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total Whittles Sporting Indiana Evening Gazette ' IM ilT national Whittles GIANTS TUESDAY PROBLEMATICAL Hornsby On Way To Pittsburgh To Discuss His Cards' Holdings WASHINGTON, April 8.— (INS) — Rogers Hornsby yesterday made •his first move toward the settlement ,of th0 controversy over his holdings in the St. Louis Cardinals when he Announced that last night he would leave the New York Giants, of which he has been named captain, and proceed to New York, in company with John McGraw to talk the situation over. He said he expected to confer there with 'his attorney, William Fahey, if he proved unsuccessful in hie effort to intercept the latter en route from St. Louis, and have him proceed /directly to the special meeting of the National League in Pittsburgh today. / The; meeting was called last night by President John A. Heydler to consider ways and means of settling- the Hornsby matter before the major league, opening. Heydler having decided t^at Horns'by cannot play for the Giants until he disposes of his stock in the Cardinals. At present, Hornsby is asking $105 a share for his total of 1,167 shares while the best offer of 'Sam Breadon, owner of the Cardinals, is $60 a share. (H'ornsby announced that he 'had received a wire today from Heydler, asking the played to attend the Pittsburgh meeting with his stock certificates but this, Hornsby explained, .would be impossible. He said the certificates were in a St. Louis safe deposit box, to which Mrs. Hornsby alone has the key. The player's wife is. in New York, he declared. BY DAVIS J. WALSH (I. N. S. Sports Editor) PITTSBURGH, April 8.—Conservative to the end, John A. Heydler and the Natipnal League ! beg to announce that at last they feel themselves entitled to enjoy some of the national irritation contiguous to the questions and answers game and tflat fairly reveling in their pain, they will .begin asking themselves embarrassing questions promptly at eleven 'o'clock this morning- The questions will be a bit difficult but answers are what the toys are seeking and these may prove downright baffling. They will take the strange case of Rogers Hornsby, financier or ball player or both, as their focal point, the occasion being a special league meeting, called to see what can be done, if anything, about a young man who harbors the unique notion that property is something you sell at your own, your personal valuation or not at all. However, there are other considerations at issue, including the ethical question of whether a man really should 'be part owner 'of one club and second baseman, of another. That is one of the questions that John and his men .must dally with today. Others will include the following: Will Hornsby stladfastly hold out for $105 a share for his stock in the St. Louis Cardinals, a full valuation 'of $122,536? * Can he •be beaten down to jSam Breadon's best offer, which happens to be $60 a share? Will he, all compromises failing, attempt to start the season at second base for the Giants nexxt Tuesday? In which case will Heydler be justified in adhering to hhs official ukase that Homsby cannot be eligible to play for the Giants while holding stock in a rival club and will Heydler then, go so far as to have the umpire in charge order Hornsby out of the park? And, if this is to be done, will John McGraw stick to his announced determination to obtain an injunction against the National League interfering with Hornsby's pursuit of happiness and money or both, thus taking the entire issue into court, as Hornsby has threatened to do for weeks ? Frankly, a compromise seemed to bo the only solution as the League prepared to go into session at the William Penn Hotel this morning. Heydler already has tendered Hornsby a proposition, whereby the price- fixing would be left to an arbitration committee, mutually acceptable to himself and Breadon but it is understood that Hornsby's attorney, William Fahey, replied that there was "nothing to arbitrate." Hornsby, he intimates, was traded to the Giants without his consent after he had won the pennant and Some reception! It's clear enough what smokers want—natural purity, natural sweetness; in short, NATURAL TOBACCO TASTE! J\ATURAL TOBACCO TASTE means the pure taste of the tobaccos themselves . . . with all their own natural spiciness and mellowness brought to full natural perfection. Chesterfield > and yet, they're MILD Sa MYBRS TOBACCO Co, world series for the Cardinals last fall and that, therefore, it is up to the League, which countenanced the trade, to see that its ethics are clear. 'H'e also makes the point of law th.it no one can interfere with a man's livelihood beca'U^e he refuses to sell his own property. The League has 'countered with the claim that Homsby was glad to come to New York and that he proved it by accepting a salary of $3,000, whereas he was refusing $50,000 a year irK.St. Louis. It also N questions Hornsby's ethics in signing a New York contract when he knew, it charges, that his price of $105 a share would act as an almost prohibitive impediment to the sale of his stock. Quite so; there will be plenty of agitation today, not the least of which may be occasioned by Hornsby's threate to report every day at the ball park and thus collect his salary from the Giants whether he plays or not. Still, peace would seem to be the inevitable outcome and, in this connection, it may be noted with due approval that Hornsby decided yesterday to attend the meeting- at Heydler's request and has so notified his barrister, who was en route from St. Louis to New York, Previously, he was all for turning up absent, which might have succeeded in getting everyone nowhere with great rapidity, Hornsby included. Former Lightweight Claims His Black Eye Dempsey-Made LOS ANGELES, April 7.—(INS) —Alex Trambitas, former' lightweight boxer, today was displaying a black eye, the result, he said, of an asserted fistic encounter with Jack Dempsey. The mix-up between the two is said td have occurred Tuesday afternoon at Dempsey's hotel. The fight is alleged to have started when Dempsey objected to his father selling a rare violin to Trambitas. Dempsey, who at present is training at Wheeler Hot Springs, other than saying that a man had mis- conducted himself at his hotel and that he showed him out, refused to comment on the incident. SOUTH BEND James Smith and Ezra Dunmire were business callers at Indiana on Monday. Edith Ruffncr is employed at Vandergrift. Ira Davis is employed on the Rearic sawmill. Mr. Wolf of Zion Valley was a business caller bere on Tuesday. Ezra Dunmire i.s employed on the James Smith farm. The South Bend Township supervisors held their, monthly meeting on Monday night in the Smith home. A family from New Kensington has moved on the Hall farm. Charles Day and family spent an evening recently in the Wendell Dev- j ers home. | R. T. Dunmire has been hanging paper in the Stewart home. Martin Fiscus of Idaho, was in our village on Tuesday. .Sara and Maria Smith spent the week at West Lebanon with relatives. Boston Ottowa Play 0-0 Tie In Ice Series BOSTOON, April >S.—The first game of the -series for the 'Stanley Cup, emblematic of world honors in hockey, ended inconclusively last »night when the Boston Bruins and the Ottawa Senators battled thru an hour and 20 minutes to a scoreless tie. Both played with extreme caution and the result was a deadlock. Although the contest was a tie each team found the other's net once during the contest. Denneny netted Nighbor's pass in the first period, but the goal was disallowed on an off-side decision. In the overtime sessi'on Herberts drove in a pass from behind the Otawa cage, but the whistle had bloAvn of an off-side before he made the shot. The teams were evenly matched despite their widely different .styles of play. Boston's rugged defensive system forced the Otawwa snipers to long distance shooting most of the time. On the other hand, Nighbor's masterly puck checking made it hard for the Bruins' attackers to pass the Senator's blue line. In consequence most of the plays centered about the mid ice zone with close stick and back checking the order of the night. The second game of the series will be played in Otcuvwa on Saturday night. Ebensburg Volley Ball Team Won From Indiana Y, 3 to 2 The Indiana Y. M. C. A. competed in volley ball and bowling with Ebensburg Y. M. C. A. at Ebensburg, Wednesday night. As far as the Indiana Y men arc concerned, they voted the Ebensburg Y men one fine bunch of fellows and certainly enjoyed the fellowship and matches together. In the volley ball Ebensburg easily won the first three games and lost the 'last two to Indiana. The men playing volley ball were iH'erpel, Harrison, Koch, Ishler, Rankin and Marsh. In the bowling, the Indiana bowl- cvs certainly had their eye on the pin.?, completely out-bowling Ebens- 'burg rollers who to date have held three victories over the Indiana Y. The score of the bowling is as fol- j lows: 1 Indiana iBarnett 11.'5 152 1.14 133 ! Cunningham ... i1."> 1U7 16(i 182 | Ojesmnn fts . . 113 j Timberlake .... Ml 94 .. 141 j-i. Bennett .... 104 133 115 122 I Williams 133 139 10'J Totals 566 649 047 687 I Ebensburg ! F. Rodgers 74 . . 13<5 .115 IF. Owens 118 120 97 IK. Evens 110 109 111 Iti B. Owens 114 122 105 '. Berkstresser . . 99 101 .. 140 Jones 91 .. 82 J. Kovitch 122 153 Totak 515 543 571 604 EXIT OF CROOKS NOW UNDER WAY SAYS THOMPSON Ancient Ball Game Provides Laughter! Baseball never gave its fans a greater thrill than the one that was contributed some twenty-six years ago. It happened at the old ' Polo Grounds while New York was playing Pittsburgh in the last game of an exciting series. From the very start everything had been nip-and-tuck. But by the end of the eighth inning, even the most loyal Giant rooter freely conceded the game -to Pittsburgh. Then, a .funny thing happened. Two weak hitters got on base and Casey, •mightiest of the diamond giants, strode to the home plate with a wicked cudgel. His eyes emitted sparks and the poor opposition pitcher prayer for rain. But nothing came and the. umpire shouted, "Play ball!" | His first horsehide crossed thp j plate, as did the second. Casey had j two strikes on him and the mob im-! plored him to knock the cover olf i the next ball. He set himself and i took a mighty swing. Never had i such a prodigio'iis effort been made,' but the ball wasn't even near the i willow. Pittsburgh gave a sigh of j relief. The game was theirs. i Casey won the "royal razzberry" ' and went to the locker room in ' a daze but the public never know that Casey was exonerated because a trick ball was fount! to have been used by the smoky city pitcher! Don't believe a word of the above until you see "Casey at the Bat,", Wallace Beery's screamingly funny comedy, arriving at the Ritz Theater -today. Paramount has given its! new star a great story and a superb j cast. .Hector Turnbull, featured ••i-n- ducer, wrote the .story and supervised filming. Ford Sterling, Zasu Pitts and Sterling Holloway head Beery's supporting cast. Monte Brice directed. CHICAGO, April 8.—(INS)—William Hale Thompson, Mayor-Elect of Chicago, was on record today with the prediction that gang lawlessness would begin to wane with his inauguration, scheduled for April 18. "The great exit of gunmen, crooks and stick-up men," Thompson told 3,000 of his supporters at a victory meeting, ''will begin after I am in- aug'urated. ''There will be a new police policy. The police will be put on their beats to prevent lawlessness instead of spending all their time trying to take a bottle of beer out of a citizen's pantry." BIG JUMP IN POST RECEIPTS WASHINGTON, April S—(INS) Postal receipts at 50 industrial cities totaled $3,572,432.89 during March, as compared with $3,525,232.77 in March a year ago, an increase of 1.34 per; cent, the Post Office Department a7ino-unced today. Reno, Nev., topped the list with an increase of 80.64 per cent. 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