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THE BEE: OMAHA. ' SUNDAY; JUNE 12, 1921.
Schissler Resigns As Coach of Base Ball and Basket Ball at Nebraska 2 C , Difference in ,. Salary Cause ; Of Resignation Cornhusker Athletic Tutor - Expects to Accept Offer Made by Southern , College, Lincoln, Neb., June 11. (Special Telegram.) Coach Paul Schissler of the, University of Nebraska base ball nd basket ball teams and assistant foot ball tutor, handed in his resig nation to Director of Athletics Lueh ring this afternoon. A difference in salary is given as the cause of his resignation. Schissler came to the Cornhusker foundry of knowledge in 1918 as as sistant to Coach Kine. When Kine resigned and Dr. Stewart stepped in as coach at Nebraska, Schissler, acted as the latter's right hand mart;; especially during foot ball season, when he took charge of the yearlings and developed one of the best fresh men teams that has represented the j university for some time. In 1920 he was director of athletes, and it was durintr his reign as head of this department that Nebraska re vived base ball, Schissler coacnea the diamond athletes and also handled the basket ball quintet dur insr the fli'Doine season. The Univer sity of Nebraska base ball team won 10 and lost five games during both of the seasons he had charge of the team. His basket ball quintet was one of the strongest in the valley and was a credit to the school. Last season, for the' first time in the history of the school, a Ne braska basket ball team played Notre Dame, Illinois, Indiana, Col eate. Michigan Aggies and Colo rado. The Cornhuskers won their games and the reputation the univer sity gained by playing sucn quintets as these was a big help to inc. bra ska. .Schtssler expects to accept an offer made by a southern school, where he will have charge of all athletics. Jack to Defend Title Labor Day Announces That Dempsey "Will Box September 1 If ; He Beats Georges. 'Atlantic City, N. J., June 11. If Jack Dempsey wins the international battle against Georges Carpentier in Jersey City July 2, he will again de fend his title on Labor day. :Jack Kearns made the positive statement that his fighting ward, if . Successful in battering the French- man out of the field of championship aspirants, would meet either Bren nan or Jess Willard on Labor day. The statement from Kearns was amplified to an extent which gives pretty certain proof that such a bout would be staged against the opponent ' and in the location, which combined would return the largest amount of money. Dempsey, once victor over Carpentier, would be the idol of enough fans to make his appearance against either Brennan or Willard an occasion of great financial promise. So it has been decreed, according to Kearns, that Dempsey if successful at Jersey City will not break training, but will return to Atlantic City to condition and get into shape for an other hard battle in the roped arena rrrthe first Monday in September. While Jersey City would have a good chance to get this bout also, there have been reports that New York .City, Benton Harbor, Mich.; Boston and Buffalo are amor.g the places which have promoters who claim to be able to make it legal and pleasant for such an attraction to be held in their respective localities. Rumors Circulated New York, June 11. No .heavy weight championship glove fight ever was held in this country with out the inevitable rumors of "fake" before the principals stepped into the ring. Certain "wise" men in the sporting world insist that Jack Dempsev will "lie down" in the big bout with Carpentier for a huge sum of money in order to line the pockets of sure-thing gamblers or : make the moving pictures of the mill priceless in value when shown in England and France. Other smart insiders insist that , Carpentier is a "set-up" for the World champion; that .the French ma nis merely a flashy boxer, who intends to take a few punches before he "does a Brodie." and then sail for home with $250,000 stuffed away in his grip. These are only a few of the rumors now floating around. Yale Clubhouse to Have ' Locker for Each Student j; Yale university will construct a tlub house on its athletic field, which will have a locker for every under graduate and club rooms for all its athletic organizations. John L.'8 Old Rubber Sees Carpentier As "Qho'aDebbilMan" "i Uncle Matthias Framingham Liv ingston Smith, who in the "good old days" was a masseur in John L. Sullvan's camp, has seen Georges Carpentier and says he "sho is a debbil man." . Uncle walked all the way from Tort Washington, L. I., to Manhas set to 'get a peek at the challenger. The old darky, who claims to have known all the fighters of the bare knuckle days, now is employed by a wealthy resident of the section as a masseur for saddle horses. This was his verdict: - "You just bet your socks dis young fellah ain't no frost. Some lolks sav dat Georgie ain't in condi tion, but yo' can tells m "dat Vour Uncle Matt knows diffent deed he ty Brother Wallopers ; 1 4f F EM1L MUSEL, F fv-N i Philadelphia Nationals. I., FilfASF (TRIBUNE Photos, l BOB MEUSEL, New York Americans. Epidemic of Hits Reason for Drop In Stolen Bases Runner Now Relies on Batter To Advance Him Fans Like Batsmen Better Than Base Stealer. Considerable comment has been made this season by base ball rooters and experts on the absence of base stealing, and various explanations have been given. Chief among the reasons is the increase in batting and the size of the scores. Most of the bags purloined now are the result of hit and run plays, when the bats man misses the pellet. One reason advanced is that the catching has improved more than any other defensive department in the majors, making base thieving more ha2ardous than formerly and to be resorted to only when scores are close, which is the exception, rather than the rule, in these days of heavy hitting. Pitchers More Deceptive. Another reason is that the Success ful pitchers have improved their "mo tions" so that it is more difficult to get a run start, and without that the chances of reaching the next bag are, greatly reduced. This is borne out in a measure by the fact several nromising slab recruits have been sent back to the rdinor school because they could not hold up the runners. One. instance occurred on the White Sox. A likely youngster quit the team because the opposition threatened to steal his uniform, and he was asked to learn a "motion" to prevent being reduced to Aphrodite's plight some day before he could be rescued from the slab. The youngster said he preferred to pitch, where one did not have to know so much, shed his unie, and was on his way. More Hits, Less stolen cases. But the lack of base running ii believed by the majority of folks whom I have asked to be primarily due to the increased output of bin- gles because of the decreased effi ciency ot the nuriers. ine average batsman is more likely to hit safely than the average runrg; is likely to succeed in advancing fifciself by leg work. ; ... When a runner reaches hrst base nowadays, if there are less than two out, the chances that one of the next two swatsmen will whistle a long drive between outfielders, or bust one over the fence, are greater than the chances of stealing a cushion. And the long hit means a run, while the steal is no good unless followed by a hit. Second Guessers Active. And if a runner tries to steal and is pinched, his pals on the bench be come a nock ot secona guessers, pro viding a batsman follows that failure with a long drive. Only when a run ner gets tofirst with two out ana tne score close is the attempt to steal justifiable in the minds of most play ers, and even then I have seen the hit and run pulled in preference. The fans admire a wild man on the bags, like Ty Cobb, but they love a fence buster like Babe Ruth; for the guy who carries a big slapstick and gets results with it, has been first in the heart of the rooter always. $250,000 Horse, Bane of Dispute, Back to Madden Friar Rock, the $250,000 stallion owned jointly by John E. Madden of Hamburg Place, Ky., and John H. Rossiter of Santa Rosa, Cal., has come back east to the Madden farm. The two owners of the great thoroughbred became involved in a controversy over possession of Friar Rock for the years 1921-22. Madden went to court and had a receiver appointed, the latter being authorized to go fa, California, as sume the custody of the stud horse, and deliver him to Madd" in v. Watch the Meusels TlMIL and Robert Meusel are the hi slugging brothers of base ball the best such combination on the diamond since the days of the Delehantys, 'tis said. Plaving, in different leagues. Brother Emil of the Phillies has been noted as a long distance clouter for some seasons, while Brother Bob, who joined the New York Yankees in the spring of last year, is gradually building up an envious batting record. Lp to the first week of June, Emil, ;nown as Irish, which nickname he adopted fdr the discarded "Dutch," during the war period, had lammed nine home runs for a tie with George Kelly- in the National league. In 38 games Emil batted for -an average of .346. RrtK whA ' rrM ft t A raliiVtl. lilt- -rVLT, 11' 'J I9.WIIV VJ1 bill I L1IUU1V, ill.- ters of the Yankee "wrecking crew" in his second season as a regular, has clouted five homers in the same period, wielding the willow for a per centage of .298 in 42 games. Bob is valuable not only as a swatsmith, however, for he can play both infield and outfield, and play both well. He at present is guarding a garden out post. Brother Emil is doing the same. The Philadelphia Meusel is the older. He was 27 years old June 9. He is five feet 11 inches tall, and, like his brother, lives in Oakland, Cal. He has been with the Phillies since 1918. Bobby will be 23 years old July 19. He is one of the tallest regulars in the game, being six feet 2!A inches north of his holeproofs. He displaces 195 pounds, but opposing pitchers say he leans on a ball as if he weighed a ton. He joined the Yanks the spring of 1920. Bobby batted '.328 m 119 games in 1920. Emil batted .279 in 1918. .305 in 1919, and .309 in 1920. So it is easy to see that the mauling .Meusels are not flashes in the pan. American Legion , Names Ed Collins Model Ball Hero Eddie Collins, captain of the White Sox and nationally famous ball play er, has been selected by Chicago Americlan Legion posts as typifying the real American base ball hero. The Legion posts recently decided to select some one representing true Americanism as well as athletic pro ficiency to autograph a base ball which would be auctioned to raise funds for disabled soldiers. Collins was chosen ana t.ommanaer jonn G. Little, jr.; of the Roosevelt post, in making the announcement, said; "We are admirers of the ball play er of the Collins type. He was past the draft age in 1917. Even had he been within the draft age, he had a family dependent on him, and easily could have gained exemption. On the other hand, he .could have ob tained any number of swivel chair jobs in Washington, or he could have become a camp athletic m strucor. Instead, he enlisted as a private in the marines and was pro moted to the rank of corporal for loval service. He passed up the soft jobs to endure the hardships of the toughest jobs in a real man s army and never murmured." II tl y V COOK OP 7Her CAMP. r?l6WfA Major Leaguers Get 45 Homers During Last Week Babe Ruth Leads All With Seventeen "Irish" Meusel Passes George Kelly, Connecting for Ten. Chicago, June 11. The "lively ball" was responsible for 45 home runs in the major leagues during the last week, according to figures re leased today and which include games of last Wednesday. The American league is credited with 3. of these, while National league bat ters bagged 13. Babe Ruth of the Yankees, the home-run king, made two fourply blows during the week and brought his total for the season to 17, 16 be hind the total credited to his club, which is at te tohp of the list tor home run honors in both circuits. The Yankees, near the top, have bagged 33 circuit drives. The Ath letics, in last place, have 32 round trip blows to their credit. The New York Giants top all the clubs in the National league and are tied with the Athletics at 32. George Kelly of the Giants, who for a time threatened to compete with the American league slugger for round trip tickets, fell by the wayside and has been passed by "Irish" Meusel of the Phillies, who passed the slug ging (jiant by driving the ball into the bleachers in the first game of the Phillies and Cubs at Chicago. The blow gave him a total of 10 home runs. , Leslie Mann of the Cardinals made the best showing of the week among the batters in the Heydler circuit. Mann boosted his mark from .320 to .362, a gain of 42 points, while Jacques Fournier, the French man on the same club, added 31 points to his average, bringing it up to .350. Rogers Hornsby, another St. Louis star, who has been holding down, first place, took occasion to fatten up his average against the eastern clubs and brought his mark to .424. McHenry, another team mate, is the runner-up, with .382, while Johnston of Brooklyn is third, with .389. Frisch of New York has stepped out in front among the base stealers with 11 thefts. Carey of Pittsburgh is one behind him. Other leading batters who have partici pated In 25 or mors games: Orlmes. Chi cago. .2(5; Mann, St. LouH, .362: Sullivan, Chicago, .354: Fournier, St. Louis, .350; Tierney. Pittsburgh, .347: MaranviUe, Pittsburgh, .347; Meusel, Phlledelphla, .346. While there are only four teams In the Pacific International league the circuit look to be well balanced and a close pen nant race is anticipated. Coach of Champion California Track Team Is Pioneer Professional Runner w ALTER CHRISTIE, coach of the University of California team, which won the eastern intercollegiate track and field games by the narrow margin of half a point over Harvard, is one of the pioneer professional foot racers. The coach of the Golden State team ran during the heydey of the professionals in the New England states. He was a sprinter and stepped any distance from SO yards up to a quar ter mile with such wll-known flyers of his day as Steve Farrcll. present coach at Michigan; Pooch Donovan, former mentor at Harvard, and Har ry Bethune. Coach Christie also ran on several fire hose teams throughout the states and was known as the lead runner. He always was ready for action and would race at a moment's notice. He generally .wore his track suit under his clothes and carried his spikei shoes in his hip pockets, so that ii was only a matter of minutes before he was ready to take the mark. In those days the "pro" racers cov ered wagers on the spot, and the races were determined shortly after ward before either party had a chance to change his mind. Coach Christie's California team has the distinction of being the first college aggregation able to wrest the eastern intercollegiate meet honors from the immediate east. The victory of his worthies in the Lambridgi stadium recently marked the eighth expedition of the Bears in search of The Fighting Camp as Seen by Tad SP&PtKtfCr Bee Sport Album Charlie "M. Charlie Johnson, golf "pro" at the Omaha Country club, always has a good tale to tell. Verily, we have heard and laughed at the stories told by the fishermen who reutnr with their catches, and, therefore, we knor that a fish story's a. fish story and nothin' else. Perhaps, after lis tening to Charlie for a few hours. one would be convinced that a colt story is similar to a fish story as far as facts are concerned. Charlie is a real Scotchma". Mo-' hoot! He plays golf, curls and' speaks the language of the Scot, Some time ago. it was a pretty long time ago Charlie refuses to tell the world how long ago it was, a short Scotchman just beginning his teens learned to play golf. It was back at Prestwick, Scotland. And speaking of Prestwick, Charlie is proud of that name. Everyone who has ever learned to play golf under me knows about Prestwick; said Charlie. It s a verra verra fine place.' The first open golf championship ever held in the untisn isles was played on the old links "near Charlie's home. The championships were held at Prestwick for 12 consecutive years. In those vears they used to play three rounds of 12 holes instead of the modern game of two rounds of 18. Charlie was quick to learn the game, tor even the environment around the historic Prestwick helped him. Charlie liked the sport so much that he decided to become a professional. ror tour long years he served his apprenticeship at Prestwick, earning the total sum of 60 cents a week. Not much, ac cording to Charlie, but those were the good old days. Golf is not the only sport that Charlie is interested in. He used to be quite a sprinter. Yes. quite a sprinter. The popular golf pro excelled in the 50-yard dash, and was just as good in the century dash. WALTER CHRISTIE. TRIBUNE PhotoJ the coveted eastern trophy, on eacn of which the Pacific coast outfit scored more points than on the trip preceding. Of- SOfT" TOW- ONC OP" CARPETYTlQl'r SPfi&(LiJG f AMNCW COOK OP 7HeT CAMP. rtievtfV WeM(tp Q.P iT 60iai4- K H PUT ON (K piA7T"P.-CF HOTS" 02 pAtt-Of- Charlie Johnson bhnsotti ine only trouDie witn Charlies running," said Charlie's friends, ."Is the fact that he seems to run too long in one place." Every New Year's day the Scotchmen of Omaha congregate for a good old tourney of curling, And Charlie's the leading curler in the city. Curling is even more Scotch than golf. The horses also fascinate Charlie No, not as far as "playing the ponies" go, for Charlie says he does not know what a mutuel ticket is. Charlie loves to ride the horses and watch 'em gallop around the track. British Scoring System at Meet Only First Place Count8 Does Not Make for Rep resentative Team. New York, June 11. When Cam bridge and Oxford send their com bined track team over for two meets, one with Yale-Harvard and the other with Cornell-Dartmouth, athletic en thusiasts will see a departure from the usual run of scoring in such af- tairs here. Under the agreement among the various institutions cor!' cerned the British system of count ing only urst places will be used, At the present time the arrange ment will work as fairly lor one na tion as it will for another, but still it represents a decided departure from the ideal set by various col leges in their relations here. For the intercollegiate championships the first five men in each event register points in the scoring, this on the theory of inducing wider participa tion and avoiding the mistake of striving to develop a few stars in stead of a number of good athletes. Some of the British ideals in ath letics, noticeably their fine tradition of undergraduate rowing, which takes a good portion of every col lege s enrollment on to the rive; could be followed with advantage here. But the plan of scoring first places only in a track meet does not make a great appeal tor wide adop tion. It places stress on some indi vidual rather than on a represent x- tive team. Joe Lynch to Box In Decision Bout New York, June 11. (Special.)' There are indications that Bantam Champion Joe Lynch will defend his title in a championship match for the first' time during the- summer months. Ever since Lynch out pointed Herman, the former has carefully avoided decision bouts. Now he is beginning to talk fight. The biggest drawback is that Lynch thinks he ought to be paid $50,000 for risking the title. No promoter will consider offering such an amount, but the fact that Lynch had the assurance to ask for it indicates that whoever gets the match will have to pay high for it. Alexandria Loses Five Inning Game to Chester Alexandria, Neb., June 1. (Spe cial.) A five-inning ball game was held at the local diamond between Alexandria and Chester, the latter be ing the victor by a score of 4 to 3, rain and bad roads delayed the visi tors in reaching here and made the diamond almost too . slick to play upon. Errors on both sides were quite numerous. This was Alexan dria's second game of the season. F Cr-i College Cracks Of Whole Nation In Chicago Meet Nebraska Enters Wright, Deer ing and Dale Hamilton of Missouri, National Pen tathlon Champ, to Run. With entries expected from th leading universities and colleges ii the country, the first national in t e r collegiate track and fiefd games will be held at Stags field next Satur day. The commit tee, composed of A. A. Stagg ol Chicago, John L Griffith of IllF nois, and Tom I Jones of Wis consin, has sent circular letters to every institu- earl thomsoh. tion of athletic tHurtle champion.' importance in the country. Enough favorable re plies have been received to insure a successlul meeting despite the fact the east will, not be represented by some oi its stars. If the east fails to support the games and there is reason to be neve it will not athletic directors and coaches of middle west and far west teams are seriously thinking of oauaing rogetner to send tewer athletes or teams to big eastern meetings. Penn Games Well Supported, For 25 years the middle west has sent its best to the Penn relays and in a number of cases the section has been represented in the eastern intercollegiate. Now that the east has an opportunity to reciorocate and help make Saturday s meet a success, scarcely any nominations have been received. "The National Intercolleeiate Ath letic association voted to hold a track meet every year," John Griffith said recently, "and now thev are failing to support it. In fact, it was supported mostly by men connected with eastern colleges at our meeting in Chicago last winter. I aDDreciate the fact that some institutions will be unable to send men because of examinations, but we certainly should receive more entries trom that sec tion than any other with the ex ception of the middle west. South to Be Well Represented. "Regardless of whether we are fortunate enough to secure entry of the good men in the east, we will have enough known timber on hand to make an interesting meet. Coach es ot leading teams in the middle west have informed me they will make large team entries, while some of the best performers in the south already have sent in their entries." Illinois, which won the indoor and outdoor meets of the western confer ence, will be represented by a strong team. Coach Harry Gill is keeping his athletes in training despite a strenuous winter and spring season. and they will be hard to beat un less the east suddenly decides to send its best performers. Valley Teams Represented. Tom Jones, who is track coach at Wisconsin and a member of the com mittee in charge of the event,' cer tainly will throw every available athlete into the games. Other Big Ten coaches have promised their support, but none of the institutions will be represented by such a well balanced aggregation as Illinois. Robert Simpson, coach of Mis soun, already has entered Brutus Hamilton, his all around performer. who is the national pentathlon and decathlon champion. Henry Schulte, in charge ot the team at Nebraska, has nominated Deering for the sprints, Wright for both hurdles and Dale for the weight events, Coach Allen of Kansas will send Sandefur and Bradley to the meet. while Ned MerriamFrack and field mentor at Ames, has entered Hiar- gins. Webb, and Wolters. his star middle distance runners, and Rath- burn in the two mile run. National Archery Meet In Boston August 23 to 26 The annual tourney of the Na tional Archery association will he held in Boston August 23 to 2fi. in. elusive, according to announcemnts sent out by A. Shepherdson, presi dent. The usual list of championship events win De neia. Base Ball Gossip Evident Jar If rntin i!.t- class of ths International Imvus. ss his Baltimore Orioles are cut Is front and solng strong, Texas learue teams treat battle this season, all of the elrht clube apparently havlnf a look-in for the pennant. - Uemnhls has ihawn oiirn.-i.in. ....v in the Southern league so far and the ?, JU.,a ""'he outfits are findlna the Chicks tough picking. Manafer "Oavw" Pr.r.ih i. . his troubles trvinc- to tut htm e.if r .1.1 City team up In the running In the Pa ciflo coast league race. The banner hard luck olitflt nt h .... son seems to be the Meridian team of the MlFKlesIpp! State league, which lost 20 of the first 22 games played. The Aurusta rluh nf th. sti i.i.-.i. league has suspended I,ou Oroh, who Is chertred with indifferent playing. He is a brother of Heine Oroh ef the Reds Joe Tinker's Orlando team la mekln & runaway race of It In the Florida State learue. leading Tamos, which i. con. in the race, by too polnta After the Albanv team nf th. ir.at.rn league lost 27 of the first S3 games Joe Birmingham, the old Cleveland pilot, threw up the sponge as manager of the Lawmakers. Jack Warhoo. the old Yankee Ditcher, la tnklng his regular turn in the box for his Norfolk team, but has been unable to booat his outfit out of last place in the Virginia league. Looks as if Kansas City had a winner In the American association this season. As a result the largest crowds that have ever attended the games In that city are turning out to see the Blues perform. A imiiMA nl.tf .wd tr'..A In . W.vt.rn sstcolatlon game rcently lth runners on I second and third. The runners got ae mixed up that the opposing teem made triple play, cutting out both runners Former Leading Hurlers Berin D To Lose Skill Alexander, Vaughn and John, son on Downward Path Joe Bush Is Nearly Through. New York, June 11. (Special.) Quite a number of the old time pitchers in the major leagues are losing their skill. Grover Cleveland Alexander and Jim Vaughn of the Chicago Cubs have become practical ly useless, it is said. Walter John son of the Washingtons, once the best right-hander in the American league, appears to be on the down grade. Jack Quinn, one of the Yankees' aces last year, is believed to have strained his salary wing to the extent- that he never will be the same consistent performer who helped to land the New York Amer icans in third position. Dutch Reuther, a phenomenal left hander in 1919, when his strategy played an important part in the win ning of the National league cham pionship fcy the Cincinnati Reds, has petered out as a member of the Brooklyns staff. Ferdinand Schupo and Bill Doak of the Cardinals are unable to show their former effec tiveness, while Scott Perryn, the Athletics' leading boxman, has been a soft mark this year. "Bullet Joe" Bush of the Boston Red Sox is nearly through and so is George Dauss of the Detroit Tigers. Dick Rudolph, once the Braves' star hurler, hasn't tried to pitch a cham pionship game since last year, and now is earning his salary as a coach. Even the Cleveland famous pitchers, Caldwell and Bagby, have been roughly handled on frequent occasions since the opening of the present campaign. The Giants, too, are beginning to worry over the poor work of Arthur Nehf, one of the greatest southpaws in fast com pany two years ago, when Manager McGraw paid SJ5.000 to the Bos ton Nationals for his services. The Pirates are getting the steadiest effectiveness in the box to date, but how long will Babe Adams, who is 39 years old, remain on Manaeer Gibson's staff? As a re sult of the unusual scarcity of high class pitchers in the majors, nearly all of the team managers are reach ing out for a new crop of youngsters. at in CONTEST 38--ROUNDS-38 of Boxing Andy Schmader Heavyweight Champion ef U. S. Nary T. George DuBray Heavyweight Champion of All Canada Navy Rostan 158 lbs.' of Chicago vs. Jimmie Delany 15S lbs. of St. Paul And Three Other Bouts for BENEFIT FUND OF STREET) CAR MEN S LOCAL. Na. 807 Auditorium, Monday Night, June 20 Tickets now on sale at Merritt's 16th St. Pharmacy, Barkalow Bros. Cigar Store, Sun Billiard Parlor and Auditorium. ' t ' . 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