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BMi Johiuon First to Pick
Up Arms Against Baseball
Commissioner He Lost
Be. HENRY L. FARRELL
.(VisitedPress Sports Editor.).
New York, Dec. 23 (United Press)
-No sq long ago when Judge Landis
named commissioner and put in
charge of organized baseball, the
niajor league club owners thumped
him Verbally on the back and shout,
ed''Long live the commissioner!"
SeVeral old timers within bearing
distance remarked that they were all
strong then for Landis, but they cau
"Wait till baseball gets back on
its feet. They'll be after him as strong
anii a heavy as they are for him now.
He's bound to step on someone's
The record of Landis on the bench
and in public life wag held up, how
ever, as indicating that he liked to
fight and if the magnates chose to
battle him, that he would fight.
It dldnt' take long for the prophesy
of the skeptics to be fulfilled. Ban
Johnson, president of the league, was
the first to pick up arms against the
commissioner a|g$ he lost
Who loses next will be interesting
to watch. It's a cinch Landis won't
because he's too much of a fighter to
quit and ne's too Big and capable
for any one living off baseball to
Johnson went about his campaign
against the commissioner in a petty
little attempt at annoyance.
He wanted to make the commis
sioner look cheap and Landis. made
him look cheaper by simply ignoring
him even to the point of refusing to
mention his name.
Johnson has been a fighter in base,
ball for a good many years and be
was the cza? until Harry Frafcee came
into the possession: of the.Boston Red
Sox. Johnson then lOst the friend
ship of the,man who made him in
baseball, Carles Comisky, and finally
he secured the hostility of two of the
biggest men in BaseballColonels
Ruppert and Huston, the owners of
the New York Yankees.
The. American league was then di
vided into factions, with .Detroit,
Washington* Philadelphia, Cleveland
arid $t. Louis against Boston, Chisa
go arid New York.
This five to three spilt pulled
Johnson through the crisis he faced
ih the Mays case, but it Weakened hi
prestige, so that his fiver
clubs were unable to present enough
opposition to forestall the movement
started and pushed by the national
league, to secure Judge Landis as
the commissioner of baseball:
Naturally Johnson, relieved of his
regal robes, has never felt kindly to.
ward Landis and he started after him
/'During the world's series," Com
misioner Landis told a group of base
ball writers ih Louisville, "the major
leagues had a joint meeting in New
York Wheri I took office I had in.
tended that the joint meetings should
be alternated between New York and
Chicago and I had planned to call the
ever, when tne president o tne Amer
ican league volunteered tne iniorma
tion triat ne would call nis CIUD own
ers to a meeting in iN'ew korK, I
changed my plans and sent out no
tices ihat tne meeting should be held
"Tttis arrangement called for the
National league meeting on Dec. \z,
the American league meeting on Dec.
13, and the joint meeting on Dec. 14
ail in New York.
Johnson then notified his club own.
ers that they would meet ih Chicago
on Dec. 13 and that they would'hoid
ho: joint meeting with the National
league, although it was ordered ty
Landis was asked about it and in
his characteristic fashion hesaid:
'"I have called "that, meeting ior
New York and it will be held there
whether any one comes or not."
Johnson's faithful five went hack
on him. Detroit, Philadelphia and
Cleveland told him he was wrong and
he had to reverse himself, again and
call the" meeting in New York.
Next to Landis Johnson boasted of
being the biggest man in baseball and
when hie failed to "get" the "Squire"
it looks like the "Squire"!will stay a
BERNARD KIRK MICHIGAN
STAR DIBS THIS. MORNING
(By Un*4 Vmi)
Bernard Kirk, star'Oniversity of
^Michigan football player, died
*here this morning.
Racing: Meeting of Jetfferosn
Parish Pair Association, at New Or
i leans. Meeting of Cuba-American
Jockey dub, at Havana. Meeting,
*of Tijuana' Jocky Club, at Tijuana.
Boxing: Panama joe Cans vs.
Andy 'Palmer, 1 2 rounds, at New
I York. Jimmy /Carrol:
vs. Ben Pbht*
y&v, 12T roWds at New York.
JCBIBK FOR THE PIONEER
If the refreee is unable to deter
mine which player touched the ball
before it went out of bounds, what
is the proper way of continuing the
The referee should put the ball in
play by selecting a spot about three
feet within the court at right angles
to where the ball crossed the line and
toss it up, as if putting the ball in
play in the
When the score is tied at the close
of the regular playing time what is
the proper procedure to break the
Without any delay the referee
shall continue play for another five
minute period or as many such five
minute periods as is necessary to
break the tie The teams shall con
tinue to use the same baskets with
which they started the second half.
The ball shall be put into play at the
center at te start of each period.
Who decides whether or not a goal
has been properly made? Who de
cides when the ball is dead?
Both plays are under the jurisdic
tion of the umpire-
When the ball is awarded to a
laye to be put into play after hav
ing gone out of bounds what are the
rights of the player?
If the player holds the ball -for
more than five Seconds before putting
it into play, the ball goes to an op
ponent out of bounds.
If a spectator should interfere with
the ball or basket while the ball is
on the edge or in the basket what is
the proper decision?
A goal should be allowed whether
it is made or not and the ball shall
again be put in play at the center.
Has the referee the right to grant
a free trial for goal if after a de
cision some player conducts himself
in an unsportsmanlike manner?
The referee! certainly has the
right to give the opposing team a free
trial for goal for such conduct on the
part of a player.
The following games have been
scheduled for the Firemen's basket
ball team, several of which, how
ever, are only tentative. Others
will be added as they are arranged:
Dec. 27Crookston at Crookston.
Dec 28 and 29St. Thomas All
Stars at Bemidji.
January 3LaCrosse at Bemidji.
January 4LaCrosse at Bemidji.
Jan. 5Two Harbors All'-StarV at
Every farm woman in Minnesota
has been invited to attend! the an
nual convention of the Minnesota
Farm Bureau Federation which is to
be held in St. Paul during the first
week, of January.
January 8 and 9--Denve Tiger* at pany the team, since the trip can be
January 11Crookston at Crooks?
January 15BaJlentinWs (Minn
eapolis) at Bemidji.-'
January 16BaHentines (Minn
eapolis) at Bemidji.
January 19Crookston at Be
January 29 and 30Norton's
Globe Trotters (Minneapolis) at Be
Jan. 31Grand Rapids at Be
DOINGS OF THE DUFFS
Helen Picks A Safe Place
THE OLD HOME TOWN
SARAH P6*80DY WILL. /*AKE
LIFE MISERABLE STRn0H\
A UNTIL, SHE fcEcerves THE
^PfeEK5riT SHIPMENT SUES EXPgCTyN^
Defeat Here i ijping
Ranes' Collar Bone Cracked
His Removal Said to. Have
GIVES BEMIDJI CREDIT
FOR KEEPING SCORE LOW
Crookston Now Preparing for
Secbnd Clash with Firemen
There Next Wednesday
Many. Bemidji basketball fans wall
undoubtedly be interested in the
Crookston Daily Times' account of
the basketball game played here be
tween Company M. of Crookston and
the Bemidji Firemen last Wednesday
night. For that reason the account
of the game .carried in Thursday's
issue of the^Daily Times is reprinted
here. The account was not received
far time' for use Friday.
The Firemen are to play Crookston
on the Polk County floor next Wed
nesday night and it is expected that
a Targe mimber of fans will accom-
.pnaHe. in the late afternoon, returning
home in the early morning
Crookston'3 account of the game
"Company M., Crookston's crack
basketball team, suffered its first de
feat of the season at Bemidji last
night, the Bemidji Firemen winning
19 to 11. Both teams entered the
game with clean slates and a deter
mination to keep them clean. Crook
ston, however, suffered a severe loss
when on the second play of the game
Max Raines, star forward, suffered
a fractured collar bone. Croojcston
was demoralized by the loss and Be
midji started a rally shooting three
baskets in quick succession. At the
end of the first half the score was
Bemidji 11, Crookston 4.. Crookston
had been able to make only one field
goal in the first period, the other two
YHE BEMIDJI DAILY PIONEER
points coming from free throws made
^Shorty .Barrett, former St.
Thomas college athlete and captain
and coach of the Bem4djians, Was the
main reason for the Bemidjian's vic
tory. He gave himself the task of
guarding Captain Haaveh, Crokston's
forward and usually high point win
ner. In last night's game, however,
Haaven wag held scoreless, in the
meantime,- hovewer, Ben Sampson
was fighting hard to take his team
mates in the lead and made nine of
the gunner's points* The other two
points were made by-.Weber after rhe
went into the game following Raines'
Raines Injured Early
Raines' collar bone was cracked in
the first few minutes of play. Shortly
after the opening tip-off a personal
foul was called on Adair., Bemidji
center. Sampson was given two, free
throws and made them' both good,
giving Crookston a 2 to 0 lead- On the
nexfe tip-off, Raines went after the
ball only to have Barrett come crash
ing into his shoulder. Showing ex
treme gamenesst despite tne painful
injury Raines continued in the game
but when he again took his position
at center he found he could not raise
his arm.. He again tried to continue
but was forded to retire' and' Weber
was, sent into forward position with
Sampson going to center.
"Besides Barrett at guard 'Red'
Plummer, elongated forward for Be
midji was the star of the game. Plum
mer showed considerable speed in
slipping into Crookston's territory
and tied Sampson for high score.
Plummer and Sampson both shot
three field goals, and three free
throws. Plummer, however, made on
ly three out of six attempts while
Sampson made three out of as many
shots "by the free throw route.
Rough 'Game Played
The game was extremely-rough al
though only two, foals Were called on
.the Firemen' while six were called on:
Crookstpn A large crowd attended
the huge TBemiaji arm-,
bry was jamm&d. AU^ J
"Crookston today .stopped off at
Mcintosh whe*e ,Ue soldiers will play
a second game with the Independeuter
there tonight, After that they will
start intensive preparations to wipe
out the sting of -Bemidji'a victory
when a retyr^rgaine is played here
next Wednesday-night Despite their^
defeat and tne fact that Bemidji held1
the: Crookston champions to the low
est score hrtwo years, Crookston fans
who saw last nighfs game and the
players themselves are confident they^
can defeat the Firemeri when they
Game In Detail
For two"minutes last' night the
Firemen, and .Soldiers battled .for su
premacy. Then Referee Dietrich
fouled Adair of Bemidji in Crook
ston's zone. Sampson' shot both free
throws.. On the next play Raines Was
injured no one knew how seriously
and tn*e game continued. Three min
utes elapsed and then Beniidji start
ed its. fast work. The Firemen made
three baskets in rapid succession'.
Sampson.added to Crookston's score
and tippedv in a ghort one, It was at
this stage of the game that Ramps
found he could not lift his right arm
and Weber went into, the game. He
was fouled almost immediately and
Plummer made the free thrown Be
midji.added two more points and'gar
nered another just before the gun
ended thecal!'.. ,-s
"Scorekeeper Trainer protestedthe
last basket declaring that the gun
failed to explode but his protest was
Crookston came back fightirig in
the final period and Sampson made
two pretty baskets early ih the second
half. Bemidji called for time in an
effort to stem the rally. The move:
was successful and Bemidji took the
offensive. Plummer, Jueb and Phlbbs.
of Bemidji each-.made^a basket, iit
quick succession. -The baskets ended
the scoring for Bemidji' from' -the
floor. Plummer added two pointsfor
his tekni by free throws. Weber add
ed two points for Crookston by'a
pretty field basket and Sampson
made another point with a freethrow/
LEGEND OF THE MISTLETOE
Yuletide Bough Was Responsible for
Death of Balder, Son of Odin,
an Old Story.-
The treacherous Loake immediately
procured a branch of the-mistletoe,
and entering the assembly of gods pre
sented an arrow made from it to blind
Heda, with the words'^Balder is be
fore thee. Shoot!" He shot and Balder
fell, pierced and slain.1'-'
And countless thousands have since
been "slain" and will be slain'for ages
to come with ^darts" from the "mlstle.
SUBSCRIBE FOft tSE PIONEER
Mr. Silverbktt, the ^ell-*
HE mistletoe bough, ac
cording to an old Scandi
navian legend, was respon
sible for the death of
Balder, the son of Odin,
and the God of Eloquence and Poetry.
Having informed his mother, Eriga,
that a dream had warned him of his
imminent death the invoked all the
powers of earthfire, air, earth and
wuter (including all animals and
plants)-to c^me to his: jresctie. In. the
combats of the gods, therefore, he
found himself ua^njuredi
"But L6aS, Tifs ueadly^ ehernJt, was'prs
determined to discover the secret of
his Invulnerability,"and" by judiciously
flattering Friga, anil praising *he
progess-of her son, obtained from trer
the reason. But, she foolishly told him,
there was one feeble little shoot she
had not thought It necessary to in
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TURDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1922
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ipirit of service which is tEei^u1:
of the total.
is the Christmas spirit materialized,'^epirtt
of^Kindness, Justice, Equity' and f*ir 0etlin|^^j
the spirit which gives body toithe^olden-fitole.
The spirit of service is ever present^ in. ''ufc'*
policies' of the Standard Oil Connpany
The spirit of service is a principle which
radiates naturally from the management^and
through every fibre and unit of the organization.
Such a spirit is essential inai)ig BiuWtteisifine Work'
it is designed to dp be comprehensiVe^h Wscope.
It provides proper compensation for men and
women who have grown old in the service.
It provides pleasant working conditions, for
employes. .-i :y i
It, a plan. whereby entpkye may be
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fortkble feeling of independence, thereby
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happyV contented femlly'^f ^000 employdes^ is
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It is this spirit of service animating the ehtjre.
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