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ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT, SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1923 10 MIDDLEWEIGHT STARS WRESTLE TOMORROW LIVE SPORTING GOSSIP SAMMY MAYER MAILS IN SIGNED CONtRACT I . i SOUTHERN'S PLAY COMMENCES APRIL 17, ALLEN ANNOUNCES; : "CHICK" KNAUPP LEAVES DIXIE , ' By W. N. STONE. The Southern Association's 102 ' ' season will begin on Tuesday, April " '17. . - Ami that's all HE had fat say. The. HE of whom we speak Is none other than R. O. Allen, owner of the local Travelers. "Prexy" Allen ' returned yesterday afternoon from I New Orleans where, with "Quack" , . Smith of the Barons and Jules ' ' Helnetnann. of, the Pelicans, he has '-, boon -manufacturing a playing schedule for the eight Dixie clubs daring next season. -' The Travelers' boss didn't say .. as tsk how the Travelers were . treated. 'relative to gn"d dates. He ; couldn't chirp it. It is against : league roles to tell bow the dates No New Deals. President Allen did not have any "new player" announee-' ' ments to make. He' is in the market ' for several seasoned athletes, players . snve to make good in this eompanv. but the deals here not been closed. There-fore the noiseless stuff. x t ' letter From Elberfeld While . in New Orleaas President Alien received a letter, from Manager Norman ."Kid" Elberfeld, who is with his family, in Florida The "Tobasco Kid" informed that the entire party was enioving life In the balmy climes. Red Herring, Lit-(V Rock lightweight boxer, was with the narty until recently and did his training on the luscious grapefruits, the Kid. said. " - Winder to Okmulgee. Rav Winder. native son and owner of the .Tonlin club t the. Western Association, left yester-' da A for Okmulgee. Okla.. to attend a schedule meeting of his league. Ray is a member of the schedule committee. Corbet likes Graff. Freddie Graff, with the Travelers during the latter part of the 1922 season and repurchased by the Atlanta Crackers, will be the regular third baseman for the Georgia ' team next season. This announcement ",a made by President Jack Corbett, .who watched Graff play last season. tie thinks the veteran is one of the .best hot-corner guardians in the league. FLETCHER GETS LOWEST OF ALL BASEBALL JOBS. ., "'Art Fletcher, recently made manager ,f the Phillies for one year, seems to have stepped into something, according to Philadelphia writers. Stoney Mc- Linn makes this comment in the Evening Public Ledger: ,"As .7a Tone-campaign ' manager, - sub ject to the whims of bis boss, wno fs not a Philadelphlan in fast or spirit, Art Fletcher is merely one more to be added to the list of the discharged Phil-11a figurehead field generals. It will be a miracle in an age when such things do not happen if Fletcher meets with even the tiniest bit more in the way of success than did Coombs, Cravath, Don-svan and Wilhelm. "When the New York man who pre-side over the destinies of our Phillies did not .display sufficient, faith in Art Fletcher to insist upon his signature te a conract . for not less than three vears, then he made plain to the fans that Fletcher was to be one more sacrifice on the altar of money madness. For the man does not live, in our opinion, who can take the heartsick and colorless Phillies and in one season restore them to a position of honor-mold them into a dub that will have the admiration and respect of the fans t even In defeat. "At that, a three-year contract is not the only demand that Fletcher should have made upon his new boss. He should have insisted upon a 'building Jtod' of at least S100.000 with which to employ three bang-up scouts and purchase-the players recommended by them. Lacks Authority, "He should have got for himself the absolute legal right, to make all sales ..A trades or at least the right, to netion any player deals before they ' " 'tw iitumedWJiat in fbe.' matter;, of nlW,eWiswr' inject fight into his men but how far will this earrythe manager and his team when everybody suspects that the vital sinews in playing strength that money alone will obtain will not be forthcoming?" HERRING PLANS EASTERN TRIP lightweight Star May Box Sid "iBarbarion in Indianapolis Shortly. Birmingham, Ala., Jan. 13. Red Earring, lightweight boxing champion of the South, is planning an Eastern invasion. He states that some time in the next two weeks he will go to Louis-Tille, to take on en opponent or two, then continue to Indianapolis for a bout with Bid Barbarian. After that he will SrbmtA to right the main rent itVert Palm Beach, Fla, soon, when the Seminole Sun Dance carnival takes place. . SISLER'SBAD ARM IMPROVING George Sisler, world's champion bat-- tar. has not yet recovered from the injur to the deltoid muscle, suffered late la tHe baseball season an injury which 1 11 1 in Mimt measure to the llmna' narrow defeat by the Yan- fee in the pennant finals, - Bider said that be was still being treated for the ailment. My arm is responding to treatment, but is still far from right I notice it whenever I raise my arm to put on say overcoat. "My doctor has told me that mju-' lies of this sort are very slow in mending, but I had no idea it would be so Ian as this. I played through the post-season ton, hot did not take any chances. I m assured that I will be O. K. again when the season opens." . BAYUK'S UAfasiida ' I V SMITH-THAIMEIMERCQ ta t. HMHUWM ITWT. are assigned before the schedule Is given the once-over and accented by the league moguls, that Is, every one of them. One sure thing, though. Is that the Travelers were treated better than they would have been had "Prexv" Allen not been on the committee. He Is of the fighting type. He wants what Is coming to him and nothing more. In seasons past the Travelers have been slight. ed at times, when It came to dish- Ing out the favorite dates. The schedule, which has been ' completed, will be submitted to the league moguls at the meeting in Mobile on January 39. If It Is accepted the fans will be "put wise" shortly afterward. ' j This announcement means that Graff will have to wait .another year he-fore entering the managerial society. At firts it was rumored that the Craekors had purchased Freddie for another team, of which he- would be mBiager. The Passing of Knanpp. "Chick" Knaunp. second baseman, has been sold bv the Nashville Vols to Charlotte of the South Atlantic Leavue. according to announcement in the Tennessee city. And all of this is a huge surmise to Dixie fans. ?'Chick" played brilliant ball for the Vols last season, and there rre those who think he is one of the best infielders in the Southern. We are listed with the latter crowd. Sev- eial elubs in the circuit could have used Knaunn. and the manner in which he was allowed to slide out of the lee"" is hard to guess. Khitham to Beaumont. Kedzie Kirkhnm, outfielder with the Travelers three or four years ago. has been sold hv the San Antonio club of the Texas Lengue to Beaumont, in the same circuit. And all of this after Kirk had wnllniwl the ole aprle for an average of .318. including' 13 home runs, last season, rorkham hns been considered n rreat hitter everywhere but here. During his siege with the Travelers his mire mark slumped off to nearly nothing. "SMILTNGT PARKER f OUTPOINTED "Smiling" Parker, clever fea- therweight boxer who has engng- ed in battles in this neck o' the woods, was outpointed and lost a decision several days ago. "Bat- tling Kid" Cupid Was the victor. Parker writes that he has taken a headlong tumble into the famous Sea of Matrimony. The new Mrs. Parker formerly was Miss Veida Harvey of Stutt- gart. The ceremony was per- formed in DeVall's Bluff. RED SOX LIKE HOT SPRINGS FOR TRAINING ' Boston,- Mass., Jan.- 18.-Secretary LarryGraver-of the Boston -American League club announced the schedule of the spring training trip of the Red Sox this afternoon. The club, it was announced, will participate in 19 exhibition games in Dixieland in the spring. According to plans for the trip to Hot Springs, the players will make a late start this season. The pitchers and catchers will make their getaway from Boston on March 2 and arrive in the. Valley of Vapors on March 4. The infielders and outfielders will, report a week later, according to present plans. It is the hope of Frank Chance to accompany the first squad to the Ozark mountains. . Chance expects to come East from the coast next month and remain here until he starts for the South. Once again the Red Sox wilt train at Hot Springs, where the team has conditioned for the past few seasons. Hot Snrines is considered the best training camp in the country.. Other teams have negotiated with' the Red Sox in .an ef- t . , t secure Whittington: President H. H. Frasee. however, re fuses to loosen bis grip on Hot Springs. The Pittsburgh Pirates sgain will train at the Spa. They work at For-dyce Field, directly opposite Whitting-ton Park, and these two teams will met in an exhibition series again this season. The opening exhibition game will be played with the Pirates at Hot Springs March 24. Four games with the Pirates will be played at the Springs before the teams move on. At Pine Bluff on April 2 the Pirates and Red Sox will part company. Then the Red Sox will come north on their own hook, meeting for the most part minor league outfits. This is the same plan of spring conditioning of the Red Sox followed last spring. 1 After meeting Little Bock and Memphis of the Southern Lesgue, the Red Sox will invsde virgin territory at Dawson Springs, Ky. This is the training camp of the Louisville club of the American Association'. On April 7 the Red Sox and Colonels will open the new ball park at Louis- TUOn April 9 the Bed Sox will meet Evansville. Then comes two games with Indianapolis, then Reading and Baltimore of the International and New Ha-ven of the Eastern. NEW SKATING RECORD MADE Endieott, N. J.. Jan. 13. (By L N, g ) The world's outdoor amateur skating record for the three-quarter mile was broken here today by Charles Jew-traw of Lake Placid in the final of the Adirondack gold cup race. Jewtraw's time. 2:02 4-5, beat tie former record of 2 :06 1-4, made by William Steinraets of Chicago, International champion, at Saranac Lake, February 2. 192L , Jewtraw now leads the field with a ..,.1 t 11 ft noinra. while his nearest competitors. Vslentine Bialis of Lake Placid and Charles Gorman of St. John, are tied for second place with 40 Jewtraw took honors in the quarter mile also. RIFLE CLUB IS AFTER MEMBERS A new membership drive has been launched by the Fort Roots Rifle Club, according to announcement last night by Secretary Khoren a Krekorian. All citizens of the United States, above 18 years old, are eligible for membership. The club is under the direction of the National Board for the Promotion of Civilian Rifle Practice. Rifles, ammunition, targets and equipment are furnished free. . TEAM ELECTS CAPTAIN. Davidson, N. C Jan. 13. (By L N. S.) E. W. Faison of Faison, N. O, an end, yesterday was elected captain of the Davidson College football team. EASY SUMMER PREDICTED FOR JACK DEMPSEY SUNDAY . . . . .V By JAMES J. CORBETT. (Copyright, 1923.) It Is rather difficult to figure out any sort of fistio affair for-Dempsey during the coming summer on the soil of New York state. Much is being written concerning a possible Willard-Dempsey match. The big group of promoters is presumed to be angling for it But everyone seems to forget that there exists a rule barring fighters beyond MS from participation in the rings' of New York. And. Willard is at least 40 if not beyond. Certainly,- Willard cannot fight Dempsey or anyone else in New York if that 38-year rule endures. And Billy Muldoon, chairman of the New Xork State Athletic Commission, insisted that when the rule, was written into the records, it was: going-to stay there indefinitely. , If that is true, then why all the bally-hooing concerning a match in New York state which it is impossible to stage? . Then there has been (a . succession of animated discussions with reference to a Dempsey-Wills tussle. Everyone agrees that New York City is the logical battleground, inasmuch as one or another of the baseball parks can be used, which would permit the housing of crowds ranging from 40,000 up to 75,-000. But once again there is what might be called the bar sinister confronting a fight for Dempsey. The commission once had a rule barring mixed bouts. It lifted it. But if there was on effort to stage a Titanic struggle, such as the Dempsey-Wills thing might be. it is quite likely that some ministerial unions, or some blue law folks, would step in and halt the ceremonies. At this moment there doesn't seem to be one chance in ten putting on a Dempsey-Wills fight in New York. Beckett won't come across to this side to fight Dempsey. That leaves no other heavyweight of the logical variety in sight, with the exception of Tom Gibbons. And so far, Jack Kearns, who handles Dmepsey's affairs, has shown no inclination . to accept the Gibbons challenge. It is likely that Kearns, shrewd individual that he is.wants to permit the impression to be created that Dempsey is a little afraid of Gibbons and so 'somek lip" matters to the feverish point. Then Dempsey and Kearns will step in, accept the Gibbons challenge and a fight will go on. As far as anyone can see just now, there is nothing in view for Dempsey beyond the meeting with Gibbons. Quite a few folks think that Tom has a chance of some sort with the Mauuler from Utah. There are just as many perhaps more who think to the contrary. But the difference of opinion is what creates intorpot-. in fiirhts. and if the two men were matched, it is quite likely that there would be a huge gathering around the ringside when the boys, climb fhpnuvh the rones. 0 If Dempsey doesn't fight Gibbons this summer, it looks very much as if the big champion will have to spend the warm season in idleness. For at this moment, the Wills and the Willard affair seem outof the question and there Is no one else definitely worth while beyond Gibbons. - LR.C .'SPLAY IN ARKADELPHIA Local Basketeers Battle Oua chita and Henderson Brown Quintets. The Little Rock College basket ball team will leave tomorrow morning for Arkadelphia, where they will play Ouachita Cnllen tomorrow and Tuesday and Henderson-Brown College Wednes day and Thursday. The college quintet this year composed of new and inexperienced players. CaDtain Murphy is the only Vet- 1 rnn on the snilfld. " '" f rvha foam will miam tha aprvtces of Vignos and Lillis, two of the best guards in college circles last year. -Thouren ill not.ne awe 10 piay wus-eeausuu. u. Bnm. tion is forward, has. been , switched to that position. The players have been out only a week, but have been working overtime and intend to give tne Tigers ana tne Reddles tough battles. The following men will make the trip to Arkadelphia : Captain Murphy, center; Hample. Ivy and Lavin. Cards j rower, iToiey, yt irmuu m aby, forwards. JONESBOROWINS OVER MEMPHIS T..ak.rU.M. Tan - 49 .Thai TftfAMrtfiMfc tfUUrDUVlVi J UU. dfauo ww iv- High School basket ball team romped away to a 83-10 victory over Coach Zach Curlin's Central High School cagemen of Memphis in the local . 1 gymn Friday night. Lineup. .Tonelsboro Central High Gregg .......Forward Leftwich Dudley Forward.... Humphrey Cobb jenter. . . . aioore iu Langford ......Guard....... Llddon Burke Guard...... Schneider Summary Substitutions t Joneshoro, Applegate for Gregg, Taylor for Dudley, Langford for Cobb. Elder for Langford, Diamant for Burke; Central High, Hunt for Leftwich. Field goals-Gregg 2. Dudley 5. Oobb, Apnlegate, Taylor, Moore 2. Liddon. Free goalsGregg 9. Langford 2, Liddon 2. Referee, Dandelet. HANDY FOR SCRIBES. Each baseball reporter is to have an individual desk in the press box at the new Yankee stadium. In a drawer of the desk each scribe doubtless will keep a copy of Bah Johnson's letter and refer to it whenever he feels himself slipping or in doubt. ED WALSH IN POLITICS. " Ed Walsh, one-time famous spitball pitcher snd last season an umpire in the American League, won't be without a job. He has been appointed a deputy sheriff in Connecticut and they do say it is but a stepping stone for Walsh to get into politics and run for sheriff himself one of these days, GOLFER SHOWS FORM. Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 13. The Hole-ln-One-Clnb has a new member. J. O. Ma-lone of Atlanta slapped one off the tee into the cup on -No. 11 in one stroke at East Lake. Jt was a full iron shot against the wind, strikinr the turf a few feet in front of the 'pin and rolling in. Jimmy CConnell, the $75,000 beauty who. is to join the Giants in March, and Willie Kamm, the ? 100,000 beauty, who has been acquired by the White Sox, have gone into vaudeville on the LoasU Brooklyn recruits bare a chance to make the Southern League famous next season, for the Dodgers hare a bunch of Dixie stars for tryonts. including Fred Schleibner. Billy Mullen, Stuffy Stewart ana leo isicxerman. WILL THIS MIGHTS TURNER'S SHOULDERS TO MAT? lftnsw -t I Tourh lookint. eh? It's Pink Gardner's mighty right arm. The' New York middleweight is considered one of the most powerful wrestlers in his division. On New Year's day he defeated Joe Turner, former champion. The battle was so exciting that Promoter Arnold remntched the pair and they will clash in another finish battle at the Kempner theatre tomorrow night. Jazziri' the fiport ame V By W. N. STONE . Usually So. He bats .300 during Jan., But in the festive Spring This rookie proves a whizzbang And-cannot hit a thing. The Season THE TIME IS HERE Every "Hornsbys all over, or "vest pocket the season of the year when the rookie phenoms get big play in the dally sheets. But, alas, their usual life is a short one, and nine-tenths of these WIZARDS will be PASSE in a few more months. The Nerve of The Collyer's Eye of January 6 writes in part as follows : "How about it. Mr. Publisher? "Nine-tenths of our most widely heralded sport events are frauds unon the public. This is a severe indictment of tory space in the daily newspapers, but it is an estimate made by a prominent public official who is intimately in touch with sports promoters, and is in a position to know whereof he speaks. "So much corruption could not exist without a general expose. It would not daily newspapers were not prostituted by masters outside 01 tne puDiisning ottices. of the whole nasty -mess." . - - - . There Is a whole lot more to the outburst. And, coming from Coll. yer's Eye! LAUGH THAT OFF, MEN! It reminds us of the time Kid Pot called Kid Kettle black. The Collyer's Eye is a mouthpiece of the racing world horse racing, at that. Should all the ponies drop dead, publishers of Collyer's Eye would have to live off of hard earned coin, received from their readers for SURE TIPS, or stop eating. , The article Insinuates that nine-tenths of the sporting events are crooked. Which seems to Indicate that the writer figures racing events as the other tenth. CAN YOU BEAT IT? For years and years horse racing has been considered the most corrupt of all sports. StiU, the Collyer's Eye condemns sports editors for sanctioning and boosting other sport events. Yes, we repeat in noisy fashion THE NERVE OF SOME PEOPLE. Hymn of Hate, A guy I hate Is Pinkey Gardner. He's always saying "I gotcha,"pardner.! Why Not a . Birmingham (Ala.), residents are subscribing large sums of money to te used in tbe erection of a mammoth athletic stadium. One wag "just completed in. masnvme yaenn. last iau; jienanx uranium before many months All --7- m- ....is. iiirfMifCTi w tuv ing. events of late. The Btate track meet year. Little Rock College and' Little Rock High School play big football games in this city. The University of Arkansas will meet Rice Institute of Hmion Tex., in a grid battle here next fall. played here. A stadium Is needed. -Little Rock is large enough. With a stadium, local promoters could secure some of the biggest sporting attractions staged in the South. Let's get together I We Wonder! Does the organization of the new baseball players' union mean that the athletes will perform in. UNION SUITS in the future? finis. ' Mr. Jess. Willard is in the East arranging for a fight with Jack Dempsey. Mebbe he is trying to pick a soft spot to alight. PROMOTER SUESl BOXER'S PILOT FOR SLANDER Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 13. The first gun in the sporting-war. between Atlanta and Macon, Ga., which has been brewing for several years, was fired today by Walk Miller, fight promoter of Atlanta, who announced that he will immediately institute court proceedings against W. L. (Pa) Stribling, father of the Macon pugilist, charging him with slander. The case Is now in the hands of Miller's attorneys. Stribling in a Macon newspaper recently is alleged to have said that he would never let his boys sppesr sgain on a card promoted by Miller, because the latter owes him a balance due from a fight by his son here last April, amounting to something like $200. . Miller denies this and claims he can produce a receipt given him by Stribling. showing that the latter was paid in full, and be is not indebted to the Macon man. Promoter Miller asserts that Stripling's story is bound to hurt his fight interests and make promoting difficult for him, and that is the reason for this step. GOOD UMPIRES HARD TO FIND "Good umpires are far more difficult to get than star ball players." President Heydler told the National League owners at the recent meeting in New York. President Heydler's statement was the result of criticism directed at his staff by some of the club owners. "If any of my club owners can tell me where to get umpires who will deliver, there will be contracts at a good salary awaiting them in my office," said Hevdler. "Nothing proves the difficulty of letting good umpire more than the fact that Connolky, Emslie, O'Day, Klem and Evans have all been umpiring 20 years or more and are still at it.- ARM PUT Is On. club signs "second Ty Cobbs," editions 01 Hick Kerr." This is Some People. enterprises that receive so much lauda in any other branch of human endeavor exist at air if the sporting pages of the paid puppets who draw their pay from Dishonest writers are at the bottom - - .,..... - ,. Stadium Here? - ixuiege. in uonway will nave a ew n-hirh iMtfin ym.tB.mrf 11V K'fi in Kftus .m atmrnoB -m,(ne ooncirs sporp- usually is held here in the spring of each Another big college game probably will be GEORGIA HARD HIT BY LOSS OF ATHLETES Athens, Ga., Jan. 13. University of Georgia athletic teams have sustained a terrible loss within the last few days, losing four of its greatest athletes Sam Boney, basket ball captain, star center on the football team and first baseman of the baseball nine ; Dan Post, crack halfback; Dick Mulvihill, quarterback de luxe, and Shad Frier, substitute linesman of quality. Boney has quit college and entered the real estate business in Miami, Fla.; Mulvihill has left to enter georgetown University at Washlng-n; Post has gone to work with the Coca-Cola company, and Frier seems to have gotten in bad at the university. 'Add these losses to those of Ex-Captain "Puss"' Whelchel, Tanner and Dave Collings and one can readily see that the old Red and Black will find it hard to IeeP waving over the Athens fort next fall, what with the toughest schedule in its history staring them in the fsca and a new coach in Kid Wood ruff, who supplants Herman J. Siege? man. Whelchel, Tanner and Collings graduate. FOOTBALL STAR JOINS BENEDICTS Fayetteville, Jan. 13. Earl Jones, quarterback for the University of Arkansas freshmen last fall, most likely will not be back in school next fall to take his place in the Basorback lin-nrh. Jones was married in Tulsa on January 9 to Miss Janice Rainey of Tulsa, a student in Oklahoma University and former student in Tulsa University, where Jones also went to school before coming here. ' Jones is the fifth member of the powerful freshman football team to get away from the moorings hex. SAMMY MAYER PUTS NAME ON , im CONTRACT By V. N. STONE. A signed contract from Sammy Mayer, star outfielder purchased from the Atlanta Crackers, has been received at local baseball . headquarters, according to an-' noun cement by President R. G. AI- len of the Travelers last night. . While Mayer was not expected to cause trouble, it is a relief to know that terms offered him were satisfactory and that be is in the fold. - Fran-kie Zoellers will sign without trouble, which guarantees that two of the outfield berths will be well taken care of. Arrival of Mayer's signed -contract was not the only baseball news released by the Traveler mogul , last night. Announcement was made that the Boston Red Sox will play the Travelers at Kavanaugh Field on April 3., (This is the first exhibition yime that bas been booked for the' local club.' However, "Prexy" Allen is in- communication with other big league teams and more games wlir be secured. Owners of the Shreveport team of the Texas League have offered dates to the Travelers for games in the Louisiana city before the season opens.. President Allen has not answered the offer. Last year Shreveport and the Travelers played, witlr the local club gathering the honors. , MGRAW MAY QUIT JOB AS GIANT PILOT By THOMAS L. CUMMISKEY. New York. Jan. 13. At the risk of being hurriedly dispatched to a generously cushioned cell, we timorously offer chat John J. McGraw may retire as manager of the Giants after the world's series next tali. His retirement, as we rather it. is contingent on the success of the Giants in winning the National League pennant the coming season and the world's series as well. v If McGraw leads his Giants to victory in another world's series, he will have accomplished something no other manager has ever done, it would be four world's championships for the Giants ; three in a row, too. Both would be records. . Prompted by sportsmanship, he may then decide that he has set a mark for other managers to shoot at, and give all of them a chance to bang away at it without further handicapping them. , We use "may'' advisedly, despite some information we have gleaned on 'he subject. Baseball is the "Little Napoleon's", heart's blood. Giving up the reins he has held for a score of years as manager of the Giants may prove too hard a task. 'i The Donular belief is that McGraw would be boss of the Giants, even if he had to hobble to the dugout on two canes, or be carried in and propped up. Suggestion of him retiring for years yet to be, hale and hearty as he is, evokes all manner of ridicule from a great legion. . . "McGraw not manager of the Giants? Cnckoo stuff." Ho says a great cho rus. They argue that for him to quit as boss would be folly, declaring ."it would rob the ream of its greatest -fig ure, its greatest asset. And, with the Giants and Yankees fighting lor patronage with two of the greatest parks in the game? Man, you r cuckoo. So goes the argument. However, McGraw may hand, over the reins to someone else, possibly Hughie Jennings, who has been bis assistant for several years, out of the spirit of sportsmanship. McGraw is a sportsman. It might also follow that he could give' up active direction and yet con tinue to exercise mucn control a watchful nolicv. as it were. This would be qu;te likely. Duties as president of the club, for instance, might also enter nlong with sportsmanship in him. re-tirine from the dugout. Connie Mack and his Athletics of other years are tied with McGraw and his Giants in the matter of. World's championships: . Mack, guided his great machine of .matom3tommm&i 5fctwwreai'i;.T. 2- ?,aiaisV'Pw Athletics defeated the Giants lour games to two, in 1911, snd four games An. -I01Q ' n.nk in IWVv when tile Giants won heir first world's champion ship, the Athletics, were bumbled, four games to one. If Mcuraw is snccessiui next uu. making it three world's series in n raw, it would be a target that bids fair to ttsjid for quite a stretch of years. That and four world's championships would crown McG raw's great achievements in manner most becoming to nis lenius. TIGER QUINTS EASY WINNERS IN TWIN BILL Little Rock High School basket ball teams registered a double triumph last nighb in the school gymnasium. Th. fin tram walloned the Push Printing Company quintet of the Com mercial League, OO TO a. im sretmu five romped on the Second Baptist cagers, 19 to 1. Both were easy victories. . ... . The Tieer regulars spent tne -any part of the opening penoa rawing around the ball, trying to improve on team work. "Then they opened with a spirited siege of goal shooting and at the end of the first period the score wB 44 tn S. In the occond half the Tigers let up and regutsr-id 18 points to five for tne onpomwuu. The playing or captain una xenx ..4 tti each with a dozen field goals, featured for the Winners. Kirk-wood looped four from tne field and Bnl tossed in a single goal. Felit shot two foul goala. Pitarihbom was the star for Pugh s. He annexed a lone field goal and two fouls. Autry accounted for the losers other nnint with a free throw. The playing of Adkins and Masters featured the Second's win oyer the Second Baptist cagers. Each shot three field goals. Holla well, GaTIowny and Neelev each annexed a field goal and Adkins dropped a free threw through the basket. McLaren, with a free throw, made the Second Baptists' lone counter. The Tigers' next games are scheduled with Fairview High School next Saturday. A donMeheader will be played with the visitors, one game in the aft ernoon snd one at night. Both battles will be staged in the Tiger gymnasium. Coach Quigley is trying to arrange a game with a wcu team ior am Friday night. TT P A. CAGERS ELECT. Fayetteville, Jan. 13. Tom Williams of Mangnm, Okla, was elected cap tain of the freshman basket ball team of the University of Arkansas at an organization meeting of the team here Friday. Clifford Black trarn was electro manager. Williams was fafibaek'On the treshman footbau team last rau. TURNER-GARDNER HEADUNERS 1 ON TOMORROWS MAT PROGRAM; GOOD PRELIMINARIES PROMISED Joe Turner, Washington middleweight nnd former champion, will arrive in Little Hock at 1:20 o'clock this afternoon. This announcement was made by Promoter Harry Arnold, after he received a telegram from the wrestler Inst night. The message came from Memphis. .. Tomorrow night Turner, will be given a chance to regain lost prestige. He is scheduled to oppose Pink Gardner, sensational grappter from .Schneetady, N." Y., in a finish match at the Kempner theatre, ' And Joe anys he'll do the trick which he set out to perform on New Year's day and foiled.1 .' Turner, twice victor over Gardner in previous matches, was defeated on New' Year's day. He won the first'full, but lost the second and third. Shortly ber' fore entering the ring, Joe received a telegram from Washington, announcing the, deaths of his sister' and her husband from asphyxiation. He was grieved, but went on with -the. match, and persons in the audience could see that Joe was hot himself. He didn't have his' famous "pep," and seemed to be listless all the way. The Washington matrnah declares he has been working out in his home town and is in excellent condition. He is getting hero a day ahead of time, so as to rest up from the long rail journey. Joe stopped in Memphis yesterday and worked out in a gymnasium in that city. Gardner is going through stiff paces in training, realizing a fouen assim- ment faces him. Yesterday morning he SAMMY MAYER BIDS FAREWELL TO CRACKER By GUY BUTLER. Atlanta. Ga.. Jan. 13. "I We to leave the old home town.? ' That one sentence tells a jugful.. It Was from Sammv Maver. nrorinct of Atlanta sand lots, and for seven long years the best outfielder the Crackers had. It was contained in a letter received from him today mat a .few lines, he said, to express his thanks to the newspaper boys for their many kind words, and to tell his home town followers that he was sorry to be leaving. "But maybe it's for the. best," he said. v Sammy, now assistant manager of the Lyric theatre and the valuf d property of the Little Rock club since a month or so ago, is one of. the cleanest of ball players. He was allowed to make a deal for himself by the new management of the Crackers, which he did. Sammy is loath to leave his friends here, his family and the old town that he helped to . place on the baseball map. Hardly Enough. Even the happy thought of working under the jovial Kid Elberfeld is hardly enough balm to enable Sammy to quit Atlanta without a jerk at his heartstrings. . Most ball playersI hsve found, play ball here, there, anwyhere, apparently without ever giving the matter a thought They are to a large extent mechanical athletes, with one eye on the dollar mark, and the other on the major leagues. It mutters not whether they are in Atlanta, Savannah, or Kankakee. , But Sammy Mayer is one who is different. - ,. . " He admits he rather Irjoyed playing here, because he was at home -with his family, in his native climate and native city, and built up a brotfd circle of friends. HEAVYWEIGHTS GATHERING IN MERRY'GOTHAM By DAVIS J. WALSH. (International News Service Sports Editor.) " New York, Jan. 13. At the end of a brisk half hour's play-tag this afternoon, Jess Willard .received the interesting news that Kearns and Dempsey are ,1 entrain on Monday for the East ostensibly . for , a conference on uf- 'OTVfe'4nf . the flat. - TTlA '.infnitna-tiAn amVafegdi'to Qai$oxotrh' Wi!Iai;r. uaiiQuiittcu . M uui uc u u a up wiiwiil a complaining chair. . He was 'pleased to express his gratification at this turn, of events; Tlie coming of Dempsey and his man ager. Kearns, just about sweeps up all the heavyweight debria in-one dust pan, and by the time they arrive, New xork will look like the scene of the puino movers' convention. Floyd Johnson a, id Bill Brennan, principals in last eight's affair, have been on the ground for some time. So bas Tom Gibbons, not to mention Harry Wills, a permanent resident. ... . All of them, in other words, are on the ground or intend to be. This. However, is nothing new. Quite a iew of them have been on the ground, before, looking up. i ,' ' The only entry yet to oe account for is Luis Firpo, the South .American man-eater. Luis is the drastic person who knocked over a few very .air fifth raters here last summer snd therefore is in direct line for the championship. He will arrive some time next montii and is promised early action. Tl-at may be all for the best, since annoying delays often hamper departures for the southern hemisphere. Meantime Willard continues with the business of chasing his shadow around a six-by-eight dressing room. He did this forjnany perspiring minutes, today for the edification of Alex McLean, a Boston trainer. McLean viewed the maneuvers with a tolerant eye and at the finish declared himself to be agreeably surprised at Willard's physical condition. The Boston trainer, it) seems; had gotten himself into an altercation with a ringside customer-at the Brennan-J ohnaon bout .over WDlard's appearance wnen he appeared for an introduction to the trmrd. The customer went on record to the effect that the healthy glow of Willard's skin wss bought at the comer 600 Gallons of Clean Gasoline Forced Through Every Suit or Dress Each Suit, Dress etc cleaned by ns has' 600 gallons of eleaa gasoline forced through it. We have a continuous pari tier of gasoline and the clothes stay in our cleaners for thirty minutes, until all the gasoline is shown to be abaolntely clear thus your clothes are absolutely dean. The garments are delivered to you minus the gasoline odor. . 1 ROTHE & MOORE The Master Cleaners Phone 4-3690 ' r; U04 Main Street took a hath in Hot Springs and then motored over to Little Rock in time to work out in the Eagles' gymnasium In the afternoon. He will finish his conditioning this afternoon being ached-uled for . a workout at the Boys' Club on West Mnrkham street at 3 o'clock. Turner will train in the samo gymnasium at 4:30 o'clock. The fans are invited toattend both workouts. Neither wrestler will enter the ring an overwhelming favorite. ' They wree-a tied on such even terms on New Year's day that the superior could not be de- -termineS. There are those who' think Turner will win then Gardner has hia backers, too. : But. neither crowd is overconfident. '.' . Promoter Arnold Is trying hard to line up another good semi-final. He hns several welterweights in mind. De-clue, Arkansas' amateur champion, received a badly lacerated ear in his match with Bill Ware last week and will not be able to go on. Ware,- who put up a great battle, -although losing, wants, a 'week's rest before going on again, s However, two big fellows will be signed. ' . A ' .' Victor Ssfco, the clever little Rou-mnnia youth, will be one of the principals in the preliminary. Several youngsters have asked to get a crack at his laurels, and the promoter will make his selection today. Tickets will go on sale early tomorrow morning at the Kempner theatre's box office. The popular prices will be continued. , . , . BASEBALL FANS But, here, read his letter: Dear Friend Guy: . Of course it may appear a bit premature the few lines that follow but I want to express my deep appreciation -to you, - Cliff, Morgan, and the other newspaper men who have treated me so royally since I came back to the Crack-' ers in 1916. j. : May Be for Best. I hate to leave the old home town, quite naturally, away from my folk and my friends but I suppose it la for the best. You know as well as I do that I nevershirked my duty, and invariably gave my best efforts under all circumstances, even to the tail-end ball club we had last year. My relations with the Atlanta club have been pleasant, indeed, and in all of my baseball ramblings, I have never found a finer set of fans and critics in my life than those who live right here. Mr. Lynch, Mr. Corbett and every man connected with the new organise- ' tion I wish all kinds of luck. And I'm sure Otto Miller will make a valuable man to the club. I'm " going to LlftwTRock-'het spring, where I will work just as hard for the Kid my old enemy as I ever did for poor old Charley Frank. Elberfeld always turns out a good club, and I'm sure he'll do it again. - . Atlanta is my home, so I Intend to spend each- winter here. It's the best place in the world. And before closing, let me say that Martin Semon, with whom I' have been associated -with this winter" and hope to be in future off-seasons, is a 'prince! of a chap, iike everybody else who calls Atlanta home. . -With best regards, I remain, . Your friend, . SAMMY MAYER. ' - CUE STAR UNFAIR! ' We used to have a great admi- - ration for him, but not now. Any man who did such an impolite ! act as he was guilty of in Boston is sure of having his name strick- en from our visiting list. Think of it. A perfectly nice gentle- ' man named Charles C. Peterson was to play with him in an ex- hibition game of billiards in Bos- ton. Mr. Peterson t shaved and - laved, got into evening dress, manicured his favorite billiard cue, went to the hall in . which the, game was - to be played, - was "ntrodueed' to .the audience-' . : and "banked" with Hoppe to de- - cide which of them should' have j first; shot. .Hoppe wonthe bank. - ""AS&Mhe second. Mr. - Pererimn , sat there and waited for. Willie to miss. But Willie didn't miss. He kept right on until he ran 300. He might still be, clicking off points, but 300 was the limit set for a night's performance. All Mr. PeterBon did in the game was to bank for first shot That and put bis billiard cue back in his bag when the "game" was over. If that Is Mr. Hoppe's idea of politeness to a gentleman who goes before the public all dolled up and full of desire to show what a billiard player is, it prob- ably is not Mr. Peterson's and certainly not ours. And yet the public seemed to like it. Richard Spillsne, in . Forbes Magazine (N. Y.) drug store snd that a fetching corset accounted for his reasonably modest waist line. Alex of course professed to take no stock in the stranger' tale but this didn't prevent him from feeling. In a learned manner, around the Willard abdomen in search of extraneous natter. - "Willard is In surprisingly good condition for this stage of his training," quoth Alex, when his inquisitive finger bad been satisfied.. "I would say, off band, that he weighs in the .leighlior-hood of 270 pounds, but a fellow of hia build needs a lot of weight to work off if be is going to train for a matter of months. - He wonld go stale otherwise; "I examined Jeffries when he begam training for his attempted coin-took against Johnson. Willard Is in far better condition than Jeffrus was st a corresponding stage of his training. J

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