Tuesday. May 9, 1922.
GREAT MORVICH TO FACE REAL OPPOSITION IN DERBY
5 CENT CIGAR
Strong Kouts Team Takes
Hammond K. C. By
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.
.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
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
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.
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.
Jeff Bowers and his club baseball
team helped the East Chicago fire
men to cristen their brand new uni
forms Saturday afternoon at Graver
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
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
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
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:
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tfy 111 AV vv-j
Morvich, upper right, and three rivals entered tn the Kentucky Derby
May 13. Above at left is Billy Dunn. Below are Maxie Mae, left.
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.
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
"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
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.
Taste b a matter cf
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
f 7ltr&.V end Demeatio tobaccos blsnded
St. Louis ...... ,.,..
Detroit ...,,,.,..,.. T
Chicago. i Detroit. 7,
St. Louis, 10 j Cleveland. .
New Tork, t Washington, 1.
No other games played,
New Yorfc 1
Chicago ... ...,.. 13
8t. Louis ..
Pittsburgh, lit Chicago, 0,
New York. 6j Philadelphia, 0,
St. Louis. Si Cincinnati, 8.
Boston. 4; Brooklyn, 3,
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.
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
rf-i jt T y a
traube Piano aod
631 Hohman Street, Hammond
her with the stick for the Liberties,:
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