- PAGE TEX PLAIXFIELD COURIER-NEWS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL a, 1018 IN FIELD OF SPORTS Ya Plainfield Courier-News SPORTING NEWS DEPT. Telephone Oil j ONLY the unexpected interests . History records the race won ' by the easy-going autoist. but says nothing of the many previous races won by the bare. THERE are two kinds of women those whose clothes seem to have been made for them and those who seem to bare been made for their clothes. EACH State, in the Union would be ahead of the game if it paid its Legislature to refrain from making any more laws. A WOMAN declares that she has the best husband on earth, but that Is no sign that she expects to meet him In heaven. MONEY talks, and it is also the only thing that understands the language of the flowers on an Easter bonnet. SOMEHOW a man never discovers that he is a fool until long after his neighbors have found it out. A MAN" who is supposed to know says that his better halfs idea of beauty is only sealskin deep. TARGET TIPS J. o. w. Q. Some years ago there was ' much discussion in the sporting ' monthlies on ventilated barrels for J firearms. Will you tell me what j oi tne tnree injuries, was the outcome of this discussion? The first of these injuries was the Ans. The term ventilated" was most disappointing to myself, applied to a system Invented by though perhaps the last was actual-Perry E. Kent,-of Ctica, X. Y. con-! ly the most damaging to my record, fisting of bored holes in the barrel j I say the first was the most disap-cf rifles near the muzzle. The in-j pointing because it broke up a fine ventor claimed that by this process j start when I was going just right the gas partly escaped through the and improving daily. That is the holes, which relieved the great pres-' ideal situation for a player a start sure and spread of gas around the at full speed when he can get a bullet as it left the barrel, thus ' good jump on the field, and barring causing greater accuracy and increased penetration. The discussion died a natural death and nothing further has appeared on the subject. I. N. Q. Why is chilled shot preferred to soft shot if it is for other shoot ing besides breaking clay birds? Chilled shot gives a better! than does soft shot, hence ! Ans. pattern Is preferred by "been there" hunters, especially for the smaller game birds. In the case of using the quickest smokeless powder in a full-choke gun the improvement in pattern will amount to as much as 25 per cent. meaning 25 per cent, more shot In the standard 30-inch circle of 40 yards. Slow-burning smokeless or black powder, especially the latter, is to be preferred for use with soft shot, as it does not jam the shot charge through the choke of the gun barrel with so much suddenness and force as does a quick smokeless. Chilled shot, of cours?, are not battered so easily In this jamming as are soft shot, consequently meet with less wind resistance and fly more truly. TIME CHANGED FOR CIRCUS Owing to the fact that the -big Liberty Loan parade will be held on Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the time for the afternoon performance of the Y. M. C. A. circua has been changed from S o'clock to 2 o'clock. This change will enable everyone to get out In time to sea the parade. This performance will be given for the special benefit of the little folks, only a small fee being charged. This year a new group of comedy men will make its initial appearance in the sawdust arena of the circus. The members are called Squeedunk Fumblers, and their funny antics have been arranged particularly to please the children. Mr. Man Your Spring Hat Get it at Hinchcliffe's. We Manufacture Hats, which means a little better quality for a little less money, Open Evenings Until 8 o'clock r.1. H. HINCHCLIFFE SOFT HAT MANUFACTURER 132 North Ave, Harry Edleman MERCHANT TAILOR Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing Prices Most Reasonable. (Formerly with Marcu Hoyt Co.) 10 WATCHUXG AVE. Tel. 2270 "MY BEST SEASON" BY GEORGE SISLER Popular Ball Player Tells of His Work on the Field Last Year By GEORGE SI3LER My showing last season was satisfactory to me in the sense that it was the best I have made bo far,. But it was decidedly unsatisfactory j J compared to what it might have been had J been in a position to j play my best game right through the year. I know a player must be guarded in making such statements , out of deference to public opinion, which is prone to accuse him of trying to alibi his case. But the things I am going to speak of now are known to my team mates on the St. Louis club and to many persons, players and writers, if not to the general public. My record was greatly marred by three distinct slumps, which were due to injuries received on the playing field. Had I not been injured upon these three different occasions my work certainly would have been better than it was; how much better I cannot say. But it stands to reason that a player is not going to do himself justice when he is not in good physical shape. And the fact remains that my work declined very obviously in quality after each one accident, breeze through to the fin ish with all sails set. 1 My first injury completely demor- l alized my start. It occurred, if I remember correctly, on May 8. At that time I was hitting over four hundred and seemed to be improving rather than declining. On that date, however, I collided with Ray Schalk and sprained my left thumb. I was out of the game for two days and verv Iikey would have been better off , had I remained on the bench for a longer time, although a vacation in mid-season is always damaging to a batting average. But the club needed me, and as speedily as possible I got back into uniform and played as well as I could with that crippled thumb. As you know, I am left-handed and I never before realized so clearly the importance of the thumb on the hand you use most. Not only was I handicapped greatly in trying to throw the ball, but I could not grip the bat after any normal fashion. I could not even take any swing, but had to improvise a new method, pushing with the bat instead of clouting as I would ordinarily do. Needless to say, this method was a very indifferent substitute and my good average shrank alarmingly. There was no help for it, however, except to get back into shape as speedily as I could, which I did by the end of the month. But by that time my average had slipped from above four hundred to very nearly three hundred and I had to begin all over again. My second Injury wasn't so Important, but It bothered me none the less. It occurred in mid-season and consisted of a bad stone bruise. Although I could not walk without limping I did not miss a game. It didn't bother me so much in hitting, though; of course, it slowed me up somewhat. But it did handicap me greatly In base running and no doubt contributed nsonsiderably to my indifferent scoring record. The thir l injury ocourred in September, li consisted of an Injury to my right wrist. Eventually it proved more troublesome than either of the others. I played with it for a week, but found that I grew worse instead of better. Finally I j was taken out of the game alto-I gether and kept cut for the balance j of the season, j Thea three injuries set an in-j delible staniip upon my whole sea-j son's work. True, they did not I prevent me from having a good year, but they did hamper me more ! than J can well explain and they j cut into my average to a decided degree. Still, in spite of such disappointments, which are a ball player's lot, 1917 had many satisfactory features to my point of view. Tris Speaker, the champion of the previous season, slumped Just a little more than I did. Had some one told me on the preceding season that the very next year I should , beat out the great Tris no doubt I should have felt abundantly satis- fled- $0 I do not know that I have any Just cause for complaint. As for my chance of beating oat TT Cobb I fully realize the difficulty of such an undertaking. Ty s one tough customer- and he doesn't like to be beat out. 1 am not at all sure that could have done it this past season, even though I had been in perfect trim at all time?. But I do think could have made him hustle a little more to keap his batting crown. WESTFIELD BALL SCHEDULE IS OUT Suburban Team Includes Both City and Borough Teams in Games Special Correspondence: Westfield, April . 3. The West-field High School baseball team will begin practice at Recreation . Park this week. The grounds have been graded and. cleaned up, and everything is ready for the opening of the season. The schedule has been announced and the first game will be played 5 with the Bound Brook High School at that place. The remainder of the schedule Is ar follows: , April ' 19 East Side at home. 24 Rah way at Rah way. 27 North Plainfield at North PJain-fleld. May 1 Cranford at Westfield. 3 Plainfield at Plainfield. 7 Roselle at Westfield. 10 Horace Mann at New York. 17 Rah way at WTestfield. 21 Bound Brook at Bound Brook. 28 Roselle at Roselle. 31 Plainfield at Westfield. June 4 Rahway at Westfield. 7 Roselle at Westfield.' 1 1 Cranford at Cranford. 14 North Plainfield at Westfield. BOUND BROOK TOURNEY HAS SHIFT OF TEAMS ROUND BROOK TOURNEY Standing of the Teams W L H3 PC Team 6 14 4 414 .778 Team 8 17 7 434 .708 Team 2 ...16 14 420 .533 Team 7 .. .. 15 15 431 .500 Team 1 .......... 14 16 448 .467 Team 4 . .11 13 383 .458, Team 9 lx 13 390 .458 Team 5 13 17 431 .433 Team 3 8 16 390 .333 Tomorrow Night's Games 3 vs. 4. 3 vs. 6. . 4 vs. 6. Special Correspondence: Bound Brook, April -3. The local two-man bowling tourney goes on apace, with close scores of Monday night's and last evening's tilts producing some fairly close scores. The results of the games produced a few shifts in the standing 0 the teams. "Phe scores: Monday's Games TEAM NO. 8 Causbrook 194 180 190 188 Vail 189 205 168 187 383 385 358 375 TEAM NO. 5 Stabile 200 173 149 174 Fallon 207 135 166 169 407 308 315343 TEAM NO. 8 Causbrook 177 176 186 179 Vail :.. 202 159 182 181 379 335 368 394 TEAM NO. 7 Vliet 142 216 168 175 Schaub .. 159 201 191 183 301 417 359 359 TEAM NO. 7 Vliet , 155 173 188 Schaub . 17 3 177 249 328 349 437 TEAM NO. 5 Stabile 161 188 178 Fallon 142 151 222 -172 -200 -871 -176 -178 303 339 400 Last Night's Games TEAM NO. 9 Wagner J56 125 153 Marino ....... 224 203 214 ) 347 -144 -218 880 327 366 358 TEAM NO. 1 Helfin ,,, 168 179 174 Efinger 184 179 220 352 358 394 174 194 -868 TEAM NO. 1 Helfin 162 164 205- Efinger ...... t 201 207 1S2- 363 871 357-TEAM NO. $ Roller ........ 179 214 863- Perry ......... 164 167 166- -177 -187 -364 -89 -166 343 381 869 364 TEAM NO. 2 Roller ........167 ?67 160 Perry wJ..;...i?9 146 185 165 173 346 313 355 338 TEAM NO. 9 Wagner Marino ...... 161 210 17; 1S1 188 188 177 19 10 349 387- 361 365 tr muw - The resemblance is marked ! Our clothes for boys are just as well made as our clothes for men. "The best is cheapest in the end." mail osdem rnxao Rogers Peet Company Broadway at 13 th St. "The Four Broadway Corners' Fifth Ave. at Warren at 41t St. NEW YORK CITY BOXING BOARD HAS BEEN APPOINTED Governor Edge Appoints Commission Under Recently Signed Law Trenton, April 3. Governor Walter E. Edge yesterday appointed W. E. Cann, of Elizabeth; Edward S. Crain, of East Orange, and John S. Smith, of Atlantic City, as members of the New Jersey Boxing Commission. The law passed by the last Legislature allows eight-round bouts in the State. The commissioners will serve without compensation. In .announcing the appointments Governor Edge said: "I have called a meeting of the commission in my office for 10.30 o'clock Saturday morning next in order that I may outline to the commission my views as to the general policy to be pursued. ' I had individual interviews with the members of the commission to impress upon them that the utmost care must be used in order that boxing in New Jersey as conducted under the provisions of this act should be such as to avert any possible justifiable criticism. Each member has assured me of his determination from that angle." Mr. Cann is a physical director of the Y. M. C. A. Mr. Crain is well known in athletic circles. John. S. Smith, who apparently is slated for the chairmanship of the commission, is a prominent hotelkeeper of Atlantic City. He has been identified with sports all his life and has taken a decided interest in boxing. He has acted as referee and timer at many important bouts and has been a ringleader at nearly all the big championship contests in the past quarter of a century. MARSTON WILL REMAIN IN NEW JERSEY GAME Max Marston, the Cranford golf star and former New Jersey champion, who was reported to have changed his abode in Cranford to a residence in Philadelphia, comes out with the statement that he has not sworn allegiance to the Quaker town. Marston was said to have joined the 'Merion Cricket Club, which he denies, although he states that he applied for a non-resident membership in the club six weeks ago for the reason that he wanted some place to play. Marston furthermore declared that the assertion was all the more preposterous when it is considered that he has not been at the Merion Club links since the national amateur championship tournament In 1916. He says he applied for membership in the Merion Club six weeks ago and has not yet been elected a member and that his name has not even come up for membership. Max is still a member of the Bal-tusrol Golf Club, and also states that he retains all his New York business connections. Marston asserts that he has become tb-e proud father of a future golf star in the personage of Mar Marston, Jr., born recently. The Cranford golfer says he is feeling fine, although the statement made in a newsaper recently to the effect that he had played several rounds he declares was erroneous. Hope that the clubs will soon perfect a schedule is expressed by Marston, as he is anxious to play in a number of Red Cross matches. HEBREW A. a BACK The Hebrew A. C, which had a mighty good record on the local baseball field last year, is back on the diamond again this season, starting off their schedule yesterday by defeating the Washington Stars by a BCOTe of 6 lo B. The line-up: Washington Stars Friedman, 2b; Garfinkel, rf; Shrager, 3b; Rockfellow, lt: Davidson, ss; Fried-lander, p; Goldberg, c; Seals, If. Hebrew JL C. Dreier, rf; Organ-blatt. If; Priscoll, cf; Solomon, p; Boguski, 3b; Semer, lb; Cantor, c; Symonds, 2b; B. Rosenthal, ss. Broadway at 34th St. WRESTLING MATCHES ON FOR FRIDAY EVENING All is in readiness for the wrestling exhibition to be staged at Saengerbund Hall Friday evening, when Jimmy Condos, the local welterweight, winner of the recent match with Bull Ricco, will meet Young Muldoon, of New York. As a preliminary to the big match George Golding will meet Jack Rose, of Jersey City. Dancing will be featured between and after the wrestling matches, music for the occasion to be furnished by Halbfoerster's tango orchestra of Elizabeth. The writer this morning received a communication from Sailor Sanders, of Brooklyn, in which he states he would like to meet the winner of the Condos-Muldoon "match, the winner to take all. Should Condos win the match Friday evening it is quite probable that Sanders will be brought to the North Plainfield hall at some future date. CHARLIE MITCHELL DEAD Special to the Courier-News: London, April 3. Charley Mitchell, former English middleweight champion, is dead at Brighton. Mitchell's most famous battle was with the late John L. Sullivan at Chantily, France, March 10, 1888, when he held Sullivan to a draw in thirty-nine rounds. Five years later James J. Corbett knocked him out in three rounds. GUN TESTS ARE SATISFACTORY Reports to Major General Morton Show All Companies Are in Good Shape COMPANY D TOPS LIST Six Enlisted Men in the 114th Infantry are Transferred to Ordnance Corps at Salem, New Jersey. (Special Correspondence) Correspondent's Headquarters Camp McClellan, Ala.; April 3 Statistics issued today by Major Robert H. Kelley, division inspector, based on the results of the machine gun tests held Thursday , and Friday, of last week, furnish the first basis for a comparison of the results obtained fromintenslve training by this branch of the service. The report submitted to Major General Morton is a highly satisfactory one, and shows all of the fourteen machine gun companies of the division to be in excellent shape for active service. Company D, of the 111th Battalion, a unit made up of the machine gun companies of the old Second and Third Infantry regiments, tops the list in the point standing based on inspection of equipment, close order drill, tactical experiment, gun drill, inspection of material and firing problems. This outfit, which is captained (by Charles Wild, of th old Fourth Regiment, totalled 183 points, while Company C, of the 111th, headed by Captain Charles P, Silvester, of the old Second Infantry, came In fourth with 156 counters. Company B, of the 111th Battalion, with Captain Samuel Brawn, of Camden, at the helm, and Company A. Captain Oliphants's old command, now headed by Captain William Doyle, of Camden, are tied for ninth place with 135 points each. Ttie 113th tniantry Machine Qvn Company is the last one on the list, thus giving Jersey the head and the tail of the table of ratings- New Jersey secured a standing in the 104th Supply Train today when Captain James M. Charles, of Plain-field, Who was recently promoted to that grade from first lieutenant, was assigned to a supply company command. He was formerly supply officer of the 104th Military Police, pROCTOR'C PLAINFIELD TODAY LAST TIMES Paramount Present Billie Burke In Mysterious Miss Terry' And WILLIAM S. HART In "Gentleman from Blue Gulch" HEARST-PATHE NEWS KEYSTONE COMEDY THURSDAY A Big Day for tlie Cliildren Note The following program is presented In co-op-, eration with the local moving picture problem committee. Marguerite Clark 'TheFortunesofFifi" Adapted from Molly Elliot Sea well's Famous Novel with Miss Clark in the role of a little French Actress. Also Introduction of The Life of Abraham Lincoln As Portrayed by Benjamin Chapin in "The Son of Democracy" "THIEF OR ANGEL" (A Judge Brown Juvenile Story) FRIDAY Double Feature Yitagraph Show Earle Williams in The Grell Mystery And Harry Morey with Corinne Griffith In "Who Goes There1 HEARST-PATHE NEWS SATURDAY Effle Shannon in "Her Boy;" Charlie Chaplin in "The Adventurer;" Hearst-Pathe News; Cartoon Comedy. coming here as a lieutenant in Troop D, of the Cavalry Squadron. The enlisted personnel of the supply train is made up largely of Virginians. Six enlisted men of the 114th Infantry were today transferred to the enlisted ordnance corps of the National army and assigned for duty to the Gaynor Glass Works, at Salem, N. J. They are: John Simpson and William Mitchell, of Company M; Arthur Rascher, of Company F; Howard La Count, of Headquarters Company; Earl Simmons, of Company F, and Charles Muser, of Company F. . That a number of officers are being considered for vacancies in the commissioned personnel of the 29th Division Headquarters Troop, a unit comprised cf enlisted men. from all parts of New Jersey, was made evident today in the appointment of a board to consider recommendations for captain, first lieutenant and second lieutenant. The board consists of: Major Robert H. Kelley, division inspector; Major S. Jarmon, division range officer,- and Major Hobert Brown, 104th military police commander. The Headquarters Troop has been in command of First Lieutenant John Lane, of Hagerstown, Md., since Captain Edwin Feigen-span, of Newark, waa relieved last week. Some idea of the cost of the trip Lieutenant Colonel William B. Martin's 104th Ammunition train made to Atlanta last week for supplies was furnished today in the division quartermaster's statement. It shows that $927.62 was spent for gasoline for the 67 trucks; $276-43 for repairs; $36.38 for motor oil; and $10.88 for grease, making a total of $1,251.30. The train broughtback from Atlanta 100 tons of sugar, 16 tons of rice and four tons of general merchandise. The cost table was prepared In order that the expense of train transportation might be compared with that of motor truck transportation, and the former was found to be the cheaper by several hundred dollars. Colonel Martin's command has been highly commended, however, for its discipline on the 300-mile trip, and also the short space of .time it took to load the stores on the trucks from freight cars, this work being done in lees than two hours. Lieutenant Colonel William Carle-ton, was today relieved from duty as camp quartermaster and assigned to the 54th Infantry at Fort Oglethorpe and the following reserve officer captains have been transferred to this division to take the vacant company commands in the 104th (New Jersey) engineers s Foray H. Ridge-way, John O. Wolf, James C. Grant William H. Baker, This sets aside the "belief that several New Jersey first lieutenants would be promoted to take over the companies now without captains. SOCIAL. CLUB BARN DANCE St. Mary's Social Club has completed arrangement for a barn dance to be given Tuesday night, April 9, at T. A. B. S. Hall. The committee has planned lor many novel features and hopes to make the affair the best of the season. PLAINFIELn THEATRE U Tonight, Last Times WiUiam Fox's 1018 Clneiuelo- dramatic Message CHEATING it THE PUBLIC" The Greatest Thriller Ever Filmed. A Cross-Section of Human Life Ninety Tremendous Moments. In Addition to An All-Star Program of TTHE BEST INT VAUDEVILLE. Tomorrow, Friday, Sat VAUDEVILLE'S BIGGEST STAR Sylwestcr Schatter The World's Most Versatile Artist, and His Own Company, in a Brand New Offering. Other Big Acts latest Photo-Plays Tomorrow Night PROFESSIONAL TRYOUTS 1 - Next Monday Matinee and Night J. A. COBURN'S GREATER MINSTRELS THE OXE REST RET OF THE SEASON. A SPARKLING All It AY OF Minstrelsy's Selected Talent With CHARLEY GANO In His I test Comedy Scream "DARKTOWX SUBMARINE CHASERS" Mat., 2.15: 25, 35, 50c. Eye., 8.15: 25, SO, 75c, $1.00 Seats Xow on Sale Next Tuesday, Matinee and Night $1,000,000 Million Dollar M Oolls A Musical Mytft, Fairly Glistening with Rurlesqiie Stars, introducing Cliff Rragdon, Ede Mae, Gladys Parker, Walter Morrison, Xonna Harry and THE RIG MILLION DOLLAR DOLL BEAUTY. CHORUS .Mat., 2.15 : 25, 35, 50c Eve., 8.15 : 25, 35, 50, 75c, $1 Seats Xow on Sale COMING SOON WILLIAM FAR NUM "LES MISERABLES " MOSQUITO COMMISSION MEETS WITH PROBLEM The Union County Mosquito Com- mission is confronted with the problem of moving a dredge and a scow across a railroad track and a road, and until it solves this guestion, Its. work on the Elizabeth meadows, leading to Newark, will be held up. It seems that Superintendent Gie adopted the scow and dredge for the mosquito work, and they wre built on the scene. Gies now Is in the Sanitary Corps of the Army, stationed in Kansas, and until he is able to furnish the commission with some idea of how the scow and dredge can be moved for work elsewhere, the situation will be trying. Examinations soon will be held for the position of superintendent to succeed Mr. Gies. Since he enlisted, the position has been filled by Char-, les Plata. Platz, at a meeting of the commission yesterday, was granted an increase of $25 a month, bringing his salary up to $125 a month. Slave Freed in Westfield That there were slaves held in Westfield as late as 1827 Is a mat ter of record , On April 3, In that year, Dennis Coles signed a manumission paper, freeing hie slave. Job, a man of 18 years of ags. Mathturin Brisson, 1723 Mathurin Brisson, French zoolo gist and natural philosopher, waj born in Fontenay-le-Conte April 8, 1723. George Edwards 1093 George Edwards, celebrated an tlquary, was born in Stratford, E sex, April 3, 1683.
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