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BE MEASURE OF DOIG, IDOL
OF SPRING VALLEY POPULACE
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El. MKhaer, Davenport, ts.
:jgrf, Spring-
fJS at IM pounds.
Jrrir, Camp Grant, round
lif'JIrte!' Bock Island, ?.
('SLfweaw Bock Wand, .
'yUipi, Mollne, 4 rounds at
Ti" cintlnt? rink.
I iTT cm .'.look.
"JW Stuehmer of Davenport
ltgfc that be is Que 10 bibb
t Xetpck against "Goats" Doig- . of I
i iL valley at the empire nun.
,!gM when the pair face each
jCher tor 10 rounds of right and
Uft Backing with a Jolt or two in-
termlwd to aaa varies,
ncwred nicely from the severe
Jody lclng he received from
tommf Comiskey several weeks
m intends that the same shall
uver hPPen aain- consequently
to bit trained long and hard for
ah chance aaginst one of Doig s
Mutation and all signs indicate
that It will be some battle.
Doli has been milling with the
Kit ef them of late. Perhaps his
reatwt call for fame is the 10
round draw he is credited with
uainit Jack Britton, kingpin of tue
wlten. This was of comparative
ly recent date and was a decided
feather in the cap of the pride of
ferinf Valley.
The Bitch should prove about as
choice a bit of fisticuffs as has yet
teen ottered the fans, because U
111 be I pair or ngnters noi dux-
AM, too, stuenmer ana jjuis
tl similar in many re-
i, which in itself may require
law la settle the argument dc-
.iTtly,' This said kayo is not
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jmcnttOe lOOKea iur, eiuicr. nmu
Cm tot terrific wallops that start
fmm a lone distance and carry
lleep lotions at the end.
Serpent (Server of Camp Grant,
who Wiles Walt Johnson of Mo
lina bt the eemi-windup, arrived
this morning from Rockford. He is
hi-1t lnokine mauler and is
conntil upon to give Johnson a
tiff argument lor ins nonors in
their tcheduled 6-round affair.
Kid Cntie as usual is not worry
ing about Young Green" of Daven
port, t new opponent for him.
Cutie bts a lot of confidence in
that wallop of his to stop most of
them, and a few jabs in his own
anatomy don't bother him to any
greet extent
Tli first nrplSm will be four
V round, between Frank Bledsoe of
Sock leland and Mike Phillips of
me. Bledsoe is anxious to snow
fini hit ability and is going in
i the intention of annihilating
lips.
Fight Results
Cleveland, Ohio, April 1. Charlie
O'Connell outpointed Benny Valger
in 10 rounds, according to news
paper men. '.
Detroit, Mich., April 1. Carl Tre
main won a newspaper-decision
from Earl Puryear.
Camden, N. J., April 1. Pete Her
mann, bantamweight champion, de
feated "K. O." Joe O'Donnell in
eight rounds.
SEALS HAND CUBS
DEFEAT SCORE 15-0
San Francisco, Cal., April 1.
The Cubs toog their forst beating
of the training trip here, being
humbled 15 to 0 by the local coast
leaguers. Smith, an Indian, proved
more than the Bruins could handle,
and they nicked him for only four
hits. Carter and Newkirk, who di
vided the hurling work for the ma
jor leaguers, were extremely wiM.
Deal was out of the game because
of illness. Score:.
Cubs . R. H. P. A.
Flack, cf 0 1 1 0
Letter, cf 0 0 0 0
Paskert, If 0 0 0 0
Twombly, if 0 0 1 0
Friberg, 2b 0 1 1 .1
Robinson, rf 0 0 1 1
Daly, lb 0 0 11 2
Marriott, 3b 0 12 1
Pearce, ss .0 0 4 3
O'Farrell, c 0 0 3 6
Carter, p 0 10 3
Newkirk, p 0 0 0 0
Totala 0 4 24 18
Frisco R. H. P. A.
Hunter, If ......2 2 3 0
Corhan, ss 2 2 12
Schick, cf 1 1 2 0
Koerner, lb 2 0 10 0
O'Connell, rf 2 2 3 0
Cavener, 2b 2 2 2 i
Kamm, 3b 0 1 3 2
Anflnson, c 3 1 31
Smith, p 1 1 0 2
Totals 15 12 27 10
Score by innings:
Cubs 0 000000000
Frisco 2 302 4 004 0-15
Errors O'Farrell, (2); Letter.
Twombly. Two base bit Corhan.
Struck out Carter, 1; Smith, 2;
Newkirk, 3. Bases on balls Car
ter, 6; Newkirk, 7; Smith, 7.
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MOST STORIES
SAID OF RUTH
ARE ALL BUNK
Home-Ran King Is Held As One of
Most Willing and Likable ef
Good Fellows.
MANAGER JACK ME HOPES
TO GET LINE ON YOUNGSTERS
AT EARLIEST POSSIBLE DATE
BASEBALL NOTES
TENNIS CHAMP
MEETS ANOTHER
PLAYER OF NOTE
TOLEDO TEAMS
ROLL INTO 4TH
AND 5TH PLACE
BFITE WOITD PLAT.
v.Schulte, veteran ex-Cub outfielder,
I altering his services to the Toledo
Mud Hens. Bresnahan has such a
classy 1920 lavout of plavers that
I It is doubtful if he can use the vet.
RnXERS GET TAI.
Cambridge, Mass. Track ath-
letes will practice before mirrors
to develop action as one of the
new training methods to be estab
lished at Harvard this spring. High
end low speed moving pictures will
w used also.
New York, April 1. Vincent
Richards, national indoor tennis
champion, who yesterday eliminat
ed S. Howard Vossell, 1917 and
191S titleholder, today, faced an
other ttxperienced player, Samuel
Hardy, formerly of California, in
the semi-final of the national in
door tournament. William T. Til
den II, runnerup last year, had
Willard Battsford of Columbia
university, as his opponent. The
finish will be played tomorrow.
HIE PEAMT-FED HAW.
Macon, Ga. The Columbus Tinks
Save all become boosters for peanut-fed
ham since coming to Ma
n to train. Here's the cycle:
The farmers raise the peanuts, the
wg eat 'em and grow fat and t le
taH Players vice versa.
WSIEES ARE MAGNETIC.
Hiicago.-When Kid Gleaso.i
Ww Bock Weaver that he could not
t his salary terms, the White
K jeteran replied that the Kid
r mm a favor by tradin?
" me Yankees. Since the
iieei bought Mays and Ruth
n magnetic.
PROPERTY HOLDERS' 50TICE.
Gen. o. 531.
Notice is hereby given to all per
sons interested that the Council of
the City of Rock Island, Illinois,
having ordered the construction of
certain concrete sidewalks on cer
tain streets and avenues in the
city of Rock Island; and the ordi
nance for the same being on file in
the office of the City Clerk of said
city, and said city having applied
to the county court of Rock Island
county, Illinois, for an assessment
of the cost of said improvement by
special assessment, according to
benefits, said assessment being pay
able in three installments, each
bearing interest at the rate of 5
per cent per annum, and an assess
ment therefor having been made
and returned to said court, the
hearing thereon will be had on the
15th day of April, A. D. 1920, at the
hour of 9 o'clock a. m., or' as sooa
thereafter as the business of the
court will permit.
All persons desiring may file ob
jections in said court, before said
day and may appear on the hear
ing and make their defense.
Dated at Rock Island, 111., March
31, 1920.
CLYDE CUSHMANN,
Officer appointed to make the assessment.
Peoria, 111., April 1. Toledo
bowlers were making attacks in
the Individuals and two-men events
at the American Bowling congress
here today. Hitting for high marks
in the team events on the late shift
last night, the Toledo rollers were
expected to bring changes today in
the all-events standings.
Two Toledo teams, Woodvill
Lime and Steel Castings, were able
to roll among the 10 leaders on the
shifts last night. Woodvill Limes
reached fourth . place and Steel
Castings, eighth.
Grand Rapids, Rochester, Kan
sas City, Detroit, Cincinnati, Chi
cago and Youngstown teams will
roll tonight.
The leaders today, are:
FIVE-MEN.
Brucks, No. 1 Chicago 3,036
Central Alleys, Indianapolis. 3,056
Livestock Press, hCicago ...2,990
Woodvill Limes, Toledo 2,967
Fleming Furniture, Clevl'd ..2,947
TWO-MEN.
Erickson-Krems, Chicago . . .1.301
Devito-Luby, Chicago 1.273
Thomas-Votel, iPttsburgh ...1.268
Nevaril-Hartman, hCicago ...1,258
Wbitehead-Grubb, St. Louis ..1,257
Schultz-Haack, Sheboygan ..1,257
INDIVIDUALS.
J. Shaw, Chicago 713
S. Mercurio, Cleveland 702
B. Megeowan, Evansville 698
J. Lellinger, Chicago 692
R. Pekie, Chicago 6S4
ALL-EVENTS.
J. Smith, Milwaukee 1.915
J. Hradek, Chicago 1,886
R. Myers, St. Louis 1,885
E. Krems, Chicago ' 1,881
H. Votel, iPttsburgh, Pa. ...1,863
P0T EED BRADiS.
Sacramento, Cal. Marty Mc.-
Gaffigan is so fleet of foot that
Manager Bill Kodgers or the Sac
ramento club, declares his infieldor
don't need any brains. However, it
so bapoens that McGaffigan has 'em
both.
AWARD LETTERS.
Urbana, IIU April 1. Eleven
University of Illinois water ath
letes were awarded "I's" yesterday,
as follows: Wilson, Anderson,
Reebe, Faircloth, McNally. Carey,
Malkmus, Falkenburg, Peterson,
Barber, Crist Dennett received the
major "I."
PQETUGHT
&' Gran f land Rice
(Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune, Inc.)
, April Games.
I
Under an orchard tree tortay,
Where the April snow of the blooms drift down,
There's a lad who dreams of the world away
Of name and fame in the open fray ,
Of a road) that leads to a walled-in town;
And over the meadow the roll of drums
And the call of the silver bugle comes.
Under an April sky today.
Where the air is sweet with the breath of spring,
There's a lad that dreams of a laurel way,
Of a crown that waits while the world at bay
Is driven back by a God-made king;
And the yellow sunshine, drifting deep,
Is dim where the lights of his kingdom sweep.
II
Worn in the toil and strife today.
Where the rush and roar of the town goes by,
There's a man who dreams of the fields away,
Of an orchard in the Land of Play,
Where a lad once looked to an April sky;
And over the city, faint and low,
A melody drifts from the long ago.
There's a man who dreams in a town today
Of a lad so foolish he never knew.
That he held the heart of the world at bay.
That he had the wealth of the world to pay
In a million dreams that he thought were true;
Where the fame and wealth of a million men
Could never buy one of the dreams again.
April 1st Forecasts.
Carpentier and Dempsey, realizing that high prices have brought
about an inflated currency, have decided to accept the smallest purse
offered.
BY FRED TCRBTYILLE.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 1 'Twas
ever thus with famous characters
There are many stories floating
around the country uncomplimen
tary to Babe Ruth, home-run king.
They said he was fat. Bulky, and
ail swelled up on himself.
Instead, he's under his usual
weight, the most willing .worker
on the Yank team and cs common
as an old shoe.
The only real difference in the
Babe this year is that he is a little
more boyish, a little better dressed
1 happened to be present when
the Babe knocked the first over-the-fence
homer on the south side
grounds. He was as happy as a
second-grade schoolboy with a red
apple. He was impatient to hear
how many feet the ball traveled. It
was 428 feet to the left .center
fence, where it went over, and 51
feet further to the spot where it
hit the ground.
But that isn't his longest At
Tampa last year he hit one" 559
feet But he has started now.
He isn't shortening his grip
one bit this spring. He was hired
to hit home runs for the Yanks
and he's sticking to the old style,
a long bat grasped at the end: That
bat weighs 55 ounces. No other
batsman today uses such a big one.
"Why should I change my bat
ting style?" asked Babe. "Wasn't
it good enough already?"
Miller Huggins thinks the same.
"I certainly won't make any
changes in Babe's batting." he said.
There's a feeling on the Yank
team that Babe is going big guns
this year.
He's a roomie with George Mo-
gridge, left-hander.
"They're unjust to Babe in
stories traveling the rounds," said
George. "I'm his roomie and I
ought to know something about
him. He's one of the best fellows
I ever knew, not a bit presuming
and a hard worker and always
with the other fellow:, in anything
they want to do after the practice
session is over. He'd give you the
shirt off his back."
On the way back from the ball
park Babe stepped on the scales
and weighed exactly 215 with his
street clothes. That is good weight
for him, for he has a powerful
frame. He weighed around 222 all
last season and he made 29 hom
ers then.
Of course, no one says he's going
to be a whale of an outfielder. He
ran into a eocoanut tree down at
Palm Beach a few days ago and
knocked himself out. He was chas
ing a long fly and the tree was too
close to the field he was playing.
The Polo Ground wall at New York
is harder than a eocoanut tree or
Babe's coco. He'll have to be careful.
The landlords have decided not to take advantage of the 25 per
cent increase offered, holding that a net raise of 3 per cent is quite
enough.
Knocked down and dazed in his first contest with Bombardier
Wells, Carpentier says he will never understand how he managed to
regain his feet and continue the scrap. Yet the answer is simple: be
had the fighting instinct of which the most noted example was Mat
thew Battling Nelson. Both Herrera and Young Corbett knocked Nel
son cold, but the Battler refused to believe it
"If you could make J150.000 a year on the side, would you go
looking for Dempsey?" asks a reader. Not unless we have previously
invested $150 of the aforesaid $150,000 in a sawed-off shotgun.
"Columbia, with 16,000 students to draw on, should have a whale
of a football team," suggests a contemporary. Which is true enough,
except for the fact that 15,000 of the 16,000 are women, post-graduates
or others who are ineligible for football play. But as long as one
sixteenth of the surmise was correct, why become overcritical?
Likely as not Manager McGraw
will want to recall the National
league entries for a second start,
in' case the Giants get away badly.
Friberg, understudy for Buck
Herzog, is playing second for the
Cubs. And they say that "Fry" sel
dom scrambles the hot ones - that
come his' way.
Evidently the New York scribes
who wrote a column on Babe Ruth's
home run in practice are taking no
chances on Babe's hitting this sea
son. The Joplin Western league club
is not the only bail club that has a
Nutt in its lineup, even if the others
don't spell their name that way.
While the Indians have had to
give considerable time to "Inside"
baseball, the absence of southpaw
pitchers has made "skull practice"
an easy task for Manager Speaker.
Will the Indianapolis pitchers who
stood the world's champions on
their heads kindly send their ad
dress to Manager Kid Gleason of
the White Sox?
Reports of the short, snappy work
of the White Sox in practice show
that the Sox haven t improved since
the world's series last fall. Their
snappy work was short then.
The Cardinals-Athletics series
furnished some old home week bat-
fests, the likes of which have not
been seen fcince the days of the be-
whiskered, slugging pas timer.
The 'Yankees took the Reds'
measure in the exhibition games
and the Dodgers trimmed the Yanks.
It only goes to show how easy the
chart pions will be for the Dodgers
inis season.
After the Braves bad downed the
Tigers in the opening game of the
Boston-Detroit tour they discovered
they hadn't defeated the Tigers. He
wasn't there, and a youngster play
ed centerfield.
Despite the manifold worries at
tendant upon bis managerial duties,
John McGraw has to smile when he
remembers that the Giants' first
seven games of the season are with
the Braves.
And with the strictest economy
in newsprint in force, up steps Lee
Magee and threatens to repeat all
of the big league scandals that have
been published a million times since
1906.
Looks as if the big league owners
have overlooked Heine Zimmerman.
Bobby Robinson quit the Giants and
won a pennant for Brooklyn and
Pat Moran duplicated the trick for
Cincinnati.
Just as Gothamites had figured
out grand cleanup of the baseball
season with their million dollar
bevy of stars, Brooklyn flashes Mo
hart, the sensational young twirler
who bids fair to monopolize Greater
New York's limelight
Plans To Got Them Ont at Denglas
Park Tomorrow If Weather Is j
Xoro FaroraUe.
Pitcbera ' and catchers after
berths cn Jack Tighe's Islander
machines, hopped off of all incom
ing trains into Rock Island today,
ready to buckle down to the stren
uous work of impressing the boss
with what they have to offer, base
ballically speaking.
Manager Jack lamped the rain
that was easing down this morning
with something of an "I knew it
attitude. Just because Jack was
al set to assemble bis rookies at
Douglas park this afternoon for
the first critical inspection, Old
Man J. Pluvius hed to bust into
the scene and delay activities
while the expense account must
necessarily increase.: Jack would
have bet his last dime yesterday,
that it would rain today. "It was
too balmy and nice," moaned Jack.
"I smelled the glistening drops ap
proaching." However, with more favorable
weather tomorrow he will have the
boys out for the first unliinbering
exercises. He desires to get a line
on the youngsters at the earliest
possible date in order to cut thoso
loose who show the least promise
of being the class of , material
sought. I
The scarcity of rooms is a prob
lem that Jack is battling to solve,
With a view of eliminating as much
of the pre-seasnn expense as nossi-
jble, he has boon scouting around
ior sunn 0 lo quarters for the in
coming players, rather than put
ting them in hotels. Persons who
have or know of rooms that can be
secured temporarily for the men,
are urged to notify Tigh'e at Rock
iBland 2729, or to call the sporting
editor of The Argus. ;
Exhibition Dates. 1
The Moline Plow boys and the
Islanders will tangle in three
training season games, Sundays of
April 11, IS and 25 having been re-,
served for the engagements. An
effort is being made to have higher
class teams now in southern climes
stop at Rock Island for intermedi
ate dates. Among the teams sought
is St. Paul. It is also likely that
semi-pro teams from Quincy and
Fulton will be brought here for
games.
Daily Calendar of Sports!
Racing;
Winter meeting of Cuba-American
Jockey club, at Havana.
Golf.
United North and Squth amateur
championship tournament, at Pin
hurst Bench Show.
Opening of annual show of Chi
cago Kennel club,- Chicago.
Swimming.
National A A. U. men's senior
200-yard breast stroke, at Chicago.
Women's senior 400-yard champ
ionship relay, at Chicago.
Wrestling.
Metropolitan A A. IT. champion
ships, at New York City.
Stanislaus Zbyszko vs. John Fre
berg, at Brooklyn, N. Y.
Boxing.
Willie Ryan vs. Joe Daly, 10
rounds, at Johnson City, N. J.
TIS SAD BUT SETT.
Cincinnati. The free gate is no
more to the stockholders of the
Cincinnati baseball club. They
have been notified that this year
they will not receive season passes
to Redland field. Heavy cost of
the world championship games la3t
fall has caused club directors to
curtail passes. -
JESS WILLARD IN
THREAT TO BEAT COP
Lawrence, Kan.. April 1. Jess
Willard. former heavyweight pug
ilistic champion, was fined $1 and
costs in the court of Justice R. C.
Manley yesterday on a charge of
disturbing the peace. The com
plaint was made by Fred Logan, a
negro policeman, who testified Wil
lard threatened him during an ar
gument which arose when Willard
in an automobile attempted to pass
Logan, who was riding in a wagon.
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