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Tuesday. May 9, 1922.
THP TIMES Page Eleven GREAT MORVICH TO FACE REAL OPPOSITION IN DERBY 5 CENT CIGAR LOOKS BAD FOR MARSHALL'S MEWS SB 4 ROUND GAME Strong Kouts Team Takes Hammond K. C. By 4-3 Score The Hammond K. of C.e loet a tough-luck 14-innins ball gam at Kouts, Ind.. yesterday afternoon by the score of 4 to I. This one of the most exciting games ever played on the Kouts diamond, and though Hammond was beaten everyone of the local fans who accompanied the K. of C. team on the trip came away satisfied that they had witnessed a regular bat tle, replete with thrills from start to finish. The only incident to mar the game as far as the Hammond crowd was concerned was the fail ure of the umpire, whose name was Schults. to call out a Kouts runner who had rounded third and started for the plate in the last inning, on ly to be stopped and almost dragged back on the bag by the Kouts coach at third base. Of course, this man should have been called out without any question on account of the de liberate Interference on the part of the coacher, but it was simply an other case of where an umpire with out much nerve was afraid to call a play like this against the home team at such a critical stage in the game. Such umpiring? is bad for the game and in the long run it hurts the home team as much as It does injustice to the visiting club for the reason that it makes It hard to schedule games with visiting teams when a home club gets the reputation of engaging an umpire who is not entirely fair to the op posing side. Understand, this is not an alibi for the defeat of the Hammond club, but merely a sug gestion on the part of the writer in an effort to discourage the idea on the part of managers of engaging othef than high class umpires with plenty of "back bone" and can han dle their ball games In a thorough ly efficient manner. It Is not our intention to take eese bit of credit away from Kouts. as they certainly deserved to win with 11 hits against 7 by the Ham mond club, but how much sweeter would have been the victory for the home team had the umpire called ut the runner on th'.rd for illegal Interference as he should have done, and then had the winning run score a moment later when another run ner on second oould have romped In on a clean single to center. Had the game ended this way the Ham mond fans and players would not have left the field with the feeling that the umpire was In anyway re sponsible for the loss of the gall game, and also the Kouts crowd could feel much more elated over their victory; but as It Is the game wounij up by leaving a bad Impres sion with the visitors, who would much rather have seen the home team win square. Getting back to the early part of the game, Hammond scored the first run without the aid of a hit In the second Inning. Handy walked, with one down, and then went all the way home on Chandler'a dinky roll er In front of the plate. The catch er threw Chandler oat at first, but the first baseman heaved wide to third In an effort to head Handy oft at that base, and Susr romped in with the first run of the game. Kouts tied it up In their half on a single and a stolen base. follovrd tr a 3ts.t: fiovJ?!e alter two out. Hammond went ahead again In the third on a single by Slynn. fol lowed by Hilbrlch's bunt, which the third sacker pegged wild to first, putting runners on third and sec ond with one down. Danny Boyle worked the squeeze and laid a nice bunt down the first base line and two runs came In when the first sacker mads bis second error and threw badly past the catcher. Ths wa nil for Hammond, but Kouts put one over In the fifth on two hits aided by a balk on the pitcher. The tlelng run came in the eighth on an error by Prendergast followed by a three-base clout be tween Boyle and Handy. Hammond had an opportunity to sew it up In the ninth when they started off with a single by Chan dler and a scratch hit by Buddy on an attempted sacrifice, but dumb base running lost them their chance in this round. In the twelfth. Chandler opened up again with a double but the next two me were easy outs. Hllbrlch was safe on the third baseman's error and stole second, putting men on third and second with two down, but after trying hard, Prendergast's best et fort was a short fly to center field, which was gobbled up by the short stop. In the fourteenth. Handy led off with a base hit, but his mates could not put him across. Kouts sewed It up in their half of the fourteenth when the first man singled and the next one doubled, putting runners on third and soo ond with none down. It was here that the big argument arose about the coach touching the runner, and incidentally Danny Boyle must be given a sendoff for the quick way in which he recovered the ball and relayed it to the Infield with a nice long throw from deep left. Hilbrich, apparently disheartened at the um pire's failure to call the man out at third base, lopped the next ball over and the Kouts pitcher, who bc.1 been easy picking at bat all through the game, socked the apple Into cen ter field for a clean single and the ball game was over. The box score: HAMMOND AB R H PO A K CRourke. ss 3 0 0 4 0 Prendergast, ss ....3 0 0 0 G 2 Boyle. If 5 0 9 3 0 0 Murphy, lb 8 0 1 18 3 0 Harle, c 6 0 0 7 3 0 Handy, cf 5 1 1 1 0 0 Chandler. 3b 6 0 3 2 0 2 Buddy, 2b 6 0 1 5 4 0 Flynn, rf 2 1 1 1 0 0 Dillon, rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 Hilbrich, 4 10 14 0 49 3 7 3S 23 4 KOUTS AB R H PO A E Matty, If 4 114 0 0 "Weinke. 3b S 0 0 2 4 2 Guzinske, ss 1 1 1 5 0 Buck, lb a 1 11 1 2 Herring, o v 8 0 0 18 2 0 Loomis, cf . 6 0 0 2 0 0 Wellman, rf 6 1 3 0 0 1 Wiley. 2b 6 0 4- 4 1 0 Ralner, p 6 0 1 2 0 1 61 4 11 42 13 6 Ham.d ..012 000 003 000 00 3 7 4 Kouts '...010 010 010 000 01 4 11 Two-base hits: Wiley 2, Chandler. Three-base hit: Buck. Sacrifice hits: Boyle, Buddy, Hllbrlch. Weinke. Stolen bases: Matty, Buck, Wellman. Hllbrlch. Double play: Buddy to Murphy. Base .on balls: Off Hilbrich 2, off Ralner 1. Struck out: By Hil brich 6, by Ralner 16. VETS SHUT OUT CROWN POINT YESTERDAY The Veterans of Foreign Wars shut out the Crown Point Legion team at Morris Park Sunday after noon before a crowd of fifteen hun dred loyal Tans. Chuck Zolla pitched a beautiful game and was given excellent sup port by the team. He showed his ability at pitching when Crown Point had a man on second ana third with none down in the sixth inning. The first man was thrown out on a short infield hit and the two following ones were struck out, Not only did he do his share on the mound, but he also added to his list of hits, a home run. King should not be forgotten on the receiving end. He has shown wonderful form In hanging on to Chuck's large curves and Is deserv ing of praise. Metcalf also deserves mentioning for his two doubles and one single in four times to bat. On his single in the sixth he stole sec ond and third and was about to steal home when Coll struck for a clean single with two out. Hilton, Stelow, Coll and Zolla also secured a double apiece. Pitts of Crown Point also pitched a very good game, but it seemed that the support was too slow to stop the Vets. Pitts played his own came, securing twelve strike outs and maklnsr a three-base hit. He showed good form and If his sup port had been up to standard the Vets would have secured only threo runs. It is believed that the Crown Point team will have all the rough edges shav-j-d off when the Vets meet the min a return game at Crown Point on June 11th. Next Sunday, the Vets will face the fast Gary Club team at Qleason Park In Gary. The Gary Club has quite a few victories to their credit and the Vets will have to keep a stiff front to put one over on them. The Gary Club on Monday after noon, May 1st, defeated the Moure club, a member of the Three-I league by score of 2-0, allowing the Mollne club not even a hit. It is expected tht a large crowd will accompany the Vets to this game. Those desiring to go can make In quiries at the E-Z Cigar Store on State st. as regards special trans portation. The score by Innings of yester day's game fellows: Crown Point ...000 000 000 0 3 5 V. F. W 001 111 21x 7 12 3 Home run: Zolla. Three-base htt: Pitts. Two-base hits: Hilton, Met calf 2, Stelow. Coll and Zolla. Base on balls: Off Zolla 3. off Pitts 2. Struck out: By Zolla 9, by Pitts 12. Hit by pltchir: Atkinson. Umpires: Blair and Thompson. LOWELL DEFEATED .SPECIAL TO THE TIMESJ LOWELL. Ind., May 8. fhe Low ell ball team went dow in defeat yesterday. They played the St. Via tor college team of Kankakee and the score was 11 to 1 In favor of the visitors. BILLIARD EXHIBITION Frank Burns, the world's best one armed cue billlardlst. will, give an exhibition Monday and Tuesday evenings at Sommer's Recreation parlor, starting ecah night at 8 P. M, Shots that hardly seem possible will be a feature to the home boys. After the exhibition, Frank Burns will make fancy shots with both cue and fingers, demonstrating trick shots that seem impossible. Several years ago. Frank visited Hammond ai.d gave his demonstra tion before a very large crowd at Perrln's billiard room and won great applause with his phenomenal work with the cue and ball. ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL VS. THE SOUTH SIDE STARS On Friday May 13, the St. Joseph school will again tackle the well known South Aids Stars. The St. Joseph team one lost to the South Side Stars, but this being due to the bad field they plaved on. This tlm It will be at Harrison Park, and the game will start promptly at 3:15, Manager Koch and Ms team have been practicing hard and will con tinue It this week so that this will be a tight game. Te batterUs for the school will probably be Piros or Koch and Lltz, and for the Stars. Heiser and An derson. Manager Koch has been working very hard 'trying to come in contact with other indoor teams, but has not succeeded as yet. If any team, the players being not older than 15 years of age, wishes games, please call Hammond 659 and ask for Bill, between 7 and 9 except Fridays. The lineup for both team will be: St. Joseph School: A. Schulte, Iss; J. Rauer, cf; F. Lltz. c; A. Drungelo, rf; J. ZeHer, lb; S. LaMantia. If; A. Horvat, rss; J. Donavan, 2b; Wm. Koch, mgr., Sb. p; A. Piros, p. 3b; utility men. A. Koch and G. Adler. Stars: J. Groff, cf; W. Gelsen, rss; J. Jostes. rf ; A. Tollta, 2b; A. Schrieer, If; C. Flnneran, Iss; E. An derson, c; H. Helser. mgr.. p; P. Rice lb-i F. Jonas, 3b. The Stars are sure of a victory, while the school .team objects and says the bacon will be taken home by them. But this Is to be found out next Friday. All the players on the school team are tuned up for a good fight. Uts will put In his appearance be hind the plate and generally does a good Job, while Zeller. the old star, can throw them off at the first sack. J. Donavan, the star second base man, will also do his best. W. Koch or A. Piros will probably pitch, while the remaining one will play on the third corner. Horvat and Schulte will do their best at the two shortstop positions, while LaMantia, Rauer and Drungelo will do their part In the outfield. TWILIGHT LEAGUE SCHEDULE DEDICATE THEIR NEWJL7NIFORMS Jeff Bowers and his club baseball team helped the East Chicago fire men to cristen their brand new uni forms Saturday afternoon at Graver Park. After the ceremonies, which were attended by Fire Chief Smith, Alder man McKenna and other city dig nitaries. Dowers spoiled the after noon for the gallant smoke-eaters by leading bis nine to a 12 to 6 victory over them. Seoond Lieutenant (Chalk) Ma hon, who poses as manager of the fire boys. Is reported to have muffed a number of opportunities that a strategist of the game would have used In gaining a victory. Other worn-out plays that Manager Ma hon Insisted he used are given by men of the team as the reason for their defeat. COMPLETED June June June June Below is the schedule of the Hammond Twilight Baseball League as drawn up at the last meeting. The first team listed In each con test Is the home team and will chose the grounds and furnish; balls. The next meeting 4t the team' representatives will do held May 11. at which time final preparations for the beginning of the schedule will be made. May 16 Chemicals vs Bell. May 17 Simplex vs. Bonus A. C May 18 United Boiler vs. III. CarJ May 23 United Boiler vs. Bell. May 24 Bonus A. C. vs. Chemicals May 2 Illinois Car vs. Simplex. May 31 Simplex vs. United Boiler. June 1 Chemicals vs. Illinools Car. 2 Bell vs. Bonus A. C. 7 Illinois Car vs. Bell. . 8 Bonus A. C vs. United B. 9 Simplex vs. Chemicals. June 18 Bonus A. C vs. Illnols Car. June 14 Chemical vs. United Boiler. June 15 Bell vs. Simplex. June 20 111. Car vs. United Boiler. June 21 Bell vs. Chemicals. June 22 Bonus A. C. vs. Simplex. June 27 Simplex vs. Illinois Car. June 28 Bell vs. United Boiler. June 29 Chemicals vs. Bonos A. CJ July B Illinois Car vs. Chemicals, July 6 Bonus A. C vs. Bell. July 7 United Boiler vs. Simplex, July 11 Chemicals vs. Simplex. July 12 United Boiler vs. Bonus. July 13 Bell vs. Illinois Car. July 19 Simplex Bell. July 20 United Boiler vs. Chemical. July 21 Illinois Car vs. Bonus A. C July 25 Simplex vs. Bonus A. C. July 26 United Boiler vs. ni. Car. July 27 Chemicals vs. Bell. Aug. 1 Bonus A. C. vs. Chemicals 2 Illinois Car vs. Simplex. 3 United Boiler vs. Bell. 3 Chemicals vs. Illinois Car 9 Bell vs. Bonus A. C. Aug. 10 Simplex vs. United Boiler. Aug. 15 Bonus A. C. vs. U. Boiler Aug. 16 Simplex va Chj--als. Aug. 18 Illinois Car va Bell. Aug. 22 Chemical vs. United Boiler Aug. 23 Bonus A. C vs. Illinois Car Aug. 24 Bell vs. Simplex, We nearly had the 5c cigar back again. But the chances are . slim, now that congress is seriously con sidering a permanent continuance of the high duty on Imported to bacco which was clapped on during the war. Former Vice President Marshall made a big hit when he said, "What this country really needs is a good 5c cigar." For the epigram con tained the homely truth that the 5c cigar indicated a return to normalcy all the way along the line and that rents, food, clothing, and prices for amusement might soon return to pre-war conditions. Before the war, the duty oji Su matra tobacco was $1.85 a pound. The emergency war tariff Increased this duty to $2.35 a pound, and the purpose of senators who are sup posed to be acting on behalf of the growers of domestic tobacco in some states, is to have this emerg ency tariff made permanent. Cigar manufacturers say, "It is impossible to make cigars exclusi vely of domestic tobacco that Amer icans will smolce. The tobacco grown in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and other states in which the Industry is carried on, positively requires Sumatra wrapper in order to secure a .blend. Efforts to use American wrappers on cigars with domestic fillers have always failed." Recently some cigar manufact urers, anticipating a return to pre war tariff on tobaccos, have made reductions in the nriees nf rinm.H cigars, but they assert it will be nwHwry lor tnem to raise their prices again if the proposition to make the emergency tariff perma nent is adopted. But even the loss of the "good'" 5c cigar of which Vic Trr!r.t Marshall speaks is perhaps the least serious or tne effects which will follow a continuance of the $2.35 duty on Sumatra wrapper tofcacco. American farmers who ral to. bacco will be first to feel the pres sure if the plan to Increase the intv' Is adopted," said a prominent man ufacturer. "Instead of applauding the senators who are trrlnt- tn Jam through the high tariff tobacco growers wm t,e likely to curse them a year hence. With a $2.35 tariff, we will have either to ra ! a the price of domestic cigars or pay: cm yrx 7 it - n tfy 111 AV vv-j I 1 Morvich, upper right, and three rivals entered tn the Kentucky Derby May 13. Above at left is Billy Dunn. Below are Maxie Mae, left. aadSorf Rider. When the unbeaten Morvich, worthy rival of Man o' War, faces the barrier in the famous Kentucky Derby May 13, he rill face a strong field. Surf Rider, Maxie Mae, Billy Dunn and two or three other youngsters are ready to rive him battk for the $50,000 purse. Fred Bcrlew. the great colt's trainer, ana Jockey McAtee, shown on Mor vich, are confident he can show a clean pair of heels to the field. aowever. less for domestic tobacco. We can- not raise prices without losing business. More cigars were smoked' five years ago than are being smok ed today in this country. So in or-j der to keep prices down and pre vent the cigar business from going entirely to the had we have got to cut cost wherever possible; and the; first cut will necessarily come' on the home grown tobacco. Cigar manufacutrers all over the United States are iplainly worried! over the proposed plan to continue the high tax on Sumatra wrapper.! They are pessimists due to the fact' that they prediot many cigar mak-' ers will be thrown out of employ-j merit, that farmers will receive less money for their tobacco and less to bacco will be sold, that factories will have to be closed and cigar jobbers and retllers will he affect ed. In the end, the government. instead of getting more revenue be cause of increased duty, will get less, for importation will he cut down. "JOCK" GOING WELL. At noon today, "Jock" David Liv ingston had completed 54 hours of hij grind at the Legion Hut on Mas sachusetts St.. in his second Gary attempt to bea. the Ions? distance piano playlns record of 72 hours 9 nunutes, hung up by a French pian ist several years ago. In his first attempt several weeks ago, Livingston was forced to quit when a tape bound around his wrist shut off the blood supply. "Am feeling fine," he told a Times re porter this noon, "and watch m this time. I am going to beat that iccord." If he does he will win a $10,000 prize offered by the London Dally Mall and the London Conservatory of Music. L'.vlngston. as a menibar of the Royal Scots during the V.-onl wa- was decorated three times. He also carries three titles in music, and Is out for the fourth, he says. f-nk ssssir -'wf mm mtms. nil 66 Motlier's Day 99 Aug. Aug. Aug. Aug. Taste b a matter cf tobacco quality We state it aa our honest belief that the tobaccos sscd la Cbeststficld a of floor quality awl hence of better tatte) than ia:rthaT cigarette at the price. l .:, s,;v iff ) -v Major League Clubs Standing AMERICAN LCAGtl T7 L CIGARETTES f 7ltr&.V end Demeatio tobaccos blsnded 15 14 11 10 9 New York St. Louis ...... ,.,.. Cleveland Chicago Boston , Philadelphia Washington 8 Detroit ...,,,.,..,.. T Teats?) Heavlta Chicago. i Detroit. 7, St. Louis, 10 j Cleveland. . New Tork, t Washington, 1. No other games played, WATTOHAL IdRAQUn yr L 19 10 n 14 14 Jet, .en .3 .884 .l0 .604 .4S .364 .3? New Yorfc 1 Chicago ... ...,.. 13 1J 10 10 7 s s so IS 11 IS ret, .ioa .soq ,"1 ,80Q .804 .353 J7I 8t. Louis .. Brooklyn Plttsgurga Cincinnati Philadelphia Bostn Tetrdr3 Kesalta Pittsburgh, lit Chicago, 0, New York. 6j Philadelphia, 0, St. Louis. Si Cincinnati, 8. Boston. 4; Brooklyn, 3, HAMMOND JUNIORS BEAT LIBERTY A .0 The Hammond Juniors won thelrl fifth straight victory when theyj romped away with tho Liberty A, C.,! who claim to have won the JJ31j cnampionehlii. The game w play d at H. A. A. Sunday, Lissof pitched In mid-season form mowing only T hit and walking none, The Juniors collected it hH, with Conger and lisoCf eacto getting tares, carrel also starred at hat with a double. - I Jack pitched tor tbe Liberties, butl due to laok of support was badlyi mauled. He struck out 10 and vavJ two walks. Deetfna- waa tbe bla-! Sunday, May 14, is Mothers' Day. It's pay Hay for her. The job of being an indulgent mother and a good wife has required all her mental and physical resources in training the children and operating the home. Now that she has served so long and so faithfully, let's make this Mothers' Day a real pay day for her one that will earn her dividends of happiness the re mainder of her days. Let a Grand Piano be the real beginning of the days of appreciation for Her. t is the instrument whose beauty and tone electrifies the home atmosphere as a great orator electrifies his audience. ! The Grands start at $635. There are four leading makes they are so ex ceptionally good, she will be perfectly satisfied with any choice you make. The Terrng r Just come in and select the instrument you i like best and we'll deliver any hour you specify. Terms are as low as $50 down and $2.50 per week. rTB vj- i'e i i rf-i jt T y a traube Piano aod Musi c company 631 Hohman Street, Hammond V her with the stick for the Liberties,: J