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.1.091 BAN BUILDER OF BIG GAME DIES SOON AFTER FOLLOWER Originator of World Serie Gives Up League Reins to Barnard in '27. ST. LOUIS, March 28. 3--ITM Johnson, 67, former American leagu president, who helped build baseba to its commanding position as th national pastime, died at St. 'John hospital here at 8;10 o'clock Satu day morning from diabetes and com plications. The death of the stalwart, and a times stormy, old figure of baseba ended a six year quest of health i which Johnaon went from hospita to hospital and sanitarium to son tarlura In search of relief from h dread enemy, diabetes. x la Bed Since September. His final Illness had kept him in a hospital bed here since last Sep tember, except for a few weeks i January when he apparently was on the road to recovery and wa able to go to Hot Springs, Arl There he suffered a relapse an physicians advised amputation of leg because of infection. He returne to St. Ixmis. Amputation was avoided but a blood transfusion was resorted to Feb. 19. · For a "day or two after the trans fusion, Johnson's condition seeme improved, but both he and his physi clans soon gave up hope for recov ery. He was unconscious and v de lirious much of the time before th end. Makes Baseball Big Business. Bon Johnaon made baseball a bi, business. He developed it from sandlot pastime to a game of mil lion dollar stadia, ?75,000 player and major league clubs valued a $50,000,000. He originated the world series. H chore the presidency of the Ameri can league In 1900, at a $2,500 an nual salary, In preference to a hal Interest in the Chicago White Sox and he made himself a $40,000 exe cutlve by applying business method and strict discipline to a spor which, when he came to it was hear quartered In the back rooms of sa loons. His sense of showmanship and hi Iron rule enabled Byron Bahcfof Johnson to see that baseball mus be decent and well-ordered to b popular, and to eliminate the rowdy . v lira which kept spectators away. H '-»,7jrtit-aif-FJ^ete-pB.*-ipn tract-basis. ..'··SEC* r^t«4,tEe T mdra]B of the sport by . vesting aBiiblute power in umpires't rule thfe conduct of the players ot the field. Starts as Writer. . Johnson .was destined for a legs career by the parents to whom n was b'orn in Norwalk, Ohio, in Jan uary, 6, 1864. He went to OberJin college, was a schoolmate at Marietta college of Charles G, Dawes later vice president, and graduated in law at the University of Cincinnati. But he soon deserted the bar for newspaper work, and won recognition as a sport writer. Charles A. Comiskey, then manager of the Cincinnati Natipns league club enlisted Johnson's help in a baseball venture and they organized the Western League in 1893 Seven years later they Invaded the National league territory in the east and founded the American league, 61 which Johnson became president. The two circuits warred for three years, and then at Johnson's behest signed an agreement creating an arbitration commission to settle disputes. In this Johnson long held the balance of power. '-Establishes Baseball. When the Federal league threatened to cleave major league baseball In 1913, Johnson led a successful war against It and baseball emerged as a permanent and established bus- ·jness. When scandal charges involved the names of Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker in 1926, Johnson incensed Lahdls by commenting publicly on the latter's handling of the allega- · tlons and the club owners averted a threatened battle by giving Johnson a leave of absence, Johnson needed the rest. For 26 years he had spent eight to 10 bourn a day at his desk, and his health had become so endangered that annual trips to resorts gave him only temporary relief. He went willingly to ·seek recuperation in the south. Johnson never returned to the active presidency of the league he bad helped found and had governed with an Iron hand for 27 years. In October of that same year, 1927, he was allowed to resign and was succeeded in. November, 1927, by Ernest S. Barnard of Cleveland^ who pr-ceded him in death but a few hours Broken in body and spirit Johnson spent the last three years of his life fighting HI health. His Interest in baseball, alfho only an academic one after his removal from the presidency, remained keen to the last. TURNESA, COX TIE FOR FIRSt PINEHURST, N. Car., March 28. (jB--Joe Turneua, 'Elmsford, N. Y., and Wiffy Cox, Brooklyn, Saturday tied for first place In the north and south open tournament with 288's for 72 holes. They arranged a nine- hole play-off this afternoon for first hoonrs. ARE DEA : 17- - ·»»· ^ BE*GAZETTE MASON CITY, IOWA, MARCH 28 1931 CENTERVILLE, AVOCA GO TO STATE FINAL BASEBALL MAGNATES DIE 16 HOURS APART B. S. BARNARD Sixteen hours apart, death Saturday claimed two of the most powerful forces of the baseball world--Ernest S. Barnard, president of the American leajrue, and his hitter enemy, Byron Bancroft Johnson fiery founder of the leujrue. By a strange stroke of providence, their deaths ended one of the bitterest feuda ever to exist In the national pastime. Johnson IB pictured here at his desk for the last tune as he said goodbye to the American league and baseball. His Interest in the game was keen to the end. · ' STiaritey Ring s Money Makers Has Highest Income*--~~ -Tax of Any Ring Celebrity By WILLIAM IUTT Central Press Sports Editor NEW YORK. March 28.--The lot heavyweight champion--by vli- ue of his own mistakes--Jack Sharkey, the babbling Bostonian lad a higher income tax to pay this fear than any other fighting man n the world. Mr. Sharkey is almost sure not to ie the biggest money maker in the Ight business this year, however He is, apparently, headed nowhere and getting there rapidly, as far as a crack at the heavyweight _wn is concerned. But iast season not even Max Schmeling made as much as the Gob. Fought Only Twice. At that Sharkey fought only wice. The first affair was with England's famous falling fireman, Phi! (Slumber Hour) Scott, at Mimi. For forcing Phil .to cry Uncle!" while resting on knee, fack pocketed $40,000. Then, in June, in the now his- oric Battle of the Yankee stadium, lack gleaned $178,000 for his share f the fight in which he fouled Jchmellng into a world champion- hip. That totals $218,000 on any- ne's cash register. One of Big Money Makers. Sharkey will always be counted s one of the big money makers of Ing history. He came along just at he right tfme, sweeping- into the op rank of heavyweights when the 'ggest purses were" being paid. Among his lucky breaks were hat he was chosen as Jack Dempey's first come-back opponent, that he figured In both Miami midwinter shows and that he was matched with Schmeling. These our fights drew approximately 2,360,000. Here are total receipts of the even biggest Sharkey fights: Sharkey-Dempsey, $1,083,000. Sharkey-Schmeling, $712,000. Sharkey-Stribllng-, $405,000. Sharkey-Loughran, $260,000. Sharkey-Maloney, $232,000. Sharkey-Heeney, $160,000. Sharkey-Scott, $160,000. ONNENBERG TOSSES IACK IN TWO FALLS DAVENPORT, March 28. UP)-- avenport wrestling fans/last night etched Gus Sonnenberg, former orld's heavyweight champion, toss eorge Mack in two straight falls an exhibition match. Bull Mon- ana and Karel Zbyszko wrestled to 30 minute draw in another exlilbi- on. CHAMPLINFIVE BEATS FALSTAFF Allen Cafe Unable to Reach Alleys Because of Snow; Bender Is High. The Caamplln Refining companv won three games straight from the league leading Fallstaff Pale five in the straightaway matches Prida' nljrht at the Boyd bowling alleys Bender was high single with 235 but Estill, captain of the oil team, nose! him out with a three game total o 637. The game between the Allen Cafe and the Chapin O'Neil coal company was postponed .until Wednesday evening on account of the snow storin The Charles-City team was forced to turn back on account of bac roads. FALSTAFF PALE Wall 1.Q7 157 162 486 Wilcox 157 Jacobs 189 Squires 211 Sobieske 178 Totals .........902 CIIAMPLIN REFINING Estill- .201 221 215 637 McLaughlin 182 159 169 510 Parker 172 22S 211 609 Walsh 190 158 16S 514 Bender 235 234 180 629 Totals 980 998 9212899 STRAIGHTAWAY LEAGUE Bowling Schedule March SO, 31. April 1, 2, 3: Monday: Alleys 5 and 6 at 7:45-Chapin O'Neil Coal vs. Deckers' Ipwanas. Alleys 7 and 8 at 7:45--OaWand- PonUacs vs. Champlin Refining company. Tuesday: Alleys 5 and 6 at 8:15-Allen Cafe vs. Ideal Sand and fravel company. Alleys 7 and 8 at 7:45--Falstaff Pale vs. H. C. Boyd Bowling company. ' Wednesday: Alleys 1 and 2 157 200 514 220 153 562 213 181 605 195 210 583 942 906 2750 at 8:15-- Chapiu O'Neil Coal vs. Allen Cafe. Thursday: Alleys 5 and 6 at 8:15 -- Falstaff Pale vs. Allen Cafe. Alleys 7 and 8 at 7:45 -- Champlin Refining company vs. Ideal Sand and Gravel. Friday: Alleys 5 and 6 at 7:45 -3 a k 1 a n d-Pontlacs vs. Deckers' Towanas. Alleys 7 and 8 at 7:45-- Chapin O'Neil Coal vs. H. C. Boyd Bowling company. Women's League. Monday: Alleys 1 and 2 at 6 -- 'irst National bank vs. Standard Oil company. Alleys 3 and 4 at 6-- Decker's lowanas vs. D. K. Lundberg. GRIFFITHS LOSES DECISION TO TOM LOUGHRAN IN 10 Sioux City Tough One Put Up a Valiant Fight in Opening Rounds. By WILLIAM YVEEKES. Associated Press Sports Writer. CHICAGO, March 28. (1P--Tom my Loughran, the master of boxirie from Philadelphia, is still at larg on his ambitious raid thrii th ranks of th h e a v y w eights and his lates victim is tougJ Gerald Ambros G r i f f i t h s o. Sioux City, Iowa 11 years of cam paigning behin h i m , F r i d a y night gave the youthful G r i f fiths a boxin L _ -- lesson in 10 Tommy Loughran rounds, in thi feature event of the Chicago stadi urn's second anniversary show, to add the lowan to a list of seven straight conquests which incliidec Max Baer, Ernie Schaaf, Dick Daniels and King Levlnsky. . Griffiths Is Poor Target. The battle was a little more difficult than usual, however, for the weaving bobbing Griffiths offered a poor target during- the first four rounds, and the decision was nol unanin*us. The judges cast their votes for the former light heavyweight champion, while Referee Dave Barry called it a draw. The customers, of whom there were 13,124 who'paid, leaving $36,155 at the gates, were satisfied with the decision. Griffiths made a great start, plas tering Loughran about the ring in :he first round and gaining a dis iinct edge. The second was even, ind from there on Loughran continued to move out in front. The :ough one made the fight and tried to get around that long left hand, without success. He finally tried to pile thru it, and took a neat loath ering for his efforts.- Loughran Uses Right. Tommy used his right hand more 'requently than usual, employing a -ight uppercut that served to bring Griffiths' rushes up short on several occasions. Griffiths never was in danger and kept piling in, even in the closing rounds when Loughran's ringcraft made him look rather awkward. Griffiths had a slight weight ad- rantage, scaling- 187 pounds to 183 or the Philadelphian. TITONKA PLANS ATHLETIC SHOW TITONKA, March 28.--An ath- etic show is being sponsored by the American Legion post here for Monday evening at Pannkuk's coliseum. The card will consist of 25 rounds f boxing. Jim Winters of Titonka and Harry Lovik of Lake Mills are cheduled in a four round bout. Other bouts on tie card include toy Ollum of Armstrong vs. Kid White of Buffalo Center; Bud Olsen f Swea City va Roy RIngsdorf of Jurt; Kid Samp of Algona vs. Runt Schrader of Burt; Sid Wood of Ti- onka vs. Tuffy Franks of Titonka nd Billy Kennedy of Titonka va ack Kellen of Britt, All of these outs are scheduled for three rounds. England named two of its battle- Slips Scorpion and Terror to inspire we. We went England one -better nd named one of our cruisers the Chicago.--^Florida Times-Union. WHITTEMORE AND LAMONT TO PLAY IN CONSOLATION Kossuth County Sextet "Win From Ida Grove by 23-8 in Semifinals. Schedule. 7:30 p. m. Lament vs. \Vhit- temore (Consolation). 8:40 p. m. Centerville vs. Avoca (championship.) Results. (Championship Semifinals). Centerville 13; Audubon 10. Avoca 28; Aplington 23. (Consolation Semifinals). Lament 13; Deep River I I . Whlttemore 33; Ida Grove 8. By DON MCGUIRE. Associated Press Sports Editor. DES MOINES, March 28 /P-Centerville's fighting girls' basket ball team faced another stront western Iowa rival Saturday in it drive to a state high school cag championship, Avoca remaining a* Us only barrier" to the title. The southern Iowa sextet van quished one highly rated western Iowa opponent Friday night in de feating- Audubon, 13 to 10. Th game was fast and featured b close guarding. Each team scorec only four times from the floor. Cen tervilie, however, was able to conn on five tries from the free throw line while Audubou could make onh two, Avoca made an impressive show ing in scoring an easy-28 to 23 vie tory over Aplington in the other o Friday night's semifinal contests. A pair of high scoring forwards, Dell Brammann and Kathleen Ferguson indicated they might cause Center ville's defense some trouble by scor tag frequently against. Aplington' defense. Avoca's margin of victory did no ·indicatir-tiiH~ettsr-by~wIrich- it-won Shifts in the lineup iate in the gam gave Aplington a chance to cu loose with a scoring- splurge after i had^tralled 1G to 8 at the half. As a preliminary to Saturday's championship battle, Lament ant Whittemore, victors in Thursday' consolation games, will meet to de cide the consolation title. Lamon nosed out Deep River 13 ^o 11 in a close game Friday afternoon while Whittemore's rangy team outpassed Ida Grove to win 23'to 8. OLSON'S SWEDES TO MEET GIANTS ON MANLY COURT World Champion Back-Hand Passing Team Signs for Monday. MANLY, March 28.--Olson's Terrible Swedes of Humansville, Mo. rates as world's champions in th irt of back-hand' passing- on the jasketball court, are scheduled to neet Gilkerson's Union Giants at he high school gymnasium at Manly Monday evening. This is one game that comes near he close of a heavy season as some hing of a sensation. , Ninety-seven victories and 17 osses is the record for this season with the Swedes. The five hopes to raise its victory column to 100 fames before the year season closes. 3uring the season of 1929-30 the Terrible Swedes not only duplicated heir world's record of the previous easpn, but actually surpassed it by laying 117 games, winning 94 arid osing- 23. The Swedes \vere scheduled to meet an all-star aggregation at '"ella Friday night. The Giants de- eated the Swedes Wednesday eve- Ing at Marghalltown with a score f 19 to 12 after the Missourians ook the lead at the half with a 5 to4 core. The big gun of the Swedes, .nthony Wapp, was off form. FIGHT RESULTS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW YORK--Fidel La Barba, Los Angeles, outpointed Kid Franis, Italy, (10). Ralph Lenny, Union 2ity, N. J., outpointed Jimmy UcNamara, New Yorlc, (10). Tony [errera, El Paso, Tex., outpointed lector McDonald, Vancouver B C 10). CLEVELAND -- Pierre Charles, Belgium, outpointed Frankie Simms, leveland, (10). SAN FRANCISCO--Meyer Grace, hiladelphia, and Battling Dozicr, Vichita, Kans., drew, (10). EAGLE GROVE--FJoyd Bowers, agle Grove, defeated Jergen Tepen. Kanawha (6). BOSSES BENGALS " By JACK SOIiDS W.E KlO MANAGER.-- ME WAS 0*1L/ Stanley Raymond Harris, better Isnown as Bucky Harris, manager of the tamed Detroit Tigers, goes into his fhird campaign as boss of the Ben E als with a team that may or may not get into the nennant contender class. Buctty's is the flitficuit task of living up to a "boy wonder" reputation. At the age of 28 he piloted the Washington Senators to a pcn- -nant.jmiUiJtQtia'fi..champlonsWB,.HiB Senators won their second pennant the next year. Since then he hasn't been able to get Into the blir money- Harris iras Ijorn in Port JTervls, N. Y., Nov. 8, I89G. He broke into baseball at 19 »3 an infleldcr with Pittston in the Eastern Pennsylvania league. Detroit acquired him the next season but sent him to IHuslccgon without trial. By mid-summer 1917, Harris bad set a probable record for biuiohaU traveling. In less than three years lie hud botonircd to six dubs. Buffalo ncnulrcd f.iie younjr second baseman in 11)18 and after the 1919 season ended sold him to Washington for $4,000. Harris was appointed manuKcr of the Senators following Donie Bush's departure The first great reijfn of the New Yorlc Yankees had come to an end and the "kid manager" stepped in and managed Washington to two straight pennants while the lute Miller Huggins was renovating his famous New York club. Harris left Washington after the 1928 campaign and succeeded George Moriarty, now an umpire, as mana-rer of the Tigers. FROM T R A I N I N G CAMPS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS YANKS COMPLETE HARDEST TRAINING. ST. PETERSBURG, Flo The Mew York Yankees have completed the first and hardest stage of the spring training- program but there's still doubt about infieldcrs. And no- xdy knows whether Jorgens or Padden is to get the third-string- latching job. * * * TIM ELLIOTT PLANS ' TO BEAT OUT ROBINS JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Some ^layers transferred from a pennant- lontender -club to a possible tail- :nder might be disappointed, but Jim Elliott, shipped to the Phillies y Brooklyn, isn't taking that at- itude. He has a secret ambition for the Phillies to beat out the Robins, and thinks they may. * * # TWO MORE ATHLETICS ON INJURED LIST ORLANDO, Fla--Two Philadel- ihia Athletics lost to Cincinnati Frilay and two more Mackmen were ilaced on the injured list. Foxx wag orced to leave the game when a wlft pitch caught him on the el- ow, and Dykes was floored by a iot bounder. JcGRAW ANNOUNCES GIANTS' LINEUP SAN ANTONIO--John McGraw las announced his Giants' starting ineup: Terry ,Crltz, Jackson and Vergez, infield; Ott, Lindstrom and icach, outfield; Frank Hogan and Bob O'Farrell, catchers. McGraw oesn't know who'll pitch the first game'but he has a hunch it will be Bill Walker. « · * VALTER JOHNSON VAMES PITCHERS BILOXI, Miss.--Manager Walter ohnson has said that Hadley, Crowder, Brown, Marberry and pos- ibly Lisa will start as pitchers In tie first two weeks of the Senators' flag chase. * * * ..HANO COLLINS WEARS ^ERPETUAL GRIN BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--Long Tom Winsett and Boby Reeves are the iiuing lights of the Red Sox squad lose days. The work of tho left elder and his second baseman 1 And it's great to be young with a~dog at'yoTir Sc'eTs!'|' ' 'Iri'Tli3"riamc/"Amen.' ^ . "'i.,---'Hr /! ~" J "\ .,.:..y ""TM"O":""·''. : team-mate has got Manager Shano Collins wearing a perpetual grin. * * * CUBS LACK HITTING POWER IN EARLY GAMES SAN FRANCISCO--It appears that all of tho Chicago Cuba' lack of success against minor league teams in exhibition games is not chargeable to tlie pitchers. The members of "murderers' row" have not done much hitting against coast league hurlcrs, and have been especially weak against curves, something they have looked at plenty. Manager Rogers Hornsby Is not particularly concerned and hopes curves will be served up frequently to give his men o'ppprtvmity to conquer them. ^ * * # DONIE BUSH HAS PITCHERS' PROBLEM SAN ANTONIO--Pitching-, a department in which the Chicago White Sox have boasted strength heretofore, has been added to the numerous problems of Manager Donie Bush. The latest casualty is the ace of the staff, Ted Lyons whose right arm had developed an annoying kink. Tommy Thomas does not seem to have regained form. » * * INDIANS HOPE FOR HOHAPP'S RECOVERY NEW ORLEANS--None of the Cleveland Indians hopes for the rapid recovery of Johnny Hodapp's bad leg more than Johnny Burnett who has been thrown into the gap at second base. But Burnett Is anxious to go back to third, where he has the inside track over George Detore. * ». » TRADE OF CARDS AND PHILLIES CHANGES IN COLOR BRADENTON, Fla.---The prospective trade between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies appeared in a changed complexion Saturday. All along reporters had figured it as "Chick" Hafey for "Chuck" KJcin, with the Cardinals throwing in a player or two nnd cash. Saturday Vice President Branch Rickey said the Cardinals were not negotiating for Klein, but was silent when nsked If Pinkey Whitney, third baseman, was tfic player sought by the National league champions. BASEBALL W MOURNS LOS DIAMOND Lt I= American League Pi a h°u Dies of Heart at Rocheste |l London-' lattef, crossed fl steam- 'eilles on on from days to By CHARLES DUL... Associated Press SpoiYtsTASH CHICAGO, March 28\ ' prevails thruout the baste' today over t^he sudden di nest S. Barnard, 56, presl.^,. American league. He die' wheels day afternoon, the vicbusiest heart attack at the May. Rochester, Minn. The baseball leader hi A *JP apparently good health*** time of the annual meet American league in New December when he suffe: tack of influenza. He cont- work however, but his ' " not returned to normal, r. Rochester Wednesday. He ing easily when he was s an attack and passed a^ his wife was at his bedsi with him. Succeeded Ban John? Barnard succeeded Byi UL , croft Johnson as second pr?? * the American league in j'J?* 1 1827. -.rdeiv Barnard formerly lived"' 1 for land and his burial probab. rsed held there Tuesday. He is" 3 of inly by his widow and his* tn ~ Pending election of -resident, the office prol 'JS administered by Fran- vin, owner of the Detroit,' vice-president of the le Before his election Johnson, Barnard had ., home in Cleveland wrier-, couected with the Clevelar the American league for 2 Began Career as Ed Barnard, a quiet man *± ; his baseball seriously, haTM all over the league and !«· and counsel was highly r H He began his career as*" editor in Columbus, Ohio, took his first flyer into baseball. As a young man Barn:' ably never dreamed of president of the America _. but he received a trainiagfBfl culiarly fitted him for th He had been actively i with athletics in one way er since his prep school C most of the time hJa-intc centered In baseball. S^V 1 Consequently when he was e'leicV cd president of the junior inalor league in 1927 he assumed his duties with confidence backed up by actual experience in everv de- 1 partment of baseball management! * In fact there was little about the, national game with which he 'wag 5 not personally acquainted, except. tlorh1 "" M professional player ana I I He was elected president of a j minor league and there followed nearly 25 years service with d ' major league club as secretary business manager and president. I ! Succeeds Bancroft. ' When Byron Bancroft Johnson virtually forced his own resigno-,' tion as president of the American/ leaerun by his numerous conflicts Commissioner Kenesaw ML L,andfs, the names of several mea were mentioned as possibilities for the . place. It was not surprlslmr however, that the club ownefs turned to Mr. Barnard and elected nirn unanimously as the successor* -- President Johnson. Barnard had! time J 6 lefldi , ns: candi date from tho t '. Barnard was born July 17 [/! . - : - · . a t West Columbia, r \V. Va! ' out his parents moved to Ohio before he entered his teens. In 1883 the future president of the Amort- can league entered Otterbein acad- cm V at Westerville, Ohio, and sev- s later graduated from _--,,.,,,.,,, college. He married Miss Josephine Flick of Cleveland in December, 1918. / STANDARD OIL ' 7bVc,' havu been the accurtl of winch tnc retailer BPOKP. ISO-VIS Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd 103 127 158 388 112 155 162 429 155 175 128 458 137 178 107 422 173 191 163 527 f Totals r,80 825 718 2224 \ Team average 2224--741 ATLAS TIRES Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd Nolterlcke ....115 113 124 352 Anderson 123 10G 123 357 Williams 124 135 130 389 Stllwell .174 123 146 443 Otto 136 173 185 474: Totals 677 650 688 2015 Team average 2015--672 PERFECTION Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd A'elsh .... 114 101 148 363 Miller 313 119 91 323 Holland 154 121 151 428 Hardy 113 104 147 364 Kern ...163 161 156 480 Totals 657 606 193 1956 Team average 1956--652 RED CROWN ETHYL Players-- 1st 2nd 3rd -alloy 108 169 118 395 Youngerman ..160 140 120 420 Salbreath 162 135 168 465 norr 124 144 124 392 "amble 143 144 145 427 Totals 687 732 670 2099 Team average 2099.--70Q S5MW.,

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