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Fultz Says That Time Likely
When Walkout Will Be
PUBS MUST REPORT THEN
New York, Jan. 16. David L. Fultz,
president of the Base Ball 'layers'
fraternity, today set February 20 as
the date the player's strike is likely
to become effective.
"The Chicago National league play
ers have been instructed to report in
Chicago on that date to make the
trip to their training camp at Pasa
dena, Cal.." said Mr. Fultz. "If the
present base ball tangle is not
straightened out by that time, how
ever, not one of the eighteen leading
members of te team will move. The
other clubs who have unsigned fra
ternity players, will be up against a
similar situation when they order
mobilization at the training camps.
The players simply will not budge."
When Decision Comes.
Mr. Fultz said the decision to join
tiie American Federation of Labor
came after reports from President
Johnson of the American league that
the fraternity must be crushed and
that players who are active in the fra
ternity must give up the order or get
out of his league.
"We needed something to bulwark
us up. and these seems no doubt that
affiliation with the American Federa
tion of Labor will prove a great bene
fit." continued Mr. Fultz. "I believe
such affiliation will strengthen us suf
ficiently to win the requests we now
ask Jor without carrying this strike
into the season. I do not believe the
club owners will want to antagonize
the federation, as base ball is largely
a workingman's sport, especially in
the western cities, where they are
unionized much more strongly than
the east. It would hardly be to the
advantage of club owners to hire in
ferior players in such cities.
All Answer Yes.
"Not only did 600 to 700 players
sign pledges late last season not to
sign until instructed to do so, but
within the last four weeks we sent
out fresh letters to the players, asking
are you still willing to go through
with this' and all have answered
"I also have received many letters
from players of low minor league
classification asking what they shall
do. They play in leagues not pro
tected by the fraternity and they have
been instructed to sign their con
tracts." Ban Johnson Not
Enthused Over the
Unionizing of Men
New York. Jan. 16. Affiliation of
i::e Base Ball Players' Fraternity with
lie American Federation of Labor
would end the present salary system
in professional base ball by which the
best players now receive thousands of
dollars for their work, in the opinion
uf President B. B. Johnson of the
American league, who discussed here
loday the plan to unionize ball
He asserted that change wtould
mean that a union scale of wages
v.uvld be paid hoOi to the star and
the average player. He doubted if the
tars of the &a;uc would make such
. n agreement.
President Johnson recalled that in
lie old National league kages were
.iandardized when owners found if
difficult to payithe large salaries some
players received years ago.
iV.der the plan at that time. Presi
dent Johnson declared, outfielders re
i civi'd a certain sum and infielders, it
was agreed were to receive another
amount. President Johnson said he
was unwilling to believe that present
day ball players, drawing large salar
ies would be content to equalize their
earnings abilities with players who
just managed to hang onto he major
president Johnson he hoped Sam
uel Gompers would first consult with
ti is associates before taking up the
proposal seriously, adding that the
American league never has been an
tagonistic to the American Federation
Presbyterian Pastors Attend
Rev. R. 6. Raup's Installation
Presbyterian pastors froin all over
the Presbytery of Omaha took part in
the installations services yesterday
evening at the historic Bellevue
chu7ch of the newly appointed pastor,
Kev. Robert B. Raup. Rev. Mr. Raup
if the success in the Bellevue pas
torate of Rev. Stephen Phelps.
l)o Bomethtng: for Your Cold.
At the first nlgn of a i-oimh or rolil lake
Ur. Rirs Plne-Tur-Honoy. you won't suf
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EtORS JESS VHMED . CHILDREN.
Jess Willard thinks a great deal of
his five little children. No matter
what happens to him or to the fight
ing game, their education when they
get big enough is assured. Willard
has placed $7,500 in trust with an in
surance company for that purpose.
In the meantime he wants them to
TO PLAYMIC HIGAN
Heaviest Schedule Nebraska
Team Ever Had Has Been
ONLY ONE OPEN DATE
Lincoln, Jan. 16. (Special Tele
gram.) With an exchange of tele
grams this afternoon, arrangements
were completed for the Nebraska
Michigan game for 1917 on October
27. The Michigan game was the last
! on the Husker schedule to be ar-
Under the agreement of the Husker
Wolverine managements, Nebraska
will go to Ann Arbor on October 27,
under a one-year contract, with a
guarantee and a provision for SO per
cent of the gate receipts.
The Michigan game gives the
Huskers six big battles on its 1917
schedule the most formidable the
Husker eleven ever tackled. With
out a break, except for one open date,
the Huskers will meet Iowa. Notre
Dame, Michigan, Kansas, Missouri
and Syracuse. Three of the1 six are
recognized leaders in foot ball in this
Here is the schedule as finally
adopted and approved by the Athletic
board here tonight::
October 6 -Nebraska-Wesleyun. at Lincoln.
Octnbpr 13 Iowa university, at Lincoln.
October 20 Notre Dame, at Lincoln.
October 27 Michigan university, at Ann
November 3 No frame. (The Nebraska
manaKement left thin ilate open to prepare
for the final drive of three games),
November 10 Missouri university, at Lin.
November 17 Kansas university, at Law
rence. November 20 Syracuse university, at Lin
coln. Sport Calendar Today
Banket Ball rhtaajro atcaiont Illinois, at
HuKlng Frriiril Wriflh ugAlnitt Ritchie
Mltrhrll, On ron nil n, at MMwankf.
Bo wit nit OprnltiK nf Tri-Statf Rowling
aMwitttion tournament, at Aberdeen, H. II.
fiolf Avntiul inert. of MufffcafhUrtett
Golf UKftoriHtlon, at llonton.
Kane Ball Meeting of Central Bane Ball
leairiie, at (Jrand Kaptdti, Mich.
Bench Shown Annnal dhow of Ameriran
Pom mere n Ian dob, at New York CM v.
Nwimmlnc Metropolitan Amateur Athletic
union 100-yard chan.pinni.hlp, at New York
Boiing Battling Levlnnky ajralnMt Bob
Moha, twelve rounds, at YoiinxMtown, O.
Not Quite Down and Out.
Many a man feels that he is down
and out when as a matter of fact he
still has in him many years of good
service that can be brought out by
proper treatment. Stomach trouble
often makes one despondent. It hits
him where he lives, saps his strength
and energy and makes him feel like
giving up. Give him a few doses of
Chamberlain's Tablets to improve his
digestion and invigorate his Itver and
bowels, and in most cases recovery is
prompt and effectual Adv.
TOE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY n. 1317.
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be happy, and they are. He has
bought a house for them. If they
want to throw their many toys about
the reception hall, neither servants
nor nurses say them nay.
If they scratch the furniture or de
molish the bric-a-brac, that's all right,
too. The house is theirs and they
can do as they please, says Jess.
TWO STATE TEAMS
Wesleyan Game Will Be Played
Thursday Evening Instead
of Saturday .Evening.
TOMMY MILLS HAS BOILS
The Creighton-Nebraska Wesleyan
basket ball game which was originally
scheduled to be played Saturday night
at the Creighton gymnasium will be
played Thursday night instead. An
nouncement of the change was made
Friday night Creighton will tackle
the fast York quintet at the Creighton
Wesleyan and York have two of the
fastest fives in Nebraska. Wesleyan
has held the state championship sev
cial years. If Creighton can down
these two opponents the Blue and
White warriors will have practically
a clean title as it is believed the Wes
levan quint is superior to that of the
University of Nebraska.
Tommy Mills has been coaching his
Creighton flippers under difficulty the
Ia.i week. Tommy is suffering from
h couple of boils on his neck and they
irritate him greatly. But Tommy is
sticking to his task, drilling his
charges to the limit. He lias been de
voting much of his time teaching his
athletes to shoot baskets. The Crcigh
tonites are weakest in this one point
and Mills hopes to have the fault fully
rectified by Thursday so when they
tangle with Wesleyan they can be de
pended upon to cage the ball when
ever they get down under the hoop.
Ravenna Girls and Boys
Win Basket Ball Games
Ravenna has a brood of basket ball
players of both sexes and they are
now on a winning rampage. Their
recent victory at Ravenna over Cen
tral City High school teams are just
a link in the chain of triumphs. The
Ravenna High school boys won their
contest 34 to 17, and the Ravenna
girls went their male townsmen one
better by winning from the Central
City High school girls, 3 7to 12.
One Fall Suffices Rival
Of Mr. Strangler Lewis
Ogden, Utah, Jan. 16. Joe
"Strangler" Lewis of Kentucky ended
his match here tonight with Pete Vis
ser, local heavyweight, when he pin
ned his lighter opponent's shoulders
to the mat- with his famous head lock
in seventy-seven minutes. Visser was
unable to come back for the second
The old adage says "Opportunity
knocks but once at your door." We
contend that Opportunity often
1 knocks but you do not waken. Op
! portunity is now going to knock loud
enough to wake you up watch these
WANT UPSET IN
THE MINOR LOOPS
Heads of Central and Three -I
Bodies Would Abolish
SUGGESTED BY TEARNEY
Chicago, Jan. 16. A movement to
abolish the present governing board
of the National Association of Minor
leagues and create a new board of
three members wos launched at a
meeting here today of the presidents
of the Central and Thrce-I leagues
and the Central association.
The plan was suggested by A. R.
Tearney, president of the Three-1
league, after the three league presi
dents had decided to meet in Chicago
January 24 to re-district their cir
cuits. It is planned to make them
more compact with a view of saving
mileage and reducing other expenses.
Tearney contended that the pres
et minor league board of eleven
members is too unwieldy.
"Millions are invested in the na
tion's minor leagues," Mr. Tearney
said, "and not one-tenth enough busi
ness principle is applied to safeguard
the investment, llase ball in the
minor leagues is going on the rocks
as the result of the lack of business
Tearney advocated that the pro
posed board be empowered with ab
solute rule and that its members be
remunerated so that they could de
vote their entire time to the sport.
"It would be a national commission
to the minor leagues," Tearney said.
Aged Man Carries
Small Fortune in
Carrying a dilapidated 10 cent store
grip, ragged and worn and which
dropped from its feeble handle with
the least agitation, but hiding within
its frail walls $1,500 in casli, Charles
Waterstadt, 83 years old, was found
by Bluffs police yesterday after he had
been wandering around in the railroad
yards all morning, frequently drop
ping his grip and always having it re
turned to him by some kindly
stranger. When safely lodged in the
chiefs room in police headquarters
the old man was found to be 1,500
miles from home with no knowledge
of how he got here, where he was
going or when he left home. He re
fused to be convinced that he was
not in New York City and starting for
his home at Pittsford. N. V.
Chief of Police Vien received a tele
gram last night from relatives of
Waterstadt. Relatives started from
the New York town last night.
Policeman "Covers" Alleged
Burglar With Arm Broken
Patrolman Foster Burchard caught
an alleged burglar early Monday
morning, but in doing so, he fractured
hia right arm.
Early in the morning neighbors
said they saw a man break into a
barber shop at 1826 Sherman avenue,
and Burchard, with Officers Bufford,
Coffey and Kinelly, responded. Bur
chard went to the rear entrance, with
a flashlight in one hand and a gun
in the other. He saw Frank Farrell,
Erie, Pa., start to run. Burchard
caught him, but slipped on the icy
sidewalk and broke his arm. He kept
the man covered with his pistol un
til the other officers came and then
he turned his prisonner over.
After Farrell had been locked up,
Burchard told his mates for the first
time that his arm had been broken.
Shoes for Rough Weather
We show here a model that will brave the worst kind
of weather and keep your feet dry and warm. The
"LET THEM STRIKE"
SAY WESTERN MAGS
"I've Got Twenty-Two Young
sters Who Never Heard of
Frat," Says Savage.
i "WE'LL CLOSE UP," SAYS PA
"Let 'em strike."
In this very laconic and philo
sophical manner do the Western
league magnates, who convened in
Omaha Monday, answer queries put
to them regarding the threatened
strike of the diamond athletes.
The Western league magnates re
fuse to be annoyed by the possibility
of a players' strike. In the first place
they do not believe the athletes will
walk out. In the second place they
insist they don't care if they do.
"I worry about a strike," declared
John h'avage, who owns the Topeka
franchise, but hasn't any idea yet
what he will do with it. "I've signed
up twenty-two young ball players,
who never heard of the Players' fra
ternity. And if I remember correctly
I've only got four or five veterans,
I can get rid of them in a hurry."
"I haven't sent out a contract," de
clared Pa Rourke of Omaha. "If the
players want to strike far be it from
me to stop them. I don't think they'll
really strike, but if they do it won't
last long. For my part I'd just as
soon close up the park for a year."
Ed Hanlon of Sioux City is an
other who insists he is not losing
any sleep over the strike talk. Hanlon
says he'd close up just for the fun
of it. Jack Holland, like Savage, has
a bunch of youngsters, who don't
know whether the Players' Fraternity
is something one eats for breakfast
or a moving picture.
Ducky Holmes agrees with his col
leagues. The Western magnates even seem
to think a players' strike might be an
aid to them. The moguls have come to
the conclusion that the way for the
Western to prosper is to play young
ball players. All of the clubs, how
ever, have some veteran timber on
hand. It would be hard to dispose of
ordinarilly. But if a strike is called,
these veterans would walk out and the
clubs thus rid of them without any
trouble or difficulty. Then all of the
clubs could load up on youngsters
and proceed to stage the annual pen
nant campaign as usual and at a con
siderably lower salary limit.
The strike isn't furnishing any
nightmares or day dream specters to
the Western moguls.
Two Men Rob Keen Hotel
And Get Money and Gun
Two men held up the Keen hotel j
on mgnicenin aire last Digni. i ncy
got $29.75 and a gun from the clerk,
joe Young. They escaped. This is
the second time the hotel has been
-eId up in the last yeai.
Henry Bachman, employe of M. E. J
Smith & Co., was robbed of C; 1 by a
newly-acquired roommate last night
at his rooming place, 2102 Douglas
street. The room.nae, known only
as "Paul," left in the middle of the
night with the money.
Court Finds Bowman is
Guilty of Selling Liquor
Richard Bowman of Pender, Neb.,
accused of selling liquor to an Indian,
was found guilty in the United States
district court. An appeal may be
made by counsel for Bowman on the
grounds that the Indian, Paul Decora,
to whom Bowman is alleged to have
sold tlie firewater, is a ward of the
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AGREE TO LIVE DP
TO SALARY LIMIT
Western Magnates Promise
Each Other They Will Be
Faithful This Year.
ANOTHER MEET FOR OMAHA
Faithful promises to rigidly observe
the salary limit were made by the
Western league magnate gathered for
the special session at the summons of
President Zehrung at the Hotel Rome
The salary limit was the paramount
issue before the magnates. It was to
settle this question that primarily
caused Zehrung to call the meeting.
Shortly after the 1916 campaign
closed several of the moguls an
nounced to the world that the salary
limit had been abused, mistreated and
knocked to splinters all year. No
denials yxere forthcoming. Silence
seemed to signify that everybody ad
mitted everybody was doing it.
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But last night the magnates agreed
they had' merely been giving them
selves rope with which to hang them
selves. They agreed they were too
ready to be suspicious of the other
and they agreed that it was time to
reform. No sooner said than done.
The salary limit will be strictly ob
served in 1917 no matter how the
merry athletes roar when they find
their salaries trimmed again and no
matter how irate Davy Fultr may be
come. No Veteran Rale.
The much-discussed veteran rale
did not come up at least the mag
nates refuse to admit that it came up,
'Tis said the national commission,
looks with disfavor upon any veteran
rules on the grounds that snch restric
tions of employment are directly con
flicting with the fundamental prin
ciples of base ball and the rights of
the players. That being the case the
magnates could not be expected to ad
mit they had accepted or even con
sidered any such mandate.
The next meeting of the league will
be held about February 15. This
meeting also will be held in Omaha,
Omaha getting these events because
it copped the pennant last year. Ac
cording to the well known constitu
tion the pennant winning city is sup
posed to get the meetings,
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