Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on November 13, 1920 · 8
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Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York · 8

Elmira, New York
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Saturday, November 13, 1920
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SPORTS I i ; SPORTS ' Patch Eleven to Meet E. A. C Arctics and El-Kliras Clash on Alleys Baseball War Comes To An End With Leagues Remain New National League Goes Out'of Existence Automatically When National and American League Magnates Agree Upon Judge Landis as "Chairman of Baseball' Magnates Emerge From Three Hours' Argument Arm in Arm. Chicag-o. Nov. 13. Peace settled over professional baseball yesterday when the opposing factions in the reorganization of the game reached an agreement on every point at issue and thus ended a war which for five days apparently had disrupted both major leagues. Three hours of argument and verbal battles, which, although rather warm at times never were bitter, found the magnates emerging from their council chamber arm in arm, calling each other by first names, and ..laughingly ' n ferring to the threats each side had made a few days ago. The end of the tight came when the sixteen club owners voted unanimously to make Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis "cha:rman of baseball." and a committee of one to act as a final ro"vt nf :i7M-ai in all matters of dispute between the wo major leagues ijiiu any minor leagues which may join the majors in organization of the game. Judge Landis accepted the proposition, but it was stipulated that he might remain on the bench and handle both positions. ( Each side in the battle made concessions before agreement was reached but the meeting unanimously approved "tire principles of ethical control of baseball' jficluded In the Lasker plan which was fostered by the eight National and the Chicago, New York and Boston American League Clubs, and which started the fight. This plan originally was bitterly opposed by President Byron Bancroft Johnson of j American League and the Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, St. Louis and Detroit clubs, which sided with him. In other matters, however, the eleven clubs favoring the Lasker plan, conceded points to the five opposing it. Instead of a civilian tribunal as the governing body of baseball. Judge Landis probably will remain the final judge, although the club owners may decide later to appoint two civilian associates to act with Judge Landis.. If the one man commission s is re ta'ned, the president of each league will be a special pleader for clubs under him. All matters will be taken up at joint meeting- of the two leagues, where the vote will be cast by clubs. -If there is a division, a vote then will be taken by leagues, each organization having one vote. If they cannot agree, the two presidents then will apKar before Judge Landis and his decision will be final. This arrangement is a compromise between the plans suggested by the two sides. The eleven clubs wanted the vote to be entirely by clubs, while the Johnson faction held out for a vote by league. The two plans were combined. TO INCLUDE MINORS Immediate attempts will be made to bring the minor leagues into the plan. A committee of six, three from the Rational League -and three from the American League, will confer with a committee of six from the minor leagues. If the minors come in, they will be given the right to appoint a special pleader to appear before Judge Landis when matters involving them are considered. Judge Landis' term is for seven jears and then an election will be held by all leagues in the plan to determine who shall be commissioner. He will have power to question any player, club owner or league president and to take any action1 he sees fit in all cases. The leagues agreed to sign a contract to abide by the Judge's decision. Chicago will be headquarters for the baseball commissioners and offices will be opened here immediately. If second and third members are chosen for the commission, it is virtually certain, according to the club owners that Judge Charles A. Mac-Donald of Chicago will be one of them, although no vote was taken today. Judge MacDonald indirectly brought on the baseball war, for he started the baseball scandal investigation which brought about the proposals for reorganization of control of baseball. After thv Grand Jury baseball investigation had developed so that It took in prominent men in many sections of the country, A. D. Lasker, a tHhoi!cr in the Chicago National Leagruo ciub, proposed that control of tl:e game be placed in civilian hands as assurance to the public that there would bo no more scandal. A letter was sent to all club - owners making this pi position. Wiliam Veeck, John McGrajv, Barney Dreyfuss, Garry Hermann and others signing it. A roepting was called here and all Petcy Dink the major clubs except the Washington. Philadelphia.. Cleveland. Detroit and St. Louis Ameican League clubs sent representatives. At this meeting ths eleven clubs went on record as favoring the Lasker plan and notified the other five clubs- that unless they joined in the plan" by November 8, a new 12 club league woura De iormeu. Last Monday both factions met here. nnd v.-hen Johnsons side refused to join, the new National League was formed. This league, of course, automatically is out of existence. Judge Landis Is Student Of Diamond Game New Chairman of Professional Baseball Is National Figure and Has Devoted Nearly Forty Years to the Game. Chicago, Nov. 13. Federal Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis yesterday accepted the "chairmanship of professional baseball" after it had been tendered him by unanimous vote of the 16 major league clubs and thereby became the final court of appeal in all matters of administration which may-come up between the National and American Leagues and any minor leagues which voluntarily join in the reorganization of baseball. Judge Landis was hearing a case n which $15,000 bribery in connection with an income tax was charged when a committee of e Ight club owners called on him. As the magnates filed into the court room, hats in their hands, the judge sharply Danged his gavel and ordered them to make less noise. " When informed of their mission he had them escorted to his chambers where they were kept in waiting for 4 5 minutes before the Judge would listen to the offer which increased his annual salary from $7,500 to $50,000. While the magnates waited, the Judge conducted the bribery trial in his usual vigorous fashion and gave vent to some scathing remark about the men who falsify their income tax returns. Waiting on the Judge were Charles Comiskey, president of the Chicago American League Club; William Veeck, president of the Chicago National League Club; Jacob Ruppert of the New York Americans; ' Clark Griffith of the Washington club; Charles Ebbets of Brooklyn; Garry Herrmann of Cincinnati; Barney Dreyfuss of Pittsburgh, and John Breadon of the St. Louis Nationals. Later they were joined by Connie Mack of the Philadelphia Americans; Robert Quinn and James Dunn of Cleveland. At first the Judge refused the offer on the ground that he "loved his position as Judge" too much to quit the bench. ' Finally, however, he agreed to hold1 both positions, but specified that his baseball, salary should be decreased by $7,500 the amount he receives as judge. It was agreed that as chairman he should receive $42,500 a year instead of the $50,000 originally offered. After the meeting, Judge Landis took Clark Griffith, a personal friend, over to a window. "Griff." he said, "I'm going to tell you just why I took this job. See those kids down there on the street? See that aurplane propeller on the wall? Well, that explains by acceptance. "You see that propeller was on the plane in "which my son. Major Reed Land's, flew while overseas. Reed and I went to one of the world - serie-i games at Brooklyn. Outside the gate were a bunch- of little kids p'aying around. Reed turned to m and said: The Fur Shortage 'Dad. wouldn't it be a shame to nave the eame of these little kid. broken up? Wouldn't it be awful to take. baseball awav from thorn"' Wei., while you gentlemen were ta'king to me. I looked up at this p-opeber ana T thmieht of Reed. Then I thought of his remark in Brook-yn, Grift, we've got; to keep baseba'l on a hlga standard for the sake of the youngsters that's why I took the job: because I want to help." Judge Landis' official acceptance j was made in the following statement ...j n accepted th3 chairmanship of baseball on the invitation of tne six teen major league cwibs. At hoir re quest and in accordance with my own earnest wishes, I am to remain on the bench and continue my work here The opportunitie for real Str. vice are limitless. It is a matter to which I have been divo-ji for nearly forty years." Judge Landis is a national figure for the important cases he has passed upon and his wit and -sarcasm sometimes humorous and somet mes caustic which he directs at prisoners and counsel from his bench, have made him famous. Baseball always has been one of his hobbies. In the little town of Logansport, Indiana, where he was reared, the Judge played on amateur and semi-professional teams His brilliant playing brought him many offers to turn professional tiut he always declined, saying he p'ayed merely for sport and love of the game. In 1914 Judge Landis presided in the legal battle which resulted from the greatest baseball war in history the fight of the Federal League against the National and American Leagues. The Judge never rendered a decision in this case, however, for it was settled out of court while he was still forming his official opinion. While studying the- case, he spent many hours looking into baseball history, the national agreement and other documents giving information concerning baseball. The knowledge acquired during this period made him a legal authority on the administration of the game's affairs. Judge Landis attends many major league games here every year and seldom misses a world's series. At the annual fall classic he generally may be found in a box back of third base, his old, black slouch hat pulled down over his eyes during a game, and a long black cape falling from his shoulders. He never talks during a game. but studies every play closely and enjoys analyzing the strategy used by the opposing players. One of his hobbies at a game is to try to guess the next play. Judge Landis was born in MillvtMe Ohio. November 2. 1866, and was named for Kenesaw Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia, where his father was wounded in the Ciyil War. He first become nationally prominent when he fined the Standard Oil Company $29,240,000 after forcing John D. Rockefeller to come here to testify. ' His decision was reversed by ! the Appelate Court, however. During the World War he presided at the famous .1 W .W. trial, sentencing "Big Bill" Haywood, secretary treasurer of the organization and 92 other mem bers to prison. Shortly afterward an I explosion in the federal building killed several persons and the Judee wai unin jured. He also sentenced Congressman ! Victor Berger to prison for alleged obstruction of the nation's war prepara- ' tions. Judge Landis drew Congressional attention shortly after the war He found that most of the lawyers appearing before him who were wearing wrist watches had not been in the service "Have ail these wrist-watchs lawyers file a statement telling what branch of the service they were in." he ordered his clerk. Senator Thomas of Colorado in an address in the Senate said Judge Landis should be imneached for his order. The Judge's only comment was: "Don't It beat the devil what some Senators will au to iass me rime awav?" JudRe Landis' caustic or verbal attacks from the bench are directed at men in all Btations in "life One day he scathingly denounces a corporation the next day swmpathizes with and helps some unfortunate prisoner brought before him. His favorite expression is: "Take this man up to "Mabel's Room' the jail or "Take him to room S3 and urivar him the easy chair." E. A. MEMBERS ENJOY SMOKER The Elmira Athletic Club held an enjoyable smoker last night in J its rooms in the Realty building. The affair was largely attended. Several interesting talks were enjoyed and later in the evening boxing ! and wrestling bouts were staged. Refreshments also were served. The E. A. C, membership is growing rapidly and promises to give Elmira some big things in the athletic line during every t season of the year. BINGO GRIDIRON WARRIORS, WHO ARE BATTLING Upper, left to right: Kelley, le right' irtiard;' Smith, right taeklc: RcJ Turner, loft to right: IiaberMii, The young lady, - Who as a child Went to bed with A Flatiron at her feet, New wears low shoes in the snow. . THE. WAY IT GOES . Six months after a -man begins his experience as a grocery owner, he can sob as much as a veteran owner about not making any money. In another six months he'll own a sedan. CANT AIjbe TAJCKY It's not everybody Who can be a bootlegger. Some have to work v For their money. WOMEN Whai Flickers knows about women ctfuld be jammed into, an oyster cocktail without spilling the tabasco, but we have observed that women are gentler than men; they, are .more patient, but not so fair. The fairest human being is an old man, who, beginning with good , intelligence, has fortified it wiWi experience, education and age. Women have more preju dices than men; they cannot see the truth so quickly. If women ruled the world as unquestionably aa men do, ,we very much doubt they would' be as fair to the men, as the men are to tne women, ine men always nave controlled the courts, the armies and every other element of strength; yet women have every right they should have. Men have made several laws punishing themselves for offenses against women arid enforce them. In every case where women are tried berfore male juries, the women get the best of it. So much for the unfair members of the fair sex. What is home Without a bother? AIM AND EVA Adam and Eva, who first made the war-garden famous, are - coming to the Lyceum, and how well Adam retains his youth, judging from the bill posters. Flickers is too polite to dwell upon the age of Eva. Let's see, it was Adam, who made famous the Ben Davis arjd the Northern Spy. But what dfd Eva ever do? Oh",' yes. it was she, perhaps, who discovered the loose-leaf system. rur i in? i s r rt ri ( Oh dear. I came. . v . , , Ujear Soviet a Fur coat re j Better V v I 10X COLO FEET- AT TmE V-" L 2? fl w C. A t o U Sw ngle, left tackle; Jackson, left g, right end. ; , luuroack; osmiry. iuiioae-K; t". JIM'S WISDOM Jim Oims says the cynic interprets wedding bells, as a riot alarm. . WASSAMATTER? Something is wrong Winter approaches And nobody has Predicted a Flu epidemic. FORMERLY LIVED IN ELMIRA You betcher life! Atia Aiir Rnhprtson' nf Oklahoma, the only woman elected to 'Congress at the recent elections, uvea in xux-mira. ' . They all do. -" Christopher Columbus used to be on the Elmira police force, just before he shipped as second mate on the Erie Canal, and later discovered America. His second . wife is buried in Elmira. Canton Sentinal. Tho Rentinni is rie-ht. Christopher was one of Elmira's early profiteers, the original gem or tne ocean, ana a charter member of the Knights of Columbus. He was a famllar figure on the -streets, when Oliver Twist ran the silk mills. Like Sampson, he was strong for Elmira. Speaking of old residents, Adam and Eve. rivals of Ruth St. Dennis, used to buy their clothes at Schornstheimer's and take their' meals at the "Pudding Stick Tea Room." i VEP, IT IS, ALRIGHT , "Kissing says an eminent Scientist is dangerous. And he is right, cf course. We read about a man A kiss cost $10,000 one time."" WHY ALL THE FUSS? It just has been revealed that Prince Rudo'ph, one-time heir to the Austrian throne, was slain by a blow on the head with a bottle, while talking to a baroness. Inasmuch as this happened in 1889, we don't sec why Europe should get, all smoked up over it. Unless, perhaps, somebody is trying to get up an excuse for another war. MONEY IN IT. Juan Gardia Belmonte of Spain, - The cha.mpion tou'l fighter Of the world, is in New York. Juan has snuffed out 200' bulls And is worth a cold half million. He is fin his way to Lima, Peru. To t..h n few rooro of 1hs A. Voight By C. E R A. AT DUNN FIELD guard: Cannckl, c-eiiter; Hamlin, ,,, . .Kt ..a-..v, Famous little animals, and For that engagement he gets Something like J38.000. N There have been times when We have been . peeved enough w To walk up and slaip a bull " In the face with a powder Ruff; But when it comes tcS making A living that way, we are in favor Of letting Juan do it Insulting our friends in this Co'umn of piff and pifHe Is dangerous enough to Satisfy our longing for The spectacular in courage. ' But it seems queer for a man To make half a million or so , Dollars killing cattle1. Flickers knows, a man who Worked'in an abattoir out west All his life and has killed Thousands of gentlemen . cows. And he hasn't got a nickle. Our standards undoubtedly are changing; bad "women do not go to hell as quickly as formerly; they hang around and make trouble longer. I CENTURY CLUB ALLEYS j APACHES. 1 2 8 Tot'l. Ave. J. Brownlow 208 172 162 542 181 Wolf, 177 176 155 508 169 Lambert .. 179 139 167 485 162 Van Ness. .. 150 188 169 507 169 Herrick . .. 171 201 188 560 187 Totals ... 885 876 841 2602 MOHAWKS. 12 3, Tot'l. Ave. Pulford ... 189 182 165 536 .179 Utz 138 179 198 515 172 Lutes .... 165 200 133 498 166 Brooks .... 176 181 177 ' 634 178 H. Smith... 178 177 201 556 185 Totals ... 846 919 874 2639 ONONDAGAS. 1'2 3 Tot'l. Ave. Winner ... 159 192 181 532 177 Strait 192 " 158 . 161 511 170 M. Miller.. 171 167 167 495 165 Booth ..... 205 190 147 542 180 II. Stevens. . 180 254 191 625 208 Totals . 961 837 2705 CHIPPEWAS. 1 2 3 Tot'l. Ave. Griesman.. 151 163 160 474 158 Tunney ... 187 206 211 604 201 Kane .....'156 165 178 499 166 E.Miller .. 246 190 191 627 209 LaBelle .,. 188 224 182 594 198 Totals ... 928 948 922 2798 FIGHT RESULTS ' Camden. N. J., Nov. 13. Benny Leonard, lightweight champion, easily defeated "K. O." Loughlin, South Bethlehem, in a .ten round bout here last night. Leonard knocked Loughlin across the ring and staggered him several times, but was unable to put him out. Baltimore, Md., Nov. 13. Johnny Rose of St. Paul Was no match for George Chaney . in their scheduled twelve-round bout here last night. After receiving a terrible lacinir fnr nearly six rounds, Rose's chief second admitted defeat and Chaney was credited with a technical knockout. H. F. STOWE. D. C. CHIROPRACTOR. SEVEN YEARS' PRACTICE. Hour,.. lo-U A. M.. 2-R P. M.. Even-Ings. Morula. Wetlnclav. FVI.In. . P. M. 'Phoi r 332A-J, Merchant Ma. tloual Rank Bldg. Mke "and 'Tim " Will Not Clash Due To Cfiange In Yale Eleven Callahan Brothers Will Not Stage Battle, Due to Shift- ing of Tim to Guard in the Yale . LineupBig Crowd To See Game. - o Princeton. Nov. 13. Clear anl colder weather ves In prorpct today for tho annual gridiron battle of Yale and Princeton. The Tfale squad -arrived here early In the day and was sent through a brief s'gnitl drill In ' the etadium. Princeton had its last workout yesterday. Coaches of both elevens said their men were in excellent condition. The line-up ot the Yale team, aa announced at New Haven last nig-ht. Indicates that Tad Jones changed his plans at the last moment, the battle of the Callahan' brothers, captains ot the oPvoKincr e'evens, will not ma-ter!aliz Great innterest had been manifested m the meeting of these two men, both of whom play regularly at center. In the Yale line-up Captain "Tlni" has been shifted to right k'Jard. vhich would move him away bar 85 I'D Bm3i"3E: New York, Nov. 13. The annual clash between Yale and Princeton was the outstanding contest of today's eastern football program, although several other battles of more than passing Interest were scheduled. Dartmouth plays Pennsylvania at Philadelphia; Columbia meets Cornell at Ithaca, Washington and Jefferson invades Pittsburgh for its yearly battle with the Panthers; Harvard opposes Brown at Cambridge, while the Army and Navy elevens face Bow-doin and North Carolina respectively on Academy fields'. Princeton was favored in the wagering to win from Yale, while Dartmouth and Cornell were generally selected as victors over Pennsylvania and Columbia. Harvard planned to play its second string against Brown to allow varsity players and coaches and opportunity to witness the Yale- FIRST CORNELL-COLUMBIA GAME IN MANY YEARS Ithaca, Nov. 13. For the first time In 15 years football teams rep. resenting Cornell and Columbia Universities were schedule-d to meet here on the gridiron today. Columbia defeated Cornell at the last game, in 1905, by a score of 12 to 6. Ideal weather conditions favor tuday'i game. g ARCTICS TO ROLL EL-MIRAS ON CENTURY ALLEYS The Arctic League and El-Mira bowling teams will clash tonight at the Century Club In the first, game of the season series for the city championship. Some stellar ten pinning is expected. Roe. Herold. Bush, Divinev Tie Worif s Greatest BirWi A BUSINESS trip to the Coast becomes pleasure ii n you crOM th Cambism Pacific Rockies-excellent dining can and service, compartment observation cars, Liberal stop-over privilsfes. See VANCOUVER, Canada gateway port to the Icific, wita the Vancouver Hotel of metropolitan standard; and VICTORIA, a bit of old England, with wonderful drivts and golf link Th Empress Hotel offers splendid hospitality. CM r m for Tour P. ait CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY i So. Division St, Ellieott concerning Canada furnished on request. Canadian Newspapers on file. FOOTBALL DUNN FIELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14th. ELMIRA A. C. vs PATCH A. C. 3:30 P.M. from his brother, "Mike,", pivot man on the Orange and Black. . Mra. Mary E. Callahun, mother of three football captains this year for another non is a schoolboy leadr. ' hud reserved scats on the Princeton side. This did not Indicate htr gym. p.ithy. she exp'ained, but was part of her plan bf benevolent neutrality. Li year she sat in the Yale stands. Iter prefitost concern was whether Harry or John meanlnjr "Mike" r "Tim," respectively, in college phrase, ology would be hurt. Tho enthusiasm which grows out of long standing traditions of colleu rivalry, apparently wan greater hire today than eer before. The streets ot the. little college town earlUr wit crowded with knlckerebf.tkered upper classmen and black capped freshmen wearing the large orange and black badges bearing the command In larte Hack 'letters: "Beat YaV." The van. guard of the more than SO, 000 upecta-tors expected for the game, overrin the town last n'ght, and every incom. ing train today wai crowded with alumni of the two institutions anj others eager to wltnem the ureal stiuggle between two of the "mc Three." &wW3.&' . . 4-71 Princeton contest In order to be fa. miliar with Yale's style of play vhen the Crimson faces the Blue at New Haven next Saturday. Pittsburgh and Washington and Jefferson anticipate a hard, close conflict with the odda favoring the Panthers. The Prince-ton-Yale , classic drew more than 50, f An .mootators to the Palmer Memorial Stadium. Chicago, Nov. 13. Illinois must defeat Wisconsin at Madison today in order to meet Ohio State the following Saturday with a clean slate in the hat-tie which will decide the "big ten" championship. Chicago battles Michigan at Ann Arbor for the first time since 1904, and Purdue plays Northwestern at Evanston in other conference games. Indiana goes out of the conference to play Notre Dame, while Ohio State is idle. and Winner will roll with the Arctln while. T. Collins, Donovan. R Murray and H. Stevens will knock 'em over for the El-Mira. The match will begin at 8 o'clock and is open to the public. A-Centry Club dinner will precede the came. T TV Psrifc (W Sq. Buffalo. N. V. uJLisfi

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