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Move up to Second Place
Again when Pittsburgh
Divides with New York
Chicago, July 31.—The Cincinnati
Reds, playing <»'i tlicir own lot, climb
ed buck to second place in the Na
tional League by defeating Philadel
phia in a double-header while the
New York Nationals split a double
header with Pittsburgh. In two dose
fought games the Reds just managed
to com out on top, winning 7 to 5
and 5 to 1.
The Giants playing In Pittsburgh
lost their first game, 5 to 4, but won
tile second, 7 to 2.
In the American League the lead
ers also took u step backward. Al
though the New York Yankees won
from Chicago, 5 to 3, the Cleveland
Americans took a double-header
from Boston and crept up half a
game. They won, 6 to 4, and 2 to 0.
in Philadelphia, St. Louis won the
first game, 5 to 3, and the second
game, 1 to 2.
The Brooklyn Nationals downed
the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis,
ti to 5. The Boston Nationals jus>
squeezed out ahead of the Chicago
Cubs in Chicago, winning <i to 5.
In the nation’s cupital the sena
torial team of the American League
made one run in the first inning and
held just that one all the way
through. Walter Johnson was the
winning pitcher. The second game of
a scheduled double-header was called
off on account of rain.
Would Like to Wait a Year
Before Meeting Jack
Dempsey, He Says
Omaha, July 31. —Although Luis
Angel Firpo, Argentine, heavyweight
championship contender, would pre
fer to postpone his September 11
York meeting with Champion
Jack Dempsey until some time next
year, lie will not request a change
from that date, lie told The Associ
ated Press late yesterday, through
his secretary, G. Wilmer.
Firpo will be in N-w Y'ork soon
to start training for the bout, he
Firpo is in Omaha training foi
bis 10-round bout with Homer
Smith, Kalamazoo, Mich., heavy
weight, here next Friday night.
“While I would much prefer to
wait until next year,” the Argentine
lighter declared through his secre
tary, “1 would not consider asking
Mr. Rickard to postpone the date.
1 will keep my contract as 1 al
ways have done.”
According to Alfred Mayer, poli
tical correspondent for the Buenos
Aires La Nacion and close friend ot
the South American battler, Firpo
has shown rapid improvement in his
fighting ability sine** coming to
America and due to this fact Firpo
wished a few more bouis under his
belt. Such experience, Firpo believes
to be worth more than a strenuous
and long period of training.
Secretary Wilmer denied a state
ment which appeared in an Omaha
paper to the effect “Tex Rick
ard was pushing things.” He also
states that he FTYpo to be
the logical opponent for Dempsey
because of his record since coming
to the United States.
New York, July 31. —i.uis Angel
Firpo’s wish, expressed at Omaha
yesterday that his fight with Jack
Dempsey for the heavyweight cham
pionship of the world, might be post
poned for a year, will not be real
ized, Tex Rickard, promoter of the
match said last night.
“Dempsey and Firpo positively will
meet on September 1* at the Polo
Grounds, as originally announced by
me,” he said. “There will absolutely
be no postponement.”
Grand Forks, N { D. July 31. —J. W.
Wilkerson of Grand Forks, veteran
''jkentris player of North Dakotg, ad
vanced to the semi-final round in the
singles event for the state champion
ship -in the opening play of the twen
tieth annual tournament of the North
Dakota association yesterday.
W. N. Elton, also of Grand Forks,
prceent titleholder, disposed of two,
opponents in straight sets* All of'
the favorites Came through without
The doubles events also got un
der way in the Red River Valley
John Hancock of Chi
cago, titleholder, has arrived and was
on the courts. .. . \
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Minot, July 31^—Minot defeated
Jamestown, 8 to 2, in an exhibition
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“Shea and Shea,” Calls Ump In Announcing
By NEA Service.
Sacramento, Calif., July 31. —Sev-
eral families boast of brothers in
professional baseball.
Some brag of brothers in the
majors witness the O’Neills ana
Meuscls, and until recently the Big
bees and Johnstons.
The Cleveland Indians have two
brothers on the same team —the
Sewells, Joe and Luke.
But the Shea family of Stockton,
near here, boasts of two brothers not
only playing on the same club, but
forming n battery. /
Elinor (Specs) Shea has been one
of the most dependable right handers
Jeff Pfeffer, Veteran Pitcher, Proves Truth
Of That Theory
A right arm that is in its tenth
year of major league service that has
never been afflicted with a kink and
has only once been below the .500
mark hangs from Edward Pfcffer’s
200-pound frame.
“Just a little common sense in the
spring and in the summer,” is the
prescription presented by the giant
right-hander, now a member of the
St. Louis Curdinals’ staff.
Pfeffer engages in physical train
ing in the spring at least two weeks
before he attempts to twist a curve.
Pfeffer exerts himself only in a
pinch. Strikeouts mean nothing to
him. He works on the theory that he
has eight other players to help him.
In other words Pfeffer advises:
“Don’t wear yourself out on each
batter. Mix ’em up and don’t call
upon all of your power and strength
until they have you where you have
to keep them from scoring one run.
Works on llig Batter.
“I keep them away from the bat
ter’s favorite spot with slow curves
and only an occasional fast one. The
arm cannot stand the strain of one
fast ball after another. At least
that’s my theory and although 1
have just passed my 34th birthday
my arm feels as good as it did the
first day I arrived in the big league.”
Pfeffer, by pitching winning ball
for nine straight years and starting
the present season with six victories
and one defeat, is considered one of
the stars of the National League. It
must* not be forgotten that he has
passed over the line of youth several
years ago, yet he has not lost his ef
His trade to the St. Louis Cardi
nals during the summer of 1921
proves the uncertainty of baseball
marketing. Branch Rickey, * always
By NEA Service.
Duluth, Minn., July 81. —Another
boy wonder is gaining fame in the
world of sport.
He’s Delmer Pierce, 16-year-old
Duldth youth, who’s a regular duck
when it comes to -water.
Although proficient in nearly every
swimming feat, his big stunt is the
p#ile event. He does it in 26 minutes
and 3-6 seconds.
Today he looms as a first-class con*
tender" for mill title how held by
Norman Ross of the Chicago Ath
letic club.
Delmer already hat the one-mile
champienshipß of the Central Ama-
J»ur Athletic Union and many city
and state honors tp hie credit.
He bogan swimming before he was
7. Two years ago he began' taking
pait lie aquatic meets, after months
ofatwnwa* training eWer Coach
MHfiam Trepanier of the Good Fel
lowship fM sf fislalk.
t Coach John, Miller, former swim
ming mentor at Princeton pniver
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in the Pacific Coast League in the
three seasdfiw he M»s been playing
With Sacrumciitd. 1
Now, bis brother, Marvin, is loom
ing up at the other end of the bat
tery. Taken on for a trial late last
season, he jp still being carried as a
backstop, and as a relief catcher and
hitter. Brother Marvin takes his
chest protector off to no youngster
in Class AA baseball. |
“Specs” Shea earned his nickname
because lie wears ’em, even while
he’s playing. And when he has his
glasses shined up and his brother,
Marvin, hack of the plate, the show
is wonderful to behold.*
a fond admirer of Pfeffer as a pitch
er, dickered with the Superbas and
eventually landed him but paid
Ferdinand Schupp and Harold Jan
Rickey Made Good Trade.
When the exchange was completed
it looked as if the Superbas had the
edge as Schupp was pitching win
ning ball and Janvrin was a vaLuablc
utility player. Rickey, however, ex
pressed himself as being perfectly
satisfied with his bargain.
Pfeffer, in 1922, won 19 games and
lost 12, ranking seventh in the
league. Schupp and Janvrin have
passed down to the minors.
The only season Pfeffer failed to
win more games than he lost was in
1917 when his record showed 11 vic
tories and 15 defeats. His pitching
total includes 141 victories and 94 de
feats up to this season.
Pfeffer was born at Seymour, 111.,
March 4, 1889, and after serving one
season with Grand Rapids in 1913,
advanced to the major circuit.
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Puzzling Plays !
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By Billy Evans
Here is a play in which the calling
of a balk, the failure of the pitcher
to heed the call and the action of the
batter in hitting the ball caused
There is a runner on first. The
pitcher, after several efforts to
catch him napping, pulls a move
which the umpire rules a balk.
The pitchqy failed to hear the call
of balk or IgtioreJ %t, for he deliver
ed the ball to the batsman. The
man knew the umpire had called a
balk, but when the pitcher, delivered
sity, now with the Wuth Beat dub,
has Delmer under his win*.
And he expectsgreat things of him
in the nationalmdefc ifi,Chicago in
August. - S '
the ball, hit for three baaei, scoring
the runner from first.
When the umpire first ruled the
move a balk the catcher started to
protest the ruling. After the bats
man had hit for three hases ho gall
ed the umpire’s attention to the fact
that he had called the move a balk.
What should have been done 7
The moment the umpire ruled the
move by the pitcher a balk, play whs
suspended. What happened after
the umpire so ruled was of no con
The pitcher’s delivering the
and the batter’s hitting it for three
bases, had no bearing on the game.
The runner, who was on first, was
merely entitle'd to advance to sec
ond, while the batsmaA should have
been made to hit over again.
Club Officials May Meal This
Afternoon to Consider
Affairs of League
The meeting which was to have
been held in Jamestown yesterday
afternoon to consider whether or not
the North Dakota State BasebgU
League would finish the seaison was
postponed until today because of the
non-arrival of Herbert Hester-of Mi
not. It will be held this afternoon.
The Bismarck baseball club left
here this morning for Jamestown,
and will play there this afternoon.
Buck Taylor, local pitcher and
favorite of two years ago* was. re
leased. Taylor’s arm Has gone back
on him. He is going to his home in
Wisconsin and consult physicians.
He may go on to Ohio to sec “Bone
setter” Reese, famous baseball “arm
Jamestown, N. D., July 31.—The
meeting of North Dakota State Base
ball League officials here to consider
league affairs had not been held at
noon today, because of the non-ar
rival of Herbert Hester of Minot,
New York, July 31. —Harry Wills,
negro aspirant for the heavyweight
boxing title, and his manager, Paddy
Mullins, appeared today before the
state athletic commission -to demand
that Jack Dempsey be compelled to
defend his title against Wills before
meeting Luis Angell Firpo. The com
mission reserved decision.
W. L. Pot.
St. Paul 84 .6390
Kansas City 68 34 .630
Louisville 51 45 .631
Columbus 46 44 .606
Milwaukee 45 61 .460
Indianapolis 45 61 .439
Minneapolis 39 • 64 r .419
Toledb 33 63 * .344
W. h. Pet
New York 65 36 v .684
Cleveland 62 45 .636
Si. Louis 49 44 .62t
Detroit 44 46 .489
Chicago 46 48 .481
Philadelphia 42 51 .452
Washington 41 •61 .446
Boston 34 57 .374
W. L,. Pet.
New York 62 34 .646
Cincinnati 69 36 .621
Pittsburgh 56 36 .617
Chicago 60 42 .643
Brdoklyn 48 45 .516
St Louis ...48 49 .495
Philadelphia 29 65 ' .309
Boston 26 69 .274
Kansas City 7; Louisville 4.
Minneapolis <6; Toledo 8.
Others not scheduled.
New York 5; Chicago 3.
Cleveland 6-4; Beaton 4*o.
Washington 1; Detroit 0.
St. Louis 6-4; Philadelphia 2-2./
Now York 4-17; Pittsburgh -6-2.
Philadelphia 5-4; Cincinnati 7-5.
Brooklyn 6; SL Louis 6.
Boston 6; Chicago 5.
Hold Session
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Williston, N. D„ July 31.—T*a **
county conuniSaionefs Were’ contin
uelly in session from July 2 to dull
18, as' a large volume of business
comes before the board during thd
July session. Thor acted as a board
of equalisation during the greater
part of this time, fixing and adjust
ing the valuations of real • and per-
Bonarproperty between the various'
townships. The lowest per acre land
valuation mi fixed at $8 and tht!
highest at 815:' The valuation* of *
horses, cattle, dM|p and hogs and i
other farm personal, property was*
also fixed by the equmfimtion board!
under chapter 189 of ocs- \
sion laws. .
During the reeefit seasien *M|»ej
board estimated the fimonnta that]
will be required to operate the dif- f
ferlnt county oMcesfor the coming ,!
year. The eetintata presents a graM i
total to be raised for Its county Unit
enuo fund of ‘HMttfil
win moot July 8t e»> wltti
ttnle any t*lwkr whe has any- gam-:
plaint to make in regard to, the levies
made ar* the n2.B»wni oxpanditgrdd
will he heard.’ -or M &
Spain’s famous bullfights are
suf fetjngjfopmtrade union strikes
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There’s a simple catch in the famil
ial* phrase that tells how the world
‘ &@Sts a path to the door of the man '
who makes a better mouse-trap. „ ,
The maker of anything, if he is to
win the plaudits of the world, must
not only manufacture a . superior
product, but must also let folks know
of his achievements. • He must point
oittjust why his mouse-trap, his auto
mobile or his shaving cr-eam is better ,
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than his neighbor’s. He must adver- ■
tise. ■
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Advertising is the point of contact
between the* mair*who makes some
.■ thing and the man who want& some- '
thing. Through an ’advertisement, a
manufacturer can tell you in a few .... .
stidrt minutes all yOu want to know
about the article or the service he has
to offer. i
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This newspaper is constantly full
of ideas that other men and women
have thought out for your, personal
’ benefit Fail to read the advertise
ments and you remain in ignorance ;1 £
of countless products that would
make life easier, happier and more
interesting for you and your entire
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Advertising gives you news of the .
Idlest and-best things made with .
thby cost' and 'where to get « them.
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Thiiik of-ah you miss when you over
'jr Itrokiha advertisements.
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