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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEK: DECEMBER 31, 1916.
When the whale swallowed Jonah instead of small fish,
'Twas the high cost of living and not the whale's wish
Thra wan aa aid walker namod Tka,
Who walkd ovory nosa on th
Tha nrlshbom all aald
H had wheitU In hla hoad
And he thought h waa rldlaff a blka.
Thci wm an old irowh known m Btn,
Who was forwd to play hot now and then.
H would ahodder and blink
Wbea ho poured out a drink
And ak you tan tlntM to say "Wtam."
EASTERN gridiron elevens ap
parently are reluctant to en
gage in mortal combat with
western teams next fall. A
number of western college
have tried to enter into negotiations
with western schools, but have had
little luck. The east triumphed over
the west in the few intersectional
nlayed last fall, but the glory was
pretty thin and. fortunately for the
east and unfortunately for the west,
those games that were played were
with weaker western elevens. Ohio
tried to get a game with Cornell, but
the Itliicans refused to consider it
Northwestern wanted to schedule
Dartmouth, but the Green said nay
nav. And even Notre Dame hasn't
-i-heduled the Army yet. The east ts ;
learning rapidly. If it only would:
tangle up with the -west in a few more
conflicts its education would he com- i
Looking over sporting records of
the last year one finds the west did
pretty well again. The base ball
championship was won by the cast,
Williams, an easterner, won the ten
nis title, and eastern foot ball teams
had a little edge perhaps on their
western rivals, but with these excep
tions the west more than held its
own. Chick Evans, a westerner,
knocked the eastern golf world to its
knees by winning both amateur and
open golf titles; Robert Simpson,
from Missouri, was easily the star
performer in track athletics; the Du
Itith Boat club won the rowing cham
pionship and Jess Willard although
we're not hragging was raised in
Kansai and still lives in the west
Chicago. Oh, yes, the west did tol
erably well, tolerably well.
Base ball men seem to be agreed
thai the abolition of the bleacher seat
is a good thing. They may be right for
the present, but how about the future.
The bleacher fan is the boy and the
young man whose pocketbook can't
stand the heavier grandstand tax. He
Irarns to enjoy the game from a
bleacher seat and be. becomes a fan.
When his means becomj: greater he
becomes a grandstand fan. But if,
when he's young! he is unable to at
tend the games because of the high
price, he won't become a fan and the
grandstand patrons of the future will
be lost. The base ball men have de
termined on their stand, but the day
probably will come when they will
wish they had tread more slowly.
Al Tearney, the firebrand of the
minors, has been invited to attend the
annual meeting of the National Com
mission this week to submit his pro
gram of reform. It also is said the
commission intends to give serious
consideration to the demands of the
minors. The minors seem to have
made some impression on the big
fellows. At least their reform de
mands are not going to be buried in
committee and Tearney is going to
get a chance to talk at somebody tn
steady of to himself. Whether the
minors will get any more than polite
attention from the commission is
something else again, but at least they
are going to get the attention and
that ts a distinct gain.
The American league .has gone on
record as favoring reduction in the
price of world's series tickets. But
they overlooked one other vital de
" tail They said nothing of the dispo
sition of the tickets. And there's the
rub. It's the speculators who get the
tickets in their hands and then charge
prohibitive scalping prices who have
provided most of the scandal attached
to world's series and they'll continue
lo do so. The price of admission to
world's series games should be re
duced, that is true, but disposition of
the tickets should be so remedied that
thnse prices would stay reduced, too.
Tex Rickard is having almost as
much trouble trying to get Georges
Carpentier out of the trenches as
Henry Ford did the entire European
armies. As soon as Rickard admitted
his plans a dozen other fight promot
ers homed into the affair. Bush
league promoters follow the leads of
Rickard just like tin-horn Wall street
gamblers follow on the heels of
shrewd speculators, with the same result-
they usually manage to moss
everything up. Tex ought to step to
one side this trip and let some of
these "wise boys" walk into the trap.
There's one thing about that $900.
000 suit of the Baltimore Feds against
Organized Base Ball that may pro
vide interesting food for the fans. It
will be remembered that Charley
Weeghmann, Harry Sinclair, Jim Gil
more and others made some very se
rious charges against Organized ball
in that famous suit before Judge
Landis in Chicago. Now tins trio
will be compelled to enter a defense
of the verv principles they sought to
destroy in that other suit. The
lawyers ought to have a good time
turning their heavy artillery on
One would naturally infer that a
box fighter would come to this coun
try to tight, but the arrival of Les
Darcy on these shores seems to dis
prove this inference. It would seem
that Darcy has come to this country
to settle all disputes as to who should
be his manager, count his coin, keep
half of it, pick the lemons for him,
hold up promoters and bunco the
public. Already there's been more
lighting over the identity of the Aus
tralian's mana-er than Jess Willard
and Freddie Weljh have both done
in their entire careers.
Actor or fighter. Just which is this
Les Darcy that has come from Aus
tralia to visit us? When Darcy was
making his somewhat surreptitious
journey to this country we heard
mat he was coming over to take part
in a few box fights. Now that he has
arrived we learn he intends to go on
the stage for a few weeks, thus pick
ing up a few easy American dollars.
Evidently Mr. Darcy is in the fight
business for the same purpose his
American colleagues are to get the
Two men. Rasto.t of Minnesota and
llarley of Ohio, were placed on Wal
ter Camp's Ail-American eleven.
Walter is getting to be quite accomodating.
CAPTAIN OF SOUTH HIGH
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IN BASKET BALL
Biggest Floor Tonrnament in
the Country is Held in the
HAS REACHED HIG HPLANE
By KARL LEE.
Mute admiration of the wonderful
game of basket ball is responsible
for its amazing growth since its or
''"'zation but a few years ago. The
TTsmg together of great muscular
power, the skill, the speed, the alert
ness and above all the enthralling
teamwork of a basket ball five that is
rightly coached are attractions that
have brought this indoor sport a great
following. The game today is the
highest test of the all-around athlete.
It will continue to grow by leaps and
Since its inception in 1901 by Dr.
James A. Naismetb, now of the Uni
versity of Kansas, who at that time
was engaged in Christian association
work in Springfield, I1L, the game has
grown from a spontaneous gmyna
sium grill to a contest of such pro
portions that the best coaching talent
in the country is devoting untiring
efforts to its further development.
Easy to follow, the game is univer
sally popular. Coaches like it be
cause it brings out the best in their
athletes. 1 1 eliminates the pain of
deciding which is the best athlete,
for the stress of the play soon un
veils this truth.
Nebraska Holds Lead.
Basket ball found its origin in the
central west. Although it has spread
over the entire country, finding
homage in the smallest of villages in
nearly every state in the union, its
superior growth is in the Cornhusker
state. Last year the largest single
basket ball tournament for a state
championship in the union was held
at Lincoln. This year the interest is
on an increase and there is a possi
bility that the number of teams who
will gather to do battle for the Ne
braska championship will number
near 150. Orginally the contest cen
tered about such teams as Omaha,
South Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island,
York, Geneva, Beatrice, Aurora, Crete,
Sidney and Sutton, but now the en
tire state must be included.
Under the regime of such mentors
as Mills and Mulligan of Omaha, Rin
ger and Hatton of South Omaha,
Jone of Beatrice. Grinnell of Fre
mont. Schissler "of Hastings. Thieson
of Geneva, Gelwick of Osceola,
Squires of Crete and Greenstreet of
Lincoln, the indoor game has become
a mighty boost for Nebraska ath
letics. The game will always be the
big card of Nebraska high schools,
for it permits such small schools as
Crete, Geneva, Sutton, Kimball and
others to have a chance at the cham
pionship, where lack of funds and
men otherwise bars them from partici
pation in other branches of sport.
Rapid Strides Made in
' Field of Trap Shooting
The rapid strides which are being
made by trapshooters were evidenced
in the Grand American Handicap held
at St. Louis in August. Every section
of the country was represented among
the contestants. In a field of nearly
700 Captain John F. Wulf of Milwau
kee was the victor in the big event of
the tournament. The doubles cham
pionship went to Allen Hcil of Allen
town, Pa., who broke eighty-nine
clay rocks. In he event for women
Mrs. C. B. Dalton of Warsaw, Ind.,
captured the championship. Phil Mil
ler of Dallas, Tex., won the profes
sional championship by defeating
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I STATE TOURNEYS
Bt Player Now Take Part in
Competitions Within Their
WOMEN HOLD PLAY, TOO
By JACK VEIOCK.
New York, Dec. 30. While there
is always a general interest in national
golf tourneys, the interest of the golf
ing public as a whole turns largely
to club and state ehampionship
which are held annually in a majority j
of our states. Golf has taken a strong
hold in more than thirty states and j
is fast growing in others where state
tournevs are not ncia Decaunc mc
game is in its infancy within their
During the season of 1916 there was
a livelier interest in the golf tourn-;
neys in most states than ever before, ,
and the best golfers in all states
where the game is extremely popular
are gradually being drawn into coin- I
petition. Time was whun some of the
best golfers failed to look upon a ;
state tournament as worthy of their j
best efforts, and did not enter. But !
now the slate tourney draws the most j
efficient players and they spend weeks
preparing fcr competition. It is com
mon now. for many goiters who can
naie the time to travel to the scene
of the annual state tourney and spend
probably a week in advance of the
event, getting the lav of the course
and perfecting it in their minds.
Many New Names.
Among the list of state champions
for l'Mo are found many new names,
and the reputations of some of these
golfers are too well known for in
troduction here. The list of state
.-hampions among the women has
.-hanged entirely, and it is noticeable
that the women golfers are now
..laying for state honors annually in
widely scattered states, which shows
dial i he idea is growing.
Following is a list of the new stale
amateur champions and runneri-up:
Arkansas J. K. Knrland Jr. i Levaon M.
All,mi nr. A. B. HarrH, . M. Tut
will.'. Colorado Larry Hromfleld, V. A. Uc-
. '.tni.M'llriH Reginald M. T,sfa, Samuel
I'allfornla Lawrence Cowlnff, Robin T.
Florida Hum I.. winoua-nuy, '. n.
(iporffla Robert .tones, Perry Adair.
Indiana Burt Vllbur, John Simpson.
Iowa W. K. Groves. Carl Kulae.
Kanaas Harlow Hurley, Halt ralli.
Kentucky A. P. Uagbr. W. B. Heapeea.
llaaaathueotta Jesse Guilford. 6. Traf
Michigan Arthur II. Vincent, A. O. Lock
erlr. Minnesota Dudley atudge, H. O. Lets',
Mississippi Ir. R. F. Oranloff. R. P.
Mieaourl R. W. Hodge, Carl O. Andereon.
Nebraska S. W. Reynolde, B. H. Bpraaue.
New Jersey Oswald Klrliby, Mar. Alara
ton. New Ilampehlre C. W, Baas. L. H. Dowl-
North Dakota J. H. Rentar, Jr.; C. J.
Ohio Irm HoMeo, A. Baumgartnar.
Oklahoma George Frederlcltaon. H. O.
Oregon Roamll Smith, Rud WUheloa.
Pennartvmnla W. C. Fownea, Jr.; J. B.
Rhode Island Daniel Falrchlld. N. 8.
Booth Dakota H. N. Alkeoa. Paul Ixtrlng.
TehDeaooe George W. Fooaha, Don Rog
ers. TxmB Georga W. Aldredge, Bryan Heard.
Weat Virginia Oeorge W. Hewitt, Joawph
Wisconsin E. P. Allla, R. P. Canah.
California Mra. Hubert Law, Miea Edith
Colorado ICra. M. A. MoLaughtln, Mrs. F.
Florida alias Blaine Rosenthal, atlas
Iowa Mlaa Elisabeth Allen, lira. F. C.
Michigan Mine Dorothy Hutehuwjoa, Mra.
H. s. H umphrey.
Mississippi Mrs. J. W. Armstrong. Mrs.
Nebraska Mlaa Looiaa Poand, Mra. J. T.
North Dakota Mra. B. -X.. Lovwjoy, Mlaa
Oregon Mra. J. A. Dougherty, Mra. G. H.
Tesas Mrs. J. H. Lspham, Mra R. T.
West Virginia Mlaa B. C. Dawley, Mlaa
Wlaconsln Mrs. E. R. Whltcomb, Miss
Connertieut James M. Barnes.
Florida Jack Hutchlnaon.
Massachusetts Michael J. Brady.
Michigan Leo Deigel.
Ohio Arthur Smith.
Ponnsylvajila Jock Hutchison.
Itrarfy won after play-efl for tie with
Patrick J. Doyle.
Campfire is Big
Money Winner of
The Running Nags
The year saw a big revival of inter
est in the turf classics. Indeed, the
horse more nearly regained his pres
tige on the track than in any season
since racing was abolished in New
York. In the metropolitan section,
while the crowds perhaps were not so
large as in the old days, still the at
tendance figures ran well up into the
thousands. What was true of this
part of the country prevailed very
largely at all racing centers. Saratoga
underwent a restoration to some of
the brilliance of seasons about a
dozen years ago.
The season, as far as racing was
concerned, did not hold many out
standing features, but the importa
tion of many thoroughbreds from
abroad in the closing months of the
year augurs well for a more brilliant
future. The most noteworthy impres
sive victor of the season was Richard
T. Wilson's Campfire, the greatest
prize winner of them all. Short Grass
made a new American mile record in
the Queens county handicap at Aque
duct, covering the distance in 1:362-5.
Probably nothing more nearly in
dicated the return of racing in all its
glory than the sale of Friar Rock.
August Belmont sold the 3-year-old
to John Madden for $50,000.
Probably nothing in the realm of
light-harness racing muds out more
clearly during the last year than the
marvelous performance of the stallion
Lee Axworthy. Not once, but sev
eral times, was the old record broken,
until finally it rooted at 1 : S8 .
Another world's record fell by the
wayside when Directum I covered the
half-mile distance in Si)i seconds.
Holds Woman's Golf Title
LEONARD IS BEST
SCRAPPER OF YEAR
Work of Gotham Lightweight
Stands Out as Most Sensa
tional in Ring: Game.
MOTHER IS PROUD OF HIM
Chicago, Dec. 30. The gong has
rung for 1916. Gazing over the rec
ords of the ring for the last twelve
months the lightweight ranks would
seem to offer the most for perusal of
the fight fais. Hie work of one man
Benny Leonard, the New York East
Side lightweight stands out from the
rest as most sensational.
From comparative obscurity to chal
lenger for the lightweight champion
ship of the world is the leap that
Leonard has made. Before his bout
with Joe Maodot of New Orleans, on
December 17, 1915, which the south
erner, then in the front ranks, was
knocked oat in the seventh round of a
scheduled ten-round go, Leonard's
work had not attracted attention.
That victory sent the youngster's
name flashing all over the country,
and since that time he has demon
strated that the punch which sent
Mandot down for the count was no
fluke blow. In ten of his battles
Leonard has succeeded in stowing
away his opponent. In several others
the man facing him has had a narrow
He toppled limy Murphy over in
five rounds, Phil Bloom in eight,
Sammy Robidcou, Joe Welsh and Ed
die McAndrews in the fifth; Shamus
O'Brien in the seventh, Frankie Can
nefry in the sixth and Ever Hammer
and "Fighting Harvey" Thorpe in the
Six Stay Limit.
Six opponent have gone the sched
uled ten rounds with Leonard. They
are Freddie Welsh, the champion,
twice; Johnny Dundee, Joe Azevedo,
Rocky Kansas, Frankie Callahan and
Stanley Yoakum. "Kansas" escaped a
knockout by three seconds, the final
fong ringing while he was on the
oor with seven fatefnl seconds tolled
off. In Philadelphia Leonard fought
two whirlwind six-round bouts and
in both his opponent was in a bad
way at the finish.
Leonard's two encounters with the
champion were no-decision affairs. In
one the inwspapers gave Leonard the
better of it, in the other the champion
was credited with outpointing him.
Welsh is lightning fast, and it takes
more than ten rounds to run him
down to where hard blows count.
Leonard is a two-handed fighter, with
a blow in each. If he and Welsh get
into a distance bout the title may
quit dear old England and adorn this
side of the water again.
Leonard's best blows are his right
crosses and uppercuts. When the
former connects with the jaw the
fight is over. His left jabs and hooks
are fearful m the punishment they
Right Name is Lemer.
Leonard his right name is I.einer
literally fell into the boxing ring. As
a kid he was champion of tiis block
in New York and was known as the
Ninth Street King Bee. His mother
is German and his father a Hebrew,
horn in Austria-Hungary. It was quite
the thing for the best fighters in each
block to get together every once in a
while and fight it out for whatever
the spectators contributed. Leonard's
first tight of this kind was with a kid
named Joe Fogarty, and the Ninth
street champion got 30 cents out of
the 50-cent purse for trouncing his
Benny's folks were angry when
they learned he was scrapping quite
regularly in this way. lienny had
succeeded in keeping it from them
owing to the fact that he came home
Vs. Xs, "-rv ut4
unmarked most of the time. He ilill
is, for that matter. But one night lit
got a chance for a $20 bill, and some
how opposition to his wielding his
Benny one night led his gang to a
vantage point outside the window of
the club where Billy Gibson, the pro
moter and manager, psigned. Jn
their eagerness to see what was go
ing on during a bout inside the
youngsters pushed Benny through
the window and he landed on nil ear
at the feet of an usher. That worthy
promptly took him to Gibson.
Given i Chance.
"Aw, I can handle my mitts about
as good as some of those fellows,"
said the unabashed Benny during the
ensuing conversation. Gibson gave
him a chance to prove it by letting
him fight in a short try-out with one
Mickey Flnnegan. Benny hung It on
the Finnegan person and Gibson took
him under hii wing.
It was in this bout that the boy
he will not be of age nntil April 7,
next got the name by which he is
known. Pete Prunty, the announcer,
misunderstood the name of Lciner
when he heard it and announced the
fighter as Benny Leonard. After he
had won, Leonard became his ring
Mother Lciner still was not con
vinced she wanted Benny to be a
fighter. She arranged with his em
ployer that the next time Benny en
gaged in a battle he was to be "fired,"
but taken back on condition that he
do not don the mitts again. But her
plans went astray. Benny refused to
be taken hack and he went to Gibson
and asked him to pot him on at every
opportunity. This Gibson was glad
to do, and so Benny got his real
Leonard is a careful and conscien
tious trainer, is very careful of his
diet and does not dissipate. It is
hard for a sunny, jovial kind like him,
to be serious even in the ring, but at
the same lime he doesn't take
Mother Lciner is proud o' him
now and thinks he will be king of I. is
class before long. He 1 is a great
mamma's boy, and lest she worry
about him, the first thing he does
after tvery fight is to hike to a long
distance telephone and let her know
he is all right.
His success has not turned the
fighter's head. The family still lives
in the same old neighborhood, but in
nicer quarters. His companions are
the same who cheered him on in the
days when he was the champ of their
block, and, while Benny attends many
social functions, the girls do not
bother him at all. It is his mother
first and last with him, and she is his
guest of honor at all affairs.
Willard Humors Kids.
Jess Willard thinks a great deal of
those five little children, of his.
No matter what happens to him or
to the fighting game, their education
when they get big enough is assured.
Willard has placed $7,500 in trust
with an insurance company for that
In the meanwhile he wants them to
be happy, and they are. He has
bought a house for them. If they
want to throw their many toys about
the rccciplion hall, neither servants
nor nurses say them nay. If they
scratch the furniture or demolish the
bric-a-brac that's all right, too. The
house is theirs and they can do as
they please, says Jess.
Izzo on Warpath.
Frankie Izzo of Chicago, the small
est bricklayer in the world, standing
just sixty inches in his stocking feet,
has laid aside the trowel and level to
announce that he is returning to the
ring. For three years he has been
boxing with fair success, but lately
he ha1 been recuperating from illness.
Izzo's first bout probably will be
with Johnny Coulon, former bantam
weight champion, who has agreed to
make sonic kind of weight for him.
Then lzo is going after that Jimmy
Wilde belt emblematic of the fly
By FRED S.
A SKETCH ENTITLED.
Scene: A possession of a nation in
the throes of war.
Characters: Recruiting officer and
Champion: I wanta have a light.
The lust of battle calls me. I'm on
the warpath and I wanta hook up
with a dangerous guy. That's me.
rough and ready.
Recruiting officer: Just the man
I'm looking for. Need somebody to
whip the kaiser. Sign here.
Champion: What's the terms?
Recruiting officer: Thirteen a month
Champion: Oh, I couldn't think of
it. I've got to support mv poor old
mother and I've only got $100,000
now. I'm going lo America and
get enough money to keep my
mother the rest of tier life and then,
i( the war is over. I'll enlist.
HYMN OF JOY.
I Joe Steelier, we see by the paper,
' Will wrestle S. Lewis again, ,
I Will try the third time to defeat him, !
j And gather in lots of the yen.
But the conflict is carded for Frisco, j
, And we shed a joyous tear,
i For Frisco, let us shout it.
Is two thousand miles from here
Mr. Willard, it appears, is in
hard luck. Nobody wants to give
him that ul,000 to light. Now
all Jos has is that $300,000
they have been talking abourr
l.es Darcy is a popular guy.
He's likely to have more manag
ers than less Willard.
Ritchie Mitchell wants to tight
Freddie Welsh for the cham
pionship, showing that Ritchie
is an optimistic cuss.
By getting Rockefeller to pro
mote the match, Ritchie might
get Freddie to box him ten
rounds, providing no decision is
DOG WHITE MAY BE
Frank Iibell Said to Want
Former Sonthpaw Star to
Return to Old Love.
M'OILL MUST CONSENT
"Doc" White, famous southpaw of
the Chicago White Sox a few seasons
ago, probably will lead a club in the
Western league next season, accord
ing to reports coming from Loa An
geles. It is said that Isbell desires
White to lead Wichita, but this is
believed to be a mistake, for it is al
most a certainty that Isbell will head
his own clnb. It wonld not be Sur
prising, though, to see Isbell and
White make some kind of a deal
where the later will purchase Isbell'l
share m the Des Moines club.
The Los Angeles Tribune has the
following to say of White's probable
return to the game:
"Another old-timer is threatening
a comeback in base ball. He is no
other than Doc White, one time
star sonthpaw heaver of the Chicago
White Sox, later leader of the Tigers,
and still later associated with ex-Boss
Ed Maier of the Bengals. Doc is
considering an offer from the Wichita
club of the Western league.
"Frank Isbell, owner of the Des
Moines club of the same league, has
purchased the Wichita team and has
offered the managerial berth to
White. Isbell plans to sell Des
" 'There's nothing definite on the
deal,' said White last night over the
telephone. 'I've been offered the man
agment of the team; that was some
time ago, hut could not give Isbell
an answer, because 1 said that I
would stay with Maier as long as he
was in base ball. Now that Maier is
out of base ball I don't know what
" 'I haven't seen Isbell for some
time, but expect to get in touch with
him in a few days.'
"Isbell and White are former team
mates, playing together on the old
White Sox club that copped the
world's championship from the Cubs
"It is believed that White will ac
cept Isbcll's offer if Jimmy McGill,
owner of the Denver team, doesn't
interfere with White's plans, as ac
cording to base ball law White be
longs to Denver, as he signed with
that team last winter and turned the
management down the day before
he was scheduled to leave to accept
a position with Maier."
Frank Kramer Wins Cycle
Championship Once More
Two national championships in
cycling were decided at the Newark
Velodrome. In the ranks of the pro
fessionals the victory went to the
veteran Frank Kramer of East
Orange, who asserted his supremacy
over a strong array of American and
The championship, as in past years,
was awarded on the point system, and
Kramer had a wide margin of vic
tory. The national amateur cham
pionship went to John L. Staehle of
the Bay View Wheelman of Newark.
As in the case of the professional
championship, this also was decided
on the point basis.
Aside from the metropolitan dis
trict, cycling did not play a large
part in the field of sport. There was
dissension in the ranks of the pro
fessionals, and few new recruits were
added to the amateurs-
given, and Ritchie agrees to tit
his right hand behind his back.
We do not lik the winter league,
It fills us up with mnch fatigue,
We do not like tha winter league.
They're all Ty Cobhs in the
winter, but in the summer the
postal laws will not permit print
ing their right names.
There arc two champs no man can ','
However great his prime,
The first is old John Barleycorn,
The second old Doc Time,
Thus singeth Plato Pete in
Grant Rice's column. Evidentlv
Plato Pete never heard of Tub ,
Spencer and Hans Wagner.
We are greatlv disappointed in
Walter Camp. We thought Wal-
ter might put Johnny Bender on
his team this year.
Mike Gibbons says he is crazv
to meet Les Darcy. Every once
in a while you run into a gnv
who insists on monkeying with "
a buzz saw. v
OF MAY 1.
The west is wild and wooly,
Said an easterner one day,
And I am going westward,
Where all is rough and gay.
I'm going to drink raw liquor.
And lug a heavy gun,
And trot in hard-boUed dance hails,
And have I lot of fun.
He hit the train toward westward.
And landed midst us here,
His bearing waa quite joyful,
And he was blithe and cheer,
He b reesed up to a stranger,
And, said, "111 buy a drink,"
And the stranger said O. K. WhatH
it be soda pop or mkterai
We've gone dry out here.
CARL SAWYER WILL;
BUST INTO BOYIES
Former Western League Star
'to Give Up Base Ball to
Become a Comedian.
MADE 000D ON TRYOUT
Carl Sawyer, star second sacker ot
the Des Moines champions In 19l'
and last year "Germany" Schaeier'J
successor as a comedian with the
Washington Senators, may desert
base ball to act in the movies, ac'
cording to advices received by hi
Omaha friends. ;
Sawyer has signed a 30-day contract
wfth the Keystone company. He waj
rested out by the company's directors
and they say he passed 100 per cent
perfect. If the Ihtle second sacker
makes good in the m cries he will de
sert the national game. 'Z'.
Sawyer's friends have predicted
that he would enter the movies. When:
he was in the Western league he did
not pull any of his comedy stuff, but
when he joined the Senators he start
ed performing. So good was his funny
antics that the American league fans
soon forgot "Germany" Schaefer, who
has held the reputation of being the
funniest man in base ball. -
Sawyer did not play often with tha
Senators last season, and it is laid
that he held his job mainly through
his ability to amuse the fans round
the American league circuit. Sawyer
is a fairly good ball player and prob
ably would stick in the majors,
through his playing ability.
It is predicted that Sawyer will
prove just as funny in the movies as
he it in base ball. Nevertheless he is
going to take a chance with training,
the movie patrons. ' .
Four Conference :
Elevens Get Games )
With JJni of Ohio
Seven foot ball games complete the.
schedule for Ohio State university
next season. The 1916 champions oi
the western conference will meet four
"Big Nine" elevens Northwestern,
Indiana, Wisconsin and Illinois. ,
Oberlin, Ohio's traditional foe, has
been temporarily dropped, and a game
has been scheduled with Denison uni;
versify instead. Denison was tied for
first honors in the Ohio conference
last season and has prospects of K
strong team next fall. Efforts were
made by Ohio State authorities to ar;
range a game with Cornell, but the
lthacans declined to come to Columi
The 1917 season will open one weelf
earlier than last year. Case will play.
the opener on September 29, followed,
by Ohio Wesleyan one week laterr
Northwestern, which played Ohio foe
the conference championship last fall;
will come to Columbus October 13 fos
the first contest of the "Big Nine",
Illinois will be the attraction for'
the big home-coming game November;
17. The schedule follows:
Asptambar 21 Case university at CohtnH"
Ootober I Ohio Waalayan at Oshmabaa. , p,
October IS Northweatarn UBlvaralty
Oatobar 3T Danlson untvarstty at Colom-'"'
Novamhsr I Indiana untvaraltr at In'
November IS University of Wiaeonaia a
November 17 University ot Illinois '
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