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Yale And Princeton Nines Clash For Diamond Supremacy THE TIMES: SATURDAY, JUJSE 4, JWTL Dempsey A Quick Winner, Dope Of Local Ringsiders BY GEORGE E. FIRSTBROOK. It took very little quizzing- among- Bridgeport fight fans to ascertain that Jack Dempsey is an overwhelming favorite among Park City sports to win the world's championship battle with Georges Carpentier,, European cham pion, in Jersey City, four weeks from today. Carpentier's supporters are about as hard to find hereabouts as it is al most a superhuman task to find Republicans 'way down South. Of the number of sports questioned at random only a pair of Carpentier enthusiasts were discovered, Dick Howell, one of the foremost boxing critics in the East, and "Tad" Jordan. The dope of both of these individuals must be respected. Remember This One? Should Carpentier defeat Dempsey it will not be the first time Dick Howell picked a long shot, as the days are not forgotten when he predicted the defeat of Terry McGovern by Young Corbett in their memorable battle for the championship.' Dick is about due for another winner, some believe. "Tad" Jordan has seen more of Carpentier than any other ring fan in America. While overseas Jordan was a spectator at many boxing exhibi tions in which the Frenchman participated, and came back to the IT. S. A. with the impression that Carpentier can lick Dempsey, whom he has also seen in action. Here's what they say: DICK HOWELL, V ETEli A X BOXING CRITIC AND JOURNALIST I lke Carpentier. He has a very good chance. CONNIE LEWIS, PRES. BRIDGEPORT A. & A I think Dempsey will lick the Frenchman within six rounds. GENE M'C.WN, MGR. BRIDGEPORT BASEBALL CLUB I can't see anyone but Dempsey. I pick him to win six or seven rounds. "TAD" JORDAN I've seen a lot of Carpentier in Paris. If the bout goes the limit he'll get the decision on points. BOB DON.MIFE, BOXING EXPERT I pick Dempsey to beat Carpen tier in four rounds. FRITZ MI'SANTE, BOXING PROMOTER Dempsey should win in four rounds. I think it is a poor match. GEORGE DWTER, MATCHMAKER BRIDGEPORT A. & A. I pick Dempsey to win by a knockout before the seventh round. ARCHIE CAMERON, MATCHMAKER, ACORN A. C Nothing to it but Dempsey. I don't expect the Frenchman to last three rounds. AL JACKSON, SPORTING EDITOR SUNDAY HERALD Having joined the Benedicts on Wednesday I am dodging all matters pertaining: to fights for the present. AL BURDICK, BOXING COMMISSIONER I think Carpentier win be a lucky man if be is on his feet at the end of the third round. FIRE CHIEF DAN E. JOHNSON I naturally want to see the American champion win and think he will in short order. TOM MURPHY. POST SPORTING EDITOR Two of Dempsey's hard wallops will put the Frenchman out. I don't think Carpentier will last more than two rounds. JOE SMITH, MANAGER LOCIS BOG ASH It will be a mighty short fight, with Dempsey all of the way. LOUIS BOG ASH, WELTER TITLE CONTENDER I pick Dempsey to win before Carpentier ever gets started. FRANK NOLAN, STAR. SPORTING EDITOR Dempsey will get the Frenchman qruickly. JOHNNY "RED" BENNETT F IGHTENG CONDUCTOR Dempsey will win- Dempsey's Metoric Rise In Heavyweight Division By JAMS J. CORBETT, Former Heavyweight Champion. (Copyright by I. N. S.) Cleveland, June 4 Jack Dempsey closed in on the heavyweight cham- ' pionship "with a grand rush that j It wag not until the -Winter of 1917 1S that he gained serious considera tion and then there were many who looked upon him as a "bloomer" who was going about the country picking off setups. It is true that Jack Kearns brought his battler on by easy stages,yiet when all noses were counted there were but few good heavyweights for Dempsey to meet and like every boxer who keeps busy he had to take on who ever the promoters were able to line up for him. - As a result, Dempsey's 1918 record J5 dotted with the names of such bat tlers as Bull Sadee, Tom Riley, Kid McCarthy, Bob Devere and Dan Ketchell, none of whom were in a class with him. But he never duck ed the best battlers Manager Kearns could dig up and he kept on flatten ing out opponents, many of whom outweighed him by 25 to 50 pounds. Knocked Out Flynn. ' He got even with Jim Flynn in 1918 by knocking the fireman out in one round at Fort Sheridan. He won from Carl Morris on a foul m the Kixth round at Buffalo and then knocked out Bill Brennan m six rounds at Milwaukee. The victory over Brennan won over a good many critics who had refused to recognize him, but he came in for some criti cism when he failed to put Billy Miske away in a ten rounder at St. pnul I mention this r.ist to recall the "tact that Dempsey did not find the path strewn with roses. He had to take the bitter with the sweet, but he felt that he was on his way and with Kearns advising him he recused to permit criticism to dampen his Thorf are perhaps no more than eight men Dempsey has fought who are worth mentioning m mg P ability as compared with tna-t on Georges Carpentier. i.," -wniard is the outstanding vi fcm in Dera-psey's list. The French campion can offer Bombadier Wells w , om he knocked out twice against Wi'llard and the comparison is a poor one But Georges can mention Joe Jeanette, though he lost a decision Late Flashes From Rival Training Camps Manhassct, H, V., June 4. A full day's training program was ordered today for Georges Car pentier to offset bis listless -work of yesterday. In his morning roadwork he showed some of his real speed and after the run spent some time wrestling with his partners. He then went to the gymnasium for almost an hour and worked vigorously. A num ber of pugilists visited the camp today and Georgfes said in the afternoon that he would probably box with several of them. Atlantic City, X. .J-, June 4. Tack Dempsey planned to resume work in public here today. Among his sparring partners is Marty Burke, of New Orleans, who was slated to work out with the cham pion in public for the first time today. Sultry weather with a threat of rain did not keep Demp sey otf the road this morning, bat lie did not go far from his quarters. to the big fellow, because he put Jeannette on the floor and has always claimed that Joe got a long count or the bout would have ended in the first round. In addition to Wlllard there is Fred Fulton, whom Dempsey knock ed out in 23 aeconds; Billy Miske, who took the count in three rounds; Gunboat Smith, who was dropped by Salt Lake Jack in two rounds; Carl Morris in one round; Bat Bevinskjy. knocked out by Dempsey in three rounds; Bill Brennan, who was counted out twice in the sixth and once in the twelfth round, and Jim Flynn Both fighters have met Gunner Smith and Levinsky But at the time Carpentier met Smith the Gunner was a much better man than the Smith Dempsey knocked out. In Joe Beckett, we fail to find anything to offset any of Dempsey's more import ant victories. Then, too, Carpentier has met so few big men of class that Dempsey's record seems top heavy by comparison. Stauffer On Mound Today Ed Stauffer is slated to oppose the Pittsburgh Hillies in their tilt with th.e Brown Derbies at New-field Park this afternoon. Wolfram, who has an injured leg. is temporarily on the shelf, and -Lefty" LePard will stack up against the Worcester Boosters in tomorrow's battle. With Worcuier here for three games in a row a season of baseball of the sizzling brand is in store for local fans. It will be a fight for first place with the Hartford Sena tors also in the argument. Bridgeport occupied first place in the race for an interrupted period of 45 days. Schedule Released. The Eastern League schedule up to the completion of the season on Sept 26 was released today. Games scheduled for the Bridgeport club for the coming week, beginning tomor row, follow: Sundav Worcester at Bridgeport. Mondav Worcester at Bridgeport- Tu-esdav .Worcester at Bridgeport. Wedrwsday Bridgeport at New Haven. Thursdav Pfttsfield at Bridgeport. Friday Bridgeport at Hartford. Saturday Bridgeport ax Water btiry, , . . City Leaguers Start Sunday Opening games in the City Ama ! teur Baseball League will be played ; tomorrow afternoon, tne champion ship winners to be awarded a stiver cup, which has been donated by the Mejss store. A meeting of the league managers was held last night at the Bko Club. Announcement of the trophv was made by Thomas E. Mc Donough of the Meigs store. The of ficial Americal League ball will be used. In the games tomorrow the cham pion Blessed Sacraments will meet the Red Sox on diamond -No. 1, while the Lone Stars an 1 White Eagles will clash on diamond No 5. The Red Sox battery will be Frank and Che lacy, and Buckley and Tickey will be in the points for the Sacraments. CRASHOS vs. LENOX The spirit of local rivalry will run high on Lenox field tomorrow after noon when the Crasho A. A. and Lenox A. A. nines are billed to clash for dia mond supremacy, the game to start at 3 o'clock. The Crasho -American A. A- game has been postponed to a later date. FIGHT SEATING ARRANGEMENT Section. JK GEfi?""AL $5 5. ADMISSION yT $io." lL S RESERVE y?. 7V 4r reserve H N Z? y7 oUTER CIRCLE n feSC y yy v$4 Xv x? I i mi h all mm : Mm &f4'$so o oil ill US r irf I m USE 111 HI! i I IIPH I55 II lift m Lipi h JJ o ij x sccrion Section. E WORCESTER GOES TO FRONT: DERBIES IN THIRD PLACE If a Nfawfield Park fanatic made a crack a few weeks ago that the Wat erbury club would be the team to kick the Brown Derbies from the top into third place he would have been regarded in the same light as the guy who before the war predicted nation al, prohibition. But arguments are useless and it's true as the movies, our gallant Brown Derbies having led the procession since April 24, were bumped out of the place of honor, while Worcester took the lead oh a close win over Albany, and Hartford advanced to second by defeating the Pittsfield Hillies, who are due to per form here today, weather permitting. Grandstand To Seat 700 More Disasters and triumphs of the dia mond generally happen with two men out. History repeated itself yesterday in the Brass City. It was Long that scored the lone tally of the game which brought victory to the Brass cos. Long reached first on a single, advancing to third on outs by Torphy and Hart, when Fahey despatched a single of the pippin ckHSS which shot between McLaughlin and Rodriguez, and Long bolted across the plate. Kaan Outpitcbed Bornhoeft. Credit was given to Kahn, the Wat erbrrry pitcher, who pitched a great gaue and was entitled to a win. Kahn League baseball Is in for a big season at Newfield Park. With a team which promises to be hi the pennant tight to tho last ditch the Bridgeport Baseball Club in anticipation of record-breaking crowds at Sunday, holiday and week end contests, tho local clubs have started to enlarge the grandstand which will accomo date seating capacity for 700 ad ditional persons, or a total of 2,000 Work on tho improvement is underway and being pushed rapidly to a completion. The ad ditions are being made at both ends of the present structure. limited the locals to three scattering hits. (Who in the heck can win Iball games against such pitchers?). Slim Bornhoeft, although a total of seven hits were batted out in the course game and was entitled to a win. Kahn which Bridgeport would have gotten away wiUh, had his team-matts re sponded with the willow. But as Gene McCann stated yester day. The team is batting all right and it xs up to the pitchers to win their game. That's where McCann is mistaken. Brilliant hall was displayed again by the Bridgeport infield. Lai, King don, McLaughlin and Rodriguez fielding 32 chances in flawless fashion. Oosgrovo Star at Bat. Joe Cosgrove experienced no diffi culty in fattening his batting aver age at Slim Bornhoeft's expense. "Plumber Joe" whacking the ball for tnree single in lour cnances. The hides of the champion Indians were lashed at Springfield with Mc Farland in the box for the Ponies. The Ponies tucked the game away when triples by Myers and Wilder and a single by Nanghton off Hehl scored a trio of runs. Hartford tried out a new first baseman, Lewis, yesterday against the Hillies. The newcomer fielded perfectly, but failed to hit safely. Worcester's 8 to 7 win over the tailend Albany bunch was a slugfest featured with five twobaggers and four triples, Allbany outbatting the Boosters, 13 hits to 10. Walkover For HiUtoppers The Hilltop baseball team defeated the New Haven Commercial nine by a score of 11 to 3, at Seaside park yesterday. The visitors garnered their only runs in the first stanza. Lavery twirled fair ball hut was touched for six bingles, five being of the one base type. The fielding of the Elm City squad wae poor. Se-en errors were chalked up against them and three were placed against the Red and Black. Cohray led the hitting, getting three hits in four trips to the plate. Weldon and Lavery were the only members of the Lyon Terrace squad that fail ed to hit. Fogarty. who was on the mound for the visitors, had a bad time in the first inning when 11 of the locals faced him. He passed Whelan with three men on, forcing Colway in. The HiUtoppers are playing in Water-bury today, with Gallagher twirling. EASTERN LEAGUE Games Tomorrow. Worcester at Bridgeport. Pittsfield at New Haven. Springfield at Waterbury. Hartford at Albany. Yesterday's Results. Waterbury, 1; Bridgeport, 0. Hartford. 2; Pittsfield. 1. Worcester, S; Albany, 7. Springfield, 4 ; New Haven, 3. Standing of Teams. Won. Lost. P.C. Worcester 20 11 .644 Hartford 21 12 .636 Bridgpeort 19 11 .633 New Haven 18 14 .562 Pittsfield 19 16 .542 Springfield ..15 18 .4 55 Waterbury 12 22 .353 Albany 7 28 .200 TIE DIAMOND TILT The Bridgeport Public Market and the Black Rock baseball teams staged a verv excitinir and hard fought twi- I light game at Bullard's Field, which ' ended in a tie, 3 to 3. Features of the game was the pitching of Bowden of the Bridgeport Public Marke; and L Bailey of the Black Rocks. A re turn game will be played la:er in th! season. WORCESTER Hcy Cross' nine administered a 14 to 3 trouncing to ,naw HggMlli DIAMOND PERMITS The permits have been granted to the following teams for ball games. Sunday, by the Board of Recreation: Anderson's Men's Shop. Junior City League. City League, Glenwoods, Howlands, Iran A. C International. Jrs.. Knowltons. Y. M. H. A.. Berk shire, Jrs., Belmont. Jrs., Stube.n A. C. American A. A.. Bulls Head Slug- CTarleH Urges Repeal Of War Tax On Athletic Goods The Board of Recreation at a meeting went on record as being in favor of a repeal on the war tax on athcltic goods. It Is con tended that two-thirds of athletic good arc purchased by boys under 16 years old, and that the tax is a li&rdship on the poor. The recrea tion solons contend that the fu ture of America depends upon the boy and girl of today as the cit izens of tomorrow, and that games and athletics should be en couraged, not discouraged. The appeal for the abolition of the war tax will he sent to the Con necticut representatives in Congress. V Y ( J 25 24- - -23 22 - - 20- 2' 19- - -18 17- 15- '6 M - -13 12 - ,ol i- y- 5Z Z -a if North Ends At Ansonia The N-orth Ends will journey to Ansonia tomorrow to meet the fast Norwood A. C. and a lively game is expected as it will be the second meeting of these two clubs this sea son. In their first game the North. Ends were defeated by the score of 3 1, but as it was the first game for the North Ends this season they feel con fident of making it three in a row as the two wins over the holidays has put lots of pep in them and they are out now to better their record of last season by winning 14 games and losing three. The trip will be made by 'bus and the following players are requested to meet at the club rooms at 1:15 p. m., Sunday, Stafford, Hart, B. Finlay son, Haggerty. Campana, A. Finlay son, Bikes, Wetstein, E. Meerbach, Goode. The North Ends have a few open dates and any fast semi-pro teams that are looking for games are. asked to communicate with George H. Rowe, manager, 90 Pequonnock street for bookings. HITTING THE 1 SPORT TRAIL With Geo. E. Firstbrook The marvelous playing of Ty Cobb this season bears out the statement made last season by George Sisler. first baseman of the St. Louis Browns. With Cobb laid up with an injured leg: with a hitting average of .250 when he sustained his mishap on the diamond, many fans believed the "Georgia Peach" was all in as a big leaguer. In a chat with Sisler on the wonderful diamond achievements of Cobb, Sisler ventured to make the statement that Cobb would be good for five or six more seasons and still hold his own with other stars in balldom. Sister's dope hit the nail on the head when a glance at what the Detroit club with Ty as manager is doing. The Tigers are third in the race giving the Yankees a hot chase, while Manager Cobb is the runner-up in the batting procession. WATCH TIIK GIANTS! The Giants are playing a fast article of ball with a splendid chance of overhauling the Pittsburgh Pirates who have been top-rung ornaments since the opening of the season. The famous John MoGraw fighting spirit still lias the punch necessary to win games. After lamping the mail from out-of-town newspapers requesting press seats for the Carpentier and Dempsey go, Tex Rickard is said to be seriously considering the advisability of building two arenas -one for newspaper cor respondents and the other for cash customers, Waterbury boxing promoters have gone to the extra expense for a brass band to lure ring fans to this afternoon's show. SEMI-PRO NINES HARD HIT. Local managers of semi-pro teams are unanimous in declaring that the present season is the leanest in their memory so far as guarantees are con cerned, due to the gret number of fans who are idle. It was from this source the small-town teams drew their revenue from which to pay the expenses of the home club and guarantees for visiting clubs. Local teams in past sea sons that received $50 to 575 are now lucky to get $25, said one manager the other day. Thus the financial depression has landed a hard belt at the teams which in the past have furnished the thrills of the sport to many of the small towns and cities in the State. Kilrain Suggested Draw, But John L. Responded With Terrific Knockdown Blow "Thumb Xall" sketches of fam ous battles for the heavyweight boxing championship arc a new daily feature of the Times sport ing page. Yesterday, the fight between John I. Sullivan and Paddy Ryan was reconnted. Sketch It timber 2, today, tells of the Sullivan-Kilrain fight in 1889. BATTLE UXDETl BLISTERING SUN. Whenever old time fight fans gather and discuss the big battles they have seen the fellow who wit nessed the 75 round championship clash between John Ij. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain back in 18S9 tells a story that impels every body else to go way back and sit down. That lengthy party was Al Fresco, the ring being in an open field near the village of Kichbnrg, Miss. The date was July 8. The fighters, stripped to the waist, had no protection from the hottest kind of a blistering summer sun. for two hours and eighteen min utes they banged away at each other, while the sweltering eye witnesses mopped their brows and BIG LEAGUE BUST "Holy Jumping Judas. I wish we had a couple of those homes in Wat Tigers yesterday. The Athletics es this morning on the home run spree participated in by the Athletics and Tigers yesterdayfl The Athletics es tablished a season record and equalled the major league record by registering seven circuit drives in their 1 5 to 9 win over the Tigers. "Blue, of Detroit, contributed one in the eight h inning, bringing the total up to eight. "Babe" Ruth got TT. R. Xo. 16, but the Yankees lost to St. Louis, 9 to 8. George Smith, former Greenwich High twirler, relieved Hubbell on the mound and checked a rally by the Cards, the Phils winning 6 to 5 Mulligan, with a homer and triple, batted in Washington' three tallies, but the White Sox won with eight tallies wondered when one of the bat tlers would crumple np from ex haustion and sunstroke. But champion and challenger struggled on and on, blood and perspiration flowing in unpre cedented quantities. At one time Sufi van's stomach showed signs of weakening and Kilrain pro posed a draw. Sullivan replied to this suggestion with a blow that knocked the challenger down. Finally, Kilrain could not stand the punishment and the torrid heat any longer. His seconds flung ii sponge into the parched grass that served as the iloor of the ring. Governor, legislators and soldiers made an effort to block the scheme of holding the bout, and even when the principals faced each other for the first round, none was certain that it would go on. Indeed, Sheriff Coward of Marion county stepped forward to insist that it should not. "He was a small man," said a report of the afTair, "and did not appear at all like Ajax defying the lightning. He was given a respectful hearing, after which one of the promoters asked the assemblage what was (heir pleas lire. The response was unani mous that the fight should go on, and the sheriff retired-" TIGER PLAYS Jit'LLDOG. Xew Haven, Conn.. June 4. Tale and Princeton play the first game in their dual baseball championship se ries on the Yale diamond today. The Blue was a slight favorite based on its season's showing. BOSTON Jake OriscolL New England quarter mile and fSrriong collegiate crampion, was elected captain of Boston College trade team. Oschiger, Braves pitcher, held Reds to four bingles, Boston applying the whitewash brush, 4 to 0 Again, we say, look out for those Giants! The McCrawites are only one point behind the National League leaders as a result of their 4 to 1 trimming of the Pirates The Dodgers fell again when the Cubs walloped out an 8 to 3 win BASEBALL AtP1 Today Pittsfield 3:30 I. M. WOKCKSTEK SUXDAT 3 P. M. Buy Direct From Factory RAINCOATS AND GABARDINES WTIOIjKSAIjE prices CRITERION MFG. CO 288-3 IP STATE ST.. One Flight TTp ACORNS IN WILTON Manager Andy Kord will pilot the Acorn A. C. nine to Wilton tomorrow for a game. In the local lineup will be McGee, Moran, Arnold, Baly, Schultz, Schorndorf, Morrissey, Nor ton. Davitt, Horkheimer, Geary and Wells. KACEYS HAVE GAME The Kacey baseball team will go 'to Danbury. Sunday, to line up against the strong Iv. of C. team of that town. All players are requested to report at the clubhouse at 12:30 Sunday, as t he gam e is sch ed u led to start at 3 p. m. . Hartford Signs Phenom "Lefty" Gahrig, a hard hitting semi pro first baseman. hailing from Brooklyn, has been signed by the Hart ford Club and will be given a tryout j on the initial bag. Agnew will b1 added to the Senators pitching staff to take the place of Hauck, who has returned to his Jersey farm. KING LEAR ACE HIGH King Lear, former Bridgeporter. now with Milwaukee in the American Association, is hitting the ball at a .41 f; clip for the Brewers. Arm strong, former Waterbury third sak er wi'h St. Paul, has a batting aver age of .345 for 32 games. Al narber. Hartford outfielder last season, is playing with the Sioux City club in the Western League. KEWTOWN, MASS. Boston Col lege ball toswHs trounced the Spring field X. M. C. A. College eleven. 18 to 6- Make Your Ford Ride Like A High Price Car S&S SHOCK ABSORBERS They are light and durable. Have no springs to weaken or break. Not cumbersome or unsightly. Have roller bearings which adjust the load to the springs of the car. 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