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THE TIMES: TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 1920
I . NEWS BY WIRE --ALL SORTS OF SPORTS -LIVE LOCAL GOSSIP 7. 1
a 1 1 i iii i iii i i sacnaas j 11 ; i ,- '
Insure Babe Ruth
In $ 1 50,000 Policy
New York American Owners Take Steps to Guard Against
. Loss In Case Slugger Is Taken HI or Injured
During Season
NO BALL PARK
IN WORCESTEI
FOR THIS YEAR
The Eastern League has still an
other stumbling block to overcome
i before it Anally gea set on the 1920
pennant race. A situation has arisen
in Worcester that promises to give
the magnates of that city a few an
xious and busy moments. The ball
park that has been used by the
Boosters for years past has been se
cured by a real estate agent in that
city and, according to the present
, outlook, the park will not be turned
iover this year to the Worcester Base
ball club.
Manager Johnny Mc-Mahon, who
also owns part of the club, says that
"Worcester will play baseball, though,
if the games have to be fought out
'on the Commons. He doesn't know
,yet whether he can secure the old
ball field again.
Zbyszko Secures His
Chance to Come Back
And Regain Laurels
New York. March 23. When Stan
islaus Zbyszko enters the ring next
Monday night at the Seventy-first
Regiment Armory it will mean the
lirst appearance of the Polish giant
in this city since pre-war days. In
bis debut Zbyszko will tackle John
Olin, the giant Knn, a grappler who
possesses considerable strength and
is sure to give the Pole a hard battle.
The appearance of Zbyszko will be
awaited with great interest. For
many years he was the greatest ana
best known wrestler in the country
excepting Frank Gotch. Gptch, who
possessed the iitle, was the only man
able to pin Zbyszko's shoulders to the
mat. This defeat was mostly due to
1hc fact that Zbyszko was more of a
Graeco - Roman grappler than a
catch-as-catch-can style wrestler, the
style at wbich Gotch was a phenom.
'Zbyszko returned to his home in
Poland six years ago, was taken pris
oner by the Russians and for four
.'-ears was located at Warsaw,
i .Tim Londos, the Greek champion,
will wrestle Demetral the same even
ing in a return match. Londos is con
fident that he again can down the
former champion.
PITCHERS CAN'T
USE RESIN ON
HANDS OR BALL
:ew York, March 23.---.President'
3ohn A. Keydler of the National
League yesterday received a letter
from Ulmipire Bill Klem, who has been
touring the Southern training camps
instructing -the pitchers in. the new
rules. Klem sent the information that
many of the old-time pitchers had
asked that they be permitted to carry
resin dust in the pockets of their uni
forms, to he used only to dry the tips
of their fingers before delivering the
ball.
Umpire Klem agrees with the play
ers that the use of resin for the pur
pose of drying the finger tips does not
violate the rule which prohibits the
use of foreign substances to aid freak
deliveries.
The new rules, however, prohibit the
use of resim on the cover of the ball,
bo President Heydler believes that tbi
pitchers should also foe prohibited from
using it on the finger tips.
President Heydler said yesterday
that he did not favor the use of resin
for any purpose whatever and he also
Htated that, if the old-timers wer
permitted the use of the dust to drj
their fingers, it would op?n a way for
the pitchers to use other substances in
their pockets. As it is the spirit of
the rules to do away entirely with
anything which aids the pitchers in
delivering the ball, they will have to
get accustomed to pitching without
the resin before the. season opens.
GIANTS HAM
BALL AMD BEAT
RED SOX GLU
Wichita Falls. Tex.. .March 22. The I
Giants recovered their batting eyes
yesterday and took : - second game
"in their series with the Red Sex. The
ecore was 14 to S. A crowd of 6.000
from this oil boom country attended.
It would have taken superlative
pitching to stop the Giants, for thes
were in one of those batting moods
whkrh long have made them feared by
even the greatest hurlers. But the
variety of pitching served up by the
Boston men who occupied the mound
Was far from the major league stand
ard. On the other hand, Phil Douglass
and Rube Benton, except for a poor
inning by each were effective.
Douglass did not allow a hit until
the fourth inning. In the fifth he let
up altogether and allowed four hits,
one of them a home run by Mike
Menosky. with the result that the Red
Sox broke into the scoring with five
runs. The Giants already had scored
12, and the game, looked like a farce
Karr, Leasure and Harbdrrow, all
recruits, pitched for the Red Sox. De
vine, the catcher from Fittsfield of the
Eastern league, caught well fat the
Jacksonville, Fla, March 23 The
New York American League baseball
club has completed arrangements to
take out Jt&O.OOO insurance on its star
slugger, Babe Ruth. The idea was
considered during the winter, but has
just Deen carriea out. xne uoui auuc
is for life, illness and accident. What
with premium, salary and purchase
price Ruth is indeed an expensive
luxury, but a few home runs with the
bases filled will be worth it. And the
Babe is the boy to make them if any
body can.
The only training the Yankee regu
lars bad yesterday was listening to
the fall of rain drops, and if they
were so inclined, poker chips. The
recruits performed their daily stunt,
but by the time scheduled for the reg
ulars to harness up it was raining, and
Miller Huggins regretfully declared a
holiday for the afternoon.
Huffy Lewis celebrated his first real
day in caap by donning his uniform
and doing some easy warming up
with the Rookies. He is much lighter
than he was when The season closed
last year, and, although his arm is not
entirely healed, believes he can start
at hard training very soon. He spent
some time in batting practice, as the
report that the Yanks aren't hitting
seems to have reached the Coast.
Lewis hasn't signed yet, and there
is quite a difference of opinion be
tween him and the club as to what his
salary should be, but he is to hold
a conference with Col. Huston and
Miller Huggins soon and the belief is
that a settlement will be reached.
Yacht Racing Will
Be Held at Cowes
London, March 23. The famous
"Cowes week" is to be revived in its
entirety this summer, and the Royal
Yacht Squadron will hold races on
August 3, 4, 5, and 6. The King and
Queen expect to be present on board
the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert.
It may be recalled that the King
offered a gold cup for competition at
the Cowes Regatta of 1914 which was
abandoned at the eleventh hour
owing to the war. This cup will now
be offered for a race confined to
yachts owned by members of the
Royal Yacht Squadron.
"King George intends to race his
cutter Britannia during the coming
season and the famous boat may be
expected to figure prominently in the
Cowes Resatta; which was neces
sarily suspended during the war,"
was the authorized statement made
at a meeting cf the Yacht Racing
Association by Major Hunloke, one
of the King's grooms-in-waiting and J
his adviser in yachting matters.
Word comes from Scotland that
the Yacht Meteor, the last of the
three boats oC that name owned by
the ex-Ka.iscr, which was purchased
by V. Rehar, a British carpet mer
chant, may compete with King
George's yacht Britannia in the Clyde
regatta this summer.
Ambitious plans for the practical
encouragement . of sports among the
people of Knglancl are projected bv
the British Olympic Association
which has announced its program in
connection with an appeal to the
public for funds required to send a
team to the International meet at
Antwerp.
There are too many spectators of
sport in England and too few play
ers," asserts the Association in its
statement.
"The reason is obvious. The coun
try is pitifully lacking in playing
fields. In providing and improving
grounds, club houses, etc., a very
large sum might fruitfully be spent
During the year 1920 it will at least
be possible to lay the foundation of
an organization for this purpose. This
the British Olympic Council proposes
to do, and to develop the work itself
in the intervals between the Olym
pic games'
Padcrewski is said to be in fear of
a plot to assassinate him.
l
Notes Of Armory Bouts
yimiiiiiiii
By Les Lev.
All corking good bouts last nights. '
All went to a decision and a winner
was returned at the end of each bout.
The only reason Proto got the decision
over O'Connor was because the loser
was an out-of-town boy.
Palmer fought the best bout of a
lifetime last night. And he did not
have an easy time of it, either. Bud
took a bad beating but that did not
stop him from winning.
Too bad that there "was only a
small crowd to see a splendid show.
It takes an organized club like the
Crashos to get a big crowd.
During the third bout Timekeeper
O'Connor's gong began to get sick.
It could barely be heard at all. But
don't falter people, Al Ketchel came
to the rescue with a hammer. ext.
time. Michael, use Palmer's head. It
is tough and hard. Ask Ketchel and
Lawson, they know.
Something unusual happened at the
smoker. Billy Hogan did riot make a
single announcement for a coming
smoker. Wonder what the trouble
was.
The Hannon-Isaacs affair was a
real' burlesque. The only time that
the - New Havener would fight was.
when Hannon would hit him in .the
bread basket. And when Isaacs .open
ed up he fought like a bulldog and.
he made Hannon fight hard. The
only trouble was that Isaacs did. not
open up much.
He covered up about
three-fourths, of the time.
i Isaacs was in a bad condition
I tie last round but the local boy could
Promoters Swamp Carpenticr On Arrival
But Manager Of French Champion Is
Mot Ready To Sign Up Yet
COACH NIGKALL
picks out men
FOB YAL
DC
lit
New Haven, March 23 After trials
on the "harbor yesterday afternoon
Guy Nickalls picked a first varsity
crew which will row against Penn
sylvania in the first race of the season
on the Schuylkill a week from Satur
day. ' Payson and Driscoll, who rowed in
the crew which defeated Harvard on
the Thames last year, were omitted
from the varsity. They will be utility
men with the squad and will go along
to Philadelphia. Both are good men
and as the season goes on will give
some of the regulars in the first and
second boats trouble in holding their
places. Ward Cheney, captain of last
year's freshman crew, also failed to
And a place in either of the boats for
the first race.
The first boat win be stroked by
Capt. Churchill Peters. The other
members of the varsity will be No. 7,
Ellis of last year's freshman crew;
No. 6, Love joy; No. 5. Flagg of last
year's second varsity; No. 4, Schief
flin; No. 3, McHenry; No. 2, Moulton;
bow, Phil Allen; coxswain, Carson.
Beside the regatta with Pennsylva
nia, in which two crews will be enter
ed, the schedule this year is made up
of a race against Columbia April 24
on the Housatonic at Derby; a trian
gular race with Cornell and Princeton
May 15 at Princeton, and the final
races with Harvard June 25 at "New
London.
Battling Levinsky Is
Winner Over Benedict
New York, March 23. Battling Le
vinsky outpointed Al Benedict in an
eight round bout at the West Hobo
ken. A. C, in West Ho'boken last night.
Both mixed it up freely and were tired
boxers at the end.
In one of the. semi-final bouts,
Jimmy O'Brien, the Of heavyweight
champion of Ireland, knocked out Al
Roduit in the second round. There
was plenty of action as O'Brien was
dropped for the count of nine three
times and Roduit four times before
the end came. In another eight round
bout. Jimmy Carter outpointed Tommy
Goodman.
Erne and Joe Gans
Fought Great Bout
Frank Erne defeated Joe Gans in
12 rounds at New York twenty years
ago today. This bout between the
little Swiss boxer and the clever ne
gro was for the , lightweight title, then
held by Erne. There was a great
deal of feeling between the two fight
ters, and their friends and many
young fortunes were wagered on the
issues.
Charley White was rereree. in
cleverness and generalship the men
were about evenly matched but Joe
showed a lack of gameness in that
contest.
During the first eight rounds Gans
had the shade, but after that the
Buffalo boy assumed the aggressive,
and in the 12th round he knocked
Joe against the ropes. While trying to
escape from his tight position Gans
and Erne accidentally butted each
other with their heads, and. strange
to say, the black boy got the worst
of it. One of his eyes was closed.
j and. declaring that he couldn't
Gans refused to fight any longer. A
couple of years later Gans met Erne
and won the title with a single
punch in the first round.
Senator Iodge and Sir Oliver Lodge
have just discovered that they are
scions of the same family, a branch
of which settled
Massachusetts in
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not put him away. Isaacs' peculiar
style of defence made him last the
four rounds. Hannon has yet to learn
a lot about boxing. He could have fin
ished his opponent if he knew a little
science.
Hannon has fought three times at
j the Armory A. A. and each time he
' has been returned victor. Packey has
I had each of his men almost out but
! he could not knock him out. Hannon
I has two wicked arms he has yet to
! develop a knockout punch.
There was a long wait between
bouts and the fans became restless.
The first bout started at 9 p. m.
In the opener George Proto chased
Terry O'Connor all over the ring but
he could not hurt him
Terry lasted
the four rounds.
A wrestling bout (?) between twa
good friends was held before the box,
ing bouts. Barney Tash defeated Bil.
Zinke in a seven-minute bout.
Tasi
could have thrown Zinke several time
but did not want to do it.
i Among
those present: TobJ
owens, uonnie Lewis, joe JKiuiviniii,
the Boxing Commission, Tommy Shea
a lot of cops and the boxers, who
i don't mean anything.
Owens,
Andy Parker refereed in fine style.
If there is a man in this fair city ol
ours " who is heart and soul for
Bridgeport that man is Andy Parker.
; The only reason Proto and Mack won
.vas because they were fighting boys
j who did not come from Bridgeport.
in ' Andy's monisker should be "Be For
I Bridgeport
Parker.
New York, March 23 Georges Car
pentier, heavyweight boxing cham
pion of Europe, who served France
in the world war as an aviator, ar
rived here today on the steamship
Savoie and was cordially welcomed by
a throng of sporting enthusiasts and
an enthusiastic delegation from the
French colony. He was accompanied
by his 17 year old bride and his
manager, Francois DesCamps.
It is expected that Carpentier will
sign a contract to meet Jack Demp
sey for the heavyweight champion
ship of the world during his stay in
this country. Many promoters hate
made tempting offers but Manager
DesCamps has not yet indicated his
probable decision. Carpentier wili
be entertained here for several day3
and then will make a trip to the Pa
cic coast.
The Frenchman will display his
charms in a moving picture serial
while on the coast. It is hoped that
he does not have such hard luck as
befell Jack Dempsey after the cham
pion went into the movies.
A letter from Jack Kearns to a
friend in New York states, in speak
ing of Carpentiers coming, that he
has not signed with any promoter in
regard to a bout between Carpentier
and Dempsey. This, it would seem,
leaves the field wide open to the best
bidder and the million-dollar prom
isers may begin to chirp all over
again.
Tex Rickard and 57 other varieties
of promoters were on hand when the
steamer arrived. It is generally un
derstood that Rickard has the inside
track when it comes to staging- the
Dempsey-Carpentier bout, as the
famous promoter is believed to have
an understanding with Carpentier.
But if Dempsey is found guilty of
the slacker charge it is doubtful if he
would be allowed to fight in this
country.
Bud Palmer Defeats
Lawson in Fast Bout
at Armory A. A. Smoker
Although lie was up against a tough
opponent in Jack Larson of Ne-
York, Bud Palmer of this city was
given the decision in the star 'bout at
the Armory A. A. smoker last night.
bawson started m the first round as
if he would knock Palmer for a goal
hut the local boy made a strong show
ins after that and was entitled to the
honors.
Younsr Mack of Hartford displayed
more abi 1 i t y t han You ng Wiallac e
New (Haven and was entitled to the
decision. Packe.y Hannon of this city
met a hard proposition in Sidney
I-saacs of New Haven but Harmon
won by a slight margin. George Proto
of New Haven won from Terry CXCon
nor of Hartford in the opener.
BENNY VALGER
SIGNS TO MEET
KILBANE AGAIN
New York, March 23. Benny Val
ger, the self-styled "French Flash,"
is still laboring under the delusion
that he is a, featherweight despite
the fact that he en-tered the ring for
his recent racket in Newark with.
Johnny Kifbane at 124 3-4 pounds,
his lowest possible weight. Although
he was awarded the popular decision
over the urbane Forest City politician
on the occasion of their previous
m eeting. Benny evi den try isn ' t con
tented with the result. He is obsessed
with the notion that he can separate
Kiibane from his title with a ten
second wallop, particularly in a
twelve or fifteen round affair.
However, in view of the fact that
Kiibane will not consent to an argu
ment of such extended duration, Joe
i Jacobs, the loquacious manager of
i vawsei, nxeu ms auiusrapn on me
I specified line of a contract last night
calling for his protege to mix things
with Kiibane in a six-rounder at the
National League Park, Philadelphia,
on June 7. Ieo Rains, the prominent
Quaker City sporting man, will stage
the affair.
Thus far Kiibane hasn't signed the
articles for the racket, although it is
said that he has promised Rains to
accept the match.
Valger does not intend to park his
gloves in cold storage until the night
of June 7. He will fight himself into
shape for the Kiibane bout. Three
bouts, billed to be fought to more or
It3b uci-iaive uetiiuna m.. muiILIl,
have already been consummated, and
Jacobs announces that he is negotia
ting for several others for the month
of April.
TO RiS VIVE HAND SPINNING.
New York, March 23 A national
movement to revive hand spinning
and weaving of linen to relieve th
acute linen shortage has been launch
ed by the newly organized society for
the revival of home industry and do
; mestlc artj it was announced today.
More than 250 spinning wheels have
been collected from homes and an
tique shops by the association, which
proposes to form chapters in all sec
tions of the United States. Exper)
suiujieia tuu. uauu jvuu, nvavcio
i mostly immigrants from Russia, wit
be engaged in the work and in th
instruction of novices.
PROPRIETORS FINED.
Roeco Germmi, of 800 Hallett
street and Albert Fox. of 717 Central
avenue, both poolroom proprietors,
who were arrested yesterday for al-
lowing minors to loiter in their places
of business, were arraigned h the city
court this morning. Gernimi was fined
anil I'ox $10.
All of the candidates agree to re-
j duce the cost of living, but none of
them agree to resign and let some
one else try it in case they are un-
t successful.
WHELAN IS
HARVARD'S NEW
ATHLETIC COACH
Cambridge, Mass., March 23 The
Harvard Athletic Association, in an
effort to crown Crimson efforts in
track athletics with the successes
which have met football under the
Haughton system and hockey under
the Windsor regime, yesterday signed
contract with Dr. Charles Whelan
of Boston to act as supervisor of
track athletics at Harvard for a term
of years.
The Harvard management desires
to build its track system from the
bottom up and has obtained Dr. Whe
lan for this purpose. It was said at
Harvard last night that his coming
would not disturb William ("Pooch")
Donovan as track coach. Instead, Dr.
Whelan's work will have to do with
the less proficient material which he
will grade and endeavor to develop
along lines of his own. For the pur
pose of coaching successfully hi
charges the doctor will introduce the
motion picture to demonstrate the
right and wrong way of doing what
he is teaching.
Dr. Whelan is a Dartmouth gradu
ate, class of 1901, where he took part
in track athletics as a shot putter and
broad jumper and also in football.
Later he coached at Volkmann school.
where for five seasons he developed
champion schoolboy teams from a
small number of boys.
Among these athletes were Reggie
Foster, who captained the 1911 team
at Harvard, and Herb Jacques, a dis
tance runner and cross-country cap
tain. x
For 11 years Dr. Whelan was in
charge of football at Tufts, and while
not actinsr as head coach last fall
helped considerably in the develop
ment of the team. He is a practicing
physician with offices in Hingham and
Boston.
Harvard Oarsmen All
Over Six Feet Tall
Cambridge, Maiss., March 23. Har
vard's eight-oared crew is the biggest
in weight and stature of any on rec
ord here, according to statistics com
piled yesterday. The oarsmen aver
age 1 S3 pounds in weight and 6 feet 2
inches in height.
I. M. Sedgwick and Lewis McOagg
are the giants of the crew, each
weighing 195 pounds and standing 6
feet 4 inches tall. Captain Wendell
Davis, who is the lightest member,
weighs 156 pounds and is 6 feet 1 inch
in height.
BROOKLYN CLUB
CLAIMING BEST
PITCHING STAFF
Jacksonville, March 23. The
Dodgers' pitchers are nearing mid-
season form and next season the staff
of twirlers which Manager Robbie
will carry around the circuit will be
among the best, if not the best, in
either league.
The rotund leader is famous for
developing and handling slabsters
and this spring he has devoted much
of his time to getting the hurlers into
tip-top shape. If the , three games
that have been ; played- against the
Yanlis in the South may . be taken as
a criterion, the batters who " will have
to face Brooklyn's pitching next sum-
mer may encounter difficulty in solv
ing their offerings when hits mean
runs.
; In the set of battles with the
j American Leaguers the Dodger pitch
i ers have shewn at their best when
Yankees were on the base paths. Not
I even such sluggers as Babe Ruth and
! "Wall-v PiriT havp been able to come
nprn. wifh a flq.ma.dntr base hit.
The. only member of the Yanks who
has slashed out a timely safe hit is
Roger Peckinpaugh, who in the
eighth inning of the first game hit a
two-bagger, which scored Gleich
from second. That was the only run
batted in by the Yanks with a safe
,vaiiop
Gene Timriey After
Match With Willie
Meehan of Coast Fame
Efforts are being made to bring
"Willie Meehan on from the Pacific
Coast for a bout with Gene Tunney
at Jersey City next month. Meehan
has been offered $2,500 for the bout
and is ready to accept as soon as he
receives transportation.
Matching Tunney with the con
queror of Jack Dempsey seems to be
a rather hasty proceeding, but Mee
han undoubtedly has gone back of
late and it is highly probable that the
! youngster will
be able to take his
measure.
Chick Wiggins, a light heavy
weight, who recently returned from
Australia, where he made a great im
pression, is another who is going
East from California to seek a match
with Tunney.
FAILED TO GET DOG LICENSES.
j
: Herbert Jenson was fined $1 and
! Joseph Boucher and John Gay da were
fined ?2 apiece when tney were ar
raigned in the City Court today,
charged with failure to secure proper
licenses for their dogs. The men were
arrested yesterday afternoon.
"It is one mad country America,"
says Maurice Maeterlinck.
Xwelve Hurlers To
Use Spitball Still
President of National League Names Veterans Who Are
Exempt for This Season, But Must Abandon
Delivery Nest Year
New York, March 23 In a pamph- I
leu mailed to all the clubs in training
camp John A. Heydler, president of
the National League, has issued the
official text of the important changes
in the playing rules for IS 20. Fifty
copies of the pamphlet have been
sent to each club, so as to give every
ball player full opportunity to study
the rules and to put them into ac
tual practice in the games prelimin
ary to the championship season. At
the same time Mr. Heydler has an
nounced the names of the veteran
spitball pitchers of the league who
will be exempt during the season of
1920 from enforcement of the rule
against the use of the damp delivery.
It win be remembered that when
the spitball question came up for de
cision at the annual meeting of the
league the club owners as well as Mr.
Heydler considered it unfair to de
prive the veteran spitball pitchers
forthwith of their moist, and in many
cases -their only effective weapon. In
their case it was thought best to de
clare an exemption of one year, the
idea being to give these veterans a
chance to develop their pitching dur
ing the year to conform with the new
rules that bar all freak deliveries. The
official list of these exempted veter
ans contains twelve names, as fol
lows: Boston Richard Rudolph
Dana Fillingim.
Brooklyn Clarence Mitchell
Burleigh Grimes.
New York Phil Douglas.
Philadelphia Bradley Hogg
and
and
and
Roy G. Sanders.
Cincinnati Ray Fisher.
Chicago Claude Hehdrix.
St. Louis William Doak, Marvin
Goodwin and . Oscar Tuero.
The league president has made it
clear that the exemption applies onlj
to the spitball and not to any other
of the freak deliveries that have been
legislated out of baseball.
Kiibane Agrees To
Box Willie Kohler
Philadelphia, March 23 WilBe
Kohler, the clever New York feath
erweight, has been signed up to meet
Johnny Kiibane in a six-round bout
to be staged at the National A. C. on
April 7. Kohler defeated Otto
O'Keefe, a local star, so easily Satur
day night that the management im
mediately signed him to box the
featherweight champion.
Kohler is one of the best feather
weights now in the game and one of
the few that are given serious con
sideration with the champion. The
coming bout will have a great bear
ing on a future match. He has been
trying to engage Kiibane in a battle
with the title at stake, but the cham
pion has declined all offers. If he is
fortunate enough to beat Kiibane de
cisivly the latter will be compelled
to meet him in a longer fight.
PHILLIES SEEK
PFEFFER, CRACK
DODGER BOXMAN
Birmingham, Ala., March 23.
President William F. Baker, of the
Phillies, Sunday night held a lengthy
conference with Manager Cactus Cra
vath over the acquisition of new
pitching talent for the summer cam
paign. Realizing that with a ball club
possessing the tremendous scoring
possibilities of the Phillies this sea
son, the addition of one star pitcher
will put the Phillies right in the
thick of the pennant fight all sum
mer, the Phillies' boss has opened his
campaign and started gunning for
expert pitching talent.
President Baker let it be known;
that he realizes the importance of his
pitching problem and announced that
he would spare no expense to provide j
Manager Cravath with the best sea-
soned pitching star it is pcssible to i
secure.
Mr. Baker wired three National
League clubs in an effort to open ne-
gotiations for one of their star pitch-
ers. He would not commit himself
.as to the identity of the clubs com-
municated with, but a good guess
concerning two of the teams ap
proached would be the Brooklyns
and New York Giants. The names o
Ed Pfeffer. of the Dodgers, is promi
nently mentioned.
It is suspected that the good offices
of Casey Stengel have been solicited
in the negotiations for Pfeffer, as
Stengel and Pfeffer are fast riends.
COMPENSATION
AGREEMENTS
The following voluntary agree
ments were approved by Compensa
tion Commissioner Edward T. Buck
ingham today:
Edward White of 48 Fourth avenue
is to get $12 a week for 19 weeks, for
a compound fracture of his finger.
Forest E. Bryant is to get $18 a
week from Handy & Harmon for an
injury to his finger.
Paul Slinker of 118 Pine street it
to get $14.43 a week for 11.4 weeks
for injury to finger.
John Metzo of 351 Spruce street t
to get $18 a week from the Pequon
hock Laundry, for a burn on his lef:
eye.
Harry Thauberg is to get $8.22 i
week, from the Gaynor Manufactur
ing Co. for an injury to finger.
Mrs. Iona Cronan of 1048 Maic
street is to get $7.03 a week from th
H. O. Canfield Co. for injury to finger.
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ROOKIES
New York, March 23 Manager
McGraw of the Giants has commenc
ed to turn loose some of the young
players who gathered at the training
camp at San Antonio. At one tima
there wffe 42 players in the squad
and in the collection were man?
promising youngsters who will be able
to assume big league duties after a
year or so of seasoning in the minors.
The Giants may send some of their
excess talent to the Waterbury, Conn.,
club of the Eastern League. Mc
Graw has offered Waterbury some ot
his youngsters, including First Base
man Johnny Horie from Avenue A;
George Moyer, a good infielder from
Washington; George Armstrong, the
infielder from the Pacific Coast, and
Pitcher Jim McQuade, a cousin of
Judge McQuade, treasurer of the
Giants.
To Hold Trials in
Boxing and Grappling
for U.S. Olympic Team
New York, March 23. Boxing and
wrestling trials for places upon the
American Olympic team will be con
ducted along lines similar to those
arranged for the track and field can
didates. These conditions were
worked out at a recent meeting of
the American Olympic Committee
and. the official program of sectional
and national trials will be announce "
within a short time. "While no datev
have as yet been fixed for these pre
liminaries it is expected that the sec- .
tional bouts for the boxers will b
held about the middle of June and
the final tryout early 5a July.
It is probable that the sectional
contests will be assigned to certain
cities in the south, middle-west, At
lantic Coast, Rocky Mountain and
Pacific Coast territories. The condi
tions to govern tbese bouts will be
identical with those which will pre
vail ic tte Olympic contests at Ant
werp, Aug. 15 to 26. Eight ounce
gloves will be worn by the contest
ants and the boxers will compete
under the rules of the International
Boxing Federation. Three three-minute
rounds will form the ordinary en
gagement and two judges, m addition
to the referee, will pass upon the
merits of the boxers. In case of a
disagreement of the judges at the
termination of the third round the
referee has the power to order an
additional round to break the tie.
The officiaJ program of the Olym
pic Games states that the boxing
contests will be held at Antwerp from
Aug. 15 to 26 with entries closing on
July 26. The weight divisions wili
consist of eight classes in which each
nation will be permitted to enter
three contestants, two of whom may
compete. The weight limit in various
classes is as follows: flyweight, 110.22
pounds, bantamweight 116.84 lbs.,
featherweight 125.66 lbs., lightweight
134.38 lbs., welterweight, 145.50 lbs .
middleweight 158.73 lbs., light-heavyweight
174.16 lbs., heavyweight over
174.16 lbs.
Giants Liked Spring
Drill in Bigger Town
Training in a city of the size ot
San Antonio was something of a
novelty for the Giants, as they have
not rounded into form in a big town
for many years. John McGraw as a
rule is partial to small towns as
sites for training camps, and for
eleven years took his club to Marlin.
Tex., which has a population of
something like 5,000.
Last spring because of the short
training period, he shifted to Florida
and passing up places like Jackson
ville, Tampa and St. Augustine, se
lected Gainesville a quiet, secluded
namlet, far from the maddin"
j crowd's ignoble strife and off the
beaten track of tourists from the
North.
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Fraternity
Real Fraternity keeps sunshine
in the Heart and the memories and
friendships of youth alive into old
age. The World's very religion is
built on the Fraternal faith of
mankind.
Faternal Insurance
when issued by a sound and
truly Fraternal Society, differs from
ordinary kinds in its low rate cost
with Fraternal aid and benefits
added.
A.0. U.W.
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organized in 1868, founded on and
practicing the highest principles of 5
Fraternal Fellowship. The Grand
Lodge of Conn, is more than 108Tt C
solvent, with assets of close to
Si,uou,tou. its insurance teren
cates issued to members only are
absolutely safe and lower in cost
by actual rate comparisons, than J
practically all other forms issued g
today. A. O. IT. W. membership I
and insurance is so:nething to be C
proud of. A valuable asset for any 5
man eligible and acceptable to the j
order.
For membership requiremen
nents,
insurance rates, etc. Address
Grand Lodge Office. A. O. I . W. of
Conn., 763 Chapel St., New Haven,
Conn. Phone Liberty 2128-2.
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