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X 920: Baseball Season Under Way $Mk
aCIAL GEROItlES 111 EACH The Boys b the Other Car By Grove j REACHES HERE FOR HIS BOUT WITH MARLOW ISLANDERS TO PLAY 0 AVEIIPORT DOOSTERSIN EXIIIDITIOtl 6AL'E AT DOUGLAS PARK Otl SATURDAY TY PLANNED TO MARK DIOTII OF ANOTIIEIt RACE TO PENNANT LEFT EARFUL. V t . -. jailed tad Hardeaed Ftad Than la South. V and hardened by BereraW itb iun8, the baseball teams Jrjirt National and American jLati open the 1920 season this Linooifc weather permitting;. ' "rta lyers, however, are not hlT to make their debttt in the Si congenial atmosphere that fa Tj flielr preliminary work below "JglJon and Dixon line, for the ".nil forecast calls for cold, fair J2W ith high winds. In the SfhMl league, Boston plays at 2tTk. Philadelphia at Brook Si Chicago at Cincinnati, and Mibargh at St Louis, while the MirlCH league clubs will clash as New York at Philadelphia, SuhlMton at Boston, Detroit at Mtch city special ceremonies tin mark the birth of another base tiiieuon and although there does in ippear to be any novelties in tiht the fans will welcome the maitu band concerts arid other tonalities with the usual enthu duo. That they will not be dis upolnted is the prediction of cloBe fotlowera of the national game,, for uttrtiag to these baseball prophets Hi big and little leagues are facing tit most prosperous and successful kimb to the history of the sport. j. Closer Race. - ' Is addition to the pennant races, out the clubs reach their full trlns strength, are expected to U closer and more exciting than kit been the case in some past .While it wilt be close to June i trior the true strength or the etibi can be accurately guaged it It conceded among the basebalL drt that Cleveland. New York, 5. Philadelphia and Washington are S itronger in tne American league tbu was the case a year ago, while Detroit, 8t Louis and Chicago can be expected to duplicate their 1919 term. Tbo Boston club is considered an mcertainty. In the National league, Phlladel pfaia, Chicago and Brooklyn are (bought to be more powerful and better balanced than last year. New Tori, Pittsburgh and St. Louis ap teir on a par with their initial itrength a year ago, while Boston ad Cincinnati do not appear to nie Improved as perceptibly as tllier teams in the senior league. '' (By United Piwl.. Chicago, April 14. Jazz bands, nbaret performers, automobile parades and aeroplane stunts fea tured the opening of the baseball leaion in the middle west. More tin a hundred thousand fans wit tewed baseball games staged by twins in the American and National taffies, and the American associa tiva. I-' Chicago Clear and CooL Clear and cool, with plenty of midline, was the outlook for the White. Sox-Detroit opener here to- JB.M7. Charlie Comisky, Sox owner, 3 Vnbbed his hands and said he looked ,wo at today's game. A 50 tiece brass band was to entertain He tans. The old board of trade Wtos club which always cele 'fated the opening of the Cubs' sea rat, lave gone over in a body to the 8 and journeyed to today's game a a tallyho while a parade of sev ol hundred autos followed behind. fifteen thousand fans were ex JWed to see the Pirates and Car JmaU clash at St. Louis. Mayor Helwai to pitch the first ball while Jazt band jazzed and cabaret per rmers went through their antics. At Cincinnati the Cubs met the jorld'a champions. Redland fans t every one of the 15,409 re JJ" seats and it was expected W.0M would see the game. Association Opens. fl American association season Jjwd at Kansas City with the Wis Millers as the opposing Thirteen thousand were ex to witness the battle. Jnt thousand fans will see the rjw baseball premier at In- m Ifa. w-. v. nui uwuiicu will A 5J" Phere to open the fight jFMbZ hands were a part of i Z5r" WM expected to have ow!4 about 10-000 to see it are. a big parade from tw wT? to tne park where Presl- ebtfr oi tne American asso- Km ftwT oian me game, oy 4he first ball and the by mii"- uy-iv io win a pennant F DOINGS OF THE NATIONAL CLUBS TOOK HONORS IN SPRING CONTESTS BT HESM L. FABILF.1L. ' (United Preaa Staff Correspondent). New -York April 13. National league clubs took the honors in the several inter-league pre-season games. - The total score in games in the series which ended yesterday is 42 to 40. with three tied games, the American league trailing. The world's champion Reds made the poorest showing of the National league, fat Morans men won only five out of 13 games with the Washington senators and got only one decision out or four with the Yankees. . This rather lamentable showing somewhat confirms the report that the Reds derived very little benefit from an undisciplined stay at Miami and are in poor condition to start the race. The St. Louis Cards, by losing the city series to the Browns at tour games to two cut down the lead piled up by the Giants and Brook lyn Robins. Brooklyn's feat in winning 10 out or ib irom the Yankees can be classed as a real surprise and the Braves' 6 to 5 victory over the Ti gers comes a close second. The Giants ran true to form in taking-10 out of 15 with the Red Sox as did the Cardinals also in taking & out of 15 from the Ath letics. , COLORED TEAM ORGANIZED" FOR SEASON'S PLAY The tri-cities will be represented on the baseball field this summer by an organization of colored stars. An athletic club has been formed by the players . but a name has not yet been decided puon. It is the intention to place a strong con tender in the field for semi-pro honors and the team will be pre pared to meet any outfit in the middlewest. Clarence Gamble, a former member of the celebrated Union Giants of Chicago, is the manager. Games can be arranged for by calling the president, Harry Stewart. Moline, 2S44, or the cap tain, Alex Roberts, Moline 3588. Joe Boehling. BI XORaiAX E. BROWS. When Owner Dunn of tho Indians announced last winter that he was looking for a lefthander to strength en his burling staff, Joe Boehling took his pen in hand and wrote to Sunny Jim. ."I think I can come back.' Don't take my word. I don't aim to have you quit hunting and depend on me. Just figure me as a gamble and give me a try." Dunn took him up so the veteran leftie has been working hard to make good. He has become serious. His failure to take the game seriously in previous years handicapped him. He has trained systematically, de voting his energy solely to condi tioning himself and not to amusing himself on the field. Bert Niehaus, American association star, and Tim Murchison, Three-Eye league leftie, have the call because of their work last year, but Boehling .will be given a chance. Boehling hails from Richmond, Va., and is 28. He broke into the big league with Washington in 1912 and remained with Grift until the Indians got him in 1916. He never broke np the league, hot pitched good ball and was effective for a lefty. He disappointed the Indian fans in 1917 losing six out of seven games. He was in service in 1918, and after an unsuccessful attempt to regain big league form last year he voluntarily retired. ' DUFFS y ' Jt 6SHf " S "TQQX U. TOST OBTXiyCukrN ' ' fiSeel ihaLbX voetTX f i B&uewe A owNessI l .pott stxce ' ( t oo-oh- I wv -m, cj:- am mm & Copyright, 1920, New York Tribune, Inc.) Prying OS the Lid. Well! Well! Well! Look who's here! Old Man Box Score Let him have a cheer. Old Man Base Hit, Old Kid Run; ' Old Professor Alibi, when the scrap is doe. All the pals and cronies, that we used to know Back in other Aprils, long and long ago. Let the lid fly open with a ball or strike. You can shoot, professor, any time you like. In 1918 the Cubs won a -sgnnant For 1919 they added Alexander and then finished third. We mention this erratic detail to let you know some of the bizarre eccentricities of the sprightly- dope. V In 1918 the Red Sox won a world championship. 1919 they looked better than ever. It's a great life 'if you cut out guessing. Race Aspects. If things break gently for Cleveland that club has a chance of forging well ahead in the American league. But if fate persists in as sailing the line-up, New York and Detroit both have a chance. The National league race should be the closer of the two. Cin cinnati and New York predominate in the early dope, but Brooklyn, Chicago and Pittsburgh are no great distance away, where a few sud den turns in the luck may keep the entire quintet in a summer knot. There is no club in the National league that seems to be as far advanced beyond competition as Cleveland does in the American. Cleveland can still win with a shade the worst of the luck against any one rival. There is no National league club in this fix. Any one of three or four clubs can take a shade in the break and win a flag. The Inner Meaning. ' The opening of two major league seasons adds mora than, a mere trifle to the inner glow of the populace at large. It means added recreation, in a spectatorial way, for several mil lion inhabitants who help push the turnstiles around. It adds some thing more to others who rarely go to see a ball game but who take keen enjoyment in following the fortunes of certain players and cer tain clnbs. This list is larger than any one might think. Tbe flaming career of the spectacular Ruth will be followed by thousands who will never see him in action. But what he does or doesn't do will add a new interest to the various episodes of spring and summer. 1 The worth of baseball in the way of added pleasure to a nation makes it all the more necessary to see that the game is cleanly ran and cleanly played with both magnates and players at their best. Leading Figures. Starting the season the leading figures, through their efforts in past campaigns, include the following: 1. Babe Ruth champion home run hitter. 2. Ty Cobb champion batsman of both leagues. 3. Tris Speaker champion outfielder and manager. 4. Walter Johnson best pitcher in the American league. 5. G rover Alexander best pitcher in ther7ational league. 6. Eddie Roush champion batsman of the National league. 7. George Sisler and Roger Hornsby, of St. Louis runners-np who may supplant Cobb or Roush. . 8. Eddie Collins still baseball's best second baseman. These start the season as the main gate attractions,: with Rnth leading the pack. The big slugger win remain the leader as long as he can propel the ball out of the park. If his home run propensities die out he will be only & fadr card. It will be interesting to follow the fortunes of those named in the first list to see bow many survive the test through September. Cobb, Speaker, Johnson, Alexander and Collins are no longer youngsters. But so far none of the five has shown any outstanding tendency to slip. ANOTHER IMPORTANT MATTER COMES UP! Grantimd Rice In the spring of They finally managed to finish sixth, GOOD CARD IS ARRANGED FOR EMPIRE SHOW Jock Muione of St Pan! and Jack Duffy of Chicago to Travel 10 Rounds. Promoter Babe Meanor of the Rock Island Athletic club, has com pleted his card for a weejc from tomorrow night at the Empire rink. Jock Malone, the St. Paul welter, win travel over the 10-round route with Jack Duffy of Chicago. The j men will scale in at 145 pounds at o cloc on the day of the bout. In the semi-windup the fans will once more get a chance to glimpse T? i. . .1. cka i. t- . , .. Buck Sargent, the East Moline po liceman, in action, it has been a long lime since Buck showed before the folks, and if reports are true he is due to make a bigger hit than ever. Buck will go six rounds with Johnny Cose of Camp Grant. roung lireen of Davenport, the flashy featherweight who made such a big hit when he bested Kid Cutie at Meanors last show, has been matched with Young Powell in the second" preliminary. The first prelim will bring Em niett Sheehan and Spike Kelly of Davenport together for four rounds. THREE-EYE NEWS CHAMPS WORK IX (AM. Bloomington, 111., April 14. Joe Dunn's champion Bloomers return ed to tho indoor workouts yester day, using the high school health shop after 3 o'clock for their prac tice. With a blizzard starting ear ly Monday and accompanying the Chicago Cubs to this city, the pro posed battle was called off upon their arrival here and fans of the community were cheated of a good exhibition game. Outfielders Fothergill of Massil lon, Ohio, and McEvoy of Bing hamton, N. Y., reported to Joe Dunn yesterday. Fothergill comes here with an iron-clad recommend ation and looks like a ball plaver. McEvoy. is no slouch at grabbing the apple and a classic battle will be staged for the outposts with Shag Thompson, Jantzen, Fother gill, McEvoy and a few others looking for Jobs. . Peoria, 111., April 14. When it isnt raining good old water at the Tractor training camp, a deluge of infielders arrives to complicate further the situation. It has been written time and A3 Tattle, the Philadelphia wet terweight, arrived in Rock Island this afternoon accompanied by Emil Thiry. Tuttle is matched to go 10 Tounds with Pete "Kid" Mar low of St. Louis before the Sports man's A. C. at the Illinois theatre tomorrow night. TRACK ATHLETES TO COMPETE m INDOOR EVENTS BT J. F HAZIER TASCE. . Augustana gymnasium is to be the scene of the annual quad-city high school indoor track meet Sat urday evening of this week. The various schools have been practic ing for some time in preparation for this contest, and it should prove an interesting meet. The affair will start at 7:30 o'clock and the following 'events will be run off in as brisk an order as possible: Track events 25-yard dash (straightaway), 100-yard dash, 220- ! yard dash. 440-yard run, 880-yard i nnA i l .-1 i run, one mile run, half-mile relay. Field events Shot put, standing high jump, running high jump, pole vault. This is the initial track event of the season for each of the schools and serves the purpose of a "pepper-up" for succeeding meets. How ever some mighty good form is dis played, and this will doubtless be the best exhibition of track work before the big eight contest Coach Kimmel's men have been practicing at the college gym for several days and should show up well Saturday night. again lately that the Peoria club infield outlook is the brightest in years. There is already a halt dozen mighty good-looking inner wall posts on deck. Trains last night brought two more Infielders, however, and still Mr. Poorman continues to be the lone fly chaser to report. Harry Osborne of Indianapolis and Shanley, a former Western leaguer, were the infielders to an swer roll call yesterday. Both lads have been training for some time, and the competition is expected to become all the more spirited onee they get into motion with the oth er infield candidates. Rockford; III.," April 14.' Six teen players of the Rockford team have now reported to Manager Schollenberger, outfielders How ard Peppard and Jensen: pitchers Chapman, Hummell, Hill, Smith, Ramsden.'Gol lings and Clark; in fielders Eckman, Miegan, - Braot, Hogan and Hauk. Catcher Rtgsby will arrive today and Pitcher Foelsch tomorrow. No attempt has been made - to take up outdoor training and the men will take exercise in gymnas ium until warmer weather makes practice at Kishwaukee park rea sonable. BY ALLMAN TRACK TEAM IN HARD WORK FOR . i INDOOR EVENTS Although track got a late start at FRock Island Mgb school, it is run ning full blast now and a winning team is predicted in the meet Sat urday night In the Augastana gym nasium. Thia year's squad although not as large as last spring's, Is bet- tar balanced. The men hare been working in the gym at Augustan and are expecting to grab quite a few points. The tri-city indoor meet is the first of the year. The tri-city oat door meet comes towards the end of the month and the big eight meet on May 8 at Galesbnrg. This afternoon Coach Kimmel gave the squad the hardest prac tice of the season. All the men were pushed to their limit and the result was satisfactory in every way. The track team will have it easy for the next two days tapering down for the meet. Captain Milstead, who was elect ed to fill Harry Giles' place, is ex pected to win the shot-put. The big boy Is in the best of trim and expects to run the 220 and the 440 In addition. Duffin, another man of last year's squad, will be a strong contender in the mile. He is run ning in good form. In the sprints the Islanders have Harper, the colored boy who knock ed them all cold last year. Harper is running in better form this sea son and he is expected to bring in quite a few points. Huston, an other dark boy, is also coming good in the eprints, and also in the high lamp. PLEASE REMEMBER That the genuine ABRAHAM'S PECAN ROLL is sold in one pound boxes only, with .the ABRAHAM trademark. Take Tio other. PORTING JAZ7 k3 BY BRUCE RXBAIY AT OF A WI5D0W GAZER. Ah, envied robe of Oriental hue. Your window days, alas, are very few! Perhaps tomorrow they will take you out. And then milady will be wearing yon. The silken sheen of varicoI- ored hose ' Imparts a thrill, as ever gazer knows; But look you well for soon they'll fade from view, I'Bkss, perchance, a sportive sephyr blows. The corset, too, invokes a kindred beat, ( lamped on a waxen figure trim and neat; But some there be who nev er yet hare strained Their biceps making both its long ends meet. , It starts a turmoil in esch gentle breast To gaze upon a dammy, part ly dressed; For lingerie doth lend a subtle charm That's quite enough! Tou'll , have to guess the rest Only 10 spitters will be allowed to expectorate this year in the big leagues. . After a few more years of spitbalang, baseball would have been played in a cuspidor. Even the outfielders have been coached to play back for Babe Ruth's bants. A young woman acaualntance believes wrestluing must be tbe 'grandest game" because Strangler Lewis uses such a "divine" head lock. - 4 THE ATHLETICS. Tbe big league teams begin to day Another baseball nee. With even chances as they play Te occupy first place; . Bat there's a team whose year ly Plight, For some ungodly reuses, Can not be called a pennant flight, But Just another season. A boob husband Is 'supposed to be one who lets his wife do all the talking in public; but is he? If the eld adage, "Lucky at cards, unlucky at love," is a positive fact, many married men probably wish they had been good poker players. : LIL JOCliilS IS JAZZ. They must .have invented the movies for the men;for what thrill can a woman get from oogling a film flapper in dishy bull? .The other night they caught an avis aiming his vision at a mack sennett skin banquet- through a duo of opera cheaters. 5 . Perhaps they take the pictures in the open air so the women can see the scenery and - have some thing to look at. THEY HAVE TO DO SOME THING FOR THE SPEAKER SEX. ee our films first!. They stagger the censors. Bee Nah-ZIM-uva in "The Wages of Sin." You see the sin; we see the wages. See "The Four Mule Drivers of the Apoplexy." A kick in each mule. See Mary Pickpocket in "The SpriBg Gums llse Images' WKk XadlsM Teaai of tfte Sevtk Dakota league. ' r The Boosters, Davenport's fast est semi-pro organization, will pro vide opposition (or Jack Tighe'a Is landers 1 Saturday afternoon y at Douglas park. The game is sched uled .to start at 2:30 o clock. Tne Boosters are recognised e ) -classy baseball team and the game should prove worthy of a large art tendance. . ' On April 26 and 27 the Madison team of the South Dakota teagna will be in Rock Island for what probably will be the last spring . games for the Islanders before the start of the season on April W. ' Madison under the management of Ralph Works, former big league star, is training at St. Louis and will stop in Rock Island on its way to home pastures. Manager ' Works has written Tighe request ing that the latter hold bis surplus players until be arrives and he will be ready to take them for his club. These Days fount These are the days that count in conditioning the athletes tor the season's grind. The warm snn , puts plenty of pep in the players, and if the' mildness is maintained through the week Rock Island tans . can rest assured that Moline will be taken into camp in Sunday's engagement. Jack Tighe has one sick athlete on his list in Pat O'Connor.; Pat was placed in the care of a physi cian yesterday. He is suffering from a severe cold on his chest and the doctor has ordered him to remain in bed for "a couple of days. We are out of the high rent dis trict, so we sell our goods cheaper. Come and see us. Carter Bros.' Second Hand store, 2730 Fifth ave nue, i , COPELAKD Curse of an Itching Palm." 'Tsa scratch. Our seats aTe upholstered with spearmint You stick to the end. If you lose your purse in our theatre, you're outa luck. Special attention to fresh flap pers. One fee to see the pictures; ex tra charge for seeing them aloud. No mushing aloud. Don't applaud our pictures. You might awake the sleeping partners. If you are insulted in our theat tre, leave name and address at the box office and we will call. OUR NEXT CREATURE: Vir ginia Pearsoap in "The Cleaning." Dirt de luxe. COMMOTIO PICTURES. When first she beard those ' strident tones: "Oh, Ma be, your lover's camel" Deep in her bath lay Mabel Jones. And she. the modest-dame, ' Plugged keyhole, window, and replied: "Just tell him. please, to step insider The months flew by and Mabel Jones Became a movie queen; Each year she'll make a mil lion bones For bathing a la screra. Bnt modesty abut, alack. : She's left it fiat upon Its back! The other night I took me hence Unto a movie show. . To see forcundry, hard-earned pence. The film. "What Women Know;" And learned, egad, what Mabel knows Would color up a statuess nose. For when she heard, "Tour lovers camel" (Twas on the celluloid). She left her bath tans fear or shame (My throat with gulps was cloyed), , And calmly drew the window shade And dosed the doorlnaanght arrayed. Lee pulled his one great boner when he surrendered his sword to Grant at Appomattox without hold ing out for 30 per cent of the gross receipts. : Speaking of. movies, It might not be snch a poor bet to apply for1 the ileture rights for that new reto ution in Guatemala. Lowden wins the brown derby in the primary class. Overheard at 'the movies t "Isnt that Phyllis Haver tbe bold thiagt Se wonder all the men stare so at Mir " "A horse 1 A horse! My kingdom for a horse," chirped Kink Richard; but all the bookmakers must 'have been watching a flapper board a . trolley.. " - . -f -j. , r " : ' i 'WITHOUT ALLEDIN'O TO THEIR - MARKSMANSHIP. ' HAR MONY IS SAID TO BE THE AIM OF MOST MARRIED COUPLES. Connie Mask will strive to imi tate Willie Hoppe again this year by trying to make the ivory per- form Intelligently.