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LOOKJ LOU Ih mm-M Johnson Will Walter Johnson is booked for Whit- IBox ad, from.sfla runer-is about recovered from at his best. 'Walter Johnson IS THE WASH out the slightest disrespect to the c he is in forn. to be depended upon mainder of the squad take wondrou as if Walter wete watching them. west of th gang show it by their iL effect is also seen in the rest of the Walter hit a wng tride ad 1 Waiter be Ilor as and; th I Watter caught cold this spring in that foolish barnstorming tour with the Cincinnati Reds and was of smali use (o his team far weeks. Just the games that shoul have gone to the (Irifs with overwhelming scores were defeats. Had the Griffs copped a majority of their eriter garnes. counting the games they lost foollaily they would today be running one. two, three In this man's leagus. But that spring trip North and Tampa cooked. Waiter and .Ji bhaw. The latter is deserving of less sym pathy because he had refused to re port on time. But Walter, honedt as the day's long, was on the job and ready for the season's woA(, only to run into a cold travelin on t our lots' trains making the tal grass burge in Virginia and the Carolinas. STRAINS A TENDON. After working the cold out of his system, during which time he was only as any ordinary pitcher. Walter had the misfortune to strain a ten-' don in his left groin. He noticed this the morning after placing his name in the Hall of Baseball Fame by shutting out the Red box without hit or run. The Griffs held their own through the last series with the New York Yankees. but with the Cleveland In- i i dians they went ,9 pieces. Had Wal ter been in his usual reliable condi tion, it goes without saying that he Open Saturday Until 10 P. M. ,Ask to See LOT 102 LIKE ABOVE $ .50 FREDERICK'S HAT STORE 825s Seeto SN.W OSTyUt 102PM H2 essit Se are quliy. exeptially Urale . Mn.t new stock bought for th'is sea Hess Low Shoes Broken Sizes Values to $12.. All Regular Lines of Three Redi $10, $10.50 and $11 Hees Low Shoes, Reduced $12, $13 and $13.50 ,Hess Low Shoes, Reduced $15, $16 and $17 Hms Low Shoes, Reduced N. Hess' Sons. Will Face NG 'EM' By S A. DO U Twirl Todqy ow al today's es against the ena, the Washington no-hit, no. his recent inJupy and should show INGTON PITCHING STAFF. with. her members of the corps. Whet for his one - game in four, the ye t heart. They outplay themselves, When Walter is *ong bad. the sconsistent performances And this team, side from the pitchers. Let t entire team hits it with Vin, eam indicates it by the general let. would have won two game of those six anyway. As .it was, he lost the one game he started. The Griffa have met with poor luck this season. In the arst place their pitching tell far below eapeoctations. This. was due partly to accident seen in the cases of Johnson and Shaw-and partly to the failure of Harry- Courtney to start in where he left off in 1919. On their first Western trip they were without the services of Joe Judge until they hit Detroit. Thip hurt them, too, for Joe was injured in New York when batting around .360. Hq has yet to recover that wonderful batting eye, he was displaying at that time. HARRIS IS SICK. Then came the illness to Stanley Harris, who is perhaps the best new plqyer in this league this year. When he got dat of the game the smooth working infield became a thing of the past. Nevertheless the team kept its lead ip, though this seemed impossible some days. Here and there some par. ticular player seemed sitting back on his haunches, but ae a team the gang stayed in the game. doing its best. Weak pitching hurt against the In ians. It saved Speaker's leaders five Df their six games here. The campaign is half over now. The Griffs are almost sure to finish In the irst division, but unless a miracle happens, they are out of the pennant hunt. Their battle now is to finish an high as possible in order to get as large a cut of the world's series melon as possible. Mathematically it is possible for them to win the pennant. They are not too far behind for that. But the Indians ahd Yankees, not to mention }he White Box, must run inte long losing streaks to permit the Griffs to tise into first place. And this is not expected. FANS ARE PEEVED. President Griffith guessed wrong yesterday. He called the game off long before he could learn definitely whether or not rain would interfere with the performance. It was one of those guesses that went wrong. Around game time the cars carried hundreds of fans out to the ball park. There they found the gates closed. with signs for a double-header today, but that didn't help them any. In many aeases men had made special ar rangements to see Johnson face the White Sox. Those fans sure did howl to the heavens. The policy of te Washington club all season to dqte has been to play. if possible. The fans have been trained to go to the ball yard, unless rain was falling. For a full hour before yes terday's contest no rain fell and the fans, bumping into something new, were peeved. 'and rightly peeved, too. Prexy Griffith eiridently made a serious" error yesterday. , OLD FOX EXPLAINS. President Griffith today explained the postponembat of yesterday's game as follows: "The showers during the night be fore had slowed up the diajnond a lot. I was out there all morning, working to get the place in shape. During the morning a slight shower came up and didn't help. Then when the hard shower came around noon, it seemed hopeless. At 2 o'clock. with little prospect of clearing, I called it off". "Guessing the weather is no one man's job. -I've been tn. this pusinss for years, and have failee' abouj, as often as anybody else to dope out what the skies will do. Had I knewn that at 3:30 the nun would have been shining for an hour or so. I woul8 e Sale of h Grade hoes hoes, exclusive in style, and is sale you will find choice son's business. $5.85 Hess Low Shoes in iction Lots - $7.85 - $9.85 - $11.85 931 Pa. Ave White,S OVER OHER G H ER Probable LIneup For Today WHITE SOX. GRIFFMEN. Liebold. rf. Judge, 1b. Z. Colias, 2b. Milan, if, Weaver. 2b. Rice, cf. Jaoaoin. i.. * rlaicb, Cf. , 2b. J. CollIns, 1b. a S. Risberg, s&. Shamma Sebak, C. Gharrity, . Lynn, c. Pe.ntch . Lees, C. Terrs, e. Cicotte, p. Johnson, p. .Willianas, p. Shaw, p. faber, p. Zachary, p. Kerr, p. Elickson, p. Wilkenson, p. Snyder. p. Payne..P. Sebacht, p. Heath, p. Cortney, p. First gam, at 2 o'clock. have let it go. The diamond would not have been fast but we might have played. COVER is COMING. "The cover I ordered from the man ufacturer some weeks ago is about on its way. It'll be ready by the time we come back from our next Western trip. Then, even if rain is falling at game time, if it stops then, the fans may know that the game will be played. The groundkeeper and his gang will merely have to take off the cover, and leave a bone-dry dia mond. "It is incorrect for anybody to say that financial considerations had any thing to do with yesterday's postpone ment. An a matter of fact, a double header never attracts twice as many fans an would go to two single games. But I don't give any too much think ing to the money end of baseball. especially when it comes to playing a game or not playing. "I made a bum guess on the weath er. But that's the extent of my crime. I am trying to treat my public fair ly and squarely. and I think most of them know it. Please explain vny situation so that I may be understood. That's all I want.'is tobe Understood. TIGERS ARE COKING. Tomorrow the Detroit Tigers are here for six games in four days. un less President Griffith wants to hold them another day. The schedule leaves an open date on July 21 and a single game may be booked for that date. The chanoes are that Ty Cobb orill not play against the Griffs. About a month or so ago he bumped into Ira Flagstead in Chicago while both were chasing a fly ball and tore the ligaments in his left knee. He came back into the game whije the Tigers were In New York. but he hurt his bad knee in Boston on Wednesday and Is still suffering from the injury. However, the Tigers always draw well here and will probably main tain their record during the" series opening here tomorrow. The Griffs are figuring on winning a majority of the six contests. If they do, they will be much better of! than they are today. Following the Tigers come the St. Louis Brownies for three days and then the Philadelphia Athletics for Sunday, July 25. That clahh with the tail-enders completes the second long home stay of the Griffs. They leave that night for Detroit, Phila delphia, knd then their second swing around the Western wheel. CONNIE MACK BUYS TWO BUSH LEAGUE PLAYERS PHILADELPHIA. July 16.-These are marketing days for Connie Mack. The lean leader of the Athletics has purchased Outfielder Frank Walker, of the Rocky Mount Club, of the Vir ginia Leagub, for $7.000. He is the star fielder in the league and has hit better than .400 for the first half of the pennant season. It was a record price for a Virginia League player. Mack has also purchased Outfielder Johnson, of the Worcester club, of the Eastern League. Don't Tal -of a zealoi roads-EQU 1 AUTO L -that meet ri Maryland law fg' Enamels well as finishi Priced extra Hugh 1334 Paints WHOLI >x--Babe MREQWSM FOR MIGHTY SLAMS Washlgten Only Plas Whe Yankee Slugger Has to Polo P11 1,Mr WaIl. BI Babe Ruth has now tied his m n1gcent record of 1939 and toder may eet a new home run record. He dropped his tweaty-sint,h eircult drive over the grandstand at the Polo grounds in New York yesterday. winning the game for the Yankes, Il to 10 in eleven innings. It was his arst home run under the new rule permitting such a wallop to ovuit when coming in the last inning. Under the old rule Ruth's mighty hit would have counted only two bases, as Ward was on second and Pipp on Arat at the time. Washington remains the one city in the league where Ruth has not yet poled a homer. lie has visited the Capital twice but proved a bloom er both times when it came to slam ming homers, though he did get plenty of single@ and a couple of dobules. Nineteen of his twenty-nine homers this year have come at the Polo grounds which is made for him. He has two at Philadelphia. two at Chi cago. three at Boston and one each at- St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. Following is Ruth's 3920 record: May 1-Pennock. Boston. at Now York. S2-Je 'e. Boston. at New York. May Il-Wilknson Chicago. at Now York. May 11-Kerr. Chteago. at New York. May 13-Williams, Chicage. at New York. May 3--Wellman, St. Louis. at New York. May 1-Ieoard. Detroit. at New York. Way 26-Dauss. Detroit. at Now York. May 2--arper. Boston. at Boston. May 37-Kar. Boston, at Boston. ay 25-14ush. Boston. at Boston. may 31-J ohvron Washington. at N. Y. June 3-Zachary, Washington, at N. Y. June 3--Carison. Washingfon. at N. T. June 2--nyder. Washington. at N. Y. June 10-Okrie. Detroit. at Detroit. June 13-Myers. Cleveland. at Cleveland. June 16-Pabor. Chicago. at Chica o. June -william, Chcago, at Ciago. June 3-DShocker. St. Louis. at t. Louis. June 16-Pennock. Boston, at New York. June t-Ptnnock. Boston. at New York. June -ilgbe Philadelphia. at Phil . June i-Perry. Philadelphia. cra Phis. July I-Oldham. Detroit, at New York. July lO-Dauss. Detroit. at New York. July 1l-3 m uke, Detroit. at New York. July 14-Davis. St. [jouls. at New York. Julyl-BIurwel, St. Louls at Ne Ynrk. The betting now Is that the Yankee slugger will total at least fifty homers by the time the curtain falls. JONE PLAYS EVAN IN WOWEN ~L TOURNEY UKMPJUS.1'enn.. July 16.-Bobby tones and "ChIck" Evans tee of to dayn h tne em4nal round of the Wesern golf championship tourna rentoin progm here. In the upper bracket theedebrties will fur nish 'a battle no loes interesting than that between Clarence Wolff. the St. Louis "dark horsa." and Harry Wenz. ler, the home golfer. Today'ns meeting will be first be tween Jones and vans. The Atlan tan has gone through the Southern and this tournament with record breaking performances. Iin soro of 69 and o bettered the beast records ever made over the courie and set new figures for any kind of play. Evans has been moving slowly but always within himself. He is ex pected to give Jones the battle of his life today. Wenzer ts expected to find a sterling player In Wolff who has been closely watched as the out alder likelli to, win. Today's play will be over thirty six holes an will tomorrow's final round which will be the true test of the golfing experts. WILL PLAY TOMORROW. Suburban Tennis- league players get action tomorrow on the courts in a three cornerd race for the title. Argyle and ]W~aquot will meet; Capital and Montrone are down for an engag ment; Holmead plays Bureau of Stan. (ards while Fairmont meets Euclid. / - ARE EIGHT BEHIND. The Griftmen are eight games be hind the Chibago White Sox today before playing the double-header. A double victory will reduce this to six, a double -loss increase-it to ten. WINSTON HAVE GAMES. The WinstEn A. C. team has ar ranged to play the .Dresdnaughts on Sunday, July 35. The - Winston club men are looking forward witha con siderable interest to the engagement. NAVY WINS AGAlI?. Navy won all five matches from Commerce in the Departmental Tennis league yesterday. te Chanceds us County officer cutting yin on neighboring state P YOUR CAR Now with ENSES equiremnts of t~ s. Per pair..... ieI and Paints for Autos, -as es for all other purposes. low. . Reilly QZo. New York Ave. ,Oils, Stains, Glass SAL E AND RTAIL Ruth Is! tCaddyTa for VardoM NEW YORK. July 16. America's oldest and casasiet naddy, and regarded by bus dreds of gqJfors whom he has served as the beet, will te around the bag of Harry Var dos during part of his tour of the United States. Joe Horgan has been engaged to caddy for Vardon during the SUt half of hin series of sbibition matches, which will incuhde the visits to metropolitan. New Jer sey. Connecticut and Masachu sette courses. Joe doesn't care about travelil through the West with Vardon $fter the August championship tourneys. Horgan is 42 years old and has been a caddy continuously for 27 years. Vardon's bag will p rovide Horan with a. heavy oad. The Englishmas carries 11 sticks. as follows: Two drivers, brassie, elesk, driving' iron. midiron. three mashles., niblick and a wooden putter. A o WOULD FLAY OWINSENSATURDAYS Have Booked Peolesville Nine for Tomorrow and Dreadnaughts Sunday. Clarendon A. C. players want to meet the Owings. Md. men and say they are not only anxious to meet the Marylanders, but will give them something to talk about if twy will get down to business with some sort of reasonable guarantee. Whille the Clarendons are waiting to hear from the Owings men they have scheduled the Poolesville. Md. club tomorrow. Sunday the rejuven ated Gibraltars are booked to play the Clarendons on their field at Clar endon. The Clarendons will meet at Thirty-second and M streets tomor row at I p. m. Assistant Manager von Herbulls expects to use Davidson or Snyder, first base; Newton, second; Gerardi. short; McMahon or Stewart, third; Hornoberger. Bolen, Tillett and Hilleary in the outfield; Druckemul ler or Miller, catchers and Hudson or Goodrick, pitchers. GIBRAL C HOKS TWO TEAMS FOR SUNDAY Gibraltar A. C. players have hooked two teams for games on Sunday. The Camp Hurfiphreys team will be met in the morning on diamond number three on the White Lot at 10 o'clock. The afternoon game will be played at Laurel, Md., with the Laurel team. Manager Ballenger, who can be reached at the Astoria Apartmentp. Third and ( streets northwest. wants to hear from Manager McDonald. of the Dreadnaughts. These two teams played such a close contest recently that the (Jibs want another crack at the Alexandria men. PIRATES FLY F AG. The Pirate Juniors wait games with twelve to fourteen year old teams. Owen Raynor 013 F street southwest is the manager. STANDIGS AMERICAN LEAGUE. W. L.Pet.W. L Pet. C W. i'4 36.7 St. Louis.. 39 41 .407 Cleveland. 114Lui. New York 64 29.661 Boston... S7 39.497 Chiago.. 430.41 ltroit ... 242.316 Wash'gton 3836. 6141 Phita'phia 31 62 .263 YESTERDAY'S GAMES, Chicago at Washington wet gounda Debtit at Boston (rain). New York. 13; St. Louis. 10. Cleveland. E: Philadelphia. 1. (6 lnniags, rain.) TODAY'S GAMES. Chicago at Washington (2 games). Cleveland at Philadelphia. St. Louis at New York. Detroit at Boston. NATIONAL LEAGUE W. L. Pet. I W. L. Pet. Brooklyn. 49 23.6 Chicago.. 40 43 .482 Cincinnati 44 33 .679 New York 37 41 .474 Pittsburgh 29 3 .5620 Boston... 21 39.443 St. LouIs. 40 (1 .494 Phila'phia 31 46 .403 TBSTERDAY'8 GAMES. PhIladelphia. 7; CIncinnati, 1. Brooklyn. 4: Chicago, 3. Pittsburgh, 1; Boston, I. New York-St. Louis (not scheduled). TODAY'S GAMES, Philadelphia at St. Louis. Brooklyn at Cincinnati. Boston at Chicago. New York at Pittsburgh. v&A bout to P ORSYGRImTH OUT OF ALL RACES Georgetown Star, Expecting to ' Get Trial in Bostop, is in Hospital Now. Dorsey Griffith. Georgetowa's creek quar$tr-mller. who qualified a week ago in New York for the Olympic trials in Boston today, isoeut of com petition confined to his bed in the hospital in New York city. Griffith Is suffering from galistones and has been forbidden to compete for some time. The Georgetown star ran a well judgsd race last week, getting third place In the Olympic 400-meter race. O'Brien and Driscoll defeated him In Brooklyn. ineo that time the Georgetown man has been ailing, and was ordered to bed the early part of the week and forbidden to get any action in toack. Griffith will be forced to give up track wrork for some time to come. He was unable to run for the New York A. C. on account of residence rules, but was expecting to qualify rem' the Middle Atlantic division with. the athletes rep'resenting that section. ' The fa ure of Griffith to take hir trials il mean that he will be forced to feregq the trip to the Olympics. There -are few better quarter-milerm in the country than the fleorgetown man. When right, as he was in Philadelphia this spring, he is capable of turning the double furlofg .in forty-nine seconds. He was credited by many watches with 48 4-5 in the Pend relay games. Griffith is expecting to lay off track for six months. and will probably run this winter Indoors. Uls best effortb have been made in indoor work and his repeated victories in South At lantic ghampionships hereabouts have stampd him as the peer of short ds tancers in this section. The Georgetown man graduatedi this June. He expects to affiliate with the New York A. C. for work next winter. and is contemplating running in the big meets in Gotham next winter. Fast competition In ex pected to pull him out considerably. as it I# thought that his best per formances are still ahead of him. HG AND BETTS WI HANDLE BIG CLASH Jimmy Hughes and Billy Betts. well-known umpires of this city, have been agreed upon by Manager Mc. Donald, of the Alexandria Dread naughts. and Manager Carroll Daly, of the Knickerbocker. for the big baseball game Sunday afternoon in Alexandria. The Knickerbockers, with a straight string record of twenty-four, meet the Alexandria Dreadnaughts, whose record is claimed to be twenty-one straight. . The teams have been knocking off rivals with regularity all summer. Unusually strong ibevery department. the teams are expecting to drai one of the biggest crowdd of the year on the high, school field in Alexandria Sunday afternoon. On August 18 the Dreadnanghts come to Washington for a return game. 4he umpires were agreed upon some time ago by the rival managers, and, according to reports, will be on hand for the titanic struggle. LINWORTHS MEET TODAY. Linworth A. C. players meet today on diamond No. 3 on the White Lot to reorganize the club. A. F. Strack. Vresident of the club. has called a meeting at Epiphany Chapel for Mon day evening. REX JUNIORS MEET. Rex Athletic Club Juniors will meet at 7 o'clock tonight at Union rark. Fifteenth and H streets north east. All members are requested to report. TERMINAL WANTS GAME. Terminal A. C. players want a game for Sunday. E. W. Hense, Main 531 is the manager. LOANS HORNIEB DIAMONDS, WATKHES, JEWELRY Seah ndof HiigyBridge ILL S P glAN CQ L.5V . . 4ake Nev Here It 1s The a who would rather fight &aeat -is usually forced to eat his own words sooner or later. YAMI DNU BDDI= FORO0 KI A SLUGGER Six Major Leeau Clus New ek Big Reag Osdiwtas Firt Sacker. % READING, Pa., July 16.-Manager Miller Huggins. of the New York Apiericans, is the latest major league pilot to amke the Reading Intern. tionais an offer for Frank C. Brower. the "Marines'" hard-hitting first baseman. The head of the Yankees mq4e a very tempting offer to the to pal management this morning for the 11Rbe Ruth" of the Fults circuit, a Drower -is known, and is the sixth of the major league clubs to bid for the release of Brower, who is batting ,419 in 74 games. The Athletics. the St. Louis 1'Ca'ds," the Chicago "Cubs," Wash ington and Cleveland besides the Yau@kees, have made very tempting offers to the Reading Baseball and Athletic Association for the big fel low who is the idol of local fandom. FREDDY IcLEOD LOSES IN SECOND ROUND PLAY Columbia Country Club Pro Starts Well But Falls Off in Afternoon. PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. July 16. Freddy McLeod, Columbia Country Club pro, started like & whirlwind yesterday in the Southeastern district qualifying matches for prom here. McLeod shot seventy-five in the first rounds, but went badly with an eighty-three in the second round. J. Douglas Edgar, of the Druid Hills Club, of Atlanta, who created a world's record in Canada last year, won first honors, with 117. Harry Hampton, of Richmond, was secono with 150, while Charles, Hoffner. of the Philmont Club, gainedthird hon ors with 151. Rain made the course heavy all day. Edgar's 147 is considered excep tionally good. 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