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Mayor Sentences "Eggie" Fetrow to
Daily Home Run For Yesterday's Crime
W. L. Fct
Read Ins - 8 2 .800
Galahad V 5 ' BB S
Rosewood ......... 6 7 .417
St. Mary's ••- 2 8 .200
"What's the charge against the
prisoner?" asked His Honor Mayor
Keister, seated on the commodious
grandstand at the Allison Hiu base
ball grounds last evening at the close
bf the contest.
"This player, 'Eggie' Fetrow, is
charged with robbery," replied City
Detective Carson, who brought the
player before a court, not unlike the
Roman amphitheater of old. Internal
Revenue Inspector Heefner was
called as a witness and testified that
in the fifth inning. Center Fielder
Fetrow of the Galahad team, had
robbed "Bill" Fortna of at least a
three-bagger in the presence of 2,100
people. Special Officer Shickley, as
well as two regular policemen, who
handled the crowd well, also gave
evidence of the brilliant bit of field
ing done by the Galahad centerfield
er. E. A. Heffelfinger, president of
the East End bank and President W.
M. Hoerner, of the Allison Hill Trust
Company, tesitfied that the same
Fetrow had -earlier in the evening
pleased the fans by driving out a
home run
This gave his Honor a new idea,
and tho Mayor sentenced Fetrow to
duplicate his home run feat every
night that he appears in a Galahad
uniform. Men and women too, from
all walks of life, are called from thpir
vocations nightly, where they forget
the worries of the day seeing good,
wholesome baseball at Seventeen
and Chestnut streets. Bank presi
dents. doctors. lawyers, bakers,
teachers, men from all walks of life
can be seen on the grandstand. Then
there's the meat trust. Among the
most interested and most loyal sup
porters of the league are Messrs.
Charles, Kerr and Zeiders. who pos
sibly are in a better position than
anyone else cn the grounds to tell
when one of the players "makes a
ham." It is they who control the meat
situation on the Hill, but still find
time between cuts, to take in a hot
ball game.
Without changing your seat on the
grandstand, one hfts an unobstructed
view of what's "doing" out at Pax
tang Park. The balloon' ascension
and fireworks, add to the attractions.
The Belmont stars were there, perch
ed aloft on a box "tir. rooting hard
for their favorite tosser Pitcher
Black. They were there with tne
Teams W. L. ret
Marysville 3 1 .750
Duncannon 1 2 .333
Newport 1 2 .333
Millersburg 2 2 .500
To-day"* Schedule
Marysville at Newport.
Millersburg at Duncannon.
With all four teams closely grouped
two hot games, a!^,-pomised in.the
IJ*uphin-Perry League, while MaH's
ville is meeting Newport at New
port, and Millershurg and Duncan
non are battling at Duncannon. With
highly favorable weather conditions
prevailing, scores of fans traveled
with the visiting teams and prepara
tions were made for large attend
Manager Stees, of Marysville, plan
ned to use Biever and Killinger as
his battery, while indications were
that Gilday and Kerns would per
form like duties for Millersburg.
The forecast at Duncannon was Ram
sey and Waltz for Duncannon, and
Salada and Frye, for Millersburg.
Duncannon has added the name
of "Snowball" Winters, West End
hurler who recently returned from
France, to its roster. The name of
"Bobby" Clark has been withdrawn.
Duncannon now has five hurlers on
iis'list: Ramsey, Garverich, E. Waltz,
Winters and Rosborou ;h.
Games Today
That will be some encounter at
5 o'clock at Fourth and Seneca
streets, when the West End bumps
into the Harrisburg Monarchs, a real
team of strategists, who keep the
colored race on the map in baseball
here with the same success that the
old Cuban Giants used to identify
haseball throughout the whole coun
try. There will be sorfie jazz time.
Manager Murray Washburn, of the
Hick-a-Thrifts, requests that all his
players report not later than 2.30
o'clock at the H. A. C. grounds on
the Island where the Elliott-Fisher
Club is to be the foe, the game start
ing at 3.15.
The Rutherford T. M. C. A. nine
will meet the Carlisle A. C. on the
Carlisle diamond this afternoon. All
of the Rutherford players are re-
f s
to your dealer and pass him 7c,
and then he will give you your
money's worth of real smoke
John C. Herman & Co,
Harrisburg, Pa.
, To-day Try One
1 M
i Two home runs, two two-baggers,
and three fast double plays featured
the 7 to 3 victory of the _Galahads
over the Rosewood, bringing the
"Knights" a step nearer to first place.
At present Galahad, in the opinion
of many of the critics, has the best
team that ever represented the club.
They play a consistent contest.
Galahad won the game in the sec
ond inning when Lutz wqs given a
base on balls. Lutz also walked.
Reilly's single sent in Lutz for the
first score. An infield hit and error
and a two bagger brought the total
to four runs. "Black and Fetrow
scored in the fifth when the latter
sent a ball out into deep right field.
"Snaps" Emanuel drove out a slash
ing hit that went to Black's garage
for a circuit of the bases.
The Rosewood aggregation pulled
two fast double plays, while Galahad
was credited with one. Every one was
taking a creak at the ball so that
there were few strikouts. Lots of
action with Galahad always in the
lead "kept the crowd keyed up dur
ing the hour and a quarter of play.
The score.
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Cobaugh, If .... 4 0 1 1 1 j>
Starry, 4 0 0 1 1 0
Klerner, 3b ... 2 0 0 0 0 0
Lutz. c 2 1 0 4 2 1
Fetrow, cf . ... 4 1 2 1 0 0
Reilly, p. c,"3b ..312110
Clark. 2b 3 1 2 4 4 0
Stouffer. lb ... . 3 1 - •> ®
Toland, rf .... 1 0 ® ® ® °
Black, p 2 _f —-
Totals 2S 7 10 21 11 1
AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Keidell, 2b 4 0 0 0 3 1
Fortna, cf 4 0 1 1 0
Geary, 3b 3 0 11 1 ®
Bender, lb 3 0 0 10
Mountain, If ... 2 1 1 C
Hoerner, rf.... 3 1 1 1 1
Emanuel, ss ... 3 1 2 - 0
Kutz, 3 0 0 4 0 0
Challenger, p.. 3 0 - - •>
Thompson, If ... 1 _2
Totals 29 3 9 21 10 2
Galahad 0 4 0 0 - 0 1 ~~ 7
Rosewood 0-01
Two-base hits, Fortna, Thompson,
home runs, Emanuel. Fetrow; sac
rifice hits, Lutz; double plays, Hoer
ner to Bender; Challenger to Kutz
to Bender; Cobaugh to Clark*, struck
out, Challenger, 2; Black, 5; base on
balls. Challenger, 3; stolen bases.
Lutz, Mountain, StoufTer, Reidell,
Reilly, Hoernor; passed balls. Kutz;
time, 1.15; umpire "Dick" Nebinger.
Marysville has added the name of
Frank Hart, hurler. Hart was large
ly instrumental in winning the 1315
pennant for Marysville. He hurled
later for Duncannon, but showed lit
tle form. He burned up the Blue
Ridge League and had a tryout with
the Philadelphia Athletics, after
which he was farmed out. Hart re
cently returned from France where
he "fifty' h with tlrfu Keystone Divis-
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Paul Anspach, infield of the Marys
ville 1915 champs. Is at his home at
Marysville on a furlough from Army
service. He was scheduled to play
during the afternoon against New
port. Anspach has playing first
base and acting as aptaln of the
team of the Thirteenth Cavalry.
Dewey Eisenberger, Marysville
hurler, is getting "in Dutch" with
Marysville fans. He has disregarded
rules and on one occasion pitched
the evening before he was scheduled
to hurl at Marysville and two eve
nings before on a previous occasion.
Both* times he was hit hard, losing
one game and being pulled from the
other. Last evening he again dis
regarded requests of Manager Stees
and. 'hurled for the Commonwealth
Travelers in the West fend Twilight
quested to report at the P. R. R.
station this morning in order to
catch the 11.59 train to Carlisle.
Camp Curtin Fire Company
and Gernert Athletic Club
Want Baseball Games
Camp Curtin Fire Company has
organized a baseball team for the
season. F. W. Goodyear, manager.
Is anxious to arrange a schedule of
twilight and Saturday games for the
year, all games to be played away
from-home. He may be reached by
addressing him at 2549 North Sixth
street or by calling him at 4889-W on
the Bell telephone.
The Garnet A. C. would like to
arrange ganjes for Thursday after
noon. The manager is Theo. S. Erb,
1327 Vernon street, Dial phone 3963.
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Tom Marshall Explains When
You Are Only "half Alive"
Has the hunting microbe stung
you? Answering in the negattve,
let me admonish you to get h>\sy
with self Inoculation, immediately.
Every day you procrastinate, scores
one against the candidate for long
evity. Anti-life in the great out
doors is a waste of time, never to
be regained. You are ignorant of
w'hat constitutes real living, until
you answer the "Call of the wild."
You then become one of the "chos
On a recent hunting trip to the |
Illinois River, my companions were |
an aggregation who specialize on a j
life in the open. Judge George A. i
Carpenter and Dr. Tom Lewis, of |
Chicago, Daniel W. Voorhees (senior ,
and Junior) of Peoria, 111., a quar- j
tet of as congenial sportsmen as j
ever tickled a trigger or played a j
paddle. Comfortably ensconced j
aboard the "Marguerete," a power i
boat rated at 35 miles per hour, we
headed down the Illinois River from :
Peoria to Duck Island Club, 38 miles j
below. Duck Island is one of the
very best shooting clubs in the
United States, controlling an exten
sive domain, with a limited roster
of members. A film will never be
staged in the movie world, showing
the home grown, diversified, scenic
views of interest, passed on our down
trip. Palatial house boats, exclu
sively utilized for pleasure and
equipped with all the modern con
veniences of a home are moored bj
the side of less pretentious cabin
boats. The permanent homes of
water nomads. Cabin are
moored to the bank. others fire
perched upon stilted foundations,
carefully measured that they may be
above high water mark. Accessible
only by the ladder route. The hai P.
go lucky, "floating' populat.on of
our country.
Near the head of Dead Man s Is
land (appropriately f te d
passed the wreck of the ill fa _
steamer "Columbia* ' 'wJhlclf
the night of July hJP 18.V"0#
ing 88 excursionists. The old whe ,
dilapidated pilot house and aw
mantled hull are silent entinels
marking the location of a grewsome
finalle. Pekin with her dormant A *
tillery interests, thrown i " t ° h
i sa.s™
thought. Both Illinois and M Mis
sippi Rivers are our mid con -
freight arteries surveyed, and tah_
utilized by the populace
It is logical to perpetuate the water
ways to th® Gulf.
Duck Island Club House is now
?h| n bow r of ourboat! S which 0 is break
t glad hand of welcome A rousing
fire in the old-fashioned Are place,
Ihlws all icicles from around the
heart> t h n tL° world A'hundred
on the hore of a
sanctuary lake, one mile wide ami
thr . ee absolutely
Ga U meßeslrve whereto Noting is
eveT permltted. all game and fur
and State are strictly observed in or
OU Du°cks e were reported in abund
ance upon our arrival, we had seen
no birds on the river while en r °u ta -
Properly outfitted, with Two Dan
iels for my hunting companions, we
meandered to a smart w ? ed flat,
Where birds were reported to be
feeding by Carcta^^ rpc J t w s w "s
diagnosed the case correctly as was
evidenced by the vast number of
durks chased out on our arrival.
Not a shot was fired during the time
of their exit. It was a case of get
ting decovs out and blinds construct
ed prior to their return, in couples
and quartets. Another important
member of our party was Klng' a
Chesapeake Retriever, who is blessed
with an abundance of dog sense and
is ever attempting to acquire a
knowledge of the human language,
as spoken by his master, "Lncle
Dan" Taking a position a short
'distance back in the buck brush.
!on a semi-submerged log. the dog
at once became the personification
of industry, retrieving all birds
"knocked down," cording them on
his log as you would stove wood.
Gathering the wounded first, he fre
quently came to our blind with two
birds, caught by the neck, to be de
livered to his master only. Our lim
it on mallards was soon scored by
pulling down singles and doubles.
Membership in a Duck Club, where
game is protected from the general
fusillade. Is a necessity If one really
anticipates a mess of wild ducks.
Is there any locality In Canada
where I could go Buffalo hunting?
Is there many buffalo in Canada?
Detroit, Mich. Fred Fletcher.
There is no open season on buffalo
in Canada. The huffalo now roam
ing in the Dominion are the in
crease result of a purchase made
by the Canadian Government from
the United States Government in
1907. A herd of 750 was then pur
chased and transferred to Buffalo
Park at Wginwrlght, Alberta. This
herd has now increased to 3,000
head. Five hundred were recently
taken to the Paac-e River region, .
southwest of Great Slave Lake, j
where they are running wild, under <
Government protection. It is evi
dent, under protection, the buffalo
family increase very rapidly. It is
to be regretted that the Canadian
Government is now encouraging the
crossing of bison with domestic cat
tle. Sentiment favors the old timed
bison, financial prospects, favor the
Da you think it right that a man
should take out a hunting license to
hunt in his own county where he j
was raised? Every year less privi- j
' leges are allowed us. Every place -
j I go there is now a sign "No Hunfc-1
I ing Here." Has a' man who is not |
la land owner no right any more? |
! Minneapolis, Minn. H. Larson, j
j Answer:
Yes, it is right that you should i
I take out a license, regardless of con-|
j ditions you outline. Money realized
] from the sale of hunting license, is
| utilized by the State Game and Fish j
i Department, to protect and propo
xate fish and game. This is to your
advantage as it increases the amount
of fish and game. Cheerfully pay
the nominal amount required for li
cense. Carefully observe the "bag
limit." Get permission to shoot
from the land owner. Happiness
:In Game Full of Errors and
| Boneheads Team Falls
to Commonwealth
I W". L. Pet
jT4 est End g 4 ,gg6
| Motive Power ... 7 5 .533
j Commonwealth .... 5 7 .417
E. and F 4 g 333
Not until the Engineers and Fire
men in the West End Twilight
League had been walloped last eve
j ning. 13-2, by Commonwealth did the
j players realize it was Friday, 13;
; then First Baseman Klugh knew why
I he had nearly sacrificed his life by
cutting into the wire fence aftei a
foul hoist.
Six errors were only some of the
misplays credited to the Engineers,
and Firemen who played the
game like a bunch of eripples on a
holiday, while Commonwealth' slug
gers continued to pole drives with
the ease and precision of a man put
ting coal in your cellar.
Commonwealth went at the task
seriously in the third, when Eisen
berger walked and scored a minute
later on Klugh's three-base hit.
Klugh came trotting home when J.
Smith singled.
In the fifth G. Killinger singled,
but was caught stealing. W. Smith
hit to center for a base and scored
on Field's triple. E. Waltz hit the
ball in front of home plate but Mod
den dropped Bennett's throw and the
runner was safe. On this play Fields
came home. Kohlman was then
walked and on Eisenberger's triple.
E. Waltz and Kohlman scored.
Eberly in the sixth handed out
passes to J. Smith and G. Killinger,
W. Smith hit to second and Killing
er was retired. Singles by Fields
and E. Waltz, coupled with a wild
pitch by Eberly, permitted W. Smith
to cross the plate, both of whom
scored on Kohlman's triple.
The Travelers continued their
marching in the seventh, when Gor
don Ford, who succeeded Eberly in
the box, issued a free piss to Klugh.
E. Killinger and J Smith fanned and
and they were followed by G. Kil
linger, who hit to short Boss fum
bled the ball and the runner was
safe. W. Smith followed with a hit
to the same part of the field, whtch
Boss again fumbled and Klugh
scored. Fields then came through
with another W4ple. scoring G. Kil
! linger and W. Smith.
The railroaders' two runs were
scored In their half of the fifth after
N. Ford had fanned. Hoover singled
and stole second, and was brought
UiocDla}eTlav6rl f J
"Kid" Williams, Ex-Bantam Champ,
in Mahoney s Comer Monday Night
A letter from Max Waxman, man
ager of Young Mahoney, to Joe Bar
rett yesterday assured the Steelton
promoter that the Baltimore light
weight will be in the steel town to
morrow morning to finish training
for his ten-round bout with Sammy
Schiff, before Barrett's club, Mon
day night at the Quartet Hall, cor
ner Front and Washington streets.
This, alone, has put Barrett in
high spirits, arrd the assured fact
tha.tc Kid Williams, the ex-bantam
champion- of the world, and acknowl
edged to be the greatest man of his
weight of all times, will be on hand
ito look after his fellow townsman
during his fight with Schiff. Dur
■ ing the war Williams volunteered
! his services to Uncle Sam, and had
[ charge of the soldiers at Camp Ogle
j thorpe, for which he refused to ac
i cept but a single dollar for his ser
j vices. The balance he donated to
! the Red Cross.
The decision given against the
Baltimore tiger in his twenty-round
, fight with the present champion, Pete
! Herman, in Herman's home town,
| Xew Orleans, is still spoken of
| throughout the land as a rank in
justice to the little ln
! fact, the writers of the New Or
leans papers present at the ringside
on that memorable night, claimed
that Williams was a dethroned, but
not a defeated champion. The ad
vice Williams can give Mahoney, and
the natural fighting ability of the
little Irishman-, is what the local boy,
Schiff, will have to overcome to up
hold the honors of Harrisburg in
| the battle, and while Schiff is na
j turally a favorite in this city, there
I are many Y)f his friends yho think
lit looks like the local boxer will run
home on G. Ford's hit. Ford took
second when an attempt was made to
get Hoover at the plate, and scored
a minute later on Eberly's hit.
The score:
* 1 ' AB. It. ll.' O. A.'
Klugh, lb 3 2 18 0
E. Killinger, c 5 0 0 7 1
A. Smith, c.f. 4 1 2 0 0
G. Killinger, s.s 4 1 1 2 0
W. Smith. 3b 4 3 2 1 1
Fields, r.f 5 2 2 0 1
E. Waltz, l.f 5' 2 2 2 0
Kohlman, 2b 3 1 1 1 3
Eisenberger, p 3 1 1 o_2
Totals 36 13 12 21 8
E. and F.
AB. R. H. O. A
O. Walt, 2b 1 0 0 2 4
Boss, s.s 2 0 0 2 1
Rote, 3b 3 0 0 3 1
Madden, s.s. - 3 0 0 6 0
Bennet, c 3 0 18 0
N. Ford, l.f 3 0 0 1 0
Hoover, c.f 3 1 2 0 0
G. Ford. r.f. 3 1 1 0 0
Eberly, p 3 0 1 0 1
Totals 24 2 b 21 S
Commonwealth ... 0 0 2 0 4 4 3—13
E. and F 0 0 0 0 2 0 0— 2
Errors—E. and F.—Boss, 2: Madden,
G. Ford, Eberly, 2; Commonwealth,
Two-base hit, E. Walt. Three-base
hits, J. Smith, Klugh, Fields, Eisen
berger, Kohlman, Fields. Sacrifice
hit, Boss. Struck out, by Eisenberg
er, 7: by Eberly. 6: by G. Ford, 3.
Base on balls, oft Eberly, 6; oft G.
Ford, 1. Left on bases. Common
wealth, 8: E. and F„ 3. Hit by pitch
er, O. Walt, 2. Stolen bases. Klugh,
Hoover, W. Smith. Passed ball, Ben
nett. Wild pitches, Eberly, 2. Um
pire, Cook.
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(War Tax 24c additional)
And Return
Sunday, June 22
From Lv.A.M.
Harrisburg 3.35
Hummelstown 3.50
Swatara f 3.55
Hershey 3.67
Palmyra 4.04
Annville 4.13
Lebanon 4.24
I'ew York (Ar) 9.50
RETURNING —Leave New York
from foot West 23d Street 6.60
P. M., foot Liberty Street 7.00
p. M. same day tor above stations.
Phila. & Reading R. R.
into his first real defeat in this sec
tion. 'Williams, Waxman, and Ma
honey say they will not be satisfied
with ar.-ything but the same dose
Mahoney handed to his last three
opponents, Joe Jackson, Terry Ket
chell and Eddie Loeckner, who were
all knocked out in less than four
rounds each.
If Schiff should run foul of Ma
honey's knockout pun-ch, the local
sports would surely be a downfallen
lot, but how would it look and feel
if Nate Isaaeman, another local fa
vorite, should run afoul of Young
(Bull Dog) Silar's punch and take
the count. Stranger things have
happened, and from all accoun-ts
from York, where the 28th Division
lightweight is preparing for the
fray, money is wagered that Isaac
man will not go the limit. Silar
is touted as another Jack Dempsey,
who carries a terrific punch in eith
er hand, and knows nothing of the
word "stop" when ir.- the ring.
Two other local boys are on the
card, Billy Morton, who carries the
punch of a middleweight, will meet
Paul Wagner, while another 28th
Division boxer, Young Wampler, also
of York, will meet Bill Attieks of
this city. Can these four local boys
win out is the talk of the town.
It is remembered that Barrett is
the samp man who brought Williams
to the front, and as the kid is now
a free lance, having discharged his
former manager, it should not sur
prise the sports if the veteran adds
the cx-champ to his string of fighters
he is getting together. Tickets for
the show are on sale at I-'airlamb's,
the Florence House, and the Bald
win Hotel in Steelton. Order by
Swatara Gets Forfeit Habit;
Fails to Meet East End
The Swatara tearp forfeited the
second time this week, when they
failed to put nine players on the
field "Tast evening, thus handing first
position over to the East End Jun
This afternoon the East End Jun
iors vs. Algonquins at Seventeenth
and Chestnut streets.
Swatara is after fast players
whose ages railgo from 14 to 18
years. The team was weakened
when five of the Swatara players
signed to play with Naudain. Any
player wishing to sign up with Swat-
should communicate with Man
ager E .H. Matchett af 1543 Swat
ara street or Bell phone 4645-R.
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JULY Ist coal prices will actually advance 30 cents
per ton.
September Ist prices will again advance another 20 cents
per ton. How much more will he added to the price during the
winter we are not prepared to say.
The railroads require an advance in freight rates in order
to meet the growing deficit and ever-increasing expenses. This
increase in freight rates will probably further advance the price
of coal 25 cents or 30 cents per ton.
Coal shipped in summer is easily worth Si.oo more per ton
than that mined in winter under an avalanche of orders, when
operations must he speeded up to the limit.
We estimate that you really save 5i.75 in the value of the
coal bought in June; 50 cents scheduled advance, 25 cents, pos
sibly, increase in freight rates and SI.OO for additional value in
summer shipments. Figure it out yourself.
Phone in your order at once. The coal
must be delivered before July 1 in order to
get the advantage of the present low prices. ,
United Ice & Coal Co.
Forster and Cowden Sts.
Seventh add Reily Sts. Seventh and Woodbine Sts.
f ' Sixth Near Hamilton St. Fifteenth and Chestnut Sts.
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JUNE 14, 1919.
"Uncle Bill" Hoerner and
Allison Hill Welcome Hero
(Who settled in the garden spot of
Harrisburg and surveyed the hold
ings of John Harris, et ux and
et al.)
From Sylvan Terrace
I am monarch of all I survey.
To my right there is none to dis
At my feet sleeps the old town to
O'er my head shines the sun
grand but mute.
Twixt the creek and the river they're
They never cared much about i
But the REAL girls and boys of to
Are the kids out on "Allison Hill." j
The sound of revelry was heard |
from the sanctum of the Allison Hill
Trust Company and passersby heard
the roar of many voices raised in
the above song, which was led by
"Uncle (more properly W.
H.) Hoerncr, patriarch of the Hill
and some athlete himself. What was !
up? Why nothing, only that one j
more famous Allison Hill athlete !
had arrived from many battles I
abroad, namely, "Vic" JCmanuel, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Harry J. Emanuel,
12"i Summit stret. The Beck boys !
must look to their laurels now, for j
if Victor Emanuel is as husky as
his looks in his regimentals he will j
be out to cop every athletic prize of
fered in America.
As many Hill Toppers as could
crowd about "Vic" greeted him as
only the Hill folks know hrtw to
show their affection for a native of I
that kopje who achieves something. !
Emanuel - deserves all this credit, .
too, for he served eighteen straight I
months with the French Army, ex- j
cldsively. driving an ambulance at 1
the various bloody campaigns of j
Argonne, Somme, Vesle and Cham- j
pagne.. Training at Allentown with
fhe ambulance unit, he was ser
rated, along with ten others, on ar
riving at Brest and sent with the
French forces to drive. "They were j
nearly all college men." he was re- j
lating last evening. "Our unit was |
caled Section Sanitaire No. 634. We ;
carried no doctors or nurses; just |
whizzed to the fighting line when
action started Official stretcher
bearers, picked up the wounded. I
brought them to us a short distance j
and we rushed the victims to a field j
hospital. No lights were ever allow- !
ed at night, and I don't mind say- I
ing it was somo job to pick your
way back with men crying and dy- !
ing in lhat, bus in an effort to reach •
I safety and pseape the downpour ctf '<
shelis. We were pretty lucky In our
sector, losing, only one driver, but
others near us lost as many as ten
and twelve. It was so hard to keep
and find the roads at night that
often a helper would go ahead walk
ing to pick the route. The French
government paid us seventy cents a
day just for rations; the eats were
line and wo certainly were treated
well by Frenchmen of all kinds."
"Vic," who, if he takes his father's
advice, will return to Gettysburg Col- 1
lege and complete his education,
brought from France the most .un
common collection of war relics,
curious gas masks of all kinds; Ger
man revolvers of deadly type: shells
and helmets. He praised the French
soldiers for being brave and always
getting where they started for. but
said they were not quite so swift as
Yankees. The German he has small
respect for, being deceitful atyf
At Champagne, he said, the pris
oners said they knew they were go
ing to be licked as soon as America
came in the war and all wanted to
surrender quickly. He also told how
they would flatter the Americans,
saying the French were "no good;"
then tell precisely the same thing
to the 'French anent the Yanks.
Vic's unit spent three months in
cupation duty at Mayence, in thq
Rhincland. The husky Tech athlete
who used to cop things just like
Carl Beck, has improved in every
way and the Hill, very justly, is
proud of its native son who did not
hesitate to enlist at the start of
things and who served the French
directl/, although none but true
I American in his blood.
No Referee Named Yet
by the Boxing Board
j New York. June 14.—The Board
of Boxing Control did not name
a referee for the WUlard-iPprtip
sey bout at its meeting here yes
terday. Instead, a list of referees
who, in the opinion of the Board,,
possess the requisite qualifications* 4
was prepared and will be submit
ted to fhe principals of the July
4 bout. A selection will be made
from the men who are agreeable
I to the pugilists,, . v
Considerable mystery was
ti.rown about the conference, the
! secretary of the Board refusing to
I divulge the place of meeting,
members present or the names of
prospective referees considered.

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