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TUESDAY- TUB ROCS ISLAND ARGUSMAY 18, 1920.
Clouting the. Mi .4' - I I - - " 1 ' " I 1 IW BMII WHY I!li,'E OF LAST 13 GOUTESTS HAVE DEEH 170N; PERUSE STICK AVERAGES A jtersge Per Cent In Hon Games : r 1 mi ruur in jtaiung Order Is .361. GAMES TOMORROW. fSietferd at Rock Island. jottse at t,eoar napras. S maivflle at Peoria. v" Terrs Haate at BloomJagton. On good reason why the Island- in Ue wou auu iui uuiy our gtmes In the 13 contests en gaged in at home thus tar is the quality of the stick work. Added to Uii Is effective pitching. But the team has scored lots of runs and tsw has been due principally to the tMTy batting oi tne nrst tour men to the batting order. Murphy, H. Jones, Elmer Benson and Ben Smith. . A perusal of their records as ihown In the bos scores of the 13 games played in Rock Island, the only ones in which the Islanders Jsured as winners, the opening games being lost to Bloomington at Bloomington, brings to light the toteresting fact that the Quartet has been clouting the ball an aver age per cent of .351, good enough to wis ball games most of the time. Murphy, shertstop, dropped from 442 for games not including Sat urday to .319 because it so happen ed It was one of the rare games 'in which he did not get a hit out of time chances. Howard Jones, rightfielder, has been clouting the apple at a .370 pice. In his last 46 times at bat he hu obtained 17 safe smacks. Elmer Benson has been perform lag heavily with the stick, his aver age being .319 for the 13 home games. Elmer has got 15 hits out of 47 tries with the willow. Smith Hits .297. Ben Smith In the role of cleanup has been setting a terrific pace. The big first baseman has stepped to bat 51 times in 13 games and hit i&feiy an even 20 times. His per cent is .392; It might be of further interest to note that in the first two games at Bloomington, Smith got three hits in seven times at bat, and this make3 his per cent for all games .397. Is it any wonder then that the Is linders have forged rapidly to the front from a lowly position? With the first four men in the batting order clouting the ball at such a terrific nace it is bound to go hard with the opposing pitchers. Other members of the team have not been so fortunate with th'e bat, tot there is lots of time. Gallegos it the next heaviest hitter with an average of .290 for home contests. Gallegos has hit safely in the last eight consecutive games, and prev ious to this be has missed hitting in oaly three games. Iiain Halts Games. If Old Sol had peeped through the clouds for a while yesterday morning there might have been Mme interesting doings at' Douglas park In the afternoon," when Rock Island and Rockford were sched uled to get together in their first clash of the season. As it was. the vlfdouds hung heavily all day and the moisture that fell Sundav and Sunday night remained in the pound, making the playing field Bach too soggy for a contest. The tame was not declared off until a salt hour before it was set to be tta. The managers of both teams had the players in uniform, but in the end the negatives won the day. The cancellation of Sunday's tilt With Bloomington was a severe Mow to the Islanders' exchequer. There is no questioning the esti. ates that at least 3,000 fans would have paid their way into Douglas Pwk. And then Rockford comes oa for an important series and the tot clash here has to be called ft. but just the same the visiting n gets its daily guarantee. But Uiat it isn't so much to have to Postpone the week-day games, but Saturday and Sunday attendance "Sttres comprise the backbone of the season's source of money sup Mr. It is something that can't be recovered from tj watCa a Sunday "t by without a game. Providing the weather man shows wetter Rnirit frnm nrtw rtn Rnnfe. r ford pe games to play, including today, - I A the sarin, u -J n e Islanders need to win three in "Mer to rest in top position at the """elusion of the two series. ' The poor baseball weather seems e general all over the circuit. Kotkford and Terre Haute were the v two teams able to mix on Sua r1 ind yesterday all games were Juw off on account of rain and founds. This means that June J54 July are going to witness a ber of double-headers that are ""vailed for on the schedule. CHECK OVER OF CONTESTS SHOWS" ROCKS IN LEAD A mixup in the Three-Eye league percentage column since the open ing of the season on April 29, and Rockford, not Rock Island. Is found to be leading the league by a half game over the Islanders. Rockford with nine won and are lost has a percentage of .643, while Rock Is land with nine won and six lost has a percentage of .600. - This condition seems to have been . general throughout the Three-Eye circuit, Rockford being checked with cne game in the lost column that should be shown in the won column. Several of the papers also have shown Rock Is land with one game less in the won column than what she should have. The standings as printed today on this page are the result of a careful check and are what they 6nouia oe, according to games won and lost Fight Results O ; ; (By United Pres.) Pittsburg. Kan., May 18. A foul in the fourth round of a scheduled 10-round bout last night at Eronte- T nac, Kan., gave the decision to Neal Allison, Waterloo, Iowa, over Joe McGowan, Kansas . Cityt Joe sub stituted lor his brother, Frank, re ceiving the first "lose" of his career. - TmtEE-ETZ LEAGUE. . W. I . itocnora SOCK ISLAJfD Bloomington 8 Terra Haute ........ 7 Moline 7 Cedar Rapi A ........ 6 Peoria ... 6 8 .429 Evansville .......... 5 9 .357 DOINGS OF THE DUFFS BY ALLMAN Pet ," JtOOj 3331 300! 47, .4(2 i AMEBIC! LEAGUE. " W. L. Cleveland ...'.........17 7 Boston ........15 8 Chicago 1210 New York St Louis ... Washington Philadelphia- Detroit ...It 12 12 .....12 12 13 14 18 MTI05AL LEAGUE. W. L. Cincinnati 16 10 Brooklyn ;.12 9 Pittsburgh 12 10 Chicago ......14 12 Boston 10 - 9 Philadelphia 10 14 St Louis 9 14 New York ...8 13 Pet 70S .652 .545 300 300 .480 364 .250 Pet .615 .571 ,545 .538 .526 .417 .391 .331 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS. Three-Eye League. All games postponed; rain. American League.' Boston, 2; Chicago, 1. Detroit, 9; Philadelphia, 7. St. Louis, 2; Washington, 1. National League. Pittsburgh, 7; New York, 6. Other games; rain. Canton, Ohio, May 18. Mike O'Dowd, recently deposed middle weight king, outpointed Jack Brit ton, welterweight champion, in a 12-round bout Jiere last night. SPORTING J All -iu BY BRUCE COPE LAND MT's YkttJt A M3TEB-1 WArfVTO ET"K-ntKOmCE A&CASI A& THIS H0OIIH6-1 . A LRTLEl WTO i omce J JUST A HWbTeRjm ! Hecc cones Aji old I MWICMT Sort M TWO 1 ' M-lW " 7 xx " ' 1TW SO? Vow WT. Till ! GAMBLING'S GRIP OU MAJOR 7 . , AMERICAN SPORTS IS BEING ' LOOSENED BY MEANS OF WAR Vcu two 5ToO"nERe. TvMo MIMUTE EXACT tN; vEll,!AS so Gt&D to see weft! IwaomV 1 L vi..n AuO VJF UAf 50 MAHV twnos to Teu. each J r MM GRUDGE AFFAIR TO BE SETTLED ' B1TTWO PRELIMS Kid Carver and Frankle Seher broeck have been matched by the Sportsman's Athletic club (or one of the preliminaries to the double windup it is arranging for May 25 at the Illinois theatre. Carver and Scherbroeck have a sort of grudge existing between them. Both are anxious to go against each other and settle the argument ' 1 The club Is dickering for an other preliminary of four rounds, which all told will provide 28 rounds of boxing. Cal Delaney of Cleveland will make bis third ap pearance in the Rock Island ring when he meets Pete Marlow in the last half of the double bill. Cal is rated as one of the real topnotch ers of the time in view of his re cent accomplishments, among which was the defeat of Eddie Fitzsiiu mons, the eastern southpaw. . Number of Arrests Have - Bees Made in Plttsbenrh, Which Has Pro red Effective, GIANTS DOWNED IN 15 INNINGS BY PITTSBURGH, 7-6 GlAlfTS TO OPEN SERIES WITH CUBS CWcago, May 18. Another con uent of exclusive 1920 style of utter reached Chicago yesterday Eh J' of the height tieup. and fjaed into the Cubs winning streak Postponing the final game of " Boston series. It will be played on juiy 20, an open ' date for team. . 1. - l U k present atmospheric grouch m u - "uiuuru i in i sir i nwn mniv f w York Giants will open a jr siue set on the north side M endeavor to stoo the climb- rb8. McGraw's men havent "Qing any too well this spring, rluently may not be expected uoaiit to further humiliation -xwanght ' rosi FACE." I ftn think of "Funny Face," A kid I used to know. Whose teeth protruded into space; Ilis eyes: One big, one !nw. , And though we kidded that poor lout -He never lost his nanny; He always followed us about , With patience quite uncanny. o fcbpst pirl" ever made him - blush Willi early Tarn pish wiles. Because the look upon hi? mush Was proof from sugared smiles. The older iolk remarked that he Was just a freak of nature, So "Funny Face" was doomed to be His steady nomenclature. I Bat in his breast a heart of gold Beat truer than the rest And features tiod forgot to moid Rare beauty now attest Today I think of "Funny Face As just a boyhood relie; That mug has gone, but in its place Appears a face angelic. So dear was life nnt- that boy, He cared not for the end. Bot gave his own with utmost Jy To save that of a friend. Long years Pve roamed o'er , land and sea Among all sorts of races, Yet, what a fine world this would be -With more such "Funny Faces." Perhaps it is just as well . for Noah that he didn't own a ball club. witn au tnat rain, tna ars wouw have become an asylum. ... Jupiter Pluvius, according to all basebalK magnates, is a worse forcer than Jim the Penman. Every time he pays s visit he leaves a trail of bad (rain) checks In his wake. The Sox have turned down 5,000 smackers for Lowdermilk. He's so wild, he's funny. GREAT EXPECTATIONS. - Carranza to surrender. ( ) t9 be married. Tt Cobb to go back. Charlie Chaplin to go to work. A little less rain. Forty .dollar SUITS. Peace. "A raise, etc "Pirates Come From Behind and Beat Giants." That's the way pirates always come. A MAX'S COMPLAINT AGAINST THE SCREEN. "Oh, wad some power the giftie trie us , To see our scl's as ithcrs see IIS" This plea of Burns has been reversed, "ow others see ns at our worst! The camera's eye, with scorn v and spleen. Bares ail our secrets on the screeiu '. ' The husband, baieheior or beau '. Whose dignity was guarded so Finds uo seclusion in his lair. The camera conies and shoots him there. It looks through kitchen, bath ' and stair, And pots its victims every where! The spoken drama doesn't show Its hero in his shirtless woe; Great Hamlet would be called a dub If Shakespeare soaped him in his tub. Could Borneo still coo and flirt While buttning on a bally shirt! Could Don Juan set all hearts a-buzs While sharing oil his stubble - f on t What idol of the matinee Belov'd of all the girlies gay, Could make those hearts still buzz like bees. While ' he patched np his B. T. D.'st Oh. no; the spoken drama rings The curtain down on all such things; It wont suggest by deed or word t The things that make a man absurd, But, oh, you motion picture folk, Ton make us out to be a joke! Can any girl such pictures scan And fall to hare a laugh on man? , THE EVIL-DOERS. Both created untold agony for the human race; both sent many persons to the asylums as nervous wrecks; both increased by many fold the unpleasantness ' of city life. Their works are dissimilar and yet alike. They could not exist without each other. - Cne manufactures pianos; the other, pianists. .. A GIRL'S FIRST KISS IS ALWAYS INNOCENT. IP SHE IS DESTINED FOR A BRILLIANT. CAREER, THE SECOND WILL SEEM SO. "Fighting for the Lead," oup lat est serial with Jack Tighe and Hiss Bunting. v POBTLKHT & Gran t land Rice How About It! When within your roped arena Some remorseless referee Awards the quick decision To your smiling vis-a-vis; Though your ears are cauliflowerei And you're down beyond a doubt, Can you tip your battered derby To the guy who knocked you out? When you're always finding trouble In the bunkers or the rough. And your score is proof conclusive That you haven't got the stuff. As they pass you on the fairway In a beeline straight ahead. Can you lift your brown Fedora To the guy who plays "em dead? i , When the other chap draws salves While you only get the gate, And you find ' yourself believing You're a chronic second-rate; As the big or paltry lickings Cloud the ending of your day Can you doff your dusty kelly To the guy who showed the way? LESLIE ALAN TAYLOR. Serious Oversight, In the last few years the Red Sox have got rid of Tris Speaker, "Babe" Ruth. Duffy Lewis, Dutch Leonard, Carl Mays, Larry Gardner and Ernie Shore among others. The ordinary outfit that had lost this much talent would be 26 fath oms under the grotto. But appar ently the only serious oversight the Red Sox have made sot far is not getting rid of Harry Hooper, the last of their old stars. With Hooper tossed out the flag would be a merry romp.. Judging from the way things seem to break every time they chase a star per former off the reservation. Joe Beckett insists Upon being the English heavyweight champion, no matter what outsiders hang on his jaw. It's no pallid certainty that Carpentier's next battle won't be with this same Joseph. The signs seem to be learning that way. to the old Cubs, an everlasting in spiration in the way of pep. He is not only a great ball play er but. a great fighter, one who seems to give 103 per cent of every thing he Ifas to each contest. Whether it's an ordinary scrap or a world series the general idea ! is about the same to Buck give Pittsburgh, Pa., May 18. Pitts burgh defeated New York, 7 to 6, in 15 innings yesterday. Cooper and Toney were both hit hard and gave way to Carlson and Douglas, they In turn retiring in favor of-Ponder and Barnes. With the score a tie in the 15th inning, New York scored twice on a hit and wild throw by Grimm and Ponder. In the last half of the 15th inning Pittsburgh scored three runs on Bigbee's triple, a pass to Cary, singles by Whitted and Caton, and a long hit by Grimm that was good for three bases, but counted as a single only, as the winning run was driven in from third base. Score: R. H. E. New York 6 12 3 Pittsburgh , 7 13 3 BT.HEXBT L. FAKBELL, (United Press Staff Correspondent) New York, May 18. Gambling's grip on the major American sports is being loosened by a general pres- -sure on the wrist, War on the baseball gamblers Is ' working up a good sized casualty list and moans are being heard from several of the big race tracks where .the shots of stewards are finding a mark. Following a policy adopted dur ing the winter when tales of the "fixed" world series were Being passed around, the major league . club owners are enlisting the aid of city police and private detec tives against the 'professional grand stand gamblers. As a climax to the cleanup Inaug urated during the winter when two of the biggest Jockeys of the turf were ruled off. officials at the Ja maica track take a post on a stool near the gates and ask the notor- . ious gamblers to take a little ride back to the city. "Baseball campaign against the gambler has been productive of re sults, especially In Pittsburgh where a number of arrests have been made." President John Hcyd ler of the National league, said. "Various efforts are necessary to stop gambling," Heydler says. "Or ganized baseball has decided to stop it. Little friendly bets are not" as scandalous as the gambler, who stands up on the seat, waves a handful of greenbacks and shouts odds that lead some persons to be- lieve he is 'on the Inside." The same opinion is shared by the Jamaica track officials. The Jockey club does not sanction bet ting but the track officials have no objection to small wagering. The big gambler, who yells loudest when be loses and casts suspicions at the character of sport, is the ob ject of the drive. College Stars. The two best, ex-collegians in the big leagues are George Sisler and Eddie Collies. But among those who are not col legians nor ex-collegians are Cobb, Ruth. Weaver, Groh, Roush, Horns by, Alexander, Johnson, Cicotte, Speaker, Maranville and Peckm-1 paugh. j "There are not as many ex-eoReg-; ians in baseball as there were backj in the days when Mathewson, ! Benders, Plank, Devlin. Collins,: etc., got away with the headlines in j bulk. There was a day when you could j pick an ex-college line-up capable j of beating the non-collegians. ' Imagine a pitching staff that car ried Mathewson. Bender, Plank. Coombs and Overall at their best! But for some reason the collegian isn't dashing into the thick of the major league play as swiftly as he once did. Nothing like it It is stile hard for an English man to belfeve that a much lighter Frenchman can trim Albion's best in less than two minutes. And now that it has been proved again that Beckett is the best British heavy weight in sight, look out for some immediate gossip about a return match. The Hustling iL Alfred Damon Runyon recently had a series of penshots on the leading hustlers in the major leagues. His array was a select one, but If we had to cast a vote for the Hustlin' Kid in the Ancient Order of Sons of Swat it would likely go to Buck Weaver, of the White Sox. Weaver is and has ben to the White Sox what Johnny Evers was em all you got 1.- ill Smi-LW. v IB-'-E POOR FIELDING IS REASON FOR SOX DEFEAT BY BOSTON w'Uly Of Tr- T M.k . , rwoi caused a postponement of J-round bout with Pal Moore, w aere lor last .night. Boston, Mass., May 18 Some dandy hurling by Roy Wilkinson went to waste yesterday because of poor fielding by the White Sox, and the second of the series went to the Boston hose by a 2 to 1 margin. Gleason's champs erred at critical times, and on two occasions the lo cals eased over a run for enough to cop the matinee. The Chicago na perpetrated three errors, but only one ot these figured In the run getting. Another play also helped, Schalk being unusually slow in getting away a throw on a double steal in the first frame. . A run resulted. The disastrous error also was the work of Schalk. In Qeldinc a batted ball in the eighth iit the runner in the back. gtTing'Dauas. him two bases. The runner tallied later. Score; Chicago 0 0000001 01 Boston 1 0000001 x 2 Two-base hits McMullin, Felsch. Struck out Wilkinson, 2; Jones, 5. Double plays E. Collins-Weaver-Jourdan; McNally-McInnis; Wal-ters-McNally. Time 1:31. Um pires Dineen and Nallin. FIVE HOME RUNS IN -GAME ANN BY DETROIT TEAM EXEE Philadelphia, Pa. May IS. Five home runs, four triples, and three doubles enlivened Detroit's 9 to 7 victory over Philadelphia yester day. Ira Flagstead returned to the Visitors' lineup and knocked .out two home runs. Kinney and Rom mel gave Detroit a 7 to 0 lead, but the locals nearly tied the score in I the ninth, Young's fielding saving 'Dauas. i SMART CAPS In the Newest Spring Styles WITH the increased pop-'' ularity of caps, we've a most elaborate showing of the very newest and smart shapes, colors and weaves. Special caps for the golfer, the motor ist and for street or campus wear in show checks and cam el's hair at ' $1.50 to $6.50 t ROCK ISLAND Special Steels add Life to the MAXWELL , These steels are the product of the highly de veloped Maxwell labora tories, where steels have been studied, analyzed and tested for years. They are made to Maxwell's own formulae and enable the Maxwell to stand punishment that few cars can meet suc cessfully; TJiey lessen the task of the engine and" make it more responsive, quicker in action and a delight . to handle. . These are some of the virtues which have won friends for the Maxwell in ever increasing num- bers and give it a longer life than many cars of higher price. Today there are ap proximately 400,000 Maxwell's on the world's highways. The year 1920 will add 100,000 more. L FULLER-RANNELLS MOTOR CAR COMPANY Cor. 17lK St and 4th Ayc, Rock Wand. " R. L 783