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About Will Maupin's weekly. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1911-1912 | View Entire Issue (March 10, 1911)
COMING ALONG WITH THE DOPE
FOR THE LOVERS OF SPORT : : :
to men the privilege of providing their own
The bunch is gathering, slowly but sure
ly. And just to think that in a little over a
week the 'Lopes will be cavorting around
the lot and getting the kinks out of their
joints. Simply no use trying to write a lot
of sport dope when we are so excited and
Paragraph two of this dope sheet is a
joke, of course. Thought we'd better label
it in time. Unglaub was to have reported
'steen days ago, and really did send word
that he was on the way. Pell Barrows has
chased down trains from the east, looking
for Bobert, until his tongue hangs out.
Manager Unglaub, whose name looks
something like linotype pi-line to those who
know nothing of the national pastime, is
getting acquainted with some of the fans,
but there are so many of them that he des
pairs of getting all around inside of six
months. But he is glad almost to death
over the local situation as he finds it. He
frankly admits he never saw such a large
proportion of a city's total citizenship
wrought up over the game as they are in
Linkum. And to the bugs who have met
him Unglaub looks like a bargain picked
off when the other fellow wasn't looking.
Say, what's the ministerial bunch going
to do if the no-pass rule is adhered to? Not
mentioning any names, of course, but if Rev.
Harry Harmon, and Rev. P. M. Orr, and
Rev. Dr. Roach are missing from the grand
stand there'll be some loss in "rooting"
when the 'Lopes get into a tight pinch.
Week days, we mean, of course.
Glory! The Si-ox City cozy corner is to
be enlarged, the fence on the thumbland side
is to be moved back four inches, and the
fence on the off side is to be moved back two
inches more. This will enlarge the grounds
27 per cent. Hereafter it will be impossible
to knock the ball out 'of the lot with a
The Sunday baseball bill isn't out of the
woods yet, but we are all hopeful. A few
people are waiting around the corner to
throw the boots into it, but it has a lot of
watchful guardians. The way the petitions
in favor of the passage of the bill are piling
in it looks like the legislature would make
it unanimous if the members act on the
wishes of a majority of their constituents.
George Moore maybe you'd locate him
better if we said "Sandhill" Moore has
prepared a petition for circulation. It is
addressed to President Despain and asks
him as owner of the 'Lopes to make one
radical change in the grandstand. Moore
wants the seats made of soft pine, claiming
that the present hard pine seats are too uncomfortable.
The management of the Kearney team
held a fair recently to raise money to finance
the club through the state league season,
and just because they had a candy wheel
and a grab-bag, a lot of truly good people
succeeded in having the thing stopped,
claiming it was gambling. What?
Pa Rourke is kicking because the sea
son's schedule adds a couple of thousand
miles to his itinerary. Now wouldn't Pa
make a dandy football player if that game
were really played with the feet?
.The office boy of Will Maupin's Weekly
is some sport, thank you. He offers to bet
a four-dollar dog against a couple of two
dollar cats that Lincoln's opening day at
tendance will be the laregst of any city in
the circuit, population considered; and that
the Des Moines atendance will be the
smallest, and no conditions imposed as to
Des Moines. -
And we haven't heard a word about the
City League' for this season.
Roy Corhan looks like a sticker in Chi.
And Farthing has a cinch. Roy may have
to come back for another season, but guess
it's goodby to the Parson, so far as the
minors are concerned. Wonder if Wesleyan
has any more theologs like Farthing in
"Gee, I love to see those extra-inning
games !" exclaimed a bug the other day,
"but they always get me into trouble. Make
me late home to supper, and it's a dead give
away to my frau."
The wrestlers have been having it all
their own way for four are five months,
but they'll have to hurry up and get ready
for the sidetrack. Less than three weeks
and we'll be trekking east on O street.
THE QUESTION OF SUNDA Y BASE BALL
Various church organizations throughout
the state are adopting resolutions denounc
ing the Sunday baseball bill now before the
legislature, and asking Governor Aldrich to
veto it should it pass the legistature.
Until the church as an institution exhausts
its every energy to secure for the wage
earner a Saturday half-holiday without a re
duction in wages, it has no moral right to
deprive the wage-earners of rest and recre
ation on the only day he can now call his
own. The church member who would de
prive the weary worker of an opportun
ity to enjoy the green fields, the tonic of
exhilarating sport or the inspiration of per-
sonal relaxation, unless on penalty of foss
of wages already dangerously near th point"
of starvation-the church meriibei? yriio
would do this without offering something
in return ought to get right with God.
"Remember the Sabbath day to keep it
holy." All right, then. Close your churches
on Sunday and open them on Saturday! Stop
Sunday funerals, which burden man and
beast. Refuse to go to divine worship on
street cars, for that means Sunday work for
thousands. Leave the kitchen range cold
from midnight Saturday until midnight
Sunday, for to cook on the Lord's day is as
much sacrelige as to enjoy God's pure air
and sunshine, relax brain and muscle and
lay in a supply of exhilaration on Sunday
that will last through the weary week.
Until the church of Jesus Christ offers
Vrtfcn something that benefits them physical
ly as well as morally, it has no fight to deny
Although Dahlman was defeated at the
late election, Dahlmanism lives on. It
seem his followers promised many side is
sues not in the platform, among them Sun
day baseball. The state senate has voted
to nullify the fourth Mosaic commandment
at the behest of Mayor Jim's friends Falls
Of course it is just as easy to be truthful
and fair as it is to be untruthful and unfair
a fact that would seem to indicate that
the Falls City Journal prefers the more dif
ficult course of being both untruthful and
unfair. If Mr. Dahlman had received the
votes of all who do not look upon Sunday
baseball as being wicked, he would now be
governor of Nebraska. And it was not "at
the behest of Mayor Jim's friends" that the
senate passed the bill legalizing Sunday
baseball in those communities expressing a
desire for it by referendum vote. The sen
ate -passed the bill because it was evident
that more people favored than opposed it.
And the mm who opposes anything be
cause a Mosaic commandment forbids it
ought to study his Bible a bit. The editor
of Will Maupin's Weekly has read his Bible
to poor advantage if he does not understand
it to mean that we are living under a new
dispensation instead of the old Mosaic law.
If the editor of the Falls City Journal be
lieves, however, that he is living under the
Mosaic dispensation we would call his at
tention to that particular commandment
which forbids the bearing of false witness.
There are some of us who despise a pre
varicator even more than we do a violator
of the Sabbath.
This Tickles Us
A new state paper has been established
at Lincoln by Will M. Maupin, a newspaper
man of genius and wide acquaintance. It
is named Will Maupin's Weekly and has in
dividually that is very pleasing. The pur
pose is to mike it a paper of state-wide in
terest and influence. - This statement is
made: "Will Maupin's Weekly is for people
who enjoy life. Pessimists and grouches
will not like it until it gets into their sys
tems. Then they will cease to be pessimists
and grouches." Mr. Maupin was for a num
ber of years a member of the editorial staff
of the Omaha World-Herald and since the
establishing of the Commoner has edited a
department in that paper in readable man
ner. The Press wishes for Will Maupin's
Weekly full measure of prosperity and use
fulness. Butler County Press.
We have a copy of Will Maupin's Weekly
of Lincoln, which plainly shows the ear
marks of its editor. The new weekly is a
dandy and we believe it is a winner at
least we hope it is. Humphrey Democrat.
If you want some good reading matter,
send a dollar to Will Maupin's Weekly, Lin
coln, Neb. He scatters all over the field and
makes some mighty good hits. Minden '
The Wageworker, Lincoln, Neb., is no
more; but rising from its ashes will appear
in its stead, "Will Maupin's Weekly" with
as the name indicates the former editor
of the Wageworker at the helm. Will Bill
make his new venture a success ? He cer
tainly will. -Kansas City Labor Herald.
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