning.
It was evidently decreed that the
temperamental Operators should win,
for they played like champions from
the very start. Phil Buscher.'who
twirled considerable ball when the
present century was a bit younger,
went well until the sixth, when four
wallops stopped him completely.
Buseher plt-hed a creditable game.
dui as one iavy Yard roofer put
it. xie bdi nu ai me wrong time."
The Operators' flrst score came when
Purdy got a life on Long's error. He
stole second, one of the four liberties
taken with Giovannetti, by the way.
and cashed when Tommy Dcgnan
smashed one over Long's head.
Purdy.as. . . 2
Totals. 1', 7 17
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Lus'mbe.cf 3 0 3
strri'r.ir . 3
l.ong.s . . 3
21 ilS 3
SCHOOL GRID CHATTER
Central is reported to have a lot of
beefy material. Coarh Metzler has
several boys from the second string of
Inst season and Carl Cull en the only
TEAM FOR MEDICOS.
Army Medical School will probably
be represented by a football team.
Lieut. Wesley Cox has been appoint
Operations 000 013 4
Navy Yard 000 000 0
nuns Hmser. Watt, rurrtjr (). Krrnra
Walt. Xlo'jtrlhjr. Hcnrlde IWt on basra
N'lIT Yard. 10, Operation, ! Klrst baae
on hallo Off nuscher, 3. Owena. 2 Struck
out Hy nuacher, 7. Owens. Two-baa
hits Olovennetll. Sacrifice hit McCar
thy. Buacher. Stolen baaea Walker (2).
Purdy (2). Wild pitch Owens I'asaed
ball Glovennettl nalk Owens. Umpires
Mesara. Handlboe and llufrhea. Time of
RUTH AT LEBANON.
LEBANON. Pa., Sept. 26. Babe
Ruth, star southpaw pitcher and
slugger of the world's champion Bos
ton Red Sox, has taken up essential
work with the Bethlehem Steel Com
pany here. With Sam Agnew as his
partner, Ruth will probably pitch
Johnny Wel.sh Is captain of the Busi
ness High elev'en. The Stenographers
are without a single regular from
last season. Many of the lads who
have gotten good positions have failed
Robert Alexander, who played full
back at Western last year. Is being
used at renter -this season. Alexan
der and C'ullen had a merry battle last
year when Western played Centrr.L
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Willie Thomas will be missed at
Eastern. Thomas and Dawson were
about the whole works on offense for
Eastern last year. Coach Hattershy
arrived too late to see Thomas play
football, but says that If he was as
good at football as he w:is at basket
ball and baseball he was a ilrst rater.
"Shorty Price, runner-up In the
District Junior tennis title race. Is
captain elect of the Central tennis
team for next senson. Price is prob
ably Mated for basketball later in the
Johnny Holden is lost to Central.
Coarh Bill Foley says Holden will not
be back. The Central coain main
tains Holden would have made a rec
ord this year In track. John.en. the
tif teen-year old i-prlnter, has returned,
and Koley predicts great things for
OUT HE COMES.
NEW BRITAIN, Conn.. Sept 20.
William L. Kopf. former Cincinnati
shortstop, who has been working In a
shipyard here all summer, has been
ordered to report to Camp Greenleaf,
Ga., for duty with the national army.
HARVARD GETS BUSY.
CAMBRIDGE. Mast., Sept. 20 liar
vard has called for a conference with
Yale and Princeton over the advisa
bility of supposing Intercollegiate
athletics this tenfm.
GETS GOOD COACH
WILLIAMSTOWN, Sept. 20. Ed
ward J. Samp, the old university Wis
consin gridiron star, will coach the
Williams eleven this year, according
to an announcement made today, suc
ceeding Fred Walker, who turned out
an undefeated eleven a year ago.
Samp will have Walker's one best
bet to start with. Benny Boynton, all
America quarterback, who was a big
factor In the Purple's success last
fall, has returned to college and he
has been named Captain, to succeed
Ted Brown, the original choice, who is
with the colors.
Samp plaed three years of varsity
football at Wisconsin, holding forth
at fullback In 1011 nnd 1012. but'shlft
lng to tackle In 1913, when his uni
versity won the Western conference
title. He was chosen all-Western
tackle that year, and Walffr Camp
gave him mention In his ail-American
write-up. Samp coached at Hamilton
in 191 1 and assisted at Wisconsin the
following year. '
ATHLETE IS DEAD
WASHINGTON, Pa.. Sept. 28.
James Creel, twenty-one years old,
for two years a- lineman with the
W. and J. varsity eleven. Is 4,ead
from Spanish Influenza at Great
Lakes, III., where he was a member
of the Naval Reserve. His mother
Creel is the third W. and J. foot
ball player to make the supreme sac
rifice. The others were Capt. Ralph
Taylor, killed in an airplane accident
at MIneola. L. I., and Corporal Ed
ward Whltehlll. killed a few weeks
ago in France.
DUNN WILL COACH
Francla A. Dunn Is the new ath
letic director at Tome Institute. For
four years he was star fullback on
Dickinson College's varsity eleven,
also competing in the broad jump
and shotput on the track team. He
was captain of the 1912 football team.
For the past three years he has
been head coach at Dickinson.
Capt. Thomas Osborne, of Gallaudet,
is rounding up candidates for the
eleven which will be called out soon.
SPANISH "FLU" MAY BE
CAUSE OF QUARANTINES
By LOUIS A- DOUGHER.
Spanish "flu" threatens to add to the troubles facing college foot
ball elevens in causing quarantines to be placed around the players re
porting for daily drills. The Western universities trill confer on this
question today and their action may be followed by those in other
parts of the country. So great is the epidemic everywhere that every
precaution is being taken by those in charge of athletes.
Minnesota. State University's military i
commandant suggests that a two
weeks' quarantine, beginning October 2,
be established around aU Incoming ath
letes. Stndents assigned to colleges by
the. military authorities will report Oc
ing. Two trips will b made, the Osr
net going to York. Pa,, to meet Gettys-
burg. November 2, and to Providence, R.
L. November . ror the nrst game ever
played with Brown.
Penn State, which came ont for th
tober 1. If a quarantine Is then invoked. one.Tear residence rule. U already wob-
the gridiron season will be set back just
two weeks, for most universities 'are
planning to open their campaigns Sat
urday. October 2S.
Quakers Will P'lay.
Pennsylvania has decided, to -bave foot
ball, but it will lack its varsity tinge
and be known as the "8. A. IT. C foot
ball Only those taking military In
and the Quakers hare written to all
prospecUve opponents, asking that they
follow I'enns example.
Bob Folwell. accepting a. nominal sal
ary, will call out Penn candidates to
morrow afternoon ai 4:30. From last
year Penn has Joe Straos. halfback;
Well, end? Rosenau. snb quarterback;
Wharton, sob guard; Wolfe, sub center;
Cook, tackle, and Hobey Light, half
back, all from the varsity, and Dan
McNIchoI, halfback; Supple, tackle;
Formakls. end. and WIthlngton. tackle.
all from the freshmen.
Garnet WUI nay.
Swarthmore has decided- to put an
eleven on the field this season, subject
to restrictions cansed by military train-
bllng. and It is likely that-freshmen win
be allowed to play on. the vanity eleven.
Colonel Reese, military commandant; has
expressed a desire that aU members of
the S. A. T. C be allowed to compete In
all branches of athletics, thus killing tha
Spanish "flo" has brought aU athletics
to a bait at Great Lakes Naval Training
Station, though the eleven will be al-
struction will be eligible for the eleven.flowea to play Iowa Unirersity at Iowa
UP TO FACULTY.
Football at Business will be de
cided by the faculty. The athletic
policy of the' school for the year will
be brought up today, it Is reported.
Georgetown Preps and Georgetown
Freshmen will have football candi
dates out shortly.
MEET FOR TITLE.
Princeton Club, Juniors win play tb
Western A. C racqueters from Mont
rose Park on Saturday.
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iaaa r aw w n r. I n n V 4 KPIbn
SECMCO TO HAVE NO SCARING WHAT
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WAS TRYING SO HARD
Lane Lacy was there.
Goldstein fanned four times.
"We couldn't hit and you've got to
hit to win ball games. That's all
there Is to it," said Tom Crook. "We'll
put the bats away and go after It
Phil Buschrr pitched well enough
to win an ordinary game. His sup
port was good, but Operators got to
him when they needed the runs, and
Lem Owen put the finishing touches
on a perfect day with a single to
Circus at American League Park.
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day for the big series, in which War
Risk plays Operations.
They have booed Tommy Degnan
quite a lot. The fast fat boy has
caught, played first, second, and third
He pickled one off Buseher yesterday
which tallied Purdy with the first
run. Some clout.
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