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BOWLING
FRENCH CHAMP
BALKS AT TRIP
TO MEET JACK
Much Bigger Man in Europe
Than Dempsey Is in
America.
IN DEMAND EVERYWHERE
Dempsey Bout on That Side
or Not at All, ’Tis
Said.
By ED W. SMITH.
Written for the International News
Service.
CHICAGO, .Tan. 6.—Georges Carpentler
absolutely declines to come to this coun
try. This refusal covers both an exhi
bition tour as well a< a trip that mighr
Lave for its (main object a battle for
the championship of the world with Jack
Dempsey.
This is the substance of a letter just
received from Nate Lewis of Chicago,
who is now in London with a pair of
American boxers, Pal .Moore and Johnny
Griffiths. Just before writing the let
ter, Lewis had had a long conference
with Carpentier and his manager, Des
Campt*. and received the information
first-hand from the two Frenchmen.
NOT THINKING
OF COMING OVER.
Lewis went abroad with a commission
from Dominick Tortorieh of New Or
leans to secure the services of the Pari
sian fighter if such a thing were possible.
He carried letters of authority permit
ting him to meet any and all bids for
Carpentler’s services aud to sign Georges
If such a thing were at all within reason.
Nate failed utterly because the French
(Star and his manager will not listen to
ony proposition that calls for them leav
ing Europe now or at any time in the
future. i
“Carpentler’s contract calls for him to
cover music hulls and like places right
up to the first of May,” writes Nate,
“and from the eagerness with which the
managers and promoters are going aftei
him he probably will continue his tour
right through the summer.
“They will not be ready to make a
match with Dempsey for at hast a year,
so Juicy Is the picking for them in all
sections of Europe where boxing Is
known. They were merely polite to me
when I submitted Tortorlch’s proposi
tion to them, listening attentively but
without enthusiasm. So with many apolo
gles and shrugs of the shoulders I was
allowed to go out and cool off
WILLARD PIT
IN PIKER CLASS.
“They rßther took my breath away
with what they said, but I have found
eince that everything they said was the
truth. Willard's circus trip was sup
posed to have set a mark for a fighter’s
exhibition tour, but It was nothing to
the way Georges is gathering in he
shekels.
“Doubtless Carpentler will fight Demp
sey—-some time. You con bet -omethlig
it wll be in Europe or not at all. _ Every
Yankee over here gets the same impres
sion—Carpentler is a much bigger man
In Europe than Demprey is in America,
amt *his tells the whole story of the
present negotiations.”
BOXING
SAYLOR WINS BY SHADE.
CONNERSVILLE, Ind., Jan. 6.—Mil
burn Savior, Indianapolis welterweight,
outpointed Joe Walters, Columbus <lnri. >
bnttler, In an eight-round bout here last
night. The Indianapolis fighter's long
ring experience was a big factor in his
victory. In the preliminary Jimmy Dal
ton, Indianapolis lightweight, stopped
Buck McMasters in the fourth round of a
■cheduled eight-round go. Howard Wig
gam refereed the fights.
AMES TAKES BEATING.
BUFFALO, Jan. 6.—Willie Ames,
Akron lightweight, was soundly trounced
by Bud Chrlstiano of Buffalo In ten
rounds here last night.
DOUBLE UP AND DRAW.
i PORTLAND, Me., Jan. 6.—Al Shubert
of New Bedford, Mass., and Dick Load
man of Lockport, N. Y., fought a fast
“double six round” bout to a draw here
last night.
Sherry Magee, Never in
Minors, Handed Release
by the Cincinnati Reds
CINCINNATI, Jan. 6.—President Herr
mann announced yesterday that Manager
Moran has decided to give Sherwood Ma
gee, the veteran outfielder, his uncondi
tional release at once so that Sherry will
have plenty of time to obtain a position
elsewhere before the season opens. This
Is the first break in the ranks of the
world's champions. Magee will be re
leased in order to make room for a
younger and more active player whose
name will be given out later.
Sherwood Magee has had a long and
honorable career in baseball unusual In
one respect, namely, that be never played
with a minor league. Almost all ball
players serve an apprenticeship of one
or more seasons in the bushes, but Sher
wood jumped right from the ranks of
the semi-pros into the National league
harness. He was playing Independent ball
In Allentown, Pa., when discovered by
a scout for the Philadelphia Nationals
and signed up for the Phillies. He made
good at once and has playod in the old
National ever since, with the Phillies,
Braves and Reds.
Former Catchers Hold
the Lead as Managers
Six National league pilots and one
American league manager were former
catchers, the list including Connie Mack
in the American league and Robinson.
Mitchell. Rickey, Moran and Gibson in
the National league. Os the other team
pilots in the National league. McGrnw
was a third baseman and Cn.vnth an out
fielder, while In the American league
Huggins and Gleason were second base
men. Jennings was a shortstop, Jimmy
Burke a third baseman. Griffith a pitcher
and Speaker an outfielder, leaving Bar
row the only one with no playing ex
perience.
Golfers Going Abroad
PINEHURST, N. C„ Jan 6.—Walter
Hngen Is going to Europe as soon as rlie
north and south tourney Is over, and
will play ,in England and Scotland dur
ing the summer, according to reports
here. Jim Barnes plans going across
with Walter, It ia said.
Walker Wins Cycle Race
LOS ANGELES, .Tan. Walker
won the 100-mile motorcycle race held at
Ascot speedway in 1:17:41. Ralph Hep
burn was second and L. E. Parkhurst
third.
MAY PRESERVE ROAMER’S BODY.
NEW YORK, Jan 6.—The body of
Roamer, the thoroughbred which set the
world's record of 1:38% for one mile,
lias been offered to the Metropolitan
Museum of Natural History for preser
vation.
ALL COMERS BILLIARD TOURNAMENT
CLATPOOL BILLIARD PARLOR, CLAYPOGL JfIEL BASEMENT.
Gne Henning Bur* No One in Pocket Billiard*. • K^Bn ( Prlcet— No Kntry
Welcome. Free Leasone, MI a. 25c Cue Per Hour.
W**’ Tir •>- Pv~v o-t- c? M*rr.
EDDIE ASH
TIMES
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Tlajuana will be some gay spot If the
Carpentier-Dempsey bout Is staged
there.
The boxing fans will bp throwing the
bull In English, French and Mexican
and it will take a veteran of both the
Mexican punitive expedition and the
world war to understand what it's all
about.
The annonneer will have to be a lan
guage shark, which eliminates Shorty
Burch. 1
There will not be a shortage of card
sharks, however. Not In Tlajuana.
Also it will be one bout at which Jack
Johnson will be eligible to appear at
the ring side.
- •
Also there will be a splendid assort
ment of kidnaping material for the
Mexican bandit to look over.
The police reporter tells ue that wood
alcohol undoubtedly Is being sold as
contraband liquor In Indianapolis, but
that no fatalities have resulted, due to
the fact that those drinking it have cor
rugated stomachs. Beiu~ surprised at
the statement we asked him how the
booze jfeted when they took a shot of the
stuff.
“Oh, they Just shake a little and go
on down the street,” he replied.
Local Legsrers are now quoting prices
at 118, no questions asked; S2O otherwise.
As the barber said: "I take only one
drink at a time now, for fear there might
be wood alcohol In It."
UMUNS
LEAGUE LEADERS LAST NIGHT.
Commercial league (Snyder, Link-
Belt) 242
Manufacturers’ league (Gantner,
Wheeler-Sebebler) 223
Rotary league (Field, Bellhops) 234
Star league (Terrill. Operators) 229
By CHARLES LOGAN.
The Link Belts shot the feature sticks
in the Commercial loop last night, win
ning three from the Crescent Papers.
In the opening round Piez and Knapp
registered 215 and 216. respectively. Sny
der led the individuals with the 242 he
got at the last minute.
Mounce and Larsen took a few healthy
swats for the Crescent crew, but they
couldn’t bring down a victory.
The Keyless Locks had more than their
share of tough luck. They won in a
walk from the Prospect Gas in their first
game and got knocked kickin’ In the
next two.
The Premier Motors wanted to be sure
of a beating so they 6tayed home and
forfeited to the Midwest Engines.
The Nordyke ft Marmons had to de
liver some more of their championship
stuff to take the odd scrap from the
Brunswicks. They lost the second game
by one pin.
The 993 the Marmons started with was
the best total produced around the Cen
tral alleys.
The Rotary shooters opened the throt
tle a little wider last night.
There was plenty of double century
music in the air and Field had to knock
off 234 to take the single effort glory.
The Bell Hops cornered the Bee Ve®
Dees and stuck ’em up for three wins.
Shelly and Doe Wagner came in for
their regular 200 allotment.
Mayo and Brown caused a lot of ex
citement in the Shoe String-Deuces Wild
battle. Mayo got 98 for the Strings and
Brown got a 97 for the Deuces.
The Shoe Strings took the rubber game
with a four-pin margin.
Pork Chops were not on the menu last
night. Thev gave the Worry Chasers
three over the forfeit route.
The Nationals grabbed off a bigger
lead In the Manufacturers' loop last night
by taking three games from the Marmon
345.
Spencer, King and Lovjck did the work
that put the Nationals over the line.
Strltt and Andrews made the best show
ing for the Marmons.
Gantner and Strack traveled fast for
the Wheeler-Scheblers and that club
scored a clean sweep In its match with
the Klngan outfit.
A 223 made Gantner the big one-gnine
roller of the evening.
Gorman bobbed up in the third frame
and saved the Western Unions from
three beatings at the hands of the Lang
senkamps.
The National 40s also put over a few
tricks. They beat the Imperials in the
first and second games.
The National Autos were high team
shooters for the night. They got 947
in their second chance.
blazed the way for the Star
Individuals with a 229. Auman was right
behind him with 223.
Kelly’s Operators had everything their
own way in their meeting with the
Stereotypers.
The Pressmen couldn’t get anywhere
around the big score section and they
dropped their series with the Ad Men.
The Newsies showed the Makeups just
where they stood when they trimmed
them out of the game that counted.
With only sixty teams at the front
for competition in the annual city bowl
ing tournament the entry list did not
close last night according to schedule.
The list will be held open until Wednes
day midnight and Secretary Klingman
is going to “declare himself” if he can't
scrape up at least sixty-five more clubs
out of tne 200 enrolled in the Indian
apolis Bowling association. Teams wish
ing to enter the tourney are requested
to leave their entries at any* of the local
nlleys.
The official report of the prize win
ners in the Central States bowling tour
nament show that Indianapolis bowlers
knocked down their share of the prize
money. In the three events the local
shooters gathered in a total of $723 and
two gold medals. The Mg lot of the
money copped by the Indianapolis rep
resentatives came *n the five-man class.
The Strauss Says team went big among
the locals in this division when they
took third place and SIOO. Other win
nings In this event ran the total to $258.
Entrants from Indianapolis also took
$243 In the singles. $177 in the doubles
and the pot of $45 ia the all-events.
Two of the first-place gold medals
were taken liv Lorenz Weisman and W.
English. Weisman posted the leading
count in the singles and English brought
home the bacon In the all events. The
Lincoln Life Five, Ft. Wayne, got the
medals in the five-man class and the Lan-
BASKET BALL
Indianapolis fans are getting quite
familiar with Florida geography as a
result of the efforts being made by the
Indians to obtain a training spot.
• •
Harvard football players are now
hustling back to play sluilent for awhile.
Columbia, Harvard, Yale and Princeton
are having a chess tournament and the
rah, rahs are expressed in the deaf and
dumb language.
The magnates are planning to raise the
price of bleacher seats in the major
leagues. To keep professional baseball
going there must be a constant and
large supply of new fans to replace those
who grow old and take to golf. This
supply comes from the bleachers.
, •
A Chicago howling alley is offering
a gallon of ice cream as high score
prize.
—— •
While talking of legislating against
freak pitching, the baseball magnates
might wisely devote a little time to
eliminating freak management.
Five feet of keel are to be trimmed
from the Shamrock No. 4. All the Sham
rocks have been trimmed.
It's all right for Promoter Cochran
to say Jack Dempsey will receive a fair
and equitable amount for fighting Car
pentier, but Jack won’t box for that
much money.
Chicago reports the Amalgamated Or
der of Wood Alcohol Drinkers there has
adopted as Its slogan, “Say It with
flowers."
dis-H. Harkenrlder duo of Dayton, 0.,
took the two awarded in the doubles.
The Indianapolis bowlers finished and
were awarded money as follows: In the
five-man event Strauss Says finished with
2,925 in third place, which calls for an
even SIOO. Central Alleys came next with
2,812 In sixth place and S7O. Boosters No.
1 finished In eleventh place n:;d won $35.
Capitol Five No. 2 finished twenty
fourth and won $lB. Hoosier Coffee Com
pany won sl9 for twenty-second posi
tion. Perfection Pins grabbed off sl6 for
twenty-seventh position
In the doubles C. Bumb and E. Har
kenrlder finished sixth and won SSO. J.
Naughton and W T . Hamilton followed
them In seventh place and won $45. E.
P. Magel and G. W. Hargitt finished in
eleventh place and won $25 Other In
dianapolis bowlers in the money win
ning class In the doubles were: 11. Hurt
and A. Habe, sixteenth, $18; T. Maloft
and W. Wheeler, twenty-fourty, sl4; E.
Hall and J. Goodwin, thirty-ninth, *9;
J. Pritchett and F. McCullough, forty
second. $8; R. Heuslein and H. Johnson,
forty-fifth, SB.
In the singles L. Weisman was first,
winning $75; W. English was third anil
won SSO; Ownle Bush, tenth, $22; E. Hall,
thirteenth, $18; S. O. Delong, nineteenth.
sl3; J. Priehett. tie for twenty-third and
twenty-fourth, sl3; A. Pollard, thirty
second, $11; J. Klingman, tie for thirty
fourth and thirty-fifth, $10; J. Strltt,
thirty-sixth, $10; Schott, fifty-first, $7;
J. Blue, sixty-fourth, $6; J. Goodwin six
ty-eighth. $5; W. Harshman, eighty
ninth, $3. There were only three nsh
prizes hung up for the leaders In all
events. The winners were W. English,
1.873, S2O; J. Pritchett, 1,850, sls; E.
Harshman. 1,830, $lO.
SMITH-GENGLER TALK.
SOUTH BEND, Ind., Jan. 6.—A howl
ing match for a big purse Is a probability
between Jimmy Smith, champion bowler
of the American Bowling coDgresa, and
John “Count” Oengler. Smith, while In
South Bend attending the interstate
tourney, stated he was willing to meet
Gengier on any neutral alley. South Bend
or Indianapolis preferred.
Big Babe Proved He Was
Worth Using Regularly
by Wallop Off Dauss
Babe Ruth's sale to the New York
Yankees recalls the first game in which
“the larruping one” took his place in the
outfield M the Red Sox and Involves
an Indianapolis pitcher—George Dauss of
the Detroit Tigers.
It was in the autumnal days of 1918
at Navin field. Dauss was breezing
along on a steady keel against Dutch
Leonard, then a member of the Red Sox.
The score was 0 to 0 in the third when
big Babe strode majestically to the plate.
IJauss had allowed his first hit. It
looked like a pitchers’ battle all the
way.
Babe looked over two of ’em and Billy
Evans called ’em strikes. Cunningly
Dauss pitched two outside. With the
count two and two George slipped one
over Just a trifle higher than the knee,
which the swarthy Mr. Ruth lambasted
far into the right field bleachers. Cobb
started to chase It with Heilman, who
was then playing right for the Tigers,
but they took only a few steps when
they discovered where the ball was go
ing.
From that day Ruth demanded his
place In center and he had deservingly
won it Incidentally Dutch Leonard
pitched a no-hit game in that memorable
contest.
National Not Choicey
About New Chairman
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—The National
league has no particular candidate to
suggest for Garry Herrmann's position
as chairman of the national commission.
This was made plain today by President
John A. Heydler prior to his departure
for Cincinnati to attend the annual meet
ing of the commission on Thursday.
O.gJ.HUSMF-5*
vfy cr

I see by the papers these big leagues
hev got a salary limit. Jest wait till I
play a yere and they’ll hev to take it off.
Thar ain’t no limit to nrbal them feller*
will he wHllfn* te r*T me.
INDIANA DAILY TIMES, TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 1920.
RUTH DEMANDS
SLICE OF COIN
GIVEN IN SALE
Swat King Says Price Was
$120,000 and He Wants
Part of It.
WITHHOLDS SIGNATURE
Willing to Play With Yankees,
but Asserts Bonus Must
Be Given.
LOS ANGELES, Jan. o.—George (Babe)
Ruth has signed no contract with Miller
Huggins, representative of the New York
Americans, the team ( reported to have
purchased the champion home run bats
man of the Boston American club. Ruth
has a verbal agreement whereby he will
sign ns soon as certain phases of the
deal are adjusted to Babe’s satisfaction,
which means ns soon ns he is given a
cut of the total consideration. This was
Ruth's personal statement to the Inter
national News Service early today.
"I saw Huggins late yesterday and he
outlined the proposition to me and I
outlined mine to him,” said Ruth today.
“I told him frankly that T thought I
was entitled to part of the sale price,
which T understand was $120,000. After
considerable conversation we entered into
n verbal agreement to certain things.
What those are I can not yet say.
“I am well satisfied with the sale. I
can play just as good ball for the Yanks
ns I ever did for the Boston club and, of
course, that is what I will do. However,
the deal has upset my plans. I may be
forced to make a trip east soon.”
"What part of the sale price will you
ask?” Ruth was asked.
“That, I can not say,” he replied. “Bui
I am entitled to a share, don’t you think
so?"
Ruth has been wintering here since the
close of the baseball season.
More Ross Laurels
SYDNEY, Jan. 0. —Norman Ross, Amer
ican swimming champion, won the Aus
tralian 220-vard championship here yes
terday. Spencer and Ostereiter, the Amer
ican bike team, won the six-day bicycle
race.
Red Sox Fans Roar
Disapproval of Sale
BOSTON, Jan. o.—Many baseball
fans hare were In an uproar today
over the sale of Babe Ruth. The gen
eral observation among fans was
that the sale of the premier slugger
Is “had haislness.” Johnny Keenan,
leader of the famous Boston royal
rooters, declared that Ruth was IK)
per cent of the team and hat it will
be impossible to replace him.
Hugh Duffy, veterun baseuail scout,
declared on the other hand that the
Ked Sox made a “fine move” In the
sale of the home run king.
BIfZfARDS
STATE TOURNEY OPENS.
Louis Vogler substituted for Curtis In
the stnte three-cushion tourney last night
at Cooler's parlor and defeated Seth
Klein, 50 to 41, In ninety-six innings.
Curtis was scheduled to meet Klein, but
was out of town and unable to get back
for the match. Vogler had three runs o*
three In his contest, while Klein’s high
run was a five. Tonight Cooler, present
champion, will meet Vogler. Two other
matches are on the card for this week.
FRYE LOSES OUT.
Frye lost his chance to figure among
the leaders in the city three-cuslrfon
tourney when he dropped a contest last
night at the Board of Trade to Chief, 45
!to 3S, In eighty-four innings Frye had
a high run of five, while Chief’s best
count was one of four. Chief finished
his schedule with the gnme and tioir
has won ten games and lost, three. To
! night Frye and Anderson meet.
Campbell, Purdue Basket
Star, May Be Permitted
to Play Against Wabash
LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 6.- Campbell,
center and star of the Purdue basketball
team, was to attempt today to have his
scholastic ban removed, and if be Is suc
cessful Coach Lambert will use him as
the foundation of the team that Is to
play Wabash here tonight. Campbell was
injured In the game with the Ft'. Wayne
K. of C. team Saturday night, but he was
in good condition today and ready to
start against the Scarlet five. If the big
man is lost the hopes of the Boiler Mak
ers will take a big drop.
The Purdue squad returned Sunday
night after a barn storming trip through
out the state and after a light practice
yesterday they were pronounced only in
fair condition for tonight's game. How
ever, the team has been playing wonder
ful basketball this year and the fans
find It hard to figure on a defeat from
Wabash.
Revised Basket Card in
City League Announced
A revised schedule for the first round
of play in the City Amateur Basketball
league was announced today by R. Wal
ter Jarvis, director of recreation. Ac
cording to the new program the Boys
club and Broadway teams clash tonight
at the Broadway gym in the first game.
Thursday night the Schloss Bros, and
Y, M. H. A. meet at the Communal
building. Friday night the Lauter ana
S. S. Turner teams battle at Lauter,
and the Cbristamores and Debonalres are
carded at Christamore Saturday night
Londas Tosses Demetral
NEW YORK, Jan. 6.—Jim Londas de
feated William De.metral here last night.
The fall was accomplished with a com
bination double arm and scissors hold
in one * honr and forty-nine minutes.
Wladek Zbyszko threw George Sauboue
of Belgium and Ivan Llnon won from
Sulu Hevonpa.
ARGENTINA IN OLYMPIC.
BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 6v—Argentina
will send athletes to the Olympic games'
to be held in Antwerp in 1920, as a re
sult of a decision reached at a meeting of
national athletic organizations here.,
PHILLIES BUY PITCHER.
PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 6.—The Phila
delphia National, league club announced
last night that it had purchased outright
Pitcher Ray Sanders from the Pittsburg
club.
Frazee’s Alibi
BOSTON, Jan. 6.—Harry Frazee,
former owner of Babe Ruth, base
ball’s biggest drawing card, was
forced to sell the slugger, he said,
because the Red Sox were fast be
coming a one-man team and he could
not meet the demands of the pitcher
fielder for $20,000 a year. The man
agement has not made known what
salary has been offered Ituth. Hug
gins plans to use the big fellow In
right field, It it taid.
CHARLES LOGAN
Staggering Price Is
Paid by Yankees for
Ruth, Homerun King
Amount Given for Slugger
Said to Be Something -
Like $125,000.
GAME’S GREATEST DEAL
Purchase of Star Puts Him
With Baker, Former Leader
of Swat.
NEW YORK, Jan. 8. —The home run
king—old and new—are teammates to
difv. Ruth and Baker are names to con-
Jut-t with.
Tie purchase of Babe Ruth by the
Yankees brings together the two most
renowned long distance hitters who have
bloomed forth In baseball for ten years
or more and Yank fans are rejoicing.
Ruth’s presence in the lineup as rignt
fielder will lend much weight to the at
tacking power of the New York club and
with Frank Baker to help him do the
clean-up hitting, Manager Huggins un
doubtedly expects few runs to be left on
the bases.
The sale of the great Ruth by Boston
for the rumored sum of $125,000
dwarfs all previous baseball deals
by about s<o,ooo. The transaction
which made Trls Speaker a member of
I the Cleveland club Involved $55,099. which
1 was the record deal In the American
league until today. In the National
league the Alexander-Ktllefor deal be
tween the Cubs and Chillies involving
$55,000 In cash and players stands as the
record. It Is said the Yankees satisfied
Ruth’s demands for salary. He recently
let It be known that he considered his
services worth $20,000 per season.
Ruth's rise as a star in baseball—the
highest priced star the game has ever
known—has certainly been rapid. Only
a little OTer seven years ago he was a
player for the Mt. St. Joseph college
team at Baltimore, receiving no salary
whatsoever and absolutely unknown to
baseball.
MONEY DRIVE
FOR PENNANT.
The purchase of Ruth by the Yankees
for a reported price of between SIOO,OOO
and $125,000 is the climatic step in the
big money drive for a pennant in New
York. If it was $125,00 involved it will
run the sum the Yankee management has
spent for playing strength In a few
years up to about $250,000. In the mid
dle of last summer’s campaign the
Yankees startled the baseball world by
buying another rebel Red Sox star,
Pitcher Carl Mays for a price reported
at spo.oo. but it was brought out in the
litigation that ensued that the Hub own
ers had been paid $70,000 for the subma
rine slabsman. Previous to that the
Yankees paid $25,000 for the services of
Frank (Home Run) Baker, $23,500 for
Lee Magee and a sizeable sum for Duffy
Lewis.
The Giants, the townmates of the
KiTHEWR
H H EN
STORE
Good Clothes; Nothing Else
Here are the Overcoats that will
give a jolt to the H. C. L.
We’re offering you hundreds of the season’s finest overcoats in
this January Sale at very material savings in price. Overcoats
that were much above the average quality for the price even at
regular prices. Don’t let this opportunity slip by— act at once.
*
Savings on Velour
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Your choice of our $7.50, $6.50 or
$6.00 Velour Hats n0w —
55.79
sls Velour Hats, now $13.50
$lO Velour Hats, now $8.50
Fur Caps
$3.50 quality, now $1.90
(Size 6% only)
CUE GOSSIP
SALE OF RUTH BY BOSTON
BAD THING FOR BASEBALL
By EDDIE ASH.
The sale of Babe Ruth, baseball’s home
run king, by the Boston Red Sox to the
New- Y'ork Americans, will not make a
hit with the average fan. It smacks of
too much trafficking for the national
pastime to stand and still hold the place
It has won in the hearts of the
bleacherite. New York, with its mil
lions to draw from, naturally is the best
baseball city from a gate standpoint and
if the magnates continue feeding their
best players to the clubs in that city
the fans in the other big league cities
will form an impression that eventually
might lead to the wrecking of the game
insofar as true sportsmanship prestige is
concerned.
To permit a player of Ruth’s magni
tude to get away by sale from the city
I in which he was developed and In which
he established his fame is a terrific blow
i to the fans who pay good money at the
| gate to support their team. How will the
| Red So,x fans feel about it when Ruth
cleans the bases next summer with a
home run drive —for the other team?
They will feel like they have been
double-crossed by the owners for a finan
cial clean-up aud even thougß the people
probably will continue to attend games
Yankees in the National league, were
held up last season as the most glaring
example of buying a pennant. But the
Giants are crowded almost into insig
nificance by the liberality of the two
colonels. Previous to this deal, the price
tags on Mays, Tris Speaker, Eddie Col
lins and Joe Jackson rode the crest of
the financial wave at $50,000. Alexander
and Klllefer drew $55,000 and Strunk,
Bush and Schang drew SOO,OOO.
MORE CASH FOR
OTHER STARS.
It is a mooted question If a pennant
can be bought and It may be proved
this year for the skeptics, as the Yankee
colonels say they are not through with
the Ruth deal but are out to assemble,
by means of much cash, the greatest
team that ever played together. The
Yankees were in aire Straits for a good
outfielder and by spending a little more
money than would be required to get a
fair player they landed the biggest
drawing card of baseball, a player who
in time will draw a gate that will pay
back the purchase price penny for penny.
And if he clubs the Yankees into a
pennaut, he will pay e dividend on the
investment. And in addition the Yankees
may win more support in their political
fight against Ban Johnson by showing
the opposing faction Just how strong
they are financially.
It must he figured, too, that the pur
chase price dies not end the financial
outlay. Ruth demanded $20,000 a year
of the Red Sox and it’s a cinch that
his demands of the Yankees will not be
less modest when he has heard of the
coin that was paid for him.
S6O and $55.00 grades, now $49.90
SSO and $45.00 grades, now $39.90
S4O and $37.50 grades, now $34.90
Here's a suit for you in a $37.50 or
S4O grade at—
’ /
If you’ve been waiting until your “roll”
caught up with the high cost of living to
get a much-needed suit, your ivait will end
when you see these values offered at—
Other Suit Values
in This Suit Sale—
sso.oo and $45.00 grades
now $39.90
$60.00 and $55.00 grades
now $49.90
NEWS
Reductions On Boys * Overcoats
-HEZE CLARK
in Boston they will not carry the same
loyal spirit.
SI’BFICIOI'B DEAL
MADE LAST YEAR.
Last season Fltcber Carl Mays, a Red
Sox mainstay, quit his club and later
was permitted to play with—the New
York Americans, because, he said, “he
wanted to be with a winner.” At that
time the Yankees looked like possible
pennant winners and the Red
out of it. President Ban Johnson ob
jected to this black move but It went
through under protest and the Yankees
got the benefit of Mays’ pitching though
they were not successful in winning the
pennant. Now comes the Ruth deal, with
the sale of the home run king to the
same club which grabbed Mays.
On the face of the evidence It is an
-out-an-out scheme to buy a pennant for
the New' York Americans, with the Bos
ton fans holding the sack. The New
York Nationals have beenaccused of using
their financial strength in buying pen
nant winners, but it looks like the Yan
kees Intend to outdo even John McGraw
In this respect. Os course Owner Frazee
of the Red Sox has a reason, that of
Ruth's demand for $20,000 a year salary,
but even that is not convincing. The
game suffers by such methods, and if
these moves are not stopped baseball will
lose much prestige.
CAUSES DISSENSIONS
AMONG OTHER STARS.
In the cases of Miys and Ruth if thev
were not satisfied in Boston and the
ciub could not afford to pay their price
New York of all cities should not be
given the benefit of their skill. No price
Is beyond the reach of Gotham teams,
especially since- Sunday baseball ha3
been legalized there and the Mays and
Ruth deals are only bound to lead other
stars of the game to plan excuses to get
on Gotham teams.
The anger of baseball fans knew no
bounds today, according to Boston re
ports. Babe was an idol here—the great
est star ever known to Boston, where
baseball heroes and pennants and things
have become chronic.
Ruth drew capacity crowds. Some went
so far as to predict that the sale of
Ruth foreshadowed tba sale of the Ited
Sox club Itself. Several of the news
papers came out with editorials con
demning the sale of Ruth.
Princeton Grid Card
PRINGETON. N. J., .Tan. B.—Prince
ton’s 1920 football schedule, made public
today, contains seven games, the same
number as last year. Os the teams played
last year Colgate. Lafayette. Trinity and
Rochester are dropped. The schedule fol
lows: Oct 2. Kwarthmore; Oct. 9. Mary
land State; Oct. 10, Washington nnd Lee;
Oct. 23, Navy; Oct. 30, West Virginia;
Nov. 6, Harvard at Cambridge; Nov. 13.
Y lie.
BOXING
Duke Reilley Gone
as Tribesman; Sold
to Salt Lake Club
Veteran Flashy Outfielder
Leaves Indians in Fine Deal
Arranged by Hendricks.
SMITH JR. REACHES CITY
Duke Reilley, veteran Indianapolis oit
flelder, today was sold to the Salt Lake
City club of the Pacific Coast league In
a deal arranged nnd completed by Man
ager Hendricks. It Is the first definite
move In Hendricks' plan to reorganize
the Tribe roster by removing the liyht
hitters and make room for heavy hitter?
to couie.
Reilley was populaf here because of
his long service In the outfield and his
flashy werk on the bases, but the Duke
no longer is able to hit up to American
Association standard and for this rea
son Manager Hendricks decided to let
him go. But in selling the services of
the Duke Hendricks did uot forget the
player’s good work while with Indian
apolis and he used great care in arrang
ing for tne best deal possible for the little
fellow. Asa result of the Tribe mana
ger's efforts Reilley still remains in class
AA baseball and even gets In a' league
with a longer schedule. It Is the best
deal possible for Reilley and the player
no doubt will feel that In leaving In
dianapolis he haa been treated in a
splendid manner, both for his prestige
cud liis finances.
Reilley always lias been rated a high
class outfielder and a ■ wizard on the
bases. He won many games for the In
dians through the efforts of his winged
feet and many times upset opposing in
fields by hia dashing work on the bases.
He has played with the Hoosiers about
seven seasons and one year was credited
with leading the league in hitting. That
was in his first or second season hero,
but since then he has weakened gradual
ly with the bat and due to the fact that
the A. A. will pick up in all-round class
next season Manager Hendricks thought
it best to replace the Duke with a heavier
hitter.
William C. Smith Jr., new rice presi
dent of the Indians, was due to reach the
city late this afternoon. He wired be
was on liis wav here from New York ami
Manager Hendricks went to th station
to give him the glad hand and whisper
Florida training camp sunshine in his
ear. Young Smith is somewhat familiar
with baseball, but be expects to learn
much more from the Tribe general mana
ger aud no doubt will be fitted to han
dle the executive business of the club in
a short time. He is coming as a repre
sentative of his father, who is the hew
president and new mujority stockhol'loo
nnd thinks the same as the owner, rthat
Indianapolis is deserving of the /best
team money can buy. This being his
first year as vice president Young Smith
desires to see a pennant winner at once,
which is the ambition of William C.
Smith Sr., as a way of introducing him
self to Indianapolis fandom.
Plenty of Underwear
in This Sale
Union Suits, 80% wool, $5.50
values, now ... $4.50
(3 for $ 13.25)
Cotton Unions, medium heavy
$3.00 grade, now $2.50
<3 for *7.25)
Heavy weight Unions, half
wool and half cotton, $3.50
grade, now $3.00
(3 for *8.75)

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