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"THE AVERAGE MAN HAS AN IDEA THAT THE AVERAGE MAN IS FAR BELOW HiS LEVEL," MUSES THE SAGE OF ROCK CREEK THE TIMES' COMPLETE SPORTING PAGE Naval Operations Team Landed High Honors After Big Season J Leading Juveniles Hooked Up ) In Laurel Race Event Todsy Go Get Him, Consumer Copyrirht U18, by International News Service. By J. E. Murphy Copyright lilt, br International Nsws Stnrlce. A Sure Cure r " ---- JUVENILE CRACKS RIDES SIXTY MILES OPERATIONS1 PLAYERS GET OUT EARLY AND STICK THROUGH TO WIN OF TITLE Naval Operations, District base ball championship -winners of 1918, ended the season with the title safe ly in their grasp and a couple of silver caps and pennants, because ,they got out early and refused to quit. The "dark horse" which won titular honors herfevwas composed of Washington boys who were forthe most part naval reserve men whose t baseball experience was gained on ue sanaiots 01 ine aty. xne uper 'ators started early and finished late, winning thirty-nine games, losing thirteen, and finishing with two ties, ,for a mark of .760. A;number of practice engagements were also won by Operations. No small measure of success Is due to the untiring efforts of Lane Lacy. "manager at the team, who worked himself into a frantic case of the Spanish flu before that disease be came so prevalent. Lacy was up late 4and early with his "temperamental Operators." was able to get out for but half the title series, and then had to return to a sickbed for another cpell after the title was won. Naval Operations had twenty play ers during the season, but carried fourteen throughout the bigger games. The strength of the team lay In its flrst-class pitching staff, and the fact that its players hit through out the year for a team mark of .308. Won First Series. Operations won the first series In the Navy Interbureau League, and was leading In the second series over the Marines when the games were called off. "When the Marine Corps dropped out of competition on account of quarantine regulations at Quan tleo. the Operators waited until noti fied that the Marines would be un able to play off either the Navy In terbureau League finale or the chal lenge sent in by the Operators, who wanted to defend their District Base ball Association title won from the War Risk Insurance nine. .Rated as the "dark horse" team of ine uue series the Operators bounced up against the Navy Tard team for 4 loss and were considered out of fh running. They finally won out over -avy lara, and after dropping the first game of the final series with War Risk Insurance came through wim two victories ana the title. Lost One Battle. In section 2 of tbe District games they played nine games and lost but one. Navy Tard was second with two losses. In defeating the War Rlskers the Operators brought their total up u ten out oi iweive wins. in the post season series Army .ueaicai was oeaten by scores of 14 to 6 and 12 to 2; Rex A. C. was trounced 3 to 2 and 6 to 1; Navy Yard won 7 eo 2 and lost 4 to 1, but was beaten In the playoff by the Operators by a score of 4 to 0, while Clarendon was beaten 6 to 2 and S to S. Operations, counting tne games wim war Risk, scored one more ru-i than twice the total made by opponents. In the final series War Risk took the opener by 3 to 1, but was de feated by 5 to 4 and 8 to 0. The defection of the Marines In the title series was a source of considerable regret to the Operators, who had de feated the Quantlco men twice run nlng and were exiecting to come through in another meeting. Owen Was Strong. In Lem Owen, tbe Operators hd one of the best pitchers In basebail ranks in the city. Owen was the box mainstay, and came through In fine Tettie In the pinches in the title games. His record on the year was a good one, and he succeeded in defeat ing the Quantlco Marines twice run ning. Owen pitched a no-run-no-hlt game on July 11 against the Cappubs. On August 28. against the Rex. A. C the Operators staged a triple play. On September 27. against Clarendon. Von Herbulls went in with the score 4 to 0 against him. blanked his oppo nents, xannea toe nrst tire batters In two Innings, and his batting for I 000 in two trips up, won his game, 8 to 5. The Operators were general favor ites, and well deserved the District title honor. The team expects to re organise next spring, when the sea son rolls around, and can be counted ta far a battle for the 1918 pennant. Naval Operations Records For Season of 1918 Penny Ante LAB1ES' mG- By Jean Knoti Names Position. G. R. A.B. H. Ave. 2b.H. 3bH.H.R- Murphy, first base 33 23 112 30 .321 7 4 0 Hager, catcher 47 40 136 65 .404 9 4 0 Dagnan, third base 30 28 87. 27 .307 2 11 Goldstein, right field 40 27 10S 30 .279 2 0 4 Watt, second base 44 30 141 40 .234 3 11 Owen, pitcher 21 9 61 21 .344 2 2 " 0 Kelly, pitcher 8 3 24 5 .208 2 0 0 Harnsberger, left field 46 22 130 34 .262 2 3 0 Newton, shortstop 33 11 103 24 .233 2 0 1 Matthews, third base 20 9 53 19 -35S 0 10 Morris, center field 25-15 70 22 .314 2 2 1 , Von Herbulls, pitcher...... 12 4 18 7 .3S9 0 0 "0 . Pflel, pitcher 11 6 19 7 2&& 10 0 Purdy.. shortstop IS 13 60 19 .317 2 0 1 Walker, right field 19 13 55 13 .236 12 0 Kane, right field 2 16 0 .000 0 0 0 Blue, center field 3 1 11 3 .272 10 0 O'DonnelL center field 17 16 33 12 .364 13 0 Pioxiet, pitcher 7 5 14 4 .2S6 0 0 0 Gordon, catcher 3 2 8 3 .375 10 0 278 40 23 18 PITCHERS RECORDS. Hits Name. Tie. W. L. Pet. SO. B.B. H.P.B. W.P. All'ed Hager 0 2 0 1.000 14 3 0 0 4 Pflel 0 5 1 .833 29 8 2 1 33 Owen 0 14 7 .667 100 47 9 10 81 Piozzet 0 2 1 .667 5 3 0 1 18 Von Herbulls 15 3" .625 23 16 0 2 31 Kelly 12 3 .400 42 15 2 3 35 J JOKING JM QVER By LOUIS A- D0UGHER Well, he lias six of 'em, count 'em, six, to meet in the ring. First is one Jack Dempsey. Then follow, in order, Battling Levinsky, Jim Coffey, Willie, Meehan, Billy Miske," and Fred Fulton. Jess Willard, the de featist champion, having wired his willingness to "do all possible to as sist the campaign for $170,500 to be turned over to war funds," finds those six names, count 'em, six, staring him in the face. He has agreed to "do all possible" by facing somebody in the ring for six or ten rounds. Willard is sole proprietor of thei world's heavyweight title. He doesn't carry it around in his pocket. He keeps it wrapped in moth balls. In a safety deposit vault In Lawrence. Kan. Inasmuch as it is the only one extant, one can't very well blame him. The heavyweight title has brought Willard since Monday, April 5, 1915 $300,000. It Is still good for some thing like 130,000 more. If he cares to make that much pocket money. Therefore, to one at all acquainted with things fistic, Willard will be unable to see Jack Dempsey, bis most formidable challenger: Fred Fulton whom he dislikes personally: Jim Cof fey, who packs a good punch, though a wild one. Battling Levinsky, who should easily outpoint him In six or ten rounds: Billy Mlske. whose clever ness and hitting ability enabled him to Ight a draw with Fulton, and Wil lie Meehan. ho recently outpoimea Dempsey In four rounds at San Fran cisco If "Sunny Jim" Coffroth is In earn est about having the defeatist cham pion assist In the big campaign lor millions, he'll have to let Willard choose his own opponent, who has yet to be named. ne Can Fight Flrea. "What'Il our fliers do when peace Is declared?" asks Larry Bankart former Dartmouth star footballer and Colgate's greatest of coaches, now In charge of the physical condition of Uncle Sams army aviators at illne- ola. "Once a man has got Into the bablt of taking his dally flights. It's a day of doldrums when be lacks the excitement of flying." Well, he can join the Are depart ment. It's Seme Record. The Racquet Club, of Philadelphia, has some record, one hardly equaled anywhere In the United States. Out of a membership of some 680, 680 are now in the service of their country Five have made the supreme sacrifice for liberty. The club set for Itself tbe task of giving (GOO.000 to the fourth Liberty loan. Did they get it? Yea. bo. It got S2.127.000 that's what It got after putting 303,000 to the first loan. 1323.500 to the second, and $511,150 to the third. So George Wharton Pepper, of the Liberty loan committee, presented the club with an honor flag. And who'll say It wasn't nearned? Just A boot Name. Ton've frequently smiled at some of the names you've seen on Pullman cars. You're sure to have heard the wheeze about naming those cars Well, here are some names In the same class.though a bit different. For Instance. Commissioners Am orttee O'Crahu Is mouth-filling. tflough hardly musical. Purvis's Kentucky Rowdy reminds us unre generates a nit of what used to bo distilled around Louisville. Real Beau Is short and sweet So Is the iiqum iar Jieei ueii. Naponeche sounds like one of the newly launch ed snips air. Mart reminds us of me oareaevu or me movies. O'Don Smathers Is from the psges of an English novel of the Victorian era. These are names worn proudly by shooting dogs competing at Atlan tic City. They've got the Pullman guy stopped dead In his tracks. T" ; -J q bahi these A r-, f I THESE. CREAMS . (SOYS tu,Lt- ! P -ARE PER-PECTLV . IWS15T CtJ u JjPLiPcOUS 7 HAVING THESE ) DELICIOUS. J A V-ADlES' J " DEAfe. M, I f l-im, I V N'HTS. "L WJHO fcEALL-y J I tt -v yM bEAUftp SHOULDNJT Jj- XT X N0UJ? EATCAMDvJy 7 Vip s I'VJE 6AIMED ( THE ltES VCvT fc Bik , MP MHNCHRffl -: A5KKT IINRI F 5CAM IN LAUREL EVENT MEDICOS GRAB IT Army Medical School football play ers are celebrating their first football victory of the season today. The Medicos journeyed to Alexandria and hung a 20 to 0 defeat on the 217th nglEneer team, of Camp Humphreys. The Medicos line. was too strong for the Accotink team. Nager, Noble, and Degnan scored touchdowns for the Medicos while Dunn kicked two gouts. BOSTON, Oct 28. Boston now has Its women football coaches and ref erees and Is proud of them. Of course, it's another result of the war taking so many of the young athletes. but the women are making good. Any week day afternoon from 3 o'clock to 5 you will see a band of youngsters mastering the finer points of the game at the public school play. grouods under the direction of women teachers. When the menteachers who In other years had charge of the athletic sports of the boys were called away to war. tne question of how to Drop erly supervise the schoolboy games became a serious problem. Two women teachers of the Qulncy School came to the rescue and volunteered to take the men's places. A study or sporting guiae books followed, and all the fine points of the rules were soon learned. A number of other women teachers In the schools are learning the rules of the various sports, and the plan bids fair to be a decided success. HONORS FOR GAINSBOROUGH. Lady James Douglas' crack thor oughbred, Gainsborough, won the fa mous English running horse classic, the St Leger, thus accomplishing a triple triumph In fiat racing by win ning the Two Thousand Guineas, the Derby and St Leger In the same season. HERE ARE BIQ WINNER8. The winners of stakes valued at $10,000 In Grand Circuit light harness races this season are: Prince Lores, 2:03a: June Red, 2:0314: Chllcott 2.05U: Ante Guy. 3:01 1, and the pucer. Directum J. 2-03U. Lane Lacy, manager of the champion Naval Operations team. District Association title winners, thanks The Times aa follows i "As manager of the Naval Op erations baseball team I desire to thank The Washington Times for the fine work which It did In en couraging amateur baseball and In keeping ear sailor boys and the opposing teams before the public eye. The work of The Washington Times was of especial Interest In this field, and contributed In a lance measure to the success of the season. Inflnensa has pre vented my writing this letter be fore. Respectfully yours, LANE LACY, Manager Operations Oaseball Team. Today at Laurel park the two lead ing juveniles of the turf will meet for the two-year-old championship, the John R. McLean Memorial Cup and $30,000 in Liberty bends, to be turned over at once, to either the Ca nadian or the American Red. Cross. If Billy Kelly triumphs. Commander Ross, his .owner, will present the 130.000 to the Canadian branch of the Bad Cross. If Eternal thunders across the finish line ia front. J. W. McClel land will give the purse to the Amer ican branch. Billy KeUy rules . alight favorite over his rival for the honor ofwln- nlng the championship, buf neverthe less there will be thousands at Lau rel today backing "the vwonderful Eternal. Both horses worked out Saturday. Eternal covered, six fur longs In 1:15, with Billy Kelly doing it In 1:18. Their trainers pronounce both turf wonders fit and ready !" today's burst of 'speed. It is estimated that Laurel park's capacity will be taxed today when Eternal and Billy Kelly are away. Washington. Baltimore and Philadel phia have been talking of nothing else but this great race ever since It was surgested, a month or so ago. They should go to the post about 3:15 o'clock. I A E CONTEST PARIS. Oct. 1 (by man) To obtaja baseball supplies for the soldiers In his brigade, the "Rev. Father William Mon ster, of Pittsburgh. Pa., chaplain and athletic director of an artillery reel- I ment. rode sixty miles on a motorcycle at night recently. A divisional baseball ehamplopihlp was slated to be settled when Father Munster discovered that the truck con taining the balls. Data; and ether equip ment was on the missing list As the division was going to a sector where it would be too busy for anr baseball games for s while. Father Munster was determined that the. cham pionship should be settled. Without ' saying a word to any of the soldiers he Tumped on the motorcycle and rode lo a Knights of Columbia dab .sixty .miles sway, where be secured, tha.-eqaipmert' far the game. Before the war Father Munster; was atSt Mary's of the Mount Church. Pittsburgh. TEAMS WILL MEET Representatives of a dozen service elevens will meet tomorrow night at Spapldings at 8 o'clock to talk over the prospects of a service league here. Some time sgo a meeting was an nounced. From announcements from the various camps many of the teams are all ready to start their football campaigns when the Spanish "flu" ban Is lifted. A schedule will prob ably be adopted at tonight's meeting. CR088 COUNTRY MEN IDLE. Cornell, whose cross-country leans won seventeen out of twenty Eastern Intercollegiate races, may not have a tram of hill and dale men this fall. STATE COLLEGE. Tsl. Oct 28. Because of his success with mass athletics at Penn State, the War Department today requisitioned the services of Hugo Bezdek. the State College physical education expert He Is wanted to serve with the Aero- craft Commission In Training Camp Activities aa a supervisor Of physi cal education In one of the seven districts Into which the country hai been divided for the purpose of standardizing athletic activities In the S. A. T. C colleges and army camps. When the War Department learn ed the Bezdek some weeks ago launched the mass athletics Idea suc cessfully at Penn State for the first time in American colleges. President Sparks was asked to relieve him temporarily so that he might Insti tute similar systems of recreative sports at camps and other Eastern colleges. For several years Bezdek has been manager of the Pittsburgh Nationals. PROS TRffliMATEURS NEW YORK, Oct 23. Alec Smith and Gil Nlcholls, professionals, proved a trifle too strong for Jerome Travers and Oswald Kirkby, amateurs, in a four-ball match at the St Albans Golf Club yesterday. The margin of victory In favor of the professionals was 3 and 2. and except for a while during the outward Journey the ama teurs were always behind. This ex hibition, for the benefit of the home coming wounded, attracted a fine gallery, probably the largest ever seen at St Albans. The best-ball card follows: Smith and Nlcholls Out 44444545 438 In 43645436 43377 Travers and Kirkby Out 54353545 539 In 44 4474464 U SO PELHAM BAY WINS NEW YORK, Oct .23. Pelhara Bay defeated the New London naval base eleven yesterday, J3 to 0. For the first half neither team had any ad vantage. In the third period Pelhara Bay managed to cross the subma riners goal line through the fine work of Weber, of Colgate; Fitspat riclc of Fordham, and White, the lat ter falling over for i touchdown. Bernstein, former captain of the N. Y. U. team, scored the. second touchdown In the final perie-L BOTH ARE ILL According to reports from Little Rock. Herold Ruel and Ray Schmxnd't, two major leaguers now stationed at Camp Pike, are In the military hos pital there with influenza. Ruel was a member of the New York Yankees. while Schacdt was second baseman "of the Brooklyn Dodgers. HUGHEY DENIES IT. SCRANTON. Pa, Oct 28 Hughey Jennings, waiting orders to go over seas as a K. of C secretary, denied today tbat he would not return to baseball when the war ends. CASEYAMARM "Eddie" Casey, the Harvard 1016 back. Is now a naval ensign, and Is stationed at the League Island navy yard. Occasionally he appears on the gridiron and lines up In a scrub game against the marine eleven, but Is de voting most of his time to perfecting himself In maritime knowledge. Keeping Up Quality! This is one tailoring houss that's I not letting down in quality of fabrics or workmanship. 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