Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 13, 1917, SPORTS SECTION, Image 42
2 S THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: MAY 13. 1917. BASE BALL IS BAD BUSINESSES WAY Giant Bookie Upon Retirement Says College Man ii Fool ish to Enter the Na tional Pastime. New York, May 12.-Nelson M. (Pie) Way, the former Yale pitcher, BOXING RING NETS F0RTU1 FOR JESS Tom Jones Declares Willard Has Made Over Half Mil lion Since He Wolloped Black Jack on Chin. SHADOW OF DRAFT FALLSONDIAMOND Many Big League Clubs Will Lose Budding Stars Through Their Conscription for the Ranks. Indoor Sports : : By Tad Copyright, 111. International Kw Sarvtca and more recently a recruit on the pitching staff of the Giants, has re. tired from base ball and will now en ter a business career in the plant of the Bethlehem Steel company. Way, who called the other day, en route for Bethlehem, said he was absolutely through with professional base ball. he had not spent as much time at the game as most college rookies do, having joined the biants alter aradu. atlon last June, but, even so, he feels that he spent more time than be could well afford. Many persons, he said, advised him to keep out of organized base ball, but he was stubborn this he admits and was determined to see for himself. "I don'i want to be in the position of attacking base ball, that is, profes--tional base ball," he said. "It is none of my business, and I haven't amount ed to enough in the game to stand as a critic. But I can say that 1 found it a toss, ao far as I was concerned. I say this in spite of the fact that I could sign at least two very satis factory contracts with good minor league clubs, with the prospect, of course, of working my way back to the big league. But I don t want it. "Jack Coombs put it correctly when he said that a college man goes into the big league with an education, and comes out without one. Coombs is a college man who has spent a number of years in organized base ball, and he ought to know. In fact, I could aee it for myself. You have no great incentive to read or keep up with the times; there is no bookish association. "Few of the big leaguera do any worth-while reading, and association with them does not tend to any amount of mental development. Of course, this does not apply to all, but I am speaking of the general run. They are all good fellows, to far as that goes, but I merely say that the life they lead doea not incline to mental cultivation. Then you spend about all the money you earn. It ap pears on the surface, of course, that you can save a lot of money; I couldn't. ' Spend All of Income. "There are tips at the hotels and money to De dropped nere ana tnere every day until you find that you are . living pretty much up to your income. And so, playing along, you run through the prime of your youth and alow up. Then what have you got ahead of you? That is the way I fig ured it out. Of course if a fellow can jump into fast company and get $5,000 or $6,000 year it will be all rightj provided you know when to quit. But you never do. Base ball ..... ..',. v T ... with Yale I didn't feel the grip of base ball. In a city when the other fellows would go to a big league park, I would go to some show; this is to say 1 wasrvt much of a fan. But after several months in a regular organiza tion I can see the difference; the game gets into you and you want to stick. So I quit before the thing got too firm a grip on me. Of course, I'll keep up my base ball. Out in Bethlehem they have teams at the plant, a small league, I believe. I'll do some playing out there, hut in the final analysis I'm for business, . first, last and all the time." ri,,.,j d.i, ri..u ct.t. Scheduled Play on June 2 The field committee of the Elm wood Park Golf club has drawn up a schedule of the season's play to start June 2. The first annual club championship will be held, starting August 25. The scion will wind up with a team match between teams led by the presi dent and the vice president on Sep tember 1. Events are to be held every Satur day and Sunday. The field commit tee consists of H. A. Christenaen, J. C. Allgaier, J. A. Austin, Linn Camp bell and I. J. Doyle. The leason s card is n follow: Jun t-I KlfhUtn-heT blind botajr. Jun 10 Klihton-hola htndlctp mtdal pur. Jun tl'tT Ulthton-hoH fcandlctp md tl ty tight to qualify, Jun ll-lt Two-ball fourtomo medal hi d I cap. Juno 10 St a to tournament. July 4 Flat oontatt, handicap. Prtia Amrioan flat. X July T-l KltjhUan-nolo match play aiainat bofty. July l-Mfc Bffhtton-holo liandleap modal play, all teen to qualify, for Luttrn cup. July Jl-Il ElsjhlMii-bola oa-olub handi cap modal play. July Swat f tt, Aufuat Frwldent'a Qompatttlon and prlio. Aufuat 11-11 Klthtton-holo madal handi cap, olxtoan to qualify. 1 August Jl-ta Vloo proatdent'a oompatltlon and priitj, AuRuat H-1C Club ctaamptonahlp. Ixtton to qualify. laptombar 1- Toam match, preildont voraua vlca praaldant, for dlnnar. Special Trophy Events At "Omaha Gun Club Today An unusually attractive program is scheduled at the Omaha Gun club this afternoon. Gun club members will shoot for the Rees Jewelry trophy, the regular weekly event, and a number of spe cial trophies will be hung up for other events. All of the events will be handicaps, so that the crack shot has no distinct advantage over the ordi nary shot A number of out-of-town shooters are in Omaha and intend to take part in the shooting. The Omaha Gun club will hold a beginners' shoot on June 3, Begin ners' shoots are being encouraged this year to get the young men of the na tion to learn the use of firearms. Val uable trophies will be presented for high guns in the beginners' shoot and gun club officers expect a very good attendance. The Gun club invites all the young men of Omaha, whether they have had any trap-shooting experience or not, to attend the shoots across the river at any time. Marin Plestina Clashes With Ad Santel Tuesday Marin Plestina, Omaha wrestler, haa arrived in .San Francisco, where Tuesday he is scheduled to meet Ad Santel, alias Adolpb Ernst, in a finish match. , . Th Santtt match means much to the Omaha grappler, as victory will give him a place among the half a dozen leading wreatlers in the coun try and will put him in direct line for a bout with Earl Caddock, who holds a more or less firm grip on the title. New York, May 12. The shadow of conscription is falling over the ex pectations of several big league man agers, especially those who are busily engaged in extensive team reconstruc tion. The age at which ball players are developed for fast company is an age that will be the heaviest con tributor to the armies of Uncle Sam. Comparatively few of these men are married. Jt is estimated that eight or nine of the Yankees will be elidible for draft'. and among them are a few whose loss would be a severe blow to the welfare of the team. In this respect the Giants are not ant to be hit so hard but there is no telling what McGraw's losses may be when enlistment on a big scale begins. Assuming that the draft will include able-bodied men between the- ages of i ana 6 it may go higher the Giants may lose a catcher, a couple of pitchers, and perhaps two outlielders. Approximately ten Giants are within the age limit, and at least six of them are rated as regulars. The great infield will not be broken up unless some of its members volun teer. Herzog, t'letcher and limiuer man are above the age limit and Holke. though onlv 24. is married and nas a little daughter. Kauff Is Eligible. Kauff, Robertson and Kelly are the outfielders who may be taken. Kelly is just coming of age and Kauff is 26. Roth are single. Robertson is around 3 and was married on Anrtl 6. the day war was declared on Germany. , Ut McGraw s four catchers, Mc Carthy and Krueger are under age, but McCarty is a married man. Kill Karidcn is 29 and has a family. George Gibson is a Canadian citizen. He is J2 years old, married, and has one child. Six of McGraw's staff of eight pitchers are under 28, but four of the six are family men. these tour are Perritt, Schunn, Tesreau and Middle- ton. Eligible for conscription are (jeorge Smith, Ired Anderson and Rube Benton. This trio would be hard to renlace. Smith is iust develon- ing into a first-class man, and has years of base ball ahead of him. An derson and Benton are 27. The gov ernment has not yet issued a call for left-handers, but Benton says he is ready. Harry Sallee is out of it, as he is 32 and married. Seven Are Single. If It is Uncle Sam's intention In use only single men in the first draft the Giants will not fare so badly. Their list would include Smith, An derson, Benton, Kauff, Kelly, Krue ger and Pete Kilduff, utility infielder. And as there will be selective draw ings the chances are that not more than two or three of these men would be taken in the first call. A second call will hardly come before late in tne summer or early in the fall, when the base ball races are nearly f in- isneo. It is the minor leagues that will be hit hardest. For instance, the New1 York club , sent nine players to Ro chester this spring, and nearly all of them are young, unmarried chaps. Former Pro Star, first to Enter Endurance Contest Larry Fleckenstein, former profes sional rider, who will be remembered as the star who broke all world's records on the Omaha motordrome two years ago, was the first rider to enter the Omaha-Sioux City endur ance contest, which will be held by the Omaha Motorcycle club May 27. Charles Howes, who won the club's endurance contest last year, has en tered and hopes to repeat his success. Louis Flesher, old time bicycle crack, has signed up for the run. Six Coun cil Bluffs riders have entered already, as have over a score from Omaha. Manv Drizes have been huno- im Among the donaters are Jolins-Man-ville, Nebraska Storage battery com- Eany, Fisk, Goodyear, Firestone and 'nited States Tire companies. Nation al Refining company, Sinclair Refin ing company, Omaha Bicycle com pany, Excelsior Motor company, Louis Flesher, Roscoe Rawley and L V. Nicholas. L. V. Nicholas will fur nish free gasoline and oil to every rider who starts. Jones Says He Has a Great Hurler in Allan Sothoron Fielder Jones says his new pitching sensation, Allen Sothoron, has more gameness and assurance than any young pitcher he ever knew. He tells this story as an illustration: "Sothoron fell in the mud in Chi cago trying to field a ball and the White Sox bent him. I said to him: "'Come out tomorrow morning and let me teach you how to field.' "'Don't worry about my fielding,' replied the youngster. 'I can field when I can't do anything else. I'll be the best fielding pitcher in the American league before 1 get through." "I believe Sothoron is .right. The lad has shown me more than any kid pitcher. His unexpected develop ment into a first-class boxman I II say he's that right now has made nothing impossible for the Browns. You can draw your own inference as to the exact meaning of this state ment." Barry Expects Walker to Be Great Star This Year Jack Barry expects to see Tillie Walker have a great season, and he advances a very logical argument o support his belief. Last spring Walker worked under the handicap of being stranger who was tilling the place of a Boston idol, Tris Speaker, and he knew that his work would be compared, perhaps quite un favorably, with that of the game's greatest outfielder, a great slugger. Now Walker does not have to think about Speaker. He is solid with the Boston fans and realizes it, so he should play a much better game. Benny Kauf Plays Despite Torn Nail on Middle Finger Benny Kauff may be foolish about some things, but he can't be accused cf lacking gameness. Denny has been playing his outfield job with a nail torn off the- middle finger of his lelt hand, though he admits every time he makes a caich or grips a bat he "sees stars." Women Tennis Players to Contribute to Red Cross New York, May 12. Women lawn tennis players of the east are pre paring to share the burden of the war equally with the men, if not on the firing line, then here at home, and it is announced that more than 1,700 of them are going to take part in a series of tournaments early this sum mer in the Metropolitan district. Each player will pay $1 entry fee, and the total amount thus raised will be turned over to the Red Cross. Miss Bessie Holdcn of New Rochelle is the originator of the idea. and, with Miss- Marie Wagner and miss norence Hallin, has been work ing out the details. The first tourney will begin this week on the clav courts of the West Side Tennis club at Forest Hills, Long Island. Detroit Sends Collegian To Hannibal for Training The Detroit rink mill mA MMi;,... Feiierhnrn. the mammAlli Wnrth. ...... em university first baseman, to Han nibal ot the Ihree-I league for devel opment. Scout Charley Barrett, who UUg ., H, luniks h year in me mi nora will fit him fnr a riritla- r.n.::nn with Detroit. Th T. M, RoiBalll ImlBt thov sir i-nmlnsr On May IS fh MCrthva will sl. . dnc at Turner hall, KftHiitter Hrbert RonkUr win hnlil Ar cushion one lor the Bciteiina. Today If tha Off Sunrlar fnr thai FmA,. Qi in urcaier umana league. Today ll vacation dav for tha Cartmr Lnk Club iquad of the City leagua. Rttnentfy John Mr-TWmntt nt k. m wnyi w reieaiea oy Alan ft r Victor. GUR Dworak. tha tfl that rlmita m Mark na jr. nas eignea up with tbe McCarthys. Jones, backstonnor fnr (h c n rivt victors, coneciea icven asntsts last Sunday. 'Huddle" Pal p. Ksennv and .Tosi Harm hava elfiied with tha National Cash Reals ters. On the roster of the Merchant Junior a new xuaian iaDiea William Ueavsr la at- lavnan. Ous Voss, star wlndnaddlt for tha Town. sends, haa severed his oonnectlon with, the lunnors. Stevens, who used to decorate Pa nmirV.' pay roll.' Is now hurling the borsehld for I'jiaiurooutn. That dance ilvcn by Victor B. Lund, sec retary of the Metropolitan league, was a district success. Now that HatnuH Moore has bolstered up tha Prank Deweys a different atory is axpectnl today. To data Abner Kalman, president of the Greater Omaha league, is satisfied with the work of his umpires. , The Besellns will open the season for Lake view, la., today, when they buck up against the town boys. Back or tha block Clifford Cole Is now on duly for the Townsends. Ha looks rather sugary in that position. Bill Fox joined the robbers last Sunday. He umpired the fuss between the J. B. Hoots and tha Monte lalros. According to Manager Walton of the Car ter Lake club warriors they will wake up In tha very Immediate future. Bill Hakenhnls, T. M. Rozgall star, had an off day last Sunday. He had seven chances and muffed them sll. Marty Flanagan, star leather emr warrior of Crelghton unlvernKy, In now attached to tha fast BurgPBs-Nash bunch. Fred Kruit attempted to mobilize a team for aummer duty In the City league, but tailed to deliver the groceries, M. B. (Brlghami "Young, who launched the Mercantile league several years ago, has been relegated to camp has been. For tha Information of teams outside of the assoclatUn, Schuyler and Bennington, Neb., are looking for Sunday battles. Berg, from some burg In Colorado, was Introduced to the Te-Be-Ce's lent Sunday and- ha made a favorable impression. With Maxwell working Ilka a well-oiled machine, the Murphy Did It-Oraln Ex change battle ought to be a hummer. Some classy Class A gent can hook on with the Baseline. They ncod a good In flelder. Call Koy Staoey at South 1238. Jot Olllham and Frank Mlrsky headed the artillery for the Holmes' White Sox, each nailing a couple of olean swipe. A strangor called Soggy made his de but with the Da hi man Knights last Sun day and showed class at the middle bag. Edward Mlnlkus, George SuteJ and Jos eph Wachtler, each nailed three hits dur ing the Melady-C B. UeVot Victor wrangle. William Victor, manager of the McCar thys, would like to commune with Georgv Probst. Victor's phone la Douglas 639. The Magic Citys Iced their game with the Walnut Hills when Cleiumons hit a home run, ljutnu a triple and Anderson a double. The Couiicii Bluffs Imperials want a game for May 20. Address Otto Achat. 3ti04 Avenue B, or telephone Council Bluffs 60s. On the arm of each shirt ot the Holmes White Sox haa been Inplanted a silk flag approximately four Inches wide and six long. Weiss Corcoran gathered an average of -fi7 during the Armour-Holmes duel, clout ing two out of three to remote corners of the lot. Chink Tompsett, one of the municipal adjudicators, would like very much to get on the staff of thi Ureater Omaha league umpires. Next Sunday the Baseline wilt nerfnrm at Louisville, Neb. Their schedule la va cant on pecoratlon day. Call Roy Staeey at South 1236. Tt Is Htranrffc that no Class A team has bothered Frank Butler. He Is a doodle of a back-stonper and would play If properly approached. Because tht Omaha Crockery band Called Sand Lot Gossip Intercollegiate Track Meet Off Because of War Philadelphia, May 12. The cancel lation of the intercollegiate track and field championships for the first time in more than forty years is deplor able, but it had to be done. The war made it necessary. The officials were reluctant to call off the meet, but they realized at the Pennsylvania re lays tnat to hold the games would be foolhardy. The absence of teams from the big eastern universities at that important meet demonstrated that it would be impossible to gather a representative list of athletes for the championships. Military duty al ready has played havoc with the vari ous teams and more enlistments, wnicn are expected, will lurther de. plete the athletic ranks. Joplin to Fill In Open Date in Omaha Wednesday The Jopl'n Miners will stop off in Omaha Wednesday for a single con test with the Rourkes. When loplin opened the season here Mav 1. two games were postponed on account of rain. To escape a superabundance of double-headers later in the aeason, Kourke an I Savage agreed to play me game weonesoav. which n in open aate lor ooth clubs. to decorate tha green last Sunday the imr v. uiaras marcBea ore with a for feited fame, There ig a rumor that the South Omaha Merchant Juniors are to rearrange their team and have a "whliier" on deck in a week or two. Bud Lawler accepted nine chances for tha Ts-Be-Ce'g against Plattemouth. He was swttched from corner two to the short stop position. Smith of the Townsends cams elosa to a no-hit game last Sunday. Nary a blngle was delivered by the opposition until the final chapter. Ecktraler fielded sensationally at station one for the Armours against the Holmes' White Sox, taking car of ten cbancea with out a mlsous. Greater Omaha leagua umpires for today: Me Andrews at Holmes park, Sage at Mala dy's, Meadow and Kocher at Ataletlo park. Council Bluffs. Potash covered himself with glory for the four chapters he worked against the Toiish Merchants. Out of a possible dosen he whiffed ten. Carter, the youngest pitcher In Class B, hurled a no-hit game against the McCar tneys. Errors permitted by his teammates gave them two runs, Brhlnr the stick a stranger to local base ballists, with Musser for an appellation, performed In a faultless manner for the Armours last Sunday. There will be no love lost this afternoon when Edward Hasen of the Brandeis and his Uncle J awn Hasen of tht Holmes Whlta Sox oppose each other. Evidently Ford of the C. B. DeVol Vie tors had a few spark plugs missing last Sunday, for he did not run smoothly against the Malady Mavericks. Last Sunday Thomas Sullivan looked sweet on the firing line for the Melady Mavericks, striking out thirteen and allow ing only three blnglee. Chester Dean, the relief hurler of the J. B. Roots, rot cracked on the arm with a foul while coaching last Sunday. Ha will be ready for duty today. Zelgler and Zelgrler, the Msglc City battery, are brothers, but there Is harmony between them, anyway. A. Zelger whiffed fifteen Walnut Hills Sunday. - General Urlg of tha Alpha camp, Wood men of the World, is of the opinion that the other magnates ot the Metropolitan league have no room to talk. Ross, with the Te-Be-Ce's. handled his position back of the plate with much ease at Plattsmouth, and the chances are ha will do tha receiving in tha future. Halley Calvert hurled some game for tha Park Avenue Florists against the Roxgalls. whiffing; firteen. including Hackenholts, leading hitter of the league, twice. . Miserable base running kept the Holmes family out of the run column against the Armours. Three runners reached third, with no out, but couldn't count. At Miller park this afternoon Mayor DshU man. who la the financial animal behind the Dahlman Knights, will look over his colts. Battle called at S:3Q p. m. Tha Park Avenue Florists expeot to chalk up another win against tha Trimble Juniora. Gustolf and Harris were the batting de mons for the National Cash Register team against the McCartneys last Sunday. Although a trifle late, Joseph Dugher, who used to scoop 'em around the Initial corner, is now ready to re-enltst. He used to be a regular cut-up at bag one. Two two-base assaults and a single, and nary a run in one inning by the Holmes Whlta 8o against the Armours. There must hava been a screw loose somewhere. Coyle. the lad with tha strawberry hair, who toils around second for the Beddeos, la no grandstand player, but he can gener ally be depended upon to deliver tha goods. The Beddeos surprised tha wise ones Isst Sunday by walloping tht Woodmen of the World crew. J, Cogan's home run In the second, with tha bases full, put tha game on Ice. Ermia Kleburg Is still In tha ranks of ' .a unsigned. Ha used to pull 'em down In a phenomenal manner and Is not a bit back ward with tha billy. For further informa tion call Webater 3161. The Council Bluffs Imperials Journey to David City today. Miller and Hanson will work for the Imperials, while Browne, last year with Atlantic, la,, will hurl for David City, and Schamburg, All-Natlos catcher, will do the reccivinc. Plnault and McFarland, the battery for the Walnut Hilt Athletics, have also signed contracts with the Omaha Crockery Com pany. Tha contract! by the Crockery team were turned In on April ll and the Wal nut Hill cob tracts were received oa April 12. s y y i 1 op ir- Jess Willard Admits He Is in Class by Himself New York, May 12.-rChampion Jess Willard, who is now in town, admits that there isn't a first class challenger in the heavyweight class. For a time it was believed that Fred Fulton, the Minnesota giant, would prove sityable opponent for the conqueror of Jack Johnson. But Ful ton's sorry performance in a recent bout with Carl Morris here put him out of the running. The fact that Morns, in a subsequent scrap, was unable to dispose of the glass-jawed Loney, also eliminated the former. Frank Moran was so easily beaten oy Willard in Madison bquare Gar den last year that a return match would not prove attractive. As for the other alleged heavyweight boxers, there isn't one who would stand a ghost of a chance with Willard, so tnat tne champion retirement from the prize ring appears to be a fore gone conclusion. Incidentally, Willard isn't a bit sorry for the reason that he cares little or nothing for the manly art. Major League Clubs Will Cut to Eighteen Players New York, May 12. It will not be surprising if some of the major league ball clubs reduce their rosters to sixteen or eighteen players within the next month or six weeks. The player limits in the American and Na tional leagues are twenty-five and twenty-two men, respectively, but the magnates, who fear that the war wilt affect the attendance during the summer months, are seriously discus sing a plan to reduce expenses. It the majority decide to cut their teams down to eighteen players it is figured that both leagues will save about $300,000 in salaries. By the terms of the new contracts players whose serv ices can be dispensed with may be re leased on ten days' notice. For that reason it will be comparatively easy to cut the pay rolls. Most of the play ers who are released will go into the leading minor leagues, which means that the men whose olaces thev fill may find themselves out of employ ment. 11 is saia ine magnates wiu get busy with their pruning knives immediately. Joe McGinnity Delivers Ultimatum to Club Owner Toe McGinnitv has made some in sistent demands on his club owners at Butte that amount almost to an ultimatum. He says the park and grounds have to be fixed up, so that the field will be more fit to play on. and that he must be permitted to se cure, needed talent. After a spurt at the start of the season the Butte team has shown badly. Leon Cadore Reaches Top After a Roving Career Leon Cadore has had a roving ca reer since lyio, when he was first purchased by the Dodgers from Wilkes-Barre of the New York State league. Brooklyn sent him to New ark in 1914, and again in 1915, after exercising an option. Last year he was sent to Montreal and was again recalled. Sell Season Books for $5 In Eastern League Cities Each club in the Eastern lea true will sell coupon books good for every game during tne season for $5. I m Clarkin of Hartford is the father of the idea. Each club has fifty-six games at home, which makes base ball pretty cheap in a Class B league for the fan. Maranville's Kid Brother Burns Up High School Loop Walter Maranville has a brother who is playing high school ball in Massachusetts and doing such won derful work as a shortstop that sev eral league scouts have been asked to look him over. Chet Chadborne Signed by Vernon After Can from Oaks Chet Chadbourne, former Fed, and last year in the Southern league, could not make good at Oakland and was released, whereupon George Stovall gave him a berth with his Vernon Tigers. Fritz Coumbe Says Alaska League is Place for Him Fritz Coumbe of the Cleveland In dians says the colder the weather the better he pitches, and that if there was a league in Alaska or Siberia he would be a star performer in it British War Office Tells Aviators to Take Up Got The desirability of athletics, and golfing in particular, as a form of recreation during periods of great stress is emphasized by a recent de cree of the British war office, which was published broadcast in the Ca nadian papers last week. This decree insists that every aviator, Canadian as well as English, now on active dutv at home or in i ranee, should de vote a day a week to golf as a means ot rjuietinir nerves. Many of the soldiers in other branches of the service have already taken to eolf. and it is no uncommon sight now, it is said, t see batch after batch of British Tommies, in their mud-spattered khaki, with here and there a brace of Scotch Highlanders, in their more vivid kilts, trampinf over the French hills with bags o clubs slung over their shoulders, Rickey Changes His Mind About Outfielder Smith President Branch Rickey of the Cardinals has changed his mind about Outfielder Jack Smith. In 1915 Rickey, then manager of the St. Louis Browns, gave Smith a trial. It lasted three days, during which Smith did not tret in a name, and Rickey said he would not do. Now Rickey says Smith is one of the most valua- b e n avers on the Cardinal team, me youngster lias made a lot of progress in mat time. Yankee Heads Put Stop to Spring Exhibition Tours Manager Donovan and officials of the New York Yankees are quoted as saying the team will indulge in no more spring exhibition tours, such as that staged this year with tne Boston Braves. Donovan says his team was hurt more than helped and that for next snrine he favors going south as far as Florida and staying there until just before the opening of the season. Gotham Golf Association Adds Seven Clubs to List New York, May 12. With the new season barely under way the Metro politan Golf association stands in a better position today than at any time m its history. The 1917 year book shows the names of eighty-four clubs, as against seventy-seven a year ago, and that takes into account the passing out of existence of the Dyker Meadow Golf club. No Severe Rules About Late Hours for Matty's Players Manager Mathewson of the Reds lets it be known that he has no se vere rules for his players, who are to be put on their honor. They can drink and they can smoke, or even keep late hours, provided they are always in condition to give him the best that is in them on the field. Detroit Bounces Ellison When Oscar Vitt Reports The Detroit club sends Infielder Ellison to St. Paul in the American association. With Vitt on the job the Tigers have ' a surplus of infielders, and the list will be added to it Man ager Jennings get Defate, as he ex pects. Browns Release Rookie to Newark Under Option The St. Louis Browns have released Pitcher Pennington, the Eastern league recruit, to Newark of the In ternational league, under option of repurchase. Prettiest Mile Women to Start Season's Play May 17 The Prettiest Mile Ladies' Golf club will open the 1917 season at 1 :30 the afternoon of May 17. A driving contest, putting contest and nine-hole blind bogey match will make up the opening day's program. Veteran Otto Williams is Signed by Hartford Team The veteran Otto Williams, who has played in all leagues, almost, in the twenty years of his career, has signed with the Hartford club of the Eastern league for this year. Vancouver Gets Pitcher Rojas from Oakland Club Pitcher Rojas has been secured by the Vancouver club from Oakland. He was in the Central Association last year. New , York, May 12. Tom Tones, Jess Willard's manager, has made this statement: "Willard'" gross earnings from his ring bouts and his circus work to date total between $600,000 and $700. 000, and a great part of this is in vested in farms and ranches in Cali fornia, Oklahoma, Michigan and Kan sas. When he is not living in his $25,000 home in Chicago with his wife and five children, Willard is spending his time in one of his two bung.ilows in California or is giving his atten tion to his horses, quartered on the aforesaid farms and ranches. Horses constitute his hobby, and he also takes a great deal of interest in farm work, being a lover of the out-of-doors. "As regards his pugilistic plans for the immediate future, he has none that are definite. He is readv to box the first man the public demands that he should meet, but personally I don't think and neither does lest that there is a man in the ring today that could give him a battle. , "Another thing that must be con sidered when talk is made of a bout with Willard in it is the amount bf money that would be attracted to the exhibition. Take Morris, for instance. He couldn t draw enough to make a bout between himself and Willard a profitable venture, and as far as box ing ability is concerned, he does not begin to compare with Jess. Jump Clause in Contract. "We have a three weeks' clause in our contract with the circus people, which means that we are readv to jump into I attle any time a suitable offer is made. If Fulton had been successful in his bout with Morris, it is possible that he might have been matched with Willard. for there seemed to be some demand for a Wil- lard-hulton bout. Reports that Willard is ereatlv overweight is all rot, as is the report of his attitude with regard to the war. 1 know personally that the biz fel low is readv and eaeer to enlist for service at the first call for married men, and he has often told me he was going as soon as this call is sounded. He is in perfect physical condition and weighs in the neichhnrbnnA nf 270 pounds at the present time, de spite reports to the contrary." Penn Relay Games in 1918 May Be School Boy Meet Philarfflnhi'a Mm 1? TUm t. relayt may be a schoolboy meet in 1918. In thf event that th u-ir which America is now plunging, lasts tlirOUfirh another VMr an1 a orf n.n jority of the college athletes are raA in 1 ! tti. u nit iuiuis, u is prooaoie that the relay carnival, which after twentv-twn vearc ha h.rnma am r.C the foremost amateur athletic events in the country, will be held solely for Scholastic, teams Tha P. ment will hardly abandon the relay inccu, ii any way can De tound to avoid doing so. For (the sake of the future the Onaltera will Hi., ih. lays" in almost any form in order to keep the meet on the American sport calendar. The logical solution, of course, will be to put on scholastic races in place of the college cham pionships, and there seems to be no reason why this plan will not be suc cessful ennttirh tn along until the piping times of peace New York Fans Clamor to Have Game Start Earlier New York Vfav 1? M. Of the lnral hall narlre ctill 1 orine for games to begin at 3 oclock. Prairt,n 17Kk. f .U. Tt t l -uutio ui uic ruoKiyn club said the other day that he was prepared to institute this reform if the owners of the Giants and Yankees would make the first move. In view nf the fart that th XT..., V-L . tracks begin operations at 2:30 o'clock and that the matinees at many of the local theaters start at 2:15, it is hard to understand why ball games at the Polo grounds and Ebbets field cannot begin before 3:30 o'clock. U53J, MILES IN 24 HOURS That's the Record Set Up by THE HARLEY - DAVIDSON You can have thousands of miles and months of plaiur, health, satisfaction and con- oroy if you ride a , 1917 Harley-Davidson The Master Motorcycle The service we render is equiva lent to factory service. "RIDE A HARLEY-DAVIDSON AND BE SATISFIED" Victor H. Roos "The Cycle Man" HARLEYrDAVIDSON Motorcycles & Bicycles 2701-03 Leav.nworth St. OMAHA, NEBRASKA.