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t:ONDAy, APRIL 12. 1326 1,: :1 ( ti 11: , 1 1 1 i a 4 4 ( if A 4 4 1 18 A 4 A I i SPORTS Southern League Outfits Ready For Opening 'ELS' PITCHING STAFF BEST IN DIXIE LOOP obile, Chattanooga And Barons Among Strongly Reénforced Teams MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 12.UP s-- Facing the barrier the eight clubs of the Southern Association are ready to jump off Tuesday in their twenty-sixth pennant race. Optimistic statements come from all camps. t Opening games are Memphis at Little Rock. Atlanta at Nashville, New Orleans at Alobile and Birmingham at Chattanooga. Birmingham and Atlanta will have their fire home date April 15 and Memphis and New Orleans 'April 16. I Although several of the teams were oullt practical!), anew, followins! thef Lewis, member of the famous outavy drain made on Southern Asso- I fielding trio, Lewis, Hooper and Mion clubs by major league teams Steaker, has been managing teams in 1 the end of last season. managers the Pacific Coast League since 1921. :Port batting strength added here Two Trophies Awarded (1 pitching strength added there, Of particular interest in the open-:die President John D. Martin joins ing week is the contest for the John ,,s chorus of optiiniem with the opin- D. Martin trophy. Two cups are n that prosperous conditions in the awarded for the largest opening day uth give promise of a splendid flaitendance. Atlanta. Memphis, New Incial year for the league. Orleans and Birmingham in one di-Two new managers are making Vilit01, will contest for one cup, while ieir bow in the league and a third Niobile. Chattanooga, Nashville and ,,rman ("Kid") Elberfeld will Little Rock will race for the other. .ipge posts, going back to his first Atlanta, besides winning the cup six re, the Chattanooga Lookouts. Joe out of seven years, set a mark for ntilion, one of the "grand old men them all to shoot at last year when the game," will pilot the Little 16,009 fans crowded into Ponce de ,ck Travelers, while George "Duffy"' Leon Park. Mobile has won the cup .wis, at Mobile, will be wearing the I in its division five out of six years. outhern League managerial garb Duffy Lewis, in addition to manag- r the first time. Cantillon luta been baseball 44 years-29 years as 114; the Mobile Bears will play left a field regularly. His heavy hitting has ,thager. Ile is now aged 61. DuffY helped materially in the exhibition games and Mobile reports declare that some of the youngsters he has , developed will surprise the league. Pols' Pitchers Strong - New Orleans again claims a ster- r '446 ling pitching staff and, in addition, lexpects to land at least five batsmen In rtth 11 has psisu. Intl: Manager i n rLatrhrey past I t BUILDING TILE few years only one Pelican 011ie ( 140 E Tuckercould be depended on conaistently to hit over .300. He is especially encouraged over his hitters' this year. Johnny Dobbs, at Birmingham, has piactically a new team. Joe Schep- ner, third sacker, will be the only 13aron of 1925 to appear in the open- log lineup, according to Birmingham ...-------.....-.-,...'" reports. Birmingham has statistics I to show that only two men on thel rejuvenated teamTaryan and Gillia I rormally.hit under .300. I - First - The same refrain comes from Chat-1 ta noogaheavy hitting. Somewhat . handicapped by bad weather for train- C ost is nig the Lookouts have shown, never- tteleas. a willingness to hammer the ' hall at all times. The dependable rmal "Red" Bates will pitch the opening game for the Lookouts, Elberfeid has Indicated. Hamilton Has New Material I When, you Jimmy Hamilton. at Nashville, has developed new blood and in addition till retain some of the batting build Nth strength which made the Volunteers; a terror to opponents last season. 5LAGTEX Cantillon, at. Little Rock, has con- siderably revamped the Travelers. concrete "Lena" 131ackburne, last yeai's man- I 'eget is retained as coach and utility .tile 111P. II. The champion Atlanta Crackers 1 suffered the loss of Cullop and Zoel- lers, two of the outstanding outfield stars last season.. Manager Niehoff ! , .,,..,stia, lessisx,r telleves, however, that he has added' 1 ,--, ''''', -, 9"14111111. ,,:-: strength where most neededIn his ' 4,,,2.11.:j.',t , .,:,,,:,4,, pitching staff. Its has "Red" Smith , - -14, , ';,i,,,4:,;;:... and Wilbur Good back as fence bust- ' - - ,,,..!: ':'.':',: ers .,:l.7 Clyd e Milan . of Memphis, is count- r 'r-Irt-i'ei, ,:,;, ;':,0:''- ing on some young Mpitchers who have 1111110illt. trade flashy showings against ma- SUS Co. jor leag-ue teams in exhibitions. On Age-Heald Bk1 was further encouraged when Tommy 8. - 44 the eve of the season's opening be 8IR111NONAM Taylor. heavy hitting third sacker, wax returned to the Chickasaws. oceaves from DIARY VIARY 'Monday) Tom and Fred are friends once more! And Tom says I had a lot to do in bring' ing them together again. They had a terrible argument ten years ago when they were seniors at Yale and until last night, haven't spoken to one another since. They were both invited to the Hardwicks' for dinner, and it was most embarrassing when they met. But Tom is something of a diplomat. To break the ice he said "Would you take Muriel in to dinner, Fred." "I'll say I will!" ex. claimed Fred, accepting me eagerly. "I still love her as much as you do." "Remember how we both used to boost Muriel when we were at college," Tom replied, "and tell all the other fellows you couldn't beat a blend of fine Havana and milder tobaccos for a real smoke?" : And before the evening was over, they were inseparable. Af A I 0 'The Cigar Metes just Right , Neither too heavy nor too mild the Perfect medium blend Club Perfecto 15c, 3 for 50c 10c , ,I," Other sizes 2 for 25c, ,03 11 Iota deata: dvitaiht CA" tt(wkiet Scientific alloisteneit, W. G. PATTERSON CIGAR Co., S. Birmingham Distributors , Alabama JIM BARNES ALWAYS PLAYS BRAINY GOLF i $ I THE BIRMINGHAM NEWS -.1"- The South's Greatest Newspapci': IAPMES BRITisti OPEN CHAMPION BY AL DEMAREE (Former Pitcher New York Giants) In all the history of golf only four men have won both the British and American open championships. Harry Vardon was the first to achieve this feat: Ted Ray, the second; Walter Hagen. the third, anti Jim Barnes, the last All the golf world is wondering if - --- Barnes in 19.18 will be able to go back to England and do what Walter Hagen was unable to do despite a magnificent effortrepeat the victory whin made him the 192 5 Britiah Open champion. If brains will do the work, Sim ought to stand more than an even rhance for there are few golfers who play headier golf than heif there are any. And everybody knows that in golf, as in everything else. gray matter counts as much as physical skill and the immeasurable element of luck in deciding a championship. (Copyright, 1926, Publishers Syndicate). Madison High Wins In Extra Inning, 8-7 MADISON, Ala., April 12,--Maditont High opened the season at .nome with a 10-inning victory over New Market High, 8 to 7. Bowers led the hitters with three sete blows. Moon's work in left field featured the game. In the last of the tenth Fain, first man up. drove out a three-base hit to left center and came home with the winning tally on a low throw to third base. Dothan Heights Team Beaten Twice DOTHAN, Ala., April El.Special. Dothan Heights School lost both ends of a twin bill here Saturday to Barbour County High school, 10 to 18 and 8 to 7. respectively. The play of Brown, Doster and Dempsey featured for the locals. Whoke, Brown, Robinson and McRae turned in good games for the Clio lads, Brown getting two four-base hits. Former Star Grid ij Inside Golf 111 a V IS Player At Lehigh On Robbie's Team NEW YORK,' April 12.--(7)--Raymond B. (Snooks) Dowd, who once ran 220 yards for a touchdown. Is playing second base for Brooklyn. While playing football for Lehigh his college days. he was given the ball in the shadow of his opponents' posts. Defenders were numerous v:herever he turned, and he raced dewn the gridiron In what appeared to be one of the most foolish plays ever attempted. lie reached his own posts, raced across the field and then to the enemy's goal for a touchdown. Several years ago he was tried by the Philadelphia Athletics. Later Its played in the American Association, the, Southern Association, the Interni.tional, Texas and Eastern Leagues. Always, from the records, he was a capable performer. a .$00 hitter, good fielder and a flash on the base paths. Wilbert Robinson took him from Jersey City. Dowd led off the Brooklyn batting order Sunday and got a rtn-making single. lie Is an excellent basket ball player. Joe Acosta To Join Mobile Wednesday HAVANA, April 12.(4) Joe Acosta, holdout pitcher of the Mobile tam of the Southern Association, has accepted an offer cabled him by Manager Duffy Lewis and expects to jcin the team Wednesday. Jack Ca Ivo, Fort Worth outfielder, delayed la Havana by the illness of his wife, also is on his way to join his club. LOVEMAN, JOSEP I Ann raumenpecacca, Oorecehall, e0Oective Oneeteall P fion el e Sane Wham mäEsews o2 111111e1MS anorchfintig overeestimate the peat-Jones clentineffildimnettlinocas ffor whipping theire Deice Ess bile shape must be quick, ffoweess Own and e20eettrive. Pence flo given little consiallog e2agionn-41 elleen3 stocEs fis la fin e objective. comes yowlr linneEsy chance. klin smart and new film cut, 11111I xv7efill4otfillo0eca, all weillEinisheel NT CBEITER HORTON Kokos of al Golf Champions. "Golf's most an000ssful Machos." says "Chick" Evans., int, bl Joh r, Dille Coznpeay Another method of getting rid of a topping habit is to cultivate the habit of focusing the eye on the under side ! of the ball. This la an especially good practice with iron shots. " t Many golfers are a 49; , not greatly both- LucsrlZor ered with wood slog club topping, but SALL., scarcely know what it is to have DON'T the iron blade r take the ball ilakolet cleanly and sol- worn. idly. They antici- ARMS - pate the club digging into the vtb..roact ts ground back f cLeAsLy Amco ball and thus pull soklow away slightly with the arms just before the club-, head reaches the ball, and the topped thot results. Arm and wrist stiffness can cause topping too, especially with short, run-up approaches. Keep relaxed for these shots take things slow and easy. Looking at the under side of the ball fixes an objective End where the eye sees the clubhead will go. ,, . wmmnommoommonnont "Meet BRACKIN, Wear Diamonds" 119z 3110)TIlmg taimilets 1 - In 1904 the Washington Senator W. W. Card Houston A. Brice N. R. Baker Carlton P. Smith 1 ZIP? SPORT ILDITO In 1904 the Washington Senators Iran league records tor deteato lit ons lost 113 games, smashing all Amen- season. 'Pitch Your Ambition In The Right Key To Win! If the wishbone is stronger than the back-. bone, success will be rather questionable. To your wishes you must add activity. Invest in our full partkipating sharesthat is the SURE way to reach your objective. A little each month leads to a profitable accumulation in attractive amounts. State SaVingsfr ( an C2 7024AmericanTrust Bldg. Phone Main 4142 ' OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS LOE Ito choose POran3 ALL, you 'at 'fetter come tisOMOPENN2Y9 Shof Store for MENMain floor D. O. Whit !din r Felix I. Tarrant T. J. Shirley William E. Fort,,Atty. - p 4 I Club Perfecto 10c , gOODOPPOIZA gilEs r ill h Other sizes 2 for 25c, 15c, 3 for 50c Nowt ckeda abou tila nav Store for MENMain floor ttaaitt AWit1tf alloistentit, W. G. PATTERSON CIGAR Co., Distributors , Alabama Birmingham , i -,r la Els, pil ..!, BEST , 1. ,. -,:(1) I bile, Chattar , . ly , r.,, . Strongly vi MEMPHIS, Tenn., 41 clubs of the Southern As s their twenty-sixth pennai 1 cam ps. t - Opening games ar N e .. ew Orleans at Alobile a I and Atlanta 1111 have th( , New Orleans April 16. , Although several of the te i'' (milt practical!), anew, toll i i avy drain made on South 1 Mon clubs by major leat ,' 1 the end of last season. f Port batting strength ad( ! ci pitching strength adl ! idle President John D. Ma s chorus of optiinism with 4 n that prosperous condith :- uth give promise of a SP i, Incial year for the league. ; , Two new managers are , eir bow in the league and , t ,,rman ("Kid") Elberfel 'I .i.pge posts, going back t( , ce, the Chattanooga Lool ( intillon, one of the "gran( 11 the game," will pilot t 1 4 I ek Travelers, while Georg Avis, at Mobile, will be wi .J outhern League manage ' r the first time. Cantillos baseball 44 years-29 y Anager. Ile is now aged 1 i V i Ilk - - k tr - 0 IS S. , Emmonommt - . - 4 1 1 lir;7geskr-itochriineagnsotaargfallanndc.iutimn sada r- drttieon, tswwe4------trady ....1..111heeneewtot we 1 , in the .300 class. Manager Larry Gil- lbert has complained that in the past few years only one Pelican 011ie Ilk 111 , i trEmmr- .I.K:7 1 ) T4ckercould be depended on con- sistently to hit over .300. He is es- 1 pecially encouraged over his hitters' BuILDING TILE this Year' 1 JOVE MAN CI) , JOSEPH kt "JOE 111) ... t Johnny Dobbs, at Birmingham. has piactically a new team. Joe Schep- 4 ner, third sacker, will be the only I Baron of 1925 to appear in the open- i .----------..--..,-.44 reports ing lineup, according to Birmingham . Birmingham has statistics, I I '' , i to show that only two men on the! , . rejuvenated teamYaryan and Gil1ia1 rormally..hit under .300. I . . , 1 I First The same refrain comes from Chat-1 ta noogaheavy hitting. Somewhat Ann tantextpealleca, 2owee2tall, e2ffective , , O i handicapped by bad weather for train- - t LSt I S nig the Look have shown, never- out s theless, a willingness to hammer the - , I. l' hall at all times. The dependable . t - - t "Red" Bates will pitch the opening 0 3 i rind game for the Lookouts, Elberfeld has, indicated. I Hamilton Has New Material I 0 p erteall pair,3 ai, aloe zelle ' hen, you Jimmy Hamilton, at Nashville, h I as' developed new blood and in addition I , build witl will retai t n some of the batting strength which made the Volunteers; t t a terror to opponents last season. , ( MAGID( Cantillon. at Little Rock, ha8 con- siderably revamped the Travelers. , , a :?! .1 le "Lena" Blackburne, last yeaYs man- 9 0 . 0 ,, 1 concrete , ,ager, is retained an coach and utility i tile MP. n. The champion Atlanta Crackers 1 m 0 zit a Spipllimg asunfita suffered the loss of Cullop and Zoel- t lers, two of the outstanding outfield stars last season.. Manager Niehoff helleves, however, that he has added ''' strength where most neededIn his , ' -e, -1161ilit, Illirs.-7 . , .: I 1 A t , , ,,;:4,''' 1.' pitching staff. lie has "Red" Smith ( i '' ; - l': -: . -,4.. , t,z!--,- and Wilbur Good back as fence bust- 0 .Y1',,-.,';.) CTS, f',.... ',.'e' Clyde Milan, of Memphis, is count( riontuotun. 'A. '29 ing on some young pitchers who have trade flaehy showings against mai go. jor leagve teams in exhibitions. On 4: . ' Age-Heald Bk18. the eve of the seation's opening he A was further encouraged when Tommy 4 if eiRMiNONAM Taylor. heavy hitting third sacker, , ( woili rPturnod trt th rhirka.aws. e e I I ii oCeaves from , 1 o 0 ; 1 . .: -.. D . :I 1 ,I muRIEL,s DIARY , i fl . . , , s,-- s ,......-, 4 ;0 , ISIP A- ,--- - , t , v I.) ss ,,ti , n , 1 , ,.i00P , ,k , t''' . 4 , ,f: ', A N NI 0 o et 4w -- ' .; roe , t i 1111 ::: -4ar 1 0 i 1 , , 4r1 C''' ' ' , IA (It), Ap ,. t e , 4 ll N ' . 4 Al ' ---.,-.4-4,-;:--- d, , ' i 11 1 ' t I 1 - -...- - ! - , ,, i: . - ,, , i ,.1 --4 ' - '' -1A -'- 1 .,..14 . . ---,-...,--- , , A ,..., , , ot; - ',' iit . I,' ) .,... , , I 10114 . i: Alfl 4 ' I I.. P: , 4 $ p, 42. ,, 71 , .1 imentlay) . I Tom and Fred are friends once more! . , i And Tom says I had a lot to do in bring- ,, ' ing them together again. . t They had a terrible argument ten years ago . i when they were seniors at Yale and until last ..0. . tit Tom and And T ing them They 11 when thc A night, ha They for dinn when thc But T4 break thc 4 in to di fJ claimed I love her ' : "Remc to Muriel replied, couldn't milder tc And were inst iI ---'(i17441 ....1 I Club Perfecto 10c Other sizes 2 for til Now ci ttaai W. C S. i Birminghal ( jT n' r . , UMW 11 I-TTM TtARVIZSE AT-WAVg Barnes In 19 lle will be able to go backt r (1 1! I In 1904 the Washington Senators lean league records tor defeat o In ens champion. I Luyti 111, LAC' 115It .1takerautibl GolVastm i eh ty):1"7 MnymanG14.1 I oulgthtbrtaoi sta will mtethtellianwoarnk' even Sift 11 , rhance . for there are few golfers who p re are y lay headier golf than heif thee an. On Robbie s T earn Another method of getting rid of a topping habit is to cultivate the habit -e 4 ... (--.1 And everybody knows that in golf. NEW yoRK, April 12.--(7)--Ray- a focusing the eye on the Under side ( v. .,--,, ,, eito..7): adees(idnotpnygervierything else. gray matter ) , , 7 . r counts as much as physical skill and ran 220 yards for a touchdown. Is mond B. (Snooks) Dowd. who once the Immeasurable element of luck in playing second base for Brooklyn. gahte,h172e,ioninstlilltipsi l iers Syndi- ot: tali: baestecTiahlItys i . fy 116 , V.. elite). l'at-iihsliceollla college ball in the shadow hrothues oohtfebahmlialssfooprponenigtsh, g 0 o d practice with iron shots. Many golfers are ,e, ii. 1 alio Madison High Wins posts. Defenders were ngluvmene ' dcwn the gridiron In what appeared ered with wood slog oe s. v:herever he turned, and he raced not greatly both- tro'clor If - to be one of the most foolish Plays club topping. but SALL., k I pb ,. ' k In Extra Inning, 8-7 ever attempted. scarcely know w ... N, kei reached his own posts, raced what it is to have Dowr 1 MADISON, Ala., April 12,Mad!- across the field and then to t t he the Iron b la d e ake the ball eta b. ibmadivt r. s tont High opened the reason at home enemy's goal for a touchdoNNm. Several years ago he was tried by cleanly and sol- ern) t I champion. I I Ittyci tIL LAC' 115It II Maker of al Golf Champions. "Golf's most I th If brains will do e work. Sim an000ssful teacher." says "Chick" Evans., I I wk V V C 1926 bl Joh I DU. Coznpeay 14 '',.all Ell m, wmiatrhkeat 1H0i-gInning t'voic7toryBover Bowers led tphlaeyle'cliiiliandelpehilmAettliceatpicsjissLapletrionne, ipdaTe. tThiele lc' club tdilegt-- ARM ' PM ES (N.. Bwristi ' a the bitters with three sete blows. tihtoeong'samweork in left field featured In the last of the tenth Fain, first c the Southern Association, the Inter- ging into the ik.loact ts Anti wtioanyag,l, fTroemitasthaendr elc;a0sratear.nhlert v.guasesa. ground and sligh nd d thus pull p uolfl esteAen.Y.Aiscp .. , ilk OPEN man up. drove out a three-base hit to fielder and a flash on the base paths. capable performer. a MO hitter, good away mith the arms just before the club tly N Jersey Dowd led off the Brook- left center and came home with the Wilbert Robinson took him from head reaches the ball, and the toppe , 4 4 ilk CHAMF"n winning tally on a low throw to third rbot results. Arm and wrist stiffne base. s City. lyn batting order Sunday and got a can cause topping too, especially wit run-making single. He is an ' . el 4 excel- Fhort, run-up approaches. Keep re ' A a .TPA rtnqtn Tn Jnn side of the ball fixes an ,in Dothan Heights . lent basket ball player. - laied for these shots take thing and easy. Looking at the n i cler slow obleetiv I I 1 I I InT fl RI 11 pur n IR A M To IRlow and ennv Lookine at tbA P00 larAto Go bf PIO 464 JLA-11-410:1 - Ihir WON& 316 , , cr - - Calm.. ur 1 kolze.witio. An, F 40 , aA l A.A. 0 at) AA. Id 1161 I Joe costa A 1:o Join der side of the ball fixes an objective; , Beaten Twice w sTildi lAg.h.ere the eye sees the clubhead 7021American Trust Bldg. Phone Matra 4142 Team 4 4 BY AL DEMAREE DOTHAN, Ala., April 10.--Special. Mobile Wednesday u 0 111MEMEIMMON1111111111111 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS . , ormor Pitcher New York Giants) Dothan Heights School lost both ends HAVANA, April 12.--VP) Joe It B t all the history of golf only four of a twin bill here Saturday to Bar- Acosta, holdout pitcher of the Mobile eet ii r 1 have won both the British and bour County High School, 10 to 18 tam of the Southern Association, W.W. Gard D. O. Whlldn ) . erican open championships. and 8 to 7. respectively. The play has accepted an offer cabled him by Houston A. Brice Felix I Tarrant larry Vardon was the first to of Brown, Doster and Dempsey fee- Manager Duffy Lewis and expects to 1 Y N. R. Baker T. J. Shirley Leve this feat; Ted Ray, the sec- tured for the locals. Whoke. Brown, jcin the team Wednesday. Jack Carlton P. Smith William E. Fort,,Atty. ; Walter Hagen. 'the third. and Robinson and McRae turned in good Calvo, Fort Worth outfielder, delayed I ear Diamonas L Barnes, the last. games for the Clio lads, Brown get- .la Havana by the illness of his wife, k ,,r-- II the golf world is wondering if ting two four-base hits. also is on his way to join his club. JO ( were inseparable. , comes ,younn3 litnetsy ellannee. smanst and new The Cigar That's ..kst Right nun aura, 11111I V70111101131filloweca elfin welloffinunsheel. . - 1 )i Neither too heavy nor too ' Ict .h wild. I z 1 1: "71)7A.: Fo e11aoose from !yetteler come API

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